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    South Australia - Social Matters


    Card "Sharping"

    "The Locket Trick Again" is in the Register,
    3 and 24 July 1878, pages 5c and 4g.

    A complaint about gambling on the passenger train from Adelaide to Kapunda is reported in the Register,
    9 June 1881 (supp.), page 2d and on
    18 August 1881, page 7b a correspondent says: Also see Transport - Railways

    Further evidence of "card-sharps" is in the Register, 10 and 13 September 1881, pages 6a and 4f:

    "Swindlers and Their Dues" is in the Register,
    10 and 21 April 1882, pages 4g and 4f; also see
    24 April 1882, pages 4g-5a.

    The art of "card-sharping" is discussed in the Register, 1, 10 and 25 May 1883, pages 4f-5a, 5e and 7b:

    "Cardsharpers on the Railways" is in the Register,
    6 January 1900, page 4i,
    13 January 1900, page 28d.

    "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" is in the Register,
    16 June 1905, page 4g.

    "Sharpers" on interstate trains are commented upon in the Advertiser,
    20 November 1912, page 14f.
    Also see Transport - Railways

    "Marked" cards are discussed in the Advertiser,
    12 May 1921, page 5h.

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