Vol. II, No. 2
J. Herbert Philbrick has filled his ice house this week with a fair qualtity of ice.
Curtis DeLancey will begin Monday to fill his ice houses, weather permitting.
John H. Page has sold his house on High street and taken up his residence in the Reuben Lamprey house on the Beach road.
Charles W. Ross has been has been laid up with a severe cold.
Webster D. Hobbs has been visiting for a week at his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Harrison Hobbs.
Mrs. Wilkinson of Salem, Mass., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Joplin.
Mrs. John G. Cutler, who was recently threatened with pneumonia, is fast returning to health.
John Southwick, who badly fractured his wrist at the fire which destroyed the Radcliffe, has now practically recovered from the injury.
The union meetings closed at the Methodist Church last Friday evening. The services were of a very high order, helpful and elevating.
Mrs. Samuel D.Felker of Rochester, president of the "Womans' Club," was in town Tuesday visiting her cousins, Mrs. Samuel Poor and Mrs. Philbrick.
At the Hampton Free Baptist Church next Sunday morning, Rev. W. Lincoln Phillips, pastor, will preach from the theme "The Great Self Sacrifice and its Purpose." Sunday School at the close of the morning service at 11:45. Each member of the school is to look after the absent ones, especially those who are ill.
Miss Helene Roberts and Miss Fannie Phillips, students at Robinson seminary, Exeter, visited the grammar school here last Wednesday afternoon.
The congregations at the Free Baptist Church are increasing in numbers and interest. Mr. Phillips used for his subject last Sunday "Christ, the Master-Workman, Christ the Master-Teacher, Christ, a Perfect Saviour." The Sunday School is reported to be the largest for years and yet there is room for more. Sunday evening, the subject was "The Beauty of Service." There was good music, many prayers, testimonies and several new voices were heard.
Enoch P. Young, who was taken to the state hospital at Concord about ten days ago, died in that institution Tuesday and his body was brought here for burial Wednesday evening. The deceased was born July 3, 1824, and during his long life of nearly eighty-six years has held many positions of trust and prominence in town affairs. He was a blacksmith by trade, and was also agent for a New Hampshire fire insurance company. He was twice married, his wives being sisters, and daughters of the Rev. Gideon Cook of West Kennebunk, Me. Seven children were born by his first wife, only one of which, Mrs. Frank P. Brown, survives.
Rev. G. C. Waterman of Laconia spent Tuesday night with his daughter, Miss Jessie Waterman, who is at present making her home with Mrs. C. O. Stevens.
A familiar figure in town for many years past has been Judge Sylvester Dana of Concord, whose death occurred last week. Judge Dana was in his 94th year, but retained his faculties in a remarkable degree. He was the oldest graduate of Dartmouth college in point of years. Mr. Dana is a cousin of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, and her sister, Miss Seavey, and many who have met the judge and wife here, will miss a great pleasure. He was a gentleman of the old school, courteous to all, honest and upright in all his ways. His presence was like a benediction. Would there were more like him.
Miss Phebe H. Patterson and Mr. James Vivian Knox of Lynn, Mass., were entertained Sunday by Mrs. C. O. Stevens.
Wm. Walton of West Somerville was at Elmwood last Sunday.
Miss Irene Trefethen is visiting in Jersey City, where she will remain until April.
Notice has been received of the death of Mrs. Sarah J. Dow in Midland, Mich. Mrs. Dow was the widow of Joseph Henry Dow, son of Deacon Joseph Dow, who wrote our town history. Mr. and Mrs. Dow lived in the west many years, since 1898 in Midland. Mr. Dow died in 1901. There are three children, one son and two daughters. One daughter is unmarried, and with her aunt, Miss Maria H. Dow, of this town, lived with, and tenderly cared for the mother. Mrs. Dow was a most estimable woman, and leaves many friends to mourn her loss.
Clinton W. Berry has accepted a position in an automobile factory in Amesbury
There are reports of merry slides in the vicinity of Windmill Corner.
Mrs. B. J. Berry of Lynn, Mass., maid, and friend, Mrs. Kimball of Portsmouth, spent Saturday at Mrs. C. O. Stevens.
The skating on the Car Barn Pond is attracting large numbers from all the towns in this vicinity, as well as this village. The Pond was flooded by the street railroad for this purpose, and will be brilliantly lighted each night by electric lights during the skating season.
Rev. Mr. Partington exchanged pulpits with Rev. Mr. Mevis of North Hampton on Sunday morning. Mr. Mevis preached very acceptably from the text found in 1 Tim. 4:12.
Mrs. Jane Atkinson has taken winter quarters at Greta Hall for the remainder of the season.
Miss Augusta Blake was in Boston over Sunday.
David J. Lamprey is cutting ice on the Nilus Pond. People in that vicinity are filling their ice houses.
The Monday club will give a musicale at the home of Mrs. Ross on Jan. 17. The noted soprano, Miss Asunta Michilini of Boston will be present to sing; also, Mrs. Buswell, pianist, and Miss True, violinist, of Salisbury, Mass.
A baby daughter weighing nine pounds is the latest arrival at Mr. and Mrs. Elmer King's, born last Tuesday.
Batchelder and Berry's saw mill is employing hands to such an extent it looks as is the season for sawing would be a long one. Logs are being brought in from all around. Christopher Toppan is having the lumber for his new house sawed there. Teams are going in all directions, heavily freighted with the sawed lumber, and an immense amount of it is be to seen piled high along the roadside and far back into the land situated above William Redman's on High Street, the mill also being located on that street just below the Five Corners, which is certainly an admirable location.
Nathaniel Spinney is enjoying the rigor of winter weather, as usual, being as hale and hearty as if he did not expect to be eighty-three years old next August. He is sawing, and splitting wood, during the present week at Mrs. John Pearl's, and all about the neighborhood and town the greater part of the time. His friends speak of his energy as being quite remarkable and know, every one of them, he is never easy unless at work.
On the very stormy day of last week Mrs. Berry ventured out of town to attend the funeral at T. G. Moulton's, Hampton Falls, of Mrs. Annie Sanborn, who had long been a very great friend of Mrs. Berry's and whose father had been the esteemed physician of the whole family for thirty-eight years.
Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt is rapidly recovering from the effects of her serious accident of some time ago, and is at last able to be out. She owes her speedy recovery to the efficient high temperature treatment given by Dr. Mack.
Sunday evening the union mass meeting, which was to have been held on Dec. 26, will be held in the town hall on Sunday evening Jan. 16. Dr. Kneeland of Boston will make the address and it is hoped many will avail themselves of the opportunity as he has something interesting to say to all. A very attractive feature of the evening will be the music. The service will begin promptly at seven o'clock with singing by the grammar school children, under the direction of Miss Julia Locke, who will give the following selections: John G. Whittier's hymn, "Through the Shadows;" The Heavens Shone Forth; duet, Rubert Lindsey, Ada Tarlton. The Phillips family will also furnish instrumental music. A collection will be taken to aid in the work which Dr. Kneeland represents. All are invited to attend.
Quite a goodly number attended the Teachers Training Class held at the Advent church last Monday evening. The Rev. Ina Partington, pastor of the Congregational church took charge of the class, who handled it in an able and pleasing manner. The next meeting of the class will be at the Free Baptist vestry the second Monday on February the 14th. The lesson will be a review of the first two lessons and the next two lessons as far as the book of Joshua. If the evening is very stormy, the class will meet the following Monday evening at the same time and place. All Sunday school superintendents, assistants, teachers are expected to be present. Plan to come.
East Rockingham Pomona grange held a special meeting here Wednesday with Ocean Side grange at the town hall. A closed session was held at ten o'clock in the forenoon, when the fifth degree was conferred in full. At the public meeting in the afternoon officers of the Pomona and Ocean Side granges were installed by Albion G. Weeks of Rochester, assisted by Miss Edith A. Ball and Miss Nancy G. Foss. The lecturer, Mrs. Nellie G. Lake, arranged the following program: Prayer, the Rev. Lincoln Phillips; music, Phillips family orchestra; address of welcome, Edward J. Brown, master of Ocean Side grange; response, Charles W. Barker of Exeter, master of Pomona grange; piano solo, Miss Ardella ston of Mar [text ommitted from the original here] Rye; vocal solo, Miss Edith Ball of Rochester. The question for discussion was, "What can we Have at our Pomona Meetings This Year to Increase the Attendance of the Men?" by Frederick Pickering of Newington; Charles H. Brackett of Greenland and Mrs. Edna Neal of Newfields. The meeting closed with a vocal duet by Helen Batchelder and Carrie Blake of Hampton.
James W. Blake tapped 820 pairs of shoes in 1909 at his repair shop on the beach road.