A narrow escape from a serious fire in the home of Mrs. Cutts happened a short time ago, when the lamp in the sitting room exploded, sending out flames and smoke in every direction. It blackened the walls and ceiling and did considerable damage to the table.
Quite a deal of interest has been felt in the trial in the superior court at Exeter this week regarding the shooting of the little boy at the casino last summer. The little boy died in early winter at Portsmouth hospital. The case of his mother against Graves & Ramsdell was won by the latter. No one was to blame as the accident was due to carelessness on the boy's part.
Mrs. John W. Nutter of Chelsea was in town two days this week.
The W. C. T. U. will hold the annual Frances E. Willard memorial meeting on Friday of this week at Mrs. H. G. Lane's. All are cordially invited.
Mrs. Martha P. Locke and daughter Julia are in town for a short time.
The many friends of Mr. Amos T. Leavitt will be sorry to hear that he is ill at his brother's in Portsmouth.
Mrs. William H. Norris was in town last week to visit Miss L. A. Norris.
Game warden Thompson was recently assaulted by a man (not of this town) whom he was arresting for violating the game laws. Game warden Thompson is doing good work in enforcing the game laws and he has also been put in charge of the state feeding of wild ducks in the vicinity of Portsmouth.
The teachers are rather dreading the long stretch of seventeen weeks of school, which the non-fuel vacation will make necessary.
The pheasants are being well cared for and being made quite tame; but beware of their friendliness when you come to plant your corn next spring as they are almost as bad as crows for stealing corn.
Until further notice the Garland Pharmacy will be open from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Any orders will be carefully attended to by phoning 124 when the store is not open.
There will be a dance in the Hampton Town Hall on Feb. 21. The music will be furnished by Blodgett & Hilliard orchestra. Come one, come all. Admission 25 cents.
The Hampton Whist Club will give a public whist party for the benefit of the Red Cross on the evening of Washington's birthday, Feb. 22, at Mechanics hall at eight o'clock. Tickets, 15 cents.
Carl Joplin Married in California
The following from the Pasadena star News, may be of interest to Union readers. Carl Edmund Joplin, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Joplin of this town, left home in the fall of 1905, first going to Grand Junction, Colorado; thence to Arizona, where he took up the business of mining. He was in Mexico in the mines, but left just before the trouble with the U.S. and has been in California since that time. He is now employed in government work near Los Angeles.
The marriage of Miss Edna Hollingshead, daughter of Mrs. Myrtle D. Hollingshead, to Carl Edmund Joplin, took place last Saturday evening at the home of the bride's mother at 563 Galena avenue.
The ceremony, which took place at 8 o'clock, was performed by Dr. A. W. Lamport of Los Angeles, an old friend of the bride's family Miss Marian Hollingshead attended her sister as maid of honor, Marshall Hollingshead, a brother of the bride gave her away. Mrs. Earle Andrews Burt, herself a bride of the year, sang "Oh, Promise Me." immediately preceding the ceremony. She was accompanied on the piano by Miss Mildred Stickle, who also played Lohengrin's wedding march.
The bride was lovely in her mother's wedding gown of cream India silk, trimmed with pearls and duchess lace. She carried an especially beautiful shower bouquet of white roses and carnations. Miss Marian Hollingshead, the maid of honor, wore a lovely gown of white lace and carried a shower bouquet of pink rosebuds and carnations. A color scheme of pink and white was carried out in the beautiful decorations of the Hollingshead home. Greenery and palms with bamboo formed a background for lovely roses and carnations. Garlands of smilax and plumosus fern with baskets of fine roses and carnations adorned the rooms. Pink shaded lamps cast a soft glow over all. The ceremony took place in one corner of the living room beneath a canopy of greenery and pink and white carnations. During the reception following the ceremony, music was rendered by Miss Marian Hollingshead. About fifty intimate friends of the Hollingshead family were present. All were served with a lap service. The refreshments also carried the color scheme of pink and white. The bridal couple were, the recipients of many beautiful gifts mostly of cut glass and silver.
Almost immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Joplin left upon a motor trip to various points of interest in Southern California.
They will probably visit Santa Barbara before their return. After February 1, they will be at home to their friends at 333 Golden avenue, Long Beach, California.
Despite the severe cold a goodly number of patrons gathered and found the improvised small hall cozy and comfortable.
In the absence of the lecturer the assistant lecturer, Mrs. Jessie M. Toppan presented the following program; Salute to the flag; Star Spangled Banner, by the grange; reading, The Right Spirit; discussion, That the government should limit the selling price in articles the farmer buys - Master J. H. Brown, Chaplain W. H. Sterns, Overseer W. H. Hobbs, Past-Master J. H. James. A special feature, nourishing supper dishes, which included a paper and rhyme by Pomona Josephine J. Sterns; several good sounding dishes, Ceres M. P. Brown; an original "war bread," Sister M. P. Locke, and helpful remarks from several others. Brother Tolman's "War Soup" would surely carry off the blue ribbon for cheapness and originality. Vocal duet, Sisters Addie and Katherine James.
The grange voted to purchase a service flag.
The next meeting, being Valentine night, come with a valentine and prepared with a quotation from Washington or Lincoln.
If all feel as one member did after attending the last meeting, we shall have a most prosperous year's work.
This is the sentiment: "I haven't attended grange meetings very regularly of late, but I am going every night from now on."
Fathers' and Sons' night at the Baptist Brotherhood Monday evening was a splendid success. About 80 boys and men gathered in the vestry. After prayer and the reading of the records of the previous meeting the president turned the program over to Scout Master Thompson, who after a few well chosen remarks presented the scouts who gave us a little of their work. He then introduced the first speaker. Rev. Mills Anderson, pastor of the M. E. Church of Somersworth, who gave a fine talk on the "Father and Son," emphasizing the relations that should exist between them. The next speaker was Rev. William Forgrave, Camp Y. M. C. A. secretary of the Portsmouth District, who held the closest attention of all along war lines. Following the addresses refreshments were served and after a few songs every one went home apparently happy, feeling that the evening had been spent in a profitable manner.
The Blues surely have worked well as seen Sunday when several new members were received on their side which sent their ship along a few hundred miles, but the Reds are not discouraged; they are coming, only not quite so fast. We are glad to note the interest manifest in the study of the lesson, not only in the younger classes but also with the men and women.
The Womens Missionary Auxiliary will hold a social Friday evening Feb. 22. A special invitation will be given to all in the parish. If by oversight anyone should not receive this invitation please consider the item as to you. A program will be given and light refreshments served.
Next Sunday afternoon an "Every Member Canvass" will be conducted by the Congregational church, to secure pledges toward the total amount of denominational benevolences expected of the church this year.
The canvassers will go out in groups of two each. It is planned to have every person who presumably is interested, visited on Sunday afternoon and given the opportunity to state what sum he will devote during the year to meet the apportionment of the church. The method of payment will be by weekly installments. Dated envelopes one for each Sunday of the year, will be issued to each contributor during the following week. All members of the congregation are rugged to remain at home Sunday afternoon, and be ready to receive visitors with welcome and with the encouragement of their support.
The members of the Christian Endeavor society will hold a Valentine party Saturday evening, when they will have as guests the members of the Endeavor society of the North Hampton Congregational church.
HAMPTON BRANCH RED CROSS NOTES
A call for all your broken bits of jewelry and silver for the melting pot will come at an early date. In order to carry on the work which has been done so efficiently, in this branch more money is urgently needed. It is hoped that an entertainment of a simple description may be given on the 22nd for this purpose.
Mrs. Clara Philbrick presented to the local branch a very attractive and appropriate quilt, with the following poem. This quilt will soon be sold and the proceeds given to the Hampton branch.
As I cannot meet with you, to sew or to knit,
I want very much to do my "bit,"
So I give you this quilt, on which money to make
Please accept from me, for our country's sake
And that of the boy, gone across to fight
For justice and truth and all that is right.
Put your hand in your pocket and bring forth the dime,
With a prayer for peace to endure for all time.
ALL pray, as you've never prayed before.
Pray as our Forefathers prayed of yore
And where they landed on New England's shore.
Pray that "OUR boys" may land once more.
Then ... give three cheers for the red, white and blue,
And give three more for the Red Cross, too.
-- Clara A. Pour Philbrick