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e University of Maine DigitalCommons@UMaine Maine Town Documents Maine Government Documents 1919 One Hundred and Fiſty-Seventh Annual Report of the Selectmen, Treasurer, Clerk, Road Commissioner, Superintending School Commiee, Superintendent of Schools, and Auditor of the Town of Bowdoinham For the Year Ending February 10, 1919 Bowdoinham, (Me.) Follow this and additional works at: hps://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/towndocs is Report is brought to you for free and open access by DigitalCommons@UMaine. It has been accepted for inclusion in Maine Town Documents by an authorized administrator of DigitalCommons@UMaine. For more information, please contact [email protected]. Repository Citation Bowdoinham, (Me.), "One Hundred and Fiſty-Seventh Annual Report of the Selectmen, Treasurer, Clerk, Road Commissioner, Superintending School Commiee, Superintendent of Schools, and Auditor of the Town of Bowdoinham For the Year Ending February 10, 1919" (1919). Maine Town Documents. 8116. hps://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/towndocs/8116

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One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Annual Report ofthe Selectmen, Treasurer, Clerk, RoadCommissioner, Superintending SchoolCommittee, Superintendent of Schools, andAuditor of the Town of Bowdoinham For the YearEnding February 10, 1919Bowdoinham, (Me.)

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ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVENTH

Annual Reportof the

Selectmen, Treasurer, Clerk, Road Commissioner, Su­perintending School Committee, Superintendent

of Schools and Auditor.

or the

t own of bowdoinhamIncorporated 1762

POPULATION 1910 1385

For the Year Ending February 10, 1919

BOWDOINHAM

J. h. Pinkerton, Printer

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Town Officers for 1918

Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor

R. A. DICKINSON W. J. G R A V E S GEO. S. L E A V IT T

Town Clerk

GEO. F. DENH AM

Treasurer

-BENJAMIN ADAM S

Road Commissioner

R. A. DICKIN SON

Collector o f Taxes

GEO. H. H A C K E T T

Superintendent of Schools

E. R. BOW DOIN

W. L. BONNEY

School Board

E. E. W H IT E MILTON G IVEN

Fire Wards

C. H. M cEW EN R. H. JA C K P. A. CANNON

Constable

GEO. E. BU KER

Secretary of Board of Health

F R A N K A. SM A LL

Auditor

CH A R LE S M. W H IT E

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Report of Selectmen

Valuation

Real estate, residentnonresident

Personal estate, resident nonresident

Total valuation No. of polls 306 Rate, $26 per thousand

$374290 00 78225 00

131570 00 76760 00

660845 00

Appropriations

Highways Bridges Sidewalks Snow bills (1917)Support of Poor General expense Electric lights Common schools T ext booksRepair of school houses Free High School Memorial Day Soldier’s lotInterest on Randall Fund

Mustard Fund Bonded debt

Bonds Nos. 6 & 7 Salaries Town officers Cutting and burning bushes State road

$2000 00 400 00 300 00 800 00 500 00

1200 00 500 00

2000 00 400 00 200 00

1200 00 35 00 10 00

131 84 100 00 220 00

1000 00 200 00 100 00 400 00

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Boy’s and girl’s clubsRepair State roadBlowing ledgesRepairing roadRoad machineState taxCounty tax

1723*$ 55

General Expense Account

J. R. Pinkerton, printing Town ReportsBoring Short & Harmon Town booksRevi Leathers cutting logs 1917R. E. WareJ. R. Pinkerton printingR. E. Ware cutting logsGeo. Chadwick ”Chas. Philbrick ”R. E. Merriman standing lumberBoring Short & Harmon bookM. C. R. R. freight on road machineW. D. Hutchins engine house lotC. A: Randall testimony Maxwell caseTown of Bowdoin taxBenjamin Adams interest Town ordersBoring Short & Harmon Town booksG. G. Prescott sawing lumberJ. R. Pinkerton printing voting listFrank C. Given erecting voting boothsJ os. M. Hall watering troughWalter E. Sedgley Ballot clerk

erecting boothsBoring Short & Harmon bookW. W. Brown Ballot clerkBoring Short & Harmon book

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6 ooF. W. Hackett Ballot clerk ” ” ” disinfectants Board of Health

W. A. EibberC. B. Randall watering trough E. L. Lancaster ballott clerk Frank Small Board of Health expenses George Hackett discount on taxes I. C. Irish vital statistics G. F. Denham vital statistics

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” ” expenses, stamps, etc.P. A. Cannon transportation, Board of Healtl K. of P. Lodge office rents E. L. White ballott clerk W. J. Graves legal advice Benjamin Adams paper and postage

” ” salaryGeorge Hackett errors and abatements, 1917

abatements, 1918 C. M. White auditor R. A. Dickinson salary

” ” town agentsupplies, paint, etc.

George Hackett costs for tax deed salary

George Bilker dog constable town constable

Frank Small Board of Health R. H. Jack truant officer

” ” ’ constable” ” care lock-up

George Denhan salary Pearl Cannon fire ward C. H. McEwen fire ward

firy inspector George Leavitt salary W. J. Graves salary

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R. A. Dickinson traveling expensesi

By Appropriation Unexpended, 1917 Unexpended, 1918

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Support of Poor

John King board of Hannah Hall $Benjamin Adams board Brown children Mrs. C. Fullerton ”

F. P. Corliss Herbert BrownL e n a Pratt

Bath City Hospital medical attendanceMinnie Brown

City Gardiner board John Whalen whileunder quarantine, 1917

Mechanic Falls expense Harward children Healey Institute board Stanley HarwardI. C. Irish medical attendance Hannah Hall

” ” ” ” C. WoodsumState of Maine nurse for Small familyJ. F. Blodgett board Ida Dingley Uena Pratt board Herbert Brown W. G. Cahill clothingDavis Hatch shoes for Brown children Overdrawn, 1917

By Appopriation Due from Mrs. Zacheus Small

” ” ” A. R.HarwardOverdrawn _

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State Road

Paid The Bangor Mfg. Co. culverts J. T. Pratt loam H. C. Rawlins labor C. F..H ill laborC. E. Hill labor Merton Webber My rick Heath Fred Cunningham Chas. P. Philbrick George L. Eeavitt Ralph Cunningham Joseph M. Hall gravelD. B. Cornish Otis JohnsonA . C. CarrR. A. Dickinson . .Arnos D. Bridge and Sons labor

By Appropriation Received from State Overdrawn

• Bridges

Paid G. M. Prescott sawing Charles PhilbrickB. B. Douglass lumberW . H. Jordan plank iron bridge Frank E. SmallC. O. BukerR. K. Merriman standing lumber J. F. BlodgettB. R. Temple plank and nails

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Paid G. E. Buker A. C. CarrW. H. Gould stringersR. A . Dickinson nails and shovelT. M. MiHayUnexpended

By Appropriation Unexpended, 1917

Sidewalks

Paid S. W. Wildes gravel Mary J. Morse gravel R. A . Dickinson nails •T. M. Millay laborG. Y . Prescott sawing plankOverdrawn, 1917By AppropriationUnexpended

10M feet lumber on hand value $300

Bonds No. 6 and 7

By Appropriation Paid George H. Hackett Mrs. S. W. Carr

State Board of Mothers’ Aid

Paid Mrs. Sarah B. CareyDue from StateDue from City of HaUowell

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Patrol Maintenance

Estimated number of miles under Patrol Maintenance

Paid Patrolman’s wages Cost of extra help Cost of material

Eonus

Expended on Improved State Aid Road Labor and Material

Received from State

Expended on Unimproved Highway Labor GravelReceived from State Unexpended

State Road Maintenance

State Aid for Soldiers’ Wives

By Appropriation Unexpended

Paid Mrs. Jessie Tarr” Amanda'Hall ” Grace A. Foss ” Edna N. Winslow ” Roy Trask

Due from State

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Interest on. Bonded Debt

By Appropriation Paid coupons Unexpended

Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs

By Appropriation Paid Prizes

Road Machine

By Appropriation C. M. Conant Co.Unexpended

Town Hall Account

Paid C. M. Power Co. lightsCumberland Music Co. bal. on piano Frank C. Given labor Walter E. Sedgley work on booths Charles Newton labor • •ReceiptsReceipts above expenditures

Blowing Ledge Near George Hackett’s

By AppropriationUnexpended ioo oo

Repairing Road North Of Pratt’s Crossing

By • Appropriation Unexpended

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Town Farm Account

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Paid T . H. Rogerson salary’ ’ ” telephone

Rena Cobb wood A. Lincoln repairs on cart J. 1C. Cornish plow point C. P. Bates grain R. E. Ware repairs on house T. H. Rogerson cash paid out, shoeing Chester Rogerson haying T. H. Rogerson horse shoeing J. W. Brawn blacksmith work F. W. Hackett wall paper, etc.John Hysler blacksmith work J. W. Bishop hay for team C. P. Bates grain T. H. Rogerson shoeingW. E. Rideout supplies, hardwaret etc. A. Hilman repairs W. B. and E. P. Kendall grain Josiali Fulton repairs R. A. Dickinson supplies T. H. Rogerson salary

Net Profits

R ECEIPTS

Hearse out of townFrom town team cashDue for team workWheels sold to Frank Seigars271 days team work @ $7.00 per day

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State Pensions

Received from State Benjamin Adams paid pensions

Carr Play Ground

By unexpended balance, 1917 Paid R. W. Carr Unexpended, 1918

Electric Lights

Central Maine Power Co. street lights By Appropriation Unexpended balance, 1917 Unexpended balance

Cutting and Burning Bushes

Paid Fred Cunningham By Appropriation Unexpended 1917 Unexpended balance

Care Soldier’s Monument

By Appropriation Expended

Memorial Day Fund

By Appropriation Expended

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Superintendent of Schools

Financial Statement

L IA B IL IT IE S

A. Q. Randall Fund Note 4 per <5t.4

Eliza Mustard Fund Note 4 per <51. Bonded Debt

RESOURCES

Road Machine and Tools Team and Equipment Town Farm Town Wood EotDue from State Soldiers’ Families Mrs. Rachel Dunning Fund Due from George H. Hackett Due for Lumber Due T ax Deeds Cash in Treasury

By Appropriation Paid E. R. Bowdoin Overdrawn

Sheep and Poultry Killed by Dogs

Paid J. P. CardJames M. Fulton

Due from State

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Net Indebtedness

Respectfully submitted,R. A . Dickinson W . J. Graves Geo. L. Leavitt

Selectmenof

Bowdoinham

Tax Collector’s Report

A M O U N T O F T A X E S DUE TO W N O F BOW DOINH AM

Amount due, 1913 Paid Treasurer Amount due, 1915 Paid Treasurer Balance due Amount due, 1916 Paid Treasurer Balance due Amount due, 1917 Paid Treasurer Balance due Commitment of 1918 Supplement Paid Treasurer T a x deed Balance due

ERRORS A N D A B A T E M E N T S

C. O. and E. D. Buker Cecile Browne Mrs. S. W . Carr Abbie Dinsmore John Hysler

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William A. Knight John O. Sedgley William Doughty Jack Brothers William Jordan Elmer Purinton Arthur Allen Oscar Avery Henry Cornish Bradley Day Jerry Foote Ray Foote Silas Hamilton William Hoag Herbert Stuart Scott Brown Thomas Jackson Parker Small

Crosby Brothers Fred West Bert Nichols Harrison Adams Robert Grace Joseph Adams Eugene Martin George Adams

L IS T OF D E LIN Q U E N T T A X P A Y E R S

Ernest Dunn Wilson Grady Warren Sedgley

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Robert Brown David Cressy A . D. Curtis

David Cressy George Adams

Maggie Bewis Fannie Dunn W alter Dinsmore W ill Maloon W ill Brown W ill Miller Bewis Brown Ralph Winslow Samuel Wildes Seldon Williams

February io, 1919.George H. Hackett, Collector.

Report of Road CommissionerHighway

SUM M ER

Paid George Chadwick Charles Philbrick W ill EdgecombCharles Philbrick

> } ) )

G uy Carpenter George AlexanderS. H. Johnson

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John Rumrill vS. H. Johnson Guy Carpenter Charles Philbrick D. B. Cornish J. C. RumrillC. F. Lamoreau Guy Carpenter Charles Philbrick John Spittell Charles Lamoreau S. H. JohnsonD. B. CornishE. D. Cornish Walter E. .Sedgley Millay BrothersD. B. Cornish

> > * >

Charles Philbrick Robert Sedgley Chester RogersonE. D. Cornish Charles Philbrick

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D. B. Cornish Albert Henderson Mary Jane Morse C. E. Lamoreau C. O. Buker A. C. Carr Ralph Cunningham Charles Philbrick

y > > y

A. C. Carr W. M. Douglass S. C. Raymond

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E..E. BrownD. B. Cornish Charles NewtonD. B. CornishE. D. Cornish A. C. NoyesR. E. Patten A. E. Seigars W. E. Dinsmore Nathan Fowler J. P. CarrGuy Carpenter

Myrick HeathR. E. Ware C. E. BerryS. H. Wildes George W. Thompson George E. EeavittF. P. Huntley Robert Wallace W. D. Hutchins Earle D. Eovejoy Harry Eittle Mar}' Jane Morse C. O. Buker Joseph M. Hall P. S. Coughlin W. E. RideoutRogers Brothers tile, wire, etc. Josiah M. Fulton M. H. White W. J. GravesG. Y. Prescott sawing R. A. DickinsonT. M. Millay

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R. A. Dickinson road commissioner

By Appropriation Unexpended balance, 1917 Unexpended balance

W IN TE R

Paid Parker Small W. M. SmallE. E. Brown Ed Fickett Sherman Denham Edwin Denham Francis Hutchins John ParkerB. B. Douglass Guy Carpenter H. D. AlexanderF. D. MarinerC. F. EamoreauD. B. Cornish H. E. JackMrs. Frank Heath Millay Brothers A. S. Borjerson George E. Hoag Eeon Batchelder S. H. Johnson F. P. WebberE. D. Buker Everett Williams Charles S. Preble Bert Wood Albert Henderson John Hall

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Fred CunninghamC. 0 . BukerJoseph M. HallJ. E. PrebleJames L. PuringtonWilliam F. PuringtonC. N. DickerGeorge DinsmoreRalph CunninghamZina MaxwellC. M. WhiteF. P. HuntleyA. C. CarrW. M. DouglassW. E. MillerH. E. PowersW. A. TurnerL. M. SmallA . C. NoyesDonald GrantR. E. PattenA. L. SiegarsW. L. DinsmoreNathan FowlerJ. P. CardF. D. and F. C. JenkinsMyrick HeathCharles PhilbrickJ. R. HallC. E. BerryCharles CrookerFred MerrifieldDevi LeathersGeorge W. ThompsonM. S. WhiteLewis Moore

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R. C. MeserveT. W. WildesB. R. TempleJ. W. BishopB. C. HumphreyHarry TittleW. S. GivenCharles N. FoggW. B. and E. P. KendallGeorge A. HackettR. A. DouglassFrank BishopW. 0 . RoundyCharles FickettIrvin HeathM. H. WhiteA. S. TempleC. S. HatchKarl HatchW. J. GravesW. H. GouldOverdrawn, 1917

By AppropriationOverdrawn

Respectfully submitted,R. A . Dickinson,

Road Commissioner

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Report of Treasurer

BEN JAM IN AD AM S, TR E A SU R E R In Account with Town of Bowdoinhara, Maine.

D E BITTo Cash in Treasury, February io, 1918 $

Town West Gardiner Poor Account State Treas. State Aid

dog licenses refunded School and Mill Fund 1Common School Fund iR. R. and Tel. taxes Free High School war purposes

B. B. Douglass town loans 5G. H. HackettSale old lumber

box boards Charles Douglass lumber W. Denham boards Rufus Merriman boards E. D. Small

G. F. Denham, Town Clerk, dog licenses R. S. Warren license pool table Mrs. S. W. Carr coal from High School T a x deed A . S. Maxwell, 1915-16-17

Joseph Dalton Elizabeth Bryant Myrick Heath

High School boys broken glass Use hearse out,of town Town HallTown Bowdoin tuition pupils A. R. Harward account children E. R. Bowdoin, Supt. sale old books

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Charles Trufant lumber from town Mrs. S. W. Carr bowd. Masonic Bldg. Assn. State Treasurer improved state road Bert Pierce lumber Levi Leathers W. S. Lancaster account tax deed, W. A. Nason town teamT. H. Rogerson telephoneDr. I. C. Irish town teamFrank Seigars set wheelsGeorge H. Hackett tax 1913

1915191619171918

CR ED ITBy Paid G. H. Haekett Town Bond No. 6

Interest on bondState Treas. maintenance state road Mrs. Frances I. Carr Town Bond No. County Tax 1918 State Treas. dog licenses

State Tax 1918 B. B. Douglass town notes Interest on notes George PI. Haekett town note Interest on note Edith Bryant tax deed 1918 Town Orders Series 1917

1918Cash in Treasury February 10, 1919

Respectfully submitted,Benjamin Adams,

Treasurer

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BEN JAM IN AD A M S, T R E A SU R E RIn Account with A. Q. Randall Fund

D E B ITTo note in treasury

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Cash in treasury, February io, 1918 Interest on town notes

CR ED ITBy note in treasury

)) >)

Paid deserving poorCash in treasury, Feb. 10, 1919

Respectfully submitted,Benjamin Adams,

Treasurer

BEN JAM IN AD AM S, T R E A S U R E RIn Account with Eliza Mustard Fund

D E B ITTo note in treasury

Cash Bath Savings Institution ” in treasury, Feb. 10/1918

Interest on town note’ ’ Bath Savings Institution

CR ED ITBy note in treasury

C.ash Bath Savings InstitutionPaid deserving poorCash in treasury, Feb. 10, 1919

Respectfully submitted,Benjamin Adams,

Treasurer

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BENJAM IN ADAM S, TR E A SU R E RIn Account with Rachel Dunning Fund

D EBITTo cash Augusta Savings Bank

Accrued interest Cash in treasury, Feb. io, xgiq Interest Augusta Savings Bank

CREDITBy cash Augusta Savings Bank

Undrawn interest Paid deserving poor Cash in treasury Feb. io, 1919

Respectfully submitted,Benjamin Adams,

Treasurer

BENJAM IN ADAM S, T R E A SU R E RIn Account with Lewis M. Fulton Prize Trust Fund

Cash in Gardiner Savings Bank Accrued interest July, 1918

Dess paid F. W. Bisbee High School Balance in Bank

Respectfully submitted,Benjamin Adams,

Treasurer

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Auditor’s Report

Bowdoinham, Me. Feb. 19, 1919

I Have this day examined the books and vouchers of the several accounts of the town of Bowdoinham, . and find them correct, and kept plain and neat.

C. M. WHITE, Auditor

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School Report,

Financial Standing of the School Department of the Town of Bowdoinham, for the Year ending February 1, 1919.,

COMMON SCHOOL A C CO U N T

TEACHERSPaid Mary Hall

Hazel Cornish Hattie Andros Helen DenhamEdith Fulton Mrs. Elizabeth Haynes Elizabeth Watson Lida Maxwell Mrs. Myra Dunn Mrs. Lucy Penley Cleora Maxwell Louise J o n e s - Mrs. L. H. Lamoreau

Paid C. E. Berry Will Weymouth Gilbert Man waringG. Man waring Neil Bishop - -F. P. Webber- Millay Brothers A. R. Wright & Co. Edwin Denham George A. Hackett Paul Herrick

2825 00

297 10

FU E L

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JA N ITO R SE R V IC EPaid Milton McEwen

Gilbert Man waringMrs. Myra DunnNeil Bishop ■Helen DenhamErnest MillayPaul Herrick

C O N V E Y A N C EPaid P. C. CoughlinM. D. PrattR. A. DouglassArthur EovejoyMrs. E. E. Emerson

TU ITIO NPaid Town of Topsham

” ” Richmond

SU M M A R Y OF COMMON SCH OOL ACCO U N T

RESOURCESAppropriatedSchool Fund and Mill Tax Received from fuel sold

E X PE N D ITU R E S/Overdrawn Feb. 1918Teachers’ SalariesFuelJanitor serviceConveyanceTuitionBalance Unexpended Feb. 1919

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T E X T B O O K S AN D SU PPLIE SPaid F. E. Preble

F. W. BisbeeE. R. BowdoinEdward E. Babb & Company Ginn & Company American Book Company Loring, Short & Harmon D *C. Heath & Company Howard & Brown W. S. Browne .Milton Bradley & Company 'A. G. DonliamWebb Publishing CompanyW. F. DunhamF. W. HackettG. M. FoggH. MansirMaine Central Rail Road

Balance February, 1918 Appropriation Received for books sold Balance unexpended February, 1919

R EPA IR A CCO U N TPaid Rogers Brothers

United Sweeping Co. Corp. J. Haynes & Son Masury Young CompanyA. S. Alexander Frank SiegarsCentral Scientific CompanyB. R. Temple J. E. Cornish Sherman Denham

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William Weymouth P. C. Coughlin Mrs. S. Batchelder R. A . DickinsonL. R. CoughlinCentral Maine Power Company J. W. Fulton W. E. Rideout

Balance February, 1918 AppropriationBalance unexpended February, 1919

H IG H SCH OOL ACCOUNT

T E A C H E R SPaid F. W. Bisbee

F. J. Penley Genevieve Dunlap Mary Hall Hazel Cornish Melita Leavitt .

JA N ITO R S E R V IC EPaid Milton McEwen $

F U E LPaid Carl Brawn

H. L. Raymond C. P. Bates A . R. Wright & Co.M. C. R. R.

SU M M A R Y OF H IG H SCH OOL ACCO U N T

29Balance Feb. 1918 Appropriated

RESOU RCES

1200 00

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Received from tuition Received from State

E X PEN D ITU R ESTeachers’ Salaries Janitor service FuelUnexpended balance Feb. 1919

RECOM M ENDATIONS

The School Committee recommend the following amounts to be raised for school purposes the following year.

Common Schools $210000High School 1200 00Textbooks and Supplies 400 00Repairs 500 00

Respectfully, submitted,

W. D. Bonney School Board E. L. White ofMilton Given Bowdoinham

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Report of the Superintendent of Schools

To the Superintending School Committee and Citizens of the Town of Bowdoinham.

I herewith present the following report of the schools and school property of the town of Bowdoinham.

VILLAGE SCHOOLS

There were two changes hi teaching positions at the begin­ning of the Fall term. Mrs. Lucy Penley was elected to the Grammar School and Miss Edith Fulton to the Intermediate to. take the places of Miss Mary Hall and Miss Hazel Cornish, who were promoted to the High School. We were able to retain Miss Hattie O. Andros for the First and Second Grades. These teach­ers have all had several years experience, and are well qualified for the positions which they are filling.

RURAL RCHOOLS

There was only one change in the teaching staff before the Fall term, Miss Elizabeth Watson,the teacher of the Ridge school having resigned the first of the Spring, Mrs. M3rra Dunn was se­cured to finish the term. A t the beginning of the Fall term we were able to retain three of the former teachers. Mrs. Myra Dunn was transferred from the Ridge school to the White school, and Miss Louise Jones was appointed'to teach at the Ridge. Miss Cleora Maxwell was secured to teach the Eishop school to suc­ceed Miss Edith Fulton, who was promoted to the grades. A t the close of the Fall term Mrs. Myra Dunn was given leave of absence on account of sickness in the family for the winter term, and Mrs. Lamoreau was secured to fill the position. A ll the rural school teachers have had experience,with one exception,and are showing a great deal of interest in their work.

HIGH SCHOOL

A s Mr. F. W. Bisbee and Miss Genevieve Dunlap resigned

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at the close of the Spring term, the High School opened with three new teachers— Mr. F. J. Penley, Principal, Miss Mary Hall, as First Assistant, and Miss Hazel Cornish, as Second Ass­istant. It was necessary to have a Second Assistant because of the addition to the curriculum of the Agricultural Course. The adding of this course seems to have been a wise move on the part of the citizens of the town, as a great many of our students come from the rural section and return to the same after com­pleting their High School work. The course is being made to comply with the State and Federal law which entitles the town to be reimbursed by the State for two thirds of the amount ex­pended for salaries up to five hundred dollars. We also receive, by complying with the requirements of the Smith-Hughes Act, a certain Federal fund for the help of the agricultural courses.

The agricultural subjects are being taught in the High School by Mr. Penley, who is a graduate of the Agricultural Department of the University of Maine, and comes well trained for the position. The registration for this course has teen very large for the first year, and will no doubt continue to be as en­thusiastically received by the students after it is fairly establish­ed. This course does not in any way conflict with the cultural subjects, but gives the student who wishes a chance to learn something of practical value in regard to agriculture, while the student who does not care for this kind of work will be able to pursue the regular college preparatory course.

ATTENDANCE

The attendance has been ver)r much broken up during tlie Fall term on account of Influenza and other sickness. This not only has handicapped the pupil to a certain extent, but i\so makes the work of the teacher more difficult, as there is just so much work to be accomplished, therefore it will be necessary for every pupil to attend school regularly the remainder of the time in order to complete the work. If there is no cause for closing the schools again we shall be able to keep the full number of

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weeks before the close of the school year.

‘ MUSIC

One of the needs of our schools at the present time is a course ha Public SchoolM usic. Almost every school throughout the State of the size of Bowdoinham has realized the importance of this subject and is having music taught regularly in the schools. Not having many schools in town it would not be necessary for us to employ a teacher for full time. This could be done at a nominal cost, and it would not be necessary to make any special appropriation as it would be paid from the common school fund.

• TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIESMost of the textbooks are in fairly good condition, but it

will be necessary to add some more supplementary readers for the lower grades. Other books will have to be bought to take the place of those which have become worn out. Some of the leading magazines have been subscribed for. A few books have been added to the school library. Each 3 ear twenty-five dollars or more should be used from the. funds in this account to enlarge the library, as in a town where there is no public library it is necessary that the High School should have one of its own. If any one has any good reference books or good literature which he would be willing to donate,they would be very gladly received.

r e p a i r s

I am giving below a statement of the repairs made 'during the year and the conditions and the needed repairs for the com­ing } ear.

High SchoolNo repairs have been made on this building. It is in a very

good condition, but the ceiling should be murescoed and a few other minor repairs made before another year.

JellersonThis schoolhouse has been shingled and a few repairs made

on the outside. It should be papered and one new inside door be

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provided before the Fall term.Bishop

This building will need to have the walls and ceiling mures- coed during the summer.

White -The top of the chimney has been rebuilt, and it will need no

repairs.Ridge

This building needs painting on the inside. It is in a very good condition.

MillayNo repairs were made on this building. This schoolhouse

sits too near the road, therefore it will be necessary to move it back at least one hundred feet, and to purchase a piece of land in order that the lot may be as large as required by the Educa­tional Department. When this building is moved it should be re­built, and to do this satisfactorily it will require at least three hundred dollars. This must be attended to before school opens another year.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Although the increased salaries of teachers and cost of fuel has continued during the past year we have been able to meet all the necessary school expenses without an overdraft in any department. The same amounts for High School and Textbooks with an extra one hundred dollars in the common school fund will be sufficient to provide for the needs of the schools for the ensuing j^ear, with the exception of the repair account, where it will be necessary to make an especial appropriation for the Millay schoolhouse. /

In conclusion I wish to express my appreciation to the Su­perintending School Committee,other town officials,teachers and citizens of the town for the courtesy and help I have received during the past year.

Respectfully submitted,E. R. Bowdoin, Supt. of Schools

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T A B U L A R STATEM EN T

Winter Term 1918

School TeachersGrade V I-V II-V III Mary M. HallGrade III-IV -V Hazel M. CornishGrade I-II Hattie 0 . AndrosJellerson Helen DenhamBishop Edith E. FultonWhite Elizabeth P. HaynesRidge Elizabeth M. WatsonMillay Lida A . Maxwell

Total or average

l

No. Reg. Average Salary

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T A B U L A R STATEM ENT

Spring Term 1918School Teachers

Grade V I-V II-V III Mary M. HallGrade III-IV -V Hazel M. CornishGrade I-II Hattie O. AndrosJellerson Helen C. DenhamBishop 4 Edith L. FultonWhite Elizabeth P. HaynesRidge Myra E. DunnMillay- Eida A. Maxwell

Total or average

No. Reg. Average . Salary

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T A B U L A R STATEM EN T

Fall Term 1918

. School TeachersGrade V I-V II-V III l ucy PenleyGrade III-IV -V Edith E. FultonGrade I-II Hattie O. AndrosJellerson Helen DenhamBishop Cleora MaxwellWhite Myra E. DunnRidge Eouise JonesMillay Eida Maxwell

Total or average

Total number between ages of 5 and 21, 344

No. Reg. Average Salary

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Ruth Pinkerton, Clarence Gould, Marie Sward, Pearle Ames.

H IG H SCHOOL S T A T IST IC S

Term

Winter

Spring

Fall

No. Ave Non-Res. Teachers YearlyReg. Ave- Pupils ieacners Salary

F. W. Bisbee, Prin. Genevieve Dunlap F. W. Bisbee, Prin. Genevieve Dunlap F. J. Penley, Prin. Mary M. Hall Hazel M. Cornish

E N R O LLM E N T B Y CLA SSE S

Boys Girls TotalSenior J unior Sophomore Freshman

G R A D U A T IN G CL A SS

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Bowdoinham Boys in the Service

List compiled October 19, 1918, date of raising onr CO M M U N ITY S E R V IC E F L A G

Ames, J. CarrollAmes, HarveyAmes, Dwight LeroyAlexander, HenryBrown, Dewey (Gold Star)Brawn, CarlBrown, Wm. McKinleyBarrett, RoyBlair, EricBishop, JacobCard, FrankCard, AlbertCoughlin, Wm. JosephCoughlin, Geo. FranklinDarling, EurotusFickett, EddieFoote, RaymondGiven, Roscoe N.Given, William G.Gould, Clarence Hall, Wilbur Hoage, George Jenkins, Jesse Jack, George

Leavitt, Ellsworth Little, Samuel Herbert Maloon, William Miller, William Mitchell, Stanley Pinkerton, Forest \Purington, James A.Seigars, Guy Sheridan, Charles J.Sucy, LewisThomas, FredThomas, HowardTarr, JesseWilson, KennethWilson, LaurisWilliams, WilliamWinslow, Chester (Gold Star)

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Births Registered in Bowdoinham, Maine, for the Year Ending December 31 , 1918

Date Name of Child Sex Name of Parents

January 2 1r ~

Clarence Victor Male Irving N. and Agnes LeightonFebruary 2 Howard Clinton Male Pearl H. and Florence Sedgley

” 26 Marjorie Doris Female Erland E. and Gladys L. RogersApril 4 Barbra Alberta Female Ernest S. and Mabel LancasterAugust 15 Ruth Ella Female Geo. H. and Florence Burdick

3° Stillborn Fem ale Walter H. and Jennie BartlettSeptember 23 Gilbert Walker Male W alker T. and Helen WildesOctober 5 Keith D. Male Chas. H. and Evelyn McEwen

” 3 Eleanor Louise Female Robert H. and Emma F. Webber” 16 Beatrice May Female Arthur L. and Sarah L. Small

25 Margaret Louise Female Orville and Gertrude S. RobinsonNovember 10 Norris Winthrop Male Ralph and Helen Cunningham

” 12 Richard Maurice Male Roy M. and Margaret Verrill” 15 Ruth Elenor Female Lester and Emma H. Longfellow

3° Bertha May Female John S. and Cynthia Parker3° Beatrice Edna Female John S. and Cynthia Parker

December 14 Eric Stevens Male John J. and Edna Malier27 Charles Newell Male Charles N. and Maude E. Blodgett

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Deaths Registered in Bowdoinham, Me., for the Year Ending December 3 1 , 1918

Date

January 7 February 7 February 12 March 4 Apri 1 6April 8 Ma}' 6 May 28 June 16 June 18 June 2! June 25 July 18 July 20 July 27 August 24 September 30 October 9 October 14 October 20 October 30 November 11 November 5 December 10 December 12 December 22

Cleora A. Adams Ellis F. Sedgley Georgiana McFarland Almira Cutler John D. Brown Samuel Batch elder Mary B. Rumrill Mary Whitmore Evelina Sewell William H. Siegars James H. Wilson Amanda Williams AmandaJ. Jackson Charles W. Frost Annie l eva James D. Given Charles A. Jordan Chester E. Winslow Keith D. McEwen Ezekiel Graves Glaidys Small Geraldine H. Cota Mary E. Webber Eliza Denham Mary L. Burleigh Marie R. Card

NameAge

yrs. mos. days Cause of Death

Cerebral Embolism Pulmonary Aedenia Gangrene o f Feet Bronchal Pneumonia Stran ulation Gangrene of Leg ,Pneumonia Old Age Angina Pectoris SuicideBrights Disease CancerCiriliosis o f Liver Organic Hear Disease Pulmonary Pneumonia Cerebral Hemorage Senility Pneumonia Premature Birth senility Pneumonia Influenza ,General Failure Mitral Insufficiency Influenza Malnutrition

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Marriages Recorded in Bowdoinham for the Year ending December 31 , 1918

Date Contracting Parties

February 16March 30May 1

) ) 22June 15

)) 28July 31 ) 19September 14

> > 25November 1-2

i iI I

Llewellyn T. W elch and Bertha M. Grav.es both of Portland Me.Ralph L Winslow and Edna N. Blanchard both of Bowdoinham Joseph M. Dion and Annie L. Newton both of Bowdoinham .Richard F. Denham and Hazel R. Tibbets both o f Bowdoinham Horace D. Manwaring o f Bowdoinham and Mary B. Sencobaugh o f Richmond, Me. William E. Salie o f Portland, Me. and Sarah A. Fulton of Bowdoinham Samuel Batchelder and Ella A. Higgins both Bowdoinham Samuel R. Sylvester o f Freeport, Me. and Ella M. W yley o f Lynn, Mass.Charles A. Hall and Nellie P. Getchell both o f BowdoinhamDaniel L. Craney of Dorchester, Mass, and Cecile G. Denham of BowdoinhamJames S. Pratt o f Bowdoinham and Thelma E. Batchelder of Bath, Me.Gordon Breary of New York and Ethel E. Graves o f Bowdoinham