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ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN ©FPflC: 



OF 



GREENWICH, 



FOR THE 



Year Hiding Tvlsir. i, 190S 




A \ BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 

V Press of L. H. BLACKMER, 

1908. 
1/ 






w-tf* "' 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To C. E. Miller, Constable of the town of Greenwich, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of 
Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at 
their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Monday the thirtieth day of 
March, A. D. 1908, at ten o'clock in the forenoon then and there to act 
on the following articles, viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one Over- 

seer of the Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two Library 
Trustees, and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for three years ; One 
Library Trustee for two years to fill vacancy. Also Tax Collector, 
Tree Warden, Treasurer, two Constables, Auditor, three Fence View- 
ers, and three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one year. Al- 
so on same ballot, to vote " Yes or No " in answer to the question : 
Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town ? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for the 

year ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the .reports of the town officers and act 

thereon. 



Art. 5. To see if the town will accept the list of Jurors as pre- 

pared by the Selectmen. 

Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 

defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation for the 
same. 

Art. 7. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize its Treasurer, with 

the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money in anticipation of the 
taxes of the present municipal year, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to charge interest on taxes 

after a certain date, and fix the rate. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to build an addition to the 

town farm barn, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to open a short piece of 

road from near the residence of Carme C. Thayer to the Dana line. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to close Quabbin Lake to 

fishing certain days in the week, or act in relation to the same. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to observe Memorial Day. 

or act in relation thereto. 

The Polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and may be 
closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you are directed to serve 
this warrant by posting attested copies thereof, at each of the Post Of- 
fices in Greenwich, seven days at least, before the time and place of 
said meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant, 
with your doings thereon to the town clerk, on or before the time and 
place of said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this tenth day of March, A. I). 1908. 

EDWARD T. KING, ) Selectmen 

WALTER H. GLAZIER. \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, \ Greenwich. 



Report of Town Clerk, 



Vital statistics for IQ07. 



BIRTHS. 

March 25, George Brown. 

March 28, Jean Louise Warren. 

July 21, Walter Radcliffe Moore. 

August 15, Everett Lawrence Coit. 

MARRIAGES. 

Feb. 9, Edmund L. Towne, of Ware, and 

Carrie M. Sirnonds, of Greenwich. 

April 15, Carl M. Clifford, of Greenwich, and 
Lucy M. Nye, of Marion. 

July 17, Benjamin W. Dunham, of Holyoke, and 
Bessie Lillian Johnston, of Greenwich. 

August 14, Elmer L. Powers, of Greenwich, and 
Dora B. Harris, of Boston. 

Oct. 8, Raymond Henry Crowther, of Enfield, and 

Helen Abigal Dickinson, of Greenwich. 

Nov. 5. Edward M. Hunter, of Greenwich, and 

Lizzie E. Barlow, of Greenwich. 

Nov. 14, William L. Bacon, of Greenwich, and 
Sarah A. Carlson, of Barre. 



Jan. 


9, 


Jan. 


27, 


Jan. 


30, 


Feb. 


26, 


April 


28, 


July 


14. 


Dec. 


22, 


May 


8, 


Dec. 


28, 


Feb. 


NC 

5, 


Sept. 


16, 


Oct. 


21, 



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DEATHS. 

Fannie H. Southworth, 92 years. 
Mary J. Weston, 81 years. 
Clark R. Sibley. 61 years. 
Gertrude F. Brooks, 38 years. 
Harriet N. Hale, 90 years. 
Julia E. Johnson. 67 years. 
Charles William Newland. 88 years. 

NON RESIDENTS. 

Joseph Merriara Harrington, of Preseott, 78 years. 
Lucy G. Trask, of Templeton, 62 years. 

NON RESIDENTS INTERRED IN GREENWICH IN 1907. 

Mirriam Emily Upton, 84 years. 
Sarah Emily Strickland, 72 years. 
John Thresher, 84 years. 

WARREN P. SLOAN. Tcmm Clerk. 





STATE AID REPORT. 




Zenas W. Tolman, 


1 month, 


$ 6.00 


Charles Johnston, 


12 " 


72.00 


Francis Foley, 


12 <> 


48.00 


Laurinda Foley, 


12 " 


48.00 


Mary F. Winter. 


12 " 


48.00 


Ira L. Jones, 


13 " 


52.00 


Leroy Beals, 


5 " 


20.00 


Nathan A. Beals, 


4 " 


16.00 


James E. White, 


3 " 


12.00 


Alfred P. Clifford, 


3 " 


12.00 

$ 334.00 



Zenas W. Tolman. 



MILITARY AID. 



S 144.00 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF. 

F. P. Hall, goods for Zenas W. Tolman, $ 16.35 

Town of Westfield, Mrs. Hiram Caswell, 17.00 

W. H. Glazier, account of Mrs. Hiram Caswell, 2.25 



$ 35.60 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation, $ 100.00 

Paid Miss Helen I. Nevins, 



S 100.00 



TREE WARDEN. 



Appropriation, 

Paid Geo. E. Nevins. 



$ 50.00 



$ 50.00 



PATHING SNOW. 

Win. R. Carrick. > 15.70 

Geo. H. Joslvn. 14.85 

Geo. E. Nevins, 19.08 

(). I). Sheldon. 2.70 

Win. Simmons, 4.05 

Austin Hunter. 4.65 



- 1.1.03 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 

Appropriation. S 50.00 

Drawn from money left by Topliff Estate, 40.00 

Received from Wilkinson fund. 15.00 

Shumvvay fund, 5.00 

Warner fund. 5.00 

Mary Walker fund. 4.25 



S 119.25 



Paid for labor and manure, $ 109.25 

- care of flowers, 10.00 



s 119.25 



Fifty dollars of this money spent on lot bought of Mr. Twible. 



E. H. ROOT, ) „ , 

G. E. NEVINS, - r Cemeter y 
T V T iTPH \ Commissioners . 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



Appropriation, 




S 600.00 


Paid Geo. E. Nevins, 


- L25.00 




E. T. King, man and teams. 


211.50 




A. Root, 


41.00 




E. O. Tewell, 


18.00 




N. Caswell, 


6.00 





Paid James T. Clark, $ 60.00 

John James, 15.25 

Frank Rogers, 6.00 

Ed. Woods, 3.00 

Ed. Woods, posts and railings, 5.52 

Frank Hall, plow points, 1.00 

W. P. Sloan, supplies, 6.20 

E. A. Moore, drills and blacksmithing, 11.30 

Two scythes, 1.50 

W. H. Walker, man and team, 4.00 

Man, .75 

Lumber, 3.00 
W. R. King, • 1.50 

E. T. King, lumber, 6.62 

Thomas S. Severance, 4.50 



$ 531.64 
GEORGE E. NEYINS. Supt. of Streets. 



STATE ROAD. 

Paid G. E. Nevins, 38 days @ % 2.50, $ 95.00 

James T. Clark, 27 days, 47.25 

Mr. Marcy, 14 days, 42.00 

S. E. Vaughn, 28 days, 49.00 

J. D. James, 37 days, 64.75 

Willis Johnson, 19 days, 33.25 

E. T. King, man and team, 31 days, 124.00 

E. T. King, man and two teams, 3.50 

Mr. Beals, five teams, 7.50 

John Robinson & Co., dynamite and caps, 7.30 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith, 13.53 

F. P. Hall, powder and fuse, 7.00 
W. H. Giffin, cement, .70 
E. T. King, stone boats, 5.00 



Received from state, % 496.00 

Balance from town, 3.78 



S 499.78 



S 499.78 



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EXPENSES OF FOREST FIRES. 
Walter H. Glazier. Fire Warden. - 7.41 

Edward M. Hunter. " " 3.20 

s 10.61 



REPAIRS ON TOWN HALL. 

Paint for outside. $ -3.1 6 

Blinds, glass and trimmings, 12.56 

Maple flooring and freight. 66.72 

Paint, oil and varnish for inside, 9.34 

Paper, moulding and freight. 18.02 

Other materials. 17.25 

Labor. 95.05 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. 

Paid E. H. Mahony, for 100 chairs. S 46.96 

E. T. King, expense to Gardner, 2.91 

E. T. King, freight and cartage, 3.00 

W. H. Glazier, expense to Gardner. 2.91 

Paid W. P. Sloan, services as town clerk. S 25.00 

justice of peace, 5.00 

" " registrar of voters, 5.00 

" rec. births, marriages and deaths, 6.50 

stationery, money paid out etc.. 12.75 



$ 242.08 



- 55.78 



I 54.25 



Contingent Account, 



Paid Athol Transcript, printing ballots, $ 7.50 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports, 30.23 

E. H. Root, three burials, 9.00 

E. T. King, expense to Springfield, Walker Est., 3.00 

W. H. Glazier, " " " « 3.00 

Walker Bros., sawing, 13.21 

H. M. Dolbeane, assessors and dog blanks, 3.80 

Tax Collector's book, .75 

Making copy of valuation for state, 10.00 

A. O. Parker, storing scraper, 2.25 

C. E. Miller, constable, 3.00 

E. M. Hunter, cutting and drawing logs, 19.05 

A. A. Snow, water rent, 4.00 

Edgar W. Coit, teller at one meeting, 1.50 

N. A. Beals, teller at two meetings, 3.00 

Wm. S. Douglass, teller at one meeting, 1.50 

Oscar A. King, teller at one meeting, 1.50 

W. R. Carrick, teller at one meeting, 1.50 

W. R. Carrick, moderator, 2.50 

Elmer L. Powers, constable, 3.00 

Elmer L. Powers, janitor of hall, 5.00 

Frank A. Thayer, repairs on library, 7.07 

Frank P. Hall, for goods and money paid, 20.58 

David M. Hunter, meat inspector, 4.50 

Frank P. Hall, treasurer, 30.00 



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Paid E. T. King, selectman, overseer of poor, assessor, 
W. H. (glazier. " " " " 

E. M. Hunter, " 



Total amount of orders drawn. 



$ 60.00 
60.00 
60.00 

S 370.44 
8 2.008.46 



EDWARD T. KING. ) Selectmen 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 



William H. Giffin, Auditor. 



List of Jurors for 1908 



As prepared by the Selectmen. Feb. 28, igo8. 



Howard H. Dickinson, 
Edgar W. Coit, 
John Powers, 
Edward T. King, 
Clarence E. Miller, 
Albert L. Root, 



Merchant 
Farmer 

u 

Lumber Dealer 

Mill Hand 

Farmer 



EDWARD T. KING. ) Selectmen 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER. ) Greenwich. 



Report of Overseers of Poor. 



For the year endifig March i. igoS. 

EXPENSE AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME. 

Mercy Hospital, care of Geo. Clifford. $ 12.00 

Operation, '• " 5.00 

W. B. Segur. M. D. med. att. Mrs. H. M. Lyman, 17.50 

$ 34.50 





EXPENSES AT COOLEY 


HOME. 


Paid F. M. Thresher, salary to April 1, 1907, 


% 50.00 


ll « i 


" " Feb. 1, 1908, 


250.00 


(( it 


goods for Cooley Home, 


11.45 


< 


10 pigs, 


32.00 


U u 


3 calves. 


4.50 


« 


' hens. 


17.10 


U u 


harrow. 




13.50 


a u 


rake, 


12.50 


H. H. Dickinson, groceries and supplies. 


158.95 


" " " gi'ain, 


4.33 


F. L. Parker, 


265.06 


F. P. Hall, store hill. 


3.68 


New Salem Creamery Co.. butter, 


42.29 


W. R. King, meat. 


6.63 


J. M. Vaughn, " 


2.31 


E. T. King, 


13.00 


.. 


fertilizer, 


24.00 



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Paid F. H. Vaughn, fertilizer, $ 4.65 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith bill, 1.50 

E. L. Powers, " " 4.20 

T. Severance, plowing, 9.60 

C. F. Dyer, " 2.50 
J. L. Hamilton, labor. 56.25 
G. Severance, " 2.00 
Geo. E. Smith, labor 18f days, 51.34 

" " " 75 lbs. nails, 3.00 

" " " hardware, 4.15 

E. T. King, lumber, 17.45 

E. T. King, cow, 52.50 

F. M. Thresher, clothing for Nettie Upton, 14.40 
" " " " " Z. W. Tolman, 1.45 

Expense of clothing for Charles W. Newland, 2.15 

W. B. Segur, M. D., " " " 19.50 

E. H. Root, coffin, " " " 20.00 

" " " box, " " " 5.00 

" " " undertakers work, " 3.00 

" " " burial, Charles W. Newland, 3.00 

Rev. C. Thayer, services, " " " 3.00 

W. H. Glazier, railroad expenses, " 2.40 

E. M. Hunter, " *< " 2.10 

D. Stoned Son, Ins. on Cooley Home Bldgs., 18.13 



INCOME AT COOLEY HOME. 

Cream, $ 409.68 

Pork, 146.30 

Veal, 82.00 

Eggs, 60.03 

Poultry, 12.84 

Potatoes and turnips, 14.65 

James E. White, board, 62.60 

Zenas Tolman, board, 176.00 



1,214.57 



S 964.10 
Net expense at Cooley Home, 250.47 



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INVENTORY AT COOLEY 


HOME. 


( )ne hoi - 


$200.00 


Eight cows. 


270.00 


( )ne calf. 


12.00 


Six swine. 


55.00 


Fort v-f our fowls, 

* 


33.00 


Ten tons english hay. 


175.00 


Two tons stock hay and fodder. 


20.00 


Grain. 


(>5.00 


Potatoes. 


40.00 


Provisions. 


20.00 


Farming tools. 


140.00 


Furniture. 


60.00 




S 1.090.00 



Number of inmates for the vear. 1 



Number of weeks. 



92 



EDWARD M. HUNTER. ) Overseers 
WALTER H. GLAZIER. of 

EDWARD T. KINO. \ Poor. 



William H. Giffin. Auditor. 



Assessors' Report. 



Exempted Property, 

Congregational church, S 3,100.00 

Independent Liberal church, 2,050.00 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Total valuation, S 252,442.00 

Total value of real estate, 192,500.00 

Total value of personal estate, 59.942.00 

Number of polls assessed, 129 

Tax on each poll, $ 2.00 

Total tax for state, county, and town purposes, 3.590.24 

KATE OF TAXATION, $ 13.20 PER THOUSAND. 

Total number of persons assessed, 245 

Total number of persons assessed on property, 216 

Total number of persons assessed on poll tax only, 29 

Number of horses assessed, 155 

Number of cows assessed, 338 

Number of neat cattle assessed. 69 

Number of swine assessed. 63 

Number of fowls " 1,750 

Number of dwelling houses assessed, 130 

Number of acres of land " 11,513 

Town grant and note, % 2,865.00 

State tax, 320.00 

County tax, 360.71 

Overlay ings, 44.53 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Assessors 

EDWARD T. KING, > of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Statements of Receipts and Expenditures, for the year ending 

March /. tqo8. 

1907. Dr. 

To cash in treasury to new account. S 1,207.67 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor. acct. 

of Zenas Tolnian board, 176.00 

To cash received from A. E. Johnson, ( Justice 

Johnson Cemetery Fund. ) 200.00 

To cash received from Athol Savings Bank. 

( borrowed ) 1,500.00 



s 3,083.67 



To cash received from City of Marlboro, acct. 

of E. C. Magrath, % 18.50 

To cash received from A. E. Walker. forChaS. 

S. Record, Cemetery Fund. 50.00 

To cash received from School Committee, mon- 
ey refunded from J. S. Hammet Co.. 6.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, compen- 
sation of inspection of animals. 7.50 

To cash received from School Committee. State 

reimbursement of School Supt., 138.89 



— $ 220.8V) 



To cash received from Commonwealth. Corpo- 
ration tax. $ .x~ 



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To ca>h received from Commonwealth. Nation- 
al Bank tax. - 74.49 

To cash received from Commonwealth. State 

aid. 250.00 

I" cash received from Commonwealth, Hi^h 

School tuition. 250.10 

To cash received from Commonwealth, State 

Highway loan, 496.00 

j.sh received from rent of Wilcox House. 28.00 



$ 1.102.30 



To cash received from Overseers of Poor, ac- 
count of J- E. White, board, I 4.V 1 " 

To cash received from Louis A. Pratt, rihbon 

bill refunded and supplies sold. 2.28 

To cash received from Edwin H. Banister, dog 

fund refunded. 83.64 

T<> cash received from Ware Savings Bank. 

Cemetery fund income. 29.25 



? 160.17 



To cash received from Commonwealth, income 

from Mass. School fund. f 500.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, burial 

of pauper-. 15.00 

To cash received from School Committee, for 

-ale of water closet. 3.00 

To cash received from School Committee. High 

School tuition from C-^eo. B. Walker. .00 

To cash received from Overseers of poor. acct. 

oi Cooley Home. 743. lU 

To cash received from "W. R. Kin^. collectoi 

taxes for 1905. 815.00 

| 2,112.10 

To cash received from W. R. Kin^. collector of 

taxes for 1906. $ 905.46 

T<> cash received from W. R. King, collector of 

taxes for 1907. 1.807.24 



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To cash received from School Committee, for 

supplies sold, % 3.37 

To cash received from Commonwealth. Corpo- 
ration tax. 50.57 



$ 2,766.64 

Total. I 9,445.83 

Cr. 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, int. on notes. S 107.75 

By deposited in Ware Savings Bank, Justice 

Johnson cemetery fund, 200.00 

By paid Athol Savings Bank note, 1,200.00 

By deposited in Ware Savings Bank, Charles 

S. Record Cemetery fund, 50.00 

Bv paid Athol Savings Bank note, 500.00 

#2,057.75 



By paid Edwin H. Banister, county tax. 360.71 

Commonwealth, state tax, 320.00 

Orders of Selectmen to date. 2.608.46 

Orders of Overseers of Poor to date. 1.249.07 

Orders of School Committee to date. 2.135.55 



$6,673.79 



By paid Assessor's certificate of tax. abate- 
ment for 1905. s 47.87 
Assessor's certificate of tax, abate- 
ment for 1906. 381.00 
B\ cash in treasury to balance account. 285.42 

$714.29 

Total. % 9.445.83 

TRUST FINDS FOR ACCOUNT CEMETERY. 

« ARK OF BURIAL LOTS. 
Rindge fund. % 100.00. interest to Jan. 1, 1908, % 10.25 

Expended — Available S 10.25 

Wilkinson fund. $300.00, interest to Jan. 1. 1908. 30.87 

Expended $ 15.00. Available 15.87 



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Shumway fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1908, $ 13.84 

Expended $ 5.00, Available $ 8.84 

Spooner fund, $ 50.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1908, 7.24 

Expended — Available 7.24 

Warner fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1908, 15.51 

Expended $ 5.00, Available 10.51 

Mary Walker fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1908, 10.87 

Expended $ 4.25, Available 6.62 

Chas. Powers fund, $ 50.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1908, 5.90 

Expended — Available 5.90 

Rebecca Spooner fund, $ 82.65, interest to Jan. 1, 1908, 10.82 

Expended — Available 10.82 

Merrick Tom telotte f und, $ 25.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1908, 4.24 

Expended — Available 4.24 

Emelia Topliff fund, $ 100.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1908, 10.40 

Expended — Available 10.40 

Justice Johnson fund, $ 200.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1908, 6.04 

Expended — Available 6.04 

Chas. Record fund, $ 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1908, .50 

Expended — Available .50 

PUBLIC LIBRARY FUND. 

IN HANDS OF TOWN TREASURER. 

Rebecca Spooner Fund, $ 500.00 

Interest to Jan. 1, 1908, 20.20 

LIABILITIES. 
One note due Oct. 1, 1908, Tourtelotte Bridge Loan, $ 500.00 

One note due May 3, 1908, 1,500.00 

Total, $ 2,000.00 

ASSETS. 

Amount due on taxes, 1905, $ 135.00 

Amount due on taxes, 1906, 555.00 

Amount due on taxes, 1907, 1,783.00 



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Amount due from Commonwealth, military aid, $ 72.00 

Amount due from Commonwealth, state aid, 334.00 

Cash in treasury. 285.42 

( One hundred ten dollars of cash in treas- 
ury is part of Topliff legacy for improvement of 

cemetery, i 

Total. s 3,164.42 

Respectfully submitted. 

FRANK P. HALL, Treasurer. 

Wm. H. Giffin. Auditor. 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

Greenwich, Mass. 




For the year ending Mar. 7, 1 908. 



Organization, J 907— 1908* 
E. H. Root, Chairman, - Term expires, 1908. 

C. B. Coit, Term expires, 1909. 

W. R. Carkick, Sec'y, - - - . Term expires, 1910. 

Superintendent of Schools* 
Louis A. Pratt. 

To the Citizens of Greenwich : 

We submit our annual report, together with the report of the Su- 
perintendent of Schools and the Supervisor of Music and Drawing. 



Financial Statement. 



RECEIVED FROM STATE. 

Income State School fund. $ 500.00 

Balance on hand. 236.67 

Reimbursement, Superintendents salary, 13S.89 

S 875.56 

Paid from same. 854.80 

Tnexpended balance, $ 20.76 

Received from Town, S 950.00 

Reimbursement High School tuition, 250.10 

High School tuition, from George Walker, 36.00 

Interest on Sabin school fund. 30.00 

Money refunded by J. L. Hammett Co., 6.00 

Supplies sold. 4.12 

Sale of out building, 3.00 

Money refunded by L. A. Pratt. 1.53 

S 1.280.75 

Paid from same, - 1.280.75 



TEACHERS' SALARIES. 

Edith Leland, s 396.00 

Agnee Burnham, 176.00 

Fanny Watson. 132.00 



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Elizabeth Carpenter, 


$ S8.00 




Music and Drawing, 


210.00 


$ 1,002.00 






CONVEYING 


PUPILS. 




E. H. Root, 


$ 224.00 


• 


George Loux, 


126.00 




George Dickinson, 


108.00 




E. L. Powers, 


75.00 




Antony Januszajtis, 


5.00 


$ 538.00 


High School tuition, 


$ 231.20 


Superintendent's salary, 


157.89 




" incidental expenses, 


13.00 




Wood, 


62.65 




School Committee's salaries, 


40.00 




Care of rooms, 


36.85 




Supplies, 


30.41 




Repairs, 


8.97 




Water rent and repairs on pipe, 


7.50 




Postage, freight and express charges, 


2.08 




Taking census, 


5.00 





$ 595.55 

Total, $ 2,135.55 



Report of Superintendent of Schools. 



To the Sell oo I Committee : 

The fourth annual report of the Superintendent of schools 
is herewith submitted. It is the sixth of this department un- 
der district supervision. The customary tabulated statement 
for the school year, 1906-7 is supplemented by the statistics to 
February, 1908. Your attention is also invited to the school 
calendar, and the reports of the Supervisor of Drawing and Vo- 
cal Music. I trust that the entire report may prove of interest 
not only to you, but also to the body of intelligent, public-spir- 
ited citizens, of whom you are the chosen representatives. 

According to the calculations based on years of observation 
of American urban and rural schools, it has been estimated that 
twenty per cent of the teachers of the average community have 
to be replaced each year. The factors entering into this migra- 
tory process are sickness, change of occupation, incompetence, 
marriage, and professional advancement, the last of which is 
the greatest in this town, as in many another, and must be reck- 
oned with always as a forceful economic factor in school systems 
which offer only annual tenure of office to school workers. 

At the close of the last summer vacation, sixty-seven per 
cent of the teachers in this town resigned . At the village school , 
Mrs. F. Agnes Burnham of Shelburne Falls succeeded Miss 
Watson, but resigned in December and Miss Klizabeth D. Car- 
penter of Westerly, R. I., was engaged to succeed her. After 
three years of faithful service, Miss Traver resigned as supervi- 
sor of drawing and vocal music in the schools of this superin- 



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tendency union, and Mrs. Lucy A. Gatchell who had substitu- 
ted for her in 1905 was appointed to the position. 

Too much praise cannot be given our conscientious teach- 
ers for the efforts they have put forth and the work they have 
accomplished. Their readiness to receive suggestions and act 
upon the same, deserves hearty commendation. The live teach- 
er creates a living spirit in the school room. The quick, active 
spirit, the helpful teacher, the one who is alive to the various 
conditions and temperaments of those under her care, will have 
that influence which produces a broader view of life among her 
pupils and inspires them to become men and women who will 
understand their proper relation to society. We need men and 
women to-day who see things in their right relations, and no- 
where can this be more thoroughly taught than in the school 
room. The book teacher, the teacher without sympathy, the 
teacher who cares more for the subject to be taught than for 
what she sees in the pupil , the one who has no aim except what 
she sees in the subject, — such a teacher can exert no perma- 
nent influence of highest value. The teacher must keep in 
touch with the young life around her, must know its thinking, 
its ways of attack, must be alert and ready to meet this life at 
every turn, and to help these growing boys and girls to find 
themselves and to become useful members of society. To do 
this, requires of a teacher a broad preparation and constant ef- 
fort to keep abreast of things not only in her profession, but al- 
so in the life of the community as well as in the activities of the 
world at large. We must have such teachers in our schools 
else the community is not getting the results which it ought to 
expect. Are we alive to what these results should be ? Does 
the community fully comprehend what it expects ? To make 
good schools, to keep good teachers ( and good schools cannot 
be maintained without good teachers ) — this means ample re- 
muneration. At all times the school is the mirror which re- 
flects the teacher as she is. 

On Thursday evening, June 6, 1907, union exercises of 
graduation from the ninth grade, were held in Farmer's Hall, at 



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the village. The class parts were as follows : 

Essay, " Birds, " Ila Mae Miller, 
Essay, " Naval Warfare, " Frank Root, 
Essay, " Our Nation, " Mamie Janus. 

The purpose of the usual exhibit of school work at the 
graduation exercises is to give the people an accurate idea of 
the ordinary work of the schools, and mere show work is always 
discouraged. With this fundamental purpose in mind, the 
teachers are advised to save some of the daily work of their pu- 
pils, emphasizing variety of their accomplishment, rather than 
perfection of detail. It is expected that the zeal and intelli- 
gence of our teachers may lead them to bring to the attention 
of the community many salient features of what our schools are 
doing for the boys and girls, and of what the boys and girls are 
doing for their teachers. 

The state law now requires every town to establish a sys- 
tem of medical inspection in its schools. The law is very gen- 
eral in its terms and it is probably an advantage that its terms 
are not more specific. Without sufficient experience as a basis 
for legislation, a more specific state law might impose hardships 
upon some towns, while being insufficiently drastic to compel 
adequate inspection in other places. Dr. Myron H. Davis of 
Hardwick, and Dr. Willard B. Segar of Enfield are the medical 
inspectors for the schools of this town, and the results of their 
work will be tabulated and forwarded by the superintendent to 
the state board of Education. The special appropriation re- 
quired for this purpose should be large enough to provide for 
inspection worthy of the name. Too little spent for the object 
may prove to be wasted. On the other hand, in view of the ex- 
perimental nature of the work, the appropriation may properly 
be less than the town will gladly make when medical, inspection 
shall have demonstrated its usefulness. If the medical inspect- 
ors, aided by the teachers acting under their direction, succeed 
every year in saving one young life or in averting the spread of 
one contagious disease, the town will not count it a hardship to 



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contribute a few dollars toward a result so beneficial and hu- 

4 

mane. 

Under a system formulated by the State Board of health, 
the sight and hearing tests have been given in the schools of 
this town. The result of these tests is shown below: 
Number of pupils examined, 51 

found defective in eyesight, 9 

hearing, 3 

of parents or guardians notified, 9 
The following form of notice is sent in the most serious 
cases of defect; 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 
Notice to Parent or Guardian. 

In accordance with chapter 502 of the acts of 1906, 
you are hereby notified that the school examina- 
tion of shows 

that there is some trouble with the |y|j| which 
needs competent medical advice. Please attend 
to this at once. 

Teacher. 

190 . 



A full description of these tests is not possible within the 
limits of this report. It is sufficient to notice that they do not 
require expert knowledge on the part of the teachers who make 
them, and that the teachers are to make no effort to write pre- 
scriptions for the relief of pupils who suffer from defective vis- 
ion or hearing. The tests are simple but are sufficiently accu- 
rate to determine the fact of defects. With this discovery, fol- 
lowed by prompt notice to the parents of the afflicted children, 
the responsibility of the teacher ceases. Great good is likely 
to result from the operation of the statute which imposes upon 
every town the duty of making these tests. 



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One of the fundamental aims in modern education is the 
development of the child in a way to fit him to live happily and 
profitably in the community — to develop his social efficiency. 
The times are distinctly practical, and the instruction and 
training in the schools must be such that the needs and de- 
mands of an ever expanding social requirement shall be met. 
The importance of manual training as part of public school 
work is becoming generally recognized and in the larger towns 
some form of manual training is required by law. The chief 
factor in leading the people to see the need of training the hands 
of children in the schools is the difficulty giving that training 
elsewhere. Home life to-day is so complex that neither father 
nor mother, as a rule, has time to teach the child how to use 
his hands, and so this duty like many other duties that former- 
ly received the attention of parents, must now be delegated to 
the schools or it will not receive any adequate attention. Much 
of the initial work in the departments of slcyd, knife wcrk, 
metal working, basketry, sewing, leather working, etc., spring 
as natural corrollaries from the industrial and mechanical draw- 
ing now required to be done in the grammar grades of the 
schools. The subject is rapidly becoming established in the 
public confidence and its scope is being constantly enlarged as 
its beneficent influence is seen and appreciated. 

All citizens who see further than the surface of things, a- 
gree with President Eliot when he says, " The function of the 
public schools remains by far the most important municipal 
function in our country." Such citizens are therefore interest- 
ed in matters affecting the schools, and I trust may read this 
report. The closest inspection of the schools themselves in 
actual session is earnestly invited. 

I wish to thank the teachers for their helpfulness in the 
activities of the past year, commending their loyal service to 
the children of the community, to the parents and to all who 
are interested in the schools. The hearty cooperation of all 
my associates is again gratefully acknowledged. 
Respectfully submitted, 

LOUIS A. PRATT, Supt. of Schools. 



School Calendar. 



1908 


M. 


T. 


W. 


T. 


F. 


1909 


M. 


T. 


W. 


T. 


F. 


March 




31 








Holiday 


recess 


■, 2^ 


weeks 


. 










1 


2 


3 


January 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 




6 


7 


8 


9 


10 




11 


12 


13 


14 


15 




13 


14 


15 


16 


17 




18 


19 


20 


21 


22 


April 


20 


21 


22 


23 


24 




25 


26 


27 


28 


29 




27 


28 


29 


30 




February 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 












1 




8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




4 


5 


6 


7 


8 




15 


16 


17 


18 


19 


May 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 






23 


24 


25 


26 




18 


19 


20 


21 


22 


March 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 




25 


26 


27 


28 


29 


Spring vacation, 2 week:: 


5. 






1 


2 


3 


4 


5 




22 


23 


24 


25 


26 


June 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




29 


30 


31 








15 


16 


17 


18 


19 










1 


2 


Summer vacation. 


, 11 weeks. 


April 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


September 




8 


9 


10 


11 




12 


13 


14 


15 


16 




14 


15 


16 


17 


18 






20 


21 


22 


23 




21 


22 


23 


24 


25 




26 


27 


28 


29 


30 




28 


29 


30 








3 


4 


5 


6 


7 










1 


2 


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10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


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5 


6 


7 


8 


9 




17 


18 


19 


20 


21 




12 


13 


14 


15 


16 




24 


25 


26 


27 


28 




19 


20 


21 


22 


23 




31 












26 


27 


28 


29 


30 






1 


2 


3 


4 


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2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


June 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 




9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


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16 


17 


18 


19 


20 
















23 


24 


25 




















30 


1 


2 


3 


4 














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7 


8 


9 


10 


11 
















14 


15 


16 


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18 


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Report of Supervisor of Yocal Music. 



To the Sitperinte?ident of Schools : 

The music study for the year has been continued on the 
principles of the Weaver method of sight reading. 

To become able to read a new song at sight, with good tone 
quality and appropriate expression, has been the ideal held be- 
fore the pupils. 

Much individual work has been required, both oral and 
written, thus aiding the teacher and supervisor in learning the 
strong and weak points of each pupil and where to build up and 
strengthen by patient effort. Pleasing tone quality has been 
sought in individual and chorus work. 

To train a child to love good music is a very important part 
of the work. 

Rote songs have been given primary grades with careful 
training in rendering and expression. Grammar grades find 
their songs in the Music Readers. More supplementary mate- 
rial could be used to good advantage in both classes. 

The large schools, with so many grades under one teacher 
and necessarily short time allotted to music, make it hard to 
gain the best results. But in spite of these difficulties, the 
schools have made good progress. 

Thanks are due those teachers whose patient and conscien- 
tious efforts have helped to bring these gratifying results. 

I appreciate also the interest and helpfulness of the School 
Officials and all those whose kindly thought and words help to 
bring success. 

Respectfully, 

LUCY A. GATCHELL. 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing. 



To the Superintendent of Schools ; 

I submit a report of the art work for this year. The plan 
for the years study is as follows : September and October are 
devoted to the study of Fall growths, flowers, fruits and vegeta- 
bles. November and December give opportunity for design 
and constructive work, appropriate to the season, including 
Christmas gifts. January and February a study is made of type 
forms and objects based upon them, involving foreshortening 
and perspective. March and April, pose printing and design, 
completing the year by further nature study through May and 
June. 

In general the pupils are thoroughly interested in art study 
and with the cooperation and faithful efforts of the teachers, 
very good results have been attained. 

Mention may be made of the visit in November by Mr. 
Burnham, the State Supervisor of Drawing, and his commen- 
dation of the work done in the several schools. 

Hearty thanks are due the teachers and school officers for 
their helpfulness and interest in this branch of the school work. 

Respectfully, 

LUCY A. GATCHEIX. 



Report of Trustees of Free Public 

Library. 



Number of days Library has been open, 




52 


books given out, 




2063 


magazines given out, 




492 


books purchased, 




63 


books donated, 




39 


public documents added, 




11 


magazines subscribed for, 




6 


magazines donated, 




3 


Whole number of volumes, 




2118 


Circulating department, 




1953 


Public documents, 




165 


FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 




Cash in Treasurer's hands Feb. 23, 1907, 


$ 30.37 




Appropriation, 


100.00 




Received from Bailey fund, 


8.08 




sale of catalogs, 


.45 




fines, 


1.20 


$ 140.10 


EXPENDITURES. 




Paid for books, 


$ 53.81 




magazines, 


9.00 




freight and express, 


1.07 





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Paid for transportation. $ 12.75 

sundries. 1.08 

librarian. - 30.00 

Cash in treasurer's hands. 32.39 



$ 140.10 



LIBRARY FUND. 

Stephen P. Bailey fund. s 200.00 in Ware Bank. 

WM. S. DOUGLAS, 
E. P. S. ALDEN, 
WM. H. WALKER, 
AMELIA M. ROOT, 
MRS. DAVID KEBBE, 
HELEN I. NEVINS, 

HELEN I. NEVINS, Librarian and Treasurer. 



Supplement Catalog, Greenwich Public Library* 



PUBLIC DOCUMENTS. 

Acts and Resolves, Report 1907, K AC8 
Agricultural College, Amherst. 52nd annual report, together 

with the 17th annual report of the H. Exp. Station, 1904 K AG8 
Charles River Dam, Report of committee and of the chief 

engineer, John Freeman, 1903 K C38 
Commissioner of Education, Department of the Interior, 

1903 report, vol. 1 and 2, K C73 

General Court Manual, 1907 K A29 

House of Representatives, Journal of 1907, K H81 

Interstate Commerce Commission, 20th annual report, K IN3 

Library of Congress report, 1907 K C72 

Mass. Board of Education report, 1906 K ED8 

Opinions of Attorneys General, 1899 to 1905, vol. II K AT3 

Senate Journal, 1907 K SE5 

Soldiers Home in Chelsea, report, 1907 K S07 

State Board of Charity report, 1907 K C15 

Tucker, Charles Lewis. Trial for murder, K T79 

SOCIOLOGY. 
Fuller, Mrs. Marcus B. The Wrongs of Indian Womanhood. H F96 

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION. 

Beach, Harlan P. India and Christian Opportunity. B B35 
Carmichael, Amy Wilson. Things as they are, Mission 

Work in Southern India. B C21 
Ellis Edward, ed. 1000 Mythological Characters briefly 

described, B ELS 

Jones, John P. India's Problem, Krishna or Christ ? B J73 

Mitchell, J. Murrey The Great Religions of India. B M69 

Smith, George. The Conversion of India. B SM5 



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gj, Emanuel. Tlie Apocalypse Revealed. 2 v B SW3 

Arcana Coelestia. 2 v B SW3.2 

Conjugal Love. B SW3.3 

Divine Love and Wisdom. B SW3.4 

Divine Providence. B SW3.5 

Heaven and Hell. B SW3.6 

Miscellaneous Theological Works. B SW3.7 

The True Christian Religion. 2v B SW3.8 

The Four Doctrines. B SW3.9 

DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL. 
Denning Marg't. Boehme. Mosaics from India. G D42 

HISTORY. 
First Regiment of Infantry Mass. Volunteer Militia 1861. F Fr>7 
Hunter. Win. Wilson. A Brief Hist, of the Indian Peoples. F H91 
New Salem Sesqui Centennial and Hist, of the Town. 1903. F N47 
Plummer. Albert. Hist, of the Forty-Eighth Reg. M. V. M. F P73 
Proceedings of the Forty First Annual Encampment of De- 
partment of Massachusetts G. A. R. 1907. F P91 
Roe. Alfred S. The Twenty-Fourth Regiment Massachu- 
setts Volunteers 1861-1866. F R62 
San Francisco. Complete Story of the San Francisco Hor- 
ror, by Survivors and Rescuers. F SA5 
Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, vol. XVI F S08 
Vital Records. Draeut. Gardner, Hubbardston, Medford. ' 
Norton. Sutton. Templeton. Williamstown, West Stock- 
bridge. F V32 

BIOGRAPHY. 
Earle. Pliny M. D. F. B. Sanborn, ed. Memoirs. E EA7 

Holcomb, Helen H. Men of Might in India Missions, E H43 

-loan of Arc. Carpenter, Kate E. The Story of Joan of Arc. jE J57 
Wilson. James. Patriot and the Wilson Doctrine. E W69 

SCIENCE AND ART. 
Adam-. Samuel Hopkins. The Great American Fraud. 

Articles on the Nostrum Evil. I. A LI 



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Forbush, Edwd. Howe. Useful Birds and Their Protection. L F74 

Gibson, Wm. Hamilton. Our Native Orchids. L G39.4 

Pinchot, Gifford. Practical Forestry. Part II L P65.2 
Thompson, Jean M. Water Wonders Every Child Should 

Know. ■ jL T37 



LITERATURE. 

Mabie, Hamilton Wright. Legends Every Child Should 
Know. 



jYMll 



FICTION. 

Barbour, Ralph Henry. Four Afoot. JB21.3 

Beach, Rex. The Spoilers. B38 

Burnham, Clara Louise. The Opened Shutters. B94.9 

Carpenter, Edwd. Childs Captain Courtesy. C22 

Carr, Sarah Pratt. The Iron Way. C23 

Churchill, Winston. Conniston. C48.4 

Connor, Ralph. The Doctor. C7 6.5 

Craddock, Chas. Egbert. The Amulet. C 84.8 

The Windfall. C84.9 

De Morgan. Joseph Vance. D39 

De Morgan. Alice for Short. D39.2 

Deland, Ellen Douglas. Josephine. D38.3 

Dillon, Mary. The Leader. D56.3 

Dudley, A. T. Making the Nine. JD86.2 

Dudley, A. T. In the Line. JD86.3 

Dudley, A. T. Following the Ball. JD86.4 

Duncan, Norman. The Cruise of the Shining Light. D91.4 

Dixon, Thos. Jr. The Traitor. * D67.5 

Garland, Hamlin. Witches' Gold. G18.4 

Grant, Robert. The Law Breakers. G76.3 

Green, Anna Katherine. The Woman in the Alcove. G82 

Green, Sarah McLane. Power Lot. G83.5 

Howells, Wm. Dean. Through the Eye of the Needle. H85.9 

Johnson, Owen. Max Fargus. J62.2 

King, Basil. The Giant's Strength. K57.3 

Klein, Charles. The Lion and the Mouse. K67 



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LaRame, De. Dog of Flanders. L32 

Lefevre, Edwin. Sampson Rock of Wall Street. L51 

Lincoln. Joseph. Partners of the Tide. L63.2 

Little. Frances. The Lady of the Decoration. L72 

Mason, A. E. U. Running Water. M29 

McCall, Sidney. The Breath of the Gods. M12.2 

McGrath. Harold. Half a Rogue. M15.2 

Mumo. Neil. Bud. M92n 

Palmer, Frederick. Lucy of the Stars. P18 

Peake, Elmore E. The Little King of Angel's Landing. P31 

Reed, Myrtle. At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern. R26 

Reed, Myrtle. Lavender and Old Lace. R26.2 

\levd. Myrtle. The Master's Violin. R26.3 

Richmond, Grace. The Second Violin. R41 

Smith, Hopkinson. Colonel Carter of Cartersville. SM9.6 

Colonel Carter's Christmas. SM9.7 

Smith, Mary P. W. Boys of the Border. jSMll.8 

Stoddard, W. (). Two Cadets with Washington. JST7.7 

Stratemever. Edward. 'Frail and Tradingpost. jSTo.8 

Under the Mikado's Flag. JST5.9 

On to Pekin. JST5.10 

At the Fall of Port Arthur. jST5.ll 

Dave Porter in the South Seas. JST5.12 

Thompson, Adele E. Polly of the Pines. jT37a 

Thompson, Adele E. Brave Heart Elizabeth. jT37a.2 

Thurston. Katherine Cecil. The Mystics. T42.2 

Walcott, Earl Ashley. Blindfolded. W17 

Waller, M. E. The Wood-carver of Lympus. W16.2 

Wright, Mary Tappan. The Tower. W92 

Warner. Anne. The Rejuvination of Aunt Mary. W24a 

Wiggin, Kate Douglas. New Chronicles of Rebecca. W(>3.11 

Wilkins Freeman, Mary E. The Light of the Soul. W66.9 



Assessors' Valuation List 



AND 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 

t)F 

GREENWICH, 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March 1 , I 909. 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 
Press of L. H. BLACKMER. 

1909. 



To tHe Citizens of'-Grrenwich . 

■ 

Your Assessors suhmlt the following as their report of the valua- 
tion" an-.l taxes for the year 1908 : - 

Soldiers" Exfm:.1'>\. — Chapter 31 5, Acts of 1906. Upon request, 
exempts soldiers and sailors who s«rv; '1 .in, the Civil War. and who re- 
ceived an honorable discharge therefrom, from the payment of a poll 
tax. and such soldiers or sailors, their wives or widows, provided the 
combined property of the husband and wife, or the property of the 
widow, does not exceed in value S 5000 are exempted from taxation 
to the amount of $ 1000. hut not more than % 1000 shall he exempted 
in any one family. 




Valuation and Taxes, 



It was voted at a town meeting held March, 1908, the following 
regulation for collecting the taxes : 

All taxes shall become due on September 1st. 

That six per cent per annum be added to all taxes not paid on or 
before October 1st, until they are paid. 

That a legal course be taken to collect all taxes not paid Feb- 
ruary 1st, 1909. 

State tax. $ 440.00 

County tax. 392.86 

Town grant and note. 3,500.00 

Overlayings upon all taxes. 120.93 

Rate of taxation per $ 1000. 16.00 

PROPERTY EXEMPTED FROM TAXATION. 

Congregational Church, $ 3,100 

Independent L beral Church. 2,050 

Soldiers' exemption, 6,925 

Women worth less than $ 1,000. 2,675 

Amos Doubleday. 475 



EXPLANATORY : In following pages " o. p. " means other personal. 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



A den Ezra P. S. & Son. 2 horses 150, 14 cows 
120, 1 yearling 15, 585. 2 houses 400, 1 
barn 300, coin and carriage house 50, farm 
60a 750, 1500. 2085 

Alden Ezra P. S. Poll. 

Alden Fred E. B. Poll. 

Abbott Earnest W. Poll. 1 horse 50, 900 pig- 
eons 600, 70 fowls 35, <>S.">. 1 house 200, 
barn 100, cottage loo. 5 hen houses 250, 
farm 110a 500, 1150. 

Beecher Daniel Poll. 

Brooks Burt V. Poll, house 200, barn 75, faun 
20a 150, 425. 

Billings Thomas. Poll. 3 cows 75. L' swine 15, 
>. House 1 50. barn 50. farm 36a 300, 
500. 590 

Billings Joseph. Poll. 2 hoists 75, VI cows 200, 
275. House 200. barn 125. farm 20a 150. 
Hannum lot 21a I'M). Haskell lot 60a (500. 
Seai- l.»t 30a 250, Weston Fuller lot 32a 
250, 1675. 1950 

Barlow Francis N. Poll. 2 horses 150. 9 cows 
270, 2 two vr. 25. 120 fowls 00. 505. 
House 300.' barn 200, 2 hen-houses 100, 
farm 80a 1000. 1600. 2105 

Barlow George. Poll. 

Bishop Est Win. H. Stock in trade 4700. o.p. 
6480, 11 ISO. House 700. barn 200, house 
lot 3£a 200. Leonard lot 12a 50. 1150. 12330 

Beals Nathan A. Poll. 

Horse 75. row 25. 100. House 250, 2 
barns 150. farm 40a 400, 800. (Under 
soldiers law. Ex. ) 

Beals Lerov. Colt 100. house 70, Morgan lot 
10a K>0. 170. ( under soldier's law. Ex. ) 

Blackmer Mis. A. H. Houm- 550, barn 200, 

farm 25a 25(1. 1(100. 1000 

Brown Robert. Poll, horse 60, colt 150. 5 cows 
15o. 1 swine 15. 375. House loo. ham 
250, hen house 25. farm 107a 37,0. 725. 1100 

Bacon Edwin A. Poll. 

Bacon John. Poll, cow 25. house loo. barn 25. 
house lot la 50. 1 75. 

Bacon Herbert Poll. 

Carries: Wm. H. Poll. 3 horses 175. 7 cows 
175. 1 yearling L0, 70 fowls 35, 395. 



33.36 
2.00 
2.00 



31.36 

2.oo 

8.80 



11.44 



33.20 



2.oo 



197.28 

2.oo 



10.00 



19.60 

2.oo 

5.20 
2.oo 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names . Valuat ion . 


Total. 


Tax. 


House 300, barn 100, farm 75a 400, 800. 


1195 


21.12 


Churchill Fred W. Poll. 




2.00 


Churchill Fred A. W. Poll. 




2.00 


Churchill Mrs. Francis B. 2 horses 150, 6 cows 






180, 1 two yr. 20, 2 swine 10, 20 fowls 10, 






370. House 250, barn 250, farm 200a 






1000, 1500. 


1870 


29.92 


Caswell Mylon E. Poll, horse 75, 2 cows 60, 






135. House 750, barn 100, house lot ^a50, 






900. 


1035 


18.56 


Cutter Daniel S. Poll, o. p. 100, meadow lot 






36a 360. 


460 


9.36 


Clark Horace. Poll. 




2.00 


Clark Mrs. Naomi E. 3 horses 200, 12 cows 






360, 5 yearlings 75, o. p. 50, 685, House 






350, barn 450, store-house 100, farm 80a 






950, Shaw lot 23a 250, Amos Clark farm 






100a 600, 2700. 


3385 


54.16 


Clifford Albert P. Horse 25. ( Under soldiers' 






law, Ex. ) 






Clifford Ruthurford A. Poll. 




2.00 


Clifford Mrs. A. J. Cottage 300, lot Ja 100, 






400. 


400 


6.40 


Clifford Miss A. Bernice. Lot Ja 75. 


75 


1.20 


Clifford Mrs. Effie. House 50, house lot 10a 






50. Ex. 






Clark James T. Horse 35, cow 20, 55. 






House 100, barn 50, farm 20a 100, 250. 






( Under soldiers' law, Ex. ) 






Comee Mrs. Etta, House 475, house lot la 25. 






Ex. 






C>it Chas. B. Poll, 2 horses 125, 9 cows 270, 1 






yearling 15, 410. House 750, barn 200, 






Alden house 200, Alden barn 150, wagon 






house 50, house lot .la 50, farm 50a 550, 






Pierce lot 30a 1000, Earle lot 4a 50, 3000. 


3410 


56.56 


Coit Edgar W. Poll, o. p. 30. 


30 


2.48 


Chapman Gilbert A. Poll, horse 25, cow 30, 






yearling 10, o. p. 1000, 1065. House 150, 






barn 150, farm 95a 300, swamp lot 12a 15, 






615. 


1680 


28.88 


Cheese Factory. Factory 650, lot ia 50, 700. 


700 


11.20 


Chamberlin Mrs. Augusta. House 2000, house 






lot §a 100. 


2100 


33.60 


Drinkwater Chas. A. Poll, 2 horses 150, 3 cows 






90, 1 yearling 15, 220 fowls 110, o. p. 30, 







6 



VALUATION AND TAXES <»f THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



395. - houses 300, barn 100. 6 lien houses 

150, farm 200a 050. 1200. 
Douglas Win. S. Poll, horse 75. 2 cows 50, o. 

p. 25, 150. House- 750. barn 300. shop 

100. farm 50a 750. 1900. 
Duncan Mrs. Mary J. House 600. barn 150, 

house lot ]a 50, 800. ( Under soldiers' law. 

Ex. ) 
Doubledav Amos. House 150, barn 75. farm 

27a 250, 475. Ex. 
Dyer Chas. F. Poll, horse 75, 8 cows 240, 315. 
Douglas Miss C. C. House 650. barn 150, house 

lot la 100, 900. 
Dickinson Rev. Geo. L. Poll, horse 50. 3 cows 

75. 1 two yr. 20, 145. House 200, barn 

175. hen house 100, farm 100a 525, 1000. 
Dickinson Howard H. Poll, stock in trade 1000, 

2 horses 75, 1075. 
Dunham Benj. W. Poll, store 800, store site },a 

100, 900. 
Drink water Miss Charlotte V. 3 horses 225. 7 

cows 210, 3 yearlings 45, 2 swine 10. 70 

fowls 35, o. p. 25, 550. House 400. barn 

200, hen house 25, wood house 75. school 

building 300, Sanborn Cottage 6000, farm 

55a 200, Spooner meadow 10a 125, Ox Bow 

7a 75. Seal's farm 100a 400. 7800. 
Edson FredL. Poll. 
Edson Mrs. Carrie. Horse 25. cow 25. 1 two yr. 

15. 1 yearling 10. 75. House 200. barn 

150, farm 84a 500. plain lot 25a 50. 900. 

Ex. 500. 
Estey Brothers. Wood lot 50a 700. 
Ellerv Silas H. Poll, stock in trade 500. 3 horses 

225. 2 swine 15, o. p. 250. 990. Hotel 

house 1500. barn 500, farm 11a 500, 2500. 
F<u ell Edgar O. Poll. 1 horse 50. 2 cows 60, 

110. 
Felton Webster F. Poll. 2 horses 1 75. house 

150. barn 250, hen house & shed 50. farm 

65a 550, Pomeroy lot 16a 300, 1300. 
Foley Francis F. House 350. barn 125. farm 

12a 225, plain lot 8a 150, 850. ( Under 

soldiers' law, Ex. ) 
Foley Fred F. Poll. 
Gray Adonijah L. Poll, 2 horses 100. 13 cows 



1595 



2050 



8350 



1475 



27.5^ 



34.80 



315 


7.04 


900 


14.40 


1145 


20.32 


1075 


19.20 


900 


16.40 



133.60 
2.00 



475 


7.60 


700 


11.20 


3490 


57.84 


110 


3.76 



25.60 



2.00 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. Valuation. 


Total. 


Tax. 


390, 2 swine 10, 500. House 200, barn 






350, ice & corn house 75, farm 100a 1175, 






1800. ' 


2300 


38.80 


Gould Mrs. Eliza. House 450, barn 150, office 






building 50, house lot 2a 200, 850. Ex. 500. 


350 


5.60 


Gibbs Geo. T. Poll. 




2.00 


Glazier Walter H. Poll, horse 50. 4 cows 105, 






44 fowls 22, o. p. 25, 182. House 300, barn 






200, hen house 50, farm 150a 1200, 1750. 


1932 


32.91 


Giffin Win. H. Poll, stock in trade 1500, horse 






50, 1550. House 750, barn 100, shop 50, 






Bacon house 50. Hoyt house 600, house lot 






L a 50, house lot ^a 75, house lot J,a 50, 






Woods lot 8a 200, 1925. 


3475 


57.60 


Gamwell Geo. M. Poll, house 400, barn 50, house 






lot ^a 50, 500. 


500 


10.00 


Graves Rov S. Poll, o. p. 150. 


150 


4.40 


Gelling Wm. A. Poll. 




2.00 


Harris Clarence B. Poll. 




2.00 


Hunter Austin. Poll. 4 horses 300, 28 cows 770. 






4 yearlings 80, 1 swine 15, 85 fowls 40, o. p. 






40, 1245. 2 houses 750, 2 barns 700, wagon 






house 50, hen house 25, farm 265a 4200. 






plain lot 7a 100, Northam lot 50a 250, Bond 






lot 12a 150, swamp lot 13a 25. 


7495 


121.92 


Hunter Edward M. Poll, Manley lot 30a 300. 






Pomeroy lot 12a 100, old grove lot 25a 100. 


500 


10.00 


Hunter David M. Poll. 




2.00 


Hunter Henry E. Poll. 




2.00 


Hunter Harry E. Poll. 




2.00 


Hunter Geo. L. Poll, horse 50, 2 cows 50, 1 






yearling 20, 2 swine 15, 50 fowls 25, 160. 






House 200. barn 250, farm 40a 500. Ayers 






pasture 10a 150. Phipps lot 15a 150, 1250. 


1410 


24.56 


Haskell Mrs. K. P. House 350, barn 50, house 






lot 2a 200, 600. ( under soldier's law, Ex. ) 






Hall Frank P. Poll, stock in trade 3000, 2 hor- 






ses 200, o. p. 50. 3250. Store and tene- 






ment 2400, store site ia 100, 2500. 


5750 


94.00 


Howe Newell E. Poll, house 100, barn 100. 






farm 115a 450, 650. 


650 


12.40 


Harrington Clinton P. Poll, 3 horses 250, o.p. 






25, 275. House 300. barn 150, 2 sheds 50, 






farm 30a 300, Whitcomb lot 2a 25, Double- 






day lot 14a 300, Tourtelotte lot 27a 300. 






Hemmingway lot 10a 75, Howard lot 46a 







VALUATION AND TANKS <>K THE TOWN OF (JRKKXW'H'H. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



500, Sturtevant lot 48a 500, spring lot 15a 
7.). plain lot 15a 75. Shaw lot 2a 25. Estey 
tail ii 50a 500. .SI 75. 

Harrington Robert. Poll, o. p. 2500. 

Harris Mrs. M. S. Horse 40. cow 20, 60. 

Jones Chas. L. Poll. 

Jones Mrs. Elizabeth M. House 250. 2 barns 
400. lien house 50, farm 50a 550. 

Januszajtis Anthony. Poll, machinery 50, 2 hor- 
ses 75. 7 cows 175, 1 two yr. 15, 2 yearlings 
25. 4 swine 50, o. p. 25, 395. House 200, 
barn 250, shed 25, farm 155a 800. Lincoln 
farm 100a 450, 1725. 

Johnston Henry D. Poll, stock in trade 500, cow 
30, horse 75, 350 fowls 175, 225 pigeons 
150. o. p. 75. 1005. House 400, barn 200. 
lien houses 200. store house 200, house lot 
4a 210, Spooner lot 14a 150, 1350. 

Johnson Est. of Mrs. Julia. House 250, house 
lot ja 25. 

Jones Wm. H. Poll. 

Jones Mrs. Wm. H. 90 fowls 45, house 275, 
barn 100. hen house 50, house lot 2a 125. 

Johnson Willis. Poll. 

Kelley Mrs. & Misses. 1 horse 50, 5 cows 125. 
1 75. House 800, barn 400, house lot 4a 200, 
Towne lot 30a 300, 1700. 

Kelley Lillian. Cottage 200, Douglas lot 21a 
600, Walker lot 30a 250, 1050. 

Kelley Nellie. Plain lot 18a 250. 

King Willis R. Poll, stock in trade 50, horse 75. 
o. ]). 25. 

King Edward T. Poll, stock in trade 800. ma- 
' ohinery 100, 12 horses 1000. 14 cows 300, 2 
yearlings 30, 6 swine 60, o. p. 100, 2390. 
Farm barn 150. store house 25, Wheeler house 
400, Wheeler barn 100, Wheeler shop 325. 
Powers house 1100. Powers barn 100, Clif- 
ford house 200. Clifford barn 200, farm 33a 
300, Wheeler farm 17a 500. shop site ]a 25, 
Powers house lot 15a 150, Clifford house lot 
>a 25, Douglas lot 54a 250, Haskell lot 4a 35. 
Davis lot 2a 25, Russel lot 16a 150, old 
school lot {a 25, Avers, Fewell & Brookslots 
60a 300, Abbot lot 12a 300, Alden lot 33a 
300. house lot |a 50, 5035. 



3450 

2500 
60 



1250 



2120 



2355 
275 

550 

1875 



57.20 

42.00 

.96 

2.00 

20.00 



35.92 



39.68 

4.40 
2.00 

9.52 
2.00 



30.00 



1050 


16.80 


250 


4.00 


150 


4.40 



'425 



120.80 



VALUATION' AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



9 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



King Mrs. Jane. House 250, house lot la 25. 
275. Ex. 

King Mrs. C. H. House 350, lot * a 50, 400. Ex. 

King Alfred. Poll, horse 40. 2 cows 50, year- 
ling 15. 105. House 300. barn 100, farm 
• 56a 350, 750. 

King John H. Poll. 

King Arthur. Poll. 

Lincoln John V. Poll, 1 horse 100. 5 cows 150, 
4 yearlings 50. 300. House 200, barn 200, 
farm 38a 400, Sly lot 10a 75, Bruce lot 40a 
250, old farm lot 10a 50, Sturtevant lot 31a 
200. 1375. 

Leonard Chas. E. Poll, cow 25. house 150. barn 
50, farm 40a 300, 500. 

Litch Joseph. Poll, horse 75, cow 25. 

Litch Mrs. Ella. House 250. barn 100, store 
house 50, farm 20a 300. 

Loux Geo. B. Poll, 2 horses 150, 8 cows 200, 
6 two vr. 100, 70 fowls 35, o. p. 50, 535. 
House 400, barn 400, shed 50, farm 100a 
900, 1750. 

Lyman Henry M. Poll, 2 horses 50, 1 cow 25, 

1 yearling 10, 85. House 150, 2 barns 150, 
farm 95a 400, 700. 

Lego Henry R- Poll, horse 50, cow 25, 50 fowls 
25. 

Manley Chas. A. Poll, horse 50, 4 cows 100, 
150. House 300, barn 200, hen house 25, 
house lot 4a 150, old house lot 2a 50, farm 
50a 350, Fuller. Marcy & Keith lots 105a 
525. 

Miller Clarence E. Poll, house 550. house lot la 
50, sprout lot 11a 125. 

Moore Emory A. Poll, stock in trade 200. black- 
smith shop 800, shop site j^a 50. 

Moore Mrs. Emory A. House 650. house lot la 
50. 

Moore C A. Poll, wood lot 50a 500. 

Moore John N. Poll, stock in trade 5000. machi- 
nery 1000. 

Mason Geo. N. Poll, 2 horses 75. 7 cows 200, 

2 two yr. 40, o. p. 45. 360. 

Mason Geo. L. Poll, machinery 150, o. p. 100. 

Moline Andrew J. Poll. 

Morgan Mrs. Nancy. 3 horses 150. 13 coavs 340. 



855 



1675 

525 
100 

700 

2285 

785 
105 



1750 

725 

1050 

700| 
500: 

6000 

360 

250 



15.68 
2.00 
2.00 



28.80 

10.40 
3.60 

11.20 



38.56 

14.56 
3.68 



30.00 

13.60 

18.80 

11.20 
10.00 

98.00 



6.00 
2.00 



Ill 



VALUATION AND TAXES <>K THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



2 yearlings 30, 20 fowls 10, o. p. 50, 580. 
Houm' 300, bam 400. store house 100, cot- 
tage 25, ben house 25, farm 142a 1400, plain 
lot 76a 350, 2000. 

Newton Eugene H. Poll. 

Nevins Geo. E. Poll, horse 75, cow 25, o. p. 
25, L25. House 400, barn 100, shop 25, 
house lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 25a 200, Gibbs 
lot 7a 50, 875. 

Nevins Mis. and Miss. House 700, barn 100, 
house lot la 100, Ex. 

Powers John, Poll, stock in trade 600, machin- 
ery 200, 3 horses 200, 3 cows 75, 2 year- 
lings 30. 4 swine 40, 70 fowls 35, 1180. 
House 250, barn 125, hen house 50, Nutting 
house 150, Nutting barn 50, Nutting hen 
house 50, saw mill 100, BarroAvs barn 50, 
farm 75a 450, Nutting farm 100a 750, mill 
site and lot 2^a 125, Barrow r 's farm 140a 
650, pasture and wood land 30a 300, Brown 
lot 25a 100. 

Powers Frank C. Poll, horse 60, cow 25, 85. 
House 250, barn 150, corn & hen house 50, 
farm 30a 600, Marcy lot 50a 150, Sprout lot 
3a 100, Russel lot 12a 200. 

Powers Elmer L. Poll, stock in trade 100, 2 
horses 100, 6 cows 150, 3 swine 15, o. p. 30. 

Powers Est. of Addie. House 200, barn 100, 
shop 100, farm 30a 150, building lot Va 50. 

Parker Miss Lucy A. 1 house 850, wood house 
50, house lot 3a 200. 

Park hurst Pliny. Poll, horse 75, house 500, 
barn 100, hen house 25, house lot -J- a 50. 
farm 13a 500, 1175. 

Phipps Geo. E. Poll, stock in trade 300, 2 hor- 
ses 150, o. p. 1000, 1450. House 150, 2 
bains 100. farm 45a 300, Fuller farm 80a 
320, 870. 

Parker Abel O. Poll, 3 horses 225, 7 cows 175, 
2 two yr. 30, 2 yearlings 20, 2 swine 25, 
475. Bailey barn 150, Bailey lot 30a 550, 
farm 5a L50, Bailey hill 100a 300, Lincoln 
lot 75a 300, Spooner lot 5a 250. 1700. 

Parker Webster M. Poll, horse 50, o. p. 25. 

Parker Mrs. Abel O. House 600, barn 200. car- 
riage house 50. house lot 21 a 150. 



3180 



1000 



4380 



1250 



2320 



2175 
75 

1000 



50.88 
2.00 



18.00 



72.08 



1585 


27.36 


295 


6.72 


600 


9.60 


1100 


17.60 



22.00 



39.12 



36.80 
3.20 

16.00 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



11 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Parker Frank L. Poll, stock in trade 1750, 2 

horses 150, o. p. 50, 1950. House 1000, 

barn 350, Morse house 150, Morse barn 50 

house lot |a 50, Morse house lot 2a 200. 

1800. 
Pomeroy Arthur H. Poll. 
Pomeroy Miss Lucy E. Horse 25, 2 cows 50, 

1 yearling 15, 70 fowls 35, o. p. 50, 175. 

House 300, barn 300, Colton house 200, hen- 
houses 100, farm 120a 1000, Bond lot 8a 

25, 1925. 
Pulsipher V. O. Poll, 1" horse 75, 8 cows 200, 

70 fowls 35, o. p. 15, 325. House 200, barn 

100, corn house 25, hen house 25, farm 90a 

550, 900. 
Richards James L. Poll. 
Richards Mrs. Mary L. Horse 75, 4 cows 100, 

1 yearling 15, o. p. 15, 205. House 200, 

barn 150, farm 81a 850, 1200. 
Rice Lyman. Poll, horse 75, o. p. 25, 100, 

House 700, barn 200, shed 25, house lot ^a 

100, Fuller lot 18a 175, 1200. 
Root Elliot H. Poll, 2 horses 125, house 175, 

barn 50, shop 75, house lot 10a 100, 400. 
Root Albert L. Poll, horse 75, house 275, barn 

and shed 200, house lot 3a 75, Doake lot 26a 

100, Pomeroy lot 10a 25, 675. 
Root Mrs. Lucinda. House 350, barn 200, hen 

house 25, farm 80a 700, Potter lot 20a 300, 

1575. ( Under soldier's law, Ex. ^. ) 
Reed Mrs. Delia. House 150, 2 barns 200, farm 

155a 650, 1000. 
Root Miss Amelia M. House 150, barn 100, 

farm 140a 550, Hartwell lot 75a 300, 1100. 
Rogers Frank. Poll, house 150, barn 75, farm 

25a 200, 425. 
Reed Thomas N. Poll. 
Stevens Albert A. Poll, house 400, house lot la 

50, 450. 
Sibley Mrs. Mary E. 1 horse 75, 4 cows 120, 

195. 1 house 250, barn 175, carriage house 

25, farm 60a 500, Pierce meadow 4a 20, 

970. 
Sears Est. Abbie. House 400, barn 50, house 

lot 2a 150. 
Stockwell Simon M. Horse 50, house 600, barn 



3750 



2100 
1225 

1405 

1300 

525 

750 

1050 

1000 

1100 

425 

450 

1165 

600 



62.00 
2.00 



33.60 



21.60 
2.00 



22.48 

22.80 
10.40 

14.00 

16.80 

16.00 

17.60 

8.80 
2.00 

9.20 

18.64 
9.60 



L2 



VALUATION AND TAXES <>K THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



100. house lot ]n 50, Jordon lot 35a 350. 

1100. ( Under soldier's law, Ex. 1000. ) 
Severance Thomas. Poll. 2 horses 150, 6 cows 

150, 2 yearlings 25, 2 swine 10. 335. 

House200, barn 200. farm 120a 700. 1100. 
Simmons William. Poll. 2 horses 150. cow 25. 

175. House 200, barn 100, hen house 25. 

farm 100a 1000. 1325. 
Society Cong. House 000. barn 50. house lot ?, a 

50, 700. 
Society Intl. Liberal. Barn 225, barn lot J, a 25. 
Schmerhorn Sheldon A. Poll. 1 horse 50. 4 cows 

loo. 2 yearlings 25, o. p. 25, 200. House 

300. bain 200. farm 50a 500. 1000. 
Snow Alden A. Poll, horse 25. cow 30. o. p. 

1000. 1055. House 1600, barn 300. house 

lot U 100, 2000. 
Sloan Warren P. Poll, stock in trade 700. 
Soderberg N. Wickton. Poll. 
Soderberg ct Laocan. 1 horse 100. cow25, o. p. 

35, 160. House 150, barn 100, farm 100a 

:ion. 550. 
Sawtelle Benj. A. Poll, horse 75. cow 30. 105. 
Sawtelle Mrs. Elizabeth C. House 000. barn 

100. farm 26a 300, 1000. 
Stone J. Madison. Poll. 
Thomas Will H. Poll, horse 75. barn 100, farm 

100a 700. 800. 
Thrasher Joseph L. Poll. 2 horses 175. 8 cows 

240. 2 two yr. 50, 1 yearling 20. 485. 1 

house 250. barn 1 50. Stone house 25, car- 
riage bouse 25, farm 50a 500. Paige meadow 

12a 50, Fry house 125. Fry barn 50. Fr\ 

farm 7a 75. 1250. 
Thrasher Harrison L. Poll. 2 horses 125. 
Thayer Prank A. Poll, horse 100, cow 30, o. p. 

' 15, 145. 
Taylor I. P. Poll, house 100. bain 50. farm 9a 

150. 300. 
Towne Miss Ella F. Personal 2200. house 050. 

bam 100. bouse lot P,a 150. 1200. 
Tyler Coleman J. Poll, 4 cows 1 00. 2 two yr. 

30, 130. House 175. barn 100. farm 50a 

325, 600. 
Thrasher Fred M. Poll, horse 50. 
Twible Actkinson. 1*011. horse 75. 7 cows 175. 



Total. 


Tax. 


180 


2.40 


1435 


24.90 



1500 

70»i 
250 



1200 



3055 



700 



710 

105 

1000 



875 



26.00 

11.20 
4.00 



21.20 



50.8S 

13.20 

2.oo 



11.36 

3.(58 

16.00 

2.00 

16.00 



1735 


20.70 


125 


4.00 


145 


4.32 


300 


0.80 


3400 


54.40 


730 


13. OS 


50 


2.80 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



13 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



3 swine 20, 270. House 350, barn 250, 
farm 60a 600, Pomeroy lot 23a 150, Chat- 
man lot 2a 50, 1400. 
Thayer Carmi C. Poll horse 75, cow 25, 1 two 
yr. 15, 30 fowls 15, o. p. 6000, 6130. 
House 250, barn 100, hen house 50, farm 
60a 400, 800. 
Towne Edmond L. Poll. 
Upton Lewis I. Poll. 
Upton Edward L. Poll, horse 35, cow 30, 65. 

House 200, barn 200, farm 22a 200, 600. 
Uracius Cyprian. Poll. 

Vaughn Martin E. Horse 75, house 200, barn 
50, Tourtelotte house 150, Tourtelotte barn 
100, hen house 25, house lot la 50, house lot 
6a 100, Russell lot 10a 50, plain lot 16a 50,1 
850. ( Under soldiers' law, Ex. ) 

Vaughn Fred H. Poll, stock in trade 300. 

Vaughn Jesse M. Poll, stock in trade 500, 31 
horses 250, cow 25, o. p. 25, 800. House 
800, barn 100, hen house 25, farm 15a 600 
1525. 

Vaugh Sylvanus. Poll, horse 75. 

Walker Wra. H. 2 polls, stock in trade 500, ma 
chinery 1000, 3 horses 250, 2 oxen 125. 2 
cows 50, 1925. House 900, barn 300, store 
and tenement 1500, store house 100, ice 
house 25, saw and grist mill 2000, box shop 
950, house lot ^a 100, store site ia 100, 
store house site ^a 25. mill privilege 10^a 
1000, shop site ^a 50. Butterfield lot 5a 
100, Ledge lot 2a 10, Bailey lot ' 70a 800. 
school hill lot 60a 500, Powers lot 35a 350. 
Hale lot 20a 200. Whipple lot 50a 500, 
Snow lot 35a 215, Russell lot 45a 450, War- 
ner lot 13a 100, 10275. 

Walker James H. Poll. 

Walker Geo. B. Trustee. House lot 9a 90, Stur- 
tevant lot 5a 35, plain lot 3^a 35, Hannum 
lot 35a 200, Pond lot 18a 50, 410. 

Walker Mrs. Sarah. Personal, 1000. 

Woods Mrs. John. House 600, barn 100, house 
lot lia 100, 800. 

Winter Heirs of Geo. L. House 800, barn 150, 
hen house 25, house lot 2a 300, Record lot 3a 
150, Bailey lot 4a 125. 



1670 



6930 



665 



300 



2325 

75 



12200 

410 
1000 

800 
1550 



28.72 



112.88 

2.00 
2.00 

12.64 

2.00 



6.80 



39.20 
3.20 



199.20 
2.00 



6.56 
16.00 

12.80 
24.80 



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VALUATION AND TAXKS OF THE TOWN OF (iREKNWH'H. 



Namee. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Woods Geo. E. Poll, house 300, bain 100, house 
150. house lot la 100. house lot la 50. Kino- 
lot 15a 100. 



Wheeler Geo. W. Horse 50, cow 25. 2 two vr. 
30. 105. House 200. barn 50. house 100. 
barn 50. farm 85a 550, farm 80a 650. sprout 
land 10a 25. Sly lot 50a 100. 1830. ( Un- 
der soldiers' law, Ex. 1000. ) 

Wheeler John A. Poll, house 200, barn 100. 
farm 40a 250, plain lot 33a 100, Lincoln lot 
33a 100, 800. 

Weston Daniel G. Poll, stock in trade 200. horse 
75. cow 20, o. p. 400. 695. Hotel house 
1200. barn 250. shop 100. farm 27a 550. 
2100. 

Warner Geo. N. Poll. 

Warner Mrs. Geo. N. 2 horses 150, 2 cows 50. 
o. p. 25, 225. 2 houses 1000, barn 250, hen 
houses 400. Vaughn house 150, Vaughn barn 
100. farm 85a 600. Vaughn farm 30a 150, 
2650. 

Warren Geo. L. Poll, 100 fowls 50, o. p. 125. 

Warren James P. Poll. 



800 



830 



800 



2795 



2875 
175 



14.80 



13.28 
14.80 



46.72 
2.00 



46.00 
4.80 
2.00 



Non-Residents. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Howe Wm. F. 
Flint Josiah W 

800. 
Gillette Heirs of 

15a 200 
Ware Mrs H. B. 
Felton Chas. W 



Enfield. Rogers lot 10a 50. 
Enfield. Mountain lot 90a 

D. B. Enfield. Woods lot 



Enfield. Plain lot 4a 40 
Enfield. Richards pasture 
30a 300, Sibley lot 15a 50. 
Thurston Jason. Enfield. Mowing and pasture 

12a 300. 
Eddy John M. 
Smith Henry E. 
Woods & Ward. 



Woodland 4a 50. 
Pasture land 8a. 
Potter lot 100a 350, 



Enfield. 
Enfield. 
Enfield. 
Sturtevant lot 25a 100, Leonard lot 12a 50. 

Swift River Co. Enfield. Land and water pow- 
er 40a 600, Joslyn & Stevens lots 35a 2000. 
Fuller lot 8a 100, 2700. 

Crowther John. Enfield. Pike cottage 250, 
Sacket cottage 250, Cooper cottage 300, store 
house ( R. R. ) 100, Pomeroy lot 33a 400, 
leased land & track la 500. 

Heggerty Patrick. Enfield. 1 horse 40, 3 cows 
90, 130. Barn 100, farm 55a 300. 

Lochlan Miss H. B. Enfield. House 500, house 
Iot2ia200, 700. 

Smith Henry W. Enfield. House 1000, barn 
250, store house 75, house lot 8a 200, Phipps 
lot 2a 50, 4 building lots la 25, 1600. 



Total. 


Tax. 


50 


.80 


800 


12.80 


200 


3.20 


40 


.64 


350 


5.60 


300 


4.80 


50. 


.80 


100 


1.60 



500 

2700 

1800 
530 
700 

1600 



8.00 
43.20 

28.80 

8.48 

11.20 

25.60 



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VALUATION AND TAXES <>F THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Harwood Frank. 
Barnes Win. X. 
Sibley Frank M. 



Russell lot 15a 200. 

Newland lot 12a 150. 
Powell lot 60a 300. 

Sibley lot 40a 300. 



Smith Henry W. Enfield. Church lot j a L50. 

Segur Wm. B. Enfield. 3 building lots fa 225. 

Joslyn .Mrs. Hattie. Enfield. Walker lot 20a 

LOO, Blodgett lot 7a 50. Dickinson lot 2a 20, 

Joslyn lot 5a 50, Topliff lot 3a 10. 280. 

Bassett Alansford. Ware. Sprout land 30a 225. 

Southworth Bros. Ware. Sprout lot 9a 200. 

Ware Lumber Co. Ware. Bailey grove lot 25a 

150, part of Bailev farm 50a 300, Smith lot 

4()a 500, 950. 

Sanford Daniel. Ware. 

Ware 

Ware. 

Ware 

Thrasher Est. John. Ware. Land 6a 75. 
Abbott Chas. J. Prescott Meadow lot 4a 50. 
Whittaker Silas. Prescott. Russell lot 12a 100. 1 
Allen Mrs. Geo. F. Prescott. Meadow lot 6a 

50, Avers lot 20a 200, 250. 
Brown Marshall. Prescott. Estey lot 20a 150. 
Paige Chas. Prescott. White lot 15a 300. 
Kelley Eugene G. Prescott. Chatman barn 50, 

Chatman farm 40a 250, 300. 
Gee & Tyler. Dana. Paige and Lincoln lots 

37a 225. 
Gee Chas. & Co. Dana. Tourtelotte lot 22a. 
Doubleday R. N. Dana. Sprout land 14a 250. 
Doubleday C. W. Dana. Wood land 18a 250. 
Buckholz Hermon. Springfield. Cottage 500, 

lot <a 150. 650. 
Richards Miss C. W. Springfield. Plain lot 5a. 
Boston Ot Albany R. R. Springfield. Land 3a. 
Eaton Philip. Springfield. Thomas lot 12a. 
Linguist John. Springfield. Sprout lot 5a 50. 
Burgin Alfred. Springfield. Cottage 300. boat 

house 50. cottage lot {a 75. Sni s lot \w 75. 
Young Fred II. Springfield. House 200. barn 

100. farm 140a 700. 1000. 
Burlingame Mrs. A. Springfield. Bobbins lot 

4a 30. 
Fewell Wm. H. Springfield. House 200. barn 

75. hen house 25. farm 20a 200. 
Green Edward S. Springfield. House <S50. 

house lot \n 50. 
[nglehard Frank. Springfield. Cottage 600. 
."> building lots |a 225. 825. 



150 



280 
225 
200 



950 

200 
150 
300 
300 
75 
5(i 
100 

250 
150 

300 

300 



L\4<> 
3.60 



4.4S 
3.60 
3.20 



15.20 

3.20 

2.40 
4.80 
4.80 
1.20 
.80 
1.60 

4.00 
2.40 
4.80 

4. SO 



225 


3.60 


4<>o 


0.40 


250 


4.00 


250 


4.00 


650 


10.40 


50 


.80 


200 


3.20 


150 


2.40 


50 


.80 


500 


8.00 


1000 


16.00 


30 


.48 


500 


S.00 


000 


14.40 


825 


13.20 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



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Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Colnn Julias. Springfield. Building lot |a 75. 
Butterfield Mrs. Dolly. Springfield. House 
275, barn 75, house lot l^a 100, 450. Ex. 
Boston & Maine R. R. Boston. Land 16a 200. 
Wescott Miss Florence A. Boston. Land 20a, 
Maxim Mrs. Jane. Boston. Building lot ^a 75. 
Baer Leonard. Boston. 2 building lots 150. 
Diamond Match Co. Athol. Johnson farm 60a 

300, Avery lot 12a 50, 350. 
Newton Willard. Athol. Mc Kennev farm 80a 

250. Bailey lot 60a 600, 850. 
Ellis Mrs. Adeline E. Athol. House 250, barn 

50, house lot 5a 100, 400. 
Fay O. A. Athol. Swamp lot 14a 100, plain 

lot 50a 300, Hill lot 70a 350, Morgan lot 

225a 1000. Freeman lot 19a 50, Haskell lot 

14a 50, Warner lot 44a 250, Bailey lot 12a 

100. 2200. 

Powers O. J. Athol. Oakes lot 35a 400, Wheel- 
er lot 40a 500, Hill lot 7a 100, Brown lot 

80a 800, 1800. 
Stone H. E. Athol. Pomeroy house 500, house 

lot 2a 150, 650. 
Morgan Mrs. J. H. East Northfield. Hill lot 

75a 700. 
Hay Henry. Pittsfield 

1200, 1400. 
Vaughn Earnest H. Worcester. Cottage 1200, 

barn 200, Cook house 100, Sly lot 30a 300. 

plain lot 28a 150, north lot 12a 50, 2000. 
Bennett F. G. Wollaston. House 2000, barn 

300, house lot Ha 200, 2500. 
Smith Jennie A. Agawam. Wood land 10a 100. 
Snow Miss Frances M. West Brookfield. 

Phelps lot 130a 1750, Edson lot 6a 50, 1800. 
King Geo. P. Barre. Sprout land 22a 300. 
Holbrook J. F. Palmer. Sprout land 12a 200. 
Jones Frank L. Palmer. 2 houses 300, 2 barns 

175, shop 75, farm 36a 225, house lot la 25. 
Haskell Wm. Capioca, Kan. Sears lot 5a 50. 
Richards J. H. Utica, N. Y. Johnson lot 7a 75. 
Record heirs of Chas. S. Amesbury. Marcylot 

2a 20. 
Meeker Chas. W. Indian Orchard. Sprout lot 

35a 200. 
Walker Mrs. Hattie C. Hardwick. Part of 



Barn 200, hotel lot 25a 



75 

200 

500 

75 

150 

350 

850 

400 



2200 

1800 
650 
700 

1400 

2000 

2500 
100 

1800 
300 
200 

800 
50 
75 

20 

200 



1.20 

3.20 
8.00 
1.20 
2.40 

5.60 

13.60 

6.40 



35.20 

28.80 
10.40 
11.20 
22.40 

32.00 

40.00 
1.60 

28.80 
4.80 
3.20 

12.80 

.80 

1.20 

.32 

3.20 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. Valuation. 


Total. 


Tax. 


Bailey farm 20a 500, part of Bailey grove 






5a 150, Sly lot 30a 350, 1000. 


1000 


16.00 


Thrasher Fred A. Hardwick. Fuller lot 12a 






75, meadow 10a 50, 125. 


125 


2.10 


Hunter Walter L. Avon, Conn. Horse 50, 






Cleveland lot 20a 150, plain lot 20a 100, 250. 


300 


4.80 


Flanders Robert L. Maiden. House 200, barn 






200, hotel 1800, bowling alley 100, shed 50, 






farm 80a 750. Howard lot 30a 200. 


3300 


52.80 


Duguid Geo. Hartford, Conn. House 250, barn 






350, farm 127a 1000, 1600. 


1600 


25.60 


Jones John A. Yonkers, N. Y. Machinery 50, 






2 horses 150, 8 cows 250, 100 fowls 50, o. p. 






125, 625. House 600, barn 450, silo 150. 






corn house 50, hen house 50, farm 120a 1400, 






Russell lot 15a 50, 2750. 


3375 


54.00 


Root Harvey W. Geenwich. Conn. 3 building 






lots fa 225. 


225 


3.60 



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TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Total valuation, 
Total value of real estate, 
Total value of personal estate, 
Total tax for state, county, and town purposes, 
Rate per $ 1,000, 
Number of polls assessed, 
" " exempt, 

Tax on each poll. 
Total number of persons assessed. 
" " paying tax on property, 

" " " " poll only, 

Number of horses assessed, 
" u cows " 

" neat cattle other than cows. 

" swine assessed, 

" dwelling houses assessed. 

'• fowls assessed. 

•• acres land assessed. 



S 262,112.00 

197,305.00 

64,807.00 

4,453.79 

16.00 

139 

9 

$ 2.00 

247 

214 

33 

143 

313 

67 

35 

132 

1,769 

11,454 



WALTER H. GLAZIER. ) 
EDWARD T. KING. > 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) 



Assessors 

of 

Greenwich. 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To C. E. Miller, Constable of the town of Greenwich, 

« 

Greeting : 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of 
Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at 
their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Monday the twenty-ninth day 
of March, A. D. 1909, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
act on the following articles, viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one Over- 

seer of the Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two Library 
Trustees, Town Clerk, and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for three 
years. Also Tax Collector, Tree Warden, Treasurer, two Constables, 
Auditor, three Fence Viewers, and three Surveyors of Wood and Lum- 
ber, all for one year. Also on same ballot, to vote " Yes " or " No " 
in answer to the question : Shall license be granted for the sale of in- 
toxicating liquors in this town ? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for the 

year ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and act 

thereon. 



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Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 

defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation for the 
same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize its Treasurer, with 

the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money in anticipation of the 
taxes of the present municipal year, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will vote to charge interest on taxes 

after a certain date, and fix the rate. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to observe Memorial Day, 

or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will accept the provision of Chapter 

209, Acts of 1908, entitled " An Act to Provide for the Protection of 

« 

Forest or Sprout Lands from Fire. " 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to observe " Old Home 

Week ", or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money, 

provided the Massachusetts Highway Commission will add an equal a- 
mount for the purpose of improving the road leading from Greenwich 
Village past the railroad station, or act in relation thereto. 

The polls will be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon and may 
be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you are directed to 
serve this warrant by posting attested copies thereof at each of the Post 
Offices in Greenwich, seven days at least, before the time and place of 
said meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the town clerk on or before the time and 
place of said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-sixth day of February, A. D. 
1909. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER. ) Selectmen 
EDWARD T. KING, of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 



Report of Town Clerk. 





Vital statistics for igo8. 






BIRTHS. 


January 


10, 


Gladys Margaret King. 


February 


17, 


Eva Elizabeth Hall. 


September 


5, 


Walter Eugene Patrill. 


October 


23, 


Clarence Francis Coit. 


October 


24, 


Frederick Truman Churchill 


November 


8, 


Gertrude Channing Ellery. 


December 


21, 


Asa Oliver King. 



MARRIAGES. 

Sept. 30, John F. Aiken and Martha A. Stone. 



Jan. 


5, 


Jan. 


29, 


Mar. 


2, 


Mar. 


3, 


Mar. 


U, 


Apr. 


10, 


Apr. 


10, 


Apr. 


16, 


June 


20, 


June 


14, 



DEATHS. 

Gertrude D. Reade, age 34. 
Abbie A. Sears, age 63. 
Abigail Johnson, age 92. 
Louisa Harrington, age 79. 
Levi N. Chamberlain, age 64. 
Wm, H. Bishop, age 40. 
Wilhelmina F. Weston, age 17. 
Laurinda M. Foley, age 67. 
Joseph E. Litch, age 63. 
Zenas W. Tolman, age 68. 



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July 8, Horace Clark, age 88. 

July 26. Melinda S. Russell, age 79. 

Nov. 4. Delight W. Mauley, age (59. 

Nov. 17. Augustus Holden. age 85. 

Nov. 24. Charles L. Johnston, age 65. 

NON-RESIDENTS. 

Sept. 2."). James Emerson Bartlett of Westfield, age G9. 

NON-RESIDENTS INTERRED IX GREENWICH. 

Apr. 23. Harry Roscoe Litch of Chicago. 111., age 30. 
June 17. Darius Gray of Rochester. N. H.. age 69. 

WARREN P. SLOAN. Town Clerk. 



Report of the Selectmen. 





STATE AID. 




Mrs. Laurinda Foley, 




S 4.00 


Francis F. Foley, 




48.00 


Mary F. Winter, 




48.00 


Ira L. Jones, 




48.00 . 


Zenas W. Tolnian, 




18.00 


Leroy C. Beals. 




48.00 


Nathan A. Beals, 




48.00 


James E. White, 




48.00 


Albert P. Clifford, 




48.00 


Charles Johnston, 




12.00 


Charles R. Briggs, 




36.00 

^ /jOfi 00 




<Jp TtVvJ.V/V 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF. 

Town of Westfield, Mrs. Hiram Caswell, year 1907, $ 5.40 
Expenses taking Zenas Tolman to Soldiers' Home, 12.76 



$ 18.16 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation, $ 100.00 

Paid Miss Helen I. Nevins. $ 100.00 



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REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 

Appropriation, $ 26.00 

Received from Rindge fund. f>.()0 

•• Wilkinson fund. 10.30 

Shumway fund. 4.00 

•• Mary Walker fund. 3.00 

Spooner fund. 4.00 

- Emelia Topliff fund. 5.00 

Justice Johnson fund. 3.00 

Rebecca Spooner fund. 5.00 



G4.30 



Paid for labor and manure, $ 53.95 

•• care of flowers. 10.00 

" repairs on pump. .35 



$ 64.30 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 
Appropriation, f 600.00 

Paid S. L. Vaughn, 13 days. - 22.75 

Thomas Severance. 6 days, 9.00 

Simon Richard, 23-! days, 35.50 

John Allen. 13 1 days. 20.00 

Ralph Richardson, 12 days. 18.00 

A. O. Parker, 1^ days with team. 6.00 

C. F. Paige & Co.. tile and freight, 41.75 

E. H. Newton, 5jj days, 8.00 

Austin Hunter. 0.75 

Geo. E. Nevins. 3.00 

E. T. King-, man and team 45 days* 180.00 

E. T. King. 1375 ft. plank. 34.38 
W. P. Sloan, spikes. 2.00 

F. P. Hall, spikes .35 
E. T. King, spikes, .60 
Wm. H. Walker. 2160 ft. plank, 54.00 
Wm. H. Walker, labor. 3.50 

s 448.58 



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EXPENSES OF FOREST FIRES. 

Win. H. Walker, Forest Fire Ward, $ 12.75 



ADDITION TO TOWN FARM BARN. 

Paid Geo. E. Smith, contract on barn, $ 387.00 

720 ft. timber, 14.40 

" 120 ft. clapboards, 2.40 

" 15 pounds nails, .45 

Extra labor on barn and house, 36.06 

Geo. H. Cragin, saw bill ( 8893 ft. ) 22.23 

Geo. H. Cragin, 62 hours labor with 

team at 40 cents, 24.80 

E. T. King, 2500 ft. plank, 62.50 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. 

Paid E. T. King, inspector of animals for 1907, $ 15.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports, 34.50 

W. & L. E. Gurley, for weights and measures, 104.60 

W. P. Sloan, express, etc., 5.00 

Walter H. Glazier, tax book and bills, 2.20 

Daniel Stone & Son, insurance, 38.68 

A. A. Snow, water rent, 3.50 

Table for town hall, 4.00 
Walter H. Glazier, expenses to Northampton, 3.90 
R. A. Clifford, and other repairs on 

Wilcox house, 11.73 

Frank P. Hall, stamps, stationery, etc., 7.80 

E. T. King, inspector of meat, 1907, 10.35 

" to Feb. 20, '09, 7.70 

David M. Hunter, inspector of meat to 1909, 3.00 

Walter H. Glazier, expenses to Boston, 5.00 

W. H. Jones, janitor and freight, 5.25 



$ 549.84 



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Paid E. H. Root. 9 burials. S 27.00 

Making copy of valuation for printer, 5.00 

W. P. Sloan, justice of peace. 5.00 

registrar of voters. 5.00 

rec births, marriages & deaths, 7.30 

money paid out. etc.. 8.70 



$ 320.21 



SALARIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid Willis R. King, collector for 1905, f 40.00 
Win. H. Giffin. auditor for 1907. 5.00 
C. E. Miller, moderator and constable, 5.50 
W. P. Sloan, town clerk, 25.00 
Wm. Carrick, moderator spring meeting. 2.50 
teller one meeting. 1.50 
N. A. Beals. teller two meetings. 3.00 
Wm. S. Douglass, teller one meeting. , 1.50 
E. P. S. Alden. teller one meeting. 1.50 
David M. Hunter, teller one meeting, 1.50 
Fred A. W. Churchill, constable. 1.50 
Frank P. Hall, treasurer. 30.00 
Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor, over- 
seer of poor. 60.00 
Edward T. King, selectman, assessor, over- 
seer of poor, 60.00 
Edward M. Hunter, selectman, assessor. 

overseer of poor, <»(>.<)(> 

Total amount of orders drawn, 
Feb. '20. 190U. 

WALTER EL GLAZIER, ) Selectmen 

EDWARD T. KING, \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 

William H. Giffin. Auditor. 



- 298.50 

- 2.2 IS. 34 



Report of Overseers of Poor. 



For the year ending March I, igog. 

EXPENSE AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME. 

Paid Taft & Taft, expense on Newland case, $ 18.90 
George D. Storrs, " " " " 2.00 

W. H. Glazier, " " Hastings " 2.00 

H. H. Dickinson, pair boots for Leslie Patrill, 2.00 
Steven Witt, M. D., med. att. to Oliver Lego, 11.75 



Dae from town of Hardwick, <% Leslie Patrill, 2.00 

" " the Commonwealth " Oliver Lego, 11.75 



EXPENSES AT COOLEY HOME. 

Paid F. M. Thresher, salary to Apr. 1, 1908, $ 50.00 

" " " " " Feb. 1, 1909, 250.00 

F. P. Hall, store bill, 2.16 

H. H. Dickinson, groceries and supplies, 197.55 

" " " grain, 3.15 

F. L. Parker, " 329.45 

New Salem Creamery Co., butter, 41.62 

J. M. Vaughn, meat, 8.58 

H. B. Hess, " 2.10 

F. M. Thresher, miscellaneous, 21.96 

u " " goods for Nettie Upton, 19.52 

" " " cutting and packing ice, 8.16 



$ 36.65 
S 13.75 



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Paid J. L. Thresher, butchering, $ 5.50 

E. L. Powers, blacksmith bill, 2.55 

E. A. Moore, " " 10.26 

G. Jerome, one cow. 26.50 

E. T. King, eleven pigs, 27.50 
fertilizer. 27.20 

F. H. Vaughn. - 4.00 
J. L. Hamilton, labor, 37.10 
Severance Bros.. ** 5.25 
T. Severance, plowing, 14.00 
Edwin Randall, labor, 3.00 
F. Churchill, " 2.35 
J. M. Eddy. " 2.50 
D. Stone & Son, ins. on Cooley Home Bldgs., 18.00 





INCOME AT 


COOLEY 


HOME. 


Cream, 






s 464.12 


Pork, 






157.68 


Veal, 






60.00 


Poultry, 






19.12 


Eggs- 






75.55 


Potatoes, 






46.57 


Miscellaneous sales. 




2.25 


James E. 


White, board, 




180.00 


Zenas W. 


Tolman. board. 




43.20 



$ 1,119.96 



s 1,048.49 

Net Expense at Cooley Home. $ 71.47 

INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME. 

( )ne horse, $ 200.00 

Nine cows, 300.00 

One yearling. 18.00 

One calf, 12.00 

Four swine. 30.00 



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Fifty-two fowls, 

Ten tons English hay. 

Corn fodder, 

Grain, 

Potatoes, 

Provisions, 

Farming tools. 

Furniture, 



$ 



35.00 
175.00 
10.00 
75.00 
35.00 
25.00 
140.00 
60.00 



S 1,115.00 



INMATES FOR THE YEAR. 



Nettie Upton. 



52 weeks. 



EDWARD M. HUNTER, 
WALTER H. GLAZIER, 
EDWARD T. KING, 



Overseers 

of 
Poor. 



William H. Giffin, Auditor. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the year ending 

March I, IQOQ. 

1908. Dr. 

To cash in treasury to new account, $ 285.42 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, acct. 

of Zenas Tolman, board, 43.20 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, acct. 

of James E. White, board, 180.00 

To cash received from Lydia E. Blackmer, for 

Amos H. Blackmer, cemetery fund, 50.00 

To cash received from estate of Clara B. Walk- 
er for cemetery fund, 100.00 

$ 658.62 

To cash received from Athol Savings Bank, 

borrowed, % 2,000.00 

To cash received from School Committee, for 

damaged books, 1.01 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, acct. 

William Newland, 222.01 

To cash received from Commonwealth, compen- 
sation inspection of animals, 7.50 

S 2,230.52 

To cash received from School Committee, state 

reimbursement of School Supt., % 131.59 



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To cash received from Commonwealth, Corpo- 
ration tax, $ 25.50 

To cash received from Commonwealth, Nation- 
al Bank tax, 78.37 

To cash received from Commonwealth, for Mili- 
tary Aid, 56.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, for State 

aid, 306.00 



597.46 



To cash received from Commonwealth, for High 

School tuition in special cases, $ 185.10 

To cash received from E. H. Bannister, Dog 

Fund refunded, 88.65 

To cash received from Commonwealth, income 

from Mass. School Fund, 1,218.81 

To cash received from Selectmen, rent of Wil- 
cox house, 30.00 

S 1,522.56 

To cash received from Cemetery Commissioners, 

for sale of lot, $ 5.00 

To cash received from Cemetery Commissioners, 

money paid for labor, 1.00 

To cash received from Ware Savings Bank, in- 
come cemetery funds, 39.30 

To cash received from Overseer of Poor, acct. 

Cooley Home, 825.29 

S 870.59 



To cash received from W. R. King, Collector 

of taxes 1905, 135.00 

To cash received from W. R. King, Collector, 

interest on tax of 1905, 112.49 

To cash received from W. R. King, Collector of 

taxes 1906, 395.00 

To cash received from W. R. King, Collector of 

taxes 1907, 893.00 

To cash received of W. H. Glazier, Collector of 



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taxes, interest, 1904, $ 7.00 

To cash received of W. H. Glazier, Collector of 

taxes 1908, 3,245.79 

S 4.788.28 



Total. s 10.G68.03 

Cr. 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, interest, $ 98.34 

By dej)osited in Ware Savings Bank, cemetery 

fund of Amos H. Blackmer, 50.00 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, notes, 2,000.00 

By deposited in Ware Savings Bank, Clara B. 

Walker, cemetery fund, 100.00 

$ 2,248.34 

By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement. 

1906, - 26.32 

By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement. 

1908, " 22.30 

By paid J. W. Flint, order of district court. 22.52 

By paid Cemetery Commissioners, acct. Topliff 

legacy, 100.83 

$ 171.97 



By paid E. H. Bannister, county tax, § 392.86 

By paid state tax, 440.00 

By paid orders of Selectmen to date, 2,218.34 

" Overseer of Poor to date. 1.156.61 

" " School Committee, 2,418.15 

By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement. 

1906, 19.60 
By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement. 

1907, 8.66 
By cash in treasury to balance acct.. 1.593.50 



$ 8,247.72 
Total. s 10,668.03 



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TRUST FUNDS FOR ACCOUNT CEMETERY. 

CARE OF BURIAL LOTS. 

Rindge fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1909, $ 14.69 

Expended $ 5.00, Available S 9.69 

Wilkinson fund, S 300.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1909, 28.61 

Expended $ 10.30, Available 18.31 

Shumway fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1909, 13.22 

Expended S 4.00, Available 9.22 

Spooner fund. $ 50.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1909, 9.54 

Expended S 4.00, Available 5.54 

Warren fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1909, 14.95 

Expended — Available 14.95 

Mary Walker fund, $ 100.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1909, 10.90 

Expended S 3.00, Available 7.90 

Chas. Powers fund, S 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1909, 8.14 

Expended — Available 8.14 

Rebecca Spooner fund, S 82.65, int. to Jan. 1, 1909, 14.58 

Expended S 5.00, Available 9.58 

Merrick Tourtelotte fund, S 25.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1909. 5.40 

Expended — Available 5.40 

Emelia Topliff fund. S 100.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1909, 14.84 

Expended $ 5.00, Available ' 9.84 

Justice Johnson fund, $ 200.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1909. 14.36 

Expended S 3.00, Available 11.36 

Chas. Record fund, $ 50.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1909, 2.52 

Expended — Available 2.52 

Amos H. Blackmer fund. S 50.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1909, 1.50 

Expended — Available 1.50 

Clara B. Walker fund, $ 100.00, int. to Jan. 1. 1909, 1.00 

Expended — Available 1.00 

LIABILITIES. 

One note due May 7, 1909, s 1,500.00 

" « " Feb. 25, 1910, 500.00 

Unpaid order of School Committee. 7.75 

$ 2,007.75 



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ASSETS. 

Amount due on taxes, 1906, $ 160.00 

" " " " 1907, 890.00 

" " " 1908. 1,280.00 

" " from Commonwealth, state aid, 406.00 

Cash in treasury, 1,593.50 

( Nine dollars and seventeen cents of cash in 
treasury is part of Topliff legacy for im- 
provement of cemetery. ) 

Total, S 4,329.50 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL. Treasurer. 



William H- Giffin, Auditor. 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

Greenwich, Mass., 




For the year ending Mar. 1 7, 1 909. 

Organization, J 908 — i909. 
F. P. Hall, Chairman, ... - Term expires 1911. 

C. B. Coit, Term expires 1909. 

W. R. Carrick, Sec'y, - Term expires 1910. 

Superintendent of Schools* 
G. Alvix Grover. 

To the Citizens of Greenwich : 

We submit our annual report, together with the report of the Su- 
perintendent of Schools and the Supervisor of Music and Drawing. 



Financial Statement. 



Received from state, income state school fund, $1,218.81 

Balance on hand, 20.76 

Reimbursement Superintendent's salary, 131.59 

S 1,371.16 

Paid from same, 1,252.04 

Unexpended balance, $ 119.12 

Received from town, $ 950.00 

Reimbursement High School tuition, 185.10 

Interest on Sabin school fund, 30.00 

Appropriation for medical examiner. 25.00 

For damaged books, 1.01 

S 1,191.11 

Paid from same, 1,173.86 

Unexpended balance, $ 17.25 



TEACHERS' SALARIES. 

Edith Leland, $ 121.00 

Elizabeth Carpenter, 132.00 

Mary Carpenter, 264.00 

A. G. Thomas. 204.00 

Music and drawing. 216.00 



$ 997.00 



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CONVEYING 


PUPILS. 


Edgar Coit, 


$ 210.00 


Robert Brown, 


140.00 


George Dickinson, 


138.00 


George Loux, 


129.00 


Daniel Weston, 


3.20 


High School tuition, 


$ 302.40 


Account Superintendent, 


168.39 


Supplies, 


160.52 


Wood, 


48.43 


Care of rooms, 


45.55 


School Committee's salaries, 


40.00 


Repairs, 


17.25 


Medical examination, 


7.75 


Water rent, 


6.00 


Census, 


5.00 


Freight, express and postage. 


5.41 


Truant officer, 


2.00 


Total, 





$ 620.20 



$ 808.70 
$ 2,425.90 



WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, Auditor, 



Report of Superintendent of Schools. 



To the School Committee of Greenwich : 

It gives me pleasure to submit to you, and through you to the cit- 
izens of your town, my first Annual Report, the same being the seventh 
in the series of Superintendent's Reports for this Union. The append- 
ed statistics are for the year closing last June, while the accompanying 
remarks cover only a period of seven months, from the first of last Ju- 
ly to the present time. 

I assume we are agreed that a report of this nature is not a fitting 
place for the discussion of pedagogical principles or methods of teach- 
ing. A plain statement of the plans already adopted to improve the 
work of the schools, followed by a brief discussion of their most press- 
ing needs, constitutes, in my judgment, the true essence of such a report 
as is here desired. 

After an extensive study of the situation, it seemed to your Super- 
intendent, that the most pressing need was an attempt to " grade " the 
schools, that is, to insist that each pupil be doing the same year's work 
in all subjects of a sequential nature. To this end, a Course of Study 
was made out, printed, and placed in the hands of each teacher. This 
Course of Study indicates clearly just what work a pupil in a given 
grade is supposed to do in every subject. In order to determine that 
the work done actually conforms to the Course of Study, each teacher 
is required, at the end of every month, to make a detailed report of 
the work done by each pupil during the preceding month. This report 
is made out on a blank especially provided for the purpose, and fast- 
ened in the back of the register. On examining these reports, it is an 



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easy matter to discover any essential variation between them and the 
Course of Study. These reports thus make a permanent and detailed 
record of the work done by each grade for the entire school year, or 
such portion of the year as has expired. Left in the desk at the end 
of the year, they greatly facilitate the work of the next teacher in get- 
ting a comprehensive idea of the situation of her pupils in the various 
studies. Similarly, if there is a change of teachers during the year, 
they are of great assistance to the incoming teacher. They may be also 
used by the superintendent on visiting the school, as the basis of a brief 
oral examination of any of the classes. 

In order to still further emphasize the desirability of a reasonable 
degree of uniformity, and to arouse a proper feeling of emulation, a 
written examination was given at the end of the fall term to all the 
schools in the Union. This examination was exactly the same in all 
the schools, was made out by the superintendent, and the papers marked 
and results tabulated by him. These results, averaging as they did 
all the way from 52 to 87 per cent, clearly proved the existence of 
great inequalities in the work. Nor was it true, as might have been 
anticipated, that the towns with the more highly organized school sys- 
tems were able to show more satisfactory results than those towns in 
which the conditions were apparently less favorable. On the contrary, 
the town of New Salem, where the conditions are purely rural, led all 
the other towns in the Union by a substantial margin. The results 
in detail, were read to each school, and both pupils and teachers urged 
to use their best efforts to make a better showing in the next examina- 
tion, which, it is planned, shall be given about the middle of February. 

Two general teachers' meetings have been held in No. Dana, one 
on the 19fch of September, and the other on the 23rd of January. At 
the first of these, Mr. A. W. Clark, representative of Ginn and Co., 
gave an interesting and instructive address on penmanship. It is 
planned to hold two more such meetings before the close of the year, 
and arrangements have been made with Mr. J. E. Warren, agent of 
the State Board of Education, for a teacher's institute some time du- 
ring the spring term. 

When a superintendent visits a school, it is desirable that he 



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should do something more than sit around for an hour or so. look wise, 
and then drive off to the next. He should have some definite plans 
which will make his work effective. It has been my practice to write 
my observations on the discipline and work of the school on the pages 
of a note book especially provided for the purpose, and which is kept 
in the teacher's desk. These observations, favorable or otherwise, 
then become the basis of a personal conversation between the superin- 
tendent and teacher, either at recess or after school. Not infrequent- 
ly, I have, with the teacher's permission, taken a class that happened to 
be reciting and proceeded with the lesson, the better to illustrate to the 
teacher the proper application of some principle or method of teaching. 
I have also made it a practice to speak to the pupils on such general 
topics as would broaden their minds and, if possible, lead them to high- 
er and nobler ideals. A report of each visit made by the superinten- 
dent has been immediately sent to the chairman of the school commit- 
tee. This report states the duration of the visit, gives a list of supplies 
delivered and ordered, and contains notes on the general condition of 
the school. These various lines of work, together with the distribution 
of books and supplies, individual conversations with committee, par- 
ents and pupils, answering correspondence, and attending to the mi- 
nor details of the office, have constituted the bulk of my efforts, and 
taken the most of my time. 

I wish to call your attention to the matter of Medical Inspection 
in the schools. This topic was ably treated in the last report of my 
predecessor, but it does not seem to have aroused the degree of interest 
to which its importance would seem to entitle it. Many of our boys 
and girls are suffering from curable diseases without any cue being in 
the least aware of the fact. To discover such diseases and make prop- 
er report to the parent, is one of the principle duties of the Medical 
Inspector. The law of course, does not go beyond this, but assumes 
that the parent will be glad to act on expert medical advice when fur- 
nished gratuitously. This, however, is not always the case, and many 
times the real purpose of the law is defeated by the inexplicable neg- 
lect of parents to heed the warning. The teachers are supposed to at- 
tend to that part of the law which provides for an eye and ear test. 



43 



and to notify parents upon blanks provided for the purpose, if any de- 
fect in these organs is found. If all or any part of this Act results in 
saving the life, health, or happiness of your boy or girl, you will, no 
doubt, appreciate the usefulness of the statute. 

Following will be found a report on the eye and ear test con- 
ducted by the teachers. 

Number of pupils examined, 51 

Number with defective eyesight, 7 

Number with defective hearing, 

Number of parents notified, 1 

Both of the school buildings in town are in good condition. It 
would be a material aid to the pupils in the school at the Plains if 
some efficient method of ventilation could be introduced. The light 
in this school is very poor, while that in the village school is far from 
satisfactory. If the ceilings in these two rooms could be whitened 
there is no doubt that the light now lost in the dark wood would be re- 
flected to the pupils below, and make it materially easier for them to 
study. I would respectfully suggest that the committee consider these 
matters at an early date. 

It would be well if some book shelves could be erected on the sec- 
ond flo3r of the village school building. The cupboard already there 
is taxed to the utmost to contain the supplies, and it is necessary to 
pile the books not in use on the floor. 

With the two schools of the town situated as they are only two 
miles apart and having an excellent road between them, the manifest 
thing to do is to so arrange the classes that all the younger pupils in 
town may go to one school, and all the older pupils to another. If, for 
instance, it could be so arranged that the first five grades could have 
the Village school all themselves, while the upper four grades were tak- 
en care of at the Plains, the finer grading that would then be possible 
ought to produce better results with the same expenditure of time and 
money. It may be that this arrangement is impracticable or impossi- 
ble, but the logic of the situation certainly suggests it as the natural 
and desirable thing to do. 



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If it seem- best to continue to carry on our work as at present con- 
ducted, it is. in my judgement, a matter of doubtful wisdom to attempt 
the work of the ninth grade. Under favorable conditions we could 
doubtless do fairly creditable ninth grade work, but under existing con- 
ditions it is practically impossible. 

Since the beginning of school in the fall, the Nichols - Wentworth 
series of arithmetics has been superseded by the Smith Practical Arith- 
metic. These books are giving excellent satisfaction in the schools. 
With this exception, there has been no change in text books. 

Probably the most discouraging study in the curriculum is pen- 
manship. Unlike every other study in school, it grows steadily worse 
as the pupils progress from grade to grade. The best writers in any 
system of so called •• vertical writing" are invariably found in the 
fourth and fifth grades, and the poorest writers in the eighth and 
ninth grades. This is manifestly illogical and absurd, and clearly es- 
tablishes the fact that there is something fundamentally wrong with 
the system. The teachers are investigating other methods of writing, 
and it is hoped that it may be possible to make some definite recom- 
mendation to the committee before the beginning of another year. 

It has been a pleasure to work in your town and to meet with the 
town's people. A stranger among you, I have invariably received cour- 
tesy and consideration from all with whom I have come in contact. 
It is my belief, that, working together, we may be able to materially 
benefit the schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. ALVIN G ROVER, Supt. of Schools. 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing. 



To the Superintendent of Schools : 

The work of last year was confined entirely to drawing. This 
year one-half the time has been devoted to various forms of manual 
training. 

Some of the practical uses of raffia have been learned, including 
the making of baskets, picture frames, hats, hammocks and table mats. 
Many problems in construction have been worked out, and the sim- 
pler forms of book-binding taught. This work will have a most prac- 
tical application in the rebinding of our paper covered music books 
with a substantial binding. The method of stenciling and wood block 
printing will also be included in the year's work. All of this is being 
done with only a trifling additional expense for material. 

All these forms of hand training develop habits of neatness and 
accuracy which are invaluable to the pupil in whatever work in life he 
may choose. 

Many of these forms taught this year have laid a foundation, 
which, if followed by further study, can be made sources of lucrative 
employment. A skilled basket maker, designer or book binder com- 
mands a good salary. 

I desire to thank the teachers for their co-operation and the school 
officials for their interest in the work. 

Respectfully, 

LUCY A. GATCHELL. 



Report of Supervisor of Music. 



To the Superintendent of Schools : 

A glance at the years work in music shows much cause for encour- 
agement. 

A thirty minute period for music once a week for nine grades is 
the time allotted a supervisor. To have more than two classes is impos- 
sible. That necessitates a grouping of many grades in one class and 
means that either the higher grades are retarded for the sake of the 
lower, or the lower are continually attempting work beyond them. 

By giving extra time in one school, a class of fourth and fifth 
grade pupils was prepared to do work with the upper grades, and is a- 
ble fairly to keep pace with them. 

By using the individual slips of the Weaver Method, each child is 
required to sing an exercise at sight and alone at least twice a week. 
Q lite an advance has been made in individual power to sing these ex- 
ercises with confidence and correctness, both as to time and tune. 

Also, individual work in writing is required of each child, thus 
giving opportunity to express knowledge of keys, signatures, chromat- 
ic-, time problems, witli scale and exercise writing. 

The more advanced pupils are able to read and sing at sight a 
song of moderate difficulty in three or four part^. 

That meager weekly half hour must also be >t retched to take in 
drill on tone quality, expression, and something of the history of music. 

But notwithstanding the limitations to the work caused by the 
many grades in one school, a fair degree of advancement has been made. 



47 



Grateful acknowledgement is made of the earnest efforts of the 
teachers who have helped to bring about these results, and also for the 
interest of the parents and school officials. 

Respectfully, 

LUCY A. GATCHELL. 



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Report of the Trustees of the Free 
Public Library. 



Number of days library has been open, 53 

books given out, 2108 

magazines given out, 613 

books purchased, 134 

books donated from commission, 34 

public documents, 13 

magazines subscribed for. 6 

magazines donated. 5 

Whole number of volumes. 2299 

Circulating department. 2121 

Public documents, 178 

Respectfully submitted, 

AMELIA M. ROOT, Secretary. 



FINANCIAL 


STATEMENT. 




RECEIPTS. 




Cash in treasurer's hands Feb. 


22, 


1908, 


% 32.39 


Appropriation, 






100.00 


Received from Bailey fund, 






8.08 


" " Spooner fund, 






41.60 


•' " fines, 






.70 



% 182.77 



50 



ex; 


PENDITURES. 






• 


Paid for books, 






- 121.7.') 






magazines. 






13.22 






freight and express. 

transportation, 

sundries, 






.97 

12.50 

2.16 






librarian. 






30.00 






Cash in treasurer's hands. 






2.17 


s 


182.77 


LIBRARY 


FUNDS. 






Stephen P. Bailey fund. 
Rebecca Spooner " 






$ 200.00 
500.00 


s 


700.00 



WM. S. DOUGLAS. "| 
E. P. S. ALDEN. 
WM. H. WALKER. I 
AMELIA M. ROOT. [ Irustees * 
ALICE THAYER, 
HELEN I. NEVINS, 

Respectfully submitted, 

HELEN I. NEVINS, Librarian and Treasurer 



Supplement Catalog, Greenwich Public Library* 



PUBLIC DOCUMENTS. 

Acts and Resolves, report 1908. 

Agricultural College, Amherst, 45th annual report. 

Board of Education, report 1907. 

Agricultural Experiment Station, 20th report. 

Clark College Record, Jan., Apr., July, 1908. 

Journal of House of Representatives, 1908. 

Journal of the Senate. 

Industrial Education, report 1908. 

Free Public Library Commission, report 1908. 

Public Reservations, report. 

State Board of Charity, report 1908. 

State Library report and Supplement Catalog, 1907. 

Manual of the General Court. 

GENERAL. 

Feller's Pocket Dictionary, English. French. German. 
Hammond's Modern Atlas of the World. 

BIOGRAPHY. 

Arnold. Stanley, Arthur. Life of Dr. Arnold. 

Barnard, Henry, ed. Educational Biography. 

Boone. Forbes-Lindsay, C. H. Daniel Boone, Backwoods- 
man. 

Buttolph, C. E. Our Great Men. 

Draper, Wm. F. Recollections of a Varied Career. 

Harrison and Morton. Wallace, Lew. Life of Harrison 
and Morton. 

Hannibal, Caesar, Cromwell. Arnold, Thos. 

Haweiss, H. R. American Humorists. 

Keller, Helen. The World I Live In. 



K AC8 


K AG8 


KED8 


K AG8 


KC55 


K H81 


K SE5 


K IN2 


K F87 


K P9 


K C15 


K ST2 


K G29 


Ref. 


Ref. 


E AR6 


E B2:> 


E B64,2 


E B99 


E D79 


E H24 


E H19 


EH29 


E K32.2 



E>Z 



E M 1 


E Ms:; 


E P14 


E PIS 


E T24 


E T65 


E W278 



Mabie, Hamilton W. and Stephens, Kate and W. Heroines 

Every Child Should Know. 
Morrison. John Hopkins. A Memoir. 
H. A. Paige. Famous Men. 

Palmer. Alice Freeman. Life of Alice Freeman Palmer. 
Tell. Marshall, H. E. Stories of Wm. Tell. 
Towle, Geo. M. Heroes and Martyrs of Invention. 
Washington. Brooks. Elbridge. The True Story of George 

Washington. 

HISTORY. 

Adams. C. K. and Trent. Wm. P. History of the United 

States. FAD13 

Baldwin. James. An American Book of Golden Deeds. jF B21 

Frost. John. History of California. F F92 

Griffin Wm. E. The Romance of Discovery. F GST 

Hazlitt. Win. Lectures on the Age of Elizabeth. F H33 

Journal of the Forty-second Encampment of the Grand Ar- 
my, Feh. 11th and 12th. 1908. F J82 
Lodge, H. C. and others. Stepping Stones of American His- 
tory. F L82.2 
Loring. C. W. Nullification. Secession. Webster's Argu- 
ment. F L89 
Mann, Albert W. History of the 45th Regiment Mass. Vol- 
unteer Militia. F M31 
Rawlinson, Geo. Rawlinson' 8 Ancient Monarchies, the 6th 

and 7th. F R19 

Rice. Chas.. ed. The Field Memorial Library, Conway. 

Mass. F R38 

Soldiers and Sailors of the American Revolution, vol. XVII. F S08 
Starr. Frederick. American Indians. F ST2 

Souvenir of the 17th Congress Mass. Society of the Sons of 

the American Revolution. F S089 

Vital Statistics. Beverly. Billerica. Dover, Dudley. Essex. 
Hamilton. Lincoln. Linnfield, Marlboro. Middlefield, 



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and Westminster. F V32 
Webber, Harry E. Twelve Months with the Eighth Massa- 
chusetts Infantry. F W38 

DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL. 

Barth, Henry. Travels in Northern and Central Africa. G B28 

Butterworth, Hezekiah. Lost in Nicaragua. jG B98.5 

Carpenter, Frank. How the World is Clothed. jG C21.3 

Carlisle, Geo. L. Around the World in a Year. G C19 

Finnemore, John. Peeps at Many Lands. France. G F48 

" " " " " Japan. G P48.2 

Higginson, Ella. Alaska. G H53 
Johnson, Clifton. Highways and Byways of the Pacific 

Coast. G J64.4 

Lees, Dorothy. Tuscan Feasts and Tuscan Friends. G L51 

Mc Manus, Blanche. Our Little Arabian Cousin. jG M21 

" Hindu " jG M21.2 

Otis, James. With Porter in the Essex. G OT5.2 

Roulet, Mary F. Nixon. Oar Little Australian Cousin. jG R76 

•' " " " " Grecian " jG R76.2 

Sidgwick, Mrs. Alfred. Home Life in Germany. G S12 

S mucker, Sam'l. Arctic Explorations and Discoveries. G SM7 

Trench, W. Stuart. Realities of Irish Life. GT72 

Wade, Mary H. New Little Americans. jG W12.ll 

SCIENCE AND ART. 

Adams, Joseph. Harper's Indoor Book for Boys. jL AD13 

Brooks, C. Bankes. Guide to the Terms of Art and Science. L B79 

Compayre, Gabriel. Psychology applied to Education. L C14 

Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. L G76 

Hawkes, Clarence. Stories of the Good Green Wood. L H21 

Howden, J. R. The Boy's Book of Steamships. L H82 

Huntington, Annie Oakes. Poison Ivy and Swamp Sumach. L H92 
Miller, Olive Thorne. Little Folks in Feathers and Furs 

and Others in Neither. L M61.2 



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Roberts, Chas. G. D. The House in the Water. L 1161 .2 

Tufts. John W. and Holt, H. E. Normal Music Course. L T81 

SOCIAL SCIENCE. 

Essays on Education from the Quarterly Journal of Educa- 
tion. H Es7 
Harden, Orison Swett. Pushing to the Front. H M32 

Success. H M32.2 

" « Winning Out. H M32.3 

Marriott Crittendon. Uncle Sam's Business. H M45 

Principles of Education drawn from Nature and Revelation. H P93 

LITERATURE. 

Adams, Robt. C. Illustrated Story of the Union in Rhyme. Y AD13 

Bacon, Frank. Essays. Y B13 

Carlton, Will. Poems for Young Americans. jY C19.3 

Classic Comedies. Y C92 

Classic Essays by Celebrated Authors. Y C93 
Flight, Edward G. The True Legend of Saint Dunston and 

the Devil. Y F64 

Lamb's Essays, Biographical Study. Y LI 6 

Lytton, E. Bulwer. Wit and Wisdom. Y L99 

Raymond, Geo. L. Ballads and other Poems. Y R21 

" " The Aztec God and other Dramas. Y R21.2 

A Life in Song. Y R21.3 

Smiles. Samuel. Thrift. Y SM4.2 

Duty. Y SM4.3 

" " Character. Y SM4.4 

" '• Life and Labor. Y SM4.~> 

Spencer, Herbert. Essays. Y' SP3 

Stock. Lucy G. and Geo. C. Songs of the Seasons. Y ST6 

FICTION. 

Anonymous. The Four Pools Mystery. AN3 

Altsheler, Joseph A. The Young Trailers. JAL7 

The Forest Runners. JAL7.2 



DO 



Atherton, Gertrude. Ancestors. AT3.3 

Barr, Amelia E. The Strawberry Handkerchief. B27.12 

Barbour, Ralph Henry. Four Afloat. JB21.4 

" " " The Crimson Sweater. JB21.5 

Bedford, Francis D. A Night of Wonders. JB39 

Bindloss, Harold. The Young Traders. JB51 

Blanchard, Amy E. A Revolutionary Maid. JB43.2 

" " A Daughter of Freedom. JB43.3 

Brown, Alice. Rose MacLeod. B81.6 

Burnette, Frances Hodgson. The Shuttle. B93.ll 

Cable, Geo. W. Kincaid's Battery. C11.7 

Carey, Rosa N. The Sunny Side of the Hill. C18.18 

Churchill, Winston. Mr. Crewe's Career. C48.5 

Coolidge, Susan. Not Quite Eighteen. JC77.4 

Craddock, Chas. Egbert. The Fair Mississippian. C84.10 

Crawford, F. Marion. A Lady of Rome. C85.16 

Crockett, S. R. Red Cap Adventures. JC87.9 

Dudley, A. T. The Great Year. JD86.5 

Eggleston, Geo. Carey. Long Knives. JEG4.6 

Falkenhorst, C. With Columbus in America. FI 

Fox, John, Jr. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. F89.5 

Garland, Hamlin. Money Magic. G18.5 

Garnett, Louise Ayers. The Muffin Shop. JG18 

Gilbert, W. S. The Pinafore Picture Book. JG37 

Gladden, Washington. Santa Claus on a Lark. JG45 

Glasgow. Ellen. The Ancient Law. G35.4 

Grey, Maxwell. The Great Refusal. G86.4 

Hamp. Sidford. The Boys of Crawford's Basin. JH21 

" " Dale and Fraser Sheepmen. JH21.2 

The Trail of the Badger. JH21.3 

Harben, Will N. Gilbert Neal. H19.5 

Mam' Linda. H19.6 

Henry, Alfred. By Order of the Prophet. H399 

Hillis, Newell Dwight. The Quest of John Chapman. H57 

Hornblow, Arthur. The Profligate. H78.8 



56 



Jackson, Gabriella E. Wee Winkles and her Friends. ]JH 

" " Wee Winkles at the Mountains. jjll.2 

Janvier, Thos. A. Santa Fe's Partner. J25 

Jenness, Theodora R. Above the Range. JJ44 

Johnson, Annie Fellows. The Little Colonel's Holiday. JJ65.5 

" " " The Little Colonel's Hero. JJ65.6 

Johnson, Hugh. Williams of West Point. JJ66 

Johnston, Mary. Lewis Rand. J63.4 

King, Gen. Chas. To the Front. K58.G 

Kirkland, Winifred. Polly Pat's Parish. JK63 

Lincoln, Joseph. Cy Whittaker's Place. L63.3 

Major Chas. Uncle Tom Andy Bill. M28.3 

Martin, Helen R. The Revolt of Anne Royle. M38.3 

Mason, Caroline Atwater. The Binding of the Strong. M29.2 

Mc Carthy, Justin H. If I Were King. M16 

McCutcheon, Geo. Barr. Jane Cable. M149 

Mitchell, S. Weir. The Red City. M69.7 

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables. M77 

Munroe, Kirk. Big Cypress. JM92.14 

Musset, Paul de. Mr. Wind and. Madam R;iin. M85 

Olivant, Alfred. The Gentleman. OL4.2 

Parker, Gilbert. The Weavers. P22.4 

Porter, Eleanor H. The Turn of the Tide. JP83 

" " Cross Currents. JP83.2 

Potter, Mary Knight. How Richard Won Out. JP84 

Rinkin, Carroll Watson. The Adoption of Rase Marie. JR16.2 

Reed, Myrtle. Flower of the Dusk. R26.4 

The Spinster Book. R26.5 

Rice, Alice Hegan. Captain June. JR34 

Richards, Laura E. Three Margarets. JR39.9 

Margaret Montfort. JR39.10 

Queen Hildegarde. j R39.ll 

Robins, Elizabeth. The Convert. R55 

Rosenkrantz, Baron Palle. The Magistrate's Own Case. R72 

Smith. F. Hopkinson. Peter. SM9.8 



57 



Stoddard, W. O. Adventures with Indians. 
Stratmeyer, Edwd. Dave Porter's Return to School. 

" " Dave Porter at Oak Hall. 

" " To Alaska for Gold. 

Taggart, Marion Ames. Six Girls and Bob. 

" " " Six Girls and the Tea Room. 

" " •' Six Girls Growing Older. 

Tarkington, Booth. In Quest of Quesnay. 
Thanet, Oclave. The Lions Share. 
Tomlinson, Everett T. The Fort in the Forest. 

•' " The Young Rangers. 

" " With Flintlock and Fife. 

" " Two Young Patriots. 

" " Four Boys on the Mississippi. 

" " A Soldier of the Wilderness. 

Three Colonial Boys. 
Foreman Jennie. 
Marjorie's Vacation. 



Wells, Amos R. 
Wells, Carolyn. 



Wetmore, Claude H. Fighting Under the Southern Cross. 

" " Incaland. 

Wharton, Edith. The Fruit of the Tree. 
Wheeler, Mrs. Post. Satan Saunderson. 
Williamson, C. N. and A. M. The Chaperon. 



JST7.8 

JST5.13 

JST5.14 

JST5.15 

JT12.3 

JT12.4 

JT12.5 

T14.6 

T35.2 

JT59.20 

JT59.21 

JT59.22 

JT59.23 

JT59.24 

JT59.25 

JT59.26 

JW46 

jW46a 

W53 

W53.2 

W52.2 

W55 

W66a 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 



GREENWICH, 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March 1 k , 1910 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 

Press of L. H. BLACKMER, 

1910. 









Report of Town Clerk. 



Vital statistics for igog. 

BIRTHS. 

June 8, Wilfred Theodore Weston. 
June 18, William H. Brown. 
June 26, Chester Willis King. 

M ABBIAGKS. 

July 11, Howard A. Dickinson and Ruby C. Thresher 
Sept. 1, Vernon B. Leonard and Mary R. Murray. 
Sept. 29, Willard B. Segur and Laura G. Hegeman. 



DEATHS. 

Electa R. Stratton, age 88. 
Elizabeth E. M. Twible, age 9. 
Charles A. Manley, age 72. 
Margaret A. Glazier, age 81. 
Francis F. Foley, age 73. 
Silas H. Ellery, age 40. 
George J. Lyman, age 82. 
Mary J. King, age 61. 
George H. Warren, age 64. 
Elizabeth S. Clark, age 85. 
Francis S. Allen, age 92. 



Jan. 


10, 


Jan. 


24, 


Jan. 


29, 


Feb. 


1, 


Feb. 


26, 


June 


30, 


July 


2, 


Aug. 


27, 


Sept. 


11, 


Nov. 


2, 


Dec. 


31, 



NON-RESIDENTS INTERRED IN GREENWICH. 

Mar. 25. William E. Dart of Hardwick, age 78. 
July 2. Lewis Brewster of Roxbury, age 65. 

Respectfully submitted. 

CLARENCE E. MILLER. Town Clerk. 



Report of the Selectmen. 





STATE 


AID. 






Nathan A. Beals, 


12 months. 






s 48.00 




Leroy C. Beals, 


12 " 






48.00 




James E. White, 


12 " 






48.00 




A. P. Clifford, 


12 " 






48.00 




Iva Lyman Jones, 


12 






48.00 




Mary F. Winter, 


12 






48.00 




Charles R. Briggs, 


2 






12.00 




Francis F. Foley, 


1 






6.00 




William T. Alden. 


7 " 






28.00 


s 334.00 




PUBLIC 


LIBRARY. 






Appropriation, 








$ 100.00 




Paid Ezra P. S. Alden. 








$ 100.00 



EXPENSE OF FOREST FIRES 
Paid E. H. Root and others, 



$ 33.40 
r M. H. WALKER. Forest Fire Ward. 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 



Appropriation, 




$ 


50.00 


Received from 


Rindge fund. 




5.00 


it 


it 


Wilkinson fund, 




8.00 


a 


« 


Shumway fund, 




5.00 


a 


a 


Warner fund, 




10.00 


a 


a 


Spooner fund. 




3.00 


a 


a 


Mary Walker fund, 




3.00 


a 


a 


Charles Powers fund. 




5.00 


i< 


a 


Rebecca Spooner fund. 




3.83 


U 


a 


Merrick Tourtelotte fund, 




3.00 


a 


a 


Justice Johnson fund, 




5.00 


u 


(t 


Emelia Topliff fund, 




5.00 


Received for care of Magrath lot, 


% 1.00 




« 


a 


" " Cleveland & Sears lot. 


3.00 




a 


a 


" " Haskell & Ayers lot, 


2.00 





6.00 



Expended balance of Topliff fund. 

Paid E. H. Root, labor, 
D. S. Cutter, " 
J. F. Aken, " 
F. F. Foley, " 
Geo. E. Nevins and help, 
Mrs. Nevins, care of flowers. 





S 


111.83 
9.17 




121.00 


$ 21.16 






11.32 






1.57 






4.40 






72.55 






10.00 








- 


121.00 



Received from Mrs. M. E. Sibley for lot. $ 5.00 

" R. A. Clifford for 2 lots, 10.00 

Paid to Town Treasurer, $ 15.00 

E. H. ROOT. 

G. E. NEVINS, y Cemetery Commissioners. 

B. A. SAWTELLE, 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 


Appropriation, 




8 700.00 


Paid Geo. E. Nevins, 




s 125.00 


Geo. E. Nevins, horse, 




10.00 


S. L. Vaughn. 




62.13 


J. D. James, 




68.05 


W. R. King, 




47.17 


M. J. Caswell, 




13.00 


H. 0. Parker, man and team. 




76.00 


W. J. Walker, 




47.50 


J. T. Thayer, 




1.50 


G. A. Severance, 




6.75 


T. J. Severance, 




6.00 


T. S. Severance, self and team. 




7.15 


New England Culvert & Tiling 


Co.. 


50.40 


Freight on scraper edge. 




.25 


F. H. Vaughn, tiling, 




8.90 


J. L. Smith, scraper edge. 




8.50 


N. E. Howe, 




6.15 


W. H. Giffin. planks, boards and lumber. 


124.83 


W. P. Sloan. 




5.80 


E. A. Moore, 




.90 


W. H. Walker, posts, 




2.45 


C. E. Thayer, 




8.00 


Frank P. Hall, wire fence. 




10.00 

s 696.43 



Received for old plank sold, S 5.50 

GEO. E. NEVINS, Superintendent 



STATE ROAD. 

State granted, % 700.00 

Town appropriated, 300.00 

Paid Geo. E. Nevins, % 95.00 

E. T. King, 138.00 



8 



Paid A. C. Parker, 




- 116.00 


John James. 




63.87 


S. L. Vaughn, 




62.99 


A. Stevens. 




62.11' 


S. A. Schemerhorn, 




62.99 


W. R. King. 




55.11 


Mvlen Caswell. 




8.50 


Win. H. Walker. 




68.00 


Win. H. "Walker, stakes. 




2.00 


Wm. H. Walker, railing. 




3.00 


F. Soutlrvvorth. gravel. 




5.75 


Alfred King, gravel. 




18.35 


E. T. King, gravel. 




3.30 


W. H. Giffin. railing and 


po>ts. 


8.85 


Fred H. Vaughn, tiling. 




100.85 


Spencer Moody. 




4.50 


E. A. Moore. 




K ».:><) 


Frank P. Hall. 




1.75 


Roy Grav 




2.00 


Spikes. 




.:>:> 


Cement. 




.50 


Henry Godheer. bound stones. 


3.00 


Freight on same. 


count. 


.75 


Received from Btate on ac 


- 500.00 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. 
Paid Walter H. Glazier, expense state road and 

Patterell ease, - 7.00 

A. H. Bartlett, blanks for town clerk. 3.75 



S 89S.<>;; 



PATHING SNOW. 
Paid Geo. E. Nevins. and others, I 25.70 



9 



Paid A. W. Brownell, assessors' blanks, % 2.95 

Lewis H. Blackmer, town reports and ballots, 52.10 

Robert W. Lyman, real estate transfer, 3.15 

Daniel Stone & Son, insurance on library, 10.00 

E. H. Root, 7 burials, 1 return, 21.25 

B. A. Sawtelle M. D., fumigating Billings' 

house, 5.00 

A. O. Parker, storing scraper, 2.25 
Walter H. Glazier, paid for dinners for 

election officers, 2.25 

Frank P. Hall, stove and pipe for library, 5.65 

C. E. Miller, dog posters and license book,* 2.00 
William H. Jones, janitor town hall, 5.00 
W. H. Jones, care of ballot box two years, 2.00 
Hobbs and Warren, abatement book, 2.75 
Cecil T. Bagnall, tax bills for 1909, 1.39 
Giffin & Hall, water rent to date, 4.25 
Frank P. Hall, stamps, stationery etc., 11.72 
Edward T. King, inspecting animals 1908, 17.50 



SALARIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Warren P. Sloan, town clerk, 25.00 

" " " Justice of peace, 5.00 

" " " registrar of votes, 5.00 

" " " money paid out, 7.75 

Wm. H. Giffin, auditor 1908, 5.00 

N. A. Beals, teller one meeting, 1.50 

Stephen H. Walker, teller one meeting, 1.50 

E. P. S. Alden, " two " 3.00 

Fred M. Thrasher, " one " 1.50 

Wm. R. Carrick, moderator spring meeting, 2.50 

" " " " fall " 1.50 

David M. Hunter, teller one meeting, 1.50 



$ 161.96 



10 



Paid C. E. Miller, constable, $ 1.50 

Fred A. W. Churchill, constable, 3.00 

Frank P. Hall, treasurer, 30.00 
Edward T. King, inspecting animals to date, 17.50 

" " " " meat " " 9.55 

David M. Hunter, u " " " 11.50 
Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor, 

and overseer of poor, 60.00 
Edward M. Hunter, selectman, assessor, 

and overseer of poor, 60.00 
Wm. H. Giffin, selectman, assessor, 

and overseer of poor, 60.00 

Total amount of orders drawn. 



$ 313.80 

$ 2,675.15 



WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Selectmen 
EDWARD M. HUNTER, \ of 

WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, ) Greenwich 



March 1, 1910. 



Report of Overseers of Poor. 



For the year ending March i, igio. 

EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME. 

Alfred C. King, partial support of John King, 

May 1, 1909, to Feb. 1, 1910, $ 90.00 

Overseers of poor, expenses to Northampton, 7.03 

F. P. Hall, groceries for Joseph W. Pattrill, 1.90 



Due from the Commonwealth, acct. Oliver Lego, 




$ 
% 


98.93 
11.75 


EXPENSES AT COOLEY 


HOME. 






Paid F. M. Thresher, salary to April 1, 1909, 




S 50.00 






F. M. Thresher, salary to Feb. 1, 1910, 




250.00 






" " "' goods for Cooley Home, 




15.00 






" " " goods for Nettie Upton. 




15.50 






H. H. Dickinson, groceries, 




187.22 






" " " grain, 




40.15 






F. L. Parker, grain, 




346.95 






F. P. Hall, groceries, 




10.56 






" " " plow, 




13.50 






New Salem Creamery Co., for butter, 




47.71 






J. M. Vaughn, meat. 




9.55 






H. B. Hess, meat, 




3.02 






Roy P. Edson, labor, 




141.50 






Thomas Severance, labor, 




10.00 







12 



Paid T. & Severance, plowing, $■ 6.40 

C. F. Dyer, planting corn, 2.50 

A. Labare, repairing furnace, 5.00 

J. L. Thresher, butchering, 4.00 

J. L. Hamilton, labor, fall 1908. 13.00 

Geo. L. Mason, sawing wood, 1.75 

Hunter Bros., cutting and drawing ice. 1.3.78 

G. Garbarino, wagon, 25.00 

E. A. Moore, wagon curtains, 9.00 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith bill, 8.00 

E. L. Powers. " " 9.05 

E. T. King, pigs, 22.00 
" " " harness, 4.00 
" " " use of horse, 33.00 
" " " fertilizer, 24.00 

• Wm. R. Carrick, fertilizer. 8.50 

F. H. Vaughn, fertilizer. 3.20 
E. H. Root, wagon shafts. 3.50 
Francis E. Manley, cow, 37.00 
Geo. B. Walker, cow, 44.50 
Geo. E. Nevins, cement, and labor repairing 

spring, 5.00 

Daniel Stone & Son, insurance, 20.25 



$ 1.443.09 



INCOME AT COOLEY HOME. 

Cream. - 498.97 

Pork, 126.82 

Potatoes, 57.85 

Eggs, 95.58 

Poultry, 24.06 

Veal, 56.00 

Board of Walter Hoyt, 29.25 

Transportation of scholars, 288.00 



13 



Board of James E. White. 



% 180.00 



$ 1.356.53 



Net expense at Cooley Home. 



S 86.56 



INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME. 



One horse. 

Eight cows. 

One two-year old. 

One yearling, 

Three calves. 

Two swine, 

Fifty-five fowls, 

Eight ton english hay. 

Corn fodder, 

Grain, 

Potatoes, 

Provisions, 

Farming tools. 

Furniture, 



$ 200.00 

280.00 
25.00 
18.00 
30.00 
20.00 
35.00 

160.00 
20.00 

100.00 
20.00 
15.00 

180.00 
50.00 



s 1.153.00 



INMATES FOR THE YEAR. 



Nettie Upton, 



52 weeks. 



EDWARD M. HUNTER. ) Overseers 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN. \ of 
WALTER H. GLAZIER. \ Poor. 



Howard H. Dickinson, Auditor. 



Assessors' Report. 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Total valuation, $ 246,532.00 

Total value of real estate, 196,315.00 

Total value of personal estate, 50,217.00 

Total tax for state, county, and town purposes, 4,048.59 

Rate per thousand, 15.40 

Number of polls assessed, 137 

Number of polls exempt, 11 

Tax on each poll, $ 2.00 

Total number of persons assessed, 247 

Total number paying tax on property, 217 

Total number paying tax, poll only, 30 

Number horses assessed, 147 

Number cows assessed, 294 

Number neat cattle other than cows, 65 

Number swine assessed, 28 

Number dwelling houses assessed, 141 

Number fowls assessed, 1,390 

Number acres land assessed. 11.239 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Assessors 

WM. H. GIFFIN, [ of 
EDWARD M. HUNTER, \ Greenwich. 

Howard H. Dickinson, Auditor. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Statement of Receipts a?id Expenditures, for the year endi?ig 

March i, iqio. 

1909. Dr. 

March 30, To cash in treasury to new account, 8 1,593.50 

To cash received from Commonwealth, acct. 

Corporation tax, .24 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, acct. 

James E. White, board, 180.00 

To cash received from Athol Savings Bank, 

( borrowed ) 1,500.00 

% 3,273.74 

To cash received from Commonwealth, compen- 
sation inspection of animals, S 8.75 

To cash from Cemetery Commissioners for sale 

of lots, 15.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, Corpo- 
ration tax, 22.44 

To cash received from Commonwealth, Nation- 
al Bank tax, 27.01 

To cash received from Commonwealth, Military 

aid, 16.00 

S 89.20 



To cash received from Commonwealth, State 

aid, S 416.00 



16 



To cash received from Commonwealth, High 

School tuition in special cases, $ 352.20 

To cash received from B. A. Sawtelle. acct. of 

drain through his yard. 25.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, account 

of state highway loan, 500.00 

To cash received from E. H. Bannister, dog 

fund refunded, 75.30 

s 1.368.56 

To cash received from School Committee, state 

reimbursement of School Supt., $ 131.56 

To cash received from Cemetery Commissioners, 

for care of lots, 6.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, Mass. 

School Fund, 1,086.68 

To cash received from Ware Savings Bank, int. 

on cemetery funds, 55.83 

To cash received from George E. Nevins, old 

plank sold, 5.50 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, acct. 

Cooley Home, 888.53 

$ 2.174.10 



To cash received from Overseers of Poor, 

( transportation money, ) 288.00 

To cash received from W. R. King, Collecter 

1906, 160.00 

To cash received from W. R. King, as interest 

1906, 43.78 
To cash received from W. R. King, Collector 

1907, 620.00 
To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

1908, s 820.00 
To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 



17 

1909, $ 2,750.74 

: $ 4,682.52 

Total, $ 11,588.12 

Cr. 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, interest. % 112.50 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, note, 1,500.00 

By paid E. H. Bannister, county tax, 448.00 

By paid State tax, 360.00 

By paid E. H. Root, acct. burial of Mrs. 

Elizabeth Clark, 37.00 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, note, 500.00 

By paid Cemetery commissioners, balance 

of Topliff legacy, 9.17 

% 2,966.67 



By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abate- 
ment, 1908, $ 24.00 

By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abate- 
ment, 1909, 37.96 

By paid orders of Selectmen to date, 2,675.15 

By paid orders of Overseers of Poor to date, 1,542.02 

By paid orders of School Committee to date, 2,371.20 

By paid orders of School Committee, 1909, 7.75 



% 6,658.08 
By cash in treasury to balance account, $ 1,963.37 



Total, $ 11,588.12 

TRUST FUNDS FOR ACCOUNT CEMETERY. 

CARE OF BURIAL LOTS. 

Rindge fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1910, $ 14.09 

Expended % 5.00, Available $ 9.09 

Wilkinson fund, $ 300.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1910, 31.15 

Expended $ 8.00, Available 23.15 



IS 



Shumway fund. $ 100.00 interest to Jan. 1. 1910, $ 13.62 

Expended I 5.00. Available $ 8.62 

Spooner fund, $ 50.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1910. 7.76 

Expended S 3.00, Available 4.76 

Warner fund. - 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1910, 19." 

Expended S 10.00, Available 9.57 

Mary Walker fund, S 100.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1910. 12.24 

Expended S 3.00, Available 9.24 

Charles Powers fund. $ 50.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1910, 10.48 

Expended s 5.00, Available 5.4S 

Rebecca Spooner fund, $ 82.65. int. to Jan. 1, 1910. 13.30 

Expended S 3.83, Available 9.47 

Merrick Tourtelotte fund, 8 25.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1910, 6.62 

Expended S 3.00, Available 3.62 

Emelia Topliff fund, S 100.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1910, 14.26 

Expended S 5.00, Available 9.26 

Justice Johnson fund, s 200.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1910, 19.88 

Expended S 5.00, Available 14.88 

Charles Record fund, $ 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1910. 4.62 

Expended — Available 4.62 

Amos Blackmer fund. S 50.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1910, 3.56 

Expended — Available 3.56 

Clara B. Walker fund. S 100.00. int. to Jan. 1. 1910. 5.08 

Expended — Available 5.08 



LIABILITIES. 

One note due May 7, 1910. 



- 1.500.00 



ASSETS. 
Amount due on taxes, 1907, 
Amount due on taxes, 1908, 
Amount due on taxes, 1909, 
Amount due from Commonwealth, state aid. 
Amount due from Commonwealth account, 
burial of Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, 



- 270.00 

460.00 

1.298.00 

334.00 

37.00 



19 

Cash in treasury, $ 1,963.37 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL, Treasurer. 
H. H. Dickinson, Auditor. 



Report of the Trustees of the Free 
Public Library. 



Number of days library has been opened, 51 

books given out, 2.170 

magazines given out, T>26 

books donated from Commission. 23 

books donated from friends. 14 

books purchased, 65 

magazines donated, 3 

magazines subscribed for, 6 

public documents added, 14 

Whole number of volumes, 2.408 

Circulating department. 2, 2 1 1 > 

Public documents, 192 

Respectfully submitted, 

AMELIA M. ROOT, Secretary. 



FINANCIAL 


STATEMENT 


• 






RECEIPTS. 






Cash in treasurer's hands March 1, 


1909. s 2.17 




Appropriation, 

Received from Bailey fund. 






100.00 

8.08 




Spooner fund, 






19.76 




Pines, 






.72 


s 130.73 



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EXPENDITURES. 






Paid for books, 




$ 79.73 




magazines. 




13.72 




express, 




.75 




rules and regulations. 




1.50 




carrying of books. 




10.75 




sundries, 




1.28 




librarian, 




23.00 


S 130.73 


LIBRARY 


FUNDS. 






Stephen P. Bailey fund. 




$ 200.00 




Rebecca Spooner fund. 




500.00 


« 700 00 



WM. S. DOUGLAS, 
E. P. S. ALDEN. 
WM. H. WALKER, 
AMELIA M. ROOT, 
ALICE THAYER, 
MRS. ELLA WALKER, 



>- Trustees. 



E. P. S. ALDEN, Treasurer. 
HELEN I. NEVINS, Librarian. 



Supplement Catalog, Greenwich Public 

Library. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENTS. 

Acts and Resolves, Report 1909. 

Agricultural College, Amherst, 46th. annual report. 

Board of Education, report 1908. 

Agricultural Experiment Station, 21st. report. 

Census 1905. 

Free Public Library Commission report, 1909. 

Journal of House of Representatives, 1909. 

Journal of the Senate, 1909. 

Industrial Education. 

Library of Congress report, 1908. 

Manual of the General Court. 

Metropolitan Improvement Commission report, 1909. 

Public Reservations report. 

State Library report. 

GENERAL. 

Lippincott's Biographical Dictionary. 

St. Nicholas Magazines, 1901, 1901, 1909. 

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION. 
Why Friends the Quakers do not Baptize with water. 

BIOGRAPHY. 
McCormick, Cyrus H. Casson, Herbert N. 



K AC8 


K AG8 


K ED8 


K AG8 


KC23 


K F87 


K H81 


KSE5 


K IN2 


K C72 


K G29 


K M55 


K P9 


K ST9 


Ref, 


A 8a2 


B W41 


EMl.'l 



23 



Roosevelt, Theodore. Riss, Jacob. Theo. Roosevelt the Citizen. 

E R72.2 

HISTORY. 

Bakie, James. The Story of the Pharaohs. F B14 

Billings, John D. The Tenth Mass. Battery Light Artillery. F B49 
Coffin, Charles Carleton. The Boys of '76. F C65.5 

" " " Following the Flag. F C65.6 

" " " My Days and Nights on the Battle- 

field, F C65.7 

Conn. Valley History. 2 vols. F C66 

Doubleday, Russell. A Gunner Aboard the Yankee. F D72 

Doubleday, Russell. From Cattle Ranch to College. F D72.2 

Floyd, Fred C. The 40 th. ( Mozart ) Regiment, New 

York Volunteers. F F63 

Guizot, M. History of France, 8 vols. F G94 

Hanks, Charles L. Our Plymouth Forefathers. F H22 

Journal of the 43rd. Annual Encampment G. A. R. F J65 

Kirbbye, J. Edw'd. Puritanism in the South. F K62 

Roe, Alfred S. The 10th. Regiment Mass. Volunteer In- 
fantry, 1861-1864. F R62.2 
Roosevelt, Theodore. Stories of the Great West. F R72 
Sutchffe, Alice Cary. Rob't Fulton and the Clermont. F Su8 
Vital Records. Ashburnham, Athol, Bolton, Brookfield, Dan- 
vers, Haverhill, Methuen, Natick, Sehituate, Sharon, 
Spencer, Tisbury, Wayland, Weymouth, Warren, 
Winchendon. 

DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL. 

Butler, Edward C. Our Little Mexican Cousin. jG B97 

Johnston, Clifton. The Picturesque Hudson. G J64.6 

Wade, Mary Hazelton. Our Little Irish Cousin. jG W12.12 

SCIENCE AND ART. 

Bacon, Dolores. Pictures Every Child Should Know. jL B13 

Baker, Ray. Stannard Boys Second Book of Inventions. jL B15.2 



24 

Beard. Lina and Adelia. Things Worth Doing. jL B308.3 

Bryant, Sarah Cone. How to Tell Stories to Children. jL B<S4 

Mitton, G. E. The Children's hook of Stars. jL M71 

Roberts, Charles G. D. The Watchers of the Trails. L RGl.'J 

Serviss, Garrett P. Curiosities of the Sky. L Se6 

Sharp, Dallas Lore. The Lay of the Land. L SH2 

LITERATURE. 

Church. Alfred. The Odyssey for Boys and Girls. jY C47.2 

" Illiad " jY C47.3 

Waters. N. McGee. Heroes and Heroism of Modern Life. Y W33 

Wilmot. Buxton E. M. Stories of Persian Heroes. Y W64 

FICTION. 

Anderson. Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. JAN25 

Barton. Wm. E. The Prairie Schooner. JB282 

When Boston Braved the King. B282.2 

Batcheller. Irving. The Hand Made Gentleman. jB19.o 

Beach. Rex. The Barrier. B3<S.2 

The Silver Horde. B38.3 

Booth, Edwin C. The Post Girl. B66 

Coffin, Chas. Carlton. Winning His Way. jC<>.~) 

Corelli. Marie. God's Good Man. C81.2 

Crawford, F. Marion. Stradella. C87.17 

The White Sister. C87.18 

Dawson, W. J. A Prophet in Babylon. D32 

Eaton. Isabel Graham. By the Shores of Arcady. Ea8 

Garland, Hamlin. The Mocassin Ranch. G1N.<> 

Gladden, Washington. Santa Claus on a Lark. jG4r) 

Glasgow, Ellen. The Romance of a Plain Man. G35.5 

Green, Homer. A Lincoln Conscript. G831 

Hall, Eliza Calvert. Aunt Jane of Kentucky. H1G 

Harben. Will N. The Redemption of Kenneth Gait. Hl ( .».7 

Harrison. Elizabeth. In Story Lund. JH24 

Henry, ( ). Roads of Destiny. H3(> 

Hoover, Bessie R. Pa Flickinger's Folks. H7(> 



25 



Knowles, Rob't. E. The Webb of Time. K75 

Lane, Elinor M. Katrine. L25.2 

Lang. Andrew. The Yellow Fairy Book. JL25.5 

Lighthall. W. D. The Master of Life. L62 

London, Jack. Martin Eden. L88.2 

Macgowan, Alice. Judith of the Cumberlands. Ml 7 

Marks, Janette and Moody, Julia. Little Busybodies. jM33 

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Avonlea. M77.2 

Nicholson, Merideth. The Lords of High Decision. N52.2 

Nortion. Chas. Eliot, ed. Heart of Oak, Book I. j^52 

•• " II. JN52.2 

" " " " " " " " III. JN52.3 

Orezy, Baroness. The Scarlet Pimpernel. OR4 

Parker, Gilbert. Northern Lights. P22.5 

Porter, Gene Stratton. Freckles. P834 

The Girl of the Limberlost. P834.2 

Reed, Myrtle. A Spinner in the Sun. R26.6 

Richards. Laura E. Hildegarde's Neighbors. JR39.12 

' ; " Hildergarde's Home. JR39.13 

" " Hildergarde's Holiday. JR39.14 

Rita. JR39.15 

" " Fernley House. JR39.16 

Rinehart, Mary R. The Man in Lower Ten. R45 

Stratemeyer, Edward. Dave Porter and his Classmates. jSTo.16 

Taggart, Marion Ames. Six Girls and the Seventh One. JT12.6 

Thurston, Katherine Cecil. The Masquerader. T42.3 

Tomlinson, E. T. 'Washington's Young Aids. JT59.27 

Twain, Mark. Captain Stormfields Visit to Heaven. T91.2 

Wason, Robert Alexander. Happy Hawkins. W28 

Wells, H. G. Ann Veronica. W42 

Westrup, Margaret. The Greater Mischief. W46m 

Wetmore. Claude. In a Brazilian Jungle. W53.3 

Whitaker, Herman. The Planter.' W527 

White, Wm. Allen. A Certain Rich Man. Wo 28 

White, Stuart Edw'd. The Riverman. W529.4 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

Greenwich, Mass., 
For the year ending Mar. 4, 1910. 



Organization, J 909-19 JO. 

F. P. Hall, Chairman, Term expires, 1911. 

W. R. Carrick. Secretary, Term expires, 1910. 

C. B. Coit, Term expires, 1912. 

Superintendent of Schools* 
G. Alyix Grover. 



To the Citizens of Greenwich : 

We respectfully submit the following report. 



Financial Statement. 



Income from state school fund, 


s 1,086.68 




" " " - " from last year, 119.12 




State, on account of Superintendent. 


131.56 

s 


1,337.36 


Expended, 




1.071.20 


Unexpended balance, 


$ 266.16 


Received from town. 


s 950.00 




Reimbursement of High School tuition. 


352.20 




Interest on Sabin School fund. 


30.00 






tt 


1 33 r> 20 


Expended, 


•.. 


1.300.00 



Unexpended balance, $ 32.20 

TEACHERS' SALARIES. 

Mary Carpenter, s 132.00 

Alma Thomas, 11.00 

Alice Parsons. 110.00 

Anna Porter, . 288.00 

Marion Kelley. 252.00 

Lucy Gatchell, 78.00 

s S71.00 



PAID FOR TRANSPORTING CHILDREN. 
Overseers of Poor. - 288.00 



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George Dickinson, $ 175.00 

Robert Brown, 144.00 

Monroe Stockwell, 80.50 

E. P. S. Alden, - 42.00 

F. P. Hall, 12.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 
City of Springfield, $ 110.00 

Town of Athol, 190.20 

Town of New Salem, 48.00 

Town of Palmer, 17.50 



On acct. of Union Superintendent, $ 166.30 

Supplies, 77.21 

Wood, 47.25 

Care of rooms, 41.00 

Salaries of committee, 40.00 

Census, 5.00 

Expense of water for village school, 4.25 

Freight and postage, 1.23 

Telephone charges, 1.10 

Repairs, 6.16 

Medical examination, 3.50 



$ 741.50 



$ 365.70 



$ 393.00 
2,371.20 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Hampshire, ss. 

To C. E. Miller, Constable of the town of Greenwich^ 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
town of Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town af- 
fairs, to meet at their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Mon- 
day the twenty-eighth day of March, A. D. 1910, at ten o'clock 
in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for Town Clerk for two 
years to fill unexpired term of the late Warren P. Sloan. Also 
for one Selectman, one Overseer of the Poor, one Assessor, one 
School Committee, two Library Trustees, and one Cemetery 
Commissioner, all for three years. Also Tax Collector, Tree 
Warden, Treasurer, two Constables, Auditor, three Fence View 
ers, and three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one year. 
Also on same ballot, to vote " Yes " or " No " in answer to the 
question : Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors in this town ? 



31 



Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for 
the year ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and 
act thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appro- 
priation for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will vote to charge interest on 
taxes after a certain date, and fix the rate, also to see if the town 
will allow a discount on taxes if paid on or before a certain date. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow during the cur- 
rent municipal year beginning April 1st., 1910, in anticipation 
of the taxes for said municipal year such sums of money as may 
be necessary to meet the current expenses of the town, giving 
the note or notes of the town therefor. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will concur with the Board 
of Harbor and Land Commissioners in the proposed change in 
the boundary line between the town of Greenwich and Enfield. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a 
sum of money to purchase a number of chemical fire extinguish- 
ers for the use of the Forest warden. 

Art. 11. To see what action the town will take with re- 
gard to the Edson Bridge so called. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money, provided the Massachusetts Highway Commission will 
add an equal amount for the purpose of improving the road 
leading from Greenwich Village past the railroad station, or 
act in relation thereto. 

The polls will be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you are 
directed to serve this warrant by posting up attested copies 
thereof at each of the Post Of f ices in Greenwich, seven days 
at least, before the time and place of said meeting. Hereof 



$2 



fail not and make due return of this warrant, with your doings 
thereon to the town clerk, on or before the time and place of 
said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this eleventh day of March, A. D. 
1910. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER. ) Selectmen 
EDWARD M. HUNTER. of 

WM. H. GIFFIX. ) Greenwich, 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 



GREENWICH, 



FOR THK 



Year Ending March I st, 1911 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer. 

1911. 

</ 



WAR 31 l 01 ^ 

STATE MUSE, MSTM. 



(S< 



Report of Town Clerk. 



Vital Statistics for igio. 
births. 
Name of Child. Name of Parents. 

Feb. 16, Still Born. Samuel and Elizabeth Ritchie. 

Apr. 7, Agnes A. Hall. Frank and Luella Hall. 

Apr. 16, Emily M. Coit. Edgar and Sarah Coit. 

Apr. 29, Lawrence E. Randall. Edward and Eva Randall. 

June 1, Ernest D. Patrill. and Eva Patrill. 

June 16, Edna Hinman. Win. and Cora Hinman. 

marriages. 
Aug. 31, Edward T. King and Elizabeth F. Coats. 
Ot-t. 5, Robert A. Harrington and Efi'ie L. Holland. 

* 

DEATHS. 

Jan. 8, Corrina Merrill, age 79. 
Jan. 29, Warren P. Sloan, age 63. 
Feb. 4, Theodore F. Alden, age 68. 
Feb. 16, Nameless, still born. 
Mar. 12, Peter M. Wilson, age 66. 
Apr. 19, Lucy E. Pomeroy, age 77. 
Oct. 6. Stephen C. Wright, age 38. 
Nov. 2, Maryette Caswell, age 57. 
Nov. 23. Elizabeth F. King, age 50. 



Nov. 25, Martha M. Wheeler, age 77. 
Dec. (). Emeline C. Barlow, age 8;">. 

NON-RESIDENTS INTERRED IN GREENWICH. 

Jan. 16. Mellvill F. Grant, age 3. 
Jan. 13. Charles Hodgkin. age 87. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLARENCE E. MILLER. Town Clerk. 



Report of the Selectmen. 





STATE AID. 






Mary F. Winter, 


12 months. S 


$ 48.00 




Iva L. Jones. 


12 months. 


48.00 




Wm. T. Alden, 


12 months, 


48.00 




Nathan A. Beals, 


12 months, 


48.00 




Leroy C. Beals. 


12 months, 


48.00 




James E. White, 


12 months, 


48.00 




A. P. Clifford. 


12 months. 


48.00 




S. M. Stockwell 


9 months. 


36.00 




T. C. Chapman. 


2 months, 


8.00 




Elvira Woods, 


1 month. 


4.00 




Lucinda Root, 


1 month. 


4.00 


s 388.00 




PUBLIC LIBRARY. 






Appropriation, 


$ 


100.00 




Paid Ezra P. S. Alden, 




s 100.00 



EXPENSE OF FOREST FIRES. 

Paid Fred F. Foley and others, $ 17.32 



Wm. H. Walker and others. 



17.20 



$ 34.52 



STATE ROAD 1909. 



Paid Geo. E. Nevins. 




s 10.00 


J. K. James. 




7.00 


W. H. Walker, man ami team. 


12.00 


A. (). Parker, man and tei 


1111. 


10.00 


Rol>. Powers. 




7.00 


S. L. Vaughn. 




5.25 


A. Stevens. 




5.25 


H. Lyman. 




3.50 


Loam. 




3.50 


STATE 


ROAD 1910. 




State granted, 




s 700.00 


Town appropriated. 




300.00 


Paid Geo. E. Nevins. 




144.50 


Geo. E. Nevins. horse. 




10.00 


W. R. King, 




26.75 


J. D. James. 




107.00 


S. L. Vaughn. 




88.00 


H. Lyman. 




89.25 


A. 0. Parker, man and team. 


174.00 


S. A. Sehmerhorn. 




21.87 


Rob. Powers. 




84.86 


W. H. Walker, man and team. 


20.00 


Porter Carter, 




12.25 


W. H. Walker, posts and 1 


•ailings. 


10.25 


Line posts, 




1.50 


Freight on same. 




.50 


Spikes, 




.25 


Dynamite. 




42.17 


9 gals. K. oil. 




1.22 


K. A. Moore, blacksmith bill. 


79.85 


F. P. Hall, stone boat and fufi 


10.00 


( travel, 




3.00 



63.50 



- 924.22 



Received from state on account. $ 500.00 



ROADS AND BRIDGES. 




Appropriation, 


$ 700.00 


Paid Geo. E. Nevins, $ 


123.50 


Geo. E. Nevins, horse. 


10.00 


W. M. Nevins, 


25.25 


J. D. James, 


45.49 


A. Stevens, 


31.62 


W. H. Walker, man and team. 


62.50 


A. 0. Parker, man and team. 


85.50 


Robert Powers, 


30.62 


S. L. Vaughn, 


37.74 


H. M. Lyman, 


37.62 


E. H. Root. 


3.00 


J. Thayer, 


1.50 


J. Clark, • 


.50 


E. A. Moore, blacksmith, 


1.00 


J. L. Smith, repairs on scraper, 


3.80 


Express on repairs. 


.75 


W. H. Giffin, plank, 


129.75 


S. H. Walker, shovels and nails, 


8.05 


F. P. Hall, supplies, 


1.07 


W. H. Walker, posts. 


1.50 


W. H. Giffin, posts. 


.75 


Thomas Severance, 


7.44 


|F. H. Young, loam. 


7.00 


H. Lego, 


1.75 


Win. Simmons. 


1.75 


Mr. Brown, 


1.75 


E. L. Powers, loam. 


7.50 




s 668.70 



GEO. E. NEVINS, Superintendent. 



EDSON BRIDGE. 

Paid United Construction Co., for steel bridge, $ 620.00 
Geo. E. Nevins. 70.00 



Paid S. L. Vaughn, 
J. D. James. 
N. Ma rev. 

W. H. Walker, team. 
W. H. Walker, derrick, 
H. M. Lyman, 
Dr. Sawtelle, stone. 
S. H. Walker, 
W. H. Giffin, cement. 
( . L. Lyman. 
W. H. Lyman, 
W. N. Nevins, 
A. 0. Parker, team, 
W. H. Giffin. 
E. L. Powers, loam. 
Mrs. Kelley, stone. 
H. H. Dickinson. 
Lester Eclson. 
W. H. Giffin. plank, 

Appropriation, 



3 28.87 
41.12 

57.00 

58.00 

11.00 

31.^0 
5.00 
.77 
7.85 
6.60 
5.25 
3.00 
6.00 

15.65 
4.50 
5.00 
1.00 
1.50 

53.60 



s 1,033.21 

s 1.100.00 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 



Appropriation, 

Received from Wilkinson fund. 

Justice Johnson fund. 
Rindge fund. 
Shumway fund. 
Spooner fund, 
Warner fund, 
Mary Walker fund. 
Chas. Powers' fund. 

Rebecca Spooner fund. 
Merrick Tourtelotte fund. 
Emclia Topliff fund. 



100.00 

5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
l.oo 

2.00 

l.oo 
1.12 



Received from Chas. Record fund, $ 1.00 

Amos Blackmer fund, 1.00 

Care of various lots, 1910, 14.00 

Care of H. L. Cutler lot, 1909, 1.00 

Sale of grass, 5.00 



Paid Geo. E. Nevins and help, 


$ 87.47 


Springfield Foundry, for markers. 


11.25 


Freight, 


.25 


S. H. Walker, fence wire, 


10.62 


W. H. Giffin, posts. 


4.92 


F. A. Thayer, painting hearse house, 


25.40 


Dr. Sawtelle, secretary, 


5.00 


D. M. Hunter, labor, 


.75 


Postage, 


.4C> 



S 146.12 



$ 146.12 

Received from Frank Grant for lot, $ 5.00 

Frank Parker for lot, 5.00 

Edward T. King, for lot, 5.00 

Paid Town Treasurer, s 15.00 

Selectmen gave orders, appropriation, $ 100.00 

" ' k Int. on funds, 26.12 

s 126.12 



DAVID M. HUNTER. 

B. A. SAWTELLE, l n cemetery 

GEO. E. NEVINS, 



Commissioners. 



PATHING SNOW. 

Paid William Simmons, $ 4.20 

Geo. L. Dickinson, 1.00 

E. P. S. Alden & Son, 3.80 

J. L. Thrasher, 5.20 



% 14.20 



[0 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. 

Paid Frank P. Hall, weights and measures, > 1 

A. H. Bartlett. 1 .allots. 7.90 

Lewis H. Blackmer, town reports, 25.60 

D. (t. Weston, dinners for election offic 4.77> 
A. P. Clifford, repairs on Wilcox house. 4.1'.') 
Hobhs & Warren, supplies. 4.2U 
W. H. Glazier, acc't of Hillside school. 5.00 

E. H. Root. 3 burials. 9.00 
Badger Co., 6 fire extinguishers and extras. 48.00 
J. Russell Marble Co.. sulphuric acid. 1.80 

E. P. Smith & Co.. keg B. C. Soda, 2.10 
Prank A. Thayer, labor at library, 

R. W. Lyman, transfers. 'J. 70 

C. C. Bagnall. tax book and bills. 1.99 

Abel C. Parker, storing scraper. '_'.'_'7> 

W. H. Glazier, copying valuation. 5.00 

Daniel Stone & Son, insurance. 17.00 

W. H. Glazier, discount on taxes. 5.75 

W. H. Giffin. expense to Boston. 7.23 

Giffin & Hall, water rent to Oct. 1. 1911. 3.00 

F. E. Marsh, dry measure guage. 2 .00 
Town of Enfield. \ cost of monuments and 

setting same, '.47) 

W. H. Jones, janitor town hall, 7). 00 

W. H. Glazier, taxes on cheese factory. 9.80 

Frank P. Hall, stamps, stationaiy etc.. 1.30 

Carter Ink Co.. \ dozen record ink. .75 



SALARIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Willis R. King, collecting taxes 1906, $ 40.00 

Howard H. Dickinson, auditor 1909. 5.00 

orge E. Kevins, tree warden. 50.00 

C. E. Miller, town clerk. 25.00 

registrar of voters, 5.00 



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11 



Paid C. E. Miller, clerks' meeting, - 4.00 
" •• recording births, marriages etc.. 6.00 

" " money paid out. 5.00 

Walter H. Glazier, perambulating lines. 10.00 

William H. Giffin. •• " 7.50 

Edward M. Hunter. " " 2.50 
Edward T. King, inspecting animals. 1910. 17.50 

Win, S. Douglass, teller one meeting, 1.50 

Wm. Gelling, - " - 1.50 

Oscar King. - two " 3.00 

E. P. S. Alden. - one - 1.50 

Fred M. Thrasher. 1.50 

Fred A. W. Churchill, constable. 3.00 

David M. Hunter, election officer, 3.00 
Wm. R. Carrick. moderater spring meeting. 2.50 

W. H. Walker. - special - 2.50 

Stephen H. Walker, justice. 5.00 

Frank P. Hall, treasurer. 30.00 
Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor, 

and overseer of poor, 60.00 
Wm. H. Giffin, selectman, assessor. 

and overseer of poor, 60.00 
Edward M. Hunter, selectman, assessor, 

and overseer of poor. 60.00 

Edward T. King, inspecting meat. 11.45 

David M. Hunter. - •• 3.00 

Total amount of orders drawn. 



s 426.95 
$ 4.105.00 



WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Selectmen 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN. \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER. \ Greenwich. 



March 1. 1911. 



HOWARD H. DICKINSON. Auditor. 



Report of Overseers of Poor* 



For the year ending March i. iqii. 

To the citizens of Greenwich : 

Chapter 412, Acts 1910, make it unlawful to publish in this re- 
port the name of any person who has received aid from this depart- 
ment. We therefore enter each case by number. 



EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME. 

Paid Alfred C. King, partial support of No. 3, 

Feb. 1, 1910, to Feb. 1, 1911. - 170.00 

Wm. H. Giffin. acc't. of No. 3, 5.39 

W. H. Glazier, acc't of No. 3. 3.69 



Paid E. M. Hunter to Amherst, account 

of No. 4. s 4.43 



Paid B. A. Sawtelle, M. I)., medical atten- 
dance to No. 5, $ L.25 



Paid town of Athol. acc't of No. 2, - 36.80 

Wm. H. Giffin. acc't of No. 2. 5.80 



% 179.08 

- 4.43 

- L.25 

s 41.60 
s 226.36 



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EXPENSE AT COOLEY HOME. 

Paid F. M. Thresher, salary to Apr. 1, 1910, $ 50.00 

F. M. Thresher, salary to Feb. 1, 1911. 250.00 

F. M. Thresher, miscellaneous, 25.02 

F. M. Thresher, pasture rent, 10.00 

F. M. Thresher, goods for No. 1. 17.11 

H. H. Dickinson, grain, 13.40 

H. H. Dickinson, grass seed. 17.41 

H. H. Dickinson, groceries, 200.32 

F. L. Parker, grain and grinding, 412.44 

Roy P. Edson, labor. 178.00 

Fox and Casey, horse, 160.00 

Fox and Casey, collar, 2.00 

F. P. Hall, store bill, 3.33 

S. H. Walker, store bill, 3.40 

New Salem Creamery Co., butter, 54.30 

J. M. Vaughn, meat, 10.24* 

H. B. Hess, meat, 3.56 

C. F. Dyer, planting corn etc., 3.00 

W. R. King, butchering, 3.00 

W. R. King, repairing harness, 4.75 

T. Severance, stock service, 4.50 

Chas. Parker, horse goods, 3.20 

Hunter Bros., cutting and drawing ice, 8.00 

Geo. E. Phipps, rent of land, 2.00 

E. L. Powers, blacksmith bill, 14.38 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith bill. 2.60 

E. T. King, fertilizer, 40.00 

E. T. King, balance on cows, 25.00 

E. T. King, four pigs, 15.50 
B. M. Hall, three pigs, 15.00 
Overseers of Poor to Springfield, 9.00 

F. A. Thayer, wall paper, etc., 4.45 
F. A. Thayer, labor, 8.31 
Daniel Stone & Son, insurance, 20.25 



1,593.47 



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[NCOME AT COOLEY HOME. 

1 ;iu, S' 

lo7.ll' 

Potato 105. ' »." 

Poultry. 19.48 

Pork. 55.87 

70.00 

\ al. 48.00 

Wood, 7.50 

Sweet corn. 1.50 

Board of Walter Hoyt, L30 

Board of James E. White. 181 

Transportation of scholars, 288.no 



1,509.70 



Net expense at Cooley Home. f *3.77 



INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME. 

One hoi § 200.no 

One hoi 17."). 00 

Sis « () ws. 240.00 
Two two-year olds, 00.00 

Two yearlings, 5.00 

Four Bwine, \oo 

Seventy-five fowls. 55.00 

Three and one-half tons hay. 50.00 

( tats and corn fodder. 15.00 

Grain, 100.00 
Pot 75 

Provisions. 15.00 

Farming tools, 180.00 
Furniture, 50.00 



- 1.300.00 



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ENMATES FOR THE YEAR. 

No. 1, 52 weeks. 

No. 2. 10 weeks. 

EDAVARD M. HUNTER, ) Overseers 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, > of 

WILLIAM H. GIFFIN. ) Poor. 



Assessors' Report. 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 
Total valuation, $ 245,003.00 

Total value of real estate, 200,400.00 

Total value of personal estate. 44.603.00 

Total tax for state, county and town purposes. 3.668.04 

Rate per thousand, 14.00 

Number of polls assessed. 132 

Number of polls exempt. 13 

Tax on each poll, $ 2.00 

Total number of persons assessed. 251 

Total number paying tax on property. 227 

Total number paying poll tax only, 24 

Number of horses assessed, 140 

Number of cows assessed. 273 

Number of neat cattle other than cows. 91 

Number of swine assessed. 37 

Number of dwelling houses assessed. 140 

Number of fowls assessed. 1,090 

Number of acres of land assessed. 1 1,260 

WALTER H. GLAZIER. ) Assessors 

WILLIAM H. GIFFIN. [ of 
EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 

HOWARD H. DICKINSON, Auditor. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures, for the year ending 

March /, iqii. 

1910. Dr. 

March 30, To cash in treasury to new acc't, $ 1,963.37 

To cash received from Commonwealth, ace 't 

Corporation tax, .46 

To cash received from Commonwealth, acc't 

support of sick paupers, 11.75 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, acc't 

rent Wilcox House 1909, 30.00 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, 

board of James E. White, 180.00 

To cash received from Cemetery Commission- 
ers, for sale of lots to Frank Grant, Frank 
L. Parker, and Edward T. King, 15.00 



% 2,200.58 



To cash received from Selectmen for auction- 
eer's license to George L. Hunter, $ 1.00 

To cash received from Athol Savings Bank, 

( borrowed, ) 2,500.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, state 

highway loan, 200.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, acc't 

inspection of animals, 8.75 



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To casli received from school committee, state 

Reimbursement of school supt.. ~~ 131.58 

To cash received from Commonwealth, state 

forester's protection against forest fires, 25.95 

s 2,867.28 

To cash received from Commonwealth, cor- 
poration tax, ( public service ). ^13.62 

To cash received from Commonwealth, National 

Bank tax. 59.88 

To cash received from Commonwealth, state aid, 344.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, burial of 

indigent soldiers and sailors, .37.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, High 

school tuition in special cas 431.00 

To cash received from Maurice Fitzgerald, sheriff, 

for fine of Harry A. Marsh, 10.00 

$ 895.50 



To cash received from Edwin H. Banister, dog 

fund refunded, $ (59.89 

To cash received from Commonwealth, income 

Mass. school fund. 1,130.73 

To cash received from town of Enfield, town 

boundary monument, 2.50 

To cash received from Geo. E. Nevins, old 

plank sold, 3.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, state 

highway loan. .">()(>.(>() 

To cash received from Ware Savings Bank. 

interest on cemetery funds, 26.12 

To cash received, W. R. King, collector 1900. 

as interest, 45.32 

To cash received. W. R. King, collector 1907. 270.00 

To cash received, W. R. King, collector 1907, 

as interest. 07.01 



- 2,114.57 



To cash received from W. H. Glazier, col- 
lector 190S. 325.00 



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To cash received from W. H. Glazier, col- 
lector 1909, $ 785.00 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, col- 
lector 1910, 2,810.04 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, 

Cooley Home, 1.041.70 

To cash received from Overseers of Poor, 

transportation money, 288.00 

$ 5,249.74 

Total, $ 13.327.67 

Cr. 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, note and int.. $ 1,537.50 

E. H. Banister, county tax. 442.67 

Athol Savings Bank, interest. 62.50 

State tax, 385.00 
J. W. Flint, per order of district court. 

on account of Harry A. Marsh, 14.06 

Assessors' certificate of tax abatement, 1909, 7.16 

$ 2.448.89 

By paid assessors' certificate of tax abatement, 1910, $ 6.00 

" " " 1907, 9.28 

Selectmen's orders to date, 4,105.00 

Overseers of Poor, orders to date, 1,819.83 

School committee's orders to date, 2,715.30 

By cash in treasury to balance account, 2,223.37 

$ 10,878.78 



Total, s 13.327.67 

TRUST FUNDS FOR ACCOUNT CEMETERY. 

CARE OF BURIAL LOTS. 

Rindge fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1911, $ 13.49 

Expended $ 2.00, Available $ 11.49 

Wilkinson fund, S 300.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1911, 36.19 

Expended $ 5.00, Available 31.19 



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Shumway fund. $ 100.00. interest to Jan. 1, 1911, $ 12.98 

Expended $ 2.00, Available $ 10.98 

Spooner fund, $ 50.00, interest to Jan. 1. 1911, 6.94 

Expended $ 1.00, Available 5.94 

Warner fund. $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1911, 13.' 

Expended S 2.00, Available 11.97 

Mary Walker fund, $ 100.00, int. to Jan. 1. 1911, 13.64 

Expended $ 2.00, Available 11.04 

Clias. Powers fund. S 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1911, 7.70 

Expended $ 1.00, Available 0.70 

Rebecca Spooner fund, $ 82.65, int. to Jan. 1, 1911, 13.17 

Expended S 2.00, Available 11.17 

Merrick Tourtelotte fund, 25.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1911. 4.76 

Expended S 1.00, Available 3.70 

Einelia Topliff fund, $ 100.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1911. 13.66 

Expended $ 1.12, Available 12.54 

Justice Johnson fund, 8 200.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1911, 23.54 

Expended $ 5.00, Available 18.54 

Chas. Record fund. * 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1911. 6.80 

Expended S 1.00, Available 5.80 

Amos Blackmer fund, 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1911. 5.70 

Expended S 1.00, Available 4.70 

Clara B. Walker fund. $ 100.00, int. to Jan, 1, 1911. 9.32 

Expended — Available 9..' 

LIABILITIES. 

One note due May 7. 1911, - 1,500.00 

One note due Jan. 1. 1912. 500.00 

One note due Jan. 1, 1913, 500.00 

( The last two were to pay for Edson bridge. ) 

ASSETS. 

Amount due on taxes 1908, f 135.00 

Amount due on taxes 1909. 513.00 



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Amount due on taxes 1910, $ 858.00 

Amount due from Commonwealth, state aid, 388.00 

Cash in treasury, $ 2,223.37 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL. Treasurer. 

HOWARD H. DICKINSON, Auditor. 



Report of the Trustees of the Free 
Public Library. 



Number of days library has been opened, 

books given out. 2,416 

magazines given out. 333 

1 looks donated from Commission. 1 

books donated from friends. 1 

books donated from Commonwealth. 4 

books purchased. 4.~> 

magazines subscribed for. 6 

public documents added. 1 •"» 

Whole number of volumes, '-'.458 

Circulating department. 2,266 

Public documents. 207 

Respectfully submitted. 

AMELIA M. ROOT. Secretary. 



FINANCIAL STATEM ENT. 

EKCKIPT8. 

Appropriation, % 100.00 

Received from Bailey and Spooner funds. 'JH.'JX 

Received from Km 1 .63 

S 129.81 



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EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for hooks, 

magazines, 

freight. 

carrying books. 

sundries. 

librarian on last year's account. 

Unexpended balance, 

LIBRARY FUNDS. 

Stephen P. Bailey fund, in Ware Bank. 
Rebecca Spooner fund, in Ware Bank, 



WM. S. DOUGLASS. 
E. P. S. ALDEN, 
WM. H. WALKER. 
AMELIA M. ROOT, 
ALICE THAYER, 
MRS. ELLA WALKER, 



$ 45.16 

13.60 

.27 

13.00 

.97 

7.00 

30.00 

19.81 



s L>00.00 
500.00 



S 129.81 



S 700.00 



> Trustees. 



E. P. S. ALDEN, Treasurer. 
HELEN I. NEVINS, Librarian. 



Supplement Catalog, Greenwich Public 

Library. 



Acheson, Edward G. A Pathfinder, A Biographical Sketch. E A9 

Beach. Rex. Going Some. B38.4 

Bennett. Robert Ames. The Shogun's Daughter. B44 

Bosher. Kate Langley. Mary Gary. JB67 

Brainard, Norman. Winning His Shoulder Straps. JB73 

Brown, Abbie FarwelL John of the Woods. JB814.2 

in. Herbert X. The History of the Telephone. F C24 

Churchill, Winston. A Modern Chronicle. C48.6 

Cornstock, John H. Insect Life. L C73 

Connor, Ralph. The Foreigner. C76 

Dawson, J. W. Masterman and Son, D32.2 

Eggleston. Geo. Carv. Westover of Wanalah. EG48 
Forty-Fourth Annual Encampment at Fanuel Hall. Apr. 6. 

and 7. 1910. F F77 

(rale. Zona. Friendship Village Love Stories. G13 

Garland, Hamlin. Main Travelled Roads. G18.7 

rnett, Lucy M. J. Home Life in Turkey. L G19 

Grenfell. Wilfred T. Adrift on an Ice Pan. F G85 

Harris. Corra. A Circuit Rider's Wife. H242 

Hill Lutz, Grace L. The Girl from Montana. H55 

King. Basil. The Inner Shrine. K57.4 

Knowles, Rob't E. St. Cuthberts. K76.2 



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Knowles, Rob't E. The Undertow. K75.3 

Lincoln, Joseph C. Keziah Coffin. L63.4 

Major, Charles. A Gentle Knight of Old Brandenburg. M28.4 

Martin, Helen R. The Crossways. M38.4 

Martyrdom of an Empress. M41 

McCall, Sidney. Red Horse Hill. M12.3 

Melvin Memorial. Exercises at Dedication. F M49 
Miller, Roman <P. Around the World with the 

Battleships. G M61 
Montgomery, L. M. Kihneny of the Orchard. M77.3 
Munn, Charles Clark. The Castle Builders. M891.5 
Nason, George W. Minute Men of '61. E N18 
Otis, James. Mary of Plymouth. G OT5.3 
Otis, James. Ruth of Boston. G OT5.4 
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. The Oath of Allegiance. P51.9 
Pidgin, Charles Felton. Quincy Adams Sawyer. P53.2 
Ray, Anna Chapin. Quickened. R19 
Reed, Myrtle. Old Rose and Silver. R26.7 
Reed, Myrtle. Master of the Vineyard. R26.8 
Rickert, Edith. The Reaper. R42 
Kiss, Jacob. Hero Tales of the Far North. F R44 
Roe, Alfred S. Monuments, Tablets and other Memo- 
rials of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-65. F R62.3 
Rolt Wheeler, Francis. The Boy with the United 

States Survey. jR65 

Sidney, Margaret. A Little Maid of Boston Town. jSIl.8 

Singmaster, Elsie. When Sarah Saved the Day. jSI4 

Stratemyer, Edward. Dave Porter at Star Ranch. jSTo.17 

Talbot, Efchelbert. My People of the Plains. GT13 

Taggart, Marion Ames. Betty Gaston the Seventh Girl. JT12.7 

Tappan, Eva Marsh. Letters from Colonial Children. FT13 

Thompson, Slason. The Railway Library. GT38 

Tracy, Louis. The Wings of the Morning. T67 

Valentine, C. S. How to Keep Hens for Profit. L V21 

Ward, Mrs. Humphrey. Lady Merton, Colonist. W61.6 

Woods, Kate Tannatt. Doctor Dick. JW73.2 



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Wright. Harold Bell. The Calling of Dan Mathews. \Y92a 

Wyss, David. The Swiss Family Robinson. jW99 

The Woman's Education Association has loaned us this year 
traveling library of thirty-five books, a catalogue of which can be ha 
at the library. They also loaned us a set of pictures which were ii 
teresting to the children. 



Annual Report 



OF THK 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



Greenwich, Mass., 
For the year ending March 7, 191 



F. P. Hall, Chairman, Term Expires 1911. 

W. R. Carrick, Secretary, Term Expires 1913. 

C. B. Coit, Term Expires 1912. 



To the Citizens of Greenwich : 

We respectfully submit the following report, together with the re- 
port of Charles Clay, Superintendent of Schools. 



Financial Statement. 



Income from state school fund, 

Income from state school fund, last year, 

From state, on account of superintendent. 

Expended, 

Unexpended, 
Received from town, 
Reimbursement of High School tuition. 
Interest on Sabin school fund. 



$ 1,130.73 
266.16 
131.58 



% 975.00 

431.00 

30.00 



Expended, 

Marion Kelley, 
Anna Kinsley, 
Anna Porter, 



Overseers of Poor. 
H. R. Lego, 

F. F. Foley. 
Lyman Joins. 
F. P. Hall. 



TEACHERS' SALARIES. 



TRANSPORTATION. 



s 1.528.47 
1,279.30 

- 249.17 



$ 1,436.00 
> 1.436.00 



$ 408.00 
288.00 
144.00 



288.00 

216.00 

162.00 

87.00 

5.60 



$ 840.00 



$ 758.50 



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HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 



Springfield, 
Athol, 


$ 240.00 
231.00 






New Salem. 


80.00 






Palmer. 


17.50 


tt 


568 50 


On account of Union Superintendent, 


$ 156.68 




KJ \J KJ • tS \J 


Books and supplies, 


139.15 






Care of school rooms and grounds. 


54.65 






Frank Thayer, painting, 
Wood, 


44.15 
41.90 






Committee's salaries, 


40.00 






F. P. Hall, for paint, 


30.77 






Iron fence, 


24.75 






Census, 


5.00 






Water rent, 


4.75 






B. A. Sawtelle, professional service. 


3.50 






Tuning piano, 


3.00 


$ 


548 30 






%J*X\J iUU 




$ 2,715.30 



H. H. DICKINSON, Auditor. 



Report of Superintendent of Schools. 



To the School Committee atid Citizens of Greenwich : 

I herewith present my first annual report as your superin- 
tendent of schools for the fiscal year ending March 4, 1911 , the 
same also being the ninth in the series of superintendent's re- 
ports for this union. 

SOME STATISTICS. * 
Population, census 1910, 452 

SCHOOL CENSUS. 

Number of children between 5 and 15 years ; boys 48, girls 33, 

total 81. 

Number of children between 7 and 14 years ; boys 40, girls 24, 

total 64. 

Illiterate minors over 14 ; boys 0, girls 0, total 

Number of schoolhouses in town, 3 

Number of schoolhouses occupied, _ ; 

Number of schools, 2 

Number of different teachers during the year, 3 

EYE AND EAR TESTS, DECEMBER, 1910. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 45 

Number found defective in sight, 6 

Number found defective in hearing, 

Number of parents or guardians notified, 5 
* For the year ending June 30, 1910. 

Actual length of school, 8 months, 18.5 days. 



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SUPERVISION AND TEACHERS. 

My work began April 1st ; I took up the supervision of the 
schools where my predecessor laid it down, and have carried it 
on without any material innovations. I found the schools in 
session and doing good work under the following teachers : 
Miss Anna M. Porter at the village, and Miss Marion E. Kelley 
at the Plains. The schools continued uninterruptedly to the end 
of the term, closing with graduating exercises, June 15th. 

I often wonder how teachers of such ' ' mixed ' ' schools can 
accomplish so much ; years ago, I taught a similar school with 
as many pupils as in our two, but I should shrink from the un- 
dertaking in these days ; if attempted, I think my program 
would be upon " the go as you please " order, beginning in the 
morning where we left off the day before. 

It was no surprise that Miss Porter could not be induced to 
return in the fall. We were extremely fortunate in finding, 
however, a teacher, Miss Annie D. Kinsley, who has proved 
herself equal to the task at hand. Miss Kelley continued at the 
Plains school, much to the benefit of all concerned. Neither 
of the schools are quite as large as last year. 

SPECIAL TEACHERS. 
It is to be regretted that we have been unable to make any 
provision for supervisors in drawing and music ; at one time, 
it was expected that an arrangement was perfected with the 
Hillside school, but it fell through. A day once in two weeks 
for these subjects would meet our needs ; meanwhile, the reg- 
ular teachers are doing what they can. 

INTRODUCTIONS. 

There never was a time when so many successful men and 
women in the teaching profession were studying to perfect ' ' the 
tools ' ' of education as well as its methods ; consequently, text- 
books have never been made so attractive, and so well adjust- 
ed to the unfolding minds of the little people as they are to-day. 

Fairbank's " Home Geography " has been put into the 4th 
grade asa " starter" in that subject; ' Number by develop- 



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merit" introduces the child " to figures " by causing him to 
see and handle objects, thus making the work something be- 
sides mere words ; the ' ' Palmer System of Penmanship ' ' puts 
the pupil in line with the prevailing slant style and the muscu- 
lar movement taught in all commercial schools ; ' The Al- 
dine Method ' ' of learning to read makes this greatest task of 
the beginner at school both delightful and expeditious. 

TEACHERS' MEETINGS. 

Presumably, your former superintendents held teachers' 
meetings. The small number of teachers in each of the several 
towns of the district and the difficulty of getting them together, 
has led me to adopt a different course. On the Saturday fol- 
lowing the beginning of each term, it is my purpose to hold a 
meeting of the teachers and committees of the district. We 
have had two such gatherings, the first at North Dana, Sept. 
10, and the second at Millington, Jan. 14. . 

At each meeting we intend to have two speakers from ' ' out- 
side, " some teaching exercises, a display of pupils' work from 
each school, and such " suggestions for the good of the order ' 
by the superintendent, as time permits. The two meetings we 
have held were both enjoyable and profitable. All interested 
in the work of the schools and the public welfare are always 
most cordially irivited to attend, and to share in the exercises. 

ATTENDANCE. 

The most discouraging feature about some schools is an ha- 
bitual low per cent of attendance. Most teachers realize that 
the register of the school is the thermometer that records her a- 
bility as a teacher to the eye of a stranger at least. Sometimes 
it is impossible for the teacher, however good, to overcome the 
indifference of parents as to the desirability of the regular at- 
tendance of their children. 

During the spring term a school in one of " the remote cor- 
ners " of the district had only half-day absent marks, no one 
tardy, no one dismissed. What was possible in this school 
should be possible in every school of this town. A death in the 



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family, and real sickness of the pupil are the only valid excu- 
ses for absence. A year ago a law was enacted requiring thrift 
to be taught in the schools of the state ; everyone will concede 
that punctuality is an essential element of thrift, and that the 
youth or the adult who is often absent from his work, or tardy 
in meeting his obligations, is not usually thrifty. 

The per cent of attendance marks the ' ' value received ' 
for the money expended ; if the per cent is 83, it means that out 
of every dollar expended 17 cents has been wasted, or lost, or 
thrown away. At the beginning of each month an attendance 
sheet is made up, on which record of each school in the dis- 
trict is compared with every other school of the town, and also 
of the district ; it has awakened no little interest among the 
different schools. 

INDUSTRIAL LINES. 

There is no topic that so much absorbs the thought and 
speech of educators, and is of so much interest to every individ- 
ual of the community, " at home and abroad, " as the topic of 
industrial education. It has already become a generally ac- 
cepted idea ' ' that industrial training is properly a part of pub- 
lic school education, and, as such, should receive the attention 
and support of the state." How best to carry out this idea, 
how, " to articulate industrial training with the present public 
school system, to modify the course of study in elementary and 
high .schools, while preserving the essential elements of the 
present system, " is what educators are studying. 

Efforts tow r ard this adjustment are to be seen in some of 
the rural schools about us ; some work in sewing shown by two 
schools at the Millington meeting commanded the commenda- 
tion of those present. State agent Warren says, " Among the 
results clearly in evidence at this time of the attempts to em- 
phasize in school some of the fundamentals of life are : -- 

Better attendance. 

More rapid progress in regular studies. 

Greater public interest in the schools. 



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Added respect for woman's work, agriculture and manual 
labor." 

I am hoping ' ' to try out ' ' the above statement in our 
schools before the year ends. 

A GIFT. 

Recently, Mr. H. B. Roberts has given us some fifty text 
books for use in the schools ; while these books are not by the 
same authors as those we have, they will be very useful for ref- 
erence. We are grateful for his kindness. 

AX IMPORTANT VOTE. 
It was passed in committee meeting March 1, ' Pupils 
must creditably complete a course of nine years to be entitled 
to a diploma ; however, if a pupil passes the examination at the 
end of the eighth year and gains an average of eighty- five per 
cent, upon request by his parent or guardian, he may be given 
a certificate which will probably admit him to high schools re- 
ceiving applicants upon certification by school boards." 

IX COXCLUSIOX. 

I wish to make public record of my sincere thanks for the 
uniform courtesy, the cordial support, and the hearty co-opera- 
tion given to me by the committee, the teachers, and the good 
people of Greenwich. I appreciate these things, coming among 
you an entire stranger, and it is my desire, and will be my 
constant endeavor to serve you to the best of my ability. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES L. CLAY. 

Xorth Dana, Mass., March 6. 1911. 



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ROLL OF HONOR. 
( Figures denote number of terms perfect in attendance : i. e., neither 
absent, tardy, nor dismissed. ) 

VILLAGE. 



Allen, Helen M. 2 

Allen, Kenneth 2 

King, Stanwood 1 

Lego, Frederick 1 

Brown, Rebecca 1 



PLAINS. 



Walker, Ella 1 



Lego, Raymond 1 

Parker, Doris 1 

Reed, Ruth 1 

White, Harold 1 

Lyman, Eva 1 



LIST OF TEACHERS. 



SCHOOL 

The Village 

a a 

The Plains 



NAME 

Anna M. Porter * 
Annie D. Kinsley 
Marion E. Kelley 



WHERE EDUCATED 

North Adams Normal 
Fitchburg Normal 
Worcester Normal 



WAGES 

$ 44.00 
48.00 
44.00 



Spring term 



SCHOOL CALENDAR, 1911-1912. 
1911. 
March 3, Winter term ends. 
March 20, Spring term begins. 
April 19 and May 30, Holidays. 
June 9, Spring term closes, - 12 weeks. 
Sept. 5, Fall term begins. 
Oct. 12, Holiday. 
Nov. 18, Thanksgiving recess. 
Nov. 27, Fall term continues. 
Dec. 1, Fall term ends, - 12 weeks. 
Dec. 4, Winter term begins. 



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Dec. 22, Christmas recess. 

1912. 
Jan. 1, Winter term continues. 
Feb. 22, Holiday. 

March 1, Winter term ends, - 12 weeks. 
March 18, Spring term begins. 



Graduation Program 

OF THE 

Greenwich Schools 
At Farmers' Hall Greenwich Village 

Wednesday, June \5, J9J0 
At 8.00 P. M. 

1. MARCH 

2. INVOCATION ' 

3 . SONG ' ' Voices of the Woods ' ' Rubinstein 

4. RECITATION ' ' Charge of the Light Brigade ' ' 

DOROTHY ROBERTS 

5. EvSSAY ' ■ The Good Old Days and Now ' ' 

ED. DICKINSON 

6. RECITATION ' ' A Boy's Troubles ' ' 

PETER BILLINGS 

7 . RECITATION ' ' Selection from Snowbound ' ' 

LESTER EVERETT HALL 

8. RECITATION ' ' The King and the Cottage ' ' 

MILDRED NEVINS 

9. RECITATION ' ' Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night ' ' 

MABEL EDSON 

10. SONG ' ' Out on the Deep ' ' Lohr 

1 1 . RECITATION ' ' An Axe to Grind ' ' 

LAWRENCE KING 

12. RECITATION " To a Fringed Gentian ' ' 

EDNA GELLING 

13. ESSAY ' Footprints on North America " 

WINFRED NEVINS 

14. RECITATION ' ' The Neglected Pattern ' ' 

ISABEL DESPIN 

15. RECITATION " Our Jennie's History Lesson " 

RUTH REED 



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16. ESSAY " Visions of School Days " 

HEI.KX ALDEN 

1 7 . RECITATION ' ' The Bridge ' ' 

JUNE PULSIPHER 

18. RECITATION ' ' Hans and Fritz ' ' 

STANLEY WHEELER 

19. RECITATION "The Lightkeeper's Daughter " 

RUBY JONES 

20. RECITATION " The Daffodils ' 

YALMORE PULSIPHER 

2 1 . RECITATION ' ' Dreams ' ' 

DORIS PARKER 

22 . SONG ' ' King of the Night ' ' Marshall 

23. PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS 

GRADUATES 

HELKN MAY ALDEX LAWRENCE TAYLOR KING 

EDWARD SAMUEL DICKINSON W'INERED MERRILL NEYINS 

LESTER EVERETT HALL 

Colors : Pink and White 



STATISTICS. 

Total enrollment, .*»1 

Supplementary enrollment, <S 

Total membership, 52. 7 

Average membership, 51.7 

Average attendance. 48.3 

Per cent of attendance. '.'."». 1 

Nnmber of |>u]>ils enrolled under 5 years of age, 

between 5 and 15 years, .48 

7 and 14 year-. ."»7 

over 1 5 years. (> 



39 



Number of visits by school committee 


> 




3 


" " " " superintendents. 






31 


" " " " others, 






82 


For the year ending Mar 


eh 4, 1911. 






Total enrollment, 






50 


Number enrolled in January : 


Village 


Plains 




Grade I : 


3 


3 




II ; 


2 


2 




III ; 


3 


4 




IV : 





5 




V; 


.") 


3 




VI ; 


4 


4 




VII : 


6 


1 




VIII ; 





2 




Number of boys, 27 ; girls, 20. 








Average membership. Village, 


25.3; 


Plains, 


23.6 


Average attendance, 


24. r, : 


" 


20.1 


Per cent of attendance, " 


96.8 : 


n 


85.2 


Number of visits by committee, 






3 


Number of visits by superintendent, 






43 


By others. 






79 


PUPILS WHO HAVE ATTEXDKD HIGH 


SCHOOLS. 




Name Grade 




Place 




Billinps. Frank W. 




Athol 





Janus, Mamie 
King, Lawrence T. 
Parker, Lowell K. 
Thresher, Esther A. 
Thresher, Samuel E. 
Walker, Laura E. 
Sawtelle, Howard 
Lyman, Clarence 
Wright, Clara 
Schermerhorn, Maurice 
LeWolf, Amelia 
Nevins, Winfred M. 



XII 

X 

XI 

XII 

XI 

XI 

XII 

X 

XI 



X 



New Salem 



Springfield Central 
Springfield Technical 
Springfield Technical 



Town Warrant* 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To C. E. Miller. Constable of the town of Greenwich. 

Greeting : 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are here- 
by directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of Green- 
wich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at their 
Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Monday the twenty-seventh day of 
March, A. D. 1911, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
act on the following articles, viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one Over- 

seer of the Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two Library 
Trustees, and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for three years. Also 
Tax Collector, Tree Warden, Treasurer, two Constables, Auditor, three 
Fence Viewers, and three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one 
year. Also on same ballot to vote " Yes " or " No " in answer to the 
question : Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors 
in this town. 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for the year 
ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and act 
thereon. 



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Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 

defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation for the 
same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will vote to charge interest on taxes 

after a certain date, and fix the rate, also to see if the town will allow 
a discount on taxes if paid on or before a certain date. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer with 

the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow during the current municipal 
year beginning April 1, 1911, in anticipation of the taxes for said mu- 
nicipal year such sums of money as may be necessary to meet the cur- 
rent expenses of the town, giving the note, or notes of the town there- 
for. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will accept the change in the boun- 

dary line between the towns of Greenwich and Dana as proposed by 
the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 

a sum of money for the purchase of additional forest fire apparatus. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 

a sum of money for the suppression of the Gypsy and Brown-tail 
moths. 

The polls will be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon and may 
be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you are directed to 
serve this warrant by posting up attested copies thereof at each of the 
Post Offices in Greenwich, seven days at least, before the time and 
place of said meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of this 
warrant, with your doings thereon to the town clerk, on or before the 
time and place of said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this thirteenth day of March, A. D. 1911. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Selectmen 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN. \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER. \ Greenwich. 



Assessors' Valuation List 



AN J) 



Annual Reports 



OF THK 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 



GREENWICH 



FOR THK 



Year Ending March 1 , 1912 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer. 

1912. 






Ul/illJ Dl4JlUM*l ui nn w mi iwwM"*» 



1912 




<jL4— 



Valuation and Taxes. 



State tux, s 385.00 

County tax, 377.37 

Town grant and note, 2,900.00 

Overlayings upon all taxes, 142.97 

Rate of taxation per $ 1000, 14.00 

PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. 

Congregational Church, $ 3.100.00 

Independent Liberal Church, 2,050.00 

Soldiers' exemption, 0,215.00 

Women worth less than $ 1,000, 4,070.00 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Total valuation, $ 255,667.00 

Total value of real estate, 211,015.00 

Total value of personal estate, 44,652.00 

Total tax for state, county and town purposes, $ 3,805.34 

Number of polls assessed, 126 

Number of polls exempt, 13 

Tax on each poll, $ 2.00 

Total number of persons assessed, 255 

Total number paying tax on property, . 226 

Total number paying tax on poll only, 29 

Number of horses assessed. 140 

Number of cows assessed. 254 

Number of neat cattle other than cows, 89 

Number of swine assessed, 46 

Number of dwelling houses assessed, 138 

Number of fowls assessed, 2,770 

Number of acres of land assessed, 11,347 
EXPLANATORY: In following pages "o. p." means other personal. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Assessors 

WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, I of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 



4 


VALUATION 


A \!> TAXES OF THE TOWN 


OF 


GREENWICH. 




Names. 




Valuation. 




Total. 


Tax. 



Aldcn Ezra P. S. & Son. 2 horses 150, 5 cows 
IS.). 2twoyr. 50, 1 yearling 15, 400. 2 
houses 400. 1 barn 300, 1 corn and carriage 

house 50, tarn. 60a 750. 1500. 1900 

Alden Ezra P. S. Poll. 
Aken John F. Poll house 400. barn 300, hen 

house 25. house lot 2a 150. 875 

Alden Win. T. House 500. house lot 2a 100, 

Ex. 
Brooks Burt V. Poll, house 200. barn 75. hen 

house 25, farm 20a 150. 450 

Billings Joseph. Poll. 2 horses 125. 10 cows 300, 

425. House 200. barn 200. farm 20a 150. 

Haskell lot 60a 000. Hannuni lot 24a 100. 

Sears lot 30a 250. West or Fuller lot 30a 250. 
Billings John. Poll. 
Billings Mrs. Catherine. House 150, barn 50. farm 

36a 300. 
Bacon John. Poll, house 100. barn 25. house lot 

la 50. 
Bacon Herbert. Poll. 
Blackmer Mrs. A. H. House 550. barn 200, farm 

25a 250. 1000 

Barlow Frank N. 2 Polls, house 100. 8 cows 260, 

1 yearling 20, 170 fowls Ho. 465. House 

300. barn 200. 2 hen houses 100. farm 80a 

1000. 2005 

Bishop Mrs. Lilla. House 70,1. barn 200. house 

lot 3> a 200. Leonard lot 12a 50. 1150 

Beals Nathan A. Cow 25. house 250. 2 barns 

150. farm 40a 400. Ex. 
Beals Lerov. Horse 100. house 70. Morgan lot 

10a l'00. Ex. 
Cutter Daniel S. Poll. O.p. 100. LOO 

Carrick Win. R. Poll. 4 horses 200. 4 cows 100. 

120 fowls 60, 360. House 500. barn 100. 

hen house 25. farm 75a 500. 
Churchill Fred W. Poll. 
Churchill Mrs. F. B. 2 horses 150. 6 cows 210. 

1 two year old 25. 1 swine 10. 305. House 

250. barn 250. farm 200a 1000. 
Churchill Fred A. W. Poll. o. p. 100. 
Caswell Mylon E. Poll, horse 100. cow 3)5. 135. 

Souse 750. bari, 100. house lot >.a 50. 1036 

Clark Mrs. Naomi E 3 horses 250. 10 ,-,.\\s 

300, 8 yearling- [6*0, 1 swine 20. 730. 



26.60 

2.00 

14.25 






175 


.12.45 




2.00 


500 


7.oo 


175 


4.45 




2.00 



1 l.oo 

32.01 
16.10 



3.40 



14S5 


22.70 




2.00 


2053 


20.53 


loo 


3.40 



10.40 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 






house 350, barn 450, store house 100, farm 
80a 950, Shaw lot 23a 250, Amos Clark 
farm 100a 600. 
Clifford A. P. Exempt. 
Clifford Mrs. A. P. Cottage 300, lot Ja 100. 

Exempt. 
Clifford Mrs. Effie. House 50, house lot 10a 

50. Exempt. 
Clark James T. Horse 25, cow 25, yearling 15, 
65. House 100, barn 50, farm 20a 100. 
Exempt. 
Comee Mrs. Etta. House 475, house lot Ja 25. 

Exempt. 
Clifford Carl M. Poll. 
Clifford Lucy M. House 150, barn 75, farm 7a 

75. 
Clifford Rutherford A. Poll, horse 50, buggy 

25, 75. Boat house 25, Pond lot 18a 80. 
Coit Charles B. Poll, 2 horses 150, 2 cows 70, 
1 two yr. 30, 1 yearling 8, 258. House 750, 
barn 200, hen house 50, Alden house 200, 
Alden barn 150, wagon house 50, Alden 
farm 50a 800, house lot la 50, Pierce lot 
30a 500, Earle lot 4a 50. 
Coit Edgar W. Poll. 

Cheese Manufacturing Co. Factory 650, lot ^a 50. 
Chamberlin Mrs. Augusta. House 2000, house 

lot £a 100. 
Chapman Trelawney C. Horse 50, cow 25, 1 
two yr. 20, 2 swine 15, 110. House 200, 
barn 175, hen house 100, farm 100a 525. 
Drinkwater Chas. A. Poll, 2 horses 75, 3 cows 
90, 570 fowls 285, o. p. 100, 550. 2 houses 
300, barn 100, 6 hen houses 150, farm 200a 
1000. 
Douglas Win. S. Poll, horse 75, cow 25, 100. 
House 750, barn 300, shop 100, farm 50a 
750. 
Duncan Mrs. Mary J. House 600, barn 150, 

house lot la 50. Exempt. 
Dyer Chas. F. Poll. 
Douglas Miss C. C. House 650, barn 150, house 

lot la 100, 900. 
Dickinson Howard H. Poll, stock in trade 1000, 
1 horse 75, 1075. House 250, barn 200, 
house lot 2a 50. 
DeWolf D. B. Poll. 



3430 48.02 





2.00 


300 


4.20 


180 


4.52 



3058 


44.81 




2.00 


700 


9.80 


2100 


29.40 


1110 


15.50 


2100 


31.40 


2000 


30.00 




2.00 


900 


12.60 


1575 


24.05 



VALUATION AM» TAXES OK THK TOWN OK GREENWICH. 



Nam< s. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



210 



1670 

925 
55 



27.44 

2.00 



2.00 
4.94 

25.38 

12.95 

2.77 



1300 20.20 



DeWolf Amelia D. Horse 25. 1 cow 25, 2 swine 

10, 60. House 900, barn 500, farm 65a 500 1960 

Dickinson Geo. L. Jr. Poll. 

Edson Mrs. Carrie. Horse 50, 4 cows 120, 2 
swine 25, 195. House 200, barn 150, farm 
84a 500, Plain lot 25a 50. Ex. 
Edson RoyP. Poll. 
Fewell Edgar O. Poll, horse 125, 2 cows 70, 

195. Land .\a 15. 
Felton Webster F. Poll, horse 100. 7 cows 240. 
60 fowls 30, 370. House 150, barn 250. 
hen house and shed 50, farm 65a 550, Pom- 
eroy lot 10a 300. 
Foley Francis F. heirs or devisees. House 350, 
barn 200, farm 12a 225, Plain lot 8a 150. 
Foley Fred F. Poll, cow 30, 50 fowls 25. 
Fuller Dr. Geo. A. Poll, house 950, barn 100, 

house lot l^a 150, Parker lot £a 100. 
Gray Adonijah L. Poll, 2 horses 125, 11 cows 
300, 2 two yr. 50, 5 yearlings 75, 550. 
House 200, barn 350, ice and corn house 75. 
farm 100a 1175. 2350 34.90 

Gould Mrs. Eliza. House 450, office building 50. 
barn 150, house lot 2a 200, Rogers lots |a 
40, Ex. 500. 390 5.46 

Glazier Walter H. Poll, horse 40, 3 cows 75. 
ltwoyr. 20, 20 fowls 10. o. p. 150. 295. 
House 300, barn 200, hen house 50, farm 
150a 1450. 2295 34.13 

Giffin & Hall. o. p. 500. 500 7.00 

Giffin Wm. H. Poll, stock in trade 750, horse 
75, 825. House 750, barn 100, shop 50. 
Bacon house 50, Hoyt house 600, house lot 
.',a 50. Bacon house lot J.a 75. Hovt house lot 

>a 50. Woods lot 8a 200. 2750 10.50 

Gamwell Geo. M. Poll, house 400. barn 50, house 

lot 'a 50. 5(10 9.00 

Graves Roy L. Poll. o. p. 100. 100 3.40 

Graves Ruth. Horse 50. cow 25. 2 yearlings 40, 

house 200, bain 150. farm 115a 650. 1115 15.01 

Graves Lewis. Poll. 2.00 

Gelling Wm. A. Poll. 2.00 

Hunter Austin. Poll. 3 horses 250. 21 cows 675, 

1 two yr. 25. 7 yearlings 120, 7 swine 105. 

90 fowls 45, 1220. 2 houses 750. 2 barns 

700. wood house 50, wagon house 50, hen 



VALUATION AX I) TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREEXWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total 



Tax. 



Hunter David M. 
Hunter Henry E. 
Hunter Harry E. 
Haskell Jennie D. 



house 25. farm 265a 4000, Plain lot 7a 100, 
Northam lot 50a 300, Bond lot 12a 150, 
Swamp lot 13a 25. 

Hunter Edward M. Poll, horse 150. Manley lot 
30a 300, Pomerov lot 12a 100, old grove lot 
25a 100. 

Poll. 
Poll. 
Poll. 
house lot ^a 75. 

Hunter Geo.L. Poll, 2 horses 125, 3 cows 75, 1 
yearling 20, 2 swine 20, 30 fowls 15, 255. 
House 250, barn 300, shop 100, farm 40a 
400, Ayers lot 10a 100, Phipps lot 15a 150. 

Haskell Mrs. Edward P. House 350. barn 50, 
house lot 2a 200. Ex. 

Hall Frank P. Poll, stock in trade 3000, horse 
75, 1 swine 20, 3095. Post Office store 
and tenement 2400, store site |a 100. 

Hall Mrs. Luella C. House 1600. barn 300, house 
lot Ha 100. 

Harris Mrs. M. N. Horse 25, cow 25. 

Harrington Miss Martha. Horse 50, house 300, 
barn 150, 2 sheds 50, farm 30a 300. Double- 
day lot 14a 300. 

Harrington Clinton P. heirs or divisees. Whit- 
comb lot 2a 25, Tourtelotte lot 27 a 300, Hem- 
mingwav lot 10a 75, Plain lot 15a 75, Shaw 
lot 2a 25, Estey farm 38a 500. 

Heggerty Patrick. Poll, horse 75, 2 cows 70, 2 
yearlings 40, 185. House 150, barn 100, 
farm 65 a 450. 

Hillside School. 3 horses 200, 10 cows 350, 1 
vearling 15, 3 swine 40, 170 fowls 70, o. p. 
50, 625. House 400, barn 2000, hen house 
25, wood house 75, school building 300, San- 
born cottage 5000. Silo 150, farm 55a 200, 
Spooner meadow 10a 125. Ox bow 7a 75, 
Sears farm 100a 400. 

Jones Chas. L. Poll, o. p. 50, 3 horses 200, 11 
cows 385, 1 two yr. 25, 3 yearlings 50. 

Jones Mrs. Elizabeth M. House 250, 2 barns 
400, hen house 50, farm 50a 550. 

Januszajtis Anthony. Poll, 2 horses 125, 2 steers 
35, 8 cows 200. 1 two yr. 30, 5 yearlings 75 
13 sheep 40, 2 swine 20, o. p. 100, 625. 



7370 
650 

75 

1555 



5595 

2000 
50 



1170 

1000 

885 



105.18 



11.10 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.05 



23.77 



80.33 

28.00 
.70 



16.10 

14.00 
14.39 



9375 


131.25 


710 


11.94 


1250 


17.50 



s 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THK TOWN <>f i.KKKNWH'H. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



House 260, barn 250, shed 25, silo 100, farm 
155a 800. Lincoln farm 100a 450. 

Johnston Henry D. Poll. 

Johnston Mrs. Fannie L. Stock in trade 500, 
horse 100, cow 35, 450 fowls 225. 500 pig- 
eons 300, 1160. House 400. barn 200. hen 
house 200, store house 200. wagon house 
100, house lot 4a 200. Powers lot 8a 75. 

Jones Win. H. Poll. 

Jones Mrs. Win. H. 220 fowls 110, house 275, 
barn 100, hen house 75. house lot 2a 125. 

King Oscar A. Poll. 

Kellev Mrs. ct Misses Nellie & Lillian. Horse 
25, 100 fowls 50, 75. House 800. barn 400. 
house lot 4a 200. Towne lot 30a 300. 

Kellev Lillian. Cottage 200, Douglas lot 20 a 
800. Walker lot 30a 250. 

Kellev Nellie. Plain lot 18a 300. 

King Willis R. Poll, stock in trade 50. horse 



t .). o. p. t o. 

King John H. Poll, horse 75. 

King Arthur W. Poll. 

King Alfred C. Poll, horse 150, 2 cows 60, 210. 
House 300. barn 100, farm 56a 350. 

King Mrs. C. H. House 350. house lot }a 50. Ex. 

King Edward T. Poll, stock in trade 500. o. p. 
100. 17 horses 1275. 2 oxen 150, 10 cow. 
300. 4 swine 50. 2375. Farm barn 150, 
store house 25, Wheeler house 400, Wheeler 
bam 100. Wheeler shop 325. Powers house 
1100. Powers barn 100, Clifford house 200. 
Clifford barn 200. hav barn 150. farm 33a 
300, Wheeler farm 17a 850. shop site J*25, 
Powers house lot 15a 150. Clifford house lot 
}a 25, Hotel lot 25a 150, Douglass lot 54a 
250. Haskell lot 4a 35. Davis lot 2a 25, Rus- 
sell lot 10a 250. school house lot ]a 25. Avers. 
Fewell & Brooks Lot 60a 400. Abbott lot' 12a 
600. Aldenlot33a 650, house lot 'a 50. Cut- 
ter lot 36a 750. Jones meadow 3a 75. 

Kent Hurlbert. Poll, horse 100. house 150, barn 
150, farm 50a 450. 

Kitt Frank. Poll. 

Lincoln John A". Poll, horse 50, 5 cows L55, 2 
two vr. 45. 1 yearling 15, 265. House200, 
Barn 200, shed 75. farm 28a 400. Sly lot 10a 



247." 


37.00 




2.00 


2535 


35.49 




2.00 


085 


9.59 




2.00 


1775 


24.85 


1 250 


17.50 


300 


4.20 


200 


4.80 


75 


3.05 




2.00 



960 



850 



15.44 



9735 138.29 



13.90 
2.00 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



9 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



75, Bruce lot 40a 250, Olds lot 10a 50, Sturt- 

evant lot 31a 300. 
Leonard Chas. E. Poll, cow 15, house 150, barn 

50, farm 40a 300. 
Litch Mrs. Ella. House 250, barn 100, store 

house 50, farm 20a 300. 
Loux Geo. B. Poll, 2 horses 150, 12 cows 390. 

540. House 400, barn 400, shed 50, silo 100, 

farm 100a 900. 
Lyman Henry M. Poll, 2 horses 50, 1 cow 35, 2 

vearlings 30, 115. House 150, bain 150. 

farm 95a 400. 
Lego Henry R. Poll, horse 75, cow 35, yearling 

15, 270 fowls 135, o. i). 50, 310. House 150, 

barn 100, hen houses 125, farm 75a 500. 
Lavean Chas. Poll, horse 100, cow 30, yearling 

15, 145. House 250. barn 100, farm 100a 

400. 
Largess Frank W. Poll, stock in trade 200, 3 

horses 300, 1 swine 15, 515. Hotel house 

1500, Hotel barn 500, farm 11a 500. 
Miller Clarence E. Poll, house 550, house lot 

} r a 50, Sprout lot 11a 200. 
Moore Emory A. Poll, stock in trade 200, black- 
smith shop 800, shop site 50. 
Moore Mrs. Emory A. House 650, house lot la 

50. 
Moore C. A. Poll, o. p 150, wood lot 50a 800. 
Mason Geo. H. Poll, 2 horses 125, 6 cows 180, 

1 two yr. 20, 2 swine 30, 355. 
Mason George L. Poll, o. p. 350. 
Moline Andrew J. Poll. 

Morgan Mrs. Nancy. 3 horses 150, 2 colts 75, 
19 cows 570, 1 yearling 25, 5 swine 50, 50 
fowls 25, o. p. 50, 945. House 300, barn 
400, store house 100, hen house 25, silo 150, 
farm 142a 1400. Plain lot 76a 350. 

Newton Eugene H. Poll. 

Nevins George E. Poll, horse 50, cow 25, 75. 
House 400, barn 100, shop 25, house lot 6a 
100, Johnson lot 25a 200, Gibbs lot 7a 50. 

Nevins Mrs. & Miss. House 700, barn 100, house 
lot la 100. Exempt. 

Powers John. Poll, stock in trade 200, o. p. 200, 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 65, 2 two yr. 50, 1 
yearling 15, 2 swine 20, 100 fowls 50, 750. 



1815 

515; 

700 



3670 



950 



27.41 

9.21 
9.80 



2390 


35.46 


815 


13.4^ 


1785 


18.59 


895 


14.53 


3015 


44.21 


800 


13.20 


1050 


16.70 


700 


9.80 


950 


15.30 


355 


6.97 


350 


6.90 




2.00 



51.38 

2.00 



15.30 



10 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE ToWX <>F GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



House 250. barn 125, hen house 50, saw mill 
110, Barrows bain 50. Doubleday house 150, 
barn 75, farm 75a 450, mill site and lot 2'a 
125, Barrows farm 140a 850, pasture and 
wood land 30a »00. Brown lot 25a 100, 
Nutting lot 25a 500. Doubledav farm 27a 
225. 

Powers Frank C. Poll, cow 35. yearling 25. 60. 
House 250, barn 150, corn and hen house 
50, farm 30a 600, Manley lot 50a 150, 
Sprout lot 3a 100. Russell lot 12a 200. 

Parker Miss Lucy A. House 750. wood house 
50, house lot 3a 200. 

Powers Mrs. Elmer L. 2 horses 100, yearling 10, 
1 swine 10, 120. House 200, barn 100. shop 
100. farm 30a 150. building lots ^a 50. 

Powers Elmer L. Poll, stock in trade 100. 

Parkhurst Pliny. Poll, horse 50, house 500, barn 
100. hen house 25. house lot ia 50. farm 13a 
700. 

Phipps Geo. E. Poll, stock in trade 500, 2 horses 
150, 650. House 150. 2 barns 100. farm 45a 
300. Felton farm 80a 320. 

Parker Abel O. Poll. 3 horses 225, 4 cows 140, 
6 two yr. 150, 5 yearlings 75, 590. Bailey 
barn 150, Bailev lot 30a 550. farm lot 5a 
150, Bailey hill 1 00a 300, Lincoln lot 75a 
500. Spooner lot 5a 250, 

Parker Mrs. Abel O. House 600. barn 200. car- 
riage house 50, house lot 2^a 150. 

Parker Webster M. Poll, horse 75. o. p. 25, 100. 

Parker Frank L. Poll, stock in trade 1750. 2 
horses 150. 70 fowls 35, o. p. 1000. 2935. 
House 1000. barn 350. Morse house 200, 
Morse barn 50. house lot {a 50, Morse lot 



Horse 25, cow 25, 150 fowls 



2a 200. 
Pomerov Arthur H 

75. Exempt. 
Pomerov Emeline. House 300. barn 300. hen 

houses 100. farm 120a 800. Bond lot 8a 25. 
Pulsiplmr Valmore (). Poll, horse 75, 3 cows 00. 

5 two yr. 125, 2 swine 15; 20 fowls 10, 315. 

House 2(H). barn 100. corn house 25, hen 
house 25. farm 90a 850. 
Pattrell Jennie A. Cow 25. house 100. barn 50, 
farm 9a 150. Exempt. 



4100 



4785 



1525 



1515 



59.40 



1560 


23.84 


1000 


14.00 


720 


10.08 


100 


3.40 


1425 


21.95 


1520 


23.2S 


2490 


36.86 


1000 


14.00 




3.40 



68.99 



21.35 



23.21 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



1 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Richards Jas. L. Poll. 

Richards Mrs. Mary L. Horse 75, 3 cows 75, 

150. House 200, barn 150, farm 81a 850. 

Rice Lyman R. Poll, horse 75, o. p. 25, 100. 

House 700, barn 200, shed 25, house lot ^a 

100, Fuller lot 18a 175. 

Root Elliott, Poll, 2 horses 100. 

Root Mrs. Mary A. House 175, barn 100, shop 

75, house lot 10a 100. 
Root Albert L. Poll, horse 75, house 275, barn 
and shed 200, house lot 3a 75, Doake lot 
26a 100, Pomeroy lot 10a 25. 
Root Mrs. Lucinda and others. House 350, barn 
200, hen house 25, farm 80, 700, Potter lot 
20a 300, 1575. J Ex. 
Root Miss Amelia M. House 150, barn 100, farm 
140a 700, Hartwell lot 75a 500, 12a lot 300. 
Rogers Frank. Poll, house 150, barn 75, farm 

17a 175. 
Randall Edwin H. Poll. 
Stevens Albert A. Poll, house 400, house lot la 

50. 
Sibley Mrs. Mary E. Farm 60a 500, Pierce 

meadow 4a 20. 
Severance Thomas. Poll, 2 horses 150, 4 cows 
140, 1 two yr. 40, 330. House 200, barn 
200, farm 120a 700. 
Simmons Win. Poll, 2 horses 175, cow 25, 30 
fowls 15, 215. House 200, barn 100, hen 
house 25, farm 100a 1200. 
Society Congregational. House 600, barn 50, 

house lot ^a 50. 

Society Ind. Liberal. Barn 225, barn lot ^a 25. 

Schmerhorn Sheldon A. Poll, horse 100, 4 cows 

140, 240. House 300, barn 200, farm 50a 

600. 

Snow Alden A. Poll, horse 25, cow 35, 60. 

House 1500, barn 300, house lot £a 100. 
Sawtelle Benj. A. Poll, 2 horses 100, 2 cows 65, 

3 swine 25. 
Sawtelle Elizabeth C. House 600, barn 100, farm 

26a 300. 
Stone J. Madison. Poll. 

Stockwell Simon M. Horse 125, house 600, barn 
100, house lot ia 50, Jordan lot 12^a 125, 
Jordan lot 22^a 225. Ex. 1000. 



1350 



1300 
100 

450 



750 

1050 
1750 

400 

450 

520| 

1430i 
1740! 



2.00 
18.90 



20.20 
3.40 

6.30 



12.50 

14.70 

24.50 

7.60 
2.00 

8.30 

7.28 

22.02 
26.36 



700 


9.80 


225 


3.50 


1340 


20.76 


1960 


29.44 


190 


4.66 


1000 


14.00 




2.00 



225 



3.15 



12 VALUATION AM> 1A IIIK TOWN OF GKKKXWUH. 

Names. Valuation. Total. Tax. 



1460 


22.44 


175 


4.45 


125 


3.75 


4960 


71.44 




2.(K> 



Thomas Will H. Poll, bain 100, farm 100a 800. 900 14.60 

Thrasher Joseph L. 2 horses 150, 4 cows 100. 
swine 10. 260. House 250. barn 150, store 
house 25. carriage house 25, farm 5.)a 500. 
Paige meadow 12a 250. 
Thrasher Harrison L. Poll. 2 horses 175. 
Thayer Frank A. Poll, horse 75. cow 35. o. p. 15. 
Thayer Carmi C. Horse 75. cow 35, o. p. 4000. 
4110. House 250. 2 barns 150. hen house 

:>". farm 60a 400. 
Thrasher Fred M. Poll. 
Twibles Actkinson. Poll, horse 150, colt 50. 6 

cows 180. 6 yearlings 90. 1 swine 15, 30 

fowls 15. 500. House 350. barn 250, silo 

100. hen house 25. farm 6i)a 600. Pomerov 

lot 23a 150, Chatman lot 2a 25. 200!) 30.00 

Towne Edmond T. Poll. 2.00 

Upton Lewis I. Exempt. 

Upton Edward L. Poll, horse 25. cow 35. Year- 
ling 15. 20 fowls 10. X?>. House 200, barn 

200. farm 22a 200. 685 11.50 

Uracious Cyprian. Poll. 2.00 

Vaughn Martin E. Horse 50, 10 fowls 5, house 

200. Tourtelotte house 150, Tourtelotte barn 

100. barn 50. hen house 25. house lot la 50. 

Tourtelotte house lot 6a 100, Russell lot 10a 

50. Plain lot 16a 50. Exempt. 
Vaughn Fred H. Poll, stock in trade 500. horse 

150. 650 11.10 

Vaughn Jesse M. Poll, stock in trade 500. 3 

horses 400. 1 cow 35. 935. House 800. 

barn 100. hen house 25. farm 15a 600. 2460 36.44 

Vaughn Svlvanus. Poll, horse 50. cow 35. Sn 3.19 

Walker Wm. H. Poll, stock in trade 500. ma- 
chinery 1000. 3 horse 200. 2 oxen 150. cow 

30, 1880. House 900, barn 300, store and 

tenement 1500. store house 100. ice house 50. 

saw and grist mill 1000. box shop 950. house 

lot i-a 100, store site *a 100. store house site 

l^i 25, land and water power 10^a 1000. 

shop site >-a 50, Butt erf ield lot 5a 100, 

Ledge lot 2a 10, Bailey lot 70a 800, school 

Hill lot 60a 500. Powers lot l^Ki 350. Hale 

lot 20a 200. Whipple lot 50a 500, Snow lot 

35a 215, Russell lot 45a 450. Warren lot 

13a 100. 11180 158.52 






VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



13 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Walker Mrs. Sarah, o. p. 1000. 

Woods Mrs. John. House 600, barn 100, house 
lot l£a 100. Ex. 

Winter Geo. L. heirs or divisees. House 800, 
barn 150, hen house 25, house lot 2a 300, 
Record lot 3a 150, Bailey lot 4a 125. 

Woods Geo. E. Poll, house 150, house lot la 50. 

Williams Rev. Chas. B. Poll, horse 150. 

Wheeler Geo. W. Poll, 1 horse 50, 2 cows 50, 
100. House 200, barn 50, house 100, barn 
50, farm 85a 750, farm 80a 650, sprout land 
10a 25, Sly lot 50a 100. Ex. 1000. 

Weston Daniel G. Poll, stock in trade 200, 2 
horses 200, cow 30, 430. Hotel house 1200, 
hotel farm 250, shop 50, farm 27a 550. 

Walker Geo. A. Poll, 2 horses 200, 5 cows 150, 
350. House 250, barn and silo 350. farm 
127a 1000. 

Walker Stephen H. Poll, stock in trade, 1000. 

Walker Chas. D. Poll. 



1000 



1550 
200 
150 



14.00 



21.70 
4.80 
4.10 



925 


14.35 


2480 


36.72 


1950 


29.30 


1000 


16.00 




2.00 



Non - Residents. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Lego Nellie A. Springfield. House 275. barn 

125, hen house 100, farm 30a 200, meadow 

lot 10a 50. 
Buckholz Herman. Springfield. Cottage 500, 2 

lots },-a 150. 
Richards Miss C. Springfield. Plain lot 5a 50. 
Boston & Albany R. R. Springfield. Land 3a. 
Eaton Phillip. Springfield. Thomas lot 12a. 
Linguist John. Springfield. 
Burgin Alfred. Springfield. 

house 50, lot {a 75. 
Swiss Mrs. Geo. 1 lot ]a 75. 
Burlingame Mrs. A. Springfield. 

4a 50. 
Fewell Win. H. Springfield. House 200. barn 



Sprout land 5a 50. 
Cottage 300. boat 



Rohhins lot 



75. hen house 25, farm 20a 200. 



House 850. house 
Cottage 600, 4 



! lot I a 75. 



Green Edward S. Springfield. 

lot },-d 50. 
Englehard Frank. Springfield 

building lots la 300. 
Colnn Julius A. Springfield. 
Butterfield Mrs. Dolly. Springfield. House 275. 

barn 75. house lot l.'.a 100. Ex. 
Howe Wm. F. Springfield. Rogers lot 10a 50. 
Sacked Mrs. Bessie F. Springfield. Cottage 300, 

building lot J a 75. 
Flint J. W. Enfield. Mountain lot 90a 800. 
Ware Mrs. H. B. Enfield. Plain lot 4a 40. 



750 

050 

50 

200 

200 

50 

425 
75 

50 

500 

000 

000 
75 

50 

376 

800 

40 



10.50 

9.10 

.70 

2.80 

2. So 

.70 

:>.v:> 

1.05 

.70 
7.00 

12.00 

12.60 
1.05 



11.20 
.56 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 



15 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Felton Clias. W. Enfield. Richards pasture 30a 
300, Sibley lot 15a 50, Joslyn lot 45a 300. 

Thurston Jason. Enfield. Land 12a 300. 

Eddy John M. Enfield. Land 4a 25. 

Smith Chas. H. Enfield. Pasture land 8a 100. 

Haskell Chas. D. Enfield. Wood land 2a 200. 

Ward Mrs. Lucy. Enfield. Bungalow and barn 
1000, Sturtevant lot 25a 200, Potter lot 100a 
350, Leonard lot 12a 50. 

Swi t River Co. Enfield. Land and water pow- 
er 40a 600. Joslyn & Stevens lot 35a 2000, 
Fuller lot 8a 100. 

Crowther John. Enfield. Pike cottage 250, Pike 
cottage 300, Cooper cottage 300, Wright cot- 
tage 200, store house 100, Carpenter cottage 
300, Metcalf cottage 300, Pomeroy lot 33a 
400, leased land and track la 500. 

Loohlan Miss H. B. Enfield. House 500, house 
lot 2^a 200. 



650 


9.10 


300 


4.20 


25 


.35 


100 


1.40 


200 


2.80 


1600 


22.40 


2700 


37.10 



Smith Henry W. Enfield. House 1000, barn 

250, store house 75, house lot 8a 200, Phipps 

lot 2a 50, 4 building lots ^a 25. 
Smith Henry W. Enfield. Church lot ja 150. 
Segur W. B. Enfield. 5 building lots Ja 375. 
Tyler Coleman J. Enfield. Farm 40a 275. 
Warren Mrs. Geo. H. Enfield. House 750, hen 

houses 400, farm 20a 250. 
Ruggles E^tes. Ware. Sprout land 30a 100. 
Southworth Bros. Ware. Sprout land 9a 200. 
Ware Lumber Co. Ware. Bailey grove lot 25a 

150, part of Bailey farm 50a 300, Smith lot 

40a 200. 
Browning Franklin J. Ware. Russell lot 25a 

300. 
Harwood Frank. Ware. Newland lot 12a 150. 
Barnes Win. Ware. Powell lot 60a 200. 
Sibley Frank N. Ware. Sibley lot 40a 300. 
Thrasher John, heirs or devisees. Ware. Land 

6a 50. 
Schoonmaker John, trustee. Ware. House 300, 

barn 100, house lot la 100, King lot 15a 

100. 
Abbott Chas. Prescott. Meadow 4a 50. 
Whitaker Silas. Prescott. Russell lot 12a 150. 
Allen Frank. Prescott. Ayers lot 20a 200, mead- 
ow lot 6a 50. 



2650 

700t 

160o! 
150 

375 

275 

1400 
100 

200 

650 

300 
150 
200 
300 

50! 



600 

50 

150 

250 



37.10 
9.80 



22.40 
2.10 
5.25 
3.85 

19.60 
1.40 

2.80 



9.10 

4.20 
2.10 

2.80 
4.20 

.70 



8.40 

.70 

2.10 

3.50 



16 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE T<>\\\ OF GREENWICH. 



Names. 



Valuation. 



Total. 



Tax. 



Sprout land 1 4a 

Wood land 18a 



Brown Marshall. Prescott. Estey lot 20a 150. 
Paige Chas. Prescott White lot 15a 300. 
Kellev Eugene G. Prescott. Barn 50, farm 40a 

250. 
Smith Jennie A. Prescott. Wood land 10a 110. 
Gee & Tyler. Dana. Paige & Lincoln lot 30a 

225! 
Gee Chas. E. & Co. No. Dana. Tourtelotte lot 

22a 400. 
Douhleday Kollvn. No. Dana 

400." 
Douhleday C. W. No. Dana. 

300. 
Wheeler John A. No. Dana. House 250, barn 

100, farm 40a 250. Plain lot 33a 350, Lin- 
coln lot 33a 150. 
Boston & Maine R. R. Boston. Land 16a 200. 
Wescott Florence A. Boston. Land 20a 500. 
Baer Leonard. Boston. 2 building lots ^a 150. 
Diamond Match Co. Athol. Johnson farm 00a 

300. Avery lot 12a 50. 
Newton Willard. Athol. McKenney farm 80a 

250, Bailey lot 60a 600. 
Ellis Adeline E. Athol. House 250. lot 5a 1 25. 
Wood Edgar. Lumber 300. 
Fay O. A. Athol. Swamp lot 14a 100, Plain lot 

50a 300. Hill lot 70a 350. Morgan lot 225a 

1000. Freeman lot 19a 50. Haskell lot 14a 

50. Warner lot 41a 250. Bailey lot 12a 100. 

Gibbs lot 5. 
Powers Orin J. Athol. Oakes lot 35a 400. 

Wheeler lot 40a 500. Hill lot 7a 100. Brown 

lot 80a 800. 
Maxim Mrs. Jane. Hyde Park. Building lot ]a. 
Abbee C. C. Chicopee. Horse 75. 1 1 cows 'M^. 

2 two vr. 00. yearling 15, 3 swine 35, o. p. 

50, 57*0. House 600, barn 450. silo 150. 

corn house 50, hen house 50, farm 120a 
1500. Russell lot 15a 50. 
Montague Harry C. Washington. House 200. 

house lot JfS 25. 
Morgan Mrs. J. H. Fast Northfield. Wood lot 

75a 700. 
Vaughn Earnest H. Worcester. House 1200. 

barn 300, Cook house 100. Sly tot 30a 700, 
Plain lot 28a 150, North lot 12a 50, Howard 



150 


2.10 


300 


4.20 


300 


4.20 


110 


1.40 


225 


3.15 


400 


5.60 


400 


5.60 


300 


4.20 


100 


15.40 


200 


2.80 


500 


7.00 


150 


2.10 



350 



2205 



1800 
75 



4.90 



850 


11.90 


375 


5.25 


300 


4.20 



30.8' 



25.20 
1.05 



3420 


47.88 


225 


3.16 


TOO 


9.80 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH. 


17 


Names. Valuation. Total. 


Tax. 



lot 46a 750, Sturtevant lot 48a 750, Spring 

lot 10a 75. 
King Walter C. Worcester. House 250, house 

lot la 25. 
Manley Frank. Worcester. House 300, barn 

200, hen house 25, house lot 4a 150, Old 

house lot lia50, farm 48a 500, Fuller, Mar- 

ey & Keith lots 105a 525. 
Snow Frances N. West Brookfield. Phelps lot 

130a 3000, Edson lot 6a 50. 
King Geo. P. Barre. Sprout land 22a 300. 
Holbrook J. F. Palmer. Wood land 12a 600. 
Jones Frank L. Palmer. 2 houses 300, 2 barns 

175, shop 75, farm 36a 225, house lot la 25. 
Haskell Wm. Sears lot 5a 50. 
Richards Julia A. Utica, N. V. 

75. 
Walker Mrs. Clara. Amesbury. 

20. 
Meeker Chas. W. Indian Orchard. 

35a 200. 
Walker Mrs. Hattie C. Hardwick. Part of Bai- 
ley farm 20a 500, part of Bailey grove 5a 

150, Sly lot 30a 350. 
Thrasher Fred A. Hardwick. Fuller lot 12a 125. 
Hunter Walter L. Avon Conn. Cleveland lot 

20a 200. Plain lot 20a 100. 
Biown Robert. So. Manchester Conn. Hen house 

25, old barn 25, farm 107a 450. 
Flanders Robert L. Maiden. House 200, bai n 

200, hotel 1800, bowling allev 100, shed 50. 

farm 80a 750, Howard lot 30a 200. 
Root Harvey W. Greenwich Conn. 3 building 



Johnson lot 7a 

Marcy lot 2a 
Sprout land 



lots fa 225. 



House 200, barn 



Young Fred H. Wilson Conn. 

100, farm 140a 1000. 
Estey Walter S. Webster. Cottage 400, farm 

12a 150. 
Estey Bros. Phillipston. Mill lot 50a 1200. 
Abbott Ernest W. Somerville. House 300, barn 

150, cottage 200, hen house 250, farm 110a 

600. 
Gillett R. D. heirs and devisees. Danville, 111. 

Woods lot 15a 200. 
Homer Frank S. Monson. 2 building lots ^a 

150. 



4075 
275 

1750 

3050 
300 
600 

800 
50 

75 

20 

200 



1000 
125 



57.40 
3.85 

24.50 

42.70 
4.20 

8.40 

11.20 

.70 

1.05 

.28 
2.80 

14.00 
1.75 



300 


4.20 


500 


7.00 


3300 


46.20 


225 


3.15 


1300 


18.20 


550 


7.70 


1200 


16.80 


1500 


21.00 


200 


2.80 


150 


2.10 



18 VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN <>f GREENWICH. 



Names. Valuation. 


Total. 


Tax. 


Clos>on Luke W. Monson. Building lot }a 75. 


76 


1.05 


Ornholsor Mrs. E. M. Wellesly Hills. Hill land 






la 75. 


75 


1.05 


Dunham Beni. W. Holyoke. Store 800. stove 






site \a 100. 


900 


12.60 


Powers Alfred. Oklahoma City. House lot 9a 






90. Sturtevant lot 5a 35. Plain lot 3^a .">">. 






Hannum lot 35a 200, Spooner lot 7a 75. 


435 


6.09 


Bailey & Taft. 2 barns 200. farm 155a 050. 


850 


11.90 


Cogswell Mrs. Hattie. Marlboro. Walker lot 20a 






150. Blodgett lot 7a 50, Dickinson lot 2a 20. 






Joslyn lot 13a 100. Topliff lot 3a 10. 


330 


4.62 


New England Tel. & Tel. Co.. o. p. 104. 


104 


1.46 


Western Union Tel. & Tel. Co.. o. p. 1120. 


1120 


15.68 



Report of Town Clerk. 



Vital Statistics for ign. 

BIRTHS. 

Child's Name. Parent's Name. 

Jan. 4, Robert Lewis. Fred and Ethel Churchill. 

Jan. 22. Thelma Louise. Howard and Ruby Dickinson. 

Dec. 24. Ella Evelyn. Edgar and Sarah Coit. 

MARRIAGES. 

Aug. 24. George L. Dickinson Jr.. and Ruby C. Blackmer. 
Nov. 29. Edward T. King, and Margaret J. Hall. 
Dec. 24, Linwood J. Giffin, and Delia G. Weston. 
Dec. 25, Arthur M. Rolfe and Anna M. Stockwell. 

DEATHS. 

John King, age 89. 
Luella M. Coit, age 54. 
William N. Hinnian, age 36. 
Clinton P. Harrington, age 55. 
Franklin C. Powers, age 72. 
Catherine H. King, age 79. 
Lucinda Parkhurst, age 83. 

NON-RESIDENT. 

Jan. 8, Alvin L. Albee of Orange, age 63. 



Jan. 


24, 


Feb. 


2, 


Feb. 


3, 


Feb. 


18, 


July 


15, 


July 


31, 


Oct. 


7, 



'20 



NON-RESIDENTS INTEKRKI) IX GREENWICH. 



Jan. 13, Parnelia J. Lyman, of Hartford, Conn., age 83. 

Feb. 13, Robert E. Taylor, of Bangor, Maine, age 3 days. 

May 19, Lena M. Chapin, of San Francisco, Cal., age 29. 

Dee. 18, Freeman Sherman, of New Haven, Conn., age 7<S. 

Respectfully submitted. 

C. E. MILLER. Town Clerk. 



Report of the Selectmen. 



STATE 


AID. 


Mary F. Winter. 


s 48.00 


Mrs. Lucinda Root, 


48.00 


Mrs. Elvira Wood, 


48.00 


A. H. Pomeroy, 


48.00 


Trelawney C. Chapman, 


48.00 


Simon M. Stockwell, 


48.00 


Albert, P. Clifford. 


48.00 


Nathan A. Beals, 


48.00 


Leroy C. Beals. 


66.00 


Iva L. Jones, 


68.00 


James E. White, 


60.00 


Wm. T. Alden, 


48.00 


James L. W. Thayer, 


40.00 




^ 666 00 




'iP \J\J\J»\J\J 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Appropriation, 

Paid Ezra P. S. Alden, 



$ 100.00 



100.00 



22 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 

Appropriation, $ 75.00 



Received from Wilkinson fund. 




3.00 




" " Shumwav. 
" Warner. 




1.25 
2.00 




" " Rebecca Spooner 


fund. 


1.50 




Justice Johnson 


.. 


2.00 




" for care of lots, 1911, 




19.00 




" sale of grass, 




4.00 


S 107.75 


Paid Geo. E. Nevins, and help. 




% 92.35 


for care of flowers, 




10.00 




B. A. Sawtelle. secretary. 




5.40 


S 107.75 


Rec'd from H. D. Johnston, for 


lot. 


s 5.00 


" " Chas. B. Coit, 


.. 


5.00 


- 10.00 



" Selectmen, appropriation. $ 75.00 
" int. on funds. 9.75 

S 84.75 - S4.75 

BENJ. A. SAWTELLE, ) r 
DAVID M. HUNTER. \ „ Lemeter y 
GEO. E. NEVINS. \ Co ™™ ssl ™* rs - 



Total cost of boundary stones between towns of 

Dana, Hardwick. Prescott and Greenwich. $151.12 $ 151.12 
Received from town of Dana, % 54.74 

" - k " " Hardwick. 7.00 

Due from town of Prescott, 21.82 



EXPENSE OF FOREST FIRES. 

Paid Walter H. Glazier, and others, - 'J 1.90 

" A. W. Mason, ami others. 9.75 

" Fred F. Foley. " - 03.38 

- Win. H. Walker," " 102.70 f 197. 7:> 

Received from B. c^ A. R. R. Co., % 195.83 



23 



STATE ROAD 1911. 

Paid Geo. E. Nevins, . $ 68.75 

Edward T. King, 91.25 

A. O. Parker, 94.00 

J. T. Clark, 40.24 

H. M. Lyman, 48.62 

S. A. Schermerhorn, 41.12 

M. E. Caswell, 27.99 

Peter Lego, 27.12 

Joseph Billings, man and team, 4.00 

Dynamite, 1.50 

Grade staker, 1.50 

E. A. Morse, blacksmith, 1.50 
A. O. Parker, loam, 4.00 

F. K. Southworth, gravel, 17.10 $ 468.69 



ROADS AND BRIDGES. 
Appropriation, $ 700.00 

Paid Geo. E. Nevins, $ 181.25 

Geo. E. Nevins, horse, 12.33 

W. M. Nevins, 16.50 

A. A. Stevens, 26.25 

H. M. Lyman, 48.99 

C. S. Lyman, 33.25 

S. A. Schmerhorn. .58 

J. F. Clark, 58.00 

C. C. Thayer, 3.00 

M. E. Caswell, 1.00 

C. W. Frost, .75 

Wm. H. Walker, man and team, 80.00 

A. O. Parker, man and team, 110.00 

G. A. Walker, 2.00 

T. J. Severance, 42.40 

W. H. Giffin, plank, 58.10 

G. L. Hunter, railing, .50 

F. P. Hall, pick handle, .25 



•J 4 



Paid E. A- Moore, blacksmith, $ 1.05 

S. H. Walker, nails. 2.03 

A. C. King, gravel. 1.75 

F. H. Young, loam. 1.60 

F. H. Vaughn. L2.32 $ C4.S. 90 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. 
Paid Walter H. Glazier, acct Hillside School, 
A. P. Clifford, repairs on Wilcox house, 
Edward T. King. Spring inspecting animals. 14. *_'•"> 
Wm. IT. Jones, care of Lallot to date. 2.00 
Lewis H. Blackmer, town reports, >.20 
A. H. Bartlett. ballots and dog book. 9.25 
R. W. Lyman, transfer list of real estate. jf.8.~> 
Badger Fire Extinguisher Company. 1 'J ex- 
tinguishers. 69.<H> 
E. T. Smith & Co.. keg soda. 2. So 
Howard H- Dickinson. 7 burials. 21.00 
Walter H. Glazier, expen.-e for assessor, 
Henry K. Johnson, collector's book. 1.00 
Mr. Oliver, printing jury list and poll tax list. 2.40 
Daniel Stone & Co., insurance, town hall. 16.80 
Burgin Bros., grove cloth. 7.00 
Walter H. Glazier, expenses to Springfield, 3.58 
Henry M. Lyman, digging well at Plain. 15.00 
Walter H. Glazier, expense, Harrington estate. 3.98 
Frank P. Hall, tile for well at Plain. 27.12 
Athol Transcript, printing primary notir. -. 1.75 
W. & L. E. Gurley, stamp, 

il T. Bagnall. tax bills for 1911. 1.37 

Walter H. Glazier, discount on taxes, 69.7(> 

Abel ( ). Parker, storing scraper, 2.25 

Frank A. Thayer, painting town Hull. 1 7 . *_' *J 

Daniel Stone & Son, ins. library building. 18. 

Win. II. Giffin, dinner for election officers, 2.75 

Walter II. Glazier, taxes on cheese factory, 9.80 



25 



Paid Giffin & Hall, water rent, $ 6.75 

Geo. L. Mason, pump etc., for well at Plain, 14.45 
Howard H. Dickinson, stove for town hall, 12.25 
Badger Extinguisher Co., bottles and stoppers, 2.38 
Wm. H. Giffin, fire supplies, 6.08 

Walter H. Glazier, expense, Sabin fund. 3.98 

A. H. Bartlett. supplies, 1.65 

Frank P. Hall, supplies. 36.91 $ 456.53 



SALARIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Howard H. Dickinson, auditor 1910, $ 5.00 
Clarence E. Miller, town clerk and money, 

paid out, 43.00 

Willis R. King, collecting taxes 1907, 40.00 

Geo. E. Nevins, tree warden, 50.00 

Walter H. Glazier, collecting taxes 1908. 40.00 

Wm. H. Jones, janitor town hall, 5.00 

Walter H. Glazier, collecting taxes 1909. 40.00 

Ezra P. S. Alden, teller 3 meetings, 4.50 

Wm. S. Douglas, " 2 " 3.00 

Wm. R. Carrick, " 2 " 3.00 

Oscar A. King, " 1 " 1.50 

Fred M. Thresher, " 1 " 1.50 

David M. Hunter, " 2 " 3.00 

Wm. R. Carrick, moderator spring meeting, 2.50 

Stephen H. Walker, justice, 5.00 

Frank P. Hall, treasurer, 30.00 

Fred A. W. Churchill, constable, 4.50 
Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor and 

overseer of poor, 60.00 
Wm. H. Giffin, selectman, assessor and 

overseer of poor, 60.00 



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Paid Edward M. Hunter, selectman, assessor and 

overseer of poor, s 60.00 



$ 461 .r>o 



Total amount of orders drawn, s 3,230.22 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Selectmen 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 

February 28, 1912. 

Stephen H. Walker, Auditor. 



Report of Overseers of Poor. 



EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME. 

Paid Edward M. Hunter, account of No. 6. $ 13.81 

William H. Giffin. 8.56 

H. D. Johnston. 8.00 

Arthur W. King, 6.00 

B. A. Sawtelle. M. D., " " " " 7.00 



Paid Nathan E. Stone, account of No. 3, $ 12.00 

Walter H. Glazier, " " " " 4.37 

B. A. Sawtelle, M. D. " " " " 2.00 



Paid B. A. Sawtelle, M. D., acc't of No. 5. $ 7.50 

Walter H. Glazier, " " " " 3.58 

H. H. Dickinson, " " " " 3.25 



Paid B. A. Sawtelle, M. D., acc't of No. 7, S 10.00 



Received from Commonwealth, acc't of No. 6. S 2.76 
Due from Commonwealth, acc't of No. 6, 40.61 



s 43.37 



$ 18.37 



$ 14.33 

$ 10.00 
S 86.07 



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EXPENSE AT COOLEY HOME. 
Paid Fred M. Thresher, salary to Apr. 1, 1911, S 50.00 
Fred M. Thresher, salary to Feb. 1, 1912. 291. 07 

F. L. Parker, grain and grinding, 487.21 

H. H. Dickinson, groceries, 195.13 

H. H. Dickinson, grain. 23.96 

F. M. Thresher, butter. 52.25 

F. M. Thresher, miscellaneous, 33.48 

J. F. Robinson, house furnishings. 40.7 7> 

S. H. Walker, store bill. 15.07 

J. M. Vaughn, meat. 13.0.*) 

F. P. Hall, store bill. 41.34 

F. P. Hall, goods for No. 2. 2.25 

F. P. Hall, goods for No. 3. 4.50 

W. R. Carrick. fertilizer, 1910. 17.75 

W. R. Carrick. fertilizer. 1911. 62.75 

Severance Bros., labor. 30.20 

Roy P. Edson. labor. 26.00 

Wilfred H. Lyman, labor. 73.00 

Frank J. Murphy, labor. 75.00 

A. H. Pomeroy. oats and fodder. 21.00 

F. M. Thresher, goods for No. 1, 19.01 

2, 6.60 

rent of pasture. 5.00 

cream cans. 4.70 

gathering cream. 6.04 

Daniel Stone & Son. insurance. 27.65 

W. R. King, butchering. 9.00 

W. R. King, harness repairs, 2.70 

Hunter Bros., cutting and drawing ice. 13.50 

E. L. Powers, blacksmith bill. 19.1U 

E. A. Moore. " " 1.10 

Geo. L. Hunter, wagon repairs. 7.50 

Henry Hunt. 3 jugs. 12.00 

Benj. Hall. 5 pigs. 20.00 

0. D.Jackson. 2 pigs, 8.00 



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Fred Foley, cow, 


$ 30.00 


David Roberts, hen house, 


8.00 


J. M. Eddy, hay, 


14.57 


A. Richardson, hens, 


9.00 


A. Bryson & Co., dry goods, 


8.23 


C. Hitchcock & Co., goods, 


3.71 


J. B. Sibley & Son, paris green gun, 


7.50 


W. H. Giffin, lumber, 


6.25 


W. H. Giffin, cement, 


1.20 


Benj. Lindsey, brick masonry, 


5.00 


Frank Dearborn, labor, 


6.00 


Fred Snyder, labor, 


6.15 


J. F. Higgins, crockery, 


8.15 


W. A. Moore, grain, 


9.81 


H. B. Hess, meat, 


4.55 


Mary E. Sibley, farming tools, 


3.50 


Geo. L. Mason, sawing wood, 


5.00 


Robert Brown, fodder and fork, 


3.70 


Chas. Parker, harness, 


4.25 


Geo. E. Phipps, rent of land, 


2.00 




$ 1,864.83 


INCOME AT COOLEY 


HOME. 


Cream, 


$ 390.93 


Potatoes, 


388.80 


Pork, 


140.14 


Wood, 


84.00 


Eggs, 


92.46 


Poultry, 


29.40 


Veal, 


48.00 


Cabbage, 


7.15 


Turnips, 


1.40 


Sweet corn, 


1.75 


Pop corn, 


2.77 



W. R. Carrick, dinners, 4.35 



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Mrs. Martha Curtis, board, 
James E. White, board and care, 
Transportation of scholars, 

Net expense at Cooley Home. 



s 12.00 
258.67 
288.00 



INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME. 



One horse. 

One horse. 

Nine cows. 

Two yearlings. 

Four calves. 

Five swine. 

Seventy-five fowls. 

Twelve ducks. 

English hay. 

Stock hay and corn fodder, 

Grain, 

Potatoes, 

Provisions, 

Farming tools. 

Furniture. 



$ 200.00 

1 75.00 

300.00 

50.00 

40.00 

50.00 

50.00 

10.00 

50.00 

25.00 

50.00 

70.00 

20.00 

185.00 

100.00 



INMATES AT COOLEY HOME. 



No. 1, 
No. 2, 
No. 3, 
No. 4, 

No. 7. 



s J. 749.82 
- 115.01 



s 1.375.00 



EDWARD M. HUNTER. 
WALTER H. GLAZIER. 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN. 



52 


weeks 


26 


weeks 


25 


weeks 


25 


weeks 


2 


weeks 


130 


weeks. 


Overseers 


oj 




Poor. 





Stephen H. Walker. Auditor 



Treasurer's Report. 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the year ending 
March I, IQI2. 

1911. Dr. 

March 1, To cash in treasury to new acc't, $ 2,223.37 

To cash received from Athol Savings Bank, 

( borrowed ) 1,000.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, acc't 

Corporation tax, 13.70 

To cash received from Commonwealth, acc't 

National Bank tax, 22.92 

To cash received from Commonwealth, acc't 
State Board of Charity, transportation 
of paupers. 2.76 

To cash received from Commonwealth, com- 
pensation inspection of animals, 15.88 



% 3,278.63 



To cash received from Commonwealth, state aid, S 364.00 
To cash received from Commonwealth, state 

highway loan fund, 600.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, high 

school tuition in special cases, 644.10 



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To cash received from Commonwealth, income 

Mass. school fund, f 1,105.69 

To cash received from school committee, state 

reimbursement of school supt., 131.58 

To cash received from Edwin H. Banister, dog 

fund ( refunded ), 66.17 

To cash received from school committee, (re- 
funded from Springfield ), 20.00 



s 2.931.54 



To cash received from town of Hardwick. acct. 

setting boundry stone, S 7.00 

To cash received from town of Dana, acct set- 
ting boundry stones, 54.74 

To cash received from Overseer of Poor, rent 

of Wilcox House, 30.00 

To cash received from Selectmen, acct. board of 

James E. White, 182.67 

To cash received from Selectmen, acct. board of 

James E. White. 64.00 

To cash received from Selectmen, acct. James E. 

White, 12.00 



To cash received from Overseer of Poor, board 

of Martha Curtis. s 12.00 

To cash received from Overseer of Poor. acct. 

Cooley Home. 1.191.15 

To cash received from Overseer of Poor, trans- 
portation money. 288.00 

To cash received from Ware Savings Bank, in- 
terest of Cemetery funds, '.>.75 

To cash received from W. H. Walker, overpaid 

in fire order. 10.20 

To cash received from Boston vV Albany H. R. 

Co.. acct. fighting fires, 227.35 

To casli received from Fred F. Foley, for chemi- 



S 350.41 



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cals used in fighting fire on Geo. Wesson's 

lot. $ .75 

S 1,739.20 

To cash received from cemetery commissioners 

for sale of lots to C. B. Coit, and H. D. 

Johnston, $ 10.00 

To cash received from school committee, acc't of 

bill overpaid, 13.38 

To cash received fron W. H. Glazier, collector 

1908, 135.00 
To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

( interest ) 1908, 100.00 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

1909, 513.00 

$ 771.38 



To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

( interest ) 1909, $ 105.36 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

1910, 515.00 
To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

1911, 2,940.34 
To cash received from W. R. King, collector 

(interest) 1907. 64.03 



$ 3,624.73 

$ 12,695.89 



Cr. 

By paid W. B. Segur, M. D., for return of two 

births at .25 each, $ .50 
By paid Commonwealth for certification of town 

note No. 2, 3.00 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, note and interest, 1,537.50 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, note and interest, 525.00 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, interest, 50.00 

By paid E. H. Banister, county tax, 377.37 

By paid state tax, 385.00 



:u 



By paid H. H. Dickinson, acct. burial of James 

E. White. S 37.00 

s 2.915.37 

By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement. 

1908. 
By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement. 

1909, 12.54 
By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement, 

1910, 17.66 
By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement, 

1911, 5.75 
By paid Selectmen, orders to date, 3.230.22 
By paid Overseers of Poor, orders to date. 1,950.90 
By paid School Committee, orders to date. 2,609.36 
Bv cash in treasury to balance acct.. 1.953.29 

s 9.780.52 



Total. s 12,695.89 

TRUST FUNDS FOR ACCOUNT CEMETERY. 

(ARK OF BURIAL LOTS. 

Rindge fund. $ 100 00. interest to Jan. 1, 1912. $ 15.97 

Expended — Available s 15.97. 

Wilkinson fund, s 300.00. interest to Jan. 1. 1912. 44.55 

Expended $ 3.00, Available 41.55. 

Shuimvay fund, $ 100.00. interest to Jan. 1, 1912, 15.44 

Expended s [.25, Available 14.19. 

Spooner fund, $ 50.00, interest to Jan. 1. 1912, 8. IS 

Expended — Available 8.18. 

Warner fund. $ 100.00. interest to Jan. 1. 1912. 10.47 

Expended $ 2.00, Available 14.47. 

Mary Walker fund. % 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1912. 16.12 

Expended — Available 16.12. 

Chas. Powers fund. $ 50.00. interest t i .Ian. 1. 1912. 8.96 

Expended — Available 8.96. 

Rebecca Spooner fund, s 82.05. interest to .Ian. 1. 1912, 14.93 



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Expended $ 1.50, Available $ 13.43. 

Merrick Tourtelotte fund, $ 25.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1912, $ 4.90 

Expended — Available 4.90. 

Emelia Topliff fund, $ 100.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1912, 17.06 

Expended — Available 17.06. 

Justice Johnson fund, S 200.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1912, 27.34 

Expended $ 2.00, Available 25.34. 

Chas. Record fund, S 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1912, 8.02 

Expended — Available 8.02. 

Amos Blackmer fund, $ 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1912, 6.88 

Expended — Available 6.88. 

Clara B. Walker fund, S 100.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1912, 13.72 

Expended — Available 13.72. 

LIABILITIES. 

One note due May 7, 1912, s 1,000.00 

One note due Jan. 1. 1913, 500.00 

ASSETS. 
Amount due on taxes, 1910. $ 343.00 

Amount due on taxes, 1911, 865.00 

Amount due from Commonwealth, State aid, 

paid in 1911, 646.00 

Amount due from Commonwealth, State aid, 

for Jan. and Feb., 1912, 104.00 

Amount due from Commonwealth, acct. burial 

of James E. White, 37.00 

Cash in treasury, 1,953.29 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL, Treasurer. 

Stephen H. Walker, Auditor. 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library. 



Number. of days library has been opened. 52 

books given out. 2.409 
magazines given out. 

books donated from commission* 43 

books donated from commonwealth. 5 

books purcha>ed. 47 

magazines subscribed for. 6 

public documents added. 4 

Whole number of volumes, 2,55] 

Circulating department. 

Public documents, 216 
Respectfully submitted. 

AMELIA M. ROOT. Secretary, 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 




BBCKH - 






Appropriation, 


| [00.00 




Received from Bailey and Spooner fund. 


28.28 




eived from fin- 


.65 




i on hand. 


19.81 


- 1 



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EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for books, 

magazines, 

express, 

carrying books, 

sundries. 

librarian. 
Unexpended balance, 

LIBRARY FUNDS. 

Stephen P. Bailey fund in Ware bank, 
Rebecca Spooner " " 



$ 53.16 
15.55 
1.25 
13.00 
.86 
30.00 
34.90 



$ 200.00 
500.00 



S 148.74 



$ 700.00 



Trustees. 



WM. S. DOUGLAS. 
E. P. 8. ALDEN, 
WM. H. WALKER, 
ALICE THAYER, 
ELLA M. WALKER. 
AMELIA M. ROOT, 



E. P. S. ALDEN. Treasurer. 
HELEN I. NEVINS, Librarian. 



Supplement Catalog, Greenwich Public 

Library. 



Abbott, Eleanor H. Molly Make Believe. AB2 

Abbott, J. Rollo at Work and Rollo at Play. j AB2.4 

Altsheler, Joseph. The Wilderness Road. JAL7.3 

Altsheler, Joseph. The Circling Camps. JAL7.4 

Altsheler, Joseph. A Herald of the West. jALT.5 

Altsheler, Joseph. A Soldier of Manhattan. JAL7.6 

Altsheler, Joseph. The Sun of Saratoga. jALT.7 
Andrews, J. Seven Little Sisters. jL AN2.2 

Bacon, D. Songs Every Child Should Know. jY B13 

Barbour, Ralph H. Winning his "Y." JB21.G 

Barclay, Florence L. The Rosary. B25 

Barclay, Florence L. The Mistress of Shenstone. B25.2 

Beach, Rex. The Ne'er Do Well. B38.5 

Benton, C. F. Saturday Mornings. B45 

Bindloss, Harold. A Prairie Courtship. B51.2 

Bindloss, Harold. The Cattle Baron's Daughter. B61.3 

Black, Hugh. Friendship. B53 

Booth, Edw'd. C The Doctor's Lass. B66.2 

Bosher, Kate Langley. Miss Gibbie Gault. JB67.2 

Bradish, S. P. Stories of Country Life. G B75 

Brown. Alice. John Winterbournes Family. B81.7 



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Burnette, Frances H. The Secret Garden. B93.12 

Burnham, Clara Louise. Clever Betsy. B94.10 

Carpenter, F. G. Geographical Readers, Australia. G C21.4 

" " " South America. G C21.5 

" Europe. G C21.6 

" Africa. G C21.7 

How the World is Housed. G C21.8 
Carpenter, M. H. ed. About Animals, retold from 

St. Nicholas. . L C24 

Coburn, Claire M. Our Little Swedish Cousin. JC55 

Cook, Win. Azel. Through the Wilderness of Brazil. L C77 

Cooke, Alice Mc Gowan. The Power and the Glory. C707 

Church, A. J. Three Greek Children. jC47 

Day, Holman. The Rannodders. D33 

Dix, B. M. Merrylips. JD64.2 

Douglas, Amanda M. Helen Grant's Decision. JD75.15 

Duncan, F. When Mother lets us Garden. jD91g 

Farnol, Jeffrey. The Broad Highway. F22a 

Finnemore, John. Peeps at Many Lands, Italy. G F48.3 

Fiske, John. North America. F F54.4 

Fox, Alice Wilson. Hearts and Coronets. F88 

French, H. W. Lance of Kanana. F79k 

Glasgon, Ellen. The Miller of Old Church. G35.6 

Godfrey, Hollis. Jack Collerton's Engine. jGMLl 

Grey, Zane. The Heritage of the Desert. G806 

Hall, Bolton. Three Acres and Liberty. L H17 

Harrhon, Henry. Sydnor Queed. H243 

Jackson, H. H. Nelly's Silver Mine. JJ12.4 
Johnston, Annie Fellows. The Little Colonel at Boarding 

School. JJ65.8 

Johnston, Mary. The Long Roll. J65.7 

Kortrecht, Augusta. A Dixie Rose. K85 

Lee, Jennette. Happy Island. L49.3 

Lincoln, Joseph. Mr. Pratt. L635 

Livingstone, Golding V. Story of David Livingstone. EL73 

Mason, A. E. W. At the Villa Rose. M29.3 



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Miller. O. T. First Book of Birds. 

Mulock, D. M. Little Lame Prince. 

Monroe, Kirk. Prince Dusty. 

Otis, James. Stephen of Philadelphia. 

Ozakie, Yei Theodora. The Japanese Fairy Book. 

Paine, Ralph. The Stroke Oar. 

Pidkin, Chas. Felton. The Further Adventures of Quincv 

Adams Sawyer. 
Pike, Helen Lee M. Our Little Corean Cousin. 
Porter. Gene Stratton. The Harvester. 
Price, L. L. Lads and Lasses of Other Days. 
Priddy, Al. Through the Mill. 
Pryor Mrs. Roger M. The Colonel's Story. 
Quirk, Leslie W. Baby Elton Quarter-Back. 
Rhys, E. ed. Fairy Gold. 

Shauffler Robert H. ed. Washington's Birthday. 
Schudder H. E. Verse and Prose for Beginners. j 

St. Nicholas, 1911, 2 vols. 

Shaler Sara Andrew. The Day Before Yesterday. 
Spyri J. Heidi. 
Sullivan T. B. The Heart of Us. 

Tappan, Eva March. The Story of the Roman People. 
Trimmer, S. K. History of the Robins. 
Waller. M. E. A Daughter of the Rich. 
Waterloo. S. Story of A. B. 
Webster, Jean. When Patty Went to College. 
White, E. O. When Molly was Six. 
Wiggin, Kate D. and others. Robinetta. 
Wiggin, Kate D. Mother Carey's Chickens. 
Wiltse, S. E. Folkelore Stories and Proverbs. 
AVorth, Nicholas. ( pseudo ) The Southerner. 
Wright, Harold. The Winning of Barbara Worth. 
Yonge, C. M. Little Duke. 
Young, E. R. My Dogs in the Northland. 
Zollinger, G. Boys Ride. 



LM61.3 

JM91.7 

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G OT5.5 

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JP2 

JP834.3 

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P96 

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Annual Report 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



Greenwich, Mass., 



For the year ending March 7, 1912. 



F. P. Hall, Chairman, Term Expires 1914. 

W. R. Carrick, Secretary, Term Expires 1913. 

C. B. Coit, Term Expires 1912. 



Financial Statement. 



Income from state school fund. 


$ 1.105.69 






Balance from last year, 


249.17 






From state, on account of superintendent, 


131.58 










$ 


1.480.44 


Expended, 






926.88 


Unexpended, 


$ 559.56 


Received from town. 


s 975.00 






High School tuition, reimbursed. 


644.10 






Interest on Sabin School fund, 


30.00 






Refunded from Springfield, on account 








of Maurice Schermerhorn. 


20.00 






Refunded from I). Appleton & Co., 


13.38 










s 


1.682.48 


Expended, 




$ 


1,682.48 


SALARIES. 








Marion Kelle\ . 


- 426.00 






I. E. Barrus, 


192.00 






Anna Kinsley, 


144.00 






Lucy Jacobs. 


96.00 






Edith CummingB, ( music teacher ) 


33.00 






Ina Calif, ( drawing teacher ) 


27.00 







43 



Charles Clay, ( superintendent ) 
School Committee. 



s 157.92 
40.00 



% 1,115.92 



TRANSPORTATION. 



Overseers of Poor, 
H. H. Lego, 
F. F. Foley, 
F. P. Hall, 
Leroy Beals. 
M. Quigley, 



$ 288.00 

252.00 

157.50 " 

29.00 

21.00 

4.50 

$ 752.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 



Athol, 
Springfield, 
New Salem, 



EXPENDITURES. 



School supplies. 

Wood, 

Care of rooms, 

Repairs, labor and material, 

F. P. Hall's store bill. 

W. H. Giffin, doors, 

A. B. Sawtelle, 

Water rent, 

Census, 

Flag, 



209.10 
142.50 
120.00 



79.71 

68.60 

51.00 

29.67 

6.51 

11.40 

8.00 

6.95 

5.00 

3.00 



F. P. HALL, Chairman, 

W. R. CARRICK, Secretary, 

C. B. COIT. 



S 471.60 



$ 269.84 
$ 2,609.36 



Stephen Walker. Auditor. 



Report of Superintendent of Schools. 



To the School Committee and Citizens of Greenwich : 

I herewith present my second animal report as your super- 
intendent of schools, for the school year ending March 1, 1912, 
the same also being the tenth in the series of superintendent's 
reports for the Dana School Supervisory Union. 

SOME STATISTICS. 

Population, census 1910, 452 

school census, Sept. 1, 1911. 

Children between 5 and 15 years : bovs 45 ; girls 32 ; total, 77 

7 "14 " " 37 " 26 " 63 

Illiterate minors over 14, 

Number of schoolhouses owned by town, 3 

occupied, 2 

different teachers during the year, 4 

required, 2 

of special teachers on part time, 2 

EYE AND EAR TESTS, FEBRUARY 2, 1912. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 42 

found defective in sight, 6 

hearing, 

of parents notified, 2 

For the year ending June 30, 1911. 



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Total enrollment, 50 

Supplementary enrollment, 1 

Total membership, 50 

Average membership, 42 

attendance, 39 

Per cent of attendance, 93.5 

Number of pupils enrolled under 5 years of age, 

between 5 and 15 years, 48 

7 " 14 " 43 

over 15 years, 1 

Visits by school committee, 1 

superintendent, 47 

others, 58 

Actual length of schools, 8 months, 19.5 days. 

THE STANDING FOR FEBRUARY, 1912. 



Grades 


Village 




Plains 


I 


1 




6 


II 


3 




1 


III 


1 




1 


IV 


2 




3 


V 






3 


VI 


6 






VII 






4 


VIII 


9 






IX 






1 


of boys, 21 ; 


of girls, 20 ; total, 


41. 





PUPIES ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL DURING YEAR 

Name Grade Place 

Billings, Frank W. XI Athol 

Janus, Mary XIII 

King, Lawrence T. XI 

Parker, Lowell K. XII 



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Name 


Grade 


Place 


Thresher, Esther A. 


XIII 


Athol 


Thresher, Samuel E. 


XII 


t , 


Walker, Laura E. 


XII 


1 ' 


Lyman, Clarence 


XI 


New Salem 


Wright, Clan 


XII 


' • 


Nevins, Winfred M. 


XI 


Springfield 


De Wolff, Amelia 


XII 


* * 



IN GENERAL. 

Our report varies little from that of last year for the con- 
ditions remain about the same. We have had gocd teachers 
and they have performed their duties faithfully. There has 
been no trouble in discipline. It is to be regretted that our 
school population is decreasing, the average attendance being 
less by nine than a year ago. 

The school at the Plains has been fortunate in retaining its 
efficient teacher for this, the third year. At the village, Miss 
Kinsley finished the spring term and closed a successful year. 
at the same time withdrawing from the active work of teaching. 

Miss Ida E. Barrus, who had established an excellent rec- 
ord in an adjoining town of the district, was placed in charge 
at the beginning of the fall term; Miss Barrus at once won the 
confidence and respect of the pupils, and esteem of the people: 
ill health caused her to give up the position at the Christmas 
recess, much to the regret of all concerned. The large num- 
ber of classes and the capabilities of the pupils require an alert, 
enthusiastic, and almost tireless teacher, for the school is a con- 
stant drain upon the nervous as well as the mental energy. 

In these daws of a scarcity of good teachers, we were very 
much favored in securing Miss Jacobs to complete the school 
year; the spirit of the school is admirable, and in spite of some 
interruptions on account of measles and mumps, constant pr< 
- is being made 



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MUSIC AND DRAWING. 

The day for arguing the importance of these two subjects has 
long passed; if they are not taught in the schools, the children 
will never receive this beneficial instruction. Some times it is 
difficult for a town like Greenwich to obtain supervisors of 
these subjects at a reasonable rate, but this year we have been 
able to secure the services of two excellent teachers, coming to 
us for a period each on alternate weeks. The pupils were real- 
ly "hungry" for this instruction, and have made commendable 
progress. I call to your attention the supervisors' reports. 

ABSENCE AND RETARDATION. 
Some one of children's deseases prevail more or less each 
year which with ordinary illness lowers the rate of attendance; 
but sometimes it seems as if pupils were kept at home for triv- 
ial and illegitimate reasons. Our per cent is only one and one- 
half points above the average of that of the state which is 92. 
Some of the children are kept out of school so much that they 
are below grade, besides diminishing the efficiency of the whole 
school. This is especially true of the school at the Plains. 
The average attendance of the seventeen schools of the district 
is ranked each month, and for the last five months our schools 
have stood from 10 to 16, not a relatively creditable position. 

MENTAL ARITHMETIC. 

If there was any one thing that helped to make the "schol- 
ars" of former generations " experts in numbers " it was the 
drill they received in Colburn's Mental Arithmetic. Pupils in 
the middle grades are generally deficient in the quick recogni- 
tion of the combinations of addition, subtraction, and the 
"tables", from alack of athoro, and what should bean almost 
automatic knowledge of the simple numbers. I think more 
time is wasted in hesitation and indecision than is utilized in 
all other arithmetic work. To remedy this the teachers have 
been supplied with some simple "Exercises in Numbers", and 
daily drill in them is ' 'the standing order of the day" . 



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HOME CO-OPERATION. 

Children above the fourth grade cannot properly prepare 
all of their lessons in school; at least one lesson should be pre- 
pared at home if the most is to be obtained by the individual 
pupil; this will probably require some oversight by parents. 

Another way by which the child can be helped very much 
by the home, is by encouraging him to read aloud; with the 
multiplicity of books, magazines, and papers which come into 
most homes, fairly well adapted to the several members of the 
family, this old-time habit of some one reading aloud has be- 
come nearly obsolete. My experience is that the best readers 
in school are usually those children who are accustomed to read- 
ing aloud at home ; besides it provides a good criterion for par- 
ents to judge whether the school is doing, or failing to do, what 
it ought for their children. 

TEACHERS' MEETINGS. 

Two general meetings of the teachers and committees have 
been held, both at North Dana; the one of April 22 was address- 
ed by Mr. Charles A. Prosser, deputy commissioner, and Mr. 
Frederic L. Burnham, state agent; the one of October 14 was 
instructed by Mr. John W. MacDonald, state agent, Supt. W. 
Scott Ward, Athol, and Prof. Childs, New Salem. These 
meetings were very helpful and inspiring. 

NEW LANGUAGE BOOKS. 

Our old language texts were completely worn out, and to 
replace them we selected Firman's Progressive Language Les- 
sons, Book One for grades I to IV, and Book Two for grades 

Vto IX. 

CONCLUDING. 
I urge parents and all others interested in the welfare of the 
children to visit the schools frequently. My thanks are grate- 
fully extended to the members of the School Committee, teach- 
ers, and all others who have so cordially given me their assist- 
ance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. L. CLAY, Supt. of Schools. 

No. Dana, March 2, 1912. 



Report of Supervisor of Music. 






Mr. C. L. Clay, Superintendent of Schools of Greenwich : 

The following is my report of the work accomplished in 
music this school year. 

The same system [ Weaver ] that has been taught in Dana 
so long, is the one that I am teaching in Greenwich. The pur- 
pose of this system is to teach the children to sing and read mu- 
sic independently, to give them a musical education which 
will enable them to read at sight with accuracy, expression and 
understanding any music which may be set before them. 

Each pupil above the fourth grade is keeping a note book 
on music theory. In this way every one has a chance to re- 
view all definitions before term examinations. 

The Individual Sight Singing Series are used in all grades 
at the Village school and in all the upper grades in the Plains 
school . 

The primary grades have tone drill, eas}^ staff dictation, 
and some work on time. 

The upper grades have songs from The Educational Mu- 
sic Readers, which were purchased in the fall. They also have 
individual singing, theory of keys, chromatics, and time prin- 
ciples. The purpose of the individual singing is to strengthen 
each pupil in concentration, self-control, accuracy and indepen- 
dence . 



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In the Village school much progress has been made in the 
song work, both one part and two part music. Both schools 
have taken up the theory of music with interest and results are 
very satisfactory . 

By the end of the school year I hope to have brought the 
schools nearer to the grade standard in music. 

I wish to thank the teachers for so faithfully carrying on 
the outlines which I made out for them. And I also wish to 
thank Mr. Clay and the school committee for their support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH CUMMINGS, 

Supervisor of Music. 
February 9, 1912. 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing. 



Mr. Charles L. Clay, Superintendent of schools , GreenwicJi : 

I have visited the schools in Greenwich once in two weeks 
and I find the interest and advancement in the work very en- 
couraging. 

I have tried to arrange the work in two courses, one for 
grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the other for grades 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 
and I hope in this way to secure more even results, for the little 
people do not have lessons given them which are too difficult, 
and the older pupils do not have lessons too simple for their a- 
bility. 

In both courses they are following the same general plan : 
nature drawings in color and pencil, and color study in the fall, 
construction and design work in November and December, 
principles of perspective and these principles applied to object 
drawing through January and February ; in April, design ap- 
plied to useful objects, nature and color stud}', with design 
from nature studies again in May and June. 

In the primary grades they have learned to measure and 
make things with given measurements. In the grammar grades 
they have had some constructive work in paper and cardboard 
and have made and applied designs to the objects made. 
They have also studied freehand lettering in the upper grades. 



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The ability to make letters quickly and well will often be 
found useful. 

I thank the teachers for their co-operation in carrying on 
the work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

IXA M. CALEF. 

Ware, Mass., Feb. 10, 1912. 



Roll of Honor. 



( Figures denote number of terms neither absent, tardy, nor dis- 
missed ). 



THE VILLAGE. 



Jones, Rubie M. 1 

King, Austin W. 1 

King, Stanwood R. 1 

King. Herman C 1 

Lego. Raymond 1 

Brown, Robert K. 1 

Brown. Nicholas A. 1 

Despin, Lena M. 1 

Gelling. M. Edna 3 

Gelling, Pan! R. 2 



THE PLAINS. 



Lego. Frederick L. 1 

Moore, Viola J. 1 

Reed, Ruth 1 

White, Harold L. 1 

White, Howard H. 1 

Lyman. George E. 1 

Lyman. Eva J. 1 

Walker. Leslie J. 2 

Walker. Ella M. 1 

William-. Doris J. 1 



Williams. Fanny P. 1 



List of Teachers. 



SCHOOL 

The Village 



The Plains 



NAME 
Annie D. Kinsley* 
Ida E. Barms f 
Lucy J. Jacobs 
Marion E. Kelley 

^Spring term. 



WHERE EDUCATED 

Fitchburg Normal 
Ashfield Academy 
Webster High School 
Worcester Normal 

tTo Christmas recess. 



SPECIAL TEACHERS 

Edith C. Cummings Institute of Pedagogy 
Ina M. Calef State Normal Art 



WAGES 

s 48.00 
48.00 
48.00 
48.00 



s 3.00 
3.00 



School Calendar, 1912-1913. 



1912. 

March 1, Winter term ends. - 12 weeks. 

March 18, Spring term begins. 

April 19 and May 30, Holidays. 

June 7, Spring term ends, -12 weeks. 

Fall term begins. 

Holiday. 

Fall term ends. - 12 weeks. 

Winter term begins. 

Close for Christmas recess. 

Winter term continues. 

Holiday. 

Winter term ends, - 12 weeks- 
Spring term begins. 



Sept. 


3, 


Oct. 


12, 


Nov. 


22. 


Dec. 


2, 


Dec. 


20, 


Dec. 

11 Q 


30. 


Feb. 


22, 


Feb. 


28, 


March 


17, 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To Clarence E. Miller, Constable of the town of Greenwich, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are here- 
by directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of Green- 
wich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at their 
Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Monday the twenty-fifth day of 
March, A. D. 1912, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
act on the following articles, viz : 

Art j. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for Town Clerk, one Selectman, 
one Overseer of Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two Libra- 
ry Trustees, and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for three years. Al- 
so Tax Collector, Tree Warden, Treasurer, two Constables, Auditor, 
three Fence Viewers, and three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all 
for one year. Also on same ballot to vote " Yes " or " No " in an- 
swer to the question : Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxica- 
ting liquors in this town. 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for the year 
ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and act 
thereon. 



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Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation for the 
same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will vote to charge interest on taxes 
after a certain date, and fix the rate, also to see if the town will allow 
a discount on taxes if paid on or before a certain date. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow during the current municipal 
year beginning April 1. 1912. in anticipation of the taxes for said mu- 
nicipal year such sums of money as may he necessary to meet the cur- 
rent expenses of the town, giving the note, or notes of the town there- 
for. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
sum of money for the suppression of the Gypsy and Brown Tail 
Moths. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to extend the sewer from 
W. H. Walker's, up past the Post Office, also a branch across the road 
to Mr. StockwelFs yard, to take the water that comes off the hill. 

The polls will be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon and may 
be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you are directed 
to ^erve this warrant by posting attested copies thereof at each 
of the Post Offices in Greenwich seven days at least, before the time 
and place of said meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of 
this Warrant, with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, on or be- 
fore the time and place of said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of March, A. D.. 1912. 



WALTER H. GLAZIER. ) Se/ertmen 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN. of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 



GREENWICH 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March i, J 91 3 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer. 

1913. 



m 



1913 

HOUSE, BOSTON. 



Km***^ 




Report of Town Clerk. 



Vital Statistics for IQI2. 

BIRTHS. 

Child's Name. Parent's Name. 
Carlton Myron Jr. Carlton and Lucy Clifford. 

Raymond Jay, Lewis and Ruth Graves. 

Walter John, Leigh and Edith Weaver. 

MARRIAGES. 

Roy L. Graves, and Edith M. Gray. 

Frank H. Bacon, and Ruby J. Graves. 

Cyprian Wm. Uracius, and June Pulsipher. 

Edward L. Upton, and Delia Vaughn, 

Roy R. Ellsworth, and Ila Mae Miller, 

Andrew J. Loux, and Clara E. Hall. 

Charles B. Coit, and Martha H. Clark. 
Oldest Groom, 53, Oldest Bride, 40. 
Youngest Groom, 20, Youngest Bride, 18. 

DEATHS. 

Jan. 4, Fannie L. Thrasher, age 57. 

Jan. 19, James E. White, age 75. 

Jan. 29, Julia Rice, age 74. 

June 6, Lucinda R. Root, age 80. 

June 20, Daniel S. Cutler, age 82. 

July 14, Adonijah L. Gray, age 70. 

Aug. 20, Laura L. Vaughn, age 70, 



Mar. 

Oct. 


15, 
13, 


Dec. 


20, 


May 
May 


15, 
29, 


Aug. 
Oct. 


7, 
2, 


Oct. 


23, 


Nov. 


6, 


Dec. 


18, 



George E. Nevins, age 60. 

Harriett E. Parker, age 67. 
Raymond J. Graves, premature. 
Lydia E. Blackmer, age 89. 

Nellie A. Sessions, age 46. 

NON-RESIDENTS. 

Susan M. Frye, of Monson, age 90. 
Rhoda F. Granger, of Springfield, age 71. 
Leon W. Johnson, of Worcester, age 41. 
Martha J. Fewell, of Palmer, age 74. 
Wm. S. Doak, of New York, age 53. 
Jerusha C. Caswell, of Milford, age 69. 
Lora E. Brewster, of Boston, age 63. 
Caleb B. Estey, of Ludlow, age 58. 
George T. Magrath, of Gardner, age 57. 

REMOVED FROM PRESCOTT CEMETERY. 

June 10, 1885, Nettie C. Bolt, age 18. 

June 24, 1885, Wm. C. Bolt, age 1. 

Feb. 25, 1895, Wm. P. Granger, 63. 

Nov. 4, 1910, George B. Cawswell, 65. 



Aug. 


26, 


Sept. 


25, 


Oct. 


13, 


Oct. 


25, 


Dec. 


11, 


Mar. 


2, 


July 


18, 


Aug. 


29, 


Aug. 


28, 


Sept. 


9, 


Oct. 


19, 


Nov. 


1, 


Nov. 


5, 


Dec. 


15, 



Very Respectfully, 
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Town Clerk. 



Report of the Selectmen. 



STATE 


AID. 




Simon M. Stockwell, 


- 48.00 




Iva L. Jones, 


72.00 




William T^Alden, 


48.00 




Nathan A. Beals, 


48.00 




Leroy C. Beals, 


72.00 




Albert P. Clifford, 


48.00 




Trelawney C. Chapman. 


48.00 




James L. W. Thayer, 


48.00 




Arthur H. Pomeroy, 


48.00 




Henry M. Brown, 


12.00 




Mary F. Winter, 


48.00 




Elvira Wood, 


48.00 




Mary J. Duncan, 


16.00 




Lucinda R. Root, 


12.00 


$ 616.00 







PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation, S 100.00 

Paid Amelia M. Root, $ 100.00 



EXPENSE OF FOREST FIRES. 
Paid Wm. EL Walker and others, $ 15.10 



6 

TREE WARDEN. 
Appropriation, $ 50. 00 

Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle, M. D.. $ 44.30 



SUPT. OF MOTH WORK. 

Appropriation, s 50.00 

Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle, M. D., Supt. $ 32.51 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 
Ending Feb. 19. 1913. 



Appropr 


iation 




s 50.00 




Received from Rindge fund. 


> 8.00 




u 


u 


Wilkinson fund. 


5.00 




u 


.. 


Shumway fund. 


3.00 




n 


a 


Spooner fund, 


2.00 




a 


a 


Warner fund, 


4.00 




« 


u 


Mary Walker fund, 


3.00 




.. 


a 


Chas. Powers fund. 


2.00 




a 


u 


Rebecca Spooner fund. 


3.00 




t< 


.. 


Merrick Tourtellotte fund, 


1.00 




u 


(< 


Emelia Topliff fund. 


3.00 




u 


C( 


Justice Johnson fund, 


5.00 




a 


it 


Chas. Record fund, 


2.00 




a 


a 


Amos Blackmer fund. 


1.08 




a 


a 


Clara B. Walker fund. 


3.00 




<< 


a 


care of lots, 1912, 


33.00 




.. 


a 


sale of grass, 


4.00 


s 127.08 


Paid G. 


Fu. Nevins, and help. 


S 111.68 


" foi 


care 


of flowers, 


10.00 




" B. 


A. Sawtelle, sec'y., 


5.40 








r 




$ 127.08 



deceived from E. O. Caswell, for lot, s 10.00 

" " Lucinda Root, estate for lots, 10.00 

" B. W. Dunham, for lot, 10.00 

" " Mary V. Grayler, for lot, 10.00 

'• " Lyman Rice, for lot, 5.00 

Paid town treasurer, $ 45.00 

Received from selectmen's appropriation, $ 50.00 

Interest on funds, 40.10 

s 90.10 



1913 
Jan. 18, received of Albert L. Root, and paid 

to town treasurer, $ 100.00 

Interest of same to be used for the benefit 

and care of Lucinda R. Root lot. 

DAVID M. HUNTER, ") Cemetery 
BENJ. A. SAWTELLE, X Commissio?iers. 



8 



ROADS AND 


BRIDGES. 




Appropriation. 




- 1000.00 


Paid H. M. Lyman and Sons, 


s 185.77 




W. H. Walker, man and team. 


148.00 




A. Almyuist. " " 


97.00 




Austin Hunter. 


8.63 




C. W. Uracius. " 


4.20 




G. B. Lou>. 


40.00 




A. H. Hall. 


20.00 




G. A. Walker, 


7.00 




G. E. Nevins, and horse. 


2.25 




F. E. Rogers, and horse. 


2.50 




J. T. Clark. 


65.72 




F. Aiken, 


4.28 




R. Ellsworth: 


20.22 




A. A. Stevens, 


44.19 




W. L. Bacon. 


34.22 




W. Patrill, 


2.92 




A. Moore, 


9.92 




Roy Edson. 


5.63 




C. C. Thayer, 


6.00 




C. L. Jones. 


2.40 




J. V. Lincoln. 


1.00 




W. A. Gelling. 


1.60 




L. J. Gifiin. 


10.50 




W. H. Gifiin. 


21.50 




S. H. Walker, supplies. 


5.40 




F. P. Hall, supplies. 


2.15 




F. H. Vaughn, tiling. 


36.55 




W. H. Walker, railing and post 


53.40 




W. H. Gifiin. 


37.00 




A. C. King, gravel. 


.SO 




L. Graves, 


2. 70 


- 882.45 




- 117.55 



STATE ROAD 1912. 



State granted, 




$ 400.00 


Paid H. M. Lyman & Sons, 


$ 61.50 




W. H. Walker, man and team, 


74.00 




G. A. Walker, " 


56.00 




A. Januszajtis, " 


44.00 




E. A. Moore, blacksmith. 


1.70 




E. T. King, gravel, 


14.70 




A. 0. Parker, gravel, 


3.85 




W. H. Walker, gravel and stakes, 


4.50 




J. T. Clark, 


19.25 




A. A. Stevens, 


29.75 




E. G. Mercier, 


30.53 




F. A. W. Churchill, 


7.00 




S. A. Schermerhorn. 


22.75 




W. H. Giffin, 


3.30 




For bound-stone and freight. 


2.17 


$ 375.00 



$ 25.00 
Received from State, $ 375.00 



TO EXTENDING SEWER IN VILLAGE. 






Raised and appropriated, 


$ 


200.00 


Paid H. M. Lyman. $ 22.50 






W. H. Lyman, 10.68 






G. Lyman, 11.28 






A. A. Stevens, 14.87 






W. H. Giffin, 6.50 






W. H. Giffin, cement, 3.50 




* 


E. A. Moore, blacksmith. 5.90 






W. H. Walker, man and team, 7.25 






F. H. Vaughn, tiling, 121.44 






$ 203.92 




Overdrawn, 


$ 


% 3.92 




203.92 



II) 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. 

Paid Walter H. Glazier, expenses to Boston. $ 5.00 

Walter H. Glazier, copying valuation. 5.00 

Cecil T. Bagnall. printing. 3.94 

Repairs on Wilcox house, 2.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports. 47.80 

A. H. Bartlett. blanks etc. 9.35 

N. Quigley. dinners for election officers. 2.25 

Athol Transcript, primary notices, 3.50 

Edward T. King, inspecting cattle & premises. 18.00 
Edward T. King, inspecting meat to 

Apr. 1, 1912, 13.90 

Howard H. Dickinson, 8 burials. 30.00 

Charles H. Chase, transfer list of real estate. 3.60 

A. P. Langtry, register, 1.25 

Daniel Stone & Son, insurance on library. 10.00 

Printing poll tax and jury list. 2.10 

Walter H. Glazier, tax book etc.. 3.25 

Howard H. Dickinson, 2 lanterns. 1.50 

Walter H. Glazier, tax on cheese factory. 10.87 

A. W. Brownell, moth notices, 2.05 
Walter H. Glazier, dinners for election officers. 2.50 

Discount on taxes for 1912, 65.22 

Searching records at Northampton, 10.66 

Walter H. Glazier, acc't Hillside school, 5.00 

Walter H. Glazier, acc't Harrington estate. 3.98 

Willis R. King, sealer weights and measures. 8.00 

Abel O. Parker, storing scraper, 2.25 

Frank P. Hall, supplies for town. 20.34 

Wm. H. Jones, janitor town hall, 5.00 

" " care of ballot box, 1912. 1.00 

" " repairs on town hall. 1.25 

Giffin <fc Hall, water rent to Dec. 1, 1912. 6.00 



s 306.66 



11 



SALARIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 



Paid Walter H. Glazier, collecting taxes, 1910, S 
Fred M. Thrasher, teller 1 meeting, * 
Oscar A. King, " 1 

Ezra P. S. Alden, « 2 
Wm. A. Gelling, " 4 
Wm. R. Carrick, " 2 
David M. Hunter, " 2 
Wm. R. Carrick, moderator, 
Stephen H. Walker, justice, 
Stephen H. Walker, auditor for 1911, 
Frank P. Hall, treasurer, 
Fred A. W. Churchill, constable, 
Wm. H. Giffin, selectman, assessor and 

overseer of poor, 
Edward M. Hunter, selectman, assessor, 

and overseer of poor, 
Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor, 

and overseer of poor, 
Clarence E. Miller, town clerk, and money 

paid out, 

Total amount of orders drawn, 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, 
EDWARD M. HUNTER, 



40.00 

1.50 

1.50 n 

3.00 

6.00 

3.00 

3.00 

2.50 

5.00 

5.00 
30.00 

4.50 

60.00 
60.00 

60.00 

56.75 s 341.75 
s 3,007.69 

Selectmen 

of 
Greenwich. 



February 28, 1913. 

Stephen H. Walker, 



Auditor. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Statement of Receipts and Expe?iditures jor the year ending 

March i, igrj. 

1912. Dr. 

March 1, To cash in treasury to new acc't, % 1,953.29 

To cash received from Commonwealth, acc't 

State Forester's protection against 

forest fires, 34.50 

To cash received from Selectmen for sale 

of stove, 1.00 



8 1.988.79 



To cash received from Selectmen, rent of 

Wilcox House, 30.00 

To cash received from School Committee, 

a*cc't sale of supplies, 7.30 

To cash received from Athol Savings Bank. 

(borrowed) 1.000.00 

To cash received from town of Hardwick. 

account rendered, 1 5.90 



s L053.20 



To cash received from Cemetery Commis- 
sioners, for sale of lots. 45.00 

To cash received from Overseer of Poor acc't. 

bord of Martha Curtis, 60.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth acc't. 

support sick paupers, 28.43 



13 

To cash received from Commonwealth com- 
pensation inspection of animals, $ 9.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth tuition 

of children, 316.80 



To cash received from J. G. Lincoln, clerk 
of district court of Eastern Hampshire 
(fines) 5.00 

To cash received from School Committee, 
State reimbursement account school 
superintendent, 115.14 

To cash received from Commonwealth 

corporation tax, 16.58 

To cash received from Commonwealth Nat- 
ional Bank tax. 61.78 



To cash received from Commonwealth state aid, 646.00 
To cash received from Commonwealth acc't 

high school tuition in special cases. 377.50 

To cash received from E. H. Banister, dog fund 

refunded, 81.58 

To cash received from cemetery commissioners. 

Lucinda Root cemetery fund. 100.00 



To cash received from Commonwealth state high- 
way loan fund, 375.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth income 

Mass., school fund, 1,142.04 

To cash received from Ware Savings Bank, bit- 
terest on cemetery funds, 40.10 

To cash received from cemetery commissioners 

account, error in account. .02 

To cash received from Overseer of Poor account 

Cooley Home, 1,326.80 



$ 459.23 



$ 198.50 



■$ 1,205.08 



$ 2,883.96 



14 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

taxes. 1910, - 343.00 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector. 

interest on taxes, 1910, 51.48 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

taxes, 1911, 800.00 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, collector 

taxes. 1912, 11.330.10 

s 4,524.58 



s 12,313.34 
Cr. 
By paid Athol Savings Bank, note and int.. % 1.025.00 
By paid Commomvealth for certification of 

town note No. 3, 3.00 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, interest. 12.50 

By paid Edwin H. Banister, county tax. 362.61 

By paid Athol Savings Bank, interest. 2."). 00 

By paid State tax, 437.50 

Bv paid Athol Savings Bank, note and int.. 512..")! I 

s 2.378.11 



By paid J. W. Flint, as per order of District 

Court. 8.05 

By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abate- 
ment. 1910. 1.40 

By paid Assessors, certificate of tax abatement. 

1911. 26.7:» 



36.20 



By deposited in Ware Savings Bank. Lucinda 

Root, cemetery fund. 100.00 

By paid Selectmen's orders to date. 3,007.69 

By paid Overseer of Poor, orders to date. 1.828.68 

By paid School Committee, orders to date. 2 704.55 

Bv cash in treasury to balance, 2.258.11 

s 9,899.03 

Total - 12,313.34 



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TRUST FUNDS FOR ACCOUNT CEMETERY. 

CARE OF BURIAL LOTS. 

Rindge fund, S 100.00. interest to Jan. 1, 1913. $ 20.63 

Expended s 3.00, Available % 1 7.63 

Wilkinson fund, $ 300.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1913, 55.33 

Expended, S 5.00, Available 50.33 

Shumway fund, 8 100.00. interest to Jan. 1. 1913, 18.79 

Expended S 3.00, Available 15.79 

Spooner fund, $ 50.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1913, 10.52 

Expended s 2.00, Available 8.52 

Warner fund, $ 100.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1913, 19.07 

Expended s 4.00 Available 15.07 

Mary Walker fund. $ 100.00. interest to Jan. 1, 1913. 20.80 

Expended 8 3.00. Available 17.80 

Chas. Powers fund, S 50.00, interest to Jan. 1, 1913. 11.32 

Expended 8 2.00, Available 9.32 

Rebecca Spooner fund, 8 82.65, int. to Jan. 1, 1913, 17.31 

Expended $ 3.00, Available 14.31 

Merrick Tourtelotte fund, S 25.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1913. 6.08 

Expended S 1.00, Available 5.08 

Emelia Topliff fund, s 100.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1913.' 21.78 

Expended S 3.00. Available 18.78 

Justice Johnson fund. 8 200.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1913, 34.42 

Expended $ 5.00, Available 29.42 

Charles Record fund, 8 50.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1913, 10.36 

Expended 8 2.00, Available 8.36 

Amos Blackmer fund, S 50.00, int. to Jan. 1, 1913, 9.16 

Expended S 1.10, Available 8.06 

Clara B. Walker fund, S 100.00. int. to Jan. 1, 1913, 18.28 

Expended 8 3.00, Available 15.28 

Lucinda Root fund, 8 100.00. int. to Jan. 1. 1913, 

Expended — Available — 



16 

LIABILITIES. 

One note due April. 30, 1913. - 1.(100.00 

ASSETS. 
Amount due on taxes. 1911, 65.00 

Amount due on taxes, 1912. 984.00 

Amount due from Commonwealth. State aid 

paid in 1912, 500.00 

Amount from Commonwealth State aid for 

Jan. and Feb. 1913. 116.00 

Cash in treasury, 2.258.11 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL. Treasurer. 

STEPHEN H. WALKER. Auditor. 



Valuation and Taxes. 

State tax, $ 437.50 

County tax, .'562. 61 

Town grant and note, 3,350.00 

Overlayings upon all taxes, 163.99 

Rate of taxation per $ 1000, 16.00 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Total valuation. - 254,630.00 

Total value of real estate, 212,290.00 

Total value of personal estate, 42,340.00 

Total tax tor state, county and town purposes. 4,314.10 

Number of polls assessed. 1.20 

Number of polls exempt, 14 

Tax on each poll, s 2.00 

Total number of persons assessed. 254 

Total number paying tax on property, 226 

Total number paying tax on poll only. 28 

Number of horses assessed, 125 

Number of cows assessed, 256 

Number of neat cattle other than cows. 76 

Number of swine assessed, 5() 

Number of dwelling houses assessed, 138 

Number of fowls assessed, 3,229 

Number of acres of land assessed. 11,188 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Assessors 

WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, I of 
EDWARD M. HUNTER. \ Greenwich, 



Report of Overseers of Poor. 



EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME. 

Paid Springfield Hospital, account No. 8, $ 62.50 

Farren Memorial Hospital, account No. 8. 42.00 

Overseers of Poor, account No. 8. 24.60 



129.10 



Paid B. A. Sawtelle, M. D.. account No. 7. $ 12.50 

F. P. Hall, account No. 7. 1.15 

s 13.65 

Paid H. H. Dickinson, account No. 5, $ 1.22 g 1.22 

- 143.97 
Due from town of Harchvick, account No. 5, $ 1.22 

EXPENSE AT COOLEY HOME. 

Paid Fred M. Thresher, salary to Apr. 1. 1912. s 58.33 

Fred M. Thresher, salary to Feb. 1. 1913. 291.(57 

F. L. Parker, grain and grinding, 413.66 

F. L. Parker, hay. 13.51 

H. H. Dickinson, store bill. 185.21 

Frank J. Murphy, labor, 105.00 

Thomas Severance, labor. 5 1.00 

W. R. Carrick, fertilizer. 69.00 

E. T. King, fertilizer. 10.00 

F. M. Thresher, bay, 77.65 
F. M. Thresher, miscellaneous. 41.18 



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Paid F. M. Thresher, account No. 1. S 16.07 

F. P. Hall, store bill, 45.03 

Belchertown Creamery Co., butter, 67.60 
Belchertown Creamery Co., transportation 

of cream, 19.58 

8. H. Walker, store bill. 15.77 

H. I. Shaw, one cow, 39.00 

Geo. L. Mason, sawing wood, 10.75 

J. M. Vaughn, meat, 12.16 

Fred Chamberlain, pigs. 16.00 

H. H. Dickinson, pigs. 22.50 

grain, 30.18 

account No. 4, 1.00 

W. R. King, butchering, 6.00 

Daniel Stone & Son, insurance, 7.50 

James D. Kimball, insurance, 6. 75 

Jason Thurston, meat. 6.80 

Rohan Bros., meat, 3.63 

E. T. King. meat. 2.72 

H. B. Hess, fish and oysters. 3.11 

E. L. Powers, blacksmith bill, 7.55 

E. A. Moore. " " 5.50 
Sexton Douglas, labor, 4.50 
B. A. Sawtelle, M. D., account No. 8. 8.00 
B. A. Sawtelle, M. D., account No. 3. 2.00 

F. P. Hall, account No. 4. 2.95 
F. P. Hall, account No. 3. 1.00 
F. P. Hall, account No. 8. 1.85 



s 1.684.71 



INCOME AT COOLEY HOME. 

Cream. s 394.01 

Potatoes. 285.40 

Cows, 202.00 

Pork, 138.99 

Eggs, 106.15 



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Veal. s 89.00 






Wood. 


46.50 






Poultry. 


20.90 






Cabbage, 


7.65 






W. R. Carrick, dinners. 


10.20 






E. H. Vaughn, for Douhleday goods. 


20.00 






Mrs. Hattie Cook, account No. 8. 


60.00 


% 1,386.80 


Net 


expense at Cooley Home. 




- 297.91 




INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME 








Farm. 




s 2,800.00 




One horse. $ 


200.00 






One horse. 


175.00 






Six cows. 


210.00 






Two 2 year-olds. 


50.00 






Nine swine. 


80.00 






Fifty-five fowls. 


40.00 






English hay, 


60.00 






Stock hay. 


25.00 






Potatoes. 


55.00 






Provisions. 


35.00 






Farming tools. 


175.00 






Furniture. 


90.01) 


$ 1.195.00 




• INMATES AT COOLEY HOME. 




No. 


1, 




52 weeks. 


No. 


3. 




52 weeks. 


No. 


4. 




52 weeks. 


No. 


8, 




'M weeks. 


No. 


7. 




6 weeks. 
199 weeks. 




EDWARD M. HUNTER, 


I ° 


verseers 




WALTER H. GLAZIER. 


of 




WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, 




Poor. 



Greenwich. Mass.. Feh. 28. 1913. 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library. 



Number of clays library has been opened, 




. 


52 


books given out, 






2,752 


magazines given out, 






264 


books donated from commission, 






33 


books purchased, 






99 


books given, 






2 


magazines subscribed for, 






7 


public documents added, 






4 


Whole number of volumes, 






2,685 


Circulating department, 






2,465 


Public documents, 






220 


A. M. 


ROOT, Secretary. 




FINANCIAL STATEMENT 






RECEIPTS. 








Appropriation, 


% 


100.00 




Received from Bailey & Spooner fund. 




28.28 




Received from fines, 




2.00 




Cash balance from last year, 


$ 


34.92 






165.20 





<>•> 



KXPKXDITURKS. 

Paid for books. 

magazines, 

express, 
carrying books, 
sundries, 
librarian. 

500 labels and postage on same. 
Monev on band. 



7.07 

13.85 

.25 

1 3.00 

1.45 

30.00 

.30 

9.28 



8 165.20 



NELLIE I. NEVINS, 
MARY E. TOWXE. 



A. M. ROOT. 

Librarian. 
Acting Librarian. 



Treasurer. 



WILLIAM S. DOUGLAS. 
WILLIAM H. WALKER. 
EZRA P. S. ALDEN. 
ELLA M. WALKER. 
ALICE T. THAYER. 
AMELIA M. ROOT. 



Trustees. 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library. 



PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION. 

Ewing and Thomson. The Temple Bible Dictionary. BCR.5 

Weedon. S. L. Bible Stories ( retold for children ) j BW.39 

Slattery. Margaret. The Charm of the Impossible. % BSL.4 

BIOGRAPHY. 
Allen. A. V. C Phillips Brooks. EB79 

Goss, Warren Lee. A Life of Grant. EG76.2 

Graves. Anson Rogers. The Farm Boy "Who Became a Bishop. EG84 
Schumann Patterson Annie W. Alexander Schumann. EScH9 

Von Luther, Bertha. Lay Down Your Arms. EV32 

HISTORY. 

Crawford. Mary C. Romantic Days of the Early Republic. FC86 

Kirwan. Thomas. History of the 17th Regiment, 1861-'65. FR.69 

Lee. Fitzhugh and others. Cubans Struggle Against Spain. FL49 

Roe. Alfred S. Fifth Regiment of Mass. Volunteers. ER624 

Sinister, W. Morgan. The Strangling of Persia. FS.H07 
Smith. Arthur D. Howden. Fighting the Turks in the Balkan. FS.M9 

Whitcomb, C. E. A History of the 2nd Mass. Battery. FW51 

Wilson. Taft, Roosevelt. The Leaders & Nat'l Issues of 1912. FT 11 



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description and travel. 

Home Life in Spain. GB42 

Chase, J. Smeaton. Yosemite Trails. GC36 

Finnamon, John. The Holy Land. GF84.4 

Greeley, A. W. True Tales of Arctic Heroism in New World. G.G.81 



Hayden, E. G. Travels Around Our Village. 

Jackel, Blair. Lands of the Tamed Turk. 

Ross, E. A. Changing Chinese. 

Wade, Mary Hazelton. White Bird the Little Indian. 

Winter. Navin O. Brazil and Her People of To-day. 



Antin, Mary 



SOCIAL SCIENCE. 
The Promised Land. 



SCIENCE AND ART. 

Aikin, Charlotte. A Home Nurse's Hand Book. 
Adams, Joseph H. Harper's Electrical Book for Boys. 
Bailey, L. H. Farm and Garden Rule Book. 
Delacombe, H. The Boy's Book of Air Ships. 
Gruff, Eugene H. & Guilford W. S. The Potato. 
McKeever, Wm. Farm Boys and Girls. 
Miller, Ella Roberts. Butterfly and Moth Book. 
Pinchot, Gifford. The Use of the National Forest. 
Saint Maur, Kate V. Making Home Profitable. 
Waugh, F. A. The America Apple Orchard. 
Eaton, Walla Packard. The Boy Scouts of Berkshire. 

FICTION. 

Altoheln, Joseph A. The Scout of the Valley. 
Altoheln, Joseph A. Quest of the Four. 
Andrews, Mary R. S. Marshal. 
Baldwin, Mary. A School Girl of Moscow. 
Baldwin, Mary. Two School Girls of Florence 
Barker, Bruce. Young Honesty Politician. 
Beach, E. L. Lieutenant Ralph Osborn. 
Beach, E. L. Roger Paulding. 
Beach, Rex. Pardners. 



GH32 

GJ 10 

G.K74 

GW12.13 

GW67 

HAN 3 

L AR5 

LAD13.3 

LB14 

LD41 

LG89 

LM18 

LM59 

LP66.3 
LSA.2 

L W23 
jL EA9 

jALT.6 

j AL7.7 

AN2 

j B.18 

j B.18.2 

j B34 

j B37 

j B37.2 

B38.6 



25 

Bindloss, Harold. The Long Portage. B51.4 

Bindloss, Harold. Thurston of Orchard Valley. B51.5 

Bosher, Kate Langley. Man from Lonely Land. B67.2 

Brown, B. M. Lure of the Dim Trails. B69 
Burgess, Thornton W. Mother West Wind's Animal Friends, j B91 

Barnham, Clara Louise. Inner Flame. B94.ll 

Carey, Rosa N. Roe With a Difference. C18.19 

Conner, Ralph. Corporal Cameron. C.76.7 

Curtis, Alice Turner. Grandpa's Little Girls. jC 92 

Curwood, James Oliver. Flower of the North. C95 

Daviess, Marion Thomson. Rose of Old Harfuth. D27 

Daviess, Marion Thomson. The Melting of Molly. D27.2 

Davis, Wm. Stearns. Friar of Wittenborg. D 31.3 

Day, Holman. King Spruce. D 83.2 

Deland, Margaret. Iron Woman. D 38.4 

Demock, W. Dick Among the Leminoles. JD61 

Dix, Beulah Maria. The Fighting Blade. DG4.3 

Dowd, Emma C. Polly of the Hospital Staff. j D67 

Eskine, Payne. Joyful Heatherby. ER.5 

Fox, Alice Wilson. Baron's Heir. F88.2 

Fox, Frances Margaret. Seven Christmas candles. j F89 

Gould, Elizabeth Lincoln. Falicia's Friends. j G68 

Grey, Zane. Riders of the Purple Sage. G87 

Harben, Will N. Paul Randel. II19.8 

Harraden, Beatrice. Out of the Wreck I Rise. H24 

Johnston, Mary. Cease Firing. J 65.8 
Johnston, Annie Feliovvs. Mary Wares the Promised Land. JJ65.9 

Kellogg, Frank E. Young Duck Shooters in Camp. j K30 

Knowles, Robert E. Signer of the Rootenay. K75.4 

Lincoln, Joseph C. Postmaster. . L 63.6 

Lincoln, Joseph C. Rise of Roscoe Paine. L 63.7 

Lynde, Francis. Scientific Sprague. L99 

Montague, L. M. Chronocles of Avonlea. M 77.4 

Nicolas Meradith. Hoosier Chronicle. N52.3 

Norris, Kathleen. Mother. N53 

Margaret, Cunliff. SnoWfire. OW96 



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Paine, Ralph D. Camper's Days. JP16.2 

Paine, Ralph D. Sandy Sawyer Sophmore. j P16.3 

Patterson, Maude H. The Sanctuary. P45.2 

Potter, Beatrix. Tale of Ben]. Bunny. j P84 

Richmond. Grace S. Round the Corner in Gay Street. R41.2 

Scott, Walter. Ivanhoe. Sco 8.11 

Smith, F. Hopkinson. The Arm Chair at the Inn. SM9.10 

Stevenson, Burton E. Mystery of the Boule Cabinet. STE4 

Targart. Marion Ames. Six Girls Grown Up. T 12.8 

Tomlinson, Everett. Champion of the Regiment. T59.28 

Wallace, Dillon. Lure of the Labrador. W 14 

Waller, Mary E. Cry in the Wilderness. W16.4 

Waller, Mary E. My Rag Picker. W16.5 

Weir, Hugh C. Young Shipper of the Great Lakes. j W41 

Wemyss, Mary C. E. Prudent Priscilla. W43 

Wright, Harold Bell. Their Yesterdays. W92a < 

Wright, Harold Bell. Shepherd of the Hills. W92a 4 

Wright. Harold Bell. Uncrowned King. W92.a'' 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



Greenwich, Mass., 



For the year ending March 1 , 1913. 



F. P. Hall, Chairman, Term expires, 1914. 

W. R. Carrick, Secretary, Term expires, 1913. 

Harrison* Thresher. Term expires, 1915. 



Financial Statement. 



Income from state school fund, 

Balance from last year, 

From state, on account of superintendent. 

Expended, 

Unexpended, 

Received from town. 

High school tuition, reimbursed, 

From state, on account of children. 

Interest on Sabin school fund, 

Credit on wood sold, 



Expended. 



$ 1,142.04 
559.56 
115.14 



s 1,816.74 
1,341.05 

s 475.69 



$ 965.00 

377.50 

316.80 

30.00 

2.00 



1,691.30 
1,363.60 



327.80 
Respectfully. 

W. R. CARRICK. 



Stephen Walker, Auditor. 



SALARIES. 



Marion Kelley, 
Lucy Jacobs, 
Edith Cnmmings, 
E. Maude Bradley. 



$ 432.00 

432.00 

51.00 

33.00 



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Ina Calif, 
Charles Clay, 
School Committee, 



$ 24.00 

180.29 

40.00 



- 


TRANSPORTATION. 




Lewis Graves, 


s 


180.00 


Elmer Powers, 




162.00 


H. Curtis, 




132.00 


Henry Lego, 




95.00 


H. D. Adams, 


• 


83.00 


Leroy Beals, 




14.00 


Charles Jones, 




6.00 




HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 




Athol, 


$ 


150.00 


Newton, 




100.00 


Springfield, 




100.00 


New Salem. 


\ 


80.(10 



s 1.192.29 



s 672.00 



s 430.00 



EXPENDITURES. 



School supplies, 

Wood, 

Care of rooms, 

Furnace, 

F. P. Hall's store bill, 

Water rent, 

Labor and material, 

Census, 

B. A. Sawtelle, 

Order books, 



% 96.26 

54.15 

58.25 

160.00 

9.55 

8.75 

11.90 

5.00 

4.00 

2.40 



S 410.26 



% 2,704.55 



Report of the Superintendent of Schools. 



To the School Committee and Citizens of the town of Greenwich : 

I herewith present my third annual report for the fiscal 
year ending February 14, 1913, the same being, also, the e- 
leventh in the series of superintendents' reports for the Dana 
Supervisory School District. 

SOME STATISTICS. 
Population, ceiisus 1910, 452 

SCHOOL CENSUS, 

Children between 5 and 15 years : boys 51, girls 34, total 85. 

7 " 14 " 39, " 29, total 68. 

Illiterate minors, 3 

Number of schoolhouses, 1 

Number occupied, 2 

Number of schools, 2 

Number of different teachers during the year, 3 

Number of regular teachers required, 1 

Number of special teachers, 2 

EYE AND EAR TESTS. 

Number of pupils enrolled, 51 

Number found defective in sight, 2 

Number found defective in hearing, 

Number of parents notified, 1 



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Number in grades as reported for January. 

Grades The Village The Plains Total 

13 4 7 

II 2 4 6 

III 3 3 

IV 3 14 

V 2 4 6 

VI 3 3 

VII 10 3 10 

VIII 9 3 3 

IX 9 1 10 

Boys, 25, girls, 27, total 52. 

For the school year ending June 30, 1912. 

Total enrollment, 46 

Number under 5 years of age, 

Number over 14 years of age, 1 

Number between 7 and 14 years of age, 35 

Average membership, 42 

Average attendance, 38 

Per cent of attendance, 90 
No. completing grammar school course ; boys 1, girls 0, total 1 

Number entering first year of high school, 

Number of visits by school committee, 

Number of visits by the superintendent, 59 

Number of visits by others, 23 
Aggregate number of months the schools have kept, 17 mo. 16 d. 

Average number of months, 8 mo. 18 da. 



TUITION PUPILS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL. 



Name Grade 

Billings, Frank W. XII 

Parker, Lowell K. XIII 

Thrasher, Samuel E. XIII 

Walker, Laura E. XIII 

Lyman, Clarence, XII 

Nevins, Winfred M. XII 

Ruby M. Jones, X 

Clara M. Wright, XIII 



Place 
Athol 



New Salem 
Springfield 
Newton 
New Salem 



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THE SCHOOLS. 

Of necessity, a paragraph on "The Schools" must find a 
place in this annual report, for with varying constituaneics 
the schools will remain, and teachers will come and go. 

We liked the ones we had last year so well that they were 
asked to retain their positions for another year; they accepted 
our offer. The routine work has gone along with little fric- 
tion, and considering the size and number of classes quite a 
satisfactory progress has been made; I regard the Village 
school as the hardest "proposition" of the district; the teacher 
must be alert and active every minute; there must be no "let- 
up from morning till night. This school has done exception- 
ally good work in vocal music. 

MUSIC AND DRAWING. 

We have been fortunate in retaining Miss Cnmmings as 
supervisor in music; she brings an inspiration that stirs the 
dullest. 

Miss Calef resigned during the summer vacation, much to 
our regret; Miss Bradley, a successful supervisor in drawing in 
two other towns, was secured to fill the position. These Su- 
pervisors' reports are appended. 

TWO OTHER THINGS. 

We put into the schools Sanborn's Speller; the old ones 
were worn out, and hardly "in fashion"; we are all making an 
extra effort to teach spelling, but with our unphonetic language 
it is a difficult task. 

We had only one pupil completing the IX grade this year, 
and he a pupil coming from an adjoining town just before the 
spring term began, -Andrew A. Jackson, to whom a diploma 
was given. 

CERTIFICATED. 

RubyM. Jones, grade VIII, having complied with the vote 
of the school committee as recorded publicly in our report of 
last tear, was given a certificate in August. She entered the 
commercial department of Newton high school and has main- 
tained a high rank. 



:Y3 

MEETING OF JOINT CONVENTION, ETC. 

April 13, the several school boards of the district met in 
joint convention in the library room at North Dana, and the 
superintendent of schools was unanimously reelected for a 
term of three years from July 1, 1912. The basis of the divi- 
sion of the common interest of the district was made 18 schools 
instead of 19 as heretofore, so that Dana is to have 5-18, New 
Salem 7-18, Prescott 4-18, and Greenwich 2-18 of the State 
aid; the superintendent's time, etc. 

The following" is a paragraph from a letter received by me 
from the office of the secretary of the Massachusetts Board of 
Education under date of August 19, 1912: - "In order to facili- 
tate the work of this office, it is desirable to establish for the 
superintendeney unions of the state a uniform financial year, 
that is, a year extending from July 1, to June 30, on which the 
State may base its annual payments to the unions on account 
of the employment of a superintendent of schools." 

The financial year of this district having begun August 15, 
we complied with the request; but in consequence, we received 
this year only $ 1,093.75 from the State on account of the su- 
perintendeney union in place of the usual sum, $ 1,250.00; oi 
course, Greenwich's share was proportionately less. Here- 
after, the larger sum will be received annually. 

THE DISTRICT TEACHERS* MEETING. 

April 13, the teachers and members of the several commit- 
tees held a meeting at the grammar school room, North Dana, 
and enjoyed the following program: - 

Papers on teaching Spelling, Read by Supt. Clay. 

Education for Efficiency, 

Mr. William Orr, Deputy Commissioner. 
A Lesson in Geography, - Turkey, Rev. Haig Adadourian. 
How to teach Geography, Prin. F. F. Murdoch. 

Scientific Temperance, Miss CoraF. Stoddard. 



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CONCLUSION. 

Bespeaking the continued liberality of the voters to provide 
means for carrying on the schools successfully, and gratefully 
acknowledging the hearty cooperation of the school committee, 
teachers, and the citizens in general, friends, all, this report is 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES L. CLAY. Supt. of Schools. 



Report of School Physician. 



For the year e7iding March 1 , 1913 . 

To the School Committee of the town of Greenwich : 

Sirs :- 

Have visited the schools at the Plains and Village. 
Found them in better health than usual. 

Xo contagious disease in schools during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. A. SAWTELLE. M. D. 






Report of Supervisor of Music. 



Mr. C. L. Clay, Superintendent of Schools ; 

It is with pleasure that I submit my second report of the 
work in music accomplished in the town of Greenwich. 

I feel that great advancement has been made over last year, 
the pupils' interest has increased, the teachers have a better idea 
of what I want done, some pupils are even acknowledging that 
they are learning to sing in spite of the fact that they thought 
they could not. 

The school committee has supplied us with more material 
with which we are much pleased, and feel sure it will be the 
means of even better results. 

Last year the school at the Plains was doing good work 
but could only take one-part songs, while this year they are 
singing two-part exercises and songs. This school is improv- 
ing in every line of their music lessons ; and have begun their 
second book on songs. 

Last year the school at the Village was singing one and 
two-part songs, while this year they have started three-part 
music. Both in quantity and quality this school excels many 
of my country schools. 

Theory note books are kept by pupils and three tests are 
given each year. 

About the same line of work in tone drill has been carried 
on with the younger children. 



36 

It would be most gratifying if the parents and friends 
would visit the schools and hear for themselves what the pupils 
are able to do in the reading of syllables and the rendering of 
their songs. 

I wish to thank the parents and the school committee and 
superintendent for their hearty support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH K. CUMMINGS, 

Supervise' of Music 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing. 



Mr. C. L. Clay , Siiperi?ite?ideni of Schools, Greenwich , Mass. 

I have the honor to submit my first report as supervisor of 
drawing in the public schools of Greenwich. 

It has been said that genius is only an infinite capacity for 
taking pains. One might be interested to know if that state- 
ment holds true in Art, as it certainly does in other lines of 
work. In considering the lines of some of the men of greatest 
genius among artists, they are found to have been patient and 
painstaking to a degree which is surprising and unexpected in- 
deed, to many who read of it for the first time. 

Of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the four great masters, we 
read that he worked on his portrait of "Mona Lisa' ' at intervals 
during four years; and another of the quartet, Michael Angelo, 
painted eight years on his "Last Judgement", in the Sistine 
Chapel, Rome. This is considered as one of the twelve greatest 
paintings in the world. 

But it is not alone the old masters who possessed that in- 
finite capacity for taking pains, for many modern artists also 
make most careful and patient studies for their pictures and il- 
lustrations. In a magazine a short time ago I noticed two pages 
of fine vigorous pencil sketches by John La Farge, made in pre- 
paration for his illustration of "The Story of the Mouse Tower 
on the Rhine. ' ' And these are but scattering examples. They 
serve to show, however, that thoroughness, patience at*I per- 
severance are equally as important in all works of art, as in 
any other line. 



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In our schools this year we have tried to make the work as 
thorough as possible. Color booklets containing plates and def- 
initions have been made. At Christmas time some simple 
book binding was given, and the work in this by some of the 
pupils was excellent. We are now making sketches of com- 
mon objects, and the attempt is made to have the work aver- 
age as well as possible. We shall continue this work until the 
children understand the principles of foreshortening well enough 
to sketch certain common objects correctly, without much crit- 
icism. Later they will make designs for use in cross-stitch or 
embroidery. 

In closing I wish to express my appreciation to the school 
officials for their courtesy and interest, and to thank the teach- 
ers for their hearty co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. MAUDE BRADLEY. 

Gardner, Mass., February 4, 1913. 



Roll of Honor. 



The figures denote the number of terms neither absent, tardy, 
nor dismissed. 



THE VILLAGE SCHOOL. 



Rubie M. Jones, 


3 


Mildred Nevins, 


1 


Raymond Lego, 


3 


Doris Parker, 


1 


Mary Lego, 


1 


Ruth Reed, 


1 


Frederick Lego. 


1 


Harold White, 

THE PLAINS SCHOOL. 


1 


Emil Beckman, 


1 


Merton Walker, 


1 


Isabelle Despin, 


1 


Fannie Williams, 


1 


Edna Gelling, 


1 


Doris Williams. 
Paul Gelling, 1 


1 



List of Teachers. 



SCHOOL NAME WHERE EDUCATED WAGES 

The Village, Lucy J. Jacobs, Webster High $ 48.00 

The Plains, Marion E. Kelley, Worcester Normal 48.00 

SPECIAL TEACHERS 

Music Edith C. Cummings Institute of Pedagogy 3.00 

Drawing Ina M. Calef State Normal Art 3.00 

E. Maude Bradley State Normal Art 3.00 



School Calendar 1913 - 1914- 



1913. 



1914. 



February 28, Winter term closes, - 12 weeks. 
March 17, Spring term begins. 
April 19, and May 30, holidays. 
June 6, Spring term closes, — 12 weeks. 
September 1, Fall term begins. 
September 1, and October 12, holidays. 
November 21, Fall term closes, r 12 weeks. 
December 1, Winter term begins. 
December 19, Christmas recess. 
December 29, Winter term continues. 

February 22, Holiday. 

February 27, Winter term closes. - 12 weeks. 

March 16 Spring term begins. 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To Clarence E. Miller, Constable of the town of Greenwich, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are here- 
by directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of Green- 
wich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at their 
Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Monday the thirty-first day of 
March, A. D. 1913, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then arid there to 
act on the following articles, viz : 

Art 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one Overseer 
of Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two Library Trustees, 
and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for three years, and one cemetery 
commissioner for two years to fill vacancy. Also Tax Collector, Tree 
Warden, Treasurer, two Constables, Auditor, three Fence Viewers, 
and three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one year. 

Also on same ballot to vote " Yes " or " No " in an- 
swer to the question : Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxica- 
ting liquors in this town. 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for the year 
ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and act 
thereon. 



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Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary To 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation for the 
same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will vote to charge interest on taxes 
after a certain date, and fix the rate, also to see if the town will allow 
a discount on taxes if paid on or before a certain date. 

Art. 8. To see it' the town will authorize the Treasurer with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow during the current municipal 
year beginning April 1. 1913. in anticipation of the tax -aid mu- 

nicipal year such sums of money as may be necessary to meet the cur- 
rent expenses of the town, giving the note, or notes of the town there- 
for. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to give a franchise to erect 
and maintain poles, wires and other fixtures over or under ground in 
the highways for electric light or power service to the North Dana 
Electric Light Co. Begining at the Prescott line at Soap store to 
John Lincoln corner, thence on road leading to Greenwich Village via 
Curtis farm, thence from Greenwich Village to Greenwich Plain as 
far as the residence of Wm. S. Douglas, or act respecting same. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will authorize the selectmen to defend 
all suits at law that may be brought against the town during the en- 
suing year. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to jay a proper charge of a 
bonding company for acting as surety on the official bond of ai y 
town officer. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money, pro- 
vided the Massachusetts highway commission will add an equal amount, 
for the purpose of improving the road leading from Greenwich to En- 
field, commencing at the Enfield line, near the residence of Mrs. Clara 
Harlow, and working toward Greenwich centre, or act in relation 
thereto. 

The polls will be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon and may 
be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you are directed 
to serve this warrant by posting attested copies thereof at each 



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of the Post Offices in Greenwich seven days at least, before the time 
and place of said meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of 
this Warrant, with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, on or be- 
fore the time and place of said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this tenth day of March, A. D., 1913. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Selectme?i 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 



GREENWICH 



FOR THE 



Year Ending March 1, 1 91 4 



BELCHERTOWN, MASS. 
Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 
1914 



STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, 



/^c^c^^ 




Report of Town Clerk. 



Vital Statistics for igij. 

BIRTHS. 

Child's Name. Parents' Name. 
June 29, Blanch Avis Ellsworth. Roy R. and Ila Mae. 

Loux. Andrew J. and C. Evelyn. 

King. Willis R. and Lenna. 

Myrtle Hope Churchill. Fred A. W. and Ethel E. 

MARRIAGES. 

Wilfred Moore, and Lillian Loux. 
Burt V. Brook, and Ina A. Gamwell. 
Joseph L. Thrasher, and Etta Vaughn. 

DEATHS. 

Jane Doubleday, age 83. 
Martha Curtis, age 77. 
George E. Woods, age 62. 
Mari A. Reed, age 57. 
Infant Loux, 1 day. 
Jennie L. Reed, age 47. 
Stillborn. 
Maryann Magrath, age 79. 

NON-RESIDENTS. 

Jan. 25. Ezra S. Ayers, of Northampton, age 80. 



Aug. 


31, 


Sept. 


24, 


Dee. 


26, 


April 


2, 


Sept. 


3, 


Nov. 


9, , 


Feb. 


28, 


Mar. 


8. 


May 


25, 


Aug. 


16, 


Sep. 


1. 


Sep. 


8, 


Sep. 


24, 


Dee. 


20. 



May 


1. 


May 


17. 


Aug. 


1(5. 


Nov. 


9, 



Gilbert Cogswell, of Marlboro, age 63. 
Abbie M. Moodey, of South Hadley, agecS7. 
Sylvesta S. Cleveland, of Atbol. age ?.'>. 
Ann Warner Carrick, of Springfield, age 84. 

Very Respectfully. 

CLARENCE E. MILLER. Town Clerk. 



Report of Selectmen. 



STATE 


AID. 


Leroy C. Beals, 


$ 52.00 


Iva L. Jones, 


52.00 


Henry M. Brown. 


(32.00 


Win. T. Alden. 


48.00 


Albert P. Clifford, 


48.00 


Trelawney C. Chapman, 


48.00 


Arthur H. Pomeroy. 


48.00 


Nathan A. Beals. 


48.00 


Simon M. Stock well. 


24.00 


James L. W. Thayer. 


24.00 


Lewis I. Upton. 


8.00 


Mary F. Winter, 


48.00 


Mary J. Duncan. 


28.00 


Elvira Wood. 


28.00 







s 566.00 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation. s 100.00 

Paid Amelia M. Root. 



$ 100.00 



EXPENSE OF FOREST FIRES. 

Paid Howard H. Dickinson and others. 



$ 3.70 



TREE WARDEN. 
Appropriation. $ 50.00 

Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle. M. D.. - 3.79 



SUPT. OF MOTH WORK. 

Appropriation. $ 100.00 

Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle, M. D.. Supt.. - 30.73 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS. 

Ending Feb. 9. 1914. 

Appropriation, $ 50.00 

Received from interest available funds. 32.19 

" for work and expense on lots. 83.38 

for care of lots 1913, 31.75 

for grass in cemetery. 2.00 

Total $ 199.32 

Paid B. A. Sawtelle. for self and help, $ 135.82 

■• Fred E. Vaughn, for fertilizer. 28.15 

•• H. H. Dickinson, for tools. 4.35 

" for care of flowers. 10.00 

" for cement and grass seed, 5.00 

" for manure. 11.00 

" B. A. Sawtelle. Sec'y., 5.00 

Total Bpent, $ 199.32 

May 10, Rec'd from Mrs. Emma E. Fuller, and 

paid town treasurer, $ 100.00 

The interest of same to be used for the benefit 
and care of the Luther D. Fuller lot. 

A.Ug. 27. Rec'd from Miss C. C. Douglas, and 

paid town treasurer. 1 00.00 



The interest of same to be used for the benefit 

and care of the Douglas and Sherman lot 

and the 3 Curtis graves. 
Nov. 11, Rec'dfrom W. R. Carrick for lots $ 10.00 

and paid same to town treasurer. $ 10.00 



DAVID M. HUNTER, 

BENJ. A. SAWTELLE, „ Cemetery 

WM. H. GIFFIN. 

S. H. Walker, Auditor. 



Commissioners. 



ROADS AND BRIDGES. 



Appropriation, 




- 1000.00 


Paid J. M. Vaughn, 




s 133.04 


J. M. Vaughn, man and team. 


215.08 


A. Lehare. 


•- 


90.0M 


A. (). Parker. - 


- 


27. 24 


J. James. 




72.00 


A. A. Stevens. 




39.47 


F. A. W. Churchill. 




93.94 


F. Rogers, 
S. L. Vaughn, 

1 . Leonard. 




12.2:. 

4.07 

.40 


G (;n>hs. 




.7* 


L. T. King. 




9.72 


0. A. King. 




17.39 


A. Loiix. 




.:»(» 


L. J. Giffin, 




5.25 


M. E. Caswell, 




3.5() 


W. H. Giffin, 




12.50 


( . C. Thayer, 




4.00 


Austin Hunter. 




6.25 


J. T. Clark, 




l.oo 


J. V. Lincoln, 




5.25 


K. A. Moore, blacksmithing, 


.40 


J. M. Vaughn, gravel. 
S. H. Walker, supplies, 




14.7o 
3.70 


F. P. Hall. 




is.:;:; 


W. H. Giffin, - 




8.76 


railing-. 
paint etc. 
timber and 


plank, 


0.45 

42.32 

139.95 


spikes. 




3.96 

« • Dllll no 



9 



STATE ROAD. 



Appropriation, 


$ 500.00 


State granted. 


900.00 




$ 1,400.00 


Paid J. M. Vaughn. 


s 137.69 


" man and team. 


264..S0 


A. Lebare, u " 


171.24 


W. H. Walker. " 


161.88 


A. 0. Parker, 


30.00 


F. A. W. Churchill, 


107.7:> 


0. A. King. 


103.75 


P. Top}). 


29.04 


C. Rohan, 


1.7(5 


R. Ellsworth, 


84.26 


H. Witt, 


<',2.26 


T. Severence, 


1.76 


F. Newcomb, 


7.04 


M. E. Caswell, 


3.52 


L. T. King, 


34.10 


W. H. Giffin, 


15.00 


A. Twibles, gravel. 


124.60 


W. A. Gelling, filling. 


8.00 


W. H. Walker, grade-stakes. 


1.85 


S. H. AValker. supplies. 


1.25 


F. P. Hall. 


6.67 


W. H. Giffin. 


11.79 


E. A. Moore, blacksmithing, 


1.65 


W. H. Giffin, railings. 


24.72 


bound stone and freight. 


4.12 




$ 1,400.00 



PATHING SNOW 



Paid J. M. Vaughn, 



man and team. 



$ 1.68 
5.60 



10 



Paid W. H. Walker, man 


and team 


s 10.64 


W. A. Geffingj 




4.00 


man 


and team. 


11.25 


C. Uracious, 




4.10 


" man and team. 


10.25 


G. A. Walker, " 


.. 


16.00 


W. Simmons. 


" 


4.00 


A. Lebare, 


It 


3.20 


T. Severence. 


u 


10.00 


R. Johnston. 




1.20 


H. Johnston.. 




1.20 


L. J. Giffiiu 




2.20 


H. Witt. 




3.20 


A. Moore. 




3.80 


L. T. King. 




2.00 


S. King. 




1.20 


M. E. Caswell, 




2.00 


A. L. Root. 




2.00 


G. L. Mason, 




2.00 


L. Mason, 




4.00 


C. E. Leonard.. 




7.00 


A. C. King, 




.25 


0. A. Parker. 




2.00 


T. Severence. Jr., 




4.00 


(i. Severence. 




4.60 


W. H. Glazier, 




.80 


E. Upton, 




1.50 



126.27 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. 
Paid Frank P. Hall, for dog checks, $ 1.63 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports, 38.70 
Walter H. Glazier, dinner for election officers. 4.25 
Edward F. King, inspecting meat, 14.35 

Edward F. King, inspecting cattle and barns, 17.00 



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Paid Walter H. Glazier, expense to Boston. $ 7.20 

A. H. Bartlett, ballots. 9.25 

Chas. H. Chase, transfer list of real estate, 5.70 
American Surety Co.. bonds for collector and 

treasurer, 25.00 

Frank Anderson, painting hearse. ( 31.25 

W. H. Glazier, expense to Springfield, twice. 7.16 
James D. Kimball, insurance on weight and 

measure. 17.60 

W. H. Glazier, expense jury and poll tax list. 2.10 

Athol Transcript, printing primary notices. 3.25 
W. H. Glazier, expense to Northampton, and 

tax book, 4.98 
Walter H. Glazier, copying valuation for state, 5.00 

W. & L. E. Gurley, weights and measures. 27.45 

Howard H. Dickinson, 5 burials, 17.50 

Joseph L. Thrasher, cheese factory taxes. 9.37 

State Board of Health, 2 branding outfits. 5.30 

Cecil T. Bagnall, order books and tax bills. 5.49 

Taft & Taft, counsel for town, 10.00 

Win. H. Jones, janitor, and care of ballot box. 6.25 

Wm. H. Giffin, soda for fire extinguishers. 2.80 

Win. H. Giffin. expense to Springfield. 3.44 

Giffin & Hall, water rent, 6.00 
Frank P. Hall, storing weights and measures. 

and supplies. 39.43 

Willis R. King, supplies, 1.50 

Joseph L. Thrasher, discount on taxes; 1913. 68.71 



SALARIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid W. H. Glazier, collecting taxes for 1911. $ 40.00 
Roy P. Edson, teller 1 meeting, 1.50 

Wm. S. Douglass, teller 4 meetings. 6.00 



$ 397.66 



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s 



Paid Win. A. Gelling-, teller. 4 meetings. 

David M. Hunter. 

Win. R. Carriek. " \\ 
Fred M. Thrasher, - 2 
Willis R. King, constable. 
Fred A. W. Churchill, constable, 
Cyprian Uracius. teller 1 meeting. 
Wm. Ii. Carriek. moderator. 
Stephen H. Walker, justice. 

auditor for 1912. 
C. E. Miller, town clerk and money paid out. 54.99 
Frank P. Hall, treasurer. 30.00 

Walter H. Glazier, collecting taxes for 1912. 50.00 
Wm. H. Giffin, selectman, assessor, and 

overseer of the poor, 60.00 

Edward M. Hunter, selectman, assessor, and 

overseer of the poor, 00.00 

Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor, and 

overseer of the poor. 00.00 



6.00 
6.00 
4.50 
3.00 
3.00 
1.50 
1.50 
2.50 
5.00 

:>.oo 



Total amount of orders drawn. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, 
WM. H. GIFFIN. 
EDWARD M. HUNTER, 

February 27. 1911. 

Stephen H. Walker. Auditor. 



* 400.49 
4,110.83 



~\ Selectmen 

) Greenwich. 



Report of Overseers of Poor. 



EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME. 
Paid Farren Memorial Hospital, account no. 8. $ 39.35 
Edward M. Hunter, expense to Atliol. 

account do. 8. 3.57 



Paid B. A. Sawtelle, M. I)., account no. 7. 

Paid W. H. Glazier, expense, Springfield and 
Worcester, account no. ( .). 
W. H. Giffin, expense, Springfield and 
Worcester, account no. 9 





$ 40 92 


s 24.50 


s 24.50 


s 5.22 




7.58 


I 1280 







EXPENSE AT COOLEY HOME. 
Paid Fred M. Thresher, salary to Apr. 1. 191:1 $ 58.33 
Fred M. Thresher, salary to Feb. 1. 1914, 291.(57 
F. L. Parker, grain. 501.99 

H. H. Dickinson, store bill. 192.48 

Frank J. Murphy, labor. 221.00 

F. P. Hall, store bill. 55.90 

Rohan Bros., meat. 7.91 

R. D. Johnson, meat. 3.00 

S. H. Walker, store bill. 9.49 

F. M. Thresher, miscellaneous. 3o.05 

^•oods. account no.l. 21.69 



80.22 



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Paid F P. Hall, goods account no. 3, - 1.00 

B. A. Sawtelle. M. D.. account no. 3. 6.00 

no. 4. 2.00 

E. H. Moore, undertaker, " no. 4. 28.50 
Mrs. Delia Keller, hay. (>•">. 50 
C W. Frost, sled. 33.00 
Benj. M. Hall, pigs, 20.00 
Hunter Bros., pigs, 12.00 
A. Richardson, stock service. 5.00 

F. S. Severance, stock service, 3.00 
J. M. Eddy, hay, 9.50 
J. S. Kennelly. V. S., 4.00 
Henry R. Lego, chickens. 12.00 
K. T. King, fertilizer. 20.00 
W. R. Carrick. - 71.85 
John F. Robinson, furniture. L4.75 
Belehertown Creamery Co.. butter. 54.96 

transportation of cream. 3.89 

W. R. King, butchering, 5.00 

Thomas Severance, labor, 11.00 

George Severance, cutting wood. 0.40 

cutting ice. 7.04 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith hill. 4.20 

E. L. Powers. •• « 10.11 

Geo. L. Mason, sawing wood, 7.50 

E. T. King, one cow. (>0. 00 

James I). Kimball, insurance. 14.13 
W. H. Giffin. 10 M. fancy red cedar 

shingles, 47. 50 
W. H. Giffin, lumber, shingles, nails and 

labor. 25.18 
W. H. Giffin. material for kitchen and 

bulk brad. 51.21 

King and Graves, labor, 29.33 

Herbert H. Barlow, material and labor. 2.99 



s 



2,046.65 






15 
INCOME AT COOLEY HOME. 



Cream, 


s 430.51 




Potatoes, 


287.30 




Pork, 


240.24 




Eggs. 


71.70 




Poultry, 


52.57 




Cabbage, 


13.65 




Wood, 


45.25 




Board of Mary Ann Leonard. 


42.00 




AV. R. Carrick, dinners. 


7.05 




Mowing machine, 


8.00 




Use of man and horse. 


3.50 








$ 1.201.77 


expense at Cooley Home, 


% 844.88 



INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME. 

Farm. s 2,800.00 

One horse, 1 175.00 

One horse, 150.00 

Nine cows. 500.00 

Eleven tons hay, 220.00 

Farming tools, 200.00 

Furniture, 100.00 

Six calves, 70.00 

Three swine, 20.00 

Forty-five fowls. 40.00 

Stock hay, 15.00 

Potatoes, 50.00 

Provisions. 30.00 

$ 1,570.00 

$ 4,370.0<* 



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INMATES AT COOLEY HOME. 

No. 1 . 52 \\ t-ckx. 

No. •">. 52 weeks. 



EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Overseers 
WALTER H. GLAZIER. of 

WM. II. GIFFIN, ) Poor. 



S. H. Walker. Auditor. 



Valuation and Taxes. 



State tax, 

County tax, 

Town grant, 

Qverlayings, 

Rate of taxation per $ 1.000. 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Total valuation. 

Total value of real estate, 

Total value of personal estate. 

Total tax for state, county and town purposes. 

Number of polls assessed. 

Number of polls exempt, 

Tax on each poll. 

Total number of persons assessed. 

Total number paying tax on property. 

Total number paying tax on poll only. 

Number of horses assessed. 

Number of cows assessed, 

Number of neat cattle other than cows, 

Number of swine assessed. 

Number of sheep assessed. 

Number of fowls assessed. 

Number of dwelling* houses assessed, 

Number of cottages assessed. 

Number of acres assessed. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER. 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, 
EDWARD M. HUNTER. 



s 560.00 

340.77 

2,750.00 

95.56 

s 13.80 

S 254,881.00 

208,490.00 

46,391.00 

3.746.33 

114 

13 

s 2.00 

258 

230 

28 

128 

247 

89 

29 

24 

3.835 

138 

22 

9,828 

) Assessors 

£ °f 

) Greenwich. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the year ending 

March I IQ14. 



1913. Dr. 

March 1, To cash in treasury to newacc't, 

To cash received from Cemetery Commis- 
sioners, for sale of lots. 

To cash received from Selectmen, rent of 
Wilcox House. 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, 
( borrowed ) 

To cash received from Cemetery Commis- 
sioners, Luther Fuller fund. 

To cash received from Cemetery Commis- 
sioners. Sherman & Douglass fund. 

To cash received from Commonwealth, 

compensation inspecting animals. 
To cash received from School Committee. 

State reimbursement school Supt., 
To cash received from School Committee. 

overpaid New Salem for tuition. 
To cash received from Commonwealth, 

tuition of children, 
To cash received from Commonwealth. 

corporation tax. 



% 2,258.11 
15.00 
30.00 

1.000.00 
100.00 

100.00 



8.50 

138.89 

6.66 

'jr.i.no 
13.72 



s 3,503.11 



19 



To cash received from Commonwealth. 

National Bank tax. 54.26 



$ 453.53 



To cash received from Commonwealth, 

State aid, 604.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth, 

burial of indigent soldier and sailor. 37.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth. 

high school tuition in special cases. 361.34 

To cash received from Commonwealth, 

state highway loan. 900.00 

To cash received from Commonwealth. 

Mass. school fund, 1.198.01 

To cash received from E. H. Banister, dog 

fund refunded. 82.36 



s 3,182.71 



To cash received from Overseer of Poor, 

account Cooley Home, $ 1,201.77 

To cash received from Ware Savings Bank. 

(interest on funds ) 32.19 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier. 

balance of 1911 tax. 65.00 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, 

interest on tax of 1911, 38.42 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier, 

account tax of 1913, 910.00 

To cash received from J. L. Thresher, 

account tax 1913, 2,816.66 

To cash received from W. H. Glazier. 

collector, interest on 1910 tax, 1.65 



$ 5,065.69 



Total. $ 12,205.04 



20 



Cr. 
By paid Athol Savings Bank, note and int.. > 1,025.00 
By paid Commonwealth for certification of 

town note no. 4. 3.00 

By deposited in Ware Savings Bank. Luther 

Fuller cemetery fund. 100.00 

By paid Assessor, certificate of tax abatement, 

1912, 31.20 

By paid Edwin H. Banister, county tax 191-' . 340.77 



By deposited in Athol Savings Bank, Sherman 

and Douglas cemetery fund, $ 100.00 
By paid J. W. Flint, per order of District Court. 30.48 

By paid W. H. Glazier, interest, 25.00 

By paid State tax. 560.00 
By paid W. B. Segur, M. I)., for return of 

three births, .75 

By paid Selectmen's orders to date. 4,110.83 

By paid Overseer of Poor, orders to date. 2,126.87 

By paid School Committee, orders to date. 2,462.46 

By cash in treasury to balance, 1,288.68 



1.499.97 



< 10,705.07 



Total. - 12,205.04 



TRUST FUNDS FOR ACCOUNT CEMETERY. 

CARE OF BURIAL LOTS. 

Rindge fund. - L00.00 

Wilkinson fund. 300.00 

Shumway fund. 100.00 

Spooner fund. 50.( Mi 

Warner fund. 100.00 

Mary Walker fund. 100.(10 

Charles Powers fund. 50.00 

Rebecca Spooner fund. 82.65 



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Merrick Tourtelotte fund, $ 25.00 

Emelia Topliff fund. 100.00 

Justice Johnson fund, 200.00 

Charles Record fund. 50.00 

Amos Blackraer fund, 50.00 

Clara B. Walker fund. 100.00 

Lucinda Root fund, .100.00 

Luther Fuller fund. 100.00 

Sherman and Douglas fund, 100.00 

s 1,707.65 

Jan. 1, 1914, Interest available, s 287.04 

Expended, 32.19 

March 1, 1914, Interest available, r> 255.45 

LIABILITIES. 

One note due April 24, 1914, s 1,000.0(1 

ASSETS. 

Amount due on taxes, 1912, s 74.00 

Amount due on taxes, 1913, 929.07 
Amount due from Commonwealth, State aid 

paid in 1913, 494.00 
Amount due from Commonwealth, State aid paid 

for Jan. and Feb. 1914. 72.00 

Cash in treasury, 1,288.68 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL, Treasurer. 

Stephen H. Walker, Auditor. 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Publie Library. 



Number of days library lias been oj>ened. 51 

book@ given out. 3,380 

magazines given out. 217 

books purchased, 65 

magazines subscribed for, 8 

public documents added. 17 

Whole number of volumes, '_'.7C>7 

Circulating department, 2,530 

Public documents, 220 



We have bad from tbe Woman's Education Association. Travel- 
ling Library number 110. forty volumes, a great help to the Library, 
a- they are fine bonks. The new books are all large books. As the Free 
Library Commission sent 55 juvenile books to be placed in the school 
rooms, we have put some books from the library with those to be I K- 
changed when read. 

The Library was visited May 15th by Miss [aidee Brown of the 
Public Library Commission. 

AM KM A M. ROOT. Secretary. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



RECEIPTS. 

Appropriation. 

Received from Bailey & Spooner fund. 

Received from fines, 

Cash balance from last year. 



s 100.00 

28.28 

1.28 

9.28 





EXPENDITURES. 






Paid for hooks. 




$ 


70.67 


magazines. 






20.25 


librarian. 






30.00 


carrying books, 






13.00 


sundries. 






2.13 


freight, 






.53 


Money on hand. 






2.26 



$ 138.84 



138.84 



AMELIA M. ROOT, Treasurer. 



HELEN I. NEVINS. Librarian. 
MARY E. TOWNE, Acting Librarian. 

WILLIAM H. WALKER. 
WILLIAM S. DOUGLAS. 
BENJAMIN SAWTELLE. 
ELLA M. WALKER. 
LIZZIE HUNTER. 
AMELIA M. ROOT. 



Trustees, 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library. 



Allen, Frances N. S. The Invaders. AL4 

Barclay, Florence T. Following the Star. B25.3 

Bennett, Arnold. The Old Adam. B44 

Burnette, Frances Hodgson. T. Tembarom. B93.13 
Butterfield, Kenyon L. The Country Church and Rural 

Problem. H B96 

Canfield, Dorothy. The Squirrel Cage. C15 

Gather, Willa Sibert, Pioneers. C29 

Churchill. Winston. Inside the Cup. C4S.7 

Corke. Essenhigh. Flowers as They Grow. (i C59 

Danby, Frank. Concert Pitch. D21 

Day. Holman. livd Lane. D33.4 

Deland, Margaret The Voire. \):\X.~> 

Duncan. Norman. The Measure of Man. D91.5 

Erskine, Payne. The Mountain Girl. ER62 

Farnol, Jeffrey. The Amateur Gentleman. F22a.2 

Fox. John Jr. Heart of the Hills. F89.6 

Galsworthy, .John. The Dark Flower. Gl(> 

Glasgon, Ellen. Virginia. G35.7 

Greene, Frances N. Right of the Strongest. G832 

Grey, Z*ne. Desert Gold. G87.3 

Harrison, Henry Sydnor. V. Vs. Byes. H243.2 



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Howells, W. D. New Leaf Mills. H85.10 

Hutchinson, R. S. M. The Happy Warrior. H91 

Jacobs, W. W. Odd Craft. J16.2 

" Salthaven. J16.3 

" Short Cruises. J16.4 

" More Cargoes. J16.5 

" Dialstone Lane. J16.6 

Johnston, Annie Fellows. Mary Ware's Promised Land. JJ65.9 

The Little Colonel Stories. j J65.10 
" The Little Colonel's Knight 

Conies Riding. jJ65.ll 

Johnston, Annie Fellows. The Little Colonel's Chiiin. JJ65.12 

" The Little Colonel in Arizona. JJ65.13 
The Little Colonel's Christmas 
Vacation. / JJ65.14 
Johnston, Annie Fellows. The Little Colonel's Maid of 

Honor. JJ65.15 

Johnston, Annie Fellows. Mary Ware in Texas. JJ65.16 

King, Basil. The Way Home. K57.5 
Kingsley, Florence Morse. The Transfiguration of 

Miss Philura. K621 
Kingsley, Florence Morse. Miss Philura's Wedding Gown. K621.2 

Little, Frances. The Lady and Sada San. L72.2 

Locke, Win. J. Stella Maris. L73 

Marks, Jeannette. Leviathan. • M33 

Mitchell, S. Wier. Westways. M69.8 

Norris. Kathleen. The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne. N53.2 
O'Kane, W. C. Injurious Insects and How to Control them. L OK4 

Page, The Nelson. Land of the Spirit. P14.9 

Parker, Gilbert. The Judgment House. P22.6 

Porter. Gene Stratton. The Harvester. P834.3 

Laddie. P834.4 

Rice, Alice Hegan. The Romance of Billy-goat Hill. R34.2 

Richmond, Grace L. Red Pepper Burns. R41.3 

" Mrs. Red Pepper. R41.4 



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Schauffler, Rachel Capen. Goodly FeUowship. SCH19 

Ward. Mrs. Humphrey. The Mating of Lydia. W21.7 

Webster, Jean. Daddy-Long-Legs. W39.2 

White, Stewart Edw'd. The Cabin. W529.5 

Wiggin, Kate Dauglas. The Story of Waitstill Baxter. W63.15 

Wilkins. Freeman Mary E. The Yates Pride. W65. 1 1 

Doe/Gordon. W65.12 

Williamson, C. N. and A. M. The Heather Moon. W66a.3 

Wright, Harold Bell. That Printer of Udells. W92a.6 



Annual Report 



OF THK 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



Greenwich, Mass. 

For the year ending March 1 , 1914. 

F. P. Hall. Term expires 1914 

"W. R. Carrick. Term expires 1916 

Harrison Thresher. Term expires 1915 



Financial Statement. 



Income from state school fund. 


s 1.198.01 




Balance from last year. 


475.69 




High school tuition. 


361.34 




Tuition of state children. 


231.50 




From state, on account of superintendent, 


138.89 






< 


2,405.43 


Expended, 




1,460.80 


Unexpended, 


s 944.63 


Received from town. 


s 965.00 




Interest on Sabin school fund. 


30.00 




From New Salem. 


6.66 









1,001.66 


Expended, 


s 


1,001.66 


SALARIES. 






Charles Clay, 


s 180.55 




Marion Holden, 


288.00 




Alice Howarth. 


264.00 




Marion Kelley, 


14 1.00 




Lucy Jacobs, 


L44.00 




School Committer. 


40.00 




E. Maude Bradley, 


33.00 




Mabel Rodousky, 


24.00 




Edith Cumraings, 


18.00 





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Florence Rogan. 



Herman Curtis, 
Louie Graves. 
Elmer Powers. 
Higli School pupils. 
D. R. Adams. 
Haskin's children. 
W. R. King. 
F. P. Hall, 



TRANSPORTATION. 



s 10.00 



216.00 

180.00 

162.00 

142.04 

96.00 

4.56 

1.00 

2.00 



HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 

Athol, $ 138.00 

Springfield, 100.00 

New Salem. 60.00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Supplies. $ 74.96 

Care of school houses and grounds. 62..~>0 

Wood. 41.80 

C. L. Clay's expenses. 10.99 

Giffin and Hall. 9.00 

Census. 5.00 

.School physician. 4.00 

Repairs. 3.86 

Telephone and printing. 3.20 



s 1.145.55 



803.60 



s 298.00 



S 215.31 



$ 2.462.46 



F. P. HALL. ) 

W. R. CARRICK. I 

HARRISON THRESHER. ) 



School 
Committee. 



Stephen H. Walker. Auditor. 



Report of the Superintendent of Schools, 



To the School Committee and Citizens of the town 0/ Greenwich: 

I herewith present my fourth annual report for the fiscal 
year ending" February 7, 1914, the same being also the twelfth 
in the series of superintendents* reports for the Dana Supervi- 
sory School District. 

SOME STATISTICS. 
Population, census 1910, 452 

School Census, September 1, 1913. 
Children between 5 and 15 years: boys 42. girls 29, total 71. 

7 and 14 years: 35, 23, 58. 
Illiterate minors. 

Number of schoolhouses, 3 

Number occupied, 2 

Number of different teachers during the year, 4 

Number of regular teachers required, 2 

Number of special teachers. 1 

Eye and Ear Tests. 

Number of pupils attending, 46 

Number found defective in sight, 5 

Number found defective in hearing. 

Number of parents notified, *> 



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School 
The Plains. 
The Village 

Totals, 



Number by grades, January 1 st. 
I II III IV V VI VII 

3 3 3 1 4 
14 2 4 6 

4 7 5 5 10 



4 



4 



VIII 

9 
9 



IX 

2 



Boys 12, girls 24, total 46. 



For the school year ending June 30, 1912. 

Totalenrollment. 50 

X umber tinder 5 years of age, 

Number over 15 years of age, 3 

Number between 7 and 14 years of age, 45 

Average membership, . 48 

Average attendance, 45 

Per cent of attendance, 95 
No, completing gram, school course: boys 3, girls 7, total, 10 

Number entering first year of high school, 1 

Number of visits of school committee. 2 

Number of visits by the superintendent. 42 

Number of visits by others, 24 
Aggregate months and days the schools have kept, 

17 mos. 16 dys. 

Average number, 8 mos. 18 dys. 

npils Attending High Schools. 

Place 
Athol 

Springfield 
New Salem 
Athol 



Pupils Attending High Schools. 
Grade 

Graduate 



Name 
Thresher, Samuel E. 
Walker, Laura E. 

Nevins. Wilfred M. XIII 

Wright, Clara M. Graduate 

Beals, Robert B. X 

Lego, Raymond E. X 

Lego, Eva E. X 

Moore, Viola J. X 

Parker, Doris M. X 

Wheeler, Stanley T. X 



Springfield 
Athol 



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JUST THE SAME. 

A small boy asked by his father, ' ' Well, what did you have 
at school to-day?" replied, " Just the same." My reports seem 
to come so frequently, and the material to make them from is 
so limited, that the boy's remark occurred to me and seemed 
to epitomize the whole situation; naturally, there would be 
more suggestive thots arising from the conduct of two hundred 
or even twenty schools than from two; but where we have so 
small a number, we should cherish them so much the more. 
To me the more serious fact to contemplate is the gradually de- 
creasing number of what school population we have. 

However, our children are pretty well cared for; the Plains 
room might well be furnished with single and more comforta- 
ble seats; and if the lower grades could be gathered into one of 
the rooms and the upper grades into the other, we should have 
two quite ideal rural schools. 

Since the report of a year ago, our school affairs have been 
remarkably free from any disturbance; the " school year " clos- 
ed with the same teachers in charge; an unusually large class 
graduated with exercises that reflected much credit upon its 
individual nembers and the teachers; perhaps the town never 
had occasion to feel better satisfied with the ' ' out-put ' ' of its 
schools. That our schools are awakening inspiration in the pu- 
pils is shown in this - all nine of the graduating class entered 
some high school in the fall. 

SOME CHANGES. 
Were our number of schools larger it would be rather la- 
mentable to say that the fall term began with an entirely new- 
corps of teachers " in the chairs. " Miss Jacobs accepted a posi- 
tion elsewhere, and MissKelley's health forbade her taking a 
school anywhere; Miss Cummings, supervisor of music, resign 
ed: Miss Alice Howarth was engaged for the Plains, and Miss 
Marion L. Holden for the Village; Miss Mabel Rodowsky came 
as our supervisor in music; when Miss Bradley, supervisor in 
drawing resigned. Miss Florence Rogan, of Athol, was engaged 



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for the position. If there has been the least dissatisfaction in 
any quarter, no intimation of it has come to your superintend- 
ent. 

ADDED TEXTBOOKS. 
' The Beginners ' Book ' ' in history has been provided for 
the IV grade; ' Arithmetic Without a Pencil ' for the two 
upper grades: ' Minimum Essentials ' ' , sheets of ' combina- 
tions", 'the tables' etc., for drill and time-saving; a pre- 
American history for the VI grade that the youngsters may get 
an idea of something going on in the world worth knowing 
about before " 1492" . 

METHODS EXEMPLIFIED. 
January 7 and 8, Miss Hanna P. Waterman, supervisor of 
Correspondence Courses at North Adams Normal School , spent 
in the district giving half a day to each town; with the pupils at 
the Village school, Miss Waterman gave such exercises as the 
teachers desired to see. It is hardly necessary to say that the 
meeting was both very interesting and profitable. 

A SELECTION. 

Education constitutes the most important institution in the 
national economics. The public schools are the most import- 
ant agencies of education, because nine - tenths of those who 
receive any education at all attend them. 

Governors, leglislatures, boards of education and school 
buildings do not teach. They are means to the existance of 
the school. It all depends upon the teacher; the teacher makes 
the school; the teacher creates the school in his own image; he 
makes the school according to his own character. The teacher 
is, in fact, the school, and the most important function of gov- 
ernment is to place in the school, teachers of the highest moral 
character. If pure democracy must succeed in this great land, 
the school teachers must hold the highest ideals of citizenship. 
- U. S. Commissioner of Education. 



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THREE LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS OF 1913. 

1. A town not required to maintain a high school " shall, 
thru its school committee, when necessary, provide for the 
transportation of any child who resides in said town, and who 
with the previous approval of the school committee of the town, 
attends the high school of any other town or city, and shall pay 
for the expense of such transportation a sum not exceeding 
one dollar and fifty cents per week during the time of the ac- 
tual attendance of such child in the high school. ****\ town 
which expended for the support of its public schools for the 
preceding year from the proceeds of local taxation an amount 
not less than four and less than five dollars per thousand dol- 
lars of valuation shall receive from the treasury of the common- 
wealth one half of the amount actually expended for transpor- 
tation under this act: and a town which has expended from the 
proceeds of local taxation for the support of its public schools 
for the preceding year an amount equal to at least five dollars 
per thousand of valuation shall receive from the treasury of the 
commonwealth the whole transportation under the provisions 
of this act." Chap. 396. 

As Greenwich, I think, does not come under the above con- 
ditions this year, the town must bear the whole expense of 
transportation. It seems to me that it would be well for the 
town to make an appropriation for paying the expense of trans- 
porting its high school pupils. 

1. A new law relating to the employment of women and 
children. Between 14 and 16 years of age twenty-one kinds of 
employment are forbidden: must attend school regularly unless 
they hold employment certificates and work 6 hours per day 
regularly, or have the written permission of the superintend- 
ent of schools to engage in profitable employment at home: or 
unless otherwise receiving instruction in a manner approved in 
advance by the superintendent of schools or the school com- 
mittee. 

Boys 16 to IS and girls 16 to 21 may not work more than 
1<> hours in any one day and 54 hours in any one week: child- 



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ren under 21 must not be employed in, about or in connection 
with saloons or bars or sent to immoral resorts. 

Educational Certificate must show completion of fourth 
grade work in reading, writing and spelling completed, other- 
wise employment is illegal etc. Chap. 779. 

3. The Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System is an 
arrangement for paying annuities and pensions to teachers. 
As far as teachers are concerned it goes into effect July 1, 1914. 
The cost of membership is five per cent of a teacher's salary. 
A teacher may retire at the age of 60 and must retire at the age 
of 70. Upon order of the school committee the town or city 
treasurer is to deduct the assessment from the teacher's salary; 
these deductions he will forward once a month to the secretary 
of the Retirement Board. Chap. 832. 

AND A BOW. 

With a grateful sense of co-operation on the part of all 
who have been my associates in the conduct of the schools, and 
never forgetting that I am but your servant, this report is 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES L. CLAY. Supt. of schools. 



Roll of Honor. 



Figures (It-note Dumber of terms neither al»ent. tardy, nor di>- 
missed. for the year ending June 30. 1913. 



THE PLAINS. 



Louis Gathro. 3 
Eva J. Lyman. 1 
Leslie J. Walker. 1 
Merton C. Walker. 1 



Isabel ( ). Despin. 1 
Lena M. Despin. 1 
George -T. Dragon, 2 
Nellie Gathro, 3 
Doris J. Williams. 1 

THE VILLAGE. 

Blanche M. Armstrong Doris M. Parker. 

Frederic L. Lego. Elizabeth A. Phelps, 

Mildred A. Xevins. Ruth Rerd. 



List of Teachers. 



91 HOOL 


NAME 


WHERE EDl< ATED 


WA6B8 


The Plains, 


Marion E. Kelley* 


Worcester Normal 


S 48.00 




Alice Howarth, 


Fall River High School 


44.<>.i 


The Village. 


Lucy J. Jaool 


Webster High School 


4- 




Marion L. Holden 


Fitchburg Normal 


5.00 




■ IAI. 


TEA« BBB8 




Music 


Edith C. Cummings 


Institute of Pedag g 






Mabel Rodowsky 


.. 


2.00 


Drawing 


E. Maud Bradley f 


State Normal Art 


2.50 




Florence Roean 


.. 


2.00 



•ring term 
x I'm January 1st. 






School Calendar, 1914 - 1915. 



1914. 

March 6, Winter term closes, -12 weeks. 

March 22, Spring term begins. 

April 19 and May 30, Holidays. , 

June 12, Spring term closes, -12 weeks. 

September 1, Fall term begins. 

October 12, Holiday. 

November 20, Fall term closes, - 12 weeks. 

November 30, Winter term begins. 

December 18. Christmas recess, 2 weeks. 

1915. 

January 4, Winter term continues. 

February 22, Holiday. 

March 5. Winter term closes. - 12 weeks. 



(Sraimatum iferitoa 



nf tttr 



(gmntmrfj Nintlj (fetite ftoptte 



iFrftatj, Mm B% 1913 



B #. m. 



Slntoprntant Eibrral (Cljurrlj 



(Brrrmmrh MUlaur. iflasfi. 



Programme 



March 

Invocation 

Essay " Universal Peace" 

Doris Mae Parker 

Essay ' ' Men and Land ' ' 

Stanley Truman Wheeler 

Declamation ' ' Unawares ' ' 

Ruth Reed 

Piano Solo ' ' Humoreske ' ' 

Mildred Arlene Nevins 

Essay ' ' Open Air Schools ' ' 

Isabella Orilla Despin 

Essay ' ' The Only Democrat ' ' 

Robert Benjamin Beals 

Essay ' The Secret of Power ' 

Raymond Edward Lego 

Declamation " The Chambered Nautilus " 

Mildred Arlene Nevins 

Essay ' ' The Health Habit ' ' 

Viola Josephine Moore 

Piano Solo ' My Own True Heart ' 

Ruth Reed 

Essay ' ' The Trend of the Times' ' 

Eva Eleanor Lego 

Piano Solo ' The Burning of Rome ' 

Stanley Truman Wheeler 

Cantata ( The Carnival of the Flowers ' ' 

Forty Children 

Presentation of Diplomas 

Supt. Charles L. Clay 
Benediction 



Lent 
Dvorak 



Holmes 



Hiller 



Pan 1 1 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To Willis K. King, Constable of the town of Greenwich, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yon are here- 
by directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of Green- 
wich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet at their 
Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Monday the thirtieth day of 
March, A. D. 1914, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
act on the following articles, viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one Overseer 
of Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two Library Trustee-, 
and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for three years. Also Tax Col- 
lector, Tree Warden, Treasurer, two Constables. Auditor, three Fence 
Viewers, and three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one year. 
Also on same ballot to vote " Yes " or " No " in answer to the 
question : Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors 
in this town ? 

Also to vote on Chapter 807, Acts of 1913, entitled "An act to 
provide for compensating certain public employees for injuries sustain- 
ed in the course of their employment." 

Also vote on Chapter 822 Acts of 1913. Shall this town accept 
the provisions of section forty-two of chapter five hundred and four- 



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teen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine as affected by 
chapter four hundred and ninety-four of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven which provides that eight hours shall constitute a 
day's work for city or town employees. 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for the year 
ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and act 
thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may he necessary to 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation for the 
same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer with the 
approval of the Selectmen to borrow money in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning February 1, 1914. 

Art. 8. To fix the time when the taxes shall be paid and author- 
ize the collector to add interest from the time so fixed. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the selectmen to defend 
all suits at law that may be brought against the town during the en- 
suing year. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to pay a proper charge of a 
bonding company for acting as surety on the official bond of any 
town officer. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
provided the Massachusetts highway commission will add an equal 
amount, for the purpose of improving the road leading from Greenwich 
to Enfield, commencing at the end of last year's work, and working to- 
ward Greenwich center. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will petition the Director of the 
Bureau of Statistics for an audit of its accounts, in accordance with 
the provisions of Chapter 598 of the Acts of 1910 and amendments 
thereto. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to change the date of holding 
their annual town meeting to the first Monday in February, or act in 
relation thereto. 



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The polls will be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon and may 
be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you arc directed 
to serve this warrant by posting attested copies thereof at each 
of the Post Offices in Greenwich seven days at least, before the time 
and place of said meeting. Hereof fail not and make due return of 
this Warrant, with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, on or be- 
fore the time and place of said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this fourteenth day of March, A. D., 1914. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER. ) Selectmen 
WILLIAM H. GIFFIN, \ of 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Greenwich. 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



T 



own 



Officers 



OF 



GREENWICH 



FOR THE YEAR 



1915 



Beixhertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1916 



STATE HOUSt ■ »" 



Town Warrant 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To Edwin H. Randall, Constable of the town of Greenwich, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
town of Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town af- 
fairs, to meet at their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Mon- 
day the fourteenth day of February, A. D. 1916, at ten o'clock 
in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one 
Overseer of Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two 
Library Trustees, and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for 
three years. Also Tax Collector, Tree Warden, Treasurer, 
two Constables, Auditor, three Fence Viewers, three Surveyors 
of Wood and Lumber, and one Highway Surveyor, all for one 
year. 



Also on the same ballot to vote "Yes" or "No" in an- 
swer to the question: Shall license be granted for the sale of in- 
toxicating liquors in this town ? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for 
the year ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the Town Officers and 
act thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing year, and make ap- 
propriations for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow money in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 
1916. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the selectmen 
to defend all suits at law that may be brought against the town 
during the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to pay a proper 
charge of a bonding company for acting as surety on the offi- 
cial bond of any town officer. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to sell a small 
parcel of land near the Town Hall to J. Madison Stone, or act 
in relation thereto. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money provided the Massachusetts Highway Commission will 
add an equal amount for the purpose of improving the road 
leading from Greenwich to Greenwich Village, commencing 
at the end of last year's work. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in re- 
gard to the Cooley Home. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. And you are 
directed to serve this warrant by posting attested copies there- 



of at each of the Post Offices in Greenwich seven days at least, 
before the time and place of said meeting. Hereof fail not 
and make due return of this warrant, with your doings there- 
on to the Town Clerk, on or before the time and place of said 
meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-second day of January, 
A. D. 1916. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, ) Selectmen 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, of 

GEORGE B. LOUX, ) Greenwich. 






Report of the Town Clerk 



June 
Nov. 

Dec. 

Sept. 



Jan. 


28 


Feb. 


5 


May 


2 


June 


13 


June 


9 


June 


14 


Aug. 


4 


Dec. 


5 


J an . 


20 


Mar. 


16 


Apr. 


16 


May 


25 



Vital Statistics tor the Year ending Dec. 31, J 9 IS. 

BIRTHS 

child's name parents' name 

13 Clifford Carl M. and Lucy M. 

11 Andrew Jackson Loux, Jr. Andrew J. and Clara E. 
28 Kenith Johnston Wetherbee Minnie M. 

MARRIAGES 

1 Leroy L. Blackmer and Margaretta E. Loux 

DEATHS 

Lyman Rice age 7° 

George M. Clifford " 59 

Alden Snow " 81 
Stillborn 

Mary Amandy Whitcomb " 92 

Charles McDonald "10 

Pheba M. Beals " 77 

Mary M. Richards " 7 C > 

NON-RESIDENTS INTERRED IX GREENWICH 

Ophela A. Cleveland of Athol age 71 

Charles T. Spooner of Boston " 72 

John G. Pratt of Marlboro " 56 

Sophia C. Sly of Athol " 79 

Verj respectfully, 

CLARENCE E. MILLER, Tvwn Clerk 






Report of Selectmen 



Feb. 8, 1915, Voted to raise and appropriate the fol- 
lowing" amounts to defray town charges to Dec. 31, 1915, 



Schools 




$ 1,100.00 


Roads and bridges 




1,000.00 


State road 




500.00 


Support of poor 




500.00 


Town officers 




400.00 


Contingent 




400.00 


Reserve fund 




400.00 


State and military 


aid 


300.00 


Library 




100.00 


Interest 




60.00 


Moth work 




60.00 


Cemetery 




50.00 


Tree warden 




50.00 


Sabin school fund 




50.00 


Washington memorial fund 


20.00 






$4,990.00 



Nov. 9, 1915 At special meeting voted to 

appropriate to complete state road 150.00 

$ 5,140.00 



8 



THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED 



Schools 


$ 1 


,100.00 


Roads and bridges 




978.59 


State road 




649.37 


Support of poor 




500.00 


Town officers 




400.00 


Contingent 




354.39 


State and military aid 




256.00 


Library 




100.00 


Moth work 




32.11 


Cemetery 




44.78 


Tree Warden 




3.00 


Sabin school fund 




50.00 


Washington memorial fund 




20.00 


Interest 




60.00 


Reserve fund (drawn for support 


of poor 




and town officers ) 




400.00 

C A QAQ ^A 




c< 4, V4o. Z4 



Unexpended balance 

Alden, Wm. T. 

Beals, Leroy C. 
Brown, Henry M. 
Clifford, Albert P. 
Pomeroy, Arthur H. 
Winter. Mrs. Mary F. 



$ 191.76 



STATE AID 



$ 48.00 
48.00 
48.00 
16.00 

48.00 
48.00 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Appropriation S loo. 00 

Paid Miss Amelia M. Root 



$ 256.00 



$ 100.00 



TREE WARDEN 
Appropriation 
Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle 



5 5d.o0 



5 3.00 



MOTH WORK 



Appropriation 

Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle 



$ 60.00 



32.11 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 
Ending Dec. 31, 1915 



Appropriation 

Received from appropriation 



$ 50.00 



Rindge fund 


$ 6.00 


Mary Walker fund 


6.00 


Warner fund 


5.00 


Wilkinson fund 


5.00 


Shumway fund 


3.00 


Chas. Powers fund 


2.00 


Rebecca Spooner fund 


3.00 


M. Tourtelotte fund 


1.00 


Em el i a Topliff 


3.00 


Justice Johnson 


3.00 


Chas. Record 


3.00 


' ' Clara Walker 


4.00 


Amos Blackmer 


2.00 


Lucinda Root 


2.00 


Luther Fuller 


2.22 


Asa Spooner 


4.00 


" D. S. Cutler 


1.00 



Received for work on and care of lots 1914 
and 1915 

Total receipts cash 

Paid B. A. Sawtelle for self and help in 

yard $ 136.50 

Paid Roy Edson for lime 9.50 

for care of flowers 15.00 



$ 44.78 



55.22 



61.00 



$ 161.00 



$ 161.00 



10 



Mar. 29 Rec'd of H. C. Cleveland and 
paid town treasurer, as partial payment 
for a fund, the interest of the same to be 
used for the perpetual care and benefit 
of the Sylvester Cleveland, Turner Sears 
and Lewis Brewster lots $175.00 

May 20 Rec'd of Mrs. Adeline K. Cutler 
and Mrs. Nancy Pai^e, the interest of 
the same to be used for the perpetual 
care and benefit of the Solomon Sibley 
lot, and paid same to town treasurer 100.00 

Dec. 8 Rec'd of Mrs. Clara L. Pratt and 
paid to town treasurer, the interest to 
be used for the perpetual care and bene- 
fit of lot number 18, Walker extension 50.00 

Total rec'd for perpetual funds $ 325.00 

July 21 Rec'd of Mrs. Clara L- Pratt for 

lot $ 10.00 

Aug. 5 Rec'd of N. A. Beals for \ lot 2.50 

Total $ 12.50 

Paid same to town treasurer S 12.50 

WM. H. GIFFIN, ) r * 

Ai.^, w (run "irrv 

DAVID M. HUNTKR, \ r„„i,,/ ••;,,, *xc 
BENJ. A. SAWTKLLK. \ Commissioners 

ROADS AND BRIDGES 

Appropriation $ 1,000.00 

Paid F. A. W. Churchill $ 134. IS 

W. H. Walker, man and team 201.75 

Fred Hall, " 69.25 

Geo. B. Loux, " 31.00 

A. Almqnist, 28.50 

Geo. A. Walker, " 7.00 

Mylon E. Caswell 68.37 

John James M. 7 l > 

A. L. Worcester 64.26 



11 

Paid Wm. Bacon $ 50.26 



R. Johnston 




17.50 


W. A. Gelling 




2.50 


Peter E. Lego 




1.75 


Linwood Giffen 




1.00 


A. L. Root, plank 




41.60 


H. H. Dickinson 




1.15 


S. H. Walker 




1.20 


F. P. Hall 




.80 


W. H. Giffin, plank, posts 


& railings 


58.26 


for road drag 




20.00 


J. Billings, gravel 




1.80 


M. E. Caswell, gravel 




.65 


W. H. Glazier, water bbl. 




1.25 


A. H. Pomeroy, loam 




8.10 


F. H. Vaughn, tile 




69.42 


E. A. Moore, blacksmith 




5.55 


W. H. Giffin 




25.30 


Hunter Bros. 




1.40 

ft 07Q CO 




2? ? / o. Dy 


STATIC 


ROAD 




Appropriation 




$ 650.00 


State granted 




1050.00 

<#• i 7nn no 




#> 1 , / uu . uu 


Paid F. A. W. Churchill 




$ 130.00 


Smith & Bailey, man and team 


240.75 


W. H. Walker, 




234.00 


A. Almquist, 




228.38 


Fred Hall, 




168.75 


Geo. A. Walker, 




97.88 


E.T.King, 




36.00 


John James 




104.00 


My Ion E. Caswell 




87.76 


Wm. Bacon 




85.76 


A. E. Worcester 




65.63 



L2 



Paid Lewis Graves $ 10.50 

A. Twibles 8.75 

Mrs. B. A. Sawtelle, filling 38.80 

A. Brombriant, 10.90 

Chas. E. Leonard. 4.65 

A. Twible, gravel 106.30 

F. H. Vaughn, metal culvert 36.00 

for bound stone 2.00 

H. H. Dickinson 1.16 

for freight .50 

W. H. Giffin, town time books .90 



$ 1,699.37 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid C. E. Miller, stationery, ballots and 

dog checks $ 1 1.55 
Walter H. Glazier, expense to Bos- 
ton, Northampton and Springfield 9.53 
Lewis H. Blackmer, printing reports 56.20 
Frank P. Hall, supplies and stamps 27.84 
P. B. Swift, bond for town treasurer 12.50 
\V. H. Glazier, dinners for election 

officers 4.25 
\V. H. Glazier, expense to Northampton 4.16 
collector's book 1.00 
Chas. H. Chase, transfer list of real es- 
tate 3.00 
James D. Kimball, insurance on library 18.00 
Howard H. Dickinson, 6 burials 23.00 
Joseph L. Thresher, inspector of animals 

to March 1. 1915 20.00 
Joseph L. Thresher, taxes on cheese 

factory 13. 5 S 

Town of Enfield, fighting forest fires 44. J" 

S. II. Walker, pathing snow 30.78 






13 



Paid Edwin H. Randall, killing mad dog, 

and posting notices $ 9.40 

W. E. McGurgan, mad dog notices 2.50 

C. E. Miller, dog license book 1.40 
Geo. B. L,oux, lock and labor for 

town hall 2.45 
W. H. Glazier, road hearing at North- 
ampton 4.16 
S. H. Walker, storing scraper 3.00 
Hobbs & Warren, bank book 1.37 
W. H. Glazier, moth notices, postage 

and envelopes 1.97 

W. & E. E. Gnrley, weights & measures 4.23 

W. H. Walker, forest fires 7.15 
David M. Hunter, inspecting meat to 

date 4.50 

Wm. H. Jones, care of hall, repairs etc. 7.75 
W. H. Giffen, outside door and material 

for town hall 8.48 

Giffin and Hall, water rent 6.00 

W. H. Glazier, expense to Springfield 3.76 

Cecil T. Bagnell, tax bills 1.58 

vS. H. Walker, supplies 2.70 

Earle E. Hale, auto service 1.00 

W. H. Walker, road stakes 1.40 



SALARIES OF TOWN OFFICERS 
Willis R. King, sealer of weights and 

measures $ 25.00 

Clarence E. Miller, town clerk, and 

money paid out 57.75 

Joseph E. Thrasher, bal. of salary 1913 30.00 

Walter H. Glazier, perambulating town line 10.00 
Edward M . Hunter " " " 5 . 00 

Geo. B. Eoux, " " " 5.00 



$ 354.39 



14 



Win. R. Carrick, moderator 

Wm. H. Walker, 

Roy Ellsworth, election officer 

Wm. S. Douglass, 

Lin wood J. Giffin, 

Edwin H. Randall, constable 

David M. Hunter, 

Stephen H. Walker, justice 1915 

Iyinwood J. Giffin, auditor 1914 

Joseph L,. Thrasher, part of salary 1914 

Stephen H. Walker, treasurer 

Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor and 
overseer of poor 

Edward M. Hunter, selectman, assessor and 
overseer of poor 

Geo. B. Iyoux, selectman, assessor and over- 
seer of poor 

Total amount of orders drawn 
Lin wood J. Giffin, Auditor. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, 
EDWARD M. HUNTER, 
GEORGE B. LOUX, 



2.50 

2.50 

4.50 

4.50 

1.50 

4.50 

4.50 

5.00 

10.00 

30.00 

30.00 

60.00 

60.00 

60.00 



$ 412. 
$ 4,005 



25 

71 






I 



Selectmen 

of 
Greenwich. 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



For the year ending Dee. 31, 1915 

EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME 

ACCOUNT OF NO. 4 

Paid Rutland State Sanatorium, board and 

care $ 46.94 

Paid Rutland State Sanatorium, board and 

care 14.85 



61.79 



ACCOUNT OF NO. 5 

Town of Orange, rent $34.00 

11 fuel 8.15 

W. H. Glazier, expense to Orange 2.55 



$ 44.70 

ACCOUNT OF NO. 6 
Mrs. Bertha Schermerhorn, board and 

care $ 30.96 

S. H. Walker, clothing, etc. 17.40 

$ 48.36 

ACCOUNT OF NO. 7 
Hampshire County Sanatorium, board 

and care $ 5.14 



16 



Paid W. H. (xiffin, transportation from 

Haydenville $ 4.71 

W. H. Giffin, clothing 1.85 



EXPENSES AT COOLEY HOME 
Paid Fred M. Thresher, salary Jan. 1 to 

Apr. 1 $ 100. 00 
Fred M. Thresher, salary Apr. 1 to 

Jan. 1 300.00 

Frank L. Parker, grain 607.88 

Howard H. Dickinson, groceries 185.79 

Frank P. Hall " 12.11 

F. M. Thresher, clothing, etc. No. 1 14.96 

miscellaneous 16.97 

Benj. A. Sawtelle, med. attd. No. 7 11.50 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith bill 10.85 

A. Baker, hens 26.95 

Fred Grant, labor 43.00 

Frank Rogers, labor 98.60 

J. L. Hamilton, " 25.50 

James D. Kimball, ins. house & barn 12.00 

C. Hitchcock & Co., furnishings 25.88 

W. R.Carriek, fertilizer 13.15 

National Fertilizer Co., fertilizer 23.23 

Belchertown Creamery Co., butter 46.23 

Hunter Bros., 4 pigs 16.00 
\V. H. Young ec Co., paper hanging 

etc., 10.00 

Chas. Williams stores, wall paper 3. c )l 

J. E. Hess, meat 4. 98 

E. T. King, " 3. on 

R. I). Johnson, meat 1.08 

Earnest Crosby, fish 5.96 

T. Severance, labor 6.50 



$ 11.80 
$ 166.65 



17 



Bert vS. Armer, labor $ 2.25 

Geo. L,. Mason, sawing wood 4.75 

Stephen H. Walker, groceries 3.95 

Benj. A. Sawtelle, one calf 5.00 

W. R. King, butchering 2.00 

Transportation of cream 2.63 

INCOME AT COOEEY HOME 

Cream $ 472.27 

Eggs 176.21 

Poultry 71.49 

Pork 28.60 

Veal 28.00 

Potatoes .31.40 

Vegetables 11.74 

Board of Mary Ann Leonard 63.00 

Deer damage 2.00 



$ 1,646.91 



$ 884.71 



Net expense at Cooley Home $ 762.20 

INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME 



Farm 


$ 3,000.00 


Two horses 


$ 325.00 


Eight cows 


500.00 


Thirteen tons hay 


260.00 


One hundred thirty-eight fowls 


125.00 


Six yearlings 


120.00 


Farming tools 


120.00 


Furniture 


100.00 


Two two-yr. olds 


80.00 


Four tons stock hay and oats 


60.00 


Provisions 


50.00 


Potatoes 


25.00 


Two pigs 


15.00 



18 

One calf S 10.00 





O 1,/W.UU 




.790.00 




INMATES AT COOLEY HOME 


Xo. 1 


52 weeks 


No. 3 


52 ' 


Xo. 7 


4* " 



108* weeks 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, ) Overs* 

WALTER H. GLAZIER, of the 

GEORGE B. LOUX. ) Poor. 



Greenwich. Mass., Dec. 31, 1915, 
Linwood J. Giffin. Auditor. 



Table of Aggregates 



State tax $ 682.50 

County tax 605.84 

Town grant 5,140.00 

Overlaying* upon all taxes 134.02 

Omitted assessments 38.58 

Rate of taxation per $ 1,000. 19.40 

PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 

Congregational Church $ 3,100.00 

Independent Liberal Church 2,050.00 

Hillside School 9,805.00 

Soldiers' exemption 7,515.00 

Women worth less than S 1,000. 3,550.00 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Total valuation $ 260,071.00 

" value of real estate 210,970.00 

personal estate 49,101.00 

omitted assessments 1,989.00 

Number of polls assessed 145 

exempt 14 

Tax on each poll $2.00 

Total number of persons assessed 286 

paying tax on property 248 

poll only 38 



20 



Number of hoi >sed 109 

cows 248 

neat cattle other than cow> 69 
swine assessed 

>heep 1 

dwelling houses assessed 118 

cotta^ -essed 26 

fowls 5,275 

acres of land assessed 11,014 

WALTER H. GLAZIER,) Assessors 

EDWARD M. HUNTER, [ of 

GEORGE B. LOUX, ) Greenwich 



Treasurer's Report 



Cash on hand to new account $ 1,037.19 

Rec'd from county treasurer, refund on dog tax 82.51 

Commonwealth, Mass. school fund 1,089.41 

corporation tax 7.45 

national bank tax 70.71 

reimbursement state aid 288.00 
tuition of school children 152.00 
reimbursement High 

school tuition 323.00 

reimbursement school 

superintendent's salary 147.06 
state highway loan 770.00 

130.00 
Overseers of Poor, board of Mary Leonard 63.00 
Town of Hardwick, school tuition 193.70 

Cemetery Commissioners, unexpended 

money 5.22 

sale of lots 12.50 

Athol Bank, interest on cemetery funds 1.00 

Ware " " " " 54.22 

W. H. Glazier on town note 1,200.00 

interest on 1912 taxes 6.05 

J. L. Thresher, 1913 taxes 354.52 

1914 " 1,417.23 

1915 " 3,301.48 



22 



Rec'd from Cemetery Commissioners, Pratt endow- 
ment fund 1.00 
Sears, Brew- 
ster and Cleveland endowment fund 175 
Cemetery Commissioners, Solomon Sib- 
ley endowment fund 100.00 
Overseers of Poor, acct. of Cooley home 821.71 

> 11,852.96 

Cr. 

Paid Selectmen's orders $ 4,005.73 

School committee orders 2,951.64 

Overseers of poor 1,813.56 

W. H. Glazier, int. on town note 60.00 

town note 12.00 

By deposited Pratt fund in Athol Savings Bank 50.00 

Sibley " " 100.00 

Sears. Brewster and Cleveland fund in 

Athol Savings Bank 175.00 

Paid Chas. H. Gettemy, certifying town note 2.00 

Edwin H. Banister, county tax 605.84 

state tax 682. 5<> 

Assessor's certificate of abatements 4S.4S 

- 11.694.75 

Cash on hand to balance $ 158.23 

5 11,852.96 

UABILITIKS 

One note due April 2^, 1916 S 1.200.00 

ASSETS 

Due on 1914 taxes 5 512.11 

1915 " 2.020.88 

from state on acct. state aid paid 96.00 

Ca-li on hand 15- 



23 
Due state on highway loan $ 150.00 



Total $ 2,937.22 

Respectfully submitted 

STEPHEN H. WALKER, Treasurer. 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor. 

SCHOOL FUND 
Sabin school fund $ 50.00 

TRUST FUNDS FOR CARE OF CEMETERY LOTS 



Rindge fund 






$ 100.00 


Wilkinson fund 






300.00 


Shumway fund 






100.00 


Spooner fund 






50.00 


Warner fund 






100.00 


Mary Walker fund 






100.00 


Powers fund 






50.00 


Rebecca Spooner fund 




82.65 


Tourtelotte fund 






25.00 


Topliff fund 






100.00 


Johnson fund 






200.00 


Record fund 






50.00 


Blackmer fund 






50.00 


Clara Walker fund 






100.00 


Root fund 






100.00 


Fuller fund 






100.00 


Sherman and Dough 


ass 


fund 


100.00 


Rice fund 






100.00 


Cutler fund 






100.00 


Pratt fund 






50.00 


Sears, Brewster and Cleveland fund 


175.00 


Sibley fund 






100.00 

df- n 070 r r 




$ Z,ZoZ.OJ 


Interest available Jan. 1, 


1916 


$ 326.28 


expended 






55.22 


Balance available 






* 271.06 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library 



X umber of days library has been open 52 

books given out 3,281 

magazines given out 505 

books purchased 69 

donated by Free Pub. Lib. Commission 44 

magazines subscribed for 9 

public documents added 10 

Whole number of volumes 2.' 

Public documents 24' > 

Circulating department 2,730 

AMELIA M. ROOT. Secretary. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Appropriation $ 100. 
From the Bailey and the Spooner funds 4_'._^ 

Received from fir 1.34 

Cash balance from last year 2<>.74 



S 164.56 



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EXPENDITURES 



Paid for books 

magazines 

librarian 

transportation 

sundries 

expenses 
Money on hand 



84.28 

20.10 

36.40 

13.00 

.86 

.67 

9.05 



A. M. ROOT, Treasurer. 
HELEN J. NEVINS, Librarian. 

BENJAMIN SAWTELLE, 
WILLIAM S. DOUGLASS, 
WILLIAM H. WALKER, 
ELLA M. WALKER, 
LIZZIE HUNTER, 
AMELIA M. ROOT, 



$ 164.36 



Trustees 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library 



Abbott, Willis J. Panama and the Canal 
The Nations at War 

Adams, Samuel H. The Clarion 

Bailey, Temple. Contrary Mary 

Barclay, Florence. Wall of Partition 

Beach, E. L. Roger Paulding Gunner 

Roger Paulding Gunner's Mate 

Benton, Caroline F. The Fun of Cooking 

Blake, Emily Calvin. Suzanna Stirs the Fire 

Blanchard, Amy K. The Campfire Girls at Bright- 
wood 

Buckrose, J. K. Gay Morning 

Bullard, Eugene. History of New Salem Academy 

Burnett, Francis H. The Lost Prince 

Butler, Benj. F. Autobiography 

Can field, Dorothy. Hillsboro People 

Cantlie, Janus & Jones, C. S. Sun Yat Sen and 
The Awakening of China 

Chambers, Robt. W. (Juick Action 

Churchill, Winston. A Far Country 

Comstock, Harriet F. Place Beyond the Winds 

Conrad, Joseph. Victory 

Day, Holman. The Landloper 

Erskine, Payne. A Girl of the Blue Ridge 



F AB2 

F AB2.2 

AU14 

B15 

B25.5 

JB37.3 

JB37.4 

jL B45 

B58 

JB43.4 

B83 

F B87 

B93.13 

E B97 

C15.2 

FC16 
C34.7 
C48.8 
C75.2 
C76 
D33.4 

ER5.3 



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Everybody's Encyclopedia 5 vols. Ref. E2 

Fedden, Mrs. Romilly. Shifting Sands F35 

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg F F47 

French, Allen. Old Concord F F79 

Galsworthy, John. The Country House G16.2 

Gould, Elizabeth Lincoln. Felicia JG68.2 

Felicia Visits JG68.3 

Felicia's Folks JG68.4 

Gray, Phoebe. Little Sir Gallihad G85 

Grey, Zane. The Lone Star Ranger G87.5 

The Rainbow Trail G87.6 

Grimm's Fairy Tales G82 

Holland, Olive. The Belgians at Home G H71 

Howard, Maria W. Lowney's Cook Book L H85 

Jacobs, W. W. Night Watches J 16. 7 

Johnston, Mary. The Witch J63.8 

The Fortunes of Garin J63.9 

Jonckheere, Robt. When I was a Boy in Belgium G J69 

King Albert's Book. Y K58 

Kipling, Rudyard. Light that Failed K63.7 

Mine Own People K63.9 

Wee Willie Winkie K63.9 

Poems Y K63 

Kirkegaard, John. Practical Handbook of Trees L K64 

Lang, Andrew. Invisible Prince JL25.6 

Magic Ring JL25.7 

Snow Queen JL25.8 

Laselle, Mary A. The Young Woman Worker B L29 

Lee, Jeanette. Woman in the Alcove L49.4 

Lincoln, A. Brooks, Noah Life of Abraham Lincoln E L63.4 

Lincoln, Joseph The Depot Master L63.10 

Our Village L63.ll 

The Woman Haters L63.12 

Thankful 's Inheritance L63.13 

Cap't Dan's Daughter L63.14 

Mr. Pratt's Patients L63.15 



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Lippman, Julian W. Martha by the Day L46 

Making Over Martha L46.2 

Lockhart, Caroline. The Full of the Moon L74 

Lynde, Carleton J. Home Water Works L L99 

Manners, J. Hartley. Peg o'my Heart M49p 

Maxwell, W. B. The Ragged Messenger M44 

Martin, Helen. Martha of the Mennonite Country M38.5 

Mitchell, Silas Wier. Complete Poems Y M69 

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of the Island M77.5 

Moore, Harry H. Keeping in Condition L M78 

Munson, Arley. Kipling's India G M93 

Neeser, Robert W. Our Many Sided Navy F N29 

Xorris, Kathleen. The Story of Julia Page N53.4 

Oppenhiem, Phillips. Mr. Crex of Monte Carto OP3 
Page, Tho. Nelson. Tommy Trot's Visit to Santa 

Clans JP14.K) 

Palmer, Frederick. My Year in the Great War F Pi 8 

Parish, Randall. Red Mist P21 

Parker. Gilbert. The Money Master P22.S 

Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna Grows Up P83.4 

Porter, Gene Stratton. Michael O'Halloran P834.5 

Princes Mary's Gift Book P93 

Rinehart, Mary R. "K" R45 
Rogers, Julia Ellen. Trees that Every Child should 

Know R 64 

Runkle, Bertha. Straight Down the Crooked Lane R87 

Sienkiewisz, Henryk. Quo Vadis SI3 

Smith, Jessie W. Seven Ages of Childhood JSM9 

Smith, F. Hopkinson. Felix O' Day SM9.11 

Songs that Never Grow Old Y SOU 

Stevenson, Burton K. Little Comrade ST4.6 

Robt. Louis. Memories and Portraits E ST4 

St. Nicholas. 1 vols. A SA2 

Tal>er, Ralph Graham. Chained Lightning jT9 

Taggart, Marion Ames. Beth' s Wonder Winter T12.9 

Beth' s Old Home Tli.in 



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Tisdale, Lien. Three Years Behind the Guns F T52 
Tomlinson, Everett T. Places Young Americans 

Want to Know L T59 

Townsend, Chas. Wendell. A Labrador Spring - G T66 

Van Vorst, Marie. Big Tremaine V23 

Ward, Mrs. Humphrey. Delia Blanchf lower W21.8 

Eltham House W21.9 

Webster, Jean. Dear Enemy W39.4 

White, Stewart Edw. The Gray Dawn W529.6 
Williamson, C. N. & A. M. A Soldier of the Legion W66.5 

The Golden Silence W66 . 6 

Wister, Owen. The Pentecost of Calamity F W79 

Wright, Walter P. Popular Garden Flowers L W94 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

Greenwich, Mass. 

For the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1915 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term 
Expires 

William H. Petrie T Ch., Greenwich Village, R. F. D. 1917 

Tel. Enfield, 33-4 
William R. Carrick, Sec, Greenwich Village 1916 

John H. King, Greenwich Village 1918 

Tel. Enfield, 33-5 

Superintendent 
Charles C. Richardson, North Dana 

Tel. res., Cooleyville 21-11 



31 

School Physician 
Benjamin A. Sawtelle, M. D. Greenwich Tel. Enfield, 19-3 

Attendance Officers 

Fred W. Churchill Greenwich 

Willis R. King Greenwich Village Tel. Enfield, 33-21 

Teachers in Service, January \9\6 

NAMES HOME EDUCATION YRS. PREV. SALARY 

ADDRESS EXP. SERVICE 

Marion Iv. Holden Shirley *Fitchburg Nor. 3 2 $12 wk. 

Elizabeth C. Pease Ludlow *Westfield Nor. 3 $11 wk. 

Iv. Florence Rogan Athol *Smith College 18 2 $2.50 trip 

112 Green Art Crs. 
Elizabeth F. Strecker Greenfield *Cornell Univ. 3 $3 trip 

32 Congress Mus. Crs. 
* Graduate 



Financial Statement 



Income of state school fund 


$ 


1,089.41 


Balance from 1914 




192.82 


High school tuition 




323.00 


Tuition of state children 




152.00 


From state, on account of superintendent 


147.06 






$ 1,904.29 


Expended 




1,637.94 


Unexpended 


$ 266.35 


Town appropriation 


$ 


1,100.00 


Tuition from Hardwick 




193.70 


Income of Sabin school fund 




20.00 


Expended 




<£ 1 1 1 1 1 (\ 


p 1 , o 1 o . / \ > 


SALARIES 






Marion Holden 




$ 420.00 


Mrs. E. C. Hayes 




132.00 


Elizabeth Pease 




253.00 


Florence Rogan 




43.75 


Mabel Rodowsky 




27.50 


Klizabeth Strecker 




12.50 


Charles Clay 




88.26 


School Committee 




40.00 


C. C. Richardson 




04.12 
$ L1H.13 



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CONVEYANCE OF PUPILS 

Louis Graves $ 187.00 

Elmer Powers 157.50 

Joseph Thresher 144.20 

Linwood Giffin 98.00 

H. D. Adams 24.50 

High School 586.97 







$ 1,198.17 


HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 




Athol 


$ 316.00 




Springfield 


145.00 


$ 461.00 






For supplies 


$ 29.18 




wood 


66.50 




water rent 


9.00 




care of rooms 


55.25 




upkeep 


9.48 




census 


5.00 




medical examination 


4.00 




superintendent's expense 


2.93 


$ 181.34 








$ 2,951.64 



Lin wood J. Giffin, Auditor. 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Greenwich ,- 

Herewith is submitted 
my first annual report of the public schools of Greenwich, 
which is the fourteenth report under the Dana union superin- 
tendency. 

Below are recorded the most needed statistics bearing on 
the schools, 

SCHOOL CENSUS OF SEPTEMBER 1915 

Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Totals 



Hoys 


1 


4 


2 


4 


4 


S 


s 


7 


4 


6 


4 


3 


55 


Girls 


4 





4 


1 


3 





3 


2 


1 


3 


3 


3 


27 


Totals 


5 


4 


6 


5 


7 


s 


11 


9 


5 


9 


7 


6 


S2 



PUPILS CLASSIFIED BY GRADES AND AGES, 
SCHOOL ENROLMENT OF JANUARY, 1916 



Ages 






6 


7 


s 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


Totals 


Grade 


I 

II 

III 

IV 

V 

VI 
VII 




3 


1 
3 
1 


1 
2 
1 


3 
4 


4 

2 


1 
1 


2 

1 


1 






5 
5 
5 
9 
3 
3 
1 




YIII A. 


B 














2 


1 


2 


2 


7 


Totals 






3 


5 


4 


7 


6 


2 


5 


2 


2 


2 


5s 



35 



SCHOOL ATTENDANCE 



SCHOOL YEAR, 1914-15 



FAEE TERM OF 1915 



boys girls tot. Av. Av. per l>oys girls tot. Av. Av. tar- perf- vis. vis. per 



mem. att. cut. 
Vil. 9 14 23 22 22 97 
Pin. 9 11 20 19 18 92 
Tot. 18 25 43 41 40 95 



mem. att. dy att. supt. oth. ct. 

9 10 19 17 17 5 13 6 2 99 

15 12 27 23 21 14 3 6 9 94 

24 22 46 40 38 19 16 12 11 96 



GENERAL TOTALS 

Population of Greenwich, State Census of 1915 426 
School children in the town 5 to 15 years old, September, 

1915; Boys 55, Girls 27 82 

School Enrolment, Fall Term of 1915 46 

Average Membership, same period 40 

Average Attendance, 38 

Percentage of attendance .96 



Rate of taxation, per $ 1000 

Town appropriation for Public Schools, 1915 



$ 19.40 
$1,100.00 






TUITION PUPILS, STATE CHILDREN 
Plains Village 

Alexander Atkins Annie Babbit 

Charlie Atkins Mabel Babbit 

Freeman Atkins 
Christine Despin 
Lena Despin 

HIGH vSCHOOL PUPILS 

NAMES HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDING 

Blanche Armstrong Athol 

Robert Beals 

Peter Billings 

Eva Lego 

Fred Lego 

Raymond Lego 

Alice Randall 

Stanley Wheeler 

Ora Merritt Palmer 

Dorothy Hall Springfield 

Doris Parker 



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As a new superintendent in this union district I am im- 
pressed with the advantages the town of Greenwich has in 
handling the public education of its elementary schoolchildren 
and in means of transportation to good high schools. The 
town is greatly favored in having an almost perfect consol- 
idation of schools. The two villages form two neighboring 
centers, each large enough for a good school of the proper 
size. Some inconveniences in transportation of young children 
of course have to be encountered, but there seems to be no call 
for another school on the outskirts of the town. The present 
arrangement works well in almost every way. Thus the town 
easily affords to keep the two excellent school buildings in 
good repair and well equipped. The use of a part of the build- 
ings for other public service is indirectly a help. School supplies 
for pupils' and teachers' use can be fully furnished. A high- 
er salary is payable than in near towns of the same size, ena- 
bling us to secure and hold better teachers. A very high record 
of attendance is reached, especially at Greenwich Village, 
where nearly 70 per cent of the membership last year were per- 
fect in attendance for a term and more than 75 per cent were 
perfect during the fall term of this year. The high school en- 
rolment is also much larger than in towns off the car line with 
no local high school. 

In common with my plans for the schools of the other 
towns in the district, I have supplied the Greenwich teachers 
with outlines of school work in various subjects and topics. 
The latest state uniform courses of study have been placed in 
their hands. A close selection of subjects to be taught lias 
been made. 

We have come to agree on this, that trying to teach so 
many things has been a mistake. This is a fitting motto: 
What is worth teaching at all is worth teaching emphatically. 
So I have sought to limit the too wide range of topics and to 
confine the effort of pupils and teachers to intensive dealing 
witli tlie few matters that are sure to be either useful or val- 



37 



uable later on in school or in life. Some things are found to 
be more useful than valuable, others more valuable than useful. 
Thus drawing, penmanship, music, patriotic and moral exer- 
cises and many similar things are useful only to the few, but 
are valuable to the many. For the latter reason they should 
not only be retained but encouraged. I can safely report much 
progress in both the useful and valuable things in our schools 
this year. 

There is a noticeable change for the better in the work of 
our reading classes. The pupils are being drilled to get the 
thought instantly and so have more time and force for express- 
ing the thought. The arithmetic classes are giving their atten- 
tion for a full term to the mastery of a single main subject. 
So in other studies. The work in our special departments of 
drawing and music is tending to longer and closer drill on a 
few main subjects of study. 

There seems to prevail in Greenwich the right attitude of 
parents and citizens towards their schools. The general dili- 
gence of pupils and the devotion of the teachers are commenda- 
ble. These conditions indicate that still further progress in 
the higher phases of education would be made by the organiza- 
tion of a Parent-Teacher Association. This would link the 
school and home interests of the town with a nationwide 
movement and would call in some much needed aid from out- 
side our locality that would not otherwise reach us. The lo- 
cal meetings could be held alternately in the two villages and 
so accommodate all concerned. 

In appreciation of the loyalty and good services of the 
school committee, this report is 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES C. RICHARDSON, 

Super hi ten de?i t of Schools . 



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REPORT OF DRAWING SUPERVISOR 



Mr. Charles C. Richardson^ 

Superintendent of Schools: 

I herewith submit my annual report as 
Supervisor of Drawing". 

No important changes in the course have been made during the past 
year, but the work has been progressed satisfactorily along the lines 
which have been explained in a previous report. 

I am glad to be able to announce that at last there is a probability 
that the pupils from the surrounding towns will have the benefit of an 
Art Course in the Athol High School, where the addition to the build- 
ing, completed the past year, affords abundant room to carry on such a 
course, which has long been needed. 

Many ask, "What benefit does a child receive from his lessons in 
drawing?" In answer to this question allow me to quote from a paper 
written by a prominent supervisor. "By drawing we mean the repre- 
sentation of form and of design. Of course, to educators, the funda- 
mental reason for teaching this subject is, that through such training 
the child is given another form of self-expression. All children, except 
geniuses, are barred from this mode of expression to a very great ex- 
tent, unless they receive some instruction and guidance in the use of 
materials. 

"Frequently the child who is poor in spelling and writing becomes 
discouraged trying to tell his stories by composition. Give him a little 
direction in the use of crayons, and he is soon telling the same story 
more easily and just as truthfully by means of what we call illustrative 
drawing. 

"Kven those persons who do not see this large value in the study of 
drawing, can see the direct advantage such as the physical and mental 
development, which come through its practice; it is no longer denied 
that the child who has had training in handwork has better muscular 
control, and a keener power of observation than the untrained one." 

In closing, allow me to thank superintendent and teachers for the 
helpfulness shown me in all my work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

l,. FLORENCE ROGAN. 



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REPORT OF MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

Mr. C. C. Richardson , 
Supt. of Schools:- 

It gives me pleasure to submit my first report as 
supervisor of music in the schools of Greenwich. 

I have followed in almost all respects the course planned by Miss 
Rodowsky, with perhaps especial emphasis on ear-training and sight- 
reading. 

In both schools the pupils have true and sweet voices, and I have 
found only a minimun of tone-deafness which through the patient efforts 
of the teachers is being corrected. 

The prescribed course of study has been modified to suit the needs 
of schools containing more than one grade. This makes a little diffi- 
culty in giving each child the amount of technic suited to his grade. 

Nevertheless I find that the children are very interested in this 
phase of their music work and do as well in it as in the song work. It 
seems probable that by the end of the year almost every division will 
have covered the amount of training required. 

I wish to thank you, the school board, and teachers for your courte- 
sy and helpfulness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HIvIZABKTH F. STRECKKR, Supervisor of Music. 
Jan. 13, 1916. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL PHYSICIAN 

Greenwich, Mass., Dec. 31, 1915. 
Supt. Schools, 

Town of Greenwich. 

I have visited the schools in town during the year and have 
found the health of the children very good, no contagious disease dur- 
ing the year. 

I would suggest that children not vaccinated should be in the spring 
to come. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. A. SAWTEIvLE, M. D., School Physician. 



Honor lloll 



SCHOOL YEAR 1914-15 



ONE TERM 
Annie Babbitt 
Mable Babbitt 
Helen Bekooski 
May Bekooski 
Dorothy Ford 
Asa King 
Charles King; 
Frederick Lego 
Mary Lego 
Catherine Snyder 
Lena Despin 
George Dragon 
Donald Hayes 
Katharine Hayes 
Rachel Twible 

TWO TERMS 

Dorothy Hall 
Eva Hall 
Gladys King- 
Herman King 
Raymond King 
Lindolph Parker 
Doris Williams 
Fanny Williams 

THREE TERMS 
Arthur Fielding 
Frances Hall 
Raymond Randall 



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KALE TERM OF 1915 

Pupils perfect in attendance 
throughout the Fall Term of 
the school year 1915-16, that 
is, those who have been mem- 
bers all the term and have not 
been absent, tardy, or excused. 

VILLAGE 

Annie Babbitt 
Helen Bekooski 
May Bekooski 
Sylvia Clifford 
Edward Fielding 
Frances Hall 
Asa King 
Chester King 
Gladys King 
Herman King 
Raymond King- 
Li ndolph Parker 
Raymond Randall — 13 

PLAINS 

Clarence Coit 

Adelard Dragon 

George Dragon — 3 



School Calendar, 1916-17 



Mar. 10, Winter Term closes — 13 weeks. 
Mar. 11-26, Vacation of two weeks. 
Mar. 27, Spring Term begins. 
June 16, Spring Term closes — 12 weeks. 

Sept. 4, Fall Term begins. 

Nov. 24, Fall Term closes- — 12 weeks. 

Nov. 25-Dec. 3, Vacation of one week. 

Dec. 4, Winter Term begins. 

Dec. 23-Jan. 7, Vacation of two weeks. 

Mar. 9, Winter Term closes — 12 weeks. 

Mar. 10-25, Vacation of two weeks. 

Mar. 26, Spring Term begins. 

June 15, Spring Term closes — 12 weeks. 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME 

Washington's Birthday Feb. 22 

Patriots' Day Apr. 19 

Memorial Day May 30 

Labor Day Sept. 4 

Columbus Day Oct. 12 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



Town Officers 



OF 



GREENWICH 



TDaJib-, 



FOR THE YEAR 



1916 



Beechertown, Mass. 
PrEvSS of Lewis H. Beackmer 

1917 



A 



STA 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To Edwin H. Randall, Constable of the toum of Greenwich, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
town of Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town 
affairs, to meet at their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Mon- 
day the twelfth day of February, A. D. 1917, at ten o'clock in 
the forenoon then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing-. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one 
Overseer of Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, two 
Library Trustees, and one Cemetery Commissioner, all for 
three years. Also Tax Collector, Tree Warden, Treasurer, 
two Constables, Auditor, three Fence Viewers, three Surveyors 
of Wood and Lumber, and one Highway Surveyor, all for one 
year. Also one Selectman in place of Wm. H. Giffin re- 
signed, for two years. 

Also on the same ballot to vote "Yes" or "No" in answer 
to the question: Shall license be granted for the sale of intox- 
icating liquors in this town? 



Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for 
the year ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the Town Officers and 
act thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing year, and make ap- 
propriations for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow money in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1917. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to defend all suits at law that may be brought against the 
town during the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To ?ee if the town will vote to pay a proper 
charge of a bonding company for acting as surety on the of- 
ficial bond of any town officers. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money provided the Massachusetts Highway Commission will 
add an equal amount for the purpose of improving the road 
leading from Greenwich to Greenwich Village, commencing at 
the end of last year's work. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting at- 
tested copies thereof at each of the Post Offices in Greenwich 
seven days at least before the time and place of said meeting. 
Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk on or before the time and 
place of said meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-fifth day of January, 

\. I). 1917. 

WALTER H. GLAZIER ! Selectmen of 

GEORGEB. LOUX ) Greenwich 



Report of the Town Clerk 



Vital Statistics for the Year 1916 

BIRTHS 



Mar. 


23 


July 


4 


July 


5 


July 


27 


Sept. 


14 


Nov. 


29 


Dec. 


25 


June 


5 


June 


11 


June 


14 


June 


24 


Sept. 


3 


Nov. 


30 


Jan. 


5 


Jan. 


13 


Jan. 


13 


Mar. 


2 



CHILD S NAME 

Ruth A. Giffin 
Lois E. King 
Parker 
Everett E. Thrasher 
Grace E. Billings 
Fred R. E. LaGrant 
Leroy L. Blackmer, Jr. 



PARENTS NAME 

Linwood and Gladys 
Willis and Lenna 
Webster and Daisy 
Harrison and Ida 
John and Helen 
Fred and Helen 
Leroy L. and Margeretta 



MARRIAGES 

Bret S. Anner and Mary E. Carney 
William A. Smith and Anna C. Sawtelle 
Howard W T . Sawtelle and Erna M. Gage 
Charles D. Walker and Grace K. Burgin 
Ray O. Dixon and Lena (Hall) Carpenter 
Leroy H. Thayer and Viola J. Moore 

DEATHS 



Nancy C. Douglass 
Leroy C. Beals 
Edith M. Graves 
Charlotte V. Drinkwater 



ears 


mos. 


days 


83 


11 


21 


73 


9 


7 


35 


8 


18 


74 


11 


5 



years mos. days 

Apr. 14 Maud Billings 

May 14 Frank L. Parker 

May 26 Xaomi E. Clark 

June 7 William H. Thomas 

June 10 Charles K. Leonard 

July 14 Amos Doubleday 

July 5 Parker 

Oct. 23 John M. Frazer 

Dec. 13 Abel O. Parker 

BURIAL OF NON-RESIDENTS IN GREENW 

Feb. 14 Lydia T. Vaughn 
May 11 Augustus D. Alden 
July 22 Howard Upton 

Very respectfully, 

C. E. MILLER, Town Clerk 



89 






47 


7 


14 


65 


5 


21 


60 


5 


4 


70 






90 


5 


10 


82 


8 


8 


68 


11 


24 


:h cemetery 




years 


mos. 




79 


1 


3 


74 


7 




69 


11 


7 



Report of Selectmen 



Feb. 14, 1916. Voted to raise and appropriate the follow- 
ing amounts to defray town charges to Dec. 31, 1916. 
Schools $ 1100.00 

Roads and bridges 700.00 

State road 500.00 

Poor 500.00 

Salaries 400.00 

Contingent 400.00 

State and Military Aid 250.00 

Public Library 100.00 

Reserve fund 400.00 

Wm. R. Carrick 250.00 

Interest 75.00 

Cemetery 50.00 

Moth Work 50.00 

Sabin School fund 50.00 

■ $ 4,825.00 

Nov. 6, 1916. At special meeting voted to 

appropriate for schools 700.00 



5,525.00 



THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED 

Schools $ 1,800.00 

Roads and bridges 700.00 



vState road 




$ 500.00 




Town officers v 
State aid 




357.45 






208.00 




Library 




100.00 




Moth work 




29.00 




Pathing snow (from reserve fund) 


139.75 




Cemetery 




30.62 




Contingent 




314.86 




Sabin School fund 




50.00 




Poor 




441.36 




Interest 




75.00 




Reserve fund, balance 


of interest 


9.54 




Wm. R. Carrick 




250.00 










$ 5,005.58 


Unexpended balance 


$ 519.42 




STATE AID 






Alden, Wm. T. 




$ 48.00 




Brown, Henry M. 




48.00 




Pomeroy, Arthur H. 




48.00 




Winter, Mrs. Mary F. 




48.00 




Clifford, Albert P. 




16.00 











$ 208.00 


PUBLIC LIBRARY 






Appropriation 




S 100.00 




Paid Miss Amelia M. Root 




$ 100.00 




MOTH WORK 






Appropriation 




$ 50.00 




Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle 






$ 29.00 



PATHING SNOW 

I-;. II . Randall and others $ 90.60 

Wm. Simmons 22.00 

Thomas Severance 14.95 

Wm. A. Gelling 7.00 



Austin Hunter 



$ 5.20 



SABIX SCHOOL FUND 



Appropriation 

Order to Frank P. Hall 



$ 50.00 



$ 139.75 



$ 50.00 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 
Ending Jan. 2nd, 1917 

Appropriation $ 50.00 

Received from appropriation $ 30.62 

Received from Rindge fund S 6.00 

Mary Walker fund 6.00 

Warner fund 6.00 

Wilkinson fund 8.00 

Shum way fund 5.00 

Chas. Powers fund 3.00 

Rebecca Spooner fund 6.00 

M. Tourtelotte fund 1.00 

Em el i a Topliff fund 6.00 

Justice Johnson fund 6.00 

Chas. Record fund 4.00 

Clara Walker fund 6.00 

Amos Blackmer fund 3.00 

Lucinda Root fund 3.00 

Luther Fuller fund 3.00 

Asa Spooner fund 4.00 

D. S. Cutter fund . 3.00 

Cleveland, Brustcr & Sears fund 4.00 

Rice fund 3.00 

S. Sibley fund 3.00 

Sherman and Douglas fund 4.00 



Received for work on and care of lots, 1915 
and 1916 



$ 93.00 



$ 91.12 



Total receipts cash 



214.74 



10 



Paid B. A. Sawtelle and help in cemetery S 159.98 

Paid freight and for hauling fertilizer 2.04 

Paid for machine oil .12 

Paid C. F. Paige & Co., fertilizer 3718 

Paid Mrs. Sawtelle, care of flowers 15.00 

Paid postage .42 

Total spent $ 214.74 

1916 

Sept. 28 Received of Mrs. Nellie M. 
Parker and paid to town treasurer, the 
interest of the same to be used for the 
perpetual care and benefit of the Frank 
L. Parker lot $ 50.00 

Oct. 2 Received of R. M. Sly, Athol, 
Mass., the sum of one hundred dollars 
deposited by him in the Athol Savings 
Bank and book for same in hands of 
town treasurer. Said stfm to be a per- 
petual fund for the Hiram Lewis lot, 
and interest to be used for the perpetual 
care and benefit of said lot 100.00 

1917 

Jan. 2 Received of Mrs. Sarah Gray the 
sum of one hundred dollars deposited 
by her in the Athol Savings Bank and 
book for same in hands of town treasur- 
er. Said sum to be a perpetual fund 
for the Adonijah L. Gray lot and the in- 
terest to be used for the care and benefit 

of said lot 100.00 
Total received for perpetual fund $ 250.00 



DAVID M. HUNTER ) 

WM. H. GIFFIX ~ Lemetep 

BENJ. A. SAWTELLE ) Commtss ^ grs 



11 



ROADS AXD BRIDGES 
EDWARD H. RAXDALL, Superintendent 
Lppropriation $ 700.00 

>aid W. H. Walker, man and team 174.13 

Axil Almguest 106.00 

A. O. Parker " 13*.73 

Geo. B. Loux 15.91 

E • H. Randall labor 50.55 

John James 71.94 

Mylon Caswell 56.47 

John Lehan 55.11 

Will Bacon 39.00 

Thomas Severance, Jr. labor 5.25 

O. A. King labor 6.00 

M. Schumerhorn " 16.00 

Selectmen's order 2.54 

F. H. Vaughn, culvert pipe 16.80 

Mylon Caswell, gravel 2.70 

Mrs. Kelley, gravel 2.90 

Jac. Billings " 2.75 

W. H. Giffin, railing 17.28 

Frank Thayer, paint .50 

C. C. Lewis Co. bolts 3.36 

W. H. Walker, posts 4.20 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith 1.10 

Edgar Fewell, labor 1.00 

W. H. Walker, plank 32.50 

S. H. Walker, spikes .88 

Geo. W. Wheeler, labor 1.40 



$ 700.00 



STATE ROAD 



Appropriation 
State granted 



$ 500.00 
950.00 



% 1,450.00 



12 



\V. H. Walker 


, man and 


team 


S 230.01 


Axil Almquist 


* 




195.01 


A. O. Parker 


i . 




186.26 


G. B. Loux 






183.76 


George Smith 


* * 




S2 


E. H. Randall. 


labor 




55.-' 


John James 


. i 




103.70 


A. O. King 


. . 




69.31 


Mylon Caswell 


t ( 




92.25 


Howard White 


. . 




77.75 


John Lehan 


* ■ 




89.75 


L. Graves 


. . 




85 " ; 


Albert Stevens 


■ ■ 




18.00 


Henry Godbeer 


, bound stone 


1.80 


B. and A. R. R 


. , freight 


on stone 


.52 


H. H. Dickinson, spikes 




.20 


F. P. Hall, file 






.15 


W. H. Walker. 


grade stakes 


1.50 


S. H. Walker. « 


supplies 




1.86 


E. A. Moore, blacksmith 




1.50 


W. H. Giffin. railing 




5.04 


H. D. Crane, gravel 




2.50 


F. Manlev.grav 


el 




:. z 


F. H. Vaughn, 


file 


- 


2.8 

5 1,449.99 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT^ 

Paid Lewis H. Blackmcr. printing reports 5 37.93 
C. E. Miller, ballots and dog check book 9.65 

clerk's record book. etc. 6.51 
Walter H. Glazier. 2 trips to Boston. 

blanks, etc. 13.04 
P. B. Swift, bonds for treasurer and 

collector ; ".5<> 

Frank P. Hall, supplies for town 27.71 



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Paid Charles H. Chase, transfer list real es- 
tate $ 4.80 
Jas. D. Kimball, insurance, weights 

and measures 18.92 
Athol Transcript, tax delinquent letters 1.75 
W. & E. E. Gurley, weights and meas- 
ures 13.46 
A. O. Parker, storing scraper 3.00 
Giffin & Hall, water rent 6.00 
David M. Hunter, inspecting meat to 

date 2.63 
Walter H. Glazier, expense to Worcester 4.70 

W. H. Jones, care of town hall, etc. 7.18 

Cecil T. Bagnall, tax bills, etc. 2.08 

Wm. H. Giffin, pr. pedestals 3.00 

H. H. Dickinson, 9 burials 45.00 
Walter H. Glazier, copying valuation 

for state 5.00 
Joseph E. Thrasher, inspector of animals 25.00 

Harry Hess, care of Eester Mason 40.00 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Clarence E. Miller, town clerk, etc. $ 59.95 

Joseph E. Thrasher, balance salary on 1914 30.00 

Wm. R. Carrick, moderator 2 meetings 5.00 

Roy Ellsworth., election officer 6.50 

Wm. S. Douglass, 6.50 

Einwood J. Giffin, " 3.00 

Oscar A. King, " " 1.50 

Wm. H. Giffin, " " 3.50 

David M. Hunter, constable 6.50 

Edwin H. Randall 5.00 

Stephen H. Walker, justice 1916 5.00 

Einwood J. Giffin, auditor 1915 10.00 

F. P. Hall, treasurer 30.00 

Joseph E. Thrasher, part salary 1915 30.00 



$ 314.86 



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Walter H. Glazier, selectman, assessor and 

overseer of poor $ 60.00 

Geo. B. Loux, selectman, assessor and over- 
seer of poor 60.00 

Chas. B. Coit, assessor and overseer 35.00 

$ 357.45 



Total amount of orders drawn $ 3,472.67 

WALTER H. GLAZIER \ Selectmen of 

GEORGE B. LOUX j Greenwich 

Linwood J. Giffin. Auditor 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



For Year aiding Dec. 31 , 1916 

EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME 

ACCOUNT NO. 6 
Sheldon A. Sehmerhorn, board and care 
Stephen H. Walker, clothing, etc. 

E. H. Moore, casket, etc. 

$ 93.51 

ACCOUNT NO. 8 
Walter H. Glazier, expense to Ware 
Ira L. Jones, board and care 

Dr. B. A. Sawtelle, medical attendance 

$ 68.00 

Total expense $ 161.51 

Received from town of Ware, acct. No. 8 65.00 



$ 52.00 


17.01 


24.50 


$ 3.. 00 


55.00 


10.00 



Net expense away from Cooley Home $ 96.51 

Paid Wm. R. Carrick, (Special appropriation) 

for board and care No. 9 $ 250.00 

EXPENSES AT COOLEY HOME 
Fred M. Thrasher, salary for one year to 

Jan. 1, 1917 $ 400.00 



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Stephen H. Walker, grain 


$ 474.33 




Frank L,. Parker, 


202.10 




Ryther & Warren, 


46.05 




E. Cx. Kelley, 


12.25 




Howard H. Dickinson, groceries 


225.08 




E, Kelley, 


9.51 




Frank P. Hall, 


8.76 




Stephen H. Walker, 


J. 60 




J. E. Hess, meat 


24.45 




J. M. Vaughn, meat 


8.93 




Fred M. Thrasher, goods for No. 1 


18.58 




miscellaneous 


27.67 




hay 


25.00 




Belchertown Creamery Co. T butter 


16.23 




Frank Rogers, labor 


103.25 




Frank Murphy, 


35.00 




B. S. Armer, 


5.00 




Geo. L. Mason, 


8.00 




E. A. Moore, blacksmith bill 


12.65 




Wm. Boyd, 14 hens 


17.90 




Joseph L. Thrasher, pork 


20.58 




Miley Soap Co., soap 


8.85 




Geo. B. Loux, fertilizer 


9.25 




pasturage 


12.00 




John H. King, labor (milk room) 


15.57 




E. H. Moore, casket, etc., Xo. 3 


29.00 




Dr. Sawtelle, medical attendance, Xo. 1 


9.00 




3 


1.00 




James D. Kimball, insurance 


12.00 




J. M. Eddy, hay 


7.75 




Hunter Bros., supplies 


7.10 






SI 


,815.44 



IXCOME AT COOLEY HOME 
Milk S 739.05 

Cream L32.36 



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Eggs $ 314.25 

Stock 161.00 

Veal 62.00 

Poultry 69.23 

Pork 25.20 

Potatoes 22.50 

Board 10.00 

$1,535.59 

Net expense at Cooley Home $ 279.85 

INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME 

Farm $ 3,000.00 

2 horses 5 300.00 
9 cows 500.00 

3 yearlings 100.00 

2 calves 20.00 

100 hens, 20 cockerels 100,00 

16 tons hay 315.00 

Farming tools 110.00 

Furniture 100.00 

Provisions 50.00 

Potatoes 40.00 

$1,635.00 



$4,635.00 



INMATES AT COOLEY HOME 
No. 1 52 weeks 

No. 3 28 " 



80 weeks 

WALTER H. GLAZIER ) Overseers 
CHARLES B. COIT \ of 

GEORGE B. LOUX ) the Poor 



Greenwich, Mass. Dec. 31, 1916 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of Assessors 



State tax $ 560:00 

County tax 768.18 

Town grant 3,850.00 

Overlayings upon all taxes 93.61 

Omitted assessments 25.92 

Rate of taxation per $ 1,000 18.00 

PROPERTY EXEMPT PROM TAXATION 

Congregational Church 5 3.100.00 

Independent Liberal Church 2,050.00 

Hillside School 1 2,490.00 

Soldiers' exemption 7,675.00 

Women worth less than S 1,000 3,175.00 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Total valuation S 278,347.00 

value of real estate 218,575.00 

personal estate 59,772.00 

omitted assessments 1,440.00 

Number of polls assessed 144 

exempt 13 

Tax on each poll 5 2.00 

Total number of persons as>cssed 294 

paying tax on property 254 

poll only 40 



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Number of horses assessed 






124 




cows 






221 




neat cattle other than cows 






57 




sheep assessed 






4 




swine 






26 




dwelling- houses assessed 






121 




acres of land 






11,160 




fowls 






5,870 




WALTER H. GLAZIER ) 
GEORGE B. LOUX >• 
CHARLES B. COIT ) 


.Assessors 

of 
Greenwich 



Treasurer's Report 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures tor the Year 
Ending Dec. 31, 1916 

Cash on hand to new account $ 158.23 

Rec'd from county treasurer, refund on dog tax 70.37 

Commonwealth, income Mass. school fund 575.00 

account state highway 150.00 

inspection of animals 22.50 

corporation tax 43.57 

national bank tax 78.92 

tuition of children 123.50 

state aid 256.00 

High school tuition 623.63 

acct. soldiers' exemption 41.28 

state highway loan 950.00 

Town of Ware, acct. of Minnie Wetherbee 65.00 

Ware Savings Bank, interest cemetery funds 76.00 

17.00 

3.00 

147.06 

50.00 

100. (Ml 

100.00 



Athol 

State dept. of weights and measures, ped- 
dler's license fee 
School committee, state reimbursement 

school supt. 
Cemetery commissioner, endowment funds 
F. L. Parker 
Sophia C. Sly 
Adonijah L. Gray 



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Rec'd from People's Savings Bank, Worcester, (bor- 



rowed money) 
Overseers of poor, acct. Cooley home 
J. Iy. Thresher, balance of 1914 tax 
Interest on same 

J. L. Thresher, acct. of 1915 tax 

1916 tax 



Cr. 



$ 5,000.00 

1,535.79 

512.11 

85.83 

1,830.24 

3,240.31 



$ 15,855.34 



Paid Charles F. Gettemy, certifying town notes 
W. B. Segur, M. D., return of births 
Edwin H. Banister, county tax 
State tax 
Deposited in Athol Savings Bank 

F. L. Parker cemetery fund 
Sophia C. Sly 
Adonijah L. Gray 
Paid W. H. Glazier, note and interest 

Peoples' Savings Bank, note and int. 

Selectmen's orders 

Overseers of poor orders 

School committee 

Assessors' certificate, tax abatement 1914 



1915 

1916 



Cash on hand 



LIABILITIES 
One note due Dec. 5, 1917 

ASSETS 
Due on 1915 tax 
" 1916 " 
Due from state on acct. state ajd paid 
Cash on hand 



$ 8.00 

2.00 

768.18 

560.00 

50.00 

100.00 

100.00 

1,230.00 

3,054.54 

3,472.67 

2,226.95 

3,407.79 

29.41 

40.24 

24.05 

781.51 



$ 15,855.34 

$ 2,000.00 

$ 229.23 

2,059.40 

208.08 

781.51 



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SCHOOL FUND 
Sabin school fund $ 103.43 

TRUST FUNDS FOR CARE OF CEMETERY LOTS 



Rindge fund 




$ 100.00 




Wilkinson fund 




300.00 




Shumway fund 




100.00 




Spooner fund 




50.00 




Warner fund 




100.00 




Mary Walker fund 




100.00 




Powers fund 




50.00 




Rebecca Spooner fund 


82.65 




Tourtelotte fund 




25.00 




Topliff fund 




100.00 




Johnson fund 




200.00 




Record fund 




50.00 




Blackmer fund 




50.00 




Clara Walker fund 




100.00 




Root fund 




100.00 




Fuller fund 




100.00 




Sherman & Douglass 


fund 


100.00 




Rice fund 




lOO.Od 




Cutler fund 




100.00 




Pratt fund 




50.00 




Sears, Brewster & CI 


eveland fund 


175.00 




Sibley fund 




100.00 




Gray fund 




100.00 




Sly fund 




100.00 




Parker fund 




50.00 


5 2,482.65 






rest expended 1916 






$ 93.00 


rest available Jan. 1 , 


1917 




$ 333.38 



Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL, Treasure? 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library 



Number of days library has been open 52 

books given out 2,752 

magazines given out 513 

books purchased 50 

donated by Free Public Lib. Commission 35 

magazines subscribed for , 8 

magazines donated 4 

public documents donated 10 

Whole number of volumes 2,840 

Public documents 250 

Circulating department 2,592 

13 volumes have been replaced 

30 from Free Pub. Library Commission, especially 

for schools, not catalogued. 

AMELIA M. ROOT, Secretary 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Appropriation by the town $ 100.00 

From the Bailey and the Spooner fund 28.00 

Received from fines 1.73 

Cash balance from last year 9.05 

— $ 138.78 



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EXPENDITURES 

Paid for books $ 49.66 

magazines 19.50 

librarian 36.4* > 

transportation 13.00 

sundries .65 

expenses .98 

Money on hand 18.59 



- . 58.78 
A. M. ROOT, Treasurer 
HELEN J. NEVINS, Librarian 

BENJAMIN SAWTELLE. M. D. 

WILLIAM S. DOUGLASS 

WILLIAM H. WALKER 7 , 

ELLA M . WALKER J ' ushrs 

LIZZIE HUNTER 

A. M. ROOT J 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library 



Bindloss, Harold. Secret of the reef B51.6 

Bosher, Kate Eangley. People like that B67.6 

Boy scouts' year book B69 

Brown, Alice. The prisoner B81.8 

Burnham, Frances H. Instead of the thorn B94.13 

Canfield, Dorothy. The bent twig C15.3 

Daviess, Marion Thomson. Over Paradise ridge D27.3 

Dix, Beulah Marie. Blithe McBride D64.6 

Eastman, Sophia E. In Old South Hadley G Ea7 

Grey, Zane. Ken Ward in the jungle G87.6 

The border legion G87.7 

Hagar, Geo. J. Plain facts about Mexico P H12 

Harris, Credo. Sunlight patch H24s 

Hay, Ian. The first hundred thousand G Hi 2 
Hodgson, Fred T. The children's library of work 

and play (mechanics) E H66 

Heuston, Ethel. Prudence of the parsonage H89 

Prudence says so H89.2 

Hugo, Victor. The hunch back H88.2 

Jackson, Gabriella E. Wee Winkles and Snowball jjll.3 
Knipe, Emilie B. and Alden A. Polly Trotter, patriot K73 

Eincoln, Joseph. Mary Gusta E63.16 

Eutz, Grace E. H. The finding of Jasper Holt E97.4 



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Lynde, Francis. The real man L99.2 

Macfarlane, Peter C. Held to answer M16 

Maniates, Belle K. Amarilly of clothes line alley M26 

Milton, John. Poems Y M64 

Nicholson, Meredith. 'The proof of the pudding N52.6 
O'Shaughnessy, Mrs. Nelson. A diplomat's wife in 

Mexico F OS7 

Parker, Gilbert. The world for sale P22.9 

Pier, Arthur Stan wood. Jester of St. Timothy's P59 

Porter, Eleanor H. Just David P83.5 

Prouty, Olive Higgins. The fifth wheel P95.2 

Riley, Jas. Whitcomb. Farm rhymes V R45 

Child rhymes V R45.2 

Songs of friendship V R45.3 

Smith, R. \V. Benighted Mexico FSMll 

Stevenson, Rob't Louis. Treasure Island JST4.6 

Stevenson. Overton, Jaqueline. Life of Rob't Louis 

Stevenson E ST4 

Tarkington, Booth. Seventeen T14.7 

Turnbull, Marg't. Handle with care T85.2 
Wiggin, Kate Douglass. The romance of a Christmas 

card W63.15 
Woodhull, John F. The children's library of work 

and play (electricity) L W85 



Report of School Committee 



For the Year ending Dec. JO, 19 16 

RECEIPTS 

Income of state school fund $ 575.00 

Balance from 1915 266.35 

High school tuition 623.63 

Tuition of state children 123.50 

From state, on account of superintendent 147.06 



Expended 




#> ±, /OJ.Ot 

1,587.79 


Unexpended 


$ 147.75 


Town appropriation 


$ 1,800.00 




Income Sabin school fund 


20.00 


$ 1,820.00 






SALARIES 


OF TEACHERS 




Marion Hold en 


$ 264.00 




Elizabeth Pease 


407.00 




Grace Barker 


165.00 




Florence Rogan 


47.50 




Elizabeth Strecker 


32.50 




Ruth Sprague 


20.00 


<2£ n-2^ r\r\ 



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C. C. Richardson, 


salary 










$ 189.20 


* ■ i ' 


ex pen 


se 


of 






3.71 


School Committee 












40.00 


it 


expense 


of 






5.00 

dt "> 7 7 Q 1 




P L J t . V 1 


Tuition 












605.63 


CONVEYANCE 


OF PUPILS 


Lewis Graves 












$ 259.00 


Elmer Powers 












166.50 


Henry Lego 












124.80 


Peter Lego 












115.20 


Lin wood Giffin 












42.00 


B. S. Aimer 












19.50 


H. U. Adams 












38.40 


High School 












65-1.30 

tf 1 I 1 r "n 




c> 1 ,41o. / U 




EXPENDITURES 






Care of rooms 












$ 65.00 


Supplies 












59.99 


Books 












22.13 


Fuel 












44.35 


Water rent 












9.00 


B. A. Sawtelle 












5.75 


Repairs 












5.33 

4t !1 1 "l ^ 




$ £11.03 




S 3,407.79 




W. 

\v. 


H 
R 


. PETRIE 
. CARRICK 




School 
O mmittee 



J. H. KING 
Linwood j. Giffin, Auditor 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Greenwich: 

Herewith is submitted my 
second annual report of schools for the town, the fifteenth un- 
der the Dana superintendency. 

PUPILS CLASSIFIED BY GRADES AND AGES, ATTEND- 
ANCE OF ELEMENTARY GRADES, JANUARY, 1917 



Grades 



Ages 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


16 


Totals 


I 


8 


5 




1 
















14 


II 


1 


3 


1 




1 














6 


III 




1 


2 


3 
















6 


IV 






3 


1 


3 














7 


V 








1 


7 


3 




1 








12 


VI 












? 


3 










5 


VII 














1 










1 


VIII 
















2 


1 


2 


1 


6 


Totals 


9 


9 


6 


6 


11 


5 


4 


3 


1 


2 


1 


57 



SCHOOL ATTENDANCE 
School year, 1915 — 16 



Boys 


Girls 


Pupils 


Av. 


Av. 


Per 


Tardy 


Perf. 


Vis. 


Vis. 








Mem. 


Att. 


Cent 




Att. 


Supt. 


Others 


Village 11 


10 


21 


18 


17 


95 


21 





18 


24 


Plains 17 


12 


29 


21 


19 


92 


60 





19 


32 


Totals 28 


11 


50 


39 


36 


93 


81 





37 


56 



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Fall Term, 1916 

Boys <;ir!s Pupils Av. Av Per Tardy Perf. \ is. vis. 

Mem. Att. Cent ait. Supt. Others 

Village 13 13 26 25 24 96 7 9 6 13 

Plains 19 13 32 26 24 92 21 7 6 15 

Totals 32 26 58 51 48 94 28 16 12 28 

GENERAL TOTALS 

Population of Greenwich, 1915 426 

School children of compulsory school age 60 

Pupils enrolled in the public schools, fall of 1916 58 

Average membership for the same period 51 

Total valuation of the town, 1916 $ 279,787 

Tax rate of the town per $ 1,000 $ ] 8 

Total tax, including 131 polls @ $ 2 $ 5,298.16 

Appropriation for public schools $ 1,800 

Ratio of school appropriation to whole town tax 34$ 

The change of teachers at the Village school at the open- 
ing of the present school year was caused by the resignation 
of Miss Marion Holden in the summer. Miss Holden was a 
strong disciplinarian as well as instructor and thoroughly ap- 
preciated system in her work. The choice of Miss Grace F. 
Barker, an experienced teacher, brought in a hearty spirit and 
less fixed standard, and a certain kind of activity that expresses 
itself freely. 

At the Plains there has been a gradual and even progress 
in discipline and instruction, a growing feeling of confidence 
on the part of the teacher, a faithfulness that produces the 
most careful work, especially thru the upper grades. 

The children at the Plains are various in native qualities 
and tendencies and it is no easy task to keep a spirit of harmo- 
ny among them outside of school. The superintendent is 
1 (leased with the attitude of the pupils in both schools towards 
their officials. 

Speaking of the special subjects, drawing and music, it 
can be said that well prepared specimens of handwork show 



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much skill and the results in music in both schools are compli- 
mentary, while the special song work is unusually well carried 
out at the Village school. 

The proportion of Greenwich students in high school re- 
mains about the same and is much larger because of train facil- 
ities to and fro. But it is not all a good fortune that the gram- 
mar school graduates have to take the train daily to attend 
high school. I do not assume that parents in general are una- 
ware of what is unfavorably called the "conduct on the train" , 
but it may be well for every parent or guardian to be advised 
to insist on some wholesome and helpful restrictions in regard 
to his own children. It would seem to be wholly sound to for- 
bid one's own son riding to and from school in a smoking car; 
to urge one's own daughter to exhibit the qualities of the 
young lady in speech and action in the railroad coach, where 
the best of people are daily riding and have a right to orderly 
and respectful conduct from the rising generation. 

Just before the opening of the present school year, orders 
came from the state thru the board of health for the school 
physician to visit the schools daily to detect any symptons, if 
any, of infantile paralysis. As no signs of this disease ap- 
peared within the first two weeks, the superintendent wrote to 
the state board of health in regard to continuing the physician's 
visits and the reply requested a close watch of the schools 
without continuing the constant visitation. At first the cost 
of this inspection, if long continued, bid fair to be a heavy 
burden to the small town. 

The increased price of school supplies during the pa^:t 
year, especially all kinds of paper, has been serious enough to 
cause much uneasiness. The material w r hich would have cost 
$25 two years ago now costs $ 60 to $75. For instance, the 
most common kind of paper for arithmetic work cost 12 cents 
a package early in 1915, 24 cents in the summer of 1916, and 
is now 38 cents. The publishers of school books sent notices 
in December that the prices of many books would be advanced 
from January 1, 1917. If prices continue to rise it will be 



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neccessary to make some radical change in the kind of material 
to be used in our schools. 

In appreciation of the helpfulness rendered by all people 
who are interested in the advancement of the public schools, 
this report is 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARGES C. RICHARDSON, 
Superintendent of Schools 

REPORT OF DRAWING SUPERVISOR 

Mr. Charles C. Richardsoii^ 

Supt. of Schools :- 
Dear Sir:- 

I submit my annual report. 

So few changes have been made in the Art Course in the schools that 
my reports of previous years explain the ground covered. 

The course in Representative Drawing as advocated by the State 
Normal School will receive some attention in the lower grades, and if 
continued next year in the higher grades, should develop in the pupils a 
greater power of self-expression. 

Although Art Education is coming to be more generally appreciated, 
there are still those who consider it unnecessary. 

The following paragraph printed in a Bulletin of the United States 
Bureau of Education may show how the subject is regarded by broad- 
minded educators: 

1 'Drawing today is but one chapter in the great volume which is be- 
ing compiled in our public-school courses of study. We may name this 
volume 'Art Education', and we shall find that it contains many chapters 
besides drawing, such as painting, design, manual training, shop work, 
the crafts, domestic art, industrial education. 

"It is true that art instruction must teach children to draw. It must 
do t'nis for the same reason that instruction in reading must teach children 
to recognize and form written words, to combine words in sentences, and 
to compose sentences in paragraphs for the expression of thought. Draw- 
ing is expression just as written language is expression. Dut ability to 
draw is not the only result for which art instruction should aim. There 
is another result as much greater in value to the average man as the ability 
to enjoy good literature is greater than the ability to use grammatical 
speech; and that result is the ability to perceive and enjoy beauty wherev- 



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er beauty is manifested. It is in its power to stimulate good taste and to 
open the 'gate of appreciation' that art education justifies that time and 
money spent upon it. ' ' 

In closing, allow me to express my thanks to superintendent and 
teachers. 

Respectfully, 

L. FLORENCE ROGAX, 
Supervisor of Drawing. 



REPORT OF MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

Mr. Charles C. Richardson , 
Superintendent of Schools^ 
Greenwich^ Mass. 

In compliance with your request I herewith submit my first report as 
Music Supervisor in the schools of Greenwich. 

As I am more familiar with the work of graded schools, I was un- 
usually surprised to find such a good musical foundation begun in the 
district schools here. I a:n pleased to find all the up-to-date methods of 
The New Educational System already employed. 

During the Fall term most of the music period was devoted to sing- 
ing,-- learning to read accurately and rapidly at sight, and to sing with 
expression. I wish to emphasize the importance of individual work,-- 
preferably by use of the Weber graded slips, with which the schools are 
supplied. The quality of tone lias improved, and we are troubled with 
but few monotones. 

If there be any weak point in the music of the schools, it is in the 
technicalities of music, and upon such shall the work of the "Winter term 
be bnsed. During the Spring term more time will be given to details of 
expression, learning to follow the baton, and a brief outline of Music 
History. These several phases of music will aid in music appreciation. 
In general, great progress in the school music is inevitable. 

I wish to thank the teachers and superintendent for their prompt 
cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
RUTH C. SPRAGUE, 
Supervisor of Music. 



Honor Roll 



Pupils only who have been members the whole time and have not 
been absent, tardy, or excused. 

WINTER TERM OF 1916 
Greenwich Village 

Raymond Randall 

SPRING TERM OF 1916 
Greenwich Village 

Mary Bebooski 
Edward Fielding 

Iyindolph Parker 



Greenwich Plains 



Greenwich Village 



Greenwich Plains 



Clarence Coit 
Doris Williams 

FALL TERM OF 1916 

Annie Babbit 
Helen Bebooski 
Eva Hall 

Frances Hall 

Asa King 

Herman Charles King 

Lindolph Parker 

Lawrence Randall 

Raymond Randall 

Robert Churchill 
Sylvia Churchill 
Truman Churchill 
Emily Coit 



35 



Everett Coit 
Clifton Graves 
Doris Williams 

Graduated from Plains School June 16, 1916 

Fanny Williams 

TUITION PUPILS 
thus far this school vear. 



VILLAGE SCHOOL 



Annie Babbitt 
Alfred Garland 
Doris Green 
Clarence Stanton 
George Stanton 
Harry Stanton 
Alice Whittaker 



Adelard Dragon 
Albert Dragon 
George Dragon 
Elsie Lavin 
Hilda Lavin 
Edna Lyman 
Edson Lyman 
Eva Lyman 
Christine McKinnon 
Dominick Merino 
Lena Merino 
Sullivan Merino 



PLAINS SCHOOL 



PUPILS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL 



Name 



Blanche Armstrong 
Peter Billings 
Eva Lego 
Frederick Lego 
Raymond Lego 
Alice Randall 
Stanley Wheeler 
Ora Merritt 
Dorothy Hall 
Doris Parker 
Edna Gelling 
Paul Gelling 



School 
Athol 



Palmer 
Springfield 

Ware 



School Calendar, 1917-18 



1917 
March 9, Winter Term closes — 12 weeks. 
March 10-25, Vacation of two weeks. 
March 26, Spring Term commences. 
June 15, Spring Term closes— 12 weeks. 

September 3, Fall Term commences. 
November 23, Fall Term closes — 12 weeks. 
November 24-December 2, Vacation of one week, 
December 3, Winter Term commences. 
December 22-January 6, Vacation of two weeks. 

1918 
March 8, Winter Term closes — 12 weeks. 
March 9-24, Vacation of two weeks. 
March 15, Spring Term commences. 
June 14, Spring Term closes — 12 weeks. 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME 

1917 

Washington's Birthday February 11 

Patriots' Day April 19 

Memorial Day May 30 

Labor Day September 3 

Columbus Day October 12 



Assessors' Valuation List 



AND 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 

GREENWICH ,-m 

FOR THE YEAR 



o^,^, 



1 9 17 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 
1918 



\ 



Valuation and Taxes 



Names Valuation Total Ta: 



Adams, Herbert D. Poll, 3 horses 150, 7 

cows 315, 2 yearlings 30, 130 fowls 82, 

house 400, barn 500, carriage house 50, 

farm 57a 1000 2527. 43.70 

Aiken, John F. Poll, 40 fowls 15, house 500, 

barn 300, hen house 25, house lot 2a 150 . 975 18.34 
Alden, William F. House 500, house lot 2a 

100. Ex. 
Armer, Burt S. Poll, horse 25, cow 50, two- 
year old 35, 36 fowls 12, o. p. 138 260 6.29 
Armer, Mary E. House 400, barn 150, farm 

60a 450 1000 16.50 

Abbott, Fred. Poll 2.00 

Adams, L,ucille R. House 200, barn 100, 

farm 20a 200. Ex. 500 

Bacon, Ernest. Poll 2.00 

Bacon, John. Poll, house 150, barn 25, 

house lot la 50 225 5.71 

Bacon, William L. Poll 2.00 

Barlow, Ellis A. Poll 2.00 

Barlow, George F. Poll 2.00 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 
Names Valuation Total Tax 

Barlow, Mrs. Clara. Horse 100, 9 cows 450, 

200 fowls 135, house 300, barn 200, 2 hen 

houses 50, farm 80a 950 2185 36.05 

Beals, Leroy B. heirs or devisees. House 150, 

barn 50, land 10a 100. Ex. 300 4.95 

Beals, Nathan A. House 250, 2 barns 200, 

farm 41a 750. Ex.1000 200 3.30 

Billings, Catherine R. 4 cows 190, 2 yearlings 

70, house 400, barn 100, farm 360a 375 1135 18.73 

Boutin, Lucy P. House 400, 2 barns 300, 

farm 20a 300 1000 16.50 

Billings, Joseph T. Poll, 6 cows 270, bull 35, 

2 horses 300, barn 250, house 250, ice and 

milk house 50, farm 20a 150, Haskell lot 

60a 700, Hannum lot 24a 100, Sears lot 30a 

250, Fuller lot 30a 200 2550 44.16 

Bishop, Mrs. Lilla. House 800, barn 200, 

house lot 3^a 200, Leonard lot 12a 50, o. p. 

600 
Bombard, Moses. Poll, farm 9a 250, o. p. 10 
Brooks, Burt V. Poll 

Brooks, Ina A. House 600, house lot 2^a 200 
Brown, Henry M. House 500, house lot 75. 

Ex. 
Blackmer, Roy L- Poll, house 450, barn 200, 

land 12a 225, o. p. 200 1075 19.74 

Caswell, Mylon E. Poll, house 750, barn 150, 

house lot 50, horse 75 1025 18.92 

Carrick, William R. Poll, house 550, barn 200, 
hen house 25, carriage house 50, Root lot 
75a 260, Newton lot 80a 240, Newton lot 
60a 180, home farm 75a 750, 3 horses 250, 
5 cows 190, 2 two-year olds 60, 2 yearlings 
50, 40 fowls 15, o. p. 150 2970 51.01 

Chamberlain, Augusta M. House 2000, house 



1850 


30.53 


250 


6.29 




2.00 


800 


13.20 



1275 


11.97 


800 


13.20 




2.00 


2325 


38.37 




2.00 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

lot 100 2100 34.65 

Chapman, Trelawney C. Horse 25, 2 cows 75, 

yearling 25, o. p. 50, house 350, barn 200, 

hen house 50, farm 80a 350, 20a 150. Ex. 

350 
Cheese Mfg. Co. Bldg. 750, lot 50 
Churchill, Fred A. W. Poll 
Churchill, Frances B. 2 horses 100, 5 cows 

275, 2 two-year olds 60, 2 yearlings 40, 

house 350, barn 300, farm 195a 1200 
Churchill, Fred W. Poll 
Chapin, Arthur L. Poll, horse 100, 2 cows 90, 

swine 25, 400 fowls 285, o. p. 100, house 

750, barn 150, hen houses 350, farm 13a 

250 2100 36.65 

Clark, Naomi E. Estate. House 500, barn 

450, store house 200, farm 80a 1100, Shaw 

lot 23a 250, Clark farm 100a 1000, o. p. 

845 4345 71.70 

Clark, James F. Horse 50, cow 40. Ex. 
Clifford, Mrs. Addie. Cottage 750, lot 75. 

Ex. 
Clifford, Albert P. Ex. 

Clifford, Carl M. Poll 2.00 

Clifford, Lucy A. Horse 100, house 200, barn 

100, 2 hen houses 50, land 4a 50, fowls 7 507 8.37 

Clifford, Rutherford A. Poll, horse 75, boat 

house 25, pond lot 18a 100 200 5.31 

Clapp, Clifton. Poll, cow 40, 140 fowls 90, 
o. p. 25, house 350, hen house 50, land 
3a 75 , 630 12.40 

Coit, Charles B. Poll, cow 45, horse 75, house 
750, barn 200, hen house 50, house lot 50, 
Alden house 350, Alden barn 250, carriage 
house 50, farm 50a 800, Pierce lot 30a 800 4295 72.87 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THK TOWN OF GREENWICH 



NaiiH-s 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



Coit, Edgar W. Poll, horse 50, 5 cows 275, 

two-year old 35, yearling 20, 45 fowls 18 
Comee, Etta M. House 500, house lot 25. 

Ex. 
Crane, Harry D. Poll, horse 100, cow 50, 

200 fowls 150, o. p. 250 
Crane, Mrs. Cassie D. House 700, barn 300, 

hen houses 700, farm 22a 450 
Curtis, Hermon W. Poll, 3 horses 300, 2 

cows 90, swine 25, 100 fowls 60 
Curtis, Mrs. Emma. House 900, barn 500, 

hen houses 100, farm 65a 500 
Closson, Luke W. Poll, 2 cottages 1000, 2 

lots 150 

Dickinson, Howard H. Poll, stock in trade 
1000, horse 150, cow 60, house 300, 
barn 300, hen house 25, house lot 2a 50, 
Earl lot 50 

Dickinson, Ruby C. House 400, barn 100, 
house lot 100 

Douglass, Miss C. C. House 750, barn 150, 
store house 50, house lot 100 

Douglass, Wm. S. Poll, house 850, barn300, 
shop 100, farm 47a 700 

Duncan, Mrs. Jane. House 650, barn 200, 
house lot 50. Ex. 

Drinkwater, Charles A. Poll, 2 horses 200, 
4 cows 180, 700 fowls 510, 2 houses 400, 
barn 150, store house 150, hen houses 
700, o. p. 300, farm 200a 2000, Davis 
lots 76a 300, Davis Mt. lot 2a 50 

Dixon Roy. Poll 

Dow, Fred H. Poll, o. p. 40 

Dow, Lora M. Horse 50, cow 40, 85 fowls 
48. o. ]). 10, house 250, barn LOO, corn 



398 6.57 



550 


11.08 


2150 


35.48 


475 


9.84 


2000 


33.00 


1150 


20.98 



1935 


35.41 


600 


9.90 


1050 


17.33 


1950 


34.18 



4940 83.52 

2.00 

40 2.66 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



1398 


23.08 




2.00 


1342 


22.15 


1000 


16.51 




2.00 



Names Valuation Total Tax 

house 25, hen house 25, farm 90a 850 
Edson, Lester. Poll 
Edson, Mrs. Carrie. Cow 45, 150 fowls 97, 

house 250, barn 150, farm 84a 700, 

Plain, lot 25a 100 
Ellsworth, Mrs. Ila M. House 750, barn 

100, house lot 100, o. p. 50 
Ellsworth, Roy. Poll 

Faverio, Eouis. Poll 2.00 

Faverio, Mrs. Gertrude. 2 horses 200, 2 

cows 150, yearling 30, 180 fowls 120, 

stock in trade 500, house 1000, barn 300, 

grain house 150, hen houses 250, brood- 
er house 500, cottage 50, farm 210a 1500 5750 94.88 
Frew, Edward A. Poll, 2 horses 300, 10 

cows 500, o. p. 30, house 1000, barn 500, 

silo 100, corn house 50, hen house 25, 

farm 120a 1500 4005 68.09 

Felton, Webster F. Poll, horse 50, 7 cows 

395, yearling 20, 200 fowls 135, o. p. 80, 

house 200, barn 400, hen house 50, farm 

65a 600, Pomeroy lot 16a 300 2230 38.80 

Fewell, Edgar O. Poll, horse 50, 3 cows 135, 

38 fowls 13, o. p. 200, £ house 400, h 

barn 150, garage 50, £ farm 20a 200 1198 21.77 

Fewell, William H. Poll, i house 400, h 

barn 150, hen house 25, i farm 200 775 14.79 

Fewell, William B. Poll 2.00 

Fewell, Grace J. House 750, house lot 9a 

1000, Hannum lot 20a 200, Spooner lot 

14a 100, Sturtevant lot 5a 35 1185 19.56 

Flanders, Robert L. Poll, cottage 200, barn 

300, hotel 1800, bowling alley 100, shed 

50, farm 80a 800 3550 60.58 

Fuller, George A., M. D. Poll, house 950, 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 
Names Valuation Total Tax 

barn 200. shop 25, hen house 50, fowls 

30, house lot 225 1450 26.43 

Fuller, Herbert. Poll 2.00 

Gam well, George M. Poll, ? house 400, i 

barn 50, i house lot 50 500 . 10.25 

GarnweH, Mrs. George M. Fowls 67 67 1.12 

Gelling, William A. Poll 2.00 

Giffin & Hall. o. p. 500 8.25 

Giffin, Linwood J. Poll, personal 125, 

Blackmer lot 25a 250 375 8.20 

Giffin, William H. Poll, stock in trade 400, 

o. p. 600, house 750, barn 150, shop 25, 

garage 100, house lot 50, Woods lot 8a 

300 2375 41.19 

Glazier, W. H. Poll, 2 horses 50, 2 cows 75, 

two-year old 35, house 400, barn 300, hen 

house 50, farm 150a 1450 
Gould, Mrs. Eliza. House 500, barn 150, 

house lot 2a 200, 3 lots 40. Ex. 500 
Graves, Lewis. Poll, 2 horses 125, 2 cows 

70 
Graves, Mrs. Ruth. House 250, barn 100, 

silo 100, farm 20a 200, Churchill lot 5a 

75 
Graves, Roy L. Poll, house 650, house lot 

50 
Hale, Earl L. Poll, 85 fowls 48, o. p. 242, 

Russell lot 15a 200 
Hale, Samuel E. Poll, horse 25, 3 cows 

135, 40 fowls 15, house 300, barn 200, 

corn and wagon house 50, farm 33a 400 1440 25.76 

Hall, Frank P. Poll, stock in trade 2500, 
horse 50, 2 hogs 50, Post office block 
2400, lot 100 5100 86.15 

Hall, Mrs. Luella C. House 1600, barn 300, 

house lot 100, 2000 LOO 



360 


40.94 


390 


5.61 


195 


5.22 


725 


11.97 


700 


13.55 


490 


10.09 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

Hall, Mrs. Luella and Martha. Cottage 600, 

lot 150 750 12.39 

Haskell and Towne. Cottage 600, lot 75, 675 11.14 

Harrington, Mrs. Martha J. House 400, 

barn 200, shed 50, farm 30a 350, Plain 

lot 15a 75, Haskell lot 16a 100, o. p. 

500 1675 27.64 

Holden, Mrs. Helen. Est. House 450, 

house lot 50, o. p. 200 700 11.55 

Hunter, Austin. Poll, 2 horses 200, 9 cows 

485, 2 oxen 200, 3 two-year olds 150, 

yearling 20, 3 swine 45, 100 fowls 60, 

house 500, barn 400, wagon house 50, 

hen house 25, farm 150a 2000, Northam 

lot 50a 800, Bond lot 12a 200, swamp lot 

13a 25, Plain lot 7a 100 5260 88.80 

Hunter, Myron. Poll, o. p. 150 150 4.48 

Hunter Bros. 2 horses 150, 13 cows 715, 

two-year old 40, 2 yearlings! 55, bull 

60, 3 swine 45, 128 fowls 81, o. p. 100, 

house 1000, barn 500, wagon house 50, 

corn house 25, farm 165a 3500 6321 104.31 

Hunter, Edward M. Poll, Manly lot 30a 

300, Pomeroy lot 12a 100, Old Grove lot 

25a 100 500 10.25 

Hunter, David M. Poll 2.00 

Hunter, Henry E. Poll 2.00 

Hunter, Harry E. Poll 2.00 

Hunter, George E. Poll, 2 horses 100, 3 

cows 130, two-year old 50, 60 fowls 30, 

o. p. 368, house 300, barn 400, shop 100, 

garage 25, Johnson lot 7a 75, Ayers lot 

10a 100, Phipps lot 15a 75, farm 40a 400 2153 37.76 
Januszajtis, Anthony. Poll, 2 horses 125, 9 

cows 485, 2 yearlings 45, 6 sheep 30, 



10 VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

house 400, barn 350, shed 25, silo 100, 

farm 155a 1400, Lincoln farm 100a 450 3515 60.01 

Johnson, Fannie L. Horse 75, 2 cows 75, 

o. p. 500, 550 fowls 437, house 500, 

barn 300, hen houses 300, store house 

200, wagon house 100, engine house 50, 

house lot 4a 300, Powers lot 8a 250, 

Walker lot 4a 200 3287 54.25 

Johnston, Henry D. Poll 2.00 

Johnston, Richard H. Poll 2.00 

Johnston, Lewis. Poll 2.00 

Johnston, Harold. Poll 2.00 

Jones, Ira L. Horse 175, house 450, barn 

100, shed 50, house lot 2a 200 975 16.09 

Jones, Mrs. Martha. 100 fowls 70, house 

350, barn 100, hen house 50, house lot 

2a 125 
Jones, William H. Poll 

Kehl, Carl G. Poll, horse 50, o. p. 50 
Kehl, Myra A. House 250, barn 150, farm 

95a 400 
Kelley, Mrs. and Misses. 70 fowls 37, house 

900, barn 400, house lot 4a 200, Towne 

lot 30a 300 1837 30.31 

Kelley, Lillian. Cottage 250, Douglass lot 

20a 400, Walker lot 30a 300 950 15.68 

Kelley, Nellie M. Plain lot 18a 400 400 6.60 

King, John H. Poll, horse 125, 2 cows 125, 

yearling 20, 40 fowls 18, house 450, barn 

100, farm 56a 350 1188 21.60 

King, Edward T. Poll, 11 horses 900, 9 

cows 350, ox 60, 2 two-year olds 60, 4 

yearlings 75, bull 30, 3 swine 60, 30 

fowls 17, o. p. 33, farm barn 300, store 

house 25, Powers house 1100, Powers 



695 


11.48 




2.00 


100 


3.65 


800 


13.20 






VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 11 



Names Valuation Total Tax 



barn 200, hay barn 150, farm 33a 300, 

house lot 15a 200, hotel lot 25a 200, 

Douglass lot 55a 250, Haskell lot 4a 55, 

Russell lot 16a 400, Cutler lot 36a 800, 

school house lot ia 25, Avers, Fewell & 

Brooks lot 60a 600, Abbott lot 12a 100, 

Alden lot 33a 1000, Jones meadow lot 3a 

75, building lot ]a 50, Davis lot 2a 50 7445 124.85 

King", Mrs. Margaret. 40 fowls 15, Wheel- 
er house 600, Wheeler barn 200, Wheeler 

shop 525, shop site 25, Wheeler farm 17a 

500, Bacon lot ia 100 1765 29.13 

King, Oscar A. Poll, horse 75, cow 40, 25 

fowls 5, house 300, barn 150, hen house 

25, farm 100a 4000 4595 77.82 

King, Willis R. Poll, stock in trade 50, 

horse 75, o. p. 265 
Kitt, Frank J. Poll, o. p. 40 

Labare, Adolphus. Poll, 2 horses 100, cow 

30, house 400, barn 150, farm 100a 500 
Leary, Daniel P. Poll, o. p. 700 
Lego, Henry R. Poll, 2 horses 80, cow 60, 

yearling 40, 600 fowls 435, o. p. 350, 

house 300, barn 250, hen houses 400, 

farm 75a 500 2415 41.86 

Lego, Peter E. Poll, 2 horses 100, two-year 

old 35, 400 fowls 285, o. p. 25 445 9.35 

,ego, Mrs. Peter E. House 350, barn 125, 

hen houses 200, farm 15a 200, meadow 

10a 50 925 15.26 

Leonard, Chas. E., heirs or devisees. House 

100, King lot 15a 100, part of farm 20a 

150 ' 350 5.78 

Lincoln, John V. Poll, 2 horses 150, 4 cows 

180, 2 two-year olds 75, 2 yearlings 60, 



390 


8.44 


40 


2.66 


180 


19.48 


700 


13.55 



3835 


65.29 


20 


2.33 




2.00 



12 VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

swine 25, 50 fowls 22, house 400, barn 

250, shed 75, farm 28a 400, Bruce lot 40a 

250, Sturtevant lot 40a 300, Sly lot 10a 

75, Olds lot 10a 50 2312 40.15 

Litch, Mrs. Ella. House 500, barn 100, shed 

25, farm 20a 200 825 14.10 

Loux, George B. Poll, 3 horses 350, 13 cows 

585, 2 two-year olds 55, 3 yearlings 45, 

house 800, barn 500, shed 50, silo 50, 

farm 100a 1000, Vaughan lot 10a 75, 

Powers lot 10a 75 
Loux, Andrew J. Poll, 38 fowls 13, o. p. 7 
LaGrant, Fred. Poll 

Mason, Mrs. Fannie. House 550, barn 300, 

shed 50, farm 80a 700, 1550 25.58 

Mason, George H. Poll, 2 horses 100, 3 

cows 120, 2 two-year olds 80, 2 year- 
lings 50, 2 swine 40 390 8.44 
Mason, George L. Poll, machinery 200, o. 

p. 213 413 6.82 

Mason, Lester. Poll, o. p. 100 100 3.65 

Merritt, Andrew J. Poll, stock in trade 

200, horse 200, Warren Inn 2400, barn 

450, Riverside barn 300, farm 11a 300, 

house lot la 150 
Miller, Clarence E. Poll, horse 100, house 

550, house lot 50, sprout lot 11a 50 
Moline, Andrew J. Poll 
Moore, Charles A. Poll, wood lot 50a 800, 

o. p. 600, King lot 22a 400 
Moore, Emory A. Poll, stock in trade 200, 

blacksmith shop 700, shop site 50 
Moore, Mrs. Emory A. House 750, house 

lot 50 
Morgan, Mrs. Nancy. 3 horses 200, 12 cows 



4000 


68.00 


750 


14.38 




2.00 


1800 


31.70 


950 


17.69 


800 


13.20 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OE GREENWICH 13 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

540, colt 100, 50 fowls 22, house 450, 

barn 1000, hen house 25, silo 100, farm 

142a 1725 ' 4162 68.67 

Nevins, Mrs. George. House 750, house lot 

6a 100, barn 100, cottage 500, lot 75, 

Johnson lot 25a 200 1725 28.47 

Nevins, Mrs. and Miss. House 700, house 

lot 100, barn 150. Ex. 
Newton, Henry E. Poll 2.00 

Newton, Mrs. Lavilla. Stock in trade 200, 

horse 75, farm 27a 550, house 1500, barn 

300, store house 25 2650 43.73 

Parker, Abel O., heirs or devisees. Baily 

barn 200, barn lot 5a 150, Baily lot 30a 

550, Baily hill 110a 550, Lincoln lot 75a 

750, Spooner.lot 5a 250 2450 40.43 

Parker, Mrs. Abel O. House 750, barn 300, 

carriage house 50, house lot 150 1250 20.63 

Parker, Mrs. Nellie M. House 1000, barn 

350, house lot 50, Morse house *200, 

Morse barn 50, Morse lot 2a 200, 80 

fowls 45 2245 37.05 

Parker, Webster M. Poll, 5 horses 450, 8 

cows 440, 3 two-year olds 125, 7 year- 
lings 200 1215 22.04 
Parker, Miss L,ucy A. House 750, wood 

house 50, house lot 3a 200 1000 16.50 

Parkhurst, Pliny. Poll, horse 75, house 500, 

barn 100, hen house 25, farm 13a 700, 

house lot 50 1450 25.93 

Petrie, William H. Poll, 2 horses 200, 6 

cows 240, 2 two-year olds 80, bull 50, 

yearling 35, 80 fowls 45, o.p. 25, house 

300, 2 barns 500, hen house 50, farm 50a 

550 2075 36.24 



14 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



Randall, Edwin H. Poll 

Retfield, George. Poll, 2 cows 70, horse 50, 

swine 20, house 250, barn 150, farm 131a 

800 
Ramsdell, Ruth L. House 300, barn 250, 

house lot 25. Ex. 
Rice, Lyman, heirs or devisees. Horse 25. 

house 750, barn 200, shed 25. house lot 

100, Fuller lot 18a 400 
Richards, James L. Poll, o. p. 80 
Richards, Mary, heirs or devisees. House 

300, barn 200, farm 86a 1000, Plain lot 

5a 50 
Rogers, Frank. Poll, house 250, barn 100, 

farm 7a 100 
Reed, Guy. Poll 
Root, Albert L. Poll, horse 50, house 400, 

barn 200, cider mill 50, house lot 3a 75, 



1850 

275 



1200 



32.5^ 
6.74 



Phipps, George E. Poll, stock in trade 300, 

2 horses 250, house 150, barn shed 50, 

barn 50, house lot la 50, farm 45a 500, 

Felton farm 80a 500 
Pierce, Clarence. Poll, o. p. 275 
Pomeroy, Arthur H. Poll, house 750, barn 

400, hen house 100, farm 120a 1200. 

Ex. 
Powers, Elmer L. Poll 
Powers, Robert. Poll 
Powers, Mrs. Dora. 3 horses 100, 6 cows 

255, house 500, barn 100, shop 75, bldg. 

lot 50. farm 30a 150 
Powers, Susan. House 500, barn 150, hen 

house 50, Barrows barn 50, farm 75a 450, 

Barrows farm 140a 1200, Brown lot 25a 

100 



2.00 
2.00 



1180 20.30 



2500 


41.25 




2.00 


1370 


24.60 


575 




1500 


24.76 


80 


3.32 


1550 


25.58 


450 


9.43 




2.00 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 15 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

Doake lot 26a 100, Pomeroy lot 10a 25, 
Porter lot 20a 100 1000 18.51 

Root, Miss Amelia. House 300, barn 150, 

farm 140a 2000, 9 acre lot 200 2650 43.73 

Sawtelle, Benjamin A., M.D. Poll, 2 horses 

150, 3 cows 150, 2 yearlings 50 350 7.78 

Sawtelle, Mrs. Elizabeth C. House 750, 

barn 150, hen house 25, farm 26a 400, 

Douglass lot 3a 100 1425 23.52 

Schmerhorn, Sheldon E. Poll 2.00 

Schmerhorn, Mrs. Bertha J. Horse 50, 3 

cows 130, yearling 30, house 500, barn 

250, Thomas barn 150, farm 50a 600, 

Thomas farm 100a 750 2460 40.60 

Schmerhorn, Morris. Poll 2.00 

Severance, Thomas. Poll, 2 horses 150, 7 

cows 320, yearling 25, swine 12, 50 fowls 

22, house 300, barn 300, shed 25, farm 

120a 1000 
Severance, George. Poll 
Severance, Thomas Jr. Poll 
Simmons, William. Poll, o. p. 150 
Society, Cong. House 600, barn 100, house 

lot 50 
Society, Ind. Liberal. Barn 300, barn lot 25 
Stockwell, Simon M. Horse 125. Ex. 
Stockwell, Mrs. Fannie. House 600, barn 

100, house lot 50, Jordon lot 12^a 125, 

Jordon lot 17£a 300, bldg. lot ia 75, 

Ex. 875 
Smith, George E. Poll, 4 horses 575, cow 

40, yearling 25, 3 swine 70 
Stevens, Albert A. Poll, house 450, house 

lot 50 
Stone, Madison J. Poll, cottage 100, lot £a 



154 


37.55 




2.00 




2.00 


150 


4.48 


750 


12.39 


325 


5.37 



375 


6.19 


710 


13.72 


500 


10.25 



16 VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

1 

75 175 4.89 

Stuart, Andrew. Poll 2.00 

Thayer, Frank A. Poll, horse 175, 2 cows 

100, 2 swine 40, 400 fowls 285 675 13.14 

Thrasher, Fred M. Poll 2.00 

Thrasher, Harrison L,. Poll, horse 50, o. p. 

150 200 5.30 

Thrasher, Joseph L- Poll, 2 horses 150, 6 

cows 270, 2 yearlings 35, 3 swine 100, 

75 fowls 41, house 350, barn 250, shed 

25, farm 50a 700, Paige meadow 12a 50 1971 34.52 

Thrasher, Samuel E. Poll, o. p. 50 50 2.83 

Towne, Edmond L. Poll, 100 fowls 60, 

o. p. 300, hen house 50 410 8.77 

Twibles, Actkinson. Poll, 2 horses 200, 

7 cows 315, two-year old 50, swine 25, 

75 fowls 41, house 500, barn 300, silo 75, 

hen house 25, farm 60a 800, Pomeroy 

lot 23a 200, Chatman lot 2a 25 2656 44.19 

Upton, Edward L. Poll, horse 75, cow 60, 

yearling 30, 275 fowls 191, house 350, 

barn 250, hen houses 25, farm 22a 200, 

o. p. 300 1481 26.44 

Uracious, Cyprian W. Poll, 2 horses 125, 

14 cows 630, two-year old 30, yearling 

25, o. p. 10, house 1000, barn 400, store 

house 50, silo 100, farm 100a 1000 3370 . 57.61 

Vaughan, Fred H. Poll, stock in trade 500, 

o. p. 600, store house 200, coal shed 25 1325 23.87 

Vaughan, Mrs. Nellie. House 1500, barn 

300, house lot 100, Church lot 150 2050 33.83 

Vaughan, Jesse M. Poll, stock in trade 500, 

2 horses 350, 70 fowls 37, o. p. 450, 

house 800, barn 300, hen house 25, farm 

15a 500 2962 50.89 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THK TOWN OF GREENWICH 17 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

Vaughan, Martin E. Horse 50, house 400, 

barn 200, hen house 25, house lot 6a 100, 

Plain lot 16a 100. Ex. 
Vaughan, Sylvanus. Poll, 2 cows 110, 

yearling 25, 45 fowls 19 154 4.55 

Walker, Charles D. Poll, house 800, house 

lot 50 850 16.03- 

Walker, George A. Poll, 2 horses 200, 6 

cows 270, 4 two-year olds 100, o. p. 73, 

house 350, barn and silo 350, farm 127a 

1000 2343 40.66 

Walker, Stephen H. Poll, stock in trade 

1000, o. p. 500 1500 26.75 

Walker Grain Co. Stock in trade 1500 1500 24.75 

Wheeler, George W. Horse 35, cow 50, 

house 250, barn 100, farm 85a 850, farm 

80a 1000, sprout land 10a 25, Sly lot 50a 

100. Ex. 1200 
Wheeler, Stanley. Poll 
Wheeler, John A. Poll, house 400, barn 

150, farm 40a 400, Plain lot 33a 500, 

Lincoln lot 33a 300 
Worcester, Asa C. Poll, house 25 
Walker, William H. Poll, stock in trade 

1000, machinery 1000, 4 horses 350, 3 

cows 140, house 900, barn 300, house lot 

100, store and tenement 1500, store site 

100, store house 100, site 25, ice house 

50, saw and grist mill 1000, land and 

water power 10^a 1000, box shop 950, 

box shop site 50, Bailey lot 70a 1500, 

Butterfield lot 100, Hale lot 20a 200, 

Powers lot 42^a 350, Russell lot 45a 500, 

school hill lot 60a 500, ledge lot 2a 10, 

Snow lot 35a 225, Warner lot 13a 100, 



1210 


18.57 




2.00 


1750 


30.88 


25 


2.42 



18 VALUATION AND TAXES OF THK TOWN OF GREENWICH 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

Whipple lot 30a 75 12125 202.07 

Winter, George L,., heirs or devisees. House 

800, barn 300, hen houses 300, house lot 

2a 300, Record lot 3a 150, Bailey lot 4a 

200 2050 33.83 

Zappey, John. Poll 2.00 



Non-Residents 



Names Valuation Total Tax 



SPRINGFIELD 
Buckholz, Hermoii. Cottage 800, 7 lots l*a 

525 
Burgin, Alfred. Cottage 600, lot 75, boat 

house 50, garage 50 
Butter field, Mrs. Dolly. House 350, barn 

100, house lot ia 100. Ex. 
Boston & Albany R. R. Land 3a 300 
Carlton, Dudley, M. D. Cottage 700, lot 75 
Cohn, Julius. Lot 75 
Eaton, Philip A. Thomas lot 12a 300 
Finderson, John G. Lot ia 75 
Green, Edward S. House 850, house lot ^a 

50 
Howe, William F. Rogers lot 10a 100 
Englehard, Frank. Cottage 1000, 4 lots la 

300 
Linquist, John. Sprout land 5a 50 
Mansfield and Daggett. Cottage 500, lot ia 

75 575 9.49 

Sackett, Bessie E. Cottage 800, Cooper cot- 



1325 


21.87 


775 


12.79 


300 


4.95 


775 


12.79 


75 


1.24 


300 


4.95 


75 


1.24 


900 


14.85 


100 


1.65 


1300 


21.45 


50 


.83 



20 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



1600 


26.40 


575 


9.49 


400 


6.60 


700 


11.55 



4200 


69.30 


25 


.42 


1000 


16.50 



tage 500, land 4a 300 
Bull, Florence. Cottage 500, lot ia 75 
Johnson, Ernest V. House 300, barn 50, 

house lot 50 
Hopkins, Frederic E. Part of King farm 
20a 700 

ENFIELD 
Crowther, John. Pike cottage 500, Hess cot- 
tage 500, C. A. Wright cottage 500, 
Harry Wright cottage 500, Metcalf cot- 
tage 500, store house R. R. 100, Pome- 
roy lot 28a 600, leased land and track 500 
Eddy, John. Wood land 4a 25 
Flint, Josiah W. Mountain lot 90a 1000 
Murphy, Jane D. Jillett lot 15a 100, Snow 

lot 6a 50 
Felton, Charles W. Richards pasture 30a 
300, Sibley lot 15a 100, Joslin lot 45a 
300, Hattie Joslin lot 22a 200 
Kelley Mfg. Co. Dam and flowage 40a 

800 
Smith, Henry W., heirs or devisees. House 
1000, barn 300, store house 75, house lot 
8a 200, Phipps lot 2a 50, 4 building lots 
50 
Smith, Charles H. Pasture land 8a 100 
Thayer, R. L. Cottage 500, lot 75 
Thurston, Jason. Mowing and pasture 12a 

300 
Tyler, Coleman J. Part of farm 20a 200 
Ward, Mrs. Lucy F. Cottage 800, barn 100, 
Potter lot 100a 500, Sturtevant lot 25a 
200 
Ware, Mrs. H. H. Plain lot 4a 50 
Witherell, Ernest. Swamp land 19a 50 



150 

900 

800 



2.48 

14.85 
13.20 



1675 


27.64 


100 


1.65 


575 


9.49 


300 


4.95 


200 


3.30 


1600 


26.40 


50 




50 


.S3 



300 


4.95 


400 


6.60 


300 


4.95 


625 


10.32 


300 


4.95 


753 


12.43 


100 


1.65 






VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 21 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

WARE 
Barnes, Wm. W. Powell lot 60a 300 
Browning, Frank J. Russell lot 25a 400 
Harwood, Frank J. Newland lot 12a 300 
Ovens, Emily C. Shed 25, Sibley farm 60a 

600 
Ruggles, Reed S. Sprout land 32a 300 
Sibley, Frank M. Sibley lot 40a 400, o. p. 

353 
Southworth Bros. Sprout lot 9a 100 
Thrasher, John, heirs or devisees. Land 6a 

50 50 .83 

Ware Lumber Co. Bailey grove lot 25a 500, 

part of Bailey farm 50a 300, Smith lot 

40a 350 
Abbott, Fred E. Camp Cook club house 

800, barn 200, farm 65a 500 

PRESCOTT 

Allen, Frank R. Avers lot 20a 400 
Brown, Marshall. Estey lot 20a 250 
Kelley, Eugene G. Barn 100, farm 35a 500 
Paige, Charles. White lot 15a 400 
Smith, Jennie A. Woodland 10a 150 
Mitchell, E. P. Hemmenway lot 10a 50 
Powers, Miner E. Saw mill 100, site and 

lot 2*a 125, pasture and wood land 30a 

300, o. p. 100 
Whitaker, Silas. Russell lot 12a 150 



NORTH DANA 

Doubleday, Whipple C. Wood land 8a 200 
Doubleday, Frank A. Wood land 4a 100 
Doubleday, Rollin. Wood land 14a 500 
Gee, Charles E. & Co. Tourtelot lot 22a 

600 600 9.90 



1150 


18.98 


1500 


24.75 


400 


6.60 


250 


4.13 


600 


9.90 


400 


6.60 


150 


2.48 


50 


.83 


625 


11.97 


150 


2.48 


200 


3.30 


100 


1.65 


500 


8.25 



22 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



Gee & Tyler. Paige & Lincoln lot 30a 400 
Tyler, Rdwin P. Phelps lot 115a 700 

BOSTON 
Boston & Maine R. R. Land 16a 400 
Western Union Tel. & Tel. o. p. 1210 
New England Tel. & Tel. o. p. 509 

ATHOL 

Diamond Match Co. Part of Johnson farm 
60a 500, Avery lot 12a 100 

Ellis, Mrs. Adeline E. House 400, house 
lot 5a 150 

Fay, Othello A., heirs or devisees. Swamp 
lot 14a 140, Morgan lot 225a 1200, Plain 
lot 50a 500, Hill lot 70a 700, Freeman 
lot 19a 100, Warner lot 44a 400, Bailey 
lot 12a 150, Gibbs lot 10 

Powers, Orrin J. Oakes lot 35a 800, Wheel- 
er lot 7a 200, Hill lot 40a 1500, Brown 
lot 80a 1800 

WORCESTER 

Herrick, Leander F. Whitcomb lot 2a 25, 
Shaw lot 2a 25, Tourtelott lot 27a 500, 
Doubleday lot 14a 150 

Manley, Lucinda J. House 400, house lot 
la 100 

Manley, Frank. Farm 26a 500, Fuller, Mar- 
cey and Keith lot 105a 700 

Buss, Lottie Gates. Manley house lot l?a 
150 

Vaughan, Ernest H. House 1200, barn 300, 
cook house 100, boat house 25, bee 
house 100, Sly lot 30a 700, Plain lot 28a 
250, North lot 13a 200, Howard lot 46a 
800, Sfcnrtevant lot 48a 800, Spring lot 



400 


6.60 


700 


11.55 


400 


6.60 


1210 


19.97 


509 


8.41 



600 
550 



3200 



4300 



9.90 
9.08 



52.80 



70.95 



700 


11.55 


500 


8.25 


1200 


19.80 


150 


2.48 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 23 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

10a 100 4575 75.49 

. PALMER 
Holbrook, J. F., heirs or devisees. Wood 

land 12a 400 400 6.60 

Jones, Mable L. 2 houses 500, 2 barns 250, 

Shop 100, Doubleday house 200, barn j 

100, farm 36a 300, house lot la 25, farm 

27a 350 

HARDWICK 

Tharsher, Fred A. Fuller lot 12a 200 
Walker, Mrs. Hattie C. Part of Baily farm 

16a 450, Sly lot 30a 300, part of Baily 

grove 5a 150 
Spooner, Steven H. Barn 25, henhouse 25, 

farm 107a 1500 

WESTFIELD 
Holmes, Abraham D. W. Lot Ja 75 75 1.24 

MONSON 

Homer, Frank S., heirs or devisees. Cottage 

500, lot ia 75 575 9.49 

HYDE PARK 

Maxin, Jane, heirs or devisees. Lot ia 75 75 1.24 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Montague, Harry. House 300, house lot la. 

50 

Morgan, Mrs. J. H. 

Sackett, H. Herbert. 
Meeker, Charles W. 



1825 


30.12 


200 


3.30 


900 


14.18 


1550 


25.58 





350 


5.78 


EAST NORTHFIELD 






Hill lot 75a 1000 


1000 


16.50 


WESTFIELD 






Meadow land 2a 50 


50 


.83 


INDIAN ORCHARD 






Sprout land 45a 500 


500 


8.25 


ige 500, lot ia 75 


575 


9.49 



24 VALUATION AND TAXES OF THR TOWN OF GREENWICH 

Names Valuation Total Tax 



1000 


16.50 


500 


8.25 


1000 


16.50 


575 


9.49 


75 


1.24 



OXPORD 

Estey, Walter S. House 500, barn 100, 
farm 12a 150, Hill lot 50a 250 

PHILRIPSTON 

Estey Bros. Estey farm 500 

HORYOKR 

Dunham, Benj. W. Store 900, store site 

100 
Bullard, Ralph. Cottage 500, lot Ja 75 
McCorkingdale, Ralph I. lot ia 75 

NORTHAMPTON 

Bailey, Sidney A. House 750, 2 barns 100, 

farm 155a 1300, Kelley lot 5a 50, Joslyn 

Stevens lots 35a 200, Fuller lot 8a 50 
Root, Mary A. House 200, barn 100, shop 

75, house lot 10a 150 

ORANGE 

Powers & Gilbert. Manley lot 50a 200 

FITCHBURG 

Duguid, George. Land 150 

LYNN 

Usher, Esther M. Pasture and wood land 
32a 300 

SPENCER 
Bartlett, Rena P. Cottage 200, lot Ja 50 

AVON, CONN. 

Hunter, Walter L. Cleveland lot 20a 300, 

Plain lot 20a 150 450 7.43 

WILSON, CONN. 

Young, Fred H. House 300, barn 100, farm 

140a 1300 1750 28.88 

BROOKFIELD 

Allen, George H., heirs or devisees. Wood 



2450 


39.60 


525 


8,67 


200 


3.30 


150 


2.48 


300 


4.95 


250 


4.13 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 25 

Names Valuation Total Tax 

land 11a 300 

CLIFTON SPRINGS, N. Y. 

Thayer, Mary A. Wood land 25a 750 

NEW SALEM 

Bullard Bros. Land 25a 600, o. p. 4000 

SPRINGFIELD 

Simard, Wm. Cottage 500, lot Ja 100 

ATHOL 

Rowe, Charles. Sunk Brook lot 2a 100 100 1.65 
Barnes, George H., H. H. Howe and Wales 

G. Barnes. Lumber 4037 4037 66.62 

Howe & Barnes. Lumber 1900 1900 31.35 

THREE RIVERS 

Portras, Wilfred. Cottage 500, lot ia 75, 

o. p. 50 625 10.32 

Palin, Delina. Cottage 500, lot ia 75 575 9.49 



300 


4.95 


750 


12.39 


4600 


75.90 


600 


9.90 



Town Warrant 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Greenwich , 

Greeting 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
town of Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town 
affairs, to meet in their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Mon- 
day the eleventh day of February, A. D. 1918, at ten o'clock in 
the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for Town Clerk, one Se- 
lectman, one Overseer of Poor, one Assessor, one School Com- 
mittee, one Cemetery Commissioner, two Library Trustees, all 
for three years. Also Tax Collector, Tree Warden, Treasurer, 
two Constables, Auditor, Highway Surveyor, three Fence 
Viewers, three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one 
year. Also for one Selectman in place of W. H. Glazier re- 
signed, for two years. 

Also on the same ballot to vote "Yes" or "Xo" in answer 



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to the question: Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in this town? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for 
the year ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and 
act thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appro- 
priations for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow money in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1918. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to defend all suits at law that may be brought against the town 
during the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will pay a proper charge of 
a bonding company for acting as security on the official bond 
of any town officer. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money provided the Massachusetts Highway Commission will 
add an equal amount for the purpose of improving the road 
leading from Greenwich to Greenwich Village, commencing at 
the end of last year's work. 

Art. 11, To see if the town will vote to change the term 
of office of the Treasurer from one to three years. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in regard 
to the Cooley Home. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $ 25.00 for the Hampshire County Farm Bureau. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will set the price for a slaugh- 
ter house license or act thereon. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting at- 



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tested copies thereof at each of the Post Offices in Greenwich 
seven days at least before the time and place of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk on or before the time 
and place of said meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of January, A. D. 

1918. 

GEORGE B. LOUX ) Selectmen of 
CHARLES B. COIT \ Greenwich 



Report of the Town Clerk 



Vital Statistics for the Year 1917 



BIRTHS 



CHILD S NAME 

Apr. 8 Mirian Erna Sawtelle 

May 8 Lester Otis Frew 

May 12 Henry Theodore Armer 

July 31 Leonard Wood Clifford 

Aug. 9 Ida Isabelle Walker 

Oct. 6 Phillip Dustin Bartlett 

Nov. 6 Ruth Zoe Randall 



PARENTS NAME 

Howard W. and Erna A. 
Edward A. and Stella A. 
Bret S. and Mary E. 
Carl M. and Lucy M. 
Geo. A. and Beatrice M. 
El win I. and Pearl R. 
Edwin H. and Eva A. 



Apr. 


12 


July 


3 


Sept. 


1 


Sept. 


8 


Dec. 


6 


Dec. 


15 



MARRIAGES 

Roy L. Graves and Mae B. Clark 
Myron A. Hunter and Minnie M. Mason 
J. Frederick Zappey and Lucy Houghton 
Andrew J. Moline and Sara M. Drinkwater 
Howard H. White and Laura Chamberlain 
Clarence D. Peirce and Josephine A. Chapman 



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DEATHS 

Jan. 10 Helen Holden 

Apr. 17 Thomas Billings 

June 14 William S. Douglass 

July 17 Minerva H. Vaughn 

Oct. 28 Sophronia R. Kezer 

Nov. 8 George B. Reed 

Sept. 23 R. S. Mitchell 

Removed from Island Pond Cemetery Ludlow 
buried in Greenwich Cemetery Nov. 10, 1917. 

Very respectfully, 

C. E. MILLER, Town Clerk 



yours 


moB. 


• lays 


80 


11 




91 


3 


27 


81 


2 


14 


62 


10 


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^udlow 


, Mass. 


, and 



Report of Selectmen 



Feb. 12, 1917. Voted to raise and appropriate the following 
amounts to defray town charges to Dec. 31, 1917: 
Schools $ 1,200.00 



Roads and bridges 




1,000.00 


State road 




500.00 


Poor 




500.00 


Salaries 




400.00 


Contingent 




400.00 


Public Library 




100.00 


Reserve hind 




400.00 




JP H-,OUU.UU 




FROM 


TREASURY 


State and Military Aid 


$ 250.00 


Interest 




100.00 


Cemetery 




50.00 


Moth Work 




50.00 


Sabin School fund 




50.00 



THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED 
Schools $ 1,200.00 

Roads and bridges 948.73 

State road 411.65 






at 



Town officers 


S 422.70 




State aid 


154.00 




Library 


100.00 




Moth work 


28.00 




Pathing snow ( from reserve fund > 


58.45 




Contingent 


413.80 




Sabin School fund 


50.00 




Poor 


298.03 




Interest 


81.88 


S 4,167.24 






Unexpended balance 


S 332.76 


STATE AID 






Alden. Wm. T. 


$ 58.00 




Brown, Henry M. 


48.00 




Winter, Mrs. Mary F. 


48.00 


S 154.00 






PUBLIC LIBRARY 






Appropriation 


S 100.00 




Paid Miss Amelia M. Root 




5 100.00 


MOTH WORK 






Appropriation 


S 50.00 




Paid Benj. A. Sawtelle 




% 28.00 


PATHING SNOW 






E. H. Randall and others 




> 58.45 



EXPENSE OF FOREST FIRES 
Paid H. H. Dickinson S 70.00 

W. H. Walker 17 ; 

S. H. Walker 1.49 



% 88.99 



Received from B. & A. R. R. Co. S SS.99 

SABIN SCHOOL FUND 
Appropriation 5 50.00 

Order to F. P. Hall, treasurer f 50.00 



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TOWN ROAD 




E. H. RANDAEU, SUPERINTENDENT 


Appropriation 




Paid W. H. Walker, man and team 


$ 166.65 


George Smith 


96.77 


W. M. Parker 


58.83 


A. I. Loux 


15.00 


E. H. Randall, labor 


82.32 


John James 


83.13 


Mylon Caswell 


86.50 


Lewis Graves 


67.00 


Ernest Bacon 


32.00 


Harold White 


63.32 


Peter L,ego 


.67 


Austin Hunter 


13.60 


M. Schumerhorn, labor 


16.00 


Lester Edson 


17.50 


H. H. Dickinson, spikes 


.90 


New England Culvert Co., scraper 


blade 9.00 


W. H. Walker, lumber and railing 


35.12 


W. H. Giffin 


24.22 


F. H, Vaughn, culvert and cement 


48.70 


' S. H. Walker, supplies 


7.50 


F. P. Hall 


4.10 


E. A. Moore, blacksmith 


.75 


Mylon Caswell, gravel 


5.00 


F.A.Churchill " 


1.50 


Wm. Petrie 


.80 


Geo. Smith 


1.75 


Joe. Billings 


8.40 


C. A. Moore 


2.70 



$ 1,000.00 



Appropriation 



STATE ROAD 

E. H. RANDAEE, SUPERINTENDENT 

$ 500.00 



$ 948.73 



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State grant 




S 1,000.00 


0.00 




J 


Paid W. H. Walker, man and 


team 


% 157.38 




A. I. Loux 


. . 


193.20 




Hillside School, men and team 


5.39 




E. H. Randall, labor 




114.25 




Lester Hdson 




117.38 




Mylon Caswell 




115.88 




Lewis Graves 




100.88 




S. L. Vaughn 




35.44 




M. Sehumerhorn, labor 




69 




Henry Godbeer, bound stone 


1.80 




B. & A. R. R., freight 




.57 




W. H. Giffin, railing 




12.00 




S. H. Walker, supplies 




13.34 




F. P. Hall 




5.75 




E. A. Moore, blacksmith 




.70 








$ 


1,211.65 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town 

reports 5 36.00 

J. L. Thresher, taxes of cheese factory 12.60 

inspector animals 20.00 

C. E. Miller, ballots and dog checks 10.35 

license books, blanks etc. 2.4o 

P. B. Swift, bond for treasurer and 

collector 57.50 

W. & L. E. Gurley, mdse. for sealer 3.75 
H. L. Thresher, salary and expense 

as sealer of weights and measures 21.75 

E. W. Prescott, information of stock 
holders of foreign corporation 12.00 

H. H. Dickinson, removal of body of 

J. M. Frazier, to depot 2.00 

F. P. Hall, supplies 26.3 



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B. A. Sawtelle, M. D., return of births $ 1.00 
Cecil T. Bagnall, stationery for select- 
men, town clerk, tax bills and envel- 
opes • 18.40 

Hobbs & Warren, blanks and licenses 1.26 
Library Bureau, registration forms .50 
Geo. B. L,oux, express on stationery, 
keys to selectmen's room, telephon- 
ing etc. 2.25 
S. H. Walker, supplies 1.96 
Giffin & Hall, water rent 6.00 
P. B. Murphy, posters, canvassing books 

and returns 4.50 

C. H. Chase, transfers of real estate 4.35 
Mr. Smith, digging grave 2.50 
E. O. Fewell, one burial 2.50 

inspecting slaughtering 32.50 

D. ML Hunter " 4.50 
Geo. B. Loux 5.00 

E. T. King, inspecting slaughtering for 

year 1914, 1915, 1916 79.90 

W. H. Jones, care town hall etc. 8.00 

A. W. Brownell, tax collector's book etc. 3.00 
L. T. Haskins, insurance on town hall 

and library building 50.63 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Clarence E. Miller, town clerk, etc. $ 60.20 

J. L- Thresher, tax collector, balance 

of salary on 1915 30.00 
J. L. Thresher, tax collector, part of salary 

on 1916 30.00 

Linwood J. Giffin, auditor 1916 10.00 

W. R. Carrick, moderator 1 meeting 2.50 



$ 413.80 



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E. H. Randall, constable 4 meetings S 7 

D. M. Hunter "1 2.00 

C. W. Uraci&us " 1 2.00 

A. J. Loux. election officer 5 meetings 8.50 

Roy Ellsworth " 4 7.00 

C. D. Walker 1 2.00 

L. J. Giffin 5 5.00 

F. Churchill 1 1.50 
S. H. Walker, justice 1917 5.00 
C. B. Coit. selectman, assessor and over- 
seer of poor 75.00 

Geo. B. Loux. selectman, ssessor and over- 
seer of poor 75.00 

J. L. Thresher, selectman, assessor and over- 
seer of poor 50.00 

F. P. Hall, treasurer 50.00 



S 522.7n 

Total amount of order> drawn S 3.476.32 

GEORGE B. LOUX j Selectmen of 
CHARLES B. COIT f Greenwich 

Lin wood J. Giffin. Auditor 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



For Year Ending Dec. 31, 1917 

EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOEEY HOME 

ACCOUNT NO. 2 
Farren Hospital, board and care $ 3.45 

Dr. B. A. Sawtelle, medical aid 1.25 



$ 4.70 

ACCOUNT NO. 6 
Sheldon A. Schmerhorn , board and care 2.00 
Total expense $ 6.70 

EXPENSES AT COOLEY HOME 
Fred M. Thresher, salary for three months, 

Jan. 1, 1917 to April 1, 1917 $ 100.00 
Eeroy E. Blackmer, salary for nine months 

April 1, 1917 to Jan. 1, 1918 300.00 

James D. Kimball, insurance 12.00 

Swift River Valley Milk Association, dues 4.00 
Fred M. Thresher, mowing machine and 

expenses 32.84 



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Charles Williams Stores, harness 


S 19.00 




Carl Kimball, horse collar 


2.00 




W. H. Walker, lumber for milk room 


19.73 




G. L. Hunter, buggy 


6.00 




Dr. Mean} r , veterinary 


6.00 




J. E. Hess, meat 


13.62 




J. M. Vaughn, meat 


16.62 




E. A. Moore, blacksmith bill 


9.40 




E. E. Powers, 


2.00 




H. Coolbeth, 


2.00 




T. Severence, labor 


21.75 




John Eddy, 


3.70 




B. S. Armer, 


7.00 




Severance Bros., 


7.50 




Frank Rogers, 


25.00 




E. G. Kelley, groceries 


23.65 




F. P. Hall, 


17.34 




H. H. Dickinson, 


164.68 




S. H.Walker, 


10.43 




C. D. Haskell Co., 


5.12 




A. Smith, grain 


16.00 




Ryther & Warren, 


187.55 




Walker Grain Co., " 


473.95 




Cutler Co., 


266.36 




flour 


26.50 




beans 


7.75 




John Eddy, hay 


25.11 




pasturage 


2.25 




Geo. B. Loux. 


6.00 




Geo. L. Hunter, repairing wagon 


2.50 




Am. Agr. Chemical Co., fertilizer 


7.75 




Leroy Blackmer, goods for Xo. 1 


22.41 




miscellaneous 


23.91 




Dr. B. A. Sawtelle, medical attendance Nt>. 


1 6.' 




Supplies for Cooley Home 


16.17 






$ 1,921 


.59 



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INCOME AT COOLEY HOME 

Milk $ 1,073.56 

Eggs 250.58 

Stock 112.50 

Veal 82.00 

Poultry 78.23 

Potatoes 29.00 

Oats 2,13 

Grain sacks 2.26 



$ 1,630.26 



Net expense at Cooley Home 



$ 291.33 



INVENTORY AT COOLEY HOME 



Farm 

10 cows 

2 horses 

50 fowls 

14 tons hay 

Farming tools 

Furniture 

Potatoes 

Grain 

Provisions 



$ 3,000.00 



$ 700.00 

250.00 

50.00 

280.00 

150.00 

100.00 

50.00 

40.00 

50.00 



$ 1,670.00 



No. 1 



$4,670.00 



INMATES AT COOLEY HOME 

52 weeks 



CHARLES B. COIT 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
JOSEPH L. THRESHER 



f 



Overseers 

of 
the Poor 



Greenwich, Mass. Dec. 31, 1917 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of Assessors 



State tax 




$ 770.00 


County tax 




796.31 


Town grant 




4,035.00 


Overlayings on. all taxes 




169.13 


Rate of taxation per $ 1,000 




16.50 


PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 




Congregational Church 




$ 3,100.00 


Independent Liberal Church 


i 


2,050.00 


Hillside School 




11,365.00 


Soldiers' exemption 




8,000.00 


Women worth less than $ 1,000 




7,400.00 


TABLE OF AGGREGATES 




Total valuation 




$ 333,845,00 


value of real estate 




266,100.00 


personal estate 




67,745.00 


Number of polls assessed 




143 


exempt 




12 


Tax on each poll 




$ 2.00 


Total number of persons assessed 




302 


paying tax on property 


262 


poll 


only 


40 



41 



Number of horses assessed 
cows 

neat cattle other than cows 
swine assessed 
sheep 
fowls 

dwelling houses assessed 
acres of land 

JOSEPH I,. THRASHER 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
CHARLES B. COIT 





125 




247 




86 




27 




6 




6.545 




159 




LI, 160 


Assessors 

of 
Greenwich 





Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 






Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Ending Dec. 31, 1917 
Appropriation $ 50.00 

Received from appropriation 

Clara B. Walker fund $ 5.00 

Lucinda Root fund 3.00 

Chas. Record fund 3.00 

Chas. Powers fund 3.00 

Rebecca Spooner fund 5.00 

" Rindge fund 5.00 

" Wilkinson fund 9.00 

Shumway fund 5.00 

Asa Spooner fund 3.00 

John Warner fund 5.00 

Mary Walker fund 6.00 

Merrick Tourtelotte fund 1.00 

Kmelia Topliff fund 5.00 

Justice Johnson fund 8.00 

Amos Blackmer fund 1.00 

Luther Fuller fund 2.00 

" Julia B. Rice 3.00 

Solomon Sibley 2.00 

Clara B. Pratt fund 2.00 



% 50.00 



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Received from D. S. Cutler fund $ 3.00 

Cleveland, Sears fund 8.00 

Sherman & Douglas fund 3.00 



$ 90.00 

Received for work on and care of lots, 1916 

and 1917 49.00 

Total cash receipts $ 189.00 

Paid B. A. Sawtelle and help in cemetery $ 129.80 
Berkshire Fertilizer Co., bill, freight 

and cartage 34.20 

Geo. Mason for pump 10.00 

Mrs. Sawtelle, care of flowers 15.00 

Total amount spent $ 189.00 

1917 

Sept. 17 Received of C. D. Wheeler, M. 

D., and paid to town treasurer for the 

perpetual care and benefit of the Stephen 

Douglas & Albert S. Doake lots, as far 

as the interest will warrant $ 100.00 

Said fund to be known as the William 

S. Douglas fund 
Nov. 8 Received of Mrs. William Trask, 

and paid to town treasurer the sum of 50.00 

for the perpetual care and benefit of 

the Danforth Trask lot as far as the in- 
terest will warrant. Said fund to be 

known as the William Trask fund. 

Total received for perpetual funds in 

year $ 150.00 

Received for sale of lots in year 

Aug. 28 Received of Sylvanus L. Vaughn 
for lot 13, Walker extension of ceme- 
tery $ 5.00 



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Nov. 24 Received of Mrs. Robert Mitch- 
ell for lot Xo. 86. Douglas extension of 
cemetery 5.00 

Paid to town treasurer 5 10.00 

DAVID M. HUNTER ) 

WM. H. GIFFIX Y ^ Cemete P' 

BEXT. A. SAYVTELLE ) Commissioners 



Treasurer's Report 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for t/ie Yea? 
Ending Dec. 31, 1917 






Cash on hand to new account $ 781.51 

Rec'd from county treasurer, refund on dog tax 75.55 

Commonwealth, income Mass. school fund 1,230.14 

national bank tax 12.51 

inspection of animals 10.00 

corporation tax 86.00 

income tax 185.29 

national bank tax 17.78 

tuition of chidren 311.75 

High school tuition 595.00 

High school transportation 270.72 

state aid 208.00 

soldiers' exemption 43.67 

income tax 28.00 

state highway loan 800.00 

H. L. Thresher, sealing fees 1916 10.30 

K. T. King, slaughtering license 1.00 

Overseers of poor, acct. Cooley Home 225.45 

Cemetery commissioners, sale of lots 10.00 



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Rec'd from James D. Kimball, dividends on insurance 

policies $ 13.50 

Cemetery commissioners, endowment fund 150.00 
Town of Hardwick. account of schools 179.50 

School committee, state reimbursement 

school superintendent 150.00 

B. & A. R. R., fighting forest fires 88.99 

Ware Savings Bank, interest cemetery funds 69.00 
Athol Savings Bank, interest cemetery funds 21.00 
Overseers of Poor, account Cooley Home 1,422.02 
J. L. Thresher, collector, bal. of 1915 tax 229.23 
interest on 1915 tax 94.53 

on 1916 tax 1,706.62 

on 1917 tax 3,724.74 

People's Savings Bank, Worcester (bor- 
rowed money) 1,000.00 



% 1,3751.80 



Cr. 

Paid People's Savings Bank, note and interest $ 2,081.88 

Edwin H. Banister, county tax 796.31 

State tax 770.00 

Commonwealth, failure to make returns 4.00 

Charles F. Gettemy, certifying town note 2.00 

W. B. Segur, M. D., return of 2 births .50 

Deposited in Athol Savings Bank 

William S. Douglas, cemetery fund 100.00 

William A. Trask 50.00 

Paid selectmen's orders 3,471.82 

Overseers of Poor orders l, c )28.29 

School Committee's orders 3,400.29 



Cash on hand 1,146 

$ 13,751.80 



29 

71 



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LIABILITIES 



One note due Feb. 7, 1918 


$ 1,000.00 


Outstanding unpaid order of school committee 


1.25 


Outstanding unpaid order of selectmen 


4.50 


DueF. P. Hall 


140.00 


ASSETS 




Due on 1916 tax 


$ 352.78 


" 1917 " 


2,045.70 


Due from state on account state aid paid 


154.00 


Cash on hand 


1,146.71 



SCHOOL FUND 
Sabin school fund $ 157.59 

TRUST FUNDS FOR CARE OF CEMETERY LOTS 
Rindge fund $ 100.00 

Wilkinson fund 300.00 

Shumway fund 100.00 

Spooner fund 50.00 

Warner fund 100.00 

Mary Walker fund 100.00 

Powers fund 50.00 

Rebecca Spooner fund 82.65 

Tourtelotte fund 25.00 

Topliff fund 100.00 

Johnson fund . 200.00 

Record fund 50.00 

Blackmer fund 50.00 

Clara Walker fund 100.00 

Root fund 100.00 

Fuller fund 100.00 

Sherman and Douglas fund 100.00 

Rice fund 100.00 

Cutler fund 100.00 

Pratt fund 50.00 

Sears, Brewster and Cleveland fund 175.00 



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Sibley fund 


$ 100.00 


Gray fund 


100.00 


Sly fund 


100.00 


Parker fund 


50.00 


William S. Douglas fund 


100.00 


William A. Trask fund 


50.00 




© z,ooZ.oo 


Interest expended 1917 


$ 90.00 


available Jan. 1, 1918 


356.63 



Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK P. HALL, Treasurer 
L. J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library 



Number of days library has been open 52 

books sent out 1,997 

magazines given out 456 

books purchased 56 

donated by Free Library Commission 32 

magazines subscribed for 5 

magazines donated 5 

public documents sent 10 

Whole number of volumes 2,928 

Public documents 260 

Circulating department 2,668 

We sent twenty-five dollars which was given by the people, 

one year and six months of several magazines to the Soldiers' 

Library fund. 

AMELIA M. ROOT, Secretary 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Appropriated by the town $ 100.00 

From the Baily & Spooner fund 28.00 

From fines 1.46 

Cash balance on hand 18.59 

$ 148. Q5 



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EXPEXDITUR 




Paid for books 


S 86.44 


magazine 


7.50 


librarian 


36.40 


transportation of books 


13.00 


sundries 


.86 


express 


1.42 


Money on hand 


2.43 



S 148.05 

HELEN I. XEYIXS. Librarian 
A. M. ROOT. Treasurer 

Mr. William S. Douglas, who has been a trustee from the 
time the library was organized, 1891. was taken away by death 
June 19, 1917. He was a faithful trustee, ever interested. 









Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library 



Abbott, Eleanor Hollowell. A stingy receiver AB2.3 

Aldon, Adair. The island of Appledore AE2 

Altsheler, Jos. A. The keepers of the trail AL7.10 

Aspinwall, Alicia. Short stories for short people j AS4 

Austin, Mary. The ford A1173 

Barr, Amelia. Joan B27.13 

Beach, Rex. The crimson gardenia B38.7 

Laughing Bill Hyde and other stories B38.8 

Bindloss, Harold. Brandon of the engineers B51.7 

Bingham, Madge A. Merry animal tales JB52 

Bishop, Farnham. The story of the submarine F B54 

Bond, A. Russell. With the men who do things jE B65 

Brown, Porter Emerson. Someone and somebody B82 
Burgess, Thornton W. The boy scouts in a trapper's 

camp JB91.2 

Canfield, Dorothy. Understood Betsy C15.4 

Cholmoudeley, Alice. Christine C45 

Churchill, Winston. The dwelling place of light C48.9 

Corbett, Elizabeth F. Cecily and the wide world C74 

Crump, Irving. The boys' book of firemen E C88 



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Day, Holman. Blow the man down D33.6 
Deland, Margaret. The rising tide D38.6 
Dickinson, Asa Don. Children's book of Thanksgiv- 
ing stories JD56 
Dodge, Mary Mapes. When life is young JD66.4 
DuPuy, Wm. Atherton. Uncle Sam, detective D92 
Dutton, Mary Barrows. Little stories of France jF D94 
Empey, Arthur Guy. Over the top F EM3 
Frothingham, Eugenia and Read, Georgia W. The 

way of the wind F85.2 

Gaines, Ruth. The village shield G12 

Garland, Hamlin. They of the high trails G18.8 

A son of the middle border G18.9 

Gerard, J as. W. My four years in Germany F G31 

Greene, Harry Plunkett. Pilot and other stories JG83 
Green, Anna Katherine. The mystery of the hasty 

arrow G82.3 

Greene, Homer. The flag G831.2 

Grey, Zane. Wildfire G87.8 

Hall, Gertrude. Aurora the magnificent Hi 6a 

Harben, Will N. Second choice H19.10 

Heyliger, Wm. Don Strong of the wolf patrol JH51 

Hough, Emerson. The magnificent adventure H82.4 

The man next door H82.5 

Hughes, Rupert. The thirteenth commandment H87c 
Johnston, Annie Fellows. Georgina of the Rainbows JJ65.17 

Lee, Jennette. The green jacket L49.3 

Lincoln, Joseph. Extricating Obadiah L63.17 

Lutz, Grace L. H. A voice in the wilderness L97.5 

The witness L97.6 

Lutz, E. G. What to draw and how to draw it L L97 

MacHarg and Balmer, Edwin. The Indian drum jM18 

McLean, J. Kennedy. Heroes of the fartherest North 

and the fartherest South • F M23 

Maher, Richard A. The shepherd of the North M25 



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Masefield, John. Martin Hyde the Duke's messenger M26m 

Monroe, Annie Shannon. Happy valley M75 

Montgomery, L. M. Anne's house of dreams M77.6 

Nicholson, Meredith. The madness of May N52.7 

Oppenheim, Phillip. The hillman OP3.2 

Partridge, Emelyn N. Joyful star Indian stories JP25 

Peary, Josephine D. Children of the Arctic G P31.3 

Peat, Harold R. Private Peat F P31 

Pier, Arthur Stan wood. The Plattsburgers P59 

Poe, Edgar Allen. Poems Y P75 

Porter, Eleanor H. The road to understanding P83.6 

Powers, Ella M. Stories of famous pictures L P87 

Revere, Paul. Belle, Moses E R32 

Rhinehart, Mary Roberts. Long live the King R45.3 

Rice, Alice Hegan. Calvary Alley R34.3 

Rollins, Montgomery. The village pest R65 

Seaman, Augusta H. The girl next door SEl 

Sienkienwicz, Henryk. In desert and wilderness S73.2 
Stevenson, B. E. The home book of verse for young 

folks Y ST3 

Strong, Wm. K. The story of the American board F St8 
Taylor, Katherine Haviland. Cecilia of the pink roses T22 
Thomsen, Gudrun Thorne. East o'the sun and west 

o'the moon JT34 

Thompson, Maravene. Persuasive Peggy T38 
Twain, Mark; Bigelow, Albert. Boys' life of Mark 

Twain E T91 
Verrill, A. H. Harper's air craft book L V59 
Walpole, Hugh. The dark forest W17 
Waterman, S. D. and others. Graded memory selec- 
tions Y W31 
Wells, Carolyn. Bride of a moment W44c 
Wells, H. G. Mr. Brittling sees it through W44 
The soul of a Bishop W44.2 
Wiggin, Kate D. and Smith, Nora A. Golden num- 
bers Y W63 



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Williams, Hershel. Young: people's story of Mas- 
sachusetts F W67 
Willsie, Honore. Lydia of the pines W69 
Wright, Harold Belle. When a man's a man W92a7 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



Greenwich, Mass* 

For the fiscal year ending Dec* 31 1 J9J 7 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term 
Expires 

William H. Petrie, Ch., Greenwich Village, R. F. D. 1920 

Tel. Enfield, 33-4 

John H. King, Sec., Greenwich Village 1918 

Tel. Enfield, 33-5 

William R. Car rick, Greenwich Village 1919 









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Superintendent 
Charles C. Richardson, No. Dana Tel. res. Cooleyville 21-11 

School Physician 
Benjamin A. Sawtelle, M. D. Greenwich Tel. Enfield, 19-3 

Attendance Officers 

Fred W. Churchill Greenwich 

Willis R. King Greenwich Village Tel. Enfield, 33-21 

Teachers in Service, January J9J8 

NAMES HOMK EDUCATION VRS. PREV. SALARY 

ADDRKSS EXP. SKRVICE 

Annie h. Berry Salem *Salem Nor. 1 S 12 wk. 

35 Osgood 
Ada S. Morrison Haverhill N. W. Univ. 12 $ 11-50 wk. 

172 Groveland 
Ruth C. Sprague Leicester *N. E. Cons. 1 1 - 2.50 trip 

E. Maude Bradley Gardner *Boston Nor. 15 S 2.50 trip 

281 Chestnut Arts 
* Graduate 



Report of the School Committee 



For the Year^Fnding Dec. 31, 1917 
RECEIPTS 



Income of state school fund $ 


1,230.14 




Balance from 1916 


147.75 




High school tuition 


595.00 




transportation 


270.72 




State children tuition and transportation 


311.75 




From state on account of Superintendent 


150.00 


2,705.36 




■P 


Expended 




2,002.04 


Unexpended 


$ 703.32 


Town appropriation $ 


1,200.00 




Income Sabin school fund 


20.00 




From town of Hardwick, tuition 


179.50 


1,399.50 




■tt> 


SALARIES OF TEACHERS 




Elizabeth Hastings 


$ 8.80 




Grace Barker 


231.00 




Elizabeth Pease 


231.00 ' 





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Annie Berry $ 165.00 

Ada Morrison 141.50 

Paid Mass. Teachers Retirement Board 29.00 

Ruth Sprague 47.50 

Florence Rogan 23.50 

Maude Bradley 15.00 



C. C. Richardson, salary $ 190.11 

expense of 3.67 

School Committee 40.00 

expense of 3.47 

Tuition 517.93 



CONVEYANCE OF PUPILS 

Peter Lego • $ 80.00 

Dora Powers 94.50 

Lewis Graves 267.00 

Mrs. H. D. Adams 95.90 

Mrs. Carl Clifford 225.00 

B. S. Armer 6.00 

H, H. Dickinson 22.50 

W. H. Petrie 1.00 

Geo. Hunter 49.00 

Stan wood King 21.60 

Henry Lego 12.50 

High school 518.30 



$ 892.30 



S 755.18 



$ 1,393.30 



EXPENDITURES 

Care of rooms $ 64.00 

Supplies 65.16 

Books 57.64 

Fuel 89.25 

Water rent 11.90 

Repairs 68.81 



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B. A. Sawtelle, M. D. $ 4.00 

$ 360.76 



Total expenditures - $ 3,401.54 



W. H. PETRIE 



School 



J. H. KING \ 

W. R. CARRICK ) Committee 



L. J. Cxiffen, Auditor 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Greenwich, — 

Herein is contained 
my third annual report of your public schools, the fifteenth 
since the formation of the Dana union superintendency. 

The most important statistics concerning the schools are 
given below. 



SCHOOL CENSUS OF APRIL 1, 1917 



Ages 


5 


6 


7 


8 9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


16 


Totals 


Boys 
Girls 


3 
2 


5 
4 


3 
2 


3 9 
1 3 


9 
5 


3 

2 


9 
1 


7 

2 


6 
2 


5 
3 


5 
3 


67 
30 


Totals 


5 


9 


5 


4 12 


14 


5 


10 


9 


8 


8 


8 


97 


Summary: 


U: 


tider 7 years 


of age 






8 boys, 


6 girl 


s, or 


14 children 



Over 7 and under 14 
14 and 15 years of age 
16 years of age 



43 boys, 16 girls, or 59 children 

11 boys, 5 girls, or 16 children 

5 boys, 3 girls, or 8 children 



Total, 67 boys, 30 girls, or 97 children. 

The large excess of boys is due to resident members of 
the Hillside boys' school. 



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PUPILS CLASSIFIED BY GRADES AND AGES 



School Enrolment of January, 1918 



Ages 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


Grades 




















I 


2 


4 
















II 


1 


8 


2 


1 












III 






3 


1 




1 








IV 






1 


2 


2 










V 








3 


1 


3 


3 




1 


VI 








1 


4 


5 




1 




VII 














1 


1 




VIII 
















1 


3 


Totals 


3 


12 


6 


8 


7 


9 


4 


3 


4 



Totals 

6 
12 

5 

5 
11 
11 

2 

4 
56 



SCHOOL ATTENDANCE 
School year, 1916 — 17 



Boys Girls Totals A v. Av. Tardy Perf. Vis. Vis. Per 

Mem. Att. Att. Supt. Others Cent 



Village 


17 


13 


30 


22 


21 


29 


1 


19 


37 


94 


Plains 


20 


18 


38 


25 


23 


74 





19 


48 


91 


Totals 


37 


31 


68 


47 


44 


103 


1 


38 


85 


93 



Fall Term, 1917 

Boys Girls Totals Av. Av. Tardy Perf. Vis. Vis. Per. 

Mem. Att. Att. Supt. Others Cent 

Village 15 14 29 26 24 63 5 6 6 94 

Plains 16 16 32 28 27 4 6 7 4 97 



Totals 31 



30 



61 



54 



51 



67 



11 



13 



10 



95 



GENERAL TOTALS 

Population of Greenwich, state census of 1915 426 
School children in the town 5 to 15 years old, 

census of 1917 73 
School children in the town of compulsory 

school age, 7 to 13 incl. 59 

Pupils enrolled in the public schools, fall term, 1917 61 

Average membership for the same term 54 

attendance 51 



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Total valuation of the town, 1917 $ 333,845.00 

Tax rate of the town per S 1000 . 16.50 

Total tax, including 131 polls at > _ 5,770.44 

Town appropriation for public schools 1,200.00 

Ratio of school appropriation to whole town tax 21 

The fiscal year has been one of increased prices for the 
tilings to run the schools, but not for the per sons to run the 
schools. During the months when most of the pupils' supplies 
are bought, prices reached a maximum. Xear the close of 1917 
some articles declined a little in price. On the other hand, the 
net salaries of our teachers, that is, what is left them after their 
expenses are paid, have actually declined from one to two dol- 
lars a week. This backward movement is due in part to our 
boarding people increasing the price of board a dollar a week, 
and in part to the retirement law, by which the state reserves 
a dollar a week of our present teachers' wages. These condi- 
tions and others similar to them make the hiring of suitable 
teachers a serious business and it requires twice the time and 
care now to secure teachers of equal merit. It is some relief to 
note that fuel for the year was obtained before the present high 
price was set. 

The change in teachers that took place at the opening of 
this school year has been fortunate. Their hopefulness and 
devotion to their many school cares is gratifying. 

The most noticeable change in the makeup of the schools 
has been at the Plains. Considerable increase in the number 
attending this school has taken place during the fall term, ow- 
ing to families moving into the town and the attendance of tui- 
tion pupils. Even with the new row of seats the full seating 
capacity is required. In case of further increase in resident 
children it would seem to be best to discontinue the attendance 
of non-resident pupils. At present all the grades except the 
seventh are represented and there is a call for that if strict grad- 
ing i> carried out. With the present large attendance and great 






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number of daily classes, it would be fortunate to secure some 
resident teacher to act as assistant some part of the school day, 
in case all non-resident pupils are retained. The expense of 
such an arrangement can be made small and the relief would 
be very noticeable. 

Through the superior insight of the teacher for grouping 
pupils in their studies, the Village school has larger and more 
interested classes in much of their work, especially in the low- 
er grades. When parents, as well as school people, realize 
that groups of two or three grades in important studies bring 
far more beneficial results to pupils than forcing every pupil 
to a strict grade and into classes with only one or two members, 
the schools will be free to do the greatest good to the greatest 
number. 

It is hard to find another town of the size of Greenwich 
with greater variety of school conditions. One of the most 
important and perplexing of these is the transportation of the 
children. Even with the possible hardships to small children 
and the misgivings of their parents, the school department is 
doubtless right in not taking what seems a backward step, the 
reopening of closed rural schools to accommodate a very few 
pupils. On the other hand the greatest care should be given 
to securing safe and comfortable means of transportation. 

The work of the year has been greatly helped along by the 
general and generous support of parents and the response of 
the school committee to the needs and helps to do both the su- 
pervisory work and the school room duties. I find no school 
officials anywhere more open to the maintaining of high stand- 
ards in the schools than the school committee of Greenwich. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES C. RICHARDSON, 

Superintendent. 



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REPORT OF MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

Mr. Charles C. Richardson. 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Green:eich, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

It gives me great pleasure to submit my second annual report 
as supervisor of music in the schools of Greenwich. 

I am pleased to state that the music has progressed very well indeed 
in both schools. The elementary classes are doing exceedingly well and 
are reading with unusual rapidity. I find the children apt pupils and at 
present anxious to pass their semi-annual test. The subject matter for 
this test was taken from the "Manual of Music" by Mr. George O. Bowen. 
Each teacher is soon to receive a revised copy of this manual, and therefore 
will be able to teach the definitions of the various technicalities according 
to the most up-to-date methods of the New Educational System. 

By the middle of the winter term the general outline followed last 
year will be completed, so that the work of the spring term will be far 
more advanced than the work finished last year. 

The faithfulness and enthusiasm of both teachers and pupils is greatly 
appreciated. I also wish to thank the superintendent for his interest and 
co-operation in this department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUTH C. SPRAGUE, 

Supervisor of Music. 



REPORT OF DRAWING SUPERVISOR 

Mr. C. C. Richardson , 

Superintendent of Schools. 

Dear Sir;- 

I have the honor to submit my report as supervisor of draw- 
ing in the public schools of Greenwich. 

Drawing as usually taught in the schools may be divided into some 
five different branches. First, representative drawing, which consists of 
making as careful and accurate a picture as possible of an\ object. Re- 
cently I have been using as models for this sort of work, articles from 



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sports or games, or sundry odd and curious things brought by the chil- 
dren. 

Second, illustrative drawing, which gives an opportunity to select 
and arrange an imaginative combination of various objects. 

Third, design drawing for practical projects, such as may be worked 
out from wood, metal, clay, textile, or paper. 

Fourth, working drawings, the dimensioned outlines to which the 
project is finally reduced, and the mechanical means for making it intel- 
ligible to the workman. 

Finally, there is the drawing of designs for industrial productions, 
such as furniture, utensils, fabrics, garments, and the like. 

Nearly all new articles, or new designs for old ones, are evolved by 
means of the same process. We have an idea, make a drawing, then 
construct the object. It is conservation of time, money, labor, and ma- 
terial, to see and approve the plans of a house, for instance, before build- 
ing. Almost every manufactured object is designed by somebody. Be- 
fore the designer attempted to do this however, he could make a correct 
representative drawing, compose an imaginative drawing, was accustomed 
to design drawing, understood working drawings, and these we are teach- 
ing the children, who all show an excellent spirit toward their work. 

In closing, I wish to express my sincere appreciation of the co-opera- 
tion of the teachers and the support and helpfulness of the school officials. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. MAUDE BRADLEY. 



SCHOOL PHYSICIAN'S REPORT 

Greenwich, Mass., Jan. 9, 1918. 
Mr. C. C. Richardson^ Supt. t 
North Dana, Mass. 

Dear Sir:- 

I visited each of the schools in town during the fall term , 
finding all but one scholar present, all in ordinary good health. I left 
word with each teacher to notify me if any suspicious condition should a- 
rise. Nothing has come as yet. 

Sincerely yours, 

B. A. SAWTELLE, M. D. 



Honor Roll 



Pupils perfect in attendance, that is, those who were members all the 
time and were not absent, tardy, or excused. 

WINTER TERM OF 1917 

Greenwich Village 

Raymond Randall 
Greenwich Plains 

Emily Coit 

Clarence Coit 

SPRING TERM OF 1917 

Greenwich Village 

Helen Bekooski 
Mary Bekooski 
Eva Hall 
Chester King 
Lindolph Parker 
Lawrence Randall 
Raymond Randall 



Greenwich Plains 



Benjamin Petfield 
Robert Petfield 
Rachel Twible 
Ella Walker 
Ruth Walker. 



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Greenwich Village 



Greenwich Plains 



SCHOOL YEAR OF 1916-17 
Raymond Randall 

FALL TERM OF 1917 

Anthony Gandolfo 
Bastian Gandolfo 
Alfred Garland 
Gertrude Garland 
Lindolph Parker 

Sylvia Churchill 
Truman Churchill 
Clarence Coit 
Clifton Graves 
Benjamin Petfield 
Ruth Walker 



GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRADUATES 1916-17 

Greenwich Village 

Kdward Fielding 
Raymond King , 



Greenwich Plains 



Eva Ivy man 
Ella Walker 

TUITION PUPILS 
thus far this school year 



VILLAGE SCHOOL 



Anthony Gandolfo 
Bastian Gandolfo 
Alfred Garland 
Gertrude Garland 
Doris Greene 



State Ward 
State Ward 
State Ward 
State Ward 
State Ward 



PLAINS SCHOOL 



Elsie Dyer 
Hilda Dyer 
Anna Lyman 
Edson Lyman 
Christine McKinnon 
Alice Whittaker 



Hardwick 
Hardwick 
Hardwick 
Hardwick 
State Ward 
State Ward 



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PUPILS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL 

Name School Attending 

Blanche Armstrong Athol High 

Peter Billings Athol High 

Edna Gelling Ware High 

Paul Gelling Ware High 

Dorothy Hall Springfield High 

Fred Lego Athol High 

Ora Merritt Palmer High 

Alice Randall Athol High 



School Calendar, 1918-19 



1918 

March 8, Winter Term closes, 12 weeks. 
March 9-24, Vacation of two weeks. 
March 25, Spring Term commences. 
June 14, Spring Term closes, 12 weeks. 
September 2, Fall Term commences. 
November 22, Fall Term closes, 12 weeks. 
November 23-December 1, Vacation of one w r eek. 
December 2, Winter Term commences. 
December 21- January 5, Vacation of tw r o weeks. 

1919 
March 7, Winter Term closes, 12 weeks. 
March 8-23, Vacation of tw r o weeks. 
March 24, Spring Term commences. 
June 13, Spring Term closes, 12 weeks. 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME 

1918 
Washington's Birthday, February 22. 
Patriots' Day, April 19. 
Memorial Day, May 30. 
Labor Day, September 2. 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



K 



OF 

GREENWICH ,-yyw. 

FOR THE YEAR 



1918 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1919 



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iTATK UBhARI OF K." 



30 



IT VT£ XCUSC. BOSTON. 



Vs_x\xeb 



Town Warrant. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Greenwich, 

Greeting 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
town of Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town 
affairs, to meet in their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Mon- 
day the tenth day of February, A. D. 1919, at ten o'clock in 
the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one 
Overseer of Poor, one Assessor, Town Treasurer, one School 
Committee, one Cemetery Commissioner, two Library Trus- 
tees, all for three years. Also Tax Collector, Tree Warden, 
two Constables, Auditor, Highway Surveyor, three Fence 
Viewers, three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one 
year. 

Also on the same ballot to vote "Yes" or "No" in answ T er 
to the question: Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in this town? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for 
the year ensuing. 



Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and 
act thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appro- 
priations for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow money in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1919. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to defend all suits at law that may be brought against the town 
during the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will pay a proper charge of 
a bonding company for acting as security on the official bond 
of any town officer. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money provided the Massachusetts Highway Commission will 
add an equal amount for the purpose of improving the road 
leading from Greenwich to Greenwich Village, commencing at 
the end of 1917 work. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $50.00 for the Hampshire County Farm Bureau. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in re- 
gard to appropriating a sum of money for a memorial forest 
in honor of the town's roll of honor in the recent world war. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will authorize the assessors 
to look up the ownership to the land west of the Town hall, 
near the R. R. station in Greenwich. 

Art. 14. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the vote 
taken at the annual town meeting, held February eighth 1915, 
in regard to electing a Highway Surveyor, by ballot. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will instruct the School 
Committee to furnish transportation to school for two children 
of Peter Lego, a resident of Greenwich. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 



may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting, at- 
tested copies thereof at each of the Post Offices in Greenwich 
seven days at least before the time and place of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk on or before the time 
and place of said meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this seventeenth day of January, A. 
D. 1919. 

Selectmen 
of 



CHARLES B. COIT 
GEORGE B. EOUX 



JOSEPH E. THRASHER 



Greenwich 



Report of the Town Clerk 



CHILD S NAME 

Jan. 8 Leroy C. 



Mar. 


31 


James D. 


June 


20 


Yesta E. 


June 


22 


Louis A. Jr. 


June 


24 


Alexander R 


July 


10 


Ralph B. 


July 


29 


Belinda A. 


Aug. 


16 


Edward A. 


Oct. 


11 





October 21 



Vital Statistics for the Year 1918 

BIRTHS 

parents' names 
Roy L. & Mae B. Graves 
Charles D. & Grace Walker 
William & Anna C. Smith 
Louis A. & Gertrude Faverio 
Alex & Mary Pluff 
Leroy & Marjorie Blackmer 
Theadore & Laura Yandersingle 
Edward & Stella Frew 
Howard & Laura White 

MARRIAGES 

Clifford E. Shene and Lena G. Tibeau 

DEATHS 



x\pril 


26 


April 


25 


June 


29 


July 


19 


Sept. 


18 


Sept. 


22 


Oct. 


8 


Oct. 


11 


Oct. 


20 


Oct. 


4 


Dec. 


31 



Julia A. Shene 
Albert P. Clifford 
Samuel E. Hale 
Leroy J. Foster 
Ruth L. Ramsdell 
Simon M. Stockwell 
James T. Clark 
Stillborn Female 
Lucy H. Zappey 
vStephen H. Walker 
Carrie B. Edion 



yi'ftrs 


mot. 


days 


45 


6 


16 


71 


4 


13 


66 


4 


22 


34 




16 


73 


3 


22 


80 


4 


17 


71 


7 


29 


26 


11 


28 


31 




14 


66 


4 


14 



BURIAL OF NON-RESIDENTS IN GREENWICH CEMETERY 







years mos. days 


William H. Leonard 




76 10 15 


Horace Vaughn 




85 7 7 


Jane R. Whipple 




85 8 


Dolly Butterfield 




82 19 


Josephine Edson 




33 11 20 


Very respectfully 




C. E. 


MILLER, Town Clerk 



Report of Selectmen 



For the Year Ending Dece?nber 31, 1918 

CONTINGENT 

1918 Appropriation $ 400 00 

Mrs. J. L. Thrasher, copying valuation $ 5.00 

L. H. Blackmer, printing town reports, 1917 72.45 

C. E. Miller, ballots, blank books, etc. 43.70 

C. B. Coit, expense for Cooley home 2.00 

C. B. Coit, postage stamps 2.00 

Geo. B. Loux, expense for Cooley home 2.00 

A. W. Brownell, blank books 5.10 

W. R. King, one burial 6.00 

C. S. Edson, one burial 4.00 

E. S. Marsh, going with hearse 4.00 

Fred Foley, five burials 27.00 

J. L- Thrasher, inspector of animals 20.00 

L. T. Haskins, insurance 15.04 

E. A. Fewell, inspecting slaughtering 113.40 

David Hunter, inspecting slaughtering 3.50 

C. H. Chase, transfer list real estate 4.20 

Boston Nickel Plating Co., plating weights 4.50 

P. B. Swift, bond for treasurer 12.50 

P. B. Swift, bond for collector 25.00 

Bert V. Brooks, printing signs 12.00 

Hampshire County Farm Bureau % 25.00 

C. C. Bagnall, blank books 2.32 

Giffin & Hall, water rent and repairs 7.25 

W. H. Jones, care of town hall and repairs 10.15 



F. P. Hall, supplies and stamps 

W. & L. E. Gurley, mdse. for sealer 


$ 28.21 
4.72 




I/. J. Giffin, paint and nails 


1.74 


$ 462.78 
$ 62.78 


Appropriation overdrawn 




ROADS AND BRIDGES 




Appropriation 
Expended 


< 
i 


$ 1,250.00 
$ 1,179.95 


Balance 




$ 70.05 


FOREST FIRES 






From Reserve Fund 






Paid H. H. Dickinson 


$ 32.75 




SABIN SCHOOL FUND 




From Treasury 
Order to F. P. Hall, treasurer 


$ 50.00 
50.00 




INTEREST 






From Reserve Fund 






Order to F. P. Hall, treasurer 


$ 95.00 




STATE AID 






Appropriation 
Wm. T. Alden 


$ 72.00 


$ 400.00 


Mrs. W. T. Alden 


55.00 




Henry M. Brown 
John Ramsdell 
Mrs. Mary Winter 
Mrs. Elvivia Woods 


56.00 
48.00 
48.00 
24.00 


$ 303.00 







Balance $ 97.00 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

From Treasury $ 100.00 
Paid Miss A. M. Root 100.00 



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MOTH WORK 



From Treasury 
Paid Thomas Severance 
Balance 


$ 50.00 
28.50 




TREE WARDEN 




From Treasury 
Expended 


$ 100.00 
100.00 


PATHING SNOW 




From Reserve Fund 
Paid E. H. Randall 
A. J. Loux 


$ 106.13 
31.95 



$ 21.50 



$ 138.08 

SALARIES 
1918 Appropriation $ 500.00 
C. E. Miller, town clerk $ 50.00 
C. B. Coit, selectman, assessor, and over- 
seer of poor 75.00 
Geo. B. Loux, selectman, assessor, and 

overseer of poor 75.00 
J. L. Thrasher, selectman, assessor, and 

overseer of poor 75.00 

Frank P. Hall, treasurer 50.00 

L. A. Faverio, sealer of weights & measures 20.00 

Lin wood Giffin, auditor 10.00 

W. R. Carrick, moderator 2.50 

H. H. Dickinson, justice 2.50 

J. L. Thrasher, tax coll., bal. on 1916 taxes 30.00 

1917 " 30.00 

part salary, bal. on 1918 taxes 25.00 

Roy Ellsworth, election officer 6.50 

Charles Walker, " 2.00 

E. W. Coit, " 2.00 

W.H.Jones, " 1.50 

C. W. Uracins, constable 2.00 



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Andrew Loux, election officer $ 6.50 

E. H. Randall, constable 5.00 

$ 470.50 



Balance $ 29.50 

Voted to raise and appropriate the following amounts: 
Schools $ 1,700.00 

Road and bridges 1,250.00 

Poor 500.00 

Salaries 500.00 

Contingent 400.00 

Reserve fund 400.00 

State road 500.00 

State aid 400.00 

$ 5,650.00 

APPROPRIATED FROM TREASURY 

Tree warden $ 100.00 

Cemetery 25.00 

Sabin school fund 50.00 

Moth work 50.00 

Library 100.00 

$ 325.00 



$ 5,975.00 
THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED 



Schools 


$ 1,700.00 


Roads and bridges 


1,179.95 


Salaries 


470.50 


Contingent 


462.78 


Pathing snow (from reserve fund) 


138.08 


State aid 


303.00 


Library 


100.00 


Moth work 


28.50 


Tree warden 


100.00 


Sabin school fund 


50.00 


F. P. Hall, treasurer 


140.00 



la 



Forest fires (from reserve fund) 
Interest (from reserve fund) 

Appropriations 
Expended 
Unexpended balance 

CHARLES B. COIT 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
JOSEPH L. THRASHER 

Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



$ 32.75 
95.00 

$ 5,975.00 
4,800.56 



$ 4,800.56 



$ 1,174,44 



Selectmen 

of 
Greenwich 



Report of Highway Surveyor 

TOWN ROAD 1918 



Appropriation 


$ 1,250.00 


Paid A.I. Loux, man and team 


$ 105.00 


Harry Crane 


154.00 


Axil Almquest 


28.00 


W. M. Parker " 


10.50 


Carl Kimball, sawing and team 


78.25 


E. H. Randal], labor 


149.60 


Peter Lego 


120.00 


Arthur Chapin 


80.00 


W. R. King 


8.00 


M. E. Caswell 


56.25 


T. Vandersingel 


54.00 


Thos. Severance 


45.59 


A. Twible 


1.00 


W. H. Walker, team 


1.00 


L. Wheeler, labor 


1.50 


B. V. Brooks, printing signs 


2.75 


Labor on village bridge, E. 


Randall 


and others 


35.45 


Guy Stevens, man and team 


14.00 


Overseers of Poor, lumber 


144.83 


W. H. Walker 


19.57 


W. H. Giffin, railing 


29.75 


I. V. Lincoln 


5.00 


F. P. Hall, supplies 


3.55 



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Paid L. I. Giffin, supplies 


$ 10.01 


H. H. Dickinson, spikes 


1.55 


A. Twible, gravel 


2.10 


A. Chapin 


9.00 


E.T.King " 


'7.50 


Henry Lego 


2.20 


Total expended 


'tt 1 1 7Q O r 


p i,i/y.vo 


Unexpended 


$ 70.05 



E. H. RANDALL, Highway Surveyor 

Report of Tree Warden 



Appropriation 




$ 100.00 


Paid E. H. Randall, cutting brush 


$ 29.00 




Peter Lego, 


28.25 




M.E.Caswell 


20.00 




Arthur Chapin 


22.75 


$ 100.00 



E. H. RANDALL, Tree Warden 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



For Year Ending Dec. 31, 1918 

EXPENSES AWAY FROM COOLEY HOME 
ACCOUNT NO. 2 
Eugene McCarthy for burial expense $ 30.00 

C. B. Coit, two trips to Turners Falls 15.00 

ACCOUNT NO. 3 

Geo. B. Iyoux, legal advice and expenses to 

Springfield 5.00 



EXPENSES AT COOLEY HOME 
James D. Kimball, insurance on buildings at 

town farm 22.98 

LeRoy Iy. Blackmer, warden, salary three 

months, Jan. 1, 1918 to Mar. 31, 1918 100.00 
LeRoy L. Blackmer, money paid out for 

Cooley Home Jan. 1, to Mar. 31, 1918 
Frank P. Hall, groceries 1.79 

S.H.Walker, " 1.88 

CD. Haskell Co. groceries 2.43 

H. H. Dickinson " 49.64 

E. G. Kelley '" 14.94 

E. L,. Powers, horseshoeing 1.80 

J. E. Hess, meat 8.77 

Ryther & Warren, grain 112.70 

Walker Grain Co., " 33.70 

Cutler Co., grain 114.61 



$ 50.00 



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Frank Rogers, labor $ 3.50 
T. L-Severence, labor 9.00 
A. Richardson, stock service 9.00 
Goods for No. 1 13.38 
Miscellaneous 5.30 
Geo. B. Iyoux, advertising town farm, draw- 
ing lease, expenses to Springfield 9.00 
Expense of cutting and handling lumber by- 
Highway Surveyor 242.25 



INCOME AT COOLEY HOME 


Jan. 1, 1918, Cash on hand $ 


31.88 


Feed bags 


12.20 


Calves 


62.00 


Chickens 


10.00 


Potatoes 


.75 


Eggs 


78.61 


Milk 


329.95 


Lumber sold to Highway Surveyor, 2160 ft. 




at $52 per M 


112.32 


6869 ft. at $40 per M 


274.79 


Rent from April 15, 1918 to Oct. 15, 1918 


60.00 



$ 757.57 



$ 972.48 

Net income at Cooley Home $ 183.02 

Receipt of sale of personal property March 

29, 1918 $ 1,746.07 

EXPENSES AT SALE 
Ellis A. Thayer, auctioneer $ 12.00 

C. E. Miller, clerk 3.00 

Geo. B. Loux, labor 10.00 

Frank Rogers 2.50 

John Eddy " 4.00 

Printing auction bills 3.00 

J. L. Thrasher, rebate on potatoes 1.70 



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Uncollected bills $5.25 

— $ 41.45 



Net receipts of sale $ 1,704.62 

INMATES AT COOLEY HOME 

No. 1 Thirteen weeks 

GEORGE B. LOUX ) Overseers 

CHARLES B. COIT > of 

JOSEPH L,. THRASHER ) the Poor 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of Assessors 



State tax $ 770.00 

County tax 908.30 

Town grant 4,664.00 

Overlay ings 150.00 

Omitted assessments 111.46 

Rate of taxation per $ 1000 18.50 

PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 

Congregational church $ 3,100.00 

Independent Liberal church 2,052.00 

Hillside school 11,365.00 

Soldiers' exemption 4,625.00 

Women worth less than $ 1,000 5,875.00 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Total valuation $ 335,597.00 

value of real estate 266,325.00 

" " personal estate 69,272.00 

omitted assessments 600,025.00 

Number of polls assessed 124 

exempt 19 

Tax on each poll 2.00 

Total number of persons assessed 269 

paying tax on property 240 

poll only 32 

Number of horses assessed 119 

cows 227 

11 sheep 8 



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Number of neat cattle other than cows 
' swine assessed 
dwelling houses assessed 
acres of land 
fowls 

JOSEPH I,. THRASHER 
GEORGE B. U)UX 
CHARGES B. COIT 



89 

27 

161 

11,048 

3,834 

Overseers 

of 
Greenwich 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Ending December 31, 1 


\918 


Appropriation 


% 50.00 


Received from appropriation, nothing 




Received from Clara B. Walker fund 


% 5.00 


Lucinda Root fund 


3.00 


Charles Record fund 


5.00 


Rebecca Spooner fund 


5.00 


Rindge fund 


5.00 


Wilkinson fund 


10.00 


Shumway fund 


9.00 


Asa Spooner fund 


2.00 


John Warner fund 


5.00 


Mary Walker fund 


5.00 


Merrick Tourtelotte fund 


1.00 


Emelia Topliff fund 


4.00 


Justice Johnson fund 


7.00 


Amos Blackmer fund 


3.00 


Luther Fuller fund 


2.00 


Julia B. Rice fund 


3.00 


Solomon Sibley fund 


2.00 


Clara B. Pratt fund 


2.00 


D. S. Cutler fund 


2.00 


Cleveland & Sears fund 


5.00 


Sherman & Douglas fund 


3.00 


Wm. S. Douglas fund 


3.00 


Wm. Trask fund 


1.00 


Chas. Powers 


3.00 



$ 95.00 



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Received for work on and care of lots 1917 

and 1918 $ 98.00 



Total cash received $ 193.00 

Paid B. A. Sawtelle and help in cemetery $ 158.39 

Mrs. Sawtelle, care of flowers $ 20.00 

Balance cash received for care of and work 

on lots and paid to town treasurer $ 14.61 

$ 193.00 



1918 

July 2 Received of Austin Hunter the sum of $ 100.00 

and paid to town treasurer for the perpetual 

care and benefit of the Austin Hunter lot as 

far as the interest will warrant 
Total received for perpetual funds in year $ 100.00 

May 6 Received of Dr. Dudley Carleton for 

lot No. 22, Walker extension of cemetery $ 10.00 

Oct. 2 Received of E. L. Hales for lot No. 20, 

Walker extension of cemetery $ 5.00 



Paid same to town treasurer $ 15.00 

DAVID M. HUNTER ) „ 

WILLIAM H. GIFFIN ^ Cemetery 

BEN J. A. SAWTELLE ) Commissioners 



Treasurer's Report 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the Year 
Ending Dec. 31, 1918 

Cash on hand to new account $ 1,146.71 

Rec'd from county treasurer, refund on dog tax 66.05 

Commonwealth, income Mass. school fund 1,290.98 



national bank tax 


17.72 


income tax 1917 


7.00 


< « ( « < < 


329.00 


corporation tax 


84.23 


high school tuition 


359.00 


transportation 


388.89 


tuition of children 


297.00 


state aid 


154.00 


soldier's exemption 


37.18 


inspection of animals 


10.00 


acc't Education Ind. school 


9.22 


C. C. Richardson, supplies sold 


.33 


E. T. King, slaughtering license 


1.00 


cemetery commissioners for sale of lots 


15.00 


money paid for work 


on lots 


14.61 


overseers of poor, acc't of poor farm sale 1,704.62 


rent 


60.00 


lumber 


144. 8J 


interest on note acc't poor farm sale 


5.30 


bonds 


19.37 


school committee, state reimbursement 





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school supt. $ 150.00 

Rec'd from L,. A. Faverio, sealing fees 1918 10.25 

Ware Savings Bank, int. on cemetery fund 74.00 

Athol Savings Bank, int. on cemetery fund 21.00 

Peoples Savings Bank, money borrowed 1,500.00 

clerk of courts, fine in Kirkwood case 50.00 

cem. commissioners, Austin Hunter fund 100.00 

Town of Hardwick, tuition of children 55.00 

J. Iy. Thresher, collector, bal. of 1916 tax 352.78 

interest on 1916 tax 93.53 

on 1917 tax 1,381.47 

" 1918 " 4,206.10 



Total $ 14,156.17 

Paid Peoples Savings Bank, notes and interest $ 2,556.13 

Bureau of statistics, certifying town note 2.00 

B. W. Buckley, sheriff's fees 5.40 

H. B. Hess, sheriff fees 33.50 

for Liberty bonds 1,900.00 

Deposited in Athol Savings Bank, Austin Hunter, 

cemetery fund 100.00 

Paid Edwin H. Bannister, county tax 908.30 

state tax . 770.00 

assessors' certificate of tax abatement 26.20 

W. B. Segur, for return of one birth .25 

selectmen's order 1917 4.50 

Deposited in Athol Savings Bank, bal. town farm acc't. 9.45 

int. on town farm bonds 19.37 
note 5.30 

Paid selectmen's orders 2,987.31 

overseers of poor orders 565.32 

school committees orders 3,174.82 

Cash on hand to balance 1,088.32 

Total $ 14,156.17 



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LIABILITIES 

Outstanding unpaid order of school committe, 1917 S 1.25 

Outstanding unpaid orders of selectmen 113.25 

ASSETS 

Due on 1917 tax $ 664.23 

11 " 1918 " 2,363.43 

from state on account of state aid paid 303.00 

SCHOOL FUND 

Sabin school fund $214.16 



POOR FARM ACCOUNT 


Liberty bonds 




$ 1,900.00 


Athol Savings Bank 




43.89 


TRUST FUNDS FOR 


CARE OF 


CEMETERY LOTS 


Rindge fund 




$ 100.00 


Wilkinson fund 




300.00 


Shumway fund 




100.00 


Spooner fund 




50.00 


Warner fund 




100.00 


Mary Walker fund 




100.00 


Powers fund 




50.00 


Rebecca Spooner fund 




82.65 


Tourtelotte fund 




25.00 


Topliff fund 




100.00 


Johnson fund 




200.00 


Record fund 




50.00 


Blackmer fund 




50.00 


Clara Walker fund 




100.00 


Root fund 




100.00 


Fuller fund 




100.00 


Shumway and Douglas 


fund 


100.00 


Rice fund 




100.00 


Cutler fund 




100.00 


Pratt fund 




50.00 



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Sears, Brewster and Cleveland fund $ 175.00 

Sibley fund 100.00 

Gray fund 100.00 

Sly fund 100.00 

Parker fund 50.00 

William S. Douglas fund 100.00 

William A. Trask fund 50.00 

Austin Hunter fund 100.00 



$ 2,732.65 



Interest expended in 1918 $ 95.00 

available Jan. 1, 1919 385.41 

Respectfully submitted 

FRANK P. HALL, Treasurer 
Iyinwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library 



Number of days library has been open 




52 


books sent out 




2,107 


magazines given out 




456 


books purchased 




37 


books donated by Free Library Commission 


40 


books given by others 




2 


magazines subscribed for 




4 


magazines given 




4 


public documents sent 




10 


Whole number of volumes 




3,017 


Public documents 




270 


Circulating department 




2,747 


AMELIA M. 


ROOT, Secretary 


FINANCIAL STATEMENT 




RECEIPTS 






Appropriated by the town 


$ 100.00 




From the Bailey & Spooner funds 


28.00 




From fines 


1.75 




Cash balance on hand 


2.43 






$ 


132.18 


EXPENDITURES 






Paid for books 


$ 42.63 




magazines 


16.00 




librarian 


36.40 





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Paid for transportation of books 

express 

sundries 

postage 
Money on hand 



$ 13.00 

.71 

1.07 

.31 

22.06 



$ 132.18 



A. M. ROOT, Treasurer 
H. I. NEVENS, Librarian 

B. A. SAWTEEEE, M. D. 
W. H. WALKER 
ELLA M. WAEKER 
LIZZIE HUNTER 
HELEN I. NEVINS 
AMELIA M. ROOT 

Trustees 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library 



Barbour, Ralph Henry and Holt, H. P. Lost Island JB21.7 

Beach, Rex. The Winds of Chance B38.9 

Bindloss, Harold. The Lure of the North B51.8 
Blake, Geo. W. (compTd by) Sulzer's Short Speeches Y B58 

Branch, Mary L. B. Guild the Cavern King jB74 

Buckrose, J. E. The Silent Legion B83.2 

Buff in, Baron C. Brave Belgians F B85 

Canfield, Dorothy. Home Fires in France C15.5 

Cather, Willa S. My Antonia C27.2 

Cheradame, Andre. The Pan German Plot Unmasked H C24 

Churchill, Winston. A Traveller in War Time FC48 

Collins, Frederick A. The Boys Book of Submarines F C69 

Cooper, Elizabeth Drusilla with a Million C780 

Cox, Palmer. The Brownies and Prince Floramel JC86.2 

Dawson, Coningsby. The Glory of the Trenches F D32 
Dickinson, Asa Don and Helen Winslow. Children's 

Book of Patriotic Stories JD56 

DuBois, Mary Constance. The Girls of Old Glory jD84 

Eastman, Chas. Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains E EA7 

"Flight" The Flying Yankee ' E F65 

Galsworthy, John. The Freelands G16.2 

Greene, Frances Nimmo. My Country's Voice G832.2 
Grosvenor, Johnston. Strange Stones of the Great 

Valley JG89 

Hale, Beatrice F. R. Little Allies JH14 



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Hankey, Donald. A Student in Arms F H19 

Harris, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus Returns JH24.5 

Horsford, Isabel M. Stories of Our Holidays JH7 8 

Hough, Emerson The Way Out H82.6 

Huard, Frances Wilson. My Home in the Field of 

Honor F H85 
Huard, Frances Wilson, My Home in the Field of 

Mercy F H85.2 
Hunt, Clara Whitehill. The Little House in the Woods jH89 

Johnston, Mary. Foes J63.10 
Johnson, Clifton (col. by) Poems my Children Love 

Best of All Y J64 
Keene, Louis. Crumps K2 
Klickman, Flora. The Little Girls Knitting and Cro- 
chet Book L K68 
Lincoln Joseph. Shavings L63.18 
Locke, Wm. J. The Red Planet L73.2 
London, Jack. Michael L88.4 
Lutz, Grace L. Hill. The Enchanted Barn L97.7 
Mayo, Katherine. The Standard Bearers M450 
Maniates, Belle K. Amarilly in Love M26.2 
McCutcheon, Geo. Barr. The City of Masks M149.2 
McSpadden, J. W. The Book of Holidays jM21 
Mitchell, J. A. Drowsy M690 
Moore, Leslie. The Peacock Feather M770 
Naduad, Marchel. The Flying Porlu M12 
O'Brien, Pat (Lieut.) Outwitting the Hun E OB2 
Paine, Ralph D. The Flying Fleets F P16 
Parkman, Mary R. Heroes of Today E P23 
Patriotism and the Flag retold from St. Nicholas E P27 
Perkins, Lucy Fitch. The Belgian Twins JP41 

The French Twins JP41.2 

Perry, Stella G. S. Girls Nest jP43 

Poole, Ernest. His Family P77 

His Second Wife P77.2 



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Porter, Eleanor H. Oh, Money Money ' JP83.8 

Porter, Gene Stratton. A Daughter of the Land JP834.6 

Richards, Laura E. A Daughter of Jehu j R39.17 

Rinehart, Mary Roberts. The Amazing Interlude R45"4 
Rolt- Wheeler, Francis. The Wonders of War in 

the Air JR65.2 
Rolt-Wheeler, Francis. Trie Wonders of War on 

the Land JR65.3 

Schreiner, Geo. Abel. The Iron Ration P Sch7 

Seaman, Augustus H. Melissa Across the Fence Seal 
Seers, Waddingham (selected by) Nature Stories 

to tell to Children See3 

Steele. Lands End Ste4 

Sterne, Elaine. Over the Seas for Uncle Sam Ste45 
Stevens, Ruth D. and David H. American Patriotic 

Prose and Verse Y Stl 
Stone, J. Madison. Personal Recollections of the 

Civil War F St7 

Shultz, Jas. Willard. Lone Bull's Mistake jShu8 

Shurter, Edwin D. Patriotic Selections Y Shu9 

Winning Declamations and how 

to speak them Y Shu9.2 

Tappan, Eva March. The Little Book of the Flag F Tl3 

"Vamba" The Prince and His Ants JV25 

Wade, Mary H. Pilgrims of Today E W12 

Twin Travellers in South America G W12 

Waller, Mary E. Out of the Silences W16.6 

Ward. Elizabeth's Campaign W21.10 

White, Eliza Orne. The Blue Aunt JW59.5 
White, Wm. Allen. The Martial Adventures of 

Harry and Me W528.2 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



Greenwich, Mass. 

For the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1918 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term 
Expires 
William H. Petrie, Ch., Greenwich Village 1920 

Tel. 33-4, Enfield 
John H. King, Sec, Greenwich Village 

Tel. 33-5, Enfield 
William R. Carrick Greenwich Village 

Tel. Cooleyville 



32 



Superintendent 
Arthur W. Smith North Dana Tel. Cooleyville 

School Physician 
Benjamin A. Sawtelle, M. D. Greenwich Tel. Enfield, 19-3 

Attendance Officer 
Henry D. Crane Greenwich Tel. Enfield, 33-3 



Report of the School Committee 

- — 

For the year endi?ig Dec. 31, 1918 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Income of state school fund $ 1,290.98 

Balance from 1917 703.32 

High school tuition 359.00 

transportation 388.89 

State children tuition and transportation 297.00 

From state on account of Superintendent 150.00 



Expended 


p o,±oy.±y 
1,399.49 


Unexpended 


$ 1,789 70 


Town appropriation 


$ 1,700.00 


Income Sabin school fund 


20.00 


From town of Hardwick, tuition 


55.00 


C. C. Richardson 


.33 



SALARIES OF TEACHERS 

Ada S. Morrison $ 329.09 

Annie S. Berry 2.32.00 

Mrs. Lura L. Barnes 136.00 

Paid Mass. Teachers' Retirement Board 95.41 

Ruth Sprague 25.00 

E. Maude Bradley 46.00 



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Mrs. Ruth B. Dwelley 



$ 7.50 



C. C. Richardson, 


salary 
expense oi 




$ 141.00 
.50 


P O/J-.UU 


Arthur W. Smith, 


salary 




63.00 




School committee 






40.00 




expense of 




6.31 




Tuition 






297.00 


$ 547.81 






CONVEYANCE OF PUPILS 




Lewis Graves 






$ 163.20 




Earl Hale 






144.00 




Geo. Hunter 






177.00 




Mrs. H. C. Adams 






109.15 




Henry Lego 






299.50 




Mr6. Peter Lego 






60.00 




Mrs. Carl Clifford 






87.00 




High school 






279.79 
4 


; 1,319.64 




I 




EXPENDITURES 






Care of rooms 






$ 69.55 




Supplies 






65.12 




Books 






82.04 




Fuel 






86.70 




Water rent 






2.25 




Repairs 






95.72 




B. A. Sawtelle, M. 


D. 




16.50 




Miscellaneous snow bills 




18.49 












$ 436.37 






Total expenditures 






$ 3,174.82 




W. H. 


PETRIE 


) School 




J. H. 


KING 


[ 






W. R. 


CARRICK 


) Committee 



Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee of Greenwich, — 

I herewith present the 
statistics of the schools for the school year 1917-1918 together 
with two recommendations for next year. 

My short acquaintance with the schools, and the interrup- 
tion of their activities by the influenza epidemic and the usual 
holidays, make it unwise to attempt the writing of a detailed 
report. 

Among the necessary conditions for completing the ele- 
mentary grades in eight years are a long school year, good 
teachers, and good attendance. A liberal allowance for books 
and supplies there is little question about. 

A longer school year stands for more or else better work 
done without unduly taxing the strength of the children. The 
present school year is too short for satisfactory results. 

Good teachers cost money these days, and are almost im- 
possible to find. The children suffer educationally when in 
the hands of an untrained or inexperienced person. 

I recommend that the school year be lengthened, and that 
at least the minimum salary per }^ear established by the state be 
paid our teachers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 
Sup't. of Schools 



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Totals 



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Boys 7 to 14, 41; girls, 18; total 59 
Boys 14 to 16, 9; girls, 2; total 11 
Boys, 55; girls, 22; total, 77 



School Calendar, 1919 



Schools opened Dec. 30, 1918 

close March 21, 1919 

open 31, 

Plains school closes June 20, 1919 
Village school closes June 27, 1919 
Schools open Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1919 

close Friday, Dec. 19, 1919 

open Monday, Jan. 5, 1920 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS 
New Year's, January 1 
Washington's Birthday, February 22 
Patriots' Day, April 19 
Memorial Day, May 30 
July 4 

Labor Day, first Monday in September 
Columbus Day, October 12 
Thanksgiving, last Thursday in November 
Christmas, December 25 

Except by special arrangement, the schools will not be in 
session on legal holidays. They will close at noon of the Wed- 
nesday next preceding Thanksgiving, and re-open on next 
Monday morning. 

Teachers, January J9J8- January J9J9 

*Ada S. Morrison, 172 Groveland St., Haverhill. $ 13.00 wk. 
Plains school 



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*E. Maude Bradley, 281 Chestnut St., Gardner. Sup'v. of 

music, $ 3.00 trip 
*(Mrs.) Ruth B. Dwelley, Oakham, Sup'v. of drawing, $ 2.50 

trip 
tMrs. Lena L. Barnes, 99 High St., Springfield, $ 13.00 wk. 

Village school 
** Annie L. Berry, 35 Osgood St., Salem, Village school 
**Ruth C. Sprague, Leicester, Sup'v. of music 

* In service January, 1919 
** Resigned June, 1918 

t Resigned because of illness Dec. 12, 1918 
Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Dwelley began 
service September, 1918. 

GRADUATES 

Graduates of Grammar grades, June 12, 1918 

Plains 

Leslie John Walker 
Village 

Charles Herman King 

Mary Elizabeth Sheene 



Honor Roll 



Perfect in attendance the entire school year, 
Lindolph Parker 



TUITION PUPILS 
this school year 



Plains 

Edson Lyman 
Edna Lyman 
Christine MacKimmon 
Eleanor Rohweder 
Ethel Rohweder 
Hazel Rohweder 

Village 
Clara Caul 
Florence Caul 
Doris Greene 
Bastian Gondolfo 
Anthony Gondolfo 
Gertrude Garland 
Alfred Garland 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 



GREENWICH y vno^ 



FOR THE YEAR 



1919 











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Town Warrant 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Greenwich, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
town of Greenwich qualified to vote in elections and town 
affairs, to meet in their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Mon- 
day the ninth day of February, A. D. 1920, at ten o'clock in 
the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz. 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one 
Overseer of Poor, one Assessor, Town Treasurer, one School 
Committee, one Cemetery Commissioner, two Library Trus- 
tees, all for three years, and one Cemetery Commmissioner for 
one year. Also Tax Collector, Tree Warden, two Constables, 
Auditor, Highway Surveyor, three Surveyors of Wood and 
Lumber, all for one year. 

Also on the same ballot to vote "Yes" or "No" in answer 
to the question: Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in this town? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for 
the year ensuing. 



Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and 
act thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appro- 
priations for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow money in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1920. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to defend all suits at law that may be brought against the town 
during the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will pay a proper charge of 
a bonding company for acting as security on the official bond 
of any town officer. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to abolish the of- 
fice of Highway Surveyor and return to the old system of hav- 
ing a Superintendent of Streets appointed by the Selectmen, or 
act in relation thereto. 

Art. 11. To consider the declination of a legacy under 
the will of Sarah L. Gray, late of Greenwich, deceased, made 
to the town of Greenwich, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars 
in trust, the income therefrom to be used for the perpetual care 
of the burial lot of Adoniajah L. Gray in the cemetery in 
Greenwich, the said Sarah L. Gray having made provision 
with the town of Greenwich during her life time for the per- 
petual care of said lot. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $50.00 for the Hampshire County Farm Bu- 
reau. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting at- 
tested copies thereof at each of the Post Offices in Greenwich 
seven days at least before the time and place of said meeting. 









Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk on or before the time 
and place of said meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of January, A. D. 
1920. 

JOSEPH L. THRASHER 
CHARLES B. COIT 
GEORGE B. I/XJX 

Selectmen of Greenwich 



Report of the Town Clerk 



Vital Statistics for the Year 1919 
BIRTHS 

child's name parents' names 

June 1 Eeona Eleanor Kimball Carl and Minnie 

July 17 Dorothy Saywood Clifford Carl and Lucy 

Dec. 16 George Byron Loux Andrew and Evelyn 

MARRIAGES 

Mar. 12 Orson H. Rathburn and Mary L. Edson 

DEATHS 

Jan. 6 Anna C. Smith, age 33 

Feb. 9 Hattie E. Walker, age 52 

Feb. 11 William H. Giffin, age 67 

Apr. 3 Sylvanus L,. Vaughn, age 68 

Apr. 21 Edna S. Hager, age 80 

Aug. 17 Flora Engelhard, age 66 

Aug. 19 William H. Petrie, age 52 

Oct. 15 Martha Ann Aiken, age 75 

Oct. 19 Mary E. Beals, age 78 

Nov. 18 George T. Gibbs, age 73 

BURIAL OF NON-RESIDENTS IN GREENWICH CEMETERY 

Feb. 27 Hall E. Storer of Ludlow, age 73 

Apr. 1 Henry L. Baldwin of Eastford, Conn., age 14 days 

May 27 Charles A. Powers af Altus, Okla., age 67 

July 25 Adeline E. Cutler of Barre, age 84 

Aug. 9 Myron Hunter of Warren, age 52 



Dec. 21 Carrie V. Upton of New Salem, age 51 

Very respectfully, 

C. E. MILLER, Town Clerk 



Report of Selectmen 



Feb. 10, 1919. Voted to raise and appropriate the following 
amounts to defray town charges to Dec. 31, 1919: 
Schools $1,500.00 

Roads 1,000.00 

Salaries , 500.00 

Contingent 800.00 

State road 500.00 

State aid 400.00 

$4,700.00 



id to appropriate from treasury: 




Tree warden 


$ 100.00 


Sabin school fund 


50.00 


Moth work 


50.00 


Library 


100.00 


Bridges 


300.00 


Poor 


300.00 



$900.00 

CONTINGENT 

Appropriations 1919 $ 800.00 

Paid Fred A. Foley, five burials $ 31.00 

C. E. Miller, dog tags 3.30 

Lewis Blackmer, printing reports 46.00 

P. B. Swift, bond for treasurer 12.50 

C. E. Miller for stamps 3.00 

J. L. Thrasher, inspector of animals 30.00 

A. W. Brownell, assessors' supplies 7.2.5 
E. O. Fewell, inspector of slaughtering 39.90 



PaidC. H. Chase, real estate transfers $ 3.75 
CD. Walker, stamps and stationery 6.00 
C. K. Miller for stamps 2.00 
J. D. Kimball, insurance, sealers' weights 19.34 
Hampshire County Farm Bureau 50.00 
P. B. Swift, collector's bond 25.00 
Balance 1917 state road appropriation 88.25 
C. E. Miller, painting sidewalk notices 3.48 
A. W. Brownell, assessors*' supplies 1,25 
Cecil Bagnall, tax collector's supplies- 4.89 
Hobbs & Warren, abatement record book 3.07 
W. H. Jones, care of town hall 8.35 
C. E. Miller, inspector of slaughtering 40.95 
David M. Hunter, inspector of slaugh- 
tering 12.00 
J. L,. Thrasher, inspector of slaughter- 
ing 24.00 
A. A. Stevens, sawing wood for select- 
men's room 2.00 
C. E. Miller, ballots and stamps 11.43 
abatement on 1917 tax 94.52 
" " " Cheese Mfg. Co. 13.20 
J. L. Thrasher, stamps 4.00 
C. E. Miller, stamps and blanks 2.80 
supplies town clerk 29.40 
J. L. Thrasher, clerical error copying 

1917 tax book 7.00 

C. D. Walker, stamps and stationery 5.00 

G. B. Loux, expense to Springfield 5.00 

J.L.Thayer, " " 5.00 

C. B. Coit, copying valuation 8.00 

Expended $ 652.63 

Balance $ 147.37 

SALARIES 
1919 appropriation $ 500.00 



10 



C. E. Miller, town clerk $ 50.00 

George B. Loux, selectman, assessor, 

overseer of poor 75.00 

Charles B. Coit, selectman, assessor, 

overseer of poor 75.00 

Joseph L. Thrasher, selectman, assessor, 

overseer of poor 75.00 

Charles D. Walker, treasurer 60.00 

Lin wood Giffin, auditor 10.00 
J. L. Thrasher, balance for collecting 

1917 taxes 30.00 

Roy Ellsworth, election officer 3.00 

Roy Blackmer, 3.00 

Roy Graves, 3.00 

Harry D. Crane, " " 3.00 

W. R. Carrick, moderator 3.00 

Jesse Vaughn, election officer 1.50 

A. J. Loux, " " 7.50 

E. H. Randall, " " 7.50 

Peter Lego, " 3.00 

C. W. Uracius, " " 3.00 

Balance 

The following amounts have been expended: 

From the state for highways under the 

small town act $ 2,200.00 

Roads and bridges 1,804.78 

Tree Warden 100.00 

State aid 324.00 

Salaries 412.50 

Contingent 652.63 

Library 100.00 

Moth work 35.25 

Forest fires 172.97 

Dr. B. A. Sawtelle, cemetery work 120,75 



$412.50 
$ 87.50 



11 



Sabin school fund $ 50.00 

Total amount of orders drawn $ 5,972.88 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH L. THRASHER 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
CHARLES B. COIT 

Selectmen of Greenwich 

Einwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of Highway Surveyor 



Town appropriation 

State granted 
Total 



permanent work 



$ 1,000.00 

500.00 

2,000.00 



Paid E. H. Randall, 118 da. 3 hrs. at $4 per da. 



Raymond King, 
Harold White, 
W. R. King, 
John James, 



1 da. 

1 da. 4 hrs. 

39 da. 2 " 

40 da. 

67 da. 8 hrs. 

89 da. Hhrs. 

45 da. 6 hrs. 

44 da. 2 " 

47 da. 

20 da. 6 hrs. 



3 per da. 



3.25 per da. 
3 per da. 



L. C. Graves, 

Roy Blackmer, 

Jerry Marin, 

Peter Lego, 

E. Clark, 

J. Thrasher, labor 

Henry Lyman, 29 da, 

Roy Walker, 23 da. 4 hrs. at $3 per da. 

E. T. King, man, 1 da. at 

M. E. Caswell, 4 da. 4 hrs. at 

E. A. Moore, blacksmith bill 

Thomas Severance, labor per bill 

Austin Hunter, labor per bill 

W. H. Walker, man and team, 44 da. 2 hrs. 

at $7 per da. 
W. M. Parker, man and team, 9 da. 5* hrs. 

at $7 per da. 



3,500.00 

$ 473.50 

3.00 

4.50 

117.75 

130.00 

203.66 

267.57 

137.28 

132.75 

141.00 

62.25 

1.00 

78.00 

70.50 

3.00 

13.50 

7.35 

20.00 

24.25 

309.75 

68.00 



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H. D. Crane, man and team, 54 da. 2hrs. at 

$7 per da. 
Axel Almquest, man and team, 17 da. at $7 

per da. 
E. T. King, man and team, 16 da. 5 hrs. at 

$7 per da. 
E. H. Randall, man and team, 53 da. 1 hr. 

at $7 per da. 

E. H. Randall, single horse, 8 da. 4 hrs. at 
$2.00 per da. 

New England Metal Culvert Co., culvert pipe 

F. H. Vaughn, 3 pieces 10 in. tile 
Good Roads Co., repairs for scraper 
Express on repairs 

F. P. Hall, 2 picks $ 3.00 

handles 1.55 

lines 1.00 

hoes 2.00 

rakes 1 . 80 

hooks 2.00 



L,. J. Giffin, shovel 
fork 
hoes 
shovels 
oil and can 



1.35 
1.65 
1.50 
5.25 
.92 



A. E. Moore, oil 

Mrs. Geo. Walker, 987 loads gravel at .05 

Gravel bought, 156 loads gravel at .10 



$ 379.75 

119.00 

116.38 

371.87 

17.00 
120.46 

2.40 
15.10 

1.10 



11.35 



Total 

Total appropriation 

Total spent 
Balance 

Balance left on 1917 state contract 



10.97 

.60 

49.35 

15.60 

$ 3,499.51 



$ 3,500.00 
3,499.51 



$ .49 
$ 288.35 



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Paid E. H. Randall, 10 da. at $4 $ 40.00 

John James, 9 da. at 3.25 29.25 

L. C. Graves, 10 da. at 3 30.00 

Henry Lyman, 10 da. at 3 30.00 

E. Clark, 6 da. at 3 18.00 

Raymond Walker, 5 da. at 3 15.00 

E. H. Randall, man and team, 9 da. at 7 63.00 

E. T. King, man and team, 9 da. at 7 63.00 

Total $ 288.25 



Balance $ .10 



Paid 



BRIDGES 1919 






E. H. Randall, labor 




$ 41.00 




team 




13.00 




E. O. Fewell, team 




3.50 




H. D. Crane, team 




14.00 




John James, labor 




10.75 




M. E. Caswell, labor 




3.00 




L. C. Graves, labor 




1.50 




Henry Lyman, labor 




6.00 




E. Clark 




3.00 




Roy Blackmer, labor 




3.00 




L. J. Giffin, spikes $6.00, 


paint $1.45 


7.45 




E. A. Moore, posts 




1.00 




W. H. Walker, lumber for bridges 


167.79 




F. H. Vaughn, cement 




9.60 




C. E. Miller, lettering bridge signs 


20.68 










$ 305.27 






ropriation 






300.00 



Overdrawn $ 5.27 

CUTTING BRUSH 1919 
Appropriation $ 100.00 

Paid E. H. Randall, labor $ 34.50 

horse 11.00 



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Paid John James, labor $ 18.50 

Peter Lego, labor 9.00 

L. C. Graves, labor 10.50 

M. E. Caswell, labor 16.50 

$ 100.00 

E. H. RANDALL, Highway Foreman 

Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



For Year Ending Dec. 31, 1919 

EXPENSES 

James D. Kimball, insurance on buildings at 

Cooley Home % 22.20 

Springfield Hospital, care and treatment for 

No. 1 278.00 

C. B. Coit for telephone calls, stamps and ex- 
pense to North Dana for No. 1 5.00 

For legal advice 2.00 



INCOME RECEIVED 



$ 307.20 



Allowance from St; 
Lumber sold to Fra 
Rent from Oct. 15, 
Interest on Liberty 
Appropriated from 


ite Board of Charity 
ink L. Thayer 850 ft. 

1918 to Oct. 15, 1919 

Bonds for 1919 
Treasury 

:e 


% 34.70 

17.00 

120.00 

80.12 

300.00 


% 551.82 
$ 244.62 


Unexpended balan< 




Linwood J. Giffin, 


CHARLES B. COIT 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
JOSEPH L. THRASHER 

Overseers of the Poor 
Auditor 



Report of Assessors 



For suitable recognition of residents of Mass. that serv- 
ed in the late war $ 46.20 
State tax 770.00 
County tax 726.15 
Town grant 4,340.13 
Overlay ings 282.48 
Rate of taxation per $1,000 15.50 

PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 

Congregational church $ 3,100.00 

Independent Liberal church 2,050.00 

Hillside School 11,365.00 

Soldiers' exemption 4,658.00 

Women worth less than $1,000 4,325.00 

TABEE OF AGGREGATES 

Total valuation of assessed estate $ 364,549.00 

" value of real estate 280,775.00 

personal estate 83,774.00 

Number of polls assessed 115 

exempt 15 

Tax on each poll $ 2.00 

Total number of persons assessed 303 

paying tax on property 280 

poll only 23 

Number of horses assessed 107 

cows 203 

neat cattle other than cows 104 



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Number of swine assessed 

1 dwelling houses assessed 
acres of land 
fowls 



20 

155 

11,588 

3,307 



JOSEPH L. THRASHER 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
CHARLES B. COIT 

Assessors of Greenwich 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Ending Dec. 31, 1919 

Received special appropriation from availa- 
ble funds $ 100.00 

Received from Wilkinson fund 10.00 

Asa Spooner fund 2.00 

Chas. Powers fund 3.00 

JUucinda Root fund 3.00 

Justice Johnson fund 2.75 

work on and eare of lots 

1917, 1918 and 1919 129.79 

Total cash received $ 250.54 

Paid B. A. Sawtelle and help in cemetery $ 188.52 

Berkshire Fertilizer Co. and freight 42.02 

Mrs. Sawtelle for care of flowers 20.00 

Total cash spent $ 250.54 

PERPETUAL FUND 

Apr. 29 Rec'd of Mrs. Lyman G. Preston $ 50.00 

Said sum to be paid to the town treasurer 

and held by him as a perpetual fund for 

the care and benefit of the Elisha Moody 

lot, as far as the interest will warrant. 

Said fund to be known as the Elisha 

Moody fund. 
Dec. 19 Received of Chas. H. Estey, Phil- 

lipston, Mass., U. S. Liberty bond for 100.00 



20 



Fourth issue, No. 3581329, said bond to 
make a perpetual fund, the income to be 
used for the care of the Walter S. and 
Charles H. Estey lot No. 28^ Walker ex- 
tension, for the care of the Deacon Joseph 
Estey lot, south side old cemetery, and 
the Jacob Estey lot on the north side of 
the old cemetery, as far as the interest 
will warrant. 
Deposited with town treasurer $ 150.00 

LOTS SOLD IN YEAR 

May 5 Lot 19, Walker extension, to How- 
ard H. Dickinson $ 5.00 

May 5 Lot 23, Walker extension, toBenj. 

A. Sawtelle 5.00 

Sept. 8 Lot 24, Walker extension, to Delia 

H. Petrie 5.00 

Nov. 11 Lot 26, Walker extension, to 

Chester L. Thrasher 5.00 

Nov. 26 Lot 28i, Walker extension, to 
Walter S. and Charles H. Estey, 
Phillipston, Mass. 8.00 

Total received and paid town treasurer $ 28.00 

DAVID M. HUNTER 
BENJAMIN A. SAWTELLE 

Cemetery Co??imis si oners 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Treasurer's Report 



Cash on hand to new account $ 1,088.32 

Rec'd from county treasurer, refund on dog tax 74.75 

Commonwealth, income Mass. school fund 1,240.30 

income tax 1917 28.00 

" 1918 49.00 

" 1919 81.42 

highway commission 2,199.68 

support of sick paupers 19.70 

burial of paupers 15.00 

tuition of children 314.00 

inspection of animals 15.00 

corporation tax 67.08 

national bank tax 18.98 

high school tuition 240.00 

transportation 117.53 

state aid 303.00 

soldiers' exemption 19.73 

school superintendent 150.00 

interest on bonds 80.12 

overseers of poor, acc't, sale of town farm 

lumber 17.00 

overseers of poor, acc't, rent of town farm 120.00 

Boston & Albany R. R. for fighting fire 172.97 

E. T. King, slaughtering license 1.00 

cemetery commissioners, sale of lots 28.00 

Elisha Moody fund 50.00 
Chas. H. Estey " 100.00 



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Rec'd from Athol Savings Bank, int. on cemetery fund S 27.00 

\\ are 93 . / o 

Millers River Xat'l Bank, money borrowed 1,000.00 

town of Hardwick, tuition of children 54.00 

county treasurer, wild cat bounty 5.00 

J. L. Thrasher, collector, bal. of 1917 tax 664.23 

interest on 191 7 tax 84.22 

on 1918 tax 1,542.12 

on 1919 tax 3,604.80 



Total 5 13,685.70 

Paid Harry D. Crane, by order of clerk of court S 7.60 

\V. B. Segur for return of one birth .25 

Bureau of statistics, certifying town note 2.00 

Edwin H. Bannister, county tax 726.15 

Commonwealth, state tax 816.20 

Millers River Xat'l Bank, note and interest 1,020.00 

Miner Powers, wild cat bounty 5.00 

Deposited in Athol Savings Bank. Elisha Moody fund 50.00 

Paid 1918 selectmen's orders 111.25 

1919 " 5,886.88 

overseers of poor 307.20 

school committee's orders 4.148.62 

Cash on hand 504.55 

U. S. Liberty bond 100.00 



Total $ 13,685.70 

LIABILITIES 

Outstanding unpaid orders of selectmen $ 86.00 

ASSETS 

Due on 1918 tax $ 821.31 

1919 ' 2.277.68 

Due from state on account of state aid paid 324.00 

SCHOOL FUND 

Sabin school fund 5 274.42 



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POOR FARM ACCOUNT 



Liberty bonds $ 1,900.00 

Athol Savings Bank 49.41 

TRUST FUNDS FOR CARE OF CEMETERY LOTS 



Pratt fund 


$ 50.00 


Sibley fund 


100.00 


Sly fund 

Austin Hunter fund 


100.00 
100.00 


Frank L- Parker fund 


50.00 


Wm. S. Douglas fund 


100.00 


Cutler fund 


100.00 


Sears and Cleveland fund 


175.00 


Rice fund 


100.00 


Elisha Moody fund 
A. L. Gray fund 
Sherman and Douglas fund 
Wm. A. Trask fund 


50.00 
100.00 
100.00 

50.00 


Fuller fund 


100.00 


Clara Walker fund 


100.00 


Blackmer fund 


50.00 


Record fund 


50.00 


Topliff fund 
Tourtelotte fund 


100.00 
25.00 


Rebecca Spooner fund 
Mary Walker fund 
Warner fund 


82.65 
100.00 
100.00 


Shumway fund 


100.00 


Rindge fund 
Johnson fund 
Powers fund 


100.00 

200.00 

50.00 


Asa Spooner fund 
Wilkinson fund 


50.00 
300.00 


Root fund 


100.00 


Chas. H. Estey fund 


100.00 

$2,882.65 



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Interest expended in 1919 $ 120.75 

available Jan. 1, 1920 418.19 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES D. WALKER, Treasurer 

Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library 



Number of days library has been open 




51 


books sent out 




1,643 


magazines given out 




268 


books purchased 




31 


books donated by Free Library Commission 40 


books given by friends 




7 


magazines subscribed for 




4 


given 




4 


public documents sent 




10 


Whole number of volumes 




3,006 


Public documents 




270 


Circulating department 




27,600 


AMELIA M. 


ROOT, Seer eta ry 


FINANCIAL vSTATEMENT 




RECEIPTS 






Appropriated by the town 


$ 100.00 




From the Bailey and Spooner funds 


31.50 




From fines 


2.65 




Cash balance on hand 


22.06 


$ 156.21 






EXPENDITURES 






Paid for books 


$ 45.60 




magazines 


6.00 




librarian 


36.40 




transportation of books 


15.75 





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Paid for rebinding of books $ 10.00 

printing library slips 2.92 

freight .62 

sundries 1.20 

postage .27 

Money on hand 37.35 

$ 156.21 

Two of our magazines were paid for two years, last year. 

A. M. ROOT, Treasurer 

H. L. NEVINS, Librarian 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library 



Abbott, Willis J. Soldiers of the Sea F AB2.5 

Andrews, Mary R. S. Joy in the Morning AN2 

Ayers, Leonard P. The War with Germany F Ay8 

Bacheller, Irving. A Man for the Ages B19.7 

Bailey, Marjory. Seven Peas in a Pod JB15 

Baldwin, Jas. Four Great Americans jE B19 

Bunyan's Dream Story JB19 

Benson, E. F. David Blaize and the Blue Door JB44 

Bindloss, Harold. Partners of the Out Trail B51.9 

Black, Alexander. The Great Desire B56a 
Blaisdell, Albert and Ball, Frances K. The English 

History Story Book F B21 

Blanchard, Amy E. A Little Maid of Picardy B43.5 

Burgess, Thornton W. Mrs. Peter Rabbit JB91.3 

The Burgess Bird Book for 

Children L B91 

Chisholm, Loney. Stories for the Seven Year Old JC44 

Stories for the Eight Year Old JC44.2 
Codman, Mrs. Russell. The Journal of Submarine 

Commander Van Forstner F C64 

Cody, H. A. The Touch of Abner C64 

Collins, Frances A. The Wireless Man L C69 

Comstock, Anna B. Ways of the Six Footed L C73 
Crownfield, Gertrude. The Little Taylor of the 

Winding Way jC88 
Curtin, D. Thomas. The Land of the Deepening 



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Shadows F C94 

Curwood, Jas. Oliver. The River's End C95.2 

Davis, Arthur N*. The Kaiser as I Know Him K D29 

Day, Holman. The Rider of the King Log D33.7 

Dix, Beulah Marie. Betty-Bide-at-Home JD64.5 

Duggan, Janie Prichard. Little Cuba Libre JD87 

Farmer, Florence V. Nature Myths of Many Lands JF23 

Fitzhugh, Percy K. Tom Slade on a Transport JF57 
Fultz, Francis M. The Flyaway s and Other Seed 

Travellers JF95 

Glasglow, Ellen. The Builders G35.8 

Haines, Alice Calhoun. Indian Boys and Girls jHl2i 
Hay, Ian. All in it F H32.2 

Hays, Donald Hamilton. Dragon Flies j H32 
Heilman, Eugene A. Practical Health Lessons, 2 

vols. L H36 
Holt, J. Emmett. The Care and Feeding of Children L H74 
Kelland, Clarence B. The Little Moment of Happiness K28 
Kellor, Frances A. Straight America F K29 
Knibbs, Henry Hobart. The Ridin' Kid from Pow- 
der River K72 
Knipe, Alden A. and Emilie B. A Cavalier Maid K73.2 
Kip, Frederick. Equal Opportunity for All Y K74 
Laselle, Mary A. The Home and Country Readers, 

4 vols. JL33 

Latham, Harold S. Marty Lends a Hand L34 

La Verre, Wm. Up the Mazaruni for Diamonds JL38 
Lawrence, Mary S. Old Time Hawaii ans and their 

Work jF L42 

Lee, Jennette. The Rain-Coat Girl L49.4 

Lewis, Sinclair. Free Air L58 

Lutz, Grace L. Hill. The Search L97.8 

McCutcheon, Geo. Barr. Sherry M149.3 

Mix, Janie Irene. Mighty Animals jL M64 

Montgomery, L. M. Rainbow Valley JM77.7 
Morgan, J. H. The War Book of the German Gen- 



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eral Staff F M81 
Napoleon, Foa, Madame Eugene. Boys' Life of Na- 
poleon JEN16.2 

Nesbitt, E. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare JN41 

Norris, Kathleen. Sisters N53.5 
Orezy, Baroness. The League of the Scarlet Pimper- 

nell OR4.2 

Parsons, Geoffrey. The Land of Fair Play F P24 

Phillips, Ethel C. Wee Ann jP54 

Pumphrey, Margaret. Stories of the Pilgrims JP97 

Reeve, Arthur B. The Soul Scar R25 

Richardson, Norval. The World Shut Out R39n 

Roe, Vincie E. Tharon of Lo.st Valley R62v 
Roosevelt. Hagedorn, Hermon. Boys' Life of Theo : 

dore Roosevelt E R72.2 
Schauffler, Robt. Haven. Our Flag in Verse and 

Prose YSch9.2 

Sheridan, Bernard M. The Liberty Reader Y Sh5 

Scoville, Sam'l, Jr. Boy Scouts in Wilderness JSC09 
Shurter, E. D. Winning Declamations and How to 

Speak Them Y SK8 

Shurter, E. D. Patriotic Selections Y SH8.2 

Sulzer. Blake, Geo. W. Sulzer's Short Speeches E Su5 

Sweet, Louis Mathews. The Makin' o' Joe Sw5 

Tappan, Eva March. The Golden Goose jTl3 

Makers of Many Things jL Tl3 

Tarkington, Booth. The Turmoil T 14.8 

Thompson, Wm. Wigwam Wonder Tales jT37 
Thompson, John and Bigwood, Gilbert I. Lest We 

Forget Y T37 

Townsend, Ralph M. A Journey to the Garden Gate JT35 

Vanderlip, Frank A. What Happened to Europe F V28 

Wallare, Dillon. Grit-A-Plenty JW15 

Willsie, Honore. The Fordidden Trail W69.2 

Wodehouse, Pelham G. A Damsel in Distress W72 

Yerkes, Laura x\ugusta. Little Folks' Speaker Y YE3 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

Greenwich, Mass* 

For the fiscal year ending Dec. 3 \ f J9J9 
ORGANIZATION 





School Committee 


Term 
Expires 


William H. Petrie, Ch. 


Greenwich Village 


1920 




Tel. 33-4, Enfield 


Deceased 


John H. King, Sec. 


Greenwich Village 
Tel. 33-5, Enfield 


1921 


William R. Carrick 


Greenwich Village 
Tel. Cooleyville 

Superintendent 


1922 


Arthur W. Smith 


No. Dana Tel. Cooley 


ville 21-11 



School Physician 
Benjamin A. Sawtelle, M. D. Greenwich Tel. Enfield 19-3 

Attendance Officers 
Fred Foley Edwin H. Randall 



Report of the School Committee 



For the year ending Dec. 31, 1919 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



Income of state school fund 
Balance from 1918 
High school tuition 

transportation 
State wards' tuition and transportation 
From state on account of superintendent 


$ 1,240.30 
1,789.70 
240.00 
117.53 
314.00 
150.00 

rf£ 7 QC1 CI 


Expended 


2,370.20 


Unexpended 
Town appropriation 
Income Sabin school fund 
From town of Hardwick, tuition 


$ 1.481.33 

$ 1,700.00 

24.42 

54.00 
$ 1,778.42 



SALARIES OF TEACHERS 

Gladys Brown $ 13.00 

Gladys Johnson 26.00 

Mrs. Esther Francis 13.00 

Ada S. Morrison 312.00 

Laura E. Walker 228.00 

J. Etta Wheeler 297.00 

Maryon W. Batchelder 228.00 

E. Maude Bradley 71.40 



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Mrs. Ruth B. Dwelley 



$ 62.40 



$ 1,250.80 



Superintendent's salary, Arthur W. Smith $ 216.00 

Expense of 16.99 

School committee 75.00 

Expense of 5.43 

Tuition 375.00 



CONVEYANCE OF PUPIES 


Earl Hale 


$ 180.00 


Eewis Graves 


108.00 


R. Chapin 


240.00 


Geo. Hunter 


235.00 


Atkinson Twible 


21.00 


H. D. Adams 


742.20 


High school 


312.20 


EXPENDITURES 




Care of rooms 


$ 80.30 


Supplies 


98.74 


Books 


91.77 


Fuel 


64.65 


Repairs 


24.09 


Miscellaneous small bills 


11.45 



$ 688.42 



$ 1,838.40 



Total expenditures 



$ 371.00 
$ 4,148.62 



J. H. KING 

W. R. CARRICK 

School Committee of Greenwich 
Linwood J. Giffin, Auditor 



Superintendent's Report 



To the School Committee: 

I have the pleasure of reporting 
to you that the schools are educationally better than they were 
a year ago. In filling the positions left vacant by the teachers 
of last year we were fortunate in securing the services of a 
college graduate for one, and a normal school graduate for the 
other. Their retention for next year would be of much value 
to the schools. 

No extensive repairs have been made on the buildings. 
Sometime the interiors should be painted in soft colors that 
will make the rooms brighter without causing eye strain. In 
conjunction with that, the dark green opaque curtains should 
give place to light adjustable shades of suitable color and tex- 
ture to harmonize with the walls and to withstand hard wear 
without shutting off the light. 

From the standpoint of health, the distance at the Village 
school between the front of the building and the outhouse is too 
great for the children, especially the little ones, in winter and 
spring to walk. They make this trip from a warm or hot room 
without putting on rubbers or wraps. Chemical closets easily 
accessible to the pupils but not open to the public might be in- 
stalled with profit to the health and morals of the children. 

The boys' closet at the Plains is in much need of repair. 

The dema id for teachers is greater now than a year ago, 
and the supply smaller. Salaries of teachers and superintend- 
ents have increased. It will not be safe to appropriate less than 
$1,400.00 for teachers for next year. Of this sum if teachers of 



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suitable qualifications are engaged, $200.00 to 300.00 would be 
re-imbursed by the state later on. 

The statistics for the year 1918-1919 are appended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH 
Sup I. of Schools 



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GREENWICH GRAMMAR GRADUATES, JUNE 1919 

Village School 
Edwin Lego 
Helen Bekouski 

SCHOOL CENSUS, APRIL 1, 1919 
Ages yrs. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Tot. 



Boys 





2 


2 


5 


3 


4 


6 


4 


2 





1 





29 


Girls 








3 


5 


4 


2 


3 


1 


4 


1 


6 





23 


Totals 





2 


5 


10 


7 


6 


9 


5 


6 


1 


i 





52 



Boys under 7 yrs., 2; girls under 7 yrs., 0; total 2 
Boys 7 to 14 yrs., 26; girls 7 to 14 yrs., 23; total 49 
Boys 14 to 16 yrs., 1; girls 14 to 16 yrs., 0; total 1 
Boys, 29; girls, 23; total, 52 

SCHOOL TERMS 

January 5 — February 27 — 8 weeks 
March 8— April 23— 7 weeks 
May 3 — June 18 — 7 weeks 
August 30 — December 17 — 16 weeks 
January 3, 1921— February 25, 1921 

HOLIDAYS 
New Year's, Jan. 1 
Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22 
Patriots' Day, April 19 
Memorial Day, May 30 
July 4th 

Labor Day, first Monday in September 
Columbus Day, October 12 
Armistice Day, November 11 
Thanksgiving, last Thursday in November 
Christmas, December 25 

Schools should not be in session on holidays. A holiday 
occuring on Sunday should be observed on the next Monday. 

Schools will close at noon of the Wednesday next preceding 
Thanksgiving and re-open on the next Monday morning. 



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SIGHT AND HEARING TESTS, NOV. 1919 

Number enrolled 62 

Number found defective in eyesight 23 

Number found defective in hearing 1 

Number of parents or guardians notified 24 






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Assessors' Valuation List 



AND 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 



OF 



GREENWICH .uioj^: 



FOR THE YEAR 



1920 



BKI.C hep-.town., Mass,: 
Press of I^ev/is.H' Beackmer. • ,' 
1921 ...'".'.'.' 



■-. HRARY OP H ASSACHHSKITf . 

BOSTON, - - (USi 



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(KUv^^v-. 






Yaluation and Taxes 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



Aiken, John F. Poll 

Adams, Herbert D. Poll, machinery, 2 

horses 
Adams, Loren M. Poll, yearling 40 
Abbott, Fred. Poll 
Adams, Lucille. Horse 100, house 200, barn 

100, hen house 100, farm 20a 200. Ex. 
Alden, William F. House 500, house lot 2a 

100. Ex. 

Bishop, Mrs. Lillian. House 800, barn 200, 

house lot 3^a 200, Leonard lot 12a 50 
Boutin, Lucy P. House 400, barn 300, farm 

20a 300 
Bacon, John L. Poll, house 150, barn 25, 

house lot la 50 
Barlow, Mrs. Clara. 2 horses 250, 1Q cows 

700, 3 yearlings 100, 125 fowls 173, 

house 300, barn 200, 2 hen houses 50, 

farm 80a 950 
Bosquet, Napoleon. Sprout land 45a 500 
Barron, Michael. Barn 150, Joslyn farm 60a 

450 
Bourbeau, Albert. Poll, 2 horses 100, 9 cows 

630, 2 yearlings 70, 3 swine 85, 45 fowls 



$ 5.00 



150 


8.60 


40 


5.96 




5.00 


700 




600 




1250 


30.00 


1000 


24.00 


225 


10.40 



2723 
500 

600 



65.35 
12.00 

14.40 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 

52, house 1000, barn 800, silo 100, corn 

house 25, hen house 50, farm 120a 1500 4412 110.89 
Billings, Catherine. House 500, barn 100, 

36a land 400 1000 24.00 

Beals, Elizabeth. House 550, house lot ^a 

50. Ex. 600 

Billings, Joseph. Poll, 2 horses 300, 5 cows 

325, 2 two-year olds 90, 7 yearlings 265, 

40 fowls 45, house 250, barn 300, ice and 

milk house 50, farm 104a 1100, Powers 

lot 5a 50, Sears lot 30a 250, Fuller lot 

30a 150 "3175 81.20 

Beede, Daniel. Poll, horse 125, 2 cows 160, 

yearling 50, 20 fowls 15, house 1000, 

barn 400, hen house 50, garage 100, 

farm 150a 1450 3350 85.40 

Bombard, Moses. Poll, farm 9a 250 250 11.00 

Brown, Henry. House 500, house lot la 75. 

Ex. 575 

Brooks, Ina A. House 600, house lot 2^a 

200 800 19.20 

Blackmer, Leroy. Poll, horse 100, cow 55, 
two-year old 45, yearling 30, house 450, 
barn 200, farm 12a 225, o. p. 175 1280 35.72 

Caswell, Mylon. Poll, horse 150, house 750, 

barn 150, house lot £a 50 1100 26.40 

Carrick, William. Poll, 2 horses 200, 5 cow> 

250, two-year old 50, 2 yearlings 75, 30 

fowls 30, house 550, barn 200, hen house 

25, carriage house 50, o. p. 900, farm 

75a 750, ia 25, Root lot 75a 180, Newton 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 

lot 140a 360 3645 92.48 

Chamberlain, Agusta. House 2000,' house 

. lot fa 100 2100 50.40 

Chapman, Trelawney. Horse 40, cow 50, 

two-year old 50, house 350, barn 200, 

hen house 50, farm 100a 750. Ex. 550 940 22.56 

Case, Frank E. Poll, horse 40, 7 sheep 70, 

20 fowls 15, house 700, barn 150, corn 

house 25 1850 44.40 

Cheese Mfg. Co. Factory bldg. 750, lot Ja 

50 800 19.20 

Churchill, Mrs. F. W. 2 horses 225, 6 cows 

550, 2 yearlings 75, house 700, barn 500, 

farm 195a 1200 3250 78.00 

Chapin, Arthur. Poll, horse 50, cow 60, 

swine 35, 100 fowls 135, o. p. 150, house 

750, barn 150, hen houses 350, farm 13a 

250 1930 51.32 

Clifford, Lucy A. 25 fowls 23, o, p. 100, 

house 200, 2 hen houses 50, barn 100, 

farm 4a 50 523 12.55 

Clifford, Rutherford. Poll, boat house 25, 

barn 50, Beals lot 14a 140, pond lot 18a 

100, cottage 150 465 16.16 

Clifford, Carl M. Poll 5.00 

Churchill, F. W. Poll 5.00 

Churchill, Fred A. Poll 5.00 

Case, Gilbert. Poll. Ex. 

Clapp, Clifton. Poll, 2 cows 100, house 400, 
hen house 50, house lot 3a 100, house 
500, barn 150, part of Kelley farm 18a 
400 1700 45.80 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



Coit, Charles. Poll, o. p. 400, house 750, 

barn 200, hen house 50, house lot la 100, 

Pierce lot 29a 500 
Chapin, Ross D. House 500, barn 250, wag- 
on house 75, farm 50a 800 
Comee, Etta. House 600, house lot ia 25. 

Ex. 
Crane, Harry D. Poll, 3 horses 350, cow 75, 

swine 35, 47 fowls 58 
Crane, Mrs. Cassie. House 700, barn 300, 

hen houses 700, farm 22a 450 
Curtis, Hermon D. Poll, 2- horses 250, 3 

cows 210, two-year old 50, swine 35, 90 

fowls 120 
Curtis, Mrs. Emma. House 1000, barn 500, 

hen houses 100, farm 65a 650 
Closson, Luke W. Poll, o. p. 400, 2 cottages 

1000, 5 lots lia 500 

Dickinson, Howard H. Poll, stock in trade 

1500, cow 50, o. p. 250 
Dickinson, Ruby. House 400, barn 100, 

house lot la 100 
Douglass, Miss C. C. House 750, barn 150, 

store house 50, house lot la 100 
Clark, Edward T. Poll, 2 horses 100, cow 

40, two-year old 60, 2 swine 30, 65 fowls 

115, house 750, 2 barns 200, farm 70a 

700 
Duncan, Mrs. Jane, heirs or devisees. House 

650, barn 200, house lot ia.50 
Drinkwater, Charles A. Poll, horse 150, 5 



2000 


53.00 


1625 


39.00 


625 




518 


17.43 


2i50 


51.60 


665 


20.96 


2250 


54.00 


1900 


50.60 


1800 


48.20 


600 


14.40 


1050 


25.20 



1995 
900 



52.88 



21.60 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 

cows 400, 2 swine 75, 350 fowls 495, 

house 250, barn 200, store house 150, 

hen houses 700, horse barn 200, farm 

200a 1950, cottage house 150, hen house 

50, house lot 2a 50, Davis lot 76a 300 5150 127.88 

Dixon, Ray. Poll 5.00 

Denslow, Harry C. o. p. 100 100 2.40 

Edson, Mrs. Carrie, heirs or devisees. 

House 400, barn 250, farm 84a 700, Plain 

lot 25a 250 1600 38.40 

Edson, Lester. Poll 5.00 

Ellsworth, Ila M. House 750, barn 100, 

house lot £a 100 950 22.80 

Ellsworth, Roy. Poll 5.00 

Faverio, Gertrude. House 1000, barn 300, 

grain house 150, hen houses 250, brooder 

house 500, cottage 50, farm 210a 1500 3750 90.00 

Faverio, Louis. Poll, cow 80, yearling 50, 

46 fowls 54, o. p. 400 584 14.02 

Felton. Webster. Poll, horse 150, 7 cows 

560, 75 fowls 93, house 200, barn 400, 

hen house 50, farm 65a 600, Pomeroy 

lot 15a 100 2153 56.67 

Fewell, Edgar O. Poll, horse 125, 2 cows 

150, yearling 40, o. p. 400, \ house 400, 

\ barn 150, hen house 25, garage 100, 

20a 200 1590 43.16 

Fewell, William H. Poll, i house 400, i 

barn 150, i f arm 20a 200 750 23.00 

Fewell, Grace J. House 750, house lot 9a 

100, Spooner lot 100, Hannum lot 20a 200 1150 27.60 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



Fewell, William B. Poll 

Flanders, Robert. Poll, hotel 1800, cottage 

200, barn 300, bowling alley 100, shed 

50, farm 80a 1000, Howard lot 30a 500 
Fuller, George A. Poll, 75 fowls 98, house 

950, barn 200, hen house 50, shop 25, 

house lot 2^a 225 
Fuller, Mrs. George, o. p. 275 
Foley, Fred. Poll, o. p. 250, plain lot 8a 600 

Gamwell, George. Poll, house 400, barn 50, 

house lot ^a 50, Phipps lot 2a 50 
Giffin and Hall. o. p. 500 
Giffin, Linwood J. Poll, stock in trade 

1500, o. p. 500, Blackmer lot 25a 30'^ 
Giffin, William H., heirs or devisees. 

House 750, barn 150, garage 50, house 

lot £a 50, woods lot 8a 300 
Graves, Louis. Poll 
Graves, Ruth. Phipps land 44^a 500 
Graves, Roy, heirs or devisees. House 650, 

house lot *a 50 

Hale, Samuel, heirs or devisees. House 300, 

barn 200, wagon house 50, farm 33a 450 
Hale, Earl. Russell lot 15a 200 
Hall, F. P. Poll, stock in trade 3000, o. p. 

900, Post Office block 2400, lot ha 100 
Hall, Mrs. Luella. House 1600, barn 300, 

house lot £a 100 
Hall, Luella and Martha. Personal 100, 

cottage 600, garage 100, lot ia 200 
Haskell and Towne. Cottage 600, lot (a 100 



5.00 



3950 


99.80 


1548 


42.15 


275 


6.60 


850 


25.40 


550 


18.20 


500 


12.00 



2300 60.20 

1300 31.20 

5 00 

12.00 

700 16.80 

1000 24.00 
200 4.00 

6400 158.60 

2000 48.00 

1000 24.00 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 



o. p. 150 850 20.40 

Harrington, Martha J. House 600, barn 200, 

shed 50, farm 30a 350, Plain lot 15a 200, 

Haskell lot 16a 150. o. p 700 2250 54.00 

Hunter, Austin. Poll, 2 horses 125. 2 oxen 

300, 10 cows 700, 4 two-year olds 180, 

yearling 50, 100 fowls 135, house 500, 

barn 500, wagon house 50, hen house 25, 

farm 150a 2000, Northati lot 50a 800, 

Pond lot 12a 200, Swamp lot 13a 150, 

Plain lot 7a 75 5790 138.96 

Hunter Brothers. 'Horse 100, 15 cows 112 5, 

5yearlings 250, 95 fowls 138, house 1000, 

barn 500, wagon house 50, corn house 25, 

farm 145a 2000 5188 124.51 

Hunter, Edward M. Poll, Manley lot 30a 

300, Pomeroy lot 12a 100, Old Grove lot 

25a 250 650 20.60 

Hunter, David M. Poll 5.00 

Hunter, Harry E. Poll 5.00 

Hunter, Henry E. Poll 5.00 

Hunter, George L. Poll, horse 50, fowls 38, 

o. p. 250, house 300, barn 400, shop 100, 

garage 25, farm 40a 400, Johnson lot 7a 

75, Ayres lot 10a 100, Phipps lot 15a 75 1813 48.51 

Januszajtis, Anthony. Poll, 2 horses 300, 9 

cows 450, two-year old 45, 2 yearlings 70, 

20 fowls 15, house 400, barn 350, shop 

50, silo 100, farm 155a 1400, Lincoln 

farm 100a 500 3680 93.32 

Johnston, Fannie D. Horse 75, 175 fowls 



10 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



248, o. p. 250, house 500, barn 300, hen 

houses 300, store house 200, wagon house 

100, engine house 50, house lot 4a 300, 

Powers lot 8a 250, Walker lot 4a 200 ' 2773 66.55 

Johnston, Henry D. Poll 5.00 

Johnston, Harold D. Poll. Ex. 
Jones, Mrs. Martha. House 400, barn 100, 

hen house 50, house lot 2a 125. Ex. 675 

Kehl, Carl G. Poll, 2 horses 125, 5 cows 

275, 2 heifers 75, 20 fowls 15 
Kehl, Mrs. Myra A. House 250, 2 barns 

150, farm 95a 500 
Kelley, Mrs. and Misses. House 900, barn 

400, house lot 4a 200, Towne lot 30a 300 
Kelley, Lillian. Cottage 250, lot ia 100, o. 

p. 50, Douglas lot 20a 400, Walker lot 

30a 300 
Kelley, Nellie. Plain lot 18a 400 
King, John H. Poll, house 450, barn 100, 

hen house 50, farm 56a 560, horse 100, 

2 cows 160, 25 fowls 23 
King, W. R. Poll, cow 100, 20 fowls 15, o. 

p. 200, barn 200, hay lot 20a 300, Gray 
lot U 25 840 25.16 

King, Oscar A. Poll, 3 horses 400, cow 80, 

3 swine 100, 50 fowls 60, house 300, 
barn 200, hen house 100. wagon house 

50, farm 100a 800 2090 55.16 

King, Mrs. Margaret. 50 fowls 60, Wheeler 
house 600, Wheeler barn 200, Wheeler 
shop 325, garage 100, Wheeler farm 17a 



490 


16.76 


900 


21.60 


1800 


43.20 


1100 


26.40 


400 


9.60 



1443 39.63 



11 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



500, Bacon lot £a 100 

King, Edward T. Poll, 9 horses 700, 4 cows 
300, 7 yearlings 280, 3 swine 60, farm 
barn 300, store house 25, farm 33a 500, 
Powers house 1100, Powers barn 200, 
house lot 15a 300, Douglass lot 55a 250, 
Haskell lot 4a 50, Russell lot 16a 400, 
Cutler lot 36a 800, Ayres, Fuller and 
Brooks lot 60a 600, Abbott lot 12a 100, 
Alden lot 33a 150, Jones meadow lot 3a 
75 

Kimball, Carl. Poll, 4 horses 1000, 3 cows 
180, lumber 500, wood 150, o. p. 2100, 
house 500, barn 100, shop 75, farm 28a 
300, hotel land 27a 600 

Labare, Adolfus. House 400, barn 150, farm 

100a 800 
Lego, Henry. Poll, horse 35, cow 75, 2 swine 

40, 450 fowls 675, o. p. 520, house 350, 

barn 250, hen houses 400, grain house 

100, shed 100, tool shed 150, incubator 

house 200, farm 75a 900 
Lego, Raymond. Poll, 2 horses 450 
Lego, Peter E. Poll, horse 75, cow 75, 3 

swine 60, 275 fowls 398, o. p. 250, ia on 

pond 150 
Lego, Nellie. House 350, barn -125, hen 

houses 200, farm 15a 200, meadow 10a 50 
Leonard, Charles, Estate. House 100, farm 

20a 150, King lot 15a 100 

Lincoln, John V. Poll, 2 horses 100, 3 cows 



1885 45.24 



6190 153.56 



5505 137.12 



1350 32.40 



3795 


96.08 


450 


15.80 


1008 


29.19 


925 


22.20 

» 


350 


8.40 



12 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 



240. 2 two-year olds 90, 24 fowls 13, o. 

p. 200, house 400, barn 350, shed 75, 

farm 28a 400, Pierce lot 40a 250, Sturte- 

vant lot 40a 300, Sly lot 10a 75. Olds 

lot 50a 50 2633 68. 19 

Litch, Mrs. Ella. House 500, barn 100. shed 

25, farm 20a 200 825 19.80 

Loux, George B. Poll, 2 horses 250, 11 cows 

715. 50 fowls 60, o. p. 400, house 80<\ 

barn 500. silo 50, shed 50, farm 120a 1400 4225 106.40 
Loux, Andrew J. Poll, horse 50 50 6.20 

Mason, George H. Poll, horse 25, 4 cows 

300, yearling 45 370 13.88 

Mason, Mrs. Fannie. House 500, barn 300, 

shed 50, farm 80a 700 1550 37.20 

Mason, George L. Poll, o. p. 4- 400 14.60 

Mason, Lester. Poll, o. p. 300 300 12.20 

Merritt, Andrew J. Poll, horse 75, cow 80, 

o. p. 250, hotel 2400, barn 450, hotel lot 

la 150, barn 300, farm 11a 300 4005 101.12 

Miller, Clarence E. Poll, horse 75, house 

550, house lot ia 50, Sprout lot 11a 25 700 21.80 

Moore, Charles A. Poll, garage 500, o. p. 

400, wood lot 50a 800, King lot 22a 400, 

garage lot 2a 100 2200 57.80 

Moore, Emory A. Poll, stock in trade 200, 

blacksmith shop 700, shop site 50 950 27.80 

Mitchell, Robert Poll 5.00 

Moore Mrs. Emory. Hou:~e 750, house lot 

£a 50 800 19.20 

Xevins, Mrs. George. House 75o, barn 100, 



13 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 



house lot 6a 100, cottage 500, lot ialOO, 
Johnson lot 25a 200, o. p. 100 1850 44.40 

Nevins, Helen. House 750, barn 150, house 

lot 100. Ex. 1000 

Parker, Abel O. , Est. Bailey barn 200, Bailey 

lot 30a 550, barn lot 5a 150, Bailey hill 

lot'HOa 500, Spooner lot 5a 150 1550 37.20 

Parker, Webster M. Poll, 3 horses 350, 9 

cows 675, 2 two-year olds 120, 4 year- 
lings 160, swine 35, 60 fowls 75, Lin- 
coln lot 75a 1000 2665 68.96 
Parker, Mrs. A. O. House 750, barn 300, 

carriage house 50, house lot 2^a 150 1250 30.00 

Parker, Mrs. Nellie. House 1000, barn 350, * . 

house lot ia 50, Morse house 200, Morse 

barn 100, Morse lot 2a 150, o. p. 250 2100 50.40 

Parker, Lucy A. House 750, shed 50, house 

lot 3a 200 1000 24.00 

Petrie, William, Est. House 300, barn 500, 

hen house 50, farm 50a 750 1600 38.40 

Phipps, George E. Poll, 2 horses 250, house 

150, barn 50. shed 50, house lot la 50, 

Fuller farm 80a 500 1050 30.20 

Pomeroy, Arthur. House 300, house lot fa 

75. Ex. 375 

Powers, Mrs. Susan. House 300, barn 150, 

shop and store house 75, farm 75a 450, 

Barrows barn 50, Barrows farm 140a 1200 2220 53.40 
Parkhurst, Pliny. Poll, house 500, barn 50, 

hen house 25, house lot ^-a50, Parkhurst 

lot 13a 65 690 21.56 



14 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 



1355 


37.52 


1325 


31.80 




5.00 


290 


11.96 


725 




1050 


13.20 


450 


11.52 



Petfield, George. Poll, cow 75, two-year old 

45. yearling 35, house 250, barn 150, 

farm 131a 800 
Patnaude. Mary A. House 300. barn 300, 

hen house 25, house lot 6a 200, o. p. 50(J 
Patnaude, Ambrose. Poll 

Randall. E. H. Poll, 2 horses 250, yearling 

40 
Ramsdell, John. House 400, barn 25<>, house 

lot ]a 75. Ex. 
Richards. James L. Poll, house 300, barn 

200, farm 46a 500. Plain lot 5a 50 
Rogers, Frank. House 250, barn 100, farm 

7a 100 

Root, Albert. Poll, house 400, barn 200, ci- 
der mill 50, house lot 5a 100, Doake lot 

26a 100, Pomeroy lot 10a 5(\ Potter lot 

20a 100, horse 25, o. p. 250. machinery 

5 1525 36.80 

Root, Amelia M. House 300, barn 150, 

home farm 140a 1400, lot 9a 200 2050 49.20 

Ross. Ezra E. Poll, 2 horses 200, cow 45. 

house 450. barn 1000, hen house 25, silo 

100, farm 142a 3545 90.08 

Ross. Ezra M. Poll. Ex. 

Star, Fred. Poll 5.00 

Sawtelle. Dr. B. A. Poll, horse 100. cow 80 180 9.32 

Sawtelle. Mrs. K. House 750. barn 150, hen 

house 25. farm 29a 500 1425 34.20 

Smith, George E. Poll, house 400, barn 

500. wagon house 50, farm 57a 1000, 



15 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 
Names Valuation Total Tax 



horse 50, 8 cows 600, swine 35, 35 fowls 

37 2672 69.13 

Schmerhorn, Sheldon. Poll, 3 horses 250, 4 

cows 240, yearling- 45, 28 fowls 27 562 18.49 

Schmerhorn, Mrs. Bertha. House 500, barn 

250, farm 50a 600, Thomas barn 150, 

farm 100a 750 2250 54.00 

Schmerhorn, Morris. Poll. Ex. 
Severance, Thomas. Poll, house 300, barn 

300, shed 25, farm 120a 1000, 2 horses 

250, 7 cows 455, 25 fowls 22, o. p. 100 2492 64.81 

Severance, George. Poll. Ex. o. p. 300 300 7.20 

Severance, Thomas Jr. Poll. Ex. 
Sargeant, W. R. Poll. Ex. 
Stevens, Burton. House 400, barn 200, silo 

100, farm 25a 300 1000 24.00 

Simmons, William. Poll, o. p. 250 250 11.00 

Society, Cong. House 600, barn 100, house 

lotia 50 750 18.00 

Society, Ind. Liberal. Barn 300, barn lot ia 

25 325 7.80 

Smith, Justin. Poll, house 750, barn 400, 

shed 50, farm 120a 1200, 2 horses 150, 

7 cows 490, two-year old 60, yearling 50, 

30 fowls 30, o. p. 250 3430 87.32 

Stockwell, Mrs. Fannie. Horse 100, house 

600, barn 100, house lot 50, Jordon lot 

12ia 125, Jordon lot 17ja 300, bldg. lot 

Ja 100. Ex. 875. 1375 12.00 

Stevens, Albert A. Poll, house 450, lot la 

50 500 17.00 

Stone, Madison J. Poll, cottage 300, lot ^a 



16 



VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 
Names Valuation Total Tax 



75 375 14.00 

Thayer, Frank. Poll, horse 150, cow 100, 

125 fowls 163 413 14.91 

Thresher, Harrison L. Poll, 2 horses 150, 

o. p. 150 300 12.20 

Towne, Mrs. Mary. House 750, barn 200, 

shed 25, house lot ^a 100, Fuller lot 18a 

400 1475 35.40 

Thresher, Joseph L. Poll, house 400, barn 

300, shed 25, farm 50a 700, Paige lot 12a 

50, John Thresher lot 6a 50, 2 horses 75, 

4 cows 280, bull 50, yearling 40, 3 swine 

80. 20 fowls 15, o. p. 300 2365 61.76 

Thresher, Samuel K. Poll 5.00 

Thresher, Chester. Poll. Ex. 
Twible, Atkinson. Poll, house 500, barn 

300, silo 75, hen house 25, farm 60a 800, 

Pomeroy lot 25a 200, Chatman lot 2a 25, 

3 horses 350, 8 cows 520, 3 yearlings 

135, 65 fowls 83 3013 77.31 

Towne, Edward L- Poll, o. p. 250 250 11.00 

Upton, Edward L. Poll, house, 350, barn 

250, shed 100, hen house 25, farm 22a 

200, Powers lot 25a 100, horse 35, 2 cows 

150, 2 yearlings 80, 275 fowls 398, o. p. 

250 1938 51.51 

Uracius, Cyprian. Poll, house 1000, barn 

500, silo 100, store house 50, farm 100a 

1000, 2 horses 75, 10 cows 700, yearling 

40, 15 fowls 9 3474 88.38 

Vaughan, Fred H. Poll, stock in trade 500, 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 

o. p. 550 1050 30.20 

Vaughan, Mrs. Nellie. House 1500, barn 

300, house lot £a 100, Church lot ia 150 2050 49.20 
Vaughan, Jessie M. Poll, horse 125, cow 

90, o. p. 800 1015 29.36 

Vaughan, Mrs. Ada. House 800, barn 300, 

hen house 25, farm 15a 500 1625 39.00 

Vaughan, Martin E. House 500, barn 250, 
hen house 25, house lot 6a 100, Plain lot 
16a 100, horse 25, 15 fowls 15. Ex. 1015 

Walker, Charles D. Poll, stock in trade 
2000, 15 fowls 8, o. p. 150, house 800, 
house lot la 50 3008 77.19 

Walker, George A. Poll, house 350, barn 
300, silo 50, farm 127a 1000, 5 horses 
650, 4 cows 260, yearling 40, 15 fowls 8, 2658 68.79 

Walker, James II., Charles D. and Laura. 

Wheeler lot 60a 2000 2000 4 8.00 

Walker, William. Poll, stock in trade 1000, 
2 horses 200, 5 cows 300, swine 35, ma- 
chinery 1000, o. p. 400, house 900, barn 
300, house lot ia 100, store bldg. 1500, 
store house 100, store lot ia 100, saw and 
grist mill 1000, land and water power 
1000, box shop 950, shop site ^-a 50, ice 
house 50, Bailey lot 70a 1500, Butter- 
field lot 5a 100, Hale lot 20a 200, Powers 
lot 42a 350, Russell lot 95a 500, School 
lot 60a 500, Ledge lot 2a 10, Snow lot 
35a 225, Warner lot 13a 100, Whipple 
lot 30a 75 12545 306.08 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 

Wheeler, John A. Poll, house 300, barn 

150, farm 40a 400, Plain lot 33a 500, 

Lincoln lot 33a 400 1750 47.00 

Worcester, Asa. Poll, house 100 100 7.40 

Wheeler, Stanley. Poll, house 300, farm 

85a 1000, Sly lot 55a 200 1500 41.00 

Winter, Mrs. George L. House 800, barn 

300, hen houses 300, house lot 2a 300, 

Bailey lot 4a 200, Record lot 3a 150 2050 49.20 

Wilcox, Azuba, heirs or devisees. Cottage 

500, lot la 100 600 14.40 

Zappey, John. Poll 5.00 



Non-Residents 









Names Valuation 


Total 


Tax 


BOSTON 






New England Tel. & Tel. Co. o. p. 521 


521 


$12.50 


Western Union Tel. Co. o. p. 1187 


1187 


28.49 


Boston & Maine R. R. Land 16a 400 


400 


9.60 


COOLEYVIIXE 






Highland Tel, Co. o. p. 550 


550 


13.20 


SPRINGFIELD 






Boston & Albany R. R. Land 3a 300 


300 


7.20 


Buckholz, Hermon. Cottage 1000, 7 bldg. 






lots 700, l^a each, o. p. 200 


1900 


45.60 


Burgin, Alfred. Cottage 800, lot 100, o. p. 






200 


1100 


26.40 


Carlton, Dr. Dudley. Cottage 1000, 2 bldg. 






lots 200, o. p. 200 


1400 


33.60 


Cohn, Julius. Cottage lot 100 


100 


2.40 


Eaton, Philip A. Thomas lot 12a 300 


300 


7.20 


Finderson, John G. Cottage lot ia 100 


100 


2.40 


Green, Edward S. Cottage 850, house lot ^a 






50, o. p. 200 


1100 


26.40 


Howe, William S. Rogers lot 10a 100 


100 


2.40 


Englehard, Frank. Cottage 1000, 5 lots 500, 






o. p. 200 


1700 


40.80 


Linquist, John. Sprout land 5a 50 


50 


1.20 


Mansfield & Daggett. Cottage 500, lot ia 







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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation 



100, O. p. 100 
Sackett, Bessie R. Cottage 800, Cooper cot- 
tage 500, land 4a 300 
Dennison, John A. Cottage 500, 2 lots 200, 

o. p. 200 
Bull, Florence. Cottage 500, lot ja 100, o. 

p. 100 
Johnson, Ernest V. Cottage 300, barn 50, 

house lot 50, o. p. 50 
Hopkins, Frederic. Cottage 1000, garage 75, 

part of King farm 10a 350, o. p. 300 
Appleton, Edward. Cottage 1000, part of 

King farm 10a 350, o. p. 300 
Clifford, Kenneth. Bldg. lot la 75 
Simard, William. Cottage 500, lot ia 100, 

o. p. 100 
Langdon, Charles. House 400, barn 100, 

house lot Ha 100 
Whittum, Norman. Cottage 500, lot ia 100, 

o. p. 100 
Morey, Bernice. Cottage 800. lot la 100, o. 

p. 100 
Buss, Mrs. Lottie. Cottage 500, lot ia 100, 

o. p. 100 
Spear, George W. House 300, barn 100, 

Wheeler farm 25a 250, Beals house 400, 

barn 200, farm 39a 750 
Wood, Dwight B. House 500, barn 300, hen 

house 25, house lot 2a 150 

» 

ENFIELD 
Eddy, John. Wood lot 4a 25 25 .60 

Flint, J. YV., heirs or devisees. Mountain 



Total 


Tax 


700 


16.80 


1800 


43.20 


909 


21.60 


700 


16.80 


450 


10.80 


1725 


40.41 


1650 


39.60 


75 


1.80 


700 


16.80 


600 


14.40 


700 


16.80 


1000 


24.00 


700 


16.80 


2000 


48.00 


975 


23.40 



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VALUATION AND T-AXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



lot 90a 1000 

Murphy, Jennie D. Gillett lot 15a 100, Snow 
lot 6a 50 

Crowther, John. Pike cottage 500, Hess 
cottage 500, C. A. Wright cottage 500, 
Harry Wright cottage 500, Metcalf cot- 
tage 500, R. R. store house 100, leased 
land and track 500, Pomeroylot 20a 500, 
five cottage lots 500 

Cooper, C. F. o. p. 100 

Hess, H. B. o. p. 100 

Wright, C. A. o. p. 100 

Wright, Harry, o. p. 100 

Metcalf, James, o. p. 100 

Felton, Charles W. Richards pasture 30a 
300, Sibley lot 15a 100, Joslin lot 45a 300, 
Hattie Joslin 22a 200 

Kelley, Grant S. Mfg. Co. 40a 800 

Lochlan, Helen B. House 1000, barn 300, 
store house 75, house lot 9a 200, 4 bldg. 
lots 50 

Smith, Charles H. Pasture land 8a, 100 

Thurston, Jason. Mowing and pasture 12a 
300 

Tyler, Coleman J. Part of farm 20a 200 

Ward, Mrs. Lucy F. Cottage 800, barn 100, 
Potter lot 100a 500, Sturtevant lot 25a 
100, o. p. 200 

Ware, Mrs. H. B. Plain lot 4a 50 

Witherell, Ernest. Swamp land 19a 50 



1000 24.00 
150 3.60 



4100 


98.00 


100 


2.40 


100 


2.40 


100 


2.40 


100 


2.40 


100 


2.40 


900 


21.60 


800 


19.20 


1625 


39.00 


100 


2.40 


200 


7.20 


2 00 


4.80 


1700 


40.80 


50 


1.20 


50 


1.20 



Barnes, W. W. 



WARE 
Powell lot 60a 300 



300 



7.20 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



Otis Co. o. p. 1000 

Provancal, Philias. Newland lot 14a 300 

Owens, Emily C. Sibley farm 60a 475 

Ruggles, Reed S. Sprout land 32a 300 

Sibley, Frank M. Sibley lot 40a 400 

Lawton, E. W. Russell lot 25a 125 

Camp, Cook. House 500, barn 200, farm 

100a 500, Richards lot 40a 600, o. p. 100 
Ware Lumber Co. Bailey grove lot 25a 500 

part of Bailey farm 50a 300, Smith lot 

40a 350 

PRESCOTT 

Allen, Frank R. Ayers lot 20a 100, o. p. 

6250 
Brown, Marshall. Estey lot 20a 250 
Kelley, Eugene G. Plain lot 15a 300 
Paige, Charles, heirs or devisees. White lot 

15a 400 
Smith, Jennie A., heirs or devisees. Wood 

land 10a 150 
Mitchell, E. P. Hemmenway lot 10a 50 
Powers, Miner E. Saw mill 100, site and 

lot 2^a 125, pasture and wood land 30a 

300, o. p. 100 



1000 
300 
475 
300 
400 
125 



400 

150 

50 



625 



24.00 
7.20 

11.40 
7.20 
9.60 
3.00 



1900 45.60 



1150 27.60 



6350 


152.40 


250 


6.00 


300 


7.20 



9.60 

3.60 
1.20 



15.00 



SPRINGFIELD 

Hersey, J. W., Est. 5 bldg. lots 500 
Hersey, Helen C. 4 " "400 

Duming, James G. 1 ' 100 

Pettingill, Caroline L. 2 bldg. lots 200 
Harmon, Israel, Est. 3 300 

Chapin, Charles W. and Harmon, Israel 



500 


12.00 


400 


9.60 


100 


2.40 


200 


4.80 


300 


7.20 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 

1 bldg. lot 100 
Carpenter, Frank E. 2 bldg. lots 200 
Harris, D. L. and Hitchcock, L. H. 1 bldg. 

lot 100 
Smith, Hermon (Inc. ). 3 bldg. lots 300 
Pomeroy, Lucy E. 1 " " 100 

Kibbe, George (Inc.), 4 " " 400 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Mayes, Lena. 2 bldg. lots 200 

Woodruff, Joseph S. (Inc.). 6 bldg. lots 

600 
Case, Jane M. (inc.) and Case, Julius A. 9 

bldg. lots 900 
Rathburn, Julius G. 2 bldg. lots 200 
Allen, Orrin A. (Inc.). 3 bldg. lots 300 
Holt, Lucius H. 8 bldg. lots 800 
Jaycox, Gilbert B. (Inc.). 10 bldg. lots 1000 
Brown, George C. 1 bldg. lot 100 
Sexton, George H. 6 bldg. lots 600 

PITTSFIELD 

Clarke, Brainard J. 2 bldg. lots 200 
Kent Stanley Co. (Inc.). 2 bldg. lots 200 

LUDLOW 
Duby, Louis. 2 bldg. lots 200 200 4.80 

PALMER 

Langlois, Joseph E. 2 bldg. lots 200 200 4.80 

Gardner, Charles L. Bldg. lot 100 100 2.40 

ANDOVER 
Anderson, Ella R. 2 bldg. lots 200 200 4.80 



100 


2.40 


200 


4.80 


100 


2.40 


300 


7.20 


100 


2.40 


400 


9.60 


200 


4.80 


600 


14.40 


900 


21.60 


200 


4.80 


300 


7.20 


800 


19.20 


000 


24.00 


100 


2.40 


600 


14.40 


200 


4.80 


200 


4.80 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 

Dalton. Thomas, (Inc.) 5 bldg. lots 500 

CHESHIRE, CONN. 

Rathburn, Edward A. (Inc.) 3 bldg. lots 

300 
Ward, Fred R. Bldg. lot 100 
Thompson, Edward A. Bldg. lot 100 
Preston, Howard G. 2 bldg. lots 200 
Whitaker, Silas. Russell lot 12a 150 
Thayer, Fannie G. House 700, barn 200, 

house lot 2a 200, 3 house lots 50 

NORTH DANA 

Hanson, Frank. Beals lot ia 75 
Doubleday, Whipple C. Wood land 18a 200 
Doubleday, RoUin. Wood land 14a 500 
Doubleday, Frank A. Wood land 4a 100 
Gee, Charles E. & Co. Tourtelott lot 22a 

200, o. p. 6400 
Gee & Tyler. Paige & Lincoln lot 30a 400 
Tyler, Edwin P. Phelps lot 115a 700 

ATHOL 

Diamond Match Co. Part of Johnson farm 
60a 700, Avery lot 12a 100 

Ellis, Mrs. Adeline E. House 400, house lot 
5a 150 

Rowe, Charles, heirs or devisees. Sunk brook 
lot 2a 100 

Root, Mrs. Mary A. House lot 10a 150 

Cass, N. D. Land 10a 150 

Powers, Orrin J. Oakeslot 35a 1000, Wheel- 
er lot 7a 50, Hill lot 40a 200, Brown lot 



500 



12.00 



300 


7.20 


100 


2.40 


100 


2.40 


200 


4.80 


150 


3.60 



1150 27.60 



75 


1.80 


200 


4.80 


500 


12.00 


100 


2.40 


6600 


158.40 


400 


9.60 


700 


16.80 



800 


19.20 


550 


13.20 


100 


2.40 


150 


3.60 


150 


3.60 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



80a 500, Doubleday lot 14a 50, o. p. 8900 
Fay, O. A., heirs or devisees. Swamp lot 
14a 140, Plain lot 50a 500, Hill lot 70a 
700, Morgan lot 225a 2000, Freeman lot 
19a 100, Warner lot 44a 400, Bailey lot 
12a 150, Gibbs lot 2a 10 

WORCESTER 
Herrick, Leander F. Whitcomb lot 2a 25, 

Shaw lot 2a 25, Tourtelott lot 27a 500 
Manley, Lucinda J. House 400, house lot 

la 100, garage 25 
Manley, Frank. Fuller and Marcey lot 61a 

300 
Gates, Lewis E. Cottage 500, lot |a 100, 

land 24a 500 
Wheeler, Dr. Charles D. House 2000, barn 

600, farm 47a 700, cow 70, o. p. 500 
Smith, Ruth V., and Latham, Agnes V. 

House 1200, barn 300, cook house 100, 

boat house 25, Sly lot 30a 700, Spring 

lot 10a 100, Sturtevant lot 48a 800, 

Howard lot 46a 800, o. p. 200 
Vaughan, Ernest H. Plain lot 28a 300, 

North lot 13a 300 

PALMER 

Holbrook, J. F., heirs or devisees. Wood 

land 12a 400 
Jones, Ira L. House 450, barn 100, shed 50, 

house lot 2a 200 
Jones, Mable L- House 300, barn 100, shop 

100, house 500, barn 150, house 200, 



10700 256.80 



4000 96.00 

550 13.20 

525 12.60 

300 7.20 



3870 92.88 



4225 101.40 

600 14.40 

400 9.60 

800 19.20 



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VALUATION" AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation Total Tax 



house lot la 25. barn 150. farm 36a 300, 

farm 27a 350, o. p. 50 2225 53.40 

HARD WICK 

Thrasher. Fred A. Fuller lot 12a 200 200 4.80 

Walker, Mrs Hattie C. Part of Bailey farm 

16a 450. Sly lot 30a 300, part of Bailey 

grove 5a 150 900 21.60 

Spooner, Steven H. Barn 25, hen house 25. 

farm 107a 1500 1550 37.20 

WESTFIELD 

Holmes. Abraham D. W. Lot ia 100 

Sackett. Herbert H. Meadow land 2a 50 50 1.20 

MONSON 
Homer, Mrs. Frank S. Cottage 500. lot ia 

0, o. p. 100 700 16.80 

FITCH BURG 

McKenney. Arthur and Mary. House 500, 

barn 450, storehouse 200, farm 80a 1100, 

Shaw lot 18a 150, Tourtellott farm 100a 

1000 3400 81.60 

Thompson, Effie Clifford. Land 10a 100 100 2.40 

HYDE PARK 

Maxin. Jane, heirs or devisees. Lot ia 100 100 2.40 

FAST NORTHFIELD 

Morgan. Mrs. J. H. Hill lot 75a 1000 1000 24.00 

INDIAN ORCHARD 

Tredeau, Bdessie I). Cottage 500. 3 lots 

225. o p. 100 825 19.80 

OXFORD 

Estey, Walter. House 500, barn 100, farm 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names Valuation 



Total 


Tax 


1100 


26.40 


500 


12.00 


)0 1000 


24.00 


0. 

700 


16.80 



12a 150, Hill lot 50a 250, o. p. 100 

PHILLIPSTON 

Estey Bros. Estey farm 500 

HOLYOKE 

Dunham, Benj. W. Store 900, store site 100 
Bullard, Ralph. Cottage 500, lot Ja 100, o. 
p. 100 

NORTHAMPTON 

Bailey, Sidney A. Gibbs lot 85a 800, Kelley 
lot 5a 50, Joslyn lot 35a 200, Fuller lot 
8a 50 1100 26.40 

ORANGE 

Powers and Gilbert. Manley lot 50a 200 200 4.80 

LYNN 

Devine, Lucy. Pasture and wood land 32a 

300 300 7.20 

AVON, CONN. 

Hunter, Walter L. Cleveland lot 20a 300, 

Plain lot 20a 150 450 10.80 

WILSON, CONN. 

Young, Fred H. House, 400, barn 100, 

farm 140a 1300 • 1800 43.20 

BROOKFIELD 

Allen, George H., heirs or devisees. Wood 

land 11a 300 300 7.20 

CLIFTON SPRINGS, N. Y. 

Thayer, Mary A. Wood land 25a 750 750 18.00 

THREE RIVERS 
Portras, Wilfred. Cottage 500, lot fa 225, 



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VALUATION AND TAXES OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH 



Names 



Valuation 



Total 



Tax 



o. p. 100 
Palin, Delina. Cottage 500, lot |a 225, o. p. 
100 

BELCHERTOWN 

Moore, Addison. lee house 5000, land l£a 

30O, o. p. 3500 
Peeso, James A. and Elmer E. Manley lot 

44a 1000 

GREENWICH 
Hillside Industrial School. House 400, barn 
2000, hen houses 700, wood house 75. 
School house 300, Sanborn cottage 5000, 
2 silos 200, Munsel cottage 800, wagon 
and tool house, 200, farm 185a 1690, 5 
horses 1000, 5 cows 500, 2 two-year olds 
175, yearling 40, 5 swine 175, 250 fowls 
360, o. p. 250. Ex. Sec. 5-C-327, Acts 
1909 



825 19.80 

825 19.80 

8800 211.20 

1000 24.00 



11365 



Report of Assessors 



For suitable recognition of residents that served 


in 


the late war 


$ 46.20 


State tax 


980.00 


County tax 


659.57 


Town grant 


8,271.71 


Rate of taxation per $ 1000 


24.00 


PROPERTY EXEMPT TAXATION 




Congregational Church 


$3,100.00 


Independent Liberal Church 


2,050.00 


Hillside School 


11,365.00 


Soldiers' exemption 


5,315.00 


Women worth less than $ 1,000 


3,660.00 


TABLE OF ACGREGATES 




Total valuation of assessed estate 


$ 391,095.00 


Value of real estate 


294,145.00 


personal estate 


96,950.00 


Number polls assessed 


108 


exempt 


15 


Tax on each poll 


$5.00 


Total number persons assessed 


341 


paying tax on property 


321 


poll tax only 


20 


Number horses assessed 


113 


cows assessed 


216 


Neat cattle other than cows 


75 


Number of swine assessed 


26 


dwelling houses assessed 


155 


cottages assessed 


40 



30 



Number of acres of land assessed 10,666 

fowls assessed 3,220 

Omitted assessments $31.20 

JOSEPH L. THRASHER 
CHARLES B. COIT 
GEORGE B. LOUX 

Assessors of Greenwich 



Town Warrant 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Greenwich, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town 
of Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, 
to meet in their Town Hall in said Greenwich, on Mon- 
day, the fourteenth day of February A D. 1921, at ten o'clock 
in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following articles, 
viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for Town Clerk, one Sel- 
ectman, one Overseer of the Poor, one Assessor, one School 
Committee, one Cemetery Commissioner, two Library Trustees, 
all for three years, Tax Collector, Tree Warden, two Constables, 
Auditor, three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one 
year, 

Also on the same ballot to vote "Yes" or "No" in answer 
to the question: Shall license be granted for the sale of certain 
non-intoxicating beverages in this town? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary towm officers for 
the year ensuing: 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and 
act thereon. 



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Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing } r ear, and make appro- 
priations for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of th^ Selectmen to borrow money in antici- 
pation of t tie revenue of the fiiancfal year beginning January 
1, 1921. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to defend all suits at law that may be brought against the town 
during the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will pay a proper charge of 
a bonding company for acting as security on the official bond 
of any town officer. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and approp- 
riate the sum of $50 for the Hampshire Co. Farm Bureau and 
elect a director of that organization who will be the official 
town representative for the County Board of Trustees as per 
Chapter 273, Acts of 1918. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to call for the resig- 
nation of the Cemetery Commissioners and make said office ap- 
pointive instead of elective, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and approp- 
riate the sum of Twelve Hundred dollars to finish a room for 
school purposes above the present school room in Greenwich 
Village, shingling roof, change in basement and other needed 
repairs. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to accept by the last 
will and testament of Ella F. Towne, deceased, the sum of 
Five Hundred dollars for the upkeep of the Andrew J. Towne 
lot in Greenwich Cemetery. 

Art. 14 To see if the town will vote to path the snow when 
necessary on the sidewalks in both villages or act in relation 
thereto. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to rescind the vote 
taken at the annual town meeting held Feb. 10, 1918 to instruct 



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the school committee to furnish transportation for two children 
of Peter Lego. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to set the price for 
Slaughter House License or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 17. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before this meeting. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting at- 
tested copies at each of the Post Offices in Greenwich seven 
days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk on or before the time 
of meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this fifteenth day of January, A. 
D. 1921. 

GEORGE B. LOUX 
CHARLES B. COIT 
JOSEPH L. THRASHER 

Selectmen of Greenwich 



Report of the Town Clerk 



Jan. 


9, 


Aug. 


21, 


Sept. 


14, 


Sept. 


28, 


Dec. 


16, 


Apr. 


3, 


June 


9, 


July 


26, 


Sept. 


6, 



Vital Statistics for the year 1920 

BIRTHS 

child's name parents' names 

Elmer Eugene Thrasher Harrison and Ida 
Wilbur Sheldon Scher- 

merhorn Maurice and Blanch 

Raymond Forest Blackmer Leroy and Marjoire 

Raymond Sidney Johnston Richard and Bessie 

Olive Mildred Walker George and Beatrice 

MARRIAGES 

Warren R. Sargent and Dora F. Sunderland 
Harold D. Johnston and Irene B. Merritt 
Raymond H. Bressette and Ora B. Merritt 
Clarence G. Hall and Marion I. Hall 

DEATHS 









years 


months 


days 


Feb. 


6, 


Roy L. Graves 


34 


4 


3 


Feb. 


28, 


Delia A. Read 


73 


7 


22 


Mar. 


12, 


Mary J. Duncan 


81 


7 


4 


Mar. 


18, 


William H. Jones 


82 


1 


23 


Apr. 


14, 


Julia M. Nevins 


92 





11 


June 


2, 


Lillian M. Corning 


58 


2 


26 


June 


27, 


Lottie A. Gam well 


64 


9 


15 


Aug. 


14, 


Ira Austin Hunter 


96 


7 


23 


Aug. 


26, 


William T. Alden 


90 


7 


23 



years 


months 


days 


58 


3 


1 


69 


1 


16 



35 



Sept. 3, Nellie M. Kelley 
Dec. 15, William Simmons 

BURIAL OF NON-RESIDENTS IN GREENWICH CEMETERY 

Mar. 19 Mary E. Sibley 71 6 8 

July 31 Ella F. Towne 53 1 1 

Very respectfully, 

C. E. MILLER, Town Clerk. 



Selectmen's Report 



For the year ending Dec. 31, 1920 

Feb. 9, 1920 Voted to raise and appropriate the following: 
amounts to defray town charges to Dec. 31, 1920: 



Schools 


% 4,148.00 


Bridges and railings 


500.00 


Highways 


1,500.00 


Salaries 


600.00 


Contingent 


1,000.00 


State Aid 


400.00 


Sabin School Fund 


50.00 


Moth Work 


50.00 


Library 


100.00 


Poor 


300.00 


Cemetery 


100.00 


Hampshire County Farm Bureau 


50.00 


Special appropriation 


100.00 


Voted that the cemetery commissioners 


use same from 


able fund. 





avail- 



AT SPECIAL MEETING 
Nov. 29, 1920 Voted to appropriate from the treasury: 
for schools $ 1,300.00 

" contingent 600.00 

State allotments for highways 1,950.00 

$12,748.00 

THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED 
Schools $ 5,363.63 



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Contingent . $ 


1,478.53 




State Aid 


302.00 




Library 


100.00 


/ 


Moth work 


46.50 




Hampshire County Farm Bureau 


50.00 




Sabin School Fund 


50.00 




Highways 


3,451.57 




Bridges and railing 


74.50 




Cemetery 


126.65 




Poor 

r 


168.98 




Salaries 


531.00 




• 




11,743.36 




$ 1,004.64 


STATE AID 






Appropriation 




$ 400.00 


Wm. T. Alden 


$ 48.00 




Florilla M. Alden 


62.00 




! Henry M. Brown 


72.00 




Mrs. Geo. L- Winter 


48.00 




John M. Ransdell 


72.00 


$ 302.00 


• 


$ 98.00 


PUBLIC LIBRARY 






Appropriation 




$ 100.00 


Paid Miss Amelia M. Root 


$ 100.00 




MOTH WORK 






Appropriation 




$ 50.00 


Paid Thomas Severance, Jr. 

• 


$ 46.50 


46.50 



$3.50 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY FARM BUREAU 

Appropriation . $ 50.00 

Paid Hampshire County Farm Bureau $ 50,00 



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SABIN SCHOOL FUND 
Appropriation $ 50.00 

Order to C. D. Walker, Treas. $ 50.00 

CEMETERY 
Appropriation $ 100.00 

Appropriation not used. 

Special appropriation from available funds 100.00 

Order to cemetery commissioners $ 70.00 70.00 



30.00 



Order to cemetery commissioners from 

int. of cemetery funds $ 56.65 

HIGHWAYS 
Town appropriation $ 1,500.00 

State allotment 1,950.00 



$ 3,450.00 
Orders drawn to E. H. Randall, road foreman 

For material $ 661.87 

For labor 2,789.70 

$ 3,451.57 



Appropriation overdrawn $ 1.57 

BRIDGES AND RAILINGS 

Appropriation $ 500.00 

Order to E. H. Randall, road foreman $ 74.50 74.50 



$ 425,50 



CONTINGENT 

Appropriation $ 1,600.00 

Pathing snow: orders drawn to* E. H. 

Randall, road foreman $ 895.15 

C. E. Miller, ballots and stationery 9.10 

W. & L. E. Gurley, mdse. for sealer 

of weights and measures 6.42 



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Lewis H. Blackmer, printing- town re- 
ports $ 60.45 
J. H. Schoonmaker, consultation with 

cemetery commissioners 2.30 
C. E. Miller for dog tags 2.55 
Park B. Swift, bond for treasurer 12.50 
A. A. Stevens, sawing- wood for select- 
men's room 1.50 
F. P. Hall, supplies for year 1919 14.12 
Giffen & Hall, water rent and repairs 

to Apr. 1, 1920 ■ 7.50 

C. E. Miller for stamps 3.00 

Geo. B. Loux, perambulating town lines 25.00 

L. H. Giffin, soda for fire extinguisher 5.00 

J. L. Thresher, telephone and stamps 3.00 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 6.60 

J. L. Thresher, inspector of animals 20.00 
J. D. Clark, examination of titles, lots 

on property of B. Haskell 50.00 

L,- T. Haskins, insurance on town hall 22.50 
Dover Stamping Mfg. Co., 1 No. 310 

automatic testing measure 8.82 
W. & L. E. Gurley, supplies for sealer 

of weights and measures 5.62 

Town of. Prescott, 1 50-lb. weight 3.50 
L. T. Haskins, insurance on village 

school building 28.13 

C. E. Miller for stamps 5.00 

C. T. Bagnell, tax bills 3.08 

Park B. Swift, bond for tax collector 25.00 

Giffen & Hall, water rent to Oct. 1, 1920 4.50 
CD. Walker, stamps and rent of safe 

deposit box 10.00 

A. W. Brownell Corp., assessors' supplies 7.75 
Carter's Ink Co., 1 doz. 8 oz. Mass. 

State record ink 2.75 



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Geo. B. Loux, cash paid for stamps $ 5.00 

F. P. Hall, supplies for town clerk 1.42 

C. E. Miller, town clerk expenses 28.82 

D. M. Hunter, inspector of slaughtering 13.50 

E. O. Fewell, " " 24.85 
C. E. Miller, " " 107.10 

F. F. Foley, 9 burials 47.00 



$ 1,478.53 

$ 121.47 

SALARIES 

Appropriation $ 600.00 

L. J. Giffen, Justice, 1919 $ 5.00 

L. J. Giffen, Auditor, 1919 10.00 
J. L. Thrasher, Tax Collector, part of 

salary 1918 25.00 

part of salary 1919 25.00 

Geo. B. Loux, Moderator 1 meeting 3.00 

E. H. Randall, Constable 2 meetings 6.00 

C. W. Uracius, " " " 6.00 

E. A. Moore, Election Officer 4 meetings 9.00 

John King, " 1 " 3.00 

A. J. Loux, 2 6.00 

L. L. Blackmer, " 3 6.00 
L- A. Faverio, Sealer of Weights and 

Measures 1919 20.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 1920 20.00 
C. E. Miller, Town Clerk and Registrar 

of voters 55.00 

C. D. Walker, Treasurer 75.00 
C. B. Coit, Selectman, Assessor and 

Overseer of the Poor 75.00 
J. L. Thrasher, Selectman, Assessor 

and Overseer of Poor 75.00 
Geo. B. Loux, Selectman, Assessor 



♦ 



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and Overseer of Poor 
C. B. Coit, Registrar of Voters 
J. L. Thrasher 
G. B. Loux " " " 

F. F. Foley, Janitor of Town Hall 
L. $. Giffen, Justice 1920 



Total amount of orders drawn 
Received from E. T. King and R. O. 

Dixon for Slaughter House License 
from F. P. Hall as omission and 

interest from report of 1918 



75.00 




5.00 




5.00 




5.00 




12.00 




5.00 


531.00 




$ 69.00 




$ 6,210.75 



$ 1.00 



600.25 



$ 601.25 



The accounts of the town have been examined by the 
State from Jan. 1, 1920 to Nov. 4, 1920; report of audit will 
be read at 1 P. M. 

Respectfully submitted, 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
CHARLES B. COIT 
JOSEPH L. THRASHER 

Selectmen of Greenwich 



Report of Highway Surveyor 



Paid E. H. Randall Labor 




$ 578.80 


Ray Dixon 




177.30 


Harold Johnston 




284.35 


' A. Patenaude 




277.65 


Frank Gifford 




48.00 


T. Peterson 




15.25 


A. Anderson 




33.00 


M.E.Caswell 




102.00 


Albert Root 




2.20 


Guy Stevens 




2.00 


Hunter Bros. 




2.00 


R. Adams 




1.25 


E. H. Randall man and team 




756.00 


O. A. King " " 




104.00 


H. D. Crane " " 




342.50 


W. M. Parker " " 




16.00 


Guy Stevens 




4.00 


E. H. Randall, single horse 




44.50 


E. A. Moore, blacksmith 




3.10 


MATERIALS 






L. T. Giffin, hoes 


$ 2.00 




fork 


1.75 




rake 


.55 




shovels 


2.70 




scythes 


3.75 




oil 


1.11 


1 1 QA 



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Paid F. P. Hall 


, scythes 


$ 1.50 






postage 


2.50 






plow bolt 


.10 






axe handle 


.60 






hooks 


2.00 






lines 


1.00 






fork handle 


.75 


8.45 






Gravel, 1,159 loads at .10 per load 




115.90 


Scraper 






300.00 


Freight on 


scraper 




8.20 


Culverts 






207.24 


Ryther and Warren, scythes 




5.25 


A. E. Moore, oil 




.63 


G. B. Lou> 


c, oil 




.14 


Total 


$ 3,451.57 


Appropriation 




$ 1,500.00 




State allotment 




1,950.00 


3,450.00 







Overdrawn $ 1.57 

BRIDGES 
Paid E. H. Randall, labor $ 10.30 

E. H. Randall, team 10.00 

Harold Johnston, labor 4.00 

L. J. Giffen, spikes and nails 10.20 

A. J. Ivoux, railing 40.00 



$74.50 

Appropriation $ 500.00 

Expended 74.50 

Balance $ 425.50 

PATHING $NOW 

Paid E. H. Randall $ 74.20 

W. H. Walker 45.70 



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id Guy Stevens 


$ 10.40 


Charles Sumner 


7.20 


M. Schermerhorn 


4.00 


S. Schermerhorn 


6.60 


A. J. Loux 


61.00 


H. D. Crane 


50.50 


Roy Blackmer 


11.40 


O. A. King 


35.05 


W. R. King 


18.50 


John King 


4.80 


Herman King 


12.80 


Frank Gifford 


16.90 


C. A. Moore 


16.90 


J. M. Vaughn 


8.90 


Albert Stevens 


5.70 


Harold Johnston 


5.70 


T. Chapman 


.50 


F. A. Churchill 


16.00 


Thomas Severance and Son 


88.70 


Geo. Pitfield 


34.80 


M. Bombard 


29.40 


Henry Lego 


81.00 


Justin Smith 


27.90 


L- C. Graves 


4.00 


A. Patenaude 


.85 


Geo. Walker 


40.40 


E. T. King 


13.40 


J. V. Lincoln 


8.15 


E. O. Fewell 


3.30 


Albert Bourbeau 


15.80 


Fred Foley 


8.20 


C. Uracius 


16.40 


C. Kiel 


2.00 


E. Clark 


8.00 


Hunter Bros. 


38.60 


E. M. Ross 


6.80 



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Paid Albert Root $5.00 

A. Twible 5.20 

Geo. Mason 2.40 

A. Stewart . 5.00 

W. R. Carrick 8.40 

Hillside School 28.70 

Total $ 895.15 



E. H. Randall, Highway Surveyor 



e 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



" For Year Ending Dec. 31, 1920 

EXPENSES 

James D. Kimball, insurance on build- 
ings at Cooley Home $ 22.20 

Dickinson Home, board and care for 

No. 1 140.78 

C. B. Coit, expense to Montague for 

No. 1 6.09 



$ 168.98 

INCOME RECEIVED 

Rent from Oct. 15, 1919 to Oct. 15, 1920 S 120.00 

Interest on Liberty Bonds for 1920 80.75 

Received on account of No. 1 100.00 

Appropriation 300.00 

$ 600.75 

Unexpended balance $ 431.77 

CHARLES B. COIT 
GEORGE B. LOUX 
JOSEPH L. THRASHER 

Overseers of the Poor 






Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Ending Dec. 31, 1920 

Appropriation from town, unused $ 100.00 

Special appropriation from available fund 100.00 
Still in hands of town treasurer 30.00 



Balance used 


$ 70.00 


Received from Sibley fund 


2.00 




' ' Sly fund 


2.00 




Austin Hunter fund 


2.00 




Frank L. Parker fund 


2.00 




Wm. S. Douglas fund 


4.00 




Sears & Cleveland fund 


5.65 




Rice fund 


2.00 




Elisha Moody fund 


2.00 




A. L. Gray fund 


2.00 




Sherman & Douglas fund 


2.00 




William A. Trask fund 


2.00 




Luther Fuller fund 1 


2.00 




Clara Walker fund 


2.00 




Blackmer fund 


1.00 




Record fund 


2.00 




Rindge fund 


5.00 




Justice Johnson fund 


5.00 




Wilkinson fund 


10.00 




Rebecca Spooner fund 


2.00 




care of lots 1917, 1918, 1919 




and 1920 


100.00 


Tota 


[ cash received 


- — 



$ 100.00 



$ 226.65 



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Paid F. F. Foley and help in cemetery $ 163.10 

Berkshire Fertilizer Co. 40.00 

Freight and cartage on same 3.80 

J.N. King for lawn mower 8.00 

B. A. Sawtelle as secretary 10.00 

Stationery and postage 1.75 

Total cash spent $ 226.65 

PERPETUAL FUND 

vSept. 7 Rec'd of J. D. Williams, 509 Fer- 
ry St., New Haven, Conn., executor 
estate of Mary E. Sibley the sum of $ 100.00 

Said sum to be deposited with the town 
treasurer of Greenwich as a perpetual 
fund, the interest to be used for the care 
and benefit of the Clark R. and Mary E. 
Sibley lot, Walker extension of Green- 
wich Cemetery, as far as the interest 
will warrant, and to be known as the 
Clark R. and Mary E. Sibley fund. 

Deposited same with town treasurer $ 100.00 

LOTS SOLD IN YEAR 
May 11 Lot 28, Walker extension, to 

Edward L. Upton $ 5.00 

June 6 Lot 25, Walker extension, to 

Miss Mabel Caswell 5.00 
Total received and paid town treasurer $ 10.00 

DAVID M. HUNTER 
FRED F. FOLEY 
BENJ. A. SAWTELLE 

Cemetery Commissioners 



Treasurer's Report 



Cash on hand to new account $ 


604.55 


Rec'd from County Treasurer, refund on dog tax 


56.43 


Commonwealth, income tax 1917 


8.75 


" " 1918 


10.50 


" 1919 


210.00 


" " 1920 


524.00 


Mass. School 




fund 1,057.38 


tuition of children 


433.25 


highway commission 1,950.00 


inspection of animals 


10.00 


school superintendent 


150.00 


corporation tax 


60.44 


national bank tax 


15.76 


high school tuition 


457.00 


transportation 


257.38 


state aid 


324.00 


soldiers' exemption 


30.92 


interest on bonds 


80.75 


overseers of poor, rent of town farm 


120.00 


< < ( < - ( i 


100.00 


cemetery commissioners, sale of lots 


10.00 


Clark R. &and 




Mary E. Sibley fund 


100.00 


E. T. King, slaughtering license 


1.00 


Athol Savings Bank, int. on cemetery funds 


52.65 


TXT < < M MM ( < < < 

Ware 


104.00 



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Rec'd from Millers River Nat'l Bank, money borrowed 1,200.00 

George B. Loux, 800.00 

Chairman of Selectmen on 1918 account 600.25 

L. A. Faverio, sealing fees for 1919 9.41 

" " 1920 12.18 

town of Hardwick, tuition 54.00 

J. L. Thrasher, tax collector on 1918 tax 433.81 

'.' 1919 " 1,429.37 

C. E. Miller, tax collector on 1920 tax 6,610.00 



Total 



$ 17,877.78 



Paid Dept. of Corporation and Taxation for 

certifying town notes 4.00 
Deposited Athol Savings Bank, C. R. & M. E. 

Sibley fund 100.00 

Paid County of Hampshire, county tax 659.57 

Commonwealth, state tax 980.00 

special state tax 46.20 

civilian war poll tax 324.00 

Millers River Nat'l Bank, note and interest 1,236.00 

Geo. B. Loux, note and interest 824.00 

Deposited Athol Savings Bank, Poor Farm Account 76.39 

Paid 1918 Selectmen's orders 2.00 

1919 " " 86.00 

1920 " " 6,210.75 
overseers of poor 168.98 
school 5,363.63 

Cash on hand 1,796.26 



Total 

ASSETS 

Due on 1918 tax 

" " 1919 " 
■• << 1920 ■« 

from state on account of state aid paid 



$ 17,877.78 

$ 387.50 
848.31 

3,278.80 
302.00 



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SCHOOL FUND 


Sabin School Fund 


$ 338.09 


POOR FARM ACCOUNT 


Liberty bonds 


$ 1,900.00 


Athol Savings Bank 


128.28 


TRUST FUNDS FOR CARE OF 


CEMETERY LOTS 


Sibley Fund 


$ 100.00 


Cutler ' ' 


100.00 


Pratt 


50.00 


Root 


100.00 


Asa Spooner Fund 


50.00 


Powers Fund 


50.00 


Shumway Fund 


100.00 


Warner 


100.00 


Walker ' • 


100.00 


Topliff 


100.00 


Tourtelotte 


25.00 


Rebecca Spooner Fund 


82.65 


Wilkinson 


300.00 


Johnson 


200.00 


Rindge 


100.00 


Clara Walker 


100.00 


Record 


50.00 


Blackmer 


50.00 


Fuller 


100.00 


Trask 


50.00 


Sherman and Douglas Fund 


100.00 


Gray Fund 


100.00 


Moody Fund 


50.00 


Rice 


100.00 


Sears and Cleveland Fund 


175.00 


Wm. S. Douglas 


100.00 


Parker Fund 


50.00 


Hunter 


100.00 


Sly 


100.00 



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Sibley, Sol. Fund 


$ 100.00 


Estey Fund 


100.00 

«£ ^ Oft'"' f K 




p C,y VOi .03 


Interest withdrawn in 1920 


$ 156.65 


available Jan. 1, 1921 


416.31 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES D. WALKER, Treasurer 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library 



Number of days library has been open 48 

books sent out 1,298 

magazines given out 244 

books purchased 35 

donated by Free Library Commission 29 

magazines subscribed for 4 

given 4 

public documents sent 10 

Whole number of volumes 3,080 

Public documents 280 

Circulating department 2,800 

AMELIA M. ROOT, Secretary 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Appropriated by the town $ 100. 00 

From the Bailey and Spooner funds 31.50 

From fines 1.45 

From sale of old magazines 6.25 

Money on hand 37.35 

$ 176.55 



EXPENDITURES 

Paid for books $ 66.93 

magazines 14.00 

rebinding books 17.40 



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Paid for salary 




$ 36.56 


transportation 




13.00 


freight 




2.34 


incidentals 




3.93 


postage and money 


orders 


.51 


Money on hand 




21.88 



Trustees 
Benjamin A. Sawtelle, M 
Ella M. Walker 
Helen L,. Nevins 
William H. Walker 
Amelia M. Root 



D. 



$ 176.55 

A. M. Root, Treasurer 
H. L. Nevins, Librarian 
M. E. Towne, Asst. 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library 



Black, Alexander. The Great Divide B56a 

Bannerman. Little Black Sambo 

Bangs, John Kendrick. Old Cape Cod jF B17 

Brigham. Cape Cod and the old Colony F B76 

Brown, Alice. . Homespun and Gold 

Burnett, Frances H. The Cosy Lion 

Conrad. The Rescue 

Day, Holman. All Wool Morrison 

Deland, Margaret. An Old Chester Secret 

Franck, Harry A. Vagabonding through Germany aF78.3 

Roaming through the West Indies 
Galsworthy, John. Awakening G16.4 

Galsworthy. In Chancery 
Grey, Zane. The Man of the Forest 

Hall, Hershel T. Steel Preferred H162 

Howells, William Dean. The Vacation of the Kehoyns 
Howes. The Mutineer 
Hudson. The Little Boy Lost 

Johnston, Mary. Sweet Rocket j63.ll 

Lewis. Main Street 

Locke. House of Baltazar L 73.3 

Lutz, Grace L. Hill. Cloudy Jewel L 98.9 

Miller, Alice Duer. The Beintz and the Bolshevist 
Norris. Kathleen. Harriet and the Piper 

Oppenheim, Phillip. The Great Impersonator OP33 

Otterman. J. Wilbur Chapman EOI4 

Packard. Old Plymouth Trails 
Rhinehart, Mary R. A Poor Wise Man 



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Roosevelt, H. H. The Happy Hunting Ground 

Rice, Alice Hegan. Turn About Tales 

Sawyer, Ruth. Leerie 

Stackpoole. The Man Who Found Himself 

Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to his Children 

Walpole. Jeremy 

Wylie. Children of the Storm 

JUVENILE BOOKS 
Bassett, Sarah Ware. Paul and the Printing Press 
Beard, Dan. American Boys' Book of Bugs and 

Beetles 
Bond and Russell. The American Boys' Engineering 

Book 

Brown, Helen Davis. Little Jean 

Burges, Thornton W. Bowser the Hound 

Butterworth, Hezekiah. The Pilot of the Mayflower 

( Better Blue 
Bye-lo-series ■< Cinderella 

( Handy Pandy 

Chaffee, Allen. Old Rye and Son 

The Adventures of Twinkly Eyes 
Chapman, Frank. What Bird Is That? 
French, Allen. The Junior Cup 
Gould, Geanir T. Marjorie's Quest 
Hurd, Marion R. 
Kellogg, Charlott 
Lafere, Felicitite 
Lincoln, Joseph. 
Lindsey, Maud. 
Paine, Ralph D. 
Peattie, Elia W. 
Pier, Arthur Stan wood 
Porter, Laura Spencer. 



Mercier 



Bobby and the Big Road 
The Steam Shovel Man 
Sarah Brewster's Relatives 
The New Boy 
Genevieve 



Pyle, Catherine. Nancy Rutledge 

Seamans, Rugusta H. The Slipper Pond Mystery 

St. Nicholas. Stories of Royal Children 

Elephant Stories Retold 

Captain Kituck 
Smith, Jessie Wilcox. The Little Mother Goose 



W17.2 

W97 

JB33 

JLB38.3 

JLB64 

JB81 

B 

JB98.4 

JB99 

JB99.2 

JB99.3 

JC14 

JC33 

JLC37 

JF79 

JG69 

JH89 

JK29 

JL51 

. JL63 

JL64 

JP16.4 

JP32 

JP59.3 

JP84 

JP99 

jSCal3 

JST07 

JEL4 

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JSM12 



Annual Report 

of the 

School Committee 

of 

Greenwich, Mass* 

For the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1 920 
ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term expires 
William R. Carrick, Ch. Greenwich Village 1922 

Tel. Cooleyville 
John H. King, Sec. Greenwich Village 1921 

Tel. 33-5, Enfield 
Fred F. Foley Greenwich 1923 

Tel. 33-2, Enfield 

Superintendent 
Arthur W. Smith, No. Dana Tel. Cooleyville, 21-11 

School Physician 
Benj. A. Sawtelle, M. D. Greenwich Tel. Enfield 19-3 

Attendance Officers 
Fred F. Foley Edwin H. Randall 



Report of the School Committee 



For the year ending Dec. 31, 1920 

FINANCIAL STATEMEMT 

Income of state school fund $ 1,057.38 

High school tuition 

transportation 
State wards' tuition and transportation 
From state on account of Supt. 

Income Sabin School fund 
From town of Hardwick, tuition 



Town appropriation at annual meeting 4,148.00 

11 Nov. 29 " 1,300.00 



457.00 




257.38 




433.25 




150.00 






$ 2,355.01 




$ 38.09 




54.00 






92.09 





$ 2,447.10 



5,448.00 



Expended 5,363.63 



Unexpended $ 84.37 

SALARIES OF TEACHERS • 

Laura E. Walker $ 422.00 

Maryon W. Batchelder 422.00 

Susie Winslow 13.69 

Mrs. William Buell 11.85 

Ivah C. Cody 190.45 

Helen A. Holmes 290.00 



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Doris Bruce $ 190.45 

E. Maude Bradley 36.00 

Mrs. Ruth B. Dwelley 67.50 



Superintendent's salary, Arthur W. Smith $ 258.00 
Expenses of 70.08 

School committee, salary 75.00 

Expense of school committee 30.64 

Tuition 602.00 



CONVEYANCE OF PUPILS 


Ross Chapin 


$ 75.00 


Atkinson Twible 


307.00 


H. D. Adams 


697.00 


FA. Churchill 


45.00 


Cyprian Uracious 


235.00 


A. C. Corey 


320.00 


High School 


397.22 


EXPENDITURES 




Care of rooms 


$ 118.00 


Supplies 


171.72 


Books 


99.45 


Fuel 


127.10 


Repairs 


28.22 


Maintenance 


25.10 


Sundries 


21.89 


Miscellaneous operation 


16.27 



$1,643.94 



$1,035.72 



$2,076.22 



607.75 

Total expenditures $5,363.63 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. R. CARRICK 
J. H. KING 
FRED F. FOLEY 

School Committee of Greenwich 



Superintendent's Report 



To the Greenwich School Committee: 

At the opening of the school 
year the Village school had about forty pupils distributed 
through eight grades. This large school was unlooked for, 
and proved too difficult for the two teachers who tried it for 
three days each. Assuring her that the committee would make 
conditions more pleasant, the superintendent did his best to 
persuade the second teacher to return. He failed. A teacher 
of thirty pupils and one grade has enough to do. 

With your consent the superintendent, after much search, 
found two young ladies to take the school. One of them, Miss 
Cody, has charge of the upper grades, and general control of 
the school; the other, Miss Bruce, has charge of the lower grades. 
A portable blackboard was placed in the library, and there 
several of the classes recite. 

This school lost nearly five weeks. One week was made 
up at Christmas time; most of the remaining time will be made 
up by July 1, the date on which it is scheduled to close for 
summer vacation. 

The health of this school is yet menaced by long, cold, wet 
trips to the outhouse from a warm and at times overheated 
room. With spring water available, it would seem as though 
this danger to health, and an indirect cause of poor scholarship, 
could be eliminated by a flush closet. 

The outhouse at the Plains is an offense to decency and an 
invitation to filth that may be removed by placing a chemical 
closet for the exclusive use of the school. Then the school 



61 



maybe held responsible for its condition. No one now is res- 
ponsible for the care of toilets at the school buildings. 

As to the interior of buildings, I repeat what I said a year 
ago. The interiors should be painted in soft colors that will 
make the rooms brighter without causing eye strain. In con- 
junction with that, the dark green opaque shades should give* 
place to light adjustable shades of suitable color and texture to 
harmonize with the walls without shutting out the light, and 
to withstand hard usage. 

The desks should be re-arranged so that the large ones will 
be on one side of the room and the small ones on the other. 
Then all the members of a given grade may be assembled di- 
rectly in front of the teacher, thus enabling her to hold their 
attention more closely and to do better teaching. 

The introduction of Stone-Milles' arithmetic and the lan- 
guage series of Scott-Southworth, begun by my immediate pre- 
decessor, has been completed. New T - World spellers are dis- 
placing the worn out spellers formerly in use. These spellers 
focus the attention upon the words used by the ordinarily intel- 
ligent persDn in his writing, and provide for drill on the more 
troublesome words. Our text-books in history and geography 
are badly worn, and of out-of-date editions. New books should 
take their places. Almost the same may be said in regard to 
books in civics and physiology. 

The new feature of moment in the schools this year is the 
systematic combination of two grades in one subject without 
promotion of the pupils in the lower grade to the higher. It 
is an application of alternation of subjects as practised in small 
high schools. When the work of adjoining grades is not se- 
quential, the plan of alternation may be used. It makes no 
material difference whether a class in the seventh grade studies 
eighth grade spelling this year or next, so the classes of the two 
grades may be combined in eighth grade spelling this year and 
in seventh grade spelling next year. A class in two years 
does the work of both grades. The object of the plan is to 
make fewer classes, longer recitation periods, and to gain the 



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interest that comes of larger classes through companionship 
and competition. 

t is becoming increasingly difficult to find good teachers 
for large schools of all grades, and not at all easy to find them 
for small schools of five or six grades. It is unfortunate we 
have not one large building for all the pupils of the town. 
Such a building would be to the advantage of the chil- 
dren. There would be fewer classes to the teacher, yet they 
would not be too large. The recitation periods would be 
longer. Fair and accurate grading would be more in evidence. 
Sewing, woodwork, cooking and other forms of vocational ac- 
tivities could be introduced. It would be easier to get and re- 
tain teachers. 

There is strong possibility that the minimum annual sala- 
ry of teachers throughout the state for the next school year 
will be eight hundred dollars. Since that would be the salary 
of inexperienced high school graduates, one may readily see 
that if we want better than that we must pay more. A teacher 
of given qualifications, judging from experiences of the last 
three years, will cost more than the sum associated with those 
qualifications in the bill now before the legislature. I there- 
fore urge a large appropriation for teachers' salaries. 

The following three paragraphs from the bill now before 
the legislature show the re-imbursements allowed. 

(1) Three hundred and fifty dollars for every such person 
who has received as salary not less than one thousand dollars 
and who is a graduate of an approved normal school or college 
and has had at least two years' teaching experience or who 
possesses preparation and teaching experience accepted in lieu 
thereof. 

(2) Three hundred dollars for every such person, not in- 
cluded in the foregoing classification, who has received as 
salary not less than nine hundred dollars, and (a) who has 
satisfactorily completed one year of professional training in an 
approved normal school or teachers' training school, and has 
had at least three years of teaching experience; or (b) is a 



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graduate of an approved normal school or college, and has had 
at least one year of teaching experience; or (c) who possesses 
preparation and teaching experience accepted in lieu of either 
of the foregoing requirements in this paragraph. 

(3) Two hundred and fifty dollars for every such person, 
not included in either paragraph (l) or (2), who has received as 
salary not less than eight hundred dollars. 

The school statistics will be found on the following pages. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Super intendeyit of Schools 



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SCHOOL TERMS 

Plains School 

January 3, 1921 — February 25, 1921 
March 7, 1921 - April 22, 1921 
May 2, 1921 — June 17, 1921 

Village School 

January 3, 1921 — April 22, 1921 
May 2, 1921 — July 1, 1921 

Both Schools 

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1921 — Friday, Dec. 23, 1921 
Tuesday, January 3, 1922 — February 24, 1922 
Tuesday, September 6, 1921, general meeting of teachers 
at school building at North Dana. 

HOLIDAYS 

New Year's, January 1 

Washington's Birthday, February 22 

Patriots' Day, April 19 

Memorial Day, May 30 

July 4th 

Labor Day, first Monday in September 

Columbus Day, October 12 

Thanksgiving, last Thursday in November 

Christmas, December 25 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday oc- 
curring on Sunday will be observed by closing the schools on 
the next Monday. 

SIGHT AND HEARING TESTS, OCTOBER, 1920 
Number of pupils enrolled 48 

Number found defective in eyesight 3 

Number found defective in hearing 2 

Number of parents or guardians notified 4 



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CENSUS, April 1, 1920 

Male Female Totals 



Five years old and under seven 
Seven years old and under fourteen 
Fourteen years old and under sixteen 
Illiterate minors over sixteen 



4 


4 


8 


>3 


17 


70 


9 


4 


13 












66 25 91 



GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRADUATES, JUNE, 1920 
Plains School 

Sylvia Churchill 
Christine MacKinnon 
Merton Walker 
Robert Petfield 

Village School 

Lindolph Otis Parker 
Mary Dorothy Bekovski 



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Report of Music Supervisor 



Mr. A. IV.. Smith, 

Superintendent of Schools. 

Dear Sir : 

It has been my aim to stimulate an appreciation of the 
best music, to develop tone quality, and to teach the funda- 
mental principles of note reading. The music period should 
be a bright spot in the day's regular routine, one to be looked 
forward to with pleasure and a sense of appreciation. 

No subject taught in the public schools is more capable of 
giving the child active, independent work than music, and em- 
inent educators, with remarkable unanimity have welcomed it 
as an important part of the couse of study. 

It develops a love for the beautiful, cultivates exactness, 
serves as a relaxation and awakens the emotional nature. 

In the lower grades rote songs are taught, which are 
selected for their musical value as well as for the value of the 
thought and suggestion. A school song in the heart of a child 
will do as much for his character as a principle in his intellect. 

It is my desire to continue the work along the same lines 
as formerly, so that, in spite of various handicaps, such as too 
many grades working together, I feel that we shall complete a 
well defined course of study. 

I take pleasure in acknowledging here the courtesy ex- 
tended to me by the superintendent, also the kindly reception 
and advances made by the pupils. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUTH B. DWELLKY, 

Supervisor of Music 



Annual Reports 



OF THE 



Town Offiicers and Committees 



OF 



GREENWICH ,uw> 



FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 



1921 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1922 



ft 



/SETTS 

J UN 7 1922 



SE, BOSTON 




Town Warrant 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Greenwich , 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of 
Greenwich, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to 
meet in their Town Hall in said Greenwich on Monday, the 
13th day of February A. D. 1922, at ten o'clock in the fore- 
noon, then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To bring in their votes for one Selectman, one 
Overseer of Poor, one Assessor, one School Committee, 
one Cemetery Commissioner, two Library Trustees, all for 
three years, Tax Collector, Tree Warden, two Constables, 
Auditor, three Surveyors of Wood and Lumber, all for one 
year. 

Also on the same ballot to vote "Yes" or "No" in answer 
to the question: Shall license be granted for the sale of certain 
non-intoxicating beverages in this town? 

Art. 3. To choose all other necessary town officers for 
the year ensuing. 

Art. 4. To receive the reports of the town officers and 



act thereon. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appro- 
priation for the same. 

Art. 6. To fix the salary of the Tax Collector. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow money in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1922. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen 
to defend all suits at law that may be brought against the town 
during the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to pay a proper 
charge of a bonding company for acting as security on the of- 
ficial bond of any town officer. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of 
money provided the Massachusetts Highway Commission will 
add an equal amount for the purpose of improving the road 
leading north from Greenwich Village. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to set the price for 
Slaughter House License or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to appoint a first 
Selectman to act as Chairman of Selectmen, Assessors, and 
Overseer of the Poor, and set the salary for the same, or act in 
relation thereto. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to make the office 
of auditor appointive instead of elective or act in relation 
thereto . 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to close Quabbin 
Lake (so-called ) to winter fishing for a term of three years and 
request the Commissioners on fisheries to cause the same to be 
stocked with food fish. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of fifty dollars for the Hampshire County Farm 
Bureau. 

Art. 16. To transact any other business that may legally 



come before this meeting. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon and 
may be closed at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting at- 
tested copies at each of the Post Offices in Greenwich seven 
days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the town clerk on or before the time of 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, this sixteenth day of January, 
A. D. 1922. 

GEORGE B. LOUX 
JOSEPH L. THRASHER 

Selectmen of Greenwich 



Report of the Town Clerk 



Vital Statistics for the year 1921 

BIRTHS 

child's name parents' names 

Apr. 3 Johnston Harold & Irene 

May 6 Donald B. Walker Charles & Grace 

May 11 Elliott B. Kimball Carl & Minnie 

May 23 Jacques F. Bourbeau Albert & Novia 

MARRIAGES 

June 19 Harold Allen Moulthrop & Esther Alberta South - 
worth 
John Blanchard & Mary Elizabeth Lego 
Ralph Everet Tower & Sophia Snow Walker 
Lester Edson & Jennie ( Watkins ) Pickering 

DEATHS 



Oct. 


31 


Nov. 


18 


Dec. 


8 









Years 


Months 


Days 


Apr. 


6 


Johnston 






3 


Apr. 


26 


Catherine C. Douglass 


80 


11 




Sept. 


11 


Abby Ann Lincoln 


73 


6 


7 


Oct. 


20 


Harfield L. Vaughn 


81 


11 


20 


Nov. 


20 


Webster F. Felton 


67 


5 


2 


Nov. 


25 


Pliny T. Parkhurst 


92 


3 


10 


Dec. 


4 


Lena Lisk Bryons 


74 






Dec. 


25 


Trelawney C. Chapmar 


i 79 


7 


22 


Dec. 


29 


Nathan A. Beale 


86 


9 


20 



BURIAL OF NON-RESIDENTS IN GREENWICH CEMETERY 



Jan. 
Apr. 
May 
May 

Aug. 



8 Lutie H. Joy 

24 Daniel G. Weston 

6 Jane K. Johnson 

7 Emma M. Fuller 



1 William M. Tourtelott 83 2 24 



yrs mos dys 

70 2 21 of Boston 

71 1 27 of Enfield 
75 10 4 of Longmeadow 
89 6 15 of Belchertown 

of Athol 



Nov. 5 Marcia S. Sherman 85 8 19 of Hartford, Ct. 

Very respectfully, 

C. E. MILLER, 
Town Clerk 



Report of Selectmen 



Feb. 14. Voted to raise and appropriate the following a- 
monnts to defray town charges to Dec. 31, 1921: 



Schools 




t 


16, 500.00 


Bridges and railings 






1,000.00 


Highways, Chap. 155 






1,000.00 


Small Town Act 






500.00 


Salaries 






600.00 


Contingent 






1,000.00 


State aid 






400.00 


Sabin school fund 






50.00 


Moth work 






50.00 


Public library 






100.00 


Hampshire County Farm Bureau 




50.00 


Reserve fund 






1,000.00 


Poor 






300.00 


To appropriate for a bronze tablet 




100.00 


Special appropriation for use 


of school 




committee 






1,200.00 


Cemetery 






100.00 


Special appropriation, voted 


that 


the 




Cemetery commissioners use same 




from available funds 






100.00 


State allotment for highways 






1,950.00 
$16,000.00 



The following amounts have been expended: 

Schools T, 307, 26 



Bridges and railings 


844.21 




Highways 


2,971.49 




Salaries 


564.00 




Contingent 


829.16 




State aid 


280.00 




Sabin school fund 


50.00 




Moth work 


45.00 




Public library 


98.48 




Poor 


237.82 




Cemetery 


445.75 




Hampshire County Farm Bureau 


50. 0C 

< 


1513,923.17 










$ 2,076.83 


STATE AID 






Appropriation 




$ 400.00 


Paid Henry M. Brown 


$ 72.00 




Mrs. Geo. L. Winter 


48.00 




J. M. Ramsdell 


72.00 




Mrs. F. M. Alden 


54.00 




T. J. Severence, Jr. 


30.00 




Elvira Woods 


4.00 


$ 280.00 






Balance 


$ 120.00 


PUBLIC LIBRARY 






Appropriation 




$ 100.00 


Orders drawn 


$98.48 


98.48 


Balance 


$ 1.52 


MOTH WORK 






Appropriation 




$ 50.00 


Paid T. J. Severence, Jr, 


45.00 


45.00 



Balance $ 5.00 



10 



HAMPSHIRE COUNTY FARM BUREAU 
Appropriation $ 50.00 

Paid Hampshire County Farm Bureau $ 50.00 

SABIN SCHOOL FUND 
Appropriation $ 50.00 

Order to C. D. Walker, treasurer $ 50.00 

CEMETERY 
Appropriation $ 100.00 

Special appropriation from available funds 100.00 
From 1921 appropriation in hands of treas. 30.00 
Received for care of lots and work on same 172.75 
Interest from trust funds 43.00 



$ 445.75 



Orders drawn to cemetery commissioners $ 445.75 

HIGHWAYS 
Town appropriation $ 1,000.00 

State allotment 1,950.00 

$ 2,950.00 

Orders drawn to E. H. Randall, road fore- 
man: 
For material $ 108.94 

Kor labor 2,862.55 

2,971.49 

Appropriation overdrawn $ 21.49 

BRIDGES AND RAILINGS 
Appropriation $ 1,000.00 

Orders to B. H. Randall, foreman $ 844.21 844.21 



Balance 




$ 155.79 


CONTINGENT 






Appropriation 




$ 1,000.00 


Pathing snow, orders drawn to E. H. Ran- 






dall and others 


57.00 




C. E. Miller for cash paid for stamps 


5.00 




dog tags and stationery 


6.72 





11 



Parke B. Swift, bond for treasurer 12.50 

L,. H. Blackmer, printing town reports 119.00 

C. T. B agnail for field and order books 6.62 

A. H. Bartlett for ballots 10.95 

H. H. Dickinson for freight on fire ext. 1.99 
Badger Fire Extinguisher Company for six 

copper fire extinguishers 81.00 

A. H. Bartlett, stationery for town clerk 11.95 

C. B. Coit, T. Coll. book 2.00 

C. H. Chase, transfers 11. 4 J 
Giffin & Hall, water and labor to Dec. 1, 

1920 2.50 

Johnson's Bookstore, journal for auditor 1.75 

G. B. Loux, expense to Springfield 5.00 

Cash paid for stamps and telephone 5.00 

A. A. Patenaude for 4 burials 20.00 
L. T. Haskins, insurance on library and 

school building 14.27 
Miller's River Bank for rent of safe depos- 
it box 2.60 
C. E. Miller, cash paid for stamps 5.00 
R. D. Tolman for 1 ballot box 70.00 
C. T. Bagnall, stationery for town clerk 4.48 
W. & E. E. Gurley, merchandise for sealer 6.30 
Gifiin & Hall, water rent to Dec. 1, 1921 4.50 
Parke B. Swift, bond for T. Coll. 25.00 
C. E. Miller, cash paid for dog tags 5.95 

stamps 5.00 

Giffin and Hall, labor on water to date 2.45 
J. L. Thrasher, T. Coll., taxes on Village 

hall for 1918 and 1919 ' 27.20 
C. E. Miller, T. Coll., taxes on Village 

hall for 1920 and 1921 37.31 
CD. Walker, cash paid for stamps 9.00 
G. B. Loux, cash paid for stamps and tele- 
phone to date 5.00 



12 



C. E. Miller for drawing town warrants, 

recording and expenses 23.15 

C. E. Miller, inspector of slaughtering 83.57 

E. O. Fewell, " " 13.40 

G. B. Loux, inspecting slaughtering 2.50 
J. L. Thrasher, T. Coll. 

Abatement on 1918 tax 59.27 

" 1919 tax 62.83 

Balance 

SALARIES 

Appropriation 

J. L,. Thrasher, inspecting animals $ 35.00 

copying valuations 8.00 
C. E. Miller, Tax Coll., part of salary on 

1920 tax 50.00 

W. R. Carrick, moderator 2 meetings 6.00 

A. J. Loux, election officer 1 meeting 3.00 

L. L. Blackmer, -1 3.00 

E. A. Moore, 1 3.00 

Roy Ellsworth, 1 3.00 

E. H. Randall, 1 3.00 
C. W. Uracius, 1 3.00 
CD. Walker, treasurer 75.00 

F. F. Foley, janitor of town hall 12.00 
J. L- Thrasher, selectman, assessor and over- 
seer of the poor 75.00 

C. B. Coit, selectman, assessor and overseer 

of the poor 75.00 

G. B. L,oux, selectman, assessor, and overseer 

of the poor and registrar of voters 80.00 
C. E. Miller, town clerk and registrar of voters 55.00 

L,. H. Giffin, justice of the peace 10.00 

Mrs. Grace B. Walker, auditor 20.00 
L,. A. Faverio, sealer of weights and measures 20.00 



829.16 
$ 170.84 

$ 600.00 



13 



J. Iv. Thrasher, T. Coll., balance for collect- 
ing the 1918 taxes 25.00 

564.00 



Balance $ 36.00 

Total amount of orders drawn $ 6,178.09 

Respectfully submitted 

GEORGE B. LOUX 
JOSEPH E. THRASHER 
CHARLES B. COIT 

Selectmen of Greenwich 

Grace B. Walker, Auditor 



Report of Road Foreman 



HIGHWAYS 






E. H. Randall, 


13 day 


s 


at $ 5.00 


$ 65.00 


E. H. Randall, 


79 " 


2 hrs 


• 4.80 


380.40 


John James, 


43 M 


6 ,l 


3.60 


157.50 


Harold Johnston, 


88 " 


7 M 


3.60 


319.95 


W. R. King, 


7 " 




3.60 


25.20 


W. H. Walker, man 


1 " 




3.60 


3.60 


Clarence Pierce, 


2 " 




3.60 


7.20 


Clarence Pierce, 


22 " 


6 " 


3.20 


72.80 


M. F. Caswell, 


64 " 


4 " 


3.20 


206.40 


Ralph Norwood, 


1 " 




3.20 


3.20 


L. C. Graves, 


40 " 


5 " 


3.20 


130.00 


T. M. Vaughn, 


6 " 




3.60 


21.60 


Ray Hopkins, 


21 " 


4" 


3.20 


68.80 


A. J. Loux, 


3 " 




3.20 


9.60 


M. E. Caswell, horse 








4.00 


E. H. Randall. " 


10 " 


2 " 


2.00 


20.50 


W. M. Parker, man & team 71 


3 M 


8.00 


571.00 


E. H. Randall, 


84 " 


2 " 


8.00 


674.00 


A. J. Loux, 


7 " 


5 " 


8.00 


61.00 


W. H. Walker, " 


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8.00 


40.00 


E. A. Moore, blacksmith 








4.00 


Hunter Bros., labor 








16.80 


Express on scraper blade 








.73 


Scraper blade 








10.00 



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L. L. Giffin, 5 lbs. grease 

3 rakes 

shovels 

2 hoes 

oil 

scythes 
H. H. Dickinson 

1 shovel 

1 rake 

F. P. Hall, 2 pick handles 
J. B. Sibley, 100 ft. fuse 
100 caps 

2 sticks dynamite 

708 loads gravel at $10 

Total 

Town appropriated 
State grant 



1.25 
3.00 
5.65 
2.00 
.56 
6.00 

1.75 
1.00 
1.50 
1.50 
2.50 
.70 
70.80 



$ 2,971.49 



1,000 
1,950 



$ 2,950 2,950.00 



Overdrawn 










BRIDGES 1921 




E. H. Randall, 


19 days 


at $ 4.80 


John James, 


2 " 


1 hr. 


3.60 


Harold Johnston, 


17 " 




3.60 


F. M. Vaughn, 


11 " 




4.00 


M. E. Caswell, 


11 " 


4 " 


3.20 


L. C. Graves, 


13 " 


4 " 


3.20 


Clarence Pierce, 


2 " 




3.20 


W. M. Parker, man 


7 " 




3.20 



George Smith, labor and wire 

E. H. Randall, man & team 16 da. 4 hr. 8.00 

Hi H. Dickinson, ipikes 



$ 21.49 



$91.20 

7.65 

61.20 

44.00 

36.80 

43.20 

6.40 

22.40 

8.00 

132.00 

.70 



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L. J. Giffin, nails 




2.12 


shovels and pail 




6.70 


oil 




.18 


F. P. Hall, shovel 




2.00 


axe 




2.00 


oil 




• 10 


W. H. Walker, lumber 




269.05 


F. H. Vaughn, 28 J bbl. cement 


• 


104.53 


E. H. Randall, single horse 




4.00 


Total 


$ 844.21 


Appropriated 


$ 1,000.00 




Total spent 


844.21 




Balance 




$ 155.79 




. PATHING SNOW 


1921 




E. H. Randall, man and team 


$ 6.50 




W. M. Parker, " 


5.00 




W. R. King, labor 


3.25 




Lester Hall 


2.25 




W. M. Parker, " 


2.25 




A. J. Loux, man and team 


6.50 




A. Labare, labor 


3.25 




H. D. Crane, man and team 


7.00 




Roy Blackmer, labor 


3.50 




Guy Stevens, man and team 


5.00 




Charles Sumner, labor 


2.50 




H. R. Lego, man and team 


6.00 




Thomas Severance, 


4.00 


$ 57.00 






E. H. RANDALL, 




Foreman 







Grace B. Walker, Auditor 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



EXPENSES 
James D. Kimball, insurance on buildings at 

Cooley Home $22.20 

Dickinson Home, board and care for No. 1 215.62 



INCOME RECEIVED 

Rent from Oct. 15, 1920 to Oct. 15, 1921 120.00 

Interest on Liberty Bonds 80.75 

Received on account of No. 1 175.00 

Appropriation 300.00 



JOSEPH L. THRASHER 
GEORGE B. LOUX 

Overseers of the Poor 

Grace B. Walker, Auditor 



$ 237.82 



$ 675.75 



Report of Assessors 



Special tax in recognition of residents that served 



in the late war 


$ 46.20 


Special tax to pay State Auditor 


116.65 


State tax 


980.00 


County tax 


729.08 


Town grant 


8,629.44 


Rate of taxation per $1,000 


17.25 


PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 




Congregational church 


$ 6,100.00 


Independent Liberal church 


4,050.00 


Hillside School 


18,065.00 


TABLE OF AGGREGATES 




Total valuation of assessed estate 


$565,572.00 


Value of real estate 


466,474.00 


personal estate 


99,098.00 


Number of polls assessed 


110 


ii i < i< 

exempt 


17 


Tax on each. pole 


$5.00 


Number persons paying on property 


300 


paying poll tax only 


19 


Total number persons assessed 


319 


Number of horses assessed 


108 


< i i < ii 
cows 


228 


Neat cattle other than cows 


81 



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Number of swine assessed 22 

sheep 7 

dwelling houses assessed 169 

fowls 3,646 

Omitted assessments $ 195.26 



CHARLES B. COIT 
JOSEPH L. THRASHER 
GEORGE B. LOUX 

Assessors of Greenwich 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



Ending Dec. 31, 1921. 

Received Resources 

Town appropriation 1921 $ 100.00 

Special appropriation available fund 100.00 
Balance, special appropriation of last year 

in hands of town treasurer 30.00 

in year from care of lots & work on same 172.75 

Received from Rindge fund 6.00 

Justice Johnson fund 6.00 

11 Wilkinson fund 10.00 

Warner fund 6.00 

11 Ella J. Townefund 12.00 

" W. S. Douglas fund 3.00 

Rec'd above by selectmen's orders $ 445.75 

Paid B. A. Sawtelle and help in cemetery $ 335.55 
G. L. Mason, repairs, lawn mower 1.00 
H. H. Dickinson, rake and grass seed 2.20 
Berkshire Fertilizer Co., bill for sheep 
manure, 1500 lbs., freight and cartage 
on same 37.55 
F. H. Vaughn, bill for cement 2.00 
F. P. Hall for paint 36.37 
Mrs. Sawtelle, bill for care of flowers 20.00 
postage in ytar 1.08 
B. A. Sawtelle ai secretary 10.00 
Total spent $ 445. 11 



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PERPETUALfFUND 
Received by C. K. Miller, town clerk, from the administra- 
tor of Ella J. Towne estate, the sum of five hundred dollars, said 
sum to be paid to the town treasurer and held by him as a per- 
petual fund, the interest to be used for the care and benefit of 
the Andrew J. Towne lot as the interest will warrant. 
Paid by C. E. Miller, to the town treasuer. $ 500.00 

LOTS SOLD IN YEAR 

Aug. 1 Sold Mrs. Ethel N. Closson, lot 29, 

Walker extension 5.00 

Nov. 9 Sold W. F. Felton estate, lot 30, 

Walker extension 5.00 

Dec. 13 Sold Fred H. Vaughn, lot 31, 

Walker extension 5.00 
Total received and paid town treasurer $ 15.00 

DAVID M. HUNTER 
C. E. MIELER 
B. A. SAWTEEEE 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Grace B. Walker, Auditor 



Treasurer's Report 



Cash on hand to new 


account $ 1,796.26 


Rec'd from county treasurer, refund on dog tax 


87.99 


Commonweath, income tax 1918 


7.00 


1 1 


11 " 1919 


21.00 


« < 


" " 1920 


105.00 


» < 


" " 1921 


507.80 


• < 


Mass. school fund 1 


,260.52 


< i 


tuition of children 


780.07 


< < 


highway commission 1,950.00 


< i 


inspection of animals 


17.50 


1 1 


school superintendent 


232.79 


< < 


corporation tax 


61.33 


( c 


public service 1.47 


1 « 


foreign 


6.39 


< 1 


national bank tax 


17.87 


« < 


high school tuition 


678.00 


i ( 


transportation 


249.48 


< t 


slate aid 


302.00 


t t 


soldiers' exemption 


16.70 


interest on bonds 


80.75 


Overseers 


of Poor 


175.00 


< • 


rent of town farm 


120.00 


Cemetery 
< i 


commissioners, sale of lots 


15.00 
172.75 


< < 


Andrew J. Townefund 


500.00 






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Rec'd from Athol Savings Bank, int. on cemetery funds 53.00 

Ware 90.00 

George B. Loux, money borrowed 1,500.00 

L. A. Faverio, sealing fees for 1921 11.31 

Town of Hardwick, tuition 57.00 

Dana " 57.00 
District Court of Eastern Hampshire, case 

No. 2349 75.00 

J. L. Thrasher, Coll., bal. of 1918 tax 387.50 

" interest on 1918 tax 125.28 

1919 " 82.97 

11 on 1919 tax 383.34 

C. E. Miller, Coll. on 1920 tax 1,515.00 

on 1921 tax 6,075.00 

Total $ 19,575.07 

Paid District Court of Eastern Hampshire 8.70 
Deposited in Athol Savings Bank, Andrew J. Towne 

fund 500.00 

Paid County of Hampshire, county tax 729.08 

Commonwealth, state tax 980.00 

special state tax 46.20 

war poll tax 333.00 

auditing municipal accounts 116.65 

George B. Loux, note and interest 1,545.00 

Dept. of Corporation, taxation for certifying note 2.00 

1921 Selectmen's orders 6,178.09 

Overseers of Poor " 237.82 

School " 7,507.26 

Cash on hand 1,391.27. 



$ 19,575.07 



ASSETS 
Due on 1919 tax $ 464.97 

" 1920 tax 1,805.00 



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Due on 1921 tax . 4,337.82 

from state on account of state aid paid 280.00 

SCHOOL FUND 

Sabin School Fund $ 405.19 

POOR FARM ACCOUNT 

Liberty bonds $ 1,900.00 

Athol Savings Bank 134.76 

TRUST FUNDS FOR CARE OF CEMETERY LOTS 

Sibley Fund $ 100.00 

Cutler " 100.00 

Pratt " 50.00 

Root " 100.00 

Asa Spooner Fund 50.00 

Powers Fund 50.00 

Shumway " 100.00 

Warner " 100.00 

Mary Walker " 100.00 

Topliff Fund 100.00 

Tourtelotte Fund 2 5 . 00 

Rebecca Spooner Fund 82.65 

Wilkinson Fund 300.00 

Johnson Fund 200.00 

Rindfe " 100.00 

Clara Walker Fund 100.00 

Record Fund 50.00 

Blackmer Fund 50.00 

Fuller " 100.00 

Trask " 50.00 

Sherman & Douglas Fund 100.00 

Gray Fund 100.00 

Moody " 50.00 

Rice " 100.00 

Sears & Cleveland Fund 175.00 



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Wm. S. Douglas Fund 


100.00 


Parker Fund 


50.00 


Hunter Fund 


100.00 


Sly 


100.00 


Sol. Sibley Fund 


100.00 


Estey Fund 


100.00 


Towne Fund 


500.00 

4t 1 1ft' 1 f, c 




p 3,*to6.0D 


Interest withdrawn in 1921 


$ 143.00 


" available Jan. 1, 1922 


450.61 


LIBRARY 


FUNDS 


Stephen R. Bailey Fund 


$ 200.00 


Rebecca Spooner Fund 


500.00 



$ 700.00 

Interest available Jan. 1, 1922 $ 31.50 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES D. WALKER 

Grace B. Walker Auditor 



Report of the Trustees of Free 
Public Library 



Number of days library has been open 


52 


books sent out 


2,049 


magazines given out 


378 


books purchased 


56 


books loaned by Free Library Commission 


33 


magazines subscribed for 


6 


given 


4 


public documents sent 


10 


Whole number of volumes 


3,136 


Public documents 


230 


Circulating department 


2,856 



AMELIA M. ROOT, Secretary 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



RECEIPTS 




Appropriated by town 


$100.00 


From fines 


.99 


A gift from 4th of July fund 


11.48 


Money on hand 


21.88 



% 134.33 



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EXPENDITURES 

Paid for books 

magazines 

salary 

transportation 

postage and money orders 

express and cartage 

4 gals, of oil 
Money on hand 



57.14 

21.50 

36.40 

6.50 

.89 

1.23 

1.17 

8.00 



132.83 



Unexpended balance 



$ 1.52 



Trustees 
B. A. Sawtelle, M. D. 
W. H. Walker 
Mrs. H. H. DickinsoQ 
Ella M. Walker 
L,. M. Chapman 
A. M. Root 



A. M. Root, Treasurer 
M. E. Towne, Librarian 



Supplement Catalogue, Greenwich 
Public Library 



Andrews, Christopher. Parnasus on Wheels A N D 2 

Bassett, Sara Ware. The Harbor Road B 31 
Bok, Edward. The Americanization of 

Edward Bok E B62 

Brown, Edna H. Journey's End B 801 

Burroughs, John. The Universe Y B 94.2 

Canfield, Dorothy. The Brimming Cup C 15,6 

Chase, Jessie Anderson. Chan's Wife A N 2 

Coolidge, Calvin. Have Faith in Massachusetts H C 17 

Cullen, Ridge well. The Way of the Strong C 89 

Curtis, Mrs. Irving. The Challenge to Adventure C 94 

Cur wood, James. Oliver C 95.3 

Dell, Ethel M. Top of the World . D 30 

Dix, Beulah Marion. The Beans' Comedy D C 4.6 

Dowst, Henry Payson. The Man From Ashalula D 76 

Fenger. The Golden Parrot F 86 

Finley, John. A Pilgrim in Palestine F.F.49 

Hawks, Clarence. Tenants of the Trees H 29 

Hoffman. Marier . H 66 
Hill, Grace Livingston. Aunt Crete's Emancipation L, 97.11 

Irwin, Wallace. The Seed of the Sun I R 9 

Kyne, Peter B. The Pride of Palomer K 98 

Kyne, Peter B. The Valley of the Giants K 98.2 

Lincoln, J. C. Galucia the Magnificent L, 63.19 



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Lutz, Grace Livingston. The Tryst L97.10 
Lutz, Aunt Crete's Emancipation L 97.11 

Oemler, Mary Conway. Slippy McGee OE4 

Oppenheim, E. Phillips. Jacob's Ladder O P 3.4 

Pack, Winthrop. Old Plymouth Trails F P 12 

Porter, Gene. Her Father's Daughter P 834.7 

Song of the Cardinal P 834.8 

Rideout. The Foot Path Way R 44 

Rineheart, Mary Roberts. Tish R 45.6 

Sangster, Margaret E. The Island of Faith S A 73 

Sawyer, Ruth. The Silver Sixpence S A 9 

Smith, Cap Carton. Gus Harvey S M 12 

Slosson, Edward E. Creative Chemistry LSL5 

Stringer, Arthur. Prairie Wife S T R 8 

The Prairie Mother S T R 8 . 2 

Tompkins, Juliett Wilber. Joanna Builds a Nest T 36 

Tompson, Charles Goff. Terry T 30.7 

Vachel, Horace Ainslac. Bunch Grass V 13 

Williams, A. N. & C. M. Vision House W 667 

The Motor Girl W 66.8 

Willsie, Honore. The Enchanted Canyon W 69.3 

JUVENILE 

Burgess, Thornton. Bowser the Hound j B 91.4 

Hale, Susan. Inklings and Tinklings j H 1 3 i 

Grossett and Dunlap. Hand Book for Boys j L H 19 

Laval, William J. Up the Mazaron'i for Diamonds j L 83 

Lock, William J. Far Away Stories j L 32 

Mar, Alice. Indian Boys and Girls j M 34 

Porter, Eleanor H. Mary Marie j P 83.9 

Sister Sue j P 83.10 

Twain, Mark. The Prince and the Pauper j T 91 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer j T 91.2 

Tom Sawyer Abroad j T 91,3 



Annual Report 



OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

GREENWICH, MASS. 

For School Year July 1920- June 1921 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

Term expires 

William R. Carrick, Ch. Greenwich Village 1922 

Tel. Cooleyville 

Fred F. Foley Greenwich 1923 

Tel. 33-2, Knaeld 

Dr. George A. Fuller Greenwich Village 1924 

Superintendent 

Arthur W. Smith, No. Dana Tel. Cooleyville, 23-23 

Attendance Officers 
Fred F. Foley Edwin H. Randall 



Report of School Committee 



For year ending Dec. 31, 1921 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Received from Mass. School Fund $1,260.52 

Reimbursement on Supt's salary 232.79 

" High School tuition 678.00 

transportation 249.48 



Town of Hardwick, tuition 


57.00 


Town of Dana, 


57.00 


State wards, 


780.07 

* 1 ?n or 




$> 0,OlH-.00 


Town appropriation at annual meeting 


$6,500.00 


Special Reserve Fund at meeting 




of Apr. 20 


1,200.00 




/ , /UU.UU 


Expended 


7,507.26 


Unexpended 


$ 192.74 


Total amt. appropriated 


$ 7,700.00 



TEACHERS' SALARIES 

Helen A. Holmes $ 435.00 

Ivah C. Cody 440.46 

Doris Bruce 440.46 

Marguerite Moran 357.79 

Harlow O. Howard 420.86 



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Vera Thurston 


315.80 




Mrs. Ruth B. Dwelley 


98.75 




Mrs. Clara W. Whitaker 


64.00 


$ 2,573.12 






Salaries of school committee 


$ 75.00 




Other expenses of school committee 


6.72 




Labor on Superintendent's office 


8.89 




Rent of 


6.25 


$99.86 






Supt. Arthur W. Smith, salary 


$ 370.59 




expenses 


80.14 


$ 450.73 






ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 




A. C. Corey 


$ 760.00 




H. D. Adams 


555.50 




Atkinson Twible 


220.00 




Mrs. R. P. Bartlett 


4.90 


$ 1,540.40 






High School tuition 


$ 786.05 




transportation 


614.08 


$ 1,400.13 


, 




Text books 


$ 316.69 




Supplies for teaching 


• 257.69 




Sundries 


17.42 




School Physician 


5.00 









$ 596.80 


Janitor service 


$ 125.00 




Miscellaneous operation 


26,77 




Maintenance 


34.47 




Repairs on school buildings 


516.65 




New equipment 


28.00 




Fuel 


115.33 


$ 846.22 






Total expended 


$ 7,507,26 



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Unexpended $ 192.74 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. CARRICK 
FRED F. FOLEY 
GEO. A. FULLER 

School Committee 

Grace B. Walker, Auditor 



School Calendar 



Jan. 3, 1922— Feb. 24 8 weeks 

Vacation 1 week 

March 6 — April 21 7 weeks 

Vacation 1 week 
May 1 — June 16 7 weeks 

Summer vacation 

Tuesday, Sept. 5. Union Teachers' meeting 

Sept. 6, 1922— Dec. 22 16 weeks 

Vacation 2 weeks 

Jan. 8, 1923— March 2 8 weeks 

Vacation 1 week 

March 12 — April 27 7 weeks 

Vacation 1 week 
May 7 — June 22 7 weeks 

Summer vacation 

Sept. 3, 1923— Dec. 21 16 weeks 



HOLIDAYS 

New Year's, Washington's Birthday, Patriots' Da}^ Me- 
morial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiv- 
ing, Christmas. 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday 
coming on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the 
next Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon 
just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 



Report of Superintendent 



To the School Committee of Greenwich: 

I herewith submit my fourth annual report. 

Something should be done this year to remove the health 
endangering outhouse conditions at the Village. While these 
conditions are not so noisome to the public as those at the 
Plains, yet the possible ill effects upon the health of the pupils 
is greater. 

There is a health risk at the Plains, but the greater evil 
there is that of accustoming the boys and girls to publicity at 
times when privacy and modesty should prevail. 

The interiors of the buildings should be finished in soft, 
light colors, easy for the eyes, and the windows should be cur- 
tained with light, adjustable shades. On winter days, as well 
as on cloudy days at other seasons, the rooms at the Village 
and the Plains are dark. That means that young eyes are 
obliged to perform strenuous service that gradually weakens 
them. As bad conditions obtain where there are no curtains 
and the sun streams in upon the desks and into the eyes. 

In seeking a way of handling the large number of pupils 
at the Village, modification of the present building was given 
up in favor of re-opening the North school. Compared with 
conditions that prevailed last year, the change is to the advan- 
tage of the children. 

For not too large classes, fewer grades to the teacher, bet- 
ter grading, longer teaching periods, fewer changes of teachers, 



37 



one building for all pupils of the town would be best. From 
the educational standpoint, the next best plan would be to have 
a primary school at each end of the town, and one grammar 
school elsewhere. 

While the teaching of a group of eight grades may be 
passed as satisfactory under given conditions, it may not be 
satisfactory when measured by the needs and abilities of the 
children. Not all are receiving their due. Generally the 
grammar grades have more teacher-time given to them than of 
right belongs to them, and it is done at the expense of the pri- 
mary grades. Have you ever asked what grades are most ma- 
ture, best able to work independently, and what grades most 
need the personal help of the teacher? It requires a first class 
teacher to handle primary grades successfully. 

To hear each grade separately would necessitate not less 
than forty-five teacher-periods a day. That being impossible, 
the teacher combines grades, sometimes judiciously, and has 
every-other day periods in some subjects, to reduce the number 
of class periods. 

In our schools we form larger classes with longer teacher 
time periods by systematic combinations of grades and yearly 
alternation of text studies . Every other year the work of the 
lower grade of the combination may be a little more difficult 
than perhaps it would otherwise have, but that year is then 
followed by an easy year. Moreover, not as much is expected 
of a lower grade pupil as of a higher grade pupil to receive an 
equal scholarship mark. 

Most of the texts are covered twice in two years; once as 
reading, once as a basis of study. The scheme calls for discrim- 
inating judgment from the teacher in its application. The Out- 
line of Study must be followed closely without overcrowding 
the lower grade and without permitting the higher grades to 
enter the slacker class. 

New texts in geography and history have been placed in 
the grammar grades, and the sets in civics filled out. The 
niain text-book needs for next year will be in eighth grade 



38 



physiology, in sixth grade history, and in reading of all grades. 
We are very short in good reading material. 

The superintendent believes there will be no decrease in 
salaries of teachers. When school committees cease hiring 
teachers of no experience because no others are available, then 
we may think of the teacher shortage as being over, and the 
law of supply and demand operating to reduce salaries. 

The State minimum on which it makes reimbursement is 
now seven hundred fifty dollars, while for a normal school 
graduate of two years' experience who is paid not less than 
nine hundred fifty dollars a reimbursement of two hundred 
dollars is allowed. 

This helps us but little since we cannot hire normal grad- 
uates without experience for the larger sum above. The nor- 
mal graduates are wanted in the larger towns and in the cities 
that offer stronger attraction in their salaries and social life. 

Our schools as a whole are in better condition now than at 
any time within the three years just passed. As you know, all 
the teachers are new to Greenwich. They are faithful to their 
school duties and endeavor to cooperate with the superinten- 
dent in management and instruction. They are gradually and 
surely overcoming the perplexities that arise from inexperi- 
ence. 

This year in the person of Mrs. Clara W. Whitaker of 
New Salem, North Prescott, we have a supervisor of drawing 
whose work to date gives promise of achievement in the future. 
I invite your attention to her report. 

Respectfully yours, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Supt. of Schools 









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55 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



Mr. A. W. Smith, 

Superintendent of Schools, 
Dear Sir: 

In compliance with your request I submit my report as 
music supervisor. 

It has been my aim to stimulate an appreciation of the best 
music, to develop tone quality, and to teach the fundamental 
principles of note reading. 

The quality of tone which the child is to produce in sing- 
ing and the vocal habits formed are of the utmost importance. 

The value of note reading cannot be overestimated. The 
one great aim for the average child is to be able to sing with 
enough feeling and comprehension to enable him to derive en- 
joyment from this branch. The enjoyment does not come from 
the mere naming of notes, but from the ability to hear and 
reproduce the tones represented by the notes. 

The work is presented in very definite form, and it large- 
ly depends upon the regular teacher to see this work properly 
carried out according to the original intention. 

Throughout the schools there is a splendid spirit for real 
work, so that, in spite of various handicaps, such as too many 
grades working together, I feel tkat we shall complete a well 
defined course of study. 

Respectfully submitted , 

RUTH B. DWELLEY 

Supervisor of Music 



Report of Supervisor of Drawing 



North Prescott, Mass. 
Dec. 30, 1921. 
Supt. Arthur W. Smith, 
North Dana, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

In complying with your request for a report on the draw- 
ing in the Greenwich schools I would first call your attention 
to the fact that I have been supervising there only four months 
and the report must, of necessity, be incomplete. 

Eight visits have been made by me at each of the Green- 
wich schools, and sixteen drawing lessons have been given to 
each class. Each school is divided into three classes, namely, 
Primary Intermediate and Grammar. 

The Primary classes have learned the colors of the spec- 
trum. They have done much free-hand cutting, a limited a- 
mount of free-hand drawing and some simple construction work. 

The Intermediate classes have learned elementary color 
values. They have done much landscape and nature drawing. 
One lesson has been given in free-hand brush and ink work; 
more will follow during the winter term. They have learned 
to use the ruler and compass correctly. Very creditable con- 
struction work has been accomplished to the measurements of 
^, 1 and i inches. 

The Grammar classes have used water-colors mostly. 
They have done a great deal of landscape and nature work il- 



45 



lustrating the several color harmonies. The rest of the time 
has been spent on cover designs, lettering and advanced con- 
struction work. 

The rural teachers display the drawings on the wall where 
parents and visitors may see them. One has only to glance at 
these to notice the marked improvement in neatness and accu- 
racy. 

Much credit is due the regular teachers who have compli- 
ed faithfully with all requests; and to the superintendent who 
has been so prompt in furnishing supplies. 

For this hearty cooperation I extend sincere thanks. 

Very truly yours, 

CLARA W. WHITAKER, 

Supervisor of Drawing