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| Royal Co«« this year haand Princess Mary were with him. At Osborne j wore several of hia Majesty's aunt* and ] cousins, who were frequently a Moat in the Sheila, Prince* Henry's yacht. Anolh.'r Ib>yii lady at Cbwes wea ti^e . mprras Eugenie, who was on the Thistly.
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All the enthusiasts in the yachting world were represented in the Heads by power craft or racing yachts. The Sunbeam, Lord Urassey's famous ship; the Erin, Sir Thomas Lipton; Shemara, Lord Fhxwilliam's steam yacht; the big Medusa of Mr. Alfred Farquhar; the Ycrto of Jlr. Arnold White, and the Morawel cf Lady Gort and her husband, CI>1. Benson, were among the steam yachts in the Roads
Photographic Competition.
WE OFFER EACH WEEK A PRIZE OF
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Best Photograph of Local Interest.
The,Pictures should be Topical la Character, and bear on the back the Name and Addres; of the Sender, and a Description of their subject. (Photographs should reach us by SATURDAY MORNING).
It is a Condition of the Competition that we shall be permitted to reproduce any of the pictures sent in ; but in the event of publication a payment of half-a-crown per photo will be made.
All photos sent for approval will be carefully considered by the Editor, but no responsibility whatever can be accepted in respect thereof, although, if unsuitable, every effort will be made to return them, j provided that a stamped addressed envelope of suit- j able size is enclosed for that purpose.
Neither tjie Gwnmodore's (Lord Ormonde) Mirage or the Y ice-Commodore's (the Duke of Leeds) Aires was in commission this year, both being headquartered ashore. The former, by the way, was standing on the Squadron Terrace when the picture of the east side of the Castle (which illustrates ou^ "Feature" article) was
of the It.Y S., and there is a well illustrated article if local impost on the Lee-on-the-Solent one design class.
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e only thing that could ,be put to the t of the weather over the holiday was that sb rm&^were so local. The writer had a curious experience of it on a run to Cowes. It was fine and warm at Southampton; »old and raining pitilessly off Net ley, and rainless at Cowes. Coming back Southampton waa curtained behind a whiiting storm, and from Xetley tlyj sun could seen on the mails of the yachts in Cowes li»ad». The thermometer jig sawed up ar.d down Iwwildefingly. Thus at one moment there was half n gale of wind, and the next aim Ait a dead calm.
Across the estuary of the River Tyet the game &h*ch does thai in the States and in Canada is only known by hcresay over here. ■
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The d\ Vote** of Walton, who haunt the upper reach* a of llanpehire ritwa, occasionally J wciue ante queer catrh*s. An enthusiast who was p-ai suing his ftrawritu pastime one night recently tells of two such suqwises. After ha had been engaged h*e some time he hooked what wrm«*l to him to lie*a fish of considerable size. He landed safely enough, but his disgust can be imagined when ou inspection -he found the catch to consist of a dog belong* ing to a frkna iWting further up U»<« stream. ? Later the aims night he, after some difficulty* < had another splashy catch in the shape of * watespmuf Hats are often booked, b*it It is . seldom that t. r ight's Mshiug results in catches ; of this kind.
From the mass of information contained in the detailed vital statvtaca for 1310—tho main facta which emerged are that both the birth sml death rates in England and Wales continue to decline, and that marriages are relatively fewer, and ore, generally speaking, contracted later in life than they used to be. 1t#L \ statistics bring out clearly .the effect oi tha modern UndlMjr towards postponement of marriage. Since 1096 the mefn ago at map*
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CONTRACTORS TO ALL THE PRINCIPAL STEAMSHIP LINES.
BRANCHES:—
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The above group was taken on the Western District) recent outing to Lv
Entertaining ashore was as usual, on a big j j scale. Lord Ormonde had a big party at Solent : , Lodge, as did Lady Got* and Colonel Reason ;:t ■ East Oowes Castle. Lady Do:cheater ass a! ! Hamlet Lodge, as usual, \iiLh a party of relatives, while Lord Ireagh, who is at llolmwood, has a f ouple of yachts in conuniss'on. Egypt llotisa- this year was in the occupation of Mr . William Rrad*b»w, the owner, Mr. Oranvilh
Ward having been in occupation last week. © © ©
The big racer claw was very full, the be»t kt-own boats being the Herman Kmpeior s Meteor, I/fid Dunrav mi's Ca^id. a Southamp-ton built- boat, Sir William I' Corisande. once the property of the King, and row flying the flag of Mr. WaldwMi Dnimmccd. of Cad lands, in or Hythe. Then then* was the Hhyxlluund. like: fahious of tIkyn ell. still flying the flag of tin- Marquis of Aisla, and entered, as rhe hz* U^-n for yeara. for the King's Cup, and White Ibatlw-i.
Mr. M H. Kennedy's famous cutter.
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The "Yachting Monthly's" Mitnnur numl»er i/ a plasant 'pA |ymrri" of yachting information, . set stories, and picture*. A |w»rtrait of Sir Allen Young, #y# of til* vet'tans of th - ' Squadron, and owiwi of -tlie well know'i Stella, forms* the frontispiece, and then are varus of yachting in the four corners-of'the World >r H:chard Will ams-Hulkeiey writes reminiscently
Photo F. K. Davits. Ilounsduwn.
Ronlcstall and Shop Managers (South-
The well-known proclivity of the hen to dart across tliu cyclist's wheel when he is enjoying it dclioious Coast nas been Blie subject of a judicial pronouncement which will be s disap pointmeiit to wheelmen general y. The case was one in which, as is usual, the rider was severely injured, ami ou his behalf it was argued thit for a kiwi to fiy^acroaa the rusd from one hedge to another was ai. unnjsff^ble. use of the h ghway, but because there was not precedent for a contrary decision it -was held to he a strong argument that the action of the fowl was reasonable, and the cyclist lost th* day. It
i-iagj has st wi ly in rcoaed fcT both hachelon* j aid t>ilisters, ami a • similar tendency, with ^ slight ll uctu it ions, is mitceoide in the case of widowers. As regards w idows, the mean aga liaa allow n a piogresw\-e i nor ease since 1908. : Adotiicr interesting fact I,r,sight out is that tlie propcrtion of peiaons who mske a second venture in matrimony is steadily declining, j Thus, while in the yearns 1876 80 the number -of widowers in evnry l.OCO bd
wl the hei

u; t Ilk- cy. li t. If tlie Iwn lud been rctfpMt-silde at »ir«l hand it would appear that the cyclist would have won his cas»*, w) there s
still hope for the wheelman.
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It is remarkable how idiarply dividtd countries are in "the matter of sp rts. Even among Engl sh speaking pe»»j»les there :s a divergence of ta»tc. Crickot. for example, his no great foil-Ming in Scotland, where footlwil is eusi-y first. Hut no champion golfercr; w« II know n cricketer can boaat of ainruTng iTk«• the fame enjoyed by a noted bss^ba 1 player over the Atlantic. I'agts of space over there are den,te© © © J
li e cry for the Uv«-niiig up uf cricket and J, ' ciicketers recfllls a woitliy tf the past who -i ; kept the Ik Id interested, ami never allowed : j | en i the Itataman to g t lioreil. (J<-orge | '■»: n at Su.ughton in 1783, is tlie manw Itrowu j) o Hriglitoit was s b I t "a demon l*mler. \ i Ills arm p*sse#wxl tl»e tfii. kli'V. of k thigh and the swiftness ..f a swallow. When lie howled a his t*o I1 iig-stojts— he need d two psddsd^jj tli -ir \cb-»n's child ' numliered 17. He died jg in 1837, feared and r.'^rted of all batamam a 1^1 long-stops! .--
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