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Many electors have been somewhat puzzled by the fact that it is proposed to pay compensation to the liquor trade when Prohibition is carried at the forthcoming poll. It is necessary to explain that under the old statute National Prohibition carried with it a time compensation to the trade of four and a-half years. After very careful examination of the whole question, the National Efficiency Board (a body of specially selected and disinterested bxisiness men set up by the Government to ascertain what measures should be taken to secure greater efficiency) reported that it would be in the national interest to give money compensation rather than time compensation, and secure immediate Prohibition. Every patriotic New Zeav lander should vote to secure this great reform. Shrike out the top line on Thursday, 10th April. 4

Far from being a latter-day institution, the nostal service in some form or other dates back to distant past.' Historians record that the Persians under Cyrus liad mail service in the sixth century before Christ.

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THE PROHIBITION POLL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9579, 5 April 1919

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THE PROHIBITION POLL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9579, 5 April 1919

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