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THE BATTLE OF DEBBAH.

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SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON A RAILWAY.

jA DOG'S SAGACITY.

AMBITION'S LADDER.

SUICIDE OF A PRISONER.

HIGH JUMPING HUNTERS.

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF A CORPORAL.

A JUVENILE THIEF.

TEMPERANCE FETE AT THE CRYSTAL…

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TEMPERANCE FETE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE. The Temperance Fete which took place on Tuesday at the Crystal Palace was probably one of the most successful of its kind ever held, both in point of the numbers of persons present and the extent and variety of the programme. Special excursion trains from all parts were constantly run to the Palace throughout the day, and brought large contingents of pleasure-seekers, till by the afternoon every portion of the building and grounds was filled with visitors from all parts of the country. Numerous as they were, however, ample means of amusement had been provided for all, varied as their tastes might be. Considering the heat of the weather and the pressure of the multitude in the building, it was not to be wondered at that the great majority of holiday makers should prefer to spend their time in the open air, and as a consequence the cricket matches between temperance cricket clubs and other sports were favoured with large atten- dances of spectators. Besides the cricket and the amateur Go-a-you-please matches on the bicycle track and the- flat racing in the sports ground, that part of the grounds devoted to the swings, round- abouts, and cocoanut shies," always such a popular resort on a holiday, was filled from morning till night by a constant tide of merry young people. In the palace the first things to be inspected were, of course, the exhibits of the International Exhibition, which were viewed with much interest. Later on there was the annual Temperance Choir Contest, in which twelve choirs took part, after which came a great choral concert by 5000 abstainers. While these and many other amusements were going forward the great object of the fSte of advocating temperance, and of showing the numbers and respectability of those at the back of the movement, bad not been lost sight of. Meetings of Rechabites, Danielites, (vegetarian teetotalers), and" Good Templar lodges were held at different times of the day, but the most important of all was a miscellaneous meet- ing held in the Opera Theatre, and which was pre- sided over by Sir Wilfrid Lawson, M.P. Besides the hon. baronet, another teetotal celebrity was present in the person of Tawhiao, the Maori king, accom- panied by Major Te Wheoro and Chief Topra. The chairman, who was loudly cheered on rising, said he was glad to see so large a gathering of representatives of teetotalism from all' parts of the country. They had all done great work already, but he feared that he had done less than any of them, because he was a member of the Legislature. Everyone had done more than the Legislature to which he happened to belong. He was present the other day at one of Mr. Stuart Cumberland's thought-reading exhibitions, and there was one man who gave Mr. Cumberland a great deal of trouble, and he confessed that he was unable to find out what the man was thinking about. Presently the man muttered "Brandy and soda." That was what the man was thinking of, and that was what the nation was suffer- ing from. King Tkwhiao, who was loudly applauded, p then addressed the meeting in his native tongue, each sentence of his speech being interpreted. He acknowledged himself proud of wearing the blue ribbon, and he was very glad that he came to Eng- land. He bad heard the name of the blue ribbon in New Zealand, but he did not know much about it. He had been for over three years fighting against the consumption of intoxicating liquors, which inflicted so much harm on his chiefs and people. Many of the young chiefs had died from drinking; and he there- fore came to the conclusion that they should have nothing more to do with drink. Resolutions were afterwards passed in favour of total abstinence, Chief Topra being among the speakers, and the meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman. The great feature of the afternoon was the grand procession of temperance societies through the grounds with their bands and banners, each member being decked out in full regalia. At the close of the day the Palace was splendidly illuminated by the Grulcher electric light..

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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