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Of the many wonderful diecoverics of the fool century few hare so rapidly developed and ' afforded audi widespread pleasure as that of ; photography. It is satisfactory to know that ! the honour of turning the researches of Scheele : to practical account lwlongs to this country, i but it seems almost incnedfblo that the finished I picture of the present day is an evolution of I the daguerrotype, hazy and inartistic; and only I kept in the hack pages of the family album, j and handed down with the heirlooms. A »oto-i worthy feature, too, is tlie fact' that simplifica-J tion of the means of production have developed in %le same ratio as the progress, and thjj many beautiful results obtained by amateur* indicate I that the camera lias become a' no mean handmaid of Art. The value of photography has long been rccoguLsvd. Think of its enormous contribution and wondeiful possibilities in the furtherance of science, and how it is becoming moie and more utilised in the cause of justice! When* combined with the latest means of reproduction, as illustrated in these page*, its value for popularising and recording events, and making known men and matters in tlie most attractive manner, is incalculable.
As became one who had spent half a century of his life "on the ocean wave, the late Captain Smith knew the sea in all its passions, its smiles, and its treachery. Yet, up to within .the last few years, culminating in the awful, but grand, tragedy, him earner had teen aiugu-larly uneventful. There was none of that romantic embroidery which seems to be the inevitable concomitant of tlie Bailor's life. ,11 o had been in galea and fogs and other sea dangers of the worst type, but ho never saw. a wreck, was never wrecked, and was never in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster. He had a-respect, aye a reverence, for the sea. When he took the Adriatic on her maiden trip he was asked to tell his experiences. " In a way," he said, " a certain amount of wonder never leaves me, especially as I observe from the bridge a vessel plunging up and down in the trough of the sea, lighting her way through and over great waves, e&aggering, yet keeping on her keel, and going on and on. I wonder how she dote it; how
she can keep afloat in such seas; how she can go on and on safely to port." What affecting homage to the greet eom&n which, alas, so soon
became his grave! N
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Many sympathetic references to Southampton's great sorrow, consequent upon tho Titanic disaster, have reached us from foreign lands. : We make the following extracts from a touch-| ing little sketch by Henry L. Marshall, which
; appears in the "Cbvina Argus" (California):— ® @ @
"He touched his cup to the Fifth Officer and went to the station assigned him. He was a Southampton man, and the crew of eight hundred men had been picked, everyone, from the English town of sca-fnxcrs through many generations.
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" In tho steward * ?fl5ce hung a long list of stations, with the name of a Southampton man set down at every allotted place. In case of disaster you are to report and assist in calming the passengers,' is read. They touched their caps in the flash of the officer's lantern. Sixteen lifeboats and two thousand women and men to be launched into a doviliah sea. There would be places for men from Southampton—a crew for Moli boat, it is true, but no room for a sailor that did not man an oar. There was rough work to be done by tho Southampton man that morning in the fog, while tho passengers squealed like rats, and bit the hand that ».vung them over the side. A heavy fist behind a corded arm for the man too anxious to crowd in with the women, and oven in the delivery of a crashing blow into the. bee twisted by primeval terror, there was atoll left in tho Southampton man the knowledge that he was responsible for tha ' passenger*.' He fought them into order, until the last boat was gone.
"Stowed away in little homes in the English Boa-port city, were babies sleeping on the arms of mothers, crooned to rest there while tho
Photographic Competition.
Best Photograph of Local Interest.
The Pictures should be Topical in Character, and bear on the back the Name and Address of the Sender, and a Description of their subject.
(Photographs should reach us by SATURDAY MORNING).
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of half-a-crown per photo will-be made.
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The old colours of the 2nd Hants Reg*, (the gallant 67th) were brought from Winchester on Saturday and handed into the safe keeping of the Mayor of Southampton. Our top picture shows the arrival of the colours at the West Station, while the lower view depicts the Mayor receiving them from Capt. Beckett.
oman thought of her man afloat on tho greatest steamship of tho weald, making a maiden voyage along the Newfoundland coaet, beating through the passage had alway«
been tho graveyard of ships. Knock at th# door of nearly every horn* in Southampton, and woman will answer you, her eyes red from hoped ess weeping. YVhil* tho countries of the arid count here and there a house of sorrow, the streets of Southampton are each one bathed in funeral pall. They ohose a crew for the world's proudoet ship from the city where they are the proudest of sailor*. Thin city ia stricken with its own peculiar tragedy, and while the attention of tho world is directed to the toll taken from among the rich, the powerful, from the ranks of learning and from among tho directors of tho wortd's big enterprise*, the city of simple sailor folk mourns with common understanding for the men that 'go down to the in ships.'
"Who will write tho opio the Southampton man, while the world rejoices ov*r the society girl that he tossed into the boat? Who wilt know him for tho hero when ho is found awash ■with broken sea-boxes on the Oa.po Race rocks. He touched his oap to his superior officer, who found him at his station. He watched the last boat, swallowed in the fog, and went into the^ 'sea to drown, taking with him tho half muttered prayer tint someone would look in on the woman and the babies a*, home, and help them a bit to fight this curiously unequal batWe called We."
During queetions in the House of Commons in connection with the Titanic diameter the fact was elicited from the President of the Board of Trade that during the last ten years over six millions of psewengeem were carried "between Greet Britain and America, of whom most were carried on British ships. Of those carried in British ships during that period only nine were* lost. These figures speak volumes for the safety of the modern liner, and, even in viertf of the great disaster, are worth keeping in
Seeing that Board of Trade Commissions are rarities in themselves, it is something of a curkmity that two of them should have visited Southampton inside three days. The Harbour Commission came on Saturday, and spent an hour or two cruirfing about tho HarboWr^ penetrating the Itclion—as busy now as ever it wa# in preparing for the yachting season—and inlf the Hambls river, the "botoriata"' havan. Tho other Commissioners came on a very different errand, namely, to inspect the Olympic, sister ship of the Titanic, Lord Mersey, the cliairman of the Wreck Commission, breaking, off the proceeding* in Londpn for the purpose, There waa the same measure of Informality on both occasions, but both visits will have an
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The great benefit of the Shop Act, which har jimt com* into foroe—or shall we say .into —is the half holiday. Its advent happily coincides with what promise* to be tl*e most brilliant cricket season Hampshire he* ever known. There are hundreds of shop assistants in South-ampton and the county generally who folio*- • the game with the greatest enthusiasm, yet who only know of the prowess of Pry, Mead, Sprot, and Stone from the columns of our newspapers, or heal say. This summer they will be able to see them hitting their boundaries. And who will say that the shop assistant will not work all the better next day!
Humour in statues is rare, except that of the unconscious type, but in the little parish church of St. James, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight,, there, ia a oirious mUrble statue of Sir Ruber* Holmes, a dashing seaman who was Captain of the Wight from 1667 to 1692.1 Kir llobert, it seems, as well as beingan'Admiral bold, was ako a bit of a wag. On oue of his nautical raids he cap-turnl a French ve«cvl which had on board an I unfinished statue intended to represent Le irand Monarque. Holmes did not make the culptor, who was aboard, walk the plank, but ompellwl him to finish the statue in the like-res* of his captor. Thus the st&tue had tha lead of Holmes, but the body of Louis XIV.
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