The Hamptons Union, July 13, 1922
Remember the lawn party on Toppan's lawn Friday evening.
Mrs. Frank J. Fitzpatrick of Winthrop, Mass., is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Erving Lamprey.
Mrs. Warren Hobbs and daughters Dorothy and Isabelle, are spending two weeks at Hedding.
The Ladies Aid of the Congregational Church is planning a lawn party, the proceeds of which are to be used in beautifying the church grounds. The lawn party will probably be in early August.
The Congregational Sunday School has sent the following delegates for a term of instruction to the Northern School of Religious Education at Durham: Mrs. Jessie Shaw, Miss Ruth Fall, Miss Helen Gilpatrick, Miss Esther True, Harold Clark. The latter goes as a musician for the school.
The "Co-op" is the name of the new grocery store which has been opened in one of the stores in Cogger's block just erected near the Odd Fellow's hall. H. A. McKeen is in charge and he invites the public to come and inspect one of the best stores of its kind in this vicinity. One feature of the new store is the plain marking in large red figures of every article in the store. The store is new, bright and tempting to customers.
The Hampton Pharmacy had a splendid sale of fireworks this year, as well as a good trade in all lines carried. This week Mr. Green offers a dollar sponge and 12 cakes of 20c soap for 1.95.
The foundations for two houses opposite the drug store are being put in this week by J. A. Javrin.
Dean Merrill has commenced work on the cellar of a house which he is to build on Academy Avenue this summer.
Mrs. W. T. Keene has enjoyed a visit from her sister, Mrs. Addie Hatch of New York.
Miss Helen Tolman is attending summer school at Keene Normal. She has had fine success in her first year's teaching.
Harold Noyes began last week the cellar for his new house on Highland Avenue.
Ernestine Towle came home from Exeter Hospital on Sunday.
A small but most delightful dinner party was given to Mrs. Anna B. Shelton on Monday her 82nd birthday being on Sunday. The party was a complete surprise to Mrs. Shelton, planned by her daughter and son's wife. Mrs. Shelton is still as young appearing and bright as usual.
Miss Martha T. Chipman of West Somerville is a guest of her cousin, Adeline Marston.
Mrs. Addie Brown was called to Lynn on Friday by the illness of Mrs. Jeannette Pratt, who had a severe attack of erysipelas.
Mrs. Agnes Leavitt returned on Friday from Sackville, N. B., where she was called by her father's illness.
Nelson J. Norton has sold his blacksmith shop to Fred A. Blake who took possession on Tuesday. Mr. Blake has a small shop in Blakeville and during the war and since has worked at his trade in the Portsmouth Navy Yard. He is a first class blacksmith and should have a large patronage in the Norton shop.
Miss C. J. Powers has sold her house on High Street to E. B. Coombs of Amesbury, Mass., who will move here at once. Mr. Coombs is a forester. He has a wife and two children.
Francis Donnell has entered the employ of Roland C. Emery working at his battery station and at other electrical work.
Subject of the sermon at the Methodist church on Sunday morning will be God's Standard. The union service Sunday evening will be at the Methodist church.
A lawn party will be held on the church lawn Tuesday evening the 25th by the Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist church. There will be lots of eats and features of special interest.
The W. C. T. U. will be entertained by Mrs. Katherine James on Friday afternoon, July 21. All who have not conveyance will be provided for by assembling at Whittier's corner at 2:15.
Some people must have great hope in the future of Hampton by the way new stores are opening up here. When the winter season sets in with the summer trade dropped out the situation will not be so promising.
One of our northern towns recently sent a representative here to take the dimensions of our library, wishing to have one of the same type of building.
The numerous schools that are holding summer sessions are affording great opportunity to young people who wish to take advantage of them. Anna M. Cole is taking a course in Amherst; Eloise Lane has gone to Columbia University and Wilbur Norton to Exeter. No university in the world offers so many hundred courses nor has so many thousand students as Columbia.
The Mothers' Circle enjoyed their annual outing at the Life Saving Station, North Beach, yesterday afternoon.
A meeting of pastors and officers of the four churches in town was held in the Advent church last evening to see if an organization could be effected which would create a harmony of effort of these churches along certain lines of religious work. The matter was discussed by those present and the delegates will report to their several churches Sunday for further action.
Mrs. Edith Long, a former resident of Hampton suddenly passed away on Sunday last at the Memorial Hospital at North Conway where she has held the office of assistant superintendent for some time. Her death will be sadly regretted by those who knew her, both personally and by her beautiful voice. A small son, brother, sister and parents are her survivors.
Orrin M. Lamprey, a native of Hampton, died Friday at his residence near the site of the old Hotel Leonia, in the 70th year of his age. His boyhood was spent in his native town, but later he was appointed keeper of the light at Brown Island, where he faithfully performed his duties for many years. Afterwards he returned to Hampton, and the last few years of his life were spent here. He suffered intensely for more than a year with cancer in the throat, from which his death resulted. The funeral was largely attended, friends and relatives being present from Boston, Rye, Portsmouth, Kittery and elsewhere. There was a great profusion of floral offerings. Rev. George W. Clark officiated and the undertaking was in charge of Fleming of Exeter and Pillsbury of Amesbury, Mass. Besides his widow, the deceased leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Keziah Lamprey, nearly ninety years of age, two sons, Hale and Lee, both of Kittery, a daughter, Mrs. Alice Miles of Portsmouth, and three brothers, Frank, Erving and Herbert, all of Hampton.
All the amusement enterprises are now going and with three dance halls, all having excellent orchestras, two moving picture houses showing the best things in film productions, those who desire other features than bathing, fishing, delightful walks and wonderfully exhilarating air can be satisfied here.
A picking up in reservations both among the hotels and rooming cottages is now noticeable. One or two fortunate places report that they have housed more this year but their cases are exceptional. The cottages are filling up, however, and there is an encouraging inquiry for cottages for August.
There is more real estate, for the most part vacant lots, being sold this year than there was last year. The larger part of it will not be built upon until next season.
At the Dance Carnival, Amos Guyon puts on a battle of music this evening and will next week start a weekly carnival along the lines which were so successful last year.
Graves and Ramsdell are introducing a number of new features at the Casino dance hall and are having large crowds there nightly. The concerts given three times each day are as popular as ever, and one interested can find parked along the Casino front autos from every section of the country, whose occupants are enjoying the music.
[Notes: (1) This issue is dated "Thursday, July 13, 1921." That date is a Wednesday. According to the "VOL" number in the nameplate at the top of page 1, Vol. XXIV is 1922. Hence it is being dated July 13, 1922 herein. This is confirmed by the Cutlers Seaview House ad in the lower right corner of page one: "1875-1922".]