Vol. II, No. 15
Merle Flander's Body Found On Hampton Marshes
The body of Merle Flanders, 18 years old, son of Leslie Flanders, of Hampton, who was drowned Sunday, Jan. 23, was found Saturday afternoon in the Hampton marshes at 4:30 o'clock by Gilbert Harris of Hampton. The father was notified, and although the body was badly decomposed, he recognized it because of its general contour, together with some jewels found in the clothes, as that of his son.
Medical Referee Wallace D. Walker of Portsmouth was also notified, and he ordered the body removed to the father's home.
Sunday, Jan. 24, Rena Carbonneau, 18 years old, a housemaid in the home of Flanders, left the house in the company of young Flanders, to take a boat ride. In order to reach the landing where the boat was tied, it was necessary to cross the Taylor river, which they attempted to do by jumping on a cake of ice, and this was the last seen of them, until three days later, the girl's body was found a few rods below. From that time a general search has been kept up for the body of the missing Flanders.
Fred H. Thompson has returned from Camden, Me.
Miss Bessie Redman was a visitor in town last week.
Miss Blanche Corson of Rochester has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Cora Lane, the past week.
The new pastor of the Methodist church is expected to arrive in town Friday next.
Mrs. Isaac Glines and Mrs. John P. Blake spent one day in Haverhill this week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Tilton are stopping at their cottage for a week.
Mrs. Warren Drew has been visiting her mother in Rochester this week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Poor of Rowley were visiting her brother, M. W. Littlefield, over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Worcester of Haverhill were visiting Mrs. Frank Merritt over Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. Fernald spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Drew last week.
Miss Belle Ford of the Bellevilla is here for the season.
George Ashworth of the Avon is here for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Drew will entertain the Q & Q whist club next Saturday night.
The Rev. Ina Partington will preach in Rye on Sunday, April 17, in exchange with the Rev. Mr. Barber
Mrs. Newcomb spent Tuesday in Boston leaving Miss Roberts in charge of her store.
Miss Isabelle W. Stuart was a visitor in Exeter on Monday.
The Q & Q whist party met with Mrs. Frank Merritt last Saturday night. The prizes were won by Miss Florence Elwell, Mrs. D. A. Munsey, and Thomas Sanborn. A delicious lunch was served by the hostess.
Miss Gross was a visitor in Boston on Thursday, lunching with Mrs. Crosby in Hampton Court.
Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt has returned from a visit to Salem and Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morehouse of Boston, Mass., have been visiting Mrs. Fred H. Thompson and Mrs. B. D. Morehouse on the Exeter road.
Jacob A. Carlisle of Exeter is erecting an attractive cottage at Hampton North Beach upon the tract of land recently opened up by the town for building purposes.
Mrs. Sarah J. Mason, who has been quite ill at the Hampton House, is some better. She is attended by Dr. Smith.
Among the many new horses that have arrived in town is a fine Draught horse, owned by George Barbour.
Mrs. Alvin Brown, who has just had a serious operation performed in the Exeter Cottage Hospital, has returned home, and is doing well.
Mrs. Oliver Godfrey is away on a three week's visit in Wollaston, Auburndale, Concord and Waltham, Mass.
Oliver Hobbs and Joseph Blake severed their connection with the B. & M. railroad on Saturday. Mr. Hobbs is working for the town and Mr. Blake is working for Irving Leavitt.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Ross were invited guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Buswell of Salisbury, Mass., on Tuesday. Mrs. Ross attended two concerts in Newburyport, Mass., with Mrs. Buswell during the day. The one given by the Boston Festival orchestra was very fine.
Ernest G. Cole lost a valuable horse on Friday, caused by a rupture. The horse was perfectly reliable and willing and added to this, very noble in appearance. Mr. Cole has the sympathy of all and it is hoped he will be able to replace the horse who it has been said was the finest work horse that ever came to this town.
Mrs. Seavey Blake, Mrs. Frank Brown, Mrs. Charles Brown, Miss Ray Blake, Miss Sadie B. Lane, and Mrs. Charles Batchelder were visitors to Newburyport on Tuesday and with the exception of Mrs. Blake attended the Choral Union Rehearsal at noon.
What came near being a very disastrous fire was averted by Jeremiah Hobbs' neighbors on Tuesday. Children going home from school saw the roof of Mr. Hobbs' residence on fire and notified the neighbors, who responded and put out the fire. It caught from sparks of a burning chimney and quite a blaze was in progress when discovered.
No one should miss the opportunity of hearing Mr. Alcuzar on Sunday evening, and we hope that he may be well received and rewarded as last year. Mr. Alcuzar was much pleased with his visit to Hampton last year, and it is an honor to us to again be permitted to entertain this talented young Jew, who, but for his father, would now be one of the leading rabbis of Jerusalem.
Rev. J. A. Ross is spending the week in New Gloucester. Mr. Ross' first pastorate was in that town and when he married Mrs. Ross, May 23, 1860, they went to New Gloucester to begin their married life, almost half of which has been spent in Hampton, and Mr. W. T. Ross was born there. Mr. Ross was invited to preach there upon Sunday, April 10, and to remain to the roll call upon Wednesday.
Miss Rose Deitrich entertained her father upon Sunday.
Miss Edith Haselton has been obliged to give up her work in Hotel Whittier because of her mother's illness. Dr. Smith is the physician in charge.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mack of Boston were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Mack last Saturday and Sunday.
There was a double marriage at the Congregational parsonage Saturday evening of parties out of town.
The Rev. J. A. Ross will preach in Kensington on Sunday.
Miss Grace Williams spent the week end with her brother, Myron Williams, in Waltham, Mass, and enjoyed the visit greatly.
Mrs. Albert Church was in Lawrence, Mass., several days last week.
John Colby Blake has placed two dormer windows on the south side of his residence.
Mrs. Samuel Weare has gone to Boston to be operated upon for tumors. Most of these operations are successful, yet one's friends always feel very anxious until danger is passed. Mrs Weare's friends hope for her speedy recovery.
Frank Bristol and family are going to visit Mr. Bristol's family in New York. They have had their telephone removed, as their visit will extend over several weeks.
Stewart Nye is driving a fine roadster and handsome carriage. Mr. Nye handles the reins like an expert.
Mrs. Ellen J. Burke was elected a member of the Ladies Relief Crops on Wednesday.
Albert Brown and Willard Emery have entered an automobile shop in Boston to learn the mechanism of different models of autos and to become skilled and licensed chauffeurs.
Mrs. Alice Thompson will entertain the Monday club upon April 18. There are only a few more meetings of the club this year, which the ladies regret very much, as the meetings are very pleasant and helpful. Since joining the New Hampshire Federation the members feel that the club is now on a firm foundation.
The Belief crops entertainment on Friday evening was a success both socially and financially. The farce, "The Wrong Package," was very pleasing, as was also the orchestral music. During the games ice cream and cake were served. A number of school teachers from Boston who were boarding at the hotel enlivened the social hour.
Four sisters, Mrs. Abbot Young, Mrs. Samuel Godfrey, Mrs. Ida Philbrick of Portsmouth and Mrs, John Warner of North Hampton went to Ipswich, Mass, on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of their brother, Mr. Marden. They had a most delightful visit and enjoyed the reunion thoroughly.
William T. Ross, civil engineer, has contracted for the construction of an extensive piece of breakwater at Hampton Beach, which is to be wholly of concrete and rock. The section built by Mr. Ross last year was the only portion to withstand the tidal wave of last winter, and it is believed that when the present work is completed there will be little or no damage from winter storms. The state will bear a portion of the expense this year.
Mr. James D. L. Janvrin and Miss Gladys Young went to Boston on Sunday to visit Mr. Janvrin's father, who is convalescent from a critical operation. Mrs. Janvrin went up on Tuesday and brought back a very favorable report.
Mrs. Annie Gookin Smith is in the Anna Jacques hospital in Newburyport, undergoing an operation for appendicitis and tumors.
Workmen in the employ of Kelley Bros., of Haverhill, arrived this morning to begin work upon the foundation for the new public library, the gift of Howard G. Lane.
There will be a Birthday Social at the Free Baptist vestry Friday evening, April 22nd, with a literary program for entertainment. Admission free to all. Ice cream and cake will be on sale.
Mr. Frank Mason is having fine success in his management of the Franklin house. He has twenty-two boarders at present, and many transients, who are served fine dinner for thirty-five cents.
Miss. Augusta Waters of Boston is visiting Mrs. Howard G. Lane. Miss Waters was given six week's absence by the hospital authorities because of depleted health. Four weeks she has spent recuperating at Sunnybank Hospital in Watertown, Mass.