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THE TWENTY-EIGHTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CONCORD, 



FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 3 1, 1881 



TOGETHER WITH OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS AND PAPERS 
RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 



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CONCORD: 

TRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 

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THE TWENTY-EIGHTH 



A.NnNTITA.L REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CONCORD, 



FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 3 1, 18 81, 



TOGETHER WITH OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS AND PAPERS 
RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 



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CONCORD: 

TRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 

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MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS. 



City Clerk's Office, 
City of Concord, Feb. 1, 1881. 

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. 24, March 24, 
April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 
27, Nov. 24, Dec. 29, Jan. 26, 1882. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, City Cleric. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 

CONCORD, N. H., 1880-82. 



MAYOR, 
GEORGE A. CUMMINGS 



ALDERMEN. 



Ward 1. 


John Carter. 


" 2 


Josiah S. Locke. 


« 3. 


Omar L. Sbepard. 


" 4. 


Emory N. Shepard. 


" 5. 


Edward Dow. 


" 6. 


John T. Batchelder 


" 7. 


John H. Lamprey. 



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Joseph A. Cochran, City Clerk. 

COMMON COUNCILMEN. 

Frank L. Sanders, President. 

Henry Rolfe, Sherwin P. Colby. 
Charles H. Sanborn, John N. Hill. 
James Francis, George B. Dimond. 
Frank L. Sanders, Oscar V. Pitman. 
Irvin S. Ring, Benjamin F. Caldwell. 
Joseph H. Lane, Geo. H. Emery. 
Charles H. Peacock, Henry E. Evans. 

Lewis L. Mower, Cleric. 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 

On Finance — The Mayor; Alderman Dow; Councilmen 
Emery and Caldwell. 

On Accounts and Claims — Alderman Shepard, of Ward 4; 
Councilmen Lane and Pitman. 

On Lands and Buildings — Alderman Lamprey ; Council- 
men Colby and Dimond. 

OnPidMc Instruction — Alderman Batclielder; Councilmen 
Francis and Evans. 

On Streets and Commons — Alderman Locke ; Councilmen 
Peacock and Rolfe. 

On Roads and Bridges — Alderman Dow ; Councilmen 
Caldwell and Hill. 

On Fire Department — Alderman Batclielder; Councilmen 
Ring and Pitman. 

On Lighting Streets — Alderman Lamprey ; Councilmen 
Emery and Lane. 

On City Farm — Alderman Shepard, of Ward 3 ; Council- 
men Peacock and Francis. 

On Cemeteries — Alderman Carter; Councilmen Rolfe and 
Sanborn. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 

On Flections and Returns — Alderman Shepard, of Ward 3. 
On Engrossed Ordinances — Alderman Locke. 
On Bills on Second Reading — Alderman Carter. 
On Police and Licenses — Alderman Batclielder. 
On Sewers and Drains — The Mayor ; Aldermen Dow, and 
Shepard, of Ward 4. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN COMMON COUNCIL. 

On Elections and Returns — Councilmen Dimond and Evans. 
On Bills on Second Reading — Councilmen Colby and Hill. 
On Engrossed Ordinances — Councilmen Peacock and San- 
born. 

CITY OFFICERS. 

Commissioner of Highways — George A. Cummings. 
City Cleric — J. A. Cochran. Office in City Hall building, 
south entrance ; house, 10 Green street. 



City Messenger — R. P. Sanborn. 

City Treasure)- — Win. F. Thayer. Office, First National 
Bank, North 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 — Robert A. Ray. Office, State block, corner 
North Main and School streets, up stairs. 

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

Assistant Marshal — George W. Corey, Fisherville. 

Police Officers — John Connell, George W. Corey, James E. 
Rand, Charles H. Jones, Jacob E. Hutchins, James M. Jones, 
George Partridge, Charles T. Lane. 

Night 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, Fisherville. 

Overseer of the Poor for Wards 3, 4i &■> ®-> an d ^ — J- A- 
Cochran. Wardl — John Carter. Ward 2 — Josiah S. Locke. 

Superintendent of City Farm — Lucius L. Farwell. 

Assessors — John G. Warren, David A. Morrill, Harrison 
Partridge, Charles Woodman, Curtis White, George S. Den- 
nett, Jonathan B. Weeks. 

Board of Water Commissioners — John Kimball, President, 
term expires March 31, 1883 ; Wm. M. Chase, term expires 
March 31, 1883 ; Samuel S. Kimball, 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; George A. Cummings, 
ex-officio. 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, Geo. L. Lovejoy, Robert 
Crowther, Cyrus R. Robinson, Harrison Partridge. 

Steward of Central Fire Station — Eben F. Richardson. 

Board of Education Union School District — Oliver Pillsbury , 
Warren Clark, Henry J. Crippen, Ai B. Thompson, P. B. 



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Cogswell, Charles P. Sanborn, John H. George, George W. 
Crockett. 

Superintending School Committee for Wards 1, 2, 3, and 7 — 
Abial Rolfe, Win. K. Bartlett, Wm. W. Flint. 

Trustees of the Public Library — Ward 1, Rev. A. W. Fiske ; 
Ward 2, Joseph T. Clough ; Ward 3, Rev. Cyrus M. Perry ; 
Ward 4, Rev. F. D. Ayer ; Ward 5, George E. Jenks ; Ward 
6, Rev. L. G. Barrett; Ward 7, Abial Chandler; Librarian, 
F. S. Crawford. 

Old and Blossom Hill Cemetery Committee — James H. 
Chase, Charles Woodman, George E. Lawrence. 

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. Shepard, Benj. T. Putney. 

Millville Cemetery Committee — John Hazeltine, Woodbury 
Flanders, Isaac N. Abbott. 

Undertakers — For Old and Blossom Hill Cemeteries, Chas. 
Crow; Ward 1, Fisherville, John A. Coburn; Ward 2, East 
Concord, Joseph E. Plumer; Ward 3, West Concord, James 
M. Crossman ; Millville Cemetery, Wm. H. Currier ; Horse 
Hill Cemetery, Robert B. Hoit ; Soucook Cemetery, Jon- 
athan B. Leavitt. 



REPORT OF THE CITY TREASURER. 



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

RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand February 2, 1880, $25,575.56 
Chas. T. Huntoon, collector, taxes, 

1878, 1,000.00 
Chas. T. Huntoon, collector, taxes, 

1879, 25,000.00 
Chas. T. Huntoon, collector, inter- 
est, 1879, 800.00 

Chas. T. Huntoon, collector, taxes, 

1880, 143,000.00 
State of New Hampshire, insurance 

tax, 1.87 

State of New Hampshire, R.R. tax, 18,625.80 
State of New Hampshire, savings 

bank tax, 13,033.83 
State of New Hampshire, literary 

fund tax, 868.39 

Merrimack county, 3,602.49 

" " incidentals, 60.60 

Licenses, 105.00 

Crowley & Quinn, stone quarries, 64.51 

Putney & Nutting, " 79.04 
Horace A. Brown, commissioner of 

highways, 1,389.01 

J. A. Cochran, dog-tax, 622.00 

" " city paupers, 12.00 

Whittemore & Kimball, rent, 50.00 



Connell & Savory, rent, 


$75.00 


Sundry persons, borrowed money, 


20,000.00 


State of New Hampshire, bounties, 


21.50 


Town of Goffstown, city paupers, 


64.56 


" Weare, " 


104.00 


Sundry persons, " 


79.00 


State Reform School, 


9.40 


R. P. Sanborn, incidental, 


11.20 


Sylvester Dana, police court, 


924.88 


L. S. Morrill, 


10.00 


Interest on Walker legacy, 


60.00 


" Osgood legacy, 


12.00 


Free Will Baptist society, interest, 


12.00 


Geo. A. Cummings, sale of horses, 


225.00 




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EXPENDITURES. 


Bonds paid, 


$10,500.00 


Bounty on foxes and hawks, 


17.60 


City paupers, 


1,949.43 


County paupers, 


2,991.08 


" tax, 


28,548.00 


Committee services, 


1,475.00 


City farm, 


115.80 


Cemeteries, 


1,318.20 


Dog-tax, 


75.00 


Decoration day, 


150.00 


Fire department, 


13,906.23 


Special appropriation for fire hy- 




drants, 


4,600.00 


Incidentals, 


2,911.80 


Notes paid, 


20,000.00 


Interest paid, 


11,072.70 


Police and watch, 


5,127.00 


Printing and stationery, 


878.06 


Precinct, 


9,119.91 


Public library, 


1,400.00 


Professional services, 


233.33 


Salaries, 


5,429.36 


Commissioner of highways, 


18,456.05 


School-house tax, 


13,041.20 


Schools, 


35,768.29 



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State tax, $25,376.00 

Sewers, 4,041.79 

Balance cash on hand Feb. 1, 1881, 36,996.81 

8255,498.64 

Feb. 1, 1881. Balance cash on hand, $36,996.81 

Respectfully submitted. 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 

We hereby certify that we have examined the books of the 
City Treasurer, and those of the City Clerk, and find them 
in the best of order, correctly cast, and properly vouched ; 
and the cash balance in the hands of the treasurer is thirty- 
six thousand nine hundred and ninety-six dollars and eighty- 
one cents (36,996.81). 

GEO. A. CUMMINGS, 

EDWARD DOW, 
GEO. H. EMERY, 
B. F. CALDWELL, 

Committee on Finance. 



Wm. F. Thayer, Treasurer, in account with 
CONCORD WATER-WORKS. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance cash on hand Feb. 1, 1880, $2,134.57 
Income of Water-Works, 26,429.58 

Income from sale of land, 315.00 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid interest on bonds, $20,922.00 

Maintenance, extension, &c, 3,586.86 

Balance cash on hand, 4,370.29 



$28,879.15 



,879.15 



Feb. 1, 1881. Balance cash on hand, $4,370.29 

Respectfully submitted. 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 



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We hereby certify that we have examined the books of the 
City Treasurer, and those of the City Clerk, and find them 
in the best of order, correctly cast, and properly vouched ; 
and the cash balance in the hands of the treasurer is four 
thousand three hundred and seventy dollars and twenty-nine 
cents (14,370.29). 

GEO. A. CUMMINGS, 
EDWARD DOW, 
GEO. H. EMERY, 
B. F. CALDWELL, 
Committee on Finance. 



DETAILED STATEMENT 

OF EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF CONCORD FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 1S81. 



State tax paid State Treasurer, $25,376.00 

County tax paid County Treasurer, 28,548.00 

PAUPER ACCOUNT. 

Unexpended balance, 1879, 8925.46 
Appropriation for 1880, 3,000.00 
Cash received of the county of Merri- 
mack, 3,651.59 
Cash received of the town of Goffstown, 64.56 
" " " " " Weare, 104.00 
Cash received of the State Reform 

School (over-paid), 9.40 

Cash received of sundry persons, 79.00 

" " for wood sold, 12.00 



CITY PAUPERS. 

Paid as follows : 

A. E. Emery, m. d., 819.00 

Franklin Doyne, 4.00 

Mrs. Patrick Donaho'e, 10.00 

A. M. Follett, 25.00 

N. H. Asylum, 137.63 

City Water-Works, 2.00 



$7,846.01 



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Dr. Geo. Cook, $26.00 

Mrs. J. N. Sullivan, 15.00 

Mrs. John Williams, 5.00 

Franklin Doyne, 4.00 

J. Everett Hutchins, 20.00 

Mrs. P. Donahoe, 10.00 

Dr. A. E. Emery, 9.00 

Franklin Doyne, 4.00 

T. E. Hoit, 19.50 

Mrs. John Williams, 5.00 

State Reform School, 19.50 

Dr. George Cook, 2.00 

T. E. Hoit, 19.50 

J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 

Franklin Doyne, 4.00 

Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, 3.00 

City Water- Works, 2.00 
Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, . 9.00 

Mrs. John Williams, 4.00 

J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 

Carter & Co., 27.18 

C. C. Webster & Co., 1.00 

A. M. Follett, 22.00 

Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, 3.00 

Mrs. John Williams, 4.00 

State Reform School, 19.50 

Mrs. Patrick Donahoe, 10.00 

Amos Blanchard, 3.00 

J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 
N. H. Asylum, 115.91 
Town of Gilmanton, for Sam'l P. Hoyt, 18.21 

Josiah S. Locke, 6.50 

Carter & Co., T.49 

Dr. Geo. Cook, 7.00 

Mrs. J. N. Sullivan, 15.00 

Mrs. John Williams, 4.00 
Morris Lamprey, for care of A. Lamprey, 5.00 

Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, 6.00 

J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 

Josiah S. Locke, 6.50 

Timothy E. Hoit, 19.50 

Mrs. John Williams, 4.00 
Morris Lamprey, for care of A. Lamprey, 10.00 



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Batcheldcr & Co., 83.00 

Franklin Evans, 2.00 

J. F. Hoit, 9.00 

C. R. Robinson, 6.25 

C. C. Webster & Co., 2.00 

A. Webster, 0.00 

A. M. Follett, 15.00 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., 2.00 

Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, rent, 9.00 

Franklin Doyne, 4.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 32.00 

E. D. Clough & Co., 11.00 

E. A. Morgan, 13.33 
Mrs. John Williams, 4.00 
Mrs. P. Donahoe, 10.00 
J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 
C. E. Ballard, 3.00 
Dr. George Cook, two bills, 21.00 
A. M. Follett, 26.00 
N. H. Asylum, 137.54 
Franklin Doyne, 4.00 
Mr. J. N. Sullivan, 15.00 
Jeremiah S. Batchclder, 8.00 
J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 

F. W. Kilburn, 10.00 
T. E. Hoit, 19.50 
A. A. Currier, 31.50 
State Reform School, 19.50 
Franklin Doyne, 4.00 
Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, 9.00 
Mrs. P. Donahoe, 10.00 
J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 
Jeremiah S. Batchelder, 10.00 
F. W. Kilburn, 6.00 
Georo-e F. Whitney, old bill, 27.00 
Dr. A. E. Emery, 4.00 
George B. Whittredge, 24.00 
Charles Crow, 12.50 
Franklin Doyne, 4.00 
J. Everett Hutchins, 4.00 
Jeremiah S. Batchelder, 4.00 
N. H. Asylum, 114.39 
Charles Crow, 12 00 



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A. M. Follett, 


$24.00 


Franklin Doyne, 


4.00 


J. N. Sullivan, 


15.00 


Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, 


3.00 


Mrs. P. Donahoe, 


10.00 


George B. Whittredge, 


48.50 


Dr. George Cook, 


24.00 


J. M. Crossman, 


11.00 


Charles Crow, 


8.00 


J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, 


1.50 


French & Towle, wood, 


402.00 


Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, rent, 


9.00 



$1,949.43 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 



Paid as follows : 




Anna Holland, 


$13.00 


Hannah Doyle, 


4.00 


George O. Battis, 


10.00 


Perkins & Dudley, 


1.50 


S. L. French, 


10.00 


L. A. Abbott, 


8.00 


O. J. Fifield, 


5.00 


Eli Hanspn, 


1.75 


Honora Noland, 


12.00 


Nancy D. Gile, 


18.00 


Mrs. Arthur Shay, bill of 1878, 


10.00 


Dennis Sullivan, children of Thomas, 


20.00 


George W. Perry, 


5.00 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 


16.00 


L. L. Farwell, bill of 1879, 


120.33 


Hannah Doyle, 


4.00 


John H. Rolfe, 


28.05 


A. M. Follett, 


3.00 


C. C. Webster & Co., 


9.00 


J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, 


8.15 


H. C. Sturtevant, 


3.00 


L. A. Abbott, 


8.00 


Dr. George Cook, 


7.50 


Kate Bresnahan, 


6.00 


Judith Sullivan, 


6.00 



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George W. Perry, $5.00 

Clarke & Marden, 1.50 

Hannah Doyle, 4.00 

Nancy D. Gile, 19.50 

Benjamin Rogers, 16.00 

John C. Linehan, 41.08 

H. Strauss, 6.75 

John H. Rolfe, 48.00 

Mrs. D. Holden, 13.25 

J. P. Sanders & Son, 19.50 

Concord R. R., 6.60 

Dr. A. E. Emery, 52.00 

C. C. Webster & Co., 6.00 

Rebecca Foster, 20.50 

L. A. Abbott, 4.00 

J. L. Mason, 13.50 

J. H. Eastman, 13.00 

Nancy Pearson, 19.50 

Mrs. R. Cooper, 16.00 

Sarah A. Dudley, 26.00 

S. L. French, 20.00 

Anna Holland, 13.00 

Nancy Guild, 6.00 

George W. Perry, 5.00 

J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, 5.60 

Dennis Sullivan, 12.00 

Eastman & Shepard, 1.58 

A. G. Harris, 1.25 

C. C. Webster & Co., 9.00 

Perkins & Dudley, 3.00 

J. A. Coburn, 2 bills, 31.50 

S. L. French, 10.00 

George B. Whittredge, 2 bills, 10.00 

E. D. Clough & Co., 3.00 

Honora Noland, 12.00 

James H. Eastman, 5.00 

Mrs. Thomas Coty, 14.00 

Mrs. R. Cooper, 16.00 

J. E. Plumer, 4.00 

E. S. Reed, 5.00 

H. C. Sturtevant, 6.00 

C. E. Ballard, 6.50 

C. C. Webster & Co., 7.50 



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S. L. French, $13.50 

Sanborn & Carter, 17.54 

D. W. Sanborn, 21.00 

Dr. George Cook, 7 bills, 49.00 

Brown &"Foote, 21.00 

Kirk W. Dodge, 17.50 

Kate Bresnahan, 6.00 

David Ahern, 13.00 

H. A. Brown, 4.30 

J. H. Eastman, 8.00 

J. L. Mason, 13.50 

John H. Rolfe, 4.50 

C. C. Webster & Co., 6.00 

C. R. Schoolcraft, 6.00 
S. L. French, 12.00 

D. W. Sanborn, 2 bills, 18.50 
A. A. Currier, 17.00 
Foote & Morse, 38.60 
Nancy Pearson, 19.50 
Charles Dudley, 26.00 
Nancy D. Gile, 19.50 
Anna Holland, 13.00 
George F. Hay ward, 12.00 
Nancy D. Gile, 2.58 
Fred H. Gould, 12.00 
L. L. Farwell, at city farm, 155.41 
J. A. Coburn, 16.00 
Mrs. R. Cooper, 16.00 
John B. Curtis, 39.00 
J. A. Cochran, 1.25 
H. C. Sturtevant, 9.00 
John C. Linehan, 18.00 
Dr. A. E. Emery, 28.50 
C. C. Webster & Co., 2 bills, 10.50 
Charles Crow, 4 bills, 28.00 
Rebecca Foster, 18.00 
Anna Holland, 4.00 
Honora Noland, 12.00 
John H. Rolfe, 9.50 
P. H. Larkin, 9.00 

C. C. Webster & Co., 6.00 
J. P. Sanders & Son, 4.60 

D. W. Sanborn, 2 bills, 22.00 



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John H. Rolfe, 


$13.75 


S. L. French, 


24.00 


Hannah Clifford, 


4.00 


" fare to Ireland, 


36.00 


Anna Holland, 


4.00 


Kate Bresnahan, 


6.00 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 


16.00 


Mary Hanagan, 


13.00 


Dr. George Cook, 


2.50 


Anna Holland, 


4.00 


Nancy Pearson, 


19.50 


Mary E. Dow, care Nancy Pearson, 


6.00 


James L. Mason, 


13.50 


C. C. Webster & -Co., 


6.00 


H. C. Sturtevant, 


6.00 


Tlmrber & Hastings, 


10.00 


Brown & Footc, 


13.00 


Dennis Sullivan, 


20.00 


Charles Dudley, 


26.00 


Kirk W. Dodge, 


14.00 


L. L. Farwell, 


65.00 


Mary Gorman, 


22.00 


J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, 


3.83 


G. B. Emmons, 


5.00 


C. C. Webster & Co., 


7.50 


Anna Holland, 


4.00 


James H. Eastman, Beckett child, 


4.00 


Honora Noland, 


12.00 


J. A. Coburn, 


16.00 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 


16.00 


Mary Gorman, 


8.00 


E. R. Stevens, 


2.50 


J. P. Sanders & Son, 


6.90 


C. C. Webster & Co., 


6.00 


H. C. Sturtevant, 


6.00 


D. W. Sanborn, 


21.00 


Dr. George Cook, 


49.10 


Dr. A. E. Emery, 


24.00 


N. II . Asylum, 


40.51 


S. L. French, 


48.00 


J. H. Eastman, Beckett child, 


5.00 


Anna Holland, 


4.00 


Mary Hanagan, 
2 


13.00 



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A. & G. A. Foster, 


17.50 


Kate Bresuahan, 


6.00 


Thomas Much, 


4.00 


Mary Gorman, 


8.00 


Josiah S. Locke, 


3.00 


Thomas Much, 


4.00 


Batchelder & Co., 


12.00 


Thurber & Hastings, 


12.00 


Brown & Foote, 


18.00 


Harry Waters, 


15.75 


Underhill & Kittredge, 


25.84 


Dr. George Cook, 


28.00 


H. C. Sturtevant, 


6.00 


P. H. Larkin, 


5.00 


C. C. Webster & Co., 


7.00 


Woodworth, Dodge & Co., 


52.00 


Albert Webster, 


7.00 


Geo. B. Whittredge, 


3.00 


Dr. C. C. Topliff, 


1.30 


John Carter, cash paid out, 


8.50 


John C. Lin eh an, 


38.00 


Charles K-. Schoolcraft, 


4.00 


J. Frank Hoit, 


3.00 


Dr. A. E. Emery, 


3.00 


J. C. Lewis, 


2.00 


J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, 


2.25 


D. W. Sanborn, 


16.50 


Franklin Evans, 


59.00 


J. F. Hoit, 


26.00 


A. A. Currier, 


18.00 


Anna Holland, 


4.00 


J. L. Mason, 


13.50 


J. H. Eastman, Beckett child, 


4.00 


Kirk W. Dodge, 


10.50 


S. L. French, 


12.00 


Nancy Pearson, 


19.50 


Charles Dudley, care Sarah Dudley, 


26.00 


Mary Gorman, 


8.00 


John B. Curtis, 


39.00 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 


16.00 


L. L. Farwell, 


92.18 


Amount for county paupers, 


$2,991.08 



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Amount brought forward, $2,991.08 

Amount for city paupers, 1,949.43 

Transferred to account of commission- 
er of highways, 1,067.04 



$6,007.55 



Balance unexpended, $1,838.46 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation for 1880, $12,000.00 

Special appropriations, 700.00 

Cash for 1 span horses sold, 225.00 

Transferred from Incidental and Land 

Damage Account, 981.23 

$13,906.23 



Paid as follows : 

C. C. Bean, drawing engine to fires, $5.00 

Northern Railroad, labor and stock, 1.90 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

Northern Railroad, labor, 2.20 

City Water-Works, 30.00 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 15.00 

J. D. Johnson & Son, repairs, 7.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 47.79 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

E. B. Hutchinson, carpenter work, 23.47 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 22.00 

M. E. Clough & Co., wood, 10.00 

C. H. Norton & Son, drawing hose-car- 
riage, 29.50 

Northern Railroad, lumber, &c, 3.26 
Manchester Locomotive Works, hose- 
carriage, 650.00 
E. P. Richardson, steward, 150.00 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
J. E. McShane, blacksmithing, 9.00 
Favor & Crocker, repairs, 21.70 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
A. R. Ayers, supplies, 2.00 
George Goodhue, plumbing, 4.00 

D. O. Smith, repairing, 4.55 
Underbill & Kittredge, supplies, 12.39 



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F. H. Odiorne & Co., coal, $14.00 

John W. Bliss & Co., repairs, 15.25 

Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, 32.87 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 25. 65 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

Benjamin Farnum, straw, 15.00 

C. T. Huntoon, paymaster fire dep't, 2,185.29 
J. E. McShane, blacksmithing, 28.50 
J. H. Chase, hose, 8.00 
E. H. Runnells, drawing hose-carriage, 13.50 
Gust Walker, hardware, &c, 29.59 
Harrison H. Carpenter, steward, 7.75 
William R. Carter, steward, 15.00 
E. Saltmarsh, steward, 15.00 
E. E. Rolfe, steward, 17.41 
M. G. Hayes, steward, 7.50 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 13.00 
K. J. Goodhue, ' 13.00 
Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, 1.88 
Flanders, White & Houston, repairs, 15.50 
Wm. S. Davis & Son, repairs, 8.55 
J. D. Johnson & Son, repairs, 10.05 
Eben F. Richardson, steward, 150.00 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
John H. Carr, hay, 20.65 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
Webster & Morgan, work on bell-tower, 637.36 
T. J. Carpenter, painting, 5.90 
H. W. Clapp, cash paid out, 8.60 
Meneely & Co., bell for cent'l fire station, 297.55 
Concord Railroad, freight, 1.44 
Favor & Crocker, repairs, 8.95 
Concord Gas-Light Co., 20.79 
W. M. Darrah, repairing ward-house, 4.57 
Frank P. Tallant, hay, 12.24 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

D. S. Leavitt, straw, 30.47 
T. F. Hannaford, brooms, 2.50 
Concord Railroad, freight, 5.45 
Miller & Sanborn, carpenter work, 20.66 

E. H. Randall, supplies, 22.36 
Dow & Wheeler, plans for bell-tower, 37.20 
James H. Chase, 2.00 



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J. E. McSchane, blacksmithing, .$19.00 
Samuel Eastman, water for E. C. en- 
gine-house, 5.00 
J. F. Cotton & Co., hay, 12.28 
Northern Railroad, lumber, &c, 1.90 
C. H. Martin & Co., supplies, 4.88 
James Munns, labor, 1.34 
Concord Axle Co., coal, 14. GG 
George L. Theobald, carting, 10.00 
George W. Corey, 2.80 
Concord Water-Works, water, 33.00 
Gust Walker, supplies, 20.72 
H. H. Aldrich, chairs, 6.00 
W. S. Davis & Son, repairs, 4.75 
Underbill & Kittredge, supplies, 15.52 
Bishop & Bros., ladder, &c, 31.00 
Chas. P. Shepard, collation, fire parade, 140.00 
Connell & Savory, painting, 3.00 
Moses G. Crane & Co., fire alarm, 4,800.00 
" " tools and sulph. 

copper, 67.80 

Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, 29.32 

Northern Railroad, repairs, 9.38 

Concord Railroad, freight, 2.74 

C. F. Eastman, Third Reg't Band, fire 

parade, 43.00 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
Eben F. Richardson, steward, central 

station, 150.00 

Northern Railroad, repairs, 9.38 

Ford & Kimball, castings, 4.70 

Brown & Bean, wood and coal, 131.25 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

Favor <fe Crocker, repairs, 7.00 

George Goodhue, plumbing, 2.50 

Evans & Gale, supplies, 10.92 
C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, window sash, &c, 7.58 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 62.64 

True Osgood, potatoes, 1.50 

J. E. McShane, blacksmithing, 24.50 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
Jas. R. Hill & Co., collars and blankets, 31.00 

M. Critchett & Sons, hay, 47.79 



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Concord Axle Co., coal, 


$15.08 


Brown & Bean, wood, 


8.00 


D. H. Long, repairs, 


2.10 


B. B. Hutchinson, repairs, 


6.82 


W. S. Davis & Son, repairs, 


.97 


J. D. Johnson & Son, repairs, 


8.84 


Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, supplies, 


2.40 


Ordway & Ferrin, mason work, 


10.05 


Lewis A. Wright, 


10.83 


Benjamin Shaw, straw, 


50.78 


C. R. Robinson, supplies for E. C. en- 




gine-house, 


18.00 


Miller & Sanborn, labor, 


20.46 


Eben F. Richardson, steward, 


150.00 


Charles T. Huntoon, paymaster of fire 




department, 


2,212.00 


Enoch E. Rolfe, steward, 


18.36 


W. R. Carter, ' " 


15.00 


M. T. Hayes, 


7.50 


Harrison Carpenter, steward, 


7.50 


Gust Walker, supplies, 


11.55 


Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, 


47.24 


Do. do. do. 


26.79 


K. G. Goodhue, 


13.00 


Underbill & Kittredge, supplies, 


4.40 


Wm. S. Davis & Son, repairs, 


27.88 


E. H. Randall, 


7.69 


E. H. Runnells, horse for hose-carriage, 6.00 


E. A. Saltmarsh, steward, 


15.00 


W. D. Ladd, 


2.40 


Geo. H. Heath, wood, 


34.00 


J. E. Randlett, 


2.75 


Northern Railroad, 


2.25 


J. H. True, teamster, 


45.00 




113 906 °3 




(JJ? J- KJ • V \J \J • id tj 


INCIDENTAL AND LAND 


DAMAGES. 


Appropriations for 1880, 


$5,000.00 


Cash of the county of Merrimack, 


31.59 


" " Connell & Savory, rent, 


75.00 


" " Whittemore & Kimball, rent, 


50.00 


" " R. P. Sanborn, for grass, 


8.00 

<H2£ IRA Z.Q 



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Paid as follows : 
Dr. M. W. Russell, returns of births 

and deaths, 1879, $13.50 
Dr. Charles P. Gage, returns of births 

and deaths, 1879, 3.00 
Dr. E. H. Foster, returns of births and 

deaths, 6.75 
Charles T. Huntoon, bill, 1879, 144.51 
C.E.Stewart, 11.00 
C. I. Lane, 30.00 
W. K. Bartlett, 6.00 
Mrs. F. R. Thurston, land damage, 50.00 
Lucius L. Farwell, settlement of ac- 
counts at city farm, 1878-79, 545.95 
George W. Abbott, rent of hall, 40.00 
John H. Rolfe, school books for poor 

children, 1.40 
J. A. Cochran, reg. vital statistics and 

postage, 14.60 

City Water-Works, 10.00 

Dr. George Cook, board of health, 14.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 47.25 

B. F. Putney, special committee service, 15.00 
Frank J. Batchelder, special committee 

service, 15.00 

J. A. Cochran, postage, <fcc, 6.35 

R. P. Sanborn, janitor, 64.62 

A. Foster, damage to fence, 9.00 

Cyrus Runnels, 3.00 

Emma K. Culbertson, land damages, 100.00 

C. E. Ballard, sundries, 1.48 
Concord Gas-Light Co., 47.25 
Fairbanks, Brown & Co., weights and 

measures, 112.65 

H. A. Brown, cash paid out, 6.80 

George G. Clough, damage on highway, 10.00 
John Hutchins, land damage, East 

Concord, 3.00 
John C. Hutchins, land damage, East 

Concord, 3.00 
Jonathan Clough, land damage, East 

Concord, 4.00 



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Hannah Twoomey, land damage, Per- 
ry street, $1.00 
J. N. Woodward, land damage, Perrv 

street, 1.00 

N. A. Copeland, tree protectors, 25.00 

Staniels, Allison & Co., insurance, 82.50 

George F. Whittredge, rent of hall, 29.00 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 1.85 

George W. Silver, land damage, 25.00 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., 4.00 

J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, 4.26 

R. B. Hoit, 7.63 

B. P. Davis, painting dome, city hall, 10.13 

W. P. Lamb, " " ' " 13.50 
L. L. Far well, settlement of accounts 

at city farm, 1876-'77, 387.81 

Concord Gas-Light Co., two bills, 30.51 

Concord Water-Works, 16.00 

13.00 

John W. Goodhue, pasturing horse, 3.00 
George D. Richardson, damages on 

highway, 10.00 
N. H. Shattuck, extra committee ser- 
vice, 15.00 
Daniel Sanborn, land damage, 5.00 
R. P. Sanborn, janitor, 121.20 
Lowell Eastman, hall, election day, 12.00 
J. A. Cochran, postage, &c, 5.75 
Staniels, Allison & Co., insurance, 28.75 
Abraham Hook, damages on highways, 25.00 
Locke & Co., coal, 50.50 
H. A. Brown, cash paid out, 3.35 
Josiah B. Sanborn, school books, &c, 46.30 
Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, three bills, 45.74 
Dr. S. C. Morrill, returns of births and 

deaths, 16.50 
Dr. M. W. Russell, returns of births 

and deaths, 11.50 
Dr. G. P. Conn, returns of births and 

deaths, 9.25 
Dr. A. E. Emery, returns of births and 

deaths, 10.25 



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Dr. George Cook, returns of births and 

deaths, $11.00 

Dr. E. Morrill, returns of births and 

deaths, 10.00 

Dr. J. H. Gallinger, returns of births 

and deaths, 6.50 

Dr. B. S. Warren, returns of births 

and deaths, 6.75 

Dr. F. A. Stillings, returns of births 

and deaths, 9.75 

Dr. C. I. Lane, returns of births and 

deaths, 4.75 

Dr. Timothy Haynes, returns of births 

and deaths, 4.50 

Dr. W. H. Hosmer, returns of births 

and deaths, 4.75 

Dr. A. H. Crosby, returns of births 

and deaths, 3.50 

Dr. J. P. Bancroft, returns of births 

and deaths, 5.00 

Dr. Julia E. Wallace, returns of births 

and deaths, 2.75 

Dr. E. E. Graves, return of births and 

deaths, 2.50 

Dr. C. C. Topliff, return of births and 

deaths, 1.75 

Dr. C. P. Gage, return of births and 

deaths, 1.75 

Dr. A. H. Robinson, return of births 

and deaths, 1.00 

Dr. J. C. W. Moore, return of births 

and deaths, .75 

Dr. S. M. Emery, return of births and 

deaths, .50 

Dr. W. G. Carter, return of births and 

deaths, .50 

Dr. H. G. Mclntire, return of births 

and deaths, .75 

Dr. C. A. Lockerby, return of births 

and deaths, .25 

Dr. H. W. Brockway, return of births 

and deaths, .25 



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Dr. J. W. Wilson, return of births and 

deaths, $ .50 
Dr. N. T. Clark, return of births and 

deaths, .25 
Dr. Lucinda S. Hall, return of births 

and deaths, .25 
Mrs. Katie Spead, return of births and 

deaths, 2.25 
Mrs. William King, return of births and 

deaths, .25 
D. P. Campbell, return of births and 

deaths, .25 

Lucien C. Taylor, sawing wood, 4.75 

John T. Tenney, 2.50 

J. A. Cochran, cash paid, 5.10 

Charles T. Huntoon, cash paid, 146.29 

Jackman & Larkin, insurance, 60.00 

C. H. Martin & Co., paints and oils, 38.04 

George Goodhue, steam pipes, 27.00 
Stanley & Ayer, care of Board of Trade 

clock, 54.00 

C. C. Danforth, furniture, 21.00 

A. R. Ayers, oil-cloth, <fec, 9.40 

R. P. Sanborn, janitor, 31.20 

Singer Manufacturing Co., 2.00 

Harry Knight, tax refunded, 17.13 



$2,911.80 

Transferred to Fire Department, 981.23 

" committee service, 575.00 



:,468.03 



Balance unexpended, $696.56 

COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 

Appropriation for 1880, 816,000.00 

Received of H. A. Brown, Commission- 
er of Highways, 1,389.01 

Transferred from City Pauper Account, 1,067.04 

818,456.05 

Paid as follows : 



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H. A. Brown, commis'r of highways. 



D. K. Abbott, pair horses, 

H. A. Brown, commis'er of highways, 

K. J. Goodhue, teamster, 

John D. Fife, lighting bridge, 

George A. Cimimings, commissioner of 

highways, 
Lund & Foss, surveying, 
Mrs. Harriet S. Jenks, storage, 
Batchelder & Co., grain, 
J. F. Hoit, supplies, 
K. J. Goodhue, teamster, 
Lilla A. Adams, lighting bridge, 
George A. Cummings, commissioner of 

highways, 
H. A. Brown, 



$500.00 

500.00 

1,000.00 

1,500.00 

2,000.00 

2,000.00 

2,000.00 

2,000.00 

2,000.00 

2,000.00 

450.00 

938.01 

45.00 

8.25 

25.00 

22.87 
40.00 
49.94 
6.78 
45.00 
13.00 

1,000.00 
312.20 



$18,456.05 



POLICE AND WATCH. 



Appropriation for 1880, 85,500.00 

Received of S. Dana, police justice, 924.88 

" " Luther S. Morrill, special 
police justice, 10.00 



Paid as follows : 
Rand, Jones & Hammond, night-watch, $2,400.00 
John Chadwick, asst. city marshal, to 

Nov., 1880, 271.28 

John Chadwick, extra expenses, 15.25 

Eli Hanson, police services, 37.40 

John Council, pay-roll, special police, 132.00 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 71.77 



>,434.88 



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City Water-Works, $6.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 63.99 

John Connell, salary, city marshal, 900.00 

Estate of S. K. Jones, rent, 50.00 

R. P. Staniels, clerk of police court, 200.00 

Frank K. Jones, rent, 150.00 

A. & G. A. Foster, livery, 48.00 

George W. Vinica, special police, 5.50 

A. & G. A. Foster, 30.75 

John Connell, cash paid out, 25.35 

J. A. Dadmun, stove-pipe, 3 50 

W. H Moody, police services, 15.00 
George W. Corey, salary, assistant city 

marshal, Nov. 10 to Jan. 31, 74.34 

George W. Corey, livery, &c, 4.20 

A. & G. A. Foster, " " 5.50 

Evans & Gale, 1.17 

S. Dana, salary as police justice, 600.00 
L. S. Morrill, services as special justice, 

1879-'80, 16.00 



$5,127.00 
Transferred to cemetery account, 118.20 

" " printing and stationery 

account, 83.67 



$5,328.87 

Balance unexpended, $1,106.01 



COMMITTEE SERVICE. 

Appropriation for 1880, $900.00 

Transferred from account of incidentals, 575.00 

$1,475.00 



Paid as follows for the year ending March, 1880 : 

John H. Rolfe, $60.00 

Cyrus R. Robinson, 60.00 

Benjamin T. Putney, 60.00 

Samuel M. Griffin, 75.00 

William H. Buntin, 60.00 

Henry W. Clapp, 60.00 



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Charles E. Thompson, $60.00 

John Carter, 30.00 

Jerome S. Runnells, 30.00 

John E. Frye, 30.00 

John B. Sanborn, 30.00 

Albert Saltmarsh, 30.00 

Abial C. Abbott, 30.00 

N. H. Shattuck, 30.00 

Frank L. Sanders, 80.00 

Henry A. Mann, 45.00 

Frank J. Batehelder, 30.00 

J. H. Lane, 45.00 

George II. Emeiy, 80.00 

Charles H. Peacock, 30.00 

Jeremiah 8. Abbott, 30.00 



For eight months ending November, 1880 : 

John H. Rolfe, $40.00 

Cyrus R. Robinson, 40.00 

Benjamin T. Putney, 40.00 

Samuel M. Griffin, 50.00 

William H. Buntin, 40.00 

Henry W. Clapp, 40.00 

Charles E. Thompson, 40.00 

John Carter, 20.00 

Jerome S. Runnells, 20.00 

John E. Frye, 20.00 

John B. Sanborn, 20.00 

Albert Saltmarsh, 20.00 

Abial C. Abbott, 20.00 

N. H. Shattuck, 20.00 

Frank L. Sanders, 20.00 

Henry A. Mann, 30.00 

Frank J. Batehelder, 20.00 

Joseph H. Lane, 30.00 

George H. Emery, 20.00 

Charles H. Peacock, 20.00 

Jeremiah S. Abbott, 20.00 



$885.00 



$590.00 
$1,475.00 



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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. 

Unexpended balance of 1879, $104.11 

Appropriation for 1880, 500.00 



Paid as follows : 

Clias. P. Sanborn, $100.00 

Sanborn & Clark, 



•oo 



Paid as follows : 

F. S. Crawford, blank book, $12.50 
Chas. C. Pearson & Co., 54.60 
Woodbury & Batchelder, 164.35 
Evans & Sleeper, 11.75 
Republican Press Association, 521 57 

G. H. H. Silsbj & Son, 113.29 



$604.11 



$233.33 



Balance unexpended, $370.78 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Unexpended balance of 1879, $194.39 

Appropriation for 1880, 600.00 

Transferred from police and watch 

account, 83.67 

$878.06 



$878.06 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation for 1880, $1,400.00 

p . , . „ $1,400.00 

Paid as follows : 

Board of Trade building, rent, $366.67 

F. S. Crawford, librarian, 1,033.33 



$1,400.00 



SALARIES. 

Unexpended balance of 1879, $883.00 

Appropriation for 1880, 5,000.00 



- $5,883.00 



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Paid as follows : 

L. L. Mower, clerk common council, $50.00 

Henry Rolfe, selectman, 5.00 

Sherwin Colby, " 5.00 

John W. Powell, selectman, 5.00 

Isaac F. Potter, " 5.00 

George G. Jenness, " 5.00 

Orlando W. Coon, " 5.00 

Edward S. Barrett, " 5.00 

John E. Gay, " 5.00 

Joel D. Waller, " 5.00 

Chas. H. Jones, " 5.00 

Orlando I. Godfrey, " 5.00 

Harrison A. Roby, " 5.00 

Irvin S. Ring, " 5.00 

Augustus H. Wig-gin, selectman, 5.00 

Freeborn S. Abbott, " 5.00 

David L. Neal, " 5.00 

Warren M. Colby, " 5.00 

Norris A. Duncklee, " 5-00 

Jacob E. Hutchins, " 5.00 

Jacob F. Chandler, " 5.00 

Francis W. Colby, " 5.00 

John H. Moore, ward-clerk, 5.00 

Frank P. Curtis, " 5.00 

Frank A. Emerson, " 5.00 
Chas. B. Pettingill, ward-clerk part of year, 2.80 

Frank B. Cochran, " 5.00 

Carroll Hutchins, " 5.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, " 5.00 
H. A. Brown and J. A. Cochran, overseers 

of the poor, 11 months, 187.50 

Chas. P. Sanborn, city solicitor, 100.00 

Abial Rolfe, school committee, 35.66 

John H. Rolfe, " 9.00 

W. W. Flint, school committee, 56.66 

W. K. Bartlett, school committee, 56.67 

Frank D. Abbott, school committee, 9.00 

W. F. Thayer, salary, city treasurer, 250.00 

H. A. Brown, salary, mayor, 458.00 
H. A. Brown, salary, commissioner of 

highways, 14 months, ending Jan. 1, 

1881, 700.00 



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J. A. Cochran, salary, city clerk, $800.00 

Board of Education, Union district, 225.00 

" " district No. 3, 18.00 

J. A. Cochran, 6 mos. salary, overseer 

of poor, 75.00 

Cvrus Runnels, assessor, Ward 1, 138.00 

Wm. A. Bean, " " 2, 148.50 

Harrison Partridge, " " 3, 108.00 

Charles Woodman, " " 4, 138.00 

Curtis White, " " 5, 198.00 

George S. Dennett, " " 6, 198.00 

J. B. Weeks, " " 7, 186.00 

Henry Rolfe, selectman, March to Nov., 

1880, 3.33 

Sherwin P. Colby, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

John W. Powell, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Isaac F. Potter, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

George D. Jenness, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Orlando W. Coon, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Edward S. Barrett, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

John E. Gay, selectman, March to Nov., 

1880, 3.33 

Joel D. Waller, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Charles H. Jones, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Orlando I. Godfrey, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Harrison A. Roby, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Irvin S. Ring, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Augustus H. Wiggin, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, " 3.33 

Freeborn S. Abbott, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

David L. Neal, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, ' 3.33 



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Warren M. Colby, selectman, March to 

Nov., 1880, $3.33 

Norris A. Duncklee, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Jacob E. Hutchins, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Jacob F. Chandler, selectman, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

John H. Moore, ward-clerk, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Frank P. Curtis, ward-clerk, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Frank A. Emerson, ward-clerk, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Charles B. Pettingill, ward-clerk, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Frank B. Cochran, ward-clerk, March 

to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Carroll Hutchins, ward-clerk, March to 

Nov., 1880, 3.33 

George B. Whittredge, ward-clerk, 

March to Nov., 1880, 3.33 

Chas. P. Sanborn, city solicitor, March 

to Nov., 1880, 66.66 

L. L. Mower, clerk C. C, March to 

Nov., 1880, 33.33 

John H. Rolfe, care of poor, Ward 1, 

20 mos., 41.67 

J. H. French, moderator, Ward 1, 20 

mos., 5.00 

John P. Locke, moderator, Ward 2, 20 

mos., 5.00 

L. L. Farwell, moderator, Ward 3, 20 

mos., 5.00 

Joseph E Clifford, moderator, Ward 4, 

20 mos., 5.00 

Daniel E. Howard, moderator, Ward 5, 

20 mos., 5.00 

George O. Dickerman, moderator, Ward 

6, 20 mos., 5.00 

L. L. Mower, moderator, Ward 7, 20 

mos., 5.00 

W. K. Bartlett, school committee, 30.00 

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Charles T. Huntoon, collector of taxes, $900.00 



SEWERS. 

Unexpended balance of 1879, $89.97 

Appropriation for 1880, 3,000.00 

Transferred from Precinct account, 230.09 

Am't from general fund (temporary), 721.73 



Paid out as follows : 

Thompson Rowell, work on sewer, $5.43 

Thompson Rowell, pay-roll, 101.50 

Lund & Foss, surveying, 62.61 

Sewer Committee, pay-roll, 13.11 

Gust Waiker, pipe, 239.43 

Thompson Rowell, pay-roll, 35.00 



$5,429.36 



CITY PRECINCT. 

Appropriation for 1880 : 

For principal and interest on state- 
house loan, $4,350.00 

For lighting streets, 2,600.00 

interest on sewer loan, 2,400.00 

water for public fire hydrants, 4,600.00 



$13,950.00 



Paid as follows : 

Concord Gas-Light Co., $2,403.78 

George E. Minot, 34.78 

Griggs Bro. & Co., 9.35 

Coupons paid, 4,887.00 
Fred. Chase, treas., registered interest, 30.00 

Lucinda K. Taft, " " 30.00 

F. S. Crawford, " " 60.00 

Geo. W. Currier, admr., " » 60.00 

Wm. F. Thayer, treas., " " 60.00 

John C. Thorn, " " 15.00 

Bonds paid, 1,500.00 

George W. Little, registered interest, 30.00 

City Water- Works, ' 4,600.00 

Transferred to sewer account, 230.09 



$13,950.00 



1,041.79 



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Concord Gas-Light Co., cement, $117.45 
Sewer Committee, pay-roll, 1,353.75 
" " " 762.96 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, merchan- 
dise, 48.73 
Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 259.50 
N. F. Limd, powder, 5.60 
R. Silver, carting, 1.50 
George Goodhue, plumbing, 3.66 
Ford & Kimball, castings, 24.71 
Samuel Holt, brick, 961.80 
W. E. Morton, stone, 31.50 
H. A. Brown, cash paid out, 3.75 
E. B. Hutchinson, lumber and labor, 9.80 



$4,041.79 



The main known as the "Brook sewer," and extending 
through Allison and Turnpike streets, and across land of 
Holt Brothers and others to the culvert at the junction of 
Water and Hall streets, has been extended through Water 
street and land of M. T. Willard to Merrimack river, to a 
point about 300 feet south of the lower bridge, where a sub- 
stantial stone outlet was built, and the river bank securely 
rubbled. This extension is 2,150 feet in length, built of 
brick, 24 by 36 inch., and cost $1.68 per foot. 

Akron pipe sewers have been laid during the year as fol- 
lows : Perkins street, west from Bradley street, 300 feet 
12-inch pipe ; Spring street, north from Centre street, 100 
feet 8-inch pipe ; Chandler street, east from the pass-way 
near the old freight depot of the Concord Railroad, 200 feet 
8-inch pipe. 

HORACE A. BROWN, 
SAMUEL M. GRIFFIN, 
HENRY W. CLAPP, 

Committee for 1880. 



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SCHOOLS. 



Unexpended balance of 1879, 17,658.01 

Appropriation for 1880, 22,250.00 

Additional for Union District, 5,373.50 

" maps and charts, Union 

District, 200.00 

Additional for District No. 3, 200.00 

" « 12, 50.00 

Interest on Walker legacy, 60.00 

Literary fund, 868.39 

From dog-tax, 615.00 

Paid as follows : 

Jerome S. Runnells, District No. 1, $157.20 

Rufus D. Scales, " 2, 136.00 

Wyman W. Holden, " 3, 850.00 

William Broad, " 4, 55.00 

Frank A. Emerson, " 5, 85.55 

William P. Ballard, " 6, 81.80 

Isaac N. Abbott, " 7, 107.75 

George W. Chesley, " 8, 192.15 
D. C. Allen, Union District, balance, 

1879, 6,868.74 
D. C. Allen, Union District, appropria- 
tion, 1880, 24,372.10 
J. E. Plumer, District No. 12, balance, 

1879, 212.52 
J. E. Plumer, District No. 12, appro- 
priation, 1880, 346.00 
William S. Carter, District No. 13, 192.35 
Fales P. Virgin, " 14, 97.70 
W. B. Maynard, " 15, 15.00 
Giles Wheeler, " 18, 145.00 
John H. Rolf e, " 20, bal- 
ance, 1879, 576.75 
John H. Rolfe, District No. 20, appro- 
priation, 1880, 1,000.00 
Enos T. Morrison, District No. 22, 114.00 
Emily P. Heath, " 23, 81.53 
G. D. Blake, " 24, 51.63 



$37,274.90 



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Jeremiah Abbott, Hopkinton and Con- 
cord, District No. 18, $29.52 

$35,708.29 



Unexpended balance, , $1,506.61 

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

School-house tax : 

Unexpended balance of 1879, $600.00 

Union School-District, for school-house 

debt, 7,200.00 

Union School-District, repairs on high- 
school building, 2,400.00 

Sidewalks and grading. Merrimack 

school-house lot, $500.00 

Sidewalks and grading, Walker school- 
house lot, 500.00 

Drainage, Spring St. school-house lot, 200.00 

For repairs, District No. 12, 75.00 

15, 75.00 

For insurance, District No. 18, 14.00 

For school-house debt, District No. 20, 1,477.20 

$13,041.20 



Paid as follows : 
D. C. Allen, Union District, balance of 

1879, 600.00 

D. C. Allen, Union District, appropria- 
tion for 1880, 3,600.00 
John Kimball, Union District school- 
house debt, 7,200.00 
John H. Rolfe, District No. 20, 1,477.20 
Giles Wheeler, » 18, 14.00 
J. E. Plumer, " 12, 75.00 
Thomas Potter, t; 15, 75.00 



DECORATION DAY. 

Appropriation for 1880, $150.00 



L3,041.20 



$150.00 



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Paid out : 



F. D. Batchelder, $110.00 

B. F. Putney, 10.00 

Geo. W. Corey, 30.00 



DOG TAX. 

For 1880, $275.00 



$150.00 



$275.00 



Paid out : 

Charles Trenowath, $14.00 

John B. Sanborn, 33.00 

Frank P. Tallant, 16.00 

John P. Lock, 7.00 



$70.00 



Balance, $205.00 

OLD CEMETERY FENCE. 



Appropriation, $1,200.00 

Transferred from Police and Watch, 118.20 

Paid as follows : 

Lund & Foss, surveying, $6.25 

Webster & Morgan, carpenter work, 375.00 
Batchelder and Cilley, painting fence, 125.50 

Geo. W. Emerton, stone-work, 269.65 

Dow & Wheeler, architects, 13.80 

Ford & Kimball, iron fence, 526.40 

W. E. Morton, carting, 1.60 



BOUNTY ON HAWKS. 



$1,318.20 



.,318.20 



Paid as follows : 
J. A. Cochran, paid sundry persons, $17.60 



39 

CITY PROPERTY. 

City Hall lot, and half of building, $40,000.00 

City farm, 15,000.00 

Personal property at farm, by appraisal, 3,472.62 

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 store-house, 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 

" Mayor's office, 125.00 

" City Clerk's office, 100.00 

" City Marshal's office, 100.00 

Collector's office, 200.00 

Four horses, 1,000.00 

Harnesses and stable fixtures, 300.00 

Street sprinklers, pipes, and fixtures, 800.00 

Legacy of Abiah 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, 715.00 

Blossom Hill cemetery fund, bonds, 1,850.00 

West Concord cemetery fund, 48.00 

Central fire-station, 34,000.00 

Steam heating apparatus, 1,000.00 

Property in hands of fire department, 32,595.50 

Fire-alarm, 5,000.00 



APPROPRIATIONS, 1880. 



$172,756.62 



For city paupers, $3,000.00 

fire department, including fire alarm, 12,700.00 

incidentals and land damages, 5,000.00 

roads and bridges, 16,000.00 

committee service, 900.00 



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For police and watch, $5,500.00 

printing and stationery, 600.00 

professional services, 500.00 

salaries, 5,000.00 

interest on city debt, 11,000.00 

payment of city bonds, 11,500.00 

public library, 1,400.00 

state tax, 25,376.00 

county tax, 28,548.00 

schools, 22,250.00 

decorating soldier's graves, 150.00 

fencing Old North Cemetery, 1,200.00 



$150,624.00 
PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS, 1880. 

For payment of principal and interest due on 

precinct state-house loan, $4,350.00 

lighting streets, 2,600.00 

construction of sewers, 3,000.00 

payment of interest on sewer loan, 2,400.00 

water for public fire hydrants, 4,600.00 



$16,950.00 



CITY DEBT AND ASSETS. 

FUNDED DEBT, PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS: 



When due. 


Rate of int. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


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 


Nov. 1, 1884, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


5,000 


Jan. 1, 1885, 


6\ 


annually, 


2,000 


April 1, 1885, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


5,000 



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Wlien due. 


Rate of int. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


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, 


annually, 


1,500 


Oct. 1, 1887, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


10,000 


Jan. 1, 1888, 


6, 


annually, 


1,000 


Oct. 1, 1888, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


8,500 


Jan. 1, 1889, 


6, 


annually, 


2,000 


Oct, 1, 1889, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


10,000 


Jan. 1, 1890, 


6, 


annually, 


2,000 


Oct. 1, 1890, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


10,000 


Jan. 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 



|169,000 
OUTSTANDING CLAIMS. 

Coupons due, but not presented, $577.50 

Accrued interest on #169,000 city bonds, 2,630.00 
Bonds due but not presented, 1,000.00 

Due for salaries and committee service, 1,530.00 
Due school districts, 1,506.61 

Award for land damage, 20.00 

*7,264.11 



Funded debt brought forward, 169,000.00 



AVAILABLE ASSETS. 

Cash in treasury. $36,996.81 

Due on tax-list of 1877, 340.27 

1878, 1,538.53 

1879, 4,447.45 

1880, 28.331.12 



76,264.11 



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Due from county of Merrimack, $ 

" abutters for sidewalks laid 
by the city. 
Cash in hands of commissioner of 

highways, 
Due from Whittemore & Kimball, rent, 
Due for labor of teams, 
Note, Moses Ordway and others, 
Due from precinct, account of sewers, 



Indebtedness above assets, 



1,085.24 
200.00 

42.55 

50.00 
200.00 
200.00 
721.73 



153.70 



$100,110.41 



CITY PRECINCT DEBT AND ASSETS. 



State-house precinct notes, 6 per cent., 
semi-annually, payable Dec. 1, 1881, 



City Water-Works, 



1881, 


$1,000 


1882, 


1,000 


1883, 


1,000 


1884, 


1,000 


1885, 


1,500 


1886, 


2,500 


1887, 


3,000 


1888, 


3,500 


1889, 


2,000 


1890, 


3,000 


1891, 


2,000 


1892, 


2,000 


1893, 


2,000 


1894, 


3,000 


1895, 


10,000 


1896, 


7,000 




$45,500 


cent., payable 




ec. 1, 1882, 


$40,000 




350,000 



$435,500 



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INDEBTEDNESS OP PRECINCT, FEB. 1, 1881. 

State-house debt, $45,500.00 
Water- Works debt, 350,000.00 
Sewer debt, 40,000.00 
Accrued interest on 145,500 state- 
house bonds, 455.00 
Accrued interest on 840,000 sewer 

loan, 400.00 
Coupons due and not presented : 
Precinct, 243.00 
Water-Works, 699.00 
Due city of Concord, account sew- 
ers, 721.73 



Precinct assets : 
City Water-Works, 

Indebtedness of precinct above assets, 

City and precinct indebtedness above assets, 

Feb. 1, 1880, 
City and precinct indebtedness above assets, 

Feb. 1, 1881, 

Decrease of debt for the year, 



-$438,018.73 

350,000.00 

$88,018.73 

•$220,694.11 
188,129.14 
$32,564.97 



Note. The amount of uncollected taxes for four years, 
seen in account of available assets, is $6,000 less than ap- 
pears on collector's books, that sum being allowed for esti- 
mated abatements. 



44 

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 I860: 



Year. 


No. of Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


1860 


2,577 


$4,307,192 


$47,082.25 


1861 


2,497 


4,423.930 


46.290 48 


1862 


2,350 


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 


126,889.71 


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 


4,015 


9,405,117 


177,040.27 


1878. 


Polls. 


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 


41,812.50 


7, 


428 


667,945 


8,827.77 


Non-resident, 


3,869 




2,991.50 




$9,241,485 


$165,056.08 


1879. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


369 


$824,386 


$11,893.66 


o 


243 


476,565 


5,693.04 


3, 


230 


414,530 


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 


1880. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


418 


$839,382 


$12,759.01 


2, 


245 


445,273 


5,792.05 


3, 


240 


415,709 


5,812.10 


4, 


903 


2,250,709 


38,492.67 


5, 


648 


3,153.437 


55,620.42 


6, 


818 


2,377,297 


43,270.75 


7, 


400 


668,779 


8,669.99 


Non-resident, 


3672 


$10,150,586 


2,414.13 




$172,831.12 



NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 



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

1881. 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

George A. Cummings, Mayor, ex-officio. 

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. 

John Kimball to March 31, 1883. 

William M. Chase to March 31, 1883. 



OFFICERS. 

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



REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

The Board of Water Commissioners herewith present 
their Ninth Annual Report for the year ending January SI, 
1881. 

In previous years, the receipts from the Water-Works 
proved insufficient to cover the necessary annual expendi- 
tures, and the interest on the Water-Works debt. To meet 
this deficiency, a special tax was placed upon the polls and 
estates within the precinct. But at the beginning of the 
year just closed, a general reduction was made in the An- 
nual Rates, and, instead of assessing a tax upon the polls and 
estates, as heretofore, to meet the deficiency and the reduc- 
tion in rates, a rate was placed upon the fire hydrants, to be 
paid by a precinct tax. We believe this change to be judi- 
cious, and that the burden of supporting the works, and 
providing for the payment of the interest on the bonded 
debt, has been more easily borne than in previous years. 

We publish below the receipts for each year, which show 
that the amount received during the last year is larger than 
ever before The amounts received are as follows : 

For the year ending January 31, 1874 $4,431.10 

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 

For the year ending April 1, 1881 26,744.58 



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EXTENSIONS. 



The four-inch pipe in Depot street has been extended east 
on the same street 105 feet. 

There has been laid during the year, for distribution pur- 
poses, 105 feet of four-inch, 242 feet of one-inch, and 760 
feet of three-fourths-inch pipe. Forty-four three-fourths- 
inch service pipes have been laid, amounting to 973 feet, and 
four two-inch, amounting to 118 feet. 

SUPPLY OF WATER. 

The average supply of water in the pond has been smaller 
than during the previous year. The highest was March 20, 
being 178.45 feet, and the lowest December 28, being 172.60 
feet. The water runs over the waste-way at 184.75 ; conse- 
quently the pond lacked 6 feet and 3 inches of being full at 
the highest stage of water, March 20, and 12 feet and 2 
inches, December 28, — the lowest point to which the water 
has been drawn since the works were built. 

The height of the water on the first day of each month 
during the year 1880 was as follows : 



January 177.00 

February 177.10 

March 178.00 

April 178.15 

May 178.20 

June 177-25 



July 176.10 

August 175.15 

September 173.90 

October 173.05 

November 173.15 

December 172.85 



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



1873 175.86 

1874 179.50 

1875 180.00 

1876 180.28 



1877 176.46 

1878 179.50 

1879 179.74 

1880 175.31 



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Hon. William L. Foster has published his observations of 
the weather, and a record of the amount of rain and snow 
which has fallen since 1856, which, with his permission, we 
incorporate herein for future reference. 

THE WEATHER OF THE YEAR 1880. 

The average minimum temperature of the year was 372°, 
being 1° colder than that of 1879, but about li° warmer 
than the average of the last twenty-four years. 

The average maximum temperature was 60°, being 3° 
warmer than that of 1879, and 1|° warmer than the average 
of the last twelve years. 

The highest temperature was July 10, 97°; the lowest 
was February 10, — 10°. The mercury fell below zero only 
seven times during the year, — once in January, twice in 
February, and four times in December. The mercury 
reached 90° or more on nineteen days, viz., six days in May, 
two in June, three in July, five in August, and three in Sep- 
tember. 

Rain fell on 108 days to the total amount of 25.08 inches, 
being the smallest annual rain-fall experienced during the 
twenty -four years of my observations. 

Snow fell on 41 days to the total amount of 54 inches, be- 
ing about 18 inches less than the average quantity. 

The lowest temperature in the last twenty-four years was 
January 24, 1857, —37° ; the highest was August 1, 1864, 
103°. 

The coldest year in the last twenty-four was 1875; and 
the coldest month was January of that year, when the aver- 
age minimum temperature was 1§° below zero. 

The warmest year was 1860. The warmest month was 
July, 1872, when the average maximum temperature was 86°. 

The wettest year was 1863, and the dryest 1880. The 
heaviest rain-storm was October 3 and 4, 1869, when 7.40 
inches fell. The heaviest snow-storm was January 4, 1859, 
when 2 feet of snow fell. 



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THE RAIN AND SNOW OF 24 YEARS. 



The following table indicates the amount of snow, in feet 
and inches; of rain, in inches and hundredths; and of snow 
and rain combined, in inches and hundredths. One foot of 
snow is estimated to contain one inch of water. 



Year. Snow. 

1857 5.03 

1858 4.09 

1859 8.01 

1860 8.05 

1861 8.07 

1862 7.03 

1863 7.06 

1864 5.11 

1865 5.00 

1866 3.10 

1867 5.10 

1868 7.05 

1869 7.00 

1870 6.05 

1871 4.09 

1872 7.08 

1873 9.07 

1874 7.01 

1875 9.02 

1876 10.02 

1877 2.10 

1878 4.10 

1879 10.06 

1880 4.06 



Rain. Rain and Snow. 

30.06 35.31 

32.45 37.20 

27.51 35.59 

27.99 36.41 

33.48 42.06 

39.78 47.03 

46.21 53.71 

32.23 39.83 

33.65 38.15 

33.98 35.81 

33.90 39.73 

33.26 40.76 

33.03 40.03 

27.52 33.94 

34.22 39.12 

37.17 44.84 

25.70 34.07 

28.09 35.19 

30.61 39.63 

31.36 41.38 

38.03 40.13 

41.79 45.99 

29.54 40.04 

25.08 29.58 



It will be observed that the smallest quantity of snow was 
in 1877, and the largest in 1879 ; the smallest quantity of 
rain was in 1880, and the largest in 1863. 

The average annual quantity of rain is about 33 inches ; 
of snow, about 6 feet. 



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TABLE 

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

30-inch main 
16-inch " 
14-inch " 
14-inch distribution, 
12-inch " 



10-inch 
8-inch 
6-inch 
4-inch 
1-inch 
1-inch 



1,950 ft. 
151 « 
18,556 " 
3,704 " 
1,622 « 
3,034 " 
8,667 " 
37,911 « 
45,345 « 
11,989 " 
10,590 « 

138,519 ft. 



Total, 
— equal to 26.23 miles. 

1,691 service pipes, or 37,145 feet ; 95 public hydrants j 12 
private hydrants ; 135 stop-giites. 

Water is now supplied for the following uses : 



1996 families, 
165 bath-tubs, 

454 water-closets, 
365 wash-basins, 

49 urinals, 
688 yard hydrants, 

95 fire hydrants, 

12 private tire hydrants, 

47 heating apparatus, 

4 hotels, 

3 greenhouses, 
10 fountains, 
8 churches, 

6 school-houses, 
1 state house, 

1 state prison, 

7 livery stables, 
401 horses, 

126 cattle, 

1 Odd Fellows hall, 
1 Masonic hall, 

5 city buildings, 
68 offices, 

5 banks, 

1 post-office, 



95 stores, 

3 railroads, 

1 gas-works, 

19 stationary engines, 

2 book-binderies, 

5 printing establishments, 
1 organ manufactory, 

4 carriage manufactories, 

1 soap manufactory, 

7 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, 
16 water motors. 



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ANNUAL RATES. 

A family of not over 2 persons, $4.00 

A family of over 2 persons and not over 8, 5.00 

Each additional person over 8, .50 

Bath-tub, for not over 8 persons, 8.00 

Each additional person over 8, .50 

Barber shops, for each chair, 3.00 

Fountains, flowing 12 hours per day for 5 

months from 1-16 to 1-8 inch opening, 3.00 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 sea- 
son, 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 annually for each of 
such hydrants. 
Meter rates for manufacturing and other 
purposes : 

When the quantity used averages not 
over 300 gallons per day, per 1,000 
gallons, .25 

When the quantity used averages from 
300 to 500 gallons per day, per 1,000 
gallons, .20 

When the quantity used averages from 
500 to 1,000 gallons per day, per 
1,000 gallons, .16 



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When the quantity used averages over 
1,000 gallons per day, per 1,000 gal- 
lons, -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, self-closing, for not over 8 

persons, 3.00 

Each additional person over 8, .50 

Workmen employed in manufactories, ma- 
chine-shops, and other establishments not 
specified elsewhere, each, .50 

When water is used for purposes not specified in the fore- 
going, the rate shall be fixed by the Water Commissioners. 

RATES — WHEN PAYABLE. 

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

All bills remaining unpaid twenty days after due will be 
chargeable with an addition of Jive (5) per cent. ; and the 
limit of time allowed for payment will not be extended be- 
yond fifteen days thereafter ; and in all cases of non-pay- 
ment 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. 



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TABLE 

Showing receipts and expenditures. 

Receipts for the Year 1880. 

Amount received, as per register, from 

Feb. 1, 1880, to Jan. 3.1, 1881, $25,922.38 

Extra from delinquents, 38.52 

Use of meters, 27.91 

Rent of Cooledge house, 42.12 

Rent of Cooledge lot, 10.00 

Rent of stable at dam, 40.00 

Rent of kit factory, 392.00 

Pipe sold, 43.47 

Land sold. 315.00 



$26,831.40 
Deduct abatements, 86.82 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid V. C. Hastings's salary, $1,200.00 

Nath'l White, office rent, 300.00 
G. H. H. Silsby & Son, printing, 

&c, 108.50 

C. C. Pearsons, printing, 18.50 

Republican Press Association, 55.36 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 16.74 

Brown & Bean, coal and wood, 21.28 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal and wood, 16.00 

Concord telephone, 69.00 

Woodbridge Odlin, auditor, 5.00 

Edwin Byrne, labor, 540.00 

Pay-roll, " 249.49 

Geo. Goodhue, pipe, &c, 371.34 

Nath. White, ' k 17.70 

L. R. Fellows, " 10.00 

Peet Valve Co., valves, 14.62 

Ludlow Valve Co., valves, 24.50 
Union Water Meter Co., meter and 

tools, 80.75 

Walworth Manufacturing Co., tools, 5.00 



,744.58 



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Paid Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, $15.60 

Frank Coffin, " 6.00 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 19.02 

Gust. Walker, hardware, 6.34 

S. Sewell, trucking, 16.15 

W. II. Johnson, trucking, 4.00 

D. 0. Smith, blacksmith work, 4.10 

B. G. Carter, " 4.26 
W. K. Holt, lumber, 21 72 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, 27.15 
H. Partridge, " 15.17 
Moses Humphrey, lumber and labor, 35.50 
Perkins & Atwood, labor, 8.45 
O. F. Richardson, " 50.00 
Seth Eastman, pipe and labor, 17.17 

C. E. Kimball, portable hoist, 30.00 
Lund & Foss, engineers, 133.45 
Robinson & Smart, frame for plan, 4.44 
incidental expenses, 49.56 



Divided as follows : 

For distribution and service-pipes, 8979.70 

care and maintenance of works, 2,473.71 

engineering, 133.45 



Respectfully submitted. 



!,586.86 



#3,586.86 



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

Commissioners. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 



W.m. F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with Concord Water-Works. 



receipts. 



Balance cash on hand Feb. 1, 1880, $2,134.57 
Income of Water-Works, 20,429.58 

Income from sale of land, 315.00 



$2s,879.15 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid interest on bonds, $20,922.00 

Maintenance, extension, &c, 3,586.86 

Balance cash on hand, 4,370.29 



$28,879.15 



Feb. 1, 1881. Balance cash on hand, $4,370.29 

Respectfully submitted. 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 

We hereby certify that we have examined the books of the 
City Treasurer and those of the City Clerk, and find them 
in the best of order, correctly cast, and properly vouched ; 
and the cash balance in the hands of the treasurer is four 
thousand three hundred and seventy dollars and twenty-nine 
cents (#1,370.29). 

GEO. A. CUMMINGS, 
EDWARD DOW, 
GEO. II. EMERY, 
B. F. CALDWELL, 
Committee on Finance. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS, 

From Feb. 1, 1680, to Jan. 1, 1881. 



The Commissioner charges himself as follows : 

Balance in hand, as per last report, $5.25 

City order, No. 74, 500.00 

» " 139, 500.00 

« " 195, 1,000.00 

" « 228, 1,500.00 

« 290, 2,000.00 

« 363, 2,000.00 

« " 407, 2.000.00 

" 459, 2,000.00 

" 598, 2,000.00 

" 655, 2,000.00 

« 709, 938.01 

« « 879, 312.20 

$16,755.46 

Cash of individuals, on city account, as follows : 

D. J. Abbott, concrete, $12.50 

T. Rowell & Co., " 9.07 

D. Widmar, " 6.98 

J. Dolan, " 12.30 

D. K. Davis, wood, 4.55 

H. W. Clapp, street sprinkling, 1879, 114.94 

Geo. L. Theobald, old plank, 10.00 

D. J. Rolfe, concrete, 14 57 

First M. E. Society, concrete, 54.32 

Dennis Sweeney, old hearse, 12.00 



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Calvin Howe, street cleanings, $5.00 

John Bresnehan, " .50 

N. G. Carr, for gas, 4.00 

Freeman Burns, rent, 2.50 

Richmond Smith, street cleanings, 20.00 

James Gurley, " 6.50 

J. M. Stewart, " 2.00 

Locke & Co., " 5.00 

A. G. McAlpine, old plank, 3.50 

James Sullivan, street cleanings, 9.00 

S. S. French, stone, 1.00 

Amos Blanchard, pipe and labor, 12.10 

Geo. F. Sewall, street cleanings, 4.50 

Chas. E. Thompson, street cleanings, 8.00 

A. J. Holmes, on account, 40.00 

L. W. Bean, concrete, 11.52 

Shanahan & Co., use of derrick, 3.25 

, street cleanings, 1.00 

N. Giles, ' " 1.00 

J. C. Pearson, bridge lantern, 3.50 

J. S. Blodgett, street cleanings, 2.00 

A. P. Sherburne, " 1.00 
W. D. Wallace, " 1.00 
C. Driscoll, " 1.00 
J. Whalon, " 1.00 
Nelson Abbott, " 1.00 
J. H. Lamprey, manure, 28.00 
M. H. Johnson, use of derrick, and 

lumber, 31.50 

Enoch Gerrish, grade and labor, 14.37 

Wm. C. Elkins, pipe, 1.00 

B. E. Badger, concrete, 54.22 
Ira Foster, " 10.52 

C. H. Thorndike, " 25.86 
Ira Patch, » 10.75 
Geo. A. Mason, " 7.29 
W. J. Blakely, " 7.24 
State Capital Bank, concrete, 1.72 
Thomas Stuart, " 3.26 
James Blaisdell, " 5.66 

D. B. Corser, " 30.51 
S. S. French, " 20.95 
W. G. Perley, " 5.94 



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Harry Knight, concrete, $9.23 

Geo. II. Adams, " 22.20 

Harvey Rice, " 81.22 

Dexter Fitts, " 18.53 

Geo. Clough, ^ 39.86 

J. H. Stewart, " 49.41 

Mrs. Dr. Smart, " 11.76 

State of N. II., " 75.91 

Sylvester Marsh, " 8.36 

T. F. Robinson, •< 3.58 

Geo. A. Blanchard, '• 4.26 

T. Rowell & Co., old brick, 7.65 

Frank Ingalls, street cleanings, 2.50 

Moses Hadley, " .50 

Wm. H. Kimball, " 1.00 

N. White's estate, concrete, 14.44 

B. G. Carter, concrete, 1.49 

Chas. Morgan, " 2.34 

E. G. Cummings, " * 4.06 

Fred Newman, iabor, cement, and paint, 13.50 

Philip O'Connell, concrete, 5.75 

Thomas Sargent, Loudon, concrete, 14.98 

George E. Jenks. concrete, 6.36 

W. E. Morton, " 14.64 

Mrs. P. Pillsbury, u 6.70 

James II. Chase, " 8.04 

Ford & Kimball, old iron, 2.35 

G. G. Bailey, Hopkinton, concrete, 8.43 

Timothy Sweeney, " 11.96 

Jos. O. Trask, " 10.00 

S. Blaney, " 6.50 

Oliver Pillsbury, " 7.05 

John Hagar, " 7.12 

David Fowler, ' k 2.52 

J. A. VVashburne, " 11.78 

Estate of Mrs. J. Kimball, " 12.29 

S. K. Blanchard (1877), " 10.48 

J. A. Cochran, « 22.30 

Wm. M. Chase, " 27.86 

Received for labor of men and teams, 203.96 



$1,383.76 



$18,139.22 



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The commissioner credits himself as follows : 

PaidK. J. Goodhue, city teamster, $45.00 

First M. E. Society, edge-stone, 18.56 

M. H. Johnson ami others, pay-roll, 812.49 

Mary Pecker, water-trough, 3.00 

Geo. Goodhue, railing, etc.. 75.54 

K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 

C. C. Bean and others, pay-roll, 75.97 
Concord Water- Works, water-troughs, 58.06 

L. L. Farwell, labor, .45 

Isaac K. Gage, lighting bridge, 30.96 

H. C. Sturtevant, grain, 12.50 

Eli Hibbard, breaking roads, 4.00 

Uri Baker, fence-posts, 10.00 

E. B. Hutchinson, 2.07 

John W. Bourlet, highway work, 8.40 

J B. Ferrin, guide-boards, 3 00 

K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 

E. A. Boutwell, lumber, 9.21 

G. H. Dimond, highway work, 4.50 

Lowell Brown, breaking roads, 1.50 

M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 180.89 

L. R. Hinds, highway work, 3.12 

M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 690.59 

Timothy Colby, bridge plank, 21.27 

Malcolm Beaton, paving-blocks, 200.00 

K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 

Benj. A. Hall, repairing culvert, 4.75 

C. II. Merrill and others, pay-roll, 37.05 

Samuel E. Clifford, grade, 1.50 
Wm, S. Davis & Son, blacksmithing, 4.05 

Hammond, repairing culvert, .50 

Water-pail and dipper, .40 

C. C. Bean and others, pay-roll, 844.54 
M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 1,061.71 

G. F. Hay ward and others, pay-roll, 31.49 

Samuel C. Jenness, water-trough, 3.00 

C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, lumber, 40.66 

J. D. Fife, lighting bridge, 8.25 

Malcolm Beaton, paving-blocks, 200.00 
Geo. W. Emerton, 300 ft. edge-stone, 84.00 

K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 



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Paid Geo. Goodhue, iron railing, $54.84 

Geo. Goodhue, supplies and labor, 29.07 

A.J). Locke, lumber, 84.80 

R. C. Danforth & Co., .75 
M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 1,183.04 

T. Rowell & Co., on account, 800.00 

Walworth M'f'g Co., two valves, 10.00 

Lund & Foss, surveying, 20.25 

Geo. K. Lang, carpenter-work, 4.25 

A. J. Holmes, building culverts, 160.00 

A. J Holmes, stone, 6.00 

K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 

Malcolm Beaton, paving-blocks, 150.00 

Win. Tuppcr, lighting bridge, 26.00 

G. H. Dimond and others, pay-roll, 68.70 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 12.02 

Gust Walker, 41.36 

Batchelder & Co., grain, 79.44 
M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 1,007.91 
F. J. Cofran & Co., painting railing, 6.00 

A. P. Bennett and others, pay-roll, 16.58 
Geo. W. Bmerton, stone watering- 
trough, 35.00 

K. J. Goodhue, citv teamster, 45.00 

W. P. Lamb, painting, 20.00 

Malcolm Beaton, paving-blocks, 897.20 

M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 884.96 

Robert B. Hoit, pay-roll, 25.25 

John T. Batchelder, highway bill, 6.44 

Wm. Tupper, lighting bridge, 7.00 

Moses C. Sanborn, pay-roll, 30.06 

Knowles & White, blacksmithing, 3.55 

Wood worth, Dodge & Co., grain, 22.55 

R. C. Danforth & Co., 6.72 

C. C. Bean and others, pay-roll, 150.00 

R. K. Lougee, highway bill, 3.66 

F. P. Virgin and others, pay-roll, 28.12 

K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 

M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 816.21 

C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, water-trough, 6.00 

B. Frank Bean, expressing, 2.75 
Geo. L. Theobald, drawing paving- 
blocks, 76.50 



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PaidC. C. Bean & others, pay-roll, $299.51 

E. D. Clough & Co., paving-blocks, 105.00 

N. F. Lund, powder, 4.37 

J. D. Johnson & Son, 1.10 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 39.84 

Gust Walker, 44.32 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 34.55 

Stevens & Duncklee, 1.73 

H. W. Clapp & Co., catch-basins, 73.00 

Eastman & Pitch, paints and oils, 15.59 

J. H. Chase & Co., 3.95 

Batchelder & Co., grain, 83.34 

W. S. Davis & Son, blacksmithing, 5.10 
Winchendon Road Scraper Co., one 

scraper, 25.00 

R. K. Abbott, putting up railing, 1.00 
E. A. F. Hammond, lighting bridge, 35.20 

E. C. Currier, lumber and labor, 15.13 
J. D. Fife, lighting bridge, 16.50 
K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 
Lowell Brown, highway work, 1.00 
M. H. Johnson, stone, 479.87 
M. H. Johnson, stone for paving- 
blocks, 441.56 

M. H. Johnson, grade, 41.50 
Geo. W. Chesley, drawing paving- 
blocks, 148.72 
James II. Eastman, culvert-stone, 34.50 

F. P. Virgin and others, pay-roll, 40.00 
Connell & Savory, painting bridge, 124.65 
City Water- Works, water-troughs, 92.66 
Lilla A. Adams, lighting bridge, 6.00 
M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 1,002.56 
E. P. Farnum, bridge stringers, 1.50 
Gilman H. Dimond and others, pay- 
roll, 18.94 

S. Farnum and others, pay-roll, 28.62 

R. B. Hoit and others, 28.00 

B. E. Badger, surveying (two bills), 55.62 
K. J. Goodhue, city teamster, 45.00 
Ira Foster, use of horse, 47.25 

C. C. Bean and others, pay-roll, 178.40 
Brown & Foote, 5.68 



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Paid Geo. Frye, gravel, $9.70 
M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 604.53 
L. R. Hinds, building and repair- 
ing roads, 40.68 
David Campbell, highway work, 4.80 
C. H. Thorndike, edge-stone, 11.87 
T. Rowell & Co., concrete, 1,353.43 
L. A. Clough, lumber, 14.11 
George S. Foster, lumber, 101.61 
Evans & Gale, 11.01 
T. O. Wilson, 6.10 
I). Arthur Brown, 4.10 

C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, 15.30 
Fred Newman, labor and lumber, 13.50 
Concord Carriage Co., 8.75 

D. K. Abbott, lumber, 25.18 
H. Partridge and others, pav-roll, 112.87 
H. W. Clapp, catch-basins, " 24.00 
W. P. Ford & Co., 1.50 
Ford & Kimball, castings, 55.66 
Ruf us Virgin, water-trough, " 3.00 
John A. White, 5.03 
R. C. Danforth & Co. 1.58 
J. M. Stewart & Sons,' 1.00 
A & G.A.Foster, 1.50 
M. S. Farnum and Hugh Tallant, 14.25 
G. Shaw, water-trough at Fisherville, 5.00 
G. D.Richardson and John P. Engel, 31.25 
Win. P. Ford & Co., 16.27 
David O. Smith, blacksmithing, 1.25 
William K. Holt, lumber, 20.15 
B. B Hutchinson, lumber, 8.90 
Asa D. Cutting, painting, 2.50 
Ordway & Ferrin, 15.40 
John Whittaker, lumber, 20.84 
Andrew S. Farnum, highway work, 7.00 
Whittemore & Kimball, lumber, 2.85 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 33.52 
Chas. H. Merrill, highway work, 1.87 
Lund & Foss, surveying, 5.00 
Horace Hammond and others, pay- 
roll, 202.74 

Geo. Prescott, painting guide-boards, 1.35 



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Paid B. G. Carter, blacksmithing, $67.50 

C. E. Ballard, oil, &c, 1.59 

E. A. F. Hammond, lighting bridge, 19.20 
Geo. F. Hayward, highway work, 5.00 

B. F. Varney and others, pay-roll, 25.50 

$16,750.21 

City Treasurer, as per city clerk's 
receipts, 1,389.01 



$18,139.22 



Respectfully submitted. 

HORACE A. BROWN, 
Commissioner. 



REPORT 



COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 



The undersigned herewith presents a statement of the 
receipts and expenditures for the month of January, 1881. 
Said month has been very cold, and accompanied by severe 
and drifting storms. It has been almost impossible to keep 
the highway in a passable condition, it being the hardest 
winter we have experienced for twenty years. Consequently 
the expenses have been quite large ; but I trust the heart of 
winter is now broken, and that the expenses for the next 
months will be materially less. 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 









RECEIPTS. 




Jan. 24, 1881. 


Cash of 


city 


treasurer, 






EXPENDITURES. 




J. H. Rowell, 


pay-roll, 






§448.04 


A. P. Bennett, 










14.10 


C. C. Bean, 










226.30 


H. H. Potter, 










22.64 


Lowell Brown, 










16.25 


A. S. Farnum, 










35.70 


A. S. Smith, 










11.00 


R. Hall, 










21.00 


D. W. Hobbs, 










27.82 


G. H. Dimond, 










80.70 


H. Partridge, 










16.50 



$1,025.00 



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D. K. Abbott, pay-roll, 




$15.75 


Railroad fare for committee on 


account 




of stone-crusher. 




26.65 


Frank Bean, 




2.00 


Postage, 




2.50 


Woodworth, Dodge & Co., 




13.50 


Account books, 




2.00 




$982.45 


Feb. 1. Cash on hand, 




42.55 



$1,025.00 
Respectfully submitted. 

GEO. A. CUMMINGS, 

Corner of Highways. 



EEPOR T 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON CITY FARM. 



To the City Council : 

We, the undersigned Joint Standing Committee on the 
City Farm, respectfully present the twenty-eighth annual re- 
port of the receipts and expenditures of the city farm for 
the year ending February 1, 1881, together with the inven- 
tory of the property of the city belonging thereto. In pre- 
senting this report your committee are of the opinion that 
the inmates at the farm have been well cared for by the 
superintendent and matron, who, by their good judgment 
and care, have made their homes as comfortable as can be 
done with the present accommodations. The management of 
the farm has been good, it is in a good state of cultivation, 
and its productions satisfactory. 

GEO. A. CUMMINGS, 

OMAR L. SHEPARD, 

CHARLES H. PEACOCK, 

JAMES FRANCIS, 

Committee on City Farm. 



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INVENTORY OP PROPERTY AT THE CITY FARM, 
FEBRUARY 1, 1881. 

Farm and buildings, $15,000.00 

PERSONAL PROPERTY LIVE STOCK. 



10 cows, 


$100.00 


1 bull, 


35.00 


1 calf, 


8.00 


2 horses, 


150.00 


50 fowls, 


30.00 


5 shoats, 


30.00 


HAY AND GRAIN. 




15 tons English hay, 


$300.00 


5 tons stock hay, 


50.00 


6 tons oat straw, 


84.00 


6 tons corn fodder, 


60.00 


200 bushels corn, 


180.00 


150 bushels oats, 


75.00 


25 bushels buckwheat, 


25.00 


2 bushels grass seed, 


6.00 


1 barrel pop corn, 


3.00 


£ ton meal, 


15.00 


FARMING TOOLS. 




5 plows, 


$45.00 


1 2-horse sled, 


10.00 


1 " (traverse), 


35.00 


1 pung sleigh, 


25.00 


1 Keene sleigh, 


60.00 


1 express wagon, 


50.00 


1 mowing-machine, 


75.00 


1 knife-grinder, 


10.00 


1 horse-rake, 


85.00 


2 buffalo-robes, 


25.00 


5 yokes, 


10.00 


2 cultivators, 


10.00 


3 harrows, 


15.00 


2 hay-cutters, 


15.00 



$653.00 



$798.00 



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1 set harness, 


1 


1 set draft harness, 


1 single harness, 


10 hay-forks, 
12 feed-boxes, 


2 2-horse carts, 


1 2-horse wagon, 


1 fan-mill, 


1 corn-sheller, 


5 bushel baskets, 


1 set dry measures. 


7 meal bags, 
5 manure-forks, 


6 draft-chains, 


4 small chains,. 


5 hoes, 


2 garden hoes, 


2 manure-hooks. 


6 shovels, 


2 picks, 

5 whiffletrees, 


2 iron-bars, 


1 witch-chain, 


1 cart-body, 

2 screw-wrenches, 


1 hammer, 


4 corn-cutters, 


2 steelyards, 
1 mallet, 


4 chisels, 


1 garden rake, 


2 cross-cut saws, 


1 jack-screw, 

1 bit-stock and 13 bits, 


1 hand-saw, 


1 pair pole-straps, 

2 halters, 


1 drag-rake, 


3 planes, 


3 augers, 


5 axes, 


1 snow-shovel, 



120.00 
10.00 
15.00 
"V2.00 

a.oo 

2.00 
130.00 
100.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.40 
3.00 
7.00 
1.00 
1.50 

.50 
1.00 
3.00 
2.00 
7.00 
3.00 

.75 

10.00 

1.00 

.50 

.80 
1.50 

.25 
1.50 

.25 
6.00 
4.00 
4.00 

.75 
1.50 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 
1.50 
3.00 

.75 



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1 grindstone, 






$8.00 


4 scythes and snaths. 




2.00 


2 bush scythes •< 


ind 1 i 


snath, 


3.00 


50 feet rope, 






1.00 


("5 rakes, 






1.50 


1 spread-chain, 






1.50 


3 wood-saws, 






2.00 


2 ladders. 






1.00 


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 2 


ice-hooks, 


1.50 


40 cords manure, 






140.00 



PROVISIONS AND FAMILY STORES. 

175 lbs. ham, $21.00 

400 lbs. salt pork, 48.00 

60 lbs. sausage, 7.20 

Q5 lbs. lard, 9.10 

60 lbs. fresh meat, 6.0<> 

10 lbs. butter, 3.00 

60 gallons vinegar, 15.00 

2 vinegar casks, 2.00 

1 gallon boiled cider, .75 

1 barrel flour, 9.25 

1| barrel meal, 4.00 

20 lbs. dried apple, 1.20 

50 dry casks, 5.00 

8 cords dry wood, 48.00 

25 cords green wood, 125.00 

3000 feet lumber, 24.00 

1 meat-saw, 1.25 
dairy utensils, 10.00 

4 bushels C. F. salt, . 2.40 

2 lbs. tea, 1.20 
2 lbs. coffee, .70 



'72.95 



70 



20 barrels apples, 


$25.00 




125 gallons cider, 


5.00 




10 cider-casks, 


3.00 




110 bushels No. 1 potatoes, 


66.00 




75 " beets, 


37.50 




5 " turnips (sweet), 
8 " white beans, 


2.00 
18.00 




3 " speckled beans, 
150 chestnut posts, 


6.00 
10.50 




200 lbs. squash, 
7 tons ice, 


3.00 
10.00 




1 barrel soap, 
25 lbs. sugar, 


4.00 
2.63 


■$536.68 






HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE 






1 washing-machine, 


85.00 




1 clothes-wringer, 


7.00 




beds, bedding, and furniture, 


500.00 


$512.00 







$18,472.63 
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES AT CITY FARM 

For the year ending January 31, 1881. 



From 



RECEIPTS. 




live stock, 


$430.28 


farming tools, 


25.60 


household furniture, 


14.40 


vegetables, 
wood and lumber, 


58.59 
90.18 


boarding, 


305.82 


dairy, 


515.11 


expense, 
labor, 


10.98 
185 


provisions, 


30 73 


hay and grain, 
stone quarries, 
clothing and bedding, 


297.61 
143.56 

38.27 



,962.98 



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EXPENDITURES. 




r live stock, 


$218.75 


farming tools, 


59.35 


household furniture, 


16.65 


wood and lumber, 


15.00 


repairs and improvements, 


24.97 


dairy, 


18.37 


expense, 


213.01 


labor (including - supt's salary), 


1,050.50 


provisions, 


290.89 


hay and grain. 


142.36 


clothing and bedding, 


34.13 


STATEMENT. 





!,083.98 



Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1880, $15,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1880, 3,418.06 

118,418.06 

Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1881, $15,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1881. 3,472.63 

.$18,472.63 



Increase. $54.57 

CASH ACCOUNT. 

Cash on hand Feb. 1, 1880, $652.23 

Received since, 2,242.15 



$2,894.38 
Cash paid out. 1,547.36 

Cash on hand Feb. 1, 1881, $1,347.02 

Bills payable, $1,773.23 

" receivable, 334.95 



$1,438.28 



Against the farm, $91.26 



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COUNTY PAUPERS 

Supported at City Farm during the Year ending Feb. 1, 

1881. 



Names. Age. Number 


of days at Farm. 


James W. Powers, 78 


365 


Sarah Jane Sargent, 50 


365 


Joseph Glines, 84 


365 


Orrilla Batchelder, 69 


365 


William Jackson, 70 


206 


Abbie E. Carter, 14 


56 


George Cochran, 8 


90 


Fred Cochran, 6 


90 


CITY PAUPERS. 




John B. Crummett, 73 


311 


Hattie E. Bodwell, 34 


85 



2,298 days. 



Number at Farm Feb. 1, 1881, 7. 



Paupers who have died during- the year. 
John B. Crummett, Dec. 7, 1880. 

Number discharged during the year, 2. 

Number of different paupers at Farm during the year, 10. 

Average number for the year, 6 1-3. 



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE OVERSEER OF THE POOR FOR THE YEAR END- 
ING JANUARY 31, 1881. 



To the Board of Mayor and Aldermen : 

Gentlemen : The undersigned herewith submits the thir- 
teenth 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, 1881, 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, $45.00 

William Pagan, 20.63 

J. Everett Hutchins, 57.00 

Nathaniel K. Emery, 27.00 

Mrs. Clarissa Randall, 20.00 

Town of Gilmanton, for S. P. Hoyt, 18.21 

Mrs. James K. Page, 78.00 

Mrs. James N. Sullivan, 96.00 

William Hutchinson, 9.00 

John B. Baker, 11.00 

Benjamin S. Clay, 43.05 

Morris Lamprey, 3.00 

James Dorety, 17.25 

Zachariah C. Arlin, 50.75 

Mrs. L. Welch, 19.25 

Alvin Welch, 27.20 

Franklin Doyne, 43.00 



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George S. Davis, 




$9.50 


Mrs. Ralph R. Evans, 




42.50 


Aaron Lamprey, 




56.25 


Mrs. A. J. Giles, 




25.50 


William T. Emery, 




23.00 


Mrs. John Williams, 




30.00 


Jeremiah S. Batchelder, 




8.00 


Clifford Family, paid G. F. 


Whittredge, 




guardian, 




27.00 


F. W. Kilburn, 




10.00 


Mrs. Patrick Donahue, 




99.25 


E. B. H. Clisby, 




26.39 


Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, 




15.00 


Mrs. Joseph P. Carpenter, 




3.00 


J. B. Crummett, burial expenses, 


13.00 



Families and persons aided, having a settlement in other 
towns in the state. 



Charles H. Johnson, $104.00 

Mrs. Delia Sippet, 64.56 



Paid Asylum for the Insane as follows : 

For board and other expenses of Bet- 
sey, wife of Michael Haynes, $31.84 

For board and other expenses of Abner 

F. Durgin, 217.73 

For board and other expenses of Ellen 

M. Summers, 223.30 



$168.56 



Paid State Reform School, maintenance 

of Daniel Sullivan, $58.50 

Less cash refunded (overpaid), 9.40 



$472.87 



$49.10 



Aid rendered, since paid, 58.00 



.,722.26 



CR. 



Received of the town of Weare, for aid 

furnished C. H. Johnson and family, $104.00 



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Received of the town of Goffstown, for 

aid of Mrs. Sippet, 864.56 

Paid by sundry persons, 58.00 



$226.56 
Amount expended for city paupers, $1,495.70 

COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Aid rendered to county paupers residing in Concord, not 
including those at the city almshouse. 



Mrs. Mary Storin, 


$17.25 


Daniel Blackstone, 


3.00 


Nancy Dorety, 


.50 


Callahan McCarty, 


58.75 


James M. Drew, 


8.45 


Francis F. Hoyt, 


31.96 


James C. Rowe, 


8.00 


John K. Lang, 


3.00 


John Long, 


.60 


Elizabeth Clary, 


14.50 


Mrs. Robert Smith, 


78.00 


Mrs. R L. Spaulding, 


4.79 


Mrs. Mary Owens, Fisherville, 


62.50 


George W. Foote, 


10.00 


Charles Roberts, 


10.00 


Children of Thomas Sullivan, 


52.00 


Timothy McCormick, 


3.00 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 


112.00 


Mrs. Patrick Desmond, 


54.00 


Mrs. Sarah A. Dudley, 


104.00 


George C. Beckett (care of child), 


39.00 


Anna Holland, 


63.00 


Israel Shepard. 


59.08 


Mrs. Nancy Pearson, 


84.00 


Mrs. Harriet Ash (moving to county 




farm), 


3.00 


David Tandy, 


6.00 


Mrs. Thomas Coty, 


22.75 


Julius Ransom, 


52.75 


Mrs. Patrick Larkin, Fisherville, 


12.65 


Jeddie Welcome, 


5.75 



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John Welcome, $5.00 

Michael Daily, 5.75 

Charles L. Feltman, 15.60 

George W. Perry, 15.00 

Mrs. Charles E. Witham, 5.15 

William Robinson, 50.00 

Etta B. Heath, 4.00 

Edward R. Stevens, 23.00 

Hannah Clifford. 40.00 

William H. Towle, 18.50 

Mrs. C. G. Miner, 6.00 

Stephen F. Cilley, 10.00 

William Maher, 2.00 

William Sager, 40.00 

A. B. Colby, .80 
Mrs. Gomo, Fisherville, 61.60 
Mrs. Hannah Doyle, 12.00 
Thomas Much, 23.36 
Joseph Civalier, 114.50 
Andrew J. Drew, 2.75 
Mrs. Mary Laplant, 4.70 
Mrs. Lucretia Danforth, .50 
Mrs. Arthur Shay, 1879, 10.00 
Mrs. Ellen.Geary, 17.65 
Timothy Malony, 23.50 
Mrs. David R. Tandy, 12.00 
Mrs. John F. Brown, 22.75 
Michael Martin, 135.05 
Joseph Wells, 155.76 
John S. King, 22.25 
Charles F. Guild, 32.00 

B. G. Tucker, 13.00 
Wm. B. Thompson, 3.00 
Simon J. Crane, 32.33 
William H. Pitman, 46.62 
Kate Bresnahan, 24.00 
Honora Nolan. 48.00 
Mrs. L. Luney, Fisherville, 10.00 
Mrs. Sarah A. Haines, 20.06 
Thomas La Rose, 43.51 
G. H. Richardson, 22.44 
Isaac Lor, 3.00 
Benjamin Rogers, 28.00 



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Nancy CTHara, 


$33.08 


Mrs. R. M. Allen, 


75.95 


Irving E. Chandler, Fisherville, 


7.08 


Mrs. Cordelia Patterson, Fisherville, 


72.00 


Mrs. Catherine Flynn, 


17.00 


James Kir by, 


7.91 


Mary Hannagan, 


39.00 


Frank Carter, 


11.00 


D. Connor, 


8.00 


Alphonse Lancelot, 


39.75 


Benjamin Danforth, 


8.00 


Mary Gorman, 


75.24 


Oliver Morin, 


12.00 


Mrs. Clara Clark, 


19.50 


Mrs. Nelson Florence, Fisherville, 


108.00 


George N. Ash, 


6.00 


Simeon B. Sampson, 


3.00 


Alex La Coy e, 


17.30 


Mrs. Malvi'na Coty, 


16.00 


Transients, 


24.76 



Amount paid for county paupers off the farm, $2,769.98 

Eight persons chargeable to the county have 
been supported at the city almshouse all or a 
part of the year, at an expense of $304.12 

Total amount paid by the city for support of 

county paupers for the year, $3,074.10 

Total amount paid on city pauper account, 1,495.70 

Total on pauper account for the year ending 

January 31, 1881, $4,569.80 

Total amount paid in 1879, $5,378.13 

" " 1880, 4,569.80 



Less than last year, $808.33 

Amount paid for medical attendance, $355.60 

Chargeable to the city, $105.00 

" " county, 250.60 

$355.60 



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Number of applications for aid, 434 

Number of families and individuals receiving 

entire or partial support, 136 

Number of persons aided, 376 

Number having a settlement in the city, 109 

" " " " county, 267 

In concluding this report, we would say that the extreme 
cold weather for the past two months has made it necessary 
for many persons to have assistance, and calls have been 
numerous, especially for fuel, as well as for the other neces- 
saries of life ; and the amount disbursed is greater than it 
would ordinarily have been. In discharging the duties of 
caring for the poor and unfortunate, we have endeavored to 
investigate all cases that have come to us, and to treat all 
fairly, rendering aid at all times when, in our judgment, we 
thought it right and proper to do so. 
Respectfully submitted. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

Overseer of the Poor. 



CITY PHYSICIAN'S REPORT. 



To the City Council : 
I have made, during the year ending January 31, 1881, 

Visits to almshouse 17 

Visits to paupers not at almshouse 203 

Prescriptions at office 12 

The number of different ones at the almshouse for the 
year was ten, — the average number a trifle more than six. 
1 have continued my custom the past year of making fre- 
quent visits upon them when in that part of the city. I 
have thus kept informed of their condition, which I am very 
glad to say has been good. Only one death has occurred 
among them, that of an old man, who died of softening of 
the brain. 

You very well know that those who become inmates of 
such institutions are, as a class, brought there through in- 
firmities of years and body. The few calls made by me ren- 
der it certain that their wants have been supplied, and that 
all it was possible to do for them has been done by those 
who have had them in charge. 

I desire to call your attention to the buildings which have 
served the purpose of an almshouse for so many years. 
Time and the elements have made their effects seen and 
felt. Added to this, the house was never arranged as such 
an institution should be. 



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The cold of our past winter has taxed the ingenuity, to 
say the least, of those in charge. While I am sure all have 
been kept comfortable, they have been kept so at large ex- 
pense of fuel and labor. 

There is only one room in the whole house that can be 
made comfortable in case of sickness. First, Is this econ- 
omy ? Second, Is it truly in the interest of humanity ? 

Of those aided by the overseer of the poor, not at the 
almshouse, thirty-two different persons have come under 
medical or surgical treatment. This is a very remarkable 
showing. I understand, that, reckon all members of fami- 
lies aided, there are nearly four hundred individuals who 
have been assisted. We expect the most sickness among 
the destitute. In this city it has not been so. I very well 
know that physicians here render many of these poor people 
professional service, when they know that no pecuniary con- 
sideration will ever be received. This is creditable to the 
doctor, and no doubt justly appreciated by the patient, and 
at the same time relieves the city of just so much expense. 
Still, I think I am safe in saying that little sickness has oc- 
curred among this class. 
Respectfully submitted. 

GEORGE COOK, M. D. 

Concord, N. H., March 1, 1881. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the City Council : 
We have the honor to submit the following report : 
Seventeen complaints have been made to us in regular 

form. The causes have been, in case of 

Foul sink-drains, ..... 4 

Filthy hog-pens, ..... 2 

Uncleaned privies, .... 5 

Filthy cattle-yard, L 

Filthy cellar, 1 

Decaying animal and vegetable matter, 3 
Slaughter-house in the compact part of 

the city, ...... 1 

As in years before, numerous verbal complaints have come 
to each member of the board aside from the above. We 
have in each case given such advice and made such recom- 
mendations as seemed best under all the circumstances. In 
most cases we have found those complained of willing and 
desirous to remedy any real evil. 

We would again call the attention of the city council to 
the importance of more explicit legislation in regard to the 
keeping of swine and cattle in the compact part of our city, 
and not leave it, as it now is, to the opinion of the board 
whether such keeping is really an injury to the public health. 
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The unpleasant and disagreeable stench that arises from 
places where such animals are kept, and oftentimes many 
in number, does really, in our judgment, constitute a nui- 
sance, even if no case of disease can be traced to such 
source. 

VITAL STATISTICS. 

Prom an examination of the tables made by the registrar, 
we have been unable to learn of any widespread epidemic 
or contagious influence among us the past year. The ordi- 
nance requiring permits for burial and return of births has 
been in force now nearly four years. Each year, as its re- 
quirements are understood and more fully complied with, 
more correct and complete tables of vital statistics can be 
presented. Our undertakers now understand that they can- 
not bury or remove from the city any dead person with- 
out a permit. We thereby are sure that the whole number 
of deaths reported is correct. The physicians have been 
very prompt in making return of births ; but we are not 
quite so sure that all have been reported to the registrar, for 
the reason that some few births, no doubt, do take place 
without the attendance of any physician. Such are very 
unlikely to get reported. The practice adopted by some 
physicians, of reporting births that occur without medical 
attendance, which they may learn of in their daily rounds, is 
a good one. We hope this practice will continue. 

In the table of causes of death there has been some rather 
unsatisfactory classification. This is due to the vague and 
sometimes unintelligent cause put down in the certificate, 
although in this respect there is a great improvement over 
former years. 

Total number of deaths among residents, 240 

Population, 14,000 

Death-rate per thousand, . . 17.07 

In the above we have not included the fifteen still-births ; 



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but in the total of deaths we have included the one that oc- 
curred at our almshouse, as such are properly residents. We 
have also put our population at 14,000, while the census 
gives us only 13,845. We feel sure, however, that our float- 
ing population during the year has been enough to make our 
estimate of 14,000 very nearly correct. 

In the space allowed us we cannot go into any extended 
analysis of the causes of deaths. We would call attention 
to the fact that 56 persons have died who were over 70 
years of age, while 59 deaths were among children under 5 
years of age. Consumption has claimed 37 for its victims, 
and pneumonia 22, — diseases supposed by most people to 
result from visitations of Divine Providence, — while the 
whole of class 1 (zymotic diseases) is but 52, diseases com- 
monly believed to result from impure water, imperfect sew- 
erage, foul gases, and the like, or, in other words, diseases 
the germs of which are taken into the body from without, 
which develop into one or the other of the diseases in this 
class. 

JOHN CONNELL, 
GEORGE COOK, M. D., 
ALFRED E. EMERY. M. D. 






REPORT 



CITY REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS. 



To the City Council : 

Gentlemen : The revised ordinances of the city, Chapter 
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, has been complied 
with, so far as the returns have been received, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of births for 1880, 254; — males, 125; fe- 
males, 129. In Ward 1, 36; Ward 2, 8; Ward 3, 22; 
Ward 4, 72; Ward 5, 39; Ward 6, 58; Ward 7, 19. In 
January, 21 ; February, 18 ; March, 21 ; April, 24 ; May, 
19 ; June, 17 ; July, 28 ; August, 29; September, 21 ; Octo- 
ber, 25 ; November, 21 ; December, 25. 

Number of intentions of marriage recorded for the year, 
131, being 26 less than 1879. 

The returns of marriages solemnized are not complete, 
and we cannot give a correct report at this time. 

Whole number of deaths reported in the different wards 
of the city, 239 ; — males, 114 ; females, 125. In Ward 1, 
28 ; Ward 2, 18 ; Ward 3, 16 ; Ward 4, 67 ; Ward 5, 42 ; 
Ward 6, 44 ; Ward 7, 24. Under 1 year, 28 ; between 1 



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and 5, 31 ; between 5 and 10, 14; between 10 and 20, 11 : 
between 20 and 30, 19; between 30 and 40, 20; between 
40 and 50, 13 ; between 50 and 60, 15 ; between GO and 70, 
32 ; between 70 and 80, 31 ; between 80 and 90, 17 ; over 
90. 8. In January, 12 ; February, 20 ; March, 22 ; April, 
16 ; May, 27 ; June, 16 ; July, 27 ; August, 22 ; Septem- 
ber, 19 ; October, 12 ; November, 22 ; December, 24. 

Deaths in public institutions, in addition to the above : 
New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane, 20 ; State Prison, 2 ; 
Almshouse, 1 ; Home for the Aged, 1. Total deaths, not 
including still-born, 263. 

The remains of 71 were carried out of the city for burial, 
and 39 were brought to the city for interment, making the 
number of interments in the city, 231, as follows : Blossom 
Hill, 70 ; Woodlawn Cemetery, 27 ; Old Cemetery, 46 ; Cal- 
vary (R. C.) Cemetery, 33: Pine Grove (East Concord) 
Cemetery, 19; West Concord Cemetery, 12; Horse Hill 
Cemetery, 9 ; Millville Cemetery, 8 ; receiving tomb, 4 ; 
Miriot enclosure, 1 : not designated, 2. 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 

Class 1 — Zymotic Diseases. — Order I — Miasmatic. 

Cholera Infantum, 8 Fever, 2 

Croup, Membranous, 7 " Typhoid, 6 

" Diptheretic, 1 Measles, 4 

Diphtheria, 12 Meningitis, 1 

Dysentery, 2 Scarlatina, 4 

Erysipelas, 3 Whooping Cough, 2 

Class 2 — Constitutional Diseases. — Order I. 

Cancer. 2 Cancer of Breast, 1 

" of Stomach, 2 Rheumatism, 1 



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Order II — Tubercular Diseases. 

Consumption, 37 Tabes Mesenterica, 1 

Hydrocephalus, 2 

Class 3 — Local Diseases. — Order I — Nervous System. 



Apoplexy, 


14 


Convulsions, 


2 


Brain, Congestion of 


1 


Paralysis, 


8 


" Softening of 


1 


Tetanus, 


1 


" Disease of 


7 







Order II — Circulatory System. 

Angina Pectoris, 1 Pericarditis, 1 

Heart Diseases, 16 

Order III — Respiratory System. 

Bronchitis, 2 Pneumonia, 22 

Laryngitis, 3 Throat, Disease of 1 

Lungs, Congestion of 4 

Order IV — Digestive System. 

Bowels, Disease of 1 Gastritis, 1 

" Intussusception of 1 Liver, Abscess of 1 

Colitis, 1 Peritonitis, 1 

Enteritis, 3 Strangulated Hernia, 1 

Order Y — Urinary System. 

Diabetes, 1 Bright's Disease, 1 

Order VI — Integumentary System. 

Eczema, 1 Psoas Abscess, 1 

Tumor Fibroid, 1 

Class 4 — Developmental Diseases. — Order I — Children. 

Still-birth, 15 

Order II — Nutritive Diseases. 

Anemia, 2 Debility, 1 

" of Brain, 1 Marasmus, 8 



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Order III — Old People. 

Old Age, 19 Gangrene, Senile, 1 

Class V — Violence. 

Accidents (not specified), 4 Scalded, 1 

Drowned, 1 

Class VI. 
Unknown, 4 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Registrar 



REPORT 

OF THE 

CEMETERY C M MITTEE 



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

The Cemetery Committee beg leave to present the follow- 
ing annual report for the year ending January 31, 1881 : 

OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 

Received from interest on invested fund, $42.00 

" " Wentworth fund, 3.00 

" " Theodore French fund, 6.00 



Paid Goodhue for faucet, $1.00 

Peter Lary, for 10 days' labor, 10.00 

Joseph Cote, for 10 days' labor, 12.50 

Charles Baker, for 10 days' labor, 12.50 

Thomas Carley, for 10 days' labor, 15.00 



$51.00 



$51.00 
Balance due Cemetery Committee from last year, $6.55 

BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 

Received from sale of lots, $748.60 

*' McQuesten fund, 6.00 

" for digging graves, 168.25 

hay of G. S. Kellom, 15.00 

" " A. H. Curtice, 4.80 

John Gallagher, 33.00 

" " A. G. McAlpine, 24.00 



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Received for wood, of C. Woodman, $10.00 

use of hose, 0.00 



■f 1,018.65 
Balance from last year, 349.24 



$1,867.89 



Paid city treasurer one half sales of lots, 

to he added to invested fund, $374.30 

Paid T. Carley, 180 days' labor, @ 11.50, 270.00 
C. Baker, 162 » 1.25, 202.50 

P. Lary, 40 " 40.00 

J. Cote, 150 " 1.25, 187.50 

C. Woodman, 75 " 2.00, 150.00 

use of horse and cart, 28 days, 1.75, 49.00 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, for tools, 5.25 
J. Moore & Sons, for tools, .65 



$1,279.20 

Balance in hands of committee, 88.69 



$1,367.89 



The amount of the Permanent Fund now in the hands of 
the city treasurer is as follows : 

Amount in his hands Jan. 31 . 1880, $1509.75 

Interest, one year at 6 per cent., 90.58 

Cash paid in this year, 374.30 



Amount, January 81, 1881, $1,974.63 

The cemetery has been kept in its usual good condition, 
while the permanent fund has steadily increased, which en- 
courages your committee in the belief that the time is not 
far distant when the interest and one half the sales of lots 
will enable them to make permanent improvements, which 
are much needed. 

J. H. CHASE, 
CHARLES WOODMAN, 
GEO. E. LAWRENCE. 



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WEST CONCOKD CEMETERY. 

The committee beg leave to submit the following report: 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand. $12.20 

From sale of lots, 16.50 



$28.70 

EXPENDITURES. 

For improvements and care of grounds, $26.10 

Balance on hand, $2.60 

TIMOTHY CARTER, 
E. T. PUTNEY, 
O. L. SHEPARD, 

Cemetery Committee. 
February 1, 1881. 



William F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Dr. 

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

To one half sales, Feb. 2, 

1880, to Jan. 81, 1881, 395.80 
To interest on bonds, 31.00 

$468.25 

Cr. 
By cash paid for city Concord bond, $200.00 

state of N. H. bond, 200.00 
Feb. 1, 1881. Balance cash on hand, 68.25 



$468.25 



INVESTED FUNDS. 



U. S. 4 per cent, bonds, $550.00 

Merrimack county bonds, 900.00 

City of Concord, N. H., bonds, 200.00 

State of New Hampshire bond, 200.00 



-$1,850.00 



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William F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with Old North Cemetery. 

Dr 

Feb. 2, 1880. Balance cash on hand, $15.00 

To interest on bonds, 42.00 

• §57.00 

(Jr. 
By cash paid Chas. Woodman, 8-12.00 

deposited in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 15.00 

$57.00 

INVESTED FUNDS. 

City of Concord, N. H., bonds, $700.00 

Merrimack County Savings Bank deposit, 15.00 

$715.00 



William F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with West Concord Cemetery. 

Dr. 

Feb. 2, 1880. Balance cash on hand, $32.00 

To cash from saie of lots, 16.50 

$48.50 

Cr. 

By cash deposited in Merrimack County Savings 

Bank, $48.50 

INVESTED funds. 

Merrimack County Savings Bank deposit, $48.50 

Respectfully submitted. 

W. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 



REPORT 



TRUSTEES OE THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



To the City Council : 

The Trustees of the Public Library present their report 
for the year 1880— "81, accompanied by the reports from the 
Librarian and Treasurer for the same time. 

The value of our library to the city, and to the individual, 
depends upon the use made of it. The books are purchased 
and made available that they may be read. The opportuni- 
ty offered should secure its improvement, and the books be 
made to yield us, each year, the greatest possible amount of 
good by their constant use. 

There are in the library 7,890 volumes, two hundred and 
seventy-three having been added during the year. The 
reference library is now very valuable, and has been rear- 
ranged and classified, so as to make it convenient for use. 
There are encyclopaedias, dictionaries, gazetteers, books of 
reference on manufactories, art, architecture, and on 
nearly every subject connected with the different industries 
and professions. One has only to enter the library to find 
the information wanted by all classes. It has been the aim of 
the trustees to have every branch of business — every line of 
study — represented, and to offer aid to every one who wants 
information. We have not everything, but there is some- 
thing in every department. The library is, therefore, not 



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only the centre of intellectual life to the people, but aids all 
labor to become more intelligent and skilful. Books are 
not merely to amuse, but to instruct also ; and our aim is to 
elevate the standard of the library, and encourage the call 
for the best books, that we, as a people, may be " reading 
up, and not down." 

The librarian has spoken of the reading-room which has 
been opened. There was no such room in the city, and the 
trustees thought there should be one. They provided a 
place, and, at quite an expense, papers from the principal 
cities of the land. This gives business men, and others, op- 
portunity to consult files of papers from all the centres of 
business across the continent. Only a very few have 
availed themselves of the privileges offered, although the 
expense is so small to each. These papers ought not to re- 
main idle or useless, and it is to be hoped that many, when 
they see the advantages of having these papers in our city, 
will avail themselves of the provision made by your au- 
thority. 

The Board would express thanks to the donors of books 
during the past year, and still solict donations from the 
friends of the library. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. FISKE, Ward 1, 
J. T. CLOUGH, Ward 2, 
C. M. PERRY, Ward 3, 

F. D. AYER, Ward 4, 

G. E. JENKS, Ward 5, 

L. G. BARRETT, Ward 6, 
ABIAL CHANDLER, Ward 7, 

Trustees of Public Library. 



REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 



Concord, Feb. 1, 1881. 

To the Trustees of Public Library : 

Your Librarian herewith submits his annual report for 
the year ending January 31st, 1881. 

Number of volumes in library at last report, 7,617 

Additions by purchase, 261 

" " donations, 12 



Number of volumes now in library, 7,890 

There has been a small increase in the use of the general 
library during the year, and a larger number of people have 
used the reference library than in the previous years. 

There have been added to the general library new sets of 
the complete works of Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, 
and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many valuable books in his- 
tory, biography, travel, and art. 

In the reference library the additions have been the Criti- 
cal and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, by 
Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer, in sixteen volumes ; also 
an additional volume of Spurgeon's Treasury of David ; 
volume 9 of McClintock & Strong's Cyclopaedia (the 10th 
volume completes the work) ; volumes X and XI of the 
Encyclopaedia Brittanica ; and Young People's Encyclopaedia 
of Persons and Places ; and Cyclopaedia of Common Things. 



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The donations consist of 1 copy New Year's Gift (Rev. 
A. W. Fiske) ; 2 copies vol. 2, The Science of Health (Mary 
Baker Glover Eddy) ; 5 vols., Reports upon United States 
Geographical Surveys, West of the One Hundredth Meridian 
(Capt. Geo. M. Wheeler, Washington, D. C.) ; 2 vols., The 
Society of Friends in the Nineteenth Century; 1 vol., A 
Call to the Fountain ; 1 vol., A Catechism and Confession 
of Faith (by will of Wm. Hodgden, of Philadelphia) ; 1 vol., 
Public Hygiene in America (Henry J. Bowditeh, m. d.) 
1 vol., Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Patents 
(Hon. E. H. Rollins). 

The reading-room, in connection with the library, was 
furnished with papers, magazines, and reviews, and opened 
on the first of May. The number of persons who have paid 
the small fee of twenty-five cents, and availed themselves of 
its privileges, is fifty-six — a number far below what was ex- 
pected by the trustees. 

The reduction of the fine for non-return for annual exam- 
ination, from $1 to 25 cents, has operated favorably. The 
books have never been returned so promptly, and there has 
been no difficulty in collecting the fine of those who failed 
to return their books in season. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRED'K S. CRAWFORD, Librarian. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



CONCORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 

In account with Wm. P. Fiske, Treasurer. 

1880. Or. 

Feb. 1. By balance from last year, $66.37 

April. appropriation, in part, 100.00 

June. " " 450.00 

Sept, " " 200.00 

Dec. " " 233.33 

1881. 

Feb. By appropriation, in full, 50.00 

interest on Lyon fund, 60.00 

Pierce fund, 60.00 

library receipts, 231.39 

11,451.09 



1880. Dr. 

To paid — 

Feb. J. F. Coleman, $15.00 

H. L. Read, agent, 20.00 

March. F. S. Crawford, 37.50 

Dodd, Mead & Co., 19.50 

April. F. S. Crawford, 37.50 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 13.23 

A. Brown, chairs, 19.44 

E. C. Eastman, 49.55 
May. A. R. Ayers, 9.00 

F. P. Mace, 4.50 
C. C. Pearson, 6.00 
Republican Press Association, 6.00 
C. F. Batchelder, 30.00 
J. Wilson & Son, 5.00 
Hooper, Lewis & Co., 6.58 



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1880. To paid- 
June. H. L. Read, agent, $5.00 
July. F. S. Crawford, 112.50 
Thomas Woodward, 10.00 
Concord Gas-Light Co., 14.04 

E. C. Eastman, 165.76 
W. P. Hopkins, 5.00 

F. S. Crawford. 37.50 
Sept. F. S. Crawford, 37.50 

H. L. Read, agent, 13.50 

Pulsifer, Jordan & Wilson, 30.10 

Oct. F. S. Crawford, 37.50 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 14.31 

H. F. Wood, 4.00 

Nov. F. S. Crawford, 37.50 

Brown & Bean, 21.00 

Dec. Dodd. Mead & Co., 4.34 

J. N. McClintock, 20.00 

F. S. Crawford, 37.50 

E. C. Eastman, 148.61 
1881. 

Feb. F. S. Crawford, incidentals, 56.34 

F. S. Crawford, bill, 200.05 
F. S. Crawford, salary, 75.00 
Concord Gas-Light Co., 20.25 
postage, .09 

Cash on hand, 64.90 



,451.09 



Respectfully submitted. 

WM. P. FISKE, Treasurer. 
Concord, Feb. 19, 1881. 

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REPORT OF THE CITY SOLICITOR. 



To the City Council : 

November 9, 1880, when I entered upon the duties of this 
position, I found four cases pending against the city, — John 
F. Edgerly and Wife v. Concord, for a full report of which, 
see the last report of Charles P. Sanborn, former solicitor. 
It will probably be tried at the April term, 1881. Ann G. 
Currier v. Concord. The questions to be tried in this case 
are substantially the same as in the case of Edgerly v. Con- 
cord. It was entered at the October term, 1880, and prob- 
ably will not be tried at present. The suit of George W. 
Wadleigh v. Concord was commenced August 24, 1878. 
The plaintiff claims $1,000 damages for injuries done to a 
building owned by him in Fisherville, on the 18th day of 
June, 1875, by certain persons unlawfully, riotously, and 
tumultuously assembled together. The case was in order, 
and would have been tried at the October adjourned term, 
1880, but for the illness of Hon. John Y. Mugridge, counsel 
for the plaintiff. It will undoubtedly be disposed of at the 
April term, 1881. 

March 8, 1880, Lyman D. Stevens, trustee, filed a petition 
against the city of Concord for the abatement of a tax on 
account of doomage. The inventory law of 1878 was dis- 
tasteful to Mr. Stevens, and he neglected to return to the 
assessors an inventory of this property, which he held as 
trustee. Consequently they doomed him. He applied to 



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the assessors for the abatement of the doomage, but they 
refused ; and he has now filed this petition, under the stat- 
ute, asking the court to abate so much as they shall think 
just. The amount that Mr. Stevens claims should be abated 
is $733.04. The case has not yet been reached, but is ready 
for a hearing at any time. 

I understand that the petition of McGrath was dismissed 
by Judge Allen at the October term, 1880. 

The suits of Edgerly, Currier, and Wadleigh v. Concord, 
and the petition of Mr. Stevens, are the only suits now in 
court in which the city is a party. 

ROB'T A. RAY, Solicitor. 



REPORT 



POLICE JUSTICE 



To the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Con- 
cord : 

The Police Justice herewith submits the twenty-eighth 
annual report. 

For reasons specified in several preceding reports, the 
transactions of the police court during the eight months 
ending with the thirtieth day of September, 1880, are stated 
separately from those of the four subsequent months ending 
with this date. 

The number of civil actions entered in court during 

said eight months was 120 

During the last four months, 40 

In all, 160 

The number of persons of foreign birth who were 

fully naturalized during said eight months was 5 

During the last four months, 92 

In all, 97 

The number of such persons who made their primary 
declarations of intention to become citizens, during 
said eight months, was 3 

During the last four months, 32 

In all, 35 



101 

The number of arraignments for alleged criminal of- 
fences before the police justice during said eight 
months was 103 

During the last four months, 17 

In all. 120 

The reports of the city marshal and of the assistant city 
marshals of this date sufficiently describe the nature and re- 
sults of the prosecutions with which those officers were re- 
spectively connected. 

The police justice charges himself as follows : 

For costs belonging to the city, arising from 
criminal prosecutions during said eight 
months, $88.46 

During the last four months, 18.53 



In all, $106.99 

For fines during said eight months, $605.50 

During the last four months, 113.50 



In all. $719.00 

For fees in civil actions during said eight 

months, $86.82 

During the last four months, 23.89 



In all, $110.71 



And discharges himself as follows : 

Paid expenses, $11.82 

Paid to city treasurer, 924.88 



.70 



$936.70 



The civil business of the police court during the past year 
has exceeded by more than fourfold the amount annually 
transacted prior to the increase of its jurisdiction. 

SYLVESTER DANA, 

Police Justice. 
Concord, January 31, 1881. 



REPORT OF SPECIAL JUSTICE. 



To the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Con- 
cord : 

The undersigned reports that, as special justice of the 
police court, he has tried, in the years 1879 and 1880, six 
cases, and held two terms of the civil court ; that he has re- 
ceived in fines and costs due the city the sum of ten dollars, 
which has been paid to the city treasurer. 

L. S. MORRILL, 

Special Justice. 



liEPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned respectfully submits the following report 
of the doings of the Police Department of the city of Con- 
cord for the year ending Jan. 31, 1881. 

The whole number of arrests made during the year, not 
including those made at Fisherville, was 186, as follows : 

Assault and battery, 21 

Breaking and entering, 4 

Cruelty to animals, 1 

Driving a horse without leave, 1 

Embezzlement, 1 

Evading railroad fare, 2 

For being out late at night, 14 

fornication, 1 

Intoxication, 68 

Insane persons, 7 

Keeping liquor for sale and selling liquor, 14 

Keeping a saloon open after ten o'clock, 3 

Keeping a dog without a license, 1 

Larceny, 7 

Lewd and lascivious behavior, 3 

Personating an officer, 1 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 28 

Suspicious persons, 9 

186 



104 

Of the above cases, 96 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offenses, to wit, — 

Assault and battery, 21 

Breaking and entering, 3 

Cruelty to animals, 1 

Driving a horse without leave, 1 

Embezzlement, 1 

Fornication, 1 

Intoxication, 27 

Keeping liquor for sale and selling liquor, 14 

Keeping a saloon open after ten o'clock, 3 

Keeping a dog without a license, 1 

Lewd and lascivious behavior, 1 

Larceny, 6 

Personating an officer, 1 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 15 



96 



And were disposed of as follows : 



Sentenced to pay fines, 73 
Ordered to recognize to appear at the supreme 

court, 18 

Sentenced to the house of correction, 1 

Discharged by the court, 4 

96 
Discharged without complaint, 90 

Total, 186 

Twenty-nine buildings have been found open, and secured. 
The whole number of lodgers accommodated at the sta- 
tion-house during the year, 60. 
Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CONNELL, 

City Marshal. 
Concord, Jan. 31, 1881. 



ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL'S REPORT. 



To the City Council, : 

The undersigned respectfully submits the following re- 
port of the Police Department in Ward 1, from March 1 to 
Nov. 8, 1880: 

Whole number of arrests, 17 

Intoxication, 13 

Assault, 2 

Insane, 1 

Breaking windows, 1 

— 17 

Of the above cases, 15 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offences, to wit, — 

Intoxication, 12 

Assault, 2 

Breaking windows, 1 

— 15 

and were disposed of by the police court as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fines, 14 

Ordered to recognize to appear at supreme 

court, 1 

Discharged without complaint, 



• > 



17 



Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CHADWICK, 

Assistant City Marshal. 
Fisherville, N. H., Nov. 8, 1880. 



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To the City Council : 

The undersigned submits the following report of the Po- 
lice Department in Ward 1 from Nov. 10, 1880, to date : 

Whole number of arrests made during this time, 5 

Intoxication, 3 

Larceny, 1 

Selling intoxicating liquors, 1 

— 5 

Of the above cases, 2 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offences, to wit, — 

Larceny, 1 

Selling intoxicating liquors, 1 

and were disposed of by the police court as follows : 

' Sentenced to pay fines, 1 
Ordered to recognize to appear at the supreme 

court, 1 

Discharged without complaint, 3 

— 5 
Number of lodgers accommodated at the station- 
house. 5 

Number of prisoners and lodgers, 5 



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Respectfully submitted. 

GEORGE W. COREY, 

Assistant City Marshal. 

Fisherville, N. H., Jan. 31, 1881. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



To the. Board of Aldermen : 

I hereby present my report for the year ending January 
31, 1881. The report contains a list of the fires for the past 
year, together with an estimate of the losses and insurance 
on the same. The report also contains a full list of the 
names of the officers and members of the different organiza- 
tions composing the Concord Fire Department, the number 
and location of the hydrants, and the location of the fire- 
alarm boxes. 

The year has been singularly free from disastrous confla- 
grations, the aggregate loss being less than $3,500. 

A new hose-carriage has been added to our equipment ; 
and all of the apparatus is believed to be in good condition. 
One thousand feet of new hose is needed to take the place 
of hose become worthless by age and long usage. I most 
respectfully urge your honorable body to appropriate suffi- 
cient money to purchase the above-named amount. 

During the year an electric fire-alarm system has been 
constructed and put in operation. It works satisfactorily in 
every respect, except that a larger bell is needed in the cen- 
tral part of the city, so that alarms may be heard more dis- 
tinctly on Main street, and in stores and offices thereon. I 
would recommend that steps be immediately taken to correct 
this difficulty. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank the Mayor and the Com- 
mittee on Fire Department for their cordial support in every 



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measure designed to promote the efficiency of the depart- 
ment. Also to the assistant engineers, and officers and mem- 
bers of the entire force, my thanks are due for their prompt 
and willing attention to duty at all times. 

JAMES N. LAUDER, 

Chief Engineer . 



ALARMS AND FIRES DURING THE YEAR. 

Feb. 4, 1880. Alarm caused by chimney burning. 

Feb. 20. Sarah Herbert's house, Walnut street. Loss 
$500. 

Feb. 23. Dr. T. Haynes's house, corner Main and Centre 
streets. Loss $500 ; fully insured. 

Feb. 24. Geo. Sleeper's house, Franklin street. Loss 
$1,000 ; fully insured. 

Feb. 24. Chimney. Cross street. No loss. 

April 14. J. Palmer's spring shop. No loss. 

April 19. Boynton & Willard's show window. Damage 
trifling. 

April 27. Henry P. Rolfe's house, Green street. Loss 
about $400 ; fully insured. 

April 30. John Flagg's shop. Loss $400 ; fully insured. 

Sept. 21. Store-house occupied by C. H. Martin & Co., 
Main street. Loss $300 ; fully insured. 

Nov. 28. Box 16 ; chimney burning out. 

Dec. 7. Box 5 ; stone-shed. Loss trifling. 

Jan. 25, 1881. H. H. Amsden's dry-house, Fisherville. 
Loss $200 ; no insurance. 



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ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 
FOR 1881. 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 



Names. 
James N. Lauder, 



N. H. Haskell, 
Chas. M. Lang, 
Wm. D. Ladd, 
Daniel B. Newhall, 
Geo. L. Lovejoy, 
Robert Crowther, 
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 Are hats, $64; 6 lanterns, $30; -total, $21". 
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-vita; 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; % t011 can n el coal, .$11.50; 3 cords slabs, $6; 8 tons hard coal, 
$68; 4 barrels coke, $6; 1 grindstone, $8;— total, $146.50. 



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



Geo. A. Glover, Foreman, 
B. F. Hardy, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 



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



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. Blanchard, 

20. Geo. E. Minot, 

21. H. C. Minot, 

14. H. A. Rowell, 

22. C. "W. Corning, 

23. W. J. Leighton, 
C. C. Nutter, 
"W. M. Leaver, 
B. Billsborough, 



Occupations. 
Tinsmith, 
Clerk, 

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

Carriage Painter, 
Lamplighter, 
Clerk, 
Fireman, 
Printer, 
Painter, 
Painter, 
Painter, 
Painter, 



Residences. 
State street, cor. West. 
Fayette street. 
Green street. 
Main street. 
South street. 
Prince street. 
Spring street. 
State Street. 
Green street. 
Montgomery street. 
Centre street. 
Green street. 
State street. 
State street. 
Thorndike street. 
Walnut street. 



Schedule of Property — Steamer Kearsarge. 

Steamer, $3,200; hose-carriage, $600; 12 fire suits and 13 fire hats, $232.25; 10 reefing 
jackets, $75; 2 blunderbusses, with spray nozzles, $53; 1 hydrant coupling, $16; 3 lan- 
terns and 2 water-buckets, $12; 1 smoke stack, $10; 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 
jack-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. 



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EAGLE HOSE COMPANY, No. i. 
Central Fire Station — Warren Street. 



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



OFFICERS. 



G. W. Johnson, Clerk. 



MEMBERS. 



i. of Badge 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


24. 


Frank W. Blake, 


Clerk, 


No. 16 Thompson 9t. 


26. 


G. W. Johnson, 


Painter, 


Pierce street. 


27. 


Reuben R. Grant, 


Blacksmith, 


School st., near Main 


28. 


Frank F. Morse, 


Carpenter, 


Railroad square. 


29. 


Win. T. Packard, 


Moulder, 


Centre street. 


25. 


John H. Toof, 


Carpenter, 


Warren street. 


30. 


John Marsh, 


Driver, 


Main street. 


31. 


C. J. Byron, 


Baggage Master, 


Railroad square. 


32. 


F. H. Blanchard, 


Blacksmith, 


34 Warren street. 


33. 


Addison L. Rice, 


Clerk, 


Green street. 


34. 


B. A. Calef, 


Clerk, 


1 Railroad square. 


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, $75; 12 reefing jackets, $90; 14 canvas 
coats, 14 canvas overalls, $140; 2 hand lanterns, .f5; 1 axe, #3; 1 iron bar, $2; 2 leather 
hose pipes, 1 Allen's spray and stop nozzle, 1 common nozzle, $15 ; 2 reducing castings, 
$5; 2 pails, $1; 1 sprinkler, $1; 2 chamois skins, $1.25; 1 whip, $1.25; 1 horse blanket, 
$5; 2 oil-cans, $1; 2 hydrant wrenches, $4; 2 ladder straps, $2; 4 sets spanners, $4; 
spanner belts, $3.25; 1 broom, .25; 2 hydrant gates, $25.00 ;— total, $1,158.00. 



112 



ALERT HOSE COMPANY, No. 2. 
Washington Street. 



B. F. Tucker, Foreman. 

C. A. Davis, Asst. Foreman. 



W. S. Davis, 



OFFICERS. 



J. F. Scott, Clerk. 

F. S. Johnson, Treasurer. 



Standing Committee: 

Henry Tucker, 

F. S. Davis, Teamster. 



Fred Leighton. 







MEMBERS. 




No. of Badge 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


37. 


B. F. Tucker, 


Stove-mounter, 


Jackson street. 


38. 


C. A. Davis, 


Blacksmith, 


Washington street 


39. 


J. F. Scott, 


Carpenter, 


Franklin street. 


40. 


F. S. Johnson, 


Harness-maker, 


Centre street. 


41. 


E. A. Saltmarsh, 


Moulder, 


Walnut street. 


42. 


W. S. Davis, 


Tailor, 


Washington street. 


46. 


Henry Tucker, 


Moulder, 


Franklin street. 


43. 


Fred Leighton, 


Printer, 


Church street. 


49. 


H. W. Piper, 


Carpenter, 


Centre street. 


43. 


F. S. Davis, 


Grocery clerk, 


Washington street. 


45. 


Fred Earl, 


Moulder, 


Jackson street. 


48. 


F. H. Silver, 


Blacksmith, 


Jackson street. 



Schedule of Property — Alert Hose, No. 2. 

Brick house and furniture, $2,500 ; 1 four-wheeled hand hose carriage, $600 ; 2 pipes 
and nozzles, $40; 2 hydrant wrenches, $4; 1 monkey wrench, $1.25; 3 ladder straps, 
$1.50; 3 hose jackets, 87.50; 6 spanner belts, $9; 12 spanners, $9; 14 hose suits, $140; 
15 fire hats, $90; 15 black walnut chairs, $37.50; 10 office chairs, $15; 1 mat, $1.25; 2 
spittoons, $1.50; 1 feather duster, $3; 1 iron ash barrel, $5; 1 box stove, $15; 1 cottage 
stove, $8; 40 feet rope, $2; 1 table, $6; 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. 



113 



GOOD WILL HOSE COMPANY, No. 3. 

State Street. 



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



OFFICERS. 



N. G. Cabr, Clerk. 







MEMBERS. 




No. of Badge 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


50. 


N. A. Duncklee, 


Stable-keeper, 


Fayette street. 


52. 


Norman G. Carr, 


Jeweller, 


Thompson street. 


57. 


Herman D. Webster, 


Wood-worker, 


Grove St., cor. Perley 


55. 


John F. Bartlett, 


Blacksmith, 


West street. 


54. 


David J. Rolfe, 


Painter, 


State St., cor. Laurel. 


51. 


Win, E. Dow, 


Painter, 


Pleasant street. 


58. 


Benjamin T. Bickford 


Trimmer, 


State street. 


59. 


Wi. R. Carter, 


Blacksmith, 


Fayette street. 


60. 


E. L. Peacock, 


Clerk, 


State st., near Laurel. 


61. 


F. K. Peacock, 


Clerk, 


State street. 


62. 


D. P. Wheeler, 


Clerk, 


Montgomery street. 


66. 


C. H. Burguin, 


Cabinet-maker, 


Washington street. 



Schedule of Property — Good Will Hose Co., No. 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; \i 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, $8.50; 50 feet hand hose, $10; carriage jack, $3.50; screw wrench, $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. 



114 



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



OFFICERS. 



N. B. Burleigh, Foreman. 




Ed. Lane, Clerk. 


A. L. Lane, 


Asst. Foreman. 


MEMBERS. 


G. A. Huntoon, Teamster. 


No. of Badge 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


63. 


N. B. Burleigh, 


Machinist, 


Prince street. 


64. 


A. L. Lane, 


Carriage-builder, 


Perley street. 


65. 


Ed. Lane, 


Carriage-builder, 


Thorndike street. 


74. 


G. A. Huntoon, 


Carpenter, 


Laurel street. 


72. 


J. H. Lane, 


Carriage-builder, 


Laurel street. 


75. 


C. A. Wright, 


Car-builder, 


Spring street. 


76. 


Ben. Oulette, 


Carpenter, 


Jefferson street. 


77. 


Philip Plumnier, 


Car-builder, 


Spring street. 


71. 


C. H. Smith, 


Teamster, 


Main street. 


66. 


D. D. Jameson, 


Blacksmith, 


Main street. 


79. 


J. A. Johnson, 


Painter, 


Jefferson street. 


68. 


T. G. Norris, 


Law student, 


School street. 


78. 


E. W. Pearle, 


Blacksmith, 


Monroe street. 


81. 


George Wiggin, 


Blacksmith, 


Main street. 


82. 


Henry Gibney, 


Painter, 


Main street. 


80. 


J. P. Mansur, 


Blacksmith, 


Main street. 


70. 


W. W. Kennedy, 


Upholsterer, 


Essex street. 


73. 


Frank Heath, 


Blacksmith, 


Spring street. 


67. 


Frank Geralds, 


Blacksmith, 


Pierce street. 


69. 


E. G. Clark, 


Boiler-maker, 


Main 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. 



115 



PIONEER ENGINE COMPANY, No. i. 
Fisherville. 



OFFICERS. 



John H. Rolfe, Foreman. 
John H. Moore, Asst. Foreman. 

Enoch E. 



John B. Dodge, Clerk. 
William W. Allen, Foreman of Hose. 
Rolfe, Steward. 



Names. 
John H. Rolfe, 
John H. Moore, 
John B. Dodge, 
William W. Allen, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
Eli Hanson, 
John W. Powell, 
Abial Rolfe, 
N. H. Dunbar, 
F. O. Emerson, 
Harry Clark, 
J. E. Marden, 
James Riley, 
H. P. Austin, 
M. D.Boyce, 
S.N. Burdick, 
A. C. Bean, 

E. Frank Bean, 

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, 
John C. Linehan, 
George S. Locke, 



Occupations. 
Door-maker, 
Machinist, 
Glazier, 
Merchant, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Moulder, 
Insurance agent, 
Teamster, 
Axle-maker, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Machinist, 
Carver, 

Cabinet-maker, 
Excelsior-maker, 
Blacksmith, 
Teamster, 
Teamster, 
Farmer, 
Flour-packer, 
Carpenter, 
Mechanic, 
Merchant, 
Jig-sawyer, 
Merchant, 
Axle-maker, 
Laborer, 
Merchant, 
Laborer, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Spinner, 
Carpenter, 
Merchant. 
Saw-smith, 



Residences. 

Summer street. 

Elm street. 

Charles street. 

Main street. 

Church street. 

Main street. 

Cross street. 

Merrimack street. 

Summer street. 

Merrimack street. 

High street. 

Summer street. 

Church street. 

High street. 

Merrimack street. 

Summer street. 

« 
Centre street. 

Centre 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. 

Charles street. 

Merrimack street. 



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MEMBERS— Continued. 



Names. 
George H. Linehan, 
H. M. Sabin, 
R. G. Morrill, 
Fred M. Morse, 
David S. Marsh, 
A. W. Rolfe, 
Henry Rolfe, 
George H. Sager, 
Daniel Smith, 
S. G. Sanborn, 
W. H. Supry, 
F. E. Warren, 
A. F. Rolfe, 
J. G. March, 



Occupations. 
Clerk, 
Merchant, 
Farmer, 
Clerk, 

Cabinet-maker, 
Manufacturer, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Butcher, 
Blacksmith, 
Laborer, 
Carpenter, 
Book-keeper, 
Cabinet-maker, 



Residences. 
High street. 
Elm street. 
Washington street. 
Washington street. 
Centre street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Main street. 
Summer street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Church street. 
Penacook street. 
Charles street. 



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

Engine-house and lot, $ 800 ; 1 hand engine, $800; 2 hose carriages, $150; 1,050 feet 
2-inch hose, $1,050; 1 set runners, $5; 3 lanterns, S3; 2 axes, $2; 1 crow-bar, $3; 6 fire 
jackets, $18; 2 stoves and funnel, $20; 5 settees, $15; 12 chairs, $9; 1 oil-can and 
lamps, $2; 1 fire-hook and rope, $25; 15 spanners and wrenches, $7.50; 1 ice-chisel, $4; 
2 blunderbusses, $10; 1 ladder, $5; 1 sprinkling-pot, .50; 1 broom, .50; 1 jack-screw, 
$3; 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. 



117 

OLD FORT ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2. 
East Concord. 



John X. Hill, Foreman. 
Oka Hodge, Asst. Foreman. 



Geo. H. Curtis, Clerk. 

John C. Hutchins, Treasurer. 



MEMBERS. 



Xames. 

John N. Hill, 
John E. Frye, 
Geo. H. Curtis, 
Wm. A. Beau, 
Elbridge Emery, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Lauren dough. 
Ora Hodge, 
Jos. E. Plnmmer, 
Harrison Carpenter, 
Ami Dubia, 
J. B. Newman, 
Chas. C. Chesley, 
Stephen Dustin, 
John C. Hutchins. 
Anthony P. Cate, 
Henry II. Bean, 
Orlando W. Coon, 
H. Silver, 
Jos. S. Austin, 
Wm. L. Batchelder, 
Fred. H. Potter, 
C. J. White, 
Amos B Sanborn, 
Addison Hibbard, 
Albert II. Moores, 
Frederick Newman, 
F. E. Fairfield, 
J. C. Jennie, 
C. H. Sauders, 



Occupations. 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Musical instrument-maker, 

Ice-dealer, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Station agent, 

Carpenter, 

Farmer, 

Hose-maker, 

Farmer, 

Carpenter. 

Blacksmith, 

Brick-maker, 

Engineer, 

Blacksmith, 

Stone-cutter, 

Farmer, 

Blacksmith. 

Hose-maker, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Harness-maker, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Butcher, 

Carpenter, 

Hose-maker, 

Teamster, 

Farmer, 



Residences. 

Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Shawmut street. 
Potter street. 
Shaker street. 
Shawmut street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Penacook street. 
Eastman street. 
Portsmouth street. 

Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Eastman street. 
Shawmut street. 
Portsmouth 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, $16; fire hook and rope, 815; 1 set runners, $10; 6 settees, $24; 2 
stoves and funnel, $10; 2 axes and one bar, $3; 2 lanterns, and lamps, $4; 2 fire suits, 
$8; 6 chairs and table, §3; 4 buckets, $8; 2 whiffletrees and chains, S2; 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. 



118 

CATARACT ENGINE COMPANY, No. 3. 
West Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



J. M. Crossman, Foreman. 
H. H. Farnum, Asst. Foreman. 
A. C. Abbott, Steward. 



J. E. Gay, Cleric. 

John E. Gay, Treasurer. 

John Murphy, Foreman of Hose. 



Names. 

Geo. Partridge, 
A. R. Farnum, 
J. M. Crossman, 
John E. Gay, 
M. T. Hayes, 
O. A. Downing, 
W. S. Lougee, 
Geo. S. Kellom, 
Patrick Crowley, 
Joel D. Walker, 

A. W. Flanders, 
John Matison. 
John Harrington, 
Jeremiah Quinn, 
Michael Jenkins, 
S E. Danforth, 
James Benson, 
J.W.Welsh, 
Thomas Daley, 
Robert Crowley, 
C. B. Little, 

C. S. Parmenter, 
C. D. Todd, 

B. J. Reed, 
Ira C. Phillips, 

F. S. Remmington, 
S. Partridge, 



MEMBERS. 



Occupations. 

Kit-maker, 

Farmer, 

Blacksmith, 

Quarryman , 

Mill operative, 

Stone-cutter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Carpenter, 

Kit-maker, 

Quarryman, 

Mill operative, 

Mill operative, 

Mill operative, 

Farmer, 

Quarryman, 

Mill operative, 

Stone-cutter, 

Blacksmith , 

Farmer, 

Teamster, 

Stone-cutter, 

Quarryman, 

Kit-maker, 

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. 



Schedule of Property— Cataract, No. 3. 

House, $911.80 ; engine and hose-carriage, $600 ; 550 feet 2-inch leather hose, S412.50 ; 
316 feet new hose, $440.95; 3 hose clamps, $10.50; 1 pole, $16; 1 set runners, $10; 3 
axes, 1 crow-bar, 8S5; 2 lire suits, $8; 4 buckets and 2 lanterns, $12; 1 trumpet, $5; 2 
stoves and funnel, $10; 8 settees, $32; 1 signal lantern, $3; 6 spanners and belts, $5; 1 
chain and whiffletree, $2 ; 2 torches, $1; 1 monkey-wrench, $1.25; 3 hydrant wrenches, 
$6; 3 red uce rs, $7.50; 1 oil-can, .50;— total, $2,088.20. 



119 
SUMMARY OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

IN PRECINCT. 

Engineers, 

Steamer members, 

Hose members, 

Hook and Ladder members, 

WITHOUT PRECINCT. 

Members at Fisherville, 
Members at East Concord, 
Members at West Concord, 
Engineers, 



6 




13 




36 




20 




— 


75 


50 




30 




30 




3 




— 


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187 



SCHEDULE OF CITY PROPERTY- EIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine house and lot, $34,000.00 

Electric fire alarm, 5,'000.00 

Boiler and heating 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, house and furniture, 3,551.25 

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

Hook and Ladder, No. 1, 2,075.00 

Pioneer, No. 1, Fisherville, including house, 3,478.00 
500 feet 2-inch 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 house, 2,088.20 

Miscellaneous property, not in use, 363.00 

Total, $72,595.50 



120 
CONCORD FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

For the purpose of uniformity in numbering the fire-alarm boxes, the 
city is divided into four districts, viz., — 

District 1. Embraces that section of the city north and west of 
Washington street, box 17 of this division being located on the south side 
of the street. 

District 2. Embraces all between School and Washington streets. 

District 3. Embraces all between Pleasant and School streets. 

District 4. Embraces all south of Pleasant street. 

The first figure of the box number will indicate the district. 

special notice. 

The fact that an alarm-box is located near their residence, and the 
places where the keys are kept, should be known to all persons, both male 
and female ; and the simple manner of giving an alarm, in case of fire, 
should be a matter of common education. The Committee on Fire De- 
partment recommend to all persons who may see this notice, that they 
make the necessary inquiries, to enable them, in case of need, either to 
get the key and pull the box, or to direct others to do so. 

In case of fire, follow these 

directions. 

Get the key to the nearest box to the fire. 

Open the box, pull down the brass hook once only, and let go. This 
will set the clock-work of the box in motion, and the alarm will 
be given on all the bells connected by wire. Suppose box 25 has been 
pulled ; the blows upon the bells will be given thus : 1 — 1 (two blows) , 
then a pause of four or five seconds, and then 1 — 1 — 1 — 1 — 1 (five blows), 
making 25, then a pause of about fifteen seconds. This is repeated four 
times. If this is not considered sufficient, another pull of the hook will 
give the alarm four times more. 

CAUTION TO PERSONS HOLDING SIGNAL KEYS. 

1. Never open the box or touch the apparatus except in case of fire. 

2. Never sound the alarm for a fire seen at a distance. 

3. Be reasonably sure there is a fire before sounding the alarm. 

4. Never give an alarm for a chimney fire unless there is imminent 
danger of the building catching. 

5. Never give an alarm from any other than the box nearest the fire. 

6. If possible, always give the alarm yourself. 

7. Never allow your key in the hands of untrustworthy persons. 

8. If you remove from your house or place of business, return the key 
to the chief engineer without delay. 



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LOCATION OF THE FIRE-ALARM BOXES. 

District No. 1. 

15. Main and Church. Keys at Albert A. Currier's store, 256 North 
Main ; Mark R. Holt's, 209 North Main ; and at Charles F. Parker's, 264 
North Main. 

1G. Franklin and Jackson. Keys at James Tucker's, 43 Franklin, and 
Charles T. Iluntoon's, 47 Franklin. 

17. Alert Hose-House. Keys at William S. Davis's, 25 Washington, 
and William C. Elkins's, 46 Washington. 

18. E. D. Clough & Co.'s store. Keys at E. D. Clough & Co.'s store, 
84 Washington; E. D..Clough's, 82 Rumford ; and at D. V. Gray's, 
Walnut. 

District No. 2. 

23. Main and Chapel. Keys at W. P. Ford & Co.'s store, 165 North 
Main, and Dr. B. S. Warren's, 163 North Main. 

24. Main and Centre. Keys atNorris A. Duncklee's stable, 129 North 
Main, and at the American House, 121 North Main. 

25. Main and School. Keys at Willard & Co.'s store, 79 North Main ; 
Eagle hotel, 108-112 North Main ; and at the Phenix hotel, 44-46 North 
Main. 

26. Centre and Union. Keys at Charles S. Danforth's, 3 Union, and 
J. D. Johnson's, 28 Centre. 

27. School and Merrimack. Keys at George E. Jenks's, 76 School, and 
Moses B. Critchett's, 36 Merrimack. 

District No. 3. 

32. Warren and Pine. Keys at O. Morrill's, 110 Warren, and George 
F. Sewell's, 112 Warren. 

34. Central Fire Station. Keys at central fire station, Warren. 

35. Main and Pleasant. Keys at Elm House, 2 North Main, and J. F. 
Hoit's store, 1 North Main. 

36. Pleasant and Spring. Keys at DeWitt C. Everett's, 4 North Spring, 
and H. B. Foster's, 53 Pleasant. 

District No. 4. 

41. South and Fulton. Keys at Fred Landers's, 22 South, and Warren 
M. Colby's, 23 South. 

42. Good-Will Hose-House. Keys at Henry W. Clapp's, 38 South 
State, and J. C. Simmons's store, 47 South State. 

43. Main and Fayette. Keys at Stephen Webster's, 27 South Main; 



122 

Ford & Kimball's office, 29 South Main; J. S. Abbott's, 24 South Main; 
and at Norris & Crockett's bakery, 18 South Main. 

45. Main and West. Keys at Concord Gas-Works, 2 Water; G. B. 
Whittredge's store, 105 South Main ; J. F. Nelson's, 98 South Main ; 
and at Holt Brothers' office, 13 Turnpike. 

46. Perley and Grove. Keys at Herman G. Webster's, 25 Grove, and 
William E. Morton's, 19 Grove. 

Private Boxes. 

5. Concord and Northern Railroads, north end passenger depot. 

6. The Abbot-Downing Co. Keys at Abbot-Downing Co.'s office, 78 
South Main, and at the police-station, North Main. Keys are also in the 
hands of John Connell, city marshal, and James E. Rand, Chas. H. Jones, 
and E. A. F. Hammond, police officers. 

7. New Hampshire Insane Asylum. Keys at New Hampshire Insane 
Asylum. 



REGULATIONS 

To be observed by firemen when an alarm of fire is given. 

1. Steamer Kearsarge, when alarms are rung in from boxes 23, 24, 25, 
34, 35, 42, 43, and 46, will hitch up and hold themselves in readiness until 
called to the fire, or dismissed. The signal to proceed to the fire will be 
one stroke of the bells ; the signal of dismissal, two strokes. 

2. Alarms rang in from boxes 41, 42, 43, 45, and 46, will not be re- 
sponded to by the Alert Hose until signalled. The signal to proceed to 
the fire will be a second alarm ; the signal of dismissal, three strokes of 
the bells. 

3. Alarms rung in from boxes 15, 16, 17, 18, and 23, will not be re- 
sponded to by Good-Will Hose until signalled. They will be governed 
by the same signals as the Alert Hose. 



123 
PUBLIC RESERVOIRS.* 



Capacity— Cubic feet. Value. 

1. Main street, near Abbot-Downing Co.'s, 1,000 .$300 

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

3. " corner of Pleasant street, 

4. " middle front state house yard, fl,500 

5. " rear of city hall, 

6. State street, corner of Washington street, 

7. " opposite Winter street, 

8. " in high school yard, 

9. " corner of Pleasant street, 

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

11. " corner of West street, 

12. South street, corner of Cross street, 

13. " near A. Downing's, 

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

15. Rumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 

16. Orchard street, corner of Pine street, 

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

18. Centre street, corner of Union street, 

19. Gas-holder, rear of Main street, 

20. School street, well in front of N. White's.f 

21. Main street, near Thorndike street, 

22. Franklin street, near Henry street, 

23. Iron pipes to state house reservoir, and to 

gas-holder tank, 900 



1,000 


300 


fl,500 


450 


fl,500 


450 


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 




1,500 


555 


1,500 


550 



Total, 17,905 

* Omitted this year from the estimated value of property in hands of fire department. 
t Supplied from reservoir in Union District, high school yard. 



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FIRE -HYDRANTS. 




Main. 



Turnpike. 
State. 



Green. 
South. 



Spring. 



Bradley. 
Walnut. 



Church. 

Franklin. 

Centre. 

Washington. 
School. 

"Warren. 



South-west corner Main and Penacook 

East side Main, near J. B. Walker's 

West side Main, opposite Church 

North-west corner Main and Franklin .' 

North-west corner Main and Washington 

East side Main, opposite Chapel 

North-west corner Main and Court 

East side Main, opposite Montgomery 

South-east corner Main and Free Bridge road 

South-west corner Main and Park 

North-west corner Main and Capitol 

North-west corner Main and School 

East side Main, opposite Merrimack block 

North-west corner Main and Warren 

South-east " Depot 

North-west " Pleasant 

North-east " Freight 

North-west " Fayette 

East side Main, opposite Thompson 

North-west corner Main and Cross 

North-west corner Main and Thorndike 

North-west corner Main and Perley 

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

North-west corner Main and West 

West side Turnpike, opposite Gas 

North-west corner State and Penacook 

" " Walker 

" " Church 

" " Treinont 

North-east " Washington 

South-east " Downing 

North-east " West 

North-east " Turnpike 

West side State, opposite Court 

North-west corner State and Maple 

North-east corner State and Centre 

East side State, opposite state house 

South-west corner State and School 

North-west corner State and Warren 

North-west corner State and Pleasant 

East side State, opposite Wall 

North-west corner State and Thompson 

South-west corner State and Monroe 

East side State, opposite Laurel 

East side Green, opposite Prince 

North-west corner South and Fulton 

West side South, opposite Monroe 

" " Laurel , 

" " Downing 

West side South , opposite Wall , 

South-west corner Spring and Oak 

West side Spring, opposite Cross 

West side Spring, opposite Perley proposed extension. 

East side Bradley, opposite Highland 

North-east corner Walnut and Franklin , 

W est side Walnut, opposite Beacon 

North-west corner Walnut and Washington , 

North side Church, opposite Henry 

North-west corner Franklin and Jackson 

North-west corner Centre and Runiford 

North-west corner Centre and Spring 

South-west corner Washington and Union 

North-west corner School and Spring 

" School and Merrimack 

" Warren and Kumford 

" Warren and Green 



125 



FIRE - HYDRANTS— continued. 



STREETS. 



Warren. 



Duncklee. 
Jackson. 
Pleasant. 



West. 

Railroad. 

Pine. 

Perley. 

Laurel. 

Thorndike. 

Cross. 

Fayette. 

On main pipe 



LOCATIONS. 



North-west corner Warren and Spring 

North-west corner Warren and Tahanto 

South-east corner Warren and Liberty 

South-west corner Warren and Merrimack 

North side Warren, opposite Fruit 

North-west corner Duncklee, opposite West 

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

South side Pleasant, opposite Rumf ord 

North-west corner Pleasant and Green 

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 

North-east corner Laurel and Pierce 

North-east corner Thorndike and Grove 

South side Cross, 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 

" near G. E. Holden's 

Hill's avenue 

South-west corner of Mills and Allison 

Total 

PRIVATE HYDRANTS 

State prison yard 

Abbot-Downing Co.'s yard 

Page Belting Co.'s yard 

W. P. Ford & Co 

Total 



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REGULATIONS 

OF THE 

CONCORD PRECINCT FIRE DEPARTMENT, 

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS, JANUARY, 1874. 



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

Art. 2. When two or more engine or hose companies are 
playing in a continuous line, the pipe shall belong to the 
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 the hydrants ; but it is enjoined upon the engine 
companies to draught 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 the order of an engineer, another 



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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 returning 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 will be struck, and repeated for the space of at least 
ten minutes. 

Art. 8. No member of any company shall leave the city 
without first informing his foreman ; no foreman or assistant 
engineer, without first 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. 



WATERING THE STREETS. 



The following account of the receipts and expenditures for 
watering the streets, for the season of 1880, is inserted in 
this report for the information of those who are interested. 

RECEIPTS. 



From persons on the east side of Mam street. 



John Marston, 
C. Thorn, 
Thos. M. Lang, 
John F. Morrill, 
Miss C. Morrill, 
Win. K. McFarland, 
Mrs. Asa McFarland, 
Geo. G. Fogg, 
Edw'd L. Knowlton, 
W. Odlin, 
J. H. Barron, 
C. R. Schoolcraft, 
Dr. G. P. Conn, 
Oscar V. Pitman, 
Wm. Butter field, 
Mrs. Onslow Stearns, 
Mrs. M. M. Smith, 
J. B. Hook, 
H. Randall, 
F. Lund, 

Ballard, 

Fisher, 

Johnson, 
S. Warduer, 
W. C. Elkins & Co., 
Geo. W. Wadleigh, 
C. Thorn & Son, 
E. B. Craddock, 



E. 

N. 
C. E 
E. E 
J. D 



5 
1 
5 
2 
2 
2 
10 
10 

Q 
O 

3 
2 
5 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
50 
50 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
.00 
00 
,00 
.00 
,00 
00 
,00 
00 
.00 
00 
,00 
00 
,00 
00 
,00 
.00 



Elijah Knight, 
James Moore & Sons, 
J. M. Stewart & Sons, 
H. H. Aldrich. 
C. C. Webster & Co., 
Dr. C. I. Lane, 
W. P. Underbill & Co., 
N. H. Savings Bank, 
Eagle Hotel, 
E. C. Eastman, 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co. 
Prescott Organ Co., 
W. G. Shaw, 

E. B. Davis, 
N. E. Martin, 
Clarke & Marden, 
Sleeper & Hood, 
Robinson & Smart, 

F. P. Mace, 

M. B. Critchett, 
T. W. & J. H. Stewart, 
R. P. Staniels & Co., 
T. E. Tucker & Co., 
Patterson & Davis, 
Dr. E. Morrill, 
Woodward & Son, 
W. 11. Corning, 
S. Blood, 



5 
3 
5 
5 
1 
3 
5 

10 
2 

,10 
2 
5 
1 
1 

o 

3 

2, 

2 
3 
5 
2 

3 
3 
5 
5 
1 
2 



00 
00 
00 
00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 



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East side of Main street — continued. 



Leach & Stevens, 

A. T. Sanger, 

Dow & Wheeler, 

F. B. Underbill & Co., 

M. Wolff, 

Hammond & Thurston, 

J. Y. Mugridge, 

Stanley & Ayer, 

Telegraph Co., 

Phe'nix Hotel, 

F. E. Clark, 

Gust Walker, 

Dr. J. H. Gallinger, 

Geo. A. Young, 

Woodw'th, Dodge & Co. 

Norman G. Carr, 

Charles H. Barrett, 

C. C. Pearson, 

Page & Donovan, 

A. B. Sanborn, 



Ben]. 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, 
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, 
9 



$2.00 


Eastman <fc Fitch, 


$3.00 


5.00 


Rep. Press Association 


,10.00 


1.00 


W. A. Thompson, 


1.50 


5.00 


J. E. Pecker, 


2.00 


1.50 


Frank Ingalls, 


3.00 


8.00 


Batuhelder & Co., 


5.00 


2.00 


R. C. Danforth & Co., 


3.00 


5.00 


W. F. Danforth & Son, 


2.00 


8.00 


Gardner B. Emmons, 


5.00 


10.00 


Elm House, 


5.00 


2.00 


Charles P. Moore, 


2 00 


5.00 


Dr. S. C. Morrill, 


5.00 


2.00 


Robert. Kelleher, 


1.00 


3.00 


Cummings Bros., 


5 00 


,5.00 


Farley Bros., 


2.00 


2.00 


James R. Hill, 


7.00 


.50 


Leland A. Smith, 


5.00 


3.00 


J. E. D wight, 


3.00 


1.00 


Stephen Webster, 


2.00 


8.00 


Ford & Kimball, 


3.00 


side of Main street. 




$5.00 


James H. Chase, 


$4.00 


5.00 


Silsby & Son, 


5.00 


5.00 


W. K. Day, 


1.00 


3.00 


G. F. Sea He. 


1.00 


5.00 


L. H. Carroll, 


5.00 


5.00 


State Capital Bank, 


5.00 


2.00 


Harris & Co., 


4.00 


3.00 


Stevens & Duncklee, 


5.00 


5.00 


G. H. Adams, 


3.50 


2.00 


First National Bank, 


5.00 


2.00 


L. Jackman, 


1.00 


3.00 


Morrill Bros.. 


5.00 


2.00 


Blanchard & Crapo, 


2.50 


3.00 


Frank Marden, 


2.00 


1.00 


I). B. Jones. 


5.00 


5.00 


James R. Hill & Co., 


7.00 


1.00 


A. P. Sherburne, 


2.00 


8.00 


James Hazelton, 


5.00 


2.00 


Chase & Streeter, 


3.00 


1.00 1 







130 



West side of Main street — continued. 



Morrill & Danforth, 


$3.00 


G. L. Hooper, 


$2.00 


Clarke & Moore, 


5.00 


A. K. Knapp, 


1.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


3.00 


Mrs. O'Brien, 


1.00 


Underbill & Kittredge, 


3.00 


Foster & Drake, 


1.00 


D. L. Guernsey, 


3.00 


Norris A. Dunklee, 


2.00 


Dr. J. M. Fletcher, 


1.00 


C. P. Blanchard, 


2.00 


Boynton & Willard, 


5.00 


E. S. Nutter, 


2.00 


E. H. Woodman, 


1.00 


Edward Taylor, 


2.00 


F. D. & C. F. Batchelde 


r, 5.00 


B. S. Warren, 


2.00 


E. N. Shepard, 


3.00 


W. P. Ford & Co., 


5.00 


A. R. Ayer, 


4.00 


Geo. H. Marston, 


5.00 


Mrs. H. N. Newell, 


1.00 


Henry Robinson, 


3.00 


Sanborn & Clark, 


2.00 


Dr. W. G. Carter, 


5.00 


J. B. Sanborn, 


5.00 








Warren street. 




Shepard & Co., 


$2.00 


Julia E. Wallace, 


$3.00 


C. T. Huntoon, 


3.00 


True Osgood, 


3.00 


J. L. Pickering, 


2.00 


C. N. Corning, 


2.00 


J. E. McShane, 


1.00 


Jeremiah Kimball, 


2.00 


J. A. Dadmun, 


1.00 


S. K. Blanchard, 


2.00 


John H. Toof, 


1.00 


Thos. Stuart, 


3.00 


Albert Foster, 


1.00 


Geo. Washington, 


2.00 


Wm. Ladd, 


2.00 


C. W. Allen, 


1.00 


East side of State street. 




Geo. T. Comins, 


$5.00 


David Taylor, 


$1.50 


H. S. Sherburne, 


5.00 


Mrs. James McLaughlin, 1.50 


Wm. L. Foster, 


5.00 


John J)urrill, 


2.00 


Perry Kittredge, 


5.00 


D. D. Brainard, 


2.00 


L. S. Morrill, 


3.00 


Geo. E. Todd, 


5.00 


Gust Walker, 


5.00 


James Minot, 


2.00 


John Kimball, 


5.00 


C. P. Virgin, 


1.00 


A. R. Ayer, 


2.00 


Fred. Virgin, 


2.00 


A. Atherton, 


1.50 


J. C. Simmons, 


1.00 


F. S. Streeter, 


2.00 






West side of State street. 




Henry W. Clapp, 


$3.00 


Freeman Webster, 


$2.00 


Edward Leavitt, 


2.00 


Geo. H. Emery, 


3.00 



131 



West side 


of State street — continued. 




James Sanborn, 


12.00 Eben Fellows, 


$1.00 


Mrs. C. Parker, 


1.00 C. E. Meade, 


3.00 


R. T. Crowell, 


3.00 H. P. Rolfe, 


2.00 


Enos Blake, 


1.00 Fred. Gould, 


1.00 


Mrs. Dr. Stone, 


1.50 Dr. J. H. Gallinger, 


3.00 


Calvin Howe, 


5.00 J. W. Merrill, 


2.00 


A. C. Pierce, 


2.50 N. G. Mead, 


1.50 


Seth Eastman, 


2.00 Mrs. Chas. Minot, 


2.50 


A. T. Aldrich, 


1.00 John E. Robertson, 
Park street. 


5.00 


Win. Walker, 


$5.00 


Win. K. Norton, 


$2.00 


Timothy Haynes, 


1.00 


E. A. Stockbridge, 


1.00 


Mrs. A. L. Drew, 


1.00 


E. L. Whitford, 


5.00 




Capitol street. 




Concord Gas Light Co. 


, p. 00 


Evans & Sleeper, 


$2.00 


Geo. Goodhue, 


3.00 


Mrs. N. White, 


4.00 


D. C. Allen, 


2.00 








School street. 




Miss J. L. Crawford, 


.$2.00 


John Eves, 


$1.00 


Public Library, 


1.00 


James Munns & Co., 


1.00 


Minot & Co., 


5.00 


Win. B. Durgin, 


2.00 


Mer. Co. Savings Bank 


, 2.00 


Dr. M. W. Russell, 


2.00 


Knee & Ney, 


1.00 


E. C. Eastman, 


3.50 


J. C. French, 


1.00 


D. W. Waldron, 


2.00 


Mrs. N. White, 


4.00 


J. H. Rowell, 


3.50 


Ray & Walker, 


1.00 
Green street. 




W. F. Simons, 


$2.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


$2.00 


T. W. Young, 


1.50 


Gilbert Bullock, 


2.00 


P. F. Stevens, 


4.00 


A. B. Sargent, 


1.00 


L. S. Richardson, 


3.50 


Frank Ingalls, 


2.00 




Depot street. 




Smith & Walker, 


$5.00 IF. S. Crawford, 


$2.00 


Mrs. Taylor, 


1.50 j 







D leasa?< 


it street. 




$3.00 


F. A. Stillings, 


$3.00 


3.00 


Geo. L. Stratton, 


5.00 


2.00 


L. Downing, Jr., 


5.00 


3.00 


Mrs. L. M. Grover, 


5.00 


5.00 


Isaac A. Hill, 


2.00 


3.00 







L. N. Farley & Co. 
Kilburn & Young, 
Chas. Crow, 
Bushy & Bowser, 
T. H." Ford, 
Wm. H. Allison, 



Whole amount collected, 1880, 
Paid into the city treasury for use of teams, $458.58 
City Water-Works, 300.00 

Paid for soliciting and collecting, 39.92 



$798.50 



$798.50 



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 school 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 $1,000, 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 of 
Rumford. Will dated Nov. 10, 1852. "To the town of 
Concord aforesaid, in trust, for the benefit of the Concord 
Female Charitable Society, an association in said town, two 
thousand dollars, to be applied to the charitable uses and 
purposes of said society, and under its direction. And in 
case the said town should be incapable of or decline said 



134 

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 b' per cent, interest. The income from this fund is de- 
voted to the care of the Old Cemetery. 

Blossom Hill Cemetery Fund. There has been invested, 
of the proceeds of sales of lots, $550 in U. S. four per cent, 
bonds, $900 in Merrimack county (N. H.) five per cent, 
bonds, $200 N. H. six per cent, bonds, $200 Concord six 
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 
held under the provisions of Chapter XXXIV, Laws of 1876, 
and a joint resolution of the city council, passed September 
28,1878, as follows: "That the 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 belonging 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. Received 
from John and Samuel Wentworth, children of the late Paul 
Wentworth, $200 U. S. four per-cent. bonds, due 1907. 



INDEX. 



Page 

Appropriations for 1880 39 

Available assets 41 

Bounty on hawks 38 

County tax 11 

City paupers 11 

County paupers 14 

Commissioner of highways 26 

Committee service 28 

Commissioner of highways' report 56, 64 

City officers 3- 

City treasurer's report 7 

City property 39 

City debt 40 

Claims outstanding S3 41 

City precinct debts and assets 42 

City precinct appropriations 34, 40 

City farm report 66 

Cemetery committee's report 88 

City marshal's reports 103 

City physician's report 79 

Cemeteries, Old and Blossom Hill 88 

Chief engineer's report «- 107 

Dog tax 38 

Expenditures, detailed statement 11 

Finance committee's report 9 

Fire department 19 

Fire alarm telegraph 120-122 

Funded debt 40 

Incidentals and land damages 22 

Librarian's report 94 

Municipal regulations 2 

Old Cemetery fence 38 



136 

Page 

Police and watch 27 

Professional services 30 

Printing and stationery 30 

Public library 30 

Precinct debts and assets 42 

Precinct fire department regulations 126 

Physician's report 79 

Poor, overseer of, report of. '. 73 

Police justice 100 

Public reservoirs 123 

Report of trustees of public library 92 

Report of treasurer of public library 96 

Receipts 7 

Report of engineer of fire department 107 

Report of committee on sewers 35 

Reports of asst. city marshals 105, 106 

Report of Board of Health 81 

Report of Registrar of Vital [Statistics 84 

Special police justice 102 

State tax 11 

Schools 36 

School-house taxes 37 

Special appropriations 37 

Salaries J 30 

Solicitor's report 98 

Trust funds.. 3 133,134 

Valuation table and taxes assessed 44 

Water commissioners' report 45 

Water rates 51 

Water- Works, regulations of 52 

Water-Works, receipts and expenditures of 53 

Watering the streets 128-132 

West Concord cemetery 90