The Primitive Methodist Magazine

The Primitive Methodist Magazine

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... and the liberal portion of the working classes form a majority of the constituencies returning members to parliament. If they will only act wisely and not divide their forces as they did at the last general election, the very next parliament will not improbably place the establishment in the same category as her Irish sister and do it in a manner that will be infinitely more satisfactory to men who think that honesty is a virtue. A Five Years' "drinr Bill"--The following communication from the pen of Mr. William Hoyle has lately appeared in the Manchester Examiner and Times;--Sir, --The excise returns which have just been published enable us to calculate the consumption of intoxicating liquors for the year 1875. The interest which is taken in all that relates to the nation's intemperance justifies the surmise that particulars of the same will be acceptable to your readers. The following table gives particulars of the various kinds of intoxicating liquors consumed, and also the money expended thereon;--Gallons. British spirits (1) 30,106,107 at 20s 30,103,107 Foreign ditto (2) 11,782,650 at 24s 14,139,180 Wine (3) 17,349,370 at 18s 15,614,433 Cwts. Bushels malt. Beer Sugar used (4)... 884,241 3,772,761. Malt used (5) 50,424,979. 81,280,449 Total 60,207,740 Eq. to 1,088,739,320 galls, of beer at Is. 6d. Gallons. British wines, cider, &c. (estimated) 17,500,000 at 2s. 1,750,000 Total 142,890,169 (1) See Trade and Navigation Returns for Feb., 1876, p. 70 (2) See ditto ditto Deo., 1875, p. 12 (3) See ditto ditto Dec., 1875, p. 14 (4) See ditto ditto Feb., 1876, p. 69 (5) See ditto ditto Feb., 1876, p. 69 In 1875 the population of the United Kingdom was 32,737,405, which would give an expenditure of 4 7s. 4d. per head for every man, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668871
  • 9781236668875