Hampton News

On Sunday, the body of Augustus Warner, formerly of No. Hampton, was brought to Hampton, where his former wife is buried. He was a brother of the late John Warner, and as he was an old soldier all of the members of Perkins Post went to the cemetery to pay their last respects to Mr. Warner.

Mrs. John Gynan has invited the Whist club to her home on May 20.

A large delegation from this town attended the Sunday School convention is Seabrook on Tuesday. The whole program was good, but Rev. Mr. Schurman of Exeter, who delivered the principal address, was especially fine, as he always is.

The W. C. T. U. will meet on Friday of next week with Mrs. R. E. Thompson.

Mrs. Clarissa Towle, widow of Amos J. Towle, passed away at her home on Lafayette road on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Towle had been remarkably bright and active till the last year or so when the weight of years began to pass heavily upon her; she would have completed 90 years on August 30th. Mrs. Towle was a type of the old fashioned gentlewoman that is fast passing away. Quietly and peacefully she lived her life having her share of sorrow in the loss of her husband and three children. She has been tenderly cared for by her two remaining children, Frank, who will sadly miss her in his home, and Mrs. Carrie E. Boynton. Mrs. Towle was very fond of reading, and attended church as long as she was able. The funeral services were in charge of her pastor, Rev. R. E. Thompson, who with Mrs. Thompson, sang two pleasing selections. The floral offerings were very beautiful and she was laid to rest by her friends with the sure hope of meeting her in another and a more beautiful world. The bearers were Frank Hill, John P. Blake, G. Plummer Mace and Orrin Lane. R. E. Tolman was in charge. She will be sadly missed by a sister two years younger, Mrs. Caroline Howe, who lived near; she also leaves a brother in the Soldier’s Home at Tilton.

Mrs. C. M. Batchelder entertained the Whist club this afternoon.

Miss Emma Shelton was at home for the week end.

Miss Clark spent the week end with her parents at Peak’s island.

At Tuesday afternoon at [?] o’clock, at the home of Mrs. Hugh Brown, another demonstration of home dress forms will be held. All ladies interested are invited to attend.

Miss Mary C. Toppan has material for sale to make dress forms.

It was not altogether a surprise to neighbors and friends of Mrs. Plummer Mace to hear of her death at the hospital where she was carried so short a time ago. Mrs. Mace has been in very poor health for a long time, and although much sympathy is felt for the afflicted friends, it is felt that she is released from more suffering.

The social given by the W. R. C. on Wednesday was much enjoyed by all present. The entertainment given by the West End club was much appreciated by all. A good laugh caused by clean, pure fun is what all need once in a while.

Owing to the unsettled condition in the grammar school, and other reasons, it had been about decided to give up the usual exercises in the hall by the children before Memorial day, but Mr. Walker has decided that they had better hold them as usual, so the teachers will do what they can in so short a time.

A public Whist party, for the benefit of the Salvation Army Drive, under the auspices of the Elks of this town, will be held at the engine house hall, at Hampton Beach, Monday evening, May 17, at 7:30 o’clock. Refreshments will be served. Free conveyance to your homes. Come and help the Sallies out.

The Colonial Maidens will present in the town hall Saturday evening, at eight o’clock, the entertainment they are to use in their tour with the Chautauqua club through the West this summer. This will be the best entertainment they have given Hampton and by far the best show of the year. Don’t miss it. Dancing will follow the program.

The Mothers’ Circle met at the home of Mrs. C. S. Toppan on the evening of May 5, with Mrs. Toppan and Margaret Noyes as hostesses. The Circle was very fortunate in having with them Mrs. Burlingame of Exeter who spoke of the Federation of Women’s Clubs. Mrs. Burlingame is a woman of rare sweetness and personality and won the hearts of all present. She was particularly appreciative of the fact that the Mothers’ Circle is unlimited in its membership. Just at the close Mrs. Burlingame gave a short “heart to heart” talk to the mothers that will long be remembered. This was one of the most interesting as well as profitable meetings of the year, thirty-five being present. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostesses.

Ocean Side Grange will observe its annual G. A. R. night Wednesday evening, May 19, at eight o’clock. All Post and Relief Corps members are cordially invited. Please notice change of date.

A delightful surprise party was given Mrs. William Gilpatrick last Saturday evening by a large party of neighbors and friends under the leadership of Mrs. Myers. Games were played and delicious refreshments were served. The event was a complete surprise to Mrs. Gilpatrick and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.