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Full text of "Report of the receipts and expenditures of the town of Topsfield for the year ending .."

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ALLEN COUNTY P^ iMlt lu'l^lV itiV illl 



3 1833 01799 8771 



GENEALOGY 
974.402 
T62 
1893 



1 



Auditor's Report 



OF THE 



RECEPITS i EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF TOPSFIELD. 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1893. 




[eRRILL, PRIl>ft:ER, 

1893. 



Stri 



-U 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1892. 



Town Clerk. 
WILLIAM PERKINS. 



Tozvn Treasurer. 
W. PITMAN GOULD. 



Constables. 
H. W. LAKE. C. A. S. KNEELAND. 



Selectmen . 
S. D. HOOD. V/. DONALDSON. J. H. POTTER. 



Assessors. 
J. B. POOR. JOHN H. TOWNE. S. D. HOOD. 






Overs^^^^^ the Poor. 
J. H. TOWNE. ^^^ J. H. POTTER. 



WM. T*"WALSH. 



^^Sr/iool Committee ^^^ 
E. PERKINS- A\I:RILL, I8^,^ J. B. 'noR. 1893. 

A. B. RICHARDSON^K., is.}. R j. I. IXMl, 1894. 
*** W. DON \lWc)\* Chairman. 1895. 



i 

3 

Trustees of Public Library. 

ESTHER W. HUTCHINGS, 1893, B. P. EDWARDS, 1893. 
JUSTIN ALLEN, 1894. J. B. POOR, 1894. 

G. FRANCIS DOW, 1895. A. A. CONANT. 1895. 



Fence Viewers. 
CALVIN W. FULLER. N. S. CLARK. 

H. A. PEABODY. 



Surveyors of Lumber. 
J. H. POTTER. H. H. ROBERTS. GEO. W. BURNHAM. 



Superintendent of Streets. 
B. P. PIKE. 



Field Drivers. 

T. D. REED. FREDERICK STILES. 

A. W. SMITH, ERWIN T. PHILLIPS. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
W. PITMAN GOULD. 



c 



Pound Kee-per. 
RWIN T. PHILLIPS. 



^ V 



Collector of Taxes 
.^ H. W. LAK%. 




4 




Auditor. 




F. L. WINSLOW. 




Fire Wards. 




(By Appointment.) 




C. A. S. KNEELAND. 


H. W LAKE 


W. B. KIMBALL. 




Forest Fire Wards. 
J. A. BLAISDELL. 


D. A. CONANT, 



Commissioners of Public Cemeteries. 

CHAS. CARMODY, 1893. J. PORTER GOULD, 1894. 

CHAS. WINSLOW, 1895. 



Superintendent of Burials. 
E. H. FERGUSON. 






Kr% 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



Births recorded, 21; males, 13; females, 8. 

Marriage certificates issued, 7. 

Marriages recorded, 7. 

Number of dogs licensed, "j"]: males, 68; females, 9. 



DEATHS INTOPSFIELD, 1892. 



Jan. 2. Randolf N. Ritchie, 
'• 2. David Blothen, 

Levi Kalloch, 
Huldah K. Randlet, 
Miram VVells, 

Elizabeth (Peabody) widow of Wm. Donaldson, 
Mary E. (Caswell) wife of John M. Wilson, 
Harriet (Cook) widow of Francis D. Peabody, 
Jotham S. Welch, 

Anna Eliza (Bartlett) wife of Benjamin Pool, Esq., 
Clarence Webster Perkins, 
H. Walter Wildes, 
Mary Jane Welch, 

Catherine T. (Sides) wife of Wesley E. Davis, 
Thos. Kimball Leach. 

Adeline (Gould) widow of Timothy M. Phillips, 
Justin W. Perkins, 
Ebenezer H. Lake, 

Henry B. Osgood, in Salem; residence, Topsfield, 
Thomas March, 
Jennie M. Perkins, 
Carrie F. Kent, 

Elizabeth J. (Graves) Waltz, widow, 
Frederick A. Elliott. 
Elmer L. F^Lguson, 

Lucy M.(Pe^ody)widowof J. P. Gould, Middleton, 
Tobias D. Reed, 
Harriet CTowne) widow of Ira Porter, ■*- 



" 


7- 


" 


19. 


Mar. 


16. 


Apr. 


4- 


" 


i\. 


" 


21. 


" 


26. 




30. 


May 


4- 




7- 


" 


7- 


" 


25- 


June 


2. 


July 


5- 


" 


23- 


" 


27. 


Aug. 


I. 


" 


3- 


Sept. 


'5- 


" 


19. 


Oct. 


1 1. 


" 


i\. 


" 


25. 


Nov. 


8. 


" 


27. 


Dec. 


28. 



YRS. 


MOS. 


DYS. 


r 




5 


72 




15 


49 


II 


18 


^1 




7 


85 


II 


26 


75 


6 


20 


23 


10 


21 


53 


— 


— 


56 


ID 


9 


72 


7 


24 


2 


7 


3 


29 


3 


16 


10 


7 


5 


48 


2 


27 


n 


2 


22 


7S 


4 


7 


28 


I 


19 


70 


3 


1 1 


74 


2 


21 


82 


10 


2 1 


19 


II 


18 


20 


2 


28 


79 


— 


9 


58 


6 


6 


2 


6 


— 


86 


5 


9 


67 


8 


II 


82 


6 


25 



BROUGHT INTO TOWN. 











DIED. YKS. 


MOS. 


Jan. 


3- 


Benj. Bixby, 




Sharon, 79 


3 


" 


23. 


Alpheus W. W. Lake, 




Boston, 80 


9 


" 


29. 


Etta VV., wife of Everett 


C. Taylor, 


Boston, 28 


— 


Feb. 


•5- 


Christine, widow of John 


Hooper, 


Lyn», 36 


II 


Mar. 


9- 


Howard W. Perkins, 




Newburyport 4 


1 1 


'♦ 


29. 


Thos. Ferguson, 




Marblehead, 82 


10 


Aug. 


8. 


Norman H. Chamberlain, 




Lynn, 2 


6 


Dec. 


19. 


Nehemiah Perkins. 




Auburn, Me. 71 


— 



'3 



29 



REGISTRAR'S REPORT. 



Registered voters, Nov. 8, 1892. 



246 



WILLIAM PERKINS, Clerk. 



ASSESSOR'S REPORT. 



Nuir 


ber 


of polls. 






279 


Tax 


on each. 






$2.00 


Value of 


personal estate, 




$539 


.135-00 


(( 




buildings. 




$276,765.00 


(( 




land. 




$211 


,275.00 


Tota 


1 va 


luation, 




$1,026,890.00 


Tola 


1 tax, polls and overlay, 




$11 


,854-93 


Rate 


per 


$i,ooo. 






$11.00 


Number 


of horses. 






226 




i 


cows, 






630 






oxen, etc.. 






106 




1 


swine. 






112 






sheep. 






10 






fowls. 






6,160 






dwelling houses. 






230 






acres of land. 






7,282 






tax payers. 






432 






" on property, 






344 






'* non Residents, 






87 






*' poll only, 

JOS. 
J. H. 
S. D. 


B. POOR 
TOWNE. 
HOOD. 


• 


88 



Assessors of Topsjield. 



REPORT. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 



SCHOOLS. 



NORTH SCHOOL- 

Grace R. Perkins, leaching winter term, 

spring " 
Gertrude Lamson, " 
Grace R. Perkins, '* 



tall 

winter " '92 



Fred. Averell, janitor, 

Forest T. Benton, " 

A. F Averell, wood and sawing, 

Israel A. Perkins, '* " 

Eugene L. Wildes, '• 

Daniel A. Conant, cutting wood, 

John H. Potter, repairs, 

W. Donaldson, cleaning. 



SOUTH SCHOOL 

Cora A. Messer, teaching winter term, 
Ahbie W. Towne, *' spring " 

" tall 
Elizabeth Hoar, " winter *' '92 

John J. Jackman, janilor. 
Henrv Hamilton. 

Amounts earned forward. 



$82 50 
90 00 
30 00 
56 00 
64 00 
5 00 

5 00 

14 75 

6 00 
8 50 
5 00 

53 61 
4 71 



$105 CX) 
90 CX) 

96 00 
30 00 



5 00 



$425 07 



$331 00 $425 o; 



9 

Amounts brought forward^ $33 1 oo $425 07 

Benj. A. Orne, painting, 19 68 

Henry H. Roberts, repairs, 43 68 

Benj. J. Balch, " 6 01 

Jos. B. Poor, supplies, 12 92 

W. L. Batchelder, wood, 28 00 



CENTRE SCHOOL 

Frank H. Dame, teaching spring term, $I37 5f> 

Wm. L. Jackman, " fall " 150 00 

" " " winter " '92 87 50 

Lizzie A. Poore, " " " 108 OO 

'' " " spring " 108 00 

" " " fall " 108 00 

" " " winter " '92 21 60 

Mary E. Gould, " " " 68 00 

Genie C. Fuller, " " '• 25 50 

" " " spring " 102 00 

" •' " fall " 102 00 

" " " winter " "92 59 50 

Chas. W. Floyd, janitor, 6'^ 00 

Frank H. Clark, " 4 17 

Mrs. N. E. Tibbetts, cleaning, 3 00 

A. B. Richardson, repairing heater, 43 24 

E. C. Blanchard, mason work, i 75 

Chas. Herrick, coal, 94 62 

E. E. Ferguson, teaming coal, 6 00 

I. M. Woodbury, wood, 8 25 

Chas. Carmody, cutting wood, 3 00 

Jos. B. Poor, supplies. 17 51 



$441 29 



^1.322 14 
Atnount carried forward^ $2,188 50 



lO 



Amount hroug;ht forwards 

A. T. Merrill, printing reports, 

" " " book labels, 

S, D, Hood, school committee, 

E. Perkins Averiil, '* 

Benj. J. Balch, •• 

W. Donaldson, ♦• 

A. B. Richardson, " 

Jos. B. Poor, 

" *' supply 

S. D. Hood, journey to Boston, 
Benj. J. Balch, taking census, 



$2,i88 50 



$13 


25 


2 


50 


60 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


8 


00 


TO 


00 


2 


50 


10 


00 



$138 25 



$2,326 75 



SCHOOL BOOKS 



American Book Co.. 
Edw. E. Babb & Co., 
Thompson, Brown & Co. 
Boston School Supplv C( 
J. L. Hammett, 
Geo. F. King & Merrill, 



books and supplies, $16 04 

5 67 

12 50 

»., " " 49 20 

supplies, 53 25 

" • 22 so 



$159 16 



II 





HIGHWAYS. 




N. B. Giles, Jr., 


labor. 


$11 37 


M. F. Manning, 


(( 


19 32 


Arthur F. Perkins, 


n 


6 82 


Chas. J. Averell, 


(( 


6 82 


Albion F. Averell, 


(( 


23 72 


J. A. Blaisdell, 


(( 


57 60 


T. Jessie Fuller, 


«' 


II 25 


A. Welch, 


ii 


23 63 


Chas. VV. Andrews, 


4( 


II 00 


L. S. Wilkins, 


•' 


77 74 


Fred. Smerage, 


tt 


192 01 


E. P. Andrews, 


(( 


21 91 


Levi L. Beal, 


(( 


65 19 


M. Collins, 


<i 


71 63 


Otis E. Ray, 


(( 


12 26 


D. A. Conant, 


(( 


19 62 


A. W. Conant, 


(( 


12 42 


E. H. Young, 


(( 


8 75 


F. Watson, 


(( 


8 75 


James Manning, 


(( 


23 75 


Benj. C. Dodd, 


(( 


i^ 73 


Tim. Donovan, 


(( 


24 33 


I. B. Young, 


«i 


14 25 


L. A. Rust, 


(* 


46 13 


F. W. Rust, 


(( 


16 72 


A. P. Peabody, 


(( 


28 72 


Chas. J. Peabody, 


(( 


15 43 


J. H. Dodge, 


(( 


5 52 



A?nouni carried forward. 



$848 39 



12 

AfiJouti/ brouffht forzvard, $848 39 

Henry Stone, Jr.. labor, 

W. H. Homan, 
W. A. Duinell, 

D. W. Hubbard, 
R. Coffin ♦« 
Thos. F. Cass, 

Jos. Moffat, ♦♦ 

Benj. Fuller. '« 

Amos Fuller, ♦' 

Chas. H. Lake, 

Samuel Conlev, " 

W. H. Walsh.' 

A. F. Jackman. '* 

Archie A. Towne, " 

Wm. Willetl, 

Elisha Towne, *' 

Will. Fuller. 
Geo. Curtis, ** 

E. T. Phillips, 

F. H. Towne, ♦' 
A. W. Smith, " 
Francis Curtis, " 
A. M. Hill, 

Ttjos. J. Kneeland. ** 

H. R. White, 

C. A. Foster. ♦♦ 
Jos. E. Andrews, ♦♦ 
Archer Andrews, ** 
E. L. Wildes, 

D. Tobin, 

E. Bailey, 

J. A. Lamson, •♦ 

J. Cowen, ** 

C. Driscoli, ♦« 

Aviounl car rird forward. $1,130 42 



7 09 


857 


8 31 


12 60 


2 80 


29 22 


10 77 


7 88 


II 98 


6 13 


6 13 


II 88 


7 13 


8 82 


2 80 


3 24 


4 90 


29 93 


5 «5 


II 77 


70 


I 92 


15 07 


12 60 


II 02 


10 32 


2 20 


2 28 


II 35 


4 90 


87 


8 7.^ 


I 75 


87 



13 



Amount brought forward. 



$1,130 42 



Thos. W. Peirce, labor, 


$19 75 


B. P. Pike, " and paid, 


167 28 


J. L. Fiske, 


14 41 


I. P. Long, blacksmithing. 


12 35 


Ames Plow Co., tools, 


15 83 


J. C. Symonds, Agt., Road machine, 


258 00 



!i,6i8 04 



COMMON. 



Levi L. Beal, 
M. Collins, 
L. S. Wilkin; 



labor. 



6 
10 


30 
30 
80 




$23 








40 






$1 


,641 


44 














REPAIRS ON GUARDS AND BRIDGES. 



J. A. Blaisdell, 

D. W. Hubbard, 

L. L. Beal, 

M. Collins, 

S. A. Bixby, Com'., 

D. Bradstreet, 

J. H. Potter, 1 

J. H. & G. P. Frame, 



labor, 



umber and labor. 



$8 82 




6 12 




4 72 




8 77 • 




7 47 




12 90 




85 79 




227 14 




$361 73 







14 








GRAVEL. 






J. A. Blaisdell, 




$: 


17 55 


Thos. F. Cass. 






I 00 


A. W. Stevens, 






80 


Calvin Putnam, 






7 80 


Moses Bradstreet, 






5 90 


Eben W. Towne, 






4 20 


Chas. J. Peabody, 






2 00 



TOWN LIBRARY. 



Library Trustees, vote of the Town, $75 00 

'* *' D. P. Galloupe's Legacy, 3,022 07 



$39 25 



MEMORLA.L COMMITTEE. 

Memorial Committee, vote of the Town, $75 00 



CEMETERIES. 

Cemetery Commissioners, vote of the Town, $200 00 



$3,097 07 



STATE TAX. 

Geo. A. Marden, State Trc;iMirtr, $787 50 



15 
COUNTY TAX. 

E. Kendall Jenkins, County Treasurer, $1,107 ^7 



FIRE WARDS. 



H. W. Lake, Fire Ward, '90 


$5 


00 






" - '91 


5 


00 






W. B. Kimball, 


5 


00 






C. A. S. Kneeland, " 


5 


00 






" '• roofladders. 


9 05 






I. P. Long, hooks and chains. 


5 


28 






Est. W. B. Kimball, pails and pumps. 


29 40 






Geo. P. Dow, cleaning truck, 


I 


5^ 










$65 


23 


INTEREST. 










Lucinda W. Todd, 


$35 


00 






Caroline H. Towne, 


25 


00 






Chas. Herrick, 


150 


00 






Mary S. Perkins, 


85 


00 






John H. Towne, 


50 


00 






Esther P. Towne, 


275 


00 






Jos. B. Poor, 


33 


25 






Ciarisa A. Glazier, 


35 


28 






Cemetery Com., D. P. Galloupe fund. 


4 


00 






Trustees, Deborah Kimball fund. 


25 


00 






Overseers, Annah Pingree fund. 


250 


00 






Danvers Savings Bank, 


41 


17 








$1 


,008 


70 





i6 






NOTES. 




Lucinda W. Todd, 




$700 00 


Jos. B. Poor, 




1,000 00 


Clarisa A. Glazier, 




1,000 00 


Danvers Savinp^s Bank, 




3,000 00 



$5,700 00 



TOWN HALL AND CLOCK. 



Chas. Carmody. janitor and clock, 
E E. Fercruson, winding clock, 
Thos. G. Pinnock, slating roof, 
E. C. Blanchard, mason work, 
W. S. Bell, painting, 
Jos. B. Poor, paints, oil, etc., 

" " supplies, 

Est. W. B. Kimball, supplies, 
A. B. Richardson, furnace, 
J. H. Potter, lumber and labor, 
Chas. Herrick, coal, 
Woodbury & Co., coal. 
Globe Gas Light Co., lantern and post, 
Edward B. Nye, tuning piano. 
Peabody's Express, teaming sl.ite. 



$101 


50 


5 


00 


36 


10 


43 


89 


301 


50 


88 


28 


23 


68 


4 


63 


232 


50 


32 


60 


54 


25 


36 


81 


5 


00 



3 34 
3 O" 



$972 oH 



17 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

POOR OUTSIDE THE FARM- 

Mrs. Ellard. 



Est. W. B. Kimball, groceries, 


$IO oo 


I. M. Woodbury, wood, 


6 oo 


Woodbury & Co., coal, 


675 


A. Welch, milk, 


18 30 



Mrs. Pingree. 

Woodbury & Co., coal, $5 75 

C. I. Trowbridge, groceries, i 41 



Jacob Peabody, Rowley, 

H. P. Boynton, clothing and supplies, $6 05 

B. W. Bartlett, M. D., medical attendance, 2 50 



Mrs. Geo. A. Peabody, Rowley, 

Geo. J. Currey, milk, $5 13 

B. W. Bartlett, M. D., medical atlendence, 15 25 



$41 05 



$7 16 



$8 55 



$20 38 



Amount carried forward, $77 ^4 



i8 

Amount brought forivurci, $77 14 

City of Haverhill, aid to J. Dickinson and family, $10 07 

Town of Danvers, ,, Edwin Foster, 61 00 

Danvers Lunatic Hospital, board of Lewis L. Bixby, 169 92 

" " " Geo. A. Peabody, 169 92 

Overseers, aid to Geo. Bixby, 52 00 

Daniel G. Berry, board of Mary Parkinson, 42 00 

E. H. Ferguson, casket, etc., Thomas March, 24 50 

'* " " " unknown drowned man, 10 00 

" " " Randolph N. Ritchie, 13 75 

John H. Gould, expense in Pension for Mrs. Peabody, 5 00 

John H. Towne, services and paid, 9 50 

John H. Potter, " " 12 86 

Wm. P. Walsh, »» .» 2 00 



$659 66 



POOR AT THE FARM. 



Jos. B. Pool", ^rain, 

" " phosphate, 
*' groceries. 
Est. W. B. Kimball, grain. 

groceries, 
C. I. Trowbridge, " 

Benj. P. Edwards, medicines, 
John Gilday, meat, 

E. H. Ferguson, casket, Mrs. H. C. Peabody 
A. B. Richardson, labor and fittings, 
A. M. Hill, 2 swine, 

Levi Kneeland, balance trade between cows 
Henry Newhall &Co., farming tools, etc., 

Amouut< carried forward. 



$237 


35 


16 


50 


72 


69 


74 


35 


51 


87 


20 


81 


27 


10 


39 04 


,-, 27 


75 


3 


50 


12 


00 


^ 45 


00 


20 


40 



$648 36 $659 66 



19 

Amounts brought forward , 



$648 z^ $659 66 



Salem 


Evening News, advertisement. 


$1 


50 


Wm. A. Long, carriages, 


I 


50 


Nettie L. Welch, dressmaking. 


I 


25 


J. F. Porter, furniture. 


8 


35 


S. D. Hood, appraising stock. 


2 


50 


E. C. Blanchard, cement, 


I 


65 


Wm. Perkins, boots and shoes. 


2 


80 


John H. Potter, labor and lumber, 


5 


28 


I. P. Long, blacksmithing. 


14 


88 


L M. Woodbury, ice, 


I 


20 


J. Allen, M. D., medical attendance, 


6 


00 


Tlios. L.Jenkins, M. D., " " 


9 


00 


E. C. Conant, board of inmates. 


214 50 


" lodging tramps, 


17 


50 


" " balance due on appraisal, 


92 


84 


J. Chapman, salar}'. 


150 


00 


" ' 


' paid for butter, 


I 


00 


(( ( 




' meat. 


22 


52 


(( ( 




' fish. 


5 


59 


" ' 




' medicines. 


12 


25 


(t ( 




clothing, 


^3 


36 


(( ( 




' groceries, 


T2 


59 


(• t 




' labor, 


161 


75 


tt ( 




' coal. 


17 38 


(( ( 




' chopping wood, 


20 


00 


t ( ( 




' grinding corn, 


2 


99 


(( t 




' sundries. 


20 


86 






$1,469 40 










$2,129 06 



30 



STATE AID. CHAP. 30L 

Rebecca E. Blaisdell, $i6 oo 

Elizabeth W. Burnham, 48 00 

John H. Carr, 36 00 

Addie A. Clarke, 8 00 

Francis Curtis, 36 00 

Elizabeth M. Deland, 48 00 

Benj. C. Dodd, Jr. 36 00 

Elizabeth C. Floyd, 36 00 

Edwin K. Foster, 18 00 

Benj. Fuller, 24 00 

John H. Gunnison, 24 00 

Elizabeth A. Hayden, 8 00 

Maria J. Hobbs, 24 00 

Sarah F. Kalloch, 48 00 

Aaron P. Kneeland, 61 00 

Henry A. Peabodv, 44 00 

Elizabeth W. Perkins, 48 00 

Erwin T. Phillips, 36 00 

Mary J. Roberts, 48 00 

Edwin F. Rust, 48 00 

John Smith, 36 On 

Louisa J. Welch, 24 00 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF. Chap. 447, 1890. 

(Win. H. .Munday.) 
C. 1. Trowbridge, grocerie.s, :^2 19 

I. M. Woodbury, wood, 2 75 



$755 00 



H 94 



21 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



H. W. Lake, Constable, $12 00 

C. A. S. Kneeland, " and dog warrants, 17 cxd 



Chas. W. Floyd 


1, Special Police, 




4 00 


Chas. Carmody, 


(( (( 




4 00 


E. E. Ferguson, 


(i i( 




4 00 


Chas. A. Foster 






4 00 


Horace Ray, 


(« (( 




5 00 


F. L. Winslow, 


Auditor, 




30 00 


S. D. Hood, 


Selectman, 




30 00 


" 


Registrar, 




5 00 


" 


Town Hall Committee, 


5 00 


(( (( 


Assessor, and extra 


work. 


90 00 


Jos. B. Poor, 


a n 


(( 


90 00 


John H. Towne. 


n n 


" 


90 00 


It (( 


Overseer, 




10 00 


Wm. P. Walsh, 


" 




10 00 


John H. Potter, 


" 




10 00 


(( (( 


Selectman, 




30 00 


" " 


Registrar, 




5 00 


(( (( 


Town Hall Comm 


ittee. 


5 00 


Wm. B. Kimball, 




5 00 


W. Pitman Gould, 




5 00 


(( (( 


Treasurer, 




TOO 00 


W. Donaldson, 


Selectman, 




30 00 


n n 


Registrar, 




5 00 


a (i 


Town Hall Committee, 


5 00 


Benj. A. Orne, 


Board of Health, 




18 50 


E. L. Wildes, 


Inspector, 




25 00 


Wm. Perkins, 


Town Clerk, 




25 00 


(( (( 


Registrar, 




15 00 

$693 50 



JS 



PATHINO SNOW. 



A. P. Burnham, 
Albert S. Lane, 
Ormand C. Taylor, 
Fred Smerage, 
S. C. Gould, 
Levi L. Beal, 
Daniel Kendall, 
Jotham S. Welch, 
Geo. P. Dow, 
J. A. Blaisdell, 
Parker Pingree, 
Will. Fuller, 
John Fuller, 
Geo. Fuller, 
Amos Fuller, 
Joseph Fuller, 

D. W. Hubbard, 
T. D. Reed, 
Horace Bradstreet, 
G. S. Mason, 
Geo. Curlib, 
Nath. S. Clark, 
John H. Dodge, 
Eben S. Merrill, 
A. Welch, 

L. A. Rust, 

N. B. Giles, Jr., 

E. E. Ferguson, 
Wm. H. Walsh, 
Horace E. Mason, 
S. W. Averell, 

S. McElman, 
M. Collins, 
James Manning, 



?i 75 


2 75 


2 8o 


33 6o 


2 47 


298 


2 75 


2 70 


3 SO 


386 


2 28 


2 28 


I 40 


263 


263 


263 


438 


70 


88 


5 76 


2 75 


2 75 


2 53 


I 75 


I 75 


9 47 


1 87 


9 96 


2 10 


3 24 


3 32 


2 80 


263 


6 70 



Amount carried foruiard. 



$138 35 



33 



Amount brought forward, 


$138 


35 




A. F. Averell, 


7 75 




B. P. Pike, 


4 


02 




Otis E. Ray, 


I 


75 




E. P. Andrews, 


2 


50 




A. F. Perkins, 


I 


57 




J. Arthur Towne, 


3 


40 




Jos. E. Andrews, 


II 


03 




C. V. Jackman, 


5 


25 




A. L. Hodgdon, 


2 


63 




E. C. Conant, 


2 


80 




A. S. Conant, 


2 


97 




Wm. H Homan, 


3 


57 




Thos. F. Cass, ^ 


3 


03 




Elisha H. Towne, 


I 


66 




Samuel Conley. 


I 


40 




A. A. Towne, 


5 


73 




A. L. Perley, 


I 


05 




Bart. O'Leary, 


16 80 




Geo. F. Averell, 


7 


00 




Erwin T. Phillips, 


I 


20 




John J. Watson, 


3 


15 




A. W. Smith, 


7 


90 




W. L. Batcheldrr, 


12 


50 




J. P. Perkins, 


4 71 




W. B. Taylor, 


3 


85 




E. L. Wildes, 


4 


20 




Israel A. Perkins, 


3 


41 




Ephraim Perkins, 


8 


38 




David G. Perkins, 


4 


83 




W. S. Bell, 


2 


55 




D. Bradstreet, 


II 


37 




David Pingree, 


8 


25 




A. P. Peabody, 




51 




F. W. Rust, 


I 


98 




Chas. J. Peabody, 


3 59 




S. D. Hood, 


I 


75. 








$308 39 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

A. T. Merrill, printing Town Reports, 

" " " " Warrants, 

Chas. W. Floyd, watchman Periev Fire, 

E. S. Clift'ord. ♦' - " " 
Wm. H. Walsh, 
H. W. Phillips, 
S. W. Averell, 
H. W. Lake, fees Wyman case, 

*' " ♦♦ Dresser *' 

" Kimball " 

" " " lor collecting 1891 Taxes, 

Albert H. Tovvne, fees Reed case, 
Wm. A. Long, carriage hire, 
W. Pitman Gould, stationery and postage, 
Geo. A. jMarden, one-fourth license, 
A. P. Burnham, preparing By-laws, 
W. S. Bell, painting Flag Staff, 

F. L. Winslow, Election Inspector, etc., 
Chas. J. Peabodv, •' " 

" '* attending bridge hearing, '9] 

Town ot Boxford, taxes, 
A. Welch, labor at Town Pasture, 
J. Allen, M. D., returning births, 
Thos. L.Jenkins, M. D., returning births, 
Henry P. Moulton, counsel fees and expense, 
S. D. Hood, journeys and expense, 
" '* recounting votes, etc.. 

Wm. Perkins, journeys, printing, etc., 

" *' recording births, etc., 

John H. Towne, journeys and expense, 
John H. Potter, " ♦' 

" viewing McLeod Road, 

" *' recounting votes, 

" " repairs on Heater, 

*' " paid for Drain Pipe, 

AmuHut curried forward. $4^7 88 



$52 


80 


4 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


5 


00 


4 


00 


5 


10 


150 


00 


H 


98 


3 


50 


2 


25 




25 


14 40 


12 


00 


6 


60 


3 


00 


[, 6 


00 


3 99 


2 


00 


3 


25 


I 


25 


36 


30 


10 


00 


2 


25 


14 


68 


24 


15 


2 


75 


3 


50 


2 


00 


I 


25 


5 55 


II 


08 



»5 

Amount brought forward , 

W. Donaldson, viewing Roads, 

" McLeod Hearing, 

*' examining Road Machine, 

" recounting votes, 

" journeys and expense, 



$417 88 

2 GO 
2 CO 

2 GO 

1 25 

3 00 



$428 13 



RECAPITULATION. 



Total cost 


for support of Schools, 
' highway repairs, 
* repairs on bridges, 


$1,641 
361 


44 
73 


$2,485 91 


" " gravel, 

** ♦♦ pathing snow. 


39 
308 


25 
39 








' Town Library, 

' Town Hall and Clock, 






$2,350 81 

3,097 07 

972 08 






' Cemeteries, 






200 00 






' State Aid, etc., 
' Town Officers, 
' Memorial Committee, 

♦ State and County Tax, 

♦ Notes, 

' Interest, 






759 94 

693 50 

75 00 

1,894 67 

5,700 00 

1,008 70 






* Miscellaneous, 
' Fire Wards, 

* support ot the poor. 






428 13 

65 23 
2, -1 29 06 






$21,860 10 



TOWN TREASURER. 



Dr. 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand Feb. 25, 1892, $2,822 74 

H. W. Lake, Collector '91, $5130 

11,768 65 

National Bank Tax, 264 21 

Corporation Tax, 272 19 

Massachusetts School Fund, 100 00 

Dog Tax, 132 13 

State Aid, Chap. 301, 531 00 

Military Aid, Chap. 279. Acts '89, 261 89 

Burial Indigent Soldiers, 17 50 

Town Hall, rent, 118 00 

Benj. P. Edwards, sixth class license, i 00 

Cemeterv Commissioners, 39 00 

Cow Rights, Town Pasture, 24 00 

Pool Room licenses, 50 00 

Memorial Committee, 4 61 

Town ot Danvers, Ritchie child, 13 75 

Town of Boxtbrd, interest on taxes, 16 
Est. D. p. Gailoupe, Library legacy, etc., 3,122 07 

Jos. B. Poor, bridge plank, etc., 6 35 

A. W. Smith. »» - I 00 

J. H. Potter, paint slock, 8 00 

Chas. Carmody, old lumber, 2 00 

Benj. P. Edwards, grading, i 00 

W. A. Long, sods. I 00 

Geo. F. Averell, wagon, 5 00 

E C. Conant, rent of (arm, 50 00 

J. H. Potter, sales from farm, 9 40 

J. Chapman, " " " 763 98 
First Nat'l Bank, Danvers, interest on deposits, 22 05 

Danvers Savings Bank, Notes, 3,000 00 

Jos. B. Poor, " 1,000 00 

Cl.irisa A. Glazier, " i,000 00 

$25.40.^ 98 



47 



TOWN TREASURER. 



Cr. 



PAYMENTS. 



By orders drawn by Selectmen, divided as follows : — 



Schools, 


$2,326 75 


School Books, 


159 


16 


Highways, 


1,641 


44 


Repairs on Bridges, 


361 


73 


Gravel, 


39 


25 


Pathing Snow, 


308 


39 


Town Hall and Clock, 


972 


08 


Town Libraiy, 


3,097 07 


Memorial Committee, 


75 


00 


Cemeteries, 


200 


00 


State Aid, Chap. 301. 


755 


00 


Soldiers Relief, Chap. 447. 1890, 


4 


94 


Town Officers, 


693 


50 


Overseers, support of the poor, 


2,129 


06 


Fire Wards, 


65 


23 


State Tax, 


787 


50 


County Tax, 


. 1,107 


17 


Notes, 


5,700 


00 


Interest, 


1,008 


70 


Miscellaneous, 


428 


13 






$21,860 10 


Balance in Treasury, in cash, Feb. 2 


I, 1893^ 


3.603 88 




$25,463 98 



FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE TOWN. 



A88CT8. 



Town Hall, 


$12 


,000 


00 




Clock. 




300 


00 




Vault, 




400 


00 




Furniture, etc.. 


I 


,000 


00 




Books in Selectmen's Room, 




300 


00 




One Safe, 




50 


00 




Weights and Measures, 




150 


00 




School books and supplies. 




250 


00 








$14,000 00 


Four school houses and land, 


$7 


,000 


00 




School books and supplies, 




500 


00 










$7,500 00 


Town Farm and buildings. 


$4,650 


00 




" " land in Boxford, 




375 


00 




" " " Ipswich, 




75 


00 




Personal property at Town Farm, 


I 


,241 


40 




Due from Superintendent, for sales. 




21 


92 










$6,363 32 


Bare Hill Pasture, 








500 00 


Truck House, 








200 00 


Hooks, Ladders, etc.. 








300 00 


Hearse and House, 








loO 00 


Town Common, 








1. 000 00 


Town Library and funds. 








12.500 00 


Gravel pits. 








40 00 


Snow-plows, 








-25 00 


Cemeteries, 








1,000 00 


Bridge plapk. 








100 00 


Due from Slate, on Military Aid, 








742 00 


Amount carried Jorivard^ 


$44,370 32 



39 

Amount brought forward^ $44,370 32 

Due for Cow Rights, , 
Uncollected Taxes, 1891, 
1892, 
Cash in Treasurer's hands. 



LIABILITIES. 





16 


00 




24 


00 




86 28 


3 


.603 


88 


$48, 


,100 


^8 



Annah Pingree fund, $5,000 00 

Note Trustees Deborah Kimball fund, 500 00 

Notes held by individuals, 11,700 00 



$17,200 00 
Balance in favor of the Town, 30,900 48 

$48,100 48 



30 

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT. 

March ist, 1892. 

Dr. 

Notes against the Town, $17,900 00 

Cr. 

Cash in Town Treasury, 
Due from H. W. Lake, Collector, 
State, Military Aid, 

$3-839 43 
Net Town Debt, $14,060 57 



if (( 



$2 


;,822 


74 




75 30 




941 


39 



March ist, 1893. 

Dr. 

Notes against the Town, 

Cr. 

Cash in Town Treasury, 

Due from H. W. Lake, Collector, 

'* " Supt. Town Farm, 

" for Cow Rights, 

" from State, Military Aid, 

Net Town Debt, 
Decrease of Town debt lor year ending March i, 1S93, $1,354 ^5 





^ 


^'17 


,200 


00 


$3603 


88 








no 


28 








21 
16 


92 
00 








742 


00 


$4- 


494 








08 




^ 


)T2, 


,705 92 



31 

REPORT OF TAX COLLECTOR. 

1891. 

Dr. 

To tax list, uncollected last report, $75 30 



Cr. 






By Cash paid Town Treasurer, 


$51 


30 


" poll taxes to be abated, 


24 


00 






$75 30 


1892. 




Dr. 






To tax list 1892, for collection. 




$11,854 93 



Cr. 

By cash paid Town Treasurer, $11,768 65 

'« taxes to be abated, 27 22 

" poll taxes to be abated after May ist, 43 00 

In state of litigation, 16 06 



$11,854 93 
Respectfully submitted. 



HENRY W. LAKE, 

Tax Collector. 



ToPSFiELD, Mass., Feb. 21, 1893. 



39 

AUDITOR'S REPORT. 

Tlie undersigned hereby certifies that he has examined the 
books and accounts of the Selectmen, Treasurer, etc., and 
herewith submits the foregoing statement of the same, as pre- 
sented by the several departments at the close of the year, 
February 23, 1893. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. L. WINSLOW. 

Auditor. 
TopsFiELD, Mass., Feb. 24, 1893. 



REPORT OF MEMORIAL COMMITTEE. 

Dr. 

Received of Town Treasurer, $75 00 

" FountainLodge, No. lycI.O.O.F., 2 75 



Cr. 



Cash p 



id Z. W. Gould, ^or Band, $45 00 

Ward Post 90, G. A. R., Wreaths, 4 50 

E. & C. Woodman, Flowers, 
A. O. Elwell, Phonograph, 

F. Smerage, Team, 
W. A. Long, " 
Oliver Ditson Co., Singing Books 

• J. A. Blaisdell, Flags, Postal, etc. 
' W. Perkins, Printing, 
' Mrs. B. P. Edwards, Plants, 
Returned to Town Treasurer, 



4 


62 


6 


00 


I 


00 


I 


SO 


I 


89 


3 


88 


2 


25 


2 


50 


4 


61 



$77 75 



$77 75 



Respectfully submitted, 
B. P. PIKE, 

Sec. and Treasurer. 



33 

REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

EXPENSE OF POOR FOR 1892 



Dr. 

Amount drawn from Town Treasury, $2,129 06 

Less proceeds from the Farm, 828 38 



$1,300 68 



Cr. 

Amount paid for support of poor outside the 

Farm, $659 66 

Amount paid for lodg^ing and feeding tramps, 39 00 

" " " poor at the Farm, $1,43040 

Less proceeds from the Farm. 828 38 



Actual cost of supporting the poor at the Farm, $602 02 

$1,300 68 



Whole number of inmates at almshouse, 7 

Average number, 3 

Present number, 2 

Number of Tramps lodged, 15^ 

Unpaid bills due the Farm, $1^ 20 



34 

INVENTORY OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE 

ALMSHOUSE. FEB. 10. 1893. 

One Horse, 

Eight Cows, One Heiler, 

One hundred Fowl, 

Six and one lialf Ions English Hny, 

Five tons Run Hay, 

One anc ont- half tons Sah Hav, 

One and one fourth tons Meadow Hay, 

Twenty-five bushels Corn, 

Six bushels Seed Corn, 

Ten bushels Sweet Corn, 

Meal and Feed. 

Forty bushels Potatoes, 

Two and one half bushels Beans. 

Ten heads Cabbage, 

Two hundred and Iwentv-five pounds Pork, 

Thirty pounds Lard, 

Five pounds Butter, 

Sugar and Coffee, 

Sixty pounds Ham, 

Two bairels Apples, 

Two barrels Flour, 

One barrel Crackers, 

One bushel Onions, 

One bushel Cranberries, 

One bushel Turnips, 

Fifteen gallons Vinegar, 

One hundred gallons Cider, 

One and one-fourth tons Stove Coal, 

Household Furniture, 

Carts, Wagons, and Tools, etc., 

Lumber, 

Eight cords Stove Wood, 

Twenty cords of cord-wood in Boxford Woods 



$65 


00 


290 


00 


50 


00 


130 


00 


50 


00 


18 


00 


8 


00 


12 


00 


5 


00 


4 


00 


9 


00 


40 


00 


7 


50 


I 


00 


27 


00 


4 


50 


1 


50 


2 


00 


6 


00 


4 


00 


10 


00 


2 


90 


I 


00 


2 


00 




50 


3 


50 


20 


00 


8 


00 


175 


00 


180 


00 


6 


00 


48 


00 


50 


00 


$1,241 


40 



35 



DISTRIBUTION OF THE INTEREST OF THE 
ANNAH PINGREE FUND. 



Dr. 

To balance last Report, $50 50 

Interest for 1892, 250 oc- 



Cr. 

Twenty-four families have been aided, 

with money, etc., to the amount of $261 00 
Leaving a balance in our hands, 

Feb. 10 1893, 39 50 



Respectfully submitted, 



$300 50 



$300 50 



WM. P. WALSH. 
J. H. POTTER, 
J. H. TOWNE. 

Overseers of the Poor. 



36 



EEPOET OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE 
TOWN LIBRARY. 



Since the last annual report the funds of the Library have 
been increased by the bequest, ($3,022,07,) of the late Daniel P. 
Galloupe of Lowell, a native of Topsfield. 

The first week in Oct. a reading room was opened in 
which there is a good number of the leading magazines and other 
publications. The books of the Libraiy are also free for use in 
the reading room. The room is open two evenings and one 
atternoon in the week and affords an opportunity for the people 
of the town to inform themselves on the important questions treat- 
ed in the current literature of the day. The success ol this new 
departure has been encouraging. The Trustees would call 
attention to the importance of this feature of the Librarv, that 
there may be an increased patronage of the reading room, tspe- 
ciallv by the young people. It is a privilege that has not been 
before enjoyed in the history of the Town. 



Number of volumes in the Library, 5690. 
" " pamphlets " " 316. 

" " volumes added during the vear, 578. 
" '* pamphlets " " " 212. 



37 

CIRCULATION. 

Times the library was open, iiy 

Volumes delivered for home use, 6572 

Average delivery of books, 56.2 

Volumes lost and not paid for i 

Volumes worn out and replaced, 5 

Number of persons receiving books, 293 

CLASSIFICATION. 

Per Cent. 
Circulation. 

Fiction, 82.1 

General works, 2.9 

Travels, 4.1 

History, 2.8 

Literature, 3. a 

Biography. 4.7 



READING ROOM. 

Times the Reading Room was open, 56 

Attendance, 487 

Average attendance, 8.73 

Largest attendance, 20 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading Room, 47 



RECEIPTS. 

Mch. I, '92 Balance from last report, $67 29 

'' I, '93 Interest on $500 I yr. 6 per cent. 30 00 

Art Dictionary, i 50 

" I, '93 Int. on Moses Wildes Legacy, 250 00 
" I, '93 " S. A. Merriam " 60 00 

" 1, '93 " Daniel P. Galloupe " 

10 mos. 16 days, 159 16 

Cash for Catalogues, 

Fines, 

Town appropriation. 



3 


90 


6 


77 


75 


00 



$653 62 



38 



EXPENDITURES. 



Damrell and Upham, books, $3<'9 72 

Mercantile Library Ass'n., 48 30 

G. E Liltlefield, 21 83 

Library Bureau and others, 14 65 

Binding Books, 10 00 

Reading Room Furniture, 20 85 

Librarian, Miss V. Reed, 56 25 
B. P. Edwards, Literature for Reading Room, 11 94 

A. T. Merrill, Catalogues, 66 40 

Miscellaneous, 19 4^ 



$579 34 
Balance in Treasury. 74 28 



LIBRARY ASSETS. 



Cash on deposit at 6 per cent. Int. $1500 00 

Moses Wildes Legacy, on deposit at five per 

cent, interest, 5000 00 

Daniel P. Galloupe Legacy, on deposit at six 

per cent interest, 3022 07 

Five shares Atchison Slock, 
Reading Room Furniture, 



$653 62 



39 



GIFTS TO THE LIBRARY, U 



Name of Donor. 

Conant, A. A. 

Cogswell, Gen. William 

Dow, Geo. Frs. 

Edwards, B P. 

Essex Institute, 

Galloupe, Mrs. D. P. 

Grand Army of the Republic, 

Haverhill Public Library, 

Hutchincrs, Mrs. E. W. 

Laird & Lee, Chicago, 

League of American Wheelmen, 

Leach, Mrs. T. K. 

Mass. Board of Agriculture, 

Mass. Board of Education, 

Mass. State Library, 



Bound 
Books. 


Pamphlets and 
unbound books 


5 




42 


4 


2 


7 


I 




13 


114 


3 




I 




I 


r 


I 


* 


I 





16 

I 



I 

22 
II 



16 



Mass. Secretary of Commonwealth, 

Merriam. A. M. 

Peirce, A. L. 

Poole, Miss Annie. 

Reed, Edwin. Andover, 

Salem Public Library, 

Todd, Miss M. 

U. S. B'd. of Education. 

U. S. Dept. ot Agriculture, 

U. S. Dept. of Interior, i 

University of Pennsylvania, i 

Winslow, F. L. 14 

Respectfully submitted, 

JUSTIN ALLEN, 
A. A. CONANT, 
J. B. POOR, 
BENJ. P. EDWARDS, 
E. W. HUTCHINGS, 
GEO. FRS DOW. 

TopsFiELD. March i. 1893. Trustees. 



4° 



WARRANT FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. 



Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Topsfe/d, in said 
County, GREETING: 



In the name of the Commonwealth ot Massachusetts, \ ou are 
directed to notify the inhahitants of tlie Town ol Topsfield, 
qualified to vote in elections and in town affairs to meet at the 
Town Hall, in said Topsfield, on Monday the sixth day ol 
March next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act 
on the folluwint; articles : — 

First. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meetini:. 

Skcond. — To choose a Town Clerk lor the eiisuiii<,' Near. 

Third. — To hear all reports that may legally come helore 
the meeting, and act thereon. 

Fourth. — To choose all necessary Town Officers lor the 
ensuing year. 

Fii- III. — T'o act on the suhject of the revision of the jui\ box. 

Sixth — To raise and grant such sums of money as mav be 
necessary to defray the town expenses for the ensuing \ear. and 
make appropriations of the same. 



41 

Seventh. — To see if the Town will authorize their Treas- 
urer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to hire money to pay 
demands against the town. 

Eighth. — Shall Licenses be granted for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors in this Town the ensuing year? The ballots shall 
be "Yes" or "No". 

Ninth. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money to grade and gravel Park Street. 

Tenth. — To see if the Town will revoke Chap. 98, of the 
year 1889, and substitute Sections, seventy-four, seventy-five 
and seventy-six, of Chap. 27 of the Public Statutes, in relation to 
Road Commissioners. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting up 
attested copies thereof, one at the Town Hall, one at the Post 
OfRce, and one at each of the Public Meeting Houses in the said 
Town, ten days at least before the time for holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-fourth day of February, 
in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three. 

S. D. HOOD, 

W. DONALDSON, 

J. H. POTTER, 

Selectmen of To-psfield. 



A true copy. 

Attest : 

HENRY W. LAKE, Constable. 



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