The Hamptons Union, April 7, 1910

Vol. II, No. 14

Hampton News

Miss Elizabeth Perkins spent her birthday on Thursday with Mrs. F. P. Currier, Amesbury, Mass.

The next meeting of the Union Teachers Training class will be held in the Advent chapel next Monday night at the regular hour.

Guy Philbrick of Portsmouth was in town Monday evening calling on friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Merritt and son spent Sunday with his brother, Frank Merritt.

Frank Dearborn spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Frank Merritt.

Mrs. D. A. Munsey was at the beach over Sunday.

The Mechanics gave a very successful whist party in their hall on Wednesday evening, about forty being present.

Mrs. Frances Clark will address the Missionary society of the Congregational church at their meeting the first Wednesday in May. The auxiliaries of Exeter and North Hampton have accepted an invitation to be present.

Miss Fannie L. Phillips, of the class of 1911 at the Robinson Female Seminary at Exeter, made a few days visit at Newmarket the first of the week and visited some of her classmates and friends. She returned to her home Tuesday.

The Woman's Missionary Society of the Free Baptist church held their meeting at the vestry last Wednesday afternoon. A goodly number were present, and a very pleasant afternoon was enjoyed.

Death removed an aged resident of Hampton last Tuesday. The deceased was Mrs. Eliza Marin Hobart, who for some time past has resided in the family of George Carlton on the Exeter road. She aged was 80 years, 1 month, 8 days, and has been a long sufferer from paralysis, from which cause death resulted. The body was prepared for burial by I. S. Jones, and was sent from here to Pepperell, Mrs. Hobart's home, and from there will be taken to Brookline for interment.

M. W. Littlefield is visiting his brother, S. C. Littlefield, in Dover.

Dr. and Mrs. Nutter from Rochester are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Warren Drew for a few days.

The Q & Q whist club will meet at Mrs. Frank Merritt's next Saturday evening.

The What-so-ever Mission Circle will meet with Miss Thelma Shaw on Saturday afternoon.

Miss Eugenia Locke and Augustus Locke are guests of their mother, Mrs. Martha Locke, this week.

Miss Gladys Young attended the meeting of the G.G.G.G.G. club in North Hampton on Saturday. Miss Young is a member of this club.

Mrs. O. H. Whittier, Miss Clara Powers and Mrs. Annie Berry, who have been attacked by grippe, are all improving under the skillful treatment of Dr. M. F. Smith.

The Woman's Relief corps will give an entertainment in the Grange hall on Friday evening, April 8, at 7:30 o'clock. The farce, "The Wrong Package," will be given -- also violin duets by Ada Tarlton and Ashton Lindsey, and choice readings and music. There will be a sale of cake, ice cream and candy. Admission, fifteen cents; children, ten cents.

Mrs. E. Warren Lane gave a reception to her guests, Miss May Lane and Mr. Charles Whipple of Salem, Mass., on Tuesday evening, which was very enjoyable. Mr. Whipple and Miss Lane were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Lane on an automobile ride on Wednesday.

Miss Emma Locke is having the addition of a bath room and pantry placed upon the residence. Edward Brown and Ray Hazelton are doing the work.

The Monday club was delightfully entertained by Mrs. E. G. Cole in her pleasant home on Monday. The program was in charge of Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Ross, and was an afternoon devoted to Shakespeare. "A Mid Summer Night's Dream" was read by Mesdames Lane, Blake, Thompson, Ross, Powers and Church. Mrs. Whittier prepared a sketch of Shakespeare's life and Mrs. Coffin gave a synopsis of the play. The music was of a very fine order, given by Miss Powers and Mrs. Nye. Four guests were present, Mrs. Randolph DeLancey, Mrs. Cogger, Mrs. Shaw and Miss Cole. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess, who was assisted by Miss Beatrice Church and Miss Ernestine Cole.

Eugene Janvrin went to the hospital in Boston on Wednesday to be operated upon for ulcers on the stomach. This is a very delicate operation and his many friends are anxiously awaiting the results. Ralph Norton is driving his butcher cart.

There was a much larger number than usual at all the services at the Free Baptist church last Sunday. At the morning service the pastor used for his theme, "Love in all things," Romans 8:28. In the evening at 7 o'clock they had one of the most interesting and helpful services of the season. Subject, "The Last Call." The duet, "Beautiful City," by Mrs. Phillips, and Lillian, was much enjoyed by those who love music. When the invitation was given at the close of the meeting, several responded to the call.

Mrs. E. G. Cole and Miss Clara Powers attended a musical in Exeter on Tuesday.

The Congregational Missionary Society was held in the chapel on Wednesday. A large number were present. The subject study was Missionary works in Spain, and a pleasant feature was the impersonation of two teachers there by Miss Julia Locke and Miss Augusta Blake. The hostesses were Mrs. Otis Marston and Mrs. William Keene.

The Rev. Ina Partington preached a very eloquent sermon on Sunday morning, omitting a text, but starting at once to his subject of again explaining the apportionment plan and joy of giving. To make the work more efficient and to keep the pastor more fully in touch with every part of the parish, Mr. Partington has divided it into seven districts, appointing a lady to superintend each district, these seven ladies to constitute an advisory committee to the pastor.

About forty members of the grange went to North Hampton on Tuesday evening, as guests of the North Hampton grange. The Ocean Side provided the entertainment, which consisted of short addresses; readings by Mrs. Ardenia Hobbs and Mrs. Annie P. Brown, and music by Miss Etta Blake and Ms. Wilda Morehouse.

The ladies of the Monday club enjoyed the work with Shakespeare so much, a few are considering the advisability of organizing a Shakespeare club to meet evenings.

Mrs. Lydia Brown has returned from a week's visit with her son, William Brown, in Somerville, Mass.

At the Free Baptist church Sunday morning at 10:30, the pastor, Rev. W. Lincoln Phillips, will preach from the theme, "Influence and Power." The ladies choir will sing for an opening selection, "Since I Have Overcome." Sunday school at the close of the morning service at 11:30. Choir rehearsal at the close of the Sunday school. There will be a special service at 7 o'clock. Subject, "I Can, and I Can't." There will be special music. Mid-week prayer and social meeting Thursday evening at 7:30. You are most cordially invited to be present at all these services. You can find a church home with us, and you will be welcome.

A special [trolley] car, consisting of young people of the village, to the number of twenty-four, went to "Cutler's by the Sea" on Monday evening, April 4th, 1910, to celebrate the birthday of Thomas Sanborn. The party arrived about eight o'clock, and from that time until eleven, when the car came for them, the time was delightfully spent at six tables of whist. Delicious refreshments were served by Mr. and Mrs. Cutler, consisting of pineapple sherbets, all kinds of fancy cake and coffee. The party was a surprise to Mr. Sanborn, yet he met his friends and entertained them in his usual quiet pleasing manner. All expressed themselves as having spent a most enjoyable evening, wishing their young friend many, happy returns of the day, and thanking Mr. and Mrs. Cutler for their kind hospitality, the party departed for home. Mr. Sanborn was the recipient of four choice gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. Lord from Lawrence, Mass., are at the beach for the season.

Miss Augusta Blake spent Saturday in Boston.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hobbs entertained the Q and Q whist club last Saturday night. The prizes were won by Miss Edna Nudd, Mrs. Frank Dearborn and M. W. Littlefield. A delicious lunch was served by the hostess.

Some much needed improvements are being made on the beautiful lawn and grounds around the Free Baptist church and parsonage. The driveway and approach to the church has been cut on a semi-circle and graded. The side walk the entire length of the church and parsonage lot has been cut out to the width of (unreadable). The old lamp post that has been obsolete for many years has been removed. A large urn will take its place and stand on the green in front of the church. A yoke of oxen and a pair of horses were seen on the grounds last Monday.


"We, the undersigned, wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy in our recent bereavement, and also for the beautiful flowers."



The announcement of Graves & Ramsdell in another column, below, of the fact that they have obtained a long term lease of the casino and auxiliary properties at Hampton Beach, is a bit of good fortune for Hampton. It means without doubt that a boom will come to this resort such as it has not yet known. Both of the proprietors are men of wide experience in the conduct of summer resorts and the catering to entertainment of large bodies of pleasure seekers, and phenomenal success has always attended their undertakings. The three years in which they have been in control at Hampton Beach has demonstrated beyond a doubt that only high class features of entertainment will be tolerated, and in the casino and hotel cuisine the very best that can be had is invariably provided. Under the management of Graves & Ramsdell intoxicating liquors at the Beach have been dispensed with discretion and a degree of orderliness has been maintained on their property at least, far above any previous administration, and the season of 1910 will, for the first time in many years, see the vast property conducted without a liquor license of any kind. This fact alone speaks well for the regime which will be in force for the next few years, and is good evidence that the proprietors, like most of the citizens of Hampton, are of the opinion that the sale of intoxicating liquors at popular resorts is a detriment, rather than an aid, to its successful operation.

That the policy of the street railway in year-to-year lease of the properties has been a handicap to the management is conceded. With this obstacle removed and given instead a long term tenure in which the investment of large sums of money can safely be made, the permanency of development is assured, and attractions never before attempted will be inaugurated.

It is a good thing for Hampton that such is the case -- a most excellent thing to have placed in Messrs. Graves & Ramsdell's hands the development of so important a part of the town's assets.

But here, also, is the opportunity of the Beach precinct. Messrs Graves & Ramsdell are here to stay, for a number of years, at least; and they mean to spend some money to attract and hold people at this resort. If other property holders will unite and work in harmony with the casino proprietors, it will be not only greatly to their own advantage, but to the whole town as well, and such an opportunity as now exists may not come again.

Pine Island Park

This Popular Place Near Manchester Leased to Graves & Ramsdell

Hampton Beach Casino Leased to Graves & Ramsdell for Five Years.

In their descriptive booklet for the season 1910, Messrs. Graves & Ramsdell make the announcement of the addition of another great popular recreation spot to their system -- another link in the chain of New England resorts, in the building up of which they have spent years sparing neither cost nor effort in securing the best to attract and entertain their guests.

The latest acquisition is the widely known Pine Island Park, situated about six miles from the city hall of Manchester and within the five-cent fare limit of that city, on the Manchester-Derry electric street railway.

The park is situated on the shores of a beautiful lake and contains many acres of pine grove and delightful outing spots. Amusements and attractions of all kinds are provided, including roller coasting, roller skating rink, dance hall, dining room, merry-go-round, bath houses, boating, canoeing, steam pleasure launches, and many others, too numerous to mention.

With this very popular inland resort added to the Graves & Ramsdell system, the circuit is complete with two ocean resorts: Hampton Beach, N.H. and Cape Cottage, Portland, Me. and two parks bordering on fresh water lakes -- Canobie Lake Park and Pine Island Park.

Hampton Beach will indirectly benefit by this new link in the chain, as Graves & Ramsdell are extensive advertisers of their resorts and the advertising of one place also advertises the others.

The proprietors also announce that they have secured a long term lease of the valuable properties at Hampton Beach, and are thus enabled to make a decided change in the attractions to be offered their patrons at this resort. Heretofore everything provided in the way of entertainment for the public has necessarily been of a most temporary nature, the uncertainty of their tenure warranting no great outlay of money.

With a long term lease they are warranted in and can afford putting their money into more permanent forms of attractions, and this, the management states, will be done.

Hampton Beach patrons will therefore be much pleased with the foregoing knowledge and can be assured that their entertainment will be well provided for in the future, and Hampton Beach become more popular than ever before.