Next meeting of the U. W. Club will be held February 8 at the home of Mrs. Belle Dearborn.
Eugene Tilton has been very sick the past two weeks with scarlet-fever and another of his children was taken with it this week.
The last word received from Austin Mace is favorable and he is considered a little better.
Mr. Orin Lane was confined to the house two days this week with a severe cold.
Go to Sunday School Sunday was observed in the Congregational Church with 127 present and a collection gathered of $8.58. One pleasing feature was the graduating of Vernon Dennett, Robert Nudd and Elizabeth Mary Toppan, from the cradle roll into the kinder garten, each of whom was given a diploma.
The ladies of the Baptist Church met on Tuesday and organized a Ladies' Aid with Mrs. Coffin as president, Mrs. Agnes Leavitt, vice president; Miss Marion Garland, secretary, and Mrs. Lillian Roberts, treasurer.
On Wednesday evening, Jan. 25, the U. W. Club were given a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Cash. During the evening whist was enjoyed. Prizes were awarded to the following: Mrs. E. L. Nudd, Mr. T. O. Moore, Mrs. Charles Raymond, Mr. E. L. Nudd. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Moore, Miss Dorothy Junkins, Miss Hazel Myers, and Mr. John Brooks.
New York Show:
The following is sent in by Christopher D. Moore, the Dort agent in Hampton. "The New York Show was highly successful in point of attendance, nineteen thousand more people paying admission than ever before in the history of Shows. Twice doors were closed owing to congestion.
In point of retail sales it was not so good generally as last year, but in spite of that the Dort broke all records. The Dort had the advantage of competitors in the two new closed cars, the Sedan and Coupe. The extremely low prices on these cars became the talk of the town.
Thirty-seven cars were bought at retail during the show and thirty-two of them were closed cars.
This is three more Dorts than were ever before sold at a New York Show, and included more closed cars than were ever sold by any manufacturer at any show.
The Friendly Class will hold a meeting at the home of Mrs. Bernice Palmer next Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Howard G. Lane attended a trustee's meeting in Manchester on Wednesday.
The singing in Congregational Church was exceptionally good on Sunday and Rev. G. W. Clark preached a splendid sermon to a large congregation.
Marvin Young has purchased the house of Mr. Thomas Cogger now occupied by Mr. Hodgdon, opposite the new school building.
Thomas Cogger has purchased the land of the B. and M. R. R. now occupied by Mr. Cogger's building.
A very pleasant and interesting meeting of the W. C. T. U. was held with Mrs. Lillian Roberts on Friday with a good number present. They are sending comfort bags to the lumbermen, which are greatly appreciated.
Hampton Academy Senior Class presents the drama, "Hail the Conquering Hero," Friday evening, January 27, 1922, at Hampton Town Hall. A dance will follow the play with a fine orchestra to furnish music. Don't fail to come.
Last Monday afternoon during a high wind, the roof of Mr. Curtis DeLancey's residence was ignited by a spark from the chimney, probably, and burned rapidly. Mr. J. Herbert Philbrick who was passing, fought the blaze from the roof and with the assistance of Mr. Oliver W. Hobbs subdued the flames. In the meantime, a telephone call for assistance quickly brought Mr. Mason with a load of extinguishers, and shortly afterward, Mr. Brown with the beach chemical truck and its load of firemen. The ready response of the Fire Department under such weather conditions should be a source of pride to all our citizens.
There was a very merry party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Langill, Wednesday evening, Jan. 18th, when the West End Club and gentlemen surprised the couple at their new residence. The party was well supplied with horns and bells and as they neared the house made considerable noise. Mr. Langill was sawing wood and the party surrounded him before he realized they were saluting him. Mrs. Perkins, a niece from Portsmouth, expected the party and ushered us into the cozy living room, where we made merry for a few hours. Games were played, singing was enjoyed, some of the party played whist. Refreshments were served consisting of chocolate cake and cup cakes, hot coffee and fudge. The party dispersed at a late hour thanking their hosts for such a very pleasant evening.
Speaker to Portsmouth Masons
The following was taken from a recent issue of the Portsmouth Herald.
"Regardless of the cold and disagreeable weather of Sunday evening about seventy-five masons gathered at the Home for the regular Sunday night service. Mr. Lewis Perkins of Hampton, N. H., with residence at the Rockingham Hotel, for the winter, was the speaker and gave a very interesting talk with pictures, on The Habits and Customs of the Chinese. Mr. Perkins has made two extended trips to the Orient as the guest of his son, Mahlon F. Perkins, Consul to China from our country. He visited through the influence of his son the Forbidden city and received many honors and courtesies not accorded to all visitors. His lecture, which lasted somewhat over an hour, held all present with unusual interest and showed that Mr. Perkins is a very keen observer as well as a very interesting and convincing speaker. After the lecture Mr. Perkins remained and met all those present, and told informally many interesting Masonic incidents in connection with his many travels, having visited thirteen foreign masonic lodges. Mr. Perkins has consented to speak again at some future communication of St. John's Lodge."
Mrs. John Janvrin spent Thursday in Boston.
Mrs. Robert Brown is substituting in a school in Portsmouth, going back and forth each day.
Mrs. Thomas Hobbs spent Friday and Saturday in Manchester.
Mrs. Dalton entered the hospital in Exeter on Thursday.
Mrs. Theodore Lamprey was taken suddenly very ill on Sunday but is recuperating nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kierstead are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a little one.
The meeting of the Whatsoever Circle postponed last week on account of the storm will be held next Saturday with Miss Marion Noyes.
Winfield Hobbs and son Percy of Mansfield Mass., were visitors in town last week. Mr. Hobbs came here to be present at the birthday anniversary of his father, W. Harrison Hobbs.
The Congregational Missionary meeting will be entertained on Wednesday, Feb. 1, by Mrs. Ellen Blake and Mrs. Alice Thompson in the chapel. The leader will be Mrs. Marian Leavitt.
Miss Susie Brown, who has been in Hale Hospital in Haverhill eleven weeks, came to the pleasant home of Roland Emery on Monday and endured the journey well. Miss Brown started on Sunday but reaching Exeter found the trolley cars not running so had to stop there overnight, which was tiresome.
The regular meeting of the Men's Club of the Congregational Church was held in the chapel Monday evening. Only a small attendance was present owing to the severe weather and other meetings the same evening. The election of officers which was postponed until the next meeting, will be Feb. 20. A supper was served at the close of the meeting.
The moving pictures of Noah's Ark and the development of wasps were very good and very instructive, being well worth the price of admission alone, without the main picture. This Saturday night Shirley Mason will be seen in "A Mother's Heart." The next Bible picture is "The Deluge" which will appear next month.
The Y. M. C. C. Chess Tournament will open at 7:30 next Wednesday night. Miss Trefethen has given the Club an excellent Road Map of New England and a package of magazines. Mrs. Shelton has kindly donated two books and a leather-covered checker-board.
A very pleasant meeting of the Mothers' Circle was held last evening at the home of Mrs. Margaret Noyes and Mrs. Howe as assistant hostess. A large number of members and guests were present. Miss Marion Page, Home Demonstration Agent, gave a talk on "The Essentials in Diet for Good Nutrition." The subject proved most interesting to all.
The Senior play entitled "Hail the Conquering Hero" is to be given in the Town Hall, Friday evening, January 27, at 8 o'clock. There will be a dance follow with music by N. H. College Jazz Orchestra. A car will run to the Beach before the play, and there will be one to the beach after the dance, also one to Exeter after the dance.
Mrs. Emma J. Young is quite ill with a hard cold and temperature of 102 degrees on Wednesday. Mrs. Young is thoroughly tired out with all the work she is doing for the Ladies Aid, Red Cross and other good works. Mrs. Janvrin and Mrs. Snider are with her and it is hoped she will soon be better. This is Mrs. Young's first illness in bed for over thirty years.
Mr. Samuel Walton, who has been living with Mr. and Mrs. Perkins in Seabrook for the past year, passed away on Saturday at an advanced age. Mr. Walton lived in Hampton several years and was liked by everyone, a kind husband and neighbor and a good citizen. Mr. Walton leaves a widow who has been proprietress of the Elmwood for many years. Her health is very poor.
The H. T. G. Club was delightfully entertained by Mrs. Everett Nudd on Thursday. Exquisite favors of a pair of beautifully embroidered towels were awarded to both Mrs. Ruth Palmer and Mrs. Drew, and a pair of glass embroidered towels to Miss Katherine Janvrin. Dainty refreshments of shrimp wiggle, hot apple pie, heaped with pineapple ice-cream; coffee, crackers and cheese were served. The next meeting will be entertained by Mrs. Belle Dearborn.