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VOL. VII. The American Thanksgiving Thanksgiving to* HANKSGIVING! n Tis Thanksgiv ing! To chnrch with all the town! Let each give thanks for blessings The year has T showered down. Forget that graves are gaping And noon shall swallow all— The thankless and the thankful, The mighty and the small. Thanksgiving! Tis Thanksgiving 1 Let merry oells declare Tho joy that dwells within us, The exile of despair. Forget that graves are gaping, That darkness Btands beside To cover each man over And will not be denied. Thanksgiving! Tis Thanksgiving! Let maid and matron sing; Let bass and tenor, chording, Give thanks onto the King. Forget that graves are gaping .And endless silence soon Bhall still bo;h choir and ergan And drown the joyful tuno. Thanksgiving! ’Tis Thanksgiving! Back, care! But welcome, mirth 1 To-day to you Is sacred. Ana all the men on earth Forget that graves are gaping. That mirth with care shall be Together, undistinguished Throughout eternity. Thanksgiving! ’Tis Thanksgiving! Giro thanks, then, oh, give thanks! This life has many prizes And few of us draw blanks. Forget that graves are gaping, And they who win shall rest Beside the luckless losers In one oblivion drest. Thanksgiving! 'Tis Thanksgiving! Fill full the flowing bowl! The past was good—be careless Of wbat may come, my soul. Forget that graves are gaping; This life Is very sweet. “Dum vivimus, vivamua”— Come, friends, give thanks—and eat! BAimETT EASTMAN. JOHN’S THANKSGIVING. L BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNS. N THE EVENING o f Thanksgiving day John Ingle field, tho black smith, sat in his elbow chair among those who had been keeping festival at his board. Being the central figure of the domestic cir cle, the fire threw its strongest light O on his massive and sturdy frame, ren dering lxis rough visage so that it looked like the head of an iron statue, all a-glow from his own forge, and with its features rudely fashioned on his own anvil. At John Inglefleld's right hand was an empty chair. Ihe other places round the hearth were filled by the members of the family, who all eat Suietly. while, with a semblance of antastic merriment, their shadows d- need on the w.:ll behind them. One of the group was John Inglefleld's son, who Lad been bred at college and was now a student of theology at An dover. Thera was also a de’Aghter of 16, whom nobody could look at with out thinking of a rosebud almost blossoming. The only other person at the fireside was Robert Moore, formerly an apprentice of the blacksmith, but now his journeymen, and who seemed more like an own son of John Ingle field than did the pale and slender student. Only these four had kept New Eng land’s festival beneath that roof. The vacant chair at John Inglefleld's right hand was in memory of his wife, whom death had snatched from hipi since the previous Thanksgiving. With a feeling that few would h ive looked for in his rough nature the be reaved husband had himself set the chair in its place next his own, and often did his eyo glance thitherward as if he deemed it possible that the cold grave might send back its tenant to the cheerful fireside, at least for that one evening. Thus did he cherish the grief that was dear to him. Bit there was another grief which ho would fain have torn from his heart; or, since that could never be, have buried it too deep for others to behold cr for his own remembrance. Within the past year another member of his houscho d had gone from him, but not to tho grave. Yet they kept no va/ant chair for her. While John Inglcfield and his family were sitting around the hearth, with the shadows dancing behind them on the wall, the outer door was opened and a light footstep came along the passage. The latch of ihe inner do >r was lifted by s >me familiar band, and a young girl came in, wearing a cloak and hood, wh ch she took off and laid on the table beneath the looking glass. Then after ga/.ing a moment at the fireside circle, she approached and took the seat at John Inglefleld’s right hand, as if it ha-1 been reserved on purpose for her. “Here I am at last, father,” said she. “You ate your Thanksgiving dinner without me, but I have come back to spend the evening with you.” Ye?, it was Prudence Inglelield. She wore the same neat and maidenly at tire which she had been accustomed to put on when the household work was over for the day, and her hair was parted from her brow in the simple and modest fashion that became her best of all. If her cheek might other wise have been pale, yet the glow of the fire suffused it with a healthful bloom. If she had spent the many months of her absence in guilt and infamy, yet they seemed to have left no traces on her gentle aspect, fche conid not have looked less altered had she merely stepped away from her father's fireside for half an hour and returned while the bluze was quiver ing upward from the same brands that were burning at her departure. And to John Inglefield she was the very image of his buried wife, such as he remembered her on the first Thanksgiving which tbey had passed under their own roof. Therefore, though naturally a stern and rugged man, he could not speak unkindly to his sinful child, nor yot could he take her to his bosom. ‘•You are welcome home, Prudence,” said he, glancing sideways at her, and his voice faltered. “Your mother would have rejoiced to see you, but she has been gone from us these four months ” ”1 know it, father, I know it,” re plied Prudence, quickly. ‘‘And yet, when I first came in, my eyes were so dazed by the firelight that she seemed to be sitting in this very cha'r.” By this time the other members of the family had begun to recover from their surprise and became sensible that it was no gho6t from the grave nor vision of their vivid recollections, but Prudence her own self. Her brother was the next that greeted ROCKY FORD, COLORADO, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 23 1 893. her. Ho advanced and held out his hand affectionately, as a brother should, yet not entirely like a brothe for with all his kindness, he wai still a clergyman and speaking to a child of sin.~ "Sister Prudence,” said he earnestly ‘I rejoice that a merciful Providence hath turned your 6teps homeward in time for mo to bid you a last farewell. In a few weeks, sister, I am to sail as a missionary to the far islands of the Pacific. There is not one of these be loved faces that I shall ever hope to behold again on this earth. Oh, may I see all of them—yours and all —be- yond the grave ” A shadow flitted across the girl’s countenance. “The grave is very dark, brother,” answered she, withdrawing her hand somewhat hastily from his grasp. "You may look your last at me by tne light of this fire.” While this was passing the twin-girl the rosebud that had grown on the same stem with tho castaway—stood gaxing at her sister, longing to fling herself upon her bosom, so that the tendrils of their heart might inter twine again. At first she was re strained by mingled grief and shame, and by a dread that Prudence was too much changed to respond to her affec tion, or that her own purity would be felt as a reproach by tho lost one But, as she listened to the familiar voice, while the face grew more and more familiar, she forgot everything save that Prudence had come back. Spring ing forward, she would have clasped her in close embrace. At that very instant, however, Prudence started from her chair and held out both hands with a warning gesture. "No, Mary; no, my sister,” cried she; "do not touch me. Your bosom must not be pressed to mine.” Mary shudlercd and stood still, for she felt that something darker th an the grave was between Prudence and herself, though they seemed so near each other in the light of their father's hearth, where they had grown up to gether. Meanwhile Prudence threw her eyes arotmd tho room In search of one who had not yet bidden her wel come. lie had withdrawn from his seat by the fireside and was standing near the door, wi’li his face averted, so that his features could be discerned only by the flickering shadow of the pro’filo upon the wall. But Prudence called to him in a cheerful and kindly tone; "Come. Robert,” said she, “won't you shake hands With your old friend?” “WON’T you SHAKE HANDS WITn AN OLD FRIEND*” Robert held back for w. moment, but affectiou struggled powerfully and overcame his pride and resentment. Ue rushed toward I’ruJejce, seized her band and pressed it to his bosom. "There, there, Robert,’’ si id si smiling sad!/ as sue withdrew her hand, "you must uotgive me too warm a welcome.” And now, having exchanged greet ings with each member of the family. Prudence again seated herself in the chair at John Inglefleld’s right hand. She was naturally a girl of quick and tender sensibilities, gladsome in her general mood, but with a bewitching pathos interfused among her merriest words and deeds. It was remarked of her, too, that she had a faculty, even in childhood, of throwing her own feelings like a spell over her compan ions Such as she had been in the days of her innocence, bo did she ap pear this evening. Her friends, in the surprise and bewilderment of her re turn, almost forgot that Bhe had ever left them, or that she had forfeited any cf her claims to their affection. In the morning, perhaps, they might have looked at her witn altered eyes, but by the Thanksgiving fireside they felt only that their own Prudence had come back to them and were thankful. John Inglefleld's rough visage bright ened with the glow of his heart as it grew warm and merry within him. Once or twice he even laughed till the room rang ngain, yet seemed startled by the echo of his own mirth. The grave young minister became as frol icsome as a schoolboy. Mary, too, the rosebud, forgot that her twin blossom had uver been torn from the stem and trampled in the dust. And as for Rob ert Moore, he gazed at Prudence with the bashful earnestness of love new born, while she, with sweet maiden coquetry, half smi ed upon and half discouraged him. In short, it was one of those inter vals when sorrow vanishes in its own depth of shadow and joy starts forth in transitory brightness. When the clock struck 8, Prudence poured out her father's customary draught of herb tea, which she had been steeping by the fireside ever since twilight. . "God bless you, child!” said John Inglefield, as he tpok the cup from her hand; "you have made your old father happy again. But we miss your mother sadty. Prudence, sadly. It seems as if she ought to be here now.” “Now, father, or never,” replied Prudence. It was now the hour for domestic worship, but while tho family were making preparations for their duty, they suddenly perceived that Prudence had nut on her cloak and hood and was lifting the latch of the door. "Prudence, Prudence, where are you going?” cried they all with one voice. As Prudence passed out of the door she turned toward them and flung back her hand with a gesture of farewell, bnt her face was so changed that they hardly recognized it. Sin and evil passions glowed through its comeli ness and wrought a horrible deformity; a smile beamed in her eyes as a trium phant mockery at their surprise and grief. “Daughter,” cried John Inglefield. Tetwcen wrath and sorrow, * ‘stay and be your father's blessing, or take his curse with you!” For an instant Prudence lingered and looked back into the fire-lighted room, while her countenance wore al most the expression as if she was struggling with a fiend, who bad power to s-ize his victim even within the hallowed precincta of her father a hearth. The fiend prevailed and Prudence vanished into the outer dark ness. When the family rushed to the door they could see nothing, but heard the sound of wheels rattling over the frozen ground. That same night, among the painted beauties of the theater of a neighbor ing city,there was one whose dissoluts mirth seemed inconsistent with an; FOR AN INSTANT TRUDENCR LINGERED sympathy for pure affections, and foi the joys and griefs which are hallowed by them. Yet this was Prudence Inglefield. Her visit to the Thanks giving fireside was the realization oi one of those waking dreams in which the guiity soul will sometimes stray back to its innocence. Hut Sin, alas, is careful of her bond slaves; they heai her voice, perhaps at the holiesl moment and are constrained to gc whither she summons them. Th< same dark power that drew Prudence Inglefleld from her father's hearth— the same in its nature, though height ened then to a dread necessity—would snatch a guilty soul from the gate ol heaven and make its sin and its pun isbment alike eternal. A Mfftbodlat on Thanksgiving. Let Thanksgiving day be a thanks giving day. A good people seem disposed to make it a day for putting on backcloth and ashes. We go tc church to hear about national badnesa and national dangers; to read from the Lamentations and sing in a minoi strain. That is not well. It is all right to be reminded of our nation*! sins and perils. We should face these problems often and earnestly study methods of reform. But a Thanksgiv ing service is hardly the place to do it. Let us rather spend the hour in re counting God's multiplied bessings tc us. The President's proclamation is a model document and strikes a key upon which we may 6ing a hundred songs of heartfelt praise. For na tional peace :ind general health; fox golden harvests and overflowing gran aries; for liberty in state and church: for marvelous growth in material sub stance; for sure advancement in social and moral reform; for churchly vic tories upon a thousand hotly contested battlefields, let ns render thanks tc God. We fear not because some dark clouds appear upon our national hori zon. God reigns. “The Lord of Host! is with us; the God of Jacob is oui refuge.” "Bnter into h’s gates with' thanksgiving and into ills courts with praise.”—Eev. Havens in Epworth j League. I IMPORTANT COLORADO NEWS. OVATION TO SENATOR TELLER. Men of All Parties Unite to Givo the Sil ver Champion a Warm Weleome Back to Colorado. Senator Henry M. Teller was given s mon ster reception at Denver on the night of the 14th, and the affair showed clearly how warm ' s place Mr. Teller occupies in tho hearts of the people of Colorado. The reception was public, and an immense crowd thronged the 1 Brown Palace hotel, where It was held. The | vast rotunds and lobbies were crowded and jammed with people, and the seven galleries that rise above It were lined with ladies and ' gentlemen. 'The decorations of lights, flow ers and flags united to creato s most dazzling ' scene. Tho platform was ereeted close to ' the grand stairway. It was draped about with flags and adorned with a wealth of flow ers. Above the seat Intended for Senator Teller was suspended a crown of heroic size ■ composed of white and yellow chrysanthe mums. At the height of the first balcony 1 hung a floral model of a big round silver dol lar, Inscribed, "Free Coinage in 1896.” When : It was hung in place there went up s shout 1 like that of an army. At 8 o’clock Senator Teller appeared, and was welcomed with the greatest enthusiasm. Win. N. Byers, president of the Chamber of | Commerce, made the opening adddresa of welcome. Senator Teller responded with the following: Members of the Chamber of Commerce and I.adlea and Gentlemen: It would be Impossi ble for me to express to you and to this hon orable committee the high sense of obliga tion that I feel for this magnificent demon stration. I should be untrue to myaelf and untrue to you If I accepted this great tribute as a tribute to me alone. My associates In Congress, my colleagues In the Senate and my colleagues In the House are equally entitled to your good will and to your generous ap probation touching the service that they have rendered In the contest which has just closed. 1 will not attempt with this great crowd to make a speech. I only want to say to-night If I have rendered to the state any service It Is because the stats has honored me, and be cause the state had a right to demand of me not only the service 1 rendered, but to de mand very much more. As your representa tive It was my duty to serve you In the great est legislative body in the world, and If I have so served you ss to meet with your approba tion, no man ougbt to bare a greater reward than that. (Loud applause.) I am proua to represent the state of Colo rado anywhere. (Applause.! lam especially proud to represent you In the greatest legis lative and deliberative body of the greatest free people in tho world; and when I do rep resent you, I represent you with a feeling that I represent a state equal in excellence, equal In promise, equal In prcsentcondltlons to that of any other state In the union. (Applause.) We are not as old, and we are not as rich, but, In proportion to our population, we have as much Intelligence, and aa muoh worth, and as much courage, and as much hope as any. Ad verse clscumstances and conditions we have overcome already. (Applause.) We have blazed the trail across the desert, and who built cities and towns In the unknown region of country should not be discouraged, al though, for a time, financial legislation may appear to be hostile to us. The chairman says that I will have all the new voters. Any man who can have all the new voters made by the action of this state on Tuesday last will be a happy and an hon ored man, Indeed. (Applause.) Our friends In the East, many of them have believed that we were east down, depressed, and that the Industries of this state were de stroyed. That Is not true. We have a magni ficent state, full of possibilities. We have great natural wealth In coal, and In Iron, in soil, In climate, In marble and In stone, In everything that goes to make a state; and If, for s time, our industries are paralyzed, we know that, ultimately, we will be able to resuscitate them and that we will be able to maintain the high character for Integrity, for honesty and for debt paying that we have ever been claiming. We will be rich and great when some other states, whose representatives assail us, are Insignificant and poor. (Ap plause.) Let us, as citizens of this great state, ad dress ourselves to the great question presented to us now of making good the losses we have sustained by adverse legislation; and, if we cannot mine sliver at a profit—aa I trust we may be able to some extent do still—we can mine Iron, coal and gold; and we will have prosperity and riches; and we will maintain the Intelligence and culture with which wc have commenced In this stale. My friends, there Is a great crowd of peo ple outside who desire to come In and that admonishes me that I have no right to keep you here, although there are a thousand things I would like to say to you touching your past, present and future. Thanking you for this great demonstration, I pledge to you now that while I shall remain your public servaut I will devote all my energies to your best In terest. Colorado will suffer somewhat by the legisla tion that has been enacted, but Colorado, thank God, Is not destroyed, nor, even, is It In any way seriously Injured. (Applause.) Colorado Is a magnificent state, with all that makes a state, with the natural wealth that two states have; and, what Is better, and what Is more Important, we have a population of In telligent, aggressive, enterprising people; and if we have doubled the voting population, as the houorable chairman declares we have, we have doubled it with the best portion of the peoplo of Colorado. Deafening applause followed the con clusion of the senator’s address and when the outburst had somewhat subsided, one old man, with long white whiskers, who stood at the oorner of the speaking stand, shouted: "Three cheers for the next president of the United States!” The cheers were given with s gusto. Addresses full of praise for Mr. Teller and of hope for the future of Colorado were de livered by Judge 8. H. Elbert, Charles 8. Thomas and Joel F. Valle, Senator Wolcott’s law partner. At the close of the speech mak ing, handshaking was declared to be In order and thousands crowded up to grasp the hand of the hero of the hour. On the following day Senator Teller start ed for Mexico, where he will spend the time before the opening of Congress in studying the silver question as It affects that republic. Mining Assessments. "Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amer ica, In Congress assembled, that the provision of section numbered 23,034 of the revised statutes of the United States, which requires that on each claim located after the tenth day of May, 1872, and until patent has been Issued therefor, not less than SIOO worth of labor shall be performed, or Improvements made during each year, be suspended for the year 1893, so that no mining claim which has been regularly located and recorded, as re quired by the local laws and regulations, shall be subject to forfeiture for the non-perform ance of the annual assessment for the year 1893, provided that the claimant or claimants of any mining localities, In order to secure the benefits of this act, shall cause to be re corded in the office where the location no- 1 ticc or certificate Is filed, on or before Decem ber 31, 1893, a notice that be or they, In good ' faith, Intend to hold and work said claim. < "Provided, however, ‘hat the provisions of i this set shall not apply to the state of Bouth i Dakota. This act shall take effect from and after Its passage.” This bill became a law on November 3rd. WOMEN AS NOTARIES, Prospect of a Great Demand for Notarial Commissions. The Indications are that the governor’! proclamation annouuclng the success of the equal suffrage campaign will be followed by a flood of applications for commissions as notary public, says tho Denver New. The secretary of state Is besclgcd dally by young women stenographers, each of whom la ambi tious of being the first female notary on the list. The ardor of the fair petitioners Is dampened quite prcccptlbly when they are Informed that the cost of assuming the re sponsibility ranges from 112 to sls. The chances are that total receipts of each Indi vidual notary for the first year will not exceed the amount named. Commissions for notaries are good for four years. The applicant Is required to fill up a blank, which is supplied by the secretary of state. The blank Is submitted to the gover nor, who announces the appointment if the applicant Is satisfactorily recommended. The secretary of state notifies the successful appli cant, at the same time making a blank bond. The bond must be for SI,OOO. The law re quires that It shall be filed with the county clerk and also with the secretary of state. The clerk charges 25 cents and the secretary of state SO. The commission Is finally Issued by the secretary of state although it must be tiled with the county clerk and the prospective notary must be supplied with a notorial seal and record book before he or she can hang out bis or her shingle for business. The seal costs $3, the record book $2 and s stamp showing the date of expiration of commission costs 50 cents. Several other incidentals go to swell the cost Involved by getting Into tho swim as notary public. The army numbers several thousand In Colorado already so that the profits aro by no means alluring. Quite a number of business men and attorneys will take out commissions for their stenographers with the understand ing that tho notarial work for the office Is to cost nothing. Any outside business that naturally presents Itself, Is the per qulslte of the typewriter. A NARROW ESCAPE. A Diabolical Attempt to Wreck the Cheyrnne-Denvsr Train. A desperate attempt was made Thursday evening to wreck the Union Pacific passen ger train from Cheyenne, which arrived at the Union depot In Denver at 7:30 o’clock. A big beam had been laid upon the track In the way of ihe train at a point about half way between Greoley and Evans. The beam was fastened to the track so securely that It took some time to clear away the obstruction. The obstruction was discovered by a local bicyclist, who discovered It while riding along parallel with the road. The attempt was discovered by chance and the train flagged. Robbery is believed to be the object of those who fastened the beam there. There were about two hundred people on the train, and if the attempt to wreck it bad not been discovered many lives would have beeb lost. The general opinion of the detectives and those on tho train was that a hold-up of the train had been planned. Tho spot where Ihe attempt had been made to derail It la nn Ideal one for that pnrpose, as It Is most .onely. Eagle-Oarflsld Boundary Lina. A special from Red Cliff to the Denver Re publican says: Members of tho surveying party, Including Eagle county’s surveyor, T N. Evans, Deputy State Engineer Fred. C. Cramer and the county surveyor of Garfield county, who left three weeks ago, have re turned. having completed the work of settling definitely the question of the connty boundary line between Engle and Garfield counties. The result of the suney Is most satisfactory to the people here, as Eagle county acquires much additional valuable ranching property and some two and one-half mllca of railroad, representing an Increase of revenue of some thing like $25,000 annually. The railroad territory was Increased one half mile on the Midland Aspen branch, one half mile on the Midland, and the balance on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad near Sho shone. The line was run across Sweetwater, thus adding the ranches of McKane, Allen and Hlvea to Eagle county territory. The territory covered Is among the wildest and most rugged in the state, but the surveying party were of the pioneer class aud used to roughing it. The Dnrant-Bonnybel Molt. The famous Durant-Bonuybcl litigation has been settled for good, says the Denver Newt. The suits pending on behalf of John C. Bates against the Durant company In the United States Court were withdrawn by stipulation Friday, each side paying Its own costs. The suits were filed after the Bonnybel people had scored s victory in tho long fought case of Durant vs. Bonnybel. Tbey concluded that they would warm up the Durant people a little by becoming plaintiffs themselves. The terms of the agreement between Mr. Bates, representing the Bonnybel and David Hyman representing the Durant, are kept private but they are to this effect: The property in dispute Is now In the hands of Bates and will remain thero. lie will control Its working and will resume operations when the price of silver la In his opinion high enough to justify him In doing so and will pay to Hyman a fixed proportion of the pro ceeds. Thus endetb a celebrated case Involv ing one of the richest properties at Aspen. Golden’s New Bank. Golden In to have a new banking firm. The name of the new firm Is to be Woods, Wilson & Ruby. It represents, in the aggregate, cap ital to the amount of over $2,000,003. The members of the firm are William S. W’oods. president of the National Bank of Commerce of Kansas City; W. A. Wilson, s director of the same Institution, and Jesse Ruby, of the same city. A lease hat been secured upon the Jefferson County bank building, and business will begin December 1. The old bank’s affairs will continue to be managed by the depositors’ committee until the remaining GO per cent, due depositors has been paid. Child Burned to Death. The child of Mf Jor E. 8. Lyons, of Lyons, met with a terrible fate last Friday morning. While the family was absent from the house, Mr. Lyons’ little boy, aged two years and 4 months, got his clothes o:j fire by playing with the fire In tbc stove with a whisk broom. The frantic cries of the child attracted the attention of a neighbor, Sam Service, who battened to Its rescue, aud found the child enveloped In flames, which he soon extin guished. The child was so seriously Injured that It died st 2:15 In the afternoon. NO. 26. WRECKS ON THE ENGLISH COAST. TWO HUNDRED LIVES LOST. Numerona Victims of th* Ocean's Fury Rescued bjr I.ire Savins Crewe, bnt Scores of Seamen are Ilrowuotl In Sight at Land. It Is generally agreed that the weather which has just visited the coast of England, Scotland and Ireland Is the most severe In many 3-cars. Up to Sunday morning eighty lives are known to have been lost during the gala which had swept over tho British coast for forty-eight hours past, and In addition the crews of several boats are still missing. Dis patches from Baud say that the seashore for thirty miles Is strewn with wreckage of thuso vessels. The schooner Pioneer of Hull was washed ashore Friday evening. She was car ried over the rocks and cast on the sand. Her crew was saved In their own boat. At Grangemouth the barkcntlno Betty was driven on the rocks, but tho orew was saved. An unknown steamer was next wrecked on the bcadlaud and soon went to pieces. In Lough Foyle two wrecks aro reported. The A. C. Beuns from New Brunswick, which stranded at Mclln Head, Donegal, lo*ot her captain and seven of her crew. The Bwedlsli seamen who were shipped on the A. C. Beans were saved. Tho barque Lanccfleld Is reported ashore near Movlllc. Owing to the severity of the weather the railroads and telegraph lines In the north of Ireland are virtually stopped. Three vessels have been lost near Leith. Borne Idea of the force of the gale can be gathered from the fact that two heavy rail road engines were blown oil the track near Inverness, blocking all traffic north. The wreckage trains have not since been heard from, so It 1s supposed the work has been Im peded by a fall of snow. Three yachts and two coasting vessels arc reported ashore near Greenock. Only four of the twelve members of the crew of the steamer Clntra, which was wrecked near Bt. Ives, Cornwall, escaped. Tho coast guard has been on the alert night and day all along the beach slnco Friday evening, and many exciting scenes by tneaus of rocket apparatus are reported. Saturday evening the steamer Hampshire was driven ashore In Bt. Ives Bay, and was pounded to pieces neur Guernard’s Head. Twenty-one of tho Hampshire's crew wero drowned, only ono man managing to reach the shore alive. The Hampshire belonged In Glasgow. She left Liverpool on Thursday last, and was going to Carulff for coal. The guards of Bt. Ives have rescued forty seamen and olllcers. Owing to the severity of the storm, the mall boats running between Dover and Calais have been compelled to sus pend their trip. About 10 o’olock Saturday night, amid the driving storm, a large steamer was seen running before the gale, with a tar barrel blazing on board as a signal of distress. The Scarborough coast guard immediately started down with the rocket apparatus, but when near Fllc3’, eight miles from Scarborough, the coast guardsihen lost sight of the steamer. They, however, notified the coast guard sta tion at Filey, who then took up the chase. The steamer, which was the Rose of Aber deen, went ashore near Shrceton Cliff, where coast guardsmen managed to Area rocket line over her, and the crew, hauling the breeches buoy on board, they were rescued just as tho steamer seemed upon the point of breaking up. The guardsmen bad hardly got tho men be longing to the Rose ashore through tho boil ing Bcrf, when at about 1 o’clock In the morn ing the Norwegian three-masted vessel Armie was driven ashore and began to pound to pieces on the rocks, the sea making a clean sweep over her and washing the crew over board one after another, only the mate being saved. The London Standard says: It Is reported hundreds of lives have been lost In the storm In the northern part of France. Many bodies have been cast ashore In the northern port of France. STRIKE ON THE LEHIGH. Eighteen Hundred Men Quit Work, Claim* Ing that the Company Had Vio lated Its Agreement. A general strike was ordered on the Lehigh Valley road Saturday night The reason Is the company’s refusal to recognize any com mittee or body of men as the representatives of the employes of the road. After repeated attempts made by the grand officers of the several railway organizations to gain audi ences with the officials of the road, and after a sub-committee from the general committee sitting at the Bingham House, Philadelphia, composed of bona fide employes of the road, bad failed to secure recognition from the road’s highest representative In Philadelphia —First Vice President Voorhees—a further consultation was held among the grand offi cers of the organized train-workers, and the order to quit work was telegraphed to all the employes along the line of the road. The result was ageneral strike was declared. The road bad begun to get tied up at 10:30 o'clock, and by daylight not a . wheel is ex pected to be moving on any part of the en tire system. Eighteen hundred and ten men, employed In all the mechanical part of the running of a railroad, were idle at daybreak. Chairman Wilkins of the striker’s commit tee said: “The company has abrogated Its agreement with us made last August. If the officers will simply live up to what they agreed to no further trouble will ensue. The chief grievance seems to be the refusal of the company to recognize the employes’ organization. A Fast Vessel. The new war vessel Columbia was given her official test on the 18th and showed remarka ble speed. She covered the last 7% knots at the rate of 26.81 per hour, or a littlo belter than 30 miles. The half of the course (44 miles) was done at the rate of 22.02 knots per °Her average speed for the 88 miles was 22.81 knots per hour. The board of inspectors were highly pleased with the manner In which the ship behaved. To Fight Gambling. The New York World says: Just before the late election a number of prominent men of this and other cities pre pared an urgent appeal to the people of the country to assist them In uniting all moral forces against the evil practice of gambling. Noah Davis, one of the staunch workers in the movement, says: .. . “We intend to form a powerful national or ganization to fight the gamblers. It Is not a political movement. We want all the parties to assist us. We don’t care if a legislature Is Republican or Democrallc, If the laws protect the gambling vice we are going to have them fC Among the gentlemen confuted wltlrthc organization, and who are pledged to help It, are some of the most prominent clergymen in the country.