American Brewers' Review Volume 20

American Brewers' Review Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...ought, by right, to interest and enlist the support of every normal citizen of this country. This prompts me to relate an experience which you are at liberty to use as you see fit. About six months ago I was returning to New York on the Empire State Express when there boarded the train at Rochester a big, husky, prosperous-looking fellow who came into the smoker, and after looking around for a seat, selected the one next to me. He lighted his cigar and presently started to talk. He was a man of more than ordinary intellect. His flow of language was easy, his choice of;ords bespoke excellent education. His statements were vigorous, and altogether he was far ahead of the average chance railroad acquaintance. We discussed a variety of subjects, and on all of them, what he had to say was interesting. Finally the curiosity born of an experience of twenty-five years "on the road" prompted me to ask him his business. Then ensued this dialogue, which I repeat to you as I have told it since to scores of my customers throughout the country: I am in a rather unusual line, to use a commercial term. I'm the representative in this district of the anti-saloon league. Is that so? (Laughingly) Now that just goes to show how easy it is to make mistakes. I judged from your general appearance and behavior that you were a pretty decent sort of a fellow. I'm sorry you look on my calling in an unfavorable light. What objection do you find in it? I'll answer that question fully when you tell me precisely what the objects of your league are. I have some slight idea on the subject, but may have formed it upon unreliable information. Why, the primary object of the A. S. L. is to abolish the saloon. It's the national course. You know and every intelligent...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771516
  • 9781236771513