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[PRESS ASSOCIATION.] BETTING CARDS.

PRINTER FINED £10. CHRISTCHURCH, Ist August. ■ Mr. H. W. Bishop, S.M., gave his decision to-day in the adjourned case of the Police V. Alexander Wildey, in which the defendant was charged with having printed a document containinga notification on behalf of a person on c-artain hor«races to be run, The. evidence showed that defendant printed a card giving a bookmaker's odds regarding the Grand National Steeplechase, Grand National Hurdles, and Winter Cup. Mr. , Cassidy,* f or defendant, at the hearing of the case, cited the case of Barnett v? Bishop, known as the ' 'Daylight Case," the court on thsfc occasion haying held that it was not illegal to print racing information unless some j person or club \va& mentioned in the | publication. The card that Wildey printed did not contain tho name of the person for whom it was printed. 0 lv giving his decision the magistrate said that the present uso wts uls&rly

distinguishable from the- case of Barnett v. Bishop, and he intetrded to convict defendant. He understood that the Inspector of Police, in his ca* pacity of Justice of the I'pace, had demanded th« production of a duplicate copy of the card, a printer being bound by law to keep such duplicate copy of everything he" printed. Why was it not produced on demand 1 Mr. Cassidy replied that he did not know ; he had no information on that point. The magistrate : Very well. Defendant is fined £10 and costs.

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[PRESS ASSOCIATION.] BETTING CARDS., Evening Post, Volume LXXXII, Issue 28, 2 August 1911

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[PRESS ASSOCIATION.] BETTING CARDS. Evening Post, Volume LXXXII, Issue 28, 2 August 1911

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