The Hamptons Union, July 31, 1924

Vol. XXVI, No.31

Hampton News

The Friendly Class picnic will be held on August 8, at Toppan's bath house.

William Blake, William Blake Jr., Joseph Blake and Mr. Chase and a friend enjoyed a fishing trip to Winnipesaukee recently. Some very fine specimens of trout were taken out by the party but the prize was won by William Jr. who caught a beauty weighing over five pounds.

The lumber office of John A. Janvrin is being enlarged by an addition on the south side.

Wilbur Norton who has been visiting Prof. and Mrs. M. Williams at their summer home at New Harbor, Maine returned home yesterday.

Mrs. Z. Jenness went to Somerville on Friday to make a visit with Mrs. Mary Chipman.

Friends of Mrs. Frank Long of Wolfboro will be glad to know she is gradually gaining after having a serious operation at the Wolfboro hospital.

Remember the party and sale on the Congregational parsonage lawn Tuesday next at three p. m. All the usual articles will be for sale including homeown patch work quilts. A musical program will be given every hour. A cold meat and salad supper will be served in the church dining room from 5:30 to 7. Adults 35 cents, children 25 cents.

Green - Wicker:

A very pretty wedding took place at the Congregational parsonage Monday evening when Rev. John Cummings united Miss Blanche Wicker, of Rosalind and Mr. Stanley Green, of West Recouper, in marriage. Mr. Green was attended by Mr. Gordon Hawaiians as best man. Preceded by little two year old Barbara Hawaiians as flower girl, carrying a silver basket of sweet peas, and Miss Marion Wells as maid of honor. The bride entered the parlor gowned in a very charming Tan and blue crepe dress and carried a bunch of Ward roses. Miss Wells wore a blue crepe and carried a bunch of vari-colored sweet peas.

The party took a stand under a beautiful arch of pink and white crepe paper roses. After the ceremony a dainty supper was served and the bride cut the wedding cake for each guest. The guests included Mrs. M. E. Wicker, mother of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hawaiians and little daughter, Barbara. Miss Marion Wells and Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Harvey, of Boston; Rev. and Mrs. John Cummings, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Ward, Miss Marion and Master Noyes and Leslie Cummings of Hampton.

After an extended motor trip thru the White Mountains and eastern Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Green will make their home in Rosalind.

Russell Durant who is resting comfortably at the Exeter Hospital, is doing very well and expects to be home in four or five weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Murray of Amesbury are visiting their mother, Mrs. Harlan P. Wells for two weeks.

Mrs. Winfield Hobbs of Mansfield has been a visitor in town the past week, staying with his sister, Mrs. George Philbrook.

While making repairs on the pumping station last Friday, the staging dropped throwing Mr... Harry Noyes and Mr. Scott Noyes to the ground. Mr. Harry Noyes received a severe compound fracture to the ankle and was taken to the Portsmouth hospital. Mr. Scott Noyes is confined to his bed at home with a badly wrenched back.

Mrs. Annie May True, with her daughter, Miss Esther and son, Lawrence True and Mrs. Georgie Coffin spent three days of last week motoring thru the mountains. They were fortunate to have very pleasant weather which made the trip very enjoyable.

Miss R. Fall returned home Saturday after a very pleasant weeks vacation with relatives in Rosalind.

Rev. J. K. Miller, of Manchester will preach Sunday morning and evening at the Baptist church.

Saturday afternoon twenty-six little friends of Virginia Dennett met at her home to help celebrate her seventh birthday. After an hour of games and looking at the many gifts she received, the children gathered around the table that had been set out of doors. Blue for the decorations making the table with its blue candy cups and pretty napkins very attractive. The little faces peeped out from blue caps which each child wore and fairly shone with excitement.

The party passed all too quickly for the little tots enjoyed every minute.

Farm Buildings Burned:

Fire believed to have been started by the spontaneous combustion of the tightly packed hay, in one of the large hay barns of the old Winchester estate [in Portsmouth] off the Lafayette highway, near North Hampton, Wednesday night, threatened to raze the entire estate and did damage estimated closely in the proximity of $100,000 before it was subdued.

Both of the hay barns, which were completely filled with hay, an adjoining brick building containing many farm implements including a new tractor, the caretaker's house and a carriage shed, were completely destroyed as well as the pump house and several of the smaller buildings in the vicinity.

The main building, which was a little distance from the barns and is built of brick, was saved from the flames, however.

The hay in the barns burned like tinder and the fire had gained considerable headway before it was discovered. There was further delay in getting apparatus to the scene in view of the fact that the local pumping engine was at York Harbor fighting the fire that was raging there, so it was necessary to call in this apparatus from Hampton Beach, a distance of ten miles.

The fire burned so fiercely, however, that it became necessary to call back the local engine from York. Chief William F. Woods [of Portsmouth] also came from York and directed the fighting of the blaze.

The sky was lit up with flames for miles around and brought quite a crowd of sightseers in from the city, though the larger crowd was at York Harbor.

One of the difficulties with which the firefighters had to contend was the dense shrubbery which covered part of the grounds and continually threatened to spread the fire. The Winchester estate is located on a hill and a slight breeze also added to the danger of the fire spreading for a considerable area. The estate, which was originally owned by the old Winchester family, has long been one of the show places of the vicinity, but of late has been allowed to go into slight disrepair.

During the war the entire estate was purchased by Dr. Thomas Chalmers formerly of Manchester, and owner of the Allen Military school of West Newton, Mass. Dr. Chalmers bought the estate for a syndicate known as the Allen-Chalmers Co. and intended to establish a hospital there for Vocational World War Veterans, but the plans failed and last year the property was purchased by H. C. Taylor of Worcester, Mass. who has been occupying it as a summer residence. It is understood that Mr. Taylor intended to develop the main building as an Inn or Roadhouse.

An Electrical Event:

Under auspices of Exeter and Hampton Electric Company an exhibition of the latest electric appliances for home usefulness and home comfort will be held in the Convention Hall, next to the Casino, Hampton Beach, from August 4 to 18, day and evening, so great is the interest in these exhibitions that no fewer than 50,000 are expected to visit that at Hampton Beach during its progress.

All sorts of work and all sorts of cooking will be performed by electricity by latest devices and everything will be fully explained to anyone interested. The layout of the various exhibits

and attractions and the lighting of the great hall will be artistic and attractive and the force of attendants will be sufficient in number to provide for all visitors.

In the evening the space in front of the Casino building will be lighted by an immense incandescent lamp of 30,000 candle power.

There will be no charges for any part of the exhibition, and every courtesy will be e4xtended to the public. The concerns which will conduct exhibits cover the entire field of domestic economy and they include the Edison Lamp Works, 84 State street, Boston; Tolede Cooker Company; Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company, 577 Washington street, Boston; "1900" Washer Company, 558 Little Building, Boston; Haverhill Electric Company, Haverhill, Mass.; Edison Electric Appliance Company, 99 Bedford street, Boston; Hurley Machine Company, Tremont Building, Boston; Westinghouse Lamp Company, 60 India street, Boston; Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company, 10 High street, Boston; Harris Engineering Company, 737 Boylston street, Boston; Lewis Electrical Supply Company, Federal street, Boston; George D. Dinkel, 93 Summer street, Boston; Kelvinator Sales Corporation, Long Island City, New York; Premier Service Company, 120 Boylston street, Boston.

Heath Candidate For Treasurer:

Irving M. Heath of Newton last week entered political life again when he announced himself a candidate for Rockingham county treasurer.

Mr. Heath served as Registrar of Probate for a long time, retiring about 25 years ago, since then he has not been an aspirant for office till this year.

Mr. Heath is well known in Exeter, where he frequently comes on probate business.

His opponent in the primary is Earle R. Stockbridge of Exeter.