Minutes of Evidence Volume 2

Minutes of Evidence Volume 2

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... sell as openly asunder license?--They have not licenses; I was speaking of the shebeens. 25602. You say the hotels sell in open violation of the law 1--A hotel-keeper told me the other day that when the Scott Act was introduced he had l?600 to the good, and that he had not only lost that but he was now $600 to the bad. 25603. The Scott Act did that?--So he says. 25604. And it is therefore had!--It was bad for him. 25605. And you say there are other people who sell openly?--The people went to the shebeens instead of going to him. 25606. And that, of course, was not profitable to him?--It was profitable to them, otherwise there would not have been so many of them. 25607. Do we understand that the hotel men have not sold any liquor under the Scott Act or have sold liquor?--As much liquor has been sold in Drummond since the Scott Act as before. 25608. Do you mean sold by the hotel-ke pers?--Not so much by them. 25609. Then they have observed the law; is that the case?--I do not believe they have observed it, except to a certain extent. We had one case two or three years ago where the bar was kept open in the same way as we had bars previous to the introduction of the Scott Act. 25610. What steps were taken to punish the violator of the law?--Six convictions were got against him, but the result was that they were all set aside on certiorari. 25611. If the bar was closed did not that show that the law had some grip?--Of course the law has a certain amount of grip. It forces people to do acts in au underhand manner. The Scott Act had no grip on the masses of people. They got as much liquor as they wanted, only they were forced by the law to obtain it in a way that was wrong in one sense, and as every man would try and evade the law, it made him...show more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651324
  • 9781236651327