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ANNUAL REPORT



OF THE



Selectmen, Treasurer,
Collector, Librarian,

and Highway Agents



OF THE



TOWN OF LEE, N. H.,



FOR THE



Year Ending January 31,
1919.



ANNUAL REPORT



OF THE



Selectmen, Treasurer,
Collector, Librarian,

and Highway Agents



OF THE



TOWN OF LEE, N. H„

FOR THE

Year Ending January 31,
1919.



DOVER, N. H.:
THE MARSHALL PRBSS,

1919.



TOWN OFFICERS.

MODERATOR.
GEORGE A. DUDLEY.

SELECTMEN.

F. J. DAVIS, J. T BARTLETT,

H. G. HILL.

TOWN CLERK.
FRED P. COMINGS.

TREASURER.
GEORGE A. DUDLEY.

TAX COLLECTOR.
CHARLES H. JOHNSON.

SUPERVISORS.

NORMAN I. SNELL, JOHN H. PIPER,

ARTHUR J. THOMPSON.

BOARD OF EDUCATION.
EMMA LEE, ANNIE R. LEE,

BENTON E. LAYNE.

TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUND.

JAMES B. WALKER, FRED C. YORK,

WALTER D. SMITH.

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
WALTON S. ADAMS.

AUDITORS.
C. E. DAME, ARTHUR J. THOMPSON.



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.

To the inhabitants of the Town of Lee, N. H., in the County
of Strafford in said state, quahfied to vote in town
affairs.
You are hereby notified to meet at the town hall in

said Lee, on Tuesday, the eleventh day of March next,

1919, at ten of the clock in the forenoon, to act upon the

following subjects.

1. To choose all necessary town officers for the year
ensuing.

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

3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro-
priate a sum of money sufficient to receive State Aid for
highways.

4. To see if the town will vote to raise two hundred
dollars to gravel The New Town Plains road.

5. To see what sum the town will raise for defray-
ing the expenses incident to a fitting observance of Old
Home Week.

R J. DAVIS,

J. T. BARTLETT,

H. G. HILL,

Selectmen of Lee.



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Inventory of the Town of Lee, for the year 1918.



Polls,


145




Real Estate,




$328,510


Horses,


183


22,020


Cows,


335


26,751


Oxen,


14


1,650


Neat Stock,


70


3,850


Fowls,


750


750


Sheep,


114


1,350


Vehicles,


25


5,125


Mills and Water Rights,




16,300


Stock in Trade,




3,550


Money on hand,




4,094


Wood and Lumber,




53,739


Bank Stock,




450


Portable Mills,




875
$469,014


Soldiers' exemption.




3,670



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT.



For the Year Ending January 31, 1919.



Resident valuation, $370,920 00

Non-resident valuation, 98,094 00



Total valuation, $469,014 00

Soldiers exemption, 3,670 00



Reduced valuation, $465,344 00

Tax on one hundred dollars, $1.50
Tax on reduced valuation, $6,980 17

145 Polls 290 00

Tax for all purposes, $7,270 17

APPROPRIATED AS FOLLOWS :



State tax.


$784 00


County tax.


797 00


School tax by law,


735 00


Raised extra,


1,700 00


High School,


800 00


,Books and supplies.


125 00


Officials' salaries,


105 00


Highways,


1,163 19


State Road,


598 50


State road maintenance.


275 00


Library,


25 00


Town charges.


1 00



Overlay,



161 48



Amount assessed for all purposes, $7,270 17
School tax paid in Newmarket and

Durham, 141 12



Amount of coUecto'^'s list.



$7,129 05



TRAMPS.
F, P. Comings, lodging one tramp,

COUNTY PAUPERS.
Mary E. Fernald, board of G. A. Randall, $12 00



Mary E. Fernald, "


13 50


Mary E. Fernald, "


12 00


Mary E. Fernald, "


13 50


Mary E. Fernald, "


12 00


Mary E. Fernald, "


13 50


STATE AND C(


3UNTY TAX.


State tax.


$784 00


County tax,


797 00



STATE AID MAINTENANCE.

Money available. State Town

Balance, $78 06 $43 26

Appropriation, 1918 275 00 275 00

Beans Apportionment, 58 31



Total,

Bal. for 1919,



411 37

132 28



318 26

73 98



$1 00



$76 50



5,1581 00



Total
$121 32
550 00
58 31

729 63
206 26



Paid W. B. Caswell,






$329 83


Paid C. H. Johnson,






189 49


Paid O. M. James,




-


4 05




$523 37


Received from State,






279 09


STATE AID CONSTRUCTION.




Money available,


State


Town


Total


Balance, 1917,


$364 85


$627 42


$992 27


Appropriation, 1918,


358 80


598 50


957 30


Total appropriation.


723 65


1,225 92


1,949 57


Balance for 1919


658 53


1,097 53


1,756 06


Paid W. ,B. Caswell




$56 60




Paid C. H. Johnson,




29 16




Paid E. J. York,




107 75


$193 51






Received from State,






$65 12


BRIDGES AND CULVERTS.




N. E. Metal Co.,




$64 80




New Market, ex. cement,


4 50




F. J. Davis, freight on tubing.


1 00




Benj. Lang, repairing


Harvev brie


Ige, 67 00





W. A. Plumer, lumber for bridges,
(stringers and plank)
12,836 ft.)



641 80



REPAIRING TOWN HOUSE.

G. B. Tompson, work, $108 00

G. A. Bennett, lumber, 4 20



$779 10



8

Dame Bros., lumber, 34 12

E. J. York, lumber and windows, 4 25



DAMAGE BY DOGS.


'PJ.U\J U 1


P. A. Young,


LIBRARY.




$10 00


Library Tax,




$25 00




F. P. Comings, services as librarian,


25 00










$50 00










ABATEMENTS.






Harry F. Smith,




$10 50




P. L. Harvey,




9 37




P. A. Young,




3 00




H. J. VVhitehouse,




1 50




Jenness Brothers,




6 00


$30 37








HIGHWAYS AND SNOW BH^LS.




J. H. Smith,




$52 07




John Currier,




241 69




H. L. Fernald,




67 94




Benj. Lang,




145 75




Geo. P. James,




100 00




Elsworth Garrity,




127 25




Elsworth Garrity,




50 00




Geo. P. James,




25 00




Geo. J. Penneo,




7 50 ■




Elsworth Garrity,




23 63




Geo. P. James,




5 88




Benj. Lang,




14 50





Elsworth Garrity,
W. B. Caswell,



192 83
192 14



SCHOOL MONEY.




Required by law,


$735 00


Books and supplies,


125 GO


High School,


800 00


Salaries of officers.


105 00


Raised exira.


1,700 00


Supt. salary.


225 00


Repairs,


225 00


Literary fund.


50 00


Average attendance.


81 00


Qualified teachers.


112 00


Supt. salary from State,


150 00


Dog tax,


78 50



1.246 18



$4,386 55



GENERAL EXPENSES.

Arthur J. Thompson, auditor, $2 00

C. G. Dame, auditor, 2 00
Marshall Press, printing reports,

(1917) 41 00

Homer James, gate keeper, 2 00

G. B. Thompson, ballot clerk, 2 00

A. B. Dudley, services as supervisor, 5 00

P. L. Harvey, gate keeper, 4 00

C. H. Johnson, gate keeper, 4 00

A. B. Dudley, supervisor, 3 00

L. S. Fernald, ballot inspector, 6 00

Walter D. Smith, gate keeper, 6 00

F. L. Dinsmore, gate keeper, 2 00



10

G. A. Dudley, dinners, (Spring and

Fall)
F P. Comings, janitor,
C. H. Johnson, tax collector.
C. H. Johnson, postage.
F. P. Comings, recording, births and

deaths,
F. P. Comings, health officer,
F. P. Comings, stamps and sta ,
F. P. Comings, town clerk,
J. T. jBartlett, selectman,

F. J. Davis, selectman,
H. G. Hill, selectman,

G. A. Dudley, moderator (3 years)
G. A. Dudley, treasurer.
Marshall Press, printing reports.

(1918)



MISCELLANEOUS

John H. Griffin, dynamite caps,

Margeson Bros., (chairs)

E. C. Eastman, supplies,

Orrin M. James, surveying, road at

place of accident,
J. B. Walker, supplies,

D. H. Blaisdell, estimating lumber,

E. C. Eastman, town seal,
J. B. Walker, wood,

F. J. Davis, tax book,
J. T. Bartlett, reporting fire,
J. B. Walker, flags,



10 00


25 00


50 00


3 24


9 50


10 00


15 00


$20 00


50 00


50 00


50 00


16 00


20 00


47 50


)US.

$5 00


112 50


6 05


15 00


23 40


15 00


3 80


9 72


1 83


1 00


30 00



$455 24



$223 30



HIGHWAY AGENTS' ACCOUNT.



Geo. P. James in account with T


own of Lee.


Received of Town for labor on high-




way,




Paid Charles Johnson,


$24 00


Paid Frank .Burleigh,


7 88


Paid George Chesley, (gravel)


3 75


Paid J. B. Walker, (gravel)


75


Paid John Bartlett,


6 00


Paid G. P. James,


78 50


Paid Turnpike Bridge,


10 00



$130



$130 88

Benj. Lang in account with Town of Lee.

Received of Town for labor on highway, $227 25

Paid Benj. Lang, $68 75

Paid Lewis Demeritt, 31 75

Paid David Watts, 3 75

Paid Walter Caswell, 3 75

Paid Willys Tuttle, 14 00

Paid Walter W. Plumer, 17 50

Paid G. H. Hill, 14 00

Paid J. T. Bartlett, 27 00

Paid Raymond Monroe, 7 00

Paid Henry Small, 15 25

Paid Elmer Keniston, . 3 00



12



Paid Perry L. Harvey,


12 00




Paid Wm. Ryan,


7 00




Paid F. J. Davis,


2 50


$227 25






Ellsworth Garrity in account with Town of Lee.


Received of Town for labor on


highway.


$393 71


Paid Elsworth Garrity,


$176 43




Paid Warren D. Sawyer,


32 25




Paid Fred W. Mense,


39 75




Paid L. S. Fernald,


22 50




Paid F. J. Caldwell,


72 75




Paid W. W. Jones,


17 50




Paid Sumner B. Layne,


2 50




Paid Elsworth Garrity,


7 25




Paid L. A. Hill,


3 25




Paid Benton E. Layne,


2 00




Paid F. L. Dinsmore,


10 00




Paid John T. Sawyer,


7 50


$393 71






RECAPITULATION.




School Money,


$4,386 55




County Paupers,


76 50




State and County tax,


1,581 00




State Road Construction,


193 51




State Aid Maintenance,


523 37




Bridges and Culverts,


779 10




Damages by Dogs,


10 00




General expenses.


455 24




Abatements,


30 37




Library,


50 00




Miscellaneous,


223 30





13

Tramps, 1 00

Highway and Snow Bills, 1,246 18

$8,125 69

F. J. DAVIS,

J. T. BARTLETT,

H. G. Hill.

Selectmen of Lee.



February 24, 1919 Examined and found correct, with
proper vouchers, Arthur J. Thompson, Charles G. Dame,
Auditors.



TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT.

Receipts.

Taxes in full assessed in full $7,129 05

Expenditures.
Paid treasurer Cash and Orders, $7,074 30

Balance uncollected, 54 75

Interest, 4 98

CHARLES H. JOHNSON,

Collector.



TREASURER'S REPORT.



For the Year Ending January 31, 1919.



RECEIPTS.



Amount in treasury Feb. 1, 1919, $1,385 70
Received of Newmarket National

Bank, money hired, 500 00

Received from State, highway de-
partment maintenance, state aid, 279 00
Received from State, highway de-
partment appropriation, 65 12
Received from State, railroad tax, 555 82
Received from State, savings bank

tax, 614 75

Received from State, literary fund, 50 05

Received from State, school fund, 343 00

Received from Strafford County,

board of Lee poor, 156 00

Received from F. P. Comings, dog



licenses,


89 00


Received from F. P. Comings, rent




of town hall,


7 00


Received from C. H. Johnson, col-




lector on 1918, tax.


7,074 30


Due from C. H. Johnson, Col.,


54 75


Balance tax on 1918 -


$11,174 49



16

EXPENDITURES.

Paid orders drawn by selectmen, $3,740 20
Paid Arthur J. Thompson, treasurer

of school district, 4,386 55
Paid State tax, 784 00
Paid County tax, 797 00
Paid Newmarket National bank, 500 00
Paid Newmarket National bank in-
terest, 15 00



$10,222 75
Balance on hand, 951 74



$11,174 49



GEO. A. DUDLEY,

Treasurer.



REPORT OF LIBRARIAN OF LEE PUBLIC
LIBRARY.



The following books have been added to the library
this year together with documents sent from the govern-
ment.

The trustees wish to thank the person who has so
kindly sent us Pearson's Magazine the past year.

We now have over two thousand volumes and the
changes made by the town in the Library room make it
very attractive. We hope to have it better patronized in
the times to come.

Library hours from Oct. to April, Sat. 2-4 p. m., from
April to Oct., Sat. 2-5 p. m.

F. P. COMINGS,

Librarian.



BOOKS ADDED TO THE LEE TOWN LIBRARY.

My Four Years in Germany, Gerard

My Company, Capt. J. Swan

Green Fancy, McCutcheon

The Treasure Trail, March Ellis Ryan

My Home in the Field of Honour, Frances Wilson Huard

Ann of the Island, L. M. Montgomery

Embers, Jeffrey Depeud

The U. P. Trail, Zane Grey

The Desert of Wheat, Zane Grey

The Skipper and the Skipped, Holman Day



18



Mary Gusta,

Over the Top,

Lo Michael,

23 1-2 Hours Leave,

Home Fires in France,

With Those Who Wait,

The Zeppelin's Passenger,

The Long Lane's Turning,

The Master of "The Oaks,"

The Tin Soldier,

The Kiefur of the Door,

The Hundredth Chance,

Great Heart,

Amazing Interlude,

The Star in the Window,

In Happy Valley,



Joseph Lincoln

Arthur Guy Empey

Grace L. H. Lutz

Mary Robert Rinehart

Dorothy Canfield

Francis Wilson Huard

E. Phillips Oppenheim

Hallie Ermine Rives

Caroline Abbot Stanley

Temple Bailey

Ethel M. Dell

Ethel M. Dell

Ethel M. Dell

Mary Roberts Rinehart

Olive Higgins Prouty

John Fox, Jr.



ACCOUNT OF TREASURER OF LEE PUBLIC
LIBRARY.



On hand Jan. 31, 1919,
Received from Town,

Paid DeWolfe & Fiske Co.,

Paid Express,

On hand Jan. 31, 1919,



19 29
25 00



^28 89

44

19 29



$48 62



$48 62



F. P. COMINGS,

Treasurer.



STATE OF NEW HAMl'SHIRE.



To the inhabitants of the School district in the Town
of Lee quahfied to vote in district affairs : You are hereby
notified to meet at the Town Hall in said district on the
22nd day of March 1919 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon to
act upon the following subjects:

1. To choose a Moderator for the coming year.

2. To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year.

3. To choose a member of the School Board for the en-

suing three years.

4. To choose a Treasurer for the ensuing year.

5. To hear the reports of Agents, Auditors, Committees or

Officers chosen, and pass any vote relating thereto.

6. To choose Agents, Auditors, and Committees in rela-

tion to any subject embraced in this Warrant.

7. To see how much money the District will raise and ap-

propriate for the support of the Schools.

8. To see what action the District will take to remodel the

outbuildings at the Center Schools and make ap-
propriation for the same.

Given under our hands at said Lee,
BENTON E. LAYNE,
EMMA G. LEE,
ANNA L. LEE,

School Board.
A true copy of warrant — ATTEST :

BENTON E. LAYNE,
EMMA G. LEE,
ANNA L. LEE,

School Board. »





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