The Hamptons Union, September 22, 1910

Vol. II, No. 38

Hampton News

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Savage of Springfield, Mass., Mrs. Fred L. Wing of Uxbridge, Mass., Mrs. Mary Lane and Charles Whipple of Salem, Mass., have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Warren Lane for the past week.

Mrs. E. W. Lane and her guests took a trolley trip to Little Boar's Head Sunday afternoon, calling on friends there.

Elton L. Thompson and Eugene E. Marston spent Sunday at Rye Beach.

We wish to announce the engagement of Miss Alberta E. Berry of Hampton to Mr. Howard M. Jenness of North Hampton.

There will be a special meeting of the Men's League at their club rooms Wednesday, Sept. 21, at eight o'clock p.m. Important. There will be a light lunch served.

Willard Emery of Brookline, Mass., was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Emery, last week.

The Christian Endeavor Society will give an Experience Party at the Congregational Chapel Friday evening Sept. 23, from 7:30 to 10:30 o'clock. Come and hear the experiences of our members earning money for the society. An excellent entertainment has been prepared and refreshments of cake and chocolate will be served after which a social hour will be enjoyed. All are invited. Admission 15 cents

Dr. Smith's house is receiving a fresh coat of paint. Now blinds are to be put on and other improvements made.

In connection with the Experience Party to be held at the Congregational chapel Friday evening, an interesting musical program is offered. No extra charge.

Rev. Inor Partington returned Tuesday night from his visit to New Boston.

The Alphabet Club was most pleasantly entertained at Cutler's Sea View house last Thursday, some forty members being present. An unusually elaborate menu was furnished so that every guest was satisfied, and all departed feeling especially pleased with the host for the great variety of dainties, which he provided for the occasion.

A reward is offered in another column for the return of the bicycle stolen from C. B. Sargent last week.

Mrs. Newcomb will have her fall opening next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. All are invited to come and inspect the new styles.

Elder J. L. MacLaughlin preaches in Concord, next Sunday, when he will tell them whether he will accept their call as pastor or not.

Elder A. D. Osgood of Pittsfield will supply for Elder MacLaughlin next Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Stickney have returned to Hampton after a vacation spent in Mr. Stickney's old home in Brownsville, Me. Mr. Stickney gained considerably while they were away and now seems to be on the sure road to recovery.

Miss Mary Toppan is moving into her new home this week.

Albert Church and family have been moving into their new home this week. The house has been thoroughly renovated and all moderate improvements placed in it.

Joseph Durant and family are moving into their new home on High street recently purchased of the Leavitt brothers.

William Carter will close his beach house on Tuesday and return to his home in Salem.

Charles Sargent's bicycle was stolen from in front of his home last week and another person's was stolen two weeks ago.

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Ross attended Church in Exeter on Sunday.

Kenneth Ross met with a serious accident near his home at the beach Wednesday. He had returned home from the village and was riding his horse to exercise him, when, in some manner, the animal became frightened and threw Mr. Ross to the ground in such a manner as to bring him beneath the animal's feet. He received a bad wound in the side and one in the face besides minor injuries.

A River Trip by Hampton Boys

One day recently five Hampton boys went down river for an outing, starting from Nudd's Landing. This being the maiden trip of the boat, which was built by the oldest boy of the party, they christened it by giving it the name "348." After tiring of clamming and fishing they set sail for the river's mouth, passing under the mile long bridge and landing on White's Island. There they took in the fine scenery visiting the North End or the business district, strolling up Washington street to the residential district and passing through Commonwealth Avenue and Copley Square. They again set sail for the Bound Rock, so called, where they traced out the old date and the new one. After which they sat themselves down and ate their dinner, talking over the changes at the river's mouth since they were boys. The combined age of these five boys is three hundred and forty eight years, the oldest being eighty-eight and the youngest fifty-three. After satisfying the outer as well as the inner man, they again set sail for home, arriving back to the Landing feeling well paid for their trip, hoping when the good old summer time comes again they may take the same trip again. Let us hope they may.

Poplar forest Proposed for Hampton Beach

Henry Ford of Haverhill, a well known hotel man, and proprietor of the Pelham hotel at Hampton beach, has conceived a novel idea in the way of forestry, and he is shortly to make an experiment which he believes will prove a most successful venture.

The Beach is almost entirely devoid of vegetation and tree life, and Mr. Ford plans to set out a number of trees in the vicinity of the hotel, believing that with proper care and attention and with a judicious selection of the variety of trees, his plan will succeed. Mr. Ford has given some little attention to the idea, and after a careful consideration of the various kinds of trees adapted to sandy localities, he had decided upon the poplar, and this fall he intends setting out a row of this tree near his house at the beach. The authorities with whom Mr. Ford has consulted advise the use of the poplar, which has given good results in some localities with much the same conditions as at Hampton, and guided by this advice Mr. Ford has ordered several species of poplar, which he will experiment with.

Mr. Ford is quite enthusiastic over his idea, and sees for the future of Hampton Beach, a brilliant career, for with the ideal location, the fine hotels, the good bathing, and the easy access, it bids fair to become the most popular resort along the coast.

Rows of tall and stately poplar trees in front of the hotels and cottages will greatly add to the appearance of the resort, and at the same time afford a shade and seclusion which will be most appreciated by cottages and vacationists there.

If this experiment proves a successful venture the idea will be followed in various other parts of the beach.