People drank even more as secret bingeing occurred causing "absence from work...lying and deceit..."
"There is more now solid and systematic 'silent' sosselling going on now than ever before in the history of the district."
The writer also describes the hypocrites who voted for the "no" licence status in order to line their own pockets through sly-grogging.
Charmingly written. And a lesson for today's prohibitionists.