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the Auditorium theatre April 4 and
5, 1921. This amateur production,
like its predecessor, "Katchy Koo,"
was staged under the direction of
Sameul E. Weimer of the John B.
Rogers Producing Co., with whom
the proceeds were shared.

That the play was a financial as
well as dramatic success is shown
by the amount netted the post, six
hundred dollars. The large cast
were so well drilled that everything
passed off with professional exact-
itude Monday evening which per-
formance was duplicated Tuesday

The committee to whose untiring
efforts in large measure the success
is due was composed of Stuart
Tacobs, chairman ; George Morrill,
Albert Blake, Leigh S. Hall, Mur-
ray Rowe, Harold Gibson, William
MacPherson, chairman talent com-
mittee; publicity. John Piquet;
tickets and finance, Harlan Besse;
program. Earl Shields, Dean Fos-
ter; orchestra leader, Carlyle Blais-
dell ; head usher, William Gale ;
patronesses, Mrs. Alice Abbott,
Mrs. Henry H. Amsden, Mrs.
Elizabeth Besse, Mrs. Minnie O.
Crowther, Mrs. Margaret W. Fraz-
er, Mrs. Kate E. Fisher, Mrs.
Evelyn Gardner, Mrs. May K.

Gibson, Mrs. Blanche Jacobs, Mrs.
J. C. McGilvray, Mrs. J. S. Norris,

'Mrs. Mary J. Opie, Mrs. Ralph M.
Percy, Mrs.. Mattie Pettengill, Mrs.
Mary R. Saltmarsh, Mrs. Clifton
A. Smith.

Concord Post participated in the
usual observance of Memorial Day
this year, attending the Univer.sal-
ist Church with the G. A. R. and
affiliated bodies on Sunday, May
29, where an address by Rev.

Rev. Robbins W Barstow,


Formerly Chaplain, 81st Field Artillery.

Harold H. Niles, the pastor, was
listened to. On Monday, May 30,
the Post paraded to Blossom Hill
Cemetery with their own music,
having hired the New Hampshire
State Guard Drum Corps of thirty
pieces, which was paid for by con-
tributions from the members.
Lunch was .served at the quarters
of the Post by the Women's
Auxiliary following the ceremonies.
Much valuable assistance and en-
couragement has been given in the
past and more is promised for the
future by the Woman's Auxiliary


■nil', Granite monthly

to the American Legion. This is
composed of the mothers, wives,
daughters and sisters of members
of the American Legion, also of
those relatives of men who died
in the service. The local unit of
the Auxiliary was organized on
February 2, 1920, with thirty-four
members. The original officers, as
elected on that date, were Miss
Mary Saltmarsh, President; Miss
Hattie S. Wardner, Vice-President;
Mrs. E. Bertha Galfetti, Secretary-
Treasurer. The officers for 1921
were elected as follows : Mrs. Ad-
die F. Jackman, President ; Mrs.
Henry H. Amsden, Vice-President ;
Miss Margaret Challis, Secretary;
Mrs. Ethel Morrill. Treasurer;
Mrs. Pauline S. Blood. Mrs. E.
Bertha Galfetti and Miss Mary
Saltmarsh, Executive Committee.
Mrs. Amsden has since resigned as
vice-president and Mrs. Morrill as
Treasurer, and their respective of-
fices have been filled by Mrs.
Blanche Jacobs and Miss Clara

The Auxiliary has recently con-
ducted a membership drive which
resulted in bringing their present
membership up to almost three
hundred and fifty.

Concord Post has a larger mem-
bership than any other Post in the
state, by a large margin, and the
following is a list of its 610 mem-
bers :

Arthur Abbott, Emery H. Ab-
bott, Edmund C. Adams, Harry K.
Adams, Ernest R. Adell, Benja-
min F. Ahern, James E. Ahern,
John Ahern, William P. Ahern,
Anna M. Allen, Pasquale Alosa,
Dr. Henry H. Amsden, John P.
Amsden, Joseph Andelman, Arthur
P. Anderson, Ernest E. Anderson,
Harry C. Anderson, Oscar W. An-
derson, Redfield A. Anderson,
Leslie M. Andrews, William J. An-
drews, Herman L. Annis, Murray
P. Arris, Ward A. Aseltine, Willis
S. Ash, Paul L. Averill.

Arthur F. Babineau, Albert S.
Baker, Bradley L. Baker, Harland
F. Baker. Leland V. Baker, Wil-
liam T. Ball, R. Forest Band, Per-
ley E. Banfill, Harold L. Barnard,
John F. Barrett, Rev. R. W. Bar-
stow, Frank T. Bean, Harold W.
Bean, Emery Beaudet, Juliet O.
Bell, Gilbert A. Berry, William D.
Berryman, Dr. Harlan F. Besse,
Albert W. Blake, Lloyd O. Blan-
chard, Leo F. Blodgett, Philip H.
Blodgett, Dr. Robert O. Blood. Al-
pha W. Boisvert, John H. Boland,
George A. Bourdeau, John H.
Bourdeau, Leroy A. Boutwell,
Charles F. Bresnahan, Joseph M.
Bresnahan Harold W T . Bridge, Or-
igene J. Brodeur, Sylvester Bro-
deur, Lieut. Edward H. Brooks,
Arthur M. Brown, Lowell C.
Brown. Frank W. Brown, Nelson
R. Brown, Richard W. Brown, Rob-
ert A. Brown, Louis Brusa, Stanley
Buchanan, Guy R. Buckley, Mau-
rice J. Burney, Ernest P. Burnham,
Philip H. Butterfield, James F.
Byrne, Thomas J. Byrne.

Albert H. Cadarette, Eugene M.
Callahan. Henry P. Callahan. John
P. Callahan, William J. Callahan,
Howell P. Campbell, John Cantin,
Michael Cappalis, Carl R. Carlson,
Walter S. Carlson, Eugene E. Car-
roll, Raymond J. Cassavaugh, An-
drew R. Cate, Charles P. Cate,
Frank B. Cate, Fred O. Cate, Wil-
liam F. Cate; Harry D. Challis,
Harold C. Chamberlin, Joseph D.
Champagne. Allen M. Chaplin,
Clarence E. Chapman, Ernest G.
Chapman, Howard P. Chapman,
Edward A. Chase, Gerald Chitten-
den, Leon D. Cilley, Chester W.
Clark Clarence L. Clark, Daniel H.
Clark, George F. Clark, Herbert J.
Clark, Lewis H. Clark. Philip D.
Clark, Philip W. Clark, Shirley C.
Clark, Stanley L. Clark, Walter J.
Clark. James A. Clattenburg,
Jerome H. Clinton, Harry L.
Clough, Robert M. Coates, Frank
E. Cochrane, Jerry E. Cochrane,



George E. Colby, Grace M. Colby,
Guy O. Colby, Ralph E. Colby,
William H. Colby, George M. Cole,
Frank A. Collins, Dr. Harold J.
Connor, George W. Conway, Al-
fred J. Corriveau, Arden E. Coul-
ter. Levi A. Cowen, Henry L. Cow-
per, Arthur A. Crawford, Joseph
M. Crofton, Homer L. Crowther,
Clifford G. Culver, Clinton S. Cur-
tis, Rex. E. Curtis, Iva E. Gushing.

Howard O. Daige, James H.
Dame, Walter B. Dame, Gordon L.
Datson. Errol A. Davis, Fred C.
Davis, William J. Dean, George F.
Dee. Guy H. Deem, Christopher
Denns, Clinton H. Derby, Robert
1'.. Dicksun, Angelo E. Diversi,
Daniel L. Doherty, W'illiam P.
Doherty, Joseph C. Donovan, Paul
R. Donovan, Percy Downes, Jesse
G. Downing, Napoleon Drapeau,
Ceoige T. Driscoll, Joseph T.
Driscoll, Robert E. Drought, Romeo
J. Drouin, Ernest C. Dudley, Dol-
phice W. Dufraine, William J. Du-
fraine, Abel J. Dujay, Wm. S.
Dunn, Herman A. Durgin, Isaac
Duvarney, George I. Dyer, Pervis
J. Dyer, 'Ray A. Dyment. Willis S.

Harold L. Eastman, George G.
Eddy. Alvin B. Edmunds, Arthur
Edmunds, Homer W. Edson, Er-
nest A. Ekholm, George S. Elliot,
Ernest L. Emerson, Guy T. Emery,
Gardner G. Emmons, Richard J.
Evans, Otis G. Fall, Michael A.
Falvey, Wilbur L. Fenton, Earl E.
Fipphen, Eastman E. Fisher,
Nicholas E. Fisher, Thomas K.
Fisher, Benjamin N. Fiske, John
L. Fitts, Paul B. Flanders, Ralph
W. Flanders, Richard S. Fletcher,
William W. Flint, Jr., Robert S.
Fogg, Andrew J. Foley, Jeremiah
B. Foley, William T. Foley, Harold
W. Ford, Joseph D.
Fortier, William I.
K. Foster, Charles
Roland A. Fov, William A. Foy,
Russell M. Frasier, William A.

Ford, Raney
Fortin, Dean
H. Fournier,

William E. Gailey, William M .
Gale, Raymond M. Galfetti, Rich-
ard B. Gallagher, Ernest F. Gal-
lant. Elmer H. Gardner. Evelyn R.
C. Gardner, Hiram E. Gardner,
Frank K. Gately, Almon 1. Gau-
thier, Robert A. George, Harold C.
Gibson, Lew W. Gilmore, William
E. Gordon, Everett L. Gould. Wal-
ter Gould. I. Reed Gourley, Ross
Courier. E. Pearl Graham. Dr.

William D. MacPhersox,
Sergeant at Arms.
Served in A. E. F. with 1st Division as
Sergeant in Co. B, 1st Engineers.

Robert J. Graves, Roscoe H. Gray.
Arthur W. Green, Ernest C. Green,
John L. Greenleaf. Everett E.

John T. Hackett, Ernest B. Hale.
Harry Hall. Leigh S. Hall, John J.
Hallinan. Edward J. Halpin, Aus-
tin D. Ham, Herbert G. Hardy, Ar-
thur W. Harrington, Gardner C.
Harrington. Harold F. Harris.
I diaries W. Harrison, John T. Har-
rison, Francis F. Hart, Joseph M.
Hart, Carroll A. Hastings, Harold



B. Hatch, Bradford Hathaway,
Lloyd E. Hays, James J. Hayes,
Robert L. Ilaynes, J. Proctor Hay-
ward, Guy N. Heath, James M.
Heath, Henry Hendrickson, Ar-
thur F. Henry, Montgomery Her-
bert, Leslie W. Hilliard, Leslie P.
Hinds, Ralph S. Hobson, Orrin C.
Hodgdon, Edward B. Hodgman,
Percy E. Holbrook,. Stuart B. Hol-
brook, Louis D. Holcombe, Edgar
J. Houle, Walter E. Houston, Dr.
Arthur B. Howard, Harold C.
Howard, Myrna S. Howe, Jerome
W. Hoit, Claude H. Hubbard, Bert
W. Huckins, Stark L. Huntley,
Kenneth B. Hurd, Philip H. Hut-

J. Richard Jackman, George S.
Jacobs, Frank M. Jacoby, Dr.
James W. Jameson, Henry \ T .
Janes, Charles F. Jenks, John H.
Johnson, LeRoy F. Johnson, Peter
Johnson, William E. Johnson,
George W. Jones, Joseph W. Jones,
Leslie H. Jones, Robert E. Jones,
James H. Jordan, Robert F. Keane,
Edward J. Kelley, George W. Kel-
lom, Henry C. Kellom, Clarence
B. Kenniston, Patrick F. Kendrick,
James F. Kenney, Ralph R. Ken-
ney, John J. Kenny, Victor G. Kers-
lake, George C. Ketchum, Perley

A. Ketchum, Victor H. Ketchum,
Forrest L. Kibbee, James E. Kiley,
Rev. Percy A. Kilmister, Alfred
King, Edward J. King, Ernest
King, Isaac A. King, Paul J. King,
Philip L. King, Thomas J. King,
Capt. Richard A. Knight, Henry

B. Knox.

George A. Lacaillade, David F.
LaDuke, Raymond Laird, Frank
Lamora, Frederick L. Lancisi, Ed-
gar G. Landry, Chester L. Lane,
Harold E. Langley, Arthur J. Lang-
lois, Eli Langlois, Jr., William
Langlois, Alphonse Lanoix, Thomas
Lanza, Emery I. Lapierre. Fred J.
Laplante, Arthur Latouche, Victor
T. Lauze, Arthur J. La Valley, Ar-
thur J. Lavoie. Leo Lavoie, Charles

E. Lear, Paul C. Leavitt, Charles

A. LeBau, William O. Leighton,
Clarence E. Lemay, Peter J. Les-
sard, Frank Levingston, Walter D.
Lewis, Anna D. Liberty, Andrew
P. Likos, Clary E. Lindgren, Glen-
ward E. Little, Seaman L. Locke,
Ross H. Lovejoy, Edward R. Love-
ly, John J. Lugg, Arthur O. Ly-
ford, Richard T. Lyford, George B.

Donald M. McAulay, Edward P.
McCann, George B. McCarthy, Ar-
thur M. McCauley, James F.
McDonald, Robert J. McDonald,
William A. McDonald, Franklin
W. McFarland, George R. McGil-
vray, Guy E. McGilvray, John W.
McGowan, Patrick W. McGowan,
Charles F. McGuire, John D.
McGuire, James O. Mclnnis, Don-
ald G. Mclvor, Stephen J. McKay,
Theodore P. McLam, J'ohn M.
McMahon, Martin F. McMahon,
Walter L. McMahon, Ralph J.
McNeil, Leon N. Magee, Wil-
liam D. MacPherson, Arthur
E. Madson, Thomas J. Mahew,
Everett S. Mahoney, Harold
L. Mahoney, Harry P. Mahoney,
John W. Mahoney, William R. Ma-
honey, James M. Maloney, Joseph

B. Manning, Frederick T. Marden,
John F. Marshall, William H.
Marston, Arthur J. Martel, John
H. Martin, Faber F. Matott, John
W. Maynard, Walter E. Maynard,
William A. Megrath, John H.
Mercer, Jr., John V. Merrick,
Frank W. Merrill, Dr. Carleton R.
Metcalf, James A. Miller, George
V. Milton, Leo Miner, Wilfred J.
Miner, Natale Miriiutti, Pasquale
Miniutti, Clara A. Mitchell, David
G. Moffatt, Paul H. Moore, James
P. Morgan, Parker G. Morgan, Ed-
win A. Morrill, Franklin Morrill,
George W. Morrill, Percy E. Mor-
rill, William B. Morrill, Frank F.
Moulton, Jasper E. Mudgett, Otto
A. Mueller, Christy E. Mullavey,
George F. Mulligan. Robert C.



Murchie, George P. Murdoch, Fred-
erick J. Murphy, George T. Mur-
phy, William M. Murray.

Carl E. Nason, Edward M.
Naughton, Joseph P. Naughton,
Martin F. Nevins, Douglas R. New-
bold, Charles F. Newton, William
Nicoll, Ernest W. Noonan, Stephen
F. Notter, Homer H. Nute, Gustaf
A. Nvlen.

John E. O'Brien, Harry C.
O'Connell, Rosanna O'Donoghue,

A. Pincence, Herbert F. Piper,
Milan R. Piper, John A. Piquet,
Clifford L. Plummer, Cecil Pollard,
F. Raymond Potter, Harry W.
Presco'tt, Karl A. Proctor, Peter F.

Acel L. Quimby, James E.
Quimby, John E. Quimby, Martin
L. Quimby, Edward J. Quinlan,
Dr. Charles H. Quinn.

Christopher Rampapes, Frank
I*. Ramsev, Edward D. Reardon,

Reading Room, Legion Quarters, Concord Post.

Margaret C. O'Hara, Christopher
T. O'Malley, William P. O'Nei'l,
Elmer W. Olson.

Leon T. Parker, Ralph M. Par-
ker, Clarence. D. Parkhurst, Diego
Parla, William F. Parsons, Eugene
E. Pearl, Nathaniel M. Pease,
Ralph M. Percy, Harvey E. Per-
reault, Lawrence B. Perry, Perley
Perry, John Peters, Jr., Clarke E.
Pettengill, Ferdinand J. Phaneuf.
Edward A. Pichette, Louis E.
Pichette, Joseph W. Pierce, Isaac

Edward H. Reed, John J. Reed,
Clarence E. Rexford, Ralph E.
Reynolds, Edward E. Riley, Har-
old W. Riley, Rev. James K.
Romeyn, Marjorie Rossiter, Henry
C. Rouillard, Murray E. Rowe,
Frank C. Rowell, Albert J. Roy,
Harry C. Royce, Copley M. Rund-
lett, Ellsworth P. Runnells, Ernest
P. Runnells, Fay F. Russell, John
N. Rutledge.

Andrew E. Saltmarsh, Fred J.
Saltmarsh, George F. Saltmarsh,



Lawrence T. Saltmarsh, Robert L.
Saltmarsh, Hubert E. Sargent,
Amos B. Sawyer, Harold B. Saw-
yer, Ernest L. Schofield, Watson P.
Schofield, Ralph W. Scott, Frank
T. Sears, Leon E. Sebra, Robert H.
Sedgley, Henry C. Severance, Paul
S. Sexton, Ralph J. Seymour, Har-
old J. Sheerer, Ernest R. Shepard,
R. C. Sherman, Joseph E. Shields,
Anthony Sieradski, Frank W. Sil-
ver, Daniel Silverman, Ernest J.
Simoneau, Eusibe J. Simoneau,
Joseph L. T. Simoneau, Clifton A.
Smith, Floyd W. Smith, George W.
Smith, Richard T. Smith, Basil L.
Sprague, Dr. Fred A. Sprague, Earl
N. Staniels, John W. Stanley,
James F. Steele, Ralph S. Steele,
Robert W. Steele, William A.
Stevens, Robert C. Stevenson, Leon
C. Stewartson, George A. Stohrer,
Charles F. Strainge, Carlton M.
Strong, F. Roger Strong, Nelson E.
Strong, Daniel Sullivan, Denis T.
Sullivan, Dr. Denis E. Sullivan,
Dr. Edward S. Sullivan, Ralph T.
Sweatt, Eric M. Swenson, Guy A.
Swenson, Ernest H. Taylor, Will-
iam W. Taylor, Willis D. Thomp-

son, Jr., Herbert Tittemore, Ed-
ward T. Toland, Frank Tonkin,
Raymond Tonkin, Robert W. Ton-
kin, Amasa S. Tracy, Edgar A.
Tracy, Hyman Treisman, Arthur
A. Tremblay, Antoinette Truchon,
Edmund J. Truchon, Arthur J.
Trudell, Wilfred True, James E.
Twombly, Arthur Turcotte, Darius
J. Turcotte.

Joseph H. Vallier, Orman C. Van
Demark, Emile J. Venne, Gilbert
W r . Vermette, Milton R. Vo.se.

Joseph T. Walker, Jr., Alexan-
der Walters, Charles L. Walters,
Leland R. Watts, Henrv R. Welch,
John M. Welch, Ralph's. Weldon,
Melvin M. Whitcomb, Maurice A.
Whittier. Rohl C. Wiggin, James
L. Wilder. Dr. Russell Wdkins,
Frank M. W r illiams, Harry J. Wil-
mot, Charles LI. Willey, Frank P.
Wilson, John G. Winant, Dion C.
Wingate, Edwin L. Winslow, Gil-
bert J. Wolfe, Mrs. Gilbert J.
Wolfe, Eugene Wood, Alvin A.

' Mark G. Yeadon, George E.
Young, Irving C. Young, John E.


By Maude Aborn

Last spring we watched your garden bloom,

Rejoicing, as the buds unfurled

Their crimson banners, dripping perfume

O'er the world.

In evening's hush, when nothing stirred,

We listened to the love song trilled

By some sweet throated joyous bird,

With rapture thrilled.

Spring comes again with sunlight soft,

With lilacs waving in the breeze of May ;

At night the thrush still sings aloft

Hi.s ardent lay.

Once more your garden blooms, dear love,

Do you still watch it from above?


By Barbara Hollis.
In youth a thousand voices stir the air,
Vibrating thru vast spaces everywhere;
Life is a haunting echo of their cry.
We strive to answer them — and youth slips by.

But peace comes with beloved maturity
When one clear voice we hear, one face we see;
( )ur souls, responsive to the mystic call
Find in one note, the thousand voices, all.


(June 1921— Three Years After)

By Fanny Runnells Poole.

i hree weeks of God's own country air!

Such is the prospect of my bliss,
A sapphire way. heaven-washed each day—
Our faery lake is this!

And here the deep sonorous pines.

Hoarding dim legends of long years,
Bring to the breeze songs of heart-ease
To loose unguarded tears.

I'd give the Junes of my full life,

If one from those fled ranks of yore:
One careless, glad and valiant lad

Could roam these hills once more.

My bugler, you could whistle then.

And fish like music, .so they say.
For you they'd bite and leap to light....
France guard you, leagues away !

Not miles of poppies bleeding forth

Could show the blood youth shed for me!
But Junes must rise, with pleading skies.
Pure from that Agony.

Away, vain grief! God can restore
That countless-hearted sacrifice,
Give each to roam, a soul at home.
The blood-bathed Earth replies.

Camp Oahe, Granite Lake. N. H.


By Fanny Runnells Poole

I have found legends in far-off lands ;
Have threaded rivers and paced sea sands ;
And now I have your blue-eyes' commands
To tell you the fairest haunt of man !

Your heart will show you the fairest land,
Content's the chart you will understand.
Thrill to the trail, high of heart and hand,
While I fling you back this patteran :

Face the whole world unknown to fear.
Find Beauty and Truth today and here.
Envy no man his wealth. Hold dear

The tents of home where sweet Love began.


By Claribel Weeks Avery.

I walk beside my garden plot

Of lavender and rue.
Blue twinkles of forget-me-not,

Long sprays of feverfew.

Outside are plumes of goldenrod,

And purple aster crowns,
Sown by the liberal hand of God

On uplands, dales, and downs.

But these I cannot prize above
The plants that / have grown —

Give God the praise. I can but love
This garden of my own.


By Annie S. Hatton.

Given a granite foundation,
Let us build like the parable old,
A house of glorious beauty,
For all the world to behold.

In principle firm like our granite,
In aspiration like Mt. Washington high,
In sympathy quick and far-reaching,
As our rivers swift passing by.

In politics, life and religion.

Let us keep our heritage great,

He it home of our birth or adoption,

Our own, our Granite State.


By Leighton Rollins.

Flowers and kisses are falling

Like little tender stars,

Misty and fragrant with Springtime.

The timorous new moon,
Smiles shyly, and soon vanishes.

Innumerable shadowy faun creatures
( ome t" rth from the woodland
And dance mistily.

The crickets croon

In incense laden chant.

The Stars sing to the Earth,
And the Sea answers in psalms.

Behold we two

Have looked

Into each other's eyes

And known only our own beauty.


The history of the town of
Sullivan, New Hampshire, is
read)' for distribution.

The work consists of two vol-
umes, each containing over 850
pages with pictures, photographs,
and a map.

It comprises the story of the
town from 1752 to 1907, giving
municipal annals, institutional,
military, ecclesiastical, and educa-
tional history. Cemetery records,
marriages and biographical sketches
form an important part of the
book, and the final chapters are de-
voted to family histories, telling in
entertaining manner from whence
each settler came to Sullivan and
their different abodes there, and
other facts concerning them.

Volume two is devoted exclu-
sively to family genealogies. These
are carefully prepared, and contain
an almost unbelievable amount of
useful and accurate information for
the descendants of the families
compiled, the historian and genea-

logist, as well as the general read-
er. The genealogies in many cases
have been traced back to the emi-
grant ancestor, and this in itself
represents many hours of labor and
research work on the author's part.

Dr. Seward was well known in
New Hampshire, Maine and
Massachusetts and his contribu-
tions to the press lead one to ex-
pect something valuable and inter-
esting from him as a town his-
torian. His Sullivan town history
is no disappointment; it is all and
more than one could expect.

He spent many years in collect-
ing material, and the work was
nearly completed at the time of his
death. It has been finished, and
carefully indexed by Mrs. Frank
B. Kingsbury, a local genealogist.

The two volumes are offered to
subscribers for $16.00 and may be
obtained of Mrs. Frank B. Kings-
bury, Surry Road, Keene, N. H., or
of Mr. J. Fred Whitcomb, 45 Cen-
tral Square, Keene, N. H.


By Helen L. Newman

On one alone of all the angel forms,

That linger often in dim paths of dreams,

No radiance rests. In deep, enshrouding gloom

That angel waits whose message is the last

For life to hear, whose face is turned away

From those for whom not yet has summons come

To the fair land. Men call him the sad-faced—

With question quivering on our lips we wait

To know, since they on whom that face has looked,

Are still — too still to answer when we ask.

Perhaps if they could tell us, it would be

Of one swift moment when the gloom slipped back

And on the great Death-Angel's face they saw

Undreamed-of radiance from the larger life to be.


The contents of this number of
the Granite Monthly are largely
connected in one way and another
with two Cheshire county clergy-
men, the late Josiah L. Seward, D.
1)., and the late Sullivan H. McCol-
lester, I). D. It is a sad coinci-
dence that this issue opens with
an appreciative tribute by Doctor
McCollester to Doctor Seward and
ends with a review, in the New
Hampshire Necrology department,
of the long and recently ended life
of Doctor McCollester. Though
their religious creeds were widely
different, the many mutual friends
of both men are agreed that they
have gone to the same heaven and
are engaged there in something
more useful and interesting than
playing on harps. It was a char-
acteristic of each of our departed
friends to be sincerelv interested in
their fellowmen ; to preach a true
gi ispel in and out of the pulpit ; to
do many things well ; to leave their
communities and a wide circle be-
yond the better for their having
lived. Both Doctor Seward and
Doctor McCollester were number-
ed, during their lives, among the
valued contributors to this maga-
zine. Their many good works in-
clude a considerable contribution to
New Hampshire history, biography
and general literature. Of many
similar tastes, yet not at all alike,
each was a fine type of Christian
manhood, widely respected, loved
and mourned.

The Legislature of 1921 author-
ized the appointment by the gov-
ernor and council of a number of
important commissions to consider
state problems and report upon
them, with recommendations, to ,
the next General Court. The con-
servation and development of New
Hampshire water power, co-opera-
tion with other states in the pro-
motion of foreign and domestic
commerce, the improvement of our
unsatisfactory workmen's com-
pensation statute, the dangerous
increase in the ratio of divorces to
marriages, the freeing of the Con-
necticut river toll bridges, the
proper celebration of the 300th an-
niversary, in 1923, of the settlement
of New Hampshire, and the secur-
ing of favorable and profitable pub-
licity for the state are some of the
subjects thus to be taken up. All
of the members of these commis-
sions serve) without pay, so that
acceptance of appointments to
them, with the resultant expendi-
ture of time and energy, becomes
a patriotic duty. It is gratifying
to note the calibre of the men who
have taken places on such of these
commissions as have been named
already, it being expected that the
same high standard will be main-
tained in those yet to be chosen,
and it seems almost certain that
results of value will follow their in-
vestigations and conclusions.



Walter E. Tolles, born in Cl'aremont,
February 14, 1860, the son of Edwin W.
and Harriet E. (Nason) Tolles, died at
Moline, 111., April 13. He was educated
at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and since 1881
had pursued a highly successful business
career at Moline, having been the presi-
dent and general manager of the Moline
Heating and Construction Company since
its incorporation in 1900. He was an in-
corporator and a member of the first
board of directors of the Moline Com-
mercial Club and supported his faith in
the city by extensive property investments
there. Mr. Tolles married, July 8, 1885,

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