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PROHIBITION POPULAR IN PERU. _ -^- — PROVIDES FOR. ANTI-ALCOHOL INSTRUCTION IN SCHOOLS AND WILL NOT ALLOW SALE OR CONSUMPTION ON SATURDAYS OR SUNDAYS. "El Mensajero," of Lima, Peru, reprints "Law 2531," recently passed by tihe Peruvian Congress. According to this the sale or consumption of all alcoholic drinks is prohibited on Saturdays and Sundays throughout Peru. This law is producing the fruit which prohibitory laws have produced elsewhere. The fall in arrests for drunkenness in Lima an .1 Callao between tho Saturdays and Sundays of this and the preceding year has been fully 80 per cent. ' v "The tranquillity of .these populous towns lias been notable, though before there were shameful scenes of scandals and crimes committed tby. persons intoxicated on Saturday and: Sunday. The merchants report that ,±\xe wageworkers are buying more abundantly and paying cash instead of seeking credit as before. 1' Peru has also passed a law for nntialoolio'l instruction' in the school^ and has constitutional'provisions depriving of citizenship those who are dnniksinl-? and refusing to them positions of responsibility tinder the Government. 4 94

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919

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