The Hamptons Union, November 17, 1910

Vol. II, No. 46

Hampton News

Curtis Delancey is doing a fine piece of landscape gardening around the new library.

Miss Mary Craig has returned from her vacation spent in Freedom, Me., and all are very glad to give her a hearty welcome.

Mrs. Edward Hooke, nee Miss Edith Haselton, is visiting relatives in town.

Mr. and Mrs. George Watson of Dorchester, Mass., spent the week end with their aunts, Mrs. Frances Hobbs and Mrs. Nelson Blake. Mr. Watson has been abroad four times this year, making eighteen times that he has crossed the Atlantic.

Mrs. Mattie Wilkinson and daughter have gone to Lawrence, Mass., to spend the winter with Mr. and Mrs. Will Joplin. Olga Wilkinson will remain with her grandparents.

Mrs. Eugene Campbell and son, Ross, of Newburyport, Mass., visited Mrs. J. A. Ross on Sunday.

Ocean Side grange will hold its regular meeting Friday evening, Nov. 18. It was expected that the district deputy would be here at this time for the purpose of inspection, but his visit has been postponed until Dec. 2, when several new candidates will be instructed in the first and second degrees.

Theodore Lamprey, the young son of F. L. Lamprey, shot himself in the leg by the accidental discharge of a revolver Monday afternoon. Dr. Smith was called, who advised that the boy be sent to the Exeter hospital, which was done.

The W. C. T. U. Christmas sale will be held on Dec. 13, in the store vacated by Mrs. Chase. The following committee have been appointed: Fancy Table - Mrs. H. G. Lane, Mrs. W. L. Phillips, Miss Fay Pearl Hill; Mystery Table - Mrs. Lillian M. Roberts, Mrs. Curtis DeLancey, Mrs. Annie L. Wilkins; Aprons - Mrs. Marion W. Leavitt; Candy Table - Mrs. Annie M. True, Mrs. Warren E. Lane, Mrs. Addie B. Brown, Mrs. Martha P. Locke, Miss Elizabeth F. Philbrick; Cake - Mrs. A. L. Joplin, Mrs. Ira E. Lane, Mrs. Alfie L. Godfrey, Mrs. R. P. DeLancey; Ice Cream - Mrs. Elsie Godfrey. Mrs. Almira Knowles; General Committee - Mrs. Lucy A. Marston and Mrs. Vianna C. Marston.

Mrs. Caroline D. Taylor celebrated her eightieth birthday Tuesday at her home at Bride Hill. Having invited no one, she fully expected to spend the day very quietly but others more thoughtful for her pleasure planned otherwise. During the day she received many beautiful bouquets of flowers from each of her children, and nearly all day she was kept busy entertaining relatives and friends, numbering in all fifteen. Toward the latter part of the day, harlequin ice cream and cake were served making a pleasant ending of the day. Mrs. Taylor is really a very remarkable woman for her age. For the past two years her right arm and hand have given her much trouble, the hand at times being almost useless. Notwithstanding this she has made several very beautiful silk quilts during this time, and done much other sewing. She takes a keen interest in all that is going on about her and takes great pleasure in relating stories concerning her life as a girl. It is the sincere wish of her many friends that she may live to celebrate many more birthdays in her old home.

A very pretty wedding occurred Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Emma H. Berry on Lafayette road when Miss Alberta E. Berry and Mr. Howard M. Jenness were married by Rev. Mr. Mevis of North Hampton at 3 p.m. The house was beautifully decorated with ferns, evergreens and potted plants and the ceremony was witnessed by the immediate family and a few intimate friends. The bride wore a tailored suit of catawba serge with a toque to match and a white messaline waist and looked even prettier than usual. After the ceremony there was an informal reception and refreshments of harlequin ice cream, hot chocolate, fancy cake and cookies and fruit were served. Then the bridal couple left in an automobile for Portsmouth amid showers of rice. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jenness, Miss Dorothy Cole, Mr. Roscoe C. Berry, Mrs. Horace M. Lane, and Mrs. Emma H. Berry, with Rev. Mr. Mevis officiating. The double ring service was used.

Mrs. E. Warren Lane went to Boston one day last week, accompanied by Mrs. Howard G. Lane.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coffin were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. I. DeVerber of Newburyport at a dinner party on Sunday.

Mr. Frank Coffin has been away for a few days, spending part of the time in Boston.

Rev. Edgar Warren has placed the insurance of the Redman shoe factory.

Fred H. Thompson started last Friday for Nova Scotia, for a short vacation.

Mrs. Fred Moore has returned from a few days' visit in Haverhill, Mass.

The drama, "Down in Maine," which is to be given for the benefit of the senior class of Hampton Academy, has been postponed from Wednesday to Saturday, Nov. 19, 1910.

Mrs. O. H. Marston, Miss A. C. Marston, Mrs. Charles C. Batchelder and Miss Bernice Russell all went to visit Mrs. Mason at her daughter's in Hampton Falls on Saturday last. Mrs. Mason is very pleasantly situated at Mrs. Prescott's, but misses very much her many Hampton friends.

The annual missionary barrel sent by the Woman's Missionary society of the Congregational church was packed on Monday p.m., at the home of Mrs. Martha Locke.

Miss Mabel J. Dearborn, of this town, and Mr. Harry G. Marston, of North Hampton, were united in the blessed bonds of matrimony in that town, Tuesday evening, Nov. 8 at the Congregational parsonage, by the Rev. Martin F. Mevis. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Marston wish them great happiness in this new relation.

There was an all day meeting held at the Free Baptist church on Wednesday of this week. In the forenoon Evangelist John M. Currie had charge of the service and Joseph A. Paquette conducted the singing. The Rev. Mr. Barbour of Rye, Rev. M. F. Mevis of North Hampton and Evangelist Currie were the principal speakers. Some of the resident pastors and others were present.

A big building boom has struck Hampton beach, and a large number of buildings of various kinds are now in the process of erection. Last season was one of the most successful ever enjoyed by the merchants and hotel proprietors at that resort and the business done was far in excess of any previous year which is regarded as a sign that the place as a summer resort is proving popular with vacationists from all parts of New England.

The apple crop around Hampton is a large one, which means many thousand dollars coming into the hands of our farmers. Prices range from two dollars to two twenty-five a barrel for apples delivered at the station. The latter price is paid for choice lots of sprayed fruit. Until the apple grower has exceptional facilities for storage we believe that it is better for him to sell now than to hold his crop for high prices. Apples are rotting badly, owing to the warm fall, and the shrinkage will more than offset the advance in prices which will undoubtedly come later.

There will be morning worship at the Free Baptist church next Sunday at 10:30, with sermon by the evangelist, Rev. John M. Currie. Gospel in song by Joseph A. Paquette, soloist. The choir will sing an anthem entitled, "The Lord is a Great God." Come and hear and see the evangelists. There will be Sunday school at the close of the morning service. All the members of the school are requested to bring a verse of scripture containing the word "son." There will be evangelistic meetings at the town hall Sunday afternoon and evening, and every evening during the week except Saturday. Let all these meetings be well sustained. Come and bring your friends with you. Come everybody.


Under date of Nov. 5, 1910, the president of our local board of health has received the following from Dr. Watson, secretary of the state board of health:

DEAR DOCTOR -- Your favor of Oct. 28 is at hand, and in reply would say that the situation which you describe is similar to what has been experienced in other localities in the state. It is to be regretted that some teachers and some boards of education are indifferent to the law relative to the vaccination of school children.

Under such circumstances it is harder, of course, for the board of health to carry out the provisions of the law, but it should be done independently of opposition of this kind. An open opposition to the law on the part of those opposed to its enforcement does not alter the fact and should not deter the board of health from enforcing its provisions.

It is exceedingly unfortunate that so much ignorance and so much opposition exists in the minds of some persons as to the value of vaccination for the prevention of smallpox.

I trust that your board will enforce the vaccination law fully, completely and impartially, for the protection of the people against the disease for the prevention of which there is no known specific except vaccination.



The magnitude of the no-license victory was a surprise both to those who voted "yes" and to those who voted "no." It indicates that there is a strong and growing sentiment in Hampton in favor of no license.

We believe that for a town the size of Hampton the policy of no-license is unquestionably the better one. The small town is no place for a saloon. Morals are purer, the streets quieter, and property safe where the saloon is abolished. The future of Hampton is as a residential town. The class of people we wish to attract here, the class of people who spend money and employ labor, is not the class that support the saloons. If no license is to be the settled policy of the town we can confidently count on these people coming here in ever increasing numbers.

The campaign for no-license in Hampton was well fought, and those who conducted it deserve great credit. But the war is by no means over. The victory at the polls will be a barren one unless it is followed up by rigid law enforcement. The voters of the town have declared by 83 majority that they do not want liquor sold in Hampton. No individual should be allowed to override the moral sense of the community. Violators of the law should be dealt with without fear or favor. To this end the selectmen of the town should be assured that they will have the support of all good citizens in the enforcement of the law. No license should mean no-license, or the town will reverse its position two years from now.


While outside parties demand a subscription from our business men and concessions in the way of taxation before they will engage in manufacturing in Hampton, two of our townsmen have gone ahead on their own account and established a business that promises to be of great benefit to the community. We refer to William L. and Edward E. Redman, who are to engage in the manufacture of ladies' fine slippers under the firm name of the Redman Shoe company. They have erected at the Five Corners a factory, 50x20 feet, containing two floors and basement. The factory, when completed, will employ about fifty men and women, and preference will be given to residents of Hampton. Machinery is being installed, and operations are to be begun at once. Orders are coming in, and the prospects for business are fine. Mr. Edward E. Redman, who will be in charge, has had twenty five years' experience in the shoe business, and both members of the firm are men of integrity and good business ability. Power will be furnished by an electric motor. All unite in wishing success to this new enterprise, which not only means much to the immediate promoters but to the whole town of Hampton.