Miss Hazel Blanchard of Portland is the guest of relatives here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mooney of Haverhill, Mass., were the guests of friends in town Monday afternoon.
Miss Dorothy King of Boston is enjoying a ten days' visit at the home of Mrs. Jennie Dearborn.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morse, former residents of Hampton Village, but who have recently resided in Dover, have returned here to live.
Children's Night will be observed by Rebekah Lodge in I. O. O. F. hall, Tuesday evening, at 7:30 o'clock. A lady from Boston will entertain the little ones. All Odd Fellows and Rebekah children are cordially invited.
The H. T. G. Club made a trip to Haverhill this week as guests of Mrs. Thomas Hobbs.
Mrs. Anna Batchelder of Newburyport is visiting relatives in town.
Mrs. J. L. Bryant attended the Rebekah assembly in Boston Wednesday.
The annual meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association will be held in the Centre School building next Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The nominating committee will report a list of officers for the ensuing year and action will be taken on the candidates presented. There will also be a demonstration of instructions in mathematics in some of the higher grades. Everyone interested in our schools is invited, whether members of the association or not.
The missionary meeting of the Congregational church was held in the chapel on Wednesday with a good attendance and several guests present. Miss Hanson's address on the work in Ceylon, from which she is home on a furlough, was listened to with much interest. An excellent supper in the church dining room followed the meeting. Mrs. Howard G. Lane and Mrs. Addie Brown were the hostesses.
Mrs. Helen Morse was a visitor in Portsmouth Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Morse of Dover passed Sunday with the former's brother in town.
Mr. and Mrs. John Elliot and family spent the week end in Kennebunk, Me.
Lieut.-Governor Alvin T. Fuller, who has a beautiful summer home at Rye Beach, has purchased the large field opposite the Lamprey Farm of Mr. James Batchelder.
Fred Towle has just had his house on Highland Avenue re-shingled.
Mr. Edward Davis of Amesbury and Miss Dorothy Fox of Newburyport were week end guests at the Elmwood.
The transfer of pupils for the several schools in town to the new Centre building took place on Monday. The change is greatly appreciated by both the pupils and teachers.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whittaker who have passed the winter at Hampton Village have this week taken a cottage at the beach.
Miss Leonore Lane entertained a group of girls at her cottage at North Beach from Thursday to Sunday. They were chaperoned by Misses S. B. Lane and M. S. Brown.
Mrs. Mary Walton of the Elmwood passed Tuesday in Newburyport as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blake.
Miss Kate Johnson of Portsmouth who has passed several summers at the beach, was a visitor at the Nudd Cottage on Wednesday.
Miss Elsie Jennings and mother of New York, who have been guests at the Elmwood the past 14 years, expect to pass the summer here this year.
Messrs. Geo. Heeney, Frank Steele and Harry Owens of Connecticut were in town Tuesday, making arrangements for a month's sojourn here.
Several car loads of machinery and building equipment arrived at Portsmouth from Manchester Tuesday morning and is consigned to local contractors. It will be shipped here at once.
Mabelle Perkins and Vivian Wood have returned to Keene Normal School after spending a week's vacation at their homes in town.
The Simpson Restaurant on Ocean Avenue at the beach is greatly improved this season, being enlarged to a capacity for over one hundred guests and is one of the best lighted and attractive at this resort.
There were three bad auto accidents Monday afternoon on the Lafayette road near Hampton. One big touring car turned turtle after crashing into a tree and the car was completely wrecked. Another accident occurred about an hour later at North Hampton, near the residence of Joseph Hobbs, when two smaller cars collided. The occupants were uninjured and managed to get away without disclosing their identity.
A. J. Morse has just installed a new power system in John A. Janvrin's planing mill, consisting of four individual drive electric motors.
Don't forget the food sale at Lane's block on Friday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock.
A building is being erected on the south side of the depot yard near the platform, which is to be used as a photographic studio.
The Mothers' Circle will meet next Wednesday evening, May 10, at the home of Mrs. Mary Noyes with Mrs. Alice Thompson as assistant hostess. The subject will be "Kindergarten Methods." A paper on "The Montessori System" will be read by Mrs. Margaret Noyes.
Mrs. Raymond Spackman spent last week with her parents in Haverhill. This week she is to entertain her brother, Clifton Pike.
The several churches and all people interested in community welfare are earnestly urged to meet at the Town Hall on Sunday evening, May 7th, at eight o'clock, when speakers under the auspices of the Rockingham County headquarters will discuss matters in the interest of the local Young Men's Community Club and Camp Fire Girls group. An interesting musical programme will be presented assisted by the Young Men's Orchestra.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Nutter announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ruth Antoinette Nutter, to Mr. Wendell Winchester Dykeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber A. Dykeman. Miss Nutter was graduated from the Chelsea High School, class of 1914. She was also graduated from the American Institute of Normal Methods at Lasell Seminary. She is a highly accomplished musician. Mr. Dykeman was graduated from Chelsea High and Bryant's and Stratton's Business College of Boston. During the war he was in the Naval Flying Corps and was stationed in South Carolina. Both the young people are prominent in social circles.
Andrew J. Philbrick
Mr. Andrew J. Philbrick passed away on the morning of the 29th after a long period of confinement and failing health.
Mr. Philbrick belonged to one of the old families of Hampton. He was the son of Jonathan and Abigail Marston Philbrick. His ancestors lived on the old homestead. Mr. Philbrick was born on Jan. 5, 1836. He married Jan. 5, 1868, Miss Clara A. Dearborn of Hudson, Mass., a very fine woman, who is still remembered with great regard by many friends here. There are two children, who have missed their mother and mourned her death for many years. Mr. Philbrick was a carpenter by trade, a very skillful workman. His work was in and near Hudson. At the beginning of the Civil War he was in the District of Columbia and enlisted there in "The National Guards." On his return to Hampton he joined the Perkins Post and was its Commander. He was Adjt. at the time of his death. He had been unable to go about for many years. He was cared for by his two children, William of North Andover and Elizabeth, who was his constant companion. The care and devotion that she has given her father these many years must be a source of comfort in her loss of his companionship in years to come.
Mr. Philbrick's funeral was held at the home on Tuesday morning, carried later for burial to Hudson where his wife was buried. The service was conducted by Rev. Edgar Warren and was simple and beautiful. Perkins Post then held their service beside his casket. He looked very peaceful surrounded by beautiful flowers, tributes of loving friends and neighbors, who had all gathered to pay their last respects to one who had lived kindly and in neighborly friendship for many years. The bearers were Thomas Cogger, Edwin Batchelder, James Murray and Albert K. Church. Arrangements all in charge of R. E. Tolman, Undertaker.
R. E. Tolman is moving into the Joseph Batchelder place.
We are glad to welcome two new ministers to town, one already here, Mr. Barker, of the Methodist Church, and it is hoped that Rev. Bernard Christopher will come to the Baptist Church. We need all the forces for good that we can obtain in town.
Mrs. Cogger's friends are glad to hear that she is doing finely at the hospital. Mr. Cogger goes to Manchester each day to visit her. Many other friends have been up.
Mr. Sumner Fall and Mrs. Addie B. Brown are making many improvements on their home place.
The lights are expected to be turned on in nearly every house on Lafayette Road from Otis Marston's to Edgar Howe's by Saturday.
Hartley Kierstead has erected a very pretty building near his home where he will make and sell doughnuts. He is very enterprising and deserves success.
The members of Perkins Post were so pleased with the speaker on last Memorial Day that they wished to hear him again. Dr. L. E. Follensbee of Portsmouth will therefore again be the orator on Memorial Day.
At the Department Convention of the G. A. R. a resolution was offered that a law be introduced to prohibit ball games on Memorial Day. We should be very glad if the authorities who can have any influence in this matter would, for the boys' sake, try and help the boys to appreciate what an address on Memorial Day might do for them in preference to the ball game. Also for the older people who must see the game. Old and young need an uplifting in the higher and better things of life.
The Spring Meeting of the Seaside District Sunday School Association will be held at the Congregational Church, Hampton, Tuesday, May 9, 1922. An interesting program for both the forenoon and afternoon has been arranged. Dinner will be served by the Hampton ladies.
Mrs. Richard W. Shea of Malden, Mass., and Hampton, N. H., announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Catherine Eleanor Shea, to Mr. Bruce Davis Franklin of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of North Attleboro, Mass. Miss Shea is a graduate of the Malden High School, a member of the Kappa Phi Sorority and is president of the Oseteeco Club of the Old Colony Trust Company. For several years she has been in charge of the statement window at the Bay State Office of the Old Colony Trust Company. Mr. Franklin, formerly connected with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, is now General Sales Manager of the Butters Camp Mfg. Company of Atlanta. He was a member of the class of 1909 at Tilton.
When the Invincible Class of the Peoples' Christian Church, Lynn, Mass., came to Hampton a year ago this time to present "Turning the Trick," for the benefit of the Winnicummet Improvement Society, very little was known of the merits of their work, but, since that time, it would be hard to find anyone then present who does not speak of the Invincibles in words of highest praise. The evenness of the cast was particularly noticeable, it being hard to tell which were the leading parts. On the evening of Saturday, May 13th, at 8 o'clock in Hampton Town Hall, these young folks will present "Sunshine," a three act drama, somewhat along the lines of a musical comedy. They have kindly consented to give this for their expenses, everything beyond this going to the treasury of the Hampton Red Cross. These expenses, principally, include a royalty on the play, railroad fares from Lynn and expenses of the coach. The play is given under the direction of the same coach as last season and we feel sure that, with such supervision, excellent results have been accomplished in the year's time. The general public are asked to purchase tickets as their share in this Red Cross evening. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cash will entertain the Lynn folks over night. The management of the moving pictures have kindly and willingly changed their night from Saturday, the 13th, to Friday, the 12th, to accommodate the committee. We all wish to thank them. We do not need to dwell on the good work done by the Hampton Red Cross, as that speaks for itself, especially in the excellent work done among the school children. As the cellar walls are the foundation of the new home, so our school children are the foundation of the future Hampton. Candy will be on sale between the acts and ice cream during the dancing. Orchestra music will be rendered between the acts and dancing after the play.
Don't forget that most of the broadcasting have gone on daylight saving time. W G Y Schenectady, N. Y., transmits Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 7:45 to 9:45 and then a late evening concert beginning at 11:15. Radio Broadcasting News is now $1 per year and will contain the programs of most of the broadcasting stations, and can be procured by sending to the Westinghouse Electric and Mfg. Company at East Pittsburgh, Pa.