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The liquor bill in the House of Delegates.

The House, yesterday, had under consideration the bill for the suppression of the distillation of spirituous liquors. The grounds upon which the supporters of this bill rest their advocacy are, that an unusual quantity of grain is being consumed in this traffic, and that a judicious economy, in view of the present crisis, requires that the grain thus used should be appropriated to a purpose more laudable. In ordinary times we question the propriety of our legislative bodies meddling with affairs which should seemingly be left to individual control; but in times like these, when every bushel of grain may be needed to feed our soldiers and their destitute families at home, we regret that there should be the slightest hesitancy in voting measures for the suppression of a manufacture which can only be productive of evil.--The bill was read a third time and ordered to its engrossment by a vote of 56 to 28.

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