12" x 9" 4pp .Clever temperance flyer, produced by Dr. Walkers Vinegar Bitters, circa 1870, imitating a train schedule for the Dead River Grand Trunk Railway--Rum Policy, President, S.U.R.E DEATH, Superintendent. The train leaves Sobriety, with stops at Tipsyville, Guzzler's Glory, Cursington, Pauperville, Delirium Falls, etc--last stop Sulphurdom (Hell Gate). The conductor of the Jersey Lightning Express is Satan devil, Esq... "At Poison Switch, a short branch road leads to Perdition Camp..." "It carries more than 1,500,000,000 to Destruction..." It's not dated, but t is a reference to the National Beer Congress, 9th annual session in June 1869, so probably printed shortly thereafter. The back page is an ad for Vinegar Bitters. Scarce. Fine condition. 

TEMPERANCE - FLYER MOCK TRAIN SCHEDULE FOR DEAD RIVER RR.

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