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Prohibition Denounced -By Preacher. REV. LEYTON RICHARDS' VIF.WS. (By a Special C'rrespndlent.) In an article headed "Church and Liquor Poll," prohibitionists are frantically endeavoring to discredit the remarks of many clergymen re garding the evils of "dry" Jaws. They are seeking by misleading pro paganda to establish that the state mi.nts of Rev. Leyton Richards, for mer pastor of Collins Street Indepen dent Church, have been inaccurately used hy'anti-prohibitionists. and they have alleged that the Rev. Leyton Richards has described the arguments and comments attributed to hhnim as "a gross, travesty of his point of view." Now for the facts, facts unassail able and irrefutable, facts supplied by Rev.-Richards himself in a letter written: to Mr. C. W. Cowper, secre tary of the Australian Temperance Association. The letter was writ ten from Carrs Lane Church, Birm ingham (England) under date De centher 19th, 11f29. It reads: AN IIAT'E LIETTER. "Dear Mr. Cowper,--I had an irate letter a month or so ago from the Prohibition League in Mel bourne stating I had misquoted in certain leaflets, apd that the mij (quotation was being used to but tress up the liquor traflic. The leaflet in question' was not sent to me, and I assumed that the brew ers had been up to the same tac tics which they have employed here, in selecting one or twoasen tences and using them for their own ends. 'rhe lellet of the Aus tralianm 'Temprance Association, however, which you sent to me, .makles me believe that this was the one to which the Prohibition League objected, and that you are th'e prime culprit whom they wish to hIng, draw and quarter. "I can only say that they gave me tas inaccurate an idea of your leaflet as they alleged that you ,had givent my address,: but now that I. see the leaflet, I cannot for the life of me understand their ob jections. : You have fairly set out the 'dry' and 'wet' positions, nild thenl indicate thie conclusion I iin a senltence."