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SWANSEA, FItlnAY, Nov. 20.

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THE LATE HURRICANE.

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THE LATE HURRICANE. The high winds of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last have, we regret to state, occasioned the loss of much life and property among the shipping of the country. On the Thames, both above and below London Bridge, innumerable instances of damage are reported. Several vessels broke away from their moorings, and many barges have been sunk. The following are among the most calamitous that have oc- curred — The brig Alert, of Sunderland, sailed from Hayle on the lilli inst., fatten with cop.ter ore and muudic, bound to Shields, and on Thursday night, the v\i«j<| blowing sfiong from the W.S.W., with a heavy sea, the vessel became leaky, so much so that the crew were continually pumping, and oil Friday morning, about eight a.m., the vessel sud- denly went down, the crew not having time to get the boats out, and were all, with t'ie exception of one, tin fort mutely drnwited; the name of the sur«i\or is John Winchester, who was taken np floating on one ot the deck planks shortly after the vessel foun lere.f, hy the smack Four Friends, of Fouc\,Capt. Vv in. Scantlebury, by whom he was treated wiio every kindness and humanity, and landed at the Mum- bles Oil Saiutdav. Flie names of the master and crew diowneo are fed'ows -J,•>•; Gregson, master, a native of Sunde: land The.. Allen, mate, of Swanage Francis Alien, second mate, of Dundee; iiichd. Grey, seaman, of Brilins;- ton; rt bo-.nas Arthur, seaman, of Fen y-sid e, Carmari lien- shire; Hugh M'Kon/ie, seaman, of Shetland; Alfred Fear, seaman, of Hayle, Cornwall; Thus. Brooks, apprentice, or Gloucester; Joseph, Bray, apprentice, of Ha vie and John 'Winchester, apprentice, of Shetland, the surv'ivor. between two and tiiree on Friday morning a vessel was observed at sea, oft tne harbour leading to Bidcford, Devon- sh;re, evidently making for that port. Siie turned out to be the ( <)lltn< laden with timber, from Prince Edward Island, On the vessel reaching a short distance from the mouth of the j harbour, tne captain perceived that, in consequence of the great stirjje, it was impossible to i nter. The vessel was put about to sea, and was scudding before the wind, when a vo lent sea struck her on the starboard quarter, carried away Iter bulwarks, and swept everything off the deck. SlIP had scarcely recovercfi the shock, « hen another sea, more violent, than the first, "truck her, which unshipped the rudder and did considerable damage. The crew having by this time lost ail of vessel, she was left to the mercy of the waves, and in about twenty minutes after she drove' on to the rocks under Biggy Point (an immense cliff), where she sub- sequently became a wreck, and went to pieces. The Coast Guard soon arrived on the sands near the spot, and, hy dis- charging blue l.ghts, attracted tho attention of others, who quickly came to their ass(s(-itv.-e. The crew, on the vessel striking, took to the rigging, an,1 they could be seen hy the •people on the sands supplicating help, hut unfortunately it was not in human power to save them, owing to the rocks being inaccessible. The whole of the poor fellows perished, exc' pt two seamen, who were washed asiiore about ten o'clock in the morning, and were found almost dead from exposure and exnanstinn. The vessel broke up about six o'clock, and during the whoie morning fragments ofthe wreck were washed ashore, and the rocks were covered with the cargo. One body was washed ashore at daybreak. There are eight lost. [On the night of the 16th ins! two beams, with part of the o.eck [Iro n the size of which appears to have been part of the wreck of a vessel about 100 to 159 tons) was washed on shore near Port Talbot. From this portion of the wreck being composed entirely of fir timLer, it is supposed to lie part of a North American built vessel, possibly the" Collina."] CAUDIFF, Nov. 16.—A vessel, bottom lip, apparently of about 200 tons, vvas passed 3d inst., in hit. 4, long. 31, by the hmuinus. Porrett, arrived here from Quebec; she also saw the 14estmnrland, of Dundee. 14th tilt., putting back to Quebec; the Abeona, from Newport, with loss of sails, bul- warks, &c., has put into Penarth Roads, with several other vessels. JluÆoRD, Nov. 16.—It is blowing a gale at south-west. A rived the I!urmtngo, Falconer, from Swansea, with cargo chitted, bound to Aberdeen Albeit, Gilbert, from Kenniare, for Swansea, with several tons of cargo thrown overboard. At Southampton, Portsmouth, and the adjacent coast, the waves rolled with tremendous impetuosity, and the lower part of the former town was flooded to the height of five feet causing great devastation to All the steamers from Cowes, Ryde, &c. weathered the storm bravely. One sailing barge near the eastern steps, having her hold open, received such floods of water as to sink, but with no loss of life The meadows were covered with water to an extent of 40 acres. All the Docks were flooded, and among the boatmen and craft the damage was immense. Numerous houses were unroofed, but no lives were lost. At Bursledon, the road was scarcely passable, the water being up to the horses backs, and so in the neighbourhood of Emsworth, Farnham, Portcbester, &c., where wreck and drowned animals met the eye everywhere. At Stokes Bay the scene was dreadful in the extreme—here a poor shepherd, having got to the highest part of a field, was seen by the agitated spectators at a distance to sink beneath the rising flood, and was drowned without its being possible to give him assistance. the rising flood, and was drowned without its being possible to give him assistance. At Brighton the hurricane raged with terrific violence, four coaibrins were driven on shore, and another at Porto- bello, but in all these cases the crews were saved by projec- tiles and rockets, thrown hy mortars, through the excrfions of Captain Marsh, of the Bearshide Coast Guard station, Lieute- nant Pratt, of the Brighton station, Lieutenant Prior, of the Greenway station, and Lieutenant Newnham, of the B:ack Roek stalion, who with all their men, were speedily on the spot, which was soon covered with thousands of spectators. A vessel laden with wine went down off Owers Lights near Bognor, crew saved. At Shields a sehooner was driven on the bar, and in less than the nbnitvtfs she was buried beneath the surf, with every human being oil At Snndei land, the Syria (a beautiful vessel of 210 tons bin then), which had only been launched the previous day, got jammed among the rocks, and a little farther off another bark ot similar dimensions, was buffetting the waves in a feeble effort to reach the pier. The crews had been oc- cupied in pumping the whole morning, and were now com- pletely exhausted. By twelve o'clock the sea rose to a tre- mendous height, and dashed with such vehemence towards the harbour, that the waves beat completely over the Nor- thern Lighthouse. Several of the tug-steamers endeavoured to put out," but were driven back again bv the violence of the tempest and the height and fury of the waves. The life-boat was manned with a daring and gallant crew, who, after a desparnte struggle, and eneounteiing many dif- ficulties,succeded in landing nine men (the whole of ihe c ew) from the Helen. Many attempts were then made to reach the Syria, which being a new vessel, was not consideied in much danger, and was deemed capable of weathering the gale, at least for some h uis longer. It was a melancholy sight to see the poor fellows who composed her crev cling- ing to the ropes as each wave swept over them in its fllry. An occasional shout as the life-boat neared them, and was often driven away hy the surge, proclaimed to those upon the beach the agonised feelings of the sufferers. One, more adventurous than the rest, leaped overboard, but was never seen to rise The other vessel had by this time gone to pieces; and various parts of a schooner, which had been discerned in the offing at an earlier hour, were washed with it to the shore. In the schooner all hands had perished. After the life-boat had apparently made its final effort t'oi the preservation of the Syria, she dipped into one of the mountainous waves wlicb were momentarily overwelming her, and when she righted not a soul was to be seen aboard — the ii) fttedcrew having all been washed off. In a short time, however, the lite-boat succeeded in bringing three of the crew to land, the lemaining four having met a watery grave. Manyot those on the beach now voluntarily offered toman the boat again; among the rest, on" of the gallant of- ficers ot the 88th. qua) ted here, insisted npolI another trial. protlering to be one ot the number himself; but it was deemed useless to make the attempt. Hie master of the Syria, Captain Minniken, was among the number drowned. One ot the men belonging to a light-boat was washed over- board by a wave, and lost, notwithstanding his companions did their utmost to save him. On Saturday morning the shore was strewed with remnants of wrecks. Thp hodies of those washed off the Syria have been found and the ves- sel itself is in a fair w ay of being saved from going to pieces. At Eastbourne, two brigs were wrecked the crew of one was saved, but of the other every soul 011 board found a watery grave. At Newhaven, Worthing, Rye, and other ptafes, nxmhers of "pssels were driven ashore, but happily no lives were lost. -Indeed almost every part of the coast is strewed with wrecks. The brig Triton, of Cardigan, David Rees, master, I ariived off Newport on Sunday se'nnight, from Quebec, Dound lor Cardigan, with timber for the owner, David Davies, Esq., and proceeded to anchor in Fishguard-roads having on boa id Capt. Crowder and 24 seamen, being part of the crew of the Chirk Castle, from Liverpool, bound for St. John's, N.B., the said vessel having sprung a leak and sunk at sea, about 159 miles east of the Banks of Newfound- land. The chief mate, second mate, steward, and six sea- men, were drowned by the swamping of the boats in endea- vouring to go on board the Tiiton, the searnnuing very high. The captain and crew wpre landed at Fishguard on Sunday, and were, by the agents of the Fishermen and Maimers' Benevolent Society at Fishguard and at Newport, forwarded on to Cardigan. They speak in the highest terms of the good conduct and humanity of Capt. Rees, his officers, and crew, for thei kindness and attention to tlieni when in dis- tress, and also for the g od usage they received on board the Triton during their passage to Fishguard Bay. J)\I\I"G l{nnnEHY. WITH V!IILE;\CE. -On \õ;¡tllrdav night, David Roberts, a quiet inoffensive character, attended his club at the White Lion Inn, Csk, and changed a 5/. note to pay his and his brother's contributions. Hewascloselyobserved by two suspicions characters in the club room, John Lewis, alias Jack the Nailor, and John Morgan, alias Jack the Ostler, old offenders, who, until that night, were members, expelled for non payment of their arrears on account (as they both subsequently expressed themselves) of the want of blunt. Roberts left the White Lion about eleven at night, followed imm diately by the prisoners having arrived at a litake, which is in a lonesome part of the road, about a mile from Usk, lie was attacked by Lewis the nailor, who was partly naked, who knocked him down, while the ostler rifled his pockets of gold and silver, to the amount of 4l lOs" a comb, the club rules, and 3lbs. of shot from a reticule which he had in Ips hand. Roberts was beaten anil his mouth stuffed with clay, while the pocket he was seen to put the change in was rifled of its contents. He ran back to Usk ami gave an alarm, when the prisoners were apprehended next morning, positively sworn to, and remanded for further examination. On Wed- nesday last the case was heard at the Usk House of Correction, before Henry Pocock and Thomas Reese, Esqrs., and the pri- soners were fully committed for trial at the sessions. ,\Jr. Cornelius Lvans, of Newport, the Welsh Walton, gives the following particnlars of a spawn of a salmon, taken from a fish exposed for sale at Newport market on Saturday week. Mr. E. found by computation, that in a quarter of an ounce weight of the spawn there were contained 73 globules; by which it would appear that the aggregate mass consisted of no less a number than 10,804 globules, each containing the germ of a future salmon. Taking the number as 10,000, allowing the odd 804 to go for loss, supposing each to have come to mature growth and perfection, and averaging 14lbs. each, we have the astounding amount of 62-L tons of salmon prematurely destroyed. INSOLVENT DEBTORS.—On the 12th inst., William John Law, Esq., one of her Majesty's Commissioners for the relief of Insolvent Debtors, on his circuit held a Court at the Guildhall in Cardiff, when the matters of the petitions and schedules of the ten following prisoners were heard, everyone of whom was adjudged entitled to his discharge, excepting Edmund Lewi." of Cardiff, hanllier, who was sentenced to complete, the term of nine nonths' imprison- merit from the rlclte of ids vesting order. The prisoners produced wpre Edmund Lewis, Andrew Griffiths, Thomas Hopkins, John Peters, Thomas Evans, Wm..lames..Joseph Davies, JVm. Stuart, John Godding, and Benjamin Thom is. A TO T\soi.vr.\T DFBTOUS.— At the Court House, oil f tiday last, Joseph Roberts, late of Abergavenny, spirit merchant, finding tint his petition (to he discharged under the Insolvent Debtor's Act) would be opposed, refused to be sworn, alleging that his schedule ICIIS full of inaccuracies and imperfections, such as he could not then effectually correct, hut would do so against the next ciice.it, whereupon the Commissioner discharge;! bis FPliri"l1. This is another instance of the great goo effected bv tiie !> is'ol Society of is the protection of t'rade ;:u-ail:!it frauds by bankrupts ami ins.dvent debtors, by whom tiie opposition was intended. Cor.S'rox''s A \'M — According to annual cus- tom, the different Biistol Societi- s which owe their existence to a laudable desire on the part of the to the memory of that true benefactor of Bristol — the revered Colston—assembled on Friday to celebrate the anniversary of his birth; and it. affords us unmixed gratification to be able to state th t the sni^eiijitions collected amounted, to not le^-s than 2393/. 14s. Ge/. From the report presented to these societies, it appeared that the chair v in the la*! year had apprenticed 21 boys, an ) relieved 346 lying-in women, in a hi it ion to 1551. 8s. 10 J. in the bankers' hands, to meet petitions issued, but not yet paid. -1 Ax OLD HOUSK-STKU.KK.— David Leyshon, a voting man, with only on" arm, has been examined at Merthyr on the charge of a black mare, the properly of Elisha Harry, farmer, at Canton, near Llandaff. The prisoner, though a young man, is an old hand, and contrived to make such good use of the hand he had left, that little could he left in his reach that he did not contrive to appropriate to himself. He !wt« hern in trouble" more than once, and is shrewdly suspected of having made the "grand tour" of her Majesty's Australasian dominions. Such is the celebrity be hasacquired in "conveyancing," that the mere fact of his being seen )n the neighbourhood the night. the mare was missed, awakened a suspicion against him as the flnef.—After the examination of witnesses, he w;;s committed for triaf. F'-CAPE AND VOLUNTARY SURRK\DKR OF AN VENT.—On Saturday evening last as ihe insolvent debtors were being removed from the Conrt to the Gaol at Won- inou.h, Mr. Smith, one of them (imprisoned at the suit of, the C'own), contrived to make his escape. Immediately after his absence was discovered, bills were issued offeiing a reward of 10f, for his apprehension, and persons were dis- patched in different directions to intercept the fugitive. On Sunday morning the insolvent sent his wife to the governor, with his compliments, siating that he had no intention of ah- senting himself for the night, and to acquaint him where h could he found. The governor of comse lost no time in a; fending npon Mr. Smith, who quietly resigned IJimself into his custody. An accident, by which the work* of the Great "r, tern Railway, near Hampton-row, are considerably damaged, occurred on Sunday, by an iir option of water at the side of the c mat, close to the operations. The removal of a great quantity of earth, for the purpose of carrying on the works, was partly the cause of the flow of the water; and a barge, heavily laden, passing bv, increased the pressure of the wate against the bank, and accele;ated the accident. It is stated that it will cost the contractors a large sum to rectify the mischief which has been done.-Bath and Cheltenham Gazette. In Bristol, about a fortnight since, a man named Stephen Browning, whilst labouiing under derangement, committed suicide bv cutting his throat. One of the ser- vants of a Mrs. Roach, in whose house the fatal act was committed, and who was the first to enter the room, has since died in consequence ofthe shock she received by wit- nessjng the dreadful spectacle; and the other servant is dangerously ill from the same cause. We have heard of rather a curious circumstance connected with that unfortunate woman, Mrs. Burdock. A sailor purchased an old looking-glass at a broker's sir p on Sa'nrday, and while carrying it home through Marvport- sti eet, it fell from his hand and was hroken, whell two papers were discovered between the glass and back board. Thev related to two houses in St. Paul's, belonging to the ill-fated old woman whom Mrs. Burdock poisoned, and are supposed to have been concealed there hy the bitter, to whom the glass belonged. — Bristol Times. Voters availing themselves of gratuitous Vaccination for their families, under the new Vaccination Act, invalidate their franchise.

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