Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 10

Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...be permitted to vote upon the exclusion of liquor. The request was granted, and so remote was the county that when it 'went dry, ' in the popular parlance, the outside world never heard of it. Then militia districts, here and there, asked for the privilege of local option, and occasionally another backwoods county would come in. "The first sign of discontent came from the wholesale liquor-dealers. When they announced, in 1883, that total prohibition prevailed over two thirds of the territory of Georgia, and that in consequence their year's business had fallen off 50 per cent, from that of the previous year, they were scarcely believed. Yet so it was. The entire northern portion of the State, a large slice of the southwestern, and all of the southeastern, were as absolutely prohibition territory as if they were portions of Maine. In Alabama and South Carolina the same tactics were being pursued. The movement had also extended into Mississippi, where it was already looked upon as a disturbing element in politics. "Then the Prohibitionists laid siege to the smaller towns, until at last, out of the 137 counties in Georgia, 85 were totally committed to prohibition, 30 others were partially under prohibition, and in only 22 counties was the sale of liquor unrestrained. Thus victorious and emboldened, and recruited by the entire Republican vote of the State, the temperance leaders demanded that the Legislature should pass a general local-option bill--a bill that would permit an election to be held in any county upon the subject, on the petition of a given number of citizens, and without the expense and annoyance of special appeals to the Legislature in each case. This measure was deferred in the session of 1884, but was on the calendar for the...show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,370g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606175
  • 9781236606174