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v. 53

CONTENTS ' Page

Administration of Governor Bartlett, The, by H. C. Pearson 3

Adventuresome Sap Gathering, An, by Alice Bartlett Stevens 156

All Alone in the Country, by Henry Bailey Stevens 239

Amherst, Sir Jeffrey, by William Boylston Rotch 15

Beginnings of a Great New Hampshire Industry, The, by George B. Upham .... 141
Books of New Hampshire Interest.

A Flower of Monterey, 363; Alice Adams, 444; American Red Cross Work,
176; Amy Lowell's Legends, 402; A Penny Whistle, 545; A Wonderland
of the East, 38; Creative Chemistry, 39; Contemporary Verse Anthology,
127; Find the Woman, 218; First Down, Kentucky, 545; God's Country,
176; Hail Columbia, 362; History of Sullivan, 314; King of Kearsarge, 512;
One Act Plays, 544; Politics Adjourned and Politics Regained, 38; Rainy
Week, 362; Russia from the American Embassy, 443; St. Andrews Treasury
of Scottish Verse, 41; Since the Civil War, 271; Sister Sue, 271; Sea
Lanes, 545; Taft Papers, 39; The Advancing Hour, 176; The Beggar's
Vision, 512; The Career of David Noble, 544; The Flaming Forest, 403;
The Dame School of Experience, 82; The Kingdom Round the Corner,
271; The Pride of Palcmar. 444; The Princess Naida, 362; The Velvet
Black, 218; Towns of New England and Old England, 403; Waste Paper
Philosophy, 40.

By the Veery's Nest, by Caroline S. Allen 527

Collection of Old New England Rugs, A, by Ella Shannon Bowles 388

Concord Post of the American Legion, by George W. Parker 298

Constitution Day 413

Editorials.

Vital Statistics. 36; Compensations of Publication, 80; Winter Sports, 133;
The President's Cabinet, 175; Prize Poem, 220; State Board of Education,
269; State Commissions, 315; Advertising New Hampshire, 360; Old Home
Week, 401; The Tax Conference, 441; The Teachers' Convention, 513;
Contests and Contents, 543.
Famous Adventurer of Three Centuries Ago, A, by Rev. Dr. Fred'k George

Wright 429

Forty Years a Shaker, by Nicholas A. Briggs 19, 56, 113, 150

High Land, by Kenneth B. Murdock 330

Holt, The late Benjamin 139

Joe English Hill, by Harriet Pervier 70

John Sadler's Return, by Charles Nevers Holmes 384

Looking the First One Over, by T. Wise Chaplin 252

Man's Love for Pine Trees, by Roland D. Sawyer 438

Mills Family of Portsmouth, N. H., A Brief Sketch of, by Rev. C. B. Mills 77

New Hampshire's First Live W r ire, by Harlan C. Pearson 485

New Hampshire Necrology:

Dr. Alfred W. Abbott, 134; Dr. Florence H. Abbot, 405; Judge Edgar
Aldrich, 451; Airs. Abbie S. Ames, 84; Norman H. Beane, 408; Meshach
H. Bell, 365; S. Howard Bell, 44; A. H. Brown, 548; Malcolm L. Bradley,
408; V. J. Brennan, 224; Albion Burbank, 224; John T. Busiel, 549; F. O.
Chellis, 225; A. E. Clark, 514; C. R. Clark, 317; G. W\ Clyde, 407; W. P.
Craig, 83; J. B. Crowley, 408; D. R. Cole, 548; D. M. Currier, 224; H. B.
Day, 364; S. C. Derby, 274; O. B. Douglas, 43; J. M. Dutton, 274; A. A.
Ellis, 365; E. O. Fifield', 454; A. K. Fiske, 614; L. G. French, 274; A. L.
Foote, 273; Ernest L. Griffin, 407; John F. Hazelton, 454; Ira F Harris,
452; Dr. W. W. Hayes, 406; S. C Hill, 134; N. W. Hobbs, 405; H. L.



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Home, 453: John M. Howe. 453; Joshua W. Hunt. 408; John W. Jewell.
44, Dr. F. W. Jones. 407; F. L. Kendall. 177; Stephen Kenny, 405; Rev.
Joseph Kimball, 225; Woodbury Langdon, 548; E. F. Lane, 407; G. M. L.
Lane, 225; W. G. Livingstone. 453; W. F. Low. 274; C. T. McNally, 409;
Rev. H. C. McDougall. 83; M. S. McCurdy. 224; Dr. S. H. McCollester,
316; Milo S. Morrill. 547; S. F. Murry, 274; J. B. Nash. 317; True L. Nor-
ris, 43; L. \V. Paul, 83; J. W. Pitman, 364; W. H. Plummer, 407; Mrs. J.
W. Noyes, 83; C. S. Pratt, 273; H. K. Porter, 364; Dr. C. E. Quimby.
549: Rev. W. A. Rand. 224; Dr. G. H. Saltmarsh. 514; Rev. C. S. Sargent.
514: Gecrge H. Sawyer, 226; Mrs. Ellen T. Scales, 83; J. E. Shepard, 44;
Jeremiah Smith, 453; Rev. W. B. T. Smith. 316; Dr. M. C. Spaulding. 364;
Dr. A. J. Stevens. 225; W. E. Stone. 453; Dr. H. L. Sweeny, 225; E. H.
Taylor. 453; J. E. Tolles, 274; W. E. Tolles, 316; A. H. Thayer. 452; J.

F. Tra^k, 273; J. P. Tucker, 453; H. E. Tutherly. 405; David Urch, 365;
S. S. Webber. 364; G. K. Webster, 406; Leonard Wellington, 549; George
Wentworth, 406; J. C. Weston. 406; Mary H. Wheeler, 273; Luella M.
Wilson, 406; Clarence M. Woodbury, 407.

New Hampshire Slate Grange, The, by Henry H. Metcalf 517

New Hampshire Orphans' Home. The, by Rev. M. J. Malvern 229

New Sta f e Government, The, by Henry H. Metcalf 47

No' able Occasion, A, by Henry H. Metcalf 326

Old Home Week, by Will M. Cressy 321

Pittsfield's 150th Year Celebration 457

Poetry.

A February Afternoon, V. B. Ladd, 73; A. Garden, M. Aborn, 10; After-
math. A. D. O. Greenwood, 390; After the Snow Storm, C. N. Holmes,
76; Andante, W. B. Wolfe. 313; Alien, Harold Vinal. 35; April, M. E.
Hough. 174; At Peace. F. H. R. Poole. 311; Au Soleil. W. B. Wolfe, 126;
A Christmas Wish, G. H. Hubbard, 537.

Back Home, Catherine A. Dole, 538; Buttercups, C. W. Avery, 272.
Caesura, W. B. Wolfe. 226; Camilla Sings, Shirley Harvey, 130; Canoe-
ing on Granite Lake, F. H. R. Poole, 440; Canterbury Bells, M. H.
Wheeler. 42; Capitulation, Cora S. Day, 346; Constantinople, E. F. Keene,
509.

Lay, Dawn, Dusk, Louise K. Pugh, 542; Dawn, F. A. Faunce, 344; Day-
Time, M. E. Hough. 263; Destiny, Barbara Hollis, 311.
Eternity. M. G. Roby, 129; Eventide, Julie Korwin, 342.
Finis, C. T. Leonard, 33; Forbidden Things, Gertrude Jenckes, 352; Frag-
ment, G. F. Whitcomb, 34; From the Trail. F. H. R. Poole, 312.
C.oldess-Moon, L. P. Guyol, 442; Guides, Robert Hallam, 261.
Heart of Mine, Kathleen Nutter, 353; He Dreamed of Beauty, Leighton
Rollins, 448; Home, W. B. France, 348; Helga Tortenson, R. T. Nordlund,
355; Homesick, D. T. Wilton, 404; Honored by Service, Marion Safley,
357; Hopes Unfulfilled, M. S. Baker, 450; Hours, Hazel Hall, 351; Heart-
aches, Caroline Fisher, 347; Home Builders, Barbara Hollis, 271; House
of Dreams, M. I. Whittier, 450.
I Cleaned My House To-day. K. C. Balderston. 155; If Winter Comes,

G. M. Hillman, 433; Imprisoned Earth, D. E. Collister, 350; Indecision,
L. H. Crowley, 347; In Memory, Jay Fitzgerald, 344; Inspiration, L. Bron-
ner. Jr., 215; In the Country, R.'B. Eddy, 297; In the Roman Forum, Z.
J. McCormick, 546; In Violet Time, L- A. Sherman, 174; I Want to Sing,
G. S. Orcutt, 149,



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January, Albert Ann'ett, 35; John Says He's Dead, R. D. Ware, 112; Joys
of a Tie-Maker, Cecil Ritchey, 354.
Life, Ida B. Rossiter, 344.

Memory, Cora S. Day, 325; Memories, C. T. Leonard, 129; Memories, W.
E. Stearns, 546; Moonlight Phantasy, Ruth Metzger, 18; Memory Pic-
tures, L. H. Heath, 397; Moon-Melody, G. C. Howes, 345; Morning
Prayer. C. W. Avery, 339; Moosilauke, G. S. Orcutt, 392; Mt. Washing-
ton, D. E. Adams, 338; My Baby, G. A. Foster, 251; My Den Fire, Clif-
ford Rose, 359; My Little Love, E. W. Matthews, 34.

Nature, E. W. Matthews, 171; New Hampshire, A. S. Hatton, 312; New
Hampshire Gems, M. S. Brewster, 393; Nonchalance, M. L. Runbeck,
215; Nothing Common or Unclean, C. W. Avery, 395; November in New
England, C. T. Curtis, 510; Night at Ossipee A. S. Beane, 397.
October, K. S. Oakes, 446; October, F. W. Turner, 446; Ode to New
Hampshire, L. P. Wemple, 409; On Reading Mr. Wells, K. C. Balder-
ston, 268; Opportunity, A. S. Lear, 261; Tempora, Mores, F. H. McLain,
394; O Little Breeze, G. I. Putnam; 396; Old Memories; J. E. Hussey,
396.

Pause, Harold Vinal, 111; Phases, B. C. Sterett, 349; Pipes of Pan, E. H.
Gordon, 248; Poet and Pilgrim, J. E. Bowman. 223; Presence, Leighton
Rollins, 121.

Rain in April H. A. Parker, 177; Revenge, B. F. Gile, 337; Roses, F.
P. Keyes, 427.

September, P. R. Bugbee, 377; Septemher in the Mountains, K. S. Oakes,
391; Shaker Meeting, A. C. True, 122; Shadow of the Wolf, Agnes Ryan,
53'); Silences, J. H. Ayres, 449; Smiles, K. H. Graves, 358; Snow-Trail,
B. L. Kenyon, 32; Song in September, B. L. Kenyon, 34; Song of Spring,
M. G. Roby, 214; Sonnet, L. P. Guyol, 542; Sonnet, Harold Vinal, 223;
Southern River Song, A. W. Driscoll, 346; Spring. M. S. Baker, 141; Star
Flowers, L. P. Guyol, 55; Storm Warning, M. E. Nella, 391; Steeple Bush,
S. R. Abbott and A. M. Shepard, 399; Sunset, A. Annett, 398; Surrender,
Bess Norris 350.

Tarn o' Shanters, D. W. Smith, 74; Taters, E. H. Richards, 398; The Angel
of the Hidden Face, H. L. Newman, 314; The Abandoned House, L. S.
Keech, 343; The Best Beloved, C. W. Avery, 222; The Blind, E. C. Lit-
sey, 350; The Camper's Rain Sign, E. W. Vinton, 395; The Church With-
out Walls, W. T. Billings, 508; The Dance, E. W. Matthew's, 400; The
Gardener, C. W. Avery, 312; The Gracious Lover, L. P. Guyol, ; The

Homeland, Marjorie Packard, 540; The Harbinger of Spring, J. E. Hus-
sey, 170; The Hillside's Chief, P. R. Bugbee, 221; The Immortal Spark,
M. R. Cole, 262; The Lights Come On, A. J. Beckard, 219; The Messen-
ger, A. J. Dolloff, 35; The Miracle of Night, Laura A. Davis, 343; The
Music of the Forest, A. J. Dolloff, 383; The Old Canals of England, H.
M. Campbell, 445; The Old Man of the Mountain, Eleanor Baldwin, 541;
The Old Man of the Mountain, Ida B. Rossiter, 121; The Pacific, Caroline
Fisher, 272; The Real World, Mary Burke, 342; There is a House upon
a Hill, M. C. Watson, 81; The Road to Jericho, A. M. Shepard, 180; The
Road, Z. G. D., 447; The Reckoning, H. M. Philbrook, 437; The Storm,
Freda Kellum, 352; The Singing Heart, Lucy W. Perkins, 399; The Stars,
S. E. Rowe, 394; The Story of Pemigewasset, W. C. Adams, 67; Thoughts
on the Colors of the Night, L. Rollins, 216; To Dawn, G. F. Whitcomb,
128; To a Cynic, L. P. Guyol, 512; To My Quaker Grandmother, K. C. Bal-



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derston, 513; Trade's Temple, Jean M. Batchelder, 541; Tschaikowsky's

Symphony, J. E. Curtis, 339; Twilight in Babylon, M. Loscalzo, 347; The

Flag at Half-Mast, S. C. Worthen. 549.

Unborn Stars, L. Rollins, 312; Unsatisfied, R. B. Eddy, 84.

Valentine, Elaine Stern, 173; Yillaneile, T. J. Murray, 222.

Where the Home Light Gleams, R. W. Temple, 389; White Mountains

in Spring, R. E. Barclay, 354; Will of Miles Standish. J. E. Bowman, 387.

Your Voice, A. M. Buchanan, 345.

Problem in Constitutional Amendment, A, by L. D. White 532

Psalm of the Big Rock, The, by F. R. R.ogers 363

Richardson, Guy, by Fanny R. Poole 249

Second Permanent New England Settlement, The, by Ida C. Roberts 264

Seward, Rev. Josiah L., by S. H. McCollester 277

Seward's Village, by Mrs. Frank B. Kingsbury 279

Squar' Applesauce, by George I. Putnam 123

State Senate, The, by Henry H. Metcalf 87

Woiio ancet Club, The, by George W. Parker 369

Work of the Legislature, The, by Henry H. Metcalf 183



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His Excellency, John H. Bartlett,
Governor of New Hampshire, 1919-1920.



THE GRANITE MONTHLY



Vol. Kill.



JANIZARY. 1921



No. 1



THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOV. BARTLETT



Bv H. C. Pc



Within the memory of the pres-
ent generation. New Hampshire has
had no chief executive, who attain-
ed more widespread distinction as
a public speaker than Governor
John H. Bartlett. whose admini-
stration ended on January 6th.

New Hampshire governors al-
ways are in constant demand to
speak at gatherings within and
without the state. If our gov-
ernors accepted all of these invita-
tions that come to them during the
two years they are in office, they
would have time for little else than
preparing and delivering addresses.

Governor Bartlett has been quite
as popular a choice to grace special
functions and important gather-
ings with his own constituents, as
have been his predecessors ; and he
has also been in frequent demand to
speak outside the state, and has ac-
cepted enough of these invitations
to make him a national figure as a
platform orator.

I am informed on reliable au-
thority that the director of the
speakers' bureau of the Republican
National Committee, has stated
that Governor Bartlett was ranked
as one of the four most effective
campaigners the Republicans had
in the country last fall. This will
be no surprise to New Hampshire
people, for they have long had Gov-
ernor Bartlett placed in the front
rank of public speakers.

Governor Bartlett, in whatever
sort of gatherings he finds himself,
and whether the notice is long or
short, always has something inter-
esting to say and he says it in a
thoroughly pleasing and effective
manner.



arson.



Two of his addresses to New
Hampshire audiences, however,
stand out most prominently, not to
mention his inaugural message to
the 1919 Legislature, which outlined
an administration program about
equally pleasing and displeasing to
a large number of those who heard
him deliver the message.

The first of the specially note-
worthy addresses was made at the
Labor day celebration in Contoo-
cook River Park, on Labor day,
1919, and the other was his address
to the Merrimack County Pomona
Grange in Concord last year.

It required courage of a high or-
der to discuss the labor question as
Governor Bartlett did before the
Labor Unionists, for he did not
hesitate to tell them that in too
man}- instances workingmen were
not giving anything like a fair re-
turn for the big wages they were
being paid- It was not the sort of
speech an orator desirous only to
make a hit with his hearers would
make, but it did come in for wide
reading and commendation for the
timely warning it carried, and it
is to the credit of the Concord Labor
Unionists that they took the coun-
sel in the broad spirit in which it



was given.



The Grange speech attained still
wider distribution, the members of
the order who heard it being so
deeply impressed with its splendid
.Americanism and the effectiveness
of its summary of world conditions,
then even more chaotic than at
present, that almost before the
speaker had taken his seat, they
voted unanimously and enthusias-
tically to have copies printed and



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sent to every Granger in New
Hampshire. The New Hampshire
Manufacturers' Association also
had the address attractively re-
printed and sent to many similar
organizations and Chambers of
Commerce throughout the country.

1 1 ere in New Hampshire Gov-
ernor Bartlett has been counted an
able political campaigner for some
time, but until he became his
state's chief executive he had done
little, if any, campaigning outside
the state. When Governor Cool-
idge was so viciously beset in the
campaign following his -courageous
action in the Boston police strike,
and the Republican leaders, fear-
ful that the exponents of disorder
bade fair to triumph in the election,
were sending out frantic calls for
help everywhere, Governor Bart-
lett responded and went into Massa-
chusetts to help his fellow Gov-
ernor.

His first assignment was to ad-
dress an unimportant meeting near
Springfield. He made one of the
speeches, we in New Hampshire
would call a characteristic Bartlett
speech, which is to say "hot stuff."
But it was a revelation to the
Massachusetts politicians. The
Bartlett itinerary was immediately
revised and throughout the remain-
ing ten days of the campaign he
was in the thick of the fight, wind-
ing up with Governor Coolidge at
the big final rally in Faneuil Hall,
the night before election.

What he did in ' Massachusetts
became known to the national com-
mittee managers, and, last fall.
Governor Bartlett was early invit-
ed to go out on the big speakers'
circuit. He accepted gladly and
was used every night he could be
away from New Hampshire during
the last three weeks of the cam-



paign. He made no less than six
addresses in New York City and
numerous others in New York
State, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Maryland, West Virginia, Massa-
chusetts, Connecticut and Rhode
Island, being used, when possible,
in supposedly close and doubtful
localities.

It is on the strength of what
Governor Bartlett did in the Cool-
idge governorship campaign and the
national campaign last year, that
those cognizant of what is likely
to be awarded New England in the
way of important appointments by
the Harding administration, expect
Governor Bartlett to be one of those
in this section who will be offered
special distinction.

From the foregong there might
be an inference drawn that all of
Governor Bartlett's time has been
devoted to making speeches during
the past two years. That is wide
of the truth, however, for he had
in hand many affairs of Hrge im-
portance to the state's welfare, and
invariably he has handled them
with the prompt efficiency to be
looked for from one with his poli-
tical, legal and business training.

Not everybody, by any means,
has always agreed with Governor
Bartlett's viewpoint- As a matter
of true statement there has been
very wide divergence from his
views on some questions, but those
who have disagreed with him never
have questioned his honesty of pur-
pose, nor his courage in carrying
out his ideas, whether the storm
headed his way was one of ap-
proval or disapproval.

He welcomed Devalera and Rock-
efeller and Edison and Burroughs
with even grace when they visited
the state, and he was no less graci-
ous in sending an invitation to the



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Prince of Wales to come to New
Hampshire, when the Prince was in
Canada.

Governor Bartlett himself has
given a comprehensive outline of
what he deems the important official
acts of his administration, in his
farewell address to the Legislature,
which is printed herewith as an
important part of the historical
record of New Hampshire. The
Governor said :

The administration which is now
ending has dealt with that two-year
period of New Hampshire's history
immediately following the vic-
torious conclusion of the most
devastating and deadly world war.
The next biennial period which is
entrusted to my worthy successor
and to you, will also have its very
serious problems. In passing to
others the insignia of office and pub-
lic trust, it becomes our duty to
give at least a brief report of our
stewardship, and to endow you with
such recital concerning our experi-
ence as may be helpful in continuing
without impairment the progress
of the ship of state-
In accordance with the law, the
departments have already prepared
reports in detail of their service
within the jurisdictional limits defin-
ed by statute. These reports must
all be studied by one who seeks to
know the condition of the state, I
express no opinion of the depart-
mental requests for appropriations.
The retiring administration began
by the enactment of certain laws and
the making of certain appropriations
which may be found in the pamph-
let entitled "Laws of 1919." Your
work begins where this volume ends.
Two pieces of legislation enacted
during the past two years will un-
doubtedly stand forever towering at
mountain height above all others.
I refer to "suffrage" and to "pro-
hibition." These are history. With
a strong public sentiment behind



them, and because they are so mani-
festly right in principle, there can
be little doubt that they will be
allowed to remain as completed and
settled issues.

Next in importance as marking a
real epoch in our state was the
adoption of the principles of "Ameri-
canization," "Equalization," and
"Supervision" with relation to our
school system. At a time when re-
construction measures of the surest
objective were desperately sought
as necessities of continued national
existence, this legislation was par-
ticular!}' fortunate, and has made
New Hampshire somewhat of a
pioneer in the new era of schools
following the war.

Of the soundness of the princi-
ples, there can be no question. Of
the wisdom of making the state the
educational unit, and directing cen-
ter of all public schools it would
seem there could be no doubt. Of
the advisability of having a state
school board of practical business
men to act as an administrative and
judicial bulwark, there can scarce-
ly be any difference of opinion. An
organization of highly trained pro-
fessional, and more or less techni-
cal educators requires the solid
backing of courage and common
sense which should always exist in
a state board, and which I believe
does exist in our board which con-
sists of Messrs. Streeter, Hutchins,
Fry, Lessard and Paine. I desire
here to express my deep apprecia-
tion of their splendid service.

With reference to finances, par-
ticularly, the new school law is not
well understood because of the fact
that it consolidates lines of work
formerly done separately, and in
other matters acts as a kind of
clearing house- It might seem to
the casual observer to have added
more to the expenses of the state
than it really has.

The law compels universal super-
vision. Prior to it, there was no



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