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ANNUAL REPORTS 

of the 

TOWN of WEBSTER 

for the 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 1923 



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ANNUAL REPORTS 

OF THE 

TOWN OFFICERS 

OF THE 

Town of Webster 

COMPRISING THOSE OF THE 

Selectmen, Treasurer, Road Agents, 

Trust Funds of the Town, 
School Board, District Treasurer, 
Superintendent of Schools 

Library Trustees and Vital Statistics 

FOR THE 

Year Ending Januanj 31, 1923 

W. B. Ranney Co., Printers, Penacook, N. H. 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 

TOWN OFFICERS 



MODERATOR 

BEN P. LITTLE 

CLERK 
ADAM E. MOCK 
SELECTMEN 

BEN P. LITTLE HERBERT S. BILLINGS 

HARRY H. KIMBALL 

TAX COLLECTOR 

LUTHER C. PUTNEY 
SUPERVISORS OF CHECKLIST 

ADELBERT H. CROSS JOHN C. FAIRBANKS 

ALBERTON J. NICHOLS 

ROAD AGENTS 

ARTHUR H. ROBY DANIEL L. HOLMES 

LLOYD H. STONE 

LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

SARA T. POPE MYRA A. LITTLE 

SENTER M. GOODHUE 

CONSTABLES 

ARTHUR E. FRENCH LLOYD H. STONE 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 3 

HEALTH OFFICER 

JOSEPH H. NOYES 

CEMETERY TRUSTEES 

EBEN H. HARDY HERBERT B. EATON 

B. C. TILTON 



SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICERS 
MODERATOR 

WINNIFRED M. PUTNEY 

CLERK 

JOHN C. FAIRBANKS 

TREASURER 

SCOTT S. SANBORN 

SCHOOL BOARD 

BERT E. HOLMES EDITH EATON 

ELSIE T. SANBORN 

AUDITORS 

NEWELL WATSON ARTHUR E. FRENCH 



4 WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 

WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

[L.S.] 

To the inhabitants of the Town of Webster in the County 
of Merrimack in said State, qualified to vote in Town 
• Affairs : 

You are hereby notified to meet at Town Hall in said 
town on Tuesday, the thirteenth day of March next, at 
nine of the clock in the forenoon, to act upon the following 
subjects : 

1. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the year 
ensuing. 

2. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary 
to defray town charges for the ensuing year, and make 
appropriation for the same. 

3. To choose a selectman for the ensuing year. 

4. To see what sums of money the town will raise and 
appropriate for highways and bridges. 

5. To see if the town will vote to raise the sum neces- 
sary for state aid for highway construction. 

6. To see if the town will vote to raise the sum neces- 
sary for state aid for maintenance of highways. 

7. To see what sum the town will raise for permanent 
improvements on highways. 

8. To see what sum the town will raise for town 
library. 



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9. To see what sum the town will raise for Old Home 
Day. 

10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of $1,000.00 to induce a doctor to locate in 
town. 

11. To bring in your ballots upon the question as to 
whether the amendment proposed by the Convention to re- 
vise the constitution, shall be approved. 

12. To see if the town will vote to give a discount of 
2% on all 1923 taxes paid on or before August 1st, 1923. 

13. To see if the town will vote any sum for Memorial 
Day. 

14. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Given under our hand and seal, twenty-fourth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

BEN P. LITTLE, 
HERBERT S. BILLINGS, 
HARRY H. KIMBALL, 

Selectmen of Webster. 

A true copy of Warrant — Attest : 

BEN P. LITTLE, 
HERBERT S. BILLINGS, 
HARRY H. KIMBALL, 

Selectmen of Webster. 



6 WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 

BUDGET OF THE TOWN 
From State 

SOURCES OP REVENUE 

Railroad Tax 
Savings Bank Tax 
For State Aid maintenance 
Bounties 

From Local Sources Except Taxes 



License tax, automobiles 257.40 

Interest received on taxes and deposits 206.41 

Rent of land and sale of grass 21.00 

Dog licenses 81.75 

From one note 950.00 

From Poll taxes 700.00 

Rec'd from N. H. Central Power Co. 398.53 

D. L. Holmes, order overdrawn 59.50 
Total revenues from all sources except 

property taxes: $8,961.31 



Amount raised by property taxes 11,904.15 



Actual 
Revenue 
Previous 
Year 1922 

$46.78 
1,286.26 
618.54 
8.20 



Total revenues 



$20,865.46 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



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P.URPOSES OF EXPENDITURES 


Actual 

Expenditures 
Previous 
Year 1922 


General Government 


$160.08 


Town Officers' Salaries 


533.50 


Town Officers' Expenses 


29.01 


Care and supplies for Town Hall 


13.00 


Care of tramps 


1.50 


Bounties 


10.00' 


Health department 


8.00' 


Highway and bridges 


4,119.53: 


State Aid Maintenance, States's contribution 


714.89 


State Aid Maintenance, Town's contribution 


714.89 


Use of water 


13.00 


Damage to sheep by dogs 


70.00 


Libraries 


100.00 


1\ IV 1 T~\ 1 j 1 11 i * 

Memorial Day and other celebrations 


98.44 


Cemeteries 


79.00 


Interest 


384.50 


Interest on temporary loans 


950.00 


Abatements 


70.00 


Payments to Other Gov. Divisions 


State Taxes 


1,993.00 


County Taxes 


1,070.82 


Payments to School Districts 


4,500.00 



Total expenditures 



$15,945.76 



■8 WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 

TOWN OF WEBSTER, RECEIPTS AND PAY- 

Assets 

Cash in hands of treasurer $4,919.70 

Jackman woodlot 500.00 

Downer Hill, woodlot 100.00 

Due from State bounties 10.00 

Taxes not collected: Levy of 1920 360.00 

Levy of 1921 543.14 

Levy of 1922 593.51 

Total assets $7,026.35 

Excess of liabilities over assets 1,443.40 



Grand total $8,469.75 



Net debt, surplus January 31, 1922 1,778.32 
Net debt, surplus January 31, 1923 1,443.40 



State purpose for which debt was created : 

Highways $334.92 
Receipts 

From local taxes : 

Property taxes committed to 

collector, 1922 $12,197.66 
Less discounts and abate- 
ments, 1922 160.11 
Less uncollected, 1922—21-20 1,496.65 

1. Property taxes, current year, 

actually collected $11,904.15 

2. Poll taxes, current year, 

actually collected at $3 9.00 

3. Poll taxes, current year, 

actually collected at $5 661.00 

4. Property and poll taxes, pre- 

vious years, actually collected 531.21 



Total of above collections 

Continued on page 10 



$13,105.36 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



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MENTS, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JAN. 31, 1923 

Liabilities 

X 

Due to School Districts: $969.75 
Outstanding temp, loans, anticipation of taxes 7,500.00 



Total liabilities $8,469.75 
Paytments 

Current Maintenance expenses $160.08 

1. Town officers' salaries 533.50 

2. Town officers' expenses 29.01 

5. Exp. town hall and other 

town buildings 13.00 

6. Police dept., includ'g care of tramps 1.50 
9. Bounties 10.00 

10. Damage by dogs 70.00 

11. Health dept., including hospitals 8.00 

Highways and Bridges : 

14. State Aid maintenance 1,429.78 

16. Town maintenance 4,119.53 

18. Gen. exp. of highway dept., 

including watering troughs 13.00 

Libraries : 

19. Libraries 100.00 
Patriotic Purposes : 

22. Aid to G. A. R. Memorial 

Day exercises 98.44 

Public Service Enterprises : 

27. Cemeteries, including hearse hire 79.00 
Unclassified : 

29. Taxes bought by town, abatements and 

over tax 70.00 
Continued on page 11 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



From State : 

For State Aid maintenance 618.54 

6. Insurance tax 46.78 

7. Railroad tax 1,286.26 
12. Bounties 8.20 

From Local Sources Except Taxes : 

15. Dog licenses 81.75 

18. Rent of town hall, land and grass 21.00 

19. Interest received on taxes 206.41 

25. Permits for registration motor vehicles 257.40 

26. Rec'd from C. N. H. Power Co., 

for tax claims 398.53 

27. D. L. Holmes, overdrawn 59.50 

Receipts other than Current Revenue: 
27. Temporary loans in anticipation 

of taxes during year 950.00 



Total receipts other than Current Revenue $7,553.69 

Total Receipts from all sources $17,039.73 
Cash on hand February 1, 1922 3,825.73 



Grand Total 



$20,865.46 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



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Interest : 

32. Paid on temp, loans in anticipa- 
tion of taxes 9.50 

33. Paid on long term notes 375.00 



Total interest payments $384.50 

Payments to Other Governmental Divisions: 

50. Taxes paid to State 1,993.00 

51. Taxes paid to County 1,070.82 
53. Payments to School Districts 4,500.00 



Total payments for all purposes $15,945.76 
Cash on hand January 31, 1923 4,919.70 



Grand total $20,865.46 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY 

Town Hall, lands and buildings $1,000.00 

Libraries, furniture and equipment 800.00 

Fire department, land and buildings 350.00 

All other property & equipment: two woodlots 600.00 



Total 



$2,750.00 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



INVENTORY OF TOWN 



195 Polls 

Real Estate, (Resident) $324,122.00 

Real Estate (Non Resident) 147,200.00 

132 Horses 12,538.00 

4 Mules 175.00 

4 Oxen 325.00 

274 Cows 10,025.00. 

77 Neat Stock 2,328.00 

138 Sheep 672.00 

Hens 438.00 

1 Portable Mill 1,000.00 

Power Boats 300.00 

Wood and Lumber 29,725.00 

Money at Interest 85.00 

Stock in Trade 1,400.00 



Total Inventory of Town $530,333.00 

Rate % $2.30 on $100 
Amount of taxes for collection $13,147.66 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 

TREASURER'S REPORT 



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For the year ending Jan. 31, 1923. 

Cash in Treasury, Jan. 31, 1922 $3,825.73 

Rec'd from town clerk, dog tax 81.75 

Automobile tax 257.40 

State Treasurer, highway dept., 618.54 

State Treasurer, railroad tax 46.78 

State Treasurer, Savings Bank tax 1,286.26 

State Treasurer, bounty on hedgehogs 8.20 

Mrs. Grace French, rent of new cemetery land 10.00 

Standing grass sold 11.00 

Dan'l L. Holmes, over payment Dist. No. 2. 59.50 

Central New Hampshire Power Co. 398.53 

Clara M. Little, on note of town 950.00 

Luther C. Putney, collector 13,105.36 

Luther C. Putney, interest on taxes 206.41 



Total $20,865.46 
Cash paid on orders of Selectmen 15,945.76 



Cash in treasury, Jan. 31, 1923 $ 4,919.70 

Respectfully submitted 

HERBERT C. (WHITNEY, Treas. 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT 
Receipts 



Rec'd from State highway maintenance $618.54 

Savings Bank tax 1,286.26 

Railroad tax 46.78 

Rent of cemetery land 10.00 

Hedgehog bounties 8.20 

Clara M. Little, note 950.00 

Standing grass sold 11.00 

Town Clerk, dog licenses 81.75 

Town Clerk, automobile tax 257.40 

L. C. Putney, interest on taxes 206.41 
L. C. Putney, taxes collected 13,105.36 
J. B. Manley for Central N. H. Power 

Co., Burbank mill property 398.53 
D. L. Holmes, order number 857 overdrawn 59.50 

Cash on hand, Feb. 1st, 1922 3,825.73 



$20,865.46 

Payments 

Town Officers 

S. M. Goodhue, after settlement $ 12.00 

Myra A. Little, copying inventory and tax book 6.00 

Newell Watson, services as auditor 3.00 

A. H. Cross, services as supervisor 20.00 

A. J. Nichols, services as ballot clerk 6.00 

Harry Kimball, services as selectman 36.00 

E. J. Hardy, services as auditor and ballot clerk 9.00 

Arthur Gerrish 30.00 

Lloyd H. Stone, services as ballot clerk 3.00 

John C. Fairbanks, services as supervisor 20.00 

A, E. French, services as ballot clerk 2.50 

Adam E. Mock, services as town clerk 50.00 

Ben P. Little, services as selectman 113.00 



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Herbert S. Billings 90.00 

Harry Kimball 43.00 

H. C. Whitney, services as town treasurer 50.00 

L. C. Ptuney, part payment 40.00 



$533.50 

Town Officers' Expenses 

Edson C. Eastman Co., checklist $ 4.21 

Alfred Osborn, surveying town line 3.00 

Annie Billings, copying 6.00 

William P. Farmer, assessorrs' dues 2.00 

Edson C. Eastman Co., supplies 4.80 

L. C. Putney, envelopes, stamps etc. 9.00 



$ 29.01 

Re-appraisal of Real Estate 

H. H. Kimball, $y 2 days work $ 16.50 

H. H. Kimball, 2 days work 6.00 

B. J. Jaquith 105.00 

B. P. Little, 6 days 18.00 

H. S. Billings, Sy 2 days 17.50 



$163.00 

General Expenses 

W. B. Ranney Co., printing reports $152.50 
Guy Hubbard, Boscawen tax 7.58 



$160.08 

Road Agents 

District No. 1 
Arthur Roby $811.49 
Arthur Roby, Amesbury bridge 24.30 



$835.79 



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District No. 2 
D L. Holmes $889.00 

District No. 3 



Lloyd H. Stone $1,111.09 

A. E. French, labor after settlement $ 71.00 

Rolling Odd District $ 67.50 

Library Appropriation 

Sara Taylor Pope $100.00 



Memorial Day 

Dodge Stevens Co., for flags $ 2.86 

Mrs. Eva Hall, ice cream 5.00 

$ 7.86 

Old Home Day 

Nevers' Band $80.00 

A. G. Fish, postals and printing 5.20 

Lemons, sugar and drinking cups 5.38 



$90.58 

Use of Water on Highway 



Harry H. Kimball, 1921 $ 2.00 

Harry H. Kimball, 1922 2.00 

E. J. Hardy 3.00 

A. E. Mock 3.00 

Charles Cross 3.00 



$13.00 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 17 

Bounties, 

H. H. Kimball, 11 hedgehogs $2.20 

H. S. Billings, 39 hedgehogs 7.80 

$10.00 

School District 

Scott S. Sanborn, treasurer $4,500.00 

State and County Tax 

John W. Plummer, State tax $1,725.00 

John W. Plummer, $2.00 poll tax 268.00 

Warren Abbott, County tax 1,070.82 

$3,063.82 

Discount 

Taxes paid by September 1st. $90.11 

Damage by Dogs 

Mrs. Lorenzo Tilton $10.00 

L. C. Putney 60.00 

$70.00 

State Aid Maintenance 

Scott S. Sanborn $1,429.76 

Notes and Interest 

Clara M. Little $959.50 

C. F. Goodhue 175.00 

L. C. Putney 100.00 

Trustees Trust Fund, interest 100.00 



$1,334.50 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



Board of Health 



J. H. Noyes, services as officer $ 8.00 
Town Poor 

A. E. French, keeping tramp $ 1.50 

Care of Town Hall 

Ben P. Little, seats $ 3.00 

A. H. Cross 10.00 



$13.00 

Care of Cemeteries 

A. E. French, driving hearse 2.00 

B. C. Tilton, digging graves 4.00 
H. B. Eaton, digging graves 15.00 
Frank B. Courser, digging graves 26.00 
Buxton & Sherburne, trustees' bond 20.00 
Mrs. Grace French, use of team on hearse 12.00 



$79.00 

Permanent Improvements — Highways 

Lloyd H. Stone $127.85 

Lloyd H. Stone .,, 30.00 

Lloyd H. Stone 259.90 

Noah Stebbins 54.00 

William Phelps 64.00 

William Pickering 35.00 

Lloyd H. Stone 25.00 

Lloyd H. Stone 131.75 

Lloyd H. Stone 68.75 

A. H. Roby 207.00 



$1,003.25 



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Roads and Bridges 



Campbell & Martin, dynamite and caps $ 13.35 

Harry H. Kimball, damage to lawn 20.00 
New England Road Machine Co., 2 road drags 

and repairs (33.00 

S. H. Billings, cartage and freight on drags 4.45 

Richard Kimball, shoveling snow 12.00 

A. H. Cross, work on ditch 8.25 

N. E. Road Mach. Co., blade for machine 10.50 

Campbell & Martin, dynamite .90 

Frank Lang, labor on road 5.00 

Town of Boscawen, y 2 Burpee bridge 2.13 

S. H. Billings, supplies 1.80 

Wm. Sanborn, Couchtown road 5.00 

S. H. Billings, supplies 15.04 

Clough & Kemp, for tile 6.30 

D. L. Holmes, plank and machine repairs 33.68 



$201.40 

Liabilities 

Due L. C. Putney, notes $2,000.00 
Due C. F. Goodhue, notes 3,500.00 
Due Trust Fund Trustees, notes 2,000.00 
Due School Board 969.75 



$8,469.75 

Assets 

Due from L. C. Putney, list 1920 $ 360.00 

Due from L. C. Putney, list 1921 543.14 

Due from L. C. Putney, list 1922 593.51 

State Treasurer, bounties 10.00 

Jackman wood lot 500.00 

Downer Hill wood lot 100.00 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



Cash on hand 4,91970 



$7,026.35 

Balance against town $1,443.40 
Abatements and over tax 70.00 
Total orders written $15,945.76 

Respectfully submitted 

BEN P. LITTLE 
HERBERT S. BILLINGS 
HARRY H. KIMBALL 

Selectmen of Webster 



AUDITORS' REPORT 

We have this day examined the accounts of the Select- 
men, Treasurer and Trustees of the Trust Funds, and 
found them correctly cast and properly vouched. 

NEWELL WATSON 
EBEN J. HARDY 

Auditors 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



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ROAD AGENTS' REPORT 

A. H. Roby, Road Agent for Dist. No. 1 

Money expended on roads and bridges 



February 



Arthur Roby, team 2y 2 days $17.50 

Scott Sanborn, team 2 l / 2 days 17.50 

Francis Chase, team 2y 2 days 17.50 

Francis Chase, ]/ 2 day 1.50 

William Foote, y 2 day 1.50 

Raymond Foote, y 2 day 1.50 

Scott Sanborn, 1 day 3.00 

Arthur Roby, 2 days 6.00 



$66.00 



March 



Arthur Roby, 2 days $6.00 

Leon Roby, snowing bridge , 5.00 

Hosea Corliss, snowing bridge 5.00 

Leon Roby, y 2 day f 1.00 

Daniel Dustin, breaking road & snowing bridge 8.50 



May * 

$25.50 

Arthur Roby, team 3 days $18.00 
Will Foote, 3 days 9.00 
Francis Chase, 1 day 3.00 
Arthur Day, 1 day 3.00 



$33.00 



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June 

Arthur French, team 3 days 
John Fairbanks, team and repairs 
Herbert Whitney, horses 3 days 
Fred Bean, 1^ days 
Joseph Burns, 1 day 
Thomas Rutheford, Zy 2 days 
Everett Scribner, 2y 2 days 
Everett Scribner, 2>y 2 days 
Will Foote, 2 days 
Sherman Stevens, 11^2 days 
Leon Roby, 9 days 
Arthur Roby, with team 5 days 
Arthur Roby, 9 days 



September 

Everett Scribner, team 1 day, 1 hour 
Leon Roby, 6 days 
Arthur Roby, 1 horse team \y 2 days 
Arthur Roby, 1 day 



October 

Arthur Roby, team Sy 2 days 
Leon Roby, 9 J / 2 days 
Everett Scribner, &y 2 days 
Arthur Roby, 3 days 



December 

Everett Scribner, team 1 day 
Scott Sanborn, team 1 day 
A. C. Larry, team 4 days 



$21.00 
22.00 
12.00 

4.50 

3.00 
10.50 

7.50 
24.50 

6.00 
34.50 
22.50 
35.00 
27.00 



$230.00 



$7.78 
15.00 
22.50 
3.00 



$48.28 



$38.50 
22.50 
25.50 
9.00 



$95.50 



$7.00 
7.00 
28.00 



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Arthur Roby, Zy 2 days 10.50 
M. J. Walker, care of roads through summer season 113.05 



$165.55 

January 

A. C. Larry, with six horses 3 1-3 days $70.00 

Arthur Roby, 9 days 27.00' 

Leon Roby, 5 days ■ 15.00' 

Evener for snow roll 1.50 

Mahlon Snyder, V/ 2 days 10.50 

Arthur Gerrish, \y 2 days 10.50 

Theodore Melonson, J / 2 day 1.50 

Everett Scribner, 2 hours .66 

Sidney Whittier, repairing road 11.00 



$147.66 

Money expended for year 1922, $835.79 

Repairing Long Pond Bridge 

Arthur Roby, drawing plank $3.50 

2 stringers and time hauling 5.50 

Arthur Roby, work on bridge 1.50 

Leon Roby 1.50 

Charles Dalton .60 

Billings, for spikes .30 



$12.90 

Repairing Amesbury bridge 

Arthur Roby, \y 2 days $4.50 

Clough & Kemp, spikes .90 

Joseph Sanborn, lumber, labor 4.00 

Robert Webber, labor 2.00 



$11.40 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



Daniel L. Holmes, Road Agent, Dist. No. 2 

From Jan. 31, 1921, to Jan. 31, 1922. 
Paid for work : 

February 



D. L. Holmes, 3 teams on snow roll $24.00 
D. L. Holmes, 2 teams on snow roll 1 day 16.C0 



$40.00 

March 

Harry Hanson and team 1 day on road $8.00 
D. L. Holmes, work on road 1 day 3.00 
Walter Chase and team on road 7.00 
Nelson Follansbee, shoveling snow 1.50 



$19.50 

April 

D. L. Holmes and team 1 day $8.00 

W. Chase and team 1 day 8.00 

Harry Hanson and team, carting- 12 days ' 96.C0 

C. W. Towle, 13 days shoveling 39.00 

Louis Scribner 1 day 3.00 

Nelson Follansbee 1 day 3.00 



$157.00 

May and June 

D. L. Holmes and team 7 days $56.00 

Harry Hanson and team 1 day 8.00 

H. Mock and team 4 days 32.00 

A. E. French and team 6 days 48.00 

B. E. Holmes and team 2 days @ $8 16.00 

C. W. Towle, 8 days @ $3 24.00 



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Alfred Pepler 1 day 
C. F. Chase 4 1-6 days 
Nelson Follansbee 7 days 
J. M. George 6 days 
Howard Hunt 6 days 

B. E. Holmes and team 5 days carting 



3.00 
12.50 
21.00 
18.00 
18.00 
35.00 



July 

D. L. Holmes and team 2y 2 days @ $8 

A. E. French and team 2)/ 2 days @ $8 
H. Mock and team 2 days @ $8 

C. W. Towle, leveling 3^4 days 
Kenneth Towle, leveling 3^4 days 
J. M. George 2 days 

H. Hunt 2 days 

B. E. Holmes and team, carting 2 days 
A. E. French and team y 2 day 
Nelson Follansbee iy 2 days 

Charles F. Chase y 2 day 

D. L. Holmes and team 2 days on machine 
A. E. French and team 2 days on machine 
Henry Mock and team 2 days on machine 
M. George 1^4 days leveling 

Howard Hunt 2% days leveling 
Nelson Follansbee 1 day 

C. W. Towle 2 days 
Kenneth Towle 1 day 

Bert E. Holmes 1 day with team 



$291.50 



$20.00 
20.00 
16.00 
11.25 
11.25 
6.00 
6.00 
14.Q0 
4.00 
4.50 
1.50 
16.00 
16.00 
16.00 
5.25 
8.25 
3.00 
6.00 
3.00 
7.00 



August 



C. W. Towle . 1 day 
Kenneth Towle 1 day 



$195.00 



$3.00 
3.00 



$6.00 



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WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



September and October 



Cyrus Towle \2y> days cutting bushes $37.50 
Howard Hunt 3 days cutting bushes 9.00 
J. M. George 3 days cutting bushes 9.00 



$55.50 

December 

D. L. Holmes and team \y 2 days on snow 

roll @ $7 $10.50 
Harry Hanson and team \y 2 days 10.50 
Nelson Follansbee and team \y 2 days 10.50 



$31.50 

January 1923 

D. L. Holmes and team 4 days @ $7 $28.00 

Harry Hanson and team \y 2 days (a) $7 31.50 

Harry Walker and team 3% days @ $7 24.50 

Louis Scribner, shoveling 2 days 6.00 

C. W. Towle, shoveling 4 days 12.00 
W. Kenneson, shoveling 1 day 3.00 
Harry Walker, shoveling 1 day 3.00 
Nelson Follansbee and team 4y> days @ $7 31.50 

D. L. Holmes and team iy 2 days @ $8 12.CO 

(Running snow roll with four horses) 

Nelson Follansbee and team iy 2 days 12.00 



$163.50 

Total amount paid for work $959.50 



Respectfully submitted, 

DANIEL U HOLMES. 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



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L. H. Stone, Road Agent, Dist. No. 3. 



Permanent Repairs 

White Plain $127.85 

Railing along river 59.00 

Little Hill 609.40 



$796.25 

March 

John Chase, turning water .30 
Noah Stebbins, turning water 1.90 
L. H. Stone, turning water 6.60 



$8.80 

April 

L. H. Stone, team on scraper $42.00 

Noah Stebbins, team 25.00 

Chas. Corliss, cutting bushes & laying over culverts 13.80 

N. Bowers, cutting bushes and laying over culverts 13.80 

Duncan Shepard, work on culverts 25.90 

William Berwick, team 2.34 

Ernest Bailey, work on railing 1.25 

R. Harper, shoveling 6.00 

Ben Little, tractor drawing scraper 12.00 



$143.09 

May 

L. H. Stone, team $14.00 

Duncan Shepard, shoveling & cutting bushes 10.50 

William Pickering, shoveling & cutting bushes 11.00 

Henry Mock, team 6.00 

Noah Stebbins, team 3.50 



$45.00 



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June 



L. H. Stone, team $60.50 

Duncan Shepard, shoveling 25.00 

William Pickering, shoveling 24.50 

E. Mock, leveling 20.00 

Henry Mock, team 7.00 

William Phelps, shoveling 25.00 

Joseph Burns, shoveling & cutting bushes 14.50 

Noah Stebbins, team 50.50 

Edward Phelps, shoveling 4.00 

Kirk Mock, team 8.50 

E. J. Hardy, shoveling 3.00 



$242.50 

Repair of Washout 
July 

L. H. Stone, team $7.00 

A. E. Mock, team 7.00 

Kirk Mock, shoveling 2.00 

Ben Little, team 4.00 

William Phelps, shoveling 3.00 

Joseph Burns, shoveling 3.00 

William Pickering, shoveling 3.00 

Duncan Shepard, shoveling 3.00 



$32.00 

Repairs of Colby's Bridge 

L. Stone, team $7.00 
Duncan Shepard 3.00 
B. P. Little, man y 2 day 1.50 



$11.50 



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Repairs on Burbank Bridge 



L. Stone, 1-3 day $1.00 

Duncan Shepard, 1-3 day 1.00 

R. Harper, 1-3 day 1.00 

E. Phelps, 1-3 day 1.00 

William Phelps. 1-3 day 1.00 



$5.00 

Total for July $48.50 

August 

L. H. Stone, team $31.00 

Noah Stebbins, team 4.50 

William Pickering, shoveling 17.00 

Duncan Shepard, shoveling 17.00 

$69.50 

September 

L. H. Stone, team $28.00 

Edward Phelps, team 32.50 

A. E. Mock, shoveling 12.50 

Henry Mock, team 28.00 

William Pickering, shoveling 12.00 

Duncan Shepard, shoveling 12.00 

William Phelps, shoveling 15.00 

Noah Stebbins, team 13.80 

Bert Holmes, team 7.00 

Joseph Burns, shoveling , 3.00 

E. J. Hardy, shoveling 1.90 



$165.70 

December 

L. H. Stone, running roller $17.50 
Edward Phelps, running roller 17.50 



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John Fairbanks, running roller 
Herbert Whitney, running roller 
Ned Bowers, shoveling 
Duncan Shepard, shoveling 



January 

J. C. Fairbanks, running roller 

L. H. Stone, running roller 

L. H. Stone, breaking out Cross road 

N. Stebbins, running roller 

E. Phelps, running roller 

Joseph Burns, shoveling 

Edward French, shoveling 

Chester Bowers, shoveling 

E. H. Hardy, shoveling 

N. Bowers, shoveling 

Duncan Shepard, shoveling 

Bert Stevens, shoveling 

K. Thunberg, shoveling 

K. Colby, shoveling 

C. Corliss, shoveling 

John Little, shoveling 

Bertie Tilton, shoveling 

Newell Foster, shoveling 

Kenneth Hoar, shoveling 

Kirk Mock, shoveling 



Total 



17.50 
8.00 
6.00 
3.00 



$69.50 



$70.00 
70.00 
6.50 
54.00 
44.00 
11.50 
5.00 
6.00 
5.00 
12.00 
3.00 
7.50 
2.00 
4.00 
6.00 
1.00 
2.50 
4.00 
2.50 
2.00 



•$318.50 



$1,111.09 



Respectfully submitted, 
LLOYD H. STONE, Road Agent. 



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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 
Receipts 



Cash on hand January 31, 1922 $62.19 

Interest on town notes 72.93 

Withdrew from bank (N. H. Sav. Bank) 400.00 

" (N. H. Sav. Bank) 100.00 

" (N. H. Sav. Bank) 8.68 

" (N. H. Sav. Bank) 8.58 " 

Mrs. D. S. Scribner 1.50 



$653.88 

Expenditures 

H. B. Eaton, work Riverdale cemetery $6.00 

Bert Tilton, work 13.75 

J. C. Fairbanks, work and dressing 33.00 

E. H. Hardy, work 23.80 

Herbert S. Billings, paint and supplies 17.40 

E. H. Hardy, work 13.75 

First Nat. Bank, rent deposit box 2.00 

J. C. Fairbanks, work and dressing 15.00 

J. C. Fairbanks, work and dressing 40.40 

Cummings Bros., lettering 15.00 

Ned C. Bowers, work 1.50 

Charles Corliss, work 8.00 

E. J. & E. H. Hardy, work and supplies 31.72 

Bert Tilton, work 15.70 

A. J. Nichols, work 20.00 

H. B. Eaton, work Riverdale cemetery 10.00 
A. J. Nichols, work . 19.50 

Eben H. Hardy, work 6.50 

A. E. French, work 5.07 

B. C. Tilton, work 3.00 
S. H. Billings, paint and oil 16.21 
E. H. Hardy, work 24.65 
J. C. Fairbanks, work 10.20 



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H. S. Billings, paint 14.18 

E. H. Hardy, work 12.00 

T. Scott Danforth, seed 3.56 

Bert Tilton, work 18.00 

Newell Watson, work 2.00 

J. C. Fairbanks, work 20.00 

J. C. Fairbanks, work and dressing 24.80 

E. H. Hardy, work 6.00 

B. C. Tilton, work 18.65 

E. H. Hardy, work 12.00 

Mrs. W. W. Burbank, loam 7.75 

Mrs. Eva Hall, loam 1.00 

A. J. Nichols, work 2.00 

Ben P. Little, lumber 4.32 

Robert Pearsons, work .60 

E. J. Hardy, work 45.55 

E. J. Hardy, work and .supplies 26.45 



$571.01 

Balance on hand January 31, 1923 $82.87 



EBEN H. HARDY, 
HERBERT B. EATON, 
BERTIE C. TILTON, 
Trustees of Trust Funds. 



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REPORT OF OLD HOME DAY ASSOCIATION 

Receipts 

Cash in treasury 

Appropriation $100.00 
Expenditures 

Paid Nevers' Band $80.00 

Paid for postals and printing 5.20 

Paid for lemons, sugar and drinking cups 5.38 



$90.58 

Cash in treasury $9.42 

Respectfully submitted, 

BEN P. LITTLE, 

Treasurer. 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



35 



REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF 
WEBSTER FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Receipts 



Cash in treasury $5.88 
Apropriation for 1922 100.00 



Total $105.88 
Expenditures 

Paid for 1922 Ins. and books $5.88 

Paid Adelbert H. Cross, librarian 39.00 

Paid W. C. Gibson for books 3.38 

Paid S. C. Eastman Co., for books 33.22 

Paid Buxton & Sherburne, Ins. for 1923 10.00 



$91.48 

Balance on hand January 31, 1923 $14.40 



SARA T. POPE, 
MYRA A. LITTLE, 
SENTER M. GOODHUE, 

Library Trustees. 



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REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE 

WEBSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT 

From July 1, 1921— June 30, 1922 
Receipts 



Balance in treasury July 1, 1921 $7.59 

From Salisbury School Dist. Elem. tuition 27.00 

From State treasurer (State aid) 41.99 

F'rom town treasurer 5,414.43 



$5,491.01 



Expenditures 

By orders drawn on Treasurer $5,261.27 
Balance in treasury June 30, 1922 229.74 



$5,491.01 

SCOTT S. SANBORN, 

Treasurer. 



AUDITORS' REPORT 

This is to certify that we have examined the ac- 
counts of the Treasurer of the Webster School Dis- 
trict, of which this is a summary, and find them correct- 
ly cast and properly vouched. 

ARTHUR E. FRENCH, 
NEWELL WATSON, 

Auditors. 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



37 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD 
For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1922 
Certificate 

This is to certify that the information contained in 
this report was taken from official records and is com- 
plete and correct to the best of my knowledge and 
belief. 

BERT E. HOLMES, 
EDITH EATON 
ELSIE T. SANBORN, 

School Board. 

GEORGE H. HARMON, 

Superintendent. 

NEiWELL WATSON 
ARTHUR E. FRENCH, 

Auditors 

Receipts 



From State : 

Equalization (state aid) $41.99 

From the Selectmen raised by taxation : 

For support of elementary schools $2,814.43 

Deficiency appropriation 1,500.00 

High School Tuition 246.00 

Salaries of district officers 120.00 

Superintendent's excess salary 50.00 

Repairs and remodeling 300.00 

New equipment 200.00 

Per capita tax 130.00 

Medical inspection 54.00 



Total amount rec'd from taxation 



$5,414.43 



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From sources other than taxation: 



Elementary school tuition from Salisbury $27.00 
Total Am't Rec'd from sources other than taxation $27.00 
Total receipts from all sources $5,483.42 
Total cash on hand beginning- of year 

(July 1, 1921) $7.59 



Grand total $5,491.01 
Payments 

Salaries of district officers $108.00 

Superintendent's excess salary 83.33 

Truant officer and school census 22.30 

Expense of administration 20.36 

Instruction : 

Teachers' salaries $2,700.00 

Text books 140.50 

Scholars' supplies 82.23 

Flags and appurtenances 3.10 

Operation and Maintenance of School Plant: 

Janitor service $105.75 

Fuel 132.00 

Janitor's supplies 5.40 

Minor repairs and expenses 182.58 

Auxiliary Agencies and Special Activities: 

Medical inspection $47.00 

Transportation of pupils 900.00 

High school tuition 45.00 



Outlay for Construction and Equipment: 



Alteration of old buildings 



$331.35 



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39 



New equipment 221.87 
Debt, Interest and Other Charges: 

Tax for state-wide supervision ($2 per capita) $130.00 



Total payments for all purposes $5,261.27 
Total cash on hand at end of year 

(June 30, 1922) $229.74 



Grand total $5,491.01 
Assets, June 30, 1922 

Cash on hand: 

Balance June 30, 1922 $229.74 

Accounts due district: 
From town: 

School yard money $125.00 
From others: 

Warner Town school district $12.00 



Total assets $366.76 
Grand total $366.76 



Liabilities, June 30, 1922 
Accounts owed by District (unpaid bills) : 



High school tuitions $300.00 

Janitors 2.25 

Loan fund cash: 

Equalization fund (unexpended) $4.60 



Total liabilities 306.85 
Excess of assets over liabilities 59.89 



Grand total 



$366.74 



40 WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 

REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



To the Members of the School Board : 

The year ending June 30, 1922, and covered by this, my 
third annual report, is marked by definite changes in or- 
ganization and improvement in building equipment. 

Organization 

The maintenance of a junior school at the Mills to ac- 
commodate the fourteen seventh and eighth grade pupils of 
the town relieved crowded conditions in the Corser Hill 
school, enabled several pupils to accomplish sufficient work 
for double promotion, and exempted the town from pay- 
ment of junior high school tuitions. Of the nine pupils 
enrolled in the seventh grade four received promotion to 
the eighth, two received partial promotion to the ninth 
grade (first year high school), and three received full pro- 
motion to high school. Two of the five eighth grade pupils 
left school during the year ; the three remaining gained full 
promotion to high school. 

The organization of the other three schools on a basis 
of six instead of eight grades considerably reduced the ex- 
pense for teachers' salaries. 

Teachers Employed 1921-22 



School and Name Professional Previous Salary 

training experience annual rate 

Bashan Plymouth None $600.00 
Catherine Mock Summer 
Corser Hill 

Mattie L. Reardon None 27 years 650.00 
Mills (junior) Keene 

Elsie M. Gove graduate 8 years 850.00 
Putney Hill Plymouth 

Sara B. Pope Summer None 600.00 



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41 



Building Improvement 

The changes made in the Oorser Hill schoolhouse place 
it in a leading group of remodeled one-room rural school 
buildings. In type of heating, lighting, and toilet facilities 
it compares favorably with similar buildings in other pro- 
gressive communities of the state. The attachment of 
woodshed and toilet to the main building, so that entrance 
is made directly from the schoolroom, has proved of much 
value in maintaining the health and consequently the regu- 
lar attendance of school children. If an enrollment of the 
present number, twenty-four pupils, is to continue, the in- 
stallation of a second chemical toilet would add much to 
the convenience of the pupils. 

There is greatly needed at Corser Hill a suitable teach- 
ers' desk with adequate facilities for the filing of pupils' 
notebooks, drill papers, etc. Individual and adjustable 
desks for the pupils would be an asset to the health and 
efficiency of the school. In some communities these facili- 
ties have been given by an interested individual as a memo- 
rial to a family or to a group of old schoolmates. 

In addition to minor repairs a chemical toilet has been 
placed in the main building of the Bashan school. This 
removes the worst condition of outbuildings among the 
schools of Webster. 

Putney Hill is now the only school in session where out- 
side toilet facilities are continued. These with some minor 
repairs and painting are well kept and satisfactory. I find 
this schoolroom now the most difficult and irregular in 
heating, and would recommend that at a cost not exceed- 
ing fifty dollars there be installed a heater jacket and ven- 
tilating flue similar to those in use at Corser Hill. 

Attendance 

The total school enrollment of Webster children was 
seventy. Six of these attended the Hopkinton high school 
and one the Warner high school. There was also one tui- 
tion pupil from Warner enrolled at Corser Hill. 



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Attendance 1921-22 



School 


Bashan 


Corser 
Hill 


Mills 
(junior) 


Putney 
Hill 


Total 


Total pupils registered 


9 


30 


14 _ 


11 


64 


Average membership 


7 


204 


13 


6.6 


47 


Number of tardinesses 


4 


98 


14 


29 


145 


Visits of superintendent 


15 


17 


24 


22 


78 


Visits of school board 


9 


4 


8 


5 


26 


Visits of parents & others 118 


43 


33 


16 


210 


Percent of attendance 


91 


85 


92.3 


82 


87.7 


No. tardinesses per pupil 


.6 


4.8 


1 


4.4 


3.1 




Instruction 









Distinct changes in instruction were confined to the 
junior school. Elementary agriculture was given to the 
combined classes of the seventh and eighth grades. This 
was correlated with a course in every-day science and in- 
cluded the study of soils and other plant food sources, his- 
tory and application of farm and household appliances, 
and scientific methods of food preservation and marketing. 
Simple sewing projects in completion of club work were 
conducted with the girls. Simple home and school ap- 
pliances were made by the boys of the manual training 
class. Their final project was a large book and supply 
closet made of hard wood and now in use at the Putney 
Hill school. It may be interesting to know that the ma- 
terial had been available but the Putney Hill school had 
waited three years for a builder of the much needed closet. 
To the boys of the junior school belong the credit of solv- 
ing the problem. 

The study of American history and civics and language 
drill work followed the same course as that of the corres- 
ponding elementary grades. Extra period drill was given 
in geographical location of current events, in spelling and 
in penmanship. Daily instruction in mathematics included 
applied arithmetic, algebra of the equation in problem solu- 
tion, and the use of concrete geometry in the solution of 
arithmetic problems of dimension. 

When twelve or more seventh and eighth grade pupils 
can be enrolled in the same school, I feel convinced that 



WEBSTER TOWN REPORT 



43 



the junior school is an educational asset to the town. With 
an enrollment of less than twelve pupils such a school neces- 
sitates a large cost per pupil and is of doubtful education- 
al advantage. 

Health 

Since the report of last year nineteen corrective treat- 
ments have been secured. 

Following is the report of the medical inspection made 



by Dr. L. H. Cogswell. 

Year 1921- 22 

Number of pupils examined 43 

Number of teachers examined 4 

Defects 

Defective vision 5 

Defective hearing 3 

Anaemia 1 

Cardiac disease 1 

Pediculosis 3 

Defective teeth 29 

Hypertrophied tonsils 9 

Unvaccinated (without proper excuse) 3 



The fact that over 61 percent of those examined have 
defective teeth leads me to repeat a recommendation made 
last year that some provision be made to bring dental 
treatment within the reach and means of the school chil- 
dren. In the majority of homes I find the parents able 
and willing to pay for the necessary treatment if it can be 
brought into the town. A dental clinic maintained by the 
local Red Cross or Community Club for a period of three 
or more days each year would contribute much to the men- 
tal and physical efficiency of those who go out from the 
schools. 

Conclusion 

As I travel back and forth among your schools and 
catch the gleam of faces young but eager in their tasks 
I have a feeling that your teachers are building well that 
which makes for men and women. I want to commend 
these teachers for the splendid professional spirit in which 



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they have accepted my criticisms and have adopted sug- 
gestions. Their suggestions have also been of value to 
me. It has been a pleasure to share with the School 
Board and other citizens some part in the progress of your 
schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 



GEO. H. HARMON, 
Superintendent of Schools. 




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