Notes and Comments. BANK HOLIDAY- — THE morning broke dull and lowering- with intermittent gleams of sunshine which presaged a mixture of weather. Happily, weather-acres were out in their reckonings, for the day proved an ideal one. The attractiveness of the place was more accentuated than ever, as an unusually large influx poured into the "city on the bill the live-long day. It is com- puted that no fewer than 40,000 persons visited our bon ton suburb. Of course, beacbward they trended, the pier proving a strong I; draw" Captain Evans, pier-master, avers that at least 16,000 or 17,000, irre- spective of ticket-holders, took the air" on the pier that day. Variation was provided the visitors by the Severn Sub.Marine Volunteer Divisional Band, under Bandmaster J. Matthews, playing a brilliant selec- tion of up-to-date music both in the afternoon and evening. The beach watermen reaped a golden jharvest, only one mishap, in no way attributable to any negligence of the boatmen, happening. This mischance was due, if the truth be > known, to the oc- cupants of the Tulip .1 catching a crab." A meed of praise is due to Mr Sherman and the four men who so pluckily put off to the rescue, thereby losing nearly three hours' valuable time. In the afternoon the various Sunday Schools paraded the principal streets of fbe town before iepairing to their respective fields for the 11 treat." That nothing untoward happened on the promenade, the road, or elsewhere is indica- tive of the administrative ability of Beach Inspector Morgan, Mr Jones, Bus Office, and Police-Inspector ■Roberts, and Sergeant Lewis-
Exciting Scene off Penarth Beach. TWO PLEASURE SEEKERS DRIFTING OUT TO SEA. COMMENDABLE PROMPTITUDE OF MAJOR THORNLEY, J.P. ,SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST UNKNOWN VESSELS. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL." Two young men, employees of Messrs Howell and Co., Cardiff, requisitioned the Tulip, a beach pleasure boat, belonging to Mr George Evans, and went for a row on Whit-Monday evening about 6.30. They were, unfortunately, caught in the Rennie Race, where one of their oars either snapped or became lost -prooably in c'catchiiag, 'a crab." Singular to re- late, nobody on the Promenade observed their pre- dicament, but Major Thornley, luckily, looking down channel through his field glasses from his drawing- room window, observed this identical boat in distress. Atter further satisfying himself by using a telescope that the men were in dire danger, be, with commend- able promptitude, rushed down to the beach and in- formed Sergeant Lewis of the occurrence. Four watermen thereupon put off in the Maggie to the rescue, but after reachiug the Point it was seen that the Tulip could not be overtaken, and was drifting to Sully, where she might, if she kept this side of the island, be picked up off Barry. Subsequently, No. 5 Bristol yawl picked her up. and towed the helpless craft to the Flat Holm, wheio a Cardiff port pilot took her in charge, and brought the Tulip up to the Seven Sisters, whence she was given over to Hamil- ton, a licensed boatman, and eventually brought safely to the Beach at 10.30 the same night. The occu- pants aver that,although they flew signals of distress, two steamers—a Bristol trader from Cork, and a Car- diff yawl-passed quite close to them, but declined to render any assistance- This statement was in part confirmed by Major Thornley, who affirms that while he was watching the lulip through his telescope, a steamer, bound to Cardifi, actually passed them within fifty yards, but gave no help. This same steamer afterwards anchored in the Road* Major Thornley states that in his excitement he unfortunately forgot ..to cote the name of the steamer
Fashionable Wedding at Penartli MR. F. C. LLOYD AND MISS NELLIE GRACE THORNLEY. On Wednesday morning, at St. Augustine's Church, Penarth, the marriage was celebrated of Mr F. C. Lloyd, town clerk of Huddersfield, and formerly deputy town clerk of Cardiff, to Miss Nellie Grace Thornley, youngest daughter of Major Thornley, J.P., and niece of the late Sir Charles Warien, mayor of Bristol. The weather was fine, and the church was filled some time before the service by a large number of people. The service was choral, and the choir met the bridal party at the church door. The Rev. W. B. Siyeet-Escoft, rector of Penarth, and the Rev. E. S- Roberts, curate, were the officiating clergy. The bride, who was given away by Let- father, wore a beautiful gown of rich white satin. The fnll bodice was very prettily trimmed with lace, whicn fell also from the elbow sleeves. Her long veil of plain Brussels net ivas gracefully arranged with a spray of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white lilac, white roses, and lilies of the valley Her brides- maids, three in number, were Miss Jessie Thornlev, Miss Margaret Thornley (sisters of the bride), and Miss Mabel Ferrier. They wore charming frocks of yellow surah. The skirts were quite plain, and the full bodices were prettily trimmed with soft white chiffon fichus, edged with a tiny frill and loosely tied in front. The large white hats were trimmed with chiffon, with soft white ostrich tips in front and a loose upstanding bunch of yellow roses at the back. Their shower bouquets of Marichal Niel rosed were tied with long yellow and white ribbons. They wore gold braoelets, the gifts cf the bridegroom, Mr Davies Williams, of Southport, was best man. Mrs Thornley, mother of the bride, wore a gown of rich black ducbesse satin. Ths bodice, trimmed with deep points of apricot chine silk and jet her bonnet was composed of iridescent steel beads, with a bunch of white and pink roses, and white tips at the back. She carried an exquisite bouquet of pink and wbita roses. Mrs Ferrier's gown of black silk crepon was taste- fully relieved with pink silk, and handsome jet trimming on the bodice. One of the prettiest frocks worn by the guests was that of Miss Thomas. The skirt was of pale green crepon, and the bodice was in the shape of a blouse of pale mauve glace silk, striped with fine white lines, and was made with the fashion- able box pleat edged with jet, a large bl ick hat trimmed with bunches of lilies completed a costume at once pretty and cooi-looking. Mrs Jackson was dressed in cool grey, with sills sleeves, and trimmed with guipure lace. The Mayoress (Mrs Carey) wore a handsome gown of brown silk trimmed with brown velvet and cream lace; hei toque was brown with a large bow of pink. i i The bride's travelling costume was of covert coating, with a smart blaa waistcoat and black picture hat. The happy pair left early for London en route for the Continent, where the honeymoon will be spent. The following ladies and gentlemen were entertained at luncheon at the bride's father's residence, Essendene —Rev W B Sweet-Escott, Rev E S Roberts, Mr and Mrs Jackson, Colonel and Mrs Guthrie, Mr and Mrs Lascelles Can-, Mr Mrs and Miss Carey Thomas, the Mayor and Mayoress of Cardiff, Captain and Mrs Thompson, Captain and Mrs George Thornley, Mr Mrs and the Misses Ferrier, Mr Bazeley, Mr Arthur Rees, Mr Morgan Morgan, Mr Davies Williams, and t, zn the house party. During the afternoon Mrs Thorniey was at home to a large number of friends. The weather at first was rather threatening, but later on the clouds cleared away, and a most enjoyable after- noon was spent. The band of the Royal Engineers played at intervals. Several pretty frocks were worn. Mrs W- Hibbert wore a soft grey crepon trimmed with jet, long white chiffon fichu fastened with an exquisite bouquet of roses. The Misses Heitzman looked delightfully cool in black and white silk gowns with black hats. Mrs Gibbs wore black silk crepon with a quantity of jet on the bodice, and pink fioweis in her hat. A large marquee had been erected in the garden, but it was so pleasant under the trees that few availed themselves of it except for refreshments. Among the guests in the afternoon, in addition to those present at the luncheon, were Mr and Mrs John Duncan, Mr and Mrs J A Jones, Mr and the Misses Heitzman, Mr and Mrs Stowe, Mr and Mrs, Lee, Mrs Shirley, Mr Whitley, Mr and Mrs George Thomas, Mr and Mrs Rowland Payne, Mr and Mrs Giddy, the Misses Strawson, the Misses Newman,Mrs and Miss Du Sautoy, Mr and Mrs Gibbs, Mr and Mrs Morel, Mr and Mrs Hibbert, Mr and Mrs Morris. Mr and Mrs Vellacott, Mr Sidney Batchelor, Miss Latch, Miss Bill, and Miss Beattie Thomas. THE PRESENTS. The presents were very handsome and numerous. Cheque, Major Thornlay; case of fisheaters and carrari;, Mrs Thornley; set of hall brushes, Captain Tudor Thornley; painted plaque, Mils Thornley: paiated cosy, Mus M. E Thornley; bronze candlesticks, Mr Charles Thornley; gentle- maa\!I dressing case, Captain G. Thornley; set of silver salts, Mayoress of Huddersfield; set of carvers in case, Mayor and Mayoress of Cardiff; silver spoons in case, Mr and Mrs Thos. Andrews; nutcrackers and grape scissors, Mr and Mrs J. Tucker; claret jug, Mr A. Rees; pair silver serviette rings, i Mr Shaw; silver salver, Mr and Mrs William Gibb a; pair of I china match-boxes, Miss Thoraley; set of silver bonbca diehoo, t Mr T. Davis Williams; lady's dressing case and set of dessert d'oyleys, the Misses Strawson; breakfast cruet and toast rack, Mr Newman; set of afternoon teacups and saucers, Mr Thornley; toast rack, Miss Dothi Thornley; art pot. Mr and Mrs J. Lee; book of poems. Mrs Du Sautey; pair of vases, Mr and Mrs England vases, Mr Gerald Dawson centre piece and silver stand, Miss Thornley (Clevedon); vase and pedes- tal flower epergne, Lieutenant Giddy silver serviette rings. Clerks at Huddersfield; salts in case, Mr R. P. Cullev; scent bottle, Mr Shirley; silver tea set, Mrs Ferrier; gold and silver tea set, Mr and Mrs Jackson photo frame,Dr Musgrove; Benares tray and pais of vases, Mr and Mrs Philip Merel; pair of cut specimen vases i-ii silver, Pev. S. Roberts silver pepper pot, Dr and Mrs Rees; breakfast cruet, Sergeant Male: cushion, Mrs Thornley; silver cream jug and sugar basin, Mr and Mrs Lascelles Carr; fruit dish, Mr and Mrs Rowlands Payne jentree dish, Mr and Mrs Jotham butter cooler, the Misses Heitzman; biscuit box, Mr McKenzie; nutcrackers, Miss Cordner asparagus dish and server, Mr Weaver • butter cheese, and biscuit dish, Mr Vaughan; inkstand, Mr D Rees; photo frame, Mr Tudor Thornley butter cooler, Captain and Mrs Thompson; lamp and shade, Miss Thornley (Clevedon); pair of W orcester vases, Mr and Mrs Thomas Morel; Burmese vases Mr and Mrs Johnson, pair silver salts Miss Bell. jampot j Mrs T. Dinman, set silver salts Misses Mabel and Clara Ferrier, fish carvers Mrs Broad, set of poets Dr Williams, afternoon tea eloth Miss B. Thomas, nightdress case Miss Thomas, sachet Miss N. Cratli, tea cosy Mrs Xarin, Bohemian vases Mrs Davies, brass inkstand Mr and Mrs Morris, silver hot water jug Mrs Reeves, travelling olock Mrs Carey Thomas, silver sugar basin Mr Ebenezer Beavan, brass afternoon tea set Mrs Pearson, dining-room suite non-commissioned officers and meil of the Severn Volunteer Division Royal Engineers, pair silver flower-pots Mr and Mrs John Duncan, silver bread platter and knife in case Mr Bazeley, Indian glove box Colonel and Mrt Guthrie SUB-MARINE MINERS. To celebrate his wedding, the Sub-Marine Miners were entertained to a smoking concert by Lieut. F. C. Lloyd at their headquarters, Charles-street, Car- diff. Company Sergeant-Major Edwing presided, and he was supported by Company Sergeant-Major Fawckner. Some excellent songs were rendered by members of the corps and their friends, and the cater- ing- was efhciently done by Sergt.-Major Male.
PeDarth Football Club. 1 Last Friday night, at the National Sehool, the general annual meeting of the above-ntmtid club was held, Mr Sam Thomas presiding. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and confirmed, Mr J. S. Dewar (hon. sec.) and Mr J. G. Llewellyn (hon- treasurer) were unanimously re-elected. The statement of accounts, showing a balance of £ 50 in hand, was adopted nem. con. Mr Thomas congratulated the club upon retaining the invaluable services of the Secretary, who is so deservedly popular. The captaincy and vice-captaincy of the premier XV. were again vested in Mr Herbie Morgan and Mr George Shwpherd respectively, whilst Mr W. P. Edgington and Mr Arthur Price were appointed to similar offices in the A Team, The new bye-law that the club be not carried on for the financial benefit of any member or rrembers of- the club was moved by the Secretary, seconded by Mr \V. Hallett, and carried una voce- Eight gentlemen wue nominated for a general com- 1!1 cl mittee. seven of whom had to be elected. The follow- ing was the result of the ballot:—Messre R. M. Garrett, 26; G. Brown, 24; J. Hayes, 23 J. L. Lawday, 23; F. W. Morgan, 28 W. Gibbs, 22; W Hallett, 21; and J. H. Hall, 9. The first seven were therefore declared duly elected. Mr J. G. Llewellyn held out hopes that in the near future a properly appointed dressing-room would be erected on the club ground, so arranged as to be easily con vel tible into a gymnasium, the approximate cost whereof 1400. T of course, would include a caretaker's house. The Chairman remarked that this would be a desideratum. In the course of further remarks) Mr Thomas dwelt upon the phenomenally successful career of the club during the past season, and pardonably lingered upon the licking" which the Welsh Metropolitans had sustained at the hands of the Seasiders. The latter had been twitted and chaffed enough over their previous defeats, but they had at last turned th0 tables. (Applause). With respect to the forthcom- ing annual banquet of the club, efforts would be made to secure the attendance of the President (Lord Windsor) who was a thorough sportsman and en- couraged sport in every way. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the Chairman, proposed by Mr Dewar, and happily seconded by Mr F. W- Morgan.
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