The Hamptons Union, August 25, 1910
Vol. II, No. 34
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Godfrey are spending the week at "The Weirs," in attendance upon the Grand Army encampment.
Miss Susan Lewis of North Kittery, Miss Lizzie Glover of Exeter, Mrs. Clark of Portsmouth and Mrs. L. G. Dyer and son, Charles of Hampton are spending a week at the Native Heath cottage at Hedding camp grounds.
Miss Cora Channon of Quincy, Ill., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Caroline D. Taylor, at Bride Hill.
Mrs. Fred Perkins and Mrs. Warren Hobbs took their annual outing Wednesday, at Lake Shore Park, Lake Winnipesaukee.
Miss Merrill of Haverhill, Mass., is visiting in the family of Mr. Christopher Toppan.
The supervisors posted a copy of the corrected list of voters last Saturday. In another column they give notice that they will be in session at the Town House on Saturday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 5 from 2 to 4 o'clock in the afternoon of each day.
The fall term of the Academy and town schools will begin on Tuesday September 6.
Miss Ella Lamprey and Miss Marcia Garland are spending a few days in Portland and Old Orchard, Me. They went by trolley from Portsmouth.
Miss S. Augusta Blake returned from a few days in Boston on Monday.
Miss Gratia Lucretia Godfrey spent the week end in Waltham and Winthrop Beach, with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Saunders of Lowell, Mass., were visitors in town on Monday. They have sold their cottage on the Boars Head to a party in Lawrence, Mass.
The Christian Endeavor society of the Congregational church held a very successful "Hare and Hound" party on Tuesday, their final stopping place being Coffin's Mills.
Miss Doris Fogg had a very pleasant "beach party" on Tuesday in celebration of her birthday.
Walter Goodwin and family of New Haven, Conn., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hobbs.
Frank Lamprey of East Somerville is spending the week ends in town.
Ray Hazelton and Miss Ethel Nudd went to Candia on Tuesday to participate in the Old Home week celebration.
Miss Elizabeth Chipman of Somerville, Mass., is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Hugh Brown.
Mrs. Richards of Dorchester, Mass. is spending the month with Miss Clara Powers.
We understand that the Pastors of the Methodist and Advent churches here are to be away next Sunday to camp meeting. Those remaining at home will find the doors of the other churches wide open, and they are invited to worship there. All strangers and summer company are invited and will be welcome.
Mrs. Josie Sinclair, of New York, is expected to come to Hampton Thursday of this week to make a short visit at the Free Baptist parsonage. She is a choice friend of the Phillips family.
The pastor and people of the Free Baptist church were happily surprised last Sunday when fourteen young ladies with their teachers, Mrs. F. H. Pressey, of the Christian Church of Haverhill, Mass., came into the service. They also remained to Sunday school and were all in the pastor's class. Mrs. Pressey and the young ladies have been spending a week at Hampton Beach. We hope they will come again.
A very pretty entertainment was given at "The Willows," North Beach on Saturday evening, August 13. The grounds were beautifully lighted with Japanese lanterns and the guests held a mock trial. As they had three smart Western lawyers and several other professionals it was really a feast of wit. The stolen pie and the prisoner were certainly made to suffer, while the dear little sheriff was sweet and cute enough to eat.
The second examination for entrance to the Academy will be held in the Academy building on Tuesday, September 6th, at 2 o'clock p.m. All wishing an examination are requested to be there promptly.
Miss Lottie Holmes of Boston, Mass., Miss Annie Montgomery of Exeter, and Mrs. Ada L. Cressy of Beverly, Mass., with son Freeborn W., and daughter, Louise are recent arrivals at Greta Hall, Mrs. E.D. Berry's; also Miss Sarah Crittenden of Lynn, who has been a guest for the past three weeks, will return to her home Saturday.
The Christian Endeavor Society offers a Sight Seeing Trip and Shopping Expedition Around the World, on the Congregational church lawn, Friday evening, August 26, from 7 to 9:30 o'clock. Stations at which stops are to be made are: Icelandia, Mysteryville, Souvenir city, Candyburg, Popcorntown, Peanutville, Handkerchief Center; and it is expected that connections will be made so that entertainment will be included. The time of leaving and price of tickets for this station will be learned at the ticket office. Follow the crowd!
The buildings on the Pike place, situated between David Batchelder's and James Craig's in Hampton Falls, and consisting of house and shed and barn, were totally destroyed by fire Tuesday night, the flames seeming to originate in the barn. The selectmen of Hampton Falls authorized a call for help and Thomas Cogger sent over the chemical wagon recently constructed for this town. It was the first demand made for it, and the good work it rendered in saving the buildings on the Batchelder place proves that it may be of inestimable value to the village in case of need. The response to the call from Hampton Falls was made in exactly forty minutes from the time the telephone rang.
The Monday club had one of it annual outings on Tuesday and having the usual Monday club weather and a most congenial company the outing was a splendid success. The club went by train to Portsmouth, then by trolley to Old Orchard, Me. After a sumptuous dinner at the hotel, they indulged in all the sports for which this famous resort is noted; then they trollied back to Hampton, reaching home at ten o'clock in the evening, well tired but well satisfied with the trip.
At the Free Baptist Church next Sunday morning the pastor, Rev. W. Lincoln Phillips, will preach from the theme, "Jesus a Divine Guest." The choir will sing an anthem arranged by Charles H. Gabriel, introducing the old familiar hymn, "Revive Us Again." Sunday school at the close of the morning services at 11:45. Choir rehearsal directly at the close of the Sunday school. Praise, prayer and testimony service at 7 o'clock. There will be special music. The praise service will be led by the cornet and piano. Come in and help us. Mr. Phillips will play a cornet solo entitled, "The Gate of Heaven." Subject for the meeting, "Three Christian Truths." Midweek prayer and social meeting Thursday evening at 7:30. You are most cordially invited to be present at these services.
The August meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps was to have been held on Wednesday, but as only five were present the corps could not hold a meeting. The next meeting will be upon the second Wednesday in September.
Master Kingsley Church and Philip Blake are visiting Kingsley's grandmother Church in Lawrence, Mass.
Abbott Norris is entertaining his son and family of Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Grafton N. Goodrich of Exeter with her two children, Doris and Milton, have returned from a short visit with her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence V. Raether, of Boston.
'Tis Sunday, and how sweet the earth is sleeping,
No sound disturbs or mars the quiet scene;
'Tis that dear day, secure within God's keeping,
When all the world rests peaceful and serene.
The trees, the shrubs, things dead and all things living,
Beneath the Sabbath morning spell seem cast,
The quiet seems to say these words forgiving:
"Do right and then you'll get just what you ask."
And now a soothing breeze is gently rising,
As it to blow away my doubts and fears,
That I have grown to love that I am prizing;
They're all I've got except my hopes and tears.
But blow, soft breeze, blow on till you are dying,
And whisper, quiet, till your voice is gone;
You cannot take away with all you trying,
The thoughts that in my soul at birth were born.
You cannot ever make me cease to ponder,
About the Whence and Whither of us all,
You cannot stay my mind it's bound to wander,
Jut as my hopes are bound to rise and fall.
Nor can you ever make me cease to wonder,
Just why the wrong so off defeats the right;
And I can't help but hate life's rain and thunder,
When it comes on and clouds life's day so bright.
In spite of that I never am forgetting
That somewhere up in cloudland there must be
A home where there will be no sad regretting,
Where all will dwell in peace and sympathy.
Who is Present, and What is Going on at this Popular Resort
Edward Willet of Manchester is a guest here for a stay of a week or ten days.
John J. Casey of Manchester is rusticating at the beach for a stay of a few days.
Harry Tilton of Exeter called upon friends at the Casino yesterday for a short stay.
Dr. George M. Bunker and wife who have been occupying their summer home on Newcomb avenue, have returned to their home in Haverhill, Mass.
David Foote of Atkinson, with his daughter, passed the early part of last week at this resort.
Mrs. A. W. Clark and H. W. Vaughan of Louisville, Ky., have arrived at the Avon house, where they are passing their third consecutive season.
At many of the houses it is impossible to secure accommodations and guests are being steadily turned away. Hampton Beach has this season attained popularity quite unprecedented, and those who are prominent in hotel life here anticipate a most successful future for this resort, which is the most popular of the New Hampshire coast resorts.
Miss Belle Whitney of Manchester is spending a few days at the North beach as the guest of friends.
Bert Janvrin and family of Hampton Falls have returned home after a pleasant sojourn at the Glendon cottage on Ocean Avenue.
W. A. Allen of Hampstead is included among the guests enjoying the vacation term here.
Frank N. Wilkinson and wife of Chicago, Ill., are here for a short stay, making a motor trip through the New England coast and lake resorts, and now being entertained upon their twelfth week of traveling in this unique way.
Miss Helen Mitchell of Concord is entertaining as her guest Miss Dora T. Kimball of Manchester at her summer home here.
E. W. Bailey of Concord is included among the vacationists here for a short sojourn.
Warren Chapman of Haverhill has accepted a position at Cutler's Sea View house.
Fred F. Dean and wife of Lawrence, Mass., are enjoying a portion of the vacation season at the Lawrence café.
Miss Grace Cahill of Newton is sojourning for a stay of several days at this resort.
Mr. Henry L. Dunnells and wife of Manchester, who are occupying their cottage near Great Boar's Head, gave an exceedingly pretty card party on the evening of Aug.18th, the occasion being enjoyed by many guests from Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass., Portsmouth, Concord and Manchester. Six tables were utilized, with bridge as the diversion and honors we bestowed upon Miss Rita I. McGovern of Lawrence, Mass., Catherine Dempsey of Manchester, Mrs. Frederick H. Means of Portsmouth, Harold Locke of Haverhill, Mass., Ernest Harding of Concord and Kimble G. Foss of Boston, Mass. At the conclusion of the contest ices and confections were served, the table in the dinning room being effectively carried out in crimson and green.
The annual outing of the Newburyport Merchants' and Clerks' association, which was held last Thursday, was a complete success in every possible way. The hard work of the various committees was amply repaid by the enjoyment, which some three hundred and fifty people managed to receive from the day's outing. Although special cars were provided starting from Market Square, Newburyport, at 12:05 the people arrived at various times during the afternoon and evening. After a dinner served at the hotel Avon the ball game between the Merchants and the Clerks was started, while a large crowd was ready to cheer the players to victory. After the game the various races were held, much interest being taken in them. Many return to enjoy the illumination at Salisbury Beach, but the majority did not leave Hampton Beach until the late cars.
One of the most successful outings of last week was that held here on Saturday, when the two Jr. O.U. A.M. Councils of Plaistow and Newton participated in an excursion to the Beach, where the day was passed in a most pleasing manner. The members of Goodwill and Orient councils arranged the outing, and headquarters for the day were established at the casino. Three special cars over the lines of the New Hampshire Traction Company conveyed the members with several ladies as guests, and the Beach was reached shortly after the hour of noon. After dinner had been partaken of, with covers for one hundred and fifty guests, a baseball game was a feature of interest, being played on the Casino oval with a large and enthusiastic crowd witnessing the contest. The remainder of the day was passed socially, each of the members wearing a badge suitably inscribed, and bearing the national colors. The return was made in the late evening, the affair having been most successfully conducted.
On last Thursday a large delegation of members from the Order of the Eastern Star of Newburyport enjoyed an outing at this resort, making the headquarters for the affair at the Avon house. The afternoon was spent in a pleasant, social way by the ladies of the organization, and at the dinner the gentlemen joined the party, a line spread being served by Manager Ashworth. Before departing for home the display of fireworks on the Beachfront was enjoyed, and the outing, which is an annual affair, was greatly enjoyed by all participating.
Charles Woodcock of Manchester, formerly identified with the Ocean house, was the guest over the end of the week of Mr. and Mrs. Weinbeck of Lawrence, Mass., at their cottage on Great Boar's Head.
Mrs. M. B. Coolidge and Miss Martha S. Coolidge are sojourning for several days at the Pleasant View house.
Mrs. W. L. Nutting and L. J. Nutting are included among the Nashua arrivals rusticating at this fashionable watering place.
Charles K. Fox and wife and Charles Sumner Drake, wife and son are included among the motor arrivals here for a short stay while en-route for Wolfeboro.
The Fairview house was the scene of a pleasant gathering on last Thursday evening when Mrs. James F. Garland of Manchester arranged a card event for the entertainment of her guests, and the occasion was eminently successful. Four tables were utilized, with whist and flinch as the diversions, and at the conclusion of the play some very handsome trophies were awarded those holding highest points. Later a delightful musical was held in the parlors of the house, and there were guests present from Manchester, Dover, Rochester, Hampton, Haverhill and Amesbury. The program included some admirable tenor solos rendered in fine voices by Henry S. Packard of Boston, and Miss Margaret Jennings of Dorchester favored the company with several finely interpreted piano numbers. Miss Irene Garland of Manchester, daughter of the host and hostess played several piano solos with great brilliancy, and there were equally pleasing numbers interpreted by Joseph Nolan and Thomas J. McDonough, baritone, of Manchester. Each of the artists was accorded much praise for his efforts, and later the entire company adjourned to the dining room, where Mrs. Garland served a very delectable collation, the event being one of many which have proved a pleasant hospitality at this well known hotel.
The Episcopal Service at the Casino on Sunday morning was conducted by the Rev. Victor M. Haughton, Rector of Christ Church; Exeter a large number of summer colonists participating in the service. During the remaining Sundays of the season the Rev. Charles W. Tyler, Rector of St. John's Church in Haverhill, Mass., will officiate at the services.
The Senatorial Campaign is still making most excellent progress in favor of Mr. Howard G. Lane, the candidate from Hampton. The change in public opinion, which was first evident in Exeter last week in favor of Mr. Lane, has steadily progressed to other towns with very satisfactory results.
In Hampton there are yet some who, for one reason or another hesitate between Mr. Lane and Mr. Stevenson of Exeter. Perhaps these hesitant ones might take guidance from an answer which Hon. Cyrus A. Sulloway, our present representative in Congress, gave the writer eight years ago. Mr. Sulloway was asked if the support of his home city, Manchester, would be in his favor or go to his competitor in another town Mr. Sulloway's reply was not elegant. It was forceful and meaning readily understood. It was to the effect that if there was a Republican in Manchester who would not support the Manchester candidate he ought not to be allowed to vote at all. Naturally Mr. Sulloway has the same opinion for those Hampton citizens who hesitate to support a Hampton candidate.
One reason, which was given by a voter in Hampton for a leaning toward Mr. Stevenson, was that Mr. Lane was not a "regular" candidate, meaning that he has affiliations with what is known as the reform faction of the Republican party. But under the present primary law there are no distinctions between factions of a party and one man is as "regular" as another, if he were a loyal Republican, which Mr. Lane is.
But let us see how Mr. Lane stands within the meaning, which the voter has in mind. It will be remembered that Mr. Lane's candidacy was initiated by the Republican Town Committee and that committee based its actions upon several important factors which are well known to every voter, among them being, first, the very great necessity for a member in the Senate from the coast town where state aid is badly needed on the ocean front, and second, the moral right of representing in proportion to support of the district candidates. Such factors as these were alone instrumental in determining the Hampton town committee in putting forth a candidate this year. It was after mature consideration that Mr. Lane was selected as the strongest candidate. The question as to which faction he sympathizes with was not asked and has no part in this campaign. If he wins whichever faction claims him is the gainer with no detriment to the other.
The Republican Town committee was chosen legally in a Republican caucus and stands for every Republican in town. Its action is as "regular" as anything can be under the new primary law, and refusal by a Republican to support that action shows want of confidence in the committee. In that case the Republican Party had better arouse from its stupor and elect a committee in which it does have confidence.
But this hesitancy of choice between the two candidates is passing away, even in Hampton, and we have no doubt but that when the vote is declared Sept. 6 it will show Mr. Lane to have received as flattering a vote as he received for Representative in 1908.
Hampton Beach Casino
The next attraction at the Hampton Beach Casino theatre will be the engagement there of the Joseph J. Flynn Dramatic Stock company in two very strong plays. This is the company that has been playing at the Lakeview theatre, Lowell, during the present summer, and is said to be the best dramatic company under Mr. Flynn's direction. The play selected as the opening bill is the romantic southern drama "St. Elmo," a dramatization of Augusta J. Evans' popular novel of that name, said to have been one of the most widely read of any American publication. It is a good old fashioned drama with strong scenes and stirring climaxes with moments of heart thrilling suspense, romantic love passages and withal replete with bright comedy. There are many strong dramatic situations. "St Elmo" will be the bill at Hampton Beach Casino theatre for three days stating next Monday afternoon, and Labor day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday the play to be presented will be "The Social Outcast," a four act comedy replete with strong dramatic scenes and good comedy.