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Several days ago there was circulated in this community an article claiming to give the facts in regard to the saloon question in Mount Vernon,, Ohio.
This article undoubtedly was prepared by the liquor interests and circulated here and elswhere with the deliberate intention of deceiv¬ ing voters. It states that the taxes had increased under the Beal law, and that the townwas on the eve of bankruptcy. This is a deliberate falshood, as shameless as ever was concocted by base and foolish men. We have it on the authority of Dr. Wilbur, a leading citizen of Mt. Vernon, that in the two years of the reign of the Beal law the town has reduced its taxes one mill and a half. No doubt this fact was known to the men who wrote that article for the press. It could have been known by the men who helped to circulate it here, if their zeal for the truth had equalled their zeal for the saloon.
It is true that in an hour of laxity on the part of the temperance people Mount Vernon went "wet." The Bible says: "As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly. "