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THE FIGURES OF HELL

OR THE

TEMPLES OF BACCHUS.

DEDICATED TO

THE LICENSERS AND MANUFACTURERS

OF

BEER AND WHISKEY.

BY

MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON.

"Wine is a Mockery.".
Strong Drink Death.

nun

NEW YORK :

PRINTED BY
THE OAHSPE PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION.

1882

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM THE HEIRS OF
GEORGE C. DEMPSEY

Copyrighted

1882

BY
MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON.

PRESENVATION MASTER

BHS
ATHARVARD

Gift of
The Heirs at
George C. Dempsey

PREFACE.

This is not a pitiful tale to make women and children cry; but solid facts and figures that no man can truthfully gainsay. A book full of testimony and statistics, overwhelming in terrible truth. It is the result of twenty years observation and study of the liquor question amongst the high and low. And yet the half is not told. This appeal is not to drunkards, pleading for them to reform. That has been tried in vain. There

are

no half-way measures in treating with maddogs and rattlesnakes. Unless they are killed or boxed up they will kill us. Equally so is it with those that manufacture and sell intoxicating liquors. Prohibition in one street will not save a city; nor will prohibition in one state be successful, because of that state's bad surroundings. We are an afflicted people, accursed with beer and whiskey. Read the testimony as well as the figures, and say if it is not time some amendment be made to our present laws. These statements are collected from reliable statistics, and not merely for a

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