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Annual report of the 

municipal officers of the 

town of Norway 



Annual Report 




1915 191B 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Municipal Officers 



OF THE 



TOWN OF NORWAY 



FOR THE 



Year Ending January 31st 

1916 



1916 

Advertiser Print 

Norway, Maine. 



Town Officers 



Clerk 
STUAET W. GOODWIN 

Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor 

GEO. W. HOLMES W. A. HEESEY 

ASA D. FROST 



Treasurer . 
EUGENE N. SWETT 



W. F. JONES 



Supenntending School Committee 
DR. L. HALL TRUFANT 

Superintendent of Schools 
TRUE C. MORRILL 

Collector of Taxes 
CHAS. H. PIKE 

Board of Health 
H. L. BARTLETT, M. D., Secretary 

S. HARRIMAN 

Boad Commissioner 
JOHN A. ROBERTS 

Trustees of Norway Public Librari/ 
I 



Agent 
F. W. SANBORN 

H. L. HORNE 



DENNIS PIKE 



DR. B. F. BRADBURY 
F. P. TOWNE 

FRANK KIMBALL 
R. J. BRUCE 
E. F. SMITH 
W. C. LEAVITT 



r Term Expires 1916 
I Term Expires 1917 
j Term Expires 1918 



Organization of Board 

President, E. F. SMITH Vice President, GEO. W. HOLMES 

Secretary and Treasurer, W. F. JONES 



Building Inspector 
HORACE E. MIXER 



Truant Officer 
HORACE SANBORN 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 
HARRY E. LOVEJOY 



W. A. BICKNELL 
C. P. MILLETT 
E. G. GAMMON . 
E. W. HUTCHINS 
JOHN W. PRINCE 
FRED M. DAVIS 



Constables 

G. A. MORSE 
EDWARD BLAKE 
F. D. THURSTON 
F. P. TOWNE 
C. F. BOOBER 
CHAS. H. PIKE 



HORACE KIMBALL 
A. P. BASSETT 
W. A. HERSEY 
F. A. HALL 
E. C LIBBY 



AU«n County Public Ltbrary 
900 Webster Street 

Ky^''NA6801.2270 



FOR THE INDEX SEE THE LAST PAGE 



To THE Citizens of the Town of Norway: — 

Your town officers present to you the following report for your 
consitleration. 



Town Clerk^s Report 
VITAL STATISTICS 

TOWN CLERK 'S OFFICE. 

The following returns of births, marriages and deaths have been 
made to this office for the year 1915. 

STUART W. GOODWIN, Town Clerk. 

SUMMARY 
Births 

Number of births 58 

Number of males 33 

Number of females 25 

Marriages 

Number of marriages 39 

Grooms, number of widowers x 3 

' ' number divorced 4 

' ' oldest at date of marriage 60 

* ' youngest at date of marriage 18 

' ' average at date of marriage 28 

Brides, number of widows 1 

' * number of divorced 1 

' ' oldest at date of marriage 39 

' ' youngest at date of marriage 16 

' ' average at date of marriage 23 

Deaths 

Number of deaths ^1 

' ' males 26 

' ' female^ 25 

Oldest person at date of death 91 years, 3 months, 9 days 

Youngest person at date of death 7 days 

Average age at date of death 58 years, 4 months, 14 days 

Number of deaths reported from other towns 17 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



In past years I have urged upon parents the necessity of providing 
the Town Clerk with the names of their children in order that the Re- 
_cords of Birth may be complete. 

This effort has met with some degree of success but the results are 
still far from satisfactory. Look over the list of births for 1915 and 
see the number reported without any name. These records are not 
complete and for future reference are practically valueless. Unless 
you wish your child to go through life with no means of proving the 
date of his birth, so far as the Town Records are concerned, except by 
a number, you should give this request the attention which it .de- 
serves. 



S. W. GOODWIN, Town Clerk. 



BIRTHS 

1915. 

Jan. 7. To the wife of Hugh Pendexter, a son, 2nd child, Faunce 
Pendexter. 

8. To the wife of Benjamin F. Richardson, a son, 3rd child, 

Woodrow Franklin. 

9. To the wife of John Dunn, a daughter, 1st child, Clara 

Elizabeth. 
14. To the wife of Leon Dow, a son, 2nd child. 
16. To the wife of Philip A. Clifford, a son, 1st child. 
28. To the wife of Harold F. Ames, a son, 1st child. 
Feb. 2. To the wife of Wilfred H. Scothorne, a son, 2nd child. 
Mar. 1. To the wife of Urshal Gammon, a son, 1st child, Urshal 
Edwin. 
2. To the wife of John Merton Wyman, a daughter, 2nd 
child. 
To the wife of Roscoe S. Edwards, a daughter, 3rd child. 
To the wife of Chester A. Flint, a daughter, 5th child, 

Helen Louise. 
To the wife of Elmer C Parker, a son, 1st child, Carroll. 
To the wife of Joseph A. Crooker, a son, 1st child, Her- 
bert Allen. 
To the wife of Charles Henry Pike, a son, 2nd child. 
To the wife of Edwin Elton Howe, a daughter, 1st child, 

Esther Millett. 
To the wife of Frank J. Witham, a son, 3rd child, Leland 

Alfred. 
To the wife of Samuel Estes, a son, 3rd child, Wayne Gar- 
land. 





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May 


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May 11. To the wife of I. W. Waite, a son, 1st child. 

13. To the wife of Arthur F. Thompson, a son, 2nd child, 
(Twin). 

13. To the wife of Arthur F. Thompson, a daughter, 3rd 

child, (Twin). 
22. To the wife of Carl L. Brown, a daughter, 3rd child. 
24. To the wife of Espo Polkinen, a son, 2nd child. 

29. To the wife of Edgar E. Holden, a daughter, 2nd child, 

Ethel May. 
31. To the wife of Harold S. Purington, a daughter, 3rd child, 
Ida Alma. 
Jun. 5. To the wife of Edward Everett Brackett, a son, 1st child, 
Edward Everett, Jr. 

8. To the wife of Hosea A. McKay, a daughter, 1st child. 

9. To the wife of Freeman Hall, a son, 5th child. 

17. To the wife of Myron E. Farnham, a daughter, 2nd child. 

24. To the wife of W. Phineas Curtis, a son, 3rd child. 

28. To the wife of John Henry Millett, a daugliter, 4th child. 

30. To the wife of Alfred John Dyer, a son, 3rd child, James 

Wesley. 
July. 9. To the wife of Richard E. Kimball, a daughter, 1st child. 

10. To the wife of Estes G. Yates, a son, 1st child. 

1(). To the wife of Adelaide Morrisette, a son, 4th child. 
Aug. 5. To the wife of Charles Edward Lever, a daughter, 2nd 
child, Catherine Elizabeth. 
2G. To the wife of Alton Lester Noyes, a daughter, 2nd child. 
.30. To the wife of Arthur A. Dustin, a daughter, 2n(l cliild. 
Sept. 5. To the wife of William Gatley, a daughter, 1st child, 
Dorothy Alberta. 
5. To the wife of John Joseph Delehanty, a son, 5th child. 
5. To the wife of Harold E. Holt, a daughter, 1st child. 

11. To the wife of Bert Leon Hutchins, a son, 2nd child, Bei- 

nard Arthur. 

21. To the wife of Nathan Noble, a daughter, 8th child. 
Oct. 17. To the wife of Rodney Wilfred Verrill, a son, 1st chihl, 

Harold Warren. 

22. To the wife of Arehille I'oirier, a son, 8th cliild. 
24. To the wife of Wendall H. Tripp, a son, 8th child. 
30. To the wife of Joseph A. Woods, a son, 9th child. 

Nov. 7. To the wife of George Earl Emerson, a daughter, 3rd 
child. 
11. To the wife of Edwin Richardson, a son, 3rd child. 

14. To the wife of Daniel F. Dellea, a son, 8th child, Daniel 

Franklin, Jr. 



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Nov. 15. To the wife of Harry Isaacson, a daughter, 8th cliihl, 
Esther. 
24. To the wife of Robert E. York, a son, 2n(i child. 
Doi . 1. To the wife of John N. Bean, a son, 2nd child. 

.'). To the wife of Charles Damon, a daughter, 9th child. 
12. To the wife of Aubrey Ellsworth Pettengill, a daughter, 
1st child, Audrey Ernestine. 

17. To the wife of Fred G. LaFranee, a son, 2nd child. 

18. To the wife of James Newhall Tubbs, a daughter, 2nd 

child, Irene Elizabeth. 
21. To the wife of George Orrington Hill, a son, 7th child. 
23. To the wife of Edward Joseph Sharon, a daughter, 3rd 
child. 

1914. 

May 20. To the wife of Prudent Bedard, a daughter. Pearl Vir- 
ginia. (This birth occurred in the year 1914, but was 
not reported by the attending physician. The report 
was obtained by the selectmen, in April 1915, as required 
by law. This of course was too late to include in my 
report for the year 1914.) 

MARRIAGES 

1915 

In Norway, Janiiary 2, by Rev. H. L. Nichols, Arthur H. Welch, 
age 29, and Ursula M. McAllister, age 21, both of Norway. 

In Norway, January 5, by Rev. Robert J. Bruce, Frank L. Youiig, 
age 24, of Auburn, and Fannie Stuart Boynton, age 26, of Norway. 

In Norway, January 20, by Rev. H. L. Nichols, Abner Foster Jack- 
son, age 46, and Lois Naomi Morse, age 31, both of Norway. 

In Norway, February 1, by Rev. H. L. Nichols, John W. Ingersol, 
age 24, of Winthrop, and Ethel E. Jillson, age 18, of Harrison. 

In Norway, February 20, by Alfred S. Kimball, Justice of the 
Peace, Henry Bouchard, age 21, and Irene Ashby, age 18, both of Nor- 
way. 

In Norway, Feb. 20, by Rev. H. L. Nichols, Herbert Pratt, age 
25, and Alice Bouchard, age 22, both of Norway. 

In Norway, April 1, by Eugene F. Smith, Justice of the Peace, 
Richard I'j. Kimball, age GO, and Eliza A. Maitland, age 33, both of 
Norway. 

In South Paris, Apiil 12, by Rev. Chester G- Miller, Herman Ells- 
worth Brown, age 34, of Albany, and Mildred Agnes Carmen Kelly, 
age 24, of Norway. 



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In South Paris, April 21, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Lewis Granville 
Pushard, age 30, and Ada Everett Merrill, age 18, both of Norway. 

In Norway, April 28, by Rev. Robert J. Bruce. Rufus N. Sidelin-^er, 
age 21, and Elva Bradbury, age 20, both of Norway. 

In Norway, May 30, by Rev. H. L. Nichols, George Boulieu, nge 31, 
of Norwa}% and Cleora Hortense Pratt, age 21, of South Paris. 

In Norway, June 3, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Elm?r Douglass Pack" 
ard, age 21, and Alma Eleanor Shepard, age 20, both of Norway. 

In Norway, June 6, by Rev. Robert J. Bruce, Prince William 
Steward, age 27, and Addie Florence D-eCoster, age 30, both of Nor- 
way. 

In Norway, June 15, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Ralph Pratt Knee- 
land, age 26, of Chelsea, Mass., and Jennie Emma Mann, age 24, of 
Norway. 

In South Paris, June 1(5, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Theodore R'js- 
well Frost, age 21, and Eva Gertrude Richardson, age 20, both of 
Norway. 

In North Waterford, June 15, 1>y Rev. C. N. Eliopoulos. William 
Card, age 24, of Norway, and Florence McAllister, age 19, of Albany. 

In Norway, July 7, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Vivian M. Akers, age 
29, of Norway, and Edith Barton Yerrill, age 39, of New Haven, Conn. 

In Norway, July 10, by Rev. H. L. Nichols, James O. Flint, age 23, 
of North Fryelnirg, and Ruth Elizabeth Glines, age 19, of North 
Bridgton. 

In South Paris, Juh- 15, by Rev. Charles I. Spear, Yillard Earl 
Frost, age 24, of Norway, and Beatrice E. Shoff, age 16, of South 
Paris. 

In Cape Elizabeth, August 2, by Rev. Albert Willis Jefferson, 
George L. Sanborn, age 28, and Claribel T. DeCoster, age 29, both of 
Norway. 

In North Woodstock, N. H., July 24, by Rev. T. Ross , Hicks, 
Horace L. Cleveland, age 2.3, and Hazel A. Bennett, age 23, both of 
Norway. 

In Norway, August 14, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Ossie Albert Bal- 
lard, age 21, and Eflfie Altena Morgan, age 17, both of Norway. 

In Norway, August 17. by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Thaddeus Blaine 
Roberts, age 30, and Lena Schenk, age 30, both of Norway. 

In South Paris, August 23, by Walter L. Gray, Justice of the Peace 
Guy Stowell Culbert, age 22, of South Paris, and Gladys McKay, age 
17, of Norway. 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



111 iSiuili Paris, August ol, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, George H. 
Austin, age -If), and Etta May Skinner, age 26, both of Norway. 

In Old Orchard, September 1, by Rev. Alexander Hamilton, Russell 
Wendall Davis, age 23, of Waterville, and Dorothy Horr Tubbs, age 
21!, of Norway. 

In Portland, September 22, by Rev. William B. Tuthill, Oliver Coy 
Buck, age o2, of Norway, and Violet May Gammon, age 23, of Water- 
ford. 

In Norway, October 12, by Rev. H. L. Nichols, Virgil Edwin Dunn, 
age 51, and Ethel Florence Upton, age 28, both of Norway. 

Ill Norway, October 1«, by Eugene F. Smith, Justice of tlie Peace, 
Jacob Hill, age 31, and Alma Pontio, age 21, both of Otisfield. 

In Norway, Oi t^ber 19, by Rev. Robert J. Bruce, Nathaniel Abbott 
Green, age 18, of Otisfield, and Cora Mabel Day, age 19, of Oxford. 

In Norway, November 17, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Charles Ry- 
crson Howe, age 19, and Elsie May Morey, age 17, both of Norway. 

Ill Medford, Mass-, November 22, by Rev. Francis D. Taylor, Don 
John Whitney, age 24, of Norway, and Hazel Doris Tobin, age 21, of 
Medford, Mass. 

In West Paris, November 25, by Rev. Dwight A. Ball, RoUin Dins- 
more, age 24, of Norway, and Laura Belle Hill, age 18, of West Paris. 

In Portland, November 25, by Rev. C. Snowden, Harold Leander 
Woodward, age 22, and Leah Arthur Wetherbee, age 25, both of Nor- 
way. 

In South Paris, November 24, by Rev. Charles I. Spear, Frederick 
Wight, age 18, of Norway, and Beatrice E. Swett, age 17, of South 
Paris. 

In Norway, December 12, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Julius Emman- 
uel Pe'.erson, age 39, of Boston, Mass., and Bertha Hill Mann, age 32, 
of Norway. 

In Norway, December 16, by Rev. Robert J. Bruce, Carl T. Foss, 
age 28, and Edith E. Palmer, age 22, both of Norway. 

In South Paris, December 22, by Rev. Chester G. Miller, Earl Wade 
Farnham, age 23, and Carlene Beryl MUlett, age 23, both of Norway. 

In Norway, December 25, by Rev. Philip J. Boivin, Harry Maynard 
Farr, age 29, of Portland, and Josephine Lachance, age 18, of Nor- 
way. 



ANNUAL TOAVN REPORT 



DEATHS 
1915. 

January 3, Mrs. L. A. Huntington, age 78 years, 9 month. Birth- 
place, Milford, Canada. Cause of death, carcinoma of the ascending 
colon. 

January 9, Fred J. Locke, age 36 years, 8 months, 4 days. Birth- 
place, Linden, Vt. Cause of death, electrocution, (accidental). 

January 19, Viola E. Swan, age 78 years, 1 month, 4 days. Birth- 
place, Lincoln, Me. Cause of death, cancer of stomach. 

January 21, Amos Barker, age 84 years. Birth j)lace, Newiy, Mo. 
Cause of death, senile dementia. 

January 23, Saumel Horace Legrow, age 75 years, 9 months, 21 
days. Birthplace, Gray, Me. Cause of death, arterio sclerosis with 
cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation. 

January 27, William Curtis Brooks, age 88 years, 10 months, 11 
days. Birthplace, Franklin, Vt. Cause of death, arterio sclerosis 
wilh cardiac hypertroply and dilatation. 

January 29, William O. Linnell, age 37 years, 3 months. Birth- 
place, Boston, Mass. Cause of death, suicide, gun shot wound in 
head. 

January 29, Esther R. Whitehouse, age 70 years, 3 months, 14 
days. Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, pneumonia. 

January 31, Lydia A. Titcomb, age 65 years, 7 days. Birthplace, 
Norway, Me. Cause of death, organic heart disease (endocarditis). 

March 2, Cassie Smith, age 67 years, 2 ijionths, 1 day. Birthplace 
Lovell, Me. Cause of death, organic heart disease and arterio sclero- 
sis. 

March 10, Silas Rowe, age 74 years, 9 months, 15 days. Birth- 
place, Oxford, Me. Cause of death, arterio sclerosis with cardiac 
dilatation. 

March 16, Edith Hadley, age 6 years, 14 days. Birthplace, Sum- 
ner, Me. Cause of death, organic heart disease. 

March 20, Agnes Tucker Brown, age 40 years, 17 days. Birthplace, 
Norway, Me. Cause of death, recurrent carcinoma, following hys- . 
terectomy. 

April 4, Caroline A. Wetherbee, age 77 years, 27 days. Birthplace 
Vermont. Cause of death apoplexy. 

April 12, Alfred S. Kimball, age 72 years, 3 months, 22 days. 
Birthplace, Waterford, Me. Cause of death, chronic nephritis. 

April 15, Mary E. French, age 68 years, 9 months, 20 days. Birth- 
place, Freeport, Me. Cause of death, burned to death, accidental, 
while fighting brush fire. 



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April 17, Diauna Starbird, age 79 years, 7 months, 2 days. Birth- 
place, Paris, Me. Cause of death, cerebral haemorrhage. 

April 17, James L. Partridge, age 77 years, 4 months, 19 days. 
Birthplace, West Poland, Me. Cause of death, la grippe and organic 
heart disease. 

April 30, Susan Pike Kelley, age 82 years, 1 month, 30 days. Birth- 
place, Oxford, Me. Cause of death, general senility. 

April 30, Dorothy Florence Thurston, age 1 year, 22 days. Birth- 
place, Norway, Me. Cause of death broncho pneimionia. 

May 4, Ava Y. Bradbury, age 53 years, 6 months, 21 days. Birth- 
place, Bethel, Me. Cause of death, carcinoma of mesentery. 

May 10, Seba Hovilla Gammon, age 74 years, 3 months, 18 days. 
Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, pneumonia. 

May 27, Mary Elizabeth Hooper, age 24 years, 7 months 22 days. 
Birthplace, Taunton, Mass. Cause of death, valvular disease of the 
heart. 

May 31, Eose Nettie Magown, age 49 years, 5 months, 6 days. 
Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, bullet wound of the skull 
and brain, suicidal. 

May 31, Bertha Gray Nichols, age 11 years, 11 months, 7 days. 
Birthplace, Madison, Me. Cause of death, acute infections endocar- 
ditis. 

June 4, Chester W. Home, age 65 years, 8 months, 19 days. Birth- 
place, Rochester, N. H. Cause of death, acute Bright 's disease. 

June 7, Kent Belmont Joslin, age 11 years, 2 months, 30 days. 
Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, chronic pacchymeningitis. 

June 21, Ethel May Holden, age 23 days. Birthplace, Norway, Me. 
Cause of death, spina-bifoda. 

June 24, Margaret Evelyn Farnham, age 7 days. Birthplace, Nor- 
way, Me. Cause of death, omphalorrhagia. 

July 16, Merritt Pamon, age 84 years, 11 months, 6 days. Birth- 
place, Buckfield, Me. Cause of death, epithelomia of face. 

July 16, William J. Lewis, age 70 years, 9 months, 28 days. Birth- 
place, St. Sthepens, N. B. Cause of death, suicide, cut throat with 
razor. 

July 19, Madeline Rose Nevers, age 18 years, 6 months, 16 days. 
Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, chronic endocarditis. 

July 20, George W. Wood, age 52 years, 9 months, 10 days. Birth- 
place, Waterford, Me. Cause of death, suicide, gun shot wound of 
head. 



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August 4, Josephine Teague, age 88 years, 5 months, 8 days. 
Birthplace, Wilton, Me. Cause of death, apoplexy. 

August 5, Albion Buck, age 91 years, 3 months, 9 days. Birthplace 
Norway, Me. Cause of death, senility. 

August 14, Clara B. Noble, age 71 years, 9 mouths, 16 days. Birth- 
place, Waterford, Me. Cause of death, apoplexy. 

September 1, Ephraim Wood, age 89 years, 3 months, 23 days. 
Birthplace, Waterford, Me. Cause of death, organic heart disease. 

September 19, Herbert O. Brown, age 67 years, 1 month, 12 days. 
Birthplace, Lancaster, N. H. Cause of death, cerebral hemorrhage. 

September 25, Sewall Austin, age 73 years, 2 months, 7 days. 
Birthplace, Oxford, Me. Cause of death, pulmonary tuberculosis. 

September 27, Vania Niemi, age 9 mouths, 28 days. Birthplace, 
Norway, Me. Cause of death, acute ileocilitis. 

September 30, Sylvester Abbott, age 75 years, 5 months, 28 days. 
Birthplace, Stow, Me. Cause of death, endarteritis obliterans of 
popliteal artery. 

September 30, Cecil C. Goodwin, age 14 years, 13 days. Birthplace, 
Norway, Me. Cause of death, general infection sterptococcus. 

October 4, William W. Pride, age 78 years, 3 months, 27 days. 
Birthplace, Waterford, Me. Cause of death, enteritis. 

October 9, Susan E. Ryerson, age 80 years, 4 months, 2 days. 
Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, apoplexy. 

October 9, Jason F. Rowe, age 74 years, 1 month, 28 days. Birth- 
place, Danville, Me. Cause of death, chronic myocarditis. 

October 9, George W. T. Doughty, age 77 years, 10 months, 8 days. 
Birthplace, Greenwood, Me. Cause of death, acute cardiac dilation. 

October 13, Mrs. Persis R. Bradbury, age 80 years, 4 months, 10 
days. Birthplace, Buckfield, Me. Cause of death, arterio scelerosis. 

October 21, James H. Hodgdon, age 75 years, 2 months, 16 days. 
Birthplace, Buckfield, Me. Cause of death, uremia. 

November 11, Edith A. Brown, age 38 years, 4 months, 2 days. 
Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, miliary tuberculosis. 

November 11, George Frank Monroe, age 72 years, 4 months, 29 
days. Birthplace, South Paris, Me. Cause of death, apoplexy. 

December 24, Harriet N. Foster, age 71 years, 4 days. Birthplace, 
Norway, Me. Cause of death, cancer of the liver. 

DEATHS REPORTED FROM OTHER PLACES 
1915 

January 5, in Yarmouth, Maine, Helen M. Austin, age 49 years, 2 
months, 23 days. Birthplace, New Hampshire. Cause of death, in- 
testinal toxemia and meningitis. 



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Jauuary 8, in Lewiston, Me, Frank Vigue, age 16 years, 9 months, 
27 (lays. Birthplace, Otisfield, Me. Cause of death, shock due to 
traumatic injury to intestines. 

February 17, in Lewiston, Me., Edwin H. Allen, age 48 years, 9 
mouths, 17 days. Birthplace, Denmark, Me. Cause of death, sepsis 
following necrosis of tibia. 

March 13, in Lynn, Mass., David Wellington Young, age 79 years, 
2 months, 5 days. Birthplace, Greenwood, Me. Cause of death, in- 
jury to brain, blow on head, homicide. 

April 7, in Woodstock, Me., Minuie M. McDaniels, age 37 years, 11 
months, 5 days. Birthplace, Waterford, Me. Cause of death, perni- 
cious anaemia. 

March 23, in Somerville, Mass., Julia A. Ford, age 83 years, 1 
month, 5 days. Birthplace, Greenwood, Me. Cause of death, heart 
disease, chronic myocarditis. 

May 1, in South Paris, Me., Clara Gertrude Bartlett, age 41 years, 
10 months, 22 days. Birthplace, Paris, Me. Cause of death, not giv- 
en. 

July 8, in Lewiston, Me., Ethel L. Sogers, age 27 years, 4 months, 

25 days. Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, embolism — heart 
clot. 

June 14, in Westbrook, Charles G. Eowe, age 68 years, 6 months, 

26 days. Birthplace, Norway, Me. Cause of death, acute dementia. 
July 21, in Buffalo, N. Y., Caroline W. Jewett, age 32 years, 1 

month, 9 days. Birthplace, Edinburgh, Scotland. Cause of death, 
chloroform onaesthesia. 

July 30, in Brockton, Mass., Alice Wise, age 57 years, 7 mouths, 8 
days. Birthplace, Oldtown, Me. Cause of death, cancer. 

August 15, in Elgin, 111., Benjamin Fogg, age 62 years, 2 months, 
25 days. Birthidace, Harrison, Me. Cause of death, acute alcoholism. 

September 7, in Lewiston, Me., Melissa J. Spring, age 48 years, S 
months, 12 days. Birthplace, Woodstock, Me. Cause of death, pne- 
monia. 

October 2, in Lynn, Mass., George B. Dunham, age 71 years, 1 
month, 10 days. Birthjilace, Paris, Me. Cause of death, cancer of 
the gall bladder. 

October 21, in Portland, Me., Emma Belle Tubbs, age 36 year.=. 
Birtliplaio, Frycburg, Me. Cause of death, organic heart disease. 

November 21, in Brockton, Mass., Mattie J. Doyle, age 52 years, 7 
days. Birthplace, Greenwood, Me. Cause of death, apoplexy. 

December 27, in Boston, Mass. Claraman Walker, age 74 years, 
16 days. Birthplace, Hebron Me. Cause of death, heart disease. 



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Report of the Sealer of Weights and Measures 

To THE Selectmen of the Town of NoitWAv: 

I submit my report as Sealer of Weights and Measures for tlie 
Town of Norway from January 1st 1915, to January 1.'!, 191(5. 
Number of Scales tested and sealed: 

Number of scales tested 7') Condemned 1 

' ' weights " 10 • ' 

' ' oil and molasses pumps 10 ' ' 

' ' dry measures 5 " 

' ' liquid " 17 " 

' ' milk jars 159 ' ' 2 

Eespectfully submitted, 

HARRY E. LOVEJOY, Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



Report of the Building Inspector 

To the Selectmen of the Town of Norway : 

I herewith submit my second annual report for the year ending 
January 1, 1916. 

There being not much building in town just now, being mostly I'e- 
pairs which have been done very well as far as fire protection gdcs. 

(I hope that business will start soon so the next inspector can get 
enough to pay for being qualified.) 

Eespectfully submitted, , 

H. E. MIXER, Building Inspector. 



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Report of the 
Board of Health 



To THE Selectmen of Norway: 

Gentlemen: — The Local Board of Health submit the following: 

During the past year the town has been fortunate, for it has 
been spared the infliction of an epidemic of any character. Only a 
few cases of contagious diseases have been reported, and they are as 
follows: Tuberculosis, two cases, typhoid fever, two cases, diphtheria, 
one case, also a few cases of measles and whooping cough. 

Tlie number of nuisances reported has been smaller than usual and 
these have been removed without any trouble. 

The number of ' ' colds ' ' so called could be reduced materially, if 
those so afflicted would avoid public places, and the parents of chil- 
dren suffering from this condition would keep them out of school dur- 
ing the continuance of the disease. 

We suggest that the school authorities instruct the teachers to send 
home all such children as they find with this malady. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

H. L. BARTLETT, M. D., Sec, 
DENNIS PIKE, 
SIMEON HARRIMAN, 

Local Board of Health. 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT ]5 



Norway Public Library 
Treasurer's Report 



To THE Board of Management of Norway Public Library: 

I respeftfully submit the following report for the year ending Jan- 
uary 31, 1916. 

RECEIPTS. 

To Cash on hand $175 71 

Town order 150 00 

Fines Jan. 1 to April 1 8 36 

Fines April 1 to Julyl 6 80 

" Fines July 1 to Oct 1 6 28 

Town order 200 00 

Fines Oct. 1 to Jan 1, 1916 9 64 

E. F. Smith, trustee Bearce Fund 44 34 

E. F. Smith, trustee Hawkins Fund 12 78 

State Stipend 70 00 

Interest L. Ellen Frost Fund 15 00 

Town order 350 00 

$1,048 91 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid To Library of Knowledge $ 1 75 

S. W. Goodwin, insurance 57 00 

Scribner and Literary Digest 5 50 

Dura Binding Co 25 00 

Dodd, Mead & Co 5 40 

Librarian, supplies per list 2 99 

Loring, Short & Harmon, record book. ... 7 50 

Librarian, supplies per list 3 68 

Loring, Short & Harmon, book 2 25 

F. W. Sanborn, printing 3 00 

W. C. Leavitt, paper 3 50 

Mrs. Gates, typing 60 

Librarian, supplies per list 2 11 



IH ANNUAL TOWX REPORT 



l>()iin--, Short & Ilaniion, books $199 43 

riidcrwood & I'nderwood, Views of U. S. . 19 76 
Mrs. Eva Kimball, compiling supplemon- 

tary catalogue 10 00 

F. W. Sanborn, printing catalogues 20 80 

P. E. Hathaway, magazines 21 15 

N. and P. St. Ey., wiring 2 01 

Outlook Co., United States History 41 36 

Lilirarian, supplies per list 3 62 

Longlcy & Butts, 5 tons coal 36 25 

Librarian's salary fifty-two weeks at $.j.00 

260 00 

J. O. Crooker, one year's rent 170 00 

Cash on hand to balance 144 25 



$1,048 91 



W. F. JONES, Treasurer. 



We l!a\c lliis <lay rxaniiiicd tlie foregoing accounts and find them 
correct and properly vouched. 

SELECTMEN OF NOEWAY. 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 17 



Eeport of the 

Superintending School Committee 



Norway, Me., Jan. 31, 1916. 

The superintending School Committee of the town of Norway, com- 
posed of L. H. Trufant, member for one year, H. L. Home, member 
for two years and W. F. Jones, member for three years, met and or- 
ganized on March 23d, 1915. Dr. L. Hall Trufant was elected chair- 
man of the board for the year. 

On the 23d day of March, 1915, the joint committee of the two 
towns of Waterford and Norway met at Waterford Flat, for organi- 
zation. William F. Jones was elected chairman and Dr. L. Hall Tru- 
fant, secretary. 

The following accounts show the appropriation of money for school 
purposes : 

COMMON SCHOOL ACCOUNT. 

DE. 

To Balance 1914 appropriation $2,296 35 

1915 appropriation 2,700 00 

Keceived from State on Mill Tax Fund. . . 2,870 78 
Keceived from State on Common School 

Fund 2,505 81 

Tuition from town of Waterford 30 00 

$10,402 94 



CE. 

By Teachers' wages $6,667 50 

Transportation 1,240 40 

Janitor services 564 00 

Fuel 434 90 

Tuition paid Waterford 30 00 

Unexpended balance in treasury 1,481 14 



$10,402 94 



18 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



$4,222 35 



FEEE HIGH SCHOOL ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To Balance 1914 appropriation $ 246 99 

1915 appropriation 3,000 00 

Amount received from State 500 00 

Amount received from tuition 230 00 

Overdraft 245 36* 

€R. 

By Teachers ' wages $4,054 36 

Fuel 150 00 

Diplomas, etc 17 99 

$4,222 35 

*This account shows an overdraft, but there is enough due from the 
different towns to give a balance of $44.64. 



MUSIC AND DRAWING ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To Balance 1914 appropriation $ 1 50 

1915 appropriation 650 00 

CR. 

By Teachers' wages $560 90 

Supplies 36 51 

Team hire 13 00 

Unexpended balance 41 09 



$651 50 



$651 50 



REPAIRS ACCOUNT. 

DR. 
To 1914 appropriation , $1,500 00 

CR. 

By 1915 overdraft $465 59 

General repairs and supplies for same 691 10 

Unexpended balance 343 38 



$1,500 00 



$1,500 00 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 19 



FEEE TEXT BOOK ACCOUNT. 

DR. 

To Balance 1914 appropriation $ 17 76 

1915 appropriation 700 00 

$717 76 

CR 

By Amount expended for texts $673 90 

Unexpended balance 43 86 

$717 76 



INSURANCE, APPARATUS, APPLIANCES, ETC. 

DR. 

To Balance 1914 appropriation $ 1 09 

1915 appropriation 1200 00 

$1201 09 

CR. 

By General supplies $1166 05 

Unexpended balance 35 04 

$1201 09 

We recommend the raising of the following amounts for the year 
1916-1917. 

For Common Schools $3,000 00 

Free text books 700 00 

Repairs 500 00 

Insurance, apparatus, etc 750 00 

Free High School 3,000 00 

Music and Drawing 700 00 

Office of Superintendent 75 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. HALL TRUFANT, M. D., Chairman, 
HERMAN L. HORNE, 
WILLIAM F. JONES, 

1 Superintending School Committee. 

Norway, Maine, Jan. 31, 1916. 



20 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



. I Report of the 

Superintendent of Schools 



To THE Board of Education and Citizens of the Town: 

111 submitting my fifth annual report I am impressed with the idea 
tliat we have made creditable progress and improvement in our 
schools for the year. Yet progress is only comparative. It has been 
said that all progress is a series of blunders and that the advantage 
lies with the individual or the nation that can reduce its blunders to a 
minimum through the exercise of intelligence. 

Tlie factors that make up a successful school system are: (1) 
equipment, (2) pupils, (3) teachers, (4) patrons, (5) school officials. 
Let us consider these factors in the order named. I have often said 
and now repeat, that I believe that the rural school should have equal 
advantages with the village school so far as circumstances will per- 
mit. So far as texts, and general supplies are concerned I think 
this has become an established f«,ct. Many of the school houses have 
been put in first-class condition. Some, however, still need black- 
boards which are to be installed during the next year. Other minor 
repairs will be made. In the village more extensive repairs should 
be made. I am authorized by the board of education to equip the 
Academy building with adequate fire escapes. Those already at that 
building are of ladder form which would not be usable when one was 
not excited to say nothing of an emergency. The escape that leads 
from the laboratory on the third floor past the high school room 
should be constructed as stairs with doors leading to them. 

It becomes more evidently necessary each year that it is impera- 
tive to provide more room for those in our high school and grades at 
the Academy building due to the increasing registration each year. 

Various plans for providing more room have been under considera- 
tion. It was thought advisable, at first, to recommend enlarging the 
present building by building a wing of two rooms and increasing 
the capacity of the heating plant which would cost about $5000. 
Tliis plan, however, presents so many objectionable features it has 
been abandoned. 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 21 

Another alternative is to build a new high school buihling costing 
not less than $25,000. This would be the ideal plan to adopt provid- 
ed the to-*vni could better afford it at this time. This would present 
an opportunity for some citizen of means to present such a building 
to the town and perpetuate their name and at the same time do the 
town a lasting service. I think that within fifteen years it will be- 
come necessaiy to provide such a building. 

The enlarging of the present building is not wholly desirable. 
First: Because the basement facilities are not wholly adequate for 
present needs. Adding more to the building would only complicate 
matters. Second: Because a new heating plant placed tliere would 
not be correctly located, provided another building should be built on 
the lot for high school purposes. Such a plant should be located by 
itself so as to accommodate both buildings. If at the end of fifteen 
years it became necessary to build a high school, the $5,000 already 
expended would then be in the wrong place. This amount of money 
combined with what the Alumni is raising for a gymnasium, $1,500, 
would be quite a beginning toward a high school building. This 
would place the gymnasium in the basement of the new building whei'e 
it should be. 

But the urgent need at this time is for more room in the present 
building and I will present the following two alternatives for consid- 
eration. First: Concentrate tlie first two grades at the upper and 
lower primaries which would make about forty-five pupils at each 
school. An objection to this plan would be the long walk for those now 
attending the Middle Primary. This plan would make the Middle Pri- 
mary building available for the third grade, which grade is at present 
in the Academy building. This could be done without extra expense, 
but with inconvenience fo those who naturally attend the Middle Pri- 
mary. Second: Build another room on the Middle Primary school 
building, 'thus providing a room for the third grade. This would cost 
about $1200. This plan seems to me to be the most desirable alter- 
native, aside from building a new school building and the most econ- 
omical way of solving a most urgent problem. If this can be done it 
will place the present eighth grade room at the disposal of the high 
school for a recitation room. We cannot continue to broaden the efli- 
ciency of our high school without more room. 

With more pupils in the school and no more room the coming year, 
it almost seems that it will be necessary either to not admit tuition 
pupils, which money now practically pays for the running of the com- 
mercial department or, without the tuition pupils, for the town to ap- 
propriate the $570, or more each year, or get along without the de- 
partment. 



22 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



T1k> school consus of 1912 showed 428 boys and 364 girls in town 
lii'twi'iMi the jiKOs of live and twenty-one years, a total of 792. In the 
spriiiK of 191. i I made a card index of this list of names in town, to 
avoi«l tlio possibility of omissions from the list and last spring I sent 
.s:n names to the state. It would have been nearly impossible to 
liave liad so complete a list but for the card system. Each name sub- 
mitted means about $6.50 to the town. A glance at the tabular page 
for school enrollment will reveal the fact that we have an unusually 
large enrollment. 

I am encouraged by hearing that the pupils from the grades are 
coming each year better prepared to do their work in the high school. 
I mean by this that they have a better knowledge of all the subjects 
tak(?n rather than over-developed in some one or two subjects, and I 
am also pleased to note that the apt students are not trained to the 
expense of those who need the most attention. I encourage my teach- 
ers to group their teacliing around the average pupil in the class and 
not direct their main efforts to the brightest pupil which is naturally 
the way of least resistance. 

Not long ago I heard that a teacher said that she would not do 
work not directly connected with her school work because she wasn't 
l)aid for it. There are two kinds of service: that which is not worth 
having at any price and that for which no money can pay. I am not 
in sympathy witli the teacher who is determined to give her services 
for just what she is paid for in so doing she cannot extend her in- 
lluence beyond the schoolroom walls. If she be imbued with the idea 
of service and influence then she cannot afford to put less than her 
best efforts into her work. Service is considered an opportunity of 
life by tlie most progressive and successful teachers. 

I am very grateful for what has seemed for the past year to have 
been a greater unity of purpose between parents and teachers in the 
towtj than any year since serving as your superintendent. My best 
teachers are never satisfied with the results they are getting and 
that is the attitu<le that gets tlie best results. Schools are the most hu- 
man institutions on earth and so will succeed or fail in the same de- 
gree with the success or failure of individuals. I find that most par- 
ents realize that the factor of the unity of purpose in working in 
symi)atliy with the teacher promotes the best interests of the school 
and their ciul.jren. Then when they have a real grievance they know 
it will receive i>r()mi)t and sympathetic attention. 

I am of tiie same opinion as last year concerning the desirability 
of a centralized school at Swift Corner. The present school building 
at that i)lace could be used aa a primary room. A two-room build- 
ing to accommodate Intermediate grades (IV, V, VI), and Grammar 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 23 



grades (VII, VIII and IX) could be constructed near-by. Such a 
group of schools would accommodate the pupils from the schools of 
Pierce, Chapel, Center and Noble's Corner. It would be possible to 
have music and drawing in such a group of schools and even to 
teach the first year of high school subjects in the grammar room. 
School gardens could be developed as well as manual training, and a 
domestic science department could attend to the noon lunch problem. 
This plan of work has been carried on so long in the Middle West 
that it an established fact and thought to be as necessary as the 
school itself is thought to be necessary here. I mention this again 
this year for consideration, as I believe it will become an established 
fact sometime. 

GYMNASIUM. 

I believe that the movement inaugurated by the alumni of Norway 
High School for the building of a gymnasium is a most commenda- 
ble one. I believe that it should receive the moral if not the finan- 
cial support of every citizen of the town. Such a building could be 
the social center for the school without the necessity of paying hall 
rent for rehearsels and staging of school functions. I believe 'in or- 
ganized athletics for a school, for those of athletic abilities and ten- 
dencies must work off the surplus of physical energy either by a sys- 
tem of organized exercise or have a disproportionate education. Ed- 
ucation is not merely book knowledge. When a pupil is graduated 
from high school he should have not only a fund of useful informa- 
tion but also a well developed body and a well balanced mind capa- 
ble of clear thinking, unbefogged and with a finely developed char- 
acter. Can such possibilities be developed without physical train- 
ing? Athletics appeal to the ambition and to self-restraint; they 
give crude youth tasks in which it can attain finish and skill. 

I have asked the teachers of the High School to make reports for 
their several departments, as I believe they are doing a work of which 
the citizens of the town will be pleased to learn. 

I desire to call the attention of the voters of the town to the fact 
that the School Board in its recommendations is asking for the 
raising of $1,725 less than last year for the support of the different 
school accounts. 

I am truly grateful for the helpful support of an efficient school 
board and to the citizens of tlie town who have shown their apprecia- 
tion of what I am trying to accomplish for the schools in my work. 
I trust that in the following year we may accomplish as much as in 
the past year. 

Ee'spectfully submitted, 
TRUE C. MORRILL, Superintendent of Schools. 



24 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



SCHOOL CALENDAE. 

Till' t'iill tcMin at Norway Higli School begins the second Monday in 
Si'ptenilicr for a fourteen- week term. The winter term begins the 
lirst Monday in January for a twelve-week terih. The spring term 
begins after a two week recess following the winter term, for a ten- 
week term. The common schools begin one week after the opening of 
tlie liigh school year, and close one week before the high school year 
closes making 36 weeks for tlie High School and 34 weeks for com- 
mon sdiools. 



TUITION PUPILS IN HIGH SCHOOL. 

Graduating 
Name Year Town 

Adams, Tliankful 1916 Albany 

Andrews, Frances G 1916 Waterford 

Barker, Carlton H 1919 Stoneham 

Barker, Errol 1919 Stoneham 

Barker, Carlton F 1919 Stoneham 

Gammon, Beatrice 1 1916 Waterford 

Gammon, Hyacinth M 1916 Waterford 

Tracy, June 1917 Greenwood 

Dudley, Mattie E.. 1918 Winthrop 

Heatli, Elsie M 1918 Waterford 

Maxim, Flora E 1918 South Paris 

Durell, Bessie R 1919 otisfield 

Duroll. Mildred F 1919 otisfield 

Martin. Li„,|:, B 1919 Greenwood 

McAlistcr. Milo E 1919 l^^.^h Center 

McKeen, Muriel B 1919 gtonenam 

Noyes, Walter F 1919 Greenwood 

Pottle, Bessie 1917 West Burke, Vt., 

Scribner, Georgia E 1919 Harrison 

In Common Schools: 

Farrington. Theona (ninth grade) Lovell 

Everett, Victor and Lillian (Sodom) Waterford 

Howe. Julia (Holt) Waterford 



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25 



NORWAY VILLAGE TABULAR STATEMENT 



School 



Teachers 





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High 



Ninth 

Eighth 

Seventh 

Sixth 

Fifth 

Fourth 

Third 

Upper Primary 
Middle Primary 
Lower Primary 



P. E. Hathaway . 



Haliberton Crandlemire, Science 
Florence A. Rideout, English. 
F. Marion Lougee, Latin, History 
Edith M. Kniglit, Commercial . 
Supervisor of Music and Drawing, 
Anna M. Mealand 

Helen R. Cole 

Lilla B. Young 

Marion Smith, Assistant 

Dora F. Goldrup 

Lola D. Smith 

Emmie J. Young } 

Harriet J. Smith ( 

Arlettie M. Richardson f 

Mary L Whittredge ) 

Tessa R. Thibodean ) 

Gertrude Gardner ) 

Elizabeth O. Lasselle } 

Mildred J. Holmes < 



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107 


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101 


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F 


35 


W 


40 


s 


39 


F 


41 


W 


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41- 


F 


34 


W 


36 


s 


34 


F 


32 


W 


31 


s 


31 


F 


36 


W 


36 


s 


36 


F 


37 


W 


37 


s 


33 


F 


31 


W 


SO 


S 


31 


F 


33 


W 


32 


S 


27 


F 


32 


W 


20 


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18 


F 


21 



102 
103 

98 



14. 
13. 
32.4 

36 6 
37.1 

37 3 
37.6 
36.8 
32.9 
32.8 
31.5 
29.4 
26.7 
29.5 
32.7 
32.2 
33.5 
34.2 
33 9 
31. S 
28.2 
25. 
28 
29 
22 
25 
30 
15 
17 
19 



$41.66 



24.00 
16.66 
16.25 
15.00 

15.70 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
10.00 
5.00 
10.00 
11.00 
11 00 
11.00 
11.00 
11.00 
11.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
11 00 
11.00 
11 00 
11.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 



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ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



RURAL SCHOOL TABULAR STATEMENT 



School 



Lake 



Center 



Swifts 



Chapel 



Pierce 



Teacher 



Noble's Corner 
Crockett Ridge 

Sodom 

Holt 

Millettville.. 





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C Chrystal B. Harriman 

( Katherine L. Flint. . . 

) Myra H. Noble 

( Winnifred I. McKeen. 
[ Beryl B. Young 

\ " " " :::;:; 

( Marion C. Noble 

( Ora Howe 

( Edith G. Millett 

I :: :; " ;:::;: 

( Dorothy F. Noble 

( Marion C. Noble 

( Ruth Holgate 

( Katherine T. Delano. . 

I - " - ;; 

Eleanor F. Kneeland 

\ Eleanor F. Kneeland . , 



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15 4 


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W 


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F 


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10.2 


W 


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12.9 


F 


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11.9 


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15 


9.7 


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17 


16.2 


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9 5 


W 


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F 


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8.3 


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11.7 


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8.5 


F 


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8.4 


W 


21 


18.3 


S 


22 


19.6 


F 


23 


21.4 


W 


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9.6 


F 


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12.5 


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3. 



^9.0U 
9.00 
9.50 
8.00 
7.00 
7.. 50 
8.00 
8.00 
8.00 
7.50 
7.50 
8.00 
7.50 
7.50 
7.50 
7.50 
7.50 
8.00 
9.00 
9.00 

10.00 
7.50 
7.50 
8.00 
7.50 
7.00 
7.00 



MUSIC AND DRAWING DEPARTMENT. 



To THK SUI'ERINTE.VDEKT OF SCHOOLS: 

Tliis year the music in the schools has attained a higher standard 
than ever before. The primary children are further advanced in 
their work than last year at this time. The intermediate grades are 
about where they should be, and the seventh and eighth grades are 
doing excellent two and three part work. 

We are working very hard to get a Victrola for school use. In 
this way the children can learn not only to understand but to like 
the very best music. Each room will have the machine for a certain 
length of time each day. It will benefit them in their work, for in- 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 27 

stead of having to listen to monotonous counting for writing exer- 
cises, it will be much more enjoyable to keep in time with the steady 
rhythm of a stirring march or a slow waltz song. With its help the 
children will be quieter when marching in and out of the building. 

The lower primary already has a small machine and several re- 
cords with which they vary and brighten their day's work. 

No up to date city school room is considered complete now with- 
out a machine of some sort to help the mental growth of the children. 

The drawing this year has gone well. The upper grades have 
made some very original and striking stencil designs which we hope 
soon to have on public exhibition. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

ANNA MAEY MEALAND, Supervisor of Drawing and Music. 



PEINCIPAL OF HIGH SCHOOL. 

To THE Superintendent and Superintending School Committee: 

At your request I am submitting the following brief report con- 
cerning the work and needs of Norway High School. 

The enrollment for the present year is one hundred two (102). 
In June of the present year a class of twenty-one (21) girls and 
boys will be graduated and in September a class of (at least) forty 
(40) will enter the High School. 

The problem of seating a school of one hundred twenty (120) in 
a room already crowded, is one which must be solved in the near fu- 
ture. 

Three ways of releaving the congestion might be suggested: 1st. 
To limit the school privileges to boys and girls of the Town of Nor- 
way. 2nd. To provide seating arrangements in another room for one 
or more classes, and 3rd. To provide for an enlargement of the pre- 
sent High School assembly room. The first method, I hope, will never 
be resorted to, as it has always been the policy of the school to try 
to attract to it as many out of town boys and girls as possible. Al- 
most without exception they are studious and hard working, and to 
bar them out would be a big mistake. Fifty per cent, of the pre- 
sent freshmen class are students from other towns. 

The second method has already been tried and will serve as a tem- 
porary arrangement; this would call for an extra room, probably the 
present eighth grade room, which is very much needed as a recitation 
room. If a new High School building is out of question for the next 
few years, probably the third method would be the best. 



28 ANNUAL, TOWN REPORT 



The broadening of the course of study to include a complete busi- 
ness course has been very successful, and I hope that the near future 
may find Domestic Science, Manual Training, and Agricultural Cours- 
es also added to our curriculum. 

All the work in the various departments is going nicely, and it 
seems to me that, as the years go by, the attitude of the young peo- 
ple toward tlieir school is steadily improving. They seem to realize 
more and more what privileges and opportunities are theirs, and to 
be resolved to make the most of them. 

In the English Department, in particular, great progress has been 
made in the last two years. I say in particular because while Eng- 
lish is, in my opinion,' the most important of all the subjects, it is 
tlie one which least of all attracts the average high school student. 
Improvement in this respect is especially gratifying, much credit be- 
ing due to our present eflScient English instructor. 

The reports of the different departmental instructors accompany 
this. 

During the past year our library has been growing rapidly, and 
the cataloging of the books, which is being done by the Junior girls, 
will add much to its usefulness. Many of the best magazines, too, 
are now coming to the school each month, and are proving an added 
source of interest and instruction. 

Respectfully submitted, 

PERCIVAL E. HATHAWAY. 



REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH. 
To THE Superintendent of School.^;: 

During the last twenty-five years the course in English in high 
schools has changed more than any other branch with the exception of 
a few scientific subjects. In order to measure up to present day 
standards in this department, we have altered the course at Norway 
High to meet as far as possible the changed requirements. The aim 
of English work today is two-fold: cultural education and practical 
training. 

These two aims are combined in the work of the first two years. 
Tliis consists of careful training in advanced grammar, including 
parsing, analyzing and diagraming; a study of rhetoric with special 
att<»ntion to word study and accurate forms of expression; also prac- 
ti<-p in the simpler fonns of composition, such as sentence and para- 
graph structure, simple letter writing, description and narration. 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 29 



In addition most of the students enjoy the study of such books as 
Ivanhoe, Lady of the Lake and The Merchant of Venice with einplia- 
sis placed on beauty of style, the value of the vi\ id word, historical 
backgrounds, as welj as the portrayal of life and character, the pur- 
pose of the author, the central thought, and whenever possible the ap- 
plication of the latter to modern life and problems. 

The two-fold aim of the course is more aiiparent in the last two 
years. In order that students who are not planning to enter gradu- 
ate schools might have more of the practical training, we have divid- 
ed the junior and senior classes and have given to the A division of 
each class much more of the cultural or literary work and to the B 
divisions drill in the fundamentals of business English. 

In the third year both divisions study the history of English litera- 
ture, study quite extensively the writing of the short story and the 
essay, learn how to preside in public meeting and how to give without 
notes, short speeches before the class on topics of current interest, as 
well as read and comment on the best modern periodicals. The " A " 
division reads many of the classics, but the " B " division studies 
practical exercise work and business letters. 

In the fourth year the work of the preceding year is continued 
and extended, and the study of American literature substituted for 
the English. The study of the essay is continued, and also public 
speaking which fits for work in debating. Work in the latter is very 
valuable training. I have not been able to do as much of this work 
as I should like to do because eight classes a day have not left me the 
time necessary for such work. Miss Lougee has taken up this work 
and established a debating league among the young men. Our High 
School will be represented this year by members of this league in de- 
bate with Lewiston High School and Leavitt Institute. 

In addition to the regular English work each student is reciuired to 
read (during the year) outside of school, three books selected from 
carefully chosen lists. Many children, whose choice of books is not 
directed by the parents, are reading ' ' trash ' ' and fiction that, al- 
though not harmful to mature readers, gives wrong impressions of 
life to young minds. This extra reading is intended to help cultivate 
an appreciation for the better class of books. It is much to be re- 
gretted that more of such suijervision is not done for cliildren below 
the high school. 

In this connection it is well to speak of our High School Library 
Books and the best periodicals are in grea1^ demand today because 
tiiey are in actual and practical use, but the <lemand is greater than, 
the supply. We have at present about two lunidred forty volumes 
in good condition. The students are helping to increase the number 
by a penny-a-term crusade. Such books as Up from Slavery, The 
Making of an American, The Promised Land and A Biograi)hy of 



30 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



TJioitias Edison are greatly appreciated by the students. Two hun- 
dreil more volumes would give us a good working library. 

Certainly books are needed, but the greatest need of all is more 
room. Good nature, vigorous effort, and self control, as well as a 
seating arrangement that resembles the sardine method of packing, 
prevent catastropiies when thirty students are crowded into one small 
room 13 feet x 18 feet, for an hour each morning. But what about 
health f It is iioped that the citizens of Norway who are so proud of 
their schools will before long be able to provide for their students 
sufficient room and ample breathing space. This means not only 
better health, but also greater efficiency in the work of our schools. 
Eespectfully submitted, 
FLORENCE A. RIDEOUT, Instructor in English. 



LATIN AND HISTORY DEPARTMENT. 
To THE Superintendent of Schools: 

A report of the work done by the Latin department of the Norway 
High School may very properly be brief as the methods employed do 
not radically differ from those of other high schools. 

The four years' work covers the amount regularly required for col- 
lege entrance, namely: four books of Caesar's Gallic War for the 
Sophomore class; six of the orations of Cicero for the junior class; 
and six books of Vergil's Aeneid for the seniors. In the three upper 
classes, one period on Latin composition is required each week. 

Among the variations introduced into the regular recitation work 
are the following: 

A. In the freshman class: 

1. Use of perception cards. 

2. Latin contests modelled after the old-fashioned spelling 
matches with the substitution of Latin vocabularies. 

3. Latin conversation consisting for the most part of questions 
and answers with regard to syntax, some of the most common ex- 
pressions of ordinary conversation, the names of days of the week, etc. 

B. In the sophomore class: 

1. Tiie singing of Latin songs. 

C. In the junior class: 

1. The memorizing and delivery of selected portions of the ora- 
tions of Cicero. 

1). In the senior class: 

1. The composition of Latin poems. 

i'. Essays upon special subjects taken from the Aeneid, the 
value of niythology, etc. 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 31 



The class in ancient history with Botsford's "History of the 
Ancient World, " as a text book, are using the Ivanhoe note books by 
way of supplementary work. The pupils are encouraged to bring to 
class any articles they may' find that have a direct bearing upon 
ancient history. Special reports and the reading of "Quo .Vadis" 
or ' ' The Last Days of Pompeii ' ' are required. 

The class in American history is using as a text book Muzzey's 
"American History." The following are some of the departures 
from the regular requirements: 

A. Friday is reserved for debating and the discussion of current 
events or other topics of general interest. 

B. Each member of the class is required to give a five-minute 
speech on some special topic from American history when assigned by 
the teacher. 

C. Selected passages from such books as "Pan-Americanism," 
' ' Secrets of the German War-Ofiice ' ', etc., are read and discussed to 
develop the desire for independent reading and thinking. 

D. During the year the reading of at least one historical novel is 
required. 

The foregoing outline does not of course cover all the variations 
introduced into the several subjects, but they will, perhaps, be suffi- 
cient to suggest the general nature of the methods pursued. 

The work done by the various classes has, on the whole, been very 
satisfactory and the pupils have shown sufficient interest arid ability 
to make the teaching a pleasure. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

F. MARION LOUGEE. 

EEPORT OF THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT. 

To THE Superintendent of Schools: 

In submitting this report I am able to state that the department 
is now well organized, and is accomplishing its purpose. It is offer- 
ing a practical business training. 

The study of Bookkeeping is begun in the first year and continues 
throughout the second year. The first year of this course provides 
ample practise in recording business transactions, receiving and pre- 
paring the accompanying business papers. The work of the second 
years applies the principles, already learned, to special lines of busi- 
ness, such as: retailing, commission, wholesaling, and manufacturing. 
It requires the keeping of more complicated sets of books adapted to 
the requirements of the transactions introduced, and further practice 
in the handling of vouchers. 



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Slu.rtlmn.l an.l Typewriting are presented in the thirrl an.l fourth 
yi-:.rs Tlie aim of the instruction during these two years is to tram 
tlie pupil to take dictation accurately and rapidly ou a variety of 
matter, to readily rea.l his notes, and to typewrite from them a well 
spelled', correctly punctuated, and neatly arranged transcript. Fil- 
ing, hilling, composing of business letters, and other office work re- 
ceive careful attention. 

Tlu' majority of the pupils are manifesting great interest in their 
work, and the j.rogress in each subject shows a marked improvement 
ityvv that of last year. The department equips the pupil for his 
his work, but his success or failure depends to a great extent upon 
liimself and his attitude towards the responsibilities he must later 
unilertake. 

Respectfully submitted, 
EDITH M. KNIGHT, Conmiercial Teacher. 



SCIENCE DEPARTMENT. 

To TIIK HrrKKlN'TEXDENT OF SCHOOLS: 

The course in Algebra is required of Freshman and elective for 
Seniors. The aim is to give the Seniors a tliorough review to prepare 
them for college and to initiate the Freshman into the mysteries of 
the science. Both classes have on the whole shown both interest and 
industry in this work. Well's "Algebra" is used. 

The class in Commercial Arithmetic has been somewhat . handi- 
cajjped for want of a suitable recitation room. The Latin room is 
too small and there is not sufficient blackboard space for the best re- 
sults. I would suggest that the work be made a half year's course 
next year instead of a year's course as it now is. 

General Science is as yet in the experimental stage in the high 
school currilum. Hessler's "General Science" has proven an ex- 
cellent book. It takes up briefly, but clearly physics, chemistrj', bot- 
any, geology, and physiology. The aim is to give the student a bet- 
ter understanding of every day phenomena and to broaden his ideas 
of the conunon phenomena. 

The classes in physics and chemistry have three recitations and 
two laljoratory jteriods a. week. While we have very good apparatus 
anil equipment the addition of a Blau Gas system would be a great 
ailvaiitage. We expect to have new text books in both courses next 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. CRANDLEMIRE. 



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A List of Unpaid Taxes 



F. E. DeCOSTER, COLLECTOR. 

1910. 

Stevens, Philip S $2 50 

Yeatoii, S. 2 50 

1911. 

Foster, Joseph J 2 50 

Perkins, E. W 2 50 

Stevens, H. Eugene 2 50 

1912. 

Beaulieux, Felix 2 50 

Brooks, Chas. W 4 45 

Burnell, E. G 2 50 

Cummings, Sherman 2 50 

Frechette, John 50 

Holden, P Roy , 2 50 

Holclen, Hari^ 2 50 

Hussey, John C 2 50 

Jacobs, Charles E 2 50 

Millett, Justus 1 1 95 

Perrault, Edward 3 43 

Pool, W. A 2 50 

Stevens, H. Eugene 2 50 

Tubbs, Geo. T 1 95 

Woods, Joseph A 2 50 

York, Robert E 2 50 

Young, Asa A 2 50 

CHAS H. PIKE, COLLECTOR. 
Unpaid Taxes. 

1913. 

Chase, Harry G $ 50 

Griffin, Francis 2 50 

Whittredge, Harry T 6 30 

Total $9 30 

1914. 

Chase, Harry G. 2 50 

Delehanty, J. J 2 50 



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Kelley, Ross 2 50 

Ripley, Eugene 2 50 

Total $10 00 



1915. 

Bean, Dana A 2 50 

Beaulieu, Felix 2 50 

Boulton, William 2 50 

Burt, L. 2 50 

Delehanty, J. J 2 50 

Dinsmore, Rollin 2 50 

Drew, H. L 2 50 

Farnum, Joseph 2 50 

Fogg, Geo. H -2 50 

Ford, E. W 2 50 

Holden, H. 9 32 

Holt, Chas. A 4 08 

Holt, Eibriflge 6 09 

Howe, Lottie 5 25 

Hussey. John C 2 50 

Lane, Harry 2 50 

Mayo, Frank E 2 50 

Mills, Geo 2 50 . 

Mixer, Chas A 2 50 

Morey, Melvin 3 55 

Morse, Chas. F 2 50 

Pratt, H. E., Jr 25 

Purrington, Walter W 2 50 

Russell, C. C 3 55 

Shackley, Eben 53 

Stevens, Walter H 2 50 

Stiles, Andrew 2 50 

Taylor, Elmer 2 50 

Tubbs, Geo. T 4 60 

Ward, Frank 2 50 

Woods, .Joseph 50 

Yeaton, Aaron 2 50 

Young, Walter P 2 50 

"Total $ 95 22 

Advertised taxes to be sold Feb. 7th, 1916 137 15 



Total due on 1915 taxes $232 37 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 35 



Assessors' Report 



Valuation of real estate resident owners. . . .$997,225 00 
Valuation of real estate non-resident owners . 152,390 00 



Total valuation real estate $1,149,615 00 

Val. personal property resident owners $290,889 00 

Val. personal proi)erty non-resident owners. . 6,430 00 

Total valuation personal property $297,319 00 

Grand total taxed in 1915 $1,446,934 00 

Grand total taxed in 1914 $1,398,622 00 

Increase over 1914 $48,312 00 

Number of polls taxed, 783 Not taxed 119. 

Eate of poll tax, $2.50. 

Rate of property tax, $21.00 on a thousand. 

ASSESSMENTS. - 

State tax $7,258 21 

County tax 1,595 15 

Support of poor $1,500 00 

Town ofl&eers ' salaries 2,000 00 

Highways and bridges 4,000 00 

State road 798 00 

Winter highway 1,000 00 

Moth pests 100 00 

Rent of hall and incidental expenses 1,000 00 

Cutting bushes 200 00 

Common schools 2,700 00 

Free text books 700 00 

Repairs on school buildings 1,500 00 

Insurance, apparatus and appliances 1,200 00 

Supt. schools office 25 00 

Free high school 3,000 00 

Music and drawing 650 00 



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Purchase of land for schools $750 00 

Public Library 700 00 

Memorial Day 50 00 

MaintLMiaiu-e state aid highway 250 00 

Repairs at Witherell Park 75 00 

Jackson 's meadow bridge 500 00 

Supplementary tax (4 polls) 10 00 

Overlay 792 81 

$23,501 81 



Total assessment for the year 1915 $32,355 17 

Abstract from Assessors' report to State Assessors: 
LIVE STOCK. 

1914 1915 

Horses ■ 460 458 

Colts three years old 14 11 

Colts two years old 16 14 

Colts one year old 17 9 

Cows 610 629 

Oxen 26 29 

Three-year-olds 198 187 

Two-year-olds ^. 221 172 

One-year-olds 243 271 

Sheep 276 243 

Swine 156 170 

OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Bank stock $ 19,000 00 

Trust Companies' stock " 2,100 00 

Water Companies' stock 3,525 00 

Money at interest 14,900 00 

Stock in trade 103,200 00 

Carriages 1,040 00 

Automobiles 26,115 00 

Musical instruments 15,825 00 

Street Railway property 39,300 00 

Water C^ompanies' property 30,250 00 

Small Boats 3,725 00 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 37 



ABATEMENTS ALLOWED. 

F. E. DeCOSTER, COLLECTOR. 
1906 

Wilson, Louis B., no good $2 .'50 

Hobbs, William H., no good 4 50 



1911 

Clary, Timothy, out of State $2 50 

Crockett, ('has. H., poor 2 .50 

1912 

Brown, C. W., poor .~ $ 50 

Chase, Harry G., out of State. .' 2 50 

Crockett, Chas. H., sick 2 50 

Matherson, J. C, no good 2 50 

Millett, J ustus I., no good 2 50 

Morrisette, Darius, no good 2 50 

Stevens, Walter H., sickness 2 50 



CHARLES H. PIKE, COLLECTOR. 

1915 

Crockett, Chas. H., sick $ 50 

1914 

Beaulieu, Felix, sickness $2 50 

Crockett, Chas. H., poor 2 50 

Lea, F. W., out of State 2 50 

Stevens, Walter H., sickness 50 

Wentvrorth, W. A., worthless. 2 50 

Lavesser, Geo., worthless 4 88 

1915 

Bean, Silas, paid in Paris $ 2 50 

Brown, C. W., sickness 2 50 

Butts, E. Coburn, paid in Kingfield 2 50 

Carroll, Peabody, Jellerson Co., vote of town. ... 42 00 

Comoni Tony, paid in Massachusetts 2 50 

Crockett, H. H., heirs of 1 05 

Felt, A. Earl, error in listing 2 50 

Frechette, Arnador, sick 2 50 



$7 00 



$5 00 



$15 .50 



$15 38 



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Frost, Ray E., paid iu Paris $ 2 50 

Ganiinoii, E.hviii S., poor 2 50 

ILnskell, Philip V., paid in Sanford 2 50 

Horrii'k, Frank, paid in Gorhani 2 50 

Kilborn, Scott L., paid in Portland. . ; 2 50 

Lamrock, Mark, heirs of 16 00 

McAllister, Philip H., poor 2 50 

Mills, Frank E., paid in Bemis 2 50 

Moore, Harold, paid in Gilead 2 50 

Moore, Fred, paid in Gilead 2 50 

Morse G. Albert, dead 2 50 

Norway Shoe Shop Co., vote of town 149 10 

Palmer, James E., worthless 2 50 

Pratt, W. S., heirs of, vote of town 18 90 

Sanborn Shoe Shop Co., vote of town 63 00 

Sherfield W., error in listing 1 58 

Spiller, Leroy, paid in Mechanic Falls 7 75 

Truman, Scott, sick 2 50 

Wentworth, W. A., worthless 2 50 



$346 88 



Total abatements for the year to the Collectors $390 26 

The town has also abated the following: 

James, Jane E., overvaluation. . .^ $ 4 20 

Allen, Chas. B., overvaluation 2 10 

Norway Grange, vote of town 73 50 

Locke, Chas., overvaluation 1 05 

Judkins, 0. W. H., overvaluation 2 10 

$82 95 

Total abatements for the year $473 21 

There was due January 31, 1916 from F. E. DeCoster, collector: 
On taxes of 1910 $ 5 00 

1911 7 00 

1912 43 76 

$55 76 

From Charles H. Pike, collector: 
On taxes of 1913 $ 9 30 

1914 10 00 

1915 232 37 

$251 67 



There is due from the two collectors $307 43 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 39 



Report of the 

Overseers of the Poor 



Town farm inventory January 31, 1916: 

LIVE STOCK. 

11 cows $660 00 

3 one-year-old heifers 75 00 

2 calves 10 00 

6 shoats 60 00 

2 brood sows 60 00 

1 horse 225 00 

140 fowl 119 00 

$1,209 GO 

.; i 

Hay. grain and provisions $668 62 

Groceries 49 82 

Farming tools and vehicles 752 40 

Household goods 438 16 

Miscellaneous list 198 45 

$2,107 45 



Total personal property $3,316 45 

TOWN FARM STATEMENT. 

By valuation January 31, 1916: CR. 

Farm $2,150 00 

Personal property 3,316 45 

$5,466 45 

By Work oflf the farm $148 27 

Cream sold 765 67 

Eggs 123 98 

Chickens 13 02 

Hogs and pigs 127 32 

Bull 85 80 

Sweet corn 349 51 

Calves 70 21 

Cows 95 00 ■ 



40 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



Hv Horses $485 00 

t'alf skin 1 59 



Hags 
Pine 



4 65 
31 50 



$2,301 52 
$7,767 97 



DE. 

By valuation farm Jan. 31, 1915 $2,150 OG 

Personal property 3,691 08 

$5,841 08 

Paid David Thurston and wife salary Feb 1, 

1915 to Feb 1, 1916 $362 50 

Cash paid out 10 35 

$372 85 

I'aid Kdwin G. Austin, labor $240 50 

Ralph M. Austin, labor 27 25 

C. C. Dearborn, labor 5 00 

James B. Frost, work and supplies 3 07 

G. L. Walker, haying 1 50 

M. C. Eastman, supplies 3 25 

H. E. Gibson, grain 353 34 

Sam Holt, work 42 00 

Miles G. Adams, work 4 25 

H. O. Holden, supplies 1 32 

F. D. Knightly, work 28 00 

Drake & Brooks, supplies 52 20 

Wm. C. Leavitt Co., supplies 17 31 

A. A. Everett Jr., supplies 4 90 

Frank Kimball, supplies 3 15 

Chas. F. Ridlon, supplies 6 60 

F. P. Stone, supplies 5 95 

H. B. Foster Co., supplies 2 50 

Z. L. Merchant & Co., supplies 14 15 

E. N. Swett Shoe Co 5 29 

James N. Favor 17 55 

Longley & Butts 1 45 

E. P. Bicknell, supplies 6 61 

.J. S. Smith Co., supplies 29 23 

Thomas Smiley, 4 53 

Henry S. Austin, work 11 00 

E. B. Jat'kson, supplies 5 36 

Chas. G. Blake 6 30 

C. B. Cummings & Sons, grain 726 24 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 41 



Paid A. D. Kilgore, work $ 6 10 

W. L. Leonard, meat 12 37 

I. P. Symouds, Prof, services 4 50 

F. J. Cook, work 19 90 

S. \V. Goodwin, insurance 42 40 

James N. Tubbs 1 90 

O. P. Brooks 27 05 

Geo. M. Pike, work 11 00 

Frank P. Towne, telephone 1 62 

Frank P. Towne, fertilizer 6 80 

Frank P. Towne, hauling pine 10 50 

John F. Noyes, use of boar 2 50 

C. L. Delano, pigs 13 87 

C. G. French, use of boar 125 

F. H. Hurd, work 4 00 

H. A. Knightly, cutting ice, 1915 9 00 

H. A. Knightly, cutting and hauling ice, 

1916 16 58 

William A. Poole, labor 13 50 

E. C. Walker, Prof, services 2 50 

Leonas Flint, hens 12 00 

Leonas Flint, work 8 50 

W. M. Russell, fertilizer . 63 65 

Norway Lake Supply Co 206 47 

W. A. Hersey, sawing wood 12 00 

Wm. Knightly, work 67 00 

F. H. Noyes Co., supplies 2 25 

$2,209 01 

$8,422 94 

$654 97 
There is due the Town Farm for work on highway for 
which no order has been drawn. 59 65 



Balance against farm $595 32 

Mr. David Thurston and wife have had charge of the farm for the 
past year. Mr. Tliurston keeps everything about the barn clean and 
in good shape. The stock is looking as well as we ever saw it. 

We have pujfc a new roof on the long shed connected with the barn 
as we found the old boards and some of the rafters were rotten when 
we started in to shingle. 

Mrs. Thurston takes great interest in the house and everything in 
her department is well looked after. 



42 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 

INMATES AT THE TOWN FAEM, JAN. 31, 1916. 

Lola Bennett age 55 Prentiss Buck age 65 

George Webber age 63 



POOR OFF THE FARM. 

Expense Mary O. Jordan (Soldier's widow) : 

Paid Mrs. S. G. Richardson, board and 

eare $206 75 

F. P. Stone, supplies 75 

Z. L. Merchant & Co 1 23 

Thomas Smiley 2 93 

. $ 211 66 

Expense Henrietta Hussey: 

Paid Freelaud Howe Jr., rent $15 00 

John P. Cullinan, wood 38 50 

$ 53 50 

Expense Edward J. LaBree: 

Paid James Smith Shoe Store $3 25 

John P. Cullinan, wood 1 50 

$ 4 75 

Expense Teddie Vigue: 

Paid E. N. Swett Shoe Co $ 2 00 

Frank Starbird, board and care .... 20 80 

$ 22 80 

Expense Ellsworth Mureh: 

Paid Town of Paris $ 115 30 

Expense Adelbert E. Libby: 

Paid Town of Woodstock $ 79 60 

Expense W. C. Fogg: 

Paid City of Auburn $ 3 01 

Expense old lady repaid to town by friends $ 172 00 

Expense L. D. Trueman : 

Paid John S. Smith Co., groceries $3 76 

E. N. Swett Shoe Co 2 00 

$ 5 76 

Expense burial three soldiers $105 00 

Burial soldier's widow 35 00 

$ 140 00 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 43 

Expense Homer Trueman: 

Paid H. B. Foster Co $ 12 00 

Expense Mary Collins: 

Paid James Smith Shoe Store $1 25 

H. B. Foster Co 3 00 

$ 4 25 

Expense S. G. McAllister: 

Paid H. L. Bartl^tt M. D $ 60 00 

Expense John C. Hussey: 

Paid E. A. Cox, rent $13 50 

W. F. Eogers, wood 4 75 

John S. Smith Co., groceries 3 55 

Chas. F. Eidlon, groceries 2 97 

John P. CuUinan, wood 2 50 

$ 27 27 

Expense W. F. Cotton: 

Paid A. A. Everett Jr., groceries $3 64 

C. F. Braekett, wood 3 50 

$ 7 14 

Expense Aunado Frechette: 

Paid L. Hall Truf aut M. D $ 79 00 

Expense looking up pauper cases $ 17 80 

Expense of town poor off the farm $1,015 84 

Paid for poor of other towns and State: 
Lewiston : 

George Beaulier $ 8 15 

Bridgton : 

C. C. Dearborn and son $ 22 80 

Oxford : 

J. W. Thomas $ 29 00 

Harrison : 

Harold Purington $ 30 17 

Kumf ord : 

Lester G. Curtis $ 5 75 

Auburn : 

Edward H. Strout $ 53 63 



44 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 

Naples: 

John M. Clark $ 68 71 

Orono : 

Ei>liraim Diibey $ 45 00 

Lewiston : 

Annie Perreault $ 24 43 

Poland : 

Wendell Tripp $ 74 50 

Augusta : 

Joseph Jacques $108 90 

Buekfield : 

Louise A. Hart $ 41 55 

State: 

Henry Bouchard $ 9 00 

James E. Palmer $143 04 

Melvina Bouchaine $272 27 

Paris: 

Charles F. Henery $ 1 48 

Total exjiense of poor of other towns and State. . $ 938 38 

Total orders drawn account of poor off farm $1,954 22 

Available for poor expense : 

Voted March, 1915 $1,500 00 

Paid by Town of Orono $109 90 

City of Auburn 61 77 

Ci(ty of Lewiston 5 90 

Town of Naples 7 47 

Town of Bridgton 23 03 

Town of Rumf ord 5 75 

Town of Paris 1 48 

Town of Poland 74 50 

Town of Buekfield 41 55 

Pauper goods sold 4 00 

Mary O. Jordan for board 32 00 

Refund account of old lady 172 00 

State for State paupers 504 13 

$1,043 48 



Total amount available $2,543 48 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 45 



Total orders drawn account of poor off farm. .$1,954 2^ 
Overdraft on town farm account 280 34 

.$2,234 56 

Balance to contingent fund $ 308 92 

There is due the town from: 

Town of Oxford '. $ 29 00 

Bridgton 6 75 

Harrison 30 17 

Naples 61 24 

City of Lewiston 32 58 

Augusta 108 90 

$ 268 64 



There has been a larger call for pauper supplies this year than usu- 
al, but many of them have been from poor of other towns and state 
so that our bills are not much larger than for past years. Mrs Jordan 
is much feebler than last year. She is still with Mrs. Eicliardson, 
who gives her the be^t of care and attention, and we feel that the 
town can not do any better than to keep her where she is. We are 
paying $18.00 per month for her board and care, and furnish two 
cords of wood for the winter. 



46 ANNUAL TOWN KEPORT 



Report of Selectmen 



Town ortlers liave been drawTi from Feb. 1, 1915 to Feb. 

1, 1916, No. 5184 to 6238 inclusive, amounting to $34,685 41 

For Support of common schools $8,921 80 

Free high school 4,222 35 

Repairs on school buildings fi91 10 

Free text books 673 90 

Insurance, apparatus and appliances 1,166 05 

Music and drawing 610 41 

School land 750 00 

Office of Supt. of Schools 50 00 

Highways and bridges 4,830 84 

Show billa 849 55 

State highway 1,451 77 

Maintenance State road 358 04 

Jackson Meadow bridge 442 40 

Cutting bushes 239 49 

Support of poor away from farm 1,954 22 

Town Farm 2,581 86 

Public Library 785 00 

Moth pests 20 00 

Memorial Day 50 00 

Eent of hall and incidental expense 1,488 57 

Officers' salary 2,032 98 

Witherell Park 41 87 

Abatements 473 21 

COMMON SCHOOLS. 

Balance Jan. 31, 1915 $2,296 35 

Voted March 1915 2,700 00 

Received from State 5,376 59 

Received for tuition 50 00 

$10,422 94 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $8,921 80 

Unexpended balance Feb. 1, 1916 1,501 14 

$10,422 94 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 47 



FREE HIGH SCHOOL 

Balance Jan. 31, 1915 $ 246 99 

V^oted March 1915 3,000 00 

Received from State 500 00 

Received for tuition 334 00 

Overdraft ' 141 36 

$4,222 35 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $4,222 35 

REPAIRS OF SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Voted March 1915 " tl,500 00 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $691 10 

Overdraft 1914 465 52 

Balance Feb. 1, 1916 343 38 

$1,500 00 

FREE TEXTS BOOKS. 

Balance Feb. 1, 1915 $17 76 

Voted March 1915 700 00 

$717 76 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $673 90 

Balance Feb. 1, 1916 43 86 

$717 76 

INSURANCE, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES. 

Balance Feb. 1, 1915 $ 1 09 

Voted March 1915 1,200 00 

$1,201 09 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $1166 05 

Balance Feb. 1, 1916 35 04 

$1,201 09 

MUSIC AND DRAWING. 

Balance Feb. 1, 1915 $ 1 50 

Voted March 1915 650 00 

$651 50 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $610 41 

Balance Feb. 1, 1916 41 09 

$651 50 



48 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



P^OK PURCHASE OF LAND FOR SCHOOLS. 

V,.t.M March 1915 $750 00 

Tai.l Arthur Hebbard $300 00 

J. F. Bolster 450 00 

$750 00 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS OFFICE. 

Balance Feb. 1, 1915 $40 48 

Voted March 1915 25 00 

I $65 48 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $50 00 

Balance Feb. 1, 1916 15 48 

$65 48 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Voted March 1915 $700 00 

Received from State 70 00 

Received from Frost fund 15 00 

$785 00 

Paid to Wm. F. Jones, Treas $785 00 

STATE AID HIGHWAY. 

Voted March 1915 $798 00 

Received from State 618 40 

Overdraft from contingent fund 35 37 

$1,451 77 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $1,451 77 

WINTER HIGHWAY. 

Voted March, 1915 $1,000 00 

Exi)Pnded to Feb. 1, 1916 $849 55 

Balance to Contingent fund 150 45 

$1,000 00 

OFFICERS' SALARY. 

Voted March, 1915 $2,000 00 

Overdraft from contingent fund 32 98 

$2,032 98 

Paid Geo. W. Holmes, selectman $510 00 

W. A. Horsey, selectman 152 00 

Asa D. Frost, selectman 137 75 

T. C. Morrill, superintendent of schools. . 462 13 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 49 



Paid Horace Sanborn, truant officer. ." $ 50 00 

E. N. Swett, treasurer 120 00 

H. L. Home, school committee 25 00 

W. F. Jones, school committee 25 00 

C. F. Boober, dog constable 20 00 

E. C. Libby, police 2 00 

S. Harriman, board of health '. . 10 00 

Dennis Pike, board of health 15 00 

S. W. Goodwin, town clerk 20 00 

Chas. H. Pike, commission collecting.... 484 10 



$2,032 98 



MOTH PESTS. 

Voted March, 1915 $100 00 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $20 00 

Balance to contingent fund 80 00 

$100 00 



MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE. 



Voted March, 1915 $50 00 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $50 00 

APPROPRIATION FOR THE POOR. 

Voted March, 1915 $1,500 00 

Received from other towns and State 1,043 48 

$2,543 48 

Expended for poor away from farm $1,954 22 

Expended for poor at the farm 280 34 

Balance to contingent fund 308 92 

■ $2,543 48 

TOWN FARM. 

Received from produce sold $2,301 52 

Received from poor account 280 34 

$2,581 86 

Expended as shown by report of overseers of Poor $2,581 86 



«)() ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



CUTTING BUSHES. 

Voted March. 1915 $200 00 

Overdraft from contingent fund 39 49 

$239 49 

Expende.l to PVb. 1, 1916 $239 49 

REPAIRS AT WITHERELL PARK. 

Voted March, 1915 $75 00 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $41 87 

Balance to contingent fund 33 13 

$75 00 

JACKSON'S MEADOW BRIDGE. 

Voted March, 1915 $500 00 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $442 40 

Balance to contingent fund 57 60 

$500 00 

MAINTENANCE STATE AID HIGHWAY. 

Voted March, 1915 $250 00 

Received from State 128 91 

$378 91 

.Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $358 04 

Balance to contingent fund 20 87 

$378 91 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Voted March, 1915 $4,000 00 

Received from abutters sidewalk 193 47 

N. & P. St. Ry. work on Tannery Bridge 28 75 

Brick and stone sold 18 02 

Plank sold 5 00 

Overdraft from contingent fund 585 60 

$4,830 84 

Expeudeil to Feb. 1, 1916 $4,830 84 

RENT OF HALL AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSE. 

Voted March, 1915 $1,000 00 

Overdraft from contingent fund 488 57 

$1,488 57 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916, as follows: 

Norway Building Association, rent $445 00 

F. W. Sanborn, printing and supplies: 

Envelopes for town reports $ go 

Town Meeting Warrant 5 25 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 51 



1]00 Town reports 103 60 

Bill heads 1 37 

Dog licenses 2 50 

Assessors ' Notice 2 00 

Tax receipts 4 00 

600 envelopes 2 00 

1400 tax receipts, bound 5 00 

Highway orders i3 75 

Postal cards 1 25 

Order book 8 00 

Envelopes 1 50 



Selectmen 's office : 

Stamps for town reports $ 7 00 

Register stamps 1 00 

Stamps 25 

F. W. Murdock, repairs to safe 1 00 

Loring, Short & Harmon, supplies 21 35 

E. F. Bieknell, supplies 15 

G. J. Brown, cleaning office 2 30 

Burroughs Adding Machine Co., paper 80 

A. D. Bolster Co., window shades 2 00 

Telephone charges -. 6 95 

H. E. Love joy, distributing town reports 4 00 

Maine Register 2 00 

F. P. Stone, supplies 80 

Mrs. Strout, cleaning office 75 



Reporting marriages : 

H. L. Nichols $1 75 

C. G. Miller for 1914 and 1915 2 50 

A. T. McWhorter 50 

M. A. Baker 1 00 

R. J. Bruce 1 25 



Reporting vital statistics: 

L. Hall Trufant $10 25 

D. M. Stewart 2 00 

H. L. Bartlett 9 75 

B. F. Bradbury 2 00 

Harold M. Allen 1 75 

S. W. Goodwin, recording statistics 27 40 



$143 02 



$50 35 



$7 00 



$53 15 



52 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



Town clock: 

H. D. Adkins, care for seven months $11 66 

E. C. Libby, care for five months 8 33 

E. C. Libby, oil 53 

V. W. Hills, cleaning and repairs 15 00 



Witherell Park: 

C. C. Burt, care $12 00 

F. W. Murdock, repairs to lawn mower 90 



Police service: 

C. F. Henery $1 75 

Frank M. Love joy 2 00 

Philip H. McAllister 5 00 

Elmer Parker 2 00 

Horace Kimball 3 00 



Bills paid by order of Board of Health: 

Wm. C. Leavitt Co $ 80 

Frank Kimball 16 68 

F. P. Stone 3 65 

Damage to sheep by dogs: 

A. G. Lovejoy $ 24 00 

R. and S. I. Jackson 9 00 

Edwin M. Everett 130 00 

W. A. Hersey 45 00 

Town Treasurer 's office : 

G. W. Todd & Co., check protector $25 00 

Express on same 46 

Postage 1 19 

Town Clerk 's office : 

Loring, Short & Harmon, supplies $8 25 

Postage 1 57 

Water tubs: 

Norway Water Co $100 00 

Fred H. Perry, care of tub 1 40 

A. K. HiU 5 00 



$35 52 



$12 90 



$13 75 



$21 13 



$208 00 



$26 65 



$9 82 



ANNUAL TOWN REPOKT 63 



M. G. Richanlson 2 50 

Allai-a & Moulton 2 50 

Josepli Dubey, care of tubs 6 00 

$117 40 

Pike 's Hill Cemetery : 

Carl Sehenk, tare of yard ajul repairs $l;> 24 

H. L. Home, paint for fence 4 00 

$17 24 

Rustfield Cemetery: 
Harry E. Lovejoy, care of yard $11 00 

Insurance 

S. W. Goodwin, insurance of office furniture $5 00 

S. W. Goodwin, insurance of storehouse 8 97 

W. J. Wheeler & Co., insurance on lock-up 7 50 

• $21 47 

Miscellaneous : 

J. H. Wiles, care of lock-up and tramps $17 75 

E. N. Swett, treasurer, tax deeds 10 05 

Chas. H. Pike, tax deeds 81 3;> 

Chas. H. Pike, deeds 3 35 

W. A. Bicknell, notifying town officers .' 6 30 

W. A. Bicknell, fire inspector .'>0 25 

J. M. Wood, repairs on town shed 4 53 

L. A. Millett, sprinkling street 30 00 

Howard Knightly, gravel bank 50 00 

H. E. Mixer, building inspector 2 50 

E. J. LaBree, trimming trees 6 50 

A. J. Stearns, legal services 3 00 

W. and L. E. Gurley, supplies sealer of weights 

and measures 1 OS 

G. H. Bennett, guide boards 21 35 

C. B. Hamilton, use of auto 1 00 

O. M. Cummings, teams 11 50 

Geo. H. Austin, use of auto 2 00 

John S. Smith, use of beat 2 00 

W. J. Wheeler & Co., insurance on clock 10 68 

$295 17 

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $1,488 .57 

STONE CRUSHER APPROPRIATION OF 1913. 
There has been nothing done with tlie $2,000.00 voted at the March 
meeting 1913 for a Stone Crusher and the money is still unexpended. 



54 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



CONTINGENT FUND. 

DR. 

To Balame January ;n, 1915. $1,584 38 

Balance from winter highway 150 45 

Moth pest 80 00 

Poor appropriation 308 92 

Witherell Park 33 13 

Jackson Meadow Bridge 57 60 

Maintenance State Aid highway 20 87 

Slate refund on dog tax 103 18 

State railroad and telegraph tax 206 97 

State armory rent to Jan. 1, 1916 225 00 

State for sheep killed 29 00 

Moving picture license 20 00 

Pool room license 20 00 

Circus license 5 00 

Street vender 1 00 

H. A. Packard, auctioneer license 2 00 

Saving's Bank, recording tax deeds 50 

Interest on invested funds 29 96 

Tax deeds sold 217 25 



CE. 

Bj' State Aid highway $ 35 37 

Officer 's salary 32 98 

Cutting bushes 39 49 

Highways and bridges 585 60 

Eent of hall and incidental expense 488 57 

Balance in fund January 31, 1916 1,913 20 



$3,095 21 



$3,095 21 



FUNDS HELD IN TRUST. 

Mary A. Buck fund $300 00 

Sarah D. Hawkins fund 568 54 

Milton H. Merriam fund 300 00 

Solomon H. Millett fund 300 00 

L. Ellen Frost fund, real estate mortgage $500 00 

Norway Saving 's Bank 417 23 

$917 23 



Total funds held in trust $2,385 77 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT j 55 



TAX DEEDS HELD BY TOWN JAN. 31, 1916. 







Tax Amt. due 


Premises 




and 


Int. at 






Cost 


6% 


Homestead 




$ 6 02 


$20 87 


Homestead 




6 


37 


19 95 


Homestead 




5 


01 


13 48 


Homestead 




6 


07 


12.91 


Homestead 




4 


04 


6 43 


Homestead 




3 


82 


5 75 


House lot 




3 


42 


5 44 


Homestead 




7 


36 


10 45 


land ad. fair grounds 


8 


97 


12 01 


Homestead 




26 


15 


34 99 


reel of land on 


west 








re of Crooked Eiver 


8 


81 


12 00 


Store 




12 


67 


16 00 



Name Date 

E. N. Clement, June 26, 1894 
E. N. Clement, May 28, 1895- 
S. (Jr. Rifhardson, Dec. 6, 1898 
S. G. Richardson, Dec. 3, 1902 
Nathan E. York, Dec. 4, 1907 
Nathan E. York, Feb. 1, 1909 
John Fournier, Feb. 5, 1908 
Hannah J. Walker, Feb. 15, 1910 
Prudent Bedard, Feb. 8, 1911 
I'rudent Bedard, Feb. 8, 1911 



E. C. Winslow, Feb. 5, 1912 

Myrtie Payne, Feb. 8, 1915, Homestead on Hazen St., 

1-16 acre 10 28 10 90 

Etta M. Vincent, Feb. 8, 1915, Homestead No. 1 Sum- 
mer St., 1-4 acre 9 30 9 86 
Guy L. Walker, Feb. 8, 1915, Homestead on Fair St., 
lying between land of L. M. Cox and Mrs. A. W. 
Frost, 1-3 acre 5 40 5 72 



$196 80 



FINANCIAL STANDING OF THE TOWN. 

Cash in hands of E. N. Swett, treasurer $9,913 32 

Due from the two collectors as shown by the assessors ' report 307 43 

Due from other towns account of poor $268 64 

L. Ellen Frost securities 917 23 

Milton H. Merriam securities 300 00 

Solomon H. Millett securities 300 00 

Tax deeds as per statement 196 80 

Due the town for sheep killed by dogs 155 00 

Due from Free High School 141 36 

$2,279 03 

$12,499 78 



ftS 



ANNUM, TOWN REPORT 



LIABILITIES. 

l>no Cummoii school account $1,501 14 

Repairs on school buildings account 343 38 

Fri'o Text Book account 43 86 

Insurance, Apparatus and Appliances aect 35 04 

Music and Drawing account 41 09 

8ui>t. of Schools' office account 15 48 

Funds held in trust account 2,385 77 

Estimated bills outstanding 400 00 

$4,765 76 

Balance in favor of town $7,734 02 



TOWN FARM PROPERTY. 

Kami valuation $2,150 00 

Personal |<roperty at farm Jan. .'tl, 1916 3,316 45 



$5,466 45 



Respectfulfy submitted, 

GEO. W. HOLMES, 
W. A. HERSEY, 
ASA D. FROST, 



Selectmen of Norway. 



NOTE: The Town Meeting Warrant committee for this year will 
be notified when and whtre to meet and they are as follows: 

Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Supt. of Schools, Town 
Treasurer, Anson Millett, F. P. Towne, W. F. Young, H. S. Perry, Geo. 
H. Dunn, H. B. Foster, T. P. Richardaon, S. B. Cummings, Dennis 
Pike H. F. Greenleaf, Alvin Brown, Ed. A. Cox, Geo. W. Carter, F. 
W. Sanborn. 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 57 



Treasurer's Report 

E. N. SWETT, Treasurer of Norway. 



RECEIPTS. 

To Rec M of E. N. Swett, Jan. 31, 1915 $9,475 41 

S. W. Goodwin, Town Clerk, dog 

licenses $170 00 

Sidewalk fund 193 47 

N. & P. St. Ry., work on Tannery 

bridge 28 75 

George A. Perkins, picture house li- 
cense 20 00 

S. C. Foster, pool room license. ... 10 00 

Circus license 5 00 

Street vender license 1 00 

F. L. Starbird, pool room license. . 10 00 

H. A. Packard, auctioneer 's license 2 00 

Saving's Bank, recording tax deed 50 

Brick and stone sold 18 02 

Plank sold 5 00 

Interest on invested funds 29 96 



$493 70 

REFUND ACCOUNT. 

To Rec 'd Refund on pauper acct $172 00 

PAUPER ACCOUNT. 

To Rec 'd of Town of Orono $109 90 

Pauper goods sold 4 00 

City of Auburn 61 77 

Town of Naples 7 47 

Town of Bridgton 23 03 

City of Lewiston 5 90 

Town of Rumford 5 75 

Town of Paris 1 48 

Mary O. Jordan 32 00 

Town of Poland 74 50 

Town of Buckfield 41 55 

$367 35 



r,8 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



TAX DEED ACCOUNT. 

To Rec '(1 on Horace C. Andrews ' property .... $ 5 40 

Helen Noyes' property 107 25 

Freeland Howe estate 56 99 

Elmer Dunn estate 37 61 

Joo Long quarry 10 00 

$217 25 

TEMPORARY LOAN. 
To Rec 'd of Norway National Bank $6,257 85 

TAX ACCOUNT. 

To Rec'd of F. E. DeCoster, 1906 tax $ 7 07 

r. E. DeCoster, 1911 tax 5 50 

F. E. DeCoster, 1912 tax. 23 00 

C. H. Pike, 1913 tax and int.. . 13 30 

C. H. Pike, 1914 tax 138 01 

C. H. Pike, 1915 tax 32,121 80 



$32,308 68 



TUITION ACCOUNT. 

To Bee 'd of Stouebam $ 60 00 

Harrison 44 00 

Otisfield 60 00 

Greenwood 80 00 

Lovell 10 00 

Waterford 120 00 

Albany 10 00 



STATE TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 

To Rec 'd from State Treas., Supjwrt of paupers $ 504 13 

Highway dept 128 91 

I m provement o f 

State road 618 40 

Public Library... 70 00 
Dog licenses re- 
funded 103 18 

Common school 

fund 2,505 81 

School and mill 

fund 2,870 78 

Free high school . . 500 00 



$384 00 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 59 

To Ree 'd from State Treas., Railroad ami tele- 
graph tax $ 206 97 

Armory rental. . . . 225 00 
Damage domestic 

animals 29 00 

Burial of soldiers 140 00 

State pensions . . . 528 00 

$8,430 18 

TOWN FARM ACCOUNT. 

To Ree 'd for Cream sold $765 67 

Eggs sold 123 98 

Pigs and hogs sold 127 32 

Cows sold '. 95 00 

Calves ' skins sold 1 59 

Horses sold 485 00 

Chickens sold 13 02 

Calves sold 70 21 

Corn sold .. 349 51 

Work 148 27 

Bags sold 4 65 

Bull sold 85 80 

Pine -sold 31 50 

$2,301 52 

Total receipts $60,407 94 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

By paid Soldiers ' pensions $ 528 00 

County tax 1,595 15 

Norway National Bank 6,257 85 

State tax 7,258 21 

Dog licenses , 170 00 

Town orders 5184 to 6238, inc 34,685 41 

Cash on hand to balance 9,913 32 

$60,407 94 

E. N. SWETT, Treasurer of Norway. 

This is to certify that we have this day examined the books, ac- 
counts and foregoing report of the Treasurer of Norway and find the 
same correct, and hereby appirove of same. 
February 5, 1916. 

GEO. W. HOLMES, 
ASA D. FROST, 

Selectmen of Norway. 



(J ) ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



Road Commissioner's Report 

APEIL 1, 1915, to Feb. 1, 1916. 
ORDERS DRAWN. 



STATE AID ROAD 

O. W. H. Judkins $ 5S 50 

Ira Wood 47 00 

J. M. Wood 68 80 

J. B. Frost 54 SO 

0. Mills 52 80 

Elmer Parker G'^ SO 

B. S. Bixby 56 80 

Guy Walker 4:5 40 

L. L. Lord 56 80 

Fred Wight 7 00 

L. N. Vigue 6 00 

H. Austin 50 80 

R. K. Morrill 46 00 

W. A. Hersey 225 75 

M. G. Adams 43 80 

E. Farnum 42 80 

Ed Cote 30 80 

Alton Howe 35 30 

P. E. Everett 33 80 

Town of Norway 61 60 

H. A. Knightly 67 60 

Harry Austin 38 80 

C. G. French 17 00 

Roy Frost 31 80 

Wm. Cote 17 80 

Albert Cote 17 80 

V. R. Mills 27 60 

H. A. Rieh 8 00 

Leonas Flint 21 80 

W. M. Russell 16 00 

F. P. Towne 12 00 

Walter Brown 6 00 

Maxim Bros 7 20 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT til 



A. R. Clark 9 00 

C. B. Cummings & Sons 23 40 

S. J. Record & Co 21 87 

Norway Lake Supply Co 21 75 



STATE AID ROAD MAINTENANCE. 

Andrew Stiles $ 26 45 

G. W. Wood 104 63 

T. B. Doughty 14 25 

H. Wood 52 66 

A. C. Scribner 6 32 

John Allen 20 32 

Fred Wight 9 80 

Allie Richards 2 92 

Geo. Small 4 38 

L. Fogg 3 50 

L. W. Doughty 4 50 

M. D. Wood 32 73 

F. F. Swan 13 20 

Dan Dellia 9 78 

D. R. Mixer 18 22 

Elmer Parker 4 00 

Will Gammon 1 75 

J. B. Frost 6 67 

Frank Kimball 5 58 

C. Gammon 4 09 

J. M. Wood 11 11 

Norway Lake Supply Co 1 18 



BUSH ACCOUNT. 

Beverly Truman $22 77 

Bert Truman 22 51 

Allie Noble 12 00 

Will Glover 6 00 

A. E. Stiles 11 08 

C. A. Flint 10 00 

Elmer Morrill 41 50 

J. M. Wood 13 11 

F. F. Swan 5 00 

A. L. Wyman 11 37 

H. French 7 60 



$1451 77 



$358 04 



62 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



C. A. Foster 24 00 

C. h. Delano 6 00 

V. Whitman 18 00 

E. V. C. Greene 3 00 

J. E. Fuller 13 00 

Geo. Fogg 2 00 

H. F. Greenleaf 3 00 



JACKSON BRIDGE ACCOUNT. 

J. M. Wood $19 78 

V. Whitman 25 11 

Estes Yates 19 11 

Fred Lovejoy 25 61 

Guy Herrick 8 00 

Ira Wood 18 78 

J. H. Millett 46 22 

Ralph Millett 18 22 

J. E. Fuller 30 22 

E. S. Abbott 48 42 

Horace Millett 5 11 

Burt Truman 14 00 

A. Richardson 16 00 

W. F. Young 36 00 

H. F. Jackson 12 40 

Geo. Fogg 6 50 

J. A. Roberts 26 92 

Berger Mfg. Co 66 00 



WINTER WORK. 

M. D. Wood $ 2 00 

Ed. Rich 9 85 

C. H. Seavey 14 00 

A. D. Kilgore 9 25 

Edwin J. Labree 11 75 

H. A. Rich 36 60 

H. F. Greenleaf 4 50 

J. B. Frost 4 65 

M. G. Richardson 2 50 

H. P. Brown 1 50 

J. S. an<l J. H. Millett 4 00 



$231 94 



$442 40 



$100 60 



ANNUAL TOWN EEPORT 36 



SUMMER WORK. 

A. M. Meserve $ 46 00 

Alvin Brown 77 45 

J. M. Wyniaii 17 95 

Harold Wyman 1 50 

G. G. Abbott 127 60 

A. Blaquiere 12 00 

E. D. Millett 146 00 

J. M. Wood 28 00 

Roscoe Hill > 33 10 

F. S. Packard 66 31 

H. A. Rich 185 85 

B. G. Chapman 17 50 

Ossie Ballard 19 30 

Roy Frost 152 07 

J. B. Frost 88 04 

W. A. Hersey 93 75 

W. F. Rogers 2 00 

C. E. Cox 4 00 

A. Frechette 7 00 

H. S. Austin 24 75 

Guy Walker 11 00 

B. S. Bixby 20 50 

Leonas Flint 17 00 

John Grover 13 00 

W. H. Austin 25 00 

Norway Lake Supply Co 4 81 

G. T. Railroad 2 38 

T. B. Roberts 2 00 

A. C. Buck 13 00 

Berger Mfg. Co 135 22 

Guy Cotton 175 

T. L, Heath 12 40 

Anton Nismi 38 50 

Geo. Booth 18 28 

Geo. O. Hill 6 69 

A. Thompson 2 46 

W. Bailey 9 23 

A. W. Walker 692 00 

M. D. Wood 53 42 

W. F. Young 44 97 

H. A. Robbins 48 67 

Carl Shank 39 73 

H. S. Perry 1 60 



64 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



W. A. Benson 2 00 

M. Greene 10 00 

Dan Dellia 29 25 

I''. W. Murdock 15 10 

H. Kilgore 22 00 

Ira Wood 2 00 

Bion Pike 26 48 

F. H. Hwrd 34 95 

F. G. Herrick 7 49 

W. S. Bui-k 3 68 

H. E. Holt "3 1] 

Ernest Mattor 6 23 

John Havernian 17 00 

C. A. Haskell 14 60 

A. L. Wyman 42 35 

Maxim Bros 7 20 

Frank Kimball 9 45 

W. B. Walker 18 62 

W. S. Truman 17 31 

F. P. Towne 60 85 

H. A. Rich Jr 10 00 

F. H. Noble 40 38 

H. Linscot 3 50 

Alvin Frost 12 23 

Geo. Small 1 17 

Walter Pride 5 50 

CJharles Holt 4 00 

U. H. Merrill 4 00 

A. A. Herrick 5 00 

Earl Wood 4 50 

L. Trembley 25 12 

Joe King 70 85 

Elmer Morrill 17 00 

A. E. Stiles 49 87 

Harold Wood 107 00 

F. P. Morrill 20 00 

John F. Allen 39 07 

Fred Kniglitly. 9 55 

A. C. Scribncr 25 37 

P. W. Curtis 39 60 

A. D. Frost 2 5C 

G. W. Wood 169 40 

F. G. Dunn 69 23 

S. G. Richardson 75 

P. E. Everett. .-. 10 65 



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 65 

H. H. Howe 4 56 

P. R. Holden 5 40 

C. A. Piule 3 90 

B. F. Eichardsun 13 GO 

J. I. Millett 11 00 

N. A. Noble 4 00 

G. H. Bennett 2 35 

W. C. Leavitt 75 

Fred Kilgore ' 39 30 

Ed. Eich 2 00 

Fred Wight 3 50 

V. WTiitman 22 00 

E. S. Abbott. . . : 51 60 

Burt Truman 26 20 

F. L. Haskell 29 00 

W. H. Kilgore , 10 00 

Beverly Truman 31 22 

C. A. Foster 10 00 

W. H. Chamberlain 10 00 

Frank Estes 5 25 

C. E. Austin 17 82 

G. H. Dunn 201 48 

H. F. Greenleaf 116 00 

Fred Swan 8 24 

Geo. Frost 13 00 

O. D. Eich 18 10 

F. F. Swan 79 25 

H. A. Knightly 74 90 

A. S. Crockett 77 25 

W. C. Glover 39 65 

C.L.Delano .". 4170 

T. B. Doughty 19 00 

Homer Truman 14 19 

Edgar Holden 30 47 

C. J. Everett 7 50 

Donald Andrews 70 89 

A. F. Cote 34 33 

William Cote 34 33 

Archie Goodwin 4 20 

C. A. Flint 25 40 

D. E. Mixer 13 89 

C. B. Cummings & Sons 197 33 

J. C. Shepherd 7 00 

J. A. Eoberts 150 00 

$5,040 64 



gg ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



About $:!00.0n lins been j.aid or is now due the town on account 
of concrete walks, for material sold and for work done on the line of 
the Norway & Paris Street E. R. The shower of July 8 washed the 
roads very much in the western section of the town, costing $678.24 
to repair them. That and subsequent heavy rains all through the sum- 
mer and fall made expense of maintenance unusually heavy. Nine 
new metal culverts 18 or 20 feet long and 12 inches in diameter have 
been placed where most needed at a cost of $137.60 besides the labor. 

The cost of plank, stringers and rails for bridges, driveways and 
railing, of log drags, small tools, dynamite, gravel, repairs of machines 
and tools, paint for bridges, and other materials, including cost of 
culverts, and net cost of concrete walks, amounts to rising $900.00. 
Add to this the pay of the Commissioner, one can quickly see the 
amount there is for actual work. 

With heavy traffic greatly increased, with the fast driving of auto- 
mobiles, with the necessity of widening roads and lengthening cul- 
verts and making bridges stronger, with increased cost of labor and 
materials, the problem of keeping 100 miles of road in proper condi- 
tion with the money at disposal, isn 't an easy one. 

There is a call for improvements coming in from every part of the 
town — a call that is growing in constancy and in force. How to meet 
these demands is a matter of serious financial difficulty. My belief is, 
there should be special apjiropriations each year for certain specified 
improvements. The worst places should be improved first. To begin 
I recommend that Main and Cottage streets be rebuilt, using perma- 
nent material and that it be done at once. 

J. A. ROBERTS, 

Road Commissioner. 



Articles For Town Warrant 



List of artic-les to be acted on at the town meeting to be held Mon- 
day, March 6th, 1916 as far as has been handed in up to February 
14th. 

To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

To choose a Town Clerk for the ensuing year. 

To choose a Board of Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the Poor, 
a Town Treasurer, a member of the Board of Superintending School 
Committee for three years, two trustees of the Norway Public Library, 
a Tax Collector, and all other necessary town officers for the ensuing 
year. 

To see if the town will vote to abate the taxes assessed against the 
heirs of W. S. Pratt for the year 1916. 

To see what per cent, the town will vote to pay for collecting tax- 
es for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the 
support of the poor for the ensuing year. 

To see what siun of money the town will grant and raise for the 
town officers ' salaries for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the 
repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year. 

To see if the town will vote ' ' yes " or " no " on the question of ap- 
propriating and raising money necessary to entitle the town to state 
aid, as provided in section 20 of chapter 130 of the Public Laws of 
1913. 

To see if the town will appropriate and raise the sum of $798.00 for 
the improvement of the section of state aid road as outlined in the re- 
port of the state highway commission, in addition to the amounts re- 
gularly raised for the care of ways, highways and bridges; the above 
amount being the maximum which the town is allowed to raise under 
the provisions of section 19 of chapter 130 of the Public Laws of 
1913. 



6g ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 



To see wliat sum of money the town will grant and raise to pay 
&now breaking bills for the winter of 1915 and 1916. 

To see wliat sum of money the town will grant and raise to protect 
llie town from moth pests. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for rent 
of hall and other incidental expenses. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise to clear 
the highway of bushes. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for sup- 
port of tlie common schools for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise to be ex- 
pen<led for free text books for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the 
repairs on school buildings for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise to be ex- 
pended for insurance on school property, and for apparatus and ap- 
pliances for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for expense 
of an office for the sujjerintendent of schools. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for sup- 
port of a free high school for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for in- 
struction in Music and Drawing in the Village, Lake and Crockett 
Eidge schools for the ensuing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the 
support and maintenance of the Norway Public Library for the ensu- 
ing year. 

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for Memo- 
rial Day observance, for the ensuing year, to be expended by Harry 
Rust Post, No. 54, G. A. R. 

To see if the town will vote to exiiend ten per cent, of the amount 
raised for roads the ensuing year on sidewalks. 

To see if the town will vote to purchase the bonds required of the 
Treasurer and Collector for the ensuing year. 



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To see if the town will vote to allow the Daughters of the American 
Revolution to place a marker in Witherell Park in memory of the 
soldiers of the American Revolution. To be located subject to the 
approval of the selectmen. 

To see if the town will vote to fix a date when all taxes for the year, 
A. D. 1916 shall become due and payable to the Collector. 

To see if the town will vote to charge interest and at what rate, and 
at what time interest shall commence on taxes not paid. 

To see if the town in the exercise of its option will vote to have one, 
two or three road commissioners. 

To establish the price that the road commissioner or commissioners 
shall receive for services. 

The Selectmen give notice that they will be in session at the Se- 
lectmen 's office for the purpose of receiving names and ccrrecting the 
list of voters, on Saturday the 4th day of March, A. D. 1916, at nine 
o'clock a. m. 



Index 



PAGE 

Abatements Allowed ^ 37 

Assessors ' Report 35 

Births 4 

Board of Health 14 

Building Inspector 13 

Clerk 's Report 3 

Deaths 9 

Financial standing of the Town 55 

Funds held in trust 54 

Incidental Expenses 50 

Inventory of Farm property 39 

Marriages 6 

Overseers of the Poor 39 

Officers ' Salaries 48 

Poor off the Farm 42 

Poor on the Farm 42 

Public Library 15 

Road Commissioner 60 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 13 

Selectmen 's Rei:)ort 46 

State Road 60 

Superintendent of Schools 20 

Superintending School Committee 17 

Tax Deeds 55 

Tabulated Statement of Schools 25 

Town Farm Statement 39 

Treasurer 's Report 57 

Vital Statistics 3 

Unpaid Taxes 33 

Warrant for Town Meeting 67 



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