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Gc 974.202 CSS 189? 
Charlestown (N-H- : Town) 
Annual reports of the 
selectmen a n d o t h e r t o w n 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SELECTMEN . 



AND OTHER 



Town Officers 



-OF- 



Charlestown, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE, 

FOR 



The Year Ending Feb. 15, 1899. 



LEBANON, N. H. 

Press of H. E. Waite & Co., 

1 899. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SELECTMEN 



AND OTHER 



Town Officers 



•OF- 



Charlestown, N. H. 



FOR 



The Year Ending Feb. 15, 1899. 



LEBANON, N. H. 
Press of H. E. Waite & Co., 
1 899 



Town Warrant. 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



To the inhabitants of the town of Charlestown quali- 
fied to vote in town affairs: You are hereby notified to 
meet at the Town Hall in said town on Tuesday, the 14th 
day of March next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, to act 
upon the following subjects: 

Art. I. To choose all necessary officers for the en- 
suing year. 

Art. 2. To raise such sums of money as may be 
deemed necessary for the support of schools, for the 
maintenance of the poor, for laying out and repairing 
highways, building and repairing bridges, and for the 
necessary charges arising within the town. 

Art. 3. To see if the town will vote the use of the 
town hall to the different societies in said town for 
expenses. 

Art. 4. To see if the town will make a five per cent 
discount on all taxes paid on or before July 15th, 1899. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to let the Select- 
men deliver the inventory blanks at the time of taking 
the inventory. 



4 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

Art. 6. To see what sum of money the town will 
vote to raise and appropriate for the Silsby Free Public 
Library. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will vote to adopt any 
change relating to repairs of highways that may become 
a law before Mar. 14, 1899. 

Art. 8. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before said meeting. 

Given under our hands and seal this 25th day of 
February, 1899. 



Henry Parker, 
Henry K. Jenney, 
R. W. Robertson, 



Selectmen 

of 

Charlestown. 



A true copy, attest. 



Henry Parker, ) Selectmen 

Henry K. Jenney, > of 

R. W. Robertson, ) Charlestown. 



Altai Cowty Public Library 

900 Webster Street 

PO Sox 2270 

Fort Vteff*, IN 46301-2270 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



Selectmen's Report. 



The town at the annual meeting, Mar. 8th, 1898, voted 
to raise the following sums: 

County tax, 

State tax, 

Schools, 

School books and supplies, 

Roads and bridges, 

Town paupers, 

Town officers, 

Board of Education, 

Incidentals, 

Cemeteries, 

Scraping sidewalks, 

Insuring Town Hall, 

Tax discount, 

Memorial Day, 

School District Treasurer, 

Painting fence in cemetery, 

Library expenses, 

#12,503 35 
The Selectmen applied $1,045.14 of 

the Railroad tax to payment of 

the State tax, $ 1,045 I 4 

The Selectmen raised by taxation, 11,458 21 

$12,503 35 



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TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



ESTIMATES FOR THE ENSUING YEAR. 



County tax, what the law requires. 
State tax, what the law requires, less the 

Railroad tax. 

Roads and bridges, $ 500 00 

Town paupers, 300 00 

Town officers, 750 00 

Board of Education, 150 00 

Incidentals, 400 00 

Cemeteries, 250 00 

Scraping sidewalks, 60 00 

Insuring Town Hall, 100 00 

Tax discount, 500 00 

Memorial Day, 35 00 

School District Treasurer, 15 00 

The School Board recommend for schools, 3400 CO 

for books and 

supplies, 300 00 
The Library Trustees recommend for expenses 

and books, 370 00 
The Selectmen recommend for building fence 

on east side of cemetery, 50 00 
The Selectmen recommend for repairing 

fence in Hope Hill cemetery, 50 00 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



Town Expenses. 



INCIDENTALS. 

E. Chamberlain, scraping sidewalks, 

Conn. River Nat'l Bank, interest on note, 

Henry Allen, water rent, 1897, 

Conn. River Nat'l Bank, interest on note, 

Elisha M. Kempton, copy of inventory, 

Geo. I. Putnam, printing Reports, 

R. H. Ramsay, glass for ticket office, 

James P. Melzer, dog licenses. 

Wm. Hamlin, water rent, 1897, 

Geo. S. Bond, Treas. of Library, 

L. W. Allen, wood for lobby, 

L. W. Allen, care of Town Hall, 

L. P. Merifield, setting glass, Town Hall, 

Thomas D. Howard, Memorial Day, 

Mary A. Jenney, copying tax book, 

E. C. Eastman, blank books, 
Cummings the Printer, stationary, 

Henry Parker, trip to Newport, Pauper acct. 
H. B. Osgood, shingling gun house, 
G. S. Bond, Treas. of Library, 
Geo. Ainsworth, rebate on tax, 
Henry Parker, bounty on hawks, 1896 

F. W. Stiles, printing tax bills, 



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8 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

Geo. H. Stoughton, rubber stamp, $ I 25 

L. W. Allen, care of Town Hall, 10 65 

L. W. Allen, Police duty, 3 75 

Hiram R. Neal, County tax, 3353 10 
S. T. Searle, repairs on Trapshire school house, 250 00 

Geo. S. Bond, Treas. of Library, 100 00 

Ned Pierce, repairing Town Hall roof, 37 25 

Geo. I. Putnam, printing notices, 4 00 

L. W. Allen, janitor work in Town Hall, 13 35 

Geo. H. Stoughton, insuring Town Hall, 100 00 

Henry E. Adams, janitor Town Hall, 1 80 

W. F. Miner, meals for Election Day, etc., 9 25 

A. D. Howe, sawing wood for office, 75 

John Lynch, cleaning ditch, 8 00 

J. C. Fairbrother, janitor work, 3 45 

School Board, insuring school houses, 164 00 

Geo. S. Smith, rebate on Poll tax, 1 55 

H. K. Jenney, interest on Porter fund, 93 33 

G. L. Richardson, wood for office, 4 00 

J. C. Fairbrother, janitor Town Hall, 1 30 

Frank W. Hamlin, supplies, Town Hall, 8 86 

E. Chamberlain, scraping walks, 17 85 

E. Chamberlain, team to Claremont, 2 25 

Mrs. Tripp, storing fire engine, 10 00 

A. L. Hall, abstract of conveyances, 4 00 
Geo. S. Bond, treasurer of library, 100 00 

B. G. Bemis, repairing ballot box, 3 75 
Fay, Thompson & Fay, checking lists, 3 00 
Solon A. Carter, State tax, 1840 25 
G. L. Richardson, coal and wood, Town Hall, 7 00 
Geo. I. Putnam, printing bills, 1 00 
Henry Parker, trip to Newport, County acct. 4 00 
H. B. Osgood, janitor work and watching fire, 11 55 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

Wra; Kirkpatrick, error on tax account, 

E. Chamberlain, scraping walks, 

O. C. Young, returning births and deaths, 

H. W. Parker, retainer, 

Ira Colby, retainer and advice, 

Cyrus Blake, care of town clock, 

Edward Miler, sheep killed by dogs, 

Solon J. Davis, " 

N. G. Brooks, returning births and deaths, 

Henry Allen, use of water, 

R. W. Robertson, " " 

Henry Parker, express, postage, car fare, etc., 

H. K. Jenney, car fare and horse keeping, 

R. W. Robertson, " " 

H. W. Bond, postage, telephone, vital statistics, 

H. C. Ellenwood, repairs on hearse, 

L. B. Eaton, wood for lobby, 

S. A. Spooner, putting up voting booths, 

Ellen L. Fletcher, stationery, 



Total, $6,722 33 



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COUNTY PAUPERS. 



Mrs. Eli Bashaw, care of Mrs Brunell, $ 7 50 

Frank Burbank, " " Martha Rowell, 6 00 

Board of Health, supplies for Lavalley family. 2 36 

Mary J. Corbin, house rent Mrs. Westergren, 5 00 
A. L. Marden, attendance Frank Burbank family, 6 50 

" " " " Mrs. Albert Sylvester, 5 25 

" " '« " Lavalley family, 8 50 



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io TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

N. G. Brooks, attendance, Mrs. Westergren, 

D. G. Stoughton, milk for " 

Edward Miler, house rent, " " 

Frank W. Hamlin, goods, " " 

J. A. Hunt, 

J. A. Hunt, " Mrs. Brunell, 

Charlestown Provision Co., goods, Mrs. Westergren, 14 26 

C. T. Hull, milk, Mrs. Westergren, 
Frank Burbank, care of Martha Rowell, 

Mrs. Eli Bashaw, care of Mrs. Brunell, 

H. K. Jenney, care of tramps, 

L. W. Allen, " " 

H. C. Ellenwood, casket etc. Mrs. Brunell, 

Frank Burbank, care Martha Rowell, 

6 00 
it ti a (i u — pp. 

L. W. Allen, wood, Mrs. Westergren, 2 00 

Frank Burbank, care Martha Rowell, 6 00 

Charlestown Provision Co., goods, Mrs. Westergren, 20 85 

Frank Burbank, care Martha Rowell, 6 00 

»< « « » " § qO 

Perkins Institution, board and clothing, W. Dodge, 53 67 

Frank W. Hamlin, goods, Mrs. Westergren, 28 50 

L. W. Allen, care of tramps, 1 40 

D. G. Stoughton, goods, Mrs. Westergren, 11 10 

J. A. Hunt, " " " 2 55 

Geo. W Hamlin, goods, Martha Rowell, 3 65 

H. K. Jenney, care of tramps, 1 00 

Charlestown Provision Co., goods, Mrs. Westergren, 633 

Edward Miler, house rent, " " 18 00 

J. C. Fairbrother, care tramps, 8 40 

Frank Burbank, care Martha Rowell, 6 00 

u 4, 11 6 00 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. ir 

Charlestown Provision Co., goods, Mrs. Westergren, $7 32 

J. C. Fairbrother, care of tramps, 

Frank W. Hamlin, goods, Mrs. Westergren, 

D. G. Stoughton, 

James H. Dunlap, wood, " " 

Frank Burbank, care of Martha Rowell, 

Charlestown Provision Co., goods, Mrs. Westergren, 

" Henry M. Hall, 
J. C. Fairbrother, care of tramps, 
H. B. Osgood, " " 
Frank Burbank, care of Martha Rowell, 
Board of Health, Whitton family, 1897 bill « 
O. C. Young, attendance, Henry M. Hall family, 
H. K. Jenney, care of tramps, 
Thomas Baily, assisting transient, 4 

$462 42 



AID TO SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES. 

COUNTY. 

Emma Perham, nursing Short boy, 

N. C. Dodge, goods for Short boy, 

Mrs. L. P. Merifield, washing for Short family, 

O. C. Young, attendance on Short boy, 

Frank W. Hamlin, goods, John Short, 

Charlestown Provision Co., goods, John Short, 

W. F. Hazelton, attendance on Short boy, 

Charlestown Provision Co., goods, John Short, 

Frank W. Hamlin,. 

Charlestown Provision Co., " " 



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TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



TOWN PAUPERS. 

Lucius Rumrill, board of Lewis Rumrill, 



O. C. Young, attendance, Lewis Rumrill, 
Lucius Rumrill, board of Lewis Rumrill, 
H. C. Ellenwood, coffin and burial, Flora Strickland, 
O. C. Young, attendance, Henry Jones, 
H. K. Jenney, taking Henry Hubbard to county 
farm, 



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CEMETERIES. 

H. K. Jenney, care Metcalf lot, 
Frank Finnigan, painting cemetery fence, 
Frank W. Hamlin, paint for cemetery fence, 
R. F. Gowing, burial acct. 
James E. Perry, work in old cemetery, 
Wm. J. Tuttle, work in cemetery, 
care Dean lot, 

" Gilchrist " 

" Osgood " 

44 Mark 



IJ 5 43 



$20 00 

54 70 

53 82 

6 00 

3 25 

83 75 



$3 00 
3 00 
3 00 
2 00 



11 00 



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TOWN REPORT, 1899. » *3 

H. K. Jenney, work in Hope Hill cemetery, $ 40 67 

G. W. Bemis, gate for cemetery, 1 35 

H. C. Ellenwood, burial acct. 66 00 

Wm. J. Tuttle, work in cemetery, 4 40 



#344 94 



SHEEP KILLED BY DOGS. 

Edward Miler, five sheep, $12 50 

Sol. J. Davis, two sheep, 5 00 



$17 50 



SCHOOLS. 

The Selectmen have drawn orders for schools, S3, 300 00 

for books and supplies, 200 00 

Literary fund, 159 00 

Dog license, 152 00 



;,8u 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Harvey E. Royce, supervisor for one year, $ 12 00 

E. T. Holden, " " " " 12 00 

A. E. Buswell, " " two years, 18 00 

E. T. Blake, school board, 50 00 

S. T. Searle, — **- """ 50 00 

Louise G. Symonds, " " 50 00 



H * TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

L. W. Allen, constable part of year, 

J. C. Fairbrother, " " " 

H. B. Osgood, " " «' 

N. G. Brooks, board of health, 

S. T. Searle, " " 

W. A. Hunt, " " 

H. W. Bond, town clerk, 

W. E. Butterfield, town treasurer, 

school district treasurer, 
Henry Parker, selectman and overseer of poor, 
H. K. Jenney, selectman, 
R. W. Robertson, 
E. M. Megrath, tax collector, 



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$872 83 



ROADS AND BRIDGES. 



L. B. Eaton, labor on highways, ^ I >739 86 

A. E. Buswell, " " 722 74 

Harvey E. Royce, " " 347 46 

G. W. Bemis, snow roller, 55 00 



$2,865 06 



PAID ON SCHOOL HOUSE DEBT. 

Mary W. Smith, note and interest, $ 330 75 

Charles H. Hoit, " " 1,044 72 

M. E. Birch, " " 583 20 

S. T. Searle, repairs on Trapshire school house, 250 00 

$2,208 6-j 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



15 



PRESENT SCHOOL HOUSE DEBT. 

M. E. Birch, note, $540 00 



TOWN DEBT. 

Trust funds for care of burial lots: 
Horace Metcalf, 
Clara C. Gilchrist, 
Geo. W. Mark, 
Aaron Dean, 
Julia Osgood, 
Ashel Porter, widow's fund, 



$ 500 


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$3,201 00 



ASSETS OF THE TOWN. 

Due from County on Pauper account, 

" aid to soldiers, 
Town histories, 29, 
Balance in treasury, 



Balance against the town, 



$ 95 72 

20 00 

87 00 

2,163 79 

#2,366 5 1 

834 49 

$3,201 00 



The large increase in the Savings Bank tax, is due 
to the assignee of the bank withholding the tax, wait- 
ing a decision of the court. 



16 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

ASHEL PORTER WIDOW'S FUND. 

Interest on Porter fund at 4%, 

" balance in treasury, Dec. 1897, 

Seventeen widows, $5 49 each, 
Balance in treasury, 

Property Owned by the Town not Considered Assets 
for Paying Town Debts. 

Town Hall and furniture, safe, lobby, one road ma- 
chine, gravel pits, four snow scrapers, two snow rollers. 



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$93 


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TOWN REPORT. 1899. *7 



Census. 



Population of Charlestown, 1890, 1,567. 

Value of real estate, $642,800 00 

Number of polls, 359, 35>9°o 00 

Value of personal property, I2 4»375 00 

Toll bridges and mills, 28,600 00 

Horses, 413, 2 3>490 00 

Oxen, 24, 1483 00 

Cows, 597, l 5>7 2 4 00 

Neat stock, 182, 3742 00 

Sheep, 1,084, 2 '9 8 7 00 

Fowls, 250, I0 ° 00 

Carriages, 30, 2,200 

1,401 00 



18 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



Treasurer's Report. 



Town of Charlestown in Account with 

W. E. Butterfield, Treasurer. 



CR. 

Balance in treasury, 

Town histories sold, four, 

Cash borrowed, Conn. River Nat'l Bank, 

E. Cooley, rent of store, 

Town Hall receipts, 

Dog license, 

Billiard license, 

Geo. Gary, cash for board, 

County order, Dependent Soldiers' and 

Paupers' claim, 
Railroad tax, 
Savings Bank tax, 
Springfield Electric R. R. Co. 
Literary fund, 

State Treasurer, bounty on hawks, 1896, 
Old fire apparatus, 
Burial lot, 

L. W. Allen, taxes of 1897, 
E. M. Megrath, taxes of 1898, 



$ 89 


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15,548 07 



$21,563 38 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 19 



DR. 




County tax, 


t 3,353 10 


State tax, 


1,840 25 


Roads and bridges, 


2,885 06 


School, school books, and supplies, 


3,811 00 


Town officers, 


872 83 


Incidentals, 


838 98 


County paupers, 


704 01 


Town paupers, 


115 43 


Cemetaries, 


344 94 


Town debt, 


2,005 3 2 


Library, 


400 00 


School house debt, 


1,978 67 


School house repair in Trapshire, 


250-06 


Balance in treasury, 


$2,163 79 




21,563 38 



Tax Collector's Report. 



Tax bills, 1898 








$16,112 


01 


Taxes added, 








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14 


Interest collected, 








34 


52 




$16,164 67 


Paid town treasurer, 




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Discount allowed, 








604 


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Taxes abated, 








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M. 


MEGRATH, 


Tax Collector. 





20 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



Report of Board of Health. 



To the Selectmen of the Town of Charlestown for 

THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 20, 1 899. 

During the past year there has been but one case of 
Typhoid fever reported. There have been a few com- 
plaints of nuisances which were removed by the owners 
when requested. 

We feel that we have been highly blessed in escaping 
all contagious diseases. 

N. G. Brooks, ) Board 
S. T. Searl, > of 

Wesley A. Hunt, \ Health. 



TOWN' REPORT, 1899. 21 



The Silsby Free Public Library. 

* REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEB. I, 1 899. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Elmer T. Blake, Chairman, Term expires in 1899. 

Wesley A. Hunt, Vice chairman, 

Thomas D. Howard, Secretary, " " 19 01 

George S. Bond, Treasurer, 

Frank W. Hamlin, k ' " " 1900. 

illiam E. Clark, 

Abbie M. Robertson, Librarian. 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES. 

There have been during the year nine meetings of 
the Board, the order of business being to hear the reports 
of the various committees and to take action on the sub- 
jects presented. The annual report of the several com- 
mittees in which details regarding receipts and expendi- 
tures, selection, and purchase of books, and condition of 
building and grounds are presented, are included herewith. 
The Librarian furnishes interesting statistics regarding 
the use of the Library, with the comparison of the rela- 
tive number of books drawn in the various departments 
of literature. The total number of volumes, it will be 
seen, has increased from 4498 to 4659. We record with 
thanks in behalf of the Library the names of the follow- 
ing donors, with the number of books given by each: 



22 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

Mrs. H. E. Corbin, I, Miss Amy Browne, 5, Rev. T. D. 
Howard, 12, Joseph S. Hunt, 2, Dr. L. K. Thayer, 2, Park- 
man Club, 2, Carey Estate, 10, R. C. Winthrop, 1, Cyrus 
Blake, 2, Mrs. Palmer, 1, W. E. Clark, 1, Stephen Salis- 
bury, 1, Hon. H. M. Baker, 1. Total, 41. The volumes 
included in the above lists have been catalogued. Several 
donations have recently been received which will be sub- 
sequently acknowledged. 

Elmer T. Blake, ^| 
Wesley A. Hunt, 

Frank W. Hamlin, ! ^ 

Wm. E. Clark, |- Trustees. 

Thos. D. Howard, 
George S. Bond, I 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

RECEIPTS. 

W. A. Hunt, balance on hand, 

Town appropriation, 

Fines, 

G. S. Bond, for stone, 



$417 01 

PAID OUT. 

Henry C. Gibson, janitor and labor, $ 13 00 

Express on books, 45 

T. D. Howard, binding books, 18 95 

L. W. Allen, labor on grounds, 1 25 

F. W. Hamlin, supplies, 9 10 

J. S. Lockwood, books, 100 00 

L. W. Allen, janitor, 12 50 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 23 



W. A. Hunt, periodicals, 

G. S. Bond, coal, 

A. M. Robertson, librarian, 

A. M. Robertson, cataloguing, 

T. D. Howard, printing, 

L. W. Allen, janitor, 

T. D. Howard, books, 

A. M. Robertson, librarian, 

F. W. Hamlin, supplies, 
J. S. Lockwood, books, 

G. S. Bond, door spring and check, 
W. M. Buswell, janitor, 

A. M. Robertson, librarian, 
T. D. Howard, express, 
J. R. Spalter, binding books, 
J. S. Lockwood, books, 
W. M. Buswell, janitor, 
F. W. Hamlin, fertilizers, 
Revenue stamps, 
Balance on hand, 



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GEORGE S. BOND. 
Treasurer for the Trustees 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BOOKS. 

To the Trustees of Silsby Free Public Library: 

Your committee respectfully submit the following 
statement: 

In the selection of books for purchase, more than the 
usual amount of the money appropriated by the town for 



24 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

that purpose was devoted to obtaining books for young 
girls, of which there was found to be a scarcity. For a 
guide in this department application was made to Miss 
Mary L. Titcomb, Librarian of the Rutland Free Library 
and Secretary of the Board of Library Commissioners of 
Vermont. A list was received, which was quite implicit- 
ly followed. Its source was a guaranty of the high quali- 
ty of the books recommended; and we are glad to be as- 
sured that they have given much satisfaction. 

In addition to new books purchased, fifty-two vol- 
umes have been rebound. The books which require new 
binding are generally favorites, and much disappointment 
is avoided by their being made available to readers. 



Thos. D. Howard, ) n ... 

,,, A o \ Committ 

Wesley A. Hunt. 



ee on Books. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BUILDING 
AND GROUNDS. 

To The Trustees of Silsby Free Public Library: 

Your committee respectfully report that there has 
been no cause for repairs to be made on the Library 
building during the past year. By vote of the Trustees 
a door spring and check has been placed on one of the 
outside doors. There has been added to the necessary 
tools for the care of the grounds one hoe and one rake. 
The grounds have been fertilized, and there is on hand a 
a sufficient quantity of fertilizer for the ensuing year. 

Geo. S. Bond, ) Committee on Building 
W. E. Clark. X and Grounds. 




TOWN REPORT, 1899. 25 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



To the Trustees of Silsby Free Public Library: 

The number of books loaned during the Library 
year, ending Feb. 1, 1899, has been 8972, an average of 
172 a week. The largest number loaned in any one day 
was 181. A record kept of the class of books loaned on 
a single Library day was as follows, 74 fiction, 29 juvenile, 
5 travels, 3 biography, and 4 other books, total 115. 

Sixty-seven new borrower's cards have been issued 
making the whole number of borrowers 798. Of the 161 
volumes added during the year; 108 have been by pur- 
chase, 41 donated, and 12 from State and Government. 
The Library now contains 4659 volumes. Fifteen dollars 
in fines have been collected. Since June, 1898, the read- 
ing room has been supplied with the following periodicals: 
Review of Reviews, Harper's, McClure's, Munsey, and 
St. Nicholas. Someone has kindly added the Woman's 
Home Companion with subscription paid to Nov. 1899. 

A. M. Robertson, Librarian. 



26 TOWN REPORT, 1899. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 



♦ 



$104 


00 


54 


13 


40 


65 


123 


10 


9 


80 


10 


00 


15 


16 


37 95 


6 


50 


14 


13 



To the Trustees of Silsby Free Public Library: 

The Committee on Finance beg leave to report as 
follows: 

The past year the expenditures for 
Librarian's salary to Feb. I, 1899, 
Janitor's salary to Feb. I, 1899, 
Binding and repairing books, 
New Books, 

Periodicals for reading room, 
Printing catalogues, 
Cataloguing books, 
Heating and lighting, 
Fertilizer for lawn, 
Incidentals, 

$415 42 

We have conferred with the Committee on Books and 
on Building and Grounds, and after considering their re- 
commendations and in accordance with our own views 
as to the needs of the Library for the coming year, we 
recommend that the following sum be raised: 
For Librarian's salary, 

janitor's services, 

binding, repairing, and printing catalogues, 

new books, 

periodicals for reading room, 

fuel and oil, 

incidental expenses, 



Frank W. Hamlin, 
Elmer T. Blake, 





104 00 




50 00 


*ues, 


50 00 




100 00 




10 00 




40 00 




21 00 




#375 o° 


Committee 


on Fi 


nance. 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



School Report. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL BOARD. 

1898. 

April 4. J. W. Davidson, janitor, 

May 2. L. W. Allen, 

2. H. N. Dodge, wood, 
9. R. E. Lane, enumeration cards, 
9. W. R. Willard, janitor, 
19. Mrs. Frank Benware, cleaning, 
31. Lewis W. Allen, janitor, 
31. J. C. Hall Co., order books, 
31. Flora M. Tuck, pitch pipe, 
31. N. C. Dodge, supplies, 
31. Geo. A. White, brooms, 
31. Carrie H. Gay, care school room, 
Geo. H. Stoughton, insurance, 

June 25. W. A. Hunt, repairing clock, 
25. L. W. Allen, janitor, 
25. E. L. Woods, " 

Mrs. W. A. Hunt, cleaning Farwell 
school, 

Sept. 12. Carl J. Carey, sawing wood, 

Oct. 11. Geo. H. Stoughton, insurance, 
11. J. W. Davidson, repairs, 

Nov. 1. W. A. Hunt, furnace Farwell school, 
9. Walter M. Buswell, janitor, 
29. W. R. Sheldon, coal, 
29. Fred G. Hill, wood, 



;n 


75 


18 


00 


10 


50 


1 


20 


6 


20 


2 


00 


21 


75 


4 


25 


1 


25 


1 


00 


3 


22 


5 


25 


3 


00 


1 


85 


14 


75 


3 


50 


3 


00 


2 


75 


7 


00 


7 95 


27 


00 


18 


00 


259 


55 


S 


00 



28 



TOWN REPORT, iSgg. 



Nov. 


29. 




29. 


Dec. 


2. 




12. 


Jan. 






16. 




25- 


Aug. 


6. 




6. 


Aug. 


6. 




6. 


1899. 




Jan. 


4- 




4- 




4- 




18. 




V- 




27- 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Feb. 



10. 
10. 
10. 



•5- 



13- 
13- 



Albert Haynes, janitor, 
Geo. H. Stoughton, insurance, 
W. M. Buswell, janitor, 
Geo. G. Bowen, wood, 
Geo. A. White, brooms, 
Frank W. Hamlin, supplies, 

E. T. Blake, express, etc., 
Mrs. Lane, transportation, 
Albert Haynes, janitor, 
Edgar A. Noyes, labor, 
Geo. W. Hamlin, supplies, 

W. M. Densmore, transportation, 

F. C. Cramer, tuning piano, 

Dexter Bradford, Justice of Peace, 

W. M. Densmore, transportation, 

A. L. Lane, 

Geo. H. Stoughton, insurance, 

E. T. Blake, express and postage, 

J. W. Davidson, labor, 

C. S. Hutchins, " 
S. T. Searle, wood, 

G. A. Bruce, labor, 
H. B. Osgood, " 
Edwin Wood, janitor, 
W. M. Buswell, janitor, 
N. C. Dodge, supplies, 
G. L. Richardson, coal, 

H. J. Lane, transportation, 
C. H. Willard, wood, 
R. W. Robertson, wood, 
Amt. paid to teachers, 



Outstanding bills amounting to about, 



* 3 


25 


60 


00 


18 


00 


18 


25 


4 


00 


8 


58 


1 


35 


54 


00 


4 


25 


2 


50 




7i 


32 


75 


2 


00 


18 


35 


4i 


98 


67 


00 


12 


00 


3 


20 


19 


82 


2 


50 


7 


50 


5 


00 


3 




25 


6 


85 


18 


00 


1 


75 


50 


63 


20 


00 


34 


00 


5 


25 


2,448 


50 


#3,416 


14 


#375 


00 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 29 
SUMMARY. 

Amount paid for teachers, $2,448 50 

" incidentals, 751 9 1 

" transportation, 215 73 



$3,416 14 



Elmer T. Blake, 

Stephen T. Searle, )■ School Board. 

Louis Y. Symonds, 



BOOK AND SUPPLY ACCOUNT. 

receipts. 

Balance from last year, $ 2 92 

Sales of books, 95 

Appropriation, 200 00 



$203 87 



EXPENDITURES. 

May 15. To American Book Co., for spellers, 

" " " physiologies, 

J. L. Hammett Co., 
W. R. Sheldon, express, 

June 16. Ginn & Co., 

Sept. 12. Williams & Co., 

Oct. 11. Josiah Gove, 

D. C. Heath & Co., 

Geo. S. Perry, 

W. R. Sheldon, freight, 

Maynard, Merrill & Co., 

J. L. Hammett Co., paper, etc., 



$26 


40 


2 


40 


4 


54 


2 


50 


29 


20 


2 


95 


2 


30 


2 


18 


1 


60 


1 


06 


3 


93 


18 


80 



3° 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



Oct. 


28. 




28. 


Nov 


. 28. 




29. 




29. 




29. 


Dec. 


12. 




12. 


Jan. 


27- 




27. 




27- 




27- 




27. 




27. 



E. T. Blake, 

The Public School Printing Co., 
Nelson H. Earle, ink, 
Ginn & Co., books, 
Hope Publishing Co., song books, 
Houghton, Mifflin Co., 
Josiah Gove, 

Silver, Burdett & Co., readers, 
Ginn & Co., books, 
Houghton, Mifflin Co., 
Lee & Shepard, 
Josiah Gove, 
Sibley & Ducker, 
Silver, Burdett & Co., readers, 
Balance on hand, 



$ 4 


01 


1 


00 


4 


20 


1 


41 


6 


48 




70 


2 


35 


18 


00 


26 


45 


5 


10 


2 


00 


1 


90 


1 


75 


20 


00 


10 


66 



$203 87 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 31 

REPORT OF SCHOOL TREASURER. 

w. e. butterfield, treasurer. 

Cr. 
Feb. 21, 1898. 
Balance in treasury, 
School money from town, 
Dog license, 
Literary fund, 
Books and supplies, 
For insurance for two years, 
E. T. Blake, rebate, Miss Tracy, 
book sold, 

$4,015 10 

Dr. 

Orders in payment of teachers, $2376 50 

" " coal, wood, insurance, 

janitors, school books, supplies, trans- 
portation of scholars, etc., 1169 56 



* 35 


90 


3300 


00 


152 


00 


159 


00 


200 


00 


164 


00 


•5 


50 




70 



$3,546 06 

Balance in treasury, 469 04 



$4,015 10 

There are some outstanding orders to be paid and 
teachers for four weeks' salaries, which will use up most 
of the above balance. 



32 



TOWN REPORT, 1899. 



Statistical Table. 









X 

M 
1) 


-a 
-i-> 
c 








OJ 


c 


Name of School 


Summer, 
Fall, 


Name of Teacher 





60 51 




Winter 




0" 


03 U 


High 


Summer 


Mabel A. Folsom 




$60 




Fall 


Flora M. Tuck 




60 




Winter 


>. << 




60 


Grammar 


Summer 


Ola A. Hubbard 




44 




Fall 


Carolyn B. Howard 




40 




Winter 


<< «< 




40 


Intermediate 


Summer 


<< <i 




36 


Primary 


Summer 


Louise K. Morse 




36 




Fall 


Jennie M. Daggett 




36 




Winter 


n k 




36 


Farwell Grammar 


Summer 


Flora M. Tuck 




40 




Fall 


Anne Burgess 




40 




Winter 


Lillian M. Small 




40 


Farwell Primary 


Summer 


Mary A. Jenney 




24 




Fall 


<< 11 




24 




Winter 


11 k 




24 


Division No. 1 


Summer 


Robert J. Merrill 




24 




Fall 


Sarah E. Clark 




24 




Winter 


«< ii 




24 


Division No. 4 


Summer 

Fall 

Winter 


Carrie H. Gay 
11 11 

11 .1 


10 


24 

24 
24 


Division No. 8 


Summer 

Fall 

Winter 


Ella J. Hastings 
11 ii 

No school 


10 


22 
22 


Division No. 9 


Summer 

Fall 

Winter 


Ellen Tracy 

Mabel Osgood 
11 .. 




26.50 


Division No. 13 


Summer 
Fall 


Hattie H. Albee 
ii >i 




36 
36 




Winter 


i< 11 


9 


36 



We the undersigned, Auditors of the Town of Charlestown, have 
examined the fore-going accounts of the Town Treasurer, Selectmen, 
Overseer of the Poor, and the Treasurers of School District, the 
School Board and the Silsby Free Public Library, and Board of 
Health, and find the same correct with proper vouchers. 



F. W. Putnam, ) Auditor „ 
Carl J. Cary, \ Audltors - 



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