Foreign News: Traitorous Textbooks

Low angry cries, then loud fervent exclamations rose in the Chamber of Deputies as peppery Socialist Edouard Barth took the rostrum and savagely exposed what he was pleased to call "the nefarious villainies of the French Anti-Alcoholic League."

"They have been drumming up children too young to know better," he cried, "mere babies of nine and ten, and into their little hands they put pens, and they guide the pens to make signatures, on what, my friends?—on a treacherous pledge as black as Hell itself that the little ones will no more drink the...