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TPiE TWENTY-SEVENTH 






RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



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FOK THE FISOAI, YEAR EXDIXrt 



JANUARY 31, 1880 



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EATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 



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CONCORD: 

PRINTED BY THH REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 
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THE TWENTY-SEVENTH 



-A.NNUA.L. HEI^ORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CONCORD, 



FOR THE FISCAL TEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 31, 1880 



TOGETHER WITH OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS AND PAPERS RE- 
LATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 




CONCORD: 

PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION( 
1880. 



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MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS. 



City Clerk's Office, 
City of Concord, Feb. 1, 1880. 

To Persons having claims against the City : 

All persons furnishing materials or service for the city, or 
aid to city paupers, should be particular to take the name 
of the person ordering such service, material, or aid, and 
should know that the person is duly authorized to contract 
said liability. 

The city will not be holden for merchandise sold or deliv- 
ered on city pauper account, except on the written order of 
the Overseer of the Poor, and for no longer time than until 
his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. 

Duplicate copies will be required of all bills payable by the 
city, furnished on county pauper account. 

All bills against the city must be approved by the person 
authorizing the charge ; and unless this is done, no action can 
be had upon the bill by the committee on accounts, and no 
order will be given for its payment. 

When bills are certified to as above, and left with the city 
clerk before twelve o'clock of the day of meeting of the Com- 
mittee on Accounts, they will be audited by them, and, if ap- 
proved, be ready for payment on the Wednesday following. 

Meetings of the committee are held on the Thursday next 
preceding the last Saturday of each month, at two o'clock 
p. M., which will occur the present year, Feb. 26, March 25, 
April 22, May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 
28, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Jan. 27, 1881, Feb. 24. . 

J. A. COCHRAN, City Cleric. 



CITY GOVERNMENT, 

CONCORD, N. H., 1879-80. 



MAYOR, 
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ALDERMEN. 

Natlianiel S. Gale.* 
John H. Rolfe.f 

Cyrus R. Robinson. 

Benjamin T. Putney. 

Samuel M. Griffin. 

William H. Buntin. 

Henry W. Clapp. 

Charles E. Thompson. 



J. A. Cochran, Oity Clerk. 

COMMON COUNCILMEN. 

Albert Saltmarsh, President. 

John Carter, Jerome S. Runnels. 
John E. Prye, John B. Sanborn. 
Albert Saltmarsh, Abial C. Abbott. 
Nathaniel H. Shattuck, Prank L. Sanders. 
Henry A. Mann, Prank J. Batchelder, 
Joseph H. Lane, Geo. H. Emery. 
Charles H. Peacock, Jeremiah S. Abbott. 

Lewis L. Mower, Clerk. 



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JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 

On Finance — Tlie Mayor; Alderman Clapp ; Councilmen 
Batchelder and Sanders. 

On Accounts and Claims — Alderman Griffin; Councilmen 
Mann and Lane. 

On Lands and Buildings — Alderman Thompson ; Council- 
men Sanborn and Runnels. 

On Public Instruction — Alderman Robinson ; Councilmen 
Peacock and A. C. Abbott, of Ward 3. 

On Streets and Commons — Alderman Buntin ; Councilmen 
Prye and Lane. 

On Roads and Bridges — Alderman Robinson ; Councilmen 
Carter and Abbott, of Ward 7. 

On Fire Department — Alderman Buntin ; Councilmen Em- 
ery and Mann. 

On Lighting Streets — Alderman Clapp ; Councilmen Em- 
ery and Sliattuck. 

On City Farm — Alderman Putney ; Councilmen Shattuck 
and Batchelder. 

On Cemeteries — Alderman Rolfe; Councilmen Runnels and 
Abbott, of Ward 7. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 

On Flections and Returns — Alderman Buntin. 
On Engrossed Ordinances — Alderman Putney. 
On Bills on Second Reading — Alderman Rolfe. 
On Police aiid Licenses — Alderman Buntin. 
On Sewers and Brains — The Mayor ; Aldermen Clapp and 
Griffin. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN COMMON COUNCIL. 

On Flections and Returns — Councilmen Abbott, of Ward 3, 
and Sanders. 

On Bills on Second Reading — Councilmen Sanborn and 
Carter. 

On Engrossed Ordinances — Councilmen Batchelder and 
Peacock. 

CITY OFFICERS. 

Commissioner of Highways — Horace A. Brown. 



City Clerk — J. A. Cochran. Office in City Hall building, 
south entrance ; house, 6 Green street. 

City Messenger — R. P. Sanborn. 

City Treasurer — Wm. F. Thayer. Office, First National 
Bank, Main street. 

Collector of Taxes — Charles T. Huntoon. Office, Brown's 
block, Warren street, up stairs. 

Police Justice — Sylvester Dana. 

Special Police Justice — Luther S. Morrill. 

Clerk of Police Court — R. P. Staniels. 

City Solicitor — Charles P. Sanborn. Office, Sanborn's 
block, corner Main and Capitol streets, up stairs. 

City Marshal — John Connell. Office, corner Main and 
Warren streets, up stairs. 

Assistant Marshal — John Chadwick, Fisherville. 

Police Officers—John Connell, James E. Rand, Charles H. 
Jones, Jacob E. Hutchins, James M. Jones, John Chad- 
wick, Harrison Partridge. 

IVif/ht Watch — James E. Rand, Charles H. Jones, Edgar 
A. F. Hammond. 

Health Officers — John Connell, Dr. Geo. Cook, and Dr. 
A. E. Emery. 

City Physician — Dr. Geo. Cook. Office, Cyrus Hill block. 

Assistant City Physician — Dr. A. E. Emery. 

Overseer of the Poor for Way-ds 3, 4^ ^■, ^i ^^^ "^ — J- '^• 
Cochran. Wardl—Jo\\\\ H. Rolfe. TTart?^— Cyrus R. Rob- 
inson. 

Superintendent of Poor Farm — Lucius L. Farwell. 

Assessors — Cyrus .Runnels, Wm. A. Bean, Harrison Part- 
ridge, Charles Woodman, Curtis White, George S. Dennett, 
Jonathan B. Weeks. 

Board of Water Commissioners — John Kimball, President, 
term expires March 31, 1880; Wm. M. Ciiase, term expires 
March 31, 1880 ; Samuel S. Kimltall, term expires March 31, 
1882; Luther P. Durgin, term expires March 31, 1882; 
James L. Mason, term expires March 31, 1881 ; James R. 
Hill, term expires March 31, 1881; Horace A. Brown, ex- 
offioio. Wm, M. Chase, Clerk. V. C. Hastings, Superin- 
tendent. Office, White's Block. 

Engineers of the Fire Department — Chief Engineer, James 
N. Lauder ; Assistant Engineers, N. H. Haskell, C. M. Lang, 
William D. Ladd, D. B. Newhall, Joseph S. Merrill, Geo. 
W. Corey, Cyrus R. Robinson, Wyman W. Holden. 



Steward of Central Fire Station — Eben F. Richardson. 

Board of Education Union School District — Elislia Adams, 
Oliver Pillsbury, Warren Clark, Henry J. Crippen, Ai B. 
Tiiompson, P. B. Cogswell, Charles P. Sanborn, John H. 
George, Everett L. Conger. 

Superintending School Committee for Wards i, 2, 3, and 7 — 
Abial Rolfe, Wm. K. Bartlett, Wm. W. Flint. 

Trustees of the Public Library — Ward 1, Rev. A. W. Fiske ; 
Ward 2, Jose()]i T. Clough ; Ward 3, Rev. J. W. Colwell ; 
Ward 4, Rev. F. D. Ayer ; Ward 5, George E. Jenks ; Ward 
6, Chas. 0. Lund; Ward 7, Jeremiah S. Noyes; Librarian, 
F. S. Crawford. 

Old and Blossom Hill Cemetery Committee — James H. 
Chase, Charles Woodman, Charles C. Lund. 

Fisherville Woodlawn Cemetery Committee — Charles C. Bean, 
John A. Coburn, John G. Warren. 

East Concord Cemetery Committee — John E. Frye, Joseph 
E. Plumer, John T. Batchelder. 

West Concord Cemetery Committee — Timothy Carter, Omar 
L. vShepard, Benj. T. Putney. 

Millville Cemetery Comynittee — Benj. F. Goodwin, Geo. W. 
Chesley, Isaac N. Abbott. 

Undertakers — For Old and Blossom Hill Cemeteries, Chas. 
Crow and W. J. Fernald ; Ward 1, Fisherville, John A. Co- 
burn ; Ward 2, East Concord, Joseph E. Plumer ; Ward 3, 
West Concord, James M. Grossman; Millville Cemetery, 
Daniel B. Smith; Horse Hdl Cemetery, Robert B. Hoit ; 
Soucook Cemetery, Frank A. Carter. 



REPORT 



CITY THE^SUHEH. 



The City Treasurer respectfully submits his annual report 
of receipts and expenditures : 



RECEIPTS, 

Cash on hand Feb. 1, 1879, $9,360.77 

Charles T. Huntoon, collector, taxes, 

1876, 500.00 
Charles T. Huntoon, collector, taxes, 

1878, 14,500.00 

C. F. Stewart, dog licenses, 68.00 

Luther S. Morrill, police court, 3.00 

H. A. Brown, roads and bridges, 314.30 

John Ciiadwick, licenses, 5.00 

Whittemore & Kimball, incidentals, 50.00 

Merrimack county paupers, 8,881.91 
State of New Hampshire, insurance 

tax, $1.87 
State of New Hampshire, railroad 

tax, 19,581.96 
State of New Hampshire, savings 

bank tax. 11,844.26 
State of New Hampshire, literary 

fund, 834.35 
Charles T. Huntoon, collector, taxes, 

1877, 2.500.00 



Charles T. Huntoon, collector, inter 


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est, 1877, 


1500.00 


Charles T. Huntoon, collector, taxes 


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1878, 


18,500.00 


Charles T. Huntoon, collector, inter 


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est, 


1,000.00 


Charles T. Huntoon, collector, 125,000.00 


Sundry persons borrowed money, 


30,000.00 


C. F. Stewart, dog tax. 


50.00 


C. F. Stewart, city paupers, 


23.60 


W. K. Bartlett, dog tax, 


13.00 


J. A. Cochran, " 


5.00 


J. A. Cochran, dog licenses, 


142.00 


J. A. Cochran, city paupers. 


2.75 


Town of Goffstown, city paupers, 


120.02 


Town of Weare, " 


122.43 


Merrimack county, 


13.45 


" incidentals. 


15.12 


Licenses, 


220.00 


H. A. Brown, city farm. 


275.35 


" sewers. 


21.00 


" roads and bridges. 


117.50 


" highways. 


870.82 


" incidentals. 


487.68 


" fire department, 


227.50 


Sylvester Dana, police court. 


489.57 


Putney & Nutting, stone quarries, 


76.01 


Crowley & Quinn, " 


49.95 


R. P. Sanborn, incidentals. 


16.84 


Connell & Savory, rents. 


75.00 


Free Will Baptist Society, interest. 


12.00 


Interest on Walker legacy. 


60.00 




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EXPENDITURES 


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Bonds paid. 


$3,000.00 


City paupers, 


385.47 


County paupers. 


217.42 


Committee service, 


780.00 


City farm, 


184.07 


Dog tax. 


12.00 


Fire department, 


230.20 


Incidentals, 


275.91 



Notes paid, $4,000.00 

Interest paid, 2,265.83 

Police and watcli, 1,169.48 

Precinct, 619.50 

Public library, 225.00 

Roads and bridges, 3.56 

Salaries, 1,349.01 

Commissioner of highways, 823.37 

Sewers, 20.00 

Bonds paid, 9,000.00 

Bounty on foxes and hawks, 25.50 

City paupers, 1,974.42 

County paupers, 3,169.06 

County tax, 29,573.73 

Committee service, 75.00 

Commissioners of highways, 23,359.50 

Dog tax, 95.50 

Decoration day, 160.00 

Fire department, 8,202.67 

Pair horses, 600.00 

Incidentals, 2,230.66 

Interest paid, 10,015.93 

Notes paid, 41,000.00 

Police and watch, 3,955.73 

Printing and stationery, 874.87 

Precinct, 10,144.94 

Public library, 1,075.00 

Professional services, 400.00 

Salaries, 3,725.20 

School-house tax, 9,841.39 

Schools, 17,533.66 

State tax, 22,200.00 

Sewers, 1,582.87 

$216,376.45 

Cash on hand Feb. 2, 1880, 25,575.56 

Respectfully submitted. 



$241,952.01 
W. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 



We hereby certify that we have examined the books of the 
City Treasurer, and those of the City Clerk, and find all the 



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payments tlierein recorded properly authenticated by appro- 
priate vouchers, and the several items correctly cast ; and 
the casli balance in the hands of the treasurer is twenty-five 
thousand five hundred and seventy-five dollars and fifty-six 
cents (125,575.56). 

HORACE A. BROWN, Mayor, 

H. W. CLAPP, 

F. J. BATCHELDER, 

F. L. SANDERS, 

Committee on Firiance. 



DETAILED STATEMENT 

OF 

EXPE:isri:>iTXJiiES 

OF THE 

CITY OF CONCORD FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING JANUAEY 31, 1880. 



State tax paid State Treasurer, $22,200.00 

County tax paid County Treasurer, 29,573.73 

PAUPER ACCOUNT. 

Unexpended balance for 1878, $425.00 

Appropriation for 1879, 3,000.00 

Cash received of the town of Weare, 122.43 

Goffstown, 120.02 
" for wood, 2.75 

" of the County of Merrimack, 3,001.63 



CITY PAUPERS. 

Paid as follows : 

John Harrington, bill of 1878, $28.53 

Clara L. Hutchins, " " 26.00 

Nancy W. Gillinoham, 10.00 

Mrs. Patrick Donohoe, 10.00 

J. Everett Hutchins, 5.00 

Town of Springfield, 75.95 



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Mrs. Harvey L. Chandler, 16.00 

Mrs. James N. Sullivan, 5.00 

Morris Lamprey, 10.00 

A. M. Sharpies, 8.00 

N. K. Emery, 3.00 

M. E. Ciough & Co., 39.19 

E. D. Clough & Co., 5.00 

Mrs. J. N. Sullivan, 5.00 

N. H. Asylum, 609.26 

Dr. George Cook, 7.00 

I. M. Savage, 11.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 24.00 

Geo. S. Locke & Co., 78.90 

A. M. Follett, 44.15 

City Water Works, 6.00 

Timothy E. Hoit, 19.50 

Dr. H. Kniglit, 6.25 

Mrs. John F. Burke, 9.00 

Mrs. Sarah Cliandler, 3.00 

Mrs. J. N. Sullivan, 5.00 

Franklin Low, 8.00 

E. D. Clough & Co., 3.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 20.00 

J. P. Sanders & Son, 17.00 

State Reform School, 19.50 

Town of Canaan, 16.00 

Daniel S. Holt, 15.00 

H. A. Brown, 6.90 

R. P. Sanborn, .25 

I. M. Savage, 7.50 

G. S. Locke, 12.38 

Dr. George Cook, 40.00 

Mrs. Patrick Donohoe, 10.00 

Mrs. James N. Sullivan, 10.00 

John C. Linehan, 13.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 20.00 

Currier & Larkin, 31.28 

Lyman Merrill, 25.50 

Timothy E. Hoit, 19.50 

Mrs. John F. Burke, 9.00 

State Reform School, 19.50 

Dr. H. Knight, 6.00 

A. M. Follett, 26.28 



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Alvali Stevens, S25.82 

Hattie E. Bodwell, 3.00 

J. Everett Hutcliins, 5.00 

Mrs. Patrick Oonohoe, 10.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 3.00 

M. E. Clough & Co., 2.50 

Currier & Larkin, 3-75 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 16.00 

Currier & Larkin, 15.18 

A. M. Follett, 16.00 

Mrs. James N. Sullivan, 15.00 

Clarke & Marden, 1.50 

Mrs. Patrick Donolioe, 10.00 

J. P. Sanders & Son, 8.70 

Dr. A. E. Emery, 15.00 

Dr. George Cook, 3.00 

Aaron Lamprey, 3.00 

Francis Holmes, 9.00 

Timothy E. Hoit, 19.50 

State Reform School, 19.50 

Mrs. Hamilton, 9.00 

Charles Quimby, Jr., 2.00 

Jolin C. Linehan, 18.00 

Patrick Donovan, 10.00 

Franklin Doyne, 4.00 

A. M. Follett, 29.00 

Dr. Geo. Cook, 45.50 

Mrs. J. N. Sullivan, • 15.00 

Mrs. Samuel Abbott, 17.00 

Timothy E. Hoit, 19.50 

Dr. A. E. Emery, 8.00 

A. & G. A. Foster, 1.00 

A. M. Follett, 10.00 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., 10.00 

John C. Linehan, 9.00 

Charles Crow, 8.00 

I. M. Savage, 2.50 

S. E. Hamilton, 9.00 

E. D. Clough & Co., 12.00 

State Reform Sciiool, 19.50 

Geo. B. Wiiittredge, 24.00 

E. A. Morgan, 10.61 

Locke & Co., 11.00 



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Currier & Larkin, $39.73 

Stuart & Fowler, 370.78 

Dr. Geo. Cook, 9.00 

Franklin Doyne, 4.00 

J. A. Cochran, 13.00 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Paid as follows : 
Charles Crow, |;29.50 

Waldo S. Dodge, 14.67 

G. S. Locke & Co., 4.00 

Stephen F. Cilley, 5.00 

A. C. Carter, 19.50 

Honora Noland, 12.00 

Geo. W. Perry, 5.00 

Mrs. Daniel Blackstone, 6.00 

Charles F. Guild, 18.00 

E. A. Morgan, 4.50 

Moses M. Quimby, ■ 2.00 

Mrs. Richard Cooper, 16.00 

I. M. Savage, 6.00 

C. C. Webster & Co., 8.00 

John McNeil, 6.00 

Dr. H. Knight, 6.75 

Moses M. Quimby, 2.00 

E. D. Clough & Co., 11.00 

P. Gahagan, 13.50 

G. W. Perrv, 5.00 

J. L. Mason, 13.50 

A. M. Follett, 12.71 

City Water Works, 3.00 

Frank A. Abbott, 6.35 

J. C. Linehan, 66.00 

S. L. French, 13.17 

Warren & Bean, 12.00 

Charles Dudley, 26.00 

Dennis Sullivan, 18.00 

James H. Eastman, 19.50 

Anna Holland, 13.00 

Nancy Pearson, 19.50 

C. C.' Webster & Co., 17.50 



$2,359.89 



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M. E. Clough, $3.00 

A. C. Carter, 19-50 

Mrs. Geo. F. Hill, 3.25 

Mrs. R. Cooper, 18.00 

E. A. Morgan, 3.00 

G. W. Perry, 5.00 

Eastman & Shepard, 19.50 

Dr. George Cook, 31.00 

L. L. Farwell, 275.35 

E. D. Clough & Co., 10.00 

Dr. H. Knight, 20.00 

Honora Noland, 12.00 

Dennis Sullivan, 6.00 

C. P. Guild, 18.00 

C. P. Virgin, 20.00 

Waldo S. Dodge, 16.00 

R. P. Sanborn, 1.50 

A. & G. A. Foster, 4.00 

C. C. Webster, 6.00 

S. L. French, 14.07 

Brown & Foote, 25.00 

P. Gahagan, 13.50 

Dr. Georee Cook, 35.00 

H. A. Brown, 27.83 

W. H. Pitman, 31.00 

Eastman & Shepard, 11.99 

Kate Bresnahan, 6.00 

J. L. Mason, 13.50 

A. M. Follett, 6.00 

N. C. Hunt, 8.25 

Lyman Merrill, 5.00 

Mrs. Nancy Pearson, 19.50 

J. C. Linehan, 28.00 

C. E. Ballard, 44.50 

Currier & Larkin, 40.75 

C. C. Webster & Co., 12.00 

G. B. Whittredge, 10.00 

Mrs. R. Cooper, 16.00 

J. H. Eastman, 13.00 

A. C. Carter, 19-50 

Charles Dudley, 26.00 

Anna Holland, 13.00 

Nancy J. Guild, 8.00 



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H. A. Brown, |2.43 

L. L. Farwell, 93.04 

Wanen & Bean, 9.00 

C. C. Webster & Co., 9.00 

J. B. Curtis, 39.00 

I. F. Ferrin, 20.00 

S. K. Little, 34.00 

S. L. French, 16.03 

Honora Noland, 12.00 

C. F. Guild, 18.00 

Mrs. R. Cooper, 16.00 

M. E. Clough & Co., 5.50 

C. C. Webster & Co., 13.50 

Dr. George Cook, 49.50 

Dennis Sullivan, 24.00 

W. H. Weeks, 4.50 

Kate Bresnalian, 6.00 

Kirk W. Dodge, 4.55 

Charles P. Virgin, 20.00 

J. A. Cobnrn, 12.00 

Eben Fellows, 18.00 

W. W. Fletcher, 2.00 

Elm House, 2.00 

Dr. Timothy Haynes, 100.00 

C. C. Webster & Co., 9.00 

Underinll & Kittredge, 25.80 

R. Foster, 18.00 

Sanborn & Carter, 12.00 

J. L. Mason, 13.50 

J. H. Eastman, 13.00 

Charles Dudley, 26.00 

Abial Stevens, 3.00 

Nancy Pearson, 19.50 

G. W. Perry, 5.00 

A. C. Carter, 19.50 

L. L. Farwell, 276.03 

Anna Holland, 13.00 

Mrs. R. Cooper, 16.00 

Kirk W. Dodge, 18.00 

E. A. Morgan, 3.50 

Mrs. Walker, 4.50 

Mrs. Dow, 22.50 

Mrs. C. Jacobs, 4.00 



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Jolin C. Linehan, ^6.00 

Honora Noland, 12.00 

J. A. Cochran, 6.00 

Brown & Fuote, 18.00 

D. A. Brown, 7.25 
Dr. A. E. Emery, 6.00 
S. L. French, 26.00 
Ehn House, 9.25 
C. C. Webster & Co., . 6.00 
G. W. Perry, 5.00 
C. F. Guild, 18.00 

E. A. Morgan, 3.50 
Eben Fello'vvs, 11.00 
John Chadwick, 1.63 
C. C. Webster & Co., 7.50 
Evans & Gale, 10.05 
Thurber & Hastings, 8.00 
Dr. A. E. Emery, 25.00 
Dr. George Cook, 68.00 
R. B. Hoit, 2.50 
L. A. Abbott, 16.00 
Clarke & Harden, 1.50 
G. W. Perry, 5.00 
Kate Bresnahan, 6.00 
Mrs. R. Cooper, 16.00 
Kilburn & Young, 1.00 
Hannah Doyle, 4.00 
Albert Arlin, 5.00 
Nancy D. Gile, 19.50 
John B. Curtis, -39.00 
W. P. Underhill & Co., 1.15 
J. A. Cochran, 1.70 
M. E. Clough & Co., 7.50 
E. D. Clough & Co., 5.00 
Locke & Co., 6.00 
J. F. Hoit, 6.00 
I. M. Savage, 8.00 
H. C. Stnrtevant, 2.00 
G. B. Whittredgo, 5.00 
E. A. Morgan, 3.00 
Dr. A. E. Emery, 13.00 
L. A. Abbott, 10.00 
W. J. Fernald, 8.00 

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J. L. Mason, 113.50 

J. H. Eastman, 13.00 

S. L. Prencli, 26.73 

A. A. Currier, 14.00 

Uiiderhill & Kittredge, 11.70 

R. Foster, 13.50 

C. C. Webster & Co., 30.00 

J. C. Lincliaii, 18.00 

Chas. Crow, • 30.00 

Wood worth, Dodge & Co., 49.00 

Franklin Evans, 57.00 

Brown & Foote, 21.00 

A. M. Folleft, 16.00 

Sanborn & Carter, 18.50 

E. B. Craddock, 6.00 

Chas. Dudley, 26.00 

Kirk W. Dodge, 10.50 

Dr. George Cook, 36.50 

Nancy Pearson, 19.50 

C. E. Ballard, 4.00 

Lyman Merrill, 3.00 

A. A. Currier, 2.00 

P. H. Larkin, 6.00 

Wcodworth, Dodge & Co., 13.00 

C. P. Virgin, 20.00 

G. W. Perry, 5.00 

J. A. Coburn, 12.00 



Amount for county paupers, $3,386.48 

" city paupers, 2,359.89 



i,746.37 



Balance unexpended, $925.46 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Balance unexpended, 1878, $393.89 

Appropiiafioii for 1879, 7,000.00 

Cash lor span of horses sold, 217.50 

" hose sold, 10.00 

Transferred from account of incidental 

and land damage, 811.48 

$8,432.87 



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Paid as follows : 

D. W. Long, ^3.50 
Eanlet & Prescott, -63 
S. Colby & Co., 6.80 

E. F. Richardson, 13.00 
R. 0. Wright, 16.50 
Lewis A. Wright, 540.00 
Chas. H. Norton & Son, 106.00 
Geo. S. Locke & Co., 50.00 
Concord Gas-Light Co., 51.84 
Geo. W. Corev, 4.73 

D. Arthur Brown & Co., 5.88 
M. Critchett & Sons, 79.16 
A. P. Cate, 4.15 
Northern Railroad, 2.63 
City Water- Works, 29.50 

E. F. Richardson, 600.00 
M. E. Clough, 15.00 
Hannaford & Lewis, 2.00 
H. T. Dickerman, 8.00 
R. 0. Wright, 18.25 
C. T. Huntoon, 37.00 
Fred Newman, 34.18 
Jonathan Kendall, 5.00 
Charles H. Currier, Jr., 6.18 
Concord Gas-Light Co., 28.08 
George Goodhue, .70 
Northern Railroad, 6.21 
C. R. Robinson, 24.60 
Ranlet & Prescott, 6.50 
James R. Hill & Co., 8.20 
Northern Railroad, 13.01 
Charles T. Huntoon, 2,132.00 
C. H. Norton & Son. 14.50 
Gust Walker, 15.70 
UnderhiU & Kittredge, 26.56 
Stevens & Duncklee, 25.24 
T. W. Murray, 3.35 
Flanders, White & Houston, 22.98 
Lewis A. Wright, 13.00 
K. J. Goodhue, 13.00 
Partridge & Grossman, 4.50 
Harrison Carpenter, 7.50 



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E. Saltmarsh, S18.00 

W. R. Carter, 16.50 

M.T.Hayes, 7.50 

E. E. Rolfe, 1T.82 

E. H. Rmiuels, 10.50 

C. H. Wheeler, 1-00 

Jolni A. White, 1-73 

Abbot-Downing Co.. 6.75 

Patrick MeGlaflin, 2.00 

E. B. Hutchinson, 6.70 

Ford & Kimball, 9-S7 

Dennis Donovan, 1-00 

.80 
8.00 



H. W. Clapp, 
H. M. Ray & Co., 

H. A. Mann, 5.60 

E. B. Hutchinson, 76.31 

Stevens & Duncklee, 24.29 

W. M. Darrah, 12.92 

C. H. Martin & Co., 19.23 

Connell & Savory, 19.91 

Nahum Robinson, 102.07 

A. & G. A. Foster, 10.00 

H. S. Hamilton, 40.00 

Chas. P. Shepard, 140.00 

True Osgood, 11-66 

C. H Norton & Son, 40.00 

City Water Works, 32.50 

J. H. Ciiase, 22.75 

Samuel Eastman, 5.00 

Northern R. R., 4.10 

Chas. A. Herbert, 2.50 

W. H. Kenney, 38.50 

Samuel Eastman & Co., 16.55 

Samuel Eastman & Co., 735.90 

Geo. W. Corey, 16-35 

0. J. Fifield, 2.50 
Evans & Gale, 3.97 

1. P. Durgin, 3.50 
Ranlet & Prescott, 120.33 
Geo. H. Wright, 40.00 
Concord Railroad, 4.68 
Northern Railroad, 7.42 
U. S. & C. Express Co., -60 



21 



A. Evans, 


$2.50 


J. N. Lander, 


.83 


Fold & Kimball, 


4.91 


Underbill & Kittredge, 


8.60 


Geo. H. Heatb, 


10.00 


Bangor Ladder Ext. Co., 


9.75 


Geo. Goodhue, 


11.74 


Flanders, White & Houston, 


15.40 


Stevens & Duncklee, 


37.16 


Samuel Eastman, 


18.50 


E. D. Green & Co., 


5.00 


Concord Gas-Light Co., 


49.14 


M. Critcbett & Sons, 


100.75 


W. G. Sbaw, 


10.00 


Ford & Kimball, 


4.70 


Noi-thern Railroad, 


9.78 


Northern Railroad, 


5.17 


C. H. Martin & Co., 


4.10 


Favor & Crocker, 


14.45 


Abbot-Downing Co., 


24.00 


Gilman Tuttle^ 


58.00 


B. Billsl)orougii, 


30.19 


E. B. Hutchinson, 


13.67 


Ranlet & Prescott, 


11.00 


Geo. W. Corev, 


16.00 


Chas. T. Huntoon, 


2,260.76 


J. E. McShane, 


25.50 


INCIDENTALS AND 


LAND DAM AG 


Appropriation for 1879, 


15,000.00 


Paid as follows : 




J. P. Bancroft, bill of 1878, 


3.75 


L. Eastman, " 


1.00 


F. A. Stillings, 


6.00 


W. G. Carter, 


.50 


Stanley & Ayer, " 


62.00 


M. W. Russell, " 


5.00 


John Connell, 


37.65 


S. C. Morrill, 


10.25 


Geo. Cook, 


12.00 



5,432.87 



22 



Henry Churchill. $22.00 

John T. Tenney, 6.00 

Wm. K. Bartlett, 14.00 

Chas. H. Johnson, 4.00 

Geo. W. Abbott, 40.00 

Geo. S. Locke & Co., 7.50 

Jolin McCawley, 1-50 

Norris A. Dunklee, 14.00 

P. A. Abbott, 26.00 

J. W. Colwell, 10.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 44.01 

John E. Rines, 7.00 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith. .70 

Morrill & Danforth, 60.00 

City Water-Works, 10.00 

Samuel C. Eastman, 8.56 

Chas. P. Sanborn, 52.82 

Cyrus Runnels, 3.00 

R. P. Sanborn, 55.80 

Cyrus R. Robinson, 35.00 

W. K. Bartlett, 36.00 

R. C. Danforth, 47.86 

Dr. T. Haynes, 18.00 

Mrs. M. N. Robinson, 200.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 44.28 

G. W. Wilson, .75 

J. Galloway, 2.00 

Geo. E. Minot, 6.45 

Geo. Goodhue, 8.75 

R. P. Sanborn, 18.88 

H. A. Brown, 10.00 

Inauguration Committee. 28.63 

Dr. Harvey Knight. 4.50 

W. K. Bartlett. 26.00 

L C. Boyce, 75.00 

Willie F. Locke, 10-00 

John Cheney, 76.00 

Dr. H. Knight, -50 

Abbot-Downing Co., 350.00 

Putney & Nutting, 23.01 

C. F. Stewart, 4.73 

Thompson, Rowell & Co., 80.30 

Geo. F. Whittredge, 29.00 



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C. H. Clough, $5.00 

C. F. Stewart, 15.00 

City Water-Works, 13.00 

B. F. Gale, 22.00 

H. A. Brown, 150.00 

Putney & Nutting, 60.00 

J. A, Bfown, settling Gage suit, 2.25 

R. P. Sanborn, 40.70 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 3.06 

J. B. Sanborn, 65.45 

Flanders, Wliite & Houston, 9.67 

Concord Gas-Liglit Co., 31.86 

Staniels, Allison & Co., 61.25 

L. W. Bean, 1.50 

S. G. Chase, 1.50 

W. H. H. Patch, 1.50 

Greenough & Co., 4.50 

Timothy Haynes, 7.50 

G. P. Conn, 8.50 

S. C. Morrill, 18.25 

E. Morrill, 7.25 
J. P. Bancroft, 5.50 
J. H. Gallinger, 7.50 

F. A. Stillings, 9.75 

A. H. Crosby, 5.00 

B. S. Warren, 4.00 

C. I. Lane, 6.00 
Geo. Cook, 7.50 
J. C. W. Moore, 1.25 
A. E. Emerv, 1.75 
C. C. Toplitf, 1.25 
H. G. Mclntire, 1.00 
A. H. Robinson, .75 
W. H. Hosmer, 2.25 
J. E. Wallace, 3.00 
A. R. Dearborn, .50 
N. T. Clark, .50 
C. H. Fernald, .50 
S. M. Emery, 2.25 
E. E. Graves, 1.00 
J. W. Barney, .25 
Mrs. Katie Speed, 1.00 
E. W. Abbott, ,25 



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J. P. Nutter, 
Daniel Crowley, 
J. H. Lane, 
L. Jackman & Co., 
Artlmi- Colton, 
H. W. Clapp, 
J. A. Cecil ran, 
D. 0. Smith, 
W. C. Elkins & Co., 
W. B. Stearns, 
Samuel Eastman, 
S. C. Sanders, 
H. B. Sanders, 

A. G. Rice, 
H. A. Brown, 
Staniels, Allison & Co., 
R. P. Sanborn, 
Locke & Co., 

B. F. Varney, 

C. E. Ballard, 

C. F. Batchelder, 
Stanley & Ayer, 

Transferred to Fire Department, 
" Roads and Bridges, 



$0.25 

3.00 

1.50 

12.50 

1.50 

9.40 

6.06 

4.70 

1.15 

.74 

1.00 

6.00 

1.00 

48.00 

10.85 

25.00 

30.75 

46.50 

10.50 

.15 

2.35 

52.00 



'12,506.57 

811.48 

1,681.95 

15,000.00 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 

The undersigned herewith presents a statement of receipts 
and expenditures for the year ending Feb. 1, 1880. 

Immediately upon the opening of spring followed one of 
the heaviest rainfalls ever known at that season of the year, 
doing much damage, which, added to the effects of the great 
freshet of tlie preceding December, left the highways through- 
out the town in very bad condition. Thorough repairs were 
attempted, and, we think, in general, accomplished. 

The cost of granite paving, given near the close of the 
expenditure account, is for the blocks at the quarries. The 
cost of teaming the same to Main street was about 14 per 



25 

thousand, to which must be added the expense of preparing 
for and setthig the same. 

The cost of widening and straightening tlie highway in 
East Concord village, done by vole of the Board of Mayor 
and Aldermen, and other expense made necessary thereby, 
will exceed considerably the sum given at the close of this 
report. About sixty feet of drain, constructed of 12-inch 
Akron pipe, with the necessary wells and gratings, together 
with land damage, and cost of 300 feet of railing, will make 
the entire expense of this work $1,400, or thereabouts. 
Nearly 3,000 yards of grade has been used in making the fill 
at that point. 

The city teams were used during the summer in sprinkling 
the streets, which otherwise would have been employed on 
the highways. The balance of money subscribed for that 
purpose, after paying for the water used, has been paid into 
the general treasury of the city. This balance, with sums 
collected, and others still due from individuals for one half 
cost of edgestone and concrete, and some other items found 
in account of receipts, will materially lessen the amount 
overdrawn as shown in expenditure account. 

HORACE A. BROWN, 

Commissioner of Highways. 

The Commissioner charges himself as follows : 

From account of 1878, ^66.48 

For sprinkling streets, season of 1878, 314.30 
Appropriation for 1879, 20,000.00 
Cash of Rufus Virgin, for watering- 

trougli, 5.00 

Calvin Tiioi'u, street-cleanings, 4.00 

J. H. Lamprey, stable manure, 41.00 

B. T. Putney,' labor, 10.00 

John Hutchins, land in East Concord, 225.00 

J. C. Blake, gravel-lot, 50.00 

G. S. Locke <fe Co., street-cleanings, 22.50 

Malcolm Beaton, coal, 2.00 

Freeman Burns, rent, 17.50 



26 



Ladies' Society, East Concord, sale of 

ward-house, $160 

Freeman Burns, old plank, 

M. H, Johnson, use of derrick, 40, 

" old hridge timber, 4, 

" use of chains and iron bars, 6. 

H. W. Clapp, sprinkling streets, season 

1879, 700, 

B. F. Varney, for fat hog, 24, 

Wm. H. Webster, old cart, 30, 

Geo. W. Cliesley, old plank, 1 

Locke & Co., span horses, 217, 

S. S. Kimball, gravel, • 4 

J. N. Lander, old hose, 10 

Town of Pembroke, lumber and labor, 31 

H. E. Perkins, grass on City Hall lot, 8 

Gilman Tuttle, cement and lime, 26, 
B. F. Virgin, one half of concrete and 
edge-stone. 



H. W. Clapp, 

G. W. Phipps, 

Josepli Weutworth, 

Frank K. Jones, 

W. G. Perley, 

Gust Walker, 

Wra. Walker, 

Morrill & Silsby, 

T. C. Clough, 

Stevens & Duncklee, 

Geo. W. Abbott, 

Chas. PI. Jones, 

Unitarian Society, 

Geo. Waite, 

Wm. Smith, 

N. White, 

Mrs. Wadleigh, 

Chas. Dennett, 

Mrs. S. Abbott, 

Ste|:)hen Sewell, 

T. Rowell & Co., 

Wm. H. Allison, 

Geo. Goodhue, pipe sold, 



41, 
17 

8, 
18 
21 

3 
14 
84 

6 
10 

6 
16 

4 
17 
14 

7 
12 

6 

7 

9. 
18 

9 
53 
21 



,00 
70 
00 
00 
00 

00 

48 
00 
50 
50 
■10 
,00 
,80 
,00 
34 

01 
.91 
32 
,21 
11 
,70 
,93 
,58 
.93 
,35 
,20 
.20 
,45 
.60 
.73 
.79 
.40 
,29 
.20 
87 
.69 
.53 
.98 
.00 



i2,405.28 



27 



The Commissioner credits himself as follows; 



Paid 




W. D. Perkins, 


$9.98 


David Campbell, 


32.85 


Georo;e P. Hayvvard, plank and labor, 


11.15 


John M. Bean, 


11.22 


L. R. Hinds, 


3.38 


Pales P. Virgin, 


6.00 


Joseph E. Brown, 


21.75 


George P. Sanborn, 


20.65 


James Pyan, 


4.37 


David Campbell, 


6.18 


J.W. Bonrlet, 


11.09 


Oilman H. Dimond, 


20.55 


M. S. Parnum, 


35.45 


R. S. Emery, 


17.88 


Prank Griffin, 


23.00 


Charles H. Merrill, 


23.86 


Josiah S. Locke, 


10.50 


H. H. Potter, 


5.10 


Pales P. Virgin, 


2.50 


John M. Bean, 


10.28 


C. C. Bean, 


203.87 


Stephen Dnstin, 


16.35 


Daniel Wyman, 


27.09 


Timothy Carter, 


13.74 


John K. Abbott, 


28.23 


William P. Silver, 


3.50 


George P. Dow, 


3.00 


Timothy Carter, 


87.50 


Simeon Farnnm, 


30.14 


Edward Adams, 


1.40 


A. P. Bennett, 


6.50 


L. R. Hinds, 


24.75 


Gilman Clongh & Co., 


182.34 


William L. Hunt, 


1.00 


John B. Sanborn, 


35.12 


David Campbell, 


3.62 


M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, 


533.97 


Prank Coffin, cement, 


3.00 


G, W. Emerton, stone watering-trough, 


25.00 



28 



John T. Teiiney, $3.00 

Rufiis Viioiii, 3.00 

M. H. Jolmson, pa}'-roll, 319.52 

J. D. Fife, liRliting bridge, 8.2.5 
Mrs. S. Al)!)ott, one half cost of edge-stone, 9.45 

Unitarian society, " " 21.60 

Franic K. Jones, bricks, 8.59 

Morrill & Silsby, bricks, 3.16 

Stevens & Duncklee, bricks, 2.87 

J. H. Chane, edge-stone, 9.30 
G. S. Locke &, Co., one half concrete and 

edge-stone, 15.40 

J. M. Stewart, 11.88 

E. A. F. Hammond, lighting bridge, 22.75 

B. G. Carter, blacksmithing, 92.44 
I. M. Savage, 4.32 
W. H. Pitman, 5.22 
R. B. Hoit, lumber and labor, 11.40 
Underliill & Kittredge, 1.35 
Gust Walker, hardware and pipe, 49.81 
0. W. Coon, teaming, 14.00 
Whittemore & Kimball, fence-posts, 8.05 
Woodworlli, Dodge & Co., grain, 69.72 
Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 3.00 
J. Frank Hoit, 4.91 
John A. White, 4.94 
H. C. Stnrtevant, grain, 55.58 
Ford & Kin)ball, castings, 71.21 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smitii, 70.90 
J. P. Engel, ' 38.33 
William Tupper, lighting bridge, 26.00 
William P. Ford (fe^Co., 20.00 
Stevens & Duncklee, .75 
Marv E. Pecker, 3.00 
K. J. Goodhue, 540.00 
M. H. Johnson, pay-roll. 403.06 

C. C. Bean, " 69.14 
M. H. Johnson, " ' 240.17 
Isaac K. Gage, lighting Twin bridge, 31.68 
C. 0. Foss, engineering, 18.00 
Rufus Virgin, watering-trough, 1878, 3.00 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co., 4.68 
John D. Fife, lighting bridge, 8.25 



29 



S. D. Trussell, liorse-sliocing, 

City Water-Works, water, 

M. H. Johnson, jjay-roll, 

William Tupper, li<^liting bridge, 

M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, 

W. II. Pitman, 

H. C. Sturtevant, grain, 

George Goodhue, 

M. H. Jolinson, pay-roll, 

Charles H. Merrill, pay-roll, 

George F. Hayward, " 

B. F. Varney, 

N. P. Richardson, lumber, 
Underbill & Kittredge, 
John Whittakcr, lumber, 
S. D. Trussell, horse-shoeing, 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 
Woodworth, Dodge & Co., grain, 
H. C. Sturtevant, grain, 
Woodbury Flanders, lumber, 

C. C. Bean, pay-roll, 

William Tui^iier, lighting bridge, 
M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, 
E. Frank Bean, freighting, 

D. K. Abbott, lumber, 

G. H. Dimond, pay-roll and lumber, 

John D. Fife, lighting bridge, 

J. W. Bourlet, pay-roll, 

Robert B. Hoit, " 

Robert K. Lougee, 

John Hanrahan, teaming, 

E. A. F. Hammond, lighting bridge, 
Favor & Crocker, 

B. T. Putney, stone. 

Putney & Nutting, stone. 

Gust Walker, 

M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, 

Farnum & Webster, 

J. W. Bourlet, pay-roll, 

Fales P. Virgin, lumber, 

George F. Sanborn, 

H. M. Ray & Co., horse-shoeing, 

George W. Emerton, stone trough, 



^17.65 
40.00 
333.91 
13.00 
941.29 
5.50 
22.91 
15.35 
1,532.00 
80.72 
98.48 
158.25 
75.47 
1.50 
68.52 
10.80 
19.24 
77.90 
13.76 
9.91 
320.50 
13.00 
1.942.85 
1.60 
28.00 
84.15 
8.25 
26.00 
63.60 
17.50 
8.00 
33.60 
12.60 
10.00 
29.50 
55.32 
2,398.12 
61.32 
137.18 
3.50 
3.00 
6.65 
45.00 



30 



Geoi-ffe F. Hayward, $117.02 

H. M. Johnson, pav-roll, 2,012.83 

A. F. Bennett, " 53.42 

J. H. Lamprey, 12.08 

George Foster, lumber, 21.00 

R. Sharpies, straw, 10.14 

Geor<re W. Emerton, stone, 20.00 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 244.00 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 85.50 

H. C. Sturtevant,' grain, 29.42 

C. 0. Foss, engineering, 45.40 

J. E. McShane, ' 13.85 

City Water-Works, 46.00 

Simeon Farnum, luml)er, 49.00 

N. P. Ricliardson, lumber, 12.65 

Concord Carriage Co., 89.99 

J. H. Chase, 9.75 

Timothy Carter, lumber and labor, 17.40 

M. S. Farnum, pay-roll, 142.47 

Simeon Farnum, " 127.86 

M. H. Johnson, " 2,308.51 

Ai J. Smith, 3.00 

Moses C. Sanborn, pay-roll, 26.00 

John Whittaker, lumber, 5.60 

Farnum & Webster, teaming, 7.49 

Samuel Holt, bricks, 210.60 

Robert B. Hoit, pay-roll, 53.09 

C. C. Bean, " 263.06 

Josiah S. Locke, " 22.87 

Samuel Eastman & Co., 3.50 

George W. Emerton, stone trough, 45.00 

John D. Fife, lighting bridge, 8.25 

Gust Walker, 41.79 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 7.50 

John A. White, 15.96 



$18,856.44 



Paid the following persons for paving-stones : 

John Cheney, $40.60 

Porter E. Blanchard, 80.00 

J. N. Carter. 26.00 



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David Blancliard & Son, $192.40 

James E. Willey, 146.20 

Leuville 0. Blancliard, 50.72 

Ciiarles F. Carter, 42.50 

Malcolm Beaton, 583.98 

Donegan & Davis, 411.20 

E. S. Keed, 3.40 

W. T. Nicliols, 6.50 



For edge-stone and flaggings : 

M. H. Johnson, 1529.42 

Charles A. Bond, 5.10 



$1,583.50 



534.52 



Widening and straightening highway in East 
Concord village : 

Farnum & Webster, stone, $438.96 

Noyes & Coon, laying wall, 219.48 

G. F. Sewell and others, grading, etc., 454.91 
John M. Ash, Frank Ash, and Frank 

Piper, labor, 23.11 

A. P. Gate, blacksmithing, 3.52 



$1,139.98 
T. Rowell & Co., concrete, $1,091.16 

H. W. Clapp, catch-basins and sewer- 
traps, ' 36.00 

H. W. Clapp & Co., catch-basins and 

sewer-traps, 1,002.50 



$1,038.50 



$24,244.10 
Balance in hand, Feb. 1, 1879, 66.48 

24,177.62 
Balance in hand, Feb. 1, 1880, 5.25 

$24,182.87 



32 

Transferred from Incidentals and Land 

Damage, $1,681.95 



Leaving as unprovided for, $2,500.92 

Paid city treasurer, as per city clerk's 

receipts, $2,038.80 

Paid City Water- Works, water for 

sprinkling streets, season of 1879, 300.00 



12,338.80 
POLICE AND WATCH. 

Appropriation for 1879, $5,000 

Paid as follows : 

lianlet & Prescott, $61.45 

John Council, pay-roll special police, 16-1.00 

Jolin Cliadwick, salary, 350.00 

" " extra expenses, 43.99 

Geo. W. Vinica, 2.75 

Rand, Jones, and Hammond, 2,400.00 

John Council, 900.00 

Eli Hanson, 33.60 

Coiicoi'd Gas-Light Co., 46.71 

Estate of S. K. Jones, 200.00 

City Water- Works, 6.00 

R. P. Slauiels, 200.00 

John Couuell, 41.24 

A. & G. A. Foster, 53.00 

Sylvester Dana, 600.00 

A. & G. A. Foster, 7.75 

Stevens & Duucklee, 14.72 

$5,125.21 

Amount overdrawn, $125.21 

COMMITTEE SERVICE. 



Unexpended l)alauce of 1878, $55.00 

Appropriation for 1879, 800.00 



$855.00 



33 



Paid as follows : 

Franklin A. Abbott, $60.00 

John T. Tenney, 60.00 

Benjamin T. Putney, 60.00 

Samuel M. Griffin, 60.00 

Josepii A. Cochran, 60.00 

Henrv W. Clapp, 60.00 

Henry Churcliill, 75.00 

Edward Runnells, 30.00 

John Carter, 30.00 

John T. Batchelder, 30.00 

John E. Frve, 30.00 

Albert Saltmarsh, 30.00 

Abial C. Abbott, 30.00 

Emory N. Shepard, 45.00 

Nathaniel H. Siiattuck, 30.00 

Aram B. Smith, 30.00 

Henry A. Mann, 45.00 

Timothy Colby, 30.00 

Joseph C. A. Hill, 30.00 

James W. Lane, 30.00 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. 

Unexpended balance, 1878, $4.11 

Appropriation for 1879, 500.00 



Paid as follows : 
Sanborn & Clark, $400.00 

Balance unexpended, 104.11 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Unexpended balance of 1878, $569.26 

Appropriation for 1879, 500.00 



Paid as follows : 
Woodbury & Batchelder, $232.75 

Democratic Publishing Co., 19.75 

Evans, Sleeper & Evans, 19.26 

3 



$855.00 



$504.11 



$504.11 



$1,069.26 



34 



Republican Press Association 
F. S. Crawford, 
Charles C. Pearson, 
Morrill & Silsby, 
Balance unexpended 


1468.82 

2.25 

7.25 

124.80 

194.39 


PUBLIC 

Appropriation for 1879, 

Paid as follows : 
Board of Trade Building, 
P. S. Crawford, 


LIBRARY. 

1300.00 
1,000.00 



DOG TAX. 




For 1879, 


$313.00 


Cash received of T. E. Tucker, 


5.00 


Paid as follows : 




Charles N. Sawyer, bill of 1878, 


$9.00 


John P. Locke, 


3.00 


John B. Sanborn, 


33.00 


Geo. Abbott, 


2.00 


Benja. L. Larkin, 


10.50 


B. F. Varney, 


20.00 


Simeon Farnum, 


20.00 


Josiah S. Locke, 


5.00 


William Walker, 


5.00 


Balance unexpended, 


210.50 


SALARIES. 




Unexpended balance of 1878, 


$957.42 


Appropriation for 1879, 


$5,000.00 



Paid as follows : 

L. L. Mower, $50.00 

Geo. W. Corey, 5.00 

Jerome S. Runnells, 5.00 



,069.26 



$1,300.00 



$1,300.00 



$318 00 



$318.00 



i,957.42 



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Henry Rolfe, |5.00 

Will. L. Baclielder, 5.00 

Isaac F. Potter, 5.00 

George G. Jeniiess, 5 00 

E.S.Barrett, 5.00 

John E. Gay, 5.00 

Joel D. Waller, ^ 5.00 

Charles H. Jones, 5.00 

Orlando I. Godfrey, 5.00 

Harrison A. Roby, 5.00 

A. H. Wigo;in, 5.00 

Irving S. Ring, 5.00 

F. J. Batchelder, 5.00 

David L. Neal, 5.00 

Warren M. Colby, 5.00 

Norris A. Dunklee, 5.00 

Jacob E. Hutchins, 5.00 

Francis W. Colby, 5.00 

Orrin C. Kibby, 5.00 

Thomas J. Tierney, 5.00 

Frank P. Curtis, 5.00 

John F. Huntoon, 5.00 

Charles A. Herbert, 5.00 

Frank G. Cnmmings, 5.00 

Carroll Hutchins, 5.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 5.00 

Joseph E. Clifford, 3.00 

Board of Education, 225.00 

Rev. J. W. Colwell, 26.67 

C. F. Stewart, 560.00 

S. C. Eastman, 400.00 

H. A. Brown, 500.00 

H. A. Brown, 500.00 

C. F. Stewart, 162.50 

Wra. W. Flint, 56.67 

Wm. K. Bartlett, 20.67 

Charles P. Sanborn, 100.00 

School Committee, Hist. 20, 27.00 

School Committee, Dist. 3, 18.00 

W. K. Bartlett, 100.00 

Charles A. Herbert, 2.20 

Cyrus Runnels, 129.00 

W. A. Bean, 151.50 



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Abial Rolfe, 
Charles Woodman, 
Geo. S. Dennett, 
Curtis White, 
J. B. Weeks, 
J. A. Cociiran, 
H. Partridge, 
Ciiarles T. Huntoon, 
Unexpended, 



$30.00 
165.00 
198.00 
228.00 
195.00 
240.00 
96.00 
750.00 
883.21 



SCHOOLS. 



Unexpended balance of 1878, 
Appropriation for 1879, 
Literary fund for 1879, 
Union district, additional, 
Union district, maps and charts, 
Additional for District No. 3, 



$53, 

19,500, 

834. 

4,509. 

200. 

100. 

50. 



Paid as follows : 
Geo. A. Hoit, committee, Dist. No. 1, ^128 



Luther B. Elliott, 

Wyman W. Holden, " < 

Wm. Broad, " ' 

Charles H. Merrill, " 

Frank Griffin, " 

Hiram B. Currier, " " 

Geo. W. Ciiesley, " 

Joseph E. Plumer, " 

Abbie M. Farnum, " 

Moses C. Sanborn, " ' 

Leander A. Robinson, committee, ' 

Charles E, Thompson, " * 

Mrs. Hannah A. Abbott, " ' 

John H. Rolfe, committee, ' 

Lafayette Stearns, " ' 

Betton F. Smith, " ' 

Jesse H. Goodwin, " ' 

D. C. Allen, Union District, 

Balance undrawn, 



2, 

3, 

4, 

5, 

6, 

7, 

8, 

12, 

13, 

14, 

15, 

16, 

18, 

20, 

22 

23; 

24, 



97 
840 
66 
76 
66 
80, 
142 
353, 
156, 
86. 
74, 
84. 
160, 
850. 
115. 
128. 
25. 
14,000. 



$5,957.42 



65 
00 
35 
00 
00 
00 
00 



$25,247.00 



.30 
.58 
.41 
.00 
.31 
.87 
.93 
.90 
.00 
.44 

m 

,23 

00 
,61 
00 
30 
37 
75 
00 



$17,533.66 
7,713.34 



$25,247.00 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATION. 

SCHOOL-HOUSE TAX. 

Union Scliool District, for school- 
Louse debt, 18,000.00 

Union Scliool District, for repairs, 

undrawn, 600.00 

For repairs on scliool-liouse, Dist. No. 2, 42.50 

For school-liouse debt, Dist. No. 20, 1,798.89 



$10,441.39 



Paid as follows : 

John Kimball, Union District, 18,000.00 

Luther B. Elliott, Dist. No. 2, 42.50 

John H. Rolfe, Dist. No. 20, 11,798.89 



.841 



€>( 



Undrawn, 600.00 

110,441.39 
CITY PRECINCT. 

Appropriation for 1879 : 
For payment of interest on State 

House loan, $3,350.00 
lighting streets, 2,600.00 
principal and interest on Water- 
Works debt, 2,500.00 
interest on sewer loan, 2,400.00 

■ 110,750.00 



Paid as follows : 

Concord Gas-Liglit Co., $2,385.08 

Lowell Eastman, 8.20 

George E. Minot, 24.75 

Nathan Tufts, 72.41 

City Water- Works, 2,500.00 

Coupons, 2,064.00 

George W. Little, registered interest, 30.00 

Interest on sewer loan, 2,400.00 

Geo. W. Currier, registered interest, 60.00 

F. S. Crawford, " " 60.00 

Lucinda K. Tafts, " " 30.00 



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Precinct bonds, $500.00 

Trustees Dartmouth college, 30.00 

Overdrawn, 14.44 



,764.44 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SEWERS. 

The subjoined table shows the receipts and expenditures 
for the past year. 

A 15-inch Akron pipe sewer has been laid from a little 
south of the intersection of School witli Main street, con- 
necting the Main street sewer with the sewer in Depot 
square. Its course is through the pass-way between the 
Cyrus Hill and Woodward blocks, and along the pass-way 
in rear of Phenix Hotel and Smith & Walker's block, — 
about 650 feet in length. This sewer was constructed to 
relieve the pressure upon the Main street sewer when flooded 
by heavy showers, and has tlius far answered that purpose. 

In State street, north from Penacook street, 1000 feet 
12-inch pipe. 

In Church street, west from Bradley street, 250 feet 10- 
inch pipe. 

In Bradley street, south from Church street, 200 feet 10- 
inch pipe. 

In Green street, north from School street, 100 feet to the 
north line of the high school lot, 8-inch pipe. 

In Short street, west 50 feet to centre of Huntington 
street, 8-inch pipe, — being an extension of Short street sewer 
to Huntington street. 

HORACE A. BROWN, 
HENRY W. CLAPP, 
SAMUEL M. GRIFFIN, 
Committee on Sewers and Draiiis. 

Unexpended balance, $1,192.84 

Appropriation for 1879, 500.00 

$1,692.84 



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Paid as follows : 



C. 0. Foss, 


$•38.05 




John A. Wliite, 


14.17 




Horace A. Brown, pay-roll, 


127.57 




Sewer committee, " 


341.95 




Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 


954.01 




Woodworth, Dodge & Co., 


36.00 




Samuel Holt, 


24.00 




Gust Walker, 


5.10 




Thompson Rowell & Co., 


49.90 




Ordway & Ferrin, 


3.90 




Thompson Rowell, 


7.12 




W. H. Howe, 


1.10 


11,602.87 






Unexpended balance. 


' 


89.97 



L,692.84 



DECORATION DAY. 

Unexpended balance for 1878, 110.00 

Appropriation for 1879, 150.00 



1160.00 



Paid as follows : 

John T. Batchelder, $110.00 

George W. Cor«y, 30.00 

Joel D. Walley, 10.00 

B. T. Putney, 10.00 



$160.00 



BOUNTY ON FOXES AND HAWKS. 

Paid as follows : 

C. F. Stewart, paid sundry persons, $16.30 
J. A. Cochran, " " " 9.20 



$25.50 



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CITY PROPERTY, FEB. 1, 1880. 

City Hall lot, and half of building, 140,000.00 

City farm, 15,000.00 

Personal property at farm, by appraisal, 3,418.06 

Gravel lot on Washington street, 2,000.00 

Lot on Warren and Liberty streets, 700.00 

Land and buildings on Warren street, 10,000.00 

Land in Ward 2, 200.00 

Ward-house, Ward 2, 3,000.00 

Ward-house, Ward 6, 6,000.00 

City storehouse, lot, lumber, and stone, 5,000.00 

Tools in hands of Commissioner of Highways, 1,000.00 

Receiving tomb, 350.00 

Furniture in City Hall building, 200.00 

" mavor's office, 125.00 

" city clerk's office, 100.00 

" city marslial's office, 100.00 

" collector's office, 200.00 

Four horses, 800.00 

Harnesses and stable fixtures, _ 400.00 

Street sprinklers, pipes, and fixtures, 800.00 

Legacy of Abial Walker, for schools, 1,000.00 

" G. P. Lyon, for library, 1,000.00 

" Franklin Pierce, for library, 1,000.00 

City library, * 5,000.00 

Old Cemetery Fund, city bonds, 700.00 

Blossom Hill Cemeterv Fund, U. S. bonds, 450.00 

Central Fire Station, " 34,000.00 

vSteam heating apparatus, 1,000.00 

Property in hands of fire department, 33,000.00 



$162,043.06 



APPROPRIATIONS. 1879. 

For city paupers, ^3,000.00 

fire department, 7,000.00 

incidentals and land damages, 5,000.00 

roads and bridges, 20,000.00 

committee service, . 800.00 

police and watch, 5,000.00 

printing and stationery, 500.00 



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professional services, 

salaries, 

interest on city debt, 

payment of city bonds, 

public library, 

state tax, 

county tax, 

schools, 

payment of floating debt, 

decorating soldiers' graves. 



1500.00 

5,000.00 

13,000.00 

12,000.00 

1,300.00 

22,200.00 

29,573.73 

19,500.00 

10,000.00 

150.00 

1154,523.73 



NS, 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS, 1879. 

For payment of principal and interest due on 

precinct state house loan, $3,350.00 

lighting .streets, 2,500.00 

construction of sewers, 500.00 
payment of principal and interest due on 

water-works debt, 2,500.00 

payment of interest on sewer loan, 2,400.00 

111,250.00 



CITY DEBT AND ASSETS. 



FUNDED DEBT, PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS: 



When due. 


Rate of int. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


April 1. 1880, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


$3,000 


Nov. 1, 1880, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


1,000 


Jan. 1, 1881, 


6, 


annually, 


7,500 


April 1, 1881, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


3,000 


Nov. 1, 1881, 


6; 


semi-annually. 


3,000 


Jan. 1, 1882, 


6, 


annually, 


5,000 


April 1, 1882, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


4,000 


Nov. 1, 1882, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


1,000 


Jan. 1, 1883, 


6, 


annually. 


5,000 


Jan. 1, 1883, 


5, 


annually, 


6,000 


Nov. 1, 1883, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


3,000 


Jan. 1, 1884, 


6, 


annually. 


2,000 


April 1, 1884, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


7,000 



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When due. Rate of int. Payable. Amount. 

Nov. 1, 1884, 6, semi-annually, $5,000 

Jan. 1, 1885, 6, annually, 2,000 

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

Nov. 1, 1885, 6, semi-annually, 9,000 

Jan. 1, 1886, 6, annually, 1,500 

April 1, 1886, 6, semi-annually, 1,000 

Nov. 1, 1886, 6, semi-annually, 10,000 

Jan. 1, 1887, 6, annuallv, 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, annuallv, ' 2,000 

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

Jan. 1, 1891, 6, annually, 1,000 

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

Nov. 1, 1891, 6, semi-annually, 6,000 

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

Nov. 1, 1892, 6, semi-annually, 10,000 

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

Nov. 1, 1893, 6, semi-annually, 8,000 

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

Nov. 1, 1894, 6, semi-annually, 7,000 

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



OUTSTANDING CLAIMS. 

Coupons due, but not presented, $817.50 

Accrued interest on $180,500, city 

bonds, 2,742.50 



$180,500 



13,560.00 



Due city farm, — superintendent's salary 

and boarding county poor, 666.28 

Due for salaries and committee ser- 
vices, 2,000.00 
Due school districts, 7,713.34 
Award for land damage, 31.00 

$10,410.62 

Funded debt brought forward, 180,500.00 

$194,470.62 



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AVAILABLE ASSETS. 

Cash in treasury, $25,575.56 

Due on tax-list of 1877, 340.27 

1878, 2,538.53 

1879, 29,447.45 
Due from county of Merrimack, 3,602.49 

" abutters for sidewalks laid 

by the city, 589.53 

Cash in hands of com'r of highways, 5.25 

Due from Whittemore & Kimball, rent, 50.00 

Balance due for sprinkling streets, 1879, 113.94 
Due from Crowley & Quinn, granite 

quarries, 20.49 

Note, Moses Ordway and others, 200.00 

$62,483.51 

Indebtedness above assets, $131,987.11 

CITY PRECINCT DEBT AND ASSETS. 
State house precinct notes, 6 per cent., 
semi-annually, payable Dec 



)ec. 1,1880, 
1881, 
" 1882, 




11,500 
1,000 
1,000 


" 1883, 
" 1884, 
" 1885, 
" 1886, 




1,000 
1,000 
1,500 
2,500 


" 1887, 
« 1888, 
" 1889, 




3,000 
3,500 
2,000 


" 1890, 
" 1891, 




3,000 
2,000 


« 1892, 
« 1893, 
" 1894, 




2,000 
2,000 
3,000 


" 1895, 
" 1896, 


}ayable 

1882, 


10,000 
7,000 


3 per cent., { 
after Dec. 1, 


$47,000 

140,000 
350,000 



City Water- Works, 

1437,000 



44 
INDEBTEDNESS OF PRECINCT, FEB. 1, 1880. 



State house debt, 


$47,000.00 


Water-Works debt, 


350,000.00 


Sewer debt, 


40,000.00 


Accrued interest on -147,000 State 




House bonds. 


470.00 


Accrued interest on $40,000 Sewer 




loan. 


400.00 


Coupons due and not presented : 




Precinct, 


165.00 


Water- Works, 


672.00 




1438,707.00 


Precinct assets : 




City Water-Works, 


$350,000.00 


Indebtedness of precinct above assets, $88,707.00 


City and precinct indebtedness above 


assets. 


Feb. 1, 1879, 


$247,934.39 


City and precinct indebtedness above 


assets. 


Feb. 1, 1880, 


220,694.11 


Reduction of debt for the year 


S27,240.28 



Note. In the accounts of outstanding claims and precinct 
indebtedness are included all coupons due and not presented, 
and all accrued interest, to Feb. 1, 1880, as well as all other 
claims against the city and precinct. From available assets 
is allowed -14,500 for estimated abatements : the uncol- 
lected taxes are set down in available assets that sum less 
than they appear in the collector's warrants. In the report 
of 1879, among precinct assets, was erroneously included 
$1,192.84, being an unexpended balance on sewer account. 
Add that sum to $87,538,16, the reported precinct indebted- 
ness above assets in 1879, and we have $88,731.00 as the 
actual indebtedness at that date. 



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POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES ASSESSED. 
The number of polls, and the tax assessed on the real and personal 
estate in the city of Concord, since 1860: 



Year. 


No. of Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


1860 


2,577 


$4,307,192 


$47,082.25 


1861 


2,497 


4,423.936 


46.290 48 


1862 


2,850 


4.308,568 


50,945.01 


1863 


2,454 


3,775.206 


60,293.82 


1864 


2.539 


3.832,800 


89,931.97 


1865 


2,495 


5,549,002 


158,787 29 


1866 


2,762 


4,934,082 


116,192.97 


1867 


2,822 


5,006,774 


145.173.49 


1868 


3,120 


5,378.365 


120,889.71 


1869 


3,205 


5,581,459 


146,791.64 


1870 


3,187 


5,751,928 


133,953.94 


1871 


3,338 


5,891,993 


137.844.70 


1872 


3,767 


5,917,054 


141.122.97 


1873 


3,613 


9,012,650 


158,281.13 


1874 


3,784 


9,000,526 


171,045.61 


1875 


3,941 


9,216,195 


175.234.68 


1876 


3,911 


9,222,625 


163,768.29 


1877. 


rolls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


459 


$8i.'8,067 


$12,788.58 


2, 


276 


412,928 


5,787.75 


3, 


235 


380.565 


5.790.05 


4, 


988 


1,932,937 


38,052.21 


5. 


750 


2,817,120 


54,198.46 


6, 


848 


2,359,665 


47,094.53 


7, 


459 


673,835 


9,701.39 


Non-resident, 


4015 




2,960.30 




$9,405,117 


$177,040.27 


1878. 


rolls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


459 


$817,554 


$12,351.59 


2, 


283 


414,295 


8,484.99 


3, 


243 


377,926 


5,363.49 


4, 


933 


1,941,494 


35,478.90 


5, 


711 


2,731,850 


49,745.34 


6, 


812 


2,290,421 


41,81250 


7, 


428 


667,945 


8,827.77 


Non-resident, 


3,869 




2,991.50 




$9,241,485 


$105,056.08 


1879. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


369 


$824,386 


$11,893.66 


2. 


243 


476,565 


5,093.04 


3, 


230 


4 14,. 530 


5,229.97 


4, 


866 


2.217,922 


33,902.62 


5, 


655 


3,582,666 


51,007.02 


6, 


772 


2,472,115 


38.243.60 


7, 


401 


616,281 


7,566.83 


Non-resident, 


3536 




2,428.25 




$10,604,465 


$155,964.99 



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EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS TO THE CITY 
COUNCIL, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 

1880. 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

Horace A. Brown, Mayor, ex-officio. 

John Kimball to March 31, 1880. 

William M. Chase to March 31, 1880. 

James R. Hill to March 31, 1881. 

James L. Mason to March 31, 1881. 

Samuel S. Kimball to March 31, 1882. 

Luther P. Durgin to March 31, 1882. 



OFFICERS. 

John Kimball, President. 
William M. Chase, Clerk. 
Charles C. Lund, Engineer. 
V. C. Hastings, Superintendent. 



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REPORT 



To the City Council : 

The Board of Water Commissioners herewith present 
their Eighth Annual Report for tlie year ending January 31, 
1880. 

We are gratified to report tlie continued success of the 
works ; that our receipts have increased ; our expenses for 
care and maintenance diminished ; and the number of fami- 
lies supplied is one hundred and forty-six more than one year 
ago. 

The amounts received are as follows : 

For the vear ending January 31, 1874, 14,431.10 

For fifteen months ending April 1, 1875, 17,535.00 

For the year ending April 1, 1876, 16,921.24 

For the year ending April 1, 1877, 19,001.07 

For the year ending April 1, 1878, 20,763.03 

For the year ending April 1, 1879, 21,869.86 

For the year ending April 1, 1880, 22,451.53 
— a gain of $581.67 the past year. 

EXTENSIONS. 

The increasing demand for water on Hall street has been 
supplied by laying a four-inch pipe from Turnpike through 
Gas street, across the Concord Railroad and land of James 
Thompson, to Hall street, a distance of 663 feet ; thence 
south on Hall street, 371 feet ; thence, on the same street, 



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222 feet of one-inch pipe to the Count Kumford place. This 
pipe is furnished with a brancli for Holt Brothers, and the 
Concord Gas-Light Co. for a private hydrant, and a blow-ofl" 
near the Concord Railroad. 

A four-incli pipe has l>een laid in Depot street, east from 
Main, 137 feet. 

There has been laid during the year, for distribution pur- 
poses, 1171 feet of four inch, 379 feet of one-inch, 260 feet 
of three-fourths-inch pipe. Sixty-eight three-fonrths-inch 
service pipes have been laid, amounting to 1700 feet, and 
one two-inch, amounting to 15 feet. 

SUPPLY OF WATER. 

The average supply of water in the pond has been larger 
than during the previous year. The highest was June 12, 
being 182.60 feet, and the lowest December 6, being 177.10 
feet. 

The water runs over the waste way at 184.75 ; conse- 
quently the pond lacked two feet and two inches of being 
full June 12. 

The height of the water on the first day of each month 
during the year 1879 was as follows : 



January, 


178.90 


July, 


182.20 


February, 


178.85 


August, 


181.10 


March, 


178.40 


September, 


180.00 


April, 


178.70 


October, 


179.45 


May, 


181.80 


November, 


178.00 


June, 


182.30 


December, 


177.20 



Since the construction of the dam the average height of 
the water in each year has been as follows : 



1873, 
1874, 
1875, 
1876, 



175.86 
179.50 
180.00 
180.28 



1877, 
1878, 
1879, 



176.46 
179.50 
179.74 



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IMPROVEMENTS. 



The rough stone-wall on the north side of the Cooledge 
lot has been removed, and a neat fence built to supply its 
place. Heretofore, if the water had been raised so as to fill 
the pond and flow over the waste-way, a part of the highway 
on the West Parish road would have been overflowed, and 
rendered impassable. The stone taken from the wall has 
been used to raise said road, and the balance reserved to 
build a passage from the barn to the west field. The road is 
now secure at the highest stage of the water. 



TABLE 



Showing Summary of Main, Distribution^ and Service Pipes 
now laid and in use. 

1,950 ft. 

151 « 

13,556 « 

3,704 « 

1,622 « 

3,034 " 

8,667 « 

37,911 « 

45,240 « 

11,747 « 

9,830 " 



30-inch main, 


16-inch " 




14-inch " 




14-inch distribution, 


12-inch 


(( 


10-inch 


a 


8-inch 


n 


6-inch 


« 


4-inch 


(( 


1-inch 


<( 


f-inch 


(( 


Total, 




•equal to 26.03 miles. 



137,412 ft. 



1,643 service pipes, or 36,054 feet. 
95 public hydrants. 
12 private hydrants. 
135 stop-gates. 

4 



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Water is now supplied for the following uses : 



1 914 families, 
156 bath-tubs, 
380 water-closets, 
320 wasli-basins, 

49 urinals, 
648 yard hydrants, 

95 fire hydrants, 

12 private fire hydrants, 

44 heating apparatus, 

4 hotels, 

2 greenhouses, 
10 fountains, 
7 churches, 

5 school-houses, 

1 state house, 

2 state prisons, 
7 livery stables, 

476 horses and cows, 

1 Odd Fellows hall, 

1 Masonic hall, 

5 city buildings, 
61 offices, 

5 banks, 
1 post-office, 



95 stores, 

3 railroads, 

1 gas-works, 

21 stationary engines, 

2 book-binderies, 

5 printing establishments, 
1 organ manufactory, 

4 carriage manufactories, 

1 soap manufactory, 

5 public watering-troughs, 
5 photographers, 

2 foundries, 
1 tannery, 

1 bakery, 
4 eating-houses, 
23 mechanics' shops, 
9 barber shops, 
8 saloons, 
1 jail, 

4 cemeteries, 

3 street sprinklers, 

1 drinking fountain, 
1 brick yard, 

5 water motors. 



By the water-rates heretofore established, the burden of 
supporting the Water-works has been almost wholly thrown 
upon the water consumers. The large amount of property 
within the precinct that is so well protected against fire by 
the works, has not contributed its just share towards their 
maintenance. Therefore the Board have made the following 
changes in the rates for the purpose of obviating in a meas- 
ure this injustice. It will be seen that these changes con- 
sist mainly in reducing the family rates and taxing the prop- 
erty in the precinct for the use of the public fire hydrants. 



ANNUAL RATES. 

A family of not over 2 persons, $4.00 

A family of over two persons and not over 8, 5.00 

Each additional person over 8, .50 



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Bath-tub, for not over 8 persons, $3.00 

Each additional person over 8, .50 

Barber shops, for each chair, 3.00 

Fountains, flowing 12 hours per day for 5 months 

from Jg to ^ inch opening, o.OO to 8.00 

Heating apparatus for houses, 2.00 

Horse or cow, each, 1-00 

Hose, for washing windows, sprinkling grounds, 
and washing carriages where 2 horses or less are 
kept, for the season, to be used not more than 
one hour each day, 3.00 to 6.00 

Hose, for washing carriages, each horse over 2, in 

addition to the above, .50 

Hydrant, public and private, 50.00 

No charge will be made for the use of private 
hydrants when the parties use water for 
other purposes to the amount of $50.00 an- 
nually for each of such hydrants. 
Meter rates for manufacturing and other purposes: 
When the quantity used averages not over 

300 gallons per day, per 1000 gallons, .25 

When the quantity used averages from 300 

to 500 gallons per day, per 1000 gallons, .20 
When the quantity used averages from 500 to 

1000 gallons per day, per 1000 gallons, .16 

When the quantity used averages over 1000 
gallons per day, per 1000 gallons, .13^ 

Motors, — special rate. 

Office, 2.00 

Steam engines, determined by meter or special 

rate. 
Stores and markets, 4.00 to 15.00 

Street sprinklers, per annum, for each stand pipe, 100.00 
Trough, public watering, 20.00 

Urinals, self-closing, for not over 8 persons, 2.00 

Each additional person over 8, .25 

Wash-bowl, set, each, .50 

Water-closet, selt-closing, for not over 8 persons, 3.00 
Each additional person over 8, .60 



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Workmen employed in mannfiictories, machine- 
shops, nnd otiier establislunents not specified 
elseulicrc, e.'icli, § .50 

When water is used for ])urposes not specified in 
tlie foregoing, tlie rate sliall be fixed by the 
Water Commissioners, 

REGULATIONS. 

APPLICATIONS. 

Every j)ersun desiring a supply of water must make an ap- 
plication therefor to the Board of Water Commissioners, in 
such form as may be prescribed by it for that purpose. Blanks 
for snch applications will be furnished at the office of the 
board. 

The application must state truly and fnlly all the uses to 
which the water is to be applied ; and should any other use 
thereafter be desired, notice of the same must be given to the 
board, and permission therefor olitained. 

Blanks shall be furnished to every water-taker in the month 
of August of each year, upon which a statement shall be made 
of the number of persons and uses for which they desire wa- 
ter for the year ensuing, to be returned to the superintendent 
on or before September 15. 

SERVICE PIPES. 

Service pipes will be provided and maintained by the city 
from the mains to the side lines of the streets, of such sizes 
and in such locations as may be determined by the board. 
All further pipes must be provided and maintained by the 
person supplied with water. 

No service pipes will be laid for any water-rate less than 
four dollai's per year. 

Every service pipe must be provided with a stop and waste- 
cock on the inside of the cellar or foundation wall, and near 
where the pipe passes through the same, easily accessible, and 



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fully protected from freezing; and all pipes in buildings must 
be laid in such a way that they can be fully drained liy that 
waste. When different families or tenants are supjilied with 
water in the same building, a suitable stop and waste-cock 
must be provided fur each. 

PIPES AND FIXTURES. 

All pipes, fixtures, and appai-atus must be examined and 
approved by the l)oard or its agents before water is supplied 
to them ; and all alterations and additions must be notified 
to and approved l)y the same before they are put in use. 

The pifjcs, fixtures, and apparatus provided by yjarties sup- 
plied must be kept by them in good order, and repairs be 
made whenever required by the board. 

USE OP WATER. 

No person supplied willi water shall make or allow its use 
for any other purpose than stated in his application, or for 
which permission has been duly obtained ; and all persons 
taking the water shall prevent any unnecessary waste thereof. 
The ivater must not be left running, to prevent freezing, or kept 
running at any time longer than necessary in its proper use. 

INSPECTIONS. 

The agents of the board must be allowed to inspect all 
pipes, fixtures, and apparatus, and to control the stop and 
waste-cock, whenever they may desire. Tliey must also be 
allowed, whenever they think proper, to make cxaniinaf ions to 
ascertain the quantity of water used, the manner of its use, 
and whether any improper use or waste be made, and no con- 
cealment of its uses must be made by any party. 

STOPPAGE. 

The board and its agents will have the right to stop the 
water from any pipes for repairs or other purposes whenever 
they may deem it advisable, without notice. 



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USE OF HOSE. 



Hose shall not be used unless it has been propeily applied 
for and allowed by the board, and shall not be used without 
a nozzle ; and the nozzle shall not exceed one fourth of an 
inch in diameter, unless specially authorized. 

The use of hose for sprinkling pavements and grounds, 
washing windows and carriages, must not exceed one hour in 
any one day, and must be confined to the purposes specified 
in the application, without excessive or unreasonable use, and 
to the premises of the applicant. 

plumbers' returns. 

Plumbers shall make full returns, in writing, to the super- 
intendent, weekly, of the ordinary and special uses for which 
the water is designed, and for all new work or alterations, or 
additions to pipes and fixtures. 

RATES WHEN PAYABLE. 

All rates, except for meters, will be due and payable semi- 
annually, iyi advance, on the first day of April and October in 
each year. 

All bills remaining unpaid twenty days after due tvill he 
chargeable u'ith ayi addition of jive (5) per cent.; and the limit 
of time allowed for payment will not be extended beyond fif- 
teen days thereafter ; and in all cases of non-payment of the 
water-rent within that limit the supply shall be cut off, and 
the water will not again be let on except upon the payment 
of the rent due, and the sum of two dollars for cutting off 
and turning on the water. 

Rents and rates for meters will be payable on demand. 

ABATEMENTS. 

Any person whose tenement may become vacant shall re- 
ceive an abatement of the water-rates appertaining to that 
tenement, upon the following terms and conditions : He shall 



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sign, upon the books of the Water Board, at the office of their 
superintendent, notice that such vacancy exists, and a request 
that an aljatement may be made on account thereof ; and 
after such notice is given, an abatement shall he made for the 
number o{ ivhole calendar months that the vacancy shall con- 
tinue, provided he shall give similar notice at the office of the 
superintendent when the tenement is again occupied, but not 
otherwise. If the rates have been paid in advance, on ac- 
count of which an abatement is due as aforesaid, the amount 
abated shall be repaid at the office of the superintendent at 
the semi-aimual payment next after the time from which the 
abatement is claimed. 



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TABLE 

Showing Receipts and JExpendittires. 

RECEIPTS FOK THE YEAR 1879. 

Amount received as per register from Feb. 

1, 1879, to Jan. 31, 1880, $21,888.93 

Extra from delinquents, 60.28 

For building purposes, 38.14 

use of meteis, 30.70 

rent of stable at dam, 40.00 

rent of Cooledge lot, 10.00 

rent of Cooledge house, 55.37 

rent of kit factory, 392.00 

pipe and old lead sold, 13.77 



^22,529.19 
Deduct abatements, 77.66 



$22,451.53 



EXPENDITURES. 

PaidV. C. Hastings, salary, $1,200.00 

Nath. White, rent of office, 300.00 

Morrill & Silsby, printing, &c., 67.75 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 17.96 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 13.50 

G. S. Locke & Co., wood and coal, 19.U9 

Woodbridge Odlin, auditor, 5.00 

Edwin Byrnes, salary, 480.00 

Pay-roll, laborers, ' 361.82 

Geo. Goodhue, pipe, &c., 298.88 
John A. White, pipe and machine work, 20.52 

Nath. White, pipe, 39.94 

L. R. Fellows, pipe, 28.88 

Walworth Mfg. Co., pipe and tools, 50.85 

Ford & Kimball, castings, 29.44 

Pattee & Perkins, hydrant, 35.00 

Stevens & Duncklee, iron-work, 10.08 

D. O. Smith, blacksmith Avork, 13.33 
Humphrey, Dodge & Saiith, hardware, 20.29 

Gust Walker, hardware, 16.09 

Frank Coffin, cement. 75.50 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 7.50 

Batchelder & Co., oil, &c., 1.93 



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PaidC. H. Martin & Co., lead and oil, $1.21 

rianiinond & Ayeis, paper, &c., 8 66 

Geo. Abbott, Jr., labor, &c., 4.91 

Stephen Sewell, trucking, 17.70 

Nahuin Robinson, mason-work, 5.69 

Thompson Rowel! & Co., concrete, 7.00 

Elisha Piper, charcoal, 1.50 

C. P. Rowell, labor, 3.00 

W. K. Holt & Co., chestnut plank, 21.29 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber. 68.63 

Mead & Mason, " 1.08 
Moses Humphrey, repairs on kit shop, 28.31 

O. F, Richardson, labor, 43.75 

C. O. Foss, engineer, 3.25 

T. & R. Shanahan, drawing stone, 50.00 

Incidental expense, 25.50 



Divided as follows : 

For distribution and service pipes, $936.83 

care and maintenance of works, 2,468.00 



$3,404.83 



5,40483 



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The superintendent has compiled from the reports of thirty 
cities in the United States the following table of rates, which is 
inserted for general information : 



_ Cities. 







<u 




o 


.D 






b 


•^ 










i 


e3 


$3.00 


$3.00 


6.00 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


5.00 


5.00 


.^.00 


5.00 


6.00 


6.00 


5.00 


5.00 


5.00 


3.00 


4.00 


3.00 


5.00 


5.00 


2.00 




2.00 




8.00 


5.00 


3.00 


3.00 


3.00 


2.00 


3.00 


6.00 


5.00 


2.50 


2.50 


3.50 


5.00 


3.00 


5.00 


8.00 


2.00 


3.00 


7.55 


10.85 


5.00 


3.00 


5.00 


5.00 


3.00 


1.00 


3.00 


4.U0 


4.50 


3.75 


4.00 


4.00 


4.00 


4.00 


2.00 


2.00 


3.00 


3.00 



Concord, N. H 

Lynn, Mass 

Lawrence, Mass, 

Fitchburg, Mass 

Newton, Mass 

Cambridge, Mass 

Providence, R. I 

Taunton , Mass 

Lowell, Mass 

Fall River, Mass 

Brooklyn, N. Y 

Albany, N. Y 

Buffalo, N.Y 

Niagara Falls, N. Y.... 

Detroit, Mich 

Cincinnati, O 

Cleveland, O 

Toledo, O 

Chicago, 111 

Alton, 111 

Philadelphia, Pa 

Pittsburgh, Pa 

Milwaukee, Wis 

Salem, Mass 

Hartford, Conn 

Louisville, Ky 

Grand Rapids, Mich... 

Springfield, Mass 

West .Springfield, Mass 

Northampton, Mass 

Holyoke, Mass 



$5.00 
6.00 
5.00 
6.00 
6.00 
7.00 
6.00 
5.00 
6.00 
5.00 
16.00 
18 00 
20.00 
9.00 
7.00 
14.00 
10.00 
10.25 
19.00 
7.00 
8.75 
27.77 
11.50 
3.50 
5.00 
10.00 
8.00 
8.00 
8.50 
6.00 
6.00 



$0.50 
2.00 

2.00 
2.00 
2.50 
2.00 
2.00 

2.50 



1.25 
1.00 



2.00 



1.00 
8.25 
2.00 
1.50 



2.00 





$1.00 


$1.00 


$2.00 


5.00 


1..50 


1.00 


3.00 


1.50 


2.00 


8 00 


2.00 


1.00 


10.00 


1..50 


2.50 


5.00 


2.00 


3.00 


4 00 


1.00 


2.00 


4.00 


1.50 


1.00 


4.00 


2.00 


2.50 


4.00 


1.00 




5.00 


.75 




3.00 






4.00 


1.50 




3.00 


1.50 


2.00 


4.(10 
5.00 


1.00 




2.50 


1.50 




5.00 






4.00 






8.00 


2.00 


1.00 


3.00 






825 


2.05 




4.00 


1.00 




6.00 


1.00 




4.00 


1.00 


1.00 


5.00 


1.00 


3.00 


2.50 


1.00 




4.00 


2.00 




4.00 


2.00 




2.00 


1.00 




3.00 


1.00 



$3.00 
3.00 
2.50 
5.00 
5.00 

10 00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
6.00 
5.50 
8.00 
5.00 
6.00 
3.00 
4.80 

5.00 
3.00 
900 
9.00 
6.88 
8.00 
3.00 
3.00 
7. .50 
2.00 
5.00 

3.00 
2.00 



»16.50 
29.50 
20.00 
35.00 
35.50 
41.00 
31.00 
27.50 
23.00 
31.00 
29.25 
31.00 
43 50 
25.50 
23.25 
33.80 
21.50 
28.25 
34.00 
39.00 
27.75 
71.60 
34.50 
25.00 
17.00 
31.50 
26.75 
27.00 
22.50 
16.00 
18.00 



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Estimate of. Receipts and Expenditures for 1880. 

RECEIPTS. 

From water and other rents, at the 

revised rates, $19,900 

tax on the public fire hydrants, 4,600 



24,500 



EXPENDITURES. 



For interest on the water debt, |21,000 
care and maintenance of works, 2,500 
extension of distribution and ser- 
vice pipes, 1,000 



$24,500 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN KIMBALL, 
WILLIAM M. CHASE, 
JAMES R. HILL, 
JAMES L. MASON, 
SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, 
LUTHER P. DURGIN, 
HORACE A. BROWN, ex-officio, 
Commissioners. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 



William F. Thayer, Treasurer^ 

In account with Concord Water-Works. 



RECEIPTS. 



Balance casli on hand Feb. 1, 1879, $1,407.87 
Income of Water-Woiks, 22,451. 5o 

City of Concord Precinct tax, 2,500.00 



$26,359.40 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid interest on bonds, $20,820.00 

Maintenance, extension, <fec., 3,404.83 

Balance cash on hand, 2,134.57 

$26,359.40 

Feb. 2, 1880. Balance cash on hand, $2,134.57 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 

We hereby certify tiiat we liave examined the books of the 
City Treasurer, and those of the City Clerk, and find all the 
payments therein recorded properly authenticated by appro- 
priate vouciiers, and the several items correctly cast ; and 
tiie cash balance in the hands of the treasurer is two tliou- 
sand one hundred and thirty-four dollars and fifty-seven 
cents (!ii52,134.57). 

HORACE A. BROWN, Mayor, 
HENRY W. CLAPP, 
F. J. BATCHELDER, 
F. L. SANDERS, 

Committee on Finance. 



R E i^ O R T 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON THE CITY FARM. 



The Joint Standing Committee on the City Farm respect- 
fully snbmit the Twenty-seventh Annual Report of receipts 
and expenditnres of the farm for tiie vear endinfr February 
1, 1880. ■ "^ ^ 

The inventory of the personal property has been made 
with considerable care, and is 1894.28 below the appraisal 
of one year ago, the object being to make it approximate ac- 
tual values. In the opinion of the committee, the real estate 
has been appraised in the past above its present value ; but 
the board of aldermen have instructed them to make it as 
set down in the inventory. The products of tlie farm have 
been fully equal to those of any previous year, and are ample 
for the wants of the establishment. 

In addition to the expenses of the farm as shown in the 
annexed statement, tiiere has been an expenditure of $150 
ill relaying the underpinning of the barn, and flagging-stone 
for the cellar of the same, making a suitable place for swine, 
wliich was much needed. This item is not charged to the 
farm. As an off-set to this, the income of the stone quarries 
has been paid into the general treasury of the city, amount- 
ing to 1146.45. 

Two bills, amounting to ItJT.SO, have been presented to 
tlie committee for payment, that were contracted in 1877, 
and that appear to have been audited and allowed by the 
committee for that year, but not paid ; and the superintend- 
ent claims tliat there is a balance of salary due him for the 
years 1876-7. There are uncollected bills in favor of the 
farm for those years, of sufficient amount, probably, to meet 



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these outstanding claims,— which may explain why they 
were not settled at that time. 

The committee have endeavored to be thorough in their 
investigation of the affiiirs of the farm, and believe that tlie 
exhibit made in this report represents its actual financial 
condition. That it has not met its expenses the past year is 
true ; but while the city make the place both an almsliouse 
and house of correction, it cannot be operated without ex- 
pense, and if the income of tiie farm is not sufficient for the 
purpose, tiie deficit must be met from the city treasury. 

The committee express their satisfaction with the general 
management of the farm, and with the attention and care of 
the superintendent and matron for those committed to their 

''^'^'^^' HORACE A. BROWN, 

B. T. PUTNEY, 
N. H. SHATTUCK, 
FRANK J. BATCHELDER, 

Committee. 

INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT CITY FARM, 
FEBRUARY 1, 1880. 

Farm and buildings, $15,000.00 

LIVE STOCK. 

1 Sun ' 20.00 

2 hors'es, 150.00 

(> shotes, 24.00 

20 fowls, 15-00 



$699.00 



HAY AND GRAIN. 



17 tons English hay, $238.00 



8 " stock hay, 

2 " oat straw, 

1 " rye straw, 

5 « corn-fodder, 40.00 



64.00 
24.00 
10.00 



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430 bushels corn, $301.00 

6 " rve, 6.00 
80 " oats. 48.00 

7 " Imckwheat, 7.00 
•i " grass seed, 6.75 
1 barrel pop corn, 3.00 



FARMING TOOLS. 

5 plows, $45.00 

1 tvvo-liorse sled, 10.00 

1 ox-sled (traverse), 30.00 

1 {)iuig sleigh, 25.00 

1 express wagon, 50.00 

1 two-horse sled (traverse), 35.00 

1 mowing-niacliine, 75.00 

1 knife-grinder, 10.00 

1 horse-rake, 35.00 

2 buffalo-robes, 25.00 
5 yokes, 10.00 

2 cultivators, 10.00 

3 liarrovvs, 15.00 
2 hay-cutters, 15.00 
1 set harness, 20.00 
1 " 10.00 
1 single harness, 12.00 

1 set draft liarness, 15.00 
10 hay forks, 3.00 
12 feed-boxes, 2.00 

2 two-horse carts, 130.00 

1 two-horse wagon, 100.00 

2 cai't spires, 3.00 
1 fan mill. 5.00 
5 bushel baskets, 2.00 

1 set dry measures, 1.00 

5 manure forks, 3.00 

6 draft-chains, 7.00 

4 small chains, 1.00 
6 hoes, 1.50 

2 garden hoes, .50 
2 n)aiiure hooks, 1.00 
6 shovels, 3.00 



$747.75 



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2 picks, -f2.00 

5 vvliifflctrees, 7.00 

2 iron bars, 3.00 

1 witch-chain, .75 

1 ox-cart body, 10.00 

2 screw Avrenclies, 1.00 

1 hanmier, .50 
4 corn-cutters, .80 
4 ox-muzzles, 1.50 

2 steelyards, 1.50 
1 mallet, .25 
4 chisels, 1.50 

1 garden rake, .25 

2 cross-cut saws, 6.00 
1 jack screw, 4.00 
1 bit-stock and 13 bits, 4.00 
1 scalding-tub, 2.00 
1 hand-saw, .75 
1 pair pole-straps, 1.50 
4 halters, 2.00 
1 drag-rake, 1.00 

3 planes, 3.00 

3 augers, 1.50 
6 axes, 3.00 
1 grindstone, 3.00 

4 scythes and snaths, 2.00 
4 bush scythes and two snaths, 3.00 

50 feet rope, 1.00 

10 rakes, 1.50 

1 spread chain, 1.50 

3 wood-saws, 2.00 
1 stone drag, .50 

4 ladders, 1.50 
1 wheelbarrow, 6.00 
1 spade fork, 1.00 
1 branding-iron, 1.00 
1 oil-stone, 1.00 
1 pair-whiffletrees and evener, 3.50 
1 saw-set, 1.00 
1 grain cradle, 3.50 
1 spade, 1.00 
1 pair ice-tongs and two ice-hooks, 1.50 



$805.30 



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PROVISIONS AND FAMILY STORES. 



225 lbs. ham, 


$22.50 


400 lbs. salt pork, 


36.00 


70 lbs. sausage, 


8.40 


75 lbs. lai-d, 


9.00 


75 lbs. fresh meat. 


7.50 


10 lbs. butter, 


3.00 


25 gallons vinegar. 


10.00 


2 vinegar casks, 


2.00 


2 gallons boiled cider. 


1.50 


2 barrels flour, 


18.00 


15 bari'els meal, 


37.50 


50 lbs, dried apple, 


2.50 


75 dry casks. 


7.50 


16 cords dry wood, 


64.00 


45 cords green wood, 


45.00 


2000 ft. lumber, 


16.00 


1 meat-saw, 


1.25 


1 doz. files, 


.50 


dairy utensils, 


10.00 


4 bushels c. f, salt, 


2.40 


1 pound tea. 


.60 


3 pounds coffee. 


.99 


17 " salt fish. 


1.19 


11 bbls. apples. 


18.25 


80 gallons cider, 


4.80 


10 cider casks, 


3.00 


325 bushels No. 1 potatoes. 


195.00 


20 " beets. 


8.00 


40 " mangolds, 


12.00 


1 " peas, 


3.00 


10 " white beans, 


25.00 


2 " speckled beans, 


4.00 


20 " turnips. 


6.00 


50 " carrots, 


16.50 


1 bbl. soap, 


4.00 


175 pounds sugar, 


17.50 


5 gallons molasses, 


2.50 


320 chestnut posts. 


22.40 




1651.' 



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HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. 



1 washing-machine, $5.00 

1 clothes-wringer, 7.00 

Beds, bedding, and furniture, 502. 7o 



1514.73 

$18,418.06 



RECEIPTS. 

From live stock, 1230.80 

vegetables, 32.45 

wood and lumber, 43.16 

boarding, 739.38 

clothing and bedding, 15.25 

provisions, 229.29 

expense, 14.86 

labor, 40.23 

dairy, 203.18 

hay and grain, 182.34 



EXPENDITURES. 

For live stock, 1222.50 

farming tools, 39.85 

wood and lumber, 4.98 

repairs and improvements, 42.28 

clothing and bedding, 65.96 

provisions, 345.05 

hay and grain, 91.75 

expense, 231.50 

labor, 1,200.75 



STATEMENT. 

Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1879, 115,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1879, 4,312.34 



$1,730.94 



$2,244.62 



$19,312.34 



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Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1880, $15,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1880, 3,418.06 

$18,418.06 



Decrease, 894.28 

CASH ACCOUNT. 



Cash on hand, Feb. 1, 1879, 
received since. 


$201.96 
2,170.57 


$2,372.53 
1,720.30 


Cash paid out, 


$1,495.49 
613.65 


Cash on iiand, Feb. 1, 1880, 

Bills payable, 
receivable. 


$652.23 

$881.84 







Against the farm, $229.61 

COUNTY PAUPERS 

Supported at City Farm during the Year ending Feb. 1, 1880. 
Names. Age, No. of days at Farm. 



Jas. W. Powers, 


77 


365 


Joseph Glines, 


83 


365 


Orrilla Batchelder, 


68 


365 


Sarah J. Sargent, 


49 


365 


Eleazer Davis, 


89 


117 


John Uran, 


85 


4 


Joseph H. Morrill (age unknown), 




117 


Josepli Stiles, 


65 


63 


Henry Davis, 


68 


63 


Chas. Kenniston, 


71 


63 


John Guy, 


69 


63 


Thos. Knovvles, 


38 


63 


Wm. Stewart, 


75 


63 


Obed Stewart, 


72 


63 


Ann Smith, 


55 


QQ 



68 



Eliza White, 




67 


66 


Aphia A. Haynes, 




61 


66 


Rosella Jackmaii (age 


unknown), 




66 


Caroline Brown, 




67 


66 


Hannah Rand, 




62 


117 


Jas. Drew, 




69 


114 


Geo. Cochran, 




8 


119 


Freddie Cochran, 




6 


119 


Arthnr A. Sherman, 






36 


John Long, 


CITY PAUPERS, 




61 


John B. Crumniett, 




72 


365 


Eunice Rivers, 




20 


119 


John A. Rivers, 






119 


Jas. W. Harriman, 




40 


156 



3,784 
days, or lOi years. 

Number at farm Feb. 1, 1880, 7 

Paupers who have Died during the Year. 

John Uran, Feb. 4, 1879, 

James W. Harriman, Dec. 2, 1879, 2 

Number discharged during the year, 20 

Number of different paupers at farm during the 
year, 29 

Average number for the year, lOi 



TWELFTH A]N':N'UAL EEPORT 



OVERSEER OF THE POOR FOR THE YEAR END- 
ING JANUARY 31, 1880. 



To the Board of Mayor and Aldermen : 

Gentlemen : Tlie undersigned herewith submits tlie twelfth 
annual report of expenditures for the poor, including Wards 
1 and 2, exclusive of aid rendered at the almshouse, for the 
year ending Jan. 31, 1880, as follows: 

Families and individuals having a settlement in the city 
have been aided in part or in full, during the year, to the 
amount set opposite their respective names. 

John J. Burke, $65.00 

John J. Dadman, 35.30 

Zach. C. Arlin, 111.63 

Mrs. John F. Burke, 45.53 

J. Everett Hiitchins, 54.00 

Nathaniel K. Emery, 25.38 

Mrs. Clarissa Randall, 16.75 

Mrs. Ralpii R. Evans, 28.13 

Mrs. Henry L. Cliandler, 12.00 

Robert A. Brown, 4.50 

Mrs. Orrison Dudley, 28.50 

Miss R. I. Holt (in Canaan) insane, 87.90 

Mrs. James K. Page, 78.00 

James N. Sullivan, 117.23 

William Hutchinson, Pisherville, 55.00 



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Aaron Lamprey, $32.75 

John B. Baker, 10.50 

William Lee, 12.06 

Sylvester C. Tandy, ' 20.00 

Morris Lamprey, 55.50 

James Dorety, 51.49 

Mrs. Patrick' Donahoe, 80.25 

Mrs. Hattie E. Bodwell, 7.00 

Charles W. Davis, Fisherville (insane), 6.25 

William Sager, Fisherville, 40.00 

F. P. Lear, 6.50 

William T. Putnam, 25.82 

Robert McMichael, 9.75 

Mrs. L. Welch, 5.50 

Charles T. Much, 13.00 

Alvin Welch, 1.28 

Franklin Doyne, 8.00 

George S. Davis, 8.50 
Town of Springfield, for support of Nelson 

Yonng— 1878, 53.70 
Town of Springfield, for support of Nelson 

Young— 1879, ' ' 22.25 



il,184.95 



Families and individuals aided having settlements in other 
towns in the state : 



C. H. Johnson, $122.43 

Mrs. Delia Sippet, 120.02 



^242.45 
SI ,427.40 



Cr. 

Received of the town of Weare, for aid 

of C. H. Jolmson and family, §122.43 

Received of the town of Goffstown, for 

aid of Mrs. Sippet, 120.02 

Received from other sources, 2.75 



$245.20 
1,182.20 



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Paid Asylum for the Insane as follows : 

For board and other expenses of Betsey, 

wife of Michael Haynes, 153.39 

For board and other expenses of Abner 

F. Durgin, 200.19 

For board and other expenses of Ellen 

M. Summers, 197.09 

For board of Charles W. Davis, Fisher- 

ville, 5.93 

For board and expenses of W. T. Put- 
nam, 39.64 

1496.24 

Paid State Reform School, maintenance 

of Daniel Sullivan, 178.00 



,756.44 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 



Aid to county paupers, resident in Concord, not including 
those at the city almshouse, as follows : 

William F. Drew, $12.00 

Benjamin G. Tucker, 35.50 

Jeremiah Lynch, 38.75 

Mrs. Mary Storin, 17.75 

Mrs. Daniel Blackstone. 6.00 

Kate Bresnahan, 30.38 

Charles F. Guild, 103.00 

Mrs. Ellen Woods, 6.00 

Godfrey Jacobs, Jr., 2.00 

Miss Priscilla C. Walker. 29.91 

Mrs. R. M. Allen, 34.75 

Mrs. Nancy Dorety, 13.99 

Simon F. Drew, 20.50 

Mrs. Callahan McCarty. 55.25 

Michael Martin, 103.00 

Mrs. John F. Brown, 20.00 

John Uran, 10.50 

Joseph Wells, 87.98 

A. S. Martin, 8.00 

James C. Rowe, * 7.00 

L. J. Sherman, 13.62 



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Elizabeth Clarv, 17.50 

Mrs. Robert Smith, 78.00 

Mrs. ReubcTi H. Pahner, 1.38 

Mrs. Sylvester Kiggins, 7.72 

Mrs. Mary Owens, Fisherville, 164.50 

Abial Stevens, ' 11.00 

Hiram Stevens, 21.25 

George W. Foote, 15.00 

Honora Noland, 50.75 

Thomas Sullivan's children, 48.00 

Mrs. N. Florence, Fisherville, 87.00 

Moses Lull, 1.00 

Mrs. R. Cooper, 98.00 

Mrs. Patrick Desmond, 54.00 

Joseph Godette, 13.73 

Mis. Amasa Randall, 7.50 

Nathaniel G. Dan forth, 8.28 

Mrs. R. L. Spaulding, 13.00 

Sarah A. Dudley, 104.00 

George C. Beckett, 68.50 

Mrs. Anna Holland, 39.00 

Mrs. Martin Deveny, West Concord, 31.49 

Israel Sliepard, 81.00 

Mrs. Nancy Pearson, 105.00 

Joseph Mitchell, 10.93 

Mrs. Thomas Coty, 62.75 

Julius Ransom, 8.00 

Mrs. Patrick Larkin, Fisherville. 36.75 

George S. Ames, " 1.25 

W. H. Haskell, 9.71 

Mrs. John Haskell, 7.50 

Mrs. Harriet E. Perkins, 22.25 

Prosper Allard, Fisherville, 7.83 

Jeddic Welcome, 15.75 

John Welcome, 5.00 

Timothy Malony, 19.00 

Charles L. Feltman, 11.00 

Mrs. William Hannagan, 12.00 

George W.Perry, 35.00 

Mrs. Charles E. Witham, 1.21 

Benjamin A. Moody, 2.00 

Thomas Haines, 3.00 

Fred. Trudeau. Fisherville, 42.00 



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Benjamin F. Davis, 


S16.00 


William Robinson, 


48.00 


William L. George, 


16.50 


Adelaide Duke, 


17.00 


Owen Mulick, 


32.10 


E. R. Stevens, 


62.65 


Frederick W. Story, 


12.25 


Mrs. John Haines, 


40.00 


Mrs. Sarah Weymouth, 


3.00 


Joseph Giddis, 


5.00 


William H. Tuwle, 


24.08 


Mrs. D. H. McLaughlin, 


6.25 


Mrs. Carrie G. Miner, 


5.50 


Wm. H. Weeks, 


9.50 


Joseph W. Bland, 


144.00 


Albert Arlin, 


13.05 


Mrs. Nancy Fellows, 


29.00 


Moses Bedford, 


2.75 


Mrs. Ellen Geary, 


14.22 


John Knight, 


21.21 


Mrs. Gomo, Fisherville, 


26.93 


Henry Bush way, " 


14.00 


Hannah Doyle, 


6.75 


Thos. Much, 


25.51 


Joseph Chivalier, Fisherville, 


61.00 


Andrew J. Drew, 


25.00 


Mrs. Mary Laplant, 


5.50 


Mrs. Lucretia Danforth, 


4.80 


Transient persons aided. 


74.98 



Amount expended for county paupers off the farm, $2,841.94 
Seventeen persons chargeable to the county have 
been supported at the city alms-house all or a 
part of the year, at an expense of 779.75 



Total amount expended by the city in main- 
tenance of county paupers the past year, $3,621.69 
Total amount expended on city pauper account, 1,756.44 



Making a total on pauper account for the year 

ending Jan. 31, 1880, of $5,378.13 



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Of the above sum, $562.15 was for medical and surgicai 
attendance, 1403,40 being chargeable to the county, and the 
remainder, $158.75, to the city. 

Number of applications for aid the past year, four huudred 
and seventy-one. Entire or partial support has been ren- 
dered one hundred and forty-eight families and individuals, 
numbering four hundred and thirty-eight persons. Of this 
number, one hundred and twelve have a settlement in the 
city: the remaining three hundred and twenty-six have a 
county settlement only. 

It will be noticed that there is a difference of ^338.74 be- 
tween tlie sum paid out for paupers, as stated in expenditure 
account, and that which appears in this re[)ort, whicli is ac- 
counted for as follows : To the sum $338.74, should be added 
$120.33 due the city farm for board and clothing on county 
account, from which deduct 1245.20 received from the towns 
of Weare and Goffstown, and other sources, leaving $213.87 ; 
and, as an offset to this amount, we have on hand over fifty 
cords of wood. 

The duties of overseer of the poor are attended with diffi- 
culties, not so much on account of the labor to be performed, 
as to know when and where aid should be bestowed. 

In discharging these duties, we have endeavoied to make 
proper investigation of all applications for relief, and render 
such assistance as the circumstances seemed to demand, and 
which, in our judgment, we thought just and right. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. A. COCHRAN, 

Overseer of Poor. 



EEPORT or THE CITY PHYSICIAN. 



To the City Council: 
I have made during the year ending January 31, 1880 — 

Visits to the almshouse, 14 

Visits to those aided by the overseer of 

the poor, 266 

Prescriptions to those aided by the over- 
seer of the poor, 27 

The total number at the almshouse during the year has 
been 29 ; average number, 9^. The small average, compared 
with the total, was caused by the removal of most of the 
county paupers to the county farm early in tlie year. Two 
deaths have taken place at the almshouse, — one of an old 
man who had been there a number of years, from old age ; 
the other of a man placed there during the year, from con- 
sumption. On the whole, tlie inmates have been very com- 
fortable ; and the same good care and attention which have 
been shown them in previous years have continued during 
the past year. 

It is needless for me to say that those obliged to seek a 
home at the public expense are in most cases advanced in 
years, and in a great measure unable to do anything more 
than to care for their individual wants, and many hardly that. 
It is but just and humane, that what is proper for their com- 
fort should be rendered them. This, I am sure, has been 
done. 



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While my professional visits to the almshouse have been 
only fourteen during the year, it has been my custom to make 
frequent calls when in that neighborhood, and I have kept 
fully acquainted with the condition of all who have been 
there. 

I have made a few more visits to those aided by the over- 
seer of the poor, not at tlie almshouse, than in any previous 
year. This does not show tliat any serious epidemic has been 
among us ; — but the number of persons aided will, of course, 
vary in different years. 

It is quite hard to answer all calls made upon me by the 
poor and their friends, and at the same time make no more 
visits than are actually necessary. The greater part, however, 
of those assisted have shown a willingness to make no more 
expense than was really needed, and have been very thank- 
ful and appreciative of all that has been done for them. 
Very respectfully, 

GEORGE COOK,M.D. 

Concord, Feb. 20, 1880. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the City Council: 

We liave the honor to submit the following report for the 
year ending December 31, 1879 : 

Only twelve complaints have come to us in regular form. 
The nature of them has been similar to those in previous 
years. Verbal complaints have been made to each of us ; 
and anonymous letters have been received, calling our atten- 
tion to certain localities. It has been our custom to give 
advice and assistance in any matter that affects the public 
health or of private individuals ; but, in order to proceed ac- 
cording to law, every complaint should be made in proper 
form. Suitable blanks were furnished in all cases, when de- 
sired. 

The General Statutes and the City Ordinances define, to a 
certain extent, the duties of health officers ; but too often we 
are left to decide that certain things are really nuisances be- 
fore we make the attempt to remove them. 

There can be no doubt that swine and cattle, kept in the 
compact part of the city, do create a very great nuisance. 
We would earnestly recommend that your honorable body 
properly restrict this practice by ordinance. We could then 
move understandingly, and the responsibility would be placed 
where it belongs. 

SEWERS. 

We have a very complete system of sewers. A large sum 
of money has been expended in their construction, and, if 



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properly cared for, they will prove a great blessing. The city 
government has wisely placed safeguards about them, defin- 
ing the way and manner they are to be dealt with. Having 
done this, would it not be well to do more ? We believe our 
sewers should be under the supervision of one man, who is 
properly versed in tlie management of sewers, and he should 
be held responsible for their condition. The subject of prop- 
er ventilation of the sewers has been much agitated of late. 
We have not learned that any one has suggested a perfect 
method of accomplishing this result. We are not able to do 
it ; but it seems to us, that if every one who connects a soil- 
pipe with any main or branch sewer, did so in the manner 
prescribed by law, it would help a great deal, for every such 
connection would be a source of ventilation. 

VITAL STATISTICS. 

The registrar has given full tables of vital statistics. A 
careful examination of his report will be very instructive. 
The causes of death have been carefully tabulated by us, and 
make a very accurate showing of the diseases that have been 
among this community the past year. Great credit is due to 
the physicians for complying so fully and promptly with the 
ordinance relating to this subject. 

We would call attention to certain vague terms used in 
some certificates of cause of death, such as "Feebleness of 
Constitution," " Fits," '^ Internal Tumor," and the like. The 
term Marasmus, as in last year's report, is made to include 
all those deaths of senile decay, or old age ; and also those 
of infants, whose deaths have been caused from mal-assim- 
ilation, as it has been used synonymously in the certificates. 

Consumption, the scourge of this part of the country, leads 
in the table, and should well claim the earnest thought of 
every scientific man. Typhoid and intestinal diseases seem 
to be on the decrease ; but diphtheria has claimed twenty-one 
for its victims. Are these diseases in any manner prevent- 
able ? We believe they are. 



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Our death-rate has been large. One death in every sixty 
of our population is too great a ratio, occurring in an intel- 
ligent community, and in one Nature has done so much for 
by way of healthy location. 

Total number of deaths among residents, 233. ^ 

Population, 14,000. 

Death-rate per thousand, nearly 17. 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 



Accident, 


4 


Embolism, 


1 


Alcoholism, 


1 


Epilepsy, 


2 


Apoplexy, 


7 


Exhaustion, 


2 


" (pulmonary), 


1 


Fever (typhoid), 


4 


Ascites, 


1 


" (gastric). 


1 


Brain congestion, 


2 


Gangrene, 


1 


Brain disease. 


3 


Gastric Catarrh, 


1 


Brain inflammation. 


3 


Gastro-Enteritis, 


1 


Briglit's disease. 


5 


Heart Disease, 


10 


Bronchitis, 


3 


" (valvular). 


3 


" (capillary), 


1 


Heart Paralysis, 


2 


" (chronic). 


2 


" clot, 


1 


Cancer, 


2 


Hydrocephalus, 


7 


" of Bladder, 


1 


Inflammation of Bowels, 


4 


" of Liver, 


1 


" of Peritoneum,! 


" of Stomach, 


1 


" (puerperal), 




Childbed, 


1 


Internal Tumor, 




Cholera Morbus, 


1 


Imperfect Development, 




" Infantum, 


10 


Laryngitis (chronic), 




Consumption, 


33 


Leucocythemia, 




Convulsions (infantile), 


5 


Lungs, Congestion of, 




Cystitis (chronic), 


2 


" Disease of. 




Diabetes, 


1 


" Gangrene of, 




Diarrhoea, 


2 


" Hemorrliage froir 


', 1 


Diphtheria, 


21 


Marasmus, 


23 


Dropsy, 


1 


Meningitis, 


1 



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Metritis, 


1 


Stomach, Hemorrhage 




Ovarian Tumor, 


1 


from, 


1 


Paralysis, 


14 


Stomach, Ulceration of, 


1 


Pneumonia, 

Typhoid, 


7 
4 


Syncope, 

Tubercular Disease of 


1 


Premature Birth, 


4 


Stomach and Bowels, 


1 


Rheumatism (chronic), 


1 


Unknown, 


2 


Scrofula, 
Suicide, 


1 
1 


Whooping Cough, 


2 



Concord, Feb. 1, 1880. 



JOHN CONNELL, 
GEORGE COOK, m. d., 
ALFRED E. EMERY, m. d.. 

Board of Health. 



^ 



REPORT 



CITY REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS. 



To the City Comicil: 

Gentlemen: The revised ordinances of the city, Cliapter 
XV, making the city clerk Registrar of Vital Statistics, re- 
quiring that he shall keep a full record of all births and 
deaths, and issue permits for burials, lias been complied 
with, so far as the returns have been received, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of births reported, 234 ; — males, 120 ; fe- 
males, 115 ; still born (not included in the above), 20. In 
Ward 1, 20 ; Ward 2, 10 ; Ward 3, 18 ; Ward 4, 71 ; Ward 

5, 38 ; Ward 6, 54 ; Ward 7, 24. In January, 19 ; Febru- 
ary, 30 ; March, 15 ; April, 17 ; May, 19 ; June, 20 ; July, 
22 ; August, 16 ; September, 14 ; October, 20 ; November, 
22 ; December, 20. 

Number of intentions of marriage recorded, 157. 

Number of marriages solemnized in the city, so far as re- 
turns have been made, 127. 

Whole number of deaths reported as follows : Ward 1, 19 ; 
Ward 2, 19 ; Ward 3, 7 ; Ward 4, 64 ; Ward 5, 48 ; Ward 

6, 52 ; Ward 7, 24 ;— total, 233. Under 1 year, 34 ; between 
1 and 5, 26 ; between 5 and 10, 11 ; between 10 and 20, 12 ; 

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between 20 and 30, 21 ; between 30 and 40, 15 ; between 40 
and 50, 13 ; between 50 and 60, 22 ; between 60 and 70, 23; 
between 70 and 80, 29 ; over 80, 27. In January, 25 ; Feb- 
ruary, 17 ; March, 19 ; April, 17 ; May, 17 ; June, 20 ; July, 
13 ; August, 19 ; September, 20 ; October, 19 ; November, 
21 ; December, 26. 

Deaths in public institutions, in addition to the above, 34, 
as follows : N. H. Asylum for the Insane, 23 ; state prison, 6 
(2 executions) ; city almshouse, 2 ; — making a total of 264. 

Of this number, the remains of 75 were carried out of the 
city for burial ; and 45 who died elsewhere were brought 
liere for the same purpose ; — making the whole number of 
interments in the city the past year, 234, as follows: Old 
Cemetery, 46 ; Blossom Hill, 91 ; Calvary (R. C), 38 ; 
Pine Grove (East Concord), 15 ; West Concord, 7 ; Wood- 
lawn (Fisherville), 17; Millville,7 ; Souoook (Loudon road), 
1 ; Horse Hill, 3 ; tomb, 6. 

In making up this report, it is hardly possible to get the 
exact number in all cases, as the returns are not forwarded 
as promptly as is desirable ; but the foregoing is very nearly 
correct. 

J. A. COCHRAN, Qity Registrar. 



RE F»0 RT 

OF THE 

CEMETERY COMMITTEE 



To the Hon. Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Concord : 

Tlie Cemetery Committee beg leave to present the follow- 
ing Annual Report for the year ending January 31, 1880. 

OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 
Received from interest on invested fund, $42.00 

Paid Wm. Abbott, 20 days' work, 120.00 

A. D, Locke, for work, 5.62 

Peter Lary, 10 days' work, 10.00 

Joseph Cote, 4^ " 6.88 

Geo. Goodhue, repairs on water-works, 7.05 

148.55 



Balance due committee, $6.55 

CHAS. C. LUND, 
CHARLES WOODMAN, 
J. H. CHASE, 

Committee. 
BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 

Received from sale of lots, $2,114.60 

for digging graves, 218.00 

hay of John Gallagher, 34.50 



fe2,480.86 



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Received for liay of Hugh McAlpine, $22.00 

Mr. Kellum, 12.50 

use of liose, 11.00 

Balance from last year, 68.26 

Paid city treasurer one half sales of 
lots, to be added to invested 
fund, $1,057.30 

Thomas Carly, 130 days, @ |1.50, 195.00 

Peter Lary, 90 " 1.00, 90.00 

Josepli Cote, llTi " 1.25, 146.62 

Wm. Abbott, 321 '^ 1.00, 32.75 

Chas. Baker, 128 " 1.25, 160.00 

for diggiug graves, 49.00 

A. D. Locke, 8i " 1.25, 10.63 

0. Connor, for drawing stakes, .25 

for repairing faucet, .25 

sharpening picks, -25 

Moore & Sons, for tools, 2.70 

City, for water, 16.00 

Gust Walker, for tools, 1-40 
Union Steam Mill, for stakes and 

boards, 7.67 

Chas. Woodman, supt., 95 days, 190.00 

Use of horse and cart 24 days, 42.00 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, for tools, 18.05 

C. 0. Foss, for surveys, per bill, 57.25 

C.C.Lund, "" 20.50 

James E. Holt, for lot, 34.00 

$2,131.62 

Balance in hands of committee, 349.24 

$2,480.86 

The amount of the Permanent Fund, now in the hands of the 
City Treasurer, is as follows : 

Cash paid in last year, ^^07*i - 

Interest, one year at 6 per cent., ail'ln 

Cash paid in this year, 1,057.30 

Amount January 31, 1880, $1,536.90 



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The cemetery has been kept in good condition, and your 
committee look forward to the time when the interest on the 
permanent fund, together with the amounts which we may 
be able to save from the one half sales of lots, over and 
above expenses, will enable them to build a permanent fence 
to enclose the entire ground. 

CHAS. C. LUND, 
CHARLES WOODMAN, 
JAMES H. CHASE, 

Co7nmittee, 

Concord, N. H., February 9, 1880. 



William F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Dr. 

Balance cash on hand, $2.45 

One half sales, Feb. 1, 1879, to Jan. 31, 

1880, 1,022.30 

Interest on bonds, 16.70 

$1,041.45 

Cr. 
To cash paid for Merrimack Co. bonds, |900.00 
U. S. Bonds. 100.00 



11,000.00 

Feb. 2, 1880. Balance cash on hand, 41.45 



Invested Funds. 

U. S. 4 per cent, bonds, 1550.00 

Merrimack County bonds, 900.00 



^1,041.45 



$1,450.00 



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William F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with Old North Cemetery. 



1879. 




Dr. 


Feb. 1. Balance cash on hand, 
May 5. One half sale of lot, 
Interest on bonds, 


$10.00 

5.00 

42.00 


$57.00 
Cr. 


By cash paid Chas. Woodman, 

Feb. 2, 1880. Balance cash on hand, 


S42.00 
15.00 


157.00 



Invested Funds. 
City of Concord Water-Works bonds, $700.00 



William F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with West Concord Cemetery. 

1879. Dr. 

Balance cash on hand, $30.00 

Dec. 31. Cash from sale of lot, 2.00 

$32.00 

1880. Ck. 
Jan. 31. Balance cash on hand, $32.00 

Respectfully submitted. 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 



REPOUT 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES OE THE PUBLIC LIBIURY. 



To the City Council : 

The Trustees of the Public Li])rary present their report for 
the year 1879-80, accompanied by reports from the Librarian 
and Treasurer covering the same time. 

Tlie library now contains 7,617 volumes. Two hundred 
and sixty-eight new books have been added during the year, 
beside replacing volumes in such constant use as to have be- 
come worn out. 

The use of the library has been much the same as in the 
few last years. About the usual number of persons have 
accepted its privileges. Many valuable books are among the 
additions, both in the circulating and reference departments. 
For details, see the Librarian's report. The Statistical Atlas 
of the United States, in the reference library (presented by 
Senator Rollins), is a work of rare excellence of its kind. 
It is filled with valuable statistical information, and is adorned 
with a large number of maps and diagrams, illustrating the 
condition of the country and its stores of wealth, beside 
an accumulation of information upon a great variety of top- 
ics, collated from the census of 1870. This Atlas is worthy 
of examination and study Ity the carious, and by the seeker 
for such statistical information as it contains, pertaining to 
our country. 



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All especial need of our city at the present time is a public 
reading-room. The Board of Trustees believe the time has 
come when this need should be provided for. Opportunity 
now offers whereby this scheme can l)e accomplished by a 
small annual outlay of money on the part of the city. A 
room adjoining the library can now be secured for the above- 
mentioned purpose ; and such a convenience and need can 
be sustained under the same management as the library. 
Provision should early be made to meet this want of our 
city, if no reasonable objection be found. Books, magazines, 
reviews, etc., can easily be supplied from the library to meet 
tlie demands for its maintenance. In this way the library 
can be utilized to such extent as seems necessary fortius en- 
terprise. This proposition being now before the city author- 
ities for consideration, nothing further need be said upon 
the subject here, except that the Board earnestly desire that 
this proj)Osal shall become an accomplished fact at an early 
day. 

The Board continue to solicit donations of books for the 
library from its friends, for the benefit of all concerned. 

Respectfully submitted. 

A. W. FISKE, Ward 1, 
J. T. CLOUGH, Ward 2, 

, Ward 3, 

F. D. AYER, Ward 4, 
GEO. E. JENKS, Ward 5, 
CHARL:^S C. LUND, Ward 6, 
JEREMIAH S. NOYES, Ward 7, 

Trustees of Public Library. 



REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 



To the. Trustees of Concord Public Library : 

Your Librarian herewith submits his Annual Report for the 
year ending January 17, 1880. 

Number of volumes in library at last report, 7,349 

Additions by purchase, 254 

Additions by donations, 14 

Number of volumes now in library, 7,617 

The patronage of tlie general library has been about the 
same as last year, while the use of the reference department 
has been largely increased. There have been added to this por- 
tion of the library, — Webster's and Worcester's Unabridged 
Dictionaries (the latest editions); Rev. Charles Spurgeon's 
Treasury of David (a commentary on the Psalms, in five 
volumes); also the Statistical Atlas of the United States 
(presented by Hon. E. H. Rollins), with other valuable 
books of reference. 

To the general library there have been additions of many 
valuable books, among which is a complete set of the Atlan- 
tic Monthly, in 48 volumes. 

The donations have been, — 1 vol. Santa Barbara, Cal.; 
The Sanitarian (presented by H. A. C. McPhail); 1 Statisti- 
cal Atlas of the United States, and 6 vols. Public Documents 



90 

(presented by Hon. E. H. Rollins); 1 vol. African Explorers 
(by Charles W. Diederich); 1 vol. Life of W. H. Y. Hackett 
(by Frank Hackett) ; 4 Annual Reports of Comptroller of the 
U. S. Mint. 

Respectfully submitted. 

FRED'K S. CRAWFORD, 

Librarian. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



WM. P. FISKE, Treasurer, 

In Account with the Concord Public Library. 



1879. 


Dr. 




Feb. 


To balance from last year, 


137.60 


Apr. 9. 


appropriation (in part), 


1150.00 


July 8. 


a u 


250.00 


Sept. 23. 


u a 


350.00 


1880. 






Jan. 2. 


To appropriation (in part), 


250.00 


Jan. 30. 


To interest from Pierce fund, 


ypx.uvu. w 

$60.00 




" Lyon fund. 


60.00 

®ioo 00 


Jan. 30. 


To receipts from library. 


181.95 



1879. Cr. 

Jan. 29. By paid J. N. McClintock (atlas), 16.00 
L. B. Bailey, 5.50 

Houghton, Osgood & Co., 6.00 
J. W. Ferrin, 7.60 

J. N. McClintock, agent, 1.50 
" 3.50 

Kanlet & Prescott, 3.90 

F. S. Crawford, salary, 112.50 
gas bill, 12.96 

Chas. Scribner's Sons, 5.00 
N. J. Bartlett & Co., 21.00 



.,339.55 



Feb. 


10, 




15. 


Mar. 


1, 




13. 




31. 


April 


1. 


May 


9 




30 



92 

1879. 
June 1. By paid F. S. Crawford, salary, 175.00 
17. International News Co., 6.50 

30. H. F. Wood, 4.00 

July gas bill, 12.42 

E. C. Eastman, 146.99 

Republican Press Asso- 
ciation, 11.17 
Oct. 1. F. S. Crawford, salary, 150.00 
gas bill, 12.15 
11. N. J. Bartlett & Co., 10.83 
Nov. 1. F. S. Crawford, salary, 37.50 
13. Charles Scribner's Sons, 6.00 
19. M. E. Clough & Co., 18.13 
Dec. 1. F. S. Crawford, salary, 37.50 

1880. 
Jan. 1. F. S. Crawford, salary, 37.50 

gas bill, 15.39 

Republican Press Asso- 
ciation, 31.25 
Houghton, Osgood & Co., 6.00 
Dodd, Mead & Co., 10.00 

E. C. Eastman & Co., 193.79 

F. S. Crawford, binding, 

etc., 197.40 
F. S. Crawford, sundry 

bills, 30.55 

F. S- Crawford, salary, 37.50 

postage, .15 

By balance cash on hand, 66.37 

11,339.55 

WM. P. FISKE, Treasurer. 

Concord, N. H., Feb. 2, 1880. 



REPORT 



CITY SOLICITOR. 



To the City Council : 

Since my last report, the suit of Harlan P. Gage and wife 
V. Concord has been settled by the city paying the plaintiffs 
the sum of -$150, in full satisfaction of all claim they or eith- 
er of them had for all damage and costs. 

At the April term, 1879, the suit of Jolni F. Edgerly and 
wife V. Concord was tried by a jury, and resulted in a verdict 
for the plaintiffs in the sum of ^6,125. Exceptions were 
taken, and the case was transferred to the Law Term of the 
Supreme Court. At tiiat term the court ordered the verdict 
set aside, on the ground that the declaration in the writ was 
not supported by the evidence, and that a nonsuit should 
have been ordered at the trial term. At the October term, 
1879, the plaintiffs obtained leave to file an additional count 
to their writ, setting forth that tiie city was liable on ac- 
count of the negligence of its officers. This leave was ob- 
tained upon terms that the plaintifis should pay all costs ac- 
crued to the time of filing the new count. The original dec- 
laration alleged that the city was liable on account of an in- 
sufficient highway, and the new count alleges liability on ac- 
count of the carelessness of city officials in using one of the 
city hydrants. Exceptions were taken to the allowance of 



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the amendment, and to the sufficiency of t§ie new count. 
The case was transferred to the Law Term, where it is now 
pending. The writ in tliis action is dated August 30, 1876. 

The suit of George W. Wadleigh v. Concord was com- 
menced August 24, 1878. Tlie plaintiff claims $1,000 dam- 
ages for injuries done to a building owned by him in Fisher- 
ville, on the 18th day of June, 1875, by certain persons un- 
lawfully, riotously, and turaultuously assembled together. 
The case has not been reached in court, but is ready for trial 
at any time. 

On the 22d day of February, 1879, the First National Bank 
of Concord and the National State Capital Bank filed their 
several petitions in court, praying for the abatement of taxes 
assessed upon them respectively upon " money on hand at 
interest or on deposit," the same being upon their surplus 
funds, alleging that the assessment was " unjust, unauthor- 
ized, and illegal." In the case of each bank the tax thus as- 
sessed amounted to i732. 

These petitions were entered in court at the April terra, 
1879, and trials were had before the court. Tlie questions 
arising were transferred to the Law Term in June, and were 
subsequently decided in favor of the city, the court holding 
that the assessment of such taxes was just and legal. 

At the April term, 1879, Thomas McGrath, of Manches- 
ter, filed his petition under the statute, alleging that, on the 
13th day of January, 1879, he fell on the sidewalk in front 
of the store of Albert W. Gale, on Main street, and received 
severe injuries; that the sidewalk was icy, unsafe, and dan- 
gerous, through neglect of the city; and that the accident oc- 
curred on account of this condition of the walk. He claims 
that he was damnified to the amount of $300, and that he 
was prevented from filing his claim at the time, as by law 
required, on account of the serious nature of his injury, by 
reason of his absence from the city, and for other reasons, 
and prays that he may have leave to file his claim for dam-. 
ages with the city clerk. 



95 

Subsequently, McGrath asked leave to amend his petition 
by claiming his damages at $1,000 instead of $300. The 
petition with the proposed amendment has been referred to 
Hon. W. H. H. Allen, associate justice of the Supreme 
Court, and it is now pending before him. 

The suits of Edgerly and Wadleigh i\ Concord, and the 
petition of McGrath, are the only suits in court where the 
city is a party. 

CHAS. P. SANBORN, Solicitor 



REPORT 

OF THE 

POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Concord : 

The Police Justice herewith submits the Twenty-seventh 
Annual Report. 

The proceedings of the police court during the eight 
months ending with the 30th day of September, 1879, are 
stated separately from those of the subsequent four months, 
ending with this date, in consequence of recent legislation. 

The number of civil actions entered during said 

eight months was 78 

during the last four months, 55 

In all, 133 

During the year but one person of foreign birth has been 
admitted to citizenship. 

The number of arraignments for alleged criminal 
offences before the police justice during said 
eight months was 111 

during the last four months, 36 

In all, 147 

The reports of the City Marshal, and of the Assistant City 



97 

Marshal of this date, state the character and results of the 
prosecutions in whicli those officers participated. 

The police justice charges — 
For costs belonging to tlie city arising 
from criminal prosecutions during 
said eight months, $107.97 

during the last four months, 11.00 

8118.97 



For fines during said eight months, $230.00 

during the last four months, 74.00 



For fees in civil actions during said eight 

months, $43.81 

during the last four months, 26.73 



$304.00 



170.54 

$493.51 

And discharges himself as follows : 

Paid for blanks and expenses, $ 3.94 

Paid to city treasurer, 489.57 

1493.51 

SYLVESTER DANA, Police Justice. 
Concord, January 31, 1880. 
7 



REPORT OF SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. 



To His Honor the Mayor and the Aldermen of the City of 

Concord : 

The undersigned submits the following report of the busi- 
ness brought before him during the year 1879. 

Three cases have been tried, one of which was dismissed 
with costs ; the other two were bound over to the supreme 
court. 

I have also held one day of the civil term. 
Respectfully submitted. 

L. S. MORRILL, Special Justice. 



REPORT 



CITY ISI^RSH^L 



To the City Council : 

Gentlemen : I liave the lioiior to submit a report of the 
Police Department for the year ending Jan. 31, 1880. 

The whole number of arrests made during the year, not 
including those made at Pisherville, was 197, as follows : 

Assault and battery, 18 

Adultery, 2 

Breaking and entering, 3 

Bastardy, 1 

Common street-walker, 1 

Common drunkard, 1 

For being out late at night, 15 

Fornication, 7 

For taking a boat without claim or right, 2 

For putting obstructions on a railroad, 3 

Intoxication, 72 

Idle person, 1 

Indecent exposure, 2 

Insane persons, 6 

Keeping liquor for sale and selling liquor, 10 

Keeping a dog without license, 2 

Keeping a saloon open after ten o'clock, 1 

Larceny, 19 



100 



Malicious injury to a garden, 1 

Over-driving a horse, 2 

Peddling without license, 3 

Suspicious persons, 6 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 20 



197 



Of the aljove cases 119 were arraigned before the Police 
Court, charged with the following offences, to wit, — 

Adultery, 2 

Assault and battery, 18 

Breaking and entering, 3 

Common drunkard, 1 

Fornication, 7 

For putting obstructions on a railroad, 3 

For taking a boat without claim or right, 2 

Intoxication, 88 

Indecent exposure, 1 

Keeping liquor for sale and selling liquor, 10 

Keeping a dog without license, 2 

Keeping a saloon open after ten o'clock, 1 

Larceny, 19 

Malicious injury to a garden, 1 

Peddling without a license, 3 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 8 



119 



And were disposed of as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fines, 85 
Ordered to recognize to appear at the Supreme 

Court, 29 

Sentenced to the house of correction, 2 

Discharged, 3 



119 

Discharged from custody without complaint, 78 

Total, 197 



101 

Twenty-eight buildings have been found open, and secured. 
Wiiole number of lodgers accommodated at the station- 
house during the year, 64. 



Respectfully submitted. 
Concord, Jan. 31, 1880. 



JOHN CONNELL, 

City Marshal. 



ASSISTAHT CITY MARSHAL'S REPORT, 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned submits the following report of the Po- 
lice Department in Ward 1 for the year ending Feb. 29, 
1880. Whole number of arrests made during the year, 19. 

Disorderly conduct, 3 

Adultery, 1 

Intoxication, 8 

Assault, 1 

Fast driving, 1 

Breaking and entering, 1 

Larceny, 1 

Assault with intent to kill, 1 

Insane, 1 

Tramp, 1 

19 

Of the above cases 12 were arraigned before the Police 
Court, charged with the following offences, to wit, — 

Intoxication, 5 

Fast driving, 1 

Larceny, 1 

Assault with intent to kill, 1 

Tramp, 1 

Assault, 1 
Disorderly conduct, • 2 

12 



103 

And were disposed of by the Police Court as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fines, 10 
Ordered to recognize to appear at the Supreme 

Court, 2 

Discharged without complaint, 7 

19 
Number of lodgers accommodated at the sta- 
tion-house, 6 

Number of prisoners and lodgers, 25 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CHADWICK, 

Assistant City Marshal. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Aldermen : 

111 accordance with the provisions of tlie ordinance relating 
to the Fire Department, passed March, 1878, I herewith pre- 
sent my annual report for the year ending January 31, 1880. 

In the report will be found a statement of the number of 
fires, together with the losses and amount of insurance on 
the same, as nearly as could be ascertained. 

The year has been comparatively free from fires, the de- 
partment having been called out but eleven times, and the 
losses aggregating less than $20,000, the losses in nearly 
every case being fully covered by insurance. 

Tiie machinery of the department has been kept in good 
condition. Five hundred feet of hose has been added to the 
equipment at Fislierville, and one hundred and fifty feet at 
East Concord, to replace hose that had become worthless 
from age and long use. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank the Mayor and the Commit- 
tee on Fire Department, for their support in all measures 
tending to promote the efficiency of the department ; also 
to the Board of Engineers, the officers, and the members 
of the entire force, my thanks are due for their prompt and 
willing support at all times. 

JAMES N. LAUDER, 

Chief Engineer. 



105 



LIST OP FIRES AND ALARMS DURING THE YEAR. 

Feb. 9, 1879. False alarm. 

April 18. State Capital Bank. Loss, $9,583.67; fully 
insured. 

May 23. Mike Ahern's house, East Concord. Loss, 
$953.86; fully insured. 

June 18. Building near city sheds. No damage. 

July 3. E. B. Hutchinson's dry house. Loss, $1,200 ; 
fully insured. 

Aug. 30. H. Chadwick's barn, Fisherville. Loss, $600 ; 
fully insured. 

Sept. 2. Old state prison. Loss, about $100. 

Oct. 22. Critchett's soap house. Loss, $100. 

Nov. 6. L. Clough & Co.'s furniture shop. Railroad square. 
Loss, 15,726.52 ; fully insured. 

Dec. 17. Buildings belonging to Mr. Blakeley, State street. 
Loss, $941.86 ; fully insured. 

Dec. 29. Elm House stable. Loss, $115 ; insured. 



106 



ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTME]^T 
FOR 1880. 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 



Names. 
James N. Lauder, 



N. H. Haskell, 
Chas. M. Lang, 
Wm. D. Ladd, 
Daniel B. Newhall, 
Geo. L. Lovejoy, 
Geo. W. Corey, 
Cyrus R. Robinson, 
Harrison Partridge, 



Occupations. 
Master Mechanic, N. R. R., 

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

Painter, 

Painter, 

Iron merchant, 

Clerk, 

Undertaker, 

Carpenter, 

Manufacturer, 

Merchant, 



Residences. 
Franklin street. 



Perley street. 
Centre street. 
Rumf ord street. 
State street. 
Fayette street. 
Ward One. 
Ward Two. 
Ward Three. 



SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

Six fire suits, $75; 6 badges, $48; 8 fire hats, $64; 6 lanterns, $30; -total, $217. 
Miscellaneous property not in service. 

Two hose-carriages, $325 ; 2 brass trumpets, $10 ; 3 bells, $8 ; 1 set new grates for 
steamer, $7 ; 2 brass crank boxes, $4 ; 1 lignum-vitas crank box, $3 ; 3 extra lathes for 
pump packing, $3 ; 3 extra pump valve guides, $3 ;— total, $363. 

Schedule of Property at Central Fire Station. 

One wheelbarrow, $6; 2 vises, $12; 1 fire-pot, $4; 1 step-ladder, $8.50; 1 ash-pail, $3; 
3 set hose clamps, $4.50; 3 riveting bars, $4; 1 setting-tool, $1.50; 1 pair cut nippers, 
$1.50; lot punches, $2; 1/2 ton cannel coal, $11.50; 3 cords slabs, $6; 8 tons hard coal, 
$68; 4 barrels coke, $6; 1 grindstone, $8;— total, $146.50. 



107 



KEARSARGE STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY. 
Central Fire Statioti— Warren Street. 



OFFICERS. 



Geo. a. Glover, Foreman, 
B. F. HAKDY, Asst. Foreman. 



No. of Badge. Names. 

11. Geo. A. Glover, 

12. B. Frank Hardy, 

17. "Warren H. Corning, 

15. Jas. H. Sanders, 

16. Chas. H. Sanders, 

18. A. L. Currier, 

13. D. W. C. Everett, 

19. C. C. Blancliard, 

20. Geo. E. Miuot, 

21. H. C. Minot, 

14. Lewis Wriglit, 

22. B.F.Colby, 

23. W. J. Leighton, 



D. W. C. Everett, Clerk. 
Jas. H. Sanders, Engineer. 



MEMBERS. 



Occupations. 
Tinsmith, 
Cleric, 

Hair Dresser, 
Carriage Painter, 
Machinist, 
Baggage Master, 
Clerk, 

Carriage Painter, 
Lamplighter, 
Clerk, 
Driver, 
Engineer, 
Painter, 



Residences. 
State street, cor West. 
Fayette street. 
Green street. 
Main street. 
South street. 
Prince street. 
Spring street. 
State street. 
Green street. 
Montgomery street. 
Warren street. 
Railroad square. 
State street. 



Schedule of Property— Steamer Kearsarge. 

Steamer, $3,200; hose-carriage, $200; 12 fire suits and 13 fire hats, $232.25; 10 reefing 
jackets, 875; 2 blunderbusses, with spray nozzles, *53; 1 hydrant coupling, »16; 3 lan- 
terns and 2 water-buckets, §12; 1 smoke stack, SIO; 10 spanner belts, $10; 10 sets span- 
ners, $10; 7 wrenches, $5; 1 shovel, 1 bar, 1 axe, $4; 1 poker, 1 oil-can, 5 feet rubber 
hose, 1 hammer, $3.50; 1 reducer, $2..50; 2 horse blankets, .$10; 1 mud apron, $5; 1 
^ack-screw, $5; 2 gallon oil-cans and 2 hydrant wrenches, $5; 1 feather duster, 1 hand 
brush, $3.75; 2 hydrant gates, $25.00 ;— total, $3,887.00. 



108 



EAGLE HOSE COMPANY, No. i . 
Central Fife Station — Warreti Street. 



Frank W. Blake, Foreman, 
John H. Toof, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 



G. W. Johnson, Clerk. 







MEMBERS. 




No. of Badge 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


24. 


Frank W. Blake, 


Clerk, 


No. 16 Thompson st. 


26. 


G. W. Johnson, 


Painter, 


Pierce street. 


27. 


Reuben R. Grant, 


Blacksmith, 


School St., near Main' 


28. 


Frank F. Morse, 


Carpenter, 


Railroad square. 


29. 


Wm. T.Packard, 


Moulder, 


Centre btreet. 


26. 


John H. Toof, 


Carpenter, 


Warren street. 


30. 


John Marsh, 


Driver, 


Main street. 


31. 


C. J. BjTon, 


Baggage Master, 


Railroad square. 


32. 


F. H. Blanchard, 


Blacksmith, 


34 Warren street. 


33. 


Addison L. Rice, 


Clerk, 


Green street. 


34. 


Will H. Rice, 


Silversmith, 


Green street. 


35. 


J. Ed. Morrison, 


Machinist, 


Tremont street. 



Schedule of Property— Eagle Hose, No. 1. 

One four-wheeled hose-carriage, $700; 1 two-horse pole, *30; 1 hand pole and rope 
reel, $10; 30 feet %-inch rope, $2; 12 fire'hats, $'5; 12 reefing jackets, $90; 14 canvas 
coats, 14 canvas overalls, $140; 2 hand lanterns, $5; 1 axe, S3; 1 iron bar, $2; 2 leather 
hose pipes, 1 Allen's spray and stop nozzle, 1 common nozzle, S45; 2 reducing castings, 
$5 ; 2 pails, Sfl ; 1 sprinkler, fl ; 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, $4; 
spanner belts, $3.25; 1 broom, .25; 2 hydrant gates, $25.00 ;— total, $1,158.00. 



109 



ALERT HOSE COMPANY, No. 2. 
Washington Street. 



OFFICERS. 



W. A. Bean, Foreman. 

B. F. Tucker, Asst. Foreman. 



J. F. Scott, Clerk. 







MEMBERS. 




No. of Badge 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


41. 


Cha3. Chesley, 


Carpenter, 


Prince street. 


39. 


J. F. Scott, 


Carpenter, 


Franklin street. 


38. 


B. F.Tucker, 


Organ manufacturer. 


Jackson street. 


43. 


B. Billsborough, 


Painter, 


Essex street. 


37. 


W. A. Bean, 


Organ manufacturer, 


Jaclison street. 


44. 


W. H. Davis, 


Tailor, 


Washington street. 


42. 


E. A. Saltmarsb, 


Moulder, 


Walnut street. 


40. 


F. S. Jobnsou, 


Harness-maker, 


Centre street. 


45. 


C. A. Davis, 


Blacksmith, 


Wasliington street, 


49. 


Hamilton Piper, 


Carpenter, 


Centre street. 


46. 


F. K. Favor, 


Harness-maker, 


Walnut street. 


48. 


J. R. Smith, 


Carpenter, 


Union street. 



Schedule of Property— Alert Hose, No. 2. 

Brick house and furniture, S2,500 ; 1 four-wheeled hand hose carriage, $600 ; 2 pipes 
and nozzles, $40 ; 2 hydrant wrenches, 854; 1 monkey wrench, 351.25; 3 ladder straps, 
$1.50; 3 hose jackets. S7.50; 6 spanner belts, 5?9; 12 spanners, $9; 14 hose suits, $140; 
15 Are hats, S90; 15 black waluut chairs, $37.50; 10 office chairs, $15; 1 mat, $1.25; 2 
spittoons, Sfl.SO ; 1 feather duster, |3 ; 1 iron ash barrel, $5 ; 1 box stove, .f 15 ; 1 cottage 
stove, $8; 40 feet rope, $2; 1 table, S6; 1 cupboard, !|8; 1 carriage jack, $2; 1 copper 
boiler, $5; 1 pail, .25; 1 scrub brush, .50; 1 mop, .25; 1 snow shovel, .75; 2 oil-cans, 
.50 ; 50 feet rubber hose and nozzle, $10 ; 1 axe, .75 ; 1 saw, .75 ; 2 hydrant gates, $25.00 ; 
2 chamois skins, $1 ;— total, $3,551.25. 



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GOOD WILL HOSE COMPANY, No. 3. 
State Street. 



N. A. DijyCKLEE, Foreman. 
W. E. Dow, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 



N. G. Cabk, Clerk. 



Ko. of Badge. Names. 


Occupations. 


60. 


N. A. Duneklee, 


Stable-kaeper, 


52. 


Norman G. Carr, 


Jeweller, 


57. 


Herman D. Webster, 


Wood-worker, 


55. 


John F. Bartlett, 


Blacksmith, 


54. 


David J. Rolfe, 


Painter, 


51. 


Wm. E. Dow, 


Painter, 


58. 


Benjamin T. Bickford, 


Trimmer, 


59. 


Wm. K. Carter, 


Blacksmith, 


60. 


E. L. Peacock, 


Clerk, 


61. 


F. K. Peacock, 


Clerk, 


62. 


D. P. Wheeler, 


Clerk, 


66. 


C. H. Buigum, 


Cabinet-maker 



Residences. 

Fayette street. 
Tliompson street. 
Grove st., cor. Perley. 
West street. 
State St., cor. Laurel. 
South street. 
State street. 
Fayette street. 
State St., near Laurel. 
State street. 
Main street. 
State street. 



Schedule of Property— Good Will Hose Co., Ko. 3, 

Brick house and furniture, $3,000 ; 1 four-wheel hand hose-carriage, $600 ; 15 fire 
suits, $150 ; 12 fire 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 
dipper, $1; 1 feather duster, $4; 1 broom and shovel, $2; mop and spittoons, $4.50 
copper kettle, SS.SO; 50 feet hand hose, SIO; carriage jack, $3.50; screw wrenoh, $1.50 
2 hydrant gates, §25; 1 axe, $1; 1 oil-can, .40; 2 hose clasps, $6; 2 ladder straps, $1 
—total, $3,956.80. 



Ill 



HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, " CITY OF CONCORD." 
Central Fire Station — Warren Street. 



OFFICERS. 



N. B. Burleigh, Foreman. 
James Johnsok, Asst. Foreman. 



James Kennedy, Clerk. 







MEMBERS. 




No. of Badge 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


63. 


N. B. Burleigh, 


Machinist, 


Prince street. 


79. 


Andrew L. Lane, 


CaiTiage-builder, 


No. 1 Perley street. 


72. 


Jos. H. Lane, 


Carriage-builder, 


No. 1 Laurel street. 


75. 


C. A. Wright, 


Car-builder, 


Spring street. 


76. 


Benjamin Oulette, 


Carpenter, 


No. 3 Jefferson street. 


77. 


Philip Plummer, 


Carpenter, 


No. 138 Spring street. 


71. 


C. H. Smith, 


Teamster, 


Ferry street. 


66. 


D. D. Jameson, 


Blacksmith, 


Thompson street. 


65. 


James Kennedy, 


Hair-dresser, 


Essex street. 


64. 


James Johnson, 


Painter, 


Jefferson street. 


81. 


F. S. Abbott, 


Clerk, 


Hanover street. 


82. 


Henry Gibney, 


Painter, 


Centre street. 


80. 


Joseph P. Mansur, 


Blacksmith, 


Main street. 


70. 


W. W. Kennedy, 


Upholsterer, 


Essex street. 


67. 


S. R. Chandler, 


Wood-worker, 


Wall street. 


74. 


G. A. Huntoon, 


Carpenter, 


Laurel street. 


73. 


Frank Heath, 


Blacksmith, 


Spring street. 


68. 


Ed. Lane, 


Carriage-builder, 


Spring street. 


78. 


J. B. Tyler, 


Painter, 


Bethel street. 


69. 


Frank Bean, 


Wood-worker, 


Wall street. 



Schedule of Property—Hook and Ladder Co., " City of Concord." 
Carriage and apparatus, $1,700 ; 20 fire-suits, $250 ; 20 fire-hats, $125 ;— total, $2,075. 



112 



PIONEER ENGINE COMPANY, No. i. 

Fisherville. 

OFFICERS. 

John H. Rolfe, Foreman. John B. Dodge, Clerk. 

John H. Moore, Asst. Foreman. William W. Allen, Foreman of Host 

Enoch E. Rolfe, Steward. 

MEMBERS. 



Names. 

John H. Rolfe, 
John H. Moore, 
•John B. Dodge, 
William W. Allen, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
Eli Hanson, 
John W. Powell, 
W. O. Tucker, 
N. H. Dunbar, 
r. O. Emerson, 
Robert Crowther, 
J. E. Marden, 
James Riley, 
H. P. Austin, 
M. D. Boyce, 
S. N. Burdick, 
A. C. Bean, 

E. Frank Bean, 
James S. Crowther, 

F. G. Chandler, 
M. Corbett, 

W. P. Chandler, 
E. P. Everett, 
D. Warren Fox, 
Fred Ferrin, 
O. J. Fifield, 
Andrew Foley, 
James Garvey, 
N. S. Gale, 
M. Griffin, 
Barney Gunn, 
Hiram Holbrook, 
Hazen Knowlton, 



Occtipations. 

Door-maker, 

Machinist, 

Glazier, 

Merchant, 

Cabinet-maker, 

Cabinet-maker, 

Moulder, 

Jig-sawyer, 

Teamster, 

Axle-maker, 

Overseer, 

Machinist, 

Carver, 

Cabinet-maker, 

Excelsior-maker, 

Blacksmith, 

Teamster, 

Teamster, 

Carpenter, 

Farmer, 

Flour-packer, 

Carpenter, 

Mechanic, 

Merchant, 

Jig-sawyer, 

Merchant, 

Axle-maker, 

Laborer, 

Merchant, 

Laborer, 

Cabinet-maker, 

Spinner, 

Carpenter, 



Residences. 

Summer street. 
Elm street. 
Charles street. 
Main street. 
Church street. 
Main street. 
Cross street. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 
Merrimack street. 
High street. 
Summer street. 
Church street. 
High street. 
Merrimack street. 
Summer street. 
Centre street. 
Centre street. 
Summer street. 
Penacook street. 
Centre street. 
High street. 
Merrimack street. 
Elm street. 
High street. 
Merrimack street. 
Centre street. 
Main street. 
Spring street. 
Rolfe street. 
Washington street. 
Spring street. 
Penacook street. 



113 



MEMBERS— Continued . 



N'ames. 

John C. Linehan, 
Geo. S. Locke, 
Geo. H. Liuehaii, 
C. G. Morse, 
R. G. Morrill, 
Fred M. JMorse, 
David S. Marsh, 
Abial Rolfe, 
A. W. Rolfe, 
Henry Rolfe, 
George H. Sager, 
Daniel Smith, 
S. G. Sanborn, 
W. H. Supry, 
Geo. W. Vinica, 
A. F. Rolfe, 
H. A. Clark, 



Occupations . 

Merchant, 

Saw-smith, 

Clerk, 

Cabinet-maker, 

Farmer, 

Clerk, 

Cabinet-maker, 

Insurance agent. 

Manufacturer, 

Carpenter. 

Machinist, 

Butcher, 

Blacksmith, 

Laborer, 

Farmer, 

Book-keeper, 

Cabinet-maker, 



Eesidences. 

Charles street. 
Merrimack street. 
High street. 
Elm street. 
Washington street, 
Washington street. 
Centre street. 
Depot street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Main street. 
Summer street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Depot street. 
Penacook street. 
High street. 



Schedule of Property— Pioneer Engine Co., No. 1. 

Engine-house and lot, SSOO ; 1 hand engine, S800; 2 hose carriages, flSO; 1,050 feet 
2-inch hose, $1,0.TO; 1 set runners, §5; 3 lanterns, $3; 2 axes, .ff2; I crow-bar, .$3; 6 fire 
jackets, $18; 2 stoves and funnel, S20; 5 settees, S15; 12 chairs, *9; 1 oil-can and 
lamps, S2; I fire-hook and rope, $25; 15 spanners and wrenches, •'if 7.50; 1 ice-chisel, $4; 
2 blunderbusses, *10; 1 ladder, $5; 1 sprinkling-pot, .50; 1 broom, .50; 1 jack-screw, 
S3; 3 hose clamps, $9; 6 pairs overalls, §3; 1 coal hod, $1.25; 1 shovel, .75; 1 monkey- 
wrench, $1 ; 1 water-pail, .25 ; 529 feet of new hose, $529 ; 1 fork wrench, .50 ; 1 screw- 
driver, .75— total. .?3,478. 



114 



OLD FORT ENGINE COMPANY, No. 
East Coiico7'd. 



John N. Hill, Foreman. 
Oba Hodge, Asst. Foreman. 



W. A. Bean, Clerk. 

John C. Hutchins, Treasurer. 



Names. 

John N. Hill, 
John E. Frye, 
Geo. H. Curtis, 
Win. A. Bean, 
Elbridge Emery, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Latiren Cloiigh, 
Ora Hodge, 
Jos. B. Phmimer, 
Harrison Carpenter, 
Ami Dubia, 
Wm. P. Curtis, 
Clias. C. Chesley, 
Stephen Dustin, 
John C. Hutchins, 
Anthony P. Gate, 
Henry H. Bean, 
Orlando W. Coon, 
Seth A. Bunnell, 
Jos. S. Austin, 
Wm. L. Batchelder, 
Fred. H. Potter, 
Hiram T. Dickerman, 
Amos B. Sanborn, 
Addison Hibbard, 
Albert H. Moores, 
Frederick Newman, 
F. E. Fairfield, 
John T. Hulme, 
C. H. Sanders, 



Occupations. 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Musical instrument-maker, 

Ice-dealer, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Station agent. 

Carpenter, 

Farmer, 

Hose -maker, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Blacksmith, 

Brick-maker, 

Engineer, 

Blacksmith, 

Stone-cutter, 

Farmer, 

Carpenter, 

Hose-maker, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Painter, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Butcher, 

Carpenter, 

Hose-maker, 

Reporter, 

Farmer, 



Residences. 

Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Shawmut street. 
Potter street. 
Shaker street. 
Shawmut street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Penacook street. 
Eastmau street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Curtisville. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Eastman street. 
Shawmut street. 
Portsmouth street. 
East Clinton street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Potter street. 
Potter street. 
East Clinton street. 
Shawmut street. 
Appleton street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Penacook street. 
Eastman street. 
Penacook street. 
Appleton street. 



Schedule of Property— Old Fort, No. 2. 

House, §3,000 ; engine and hose-carriage, $500 ; 350 feet new leather hose, $350 ; 1 
pole for two horses, S16; fire hook and rope, S16; 1 set runners, S510; 6 settees, $24; 2 
stoves and funnel, $10; 2 axes and one bar, $3; 2 lanterns, and lamps, $4; 2 fire suits, 
$2; 6 chairs 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, $3; 2 spanners, 
$1.50; 30 chairs, $75; 6 settees, $24; 1 broom, .25; 1 cord wood, $5;— total, $4,074,75. 



115 

CATARACT ENGINE COMPANY, No. 3. 

JVes^ Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



George Partridge, Foreman. 
H. H. Farnum, Asst. Foreman. 
M. T. Hayes, Htuward. 



J. M. Grossman, Clerk. 
John E. Gay, Treasurer. 
John Murphy, Foreman of Hose. 



MEMBERS. 



Names. 
Geo. Partridge, 
A. R. Fariium, 
J. M. Grossman, 
John E. Gay, 
M. T. Hayes, 
O. A. Downing, 
W. S. Lougee, 
Geo. S. Kellom, 
Patrick Crowley, 
Joel D. Walker, 
H. H. Farnum, 
John Matison, 
John Harrington, 
Jeremiah Quiun, 
Michael Jenkins, 
Geo. H. Speed, 
James Benson, 
Geo. "W. Kemp, 
Thomas Daley, 
Robert Crowley, 
John Murphy, 
T. H. JNIurrey, 

E. S. Parmeuter, 

A. C. Abbott, 
C.E.Todd, 

B. J. Reed, 
Ira C. Phillips, 
H. W. Hoden, 

F. S. Remmington, 
S. Partridge, 



Occapations. 

Kit-maker, 

Farmer, 

Blacksmith, 

Quarryman, 

Mill operative. 

Stone-cutter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Carpenter, 

Teamster, 

Quarryman, 

Mill operative. 

Mill operative, 

Mill operative, 

Stone-cutter, 

Quarryman, 

Mill operative, 

Stone-cutter, 

Blacksmith, 

Quarryman, 

Painter, 

Teamster, 

Farmer, 

Stone-cutter, 

Quarryman, 

Kit-maker, 

Stone polisher, 

Stone-cutter, 

Blacksmith, 



Residences. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Hutchins street. 
Depot street. 
High street. 
Main street. 
Hutchins street. 
Ward 4. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
High street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 



Schedule qf Property — Cataract, J\fo. 3. 

House, SfMl.SO; engine and hose-carriage, $600; 550 feet 2-inch leather hose, $412.50; 
316 feet new hose, $440.95 ; 3 hose clamps, $10.50; 1 pole, $16; 1 set runners, *10; 3 
axes, 1 crow-bar, $5; 2 fire suits, $8; 4 buckets and 2 lanterns, .'S12; 1 trumpet, $5; 2 
stoves and funnel, $10; 8 settees, $32; 1 signal lantern, 93; 6 spanners and belts, $5; 1 
chain and whiffletree, $2 ; 2 torches, $1; 1 monkey-wrench, $1.25; 3 hydrant wrenches, 
»6; 3 reducers, $7.50; 1 oil-can, .50;— total, $2,088.20. 



116 
SUMMARY OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

IN PRECINCT. 

Engineers, 6 

Steamer members, 13 

Hose meml)ers, 36 

Hook and Laddtji members, 20 



— 75 



WITHOUT PRECINCT. 



Members at Fislierville, 50 

Members at East Concord, 30 

Mcm\iers at West Concord, 30 

Enijineers, 3 



— 113 



187 



SCHEDULE OF CITY PROPERTY- FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine house and lot, 134,000.00 

Boiler and beating apparatus, 1,000.00 

Property at Central Station, 146.50 

Hose, 5,500.00 

Engineer's department, 217.00 

Steamer Gov. Hill, 1,500.00 

Steamer Kearsarge, 3,887.00 

Eagle Hose, No. 1, 1,158.00 

Alert Hose, No. 2, bouse and furniture, 3,551.25 

Good Will Hose, No. 3, bouse and furniture, 3,956.80 

Hook and Ladder, No. 1, 2,075.00 

Pioneer, No. 1, Fisherville, including bouse, 3,478.00 
500 feet 2-incli hose, at Amsden's mills, Fisherville, 450.00 
150 feet 2-inch hose, at Brown's mills, Fisherville, 150.00 

Old Fort, No. 2, East Concord, including house, 4,074.75 

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

Miscellaneous property, not in use, 363.00 

Total, $67,595.50 



117 



PUBLIC RESERVOIRS.* 



Capacity — Cubic feet. Value. 

1. Main street, neai- Abbot-Dovvuing Co.'s, 1,000 •! oOO 

2. '• near Harvey, Morgan & Co.'s, 1,000 300 

3. " corner of Pleasant street, f 1,500 450 

4. " middle front state honse yard, f 1,500 450 

5. " rear of city ball, 

6. State street, corner of Wasiiington street, 

7. " opposite Winter street, 

8. " in liigb scbool yard, 

9. " corner of Pleasant street, 

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

11. " corner of West street, 

12. Sonth street, corner of Cross street, 

13. •• near A. Downing's, 

14. Tiiom[)S'»n sti-eet, near Geo. W. Crockett's, 1,100 

15. Rumfoid street, near Josiab Minot's, 

16. Orcbard sti'eet, corner of Pine street, 

17. School stieet, near J. V. Barron's, 

18. Centre street, corner of Union street, 

19. Gas-holder, i-ear of Main street, 

20. Scliool sti-eet, well in front of N. White's. f 

21. Main street, near Thorn dike street, 1,500 555 

22. Fianklin street, near Henry street, 1,500 550 

23. Iron pipes to state bouse reservoir, and to 

iias-holder tank, 900 



2.000 


300 


500 


200 


500 


100 


3,000 


700 


1,000 


300 


1,000 


300 


800 


100 


800 


200 


1,000 


300 


1,100 


300 


1,000 


300 


4,000 


500 


3,500 


500 


1,100 


300 


44,000 





Total, -17,905 

* Omitted tliis year from ttie estimated value of property in hands of fire department. 
1 Supplied from resfirvoir in Union District, high school yard. 



118 
FIRE -HYDRANTS. 



STREETS. 


LOCATIONS. 


1 
s 


i„ 




2 1 

1 

1 

1 
1 

1 


,1 ■ 




,( 




« 




,, 




,1 




,, 




1, 




« 




,, 




I, 




<( 




J, 




" 


North-west coriur Main and AVarren 


" 


North-west *' Pleasant 


„ 




,1 




,, 




« 




« 




" 


East side of 31ain, opposite Abbot-Downing Co. 's shop 


Turnpike. 
State. 






« " AValker 


" 


*• " Church 


,, 




„ 




„ 




,, 




,, 




,. 




,, 




<( 








„ 




n 




,, 




„ 




,, 




,, 




Green. 
South. 








" 


" ** Laurel 


,, 




Spring. 






,, 




Bradley. 
AValnut. 








,, 




Cliurcli. 

Franklin. 

Centre. 




North-west corner Franklin and Jackson 




Washington. 
School. 

Warren. 






" School and jMerriinack 


" Warren and Green 



119 



FIRE - HYDRANTS — CONTINUED. 



STKEETS, 



"Warren. 



Diiucklee. 
Jackson. 
Pleasast. 



West. 

Railroad. 

Pine. 

Perley. 

Laurel. 

Thorndike. 

Cross. 

Fayette. 

On main pipe, 



LOCATIONS. 



Nortli-west corner Warren and Spring 

North-west corner AYarren and Tahanto 

South-east corner Warren and Liberty 

South-west corner Warren and Merrimack 

North si<le Warren, opposite Fruit 

North-west corner Duncklee, opposite West 

North-west corner Jackson, opposite Beacon. . .. 

South side Pleasant, opposite Bumford 

North-west corner Pleasant and Greeu 

South side Pleasant, opposite Pine 

South side Pleasant, opposite Liberty 

North side West, near Mills 

North side West, opposite Dakin 

North-west corner Railroad and Railroad square 

South-west corner Pine and Centre 

North-west corner Perley and Grove 

Nortli-east corner Laurel and Pierce 

North-east corner Thorndike and Grove 

South side Ci"Oss, opposite .Jefferson 

South side Fayette, opposite Elm 

East side State, at Fosterville 

West side State, at intersection of Walnut 

" near city farm buildings 

" near Mr. Kilburn's 

" ne.ar G. E. Holden's 

Hill's avenue 

South-west corner of Mills and Allison 

Total 

PRIVATE HYDRANTS 

State prison yard 

Ablwt-Downing Co.'s yard 

Page Belting Co.'s yard 

W. P. Ford & Co 

Total 



93 



120 



eegulatio:n^s 

OF THE 

COJ^COlll) PRECINCT PIRE DEPARTMENT, 

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS, JANUARY, 1874. 



Article 1. Any engine or hose company, running out a 
line of hose from a liydrant or steamer, shall be entitled to 
the pipe, altlioiigh the hose of other companies may be at- 
taclied in order to reach tlic lire ; and any company coming 
to a fire, and finding an incomplete line of hose laid out fi'om 
a hydrant or steamer, sliall 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 l)elong to tiie 
company attaching to the hydrant or steamer, as provided in 
the foregoing article ; but any company furnishing the entire 
line, and receiving water from a steamer, the pipe shall be- 
long to such company so receiving. 

Art. 3. Each engine and hose company shall have equal 
claim to tlie hydrants ; but it is enjoined upon the engine 
companies to diauglit their own water from a reservoir, 
wherever a suitable one can be found within a 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 reservoir ; but, upon tiie order of an engineer, another 



121 

company may attach a second line of hose from such hydrant 
or steamer, in case the same may be necessary, — such com- 
pany having first laid its hose, and being ready to attach the 
same. 

Art. 5. In proceeding to, working at, or i-eturning from 
fires, noisy demonstrations are strictly prohibited, and it is 
required of officers 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, will 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 
consistent with promptness. Racing between companies is 
forbidden, under any circumstances. Any collision or cas- 
ualty 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 Avill 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 notifying 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 arrival of an engineer. 

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



WATEEIISTG THE STEEETS. 



The following account of the receipts and expenditures for 
watering the streets, for the season of 1879, is inserted in 
this report for the information of those who are interested. 
The sum collected is larger than in former years, as a larger 
territory was watered, making it necessary to employ two 
teams instead of one, as heretofore. 





RECEIPTS. 




From persons 


on the east side of Main street. 




John Marston, 


$2.00 


C. C. Webster & Co., 


$5.00 


C. Thorn, 


5.00 


W. P. Underhill & Co., 


3.00 


Thos. M. Lang, 


1.00 


N. H. Savings Bank, 


5.00 


John F. Morrill, 


6.00 


Joseph H. Morrill, 


5.00 


Miss C. Morrill, 


2.00 


Eagle Hotel, 


10.00 


Asa McFarland, 


5.00 


E. C. Eastman, 


2.00 


Geo. G. Fogg, 


10.00 


Eagle Clothing Store, 


3.00 


W. W. Niles, 


8.00 


Humphrey, Dodge & Co. 


,10.00 


Edw'd L. Knowlton, 


10.00 


Prescott Organ Co., 


2.00 


W. Odlin, 


5.00 


W. G. Shaw, 


5.00 


J. H. Barron, 


3.00 


Clarke & Marden, 


2.00 


C. E. Ballard, 


2.00 


John H. Hill, 


1.00 


Dr. G. P. Conn, 


5.00 


M. M. Stearns, 


1.00 


Oscar V. Pitman, 


3.00 


Sleeper & Hood, 


3.00 


Wm. Butterfield, 


3.00 


J. E. Clifford, 


3.00 


Mrs. Onslow Stearns, 


8.00 


Eagle Book-Store, 


2.00 


Mrs. M. M. Smith, 


3.00 


M. B. Critchett, 


3.00 


Wm. H. Pitman, 


3.00 


T. W. & J. H. Stewart, 


5.00 


Savage Bros., 


3.00 


R. P. Staniels & Co., 


2.00 


E. E. Fisher, 


1.00 


Woodward & Baker, 


5.00 


J. D. Johnson, 


.50 


W. H. Corning, 


1.00 


S. Wardner, 


1.00 


S. Blood, 


2.00 


W. C. Elkins & Co., 


2.00 


A. T. Sanger, 


5.00 


C. Thorn & Son, 


3.00 


L. D. Stevens, 


2.00 


Elijah Knight, 


5.00 


Dr. C. N. Towle, 


1.00 


Geo. C. Pratt, 


3.00 


Edward Dow, 


1.00 


James Moore & Sons, 


5.00 


F. B. Underhill & Co., 


5.00 


Wm. B. Stearns, 


5.00 


Herman Strauss, 


5.00 


H. H. Aid rich. 


5.00 


J. Y. Mugridge, 


2.00 



123 



East side of Main street — continued. 



Wm. Yogler, $2.00 

Stanley & Ayer, 5.00 

Telegraph Co., 3.00 

Geo. W. Weeks, 3.00 

Phenix Hotel, 10.00 

Gust Walker, 5.00 

Dr. J. H. Galliiiger, 2.00 

Cummings & Young, 3.00 
Woodw'th, Dodge & Co., 5.00 

Norman G. Carr, 2.00 

Charles H. Barrett, .50 

C. C. Pearsons, 3.00 

Page & Donovan, 1.00 

A. B. Sanborn, 3.00 

Eastman & Fitch, 5.00 
Rep. Press Association, 10.00 



Mrs. E. J. Eastman, 
J. E. Pecker, 
Frank Ingalls, 
Batchelder Bros., 
R. C. Danforth, 
Gardner B. Emmons, 
Elm House, 
Charles P. Moore, 
Dr. S. C. Morrill, 
Cummings Bros.. 
Farley Bros., 
James R. Hill, 
Lealand A. Smith, 
J. E. Dwight, 
Stephen Webster, 
Ford & Kimball, 



West side of Main street. 



Benj. A. Kimball, 
C. C. Lund, 
S. C. Whitcher, 
Franklin Low, 
Asa Fowler, 
Mrs. J. S. Abbot, 
Franklin Evans, 
J. S. Norris, 
Norris & Crockett, 
Dr. Foster, 
M. E. Clough, 
W. J. Fernald, 
J. Frank Hoit, 
Geo. P. Cleaves, 
Perkins & Dudley, 
Joseph Welcome, 
C. H. Martin & Co., 
A. J. Souza, 
Henry C. Sturtevant, 
John S. Hubbard, 
James H. Davis, 
James H. Chase, 
Morrill & Silsby, 



15.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
3.00 
5.00 
2.00 



.50 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.50 
5.00 
1.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
4.00 
5.00 



W. K. Day, 

G. P. Searle, 

State Capital Bank, 

L. H. Carroll, 

H. B. Foster, 

Stevens & Duncklee, 

G. H. Adams, 

First National Bank, 

Morrill Bros., 

L. Jackman, 

Blan chard & Crapo, 

Frank Marden, 

D. B. Jones, 

James R. Hill & Co., 

A. P. Sherburne, 

James Hazelton, 

Sargent & Chase, 
j Morrill &, Danforth, 
] Clarke & Moore, 
' Harris & Co., 
! W. G. C. Kimball, 
' Underbill k Kittredge, 
I D. L. Guernsey, 



50 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 


00 
00 



c.OO 
2.00 
7.00 
5.00 
3.00 
2.00 
3.00 



12.00 
1.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
6.00 
3.50 
5.00 
5.00 
1.00 
2.50 
3.00 
5.00 
7.00 
1.50 
5.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
3.00 



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West side of Main street — continued. 



Boynton & Willard, 15.00 

F. D. & C. F. Batchelcler, 5.00 
E. N. Shepard, ^ 3.00 
Hammond & Aycr, 4.00 
Mrs. H. N. Newell, 1.00 
Tozier & Jacobs, 1.00 
Miss Maggie Flanders, 2.00 
Sanborn & Clark, 2.00 
J. B. Sanborn, 5.00 
J. E. Larkin, 5.00 

G. L. Hooper, 2.00 
A. K. Knapp, 1.00 
Mrs. O'Brien, 1.50 



Foster & Drake, 
Joseph B. Hook, 
Norris Dunklee, 
C. P. Blanchard, 
E. S. Nutter, 
Edward Taylor, 
J. S. Estes, 
B. S. Warren, 
W. P. Ford k Co., 
Geo. H. Marston, 
Henry Robinson, 
Dr. W. G. Carter, 



$2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
5.00 



East side of State street. 



Wm. L. Foster, 


15.00 


David Taylor, 


$2.00 


Perry Kittredge, 


5.00 


Mrs. James McLaughlin 


, 1.50 


L. S. Morrill, 


3.00 


John Durrill, 


2.00 


Gust Walker, 


5.00 


D. D. Brainard, 


2.00 


Misses Bridge, 


5.00 


Geo. E. Todd, 


5.00 


L. D. Brown, 


5.00 


James Minot, 


3.00 


M. H. Sawin, 


1.00 


C. P. Virgin, 


1.00 


John Kimball, 


5.00 


F. P. Brady, 


1.00 


A. R. Aver, 


2.00 


Fred. Vii'gin, 


2.00 


W. K. Efolt, 


2.50 


H. J. Crippen, 


5.00 


A. Atherton, 


3.00 


J. C. Simmons & Co., 


2.00 


F. S. Streeter, 


3.00 






West 


side of State street. 




Free-will Baptist cli'di 


, 12.00 


H. F. Patterson, 


p. 00 


Henry W. Clapp, 


5.00 


Geo. F. Hill, 


1.00 


Edward Leavitt, 


2. .00 


D. B. Newhall, 


1.00 


Henry Chandler, 


1.00 


John E. Robertson, 


5.00 


Dr. Lockerby, 


1.00 


James Sanborn, 


3.00 


Freeman Webster, 


2.00 


Mrs. Caleb Parker, 


1.00 


Geo. H. Emery, 


5.00 


R. T. Crowell, 


3.00 


Mrs. E. Bixby, 


1.00 


E. Blake, 


1.00 


Setli Eastman, 


2.00 


Mrs. Dr. Stone, 


1.50 


Chas. Meade, 


3.00 


B. Biddle, 


1.00 


Dr. J. H. Gallinger, 


3.00 


Calvin Howe, 


5.00 



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A. C. Pierce, 


12.00 


L. A. Wiggin, 


$ .50 


J. W. Merrill, 


2.00 


Geo. Jones, 


2.50 


G. L. Nutter, 


1.25 


Chas. Minot, 


5.00 


N. G. Mead, 


1.50 


H. P. Rolte, 


3.00 




Park street. 




Wm. Walker, 


$5.00 


Mrs. A. L. Drew, 


$1.00 


Dr. Haines, 


1.00 


Wm. K. Norton, 


3.00 


Mrs. N. G. Upham, 


1.00 


E. L. Wiiitford, 


5.00 




Capitol street. 




Concord Gas Light Co 


, p. 00 


D. C. Allen, 


$2.00 


Geo. Goodlme, 


3.00 


Cheney & Co., 


15.00 




School street. 




Miss J. L. Crawford, 


$3.00 iW. B. Durgin, 


$2.00 


Minot & Co., 


5.00 Eves &Munns, 


2.00 


Mer. Co. Savings Ban 


i, 2.00 


F. S. Crawford, 


3.00 


Knee & Ney, 


1.00 


Dr. M. W. Russell, 


2.00 


Frank Fellows, 


1.00 


E. C. Eastman, 


3.50 


I. W. Hill, 


2.50 


D. W. Waldron, 


2.00 


L. A. Haseltine, 


2.00 


J. H. Rowell, 


3.50 




Warren street. 




Shepard & Co., 


$2.00 


J. A. Dadmiin, 


$1.00 


F. H. Prentice, 


2.00 


John H. Toof, 


1.00 


C. T. Huntoon, 


3.00 


Albert Foster, 


1.00 


J. L. Pickering, 


2.00 


H. C. Bailey, 


1.50 


J. E. McShane, 


1.00 


Ordway & Ferrin, 


2.00 


Favor & Crocker, 


1.00 








Pleasant street. 




L. N. Farley & Co., 


13.00 


Chas. Crow, 


$2.00 


Kilburn & Young, 


3.00 


Bushv & Bowser, 


3.00 


L. Downing, Jr., 


5.00 


Dr. F. Stillings, 


3.00 


Mrs. L. M. Grover, 


5.00 


T. H. Ford, 


5.00 


Geo. L. Stratton, 


5.00 


W. H. Allison, 


3.00 


E. W. Woodward, 


5.00 


Isaac A. Hill, 


3.00 




Depot street. 




Smith & Walker, 


$3.00 


1 Mrs. 0. Hart, 


$1.00 



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Green 


street. 




W. F. Simons, 


$2.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


$2.00 


T. W. Young, 


2.00 


G. Bullock, 


3.00 


P. F. Stevens, 


3.50 


A. B. Sargent, 


1.00 


L. S. Richardson, 


3.50 







Whole amount collected, 1879, 
From which I have paid City Treasurer, $400.00 
" " City Water-Works, 300.00 

Paid for soliciting and collecting, 42.81 

In hand, 113.94 



556.75 



1856.75 



Respectfully submitted. 

HORACE A. BROWN, 

Commissioner of Higliivays. 



TRUST FUNDS. 



Walker School Fund. This fund was a legacy of Abial 
Walker. Will dated Jan. 3, 1855. "To the City of Con- 
cord aforesaid I give and bequeath one thousand dollars, in 
trust, to be added to the scliool fund of said city, the in- 
terest 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 .^,000, and is invested in a note 
of that sum of the Concord City Precinct, due in 1895. 

Lyon Legacy is from G. Parker Lyon. Will dated 
Jan. 23, 1865. " I give and bequeath to the city of Con- 
cord, in the county of Merrimack, in trust, for the increase 
of the free public library of said city, the annual income 
thereof only to be annually expended in the purchase of 
books for said public library, the sum of one thousand dol- 
lars." One precinct note of $1,000, interest 6 per cent., 
due 1896. 

Pierce Legacy is from Franklin Pierce, ex-President 
of the United States. Will dated Jan. 22, 1868. "16th. 
To the city of Concord I give and bequeath, in trust, for the 
'Concord Public Library,' one thousand dollars, the interest 
of said sum to be expended annually 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 op 
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 



128 

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." Note, Isaac A. Hill, $2,000, 
dated Jan. 27, 1877, secured by mortgage of real estate and 
surety. 

Old Cemetery Fund. There has been invested, of the 
proceeds of sales of lots, $700 in Water- Works bonds, bear- 
ing 6 per cent, interest. The income from this fund is de- 
voted to the care of the Old Cemetery. 

Blossom Hill Cemeteey Fund. There has been invested, 
of the proceeds of sales of lots, 1550 in U. S. four per-cent. 
bonds, and $900 in Merrimack county (N. H.) five per-cent. 
bonds. The income of this fund is devoted to the care of this 
cemetery. 

Osgood School Fund. This fund is a legacy of $200 of 
Rev. Nathaniel Bouton, d. d., by him received by will of the 
estate of David Osgood, of Concord, "the income of which is 
to be applied to the purchase of schoolbooks for poor chil- 
dren." The amount is invested in six per-cent. bonds of the 
city of Nashua, N. H., due 1890. 

Cemetery Donation. Fund. This fund is received and 
lield under the provisions of Chapter XXXIY, Laws of 1876, 
and a joint resolution of the city council, passed September 
28,1878, as follows : "That tlie city hereby accepts and will 
accept all donations and legacies made for the purposes of 
ensuring proper care and attention to any grave or lot in any 
public cemetery, and the avenues connected therewith, and 
the monuments belongirig thereto." Received from Charles 
A. Dole and Lyman D. Stevens, executors of the estate of 
James McQuestion, $200 ; invested in a Merrimack county 
five per-cent. bond, due 1890. Received from Lyman D. 
Stevens, administrator of estate of Theodore French, $100 ; 
invested in a U. S. four per-cent. bond, due 1907. 



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PAGE 

Appropriations for 1879 40 

Available assets 43 

Bounty on foxes and hawks 39 

County tax 9 

City paupers 11 

County paupers 14 

Committee service 32 

Commissioner of highways' report 24 

City otBcers 3 

City treasurer's report 7 

City property 40 

City debt 41 

Claims outstanding 42 

City precinct debts and assets 43 

City precinct appropriations 41 

City farm report 61 

Cemeterj' committee's report 83 

City marshal's reports 99-101 

City physician's report 75 

Cemeteries, Old and Blossom Hill 83 

Chief engineer's report 104 

Dog tax 34 

Expenditures, detailed statement 11 

Finance committee's report 9 

Fire department 18, 104 

Funded debt 41 

Incidentals and land damages 21 

Librarian's report 89 

Municipal regulations 2 

Police and watch 32 

Professional services 33 

Printing and stationery 33 

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130 

Page 

Public library 34 

Precinct debts and assets 43, 44 

Precinct fire department regulations 120 

Physician's report 75 

Poor, overseer of, report of. 69 

Police justice . 96 

Public reservoirs 117 

Eeport of trustees of public library 87 

Keport of treasurer of public library 91 

Pteceipts 7 

Keport of en2;ineer of fire department 104 

Keport of committee on sewers 38 

Report of Board of Health 77 

Keport of Registrar of Vital Statistics 81 

Special police justice 98 

State tax 11 

Schools 36 

School-house taxes 37 

Special appropriations 37 

Salaries 34 

Solicitor's report 93 

Trust funds 127 

Valuation table and taxes assessed 45 

"Water commissioners' report 46 

Water rates 50 

Water-works, regulations of. 52 

Water-works, receipts and expenditures of 56 

Watering the streets 122 

West Concord cemetery 86