Remember the Rainbow Trio and Mrs. Laura Mae Wood Ellis of Haverhill, who will give their delightful entertainment at the town hall, Hampton, Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 o'clock. Admission will be 35 cents; children under twelve, 25 cents. Dancing will follow, at which the matrons will be Mrs. Edwin Batchelder, Miss Elizabeth Philbrick and Mrs. Wilson Olney. The proceeds will be given to the local Red Cross to help pay the salary of a public health nurse.
At the last executive meeting of the Hampton Branch of the Red Cross it was voted to have a clause inserted in the warrant asking the town for an appropriation toward the support of a public health nurse. The important work which is being done in the schools and among the children especially seemed to justify such a request, as so far this work has been carried on through private subscriptions. Through an unfortunate oversight this article has been omitted from the warrant, but it is hoped it will be brought up from the floor under the heading of "new business" and will receive the hearty support of the townspeople. Nothing is of such importance as the health of the community, and it is only by intelligent and professional supervision that such health can be maintained.
On Feb. 16 the regular meeting of the Mothers' Circle was held at Mrs. Jessie Moore's, with Mrs. Alice Gilpatrick as assistant hostess. Mrs. Margaret Noyes read a paper on "Woman's Place in the World." which was very interesting. The new officers of the circle have recently been elected: Pres., Mrs. Jessie M. Toppan; vice Pres., Mrs. Maud Nudd; Sec., Mrs. Sarah Tobey; Treas., Mrs. Margaret Noyes; custodian, Mrs. Alice Tolman.
Mrs. William Lamb is visiting her mother in Lynn, Mass.
Mrs. Walter Palmer spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Palmer at Lynn, Mass.
C. Grafton Toppan and his aunt, Mary C. Toppan, spent a few days in Boston.
Miss Della Ingerson is visiting friends at Penacook, N. H.
Miss Harriet French is spending her vacation at Audubon, Maine.
The Monday Club will be entertained next week by Mrs. Tobey, having been postponed on account of weather.
Mr. and Mrs. George Wiggin are spending the winter in Nottingham. Mrs. Wiggin's father, Mr. Watson, is in ill health, and Mr. Wiggin is managing his grocery store.
The H. T. G. Club was delightfully entertained by Mrs. Everett Nudd on Friday. The favors were exquisite and were awarded to Mrs. Coffin, Mrs. Day and Mrs. Janvrin. Delicious refreshments of bacon, cheese and egg on toast served very hot, raspberry ice-cream, stuffed olives, candy, various kinds of cake and coffee were served by the hostess. The next meeting will be entertained by Mrs. Munsey on Thursday, March 3. The second gentleman's night will be observed March 10.
Austin Mace returned from Portsmouth hospital on Saturday. The journey was wearisome and he was obliged to remain in bed Sunday but has been gaining a little this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lamprey observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Monday. Two of their daughters were present, and several friends were invited to a sumptuous dinner. Their homestead was built in the middle of the seventeenth century. Mr. Lamprey was born in the old house and is the direct descendant of Henry Lamprey, who settled in Hampton in 1633. Mrs. Lamprey, who was Emma L. Robinson of Sydney Maine, is of Revolutionary stock. Her father was a captain in the Civil War. The three daughters are Mrs. Stella H. Morrill, Mrs. Daniel E. Hill of Elliot, Maine, and Mrs. C. C. Moir of Watertown.
Miss Augusta Blake is visiting her parents over the holiday, this week.
Miss Eloise Lane is spending the mid-year vacation at her home in town. Miss Lane is a close student and is enjoying the rest. She was graduated from Bates College last June and in September began a post-graduate course in Oberlin College, from which she has just been awarded a master degree.
Mr. Everett Godfrey has a fine brood of Rhode Island White hens, so called because first raised in Rhode Island and resemble Rhode Island Reds in form. These birds are bred from famous laying stock of Buff Cochins, White Wyandotte and White Leghorn. From a pen of twenty-seven birds, Mr. Godfrey netted twenty dollars in January. He sells the eggs for three dollars a setting of fifteen eggs.
Mrs. O. H. Whittier closed her house in Raymond at Christmas, when the teachers went home, and is spending the winter with Mr. Horace Whittier of Fremont.
Mrs. Tuck, a former housekeeper for Mr. Edward P. Brown, is now working in Portsmouth.
Mr. Edward J. Brown narrowly escaped a fall from the second floor. While wiring his house for electricity he forgot the floor was up and stepped through the ceiling but quickly caught himself.
Mr. Brown, a brother of Mrs. Purington, had a narrow escape from a severe injury on Tuesday while driving the butcher cart. The horse became frightened on the Exeter road by an electric car and started to run. The cart was overturned and Mr. Brown thrown out. He fortunately kept the reins and succeeded in righting himself and stopping the horse. Then reloading his car he finished his day's peddling.
Mrs. Albert Coffin has been suffering from a very severe attack of asthma for the past three weeks, but is better this week.
Misses Eloise and Leonora Lane attended the mid-year promenade and ball of the Exeter students and their friends on Tuesday, enjoying it very much.
Mr. Abbot Joplin celebrated his seventy-third birthday on Friday. He was the recipient of cards and a box of delicious eatables from his daughter, Mrs. Wilkinson.
Miss Meta Ireland has decided to remain in Hampton for the present, and those wishing to make dressmaking appointments for the spring and summer, can reach her at Rev. F. M. Buker's.
Miss Adeline C. Marston is spending her vacation in Somerville and surrounding cities.
A most delightful meeting of the W. C. T. U. was held at Mrs. H. G. Lane's on Friday. A very interesting program had been prepared by Mrs. Thompson on Frances Willard and her successors. A good number were present, including some of our new members, one added that day, Mrs. Lillian Garland. A nice lunch was served and a pleasant social hour was enjoyed.
Mrs. Rebecca R. Leavitt is quite sick.
Mrs. John Payson Blake was called to her brother's by the illness of his wife.
The recital given at the home of Mrs. Arthur Young by her pupils on Tuesday afternoon was a complete success. A full account of the event, including the program will be given next week.
Remember the presentation of "Deacon Dubbs" on March 4 as announced last week.
Robert Elliot, linotype operator in this office, is confined to his home with a severe cold. For this reason we are obliged to omit many items that would otherwise have appeared in this [issue.]
Mr. Walter A. Scott wishes us to announce through the columns of the Union that he is not a candidate for Selectman this year.
Thomas Cogger has received a consignment of coal and is prepared to supply all customers.
On account of the Red Cross entertainment Friday evening the Friendly class meeting has been postponed and will be held with Miss Irene Trefethen on Monday evening, Feb. 28.
The Whatsoever Circle will hold a food sale at Cole's periodical store Friday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock. Cake and doughnuts, bread and rolls will be on sale.
Will those who have magazines and papers for the lumbermen please leave them at Lane's store next week.
A box party and entertainment is to be given under the auspices of the West End club in Mechanics hall Wednesday evening, March 2nd, 1921, at 8 o'clock. Each lady please bring a box for two. No admission, but a good time is anticipated.
Miss Katherine Shea and Miss Young, fiancé of Mr. Warren Clark, were weekend visitors.
Miss Marion Murphy, a former teacher, is visiting in town.
The Ladies' Aid of the Congregational church met at the home of Mrs. Oliver Hobbs on Wednesday afternoon with a good attendance. A committee was chosen for an Easter entertainment and sale on March 23.