The Hamptons Union, August 18, 1910
Vol. II, No. 33
Rev. Inor Partington preached an excellent sermon in the Advent church last Sunday morning, in exchange with Elder McLaughlin.
The Advent church will be closed the next two Sundays, as Elder McLaughlin is at Alton Bay camp meeting.
The picnic to be held by the Free Baptist Sunday school last Friday was postponed and will be held at the same place, Garland's grove, Friday of this week if the weather is suitable. A team will be wasting on the church lawn at 9 o'clock, to take all who are not otherwise provided for. Let us go to the woods and enjoy a day out of doors in God's free air and sunshine.
The Rev. George H. Salley, pastor of the Free Baptist Church of South Berwick Me., came from Haverhill Monday afternoon and made a call at the Free Baptist parsonage. Mr. Salley returned to his home in the evening.
On Friday of last week Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, Mrs. W. L. Phillips and Miss Fannie took a carriage drive to Portsmouth, Newcastle, Rye, etc. The trip was delightful, the day charming. Nature was in all it loveliness and beauty.
The following are the Declarations of Candidacy which have been filed with the Town Clerk: Delegates to state conventions, Charles F. Adams, r, John W. Dearborn, d; representative, Hugh Brown, r, Joseph B. Brown, d; supervisors -- Walter Brown, d, James S. DeLancey, d, Everett L. Godfrey, d, Frank S. Mason, r, Herbert Perkins, r, William T Ross, r; Moderators, Charles M. Batchelder, d, John F. Marston, r.
All the machinery in the shoe shop has been sold to the Lynn Supply Co. and removed. Another party has examined the shop and may purchase at an early date.
Mr. Joseph Batchelder and daughter, Mrs. Charles Brown, returned from a visit to Lynn, Mass., on Wednesday. Mr. Batchelder has been a "shut in" so long, the visit was a delightful change.
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Taft of Newton, Mass., is the guest of Mrs. Warren Hobbs for a few days.
The picnic of the Congregational Sunday school was held on Wednesday at North Beach and was a grand success. About ninety were in attendance and a royal good time was enjoyed bathing, playing baseball, running races and other games. A splendid dinner was served in Mr. Bennett's casino. There was a little misunderstanding in regard to the weather, so about thirty five went down on Tuesday and has such a good time, they were glad to go again on Wednesday. The committee is to be congratulated upon their choice of a place to hold a picnic.
Work upon the remodeling of the residence of J. Parker Blake was begun on Monday, in charge of Mr. Edward Brown.
Irving Drake lost a horse on Saturday, with a disease known as black water. Mr. Drake has the sympathy of neighbors in his loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Godfrey went to Boston for a visit on Saturday, the principal object of their visit being to see their new granddaughters Miss Elizabeth, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Godfrey, and Miss Christine, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Godfrey.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gilmore, who have been spending the summer with Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, returned to their home in Elkhart, Indiana, on Monday.
Rev. J. N. Bradford of Raymond was a guest in town this week.
Miss Maude Stuart is spending her vacation in town.
Mrs. Irving Garland, Miss Marcia Garland and Miss Ella Lamprey took a trip to Marblehead and Salem Willows last Thursday. They took the train to Ipswich and finished the journey by trolley.
Quite a severe auto accident occurred near the home of Frank Pray on the Beach Road last Sunday about 6 p.m. Mr. Beechum was coming from Portsmouth in a new Overland auto, while Mr. Elliott was coming from the beach. They each saw their danger for they were both on the same side of the road. Both at about the same time turned to the middle of the street and struck at the broad side. The Overland was totally disabled and almost a wreck, while the other auto was badly damaged. Fortunately, no one was severely injured.
Howard G. Lane entertained a Lane family party on the 14th. Guests included Mr. George W. Lane and wife of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Lane and Miss Lane of Omaha, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Lane, Mrs. J. A. Lane and daughters, Mr. Charles Kelley and mother of Peabody and Mr. and Mrs. Fernald of Dorchester. Mrs. Lane served one of her sumptuous dinners, of which the following is the menu:
Roast Spring Lamb
Potatoes, Onions, Green Corn
Sliced Tomato, Cucumbers, Lobster Salad, Rolls
Berry Pudding, Cream Sauce
Ice Cream, Sponge Cake
Toasted Cheese Crackers
Fruit, Divinity Candy
There will be morning workshop at the Free Baptist Church next Sunday morning at 10:30, with sermon by the Pastor, Rev. Lincoln Phillips, who will use at his theme "Jesus Crowned." The choir will sing an anthem entitled "A Stranger at the Door," legato in style and sympathetic in spirit, by Ira B. Wilson. There will be Sunday school at the close of this service, at 11:45, and choir rehearsal directly after Sunday school. Evening service of praise, prayer and testimonies will be at 7 o'clock. The meeting will begin with a stirring praise service, led by the cornet and piano. The subject of the meeting will be "The midnight conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus and the result." There will be a mid week prayer and social meeting Thursday evening at 7:30. You are most cordially invited and expected to be present at these services. Come and make yourself welcome and at home.
On Thursday evening, Aug. 11, a company of neighbors and friends gathered to celebrate the eighty-fourth birthday of Mrs. I. S. Jones by invitation of Mr. Jones. The grounds and summerhouse were illuminated by electricity and music was dispersed throughout the evening by Mrs. Lewis Perkins on her graphophone. Guests were present from Rye, Amesbury and Hampton to the number of forty. Mr. E. D. Berry presented a large bouquet of pinks to Mrs. Jones in behalf of the company present, which was responded to by Mrs. Jones. Mr. Lewis Perkins made very pleasant remarks, which was followed by words of tribute to Mrs. Jones character and congratulations upon having reached the eighty fourth milestones, by Mr. Howard G. Lane. Rev. Mr. McCrone of Amesbury then read three original poems, one by Mrs. Lewis Perkins, the other being from a former pastor and wife. Several nice gifts were presented to Mrs. Jones, and two beautiful birthday cakes, one not arriving until the next day by mistake of the expressman. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served and all felt a profitable evening had been spent, the company on departing wishing for the hostess many more returns of the anniversary.
Who is Present, and What is Going on at this Popular Resort
Mrs. Irving Beach and family of Lawrence are pleasantly established at the Beach cottage on Ocean avenue.
Dr. Victor N. Sikorsky of Salem Centre has been passing a short stay recently at his cottage, the Anchorage.
Maurice H. Connor of West Newbury, Mass., is preparing to erect a summer home on Ocean Avenue, near the Penobscomuck house, and the work has already been commenced.
A whist party was a pleasant social event of a recent evening at the Ocean house, five tables being arranged for cards. Refreshments were dispensed and a pleasant social evening was enjoyed.
At the Avon house a pleasant social party was enjoyed on a recent evening, with whist as the pleasant diversion. There were eight tables utilized in the contest, the affair being arranged by Thomas G. Mague of Lowell, Mass., who has been spending several weeks at the hotel. Some exceedingly pretty prizes were bestowed, and refreshments of ices and confections were served in the dining room.
Miss Helen Wimms of Dedham Mass., is occupying one of the Newcomb avenue cottages during the entire month of August.
A performing horse and rider were prominent attractions at the Beach one day last week, a wild West rider giving an exhibition of frontier life, which was of a most interesting nature. The horse was wonderfully well trained, and both horse and rider shared in the applause that was evinced.
D. D. Webster of Boscawen, who is a lineal descendent of Daniel Webster, is enjoying quite an extended stay at the Ocean house. His sister, Miss Edith M. Webster of Concord, accompanies him; also his niece, Miss Edith Livingstone of Concord, who is well known at the Beach. Miss Livingstone was the donor of the handsome communism service presented a short time ago to the church in Hampton.
C. E. Butterfield and wife of Suncook are at the Sea View house for a short stay.
Former Mayor Louis Payette of Montreal, Canada, is passing his second season at the Ocean house.
Mrs. Rufus E. Graves has been at her home in Newmarket recently for a short sojourn.
Miss Gladys Fleming, who is passing the season at the Berkshire, has returned from a short sojourn at the Isles of Shoals, where she was the guest at the Appledore hotel for a few days.
Misses Edith Brewer and Marion Bree of Kingston are sojourning at the Wakefield cottage for a portion of the month.
Mrs. Phoebe Perreault and Miss R. L. Perreault of Nashua are enjoying the hospitality of the Janvrin hotel during a portion of the vacation season.
George Partridge of Concord has returned home, after passing a short stay at this resort.
Mrs. Margaret Young is included among the Exeter vacationists at the seashore for a short stay.
S. S. Snow of Rochester is rusticating at the Beach for a few days.
Misses Margaret Sweney and Kate Casselly of Dover are sojourning at the Avon house during a portion of the vacation term.
Mr. M. W. Winslow and wife of Danville are enjoying a part of the vacation term at this resort.
Miss Mabel R. Butterfield of Chester is enjoying a portion of the mid-summer season at the Pressey cottage, where the time [is] being pleasantly passed.
Bert Janvrin and family of Hampton Falls are pleasantly established for the month of August at the Glendon cottage on Ocean avenue.
Albert Dow and wife of Exeter have been registered at Leavitt's hotel recently.
Misses Elizabeth and Nellie Maguire of Concord are enjoying the hospitality of the Avon house for quite an extended stay.
H. A. Tucker and wife of Danville are spending several days at the Pleasant View cottage.
William Locke of Seabrook, and tollman at the famous mile long bridge, is erecting a summer home at the beach end of the bridge, the structure being well along toward completion.
Mrs. Phoebe Perreault and daughter and Mrs. P. H. Carpenter are among the Nashua vacationists registered at the Ocean house.
R. Edward Graves of Manchester is sojourning for a few days at the Ocean house.
Mr. Nathan Abbott and wife have come from Brentwood to pass a few days of vacation life at this resort.
Miss Gertrude G. Ford of Manchester is enjoying a few day of vacation life with local friends.
Proprietor George Ashworth of the Avon house has recently entertained as guests his two brothers, James and Charles Ashworth of Des Moines, Ia. They have recently returned from an extended trip around the world, and are well known in this vicinity, being prominently identified with the Knight's Templer.
At the Ocean house there has been sojourning a vacation party of prominent New Hampshire people the members of the company including Mrs. Gilman B. Hoyt of Kingston, Mrs. John J. Scammon of Stratham, Mrs. A. D. and T. E. Sanders, Boston; Mrs. F. T. Berry, W.A. Allen, A. M. Watson, Hampstead.
Mr. George C. Lunt and wife of Greenfield are enjoying a few day of rest and recreation at this resort.
The campaign in support of Mr. Howard G. Lane for nomination as Senator from the 21st District is progressing in a manner most pleasing to the friends of the movement. The recent contributions in the press have made very clear the injustice which the loyal old town of Hampton has sustained in being deprived of representation by one of her citizens in the upper branch of the Legislature for the long period of three fourths of a century and more. Testimony of this is coming from all quarters, and it is evident that the Republicans of the district mean to redeem the past by a rousing majority for Mr. Lane. From Exeter, the home of Mr. Stevenson, who is in the race for the same nomination, come reports of unquestioned accuracy of the progress of public opinion in favor of the candidate from the coast town. Citizens of Exeter are making it very plain that they believe thoroughly in the moral right of their sister town to have the choice or nomination this year, and this opinion is spreading rapidly to the outmost lines of the district.
But the Republicans of Exeter are also cognizant of another important factor in the choice of Mr. Lane as the Senator from this district, and that is the necessity of sending to Concord a man who is thoroughly familiar with the development of ocean front property, one of the greatest and most valuable assets which New Hampshire possesses, and the justice of State assistance in that development. Exeter has large interests at Hampton Beach. Very much property is owned in that town, and the Beach is the one desirable spot in which to spend a day or evening naturally, therefore, every one is interested in seeing the most made of the opportunity, and when the choice falls upon one who, through lifelong residence and association and commercial intercourse is most intelligently informed and favorably inclined, or upon another, who at best has only a superficial knowledge of the vast project involved in the making of Hampton Beach and an indifference to it no less in scope, then politics are going to quietly be laid aside and the former is surely the winner.
It would seem that heretofore very few people in the 21st district know the extent to which Hampton Beach will expand in the next five years if the just aid from the State which is to be asked for is forthcoming; and we venture to add that unless the candidate from this town is nominated they will still remain in ignorance. Each of the three street railways, which come to Hampton Beach, are vitally interested in State aid. Is it any wonder that their influence will unanimously go to the candidate who is familiar with the full scope of the plans?
The two companies which control large blocks of undeveloped and developing property are as greatly concerned; and one of these, especially, may feel the need of a representative in the Senate familiar with conditions if, as has been intimated to the editor of the Union, there should be an attempt at legislative forfeiture of its charter. The active support of both are and must be in favor of Mr. Lane.
These two factors of the moral right of a share of representation and the familiarity of Mr. Lane with Hampton Beach requirements are amply sufficient to nominate Mr. Howard G. Lane of Hampton for Senator with an overwhelming majority, and such will be the case if the voters will attend the primaries.
SAMUEL W. DEARBORN
Late of Hampton, in the county of Rockingham, deceased.
All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment, and all having claims to present them for adjustment.
BELLE S. DEARBORN
Dated July 26, 1910.
Textile Club at Hampton Beach
The outing of the Amoskeag Textile club held at Hampton Beach Saturday was a most auspicious occasion, and from start to finish the affair was a complete success, there not being an incident to mar the pleasures of the day. The start from Manchester was made at 12:30 o'clock, and leaving the train at Exeter five special cars were utilized in conveying the delegation to this resort, which was reached at 4:30 in the afternoon. Music for the occasion was furnished by the Turner band of Manchester, which played a joyous program as the cars came to a stop in front of the casino.
Following an exchange of greetings the entire party adjourned to the spacious banquet hall in the casino building, where Graves & Ramsdell served a delicious banquet, three hundred and fifty-five covers being turned. Additional tables were arranged on the verandas and for an hour and half jollity reigned supreme.
At each cover there were handsome souvenir booklets bearing the name and date of the outing, the covers of olive green being adorned in lettering in gilt. The booklet contained the menu card and views of Amoskeag falls, No. 8 engine room, No. II, a general view of the Amoskeag mills on the Merrimac river, the east side of No. II mill the Jefferson and Amory mills, the Coolidge mill, as well as containing lists of statistics concerning the corporation; all of which made a most interesting collection pertaining to the Amoskeag Manufacturing company.
The members of the party wore old rose badges of Amoskeag gingham, upon which was inscribed the name and date and the monogram of the corporation.
Hampton Beach Casino
Next week at Hampton Beach casino the attraction will be the Joseph J. Flynn Opera Co., who have just ended a ten weeks' engagement in Bangor, Me., and the bill selected as the opening one of the present engagement here is a merry two act musical frivolity called "Jack the Giant Killer," the boy who climbed the famous bean stalk to the "Giant's" castle. In the production next week "Jack" will have as associates many old friends of our childhood days, among whom will be seen "Sinbad the Sailor" "Old King Cole," Little Miss Muffet," "The Fairy Queen" and all the other well known characters of this delightful story. The comedy of the piece is good and the music tuneful and catchy. Performances will be given every afternoon and evening next week commencing Monday.