The Hamptons Union, July 14, 1910
Vol. II, No. 28
Mrs. Seavey Blake is entertaining her cousin, Mrs. Young.
Ralph Baker of Revere, Mass., was a weekend guest of Miss Dorothy Cole.
The Misses Flora and Josephine Joplin went to Amherst, Mass., on Monday. They expect to spend the month in attendance at a summer school.
Mrs. Ashworth, mother of George Ashworth, died at the beach on Tuesday. Mr. Jones had charge of the funeral arrangements and sent the remains to Haverhill, Mass., on Tuesday afternoon for burial.
Hon. C.F. French of Boston and Waltham with three sons was a guest of William T. Ross on Monday and Tuesday. Mr. French is touring in his auto to Northport, Me., where he will meet the rest of his family and spend a three weeks' vacation.
Tuesday afternoon of this week Rev. Lincoln Phillips and wife, Misses Fannie and Lillian, Mrs. Jones and Mr. Chandler took a trolley ride to Portsmouth, via Hampton Beach, North Beach, Rye, etc. It was a beautiful trip and much enjoyed. Beautiful for situation.
L.E. chandler and his daughter, Mrs. Lura Jones, of Weld, Franklin county, Maine, arrived in Hampton last Friday afternoon for a two weeks' visit at the Free Baptist parsonage. Mrs. Jones is Mrs. Phillips' mother and Mr. Chandler, who is hale and hearty, is Mrs. Phillips' grandfather. Mr. Chandler is in his 83rd year.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips Philbrick of Kansas City, Mo., are expected at the Hotel Whittier this week.
The lawn party to be given by the What-so-ever mission circle on Wednesday has been postponed until Friday, July 15. It will be held upon Ernest G. Cole's lawn instead of upon Howard G. Lane's.
At the Free Baptist church next Saturday morning, the pastor Rev. W. Lincoln Phillips will preach from the theme, "The Kingdom to Seek." The choir will sing for an opening selection an anthem entitled, "Sing Alleluia, Praise ye His Name." Miss Ada Tarlton will sing the solo. Sunday school at the close of the morning service. Choir rehearsal directly at the close of Sunday school. A half dozen more good singers are needed. Who will volunteer? Praise, prayer and social service at 7 o'clock, subject, "Faith and Force." There will be special music. Come and help us with the music and help in the service. Mid week prayer and social meeting Thursday evening at 7:30.
The following officers of Winnecummett Council, No. 3 Jr., O. U. A. M. were installed by Deputy State Councilor, Roland Emery; vice councilor Oliver Hobbs; conductor, William Blake; warden Roscoe Palmer; recording secretary, Stephen Hobbs; assistant recording secretary, Randall Young; treasurer, Henry Emery; inside sentinel, Charles Palmer; outside sentinel, Fred Hankin; representatives to State Council Ernest Towle; Stephen Hobbs, Henry Emery and Herbert Perkins.
There will be a lawn party give by the ladies of the Free Baptist society on the spacious grounds of the church and parsonage next Tuesday afternoon and evening. If stormy it will be Wednesday afternoon and evening. Ice cream, cake, lemonade, homemade candy, pop corn and aprons will be for sale.
One evening last week the Phillips family were invited to spend the evening at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Dana Garland. A very happy surprise was given Mr. and Mrs. Phillips. About 8:30 Mr. and Mrs. Brooks of Medford Mass., with their two daughters, Ruth and Mildred, appeared upon the scene. Mrs. Brooks, (nee Miss Birdie Townsend), and Miss Winnie Jones, now Mrs. Phillips, were members of a choir at East Wilton, Maine. Light refreshments were served and a very enjoyable evening was passed.
During the past year an unusual number of our oldest and most esteemed residents have finished their course on earth and have been removed by the hand of death. Among those, few will be more deeply mourned and more sadly missed than Mr. Samuel W. Dearborn, who passed away last Friday evening. The esteem and popularity he enjoyed while living was based on no unreal foundation. His sound judgment and executive ability made him useful in a high degree, his kind heart and genial disposition attracted friends, and his loyalty to his friends bound them ever and ever more closely to him. Mr. Dearborn was a lifelong resident of Hampton, having been born here July 1835, the son of John Dearborn and Mary Anne Towle. He was twice married, first to Sarah O. Mason who died Dec. 19, 1884, the issue of this marriage being two sons, one dying in infancy, and the second, Clarence M. Dearborn, passing away very suddenly Oct. 27, 1909, leaving one son, Elmore Dearborn. The death of his son was a sad blow to Mr. Dearborn, and one from which he could not recover. Mr. Dearborn married secondly Miss Arabella S. Taylor, Sept. 21, 1885, who survives him. Mr. Dearborn was a successful businessman, and in addition to his principal business of building and dealing in lumber was identified with numerous other business operations among them being the Hampton Water Works and Hampton Beach Improvement Co. He was a member of the Masonic Order of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Grand Army of the Republic, to which lodges he was faithful and loyal member, having perhaps the warmest place in his heart for the last named order. While Mr. Dearborn has been in failing health for several years his sudden death came a shock to his family and friends and the sympathy of the community goes out to his bereaved widow. The great throng of relatives and friend who gathered at his funeral last Monday afternoon, and their silent testimony of beautiful floral offerings, making his resting place a bower of flowers, testified to the esteem in which he was held.
Suddenly face to face,
Suddenly into the mystic vale,
Into the holy place.
Suddenly out of the darkness,
Out of a shadowed day,
Suddenly into the fadeless dawn,
The perfect light always.
A sudden dropping of burdens,
Sudden ceasing of sigh,
The sudden hush of a dear, dear voice,
A sudden song on high.
Standing so close to the portal,
One word-one low, swift "come."
And suddenly we may absent be-
Absent, because at home."
The funeral obsequies were held in his late home on Monday afternoon, and were conducted by Mr. Ross and Mr. Partington. The bearers were Mr. Hugh Brown and Mr. Warren Batchelder, representing the Odd Fellows; Mr. Lewis Perkins and Mr. Horace Lane, representing the Masons, and Mr. William Lane and Mr. John Gilman, representing the Grand Army.
The death of Mrs. W. Harrison Hobbs at her home in this village on Sunday evening July 10, 1910, filled the hearts of her family and friends with deep grief, and caused friends and associates in many homes to sympathize with them in their loss. In the death of Mrs. Hobbs this neighborhood loses a useful and progressive member and the loss of her presence and her work in her home and in the Congregational church, of which she was a devoted member, creates a vacancy widely felt and deeply deplored. The deceased was born Nov. 30, 1850, the daughter of Jonathan Godfrey and Theodata Hobbs, being one of fifteen children, twelve of whom survive her, and sadly mourn for a beloved sister and the break in the circle so long unbroken. Mrs. Hobbs has been in delicate health for several years, but the final stroke came in the fall of 1909 when it was learned that tuberculosis had laid its deadly hand upon her. She has been confined to her home since that time, and as her pastor said in his remarks, although deprived of going where she wished to go, or doing what she longed to do, and being racked with pain, she bore all the pain and disappointment unmurmuringly, leaving behind her a testimony to the power of Christianity. Mrs. Hobbs was a woman of sterling Christian character and we can all testify to her unfailing love for the ancient church in which she was baptized, and where she has often received the Sacramental memorials of her Savior's dying love. Mrs. Hobbs was married to Mr. Washington Hobbs, and eight children blessed this union, who have grown to called her blessed and can look back upon her life as a beautiful memory. The children are Mrs. Howard G. Lane, Mr. Webster Hobbs, Mrs. George Philbrook, Mrs. Benjamin Colvin, Mr. Warren Hobbs, Mr. Winfield Hobbs, Miss Lucy F. Hobbs, who died in April 1903 and Miss Helen Hobbs. The sympathy of friends is extended to the husband and children so sorely bereaved, but resting upon the assurance that the mother has entered the eternal rest that remaineth for the people of God. Funeral services were held at her late residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 and also at the Congregational church at 3 o'clock, where the large number present testified to the esteem in which her memory is held. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Partington and Mr. Ross, who very plainly and consistently set forth the exemplary life and character they had found in their association with the deceased, as her pastors and friends, and realized the loss to her family, her church and the people. The remains reposed in a steel gray casket, entirely covered and surrounded by the flowers she loved. The pallbearers were Mr. Jonathan Garland, M. Lewis Perkins, Mr. Frank Marston and Mr. William T. Ross.
Who is Present, and What is Going on at this Popular Resort?
A Japanese tea room and ice cream parlor has been opened this season in the Casino in the room formerly devoted to the laughing gallery. The room is prettily fitted with Japanese hangings, and is one of the points of the beach.
Dr. George H. Bunker and Mrs. Bunker of Haverhill, and formerly of Pittsfield are at their new cottage for a stay of a few days.
Daniel Mowles and family have been spending several days at the beach, the guests of Mr. Mowle's sister, Mrs. John Fleming, at her cottage. Mr. Mowles had the distinction of landing the largest flounder caught here this season, his specimen weighting nearly ten pounds, which is a record catch.
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wagner of Manchester are among the recent arrivals here for quite an extended stay.
Mr. and Mrs. George Thurston of Nashua are among the vacationists here.
Gen. R.E. Graves and Mrs. Graves of Newmarket are spending a short time at the Ocean house.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Porter and family of Manchester are among the vacationists here during the month of July.
George E. Willis of Exeter is sojourning at the north shore for a stay of a fortnight or longer.
Harold Locke of Manchester is spending his vacation with a party of friends at the beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lamb and family of Concord are recreating here for a stay of two or three weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Nelson and family of Manchester are spending the month of July at their summer home at the North beach, where they are entertaining a number of friends.
Miss Emma Gilbert of Suncook has been passing a portion of the week at the seashore as the guest of Miss Irene Garland of Manchester, who is spending the summer season at the Fairview house.
George E. Cook and Miss Anna M. Cook of Durham are enjoying a number of days at this resort.
George Toby of Nashua is rusticating here for a few days.
Dr. Franz Leyonburg of Manchester has been spending a portion of the week at this resort, where he was formerly night watchman at the Ocean house, casino and adjoining property. Dr. Leyonburg during the past year has been associated with a large Boston hospital, and he will commence to practice in his home city.
E. H. Haywood of Nashua is sojourning at the Beach.
Mrs. Alvah W. Sargent of Newton is included among the recent arrivals at this resort.
The baseball game played on the casino oval on Saturday afternoon was witnessed by a small crowd of spectators, the contesting aggregation being the Bradford Athletic club and the Amesbury Y.M.C.A. The score resulted 13 to 5, in favor of the Amesburys.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Dowd and family of Nashua are among the recent vacationists passing a short time at the Beach.
W. E. Cummings and George Cummings of Manchester have been guests at the Ocean house.
Mr. and Mrs. William Patterson of Long Beach, Cal., and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Matthews of Weelock, Virginia, are recent arrivals here for a stay of a few days at the Ocean house. The party is making a tour of the country by motor, and at present is doing the New England coast resorts. The return will be made through Vermont and New York.
Miss Mary Seaver of Danville is spending a portion of the week at the seashore.
Miss Edith Young has returned to Amesbury after a few days here.
Postmaster Charles H. Hoyt and family of Haverhill were among the Sunday visitors.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newcomb entertained Sunday, Dr. G. E. Whitten and Miss Belle Patch of Haverhill.
Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Kelley of Haverhill enjoyed the opening days of the week at this resort.
Burton Locke of Amesbury is among the recent arrivals here for a short stay.
Miss Mary Curtis of Newburyport has been the guest of friends recently.
At the Fairview house some of the guests registered at Miss Mollie O'Brien, Miss Annie J. Mahoney, Manchester; C.E. Reed, Haverhill; W.P. Wright and wife, North Abington; Mrs. C. E. Corliss, Amesbury; E. H. Davis and wife, Laconia.
Miss Bertha Mitchell of Exeter is sojourning at the beach for a few days.
At the Ocean House guests now registered are: H. L. Blanchard and wife, Brookline; Miss Helen A. Crowley, Miss Julia E. Creed, Bradford; E. A. Adams and wife, Newburyport; M. H. Smith and wife, G. E. Burpee and wife, Boston; Miss Alice Cole, Red Bank, N.J.; C. H. Kimball and wife, Amesbury; F. E. Porter and wife, Lowell; Miss Belle Trainor, Lawrence.
At the Hill Crest Inn some of the recent guests registered: G. W. Warren, Bradford; G. H. Seaver, Miss Grace A. Seaver, Lawrence; E. G. Wilkinson, W. G. Wilkinson, Brookline; Miss Mary Hill, Haverhill; C. E. Nichols, Newburyport.
J. H. Hanlon of Boston is spending the month with his family here.
Guests registered at the Belle Villa Hotel are: F. R. Shinnick, George F. Welden, Lawrence; Mrs. C. H. Taylor, Canaan; Mill Lillian Smith, Newmarket; Miss Beulah A. Rolfe, Malden; H. E. Rich, Amesbury.
Next Week's Program at the Beach Theatre
Next week's bill at Hampton Beach Casino will be a Western Idyl set to music and entitled "The Pride of the Ranch." The play is a three act musical comedy with scenes laid in "the Golden West." The story is of a breezy western style that for the time being, transports the audience to rolling prairies of the land of the setting sun and will prove a pleasant change from the stereotyped mythical Island usually selected for the scenes of musical comedy. The lines are full of bright comedy and the music tuneful and catchy. The cast will include Tem Whyte in one of the principal comedy roles assisted by the full strength of the excellent company now playing at the Casino. The bill will be staged under the direction of Mr. Whyte, which fact alone is an assurance of an excellent performance. "The Pride of the Ranch" will be given every afternoon and evening next week starting Monday, July 18.
To the Voters of the Twenty First Senatorial District:
The town of Hampton has not been represented in the State Senate since 1834, although it is the second largest town in the district.
Hampton has not been well treated in this matter; has your town? Hampton has never failed to support Republican senatorial candidates with large majorities. Moreover, a time has come in New Hampshire, when the people are demanding clean, able and independent men to fill their offices, who will use their influence for the benefit of the whole people.
The Republican Town Committee of Hampton takes pleasure in putting forward their fellow townsman, Mr. Howard G. Lane, as a candidate for the Senate in the Twenty-first District, whose consent has been obtained by a great deal of persuasion.
Mr. Lane is a native of Hampton and life long Republican; he has been the town treasurer for ten years, and was elected to the Legislature in 1908 by the largest vote ever received in the town.
If nominated and elected to the Senate we are confident that Mr. Lane, in a larger field, will duplicate the splendid legislative record that has been so satisfactory to his townspeople.
In the past the people of the state have not had much to say in choosing their candidates; this year, on September 6, they will vote for them direct, by a secret ballot.
Mr. Lane's name will be on that ballot.
CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, SECRETARY, HAMPTON, N.H. JULY 14, 1910.
CARD OF THANKS
To all kind friends who so lovingly assisted me in my recent trouble and bereavement I extend sincere thanks.
MRS. S. W. DEARBORN