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THE GOTHENBURG SYSTEM.
Sketch of this Famous Plan for tho
Diminution of Drunkonnoss.
Having tho statutes nnrt Inst year's
roporb oftlio "Christiania Associa
tion lor tho Sale of Spirituous Li
quors and Boor," ami also an ex
planatory lottor from thohook-keop-or
of said association, wo shall uso
those payors as tho standard, and as
tho capital is tho largest city of
Norway (about 150,000 inhabitants)
tho association of that city is also
tho grandest and its merits aro most
sharply outlined. Every little town
in tno country has ono now and
soiiio of tho thickly populated coun
try districts ovon.
Tho statutes made by yonoral
mooting of tho "Christiania Associa
tion for tho Sale of Spirituous Li
quors and Boor," were approved by
Roynl Patontof August 22, 1881, for
a term of five years from January
1, 1885; however, tho association did
not start operations till Januaiy 1,
188G, and has since boon ronowed.
Tho association is formed ns a limit
ed corporation. From the not pro
ceeds of tho business tho sharehold
ers receive 5 percent interest per
annum on their shares. The sur
plus is used mostly for public bene
fit. Of licensed dram-shops, which
also sold by tho bottle, there existed
in tho cit soumty-two and some of
tho licenses were issued for the life
of tho holder and his wife, aiid this
last kind could oulj bo taken away
from tho holder for non-payment.
In order to have tho liquor-traffic
transacted in the least injurious
manner ovorybody agreed that tho
association must have all tho bar
rooms in order to fulfil its inten
tions. All sale by tho glass is now
dono by tho association. Tho total
number of bar-rooms in Christiania
is now twenty-seven, and tw olvo of
these aro carried on by hotels and
restaurants, tho owners of which
aro approved of as managers in tho
servico of tho association. At each
of the places of business of tho asso
ciation, it has also tho right to sell
by tho bottle or larger quantities,
but sale by tho bottle is connected
with eight of tho places only.
Besides tho association there aro
29 merchants, mostly grocers, who
yet possess unredeemed licenses to
sell by tho bottle or larger quanti
ties. The association has not re
deemed them because the holders
aro mostly old and tho license will
expire when they dio. Tho associa
tion sells also wines and beer by tho
The association in Christiania
pays to the community an annual
fee for each license of Kr. 22."0
(SoGO). Tho license to sell wines and
beer by tho glass is Kr. 210 ($62).
When tho association started its
operations it was tried as much as
possible to employ tho former hold
ers of tho licenses as managers of
the association's saloon business, as
those men wore thrown out of em
ployment by this now arrangement.
Tho choice of managers must bo ap
proved by tho city council, and tho
manager has tho saiuo duties to
wards the government as anybody
else, who has for himself acquired
a liquor license. All clerks aro also
emploj'od by tho association and not
by the manager. Tho managers are
under bond to fulfil a contract to
keep thoir places orderly and it is
their duty not to encourago drink
ing but to do all in thoir powor to
hinder intoxication and not to allow
an intoxicated man on tho promises.
Tho manager is responsible to tho
association for tho politeness and
decency of his employees. Any
misconduct must bo reported im
mediately to tho gonoral manager.
With tho exception of tho sale of
food, milk, coffee, tea and chocolate,
the manager must not engage in any
other kind of business. Ho gets his
drinkables from tho association's
warehouse by sending an order
which goes to tho oflico to bo coun
tersigned and then tho goods aro
sent to the saloon and tho manager
givos his receipt on tho order, which
order then goes back to tho store
house to bo entered in tho stock
book and is then sent to tho ollico to
bo entered on tho books, in which
every saloon and liquor store bo
longing to tho association have
their soparato account.
Instead of tho seventy-two licenses,
which existed before the association
started, tho association has only
twenty-seven saloons, which number
they find sufficient. These saloons
aro scattered about tho town, mostly
in placos where saloons were form
erly located. Tho places aro mostly
divided in two apartments, ono com
mon in tho first story and a finer in
tho second story. In both places tho
outfit is solid and neat. In the
second story a somewhat finer and
bettor class of goods is furnished
and tho prices aro highor. No one
of tho placos givos tho impression of
being a gin palaco. Tho places of
business aro opened at 8 o'clock in
the morning and aro closed at oight
in tho evening except on evonings
before Sundays and holy days, when
nil the placos aro closed at 5 p. in.,
and not opened again till next work
day at 8 a. m.
All sales aro only for cash and ac
cording to price list posted in tho
saloon, and nobody is furnishod by
tho glass with so much liquor that
ho can bo supposed to got intoxi
cated. Loud talking is strictly for
bidden and order and good manners
aro rigidly enforced. Smoking is
strictly forbiddon on tho promisos.
Tho manogers of tho association's
placos of business aro under heavy
bonds to see all tho rules enforced.
Tho Right Honorable tho Earl of
Moath closes his romarks on tho sub
ject with tho following words:
"That which is good for ono coun
try nood not necessarily lie suitable
for the otherindeed tho presump
tion is in tho opposite direction, but
still, when all allowauco is made for
tho essential differences botweon tho
two countries, if Norway has in so
largo a measure regenerated its popu.
latiou by tho regulation of tho drink
trailic, it ought not to bo impossible
for Groat Britain to discover some
effective means of freeing itsolf from
tho natural bondago to tho donion
of strong drink, which cripples its
energies, forces down largo sections
of its people into tho slough of de
gradation, vice and misery, and
hinders tho upward flight of its
population toward tho highor regions
of morality and civilization."
Lot us now for a moment consider
how a similar system of regulating
tho sale of stiong drink could bo in
troduced in this eounlrj', wlioro tho
alcohol demon can no more bo kept
out than in any other country, and
it is a w oil-known fact that illicit
liquor soiling is horo carried on in
every littlo settlement, and a largo
part of tho consumers would novor
think of patronizing these places if
decent saloons wore in existence on
tho place. Tho most of tho placos
whore illicit liqur selling is now car
ried on are dilty rooms in tho back
of Chinese shops, with tho peculiar
odor of Chinese tobacco and other
similar porf times.
With our present liquor laws tho
establishing of such associations can
be ell'ected without special laws. Wo
hao a corporation law which en
ables people to incorporate for tho
purpose of carrying on any business
or undertaking, oitlior mercantile,
agricultural or manufacturing for
which individuals may associate
themselves. (See Sec. 1, Ch. -Ill,
Laws of 1890, and Session Laws of
1882, Ch. Ux Sec. 11, gives tho Minis
ter of Interior the powor to grant
licenses to retail spirituous liquors
upon application in writing stating
the name of vendor and where tho
applicant intends to establish his
plaeo of business in each district.
This power to grant licenses has
boon restricted! j used by tho Minis
ter ot the interior in later j'oars,
which is a good thing, as tho saloons
in tho country places wore genorally
carried on in such a manner that tho
respectablo people of tho district
objected and petitioned to tho Min
ister of Interior to have tho liconso
run out; but if an association in
form of an incorporated company,
consisting of tho respectable peoplo
of tho district or outside of tho dis
trict, form under statutes similar to
tho Norwegian rules, and tho surplus
of such association woro to bo used
in tho same manner, there is not in
my view a more desirable mauiior
known to furnish people with a
luxury which no law can koop
away from them. "When tho
board of directors consists of tho
wealth and prominent citizens, that
board is not going to have tho
saloon run in a manner injurious to
thoir good nnmos, and those mou
will see that it is run in such a man
ner that it will not bo an undosirablo
place for thomsolves or a source of
degradation for thoir omployoos.
The arrangement of supervision of
the authorities would of course havo
to bo changed in this country, as tho
whole country is ono community,
while in Norway over- little town is
incorporated and constitutes a com
munity by itsolf, and its internal af
fairs aro logulated and managed by
a chosen body of men. Tho dis
cretionary powor given to the Minis
ter of Interior is another guard
against mismanagement, as he can
simply refuse to issuo another
liconso without giving his reasons
for such refusal, and by such refusal
close tho association's operations
when tho license runs out, and
licenses aro horo only issued from
year to year.
In order to provo that the benefit
derived by tho community from tho
association's transactions is not only
loose phrases but facts, wo shall give
some figures taken from tho annual
report of tho "Christiania Associ
ation for tho Salo of Spirituous
Liquors " for 1891, and to save a lot
of trouble for tho reader and our
selves we shall precede our state
ment with the information that ono
krone (kr.) is about 25 cents.
Tho entire salo in 1891 amounted
to kr. 1,258,325.18, and tho entire
surplus amounted to kr. 208,953.31,
from which kr. 5000 was paid as
pensions to widows of employees.
Tor Public Parks nnd Tree Plant
To Asylum for Orphans. 20,700
" Art lmluitj Museum 13,000
" Sculpture " 2,:;oo
" New Thciitro Uuildinj?. 48,000
" Orchestra in National Theatre. 10,000
" Public Park on a high knoll
ontsldothe city 12,000
" Societj for Homeless Youths. 10,000
" School for Sick Nurses. 0,000
" Hospital for Scrofulous Chil
dren. . 8,000
" To Asylum for Idiots S,000
" Pensions and Help Society for
old house servants . ." 5,000
" tho Poor Hoiif-e. G,00
" Christiania Tumpurumo Uni
" Asylum for tho Cure of tho Al
cohol habit. . fi,(00
" Mission Work in Christiania :t,000
etc.. etc., until tho whole surplus of
kr. 2(58,953.31 was oxponded on simi
lar institutions and societies. Tho
whole list of appropriations is ex
tended over four pages of tho report,
and hardly an institution or society
designed to bonofit tho public in
general or any unfortunate part of
it, in forgotten.
For the above roasons wo hope to
live long enough to see this Bystom
introduced hero and every whoro olso
in tho civilized world, provided tho
total abstinence societies do not got
introduced over tho wliolo world a
strict prohibition of making, selling
and drinking spirituous liquors, and
that thoy cannot do. Lot us tliero
foio do tho next best thing: abate
tho drinking and rogulato it in such
a manner that it becomes as littlo
objectionable as possible and do
most possible good, and that is what
tho Scandinavian system has suc
Tn. II. Bhanrt,
O. B. HOFOAAHD.
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