The Hamptons Union, November 10, 1910
Vol. II, No. 45
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Littlefield of Hampton beach start Saturday on their annual vacation. They will visit New York, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, returning after Thanksgiving.
J. W. Dearborn was so thoroughly convinced of a Democratic landslide in New Hampshire this year that he taught his ducks to call out "Carr! Carr! Carr!" to every passerby.
Miss Cora B. Loud of Portland, Me., a cousin of Miss Leota M. Marston, was recently married to a Portland young man, and the news of her marriage has just become known to her relatives here.
Four popular Hampton young ladies walked to Portsmouth on Monday afternoon, making the trip in three hours, the day before walking to Exeter in two hours and intending walking to Newburyport very soon. If this continues carfares will drop in price and foot wear advances, but plucky girls remain the same.
Master Allston Snyder celebrated his fifth birthday on Sunday by going to a dinner party given in his honor at the home of Mrs. Gladys Young Janvrin, Hampton Falls.
Mr. Lewis Perkins was a visitor in Boston on Thursday.
Mrs. Otis Marston is visiting relatives in Lynn, Mass.
Mrs. Stanley Ward and Mrs. Parker Blake were guests of Mrs. Howard G. Lane on an automobile ride on Tuesday.
Albert Brown came home on Monday so as to cast his first vote on Tuesday.
Mrs. Sarah Dow and Mrs. Eugene Janvrin were guests of Mrs. Emma Young on Tuesday.
Charles Brown and son of Amesbury visited his mother, Mrs. John Brown, on Sunday.
The rural drama, "Down in Maine," which has been in rehearsal for a few weeks, will be presented for the senior class of Hampton academy in the town hall, Wednesday evening, Nov. 15 with the following cast of characters:
|Zeph Cummings,||C. J. Ross|
|Ralph Cummings,||John Cleveland|
|Neil Wentworth,||James H. Janvrin|
|Mr. Holden,||Beecher Yeaton|
|Mose Gossin,||Clinton Durant|
|Susie Cummings,||Julia Locke|
|Mrs. Cummings,||Helen Batchelder|
|Keziah Ketchum,||Minnie Arnold|
|Betsey Tomps,||Dorothy Smart|
Some popular songs will be sung during the entertainment. At the close, ice cream and cake will be for sale by members of the class. A generous patronage both of the play and the refreshment counter is desired. A special car will go to the Beach after the play.
A genuine old-fashioned husking bee was held at the home of Herman Brown on Saturday evening. A merry company of thirty-five soon made short work of what corn there was, finding plenty of red ears, the genial host doing his best to make everybody happy. After singing all the old time songs the company were called to dinner by the largest dinner bell owned in town and such a dinner! The menu consisted of baked beans, brown bread, pickles of all kinds, delicious white bread, pies galore, pumpkin, squash, apple, nice cranberry, Washington, (four stories high) jelly tarts, chocolate cup cakes, hot coffee; Grandmother's cooking not in it. There was nothing lacking except the old time Virginia Reel, but the man with the fiddle had a previous engagement. The ladies appeared in evening dress of long dark aprons and various styles of head gear; the men, of course, with high hats and high boots; but how so many colored people got there still remains a mystery. After dinner the party were entertained by a graphophone concert, which was much appreciated. The company departed for home about 11 o'clock, after giving the lucky farmer and his family three hearty cheers for being the proud possessor of 200 bushels of good old yellow corn.
It is with deep regret that the people of Hampton hear that Mrs. Charlotte Nye and family are to move to Ashland, Mass. Mrs. Nye is a woman of refinement, education and marvelous tact and has endeared herself to everyone with whom she came in contact. Her musical ability is of superior excellence and has charmed many audiences in Hampton. We all wish her "God speed" and trust our loss may be her gain.
Joseph Gay of Exeter has rented the homestead of the late Ann Pollard, now owned by James DeLancey.
Mrs. Warren Hobbs and Mrs. Howard Lane were visitors to Boston on Friday.
The Rev. Edgar Warren has sold two of his small hen houses to Warren Lane and one to Beecher Yeaton, and is having a larger ones built.
Thomas Cogger purchased eleven cows in Stratham last week. When they arrived here he turned them into his pasture, purchased from Edward Towle. The following day he found one dead from having stepped into a well, and he regretted not having covered the well a day sooner.
Irving Drake and mother have returned to Florida. Mr. Drake had his span of horses sent down previous to his departure. When in Florida Mr. Drake is employed much of the time by Joel Jenkins, formerly a summer resident of Hampton.
On Nov. 15th the Seaside council of Mechanics will hold a fair and drama in Rye town hall. Those wishing to go will take the 6:45 car from Hampton, returning by special at 11 o'clock.
Mr. MacAdams has taken his daughter from the grammar school here and placed her in the Exeter grammar school.
Eleven new names were enrolled on the check list this week.
Mrs. Charles Pressey of Lawrence, Mass. is visiting her father, J. C. Blake, this week.
Mrs. Levi Blake and daughter Laura spent Tuesday in Newburyport.
Ten ladies from Hampton attended the whist party in North Hampton, given under the auspices of the Embroidery class. A very enjoyable afternoon was passed and three ladies bought home prizes, Mrs. Ernest Cole the first prize, Mrs. Edward Towle the second prize and Mrs. Edward Brown the consolation prize. The third prize was awarded to Mrs. Russell French of North Hampton.
Miss Elizabeth Norris left on Wednesday for Houston, Texas, with her little niece, who has been spending the summer in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Dexter of Newburyport, Mass., spent Sunday with friends in town. They were enthusiastic admirers of the surf. Mrs. Dexter went to St. Stephens, N. B. on Tuesday for a fortnight's visit.
Stuart Nye left town on Tuesday to visit an aunt in Connecticut. From there he will go directly to the new home in Ashland, Mass. Kenneth Ross will move the household affect the last of this week.
Charles Sargent, Fred Crosby and Winfield Hobbs were among the visitors in town on Tuesday.
The Monday Club held another of its interesting meetings in the hospitable home of Mrs. Ernest G. Cole, fifteen members and four guests being present. The guests were Mrs. Marsh of North Hampton, Mrs. Christopher Toppan, Mrs. Edgar Warren and Mrs. Stanley Ward of Hampton. After the business meeting the program, which was of exceptionally high order, was taken up. The subject was Discoveries, and papers were written upon the following divisions: "Pre-Columbian," Mrs. Church; "Columbia and other Spanish Explorers," Mrs. Locke; "From the Cabots to Drake," Mrs. Coffin; "the Aborigines," Mrs. Lane, Mrs. Nye rendered two beautiful piano solos most charmingly. Refreshments of oyster patties, ice cream, served with wafers and marachine cherries, olives and Russian teas were served by the hostess.
If the crowded house Sunday evening can be taken as a testimony of the interest the evangelists Currie and Paquette are creating certainly they must feel that the outlook is encouraging and we trust this interest will be sustained, the meetings be well attended and great good results.
James DeLancey is having the work upon his new restaurant rushed as rapidly as possible so as to get it enclosed before the winter sets in permanently. The building is on a lot on Highland ave., purchased from Mrs. Marion Dearborn.
The Evangelistic meetings, which have been held nearly two weeks, continue to be of much interest and are well attended. Afternoon meeting are held in the Congregational chapel, from 3 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, at 3 p.m., there will be services in the town hall to which every one is invited. The subject will be, "The Devil and How he Tries to Deceive. The singing of Mr. Paquette is much admired, and the chorus choir is also an attractive feature. If any one has not heard Rev. John Currie, the evangelist, speak, won't you come and hear him?
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Higgins was buried on Wednesday in the hampton Cemetery.
At the communion service at the Congregational church on Sunday morning Rev. Inor Partington spoke regarding the gift of a new piece of pulpit furniture, recently given by the family of the late Mrs. Maria T. Hobbs as a memorial gift of Mrs. Hobbs who was a faithful member of the church for more than forty years.
Dr. and Mrs. Mack have returned from a week end visit to Boston with their son Walter and his wife.