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[338] before the magistrate and answer for the conduct of his guests. Imagine how this rule is likely to promote good fellowship round the mahogany-tree!

Such drawbacks may be taken off the sum of public benefits conferred on Vermont by the Liquor Law. What remains? The Workman's Paradise remains: a village which has all the aspect of a garden; a village in which many of the workmen are owners of real estate; a village of five thousand inhabitants, in which the moral order is even more conspicuous than the material prosperity; a village in which every man accounts it his highest duty and his personal interest to observe the law. No authority is visible in St. Johnsbury. No policeman walks the streets — on ordinary days there is nothing for a policeman to do. Six constables are enrolled for duty, but the men are all at work in the factories, and only don their uniforms on special days to make a little show.

Some part of these beneficent results must be assigned to the platform scale, a special industry which seeks out quick and steady men, and by rewarding them beyond the ordinary rate of wages helps them to grow rich. A house and garden

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