Mrs. Ellen J. Blake and Miss Rachel Blake went to New York City on Wednesday for a visit with friends. They will visit in New York City, New Jersey and on Long Island.
Miss Emma Locke is in the Barr Sanitarium in Methuen. She was operated on for gall stones on Tuesday, March 8th.
Miss Katherine Shea of Boston was a weekend guest of her mother.
Miss Marian Lamprey is at home enjoying a vacation from her work in New York City.
The A. G. League met at the home of its president on Thursday. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by all present. We are all looking forward to many more good times together. The next meeting will be held on March 18.
The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Henry Perkins on Tuesday. They are planning for an entertainment and sale of cake, bread, rolls, aprons, candy and mystery packages in the Congregational Chapel, Wednesday evening, March 23, at 8 o'clock. The little aprons which have been distributed, the pockets of which are to contain pennies numbering as many as there are inches around one's waist, will admit the bearer to the entertainment. It is hoped a large number will be present.
Mrs. Frank Dennett celebrated her birthday Thursday by inviting a large number of friends in for the evening. Ice cream and cake were served and a pleasant evening enjoyed by all.
Rev. George W. Clark preached a most excellent sermon on Sunday. The singing by the choir was exceptionally good.
The Winnicummet Improvement Society has reorganized and are planning to improve the grounds near Young's turnout. A public whist party will be held Saturday evening, March 19 at eight o'clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cash to raise funds for this purpose. Admission to game and refreshments, 15c. Come and help the good cause.
An entertainment by the Primary Department of the Congregational Sunday School will be held in the Congregational Chapel, Saturday evening from 6:30 to 8 o'clock. Admission, 10c. Ice cream cones and candy will be for sale.
It was inadvertently omitted last week that when Mrs. Edwin Batchelder entertained the Monday Club she served a delicious luncheon of crap patties, raspberry ice cream, cake and coffee.
Fourteen members of the Monday Club accepted the invitation of the Woman's Club of Hampton Falls on Friday and were well repaid for any effort expended in order to accept. The address by Mr. Albertus Dudley was both interesting and illuminating. It is hoped the club will not forget to leave eggs at the Periodical Store on Saturday. The next meeting on March 21, will be entertained by Mrs. John Batchelder and Mrs. W. T. Ross in the home of the latter.
Mr. Leon Thompson, after an extended visit with his parents, returned to New York on Monday.
The chicken thieves were again active Thursday night. They took more than 30 from Mr. William Brown, all of Mr. Whidden's and Mr. Ladd's and probably Mr. Otis Marston would have lost his, had he not been in the barn caring for a cow.
A number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Towle gave them a surprise Saturday evening it being the thirtieth anniversary of their marriage. They were presented with table linen and a sum of money.
The H. T. G. Club was most delightfully entertained by Miss Mary Toppan last week. Beautiful favors were awarded to Mrs. Coffin, Mrs. Janvrin and Mrs. Nudd. Most delicious home-made candy was served during the afternoon and at the close of the game a choice luncheon of Egyptian egg, pineapple cream sherbet, cake and coffee was served by the hostess. Mrs. Brooks will entertain the next meeting of the club. The Gentlemen's Night, which was postponed because of the traveling will be held a little later on.
Miss Caroline Philbrook celebrated her eighth birthday on Friday by giving a party to a few of her little friends. Caroline was the recipient of many gifts and all had a good time.
Mr. Everett Godfrey's Rhode Island white hens are keeping up their record for laying. From twenty-seven hens he received each day last week from twenty-three to twenty-five eggs. Those who have bought settings find them fertile and hatching well.
A telegram was received on Saturday from Mr. Carl Joplin announcing the arrival of a baby boy, Marshall Spaulding. Mr. Joplin is following the old admonition, "First a daughter, next a son and then the world is well begun." The daughter is named for Mrs. Abbott Joplin, Ellen Lucille.
Mr. Odiorne has purchased a lot on Anne's Lane of Mr. John Roberts and will soon erect a house on it.
Mr. Charles Palmer has had his auto converted into a truck and has purchased a new touring car.
Those who heard Mrs. Arnold S. Yantis of Manchester will be glad to know that she is to be at the town hall Thursday evening, March 24, at 7:30 o'clock in an illustrated lecture on "Birds and Nature Study." Admission, children under 15 free, others, 15c.
The West End Club met at the home of Mrs. Katherine James March 10. The meeting opened by president requesting the members salute to the flag. Minutes of the last meeting were read by the secretary. The roll call was answered by each of the members reading a poem. Miss Maroney had charge of the literary program. Mrs. Addie James read Betsy and I Are Out, Reading, Mrs. Jessie R. Towle, a poem was read by Miss Maroney and singing by everyone. A social hour was then enjoyed in which delicious refreshments were served.
Since Hampton seems to be marked out as a field for poultry thieves, it is suggested that the street lights be kept on until 2:30 a.m.
The Primary Department of the Congregational Sunday School will give an entertainment in the chapel Sat. evening, March 19, from 6:30 to 8 o'clock. Admission, 10c. Ice cream cones and home-made candy will be on sale. Proceeds to go for church work.
On Wednesday evening of last week the Jolly-Five, with the exception of one member who was absent on account of illness spent a very pleasant evening with Mrs. Ernest Cole. Two young people, friends of the club and our hostess were invited.
Rockingham Lodge, No. 22 will visit East Lynn Lodge, No. 207 on Tuesday evening, March 15, to witness the Second Degree. George E. Jones, who was formerly a member of Rockingham Lodge, is the degree master, thus making it especially interesting for those who knew him while he lived in Hampton.
Grand Master Ernest C. Dudley of Concord will visit Rockingham Lodge officially at the next meeting, Friday evening, March 18. The initiatory degree will be exemplified, and a supper will be served. All who can do so are urged to attend.