Economic Aspects of the Liquor Problem

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1899 - African Americans - 327 pages
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Page 203 - Indian superintendent or agent, or introduces or attempts to introduce any ardent spirits, ale. wine, beer, or intoxicating liquor of any kind into the Indian country shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than two years and by fine of not more than $300 for each offense.
Page 203 - ... shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than two years, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Page 215 - The saloon is here the workingman's club, in which many of his leisure hours are spent, and in which he finds more of the things that approximate luxury than in his home, almost more than he finds in any other public place in the ward.
Page 203 - No ardent spirits, ale, beer, wine or intoxicating liquor or liquors of whatever kind shall be introduced, under any pretense, into the Indian country. Every person who sells, exchanges, gives, barters or disposes of any ardent spirits, ale, beer, wine or intoxicating liquors of any kind to any Indian under charge of any Indian superintendent or agent, or introduces or attempts to introduce any ardent spirits, ale, wine, beer, or intoxicating liquor...
Page 125 - Of drink in all its combinations, adding to every trouble, undermining every effort after good, destroying the home, and cursing the young lives of the children, the stories tell enough. It does not stand as apparent chief cause in as many cases as sickness and old age; but, if it were not for drink, sickness and old age could be better met.
Page 311 - ... exceedingly moderate scale of duties but have entered into active competition with their European rivals in the supply of the world's markets. The great change that has taken place in our imports and exports of iron and steel will be seen at a glance in the following tables, which we have compiled from the reports of the Bureau of Statistics of the Treasury Department. The following table gives the foreign values of all our imports of iron...
Page 33 - The main fact, however, that the saloon is more than a mere drinking place, and that it supplies many legitimate wants besides the craving for intoxication, should be frankly recognized, and ought to be of help to those who are engaged in practical efforts to counteract the evils of intemperance. This part of our investigation has been carried on mainly through the agency of social and university settlements, and these institutions are already taking advantage of the knowledge gained in their daily...
Page 96 - As a final result of this inquiry it was found that of 29,923 cases reported by charity organization societies and other organizations dealing with the poor in their homes, 18.46 per cent. are attributable to the personal use of liquor; 2.07 per cent. to the intemperate habits of one or both parents, 0.45 per cent. to intemperance of legal guardians, and 7.39 per cent. to the intemperate habit of others, not parents or guardians. Thus the average percentage of poverty due directly or indirectly to...
Page 31 - ... cause in less than a third, and as the sole cause in but 16 per cent. The difference between the importance of liquor as a cause of crimes against property and of crimes against the person is surprisingly small. It is, as would be expected, somewhat more prominent in crimes against the person...
Page 37 - ... Society Labor Union provided that one-third of the weekly contribution should be spent in refreshment of the members. In 1899 "many unions fine or otherwise punish those who attend meetings in an intoxicated condition, and the Trades and Labor Council of Fort Wayne, Ind., goes so far as to provide that "the Council shall never, on any occasion, where it is giving a demonstration, celebration, excursion, picnic, ball, or entertainment of any description, sell intoxicating liquors to any person...

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