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[I'BK, PKESS ASSOCIATION.] Wellington, ; October 27. About 10 o'clock last night Detectives Campbell and Herbert raided a place of business m Willis street which for a long time has been supposed t#be the resort of gamblers. By a piece of strategy the detectives managed to gain admittance at the front door, but as soon as the doorkeeper saw he had been "had "he touched an electric bell which gave the signal m the gambling room, and all the lights were extinguished, and there was a general rush to get outside. Dice and thickly paddod tables were found m the gambling-room, but a very small amount of cash was collected, and, as it is mostly m small silver pieces, it is supposed the game being played was "hazard." There was a large table in' the room, with long forms on each side, which would ascomniodate about forty persons. , Between 20 and 30 men of the '■" spieler" class were m the room, but only the names of fourteen were obtained, and they will be summoned, together with the proprietor of the house.

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A GAMBLING RAID., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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A GAMBLING RAID. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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