The Liquor Problem in All Ages

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byDaniel Dorchester

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... several licensed houses. We instituted many inquiries as to the feeling of the population on the condition of things; and the opinion at which we arrived was, that if these parishes were polled together upon the subject, not more than ten per cent. would be found voting for the re-introduction of licensed houses.' THE BRITISH DOMINION IN NORTH AMERICA. The policy of the Canadian Government, in their treatment of the Indians, has been strictly prohibitory. A special correspondent of the "Scotsman," writing upon the spot in 1881, said:" The Indians formerly killed off their cows and sold their skins for whisky, the trade in which has been mercifully abolished throughout all the North-west. 1t was simply poison to the red men, and did more to kill them off than probably all other causes combined. The selling a drop of it to an Indian is now a penal offense. He further said: Alcoholic liquor is tabooed, and not even the passing traveler is allowed to carry the means of rectifying stagnant prairie water, without having previously armed himself with a permit. The restriction in question, originally enacted by the Hudson Bay Company, in the interest of the Indians of the North-west, has been continued under the government regime, and seems to be very strictly enforced by the mounted police, who apparently have got the country into such good order that very little else is left for them to do. We had not been long at Shoal Lake, when a keen-scented officer smelt out a case of brandy w'hich had been quietly jogging along on the mail wagon for the comfort of some thirsty soul farther west. The relative permit was demanded, and none being forthcoming, the officer forthwith stove in the case; and, having duly tested the character of the liquor, remorselessly consigned...

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... several licensed houses. We instituted many inquiries as to the feeling of the population on the condition of things; and the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217596975

ISBN - 13:9780217596978

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