Marine Excursions. No. 4.—THE TRIP TO TENBY, AND WHAT BECAME OF IT. "Monday, August 26th, Tenby (direct). Leave Penarth 10.40." Thus was announced the trip of which I am about to write. I made up my mind to go, and accordingly took steps to carry my desire into effect. £ To start with, the day was anything but favour- able for the undertaking, but as I bad resolved upon going at all costs—if the boat went. of course-I did not bang back, and 10.30 last Monday morning found me on the Pier waiting the arrival of the boat. I soon found I was not to be alone; several ac- quaintances appeared armed with cloaks, water- proofs, overcoats, umbrellas, &c, as though deter- mined they would not get very wet. However, they Blight pretty well hava said- We know not what's before us, What trials are to come." Soon after this the "Lorna Doone" hove in eight, ^bearing towards Cardiff from Bristol. The interval was spent in discussing the chances of the" Lana reaching Tenby that day, some thinking she would not go further than the Mumbles. Thgn the sight of the Lady Margant going into Cardiff caused the remtrk that on account of the rough weather down channel the « Lorna Doone would not go, but that the Bristol passengers for Tenby would be trans- ferred to the "Lady Margaret." This idea gained currency on account of the length of time which elapsed before she arrived. At last the (- Lorna," turned up. and the Tenby passengers from Penarth passed through the Pier turnstiles. However, our turn was not yet come, for the popular captain of the ship announced that he was bound for Weston and Clevedon (not Newport, as an official called out by mistake and caused a passenger to exclaim that probably he was in love). Here comes the Margaret, says one or two, and sure enough she was majestically bearing down upon us to take Us to regions unknown (to most of us at least). We got on board, the ropes were cast off and hauled in, and we were off. I had a look round me, and discovered an old friend of mine, who thereafter was my companion for the day. We continued our walk round, and was surprised to see so many had ventured. Then we looked for a seat, and were for- tunate enough to secure well sheltered positions; So far so good. Now we began to cast our eyes about to see what could be seen as we were sailing merrily along. We got as far as Barry, and then fell to talking of bygone dave, and time passed faster than we thought, for when I looked up I discovered we were off Nash Point. Here the waves began to assert their power, and tha ship began rolling and pitching- The music was hushed, the piano covered up, and the passengers, for zn the most part, grew quieter. But I, with my companion, still kept a look out for the scenery, &c., heedless of the vessel's motion, as it ploughed through the sea. Soon we passed Dunmven Casile, then Southern- down, Porthcawl, and Sker Point hove in sight. By this time the fun had commenced passengers ran to the sides of the vessel in droves—for a purpose. The waves dashed over the ship anddrenched most of those on deck. The fore deck was specially favoured in this direction, the passengers there getting wet to the skin. It was getting worse and worse as we reached the Mumbles Head, and the deck of the Margaret" still more frequently received a supply of water. The man at the wheel, the captain, and others of the sailors put on their oil-skins to protect themselves, and prepared for a rough time of it. The gangways and other loose things had long since been securely fastened. Indeed, so bad had it become that an appeal by some of the passengers was made to the captain to put into the Mumbles. He eventually granted their request, and turned round and headed for the Swansea Bay. A little previous to this one of the crew was asked if they were going to Tenby, or would f hty put into the Mumbles ? and his question was answered by another—" Why put into the Mumbles ? the weather is bad, but nothing to prevent our going on; and," he added, If we were bound for France, we should go. At last the Mumbles was reached. Small boats came out to meet us, and after we had elicited that we bad about four hours on shore, we got in, and were taken on to terra firiyia. In various ways was the time spent, Some went to Swansea and others round about, but on account, of the rain, which now came down unmercifully, most got under shelter where they could. Tinre for starting back (6.30) having nearly arrived, we took to the boats, and were again transferred to the Margaret." Whfcn we got on board we were comforted (?) by the information that it would be rougher going back than coming, as, indeed, after events proved. It being smoother the other side of the channel, the captain took us from one side right to the other, pass- ing on our way the Soarweatber Lightship. Wasn't it rough! The boat rolled and plunged, heavy seasdashed over her, soaking everybody, and flooding the deck. so I z, that mats, footboards, &c., were actually floating about. Then the people got thrown off their camp stools, and at last they lay forsaken for seats more substantial. Altogether, it was, as a passenger remarked, suggestive of a storm in the Bay of Biscay. However, we mide good headway, and after a time re-crossed the channel, and arrived off Barry in comparative calmness, and things began once more to assume something like order, though there were not wanting signs that it had not all been smooth sailing on the road to the Mumbles, let alone Tenby. Penartb passengers soon got ashore, and for the most part were glad to again feel safe on land. They wended their way home with the conviction that there were many things better that life at sea, and that they would never forget their little experience of what the sea is like in rough weather. All the passengers were unanimous in voting that the Lady Margaret" is by far the best boat in the channel, and the crew received unstinted praise.
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Penarth Liberal Association. FIRST MEETING OF TIlE" TWO HUNDRED." The first meeting of the Liberal « Two Hundred was held in the Jubilee Hall on Saturday evening 1ast.. The President, Sidney Batchelor, Esq., occupied the chair. The minutes of the meeting of Liberals held on the 31st July were read and confirmed. It was then resolved that a Liberal One Hundred be elected, and Ward meetings were subsequently held to elect ''epresentatives, but so many willing workerfi had been found that it bad been considered advisable to elect 50 from each Ward, and nearly the whole of those whoiJe names bad been suggested had consented to serve. The few additional names required to com- plete the representation were added, any other vacancy to be filled by the officers and Executive. The election of officers was then proceeded with, Mr. Sidney Batchelor, who had previously beell elected as President of the Association, was now sleeted as President of the Two Hundred. The Vice-Presidents formerly recommended were also adopted. Mr R Guy was elected as Treasurer, and Mr John Morris, Secre- tary, with Mr Llewellyn Davies as assistant Secretary, The election of Executive resulted as follows rr-* Central fVatd :Messrs J Llewellyn, S Davfc#, T Hall, 0 Williams, and E Seagrave. North TVtzi-d,-Messrs Geo Pile, B Patterson, Wm Jenkins, W Jones Thomas, and H Carpenter. JVest Ward .—John H Hall, F Cole, Kennard, 1t A Lewis, (all of Cogan), andJ Webb (Llandough). South Ward,-Prof. Tanner, and Messrs J H JODS, E S Tregelles, R Han cock, and J David. It was resolved that the Executive be empowered to draw up a set of rules for the government of the Association and "Two Hundred, the same to be submitted for approval to the "Two Hundred" at their next meeting. t Upon the proposition of Mr David, it was determined hat the minimum subscription be one shilling per annum. It was considered advisable that steps be at once taken for the re-orgauisation of the South Glamorgan Association, and the President was deputed to oonfor with the Presidents of other Local Associations with regard to the question.
Shooting Competition The 2nd Stage for a Silver Cup valued £ 5 5$, presented by Mrs Coleman and other ladies of Penarthf was fired off on Tuesday last. The weather was onyo thing but favourable for good shooting. The cup is fired for under the following conditions :-eacli competitor fires three times at 200, 500 and 600 yards Two of the best scores to count for cup. The following are the principal scores *5. i L Score 200 yards 500 yarda 600 yards 2 fsf 3 RANK AND NAME. 1st •§ O 2 S *5 Stage. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 H 1234567 H 1234567 M Instructor J. Lobban 69 4443543 27 2254422 21 4334223 21 69 Sergt. J. Yinnicombe 63 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 25 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 23 0 0 2 2 0 5 5 14 62 „ Davies 67 5 554544 32 j 5 5 5 4 3 2 4 28 2 5 0 4 0 2 2 15 75 Corporal C. Percy 50 4 4 5 3 3 4 4 27 2 5 2 4 2 0 5 20 3 0 2 0 0 3 3 11 58
will, we Hope, in future>be avoided. Ths officers elected are gentlemen of well-known business abilities, and the Secretary, on whom will devolve the principal brunt of the work, although a paid official, is also an ardent and enthusiastic Liberal, who, as well for the cause, as for the X. s. d, will devote much. of his time and talent, to spread the principles of Liberalism The meeting- on Saturday, was practically one for business, but shortly, it is hcped, a s°ries of meetings will be held of an educational character, which shall help the young men of our town, who wql soon claim the privilege of the franchise, in the formation of true and righteous principles. The future lies before us, and we are threatened with a long period of Tory rule. but let us be prepared for any emergency ready at any time to meet our enemies in a struggle to win back the seat which our party has lost. For twelve years Mr Arthur J. Williams represented South Glamorgan in Parliament. For twelve years Liberalism reigned triumphant in this part of Walesi and although our flag has been lowered, ^nd today lies furled, yet it shall be again uplifted, and proudly shall it wave to the joy of every true liberal and noncon- formist. Many reasons may be assigned for Mr Williams's defeat. For several years his popularity has been on the wane, and although he was at the previous election returned by a large majority, yet it was principle, not man that won. Mr Williams was too confident; he evidently thought his position was impregnable, and looked upon it as "a great shame and presumption on the part of his opponent that be should be put to the trouble and expense of another contest.' Barely did Mr Williams meet with his constituents, save at an election time. Many little favours, which tell a big tale, were denied, and the consequence is he is. now out in the cold. Will he ever be the adbpted candidate again ? We think not. The remarks of the chairman of the Liberal Association £ last Saturday night, were rather significant. Our leaders must be on the look out at once for a candi- date who will secure the influence and undivided support of all sections of the party. Can such a man be found Yes and such men have already been named. But before any candidate can be brought forward, the District Association must be re-organised, and to this end Mr Batchelor, President of the Penarth Association, was asked to confer with Presidents of other local Associations. When this has been done, and our candidate selected, then we must put our shoulders to the wheel; we must work with untiring effort-not by fits and starts, when an election threatens us, but at all times, and we shall have the satisfaction of seeing our banner again unfurled, and 0 n South Glamorgan truly represented.