Temperance in All Nations; History of the Cause in All Countries of the Globe Volume 1-2

Temperance in All Nations; History of the Cause in All Countries of the Globe Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Republic was Cana, distilled from sugar-cane; but owing to the bad political and dreadful financial state of the country, gold having risen to a premium of between four hundred and six hundred per cent-1 and the increased Custom House duties, the distillation of all kinds and classes of wines and liquors was begun in this Republic. As I remarked, in answer to the third question, owing to the bad state of affairs, intemperance in the last few years has increased to an alarming extent, increasing the poverty, immorality, and list of crimes fifty per cent. The classes of liquors that are produced in Paraguay at the present time a: re about as vile as it is possible to make them, and as a natural consequerm instead of producing a drunken stupor, a person who indulges becomes a maniac for the time being. The Government, so far as Ican see, is doing absoluteli 1-The producers do not make any reports to the Government, and the only parties who have reliable figures as W the consumption of liquors are those to whom are sold the Fight t collect the taxes imposed on consumption. The Governmfl" does not collect the taxes, but sells this revenue eveI'l' 'W0 Years to the highest bidder. The purchasers of the riglll keel' records, of course, but these are private, and for reasons that are apparent, anything like a correct statement of the M10" consumed is not published. The United States Minister, ill" Hon. john Hicks, has had occasion to seek this informfl!l"and after an unsuccessful effort myself to get reliable Slim'-'65 I aPPllEd to him. He tells me that from the best information he could obtain through the houses that purchase the I11"l_" lY Of the Government, the annual product of wines in...show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978765
  • 9781236978769