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THE RECENT SEVERE STORKS. The equinoctial gales which hurst forth on Saturday have made themselves felt throughout the country, and more especially on the seaboard. The gale was especi. uly severe in the Channel, and the captains of Continental boa ts state that the force of the wind was so great that headwa. v could not be made against it. Reports transmitted from all parts of the coast bear mournful testimony to the de- structive vehemence of the storm. The disasters occasioned ¡ by it to Bhipping have been very serious, and in many in- stances they have ..happily b,??. attended with loss of life. Happily the loss of life is not so great as might have been expected, considering the violence of the wind, which has at times more nearly resembled a tornado than an ordinary storm. The meteorological report of yesterday says The westerly gale blew with great force along our southern and south-western coasts yesterday, but subsided last evening. This morning moderate to fresh south-westerly winds are prevalent in the south of our island, light southerly in the extreme north of England, and light easterly breezes have appeared in the north of Scotland. Rain has again been general, and continues in several places, with misty or over. cast sky at all stations. The weather is very unsettled. The sea is calm in the north-east, but runs moderately high elsewhere. All coasts were warned yesterday." THE LOSS OF A CARDIFF SHIP AND SEVEN OF THE CREW. The most serious disaster which has yet been reported is the I*. of theAvonmorc and .seven of her crew. T!¡j.fine vessel belonged to Mes,?r,?. Charlco Hill and Sons, of è:å¡tIehcastofl sr:hi;horl:15n:gi' fIl was commanded by Captain Corfield. On Mondav, the 6th instant, she left the Penarth Dock, where she had been taking in a cargo of coals for Monte Video, and on the following Thursday she was towed down Channel and left off JJfracombe the same evening, with a fine breeze blowing from the S.E. Circumstances, it would appear, were then in her favour, and when the storm broke forth on Saturday it WIIS hoped that she had got beyontlthe reachofitsinflueneè. Unhappily this was not so, for yesterday a telegram was received by the owi?r? communicating the melancholy fact that she was a total wreck on the coast of Cornwall, and that seven of her crew were lost. Her crew numbered 22 hands all told. The captain and 14 hands were saved. The particulars of the sad catastrophe have not yet been received. This was only the second voyage of the ill-fated Avnnmoro. WALTON BAY. Probably within the recollection of the oldest person living in the district the terrific violence of the gale has never been exceeded in its disastrous effects on the Somer- setshire coast between Portishead and Walton Bay and Clevedon. For miles the coast was strewed with wreckage, masts, spars, &c. Sailors' baggage and kits were to be seen lying in heaps in the fields and amongst the rocks, and at the Nore the visitor instead of making his way over the rocks, had to struggle through a mass of rigging, spars, canvas, and other wreckage which bad been washed in by tho tide during the height of the gale, I.deed, it was only with difficulty that one could get II from one point to another in the route along the rocks from the Nore towards Walton Bay, owing to the heaps of rope rigging and rpar?i which strewed the coast, and excursionists were seen cf'Üir away pieces of the wrecks as mementoes of tl?,!?r visit to such an unusual scene in a place hitherto lookcd, upon its one of the greatest security and shelter. Early in the morning of Monday the storm of Sunday bad increased to a gale, which raged with the utmost fury from ten till ;hibtehit:'in¿'.t o:i t: q I that had broken away from their anchors in Penarth Roads, were seen driven before the gale with their sa i ls torn into shreds, the foam and spray being lifted up from the sea level in dense showers, which now and then almost buried the vessels so that they could not be seen from the shore. They were all driven on to the mud, between Portishead and the mouth of the river, where their crews only suc- ceeded in steering them sufficiently clear of one another to land a safe distance apart on the mud. Fears wcre enter- tained for the safety of the training ship Formidable; but though b(?r permanent moorings are far from being com- pleted, she seemed to ride comfortably in her berth; agroiti- fy, .g fact, considering the limited crew at present board of her, the men she shipped at Sheerness having left her. Beyond a large portion of the ,neckage me have noticed on j the coast were two fine barques high up on the rocks, where they had been driven by the fury of the gale after breaking awa y from their anchors in the bay. The first, the Prussian barque Arthur, 410 tons burthen, from Dant- zic for Gloucester (Captain Chafer) came ashore about fivo o'clock. She was loaded with timber, and had been tlii- chore,lut the Nore soveral days, waiting her turn to go to Gloucester. She had 120 fathoms of cable out when she broke away from her anchors at half-past two o'clock in the morning, and after buffeting with the waves for some time she at length got forced on to the rocks, at the same time having a large quantity of water 111 her hold. She belongs to Alexander Gepson, of Dantzic, was built about five years ago, and had only recently come out of dock at Dantzic. Her hull had not been very much injured, and it was thought that with the aid of a steamer there might be a possibility of getting her off on a high tide; but it looked a doubtful chance. The crew had got all their bedding and kit out upon the shore, and were preparing to take it into the village when we left her. Some few hundred yards off, on the other point of the bay, at the Nore, was another fine Prussian barque, the Argo, Capt. Kruger, or Kreger," from a port in North America, bound for Gloucester with a cargo of timber. She was lying still farther up on the rocks, and her position looked far more perilous than that of the Arthur; and we were told that her hull was already considerably damaged. Around her the rocks for a considerable distance were strewed with wrockagc. The vessel had been anchored in Walton Bay about four days, waiting to go up to Glouces- ter, and she broke away from her moorings about nine o'clock in the morning. Her sails were set, in the hope of keeping her off the rocky shore, but after beating about for some timc? they werc? torn to shreds, and s h e was driven high on to the rocks, and the canvas was still hanging in tatters around her mast when we saw her last night. Amongst tho wreckage on the shore were the sailors' ham- mocks, and chests of clothing, and they were busily en- gllged in bringing ashore things of value and anything portable that it was desirable to place in security. It was a pitiable sight to see the fine vessel in a position where her recovery was apparently almost hopeless, and right in the bay at Walton. TOTAL LOSS OF THE BARQUE CARAVAN. Further on ulong the coast the debris that had been washed ashore during the gale led to the spot opposite which the splendid barque Caravan, 000 tons burthen, 1.11,1 been driven on to the rocks in Walton Bay, and become a total wreck, her crew with difficulty escaping, and ono poor fellow of their number losing his life in the attempt to reach the shore. The Caravan, which we believe belonged to Mr. Alexander Smith, of West Sunnyside, Sun(fer. land, was commanded by Captain Humphries, and had on board a valuable cargo of phosphate, the whole of which, valued, it is Haid, at nearly X3,000, together with the vessel, has been entirely lost. The Caravan had sought the well. known 81wlter of Walton Bay while waiting to take her cargo to Gloucester, but breaking away from her anchors she was driven on the rocks in a very dangerous spot, and rapidly broke up. The gale was more furious thitu it has ever been known in Walton Bay, and old sailors nd. mitted that they had seen nothing equal to it in violence in that comparatively sheltered spot. Seeing tho fate of their vessel, the crew set about taking measures for reach- ing the shore, and by means of a cask carried in by the waves a mallline was conveyed to the rocks on the beach. Here it was willingly secured by the spectators who had I\" sembled, an d a stout warp having then been hauled ashore, the crew by means of this left tLe vessel and pulled them- sclves through tho .myes, C.pt?,i. Humphries being the last to leave his hii,. 1. this ,.y the crew and officers, i;e i¿el'rII !J¡,j" ¡L tle c:ilt ono poor fellow, who in pulling himself along the rope was suddenly forced away by the sea, and although he was washed on to the rocks near the shore within a compara. tively short distance of his comrades, another wave carried him out to Bea, and after struggling a few moments he dis- appeared. The men were in a pitiable plight when they reached the shore, and together with the other seamen who had landed from their vessels, they received tke utmost kindness from the gentry and others in the neighbourhood. Amongst those who were conspicuous in this respect the names of Mr. H. A. Salmon, of Holyrood House; Mr. Stoate, of Belle Vue; tlip Itev. Mr. Hautenville; and Mr. Nicholls, of the Nore. Tho sailors, in a half-clad state, were receivod at the houses of some of these entlemen, and after being made as comfortable its good food, rest, and clothing could make them, they left for Bristol in the evening. Mr. Ashford, at the Nore, and Mr, Newton and other farmers, also rendered kind assistance. The captain felt his loss intensely, and he was heard to say that everything of value on board was lost. CARDIFF, TUESDAY. The terrific storm which blew over the town on Monday morning, we are happy to say, did very little damage to the shipping in the docks or roads, in consequence of the wind blowing from the west. A few vessels parted their moor- ings and grazed each other, but the damage was very slight. No casualties are reported from the roads, except slight damages to the bows and bowsprits of vessels. Both on Monday and yesterday various rumours wero afloat that other vcssels had been lo,t off Cardiff, but nothing has been received to verify theui. The wind ceased almost entirely on Monday night, but yesterday afternoon the rain commenced to pour down in torrents, which continued all nighl, making the streets and roads in a miserable state of mud and water. Some places are completely flooded. The quantity of rain which has fallen of late is no doubt partly the cause of the recent very high tides. NEWPORT, TUESDAY. There ??re many reports of ves,el, in the Channel which have come to grief during the gale of Monday night. The :hermpcrIre;all;it;l:. eIh:1oJi winds, and many received warning on Saturnay and Sunday to keep within port. This had, doubtless, the effect of preventing many casualties. The Onward (late Fanny Fern), of Liverpool, a splendid n,sel, laden with iron, bound for Savannah, which left the dock on the morn- ing of the 8th, was driven on the sands off the Spit, and would, doubtless have become a complete wreck h. i it not been for the timely assistance of the Me. Pring's steamer, Sea King. Her ensign was do?n and the crew were about to abandon b er"'??i 'tn wa,? (Iowa and the crew t:b to :doh:r:n\ h:qrOev(înJDde:: damage to her bottom, had lost a portion of h-er keel, and was making five inches of water per hour. On the rise of the tide the Sea King pulled her off and brought her into port, where the cargo will have to be disev arged and the vessel undergo repairs. The storm abated at 6 o'clock on Monday evening. PADS'fOW, SUNDAY. Yesterday/and to-day a fearful gale ^as been and is still raging from the south-west. Sev raI barques, which u arrow lj tscaped foundering, werv^>bliged to run aaboro. About ten o'clock last night the wind gradually veered to the west, having moderated considerably; but soo&' after midnight blew with terrific violence from the north-west, exceeding in force the terrible gale of March last. The smack Cbmmodore, of Ljnmouth, with culm, for Ply- mouth, inrunning for the harbour, caught cn the inaer part of the Doom-bur. On the flowing of the tide sho beat over the bar, but unshipped her rudder and knocked away her rudder case. She began to fill, and ran up to Gun Point, scraping the rocks, her rudder being unman- "geable. As she was beginning to settle down, the crew, nsisting of two men, were taken off in a pilot gig. Ai iout five o'clock a message was brought to the chief offiv -er of coast guard that a vessel was brought up belo w Trevose Head. The coast guards were mustered, and proct eded to the spot with the rocket apparatus, and found the sn ip about two miles from the shore, with her masts gone, & nd drifting ashore. During the forenoon she came ashore I n Pox Cove, near Trevarnon Hou.e, and the crew, seven in number, were taken off by the rocket apparatus. She is the. Victoria, of Plymouth, Samuel Wilton, master, from Card iff to Cadiz, with coals. The schooner Commo. dore, of Jei *sey, from Saundersfoot, for St. Afalo, with coals, &c., hi is put in with loss of sails, bulwarks, and galley, having shipp sd a heavy sea, completely filling her. The Annie Laurie.'i of Bideford, has put in with fails split. To-day, at noo n. a French lugger went ashore on the Doom. bar the crew were taken off by the Albert Edward life- bout. Bi-OEFORD, SUNTUY. During tho height of the gale here this morning the R. liance, a schooner belonging to Appledore, aud returning thither from Looe, went ashore on Bideford Bar. The seas were canning so tremendously high that no effectual efforts could be made to succour the crew, four of whom were drowned in attempting to reach the shore. The direction of the wind at this time was north. west. Considerable damage was done in the town and neighbourhood to hou. s and trees. The same morning, during the prevalence of the gale, the Italian barque Odone. from Cardiff, laden with coals, went ashore near Clovelly. The vessel became a total wreck, but the crew managed to save themselves by their boat and on rafts. RAMSGATE, MONDAY. The severe gale which we reported swept the south- eastern coast on Sunday morning, continued all day yester- day, and is scarcely moderated yet. It has been very disastrous to the shipping in the neighbourhood, and has been atten<1e<1 nt least by one fatal en. unity in the vicinity. A vessel, the Edith Marie, of Hull, Scholefield, bound to Brussels with clav, sought shelter in the royal harbour this morning with the loss of two anchors and chains, her sails split, and one man killed. He was named Wellbourn, a native of Hull, and it appears that he was employed in furling the sails from a yardarm, near the North Foreland, on Sunday morning, when the vessel lurched and he fell on to the deck. He was picked up dead, his neck, it is supposed, having been broken. The body was brought in this morning, and an inquest held upon it this afternoon. Besides the wreck of the Neapolitan brig Sirena, off Margate, already reported, a number of other casualties have occurre t, though net of so serious a character, one vessel having been just towed in with the loss of mainmast ahd the whole of her rigging. SOUTHEND, SUNDAY. The cutter yacht, Bamba, 25 tons, came on shore near the end of the pier, on Friday night. There were three men on board, beside the owner, Mr. Roberts, and his wife. They all had a very narrow escape. Their shouts for help were heard by the watch on board the training ship Wor- cester, who gave the alarm to Cptain Smith, and he im- in( lately had a boat manned, which succeeded in saving M.. and Mrs. Roberts and the yacht's sailing master, who were conveyed on board the Worcester. The other two men bad put off in their boat to go to a barge, which waj lying close by, but the wind was too strong for them to reach the yacht again. The little vessel has bccome a total wreck. Captain Smith, however, succerued in saving the yacht's stores. CHATHAM, MONDAY. Throughout the day a gale from the south-west has been raging over this part, accompanied by frequent squalls of heavy rain, the wind at times having the force of a hut ti. cane. There have been numerous casualties amongst the shipping, many of the outward-bound vessels coming to an anchor with loss of spars, bowsprits, &c., from having been in collision during the night. A numerous fleet of colliers and outward bound vessels came to an anchorage during the night inside the Graiu-spit, to await the gale moderat- ing. On board the Great Eastern, which is now shipping the Indian tolegraph cable, every precaution had been taken to enable the huge ship to ride out the gale in safety, the situation in which she is moored exposing her to the full fuiy of the gale. During the day all communication be. tween the vessels in the river and the shore has been sus- pended. Various accidents have been caused by the gale. This afternoon it was announced that a barge had foundered in Saltpan-reach, and that two lives had been lost. At Frindsbury the fronts of two new houses under construction have been blowli in, and others unroofed. The gale was also severely felt at New Brompton, where it occasioned much damage. This evening the wind has moderated, but the weather is still threatening. WESTON-SUPER-MARE, MONDAY. A gale of unequalled fury for this part of the coast has been raging from the westward for the past two days, which has not only done considerable damage to house property, but has caused the loss of several vessels in the bay. Last evening, the Fanny Kemble, from Bristol to Bridgwater, ran into the bay for shelter, when a heavy sea swamped her, and she immediately settled down, the crew having a narrow escape. The Abundance, laden with coal, from the Welsh coast, met with a similar fate at Knightstone, and is fast going to pieces. A rumour was current in the town last evening to the effect that a large vessel had gone down off the Holmes. It appears that on the previous evening a steam ship had been noticed to leave Penarth Roads during the hurricane andl proceed westwards on the following morning the decks and funnel of a steamer were percepible some little distance down the channel, which led persons naturally to infer that they belonged to the steamer they had seen leave the roads on the previous evening. The bay is full of wreck, and by the quality of some of the planks and fastenings, it is evident they once formed part of a vessel of first-class build. The yacht Minnicoy was swamped and sunk in the bay this afternoon. CORK, MONDAY. Both here and at Queenstown a terrific storm raged last night. At Cork several vessels dragged their anchors, and came into collision. Two yachts, the Avalanche and the Charm, broke their fastenings, and struck another yacht, severely damaging her. The schooner Lilla drove ashore, but fortunately no lives were lost. SWINDON. At Swindon,'on Sunday night, a heavy gale set in, causing much damage. In the course of Monday morning a report was circulated that the Infants' school-room, situate in the Devizes-road, had been blown in upon the scholars. In. stantly dozens of anxious fathers and mothers were seen running^in the direction of the school, on arriving at which it was found that the west side of a substantially- built brick building had succumbed to the violence of the gale. The police were soon on the spot, and suc- ceeded in releasing the whole of the scholars from their uncomfortable position, though some dozen or two were suffering from severe wounds. The little sufferers were instantly attended to by Dr. Griffith, who resides close by, and afterwards handed over to their parents. Con. sidering that there were no less than ninety-five children in the building when the unforeseen circum- stance happened, their escape with no broken bones was most miraculous. BOULOGNE. SUR-MER, SUNDAT. This town has just been visited by a gale of unexampled severity. Commencing about midnight on Saturday, it con. tinued to rage until long after daylight, with the fury of a hurricane. Sleep was out of the question, as, in addition to the roaring of the wind and rattling of casements, Ithe fall of chimney-pots and tiles, and the crush of broken glass was almost incessant. This morning the town pre- sented an aspect of wide-spread dilapidation and ruin, there being scarcely a house that had not suffered to some extent. Between seven and eight o'clock it was almost impossible in exposed situations, to make head against the force of the wind. The pavement was everywhere littered with slates, tiles, bricks, and dchris of every description. At one shop alone injury to the extent of 600 francs has been sustained. A large stack of chimneys fell on the handsome Gothic porch of the new church in the Rue Sible. quin, sadly defacing it. A still more serious disaster has befallen the church in the fishermen's quarter of St. Pieire, its roof having been driven in by the fall of the building. The aspect of the sea is terrific; as far as the eye can reach are monstrous billows bursting into cataracts of foam. No steamer left this port to-day, nor, I believe, has any arrived from England. Since morning the gale has moderated con- siderably.

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