The Methodist Men's Class held a business meeting last evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Oneto visited their daughter-in-law, Mr. Willard Emery, last week.
The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist Church are planning a public supper to be held in the church vestry the sixteenth of this month.
Arthur L. Greene, manager of the telephone exchange here, lost his car in the fire which destroyed the Maplewood Garage in Portsmouth Tuesday night.
About the first of April tickets will be sold by the Methodist Choir members in anticipation of an entertainment to be given by the Rainbow Trio, April 28.
Married at the Baptist parsonage by Rev. Edward Eno, Mr. Francis R. Sheffroth of Hampton and Miss Flora J. Lemay of Manchester, Friday P. M., February 26.
The executive committee of the Men's Club is planning a ladies' night for the next meeting, March 15, which will be held in the Centre school building. An unusually interesting program is being arranged the details of which will be published next week.
The Parent-Teacher's association is to be entertained by the pupils of the Academy in the Academy building, next Monday night. Last year the association was entertained in the same manner and one of the best meetings of the season resulted. All are looking forward to a similar treat this year.
The school authorities regret the failure to secure a program of moving pictures for the last three weeks. On Friday, March 5, there will absolutely be an exhibit of first-class films at the Centre School in Hampton Center. Posters giving the title of the pictures will be displayed at the schools and other public places.
Last Saturday night in the Methodist Church vestry a committee of two from the choir supervised a valentine social. An entertainment was held, refreshments were served and games were played. The Ladies' Aid presented Mrs. John Elliot with a large box of writing paper, a birthday gift, and the choir girls gave her a fragrant bouquet.
The annual meeting of the Baptist church society was held in the vestry Monday after-noon, March 1, a good representation of the church and society being present. Mr. Charles Ball was elected as moderator; prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Eno. The usual reports of the year showed a marked increase along all lines. There was no change in the officers of last year. However, Mr. Charles Perkins' name was added to the list of wardens. Several new committees were added and other business of importance was enacted. It was also voted to adopt the every member canvas system.
Miss Day, Home Demonstration Agent, will meet the ladies of Hampton on Friday, March 12, in the vestry of the Baptist church. This will be an all-day meeting for the purpose of demonstrating pressure cookers and escalloped dishes. Dinner will be cooked in the pressure cooker and served at noon, each lady assuming her portion of the expense, which will mean about twenty-five cents. We also expect a demonstration of electric stoves at this time. Every lady in town is invited to attend and if you expect to be present you are requested to notify some member of the committee, that we may know how many to plan dinner for. The committee is: Mrs. Robert S. Barker, Mrs. John Elliot, Mrs. Jasper Myers, Mrs. Charles Perkins, Mrs. Edmund Langley.
Questions have been asked of the Trustees of the Hampton Academy regarding the expenses of the debates which have been held so successfully this winter. Each of the schools participating in the debate has two teams, one of which takes the affirmative and the other the negative side of the question to be debated. Debates are held simultaneously in the two towns where the schools are located. Each school pays the expenses of its own teams but neither contributes anything to the expense of the other. To cover this small expense a charge of fifteen cents has been collected from each person attending the debate. Owing to bad weather and conflicting dates the receipts have not been sufficient to pay the expenses. Here is a chance for some public spirited citizens to come forward and contribute towards the meeting of the deficit that this good work may go on.
Mrs. Harold Bonser and daughter Jean are visiting in Sanbornville this week.
Curtis DeLancey, who has been confined to his home with illness, is much improved in health.
Miss Lila Ellis, who has been in Portsmouth Hospital for several weeks, is reported as improving.
Harold Winchester has moved into the upstairs tenement on the west side of the Ring four-apartment house on High street.
The whist parties which have been held in Mechanics hall every Thursday evening are being well patronized and will continue until further notice.
Mrs. Fred E. Perkins has returned home after spending a few days with Mrs. C. M. Teague in York, Maine, where Mr. Teague is principal in the high school.
Mr. Thomas Cogger, who is in the South for the winter, recently received news of the death of his aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Cogger, 90, a resident of Lowell, Mass. She is survived by a daughter and three sons.
We are always glad to have the school vacations bring our young people home again. Among these, last week, were Madeline Nudd and Mabel Paige, who attend Keene Normal School, Mary Gookin, who is teaching in Malden, and Maybelle Perkins, teaching in Melrose.
Mrs. Hagerty and son of Newburyport, Mass., have leased one of the upstairs tenements in the new Ring apartment building on High street. Mrs. Hagerty is a bookkeeper in Newburyport, but will make her home in Hampton, going back and forth to her work daily on the train.
The two hundred and eighty-eighth annual report of the town officers of Hampton is being distributed today. The book is the largest ever issued by the town. The selectmen have made an excellent record with a $28 tax rate and the town should be proud of its financial standing under the present management. The school report is also worthy of praise.
The members of the Congregational church are holding their annual meeting today. A most excellent dinner was served at noon by the Ladies' Aid.
Those who have to put up with the New England climate do not run the risk of taking cold when coming from a warm climate, as some of our friends do.
We are glad to know that Rev. E. E. Eno is gaining after his long illness. We hope he will fully regain his health.
Rev. John Cummings had a fine and helpful sermon on Sunday. It is a loss to miss one in the series of his sermons through Lent, as they are connected.
Mrs. Addie B. Brown will, on leaving Somerville, visit friends in Chelsea and Lynn, then go to Kensington with her sister, Mrs. York, for the rest of the winter.
Hampton is very proud of the pupils at the High school who have been so successful in the recent debates. Mr. Russell Leavitt is to be congratulated. He sets a high standard for his pupils and is assisted by an able corps of teachers.
A very pleasant gathering of the school teachers was held at Mrs. Esther Coombs' a week ago to bid Miss Dexter goodbye as one of their number, after four years of service. She was presented with gifts and a nice lunch and games helped to make it a pleasant occasion.
Mrs. Chester G. Marston has returned home after a period of convalescence in the Deaconess Hospital, Brookline, Mass. She underwent an operation there some two weeks ago. Mrs. Marston's friends are many in Hampton and they all hope for her complete health, which she certainly deserves.
A very pleasant meeting of the Congregational Missionary Society was held with Mrs. Emily Hutchins on Wednesday. It is gratifying so have so many young people present. Mrs. Cummings makes an ideal president and Hollis Johnson is very kind in singing. Mrs. Marion Leavitt had an interesting program prepared.
Travelling for autos over the highway this week has been unusually difficult owing to the deep ruts made when the snow was soft and freezing afterwards. There has never been a winter with so many difficulties to overcome as there has been this year, and there was never a winter when the highway department has done better. Eugene Leavitt should again be chosen highway agent at town meeting.
Miss Isabel Thompson is home on a brief vacation.
The Master of Hampton Grange, Robert Van Horne, his wife, Worthy Lecturer Jessie M. Myers, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elliot attended a meeting of the Rye Grange in that town last Friday. The third and fourth degrees as they were worked by the members of that order were impressive and showed that a great of effort had been put into their preparation.
Ocean Side Grange will hold a meeting tomorrow night if nothing "breaks" to prevent it. The Worthy Master has succeeded in locating a half chord of dry, hard wood, so there will be plenty of warmth and good cheer around the stove and, we trust, among the members. Degrees will be worked at this meeting. The members will discuss the articles in the Town warrant, under the capable direction of Samuel A. Towle, Moderator. The grange is rehearsing for a play which they hope to put on in the Town hall soon. Mrs. Margaret Notes is the coach and a cast including Etta Murray, Agatha Towle, Hazel (Myers) Brown, Annie Elliot, Ruth Fall, Robert Van Horne, Samuel Towle, William and Robert Elliot, Hollis Moaratty and Arthur Collins, is working hard under her supervision.