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CLIFTON AND THE LAWRENCES.

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I THE BETTING EVIL.

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THE BETTING EVIL. A prosecutisn which has taken place at Liverpool calls to mind a strange anomaly which is found in the Metropolis. The Lon- don police force render in many ways valuable service to the public, and as a rule discharge their often unpleasant duties in a most efficient manner. But there are two things which they fail to perceive with the same clearness as the police of the majority of great provincial towns perceive them. They do not recognise that noisy, heavy traction engines, and motor-cars, driven reck- lessly constitute a nuisance and a danger to the public; nor do they inform themselves concerning the large number of shops where the business is essentially that of hairdress- ing, but a much larger profit is made out of betting on horse races. In the case at Liverpool, a London witness helped to se- cure the conviction of a hairdresser who was alleged to have used his premises for the purpose of betting, and the incident suggests that perhaps the metropolitan police would not do amiss to enlist the aid of some people from Lancashire to help them to find the betting houses which exist in some cases within a very short distance of a police sta- tion. In one case, which is typical of many, a hairdresser carried on a betting business for years, within three doors of a police sta- tion. Policemen frequently went to the shop to be shaved, but they never discovered what was going on, and the versatile barber has now made sufficient money to enable him to retire.

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