Grant Urges That "Local Option" Be RetainedThe Testing time is drawing near,
When every voter should appear,
With firm resolve devoid of fear,
To vote for Local Option;
For sake of those you dearly love,
All danger from their path remove
Which for the future good will prove,
Vote then for its retention!
The people have resolved to be
From drinking customs wholly free,
No tippling scenes for youth to see
Strong their determination!
Will band together might and main
Their rights for righeousness will claim,
Removing hence this lethal bane,
Its final extirpation!
The liquor trade no good bestows;
Its course of evil plainly shows;
Its dire results each victim knows;
The source of such pollution?
The sorrow, woe, and crime it breeds,
All other causes far exceeds,
Its byways end in evil deeds,
Beyond all computation!
Up then ye voters, true and strong,
Vote in the right, vote out the wrong,
Your vote, if right, will peace prolong
The grandest compensation!
Peace in the home and peace abroad;
The path that leads to peace with God;
Ne'er found in all the crooked road;
That leads to dissipation.
December 11, 1911