The Hamptons Union, January 27, 1910
Vol. II, No. 4
Mrs. Emma Young is having a telephone put in.
Mrs. Edward Ring and son, Muriel, of New London, Conn., are visiting Miss Ethel Ring.
Mr. and Mrs. Webster of Haverhill, Mass., were in town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perkins entertained her brother on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kenniston spent Sunday in Newburyport.
Stanley Bird visited a friend in Boston Sunday.
Miss Mace of Newburyport, Mass., was in town Sunday.
Miss Gladys Young entertained her friends at a chafing dish party Monday evening.
Mr. Mrs. W. H. Carter were in town Tuesday.
Mrs. E. G. Cole and Mrs. Fred Quimby have been visiting friends in Dorchester, Mass.
Mrs. Oliver Towle goes to Lynn, Mass, on Friday to visit her granddaughter.
Miss Anna Chase Batchelder has been spending a week with her grandfather, C. G. Toppan.
Miss Mary C. Toppan is visiting in Roslindale, Mass.
Miss Elvena Hanson visited Haverhill last week.
On Feb. 22 the Ladies' Aid are making preparations to serve a turkey dinner in the town hall from 6 to 8 p.m.. Tickets are fifty cents.
Joseph Y. Patterson of Lynn, is visiting at C. O. Stevens.
At the grange on Friday night, C. O. Stickney, the lecturer, presented a musical program. First was given the origin of "Yankee Doodle," by S. M. Lane, it being followed by three other patriotic hymns, "America," "Star Spangled Banner," and "Hail Columbia." Miss Pollard spoke in a very interesting manner about music, as taught in her school. Dr. Mack played a solo, and responded to an encore. Harmonica solo, drum and triangle by Earle W. Moosehouse, piano accompaniment, Miss Etta Blake.
Splendid audiences greeted the pastor at the Free Baptist church last Sunday. Mr. Phillips warned the people of some of the "Main Traveled Roads of Life," that were not safe to travel, but the "Highway that God has provided for his people is perfectly safe if we keep in it. The highway of holiness that leads to God's throne. There was a goodly number in the Sunday school. There was a good audience in the evening. The subject of the evening service was, "Be of Good Cheer."
The Rev. W. Lincoln Phillips, pastor of the Free Baptist church, Hampton, went to Gonic, N.H., Tuesday noon to be present at a joint session of Free Baptist churches of New Durham Quarterly Meeting and the Rockingham Association. The joint session was held at the Gonic church Rev. F. W. Cummings, pastor. The session began Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 25, and ended Thursday afternoon. An excellent program was provided, the members of both associations participating. The Womans' Missionary society held their meeting Thursday afternoon. They also had an excellent program. This service closed the session. The session was a success from beginning to end, and the people went away happy, well repaid for the effort to be present.
Mrs. Harry Shaw of Weston, Mass., is at her sister-in-law's, Mrs. Austin Johnson, while being treated for a lung trouble by Dr. K. H. Thompson.
Miss Ada Watson of Dorchester, has come to keep house for Mrs. Nelson Blake, while she is on a visit to New York.
Charles E. Lewis of Portsmouth was in town on Sunday attending church services and calling on relatives in the afternoon.
The sleigh ride the young people of Merrimacport were planning to Hampton for Saturday evening has been postponed on account of the condition of the roads.
The Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway has opened its line to Hampton Beach, the first time since the great blizzard and washout of Dec. 26.
Next Sunday evening at seven o'clock in the Congregational chapel of the Congregational church, Mr. Partington will speak on the topic, "Is the Bible Inspired?" It is an interesting subject, and will be fully and freely discussed. There will also be special singing.
Miss Elizabeth Norris will leave on Thursday for a trip south on a visit to her brother in Texas.
Frank Kenniston and wife started on Monday for California, where he intends to remain permanently.
Mrs. John W. York of Kensington was in town on Saturday, calling on her brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Carolyn Ward has invited the members of the Monday club as her guests to the Whittier club on Friday afternoon, when Prof. Griggs will lecture.
Miss Bessie Ross and Charles H. Palmer, both of Hampton, were united in marriage on Jan. 5, 1910, by Rev. J. A. Ross. They will reside in the Josiah Palmer house.
The Sunday School classes of Mrs. Emma Young and Charles O. Stickney held a social in the Webster Chapel on Wednesday evening, all the other members of the school being invited.
At the Free Baptist church Sunday morning at 10:30, the pastor, Rev. W. Lincoln Philliips, will preach from the Theme, "Lessons From the Fate of Belshazzar." The chorus choir will furnish music and the Misses Gladys and Ada Tarlton will sing a duet. Mrs. Annie Garland has charge of the chorus and Miss Ella Lamprey is the church organist and accompanist. Sunday school at the close of the morning service at 11:45. Choir rehearsal directly at the close of the morning service. Sunday evening at 6:30 there will be a special service. Some were disappointed not to see and hear Capt. Dallas W. Cobb, Jr., who was expected last Sunday night. Mr. Cobb has charge of the Salvation Army work at Portsmouth and will come to the Hampton Free Baptist church next Sunday evening. Come and hear him. There will be special music. Mid-week prayer meeting Thursday at 7 o'clock. You will be welcome at all these services. Come and we will do you good.
At the Congregational Church on Sunday morning the pastor preached one of his strong and characteristic sermons from Ps. 46:5, after presenting to the Congregation the amount which the advisory committee of the Congregational body wishes the church to raise this year as their share of the work in the seven benevolent societies of the Congregational board. The apportionment is assigned as follows: American Board,$16.00; Home Missionary Society, $81.00; American Missionary Association, $54.00; Church Building Society, $30.00; Education Society, $30.00; Sunday School and Publishing Society, $15.00; Ministerial Aid, $9.00; total, $300.00. Sunday evening there was a larger attendance than usual and the subject, "Some Weights," was a topic of much profit. In part the pastor said: 'Many a church has been organized and is existing today, not for the purpose of building up God's kingdom on earth, nor for saving souls, but to conserve a creed. That is why there are so many weak churches. All their energies are self centered; all the money they raise is spent on their own church, without a contribution to a missionary enterprise. A church has no more right to live unto itself than a man has, and the church that feeds upon itself will in time starve to death. God never will bless selfishness in men or churches. What we need is a clear vision of a world wide sweep of God's plan and our work in that plan. What are churches for but to make missionaries; what is education for but to educate them; what is commerce for but to carry them; what is money for but to send them. We talk about our need of God; did you ever think of God's need of you? Who is to save China, Africa, India and Korea if God's children do not pour their prayers and money into the churches treasury as never before. All the world is looking to America for light and existence."
A sad drowning accident happened in Hampton Sunday afternoon in the Hampton river, when Merle Flanders, nineteen years of age, in company with Rena Carbonneau, seventeen years of age, from Boston, went out in a boat. The young people started out for a pleasure ride in the morning, and when at night they failed to return, their parents became alarmed and started in search for them. Late in the afternoon, the boat drifted in and their revealed the sad fact of the double drowning. It is not definitely known how the drowning occurred, but it is thought probable that the boat became entangled some way with the floating ice cakes which were numerous in the river, caused by the breaking up of the ice by the warm weather. Parties have been at work searching for the bodies, but late Monday night they had not been recovered. The only trace was the hat of Flanders, which came in with the tides since the accident. The lad was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Flanders, who reside in the Conant house on the Guinea road, and was a well-known and popular boy of the town. At Hampton Falls depot they were seen on a cake of ice by Mrs. Charles Brown, but she did not watch to see what they were going to do.
The body of the girl, who was drowned on Sunday morning with Merle Flanders, was found washed ashore in front of Cutler's on Tuesday.
The new dentist, Dr. Tibbetts, is receiving some patronage since he opened his office at Hotel Whittier.
Last Wednesday Miss Clara J. Powers entertained some ladies to lunch.
The Hampton House had a narrow escape from being destroyed by fire last Thursday, when the carpet in some way became ignited by the fireplace. After a hard fight, the fire was finally extinguished, fortunately without causing much damage.