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1 The University of Maine Maine Town Documents Maine Government Documents 1902 Financial Report of the Selectmen of the Town of Bucksport Together With The Warrant, and Reports of the Auditor of Accounts, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Schools, Road Commissioner, and Town Clerk 1902 Bucksport, (Me.). Follow this and additional works at: Repository Citation Bucksport, (Me.)., "Financial Report of the Selectmen of the Town of Bucksport Together With The Warrant, and Reports of the Auditor of Accounts, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Schools, Road Commissioner, and Town Clerk 1902" (1902). Maine Town Documents. Paper This Report is brought to you for free and open access by It has been accepted for inclusion in Maine Town Documents by an authorized administrator of

2 F IN A N CIA L REPORT OF the s e l e c t m e n OF THE TOWN of BUCKSPORT TOGETHER WITH THE W A R R A N T AND REPORTS OF THE auditor of Accounts, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Schools, Road Commissioner, \ and Town Clerk. R. P. Harriman. Pr., Bucksport, Me t

3 Sewing Machines I have them right from the Factory At prices ranging from w ith a M an u factu re's W arrant. We have in stock all kinds of Machine Needles, Oil, Belts, Shuttles, Et We have a few second-hand Machines that will be sold cheap. They are all right and will do good work. Machines of all kinds repaired. P. A. GOODALE, AMERICAN EXPRESS OFFICE, BUCKSPORT, MAINE.

4 FINANCIAL REP0RT OF THE SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN of BUCKSPORT TOGETHER WITH THE WARRANT AND REPORTS OF THE Auditor of Accounts, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Schools, Road Commissioner, and Town Clerk. R. P. Harriman. Pr., Bucksport, Me. 1902

5 IN D E X. A Annuity Grammar School Building, 21 Auditor s Report, 35 C Culvert at Smelt Brook, 26 D Discounts, Abatements and Contingents, E Engine Companies, 23 F Free High School, Fire Department, L Lighting Streets, 21 Liquor Agency, Liabilities and Resources, 31 P Purposes for Which Taxes were Assessed, 1-2 Poor Not on the Farm, Protection of Sheep, 28 Post G. A. R., 30 R Road Commissioner s Account, 2-9 Report of Superintendent of Schools, Report of Vital Statistics, 43 S Salary of Town Officers, 29 Support of Schools, 18 School Text-books, 19 Schoolhouse Repairs, Sewer Account, T Town Farm Account with Supt Town Farm Account, Tax, 1901, 32 Treasurer's Report, V I* Valuation and Taxes, 1 W Warrant for Annual Meeting, 36-27

6 Report of the Selectmen For the Municipal Year 1901 To the I nhabitants of the T o w n of B ucksport : We herewith submit a financial report of your Town for the year, Feb. 22nd, 1901, to Feb. 22nd, Valuation and Taxes. Resident real estate, $615, Personal estate, 257, Non-resident real estate, 47, Personal estate, 2, Total $923, Total Amount Raised for Taxes. Tax on $923, Tax on 767 Polls to) $3. Tax on 129 Bicycles (a)03. <a>$1. $27, , $30, Purposes For Which Taxes Were Assessed. For Support of Schools, $3, Support of Poor, 2, Payment of Interest, Coupon on Town bonds, 3, Principal on Town bonds, 3, Fire Department, Engine Companies Salary, Roads, Bridges and Sidewalks, 3, Snow bills, 2, Discounts, Abatements, and Contingent, 1,700 00

7 2 For Post 53 g. A. R. Memorial Day, Salary of Town officers, V School Text Books, Repairs on School buildings, Free High School, Annuity on Grammar School building, Lighting streets, Culvert at Smelt Brook, State Tax, County Tax, V Overlayings, Supplementary Tax, Account of WALTER SNOWMAN, Road Commissioner. E xpended duringthe Winter o f 190and Adams, George Aiken,John Allison, ErastusG. Alexander, Wm. Arey, Eivin Arey, Frank Arey, Henry Arey, Herbert Arey, S. H. Atwood, Chas. E. Atwood, I). F. Atwood, George Atwood, Jesse Atwood, Nathan F. Atwood, Wm. A. Atwood, W. T. Beale, Frank Bennett, Robert Benson, Neil Blood, B. A. Blood, L. M. Bonzey, Chas. Bowden, Chas. H. Buzzell, Wm. Brown, Chas. Bridges, Jerry Jr. Brown, Walter Bridges, John J. Bridges, Henry Bowden, Wm. Jr. Bridges, J. Nve Bridges, George Bowden, Wm. Bnrrill, Arthur Boyles, Williard Bridges, John S. Bowden, Thos. Bridges, B. D. Brown, Chas. C. Bullock, Wilber /

8 Bowden, S. N. Buck, Wm. 0. Glair, Geo. 0. Collins, Wm. W. Clay, Eli va Colson, Fred Coombs, Urias Culli ty, Thos, Curtis, Robert Clements, * Albert Courcey, Dan l Clair, Fred B. Colby, N. B. Clements, Warren Clay, George Chipman, Henry Ohipman, Miss Asenath Clements,'Wm. R. Coombs, Leslie Coombs, Charles Closton, Howard Chandler, Russell Chandler, Capt. John Cunningham, Isaac Colby, W. E. Coombs, Aaron Curtis, Eugene Curtis, Frank Curtis, Walter Colby, E. G. Chipman, George Chandler, Joshua Cole, Wm. E. Chapman, Mellville Davis, Jerome Dyer, Herman Davis, Sherman Davis, George Davis, Winslow H. Dean, Win. Douglass, Charles Douglass, Davis B. Davis, John Dyer, Edw. Dean,Isaac Dorr, John Dresser, Aaron Dunham, Albert Dow, Mellville Dorr, Alvah Dorr, Hiram Eldridge, Fred M. Eaton, W esley Eldridge, Wm. Eldridge, Williard F. Eldridge, Reuben Eldridge, Albert Eldridge, Herbert Eldridge, J. W. Fish, Henry Fogg, Joseph Freeman, Timothy Furlong, Jack Gilley, Arthur Gray, Meli Gilley, Leslie Ginn, Ralph Griffin John Gray, Joseph Grover, Ben Gray, William Gray, Frank Gilman, Edwin Grind le, Chas. Grindle, Ray Gray, Wm. P. Grindle, William Grindle, John Gordon, J. L. Gilley, Howard E. Googins, Geo. F. Houston, Fred M. Hinks, W. G. Hewev, Meli Hewey, T. G. Hubbard, Wm. Hopkins, Lewis Hopkins, Leland Hass, Pearl Houston, Arthur Hutchings, Reuben Homer, Charles Higgins, Freeman Harriman, H. J.

9 4 Harriman, Ira t 4 65 Harriman, Andrew 5 55 Hopkins. Eugene 4 65 Homer, Edw. S Harvey, Edw. B Harvey, E. E Hoxie, Chas Houston, John M Houston, Fred W Houston, Joseph E Harriman, Llewellyn 5 25 Johnson, Frank 7 50 Johnson, A. A Johnson, Howard 3 00 K ennedy,john 4 20 Kilburn, Horace 5 20 Keyes, F. M Kimball, Austin 9 00 Lanpher, Mott Lanpher, Romeo 3 60 Lowell, Abel L Lanpher, Anson 8 93 Lanpher, Frank 2 67 Little, Bert 7 50 Little, Joseph 6 45 Little, Joshua Lewis, Charles Lewis, Edgar Lowell, Charles 7 35 Littlefield, Addison 1 80 Leach, L. G McDonald, Frank Mclntire, Ellery 9 00 Mooney, A. W Matdox, A. P Moulton, Harry Manchaster, E. L Miles, Boyd 5 67 Miles, Chas. 60 Miles, Arthur 3 97 Nicholson, T. M Orcutt, Silas 6 57 Orcutt, Amos 9 67 Osgood, Henry 8 62 v Perkins, T. J Perkins, S. T Perkins, James 4 20 Perkins, Lewis Ψ 82 Peterson, Harry 'JO Pert, Frank Perkins, John Parker, Palmer 5 95 Perkins, Fred 4 95 Page, Geo. A. lo 05 Powers, Harmon L Page, Loring Pratt, Leonard 9 83 Parker, G. D Patten, M. P Perkins, F. G Page, Geo. L Page, Edgar R Page,Joshua Page, Rufus 7 05 Page, Fred R Quimby, Emery 3 00 Quimby, George 9 50 Quimby, Win Quimby, Alvin Quinn, Wm Rich, Howard 6 75 Redman, Herbert Robinson. Albert Jr / Rideout, Arthur 1 20 Rideout, F. A Reed, Wm Reed, Geo. M Raymond, Chas. F Reed, Capt. G. W Russell, Wm Russell, J. P Small, Ο. H Snowman, Wm Seavey, Jed Stover, N. A Simpson, Harvey Simpson, William 3 75 Snow, H. Edwin 5 10 Snowman, Walter Saunders, Richard Sawyer, Lyman 3 60 Simpson, John Snow, Ernest Snow, Austin 15 30

10 è 5 Smith, Arthur $ 4 80 Turner, Luther $11 25 Smith, Harry 6 90 Town Farm 67 Simpson, R. R Taylor, Howard 2 32 Simpson, Wesley 2 70 Treworgy, W. T Simpson, E. W Thompson, Frank 3 82 Svlvester, Bela 3 60 Tuttle, Louis 2 10 Stevens, Leyman Thompson, Wm. J Small, Wm. L Thomas, George Simpson, John 2 25 Tuttle, Louis Jr Stubbs, Austin 9 75 Verrill, Albert 3 82 fi Soper, Luke S W hitney, W illiam Soper, A. F W est, J. J Smith, Wm. II W itham, Wm Stubbs, Aaron 1 34 Wasson, Lorin 8 94 Stubbs, Chas 'Witham, Levator 8 70 Sullivan, Leslie 7 95 Wardwell, George 1 25 Snowman, Otis D Williams, Arthur 2 85 Small, Η. B West, John Ξ Sabine, Thomas 82 W itham, J. E Smith, B. S W hite, A. P Smith, Joshua 5 08 Williams, Wm. A Smith, Leslie 8 88 Williams, Walter A Sullivan, James 3 30 W hite, Clarence A Snow, Wm W ight, Chas. A Stubbs, Harry 4 80 W ight, LeRoy 6 57 Stubbs, Benj. 60 W est, John H Tillock, John PT Tewksbury, Mark $2, Account οϊ WALTER SNOWMAN, Road Commissioner Expended for Labor and M aterial on H ighw ays and Bridges d u rin g the Sum m er o f ig o i. Arey, S. H. Aiken, John S. Adams, George Atwood, D. P. Atwood, Wm A. Atwood, Chas. E. Allison, Erastus Atwood, John Atwood. W. T. S 5 40 Atwood, Jesse $ Atwood. Jesse D Atwood, N. F Aiken, Augustus Arey, T. G Ames, Warren Burrill, John A Burrill, Arthur E Barnes, Albert 60

11 Ο Barnes, Fred Brown, Walter Bowden, Charles Bowden, S. N. Benson, Neil Bridges, B. D. Bennett, Robert Bridges, John S. * Blood, Lewis M. Blood, B. A. Boyles, Williard Beale, Fred Bridges, John J. Bowden, Wm. Jr. Brown, Chas. GV Burgess, William Beazley, Wm. Bennett, Andrew Boston & Bangor S. S. Co. Coombs, Eugene Colson, Fred» Curtis, EugeDe Colby, E. G. ' Chipman, George Curtis, Walter Clay, L. P. y t* Clements, Warren Clay, George Colby, N. B. Cullity, Wm. Chandler, Russell Collins, Wm. W. Clements, Wm. R. Colby, W. E.. -j Chapman, Mellville Conant & Co., Chas. M. Chipman, Henry Clements, Alvah Cole, Wm. E. Clements, George Coombs, Leslie' 1 Coombs, Aaron Claire, George Claire, Fred B. Collins, W. C. Chandler, Joshua Cunningham, Isaac Closton, Howard Chandler, George Cullity, Thomas Curtis, Frank Dorr, John * Dorr, Hiram Dresser, Aaron B. Dyer, Herman Douglass, D. B. Dunham, Albert R. Dean, Wm. Davis, Winslow II. Davis, Jerome Dean, Isaac Delano, Charles Davis, Sherman Davis, John Davis, George Eldridge, Williard F. Eldridge, Fred M. Eastman, George Emerton, George Eldridge, Reuben P. Eldridge, Herbert Eldridge, J. W. Eldridge, Albert Eldridge, Geo. A. Estes, Horace Emerson, Ed. Fish, Henry Freeman, Winslow Gray, Meli Gilman, Edwin Grhy, Joseph Gray, W. P. Grindle, William Grindle, Everett Grindle, John Gray, Wm. Grover, Benj. P. Gordon, J. L. Grindle, Charles Grindle, Ray Gray, Frank Gardner, E. B. Hill, Widber Houston, John M., ί

12 r* ( Houston, Fred W Page, Charles 3 60 Houston, Joseph Pratt, L. H Hinks, W inslow G Perkins, John Harriman, Hiram Parker, Palmer 2 45 Harriman, Llewellyn 0 65 Patten, M. P Higgins, Freeman 9 75 Perkins, Thos. J Hewey, M. W Page, Lorin E Harriman, Andrew 4 87 Page, Geo. L Hewey, T. G Page, Edgar R Harvey, E. E. 60 Page, Joshua 6 85 Harvey, E. B Page, Rufus 5 70 Homer, Leslie 50 Page, Fred R Houston, Arthur % 75 Pert, Frank 1 35 Harriman, Ira 3 00 Perkins, James 4 65 Johnson, Frank 7 11 Perkins, Lewis 6 37 Johnson, A. A Perkins, W. T Kilburn, Horace 9 33 Phillips, Sew all 30 Keyes, Fred M Page, George 1 20 Kimball, Austin 60 Page, C. O Kennedy, John 1 00 Page, A. F Lanpher, Anson Quinn, Wm Lanpher, Mott 45 Quimby, Emery 2 55 Lanpher, Romeo 4 20 Quimby, Geo. L Lewis, E. A Russell, William 2 40 Lowell, Abel 6 23 Reed, Wm Lewis, Chas Robinson, Albert Jr. 60 Little, Joseph Rideout, Frank A Little, Bert 9 00 Russell, J. P Lanpher, Frank 6 15 Rich, Luther T Lowell, Mrs. Sylvenus 2 50 Reed, Geo. M Lord, John Jr Stubbs, Aaron Little, J. L Stubbs, Percy 3 97 Lowell, Chas. W Stubbs, Chalmer McKay, George Sylvester, Bela 5 47 Mooney, A. W Smith, Ephriam 75 Manchester, E. L Snow, Ernest 5 33 Moulton, Harry Simpson, H arvey Mooney, Wm. B Simpson, R. R. o 55 Moore, George 3 90 Simpson, W esley 5 85 Mclntire, Ellery 8 55 Snow, Η. E Matdox, A. P Smith, James E Moore, Austin 1 35 Swazey, Alfred Estate 2 80 \. A Marshal], Will 1 50 Saunders, Enoch _ 1 34 McDonald, Frank Stevens, Leyman Miles, Boyd 5 15 Stover, N. A Orcutt, Silas 5 25 Stubbs, Harry 1 72 Osgood, Henry 75 Sawyer, Arthur M

13 j, ) 8 Smith, A. H. I 2 00 Smith, Leslie 3 35 Smith, Arthur 3 00 Smith, Wm. H Sullivan, Leslie 1 27 Stubbs, W. C Snowman, O. D. 30 Stubbs, Charles Stubbs, A. P Simpson, John 1 05 Small, Otis 5 70 Stubbs, Austin ψ 5 25 Stousland, Hance B Seavey, Jed Sabine, Thus Soper, Luke S Small, Wm. L Soper, A. F Snowman, Walter Spofford, Parker 3 90 Small, Harry 7 00 Smith, Harry 2 55 Snow, Austin 3 52 Tuttle, Louis $ 90 Tripp, A. E Tillock, John N Thomas, George 3 90 Turner, Luther Thompson, W. J Tillock, Joseph 6 82 Williams, Fred W ight, C. A W ight, LeRoy 3 30 W est, J. E W ight, Clarence Wardwell, George 25 W hite, A. P W hitney, W m Williams, Walter Williams, Wm. A With am, Levater 6 25 W itham, Ora 15 W orthley, Wm. L Wardwell, W intworth Total, $3, Λ MATERIAL ON HAND. 12 Thousand feet of lumber, Cedar on hand,» $ # $ Tools and machinery on hand: Two road machines, Two plows, One harrow, Tools, $ $ /

14 Amount of outstanding bills from the summer account carried to the winter account of 1902, $ Amount expended for plowing and breaking snow from Feb. 22, 1901, to April 1st, 1901, paid from summer account, $ Amount expended and paid out of the summer % money of 1901, for the winter of 1902, for sand, gravel, and freight on snow plows, $ SUMMARY Appropriation, snow bills, $2,G00 00 road commissioner, 3, Due from Geo. P. Ilomer, 3 00 Material on hand, Balance, $6, Expended by road commissioner, $6, Outstanding bills, $6, WALTER SNOWMAN, Road Commissioner. T reasurer s S tatement of R oad A ccount, F e b. 22, Amount unpaid, Feb. 22, 1901, 4 4 expended by R. C., winter work, summer I 4 $ , , $6, Amount paid by Treasurer, Balance due, $6, $6,609 50

15 10 Town Farm Account with Superintendent. Chas h. Douglass, Superintendent. D r. Balance due Treasurer, Feb. 22nd, 1901, S. C. Homer & Son, 11 bu. potatoes, Fred Bowden, 1 cow, Seth Kent, 1 calf, John Tillock, hay, S. C. Homer & Son, 74 lbs. butter, D. Courcey, 11 lbs. butter, F. W. Beal, 1 calf, J. Bridges, straw, Finson & Brown", 37 lbs. veal, C. C. Horner, 1321a lbs. veal, Geo. Colby, hides, C. C. Homer, 143 lbs. butter, I. H. Horner, 37 lbs. of butter, Geo. Homer, 40 Ini. oats, F. B. Googins lbs. straw, F. A. Arey, 50 bu. oats, F. F. Smith, 10 bu. oats, Silver Lake Creamery, cream, Finson & Brown, 7 bbls. apples, C. C. Homer, 082 lbs. pork, S. Davis, 55 lbs. pork, I. If. Homer, 84 lbs pork, I. H. Homer, 0 bu. oats, C r. Paid F. B. Googins & Son, dressing for 1901, S. Davis, meat, 11. F. Ames, tinware, L. Turner, pasturage, % A. li. Buck, yarn, F. W. McAlister, repairs, express wagon, «

16 11» Paid AY. C. Lowell, fish, C. O. Page, 1limber, E. Curtis, butchering, 1). Courcev, smitliwork, * / Abby West, labor, A. L. Stone, medical services, AYood & Bishop, repairs on stove, 8. R. Hutchings, grinding grain, * Sundry persons, fish, Ernest Snow, labor, Win. Thompson, pump bucket, Harry Lowell, labor, C. II. Douglass, use harrow, Geo. L. Quimby, beef, \ J. Bridges, beef, Geo. Rich, 2 pigs, F. Curtis, stock animal, Nettie Atwood, labor, Benj. Stubbs, potatoes, Izora Douglass, labor, Due Treasurer, Products raised on farm : 32 tons hay ; 4 tons straw; 190 bu. oats; 75 bu. potatoes; 14 bu. turnips, 12 bu. beets; 40 bu. apples; 10 G bu. beans; 1525 lbs. pork ; 600 lbs. butter. Amount of stock on farm : 4 cows, 2 two year old heifers, 2 horses, 2 hogs.. Number of inmates, 8. Number weeks support, 416. Town Farm Account. Paid F. A. Arey, F. F. Smith, T. G. Arey & Son, Wm. Fox, S. A. Cobb, xy. F. Page, F. M. Mooney & Co., H. F. Gilley, supplies,

17 12 Finson & Brown, supplies, T. M. Nicholson R. B. Stover, Warren & Co., Emery & Co., F. B. Gardner & Co., C. C. Homer & Co., A. h. Genn, S. C. h omer & Son, C. h. Douglass, supt. paid labor, C. II. Douglass, salary in part, F. F. Smith, supplies, Finson & Brown, h. F. Gilley, e. B. Gardner & Co., S. C. Homer & Son, F. A. Arey C. C. Homer & Co., Finson & Brown, S. C. Horner & Son, C. C. Homer <k Co., Warren & Co., T. M. Nicholson, E. B. Gardner & Co., A. H. Genn, H. F. Gilley, Wm. Fox, F. AI. Moonev & Co., A. F. Page, F. A. Arey, T. Sheehan, R. B. Stover, F. F. Smith. I. II. Homer, trips to farm, C. H. Douglass, bai. salary 1 year, A. F. Page, supplies, F. A. Arey, A. II. Genn Est., Thos. Sheehan, R. B. Stover,

18 13 Paid H. F. Gilley, S. C. Homer & Son, F. F. Smith, T. M. Nicholson, coal, Finson & Brown, F. M. Mooney & Co., Warren & Co., E. B. Gardner & Co., C. C. Homer & Co., supplies, supplies, Poor not on the Farm. Paid S. K. Tribou Est., rent, JAIMES C. SAWYER, O reand SANFORD C. GRAY, C ity of B r e w e r. Paid C. C. Homer, supplies, A. II. Genu, shoes. Paid J. H. Sails, board, J. I). WARE, S t o n in oio\ RUTH WILLIAMS Paid Sarah Cotton, board, C. A. Stubbs, board, II. E. Snow, medical services, Paid R. 'Γ. Parker, board, A. F. Page, medicine, MARTHA TREAT.

19 14 M r s. JAMES McKENNEY.» Paid Mrs. S. J. Williams, board and medicine, LUMAN ORNE Paid Mrs. Eben Bridges, board, A. F. Page, medicine, A. L. Stone, medical services. II. B. Stover, medicine, I. H. Homer, trip to Mrs. Bridges, II. E. Snow, medical services, CHARLES LAMPHER. Paid J. L. Smith, fuel, S. C. Homer & Son, supplies, II. I>. Stover, medicine, PEPE II MOONEY Paid W. T. Tre wo ray, old bill, W. L. Clement, fuel, Paid W. T. Treworgv, old bill, G V J. L. WORTHINGTON. GEO. E. SAUNDERS. Paid J. M. Gray, team to Farm, Ered Wood, trip to Ward Plantation and Rockland, S. M. Fatten, team to Farm, V

20 15 'JO H N COLER. Paid J. M. Gray, trip to Bangor, $2 65 ISAAC NOYES. Paid Η. E. Snow, medical services, $1 50 WALTER AIKEN. Paid Me. Insane Hospital, $84 97 East Me. Insane Hospital, $ WILLARD FUR BUS II. Paid Me. Insane Hospital, $ ASA GROSS. Paid B. D. Bridges, board, $73 00 «HARRIET A. MOONEY. Paid 1. H. Horner, trips to Farm and Mrs. Billings, $ 9 00 Mrs. H. Billings, board, C. J. Cobb, Guardian, board, $40 00 MARY DEAN. Paid F. A. Arey, supplies, $9 76 C. C. Homer, supplies, 3 00 A. II. Genu, supplies, 3 60 Η. E. Snow, medical services for son, 5 00 $21 36

21 16 \ DAVID G. HARVEY FAMILY. Paid F. A. Arey, supplies, A. II. Genn, shoes, Dinsmore Shoe Co., shoes, F. A. Arey, supplies, $ $32 93 m a u r i c e McG i n n i s. φ Paid C. C. Homer, supplies, $4 82 A. R. Soper, 4 00 $8 82 CALVIN H. CROCKER. Paid C. C. Homer, supplies, $6 00 M. Ball, rent, 8 00 $14 00 M r s. JERE BRIDGES, J r. Paid Warren & Co., supplies, $10 00 Dinsmore Shoe Co,, shoes, 1 95 G. H. Emerson, M. D. medical services, 6 60 $18 55 CITIZEN. (Repaid.) Paid S. C. Homer & Son, supplies, $11 00 r. ANNIE REEVES. Paid Η. E. Snow, medical services, $11 00

22 17 CHAS. ROBINSON'S F a m il y. Paid Dinsmore Shoe Co., supplies, S. C. Horner & Son, supplies, C. 0. h omer, supplies. Η. E. Snow, medical services, F. A. Arey, supplies. a LBERT TRASK. Paid Town of Monson, fare to Bucksport, CHARLES REEVES. Paid Town of Eden, shoes for children, M r s. JANE A. NOYES. «Paid City of Gardiner, supplies, Paid Finson & Brown, supplies, CYRUS L. FISH F a m il y. TRANSIENT POOR, Paid J. II. Sails, feeding tramps, A. L. Stone, medical services, B. & B. S. S. Co., fares, II. E. Snow, medical services, G. T. Wardwell, feeding tramps, S. M. Patten, feeding tramps, J. M. Gray, feeding tramps, Geo. P. Homer, Amount Town orders drawn, Amount charged to other towns, Net cost of Poor off the Farm,

23 POOR ACCOUNT SUMMARY. Net cost of pooi off the farm, Net cost of poor on the farm per superintendent s account with Treasurer, Undrawn, Appropriation, Received from Geo. E. Bridges, acct. Asa- Gross place, Received from City of Brewer, acct. Sanford C. Gray, Received from town of Stonington, acct. s. J. D. AY a re, Received from citizen, repaid, Due schools. Feb. 22nd, 1901, Appropriation, Support of Schools. School fund and mill tax, / Rec d. from state, account defective school returns, Amount of school orders drawn, Due schools, Feb. 22nd, 1902, Free High School. ' Balance undrawn, Feb. 22nd, 190.1, Amount raised by town, State aid,

24 19 Paid e. M. C. Seminary, tuition. Undrawn, Feb. 22nd, 1902, Undrawn, Feb. 22nd, 1901, Appropriation, Books sold, School Text books. Paid A. A. Littlefield, books, E. M. C. Seminary, J. d 1).. Hammett & Co., books, books. Silver, Burdett & Co., Ginn Si Co., T. R. Sherwell & Co., A. A. Littlefield, Boston School Supply Co., books, American Book Co., 4 4 E. M. C. Seminary, Maynard, Merrill & Co., %/ / American Book Co.,. Boston School Supply Co., E. M. C. Seminary, Maynard, Merrill & Co., A. A. Littlefield, frieght and cartage, Undrawn, Feb. 22nd, 1902, Repairs on School Buildings. To Appropriation, $ Rec d. from tuition, Overdrawn Feb. 22nd, 1902, /

25 2 0 PaidRobert Parker, repairs, s. L. Phillips, Η. E. Buck, supplies, A. A, Littlefield, repairs, S. L. Phillips, L. C. Homer,,T. W. Eldridge, labor, E. B. Gardner, insurance, A. A. Littlefield, supplies, Mrs. Jas. Seavey, cleaning, Mrs. Wm.' Dean, Mrs. E. Coombs, Mrs. A. Clay, c - 7 R. T. Parker, C. C. Jocylen, lettering diplomas, U. A. Smith, labor and material, 1). G. Hewey, cleaning, C. E. Parker, repairs, J. A. Dorr, labor and material, M. C. R. R., freight, Mrs. Jas. Seavey, cleaning, Morse & Co., gutters, C. O. Page, material Mrs. M. C. Miners, cleaning, H. F. Ames & Co., repairs on stoves, A. F. Bennett, labor and material. Ada Coombs, cleaning C. A. Homer, supplies, S. L. Phillips, cleaning, G. W. Abbott, supplies, W. A. Remick, supplies, F. B. Gardner, insurance, H. F. Buck, labor and material, F. B. Gardner, supplies, T. G. Arey, & Son, J. F. West, labor and material, R. T. Parker, labor, A. A. Littlefield, cleaning, stamps, etc, F. R. Rage, cleaning, C. E. Parker, repairs,

26 21 Paid S. A. Cobb, supplies, R. W. Smith, labor, Overdrawn, Feb. 22nd, 1901, For Appropriation, Annuity Grammar School Building Dr. Paid Parker Spofford, Ce Lighting Streets For Appropriation, D r. C e. Paid Bucksport Light and Power Co., Undrawn, Fire Department. C r. Paid A. Robinson, labor Torrent Engine Co. Hose, $ A. Clement, janitor Torrent Engine Co., A. Robinson, labor Torrent Engine Co. Hose, T. Cnllity, removing snow and ice, W. Robinson, cleaning hose, F. Wood bridge, cleaning hose,

27 Paid A. Robinson, janitoring Torrent Engine Co., $ 2 00 A. Robinson, cleaning hose, 2 25 W. Robinson, cleaning hose, 2 25 W. A. Williams, trucking Engine, 2 00 W. Robinson, labor on Ilose, 75 H. R. Googins, Eire Warden 1900, M. Ball, janitor Deluge Engine Co., W. Snowman, repairs 3rd St. reservoir, Jas. Emery, rent Deluge Engine House, H. Lord, janitoring, 1 00 L. E. Tuttle, cleaning hose, 1 50 Λ. B. Ames, fire warden in part, A. F. Bennett, labor and material Torrent Engine Co. House, Geo. McKay, labor Torrent Engine House, John Buck store, labor and material Torrent 9 O' Engine Co. House, E. B. Gardner & Co., supplies, 3 45 F. F. Smith, fuel Engine Co. s, 8 08 F. W. Ginn, setting glass Torrent Engine Co. House, 3 25 W. Snowman, labor, team, and man, reservoirs, 6 25 A. Clement, janitoring, 100 T. Cullity, labor on reservoirs, 3 00 A. B. Ames, bai. salary Fire Warden, 5 00 T. M. Nicholson, coal, 3 12 R. II. G oogins, fire warden, J. R. Emery, balance rent Deluge Engine House, Chas. S. Homer, fire warden, 1500 Chas. S. Homer, repairs on engines, 2 50 L. E. Morgan, labor on engines, 95 Du. For Appropriation, $ Tin on hand, Overlayings, I

28 The Torrent engine house was found to be leakingc J badly and water running through damaging hose and Engine Company s room. Your board thought advisable to re-shingle towers and re-tin part of the roof. This caused an overdraw of $29.12 in that account. The sills are rotten and should be renewed this year to save the building. The piazza is also in bad condition and must be repaired. Tin for this purpose was purchased but not used on account of the appropriation. From estimates it will cost about $ to repair and paint the house and we would recommend that amount he added to the appropriation for the Fire Department. Engine Companies D r. For Appropriation, $ CR w Paid Deluge Engine Co., salary, Torrent. Engine Co., salary, Si $ Discounts, Abatements, and Contingents. Or. S. P. LaGross, truant officer, $ 2 00 II. P. White, water tub, 3 00 Bucksport & Ea. Orlami Tel. Co., use telephones, 7 50 W. G. Clay, tending Verona bridge draw, Davis, wood, town office, 4 00 R. P. II arriman, printing town reports, J. M. Gray, janitoring town hall, 150 Me. Insane Hospital, support Geo. W. Clement, A. B. Ames, reporting deaths and births, Geo. 1). Crane, expenses to Bangor and Ellsworth, 6 90

29 Paid Μ. II. Hewey, 2 sheep killed, L. C. Ilomer, supplies, I. H. Homer, horse hire, Robt. Parker, water tub, 1900, F. Wood, supplies town office, Bucksport & Fa. Orland Telephone Co., use telephones, John N. Tillock, land, A. B. Ames, auctioneering fish privileges, F. W. Houston, 1 sheep killed, R. T. Parker, water tu I), Mrs. J. E. Baker, water tub, R. P. llarriman, printing blanks and paper town office, AY. C. Stubbs, water tub, J. M. Houston, water tub. M. J. Cullity, special police, L. II. Hopkins, special police, AV. A. AVilliains, special police, J. N. Tillock, land, Geo. I). Crane, stationery and telephoning, G. M. Donham, Maine Register, AY. Snowman, investigating fire, Delano building, A. P. White, water tub, E. F. Dillingham, town books, Fred AVood, stamps and stationery, town office, J. C. Barnard, est. rent, town office and basement, Dr. Η. E. Snow, vaccination, R. R. Harriman, printing, John Buck Store, conductors town hall building, Bucksport ά Ea. Orland Telephone Co., use telephones, AY. G. Clay, tending draw Veroua bridge,, o M. P. Patten, wood, town office, A. E. Orcutt, water tub, IL F. Ames & Co., repairs stoves, town office, G. II. Davis, 1 sheep killed, AY. P. Gray, wood, town office, M. W. Hewey, 2 sheep killed, E. B. Gardner & Co., supplies,. F. F. Smith, fuel, lockup, A. AY. Mooney, dog constable, T. G. Hewey, 5 sheep killed,

30 Paid C. F. Atwood, Μ. d., reporting births and deaths, I. h. h omer, horse hire and running town lines, A. F. Page, Treas., Dis. 6 % tax, 1901, 4 4 tax abatements, tax, 1901, T. M. Nicholson, coal, town office, Fred Wood, stamps, envelopes, etc., town office, F. 15. Googins & Son, teams, Dr. A. Ij. Stone, reporting births and deaths, a (leo. It. Fmerton, sprinkling street, II. F. Snow, Μ. I)., vaccination and investigating contagious disease, S. Μ. P atten, team, selectmen, Buclvsport A Fa. Orland Tel. Co., use telephone and telegraphing, T. INI. Nicholson, coal, town ollice and lockup, O. F. Fellows, costs on executions, li. 1>. Stover, disinfectant, G. II. Emerson, vaccination, A. I-. Stone, 4 4 Fred Wood, stamps, envelopes, etc., Geo. 1. Ilomer, horse, selectmen, Amount of town orders drawn, Abatement on tax, 1899, no town order drawn, Abatement on tax, 1900, no town order drawn, Du. To cash rec'd. from the following sources ZD Appropriation, Use town hall, W. G. Clay, fishing privilege, G. W. Clement, A. Delano, fishing privilege,

31 26 To H. R. Danforth, fishing privilege, R. R. & telegraph tax. Dog tax, r ec d. from state, sheep killed, reimbursed, Overlayings, Culvert at Smelt Brook For appropriation, Paid Maine Central R. R. Co., freight on lumber, C. E. Atwood, lumber, AY. R. Gifford, lumber, W. Snowman, labor, self and team, John Perkins, labor, / Fred Lowell, W. A. Williams, trucking rocks, T. Cullitv, labor, AY. Boyles, labor, Undrawn, For Appropriation, C. C. Homer, entering sewer, Sewer Account. Dr. Town of Orland, sewer grate, Pipe on hand not used, Brick lt Paid freight on pipe not used, Sewer grates on hand, v

32 27 For Mrs. N. Hill, D. W. C. Folsom, m rs. w m. Peirce, John Tillock, Catholic church, M. Ball, R. P. Buck, est., Chas. Williams, Mrs. A. P. Heath, I. L. Brown, L. Finson, Finson & Brown, Mrs. A. Gray, C. M. Delano, Mrs. Geo. Peirce, T. H. Sherman, entering sewer, Mrs. A. P. Heath, pipe and freight, Elias Bowden heirs, entering sewer, w. A. Remick, R. B. Stover, J. G. Stover est., Μ. E. Parsonage, T. Cullity, i r ' H. F. Gilley, 'l'own Hall, Torrent Engine House, J. R. Emery, Win. Heath, R. AY. Smith, E. L. Beazley, freight on pipe, Overlayings,» f \ There is due the town from various persons the sum of $ on account sewer assessments.

33 28 C'r. Paid B. & B. S. S. Co., freight, W. Snowman, unloading pipe, Concord Foundry Co., sewer grates, M. C. P. P. Co., freight on pipe, W. Snowman, paid labor bills, 4 4 h. F. Ames, Winslow & Co., sewer pipe, M. C. P. R. freight, sewer pipe, H. F. Ames, paid labor, w F. Williams, trucking, F. F. Smith, cement, T. G. Arey & Son, rend rock, fuse, etc., P. W. Smith, labor, W. Snowman, labor, team, W. Ward well, smith work, Homer s Express, freight on pipe etc., John Peeves, labor, W. A. Williams, trucking, F. B. Gross, brick, 4 F. F. Smith, cement, T. Cullity, labor, W. Snowman, labor, catch basins, Ch as. Brown, labor, L. M. Worthley, labor, W. Snowman, labor, team and man, Jas. E. Smith, sand and gravel, Protection of Sheep Paid M. W. Hewey, 4 sheep killed, F. AY. Houston, 1 Li G. A. Davis, 1 T. G. Hewey, 5 1

34 Salary of Town Officers. Paid Geo. D. Crane, 1st Selectman, Fred Wood, 2nd I. h. Homer, 3rd A. B. Ames, Town Clerk, A. A. Littlefield, Supt., schools, A. F. Page, Treasurer, O. P. Cunningham, Town Agent, h. E. Snow, Μ. d., Board of health, e. w. Smith, and auditor, G. T. w ardwell, Police officer, J. M. Gray, S. M. Patten, G. II. E inerson, board of health, For appropriation, Overlayings, Town Liquor Agency. L. T. Dorr, Agent. I ) 11. For Liquors on hand Feb. 22nd, 1901, Amt. liquors sold to Nov. 30th, 1901, Other property on hand, Feb. 22nd, 1901, Cn. By Property on hand, Nov. 30th 1901, U. S. Lincense, Paid office and cellar rent, 9 G nios., Freight and cartage, Fuel,

35 30 By Paid Agent s salary, 44 Postage, β tfc Liquors on hand, Nov. 30th, 1901, ct For liquors, bai., 1900, 44 For liquors reed, in 1901, ς4 (-ash paid treasurer, Town Liquor Agency. Isaac h. H om er, A g e n t. For Liquors on hand Nov. 30th, 1901, Property on hand Nov. 30th, 1901, Liquors purchased, j. W. Wakefield, liquors purchased, T. M. Nicholson, coal, I. H. Homer Agt., paid freight and cartage. salary and U. S. license, J. W. Wakefield, bal. liquors, Profits, C'n. By Cash paid treasurer, Property on hand Feb. 22nd, 1902, Liquors For appropriation, Post 53 G. A. R D R. Paid Post 53 G. A. B., Cr.

36 31 Liabilities Known and Estimated. Notes outstanding, (Spofford Fund,) Interest on above, Notes outstanding, (school fund,) Interest on above, Due on Coupons not presented, Due the schools, Feb. 22, 1902, Outstanding bills not reported, Four per cent, bonds, BONDED DEBT. Total liabilities, $115, Cash in treasury. RESOURCES. Due from towns and individuals, individuals, acct. sewers, Total uncollected tax prior to 1901, k4 4t 44 of 1901, Net liabilities over resources. Balance unpaid Feb. 22, 1901, Amount raised to pay interest, COUPON ACCOUNT. Coupons paid by Treasurer, 4%, Amount unpaid coupons, Feb. 22, 1902,

37 32 Amount committed to Treasurer, Tax Amount paid Treasurer, Discounts made, Abatements made, Returned to Selectmen, Following is a report of unpaid taxes per report of your Collectors Feb. 22, Year 1893, W. A. REMICK, Collector, Year 1897, A. F. PAGE, Collector, Year 1900, 1901, Total, J. WESLEY ELDRIDGE, Collector. GEO. D. CRANE, Selectmen FRED WOOD. - of Bucksport

38 ο ο 0 0 Treasurer's Report. TOWN of BUCKSPORT i n account until A. F. PAGE, Treasurer, Dr. To paid orders of Selectm en For schools, High school, school text books, school repairs, roads, sewers, culverts, support of poor, town farm, lire department, engine companies, contingent expenses, sheep payments, discounts and abatements, lighting streets, annunity on the cost of Grammar school house, salary of town officers, liquor agency, G. A. It. Post, redemption four per cent, bonds, coupons four per cent, bonds, interest, F. A. Spofford fund, interest note to School Committee, State Tax, 1901, County Tax, State pensions, State Treasurer, dog tax collected, burial of soldiers, distributing tax bills, (postage,) road books, stationery and stamps, Balance in treasury, Feb. 22, 1902, $4, , / 1, , , , ,500 3,440 1, , , ,850 5 h r ( $39, O r. Balance in treasury, Feb. 22, 1901, $2, Received from State school fund and mill tax, 1, Railroad and telegraph tax, Pensions paid, Dog licenses money refunded, 84 61

39 34 Bounty on animals, u fct seals, On account of PTigh schools, u u u Defective school returns, A. A. LittPfield, for tuition, u u for books sold, 7 non-resident tax, 1873, taxes of 1901, before Dec. 1, discounts and abatements, taxes of 1895, W. A. Remick Coll., taxes of 1896, W. A. Remick, Coll., taxes of 1898, W. A. Remick, Coll., taxes of 1899, W. A. Remick, Coll., taxes of 1900, J. W. Eldridge, Coll., taxes of 1901, J. W. Eldridge, Coll., taxes of 1897, A. F. Page, Coll., towns and individuals, acct. of poor, town of Verona expense on bridge, sundry persons, acct. of sewers, interest, F. A. Spofford fund, town clerk, acct. dog licenses, selectmen, acct. Geo. Clement, rent of town hall,

40 sheep payments, reimbursed by state, fishing privilege, v erona bridge, state, burial of soldiers, town agent, sale of liquor, estate of L. T. Dorr, acct. liquor agency, Feb. 22, A. F. PAGE, Treasurer. Auditor's Report. This certifies that I have examined the books of the Selectmen and Treasurer and find them properly vouched for. i have also examined the account of the Selectmen with the Fisher Ames Spofford Fund which stands as follows : Bai. cash on hand, Feb. 22, 1901, Interest on Town notes, Savings Bank deposit, Total, Paid Individuals as per book, Balance cash on hand, Feb. 22, 1902, STATEMENT OF FUND. Note of town of Bucksport, $10, u. t u u it C 4 C 4 4 U 2 Deposited in Bangor Savings Bank, o, Penobscot.5, Eastern Trust and Banking Co., 5,1 Brewer Savings Bank, 2,i BURYING GROUND FUND. Interest received on fund of $400 00, Paid out for repairs as per book, Respectfully submitted, F. W. SMITH, Auditor.

41 * 36 STATE OF MAINE. H a n c o c k C o u n t y, s s. *»? To D a n i e l F. D a v i s, a Constable in the Towu of Bucksport in said County. G r e e t i n g : In t he name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Bucksport, qualified by law to vote in town affairs, to assemble at the Town House, in the Village y of Bucksport, 011 Monday, the third day of March, next, at ten o clock in the forenoon, to act upon the following articles, to wit; 1st. To choose a Moderator to preside at said m eeting. 2d. To see if the town will vote to accept the report of the Select men, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor, and Auditor. 3d. To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year. 4th. of the Poor. To choose three or more Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers 5th. To choose a Treasurer of the towu, and all other necessary town officers for the ensuing year, excepting Collector of Taxes. 6th. To see if the town will vote to have a Road Commissioner for the year th To determine what sums of money the town will raise byr taxes for the following purposes: 8th. For the support of schools. 9th. For support of poor. 10th. For the paym ent of notes and interest. 11th. For the paym ent of coupons on town bonds. 12th. For the paym ent of the principal of the town bonds, as re quired by Section 136, Chapter 51, Revised Statutes. 13th. For defraying the expenses of the Fire Department. 14th. To see if the town will vote to pay the Companies of Torrent and Deluge Engines for their services for the municipal year, 1902, and if so. how much and under what conditions. 15th. To see what sum the town will vote to raise for repairing roads, bridges and sidewalks, and rem oving snow, and to raise such sums in money or labor, and to fix the compensation of men and teams. 16th. To see what sum the town will raise for discounts, abatements and other contingent expenses. 17th. To see if the town will vote to pay James E. Hall Post, No^ 53, G. A. P., the sum of fifty dollars to apply to decorating soldiers graves in said Backsport, on Memorial Day, May 30, 1902, and said

42 money if appropriated, be paid to the commander of said James E. Hall Post, No th. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of tlie Selectmen, to make a temporary loan. 19th. To determine the manner of collecting the taxes and the rate of discount for the prompt paym ent of the same. 20th. To fix the compensation of each of our several town officers to wit: the first, second and third selectmen, assessors and overseers of the poor, town treasurer, collector of taxes, town clerk, superintendent of schools, and road commissioner and to raise m oney for the same. 21st. To choose a collector of taxes. 22nd. To see what sum of money the town will vote to raise for the purchase of school text-books. 23rd. To see what sum of money the town will vote to raise for the V repairing of schoolhouses and outbuildings. 24th. To see if the town will authorize the Superintending School Committee to contract with and pay the trustees of the E. M. C. Sem inary for the tuition of scholars residing within the town in the studies and under a standard of scholarship to be in accordance with the Free High School Act, and to see what sum of money the town will vote to raise to carry out the provisions of said contract. 25th. To raise a sufficient sum of money to pay the annuity on the cost of the Grammar School Building. 26th. To see if the town will vote to raise m oney for lighting the streets, and if so how much and authorize the selectm en to contract for the same. 27th. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money for the construction of sewers under the direction of the board of Selectm en and if so, how much. 28tli. To see if the town will raise the sum of two hundred dollars for improving a State road through the town as set forth in Chapter 285 Public Laws of The same to be expended under the direction of the Selectmen. 29th. Agency. To see if the town will vote to abolish the Town Liquor 30th. To see if the town will vote to approve the list of Jurors as prepared by the Selectmen. The Selectmen will be in session in their office on the 27th and 28th days of Feb., next, for the purpose of correcting the list of voters. Given under our hands the twenty-second day of Feb., A. I) GEO. D. CRANE, ) Selectm en FRED WOOD. [ of J Bucksport, Me.

43 T o t h e S u p e r in t e n d in g S chool C om m ittee a n d C itizens of r / p i >/ \ tt> > r ' p il From my intimate knowledge of the work of our schools during the past year I am able to form an intelligent opinion of their condition to-day, and I have pleasure in saying that opinion is a favorable one. Reason could be given for the statement that on the whole they are doing better work than ever before. Under the new method of administration we have happily got far beyond the possibility of hearing it truthfully said, as it frequently used to be in the good old days, that some school has been absolutely worthless and the money spent in its maintenance wasted. All our schools, with varying degrees of excellence are now accomplishing good results. Radical changes for the better are hardly to be expected from year to year, but with careful attention to the details of school management on the part of school officials aided by the active interest and co-operation of parents a gradual and constant improvement will be made as time goes by. SCHOOL BUILDINGS. The schoolroom is a workshop for teacher and pupils, and unless kept in prime condition and well supplied with the necessary appliances the daily output will suffer both in quantity and quality. one but a teacher knows the annoyance and positive damage to a ; school caused by the permitted existence of such little things as a broken pane of glass, a faulty door catch, an insecure stovepipe, or an absent curtain. No 1 have made it a special point of my visits to the schools to look after matters of this kind and to have the necessary repairs made as promptly as possible. Quite extensive repairs have been made on two school buildings, the western one in the village and the one at Bucks Mills. Both rooms of the former have been newly painted, papered, and kalso- mined, and as light colors were used throughout, an altogether more cheerful look has been given to those rather gloomy interiors. The gutters on this building being found on examination to be badly decayed were replaced with new ones and a set of new conductors supplied. At Buck s Mills the old ceiling of the schoolroom has been covered

44 39 with one of Georgia pine and the walls repapered. This room has now an attractive appearance and will need no further repairs for years. As is usually the ease, the total cost of the repairs on these buildings much exceeded the estimate. Two of our schoolhouses still need to have considerable money ex Γ ϊ > pended upon them, those at the Center and at Long Pond. The seats of the former are nearly or quite fifty years old and have long outlived their beauty and usefulness. They should be removed this / season and modern desks put in their place. At Long Pond the demand for new seats should be put still more emphatically. These home-made articles which have, been there for a generation, were evidently intended primarily for the use of adults at funerals, social meetings, lyceums and the like, and incidentally for the discomfort and inconvenience of the children. As Γsat in the room the other day watching the little ones leaning far forward to reach the desk in front, with their feet swinging six inches from the floor, I mentally resolved that they should have a better chance to do their work in the future if my advice could bring it about. This is one of the largest and most interesting of our rural schools and fully deserves the best accommodations that can be afforded. addition to receiving new desks, the room should be newly painted and papered and the vestibule thoroughly repaired. SCHOOL BOOKS. Our school text-books having become so badly worn that new ones v O k J were imperatively demanded, advantage was taken of this necessity to adopt different ones in several branches of study. In After careful examination and comparison of the publications of various houses the following were selected as in our opinion best adapted to our schools : The Progressive Course in Heading, Heed and Kellogg s Series of Grammars, Reed s Speller, and Milne s Elementary Arithmetic. all more than 1,200 books have been purchased and nearly all of them placed in the schools. In By gathering up the worthless old books and returning them to the publishers in exchange, a saving of was effected for the town. Teachers and pupils alike always respond to the stimulus of new books, and money expended for them cannot fail of proving a good investment. This town has not hitherto furnished the copy-books used in writing though these are included with other hooks in the law upon tliis point. I find that parents are often delinquent in the matter of supplying them, and frequently not half the scholars will be furnished

45 40 with them at the opening of a term. As writing is too important a thing to be neglected, I advise that in the future schools shall be provided with copy-books at the town s expense. fivi t t rrτi Pupils from Verona have been in the habit of attending our schools for years past without paying tuition, but as the number kept increasing the School Committee two years ago voted that a weekly rate of twenty-five cents should be charged for the privilege. Little heed being paid to this action, the committee last spring authorized me to refuse to admit to our schools any pupil owing for tuition until such bills had been settled. Notice to this effect was sent to the parties concerned, and I am glad to say that all bills due on this account have been pleasantly adjusted either by actual payment or by the promise of early settlement. Up to date, $82.00 has been collected and deposited with the Treasurer. There are at present in the \ il- * lage schools twelve such tuition-paying pupils from Verona, two from Orlancl, and one from Dedham. * THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. The large attendance at the Grammar School is gratifying evidence of the estimation in which this school is justly held. If any citizen still has doubts as to the wisdom of the town in accepting Mr. Npof- fo.id s offer of a chance to support this expensive luxury/ an hour spent in this room might lead him to change his opinion. The visitor would soon notice that the scholars were almost without exception earnestly at'work each minding his own business and paying little attention to his neighbor s doings. If a recitation were in progress, lie could not fail to be pleased with the attention given by each member of the class, and to the thoroughness of the drill received, work is required of them of course, but pupils of this grade are old enough to realize the necessity of hard work if they are to derive any real benefit from their school life. Graduates of the school, who know it best, are its warmest friends and acknowledge that they were taught there what going to school should really mean. The correct behavior of the pupils is sutliciently shown by the fact that scarcely a mark or scratch can be found about the building to indi- J o cate that it has been occupied for seven terms by from sixty to seventy-five wide-awake boys and girls. As to its being an expensive luxury, attention is invited to the last column of the aeeom- 7 panying, table. *

46 41 TEACHERS. More changes and transfers among our teaching force have taken place than during last year. On account of illness Miss Jennie Homer, so long and acceptably connected with the West Intermediate School, Avas unable to take the winter term and was succeeded by Evelyn Hall, and Miss Susie Googins shortly after the beginning of the same term was obliged for a similar reason to re- O O sign her position of assistant at the East Primary. Three new teachers have been employed, Miss Grace Nichols and Miss Louise Page of this town, aud Miss Grace Dow of Brooks, Me., a graduate of the Castine Normal School. In eight schools there has been no change of teachers during the year, six have each had one change, while Millvale has had the novelty of a different teacher each term. FREE HIGH SCHOOL. The E. M, C. Seminary is progressing finely under its present management. The attendance lias increased of late, new apparatus has been purchased for the department of Physical Sciences, the gymnasium is well patronized, and matters in general seem to be running very smoothly at I lie old institution. %J %J ν Judging from the uniformly favorable opinion f hear them give of the teachers, the students must be doing excellent advertising work for the school. I Schools. Spring. Fall. Winter. Length. Cost. E. M. C. Sem. Grammar W. Intermediate E. Intermediate W. Primary 4 s E. Primary District No. 2 District No. 4 District No. 7 Bucksport Center Duck Cove Millvale E. Bucksport Hancock Pond Long Pond Buck s Mills Totals for the year,

47 42 The above table gives the different schools. ATTENDANCE. total attendance by terms of the The average can not be stated as half the schools are still in session. I judge it must have been better than usual, for * the weather and the " traveling have been phenomenally fine the present winter. each school is given. In the last column the cost per week for a pupil at This cost includes the expense for the teacher s wages and board, for fuel, janitor, and conveyance of pupils. the case of the Grammar School the annual payment of $250 is in- The figures are not quite exact, as the average attendance had to be estimated. MUSIC. Musical instruction in the village schools continues to thrive under Mrs. Godfrey s care. It is interesting to see how readily pupils of even the lower grades can learn the simplest elements of the art. a recent visit to the Grammar school while singing was going on, the interest taken by nearly all in the exercise'was gratifying, and the result of their effort very pleasing to one uncritical hearer at least. IN CONCLUSION. The S. S. Committee were pleased last spring to grant the Superintendent a liberal amount of power under the statute, but no action of importance has been taken b}7him without their knowledge, and he has to thank them for many courtesies, good advice, and much pleasant intercourse. After spending more than a hundred half-days in visits to their schoolrooms it would have been easy for me to speak more in detail of the merits and deficiencies of each teacher. In On Personal criticism of this sort, however, is usually most beneficial when given in private to the one chiefly interested. Suffice it to say that though some of them are lacking in experience, and many in professional training, as a body they have done faithful and efficient service. T h e y are worthy members of that vast profession concerning which an admirer has spoken in terms that to every thoughtful citizen will not seem wholly extravagant: Off with your hats in presence of the American School-mistress! She is the most potent factor in the world s civilization to-day, for her hand is shaping the future of the mightiest nation on earth. Respectfully submitted, A. A. LITTLEFIELD, Supt.

48 43 TownClerk sreport of Marriages, Deaths, Births Dogs, January I, 1901* to January 1, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Pneumonia, TSE OF DEATHS. Phthisis Pulmonalis,# Debility of Age, Bright s Disease, o ' Cancerous Diseases, / Cholera Infantum, Paralysis, Acute Laryngitis, Appendicitis, Cerebro-Meningitis, Bronchitis, Disease of Heart, Mental Desease, Diabetes, Erysipelas, Typhoid Fever, Chronic Rheumatism, «I desire to again call the attention of parents to the importance of reporting the Christian names of their children to the town clerk. A large percentage (37 out of 38 reported this last year,) of the births are reported by physicians and as children are seldom named until sometime after birth the physicians are unable to report the names selected. Parents are invited to call and examine the Record of Births and make the additions necessary to complete the record. DOG LICENSES RECORDED. Males, 86 $86 00 Females, $98 00 Respectfully submitted, A. B. AMES. Town Clerk

49 I have secured the agency of the famous BALLOU-DIcKSON co. A m e ric a n and Foreign WALL PAPERS and will be pleased to show you their sample books of over new designs varying in price from 5c to 50c a rob I will sell you borders by the roll at the same price as Hie sidewall patterns, which will reduce the cost of decorating your rooms at least one-third under former prices. Respectfully, W. T. TREWORGY, Local Agent. Bucksport, Maine.

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