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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 8

$125,000 A Year

$125,000 A Year

fully represents the whole outcome of this barbarous system of revenue so far as the State is concerned. It does not begin to pay the costs in criminal cases, which in 1876 were $227,380; nor the expense of the Penitentiary, which for the same period set down at $176,522. Yet both these extravagant outlays may trace paternity largely to the licensed dramshop.

On all other matters of information touching crime and pauperism and intemperance, the archives of the State are rayless and dark, so that it will be necessary to rely upon the more general statistics compiled under national authority.

By reference to the census of 1870 and the classification embracing Missouri, it will be found that the number of distilleries in this State was in that year 91, the page 6 breweries operated 124, the wholesale liquor houses 313, and the licensed