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By Ruth Bassett.
I've listened to the wind to-night and heard the raindrops tear
Against the window where I sat and leave a message there;
While thro' the howling of the storm, the church-bells called to prayer.
And this I
you hear, wherever
you may beThe sobbing of the wind to-night, so wild and mournfully
It is my own voice calling you to hasten back to me.
The arms of night are my two arms reached out across the years;
You'll find the dark enfolding you with trembling hopes and fears;
And feel the. rain against your face and know it is my
THE TEAR THAT SAYS GOOD-BY.
Child of emotion, without taint of passion, leagued with the heart alway.
Ever on edge when sentiment's in action where purity's the order of the day.
Responsive never to a pang that cheapens; quick to arise, leap forth and brim the eye
When the heart calls, then the tear falls, the tear that says good-by.
O symbol of the best that lies within us, born of a heartthrob when a loved-one's dying!
The last, long kiss, and then the pure drop welling,
the overflow of grief too deep for sighing. The love of Christ himself is in thy making, the purity of angels hovering nigh,
When from a chamber of the soul thou stealest,
TO A HAMADRYAD.
Since none will listen to my verses
To the smiling hamadryad
Whose laughter I have heard often
Mary E. Partridge.
Butterflies, Roses, and Sunshine,
Brooklets that sparkle and flow; Birds in the treetops are singing, Meadows are all a-blow.
Dew drops a-quiver on clover,
Swallows are circling the sky, Fairies and fireflies are dancing
Wherever the moonbeams lie.
Summertime, Summertime's coming,
AS A TIEL TREE AND AN OAK. (Isaiah-6:13)
By Eleanor Kenley Bacon.
Lord, as a tiel tree and an oak
Give me the guerdon best on earth
SAMUEL E. PINGREE.
Samuel Everett Pingree, in whose remarkable life and record New Hampshire and Vermont took equal pride, was born in Salisbury, August 2, 1832, the son of Stephen and Judith (True) Pingree. He graduated from Dartmouth college in 1857 and was the permanent secretary of his class. He was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1859, settled in Hartford, Vt., in 1860, and there resided until his death, June 1. He was town clerk throughout his residence in Hartford except for the time spent in the army during the Civil War, for which he enlisted as a private on the call of President Lincoln in Company F, Third
THE LATE GOVERNOR S. E. PINGREE.
Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. He was promoted to lieutenant, captain, major and lieutenant colonel. On April 15, 1862, at Lees Mills, Va., he led his company across a deep and wide creek and drove the enemy out of the rifle pits, which were within two yards of the farther bank keeping at the head of his men until he had received two severe wounds. He was sent to the hospital in Philadelphia, but rejoined his command as soon as permitted. For his gallantry in that fight he was given the Congressional medal of honor. On his return to civil life, in July 1864, Colonel Pingree resumed the practice of law, and ps 1866 to 1869 as State's attor
ney for Windsor County. He also raised the 8th Regiment of Vermont, organized militia, and was continued as its colonel until it was disbanded. He was always a Republican, although not very active until, in 1868, he was chosen as a delegateat-large to the National convention at Chicago which nominated General U. S. Grant for his first term as President. In 1882 Col. Pingree was elected Lieutenant Governor, and in 1884 he was chosen Governor by the largest vote ever given to any candidate for that office up to that time. At the end of his term, in 1886, he was appointed to the newly created office of chairman of the State Railway Commission, a position which he held eight years, retiring in 1894. He was an enthusiastic member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was one of the founders of the Reunion Society of the Vermont Officers of the Civil War, and its president for a long term of years.
September 15, 1859, he was married to Miss Lydia M. Steele of Stanstead, P. Q., by whom he is survived, with one son, William S. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and of Phi Beta Kappa.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
John Quincy Adams was born in Dublin, October 18, 1827, and died in Peterborough, March 22, 1922. His education was gained in the town schools, in which he himself was subsequently a teacher for some years. He was for many years selectman of Peterborough; member from that town of the legislature of 1885; member of the school board for several terms. Since 1906 he had been president of the Peterborough savings bank and was also a director of the national bank there. His vocation was that of a farmer and during his active life he was a member of the Grange. He belonged to the Unitarian church and the local history ical society. A daughter, Mary M. Adams, is the only survivor of his immediate family.
WILLIAM H. MANAHAN.
One of the most picturesque and potent uersonalities in the New Hampshire of the past half century was William Henry Manahan, who died in Hillsborough June 13. He was the youngest and last of a family of eight children, the son of John and Lucintha (Felch) Manahan, and was
He graduated from Dartmouth college in 1887 and took up educational work, serving as principal of the high school at Bellows Falls, Vt., as superintendent of schools at Portsmouth and as a trustee of the state normal school at Plymouth. In 1897 he entered the employ of the educational publishing house of D. C. Heath & Company and since 1910 had been its vice-president and a member of the board of directors, acting as general manager of the New York office. Mr. Simpson was a Mason, a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity and of the University Club, Boston, the Maine Society of New York and the National Educational Association. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena Allen Simpson.
JEREMIAH E. AYERS.
Jeremiah E. Ayers was born in Canterbury, Feb. 2, 1838, and died in Denver, Col., May 4. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1863 and taught for two years in Portsmouth and seven years in Pittsburgh, Pa., before removing to Denver, where he was one of the pioneers of that city and vicinity, making extensive real estate and agricultural developments. He was one of the first trustees of Colorado College and an active worker in the Presbyterian church and Bible school. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Anna Rea of Pittsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Harry C. Riddle and Mrs. Lucy A. Smith; a sister, Miss Lucy C. Ayers of Woonsocket, R. I.; a brother, Rev. W. H. Ayers of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
GEN. W. E. SPAULDING.
William Edward Spaulding was born in Nashua, Dec. 13, 1860, son of the late Mayor John A. and Josephine (Eastman) Spaulding. He was educated in public and private schools of that city and early entered the employ of the First National Bank, of which his father was the head, and of which William E. Spaulding was for many years cashier. He served in the city council, as city treasurer and for 40 years as treasurer of the Wilton Railroad. He was an officer of the crack City Guards military company of Nashua, was at one time adjutant of the Second Regiment, N. H. N. G., and served on the staff of Governor Charles H. Sawyer. He was a member of the Algonquin Club and the B. A. A. in Boston, where he died on May 22 and where he had been engaged in the antique business for some years. His widow, who
was Miss Florence Dexter of Windsor Locks, Conn., a son, Dexter Edward, and a daughter, Sylvia, survive him.
EUGENE P. NUTE.
Eugene P. Nute was born in Farmington, June 14, 1852, the son of Congressman Alonzo and Mary (Pearl) Nute, and died in the same town May 16. He was educated at Colby academy, New London, and Phillips academy, Andover, Mass., and upon attaining manhood engaged with his father in the manufacture of shoes, so continuing for twenty years. A Republican in politics, he represented his town in the Legislature of, 1883 and from 1898 to 1914 was United States marshal for the district of New Hampshire. This office he resigned to
THE LATE EUGENE P. NUTE. become secretary of the New Hampshire board of underwriters, a position which he filled with great ability until his last illness. He was a member of the Loyal Legion, of the Masonic order and of the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Nute married June 4, 1881, Nellie S. Parker of Farmington, by whom he is survived, with their two sons, Stanley and Harry, and one daughter, Molly; and a brother, Alonzo I. Nute. Few men had as large an acquaintance in New Hampshire or as large a number of friends as did Mr. Nute. His kindly helpfulness was unfailing; and his dignified, yet genial, personality was most attractive.