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This experience, and this need, have led me to
publish "The Publicans' Manual."
In a time like the present, when it is so essential .
for the Publican to exercise the greatest care, not
only in the conduct of his house, but in a variety
of other points connected with his business, far too
distinct and clear outlines of the many offences it is possible for the publican as such to commit,
together with general notes of my own relating to
the majority of the important sections of the Acts.
Occasional Licenses, Extensions, &c., &c.; setting out Tables of Excise Duties; dealing with On, Off, and
Six-day, and Early Closing Licenses separately ; Refreshment Houses, Grocers' Licenses, Qualification of
Persons and Premises, Disqualifications, &c., &c., &c. ;
and appending a full index to the whole work.
As far, as possible, too, I have endeavoured to
with, I have stopped at the stage where nice techni
calities and intricacies begin.
It must be clearly understood that only ordinary
daily business duties and liabilities of a publican-as
nearly as these are definable-are here given.
Licensing Laws, any attempt to treat of each and every incongruity would burden a hand-book - with
much that was useless.
In placing this Manual before the public I am
not unconscious of defects and omissions, some of
which are perhaps inseparable from its scope.
care has, however, been taken in its preparation, and
I hope, taken as a whole, it may find favour for its
usefulness amongst the class for whose edification it
is specially intended.