A resolution was also carried that the Synod views with alarm the spread of gambling and pledges itself to do its utmost to sfcem the evil. In the course of a debate on lotteries Church bazaars, art unions for " mineral specimens " and totalisator betting, and betting at races, football and cricket matches, were condemned as most prevalent on the West Coast. The clergy bewailed the almost universal prevalence of " two up " gambling on the Coaofc, I
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905
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