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CITY GOVERNMENT, 

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MAYOK. 

JOHN KIMBALL 

BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Charles H. Amsden. 
John B. Curtis. 
Daniel Holden. 
Abner C. Holt. 
George A. Pillsbury. 
James L. Mason. 
Jacob E. Ilutchins. 

C. F. Stewart, Cit)/ Clerk. 



COMMON COUNCILMEN. 

Moses B. Smith, President. 

Ward 1. Daniel G. Holmes, Rnfns Cass. 

♦' 2. John G. Tallant, Zebina C. Perkins. 

" 3. Andrew S. Farnum, Lyman Sawyer. 

" 4. Richard M. Ordway, Charles W. Moore. 

" 5. Joseph A. Cochran, Moses B. Critchett. 

" 6. Moses B. Smith, Alonzo Downing. 

" 7. John Hazeltine, James Thompson. 

Lewis L. Mower, Clerk. 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 

On Finance — The Mayor, Alderman Pillsbury ; Councilraen 
Cochran and Moore. 

On Accounts and Claims — Alderman Holden ; Councilmen 
Ordwaj' and Critchett. 

On Lands and Buildings — Alderman Hutchins; Councilmen 
Hazeltine and Perkins. 

On Public Instruction — Alderman Curtis; Councilmen Tal- 
lant and Moore. 

071 Streets and Commons — Alderman Amsden ; Councilmen 
Downing and Farnum. 

On Roads and Bridges — Alderman Holt; Councilmen Tal- 
lant and Thompson. 

On Fire Department — Alderman Mason ; Councilmen Coch- 
ran and Downing. 

On Lighting Streets — Alderman Mason ; Councilmen Ordway 
and Cochran. 

On City Fartn — Alderman Holt ; Councilmen Holmes and 
Sawyer. 

On Cemeteries — Alderman Holden ; Councilmen Farnum and 
Cass. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 

On Elections and Meturns — Alderman Amsden. 
Oil Eiigrossed Ordinances — Alderman Curtis. 
0?% Bills i?i Second Reading — Alderman Pillsbury. 
On Police and Licenses — Alderman Hutchins. 
On Seioers and Drains — The Mayor, Aldermen Mason and 
Pillsbury. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN COMMON COUNCIL. 

Elections — Messrs. Holmes, Perkins, and Sawyer. 

Bills in Second Reading — Messrs. Moore, Hazeltine, and 
Cass. 

Engrossed Ordinances — Messrs. Critchett, Farnum, and 
Thompson. 

CITY OFFICERS. 

City Cleric— C. F. Stewart. Office in City Hall Building, 
south entrance ; house, 2G7 Main street. 

City Treasurer — Samuel C. Eastman. Office, Rumford block, 
Main street, up stairs. 

Assessors — Asa H. Morrill, John P. Locke, Jehial D. Knight, 
Shadrach Seavey, Curtis White, Joseph Wentworth, Andrew S. 
Smith. 



Messenger — R. P. Sanborn. 

6V/y Solicitor — Charles P. Sanborn, 

Collector of 7'axes—W\\\vM\\ II. Allison. Office, Runiforcl 
block. 

City Jlarshcd — Jolni Connell. 

Assistatit 3Iarshal — John Chadwick, Fisherville. 

Night Watch — James E. Rand, Charles II. Jones. 

City Physician — Granville P. Conn. 

Assistant City Physician — N". P. Taplin, Fisherville. 

Ocerseer of the Poor for Wards 3, 4^ 5, 6, and 7 — C. ^F. 
Stewart. 

Health Officers — John Connell, Dr. G. P. Conn, and Alderman 
Abner C. Holt. 

Police Justice — Sylvester Dana. 

Special Police Justice — Arthur Fletcher. 

Clerh of the Police Court — Herbert F. Norris. 

Superintending School Committee for Wards 1, 2, 3, and 7 — 
Isaac N. Abbott, Abial Rolfe, and Rev. A. Burnham. 

Trustees of the Public Zibrary—Wavd 1, Albert W. Fiske; 
Ward 2, Joseph T. Clough ; Ward 3, Simeon Abbott; Ward 4, 
Amos Hadley ; Ward 5, S. L. Blake ; Ward 6, II. G. Saiford, 
Ward 7, Jeremiah S. Noyes. 

Board of Water Commissioners — Benjamin A. Kimball, Presi- 
dent, to March 31, 1875 ; John M. Hill, to March 31, 1875 ; John 
Abbott, to March 31, 187G; Edward L. Knowlton, to March 31, 
1S76; John S. Rnss, to March 31, 1877 ; Abel B. Holt, to March 
31, 1877; John Kimball, ex officio. Edward L. Knowlton, 
Clerk ; V. C. Hastings, Superintendent. Office, White's block. 

Old and Plossoin Hill Cemetery Coinmittee — C. C. Lund, 
Charles Woodman, and George A. 131anchard. 

East Concord Cemetery Committee — Frank P. Emerson, Wil- 
liam A. Bean, and Joseph E. Plummer. 

Fishercille Woodlaion Cemetery Committee — John A. Holmes, 
Charles C. Bean, and John A. Coburn. 

West Concord Cemetery Committee — George E. Holden, Tim- 
othy Carter, and Simeon Abbott. 

Undertakers — For Old and Blossom Hill Cemeteries, Charles 
Crow ; Ward 1, Fisherville, John A. Coburn ; Ward 2, George 
W. Moody ; Ward 3, Simeon Partridge ; Millville, William H. 
Currier ; Horse Hill Cemetery, George Abbott. 

Superintendent of Repairs of IFighways and Bridges — John 
Kimball. 

Lampjlighter — John L. T. Brown. 

Police Officers — John Connell, Charles II. Jones, James E. 
Rand, Jacob E. Hutchins, Harrison Partridge, James M. Jones, 
and John Chadwick. 

Liquor Agents — Josepli E. Clifford ; C. C. Topliff. Fisher- 
ville. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, 

FEBRUARY i, 1875. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Finance herewith respect- 
fully submit their annual report of the receipts and expendi- 
tures of the financial department of the city government for 
the year ending the 30th day of January, 1875 : 

The city treasurer respectfully submits the following report of 
receipts and expenditures for the year ending January 30, 1875 : 

RECEIPTS. 

Gash on hand February 1, 1874, $11,063.37 

Taxes, 1870, 81.56 

" 1871, 60.41 

" 1872, 1,300.00 

" 1873, 27,500.00 

" 1874, 139,500.00 

Interest on taxes of 1872, 200.00 

« « 1873, 1,000.00 

County of Merrimack, paupers, 1,998.57 

" " incidentals, 98.77 

« « fines, 225.00 

State of N. Hampshire, Savings Bank tax, 13,336.09 

« " Railroad tax, 21,552.35 

« « Literary fund, 1,050.83 

" " Insurance tax, 1.87 

" « U. S. bounties, 992.00 

Interest, 3,215.78 



C. F. Stewart, city paupers, 175.25 

Antliony Coleman, " 52.00 

City of 'JManchester, « 8.00 

Town of Cliicliester, « 10.00 

rembroke, " 16.00 

Asylum for tlie Insane, " 37.47 

John Kimball, incidentals, 32.02 

« sale of land, 600.00 

" fire department, 622.96 

J. "Woods, b.alance of note, 755.00 

Borrowed of sundry individuals, 22,500.00 

Bonds sold, 48,500.00 

Licenses, 260.00 

W. H. Allison, building sold, 6G0.00 
Blossom Hill cemetery, one half sales of lots, 451.80 

S. Dana, police justice, 804.47 

Stone quarries, 495.39 

A. G. Jones, sewerage, 78.75 
R. P. Sanborn, city hall, 4.00 
First Congregational Society, incidentals, 15.00 
F. P. Emerson & Co., " 50.00 
Whittemore & Kimball, " 25.00 
Connell & Savory, " 75.00 
M. B. Smith, on note (Walker legacy), 100.00 
Timothy W. Emery (cemetery, E. Concord), 33.90 
Albert Saltmarsh, highway districts, 23.70 

B. F. & D. Holden, land, 100.00 
Ezekiel S. Reed, " 84.73 
John Kimball, superintendent of highways, 89.92 
Charles P. Sanborn, incidentals, 55.15 

Total receipts, $299,792.11 

EXPENDITURES. 

Printing and stationery, $902.13 

Sewall's Falls bridge, " 6,250.00 

Precinct tax, lighting streets, 2,826.58 

" water-works, 7,000.00 

County tax, 16,922.19 

Engine house, 6,522.52 

School-house tax, 12,513.09 

Fisherville bridge, 17,028.97 

Professional service, 515.00 

Public Library, 500.00 

State tax, " 19,152.00 

Notes paid, 22,300.00 

Sewers and drains, 6,819.53 



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Committee service, 1869.50 

Precinct interest (State House), 3,076.12 

Non-resident bank tax, 69.04 
Special appropriation for hose carriage and 

ward bouse, 2,266.32 

Dog tax, 78.50 

Parsonage fund, 262.32 

City paupers, 2,370.95 

Highway districts, 3,635.63 

Schools, 27,692.99 

Bonds paid, 60,600.00 

Interest, 19,262.25 

Salaries, 5,062.32 
Superintendent of repairs of highways and 

bridges, 10,332.31 

Fire department, 10,002.39 

Incidentals, 7,219.15 

Roads and bridges, 8, 858. 27 

Police and watch, 4,307.59 

County paupers, 1,958.12 

Total expenditures, $287,175.78 
* Balance cash on hand, 12,616.33 



1299,792.11 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, Treasurer. 



Concord, Feb. 1, 1875. 
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. 

JOHN KIMBALL, ] Committee 

GEO. A. PILLSBURY, ' ^^omimuee 



JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, f ^.^ 
CHARLES W. MOORE, J ^*'^«^^<^^- 



*$!100 of this balance is part of the Wall^er legacy for schools, a payment of that 
amount having been made on the Freewill Baptist Society's note, to whom the legacy 
was loaned. 



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EXPENDITURES 



OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, FOR THE YEAR END- 
ING FEBRUARY 1, 1875. 



STATE TAX. 

Paid State Treasurer, $19,152.00 

COUNTY TAX. 
Paid County Treasurer, 16,922.19 

PAUPER ACCOUNT. 

Unexpended balance, 1873, $1,745.63 
Appropriation, 1874, 2,400.00 
Received of Merrimack county, for sup- 
port of county paupers, 1873, 1,998.57 
Received of A. Coleman, 104.00 
Received of Pembroke, 16.00 
Received of Chichester, 10.00 
Received of Manchester, 8.00 
Received of sundry individuals, 23.25 



16,305.45 



CITY PAUPERS. 

EXPENDITUKES. 

Paid as follows : 

G, K. Knowles, 78.00 

T.E. Hoyt, support of Mrs. Page, 71.07 

James T. Towle, wood, 4.00 

E. E. Graves, 3.00 

J. A. Coburn, undertaker, 11.50 

G. P. Conn, bill, 1873, 73.25 

E. Emerv, wood for Mr. Price, 6.00 

O. V. & W. H. Pitman, 9.70 

T. C. Campbell, 21.00 

Howe, Moseley & Co., groceries, 17.89 

C. H. Martin & Co., .75 

S. Partridge, undertaker, 10.00 

J. C. Linehan, 38.58 



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G. S. Locke & Co., wood, $19.00 

Savage Bros., 24.68 

H. Bean & Son, 5.00 

F. E. Ingalls, 6.56 
Eli Hibbard, wood, 15.00 
N. H. Asylum, 869.54 

G. W. Moody, 3.50 
Howe, Moseley & Co., 24.24 
R. Lake, 2.00 
State Reform School, 324.01 
John Harrington, board of son at asylum, 146.94 
J. F. Hoit, groceries, 77.00 
C. Thorn & Son, shoes, 8.75 
J. B. Merrill, 1.00 
H. Thompson, undertaker, 15.50 
William Langley, wood, 16.50 
C. D. Rowell, wood, 5.00 
Martha M. Smith, 10.00 
C. C. Clark, 10.00 
Norris A. Dunklee, 1.00 
Geo. F. Whittredge, 103.20 
J. H. Gallinger, med. attendance, C. C. Clark, 87.00 
City water-works, 4.50 
Andrew Harwood, 10.00 
City farm, 6.00 
A. & G. A. Foster, 3.75 
Charles Crow, 10.00 
G. P. Conn, 81 50 
J. E. Clifibrd, boots, 3.75 
Town of Salisbury, aid to George family, 131.29 

Total for city paupers, 2,370.95 

COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Paid as follows : 

Sarah P. Carter, aid to Flanders family, $4.00 

Charles P. Virgin, aid to Coty l:\mily, 76. 00 

E. D. Clough, groceries, 26.00 

John A. Coburn, undertaker, 17.00 

G. P. Conn, professional services, 78.25 

Horace Abbott, aid to Mrs. Stanley, 8.92 

Mary J. Brown, aid to Mrs. Addis, 24.00 

Mrs. William Burke, board of M. Piggi, 5.00 

Mary Burns, nursing Mrs. Stanley, 10.00 

City farm, 1873, transient paupers, 18.65 

Mrs. William Marsh, aid to Mrs. Stanley, 12.00 

John McNeil & Co., groceries, 191.96 



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John C. Linehan, groceries, 382.94 

William 11. Hosmer, medical attendance, 3.00 

G. S. Locke & Co., wood, 53.05 

John Chadwick, transient panpers, 32.22 

Geo. W. Corey, transient paupers, 4.00 

Concoi'd Railroad, fares, paupers, 16.90 

L. T. Woodman & Co., rent, 35.00 

Eastman & Currier, groceries, 54.68 

Isaac Baty, stove, 10.22 

William C. Powell, aid to G. Powell, 28.89 

S. E. Hamilton, rent, 48.00 

Eastman & Shephard, groceries, 104.80 

Hall & Foote, groceries, .31.62 

Northern Railroad, fares, 10.90 

Patrick Spellnian, rent, 12.00 

J. F. Hoit, groceries, 5.00 

Mrs. John Carter, care of R. Carter, 204.00 

J. B. Merrill, groceries, 15.00 

John Council, aid to transient paupers, 30.25 

B. C. & M. Railroad, fares, paupers, 5.00 
Warren & Bean, wood, 16.64 

F. A. Fiske, aid to D.Mooney, 3.00 
J. A. Cochran, aid to N. Kinsey, 7.50 
Celina Farebault, aid to Mrs. C. Bazro, 5-00 
William H. Sawyer, groceries, 6.01 
D. A. Macurdy, groceries, 22.59 
J. S. Button, lodgings for transient persons, 12.12 

G. W. Caldwell, 1.00 
James L. Mason, rent for E. Bazro, 10.00 

C. Thorn & Son, shoes for Mrs. Nolan, 2.00 
Geo. W. Abbott, rent for I. Mason, 5.00 
Currier & Larkin, 6.06 
Charles Crow, undertaker, 36.50 
Woodworth Bros., 5.00 
Franklin Evans, aid to McCarty and Bresnahan, 78.22 
Francis Hodgman, aid for Moses Feyler, 32.98 
City farm, care transient paupers, 54.25 
Geo. Abbott, undertaker, 3.00 

Total county paupers, $1,958.12 

14,329.07 
Balance unexpended, $1,976,38 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation, 1874, $9,500.00 

*Ai)propriation, water for fire department, 

1873, 1874, 7,400.00 

Received of John Kimball, watering streets, 588.50 



Paid as follows : 
James Boyd & Sons, 
City Water Works, 
H. H. Amsden & Sons, 
D. A. Brown & Co., 
Evans & Gale, 

L. A. Wright, teamster, twelve months, 
W. H. Allison, N. R. R. Hose Co., 
H. W. Ranlet & Co., coal, 
J. R. Hill & Co., one pair harnesses, 
J. P. Leavitt, hay, 
G. S. Locke & Co , 
J. J. Wyman, oil, 
Stevens & Duncklee, 
Mrs. W. W. Storrs, coal, 
J. S. Brown, cotton waste, 
J. E. MeShane, 



$17,488.50 



12, 

5. 

1, 

25, 

39, 

600. 

23, 

100, 

101. 

106. 

27. 

42. 

50. 

7. 

8. 

36. 



Abbot Downing Co., painting hose carriages, 406. 

Woodworth Bros., supplies, 5. 

D. S. Webster, xise of horses, 2. 
Geo. Goodhue, repairing hose, 2. 
Nathan Abbott, care of reservoirs, 2. 
N. A. Duncklee, use of horses, 6. 
Ranlet & Prescott, 196. 
Worthington & Merrill, repairs, 24. 
J. S. Thomj)Son, supplies, 1. 
Shattuck & Pickering, stove, 8. 
A. Fellows, repairing ropes, 3. 
Concord Gas Light Co , 165. 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber and labor, 11. 
J. S. Thompson & Co., 3. 

F. B. Underbill & Co., cotton cloth, 3. 
Patrick McKeon, rep. Old Fort Engine house, 5. 
Samuel Eastman & Co., shingles, 19. 
F. P. Emerson, rep. Old Fort Engine house, 19. 
D. B. Varney, brass castings, 2. 
Samnel Eastman & Co., new hose, 457. 



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*The sura of ,f!7,400 was appropriated to pay for the use of the fire hydi-ants for 
1873 and 1874. Tlie Sujjerior Court has enjoined the Treasurer not to pay the bill pre- 
sented by the Water Commissioners until the term of court in April, 1875. 



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Samuel Eastman, wood, 

French & Long, collation, 

Concord Brass Band, 

City Water Works, water for streets, 

" " water for hose houses, 

J. C. Duncklee, rent of land, 
Amoskeag Manfg Co., two hose carriages. 
Northern Raih-oad, repairs, 
Scott & Buzzell, furniture, Alert Co., 
Concord Carriage Works, repairs, 
Ordway & Ferrin, repairs, 
Moses Humphrey, use of horses, 
M. H. Bradley, hay, 
J. E. Plummer, steward Old Fort Co., 
Jeremiah Crowley, sawing wood, 
George Frye, wood, 

PAY KOLLS SIX MONTHS, TO AUGUST 1, 



150, 

3G. 

200. 

22. 

125 

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1874. 



Engineers, 

Gov. Hill, 

Kearsarge, 

Eagle Hose, 

Alert Hose, 

Good-Will Hose, 

Hook & Ladder Co., 

Pioneer Engine Co., 

Old Fort Engine Co., 

Cataract Engine Co., 

N. H. Haskell, steward. 

Gust. Walker, supplies, 

James Boyd & Sons, hats, 

W. H. Allison, miscellaneous bills, 



220.50 

280.50 

280.50 

243.00 

243.00 

243.00 

403.00 

253.00 

123.00 

123.00 

80.00 

62.74 

64.00 

158.28 



PAY-ROLLS SIX MONTHS TO FEB. 1, 1875. 



Board of Engineers, 

Gov. Hill, 

Kearsarge, 

Eagle Hose Co., 

Alert Hose Co., 

Good Will Hose Co., 

Hook and Ladder, 

Pioneer Engine Co., 

Old Fort Engine Co., 

Cataract Engine Co., 

W. H, Allison, miscellaneous bills, 



B220..50 
280.50 
283.00 
243.00 
243.U0 
243.00 
403.00 
253.00 
123.00 
123.00 
540.06 



$10,002.39 



Balance unexpended, 



,486.11 



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INCIDENTALS AND LAND DAMAGES. 

UnexiDended balance of 1873, $1,002.52 

Appropriation for 1874, 5,000.00 

Appropriation for East Concord Cemetery, 500.00 
Appropriation for bell on Board of Trade 

building, 250.00 
Received of John Kimball, 32.02 
Received of county of Merrimack, 98.77 
Received of First Congregational Society, 15.00 
Received of T. W. Emery, cemetery com- 
mittee, 33.90 
Received for rents, 150.00 
Received of C. P. Sanborn, cash not used 

for witnesses in Palmer suit, 55.15 



Paid as follows : 

City water-works, water, 28.00 

Cochran & Fitch, repairs, 7.85 

Jolin Kimball, use of horse one year^ 100.00 

Eli Hibbard, damage to sleigh, 3.50 
John Kimball, land for East Concord 

cemetery, 500.00 

Abbot Downing Co., 27.72 

John A. Holmes, professional services, 2.50 

S. Partridge, repairing hearse, 6.00 

A. J. Hall, notifying city council, 11.00 

John Kimball, cash paid out, 1873, 53.46 

C, Eastman, repaiiing hearse and wagon, 18.37 
A. J. Howe, painting hearse-house, 22.20 
A. H. Wiggin, posting bills, 5.00 

D. Dudley, two directories, 3.00 
^Y. H. Kimball, land damage, 90.00 
Gage & Conn, return of births and deaths, 14.25 
R. P. Sanborn, messenger, 150.28 
Isaac A. Hill, putting iip fire alarm bell, 250.00 
Geo. W. Abbott, rent of hall, Ward 1, 20.00 
George Goodhue, repairing water pipe, 15.75 
S. & S. C. Eastman, insurance, 164.50 
R. P. StanieJs, rent, 100.00 
Benjamin French, land damage, 125.00 
J. D. Johnson, repairing harness, 1.75 
John McNiel, land damage, 75.00 
Concord Gas Light Co., 216.64 
Lyman Merrill, groceries, small-pox patients, 40.46 
Jane Duigme, damage, 100.00 



$7,137.36 



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Frank J. Batchelder, insurance, $11.25 

M. W. Russell, return of births and deaths, 10.25 

Worthinuton, Merrill & Co., repairs, 3.00 

Mary E. Harvey, land damage, 32.00 

Cyrus F. Fletcher, care of hall, Ward 3, 5.00 

Sarah Collins, ^ building on School street, 12.50 

Warren Uphani, surveying, 15.75 

Jeremiah S. Noyes, land damage, 600.00 

C. J. Whitney, land damage, 50.00 

C. H. Martin & Co., med. small-pox cases, 3.56 

B. E. Goodwin, damage, 27.15 
G. S. Locke & Co., wood, 4.25 

C. Collins, ^ of building on School street, 6.25 
Betsey Glines, ^ of building on School st., 6.25 
Hill & Low, fire alarm, 52.83 
C. F. Stewart, cash paid out, 27.70 
Morrill & Danforth, insurance, 141.70 
G. P. Conn, professional services, 50.00 
Daniel Barnard, damage to J. C. Neal, 600.00 
E. B. S. Sanborn, damage to L. T. Frost, 325.00 
Ward, Humphrey & Dodge, tools, 2.50 
L. P. Hibbard, services, small-pox cases, 30.00 
C. J. Wyatt, land damage, 110.00 
J. E. Frye, painting ward house, 52.51 
Porter E. Blanchard, watering trough, 120.00 

B. F. Wells, coal, 1.80 
John B. Palmer, damage to printing office, 2,000.00 
Maria F. Putnam, land damage, 80.00 
Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 54.50 
R. P. Staniels, insurance, 32.40 
N. P. Rines, land damage, 110.00 
Clara E. Palmer, land damage, 10.00 
E. E. Graves, record of births and deaths, 1.25 
John A. Coburn, repairing hearse, 18.00 
Town of Pembroke, damage for discontin- 

xi'ing road, 50.00 

C. F. Stewart, cash paid out, 3.85 
T. J. Carpenter, repairing city hall, 3.50 
Chandler Eastman, painting fence. Ward 3 

cemetery, 143.81 

A. P. Young, weather strips, 2.57 

D. L. Guernsey, school books, 34.71 
W. H. Hosmer, professional services, 6.00 
G. P. Conn, prof, services, police station, 5.00 
D. D. Brainard, labor, 4.12 
D. C. Allen & Co., fixtures for watering 

trough, 3.50 



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Perkins & Moore, insurance, $9.00 

Samuel C Eastman, cash paid out, 12.96 

B. W. Sanborn, school books, 19.22 

John Kimball, cash paid out, 1874, 54.88 

Torrent Aqueduct Association, water, 27.75 

S. & S. C. Eastman, insurance, 78.65 



r,219.15 



Appropriation overdrawn, $81.79 

ROADS AND BRIDGES. 



Unexpended balance, 1873, $1,995.31 

Appropriation, 1874, 10,000.00 

Trans, to Union dist. Nos. 9, 26, 27, 28, 29, $2,381.54 

Trans, to highway dists., as per report, 755.50 



Paid as follows : 

J. T. Clough & Co., $2.70 

City Water-works, 10.00 

Rufus Virgin, watering trough, 3.00 

John Kimball, serv. sup't Federal bridge, 300.00 
Edward Runnells, labor on roads. District 

No. 16, 60.00 

Jos. Baker, labor on roads, Dist. No. 29, 2.62 

Woodworth Bros., oil, 4.95 

Jonathan George, clearing sidewalks, 46.40 

William A. Tupper, lighting Free bridge, 48.00 

J. & J. T. Batchelder, work on road, 7.00 

Daniel Flagg, watering trough, 3.00 
G. W. Bussell, lighting Twin bridge one 

year, 27.56 
Moses H. Bean, lighting Fisherville bridge 

one year, 47.35 

John B. Curtis, work on highway, 5.25 

Charlotte Stark, plank, 67.64 

Webster & Morgan, labor on Free bridge, 35.37 

E. B. Hutchinson, engineer's stakes, 7.00 

M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, Thorndike street, 59.79 

Broadway, 196.50 

Charles H. Elliott, drag plank, 20.00 

W. M. Darrah, rep. roof Concord bridge, 29.38 
Clifford & Shaw, building stone culvert 

at foot of GuUey hill, 468.00 



$11,995.31 

$3,137.04 

$8,858.27 



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Dfivid White, plank for Free bridge, $213.06 

Cliffonl & Shaw, stone for Concord bridge, 147.00 
Jeremiah Brown, building road near foot of 

Galley liill, 109.87 

P. W. Follansbee, moAung building, 60.00 

Harrison Partridge, team for same, 25.00 

Charlotte Lewis, lighting Concord bridge 

fifteen raontlis, 65.00 

L. R. Fellows, building cess-pools, 89.97 

R. C. Danfortli, 5.43 

C. C. Lund, surveying, 12 40 

Hall & Foote, 6.78 

A. H. Morrill, building Charles St., Ward 1, 25.75 
C. E. Thompson, lumber, 12.00 
City of Providence, one trap and express, 8.42 
J. Brown, pay-roll, road near Blossom hill, 561.60 
M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, Clinton street, 456.40 
John Edwards, bridges at East Concord, 30.25 

Sewall's Falls, 122.50 

Ward, Humphrey & Dodge, supplies, 35.18 

Harrison Partridge, drawing stone Sewall's 

Falls bridge, 91.00 

Samuel Holt, brick for cess-pools, 113.85 

City Water-works, watering troughs, 27.49 

John Edwards, labor on pier Concord bridge, 625.25 
Jesse H. Goodwin, building bridge over Tur- 
key river, 21.75 
S. J, Shaw and men, bridge at East Concord, 402.41 
Wiiitten & Berry, oil, 3.40 
Wm. K. Holt & Co., lumber, 122.10 
C. & J. C. Gage, " 90.95 
E. A. Boutwell & Co., lumber Concord bridge, 54.81 
Northern Railroad, freight on tools, 8.40 

B. W. Sanborn & Co., cement pipe, 124.43 
Webster & Morgan, carpenter work, 19.70 
Horace Call, chestnut lumber, 21.27 

C. F. Carswell, damage to wagon, 2.50 
Geo. W. Emerton, stone, 26.00 
Coffin, Cochran & Co., cement. Concord bridge, 82.64 
M. H. Bean, transportation, 15.00 
N. White, drawing grade to Free-bridge road 

and stone to mouth of sewer, 200.00 

Putney & Chadwick, stone for bridges, 56.28 

Town of Pembroke, I'epairing bridges, 80.66 

Ira Foster, two loads stone, East Concord, 8.50 

Reed and Blanchard, stone for bridges, 20,75 

o 



18 

Roberts & Crowley, stone for bridges, $42.37 
Thompson Rowell & Co., concrete walks and 

crossings, 655.91 

Simeon Farnum, bridge plank, 40.00 

A. & G. A. Foster, horse hire to Fisherville, 15.00 
H. Partridge, drawing stone for bridges, 285.10 
Abijnh Hollis, stone for Concord bridge, 17.33 
Geo. F. Haywood, chestnut posts, 9.00 

B. E. Badger, surveying, 95.50 
Ordway & Ferren, mason work, Fisherville, 46.64 

C. Thorn & Son, boots, 17.50 
R. B. Hoit, repairing Horse Hill bridge, 19.05 
M. H. Johnson, labor on Concord bridge, 167.07 
E. B. Hutchinson, labor on Federal bridge, 34.63 
J. C. Chesley, smith work, East Concord, 24.44 
James Moore & Sons, hardware, 33.81 
David O, Smith, smith Avork, 15.66 
Ward, Humphrey & Dodge, iron, 24.32 
John Kimball, paid for edge stone laid in 1874, 117.90 

" " concrete side walks, 583.87 

Henry W. Clapp, sewer gratings, 242.36 

Ranlet & Prescott, smith coal, 1.37 

Zebulon Smith, watering trough, 3.00 

Geo. S. Young, iron fence, 65.44 

Gust. Walker, hardware, 57.63 

Dutton Woods, repairing Concord bridge, 537.11 

Charles Hall, bridge plank, 11.25 

Reed & Blanchard, stone, 4.25 

C. C. Lund, surveying road to Boscawen, 100.00 



COMMITTEE SERVICE. 

Unexpended balance, 1873, $10.00 

Appropriation, 1874, 900.00 



Paid as follows : 

M. B. Smith, $65.00 

J. L. T. Brown, 45.00 

D. G. Holmes, 45.00 

J. B. Walker, 37.00 

C. N. Corning, 35.00 

G. H. Curtis, 50.00 

A. S. Farnum, 35.00 

John Hazelton, 35.00 

J. G. Tallant, 30.00 

R. M. Ordway, 35.00 



$8,858.27 



$910.00 



19 



J. E. Hutchins, 
A. J. Hall, 
J. B. Fellows, 
W. A. Bean, 
J. C. Linehan, 
D. E. HoAvard, 
D. C. Tenney, 
J. A. Cochran, 
Daniel Hoklen, 
Geo, A. Pillsbury, 



Balance unexpended. 



$60.00 
80.00 
82.50 
35.00 
35.00 
30.00 
35.00 
45.00 
27.00 
78.00 



869.50 
$40.50 



POLICE AND WATCH. 

Appropriation, 1874, $3,000.00 

Merrimack County (fines), 225.00 

S. Dana (fines and costs), 804.47 

Paid as follows: 

Concord Water-works, $7.50 

Rand & Jones, Avatclimen, 1,466.74 

Stevens & Duncklee, stove pipe, 4.71 

H. W. Ranlet & Co., coal, 37.42 
J. M. Jones and others, sp. police oflScers, 111.00 

Jones & Johnson, rent of office, 200.00 

John Council, salary one year, 900.00 

William Vogler, chairs, 10.50 

John Chadwick, police services, 421.65 

Geo. Corey, " « 56.40 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 98.20 

Concord Gas Light Co., 60.80 

John Connell, police expenses, 20.75 

Charles T. Lane, police service, 21.00 

Hall B. Rand, " " 18.00 

A. & G. A. Foster, 91.75 

C. W. Hardy, police service, 18.75 

Moody S. Earn urn, " 6.00 

Ordway & Ferren, repairing lobby, 5.85 

Hale Chadwick, blankets, 6.00 

William T. Locke, police service, 12.00 

Herbert F. Norris, clerk police court, 50.55 

John F. Brown, " " 20.00 

Sylvester Dana, salary one year, 600.00 

Geo. L. Lovejoy, 2.00 



$4,029.47 



20 



Geo. Partridge, $5.00 

John Chudwick, police expenses, 60.02 



Appropriation overdrawn, 

SCHOOLS. 

Unexpended balance, 1873, 1506.46 

Appropriation, 1874, _ ... 18,000.00 

Additional appropriation by Union district, 7,131.00 

Literary fund, 1,050.83 

Interest on the Abiel Walker legacy, 60.00 

Tax on dogs, 1872 and 1873, 87250 



4,307.59 
278.12 



127,620.79 



Paid as follows : 
Daniel G. Holmes, Committee, Dist. No, 1, 



Joseph Knowles, 

Wyman W. Holden, 

A. C. Carter, 

John E. Saltmarsh, 

O. P. Fowler, 

W. H. Currier, 

John Margate (1873), 

John Hargate, 

P. B. Cogswell, 

William A. Bean, « 

David A. Morrill (1873)," 

Albert Stevens (1873), " 

John B. Sanborn, " 

John W. Bourlet, " 

John T. Tenney, " 

Wm. Thompson, " 

L-a Abbott, 

F. A. Abbott (1873), " 

Frank A. Abbott, 

N. P.Richardson(1873)," 

N. P. Richardson, 

Robert Hall, 

E. A. Boutwell, 

R. K. Buswell, Com., in Hopkinton, 

Appropriation overdrawn, 



2, 

" 3, 

" 4, 

" 5, 

" 6, 

" 7, 

" 8, 

" 8, 

Union Dist., 

No. 12, 

" 13, 

" 13, 

" 13, 

" 14, 

" 15, 

" 16, 

" 18. 

" 20, 

" 20, 

" 22, 

«' 22, 

23, 

24, 

18, 



$200.00 
182.75 
677.05 
151.45 
146.25 
137.50 
169.80 

49.58 

160.85 

21,640.10 

529.70 

93.34 

76.66 
317.65 
154.25 
146.40 

67.20 

287.20 

610.95 

1,483.55 

50.00 
186.55 

53.65 

71.46 

49.10 $27,692.99 



^72.20 



21 



SALAMES. 

Appropriation, 1874, 

Paid as follows : 

John Kimball, mayor, 

John Kimball, supt. repairs highways and 

bridges, 
C. F. Stewart, city clerk, 

" " overseer of the poor, 

S. C. Eastman, city treasurer, 

" " extra service, 1872 and 1873, 

Charles P. Sanborn, city solicitor, 
W. 11. Allison, collector of taxes, 
L. L. Mower, clerk of common council, 
Board of Education, Union district, 
A. Rolfe. school committee, dist. No. 20, 
W. W. Holden, school com. dist. No. 3, 
A. Burnham, school committee, 
Isaac N. Abbott, school committee, 
Asa H. Morrill, assessor, Ward 1, 



$5,000.00 



John P. Locke, " 


(( 


O 




J. D. Knight, " 


u 


3, 




S. Seavey, 


(( 


4, 




Curtis White, " 


ii 


5, 




Joseph Wentworth, " 


u 


6, 




Andrew S. Smith, " 


ii 


7, 




Rufus Cass, selectman, 


Ward 1, 


F. G. Chandler, 


u 




1, 


W. L. Bennett, 


a 




2 


Elbridge Emery, 


li 




i 


John t. Tenney, 


a 




2, 


John E. Saltmarsh, 


u 




3, 


Wyman W. Holden, 


u 




3, 


Abial C. Abbott 


u 




3, 


C. H, Jones, 


(( 




4, 


Geo. S. Young, 


(C 




4, 


G. Storrs Blanchard, 


(( 




4, 


Daniel F. Secomb, 


a 




5, 


A. B. Smith, 


11 




5, 


B.F.Dunklee, 


a 




5, 


H. Nelson Farley, 


u 




6, 


J. M. Bliss, 


(( 




6, 


B. F. Gale, 


(( 




7, 


Joseph E. Brown, 


C( 




7, 


E. A. F. Hammond, 


u 




7, 



$500.00 

300.00 

800.00 

125.00 

250.00 

300.00 

100.00 

1,300.00 

50.00 

225.00 

27.00 

18.00 

56.66 

56.66 

81.00 

75.00 

66.00 

120.00 

183.00 

189.00 

105.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

6.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 



22 



D. Warren Fox, ward clerk, Ward 1, 
John N. Hill, 

Stephen F. Abbott, « " 

A. L. Harden, " " 

Geo. F. Underbill, " 
C. C. Lund, " " 

G. B. Whittredge, « " 
1873, « 



Appropriation overdrawn, 



1, 


5.00 




5.00 


3, 


5.00 


4, 


5.00 


5, 


5.00 


6, 


5.00 


7, 


5.00 


7, 


5.00 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 



Appropriation, 1874, 

Paid as follows : 

Sanborn and Clark, 1872, 
" « 1873, 

Asa Fowler, 
Tappan & Mugridge, 
L. T. Flint, 



Balance unexpended. 



$200.00 

200.00 

25.00 

40.00 

50.00 



$5,062.32 



)2.32 



600.00 



$515.00 
$85.00 



NON-RESIDENT BANK TAX. 



Paid as follows : 
Town of Chichester, 







DOG TAX. 




Paid as 


follows : 








Josiah S. 
R. K. Abl 
Luther M 
Joseph E. 
Samuel S 


Locke, 

30tt, 

. Hoit, 
Brown, 
Buswell, 

PRINTING AND 


STATI 


$28.00 

25.00 

1.50 

9.00 

15.00 




ONERY. 


Unexpended balance. 
Appropriation, 1874, 


1873, 




^306.63 
800.00 



69.04 



$78.50 



$1,106.63 



23 



Paid as follows 



Republican Press Association, 


i 


^665.60 




C. C. Pearson & Co., 




23 00 




E. C. Bailey, 




46.44 




Woodbury & Batchelder, 




1.50 




Morrill & Silsby, 




161.99 




B. W. Sanborn, 




3.60 


1902.13 








Balance unexpended, 


204.50 


PUBLIC LIBRARY. 






Appropriation, 1874, 






500.00 


Paid as follows : 








F. S. Crawford, librarian, 






500.00 


PARSONAGE FUND. 






Paid as follows : 








West Congregational Society (1873), 


$16.32 




Fisherville " 




7.07 




East " 




19.00 




South « 




35.00 




First " 




40.00 




West 




16.32 




Methodist " 


(Fisherville) 


, 2.06 




Free Will Baptist Society, 




11.31 




Pleasant Street " 




12.08 




First " 




28.00 




Universalist Society, 




26.00 




Unitarian " 




21.06 




Episcopalian " 




28.10 


S9fi9..q9 



CITY PRECINCT. 

Unexpended balance, 1873, interest on State 

House loan, $.55.13 

Unexpended balance, 1873, lighting streets, 896.52 

" " " sewers, 376.94 

Appropriation, 1874, interest on State House 



loan, 


3,350.00 


Appropriation, 1874, water-works, 


7,000.00 


" lighting streets. 


2,800.00 


" sewers, 


10,000.00 


Received of A. G. Jones, 


78.75 



$24,557.34 



24 

Paid as follows : 
Interest on state house loan, of $50,000, $3,076.12 

Amount assessed for interest on Water- 
works bonds, $7,000.00 



Paid for lighting streets as follows : 

R. P. Sanborn, lamplighter, $57.00 

J. L. T. Brown, " 663.97 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, 2,032.72 

Tufts Brothers, lanterns, 59.10 

Concord Railroad, freight, .26 

J. F. Hoit, matches, 1.65 

Concord Carriage Co., repairs, 1.00 

T. J. Carpenter, setting glass, 10.88 



$2,826.58 



Paid bills for sewers as follows : 

M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, 1,451.98 

W. K. Clifford, stone work, 59.40 

Concord Railroad Co., freight, 2.44 

W. H. Allison, sewerage tax refunded, 3,368.01 

Gust. Walker, supplies, 45.09 

Cofhn, Cochran & Co., cement, 487.77 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, 17.75 

E. R. Noyes, brick, 184.00 

Whittemore & Kimball, lumber, 11.75 

Hutchins & Co., 11.50 

Roberts & Crowley, stone, 38.85 

Estate B. W. Sanborn, tax refunded, 78.75 

B. A. Kimball, stone, . 25.00 

L. R. Fellows, sewer in Blake street, 176.08 

Ordway & Ferren, mason work, 861.16 



,819.53 



$19,722.23 

Balance unexpended, $4,835.11 



25 



EEPOllT 

OF THE 



SUPERINTENDENT OF REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS 
AND BRIDGES. 



To the City Council: 

Tlie uiuiersigned, superintendent of highways and bridges, 
respectfully presents the statement of his receipts and expendi- 
tures in each district from February 1, 1874, to February 1, 
1875,— districts Nos. 9, 26, 27, 28, and 29 being one district, 
under the immediate supervision of the superintendent. 

JOHN KIMBALL, Superintendent. 

DISTRICTS NUMBERS 9, 26, 27, 28, AND 29. 

John Kimhall, Superintendent of Repairs of Highiuays and Bridges, 

De. 
To Appropriation, 1874, $7,200.00 

Manure, and all other materials sold, 89,92 

Ti-ansferred from appropriations for 

roads and bridges, 2,381.54 



Cr. 

By amounts expended from February 1, 
1874, to February 1, 1875, as follows: 

Paid Jeremiah Brown, pay roll, February, $165.60 

" " " « March, 136.87 

« " " " April, 246.95 

" " « « May, 478.80 

« « " « June, 420.83 

« " " " July, 594.16 

« " " « August, 631.05 

« " " " September, 223.46 

" " « " October, 737.86 

" " " " November, 478.48 

" " " " December, 123.11 

« " " " January, 176.75 

" Thomas Murphy, teamster, 12 months, 600.00 

$5,018.92 



,671.46 



26 



roll, February, 


1118.82 


' March, 


153.37 


« April, 


373.05 


" May, 


355.15 


" June, 


777.25 


' July, 


555.15 


' August, 


102.73 


" September, 


262.11 


" October, 


844.46 


' November, 


563.27 


' December, 


85.92 


" January, 


297.67 




$4,488.95 


SUPPLIES. 





By paid J. R. Hill & Co., harnesses, $84.00 

William K. Norton, use of horses, 102.50 
George E. Minot, teamster, 19.25 

Abbot, Downing Co., repairing cart, 11. 20 
S. M. Griffin, repairing sled, 3.50 

Gust. Walker, supplies, 43.73 

Ward, Humphrey & Dodge, supplies, 3 35 
John Hall, gravel, 8.08 

B. G. Carter, smith work. Brown, 23.47 
" " Johnson, 24.40 

J. E. Cliflford, rubber boots, 7.50 

James E. McShane, shoeing horses, 21.50 
Connell & Savory, paint for carts, 14.76 
J. S. Thompson, medicine, 1.45 

Webster & Morgan, repairing bridge, 5.20 
William K. Holt, oak plank, 6.96 

J. S. Merrill, repairing cart, 5.00 

Worthington, Merrill & Co., rep. cart, 8.70 
George Symonds, repairing harnesses, 18.87 
Ephraim Lamprey, grade, 36.60 

S. B. Upton, « 5.04 

M. H. Johnson, 1,021 loads grade, 

at eight cents per load, 81.68 

M. H. Johnson, cash paid out, 8. 75 

Woodworth Bros., grain, 283.95 



^29.44 



^10,332.31 



Appropriation overdrawn, $660.85 



27 

HIGHWAY DISTRICT REPORTS. 

DISTRICT NO. 1. 



Simeon Farnum, Surveyor^ 




Dr. 


To Appropriation, 1874, 




8110.00 


Cr. 






By labor of James Locke, 


$3.70 




Joseph Emery, 


9.40 




A. S. Yeaton, 


11.87 




Simeon and A. Q. Farnum, 


85.53 


$110.00 


DISTRICT NO. 2. 




"W. S. Carter, SurveyoVy 


Dr. 




To Appropriation, 1874, 


$65.00 




Balance unexpended, 1873, 


14.61 


$79.61 


Cr. 




By labor of Charles Pinkham, 


$13.50 




Frank Hayward, 


2.00 




Frank Hayward, lumber, 


2.25 




labor of J. Sweatt, 


.56 




J. Quimby, 


4.72 




W. F. Sargent, 


1.50 




Mr. Flint and son. 


2.00 




W. S. Carter, 


47.20 


73.73 








Cash in hands of surveyor, 


S5.88 


DISTRICT NO. 3. 






John" Buckland, Surveyor^ 


Dr. 




To Appropriation, 1874, 


$65.00 




Transferred from appropriation for roads 






and bridges, 


18.74 


$83.74 






Cr. 






By labor of John Buckland, 


$22.00 




Rufus Virgin, 


17.07 




Fales Virgin, 


10.07 




Charles A^bbott, 


8.32 




Jonathan Varney, 


5.25 




Charles Buckland, 


10.07 




James Bartlett, 


4.82 




Lyman Hall, 


1.32 




Mark Sargent, 


3.50 




David Sargent, 


1.32 


*SQ 7/t 



28 

DISTKICT NO. 4. 

H. 11. PoTTEE, Surveyor, De. 

To appropriation, 1874, $85.00 

Ce. 

By labor of Lyman Tilton, $5.25 

John P. Locke, 7.00 

Charles Powell, 5.25 

Thomas Sears, 10.50 

J. F. Potter, 5.25 

John Potter, 15.75 

Charles Clark, 4.27 

W. Batchelder, 3.50 

Thomas Potter, 5.25 

H. H. Potter, 15.75 

John Potter, plow, 1.75 

H. H. Potter, lumber, 4.00 

H. H. Potter, posts, .50. 

J. F. Potter, gravel, .60 

$84.02 

Balance unexpended, .34 

DISTEICT NO. 5. 
John B. Sanboen, Surveyor, De. 

To appropriation, 1874, $80.00 

Ce. 

By labor of John B. Sanborn, $50.75 

Moodv S. Farnum, 5.25 

HugirTallant, 15.75 

John G. Tallant, 8.25 



DISTKICT NO. 6. 

Solomon C. Sandees, Surveyor, 1873, 
Joseph E. Plummee, " 1874, De. 

To appropriation, 1874, $800.00 

Balance unexpended, 1873, 17.03 

Transferred from appropriation for roads and 

bridges, 9.50 



Ce. 

By labor of John B. Sanborn, $5.50 

Charles W. Blake, 1.00 

Edward R. Noyes, 2.25 

S. C. Sanders, 17.78 

$26.53 



$80.00 



$326.53 



29 



labor of William P. Stevens, 


$3.50 


Robert A. Brown, 


14.87 


S. C. Sanders, 


27.29 


Charles IT. Sanders, 


26.37 


Washinu^ton Hill, 


9.62 


Daniel JJ. Sanborn, 


21.25 


G. W. Moody, 


10.49 


William Flanders, 


2.62 


Joseph E. Plummer, 


72.87 


Clarence IMcMurphy, 


5.25 


J. T. Clono-h, 


32.50 


S. A. Kendall, 


5.25 


0. W. Coon, 


35.62 


Cliarles G. Virgin, 


4.81 


W. W. Hazelton, 


4.75 


Thomas Smith, 


6.00 




$283.06 




'it'Stno f^o 







Balance unexpended, $16.94 

DISTRICT NO. 7. 
Samuel M. Locke, Surveyor, Dk. 

To appropriation, 1874, $20. 00 

balance unexpended, 1873, 79 31 



Cr. 
By labor of Samuel M. Locke, 
Albion Welch, 
Josiah S. Locke, 
Benjamin L. Larkin, 


N'O. 8. 
roads 


$21.91 
12.00 
18.50 
16.50 


$68.91 




Dr. 

$100.00 

39.17 


Balance unexpended, 

DISTRICT ] 
William T. Locke, Surveyor, 
To appropriation, 1874, 
Transferred from appropriation for 
and bridges, 


$30.40 

*1QO I? 



Cr. 

By labor of William T. Locke and team, $88.67 

William C. Greenongh and team, 15.00 

Thomas Greenough, 7.50 

John Davis, 10.50 



30 

By labor of Hirnm Davis, $3,00 

Hiram Davis, Jr., 3.00 

P. Richardson, plank, 9.50 

Spikes and smith work, 2.00 

DISTEICT NO. 10. 

Harrison Partridge, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, _ $230.00 
Transferred from appropriation for roads 

and bridges, 376.34 



DISTEICT NO. 11. 



Cr. 

By labor of Asa H. Morrill and men, near 

Beaver Meadow brook, by order of the 

mayor, 125.09 

By labor of Harrison Partridge, 62.00 

James Muzzey, 41,00 

Geo. F. Brown, 45.00 

Charles Brown, 10.00 

Ira Phillips, 20.00 

James Phillips, 129.00 

Willard Partridge, 35.00 

Warren Kempton, 25.00 

Moses Humphrey, 10.00 

Edward Welch, 2.00 

Sylvester Kiggins, 18.00 

William Webster, 10.00 

Dennis Bresnehan, 12.00 

H. H. Farnura, 4.50 

Isaac H. Farnum, 2.00 

Work from city farm, 40.00 

Paid for stone, 15.75 



Alfred C. Abbott, Surveyor, 1873, 
Jonathan M. Stewart, " 1874, Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, $40.00 

Transferred from appropriation for roads and 

bridcres, 14.49 



Cr. 

By labor of J. M. Stewart, $45.49 

Alfred C. Abbott, 6.42 

J. Ferren, 2.58 



$139.17 



$606.84 



$606.84 



$54.49 



$54.49 



31 



DISTRICT NO. 12. 



Asa H. Morrill, Surveyor^ Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, $450.00 

cash of Contoocook Co., 1.92 

Transferred from appropriation for roads and 

bridges, 103.06 



Cr. 




By labor of A. H. Morrill, 


$119.98 


Samuel Florence, 


59.66 


Albert Stone, 


40.59 


Lawrence Kenan, 


54.06 


George F. Sanborn, 


10.00 


J. P. Boyce, 


51.75 


Jolin McLaughlin, 


41.38 


M. H. Fifield, 


25.80 


Emanuel Sebra, 


35.00 


Nelson Davis, 


20.35 


Napoleon Sebra, 


7.00 


Edgar Fifield, 


1.75 


Gilman Morrill, 


.88 


Nathan Colby, 


1.50 


Samuel Sanborn, 


.40 


Nathan Chandler, 


22.33 


Stephen Currier, 


1.40 


Frank A. Emerson, 


1.80 


Charles C. Bean, 


51.50 


Spikes, 


4.10 


Evans & Gale, hardware, 


3.75 


DISTRICT NO. 13. 




Geo. F. Sanborn, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1874, 


$80.00 


Transferred from appropriation for roada 




and bridges, 


47.64 



Cr. 

By labor of Geo. F. Sanborn, men and 
teams breaking roads winter of 1873- 
1874, 23.10 

By labor of repairing highAvays to June 30, 80.00 

" " Nov. 1, 24.54 



1554.98 



$554.98 



$127.64 



$127.64 



32 



DISTRICT NO. 14. 



Henry C. Perren, Surveyor, 1873, 
Sherman D. Colby, " 1874, Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, $60.00 

Transferred from appropriation for roads 

and bridges, 32.66 



Cr. 
By labor of Henry C. Perren and others, 

breaking roads, 14.50 

By labor of Sherman D. Colby, 85.16 

Henry C. Perren, 3.00 

DISTRICT NO. 15. 

Andrew P. Bennett, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, $90.00 

Cash in hands of surveyor, 1873, 16.97 

Cr. 

By labor of Andrew P. Bennett, $53.00 

Francis Runnells, 3.50 

John Abbott, 11.50 

Moses E. Long, 9.50 

Ephraim F. Sweatt, 15.25 

C. A. Annis, 10.87 



192.66 



$92.66 



$106.97 



103.62 



Cash in hands of surveyor, $3.35 

DISTRICT NO. 16. 



Edward Runnells, Sur 


veyor. 




Dr. 


To appropriation, 1874, 






$65.00 


Cr. 








By labor of Edward Runnells, 




27.73 




Edwin Sawyer, 




5.50 




Edwin Terry, 




6.00 




Jerome Runnells, 




14.00 




Albert G. Dow, 




6.45 




Amos Sawyer, 




2.45 




R. B. Hoit, 




2.87 


ffiR^ no 



33 

DISTRICT No. 17. 
Robert K. Buswell, Surveyor, 1873, 



A. C. Carter, " 


1874, 


Dr. 




To ai)pvopnatioii, 1874, 




§00.00 




Cash ill hands of R. K. Bus 


well, 


18.50 


$78..50 






Cr. 








By labor of R. K. Buswell and 


men, 


$17.60 




A. C. Carter, 




20 20 




R. S. Davis, 




1.60 




T. R. Carter, 




5.70 




Fred. Richardson, 




4.00 




S. Crane, 




3.80 




William Powell, 




4.50 




Frank Currier, 




2.00 




C. Flanders, 




2.00 




W. Crane, 




8.00 




G. H. Diamond, 




13.20 


^77.60 







Cash in hands of R. K. Buswell, .90 

DISTRICT NO. 18. 
Henry Farnum, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, • $90.00 

unexpended balance, 1873, 2.30 

transferred from appropriation for roads 
• and bridges, 15.70 

$108.00 



Cr. 

By labor of Henry Farnura, $21.00 

Isaac F. Ferren, 43.00 

Andrew S. Farnum, 26.50 

Edward Barrett, 2.00 

Samuel E. Calef, 11.50 

Stephen Carlton, 4,00 



DISTRICT NO. 19. 
Stephen K. Little, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, 880.00 

Transferred from appropriation for roads 

and bridges, 3.62 



Cr. 
By labor of F. R. Currier, $3.62 

John E, Saltmarsh; 12.50 

3 



8108.00 



$83.62 



34 



Bylaborof J. II. Abbott, 




$12.00 




Henry Menill, 




7.50 




A. D. Swan, 




11.00 




A. E. Saltmarsli, 




16.00 




Frank Emerson, 




5.50 




Alvin Powell, 




2.00 




D. C. Tenney, 




2.00 




S. K. Little, 




16.00 




R. K. Abbott, 




6.00 


94.12 






Due surveyor, 


10.50 


DISTEICT NO. 


,20. 






Jacob N. Flanders, Surveyor^ 




Dr. 




To a]>propriation, 1874, 




$60.00 




transferred from appropriation for 


roads 






and bridges, 




46.71 


$106.71 


Cr. 






By labor of John E. Saltmarsli, breaking roads, 


, 16.90 




Jacob N. Flanders, 




15.05 




Peter Fagan, 




14.18 




William B. Thompson, 




7.17 




John E. Saltmarsh, 




16.10 




Charles H. Merrill, 




13.06 




Franklin J. Emerson, 




16.10 




L. B. Thompson, 




6.30 




Abbott Saltmarsh, 




2.75 




W. E. Harrington, 




8.05 




Geo. W. Flanders, 




1.05 


$106.71 


DISTRICT NO. 


21. 




Lowell Brown, Surveyor', 




Dr. 




To appropriation, 1874, 




$80.00 




unexpended balance, 




56.50 


$136.50 






Cr. 








By labor of Daniel Farnum, breaking i 


roads, 


$8.00 




Lowell Brown, 




37.00 




John Ballard, 




32.25 




Frank Griffin, 




23.00 




Charles Fiske, 




11.00 


$111.25 







Balance unexpended, $25.25 



35 

DISTRICT NO. 22. 



Charles Hall, Surveyor, 




Dr. 


To appropriation, 1874, 




$75.00 


Cr. 






By labor of Charles Hall, 




73.50 


Balance unexpended, 


$1.50 


DISTRICT NO. 23. 






Isaac N. Abbott, Surveyor, 


Dr. 




To appropriation, 1874, 


$125.00 




cash in hands of surveyor, 1873, 


5.80 


$130.80 






Cr. 






By labor of Isaac N. Abbott, 


$24.50 




John E. Proctor, 


1.75 




Isaac H. Proctor, 


2.62 




Frank G. Proctor, 


7.00 




J. E. Baker, 


9.62 




J. S. Abbott, 


3.50 




D. K. Abbott, 


3.00 




F. S. Corlis, 


4.37 




S. L. Baker, 


4.37 




Stephen Currier, 


1.75 




Paid for plank, 


6.75 


169.23 








$01.57 


Balance unexpended. 


$55.80 




Cash in hands of surveyor. 


5.77 


$61.57 


DISTRICT NO. 24. 






Jesse H. Goodwin, Surveyor, 


Dr. 




To appropriation, 1874, 


$45.00 




casli in hands of Joseph E. Brown, 1873, 


2.83 


$47.83 






Cr. 






By labor of Jesse H. Goodwin, 


$19.24 




Andrew S. Smith, 


.87 




Joseph E. Brown, 


8.75 


$28.86 








^18.97 


Balance unexpended. 


$10.00 




Cash in hands of Joseph E. Brown, 


2.83 




" " surveyor, 


6.14 


ifti e 07 



36 

DISTRICT NO. 25. 
Moses B. Abbott, Surveyor; Dr. 

To appropriation, 1874, ^100.00 

transferred from appropriation for roads 

and bridges, " 10.70 



Cr. 




By labor of Charles Flanders and men, 


$10.70 


Moses B. Abbott, 


49.66 


William Abbott, 


8.75 


Ira Abbott, 


5.25 


Frederick Cloucjh, 


4.00 


J. C. and J. F. Wheeler, 


5.25 


Charles Abbott, 


.87 


William W. Clark, 


1.75 


David L. Sanders, 


1.75 


John L. Gordon, 


7.87 


Andrew Watson, 


8.62 


John Rowell, 


1.75 


M. T. Ladd, for plank. 


4.48 


DISTRICT NO. 30. 




Frank B. Carter, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1874, 


^00.00 


transferred from appropriation for roads 




and bridges. 


12.90 


Cr. 




By labor of Elbridge Diamond and men, 


$12.90 


Timothy Carter, 


12.50 


David Carter, 


13.50 


William Broad, 


3.00 


Frank H. Cm-rier, 


6.00 


F. B. Carter, 


25.00 


DISTRICT NO. 31. 




Robert K. Lougee, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1874, 


$20.00 


unexpended balance, 1873, 


44.53 


Cr. 




By labor of R. K. Lougee, 


$28.87 


Hiram Davis, 


9.62 


Samuel E. Clifford, grade, 


3.00 



$110.70 



$110.70 



$72-.90 



$72.90 



164.53 



41.49 
Balance unexpended, - $23.04 



37 

DISTRICT NO. 32. 



John T. Gilman, Surveyor, 




Dr. 




To appropriation, 1874, 




645.00 




imexponded balance, 1873, 




7.25 


152.25 


Ce. 






By labor of John T. Gilman, breaking 


roads, 


S5.25 




Jonn T. Gilman, 




21.75 




L. K. Hines, 




7.50 




Geo. Holt, 




3.00 




M. G. Boyce, 




1.50 


39.00 






Balance unexpended, 


113.25 


DISTRICT NO. 


33. 






Robert II. Potter, Surveyor, 




Dr. 




To appropriation, 1874, 




§50.00 




cash in hands of Harrison Bean, 




8.50 




transferred from appropriation for 


roads 






and bridges, 




37.89 


696.39 






Cr. 








By labor of Harrison Bean, 




88.50 




Eobert H. Potter, 




33.74 




G. T. Abbott, 




20.87 




W. Hazelton, 




2.96 




W. L. Batchelder, 




1.75 




J. Henrahen, 




2.62 




D. Webster, 




2.50 




J. Sanders, 




1.75 




Henrv Bean, 




3.50 




W. A. Bean, 




15.25 




S. Dustin, 




1.75 




J. P. Batchelder, plank. 




1.20 


696.39 






DISTRICT NO. 


34, 






Charles Graham, Surveyor, 






Dr. 


To appropriation, 1874, 






$50.00 


Cr. 








By labor of Charles Graham, 




$19.38 




George Graham, 




19.25 




John W. Bourlet, 




7.00 




Andrew Moody, 




4.37 


Si.^C\ (\(\ 



38 
SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 



SCHOOL-HOUSE TAXES. 


Ifnexpended balance, district No. 12, 


1873, 


11,123.64 


Appropriation, district No. 12, 1874, 




1,060.00 


Union district, 1874, 




8,000.00 


" for side- 


■walks. 


1,000.00 


district No. 13, 




700.00 


3, 




389.45 


« 20, 




200.00 


8, 




40.00 


Paid as follows: 




Aaron Tay (187B), district No. 12, 




Sl,123.64 


John Hargate, " 8, 




40.00 


Daniel Holden, « 3, 




389.45 


Albert Stevens, « 13, 




700.00 


Aaron Tay, « 12, 




1,060.00 


Frank A. Abbott, " 20, 




200.00 


P. B. Cogswell, Union district. 




1,000.00 


John Kimball and Enoch Gerrish, Union 




district, 




8,000.00 



$12,513.09 



$12,513.09 

HOSE CARRIAGE HOUSES, AND WARD SIX WARD 

HOUSE. 

Appropriation, 1873, $12,000.00 



Of this sum there was assessed in 1874, $11,500.00 
Brick sold, 56.80 



Paid as follows : 
For Alert house, report of 1874, page 28, $2,439.33 

For Good Will and ward houses, page 29, 6,668.22 

John II. Morse, gas, water-pipes, and fix- 
tures, $158.77 
Webster & Morgan, 1,101.31 
William Vogler, furniture, 63.50 
E. B. Hutchinson, laths, 26.12 
Geo. Goodhue, gas fixtures, 129.45 
G. W. Emerton, stone work, 469.62 
Connell & Savory, painting, 28.45 
Hammond & Ayers, 67.25 
Gust. Walker, hardware, 15.30 



$11,556.80 



89 

"Ward, Huin]i]irey & Dodge, hardware, $31.40 

Andrew Bui)ker, blinds, 11.50 

R. C. Dantbrth, stove iixtures, 17-56 

B. W. Sanborn & Co., cement pipe, 28.80 

Stevens & Duncklee, tunnel, 8.45 

M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, 108.75 



2,260.32 



11,373.87 



Balance unexpended, 182.93 

FISHERVILLE BRIDGE. 

Appropriation, May 31, 1873 (not as- 
sessed), $12,000.00 
Appropriation, May 31, 1874, 10,000.00 

Paid as follows : 

Abijah Hollis, for stone, $298.34 

H. M. Fuller, " 172.31 

Annis & Bond, " 97.56 

Putney &Chadwick,« 31.18 

Granite Railway Co., " 181.14 

Reed & Blanchard, " 65.00 

Roberts & Crowley, " 5.62 

Harrison Partridge, drawing stone, 377.78 

Geor^reF. Sanborn, " 112.20 

John^Edwards, pay-rolls, 3,252.87 

Gust. Walker, supplies, 64.73 

Hutchins & Co,, cement, 50.60 

Asa H. Morrill, pay-roll, labor for grading 

and teaming, and cash paid for lumber 

and supplies, 618.71 

Canton Wrought Iron Bridge Co., 11,700.98 



$17,028.97 



Amount to be raised by taxation in 1875, 17,028.97 

SEWALL'S FALLS BRIDGE. 



Appropriation, 1873, $10,000.00 

« 1874, 4,500.00 



-' $14,500.00 



Paid as follows : 

In 1873 (see report of 1874, pa^e 30), $6,681.59 

Dutton Woods, 1873, ^ 1,500.00 

" balance of contract, 6,250.00 

[For particulars see agent's report.] 14,411.59 

Balance unexpended, $88.41 



40 

WARREN STREET FIRE ENGINE HOUSE. 

Appropriation, May 30, 1874, $10,000.00 

Received on account of sewerage, .34.46 

" for liouse sold, 660.00 

" for land sold on State street, 1,000.00 



Paid as follows : 

F. J. Batchelder, for land, $3,700.00 

taxes, 1874, 47.52 

A. J. Prescott, for land, 740.00 

J. C. Dunklee, " 2,035.00 



$11,694.46 



5,522.52 



Balance unexpended, $5,171.94 



CITY PROPERTY, FEB. 1, 1875. 

City Hall lots, and half the building, $40,000.00 

City Farm, 15,000.00 

Personal property at form, per appraisal, 4,157.19 

Gravel lots at East Concord, . 250.00 

Gravel lot on Washington street, 2,000.00 

Lot on Warren and Liberty streets, 700.00 

Land and buildings on Warren street, 8,000.00 

Receiving tomb, 850.00 

Furniture in City Hall building, 200.00 

Furniture in clerk's office, 100.00 

Furniture in marshal's office, 100.00 

Furniture in collector's office, 100.00 

Tools in hands of superintendent of highways, 1,000.00 

Five horses, 850.00 

Stable and shed, 200.00 

Harnesses and stable fixtures, 350.00 

Street sprinklers, pipes, and fixtures, 500.00 

Coal at City Hall building, 20.00 

Wood at City Hall buildmg, 20.00 

Legacy of Abial Walker, for schools, 1,000.00 

Legacy of G. P. Lyon, for library, 1,000.00 

Legacy of Franklin Pierce, for library, 1,000.00 

Property ift hands of fire department, 46,237.90 

City storehouse and lot, 5,000.00 

Land in Ward 2, 500.00 

Ward house. Ward 2, 1,000.00 

Ward house. Ward 6, 6,000.00 

City library, ^ 5,000.00 

$140,635.09 



41 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1874. 

For suj.port of ])anpcrs, $2,400.00 

C;>minittoe services, 900.00 

Fire department, ' 9,500.00 

Water lor fire department, 7,400.00 

Incidental exj)enses and land dainacjes, 5,<l00.00 

Roads and Imdo-es, " 10,000.00 

Police and watch, 8,000.00 

Printing and stationery, 800.00 

Salaries, 5,000 00 

Interest on city debt, 10,540.00 

Pavnient of city bonds, 11,000.00 

City library, . 500.00 

Support of schools, 18,000.00 

Schools in Union district, 7,000.00 

School-houses, ll,o89.45 

Sewers and drains, 10,000.00 

Interest on Water-works debt, 7,000.00 

Highway districts, 10,000.00 

Interest on precinct bonds, 8,350.00 

Lighting streets. 2,800.00 

Professional services, 600.00 



$142,179.45 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 



Contoocook River bridge, $10,000.00 

Sewall's Falls bridge, 4,500.00 

Ward and hose houses, 11,500.00 

East Concord cemetery, 500.00 

Warren street fire engine house, 10,000.00 

§86,500.00 



42 



CITY DEBT AND ASSETS. 

FUNDED DEBT, PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS : 

"When due. Rate of int. Payable. Amount, 

April 1, 1874. 6 matured $300 

Jan. 1, 1875. 6 matured 2,000 

April 1, 1875. 6 semi-annually 3,000 

Jar, 1, 1876. 6 annually 6,500 

April 1, 1876. 6 semi-annually 3,000 

Jan. 1, 1877. 6 annually 8,000 

April 1, 1877. 6 semi-annually 3,000 

Jan. 1, 1878. 6 annually 7,000 

Jan. 1, 1878. 5 annually ' 6,000 

Jan. 1, 1879. 6 annually 3,000 

April 1, 1879. 6 semi-annually 4,000 

Jan. 1, 1880. 6 annually 8,000 

April 1, 1880. 6 semi-annually 3,000 

Jan. 1, 18S1. 6 annually 7,500 

April 1, 1881. 6 semi annually 3,000 

Jan. 1, 1882. 6 annually 5,000 

April 1, 1882. 6 semi-annually 4,000 

Jan. 1, 1883. 6 annually 5,000 

Jan. 1, 1883. 5 annualfy 6,000 

Jan. 1, 1884. 6 annually 2,000 

April 1, 1884. 6 semi-annually 7,000 

Jan. 1, 1885. 6 annually 2,000 

April 1, 1885. 6 semi-annually 5,000 

Jan. 1, 1886. 6 annually 1,500 

April 1, 1886. 6 semi-annually 1,(100 

Jan. 1, 1887. 6 annually 1,500 

Oct. 1, 1887. 6 semi-annually 10,000 

Jan. 1, 1888. 6 annually 1,000 

Oct. 1, 1888. 6 semi-annually 8,500 

Jan. 1, 1889. 6 annually 2,000 

Oct. 1, 1889. 6 semi-annually 10,000 

Jan. 1, 1890. 6 annually 2,000 

Oct. 1, 1890. 6 semi-annually 10,000 

Jan. ], 1891. 6 annually 1,000 

Oct. 1, 1891. 6 semi-annually 6,250 

Oct. 1, 1892. 6 semi-annually 2,000 

Oct. 1, 1893. 6 semi-annually 4,250 

Oct. 1, 1894. 6 semi-annually 4,000 

Oct. 1, 1895. 6 semi-annually 3,000 

$171,300 



4B 

Funded debt brought forward, $171,300.00 

State House bonds, 6 per cent, in gold, semi- 
annually, due May 1, 1885, 1)5,400.00 

State Houae precinct bonds, 6 per cent, in 

gold, soiai-annually, due Dec. 1, 1885, 50,000.00 

Interest, including coupons, due and unpaid, 5,820.00 

Amount of funded debt Feb. 1, 1875, $322,520.00 



FLOATING DEBT AND OUT-STANDING CLAIMS. 

Notes,* 811,500.00 

Interest, 361,18 



Due for salaries and committee service, $2,500.00 

Due school districts, 246.17 

Due for unpaid orders, 427.82 

Other claims estimated, 1,000.00 



111,861.18 



$4,173.99 



Debt, not including water-works, Feb. 1, 1875, $338,555.17 

AVAILABLE ASSETS. 

Cash in city treasury, $12,616.33 

Due from tax list, 1*873, 1,000.00 

Due from tax list, 1874, 30,504.52 

Due from Merrimack county, 1,966.00 

Invested in liquor agency, 802.17 

Water-works bonds at par, 27,500.00 

Interest on same, 550.00 

Due from Blossom Hill Cemetery, 5,019.70 



- $79,958.72 



Indebtedness above assets Feb. 1, 1875, 258,596.45 

Indebtedness above assets Feb. 1, 1874, 267,778.70 



Decrease of indebtedness for the year, $9,182.25 

*$11,500 has been borrowed: to pay for land on Warren street, $6,000; addition to 
Blossom Hill Cemetery, §3.500; and amount paid J. B. Palmer, .?2,000. 



44 



POLLS, VALUATION, 

The number of polls, and the 
estate in the city of Concord since 



Year. 

1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 

1871. 
Ward 1, 

2, 

3, 

4, 

5, 

6, 

7, 
ISTon-residei.t, 



No. of rolls. 
2,577 
2,497 
2,350 
2.454 
2,539 
2,495 
2,762 
2,822 
3,120 
3,205 
3,187 
Poll.". 

405 

230 

188 

783 

643 

732 

357 



AND TAXES 

tax assessed on 
1860: 

Valuation. 

$4,307,192 

4,423,936 

4,308,568 

3,775.206 

3,832,800 

5,549,002 

4,934,082 

5,006,774 

5,378,365 

5,581.459 

5,751,928 

Valuation. 

$553,668 

322,164 

284,872 

1,324,276 

1,613,241 

1,245,188 

426,037 

112,487 



ASSESSED. 

the real and personal 

Tax. 

$47,082.25 

46.290.48 

50,945.01 

60,293.82 

89,931.97 

158,787.29 

116,192.97 

145,173.49 

126,889.71 

146,791 64 

133,953.94 

Tax. 

$11,887.42 

8,493.00 

5,220.07 

32,296.69 

89,018.50 

30,094.40 

8,228.93 

2,605.69 





3,338 


§5,891,993 


$137,844,70 


1872. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


419 


$516,321 


$10,379.56 


2 


251 


290,839 


8,123.49 


o 


217 


251,589 


5,370.55 


4, 


861 


1,244,321 


30,268.21 


5, 


728 


1,688,134 


40,857.85 


0, 


901 


1,407,824 


34,750.01 


7. 


390 


370,881 


8,354.29 


Non-resident, 


3,767 


147,145 


3,019.01 




$5,917,054 


$141,122.97 


1873. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


"Ward 1, 


439 


$818,435 


$12,044.47 


2, 


219 


381,532 


7,196.69 


o 


188 


880,088 


5,721.93 


4. 


861 


1,943,302 


35,326.70 


5, 


730 


2,707,238 


48,778.06 


6, 


789 


2,188,426 


88,610.4:^ 


7, 


387 


593,029 


8,131.65 


Non-re?idcnt, 


3,613 




2,471.21 




39,012,050 


$158,281.13 


1874. 


Polls. 


Valu»tion. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


422 


$805,608 


$11,340.85 


2 


225 


386,990 


7,026.93 


3, 


211 


357,770 


5,322.76 


4, 


8S4 


1,993,632 


39,008.44 


5, 


736 


2,693,625 


63,137.14 


0, 


833 


2,198,626 


43,538.19 


7, 


473 


564,275 


8.949.07 


Non-resident, 






2,722,23 



3,784 



$9,000,526 



$171,045.61 



45 



THIRD ANNUAL IIEPOIIT 

OF THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS TO THE CITY 
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, N. H., FOR THE 
TEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1874. 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



JOHN KIMBALL, Mayor, ex officio. 



ABEL B. HOLT, . 
JOHN S. RUSS, . 
JOHN ABBOTT, . 
EDWARD L. KNOY/LTON, 
JOHN M. HILL, . 
BENJAMIN A. KIMBALL, 



to March 31, 1877. 
to March 31, 1877. 
to March 81, 1876. 
to March 31, 1 876. 
to Marcli 31, 1875. 
to March 31, 1875. 



OFFICERS. 

B. A. KIMBALL, President. 

E. L. KNOWLTON, Clerk. 

CHARLES C. JSUl^D, Consulting Engineer. 

V. C. HASTINGS, Superintendent. 



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REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

The Board of Water Commissionei's present this their third 
Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 1874. 

The liabilit}' of the city for Water-works to January 1, 1875, 
as appears by the treasurer's books, is as follows: 

Bonds issued $263,000.00 

Interest on the same due Oct. 1 and not paid 309.00 

Accrued interest on bonds to Jan. 1, not yet due 3,945.00 

Notes outstanding 105,950.00 

Accrued interest on notes to Jan. 1 3,025.00 

Total $370,229.00 

Deduct cash on hand $15,214.82 

Amount due for water rents Dec. 31, 1875, since 

collected 2,214.44 

Collected on construction account 506.29 

Precinct tax assessed in April, 1874 7,000.00 $24,935.55 

Making total cost of works $351,293.45 

This amount will be reduced by payment for hydrant ser- 
vice, when collected, amounting to $0,283.33. 

The demand for water supply during the past season neces- 
sitated extensions, both in street mains and service pipes, in- 
volving very considerable expense not contemplated at the 
commencement of the jqhy. These are so complete that it 
is believed comparatively slight additions will be required for 
the coming year. Under these circumstances the Board think 
pi'oper that the construction account should be closed at the 
amount of $350,000, and that the indebtedness for the works, 
which has not already been provided for by the issue of bonds, 
be funded, in like manner, to the amount above stated. 

The yearly income from the water rents, will, in a short time, 
probably be sufficient to meet all the ordinary expenses of the 



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works and the interest on the bonded debt; and we recom- 
mend that any deficiencies which may arise, and all costs of 
future extensions, bo provided for by direct taxation. 

Subjoined are the receipts and disbursements for the year. 
They include the discharge of all existing obligations against 
the works, both for maintenance and construction: 

EECEIPTB. 

Amount received on regular rates, as per register, from Jan. 1, 

1874, to April 1, 1875 $15,157.77 

Amount received for extrii per cent, from delinquents 47.95 

" for bujldint!; purposes 109.92 

" for water rents due in 1873 2,347.87 

" for rents from Torrent Aqueduct line from Oct. 

1, 1873, to July 1, 1874 2,212.48 

" for rent of meters to Oct. 1, 1874 11.42 

" for rent of stable at dam 26.67 

Amount of precinct tux 7.000.00 

Total $26,914.08 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

For maintenance and care of works $1,808.52 

" extensions of distributing pipes, 6-inch and 4-inch 2,554.60 

" " •' 1-inch and f-inch 2,900.60 

" service pipes 4,839.18 

" Long Pond works 2,292.58 

" flowage on the shores of Long pond 900.00 

" amount paid Torrent Aqueduct Co. and Nathaniel White... 20,000.00 

*' interest on the same 1,457.80 

*' buildings and water privilege of Farnum & Humphrey 5,000.00 

" Cooledge land and water rights 5,500.00 

" meters 283.30 

" general construction 1,249.27 

" pipe purchased and on hand 324.60 

Total $49,110.45 



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REVENUE. 



The collection of water rents, which, under the rule, are re- 
quired in advance, has been made by the superintendent to 
April 1, 1875. The rates established by the Board in July last, 
and the rules regulating the payment of water rents, have been 
complied v/ith elieerfully by our citizens, and we have not in a 
single instance been obliged to cut off a supply for non-pay- 
ment. It is also worthy of notice that for the past year the 
entire amount of water rents has been collected, with the ex- 
ception of that for public hj'drant service. During the year 
718 new consumers have been entered on the register, besides 
several manufacturing and other establishments, not registered, . 
Avhich are supplied through meters, increasing the amount of 
receipts from water rents for the ensuing year to $20,038, in- 
cluding the charge for hydrant service. 

The works at Long pond, now complete, ai'e under the im- 
mediate oversight of Mr. Levi Roby, who resides in Water- 
works cottage at the dam. The Board anticipate no further 
exponditui^e on this account for many 3'cars. The height at 
Vv'hich the water in the pond has been maintained during the 
year is especially gratifying to the commissioners. Notwith- 
standing the unusually light rain-fall during the past season, and 
the consequent scarcity of water during the fall and winter 
throughout New England, the water in the pond is to-day 
three inches higher than Messrs. Holden's high-water mai'k. 

The consumption of water, as registered by the meters at 
the dam, for the first six months of the .year, was seventy mill- 
ion gallons, being less than one half the quantity to which the 
city is entitled, thus rendering the use of the meters unneces- 
sary for the present. 

That portion of the city farm, which was placed under the 
management of the Board by an ordinance of the city, has 
been fenced, and is now a part of "Water-works Park." The 
Board would be pleased to receive private contributions for 
improving and beautifying the same, that it may be made an 
attractive resort for our citizens. 

In order to avoid litigation and future claims for damages, 
the Board have deemed it advisable to possess the Farnum & 



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Humphrey mill privilege at "West Concord. The purchase 
Avas made February 17, 1874. At the same time, a lease of the 
property was made to Moses Humphrey for the term of four 
years, and undoubtedly, at its expiration, a further lease or 
other disposition can bo made of the property, after reserving 
all the rights which the city maj' at any time require for its 
water-works, so that the ultimate expense to the city will be 
less than would have been required for the purchase of the 
rights alone. 

During the year the appeal of William P. Cooledge for dam- 
ages for land taken at West Concord, which has been pending 
in court, has been settled by the payment of $5,500 in full. 
The Board had previously offered 35,000 in settlement for 
these damages. This offer was rejected, and a much larger 
amount claimed. The sum paid does not exceed the amount 
originally offered, with interest. 

DISTRIBUTION PIPES. 

There have been laid during the year, — 

1,220 feet of 6-inch pipe; 

2,031 feet of 4-inch pipe; 

7,245 feet of 1-inch and f-inch pipe. 

There have also been set, in connection with the above 
pipe,— 

3 fire hydrants; 

1 private hydrant; 

5 stop-gates. 

The total length of main and distribution pipe now in use is 
23,297 miles. 

Number of fire hydrants, 92. 
" private hydrants, 7. 

" stop-gates, 127. 

The Board do not anticipate any further extensions during 
the coming year, except the continuation of the Little Pond 
pipe from the corner of Auburn and Centre streets through 
Centre, Giles, and School streets, about l,G0O feet, it being that 
portion of the city which cannot be supplied with water from 
Long pond, on account of its height, the estimated cost of 
which is $1,400. 
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SERVICE PIPES. 



Daring the past year there have been laid, and connected 
with the distribution pipes, 470 service pipes, making the total 
number now in use 1,133, or 24,296 feet. It is not expected 
that the number of new consumers for the coming year will 
be equal to that of the past } ear; but, considering the general 
demand for water, the estimated number of applications for 
service pipes will require an expenditure of about $2,000. 

SEWAGE. 

The introduction of Long Pond water has given a marked 
impetus to the subject of sewage, which for several years past 
has elicited much attention from residents in the compact part 
of Concord. What was before held almost entirely in a sani- 
tary point of view has now become a matter of convenience 
and necessity. The city authorities have made gradual prog- 
ress in the sewage of the precinct, and propose year by year 
to make such extensions as may be proper, until the entire 
plan shall have been completed. Each addition increases the 
rents of the water-works, and through this instrumentality our 
resources will in the future be largely promoted. 

A complete system of sewage would also afford greater 
security to the hydrants in extreme cold weather. A number 
of these are jslaced in wet localities, and cannot be drained to 
a point lower than the level of the water in the ground in 
which they stand, and above the waste outlet of the hydrant. 
Every care has been taken to protect such hj'drants. They 
have been boxed and stuffed, but, in a winter like the present, 
no precautionary measures can insure their entire immunity 
from freezino-. 



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ESTIMATE OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR 1875. 

RECEIPTS. 

From water rents $15,433.00 

" hydrant service 4.(500.00 



Total $20,033.00 

KXPKNDITDRt:S FOU MAINTENANCE, 

For interest on water debt $22,000.00 

" maintenance and care 2,000.00 

$24,000.00 

EXPENDITURES FOR EXTENSIONS. 

For extension of mains $1,400.00 

" new service pipes 2,000.00 

$3,400.00 

Total $27,400.00 



Excess of expenditures over receipts $7,367.00 

The amount of interest stated above represents the interest 
on the bonds and notes outstanding. The notes were nescoti- 
ated when there was no market for the bonds, at a small extra 
rate of interest. They have been paid as they have matured, 
by the sale of bonds, for which there is now a quick demand 
at par. When the entire indebtedness ($350,000) is funded at 
6 per cent., the interest will be reduced to i'21,000 per annum. 
Respectfully submitted, 



B A. KIMBALL, 
JOHN 31. HILL, 
JOHN" ABBOTT, 



Board of 



E. L. KNOWLTON, \ Water 



ABEL B HOLT, 
JOHN S. RUSS, 
JOHN KIMBALL, 



Commissioners. 



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Summary of Main, Distribution, and Service Pipes noio laid 

and in use. 

1,950 feet. 

151 

13,556 

8,704 

1,G22 

3,034 

8,667 

35,943 

42,609 

6,056 

5,716 



30-inch 


main 


> • 


16-inch 


" 


, 


14-inch 


" 


. 


14-inch distribution, 


12-inch 






10-inch 






8-inch 






6-inch 






4-inch 






1-inch 






f-inch 







Total, ... . . 123,008 

-equal to 23.297 miles. 

1,133 service pipes, or 24,296 feet. 
92 public hydrants. 
7 private hydrants. 
127 stop-gates. 

"Water is now supplied for the following uses : 



1365 fomilies. 


66 stores, 


82 bath-tubs. 


2 railroads, 


134 water-closets, 


1 gas-works, 


69 wash-basins, 


16 stationary engines, 


15 urinals. 


2 book binderies, 


454 yard hydrants, 


4 printing establishments, 


92 fire hydrants. 


2 organ manufactories, 


7 private fire hydrants. 


4 carriage manufactories, 


5 heating apparatus, 


1 soap manufactory, 


4 hotels, 


2 public watering-troughs, 


1 greenhouse, 


4 photographers, 


16 fountains, 


2 foundries, 


2 churches, 


1 tannery, 


1 school-house, 


2 bakeries, 


State-house, state prison, 


4 eating-houses, 


7 livery stables, 


13 mechanical shops, 


164 private stables, 


6 barber shops, 


1 Odd-Fellows' hall. 


6 saloons, 


1 Masonic hall, 


jail, 


6 city buildings, 


3 cemeteries, 


32 offices, 


2 street-sprinklers. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



CONCORD WATER-WORKS 



Samuel C. Eastman, Treasurer, m account loith the Water- 
loorks for the year ending January 31, 1875. 

Dr. 

To cash from sale of $180,100 bonds, ^176,105.25 
interest on same, 2,545.37 

notes, 23,400.00 

superintendent of Water-works, rents, 17,535.00 
J. A. Weston, 1,000.00 

construction account, 506.29 

precinct tax, 7,000.00 



Or 

By balance due treasurer, Feb. 1, 1874, $6.53 

Paid for service pii)e, 7,739.78 

distribution pipe, 2,837.90 

main pipe, 4,447.24 

land and rights, 11,400.00 

general construction, 26,339.11 

incidentals, 486.05 

dam, &c., 2,066.21 

conduit, 163.55 
engineering and superintendence, 1,472.31 

gates and hydrants, 28.30 

discount on bonds, 100.00 

maintenance, 1,706.04 

notes, 112,230.00 

interest, 21,789.35 



■$228,091.91 



4192,812.3T 



Balance cash on hand, $35,279.54 



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Water-works bonds outstanding Feb. 1, 

1874, 1149,900.00 

Bonds sold since, 180,100.00 

Bonds outstanding, $330,000.00 

Notes outstanding, Feb. 1, 1874, $140,830.00 

Notes issued since, 28,400.00 



§164,230.00 
Notes paid since, 112,230.00 
Notes now outstanding, $52,000.00 



$382,000.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, Treasurer. 

Concord, N. H., Feb. 1, 1875. 

We have examined the foregoing account, and find that all 
the payments therein recorded are duly authenticated by proper 
vouchers, and that the several items are correctly cast. 



JOHN KIMBALL, 
GEORGE A. FILLSBURY, 
JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 
CHARLES W. MOORE, 



Cotninittee 

on 
Finance. 



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REPORT 



COMMITTEP] ON CITY FARM. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned, joint standing Committee on the City Farm, 
respectfully present the twenty-second Annual Report of the 
Receipts and Expenditures of the City Farm, for the year ending 
February 1, 1875, together with the inventory of the property 
of the city belonging thereto. In presenting this report, your 
committee are of opinion that the welfare of the inmates at the 
farm has been carefully considered by the overseer and matron, 
and, judging from the financial exhibit of the past year, that the 
farm has been well managed. 

ABNER C. HOLT, 

LYMAN SAWYER, 

DANIEL G. HOLMES, 



Committee on 
City Farm. 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT CITY FARM, 

FEB. 1, 1875. 

City Farm and buildings, $15,000.00 

Animals, 
3 yokes of oxen, 
10 cows, 
1 horse, 
1 bull, 
8 hogs, 
65 fowls, 



Hay and 



14 tons No. 1 hay, 
12 tons No. '1 hay, 
5 tons oat straw, 
4 tons corn-fodder, 
200 bush, corn, 
85 bush, oats, 



a $200.00 


$G00.00 


a 40.00 


400.00 




200.00 




25.00 




125.00 




40.00 


Grain. 




a $20.00 


6280.00 


a 14.00 


1G8.00 


a 14.00 


70.00 


a 14.00 


50.00 


a 1.10 


220.00 




59.00 



$1,390.00 



$853.00 



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Farming Tools. 



3 ox-carts, 
1 wagon, 

4 plows, 

5 yokes, 

7 hay-forks, 

1 hay-cutter, 

10 feed-boxes, 

1 cultivator, 
4 harrows, 

2 hay-racks, 

2 cart splices, 

1 winnowing-raill, 
9 baskets, 

1 set dry measures^ 
4 manure-forks, 

10 chains, 
8 hoes, 

3 manure claws, 

3 shovels, 

2 picks, 

4 whiffletrees, 
1 iron bar, 

1 witch chain, 

1 monkey-wrench, 

1 hammer, 

4 corn-cutters, 
4 ox muzzles, 

2 i>airs steelyards, 

3 chisels and rake, 
1 cross-cut saw, 

1 jack-screw, 
1 brace and bits, 
1 scalding tub, 
1 stone cart-body, 

1 hand-saw, 

2 pairs pole strapS;> 
1 halter, 

3 sets harness, 
1 horse-rake, 

1 drag-rake, 

1 mallet and planes, 

6 axes, 

1 grindstone, 

1 mowing-machine, 

1 cultivator, 



$200.00 
40.00 
50.00 
30.00 
3.50 
6.00 
2.00 
4.00 
30.00 
15.00 
5.00 
14.00 
5.00 
1.50 
4.00 
15.00 
4.00 
4.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.25 
1.50 
1.50 
2.00 
3.00 
5.00 
5.00 
4.00 
30.00 
1.00 
6.00 
1.00 
40.00 
25.00 
1.00 
4.00 
7.00 
8.00 
60.00 
11.00 



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4 scythes and snaths, $4.00 

50 feet rope, 1.00 

8 rakes, 2.00 

1 spread-cliain, 1-00 

1 ox-sled, 20.00 

2 logging-sleds, 27.00 

3 Avood-saws, 3.00 

4 ladders and 1 saw, 5.50 
1 wheelbarrow, 2.00 
1 pair cart-wheels, 30.00 

200U feet lumber, 30.00 



Household Furniture. 

Beds and furniture, $300.00 

1 washing-machine, 10.00 

1 clothes-wi'inger, 8.00 

6 cider casks, 6.00 

10 flour barrels, 1.00 



Provisions and Family Stores. 

222 lbs. fresh pork, $33.30 

82 lbs. fresh beef, 9.84 

50 lbs. sausage, 7.50 

60 lbs. cheese, 9.60 
40 lbs. candles, 4.80 

380 lbs. ham, a 14 cents, 53.20 

150 lbs. salt beef, a 10 " 15 00 

900 lbs. salt pork, a 14 " 126.00 

100 lbs. lard, 18.00 

12 lbs. butter, 4.20 

100 lbs. squash, 4.00 

61 bush, white beans, a $3.50 22.75 
3 bush, colored beans, a 2.50 7.50 

2i bush, pease, a 1.00 2.50 

90 bush, potatoes, a .30 27.00 

425 bush potatoes, a .75 318.75 

15 bush beets, 15.00 

3 bush, carrots, 1-50 

4 bush, onions, 1.00 
1 bush, pop-corn, l-''0 
3 bbls. apples, 7-50 

1\ bbls. chler, 10.00 

3 bbls. soap, 16.00 



$781.75 



$325.00 



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■^ bbl. pickles, $5 00 

■J bbl. molasses, 6.00 

I bbl. vinegar, 8.00 

■I bbl. flour, 4.00 

1 bbl. cabbai^e, 4.00 

16 cords wood, 64.00 

$807.44 

Totalinventory, 119,157.19 

RECEIPTS. 

Harrison Partridge, Overseer, Dr. 

To cash on band, Feb. 1, 1874, $103.65 

note of G. W. Brown, 210.00 

Hiram Farnum, 190.00 

outstanding bills, 263.54 

cash for labor, men, and teams, 1,489.92 

stock sold, 285.50 

wood and lumber sold, 172.87 

milk " 570.50 

meat, butter, and lard, sold, 279 50 

])igs, " 70.50 

po^tatoes, « 163.23 

eggs, " 72.02 

vegetables, " 30.23 

board of poor, 91.50 

keeping travellers, 5.75 

])olice services, 8.35 

keeping cattle, 16.50 

" overseer's horse, 60.00 

" steers, 20.00 

from Merrimack county, 52.25 

from city of Manchester, 6.0*.) 

sundries, 113.72 

interest on note, 26.25 

84,301.78 



EXPENDITURES. 

Harrison Partridge, Overseer^ Cr. . 

By cash paid for store bills, $748.68 

meal, 490.84 

blacksmith work, 129.22 

labor, 749.45 



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By casli paid for one yoke oxen and bull, 


§280.25 


111 an lire, 


142,17 


liay and grass, 


120.71 


fresh meat, 


3(;.47 


wearing apjjarel, 


21.07 


sliotes, 


3o.00 


cultivator. 


11.00 


threshing oats. 


25.00 


potatoes. 


13.88 


coffins and robes, 


22.00 


1 pair wheels, 


25.U0 


1 stove, 


18.25 


28 busliels oats, 


21.00 


board of men liaying. 


44.75 


1 yoke. 


5.25 


pasturing, 


65.00 


bedstead, 


2.00 


ap})les and cider. 


26.75 


repairing of plow, 


6.00 


overseer's salary, 


600.00 


sundries. 


04.32 


By amount of old bills unpaid. 


146.35 


error in amount of bills re])orted 1874, 


15.75 


use of overseer's horse and carriage, 


35.0) 


cash paid city treasurer, 


362.77 



STATEMENT. 

Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1875, $15,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1875, 4,157.19 



Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1874, $15,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1874, 4,074.90 



$4,301.78 



$19,157.19 



$19,074.90 



Increase during the year, §82.29 

Cash on hand, Feb. 1, 1875, $362,77 



1874, 103,65 



$259.12 



Profits of the form, $341.41 



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Names of paupers at the Farm Feb. 1, 1875 : 
aged 71 years. 



.Tames W. Powers, 
Eleazer Davis, 
Edward Fisk, 
John B. Cruinmctt, 
Joseph Glines, 
.Joseph H. Morrill, 
Charlotte Lovejoy, 
Orrilla Batchelder, 
Sarah .1. Sargent, 



" 34 " 
" 67 " 
" 78 " 

age unknown. 

aged 77 years. 
■" 63 " 
" 44 " 



Lucinda Wilson, 
Edward D. Wilson, 
Minnie Brown, 
Josejih Brown, 
John D. Cooper, 
James Drew, 
John Euran, 
Katie Kiggins, 
Sylvester Kiggins, 



aged 57 years. 

" 15 

" 12 

" 38 

" 68 

" 64 

" 67 

" 11 

'< 8 



Names of the paupers who have died or have been discharged 
during the year : 

John Whitney, aged 77 years, died Jan. 6, 1875. 

Daniel Rogers, aged 71 years, died Dec. 16, 1874. 

Edward A^ Glover, aged 46 years, died May 2, 1874. 

Charles H. Moore, aged 18 years, admitted July 8, died Dec. 15, 

1874. 
John Davis, aged 76 years, admitted April 15, discliarged Aug. 

7, 1874. 
Moses Wilson, aged 30 years, admitted May 9, discharged May 

11, 1874. 
Hannah Quinn and five children, admitted July 27, discharged 

July 31, 1874. 
Charles Thompson, aged 13 years, admitted Aug. 14, discharged 

Nov. 19, 1874. 



Number of paupers at the Farm Feb. 1, 1875, 18 

Number of different paupers at the Farm during the year, 32 

Average number of different paupers at the Farm one year, 17 

Number of paupers lodged one night or more, 49 

Number sent to house of correction, 3 



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SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 
OP THE oversp:eii of the poor for the city 

OF CONCORD. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned respectfully submits his seventh Annual Re- 
port of receipts and expenditures on pauper account, for the 
year ending January 31, 1875 : 

RECEIPTS. 

Unexpended balance of account of 1S74, $1,811.21 

Received of the county of Men-imack, for 
aid furnished county paupers, for the 
year ending January 31, 1874, 1,998.57 

Annual appropriation for 1874, 2,400.00 



?G,209.78 



EXPENDITURES. 



CITY PAUPERS. 

Aid to Herman Price, American, deceased, $86.24 

John Harrington, Irish, 146.94 

Mrs. Wm. Randell, American, 25.00 

Thomas C. Campbell, American, 21.00 

Mrs. Edward Morrison, American, 3.00 

Catherine Baker, " 43.83 
Charles C. Clark, American, deceased, 101.00 

Cliftbrd family, Irish, 103 20 

Josiah Knowles, American, 39.00 

Mrs. James Flynn, Irish, 77.00 

Leander C. Barnes, American, 16.00 

Mrs. John O'Brien, Irish, 15.00 

John Davis, American, 28.00 

Hiram Davis, " 17.68 

Mrs. Barney McDermot, Irish, 4.00 

Isaac Lewis Emerson, American, 10 00 

Mrs. James K. Page, " 58 07 

Mrs. Rosanna Larkin, Irish, 4.50 

Cliarles G. Edmunds, American, 10.00 

William Fagan, Irish, 3.00 
Mrs. Washington George and family, 

American, 131.29 
Amount furnished city paupei's outside the 

almshouse, exclusive of those supjiorted at 

the Asylum for the Insane and the State 

Reform School, $943.75 



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Amount paid for support of insane city pau- 
pers at the asylum, as follows : 

Geora-e Bickford, $236.84 

Mrs. EIUmi M. Summers, 224.83 

Bridget Keiley, 22:169 

Mrs.^Mary Jane Barter, 94.44 

John Davis, 25.51 

Amount paid State Reform School, — 

For maintenance of Eugene Callahan, $62 29 

" « Jolm Stevens, 59 43 

« « Bernard Dorien, 104.00 

« « Martha Clisby, 98.29 



Refunded by City of Manchester, $8.00 

" " Town of Chichester, 1000 

" " " Pembroke, 16.00 

" " Anthony Coleman, for support 

of Bernard Dorien, at Reform School, 104.00 

Refunded by sundry persons, 20.25 

Whole ex]>ense of city paupers outside the 
almshouse, including those at the Asylum 
for the Insane and at the State Reform 
School, 

COUNTY PAUPERS. 



$804.81 



$324.01 
2,072.57 



1158.25 



$1,814.32 



Aid furiiislied to county paupers residing in Concord, as fol- 
lows: 

Moses Bazro, French, $6.80 

William Marsh, American (deceased), 12. 00 

Narcissus l.eChiir, French, 9.00 

Dennison Stanley, American, 31.42 

Ellen S, Addis, " 24.00 

Charles Trenneworth, English, 4.00 

Mary Storin, Irish, " 5.00 

Callahan McCarty, Irish, 68.25 

Eleazer Bnzro, French, 10.00 

Mrs. Jolni Haines, American, 7.50 

Mrs. Georoe Gawier, English, 5.00 

Mrs. Amasa Ilamsdell, American, 11.00 

Mrs. Mary Owens, Irish, 159.00 

Mrs. Ellen Woods, " 3.''!0 

Mrs. Orlando Philbrick, American, 48.00 



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Mrs. Isaac Mason, French, S52.60 

Mrs. Thomas Coty, " 91.00 

Georgianna Powers, American, 28.89 

Mrs.^Martin Deveney, Irish, 219.48 

Kate Bresiielian, " 25.70 

Rebecca Carter, American (deceased), 222.50 

Georije Wasliinjftoii, colored, 3.00 

John Vanderhayden, German, 6.01 

•Mrs. James Buckley, French, 3.00 

Mrs. Margaret Stone, " 5.00 

David Moony, « 5.00 

Mrs. Catherine Bazro, " 5.00 

Maria Poggi, Italian, 16.50 

Jeddie Welcome, French, 8.00 

Timothv O'Connor, Irish, 26.75 

Mrs. Nancy OTIara, " 175.90 

Mrs. Honora Noland, " 87.00 

Jame.s Plimpton, Englisli, lo.65 

Patrick Lavkiii, Irisir(Fi.sherville), 30.00 

Mrs. George E. Ames, American, 77.86 

Mrs. AUVed Elson, Irish, 6.06 

Moses Feylor, American (bill of 1872), 32.98 

Nelson Gondron, French, 4.00 

Mrs. Truet, " 110.96 

John Dushon, " 20.00 

Basset, " 19.00 

Thomas Wheeler, American, 5.00 

William Burke, Irish, 28.72 

John B. Smith, American, 5.50 

Mrs. Ellen Mahoney, Irish, 19.00 

Mi's. Sarah Goodvear, French, 11.25 

Mrs. George William, " 11.00 

Mrs. Joseph Fuller, " 4.50 

Hugh Hamilton, ' " 7.50 

James Barney, Irish, 7.00 

Sylvester Kiggens, Irish, 32.50 

Transient persons, 120.54 



$1,902.32 
Kate Wood, at N. II. Asylum, 6:J.73 

Amount of aid rendered county paupers 

residing in the city, $1,966.05 

Exjiense of city paupers, as above, 1,814.32 

Total expense for the year ending Feb. 1, 1875, $8,780.37 

Balance nnex[)cnded, $2,429.41 



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The number of applications for aid in the city proper during 
the year was 172, exclusive of the large number of transient 
persons aided at this office, and by tlie city marshal. The num- 
ber chargeable to the county, who have been aided by the city 
the past year, was 168; the number liaving a settlement in the 
city, wlio have been assisted during the same time, was 46 ; total, 
214. Ten have died during the year: 7 males, 3 females, — aged 
respectively 19, 48, 45, 47, 50, 70, 77, 81, 83, and 85, an average ' 
of 60 years each. Four of this number died at the almshouse, 
two of whom — Edward A. Glover and Charles Henry Moore — 
Avere sick, and their recovery doubtful, at the time of their ad- 
mission. The other two — Daniel Rogers, aged 71, and John 
Whitney, aged 77 years — had long been inmates of this institu- 
tion. The duties of the superintendent and matron of the alms- 
house and city farm the past year, as during the previous six in 
which they have had the immediate oversight and management 
of the same, have been discharged in a manner highly creditable 
to themselves and satisfactory to the City Farni Committee. 
The sanitary condition of the inmates at the almshouse, as well 
as those outside, will appear by reference to the report of the 
city physician. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. F. STEWART, 
Overseer of the Poor, 



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REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON SEWERS 



To the City Council: 

The Committee on Sewers beg leave to report that during the 
year they have built a sewer from the manufactory of P. Blan- 
chard's Sons to the Merrimack river, as laid out May 31, 1874, 
by the Mayor and Aldermen, and described as follows : 

Beginning at the easterly end of the stone culvert near the 
north-east corner of Blanchard's churn factory, adjoining land of 
the Concord & Claremont Railroad; thence south 72|^ degrees 
east, upon land of said railroad. Northern, and Boston, Concord 
& Montreal railroads, 200 feet; thence, curving to the right with 
a curve having a radius of 295 feet, 64 feet upon land of the 
Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad, to land of Joseph P. 
Stickney ; thence, on the same curve, 36 feet on land of said 
Stickney; thence tangent to said curve, and on land of said 
Stickney, south 53f degrees east, 710 feet, to the Free Bridge 
road; thence in the same course across said road about 120 feet, 
to land of the heirs of Samuel Herbert ; thence in the same 
course on said Plerbert land 220 feet, to the Merrimack river — 
the above to be the centre line of the sewer. 

The cost of constructing this sewer, which is 37 inches high 
and 24 inches wide (egg shaped), of brick and cement, with wall 
at the outlet, on the bank of the Merrimack river, 18 feet long, 
6 feet high, and 5 feet thick, is as follows : 
5 



QQ 

Paid E. R. Noyes, for 123,000 bricks, $984.00 

Ordway & Ferrin, for mason work, 861.16 

Coffin, Cochran & Co., for cement, 487.77 

Hutchins & Co., for cement, 11.50 

M. H. Johnson and men, trenching, 1,451.98 

W. K. Clifford, for stone-work, 59.40 

Roberts & Crowley, for stone, 38.85 

B. A. Kimball, for stone, 25.00 

Gust. Walker, for supplies, 45.09 

Whittemore & Kimball, lumber, 11.75 

E. B. Hutchinson, for patterns, 17.75 

Ford & Kimball, iron castings, 40.75 



Total cost of sewer, 1,350 feet long, $4,035.00 

or about $3 per foot. 

We have also built a sewer from State street west, 
in the centre of Blake street, 262 feet long, of ce- 
ment pipe, 10 inches in diameter, at a cost of 176.08 

or a little more than 67 cents per foot. 



$4,211.08 



Respectfully submitted. 



JOHN KIMBALL, 

JAMES L. MASON, ^ Committee. 

GEO. A. PILLSBURY, 

February 1, 1875. 



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REPORT 

OF THE AGENT FOR BUILDING THE BRIDGE OVER THE 
CONTOOCOOK RIVER, AT FISHERVILLE. 



To the City Council: 

By a vote of the town of Concord, passed March 13, 1823, 
"the selectmen were authorized to join with tlie town of Bos- 
cawen in rebuilding the bridge near John Chandler's, and draw 
money for the same." The affect of this vote was to move the 
bridge from the site Avhere it had stood for many years to the 
present location, which was about one fourth of a mile higher 
up the stream. The width of the river was two hundred feet. 
This space was divided into three spans, of nearly seventy feet 
each, by the erection of two stone piers twenty-five feet long, 
twelve feet wide, and twenty feet liigh. Upon these piers large 
balance beams of pine timber were placed, and upon these 
beams came the stringers, composed of huge sticks of timber 
nearly seventy feet long, and eighteen to twenty inches square, 
which bridged the distance between the piers, and each pier 
and the abutments. Upon these stringers rested the floor planks 
which formed the roadway, the whole being combined together 
by bolts made of square iron, with a key at the end to draw 
the timbers together, instead of the nut and screw, as now 
used — making it permanent and strong. The bridge thus im- 
perfectly described continued to subserve the wants of the 
public until the year 1849, a period of twenty-six years, when 
it was removed to give place to one of more modern construc- 
tion, built by Mr. P. H. Paddleford. In constructing it he 
used the same piers, but the abutments were extended further 
into the stream, and built angling to conform to a line parallel 
to the current of the water. It consisted of a road-way twenty 
feet wide, and on the west side was built a sidewalk for foot 
passengers, — the whole surmounted with a roof. The general 
appearance of this bridge, as the traveller approached it from 



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either side, was not flivorable to the eye of the beholder, and 
for the last few years an impression has prevailed that the time 
had come to build a new one of modern style, such as would 
be creditable to the city, and add something to the appearance 
of this flourishing village. For twenty-five years the old bridge 
has served the public well, and safely borne the burdens placed 
npon it. 

May 31, 1873, the City Council "voted to borrow on the 
credit of the city the sum of $12,000, to be expended for the 
erection of a new bridge at Fisherville." The loss of the 
Sewall's Falls bridge, in 1872, had rendered the rebuilding of 
that bridge imperative, and the City Council decided to defer 
the erection of the Fisherville bridge to the present year. 

October 25, 1873, the Board of Aldermen "voted that the 
mayor be, and is hereby, authorized to contract for a wrought 
iron bridge, to be erected at Fisherville, across the Contoocook 
river, as early next season as practicable, and that said contract 
be made as soon as the mayor shall be satisfied that it will be 
for the interest of the city to do so." 

Under this vote a contract was made Avith the Wrought Iron 
Bridge Co., of Canton, Ohio, to furnish a wrought iron plate 
and channel truss bridge, of the best quality, according to the 
plan and specifications furnished by it, capable of sustaining a 
weight of 2,000 pounds per lineal foot, or 190 tons, equally dis- 
tributed over the road-way and foot-walks, for $11,700. 

After the annual election in March, 1874, the Board of Alder- 
men, by vote passed April 4, same year, appointed the mayor 
agent for the city to superintend the erection, and clothed him 
with full powers to prosecute the work until completed. 

John Edwards, Esq., was employed to take charge of the 
stone-work, and June 20, 1874, the workmen commenced to re- 
move the old piers and lay the foundations for the new abut- 
ments. 

It was decided to build with one span of one hundred and 
ninety feet, thus dispensing with piers, and extend the new 
abutments farther into the river, so that the water passage 
would be reduced to one hundred and eighty-five feet. These 
abutments are of granite blocks, cut in courses of eighteen 
inches in thickness, laid in cement. They measure thirty-eight 



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feet in length, eighteen feet in Iieiglit, nnd project into the 
stream tliirteen nnd a lialf feet from the line of the bank of the 
river. October 24:th the last stone was placed on the wall, and 
the contractors for the wrought iron bridge completed their 
work November 0, 1874. The next day it was formally opened 
to public travel by the City Council, invited guests, and a large 
number of citizens from the city and neighboring towns. The 
entire cost is $17,028.97 (for details see financial statement on 
page 39). We earnestly hope that this structure will endure, 
and provide a safe highway across this beautiful and useful 
river, " so long that the youngest infant now in Fisherville, 
reaching extreme old age, and inquired of in its last days about 
the iron bridge, would speak of it as a creation of which his or her 
father spoke, and so of their children and still more distant 
descendants, — until the origin of the bridge would be traditional 
rather than historical."* 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN KIMBALL, 
February 1, 1875. Building Agent. 



REPORT 
OF THE AGENT FOR REBUILDING SEW ALL'S FALLS BRIDGE. 



To the City Council: 

During the winter session of the legislature of 1832-3, an act 
of incorporation was granted to Ebenezer Eastman, Abraham 
Bean, Samuel Tilton, Hugh McAllister, Daniel C Atkinson, Or- 
lando Brown, their associates, successors, and assigns, containing 
the provisions usually granted to corporations of this kind, and 
authorizing them to build a bridge over the Merrimack river 
near the head of Sewall's fulls, in Concord. This act was 
signed by Franklin Pierce, speaker of the house, Benning M. 
Bean, president of the senate, and approved by Samuel Dins- 
more, governor, January 3, 1833. 

The corporation organized under their charter February 12, 
1833, and at their annual meeting, January 7, 1835, voted to 

* Extract from ]VIr. Asa McFsirland's addre.ss at the banquet. 



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proceed with the work of building the piers and abutments, under 
the superintendence of Abel Baker, completing the bridge the 
same year, at a cost of about four thousand six hundred dollars, 
including the toll-house. 

The piers were of wood, with heavy oak timbers extending up 
the stream to break the ice. The bridge consisted of balance 
beams, resting on the piers, upon which were laid long stringers, 
being the plan generally adopted at that time, called the "bal- 
ance beam and string bridge." The receipts from tolls for four 
years were small, and did not exceed the expense of collection 
and keeping the bridge in repair. 

During the month of January, 1839, the ice in the river had 
formed to an unusual thickness. The extreme cold of the pre- 
vious week was followed by warm weather and a heavy rain, so 
that on Sunday, the 27th inst., the volume of water had increased 
so as to fill the river banks, and at about eleven o'clock in the 
forenoon of that day the large body of ice started, carrying away 
Canterbury bridge at Boscawen plain, Boscawen bridge near 
the mills of Richard and William PI. Gage, the middle pier and 
the greater part of Sewall's Falls bridge. The writer witnessed 
the action of the ice in carrying away the two bridges last 
named. 

At the annual meeting in January, 1840, the corporation, not 
being discouraged, contracted with George W. Brown to rebuild 
the bridge for $1,500, much of the old material having been 
saved. In the spring of 1849, the drive of logs owned by Fiske 
& Norcross carried away the bridge built by Mr. Brown. Dur- 
ing the existence of the corporation, only nineteen dollars per 
share was divided, the original investment proving a total loss. 

March 25, 1852, the road commissioners of Merrimack county 
laid out, on petition of Simeon Abbott and others, a highway 
across Merrimack river, at the place where Sewall's Falls bridge 
formerly stood. August 14th following, the town voted to put 
the bridge under contract, to be completed on or before Septem- 
ber 1, 1853, the time limited by the commissioners. 

The stone-work was built by Simpson, Balch & Co., and the 
covered wooden truss bridge by P. II. Paddleford (a noted 
bridge builder who had just completed Free and Federal 
bridges), at a cost of $6,339.86. This bridge was destroyed by 



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a gale of wind January 1, 1862, having served the public well 
for more than eight years. 

During the same year a new bridge was built on the same site, 
under the superintendence of John C. Briggs, from a design by 
himself, consisting of long arches of Avood reaching from pier to 
abutments, with a deck or road-way on top, without covering to 
protect it from the weather. The spans were 170 feet in length. 
The whole was rebuilt at a cost of 11,758.19. Additional 
strength was added by ex-mayor Abbott in 1865, costing 
$1,002.39. 

In the spring of 1872 the logs accumulated on the pier in large 
quantities, so as to reach one of the additional trusses, which 
gave way, and the west half fell upon the logs beneath. The 
easterly half, borne down by the large quantities of ice and 
snow upon it, fell in January, 1873. In the spring of the same 
year the undersigned was appointed agent for the city to 
rebuild the whole structure. Lyman R. Fellows was employed 
to build the stone-work. The pier in the middle of the 
river was found to be defective, and required to be rebuilt. 
The new pier is 38 feet long, 24 feet high, 10 feet thick at bot- 
tom and 6 feet at top. The abutments were strengthened, made 
higher, and constructed to receive a covered double lattice and 
arch bridge of wood, from plans made and submitted by Dutton 
Woods, the contractor. The cost of the stone-work (for details 
see page 29, report of 1874) was $6,348.69 

Contract with Mr. Woods, 7,750.00 

Other expenses, 312.90 

Total, $14,411.59 

The thorough manner in which the work of Messrs. Fellows 
and Woods has been performed leads us to hope and expect that 
this structure will be able to withstand any pressure of water, 
ice, and logs which may be brought to bear upon it, and be more 
useful and profitable for the city than its predecessors. 
Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN KIMBALL, 
February 1, 1875. Building Agent. 



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REPORT OF THE CITY PHYSICIAN. 



To the City Council: 

The health and sanitary condition of our city during the past 
year will compare favorably with that of other large towns. 

There have not been any cases of contagious disease within 
the compact part of the city, and only a few cases of variola 
and varioloid in Ward 2. These occurred last spring, and 
were taken care of at their own homes, causing but little 
trouble outside those immediately concerned. 

There has been but little sickness outside the almshouse,— a 
fact of itself sufficient to show that we have but few over- 
crowded or under-ground tenements, which are the bane of so 
many of our large cities, and always have and will furnish objects 
for charity wherever they are allowed to exist. 

At the almshouse there has been considerable sickness, yet 
not more than might reasonably be expected when we consider 
the enfeebled character of the inmates. The most of them 
are old and broken down in health long before they are obliged 
to ask help of the public charity. 

There have been four deaths at the almshouse during the year, 
all but one from diseases incident to old age. I would add, in 
this connection, that measures have been taken, and will prob- 
ably be carried out within a short time, to refit and repair the 
buildings at the farm, so as to render them a more comfortable 
place for those who are so unfortunate as to require a home at 
this institution; and I hope a suitable and separate building 
will be erected for such as are sent to the farm by our police 
courts for the purpose of reform, — for those whose misfortune 
it is to be poor and needy do not like to be classed as or 
to associate with criminals. 



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There should also be a suitable place at the farm, or else- 
where, where transient persons, not subject to charity, but with- 
out friends to care for them, or living in large boarding-houses 
where it is almost an impossibility to be properly taken care of, 
may be carried, and carefully cared for at a minimum expense. 
The increasing business and population of our city will soon 
demand of us something as a hospital for this class of people, 
and I hope some of our liberal and public-spirited men will 
lay the foundation of an endowment for such a benevolent 
institution. 

As a member of the Board of Health, my attention has been 
called repeatedly to serious defects of drainage, vaults, and 
outbuildings, such as pigsties, slaughter-houses, and rendering 
establishments ; and although we are in no worse condition 
than almost any city of the same size, still, as anything which 
relates to life and the promotion of the public health is of the 
dearest interest to the human family, Ave should ever be on the 
alert to keep such places at a sufficient distance, that a necessary 
vocation may not be a nuisance to the public, or detrimental 
to the health and happiness of our citizens. 

I am well aware that the rate of taxation in the city of Con- 
cord is very high, and that much of it is the result of our am- 
bition for public improvements, but I do not know of any way 
in which a portion of the public money can be expended more 
satisfactorily, to permanent, intelligent citizens, than to carry 
out and perfect our system of sewerage. " The pestilence that 
Avalketh in darkness, and the destruction that wasteth at noon- 
day," is only to be avoided by a wholesome regard to hygienic 
rules; and as we extend our system of sewerage, we atford an 
additional defence for the person, the domicile, and the munic- 
ipality, and encouragement to our physical, social, and political 
prosperity, by furnishing the means of at once taking from our 
midst the probable cause of endemic and epidemic diseases. 

"We owe it to ourselves and our posterity to give this matter 
our earnest and earliest attention. G. P. CONX, 

February 16, 1875. City Physician. 



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REPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council: 

Gentlemen: — I have the honor to present, for your consid- 
eration, my report of the business of the police department of 
the city of Concord for the year ending January 31, 1875. 

Tlie whole number of arrests made during the year, not in- 
cluding those made at Fisherville, was 339, as follows : 

Intoxication, 176 

For being out late at night, 23 

Assault, 18 

Larceny, 16 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 13 

Noise, brawl, and tumult, 12 

Disturbing the ])eace, 11 

Suspicious persons, 10 

Common loafers, 8 

Assault on officei's, 6 

Evading railroad fire, 5 

Breaking and entering, 5 

Insane, 4 

Selling liquor, 3 

Keeping liquor for sale, 3 

Keeping open saloon after 10 o'clock, 3 

Injury to buildings, 3 

Cruelty to animals, 3 

Fornication, 3 

Breaking glass, 2 

Common drunkards, 2 

Trespass, 2 

Common prostitutes, 2 

Keeping open saloon on Sunday, 1 

Adultery, 1 

Bastardy, 1 

Threatening, 1 

Driving horse farther than stipulated, 1 

For not providing for family, 1 

Total, 339 



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Of the above cases, 150 were arraigned before the j)olice 
court, charged with the following otieuces, to wit : 

Intoxication, 67 

Assault, 14 

Larceny, 11 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 10 

Assault on officers, 6 

Breaking and entering, 5 

Evading railroad fare, 4 

Noise, brawl, and tumult, 4 

Selling li(|uor, 3 

Keej)ing licjuor for sale, 3 

Keej)ing open saloon after 10 o'clock, 3 

Fornication, 3 

Trespass, 2 

Injury to buildings, 3 

Common prostitutes, 2 

Breaking glass, 2 

Cruelty to animals, 2 

Bastardy, 1 

Threatening, 1 

Cojnmon drunkard, 1 

Adultery, 1 

Keeping open saloon on Sunday, 1 

For not providing for family, 1 



150 

And were disposed of by the police court as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fines, 106 
Ordered to recognize to appear at the supreme judicial 

and circuit courts, 32 

Discharged, 4 

Sentenced to the house of correction, 2 

Ordered to recognize to keep the peace, 1 

Dismissed, or nol jirossed., 2 

Sentenced to jail, 2 

Sentenced to the reform school, 1 



150 



"Whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station- 
house during the year, 508 
Whole number of prisoners and lodgers, 847 
Discharged from custody witliout complaint, for what 

seemed to be good and sufficient reasons, 189 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CONN ELL, 
Concord, January 31, 1875. City 3Iarshal. 



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To the City Council: 

The undersigned respectfully submits the following report of 
the police department in Ward 1 for the year ending January 
31, 1875: 

Whole number of arrests made during the year, 54 

Intoxication, 22 

Larceny, 6 

Keeping liquor for sale, 3 

Selling liquor, 1 

Assault, 2 

Rape, 2 

Common loafei's, 5 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 6 

Fast driving, 1 

Fornication, 2 

Cruelty to animals, 2 

Insane, 1 

Obstructing street, 1 

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Of the above cases, 35 were arraigned before the police court? 

charged with the following offences, to wit : 

Intoxication, 14 

Larceny, 5 

Keeping liquor for sale, 3 

Selling liquor, 1 

Assault, 2 

Rape, 2 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 2 

Fast driving, 1 

Fornication, 2 

Cruelty to animals, 2 

Obstructing street, 1 



35 

And were disposed of by the police court as follows : 

Sentenced to j^ay fines, 23 

Ordered to recognize to appear at the circuit court, 7 

Dismissed, or nol 2^^'ossed, 5 



35 

Whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station, CO 

Number of prisoners and lodgers, 140 

Prisoners discharged from custody without complaint, 19 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CHADWICK, 
January 31, 1875. Ass't City Marshal. 



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REPORT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the J[ayor and Aldermoi of the City of Concord : 

The Police Justice herewith submits the twenty-second An- 
nual Report : 

The number of civil actions, entered in the jiolice court during 
the financial year ending with the present month of January, 
has been twenty-three. 

At the last June session of the legislature the police court 
was constituted a court of record by an act providing for the 
appointment of a clerk; and Herbert F. Norris, Esq., is the 
present efficient clerk. 

The jurisdiction of the police court was also enlarged by the 
same act, which provides for the gratuitous naturalization of 
persons of foreign birth; and twenty-two persons since then 
have been fully naturalized. 

In addition, twenty-four have filed declarations of intention 
to become citizens. 

The whole number of arraignments, for alleged criminal 
offences, before the Police Justice during said year, has been 
two hundred and one. 

The nature of the offences of those prosecuted at the instance 
of the city authorities, and the results of such prosecutions, are 
comprised in the reports of the city marshal and the assistant 
city marshal, for the year now about expiring. 

The Police Justice charges himself as follows : 

Costs received in criminal prosecutions 

due to city, §245.31 

Fines received, 569.82 

Fees received in civil actions, 14.04 

$829.17 



And discharges himself as follows: 
Paid for naturalization and other blanks, 

and expenses, $24.70 

Paid city treasurer, 804.47 



8829.17 



SYLVESTER DANA, 

Concord, January 30, 1875. Police Justice. 



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REPORT OF THE CITY SOLICITOR. 



To the City Council: 

Since my last report, the suit of John B. Palmer v. Concord 
has been settled by the parties. The city paid Mr. Palmer the 
sum of two thousand dollars, in full settlement of all claim he 
had for loss of property, destruction of business, and personal 
injury received by him at the time of the destruction of the Dem- 
ocratic Standard office, by a mob, in 1861. The costs whicli had 
been incurred by either party, with reference to the suit, were, 
by the settlement, to be paid by the respective parties. The set- 
tlement was ratified by the unanimous action of the city govern- 
ment. 

In December last, Messrs. John S. Brown, Charles H. Amsden, 
Daniel Holden, Cephas H. Fowler, George W. Abbott, Henry 
F. Brown, and John L. Tallant brought a bill in equity against 
the city, Samuel C. Eastman, its treasurer, and William H. Alli- 
son, its collector of taxes, alleging that the city, its officers, 
agents, and servants, at a meeting of the city government, held 
on the fourth day of April, 1874, acted illegally, fraudulently, 
and in bad faith, in voting to raise the sum of $7,400 for water 
for the fire department of the city, and in assessing a tax for 
that sum upon the polls and valuable estate of the entire city, — 
claiming that the vote and assessment were illegally and fraud- 
ulently designed to compel the residents, tax-payers, and taxable 
estate outside of the water precinct to contribute to the pay- 
ment of indebtedness and expenses for constructing, maintain- 
ing, and operating the water-works, — and praying that the city, 
its officers, &c., and particularly said Eastman and Allison, be 
perpetually enjoined and restrained from paying out any part of 
said sum of $7,400 towards any expenses of the water-works, 
and from paying out any money derived from any tax levied 
and assessed upon the taxable estate in that portion of the city 
outside of the water precinct for like expenses, and from collect- 
ing of said John S. Brown, Amsden, Holden, and Tallant the 



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tax assessed upon their ratable estates, respectively, towards 
raising said sum, and from collecting any tax assessed upon any 
taxable property outside the water precinct for that purpose. 
A temporary injunction, in accordance with the prayer of the 
bill, was issued by Chief Justice Gushing, and the Avhole matter 
will hereafter be adjudicated by the superior court. 

Messrs. John S. Brown, Amsden, and Ilolden have also filed 
petitions for the abatement of so much of their several taxes as 
they allege to be their proportion of the $7,400. The final de- 
cision in the bill in equity will settle these petitions. 

The suit of Jonathan Kimball v. the city is still pending. 

Several claims for injuries arising from alleged defective hi<Tli- 
ways have been satisfactorily settled, and much litigation has 
been avoided by the careful and discreet action of the city au- 
thorities. 

CHAS. P. SANBORN, City Solicitor. 



Reports of tlie City Liquor Agents. 



To the City Council : 

The undersigned respectfully submits the following report 
of his agency in the purchase and sale of wines and liquors in 
the city of Concord, from Feb. 1, 1874, to Feb. 1, 1875. 

Amount of stock and fixtures, Feb. 1, 1874, $781.62 
Since purchased, 2,852.86 

Amount of profits on sales, 643.93 

84,278.41 



Contra. 

Amount of stock and fixtures, Feb. 1, 1875, !$802.17 
Received for liquor and casks, 3,476.24 

CASH ACCOUNTS. 

Received for liquor and casks, $3,476.24 

Cash on hand February 1, 1874, 28.75 



$4,278.41 



^3,525.54 



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Contra. 



Cash paid for liquors, 


$2,852.86 


Freight and expenses, 


65.87 


Casli paid for incidentals, 


67.00 


into city treasury, 


200.00 


agent's salary, 


300.00 


Cash on hand 


39.81 



i,525.54 



Number of sales, 6,989. 

J. E. CLIFFORD, Agent. 

State of New Hampshike — Merrimack ss. \ 
February 14, 1875. | 

The within subscribed and sworn to before me, 

TPIEOPHILXJS B. MARTIN, Justice of the Peace. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned respectfully submits the following report of 

his agency in the purchase and sale of spirituous liquors at 
Fisherville, in the city of Concord. 

Liquors on hand Feb. 1, 1874, 1275.00 

Since purchased, 290.00 

Freight and express, 12.25 

Agent's salary, 75.00 



1652.25 



Contra. 

Sales to date, ^380.00 

Liquors on hand, 250.00 

Fixtures, 15.00 

Cash on hand, 7.25 



1652.25 



Number of sales, 610. 

Respectfully submitted. 

C. C. T;0PLIFF, Agent. 

State of New Hampshire — Merrimack ss.) 
February 1, 1875. j 

Subscribed and sworn to before me, 

W. H. BELL, Justice of the Peace. 



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REPORT 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



To the City Council: 

During the past yeai* one hundred and one volumes have 
been added to the public library by purchase, and eight by 
donation. The total number of volumes now in the library is 
six thousand three hundred and fifty-seven. 

The number of persons using the library, or, rather, of those 
holding cards issued on the payment of the subscription fee of 
twenty-five cents required by the by-laws, has been seven hun- 
dred and eighty-seven, being a slight decrease from last year. 

A new catalogue has been published, as was necessary, none 
having been issued in an entire form for ten years. The ex- 
pense af this publication has involved some hundreds of the 
library funds, which can only be returned by the sale of the 
catalogue. But for this expense larger additions would have 
been made to the number of books the past year. Every sub- 
scriber, or at least every family, holding a card should obtain a 
catalogue, thus promoting not only individual convenience and 
advantage, but the public interest, by contributing to restore to 
the library the means of enlarging its collection of books. It 
is earnestly to be hoped that the catalogue will find a ready 
sale. Its price is trifling, and with its addition of expenditure 
every subscriber can have a vast fund of reading almost with- 
out money and without price. 

The trustees bespeak for the library the continued favor of 
the City Council, whose appropriations have been, and must 
continue to be, essential to its existence and prosperity. 
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The financial condition of the institutioc is presented in the 
accompanying statement of its treasm-er. 
Respectfully submitted. 



Concord, Jan. 30, 1875. 



A. W. FISKE, 
JOS. T. CLOUGH, 
SIMEON ABBOT, 
AMOS HADLEY, 
S. L. BLAKE, 
H. G. SAFFORD, 
JERE. S. NOYES, 



Trustees of 
Public Library. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Charles W. Sargent, Treasurer^ in account with Public Library. 

1874. Dr. 

February, To balance of former account, 



October, 

1875. 

January, 



City appropriation, 

Interest on Lyon Fund, 
Interest on Pierce Fund, 
Receipts of library, 



$301.64 
500.00 

63.60 

60 00 

183.90 



1874. Cr. 

April. By paid F. S. Crawford, Librarian, $75.00 



May, 

July 1, 
October, 



1875. 
January, 



E. C. Eastman, agent, bill 
approved, 

F. S. Crawford, Librarian, 



57.00 
75.00 

« " 75.00 

Republican Press Associat'n, 373.00 
Geo. E. Jenks, 85.50 



F. S. Crawford, Librarian, 75.00 
F. S. Crawford, bill for bind- 
ing books, 129.46 
E. C.^Eastman, agent, 63.46 
By cash on hand Feb. 1, 1875, 100.72 



1,109.14 



$1,109.14 

The foregoing account of receipts and payments for the year 
1874-5 is respectfully submitted by the treasurer. 

CHAS. W. SARGENT, Treasurer. 

Concord, February 1, 1875. 



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REPORT OF THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE. 



To the City Council: 

Tlie Cemetery Committee beg leave to submit the following 
annual re[)ort : 

OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 



RECEIVED. 



Of Mary A. Abbott, for lot, 


$5.00 


B. A. Hall, 


10.00 


Heirs of M. Geroukl, " 


14.00 


M. A. Farmer, 


10.00 


Calvin Smart, two lots. 


16.00 


C. E. West, 


10.00 


James Moore, one lot, 


5.00 


S. Alexander, " 


5.00 


J. Crockett, for old fence, 


3.50 


Jane R. Wyman, for lot. 


5.00 


Holt & Bro., for elm tree, 


9.00 


G. Sliattuck, for board, 


.40 


S. C. Eastman, two years' int. on fund, 


84.00 


EXPENDED. 




Paid Thos. .Carley, eighteen days' work, 


^36.00 


Joseph Coate, labor. 


50.75 


James Dimond, drilling posts, 


4.95 


Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, iron, 


.39 


G. Shattuck, for building fence, 


39.00 


James Moore & Sons, nails, 


2.95 


For lumber for rails, 


4.52 


M. Chesley, repairing bolts. 


1.00 


Holt & Bro., for hauling, 


2.25 


Holt & Co., lumber. 


14.14 


City water-rates. 


6.00 


Geo. Goodhue, on account, for putting in 


water, 


42.00 



Due balance, cash as above, advanced by C. 

Woodman, $27.05 

Due C. Woodman, for labor of self and horse, 19.00 
Union Steam Mill, coping for fence, 10.50 

P. Blanchard's Sons, boards for fence, 44.80 
Geo. Goodhue, bal. for putting in water, 64.00 



$176.90 



$203.95 



8165.35 



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It will be seen by the above statement that the committee 
have expended $165.35 more than the income of last year from 
the sales of lots and the interest on the invested funds. This 
expenditm-e was made, — 1st, to build a fence along the north 
end of the cemetery in place of the old fence, which had be- 
come dilapidated and worthless, so that that portion of the 
cemetery was becoming a play-ground for boys and feeding- 
grounds for animals. 2d, to introduce Long Pond water in 
places convenient for watering lots. 

These improvements were so imperatively demanded that the 
committee felt justified, and respectfully ask for an appropriation 
to cover the deficiency. 

BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 

KECEIPTS. 

One half proceeds of sale of lots, $451.80 

Cash of Holt & Co., for lumber, 105.00 

Arlin & Gallagher, for rent of addition, 20.00 

J. G. Wyman,' for wood, 180.20 

Ford & Kimball, for wood, 245.00 

J. N. Patterson, " 16.00 

For use of hose, 3.00 



EXPENDED. 

Paid Luther Roby, old account, $15.00 

Morrill & Silsby, stationery, 6.00 

N. T. Smith, labor, 21.00 

Stevens & Duncklee, tin dippers, .40 

Thomas Carley, labor, 198.00 

Joseph Coate, labor, 218.29 

James Ryan, 5.69 

G. Shattuck, desk, .75 

Hasps and staples, .08 

Scythe, 1.25 

Axe and handle, 1.50 

James Moore & Son, tools, 8.99 

Holt & Bro. for posts, _ 4.25 

Geo. A. Blanchard, old account and interest, 26.86 

City water-rate, 10.00 

S. C. Eastman, last year's balance, 123.95 

Charles C. Lund, « 23.00 

Charles C. Lund, for hose, 20.00 



$971.00 



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C. Woodman, labor of self and horse, $151.00 

C. W, Paigo, old balance, G.So 

C. W. Paige, labor, 17. Gf) 

Thomas Carley, on account last year, ST.G'i 

Stakes and sign-boards, 13.00 

C. Woodman, on account of labor, 9.87 



THERE IS DUE 



Thomas Carley, on last year's account, $100.00 

C. Woodman, balance for labor, 108.48 



§971.00 



$208.48 



The expenditure made last year in introducing water at Blos- 
som Hill Cemetery left the committee in debt, as Mall be seen 
by the report of last year, in the sum of f371.14. During the 
past season the committee have received from sales of lots, as 
will be seen, $451. 80; and $519.20 from the sale of the hard 
pine wood which stood on the cemetery ground, all of which has 
been cut out, to the manifest improvement of the appearance 
of the grounds, as well to the financial condition of the ceme- 
tery. These sums have enabled the committee to keep the 
grounds in better order than before, and to reduce the debt 
incurred last year to 1208.48, which they expect to be able to 
pay during the next season. 

During the year the Catholic portion of our community have 
purchased a lot for a cemetery, and have commenced to bury 
there. This action on their part will tend to reduce the reve- 
nue from the sale of lots at Blossom Hill ; and if the grounds 
are to be kept up to the present standard, the revenue at the 
command of the committee must be increased in some way. 

During the last season eighty graves have been dug in Blos- 
som Hill, and twenty-seven in the old North Cemetery, which, 
at the rate fixed by law, would yield a revenue of something 
more than $200. This sum would employ a man steadily dur- 
ing the summer season, a larger part of whose time might be 
employed in general and useful work about the grounds. The 
committee will provide such a man during the next season, and 
will cause all graves in these cemeteries to be dug at the usual 
rates, and respectfully ask such legislation as will authorize 



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them to adopt that course, if such power is not ah'eady in their 
hands. 

The entire ordinance in relation to Blossom Hill and the Old 
North cemeteries, regulating the sales of lots and the conti'ol 
of the grounds, should be remodelled; and at an early day, after 
the next city government shall be organized, your committee 
will ask the action of the city council on this subject. 

The committee also notice by the books of the city treasurer 
that one half the proceeds of sales of lots in the original por- 
tion of Blossom Hill Cemetery, both last year and this, has 
been applied, — first, to pay the interest on the balance of origi- 
nal purchase-money now unpaid ; second, to pay interest on 
the cost of the recent addition, and the remainder applied to 
reduce the debt generally for both tracts. We suggest that the 
proceeds of sales in the original tract should not be applied to 
pay for the new tract in this way, but that such proceeds be 
applied to pay for the original tract till the amount is cancelled, 
so that when said original tract is paid for the entire proceeds 
of sales therein may be used to keep the grounds in order. 

The addition recently purchased has not yet been laid out 
into lots. The wood which w' as piled on it at the time of the 
purchase has but recently been removed, and the ground is 
covered with brush. It cannot be laid out till the ground is 
cleared ; and before proceeding to sell lots there, the fences 
and walls should be put in order, and the walks and avenues 
graded, to some extent at least. Your committee have no funds 
to devote to this work, and respectfully ask that the city coun- 
cil investigate the matter, and appropriate such a sum for this 
work as, in their judgment, may be necessary. 

GEORGE A. BLANCHARD, 1 

CHAS. C.LUND, \ ^^See. 

CHARLES WOODMAN, 

Concord, N. H., Feb. 1, 1875. 



8T 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

In compliance with section 3d of an ordinance relating to 
the Fire Department, I hereby submit this, my second Annual 
Report, for the year ending Jan. 31st, 1875: 

FORCE OF DEPARTMENT. 

The entire force of this department consists of one chief 
engineer, eight assistant engineers, and one hundred and 
ninety-nine men, with the following divisions : 

Within the precinct : One chief engineer, five assistant 
engineers, twenty-four members steam fire engine companies, 
thirty-six members hose companies, twenty members hook 
and ladder company; — total, eighty-six men. 

Without the precinct : Three hand engine companies, 
located respectively as follows: "Pioneer," No. 1, Fisher- 
ville, fifty members ; " Old Fort," No. 2, East Concord, thirty 
members; "Cataract," No. 3, West Concord, thirty members; 
with one assistant engineer resident in each of these localities; 
— total, one hundred and thirteen men. 

No important changes have occurred this j'ear in the de- 
partment. The members composing the diiferent companies 
I believe to be men who can bo relied upon for promptitude 
and efiiciency in the discharge of their duties. 

APPARATUS. 

The apparatus is in good condition, and well adapted to the 
needs of the department. It consists of two steamers, — one 
first class, one second class; one horse hose-carriage and two 



hand hose-carriagos, all built by Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. ; 
one hook and ladder truck, built by the Abbot, Downing Co. 

HOSE. 

The precinct department has now in use about fort^'-two 
hundred feet of two and one half inch steamer and hj^drant 
hose. In December last, the Board of Engineers recommend- 
ed the i^urchase of two thousand feet of hose, the amount now 
on hand being insufficient to furnish dry hose to the several 
companies after a majoi-ity of our fires. The city council 
authorized the purchase of twelve hundred feet of new hose, 
which has not yet been procured. 

There is six hundred feet of nearly new and three hundred 
of old two-inch hose, at Fisherville. 

East Concord has nine hundred and seventy-one feet. At 
West Concord there is five hundred and fifty feet of old hose, 
and there was purchased last year three hundred feet of new, 
making the total amount of hand engine hose, two thousand 
four hundred and seventy-one feet. 

HOUSES. 

I am happy to state, under this head, that some active 
measures have been taken by the city towards making suit- 
able provisions for the department, located on Warren street. 
A lot has been purchased and the plans drawn for new build- 
ings. Those now occupied still stand, but are insufficient and 
insecure, and I would urge the necessity of carrying the work 
rapidly forward, so that before the close of another year this 
portion of the department may be removed to safe and com- 
modious quarters. 

The other houses, namely, the Alert hose house, on Wash- 
ington street, near State, also Good Will hose house, corner of 
Cross and State streets, are new and handsome brick buildings. 
The latter was completed this year. 

The houses without the precinct, at Fisherville and West 
Concord, are in a fair condition. At East Concord the one 
now occupied is insufficient for the needs of that company, and 
I would suggest the propriety of a new one being erected as 
soon as possible. 



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LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS THROUGHOUT THE 

YEAR. 

March 10th. Fire broke out in a lioiise and barn at East 
Concord. Building's nearly destroyed. Loss, §2,500; insur- 
ance, $1,500. Steamer Kearsargo was sent over and rendered 
good service. 

May Lst. Fire was discovered in a wooden building, corner 
of Pleasant and Main streets, owned by II. W. Parkei*, and 
occupied by W. J. Fernald as an upholstering establishment. 
The fire extended to the building in the rear, owned by Frank- 
lin Evans. H. W. Parker's loss on building was $1,042.70, in- 
sured ; W. J. Fernald's loss on stock and furnitui*e, $3,000 — in- 
surance, 82,400; Franklin Evans's loss on building and goods 
was about $'2,000, no insurance. Total loss $6,042.70. Insur- 
ance $3,442.70. 

May 30th. Joseph Eastman's house at West Concord. Loss 
$5,000, insurance, $4,000. Steamer Kearsarge was dispatched, 
but arrived too late to save the building. 

June 15th. Dwelling-house, corner of Warren and State 
streets, owned by 3Irs. H. B. Cross. Loss, $410, insured. Oc- 
cupied as follows : C. H. Piper's loss on household goods, $200, 
insured; M. McAllister's loss $140, insured; Mrs. S. J. Piper's 
loss, $180, insured; J. G. Taylor's loss, $54, insured, — total 
loss, $084.00, fully insured. 

June 18th. Slaughter-house on Free Bridge road, owned by 
Flanders & Emmon?,extinguished without aid from department. 

June 28th. Frank Sargent's house at East Concord, on the 
Canterbury road. Loss on building and household goods, 
$1,000; insurance, $500. Owing to the distance, no assistance 
could be rendered by the department. 

Aug. 29tli. Blacksmith shop at West Concord, owned by 
Daniel Crowley. Loss $800, insured. 

Sept. 5th. Mrs. N. G. Upham's stable, on Park street, was 
partially burned. Loss about $400, fully insured. 

Sept. 17tli. Slaughter-house, foot of Chandler street, owned 
by Charles Blake, occupied by Bond & Doming. Loss on 
building, 8^100; no insurance. Bond & Deming's loss, $700 ; 
no insurance. Total loss, $1,000. 



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Oct. ITth. John Linehan's house at Fisherville. Loss on 
building and furniture, $1,500 ; insurance, $900. 

Oct. 22d, A barn on Cross street, belonging to Widow Don- 
ohue. Loss, $150 ; no insurance. 

Oct. 27th. Alarm caused by the burning of a chimney on 
house owned by John Foley. 

Nov. 25th. Fire was discovered at the Elm House in the 
uppej" story. Damage by fire and water on building and con- 
tents, $1,2-25; fully insured. 

Dec. 16th. Alarm of fire at the milliner's shop of Mrs. D. 
M. Folger, on Muin street, which was extinguished without 
aid from department. Cause, accidental ; loss, trifling. 

Dec. 16th. On the same day, G. S. Locke's stable on Fi'ee 
Bridge road. Loss about $700. 

FIRES AND ALARMS. 

The number of fires and alarms this year has been fifteen. 
Total amount of loss, $21,.301.70. Total amount of insurance, 
$14,451.70; making a loss of $6,850.00 above amount received 
of insurance companies. Within precinct, loss, $10,501.70; 
outside, $10,800.00. 

CONCLUSION. 
In conclusion, I would tender m^^ thanks to the members of 
the city council for their general interest, courtesy, and es- 
teem evinced towards the department at all times. To the 
mayor and fire committee I am especiallj'' grateful for their 
disposition and efi'orts to answer all requirements, and to the 
cit}' marshal and his assistants for aid rendered in our behalf. 
Finally, to my assistants and to all the members of tlie depart- 
ment, for their cordial support and prompt and united exertions 
in the discharge of their duties, all praise is due. 
Respectfully submitted. 

JOSEPH S. MERRILL, 

Chief Engineer. 
Jan. 31, 1875. 



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ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 



FOR 1875. 



JOSEPH S. MERRILL, 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Occupation. 
Carriage manufacturer, 

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 



yames. 
JAMES N. LAUDER, 
N. H. HASKELL, 
CHARLES M. LANG, 
WILLIAM D. LADD, 
DANIEL B. NEWHALL, 
JOHN WHITTAKER, 
CYRUS R. ROBINSON, 
WYMAN W. HOLDEN, 



ClerL- 



Occupations. 
Master uieclianic N. R. R. 
Painter, 
Painter, 
Iron merchant, 
Saloon keeper, 
Manufacturer, 
Manufacturer, 
Manufacturer, 
WILLIAM D. LADD. 



Besidence. 
State street. 



Besidences. 
Franklin street. 
Perley street. 
Centre street. 
Runiford street. 
School street. 
Ward One. 
Ward Two. 
Ward Three. 



SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

SLx fire suits, 875; 6 badges, 848; 8 fire hats, §64;— total, §187.00. 

Schedule of Pfoperfy — Steam Fire Department. 

Engine-house and lot, $8,500; 1 furnace, $150; stove and funnel, $20; water-works, 
$60 ; settees and chairs, $25 ; 1 wash bencli and vise, $8 ; 2 beds and bedding and table, 
$50; 1 force pump and hose, $12; 1 iron sink, $5; 2 tons coal and 1 tou cannel coal, $52; 
Sy^ cords hemlock wood, $37 ; 3 axes, $8 ; 1 set steps, 2 baskets, saw and horse, $G ; 3,000 
feet 2V2 ill- steamer and hydrant hose, $2,000; 1,500 feet 214 in. steamer and liydrant 
hose, new, $2,250; 100 feet rope in hose tower, $5; 1 coffee boiler and water tank, $10; 
—total, $13,198. 

Miscellaneous Properti/ not in service. 

2 hose-can-iages, $325; 2 brass trumpets, $10— $335; 3 bells, $8; 1 set new grates for 
steamer, $7; 2 brass crank boxes, $4; 1 lignum-vitac crank box, $3; 3 extra Lathes for 
pump packing, $3 ; 3 extra pump valve guides, $3 ;— total, 303. 



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GOV. HILL STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, No. 1. 



H. J. Griffin, Foreman. 
Chestek Byron, Asst. Foreman. 



J. Kennedy, Clerk. 
S. G. Long, Engineer. 



MEMBERS. 



Names. 
H. G. Griffin, 
Chester Byron, 
James Kennedy, 
S. G. Long, 
Charles C. Blancharcl, 
George Stickney, 
John Provanchar, 
Lewis Brown, 
H. W. Hilsou, 
J. Dor an, 
A. Subry, 
H. Gibney, 
Lewis A. "Wright, 



Occupations, 
Saloon keeper. 
Baggage-master, 
Painter, 
Machinist, 
Painter, 
Moulder, 
Moulder, 
Painter, 

Carriage-maker, 
Churn-maker, 
Painter, 
Painter, 
Teamster, 



Bcsidences. 
Railroad square. 
Marshall street. 
Essex street. 
Centre street. 
Warren street. 
Prince street. 
Main street. 
Beacon street. 
Walnut street. 
State street. 
Warren street. 
Warren street. 
Engine House. 



Schedule of Property. 

One first class steamer. Gov. Hill, $1,000; 1 hose-carriage, $200; 12 fire overcoats, 
$90; 12fii-e suits, §120; 12 fire hats, §75; 2 blunderbusses and nozzles, §40; 2 horse 
blankets, §10; 3 lanterns and 3 fire buckets, §12; 1 bar, 1 axe, and 1 sliovel, §4; 8 
spanner belts, §8 ; 8 set spanners, §6.80 ; 1 jack screw, §5 ; 1 hammer and 2 cold chisels, 
§1.75; 2 hydrant wrenches, §4; 4 clasps, 1 socket, 1 12-in. screw, 55; 1 suction spanner, 

1 ; 1 brass oiler, .75; 3 tin cans, §1.50; 1 hydi-ant coupling, §1C;— total,§l,G00. 



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KEARSARGE STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2. 



G. L. LovEJOY, Foreman. 

G. A. Glover, Asst. Foreman. 



B. F. Hardy, Clerk. 

J. H. Sandkbs, Engineer, 



MEMBERS. 



Karnes. 
G. L. Love joy, 
G. A. Glover, 

B. F. Hardy, 
W. H. Coming, 
J. H. Sanders, 

C. H. Sanders, 
A. L. Cnrrier, 

D. P. Caldwell, 
G. E. Minot, 

D. W. C. Everett, 
J. W. Drew, 

E. A. Bingham, 
Thomas JIurphy, 



Occiqmtions. 
Painter, 
Tinsmith, 
Clerk, 

Hairdresser, 
Painter, 
Machinist, 

Railroad baggage-master, 
Wood-worker, 
Painter, 
Clerk, 
Merchant, 
Tinsmith, 
Teamster, 



Uesidence. 
Fayette street, corner Elm. 
State street, corner West. 
Fayette street. 
Prince street. 
State street. , 

South street. 
Hanover street. 
Turnpike street. 
Green street. 
Blake street. 
Warren street. 
Fayette street. 
WaiTeu street. 



Schedule of Property— Steamer Kearsarge. 

Steamer, $4,200 ; hose-carriage, $200 ; 12 fire suits and 13 fire hats, $232.25 ; 10 reefing 
jackets, .§75; 2 blunderbusses, with spray nozzles, §53; 1 hydrant coupling, $1G; 3 lan- 
terns and 2 water-buckets, $12; 1 smoke st.ack, $10; 10 spanner belts, $10; 10 sets span- 
ners, $10; 7 wrenches, $5; 1 shovel, Ibiir, 1 axe, $4; 1 poker,! oil-can, 5 feet rubber 
hose, 1 hammer, §3.50; 1 reducer, $2.50 ; 2 horse blankets, $10; 1 mud apron, $5; 1 
jack-screw, §5; 2 gallon oil-cans, and 2 hydrant wrenches, $5; 1 feather duster, 1 hand 
brush, §3.75;— total, $4,8C2. 



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EAGLE HOSE COMPANY, No. 1. 



John H. Morse, Foreman. 

Ebex F. Richabdsox, Asst. Foreman. 



Geo. "W. Johnson, Clerk. 



MEMBERS. 



Names. 
John H. ]\Iorse, 
Eben F. Richardson, 
Creorge W. Johnson, 
Reuben R. Grant, 
Frank W. Blake, 
Charles E. Barrett, 
Frank T. Morse, 
William T. Packard, 
John H. Toof, 
John H. Dauforth, 
J. Warren Gordon, 
Charles H. Sewall, 



Occuj}ations. 
Plumber, 
Machinist, 
Painter, 
Blacksmith, 
Clerk, 
Engineer, 
Carpenter, 
Moulder, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Grocer, 
Teamster, 



Residences. 
Spring street, near Warren. 
Railroad square. 
24 Main street. 
School street, near Main. 
16 Thompson street. 
Main street, near School. 
32 Warren street. 
State street. 
40 Pleasant street. 
22 Spring street. 
7 Rumford street. 
54 Warren street. 



Schedule of Property — Eagle Hose, No. 1. 

One four-wheeled hose-carriage, $700; 1 two-lu)rse pole, $30; 1 hand pole and rope 
reel, $10; 30 feet % inch rope, $2; 12 fire hats, $75; 12 reefing jackets, $90; 14 canvas 
coats, 14 canvas overalls, $140; 2 hand lanterns, $5; 1 axe, $3; 1 iron bar, $2; 2 leather 
hose pipes, 1 Allen's spray and stop nozzle, 1 common nozzle, $45; 2 reducing castings, 
$5; 2 pails, $1 ; 1 sprinkler, $1 ; 2 chamois skins, $1.25; 1 whip, $1.25; 1 horse blanket, 
$5; 2 oil-cans, $1; 2 hydrant wrenches, $4; 2 ladder straps, $2; 4 sets spanners, $6; 4 
spanner belts, $4; 1 broom, .25;— total, $1,133.75. 



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ALERT HOSE COMPANY, No. 2. 



OFFICEUP. 



W.M. E. TrcKEB, Foreman. 

C. C. CuESLEY, Asst. Fareman. 



J. F. Scott, Clerk. 



MEMBERS. 



2\^ames. 
Wm. E. Tucker, 
C. C. Chesley, 
J. F. Scott, 
G. B. Buzzell, 
C. A. Herbert, 
B. F. Tucker, 
B. Billsborough, 
H. Tucker, 
F. K. Favoui-, 
H. H. Proctor, 
W. A. Bean, 
E. H. Dixon, 



Occujmticms. 
Organ-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Farmer, 
Organ-maker, 
Painter, 
Moulder, 
Harness-maker, 
Watchman, 
Organ-maker, 
Organ-maker, 



Hesidences. 
Heni-y street. 
Prince street. 
Franklin street. 
Franklin street. 
State street. 
Maple street, 
Essex street. 
Franklin street. 
Walnut street. 
Walnut street. 
Centre street. 
Maple street. 



Schedule of Property — Alert Hose, Ko. 2. 

Brick house and furniture, §2,500; 1 four-wheel hand hose-can-iage, SGOO ; 12 fire 
suits, S150; 12 fire hats, §75; 6 spanner belts, §9; 12 spanners, §9; 2 blunderbusses and 
nozzles, §40; 1 wrench and shovel, §2.50; 2 hyih'ant wrenches, §4; sponge and chamois 
skin, §1.40; water-pail and dipper, §1 ; dust-brush and broom, §1 ; 13 straps for sirtts, 
etc., §5; feather duster, §4; copper boiler, §8.50; carriage jack, §3.50; 1 axe, SI. 50; 
rubber hose and nozzle, §12.50;— total, §3,427.90. 



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GOOD WILL HOSE COMPANY, No. 3. 



Sterling Colby, Foreman. 
John McNulty, Asst. Foreman. 



J. B. EASTMAN, Clerk. 
B. S. ROLFE, Treasurer, 



Names, 
Sterling Colby, 
Jolin >IeXulty, 
J. B. Eastman, 
B. S. Rolfe, 
W. E. Dow, 
J. F. Bartlett, 
D. J. Rolfe, 
N. A. Duuklee, 
L. N. Farley, 
J. E. Deining, 
jV. G. Carr, 
Albert Clark, 



Occxipat'wns, 

Clerk, 

Machinist, 

Clerk, 

Painter, 

Painter, 

Blacksmith, 

Painter, 

Stable-keeper, 

Tailor, 

Brakeman, 

Jeweller, 

Clerk, 



Residences. 
Main, near School. 
Pleasant street. 
Court street. 
State, corner Thorndike. 
Turnpike street. 
West street. 
State, corner Laurel. 
Fayette street. 
Main street. 
Green, corner Prince. 
Fayette street. 
State, corner Monroe. 



Schedule qf Property— Good Will Hose Company, ]^o. 3, 

Brick house and furniture, §3,000; 1 four-wheel h.aud hose-carriage, S600; 12 fire 
suits, $150; 12 fli-e hats, $75; 6 spanner belts, §9; 12 spanners, $9; 2 blunderbusses and 
nozzles, $40; 2 hydrant wrenches, $4; sponge and chamois skin, $1.40; water-pail 
and dijjper, $1; 1 feather duster, $4; 1 broom and shovel, $2; mop and spittoons, 
$4.50; copper kettle, $8.50 ; 50 feet hand hose, $12.50; caxriage jack, $3.50; screw 
wrench, $1.50;— total, $3,925.90. 



97 



HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, "CITY OF CONCORD. 



A. H. Webster, Forcma». 

X. B. BUKLEIGH, Asst. Foreman, 



Geo. L. Williams, Clerk. 
Ned Suattuck, Stetcard. 



MEMBERS. 



Xmnes. 
S. W. Shattuck, 
N. H. Shattuck, 
A. H. Webster, 
J. L. T. Bro\TO, 
Xed Shattuck, 
John S. Blodgett, 
X. B. Burleigh, 
Philip Plummer, 
Beujamiu Oiiilette, 
Chus. T. Wason, 
Johu R. Smith, 
R. B. Morgan, 
Geo. L. Williams, 
Eugene Spaulding, 
Edwin C. Runnels, 
Frank W. Sargent, 
Herbert L. Shattuck, 
S. W. Emerson, 
Herman Shattuck, 
Chas. A. Wright, 



Occupations, 
Auctioneer, 
Auctioneer, 
Carriage-builder, 
Carriage-builder, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist. 
Mason, 
Stone-cutter, 
Painter, 
Carpenter, 
Teamster, 
Painter, 
Car-builder, 



liesidences. 
State and Walker street. 
Union street. 
Main street. 
Thorndike street. 
Beacon street. 
112 Main street. 
Main street (Brovm's block). 
Spring and Maple street. 
3 Jefferson street. 
Downing street. 
Beacon street. 
Beacon street. 

West street. 

South street. 
Walker street. 
Downing street. 
State and Walker street. 
State and Cross street. 



Schedule of Property— Hool: and Ladder Company, " City of Concord." 

House, .?100; carriage and apparatus, $1,500; 20 fire suits, $250; 20 fire hats, $125;— 
total, §1,975. 



98 



PIONEER ENGINE COMPANY, No. 1. 



Hand Engine, Fisherville. 



OFFICERS. 



RuFUS Cass, Foreman. 

Eli Hanson, Asst. Foreman. 



J. B. Dodge, Clerk. 

K. Ckowtheb, Foreman of Hose. 



MEMBERS. 



Names. 
Kiifiis Cass, 
Eli Hanson, 
J. B. Dodge, 
George W. Corey, 
Robert Crowther, 
Nathan H. Dunbar, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
John H. Moore, 
John W. Powell, 
Henry T. Foote, 
Henry G. Ames, 
J. E. Sanders, 
Horace Holcombe, 
John G. Warner, 
John S. Boutell, 
Hazen Knowlton, 
J. Edwin Marden, 
Charles Abbott, 
Abiel Rolfe, 
Abial W. Rolfe, 
John A. Coburn, 
M. H. Bean, 
E. P. Everett, 
M. H. Fifleld, 
J. B. Goldsmith, 
Daniel Smith, 
J. C. Liuehan, 
John Carter, 
J. S. Crowther, 
H. P. Austin, 
Charles Couch, 
W. H. Moody, 
W. W. Allen, 



Occv,pations . 
Machinist, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Glazier, 
Carpenter, 
Overseer, 
Teamster, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Machinist, 
Moulder, 
Merchant, 
Wood-turner, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Carpenter, 
Wood-turner, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Insurance agent, 
Door, sash, and blind raanuf ., 
Harness-maker, 
Livery and express agent, 
Mechanic, 
Teamster, 
Butcher, 
Butcher, 
Grocer, 

Cabinet-maker, 
Manufacturer, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Teamster, 
Teamster, 
Merchant, 



Residences. 
High street. 
Cross street. 
High street. 
Warren street. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 
Church street. 
Elm street. 
High street. 
Charles street. 
Summer street. 
Washington square. 
Church street. 
Church street. 
Summer street. 
Depot street. 
Summer street. 
Merrimack street. 
Depot street. 
Depot street. 
Summer street. 
Merrimack street. 
Merrimack street. 
High street. 
Washington street. 
Summer street. 
Charles street. 
High street. 
Depot street. 
High street. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 
Main street. 



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MEMBERS— CONTINUKD. 



Names. 
Dana J. Maun, 
D. Warrin Fox, 
I. L. Rogers, 
Henry Kolfe, 
F. G. Chandler, 
Emanuel Sebra, 
W. O. Tucker, 
J. G. Lovejoy, 
George X. Button, 
James Riley, 
Amos O. Mansur, 
Moses RivjTio, 
James Kelley, 
Michael Griffin, 
]\Iichael Corbitt, 
William Walsh, 
Patiick Foley, 



Occupations. 
Cabinet-maker, 
Merchant, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Farmer, 
Teamster, 
Mechanic, 
Sash-maker, 
Manufacturer, 
Carver, 
Clerk, 

Door-maker, 
Carver, 
Flour packer. 
Flour packer, 
Overseer, 
Axle-maker, 



liesidences. 
Merrimack street. 
Elm street. 
Summer street. 
Depot street. 
Depot street. 
Merrimack street. 
High street. 
Merrimack street. 
Main street. 
Charles street. 
Main street. 
Merrimack street. 
Depot street. 
Depot street. 
Centre street. 
High street. 
Centre street. 



Schedule of Property— Pioneer, No. 1. 

Engine house, $700; 1 engine (hand), $800; 2 hose-carriages, $150; 600 feet 2-m. 
leather hose (new), $900 ; 300 feet 2-in. leather hose (old), $100 ; 1 set runners, $5 ; 5 
lanterns, $5; 3 axes, $2; 1 crow-bar, $3; 6 fire jackets, $30; 2 stoves and funnel, $40; 
6 settees, $20 ; 6 chairs, $3 ; 1 oil-can and 4 lamps, $2 ; 1 fire hook and rope, $25 ; 1 sig- 
nal lantern, $2 ; 6 spanners and wrenches, $3 ;— total, $2,690. 

This is a Button machine, playing two powerful and effective streams. The house 
and entire apparatus are in good order. There are five reaervoirs at Fisherville, valued 
at $1,300. 



100 



OLD FORT, No. 2. 

Hand Engine, East Concord. 



orricERS. 



Robert H. Potter, Foreman. 
John N. Hill, Asst. Foreman, 



John E. Frye, Cleric. 



MEMBERB. 



X'ames. 
Hdhert H. Potter, 
John N. Hill, 
John E. Fi-ye, 
Frank P. Emerson, 
Albert H. C. Knowles, 
George W. Moody, 
Frank V. Osgood, 
Ednmnd S. Curtis, 
George H. Curtis, 
Wm. A. Bean, 
Elbridge Emeiy, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Edward R. Noyes, 
Lauren Clougb, 
Josiah C. Cliesley, 
Orra Hodge, 
Job C. Jenne, 
Charles P. White, 
Joseph E. Plumer, 
Geo. W. Lake, 
Franli E. Sleeper, 
Lucius D. Bunnell, 
John M. Smith, 
Harrison Carpenter,' 
Lucius A. Bunnell, 
Ami Dubia, 
Wm. Flanders, 
Wm. P. Curtis, 
Walter T. Lake, 
Joseph S. Austin, 



Occupations. 
Farmer, 
Section man. 
Farmer, 
Carpenter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Carpenter, 
Blacksmith, 
Carpenter, 

Musical instrument maker. 
Brick-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Farmer, 
Brick-maker, 
Station agent. 
Blacksmith, 
Teamster, 
Carpenter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Farmer, 
Farmer, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Hose-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Clerk, 
Farmer, 
Farmer, 
Hose-maker, 



Jlesidences. 
Appleton street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Penacook street. 
Curtisville. 
Portsmouth street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Shaker street. 
Shawmut street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Mill street. 
Clinton street. 
Pembroke street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Eastman street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Portsmouth street . 
Penacook street. 
Curtisville. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 



Schedule of Property— Old Fort, No. 2. 

House, $300; engine and hose-carriage, §500; 371 feet new leather hose, .?500.85; 300 
feet old leather hose, $150; 1 pole, for 2 horses, $16; fire hook and rope, $15; 1 set run- 
ners, $10 ; 6 settees, $24 ; 2 stoves and funnel, $6 ; 2 axes and 1 bar, $3 ; 2 lanterns and 
lamps, $4 ; 2 fii-e suits, $8 ; 6 chau-s and table, $3 ; 4 buckets, $8 ; 2 whiffletrees and 
chains, $2; stand, glass, and brush, $1; 1 shovel, $1; trumpet, $5; 2 hose and ladder 
straps, S3; 2 spanners, $1.50;— total, $1,561.35. 

This is a Hunneman machine. Its hose and other apparatus are in good repair. The 
house is very much out of repair. 



101 



CATARACT ENGINE COMPANY, No. 3. 



Hand Eiif/ine, li'e.tt Concord. 



Patrick Crowley, Foreman. 
John Gay, Asst. Foreman, 
J. M. Grossman, Clerk. 

2famcs. 
Patrick Crowley, 
John Gay, 
J. M. Grossman, 
H arrison Partridge, 
C. r. Richardson, 
Geo. S. Kclluni, 
C. F. Fletcher, 
C. L. Rowe, 
A. G. Abbott, 
H. H. Farnham, 
George Partridge, 
John Madison, 
John F. Kowe, 
Joel Waller, 
C. E. Thornton, 
John Harrington, 
Frank P. Grossman, 
Stephen Abbott, 
Geo. Parmeuter, 
Albridge M. Hoyt, 
J. P. Darling, 
Jeremiah Quinn, 
Michael Jenkins, 
Isaac H. Farnam, 
John Heath, 
Wm. Kent, 
O. A. Downing, 
Frank Thompson, 
Geo. H. Speed, 
Frank Kemp, 



Harrison Partridge, Treasurer. 
C. F. RiCHAKPSON, Steward. 



MEMBEBS. 



Occupationg. 

Qiiarryman. 

Qiiarryman. 

Blacksmith. 

Fanner. 

Finisher. 

Stone-cutter, 

Blacksmith. 

Qiiarryman. 

Quarrymaii- 

armer. 
Kit-maker. 
Quan-yman, 
Quarrymao. 
Teamster. 
Stone-cutter. 
Wool-scourer. 
CJuarrymaiL. 
Farmer. 
Quarryman. 
Blacksmith. 
Kit-maker. 
Spinner. 
Wool-scourer, 
Quarr^yman. 
Quarryman. 
Spinner. 
■Quariyman. 
Mechanic. 
Stone-cutter. 
Clerk. 



Schedule of Property — Cataract, Ko. 3. 

House, §500; engine and hose-carriage, $600 ; 550 feet 2-inch leather hose, $412.50; 
316feet new hose §440.95; 3 hose clamps, $10.50; 1 pole, $16.00; 1 set runners, |110; 3 
axes, 1 crow-bar, §5 ; 2 fire suits, $8 ; 4 buckets and 2 lanterns, $12 ; 1 trumpet, $5 ; 2 stoves 
and funnel, $10; 8 settees, $32; 1 signal lantern, $3; 6 spanners and belts, $5; 1 chain 
and whiffletree, $2; 2 torches, $1 ; 1 monkey-«Tench, S1.25; 3 hydrant wrenches, §6; 3 
reducers, $7.50 ; 1 oil-can, .50 ;— total, $2,088.20. 

This is a Haimcman machine. The house and apparatus are in fair condition. 



102 



SUMMARY OF FIEE DEPARTMENT. 

IN PRECINCT, 

Engineers, 6 

Steamer members, 24 

Hose members, 36 

Hook and Ladder members, 20 

— 86 

WITHOUT PEECINCT. 

Members at Fisherville, 50 

Members at East Concord, 30 

Members at West Concord, 30 

Engineers, 3 

^ - 113 

Total, 199 



SCHEDULE OF CITY PROPERTY— FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine house lot, furniture, and hose, $13,198.00 

Engineer's department, 187.00 

Steamer Gov. Hill, 1,600.80 

Steamer Kearsarge, 4,862.00 

Eagle Hose, No. 1, 1,133.75 

Alert Hose, No. 2, house and furniture, 3,427.90 

Good Will Hose, No. 3, house and furniture, 3,925.90 

Hook and Ladder, No. 1, 1,975.00 

Pioneer, No. 1, Fisherville, including house, 2,790.00 

Old Fort, No. 2, East Concord, including house, 1,561.35 

Cataract, No. 3, West Concord, including house, 2,088.20 

Miscellaneous property, not in use, 363.00 

Reservoirs and pipes attached, 9,125.00 

146,237.90 



103 



PUBLIC. RESERVOIRS. 



Capacity— Ciiltic feet. Value. 

1. Main street, near Abbot, Downing Co.'s, 

2. " near Harvey, Morgan & Co.'s, 

3. " corner of Pleasant street, 

4. " middle front state house yard, 

5. "■ corner of Centre street, 

6. " rear of city hall, 

7. State street, corner of Washington street, 

8. " opposite "Winter street, 

9. " in high school yard, 

10. " corner of Pleasant street, 

11. " near Geo. H. Emery's, 

12. " corner of West street, 

13. South street, corner of Cross street, 

14. " near A. Downing's, 

15. Thompson street, near Geo. W. Crockett's, 

16. Rumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 

17. Orchard street, corner of Pine street, 

18. School street, near J. V. Barron's, 

19. Centre street, corner of Union street, 

20. Gas holder, rear of Main street, 

21. *Sehool street ; well in front of N. White's. 

22. Main street, near Thorndike street, 

23. Franklin street, near Henry street, 

24. Iron pipe to state house reservoir, and to gas- 

holder tank, 

Total, $9,125.00 

* Supplied from reservoir in Union District, high school yard. 



1,000 $300.00 


1,000 


300.00 


*1,500 


500.00 


*1,500 


500.00 


600 


250.00 


2,000 


400.00 


500 


200.00 


500 


200.00 


3,000 


800.00 


1,000 


350.00 


1,000 


300.00 


800 


275.00 


800 


250.00 


1,000 


300.00 


1,100 


300.00 


1,000 


300.00 


4,000 


600.00 


3,500 


500.00 


1,000 


300.00 


44,000 




1,500 


600.00 


1,500 


600.00 


3- 

1,000.00 



104 
FIRE-HYDRANTS. 



STREET. 


LOCATIONS. 


S 


"o 


Main. 


South-west corner Main and Penacook, 
East side Main, near J. B. Walker's, 






n 


West side ]\Iain, opposite Church, 






<l 


Korth-wcst corner jNhiin and Franklin, 






(( 


North-west corner .Alain and "Washington, 






K 


Eilst si(U' j\l;un, opl»>sitc Chajicl, 
North-west corner >Maiii and Court, 






U 


East siilc :Main, opjiositc :Moiitij;omery, 






« 


South-east corner Main and Free Bridge road, 






« 


South-west corner jNIaiu and I'ark, 






(( 


North-west corner ]\lain and Capitol, 






(( 


North-west corner ]\lain and School, 






« 


East side Main, opjiosite ::\Icrrunack block, 






(( 


North-west corner Main and "Warren, 






l( 


gouth-east " Depot, 






« 


North-west " Pleasant, 






(( 


North-east '< Freight, 






« 


North-west " Fayette, 






« 


East side Main, opposite Thonijison, 






« 


North-west corner Main and Cross, 






(( 


Nortli-wcst cm-oer .Alain and Tliorndike, 






(( 


North-west corner IVlain and I'crley, 






« 


East side of iMain, opposite AMiot, Downing Co.'s shop, 






" 


Nortli-west corner INlain and A\'est, 




24 


Turnpike. 


West side Turnpike street, oiijMisite Gas, 




1 


State. 


North-west corner State and I'cnacook, 
«' " " Walker, 






« 


" " " Church, 






« 


" " " Tremont, 






« 


North-east " " Washington, 






« 


South-east " " Downing, 






« 


North-east " " West, 






>( 


North-east " " Turnpike, 






« 


West side State, opposite Court, 






« 


North-west corner State and Maple, 
Nortli-east ccn-ner Slate and Centre, 






« 


East si(h'. State, (vpiiosite state house, 






« 


South-west corner State and Sidiool, 






« 


North-west corner State and Warren, 






(C 


North-west corner State and Pleasant, 






« 


East side State, opposite Wall, 






(C 


North-west corner State and Tliompson, 






u 


South-west corner State and ^Monroe, 






" 


East side State, opposite Laurel, 




19 


Green. 


East side Green, opposite Prince, 
North-west corner South and Fulton, 




1 


Soutli. 








West side South street, opposite jMonroe, 






« 


" " " Laurel, 






« 


" " " Downing, 






<( 


West side South, opposite Wall, 




5 


Spring. 


South-west corner Sprint; and Oak, 
West side Sprint;, opposite Cross, 






u 


AVest side Sprint;, opposite I'crley proposed extension, 




3 


Bradley. 


East side l>ra<UeY, ojiposite lli,t;hlanil. 




1 


"Walnut. 


North-cast corner Walnut and Fraiddin, 








West side Walnut, opposite Beacon, 






<< 


North-west corner Walnut and Washington, 




3 


Church. 


North side Church, opposite Henry, 




1 


Franklin. 


North-west corner Franklin and Jackson, 




1 


Centre. 


North-west corner Centre and Ktnnl'ord, 






'« 


North-west corner Centre and Sprint;, 




o 


Washington. 


South-west corner Washinj;ton and Cnion, 




1 


School. 


North-west corner School and Sprint;, 








" School and Merrimack, 




2 


"Wai-ren. 


" Warren and Kunil'ord, 







10^ 



FIRE-HYDRAXTS — CONTINUED. 




"Warren 



Diuicklce. 

Jackson. 
Pleasaut. 



West. 

Railroad. 

Pino. 

Perley, 

Laurel. 

Tliorndike. 

Cross. 

Faye'tt(\ 

OumaiiipiiK 



North-west corner Warren and Green, 
" " Spring, 

„ , " " Tahanto, 

Soutli-ea.st corner Warren and Liberty, 
South-west corner Warren and .Merriiuack, 
Xorth side Warren, opjidsitc Fruit, 
Xorth-west corner Dnnckle.', opposite West, 
Nortli-Wfst conur .la.kson, o|,posit.' ISeacon, 
South side ricasant. c,pp,,sitc Uniufoi-d, 
North-west .(irn.r riiasant and (ireen, 
Soutli side Pleasant, opi.osite Pine, 
.South side ricasant, opposite Liherty, 
North side M'cst, near .Mills, 
North side West, (ippositr Dakin, 
North-west corner Railroad and Kaih-oad square, 
Soutli-west corner I'inc and Centre, 
Nortli-west corner I'crlcy and (irove, 
Nortli-east corner Laurel and Pierce, 
North-cast corner TlKn-iidike and Grove, 
Soutli side Cross, opposite Jeifersou, 
South sid«- Fayette, ojijiosite Flm, 
lOast side State, at Fosterville, 
West side State, at interseition of Walnut, 

" near city I'a.rni Imildiugs, 

" near j\Ir. Kill)urn's, 

near G. E. Holdeu's, 



Hill's avenue, 
Total, 



PRIVATE HYDRANTS. 



State prison yard. 
Abbot, Downing Co.'s .yard, 
I'age Belting Co.'s yard, 
W. P. Ford & Co., 
Total, 



92 



106 



REGULATION'S 



CONCORD PRECINCT FIRE DEPARTMENT, 



ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS, JANUARY, 1S74. 



Article 1. Any engine or hose company, running out a 
line of hose from a hydrant or steamer, shall be entitled to 
the pipe, although the hose of other companies may be at- 
tached in order to reach the fire; and any company coming 
to a fire, and finding an incomplete line of hose laid out from 
a hydrant or steamer, shall attach to and lengthen out such 
line, in lieu of laying a line of its own. 

Art. 2. When two or more engine or hose companies are 
playing in a continuous line, the pipe shall belong to the com- 
pany attaching to the hydrant or steamer, as provided in the 
foregoing article; but any company furnishing the entire lino, 
and receiving water from a steamer, the pipe shall belong to 
such company so receiving. 

Art. 3. Each engine and hose company shall have equal 
claim to the hydrants ; but it is enjoined upon the engine com- 
panies to draught their own water from a reservoir, wherever 
a suitable one can be found within reasonable distance. 

Art. 4. No company shall take possession of a hydrant or 
reservoir, unless their hose and apparatus for attaching to the 
same are at hand and ready for use. The company which 
shall be thus ready shall be entitled to such hydrant or reser- 



107 



voir; but, upon tho order of an engineer, another company 
may attach a second line of hose from such hydrant or steam- 
er, in case the same may be necessary, — such company having 
first laid its hose, and being ready to attach the same. 

Art. 5. In proceeding to, working at, or returning from 
fires, noisy demonstrations are strictly prohibited, and it is re- 
quired of ofiicers of companies to maintain perfect order and 
decorum in their respective commands during all such service. 

Art. 6. No company, while returning from a fire, Avill be 
allowed to proceed faster than a walk, and at all times to keep 
on the right of the street. Drivers are strictly enjoined, in 
proceeding to a fire, to use the utmost care and caution con- 
sistent with promptness. Eacing between companies is for- 
bidden, under any circumstances. xVny collision or casualty 
occurring to horses or apparatus will be considered a sufficient 
cause for the suspension of the driver in charge at the time. 

Art. 7. The bells will at first ring a general fire alarm ; 
and, when the locality of the fire is known, the number of the 
ward will be struck, and repeated for the space of at least ten 
minutes. 

Art. 8. No member of any company shall leave the city 
without first informing his foreman ; no foreman or assistant 
engineer, without first notifjnng the chief engineer, — in each 
case the party so leaving providing a substitute. 

Art. 9. In case of fire, the foreman first arriving shall be in 
command until the ai'rival of an engineer. 

Art. 10. Any order issued by the chief, or an assistant en- 
gineer, shall be promptly obeyed. 



108 



WATERING THE STREETS. 



The streets have been spnnlded with water the same as last 
year. I have employed the city teams to do the work, covering 
a period of about six months. The Water Commissioners have 
fixed the price for the water at $200 per annum. The collec- 
tions amount to $388.50 for the use of the teams and apparatus. 
It is worth 175 per month for the use of the horses, and at least 
$50 per annum for repairs. To fully compensate the city, an 
additional sum of $115.50 ought to be raised. I submit the ac- 
count of receipts and expenditures for the examination of all 
those who are interested. 

JOHN KIMBALL, 

Jan. 30, 1875. Superintendent of Repairs of Highioays. 



RECEIPTS. 



From persons 
Onslow Stearns, 
J. P. Stickney, 
O. V. & W. H. Pitman, 
C. Thorn & Son, 
J. M. Blake, 
E. G. Fisher, 
J. D. Johnson, 
Geo. Noyes, 
J. E. Clifford, 
E. Kni«:;ht, 
James Moore «fc Sons, 
Gage & Conn, 
W. B. Stearns, 
H. H. Aldrich, 
N. H. Savings Bank, 
J. S. Thompson «& Co., 
Eagle Hotel, 
J. H. Morrill, 
C. J. Dow, 
E. C. Eastman, 
Jane L. Crawfurd, 
Humphrey «& Dodge, 
J. B. Band, 
Prescott Organ Co., 
Shaw & Drew, 
Clarke Brothers, 



on the east side of Main street. 



$10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

'5.00 

'5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 

10.00 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 



Kobinson & Tilton, 

J. T. Sleeper, 

W. K. Day, 

J. W. Little, 

John Jackman, 

Upton & Farley, 

Eagle Bookstore, 

Geo. W. Drew, 

M. B. Critchett, 

M. M. Smith, 

T. W. & J. H. Stewart, 

S. & S. C. Eastman, 

F. Low, 

Wright & Hood, 

W. H. Allison, 

J. C. Kilburn, 

Henry Churchill, 

A. T. Sanger, 

Lawrence & Johnson, 

Wright & Co., 

Cyrus Hill & Son, 

C. M. Towle, 

L. D. Stevens, 

F. B. Underbill, 

H. Strauss, 

J. Y. Mugridge, 



$5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
6.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
6.00 
5.00 
2.00 



109 



S. G. Lane, et al. 

C. S. Eastman, 

Sam. iluttertit'ld, 

iStanlev & Aver, 

E. W.' Woodward & Co., 

K. :Mavc'r,s 

Phcnix Hotel. 

Gust. AValker, 

"Wood worth Bros., 

J. H. Gallinger, 

Cnmmino-s & Younc;, 

Lincoln & Kichardson, 

Ecpubliean Press Association, 

J. E. Teoker, 

N. G. Carr, 

Batchelder & Co., 



•2.00 


R. C. Dan forth. 


$5.00 


5.00 


Carter Bros., 


6.00 


6.00 


1) A. Macurdy, 


5.00 


5.00 


Flanders & Emmons, 


5.00 


0.00 


E. P. Prescott & Co., 


2.00 


5.00 


Lewis Barter, 


L50 


0.00 


Elm House, 


5.00 


6.00 


Geo. H. Capen, 


2.00 


6.00 


Farley Brothers, 


2.00 


2.00 


James R. Hill, 


7.00 


8.00 


L. A. Smith, 


6.00 


6.00 


J. E. D wight, 


3.00 


5.00 


Ford & Kimball, 


5.00 


2.00 


Stephen Webster, 


2.00 


3 00 






5.00 




326.50 



West side of 3fain street. 



Asa Fowler, 
J. H. Abbott, 
J. S. Norris, 
Cummings Bros., 
F. Evans, 
J. F. Hoit & Co., 
Kilburn & Glennon, 
Charles Crow, 
Davis & Morey, 
Bond, Deming & Co., 

C. H. Martin & Co., 
H. C. Sturtevant, 
M. Hubbard, 

Wm. Gilman, 
S. Chenev, 
J. H. Chase, 
Morrill & Silsbv, 
S. F. :\[orrill&Co., 

D. E. Howard, 
Charles P. Moore, 
AVm. Marshall, 
L. H. Carroll, 
State Capital Bank, 
John Knee, 
Frank Marden, 
M. Flanders, 
Stevens & Dunckloe, 
G. H. Adams, 
First National Bank, 



Concord Gas Light., 
Geo. Goodhue, 



$5.00 


Page & Albin, 


S!2.00 


5.00 


C. C. Davis, 


3.00 


7.00 


John Rollins, 


1.00 


5.00 


C. W. Allen, 


1.00 


6.00 


A. P. Sherburne, 


3.00 


6.00 


J. R. Hill & Co., 


8.00 


3.00 


Geo. W. V/adleigh, 


2.00 


3.00 


James Hazelton, 


5.00 


2.00 


A. Leavens, 


6.00 


5.00 


Marshall & Chase, 


2.00 


6.00 


C. L. Cook, 


2.00 


3.00 


Morrill & Danforth, 


3.00 


2.00 


J. H. Pearson, 


2.00 


2.00 


Harris & Co., 


4.00 


2.00 


Underbill & Kittredge, 


3.00 


6.00 


D. L. Guernsey, 


3.00 


5.00 


J. S. Blanchard, 


5.00 


6.00 


Dickinson & Cummings, 


6.00 


2.00 


F. H. Pierce, 


2.00 


2.00 


E. N. Shepard, 


3.00 


6.00 


Sewing Machine Co., 


3.00 


5.00 


Hammond & Ayers, 


5.00 


6.00 


D. B. Jone?, 


5.00 


1.00 


J. M. Jones, 


6.00 


5.00 


E. C. Bailey, 


6.00 


5.00 


Sanborn & Clark, 


2.00 


6.00 


B. W. Sanborn & Co., 


6.00 


6.00 






6.00 




S220.00 


Capita 


I Street. 




§5.00 


I Cheney & Co., 


316.00 


2.00 







S22.00 



110 





/School street. 




John H. Morse, 
Mr. Kussell, 
A. H. AViggin, 
S. Wardner, 
Minot & Co., 


$2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
6.00 


Savings Bank, 
J. B. Coleman, 


$2.00 
2.00 


$15.00 




Warren street. 




C. H. Norton, 
John Kimball, 
Carr & Larkin, 
Shattuck & Co., 
A. ii'oster, 


$5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
3.00 
5.00 


Henry P. Moore, 
J. E. McShane, 
Ordway & Ferrin, 


$2.00 
1.00 
2.00 


$25.00 



KECAPITULATION. 



RECEIPTS. 

East side Main street, 
West side Main street, 
Capital street, 
School street, 
"Warren street, 



$326.50 

220.00 

22.00 

15.00 

25.00 



Total, $608.50 

Amount collected in 1873, 

Being a decrease of 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid Concord Water Works, $200.00 
Paid for collecting, 20.00 

Paid City Treasurer, 388.50 



Total, 



$608.50 

654.00 
$45.50 



Ill 



TRUST FUNDS. 



Walker School Fund. This fund was a legacy of AbialWalker. 
Will dated Jan. 3, 1855. " To the city of Concord aforesaid I give and 
bequeatli one thousand dollars, in trust, to be added to the school fund 
of said city, the interest whereof to be divided in due proportion 
among all the districts in the city at the time the dividend takes place, 
to be paid over to said city in one year after my decease." The 
amount of this fund is $1,000, and consists of cash on hand, $100, 
loaned to Moses Ordway et als on note secured by mortgage, $900. 

Lyon Legacy is from G. Parker Lyon. Will dated Jan. 23, 1865. 
*' I give and bequeath to the city of Concord, in the county of Merri- 
mack, in trust for the increase of the free public library of said city, 
the annual income thereof only to be annually expended in the pur- 
chase of books for said public library, the sum of one thousand dol- 
lars." One precinct note of $1,000, interest 6 per cent, gold, due 1885. 

Pierce Legacy is from Franklin PiERgE, ex-President of the 
United States. Will dated Jan. 22, 1868. " 16th. To the city of Con- 
cord I give and bequeath, in trust for the ' Concord Public Library,' 
one thousand dollars, the interest of said sum to be expended annu- 
ally in the purchase of books, and the principal to remain as a perpetual 
fund for the object indicated." One city bond of $1,000 — due 1885. 

Countess Rumford Legacy is from the Countess of Rumford. 
Will dated Nov. 10, 1852. " To the town of Concord aforesaid, in trust 
for the benefit of the Concord Female Charitable Society, an association 
in said town, two thousand dollars, to be applied to the charitable uses 
and purposes of said society, and under its direction. And in case the 
said town should be incapable of, or decline said trust, then the same is 
given and to be paid over to any two persons whom the executor of 
my will may elect and name to administer said trust." Two bonds of 
$500 each, and one of ^1,000 of city of Concord, payable in 1877. 



INDEX. 



Page 

Appropriations for 1874 43 

Available assets, 41 

County tax, 9 

City paupers, 9 

County paupers, 10 

Committee service, 18 

City property, 40 

City debt, 42 

Claims outstanding, 43 

City farm report, 55 

Cemetery committee 83 

Dog tax, 22 

Expenditures, 7 

Engine house, Warren street, 40 

Finance committee report, 6 

Fire department, 12,87 

Eisherville bridge, 39,67 

Funded debt,..., 42 

Floating debt, 43 

Highways and bridges, 25 

Highways and districts, 27 

Hose carriage houses, 38 

Incidentals, 14 

Land damages, 14 

Liquor agents, ? 79,80 

Marshal, 74 

Non-resident bank tax, 22 

Overseer of the poor, 61 

Police and watch, 19 

Professional services, 22 

Printing and stationery, 22 

Public fibrary, 23,81 

Parsonage fund, 23 

Precinct, 23 

Physician, -. 72 

Poor, overseer ot, 61 

Police justice, 77 

Receipts, 6 

Koads and bridges, 16 

State tax, 9 

Schools, 20 

School-house taxes, 38 

Salaries, 21 

Special appropriations, 38-41 

Sewal's Falls Bridge, 39,69 

Sewers, 24,65 

Solicitor, 78 

Trust funds, Ill 

Valuations, 44 

"Ward six ward house, 38 

"Water commissioner's report, 45 

Water-works, financial statement 53 

Watering the streets, 108