THE VAGABOND

Effective Monday, November 2, there will be a proportional Federal tax on all Liquor sales, the Treasury Department announced recently. --Boston Herald, October 28.

Farewell, all ye punches,

ye liquified lunches,

ye parties of cocktailed society;

upon post exam binges

the war now impinges

a life of the strictest sobricty.

The delicate sipper,

the raw seasoned tippler,

will parch in a nutural frustration;

martini, manhattan,

barcardis like satin

are part of a lost generation.

Again prohibition,

this cyclic condition;

while Temperance Unionites blubber

of morals and livers.

the taxpayer shivers,

and gin becomes synthetic rubber.