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SWANSEA, FRIDAY, MARCH 25.…

GLAMORGANSHIRE REFORM MEETING.

. LOSS OF THE FROLIC STEAM…

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LOSS OF THE FROLIC STEAM PACKET. In a small part of our last week's impression we an- nounced the above afflictive and melancholy intelligence, which occurred on the passage of the vessel from Haverfordwest to JBristol on the night of Wednesday se'nnight; when every soul on board perished. The scene of this most distressing event, was the Nass Sands, on the coast of this county, a short distance from wbridge. She was of large size, of 80-horse power, com- manded by Capt. Jenkins, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, and had a full and competent crew, together with an experienced channel pilot, so that the accident must be ascribed to the dark, dirty, and tempestuous weather which prevailed at the time.â Passengers from Milford, Tenby, and the surrounding country, usually came by the Frolic, and we are sorry to say, that she had a greater number of passengers by this trip than usual. It is im- possible to state accurately how many were on board, and there are very contradictory reports in circulation but from the best information we can collect, the number of passengers is estimated to be about forty, and the crew fifteen. Sixteen bodies, it is stated have been picked up. The Captain was found lashed to the rigging, and his watch had stopped at a few minutes before four, about which time it is supposed the accident happened. From the circumstance of the Captain being discovered as de- scribed, it has been thought that lie must have existed some time after the vessel struck but nautical men are of opinion that she must have gone over almost instantly after taking the sands.â The body of Miss Henderson, eldest daughter of W. Henderson, Esq. (Contractor for the works at Hobb s Point), was found by her friends on Sunday last, with her two trunks beside her. She was buried at Cowbridge on Wednesday. The body of her brother, a fine young man about 22, has not yet been discovered. The Captain and steward (Richards) belonged to Haverfordwest, where the following persons embarked:âMr. James Griffiths, currier, of Prendergast; Mr. James Lloyd, late butler to R. J. Ackland, Esq. of Boulston Mr. Geo. Evans, of Haverfordwest; Mr. John Bartham, of London, late of Lawrenny, near Pembroke; Mr. W. Griffiths, of Pentepark Mill, near Haverfordwest Ann verf Griffiths, of Portfield, near Haverfordwest; two servants from Picton Castle and three seamen from the neighbourhood of Fishguard, uamed Davies, Dunn, and Moore. Off H. M. Dock- yard, Pembroke, the only son and eldest daughter of W. Hender- son, Esq,; and three young men of the names of Bennett, Richards, and George. At Mitfbrd, Miss Legge, a fine young woman, about 18 years of age, accompanied by Mrs. Reynish, of that town; also Mrs. Hardway and Mr. Jenkins, late housemaid and butler at Castle Ball. At Tenby, Gen. M'Leod (late of the 1st Royal Regiment of Foot), Col. Gordon (late of the Queen's Bays) and servant, Mrs. Col. Boyd, Mrs. Richardson, and seven or eight others, names unknown. We have now completed the melancholy list, as far as our means of information and the nature of the dis- astrous occurrence will admit. It ia impossible to describe the distress that prevails in the places we have enumerated, in con- sequence of the loss of friends sustained by this unfortunate event. One of the Captain's children was buried on Saturday morning, just after the intelligence had arrived at Haverfordwest, and he lias left eight alive,_and Mrs. Jenkins in the family wav. The 0 steward has left a wife and four young children totally unprovided for; but the inhabitants of Haverfordwest, with their usual promptness to succour the distressed, have largely contributed to their relief. Lord James Stuart presented the Neath Petition in fa- vour of the Ministerial Reform Bill to the House of Commons on Monday last; and his Lordship and the Member for the County, C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., have promised to support the measure. His Majesty has been graciously pleased to patronize Mr. Lauder's forthcoming work upon British Timber. Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Cambridge and Gloucester, together with her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, and a large list of the most distinguished of the Nobility and Gentry in the king- dom, are among its supporters. t I°nTTuesday last, a sumptuous entertainment was given by John L. Puxley, Esq., to his tenantry in Carmarthenshire, on the arrival of his Son with his amiable Bride at Lletherllestry-House (the father's residence) from their seat at Dunboy, Ireland.â èwrw da and punch flowed abundantly, and the evening was spent in the highest conviviality. The CarmartltenshireMilitia finished their period of train- tag on Tuesday last. On the preceding day they went through their various manoeuvres of marching and counter-marching in a creditable manner. The above regiment were notfurnished with fire-locks during their period of training, nor were the attractives of red coats awarded them, being entirely in undress during the whole -time.-a circumstance never before remembered. Eco- nomy is the order of the day, we should infer from this, with Go- vernment. The behaviour of the regiment during the above period was such as merited the praise of the public. Mr. Ryan's equestrian company have hitherto been very well supported at Carmarthen, and have given much satisfaction. On Monday last, being Mr. R.'s first appearance there, with an entire change of performance, the place was literally crammed. At the last meeting of the lirecotishire Turnpike Trustees, a resolution, worthy of imitation by other Trusts, was agreed to, on the motion of the Rev. Thomas John Powell, that the Surveyor of the Trust do employ the paupers of the several parishes through which t! e turnpike-road passes, upon application to him by the overseers of the poor. The Brecon Assizes commenced on Saturday last. About four o'clock in the evening a large party of gentlemen (among whom we noticed Henry Allen, Esq. the Chairman of the Brecon- shire Quarter Sessions, Hugh Bold, Esq. the Recorder of Brecon, the Rev. Richard Davies, Archdeacon of Brecon, Penry Williams, Esq. Lloyd Vaughan Watkins, Esq. Charles Claude Cliftonr, Esq. theRev. Thomas Williams, the Bailiff of Brecon, John Lloyd, Esq. Major Price, the Rev. Thomas John Powell, the Rev. Hugh Bold, &c. &c.) and nearly the whole of the tradespeople of Brecon, having previously dined at the Castle Hotel and Swan Inn, accom- panied, in numerous carriages and on horseback, the High Sheriff, Ebenezer Fuller Maitland, Esq. about three miles on the Carmar- then road, for the purpose of meeting, and escorting into the town, Mr. Baron Bolland, the first Judge who has attended the South Wales Circuit since the abolition of the Welsh Judicature. On arriving at Brecon the Commission was opened in due form, and the Court was adjourned until Monday morning. On Sunday his Lordship attended divine, service at St. Mary's CHurch, when the Rev. S. W. Maitland, of Gloucester, M. A. (the Sheriff's Chap- lain) preached a most impressive sermon to a crowded congrega- tion. On Monday morning the Grand Jury (23 in number), of whom Penry Williams, Esq. of Penpont, was foreman, were sworn, and the Learned Judge delivered a most eloquent address, in which he stated that he should remember the gratification he felt to the last day of his existence, in being appointed one of the first English Judges to preside in Wales, and at the great mark of re- spect that had been paid to him in each of the Welsh counties where he had hitherto been. He said he was most happy in having to inform the Jury that he saw in the calendar no case that required his particular notice, and he complimented the inhabitants of the Principality on the paucity of crime in their country. His Lord- ship added, that the wish of the Legislature had been to benefit Wales, and from the report Mr. Chief Justice Tyndal and himself should feel it their duty to make, he was quite sure that further improvements would be made. There were three prisoners tried on Monday, namely, Selina Valentine, for stealing money from John Perkins, John Moore, for a larceny at Coedycymmar;, and John Dickson for stealing shirts. The three were found guilty. On Tuesday, the whole day was occupied in the trial of Thomas Williams, on a charge of sheep-stealing âThe prisoner was acquitted. A great number of witnesses of great re- spectability gave him a most excellent character. On Wed- nesday morning the only cause entered was tried.-It was an action brought by Messrs. Gorton and Johnson of London; tea- dealers, against a Mr. Thomas Lewis, of Crickhowell, in Brecon- shIre, to recover the value of a chest of tea, alleged to have been sold by the plaintiff to the defendant, but which the defendant denied, and a verdict was given in his favour.âOn Wednesday Evan Evans, for breaking and entering into a dwelling-honse in the parish of Ystradgunlais, and stealing guineas and sovereigns thereout, was found guilty, and sentence of death was recorded Thomas Jones, for stealing potatoes, was found guilty, and he and Selina Valentine, John Moore and John Dickson, tried on Monday, were severally sentenced to one year's Imprisonment and hard labour; and James Haynes, charged with uttering falseforged orders, was acquitted.-The indictment against Morgan Morgans, for stealing wheat was ignored.-The Learned Judge left Brecon on Thursday morning for Presteign, where the Commission was to be opened in the evening. Two bales of cotton wool were picked up at sea, about seven miles to the eastward of the Smalls, on Saturday last, by the schooner Peter and Mary of Youghall. The wool is lodged at the Custom House, Swansea, for the benefit of the parties in- terested and security of the duties. The bales being wet, there are at present no visible marks whereby the property may be identified but it is supposed to be the produce of America. Peter Charters, lately a constable at Merthyr-Tydfil, has v!e? comm'"edtoCardiff Gaol, under the 7th and 8th of Geo. IV. ^or o^ta'niig money under false pretences. This person and a man known as" John the Cobbler" have been the terror of the houses licensed under the new Beer Act. Having done all the business they could at Merthyr, they have been lately on the look-out in the counties of Brecon and Monmouth. In the pre- sent instance, P. Charters extorted a sum of money from a poor woman at Merthyr, by telling her that a warrant was then in the hands of the constable against her (no such warrant existing), and advising her by all means to settle, without coming before the Ma- gistrates, to whom she bad been reported for various irregula- rities." Large sums have no doubt been extorted in this nefarious mauner at Merthyr, where there are nearly 70 public-houses, and nearly 100 beer-houses. It is high time, therefore, that a stop should be put to such nefarious proceedings. There has not been exhibited so fine a display of fat stock bt.Cowbridge for some years as was offered for sale at the fair held there on Tuesday. The sale was rather dull, and prices did not exceed from5d.to6d. per lb. Store cattle sold at tolerable prices SALUBRITY OF THE GLAMORGANSHIRE HiLLS.âA per- son, by standing near the lowest yew-tree in the churchyard at Aberdare, may perceive recorded the deaths of 30 persons, whose ages average 85 years, all buried within the last 50 years. It may be worthy of remark, that in that number are included men emi- nent for their ability and usefulness; and, among others, may be noticed, the Rev. Owen Rees, the Rev. Edward Evan, the Bard of Toncoch. who died at the age of 85 years, in the year 1802 andthatexcellentman, Mr. Theophilus Richards, of Blaengwawr, who from a ploughboy, by his industry, probity, and talents as a drover, amassed a considerable fortune.â'He died at the great age of 90 years in 1797. CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE.^âThis undertaking, so long talked of, is now about to be commenced in real earnest: fa- voured by the assistance and advice of D. Gilbert, Esq., (late president of the Royal Society,) the Trustees have determined on adopting the plan of Mr. Brunell, Jun. and have appointed him their engineer for the erection of the bridge. The plan is to be 600 feet, and instead of pillars, piers will be adopted. We have not seen Mr. Brunell's plan, and of course cannot speak to its merits. The subscriptions in hand amount to 31,0001. In severe Colds, Rheumatism, &c. from which num- bers suffer so severely, particularly duriut; lite Winter Months. a more sututary Remedy cairiot be resorted to. or one that has effected more extraordinary Cures than the Genuine Bateman's Pectoral Drops, which may be had of most respectable Medicine I Venders en her HI Town or Country. Like many other valuable Medicines, however, it is very much counterfeited, which ren- ders it the more necessary for purchasers to be particular in enquiring for" DICEY'S Bateman's Drops." which have the word* DICEY & Co. in the Stamp, and are the only genuine iort.

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