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Sammmm 




Hon. Fred H. Brown 
Mayor of Somersworth 



TWENTY- FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 



OF THE 



City of Somersworth, N. H. 



FOR THE 



Financial Year Ending February 28, 1918 




SOMERSWORTH, N. H. 

FREE PRESS PUBLISHING COMPANY 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT, MARCH 1, 1917. 

Water works bonds, $136,000 00 

General indebtedness bonds, 68,000 00 

General indebtedness notes, 54,599 79 

Cemetery trust fund, 20,451 69 

Chandler trust fund. 2,000 00 



Total liabilities March 1, 1917, $281,051 48 

Cash on hand March 1, 1917, $ 3,373 77 

Cemetery trust fund. 20,451 69 

Chandler trust fund, 2,000 00 



$ 25,825 46 

Net debt March 1, 1917. $255,226 02 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT, MARCH 1, 1918. 

Water Works bonds, * $132,000 00 

General indebtedness bonds, 63,000 00 

General indebtedness notes, 54,599 79 

Cemetery trust fund, 22,651 69 

Cemetery gate trust fund, 500 00 

Chandler trust fund, 2,000 00 



Total liabilities March 1, 1918, $274,751 48 

Cash on hand March 1, 1918, $ 4,919 83 

Cemetery trust fund, 22,651 69 

Cemetery gate trust fund, 500 00 

Chandler trust fund, 2,000 00 



Total assets, $ 30,071 52 

Net debt March 1, 1917, 255,226 02 

Net debt March 1, 1918, 244,679 96 



Net decrease of indebtedness March 1, 1918 $10,546 06 



MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. 



March L3, 1917. 



The following is a statement of the vote of Ward 1, 
Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, as declared by the 
moderator of these respective wards, at the closing of 
the polls on the thirteenth day of March, 1917. 

WARD ONE. 

MAYOR. 

Fred H. Brown, d, 67 

COUNCILMAN, TWO YEARS. 

James A. Kearns, d, 67 

SELECTMEN. 

Joseph Metivier, d, 67 

Gedeon Turcotte, d, 67 

Amedee Cote, d, 67 

WARD TWO. 

MAYOR. 
Fred H. Brown, d, 104 

COUNCILMAN, TWO YEARS. 

Henry C. Harden, d, 104 

SELECTMEN. 

Stephen D. Hourihane, d, 108 

Peter Deschenes, Jr., 103 

Lorenzo D. Otis, d, 103 

WARD THREE. 

MAYOR. 

Fred H. Brown, d, 92 



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COUNCILMAN, TWO YEARS. 

Alfred J. Boucher, d, 92 

SELECTMEN. 

Patrick E. Hourihane, d, 92 

Peter Chasse, d, 92 

Joseph Cadorette. d. 92 



WARD FOUR. 




MAYOR. 




Fred H. Brown, d. 


181 


COUNCILMAN, TWO YEARS. 




John J. McCarthy, d. 


181 


SELECTMEN. 




Honore Routhier, d, 


181 


Jerry Murray, d. 


181 


Elzear Vachon, d. 


181 



WARD FIVE. 

MAYOR. 

Fred H. Brown, d, 88 

MEMBER OF SCHOOL BOARD, THREE YEARS. 

Peter M. Gagne, d, 88 

COUNCILMAN, TWO YEARS. 

Edward Carrier, d, 88 

SELECTMEN. 

Thomas Mullen, d, 88 

Freddie J. Fortier, d, 88 

Harold P. Reynolds, d, 87 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 

1917. 



MAYOR. 
FRED H. BROWN. 



CITY CLERK. 

FRED A. HOULE. 



CITY COUNCIL. 
ORGANIZATION. 

The third Tuesday in March, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

REGULAR MEETINGS. 

Each Tuesday during the month of April, and the 
first Tuesday in each month, at 8 P. M. 

COUNCILMEN. 

Ward 1.— ERNEST A. LOTHROP, one year. 
JAMES A. KEARNS, two years. 

Ward 2.— WALTER J. GILBERT, one year. 
HENRY C. HARDEN, two years. 

Ward 3.— ALPHONSE CARIGNAN, one year. 
ALFRED J. BOUCHER, two years. 

Ward 4.— ALFRED J. TURCOTTE, one year. 
JOHN J. MCCARTHY, two years. 

WaM 5.— PETER PERREAULT, JR., one year. 
EDWARD CARRIER, two years. 



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STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Finance. — The Mayor, Councilmen Kearns and 
Boucher, 

Claims and Accounts. — Councilmen Harden, Gilbert, 
and Perreault. 

Roads, Bridges and Drains. — The Mayor, Council- 
men Turcotte, and Harden. 

Ordinances. — The Mayor, Councilmen McCarthy, and 
Boucher. 

Public Buildings. — The Mayor, Councilmen Lothrop, 
and Gilbert, 

Printing. — The Mayor, Councilmen Kearns, and Mc- 
Carthy. 

Fire Department. — Councilmen Perreault, Gilbert, and 
Carrier. 

Street Lights. — Councilmen Turcotte, Lothrop, and 
Kearns. 

Cemetery. — Councilmen Lothrop, Harden, and Car- 
ignan. 

Elections and Returns. — Councilmen Carignan, Car- 
rier, and Lothrop. 

Bills in their Second Reading. — Councilmen Perreault, 
Carrier, and Gilbert. 

Engrossed Bills and Resolutions. — Councilmen Bou- 
cher, Carrier, and McCarthy, 

Obstructing Highicaijs. — Councilman Gilbert. 

Poles and Wires. — The Mayor, Councilmen Turcotte, 
and Harden. 



CITY TREASURER. 

HAVEN DOE. 



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COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 

MICHAEL O'MALLEY 



STREET COMMISSIONER. 

EDWARD G. LETOURNEAU. 



CITY SOLICITOR. 

CHRISTOPHER H. WELLS. 



CITY PHYSICI.^N. 

NAPOLEON LEDUC, M. D. 



SANITARY OFFICER. 

LAURENT J. GAUDREAU. 



OVERSEER OF THE POOR. 

PETER M. GAGNE. 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

TREFFLE LECLERC. 



CITY MESSENGER. 

JOSEPH 0. PAQUETTE. 



PROBATION OFFICER. 

THOMAS J. DOUGHERTY. 



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INSPECTOR OF MILK. 

NAPOLEON LEDUC, M. U. 



INSPECTOR OF KEROSENE. 

ALFRED GRONDIN. 



FIELD DRIVER. 

GEORCxE BERRY. 



COLLECTOR OF GARBAGE. 

LUDGER BOLDUC. 



FENCE VIEWER. 

PATRICK ROWAN. 



CLOCK WINDER. 

FRANK H. GILBERT. 



AUDITORS. 

JOHN B. MORIN, FRED K. WENTWORTH. 



ASSESSORS. 

Chairviav.— WILLIAM PERRON, two years. 
CLEMENT P. ROY, three years. 
DANIEL J. LEARY, one year. 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Chief Engineer.— EDWARD H. FARLEY. 
First Assistant.— TUOM AS C. JOYAL. 
Second Assistant.— TIMOTKY COLLINS. 



INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING. 

EUGENE J. MORIN. 



WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

Chairman. — FRANK E. HOBBS, term expires March, 

1918. 
aerA:.— CHARLES F. CROCKETT, term expires 

March, 1920. 
PETER M. GAGNE, term expires March. 

1919. 
Superintendent of Water Works.— JOHN PARSONS. 

Office, Somersworth Theatre Building. 



BOARD OF HEALTH. 

Chairmayi.-FETER M. GAGNE. 
aerA:.— LAURENT J. GAUDREAU. 
NAPOLEON LEDUC, M. D. 
Office, Chandler Building. 



BOARD OF EXAMINATION OF PLUMBERS. 

Chairman.— TUOMAS J. DOUGHERTY, M. D. 
Cfez-A:.— EUGENE J. MORIN. 

NAPOLEON LEDUC, M. D. 



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MUNICIPAL COURT. 

,7^^^^e._SIDNEY F. STEVENS. 
C/e/A:.— JOSEPH E. COTE, JR. 



POLICE COMMISSIONERS. 

Chairman.— J. GODFREY HAMMOND, term expires 

1919. 
ae>-A-.— FORTUNAT J. GAGNON, term expires 1918. 
PATRICK C. MURNANE. 

Office. Somersworth Theatre Building. 



OFFICERS. 

City Marshal— GVY C. REEVE. 

Assistant Mars/mL— JOSEPH G. DESHAIES. 

Officers.— J. BENJAMIN FAUCHER. 

FRANK DESCHENES. 

ALFRED FOURNIER. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 

Chairman. — HAVEN DOE, term expires January, 

1919. 
^f'cre^a?-?/.— CHRISTOPHER H. WELLS, term expires 
January, 1919. 

JOHN PARSONS, term expires January, 
1920. 

FRED C. PEARSON. JR., term expires 
January, 1920. 

BENJAMIN F. HANSON, term expires 
January, 1921. 

WALTER S. LAWSON, term expires Jan- 
uary. 1921. 



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Librarian.— ALICE M. EMERY. 

Hours, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2.00 to 8.30 
P. M. Every evening from 7.00 to 8.30 P. M. 
Chandler Building, Corner Washington and Orange 

streets. 



FOREST GLADE CEMETERY TRUSTEES. 

Chairmari.— BENJAMIN F. HANSON, term expires 
March, 1918. 
GEORGE A. PRIESTLEY, term expires 

March, 1919. 
MARTIN V. B. WENTWORTH. term ex- 
pires March, 1920. 
C/erA-.— ELISHA C. ANDREWS, term expires March, 
1921. 
NATHAN WIMPFHEIMER, term expires 
March, 1922. 
Superinteudent. —LORENZO D. OTIS. 

SURVEYORS OF WOOD, BARK AND LUMBER. 

James E. Richards, Benjamin F. Hanson, Elisha C. 
Andrews, Calvin M. Hubbard, Louis Ruel, Charles 
Goodwin, Joseph U. Gagnon, Pierre Morin, William 
Ames, Dyer P. Swett, Samuel Welch, Romain Couture, 
Paul Breton. 



WEIGHERS OF HAY, COAL AND STRAW. 

Benjamin F. Hanson, James E. Richards, Louis 
Ruel, Elisha C. Andrews, William J. Andrews, Joseph 
U. Gagnon, Pierre Morin, Loren D. Casler, Harold B. 
Thompson, Paul Breton, Ray Wentworth, Fred Chasse, 
John Horlor, William Ames, William Reynolds, Ad- 
jutor Turgeon. 



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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHECK LISTS. 

Ward 1.— Michael O'Malley; Ward 2.— Alfred 
Begin ; Ward 3. — Alfred St, Laurent ; Ward 4. — John J. 
Duffy; Ward 5.— Eugene C. Houle. 



WARD OFFICERS. 



MODERATORS. 

Ward 1. — Elisha C. Andrews; Ward 2. — F'rederick S. 
Wiggin; Ward 3.— Thomas C. Joyal; Ward 4.— Ed- 
ward H. Farlev ; Ward 5. — Napoleon Lavoie. 



WARD CLERKS. 

Ward 1.— Arthur C. Plante; Ward 2.— Edward El- 
well ; Ward 3. — Alfred Roberge ; Ward 4. — Joseph G. 
Letourneau ; Ward 5. — James F. Lawlor. 



SELECTMEN. 

Ward 1. Joseph Metivier, Gedeon Turcotte, Amedee 

Cote. 
Ward 2. — Stephen D. Hourihane. Peter Deschenes, 

Lorenzo D. Otis. 
Ward 3. — Patrick E. Hourihane, Peter Chasse, Joseph 

Cadorette. 
Ward 4. — Honore Routhier, Jerry ^Murray, Elzear 

Vachon. 
Ward 5. — Thomas F. Mullen, Freddie J. Fortier, 

Harold P. Reynolds. 



RESOLUTIONS. 



In Favor of Borrowing Money in Anticipation of Taxes. 

Resolved: That the Committee on Finance be and 
hereby are authorized and empowered to borrow, in 
anticipation of taxes, to meet current expenses, such 
amounts, and at such times, as may be deemed advis- 
able, and that all amounts so borrowed, not to exceed 
$20,000.00, and that the proper officers of the city be 
authorized to give the city's note therefor. 

Passed March 20. 1917. 



In Favor of E.rpendinfj $350.00 for an Enrollment of 
the Male Citizena of the City of Somersivorth: 
Resolved: That His Honor, the Mayor, be author- 
ized and hereby is empowered to expend the sum of 
$350.00, for an enrollment of the male citizens of the 
City of Somersworth, N. H., and that said sum be paid 
from money in the City treasury, not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

Passed April 3, 1917. 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Som- 
ersivorth : 

That the ordinances of the City of Somersworth 
be and hereby are amended as follows: Strike out of 
Chapter 5, Section 1, of the city ordinances, that which 
refers to the salary of the City Messenger, $500.00 per 
year, for his services, and insert the following to read : 
"The City Messenger shall receive for his services the 
sum of $700 per year, and payable in equal monthly 
payments." 
• Passed April 24, 1917. 



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Be it Ordained bif tJtr Citij Council of the City of Som- 

ers worth: 

That the ordinances of the City of Somersworth be 
and hereby are amended as follows : Strike out of Chap- 
ter 5, Section 1, of the city ordinances, that which re- 
fers to the salary of the Street Commissioner, $600 per 
year, and $150 for the use of a team, and insert the 
following to read : "The Street Commissioner shall 
receive for his services, the sum of $900 per year, pay- 
able in equal monthly payments ; the same to be in full 
for all services and expense. 

Passed April 2^, 1917. 



In Favor of PiirdtaKing a Certain Tract of Land, 

Known as the "James Properti/." 

Resolved: That the Mayor of the City of Somers- 
worth be authorized, and hereby is empowered to ex- 
pend a sum not exceeding $100, to purchase a certain 
tract of land, situated at the corner of High and Orange 
streets, in said City, and known as the "James Prop- 
erty," and that said sum be paid from money in the 
City treasury, and not otherwise appropriated. 

Passed May 22, 1917. 



hi Favor of a Series of Band Concerts. 

Resolved: That the sum of two hundred and fifty 
dollars be expended from moneys in the City treasury, 
not otherwise appropriated, for a series of open-air 
band concerts, to be given under the supervision of the 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

Passed June 5, 1917. 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Som- 
erstvorth: 
That the ordinances of the City of Somersworth be 



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and hereby are amended as follows : Strike out of 
Chapter 5, of Section 1, of the city ordinances, that 
which refers to the salary of the City Clerk, $850, and 
insert the following, to read: "The City Clerk shall re- 
ceive for his services, the sum of $1,000 per year, and 
the fees of his office ; the same to take effect on above 
written date, namely, July 3, 1917. 
Passed November 6, 1917. 



Be it Ordained bij the Citii Coiuicil of the City of So7n- 

evH worth: 

That Section 4, of Chapter 10. of the city ordinances 
of the City of Somersworth be amended by inserting 
the following: "The sum of $3.50 per day, of nine 
hours, shall be paid for the use and labor of each single 
team, with teamster, employed by the City of Somers- 
worth, and the sum of $5.00 per day, of nine hours, 
shall be paid for the use and labor of each double team, 
with teamster, employed by said City ; this ordinance to 
be in effect at all times, except in matters pertaining to 
the State Highway. 

Passed November 20, 1917. 



PETITIONS. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., March 21, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : We, the undersigned residents and tax- 
payers of said City, hereby petition your honorable 
body for the continuation of the sidewalk on the 
northerly side of Myrtle street, from the Perreault lot, 
so-called, to Locke avenue. 
Albert Blanchet Alfred Perron 

Ernest E. Couture Joseph King 

Germain Dube Joseph Couture 

Joseph Leclerc Jean Lambert 

Mrs. Nagloire Blanchet Mrs, Joseph Turcotte 
Joseph Jacques Edmond Marquis 

Joseph Dube 

Referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and 
Drains, with power to act, April 3, 1917. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., March 31, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and City Council: 

Gentlemen : The undersigned citizens and tax- 
payers respectfully petition your honorable body for a 
continuance of the public sewer, on Green street, 
southerly to Indigo Hill road, about 300 feet, thence 
on Indigo Hill road, easterly, to a distance of 200 feet. 

Signed: Twin State Gas & Electric Co. 
Ephrem Boucher Albert Vachon 

Paul Dubois Frank Nadeau 

Henry Gagnon 

Referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and 
Drains, with power to act, April 3, 1917. 



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SOMERSWORTH, N. H., April 1, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : The undersigned citizens and tax- 
payers respectfully petition your honorable body for 
a concrete sidewalk, with curbing, on the westerly side 
of Portland street. 

Signed 
John E. Spellman 
T. P. Malo 
Peter J. Gahagan 
Charles J. King 
Fred C. Lord 
Edward Spellman, Jr. 
Daniel Donovan 
A. T. Morrison 
Alphonse Carignan 



James W. Lane 
George E. Hallam 
William Gahagan 
Olive B. Clark 
T. J. Sullivan 
Ernest Valliere 
Michael Riley 
Louis Hebert 



John Grant 

Referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and 
Drains, with power to act, April 10, 1917. 



SOMERSWORTH. N. H., April 16, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and City Council: 

Gentlemen : The undersigned citizens and tax- 
payers respectfully petition your honorable body for 
a concrete sidewalk on the southerly side of Myrtle 
street, from Green street to Locke avenue, so-called. 



William Perron 
R. A. Gauvin 
Joseph Provencal 
Peter E. Tremblay 
Germain Dube 
Rene LeBel 
N. H. Gilbert 
Pierre Aubin 
Joseph Roberge 



Jean Lambert 
Alfred Perreault 
Alfred St. Hilaire 
J. Benjamin Faucher 
Jerry Murray 
Joseph Leclair 
Mrs. Charles Roy 
Edmond Senechal 



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Referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and 
Drains, with power to act, April 17, 1917. 



SoMERSWORTH, N. H., April 16, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen: We, the undersigned, herein petition 
your honorable body to lay a concrete sidewalk on one 
side of the street leading to the Great Falls Woolen 
Company's mill ; beginning at the railroad crossing, on 
Depot street, and continuing to Buffumsville road, 
thence along said road to the Great Falls Woolen Com- 
pany's mill. 

Signed by Ernest D. Royce and 115 others. 

Referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and 
Drains, with power to act, April 17, 1917. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., April 24, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen: The New England Telephone and Tel- 
egraph Company respectfully petitions for a location 
for its poles and wires thereon, and the necessary sup- 
porting and strengthening fixtures and wires, in the 
following-named streets and highways of said City : 

Said Company agrees to reserve space for one cross 
arm at the top of all the above poles for telephone, fire 
alarm, and police signal wires, owned by the City and 
used for municipal purposes. Said poles to be erected 
under the supervision of such officers as said city may 
designate. 

Following are the streets and highways above re- 
ferred to : On Green street, from end of present pole 
line, pole No. ol. in a south-easterly direction, about 
2,000 feet. 

Referred to the Committee on Poles and Wires, with 
power to act. June 5, 1917. 



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SOMERSWORTH, N. H., May 9, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen: We, the undersigned laborers on the 
highway, hereby petition your honorable body for an 
increase in wages, of such amount as you may see fit 
to give. 

Signed : 
James Morrison Peter Perreault 

Adolph Cote Romeo Nadeau 

Michael D. Hanagan 

Referred to the Mayor, with power to act, June 5, 
1917. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., June 5, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the Honorable City 
Council of the City of Somersworth: 
Gentlemen : The United Baptist Church of the City 
of Somersworth respectfully petition your honorable 
body to paint, repair, or make transparent, the face of 
the clock upon the belfry of the Green Street Church 
building. This clock is the property of said City, and 
it would be a great benefit to the appearance of the 
same, if said improvement is made. 
William H. Whitehouse Elmon B. Farwell 
Prescott B. Kinsman Fred W. Spence 

Henry H. Wentworth Clifford T. Parker. 

Finance Committee. 



Somersworth, N. H., July 2, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen: I, the undersigned, respectfully peti- 
tion your honorable body for permission of placing a 



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sign across and over the highway, in front of my place 
of business, located at No. 86 Washington street. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene J. Morin. 
Granted November 6, 1917. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., July 2, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mai/or, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen: I, the undersigned, respectfully peti- 
tion your honorable body for permission of placing a 
gasoline pump outside the curbing, directly in front of 
my shop, located at No. 86 Washington street. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene J. Morin. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., July 3, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council of the 
City of Somersworth, N. H.: 
Gentlemen : The undersigned respectfully petition 
your honorable body for a location, for one pole oppo- 
site No. 39 Green street in said Somersworth. 

Twin State Gas and Electric Co. 

By Charles J. McGuinness. 
Referred to the Committee on Poles and Wires, with 
power to act. November 6, 1917. 



Somersworth, N. H., August 22, 1917. 

To His Honor, the Mayor, and Members of the City 

Council: 

Gentlemen: We, the Police Commissioners of the 

City of Somersworth, do hereby petition that the City 

Marshal's office, the cells and cell room be renovated; 



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that is, plastering repaired, walls repainted, ceiling 
whitened, and wood work refinished. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dr. J. G. Hammond, 
F. J. Gagnon, 
H. C. Harden. 
Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings, with 
power to act, November 6, 1917. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., August 22, 1917. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : The undersigned citizens and tax- 
payers respectfully petition your honorable body for a 
concrete sidewalk on the northerly side of Water 
street. 

Henry Lang Arthur J. Leary 

Henry Routhier Mrs. Patrick Leary 

Martin Flanagan Daniel J. Leary 

Charles McGuire. 

Referred to the Committee on Street Lights, with 
power to act, November 6, 1917. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF 



THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS 



FOR THE 



CITY OF SOMERSWORTH 



ENDING MARCH I, J9J8 



REPORT OF CITY SOLICITOR. 



To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

In accordance with the provisions of the ordinances 
of the City requiring the City Solicitor to make report 
in writing, at the close of each municipal year, of all 
civil suits or legal proceedings, in which the City has 
any interest, begun, pending, or determined during the 
year preceding the time of making such report, the un- 
dersigned submits the following for the year ending 
February 28, 1918 : 

No suit has been brought against the City during the 
past year. One claim has been referred by the City 
Council to the undersigned, that of John F. Beamish 
for $478, for damages for alleged flooding of his land 
on Green street by the Furber brook, so-called. 

There is pending in the Superior Court a suit 
brought by the Salmon Falls Manufacturing Company 
against the City to recover alleged damages for the 
City's use of the Salmon Falls river for its municipal 
water supply. This action was brought a number of 
years ago and was set down for trial last year. Owing 
to unavoidable conditions, however, the trial could not 
then take place. It is hoped that it may be disposed 
of during the coming year. 

Respectfully, 

Christopher H. Wells, 

City Solicitor. 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 
OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

The trustees of the Public Library present the re- 
port of their doings for the fiscal year ending February 
28, 1918, incorporating as a part thereof the Libra- 
rian's report. 

Since the new year began the trustees have adopted 
the plan of having the library open every afternoon and 
evening except on Sunday. This arrangement has 
evidently met with much favor and has led to an in- 
creased patronage of the institution. 

A reading of the librarian's report in detail will 
show something of the nature and extent of the excel- 
lent work done by our library. 

The trustees are of opinion that a special appropri- 
ation of at least $800 is needed for library uses for the 
coming year, and respectfully ask that such an appro- 
priation be made. 

The following is a brief statement showing the re- 
ceipts and expenditures for the year: 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



RECEIPTS. 

Special appropriation. $ 800 00 

Library tax, 437 70 

Chandler fund. 35 30 

$1,273 00 



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EXPENDITURES. 

Lighting, 

Librarian, 

Janitor, 

Books and magazines, 

Heating, 

Insurance premiums, 

Furnishings for children's corner, 

Printing, 

Repairs, etc.. 



Balance, $ 97 24 

There are bills outstanding for books purchased in 
February which will cover the foregoing balance. 
The foregoing is respectfully submitted. 

HA^■EN Doe, 

Christopher H. Wells. 
Frederick C. Pearson, Jr., 
John Parsons, 
B. F. Hanson, 

Library Trustees. 



$ 69 


52 


436 


00 


66 


00 


320 


09 


100 


00 


67 


50 


100 


CO 


7 


75 


8 


90 


$1,175 


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Report of the Librarian. 



To the Board of Trustees of the Somersworth Public 
Libra ri/: 
Gentlemen : The report of the librarian, showing 
the work of the library for the year ending February 
28, 1918, is herewith presented. 

THE year's growth. 

Number of volumes reported accessioned 

last year, 15,501 

Added during the year, 

By purchase, 540 

By gift, 26 

By government, 521 

— 1,087 



16,588 
Lost, 12 

Withdrawn, 182 

Whole number lost and withdrawn last 

year, 238 

Whole number lost and withdrawn to 

date, 432 



Actual number of books in the library, 16,156 

Number of days open, 320 

Number registered this year, 293 

Books given out during year, 37,427 

Largest number given out any month, 3,857 

Largest number given out any day, 482 

Books given out to children, 9,912 

Largest number any month. 1,851 

Largest number any day, 157 

For the sixth time it becomes my pleasurable duty to 
present the yearly report of library activities. 



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The figures show that there has been no material 
change in the usual statistical report. 

Not long ago library hours were changed, the room 
now being opened every weekday afternoon and even- 
ing. The eagerness with which the public avail them- 
selves of this privilege proves it a most advisable 
change. 

Some years ago the teachers of the grade schools, 
by the presentation of a cantata by the school children, 
raised and gave to the library a considerable sum of 
money. The librarian has long cherished a desire that 
this money should be used for chairs and tables for the 
children's corner, and at last this desire has been 
realized. It is surely a most fitting use to which to 
put this fund, and the enjoyment and appreciation of 
the little people is plainly evidenced. So many in- 
quiries have been made as to how and when this fund 
was to be used that we would call the attention of the 
public to this most pleasing addition to our library 
furniture, and once more express our thanks to the 
donors. 

We are deeply indebted to Mrs. Marion T. Shapleigh 
for the loan of Mexican pottery and pictures. It is a 
most interesting and valuable collection and adds much 
of interest and attractiveness to the room. 

"Of making many books there is no end," truly, 
and just now% of course, the majority of the "many" 
are books on the war. In non-fiction we have en- 
deavored to put on our shelves a discriminating selec- 
tion, and of these many will, without doubt, prove in 
the future to be valuable historical literature. 

In fiction we have tried, as in the past, to cater to 
the various tastes of our patrons, as far as our finances 
permit, and in children's books, the same. 

Again the librarian wishes to express to the trustees 



her appreciative thanks for their unvarying courtesy 
and consideration, and also to her assistants for their 
ready co-operation and cheerful service. 



CIRCULATION BY SUBJECT 1917-1918. 



General works, 

Philosophy, 

Religion, 

Sociology, 

Philosophy and literature, 

Science, 

Useful and fine arts, 

Fiction and French fiction. 

History, 

Biography, 

Travel, 

Magazines, 



FINANCIAL REPORT. 



Cash on hand March 1, 1917, 
Received from non-residents. 
From fines, etc.. 

Paid for express. 

Postage and box rent, 
Books and magazines. 
Supplies and incidentals. 

Cash on hand March 1, 1918, 



$17 51 
10 20 
27 43 



$ 5 


94 


8 


20 


20 


00 


18 


20 


2 


80 



Respectfully submitted. 



32 

21 
118 

3,341 

724 

501 

426 

19,841 

3,009 
542 
794 

7,939 



$55 14 



$55 14 



Alice M. Emery, 

Librarian. 



CITY CLERK'S REPORT. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., February 28, 1918. 

To His Honor, the Mai/or, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : I herewith submit my report for the 
fiscal year ending February 28th, 1918, as follows: 
Miscellaneous licenses, $ 333 00 

Dog licenses, 217 51 



Total, 


$ 550 51 


Less commission on dog licenses. 


19 10 




$ 531 41 


Turned over to City Treasurer, 


$ 531 41 


Respectfully submitted. 


Fred A. 


HOULE, 




City Clerk. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., March 1, 1918. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and City Council of the City 
of Somcrsworth: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit my report for the 
municipal year ending February 28, 1918. 

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES REPORTED. 

No. of Cases. Deaths. 
Small pox, 

Diphtheria, 6 

Scarlet fever, 2 

Typhoid fever, 9 

Pulmonary consumption, 10 10 

The city has been very fortunate this last year in 
regard to contagious diseases, as no epidemic of any 
kind had to be reported. Every case was quickly re- 
ported and investigated, and the proper care taken to 
see that each case was stamped out there and then. 

Pulmonary consumption is the one disease where 
the mortality is the highest, but, in accordance with 
the new regulations of the State Board of Health, 
more w'ork is now done to prevent the dreadful disease. 
Number of births during the year, 132 

Number of deaths during the year, 96 

Excess of births over deaths, 36 

CLEAN-UP WEEK. 

The Clean-up Week was again this year a grand suc- 
cess, as in past years. It was done in co-operation 
with the ladies of the Civic Improvement Society, and 
a great deal of credit should be given to them for its 
success. 

During the week, or the two weeks, it took to do the 
work. 370 loads of rubbish was disposed of. 



35 

1 would recommend the Clean-up Week for the 
coming year, as we have found out that more cleaning 
is done when people know that they do not have to 
pay for having their rubbish carted away. 

GARBAGE. 

This department has again this year broken the pre- 
vious record in disposing of garbage and the improve- 
ment is noticeable all around the city. 

The garbage team is certainly one of the reasons for 
the good health records we have been having for the 
past few years. 

During the year 2.007 loads of garbage have been 
disposed of. 

COMPLAINTS. 

During the year I have received and investigated 108 
complaints of nuisances and unsanitary conditions. 

Dirty yard, premises, lots, etc., 21 
Drainage not properly connected with the main 

sewer, 7 

Pigs improperly kept, 6 

Violation of pure food law, 16 

Dirty flush-closets, urinals in public places, 2 

Unburied dead animals, 31 

Unsanitary dwellings, 1 

Bread not wrapped up, 1 

Unsanitary vaults, cesspools, etc. 19 

Milk be.'ng bottled up in the streets, 1 



Total. 108 

WATER SUPPLY. 

During the year, at various times, samples of our 
city water were sent to Concord to be analyzed at the 
following periods : 



36 

For analysis, every three months. 
For bacteriolog-ical tests, every six months; and 
every time the water was found to be free from bac- 
teria. 

The result of the last bacteriological test showed the 
following report : 

Ice Ice 

Bacteria per cc Colon Bacilli 
Water from screening well, 

(raw water), 1600 Pos. Pos. 

Water from settling well, 

(filtered water). 45 Neg. Neg. 

Water from tap at station. 

(treated with chlorine). 2 Neg. Neg. 

Water from city tap. Neg. Neg. 

REMARKS : — The above indicate satisfactory con- 
dition. 

Signed, Charles D. Howard, 

Chemist. 

MILK. 

At different times during the year I have collected 
samples of milk which our city is supplied with, and 
each time the milk was found to be properly taken 
care of, but in this department no time should be 
spared to keep our milk up to the standard at all times. 
Many improvements have been made during the year, 
and I will insist that they be kept up. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank His Honor, the Mayor, 
the City Council, and all the city officials, for their 
assistance. I wish also to thank the ladies of the Civic 
Improvement Society for their great help. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, 
Sanitary Officer and Secretary of 
the Local Board of Health. 



STREET COMMISSIONER'S REPORT. 



To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council of the 
City of Somersivorth: 

Gentlemen : In accordance with the provisions of 
the city ordinances, I herewith submit the annual 
report of Street Commissioner for the fiscal year end- 
ing February 28, 1918. 

STREETS. 

All streets have been kept clean, and also all highways 
cleared of stone or other matter liable to impair good 
traveling, and put in good condition, and where grad- 
ing was necessary improvements have been made. All 
trees in the city proper have been trimmed, and, those 
that were useless were cut down. We have also graded 
High street, from Highland street to Hamilton street. 

SIDEWALKS. 

The additional improvements we have made on the 
sidewalks for the year are as follows : 

A granolithic sidewalk has been laid on High street, 
from Highland street to Hamilton street. 

Concrete walks have been laid on the following 
streets: namely, on the northerly side of Prospect 
street ; on the southerly side of Maple street ; on the 
westerly side of Mount Vernon street; on the easterly 
side of Hamilton street ; on the easterly side of High 
street; on the westerly side of Portland street; on the 
southerly side of Myrtle street ; on the westerly side of 
Green street ; on the southerly side of Franklin street ; 
on the easterly side, and also on the westerly side, of 
Main street ; on the westerly side of Depot street, 
starting from the railroad crossing and continuing to 
the end of Buffumsville road. 

Above report is taken from the City Clerk's books 
for the municipal year of 1917. 



REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF FOREST 
GLADE CEMETERY. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., March 1, 1918. 

To His Hono) , the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : Herewith we submit a report of the 
affairs of the Forest Clade Cemetery for the year end- 
ing March 1, 1918, as made up by the clerk. 

RECEIPTS. 

Appropriation. $ 600 00 

Receipts, 672 35 

Trust fund income, 754 71 



Total, 

EXPENDITURES. 

Lorenzo D. Otis, superintendent and clerk's 

services, 
Aaron Gray, labor, 
Leonard Norris, labor. 
Lorenzo D. Otis, team hire, 
Henry Pillion, labor, 
Peter Fontaine, labor, 
Arthur Norris, labor, 
Warren Cartier, labor, 
Frank P. Mack, labor, 
Charles Jenness, labor, 
George S. Ramsburg, plants, 
Somersworth Grain Co., supplies, 
John Paradis, labor, 
Arthur Stackpole, supplies, 
Arthur Leary, labor. 
Gedeon Cote, labor, 
Alfred Lemieux, labor. 



$2,027 


06 


$ 675 


00 


258 


87 


262 


62 


210 


10 


109 


25 


94 


00 


86 


50 


52 


00 


44 


00 


44 


00 


33 


30 


30 


20 


27 


00 


22 


50 


20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 



39 

Daniel Cronin, labor, $ 20 00 

John Nadeau, labor, 20 00 

Charles Robinson, labor, 20 00 

Sweetser-Sanborn Co., supplies, 18 85 

John Stanton, labor, 18 00 

The Rand Co., supplies, 12 87 

Somersworth Post Office, supplies, 12 12 

Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 10 47 

Joseph Cote, labor, 10 00 

William Lowd, labor, 6 00 

Benjamin F. Hanson, team hire, 5 00 

Wiliiam H. Wilder, plants, 4 50 
Nellie E. Kearns, compiling and typewriting 

annual report. 4 00 
The Free Press Publishing Co., printing 



and supplies. 






3 80 


James W. Murray, supplies. 






3 00 


John F. Beamis, supplies. 






2 00 


Fred Griffin, labor, 






1 25 


Charles H. Harmon, supplies 


> 




40 


Total expenditures, 


$2,181 60 


Overdrawn, 






155 54 


Uncollected bills, 






173 02 


Respectfully 


submitted, 






L. 


D. 


Otis, 


Clerk and Superintendent. 



e. a. lothrop, 
Nathan Wimpfheimer, 
Elisha C. Andrews, 
Hiram A. Nash, 

Directors. 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., March 1, 1918. 

Herewith we submit a report of the affairs of 
Forest Glade Cemetery for the year ending March 1, 
1918, as made up by the clerk. 





RECEIPTS. 




Appropriation, 




$ 600 00 


Receipts, 




672 35 


Trust fund income. 




754 71 


Total, 


$2,027 06 




EXPENDITURES. 




Labor and team and supplies. 


$2,181 60 


Overdrawn, 




155 54 


Uncollected bills, 




173 02 



Respectfully submitted, 

L. D. Otis. 

Clerk and Superintendent. 

e. a. lothrop, 
Nathan Wimpfheimer, 
Elisha C. Andrews, 
Hiram A. Nash, 

Directors of Forest Glade Cemetery 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council of the 
the City of Sojncrsworth: 

Gentlemen : 1 herewith submit my report as Chief 
Engineer of the fire department for the fiscal year 
ending February 28. 1918. During the past year we 
have had eight fires and twenty-three alarms, with a 
damage of $5,179. 

The present organization of the fire department is 
as follows : 

Chief engineer. Edward H. Farley. 

Assistant engineers : First, Charles Joyal ; second, 
Timothy Collins. 

Deluge Hose Co., No. 1, fifteen men. Foreman, 
James Rilej-. 

Alert Hose Co., No. 2, fifteen men. Foreman, W. 
Ashton Horn. 

Deluge Hose Co., No. 3. fifteen men. Foreman, 
Gedeon Turcotte. 

Conqueror Hose Co., No. 4, ten men. Foreman, 
William Ross. 

Rescue Hook and Ladder Co., twenty men. Fore- 
man. Samuel Dixon. 

Stewards: No. 1, Sylvester Curley; No. 2, Martin 
McKeon ; No. 3. Joseph Gagne ; No. 4, William Meikle- 
john ; Hook and Ladder Co., Fred Turcotte. 

INVENTORY. 

Deluge, No. 1 : 

One hose wagon and chemicals, $ 381 00 

Eleven hundred feet double-jacket hose, 825 00 

One hose jacket, 25 00 

Fifteen rubber coats, 67 00 

Two play pipes. 20 00 



42 

Two shut-ofl" nozzles, 

Two hydrant gates, 

Eight spanners, 

Four lanterns, 

One stove, 

Coal hod, shovels, brooms, etc., 



Alert, No. 2 : 
One hose wagon and chemicals. 
One thousand feet double-jacket hose, 
Fifteen rubber coats. 
One Eastman coupling. 
Two shut-off nozzles. 
Three hydrant gates, 
Three lanterns. 
Eight spanners. 
Two play pipes. 
One stove, oil can. broom, etc. 
One hose jacket. 



Deluge, No. 3 : 
One hose wagon and chemicals, 
Thirteen hundred feet double-jacket hose. 
Fifteen rubber coats. 
One play pipe. 
Two hydrant gates. 
One hose jacket, 
Twelve spanners. 
Two shut-off nozzles. 
Two lanterns. 
Five hundred feet double-jacket hose, 



$ 25 


00 


12 


00 


4 


00 


6 


00 


30 


00 


15 


00 


$1,410 


CO 


$ 400 


00 


700 


00 


67 


00 


10 


00 


30 


00 


18 


00 


6 


00 


4 


00 


30 


00 


30 


00 


25 


00 


$1,320 


00 


$ 400 


00 


975 


00 


67 


50 


15 


00 


12 


00 


25 


00 


6 


00 


30 


00 


2 


00 


425 


00 



43 

One stove, broom, shovels, etc., $ 15 00 





$1,972 50 


Conqueror Hose Co., No. 4 : 




One hose wagon, and chemicals, 


$ 200 00 


One thousand feet double-jacket hose, 


750 00 


Ten rubber coats. 


45 00 


Thirteen chairs, 


16 00 


Two shut-ofF nozzles. 


30 00 


One hydrant gate. 


6 00 


Two lanterns. 


3 00 


One stove, broom, shovels, etc.. 


25 00 




$1,075 00 


Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1 : 




One hook and ladder truck. 


$ 600 00 


Twenty rubber coats, 


77 00 


Two lanterns. 


3 00 


One stove, 


20 00 


One set hub runners. 


30 00 


Shovels, brooms, acid, soda, etc., 


20 00 




$ 750 00 


engineer's inventory. 




Three rubber coats. 


$ 15 00 


Three chief's lanterns. 


15 00 



$ 30 00 
I would recommend the purchasing of a new com- 
bination hose wagon. 

Thanking His Honor, the Mayor, and the Committee 
on Fire Department for the assistance shown me 
during the past year. I remain. 

Edward H. Farley, 

Chief Engineer. 



CITY TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Gentlemen of the City Council : The City Treasurer 
herewith submits his report for the period ending Feb- 
ruary 28, 1918. 

Treasurer in account with the City of Somersworth, 
N. H. 

DR. 
To cash balance March 1, 1917, 
Cemetery trust fund income, 
Cemetery income, 
Cemetery trust fund, 
Chandler building. 
Chandler fund income. 
City hall, 
Dog licenses, 
Miscellaneous licenses. 
Notes payable, 
Police court fines, 
School department. 
Taxes, 1916, 
Taxes, 1917, 
Water works. 
Cemetery gate fund. 
State of New Hampshire, railroad tax, 

Literary fund, 

Insurance tax, 

Savings bank tax. 

Liquor licenses, 1916, 

Liquor licenses, 1917, 

Forest fires. 
Sundries, Items : 
Insurance on West High Street storehouse, 
Interest on city deposits to March 1, 1918, 
Damage to fence, 



$3,373 


77 


754 


71 


672 


35 


1,900 


00 


486 


67 


70 


61 


3,878 


00 


198 


41 


333 


00 


20,000 


00 


904 


42 


46 


21 


263 


35 


95,778 


34 


16.816 


00 


500 


00 


2,095 


09 


458 


64 


36 


00 


9,462 


16 


277 


42 


4,151 


50 


38 


00 


207 


00 


176 


27 


25 


00 



45 

Estate of Mary P. Elliott, 

Women's Civic Improvement Society, 

B. & M. R. R., rebate on freight, 

Lawrence Gas Co., for empty barrels, 

Use of road roller, 

Guy C. Reeve, telephone calls, 

F. H. Brov^^n, sale of one barrel of tar, 

B. & M. R. R., fighting fire, 

F. H. Brown, sale of stone, 

Sale of brick. 

Sale of shingles. 



Total receipts. 

Bonds, 

Cemetery. 

Cemetery trust fund. 

Chandler building. 

City hall. 

County tax. 

Fire department. 

Garbage, 

Highways. 

Interest, 

Lights, 

Macadamizing, 

Miscellaneous, 

Moths. 

Notes payable, 

Pauper, 

Police, 

Public library, 

Printing, 

Salaries, 

Schools. 



CR. 



$ 800 


00 


100 


00 




19 


46 


32 


128 


00 


3 


00 


5 


73 


12 


10 


14 


21 


23 


87 


4 


45 


$164,040 


79 


$9,000 


00 


2,181 


60 


1,900 


00 


779 


04 


2,074 


44 


9,675 


71 


4,998 


21 


1,099 


93 


6,360 


71 


5,695 


63 


6,480 


96 


977 


40 


1,526 


08 


323 


75 


20,000 


00 


1,511 


12 


6,638 


52 


1,175 


76 


587 


85 


6,345 


42 


28,082 


44 



46 

Sidewalks. 
State tax, 
Water works, 
Cemetery gate fund. 
Sundries, Items : 
Band concerts. 
Memorial day, 
Municipal water supply. 
Repairs on public buildings, 
Special highway, 
Street sprinkling. 
Soldiers aid. 
Enrollment. 

Noble pines and playgrounds. 
Cash on hand February 28. 1918, 

Total. 



$ 7,201 


17 


10,693 


00 


17,705 


58 


500 


00 


250 


00 


250 


00 


3,115 


00 


17 


30 


1,219 


25 


50 


00 


48 


00 


157 


00 


500 


00 


4,919 


83 


$164,040 


79 


AVEN Doe, 




City Treasurer. 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEER OF THE 

POOR. 



SOMERSWORTH. X. H., March 1, 1918. 

To His Honor, the Maijor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit my third annual re- 
port as Overseer of the Poor for the fiscal year ending 
February 28, 1918. The itemized account of this de- 
partment, as taken from the books of the City Clerk, 
will be found on another page of this report. The 
amount of $48 has been paid out on Soldiers' Aid. 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES. 

Pauper account, $1,515 12 

Respectfully submitted. 

P. M. Gagne. 
Overseer of the Poor. 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR. 



SoMERSWORTH, N. H., March 1, 1918. 

To His Honor, the Maijor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : In accordance with the ordinance of 

the City, I herewith submit to you my report of col- 
lections for the year 1917. 

Tax list submitted for collection, $97,122 90 

Balance due from 1916, 263 35 

Added valuation and interest, 180 84 

Brown tail moths. 23 00 



Total amount. $97,590 09 

Abatements by assessors, 195 82 



$97,394 27 
Uncollected taxes, 136 87 



$97,257 40 
Less commission, 1,215 71 



Amount due City, $96,041 69 

Paid City Treasurer, $96,041 69 

To abatements made by Assessors for the following 
causes and amounts : 

Left City, twenty-three, $ 46 00 

Over-valued property, 56 63 

Dead, one, 2 00 

Paid elsewhere, eleven, 22 00 

Bank stock, 3 56 

Over age, five, 10 00 

Duplicate on polls, four, 8 00 

Sick, unable to pay, one, 2 00 



49 

Under age, two. 
Mortgage, 
Stock in trade, 
Duplicate on property, 







^ $ 


4 


00 








4 


01 








12 


48 


)erty, 






25 


14 




$ 


195 


82 


Respectfully submitted, 








Michael 


O'M ALLEY 








Tax 


Collector 





REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING. 



SOMERSWORTH. N. H., March 1, 1918. 

To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Comicil of the 
City of Somersworth: 

Gentlemen : I herewith submit my report for the 
year ending February 28, 1918. During the year I 
have inspected 26 sewer connections. This number 
includes the tapping of sewer mains in streets and ex- 
tension of such sewer service, previously placed in 
buildings for the proper drainage of the several toilet 
and sanitary fixtures placed therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eugene J. Morin, 

Plumbing Inspector. 



CITY MARSHAL'S REPORT. 



SoMERSWORTH, N. H,, March 1, 1918. 

To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : I herewith submit the annual report of 
the Police Department of the City of Somersworth, 
showing its doings from March 1, 1917, to March 1, 
1918, the number of arrests, what for, and how dis- 
posed of. 
Whole number of arrests, 346 

WHAT ARRESTED FOR. 

Drunkenness. 191 

Disorderly house. 3 

Breaking and entering, 13 

Selling liquor without a license, 6 

Trespassing. 14 

Threatening to do bodily harm, 2 

Keeping liquor for sale, 3 

Stubborn child, 1 

Assault, 12 

Violating street traffic ordinance, 2 

Bastardy, 1 
Operating an automobile without registration 

certificate or license, 3 

Profanity, 1 

Escaped prisoner, 3 

Street walker, 1 
Operating an automobile under the influence 

of liquor. 8 

Manslaughter, 1 

Lascivious conduct, 1 

Over-speeding an automobile, 2 

Operating an automobile without a license, 5 



52 

Idle person, 2 

Cruelty to horse, 3 

Non-support, 5 
Operating an automobile recklessly, 

Illegal sale of ice cream, 4 

Obtaining- money under false pretenses, 2 

Failed to register, 1 
Operating a motorcycle without registration 

certificate. 1 

Brawl and tumult, 7 

Disorderly conduct, 2 
Operating an automobile without registration 

certificate, 3 

Operating an automobile without lights lighted, 1 
Refusing to stop an automobile upon signal of 

officer, 2 

Larceny, 18 

Indecent conduct, 1 

Gambling, 8 

Defrauding, 2 

Cruelty to child, 1 

Absent without leave, 1 

Common drunkard, 1 

Failed to return questionnaire, 1 

Total, 346 

now DISPOSED OF. 

Committed, 53 

Paid fines, 59 

Sentence suspended during good behavior, 101 

Dismissed. 11 

Discharged, 13 

Sentenced to State Industrial School, 6 

Fine suspended upon payment of costs, 28 



53 

Mittimus, call of Marshal, 25 

Continued for sentence, 18 

Held for Superior Court, 8 
Sentence suspended upon payment of fine and 

costs, 2 

Appealed, 3 

Arrested for Boston, Mass., probation officer, 1 

Arrested for United States Government, 3 

Nol-prossed, 3 

Placed on file, 9 

Arrested for Boston, Mass., police, 1 

Furnished bonds to keep the peace, 2 



Total. 346 

Lodgers, 258 

Lights out. 72 

Doors found open, 37 

Respectfully submitted, 

Guy C. Reeve, 

City Marshal. 



MUNICIPAL COURT. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., March 1, 1918. 

To His Honor, the Mmjor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit the report of the 
business of the Municipal Court of the City of Somers- 
worth, from March 1, 1917, to March 1, 1918. 

CRIMINAL DOCKET. 
Whole number arraigned, 314 

OFFENCES. 



Drunkenness, 


191 


Assault and battery, 


12 


Disorderly house. 


3 


Breaking and entering. 


1 


Selling liquor without license, 


6 


Trespassing, 


14 


Threatening to do bodily harm, 


2 


Keeping liquor for sale, 


3 


Violating street traffic ordinance, 


2 


Bastardy, 


1 


Operating automobile without license or regis- 




tration certificate, 


3 


Profanity, 


1 


Street walker, 


1 


Operating an automobile while under the in- 




fluence of liquor, 


8 


Manslaughter, 


1 


Over-speeding, 


2 


Operating without license. 


5 


Idle person. 


2 


Cruelty to horse. 


3 



55 

Non-support, 5 
Reckless driving, 7 
Disorderly conduct, 2 
Illegal sale of ice cream, 4 
Obtaining money under false pretenses, 2 
Brawl and tumult, 7 
Operating automobile without registration cer- 
tificate, 4 
Operating automobile without lights, 1 
Refusing to stop when signalled by an officer, 2 
Larceny. 8 
Indecent conduct. 1 
Gambling. 1 
Defrauding, 2 
Common drunkard. 1 
Lascivious conduct, 1 
Carrying a dangerous weapon, J. 
Stealing horse, 1 
Keeping gambling place, 1 
Surety of peace. 1 

HOW DISPOSED OF. 

Appealed, 2 

Sentenced to jail and suspended, 2 

Sentenced to jail and committed, 2 
Sentenced to jail, mittimus to issue at call of 

Marshal, 2 

Sentenced to house of correction, committed, 18 

Sentenced to house of correction, suspended, 5 
Sentenced to house of correction, mittimus to 

issue at call of Marshal, 6 
Fine and costs, mittimus to issue at call of 

Marshal, 17 
Fine and costs, mittimus to issue at call of the 

Marshal and called for, 2 



56 

Fines and costs, sentence suspended during 
good behavior; afterwards brought forward, 
put into effect and paid, 8 

Fines and costs, sentence suspended during 

good behavior, 78 

Furnished bonds to keep the peace, 2 

Continued for sentence, 11 

Fine and costs ; not paid, and committed to 

house of correction, 27 

Fine and costs; not paid, afterwards released, 

and paid, 1 

Fine and costs; sentence suspended during 
good behavior, afterwards brought for- 
ward, not paid, and committed to house of 
correction, 15 

Held for Superior Court and committed to jail, 5 

Held for Superior Court and bail furnished, 1 

Fine and costs ; fine suspended, on payment of 

costs, 30 

Placed on file, 9 

Discharged, 9 

Paid fines, 57 

Nol prossed, 3 

Dismissed, 1 

JUVENILE DOCKET. 

Whole number arraigned, 8 

OFFENCES. 

stubborn child, 1 

Larceny. 3 

Breaking, entering, and larceny, 4 

HOW DISPOSED OF. 

Paid, 2 

Committed to Industrial School, 4 

Put under care of Probation Officer, 2 



57 

CIVIL DOCKET. 

Whole number entered, 4 

AMOUNT RECEIVED AS FOLLOWS. 

Received for fines and costs, etc., $1,856 53 

Whole amount received and on hand, 1,856 53 

PAID OUT. 

For witness fees, $ 726 71 

To City Treasurer. 904 42 

Cash on hand March 1. 1918. 225 40 



Whole amount paid out and on hand, $1,856 53 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph E. Cote, Jr., 
Clerk of Municipal Court. 



CITY MESSENGER'S REPORT. 



SoMERSWORTH, N. H., March 1, 1918. 
To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : I herewith submit my report for the 
fiscal year ending February 28, 1918. 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

March, 1917, $ 332 50 

Rental of Opera House for the month of 

April, 1917. 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

May, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

June, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

July, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

August, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

September, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

October, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

November, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

December, 1917, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

January, 1918, 
Rental of Opera House for the month of 

February, 1918, 

Total, $3,840 50 



365 


CO 


370 


50 


325 


00 


185 


00 


170 


00 


342 


50 


390 


CO 


325 


00 


397 


50 


365 


00 


272 


50 



59 

Cash on hand March 1. 1917. $ 37 50 



Grand total, $3,878 00 

Turned in to City Treasurer, $3,878 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph O. Paquette, 

City Messenger. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., May 15. 1918. 
To His Honor, the Manor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : We hereby certify that we have ex- 
amined the books and vouchers of the City Clerk, and 
find same kept in form prescribed by ordinance. We 
have also examined the books of the City Treasurer 
and find same to be correctly cast and all moneys due 
the City properly accounted for. 

We have examined the books of the Superintendent 
of Water Works, the Superintendent of Forest Glade 
Cemetery, the Tax Collector, and the City Messenger, 
finding the accounts of each department to agree with 
those of the City Clerk and City Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fred K. Wentworth, 
John B. Morin, 

Auditors. 



SCHEDULE OF CITY PROPERTY. 



City hall building and furnishings, 


$ 30,000 00 


Chandler building. 


12,000 00 


Public library, 


6,000 00 


Schoolhouses and property, 


90,000 00 


Land and buildings, Pleasant Street, 


2,600 00 


Engine House. Prospect Street, , 


1,500 00 


Engine House, Main Street, 


1,000 00 


Fire apparatus. 


4,200 00 


Engine House, Washington Street. 


1,000 00 


Storehouse and land. 


1,000 00 


Water Works system. 


193,700 00 


Sewers, 


128,000 00 


Stone crusher plant. 


50 00 


Steam road roller. 


3,000 CO 


Road machine, plow and harrow. 


250 00 


Snow plows, 


345 00 


Scraper, 


30 00 


Jigger, derrick, pump, 


5 J 00 


Shovels, picks, etc., 


80 00 


Two-horse roller, 


50 CO 


Receiving tomb. 


1.700 00 


Chapel, 


10,000 00 


Forest Glade Cemetery, 


3.500 00 


Total, 


$490,055 00 



GENERAL DEBT BONDS. 



List of General Debt Bonds outstanding, and the 
date of their maturity. Total amount of bonds, 
$63,000. 

1918, October 1, pay interest, $ 2,480 00 

pay bonds, 63,000 00 



$63,000 00 



WATER WORKS BONDS. 



List of Water Works Bonds and the date of their 
maturity. Total amount of bonds, $132,000. 
1918. October 1, pay interest on balance of 

bonds, $ 5,280 00 

pay on account of bonds, 132,000 00 



Total, $132,000 00 



VALUATION. 



Real estate, $2,479,305 00 

Horses, 36,285 00 

Oxen, 225 00 

Cows, 11,215 00 

Neat stock, 410 00 

Hogs, * 196 00 

Hens, 375 00 

Carriages and automobiles, 48,475 00 

Wood and lumber, not stock in trade, 9,000 00 

Municipal bonds and notes, 85,396 00 

Stock in national banks, 70,250 00 

Money at interest, 169,066 94 

Stock in trade, 475,570 00 

Mills, machinery, and factories, 1,632,125 00 

Non-residents' bank stock, 46,700 00 



Total, $5,064,593 94 

1686 polls at $2.00 each, $3,372 00 



STATEMENT AS MADE UP FROM THE 
BOOKS OF THE CITY CLERK. 



Salaries. 



Fred H. Brown, mayor, $ 425 00 

Haven Doe, city treasurer, 400 00 

Edward G. Letourneaii, street commissioner, 312 50 

Polycarpe Tardif, street commissioner, 250 00 

Fred A. Houle, city clerk, 949 96 

Joseph O. Paquette, city messenger, 699 96 

Fred A. Houle, help hired, city clerk's office. 300 00 

Napoleon Leduc, M. D., city physician, 100 00 

Clement P. Roy, assessor and clerk, 225 00 

William Perron, assessor, 175 00 

Daniel Leary, assessor, 175 00 

Sidney F. Stevens, judge of municipal court. 400 00 

Joseph E. Cote, Jr., clerk of municipal court, 200 00 

Thomas J. Dougherty, M. D., probation officer, 100 00 

Christopher H. Wells, city solicitor, 400 00 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, sanitary officer, 300 00 

Peter M. Gagne, overseer of the poor, 250 00 

Fred K. Wentworth, auditor, 40 00 

John B. Morin, auditor, 40 00 

Eugene J. Morin, plumbing inspector, 50 00 

Edward H. Farley, chief engineer, 70 00 

Thomas C. Joyal. first assistant engineer, 60 00 

Timothy Collins, second assistant engineer, 60 00 

Frank H. Gilbert, clock winder, 45 00 

Michael O'Malley. supervisor ward 1. 30 00 

Alfred Begin, supervisor ward 2, 30 00 

Alfred St. Laurent, supervisor ward 3, 30 00 

John J. Duffy, supervisor ward 4, 30 00 

Eugene C. Houle, supervisor ward 5, 30 00 

Elisha C. Andrews, moderator ward 1, 6 00 



65 

Frederick S. Wiggin, moderator ward 2, 
Thomas C. Joyal, moderator ward 3, 
Edward H. Farley, moderator ward 4, 
Napoleon Lavoie, moderator ward 5, 
Joseph A. Metivier. selectman ward 1, 
John W. Morrill, selectman ward 1, 
Gedeon Turcotte. selectman ward 1, 
Amedee Cote, selectman ward one. 
Arthur J. Leary, selectman ward 2, 
Stephen D. Hourihane, selectman ward 2, 
Lorenzo D. Otis, selectman ward 2, 
Peter Deschenes, selectman ward 2, 
Wilfrid Cote, selectman ward 3, 
Peter Doyon, selectman ward 3, 
Patrick E. Hourihane, selectman ward 3, 
Peter Chasse, selectman ward 3, 
Joseph Caderette, selectman ward 3, 
Henry Routhier, selectman ward four, 
Jerry Murray, selectman ward 4, 
Ovide Nadeau, selectman ward 4, 
Elzear Vachon. selectm.an ward 4, 
Thomas F. Mullen, selectman ward 5. 
Freddie J. Fortier, selectman ward 5, 
Samuel N. Wicks, selectman ward 5, 
Harold P. Reynolds, selectman ward 5, 
Arthur C. Plante, ward clerk ward 1, 
Edward N. El well, ward clerk ward 2, 
Alfred Roberge, ward clerk ward 3, 
Joseph G. Letourneau, ward clerk ward 4, 
James F. Lawler, ward clerk ward 5, 
Omer Raymond, ballot inspector, ward 1, 
Harry T. Bowden, ballot inspector ward 1, 
John E. Weeden, ballot inspector ward 1, 
Raymond Wentworth, ballot inspector ward 1, 
Gedeon Cote, ballot inspector ward 2, 



6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


CO 


3 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


o 


00 


3 


00 



3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 



66 

Edward McKeon, ballot inspector ward 2, 

Victor Nadeau, ballot inspector ward 2, 

Samuel W. Dixon, ballot inspector ward 2, 

Alphonse Carignan, ballot inspector ward 3. 

Edward Roy, ballot inspector ward 3, 

Lewis E. Mellen, ballot inspector ward 3, 

Harry R. Smith, ballot inspector ward 3, 

Walter L. Hanagan, ballot inspector ward 4, 

Oliver St. Laurent, ballot inspector ward 4, 

Louis Gagne, ballot inspector ward 4, 

Emile Boucher, ballot inspector ward 4, 3 00 

Samuel N. Wicks, ballot inspector ward 5, 3 00 

George Heon, ballot inspector ward 5, 3 00 

Theodore Bilodeau, ballot inspector ward 5, 3 00 

Everett E. Libby, ballot inspector ward 5, 3 00 

Joseph Bernier, gate tender ward 3, 

Archille Gosselin, gate tender ward 3, 

Edgar Gagnon, gate tender ward 3, 

Cyrille Vallee, gate tender ward 4, 

James J. Hanagan, gate tender ward 4. 

Thomas Hanagan, gate tender ward 4, 

Reuben Bergeron, gate tender ward 5. 

Adelard Fournier, gate tender ward 5, 

Telesphore St. Laurent, gate tender ward 5, 

Total expenditures. 
Transferred to City treasury, 

Total, 
Appropriation, 



3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


o 


00 


$6,420 


42 


144 


58 


$6,565 


00 


$6,565 


00 



Liquor Licenses Account. 

Receipts, 1916, $4,151 50 



67 
Receipts. 1917. 



Transferred to schools account, 
Transferred to highways account. 
Transferred to fire account. 
Transferred to macadam account. 
Transferred to interest account. 
Transferred to Chandler building 

account. 292 37 

Transferred to sidewalks account, 1,335 25 





$ 277 42 




$4,428 92 


353 40 




439 10 




462 68 




974 15 




67 12 





Total, $4,428 92 



Fire Department. 

Deluge Hose Co., No. 1. pay roll, services. 
Alert Hose Co., No. 2, pay roll, services, 
Deluge Hose Co., No. 3, pay roll, services, 
Conqueror Hose Co., No. 4, pay roll, services. 
Rescue Hook and Ladder Co., pay roll, services, 
Alfred St. Laurent, stock and labor on fire 

alarm system, 
The C. C. C. Fire Hose and Rubber Co., hose, 
Michael Chasse, labor on fire alarm, 
Alfred St. Laurent, care of fire alarm system. 
John B. Morin, supplies, 
Alfred Bernier, labor on fire alarm, 
Frank Deschenes, stock and labor on fire 

alarm, 
Straflford-York Gas Co., gas, 
Somersworth Water Works, water rent, 
C. Everett Ricker, supplies. 
New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., 

service, 18 00 



$ 640 


00 


640 


CO 


640 


00 


440 


00 


, 840 


00 


650 


35 


473 


CO 


88 


21 


75 


00' 


72 


00 


36 


67 


35 


72 


30 


10 


30 


00 


26 


53 



68 

Albert A. Tapscott, stock and labor, 

Paul Breton, fuel, engine houses, 

Charles J. McGuinness, auto service at 

brush fires, 
A. Carter & Son, supplies, 
Preston Auto Co., auto service 
E. E. Blake, repairs, 
Clement P. Roy, supplies, 
Benjamin F. Hanson, team hire. 
United Baptist Church, use of bell, 
Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 
Joseph Plante, supplies, 
Albert A. Tapscott, auto service. 
Willie E. Ross, auto service, 
Michael J. Leary, auto service, 
Samuel D. Edgerly, auto service, 
Joseph U. Gagnon, hauling hose wagon, New 

Dam fire, 
Ludger Bolduc, hauling hose carriage, 
George E. Perreault, auto service at Worster 

brush fire, 
Standard Oil Co. of N. Y., supplies, 
Joseph Turgeon, auto service, 
John E. Hussey, auto service, 
Louis Couture, hauling hose carriage to 

Lassonde fire, 3 00 

Ainiee Nadeau, auto service at Rogers brush 

fire, 3 00 

Henry Routhier, labor at Rogers brush fire, 3 00 

Gilbert & St. Hilaire, auto service at brush 

fires, 3 00 

Joseph Rousseau, repairs, 2 50 

Gedeon Turcotte, labor at New Dam fires, 2 40 

Michael Riley, labor at New Dam fires, 2 40 

William McKeon, labor at New Dam fires, 2 40 



17 


35 


16 


51 


14 


CO 


10 


75 


10 


25 


10 


00 


9 


22 


8 


25 


5 


00 


4 


61 


4 


12 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


3 


75 


3 


50 


3 


50 


o 


00 


o 
•J 


00 



69 

James J. Casey, labor at New Dam fires, 
John B. Nute, repairs, 
Clement P. Roy, auto service, Martin fire, 
Timothy J. Cullinane, auto service at brush 

fire, 
Fred Legro. auto service at brush fire, 
Joseph Gagnon, labor at Lapointe fire, 
Gedeon Turcotte, labor at Lapointe fire, 
William Bernier. auto service, 
James D. Kennedy, watchman, July 4th, 
Alfred J. Turcotte, watchman, July 4th, 
Sylvester L. Curley, watchman, July 4th, 
Joseph G. Letourneau, auto service, New 

Dam fire, 
John E. Hussey, auto service, New Dam fire, 
Elmer E. Hussey, labor at Lassonde fire, 
Omer Raymond, labor at Lassonde fire, 
Berwick Steam Laundry Co., auto service at 

New Dam fire, 2 00 

Charles J. McGuinness, auto service at New 

Dam fire, 2 00 

Peter Dumond, labor on fire alarm, 2 00 

Ephrem Boucher, repairs, 2 00 

Twin State Gas & Electric Co., supplies. 1 92 

Alfred J. Turcotte, stock and labor, 1 80 

Joseph Vachon, trucking, 1 75 

Edwin J. York, lumber, 1 52 

Joseph Joyal, repairs to hose wagon, 1 50 

Amedee Genest, labor on fire alarm, 1 25 

Samuel Bernstein, hauling hose wagon, 1 00 

Philip Cohen, hauling hose carriage, 1 00 

Michael Riley, labor at Lapointe fire, 1 00 

Michael Ball, labor at Lapointe fire, 1 00 

Edward Leary, labor at Lapointe fire, 1 00 

Michael P. Flanagan, labor at Lapointe fire, 1 00 



2 


40 


2 


40 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 



70 

Harold P. Reynolds, labor at Lapointe fire, $ 1 00 

Patrick E. Hourihane, labor at Lapointe fire. 1 00 

Thomas Hourihane, labor at Lapointe fire, 1 00 

Samuel W. Dixon, stock and labor, 75 
The Gamewell Fire Alarm and Telegraph 

Co., supplies, 70 
Harold P. Reynolds, labor at Rogers brush 

fire, 69 
Charles J. McGuinness, labor at Rogers 

brush fire, 60 

Daniel Donovan, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Charles J. King, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Samuel D. Edgerly, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 
Edward Flanagan, labor at Rogers brush 

fire, 60 

Fred Vickery, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

John Mullen, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

James Riley, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

John P. Murnane, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Cyrille Vallee, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Gedeon Turcotte, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

John Mills, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 
George J. Lauzon, labor at Rogers brush 

fire, 60 

John Adams, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Joseph Joyal, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Joseph A. Gagne, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

James J. Casey, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Ray Chick, labor at Rogers brush fire, 60 

Joseph Loughlin, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 
James A. Flanagan, labor at Rogers brush 

fire, 40 
Patrick E. Hourihane, labor at Rogers brush 

fire, 40 

Thomas Hourihane, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 



71 

Lloyd P. Foss, labor at Rogers brush fire, $ 40 

Frank P. Kearns, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 

Charles M. Farley, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 

Peter Gilbert, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 

Michael Guy, labor at Rogers brush fire. 40 

W. Ashton Horn, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 

Omer Nadeau, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 

Harry T. Bowden, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 

Michael Riley, labor at Rogers brush fire, 40 

Edward H. Farley, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Thomas C. Joyal. labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

p]d\vard L. Flanagan, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Harold P. Reynolds, labor at Mayo brush fire. 40 

Harry T. Bowden, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Lloyd P. Foss, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Samuel W. Dixon, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Leo B. Decatur, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Milton Wheeler, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Thomas Hourihane. labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

John Mullen, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Samuel D. Edgetly. labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

William McKeon. labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Daniel F. Sullivan, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Gedeon Turcotte, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

John Mills, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Michael Ball, labor at Mayo brush fire. 40 
Edward H. Farley, labor at Worster brush 

fire. 40 

Ralph Chick, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 

William Folsom, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 

Daniel F. Sullivan, labor at Worster brush fire. 40 
Edward L. Flanagan, labor at Worster brush 

fire, 40 

Harry D. Ledger, labor at Worster brush fire. 40 

John Hodsdon, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 



72 

Michael Chasse, labor at Worster brush fire, $ 40 

Ernest Doyon, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 

Ernest Demers, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 

Frank P. Kearns, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 
Harold P. Reynolds, labor at Worster brush 

fire, 40 

John Mullen, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 

Albert Ross, labor at Worster brush fire, 40 

Edward Leary, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Joseph Joyal, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Fred Couture, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Harry D. Ledger, labor at Mayo brush fire. 40 

Amedee Cote, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Peter Lessard, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Joseph Gagne, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Patrick Quinlan, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 
Charles J. McGuinness, labor at Mayo brush 

fire, 40 

Ralph Chick, labor at Mayo brush fire, 40 

Edward H. Farley, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

G. Fred Hodsdon, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Harry D. Ledger, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Michael Guy, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Harry Hodsdon, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Walter L. Hanagan, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Peter Lessard, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Michael J. Leary, labor at Rogers brush fire. 20 

John Ryan, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

William Berry, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Peter E. Tremblay, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

John E. Hanagan, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Patrick Quinlan, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Alfred Perreault, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

James D. Kennedy, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 

Willie E. Ross, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 



io 

Omer Raymond, labor at Rogers brush fire $ 20 

Daniel F. Sullivan, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 
Ralph C. Kimmens, labor at Rogers brush 

fire, 20 

John Hodsdon, labor at Rogers brush fire. 20 

Elmer E. Hussey, labor at Rogers brush fire, 20 



Total expenditures, $5,000 68 

Appropriation, $4,500 00 
Receipts, State of New Hampshire, forest 

fires, 38 00 

Transferred from liquor license account. 462 68 



Total. $5,000 68 



City Hall Account. 

TAvin State Gas & Electric Co., lighting, $ 558 32 

Alfred St. Laurent, electrician at opera house, 301 50 

Laurent J. Gaudreau. insurance, 300 70 

Paul Breton, coal, 182 75 

Ruel & Co., coal, 179 65 

Richards & Co., coal. 176 71 

Seth W. Jones, theatre license, 75 00 

Strafi"ord-York Gas Co., gas, 70 93 

Alfred St. Laurent, supplies, 55 69 

Edwin J. York, coal. 18 00 

Joseph Lefebvre, special officer at opera house, 17 00 

Somersworth Grocery Co., supplies, 16 05 

Charles J. McGuinness. supplies, 15 75 

West Disinfecting Co., supplies, 15 00 

Joseph Sirois, special officer at opera house, 13 00 

Clement P. Roy, supplies, 7 86 

Cleanodor Company, supplies, 7 77 



74 

The Pioneer Manufacturing Co., supplies, 

C. Everett Ricker, stock and labor, 

Joseph Plante, supplies, 

James A. Kearns. supplies, 

Albert A. Tapscott, stock and labor. 

George Vachon, trucking, 

Wimpfheimer & Co., supplies, 

Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 

Frank Deschenes, stock and labor, 

American Dye House, repairs, 

Mrs. Edward Magnon, brooms, 

Joseph O. Paquette, stock and labor, 

John B. Morin, supplies, 

Joseph Vachon, trucking, 

American Express Co., expressage, 

A. Carter & Son. supplies. 

Total expenditures. 
Transferred to sidewalks account, 

Total, 
Receipts, 



$ 7 


75 


6 


30 


5 


83 


5 


15 


4 


90 


4 


50 


4 


40 


4 


05 


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O 


60 


3 


CO 


o 


00 


2 


20 


1 


50 


1 


28 




50 




30 


$2,069 


94 


1,808 


06 


$3,878 


00 


$3,878 


CO 



Police Account. 

Ckiy C. Reeve, city marshal. $ 969 73 

Joseph G. Deshaies, assistant marshal, 888 00 

J. Benjamin Faucher, officer, 864 00 

Alfred Fournier. officer, 864 00 

Frank Deschenes, officer, 639 00 

Emile Boucher, officer, 457 85 

Napoleon Daigle, officer, 413 64 

Oliver Morin, special officer, 267 60 

James Brunelle, special officer, 215 40 



Thomas Brennan, special officer, $ 184 G4 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., 

service, 
Peter Maniuis. special officer, 
Fortunat J. Gagnon, commissioner and clerk. 
Henry C. Harden, commissioner, 
J. Godfrey Hammond, commissioner, 
Twin wState Gas & Electric Co., lighting, 
Albert Vachon. special officer, 
Joseph Lefebvre, special officer. 
Joseph Sirois. special officer. 
The Sweetser-Sanborn Co., supplies, 
The Free Press Publishing Co., printing and 

supplies, 
Alfred St. Laurent, repairs, 
Frank Deschenes, stock and labor. 
Clement P. Roy. supplies, 
John E. Sullivan, P. M., supplies, 
R. Howard Ray. supplies, 
C. Everett Ricker, repairs. 
Preston Auto Co., service, 
Philippe Gagnon, special officer, 
Bert Wentworth, supplies. 
Edwin W. Folsom, supplies, 
James L. Stone, repairs, 
Charles Morrison, repairs. 
Nellie E. Kearns, services, typewriting annual 

report. 
Ba.ss & Co.. one directory. 
Evariste Turcotte, special officer, 
Thomas ]\[ullen, special officer, 
Fred Perreault. special officer. 
Pierre Doyon, special officer. 
Arthur Laliberte, special officer, 
Henry Routhier. special officer. 



176 


71 


172 


81 


75 


0) 


50 


00 


50 


00 


52 


64 


46 


97 


42 


60 


42 


60 


21 


00 


20 


75 


18 


^" 


16 


55 


11 


37 


10 


62 


8 


25 


7 


63 


4 


75 


4 


73 


4 


45 


4 


10 


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00 


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00 




00 


2 


50 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 



76 

Alcide GoLilet, special officer, $ 2 00 

J. Alex Lanctot, supplies, 1 80 

Traffic Sign and Signal Co., supplies, 1 50 

Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 1 14 

Morin's Garage, service, 1 00 

William E. Fellows, service, 1 00 
Napoleon Leduc, M. D., medicine to prisoners, 1 00 

Albert A. Tapscott, repairs. 75 

Joseph Vachon, trucking. 50 

Ralph Mathews, service. 50 



Total expenditures. $6,640 27 

Transferred to sidewalks account, 3,359 73 



Total, $10,000 00 

By appropriation. 10.000 00 



Forest Glade Cemetery. 

Lorenzo D. Otis, superintendent and clerk's 

services, 
Leonard Norris, labor. 
Aaron Gray, labor, 
Lorenzo D. Otis, team hire, 
Peter Fontaine, labor. 
Arthur Norris, labor. 
Henry Fillion. labor, 
Warren Cartier, labor. 
Charles Jenness, labor. 
Frank P. Mack, labor. 
George S. Ramsburg, supplies. 
Somersworth Grain Co.. supplies. 
John Paradis, labor, 
Henry Routhier, labor. 



$ 775 


50 


262 


62 


248 


'>7 


119 


60 


94 


00 


86 


50 


85 


25 


52 


CO 


44 


00 


44 


00 


33 


30 


30 


20 


27 


00 


24 


00 



77 

Arthur Stackpole, supplies, 
Daniel Cronin. labor, 
Charles Robinson, labor, 
Arthur Leary, labor. 
Gedeon Cote, labor, 
John Nadeau, labor, 
Alfred Lemieux, labor, 
Sweetser-Sanborn Co.. supplies, 
John Stanton, labor, 
The Rand Co., supplies, 
John E. Sullivan. P. M.. supplies. 
Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 
Joseph Cote, labor, 
William Lowd, labor, 
Benjamin F. Hanson, team hire, 
William H. Wilder, supplies, 
Nellie E. Kearns, compiling and 

annual report. 
The Free Press Publishing Co., 

supplies, 
James W. Murray, supplies, 
John F. Beamis, supplies, 
Fred Griffin, labor. 
Charles H. Harmon, supplies. 

Total expenditures. 
Transferred to City treasury, 

Total. 
By trust fund income. 
By cemetery income. 
By appropriation. 

Total. 





$ 22 50 




20 00 




20 00 




20 00 




20 00 




20 00 




20 00 




18 85 




18 00 




12 87 




12 12 




10 47 




10 00 




6 00 




5 00 




4 50 


typewriting 




4 00 


printing and 




3 80 




3 00 




2 00 




1 25 




40 




$2,181 60 




45 46 




$2,227 06 


$ 754 71 




672 35 




800 00 






$2,227 06 



78 

Moths Account. 

Michael J. Stanton, spraying City's trees, $ 300 00 
Michael J. Stanton, removing brown-tail moths 

from private owners' trees, 23 75 

Total expenditures, $ 323 75 

Transferred from City treasury, $ 323 75 



Memorial Day. 

Littlefield Post, No. 8, G. A. R., $ 250 00 

Appropriation, $ 250 00 



County Tax. 

Frank N. French, treasurer. $9,675 71 

Appropriation, $9,675 71 



Soldiers' Aid. 

Alonzo W. Elliott, aid, $ 48 00 

Transferred to City treasury, 2 00 



Total. $ 50 00 

Appropriation. $ 50 00 



Miscellaneous Licenses Account. 

Central Park theatre. $ 110 00 

Pool table licenses, 90 00 

Junk dealers' licenses, 75 00 

Peddlers' licenses, 28 00 



79 
Bowling alley license, $ 30 00 



Total. $ 333 00 

Transferred to City treasury, $ 333 00 



Printing. 

The Free Press Publishing Co.. printing and 

supplies, $ 519 10 

George G. Neal, binding City Reports, 49 50 

E. R. Willett. printing and supplies, 19 25 



Total expenditures. $ 587 85 

Transferred to City treasury, 12 15 



$ 600 00 
Appropriation. $ 600 00 



Notes Payable. 

Somersworth Savings Bank, $20,000 00 

Total. $20,000 00 



State Tax. 

Paid John W. Plummer, state treasurer, 

(railroad tax). 
Paid John W. Plummer, state treasurer, 

Mexican border tax. 
Transferred to schools account, 
Transferred to City treasury. 

Total, $12,051 89 

Received from state, railroad tax, $2,095 09 
Received from insurance tax, 36 00 



$9,435 


00 


1,258 


00 


458 


64 


900 


25 



80 

Received from savings bank tax, S9,462 16 
Received from literary fund, 458 64 

$12,051 89 



Municipal Water Supply. 

Somersworth Water Works, $3,115 00 

Appropriation, $3,115 00 



Street Sprinkling. 

Joseph U. Gagnon, sprinkling streets, $ 50 00 

Transferred to sidewalks account, 350 00 



Total, $ 400 00 

Appropriation, $ 400 00 



Street Lights. 

Twin State Gas & Electric Co., service, $6,480 96 

Transferred to City treasury, 269 04 



Total, $6,750 00 

Appropriation, $6,750 00 



Water Works Bonds. 

Old Colony Trust Co., $4,000 00 

Appropriation, ' 4,000 00 



Garbage Account. 

Ludger Bolduc, services as collector of 

garbage, $1,099 93 



81 

Transferred to City treasury, $ 07 



Total, $1,100 00 

Appropriation. $1,100 00 



General Debt Bonds. 

Old Colony Trust Co.. $5,000 00 

Appropriation, $5,000 00 



Interest on Notes and General Indebtedness 

Bonds. 

Somersworth Savings Bank. $2,975 63 

Old Colony Trust Co., 2,720 00 



Total. $5,695 63 

Appropriation on bonds, $2,720 00 

Appropriation on notes, 2,908 51 

Transferred from liquor licenses 

account, 67 12 



Total, $5,695 63 



Dog Licenses Account. 

Receipts. $ 198 41 

Transferred to school account, $ 198 41 



Public Library Account. 

Alice M. Emery, librarian, $ 436 00 

Albert H. Hall, supplies, 197 79 

Paine Furniture Co.. supplies. 100 00 



82 

City of Somersworth. heating for season, 

1916-1917, 
Lucy A. Pierce, supplies, 
Fortunat J. Gagnon, insurance, 
Charles L. Chick, services as janitor, 
Twin State Gas & Electric Co., lighting. 
H. W. Wilson Co., supplies. 
The Free Press Publishing Co.. printing and 

supplies, 
J. F. Temple, repairs, 
Mildred Kinsman, assistant librarian, 
Charles J. McGuinness, supplies, 
Bass & Co., one directory. 
The American Press, supplies. 
Porter E. Sargent, supplies. 

Total expenditures. 
Transferred to City treasury. 



Total, 
Appropriation, 
Library, special. 
Chandler trust fund income. 



Total, $1,273 00 



$ 100 


00 


98 


00 


67 


50 


66 


00 


57 


04 


18 


CO 


7 


75 


5 


50 


5 


00 


3 


40 


2 


50 


2 


00 


1 


80 







$1,168 


28 






104 


72 




$1,273 


00 


$437 


70 






800 


00 






35 


30 







Sidewalks Account. 

D. Chesley & Co., granolithic sidewalk, as per 

contract, $3,201 41 

Pierre Perreault, concreting sidewalks, as 

per contract, 2,956 32 

The Barrett Company, pitch and tar, 312 32 

Lawrence Gas Co., tar, 261 00 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 76 26 



83 

John Brennan, labor, 

Pierre Perreault, labor, 

James Morrison, labor, 

Adolphe Lacourse, labor, 

Willie Landry, labor, 

Louis Pellerin, labor, 

Jeremie Lemelin, labor, 

Fred W. Spence. curbing, 

Joseph Ouelette. labor. 

Alfred Poulin, labor, 

Louis Couture, labor and team, 

William i\L Ames, services, 

Joseph A. Casgrain, labor and team, 

William A. Grover, services, 

Edward Cabana, labor. 

John Paradis, labor, 

Joseph Vachon. labor and team. 

Total expenditures. 

Transferred from liquor licenses 

account. $1,335 25 

Transferred from police account, 3.359 73 
Transferred from City hall 

account, 1,808 06 

Transferred from repairs on public 

buildings account, 282 61 

Transferred from street sprinkling 

account, 350 00 

Transferred from City treasury. 65 52 



$ 69 


CO 


64 


08 


55 


62 


54 


00 


25 


25 


25 


25 


22 


67 


18 


00 


11 


00 


10 


00 


8 


17 


8 


00 


7 


00 


6 


15 


4 


50 


3 


50 


1 


67 


$7,201 


17 



Total, $7,201 17 



Highways Account. 

Joseph A. Casgrain. labor and team. $ 719 07 



84 

Pierre Perreault, labor. $689 77 

James Morrison, labor, 495 42 

Joseph Vachon. labor and team, 428 29 

Adolphe Cote, labor, 349 25 

Adolphe LacoLirse, labor, 290 05 

John Brennan, labor, 207 50 

Michael Hanagan, labor, 174 36 

Louis Gagne, labor, 173 75 

Fred Charrett, labor and team, 140 78 

Henry Fournier. labor. 119 39 

Joseph Michaud, labor, 108 05 

Gilbert & St. Hilaire, labor and team, 107 11 

Louis Pellerin. labor. 93 50 

Louis Couture, labor and team, 91 38 

Edward Letourneau. labor, 85 89 

Charles F. Crockett, labor, 82 50 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, insurance, 82 00 

Alfred Parre, labor, 81 00 

George F. Moore, labor and team, 80 25 

Joseph U. Gagnon, labor and team, 79 53 

Jesse Pv. Home, lumber. 78 43 

Romeo Nadeau, labor. 70 89 

Edwin J. York, lumber, 62 00 

Robert W. Burwell, labor, 60 42 

Ruel & Co., labor and team, 56 00 

Thomas Vachon. labor. 52 86 

Philippe Bergeron, labor, 44 25 

William Hanson, labor. 41 CO 

Walter S. Otis, labor. 37 44 

Henry Goulet, labor. 36 75 

Alfred Demers. labor. 34 78 

Joseph Lachance. labor, 33 00 

Cyrille Vallee, labor, 30 67 

C. Everett Ricker. supplies. 29 76 

Patrick Rilev. labor, 29 50 



85 

Reuben Bergeron, labor, $ 29 33 

Henry Cochrane, labor and team, 27 60 

Joseph Poulin, labor, 27 50 

James Lampes, labor and team, 26 67 

William Dodier. labor, 26 00 

Arthur Madden, labor, 26 00 

Samuel Bernstein, labor and team, 25 25 

John W. Coyle, labor, 24 75 

Azarie B. Jeneau. rent of storehouse, 24 00 

John Thibault, labor. 23 75 

Oscar L. Guptill, labor and team, 20 75 

Pierre Jalbert, labor, 20 75 

Nicholas Collay. rent of storehouse, 20 00 

Joseph Provencal, labor, 19 89 

Frank Varney, labor, 19 75 

John Varney. labor and team, 19 75 

Bert Hussey, labor and team, 19 00 

Joseph Lessard. labor, 17 75 

Jerry Leclerc, labor, 17 14 

Thomas Hanagan. labor, 16 89 

Joshua G. Bragdon, labor and team, 16 00 

Joseph Laliberte, labor, 16 00 

Edmund Barabe, labor, 14 75 

Adelard Poulin, labor. 14 75 

Wilfrid J. Labrie, labor, 14 33 

Patrick Rowan, labor. 14 25 

Frank Martin, labor, 14 12 

Thomas Jacques, labor, 14 00 

Gedeon Cote, labor, 14 00 

John Verville, labor, 14 00 

Auguste Bouchard, gravel, 14 00 

Adjutor Turgeon, labor and team, 13 33 

George Marceau, labor and team, 12 78 

Amedee Cote, labor. 12 50 

Everett Abbott, labor and team, 12 25 



86 

Daniel Cronin, labor, 
Joseph Vezeau, labor, 
Joseph Ouellette, labor, 
Jeremie Lemelin, labor and team, 
Armand Dumond. labor, 
Frank P. Mack, labor, 
Somersworth Grain Co., cement, 
Clement P. Roy, supplies, 
William McKeon, labor, 
John Lambert, labor, 
George Lefebvre, labor, 
Albert Lessard, labor, 
John F. Beamis, labor and team, 
Ephrem Boucher, repairs, 
Warren Cartier, labor, 
Napoleon St. Laurent, labor, 
Arthur Laliberte, labor, 
Alphonse Dumais, labor, 
Joseph Lefebvre, labor. 
Joseph A. Metivier, labor, 
Amedee Genest, labor. 
Ernest S. Foss, labor and team, 
Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 
Adrien Lassonde, labor, 
Joseph Plante, supplies, 
Charles L. Pray, labor, 
Philip Cohen, labor and team, 
Roy Leonard, labor, 
Charles A. Moore, labor, 
Harry Wiseman, labor and team, 
Louis Blanchette, labor, 
John Paradis, labor, 
Winfred S. Ross, supplies, 
Joseph Gaudette, labor, 
Joseph Beaupre, labor, 



12 


25 


12 


00 


11 


83 


11 


66 


11 


25 


11 


25 


10 


85 


10 


54 


10 


25 


10 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


9 


50 


9 


25 


9 


25 


9 


00 


9 


00 


8 


89 


8 


25 


8 


00 


7 


78 


7 


78 


7 


39 


6 


99 


. 6 


75 


6 


25 


6 


25 


6 


00 


6 


00 


5 


75 


5 


50 


5 


00 


4 


50 


4 


50 



87 

James Hanagan, labor, 

Frank Hennessey, labor, 

Emile Turgeon, labor, 

Alfred Drouin, labor, 

Fred Elwell, labor, 

Frank Vachon. labor, 

Henry Drouin. labor, 

John Harrity, labor, 

Cyrille Marquis, labor, 

Joseph Cote, labor, 

Sweetser-Sanborn Co., supplies, 

Emo Bolo. labor. 

Louis Gatti. labor, 

Moses H. Pray, labor, 

Elzear Vachon. labor, 

George Berry, labor, 

George Elwell, labor, 

Paul Breton, labor and team, 

Honore Routhier. labor, 

Arthur Leary, labor, 

Patrick Flanagan, labor, 

Emile Leclerc, labor, 

Arthur Douglas, labor, 

Wilfrid Ouellette, labor, 

Arthur Nadeau, labor, 

Ernest Pease, labor and team, 

Albert A. Tapscott, repairs, 

Bazil Letendre, labor, 

John N, Haines, supplies, 

George E. Perreault, supplies, 

Joseph Fortier. labor. 

Luke Guignard. labor, 

Joseph St. Hilaire, labor, 

Frank Deschenes, stock and labor, 

Louis Normand, repairs. 



4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


50 


4 


39 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


3 


78 


3 


60 


3 


50 


3 


50 


3 


33 


3 


00 


2 


50 


2 


50 


2 


50 


2 


25 


2 


22 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 




75 




75 




70 




50 




35 




30 




25 




25 




25 




24 




23 



88 

Alfred J. Vachon, auto service, mayor, $ 1 00 

Hilaire Bisson, labor, 1 00 

Fred Fortier, labor, 1 00 

Francois Dubois, labor, 89 

American Express Co., expressage, 54 

Edson Manufacturing Co., supplies. 45 

Tola] expenditures, $6,439 10 

Appropriation, $'3,000 00 

Transferred from liquor licenses 

account, 439 10 



Total. $6,439 10 



Macadam Account. 

The Barrett Co., tarvia, $ 875 25 

Paul Breton, labor and team, 48 00 

Henry Routhier, labor, 27 00 

Buffalo Steam Roller Co., supplies, 8 13 

Peter Perreault, Jr., labor on roller. 7 00 

C. Everett Ricker, repairs, 5 52 

Paul Breton, fuel for steam road roller, 2 00 

Chester H. Frost, fuel for steam road roller, 1 00 

Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 25 

Total expenditures, $ 974 15 

Appropriation, $ 600 00 

Transferred from liquor licenses 

account, 374 15 



Total, $ 974 15 



Special Highway. 

Arthur Breton, labor and team, $ 384 00 



89 

Henry Routhier. labor, 
Arthur Jalbert, labor and team, 
Boston & Maine railroad, freight on oil. 
Arthur Jalbert, cash paid out for supplies, 
Arthur Breton, cash paid out for supplies, 
John F. Beamis. trucking. 
Walter i.. Whitaker. supplies. 

Total expenditures, 
Transferred to City treasury. 

Total, 
Appropriation, 



$358 


00 


315 


00 


85 


30 


40 


60 


22 


10 


9 


00 


5 


25 


$1,219 


25 


164 


24 


$1,383 


49 


$1,383 


49 



Chandler Building. 

Mrs. Charlotte M. Chandler, rent, $ 400 OO 

Richards & Co., coal, 105 79 

Paul Breton, coal, 46 50 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, insurance, 45 OO 

Joseph O. Paquette, services, 35 42 

Ruel & Co., coal, 31 50 

Godfreid Gregoire, stock and labor, 25 00 

James H. Joyce, insurance, 22 50 

Clement P. Roy, supplies, 18 29 

Somersworth Water Works, water rent, 15 69 

Strafford- York Gas Co., gas, 10 36 

Albert A. Tapscott, stock and labor, 7 50 

Louis Normand, stock and labor, 6 48 

Alcide Turcotte, labor. 2 25 

Jules Landry, labor. 2 25 

Joseph U. Gagnon, labor and team, 2 00 

Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 1 66 



90 
C. Everett Ricker, stock and labor, $ 



Total expenditures, $ 779 04 

Receipts, $ 486 67 

Transferred from liquor licenses 

account. 292 37 



Total, $ 779 04 



School Account. 

Teachers' pay roll, services. 

Janitors' pay roll, services, 

Richards & Co.. coal, 

C. Everett Ricker, stock and labor. 

Paul Breton, coal. 

Joseph Casgrain, transportation, 

Schipper Bros. Coal Mining Co., coal, 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight on coal, 

Edward H. Quimby, supplies, 

Milton Bradley Co., books, 

J. L. Hammett Co., supplies, 

American Book Co.. books, 

Ginn & Co., books, 

Walter J. Gilbert, truant officer. 

Hey wood Bros. & Wakefield Co., supplies, 

Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Rail- 
way, transportation, 

Burlington Venetian Blind Co., repairs, 

Somersworth Water Works, water rent, 

Clement P. Roy, supplies, 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, insurance, 

Charles J. McGuinness, supplies. 

The Free Press Publishing Co., printing and 

supplies, 117 26 



$17,614 


01 


2,187 


50 


763 


53 


570 


13 


524 


23 


500 


00 


475 


95 


461 


70 


371 


92 


357 


85 


314 


65 


270 


07 


217 


40 


2C0 


00 


197 


10 


.11- 

194 


60 


181 


71 


171 


10 


148 


30 


132 


00 


126 


08 



107 


43 


103 


86 


105 


00 


100 


00 


97 


50 


84 


19 


80 


91 


79 


60 


63 


77 


50 


Of) 


46 


95 


46 


61 


46 


50 



91 

Edward E. Babb & Co., books. 

Wimpfheimer & Co., supplies, 

Frank Martin, wood, 

Elisha C. Andrews, services as secretary, 

Warren Cartier. wood, 

L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., supplies, 

Albert A. Tapscott, stock and labor. 

The Macmillan Co., books, 

Ernest 8. Foss, hauling coal, 

Elisha C. Andrews, enumeration of scholars, 

Joseph Plante, supplies. 

Strafford- York Gas Co., gas, 

West Disinfecting Co., supplies. 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany, service. 43 90 

Edward H. Leonard, cash paid out for supplies 

and car fares, 39 31 

Somersworth Post Office, supplies, 

D. C. Heath & Co., books, 

Twin State Gas & Electric Co., lighting, 

The Gregg Publishing Co., books. 

The Pioneer Manufacturing Co., supplies, 

Silver, Burdett Co., books, 

Joseph Vachon, trucking, 

Elisha C. Andrews, services as superintendent, 

Sarah G. McCarthy, supplies, 

Mary F. Kelley. care of stock room. 

Wilderic Vezeau, services, 

Lucy F. Clement, services, 

Frank Deschenes. stock and labor. 

Educational Publishing Co., books, 

Somersworth Candy Manufacturing Co., sup- 
plies, 

Arthur Nadeau, stock and labor, 

John B. Morin, supplies. 



37 


02 


34 


52 


34 


28 


34 


07 


33 


43 


32 


20 


30 


57 


30 


00 


28 


80 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


24 


82 


24 


62 


22 


75 


22 


63 


22 


33 



92 

Sweetser-Sanborn Co., supplies, 

Palmer & Parker Co., supplies, 

Houg-hton, Mifflin Co., books, 

Charles E. Merrill Co., books, 

Edwin J. York, lumber. 

Courtis Standard Research Tests, supplies, 

Winfred S. Ross, work on diplomas, 

Louis Normand, repairs, 

Jesse R. Home, repairs, 

Columbia University, supplies, 

Charles Morrison, repairs, 

Ruel & Co., coal, 

Charles H. Harmon, supplies, 

Pierre Jalbert, sawing wood, 

D. Appleton & Co., supplies, 

Nellie E. Kearns, compiling- and typewriting 
annual report, 

C. C. Birchard & Co., books, 
Allyn & Bacon, books, 
Louis Couture, trucking. 
Percy A. Allen, services, 
Mrs. Louis P. Cote, supplies, 
American Express Co., expressage, 
Holden Patent Book Cover Co., supplies, 
Joseph Langelier, labor. 
Dorothy L. Hill, services. 
Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 
Warwick & York, Inc., supplies, 
Thompson, Brown Co., supplies, 
Boston Index Card Co., supplies, 
Alfred St. Laurent, stock and labor, 
Mrs. Edward Magnon, brooms. 
The Boston Music Co., supplies, 
Somers worth Grocery Co., supplies, 
Laurel Book Co., books, 



21 


70 


20 


94 


19 


78 


18 


78 


18 


76 


18 


75 


17 


50 


17 


40 


15 


28 


15 


00 


13 


00 


13 


00 


12 


45 


12 


CO 


10 


67 


10 


00 


9 


87 


9 


79 


9 


50 


8 


85 


8 


75 


7 


97 


7 


89 


6 


75 


6 


00 


5 


74 


5 


15 


5 


00 


4 


90 


4 


60 


4 


50 


4 


39 


4 


27 


4 


08 



93 

F. W. Woohvorth Co., supplies. 

University Supply Association, supplies, 

Joseph 0. Paquette, services, 

A. G. Bernier & Son, repairs. 

The Bon Marche, supplies, 

Kansas State Normal School, supplies, 

Godfreid Gregoire, supplies, 

Preston Auto Co., services, 

Peter M. Gagne, cash paid out for printing 

tickets, for graduation, 
Orian L. Joy, repairs, 
A. Carter & Son, supplies, 
Charles H. Twombly, repairs, 
J. E. Lothrop Piano Co., supplies, 
Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 
Joseph Lachance, labor, 
Russell Sage Foundation, books, 
Educational Specialties Co., books, 
Harry A. Day, repairs. 

Total expenditures, $28,091 97 

Appropriation, $27,000 00 

Transferred from dog licenses 

account. 
Chandler fund income. 
Transferred from liquor licenses 

account. 
Literary fund. 
Tuition, 

Total, 



3 


88 


3 


25 


3 


00 


3 


00 


2 


95 


2 


79 


2 


50 


2 


40 


2 


00 


2 


00 




92 




90 




75 




61 




5^ 




10 




00 




75 



198 


41 






35 


31 






353 


40 






458 


64 






46 


21 


S28,091 








97 



Water Works Account. 

Old Colony Trust Co., interest on bonds, $5,440 00 



94 

Carbon Coal & Coke Co., coal, 
Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 
James A. Flanagan, services as engineer, 
Charles Michel, services as fireman, 
John Parsons, superintendent, 
Schipper Bros. Coal Co., coal, 
Louis Gagne, labor. 
Worthington Pump Co., supplies, 
Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 
George E. Gilchrist Co., supplies, 
National Meter Co., supplies, 
C. Everett Ricker, stock and labor, 
Thomas Mullen, labor, 
Alfred Pelletier, labor. 
John J. Parsons, labor, 

Charles F. Crockett, services as clerk of board, 100 00 

Crawford, Tolles & Co., insurance, 

Strafford- York Gas Co., coal 

Hart Packing Co., supplies, 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, insurance. 

Norwood Engineering Co., supplies. 

Twin State Gas & Electric Co., lighting, 

Albert A. Tapscott, stock and labor, 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Co.. 
service, 

Chapman Valve Manufacturing Co.. supplies, 

Joseph Vachon, trucking, 

Joseph Poulin, labor. 

Fred Parre, labor. 

Electro Bleaching Gas Co., supplies. 

John Parsons, cash paid out, 

Great Falls Manufacturing Co., stock and 
labor, 

John E. Sullivan, P. M., supplies, 

Robert W. Burwell, labor. 



$3,061 ( 


09 


2,414 


75 


978 


00 


815 


00 


975 


00 


507 


22 


330 


12 


301 


GO 


182 


46 


148 


62 


128 


75 


124 


91 


118 


67 


103 


55 


101 


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Paul Breton, fuel, 
B. W. Brooks, services, 
Peter Perreault, Jr., labor, 
The Free Press Publishing Co.. 

supplies, 
Delphine Frechette, supplies, 
Baptiste Fortier, labor, 
John Gosselin, supplies, 
Charles J. McGuinness, supplies, 
Clement P. Roy, supplies, 
William Vincent, labor. 
Jerry Sullivan, labor. 
Ruel & Co., fuel, 
Benjamin F. Hanson, team hire. 
Frank Mullen, labor, 
Ephrem Boucher, repairs, 
American Express Co.. expressage. 
Ludlow Valve Co., supplies, 
Edward Marquis, labor, 
Adelard Gagnon, labor. 
John N. Haines, supplies, 
Fred Elwell, labor, 
Adelard Morin, labor. 
John W. Coyle, labor, 
Charles F. Crockett, labor. 
Joseph Lariviere, labor, 
John Chasse, labor, 
Amedee Genest, labor. 
Frank P. Mack, labor. 
Charles Michel, services, 
Frank Martin, labor, 
Nellie E. Kearns, compiling 

annual report, and other typewriting, 
Michael Berry, labor, 
Auguste Bouchard, trucking. 



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James A. Kearns, supplies, $ 8 95 

Charles Robinson, labor, 8 63 

The Fashion, supplies. 8 10 

Charles H. Harmon, supplies, 8 09 

John Thibeault, labor. 8 00 

William Dumais, labor, 7 88 

Samuel Bernstein, supplies, 7 38 

Reuben Bergeron, labor. 7 00 

George A. Pinkham. labor. 7 00 

Louis Couture, trucking. 6 75 

George Lefebvre. labor, 6 75 

Fred Fountaine, labor, 6 75 

William Riley, labor. 6 00 

Patrick Rowan, labor, 6 00 

John McGrail, labor, 6 00 

John J. Hanagan, labor, 6 CO 

Joseph Laliberte, labor, 6 00 

Joseph A. Casgrain, labor, 6 00 

Albert Dumais, labor, 5 63 

Henry Boulay, labor. 5 15 

Strafford-York Gas Co., supplies, 5 00 

Locke Regulator Co., supplies, 5 00 

Robert Meikle.john. labor. 4 50 

Archie Duprey, labor, 4 13 

Joseph Provencal, labor, 4 00 

Edward King, labor, 4 00 

Joseph Brooks, labor. 3 50 

Louis Gregoire. labor. 3 38 

Peter Lessard, labor. 3 25 

Gedeon Cote, labor, 3 00 

George Gauvin, labor, 3 00 

Joseph Dumond, labor, 3 00 

Thomas Chasse, labor. 3 00 

Michael Ball, labor, 3 00 

James Langevin. labor, 3 00 



97 

Arthur Hardwood, labor, S 3 00 

Louis Langelier, labor. 3 00 

Henrj^ Routhier. labor. 3 00 

Joseph Gagne. labor. 3 CO 

Michael Brennan. labor, 3 CO 

Edward Spellman. labor. 3 00 

Joseph Lefebvre, labor, 3 00 

Michael Flanagan, labor. 3 00 

Arthur Leary. labor, 3 00 

John Herrity, labor. 3 00 

William Lowd, labor, 3 00 

Oliver St. Laurent, labor. 3 00 

Thomas Dumond. labor. 3 00 

Peter Dumond, labor. 3 00 

Oliver Plante, labor, 3 00 

Ernest Lachance, labor, 3 CO 

Archie Lessard, labor. 3 00 

Walter Lachance, labor. 3 00 

Jules Landry, labor, 3 00 

Wilfred Demers. labor. 3 00 

Henry Fillion. labor. 3 00 

Patrick Hanagan. labor. 3 00 

John Theberge, labor, 3 00 

John Stanton, labor, 3 00 

James Morrison, labor, 3 00 

Philippe Bergeron, labor, 3 00 

John Nadeau. labor, 3 CO 

Joseph Bisson, labor, 3 00 

Alphonse Doyon. labor. 3 00 

Joseph Moisan. labor, 3 00 

Henry Gagnon, labor, 3 00 

Luke Guignard. labor. 3 00 

George R. Leonard, labor, 3 00 

Alfred King, labor. 3 00 

John B. Dumond. labor. 3 00 



98 

Bernard Flanagan, labor, 

John Brennan, labor. 

Joseph Bush, labor, 

Louis Belliveau, labor, 

Fred Fortier, labor, 

Frank Dion, labor. 

Peter Perreault, Sr., labor. 

Frank Scribner, labor, 

Treffle Leclerc, labor, 

Arthur Nadeau, labor, 

Ernest Dumais, labor, 

Michael O'Malley, labor, 

Telesphore St. Laurent, labor, 

Bass & Co., one directory, 

Harry A. Day, repairs, 

Fred Morin, labor. 

James King, labor, 

Louis Normand, labor, 

William Croft, labor, 

P. L. Lamontague, supplies, 

Sweetser-Sanborn Co.. supplies. 

Joseph U. Gagnon. labor. 

William Dodier. labor. 

George Vachon. labor, 

Somersworth Grocery Co., supplies, 

Achille Boulanger, repairs, 

Swift Lubricating Co.. supplies, 

Ben Vigue, labor. 

Mike Kattine, labor, 

Oliver Dusseault, labor, 

Ernest A. Lothrop, supplies, 

Joseph Plante, supplies, 

Joseph Lefebvre, supplies, 

Edwin W. Folsom, supplies. 



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Nicholas Collay. supplies, $ 72 



Total expenditures, $17,861 54 

Receipts, $17,705 58 

Transferred from liquor licenses 

account, 155 96 



Total, $17,861 54 



Pauper x\ccount. 

Joseph Gregoire, meat and groceries, Mrs. 

Israel Perreault. $ 251 51 

St. Charles Orphanage, board and care of 

Maria and Christiana Cionis, 192 00 

John Bergeron, board of Eva and Antonio 

Bergeron, 168 00 

Strafford County Farm, board of paupers, 145 73 

Mrs. Joseph Jacques, board of Horace Guig- 

nard's two children, 120 00 

St. Charles Orphanage, board of Joseph Four- 

nier's children. 114 23 

Mrs. Julia Driscoll, rent, Mrs. Israel Per- 
reault, 
Isaac Labissonniere, rent, Eugene Bourque, 
Elzear Vachon, milk, Mrs. Israel Perreault, 
Mrs. Mabel Priestly, board of Miss May 

Bagley, 
Aleathea Jenkins, room rent, Joseph Madden, 
Sadie M. Corson, board of John Gilpatrick, 
Somersworth Grocery Co., groceries, Mrs. 

Fred Blood, 
A. Lapointe, groceries, Oliver St. Laurent, 
Mrs. John Goulet. board of Arthur Goulet's 

two children, 20 00 



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Notre Dame de Lourdes Hospital, board of 

Yvonne Breton, $ 17 00 
Fred A. Spencer, burial of Miss Susan 

Stillings, 15 00 
A. Lapointe, groceries, Henry Curran, 15 00 
William Charette, burial of Jacob Mason, 15 00 
John Bergeron, groceries, Arthur Perreault, 11 92 
Mrs. Nettie Smith, room rent, Joseph Madden, 11 25 
Peter M. Gagne, cash paid out for transporta- 
tion of Mrs. Lazarre Turcotte and children, 9 34 
Arthur Jalbert, sawing wood for paupers, 7 70 
Delphine Frechette, goods, I\Irs. Henry 

Croft. 7 50 

John Riley, rent, Arthur Perreault, 6 00 

Napoleon Leduc, M. D., medicine to paupers, 5 50 

Arthur McDuffy, room rent, Joseph Madden, 5 00 
Peter M. Gagne, cash paid out for lodging 

and transportation to Benjamin Walker, 4 14 

Carrie Norris, room rent, Joseph Madden, 3 75 

Mrs. Mary Bishop, room rent, Joseph Madden, 3 75 
A. Lapointe, groceries, Joseph Fournier's 

family, 3 00 
Clement P. Roy, auto service. Overseer of the 

Poor, 2 50 

Paul Breton, fuel, Mrs. James O'Kane, 2 32 

Joseph Vachon, trucking for paupers, 2 00 
Mrs. Juliette Brown, room rent, Joseph 

Madden, 1 25 

The Fashion, goods, Mrs. Henry Croft, 1 00 



Total expenditures, $1,515 12 

Transferred to City treasury, 484 88 

Total, $2,000 00 

Appropriation, $2,000 00 



101 
Miscellaneous Account. 

Freeman A. Hussey, for purchase of James 

lot, so-called, $ 200 00 

The Draeger Oxygen Co., one pulmotor, 112 70 

Joseph A. Casgrain, labor and team, Clean-up 

Week, 83 00 

Joseph Vachon, labor and team, Clean-up 

Week, 62 00 

Godfroid Gregoire, repairs to town clock, 67 93 

Fred A. Houle, recording and reporting vital 

statistics, 79 10 

Somersworth City Band, services, Registra- 
tion Day, 

John E. Sullivan, P. M., supplies, City Clerk, 

Mrs. Mary A. Coyle, election dinners, wards 
1, 2 and 5, 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, insurance, steam road 
roller. 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany, service. City Clerk, 

Napoleon Leduc, M, D., reporting births and 
deaths, 

Charles H. Harmon, supplies, City Clerk, 

Adjutor Turgeon, labor and team. Clean-up 
Week, 

Adolph Lacourse, labor. Clean-up Week, 

Peter Paradis, labor and team, Clean-up 

Week, 25 00 

Elzear Vachon, labor and team, Clean-up 

Week, 24 44 

Henry Valliere, labor. Clean-up Week, 23 18 

Ludger Bolduc, labor and team, Clean-up 

Week, 22 45 

Polycarpe Tardiff, election dinners, ward 3, 22 25 



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102 

Fred H. Brown, cash paid out, City Clerk, ^ 
Clement P. Roy, mailing inventory blanks, 
Philias Leblond, labor. Clean-up Week, 
William Dodier, labor, Clean-up Week, 
William H. Day, supplies. City Clerk, 
Joseph G. Deshaies, expense, conveying in- 
mates to New Hampshire State Hospital, 
John E. Sullivan, supplies, Assessors, 
Joseph Lefebre, labor. Clean-up Week, 
Odina Brunette, labor. Clean-up Week, 
Patrick Rowan, labor. Clean-up Week, 
Wilfrid Ouellette, labor, Clean-up Week, 
Board of Assessors, expense to Manchester, 
Edward M. Quimby, supplies. City Clerk, 13 25 

Thomas J. Dougherty, M. D., reporting births 

and deaths, 12 50 

John E. Sullivan, P. M., supplies. Sanitary 

Officer, 10 80 

Thomas J. Morrison, M. D., reporting births 

and deaths, 10 75 

Laurent J. Gaudreau, cash paid out for Board 

of Health, 
Vital G. Lamb, use of hall, 
Elzear Vachon, election dinners, ward 4, 
American Express Co., expressage, City Clerk, 
Joseph Ouellette, labor and team. Clean-up 

Week, 
Pierre Deschenes, labor. Clean-up Week, 
Edson C. Eastman & Co., supplies. City 

Clerk, 7 50 

The Free Press Publishing Co., publishing 

notices for Assessors, 7 25 

Fred Demers, labor. Clean-up Week, 7 10 

Albert Lessard, labor. Clean-up Week, 7 10 

Cyrille Marquis, labor. Clean-up Week, 7 10 



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Charles J. McGuinness, supplies, City Clerk, ^ 
George J. Lauzon, labor. Clean-up Week, 
Town of Berwick, taxes, 1917, 
Felix Vezeau, election dinners, ward 5, 
Benjamin H. Hanson, team hire, Assessors, 
Rev, Onesime J. Desrosiers, reporting mar- 
riages, 
Strafford-York Gas Co., supplies, City Clerk, 
Benjamin F. Hanson, team hire, Board of 

Health, 4 00 

Thomas F. Mullen, services, ward five ward 

room, 4 00 

Alfred J. Turcotte, janitor, ward two ward 

room, 4 00 

Joseph A. Gagne, janitor, ward three ward 

room. 4 00 

Moses Doran, janitor, ward four ward room, 4 00 
Sylvester L. Curley, janitor, ward five ward 

room. 4 00 

The Free Press Publishing Co.. printing and 

supplies. City Solicitor, 3 75 

The Free Press Publishing Co., printing and 

supplies, Tax Collector. 3 50 

Lindsey E. Grant, M. D., reporting births 

and deaths, 3 25 

Self Closing Ink Well Co.. supplies, City 

Clerk, 3 14 

Great Falls Manufacturing Co., supplies for 

town clock. 3 00 

Edson C. Eastman & Co., one tax book, 3 05 

Arthur C. Plante. drawing jurors, ward 1, 2 50 

Edward N. Elwell. drawing jurors, ward 2, 3 00 

Alfred Roberge, drawing jurors, ward 3, 2 00 

Joseph G. Letourneau, drawing jurors, ward 4, 4 50 
James F. I^awlor, drawing jurors, ward 5, 2 50 



104 

Alfred St. Laurent, repairs, City Clerk's 

Office, 
Bass & Co., one directory. City Clerk, 
Joseph Vachon, trucking for ward one, 
Mrs. Alice M. Edgerly, damage, caused by 

dogs, 
Arthur C. Plante, return of election warrants, 

ward one, 
Edward N. Elwell, return of election war- 
rants, ward two, 
Alfred Roberge, return of election warrants, 

ward three, 
Joseph G. Letourneau, return of election war- 
rants, ward four, 
James F. Lawlor, return of election warrants, 

ward five, 
John E. Sullivan, P. M., supplies, Tax Col- 
lector, 
James L. Stone, repairs. City Clerk's office, 
George J. Foster & Co., publishing notices, 
Fred A. Houle, services. Assessors, 
Charles N. Stevens, M. D., reporting deaths, 
John W. Schafer, M. D., reporting births and 

deaths, 
Rev. James H. Brennan, reporting marriages, 
Fred H. Brown, reporting marriages, 
E. R. Willett, printing and supplies, city 

messenger, 
Charles Morrison, services, Board of Health, 
Walter J. Roberts, M. D., reporting deaths. 
Rev. Elmer E. Scates, reporting marriages, 
Auguste Bouchard, trucking, City Clerk, 
State of New Hampshire, one copy of amend- 
ment to City charter. 
Rev. Charles M. Dargis, reporting marriages. 



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Rev. Frank G. Woochvorth. reporting mar- 
riages, $ 75 

Everett L. Chapman. M. D., reporting deaths, 50 
Joseph H. Richard. M. D., reporting birth and 

death, 50 
Rev. Denis J. O'Brien, reporting marriages, 50 
Rev. O. N. Desmarais, reporting marriages, 50 
Harry Butler, trucking, City Clerk, 50 
Clement P. Roy. supplies, 46 
Rev. John J. McXamara. reporting mar- 
riage. 25 
Rev. Edward M. Parker, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. James W. Smith, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. J. Harry LeRoy, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. James H. Riley, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. William Woods, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. Leon Morse, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. Charles A. Lacroix, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. Hormidas Tetreau, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. Thomas H. Stacy, reporting marriage. 25 
Rev. Mills M. Anderson, reporting marriage, 25 
Rev. John C. Lawrence, reporting marriage, 25 



Total expenditures, $1,543 08 

Appropriation, $1,019 75 

Transferred from Citv treasurv. 523 33 



Total. $1,543 08 



Repairs on Public Buildings Account. 

Clement P. Roy, supplies, $ 17 39 

Transferred to sidewalks' account, 282 61 



Total. $ 300 00 

Appropriation, $ 300 00 



106 

Band Concerts. 

Somersworth City Band, series of band 

concerts, $ 250 00 

Transferred from City treasury, $ 250 00 



Noble Pines and Playg^round Account. 

G. Fred Symes, treasurer, as per appropria- 
tion for the year 1917, $ 500 00 
Appropriation, $ 500 CO 



Enrollment. 

Paul LaBonte, services as enrollment officer, $ 80 00 
Frank P. Kearns. services as enrollment 

officer. 75 00 

Nicholas Collav, services as enrollment officer, 2 00 



Total expenditures. $ 157 00 

Transferred from City treasury, $ 157 00 



Cemetery Gate Fund. 

Donated by Martin V. B. Wentworth, $ 500 00 

Total, $ 500 00 



LIST OF LIQUOR LICENSES IN THE 
CITY OF SOMERSWORTH. 



Name 

Edward E. Donahue, 
Charles M. Farley, 
George J. Boisvert, 
Napoleon H. Gilbert, 
James Gillespie, 
Honore Girard 
W. Ashton Horn, 
Rodolphe Lasonde. 
Michael J. Leary, 
Alfred J. Landry, 
Peter L. Moran, 
Peter L. Moran, 
Francois Morin, 
Pierre Morin, 
James T. Noonan, 
George W. Nutter, 
John Riley, 
George Routhier, 
Gilbert & St. Hilaire. 
William H. Wiggin, 
Polycarpe Tardif, 
Willie F. Potvin, 
Somersworth Bottling 
Co., 



Street and number Class 

114 Green street, 2 

10 Spring street, 2 

11 Spring street, 2 
269 Main street, 2 
229 Main street, 2 

19 Washington street, 2 

3 Horn's court, 3 

11 Fore street. 2 

15 Washington street. 2 

39 Washington street, 2 

49 Green street, 2 

117 Green street, 2 

253 Main street, 2 

60-64 Washington street, 2 

39 Main street, 2 

86 High street, 5 

173 Main street, 2 

8 Fore street, 2 

23 Myrtle street, 3 

24 Market street, 2 
Hotel Somersworth, 1 

1 Spring street, 2 

33-331/. Main street, 2 and 3 



LOCATION OF FIRE ALARM BOXES. 



Boxes 

12 City Hall. 

14 Main and Spring streets. 

15 Indigo Hill and Main street. 

16 New Dam Mill section. 

23 Myrtle and Green treets. 

24 Franklin and Green streets. 

25 Tremont and Green streets. 
32 Washington and High streets. 

34 High street and Bartlett avenue. 

35 South and High streets. 

41 Highland and Grand streets. 

43 Lincoln and Maple streets. 

52 Fore and Elm streets. 

54 Market and Prospect streets. 

13 Indigo Hill road and Third street. 
37 Bartlett avenue. 

2-2-2 Brush fire. 

2 Chimney fire. 

3 Engineer's call. 
1 All out. 

6 Scouts' call. 

SIGNALS. 

One stroke of the bell is the all-out signal. 

2-2-2 strokes of the bell is for a brush fire, or a fire 
seen at a distance, where the department is needed. 

One stroke of the bell is the engineer's test. 

The above signals are given only by the chief en- 
gineer. 



109 
GENERAL RULES. 

Firemen, as well as citizens, should familiarize them- 
selves with the following rules for giving alarms of 
fire: 

1. Never pull a box for a fire seen at a distance. 

2. Never pull a box while the alarm bells are ringing. 

not until a box has completed its four rounds. 
Two boxes cannot operate together, and neither 
will work if two are pulled at the same time. 
Never pull two alarms or two boxes for the 
same fire. 

3. To ring in an alarm, break the glass in the key-box 

and open the outside door with the key. Pull 
down the brass crank seen inside, till it stops, 
then let go. Then let the box alone. The clock 
will be seen or heard to be running, and the 
alarm will follow in half a minute or so. Close 
the door, but do not try to remove the key, as it 
is locked in a track lock and can only be removed 
by a release key, which is carried by each en- 
gineer, who will, as soon as convenient, release 
and return it. Remember that the firemen will 
come directly to the box which has been pulled, 
and be sure that someone stays at the box to 
direct them to the fire. 

4. Never pull an alarm for a fire seen at a distance. 

Never touch a box except to give an alarm of 
fire. Give an alarm for no cause other than 
actual fire. Don't give an alarm for a chimney 
fire. 



APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEAR 1917. 



Resolved by the City Council: 

That the following appropriations be made for the 
coming year : 

Memorial day, $ 250 00 

Forest Glade cemetery, 800 00 

Street lights, 6,750 00 

Interest on general debt bonds, 2,720 00 

Five general debt bonds, 5,000 00 

Four water works bonds, 4,000 00 

Soldiers' aid, 50 00 

Salaries, 6,565 00 

Fire department and equipment, 4,500 00 

Municipal water supply, 3,115 00 

Police, 10,000 00 

Highway, special, 1,383 49 

Highway, summer and winter, 6,000 00 

Schools, 27,000 00 

County tax. 9,675 71 

State tax, 9,435 00 
Special State tax, Mexican Border service. 1,258 00 

Library, 437 70 

Library, special, 800 00 

Printing, 600 00 

Interest on notes, 2,908 51 

Pauper, 2,000 00 

Garbage, 1,100 00 

Sprinkling, 400 00 

Repairs on public buildings, 300 00 

Noble pines and playground, 500 00 

Miscellaneous, 1,019 75 



Total, $108,568 16 

To be raised by taxation, $97,075 16 



CEMETERY TRUST FUND. 



Donations and legacies held by the city for the care 
of graves and lots, avenues and monuments in Forest 
Glade Cemetery, deposited in Somersworth Savings 
Bank as a cemetery trust fund, up to March 1, 1918. 

Name of Lot Deposited by Am't 
Allen, Chester and Elizabeth 

Gilson Same $100 00 

Allen, Ithail and George W. 

Buzzell Mrs. M. A. Corson 50 00 

Andrews, Elisha and Charles W. Sarah Andrews 200 00 

Andrews, Elisha, Sr Olive A. Perkins 37 50 

Austin, Charles See Smith and Austin 

Babb, John W Alvira Andrews 100 00 

Bagley, O. J Mary E. Basrley 100 00 

Baruch Family H. E. Feineman 50 00 

Bickford, Newell J., «nd Parker 

L. Ward C. A. Bickford and E. J. Wa'J • • 50 Of> 

Bickford, Noah and Clementine Clementine Bickford 50 00 

Blaisdell, Richard Mrs. Lydia E. Jones 100 00 

Blake See Hill, Coleman and Blake 

Brackett, Henry H Susan H. Pierce 25 00 

Braekett, Loyd and Ida Mrs. Ida Brackett 50 00 

Brackett, S. P. and Edward Shea Lilla Q. Brackett 50 00 

Brackett, Thomas Susan H. Pierce 100 00 

Bryant Starr D Charles F. Bryant 50 00 

Burleijrh, John A. and George Ambrose Eastman, Executor, Emily 

W A Burleigh 300 00 

Burrows, John B John B. Burrows 200 00 

Cayzer, John E Mary C. Cayzer 100 00 

Clements, George E George E. Clements 100 00 

Chadbourne, Daniel C, and El- Addie R. Chadbourne and Mrs. Eldo- 

dorus B. White rus B. White 50 00 

Chadbourne, Samuel W George S. and Martin M. Chad- 
bourne, Executors, Estate of Hattie 

W. Martin 150 00 

Chamberlin, John R Same 100 00 

Chandler, Isaac Estate of Isaac Chandler 200 00 

Chase, James M. and Charles M. Betsey S. Chase 50 00 

Chesley, Daniel and Annie M. . . Susan A. Locke, Administrator, Es- 
tate of Annie M. Chesley 50 00 

Chick, Charles L Same 20 00 

Chirk, Stephen S Mrs. Stephen S. Chick 50 00 

Clement, James Ida M. Clement 100 00 

Cochrane, Charlotte and Laura Same 100 00 

Cole See Kidder, Gordon, Cole 

Coleman See Hill, Coleman and Blake 

Collins, John Rev. John Collins 100 00 

Conner, William P Nancy F. Conner 50 00 

Cowell, Hanson G. and Goodall Mary J. Cochrane 30 00 

Davis, David and Harrison B. . . Louisa T. Davis 50 00 

Davis, Lorenzo D. and Elizabeth Abbie S. Davis 50 00 

Davis, Owen W Alice M. Lord, Administrator 100 00 

Decatur, Lorenzo E William S. Mathews, for Nancy J. 

Decatur 75 00 

Delano, James Addie B. Webber 50 00 

Dore, Brackett Same 300 00 

Dyer, Mary H. Oilman Levi W. Oilman 100 00 

Earle, John C, William B. and 

Ida A Same 50 00 

Edgerly, James A Alice M. Edgerly 100 00 

Elliott, Dr. Charles F Mary P. Elliott, Executrix, Estate 



112 

Name of Lot Deposited by ' Am't 

of Harriett A. Elliott 100 00 

Elliott, Dr. Charles F Fred H. Brown, Executor, Estate 

of Mary P. Elliott 100 00 

Fall, Elmer S., and S. A. Page Same 100 00 

Fall, Noah L Amanda E. Fall 100 00 

Farnham, Georpre W Same 50 00 

Farrar, William H Charles H. Faunce 150 00 

Faunce, A. D A. L. Richards 150 00 

Faunce. Alpheus L Same 100 00 

Fernald, William P., and Capt. William F. Russell. Executor for 

(Jeorjre Stevens Mary A. Fernald 150 00 

FieldinK. Samuel Elizabeth F. Heume 200 00 

Fox, Samuel W. and Lewis W. . . H. E. Cotton 50 00 

Foye, Frank L Geor^ie A. Foye 50 00 

Frazier and Goin Mi-s. Helen Frazier 25 00 

Frost, Otis A Aze; ba A. and Abbie L. Frost 100 00 

Furber, Joshua and James T... John R. I'oor, Administrator SOO 00 

Furber, Joshua and James T. .. Estate of Henry J. Furber 500 00 

G. A. R. Lot, Littlefield Post, Mary J. Downs, Treasurer Littlefield 

No. 8 Relief Corps, No. 57 25 00 

General care of Cemetery Estate of Charles O. Roberts 500 00 

Gilman. Dudley Mrs. Ly<lia C. Gilman 100 00 

Gilman, Hayson David H. Stacy 100 00 

Gilman, Levi W Martha Gilman 100 00 

Gilson, IClizabeth See .Mien 

Goin See I'^raziei' and Goin 

Goodwin, Jeremiah and Ichabod Mrs. Franklin .J. Rollins and other 

Jordan heirs of Sarah L. .Jordan .^0 Oi» 

Goodwin, Charles E. and Ed- 
ward A. Smith See Smith and Goodwin 

Gordon See Kidder, Gordon, Cole 

Grace and Hyde Mrs. E. J. Wardinjj 50 00 

Grant, L. E Same 50 00 

Grant, Samuel Sarah A. Grant 300 00 

Haines, J. S., Wentworth, Ama- 

sa, Thompson, George W Same 50 00 

Ham, Jushua William D. Knapp, for Estate of 

Joshua Ham 60 00 

Ham, Robert L Same 25 00 

Hamilton, Silas F Lydia S. Hamilton 50 00 

Hammond, Olive L. K. Brackett, for Olive Hammond 50 00 

Han.son, Isaac Estate of Achsa Hill 100 00 

Hanson, Dr. Jacob C Joseph W. Hanson 60 00 

Hanson, James and Amanda . . Alice M. Lord, Administrator, Estate 

of Lavina Davis 100 00 

Hatch. Alanson Sarah E. Hatch 100 00 

Hebrew Lot Charles Wimpfheimer 200 00 

Hersom, Lorenzo R John B. Ham 50 00 

Hill, Coleman and Blake Dr. Henry M. Blake and Estate of 

Mary H. Hill 200 00 

Hill, John C William H. Tasker, Executor, Estate 

of Sophronia Hill 26 00 

Hobbs, Thomas Estate of Angie H. Varney and 

Thomas Hobbs 200 00 

Hodsdon, David L Estate of David L. Hodsdon 100 00 

Holden, William Betsey and Jane B. Holden 50 00 

Holman, John and Kate Ira H. Hussey, Executor of the will 

of Kate Holman 60 00 

Hopkins, Mary J Mary F. Durjrin 50 00 

Home, Charles and Francis C. William F. Russell, for Charles and 

Marv Home 50 00 

Horn, Edwin P Edwin P. Horn 100 00 

Home, Hannah E Mary U. Hill 20 00 

Home, James Sumner C. Home, Executor for Han- 
nah Home and Hannah E. Home 100 00 

Home, John Mary J. Home 20 00 

Home, John H Lillian Morgan and Mrs. T. Lord . 50 00 

Home, Leavitt C Same 50 00 



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Name of Lot Deposited by Am't 

Hubbard, George W. and Rob- 
erts Elizabeth J. Hubbard 100 00 

Hubbard, Jared P Frank W. Knipht. Administrator, 

Estate of Annie L. Hubbard .... 300 00 

Hubbard. John H George E. Hubbard 50 00 

Hubbard, Joseph, and Abigrail 

Straw Joseph Hubbard 50 00 

Hubbard, Joshua R Josiiph Hubbard 50 00 

Huntress, Francis S. and James 

William A. J. Huntress 50 00 

Hurd, Hiram S., and Moses Mer- 
rill See Merrill and Hurd 

Hurd, Samuel and Annie E J. E. Whitnoy 100 00 

Hussey, Freeman A Freeman A. Hussey 100 00 

Hussey, Robert H Mercy Kennett 100 00 

Hutchins, William Esther Hutchins and Rosa M. Butler 75 00 

James, John Lizzie L. James and Lizzie An^el . 100 00 

James, Samuel Jennie E. James and Freeman A. 

Hussey 150 00 

James, William, and Francis S. See Francis S. Huntress and William 

Huntress James 

Jenkins, See Langley and Jenkins 

Jenness, Steijhen B., and Wil- 
liam D. Staples Mrs. S. B. Jenne.ss 100 00 

.Jones See Powers 

Jones, Laura A Sidney F. Stevens, .Administrator, 

Estate of Laura A. Jones lOO 00 

Jordan, Tchabod See Goodwin 

Kennison. Amasa Same 50 00 

Kidder, Gordon and Cole lot . . Mary A. Kidder and Eliza H. Gordon 100 00 

Kinsman, Prescott B Same 50 00 

Knapi>, Samuel Charles H. Knapp 100 00 

Lanifley and Jenkins H. Leonard Langley 50 00 

LeKro, John S Mrs. Inez Legro Morse 100 00 

Lesrro, Mary Ann Mary Ann Legro 50 00 

Libby, Charles Mrs. H. F. Oliver 100 00 

Libby, Joseph Mrs. Joseph Libby 100 00 

Littlefield, William J Jennie L. Littlefield 50 00 

Lord, -AbiKail and Joanna .... .Joanna Lord 20 00 

Lord, Alphonso See Severance 

Lord, George \V. and Mary A. 

and Margaret .Jeremiah W. Lord 100 00 

Lord, Oliver H James B. and Mary A. Dixon 100 00 

Lougee, Dearborn Charles E. Lougee 200 00 

Lougee and Woodman Irene Lougee 50 00 

Maddox, Aaron D .Mrs. E. W. Hutchins 50 00 

Martin, John and William B. . . William B. Martin 100 00 

McAllister, Margaret B John P. Fagan, Executor for Mar- 
garet B. McAllister 50 00 

McCarthy, Eugene Care of lot in Holy Trinity Cemetery 190 37 

McCrillis and Coffin Lavina McCrillis 50 00 

McElwain, George B Geoige B. McElwain 100 00 

Merrill, Moses, and Hiram S. Charles B. Gafney, for Estate of 

Hurd Lois Merrill 50 00 

Messer, Charles Mrs. Emily A. Messer 50 00 

Moore, George H Estate of Fannie H. Moore 50 00 

Moses, Kirk W Kirk W. Moses 100 00 

Moses, L. M. and M. W Lucia Moses Cook 100 00 

Nash, Joseph and Charles E Martha R. Nash 50 00 

Noyes, Henry C William D. Knapp, Executor, Estate 

of Henry C. Noyes 50 00 

Noyes, Milton See Lorenzo D. Pray and Milton 

Noyes 

Nowell, Ebenezer and James . . Mrs. Evelyn R. Nowell 50 00 

Nute, Ivory M Edward F. Gowell, for Georgianna 

F. Nute 75 00 

Nute. L. M. and William M. . . William M. Nute 100 00 

Orange, Jeremy W Same 200 00 



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Name of Lot Deposited by Am't 

Page, S. A See Elmer S. Fall 

Parker. Ira H Charles H. Parker 30 00 

Paul, Ambrose Mrs. Mary Paul Cross 200 00 

Pearl, Ichabod .Mrs. Philena Pearl 50 00 

Pemberton, Charles K -Abby A. Fisher, Administrator, Abby 

Pemberton 50 00 

Perkins, Enoch Olive A. Perkins 37 50 

Pike, Moody Mrs. W. F. Brisham 100 00 

Pitman, .John, Jacob, James C. 

and John C John C. Pitman 100 00 

Plummer, Charles H Sidney F. Stevens, Administrator, 

Estate of Charles H. Plummer . . 200 00 

Porter, James Henry James Henry Porter 50 00 

Powers, Blaisdell and Jones . . Mr.s. Lydia N. Jones 33 34 

Pray, Lorenzo D., and Milton 

Noyes Sarah E. Pray 50 00 

Pratt, Stephen A. and Artemus Alice M. Lord, Administrator, Estate 

of Lavina Davis 100 00 

Pi-out}-, Dexter B Martha A. Prouty 50 00 

Rand, Theodore H Mary A. Rand 75 00 

Randall, John H., Noah M. and 

Reuben Elizabeth F. Randall 100 00 

Read, Joseph B Mrs. Susan M. Read 100 00 

Remick, Samuel and Abigail . . Mary M. Remick Curtis 100 00 

Ricker, Ebenezer and Sherman 

A J. S. Ricker 100 00 

Ricker, Ella O. and Edmund H. Mrs. L. E. Grant 50 00 

Ricker, Mary W Joseph A. Stickney, Administrator, 

Estate of Mary W. Ricker 100 00 

Roberts. Charles O Estate of Charles O. Roberts 150 00 

Roberts, Fred H Fred H. Roberts 100 00 

Roberts, M. Elmer Mrs. M. E. Roberts 100 00 

Roberts, Silas J George I. Roberts 100 00 

Rollins, Andrew and others .... Harriet Legro Rollins 300 00 

Rollins, D. G. and Edward Ash- 
ton Edward Ashton Rollins 200 00 

Rollins, Samuel S Sarah A. Rollins 300 00 

Russell, Dr. Richard Sarah A. Shapleigh 100 00 

Ryan, John Holy Trinity Cemetery, care of lot 

and for flowers, Elizabeth Flynn 140 00 

Schraeder, Charles F. and Mary Mrs. Mary Isher 50 00 

Scott, David Same 100 00 

Seavey, Arthur J Arthur J. Seavey 100 00 

Seavey, S. Augustus Annie L. Seavey 100 00 

Severance, A., Leola Worthen 

and Alphonso Lord Leola S. Worthen and W. Severance 122 98 

Shapleigh, James B Sarah A. Shapleigh, Executrix, R. 

W. Shapleigh and James H. Shap- 
leigh 200 00 

Shapleigh, O. Q Same 50 00 

Shea, Edward and S. P. Brac- 

kett See Brackett 

Smilie, John and Lydia H John Smilie and Charles M. Wil- 
liams, Executor, John Smilie .... 125 00 

Smith and Austin Mrs. C. H. Smith 100 00 

Smith, Albert F. and Martha A. William B. Martin, Superintendent 50 00 

Smith, Catherine J Kate L. Smith 100 00 

Smith, Edward A., and Charles 

E. Goodwin Emma Smith 200 00 

Smith, Levi F Dorcas and Ida B. Smith 100 00 

Stacy, David H Fiank Stacy 100 00 

Staples, L. A. and E Lucy Staples 50 00 

Staples, William D See Stephen B. Jenness 

Stevens, Benjamin Family Burying Ground, Dover Road, 

Mr. Brock, Administrator 400 00 

Stevens, Luther E. and Caro- 
line T Caroline T. Stevens 50 00 

Stevens, Rufus W Isabel S. Emery. See Ford 100 0» 



115 

Name of Lx)t Deposited by Am't 

Stickney, Joseph A J. A. Stickney and Charles T. Har- 
per 560 00 

Stillinjrs, Ephraim B. and Rufus Same 100 00 

Stoddard, Darius H Darius H. Stoddard 50 00 

Swasey, Charles E Sarah J. Barnett 50 00 

Tasker, William H Same 25 00 

Thompson, GeorRe W See Haines, Wentworth and Thomp- 
son 

Tibbetts, Micah and Horace B. . Mrs. Roxie Tibbetts 100 00 

Twombly, Samuel Joseph A. Stickney, Administrator, 

Estate of Helen M. Twombly ... 100 00 

Twombly, Thomas O Mrs. T. O. Twombly 50 00 

Underbill. Frederick B Frederick B. Underbill 25 00 

Varney, Angie H See Thomas Hobbs 

Varney. Elias C. and G. W. . . Elias C. Varney 100 00 

Ward, Parker L Newell J. Bickford 

Watson, Daniel S Alice J. Watson 20 00 

Welch, Samuel, and George W. Luella J. Welch, Sidney B. Hayes and 

Wentwoith Mary B. Wentworth 100 00 

Wentworth. Martin V. B Same 200 00 

Wentworth, Amasa See Haines, Wentworth and Thomp- 
son 

Wentworth, William G. and Al- 

mira R Calvin Rollins and J. L. H. Low . . 100 00 

White, Eldorus B See Chadbourne and White 

Whitehouse, Samuel D. and Jes- Grace M. Whitehouse Miller, Execu- 

sie W trix 200 00 

Winn, George S Mrs. George S. Winn 50 00 

Woodman, Joseph C. and Sa- A. Demeritt, Executor for Sarah A. 

rah A. Pierce Pierce 25 00 

Worthen See Severance 

Yountr, George W Mrs. Hannah E. Young 25 00 

For Care of Neglected Lots Estate of Martin V. B. Wentworth 500 00 



Total S22,651 69 



REPORT 



OF 



School Board of Somersworth 



INCXUDING 



Detailed Account of the Expenditures During the Year 
Ending February 28, 1918. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 

1917. 



Henry C. Harden, Chairman, 

Elisha C. Andrews, Secretary. 

MEMBERS. 

Ward 1 — J. Godfrey Hammond, term expires March, 

1918. 
Ward 2 -Frederick S. Wiggin, term expires March, 

1919. 
Ward 3 — Paul LaBonte, term expires March, 1919. 
Ward 4 — Patrick C. Murnane, term expires March, 

1919. 
Ward 5 — Peter M. Gagne, term expires March, 1920. 
Appointed by City Council — Henry C. Harden and 
Fred H. Brown; terms expire March, 1920. Clement 
P. Roy and Elisha C. Andrews, terms expire March, 
1918. 

Meetings — Third Wednesday in each month. An- 
nual meeting first Tuesday in April. 

sub-committees. 

Finance and claims — Harden, Murnane, and Gagne. 
Qualification of teachers — Hammond, Andrews, and 

Harden. 
Music and Drawing — Roy, Andrews, and LaBonte. 
Health and Physical Culture — Hammond, LaBonte, 

and Andrews. 
High School — Brown, Harden, and Hammond. 
Grammar School — Andrews, Murnane, and Wiggin. 
Primary Schools — Brown, Roy, and LaBonte. 



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Ungraded Schools — Roy, LaBonte, and Andrews. 
Fuel and heating — Brown, Gagne, and Harden. 
Repairs — Harden, Gagne, and Brown. 
Manual Training — Andrews, Gagne, and Murnane. 
Attenadnce — Harden, LaBonte, and Wiggin. 



REPORT OF SI PERINTENDENT OF 
SCHOOLS. 



To the School Board of the Citjf of Somersworth: 

Gentlemen : In submitting to you a report of the 
condition and progress of your schools I am obliged to 
limit myself almost entirely to a recital of conditions 
as I found them in the fall and the enumeration of 
suggestions for the future. 

The first duty of a superintendent of schools upon 
assuming a new position is to acquaint himself as fully 
as possible with conditions as they exist. The second 
duty is to devise means to strengthen any weaknesses 
which may exist while at the same time keeping the 
other points on the same high plane. Throughout the 
past six months it has been my purpose to become thor- 
oughly familiar with conditions, but I realize that even 
now this end has not been fully attained. 

It has seemed wise to use three methods in study- 
ing your schools. Early in the fall I gave a series of 
standard tests covering most of the subjects. These 
tests made it possible for me to compare the results 
attained by our pupils with those already attained by 
a large number of pupils of corresponding grade in 
various parts of the country. A second application of 
some of these tests this spring will permit of a com- 
parison with the earlier results thus giving a rather 
good idea of the progress made during the year. 

A second method of measurement has been the 
giving of tests in various subjects which have been 
based upon the work as outlined by the state program. 
These tests have enabled me to form an opinion of the 
work already done and being done as showm by the 
results compared with those called for. 



122 

The third method has been frequent visits to the 
school rooms where constructive w^ork could be seen. 
This has also permitted me to discuss various points 
with the teachers, thereby gaining a more intimate 
knowledge of their aims and methods, as well as some 
insight into the peculiarities of the individual pupils. 

While these three methods have been intended pri- 
marily to show the condition of the pupils, education- 
ally, they have shown and will show what results are 
being secured by the teachers. If a pupil made a poor 
showing last fall the fault may be that of some earlier 
teacher. If the test this spring when compared with 
that of the fall shows little or no progress the fault 
can hardly be that of an earlier teacher. 

A school system like any other organization can 
be efficient only when each individual part is doing its ' 
share and all its share. If a teacher or any other 
individual does not do his or her part a change is ' 
necessary. If an individual does not know what his' 
part is a change of a different description is necessary. 
That is, there should be a more definite system. This 
means that the schools must be so organized that the 
teacher of each grade should know with a minimum 
of effort exactly what she is expected to teach in each 
subject. 

My observation of your schools very early showed 
me that there was too little system. In arithmetic 
three or four texts were in use in the various grades 
with the result that there was no continuity in the 
work. Each teacher as best she could covered the 
ground outlined in the state program or as much of it 
as to her seemed wise. Thus pupils of the upper grades 
who do not know their tables, or who are obliged to 
count their fingers or shoe buttons when they multiply 
are the product of a school system without system ; and 



123 

are suffering from what they could not help. This 
weakness has been remedied by the adoption of a series 
of arithmetics which comprises a continuous course 
beginning with the second grade and extending 
through the eighth grade. As a result each teacher 
by means of this text and her state program knows 
exactly what is expected of her and conversely when 
any weakness appears later it will be possible to place 
the responsibility. 

Practically the same situation appeared in the 
geography, although there were fewer texts in use. 
What there were, however, were old and much worn. 
By displacing these with a new and modern text both 
teachers and pupils were enabled and inspired to do 
better work. The result here as in arithmetic has 
been a beginning which gives every promise of an ex- 
cellent course. 

In reading there has been found a rather full 
equipment for class work, but a lack of what may be 
called library books. Since the way to learn to read is to 
read, it is essential that each class shall be provided 
with an abundant supply of material. This must be of 
two kinds, that for class reading, and that for individ- 
ual reading. The first five grades are well supplied with 
material for class reading while the upper grades must 
be supplied in the very near future. For individual 
reading all grades were and still are poorly supplied. 

Of all the subjects history, particularly in the 
middle grades, is perhaps most in need of attention. 
The books in use are in rather good condition but fail 
woefully to meet the needs of the several grades. This 
deficiency should, however, be made good not with a 
large number of sets of books but by placing in each 
room a few carefully selected reference books fitted 



124 

to the needs of those pupils and of such nature as they 
can readily comprehend. 

Writing is not a subject to be taught as "penman- 
ship" during ten or fifteen minutes a day but like 
grammar and spelling must be taught at all times. 
Each paper should be as well written as possible. Such 
instruction as is needed in the formation of letters 
should be given when needed and then the pupils 
should be held to a high standard. This is the aim of 
the teachers. 

In the departments of the so-called special teach- 
ers whose reports are attached herewith, the work has 
been extremely gratifying. The drawing this year is 
on a little more extensive scale than in the past, a nat- 
ural result of progress. The sewing has shown beyond 
question that it is a valuable and necessary subject. 
In addition to a large amount of charitable work the 
girls have made and are making numerous practical 
articles. In manual training the continuity of the 
course has been broken by two changes of instructors 
and a delay in starting. In this as in sewing it has 
been the intention to make the work as practical as 
possible, to teach what is needed when the occasion 
for it arises, and to work on worth while projects 
rather than samples. The music supervisor has en- 
deavored to organize a course which would be con- 
tinuous from grade to grade and to this end it seems 
advisable to displace the several old texts by a single 
modern series which shall produce results. 

The special teachers have all shown a desire to 
produce the best results possible, to organize their 
work to the best advantage of teachers and pupils and 
to give all assistance they can. The outcome is bound 
to be progress and accomplishment. 

In the high school the most conspicuous change 



125 

has been the new course of study including as it does 
a complete commercial course; and the provision of 
the necessary equipment. This in itself was a large 
and expensive undertaking exceeding in both ways 
the changes which I have already suggested. The 
wisdom and the results of the change are already evi- 
dent and will become more evident as time goes on. 

It has been our purpose to make the commercial 
course a genuine course and not simply a name. The 
requirements are such that the boy or girl who com- 
pletes the course will be well prepared as a stenog- 
rapher, typist and bookkeeper as well as securing a 
regular high school training in at least eight other 
studies and four years' training in English. This first 
year it has been impossible to get more than a start in 
the several commercial subjects but it is our plan to 
make a more intimate study of local methods of 
accounting and to supply stenographers and typists 
for temporary or substitute work next year. To this 
end we shall be glad to receive inquiries from business 
or professional men of the city. At the present time 
there are many things the boys and girls of the de- 
partment could do if given an opportunity and by an- 
other fall we expect the best of them will be able to 
give creditable accounts of themselves in offices where 
part time help is needed. 

The other classes of the high school have pro- 
' gressed along the lines prescribed by the new course 
of study. This was designed to permit a variation 
from the old classical course for so many years in ex- 
istence and which required that all take practically a 
college preparatory course regardless of their ultimate 
goal. The new course of study attempts to give a 
broader training for those not going beyond the high 
school v/hile at the same time giving suitable prepara- 



126 

tion lor normal school and college. While some pro- 
gress has been made in enriching the curriculum there 
is still room for more, though the present building pre- 
cludes much extension and even handicaps the present 
efforts. 

From the very lowest grades through the High 
school the teachers are attempting to secure a uniform 
standard of ranking. It has been the aim to mark all 
pupils according to a fixed scale to the end that any 
given rank may mean the same regardless of the grade 
in which it is given. This, like most of the process, is 
slow and will require time ; but in the end the result 
will be that pupils' records will be more nearly alike 
from year to year thus eliminating the high ranks of 
one year and the low ranks of another. Parents and 
pupils as well as teachers will be able to know exactly 
what certain marks mean and the doubt and dissat- 
isfaction often resulting from change of teachers will 
be removed. 

For the coming year I believe the work already 
underway should be continued. The process of system- 
atizing is slow at best and the results can not appear in 
one year or two but require several, in fact a school 
generation is necessary to show exactly what results 
are being secured. Thus far enough has been done in 
the vv^ay of adopting books to show what may be ex- 
pected and to cover a large portion of the expense. 
Hereafter it will be necessary only to add from time to 
time to what we already have. Obviously the sooner 
this is completed the better will be the results. Prac- 
tically all that has been done, as is the case with the 
commercial equipment at the High school, is permanent 
and will not require heavy expense to keep in operation. 

In so far as possible there should be some changes 
made the coming year. Of these the most important 



127 

is a special room for over-age pupils. This does not 
mean backward pupils only, but should include those 
who for any reason are older than might be expected 
in their respective grades. Herewith is attached a 
table showing the "Age and Grade Distribution, Sep- 
tember 1917." From this table it is apparent that a 
large number of our boys and girls are over-age, that 
is, are not as far advanced as their age would lead us 
to believe they should be. In some cases this is due 
to lack of ability, but as a rule the cause can be found 
elsewhere. Many of the pupils enter with an imper- 
fect knowledge of English and are thus handicapped. 
Others are kept out by poor health. 

By providing a special room these pupils could be 
brought to the proper degree of training and would 
then be able to return to the regular grade. The pupils 
would benefit by virtue of the individual attention 
and the help suited to their needs. On the other hand 
the grades would be benefitted in that they would not be 
constantly hindered by the presence of pupils who are 
unable to do the regular work. The result would be an 
improved grading and a better equipment for those 
who do not complete the elementary school course. 

The introduction of the commercial course in the 
High school has proved so successful we are enabled to 
judge something of the result to be expected from the 
introduction of other practical arts courses at the 
earliest possible time. I believe that we should have 
a domestic arts course for girls and a mechanics arts 
course for boys. These need not be instituted entirely 
in one year but could readily be adopted one year at a 
time, thus spreading the expense, even though it would 
be relatively small, over a period of three or four 
years. Having as we do sewing and manual training 
in the grades it would be a very simple step to extend 



128 

these courses one year at a time until the desired re- 
sult was secured. Logically these courses should be 
installed in a new high school building, but it is per- 
fectly possible to locate them temporarily in the build- 
ings now at our disposal and in such a way that most 
excellent results could be secured, and many of the 
young people of the city benefitted to a great extent. 

I would earnestly recommend to your serious con- 
sideration the discontinuance of the Blackwater school. 
The enrollment of six or seven pupils in almost as 
many grades does not warrant the expenditure needed. 
On the other hand one teacher can not give so many 
grades the same instruction they could get by attend- 
ing the schools in the center of the city, where a 
teacher devotes her entire effort to a single grade. The 
welfare of the pupils alone would be sufficient reason 
for making the change were there no economic reason. 

The enrollment in your schools at the present 
time is as follows: High School, 78; Chandler School, 
147; Burleigh School, 187; Union Street, 188; Black- 
water, 7 ; a total of 607. This is an increase of 17 
over last year and very nearly equals the enrollment 
two years ago which was the largest for several years. 
This fact in the face of the unusual economic condi- 
tions is extremely gratifying and would seem to show 
a tendency in the right direction. The table of "School 
Statistics 1916-1917" shows the enrollment for last 
year together with several other items of interest. 

In closing I wish to express my deep appreciation 
of the attitude taken by the teachers in view of the 
somewhat trying conditions through which they have 
passed. Almost without exception my efforts have 
been met with their whole-hearted support and co- 
operation, and all have been anxious to improve con- 
ditions as much as possible. 



129 

To the open-minded progressive attitude of your 
board I feel myself indebted for any success I may 
have had in my efforts thus far. It is my sincere wish 
that our relations may continue to be as frank and cor- 
dial as they have been and by this continued co-opera- 
tion I feel certain we shall be able to accomplish all 
that we undertake for the welfare of the school chil- 
dren of Somersworth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD H. LEONARD. 

Superintendent of Schools. 
March 1, 1918. 






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REPORT OF TEACHER OF MANUAL 
TRAINING. 



To the Superintendent of Schools and the School Board 
of Somersivorth: 

Gentlemen : Two hours each week, instead of one, 
as was previously the case, are devoted to manual 
training in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. 
The work consists of exercises which aim to train the 
boys in the manipulation of tools and at the same time 
produce articles of practical value. The sixth grade 
are working on projects of a simple nature, the pri- 
mary aim being to acquaint the pupils with the differ- 
• ent tools and their use. The seventh and eighth grades 
are given work of more complicated design. Taborets, 
mission book cases, necktie racks, etc., are projects 
worked very satisfactorily by the members of these 
two grades. The ninth grade are allowed to select 
their own projects, with the advice of the instructor. 
Skis, medicine cabinets, and towel racks are a few of 
the projects selected by the students, which are being 
worked with much interest and enthusiasm. 

The ultimate object of manual training is not to pro- 
duce carpenters and mechanics, but to train our boys 
to use tools intelligently, to possess a practical knowl- 
edge of industry, to co-ordinate the work of the hand 
and mind, and, finally, to secure a vigorous mental 
reaction through the pupil's manual activity, and 
through his interest in the constructive problem. 

; Respectfully submitted, 

Hamilton Rumrill, 

Teacher of Manual Training. 



REPORT OF TEACHER OF DRAWING. 



To the Superintendent of Sehooh and Members of the 
School Fioard: 

Gentlemen : Permit me to submit the following: 
report of drawing, as taught in the Somersworth 
schools the past year : 

In the first three grades the aim of the work in draw- 
ing has been to develop in the pupil the power to per- 
ceive beauty and to express it. In those grades all 
free-hand drawing is done from objects actually before 
the eye, except in such exercises as are intended to cul- 
tivate the memory or the imagination. 

From the fourth to the ninth grades inclusive, the 
pupils are taught to see and to express the way things 
look, also to have an understanding of the simpler laws 
of composition. 

The purpose of nature drawing, as taught, is to de- 
velop in the pupil the power to understand and to 
express in a sympathetic way the life and beauty of 
growing things. 

By the study of illustrations the pupils are led to see 
what constitutes a good illustration. In this work they 
gain familiarity with the names of leading illustrators 
and a few important facts about each, with emphasis 
laid on the ability to recognize the style of the best 
illustrators. 

Sketch books are used for the purpose of developing 
free and original modes of expression, and thus cul- 
tivating taste in the selection of subjects and famil- 
iarity with the simpler laws of composition. 

Color work forms an important part of the course. 
The perception of, and the distinction in, color are 



134 

brought out, as a means for cultivating the enjoyment 
of colors and the power to combine them harmoniously. 

The aim of the working in constructive drawing is 
the development of the appreciation of accuracy and of 
the ability to make and read drawings which show the 
structure of objects. 

In closing, I wish to thank all who have been of 
assistance in the work. 

Respecfully submitted, 

Alma B. Roy, 

Teacher of Drawing. 



REPORT OF THE TEACHER OF SEWING. 



Manual training, introduced as a necessary part of 
education, has raised sewing to an art of very great 
importance, not only from the practical advantage of 
being able to use the thimble ; the mental training, 
through hand and eye, has proved a paramount effect 
on the character. 

The training of the hand makes it powerful in other 
employments of life, and is, therefore, of equal advan- 
tage to the boys and girls in the primary grades ; then 
the value of many needs in homes of to-day has called 
upon the teachers of the household arts to aid in the 
solution of those problems. 

In the first three grades the boys and girls sew to- 
gether, and I find that the boys have shown equal inter- 
est and enthusiasm with the girls. All the early steps 
in household art make an excellent foundation for 
sewing, and the articles should be single in construc- 
tion, and of a nature to appeal to the child's interests. 

The following course is planned to cover the first 
year in the nine grades for our schools : 

Grade Two. 

First. Lesson on correct position, threading 

needles, tying knots, and use of thimble. 
Second. Practice work in single stitches. 
Third. Button-bag. 
Fourth. Pen-wiper. 
Fifth. Weaving mat of colored thread. 
Sixth. Bean-bag. 

Grade Three. 

First. Review single stitches. 
Second. Hemming dish-towels. 





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Third. 


Holders. 


Fourth. 


Needle-book. 


Fifth. 


Spool knitting. 


Sixth. 


Patch-work. 



Grade Four. 

First. Review position, length of thread, and single 

stitches. 
Second. Pen-wiper for school use. 
Third. Ruler and pencil case for school use. 
Fourth. Single gingham apron and cap to match. 
Fifth. Making of doll's clothes. 
Sixth. Patch-work. 
Seventh. Darning. 

Grade Five. 

First. Review of stitches. 

Second. Burlap mat weaved in colors. 

Third. Laundry bag. 

Fourth. Sewing-bag, with design. 

Fifth. Furnishing a dolls' bedroom. 

Sixth. Rug braiding and rug weaving. 

Grades Sixth and Seventh. 

Exercise 1. First, Correct position. 

Second, Threading needle. 
Third, Using scissors. 
Exercise 2. First, Running stitch. 
Second, Hemming. 
Third, Back stitch. 
Fourth, Blanket stitch. 
Fifth, Button-hole stitch. 
Sixth, Cross stitch. 
Seventh, Catch stitch. 
Application, Knitting bag, cooking apron, holders, 
and dust-bag. 



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Exercise. First, Pull threads. 

Second, Hem-stitch. 

Third, Single embroidery stitch. 
Application. Handkerchief, apron, guest towel. 

Crocheting. 
Pincushion. 
Insertion for towel or scarf. 

Grade Eighth. 

First, Hemstitch table-runner. 
Second, Scalloped round doily. 
Third, Drafting nightdress pattern. 
Fourth, Knitting: 

Sweater. 

Wristlets. 

Helmet. 

Stockings. 

Scarf. 

Squares. 

Grade Ninth. 
First, Mending: 

First, Overhanding patch. 

Second, Damask patch. 

Third, Gingham patch. 
Second, Corset cover. 
Third, Drafting of drawers pattern. 
Fourth, Drafting of skirt pattern. 
Fifth, Drafting of waist pattern. 
Sixth, Kimona. 
Seventh. Simple dress. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Laura Ramsburg, 

Teacher of Sewing. 



REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC. 



To the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of 
Education of Somersworth: 

Gentlemen : I herewith submit the report of my 
first half-year's work of music supervision, in the city. 

The ultimate aim of music teaching in the public 
schools is to lead the child to love, to know, and to 
appreciate the music in as many phases as possible, 
that he may have a big, broad interest in the subject, 
and thus make life fuller and more complete. With 
this aim in our minds and hearts we work. 

Although there is much to do, I found the grades in 
good condition, due to the successful efforts of the 
teachers and my predecessor in the work. Our great- 
est need is materials. No one definite plan or system 
seems to have been followed ; therefore we find only 
numbers of worn-out books, a few of each of several 
series. We are trying, a little at a time, to introduce 
the "Progressive Method" and books; first, because 
they are recommended by our State Department, and, 
second, because fine school "systems have proven their 
worth. 

The victrolas and splendid collections of records 
found in our grade schools are of untold value. At the 
Burleigh School we are having special appreciation 
lessons every other week. It is interesting to see how 
much they mean to the children. We hope to do the 
same kind of work in the Union School, by another 
year. At the Chandler Building, each week, we have 
general assembly for chorus work, victor lessons, and 



139 

special work in appreciation. Our music bulletin 
board, which is to be supplied with material by the 
children, will be an added help. At Christmas, for our 
regular lesson, we had a prog-ram in keeping with the 
season. 

The work with the monotones is especially interest- 
ing, although it requires a vast amount of patience. 
Not all children can sing, but almost all can, if helped 
when they are in grades one and two. They are called 
monotones, because they can sing only one or two tones. 
During the lesson they listen ; then the supervisor 
takes them outside the room, where they receive indi- 
vidual help. The grade teacher tries to give each one 
just a minute of help every day. 

The High School is the place where I found the 
greatest problem, and is, therefore, where I have put 
forth the greatest effort. The idea which seemed to 
prevail, that music period was a play period, and only 
girls ought to sing, is entirely false. Music period 
ought to be enjoyable, but, even so, it is a M^ork period. 
Boys, as well as girls, delight to sing, when the music 
appeals to them both in choice and manner of presen- 
tation. We have had a chorus period every week, and 
the students have proven the above statements more 
fully each month, but we still have much to do. In 
addition to our chorus we have had one period each 
week for general work in appreciation. We have 
.studied men's and women's voices, different kinds of 
songs, the development of piano music, and are now 
studying the orchestra. For illustrative material, our 
students who play or sing well have very kindly per- 
formed for us. Two of our citizens have loaned us 
victor machines, for one or more lessons, and I have 
borrowed the records from different sources. I hope 



140 

that soon some of our city musicians can come to us, 
not for entertainment alone, but for instruction. Our 
greatest need is a victrola. Surely, if the grades need 
one, the High School does. I should be glad of any 
suggestions as to how we may fill that need. It has not 
seemed best to me. under present war conditions this 
year, to try to give an entertainment. I appreciate 
fully the help which I have received in this High School 
work from those in authority, and we can do only a 
little at a time, but our music can be what it should 
only when we put it on a level with other subjects; 
when we give credit for chorus; when appreciation is 
an elective study, with credit; when outside music 
study, properly carried on, receives credit. There are, 
according to my records, at least seventy children, be- 
ginning in the fourth grade, taking private lessons this 
year, at an approximate cost of $1,890 for the year. 
Ought not music to receive some credit in our High 
School? 

Dr. P. P. Claxton, United States Commissioner of 
Education says, "Sooner or later we shall not only rec- 
ognize the cultural value of music ; we shall also begin 
to understand that, after the beginning of reading, 
writing, and arithmetic, music has greater practical 
value than any other subjects taught in schools." This 
is also the opinion of Dr. A. E. Winship, editor of the 
Journal of Education ; Dr. Eliot, president emeritus of 
Harvard, and many others. 

We have had one special period of chorus for visi- 
tors, and will have another soon. At Christmas time 
a pleasing program was arranged by a committee from 
each class, and the National Week of Song was cele- 
brated in all schools. Our two school songs, the words 
for which were written by one of our teachers and one 



141 

of our students and adapted to familiar tunes, have 
done much to add to our school spirit. 

I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the 
co-operation given me by the Superintendent, the 
teachers, and many others. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Agnes Genieve Garland, 

Supervisor of Music. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
AND CLAIMS. 



SOMERSWORTH, N. H., MARCH 1, 1918. 

To the School Board: 

Gentlemen : Your committee on finance and claims 
herewith submits its report for the year ending Feb- 
ruary 28, 1918. 

The following amounts have been placed to the credit 
of the public schools during the past year : 
Annual appropriation. 
Transferred from dog licenses account, 
Chandler fund income, 
Transferred from liquor licenses account, 
Literary fund. 
Tuition. 

Total, $28,091 97 
The expenditures during the year have been as 
follows : 

Repairs, $1,058 70 

Supplies, 2,117 39 

Miscellaneous, 520 98 

Books. 840 56 

Teachers, 17,644 01 

Janitors, 2,192 75 

Fuel, 2,520 68 

Truant officer. 200 00 

Transportation, 693 80 

Water, 171 10 

Insurance, 132 00 



$27 


',000 


00 




198 


41 




35 


31 




353 


40 




458 


64 




46 


21 



Total, S28,091 97 



ITEMIZED ACCOUNT OF BILLS FOR 
THE YEAR, 1917-1918. 



Repairs. 

C. Everett Ricker, stock and labor, $ 570 87 

Burlington Blind Co., repairs, 181 71 

Charles J. McGuinness, repairs, 87 58 

Albert A. Tapscott, stock and labor, 79 41 

Clement P. Roy, repairs, 36 63 

Frank Deschenes, repairs, 24 82 

Arthur Nadeau, repairs, 22 63 

Louis Normand, repairs, 17 40 

Charles Morrison, stock and labor, 13 00 

Jesse R. Home, lumber, 7 93 

Joseph Vachon, trucking, 4 62 

Alfred St. Laurent, repairs, 4 60 

A. G. Bernier & Son, repairs, 3 00 

Godfroid Gregoire, stock and labor, 2 50 

Orian L. Joy, repairs, 2 00 



$1,058 70 



Supplies. 

Edward H. Quimby, supplies, $ 385 14 

Milton Bradley Co., supplies, 353 01 

J. L. Hammett Co., supplies, 314 65 

Heywood Bros., supplies, 197 10 
The Free Press Publishing Co., printing and 

supplies, 117 26 

Wimpfheimer & Co., supplies, 103 86 

Clement P. Roy, supplies, 101 67 



144 

1. E. Knott Apparatus Co., supplies, 

Edward E. Babb & Co.. supplies, 

Joseph Plante, supplies. 

West Disinfecting Co., supplies, 

Charles J. McGuinness, supplies, 

Pioneer Manufacturing Co., supplies, 

Sarah G. McCarthy, supplies, 

John B. Morin, supplies, 

Sweetser-Sanborn Co., supplies. 

Edwin J. York, supplies, 

Courtis Standard Research Tests, supplies, 

Somersworth Candy Manufacturing Company 

supplies. 
Teachers' College, supplies, 
Charles H. Harmon, supplies, 
Somersworth Post Office, supplies, 
Mrs. Louis P. Cote, supplies, 
Holden Patent Book Cover Co., supplies, 
Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 
Boston Index Card Co., supplies, 
Mrs. Minnie Magnon, supplies, 
Boston Music Co., supplies, 
F. W. Woolworth Co., supplies, 
University Supply Association, supplies, 
Bon Marche, supplies, 
Kansas State Normal School, supplies, 
Preston Auto Co., service, 
Lothrop Piano Co., supplies, 
Somersworth Grocery Co., supplies. 



Total, 



$ 84 


19 


70 


35 


46 


95 


46 


50 


37 


50 


33 


43 


28 


80 


22 


33 


21 


70 


18 


76 


18 


75 


ny, 

22 


75 


15 


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12 


45 


10 


80 


8 


75 


7 


89 


5 


39 


4 


90 


4 


50 


4 


39 


3 


88 


3 


25 


2 


95 


2 


79 


2 


40 


1 


75 


1 


60 


$ 2,117 


39 



Miscellaneous. 

Elisha C. Andrews, services as secretary, | 100 00 



145 

Elisha C. Andrews, enumeration of scholars, 

Strafford- York Gas Co., gas. 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., 

service. 
Twin State Gas & Electric Co.. lighting, 
John E. Sullivan, P. M., supplies, 
Edward H. Leonard, cash paid out, 
Mary F. Kelley, care of stock room, 
Lucy F. Clements, care of stock room, 
Wildreck Vezeau, labor, 
Joseph Vachon, trucking. 
Winfred S. Ross, work on diplomas, 
Nellie E. Kearns. compiling and typewriting 

annual report, 
Clement P. Roy. supplies. 
Percy A. Allen, cash paid out, 
American Express Co.. expressage, 
Jesse R. Home, supplies. 
Dorothy L. Hill, services, 
Louis Couture, trucking. 
Joseph O. Paquette, use of piano, 
Somersworth Grocery Co., supplies, 
Peter M. Gagne. cash paid out for graduation 

tickets, 
A. Carter & Son, supplies, 
Charles H. Twombly, supplies. 
Boston and Maine Railroad, freight, 
Albert A. Tapscott, repairs. 
Joseph Lachance, labor, 
Louis Langelier, labor, 
Charles J. McGuinness, repairs, 
Harry A. Day, repairs, 
Walter L. Whitaker, supplies, 

Total, $ 520 98 



$ 50 


00 


46 


61 


45 


15 


34 


28 


26 


22 


26 


09 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


24 


76 


17 


50 


10 


00 


10 


00 


8 


85 


7 


97 


7 


35 


6 


00 


5 


50 


3 


00 


2 


67 


2 


00 




92 




90 




61 




50 




50 




50 




00 




75 




35 



146 



Books. 

American Book Co.. books, 
Ginn & Co., books, 
Macmillan Co., books, 
Edward E. Babb & Co., books, 
D. C. Heath & Co., books, 
Greg-g Publishing Co., books. 
Silver, Burdett & Co.. books, 
Educational Publishing Co., books. 
Palmer & Parker Co., books, 
Houghton, Mifflin Co., books, 

C. E. Merrill Co., books, 

D. A. Appleton & Co., books, 
C. C. Birchard & Co., books, 
Allyn & Bacon, books, 
Warwick & York, books, 
Thompson, Brown & Co., books 
Milton, Bradley Co., books, 
Laurel Book Co., books. 

Division of Education, Sage Foundation, 
Educational Specialties, books. 

Total, 



$ 270 


07 


217 


40 


79 


60 


37 


08 


34 


52 


34 


07 


32 


20 


24 


62 


20 


94 


19 


78 


18 


78 


10 


67 


9 


87 


9 


79 


5 


15 


5 


00 


4 


84 


4 


08 


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10 


1 


00 



$ 840 56 



Teachers' Salaries. 



Teachers' pay roll, No. 



1, 
2, 
3, 
4, 
5, 
6, 
7, 
8. 



$1,719 68 
1,626 89 
1,595 96 
1,657 85 
1,688 75 
1,830 00 
1,830 00 
1,921 04 



147 
Teachers' pay roll, No. 9, 



$1,917 36 
1,826 48 



Total, $17,614 01 

Elisha C. Andrews, services as superintend- 
ent pro-tem, 30 00 



Total, 



$17,644 01 







Janitors' Sa 


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Total, 
Joseph Langelier, services as janitor. 

Total, 



$ 207 


50 


207 


50 


207 


50 


207 


50 


207 


50 


230 


00 


230 


00 


230 


00 


230 


00 


230 


00 


$2,187 


50 


5 


25 


$2,192 


75 



Fuel. 



Richards & Co., coal, $ 763 53 

Paul Breton, coal, 524 23 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight on coal, 461 70 

Schippe Bros., coal, 475 95 

Frank Martin, wood. 105 00 



148 

Warren Carter, wood. 
Ernest S. Foss, wood, 
Ruel & Co., coal, 
Pierre Jalbert, sawing wood, 
Louis Couture, hauling coal. 

Total. 



$ 


97 


50 




63 


77 




13 


00 




12 


00 




4 


00 


S2.; 


520 


68 



Truant Officer. 

Walter J. Gilbert, services. $ 200 00 



Transportation. 

Joseph A. Casgrain, $ 500 00 

Dover, Somers^^■o^th and Rochester Street 

Railway. 193 80 



Total, $693 80 

Water. 

Somersworth Water Works, S 171 10 



Insurance. 
Laurent J. Gaudreau, S 132 00 



Chandler Fund. 

Books, $ 35 30 

Total, $28,091 97 



SALARIES OF TEACHERS. 



John R. Uniack, principal. $1,600 00 

Henry P. Mullen, High, 900 00 

Minna Bretschneider, High, 750 00 

Lucy Clements, High, 750 00 

Catherine Creedan, High, 750 00 
Benjamin S. Mooney, Grammar, 9th grade, 1,200 00 

Anna Kavanaugh, Grammar, 7th grade, 625 00 

Bessie Mullen, 8th grade, 625 00 

Annie L. Hodsdon, Grammar, 6th grade, 625 00 

Stella Downing, Grammar, 7th grade, 625 00 

Mary F. Kelley, Primary, 5th grade, 625 00 

Annie F. Sullivan, Primary, 6th grade, 625 00 

Fannie A. Gate, Primary, 4th grade, 575 00 

Lizzie M. Drew, 4th grade, 575 00 

Bessie L. Freeman, Primary, 3rd grade, 575 00 

Abbie G. Keating, Primary, 2nd grade, 575 00 

Margaret M. Ellis, Primary, 1st grade, 575 00 

Julia G. McCarthy, Primary, 1st grade, 575 00 

S. Agnes Locke, Primary, 2nd grade, 575 00 

Blanche V. Thibaudeau, 2nd grade, 575 00 

Mary A. Minehan, Primary, 3rd grade, 575 00 

Teresa F. Mack, Primary, 5th grade, 575 00 

Louise Tripp, Ungraded, Blackwater. 450 00 

Alma B. Roy, Drawing, 575 00 

Laura Ramsburg, Sewing, 525 00 

Agnes G. Garland, Music, 550 00 
Hamilton Rumrill, Manual Training, $10 per week 

Edward H. Leonard, Superintendent, 1,200 00 



GRADUATING EXERCISES, CLASS OF 1917. 



Graduating exercises of the class of 1917, Somers- 
worth High School, at Somersworth Theatre, Tuesday 
evening, June 19, at eight o'clock. 



Motto: "Impossible is Un-American." 
Class Colors: Dark Blue and Gold. 



Program. 

Entrance March, Class of 1917 
Prayer, Dr. F. G. Woodworth 

Chorus: (a) "March, March," FarweU 

(b) "Star of the Sea," Wareing 

School 

Salutatory and Essay, Winnifred Margaret Graham 

Address to the Undergraduates, Emily Ora Kimball 

Chorus : "The Flower of Liberty," Neidlinger 

School 
Class Will, Rudolph Jeneau 

Essay and Valedictory, Elinor Frances Leahy 



Class Ode 

Presentation of Diplomas 
Benediction 



151 
Class Roll. 

Lena Estelle Andrews 

Ida Pauline Bernstein 

Elmer Metford Colburn 

William Jennings Duffy 
Mary Agnes Duggan 

Katherine Mary Flanagan 

*Winnifred Margaret Gahagan 
Evelina Marie Ange Gilbert 
Rudolph Jeneau 

Dorothy Artemis Kavanaugh 
Emily Ora Kimball 

**Elinor Frances Leahy 

William Dean Littlefield 
•First Honor **Second Honor 



Class Officers. 

Rudolph Jeneau, President. 
Emily Ora Kimball, Vice-President. 
Elmer Metford Colburn, Secretary. 
Dorothy Artemis Kavanaugh, Treasurer. 



152 
Class Ode. 

Here this evening we are gathered, 

Now the time has come to part 
But the memory of our school days 

Will lurk always in our hearts. 
In life's battle we shall not falter, 

Duty first shall be our cry. 
Prospect Hill, we cannot linger, 

Farewell, we must say "Good-by." 
Though our ways from now are parting, 

To the school we're loyal still, 
And we ask God's richest blessing 

For you, dear old Prospect Hill. 
In this world we are fit to conquer, 

Work and win where duty lies. 
S. H. S., we must not linger. 

Farewell, we all say "Good-by." 

Rudolph Jeneau. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



FROM 



MARCH >, I9J7, TO MARCH 1, J9I8 



WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



Frank E. Hobbs, Chairman. 
Charles F. Crockett, Clerk. 
Peter M. Gagne. 



Frank E. Hobbs, elected March 27. 1912; term expires 
June 16, 1918. 

Charles F. Crockett, elected March 28, 1905; term ex- 
pires June 16, 1920. 

Peter M. Gagne, elected January 5, 1915; term expires 
June 16, 1919. 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Council: 

Gentlemen : In accordance with the city ordi- 
nances, your Board of Water Commissioners herewith 
submit the following annual report for the year ending 
February 28, 1918. 

Following the usual custom, the commissioners met 
at the office in the citj'^ building, June 16, 1917, and or- 
ganized by electing Frank E. Hobbs, chairman, and 
Charles F. Crockett, clerk. John Parsons was elected 
superintendent of water works ; James A. Flanagan, 
engineer, and Charles Michel, assistant engineer at the 
pumping station. 

PUMPING STATION. 

The pumping station carries the usual amount of 
insurance. The pumps are in good working condition, 
but need painting, which we shall endeavor to have 
done later in the year. The boilers have been inspected 
as usual and favorable reports received from the Fidel- 
ity and Casualty Company. Some repairs are needed 
on the outside of the building, and we would recom- 
mend, also, the building of an addition to the coal shed 
at the pumping station, to enable us to have a sufficient 
amount of coal on hand for the winter months. 

FILTER BED. 

The filter bed has had its usual cleaning, and the 
usual amount of sand has been washed and replaced on 
the bed. We would recommend the construction of a 
machine for removing the sand from the bed when it 
is cleaned. 

SERVICE PIPES. 

Eight new services have been laid during the year, 
making a total of 1,000 now in use. 



156 
METERS. 

There have been eight new meters added during the 
year, making a total of 399 now in use. 



Receipts and Expenditures from March 1, 1917, 
to March 1, 1918. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand March 1, 1917, 

Faucets, 

Bath tubs, 

Water closets. 

Urinals, 

Specials, 

Hose, 

Horses, 

Cows, 

Heating apparatus, 

Service pipes, 

Meters, 

Meter rents. 

Total, 
Abatements, 

Amount collected. 
Uncollected from water takers, 



$ 111 


67 


4,410 


62 


114 


00 


1,853 


30 


9 


00 


3,701 


50 


95 


00 


80 


00 


3 


00 


5 


00 


92 


33 


6,467 


20 


386 


85 


$17,329 


47 


562 


75 


$16,766 72 


187 


00 



157 

Bills Approved for Payment with the Various 

Departments to which they Belong. 

MAINTENANCE. 

Office expenses, 
Salaries, 

Pumping station, 
Meter service. 
Distribution piping. 
Service pipes, 
Interest, 
Hydrants, 
Miscellaneous, 
Stand pipe. 

Total maintenance, 



$ 163 


54 


1,075 


00 


9.731 


93 


4 


36 


50 


66 


507 


60 


5,440 


00 


298 


47 


117 


72 


2 


36 


$17,391 


64 



CONSTRUCTION. 

Meter service, $ 129 28 

Distribution piping, 49 92 

Service pipes, 290 70 



Total construction, $ 469 90 



Total expenditures, $17,861 54 



158 

Summary Account, Showing Earnings, Receipts 

and Expenditures, from March 1, 1917, 

to March 1, 1918. 



Bills collected by superintendent, $16,766 72 

Bills approved, $17,861 54 

Respectfully submitted. 

P. M. Gagne, 
Charles F. Crockett, 
Water Commissioners. 



WATER WORKS BONDS. 



The following is a statement of the water works 
bonds, showing the date when they mature : 

One hundred and thirty-two bonds of $1,000 each, 
maturing October 1, 1918. 

Total amount of bonds, $132,000, with interest at 
four per cent. 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. 



To the Board of Water Commissioners : 

Gentlemen: The following report of the superin- 
tendent for the fiscal year ending February 28, 1918, 
is respectfully submitted: 

PUMPING STATION. 

The pumps have worked continuously. The boilers 
have been duly inspected and favorable reports re- 
ceived from the Fidelity and Casualty Company. 

Repairs have been made, when necessary, and the 
pumps are now in good working condition. 

STAND PIPE. 

A few minor leaks have been repaired during the 
year on same. 

HYDRANTS. 

The hydrants have been tested and repairs made, 
when necessary. 

DISTRIBUTION PIPING. 

Leak in 8-inch main, Main street; leak in 12-inch 
main. Market street, joints. 

SERVICES. 

Eight new services have been laid during the year, 
making a total now in use of 1,000. Repairs have 
been made to many, owing to leaks, principally goose 
necks. 

We have had to dig up and clean out 53 service pipes 
that were filled with sediment and rust, which affected 
the pressure of same. 

We are using for sterilization, chlorine gas, Many 



160 

analyses of water have been made during" the year, and 
it has always been pronounced free from injurious 
bacteria, and safe for drinking and domestic purposes. 
The usual amount of sand has been washed and re- 
placed on the filter bed, which keeps the bed up to the 
proper standard. 

METERS. 

There have been added eight meters during the year, 
making the total now in use 399, classified as follows : 

Dwellings, 365 

Dwellings and stores, 4 

Stores, 11 

Schools, 5 

Hotels, 1 

Worsted mill. 1 

Saloons. 4 

Shoe shops, 1 

Laundries, 2 

Banks, 1 

R. R. depots, 2 

G. A. R. Hall, 1 

A. O. H. Hall, 1 



Total, 399 

Owned by the department. 394, private, 5. 

Cash received from March 1, 1917 to Feb- 
ruary 28. 1918, $16,655 05 

Balance on hand March 1, 1917, 111 67 



$16,766 72 
Deposited with City Treasurer, $16,816 00 

Over-payment for year, $ 49 28 

Uncollected from water takers, $ 187 00 



161 

In closing, I desire to express my thanks for the 
many kindly expressions from the gentlemen of the 
board, and to all those with whom it has been my pleas- 
ure to meet in my capacity as Superintendent of the 
Somersworth Water Works during the past year. 

John Parsons, 

Superintendent. 

Somersworth. N. H.. February 28. 1918. 



ENGINEERS REPORT. 



To the Board of Water Commissioners, Somersivortk, N. H. : 

Gentlemen : I herewith respectfully submit the fol- 
lowing report, covering the twelve months from March i, 
1917, to March i, 1918: 



X 


It 






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s a 




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March 


22,3-?o,049 720.324 

17,214,189 573,806 


108,810 


7.220.35 


232 


«S 


31 


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April 
May 


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80,870 


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30 


30 


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13,728,080 457-60'? 


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45 


31 


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6,951.29 


148 


45 


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July 


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160 


45 


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1,647,483,565 


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160 


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31 


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j6,977,974 


67,860 


6,947-84 


'52 


30 


30 


1,569,275,022 
1,647,239,275 


October 


547,999 


80,200 


7,223.05 


188 


45 


31 


November 


15,684,167 


522,806 


78,200 


6,895-79 


170 


30 


30 


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December 


20,796,097 


670,842 


99,800 


7,015.08 


219 


45 


31 


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1918. 


















January 


26,229.180 


846,103 


120,800 


7,934-27 


277 


30 


31 


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February 


28.122,611 


1 004,379 


126.200 


6.223.76 


293 




28 


1,361,510,912 




216,652,249 


593,568 


1,073,330 


84,850.58 


2,411 


405 


365 


18,092,047,003 



Respectfully submitted, 

James A. Flanagan, 

Engineer. 
Somersworth, N. H., March i, 1918. 



VITAL STATISTICS 



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Financial Statement 5 

Municipal Election 6 

City Government 7 

Resolutions 16 

Petitions 19 

Report of City Solicitor 27 

Library Trustees 28 

City Clerk 33 

Board of Health 34 

Sti-eet Commissioner 37 

Directors of Forest Glade Cemetery 38 

Superintendent of Cemetery 40 

Chief Engineer 41 

City Treasurer 44 

Overseer of Poor 47 

Tax Collector 48 

Inspector of Plumbing' 50 

City Marshal 51 

Clerk of Municipal Court 54 

City Messenger 58 

Auditors 60 

Schedule of City Property 61 

General Debt Bonds 62 

Water Works - Bonds 62 

Valuation 63 

Statement of Expenditures 64 

Liquor Licenses 107 

Location of Fire Alarm Boxes 108 

Appropriations 110 

Cemetery Trust Fund Ill 

Department of Public Insti-uction 119 

Report of Superintendent 121 

Teacher of Manual Training 132 

Teacher of Drawing 133 

Teacher of Sewing 135 

Teacher of Music 138 

Committee on Finance and Claims 142 

Itemized Account of Bills 143 

Salaries of Teachers 149 

Graduating Exercises, High School 150 

Report of Water Commissioners 155 

Vital Statistics 163