Punch,  40 (1861), 34.

Publicans and Sinners





Adulteration, Nutrition, Crime, Commerce, Health, Temperance

    Expresses surprise at the discussion of the adulteration of beer by the City of London Commissioners of Sewers, but having noted Henry Letheby's report on the dubious substances used by publicans to adulterate beer, understands why beer should have been brought before the commissioners. Thinks Letheby's evidence is enough 'to make one turn teetotaller' and to help make 'converts to the water faith'. Goes on to note that Letheby's evidence exposes the ways in which publicans are damaging their customers' health and pockets by adulterating beer and forcing the public to pay more taxes than they should.

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