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May 8, 1915 – The U.S. commissioner of internal revenue notes that there was a falling off of two and a half million dollars in the receipts of taxes on spirits for the month of February, 1915, as compared to that month of 1914. Not only is a reduction indicated in the consumption of liquors, but there was a falling off in revenue from the tobacco stamp tax during the same month of $317,987.98. Treasury officials are reported to be much puzzled over the slump, but are inclined to lay it to prohibition legislation. To competent experts of the department has been assigned the task of analyz...



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