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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 1, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 6 THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY HERALD Friday, August 1, 1913 Aquatic Sports Were Strongly Patronized Chas. W. Bowman Impressed With Efforts of Aquatic Club and Puts Up Cup for Competition-Events Run Off Witfi Pleasing Despatch and System In apite of the many other atttac-tlona la the city last night, the Aquatlo club's regatta drew a record erowd to Henderson Lake. Th� merit ot the first water attraction two weeks ago was responsible for the patronage, and to say that the program last night was up to the last, would not he telling the truth, /or it was better. The entries ciosea at noon yesterday, and each �Ten* was run off with snap and system. Each competitor knew iust where ko belonged and it did not take long for him to get in place after the ffreil* was announced. Bach race showed keener competi-Ition, la spite of the fact that no firlzes were offered, and now that an nterest in water spots has fieen stimulated, the entire summer sea-spa promises to hold in store for the public, eveijts which will even surpass the one glTenby the association la4t night. [ CUP TO BE GIVEN to add to the Interest and enthusiasm, Mr. C. B- Bowman announced last night that he would present a suitable cup to the one making ihc most points at the end of the sc;i-soa. Therefore, competition may be expected to be keeaer, and the pleasure of witnessing the regattas increased accordingly. SUPERB WEATHER Probs came through with the most ideal sort of weather. After the j heat of the day, a slight southerly breeze sprang up, and at the begiii-ning of the program was quite noticeable, but there was just enouch wind to keep the long-beaked mosqVi-' toes from trespassing, and after the cool of the evening had set in, the breeze flattened, leaving the course like a sheet of glass. Every available craft was pressed into service, and about one-third, of the spectators viewed- the races from the water. Joe Gillespie's motor boat did not arrive, as expected, but those who had looked forward to using it, lost their disappointment In the general atmosphere that pervaded the whole surroundings. The city band, of whi(fli everyone fn Lethbridg� has just cause to be pyoud, out another aotch in their reputation stick; by giving one of the best concerts yet heard in the olty, and the pitoes added greatly t the iiijoym*!!* of the visitors. The program had to be called before the iftl'taoe coRld be run, on tccounti�f �rSiA�jf, iaf thJe. next ro-gatt* viritt 'ie� tfiings started earlier. Mayor Hardle, Aid. Alrd aid C. B. Bowman if�de very efftclent judgea, und ocoupUd the first wtarf, in front cf tti� pATtilcn. The stiMi car system eat ofi another slioe ol a pie, the bo^thouse 1b nowhere near biuJcjuptoy, ^ Aquatic asioetktioa made a little, on the aide from the sale of badges by some of the ineelsttble young ladies, and verybody ^ot more khan the worth of tlielt money, ia amusement, so iwlU aittoipate the next affair ot the kind Tirtlioh is tobe held two weeks feom yeeterdayi A summary, of the events follows : 1. The gentleman's tandem skifl race was won again by the Home brothers, who; tirlt'h their long steady stroke look pretty nice on the water, and will be able to clean up on most anyone, after some practice. 'E, Butler and T> Chisholm were second. The race was rowed from .the pavilion,, around the^ buoys at the south end of > > ? : ? : > ? ? ? SOMETHING DEEP . London Aug. 1.-A. W. Gil-^ lies,'headmaster of Dujwich ' College; in a 'speech, yesterday^ said he had foTbidden lawn' tenriis'at- Dul'wich because siioh �was the weakness of hiiraan nature tennis would do cricket harm. .> .> .;. .> ,> will, remain 'jm^ed until- death J.takes ^them. ^hey have marvellous intelligence for boys of eight years of age. In fact, their intellectual ability is far above the average boy of eight. They tell correctly the name of every capital city in CanadS,' evtry capital city in the States and every city in the'ij various parts of tHe'-^ country which they have visited and do it instantly upon bei;ig asked. Tllcv.^su]t)t^act, add, rnulliply' and.^do'dfi^S-things that most children Of thell ag^ are incapable of. These two fntere'sting children have been secured by the Kennedy shows at a big figure, and come from the Samar lsIan.i^�of the Phil-lipiiiies. They are wortW' taking in. The first jtwp nightsc,6f the carnival ,.the .Merrvfio-round ,dnd. the ferris : Vvhe^c? didn't do .\tKijr 'laccustoined 'business, but last night and the night betQre they more th^ made up for 'the lack-of patronag^ th^ first two nights. They hive gfcjuvn; very popu-lai?', especially in f he' Sfternoons with the children. The La-Zoria shbw,.# played to a number of big crowa^, l^st night.-This show seems to have made a big hit.' ,. Not a few people were in a dubious position about taking in the motordronie after wha^ happened at Cincinnati on ^\'ednesday, but the motordrome at Cincinnati and the one carried by the Kennedy ishows are not to be compared. The.Cincinnati motordrome is a track i^; large as the Athletic park and pitraed: at an angle of 60 degrees. Keilnedy's motordrome is much steeper, and although it must be admitted tolhave its dangers, the danger and chance of hurt in case of accident is jsjjtogether likely to fall to the lot'of the rider alone, and not the spectators, as in the case of the Cincinnati motordrome, where rider apd'- spectators met their fate. There is always a big crowd watching the'; motor(}toroe dare-devils perform. " i-  A show that should not be missed is the Aztecs, the last 'of the tribe of Indians of old Mciicd,'who built great cities end showed'.the greatest advance ' toward civiliiJation of aiiy people of. ,\orth or South America when discovered by tWei white man. The^ ;iiDreIy exhibit themselves and cut peculiar capers;, but' are extremely interesting. And if freaks of nature interest you don't, overlook the tjirjB;: man, the half-man and half-woman, the arm-les.