The Hamptons Union, July 26, 1923

Hampton News

The latest arrivals at the Elmwood are Miss Dorothy Fox and Mr. Edward Davis.

The friends of Miss Jewell Trefethen are glad to hear she is better.

Miss Mabel Paige is spending two weeks in North Conway with her aunt, Mrs. Shorey.

Mrs. Orla A. Stowe, formerly Miss Mildred Brown, of Stockbridge, Michigan, is visiting at her old home, Mr. Moses Brown.

The Co-op Grocery Store is now selling new potatoes at 59 cents --- for 15 pounds

Mrs. Albert Coffin is entertaining her two sisters the Misses Ethel and Hazel Stedman of Somerville. They are enjoying days over on the farm at Guinea.

Fresh & Pure Guernsey (local) milk at 11cents a quart & cream at 20 cents a jar --- can now be obtained at the Co-op Grocery Store --- daily.

Mr. Joseph Durant of High street has been confined to his home for a few days and his friends hope to see him about soon.

Mrs. Ruth Leavitt Palmer is doing a very thriving business at her tea room at No. Beach.

Mrs. Ira Lane is recuperating finely after her severe accident.

A very pleasant meeting of the W. C. T. U. was held at Mrs. Asbury Marston's on Friday, 16 were present.

The new superintendent of schools, Mr. H. L. Moore will probably occupy the home of Mr. Church next winter.

Ward's (Fine) cakes; fresh daily; in several varieties, at 15 cents each, are now carried by the Co-op Grocery Co.

Winfield Hobbs of Mansfield is visiting friends in town.

Mrs. John W. York and daughter, Mrs. Buker, were in town Wednesday calling on friends.

Mrs. York had just returned from a visit with her daughter enjoying many auto trips around Newport, Providence and other places.

A most wonderful inspiring sermon was delivered in the Congregational Church on Sunday morning by the Rev. I. C. Harvey of Boston.

Many are sorry to hear that Mrs. Etta Glidden is expecting to leave town.

Mrs. Addie B. Brown is entertaining a family party today assisted by her niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Ward.

Dr. Arthur Ward was called to Salisbury on a case on Wednesday. As he is not yet familiar with our many cross roads he got astray on his way home.

Mrs. Pray is a little better. J. Freeman Williams is on the road to recovery and Deacon Henry Perkins is out again. All have suffered with whooping cough.

Miss Junie G. Noyes of Waltham, Mass., has arrived for her annual visit with her sister, Mrs. Alfie L. Godfrey.

Mrs. A. K. Fisher of Dorchester, Mass., who has spent 17 summers in Hampton, is a guest of Miss Mary Toppan.

On the 22nd of June Mrs. Pray's 92nd birthday was observed. She was the recipient of many cards and flowers and had a number of callers.

The sum credited to Hampton in the drive for poor children of New Hampshire is some over $250. To the following who served as collectors sincere thanks are due: Mrs. Charlotte Batchelder in West End; Mrs. Ernestine Cole, Main street; Miss Helen Lamprey, Beach road; Miss Esther Scott, Mill road and Miss Caroline Philbrook and Isabel Hobbs around town. Miss Dorothy Hobbs had Nook Lane road. Some collectors appointed failed to serve.

Wilbur Norton, who is spending the summer at Camp Tecumseh as a camp counselor, spent the week at his home.

Whist Party and Dance:

A grand whist and dancing party was held last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cash at Windmill corner.

Beautiful prizes were awarded the whist winners as follows: Ladies' first prize, a mahogany clock, to Mrs. Harold Ramsdall; ladies' second prize, a gold bracelet, to Miss Alice F. Barnard; gentlemen's first prize, a meerschaum pipe, to John J. Hayes Jr.; gentlemen's second prize, gold cuff buttons, to Melvin Tucker. The booby prizes consisting of a nursing bottle and a shaving set, were awarded respectively to Mrs. Melvin Tucker and Mrs. Wm. Cash.

After awarding the prizes the gathering was entertained by talented people from Somerville and Ipswich.

Melvin Tucker rendered harmonica solos, Miss Grace Jenkins piano selections, Harold Ramsdall piccolo selections, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cash harmony duet, Miss Marion Watson vocal selections, Mrs. Roberta M. Hayes readings, E. B. Ramsdall monologue and John J. Hayes toe dancing.

Mr. Hayes was in general charge of arrangements assisted by Miss Alice F. Barnard.

Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. William Cash and daughter, Mr. Harold Ramsdall Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Tucker, Miss Mildred Jenkins, Miss Marion Watson, Miss Alice F. Barnard, Miss Grace Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes and family, Mrs. Emma F. Ramsdall and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ramsdall, Jr.

A serious auto accident occurred at Toppan's corner last Monday morning. Four young men of Mattapan, Mass., were on their way from Old Orchard to Boston. At the corner their auto slurred and turned turtle. All were more or less injured. They were taken into C. S. Toppan's and were given first aid by Mrs. Toppan until Dr. Fernald arrived. Later two of the more seriously injured were taken to the Anna Jaques hospital at Newburyport.

Wait for the announcement of the sale of beds, mattresses, chairs, oil stoves, etc. by the No. Shore Realty Co.

If you want to hire or buy a cottage or land call on the No. Shore Realty Co.

Why pay high prices for rooms when you can hire same at $1.50 a day up at the North Shore hotel. Write or phone 8023, Mrs. A. E. Dumas.

Mrs. George W. Clark is a welcome visitor in town this week, the guest of Mrs. E. J. Blake.

The marriage of Miss Eleanor King, daughter of Elmer King, and Mr. Frank Curtis is announced. The happy couple are residing in New Haven.

Mrs. Horace Hobbs has returned home after a pleasant visit with her granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Hyde in Watertown.

Munroe Lamprey is having a handsome bungalow erected on land near his father's, on the Beach road.

Mr. and Mrs. Nyms of Weston are making their annual visit to Hampton, boarding with Mrs. Lillian Roberts.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Lester Tobey are spending their vacation in Rhode Island.

Miss Eloise Lane is spending this week with a friend in Providence, R. I.

Rev. Mr. Harvey, who occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church last Sunday, will again preach next Sunday.

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sanborn and little daughter of Concord, Mass., are pleased to welcome them here. Mrs. Sanborn and daughter will remain a month with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Gookin.

Miss Helen Lamprey returned home Saturday after a pleasant visit with her sister in Boston.

The Monday club is in receipt of an invitation from Prof. and Mrs. James Tufts of Exeter to spend Monday afternoon, July 30, with them. The club will take the 2:20 car.

The New Hampshire Tuberculosis Association will hold a clinic at Hall Place, Portsmouth on Friday afternoon, July 27, 1923 at 2 o'clock. Dr Robert B. Kerr, the Executive Secretary, will be the Examining Physician, assisted by Mrs. Merle B. Malsbury, the Rockingham County Tuberculosis Nurse.

At the Hotel Echo, Sunday July fifteenth, a quiet family dinner party for five was given by Miss Campbell of Lynn, in honor of the fifteenth wedding anniversary of her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Hutchings.

The Congregational Sunday school was highly honored last Sunday when Ernest G. Cole on behalf of Mr. Brewer, of the big druggist's supply firm of Brewer & Black, that in honor of the memory of the late J. Parker Blake, for many years a business associate, it would be his privilege to give annually to the Sunday school the sum of one hundred dollars as the most fitting testimony of the very high esteem in which Mr. Blake was held. A check for $100 accompanied the announcement. A rising vote of thanks was given Mr. Brewer by the Sunday school.

Mrs. Vaughn of Cambridge is a guest of Mrs. Richard Shea.

The missionary auxiliary of the Congregational church will meet with Mrs. Lane in the Wheaton cottage at Plaice Cove, August 1. Luncheon will be served at 1:30 and the meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Mrs. Charlotte L. Dowse and Miss Gladys Kuehlweter of Sherborn, Mass., are guests in the family of Mrs. Dowse's brother, C. F. Adams. Mrs. Dowse has recently returned from the Holy Lands and parts of Europe.

There will be a service in the Baptist Church Lord's Day morn, at ten thirty (10:30) led by the Pastor Bernard Christopher who will be in attendance.

A sermon, good music with a hearty welcome will be yours for the seeking. Subject of the discourse will be Christianizing the Civic Conscience, Matt 6:10.

Sunday school meets at eleven forty five. The subject for the evening, Good, The Enemy of the Best; This service will be held at seven thirty.

Republican Club Ladies Day:

Judge Edward H. Adams, of Portsmouth, "President of the Confused," on page nine. Rockingham County Republican Club has arranged for the Clubs' Annual Ladies Day Outing at Hampton Beach, Wednesday, August 8. Dinner will be at the Casino with tickets at two dollars ($2.00) each.

The after dinner exercises promise to be exceptional.

Both New Hampshire's senators are expected to attend as is Assistant Postmaster General Bartlett.

Advance acceptances indicate that upwards of three hundred will sit down to dinner.


A very pretty wedding took place at the Methodist parsonage at Hampton yesterday when Michael Pasternak of Salem, Mass., leader of the orchestra at the dance carnival, and Mary Daniels, also of Salem, were united in marriage by Rev. Mr. Parker. George Emerson, of Haverhill, was best man and Miss Orianna Hunkins, of Manchester, was maid of honor. After the ceremony a banquet was served at Campbell's Inn, the dining room being pink and white, a wedding bell being placed over the table where the bride and groom sat. At the banquet L. Duprey, Lowell, presented the newlyweds a handsome pair of cut glass candle sticks and a fruit dish in behalf of the 30 guests of the Inn, all of whom were present.

Cleo A. O'Donnell, director of athletics and head coach of football at Holy Cross college, Worcester, Mass., is at the beach for a short vacation.

Guests registered at the Garland include: Mike Batselon and O. J. Chase, of Manchester;

James Pappas, of Nashua; N. B. Flanders and R. C. Wiggin, of Concord; Dexter Marsh, Portsmouth; A. G. Vaker, Stanley Sporring and Mr.and Mrs. M. Daniel, Boston; J. H. Jellison, New York City; William Danielson and daughter, Lynn; J. A. Erhart, Brooklyn.

Mrs. A. O'Donnell, of Milford has taken the Esther cottage on Concord Avenue for the coming week.

J. A. Gorman, of Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Field and son, of Worcester; Esther Meuring, of Avon; Estella McDonnell, Francis B. Myer and Lucy McDonnell, of Boston are staying at the Fairview hotel on Ocean Avenue.

Miss Barbara Brown, of Salem is at the LittleR Cottage on Boston Avenue for a two week vacation.

Mrs. Gowdey and family, Mrs. Morgan and Pauline Morgan of Claremont, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Temple , of Concord, J. H. Jobli, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Crizier, M. A. Gruensenhen, P. J. Murphy, M. E. Mohoney, H. M. Winslow, F. S. McKay, C. Rusher and Roger Scammell, of Boston, Philip Louden, of Portland, Thomas F. Fiske, of Winthrop, Kathryn Patterson, of Lynn, Louis Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Monahan and daughter, Alice, of Watertown, Sylvia Lippincott, Marjorie Mathorne, Lawrence B. Conkum, Albert Sarazen and Cleo O'Donnell, of Worcester, are at the Ocean house.

Fred Gadbois of Manchester, is passing two weeks with his family at the Sea Edge cottage on Concord avenue.

Police and coast guard officials were brought into action here this morning when it was reported that the bones of a human body were seen lodged in the sand near the draw of the mile long bridge.

Only two possibilities could be thought of in regard to whose body it might be, one, that it was the body of Frank Bly, one of the four lost in the motor boat collision with the bridge on September 22, of last year and whose body has never been found, and the other being that of the mysterious stranger who hired a bathing suit here a week ago and who has not been heard of since.

Captain Jasper B. Myer of the coast guard station, was first notified and got in touch with Officer Arthur Rowe of the Hampton Beach police department. Captain Myers also notified Coroner Eastman.

When Officer Rowe and newspapermen reached the scene it was low tide, except in the channel. A close examination of the bones soon convinced the party that they could not possibly be that of a human body and, upon later questioning of residents of the section, it was found that a local meat dealer has been in the habit of throwing his refuse, bones etc. from the bridge and that it was the bones of some of his critters which had been washed back.