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CAPE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE, CA PE GIRARDEAU, AlO., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1918.
POLITICAL AD v EBTISEMENT OPQLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Yoks Isax Bis 0 4" State Revenue derived .annually from the manufacture and sale of malt, vinous and distilled beverages: Beer Inspection Fees . . . . . . . Wholesale Liquor Licenses . . . , ' Fees of Excise Commissioner of City of St. Louis . . . . Fees of Excise Commissioners of St. Louis County . . . I Dramshop Licenses . . . . . . Manufacturers' and Merchants' Licenses, Corporation, Franchise and Income Taxes paid by Brewers and Dealers; Taxes on Real Estate Used in the Brewing, Dramshop and Collateral Industries, estimated conservatively TOTAL - : $ 416,026.99 52,000.00 37,451.41 3,278.16 1,200,005.00 300,000.00 $2,008,756.56 Total State Revenue from above sources for biennial period, over Four Million Dollars. This represents 40 per cent of the State Revenue Fund, out of which the general appropriations of Missouri are paid, and it is 1 6 per cent of the total receipts of Missouri from all sources. Gty and County Revenue Derived Annually from the Manufacture and Sale of Malt, Vinous and Distilled Beverages: Dramshop Licenses . . . . . . Manufacturers' and Merchants' Licenses paid by Brewers and Dealers; Taxes on Real Estate used in the Brewing, Dramshop and Collateral Industries, estinated conservatively T ' . TOTAL . . a $1,887,726.10 500,000.00 $2,387,726.10 Grand total of annual REVENUE from these sources to state, counties and cities over $4,000,000.00 Prohibition, if Adopted on November 5th, will Entirely Wipe Out This Indispensable Revenue!! REMEMBER; Six of the proposed amendments', meritorious as they may be, provide for increased taxes. State and Municipal revenues are now short of meeting unprecedented public requirements. If Single Tax Amendment No. 8 is adopted the burden of taxation will, in case of prohibition, fall mainly on farm lands and town lots. The State government has striven and must continue to strive to keep Missouri solvent by devising new methods and sources of taxation. NATIONAL PEVENUE FROM LIQUOR INDUSTRY Last Fiscal Year Beer Distilled Spirits $126,285,857.65 317,553,687.33 Capital stock, income and other taxes paid into the National treasury by corporations and individuals engaged in this industry and auxiliary lines, when added to the foregoing internal revenue receipts, will make the total over $500,000,000 annually. The Gov ernment now expects to collect Over One Billion Dollars Annually from this industry or almost one-sixth of the total taxes provided for by the New Revenue Bill. , s Is it patriotic for Missourians to deprivp the Nation of our States's share of these revenues needed to win the war? Is it good busi ness policy to deprive Missouri of revenue so necessary in defraying state, city and county expenses? VOTE AGAINST PROHIBITION AMENDMENT NO. 6. ft . 7 On Amendment No. 6 ? Citizen' Committee T. H. GLANCY, Chairman 1 . i.