As the epidemic of influenza seems to be under control and by the time these lines reach the subscribers we shall doubtless be back to normal conditions, I wish to announce that unless a new outbreak is discovered the ban on public gatherings will be lifted Saturday night. It is very probable the schools will open on Monday, October 28.
[--Frank Leslie Long, Health Officer]
Many from Hampton attended the hearing on the discontinuance of the street railway at Exeter last Monday. The hearing was continued until a later date.
Harold Keene, Myron Blake and Leston Holmes were called into service at Bumpkin Island on Tuesday. The boys were delighted at the opportunity to go. Miss N. A. Henderson of Exeter will have millinery for sale at the Lane Block each Wednesday for five weeks, commencing Oct. 8. Orders taken for trimming. Mrs. Sadie Howard of Exeter will be in charge.
Principal Lyon of the [Hampton] Academy announces the opening again next Monday after a loss of 22 school days.
Webster Hobbs is a visitor in town for a few days.
Arthur Young has entered the employ of the Boston and Maine as its baggage master here.
Charles E. Lewis of Portsmouth has been the guest of W. Harrison Hobbs this week.
Little Caroline Philbrook played a more serious joke on her mother on Tuesday evening than she intended. At 6:30 o'clock her mother called her to come in from play as it was getting dark. After a few minutes she had not appeared and search was begun for her. After all the neighbors' houses were visited and fields and by-paths where she was known to go by people with lanterns and searchlights, automobiles were called into service, but not a trace of Caroline could be found. It was about decided that the police and others be notified to institute a further search, when, after two hours of sleep Caroline crawled out from underneath a couch. She explained that when called she decided to come in through the piazza window and hide for a few minutes under the couch, but sleep overtook her and her long absence was the cause of much consternation.
Alice M. Marston has suffered for several days with mental disturbance following the influenza. Wednesday, by advice of Drs. Fernald and Ward, she was taken to the hospital at Concord for treatment. She was the fifth post-influenza patient received at the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Early and complete relief is expected.
C. Osgood Garland:
At his home at Little Boar's Head, October 20, occurred the death of C. Osgood Garland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. A. Garland. Osgood was a student at Hampton Academy and while attending school here made a host of friends as was indicated by the floral offerings.
His death came as a great shock to his many friends, many not knowing of his illness until he had passed away.
After a private funeral at his late home conducted by the Rev. Frank Leslie Long, the Mechanics held a service at the grave. Burial was at Little River cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his loss a father, mother, one sister and a host of friends. Following is a list of the flowers given: Wreath, Mrs. Lear and Mrs. Barrow; spray, Mrs. Ferir; wreath, Cecil Ferir; spray of white roses, teachers and pupils of Hampton Academy; spray pinks, Mr. Hidden and family; spray white rosebuds, sophomore classmates; spray red roses, Fred Brown and family; spray pink rosebuds, Arthur Lovitt and Barbara Cole; pillow, family.
Lona B. Dyer:
About a month ago Mr. Stillman E. Dyer of Etna, Me., moved his family into the tenement on the Beach road, near the Baptist church. A few days later the older daughter, Lona, was taken sick with the influenza, which seemed to develop into a bilious fever. From this she was apparently recovering. Sunday afternoon she was taken suddenly ill again and in a few moments had passed away. It was a terrible shock to the family and the neighborhood.
Lona was a fine pianist and a beautiful singer, a great favorite among the people of her home in Maine.
As she lay in her casket she was a perfect picture of strong noble young womanhood.
Monday, at 12:15, a short service was held, Rev. F. M. Buker officiating. The family left here with the body on the 2:17 p. m. train for Etna, Me., where burial took place on Tuesday. Mr. Dyer and his family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community. They wish to express their sincere thanks for the help given and kindness shown by the neighbors in their great affliction.
Charlotte Mace Reilly:
The funeral services of Charlotte Mace Reilly were held at her parents' home on Lafayette road on Friday.
The services were delayed pending the arrival of the young husband, who was in Camp Anniston, Ala.
The services were in charge of Rev. F. M. Buker, who spoke very comfortingly to the bereaved family. Mr. Buker married the young couple.
Lottie was very fair to look upon, as she lay in her beautiful casket in the lovely white gown in which she was graduated and married.
The young husband has the sympathy of all, as well as his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Reilly, to whom Lottie had been as a daughter after the son left. To Mr. and Mrs. Mace the loss of their only daughter is a great blow, but later we shall understand why these sorrows are permitted to come.
The bearers were Edgar Howe, Arthur Lovett, Wallace Blake, Robert Brown. The three latter were schoolmates and Arthur and Wallace were co-graduates. The flowers were beautiful. Among them were the following: Large spray of roses, husband; roses, father and mother; Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Reilly, roses; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Howe, jack-roses; Mrs. Mabel Blake, Mrs. S. E. Jackman, Mr. and Mrs. William Cannon, large pillow, with "Charlotte" on it; Mrs. William Norris and Mrs. W. H. Land, spray of roses; Leon Mace and family, spray of roses; Miss Laura Norris and Miss E. B. Norris, spray of pinks; Mrs. Otis H. Marston, spray of mixed flowers; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lamprey, asters; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Elkins, red roses; Miss Alice Marston, spray of roses; Mrs. Lizzie Page, yellow roses; Mrs. Elmer Lane, cluster; Charles Sanborn, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Haines, spray of yellow roses; Mrs. Glines, Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Godfrey, Mrs. Lane, spray of white asters; Mrs. Lucy Haselton, spray of mixed flowers.