The government had an option to purchase the plant of the company under the licences of 1884, but did not exercise it.
State-wide prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors was voted down in 1887 and a local option law went into effect; in 1907, when there was no licence in 145 (out of 243) counties and licence only in parts of 51 other counties, a law was passed giving local option to parts of cities and towns.
The government had option to purchase the company's provincial plant under the licence of 1884.
If he threw out every woman he slept with, she'd have to save this option for a last resort, in case he fired her the morning after.
Gabriel, if you can't find an option to save me, will you swear to let me live out what I have left in peace?