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When came such crashing bolts that voice
None in that hour was heard, Sight e'en was blinded, only sobs
At times the silence stirred.
Expected all to hear the crash
Would set their spirits free, First wind, then forked fire, had torn
To shreds the nearest tree.
What is a sonnet? 'Tis a little bell
Like that which from the altar sends its sound, | Or that which says your guest your door hath found.
When, all at once, fair Rosalie,
The little four-year-old, Said, “Father, look! I see her come
Enclosed in gleaming gold!”
WHAT DID THEY SAY?
MARGHERITA ARLINA HAMM.
FATIGUED by numerous calls of late,
“Say I'm not in,” the lady said. “What did they?" the lady prayed,
As from the door returned the maid. “Each in a breath the same thing said,"
Replied the maid, 'How fortunate!'”
IN WHAT MOOD ?
“ALLZEIT LRÖHLICH IST GEFAHRlich."
He who is always gay is oft in danger,
ISS MARGHERITA ARLINA HAMM was
born in Montreal, Canada. She is a descendant from a long line of scholarly ancestors. Among her forefathers were literary men, theologians and soldiers. She has in her veins the best blood of southern France. Her maternal grandfather was Rev. Harold Jean Spencer, a prominent Episcopalian clergyman, who was the author of several widely-known pamphlets of the controversial order. Her paternal grandfather was General Pierre Hamm, a leader in the Liberal party in Montreal, Canada. Miss Hamm was only thirteen years of age when she began to write for the newspapers. She found her first regular position on the Boston Herald, and for four years she did all kinds of work on that journal. She then went to New York and joined the staff of the World.
Among her notable work was an interview with i Mr. Cleveland on the tariff question, in 1889, which
was cabled to the London, Eng , Times. Another well-known achievement was her Bar Harbor interview with Mr. Blaine. She has done much “special ” work for most of the New York dailies and at the same time corresponded for a number of western journals. She conducted the women's department of the United Press Literary Budget. Besides her prose work, covering everything in the line of daily journalism, Miss Hamm is a writer of much graceful verse, and her poems have appeared in Current Literature, Youth's Companion, New England Magazine and other leading periodicals. Wherever and whenever brought into direct rivalry with male journalists, she had shown her ability to do the work far better than most of the men, and as well as the best of them. In political work she has been very successful.
Η. Α. Τ.
What then? Combine them all, be cheerful
There is a beauty in the early prime
- The Battle Forest.
THE SILENT WITNESS.