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SIXTY YEARS of fair dealing, resulting in the largest fire insurance company in America, should mean something to every insurer

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GREATEST BREWING CENTER

The annual output of breweries in the Empire State is 14,000,000 bbls., 10,000,000 of which are brewed in Greater New York.

The sale of beer in the last ten years in New York State showed an increase of nearly 4,000,000 bbls. The sale of bottled beer has shown a remarkable increase in both urban and rural districts.

A marked decrease in drunkenness has been noted as a result of the increased sales of beer.

150 Breweries, representing an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, are in operation throughout the State.

There are nearly 24,000 hotels and saloons in the State.

The traffic in alcoholic beverages pays an annual direct tax of nearly $20,000,000 to the State of New York in addition to other taxes; more than one-third of the entire State Budget.

The present Liquor Tax Law in the State of New York went into effect March 26, 1896.

The Excise Department came into existence May 1st of the same year. The receipts from the liquor traffic for the

period ending September 30, 1896, amounted to.

$10,961,150.95 From October 1, 1896, to September 30, 1897.. 12,268,341.14 While for the year ending September 30, 1913, the sum collected was...

18,142,557.69 The total revenue derived from the traffic for

the period commencing May 1, 1896, and

ending September 30, 1913, was... . $276,536,528.39 During all this time the total expense of the department was...

5,711,463.26 Leaving a balance to the credit of the State of..$270,825,065.13

The total number of drinking places for the year ending September 30, 1913, was 23,473.

Prohibition has gained little or no headway in New York State notwithstanding the persistent and continued activities on the part of the various prohibition organizations.

At present less than 3% of the population of the Empire State lives in “DRY” territory, the “DRYtowns being confined almost exclusively to rural communities. (Signed) NEW YORK STATE BREWERS' ASSOCIATION 109-111 East 15th St., New York City

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