Vol. II, No. 31
Mrs. William Morgan and son, who have been visiting Mr. Morgan, Mrs. Morgan's father in law, for the last two months, returned to their home in Boston on Wednesday.
The Misses Adelaide and Ruth Perkins are visiting their parents, the Rev. and Mrs. B. F. Perkins. Carl Perkins was a weekend visitor in the same home.
Miss French, a former teacher in the high school, is the guest of Miss Anna May Cole. Miss French endeared herself to all who knew her in Hampton and is always a welcome guest in town.
The Missionary meeting of the Congregational society held its meeting in the pleasant home and on the grounds of Mrs. Henry Perkins. There was a large number present and a very bounteous picnic lunch was served. The program was in charge of Miss Cole.
The Rev. Inor Partington has arranged exchanges during the month of August. The first Sunday Mr. Partington will exchange with Mr. Quimby of Exeter, the second with Mr. McLaughlin, the third with Mr. Wilkins and the fourth with Mr. Savage of Hampton Falls.
Mr. Inor Partington has gone for a month's rest and recreation to a small town just outside of Concord.
E.C. Dennett of Boston, Mass., is the guest of his sister, Mrs. W. B. Mack.
Mrs. Ida Vose Woodbury gave a most instructive and stirring address in the Congregational church on Sunday morning upon the Negro problems and the situation of mountains whites.
Mrs. Ellie Cook received many words of commendation from the visitors to the District meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps. It is rather unusual for the President to commit even the Ritualistic work, but Mrs. Cook not only had that letter perfect but also the order of the work, so that she was not obliged to even open her ritual.
Howard G. Lane is expecting his uncle, Charles H. Lane, with his wife and daughter here this week. Mr. Lane lives in the west, but is now returning from a trip around the world, upon which they started last October.
Morning worship at the Free Baptist church next Sunday morning at 10:30, with sermon by the pastor, Rev. Lincoln Phillips. Theme "Whose Image and Superscription?" The choir will sing an anthem entitled "God be Merciful," by M.L. McPhall, a practical and effective number. The Sunday school will meet at the close of the morning service at 11:45. All are invited to study God's word in the Bible school. There will be evening service of praise, prayer and testimony at seven o'clock. Come in and help us and get help yourself. The Phillips family orchestra will play an opening selection and lead the praise service. The subject of the meeting will be, "What the Bible Teaches about Heaven." You are most cordially invited. Strangers and summer visitors will be welcome. "I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord."
Tony Palmerea is boarding at Hotel Whittier.
Mrs. Elizabeth Clark of North Hampton, a sophomore of Hampton academy and a class mate of Miss Lillian Phillips, called at the parsonage one day last week.
On Friday of last week the Free Baptist church of Newmarket held it annual picnic at Stratham Hill Park. Mrs. Phillips and Miss Fannie went from Hampton to the park on the electric cars, via Exeter. Mr. Phillips and Miss Lillian went on their wheels via North Hampton. The day was perfect. There they met many friends and former parishioners. It was a very pleasant occasion.
Miss Helen Batchelder, who has been such a sufferer during the week from Ivy poisoning, is much improved. Her many friends will be glad to know she is convalescent.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mairs of Amesbury, Mass., came to Hampton last Sunday on purpose to hear Rev. W. Lincoln Phillips preach. Years ago down in Maine, Bert Mairs and Will Phillips were quite chums. They lived quite near together in the beautiful village of East Wilton, playing in the band together, working together, so the association was most pleasant. When Bert and his wife made themselves known after the service it was quite a happy surprise.
The Rev. Howard R. Murphy, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, but more recently from the India missionary field, gave his most excellent illustrated lecture to a small audience, Monday evening in the audience room of the Free Baptist church.
Miss Dorothy Button of North Adams, Mass., is spending the month of August with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howland.
Miss Bernice L. Godfrey has entered the employ of Ernest G. Cole as bookkeeper at his store at the beach, and she will also have charge of the post-office.
Don't forget the grange lawn party on Toppan's lawn, near Hotel Whittier next Tuesday, or if stormy, Wednesday afternoon and evening. A splendid opening concert has been arranged under the efficient supervision of Rev. Lincoln Phillips. The program will be most variety and pleasing, among other things being music by the Phillips family orchestra, a cornet solo by Mr. Phillips, with readings, solos, and many more entertaining features. It is free to everyone, so come, one and all, and enjoy the time. Aprons, candy, ice cream and cake, punch, and mystery packages, will be for sale, while all can learn their fortunes at the gypsy camp. Concert begins at eight o'clock.
Mrs. Howard Lane and Mrs. Hugh Brown spent Monday in Boston. While there they purchased the new furniture for the pulpit of the Congregational church, which duty the Ladies Aid had deputized to them.
We shall be glad to welcome the Rev. and Mrs. Edgar Warren among us, but are sorry to learn that ill health has compelled his resignation of the Atkinson church. A committee of the Church drew up the following resolutions, which tell how much both Mr. and Mrs. Warren are appreciated in Atkinson.
RESOLVED, That in parting with the Rev. Edgar Warren we desire to put on record the great satisfaction he has given the people, both as pastor and preacher. We have enjoyed his presence among us and have profited by his labors with and for us. In the pulpit and in the prayer room he has been faithful, wise, and winning. In his own home cordial and helpful. As a visitor always welcome because always mindful of various opportunities to make others happy and so do them good. When sorrow has befallen any of us, we have known and trusted him as one of the best friends, a true comforter. We acknowledge therefore an able man, a true follower of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and a minister who has made the gospel to us "Glad Tidings of Great Joy." We desire to express also our high appreciation of Mrs. Warren, the gentle, zealous and devoted wife of our pastor. She has made our service of song in the public congregation a delight to hear. She has welcomed our presence in her home with her hearty cordial word of choir. We have always found her safe, frank and self-sacrificing. God bless them as they go from us to their own home. Signed by H. A. Merrill, William H. Thompson and Miss M. A. Page
Mrs. Frank Stevens is reported to be on the road to recovery.
Morris Lane of Blakeville spent several days last week at Portsmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son.
Christopher Toppan, Esq., spent Monday with his daughter in Newburyport.
Miss Minnie Arnold has returned to her home in Lynn, after a short visit with friends.
John Mills, clerk at E. G, Cole is boarding his wife and family at Joseph Durant's for two weeks.
Mrs. Herman Elkins spent Monday in Newburyport.
Mrs. William Carter entertained her whist club from Salem last Friday.
Mrs. Nellie Sawyer of Raymond is visiting Mrs. O. H. Whittier.
Mrs. Fred Harrison and Mrs. O. H. Whittier spent Friday in Boston.
The Misses Hanson and Young spent Sunday in Newington at the camp of Mrs. James Coleman.
Miss Ida Lane has returned from a week's visit to Chichester.
Miss Charlotte Brown spent Saturday in Kittery, Me.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Pratt and son spent Sunday with Mrs. Hugh Brown.
Miss Phoebe Patterson and Mr. Knox of Lynn are staying at the Echo for a week.
Horace Batchelder of Lynn was home over Sunday.
The Misses Helen and Mildred Batchelder of Bride Hill, and Edward Batchlder of Exeter took a trip to the Isles of Shoals on Friday. They reported a delightful sail.
Miss Bessie Towle of Manchester is visiting her aunt, Sarah Abbie Towle.
Mr. Brackett of Greenland spent Sunday at the home of Rev. Lincoln Phillips.
Miss Jessie Merrill has been visiting Miss Mary Toppan.
Ernest Cole is boarding at Hotel Whittier.
Mrs. Samuel Macevene spent Sunday with her son, Fred, in Lynn, Mass.
Mrs. Elizabeth Berry had an ill turn on Sunday, but we are pleased to note that she is very much better.
Mrs. Ernest Cole and daughter, Ernestine, are visiting in Scituate, Mass. And Miss Beatrice Church expects to join them there this week.
Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Ross entertained Mr. and Mrs. Hunt of the Portsmouth Navy yard on Saturday.
Mrs. Experience Warren, who is boarding with Mrs. E. D. Berry, had a shock Saturday evening and is quite ill. Mrs. Warren is ninety-five years old, and is an aunt of Mrs. C. O. Stickney.
The lawn party given by the Ladies Aid of the Congregational church was a success socially and financially, about twenty-seven dollars being netted.
It pays to advertise in the Hampton Union. Mrs. Charles Shaw of Haverhill has been engaged as housekeeper for Mr. Morgan. Mrs. Shaw is a sister of Alonzo Blake.
What came near being a serious accident occurred near Leavitt's Hotel at the beach on Friday. Warren Hobbs left his team in care of Albert Dewhurst while he went to take an order. Mr. Converse came along driving his auto moderately, but not paying attention to bystanders and his party was having a joyous time. Mr. Hobbs horse sprang ahead, pitching Albert from his seat and overturning the team, breaking among other things twenty dozen eggs. Albert, although being dragged, hung pluckily to the team and thus averted a more serious accident.
On July 20 there was a District meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps held at Hampton for exemplifying the Ritualistic work of the order. It should receive more than passing notice. Perkins Corps is not a large one in membership, but exceeds lots of larger ones for talent. It certainly means a great deal for a Corps to exemplify for the work of the Ritual before members of eight or nine other Corps much larger in membership but all officers and members performed the work in a creditable manner.
Who is Present, and What is Going on at this Popular Resort
Mrs. Clayton F. Record of Salem Depot was the guest for a part of last week of Dr. and Mrs. Sikorsky at their summer residence, the Anchorage.
E. H. Colburn of Manchester is spending a portion of the vacation term at Leavitt's hotel, at the North Beach.
Albert Dow and wife and Miss Emily K. Dow of Exeter have been passing a short stay at this popular resort.
Mrs. Helen W. Kelley and Dana W. Kelley of Winchester are members of the summer colony here for a part of the month.
Robert and Stanley Moore are here from Derry to spend a short season of rest and recreation at the seashore.
William K. Cowdrey and wife of Winchester are spending the mid-summer season at this resort.
M. G. Gannon is included among the Concord vacationists enjoying life at the North Beach.
Arthur C. Brickett and wife are enjoying quite an extended stay at the North Beach.
Joseph G. Fox and wife of Laconia are rusticating at their cottage here for a period of two weeks or more.
Miss Mary C. Norton of Manchester visited friends here during a portion of last week.
Mrs. Charles W. Rand and daughter, Miss Muriel, of Portsmouth are sojourning here for quite an extended stay.
A. D. Emery and wife of Auburn are enjoying a season of rest and recreation at The Ocean house.
C. W. Tyson and wife of East Derry are included among the summer vacationists at this resort.
E. O. Wood and wife of Nashua are guests for a stay of about ten days.
Robert Leighton and Charles Sanborn of Rochester are visiting relatives here for quite an extended sojourn.
W. S. Bennett, wife and daughter of Manchester are recent guests registered at Cutler's Sea View house.
E. M. Haynes and wife are included among the Derry vacationists here for a few days.
H. R. Blair of Concord is domiciled at the Seaview cottage for a few days of recreation.
A Manchester party recently visiting the Beach included as members J. F. Dennis, F. X. Lyons and G. P. Elliot.
Mrs. Caroline Morrill, Miss Jennie Morrill and Frank Luce and wife of Manchester have been spending a few days here.
Mrs. W. H. Wood of Manchester is registered at the Pelham hotel for a fortnight's stay.
The annual outing of the Past Noble Grands association which is composed of the past officials of the Colfax Rebecca lodge of Amesbury was recently held at this resort, with a large attendance of members. A shore supper was enjoyed, and there were remarks by the various members which contributed to the pleasure of the day's program. During the outing plans were formulated for an excursion by trolley to Long Beach, Gloucester, on Tuesday, August 8, and which is being anticipated with much interest. The members of the gathering were the following: President, George A. Collins, Mrs. Mary O. Smith, Mrs. Susie L. Hoyt, Mrs. Gertrude P. Young, Sarah Carey, Mrs. Stella A. West, Mrs. Granville D. Bagley, Mrs. George W. Nickerson, Mrs. Mary E. Morrill, Mrs. Nellie Richards, Mrs. Daniel Richards, and others.
Charles H. Pressey and wife of Lawrence have been recent guests of F. A. Pressey and wife at their summer home here for a short stay.
Ben M. Shanklin and wife of Fort Smith, Ark., are making a visit of several days at the Ocean house, while enjoying a protracted tour of the eastern states. Mrs. Shanklin is a sister of Starter Scott at the Casino.
William Allen and family of Amesbury will occupy the Rexall cottage during the last two weeks of August.
Miss Ada Ryan of the Byron-Truell store in Lawrence is sojourning for a short stay at the seashore.
Mrs. Helen Weims and family of Dedham will occupy the Newcomb cottage, No. 3 on Newcomb Avenue during the month of August.
Mrs. Edwin A. Davis and Mrs. Olive E. Bean of Raymond are spending the vacation season at the Avon house.
Thomas Macmullin and wife and Miss Agnes MacMullin of Concord are registered at the Ocean house for quite an extended stay. Fred J. Clement and wife of Fremont are guests for several days at the same well known hostelry.
James D. P. Wingate, former owner and editor of the Exeter Gazette now manager of the Mt. Pleasant Home for Aged People at Dorchester, Mass., is spending a vacation at Leavitt's Hampton Beach hotel. His daughter, Mrs. Chester D. Kelley, is also at the cottage.
W. C. Griffin and wife of South Natick, Mass., are spending a number of weeks at the Pelham hotel on Ocean avenue.
The Members of Christ Church, Exeter, and of the Methodist Church of Salisbury, Mass., have recently enjoyed outings here, special cars conveying both parties.
E. K. Browne and wife of Nashua are occupying their summer home during the month of August.
Herbert Cotter and wife and family of Woodstock are domiciled here for the entire month of August.
Miss Helen Chase and Miss Ruth Cummings of Dover are spending several days of vacation life at this resort.
Forty-fifth Wedding Anniversary
Col. William H. Carter of Salem, Mass., and Mrs. Carter celebrated the forty-fifth anniversary of their marriage at their summer residence at Hampton beach last Friday, with many guests present. During the day Col. Carter kept open house and entertained his guests, while Mrs. Carter had as guests the members of the Salem whist club.
Mrs. Carter was presented with a handsome silver fern dish by the members of the club, and Col. Carter received a silver loving cup from the Commercial club. The employees of the Eugene Lynch Company of which Col. Carter has been traveling salesman for many years, remembered the couple with a handsome floral gift.
William H. Carter was born in Eliot, Oct. 3, 1846 the son of Oliver and Sarah Carter. For the past forty-five years he has resided in Salem, Mass., being the greater part of the time employed as a traveling salesman and one of the oldest in point of service in New England.
He married Miss Louise Stanwood, daughter of Allen and Sarah Stanwood, of Newburyport, the ceremony being performed July 29, 1865, by Rev. Mr. Rand, Pastor of the Congregational church at Amesbury, Mass.
Endorsing Mr. Lane's Candidacy
Editor Hamptons Union:
Will you permit me through your columns to endorse the candidacy of Howard G. Lane, of Hampton for state senator?
The Claims of Locality
In the selection of a candidate it is the American policy to recognize the claims of locality. In some countries this is not done. In England, for instance, it is quite common for a candidate for parliament to solicit nomination in a district in which he does not reside. But in this country the opposite policy has prevailed. It has been felt that it is more in harmony with the spirit of our institutions, more in accord with what ex-President Roosevelt calls a "square deal," to consider the claims of locality, and other things being equal, to select the candidate from the district in which he resides and from a section that has not been recently represented.
Hampton is the second town in population in the twenty-first senatorial district. It is a town that has never faltered in its allegiance to Republican majorities. Candidates for state and county officers have looked to Hampton to help them secure their election, and they have never been disappointed. And yet Hampton has not been represented in the state senate since 1834, more than three quarters of a century ago. Certainly if there is anything in the claims of locality Hampton this year is entitled to the nomination.
In Mr. Howard G. Lane the Republicans of Hampton have a candidate who is in every way qualified to fill the high office of state senator. He is a successful and enterprising young business man. It is becoming increasingly the practice to put business men into office. Looking at it in one way the state is a great business concern, and the same qualities that are needed in the successful prosecution of a private enterprise are needed in the service of the state. The man who successfully conducts a private business would seem to be best qualified to conduct public business.
Mr. Lane is a man of unimpeachable integrity. For ten years he has been town treasurer of Hampton. Thousands of dollars of town money have passed through his hands, and there is not a penny that is not accounted for. He is a man of independent judgement, reaching his conclusions from what he reads and hears, and not from what some one tells him. If elected he will be the representative of the whole people, and not the tool of a clique or faction. He is a man of ability, of character, a man of clean life and good habits. He has had legislative experience, representing Hampton in the house in the last legislature. He has always been a Republican.
There is in process of erection in Hampton a beautiful library building which will be the crown and completion of the town's educational system. This library is the gift of Mr. Lane to his native town, a fitting memorial to his honored father, Joshua Lane, who for over fifty years was a merchant in Hampton.
The Smaller Towns
The smaller towns of the district should feel an especial interest in Mr. Lane's candidacy. The smaller towns have too often been thrust aside. It has been the case in the past that the large town with its larger delegation has dominated the convention and monopolized the nominations. One purpose of the direct primary law is to restore the equilibrium. Are there not as able men in the smaller towns as in the large one? Then why not give them a chance? The only way for the smaller towns to secure their rights is to insist upon the claims of locality; then every town will have a fair show. It is Hampton's turn this year; it may be your town's turn two years hence.
Atkinson, July 25
Hampton Beach Casino
Next week's attraction at Hampton Beach Casino Theatre will be the Laughing success "Mistaken Identity," presented by Manager Joseph J. Flynn's company of comedians, singers and dancers. "Mistaken Identity' is a laughable farce comedy with a number of up to date musical numbers interpolated. The story of the piece is of a gay old sport, who has a number of rather lively midnight suppers while his wife is away in the country. Mrs. Shine, the wife, returns unexpectedly and Shine, in order to escape from Mrs. Shine, disguises himself as the porter of the Astorbult Hotel where they have apartments, and where the midnight party is in progress. Complications naturally follow the appearance of Shine disguised as Finnegan, the porter of the hotel, and the follies become fast and furious. The company is headed by that clever eccentric comedian, Dan Coleman, who will be seen in the part of Finnegan, the porter. Mr. Coleman will be assisted in the fun making by a clever company of principals and a chorus of pretty girls who can sing and dance and are seen to advantage in a number of up to date musical numbers, some of which are "I Never Knew This Town At All Until My Wife Went Away," "I'm the Janitor," "Clap Hands," "On the Continent," "Take Me Away," "Take Me Back to Milwaukee," " Honolulu Rag," and a number of other of the newest musicals song hits. In the cast of principals supporting Mr. Coleman are such names as Al Cameron, Geo. Dupree, Daniel Fennell, James Callahan, Kay Morris, Alma Baner and other well like musical comedy favorites, as a special offering, a large and well drilled chorus of pretty girls who can sing and dance will be presented. Performances will be given every afternoon and evening commencing next Monday, Aug. 8.
Automobile and Carriage Collide
An auto coming from Salisbury to Hampton ran into a light carriage owned by C. E. Janvrin of Hampton Falls Sunday night about ten o'clock (on the turnpike). Mr. Charles Greeley and a young boy, by name of Merrill, the occupants of the carriage, were thrown out, but escaped injury, except a shaking up.
The auto turned over throwing the riding party out. Mr. Gove, the owner, received a badly wrenched arm. Charles L. Williams, who was driving, a bad cut on head, also right leg sprained. [sic]
Dr. Mack and Officer Philbrick of Hampton were called to the accident. The cause of accident could not be settled. Each party claims they were on right side of road.
Civil suit is likely to follow.