T 11 E sb:vKN'iM^:KN'rii annual iiKroRT OF THE IIK(^KirTS AND EXPENDITURES OF THE rVVY OF CON^CORD, VUn I HE FISCAL VEAK ENDINCi ^EBPyUARY t , 1870, •nM.i riiKK wrni othku annual kepokts and i-ateks irKi<. rixt' TO THE xVFFAIRs of the city. * CONCORD : A. a. JONES. PKINTER, EXCHANGE BUILDING. 18 7 0. University of New Hampshire Library THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY CF cc:ncoed, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING Febrjjary 1, 1870, TOGETHER WITH OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. Sir i!ji r'^Mir,X\, ■:Sj:m L, ,iWy^ JC N C O R D : A. G. JONTSS, PRINTER, EXCHANGE BUILDING. 18 7 0. 3 3IVNICIPAL REGULATIONS. City Clerk's Office, > City of Concoud, Feb. 1, 1870, 5 To persons having Claims against the City : All persons furnishing materials or service for the City, or aid to City Paupers, should be particular to take the name of the person ordering such service, material or aid. and should knoio hatt the per- son is duly autoorized to contract said liability , The City will not be holden for merchandise sold or delivered on City Pauper account, except on the written order of the Overseer of the Poor, and for no longer time than until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Duplicate copies will be required of all bills payable by the City furnislied on County Paupai* account. All bills against the City must be approved by the person authoriz- ing the charge ; and unless this is done no action can be had upon the bill by the Committee on Accounts, and no order will be given for its paj'ment. When» bills are certified to as above, and left with the City Clerk before twelve o'clock of the day of meeting of the Committee on Ac- counts, they will be audited by them, and if approved, be ready for payment on the Wednesday following. Meetings of the Committee are held on the Thursday next preceding the last Saturday of eacli montn. at two o'clock, p. M.. which will oc- cur the present vear, Feb, 24th, March 24th. April 28th, May 26th, June 23d, July 28th, Aug, 2oth, Sept 22d, Oct. 27th, Nov. 24th, Dec. 29th, Jan. 26th, 1871, Feb. 23d. C. F. STEWAET, CU>j Clerk. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, FEBRUAIIY 1, 1870. In conformity with the requirements of an " Ordinance estab- lishing a system of accountability in the Expenditures of the City," the Joint Standing Committee on Finance herewith sub- mit to the City Council their Annual Report of the receipts and expenditures of the Finance Department of the City Govern- ment for the year ending with the thirty-first da}^ of January, 1870. •RECEIPTS. The receipts of the year, as shown by the Treasurer's books, have been derived from the following sources : Cash on hand, February 1, 1869 $17,8^3.30 Taxes of 1867 and interest 5,125.00 Taxes of 1868 and interest ,...17,550.00 Taxes of 1869 -. 120,000.00 School House tax, Dist. No. 2, 1868 275.00 Railroad tax, 1869 19,003.36 Savings Bank tax, 1869 4,460.37 Literary Fund, 1869 .• ; 495.60 United States, for bouaties, refunded 432.00 Merrimack County, Pauper Account 1,652.33 C. F. Stewart, on account of paupers 121.45 L. D. Stevens, on account of paupers 45.00 Cash borrowed 2,000.00 Sale of bonds 12,200 00 Interest 400.53 Sale of lots in new cemetery 419.87 License? to showmen 683.00 Rents of City property 221.99 Bank tax, 1867 and 1868 720.35 Sale of stone from City Farm 830.79 Sale of land and buildings 752.00 Sale of other property 235.11 Notes paid, (mortgages on land sold 1,245.00 B. C. & M. R. R., Insurance on Federal Bridge 51.33 L. D. Stevens, incidentals 25.00 C. F. Stewart, incidentals 89.47 L. D. Stevens, road scrapings 3.50 County of Merrimack, incidentals, 6.53 Northern R. R., (damages from defect in bridges,) 10.00 Charles Nutting 5C0.00 L. D. Stevens, Highway Districts 1.00 E. Jackman, Highway Districts - 12.03 L. D. Stevens, Roads and Bridges.. 14.25 W. T. Locke, Roads and Bridges 2.00 Sylvester Dana, Polictj Justice 677.12 Arthur Fletcher, Associate Police Justice... 294.07 $208,408.35 E X P ENDITURES. The expenditures of the year have been as follows : Paid- State tax $25,566.00 Coui^ty tax 10,991.68 Precinct tax 2,470.22 Abatement of taxes. 99.63 Non-resident Bank tax 672.36 Outstanding notes 15,641.00 City Bonds^ 6,300.00 Interest on City Debt 17,186.30 Interest on State House Loan 7,813.53 Interest on Precinct Bonds 3,870.37 City pauper bills 3,369.15 County pauper bills • 1,572.42 Roads' and Bridges 10,872.51 Superintendent of Repairs Highways and Bridges 7,255.82 Highway districts 3,064.13 Sewers and drains 13,232.32 For support of Schools 26,054.54 School-house taxes 7,790.02 City Library 500.00 Printing and stationery 1,329.26 Fire Department 9,563.42 Salaries 5,536.50 Committee services 938.03 Pr( (fessional services 152.76 Police and watch 2,738.19 Parson age f u nd 261.91 Incidental expenses 4,240.78 Dog tax .' 39.05 $189,131.90 Cash on hand 19,276.45 $208,408.35 Concord, February 1,'1870. We have examined the Treasurer's books, and those of the City Clerk, and find that all the payments therein recorded are duly authenticated by appropriate vouchers, and that the several items are correctly cast. L. D. STEVENS, ") D. F. SECOMB, I Committee on JOS. T. CLOUGH, f Finance. STILLMAN HUMPHREY, j EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1S70. tltate Tas:. Paid State Treasurer $25,566.00 County Tax. Paid County Treasurer $10,991.68 IVon-Kesident Bank Tax. taid Town of Epsom $158.15 Enfield 142.92 Lebanon 93.95 Loudon 55.26 Deerfield 38.46 Bow 37.42 Antrim 32.52 • Pembroke 27.62 Boscawen 26.93 Bradford *. 9.25 Webster 8.51 Chafles Stinson 23.40 E. Langmaid 17.97 — $672.36 Pauper Account. Appropriation, April, 1869. $3,000.00 Received of Merrimack County v 1,652.33 Received of individuals...^...,. 166.45 ■ $4,818.78 City Paupers. Paid as follows : N. H. Asylum for the Insane $1,567.99 State Kcform School 509.96 T. E. Clough, support of Mrs. Jere Smith 26.00 Frank F. Iloit, support of Ezra Iloit 27.75 Blake & Ferrin, groceries delivered paupers 12.00 Dr. C. C. Toplifl", visits and medicine 37.50 Dr. B. S. Warren, visits and medicine 35.00 Dr. A. A. Moulton, visits and medicine 99.50 Dr. A. P. Tenne}% visits and medicine 64.12 Mrs. G. ^y. Bobbins, house rent 15.00 City of Manchester, ass. rendered Mrs. Hayes, 32.34 Mark Sargent, support of M. Sargent 84.50 A. H, Morrill, house for Mrs. Garvey 18.00 C. K, Simpson, support of Hartford child 15.00 Sturtevant & AYhittredge, goods delivered pau- pers ., ..' 8.00 Gardner K. Knowles, support of son 39.00 J. A. Coburn, coffin for H. Austin, and at- tendance 8.00 Brown & Waldron, coffins and attendance 23.00 Joseph Brown & Co., coffins and attendance ...22.50 Mrs. J'. B. Watson, nursing Mrs. Piper 3.00 John Carter, support of Rebecca Carter.. 39.00 Peter Dudley & Co., house and buggy to City Farm 1.00 Underhill «& Kittredge, medicines 32.21 John Jarvis, moving Mrs. Greer and family 1.50 McNiel & Carter, groceries delivered L. Shedd.23.74 Geo. F. Whittredge, articles delivered Clifford family 81.00 Samuel Morrill, support of H. Morrill 70.29 James B. Towle, 12 cords wood, at $6 72.00 Charles Sanborn, 11 3-4 cords wood, at $6*.. ...70. 50 Geo. K. Goodrich, 12 1-4 oords wood, 50.00 J. F. Hoit & Co., groceries delivered paupers.. .2.00 Geo. K. Goodrich, drawing wood 5.50 T. F. Brown, Jr., groceries 12.00 Wm. Powell, support of Josephine Powell 27.00 Wm. Hart & Co., meat 3.00 Putnam & Hall, goods delivered Garvey & Wheeler 103.03 George F. Whittredge, 1868 50.09 Sturtevant & Whittredge, bill of 1868 15.00 Dr. A. P. Tenney, 1868 50.97 8 Tallant & Stevens, 1868 5.00 liowell & Clough, 1868 3.16 J. F. Hoit & Co., 1868 3.00 Paid- County Paupers. $3j369.1& N. II. Asylum for the insane $41.70 Northern Railroad 5.70 Concord Railroad 27.25 B. C. & M. Railroad 13.90 J. S. Dutton 19.50 Mary Driscoll , 7.00 Blake & Ferrin 18.00 John Putney 5.00 Dr. C. C. Topliff 55.05 Dr. B. S.Warren 3 00 Dr. A. A. Moulton 73.85 Dr. M. W. Russell 50.00 Dr. A. P. Tenney 24.68 Mrs. Martha M.'^Hill , 10 00 Josiah Hardy 96.02 Sturtevant & Whittredge 104.00 Mrs. Sarah E. Hamilton 4^.00 John A. Coburn 39.78 Mary Storiu 8 00 SeAvell Keyes 13.00 John Connell 180 Brown & Linehan 41.50 Bean Brothers 9.25 Thompson Tenney 7.00 John A. West 110.00 E. G. Kilburn & Co 32.00 John C. Linehan a 175 02 F. A. Fiske 40.99 J. F. Hoit & Co 26.29 Brown & Waldron ....24.00 Joseph Graham 7.00 Jane F. Sager 45.14 B. F. Holden 38.75 Nathaniel K Emery 11.70 Eastman & Currier 5.00 Mrs. E. Milligan 10.00 Joseph Brown & Co ■ 29-00 Underhill & Kittredcre 30.85 F r a nkl i n E V an s 84.50 T. F. Brown, Jr 20.93 Calvin Davis 21 00 O. V. & W. II. Pitman 4.56 McNiel & Carter 21.00 Putnam &.IIall 8.05 Mrs. ,1. B. Knovvlton ...4 50 F. A. Fisk, 18G8 : 39.53 Brown & AValdron, 1868 15.00 J. S. Button, 1868 7.75 Sturtevant & Wliittredge, 1868 10.00 A. B. Holt, 1868 10.00 Tallant & Stevens, 1868 5.00 A. P. Tenney, 1868 2.30 J. F. Iloit, 1868 9.58 $1,572.42 Paid on account of City Paupers $3,369.15 County Paupers 1,572.42 $4,941.57 Appropriations 4,8,18.78 Overdrawn $122:.79 Committee Services. Balance unexpended, 1868 $506.90 Appropriation, April, 18G9 800.00 Paid as follows : David Putnam, 1868 $45.95 Thompson Tenney 53.50 George W. Flanders 39.30 Horace A.Brown 50.85 Abraham G.Jones 113.20 Henry T. Chickering 53.40 Isaac Clement r45.75 William II. Bell ..«.. 21.00 Cyrus Runnels 33.40 Joseph T. Clough 28.80 Jona. P. Leavitt 21.00 Jacob N Flanders 32.00' John Thornton 15.00 Daniel Farnum 24.70 John Iloyt '.. 25.00: $1,306.90 10 Philip Flanders, Jr 19.80 Daniel F. Secomb 35.20 Lewis L. Mower 36.00 Nathan H. Haskell .' 40.00 Nathan W. Gove 26.40 Benjamin A.Hall, 16.80 Estate of J. S. Durgin, 1867 9.60 John Hoyt, 1869 51.38 Balance unexpended $368.87 Fire Department. Appropriation, April, 1869 $7,000.00 Special appropriation for iron pipe, etc 1,800.00 Special appropriation for coats 600.00 Special appropriation for reservoir at Fisher- ville 300.00 Special appropriation for purchase of horse... 300. 00 Transferred from Incidental account 250.00 Police and Watch 250.00 $938.03 Paid as follows : TV. H. Allison, pay rolls and miscellaneous bills $3,109.91 D. A. Dudley, teamster 150.00 Concord Gas Light Co., light at Stable and S. House 91.80 H. "W. Ranlet & Co., coal at Steamer House.. ..43. 31 Torrent Aqueduct Association, water for reservoirs 16.00 Amoskeag Mainifacturing Co., materials and repairs of Steamer 113.67 M. W. Paige, for hose 108.12 Samuel Eastman for hose.'. 1,800.00 E. W. Woodward, coats for Department 624.12 Estate of R. Bradley, hay bills, 1868-9 333.04 M. H. Bradley, hay bills 59.79 Concord Railroad, waste.... G.94 Freight of coal 3.80 F. H. Odiorne, coaf 20.00 Davis & Farniim, iron pipe 1,475.11 Concord Railroad, freight of pipe 84 84 Hutchins <Sf Co., cement..... 51.00 William Badger, labor on water pipe 123.75 William P. Silver, stonework 10.00 Ira F. Morse, labor on pipe ,....7.00 $10,500.00 11 J. J. Wyman, neats foot oil 5.25 A. & G. A. Foster, horses at fires 15.00 Mead, Mason & Co., labor and rent 27.60 George B. Pecker, wood, lights and care of Engine No. 2 5.00 George L. Miller, packing Engine No. 6 5.00 A. H. Morrill, wood furnished Company No. 8 4.86 R. Button, work on pump at Stable 1.75 C. C. Webster, sperm oil • 3.00 David Hammond, carrots 7.75 Peter Egan, services in Company No. 6 6.40 C C. Webster, oil and sundries 5.76 G. E. Fitch, shoeing horses and sundries 11.00 J. E. McShean, shoeing horses and other blacksmithing 15.34 J. C. Duncklee, rentof land on Warren St 60.00 F. J. Batckelder, fence and painting 9.00 John Abbott & Co., wood 4.50 S. W. Shattuck, bedstead and comforter 4.25 J. C. Duncklee, rent of land on Warren Street.". 54.00 George Partridge, labor and materials on Engine House 13.28 A. B. Holt, on account iron pipe t. 500.00 Warde, Humphre}^ & Co., nails- 1.86 Geoi^e B. Pecker, ladders and sundries for Engine No. 2 16.75 Amos Frye, Jr., wood 8.00 Frank Adams, labor on Engine House 5.50 Gust Walker, sundries for Steamers 11.36 A. H, Wiggin, work on Steamers and ex- penses 12.15 A. B. Holt, labor and expenses. 26.00 S. G. Lang, labor on pump valve and springs.. 10.00 J. C. Mills, 1000 feet chestnut plank 18.00 J. C. Cochran, blacksmith work 25.05 Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, hardware 15.46 Samuel Spolford, 1 1-2 cords pine wood 2.25 J. E. McShane, repairing whiffletree 1.00 E. A. Moulton, work and materials on En- gine House No. 2 48.93 J, E. McShane, work on hose carriage and blacksmithing 74.75 John K. Lang, sawing wood at Engine House 3.00 Duncklee & Tilton, labor on steamers and hose carriage 19.91 12 David Fowler, straw 8.96 Pioneer Engine Company, axes, lanterns and book 14.25 Webster, Bixby & Co., oil and sundries 13.53 Kobert Crowtlier, oil and sundries Engine Company No. 8 5.35 William Badger, burner, tapers and shade 1.43 True Osgood, 1330 pounds straw 17. 7r Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, hardware 3.24 J. E. Lawrence, repairs of harnesses 40.87 A. B. Holt, cash paid Dudley for horses at fires 10.00 Samuel Johnson, services at' Stable 8.00 D. S. Webster, Fire Police, 1867 ...4.40 H. T. Chickering, Fire Department, 1867 80 J. W. Prescott. Fire Police, 1867 8.00 Duncklee & Tilton, 1868 28.27 C. C. Webster, 1868 10.77 Torrent Aqueduct Association, 1868 8.00 J. C. Cochran, 18.68 10.90 Warde, Humphrey & Co., 1868 14.71 Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, 1868 40.48 Belt & Leather Stuffing Company, 1868 16.30 Daniel Kenney & Company, 1868 6.00 Reuben Lake, 1868 i 50- Balance unexpended $936.58 Incidental Expenses^. Balance unex-pended, 1868 $2,748.4!7 Appropriation, April, 1869 3,500.00 For repairs of Ward House, Ward 2 65.00 $6,313.47 Transferred to other Departments 2,950.00 Paid as follows ; S. C. Eastman, postage and expenses $6.73 Stephen Clark, injuries at Railroad crossing 25.00 E. C. Eastman & Co., school books 33 78 Selectmen Ward 1, use of hall 10.00 Sylvester SteAcns, injury to buggy in bridge 6.00 C. F. Stewart, cash paid for sundries 5.75 R. C. Osgood, insurance on City Library 25.00 ),563.42 5,363.47 13 Juo. B. Curtis, school books 90 A. J. Prescott, insurance 28.00 A. J. Prescott, insurance on Cityllall build- ing .,50.00 Dr. A. P. Tenney, returns of births and deaths .' 6.25 S. & S. C. Ea*tman, insurance on Library, Engine House, etc 53.00 Dr. S. L. F. Simpson, returns of births and deaths 6.00 J. G. Hall, 1868 28.32 "VVm. H. Fowler, damages to sleigh 10.00 John M. Jones, damages on sidewalk 20.00 A. J. Prescott, insurance on City Hall build- ing 50.00 L. D. Stevens, referees in Nutting case 108.70 C. H. Carpenter, damage to horse on high- way 185.14 Concord Post Office, postage 10.00 L. D. Stevens, on account of hedges 50.00 J. W. Manning, plants for hedges 209.60 John Hoyt, work on hedge andjcash paid 304.89 Wm. A.Bean, ballot box. Ward 2 1.00 L. D. Stevens, expense of Committee to examine sewers 51.85 Dr. W. W. Russell, returns of births and deaths 4.75 R. P. Sanborn, services at City Hall and materials 35.60 Concord Railroad, freight of hedge plants 9.47 S. & S. C. Eastman, insurance on City Hall buUding 50.00 Drs. Gage & Conn, returns of births and deaths 10 50 Heirs of Joseph Low, rent of land ' 9.00 Concord Gas Light Co., gas at City Hall 38.16 Charles C. Lund, services compiling Regis- ter , ,150.00 C. F. Stewart, recording births, mar^-iages and deaths 15.48 R. P. Sanborn, services at City Hall and cash paid 31.23 R. K. Abbott, trimming trees 2.00 L. D. Stevens, for land damage, Academy Street 120.00 E. C. Eastman, for book 8.00 A. G. Batchelder, damages on Shaker road 15.00 1-4 Smith & Walker, plating harness 6.50 Concord Brigade Band, services decoration day ; 32-00 David L. Gage, injury to horse on highway 10.00 Selectmen Ward 1 , use of Hall at March election 10.00 Charles H. Norton, horsehire 25.00 John I. Eastman, powder and services at reception of President 32.75 George W. Chesle}^, damages from defec- tive highway 12.00 Concord Brigade Band, reception of the President 42.00 Webster, Smith & Co., insurance on City Hall 50.00 B. F. Welds, coal at City Hall.; 3.60 W. H. H. Davis, cancelling stamp 10.00 Mead, Mason & Co., sundries 1.25 R. P. Sanborn, services at City Hall 18.60 C. F. Stewart, copying inventory. 20.00 A. S. Marshall, land damage Marshall St 5.00 Sawj'er Blanchard, land damage Beacon Street 100.00 Calvin Howe, land damage Perley Street 791.33 L. D. Stevens, expenses to Portland and back 3.15 Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, line and twine 1.50 Jacob E. Hutchins, damage from defect of bridge 10.00 George F. Whittredge, rent of Hall and lighting 27.00 William Badger, lantern at City Hall 43.85 Charles H. Norton, horse hire 25.00 Nathaniel White, rent of Angelos Hall, Ward 5 5.00 H. T. Chickering, horsehire and services at ledge 5.74 •Hon. J. E. Sargent, services as referee TO 00 Bradbury Gill, house rent and costs 461.36 D. E. & A. W. Smith, insurance on Federal Bridge 77.00 Cyrus F. Caswell, labor on hedge 8 00 Daniel Flagg, damage from mob 1861 50.00 J. E. Thompson, damage to hack 2.00 Rollins & Taylor, use of Hall, Ward 1 5.00 Thompson Tenney, repairs of hearse-house at Millville .' 90 05 15 II. W. Ranlet & Co., coal at City Hall 52.00 Concord Gas Light Co'., gas at City Hall ;35.64 J. L. Pickering, services and cash paid out 44.43 C. C. Lund, survey of ledges and leases 17.50 L. D. Stevens, incidental expenses of city 100.00 S. & S. C. Eastman, insurance 14.00 P. Dudley & Co., horsehire 2.75 Webster, Smith & Co., insurance 12.50 John Fitzpatrick, sawing wood at City Hall 2.00 C. F. Stewart, cash paid for sundries 5.76 L. D. Stevens, insurance on shop 1.00 A. & G. A. Foster, horsehire 4.00 John Connell, expenses to Fayville, Mass 9.72 J. Y. Mugridge, horse and buggy to West Concord 1.25 Gust Walker, nails for ward house, Ward 2 3.58 L. D. Stevens, cash paid out 18.50 E. C. Eastman, blanks and school book 18.25 R. P. Sanborn, services at Court House and cash paid 43.08 J. T. Clough & Son, shingles for Ward house 34.94 Calvin Howe, expense in staying building of Perley Street 9.00 L. D. Stevens, postage on official correspon- dence .....3.15 Ira F. Morse, 1868 : 18.25 Warde, Humphrey & Co 8.70 Overdrawn, $877.31 Roads and JSrldg:e§. Balance unexpended, 1868 $40.18 Appropriation, April, 1869 7,500.00 Additional appropriation, January, 1870. ...^,500. 00 Paid as follows : Joseph S.. Kimball, work on highway 8.87 Faruum & Martin, lumber for bridges 129.81 Frank Smart, teamster 50.00 George Frazier, teamster 450.00 M. H. Bean, work on highway and lighting bridge \ 44.47 Welcome & Co., repairs on sled 10.50 Rufus Virgin, watering trough 3.00 John Ilam'ahau, lighting Federal Bridge 52.00 $4,240.78 .1,040.18 16 J. B. Weeks, labor on Lower Bridge 27.50 D. Woods & Co., repairing LoM'er Bridge and materials 458.09 W. K. Holt, bridge plank and timber 200.00 D. Wood, building outlet bridge, balance, 270.45 W. Hill, work on highway 10.95 J. S. Kimball, repairs of highwaj's 22.75 G. W. Chesley, repairs of highways 23.00 Zebulon Smith, watering trough 3.00 Daniel Flagg, watering trough 3.(0 11. K. Abbott, repairs of highways 29.68 A. B. Holt, grading on Merrimack St 100.00 Jeremiah Brown, pa}' roll 69.35 A. S. Smith, breaking roads 6.00 A. B. Holt, gravel lot on Whale's Back 850.00 J. & J. T. Batchelder, repairs of highway .......9.16 D. W. C. Strow, scraper and work on high- way 34 81 F. J. Emerson, work on highway 28.00 Simeon Famum, breaking roads, etc 28.00 W. K. Holt, 2 1-2 inch plank 331.28 J. B. AVeeks, pay roll on highway 174.12 G. H. Diraond, pay roll on highwa}^ 23.09 J. E. Rand and others, curbstone on Spring Street 32.39 Concord Gas Light Co., coal cinders 12 00 J. B. Weeks, use of horse on Lower Bridge 6.00 A. L. Knowiton, surveying streets 77.00 Farnum & Martin, 5,191 feet hemlock plank 88.24 A. B. Holt, grading Merrimack Street 79.75 Elijah Locke, gravel lot 50.00 C. Quimb}', Jr., lighting Lower Bridge 52.00 E. Dimond, breaking roads 5.25 W. Carr, guideboards 4 .00 L. II. Carroll, lamp chimneys and repairing lamps 12.30 J. S. Kimball, work»on iiighways 10.37 11. P. Sanborn, lighting Free Bridge 52.00 Joseph T. Clough, rebuilding bridge in Dis- trict No. 33 85.00 Farnum & Martin, bridge plank 2^6,71 T. W. Abbott, pay roll on highway 92.36 J. B. Weeks, pay roll on highway. 57.50 B. F. Duncklee, doctoring horse 5.00 Amos Frye, Jr., 1264 feet chestnut plank 22.75 Gilman H. Dimond, pay roll 103.18 J. C. Cochran, setting cart tire, etc 12.25 Welcome & Batchelder, repairing sleds, carts, etc 7.30 (reorge N. Smart, labor and materials 11.00 Torrent AqueTdnct Association, water for troughs ". ^ 15.00 Abial Smart, 5 days on highway with team 25.00 R. B. lloyt, hauling plank and labor on highway 70.93 John II. Durgin, work on Sewall's Falls Bridge 6.73 W.'P. Ford & Co., plough 17.00 J. B. Weeks, pay roll to September 30 141.74 J. Kounst'ell, painting guideboards 5.75 A. L. Knowlton, survejnng streets 104.25 A. H. Saltmarsh, concrete walks 29.83 Thompson Rowell, concrete walks 79.50 Tallant & Stevens, kerosene oil 2.75 William H. Brown, widening water course 250.00 J. M. Stewart, labor on Sewall's Falls Bridge 58.75 M. T. Ladd, plank 1G8.15 John Abbott & Co., plank 48.81 A. L. Knowlton, surveying streets, etc.. 113.50 H. E. Perkins, gravel 20.00 J. D. Teel, labor on highway 6.75 J. B". Weeks, extension of Fcrley Street 170.22 Levi Call, work on watering troughs 10.05 Charles C. Lund, surve3'ing 23.50 L. D. Stevens, repairs of* liighways and bridges 60.00 Hazen Knowlton, watering trough 3.00 31. H. Bean, sundries, Dis'trict No. 12 133.14 W. T. Locke, v/atering trough, 2 years 6.00 Harrison Partridge, pay roll 1 20. 1 6 O. y. & W. H. Pitman^ oil for bridge 10.15 Concord Drain Pipe Co., for pipe 109.2.5 Hazen Knowlton, watering trough 3.00 Wardo, Humphrey & Dodge, hardware 54.11 Tallant & Stevens, 1868 20.53 C. C. Webster, 1868 • 44.16 David Hammond, 1868 11.38 C. & J. C. Gage, 1868 71.96 Eastman & Currier, 1868 : 41.10 Warde, Humphrey & Co., 1868 25.60 J. C. Cochran, 1868 16.60 P. Dudley & Co., 1868 11.50 Torrent Aqueduct Association, 1868 15.00 18 A. B. Holt, 1868 90.35 W. K. Holt, 1868 24.40 J. H. Durgin, 1868 2.75 Warde, Humphrey & Co., 1868 4:78 Tallant & Stevens, 1867 7.85 Paid for repairs of damage to roads and bridges by the freshet of October, 1869, labor and materials : William C Greenough, hauling timber and labor 71.95 William T. Locke, pay roll, work on bridge over Soucook 217.85 Washington Hill, work on highway 8.63 J. P. Leavitt, work on bridge over Soucook 75.00 A. L. & W. G. Brown, 6000 feet hemlock plank 85.20 B. C. & M. Railroad, freight of plank ....." 22.80 J. B. Weeks, pay roll to October 20 224.75 Benjamin Farnum, work on highway 16.00 J. M. Stewart, repairs of highway 21.42 Josiah Hardy, work on highway 10.65 T. W. Abbott, work and materials 176.54 William S. Curtice, pay roll 102.75 G. H. Dimond, work and materials 346.25 H. T. Chickering, labor on street 4.00 Timothy Carter, pay roll 84.00 Jere Mills, pay roll 51.00 F. J. Emerson, pay roll to Nov. 2, 1869 25.88 Cyrus Runnels, pay roll, Oct. 30 75.00 William H. Brown, repairing highways, Dis- trict No. 10 200.00 James Frye, paj' roll 148.60 William H. Brown, repairing of highways 250.00 Harrison Partridge, repairing of highways 53.24 R. K.-Abbott, DiWict No. 18, repairs. .". 133.42 Jona. P. Leavitt, District No. 8, repairs 26.50 E. P. Farnum, building culvert 225.00 W. D. Colby, damage to bridge 20.00 S3dvester Davis, work at Soucook Bridge 5.00 Isaac N. Abbott, pay roll 104.20 Tennant & Osgood, timber for bridge 176.20 Albert Stevens, pay roll 281.10 Charles Graham, pay roll, Dist. No. 3 146.54 W. T. Locke, pay roll 75.25 Concord Gas Light Co., coal ashes 7.17 $6,836.21 19 J. B. Ellis, gravel 10.00 B. L. Larkin, payroll 18.00 L. D. Brown, labor on highway 25.00 M. H. Bean, labor Dist. No. 12 75.74 J. M. Jones, drawing bridge timber 4.00 W. T. Locke, pay roll 19.75 J. Richardson & Son, lumber for bridge 98.25 E. Jackman, pay roll 262.92 Albert Stevens, pay roll, January freshet 50.75 Balance unexpended $167.67 $4,036.30 $10,872.51 jiev^ers and Drains. Balance unexpended, 1868 $786.12 Appropriation, April, 1869 10,000.00 Special appropriation, October, 1869 ......2,000.00 Special appropriation for sewers through Downing Street -...250.00 Paid as follows : Timothy C. Rolfe, drain at Fisherville $12.14 C. W. Harvey, plank used in sewer 11.55 J. S. Button, board of surveyors of sewers, 1868 2.50 A. B. Holt, balance of bill^ 1808 5.75 L. D. Stevens, sewers on Main and "Warren streets 13,200.38 Overdrawn $196.20, which will be covered by cash paid for entering sewers by abuttors. :3,036.12 $13,232.32 Police and ^^atcb. Balance unexpended, 1868 $37.72 Appropriation, April, 1869 3,500.00 $3,537.72 Transferred to other departments 250.00 $3,287.72 20 Paid as follows : John Connell, Assistant Marshal and watch.. $700. 80 J. E. Rand, night-watch 700.80 Josiah Cooper, night-watch 138.24 Charles H. Jones, night-watch 562.56 Jones & Johnson, rent of Police Station 200.00 .John A. Cobnrn, police services at Fisher- ville ♦ 74.47 Concord Gas Light Co., gas at Station and Lobby 86.40 Eobert Crowther, police services at Fislier- ville 48.70 H. W. Ranlet & Co., coal for station 37.98 Hall B. Rand, police services 13.00 John Foss, police service " 13.00 J. W. Hatch, police service 16.00 C. C. Bean, police services at Fisherville.... 51.75 Henry C. Davis, night-watch 2.00 Edwin A. Miller, police services 2 00 John IL Kellom, police at West Concord 4.00 ^¥. T. Locke, police services 6.00 Simeon Partridge, police services at West Concord 3.50 L. II. Carroll, snndries for Marshal's olfice. 26.00 J. L. Pickering, cash paid for horsehire 10.75 B. F. Ilolden, cash paid at West Concord 9.00 Connell, Rand & Jones, horsehire 7.54 John Connell, railroad fare to Bristol and expenses — 9.70 Charles W. Davis, 1868 12.00 Moody S. Farnum, 1868 2.00 Balance unexpended .' $549.53 Balance unexpended, 1868 $147.88 Appropriation, April, 1869 2,000.00 Paid as follows : Concord Gas Light Company $1,935.46 R. P. Sanborn, lighting lamps 510.56 William Badger 24.20 Overdrawn $322.34 $2,738.19 $2,147.88 5,470.22 21 Pi*ofesslou»l §eii'Tic«8. Balance unexpended, 18G8 $5G2.54 Appropriation, April, 1869 500.00 $1,062.54 Paid as follows : Minot & Mugridgc 846.00 John Y. Mugridge 50.00 Charles C. Lund 47.75 J. L. Pickering ....9.01 $152.76 Balance unexpended $909.78 Pi'iiiting' and Stationery. Balance unexpended, 1868 ; $682.69 Appropriation, April, 1869 800.00 — $1,482.69 Paid as follows : g McFarland & Jenks, 500 copies Municipal Register $480.50 A. G. Jones, Reports, Check-Lists and Bill Heads 300.00 Morrill & Silsby, blanks, books and bind- ing 211.02 Independent Press Association, School Re- ports, Advertising and Check-List.... 128. 80 "William Butterfield, advertising 33.25 E. C. Eastman, stationery 44.64 B, W. Sanborn, 8 Town Officers 18.90 McFarland & Jenks, 1865, printing and stationery 113.05 • — $1,329.29 Balance unexpended $153.43 Pviblic liifprary. Appropriation, April, 1869 $500. 0(^ Paid F. S. Crawford, Librarian....... ...,$500.0(7 22 Sclftool £:3ci>en§ei$. Remaining undrawn, Feb. 1, 1869 $5,380.65 Appl-o|3riation, April, 1869 ...12,000.00 Appropriation by Union School District 8,178.00 Literary Fund..!^ 495.60 Interest of Walker fund 60.00 — $26,014.25 Paid as follows : A. Saltmarsh, District Ko. 5, balance 1868 $67.55 P. B. Cogswell, Union School District, bal- ance 1868.. 4,800.00 William Frost, District No. 12, balance 1868 139.55 M. H. Bean, District No. 20, balance 1868.... 373. 55 M. Richardson, Union School District No. 18, Hopkinton, 1869 21.26 George A. Hoit, District No. 1, 1869 156.52 George B. Elliott, District No. 2, 1869 108.52 John V. Aldrich, District No. 3, 1869 691.52 Henry E. J)ow, District No. 4, 1869 98.52 Samuel K. Blanchard, District No. 5, 1869.. ...97.52 John Ballard, District No. 6, 1869 77.52 Xsaac N. Abbott, District No. 7, 1869 30.00 Daniel Wyman, District No. 7, 1869 99.52 Alphonzo Dow, District No. 8, 1869 , 132.52 P. B. Cogswell, Union School District Nos. 9, 10 and 11 17,067.72 William Frost, No. 12 212.52 Albert Stevens, No. 13 45.00 \ JohnL. Tallant, No. 13 78.52 f Joua. M. Varney, No. 14 97.52 Thomas D. Potter, No. 15 72.52 William Thompson, No. 16 84.52 Thomas C. Capen, No. 18 192.52 A. H. C. Knowles, No. 19 217.52 Charles G. Morse, No. 20 838.52 David A. Morrill, No. 21 26.12 > JohnL. Tallant, No. 21 71.40 | William C. Greenough, No. 22 123.26 Robert Hall, No. 23 71.26 Albert Crowell> No. 24... u»... ....>. ^ , 61.55 ■■' ■— - $26,064.54 23 l^cliool House Taxes, ISOO* Assessed by vote of Union School District $6,000.00 Assessed by vote of District No. 1 500.00 Assessed by vote of District No. 3 430.21 Assessed by vote of District No. 20 150.00 Assessed by vote of District No. 22 400.00 Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1869 434.81 Paid as follows : Jona. P. Leavitt, part of balance District No. 22, 1868 $200.00 Ira P. Kerapton, part of balance District No. 22, 1868 , 75.00 M. H. Bean, balance District No. 20, 1868 34.81 Jeremiah S. Noyes, Union School District, 1869 6,000.00 C\Tus Runnels, District No. 1, 1869 500.00 Daniel Holden, District No. 3, 1869 430.21 Charles G. Morse, District No. 20, 1869 150.00 Ira P. Kempton, District No. 22, 1869 400.00 Balance undrawn $125.00 Ps&fi'sonag'e Fund. Whole amount appropriated $280.00 Undrawn last year 29.98 Paid the several societies as follows : Pleasant Street Baptist Society- , 1868 and 1869 $20.16 Unitarian Society, 1868 and 1869 42.12 Methodist Episcopal Society, 1869 18.07 South Congregational Society, 1869 33.09 AYest Concord Congregational Society, 1869. ...16.07 South Freewill Baptist Society, 1869 9.06 First Baptist Society, 1869 80.06 North Congregational Society, 1869 42.09 Universalist Society, 1869 26.00 Fisherville Baptist Society, 1869 16.06 Fisherville Methodist Society, 1869 2.06 Fisherville Congregational Society, 1869 7.07 Remaining Undrawn kh $48)07 $7,915.02 $7,790.03 $309.98 $261.01 24 Balance linexpended, 1868 8536.23 Appropriation 4,000.00 Transferred from other Departments. o .1,500.00 Paid as follows : L. D. Stevens, Maj^or and Superintendent of Streets $800.00 C. F. Stewart, City Clerk and Overseer of Poor 712.50 S. C. Eastman, City Treasurer 250.00 \Y. H. Allison, Collector of Taxes, 1868 and 1809 1,200.00 J. Y. Mugridge, City Solicitor 40.00 Harbison Partridge, Superijitendent of Citv Farm, 1868 ".....473.34 Board of Education 225.00 E. T. Rowell, Superintendent School Com- mittee 5G.66 L. T. Flint, Superintendent School Com- mittee 56.67 John B. Curtis, Superintendent School Com- mittee 28.33 A. Hadley, Clerk Common Council.. 50.00 J. L. Pickering, City Marshal 200.00 S. Dana, Police Justice 400.00 A. Fletcher, Associate Police Justice 24.00 John D. Fife, Assessor, Ward 1 100.00 Albert Stevens, Assessor, Ward 2 72.00 John V. Aldrich, Assessor, Wftrd 3 110.00 Enoch Gerrish, Assessor, Ward 4 163.00 Curtis AVhite, As.sessor, Ward 5 90.00 Hazen Pickering, Assessor, Ward 6 157.50 William S. Curtis, Assessor, Ward 7 82.50 William H. Proctor, Assessor, Ward 7 50.00 Isaac Clement, Overseer of Poor, Ward 7 25.00 Abial Rolfe, School Committee at Fisher- ville, District 20 27.00 Chandler Eastman, School Committee at West Concord, District 3 18.00 William H. Allen, Clerk Ward 1 5.00 William A. Bean, Clerk Ward 2 5.00 Alfred A. Harden, Clerk Ward *3 5.00 John C. Thorn, Clerk Ward 4 5.00 Daniel F. Secomb, Clerk Ward 5 5.00 Joseph W. Prescott, Clerk Ward 6,.. 5.00 5,036.23 25 George F. TVhittredgo, Clerk Ward 7 5.00 Frank A. Abbott, Selectman Ward 1 5.00 John Carter, Selectman Ward 1 5.00 Moses Fj. Long, Selectman Ward 1 5.00 A. M. Cogswell, Selectman Ward 2 5.00 Caleb D. Marston, Selectman Ward 2 5.00 A. S. Farmim, Selectman AVard 3 5.00 N. C. Bond, Selectman Ward 3 5.00 C. K. Fisk, Selectman Ward 3 5.00 E. M. Ordway, Selectman Ward 4 5.00 Jacob W. Watson, Selectman Ward 4 5.00 John Foss, Selectman Ward 4 5.00 George H. Sturtevant, Selectman Ward 5 ;5.00 Joel C. Dauforth, Selectman Ward 5 5.00 George W. Estabrook, Selectman Ward 5 5.00 H. N! Farley, Selectman Ward 6 5.00 L. H. Carroll, Selectman Ward 6 5.00 Joseph Haseltine, Selectman Ward 7 5.00 John J. Mills, Selectman AYard 7 5.00 Isaac P. Baker, Selectman AYard 7 5.00 AA^illiam Frost, Selectman AVard 2, 1868 5.00 Balance unexpended $499.73 Uo§r Tax. Amount assessed, 1868 ....$223.00 Amount assessed, 1869 : 328.00 Paid for damages to sheej) as follows : D. A. Morrill $8.50 Charles Merrill 5.00 Charles H. Merrill 7.00 John AV. Carter -....5.00 Crosby Knox 13.53 Balance ■ unexpended $511.97, which sum, after deducting all abatements that may be made by the Assessors and all further claims that • may be paid for damages to sheep, will after the second Tuesday of March, 1870, be equally divided among the several School Districts in ^ the city, to be used by them for the same purposes for which the school money of such Districts may lawfully be ' expended. $5,536.50 $551.00 $39.03 26 Bills in the several departments have been allowed and the orders drawn, but not presented for payment, as follows : County pauper account $46.95 City pauper account 16.95 Fire department account 271.85 Incidental account 208.39 Roads and bridges 539.70 Police and watch 2.00 Gas precinct 11.04 Parsonage fund 49.23 Salaries 34.00 Dos: tax 5.00 Appropriationiis ISGO. For— Support of paupers $3,000.00 Committee services 800.00 Fire department 7,000.00 Laying pipe to connect reservoirs on School and Main streets 1,800.00 Purchase of coats for Fire Department 600.00 Construction of reservoir at Fisherville.. 300.00 Purchase of horse 300.00 Incidental expenses and land damages 3,500.00 Improvements in Old Cemetery 150.00 Repairs of Ward House in Ward 2 65.00 Roads and bridges 7,500.00 Roads and bridges, (additional) 8,500.00 Police and watch 3,500.00 Professional services 500.00 Printing and stationery 800.00 City Library 500.00 Repairs of highways 9,000.00 Purchase of gravel lot 850.00 Salaries 4,000.00 Interest of city debt 28,500.00 Payment of floating debt 10,000.00 Payment of city bonds 3,000.00 Sewers and drains 10,000.00 Sewers and drains, (additional) 2,000.00 Sewers through Downing Street .'..250.00 Support of Schools 12,000.00 $1,185.11 .11,415. 27 Cas precinct appropriations : Interest on precinct bonds $4,200.00 Lighting streets 2,000.00 S6,2C0.00 Appropriations bj" School Districts : Union School District, (additional) for support of schools $8,178.00 Payment of school-house debt.. 6,000.00 Building school-house, District No. 1 500.00 Payment of school-house debt. District No. S 430.21 Payment of school-house debt, District No. 22 400.00 Eepairs of school-house, DistHct No. 20 150.00 — $15,658.21 Aggregate of appropriations, $133,273.^1 City ]>€l»t. The loans constituting the funded debt of the City, were authorized for the following purposes : Ordinan'ce passed December 2, 1S5^. S'ot the payment of debts heretofore contracted by the town and city of Concord, $31,000 ; and for defraying the expense of the erection, finishing and furnishing of the city's part of the City Hall building, $15,000. Whole amount of this loa^n $46,000, of which tkere has been paid $25,000, leaving outstanding.. $2 1,000.00 Ordmance passed August 25^ 1855. ^or defraying the expense of the erection, finishing and furnishing of the city's part of the City Hall building 10,000>00 Ordinance passed August 25^ 1855. Pot the pfirchase of a strip of land adjoining the Oit^ Hall lot, to impi^ve the shape of lot... ISOO.OO 28 Ordinance passed August 25 j 1855: For the fitting up of a room suitable for a City- Library, and the purchase of books, maps and periodicals for the same 1,500.00 Ordinance passed April 2J^, 1858. For the payment of the floating debt of the City, ex- isting April 24, 1858 10,500.00 Ordinance passed April 24-, 1858. For rebuilding Concord Bridge 8,500.00 Ordinance passed January 31, 1863. For the payment of such outstanding claims against the City as the Mayor shall deem proper, (war debt) 18,000.0a Oi'dinance passed February 27, 186 Jf. For the payment of such outstanding claims against the City as the Mayor may deem proper, (war debt) ." 50,000.00 Ordinance passed September 3, 186Jf. For the payment of such outstanding claims and cur- rent expenditures as the Mayor may deem proper, (war debt) 90.000.00 Ordinance passed I^cbruary 4i 1865. For the payment of the expense of repairing and re- building the State House lOO.OOO.OO Ordinance passed February 20, 1868. For the redemption of bonds issued May I, 1865, for the payment of the floating debt of the City and such extraordinary expenses as the Mayor and Aldermen may from time to time diiect, (war debt) .' 50.000,0^ But $34,000 of these bonds have been sold, ' 29 Precinet Uonds. For I5a3'ment of expense of rei)fiiring and rebuilding State House, (authorized by Acts of Leg- islature, passed Jul}- 16, and August 19, 1864 — antl Jijiproved by the voters of the precinct at a meeting held August 5, 1864)... 50,000. 00 Siiiuniary. Loan for payment of town and city debts, and for building and finishing City Hall, (balance outstanding) .' $21,000.00 Building and finishing City PLall 10,000.00 Purchase of laud 500.00 Fitting up Library 1,500.00 Payment of floating debt 10,500.00 Rebuilding Concord Bridge ,. 8,500.00 Payment of Avar debts '.....192.000,00 Repairs of State House, (city) 100,000.00 Repairs of State House, (precinct) 50,000.00 $394,000.00 FMradedl IPetet, s»«iya1>le as follows : Amount. Per cent. Annually. . When due. 3,000 6 " Jan. 1, 1871 3,000 6 " Jan. 1, 1872 o;0'bO 6 semi-annually April 1, 1872 3,000 6 annually Jan. 1, 1873 6,000 5 "..•. Jan. 1, 1873 3, GOO 6 '^ Jan. 1, 1874 7,000 6 semi-annually April 1, 18^74 8,000 6 annually Jan. 1, 1875 3,000 6 semi-annually April 1, 1875 8,000 6 annually Jan. 1, 1876 3,000 6 semi-annu:ally April 1, 1876 8,000 6 annually Jan. 1, 1877 3,000 6 semi-anmuilly April 1, 1877 8,000 .....'.6 annually Jan. 1, 1878 6,000 5 " Jan. 1, 1878 3,000 6 " : Jan. 1, 1879 4,000 6 semi-annually April 1, 1879 30 Amount. Per cent. Annuallj-. Wl 8,000 6 annually Jan. 3,000 6 semi-annually April 8,000 6 annually Jan. 3,000 6 semi-annually April 7,000 6 annually Jan. 4,000 6 semi-annually April 7,000 6 annually Jan. 6,000 5 " Jan. 2,000 6 " Jan. 7,000 6 semi-annually April 7,000 6 annually Jan. 5,000 6 semi-annually April 7,000 6 annually Jan. 5,000 6 semi-annually April 2,000 6 annually Jan. 10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 2,000 6 annually Jan. 10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 2,000 6 annually Jan. 10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 2,000 6 annually Jan. 10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 1,000 .' 6 annually Jan. 10,000 6 semi-annually 10,000 6 10,000 6 10,000 6 10,000 6 " Oct. .Oct. Oct. Oct. .Oct. ^$260,000 en due. , 1880 , 1880 , 1881 , 1881 , 1882 , 1882 , 1883 , 1883 , 1884 , 1884 , 1885 , 1885 , 1886 , 1886 , 1887 , 1887 , 1888 , 1888 , 1889 , 1889 , 1890 , 18&0 , 1891 , 1891 , 1892 , 1893 , 1894 , 1895 litate House JBonds. t$ 100, 000 6 per cent, in gold, semi-annually, payable May 1, 1885. Precinct Bond®. J $50,000 6 per cent, in gold, semi-annuajly, payable Dec. 1, 1885. * $16,000 of these bonds remain in the Treasurer's office, unsold* which leaves the aihountof bonds outstanding $244,000. t Payable at the option of the City after May 1, 1870. t Payable at the option of the City after Dec. 1, 1S70. 31 Flontliig* Stclbt. Notes due sundry persons $21,106.00 Interest due on the same Feb. 1 1,599.44 $22,705.44 Accoiiiiti» and Claiius Outstanding-. Outstanding orders $1,185.11 Due for Salaries and Committee Services 2,500.00 "Various other claims, (estimated) 3,000.00 Sundry towns, (Bank tax).... 211.41 5,896.52 Available Assets of tine City, Feb. 1, 18?'0. Cash in the Treasury $19,276.45 Due for taxes, (lists of 1866 and 1867) 3,236.02 Due for taxes, (list of 1869) ,..25,022.07 Due from Merrimack County *. 1,455.00 Notes against sundry persons 1,974.73 Cash invested in liquor agency 526.99 Due from Roberts & Crowley, for stone 62.14 Due for n.se of City Hall 10.00 Due from Surve3'ors of Highways 34.84 $51,598.24 Summary. Accounts and claims outstanding $6,896.52 Floating debt and interest 22,705.44 Funded debt and interest 399,500.00 $429,101.96 Deduct available assets 51,598.24 Indebtedness above assets $377,503.72 82 Summary, February 1, 1869. Accounts and claims outstanding $11,336.09 Floating debt and interest 35,847.00 Funded debt and interest '.394,100.00 $441,283.09 Deduct available assets 53,142.45 Indebtedness above agsets $388,140.64 Decrease of Indebtedness above assets, $10,636.92 Decrease of floating debt, since Feb. 1, 1869 $13,141.56 Decrease of outstanding accounts and claims 4,439.57 $17,581.13 Increase of funded debt since Feb. 1, caused by the sale of bonds then in the hands of the Treasurer, (floating and funded) 5,400.00 Decrease of debt $12,181.13 33 Property of f lie City. City Hall lot Jind half the building $40,000.00 City Farm 12,000.00 Personal property at Farm, per appraisal. ...4,019. 05 Gravel lot on Washington street 2,000.00 Gravel lot on "Warren and Liberty streets 500.00 Steamer lot on Warren street and build- ino:s 7,800.00 Blossom Hill Cemetery 3,554.00 Receiving Tomb 350.00 Furniture in City Hall building 800.00 Furniture in Clerk's office 100.00 Furniture in Marshal's office 406.22 Tools in hands of Superintendent of Streets 460.00 Rope and derrick in cellar of City Hall 35,00 Horses 800.00 Property in hands .of Fire Department, (for items, see Chief Engineer's Report,) 39,582.00 Stable and shed 500.00 Hay and straw on hand 25.00 Harnesses and stable fixtures... 250.00 Street sprinkler, pipes, casks and build- ing 1,000.00 Coal at City Hall building 20.00 Wood at city Hall building 200.00 Legacy of Abial Walker for schools 1,000.00 Legacy of Gardner P. Lyon, for library 1,000.00 Tools used on sewer appraised at 189.57 $116,590.84 Valuation of the taxable property in the City, April 1, 1869 65,581,459.00 Valuation, April 1, 1868 5,378,365.00 Increase $203,094.00 Amount of State, County, City, Precinct, School and School-House taxes, assessed 1869 $147,791.64 Amount assessed 1868 126,889.71 Increase $20,901.93 34 Of this amount there was assessed upon the polls and estates within the Gas Precinct, the following sums in the year 1868: For payment of interest on Precinct State I^ouse Bonds $4,400.00 Gas Precinct tax for lighting streets 2,000.00 For the payment of School-House debt 5,000.00 For the support of schools, (additional by vote of Union School District)... 7,229. 50 Making $18,629.50 assessed on the Precinct. In 1869, the Precinct taxes were as follows : For interest on Precinct State House Bonds $4,200.00 For lighting streets 2,000.00 For pajmient of School-House debt 6,000.00 For support of Schools, (additional) 8,178.00 Making $20,378.00 Rate of taxation in the city at large, 1868, $3,00 per $100. " " '' " " 1869, 2.20 " 100. In Gas Precinct, 1868, 2.40 « 100. " " " " " 1869, 2.69 1-3'^ ' 100. State tax, 1869 $25,566.00 State tax, 1868 24,275.68 Increase $1,291.00 County tax, 1869 $10,991.68 County tax, 1868..... 9,945.26 Increase $1,046.42 Interest, 1868 30,710.20 Interest on City and Precinct debt, paid 1869 $28,870.26 1869 less than 1868 $1,839.94 35 The cement pipe connecting the reservoir in the School-House yard with that at the foot of Pleasant street, having become unservice- able, it was taken np in July last and its place supplied by a substantial eight inch iron pipe which will probably answer the l)urpose for many years. This work was done under the direction of Capt. A. B. Holt, who reports the cost of the pipe and laying the same to have been as follows : Davis & Farnum, bill for pipe $1,475.11 Concord Eailroad, freight of pipe 84.84 J. R. Bowers, 4050 bricks 34.34 Hutchins & Co., cement 51.00 Northern Railroad, 3 iron covers 9.68 Mead, Mason & Co., boards 4.75 Three hundred feet joists, at $15 per M 4.50 Rubber boots 4.50 Lowell Eastman, gates 4.45 Stone for covers 2.00 Four pails 1.00 Pay roll of workmen, 265 days labor at $1.75 464.62 A. B. Holt, 33 days at $5 165.00 William Badger, labor , 123. 75 Rowell & Richardson, laying bricks 22.25 "W. P. Silver, stone work 10.00 I. F. Morse, labor 7.00 B. G. Carter, sharpening tools ' 1.52 Truckins 3.25 Such of the above items as have been paid amount- ing to $2300, as also $1909.12 paid for new hose and $624.12 for the purchase of coats for the fireman, are also included in the ex- penses of the Fire Department, causing the amount of the expenditures- of that depart- ment to be much larger than usual. Oranite liCdgrc at City I'arin. During the past season the long pending contro- versy between the City authorities and Mr. Charles Nutting, in regard to the occupancy of the ledge at the City Fai-m, has been set- 5,473.56 36 tied by the award of a Committee mutually chosen. In compliance with the decision of the referees Mr. Nutting paid the City $500 in full for the stone quarried and unsettled for, and quitted the ledge on the fic^t day of June last. Since that time, the ledge has been surveyed into lots and three of those lots leased to different parties who have paid into the treasury for stone quar- ried therefrom, as follows : West Concord Granite Company, 6,218 1-3 feet, at 7 cents $435.29 Roberts & Crowley, 6,964 2-3 feet, at 2 cents 139.30 Frank Nutting, 3,648 1-2 feet, at 2 cents 72.97 $647.56 Under the present arrangement, the ledge bids fair to become the source of quite an in- come to the city. Comparative Statement of -the Number of Taxable Polls; the Valuation and amount of Tax levied in the several Wards from 1860 to 1870, separately arranged. Year. Ward. Polls. Valuation. Tax. 1860 1 295 $374,408 $3,819,71 '^ 2 230 340,714 3.290,48 " 3 131 207,786 2.002,09 " 4 624 1 ,049,196 11 .809,49 " 5 536 1.034,380 11.706,24 " 6 585 853,608 9.627,88 " 7 276 387,088 4.226,05 Non-Resident, 60,114 600,38 Total, 2,677 $4,307,192 $47,082,25 1861 1 282 371,654 3.672,34 " 2 230 357,092 3.704,11 " 3 136 255,300 2.119,70 '■'■ 4 481 1.068,022 11 .336,23 " 5 565 1.058,166 11.238,95 " 6 522 860,792 9.141.66 " 7 281 408,436 4.635;25 Non-Resideut, 44,173 442,24 Total, -. 2,497 $4,423,936 $46,290,48 37 Year. Ward. Polls. Valuation, Tax. 1862 1 218 344,006 4.C29.73 " 2 224 346,648 3.897,75 " 3 126 207,722 2.683.11 " 4 460 1 .060,448 12.702,71 " 5 531 1.050,176 12,399,93 " 6 509 854,932 10,227,65 »' 7 283 403,814 4.562,23 Non-Resident. . . .'. 40,022 441,90 Total, 2,350 $4,308,568 $50,945,01 1863 1 244 310,426 4,836,09 " 2 210 277,282 4.143,32 " 3 132 186,636 3,195,54 *' 4 498 951,226 15,273,12 »' 6 567 925,074 14.548,82 " 6 540 747,178 12.492,11 '' 7 263 324,184 5,162,61 Non-Resideut, 53,200 642,21 Total, 2,454 $3,775,206 $60,293,82 1864 1 261 313,431 6 694,33 '' 2 212 305,770 6,220,14 " 3 131 187,192 4,505,30 " 4 524 940,192 21.984,20 " 5 577 938,995 22.985,61 " 6 569 753,654 18,966,48 '' 7 274 335,756.... 7,552,75 Non-Resident, 57,810 1.023,14 Total, 2,539 $3,832,800 $89,931,97 1865 1 251 357,576 11.543,37 '* 2 202 320.962 10.252,54 '' 3 125 220,246 7.679,63 '' 4 510 1,126,826. 40,621,07 " 5 564 1.166,176 41,591,46 »' 6 584 944,926 33,067,39 " 7 259 352,260 12,265,97 Non-Resident, 60,030 1.765,86 Total, 2,495 $4,549,002 $158,787,29 1866 1 306 377,426 .7,699,02 '' 2 206 300,650 6,117.92 " 3 147 242,348 5.550,74 " 4 607 1,254,774 32.511,42 " 5 540 1.250,656 29.812,30 " 6 646 981,760 25.099,30 " 7 310 267.438 8.174,87 Non-Resident, 59,030 1.227,40 Total, 2,762 $4,934,082 $116,192,97 3'8 Year. Ward. Polls. Valnation. Tax. 1867 1 316 411,591 10.244,65 '• 2 221 318,000 7.801.49 " 3 166.. 250,952 6.714,10 " 4 652 1 .211,601 36.716,14 " 5 542 1.303,748 38.280,41 " 6 593 1.044,861 32.620,02 '' 7 332 404,317 11.248,74 Kon-Resident, 61,704 1.548,03 Total, 2,822 $5,006,774 $145,173,49 1868 1 327 436,178 .'8.743,30 " 2 217 319,882 6.104,40 '^ 3 186 264,396 5.932,56 '' 4 743 1.439,246 34.088,36 " 5 643 1 .377,626 33.754,96 '' 6 636 1.1 12,944 27.343,54 " 7 368 339.310 7.537,15 Non-Resident, 88,783 : . . . .3.388,44 Total, 3,120 $5,378,365 $126,889,71 1869 1 ....319 450,420 10.632,14 2 222 336,010 7.406,27 '' 3 201 280,517 6.531,00 '' 4 770 1.441,369 39.223,98 " 5 639 1.489,976 39.449,89 " 6 683 1.139,282 30.717,44 " 7 371 368 ,200 9.060,35 Non-Resident, 75,685 3.770,57 Total, 3,205 $5,581,459 $146,791,64 Number of Highway Districts in the City, 34 School Districts, 22 School Houses, 38 Schools, 60 Religious Societies, 14 Churches, 13 Hotels, 6 Public Halls, 7 39 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EEPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. To the City Council of the City of Concord: The undersigned, Superintendent of Repairs of. Highways and Bridges, respectfully presents the following statement of his Receipts and Expenditures from Februarj'- 1, 1869 to February 1 , 1870 ; Districts Nos. 9, 27 and 28, being one District, under the immediate supervision of the Superintendent. It will be per- ceived that the expenditures have largely exceeded the original appropriation. This was unavoidable on account of the unpre- cedented amount of concrete sidewalk laid down during the ^ear and damages occasioned by freshets. L. D. STEVENS, Superintendent. A. DISTRICTS Nos. 9, 27 and 28. Stevens, Superintendent of Repairs of Highways and Bridges, Dr. To balance from last year's account $26.32 Apropriations for 1869 6.138,00 Cash received for road scrapings 3 .50 H. Partridge, for one cord manure fiom city* stable 8.00 J. B. "Weeks, for road scrapings 4.50 C. W. Harvey, for cutting down tree .50 For watering streets with city team 408.00 Ziba Caldwell, for building on city lot sold. . 45.00 M. H. Bradley, for 2 3-4 cords manure from city stable 22.00 For work on Merrimack Street 60.00 Amount transferred from other appropriations 1.200.00 Cr. By cash paid : Pay roll. No. 1, Payroll, No. 2, ^90.62 48,25 $7,915.82 Pay roll, No. 3, 86.75 Paid Frank Smart, teamster, wages fbr one month, 60.00 Pay roll, No. 4, 64.63 40 39.63 11.59 2.50 108.95 51.25 51.37 96.49 182.75 50.00 157.86 53.75 235.00 159.56 10.14 Pay roll, No. 5, 114.00 Paid C. C. "Webster, for grain for city team; Paid Geo. E. Fitch, concrete sidewallv. Paid Warde, Humjihrey & Co., Pay roll. No. 6, Paul Franlv Smart, teamster, wages and for cash paid out, Pay roll, No. 7, Payroll, No. 8, Payroll, No. 9, Paid Frank Smart, teamster, wages for one month, Pay roll, No. 10, Payroll, No. 11, Payroll. No. 12, Pay roll, No. 13, Paid Charles Nutting, con- crete sidewalk. Paid Frank Smart, teamster, wages for one montli, 50.00 Pay roll. No. 14, 466.f Pay roll. No. 15, 124.87 Pay roll. No. 16, 203.12 Paid Frank Smart, concrete side walk, 10.83 Pay roll, No. 17, 166.25 Paid James H. Chase, con- crete sidewalk. Paid George P. Harvey, con- crete sidewalk. Paid George 11. Batchelder, concrete sidewalk. Paid B. L. Locke, concrete sidewalk. Paid James E. Rand, con- crete sidewalk, Pay roll. No. 18, Paid Frank Smart, teamster, wages for one month. Paid C. C. Webster, for grain for city team. Paid Warde, Humphrey & Co., Paid James E. McShane, for blacksmithing. Paid Henry Burleigh, con- crete sidewalk, 13.00 Pay roll. No. 19, 163.25 Paid Amos Wood, concrete sidewalk, 18.16 Paid E. N. Philbrick, con- crete sidewalk, 6.83 Pay roll, No. 20, 137.00 Paid Frank Smart, teamster. 21.33 142.25 7.59 8.41 7.00 20.08 24.00 6.12 16.00 36.12 12.45 6.58 9.83 6.50 84.50 50.00 94.36 12.00 28.40 wages for one month, 60.00 Pay roll. No. 21, 131.51 Pay roll. No.- 22, 241.10 Pay roll, No. 23, 130.49 Paid A. S. Marshall, con- crete sidewalk. Pay roll. No. 24, Paid proprietors of Moore's Block, concrete sidewalk, 14.40 Paid James H. Upton, con- crete sidewalk, Paid Hiram Rolfe, concrete sidewalk, Paid Seth R. Dole, concrete sidewalk, Paid John W. Little, con- crete sidewalk. Paid Harvey & Eolfe, con- crete sidewalks, 6.41 Pay roll. No. 25, 135.25 Paid Jonathan George, for breaking out sidewalks. Paid L. K. Peacook, con- crete sidewalk. Paid John Burgum, concrete sidewalk. Paid Frank Smart, teamster, wages for one month, 50.00 Pay roll, No. 26. 191.49 Paid Thomas W. Stewart, concrete sidewalk, 29.25 Pay roll, No. 27, 34.35 Paid Geo. H. H. Silsby, con- crete sidewalk, 9.34 Pay roll, No. 28, 186.3 7 Paid Seth Eastman, concrete sidewalk, 22.28 Paid Robert B. Crummett, concrete sidewalk, 4.16 Paid W. B. Durgin, concrete sidewalk, 20.15 Paid Piper & Haakins, con- crete sidewalk, 7.50 Paid C. C. Dearborn, con- crete sidewalk, 7.56 Paid C. T. B. Knowlton, con- crete sidewalk, 9.00 Paid Samuel A. Holt, con- crete sidewalk, 6.83 Paid W. G. Shaw, concrete sidewalk, 12.54 Paid J. C. Tilton, concrete sidewalk, 9.71 Pay roll. No. 29, 196.00 Paid Margaret Wentworth, concrete sidewalk, 8.33 Paid John Kimball, concrete sidewalk, 13.41 41 Paid John P. Johnson, con- crete sidewalk, 9.22 Paid D. Ci. Fuller, concrete sidewalk. 25.84 Paid First Baptist Society, concrete sidewalk, 17.76 Paid A. 11. Webster, con- crete sidewalk, 6.12 Paid Frank Smart, teamster, waiics for one month, 50.00 Paid 15. W. Couch, concrete sidewalk, 7.88 Paid James Peverly, con- crete sidewalk, 48.87 Paid Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, 17.48 Paid J. Minot, concrete side- walk, 23,17 Paid F. S. Cr,awford, con- crete sidewalk, 7.77 Paid Webster, Bixby & Co., ^rain for city team, 122.21 Paid Caroline B. Bartlett, concrete sidewalk, 8.09 Paid C. L. Eastman, con- crete sidewalk, 9,39 Paid M. B. Critchett, con- crete sidewalk, 13.33 Paid South Congregational Society, 10.83 Pay roll, No. 30, 165.75 Pay roll. No. 31, 167.93 Paid Atkinson Webster, con- crete sidewalk, 11.59 Paid J. G. Chesley, concrete sidewalk, 0.50 Paid John Williams, con- crete sidewalk, 6.37 Pay roll. No. 32, 138.50 Paid Edward Dow% concrete sidewatk, Harv«y Rice, concrete sidew'alk, Frank Smart, teamster, wages for one month, Pay roll. No. 33, C. H. Norton, concrete sidewalk, Enos Blake, concrete sidewalk, Mark Holt, concrete sidewalk, Luther S. Morrill, con- crete sidewalk, H. A. Mann, concrete sidewalk, James L. Mason, con- crete sidewalk, 8.96 12.14 50.00 23.00 6.12 6.22 28.00 5.05 10.00 6.66 P. W. ^[yers, concrete sidewalk, ' 5.73 D. E. Everett, for gran- ite, 8.10 Pay roll. No. 34, 376.06 I). E. Everett, concrete sidewalk, 7,50 John E. Thompson, concrete sidewalk, 8.42 H. A. Bellows, conci'Cte sidewalk, 20.25 R. S. Webster, concrete sidewalk, 9.28 H. B. Foster, concrete sidewalk, 19,67 Ziba Caldwell, trimming trees on State street, ' 60.00 Isaac A. Hill, concrete sidewalk, 6.96 George W. Carter, con- crete sidewalk, 6.89 Silas Curtis, concrete sidewalk, 6.43 Concord Granite Co., for nse of oxen, 8.00 Calvin Howe, concrete sidewalk, 6.42 Frank Adams, concrete Sidewalk, 10.12 William G. Andrews, concrete sidewalk, 12.42 Pay roll, No. 35, 113.00 Frank Smart, tciimster, wages for one mouth, 50.00 John A. AVhite, concrete sidewalk, 35.24 Staniels & Dickerman, concrete sidewalk, 17.48 A. G. Jones, concrete sidewalk, 14.88 E. G. Kilburn, concrete sidewalk, 12.22 William Gilman, con- crete sidewalk, 12.55 Pleasant Street Baptist Society, concrete side- walk, 22.42 George E. Jenks, con- crete sidewalk, 15.43 A. Langmaid, concrete walk, 10.42 G. S. Towle, " " 11.00 H. Farrington, " " 12.83 H. P. Rolfe, " " 13.05 Rollins & Co., medicine, &c , for horses, 8.25 Sa^vyer Blanchard, for sand, 2.72 John Kimball, concrete walk, 5.00 B. F. Duncklee, " " 6.&1 42 A. J. Prescotf , concrete walk, 3.65 S. J. Shaw, '' " 12.50 William Sliackford, for sand, 2.40 Benjamin Gage, for rubber boots, 4.75 William B. Safford, concrete sidewalk, 5.72 B. G. Carter, for blacksmith- ing, 11.24 B. G. Carter, blacksmithing', 6.11 J. E. McShane, '♦ 27.35 J. E. McShane, blacksmithing, 6.61 Pay roll. No. 36, Pay roll. No. 37, Frank Smart, teamster, wages for one month, Balance imexpended, 91.75 139.69 60.00 $7,549.38 366.44 $7,915.82 DISTRICT No. 1. Albert Stevens, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, jf;$l 10.00 Cr. By Avork of— Cr. By work of— Albert Stevens, 60.50 Moses C. Sanborn, 15.00 S. & A. Farnum, 9.00 William L. Hunt, 3.00 Samuel Hutchins, 17.25 Andrew Moody, 6.75 Albert E. Perkins, 10.50 George Graham, 26.95 Stephen Coombs, 3.00 David Sargent, 4.50 G. G. Currier, 6.00 John W. Bourlet, 7.50 Samuel Choate, 3.0Q Charles C Graham, 7.50 .-r Charles Graham, 35.00 $109.25 James Bartlett, 4.50 Balance unexpended, .15 $110.00 DISTRICT No. 2. Enoch Jackman, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, §65.00 Balance appropriation, 1868, 45.10 Cr. By work of— William Hayward, Jeremiah Quimby, A. S. Quimby, Franklin Sargent, David Sargent, Franklin Hayward, James Ross, Enoch Jackman, Balance of appropriation refunded, $110.10 15.50 3.75 3.00 3.00 6.00 2.62 3.00 61.20 $98.07 12.03 110.10 DISTRICT No. 3. • Charles Graham, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation for 1869, $118.00 $110.00 DISTRICT No. 4. Henry H. Potter. Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $85.00 Balance of 1868, unex- pended, 59.52 Cr. By work of— $144.52 John P. Locke, 4.37 W. H. Fitch, 10.50 Thompson Tenney, 23.61 J. F. Potter. 19.25 Charles Rowell, 22.74 H. H. Potter, 46.00 W. L. Batchelder, 4.37 E. R. Noyes, 4.37 F. D. Potter, 6.11 $141.32 Balance unexpended. 3.20 $144.52 43 DISTRICT No. 5. John G. Tallant, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869 un- di-awn, $80.00 ISo report of work done iu this district has been made. DISTKICT No. 6. James Frye, Surveyor, Dr, To appropriation of 1869 $265.00 Cr. By work <»f— James Frye, team, &c., Daniel "Webster, team, «i;c., Kobert A. Brown, David Pettengill, Joseph S. Kimball, and team, John Welch, Solomon C. Sanders, Washington Hill, Stephen Clark, A. B. Seavey, 99.38 42 00 15.75 10.00 33.75 12.00 21.00 13.12 15.00 3.00 $265.00 DISTRICT Ko- 7. Samuel M. Locke, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation for 1869, $55.00 Balance of 1868, unex- pended, Cr. By work of— Samuel M. Locke, Balance unexpended, and undrawn. DISTRICT No. 8. 26.00 $81,00 49.01 31.99 $81.00 William T. Locke, Surs-^eyor, Dr. To appropriation for 1869, $90.00 Cr, By work of— OeorgeA. Robinson, 23.00 C Guernsey, 6.75 J. P. Leavitt and team, 6.00 Nehemiah Locke, 3.00 Frank Carter, 1.50 Thomas Grocnough, William T. Locke, and horse, Balance unexi)ended. DISTRICT No. 10. H. Partridge, Surveyor, To appropriation for 1869, Balance of 1868 unex- pended, .62 45.00 $83.87 6.13 .$90.00 Dr. $230.00 11.25 $241.25 Cr. By work of— Franklin Farnum, 7.00 Edward Farnum, 6.00 M. D. Dodge, 3.50 John Swett, 6.32 R. Killam, 87 S. Ferrin, 5.25 Moses Humphrej'-, 6.00 Harrison Partridge, 200.00 $233.74 Balance unexpended, 7.51 .$241.25 DISTRICT No, 11. J. M. Stewart, Surveyor, To appropriation for 1869, Balance of 1868 unex- pended. Cr. By work of— Jonathan M. Stewart, and for gravel, A. C. Abbott, and for gravel. Balance unexpended. Dr. $40.00 15.58 $55.58 $46.61 8.39 $55.00 58 $55.5a 44 DISTRICT No. 12. Moses H. Bean, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $450.00 Amount collected of individuals for sidewalk, 15.00 Cr. By work of— Charles Sebra, F. Goyette, George Whittier, P. Gaiiagan, J. Uberts & Son, Felix Goyette, William Prescott, Bush, P. Foley, E. Glancy, Bugbee, J. Haines, M. McLaughlin, J. McLaughlin, James Brown, J. S. Bean, George Bean, A. C. Bean, J. Larkin, ^ Der'rigan, Alexander Stone, N. Colby, N. Chandler, Bean Brothers, J. S. Moore, J. Knowlton, A. e. Edgerly, George Hanson, T. O. Wilson, J. S. Davis, W. Hutchinson, D. O'Brien, G. T. Sanborn and team, T, M. Danforth, Moses H. Bean, $465.00 33.25 49.87 7.50 3.20 48.00 12.80 5.25 6.40 14.40 9.00 1.60 9.00 3.60 3.20 2.25 2.60 9.00 .75 3.20 3.20 1.60 2.60 20.59 106.50 13.50 12.00 .75 2.00 3.00 .70 1.60 1.50 10.00 1.00 69.89 $465.00 DISTRICT No. 13. John D. Fife, Surveyor, To appropriation for 1869, Balance of 1868 unex- pended. Dr. $60.00 15.00 $76.00 Cr. By work of— Stephen H. Currier, 10.5a Peter F. Elliott, 7.25 Ezekiel F. Elliott, 7.05 F. W. Connor, 10.95 Levi Tilton, 1.60 L. S. Knowles, 4.50 J ere Fowler, 22.50 John D. Fife, 10.75 $75.00 DISTRICT No. 14. Josiah Hardy, Purveyor, Dr. To appropriation for 1869, $60.00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, 17.84 Cr. By work of— Thomas Eastman, Solon Sampson, Samuel Dow, Amos Hoit, Joseph Hoit, Sherman Colby, Samuel Sanborn, Gilman I. Colby, Elbridge Hardy, Charles Norris, Josiah Hardy, $77,84 17.84 7.50 1.50 8.26 3.0(^ 3.00 1.50 12.00 13.50 2.25 7.60 $77.84 DISTRICT No. 15. Cyrus Runnels, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $100,00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, 83.25 $183.25 Cr. By work of— E. F. Sweat, 42.00 S. G. Hoit, 9.00 M. E. Lang, 10.05 Joel Connor, 7.50 J. S. Connor, 6.26 Luther Runnefs, 5.25 Francis Runnels, 3.00 C. H. Sweat, 1.60 J. M. Ordway, 18.75 G. A. Hoit, 1.95 A, P. Bennett, 3.37 45 Cyrus Runnels, Balance unexpended, 71.65 $179.27 3.98 $183.25 DISTRICT No. 16. Robert. B. Hoit, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $65.00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, 31.80 Cr. By work of— Abbott G. Dow, Amos Sawyer, Edward Runnels, H. M. Runnels, L. W. Powell, P. Powell, Edwin Terry, E. E. Terry, Georofe L. Ordway, Robert B. Hoit, $96.80 $97.20 DISTRICT No. 17. G. H. Dimond, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation for 1869, $60.00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, 13.59 $73.59 Cr. By work of— €. K. Fisk, 1.75 Closes M. Davis, 1.93 G. H. Dimond, and plank furnished. 32.72 A. C. Carter, 13.12 George F, Thompson, 15.32 William Powell, 8.75 DISTRICT No. 18. A. S. Farnura, Surveyor, To appropriation, Bal. of 1868 unexpended, $73.58 Dr. $90.00 Cr. By work of— Rufus Abbott, • 2-62 John V. Aldrich, 9.00 Samuel E. Calef, 7.87 Stephen Carlton, 2.62 Charles Carter, 1.75 Henry Farnura, 18.65 Andrew S. Farnura, and scraper purchased for District, 24.86 Isaac F. Ferrin, 25.37 Alvin C. Powell, 1.76 Ira Rowell, 6.25 Patrick Ryan, 1.87 Lyman Sawyer, .87 $102.38 DISTRICT No. 19. R. K. Abbott, Surveyor, To appropriation of 1869, Cr. By work of— Reuben K. Abbott, John K. Abbott, Henry Martin, and plank furnished, Daniel C. Tenney, J. D. Knight, Albert Saltmarsh, Peter Fagan, William Fagan, Ira Rowell, Stephen Carlton, Andrew Farnum, Dr. $7o.oa 11.31 3.50 13.41 4.37 2.87 6.12 8.31 11.81 1.76 2.62 3.93 $70.00 DISTRICT No. 20. F. J. Emerson, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $55.00 12.38 Peter Fagan, $102.38 Cr. By work of— Franklin J. Emerson, W. B. Thompson, C. H. Merrill, S. K. Blanchard, J. E. Saltmarsh, J. N. Flanders, 7.00 9.60 8.75 7.87 7.75 6.00 4.37 51.24 46 Balance unexpended and undrawn, 3.76 DISTKICT No. 21. John Ballard, Surveyor, To appropriation of 1869, Balance of 1868 unex- pended, Cr. By work of— John Ballard, Ezra Ballard, C. E. Ballard, B. F. Griffin, $55.00 Dr. $85.00 S2.05 $117.05 46.50 1.00 13.25 8.50 Balance unexpended, $69.25 47.80 DISTRICT No. 22. Charles Hall, Surveyor, To appropriation of 1869, Balance of 1868, un- expended, Cr. By work of — Charles Hall, Balance unexpended, $117.05 Dr. §75,00 44.36 $119.36 115.15 4.21 $119.36 DISTRICT No. 23. I. N. Abbott, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $125.00 Balance of 1868, unex- pended, 40.60 $165.60 Cr. By work of— John E. Baker, 9.00 Jeremiah S. Abbott, 7.50 John Corliss, 18.00 Joseph Hazeltine, 2.25 William Bodwell, 4.50 Joseph S. Abbott, 6.00 John E. Proctor, 7.5Q Georg-e F. Corliss, 0.00 S.L.Baker, 7.80 Isaac N. Abbott, 48.10 Stephen Currier, 1.50 Daniel Wyman, 1.50 Stillman B. Gage, 6.25 A. Webster, for lumber furnished. 7.50 $133.40 Balance unexpended, , 32.20 $165.60 DISTRICT No. 24. Andrew S. Smith, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $45.00 Cr. By work of— Joseph E. Brown, Jonathan Brown, Fr&ncis Holmes, Josiah Dow, Jesse Goodwin, Andrew S. Smith, 8.25 1.50 6.00 7.50 4.50 17.25 $45.00 DISTRICT No. 25. W. Abbott, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $100.00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, ^ 32.77 $132.77 Cr. By work of— Moses B. Abbott, 52.50 Ira Abbott, 25.37 Charles Abbott, 6.12 George T. Abbott, 3.50 William W. Clark, 8.75 Charles Flanders, 4.37 John L. Gordon, 4.81 A. T. Martin, 3.50 David L. Sanders, 5.25 Isaac F. Wheeler, 11.38 .John C. Wheeler, 5.25 Nelson Young', 1.75 James E. Brown, .22 $132.77 47 DISTRICT Js"o. 20. T. W. Al)bott, Survovor, Dr. To appropriation of ISbu, $85.00 Cr. By woi'k of— - George Frye, 8.50 H. G. Belknap, 12.37 J. C. Weeks and team. 23.00 Francis Lonjrand team, 3.60 Jeremiah Arlin, 9.00 J. E. McShane, 2.00 James B. Abbott, .50 Thomas \V. Abbott, 26.13 $85.00 DISTRICT No. 29. J. Mills, Snrveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, §40.00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, 20.20 $60.20 Cr. By work of— Jeremiah Mills and team, $60.20 DISTRICT No. go. Timothy Carter, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $55.00 Cr. By work of— David Carter, 14.87 F. B. Carter, 7.87 Alvin Powell, 4.37 Truman R. Carter, 6.25 Charles H. Currier, 2.62 John J. Thompson, 2.62 William H. Dow, 1.75 Timothy Carter, 15.65 Cr. By work of— Mamuel E.Clifford, George E. Lougce, BalAhce unexpended. $55.00 DISTRICT Xo. 31. George Lougee, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, $30.00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, 9.04 $39.04 .75 2.25 63.00 36.04 $39.04 DISTRICT No. 32. J. T. Gilman, Surveyor, Dr. To appropriation of 1869, ^47.00 Balance of 1868 unex- pended, 1.00 Cr. By work of- John T. Gilman, J. P. Boyce, D. Smith, Zebu Ion Smith, A. I. Smith, Charles Smith, Balance unexpended and undrawn, #48.00 4.60 12.00 3.00 1.50 1.50 3.00 $25.50 22.50 $48.00 DISTRICT No. 33. Washington Hill. Survey To appropriation of 1869, Cr. By work of— Washington Hill, John Saunders, or, Dr. $35.C0 16.00 .87 Balance unexpended, $16.87 18.13 $35.00 48 REPORT OF TPIE COMMITTEE ON THE CITY FARM. To the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council of the City of Concord : The Joint Standing Committee on the City Farm, respectfully present the Seventeenth Annual Report. We believe the wel- fare of the paupers, has been carefully considered by the Over- seer and Matron, and the present general condition of the farm meets our commendation. They would respectfully suggest the propriet}^ of rubbling the banks of such portions of the inter- vale as lie on the river, in order to prevent further loss of land, by the annual freshets ; much valuable land has previously been swept away, and inroads are being made every year and will continue to be made, until these banks are effectually rubbled. The accounts for the past year show a commendable gain, which could be profitably invested in this work. Your Committee would further suggest the impropriety of sentencing criminals to the present House of Correction. Their contact with the paupers is unavoidable, and the gain in the as- sets of the Cit}' Farm, resulting from their labor, has been coun- terbalanced b)^ the evil results that have followed. That the honest poor should be compelled to labor and associate with such criminals, we believe to be unjust and unnecessary. Inventory of Property at City Farm, February 1, 1870. Farm and buildings, $12,000.00 4 tons straw, 40.00 11 cows. 605.00 64 fowls, 55.00 2 yoke oxen, 450.00 5 shoats. 70.00 1 horse, 175.00 2 ox-carts. 140.00 18 tons English hay 360.00 2 hay racks, 20.00 15 tons broojc hay, 180.00 4 plows, 40.00 49 4 harrows. 30.00 1 cultivator, 4.00 1 scraper, 7.00 1 griiul-stone, 5.00 4 ox-yoke, 20.00 1 waaoii, 65.00 1 sleigh, 5.00 1 mowing machine. 75.00 1 horse hay fork, 10.00 7 rakes. 1.75 1 (1 rag-rake. 1.00 1 fan mill. 15.00 5 hay forks. 2.50 7 chains, 14.00 1 Avitch chain, 1.00 3 whiffletrees. 3.00 1 iron bar. 1.00 4 manure forks. 5.00 1 cross-cut saw, 3.00 2 garden rakes. 1.00 1 hand saw. .50 8 axes. 6.00 1 beetle and 3 wedges, 2.00 2 chisels, 1.00 1 shave. .50 1 square. .50 3 wood saws. 3.00 1 monkey wrench, 1.00 1 hammer, 1.00 1 gwii. 1.00 1 string sleigh bells, 1.00 3 sickles, 1.00 6 hoes, 3.0"0 4 corn-cutters, 1.50 118 bushels oats, 88.50 5 pecks peas, 2.50 225 bushels corn. 281.25 6 bushels beans, 18.00 14 baskets, 6.00 1 half bushel measure, 50 2 pair steelyards, 2.00 75 bushels small potatoes, 22. 50 297 bushels potatoes, 178.20 7 bushels carrots, 3.50 2 bushels onions, 5.00 4 dozen cabbage, 4.00 2 bushels rose potatoes, 6.00 2 bushels early blue po- tatoes, 2.00 25 dozen candles, 4.00 14 bushels turnips, 7.00 1 1-4 barrels apples, 6.00 1 3-4 barrels beef, 35.00 2 1-2 barrels salt pork, 100.00 6 barrels soap, 18.00 3 cider barrels, 3.00 25 lbs. butter, 10.00 75 lbs. lard, 1G.50 1 barrel flour, 9 00 1-2 barrel pickles, 5.00 400 lbs. hams, 80.00 300 lbs. fresh meat, 36.00 14 lbs. dried apples, 2.10 1 wheelbarrow, 5.00 2 manure claws, 1.50 1 bush hook, .75 2 bush scythes, 2.00 40 cords wood, 160.00 3 sleds, 30.00 1 shackle, 4.00 3000 feet timber, 54.00 40 gallons vinegar, 20.00 3 scythes and snaiths, 3.00 16 large new baskets, 8.00 1 scalding trough, 6.00 5 shovels, 4.00 3 ladders, 8.00 1 meat saw, 2.50 1 horse blanket, 3.00 1 set of bits and brace, 6.00 1 harness, 12.00 5 yards fulled cloth, 2.50 1 stone body, 4.60 1 pair pole straps, 2.00 1 halter, 1.50 17 beds and household furniture, 300.00 $16,019.05 50 EXPENDITDRES AT ClTY FaRM FOR THE YeAR EnDING FEBRU- ARY 1, 1870. Paid as foUoios : Meal, 544.10 Eye me al, shorts and middl nss, 26.06 Tea, 25.80 Oil, .48 Sawing lumber, 53.91 Repairing cans, umbrella 1 and clock, 1.88 Grinding corn, ■4.17 Cheese, 9.90 Boots and shoes, and re- pairing same, 26.94 Flour, 31.00 Print, crash and cotton cloth, 24.19 Mustard, .28 Tax on city farm, 23.24 Meat and fowls, 25.75 Coffee, rice and crackers. 2.00 Tobacco, 18.55 Lamp, chimney, burner and wicking. 1.20 Pasturing cattle. 31.50 S, Abbott, for wood. 35.00 Spirit, •Knives and forks, 4.55 1.00 Labor, 287.61 Cash to paupers, Fish, 1.00 5.50 Sugar and molasses, 39.19 Smoking hams, 1.20 Butchering, 7.00 Repairing saws. Repairs on wagon and harness, 2.25 25.75 Bed eords and bed-bug poison, Salt, soda, mustard and 1.57 soap. Resin, paint and paint brush. 7.23 2.64 Horse shoeing, 9.50 Weighing hay. Manure, plaster and su- per-phosphate, 167 Rye, oats and grass seed, 39, Cassia, pimento, coffee and oil, 1 One yoke oxen, six cows and five pigs, 515 Plow points, gate hinges, bolts, nails, and hoe, Garden seeds, plants, seed corn and turnip seed. School books, Two hats, thread, lemons rakes, files and tacks, Store bills of Eastman & Currier, Davis & Far- num, and F. A. Fisk, 197 Castor oil, salve, paragor- ic and thread, 1 Mowing machine, scythe and knives, chains, axes 40 13 15 08 50 65 22 05 5.45 21 and handles, 13.50 Grass, 87.00 Coffin, and sexton's ser- vices, 12.00 Dinner, and baiting horse , 1.00 Threshing oats, 18. io Butter, 23.73 Apples, 10.50 Sad iron, pens, sugar. raisins, oil, and milk quart. 6.63 Halter and plates, and cart body for stone, 7.40 Stove, 19.50 Cutting coat, buttons and wadding, 1.23 Difference in exchange of oxen, 25.00 Pepper and sage, .76 ll Flannel, socks ami yarn, and almanac, 4.55 Blacksmith bill and mend- ing chairs, 28.98 Use of overseer's horse and carriage. Overseer's salary,^ Total, 35.00 400.00 52,416-96 Eeceipts at City Farji for the Year Ending Fep.. 1, 1870. Paid as follows : Balance, cash on hand. February 1, 1869, $83.00 Eggs, 20.05 Yoke of oxen sold in 1868, 200.00 Milk, 13 months. 740.22 Potatoes, 109.46 Oats, shorts' and meal. 81.96 Beans, onions, peas and corn. 32.66 Pie plant, tomatoes, cu- cumbers and peppers. 5.56 Vegetables, 47.54 Pork, lard, ham, beef and fowls, 90.91 "Wood and lumber, 200.38 Use of horse, oxen and Avagon, 55.60 Keeping travelers, 27.80 One cow and 10 calves. 104.50 Hay and straw, 176.37 Cash from Joseph East- man and S. W. Kellom, 18.24 Pasturing and keeping cattle, 48.34 Old iron, bottoming chair, and cider. 3 88 Hides, buffalo, and chain, 20.97 Manure, 15.00 Labor, 158.90 Labor on highway, 340.05 Balance of account, .63 Keeping overseer's hor.se, 60.00 Of Merrimack County for support of paupers at farm, 56.92, Total receipts. Expenditures, $2,704.94 2,416.96 Feb'y. 1, 1870, bal- ance, cash on hand, $'287.98 Total receipts at farm for the past year. Less cash on hand, February 1, 1869, $83.00 Less amount received for oxen sold in 1868, 200.00 Xett receipts, 1869, jS^ett expenditures, 1869, Balance of receipts over expenditures, $2,704.94 $283.00 $2,421.94 2,416.96 $4.98 * The Overseer'.s .«alary, usually paitl from the City Treasury, has this year been paid from tlie receipts of the farm. 52 Vaiuatiou of farm, February 3, 1869, $12,000,00 Valuation of stock, furniture and provisions, 3,633.15 Total valuation, February 1, 1869, $15,633.15 Valuation of farm February 1, 1870, $12,000.00 Valuation of stock, furniture, provisions, etc., 4,019,05 Total valuation, February 1, 1870, $16,019.05 Increase in valuation in stock, etc., the past year, $385.90 Add balance of receipts, 4.98 Net increase of valuation of stock, the past year, $390.88 Names of Paupers at Farm for Year Ending February 1, 1870. John Whitney, James Powers, Daniel llodgers, Eleazer Davis, i Ezekiel Oilman, ' Edward AVilson, died July 30th, 1869, Lucinda Wilson, Hannah L. Wilson, Edwin D. Wilson, George T. Wilson, Sarah J. Sargent, Charlotte Lovejoy, Martha Sargent, Minnie Brown, Harry Sawyer, Mary Sullivan and child, • Charles Buckley, Josiah K. Green, Mary A'. Greer, Emma F. Greer, Jane Murray, Joseph B. Moores, Josephine A. Powell and child, Aaron , Aaron F. Russell, Aire, i 73 67 66 79 41 77 52 14 11 8 39 72 13 6 18 9 6 40 Term of Residence. Weeks. 52 52 52 52 52 30 52 48 52 52 52 43 37 37 9 4 10 9 1 1 4 4 12 1 Days. 12 53 * Katie J, Russell, 12 Eddie F. Russell, 1 2 Robert Russell, _ 12 Margaret Bryson, 6 Patrick Brysou, G 723 60 Number of paupers at f\irm February 1, 1370, 12 "Whole nuuiber the past 3'car, 30 Average number for the year, 14 Died during the j^ear, 1 Meals furnished transient paupers during the year, lOG Lodgings furnished transient paupers during the year, 46 Number of crimfnals sentenced to House of Correc- tion, . 6 Respectfully submitted, WILLIAM II. BROWN, ) Committee BENJAMIN FARNUM, \ on REUBEN K. ABBOTT, ) Cittj Farm. 54 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE. To the City Council of the City of Concord: The Cemetery Committee respectfully submit this their TENTH ANNUAL REPORT. The receipts and expenditures of the Committee for the 3'ear ending January 31, 1870, have been as follows : ©lil Ceimetery. RECEIPTS. 18G9. Feb. 1. Cash balance on liand... $20.43 Sept. 18. '• City Treasurer 24.39 1870. Jan. 29. " City Treasurer 22.10 *' " W. Odlhi, Treasurer 18.00 $84.92 EXPEXDITURES. 1869. • July 30. '' Paid William Kenniston, for labor $11.25 " " '* Tiionias Carlev, for worl< 22.75 " '♦ " Ilobert Carlev, for work 6.00 " " " C. W. Paio-e,' for work 28.92 '' " " X. White, water bill 16.00 $84.92 The amount of funds belonging to this cemeterj'', derived from the sale of lots, and now in the City Treasur}^, is $600, invested in United States 5-20 Bonds and kept as a permanent fund, and the annual interest alone appropriated for. purposes of improve- ment. This is barely sufficient to keep the grounds free from Undergrowth and in a passible condition. The avenues particu- larly, require grading and gravelling, and we would recommend a special appropriation of $150.00 for this purpose. It is sacred- ly incumbent upon us, the descendants of the honored dead of more thau a century past who have found a last resting place in. 55 this ancient cemetciy, that order and neatness should mark the premises. The demand for lots here has almost entirely ceased, and the sum of eighteen dollars, received during -the last year, is the only income derived for a period of several years. BEos^osaa Mall CesBictcs'j'. RECEIPTS. 1869. Dec. 4. U'eceived from sales .of grass $25.00 lleceived from sales of wood 48.50 1870. . Jan. 29. lleceived from City Treasurer, sundry l^ayments 407.49 $480.99 EXPENDITURES. 1869. March 1. Paid M. H. Bradley, breaking roads $2.00 June 25. •' Moore & Cilley, scythe 1.25 Nov. 6. '' George A. Downing, labor 1.75 '' '' Thomas Carley. labor 184.62 Dec. 4. " C. W. Paige, hibor 284.37 '• " Mrs. L. Arlin, tending gate 7.00 §480.99 * GENERAL SUJIMARY. The whole amount received from the sale of lots to date of last report, (Feb. I, 1809) was.. .$7,909.67 Amount received from Feb. 1, 1869, to Feb. 1, 1870 847.75 Total receipts from sale of lots $8,757.42 The gross receipts from sale of lots in this cemetery are ap- plied, one-haif to the payment of interest and towards the ex- tinguishment of the principal of the debt incurred in the pur- chase of the land ; the other half in improvements and for gen- eral superintendence. There is now due on notes for the pur- chase, the sum of $3,356.00, with the interest paid in full to December 1, 1869. The amount received from sales during the year 18G7-'68 was $1004,88 ; for 1868-'e9, $676.30 ; for 1869-70, $847.75. It has been the aim of the Committee, in their expenditures, to maintain order and nefitness within the precincts of thi& ceme- tery, and in the limited condition of its finances but little else 56 can be done. We cannot, however, close this report without reiterating our previous appeals to private liberality to carry out special improvements, foremost of Avhicli are the erection of a chapel and gateway and the introduction of water and fountains'. These would remain as enduring monuments to the benefactors, but not more than the generous esteem of the thousands who visit this beautiful and sacred spot. JOHN M. HILL,' ) PETER DUDLEY, } Committee. JOSEPH B. Walker, j Concord, February 1, 1870. 57 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. To the Honorable Mayor and Board of Aldermen: Agreeabh' to the provisions of the third section of "An ordi- nance rehative to the Fire Department," I herewith submit my second annual rejport : LOSSES AND INSURANCE. The following fires and alarms h'ave occurred during the year : February IS, 1869. The Columbian Hotel on Main street, at that time unoccupied, and owned by James R. Hill. Supposed incendiary. Partial loss, estimated at $1,350 ; insured $1,200. February 28. One-story building on "Warren street, near Main street, owned by Robert A. Gawler and occupied by E. B. •Rhodes as a shoe store. Supposed accidental. Partial loss of building ; stock removed with little loss. Loss on building, $400 ; covered by insurance. Loss on stock, $250 ; also in- sured. April 10. House on Main street, in " Smoky Hollow," owned and occupied by Thomas Murphy. Undoubtedly accidental. Extinguished without loss. May 6. Store of Tallant & Stevens at East Concord, with store on the north of John Putney, and house adjoining on the south of Sylvester Stevens. The two first named buildings were totallj^ destroyed ; the latter considerably damaged. Tallant & Stevens' stock was an entire loss ; Putney's was saved. Cause unknown. Total loss, $7,500 ; insurance, $5,750. The steamer Kearsarge was sent over to this fire and remained several hours, doing efficient service and saving considerable property. May 17. Barn on the West Concord roac?, near the Concord and Claremont Railroad crossing, owned and occupied by the Concord Granite Company. Undoubtedly incendiary. Total loss, with eight oxen, chains, tools and small amount of hay and grain, estimated at $1,800 ; insurance, $600. 58 June 10, Double house on Merrimack st., owned by Franklin Mosle}'. and Samuel M. Currier, and occupied by the latter and William M, Chase. Accidental. Total loss of house, and loss and damage of furniture of occupants. House of Franklin Mosley on the north considerably damaged, and furniture in- jured by removal. Total loss, $5,000, Insurance, $3,000. July 8. Alarm caused by incendiary attempt to fire the barn of Joseph P. Stickne}^, on Main street. Extinguished without loss. July 8. Sanders' Block, owned by J. P. Sanders, immediate- ly north of Washington House, 3Iain street, Fisherville, occu- pied as stores by George W. Abbott, Hale Chadwick and Mc- Neil & Carter. Supposed accidental. Entire loss of building and large loss on stocks of goods. Total loss, $8,500. Insur- ance, $5,500. ' August 1. The range of five wooden buildings on Main street immediately south of the Exchange Building, owned respective- ly by A. J. Prescott, Samuel Blood, Mrs. M. M. Smith, Edson C. Eastman and Franklin Low ; occupied as stores by E. N. Shepard, Robinson & Tilton, Mrs. M. M. Smith, Edson C. East- man and James Hazelton ; chambers by Prescott Bros., James Davis, Club Room, and George H. Bachelder. Supposed acci- dental. Buildings, total loss. Stocks destroyed, or more or Jess damaged. Total loss, $30,000. Insurance, $22,500, October 13. Shed in rear of " Call's Block." Supposed acci- dental. Extinguished with slight loss. January 9, 1870. Four-story brick building fronting Railroad Square, owned b}^ Charles Austin and Joseph Palmer & Co., and occupied by Palmer & Co., spring-makers, in lower story; by' George H. Mansfield, machinist, in second stor3'^ ; and by Charles Austin anel Charles E. Austin, musical instrument manufacturers, ^n third and fourth stories. Cause unknown. Building nearly a total loss. Stocks and tools, (except Palmer & Co's,) the same. Total loss, $20,000. Insurance, $14,300. January 17. Erchai:\ge Building, Main street, third section, owned by John M. Kill, and occupied by Joseph W. Prescott, musical instrument warerooms. Supposed incendiary. Loss ;5lightj not exceeding $100-, insured. 59 SUMMAHY OF LOSSES AND INSURANXE — REDUCTION OF RATES. These losses sum up $74,900 ; divided about one third on buildings and two thirds on stocks, niaehinerj', &c., on which there was paid an insurance of S53,600. Eleven stores were burned, two at East Concord, three at Fisherville, and six in the Precinct, (five of the' latter at a single fire,) all in wooden build- ings, the fires originating in every instance in the night from accidental causes, or at least, probably not from incendiarism; and in no case did their management reflect discredit upon the Department. The loss to stocks of goods was large, in two in- stances complete, and greatly swells the total. An expressive comment is found in the fact that no damage by fire occurred to other parties, during the j'ear, occupying stores in blocks or build- ings of brick. But a single dwelling-house has been consumed and two. others, contiguous to burning buildings, damaged. The losses are largely in excess of last year, but yet the figures show a fair average profit to the companies, compared with the annual premiums paid by our citizens. Within the past jear the rates have fallen from twenty to thirty per cent, a result of no little moment to the community. This reduction is partly due to our fortunate exemption from serious fires the previous 3'ear, and the consequent small losses incurred, but not less to the efficiency of the Fire Department, whose standing has been estimated and ap- preciated by the underwriters and their agents. No class of business interest in this country embraces men of greater tact and judgment or keener perception than that of insurance. Their vocation necessarily demands this, and I esteem the reduction attained as no small compliment to our reputation. PAY-ROLLS CHARACTER OF THE DErARTMENT. The pay-rolls for the year give the following footings : For six months to Aug. I, 1869..: $1,521.75 " " " "Feb. 1,1870 1,468.50 Total $2,990.25 Instituting a comparison with the expenses of the last year of our old organization, when hand engines were in commission and the firemen were paid by the hour, the decrease has been more 60 than fifty per cent. ; and who will question the character and ef- ficienc}^ of the Department? Then, Ave had a succession of fires, often the result of incendiarism with more or less attendant dis- order and demoralization, besides other abuses which it was im- possible to check or restrain. Now, we have discipline, order, thrift, and responsibility-with all their concomitant advantages. And yet it required much effort to eflfect the change ! But it has been accomplished, and we can point with pride to the character of our men in service, as orderly, temperate and industrious citi- zens, closely identified Avith the interests and reputation of our city, and well challenge the claim of any similar community to superiority. RISKS FROM COMPACT WOODEN BUILDINGS. The Avisdom of the ordinance regulating the erection of wood- en buildings in the coinpact portion of the city is rapidly be- coming more apparent. The old edifices which have long stood as landmarks, are gradually disappearing, and their places are supplied with substantial blocks, creditable and profitable to their owners. Let us hope, never more to see human ingenuity taxed to furnish cheap shelter to business, or to add story upon story to the rotting sills of the ancient marts and domicils of our long-departed ancestors. The great danger of extensive conflagrations now is from the houses and outbuildings huddled in rear of, and abutting upon the A'aluable blocks on Main st. Time is laying his ruthless hand upon them, and their tenants, resorting to temporary expedients to render them habitable and comfortable, daily increase the risk of fire. These premises should be often inspected and always carefully watched and guarded, nor shall we feel reasonably secure until they are re- placed with well-constructed workshops and warehouses. REGULATION. OF SALE OF EXPLOSIVE OILS. I would suggest the propriety of the enactment of an ordi- nance regulating the sale of explosive oils and distillations, not now reached by law, and the appointment of some competent person, whose duty it shall be to visit places of business, make investigation, and apply proper tests for purity. So great has 61 become the competition among manufacturers of petroleum oils, that thousands of gallons of the most dangerous material is thrown upon the public ; and the dealer who would shudder at the thought of harboring upon his premises casks of gun- powder, which will not explode except through the direct touch of fire, will draw with a steady hand from barrels of oil, emit- ting inflammable vapors almost to the very blaze of his candle. With a single exception, no fire ever occurred in this city from the cause mentioned, but our extraordinary exemption from loss of life and property in this respect does not detract from the necessity of wholesome laws and regulations. Protection to fam- ilies and individuals, who are daily handling these vile and dan- gerous compounds, requires legislation on this matter. NEW BUILDINGS. The subject of the erection of buildings for the Steam Fire Department, for several years past, has elicited considerable at- tention from the city authorities and the citizens generally. It has provoked much discussion and some contention, and as yet the problem remains unsolved. I cannot but deprecate the erection of conjoint buildings with, the Police Department as in- volving great expenditure and offensive associations, and in this I am supported by the unanimous sentiment of my Assistants and of the'firemen. The experiment has been tried in other small cit- ies, (never in large,) with bad results, and in some instances measures are in progress for a change. While the entire Dej^art- ment unite in the desire for more substantial, convenient and commodious quarters, and the safety of our valuable apparatus requires it, all remain content until the time may arrive when the city, without adding to its present burdens, can, with good economy, complete the project without detriment to any of its interests. HIGH SCHOOL RESERVOIR AXD ITS CONNECTIONS. In the summer#)f 1869, the old cement pipe, leading from the capacious reservoir in the High School yard to the new reservoir at the intersection of Main and Pleasant streets, was, under my personal superintendence, taken up and replaced with substan- 62 • tial iron pipe of eight inch calibre. No pains was spared id the performance of this work. The pipe was laid upon perfect inclinations, lowered so as to draw the reservoir to its very bot- tom, and though the labor was exceedingl}- arduous, and often- times perplexing and difllcult, it was performed in a most accept- able manner, and its reliability and permanency is unquestioned. Wells for the steamers to draft from were placed, two on School street, one adjoining the reservoir and another half way between Main and State streets, and one each at the corner of Main and School, and Main and "Warren streets, all eligible and command- ing points, at convenient distances. The connection, up Main street, to the reservoir in front of the State House Yard, had been made the year previous Avith iron pipe of the same size. The cost of the entire work has been about $3,300. The advantage^ of this water supply to the compact portion of our city cannot be over-estimated. It has never failed in time of fire, although when the old cement pipe was in use, much trouble was experienced from leakages, and on several occasions breaks occurred in crit- cal emergencies, compelling a change of apparatus and entail- ing damage and loss. In illustration of its capacity, I will state that thirty hours previous to the large fire of August 1, when the wooden buildings immediately south of the Exchange were burned, the final connection of this new iron pipe was made. To accomplish this the reservoir had been drained, but so jrapidly had it filled that it supplied two steamers, stationed upon its line, for nearly two hours, and a single steamer for several hours afterwards. This was at a time of extremer drought, and I be- lieve the test sufficient to warrant its lasting qualities for all the demands which may be made upon it with our present appara- tus. Great care should be taken in laying the sevv'ers,, under the plan recentl}'' adopted by the city, that its sources should not be leached or in anywise impaired or lessened. HOSE AND FIKE-SUITS. Eleven hundred feet new two and one-half inch, double rivet- ed hose has been purchased, and one thousand feet assigned to Eagle Hose, and the balance divided between the two steamers. It was manufactured in our own city by Messrs. Samuel Eastman & Co., from the best Philadelphia leather, and has stood the most 63 severe tests in trials before its purchase and in actual service since. We have now in use twenty-five hundred feet of new hose of this calibre, sufRcient for the ordinary exigencies of the Steam Fire Department, and a reserve of eighteen hundred feet two inch hose, old but quite serviceable. The latter was bought before the introduction of the steamers, and has proved of in- sufficient size for safe use by them, particularly as it has become less sound by age. I would recommend its sale and the pur- chase of one thousand or twelve hundred feet of two and one- half inch capacity. A reserve is always needed to sup[)ly the place of wet hose, which must be hung -up in the tower and dried before it is reeled, requiring one or two days according to the season of the year ; or to be held in readiness when an unusual length of line is necessary ; or for change in cases of fracture. From a special appropriation for that purpose I have procured fifty new beaver fire-jackets, supplying each member of the steam- ers and Eagle llose, and equitably dividing the remainder among other companies as their need seemed to demand. They afford to the men great protection from exposure and will well repay their cost. HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY. Through my recommendation the membership of Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, has been reduced from twentj'-four to fifteen men. This is the usual complement allowed to this branch in other cities, and our short experience attests its pro- priety. The carriage of the company is heavy anil cumbrous, but I hope that during the coming year a change will be made for lighter and more convenient apparatus. VALEDICTORY. My relation as Chief of this Department will cease the current mouth, at the termination of an ofllcial year. I cannot leave the position without tendering my sincere obligations for the support I have alwaj^s received. To the city authorities, and especially to the Mayor and Fire Committee, for a generous re- sponse to all my requisitions ; to my Assistants for their prompt 64 aid and co-operation ; to each organization and its members for faithful execution of orders and efficiencj' ; and to all for their cordial regard and many acts of kindness. I have striven to give unity and energy to the service, and my leward has been in its accomplishment and in the warm appreciation of my efforts b}' the entire community. ABEL B. HOLT, Chief Engineer. Concord, February, 1870. 65 ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR 1870. BOARD OF ENGINEERS. Name. ABEL B. nOLT, CHIEF ENGIXEER, Occupation. Lumber Dealer, Jtesidcnce. Merrimack Street. ASSISTANT ENGINEEES Karnes. JOHN M. HILL, JOHN D. TEEL, DAVID L. NEAL, LOWELL EASTMAX, SAMUEL R. MANN, JAMES FRYE, Occupation. Editor and Publisher, Farmer, Clerk. Carpenter and Builder, Macliiuist, Farmer, GEORGE PARTRIDGE, Cooper, Jlesidence. Montgomery Street. Main Street. Elm, cor. of Fayette st. School Street. Fishervillc. East Concord. West Concord. Clerk, JOHN D. TEEL. Schedule of Property — Steam Fire Department. Engine house, lot and stable, $2,000; stoves, funnel and stove ap- paratus, $20; 22 settees, $88 ; 12 chairs, $6; 1 force pump and hose, $12; 1 wash-bench and vise, $8; 100 ft. one-inch rope, $5; 1 bed and bedding and 3 tables, .$20; 1 colfee boiler, &c., $5; 1 saw and saw- horse, $3 ; 1 hogshead tub, $1.50; 2 fire axes, $5; 1 coal sifter, $1 ; 2 bushel baskets, $2; 1 set of steps, $2; dust pans, brooms and mops, $1 ; wood and coal $10 ; total, $2,223.50. The buildings occupied by the Steamers and Eagle Hose are in good order and fair repair. Miscellaneous Property not in service. 1 Hunneman hand-engine, (old No. 6,) $350 ; 1 four-wheel hose- carriage, (old "Eagle Hose,") $25; 1 two-wheel hose-carriage, $5; 1800 feet old two-inch hose and couplings, $900; 50 feet old two-inch hose and couplings, §8 ; 100 feet old hnen hose, $1 ; 5 stoves, $40 ; 1 bell, $8 ; 1 signal lantern, $1 ; rod and rollers, $1 ; 1 table, $1 ; 2 hang- ing lamps and rellectors. $1 ; 8 spittoons, $1 ;. $6 jugs, $1 ; 1 lot belt- straps and bolts, $1 ; lantern, ropes, and bars of Fire Police, §19 ; to- tal, $1,363. 66 " GOV. HILL," STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, No. 1. OFFICERS. Daxiel 'W. Long, Foreman. Augustus R. Manning, Asst. Foreman. Beza H. Lincoln, Clerk. Augustus H. Wiggin, Engineer, MEMBERS. JWime*. Daniel W. Long, Angustus R. Manning, Augustus II. Wiggin, Steplicn Blancy, John A. Lane, Beza II. Lincoln, Frank G. Mason, Eugene A. Rix, Edwin .1. Cheney, Sylvester G. Long, Richard M. Patten, Andrew B. Carter, Frank Smart, Occt4pation, CarriageTrimmer, Blacksmith, Printer, Carriage Painter, Blacksmith, Carriage Trimmer, Baggage Master, C. R. Carriage Trimmer, Machinist, Machinist, Blacksmith, Provision Dealer, Driver of Steamer, R., liesidence. Spring St. Pleasant Avenue. Hanover at. Spring, corner School St. Warren, corner of Mer. st Spring St. Pearl st. School, corner of Spring st. Thorndike st. Centre, corner of Spring st. Walnut St. Spring St. Merrimack st. Schedule of Property — Steamer " Gov. Ifi7?." Steamer $4,500; hose-carriaofe, $200; 750 feet 2 1-2 inch, new leather hose, $1,125; 13 new fire jackets, $162.50; 12 lire suits and caps, $60 2 blunderbusses and spread nozzle, $45; 3 buclcets and 3 lanterns, $12 1 bar, 1 axe, 1 shovel, .$i; 16 spanners and belts, $8; 4 reducers, $10 1 jack-screw, $5 ; 2 rubber valves and springs, $6 ; 5 wrenches, $3 ; 6 tin cans, .$3; 3 towels, §1; 2 hammers and watei*-pots, $3 ; 1 trumpet, $5; total, $6,152.50. This Steamer is a first-class machine, playing four streams, and was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1862. It is in good order and condition. "KEARSARGE," STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2. OFFICERS. Daxiel B. Xewuall, Foreman. George L. Lovejoy, Asst. Foreman. George A. Glover, CIcrl: Benjajiix F. Dunklee, Engineer. Names. Daniel R. Newhall, George L. Lovejoy, George A. Glover, Nath.-m H. Haskell, William M. Leaver, Benjamin F. Dunklee, Horace D. Carter, William Badger, Warren H. Corning, John C Shay, Arthur L. Currier, Charles Cro«-, George Frazier, MEMBERS. Occupation. Clerk, Painter, Tinsmith, Painter, ' Painter, Machinist, Machinist, Gas-FJtter, Hair-Dresser, Painter, Hack-Driver, Carriage 3Iaker, Driver of Steamer, liesidence. School Street. Elm Street. Warren Street. Perley Street. Wall Street. Merrimack Street- Main Street. Maple Street. School Street. Main Street. Warren Street. Elm Street. State Street. ' Schedule of Property — Steamer '■' Kearsarge.^'' Steamer, $4,200; hose-carriage, $200; 700 feet new two and one-half inch hose, $1,050; 13 new lire jackets, $162.50; 12 fire suits and caps, $72; 2 bhuiderbnsses, .$25; 2 axes, 1 shovel, 1 bar, .$5; 3 buckets and 3 lanterns, .$12; 4 wrenches and two hammers, $6; 4 tin cans, $2; 3 re- ducers, $7.50; 1 jack-screw, $5; 16 spanners and belts, $8; 1 coal grate, $5 ; 1 trumpet, $5 ; total, $5,765. This Steamer is a second-class machine, playing two streams, and j\-as built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1866. It is iu most excellent order and condition. G8 "EAGLE HOSE" COMPANY, No. 1. OFFICERS, Charles M. Lang, Foreman. Orlando S. Emerson, Asst. Foreman Karnes. Charles M. Lang, Orlando S. Emerson,* Moses T. Palmer, Charles A..Savory, James Hill, Joseph C. Cochran, Joseph E. Lawrence, Amos IL Morrison, Eben llichanlson, Charles II. Sanders, Joseph II. Lane, Joshua II. Crane, Moses T. Palmer, Clerl:. MEMBERS. Occupatio7i. Painter, Machinist, Machinist, Carpenter, Blacksmith, Clerk, Harness Maker, Machinist, Machinist, Machinist, Wheelwright, Machinist, Residence. Centre st. Railroad Square. Warren st. State St. Beacon st. Elm St. Monroe st. Prince st. Short St. Thorndike st. Sullivan st. State St. Schedule of Property — " Eagle Hose.'''' One four-wheel hose-carriage, $600; 100(^feet two and one-half inch hose, $1,750; 12 new fire jackets, $150: 12 fire suits and caps, $72; 2 blunderbusses and spread-nozzle, $45; 1 bar and axe, §5; 16 spanners and belts, $8 ; 2 tin cans, $1 ; 1 rope and ring, $1 ; total, $2,632. The carriage in use is of the latest and most approved pattern, and was built by tlie Ainoslicag Manufacturing Company in the Fall of 1868. It can be run, at option, by hand or horse power. 69 HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, No. 1. OFFICER S, Basiel Clifford, Foreman. Andrew H. Webster, Asst. Foreman, MEMBERS. Joseph B. Smart, Chrk. Names. D:int?l Clifford, Andrew H. Webster, JjsCiih B. Smart, Caarles T. Wasson, Rsiiben B. Morgan, Joseph Lord, Alvah C Ferrin, Ejuben L:»ke, Augustine Collin?, Benjamin Ouilette, Michael Ai-nold, Zachariah Lord, James ¥, Ward, James T. Lord, David Rolfc, Occupation. Carpenter, Carriage Maker, Mason, Carpenter, Carpenter, Painter, Mason, Teamster, Carpenter, Can^enter, Laborer, C. R. R. Painter, Carpenter, Painter, Painter, Besidence, Green st. State St. Maple St. Main st. Beacon st. Main st. Centre st. Fayette st. South St. Main st. Main st. Downing st. Spring St. Main st< State St. Schedule of Property — Hook and Ladder Company., No. 1. House, §oO ; carriage, $250 ; 380 feet ladders, $76 ; 3 large fire hooks, topes and chains, $60; 10 small fire hooks and pikes, $10; o shovels and 2 axes, $7 ; 2 iron bars, §8 ; 1 iron jack and can, $3 ; 2. pitchforks, $1; 2 new fire jackets, $25; total, $490. The location of the house of this Company is on Warren street, im- mediately in rear of Central Block. The building stands nearly upon a line of the street, which is narrow, and hardly admits if safe and rapid egress. It is also xwIh., uncomfortable and insecure. 70 CONCORD RAILROAD HYDRANT & HOSE COMFY, No. 1. OFFICERS. Edward STUDLEY, Foreman. Moi?ES W. DiCKERMAN, Asst. Foreman. Philip Flaxdeus, ClcrTi, MEMBERS. Xanics. Sdward Stndley, Moses W. Dickerman, Philip Flanders, Charles L. Eastman, Hiram Richardson, Jonathan Evans, Abel F. Moore, I'homas A. Moore, George Cunningham, James T. Gordon, William Smith, Xadoc S. Packard, Kathau B Bickford, James Lahey, Dennis SUlHvnB, John Gcanty, Philip Plnmmer, John Sexton, William H. Collins, Hnzen Abbott, Sylvester Bennett, Wilson D% Garvin, llosea B. Felch, Cbftriofi Mahagan, ■ Occupation. Master Mechanic, Master Car Department, i*attern Maker, Overseer Machine shop, Carjienter, Engineer, Road Master, Carpenter, Forger, Engineer, Machinist, Carpenter, Gas-Fittcr, Laborer, Forger, Car Examiner, Carpenter, Machinist, Engineer, Carpenter, Machinist, Carpenter, Carpenter, Laborer, Residence. State St. Fayette st. Tahanto st. Pleasant st. Franklin st. Short St. Rumford st. Railroad Square. Main st. Railroad Square. West St. Warren st. Railroad Square. Cross St. Centra st. Cross St. Wall St. Main st. Main st. Wall St. Thompson st. South St. Spring St. Turnpike st. Schedule of Property— Concord Jiailrodd Sydrani and Sose> ■^wo two-whee]|liose-cama.ges, $325 ; 2 new fire jackets. $26; 6 fire piVits, ^2i ; lotal, $374, The carriages are housed at the' Freight Station of the CoHGOrd Rail- road. 71 NORTHERN RAILROAD HYDRANT & HOSE CO., No. 2. OFFICERS. James N. Laudeu, Foreman. George Hahrisgton, Asst. Foreman. LuTHEK "W. KicuoLS, Ckrk. Xames. James N. Lauder, George Harrington, Luther W. Nichols, Joseph F. Emerson, Thomas A Pillsbury, John P. Mason, Charles F. Nichols, Frank Wolcott, Charles E. Robbing, Asa Folsoni, Loren W. Glvsson, Charles B. Pettengill, MEMBERS. Occupation. Master Mechanic, Mnrhinist, Clerk, Blacksmith, Machinist, , Machinist, Clerk, Wood Worker, Machinist, Machinist, Machinist, Machinist, Residence, Washington st. Warren st. Main st. Snllivan st. Washington st. Chapel St. Spring St. Spring St. Spring St. Pearl st. Cross St. Penacook st. Schedule of Property — Northera Bailroad Hydrant and Hose* Two new fire jackets, $25 ; 3 fire suits, $12 ; total, $37. PIONEER," ENGINE COMPANY, No. 1. Hand Engine. — Fisherville. OFFICERS. Joiix Whittakeu, Foreman. Robert Crowtiieu, Ist Engineers JOHX G. VfAViUE^, Asst. Foreman- Henry C Briggs, M Engineer. Calvin Roberts, Clerk. Kamett John Whittaker, John G. Warren, Robert Crowther, Henry C. Briggs, Calvin Roberts, Joel A Cushon, Isaac N. Vesper, Frank A. Emerson, Edward McArdle, Isaac P. Durgin, Reuben Goodwin, MEMBERS. Occupation. Lumber Dealer^ Carpenter, Spinner, Machinist, Watchman, Machinist, Machinist, Cloth Dresser, Cabinet Maker, Machinist, Farmer, Jiesidence, Warren st. Church St. Summer st. Elm St. Merrimack *t. Depot St. High St. Summer st. Depot St. Summer st. High St. 72 Karnes. Hazen KnowltoD) John A. Coburn, William H. BcII, I'raiik A. Abbott, Abial Kolfe, Eli Hanson, Joshua S. Bean, Moses H. BeaU) George P. Meserve, Grant P. MeserVe, Moses H. Fifiekl, Elkins P. Everett, Charles H. Garland, Edgar Roberts, John C. Linehan, John Carter, James S. Crowther, Charles W. Hardy, Charles G. Morse, AVilliam Dow, J. Wesley Dean, Samuel H. Runnels, Fitield Tucker, Patrick Foley, Edward H. Dixon, Thomas C. French, Timothy Linehan, Stephen C UarveJ*, Charles C. Bean, John B. Goldsmith, George C Morgan, Joseph E. Sanders, Oliver J. Drew, John C. Morrison, Henry Rolfe, James C. Bowen, Henry F. Brown, Jonathan Walsh, William O. Dyer, Occupation. Carpenter, Harness Maker, Jeweler, Cabinet Maker, Insurance Agent, Saw Mill Tender, Teamster, Coach Driver, Cabinet Maker, Cabinet Maker, Teamster, Harness 3Iaker, Machinist, Saw Mill Tender, Merchant, Merchant, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Cabinet Maker, Merchant, Teamster, Stone Cutter, Cabinet Maker, Mechanic, Cabinet Maker, Cabinet Maker, Machinist, Hotel Clerk, Teamster, Butcher, Carpenter, Mechanic, Machinist, Speculator, Mechanic, Moulder, Clerk, Manufacturer, Cloth Dresser, Residence. Depot St. Merrimack st. Spring St. Merrimack st. Depot St. Cross St. Central st. Elm St. Summer st. Summer st. High St. Walnut St. Main st. High St. Charles st. High St. High St. High St. Union st. IMerrimack st. Central st. Main st. High St. Foundry Lane. Elm St. Main st. Warren st. High St. Summer st. Washington st. Main st. Main st. Merrimack st. Main st. Summer st. Central st. Elm St. Main st. Main st. Schedule of Property — " Ptoneer,^^ Ko. 1. House, $800; engine, $1000; 2 hose-carriages, $200; 600 feet tWO- Inch new leather hose, $1050; 300 feet two-inch old leather hose, $150; 1 set runners, $5 ; 5 lanterns, $5 ; 1 ax, 1 bar, $3 ; 6 new fire jackets, $75; 5 fire suits, 20; 1 stove and funnel, $20; 6 settees, $24; 6 chairs, $3; lean, 4 lamps, $2; 1 fire-hook and rope, $25; 1 signal lantern, $3; 6 spanners and Wrenches, $3; total, $3,388. This machine is a " Button" tub, playing two powerful and effective streams. The Company take great pride in the orderly condition of the apparatus and its efficiency has been well attested in recent service. The building needs repairs which will be made during the ensiriug Spring. 73 " OLD FORT," ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2. Haud Enorine.— East Concord. o FFIC K RS CtSOROE W. MooDV, Foreman. Edmond S. Curtis, Asst. Foreman. JoitN E. Fkye, Clefk. Kanies. George W. Moody, Edmond S. Curtis, John E. Frye, George H. Curtis, William A. Bean, Washington Hill, JohnN. Hill, Alvah Atwood, John Hanrahan, Adoniram B. Seavey, Daniel Pettengill, David Pettengill, Robert Bell, George B. Pecker, Robert H. Potter, Elbridge Euierj', Frank Osgood, Daniel B. Sanborn, Lauren Cloughj Henry McDaniell, Thomas Bean, Edward R. Noyes, Josiah C. Chesley, Augustus Dustin, Orra Hodge, MEMBERS Occupation. Carpenter. Farmer. Farmer. Musical Instrument Maker. Brickmaker. Farmer. Section Man. ■ Shoemaker. Laborer. Carpenter, Painter. • Laborer. Stone Cutter. Farmer. Farmer. Carpenter. Blacksmith. Farmer. Station Agent. ' Laborer. Brick Maker. Farmer. Blacksmith. Stone Cutter. Miller. Schedule of Property— "■ Old Fort,'' No. 3. House, $600 ; engine, §400 ; hose-carriage, $100 ; 500 feet two-inch leather hose, $500; fire-hook and rope, $15; 1 set runners, $10; 6 set- tees, $24; 2 stoves and funnel, $&; 2 axes, 1 bar, $3; 2 lanterns and lamps, $4 ; 2 fire suits, $8 ; 6 chairs and table, .$3 ; 4 buckets, $8 ; 2 whiffletrees and chains, $2 ; signal lantern, $3; stand, looking-glass and brush, SI ; 1 shovel, $1 ; trumpet, $5; total, $1,693, •This is a Hunneman tub, is the smallest machine in the city, but well adapted to the requirements of its locality. The apparatus and build- ing are serviceable and in good order. 74 " NIAGARA," ENGINE COMPANY No. 3. Hand Engine. — West Concord. OFFICERS. Ariel C. Abbott, Foreman, John F. Bowe, Asst. Foreman. Xamet.. Abial C. Abbott, John F. Howe, Moses F. Clough, Is.iac H. Farnum, Stephen W. Kellom, L3nian Sawyer, John HarnngtOD, Michael Jenkins, Timothy Green, Jerry Quinn, Haver Carley^ Kichard Jenkins, Dennis Conner, James P. Darling, Caleb S. Colby, Frank B. Farnum, John H. Kimball, Hivrvey H. Farnum, James Benson,! Patrick Conway, Charles E. Kemp, Charles L. Rowe, Charles H. Bessee, Michael Huben, Stephen F. Abbott, MEMBERS. Moses F. Clocgh, Clerk. Occupation, Quarry man. Quarryman. Station Agent. Carpenter. Farmer. Farmer. Operative in Mill. Operative in Mill. Operative in Mill. Operative in Mill. Operative in Mill. Operative in Mill. Laborer. Cooper. Section Hand. Farmer. Quarryman. Merchant. Operative in Mill, Operative in Mill. Operative in Mill. Quarryman. Quarryman. Overseer in MiU^ Farmer. Schedule of Property — '* Niagara,'''' No. S. House, $600; engine, $500; hose-carriage, $100; 600 feet two-inch leather hose, §1,050; 300 feet two-inch leather hose, $150; 1 set run- ners, $10; 3 axes and 1 crow bar, $5;. 2 tire suits, $8; 4 budgets and 2 lanterns, $12; 1 trumpet, $5; 2 stoves and funnel, $10; 8 settees, $32; 1 signal lantern, $3; 6 spanners and belts, $1; 1 chain and whiffletrec, $2; 2 torches, $1 ; total, $2,489. This machine is a Hnnneman tub, and ^vith its hose and other ap- paratus, is in good repair." Its house has been newly shingled during the past year and is otherwise in fair couditionr 75 SU3IMARY'0F FIRE DEPARTMENT. IN PRECINCT. Engineers 5 Steamers' Members 24 Hose Members 12 Hook and Ladder Members 15 Hydrant and Hose Members 36 — 92 WITHOUT PRECINCT. Engineers 3 Members at Fisherville 50 Members at East Concord 25 Members at West Concord 25 — 103 Total , 195 PUBLIC RESERVOIRS. Capacity— Cubic Feet. Value. 1. Main street, near Abbot, Downing & Co.'s 1000 $500.00 2. " near Harvey, Morgan & Co.'s 1000 300.00 8. " corner of Pleasant street *1500 500.00 4. " opposite James R. Hill's shop 500 150.00 6. " south front State Honse Yard 200 100.00 6. " middle front State House Yard *1500 500.00 7. '' north front State House Yard 400 150.00 8. " corner of Centre street 600 250.00 9. " roar of City Hall 2000 400.00 10. "' opposite E. H. Rollins' 600.... .250.00 11. " corner of Franlvlin street 300 150.00 12. *' opposite John H. George's 800 275.00 13. " near Francis N. risk's 800 275.00 14. State street, corner of Wasliington street 500 200.00 15.. " opposite Winter street 500 200.00 16. *' in High School Yard 3000 800.00 17. ** corner of Plea-sant street 1000 350,00 18. ** near C, O. Pre-s.sey's, 1000 300.00 19. *' corner of Thorndike street 1000 300.00 20. " corner of West street 800 275.00 21. South street, corner of Cross street 800 250.00 22. " nearEdward A. Abbott's.'. 1000 300.00 (♦Supplied from Rejcrvoir in High School Yard. 76 23. Thompson street, near H. T. Chickering's 1100 300:00 24. Pleasant street, near George H. H. Silsby's, 900 300.00 25. Kumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 1000 300.00 26. Orchard street, corner of Phie street, 4000 600.00 27. School street, near J. V. Barron's 3500 500.00 28. Washington street, near Euniford street, 800 300.00 29. Prince street, near D. E. Smith's, 1000. 300.00 3*0. Centre street, corner of Union street, 1000 300,00 31. Gas-Holder, rear of Main street, 44000 32, 33 and 34, supplied from reservoir in High School Yard; well in school street; well at intersection of School and Main streets ; well at intersection of Warreu and Main streets. SUMMARY. Value of reservoirs, as above, - $9,475.00 Iron pipe to State House Eeservior and from Gas-Holdei- Tank, 3,500,00 Total, $\2,975.m ' SCHEDULE OF CITY PPtOFERTY— FIRE DEPARTME^vT. Engine House, Lot and Furniture. ,^. . .$2,223.50 Steamer " Gov. Hill," and apparatus, > 6,152,50 Steamer '• Kearsage," and apparatus, " 5,765.00 '• Eagle Hose,'' and apparatus, 2,(532.00 Hook and Ladder, and apparatus, 490.00 Hydrant and Hose, Concord Railroad, 374.00 Hydrant and Hose, Northern Railroad, 37.00 '• Pioneer," No. 1, (Fisherville,) 3,388.00 '• Old Fort," No. 2, (East Concord,) 1,693.00 '■'• Niagara," No. 3, (West Concord,) 2,489,00 Miscellaneous property not in use, 1,363.00 Reservoirs and pipes, 12,975.00 Total,. ...,,..... ,r....,,4...., , $39,582.00 m AX OllDINANCE RELATIVE TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Concord, as foliates : Sectiox 1. The fire department shall consist of a chief enjjineer, seven assistant eiiijinecrs, (four of whom shall reside Avithin the Pre- oiuct,) and eu<rine-men, hose-men and hook-and-laddcr men, to be divided into companies as follows : Steamers Nos. 1 and 2, twelve men eaeli. inoludin<>; an ensjiueer; Hose Company No. 1. twelve men; Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, tweuty-four men*; Hydrant and Hose Company No. 1, twenty-four men; Hydrant and Hose Company No. 2, twelve men ; Engine Companies Nos. 6f and 7, not less than twenty-five nor more than thirty-five men each; Entjine Company No 8, not less than forty. nor more than fifty men; and tlie appointment of said en;^i- neers, and other members of the department sliall be made b,y tlie mayor ■ and aldermen, in tlie montli of Febrnar}^, annually: prodded, however., tliat vacancies may be filled at any time. And tiie said assistant engi- iieers sliall constitute the board of eno-ineers and shall perform the duties and exercise tlie powers of fire wards. No person shall be ap- pointed a member of either of the aforesaid companies wiio is less than twenty-one or more than sixty-five years of a<i;e.J 8i:c. 2. In all cases of fire the chief engineer shall have the sole and absolute control and command over all the engineers and other members of the department, and he sliall at all times exercise super- vision of the entire apparatus which may be in use. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the foreman or captain of each engine, hose, hj'drant and hose and hook and ladder company at least once a month, and also within one day after every fire at which said company may have attended, to examine into the condition of the fire apparatus belonging to his respective compaii}', and report any deficiency which may exis.t to the chief engineer; and the chief engineer shall report annually, in the month of February, to the board of aldermen, stating 311 his report the names of all the memljcrs of the board of engineers, and of each of the companies. He shall also cause all necessary re- pairs to be made upon reservoirs and the apparatus of the department. Sec. 4. Ill the absence of the chief engineer, the next assistant engi- neer in i-ank, who may be present, shall have the powers and perform the duties of the chief engineer; and the setuority in rank of the engi- neers shall be determined by the board of engineers at their first meet- ing. Sec. 5, It shall be the duty of the members of the fire department, •whenever any fire shall break out in the city, forthwith to repair to their respective engines and other apparatus, to convey the same to or near the place where the fire may be, place themselves under the con- * Reduced by special ordinance to fifteen men. t Tfie numbers of these Companies have been changed by theBon.id of Engineers; !\o. 8 now is flesiguated a** No. 1 ; No. 7 as No. 2; No. 6 as No. 3; each taking the number of the ^Vard lu which it is respectively located. t " Old Fort" Company No. 2, has been excepted from this provision, and by special ordiuauce is cmpdvered to enlist men over the age of eighteen. 78 trol of the chief and otlier engineers, and upon permission of the chief or presiding engineer, in an orderly maimer, to return such engine and apparatus to their respective places of deposit, provided that in the ab- sence of all the engineers, such permission and all orders shall proceed from their respective foremen. Sec. 6. Each company of the department shall take out their re- spective engines and apparatus for exercise as often as the chief engi- neer shall direct. And such exercise shall be diiected and requii-ed by the chief enghieer not oftener than once a month and at least once in two months. Skc. 7. It shall be the duty of the engineer of each steamer to keep his machine at all times in perfect order and repair, and in readiness for immediate service, and of the other members thereof, to take m charge the hose of said company, having the same properly dried and reeled as soon as may be, after use at any fire, and otherwise to per- form any necessary duty which their foreman may direct. Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the teamster of each steamer to take charge of the horses attached to his company, to groom and otherwise properlj' attend them, to keep the stables in a cleanly and orderly con- dition, and to act as stewards of the steamers' house, under the diree- tion of the chief engineer. Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of each other engine, hose, and hydrant and hose company to have their engine, hose and other apparatus cleaned, washed, oiled, reeled and housed immediately after their ra- turn from any tire or service, and at all times to maintain the same in good condition. Sec. 10. All members of the department, when on duty, shall wear some suitable badge, to be determined upon by the board of engineers. Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the board of engineers to inquire for and examine into all places where shavings and other combustible materials may be collected or deposited ; and cause the same to be re- moved by the tenants or occupants of such places, or at their expense, "whenever, in the opinion of said board, or of any committee of said board, such removal may be necessary to the security of the city against fire. Sec. 12. The pay of the members of the department shall be as follows: Within the Precinct — Chief Engineer, $100 per annum; As- sistant Engineers, $25 per annum ; En»-ineers of Steamers. $100 per aimum, Members of Steamers, $25 per amium, Members of Hose Com- pany. $25 per annum. Members of Hook and Ladder Company, $18 per annum, Members of Hydrant and Hose Company, $15 per annum. Wiihont the Frecinct — For Engine Companies Nos. 6 and 7, the sum of $200 per annum each, and for Engine Companj' No. 8, the sura of $400 per annum — to be divided among the members as each company may direct upon its pay-roll. For Assistant Engineers at East and West Concord, ten dollars ea«h, and for Assistant Engineer at Fisher- ville, fifteen dollars. Sec. 13. For each absence from fire or neglect of duty, the chief and assistant engineers and engineers of steamers shall be lined three dollars each, and each other member of the department one dollar. Provided^ hoioever. That any fireman, liable as above, may, in case of temporary absence or sickness, have power of substitution by giving notice, each assist»int engineer to the chief, and each other member to the foreman of his companj-. And the clerk of the board of engineers, and of each company sliall make returns of all fines upon their rolls» and such fines shall "be deducted frora the pay of parties incurring them. 19 Sec. 14. The pay-rolls of the board of eno:ineers and of the scveval fire companies shall be made up and sworn to by the chief and clerk for the board of cnirineers, and by the foreman and clerk of each (rdmpany, respectively, and returned to the board of eu>i:iucers for approval, and, after the action of the said engineers, and tlie sanction of the City Council, said pay-rolls shall be passed over to the City Marshal, under "vvhose sole direction all sums for services of firemen shall be disbursed. Sec. 15. The clerks of tlie several companies shall make up their pay-rolls semi-annually, on the first day of February and Auijust, re- spectively, and pavnient thereon shall be immediately thereafter, a<j^ree- ubly to the forei^oinjif section, and said clerks shall be allowed six dol- lars per annum each for their service's. Skc. 16. No charijes for extra service by any member of the depart- ment shall be allowed, unless upon a written order of a member of the board of enoineers. Sec. 17. It shall be the duty of the City Marshal and the police force imder his control, to have in charj^e all matters relatinjif to the removal and protection of personal property, endarigered by fire, and any person entering a building or removing propert}^ in contra- vention of the orders of said City Marshal, shall be liable to a fine of five dollars, to be recovered in the police court of this city. Sec. 18. Anj' volunteer company, using the apparatus of the city at any fire, shall be under the control and command of the chief en- gineer and his assistants agreeably to the foregoing provisions of this ordinance. 80 REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SEWERAGE. To tlie Honorable City Council of the City of Concord: The Committee on sewerage beg leave to present the follow- ing report : That they have expended during the year in the construction of the main sewer from the Merrimack River through Freight street to Main street, thence up Main street to Capitol street, and up Warren street to the brook or ditch between Green and Spring streets, and in the purchase of tools, lumber, &c., for the work, the sum of $13,203,23 And in laying sevent}^ feet of cement pipe sewer, (12-inch) in Downing street, 80.80 $13,284.03 That they have on hand tools, lumber and ma'ferial • valued at 189.57 Net cost of work, $13,094.46 The following is a detailed statement of the material pur- chased, with cost of same and the expenditure made : • 296,560 brick, at $8,50 per thousand, $2,532.76 642 casks of cement, 1,749.00 110 feet 8-inch cement pipe, 34.65 525 feet 10-inch cement pipe, 212.63 72 1-2 feet 12-inch cement pipe, 39.15 3 feet 18-inch cement pipe, 2.97 10 elbows, 10-inch cement pipe, 24.75 5 elbows, 10-inch cement pipe, 13.50 Trenching, brick-laying, pipei^laying and labor on sewer, 6,995.87 Trucking, 28.60 Castings, 901.70 Tools, 110.81 Repairs of Tools, 90.46 Lumber for curbing, covers and patterns, 182.81 81 Carpenter-work, making covers, patterns, etc 73.62 Incidentals, 73.54 Hauling rubble and stone for banlc wall at mouth of sewer, 91.00 Land dfimage, 27.00 Engineering, 100.00 $13,284.03 For 'all which expenditure vouchers are herewith returned to the City Council. There has been built — • 1850 feet, 24 by 36-inch main sewer, extending from Merrimack river to Warren#street. 1211 feet, 20 b}' 32-inch, main sewer, extending from Main street up Warren street to the brook or ditch before mentioned. 400 feet 20 by 32-inch, main sewer, extending on Main street from Warren to School streets. 200 feet 14 by 21 -inch, main sewer, extending on Main street from School to Capitol streets. 70 feet 12-inch cement pipe drain on Downing street. 30 catch-basins with the connecting pipes. 17 man-holes The 70 feet of 12-inch cement pipe drain on Downing street above mentioned, is part of a drain intended to be about 400 feet in length, commenced for the purpose of draining the low land west of South street. But the work was not commenced until late in the season, and the committee deemed it best that said work should be deferred until the next Spring, when the condition of the ground should be more favorable. Your committee estimate the cost of 17 man-holgs with cast-iron covers, $599.42 30 catch-basins, with cast-iron collars, etc., 1,740.00 And the total cost of the cement pipe connections between the catch-basins and the main sewer, 649.08 If Ave deduct from the total cost of the work the cost of catch- basins, and their connections and man-holes, and the expendi- ture incurred at the mouth of the sewer in protecting the river banlc, ($171.00) we- find that the largest main sewer has cost 6 82 about $2,80 per linear foot. The second size, $2.50 per foot and the smallest, $2.28 per foot. The original plan of the sewer contemplated that the main should discharge into the ditch extending from the rear of the Passenger Depot to the river ; but as that plan would involve the necessit^^ of deepening said ditch and considerable expendi- ture in paving the sides and bottom, and for the further reason, that an open ditch across the intervale would be likely to be filled with sand at every freshet which should overttow the inter- vale, your committee decided to extend the covered sewer from the crossing of the railroad directly to the river. This involved the building of say 200 feet* of sewer with the further ex- pense of a bank wall at the mouth. The right of way was granted through the land owned by George L. Whitney and wife in consideration of an agreement on the part of the city to rub- ble the river bank, so that the land adjoining should not be washed away by reason of the breaking of the bank for the sewer. Mr. AVhitney was also paid the further sum of $27 for injury done his crops. Your committee believe the sewer as now constructed across said intervale, will need little or no attention to keep it clear. It was also contemplated by the original plan that the sewer on Main street should be laid only deep enough to drain the cellars on the west side of the street, leaving the drainage on the east side to be provided for by a drain to be built through the pass-way in the rear of said buildings. Your committee, however, caused the sewer on Main street to be laid so that the top is nine feet below the surface, — a depth sufficient to drain the cellars of the buildings on the east side of the street. Your committee have made special efforts to obtain informa- tion of a reliable nature as to the durability of the cement pipe used for side drains. They have visited other cities where such pipe is being largel}^ used, and availed themselves of all means of information within their reach, and they are fully convinced that the cement pipe which they have used will prove as durable as the brick sewer, and that when a sufficient time has elapsed to prove its quality it will be adopted for all drains in the city of eighteen inches or less in diameter. Your committee find that 83 in other cities where it has been introduced, the use of it is largely increased each year, and if said pipe is properly laid they have entire confidence in its permanency. Previous to the commencement of the work your committee advertised for proposals for laying the brick, the city to do the trenching and find all materials. The lowest bid which they could obtain for that work was eighty cents per linear foot. As the largest size sewer contained only seventy bricks per foot, this bid would have amounted to a little more than ten dollars per thousand for laying bricks, including the expense of tend- ing the masons. Mr. Fellows' estimate shows the brick-laj-ing and tending as done b}^ the day, to have cost the city forty cents per linear foot, and in the whole work a saving of fourteen hundred and sixty- four dollars and forty-five cents, made in working by the day. The subjoined table prepared by Mr. Fellows, and made up by him from the paj'-rolls, exhibits in detail the cost of the work : 1850 feet of brick sewer, 24 by 36-inch, from the river through Freight and Main to Warren st., at $2.80 5,180.00 1211 feet brick sewer 20 by 32, Warren st., 2.50 3,027.50 400 feet brick sewer, 20 by 22, Main st., at 2.50 1,000.00 200 feet brick sewer, 14 by 21, Main st., 2.28 3-4 457.54 3661 feet main sewer, 230,000 brick, at 8.50 1,959.76 " " 458 casks cement, §2.70 1,236.60 " " 40 casks cement, at $3.09 123.60 " " 20 loads of sand, at Si. 00 20.00 " " brick-laying & tending, .40 1,464.45 " " Trencliiug,\at $1.29, 4,722.69 " " Lumber, 137.94 $9,665.04 $9,665.04 620 feet 10-inch cement pipe drain, 250.20 620 feet trenching, 227.59 620 feet laying, 30.61 253 feet 8-inch cement pipe drain, ' 79.70 253 feet. trenching, 50.60 253 feet laying, 11.38 508.40 141. G8 These cement pipe drains connect the cess- pcJols with the main sewer. 84 70 feet 12-mcli cement pipe sewer in Downing street, at $1.20, 84.00 30 cess-pools, 54,000 brick, at $8.50 459.00 " " 122 casks cement, at $2.70, 329.40 " " 6 loads sand, at $1.00, 6.00 " " Brick-laying and tending, 277.00 " " Excavating, 79.50 " " Iron castings, ' 543.80 " " Covers, 45.30 1,740.00 17 man-holes, 12,000 brick, at $8.50, 100:00 24 casks cement, at $2.70, 64.80 brick-la3dng and tending, ' 90.00 iron castings, 344. C2 • 599.42 River wall and rubbling, 171.00 Land damage, 27.00 Tools, 83.21 Engineering, 100.00 Incidental expenses, 164.28 374.49 $13,284.03 Mr. WesJ:on, in bis report, estimated the cost per foot of the larger sewer at $2.50 and the Warren street sewer $2.00. The cost would not have exceeded this estimate in ordinary ground. But the large amount of water encountered in the trenches and the increased depth of the sewer, will more than account for the extra cost. An appropriation of $5,000 or $6,000 to be expended in ex- tending branches from said mains westerly from Main street, through Pleasant, School and Capitol streets, and northerly and southerly from Warren street through State and Green streets wall bring the sj'stem within reach of most of the citizens resid- ing in the portion of the city intended to be drained through the mains now constructed. When all the collateral branches shall be completed and a systematic, effectual drainage shall supersede the temporary, inefficient' plank drains now existing, the en- trance fees to be collected from the adjoining property owners using the same, will pay the greater portion of the expense. At the rates of entry now fixed by the City Council ^he entry fees now collectable from eighteen individuals who have entered said 85 mains amount to the sum of nine hundred dollars, and it is to be borne in mind that the expense of the contemplated branches ■will be much less per foot than the mains constructed the past season. The work was placed in charge of Mr. Lyman R. Fellows. The large amount of water encountered in the trenches rendered the job an exceedingly difficult one. But the work was excel- lently managed, and the committee are satisfied that no better man could haA-e been selected. The engineering was done by Charles C. Lund, Esq., Civil Engineer. L. D. STEVENS, 1 HENRY T. CHICKERING, l ^ .LUTHER P. DITRGIN, f C'^mmi^ee. Si'ILLMAN HUMPHREY, J REPORT OF THE OVERSEER OF THE POOR FOR WARDS 4, 5, 6, AND 7. To the Mayor and Aldennen of the City of Concord : Gentlemen : The following brief abstract of what has been done the past year, in this department of the city's service, is herewith respectfully submitted. The number of applications for aid in the above wards the past year, was two hundred and fifty-seven. Forty-six familes, com- prising 1 59 perjgons have received aid in provisio;is, wood, rents, &c., as follows :- — Hiram Davis, coffin for his child, 5.00 Mrs. John Hayes, died in Manchester, 32.34 Gardner K. Knowles, for support of his son, ...39.00 Mrs. William Coughlin, and family, 41.00 " Geo. W. Ral)inson, " " .' 15.00 •' Sarah C. Cilley " " 4.75 " John Greer, " " 5.25 " Wm. Randall, for aid of Powell children, 70.25 " Daniel Blackstone, 1.75 Moses A. Elliott, coffin for his wife 10.00 Frank F. Hoit, for support of his father, 27.75 Calvin Worth, 3.50 Mark Sargent, for board of Moses Sargent, 84.50 Leander C. Barnes 2.50 Mrs. Emery Piper, 42.15 Dudley Winslow, 77.32 Thomas Foote, 8.00 Samuel Morrill, for support of Harper Morrill, 70.29 Clifford family, 81.00 Sewell Iveyes, 25.00 Mrs. Jeremiah Smith, at Danbury, 26.00 Elizabeth Clary 4.75 Cliarles Vcnson, 15.25 Geo. A. Lear, 153.72 William Jackson, 10.81 Mrs. Orlando Philbrick, 39.50 " Ellen Mahoney, 44.00 " Daniel McDonald, ,...,.... 104.00 87 Mrs. Tophile Larmovc, 36.00 Callahan MeCarty, 71.25 Kate Brcsnehan, 27.43 Mrs. Wm. Ilannegan, 31,24 "' Bartholomew Sullivan, 26.00 Patrick Gannon, 16.40 John Fitzpatrick.... 24.32 • Mrs. i:iiza Danforth, 23.75 Thomas Sullivan, • 51.00 Daniel Sullivan 10.00 David AVoolfbrd, 30.60 Mrs. Michael Caffrey,....: 8.30 " Mary Storin, 9.50 Charles Ward,. 9.37 Jeremiah Lynch, 9.74 Amos W. Jones, 60.00 Ann Davis, 30.95 Mrs. John Melie, 3.50 In addition to the above, a large number of transient persons have been temporarily provided for, at an expense of S178.38. The following persons have been supported by the city, at the Asylum for the Insane, the past year, at an expense of $1,429.71, viz ; George Bickford, $233.97 Henry C. Annable, 37.14 Wm. Coughlin, 260.14 Timothy J. Chandler, 159.03 Ellen M. Summers, 202.73 Enoch Dickerman, 184.15 Catharine L. Brooks, 23.17 Joseph M. Whidden, * 215.24 Mariah L. Lufkin, 27.50 William T. Putnam, 29.94 William A. Fletcher, 56.70 Sl.429.71 These are mostly cases of long standing, and thought to be incurable. At the State Reform School at Manchester, seven boys and one girl have been supported at an expense as follows : William W. Thompson, 11.25 John Clark, .,.,..,..,,..,.81.57 Edwaitl Saltmarsh, ....» , 81.57 Asa Cilley, 81.57 Jolin T. Clary, 56.28 Wm. Sheehan, 13.71 t^red Drew, 13.71 Mary Kayes, 76.74 $416.40 The whole amount pakl for support of paupers the past year, including East and West Concord and Fisherville, and excluding those at the City Farm, was $4,779.3? Amount refunded by town and individuals 166.45 Paid by Merrimack Co., bill of 1868, 1,652.33 1,818.78 $2,960.59 Included in the above expenditures is about $200.00 worth of Wood now on hand for future distribution. Most of the families above enumerated have been visited more or less frequent as their necessities seemed to require ; their condition and wants carefully noted , and such aid extended as the case seemed to de- mands An unusual amount of sickness, and fourteen deaths have ac- curred among those aided by the city the past year. Our aim, in the discharge of the duties assigned to this depart- ment, has been, to do so with fidelity and impartiality. And though there may have been through fradulent representations, some Charity bestowed on persons unwoi'thy and undeserving, as is often the case ill the distribution of all public charities, we are not conscious that it has occurred through any want of care or effort on our part to detect and prevent it. Of the condition of the inmates at the Almshouse— the condi- tion of the city farm and its management the past j'car, you are alread}^ informed by your own personal inspection, and the Ke» pol*t of the Committee on the Poor Fatm. For your personal kindness and assistance in the discharge of the duties entrusted to me the past year, please accept, gehtle- 3tnen, my warmest thanks. Respectfully submitted, C. F. STEWART, Overseer of ik^ Poor for Wards 4i <^> ^y «m<I 7> REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. To the C'dy Council of the City of Concord: The undersigned, Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Concord, respectftilly submit their annual report. During the year there have been added to the Librarj^, by purchase 290 volumes ; by donation 1 vol. report of case Concord Railroad v. George Clough by George Clough, Esq ; 1 vol. Reed*s Poems, & 1 vol. Shillaber's Poems by S. C. Eastman. The whole number of volumes in the Library is now 5120. At the time of the annual examination, February 1st., 134 volumes were missing ; of these 47 have since been returned ; 33 are accounted for and will be returned or paid for ; 30 have never been out. The total loss since the formation of the Library is therefore 24 volumes, some of which have doubtless been worn out. Thete are few Ipublic libraries that can show a better record in this respect. The number of subscribers the past year was 687, an increase of 29 over 1868. The number of volumes delivered is 21.738, an increase of ovef 30 per cent in the circulation and an average circulation of each volume of more than four times. The use which is made of the library is a satisfactory evidence of the wisdom of its establishment. The library is dependent for its growth on the annual appropriation of the CSty and the income from the Lyon Legacy, which will another year be in- creased by the legacy of one thousand dollars from Ex-Prc^ident Pierce. The financial condition of the Library appears by the accomp- ajiying report v>t the Treasurer* 90 TREASURER'S REPORT. Charles W. Sargent, in account with Concord Public Library . To Balance of Cash on hand, 8.28 " City appropriation in part, 250.00 " Interest on L3-on Fund, 40.40 " Balance of City appropriation, 250.00 Dr. 1869 , Feb. 12. Nov. 2. u «( (( 17. 1870 . Jan. 31. J<& Interest on Lyon Fund, 36.30 Receipts of Librarian, 181.88 $766.86. CREDIT. 1869. Nov. 2. By Paid E. C. Eastman & Co. 127.04 " 8. i( (( F. S. Crawford, 150.00 *' 16. (( C( F. S. Crawford, 44.00 Dec. 3. (( (( F. S. Crawford, bill 49.63 Dec. 3. (( (( Mary Perley, bill 5.00 1870. Jan. 7. « <( E. C. Eastman & Go's bill 121.39 Feb. 16. (( ;( F. S. Crawford, bill 163.35 u Cash on hand. 106.45 $766.80 The additions to the Library appear in the annexed catalogue. The following volumes have been purchased with the interest from the Lyon Legacy. Acadean Geology, 1 vol.. Economy of the Animal Kingdom, Swedenborg, 2 vols. Biography of Walter Savage* Lander. 1 vol., Physical Geography, George P. Marsh. 1 vol., Harriet Martineau's Biographical Sketches, 1 vol. History Pre-Historic Nations, 1 vol., History of Christianity, Dean Mil- man, 11 vols. Roscoe's Spectrain Analysis 1 vol., Lecky's European Morals, 2 vols. Lossing's Field Book of the "War of 1812, 1 vol. Discovery of the Great West, Francis Parkman, 1 vol'.. Heat as a Mode of Motion, Tyndall 1 vol. Speeches of John Bright on the American Que&tion, 1 vol. Speeches, Lee- 91 tures and Letters of "WcikIcH Phillips 1 vol. Flagg's European Vineyards 1 vol. Life of Lord Jeffrey, 2 vols. The London Quarterly Review 87 vols, beiug complete from commencement in 1809 to October 1850. JOHN A. HOLMES, 1 BENJA^^N L. LARKIN, GEORGE W. FLANDERS, AMOS HADLEY, SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, HENRY T. CHICKERING, ISAAC N. ABBOTT, J Concord, N. H., Feb. 1, 1870. Trustees > of the Public Library. BOOKS PURCHASED FOR THE LIBRARY, SINCE THE LAST CATALOGUE WAS PUBLISHED. A Cue. No. D 133 Abbott, John S. C. History of Napoleon III. 138 Annals of the United States. Christian Commission. Rev. Lemuel Moss. B 1137 Adams, F. Colburn. The Von Toodleburgs. 1150 Among the Hills. (A poem.) J. G. Whittier. 1173 Aimard, Gustave. The Gold Seekers. 1180 Anne Judge, Spinster. Frederic W. Robinson. F 1088 Animal Creation, Eccentricities of the.' John Timbs. 1089 Apache Country, Adventures in the. J Ross Browne. 1091 A Book About feoys. A. R. Hope. 1095 Alger, Horatio. Jr. Fame and Fortune. 1096 A Book About Dominies. A. R. Hope. D Atlas of the World, (for reference.) A. J. John- son. 167—168 Animal Kingdom, economy of Emanual Sweden- borg. F 1111 Alcott, Louisa M. Little Women. B 1163 Aspen Court. Shirley Brooks. 1164 A Psyche of To-Day."^ Mrs. C. Jenkins. 1168 Auerbach, Berthold. Black Forest Village Sto- ries. 1184 Auerbach, Berthold. Villa Eden. 1169 Auerbach, On The Hights. 1188 Annals of A Quiet Neighborhood. George Mc- Donald. F 1118 Adventures in the Wilderness. Rev. W. H. H. Murray. Case. No. 1121 1126 1127 D 177 B 1195 1208 1204 D 212 F 1129 F 1146 1151 1162 1166 1167 92 An American Woman in Europe. Mrs. S. R. Urbinb. Andy Luttrell. Clara Vance. Alger, Horatio, Jr. Mark the Match Boy. Audubon, John James. Life of. Austin, Jane G. Cypher. Andersen, Hans Christian. TheTwoBarronesses. Andersen, Hans Christian. The Improvisatore. Adams. W. H. Davenport. Venice Past and Present. Army Life in a Black Regiment. Thomas "W. Higginson. Adventures on the Great Hunting Grounds.-— Victor Mennier. Abbott, John S. C, History of Joseph Bona- parte. A Little Boy's Story. Julie Gonrand. Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. Andersen Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. Part Second. T> 1-2 Agassiz, Louis. Contribution to the Natural History of the United States. B Barnes, W. H. History of the 39th Congress. Baker, General L. C. History of the United States Secret Service. Burr, Aaron, Life of, James Parton. 2 vols. Browniug, Robert. The Ring and The Book* Vol. 1. Braddon, Miss M. E. Dead Sea Fruit. Blount, Margaret. Downe Reserve. Blackmore Richard D. Cradock Nowell. Bramlcigh's of Bishop's Folly, The. Browne, J. Ross. Adventures in the Apaehe Country. Billy Grimes Favorite. May Mannering. Browne, J. Ross. Resources of the Paciflc Slope* Baker, Sir Samuel W. Cast up by the Sea. By-Ways of Europe. Bayard Taylor. Brooks, Shirley. Aspen Court. Black Forest Village Stories. Berfhold Auef- bach. 1185 Breaking a Butterfly. Author of Guy Living" IS tone. D 137 139 146-147 B 1151 1174 1175 1179 1181 F 1089 • 1103 D 166 B 1154 F 1112 B 1163 1168 93 Case. Ko. F 1116 Bellows, A. J. The riiilospliy of Eating. D 170 niiograplucal Skotelies. Harriet Martiueau. 178 BaUhviii, John. D., A.M. rrc-llistoric Nations. B 1192 Brooks Shirley. The Gordiuu Knot. D 206 Brio-lit, John,'M. P., 8i)ecches of. Frank Moore. 211 Bullum, Echvarcl Gould. Sights and Sensations in France. 217-218 Biographia Literaria. Henry Nelson Coleridge. C 008 Ballads. -W. M. Thackeray. F 1131 Bushnell, Horace. Woman's Suffrage. . 1151 Bonaparte, Joseph, Ilistor}^ of. J S. C. Abbott. 1156 Ballantyne, R. N. Shifting Winds. C 671 Bright. 'lion. John, M. P. Speeches of the last Twenty Years. B 1224 Black, William. In Silk Attire. O D 134 California, the Natural Wealth of. Titus Tey Cronise. 145 Camp Fire and Cotton Field. Thomas W. Knox. 152 — 153 Crimea, The invasion of the. Alexander Wil- liam Kinglake. 2 vols. 155 — 157 Crowe, Eyre Evans. A History of France. 3 vols. B 1139 Conscript, The. M. M. Erchmann Chatriss. 1146 Cobb, Sophia Dickinson. Hillsboro' Farms. 1148 Child Wife, The. Capt. Mayne Reid." 1179 Cradock Nowell. Richard D. Blackmore. F 1092 Cameos, from English History. Miss Yonge. 1098 Charlie Bell, the Waif of Elm Island. Rev. Elijah Kellogg. 1101 Changing Base. William Everett. 1102 Climbing the Hope. May Mannering. 1107 Cast away in the Cold. Dr. Isaac I. Hayes. D 160 — 161 Chemistr}', as applied to the Arts and Manufac- tures. 2 A'ols. Dr. Sheridan Muspratt. 'C 648 — 649 Carlton, WiJliam. vol. 1. Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry. Carlton, William, vol. 2. Cast up b}' the Sea, Sir Samuel W. Baker. China and the Chinese. Rev. John L. Nevins. Credo. Chellis, Mary D. Molly's Bible. Coffin, Charles Carleton. Our New Way round the AVorld. B 1195 Cypher. Jane G. Austin 649 B 1154 F 1114 1117 1124 D 173 Case. No. D 184 • 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 215— -216 217— ■218 B 1213 F 1142 1153 1160 1163 1165 B 1221 94 Christianit}'', Hist of 3 vols. H. H. Millman, D.D. (( (( U i<, (c (( Christianity, Latin History of. 8 vols. " Concord Railroad v. George Clough. Coekburn, Lord. Life of Lord Jeffrey. Coleridge, Henry Nelson. Biographia Literaria. Christopher Kenrick, His Life and Adventures. Joseph Hatton. Cazin, Achille. Phenomenon and Laws of Health. Cabin on the Prairie, The. Rev. C. H. Pearson. Contradictions, or High Life at Edgerton. Cousin Clara, or the Mislaid Jewels. Lawrence Lancewood. Chellis, Mary Dwynell. Effle Wingate's "Work. Countess Gisela. E. Marlitt, D D 143 Dwight, M. A. Mythology Grecian and Ro- Roman. Dr. Howell's Family. Mrs. H. B. Goodwin. Douglass, Amanda M. Sydnie Adriance. Dead Sea Fruit. Miss M. E. Braddon. Down Reserve. Margaret Blount. Dower House, The. Annie Thomas. Dilke, Charles Wentworth. Greater Britain. Down the River. Oliver Optic. Dawson, John William. Acadian Geology. De Sevigne's, Madame, Letters. Mrs. Hale. Dikes and Ditches. Oliver Optic. Dale, Caroline H. Patty Grey's Journey. David Elginbrod. George McDonald. Dixon, William Hepworth. Her Majesties Tow- • er. Dennis Duval. Wm. M. Thackeray. Daisy, Continued from Melbourne House. Miss Warner. B 1144 1145 1174 1175 1177 F 1085 1097 D 166 170 F 1109 1123 B 1205 D 201 C 665 B 1170 D 140 148— -151 B 1178 F 1101 D 169 F 1J22 D 197— 208 ■198 F B 1165 1212 95 Case. No. F 1143 De Laiioyc, F. Rameses The Great. 1157 Down the Rhine. Oliver Optic. 1168 Dame Nature, and her Three Daughters. X. B. ISariutine. E Eminent Women of the Age. Eliot, Samuel. History of Liberty. 4 vols. Edwards, Amelia B, The Ladder of Life- Everett, William. Changing Base. Evenings at the Microscope. Philip Henry Gosse. Erickson, D. S. Good Measure. European Morals, History of. William E. H. Lecky, M. A. European Vineyards, Three Seasons in. Wil- liam J. Flagg. Effie AVingate's Work. Mary Dwynell Chellis. Evans, Augusta J. Vashti, Or Until Death us do Part. C 676 Eddy, Zachary D. D. Immanuel, or The Lfei of Christ. F D 144 France, Pioneers of in the New World. Francis Parkman. 155-157 France, A History of. 3 vols. Eyre Evans Crowe. Fiske, John, M. A. Tobacco and Alcohol. Fame and Fortune. Horatio Alger, Jr. France, History of. 3 vols. Thomas Wright. Fair Play. Mrs. E. D. N. Southworth. Five Weeks in a Balloon. Dr. Ferguson. Forster, John. Walter Savage Landor. A Biog- raphy. For Her Sake. Frederick W. Robinson. Fieldbook of the War of 1812. B. J. Lossing. Flagg, William J. European Vinej'ards ; Three Seasons in. Five Acres Too Much. Robert B. Roosevelt. Fondiclle, W. De. Thunder and Lightning. Fairy Tales. Hans Christian Andersen. Found Dead. F 1086 1095 D 162-164 B 1156 1186 D 174 B 1196 D 199 208 210 F 1140 1166- -1167 B 1223 9G G Great Salt Lake City, A Journey to. 2 vols. " " . " " Jules Remy. Gloverson and His Silent Partners. Ralph Keeler. Goodwin, Mrs. H. B. Dr. Howell's Family. Gerstaeker, Frederick. How a Bride was Won. Gold Seekers, The. Gustave Aimard. Greater Britain. Charles Wentworth Dilke. Gaylord, Glance. Miss Patience Hathaway. Geology, Acadian. John William Dawson. Gosse, Phillip Henry. Evenings at the Micro- scope. Gold Hunters in Europe. Wm H. Thomes. Gardner, Mrs. H. C. Rosamond Dayton. Good Measure. D. S. Erickson. Great West, Discovery of the. Francis Park- man. Georges, The Four. William M. Thackeray. Gabled House, The, or Self Sacrifice. Garrett, Edward. The Crust and the Cake. Greenwood, James. The Seven Curses of Lon- don. Glazier, Willard W. Prison Life in the South. Great Mysteries and Little Plagues. John Neal. Golden Truths. Gourand, Julie. A Little Boy's Story. H B 1138 Hugenot Family, The. Sarah Ty tier. 1141 Harland Marion. Ruby's Husband. 1146 Hillsborough Farms. Sophia Dickinson Cobb. 1172 How a Bride Was Won. Frederick Gerstaecker. F 1091 Hope, A. R. A Book About Boys. 1096 Hope, A. R. A Book About Dominies. i 107 Hayes, Dr. Isaac I. Cast Away in the Cold. D 170 Hale, Mrs. Madame De Sevigne's Letters. B 1157 How He Won Her. Mrs. E. D. N. Southworth. 1167 Halpine, Charles G. Poetical Works of. F 1120 Hale, Edward E. The Ingham Papers. B 1199 Hugo, Victor. The Man Who Laughs. 1198. He knew He Was Right. Anthony TroUope. D 201 Her Majesty's Tower. Wm. Hepworth Dixon. Case. No. D 135 136 B 1140 1144 1172 1173 F 1085 1099 D 165 169 B 1190 1166 F 1122 D 202 C 667 B 1210 1216 F 1128 1130 1135 1137 1162 Case No. D 205 213 C 667 B 1213 B 1215 F 1129 1132 1133 B 1211 97 Heat a Mode of Motion. John Tyndall, F. R. S., &c. Hedge, Frederic Henry. Primeval World of Hebrew Tradition. Humoristfi, The English. Wm. M. Thackeray. Hatton, Joseph. Christopher Kenrick, His Life, &c. Harland, Marion. Phemie's Temptation. Higginson, Thomas W. Army Life in a Black Regiment. Haynes, Gideon. Massachusetts State Prison. Hale, Edward E. Sybaris and other Homes. Hitherto, A Story of Yesterday. Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney. C 648 — 649 Irish Peasantry, traits and stories of. William Carlton. C 666 Irish Sketch Book, The. William M. Thackeray. F 1145 Intelligence of Animals, The- Ernest Menault. B 1224 In Silk Attire. William Black. E 676 Immanuel, or The Life of Christ. Zachary Eddy, D. D. J D Johnson, A. J., for reference. Universal Atlas. B 1158' Juliette. Mrs. Madeline Leslie. 1 1 64 Jenkin, Mrs. C. A. Psyche of To-Day. 1165 " " Madam De Beaupre. D 181-183 Jews of Great Britain, History of. 3 vols. D 215-216 • Jeffrey, Lord, Life of. Lord "Cockburn. K D 145 Knox, Thomas W. Camp Fire and Cotton Field. 152-153 Kinglake, Alexander William. The Invasion of The Crimea. B 1140 Keeler, Ralph. Gloverson and His Silent Part- ners. P 1090 Kip, Right Rev. Wm. Ingraham. Christmas Holidays in Rome. 98 Case No. 1098 Kellogg, Rev. Elijah. Charlie Bell the Waif of Elm Island. 1108 Kellogg Rev. Elijah, Lion Ben. B 1194 Kingsley, Henry. Stratton. • • L D 148-149 Liberty, A History of. Samuel Eliot. Parti. 150-151 Liberty, A History of Samuel Eliot. Part 2. B 1149 Lowell, James Russell. Under the Willows, A Poem. 1178 Ladder of Life, The. Amelia B. Edwards. F 1106 Little Gypsey, Tlie Elie Sauvage. 1108 Lion Ben, or Elm Island. Rev. Elijah Kellogg. 1111 Little Women. Part 2. Louisa M. Alcott. B 1158 Leslie, Miss Madeline. Juliette. D 174 Landor, Walter Savage. A Biography. John Forster. 179 Letters of a Sentimental Idler. Harry Hare- wood Leech. 197-198 Lechy Wm. E. H., M. A. European Morals, History of. 199 Lossing, Benson J. Fieldbook of the War, 1812. 209 Lackland, William. Meteors, Aerolites, Storms, &c. 214 Literature of the Age of Elizabeth. Edwin P. Whipple. C 665 Lovel, the Widower. Wm. M. Thackeray. F 1138 Living Tiioughts. 1148 Lightning Express. Oliver Optic. 1155 Lancewood, Lawrence. Nellie Warren, or The Lost Watch. 1158 Lewis Sinclair: or The Silver Prize Medals. Lawrence Lancewood. 1611 Light from the Cross. Annie M. Lawrence. 1163 Lancewood, Lawrence. Cousin Clara or the Mislaid Jewel. 1164 Lancewood, Lawrence. Peter Clinton, the Story of a Boy. C 672-674 Living Age, 1869. 3 vols. Littell. M D 137 Moss, Rev. Lemuel. Annals of the United States Christian Commission. 99 Case No. 141 Men of Our Times. Harriet Beeclier Stowe. 143 Mythology, Grecian and Roman. M. A. Dwight. B 1182 Mulock, Miss. Tiie Woman's Kingdom. F 1087 Mountain Adventures in tlie vai'ious countries of the World. 1093 IMace, Jean. The Servants of the Stomach. 1099 Miss Patience Hathaway. Glance Gaylord. 1102-1105 May Maunering. Helping Hand Series. 4 vols. D lCO-161 Maspratt, Dr. Sheridan. Chemistry as applied to the Arts and Manufactures. 2 vols. B 1162 Men Women and Ghosts. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. 1165 Madam DeBeaupre. Mrs. C Jenkin. 1188 McDonald, George. Annals of A Quiet Neigh- borhood. 1189 McDonald, George. The Seaboard Parish. F 1113 McClure, A. K. Three Thousand Miles through the Rocky Mountains. 1118 Murray, Rev. W. H. H. Adventures in the Wilderness. 1124 Molly's Bible. Mary D. Chellis. 1125 Moraine, Paul. Shining Hours. 1127 Mark, the Match Boy. Horatio Alger, Jr. D 175 Man and Nature. George P. Marsh. 176 Martineau, Harriet. Biographical Sketches. 180 My Recollections of Lord Byron. Countess Guiccioli. 181-183 Margestiouth, Joseph. 3 vols. History of the Jews of Great Britain. B 1205 McDonald, George. David Elginbrod. D 184-186 Millman, Henry Hart, D. D. Christianity, His- tory of. • 187-194 Millman Henry Hart, D. D. .Christianity, Latin, History of. 206 Moore, Frank. John Bright, M. P. Speeches of. 209 Meteors, Aerolites, Storm§ and Atmospheric Phenomena. William Lackland. 219 Maderia, A Winter in. 220 Malay Archipelago, The. Alfred Russell Wal- lace. C 668 Men's Wives. William M. Thackeray. F 1132 Massachusetts State Prison. Historical Sketch of Gideon Haynes. 1141 Mennier, Marc. Wonders of Pompeii. 1145 Merrault, Ernest. The Litelligcnce of Animals. 1146 Mennier, Victor. Adventures on the Great Case No. D 96 97 98 99 133 F 1114 B 1193 C 669 F 1135 1155 100 Hunting: Grounds. 1154 McCabe, James D. Planting the Wilderness. 1159 Making Honey, or Francis Stuart. 1169 Miller, Emily Huntington. The Royal Eoad to Fortune. B 1221 Marlitt, E. Countess Gisela. 1222 Marryatt, Florence. Veronique. Natural History. Cassells. 4 vols. Mamallia, Vol. 1 " Mamallia, "2 " Birds, " 3 " Reptiles, Fishes, &c. Vol. 4. Cassells. Napoleon III., History of. John S. C. Abbott. Nevins, Rev. John L. China and the Chinese. Nature's Nobleman. Napoleon, the Second Funeral of. Wm. M. Thackeray. Neal, John. Great Mysteries and Little Plagues. Nellie Warren : or the Lost Watch. Lawrence Lancewood. o D 122 Ornithology and Oology of New England. Ed- ward A. Samuels. B 1142 Ouida. Tricotrin, the story of A Waif and Stray. 1176 ' One of "the Family. F 1094 Optic, Oliver. Palace and Cottage. 1097 " " Down the River. 1109 "- " Dikes and Ditches. 1110 " " Red Cross. B 1169 On The Hights. Berthold Auerbach. D 173 Our New Way Round the World. C. C. Coffin. B 1200 Oldtown Folks. Harriet Beecher Stowe. F 1147 Oliver Optic. Through by Daylight. 1148 " " Lightning Express. 1149 " " On Time. 1150 " " Switch Off. 1157 " " Down the Rhine. B 1220 Ouida. Puck, His Adventures. 101 p Parkman, Francis. Pioneers of France in the New World. Parton, James. Life of Aaron Burr. 2 vols. Patience Strong's Outings. Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney. Palace and Cottage. Oliver Optic. Pacific Slope, Resources of. J. Ross Browne. Payster, Miss L. M. Miss Lily's Voyage Round the World. Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. The Gates Ajar. " " " Men Women and Ghosts. Poetical Works of Charles G. Halpine. Patty Grey's Journey. Caroline H. Dall. Provincial Papers, New Hampshire, 1623-1686. " . " " " 1686-1722 Pre-Historic Nations. John D. Baldwin, A. M. •Phineas Finn. Anthonj' Trollope. Poems. Thomas Buchanan Read. Parkman, Francis. Great West, Discovery of the. Phillips, Wendell. Speeches, Lectures and Let- ters of. Primeval World of Hebrew Tradition. Frederic Henry Hedge. Phemie's Temptation. Marion Harland. Prison Life in the South. Willard W. Glazier. Phenomenon and Laws of Heat. Achille Cazin. Pearson, C. H. Rev. The Cabin on the Prairie. Planting the Wilderness. James D. McCabe. . Peter Clinton. Lawrence Lancewood. Puck, His Adventures. " Ouida." Q D 221-239 Quarterly Review, The. Vol. 1 to 20. 240 " " " General Index to Vols. 1 to 20. 241-259 •' " " Vol. 21 to 39. 260 " " " Vol. 40, General Index, Vols. 21 to 39. 261-279 " " " Vol. 41 to 59. 280 " " " Vol. 60, General Index to Vols. 41 to 59. Case No. D 144 146-147 B 1143 F 1094 D 166 C 650 B 1155 1162 1167 F 1123 D 171 172 178 B 1191 . 1207 D 202 207 213 B 1215 F 1130 F 1142 1153 1154 1164 B 1220 102 Case No. 281-299 Quarterly Review, The. Vol. 61 to 79. 300 " " " Vol. 80, General In dex,Vol. 61 to 79. 30K307 " ■" " Vol. 81 to 87. F 1144 Quill, Charles W., F. C. S. The "Wonders oi Optics. R D 185-136 Remy, Jules. A Journey to Great Salt Lake City. Ruby's Husband. Marion Harland. Realmah. Author of Friends in Council. Reid, Captain Mayne. The Child Wife. Robinson, Fredericlc W. Anne Judge, Spinster. Rome, Christmas Ilolidaj's in. Right Rev. Wm. Ingraham Kip, D. D. Red Cross. Oliver Optic. Red Court Farm. Mrs. Henry Wood. . Rosamond Dayton. Mrs. H. C. Gardner. Robinson, Frederick W. For Her Sake. Ruby Grey's Strategy. Ann S. Stephens. Read, Thomas Buchanan. A New Pastoral. Read, Thomas Buchanan. Poems. Roscoe, Henry E., B. A., Ph. D,, F. R. S. Spec- trum Analysis. Roba di Roma. Wm. W. Story. Roosevelt, Robert B. Five Acres Too Much. Roundabout Papers. Wm. M. Thackeray. Rhymes, With Reason and Without. Benjamin B. Shillaber. F 1143 Rameses the Great. F. De Lanoye. 8 D 132 Samuels, Edward A. Ornithology of New Eng- land. 141 Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Men of Our Times. 142 Sunshine and Shadow in New York. Matthew Hale Smith. B 1145 Sydnie Adriance. Amanda J. Douglas. 1171 Smith, Sol. Theatrical Management. F 1093 Servants of the Stomach, The. Jean Mace. 1106 Sauvage, Eli. The Little Gypsey. B ai4i 1147 1148 1180 F 1090 1110 B 1153 1166 1196 1201 1206 1207 D 196 203^204 210 C 669 B 1217 103 Case No. D 167-168 Swcdenborg, Emanuel. Economy of the Animal Kingdom. B 1156 Southwoith, Mrs. E. D. N. Fair Play. 1157 " " How He Won Her. 1159 *' " The Changed Brides. 1160 " " The Bride's Fate. 1187 Stephens, Mrs. Ann S. The Curse of Gold. •F 1125 Shining Hours. Paul Moraine. B 1194 Stretton. Henry Kingsley. B 1200 Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Oldtown Folks. 1201 Stephens, Ann S. Euby Grey's Strategy. 1203 Southworth, Mrs. E. D. N. The Prince of Dark- ness. »D 196 ' Spectrum Analysis. Henry E. Roscoe, B. A., Ph. D., F. R. S. 203-204 Story, Wm. W. Roba di Roma. 207 Speeches, Lectures and Letters. Wendell Phil- lips. 211 Sights and Sensations in France, Germany and Switzerland. E. G. Buffum. 219 Spain and Florence, A Summer in. B 1209 Stephens, Ann S. Wives and Widows. 1214 Sherwood, John D. Comic History of the Uni- ted States. 1217 Shillaber, Benjamin B. Rhymes With Reason and Without. F 1133 Sybaris and Other Homes. Edward E. Hale. 1134 Sunset Land : or the Great Pacific Slope. John Todd, D. D. 1136 Stories from my Attic. 1150 Switch Off. Oliver Optic 1156 Shifting Winds. R. N. Ballantyne. 1168 Saintine, X. B. Dame Nature, and her Three Daughters. C 671 Speeches on Public Affairs. John Bright, M. P. T D 137 * Thirty-Ninth Congress, History of the. Wil- liam H. Barnes. 154 The Trotting Horse of America. Hiram Wood- ruff. B 1137 The Von Toodleburgs. F. Colburn Adams. 1138 Tytler, Sarah. The Huguenot Family. 1141 Tricotrin, The Story of a Waif and Stray. Ouida. 104 Case No. 1151 The Ring and the Book. Vol. 1 Eobert Browning. 1171 Theatrical Management. Sol Smith. 1177 Thomas, Annie. The Dower House. F 1086 Tobacco and Alcohol. John Fiske, M. A. 1088 Timbs, John. Eccentricities of the Animal Crea- tion. 1100 The Boy from Bramleigh. Virginia F. Town- send. 1104 The Cruise of the Dashaway. May Mannering. 1105 The Little Spaniard. " " B 1152 Thomes, AVilliam H. Gold Hunters in Europe. 1183 The Chaplet of Pearls. Miss Yonge. 1155 The Gates Ajar. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. F 1112 Taylor, Bayard. By-Ways of Europe. B 1159 The Changed Brides. Mr. E. D. N. Southworth. 1160 The Bride's Fate. Mr. E. D. N. Southworth. 1161 The Hollands. Virginia F. Townsend. 1187 The Curse of Gold. Ann S. Stephens. 1189 The Seaboard Parish. George McDonald. F 1 1 1 3 Three Thousand Miles. 1113 Through the Rocky Mountains. A. K. McClure. 1115 ' Travel and Adventure in Alaska. Frederick Whymper. 1116 The Philosophy of Eating. A. J. Bellows. 1119 Twelve Nights in the Hunter's Camp. G. H. White. 1120 The Ingham Papers. Edward E. Hale.- B 1199 The Man Who Laughs. Victor Hugo. 1191 Trollope, Anthony. Phineas Finn. 1192 The Gordian Knot. Shirley Brooks. C 650-651 Thackeray, Wm. M. Pendennis. 2 vols. 652-653 " " The Newcomes. 2 vols. 654-655 " " Vanity Fair. 2 vols. 656-657 " " The Adventures of Philip. 2 vols. 658-659 " " The Virginians. 2 vols. 660 . " " Henry Esmond. 661 " " ■ Burlesques. 662 . . " " Memoirs of Barry Lyndon. 662 " • " History of Samuel Tit- marsh. 662 " " The Great Haggarty Dia- mond. 663 " " The Paris Sketch Book. 663 " " Yellowplush Papers. 664 " " Christmas Stories. 105 Case No. B 1197 Thomas, Annie. "Walter Young. 1J98 Trollope, Anthony. He Knew He Was Right. 1208 The Two Baronesses. Hans Chi'istian Anderson. 1202 The Davenport Brothers. 1203 The Prince of Darkness. Mrs. Southworth. 1204 The Improvisatore. Hans Christian Andersen. 1200 The New Pastoral. Thomas Buchanan Read. D 200 The Innocents Abroad. Mark Twain. 205 Tyndall, John, F. K. S. Heat, a Mode of Mo- tion. C 665 Thackeray, Wm. M. Dennis Duval. 665 " u a Lovel, The Widower. 666 " " " The Irish Sketch Book. 667 " " " The Four Georges. 667 " " " The English Humorists. 668 " " " Ballads. 668 " " •' Men's Wives. 669 " " " Roundabout Papers. 669 " •* " The Second Funeral of Na- poleon. B 1216 The Crust and the Cake. Edward Garrett. F 1128 The Seven Curses of London. James Green- wood. 1134 Todd, John, D. D. Sunset Land. 1140 Thunder and Lightning. W. De. Fondielle. 1147 Through by Daylight. Oliver Optic. 1152 The " B. O. W. C." 1169 The Royal Road to Fortune. Emily Hunting- ton Miller. U D 139 United States Secret Service, Hislory of the. General L. C. Baker. B 1149 Under the Willows. A poem. James Russell Lowell. F 1121 Urbino, Mrs. S. R. An American Woman in Europe. B 1214 United States, Comic History of the. John D. Sherwood. D 1-2 United States, Contributions to the Natural His- tory of the. Louis Agassiz. V C 670 Voyage round the World, Miss Lily's. Miss L. M. Puyster. 106 Case No. "Z B 1184 Villa Eden. Berthold Auerbach. F 1126 Vance, Clara. Andy Luttrell. D 212 Venice, Past and Present. W. H. Davenport Adams. B 1212 Vashti : or Until Death us Do Part. Augusta J. Evans. 1222 Veroninqe. Florence Marryatt. W 154 Woodruff, Hiram. The Trotting Horse of America. 158-159 Wayland, Francis, D. D. Francis and H. L. Wayland. B 1143 Whitney, Mrs. A. D. T. Patience Strong's Out- ings. 1150 Whittier, John Greenleaf. Among the Hills. 1182 Woman's Kingdom, The. Miss Mulock. 162-164 Wright, Thomas. History of France. 3 vols. F 1115 Whymper Frederick. Travel and Adventure in Alaska. 1019 White, G. H. Twelve Nights in The Hunter's Camp. B 1197 Walter Goiing. Annie Thomas. D 214 Whipple, Edwin P. Literature of the Age of Elizabeth. 220 Wallace, Alfred Russel. Malay Archipelago. B 1170 Warner, Miss. Daisy Continued from Melbourne House. 1209 Wives and Widows. Ann S. Stephens. F 1131 Woman's Suffrage. Horace Bushnell. 1139 Words of Hope. 1141 * Wonders of Pompeii. Marc Monnier. 1144 Wonders of Optics, The. Charles W. Quin, F. C. S. B 1211 Whitney, Mrs. A. D. T. Hitherto. Y F 1092 Yonge, Miss. Cameos from English History* B 1183 Yonge, Miss. The Chaplet of Pearls. CITY SOLICITOI^'S REPORT. To the City Council of the City of Concord : The following is a brief report of the condition and progress of the litigation, in which the city is interested, during the time since I was last chosen City Solicitor. Qii the docket of the Supreme Judicial Court, October term, 1869 : No. 28, Sidney T. Bates v. Concord, No. 29, Joseph F. Merrill v. Concord, No. 30, Parkhurst D. Qulmby v. Concord, No. 31, Charles Puffer v. Concord, Are suits founded upon the allegation of thd plaintiffs that a committee of the city, having paid them $200 each, as bounties for enlisting in the military service of the United States, under the call of the President for 500,000 men issued July' 18, 1864, to count upon the quota of the city, promised to pay them as much in addition thereto as should be paid *by the city in ex- cess of that sum to any other person enlisting to fiH. that quota, and alleging that the city paid others $450, and claiming the ex- cess, viz., $250 each. The defense to these suits is, 1st, that no such promise was ever made ; and second, that if there had been, the coimnittee having no lawful authority to make such a promise, it would be void. These suits and No. 436, Canterbury v. Concord, were not tried at the last term, for the reason that the presiding Justice was a citizen of Concord. They will probably be disposed of at the next term. No. 48, Concord v. Nutting, and No. 90, Concord v. Nutting^ having been referred to E. A, Hibbard, Esq., and others, tried, decided in favor of the city, and the amount of the award paid, these suits are entered " Neither party." No. 263, F. W. Thompson v. Concord, is a suit on the bond given by the city in the penal sum of $600, upon the issuing of 108 a temporary injunction against Thompson, forbidding him to erect a wooden building in the fire precinct, in violation of a city ordinance. A bill in equit}^ has been filed in the Supreme Judicial Court praying for an injunction to forbid Thompson prosecuting this suit, as well as the next one named below, and also to compel him to remove his wooden buildings, erected in violation of the ordinance, out of the fire precinct. No. 264, F. W. Thompson v. Concord, is an action on the case to recover damages for the same cause as is No. 263. A demur- rer to the declaration was filed last April, and the case transfer- red to the Law Term, in which a decision is expected at the ad- journed term, March 10, 1870. No. 353, Epsom v. Concord, was brought to recover for the support of Alonzo G. Preston, a pauper, alleged to have his set- tlement in Concord. January 6th, 1869, a verdict was rendered for the plaintiff to recover $118.98, as having been expended up to the date of the writ, March 3, 1866, and finding that 157.73 was due for his support from that date till December 5th, 1866, a year after the service of notice on Concord. A case was drawn and transferred. Counsel for Concord admitted the right of Ep- som to recover the former sum, but denied their right to recover the latter sum. This question was argued and submitted at the June Law Term, 1869, and decided in favor of Concord, and the plaintitf has taken judgment for $118.98. No. 509, Epsom v. Concord, was brought to recover the $157 ,73 mentioned above, and also $216.00 alleged to have been ex- pended for the same pauper between December 5th, 1866, and his death in December 1867. The writ is dated April 6th, 1869. The defense is, that the suit, not having been commenced within three years after the notice was served, viz., December 5th, 1865, cannot be maintained. — General Statutes, chap. 74, sec. 14. A case has been agreed, transferred to the Law Term, argued and submitted. No. 360, Bradbury Gill v. Concord, bas been settled and en- tered " Neither party." No. 436, Canterbury v. Concord, is brought to recover for the support of a pauper, and the defense is that no legal notice wa» served upon Concord. 109 No. 596, Staniels & Dickerman v. A. II. Wiggin, Principal, and Concord, Trustee, it is ordered that the plaintiffs take the disclosure of the city in thirty days from the end of the adjourned term, but it has not 3'et been taken. The Solicitor has attended to a great number of prosecutions before the Police Court, at the request of the Mayor and City Marshal, a record of which will be found with the Police Justice. Four libels have been filed in the S. J. Court to procure the forfeiture of spirituous liquors, notices of which have been or- dered and given, and they will be in order for trial at the next term. Two of these are against Barney McDermott, one against Joseph Gillis, and one against Joseph B. Hook. . The following fines have been imposed by the S. J. Court, to one-half of which the city is entitled ; a fine of $50 against each of the following persons, viz : Joseph Gillis, Joseph B. Hook, T. Frank Newhall, John L. Seavey, Danforth & Ingalls, Patrick Bresnahan, Patrick Donahoe and John O. Sullivan ; and three fines of $50 each against Barney McDearmott. In the Police Court, the following fines, in liquor cases, have been imposed, to one half of which the city is entitled, viz : a fine of $50 against Barney McDearmott, two fines of $50 each, and a fine of §100 against John Foss, of Fisherville. In the Spring of 1869, the Contoocook M. & M. Company noti- fied the Mayor that the bridge over the Canal, across Main street, m Fisherville, was rotten and dangerous, and must be replanked, and claimed that by reason of a supposed laying out of this street in 1 867, as a new highway, the burden of keeping that bridge in repair had been thrown upon the city. This claim was resisted by the city for the reason that this street existed long before the canal was built ; that the canal was constructed merely for the accommodation of the company, and that the petition on which the supposed la3'ing out was founded, did not ask for or author- ize the laying out of a new highway. The matter was referred to Hon J. E. Sargent, who decided that it is the duty of the company to keep the bridge in repair. In November, 1864, Charles H. Carpenter, driving in a dark night, on the road leading from Concord to Pittsfield, in Con- -cord, ran out of the road, tipped over, injured his wagon, and spoiled his horse. He claimed that the accident was caused by a 110 defect in the highway, and demanded damages of the city. After much negotiation and delay, he brought a suit against the city, March 8th, 1869. This suit was compromised, and the claim discharged. In 1866 and 1867 the depots and other real estate of the Con- cord Railroad were taxed for School-house and Precinct purposes and the taxes collected by a sale of their property, the company denying the legality of the tax and claiming that the money should be refunded. This controversy has been referred to Hon.' H. A. Bellows, who has decided that the city shall refund to the railroad the sum of $1305.59. This matter will now need to be properly adjusted between the city and Union School District and the Gas and State House precincts. The case of Palmer v. Concord, now pending in the Supreme Judicial Court for Strafford County is continued to the next September term. This action was brought to recover for the destruction of the plaintiff's property by a mob. It has been tried twice, and both juries disagreed. The plaintiff cannot re- cover if " The destruction of his property was caused by his ille- gal or improper conduct." General Statutes, chapter 34, sec- tion 13. This case has been transferred to the Law Term and questions settled, and among other things it was held that some of the publications in the Democratic Standard were prima facie libel- ous and illegal, and that if the plaintiff would justify them, the burden of proof, in so doing, is upon him. L. T. FLINT, Citij Solicitor. Concord, February 17, 1870. REPORT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. To Sis Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the City of Concord : The Police Justice herewith submits the seventeenth annual report. The whole number of civil actions entered before the Police Justice during the financial year terminating with tlfe date hereof, is twenty-eight. The whole number of criminal prosecutions brought before the Police Justice during said year, is one hundred and forty-five. In the report of the City Marshal of this date may be found a statement of the character of such of those prosecutions as were brought by the city authorities, and of their final disposal. The Police Justice charges himself as follows : Amount of costs received in said criminal prosecutions, $571.71 Amount of fines received, 424.51 Amount of costs received in civil actions, 22.07 $1,018.29 And discharges himself as follows : Paid City "Marshal, and others, officers and witnesses fees in such prosecutions, $323.88 Paid for blanks, stamps, etc., 17.29 Paid City Treasurer, 677.12 [,018.29 SYLVESTER DANA, Police Justice. Concord, January 31, 1870. REPOKT OF THE SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. To His Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the City of Concord: The Special Justice of the Police Court submits his Annual Re- port for the past year. There have been four entries of civil actions, and fifteen ar- raignments for criminal offences before the Special Justice, the nature of "which will be classified in the City Marshal's report. * The Special Justice charges himself with, Amount of fines received in criminal prosecutions, $231.00 Amount of costs received in criminal prosecutions 98.26 Amount of fee's received in civil causes 3.53 $332.79 And discharges himself as follows : Paid City Marshal and other officers and wit- nesses fees $43.72 Paid City Treasurer 289.07 ■ $332.79 The amount received for fines is unusually large in conse- quence of three complaints for offences exceeding the ordinary jurisdiction of the Police Court, but submitted by agreement of the respondents to be finally disposed of by that court, agreeably to tlie provisions of sections 15 and 16 of chapter 99 of the Gen- eral Statutes. A. FLETCHER, Special Justice. Concord, January 31, 1870. CITY MARSHAL'S REPORT To His Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldennen of the City of Concord : The undersigned respectfully submits the following report of the doings of the Police Department of the City of Concord for the year ending January 31, 1870 : The whole number of arrests made during the year were 304, as follows : Intoxication 63 Larceny 21 Assault ^ 23 Rude, indecent and disorderly conduct 41 Common drunkard 4 Stubborness 1 Selling liquor 7 Keeping liquor for sale ^ 19 Keeping liquor in saloon 2 Keeping open saloon Sunday 5 Common seller of liquor 2 Keeping open saloon after 11 o'clock 6 Noise, brawl and tumult 14 Obtaining goods under false pretence 2 Vagrancy 2 Evading railroad fare 2 Fast driving 1 Larceny from the person 1 Breakiug and entexing. 7 Disturbing the peace U Injury to personal property 4 Suspicious persons 9 For being out late at night 39 Run away from school 11 Arson 1 Insane 5 Cruelty to animals 2 304 114 Of the above cases 147 were arraigned before the Police Court charged with the following offences to wit : Intoxication 46 Larceny 18 Assault 22 Eude, indecent and disorderly conduct 2 Common drunkard 4 Stubbornness 1 Selling liquor 7 Keeping liquor for sale 16 Keeping liquor in saloon 2 Keeping open saloon Sunday 5 Common ^ller 2 Keeping open saloon after 1 1 o'clock 5 Noise, brawl and tumult 2 Obtaining goods under false pretence 2 Vagrancy 1 Larceny from the person 1 Breaking and entering 4 Disturbing the peace 6 Arson 1 147 And were disposed of by the Police Court in the following manner : Sentenced to pay fines 89 Sentenced to the House of Correction 6 Sentenced to the Reform School 4 Sentenced to the Jail 2 Discharged • 4 Dismissed or nol pressed > 1 Ordered to recognize to appear at the Supreme Judicial Court 36 Ordered to recognize to keep the peace 6 147 One hundred and fifty-one persons have been furnished with lodging during the yeav at the Station House. Respectfully submitted, J. L. PICKERING, City Marshal Concord, January 31, 1870. MARRIAGE AND MORTUARY STATISTICS. RECORD OP^ MARRIAGES. The number of marriage certificates issued at the City Clerk's Office iu this city, for tlie year ending Dec. 31, 1869, is as fol- lows : January, 11; February, 8; March, 8; April, 10; May, 13; June, 13 ; Jul^', 11 ; August, 11 ; September, 20 ; October, 11 ; November, 14; December, 16. — Total, 146. The average age of the men was 28 2-3 years ; and of women 25 3'ears. The oldest man was 70 years ; and the oldest woman was 66 3'ears. Thej'^oungest man was 17 years, and the youngest woman was 16 years old. Men under 21 years of age, 9 ; between 21 and 30 years, 97 ; between 30 and 40 years, 22 ; between 40 and 50 years, 8 ; be- tween 50 and 60, 6 ; between 60 and 70, 3 ; and one aged 70 years. Women under 21 years of age, 45 ; between 21 and 30, 72 ; between 30 and 40, 17 ; between 40 and 50, 6 ; between 50 and 60, 4 ; between 60 and 70, 1 ; age not given, 1. The residence of the parties wei-e as follows : In Concord, men 110; women 132. Men from out of the State : Massachusetts, 1 1 ; Michigan, 2 ; New York, 2 ; Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Nebraska, California, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Canada, one each. Women — from Massachusetts, 6 ; Michigan, 3 ; Vermont-, 5. MORTUARY RECORD. RETURNED BY C. F. STEWART, CITY CLERK. Whole number of deaths 181 Under one year .'.12 Between 1 and 10 ye'b.rs 41 10 and 20 " ■ 17 116 Between 20 and 30 •' 21 30 and 40 " 19 40 and 50 '• 12 50 and 60 '• 13 60 and 70 ' '• 16 70 and 80 " 18 80 and 90 " 10 90andl00 " 2 181 THE NUMBER OF DEATHS BY MONTHS. January 22 July 16 February 14 August 21 March 18 September 16 April 13 October 11 May 12 November 9 June 14 December 15 IN THE SEVERAL WARDS. Wardl. 32 Ward 5 29 " 2 20 " 6 28 " 3 , 12 " 7 '. 20 " 4 40 Whole number of interments *184 AS FOLLOWS : Old Cemetery 42 Blossom Hill Cemetery : 49 East Concord Cemetery. , 18 West Concord Cemetery ; 14 Fisherville Cemetery 20 Millville 7 Horse Hill Cemetery 6 Out of Town 25 Not stated 3 184 *0f this number, 3 were brought from abroad for interment. LIQUOK AGENT'S REPORT To His Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the City of Concord: The undersigned respectfully submits the following report of his Agency in the purchase and sale of wines and spirituous li- quors in the City of Concord, for the year ending February 1 , 1870: Stock on hand February 1, 1869 $487.62 Since purchased 2,446.09 Profits on sales 492.24 $3,425.95 CONTRA, Stock on hand February 1, 1870 $400.14 Received for liquors 2,994.31 Received for casks * 31.50 $3,425.95 CASH ACCOUNT. On hand February 1, 1869 $34.28 Since received for liquors and casks 3,025.81 $3,060.09 CONTRA. Paid for liquors $2,446.09 " freight and express 33.62 " incidentals 53.53 " -into City Treasury 100.00 " Agent's salary 300.00 Cash on hand 126.85 $3,060.09 Whole number of sales 5,967. JOHN C. THORN, Agent. \_Mernmac7c, ss.'] February 1, 1870. Sworn to before me. DANIEL F. SECOMB, Justice oj the Peace. FISHERVILLE LIQUOR AGENT'S REPORT. To His Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the City of Concord : The undersigned respectfully submits the following i:eport of his Agency in the purchase and sale of spirituous liquors at Fisher- ville, in the City of Concord, from April 7, 1869 to Feb. 1, 1870 : Amount purchased ....$500.00 Freight and express 8.25 Agent's salary 62.25 $570.50 CONTRA. Sales to date $344.72 Liquors on hand ..225.78 $570.50 Whole number of sales, 791. Respectfully submitted. C. C. TOPLIFF, Agent. State of New Hampshire, Merrimack ss. Feb. 10, 1870. Subscribed and sworn to before me, H. D. WHITE, Justice of the Peace.