Cant and the Canteen

Cant and the Canteen

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: drink if the opportunity is offered them. "Now right or wrong this fact exists, and can not be ignored. As much as it may be regretted, the drink habit does exist in a portion, at least, of the members of the Home, and it will remain there while life lasts. This may be an unpleasant fact, but it is one that the administration of the Home has to deal with. These drinking men may have been the very best soldiers. In some instances the habit may have been acquired in service; in others it is used to relieve pain of rheumatic or other character. Certain it is that it exists, whatever the cause of it, and they have a right to be in the Home. "Second. Now, the various branches of the Home are located near cities of greater or less size. In those cities liquor is always to be obtained at saloons, and that, as you are aware, is frequently of the most villainous character, and those members of the Home who drink liquor will patronize them if they cannot do better. Many of these dives are of such a character that men are drugged, robbed, and thrown into the streets; and the question that presents itself to the management of the Home is, 'How can the evil be avoided; if not avoided, then lessened?' These facts are especially true: First, the habits of life are formed and, second, the Homes are so situated that the opportunities cannot be denied them. "Now, if by allowing them beer under proper management and control they can be kept from visiting dives and drinking the villainous stuff that they too often do drink, and from being robbed, it is certainly a wise and moral thing to do. The canteen is not the complete remedy against the evil. There are those who will patronize these dens and dives in the city in any...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878205
  • 9781236878205