1889

THE BETHEL JOURNALS

January 3, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                        *The largest liability was $18,100 in bridge bonds due in 1898.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 39. The Bethel toll bridge was rented to A. S. Chapman from March 7, 1888 to January 1, 1889 for the sum of $800.00.  At the latter date the bridge became free.

The Bethel Liquor Agency account standing: Net profit of $454.91. (Cash sales for 1888 amounted to $1,908.13)

 

Treasurer’s Report

(Selected Items :)

 

Receipts:

Cash on hand February 18, 1889: $473.14

March 17: Received from State of Maine for school and mill fund: $1,034.64.

           February 15: Received from J. H. Barrows for rent (chair factory) from August 1, 1887 to August 1, 1888:  $595.00.

           Received from Wolff and Reessing for rent (corn factory) on May 1 and November 1, total:  $200.

           Received from tax collector, T. H. Chapman, 1887 and 1888 taxes:  $7,919.65

          

Payments:

           Feb 25, Wm J. Wheeler for insurance of $1,250. on Clough property: Feb 5, 1888 to Feb 25, 1891 - $12.50

           June 13, Wm J. Wheeler for insurance on town farm buildings to June 19, 1891: $36.00

           July 2, One-quarter dozen chairs for the assessor’s office: $4.05

           Aug 4, Taxes of part of town farm located in Newry:  $6.

           Dec 14, Insane Hospital bill to Dec 1, 1888: $165.26

 

(Property insurance: Clough Property- $1,250.; toll house and barn $500; town farm buildings: $1,500.)

 

Appendix 1 – Town Report Warrant

 

WARRANT FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING FOR TOWN PURPOSES, MARCH 4th, 1889.

To T. H. chapman, a constable of the town of Bethel, in the County of Oxford, Greeting:

 

In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby requir­ed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the said town of Bethel, qualified by law to vote in town affairs, to meet at Ideal Hall in said town, on the fourth day of March next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to act on the following articles, to wit:

 

Art1    To choose a moderator to preside in said meet­ing-

 

Art. 2.    To choose a clerk for the ensuing year.

 

Art. 3.    To hear and act upon the reports of the several town officers.

 

Art  4.    To choose other necessary town officers.

 

Art. 5.    To see   if the town will grant and raise such sums   of money as   may be necessary to repair roads and bridges for the ensuing year; and whether it shall be assess­ed wholly in money or a part in ai labor tax.

 

Art. 6.    To choose surveyors or road commissioners.

 

Art. 7.    To see if the town will grant and raise   such sums of money as may be necessary for the maintenance and   support of schools and poor, and to defray all other town charges for the ensuing year.

 

Art. 8. To see what sums of money the town will vote to grant and raise toward paying the town debt and interest on outstanding notes.

 

Art. 9.. To see if the town will vote to open the road, as laid out by the County Commissioners last year, leading from Hanover ferry road to the county road near Richard Estes' house,-and raise a sum of money sufficient to build the same.

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to open the road, as laid out by the County Commissioners last year, leading from the road near Isaac Littlehale's house to the road lead­ing to J. D. Hastings', and raise a sum of money sufficient to build the same.

 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to accept the town way as laid out by the selectmen Jan. 5th, 1889, leading from the house of J. T. Kimball to a point on the county road near the house of Susanna Kimball, in Middle Inter­vale, so called, and raise money to pay the appraised dam­age.

 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to accept the town way as laid out by the selectmen Nov. 27th, 1888, leading from a point on Broad street, near the house of Cyrene S. Littlehale, to the westerly terminus of the street leading from Chapman street past the house of Mrs. Ellen M. Chandler, and raise money to pay the appraised damage, and build the same.

 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to provide a suit­able building for a town office and lock-up combined, or either separately, and raise and appropriate a sum of money sufficient for that purpose, and choose a committee for the same.

 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to authorize its treasurer to renew outstanding notes or hire money to pay the same.

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Town Report Continued

1889 Financial Standing

 

Liabilities*

$30,467.

Resources

$22,233.88

Indebtedness

$8,233.18

Selected resources:

 

Chair factory

$8,500.00

Taxes due from tax collector - 1888

5,222.94

Eber Clough property:

3,133.25

Town farm stock and tools

3,061.34

State school and mill tax due

1,120.04

Select Major Items

 

State tax

$2,037.08

County tax

    774.40

Schools

 2,000.00

Support of poor

1,000.00

Repair of roads and bridges

3,000.00

Mil rate (on the dollar)

.0145

DIRECTORY

1889 Summary

March to June

June to September

September to November

November—December

Town Reports

Town Reports, Names in News

School Rep & Gould Academy

Maps