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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1916)
THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 80, 1916.
Progress of Nebraska?
That's exactly what you will do if you vote to abolish
the existing local-option law and establish in its stead
Nebraska is a license state. It is well governed. It is wealthy. It
Has prospered in every line of endeavor. No prohibition state has
prospered as Nebraska has prospered.
In the 20-yr. census period the value of Nebraska farm property
increased 306.4 per cent, as against an increase of only 188.6 per
cent in Kansas, a prohibition state. The average value per acre of
farm lands with improvements is $76 per acre in Nebraska, arid
only $58 per acre in Kansas, according to figures furnished by the
United States Department of Agriculture.
In the year 1915 the assets of Building and Loan Associations in
Nebraska were over 37 million dollars, as against a little over 18 million dollars in
prohibition Kansas. In these figures is found a splendid tribute to the frugal habits
of our citizens.
The of ficial report of the United States Commissioner of Internal
Revenue shows the capital stock of all the mercantile concerns in .Nebraska for the
year 1915 to be over 100 million dollars, and for Kansas only a little over 36 million
: dollars, i-iy-,, ; .Vv a:,--)V, i' 'v'cHii-'i ' , i. v.t':
The report of our State Banking Board for 1915 shows the total
deposits in our banks to exceed those of ' Kansas by over 16 million dollars.
The report of R. G. Dun & Co; oh business failures; covering a
ieriod of the last four years, shows 561 failures in Nebraska with $5,508,960
labilities, as against 848 failures in Kansas with $10,080,652 liabilities.
In all the things that make for prosperity
KANSAS (A Prohibition State)-LEADS
in the matter of business failures;
in the number of convicted felons; s
in juvenile delinquents;
in divorce; v
in pauperism; ,
Kansas leads in these things because it adopted the "alley-joint" when it adopted
Let's Profit by the Experience of Kansas
i How ,. V... Aa.n.t Prohibition 1 THE NEBRASKA PROSPERITY LEAGUE
These squares appear at the TOP of the general election
ballot An X marked in the square opposite number.301 '
is a vote AGAINST PROHIBITION. ,
V Yes " ' - . 1 ' .
9, ' Shall the above and foregoing amendment
No to the Constitution be adopted? ' ""
301 x I . ! " " .'
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