Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. James Hutchins entertained friends for three tables of whist, for her sister and guests, Miss Campbell of Lynn, Mass.
Mrs. Russell Leavitt held an outdoor tea for twelve of her friends on Wednesday afternoon. The young ladies served and embroidered for the fancy-work table of the lawn party. The pleasant companionship and merry chatter made the afternoon pass very pleasantly and much work was accomplished. The hostess served very enjoyable ice tea and sandwiches.
Mrs. Wilson Olney has been a guest of friends in Boston, for the past week.
Mrs. W. J. Rounds of Billerica, Mass., widow of ex-senator, William J. Rounds, of Massachusetts and Mrs. Harry A. Penniman of Cambridge, Mass., were week-end visitors at the "Rose Cottage," home of Mrs. Sara E. Rose.
Walter B. Farmer of Applecrest farm, Hampton Falls, was in town Wednesday. He reports very favorable collections for the apple crop this year of about 40,000 boxes.
The two new houses on Ann's lane which are being built by Mrs. Leora Bristol and Melville C. Adione, are nearing completions. These two houses with the new Gale Garage on Lafayette road near by adds much to the building activities in that section of the town.
Mr. and Mrs. Uri Lamprey were pleasantly surprised at their home, on Thursday evening, by about 50 of their friends, who presented the newly married couple with a handsome floor lamp, Mr. H. M. Lamprey, making the presentation. There were also several smaller gifts. The evening was passed merrily with conversation, vocal and instrumental music, and a number of humorous monologues by Mrs. Bragdon. The ladies in charge of the party served ice cream and cake. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Dennett, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Young, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lamprey, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Blake, Mr. Randall Young, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Underwood, Mr. and Mrs. Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Burbridke, Mr. and Mrs. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Bragg, Mr. and Mrs. Hey, Mr. and Mrs. Remmi, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Munsey, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. D. Palmer; Mr. and Mrs. S. McDonnell, Mrs. Bragdon, Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. Hickox, Mr. Oliver, Mr. Sharples, Mr. Harold McDonnell, Miss Ivy Wright, Miss Irene Wright, Miss Doris Hogan, Mr. H. M. Lamprey, Miss Helen Lamprey, Mrs. R. W. Shea.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Benson with their family, who have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Frank Dennett for the past two weeks, returned to their home in Waltham, Mass., on Friday.
Miss Erhardt of New York and Lawrence, Mass., is the guest of Miss Esther True and Ruth Fall.
Mrs. Annie M. True is visiting in Cleveland, Ohio, the guest of her uncle, Ambrose Swasey. She will return the last of the week by automobile.
Through the real estate office of W. L. Traversy, Hampton, the well known estate of A. H. Nutting, on the Beach road, near the East End school house has been sold to Mr. Frank Osgood of Everett, Mass., who purchases for a permanent home. Mr. Osgood is a noted horticulturist, and he may decide to make this estate one of the beauty spots of the town. Mr. Nutting is much pleased to know that his successor is a man who will keep up the grounds of the estate.
Mrs. Laura B. Cannon, who has been in ill health since an operation in the hospital nearly a year ago, died at her home last night. Mrs. Cannon was an active member of Winnicummet Rebekah Lodge, and her death is a sad loss to the lodge as well as to her relatives and the community at large.
The second weekly band concert in the depot yard by McDonald's band last Monday evening drew an ever larger crowd than the first. The music was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by all, proving that these concerts will be a real benefit to the village. Many from the Beach take the trouble to come up and tends to produce better and closer relations between Beach and Village. The children who were present in large numbers were perfectly well-behaved and not the slightest injury was done to the shrubbery. Those who were instructed in inaugurating these concerts are very much pleased with the way the concert idea is working out and wish to thank all who are doing their part to make it a success.
A. J. Tick, linotype operator at this office, was called home to Southbridge, Mass., Friday by the sudden death of his father. He was fifty years old, and a resident of that town for thirty years. He was buried Sunday afternoon, at St. Joseph's cemetery in that town.
Mr. H. G. Lane was in Concord on Monday attending the monthly trustee meeting of the Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lane joined Mrs. Lane on Tuesday and both went to Franklin to attend the trustee meeting of the Golden Rule Farms Association, a home for boys only. Money has been raised to begin at once on a new home for the boys to take place of the one burned last December. This new building will be much larger and will have all modern improvements. It will accommodate about sixty-five boys beside the superintendent and his helpers.
Mrs. Anna Barker Shelton celebrated her 85th birthday on Friday, June 10th. She was not able to have a party but a number of friends and relatives called and sent greetings. Her son and daughter took her for an automobile ride in the afternoon, a pleasure she greatly enjoyed.
Miss Alice Bean, a former teacher in our schools and now living in California, has been a guest of Miss Etta Blake for a few days this past week. From Hampton she will make a visit in North Conway before leaving for her home in the west, about the middle of August.
The large attendance at all the services of the Community church, the generous offerings and fellowship at the weekly socials more than surpasses the expectation of its most ardent promoters. Maybe the people of the village churches can learn a lesson which is being taught by the protestant people of all faiths in this community church at Hampton Beach.
Next Sunday the Rev. Mr. Yantis of Manchester will preach morning and evening.
Upwards of 100,000 people visited here Sunday seeking relief from the intense heat. Bath house facilities were at a premium shortly after noon. No accidents of a serious nature were reported.
The first and only swimming pool Hampton Beach has ever had, open auspiciously Wednesday with a goodly group of local swimmers taking part and a concert by the local Beach band. The pool, the conception of Armas Guyon, is located in the rear of Cutler's Sea View and is 25 yards long and 15 yards wide. The opening attracted several hundred vacationists and it promises to be one of the features of the beach. Leland Burbridge of Mechanicsville, N. Y., former life guard at El Cenro, Cal., is in charge of the pool.
The Boston & Maine railroad has notified J. Frank James, former president of the local Board of Trade and chairman of the excursion committee, that it will run a special excursion train from Boston, Sunday, July 26, stopping at Lynn, Salem, Beverly and Ipswich. The train is scheduled to leave Boston at 9:15 a. m., day-light saving reach Hampton depot at 10:35. The return train will leave Hampton at 6 p.m. standard time. Manager Frank Stevens of the local trolley system is making arrangements to take the excursionists to the beach. The B. & M. has promised to wire the number on the train at Boston and the various stopping places. They have also distributed flyers in regard to the train in all the main office buildings in the Hub.