On Monday, March 20, the Monday club was entertained at the home of Mrs. Scott Noyes. Miss Clara gave a review of “Place Otto” by R. L. Stevenson; she also read a selection from “Auld Licht Idylls,” by James M. Barrie. Mrs. Parker Blake’s paper on “Unemployed,” was most interesting, as was the one on “Current Events” by Mrs. Ernest Cole. Refreshments were served by the hostess.
Harry Osborne Perkins, of Malden, a formed resident of Hampton, passed away March 20, 1916, at the age of forty-one years, eight month and sixteen days. Mr. Perkins is survived by a widow, and two brothers, Irving N. of Seabrook, and Willis F., of Connecticut, and a sister, Pearl Getchell, of Connerville, Pa. His death was caused by pneumonia: burial was in Bath, Me. He was employed as engineer for the Haymarket Trust Co. of Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Batchelder of Newburyport, are receiving congratulations on the birth a little son on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Buckley and son, Ernest, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Toppan.
Mrs. Milton Adams and two children who have been guests of Mrs. C. S. Toppan for a month, returned to New York on Monday.
L. Milton Goodrich, of Exeter, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Nelson Norton, this week.
Miss S. Augusta Blake is at home this week, on a vacation.
Mrs. Elise J. Godfrey, who has been confined to the house most on the winter, is somewhat better.
Mrs. Victoria Dow was called suddenly home from Michigan, where she had spent the winter with Miss Maria Dow, by the death of Fred Towle, who was recently brought to Hampton for burial.
The early meeting of the Business Society of the Congregational church was held on Monday. The officers for the coming year were as follows: Wardens, Alvin True, Warren Hobbs, Edgar Howe: clerk, S. Albert Shaw: treasurer, Ernest G. Cole. Mr. Norris, who has been treasurer for many years, was obliged to resign on account of ill health. All habilities are fully paid.
The Keenes moved to the Perkins house on Wednesday. The will be much missed by some of their old neighbors.
Cyril C. Caldwell, the aviator, was the guest of his friend, John B. Marston, over Sunday.
Frank E. Leavitt of Portsmouth, with his son, Lawrence, attended the Congregational church on Sunday morning. Hampton is proud of Mr. Leavitt, as one of sons that has made good.
Rev. A. T. Buker of Contoocook, has accepted a call to become the pastor of the Free Baptist church of Hampton, and will begin his labors with this church June 1st. In the meantime Rev. John Manter, the state secretary, will see that the pulpit is supplied, and is expected to be here himself next Sunday.