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THE BATTLE OF DEBBAH.

CARDINAL MANNING ON HARBOURS…

SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON A RAILWAY.

jA DOG'S SAGACITY.

AMBITION'S LADDER.

SUICIDE OF A PRISONER.

HIGH JUMPING HUNTERS.

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HIGH JUMPING HUNTERS. Judging from what is seen in the hunting field, is it not rather the view of a pessimist to think that the average hunter is so bad a high jumper as to make a prize for high jumping necessary, or even desirable? (asks the Field.) We certainly do not see gates jumped very often, but then the majority of them are not locked; and it generally happens that in the winter the ground is in such a state in the vicinity of a gateway as to render jumping well nigh a matter of impossibility. Then, too, posts and rails are not found in abundance; a man may hunt in most countries for a week and never come across a single flight. In stonewall countries, such as the Heythrop, Cots- wold, and part of the Duke of Beaufort's, 'plenty of effective high jumping is to be seen walls form a well-defined obstacle, and the taking-off ground is in the majority of instances good and this, we take it, is one of the chief reasons why horses show to more advantage than over timber, while, so far as the riders are concerned, a wall is a more yielding sort of affair than a gate or post-and-rail fence. At the same time we are very far from saying that more attention might not be bestowed upon making horses clever timber-jumpers, though we fail to see how the desired end is to be obtained by asking horses to jump in a show ring. It is within our own knowledge that three horses whose show jumping brings in good round sums in prizes to the respective owners, are very indifferent hunters indeed. It may seem very like heterodoxy to ray so but a horse that can merely jump high fences under favourable conditions, and is not in other respects a practised hunter, is one of the most useless kind of animals to the hunting man. He will, no doubt, take you over a flight of rails, but the water ditch beyond, that the schoolboy on his pony makes light of, may perhaps be an insuperable obstacle while ditches on the far side may receive his hind legs, and on the taking-off side may cause refusals; such at least is our experience of some horses that have been taught to jump show fences only. If a horse could prove himself good at all points, he would not long be permitted to air himself in the show ring, but would speedily find his way into some stable where his good qualities would be recognised in the hunting season,

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF A CORPORAL.

A JUVENILE THIEF.

TEMPERANCE FETE AT THE CRYSTAL…

SHOCKING ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH THE KING…

DEATHS BY DROWNING.j

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A MODEL SCHOOL TEACHER.

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