The Hamptons Union, September 2, 1917

Hampton News

Rev. and Mrs. Wallace H. Sterns are spending the present week with friends in and around Boston; the remainder of the vacation time will be spent at a camp in Maine.

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hotaling of Arlington, Mass., have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Young the past week.

Miss Isabel Winthrop Stuart, who has been spending some time in town, is now in Seabrook for a week. She will return to Connecticut early in October.

It will be "Old Home Week" at the regular grange meeting next Friday evening.

On Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, from 3 to 5, there will be a food sale at Mr. Lane's store under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid of the Congregational church. Home made doughnuts, cakes, bread and rolls will be on sale.

On Wednesday afternoon of last week nine members of the cradle roll of the Congregational church with their mothers were entertained on the parsonage lawn, Mrs. Theda Hobbs and Miss Eugene Locke assisting Mrs. Sterns. A social time was enjoyed and pictures of the mothers and babies were taken, also of the babies alone. They ranged in ages from two months to three years and the youngest is a grandson of Josiah J. Dearborn, for many years senior deacon of the Congregational church. At present there are fourteen members of the cradle roll. Delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. Sterns.

D. Asbury Marston has sold his place to a party in Boston.

Mrs. Elsie J. Godfrey is confined to her bed at the present time. Her daughter, Mrs. Grace Tourtillot, is caring for her.

Wallace Batchelder has taken Mr. Frank Marston's house, which was recently vacated by the Montgomerys, who have returned to Vermont since the death of their father, Mr. Craig.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cogger left for Battle Creek, Michigan, on Monday, where Mr. Cogger entered the sanitorium, for treatment.

Word has been received from Concord of the serious illness of Mrs. Joseph Snyder.

The annual inspection of Per-[sic] W. R. C. will probably be held on Wednesday, October 10. There will be two more regular meetings before inspection and it is hoped all members will try and be present that rehearsals may be held.

The annual meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held at the Baptist parsonage on Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Through an error Andrew R. Perkins of Hampton was certified through Adjutant General Howard into the national army, the local board reporting that he had failed to report when called for examination. Later he appeared before the board and produced a medical certificate from them showing that he had been examined on August 10 and was rejected. Through an error he was examined on the call number of Benjamin H. Goodall of Newmarket, No. 114 instead of his own slip, 104. The error has been reported by the local board to the adjutant general's office and his re-examination resulted in his being granted a second discharge.

Helen Toleman and Dorothy Thompson entered Tilton Seminary this week. They went to Manchester in Mr. Toleman's machine and thence by rail. The girls like Seminary Hill.

The M. E. Church is raising spiritual ministries to the boys in the cantonements. The local church will do its share.

Everett Thompson entered Middletown, Conn. on Wednesday, where his father was graduated twenty-five years ago.

The Methodist Ladies' Aid Society held its first meeting after the vacation with Mrs. Emma Parker Wednesday afternoon. An unusually large company enjoyed the bountiful supper together.

Harold Keene is among those who will attend Durham College this fall.

Oliver H. Godfrey returned home on Saturday. His health is much better since his operation, which was a serious stomach trouble.

Miss Johnson of Newburyport will take the place of Mr. Akeley, as teacher of music in the schools. It is hopeful that she will be as successful as Mr. Akeley was in the position.

Mrs. Lucy A. Marston and Mrs. Marion Leavitt attended the W. C. T. U. Convention in Newfields on Tuesday. Others were prevented from attending by the rain. There were many interesting addresses, one very earnest appeal by Rev. F.L. Payson to the women to stop sending cigarettes to the boys of the Army and Navy. For many years manufacturers, railroads, and all responsible concerns have been refusing to employ cigarette smokers and now mistaken, if kind hearted people insist that the boys cannot live without cigarettes.

Many mothers are complaining of this, mothers who have for many years taught their boys the evil of using the so-called coffin tacks. Mr. Payson said, "We do not want our boys returning to us saturated with the nicotine poison of the deadly cigarette, which affects his whole system and lowers both mind and body. There are better things to give the boys."

Mrs. A. Blair Thaw of North Hampton and New York had a narrow escape from death Monday when she was struck by an automobile operated by Thomas B. McLaughlin, who drives for Francis E. Drake of Rye Beach and Cleveland, Oh. Mrs. Thaw became confused, it is supposed, as she was crossing the road near Little Boars Head as the car approached and she hesitated, then again attempted to cross in front of the car. The car was running slowly and Mr. McLaughlin tried to avoid her by pulling over to the car tracks. Despite his effort the car struck Mrs. Thaw, the mud guard throwing her to the ground.

The car was stopped instantly before she was touched by a wheel and she was rushed to her home in an unconscious condition, McLaughlin taking her there. An examination by Dr. Heffenger of Portsmouth showed no broken bones but Mrs. Thaw was badly shaken and bruised, sustained a bad scalp wound which required surgical attention. The Thaws attach no blame to McLaughlin for the accident as he was running slowly at the time and his efforts not to strike her were all that could have been done. Mr. Thaw is a cousin of Harry K. Thaw of Pittsburg and New York and he and his sister, the Countess of Yarmouth, have been frequent visitors at the Thaw summer home at North Hampton.