Among the many figures issuing last week from Washington, a few trickled forth from Prohibition headquarters. These stated that, in the last four years, Prohibition has cost:
The lives of 37 Federal agents.
The lives of at least 40 Federal-killed bootleggers, not to mention the many killed by Coast Guardsmen.
$50,130,000 in money, inclusive of antinarcotic appropriations.
Officials estimated the necessary appropriation for 1925 at $10,630,000.
On the credit side of the Prohibition enforcement account were four years' fines collected ($12,800,000), plus revenue from the sale of confiscated automobiles, boats, bottles, barrels....