Liquor Legislation in the United States and Canada; Report of a Non-Partisan Inquiry on the Spot Into the Laws and Their Operation, Undertaken at the Request of W. Rathbone, M. P.

Liquor Legislation in the United States and Canada; Report of a Non-Partisan Inquiry on the Spot Into the Laws and Their Operation, Undertaken at the Request of W. Rathbone, M. P.

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...When the court decided that wholesale licences could not be withheld, there was immediately a great increase in their number. Many applications were made by persons who had been refused retail licences, their real object being to do a retail business under a wholesale licence. In many instances they evaded the law by selling beer in quart mugs half full of froth, or by supplying cups or glasses, so that the purchaser of a quart of spirits could share it with.others on the spot. In 1891, on the passage of the law conferring a discretionary power to refuse wholesale as well as retail houses, the number of licences again fell. In 1888, when the new law first came into operation, there were 3,426 applications for retail licences. Of these, 1,340 were granted, 1,952 were refused, and 134 were withdrawn. Turning to the criminal statistics of Philadelphia, we find that a comparison of arrests for drunkenness between the years 1887-8 and 1891-2 shows a diminution of more than 25 per cent., and the difference is still greater if allowance is made for increase in population. The returns, however, for the year immediately following the passage of the new law showed a diminution of arrests by about 40 per cent., so that the rate of improvement appears not to have been fully maintained. The following table shows a somewhat close connection between the number of licences and the number of arrests for intoxication and disorderly conduct: --' At the Annual Licensing Meeting in 1892, about 1,890 licences were granted (1,388 retail). In 1893 there was a considerable rise to 2,181 (1,632 retail). The additional licences are said to be chiefly in the new and growing parts of the. city. The Board of Public Charities of Pennsylvania, in their report for 1888, observed, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236598008
  • 9781236598004