The Hamptons Union, July 4, 1918

Hampton News

Among the people who have arrived in Hampton for the summer are Mrs. Amelia Noyes and her daughters, Mrs. Gates and Miss Madeline.

Miss L. Augusta Blake is at home for awhile.

Many teachers are talking or taking up other work and there is great alarm at the prospect of the schools of the county suffering in consequence.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Feeny have been at their cottage at the North Beach for two weeks.

Mr. Jacob T. Godfrey has returned from St. Paul, Minn. where he has spent the last few months with his son Percy.

The W.R.C. will hold a meeting on Wednesday next; then no more for a month.

Mrs. John W. Nutter has bought the fine cottage formerly owned by Harry Smart, North Beach. She will entertain many of her friends there this summer.

A compensation for the loss of many things this year is the many beautiful wild flowers. Never were they more abundant or varied.

The general grocery and baker's team which has come into town from North Hampton as long as can be remembered failed to appear last week for want of a driver. It was greatly missed by some who valued this store at their door.

The W.S.S. meeting in the town hall last Thursday evening was only slimly attended, but those present were more than repaid by the eloquent address by Rev. Mr. French of Danville, Vt., who had a large part in making a wonderful success of the W.S.S. campaign in that town, and who happened to be in Hampton to occupy the pulpit of the Congregational church on Sunday. Chairman Cole's report of subscriptions received showed that only about $14,000 had been pledged, but the plea of Mr. French was so effective that nearly $2,000 more was pledged by the small audience present, and more has been subscribed since. As we have until Jan. 1 to complete the quota it is likely that the full amount will be raised.

Mr. Henry Mace had an ill turn Sunday, but is somewhat improved at this writing.

The Mothers' Circle is invited to meet with Mrs. H. L. Tobey at their cottage at the Beach on Wednesday afternoon, July 10.

Mary Ellen Lamprey

In her home at Five Corners occurred the death Wednesday June 26 of Mrs. Mary Ellen, wife of Charles Lewis Lamprey, aged 63 years. The sudden death came as a great shock as many friends thought that she had passed all points of danger when the change took place. Funeral services were held at the late home and conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. L. Long, and two selections were rendered by the Adventist mixed quartette. There is left to mourn her loss two brothers, Edward and Charles Blake of this town; two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Marston and Miss Lizzie Blake, both of this town; besides a host of friends who will miss her kindly ways. She was laid to rest in the local cemetery. The many flowers revealed the love and respect of the neighbors for her.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ham of Auburn, Me. are guests this week in Dr. E. Henry Thompson.

Mrs. Alice Batchelder Brown was taken to the state Hospital at Concord for treatment on Tuesday.

Fred Mansfield and family of Cambridge, Mass. called on friends in town on Sunday.



The regular services will be held on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 services. The evening subject will be "Why 300 people do not attend church in Hampton."


The Children's Day committee surely deserves the highest commendation for the fine concert that was given last Sunday morning. The parts were well rendered, showing good work on the part of the school. Special mention should be made of the decorations, which were in keeping with the season and beautifully arranged. An offering of $13.00 was forwarded to the Belgian Relief Fund.

A large number gathered at the Brotherhood social Monday evening. Mr. Clifford's solos and the music by the orchestra were much enjoyed by all. Mr. Hebbard gave an instructive talk on the conditions in and around our War Training camps showing how well the Government is looking after the physical and moral welfare of our boys. Refreshments were served and all felt that a profitable evening had been spent. The next meeting will be July 15.

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be observed at the close of sermon next Sunday morning; the offering at that time will go for the State work.

The Women's Missionary Auxiliary met with Mrs. Farnsworth Wednesday afternoon.


Rev. E. G. French of Danville, Vt., occupied the pulpit of this church last Sunday. At both the morning and evening service he made a deep impression on his hearers and comment was unanimous that the church and parish would be fortunate indeed if they could obtain so able a man for their settled pastor.

Miss Clara Pike of Bride Hill entertained the Women's Missionary Society on Wednesday in her usual pleasing manner. The meeting was very interesting. Miss Stanton and Miss Pike both gave beautiful poems during the meeting. A fine lunch was served. A good number were present.


The King's Heralds will hold a social at the parsonage lawn Friday afternoon. If stormy, Saturday, rain or shine. The Heralds heartily invite any to come who wish to join.

The Lord's Supper will be administered next Sunday morning.

Rev. E. J. Aiken will speak in this church Sunday morning, July 14. Mr. Aiken is superintendent of the N.H. Bible society and his message has been heard with pleasure in this church in other years.



Scouts not organized in Troop 1 were notified to meet for organization of a second Troop last Monday night. Only six of the thirteen presented themselves and it seemed best to postpone organization for two weeks. Monday night, July 15 "Bear in mind."

Card of Thanks.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the friends, neighbors and Order of Mechanics who have been so kind to us in our recent bereavement, also for the beautiful flowers.

Mrs. Nellie M. White,
Mr. Robert White and Family

Card of Thanks.

We wish to express our sincere thank to friends and neighbors for the many kindness shown us in our sad bereavement; also for the many and beautiful floral tributes.

Mr. Charles L. Lamprey,
Miss Lizzie A. Blake,
Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Marston and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Blake,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward O. Blake.


Editor Hamptons Union: -

The writer's attention having been called to an item in your last issue relative to the improvements in and about the railroad station yard, and in view of the fact that several of our towns-people have publicly and privately claimed credit, not only for the origin of the improvement, but for its actual completion, it seems necessary to set forth the facts as they actually exist, so that the public may judge for themselves the merits of the various claimants. If you will grant me valuable space in you publication I will try to clear the atmosphere. For many years the grounds about the depot were a subject of comment, owing to their unsightly condition.

Various organizations, societies and individuals discussed the possibilities of improvements, but that is about all that was accomplished.

Not until the fall of 1916 did the matter take definite shape, and that was caused by the rumor that a location was about to be granted by the railroad for the purpose of erecting a public garage somewhere within the enclosure shown as the depot yard. Upon investigation it was learned that the rumor was well founded, and it became imperative that if anything was to be done in the way of improvements it must be done, before the location definitely was granted, building erected, etc., otherwise the expense to the town would preclude any possibility of improvements being made at all. With the aforesaid conditions existing, the chairman of the board of selectmen, Mr. J. B. Brown, was consulted and it was found that he was entirely agreeable to the proposition, but was somewhat skeptical as to anything being accomplished, owing to the bad feeling then existing between the town and the railroad company, but expressed the purpose to do everything with his power to bring about the desired improvements.

At this time the Rev. Mr. Sterns was taking an active interest in the affairs of the Hampton Improvement Association and was using his influence through the Union and otherwise to bring about much needed changes. He being interested in this work was the logical person to bring about a meeting between the town and the railroad. Having been furnished with the necessary letters of introduction to the railraod officials, he was successful in bringing the two elements together with the result that all differences were amicably adjusted and a satisfactory arrangement arrived at whereby the town and railroad, in conjunction, authorized the desired improvements.

I have endeavored to state the facts as they really are and my only interest in the discussion is to see fair play, and to have the credit for this particular improvement placed with Rev. Mr. Sterns for the able manner in which he handled a delicate situation, and bring about results in a very short time in a matter which had simply been talked about by others for years.

Chairman Brown deserves full credit for his hearty cooperation in the undertaking. Especial mention also should be made of the efficient and prompt manner in which the improvement was carried to completion by him.

Yours truly,

Hampton; Tuesday July 2, 1918



An error was made in the printing of the amount received from the recent food sale at the Beach. It should have read $72.75.

The War Fund Pledges are now due. Please send direct to the treasurer, Mr. Edwin Batchelder, Exeter road, or pay to Miss Thelma Shaw at Cole's periodical store.

Next week a year's summary of the work of the local branch will be published.


On Tuesday, June 25, Miss Hazel Leavitt and Miss Annie Johnson attended the wedding of Miss Elizabeth Clark, now of Waltham, Mass formerly of this town.

Following is an account of the wedding taken from a Waltham paper.

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Mae Clark, of 28 Orange street, daughter of Mrs. Ida M. Clark and Howard Raymond Chase of 70 ½ Rich street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Chase, took place yesterday afternoon at six o'clock, at the home of the bride 's sister, Mrs. H.W. Gough, 16 Orange street. The Rev. Robert B Jattison, pastor of the Beth Elen Baptist church, officiated and the double ring service was used.

The couple was unattended. The bride wore a gown of crepe meteor, with lace and pearl trimming, the train, and the veil was fastened with wreath of white sweet peas. The house was decorated with daisies, ferns and potted plants. Miss Georgina Adkins of Amesbury, Mass. played the wedding march. The bridal party stood under an evergreen arch from which was suspended a wedding bell filled with roses petals. Refreshments were served by three close friends of the bride, Miss Annie Johnson and Miss Hazel Leavitt of Hampton, N.H. and Miss Freda Bean of Lynn, Mass. The bride herself cut the large wedding cake and pieces were distributed among the guests.

Mrs. Chase has been employed in the office of the Waltham Watch company for the last five years. Mr. Chase is a machinist at the Waltham Watch Factory. After a short wedding trip to Marblehead, Mr. and Mrs. Chase will live at 28 Orange St, and will be at home to friends after August 1st.