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TODAY'S HOLIDAY

HEAVY TRAIN AND TRAM TRAFFIC. The weather was ideal from a holidaymaker's point of view, and the result was a considerable exodus of citizen> from the C'itv to-day. To commence with, the climatic conditions prevailing in the morning gave indications of good weather, and the fact that settled conditions existed gave would-be excursionists a feeling of securitv :ia regards the elements. The result "was that to-day, the first holiday of the >eason, was taken full advantage of by city dwellers. The tramcars were packed in" the- early part of the day. and the fact that a very large number of passengers were rushed to the railway station at the last minute would lead one to surmise that the tramway traffic inwards to the City wib abnormal. The, railway traffic outwards was heavy. The principal attractions on the northern line were the Oamaru Trotting Club's races and the Labor demonstration at Evansdalc. Home 1,600 booked to stations north of Palmers>ton, and about 1,750 between the latter town and the City. The principal attraction on the south line was Gore races. The §pecial train which left at 9.15 conveyed about 500 to the inland centre, and approximately 50C travelled by the first express, the bulk of whom were booked for Gore. Intermediate stations accounted for about 1.100. The railway arrangements were well carried out; every train left on the " tick," and the same applies to arrivals. The booking oliiee staff record a particularly busy time, notwithstanding the assistance by additional clerks. The ferry and other harbor steamers were well patronised, and the numbers of motor cars leaving the City by the principal arterial roads indicated that this means of locomotion attracted its full quota. [By Telegraph.] Aiy-klaud.—Labor Day was observed as a. general holiday. The trades procession from the wharf to the Domain was a lengthy one, and the varion* unions were well represented. The weather is threatening. Wellington. —For r-everal years Labor Day has been celebrated with a monste:: picnic at Day's Bay. This year a procession to Newtown Park, and sports there, was revived, and was a great success. Many fine trades displays were wad*}, those by the Typographical Union and the Shearers' Union being awarded first and second prizes respectively. The weather is fine.

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TODAY'S HOLIDAY, Evening Star, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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TODAY'S HOLIDAY Evening Star, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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