The Hamptons Union, September 12, 1918
Neil Tolman has returned to his school duties at Tilton.
Mrs. Remington Merrill and son Lambert of Providence, R.I., have returned home after spending a few weeks with her aunt, Mrs. William Gilpatrick.
This summer has been especially hard on the private boarding houses on account of the "growlers." It seems strange to find so many people who are not willing to give up any thing on account of the war.
Mrs. L. A. Provande has returned to her home in Melrose Highlands.
The Missionary society meeting at Mrs. Bennett's was very interesting. A fine lunch was served and pleasant time enjoyed.
The Mothers' Circle will meet on Wednesday evening, September 18, with Mrs. Frank James. Subject for discussion, "Home Economics."
The Rockingham County W. C. T. U. convention was held in the Baptist church Thursday with a good number of delegates present. A fine dinner was served by the ladies. Rev. W. A. Loyne gave an interesting account of his twenty-seven years work among the lumbermen.
Miss Helen Tolman has entered the sophomore class at Robinson seminary at Exeter.
Mrs. J. W. Nutter has closed her cottage, "The Beechnut," for the summer.
The exercises to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Congregational Sunday School were held Sept. 1 at the Sunday School session. The little folks are always interesting and the exercises by the younger classes were especially good.
The solo by Mrs. Merrill, the song by the young ladies' class and the selection by the quartette were much enjoyed.
Rev. Mr. Hubbard of Cambridge who supplied the pulpit, made some very appropriate remarks.
Mr. Lewis Perkins gave a very interesting talk on the Sunday Schools of foreign lands which he have visited and as he gave us facts in regard to these schools and showed us the heathen god taken from a temple in Peking, China, which the people worship, we were all very glad that we were enrolled in the Sunday Schools of our own beloved U.S.A.
A very pleasant and delightful part of the program was the reading of the message to the Sunday School from the former pastor, Rev. Wallace H. Stern.
The history of the past one hundred years was given in a very able and interesting way by Mr. Ernest G. Cole and Mrs. Flora E. Lane.
As we heard the inspiring history of the past, we could only hope that the future years would give us as honorable a record.
Not many Sunday Schools have the distinction of reaching the Centennial mark, and we trust that when some future generations celebrate the two hundredth anniversary, the history of the second hundred years may show a record of usefulness and honest endeavor in the Master's work in the lives of us who are now making that history, as in the years past whose history we commemorate.
Kendall Curtis King
Kendall Curtis, only child of Elmer Curtis and Lillian Dow King, passed away early Friday morning after a long illness with tubercular meningitis. The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon at three o'clock.
The floral tokens were; Crescent, "Darling," papa and mama; wreath, Grandpa and Grandma Dow; asters Miss Doris King; spray of pink buds, Mothers' Circle; rose buds, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hobbs; white pinks, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hobbs and family; rose buds, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott; white asters. Advent Sunday School Hampton; white pinks, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Collins; cross of hydrangeas, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brown and family; pinks and gladioli, Mr. and Mrs. Major Gilman; pink asters, Mr. and Mrs. Ross and family; white pinks, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Murphy; white carnations, Mrs. Lillian Emery; rose buds Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan; rose buds, Miss Ella Chase; white petunias and asters, Great-grandpa and Grandma Hobbs; white rose Great-grandma Dow; mixed flowers, Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt; sweet peas, Mrs. Addie Brown; bouquet of mixed flowers, Miss Agatha and Master Albert Towle.
Has Letter From King George.
When Corporal Stanley C. Fogg formerly of Hampton, arrived in England, July 28th, he was presented by King George with the following letter:
"Soldiers of the United States-the people of the British Isles welcome you on your way to take your stand beside the armies of many nations now fighting in the old world the great battle for human freedom.
"The Allies will gain new heart and spirit in your company. I wish I could shake the hand of each of you and bid you God-speed on your mission.
"George, R. I.
The "Red Cross Day" at the Beach proved a wonderful success. Although the official figures have not been received it is said that a thousand dollars was raised for the cause. The local branch was very much in evidence, two of its floats being in the parade besides the decorated motors eighty-three members marched, and the school children showed their patriotism by answering the request and joining the others.
But one of the most attractive features of the afternoon was the beautifully decorated motor carrying the G. A. R. It was most appropriate that these men should lead the parade, for Clara Barton began her nursing of soldiers in their war; and out of her work has grown the Red Cross organization of today.
It is impossible for the secretary to write personal notes to all who helped make this day such a success but a grateful appreciation is felt for any assistance whatever which was given. It is such hearty and ready help, which makes a success of any affair; and the spirit of helpfulness in all good causes seems to be abroad. It is one of the beautiful aspects of this terrible war.
The Hampton branch won the first prize of $50.00 for the largest numbers. The prize given to the various floats, even to that won by the diminutive "Uncle Sam," were all generously turned over to the local branch, making a total of $110.00.
The Exeter Chapter won the first prize for their particularly beautiful float, though it must have been difficult for the judges to discriminate when such fine representations of "We Need You," and the "Greatest Mother," were before them. The miniature nurses and sailors on one of these were most appropriately chosen, as most of them were children of men in action.
Inadvertently the charming singing of Mrs. Maud Moulton and the playing by Miss Ernestine Cole at the recent lawn fete at the Bennett estate was not mentioned in the last week's account. They added much to the charm of the afternoon's entertainment.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness during the recent illness of our little one. Also for the many floral tributes.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer King
HAMPTON'S REGISTRATION LIST
The registration of Hampton citizens under the new draft law on Thursday exceeded by more than 50 per cent the estimated number for this town.
From 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Chief Registrar Herbert L. Tobey and his assistants, Charles Francis Adams and Lewis Perkins, were constantly employed with the work.
The allotment of cards for this town gave out early in the day and three additional acquisitions on Portsmouth were made.
One hundred and forty-four cards were issued to Hampton citizens and over fifty to registrants of other districts, making a total of about two hundred blanks which had to be filled in during the day.
A Japanese and a Russian were among those who got cards to send to their home districts.
The following is the list of Hampton citizens with their ages.