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If the Question receives a sufficient number of Affirmate The Adaption of State- Wide Prohibition Would Invalidate These Laws? T ?V* What State-Wide Prohibition ; Mean to West Virginia Woaid !.(.?'? ? < ,) i / i ? i ??' ? i t i\rrr <? ? s. ..-vi The Benefits You .?? > v ?: ?? *m? v !??' From State 41 It Would Mejan It Would Mean 1 9 ^ : ? ; . It Would Mean mmmmmfmrnmrnmrnMammmmmmmmm f. N f It Would Mean i It Would Mean It Would Mean It Would Mean It Would Mean SSffrSfn?' v * - That a Prohibition Policy would be forced on each and every county, cily and town in this State. That our citizens would be deprived of their present right to local Self- Government. That it would wipe out $(>50, 000 the State now collects in revenue. Loss of employment to thousands of wage earners and the annihil ation of millions of dollars wortli of West Virginia industries. Impairing the hotelswmd amusement places of this State to such an extent that such places would lose their attractiveness to visitors and a considerable number would be compelled to discontinue business. The vacation of thousands ef business places in this State ? with subsequent increase in taxation. Experimenting with that which State after State has tried and found to be a failure. Genera] business depression ? local strife ? law violation and the creation of conditions that have brought the several states that have tried constitutional, prohibition into unfavorable reputation.' State- Wide Prohibition ( Siate-W ide Prohibition State-Wide Prohibition State-Wide Prohibition Slate Wide Prohibition State-Wide Prohibition State-Wide Prohibition -'TT'*"" ?? "" 1 111 1 1 " !|i*wwyww*1. Hobs you of your right .U* a voice in fixing the policy of your vity. Stops the sale oi! liquor under decent conditions and encourages Is sale through pocket-peddlers, blind-pigs and boot-leggers ? and ecates Ihe distributing' stations in kitchens, barns, dives and other ) J aces of vicious resort. Cuts off IJifi. license ..revenue, making it. possible i!or . graf ting o? icials to grant special 'dispensations, and to collect a license fee in he form of special TRIBUTE; to enrich themselves with money is now paid into the public treasury for public purposes. lias coined this phrase. "GRAFT FOR GRAFTERS' INSTEAD W REVENUE TO TIIE PEOPLE. " ' Would (lestroy many of our local industries, and >the money now jpent in West Virginia would find its way into neighboring states. Prevents the man who desires it from' drinking a glass of West Virginia beer, but places a bottle of Kentqelyy whiskey in his hip >ncket; ? thus tempcYanee is promoted (?) ? ? . . ^ / 1 Engenders disregard For law, hypocrisy, political corruption, Let Us Quote Ybu a Competent Witness The JrJtate of i\l ji in<_? is ;i Prohibit ion State ? -Murk well the testi mony from Governor Plaistcd. By Hon. F. \Y. Plaistcd, (governor of Maine: "The time has arrived .when plain words should be spoken; no \ fuir minded man can look back over the prohibition history of our ?State without feelings of disgust. Not only has the law failed in accomplishment, but hypocrisy, drunkenness and disregard' for the law has been begotten." ? l N. B. ? Paid agitators advocating prohibition please answer, .. , -r-p ? - 1 1; ? i#S The Taxpayers' fcrotecllve Association of We6t Virginia Stands for LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT MOTTO: -"Let the People in Each Community Rule." No law is any stronger than the sentiment in its favor. Prohibition now prevails in all West Virginia communities 1 1 1 a 1 favor sneli a policy. License prevails o J 1 1 .v where the majority oppose Prohibit ion. THIS IS AS IT KlIOI'M) BK. It would be as un fair for one community to force Prohibition on another as it would be unfair for the people of one community jo force saloons on another. IH'SINKJSK M ION? Call the attention of your friends to the measure that threatens West Virgin* i. Instruct them to mark their ballot AO A 1 XKT PROHIBITION in the following manner. For Ratification of Prohibition Amendment X j Against Ratification of Prohibition Aihendment