The Hamptons Union, February 7, 1918

Hampton News

The present one has been a very difficult one in this office, but it is hoped that weather conditions have reached the worst and an improvement all along the line can now be realized.

One of the street railway's snowplows lies in the marsh where it will have to remain until spring. Two others were disabled, and the cars were out of commission nearly two days through the unusual weather conditions this week.

The Congregational Missionary society was postponed on account of the weather and cars not running. It will be held on Thursday of next week at Mrs. True's.

The W. R. C. will meet on Wednesday of next week; as this is the only meeting of the month it is hoped a good number will be present

Miss Edna Nudd of Boars Head is seriously ill.

It is most regrettable that for lack of heat most ladies lost their plants during the recent cold spell.

There is a teachers' convention at Portsmouth today, but as many teachers have left town, they cannot attend it.

The schools in town are closed for three weeks or until further notice, on account of lack of coal.

R. E. Tolman has gone to Tilton to visit his daughter Helen who is sick with the grip.

Much anxiety is felt by the many friends of Percy Blake, son of J. Parker Blake, who is supposed to have been on the transport steamer recently sunk. It is sincerely hoped that Percy is among the saved. It is in this way that we are made to realize the horror of war.