The Hamptons Union, January 8, 1925

Hampton News

Mrs. N. M. Batchelder entertained the West End Club very pleasantly January 1st. A New Years program was carried out and a special hour was enjoyed, after which refreshments were served by the hostess.

Mrs. Howard M. Lane and son Herman spent the week in Lynn, Mass., with her sister Mrs. Agnes Dearborn and family.

Mr. Joseph B. Cram desires to thank his friends in Hampton Falls, Hampton, Exeter, and other places for their words of sympathy in his recent hard experiences and their generous remembrances. While he would hardly care to repeat the experience for the sake of discovering how many friends he has, yet the warm-hearted generosity has made it easier for him in a very trying time.

The program for Moving pictures at the school building Friday evening will include a Seven reel Earle Williams feature entitled Masters of Men, and a Comic one reel, the Dog Catcher.

Miss Barbara Ward returned to her home on Sunday after spending the Christmas vacation with her grandmother in Somerville.

Mrs. Nellie Nudd has been quite ill during the past week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur G. Sanborn.

At the next regular meeting of Ocean Grange January 16, there will be a roll call of current events.

William Gilpatrick has the agency for the Victor adding machine which sells for $100 cash, and is placing quite a number in Hampton and the rest of the county. Mr. Gilpatrick is also agent for the "Fyre Fyter" of Dayton O., the oldest and best fire extinguisher on the market.

The Monday Club was entertained Monday P. M. by Mrs. Harry L. Moore, with Mrs. Irving Leavitt as assistant hostess. Following the Business meeting, presided at by the President Mrs. Shea, the programme was started with two selections on the piano by Master Allan Moore. Mrs. Olney and Mrs. Ward then read cuttings from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice. At the close of the programme the hostesses served a very inviting luncheon.

Mrs. William Gilpatrick and her daughters Helen, Gladys and Dorothy spent New Years week with their cousin in Providence, R. I.

Well defined tremors of the earthquake which startled this section of the country Wednesday were felt throughout the town. Buildings were shaken and dishes rattled but no damage was done.

Mr. W. D. Reed secretary of the New Hampshire Council of Religious Education, will be in town all day Sunday, Jan. 18, to help what he can in the Educational program of the churches. Look for detached announcement next week.

The people of the Methodist Parish very generously remembered their pastor and family at Christmas with both provisions and money.

Harry Cleveland and family have returned from a recent visit to friends in Penacook.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Lane left Hampton Tuesday for Florida, where they will spend the next two months.

J. Russell Dow of North Hampton has entered the employ of the Moore Motor Sales Co. as a sales agent.

Mr. F. S. Pillsbury who is at DeLand, Fla., sent two boxes of fruit to town recently, one of which came to the Methodist Parsonage.

Mrs. Cummings' class of young ladies in the Congregational Sunday school are planning to give a drama in the town hall sometime in February, the proceeds from which are to go into the organ fund of the church.

The many friends in Hampton of Chester N. Godfrey, a member of the firm of Cram and Ferguson, architects, who was taken ill with typhoid while on a recent trip to Washington, will be pleased to know that he is on the road to recovery.

Mrs. Henry Hanson's name was omitted in last week's report, as being one of the hostesses at the Mother's Circle meeting.

Miss Mary Toppan and her niece Miss Wilma returned home Saturday evening after a delightful week's vacation with relatives in Albany, New York.

The next meeting of the Parent-Teachers' Association will be held at the school Monday evening, Jan. 12th. A supper will be served at 6:30 for which a charge of 35c will be made. All parents are requested to buy their tickets of their children. Those who are interested in the Library Question and have not children in school may obtain tickets from Mrs. Wilson Olney or Mrs. Arthur Ward. The speakers of the evening are Mr. Willard P. Lewis, librarian at the University of New Hampshire and also President of the Library Association of N. H. Mr. Richard E. Shelton and Mr. Albert Shaw, our librarian, will gladly answer any question concerning our library. Mr. Lewis's subject will be "Children's Reading and the Public Library." Everyone please make a special effort to extend the courtesy of a large meeting to our speaker from out of town.

Saturday night the Mother's Circle repeated its play "The Rebellion of Youth" before a large and appreciative audience in Centennial Hall at North Hampton. The cast received many fine compliments for their work and also for having chosen such a fine play to produce.

Card of Thanks:

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us in saving our home, Dec. 31, when fire destroyed the garage. -- Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Hadley, Seabrook, Jan. 8, 1925.

Superior Court:

The January term of Rockingham county Superior Court began at Exeter, Tuesday with Judge Robert Doe of Dover presiding.

Court was called at 10 o'clock by Clerk of Court Amos S. Rundlett, in the absence of Judge Doe, who did not arrive until noon.

Prayer was offered by Rev. John L. Clark, pastor of the Baptist church. The grand jury retired in charge of County Solicitor Jeremy R. Waldron, with Lawrence Peyser of Portsmouth foreman.

Nine indictments were returned, one of which was secret. Those reported by Solicitor Waldron were Dominico Pellicelle of Portsmouth, larceny; Marcel Fournier of Canada, breaking and entering; Lester Tuttle of Fremont, aggravated assault; Charles Nudd of Exeter, aggravated assault; William Guilford of Hampton, obtaining money under false pretense, three counts; and Edward Cole of Londonderry, breaking and entering.

At the afternoon session seven were made citizens of the United States.