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An Outspoken Journal.

In its issue for Sunday, June Bth, the " Weekly Times " and "Echo " made the following announcement:—" We discontinued our 'Sporting JNptes' last Aveek. They will not appear again. We must, qf course, still continue to give results of races—a newspaper cannot' pick and choose its news ; it is obliged to record a r;po a! 3 'it does an execution, or any other disagreeable oi- ctisreptabita ' QCfiurrenpe. And we shall, of course, gladly publjsh, as hitherto, all intelligence about healthful, manly, and innocent sport—such as football, cricket, and the like. But we do try—after an imperfect fashion enough, icjoubtless—to hold up a standard of life jn jthgsj? pp).umiifj which tjie wor}d may profit by ; and wp do. >{o|b Soe'that wo ga'rt, consistently with that ejfart,'any longer pander to the vile and dishonest gambling instincts which are so craftily taken advantage of by the ' noble sportsmen ' who live on the betting public. Probably nine out of the ten of the people who bet, and who fojfloV theft %ovite tipster wit]} tjje bjind faith'of a baby, do'nqt know, an we know, the ufceer rottenness of the whole system. If they did—if they were aware of vast organised conspiracy into the hands of which they so blindly play, and wjn'eh they enrich with their losses—they wdul(| probably I'esoJLvtt tq havei no more tf> do with it. We have, at ahyrate, and we do not think we shall lose many readers m consequence. There shall be henceforth one leading newspaper m England which disdains the role of the bookmakers' tout," ' ' I

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An Outspoken Journal., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2499, 23 August 1890

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An Outspoken Journal. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2499, 23 August 1890

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