Census Reports; Eleventh Census 1890 Volume 6, PT. 3

Census Reports; Eleventh Census 1890 Volume 6, PT. 3

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and. second, the quantity of distilled spirits of all kinds so consumed. Concerning the amount of alcohol alone so consumed the Secretary of the Treasury, in his annual report of December 2, 1889 (page xxix), estimated the amount at about 6,000,000 proof gallons. While of all forms of distilled spirits alcohol is that which is most largely used in the arts, it would nevertheless be a serious error to assume that it is the only form of distilled spirits so consumed. Cologne spirit is used for many purposes for which alcohol, on account of containing certain impurities, would be unsuitable. This is particularly true in relation to the preparation of a large number of tine chemicals. Whisky, brandy, rum, and gin are likewise used in the manufacture of proprietary medicines and certain pharmaceutical preparations, such as tinctures and medicinal wines. The Statistical Abstract of the United States, prepared by the Bureau of Statistics under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, gives the quantity of distilled spirits consumed in the country as 80,613,158 gallons in 1889. There are no estimates of so high authority for the quantity used ot other forms of distilled spirits as that of the Secretary of the Treasury for the quantity of alcohol used, but an estimate of 15 per cent of all distilled spirits consumed as used in the arts and manufactures would lie equivalent to 12,000,000 gallons in round numbers. THE METHOD ADOPTED BY THE CENSUS OFFICE IN MAKING THIS INVESTIGATION. In entering upon this investigation two difficulties were encountered. In the first place, the use of distilled spirits for manufacturing and medicinal purposes is so widespread and extends into so many and such varying industries that the problem of obtaining statistics...show more

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  • 9781236607713