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^ AN]S^UAL KEl'OUT



OF THE

SELECTiVIEN AND TREASURER

> AND

Superintendent of Public Schools,



OF THE



TOWM OF LEI, I. S.



YEAR ENDING MARCH I,

1881. In^




NEWMARKET. N. H. :

ADVEUTISKR PUINTIXO EBTABLISHMEKT.

1881.



^



^ ANNUAL 11E1»011T



OF THE



SELECTMEN AND TREASURER



AND



Superintendent of Public Schools,



OF THE



TOWH OP LEE, H. H,



FOn TUE



YEAR ENDING MARCH i.
1881. '



NEWMARKET. N. H. :

ADVEUTISKR PUINTINO EBTABI.ISHMENT.
1881.



TREASUKEirs ACCOrNT.



VALL'ATION OF ALL THE TAXABLK I'KOl'KKTY IN
THK TOWN OF LKE, Al'RIL 1. 1«80.

Total value, (looinujie included, 8:580, 23H 00

RediK-ed value. 190,119 00

Slate tax. 8 H80 00

County tax, 1,0;}4 Gl

JSeiiool money, (including; literary fund), 916 04

Town tax> 552 .Oo

Uog tax. 54 00

School hou>ie tax, N(». 1, 190 GH

Highway tax, 808 64

Non-Kesident (including Hisrhway), 2li>^ 50

Resident (including Highway), 3.946 30

Sciiool house, (iiiclu<lin<j; N<jn-Resident). 190 68



Wlujle amount of List,

Paid Sauinei W. Lane,
Hosea H. Snell,
Charles S. Otis,
Albert B. PUuner,
James McDaniel,



OLD HILLS.



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Leonaifl II. Wiggiii,
George H. Ayers,
George H. Carswell,
Samuel Perkins,
Stephen D. Thompson,
John G. Wilson,
Gilm.in Langmaid,
Harvey B. RoUiws,

Davis Lang,
John Bartlett



LIST OF 1880,



GENERAL EXPENSES.



Paid Charles S. Otis,
John C. Bartlett,
John S. Jenkins,
Ciiarles S. Otis.
Daniel E. Plummer,
David D. York,
Albert L. Comings,
B. Frank Davis,
Bert P. Thompson,
James McDaniel.



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MISCKLLANKOls.

I'liiil Viilnirmc' Matlios,
A. (t. Coininjjs,
W. A. Moil ill.
Daniel K, IMiiminer.
Adt'isoi) Osborne,
Alplioii'^o Jones,
Charles S. Otis,
J. O. IJaiidnll.
.1. Tnie IJartlett,
David 1). York,
K. J. Lane & Co.,
F. 11. Pinkliain.

8103 91
NOTKS AND INTKRESr.
Paid William H. Turtle, S ^U 60

Oeoriie Lang, "06 7o

K. A. Davis, 480 o6

Eleanor . I. Phinimer, 4o9 07

Hannah S. Jenkins, 2Z21 24

Burt P. Thompson, 281 43
Ocorjie K. Iluckins, 1.021 41

David D. York, i^-'4 22

John P. Haley, 100 00

Ben P. T.hom|)Son, '>0 00

Nancy Jenkins, 267 22

John P. Haley, 4 00

Naney Jenkins, 419 00

$,j.270 10



KOADS AND BRIDGES.

Paid Charles II. Lane, labor on road, 6 ;'» 21

J. True liarllett, labor on bridge, o UO

W. A. Cudworth, " '' *' 13 00

B. Dow Matbes, bridge plank and slringers, 70 79

John A. VViggin, stringers, 37 00

Edmund F. Lane, labor o.. road, and stringers, 45 30

S. VV. Lane, for bridge plank, 15 93

Isaac G. Sherburne, labor on bridge, 6 4o

Jonathan Cartland, bridge plank, 13 20

John C. Bartlett, labor on bridge, 12 dH

Benjanain G. Durgin, old bill, 1 00

Thomas J. Otis, ^^ '. * ;^ OO

James M. VViggin, breaking roads, 2 49

Albert M. Snell, " '' 3 00

George K. Huckins, " «* 1 26

S. E. Demeritt, *. •. tj 00

Joseph G. Clay, '' •• 3 48

Alonzo Langmaid, a ■ >. 4 19

Daniel Smith, '• '' 4 80

Jonathan Cartland, *i k* 3 21

Charles H. Lane, " " 4 20

John P. Haley, " " ' 15 00

J. O. Randall. •• " 3 48

John Bartlett, - •• 9 28

Burnham Buzzell, " " 4 92

Alphonso Jon^s, n ** « 7(3

David Furber, .^ .^ 2 30

Oliver W. Demeritt, " - 84

Joseph E. Jenkins, "'• " 4 (')5

George W. Plummer, " «' 4 08

John S.Jenkins, " " 6 GG

Thomas B. Cheslev. ^^ •' 8 23



Paid Patrick IJehen. hivakiiig roait
Willi.'iiu II. Jenkins,
Job Clay,

Jonatlian Tlioinpson,
Joseph A. Knij^bt,
Hosea B. Snell,
Jetrpisoii Sawyer,
Jusiali Sawyer,
JeHitTsou Sawver, labor



on bridge.



DAMAGK DUNK BV DOGS.
Paid John A. \Vi<igin,
X. G. Davis,
Charles Allen,
Charles H. Lane,

BOUNTIES UN HAWKS.
Paid Jerun)e B. Tnttle,
Frank II. Tnxbury,
Charles G. Dame,
I'honius Ryan,
,Morri3> Lane,
Walter S. Glidtlen,
Levi Pendergast.
.Io-<r|ih 1. York,
K.ard A. Biekford,
Frank Stiuip^on,
Frank H. DiuL'^in.

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George G. Dnrell,





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LIST OF OUTSTANDING NOTES, MARCH
Fred B. York,
George G. Benneti,
Eleanor J. Pluminer,
William B. Tattle,
Hanuah S. Jenkins,
George Lang,
Bert P. Thompson,
George K. Huckins,
E. A. Davis,
David D. York,
John P. Haley,
Charles Manning,
Elizabeth E. J. Davis, heirs of,
Rhoda J. Davis,
Interest,



SCHOOLS.
Paid District No. 1, Hosea B. Snell,
" " 2, Susan P. Lane,
" " 3, John S. Jenkins,
" '• 4, Israel S. Dame,

•' • '• u, Bert P, Thompson,
'' '• 6, C. F. Thompson,
" " 7, Benjau)in Y. Piper,

Plains, Frank MeDuniol,

School house tax, Dist. No. 1, Hosea B.



Dist. No. 1, N. C.



Snell,
School house tax,

Snell,
School house tax, Dist. No. G, William

A. Cuilworlli,



!$ 90 68



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COUNTY i'Al i^EU BILLS.



Paid George \V. Pluiuuier,
Davis Lang,
Benjamin F. Lang,
William IL Palujer,
J. Low Klkiui,



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DR. TREASURER'S ACCOUNT.

Rcc'd of Treasurer of 187y, 81,841 69

Railroad lax, 120 97

Saving's bank tax, 630 45

Lilerar}' fund, .'>7 72

County Treasurer, 98 97

Collector Lane, 619 05

Stale Treasurer, 18 UO

Collector Comings, 'd,2oO 00

For use of Town House, 10 00

By note, Hannah S. Jenkins, 130 Oo

By note, George Lang, 430 00

By note, Bert P. Thompson, 170 00

By note, William H. Tuttle. 200 00

By note, (ieorge K. Huckins, <).'»0 00

By note, E. A. Davii*, 286 00

By r)ote, Nancy Jenkins, 260 00

By note. David D. YorU, o~n 00

By note, .John P. Haley. 100 00

Hy ncle. Eleanor. I. Phimmer, 280 00

S'J.74(i 00



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TREASURER'S ACCOUNT.



Whole amouit received,

Stale tax,

County tax,

Schools,

School house tax,

Paupers,

General expenses,

Abatements,

High\va3's and bridges,

Miscellaneous,

Bounty on liawks,

Damage done b}' dogs.

Notes and interest,

Balance in hands of Treasurer,



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Ainoiuil of (lobl hy nut«, March 1. IKHl, $3,448 80

ASSETS.

IsMiali D. Edgpily, S368 56

Israel Deineiill, 249 48

(icni'ial (Joveniineiit, 7yy oo

Due liom C'ullrclor C\)iniii<;8. 363 25

Cash in Treasury, 485 81

Due iVoiu Collector Lane. 9 14

(Due IVoni Collector Coining:*, 82,215 24

hiu'livvav tax, S7G2 23)

Town debt, March 1, 1881, 81,233 56

March 1, 1881.
.Settled the foregoing account as SiboTf stated, .

D. D. YORK, Treasurer.

CMARI.KS S. OTIS, ) Selectmen
JOHN C. HAkrLKTT. f of
JOHN S. JENKINS, ) Lee.

Mavch 1, 1881.
We, the nndeisi;j;ni<K Auditors of the town of Lee, have exam-
ined the lorei^oiiig accoiuit, and liiul it correctly cast, with corres-
ponding vouchers.

FRED H. YORK,

jou:



ED H. YORK, ) . ,.,
UN P. HALEY. I ''^"^'^°'**-



I



K/EIPOK/T



Superintending School Committee,

FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 8, 1881.



DISTRICT NO. \.— Turnpike.

Slimmer Term, 8 weeks ; numbeT of scholars, 20 ; average, 24 1 ;
wages, including hoard, $24.

Fall Term, t! weeks; unmV)er of scholars, 26; average, 21|;
wages, iDcluding board, §22. Mis5 Emrna S. Ncally, of M ad-
bury, teacher. We always found the scholars quiet and att« ntive.

Winter Term, 8 weeks; Mr. Charles Weeks, of Harrington,
teacher. Mi. Weeks is an ex|ieri<'nced teacher. The closing ex-
amination showed good advancement.

HosEA B. Snki.l, Prudential ComviUtee.

DISTRICT NO. 2.—Hnle.

Summer Term, 7 weeks ; nuinl)er of scholars. 11 ; average, l''5|f ;
wages, including board, !S1<S.

Winter Term, i'A weeks ; numlur of scholars, 1(5 ; average, It/c ;
wa^es, including ttoard. S2U ; Miss Alibie Ewer, teacher. Mis*
Ewer was thoroughly interesied in her school, and adopted a system
of teaching whicli was very satisfactory to us.

Mus. Slsan J^ane, Prudential Coviviittee.



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DISTRICT NO. 3.— Wednesday Hill.
Fall Term, lO-i weeks; number of scholars, 11 ; average, 10-^^ ;
wages, including board, $20 ; Miss Edna A. Hobbs, of South
Newmarket, teacher. Miss llobbs still continues, to give good
satisfaction.

John S. Jenkins, Prudential Committee.



DISTRICT NO. A.— Hill.
Summer Term, 8 weeks ; number of schobirs, IT) ; average, 13 ;
wages, including board, $24.

Winter Term, 12 weeks; number o( scholars, 20; average, 16-^;
wages, including board, S25 ; Miss Anna M. Glidden, leather.
She tried to make her school a success, and succeeded well, giving
good satisfaction, so far as we have learned.

IsuAEL S. Dame, Prndeidial Committee.



DISTRICT NO. f).—Hook.

Summer Term, 6 weeks; numl)er of sch(»lars, 23; aveiau^e. 18:
wages, including board, $22; Miss Alice G. Smith, of Newmarket,
teach<!r. This school hardh' I'uKilled our expectations.

Winter Term, 8 weeks ; number of scholars, 23 ; average, 22 ;
wages, including board, %'l^ ; Miss (Jynlhia J. Tasker, of North-
wood, teacher. The action of the district, in prolonging the school
four weeks by private subscri[)tion, speaks very favorably for the
teacher, and the parents' interest in ihe school.

Beht p. Thompson, Prudenticd Committee.

DISTRICT NO. G.— Wadley's Falls.

Summer term, 9 weeks ; number of scholais, 29 ; average, 25 ;
wages, without board, $16.

Fall term, 10 weeks; number of scholars, 29 ; average, 23;
wages, including board, $24 : Miss Jennie S. Cartland, teacher.
She was very fortunate in her discipline ; we always found the
scholars couiteous and attentive tu their lessons.

Winter term, 12 weeks; number of scholr.rs. 2(5 ; average. 18;
wages, including board, $3J ; B. F. Davis, teacliei'. The advance-
ment of those who attended regularly was quite satisfactory, and I
did not find the school, as hard as 1 anticipated.

Chaules F. Thomi'son, Pradeidial Committee.



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DISTRICr NO. l. — L,u,(j.
SiiumitT tcnii, *J weeks; iminlter of sdioliirs, 17; :i\er:i<ie, l."» ;
\v:i<>;es, iiuliidinj^ liojiid. %2'1 \ Miss Nellie II. lieiinett, of N<jUiii<i-
liniii. teaclier. She li:ul :ipi)iiieiilly a ver}' (niiel, j^»lc:isaiit leiin <if
selKJol.

Winter term, lOwei'ks; niiiiiliei- ol' scliolnis, IJ: aveciije. 13;
wufres, iiichi<liii^ hoard. $.'52; (ieoioe VV. LiUhy, of Noltiii<j;liain,
teaelior. 'J'lie sciiool showed exei'lieiit |)rt»<fie«s, and lias nienil>eis
lli;it :in' not snii)assed for llioron<itinvss in town.

Hkn.iamin Y. I'li'ii!, Prndi'iifiiit CnniiiiiUf^p.



The interest wliieli New England lias taken in ednealional mat-
ters has made her intlnenee fell thronghonl the Union either
diieetly or imlireeliy, and nearly all onr men of note have been
edncated in New England schools (or nnder their in(lnence), and
these, having had tluir minds disciplined and traine<l to seize npon
present opiK)rtnnilies, have gone foilh to all parts of the I'nion.

These trained minds saw the chances ollered in the developement
of oiir agricultnral ami mineral resonrces. They appro|)riated those
chances, and to Ihem, in a great niensine. is this I'nion indebted
lor her rapid growth. 1 hey saw in tlie watch business sx chance
for a Incrative industry, enibraci-d it, and were enabled to .sell
watches at half the cost of the Swiss watches. They have s|)nn
cotton twenty-live per cent, less llian the English m.tnnfactnrcr, and
sold their manufactured articles in Europeaii markets. How liavo
they lieen enabled to do this? An Englishman, after carelully
examining the manufacturing indirsl-ies <if America, thus expresses
his opinicm : " The American laborer is a better educated and
superior workman."

(-)ne of till' cliiif can>*es of New England's preeminence — licr
common sell. )(>|.s — ihey have planted wheiever they have gone.
They saw one of ils principal ilrawiiacks lobe a lack of means.
As a remedy in the \Ve>t llity have reserved <>Me section in every
township for the snjiport ol si hools. which, when propei ly sold, lias
yiclde.l no iiiconsdeial'le sum. This we do possess, and nuigt we
not in some w.-iy endeavor lo counler.ict it, if we would slill retain
our a>ceiidencv ? In an.swer, we would say lli;it we believe that
there is ample oppurlunily lo improveiipon what we now liiive ;
and suggest souie of the ways in which we believe thai inijirovc-
nieiil call be bi<iii<iht alioiit.



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First, in selection of teachers. Perhaps we may ditfer from
many, but it is our belief that it is impossible for any person to
become a good teacher who is not naturally adapted to it; a]id
when we are successful in procuring the services of an excellent
teacher, fitted for their vocation, we should retain that teacher as
long as possil»le. We have yet to find the scholar possessing equal
ability, who is require(] to attend to his lessons at home, that will
not make at least one third better advancement than- those relying
wholly upon the school room. We have yet to find the scholar,
who thoroughly commits his lessons, that fails to beconie interested
in his studies, or has any ditficulty in understanding them. W they
acquire tlie habit of keeping their minds fixed upon one sid>j' ct for
any length of time, they are undergoing a discipline which will be
very likely to be applied to whatever business they may pursue in
after-life. It is the duty of a teacher to require study, and hard
study, too, of their pupils, and I leave it to your own good judg-
ment as to whether it is not the duty of parents to assist the teacher
in requiring the indolent ones to exert themselves at home, for no
one but a teacher is aware how much such recpiirement will help
any scholar. In our studies we would suggest that more attention
be given to Physiology, Philosophy and Analysis of Civil Govern-
ment.

Trusting tiiat our suggestions will be received, as given, for the
necessary advancement of our sc'.iools, that will place them in the
front ranks of scholarship, we close this, our annual report.

B. F. DAVIS, SujJt. School Committee.





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