(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Annual report of the receipts and expenditures of the city of Concord"

352.07 



1883 



THE THIRTY-FIRST 



ANN'UAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CONCORD, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



D ECEMBER 31, 1883 



Together with other Annual Reports and Papers relating 
to the Affairs of the City. 




CONCORD, N. H.: 

PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 

18 8 4. 



1883 



THE THIRTY-FIRST 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITT OF COI^COED, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1883: 



Together with other Annual Reports and Papers relating 
to the Affairs of the City. 




CONCORD, N. H.: 

PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 

1884. 



evv 



MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS 



FOR PAYMENT OF BILLS AGAINST THE CITY. 



All persons furnishing materials or service for the citj^ or aid to the 
city poor, 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 delivered on city 
pauper account, except on the written order of the Overseer of the Poor, 
and for no longer time than until his successor shall have been ajjpointed 
and qualified. 

Duplicate copies will be required of all bills payable by the city, fur- 
nished 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 liad 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 
12 o'clock of the day of meeting of the Committee on Accounts, they will 
be audited by them, and, if approved, be ready for payment on the 
Wednesday following. 

Meetings of the Committee are held on the Thursday next preceding 
the last Saturday in each month, at 2 o'clock p. M. The meetings will 
occur during 1884, on Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 29, June 
26, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, Dec. 25. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, City Clerk. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 

CONCORD, N. H. 

Inaugurated fourth Tuesday in January biennially. 



18 83. 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

MAYOR. 

Elected by inhabitants biennially in November. 
Salary, §500 per annum. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN. 

Office : 60 North Main St. 

ALDERMEN. 

Elected by inhabitants of each ward biennially in November. No salary as such, but 
allowed $60 each for committee service. 

Ward i— JOHN E. HARDEN. 
TFard 5— CHARLES H. CLOUGH. 
Ward 5— ALBERT SALTMARSH. 
Ward 4— EMORY N. SHEPARD. 

OLIVER PILLSBURY. 

JOHN C. THORN. 
Ward 5— EDWARD DOW. 

HENRY A. MANN. 
Ward 6— JOHN T. BATCHELDER. 

JOSEPH H. LANE. 

GARDNER B. EMMONS. 
Ward 7— JOHN H. LAMPREY. 



4 CITY OF CONCORD. 

CITY CLERK. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, $800 per annum and fees. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN. 

Office: City Hall building. 

COMMON COUNCIL. 

Elected by inhabitants of each ward biennially in November. No salary as such, but 
allowed $30 each for committee service. 

President— GEORGE H. EMERY. 

Ward i— JOHN W. POWELL. 
T^ard^— FALES P. VIRGIN. 
Ward 5— JEREMIAH QUINN. 
TFarcZ 4— JAMES F. ROONEY. 

EDWARD A. MOULTON. 

HARRISON A. ROBY. 
Ward 5— IRVIN S. RING. 

FREEBORN S. ABBOTT. 
Ward 6— GEORGE H. EMERY. 

HORACE S. FAIRBANKS. 

LEONARD W. BEAN. 
Ward 7— DANIEL B. SMITH. 

CLERK OF COMMON COUNCIL. 
Elected by Common Council biennially in January. Salary, $50 per annum. 

LEWIS L. MOWER. 

Office : 87 So. State St. 

JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Aldermen appointed by Mayor, and Councilmen appointed by President of Common 
Council, biennially in January. 

On Finance — The Mayor ; Aldermen Pillsbur}' and Lamprey ; 

Councilmen Fairbanks and Rohy. 
On Accounts and Claims — Aldermen Shepard and Emmons ; 

Councilmen Ring and Moulton. 
On Lands and Buildings — Aldermen Lampre}' and Lane ; 

Councilmen Abbott and Ring. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 

On Public Instruction — Aldermen Thorn and Saltmarsh ; 

Councilmen Smith and Monlton. 
On Streets and Commons — Aldermen Clough and Marden ; 

Councilmen Bean and Powell. 
On Moads and Bridges — Aldermen Dow and Pillsbury ; 

Councilmen Rooney and Fairbanks. 
On Fire Department — Aldermen Batchelder and Mann ; 

Councilmen Roby and Fairbanks. 
On Lighting Streets — Aldermen Lane and Thorn ; 

Councilmen Abbott and Bean. 
On City Farm — Aldermen Saltmarsh and Emmons ; 

Councilmen Smith and Quinn. 
On Cemeteries — Aldermen Mann and Marden ; 

Councilmen Virgin and Powell. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 
Appointed by Mayor biennially in January. 

On Elections and Returns — Alderman Thorn. 
On Engrossed Ordinances — Alderman Marden. 
On Bills on Second Reading — Alderman Clough. 
On Police and Licenses — Alderman Emmons. 

ON SEWERS AND DRAINS. 
Elected biennially in January by Board of Aldermen. 

The Mayor, Aldermen Dow and Shepard. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN COMMON COUNCIL. 
Appointed by President of Common Council biennially in January, 

On Elections and Returns — Councilmen Roby and Smith. 

On Bills on Second Reading — Councilmen Powell and Rooney. 

On Engrossed Ordinances — Councilmen Quinn and Virgin. 



CITY TREASURER. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Bond to the acceptance of Board of 
Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, $250 per annum. 

AVILLIAM F. THAYER. 

Office: First National Bank. 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



CITY MESSENGER. 



Elected bienialJy in January by City Council. Salary, 25 cents per hour of actual 

service. 

RICHARD P. SANBORN. 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 

Elected annually in April by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Bond within six days 
to satisfaction of tlie Board. Salary, live mills for each dollar of first $60,000 ; seven 
and one half mills for each dollar over $60,000. 



CHARLES T. HUNTOON. 

Office: Brown's Block, Warren St. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Union School-District. 

Three elected annually in March by inhabitants of Union school-district. Salary, §225 
per annum for the Board. 

JOSEPH C. A. HILL, Terra expires March, 1884 



DANIEL B. DONOVAN, 
JOHN C. THORN, 
PARSONS B. COGSWELL, 
HENRY J. CRIPPEN, 
AI B. THOMPSON, 
WILLIAM M. CHASE, 
GEORGE W. CROCKETT, 
One vacancy. 



1884 
1885 
1885 
1885 
1886 
1886 
1886 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

Union School-District. 
Appointed by Board of Education annually in July. Salary, $1,300 per annum. 

WARREN CLARK. 

0£9ce: Sanborn's Block, Capitol St. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



SUPERINTENDING SCHOOL COMMITTEES. 

WEST CONCORD— District No. 3. 

One member elected annually in Mai-cli by inhabitants of district. Salary, $18 per 
annum for the Board. 

HARRISON PARTRIDGE, Term expires March, 1884. 
ELLA R. HOLDEN, " " 1885. 

FRED. A. EASTMAN, " " 1886. 

EAST CONCOKD— District No. 12. 

One member elected annually in March by inhabitants of district. Salary, $18 per 
annum for the Board. 

ANDREW S. FARNUM, Term expires March, 1884. 
GEORGE H. CURTIS, " " 1885. 

PENACOOK— District No. 20. 

One member elected annually in March by inhabitants of district. Salary, $27 per 
annum for the Board. 

WILLIAM W. ALLEN, Term expires March, 1884. 
EDMUND H. BROWN, " " 1885. 

ALFRED E. EMERY, " " 1886. 

FOR OTHER DISTRICTS. 

Comprising all districts in the city except Nos. 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 20. Elected annually 
in March by City Council. Salary, S170 per annum for the Board. 

WILLIAM W. FLINT. 
ABIAL ROLFE. 
CHARLES E. STANIELS. 



TRUANT OFFICERS. 

Appointed biennially in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, 
as such, none. 

JOHN CONNELL. 
JAMES E. RAND. 
CHARLES H. JONES. 



CITY OF CONCOKD. 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

TRUSTEES. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, none. 

Ward i— ABIAL ROLFE. 
Ward 2— JOSEPH T. C LOUGH. 
Ward 3— YAVL R. HOLDEN. 
Ward ^—WILLIAM L. FOSTER. 
Ward 5— LYMAN D. STEVENS.* 
HENRY AY. STEVENS.f 
Ward 6— JAMES S. NORRIS. 
Ward 7— Rev. THOMAS G. VALPEY. 

LIBRARIAN. 

Appointed annually by trustees of library. Salary, SGOO per annum, including 

assistant. 

DANIEL F. SECOMB. 

Board of Trade Building. 



ASSESSORS. 

Elected biennially by inhabitants of each ward. Salary, $3 per day of actual service. 

Ward i— ABIAL ROLFE. 
Ward 5— JOHN G. TALLANT. 
Wards— ISAAC H. FARNUM.* 

HARRISON PARTRIDGE.f 
Ward 4— GILBERT H. SEAVEY. 
Ward 5— CURTIS WHITE. 
Ward 6— GEORGE S. DENNETT. 
Ward 7— JONATHAN B. WEEKS. 

Chairman — Gilbert II. Seavey. 

Clerk — Abial Rolfe. 

♦Resigned. 

t Elected to fill vacancy. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. iJ 

CITY WATER-WORKS. 

WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

Two annually appointed in March, for three years, by Mayor, and confirmed by Alder- 
men. Salary — none. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, Mayor, ex-officio. 
JAMES L. MASON, Term expires March 31, 1884. 
JAMES R. HILL, " " 1884. 

SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, " " 1885. 

LUTHER P. DURGIN, " " 1885. 

JOHN KIMBALL, " " 1886. 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, " " 1886. 

President — John Kimball. 
Clerk — William M. Chase. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER-WORKS. 

Elected annually in April by Water Commissioners. Salary, $1,200 per annum. 

V. CHARLES HASTINGS. 

Office: White's Block, Capitol St. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $200 

per annum. 

JOHN M. HILL. 



ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. 

FOR PRECINCT. 
Salary, $100 each per annum. 

DANIEL B. NEWHALL. 
JOSEPH S. MERRILL. 
B. FRANK TUCKER. 



10 CITY OF CONCORD. 

FOR PENACOOK. 
Salary, $15.00 per aanuin. 

NATHANIEL S. GALE.* 
WILLIAM H. ALLEN. t 

FOR EAST CONCORD. 
Salary, $10.00 per annum. 

JOHN E. FRYE. 

FOR WEST CONCORD, 

Salary, §10 per annum. 

HARRISON PARTRIDGE. 



STEWARD CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $600 

per annum. 

EBEN F. RICHARDSON. 



ASSISTANT STEWARD CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

Appointed annually in January by Alayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, S600 

per annum. 

GEORGE L. OSGOOD. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF FIRE ALARM. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, J200 

per annum. 

EBEN F. RICHARDSON. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF CITY CLOCKS. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $50.00 

per annum. 

JOSEPH B. STANLEY. 



•Resigned. 

t Elected to fill vacancy. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 11 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

POLICE JUSTICE. 

Appointed by Governor and Council. Salary, §600 per annum, fixed by legislature. 

SYLVESTER DANA. 

Office: 78 North Main St. 

SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. 

Appointed by Governor and Council. Salary, $2.00 per day of actual service. 

ARTHUR W. SILSBY.* 

CITY SOLICITOR. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, §100, and 5^200 additional 
allowed for criminal business. 

ROBERT A. RAY. 

Office : Over First National Bank. 

CLERK OF POLICE COURT. 

Appointed by Police Justice. Salary, .?200 per annum, fixed by legislature. 

RUFUS P. STANIELS. 

CITY MARSHAL. 

Appointed biennially in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Bond of 
$300 required. Salary, 1900 per annum. 

JOHN CONNELL. 

Office : Corner North Main and Warren Sts. 

ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL. 

Appointed biennially in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Bond of 
$300 required. Salary, §350 per annum. 

GEORGE W. COREY. 

Office: Penacook. 
♦Resigned November, 1883. 



12 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



REGULAR POLICE AND NIGHT WATCH. 

A.ppointed bieunially in January by Mayor, and confirmed by aldermen. Salary, $800 

each per annum. 

JAMES E. RAND. 
CHARLES H. JONES. 
EDGAR A. F. HAMMOND. 

SPECIAL POLICE. 

Appointed biennially in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $2.00 
each per day for actual service. 

Ward 1. 

Henry E. Chamberlain, George W. Holmes, 

George A. Hoyt, William R. Green, 

B. Frank Varney, John Tucker, 

William B. Cunningham. 

Ward 2. 



Moody S. Farnum, 
Anthony P. Cate, 



George Partridge, 
Frank H. Currier, 



Charles H. Sanders, 
Horatio H. Hussey. 

Ward 3. 

Caleb P. Little, 
Simeon Partridge, 
Harrison Partridse. 



Ward 4. 



Samuel M. Griffin, 
Richard P. Sanborn, 
Richard M. Ordway, 
Frank S. Dodge, 
Edwin D. Clough, 
Jeremiah P. W. Roach, 



James J. Donagan, 
Joseph J. Wyman, 
Nathaniel Bond, 
Edwin A. Miller, 
John T. Kimball, 
Horace S. Abbott. 



Ward 5. 



James M. Jones, 
James H. Rowell, 



Edward Dow, 
Joseph H. Mace, 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



13 



George A. Foster, 
Josiah C. Shaw, 
Charles E. Savory, 
George S. Locke, 
Daniel E. Howard, 



John H. Carr, 
Lysander H. Carroll, 
Eugene Savage, 
George H. Silsby, 
John C. Kilburn, 
John T. Batchelder, 
John D. Teel, 
Jonathan L. Pickering, 



Jacob E. Hutchins, 
John E. Baker, 
Lewis L. Mower, 
Henry Churchill, 
Francis H. Upton, 



Alvah C. Ferrin, 
Eben F. Richardson, 
John E. Gove, 
Thomas B. Underbill, 
Charles T. Lane. 



Ward 6. 



Norris A. Dunklee, 
David L. Neal, 
Edwai-d H. Houston, 
Albert H. Fellows, 
Henry W. Clapp, 
Hiram O. Marsh, 
Jonathan F. Cotton, 
William H. H. Patch. 



Ward 7. 



William W. Critchett, 
Perry G. Curtice, 
George W. Chesley, 
John F. Bartlett, 
George A. Huntoon. 



SPECIAL POLICE AT RAILROAD. 



James M. Jones, 
Levi A. Heath, 
George C. Barton, 
Warren G. Norris, 
Edgar M. Howe, 
Albert Smith, 



James B. Colby, 
Edward W. Harvey, 
Charles H. Wyatt, 
Arthur L. Currier, 



Robert P. Blake, 
Wilson D. Hodgdon, 
Jacob B. Jones, 
Horace Plummer, 
Harvey E. Capen, 
J. Henry Hamilton. 

RAILROAD POLICE. 

Conductors. 

Charles H. Noyes, 
George W. Mansur, 
Henry J. Eaton, 
Chester J. Byron, 
Fred C. Jones. 



14 CITY OP CONCORD. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 

COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Bond satisfactory to Board of Mayor 
and Aldermen. Salary, 3P6O0 per annum. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 

Appointed at pleasure of Commissioner of Highways. Salary, agreed price per day for 

working days. 

JAMES H. ROWELL. 

House : 45 School St. 



LICENSED DRAIN-LAYERS. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. No salary. 

"William H. Kenuey, Lyman R. Fellows, 

Michael Murphy, Richard M. Ordway, 

Niram M. Keyes, Joel W. Bean, 

Michael Bateraan. 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

Elected biennally in January by City Council. 

FOR WARD 1. 
Salary, $25.00 per annum. 

J. EDWIN MARDEN, 

Penacook. 

FOR WARD 2. 
Salary, $10.00 per annum. 

CHARLES H. CLOUGH, 

East Concord. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 15 

FOR WARDS 3, 4, 5, 6, AND 7. 
Salary, $150 per annum. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Hall. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF CITY FARM. 

Elected annually in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, $500 per an- 
num, including Matron's services. 

CALEB P. LITTLE. 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, Sl-00 for each visit to paupers. 

DR. GEORGE COOK. 

OflBce : Cyrus Hill Building. 



ASSISTANT CITY PHYSICIAN. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, $1.00 for each visit to paupers. 

DR. ALFRED E. EMERY. 

Office: Penacook. 

HEALTH OFFICERS. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, $1.00 per hour for actual serrice. 

JOHN CONNELL. 
GEORGE COOK. 
ALFRED E. EMERY. 



REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS. 

The City Clerk is made Registrar by General Laws. Fees, fifteen cents for eaeh birth, 
marriage, and detith received, recorded, and returned to State Registrar. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN. 

Office: City Hall. 



16 CITY OF CONCORD. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF PENACOOK PARK. 

Elected annually in April by City Council. Salary, $50.00 per annum. 

O. F. RICHARDSON. 

West Concord. 



CEMETERY COMMITTEES. 



One from each ward (except Wards 4, 5, and C, consolidated) , elected annually in Jan- 
uary by City Council for three years. Salary, none. 



JOHN A. COBURN, Term expires January, 1884. 

JOHN G. WARREN, " " ^ 1885. 

JOHN WHITAKER, " " 1886. 

WARD 2. 

JOSEPH E. PLUMMER, Term expires January, 1884. 
CHARLES E. STANIELS, " " 1885. 

JOHN E. FRYE, " " 1886. 

WARD 3. 

OMAR L. SHEPARD, Terra expires January, 1884. 

BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY, " " 1885. 

JAMES M. GROSSMAN, " " 1886. 

WARDS 4, 5, AND 6. 

JOHN E. ROBERTSON, Term expires January, 1884. 
JAMES MINOT, " " 1885. 

JAMES H. CHASE, " " 1886. 

WARD 7. 

WOODBURY FLANDERS, Term expires January, 1884. 
ISAAC N. ABBOTT, " " 1885. 

JOHN HAZELTINE, " " 1886. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 17 

UNDERTAKERS. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, none. 

FOR OLD AND BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERIES. 

CHARLES CROW.* 
AUGUSTUS C. FISHER. 
GEORGE L. LOVEJOY. 

FOR WOODLAWN CEMETERY, PENACOOK. 

J. FRANK HASTINGS. 
JOHN A. COBURN. 

FOR EAST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

JOSEPH E. PLUMMER. 

FOR WEST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

JAMES M. GROSSMAN. 

FOR MILLVILLE CEMETERY. 

WILLIAM H. CURRIER. 

FOR HORSE HILL CEMETERY. 

LEWET W. POWELL. 

FOR SOUCOOK CEMETERY. 

JONATHAN P. LEAVITT. 



WARD OFFICERS. 

MODERATORS. 

Elected blenninlly in November by voters of each ward. Salary, $3 each per annum. 

Ward i— JAMES H. FRENCH. 
Ward 5— JOHN B. CURTIS. 
Ward 5— GEORGE R. PARMENTER. 
Ward tf— BENJAMIN E. BADGER. 
Ward 5— CHARLES C. DANFORTH. 

•Deceased. 
2 



18 CITT OF CONCORD. 

Ward 6— GEORGE O. DICKERMAN. 
Ward 7— HARRY G. SARGENT. 

SELECTMEN. 

Elected biennially in November by voters of each ward. Salary, $5 each^er annum. 

Ward i— WILLIAM H. MOODY. 

MARTIN NOLAN. 

ISAAC P. DURGIN. 
Ward 2— ISAAC F. POTTER. 

EDWARD J. LYLE. 

WILLIAM P. CURTIS. 
Ward 5— GEORGE TRICKEY. 

GEORGE B. LITTLE. 

ALVIN C. POWELL. 
Fare? 4— CHARLES H. JONES. 

GEORGE F. KELLEY. 

NATHANIEL BOND. 
Ward 5— AUGUSTUS H. WIGGIN. 

WARREN H. CORNING. 

CHARLES T. LANE. 
Ward 6— DAVID L. NEAL. 

GEORGE L. THEOBALD. 

GEORGE L. REED. 
Ward 7— JOSEPH E. HUTCHINSON. 

ALFRED CLARK. 

CHARLES H. CRITCHETT. 



WARD CLERKS. 

Elected biennially in November by voters of each ward. Salary, $5 each per anunm. 

Ward i— FREDERICK M. MORSE. 

Ward 5— FRANK P. CURTIS. 

Ward 5— FRED A. EASTMAN. 

Ward 4— CHARLES B. PETTENGILL.* 
FRED N. LADD.t 
CHARLES A. DAVIS. t 



* Resigned, t Elected to fill vacancy. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 19 

Ward 5— GEORGE W. LINCOLN. 

Ward 6— HOWARD M. COOK. 

Ward 7— GEORGE B. WHITTREDGE. 



INSPECTOR OF PETROLEUM. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Fees, one 
fourth cent per gallou for inspections, paid by owner of oil. 

J. HENRY HAMILTON. 



FISH AND CAME WARDENS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. No fees. 

FRED H. GOULD. 
LOWELL EASTMAN. 
HERBERT M. SARIN. 
FALLS P. VIRGIN. 
DANIEL C. TENNY. 

FENCE VIEWERS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, $2 each per day, paid by parties 

Interested. 

GEORGE W. CHESLEY. 
CHARLES P. ROWELL. 
MOSES H. BRADLEY. 

POUND-KEEPER. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, two cents each for impounding 
sheep, and five cents each for all other creatures, paid by owners of creatures. 

BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY. 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, for sealing each scale-beam, 
steelyard, or scale, 25 cents, and for each measure, 10 cents, — five or more to one per- 
son, half price, — paid by owner of scales or measures. 

GEORGE D. RICHARDSON. 

Office : 19 North Main St. 



20 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



SEALERS OF LEATHER. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, reasonable price, paid by person 

employing. 

JOHN C. THORN. 
CYRUS R. ROBINSON. 
DAVID E. EVERETT. 

CULLERS OF STAVES. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, bbl. staves, 28 cts.; hhd. stavei, 
34 cts.; pipe staves, 40 cts.; butt staves, 45 cts.; hoops, 50 cts.; heading, 33 cts. per 
M., — paid by party for whom culling is done. 

LEONARD BELL. 
WILLIAM II AY WARD. 
DANIEL HUFF. 



WEIGHERS OF HAY, COAL, &.C. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, reasonable price per load, paid by 



party requiring the service. 



Joseph H. Abbott, 
D. Arthur Brown, 
Seth R. Dole, 
Lewis B. Hoit, 
J. Frank Hoit, 
Patrick H. Larkiu, 
John S. Locke, 
George S. Locke, 
Henry W. Ranlet, 
Omar L. Shepard, 
George P. Whittredge, 



Aaron B. Young,* 
Henry E. Charaberlin, 
Lyman Merrill, 
Geo. R. Purington, 
Sylvester Stevens, 
John E. Robertson, 
Charles P. Rowell, 
John N. Hill, 
Charles S. Parker, 
John H. Bnrkhardt. 



SURVEYORS OF MASONRY. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, reasonable price, paid by party 

employing. 



Richard M. Ordway, 
Nahum Robinson, 
Theoph. B. Martin,* 



Edward Dow, 
William H. Kenney, 
Lvman R. Fellows, 



Benjamin H. Couch. 



* Deceased. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



21 



SURVEYORS OF PAINTING. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, reasonable price, paid by party 

employing. 



Edward Dow, 
Theoph. B. Martin,^ 



Edward A. Moulton, 
Charles E. Savory, 
George N. Smart. 



SURVEYORS OF STONE. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, reasonable price, paid by party 

employing. 



Simeon Abbott, 
Edward Dow, 
Geo. W. Emerton, 



Daniel Farnum, 
Ira Foster, 
Albert H. Knowles, 
Charles L. Rowe. 



SURVEYORS OF WOOD, LUMBER, AND BARK. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, for surveying shingles and clap- 
boards, 4 cents per M. ; boards and timber, 16 cents per M. ; measuring cord wood, 4 
cents per cord or load, or 40 cents per hour for over twenty cords ; paid by person 
employing. 



Arthur G. Stevens, 
Charles W. Batchelder, 
John Ballard, 
Albert A. Currier, 
Daniel K. Richardson, 
Edwin F. Elliott, 
Thomas D. Avery, 
Jacob E. Hutchins, 
Theophilus B. Martin,* 
Benjamin H. Couch, 
Thomas Kilburn, 
Edward Runnells, 
David R. Richardson, 
Daniel S. Webster, 
John T. Batchelder, 
William A. Chesley, 



John H. Burkhardt, 
John Abbott, 
Andrew Bunker, 
Abner G. Hall, 
Edwin D. Clough, 
George Frye, 
James F. Nelson, 
Robert Moore, 
Weston Cofran, 
A. Frank Holt, 
Omar L. Shepard, 
Jonathan B. Weeks, 
Charles Couch, 
John H. Rolfe, 
William Ballard, 
Walter W. Cochran, 



* Deceased. 



22 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Prentice S. Danforth, 
Lucius L. Farwell, 
Jeremiah S. Noyes, 
S. Lowell French, 
Nathaniel S. Shaw, 
Charles Kimball, 
Stephen K, Little, 
Alfred Clark, 
Daniel A. Brown, 
Joseph T. Clough, 
Andrew S. Farnum, 
John C. Linehan, 
William K. Holt,* 
John F. Scott, 
John Whitaker, 
Nathaniel P. Richardson, 

Nathaniel H. 



Philip Flanders, 
Eben F. Richardson, 
Albert A. Moore, 
Gilbert H. Seavey, 
Cyrus Runnells, 
Timothy C. Rolfe, 
David E. Everett, 
Charles H. Brown, 
Theodore W. Colby, 
Lowell Eastman, 
William H. Buntin, 
Henry Martin, 
Joseph S. Abbott, 
Jonathan L. Pickering, 
Curtis White, 
Charles H. Morrill, 
Shattuck. 



* Deceased. 



1883. 

Yaluation of the city, $10,023,216.00 

Tax assessed for the year, $169,498.95 

Rate of taxatiou, $1.30 per $100 

.17 per $100 additional for Union School District. 
.30 per $100 additional for Precinct Tax. 



24 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES ASSESSED. 

The number of polls, and the tax assessed on the real and 
personal estate in the city of Concord, since 1860 : 



Year. 




No. of Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


1860 




2,577 


$4,307,192 


$47,082.25 


1861 




2,497 


4,423,936 


46,290.48 


1862 




2,350 


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 


5,649,002 


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 


.871 




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 




3,869 


9,241,485 


162,038.53 


1879 




3,536 


10,604,465 


155,964.99 


1880 




3,672 


10,150,586 


172,831.12 


1881. 




Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


392 


$831,450 


$10,937.50 




2, 


213 


405.019 


4,695.63 




3, 


210 


434,245 


5,234.39 




4, 


763 


2,181,846 


34,435.61. 




5, 


712 


3,155,864 


61,312.78 




6, 


818 


2,376,947 


37,091.10 




7, 


397 


677,523 


7,877.51 


Non-r 


■esident, 


3,505 


$10,062,894 


1,701.03 




$163,285.55 


1882. 




Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


402 


$816,552 


$10,373.39 




2, 


210 


439,108 


4,811.94 




3, 


289 


439,868 


4,913.00 




4, 


907 


2,299,970 


35,366.97 





FUNDED 


DEBT. 


25 


1882. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 5, 


690 


3,206,206 


49,356.47 


6. 


820 


2,462,667 


38,094.66 


7, 


393 


643,881 


7,715.17 


Non-resident, 


3,661 




1,320.00 




$10,308,062 


$151,941.54 


1883. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


447 


811,471 


11,279.32 


2, 


208 


420,500 


5,316.36 


3, 


244 


442,195 


5,803.32 


4, 


835 


2,176,700 


38,845.05 


5, 


814 


3,129,413 


55,244.56 


6, 


840 


2,393,461 


42,509.03 


7, 


428 


649,476 


8,899.85 


Non-resident, 


3,816 




1,604.46 




$10,023,216 


$169,498.95 



MUNICIPAL FUNDED DEBT. 



CITY BONDS PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS : 



"When due. 


Rate of interest. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


Jan. 1, 1884, 


6, 


annually, 


$1,500 


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 


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 



26 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



When due. 


Rate of iuterest. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


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 



$138,500 



NOTES ON ACCOUNT OF EXTENSION OF PARK AND CAPITOL STREETS. 



Aug. 1, 1884, 
Aug. 1, 1885, 
Aug. 1, 1886, 



4, 
4, 
4, 



semi-annually, 
semi-annually, 
semi-annually, 



^5,000 
5,000 
5,000 



$153,500 



CITY DEBT NOT FUNDED. 

Coupons overdue, not presented, . $292.50 

Interest accrued, not yet due, . . 1,865.00 

Due school-districts, .... 1,569.15 

Awards for land damage not yet accepted, 735.00 



Funded debt. 
Total city debt, 



$4,461.65 
153,500.00 

5157,961.65 



AVAILABLE ASSETS. 



Cash in treasury, 
Collectible taxes, 1881, 

" " 1882, 

^' " 1883, 

Due from county of Merrimack, 

Indebtedness above assets, 



$12,101.30 

1,535.07 

3,137.13 

45,998.93 

1,891.62 



1,664.07 



$93,297.58 



FUNDED DEBT. 



27 



PRECINCT'S FUNDED DEBTS. 

CITY PRECINCT BONDS (STATE-HOUSE LOAN) PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS 



When due. 


Rate of interest. 


Interest payable. 


Amount. 


Dec. 1 


1884, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


$1,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1885, 


6, 




1,500.00 


Dec. 1 


1886, 


6, 




2,500.00 


Dec. 1 


1887, 


6, 




3,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1888, 


6, 




3,500.00 


Dec. 1 


1889, 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1890, 


6, 




3,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1891, 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1892, 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1893, 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1894, 


6, 




3,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1895, 


6, 




10,000.00 


Dec. 1 


1896, 


6, 




7,000.00 



SEWER PRECINCT NOTES. 



Dec. 1, 


1884, 


6, 


Dec. 1, 


1885, 


6, 


Dec. 1, 


1886, 


4, 



annually, 



$8,000.00 
8,000.00 
8,000.00 



April 1, 


1892, 


6, 


April 1, 


1894, 


6, 


April 1, 


1895, 


6, 


Oct. 1, 


1912, 


4, 



WATER PRECINCT BONDS. 

semi-annually, 



$200,000.00 

130,000.00 

20,000.00 

45,000.00 

$461,500.00 



28 CITY OF CONCORD. 

PRECINCT'S DEBTS NOT FUNDED. 

Bonds overdue, but not presented, . $100.00 

Coupons overdue, but not presented, . 433.00 

Interest accrued, but not yet due, . $319.17 



852.17 
Precinct's funded debts, .... 461,500.00 



Precinct's debts, $462,352.17 

Less Water- Works bonds on hand, . . 2,000.00 



Net precinct debts, $460,352.17 



RECAPITULATION. 

Net city debts above assets, .... $93,297.58 

Net precinct's debts above assets, . . . 460,352.17 

Aggregate indebtedness of city and precinct over 

available assets, 



$553,649.75 

Aggregate city and precinct indebtedness, January 

1, 1883, ........ $569,831.56 



Decrease for the year, .... $16,181.81 



CITT PROPERTY. 



29 



PROPERTY 



BELONGING TO THE CITY HAVING AN ACTUAL CASH VALUE, BUT NOT 
CONSIDERED AS AVAILABLE ASSETS. 



Real Estate , 
City hall lot and half of building, 
City farm pasture and quarries, 
Penacook park, .... 
Market place on Warren street. 
City store-house, lot and gravel banks. 
Lot corner Warren and Liberty streets. 
Land at P^ast Concord, near cemetery. 
Engine house. West Concord, 
Engine house. East Concord, 
Alert Hose house, Washington street, 
Good-Will hose-house, . 
Central fire-station. 
Pioneer engine-house, Penacook, . 
Gravel bank, Elast Concord, . 
House and lot on Plains, 
Lot for ward-house. West street, . 

Fire Department, 

Steamer " Governor Hill," 

Steamer Kearsarge, 

Steamer Pioneer, 

Hook and Ladder carriage, 

Kearsarge Hose carriage. 

Eagle Hose carriage. 

Alert Hose carriage, 

Good-Will Hose carriage. 

East Concord hand engine. 

West Concord hand engine. 

Leather and fabric hose. 

Implements in charge of fire companies, 

Fire alarm, . 

Four horses. 

Harnesses and stable fixtures. 



$25,000.00 

3,000.00 

1,500.00 

10,000.00 

5,000.00 

700.00 

300.00 

800.00 

3,000.00 

2,000.00 

6,000.00 

35,000.00 

7,500.00 

100.00 

300.00 

475.00 



-$100,675.00 



$4,000.00 

3,000.00 

3,000.00 

1,500.00 

600.00 

600.00 

300.00 

400.00 

400.00 

400.00 

3,500.00 

3,000.00 

2,000.00 

800.00 

300.00 



30 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Supply wagon and sleigh, 

"Wagon and sleigh for Central Station, 

Street Departtnent. 

Lumber, stone, &c., at city storehouse. 

Three horses, 

Two stone rollers. 

Three street sprinklers. 

Stone crusher, engine, and building. 

Street sweeper, 

Horse-cai't and wagon, 

Road machine. 

Large horse-sled, . 

Small horse-sled, . 

Two-horse dump-cart, 

Two derricks. 

Picks, shovels, and small tools, 



Miscellaneous. 

Books in City Library, . 
Furniture City Hall building. 
Furniture mayor's office. 
Furniture city marshal's office. 
Furniture collector's office, . 

Proceeds sale of city farm — say 



$200.00 
100.00 



$24,100.00 



$500.00 

500.00 

250.00 

600.00 

2,000.00 

300.00 

50.00 

125.00 

50.00 

15.00 

125.00 

150.00 

200.00 



$5,000.00 

1,000.00 

55.00 

25.00 

100.00 



$4,865.00 



- $6,180.00 
6,500.00 

$142,320.00 



PRECINCT PROPERTY 

BELONGING TO THE WATER PRECINCT, AND HAVING AN ACTUAL CASH 
VALUE, BUT NOT CONSIDERED AS AVAILABLE ASSETS. 



City Water- Works, 



$395,000.00 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS. 



31 



CITY APPROPRIATIONS, 1883. 



For payment of city bonds, . 
interest on city debt, 
state tax, 
county tax, 
city paupers, 
fire department, 
incidentals and land damages, 
roads and bridges, . 
committee service, 
police and watch, . 
printing and stationery, . 
professional services, 
salaries, ... 

public library, 
schools, 

decorating soldiers' graves, 
repairs city council-rooms, 
Penacook park, 
Knibb patent suits, 
foot-walk, Free bridge, . 
rent of Eagle hall for armory, 
ward-house, Ward 7, 



$12,000.00 

8,500.00 

25,376.00 

28.548.00 

1,500.00 

12,000.00 

5,000.00 

21,000.00 

1,100.00 

5,000.00 

1,500.00 

700.00 

5,500.00 

2,000.00 

22,225.00 

150.00 

900.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

200.00 

2,000.00 



-$157,699.00 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS, 1883. 



For payment of precinct bonds, 
interest on State-house loan, 
payment of sewer notes, 
interest on sewer notes, 
lighting streets, 
water for public fire hydrants, 
construction of sewers, . 



$1,000.00 
2,600.00 
8,000.00 
1,720.00 
2,800.00 
3,880.00 
3,000.00 



$23,000.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 



CITY TREASURER'S AOOOUlSrT 

AS CUSTODIAN OF TRUST FUNDS. 

The Income from these trusts is paid only upon the Mayor's special order, certifyiug 
that the requirements of the trust are fulhlled. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 
From Trust Funds held by the city, during the year 1883. 



ABIAL WALKER TRUST. 

For the benefit of the School Fund. Income to be divided in due proportion amoug 
all the school-districts in the city. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, .... $1,000.00 

Invested in note of Concord, — city pre- 
cinct, due 1895, 6 per cent., . . $1,000.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash, interest on city note, ..... $60.00 

EXPENDED. 

Credited to School Fund, $60.00 

3 



34 CITY OF CONCORD. 

C. PARKER LYON TRUST. 

For the benefit of the Public Library. Annual income to be expended In the pur- 
chase of books for the Public Library. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, .... $1,000.00 
Invested in note of Concord, city precinct, 

due 1896, 6 per cent., . . .$1,000.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, ....... $60.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid W. P. Fiske, treasurer city library, . . $60.00 



FRANKLIN PIERCE TRUST. 

For the benefit of the Public Library. Annual Income to be expended in the purchase 
of books for the Public Library. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, . . . .$1,000.00 

Invested in city of Concord bond, due in 

1885, at 6 per cent., . . . .$1,000.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, ....... $60.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid W. P. Fiske, treasurer city library, . . . $60.00 



DAVID OSGOOD TRUST. 

Income to be applied to the purchase of school-books for poor children. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, .... $200.00 
Invested in city of Nashua bond, due 

1890, 6 per cent., .... $200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, $12.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid order in favor of Edson C Eastman, . . $12.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 35 

COUNTESS OF RUMFORD TRUST. 

For the benefit of the Concord Female Charitable Society. Income to be applied to 
the charitable uses and purposes of said society, and under its direction. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, .... $2,000.00 

Invested in note of Isaac A. Hill, dated 
Jan. 27, 1877, secured by mortgage of 
real estate and surety, six per cent., $2,000.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, $120.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid S. W. Pillsbury, treasurer of the Society, . $120.00 



OLD CEMETERY FUND. 

One half of proceeds of sales of lots. Income to be devoted to the care, protection 
and ornamentation of the Old Cemetery, through its committee. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, . . $715.00 

Invested in Concord Water-Works 

bonds, due 1892, at 6 per cent., . . $700.00 
Cash on deposit, ..... 15.00 



$715.00 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Cash for interest, $42.00 

Cash for interest, ..... 1.64 



$43.64 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for cemetery committee, $42.00 
Balance on hand, .... 1.64 



$43.64 



36 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY FUND. 



One half of proceeds of sales of lots. Income for the care, protection, and ornamenta- 
tion of the Blossom Hill Cemetery, through its committee. 



Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, . $3,882.61 

Added during 1883, . . 689.95 

$4,572.56 

Carried to income to fill appro- 
priation, . . . . . .372.64 

Capital, Dec. 31, 1883, .... 

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

Merrimack county bonds, 5 " . 900.00 

N. H. bonds, 6 " . 200.00 

City of Concord bonds, 6 " . 200.00 

City of Concord bonds, 4 " . 1,000.00 

Town of Franklin, 4| " . 700.00 

Cash on hand, 649.92 



$4,199.92 



$4,199.92 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Cash for interest on hand Jan. 1, 1883, . $222.91 
Cash for interest, 1883, .... 154.45 
Drawn from cash for accrued interest, . 372.64 



$750.00 



EXPENDED. 



Paid James H. Chase for cemetery committee. 



$750.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 37 



WEST CONCORD CEMETERY FUND. 

One half of proceeds of sales of lots. Income to be devoted to the care, protection, and 
ornamentation of West Concord Cemetery, through its committee. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, . . $65.00 
Added during 1883, . . 12.00 

S77.00 



Invested in Merrimack Co. Sav- 

ings-Bank, at 4 per cent., . $71.50 
Cash on liand, . . . 5.50 



$77.00 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Interest accrued to Dec. 31, 1883, .... $5.90 

Cash on hand, . 5.90 



EAST CONCORD CEMETERY FUND. 

One half of proceeds of sales of lots. Income to be devoted to the care, protection, and 
ornamentation of East Concord Cemetery, through its committee. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, . . $15.00 
Added during 1883, . . 17.50 

$32.50 



Invested in deposit in N. H. Sav- 

ings-Bank, . . . $20.00 

Cash on hand. . . . 12.50 



$32.50 



No income vet accrued. 



38 CITY OF CONCORD. 

PAUL WENTWORTH TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of lot No. 64, south division, Old Cemetery. 

Capital, Jail. 1, 1883, . . $200.00 

Invested in U. S. bonds, due 1907, at 4 

per cent., $200.00 

INCOBIE RECEIVED. 

Received for interest, $8.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Cliase, for expense incurred, . $6.55 

Balance on hand, .... 1.45 

$8.00 



THEODORE FRENCH TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of his lot, in Old Cemetery. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, . . $100.00 

Invested in U. S. bond, due 1907, at 4 

per cent., $100.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Received for interest, ...... $4.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $2.00 
Balance cash on hand, . . . . 2.00 

$4.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 39 

JAMES McQUESTION TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of lot No. 23, Block G., Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1883, . . $200.00 

Invested in Merrimack Co. bond, dne 

1890, at 5 per cent., .... $200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Received for interest, ...... $10.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $5.00 

Balance on hand, .... 5.00 

$10.00 



EDWARD L. KNOWLTON TRUST. 

So much of the income of the trust as necessary, to be devoted to the care of lot No. 
177, Block M., Blossom Hill Cemetery; balance of income, for building cemetery 
fence, &c., under conditions. 

Capital, . . . $1,000.00 

Invested in Concord sewer bond, due 

1886, at 4 per cent., .... $1,000.00 



INCOME RECEIVED. 

Received for interest, $35.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $9.50 

Balance on hand, .... 25.50 

$35.00 



40 CITY OF CONCORD. 

ELIZA W. UPHAM TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of lot No. 27, Block K., Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, .... $200.00 

Invested in Merrimack County Savings- 

Bank, 4 per cent., .... $200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Received for interest, . . . . . . $3.33 

Cash on hand, ....... 3.33 

GEORGE G. FOGG TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of Lot No. 36, Block R., in Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, .... $200.00 

Invested in two shares of stock of the 
Atehinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail- 
road, $200.00 

No income yet accrued. 



ACCOUNT OF 
COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 



The Collector reports that the books are all squared to the 
year 1881, the taxes of previous years having been fully bal- 
anced by the abatement of those taxes found to be uncollectible, 
and the collection of all which were available. 

The amounts collected and outstanding for the remaining 

years are as follows : 

1881. 

List committed to collector, .... $153,284.75 

Collected and paid treasurer, . $146,000.00 

Estimated abatements, including taxes 

on churches, .... 5,749.68 

Balance supposed to be collectible, . 1,535.07 



153,284.75 
1882. 
List committed to collector, .... $151,989.58 

Collected and paid treasurer, . $146,500.00 
Estimated abatements, including taxes 

on churches, .... 2,352.45 

Balance supposed to be collectible, . 3,137.13 



[51,989.58 
1883. 

List committed to collector, .... $169,498.95 

Collected and paid treasurer, . $120,000.00 
Estimated abatements, including taxes 

on bank stock, .... 3,500.00 

Balance supposed to be collectible, . 45,998.95 

$169,498.95 

Considered as Available Assets. 

1881, $1,535.07 

1882, ...... 3,137.13 

1883, 45,998.95 



Total, $50,671.15 

CHARLES T. HUNTOON, Collector. 



KEPORT OF THE 

WILLIAM F. THAYER, Treasurer, 



Dr. 



Balance cash on hand, Jan. 1, 1883, 

Received of 
C. T. Huutoon, taxes, 1877, 

" " 1880, . 

" " 1881, . 

" interest, 1881, . 

" taxes, 1882, . 

" " 1883, . 

Cemetery fund, to meet order, . 
E. H. Woodman, incidentals, order withdrawn, 

" acc't street sprinkling, . 

State of New Hampshire, railroad tax, 

" " savings-bank tax, 

" " literary fund tax, 

" " insurance tax, 

Merrimack county, 
E. H. Woodman, highway, 
G. A. Cummings, highway. 
Sundry persons, incidentals, 
S. Dana, police justice, 
A. W. Silsby, special justice, . 
Sundry persons, licenses, . 
J. A. Cochran, paupers, 

" dog licenses, 

" bounties, . 

Sundry persons, bonds sold, 

" interest, . 

" money borrowed. 

Walker legacy, interest, 
E. H. Woodman, Penacook Park, 
Sundry persons, stone quarries, 



In Account 



$16,626.01 

108.25 

1,046.43 

3,500.00 

200.00 

32,500.00 

120,000.00 

750.00 

700.00 

814.25 

20,231.08 

19,728.19 

1,299.99 

30.00 

2,232.79 

985.30 

134.05 

836.60 

651.72 

.50 

275.00 

55.78 

464.00 

48.50 

15,000.00 

16.66 

25,000.00 

60.00 

31.50 

167.40 



$263,494.00 



CITY TREASURER. 



WITH 



CITY OF CONCORD, 1883. Cr. 



Paid on account of 




City bonds, 


$5,500.00 


County of Merrimack, 


1,762.19 


Bounties, ..... 


28.80 


Cemeteries, .... 


750.00 


Dog tax, ..... 


97.50 


Notes paid, .... 


25,000.00 


Precinct bonds. 


1,600.00 


Precinct sewer note, . 


8,000.00 


Incidentals (refunded). 


700.00 


Orders of previous years, . 


60.49 




4t/|Q Ana QQ 






RUNNING EXPEN 


SES. 


City paupei's, . . . . , 


$1,334.07 


State tax, ..... 


25,376.00 


County tax, .... 


28,546.75 


Committee service, 


1,357.50 


Decoration day. 


150.00 


Fii'e department, 


15,009.23 


Lighting streets. Ward 1, . 


300.00 


Repairs council-rooms, 


932.21 


Knibbs patent suits, . 


2,539.68 


Penacook Park, 


635.64 


Ward-house, Ward 7, 


475.00 


Incidentals, .... 


20,705.95 


Interest, 


8,503.43 


Police and watch, 


5,703.74 


Printing and stationery, 


922.23 


Precincts (including sewers). 


13,787.90 


Library, ..... 


2,000.00 


Professional services. 


488.00 


Salaries, ..... 


5,993.00 


Higliways, .... 


24,749.88 


Schools, . , . , . 


40,484.51 


School-house tax, 


7,899.00 




4007 89^ ?*> 




ip^VJ / ,0t70. 4 ^ 


Balance cash on hand, 


12,101.30 




$263,494.00 



WILLIAM F. THAYER, Treasurer. 



The arrangement of the details of expenditure which follows is intended 
to furnish such information as is desired by the public, and is in accord- 
ance with suggestions received from various sources. Items of payment 
to the same individual at sundry times, are included in the aggregate 
amount given, if paid for the same objects. In some cases the figures 1882 
follow an item, to show that the expense actually belongs to a previous 
year, because such payment enlarges the amounts of expense, which are 
not offset, as has sometimes been customary, by allowing a similar amount 
to be carried to the next year. Every effort has been made to ascertain 
and pay all the bills for the current year; and in all cases, so far as known, 
payments of rent, etc., have been made to Dec. 31, 1883, and salaries and 
committee service have been paid for the full municipal year, in addition 
to any balance of the quarter remaining unpaid on the prerious year. 



CITY EXPENSES, 

FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 

18 83: 

Being an itemized account, made from the books of the City Clerk, of the 
payments made by the City Treasurer on account of 

RUNNING- EXPENSES. 



STATE TAX. 

Paid Solon A. Carter, state treasurer, 



COUNTY TAX. 

Paid George P. Little, county treasurer, 



INTEREST. 

Paid coupons and interest account, . 



$25,376.00 



$28,546.75 



$8,503.43 



PAUPERS. 




Balance of appropriation, 1882, 


. $1,113.82 


Appropriation for 1883, 


. 1,500.00 


Received from Merrimack county, . 


. 2,218.59 


for wood sold, 


45.25 


from town of Wilton, 


10.00 


from town of Weare, 


40.78 


for cash returned, . 


5.00 




$4,933.44 


Surplus carried to transfer account. 


. 3,599.37 



$1,334.07 



46 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Paid as follows : 

C. M. Edmonds, aid, . . . $90.00 
J. Everett Hatchins, aid, . . 22.00 
E. B. Clisbv, aid, . . . 25.00 
S. E. Hamilton, rent, . . . 33.00 
A. J. Prescott, rent, . . . 12.00 
Israel Lovely, care Mrs. Rushlow, IG.OO 

E. Morrill, estate, rent, . . 21.00 
Cash (returned as above) , . . 5.00 
Mrs. F. P. Lear, aid, . . . 4.00 
Mrs. John Williams, aid, . . 17.00 
N. H. Asylum, board, . . . 485.76 

D. W. Sanborn, groceries, . . 75.50 
Dr. Geo. Cook, prof, services, . 38.00 
T. E. Hoit, board Mrs. Page, . 71.50 
J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, . 4.75 
A. M. Follet, groceries, . . 53.28 
City Water- Works, water, . . 4.00 
City of Manchester (Blanchard child) , 60.00 
I. M. Savage, groceries, . . 10.00 
Wm. Walker, cave M. Lamprey, . 22.27 
Margaret Speed, " " . 8.00 
Currier & Bartlett, groceries, . 3.00 
State Industrial School (Heath boy), 49.07 
J. M. Crossman, undertaker, . 3.50 
Charles Crow, " . 20.00 
A. C. & M. C. Sanborn, groceries, 11.00 
Geo. A. Fernald, rent, . . 10.50 
C. R. Schoolcraft & Co., groceries, 3.00 
C. E. Ballard, groceries, . . 3.00 

F. P. Robinson, wood, . . . 150.94 
C. H. Norton & Son, livery, . 2.00 



,334.07 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation for 1883, . . . $12,000.00 

Deficiency brought from transfer acc't, . 3,009.23 



$15,009.23 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



47 



Central Station. 

Eben F. Richardson, steward, 

Geo. L. Osgood, assis't steward, 

Fred H. Potter, teamster, 

Willis K. Wingate, teamster 

Frank M. Heath, " 

Mrs. B. M. Pratt, washing, 

J. F. Cotton & Co., hay, 

Frank H. Prentiss, " 

Albert Stevens, straw, . 

Hugh Tallant, hay, 

C. H. Osgood, " 

J. Minot, " 

R. S. Emery, straw, 

Hiram Hook, " 

S. D. McKenzie, doctoring horses, 

J. E. McShane, blacksmithing, 

A. P. Fitch, liniments, &c., . 

Whittemore & Kimball, lumber, &c., 

Miller & Sanborn, " 

E. B. Hutchinson, " 
Geo. T. Comins, " 
Ranlet & Prescott, coal, " 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal, 
Ranlet & Marsh, coal, . 
C. H. Norton & Son, supply wagon, 1882 
Northei'n R. R. supplies, 
James R. Hill & Co., supplies, 
Vogler Bros., " 
Thomas Woodward, coverings, 
Jeremiah Crowley, labor, 

F. P. Robinson, wood, . 
Board of Engineers, furniture, 
Otis Reister, whitewashing, . 
H. Thompson, brooms, 
Hammond & Thurston, supplies, 
Geo. L. Lincoln, mattresses, 
J. B. Sanborn, stationery. 



$600.00 

600.00 

200.00 

400.00 

431.66 

60.00 

354.74 

27.20 

81.85 

47.50 

9.73 

92.60 

18.27 

26.41 

19.00 

167.25 

20.58 

57.40 

14.66 

25.88' 

25.00 

16.00 

144.00 

4.50 

150.00 

.86 

6.00 

3.00 

14.50 

17.25 

26.25 

50.00 

2.50 

6.00 

3.00 

49.87 

.50 



48 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Am. Spiced Food Co., for horses, 
J. F. Hoit, 

J. M. Stewart & Son, supplies, 
E. F. Richardson, " 

Ford & Kimball, castings, 
Robinson & Smart, bulletin frames 
Frank G. Edgerly, supply sleigh, 

B. French, repairs, 
Geo. Goodhue, repairs, 
J. H. Sanders, painting, 
G. A. Foster, team. 
Concord Gas Co., gas, . 
Ordway & Ferrin, repairs, 
Underhill & Kittredge, supplies, 
A. P. Fitch, 

C. H. Norton & Son, use of horses, 
C. H. Norton & Son, use of horses 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, suppl 
J. A. Dadmun, labor and supplies 
Stevens & Duncklee, labor and su 
W. S. Davis & Son, repairs, 
Thompson & Bethune, supplies, 

J. D. Johnson & Son, repairs, &c. 
Water-Works, water, 
Geo. P. Palmer, oil, 
John M. Hill, cash paid out, 
Thos. J. Sandford, firemen's suits 
C. H. Martin & Co., supplies. 
Gust Walker, " 

Samuel Eastman & Co., " 

E. H. Randall, repairs, 

F. H. Odiorne & Co., coal, . 
Patrick Hackett, teaming, 
Staniels, Allison &Co., insurance, 
James Munns & Co., repairs, 

Fire Alarm. 

Eben F. Richardson, sup't, . 
Edwin Rogers, supplies, 



1882 



les. 



pplies 



S7.00 
7.00 
3.95 
4.85 
7.49 
5.00 
30.00 
1.50 
4.20 
18.37 
1.00 
404.92 
6.60 
40.33 
9.78 
164.25 
21.00 
29.97 
17.25 
114.85 
169.51 
55.90 
119.66 
45.00 
3.90 
22.63 
112.00 
12.03 
8.65 
16.30 
55.40 
29.00 
1.00 
9.00 
6.27 



$5,339.52 



$200.00 
93.09 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



49 



Concord Railroad, supplies and freight, 
F. J. Batchelder, printing, 

Good- Will Hose. 

Good-Will Hose Co., fire hats, . 

Patten & Heath, furniture, 

W. R. Carter, steward, 

Concord Gas Co., gas, 

Abbot-Downing Co., repairs, 

Ordway & Ferrin, . " 

Norton, Glennon & Brown, use of horse, 

Pay-rolls, ..... 

City Water-Works, water. 

Alert Hose. 

Alert Hose Company, fire hats, . 

E. H. Randall, repairs, 

Charles C. Hill, use of horse, 

S. Seavey estate, rent of stable, 

W. C. Elkins & Co., repairs and supplies, 

Fred Earle, steward, .... 

Concord Gas Company, gas, 
Norton, Glennon & Brown, use of horse, 
Stevens & Duncklee, repairs. 
Pay-rolls, ...... 

City Water- Works, .... 

Eagle Hose. 

Eagle Hose Company, fire hats, . 
Pay-rolls, ...... 

Board of Engineers. 
Pay-rolls, ..... 

Kearsarge Steamer. 

Manchester Locomotive Works, repairs. 

Concord Railroad, freight, 

T. E. Clough, wood, .... 

Pay-rolls, ...... 

John M. Hill, cash paid, . 



$17.02 
2.05 



$38.00 

54.00 

30.00 

19.18 

151.60 

4.50 

13.00 

486.00 

9.00 



S60.00 
11.36 
25.00 
60.00 
11.09 
30.50 
50.95 
3.75 
21.22 

486.00 
16.00 



$30.00 
486.00 



$312.16 



.55 

28.30 

9.00 

739. .30 

3.90 



$805.28 



$775.87 



$516.00 



$531.52 



$1,261.05 



50 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Gov. Hill Steamer. 

Manchester Locomotive Works, 
Charles H. Sanders, steward. 



Cataract Hand Engine Co. 

Chandler Eastman & Sons, repairs, 
Simeon Partridge, supplies, 
Harrison Partridge, " . 
Partridge & Crossman, labor. 



;, 100.00 

15.00 



Pioneer Steamer. 




N. S. Gale, supplies, 


. $62.29 


Concord Axle Company', supplies. 


. 32.62 


George L. Theobald, teaming, . 


8.00 


E. Frank Bean, " 


4.90 


John B. Dodge, supplies. 


2.70 


C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, supplies. 


28.96 


Foote & Morse, " 


3.00 


Charles C. Beau, use of horses, . 


60.00 


Charles C. Bean, coal. 


35.00 


E. E. Rolfe, steward. 


30.00 


Concord Gas Company, coke, . 


14.90 


Pay-rolls, 


. 506.00 


Hook and Ladder Co. 




Pay-rolls, 


• 


Old Fort Hand Engine Co. 




L. M. Nutting, painting, . 


$20.74 


Samuel Eastman, water. 


5.00 


John E. Frye, supplies, . . . . 


5.80 


A. P. Cate, watching fire, . . . . 


4.80 


A. H. C. Knowles, "... 


2.00 


Ross Cate, " 


2.00 


Gardner L. Carter, steward. 


15.00 


Pay-rolls, ....... 


246.00 


Samuel Eastman & Co., suction hose. 


45.50 



$19.50 

2.25 

26.25 

2.50 



1,115.00 



$788.37 



$822.22 



$346.84 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



51 



Abial C. Abbott, steward, 
Pay rolls, .... 

Firemen's Parade. 

Third Regiment Band, 

John H. Rolfe, expenses, . 

P. Hackett, use of horses, 

C. W. Dodge, care of horses, 

G. L. Theobald, teaming, . 

Norton, Glennon & Brown, teaming, 



$15.00 
246.00 



$50.00 
22.20 
2.50 
3.20 
1.00 
5.00 



.1.50 



$83.90 
$15,009.23 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation for highways, . . $21,000.00 

Received from George A. Cummings, 

Commissioner Highways, . . . 134.05 

Received from E. H. Woodman, Com- 
missioner Highways, .... 985.30 

Received from street sprinkling subscrip- 
tion, . 814.25 

Brought from transfer account, . 1,816.28 



$24,749.88 



Paid out by George A. Cummings, 

Commissioner of Highways. 



A. J. Smith, watering-trough, 1882, 


. $3.00 


C. H. Clough, 


. 10.00 


F. P. Virgin, " " 


3.00 


L. B. Brown, edge-stone, " 


. 57.15 


E. B. Hutchinson, plank, " 


13.73 


S. M. Chesley, blacksmithing, " 


. 42.68 


C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, plank, " 


6.75 


Robert B. Hoyt, pay-roll, " 


. 15.00 


C. C. Bean, ^ " " 


. 200.00 



52 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



C. C. Bean, pay-roll, 1883, 

S. D. McKenzie, doctoring horse, 1882, 
H. Partridge, pay-roll, " 

H. Partridge, " 1883, 

Batchelder & Co., grain, 1882, 
Oilman Clough, plank, " 

J. M. Jenkins, blacksmithing, " 



$40.59 

15.00 

20.00 

9.50 

185.94 
58.80 
25.40 



$706.54 



Paid out by E. H. Woodman, 

Commissioner of Highioays. 

CENTRAL DISTRICT. 

Comprising parts of Wards 2 and 3, and all of Wards 4, 5, 6, and 7. 

JAMES H. ROWELL in charge. 
Labor' Pay-Rolls. 

Including services of Superintendent of Streets with team, foremen, laborers, and 

teams. 



Januar}', 

Febrnary, 

March, 

April, 

May, 

June, 

July, 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 

December, 



Stone 'Crusher Building, 

Luke Bray, granite for foundation, 

Hunton, Anderson & Co., foundation, 

David D. Brown, teaming, 

Merrill Dyer, stone-work, 

A. C. Holt, erecting building, . 

C. O. Johnson, shingles, . 



$270.75 

479.88 

601.32 

677.76 

1,208.76 

1,396.38 

1,499.00 

1,446.75 

1,279.37 

985.28 

820.50 

246.63 



$10,912.38 



$30.50 
27.00 
90.60 

211.00 
97.00 
25.00 



il.lO 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



53 



Stone- Crush er — runnin g expenses. 

B. «& C. H. Fiirnum, rent, 1882, 

B. & C. H. Farnum, rent, 1883, 
Farrell Foundry Co., castings. 
Concord Railroad, freight, 
George T. Comins, wood, 
J. Ogilvie, blacksmithing, 
A. C. Abbott, " 
N. P. Stevens, repairs, 
John A. White, " 
Ranlet & Marsh, coal, 
J. J. Wyman, lubricating tallow, 
George Goodhue, pipe and labor, 
Morrill & Danforth, insurance, . 
Moses H. Bradley, rent, 
Concord Water- Works, water for engine, 

Free Bridge. 

P. W. Webster, repairs truss, . 
Rowell & Co., concreting, 
A. P. Fitch, paint for foot bridge, 
Mary Adams, lighting bridge, 1882, 
" " " 1883, 

C. R. Schoolcraft & Co., oil and wicks. 

Lower Bridge. 

E. A. F. Hammond, lighting bridge, 



$18.00 

6.00 

51.73 

6.03 

6.00 

16.68 

9.43 

.70 

14.41 

70.50 

9.50 

9.46 

18.00 

30.00 

12.00 



$48.30 

218.75 

26.75 

8.67 

52.00 

3.64 



$278.44 



11 



$56.56 



liumber. 




Bickford & Munsey, . . . . 


. $5.43 


G. W. Munsey, 


2.41 


W. K. Holt & Co., . 


. 43.26 


J. D. Walker, 


5.40 


E. B. Hutchinson, 


. 33.25 


Gilman Clough, 


. 107.20 


Miller & Sanborn, 


. 38.87 



$235.82 



54 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Hay. 

Alfred Davis, S9.10 

J. C. Hammond, ..... •22.25 

David Hammond, ..... 42.40 

Norris A. Dunklee, 18. G9 



Street Sprinklers. 

E. H. Randall, pipe and repairs, 
Abbot-Downing Co., repairs, 
John H. True, teamster, 
H. M. Cook, collecting subscriptions, 
Concord Water-Works, water, . 

Sidewalks. 

M. H. Johnson, edgestones, 

W. B. Stearns, " 

Mary R. Corning, edgestones and brick, 

Merrill Dyer, setting edgestoue, 

B. E. Badger, surveying, . 

Foss & Merrill, " 

Rowell & Co., concreting, 

Crossings. 

O. V. & W. H. Pitman, flagging, 
Rowell & Co, concrete. 



Bank Wall near Prison, 

Concord Granite Co., stone, 
Merrill Dyer, laying stone, 
Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 
Ford & Kimball, casting for fence, 
E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, 



Hardware and Tools. 

J. A. Dadmun, $2.80 

Gust Walker, 2.25 

Stevens & Duncklee, .... 5.23 

W. P. Ford & Co., 22.25 





. SlO.66 




6.75 


. 


600.00 


i 


. 50.00 


• 


400.00 




$394.70 




16.87 


ck, 


42.82 


. 


51.87 


, 


10.75 


. 


9.25 


• 


1,174.94 




$23.00 


• 


178.26 




$251.00 




376.50 




14.00 




75.73 




30.18 



$92.44 



$1,067.41 



,701.20 



$201.26 



1747.41 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



55 



Thompson & Bethune, 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 



122.95 
34.24 



Blackstnithmg . 




B. G. Carter, . . . . _. 


. $26.59 


L. R. Roberts, .... 


. 34.50 


L. M. Chesley 


9.50 


Partridge & Grossman, 1882, 


9.33 


Donagan & Davis, 


31.90 


W. S. Davis & Son, . 


. 94.28 



189.72 



Sundries, 

Morrill & Silsby, mounting road map, 

A. S. Smith, breaking roads, 

David Hammond, carrots for horse, 1882, 

J. J. Welch, two shotes, 

Abbot-Downing Co., repairs sweeper, 

Morrill & Danforth, insui'ance, , 

J. R. Rand, building culvert, 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, . 

Sam'l Holt, brick, .... 

G. B. Little, breaking roads, 

Ranlet & Marsh, ice, 

Geo. W. Chesley, gravel, . 

Ordwa\' & Ferrin, mason work, 

J. H. Rowell, sundries, . . i 

Rowell & Co., gravel, 

C. H. Martin & Co., paints, 

A. C. & M. C. vSanborn, powder, 

J. R. Hill & Co., blankets, &c., 

Foss & Merrill, surveying, 

S. D. McKenzie, doctoring horses, 

S. C. Jenness, watering-trough, 

George Prescott, guide-boards, . 

Clapp & Co., grates and covers, 

J. D. Johnson & Co., rep. harnesses, &c., 

Batchelder & Co., grain, . . . . 

Geo. Tvler, road machine and attachments, 



$1.25 
19.10 

1.62 
14.00 
30.00 
31.25 

5.75 

3.50 
22.50 
26.26 

1.25 
54.30 
16.95 
18.66 
50.60 

7.00 
.48 

9.75 
39.25 
13.50 

3.00 

13.50 

204.61 

34.11 

517.38 

205.00 



$206.10 



56 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Concord R. R., freight, 

City Water- Works, water for trouglis, 

Total for Central District, 



$9.23 
140.00 



61,493.80 
618.021.85 



BOROUGH DISTRICT. 

George F. Sanborn in charge. 
John D. Fife, lighting Borough bridge, 1882, 65.50 



John D. Fife, " " 

J. F. Sanborn, " " 

B. F. Varne^s breaking roads, . 

A. H. Urann & Co., paint, 

N. S. Gale, hardware, 

John Whitaker & Co., lumber, . 

Geo. F. Sanborn, labor pay-rolls, 



1883, 



13.75 


16.33 


9.00 


2.70 


6.83 


5.66 


489.97 



EAST CONCORD, RIVER DISTRICT. 

JosiAH S. Locke in charge. 



L. L. Locke, labor pay-rolls, 
S. M. Locke, " 

J. S. Locke, " 



64.75 

7.62 

36.47 



6549.74 



648.84 



EAST CONCORD, VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

Andrew S. Farnum in charjje. 



Brown & Farnum, lumber, 
Rowell & Co., concrete crossing, 
A. S. Farnum, labor pay-rolls, . 



618.76 

23.40 

356.43 



6398.59 



EAST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

Simeon Farnum in charge. 
Simeon Farnum, labor pay-rolls, 



144.49 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 57 

HORSE HILL DISTRICT. 

Robert B. Hoyt in charge. 
Robert B. Hoyt, labor pay-rolls, .... $132.49 



HOT HOLE POND DISTRICT. 

Lyman A. Hall in charge. 
Lyman A. Hall, labor pay-rolls, .... $24.09 



LITTLE POND ROAD DISTRICT. 

Lowell Brown in charge. 
Lowell Brown, labor pay-rolls, ..... $40.49 



LONG POND NORTH DISTRICT. 

David W. Hobbs in charge. 
David W. Hobbs, labor pay-rolls, .... $82.09 



MAST YARD DISTRICT. 

Andrew P. Bennett in charge. 

W. D. Perkins, watering-trough, . . $3.00 

Andrew P. Bennett, labor pay-rolls, . . 57.76 



MOUNTAIN DISTRICT. 

Hugh Tallant in charge. 

Hugh Tallant, use of land, . . . $15.00 

Hugh Tallant, labor pay-rolls, . . . 187.62 



$60.76 



$202.62 



NORTH CONCORD DISTRICT. 

Geo. F. Hayward in charge. 
Geo. F. Hayward, labor pay-rolls, .... $87.20 



68 



CITY OF CONCOKD. 

NUMBER FOUR DISTRICT. 

Oilman H. Dimond in charge. 



George Prescott, guide-boards, . 
Gilman H. Dimond, labor pay-rolls, 



$12.00 
224.99 



NUMBER FIVE DISTRICT. 

Charles H. Merrill in charge. 
Charles H. Merrill, labor pay-rolls, . 



PENACOOK DISTRICT. 

Charles C. Bean in charge. 

Putney & Nutting, covering stone, . . $1.50 
Boscawen Precinct, lighting Twin bridge, 1882, 32.04 

Brown Lumber Co., bridge plank, . . 84.84 

B., C. & M. R. R., freight on plank, . 17.00 

John Whitaker & Co., bridge lumber, . 274.16 

J. G. Warren, work on bridge, . . 26.37 

A. P. Fitch, paint for iron bridge, . . 65.00 

A. H. Urann & Co., paint, . . . 9.00 

A. H. Urann, painting iron bridge, . . 36.55 

D. H. Adams, labor on iron bridge, . 7.75 
Rowell & Co., concreting iron bridge, . 170.44 

E. Frank Bean, teaming, . . . . 1.10 
Rowell & Co., concreting sidewalks, . 206.84 
H. H. Farnum, edgestone, . . . 61.38 
S. G. Sanborn, blacksmithing, . . 1.35 
Concord Axle Co., iron work, . . . 3.73 

F. G. Chandler, breaking roads, . . 2.00 
Gilman 1. Colby, watering-trough, . . 3.00 
C. M. & A. W.' Rolfe, " . . 3.00 
Geo. Prescott, guide-boards, . . . 4.50 
N. S. Gale, hardware, .... 13.00 

G. F. Hayward, lumber, .... 7.25 
Charles C. Bean, labor pay-rolls, . . 1,292.72 



$236.99 



$78.34 



1,324.52 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



59 



POTTER STREET DISTRICT. 

Henry H. Potter in charge. 

$3.00 

3.00 

. 191.92 



J. T. Tenuey, watering-trough, 1882, 
J. T. Tenney, " 1883, 

Henry H. Potter, labor pay-rolls, 



SNAPTOWN DISTRICT. 

John W. Bourlet in charge. 
John W. Bourlet, labor pay-rolls, 



VIRGIN DISTRICT. 

Frank P. Batchelder in charge. 
Fales p. Virgin, breaking roads, . . $25.50 



Frank P. Batchelder, labor pay-rolls, 



34.87 



WEST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

Edwin S. Carpenter in charge. 



Concord Land & W. P. Co., breaking roads, 
Harrison Partridge, labor pay-rolls, . 



55.52 
2.50 



WEST CONCORD VILLAGE DISTRICT. 



Harrison Partridge in charge. 

$10.00 

3.40 

2.35 

48.25 



Putney & Nutting, stone for culverts, 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co., shovels. 
Partridge & Co., blacksmithing, 
Harrison Partridge, lumber, 
Merrill Dyer, laying wall, . 
S. J- Blodgett & Co., stone, 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal, 
Donagan & Davis, stone. 



43.00 

104.60 

70.00 

25.11 



$197.92 



$32.31 



$60.37 



$38.02 



60 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Horace Hammond, labor pay-rolls, 
Harrison Partridge, labor pay-rolls, . 

Total highway expense, 



1272.00 
702.91 


$1,281.62 




, 


$24,749.88 



INCIDENTALS. 

Unexpended balance of 1882, . . . $456.07 
Appropriation for 1883, .... 5,000.00 
" rent of Pligle Hall, . . . .200.00 

" extension of Park and Capitol sts., 15,000.00 
" foot-walk over Free bridge, . . 500.00 

Received from R. P. Sanborn, rents, &c., 75.30 

" county of Merrimack, . . . 14.20 

" Whittemore & Kimball, rent to Jan. 

1, 1884, 82.25 

" Connell & Savory, rent, . . . 75.00 

" Ray & Walker, use of telephone, . 18.00 

" Caleb P. Little, city farm, . . 498.67 



$21,919.49 

Surplus carried to transfer account, 1,213.54 

Paid as follows : 

Richard P. Sanborn, messenger, . . $238.53 

N. C. Nelson, repairs clock, . . . 2.50 

Geo. W. Corey, fees, .... 15.76 

W. K. Bartlett, preparing report, 1882, . 27.00 

Victor Good, office stamps, . . . 7.25 

J. A. Cochran, office expenses, . . 37.85 

W. A. Greenough, directories, . . 6.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas for offices, . 149.76 

City Water-Works, water for offices, . 24.00 

Hobbs, Gordon & Co., steam-heating, . 355.00 

A. A. Moore, ash-sifter, .... 10.00 

A. R. Ayer, supplies, .... 1.37 

Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal, . . 48.00 

James Munns & Co., repairs, . . . 13.56 



$20,705.95 



INCIDENTALS. 



61 



Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, supplies, 

L. D. Brown, rent collector's office, 1882, 

" " " " " 1883, 

Charles T. Huntoon, expense, coil's office, 
Boston & Northern Telephone Co., . 
Patten & Heath, supplies, 
E. N. Shepard, superintending repairs, 
Geo. W. Abbott, rent ward-room, 1882, 
Geo. A. Cummings, postage, &c., 
John Carter, expenses, 
H. M. Cavis, clerical work, 
French & Langle}^ wood, 
James R. Hill, acc't edge-stone, 1882, 
Curtis White, tax refunded, 1882, . 
James R. Hill, " " 

T. B. Martin, surveying wood, 
N. H. Shattuck, surveying wood, 
E. B. Clisby, sawing wood, 
N. A. Dunklee, livery, 
Geo. A. Foster, " 
Samuel C. P2astman, services, 1882 
J. A. Cochran, coroner, . 

" registrar, 

Thomas Haines, watching, 
E. C. Eastman, school-books, 
J. B. Sanborn, " 

P. W. Webster, Free bridge foot-walk, 
Dow & Wheeler, plan foot bridge, . 
John Connell, 4th July bells, . 
C. N. Robertson, " 

Geo. F. Whittredge, use of hall, 
Robert A. Ray, labor and expenses, 
C. H. Ordway, recording deeds, 
John Chadwick, expense detecting incen 

diaries, ..... 

N. A. Copelaud, tree-protectors. 
Concord Horse Railroad, moving track, 
W. K. Holt & Co., plank for moving track, 
John F. Scott, widening Perley street, 



$1.65 

40.00 

60.00 

89.57 

198.75 

3.60 

15.00 

40.00 

7.75 

6.90 

9.00 

3.50 

87.06 

13.46 

20.00 

2.46 

1.27 

2.00 

12.00 

15.50 

40.00 

8.00 

160.80 

7.50 

12.45 

9.84 

565.00 

10.00 

8.00 

1.50 

29.00 

98.25 

4.00 

303.13 
55.35 
37.39 
12.00 

129.74 



62 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



John Connell, lunch for tramps, 
Stanley & Ayer, care Board of Trade clock, 
Caleb P. Little, account stone quarries, 
Morrill & Danforth, insurance, 
Staniels, Allison & Co., insurance, 
Martha W. Abbott, settlement of claim. 
Dr. George Cook, Board of Health, 
John Connell, " 

D. A. E. Emery, " 

Caleb P. Little, cash for city farm, . 
A. S. Martin, labor, 1882, city farm, 
John A. White, metal work, 1882, city farm. 
Woodman & Robinson, rent mayor's office, 

" " use of telephone, 

W. F. Thayer, postage, &c., . 
E.H. Woodman, " 

Lydia W. Clough, settlement of suit, 
Wm. K. Norton, " 

Charles L. Boutelle, injuries to person. 
Chandler L. Boyce, " " 

Sumner A. Dow, " " 

Samuel W. Merrill, " horse, 

Charles T. Huntoon, " " 

Lewis Page, " " 

J. W. Lane, " " 

D. D. Brainerd, estimates. 
Perry heirs, land damages, 

S. S^ Kimball, " 1882, 

Mary A. Morrill, " 

Wm'. G. Perley, " 

Mead, Mason & Co., " 
Charles E. Mead, " 
J. B. Marston, " 

Lewis Downing, Jr., " 
Abbot-Downing Co., " 
Lewis Downing estate, " 
Paid physicians, for returns of births and 
deaths, as per pay-roll. 



$17.10 

52.00 

167.40 

10.00 

15.00 

100.00 

16.00 

10.50 

10.00 

500.00 

11.12 

1.35 

50.00 

15.00 

8.50 

18.60 

284.00 

197.50 

176.38 

115.00 

55.00 

15.00 

35.50 

15.00 

10.00 

5.00 

100.00 

395.00 

2,500.00 

4,000.00 

2,500.00 

4,000.00 

1,300.00 

54.00 

487.00 

265.00 

136.00 



$20,705.95 



POLICE AND WATCH. 



68 



POLICE AND WATCH. 

Unexpended balance of 1882, . . $569.54 

Appropriation for 1883, .... 5,000.00 

Received of S. Dana, police justice, . 651.72 

" A. W. Silsby, associate justice, .50 



Surplus carried to transfer account. 



Paid as follows 
John Connell, 

James E. Rand, " 

Charles H. Jones, " 
Edgar A. F. Hammond, " 

Sylvester Dana, " 

R. P. Staniels, " 



salary city marshal, 
" police, . 



justice, 

1882, clerk, 

1883, " 
ass't marshal, 



Geo. W. Corey, 

A. "W". Silsby, asso. justice, 

Frank Jones, rent marshal's office, 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, . 

City Water- Works, water, 

Geo. W. Corey, sundry expenses, 

Geo. A. Foster, livery, 

Frank P. Emerson, special police, 

John Connell, " pay-roll, 

Wm. R. Green, special police, 

H. E. Chamberlain, " 

Geo. Partridge, " 

Batchelder & Co., supplies, 

Brown & Foote, " 

Geo. W. Abbott, rent ass't marshal's office 

John Chadwick, use of telephone, 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, 

Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal, 

H. K. Farnum, moving Penacook lobby, 

John Whitaker, lumber, " 

John G. Warren, labor, " 

A. H. Urann, " " 



5,221.76 
518.02 



$900.00 

800.00 

800.00 

800.00 

600.00 

33.33 

200.00 

350.00 

10.00 

200.00 

66.31 

6.00 

20.29 

93.75 

304.00 

184.00 

27.40 

3.40 

30.00 

7.46 

7.50 

50.00 

10.00 

74.21 

2.97 

35.00 

7.50 

24.10 

9.00 



i, 703. 74 



64 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



N. S. Gale, hardware, Penacook lobby, 

Concord Axle Co., repairs, " 

C. C. Bean, carting, " 

S. G. Sanborn, repairs, " 

Geo. Neller, " " 

W. H. Johnson, clerical work, 
J. F. Sanborn, witness fees, 



$12.84 
2.72 

11.50 
2.25 
6.72 

10.00 
1.49 



i, 703. 74 



COMMITTEE SERVICE. 

Unexpended balance of 1882, . . . $30.00 
Appropriation for 1883, . . . .1,100.00 
Deficiency brought from transfer account, 227.50 



Paid for quarter ending Jan. 23 


, 1883 : 




John Carter, $15.00 


J. S. Locke, . 








15.00 


0. L. Shepard, 








15.00 


E. N. Shepard, 








18.75 


Edward Dow, . 








15.00 


John T. Batchelder, 








15.00 


John H. Lamprey, 








15.00 


Joseph H. Lane, 








11.25 


Henry Rolfe, . 








7.50 


Sherwin P. Colby, . 








7.50 


Charles H. Sanborn, 








7.50 


John N. Hill, . 








7.50 


James Francis, 








7.50 


Geo. B. Dimond, 








7.50 


Frank L. Sanders, . 








7.50 


Oscar V. Pitman, 








7.50 


Irvin S. Ring, 








7.50 


B. F. Caldwell, 








7.50 


Geo. H. Emery, 








7.50 


C. H. Peacock, 








7.50 


Daniel B. Smith, 








7.50 



$1,357.50 



$217.50 





SALARIES. 






65 


Paid for year ending Jan. 22, 1884 : 






John E. Harden, .... 


$60.00 




Charles H. Clough, . 








60.00 




Albert Saltmarsh, . 








60.00 




Emory N. Shepard, 








75.00 




Oliver Pillsbury, 








60.00 




John C. Thorn, 








60.00 




Edward Dow, . 








60.00 




Henry A. Mann, 








60.00 




John T. Batchelder, 








60.00 




Joseph H. Lane, 








60.00 




Gardner B. Emmons, 








75.00 




John H. Lamprey, . 








60.00 




John W. Powell, 








30.00 




Fales P. Virgin, 








30.00 




Jeremiah Quinn, 








30.00 




James F. Rooney, . 








30.00 




Edward A. Moulton, 








45.00 




Harrison A. Roby, . 








30.00 




Irvin S. Ring, . 








45.00 




Freeborn S. Abbott, 








30.00 




George H. Emery, . 








30.00 




Horace S. Fairbanks, 








30.00 




Leonard W. Bean, . 








30.00 




Daniel B. Smith, 








30.00 








$1,140.00 








$1,357.50 


SALARIES. 






Appropriation for 1883, . 


$5,500.00 




Deficiency brought from transfer acc't, 


493.00 


$5,993.00 






Paid as follows : 






Geo. A. Cummings, mayor, 1882, 


. $83.84 




" " balance as mayor 


20.66 




" " com'r 


of hi 


ffhwa 


ys, 


50.00 





66 



CITT OF CONCORD. 



Edgar H. Woodman, mayor, . 
Edgar H. Woodman, com'r of highways, 
Joseph A. Cochran, city clerk, 
Wra. F. Thayer, treasurer, 
Robert A. Ray, solicitor, 1882, 
" 1883, 
L. L. Mower, clerk council, 1882, . 
" " 1883, . 

Abial Rolfe, assessor Ward 1, . 



John G. Tallant, 
Harrison Partridge, 
Gilbert H. Seavey, 
Curtis White, 
Geo. S. Dennett, 
Jonathan B. Weeks, 



2, 
3, 
4, 
5, 
6, 
7, 



Charles T. Huntoon, collector taxes, 
Caleb P. Little, superintendent city farm, 
John Carter, ovei'seer poor. Ward 1, 1882 
Board of Education, Union District, 
^' District No. 12, 

" " 3, 

" " 20, 

Abial Rolfe, sup't school committee, 

Wm. W. Flint, " " 

Charles E. Staniels, " " 

J. E. Marden, overseer poor. Ward 1, 
C. H. Clough, " " 2, 

Joseph A. Cochran, " Central, 

Selectmen's pay-roll, 7 wards . 
Ward-clerk's 
Moderators' " " 



S500.00 

600.00 

800.00 

250.00 

14.00 

100.00 

12.50 

50.00 

226.50 

99.00 

108.00 

231.00 

157.50 

171.00 

180.00 

1,029.25 

500.00 

6.25 

225.00 

18.00 

18.00 

2700 

56.66 

56.67 

56.67 

25.00 

10.00 

150.00 

105.00 

35.00 

21.00 



$5,993.00 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 



67 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 



Unexpended balance of 1882, 






$75.58 


Appropriation for 1883, .... 


1,500.00 


$1,575.58 


Surplus carried to transfer account. 
Paid as follows : 


653.35 




Republican Press Ass'n, .... $575.92 


Crawford & Stockbridge, 






19.25 


G. H. H. Silsby & Sou, . 






98.12 


C. C. Pearson, 






13.50 


Frank J. Batchelder, 






133.19 


Evans, Sleeper & Woodbury, 






24.75 


Frank G. Edgerly, . 






16.50 


Pearson & Pattee, . 






41.00 











$922.23 



$922.23 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 



Appropriation for 1883, . 
Surplus carried to transfer account, 

Paid as follows : 
John Y. Mugridge, 1882, 
Tappan, Albin, & Shurtleff, 1882, 
Robt. A. Ray, criminal business, 
"Wm. L. Foster, 
Robt. A. Ray, extra services, . 



$700.00 
212.00 



$109.00 

79.00 

200.00 

50.00 

50.00 



$488.00 



$488.00 



68 



CITT OF CONCORD. 



SCHOOLS. 



Unexpended balance of 1882, . 


$12,283.67 


Appropriation for 1883, . 


22,225.00 


Additional in Union district, . 


. 4,360.00 


" '' for music, etc 


., 1,000.00 


" district No. 3, . 


. 425.00 




50.00 


" " " 20, . 


. 350.00 


"Walker school fund, 


60.00 


Literary fund. 


1,299.99 



Balance due school districts, 

Paid as follows : 

Wm. D. Perkins, district No. 1, 

Luther B. Elliott, " 2, 

Omar L. Shepard, 1882, district No. 3, 

Fred A. Eastman, 

Frank H. Currier, 1882, 

Frank H. Currier, 

Franklin J. Emerson, 

John Jordan, 

John E. Baker, 1882, 

Isaac N, Abbott, 

Geo. W. Chesley, 1882, 

Geo. W. Chesley, 

Union school-district, 1882, 

Union school-district, 

A. S. Farnum, 1882, district No. 12, 

A. S. Farnum, 1882, 

Wm. F. Sargent, 1882, 

Wm F. Sargent, 

Lyman A. Hall, 

John T. Tenney, 1882, 

John Potter, 

Geo. T. Abbott, 1882, 



$42,053.66 
. 1,569.15 



. 


$162.00 


. 


136.25 


^0. 3, 


385.60 


3, . 


875.00 


4, 


31.50 


4, 


80.50 


5, 


125.09 


6, 


85.15 


7, 


73.90 


7, 


100.00 


8, 


84.80 


8, 


60.00 




10,666.50 




24,029.75 


12, 


158.05 


12, 


350.00 


13, 


99.30 


13, 


186.00 


14, 


84.85 


15, 


49.77 


15, 


71.50 


18, 


94.45 



),484.51 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



69 



George T. Abbott, district No. 18, 


$145.75 


Esther Buswell, " 18, 


10.25 


Henry Rolfe, 1882, " 20, 


450.95 


Abial W. Rolfe, " 20, 


1,700.00 


Cyrus S, Jenness, " 22, 


104.25 


Linda J. Crowell, 1882, " 24, 


40.35 


H. H. Crowell, " 24, 


43.00 




4^10 iPii 51 




%?'±:V«t:0'x. V A 



SCHOOL-HOUSE TAXES 



Appropriation for school-house debt, 

Union district $7,814.00 

Appropriation for repairs school-house, 

district 18, 60 00 

Appropriation for repairs school-house, 

district 22, 25.00 

Paid as follows : 

John Kimball, Union district, . . $7,814.00 

Giles Wheeler, district No. 18, . . 60.00 

N. P. Richardson, district No. 22, . . 25.00 



$7,899.00 



$7,899.00 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation for 1883, ...... 

Paid as follows : 
Board of Trade building, rent, . . . . . 

Paid by Wm. P. Fiske, Treas. Public Library : 
L. G. Barrett, balance on account, . . $1.00 
F. J. Batchelder, printing, . . . 5.50 



$2,000.00 
$400.00 



70 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Evans & Sleeper, printing, 
G. II. H. Silsby, printing and binding, 
Rep. Press Ass'n, papers and magazines 
F. P. Mace, magazines, . 

C. F. Batchelder, papers and magazines, 
E. C. Eastman, books, 

D. L. Guernsey, books, . 
De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., books, 
George A. Springer, " 
S. A. Carter, agent, " 
Chas. Scribner & Co., " 
D. Appleton & Co., " 
Russell & Henderson, " . 
H. A. Pitman, agent, atlas, 

C. W. Clark, catalogue supplies, 
Lowell Eastman, repairs, 
J. Moore & Sons, door-spring, 
B. H. Couch, lumber and labor, 
P. W. Webster, lumber and labor, 
Geo. Goodhue, plumbing, 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal, 
W. C- Elkins & Co., supplies. 
Concord Gas Co., gas, 
For cleaning rooms. 
Insurance, .... 

D. F. Secomb, salary, 
D. F. Secomb, sundry expenses. 

Amount carried to acc't of Wm. P. Fiske, 
Treasurer Public Library, for the year 
1884, 



$13.50 
153.35 

28.01 

10.25 

58.10 

52.55 

130.15 

45.24 

41.16 

2.10 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

25.00 

51.40 

.60 

4.00 

18.20 

55.37 

6.30 

43.18 

3.00 

80.16 

1.60 

12.50 

600.00 

18.82 



,476.04 



123.96 



$2,000.00 



PENACOOK PARK. 



71 



PENACOOK PARK. 



Appropriation for 1883, 


$1,000.00 


Received for shingles sold, 


1.50 


" use of pavilion. 


30.00 




Si, 031. 50 


Surplus carried to transfer account, 


395.86 


Paid as follows : 




O. L. Shepard, balance 1882, 


$58.32 


" as superintendent, 1882, 


50.00 


Thomas Woodward, awnings, 


21.50 


Thompson & Bethune, supplies. 


1.30 


John Whitaker & Co., lumber. 


84.84 


Holt Brothers, lumber, . 


5.00 


Paid by superintendent: 




0. F. Richardson, clearing snow, . 


$1.50 


" use of horse. 


2.00 


George Partridge, rope, 


.90 


F. J. Coflan, painting pavilion, &c.. 


85.00 


W. H. Kellom, labor, . 


4.50 


James Ryan, " 


4.37 


D. J Carpenter, " 


4.58 


J. D. Knight "... 


33.00 


J. E. Shepard, 


1.50 


W. T. Clough, "... 


35.25 


W. H. Kellora, " 


1.50 


Thompson & Bethune, hardware, . 


7.75 


Eastman & Co., supplies. 


5.32 


Thompson & Bethune, supplies, 


.53 


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


6.55 


W. T. Clough, labor. 


9.35 


Frank Coflan, painting new building, &c. 


85.00 


Daniel Gray, labor. 


6.25 


Archie Clough, " 


10.00 


O. F. Richardson, team. 


3.00 


" labor, 


8.00 


" locks and express, 


1.90 



$635.64 



$220.96 



72 CITT OF CONCORD. 

Partridge & Co., labor, . . . $1.93 

O. F. Richardson, salary, . . . 50.00 

" police service, . . 4o.00 



$414.68 



635.64 



DECORATION DAY. 

Appropriation for 1883, $150.00 

Paid S. N. Ellsworth, . . . $110.00 

J. C. Linehan, .... 30.00 

H. H. Farnum, .... 10.00 



$150.00 



KNIBBS PATENT SUITS. 

Unexpended balance, 1882, . . . $317.46 
Appropriation for 1883, . . . 1,000.00 

Deficiency brought from transfer account, 1,222.22 



$2,539.68 



Paid Robert A. Ray, treasurer, " $2,539,68 



REFURNISHING COUNCIL ROOMS 

Appropriation 1883, . . • . . $900.00 
Received for old furniture sold, . . 42.13 



$942.13 
Surplus carried to transfer account, . 9.92 



$932.21 



PRECINCT. 



73 



Paid as follows : 
George Abbott, Jr., painting, 
J. M. Stewart & Sons, carpets, &c. 
Patten & Heath, furniture, 
George Goodhue, Gas fixtures, 

E. B. Hutchinson, labor, &c., 

F. D. Batchelder, picture cord, &c., 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 



$150.00 

93.56 

603.25 

59.80 

20.19 

3.80 

1.61 



$932.21 



WARD-HOUSE, WARD 7. 



Appropriation 1883, 

Surplus carried to transfer account, 

Paid B. & W. S. Badger, land, 



$2,000.00 
1,525.00 



$475.00 
$475.00 



PRECINCT. 

Balance appropriation 1882, . . . $373.26 

" " sewers, . . 346.63 

Appropriation for lighting streets, . . 2,800.00 

" int. State-house loan, . 2,600.00 

" water for hydrants, . 3,880.00 

" int. on sewer loan, . 1,720.00 

" sewers, . . . 3,000.00 

$14,719.89 

Balance precinct funds unexpended, . 931.99 

Lighting Streets. 

Paid Concord Gas Light Company, gas, $3,007.75 

Nathaniel Tufts, supplies, . . 98.00 

W. S. Davis & Son, repairs, . . 17.90 



$13,787.90 



74 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Paid Clapp & Co., casting, 


$57.41 




Rowell & Co., repairs concrete. 


11.25 




George E. Minot, supplies, 


37.51 


$3,229.82 


Hydrants, 




Paid City Water- Works, 


. 


$3,920.00 


Interest, 






Paid interest on sewer notes, . 


$1,720.00 




interest on state-house loan, . 


2,546.00 


$4,266.00 


Sewers, 




J. H. Rowell, labor pay-rolls, May, 


$83.01 




" " June, 


443.01 




" " July, 


265.88 




" " August, 


505.13 




" " September 


18.25 




Foss &. Merrill, surveying, 1882, . 


24.50 




Thompson & Bethune, sewer-pipe, . 


566.83 




E. B. Hutchinson, lumber. 


24.80 




Samuel Holt, brick. 


160.13 




Wood worth. Dodge & Co., cement, &c. 


75.25 




Foss & Merrill, surveying. 


36.00 




P. Mclntyre, teaming, . 


14.25 




Charles H. Currier, " 


7.00 




Joseph Bussiere, " 


3.50 




A. C. & M. C. Sanborn, powder, 


1.75 




Frank Marden, rubber boots, 


3.50 




Samuel H. Dow, sewer-pipe, &c., . 


137.50 




Oil, express, &c., .... 


1.79 


$2,372.08 




1 




113,787.90 



LIGHTING STREETS — PENACOOK. 

Appropriation for 1883, $300.00 

Paid John C. Linehan, committee, . . . $300.00 



RECAPITULATION . 



75 



RECAPITULATION. 



State tax, 

Count}' tax, 

Interest, . 

City paupers. 

Fire department, 

Highways, 

Incidentals, 

Police and watch. 

Committee service. 

Salaries, . 

Printing and stationery. 

Professional services. 

Schools, 

School-house taxes. 

Public library, . 

Penacook park, 

Decoration day, 

Knibbs patent suits, 

Refurnishing council rooms. 

Ward-house, Ward 7, 

Precincts (including sewers). 

Lighting streets, Penacook, 



^25,376.00 

28,546.75 

8,503.43 

1,334.07 

15,009.23 

24,749.88 

20,705.95 

5,703.74 

1,357.50 

5,993.00 

922.23 

488.00 

40,484.51 

7,899.00 

2,000.00 

635.64 

150.00 

2,539.68 

932.21 

475.00 

13,787.90 

300.00 



-$207,893.72 



If from the total amount there be deducted the 
$10,000 paid on account of schools for 1882, 
and $15,000 paid for extension of Park and 
Capitol streets, ..... 

It will leave as the general running expenses for 
1883, 



$25,000.00 



$182,893.72 



76 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



ACCOUNTS KEPT BY THE CITY CLEKK FOR CONVENIENCE OF REFER- 
ENCE, CUT NOT INVOLVING EXPENSE TO THE CITY. 



TRANSFER ACCOUNT, 

Made up from unexpended balances of appropriations, and 
drawn upon to meet deficiencies in other appropriations. 

Dr. 

For ara't brought from city pauper account, $3,599.37 

incidentals '■'■ 1,213.54 

police and watch account, 518.02 
printing and stationery account, 653.35 

professional service " 212.00 

Penacook park " 395.86 

refurnisiiing council rooms, 9.92 

Ward house, Ward 7, 1,525.00 



Cr. 

By am't carried to fire department, $3,009.23 

highway department, 1,816.28 

committee service, 227.50 

salaries, 493.00 

Knibbs patent suits, 1,222.22 

Balance carried to transfer account, 1884, 1,358.83 







STONE QUARRIES. 




Received of Putney & Nutting, 


$58.54 


Joseph Gray, 


47.27 


Crowley & Quinn, 


36.59 


Geo. W. Waters, . 


25.00 



5,127.06 



i, 127. 06 



Paid Caleb P. Little, superintendent of city farm. 



$167.40 
$167.40 



SUNDRY ACCOUNTS. 



77 



DOC TAX. 


Balance of 1882, .... 


$185.00 


Assessed for 1883, 


201.00 


Paid William Fagan, sheep killed, 


$46.00 


A. S. Farnum, " 


5.00 


Josiah S. Locke, " 


5.00 


J. F. Gile, 


3.50 


James Dodge, " 


15.00 


William B.Tbompson, " 


15.00 


Geo. W. Flauders, " 


8.00 


Balance carried to school fund, 1884 


. 288.50 







$386.00 



$386.00 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Itemized account in the report of the Overseer of the Poor. 

Charged to county of Merrimack, .... $1,891.62 



BOUNTIES. 

Paid sundry persons, 1881, 
" " 1882, . 

Received from state of New Hampshire, 
Balance due from state, . . 



$21.10 
28.80 


$48.50 
1.40 



$49.90 



$49.90 



The books of the city treasurer have been examined and com- 
pared with those of the city clerk, by the Committee on Finance, 
and all the accounts are found to be correctly kept, with proper 
vouchers on file for all payments. All the bills allowed by the 
Committee on Accounts and Claims have been paid, and no 
claims against the city which the city would be liable to pay are 
known to remain outstanding, with the exception of those men- 
tioned under the heading of unfunded debts ; and the balance 



78 CITY OF CONCORD. 

in the hands of the treasurer is twelve thousand one hundred 
and one dollars and thirty- cents ($12,101.30). 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
OLIVER PILLSBURY, 
JOHN H. LAMPREY, 
HORACE S. FAIRBANKS, 
HARRISON A. ROBY, 

Committee on Finance, 



DEPARTMENT REPORTS. 



CITY WATER-WORKS. 



REPORT OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

To the City Council: 

The Board of Water Commissioners submit their Twelfth An- 
nual Report for the year ending December 31, 1883 : 



RECEIPTS. 

For water rates, including the amount 
received from the city precinct for 

hydrants, $27,692.27 

extra from delinquents, . . 33.48 

use of meters, .... 28.35 

rent of Cooledge house, . . 100 00 

rent of Cooledge land, . . . 10.00 

rent of stable at the dam, . . 30.00 

rent of kit factory, . . . 392.00 

Deduct abatements, ...... 



i,286.10 
30.62 



^255.48 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid V.C. Hastings, superintendent, . $1,200.00 

Edwin Burns, labor, . . . 585.00 

Nathaniel White, Jr., rent, . . 300.00 
Geo. H. H. Silsby & Son, printing 

and postal cards, . . . 56.25 

Evans & Sleeper, printing, . . 3.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, . 19.58 
6 



82 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Paid Ranlet & Marsh, coal, . . $24.50 
Kobertson, Rowell & Co., coal and 

wood, 20.00 

Telephone Exchange, . . . 108.00 
Pay-roll for labor, . . . 760.27 
O. F. Richardson, labor, . . 12.00 
Moses Humphrey, labor, . . 34.. 55 
Geo. Goodhue, pipe and supplies, 137.92 
R. Pattee, hydrants, . . . 76.00 
C. E. Kimball, tools, . . . 6.60 
Dalton & Ingersoll, tools, . . 13.10 
Ludlow Valve Mfg. Co., . . 253.72 
R. D. Wood & Co., hydrant valves, 26.25 
National Meter Co., meters, . 53.13 
Ford & Kimball, castings, . . 3.86 
Connell & Savory, painting, . 5.58 
Frank Coffin, cement, . . . 18.30 
Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 12.40 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hard- 
ware, ..... 25.75 
Thompson & Bethune, hardware 

and drain-pipe, . . . 32.16 

Gust Walker, hardware, . . 6.85 

L. R. Roberts, blacksmith work, . 11.85 
Wm. S. Davis & Son, blacksmith 

work, ..... 1.85 

John A. White, machine work, . 2.00 

Stephen Sewell, trucking, . . 17.60 

Geo. L. Theobald, trucking, . 37.10 

Ordway & Ferrin, brick and labor, 13.50 

J. H. Rowell, concrete work, . 2.00 

Batchelder & Co., oil, . . 4.25 

Holt Bros., lumber, . . . 17.40 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber and labor, 67.49 

Clark & Marden, rubber boots, . 6.50 

C H. Martin & Co., paints, . 11.16 
Stevens & Duncklee, furnace and 

supplies, 220.50 

Woodbridge Odlin, auditor, . 5.00 



CITY WATER-WOKKS. 83 

Paid M. B. Edson, charts, . . . $5.00 
F. D. Batchelder, frame for plan, 32.00 
Foss & Merrill, plan, . . . 35.75 
Staniels, Allison & Co., insurance, 15.00 
Morrill & Danforth, insurance, . 10.00 
L. B. Blauchard, water-tax refund- 
ed, 8.16 

Goodhue & Bernie, cement and la- 
bor, 116.00 

Davis & Farnum Mfg. Co., iron 

pipe, ..... 1,065.80 

Concord Railroad, freight, . . 40.85 

Geo L. Damon, exchange of safe, 450.00 

Incidentals, . . . . 70.73 

Total expenses, . . . $6,062.26 



Net income for the year, .... $22,193.22 

Add balance on hand at the close of the year 1882, 

as per last report, page 10, .... 627.19 



Deduct amount required to pay the in- 
terest on the water-works bonds, viz., 
$350,000 a 6%, . . . $21,000.00 

43,000 a 4%, . . . 1,720.00 



t, 820. 41 



$22,720.00 



Leaving a net balance over the expense, for care, 
maintenance, extensions, improvements, and in- 
terest, of $100.41' 



The expenses are divided as follows 

For care and maintenance, . 

new main and distribution pipe, 
new service pipes. 

Total, .... 



^2,875.32 

2,288.76 

898.18 



;,062.26 



♦The difference between this balance anil the Treasurer's balance, as shown on page 
8, arises from the fact that some of the coupons have not been presented for payment. 



84 CITY OF CONCORD. 

EXTENSIONS AND IJIPROVEMENTS. 

In accordance with the agreeinent made with the Concord 
Manufacturing Co., December 1, 1882, the meters and meter 
house, situate near the dam, were to be removed, and the new 
18-inch main pipe connected with the second 16-inch pipe 
through the dam. This has been done the past year. The dis- 
tance is 221 feet. 

Persons owning property east of Main street, on and near 
Free Bridge road, have heretofore been supplied through a pipe 
of one inch in diameter. The new buildings and improvements 
recently made by Mr. Samuel H. Dow, the better protection of 
property east of the railroad tracks, including the wooden Free 
Bridge, made it necessary to substitute a 6-inch cast-iron pipe 
for the pipe formerly used. 

This change has been made, and an additional h^'drant set at 
the extreme east end. The Northern Railroad have set three 
new hydrants on this line of pipe, for the better protection of 
their property. 

A new 6-inch pipe has been laid in Freight street, east from 
Main, a distance of 285 feet, to supply the Coucord Railroad 
and persons owning property on that street. 

A new hydrant has been set near the store of Smith & 
Walker, on Depot street. 

There has been laid and set during the year, — 

221 feet 18-inch main pipe. 

1,406 feet 6-inch distribution pipe. 

32 feet 4-inch distribution pipe. 

550 feet 1-inch distribution pipe. 

431 feet f-inch distribution pipe. 

887 feet f-inch service pipe. 

14 feet 2-inch service pipe. 

27 feet 4-inch service pipe. 

1 public hydrant on Free Bridge street. 

1 public hydrant on Depot street. 

1 blow-off gate on Free Bridge street. 

1 blow-off gate on North State street. 

1 blow-off gate on Pleasant street. 

1 blow-off gate on Turnpike street. 



CITY WATEK-WORKS. 



85 



I 18-inch gate, set near the dtun. 

II 6-inch gates, set near the dam. 
6 4-inch gates, set near the dam. 

The cost of the above described extensions and improvements 
is inchided in the foregoing statement. 

The safe in the superintendent's office, being too small and 
insecure, has been exchanged for a larger one, at the expense of 
$450. 

The following table shows the height of the water at the dam 
on the first day of each month : 



January, 


17G.40 


July, . 


177.80 


February, 


175.80 


August, 


177.40 


March, 


175.45 


September, . 


176.40 


April, . 


175.40 


October, 


175.60 


May, 


178.10 


November, . 


175.30 


June, 


178.20 


December, 


175.00 



The lowest point reached was December 1, being 175.00, and 
the highest, May 24, 178.30; mean height, 176.40, being 2^^%- 
feet lower than during the year 1882. 

For the past eleven years the average height of the water in 
each year has been as follows : 



1873, 
1874, 
1875, 
1876, 
1877, 
1878, 



Mean height for eleven years, 177.90. 

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



175.86 


1879, . 


179.74 


179.50 


1880, . 


175.31 


180.00 


1881, . 


174.70 


180.28 


1882, . 


179.15 


176.46 


1883, . 


176.40 


179.50 







For the year ending January 31, 1874, 
For fifteen months ending April 1, 1875, 
For the year ending April 1, 1876, 
For the j-ear ending April 1, 1877, 



$4,431.10 
17,535.00 
16,921.24 
19,001.07 



86 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



For the year ending April 1, 1878, 
For the year ending April 1, 1871), 
For the year ending April 1, 1880, 
For the year ending April 1, 1881, 
For nine months ending January 1, 1882, 
For the year ending January 1, 1883, 
For the year ending January 1, 1884, 

Total receipts for eleven years. 



$20,763.03 
21,869.86 
22,451.53 
26,744.58 
25,534.01 
27,243.06 
28,255.48 

$230,749.96 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES L. MASON, 

JAMES R. HILL, 

SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, 

LUTHER P. DURGIN, 

JOHN KIMBALL, 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, ex-officio, 

Commissioners. 



CITY WATER- WORKS. 



87 



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



30-incli 


main, 


1,950 feet 


18-inch 


(( 


• • • 


. 11,681 " 


16-iiich 


u 


• • « 


151 " 


14-iiich 


u 


. 


. 13 381 " 


14-inch 


disti 


•ibution, 


3,704 " 


12-inch 






4,912 " 


10-inch 






3,034 " 


8-inch 






8,C67 " 


6-inch 






. 42,308 " 


4-inch 






. 46,027 " 


linch 






. 13,648 " 


f-inch 






. 10,658 « 



Total, . . . 160,121 " 
— equal to 30.32 miles. 

1,807 service pipes, or 40,318 feet ; 102 public hydrants ; 22 
private liydrants; 191 stop-gates. 

Water is now supplied for the following uses: 

2176 funilies, 
194 bath-tubs, 
604 water-closets, 
414 wash-basins, 
50 urinals, 



568 yard hydrants, 

102 tire hydrants, 
22 private fire hydrants, 
82 lieating apparatus, 

4 hotels, 

3 greenhouses, 
10 fountains, 

9 churches, 

6 school-houses, 
1 state-house, 

1 state prison, 

7 livery stables, 
525 horses, 

132 cattle, 

1 Odd Fellows' hall, 
1 Masonic hall, 

5 city buildings, 
78 offices, 

4 banks, 

1 post-office, 



106 stores, 

3 railroads, 

1 gas-works, 
25 stationary engines, 

2 book binderies, 

5 piinting establishments, 
1 organ manufactory, 

4 carriage manufactories, 
1 soap manufactory, 

7 public watering-troughs, 

5 photographers, 

3 ibundiies, 
1 tarmery, 

1 bakery, 

4 eating-houses, 

23 mechanics' shops, 
9 barber shops, 

8 saloons, 
Ijail, 

4 cemeteries, 
4 street sprinklers, 
1 drinking fountain, 
1 brick-yard, 
11 water motors. 



88 CITY OF CONCORD. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

William F. Tii.vver, Treasurei', 

In account with Concord "Watkr- Works. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance cash on lumd, Jan 1, 1883, . $882.11) 
Income of Water-A¥orks, . . . 28,255.48 

Interest on Water- Works bonds on liand, 80.00 

$29,217.67 

EXPENDITURES. 

Interest on Water- Works bonds, . . $22,484.00 

Maintenance and extension, . . . 0,062.26 

Balance cash on hand, .... 671.41 

$29,217.67 

Jan. 1, 1884. Balance cash on hand, . . . $671.41 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 

Examined b}' the Committee on Finance, and found correct. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
OLIVER PILLSBURY, 

JOHN H. lamprf:y, 

HORACE S. FAIRBANKS, 
HARRISON A. ROBY, 

Committee on Finance. 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OVEPvSEER OF THE POOR 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DEC. 31, 1883. 



To the City Council : 

Gentlemen : The undersigned herewith submits the sixteenth 
annual report of expenditures for the poor, including Wards 1 
and 2, exclusive of aid rendered at the almshouse, for the year 
ending December 31, 1883, as follows: 

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



Nathaniel K. Emery, 








$40.80 


Jeremiah Quimby, . 








13.50 


Morris Lamprey, 








55.52 


Sidney J. Glover, 








7.71 


James Gunn, . 








85.00 


Mrs. D. A hern, 








23.55 


L. C. Taylor, . 








3.25 


Mrs. Z. C. Arlin, 








3.25 


John Higgins, 








6.50 


Mrs. R. Rushlow, . 








1G.50 


" L. Welch, 








7.15 


" Ozra Kimball, 








6.50 


Philip Went worth, . 








12.00 


Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, . 








38.00 


J. Everett Hutchins, 








22.00 


John B. Baker, 








6.00 



90 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Mrs. A. Lamprey, .... 


$4.00 


E. B. Clisby, . . . . 


3G.00 


Caroline M. Edmunds, 


90.00 


Harry Heath (State Industrial tSehool), 


49.07 


Thomas Rainey, .... 


37.47 


Mrs. F. r. Lear, .... 


16.00 


" Joliu Williams, 


17.00 


" J. K. Page 


66.38 


George lilanchard (child) , 


54.88 


Families and persons aided having a settle- 


ment in other towns in the state : 




Charles W. Foster, .... 


$10.00 


Charles H. Johnson, 


40.78 



Paid the N. H. Asylum for the Insane as 
follows : 

For board and expenses of Ellen M. Sum- 
mers $161.78 

For board and expenses of John W. Cotter, 141.09 

" " " Samuel Lurvey, 179.51 



Cr. 

Received of the town of Wilton, aid to 

Charles W. Foster, .... $10.00 

Received of the town of Weare, aid to 

Charles H. Johnson, . . . 40.78 



$718.03 



$50.78 



$482.38 
1,251.19 







<ifJ\J. 1 u 


Amount expended for city paupers, . 


$1,200.41 


COUNTY PAUPERS. 






Mrs. Callahan McCarty, .... 


$6.00 




Orlando J. IVIorrill, 


12.50 




James C. Rowe, ..... 


5.00 




John K. Lang, ..... 


16.00 




Albert Mason, ..... 


6.50 





OVERSEER OF THE POOR. 



91 



R. T. Orr, 








. . $7.00 


William H. Eclson, . 








25.50 


Mrs. Esther Phillips, 








6.50 


Harriet E. Perkins, . 








25.00 


Augustus Martel, 








3.50 


Ellen Summers, 








9.70 


James Gunn, . 








30.50 


John B. Carter, 








6.25 


Z. C. Arlin, . 








6.25 


Ellen Gearry, . 








5.68 


Henry Bushway, 








6.00 


Elizabeth Clary, 








12.50 


Timothy Malony, 








6.50 


Mrs. D. R. Tandy, . 








12.00 


Mrs. John F. Brown, 








16.25 


Nancy J. Guild, 








18.63 


James Ladue, 








4.00 


B. G. Tucker, 








7.25 


Alice Tyner, 








30.00 


Smith Sargent, 








9.25 


Kate Bresnahan, 








26.89 


Benjamin Rogers, . 








24.00 


Sarah A. Dudley, . 








105.00 


Martha H. Allen, . 








39.00 


Mrs. Cordelia Patterson, 








3.00 


Samuel Floyd, 








2.00 


Mrs. R. C. Welch, . 








3.25 


Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, 








10.70 


John Welcome 








5.00 


George N. Ash, 








7.00 


A. Smith, 








12.00 


Edward R. Stevens, 








6.75 


Mrs. Mary Storin, . 








22.25 


Harriet Ash, . 








37.00 


Mrs. Malvina Coty, . 








3.00 


George W. Foote, . 








20.00 


Moses French, 








8.00 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 








96.00 


Mrs. Robert Smith, . 








44.38 



92 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Mary A. Taggart, . 






$65.50 


Mary Lee, 






16.00 


Thomas Much, 






9.67 


George C. Beckett . 






38.00 


Nancy Pearson, 






. 113.37 


N. K. Emery, . 






10.70 


John Paine, 






73.68 


Mrs. P. Desmond, . 






54.00 


Mrs. Michael Martin, 






123.55 


W. H. Towle, . 






48.00 


E. B. Clisby, . 






13.30 


Caroline M. Edmunds, 






40.00 


Mrs. John Williams, 






7.00 


Mrs. J. K. Page, 






31.12 


George Blanchard (child). 






31.40 


Joseph Hurd, . 






15.42 


George Thompson, . 






. 8.00 


"William B. Thompson, 






64.33 


Aid to transient individuals, 






93.05 



Amount paid for county paupers off the farm. 
Four persons chargeable to the county have 
been supported wholly or in part at the 
city almshouse at the expense of 

Total amount paid by the city for support of 

county paupers for the year, 
Total amount paid on city pauper account. 

Total paid on pauper account for the year. 
Amount paid for medical attendance, includ- 
ing Wards One and Two, . 
Chargeable to the city, .... 
" " county, 

Whole number of persons aided, 
Number having a settlement in the city, . 
" " " " county, 

Transient persons aided. 



,625.57 



$278.05 



• 


$1,903.62 
1,200.41 


$51.00 
134.50 


$3,104.03 
$185.50 

$185.50 
213 

213 


. 37 

. 137 
. 39 



OVERSEER OF POOR. 93 

It will be noticed that several names appear in both city and 
county lists. This is in consequence of the new law in relation 
to settlements, passed at the last session of the legislature, the 
same taking effect September 13, 1883, making it necessary to 
charge a portion of the year into each account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

Overseer of the Poor. 



EEPORT 

OF THB 

COMMITTEE ON CITY FARM. 



To the City Council : 

The Joint Standing Committee on City Farm report, that in 
assuming the duties of the position they made a careful exam- 
ination of the condition of things at the farm at the outset, and 
arranged for the change in superintendents consequent upon the 
election of Mr. Caleb P. Little to that place. 

The committee was unable to make a satisfactory settlement 
with Mr. L. L. Farwell, the retiring superintendent, as he 
claimed that about $1,100 was still due him for services in con- 
nection with the farm. From the published reports, the com- 
mittee was unable to determine that any such amount was due 
him, there being but $183.83 reported as due December 31, 1882. 
The books in use at the farm for several years past were 
claimed by Mr. Farwell to be his private property, and upon 
his removal he took and has retained possession of them, al- 
though the committee has been allowed access to them for the 
purposes of examination. It is understood that his account has 
been left with an attorney for settlement, but no suit has yet 
been brought, and negotiations are still pending, with a possi- 
bility of adjustment upon an equitable basis. 

The operations for the current year have been conducted by 
Mr. Little, the superintendent, to the entire satisfaction of the 
committee, and his zeal in behalf of the interests of the city de- 
serves high commendation. Four county paupers have been 
supported at the farm, and two city paupers, up to September 



96 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



13, when the change in the law of settlements went into effect, 
making the two city paupers mentioned a charge upon the 
county. This left no city paupers to be supported at the farm, 
and the committee, after thorough investigation, became satis- 
fied that the city farm could not longer be retained as a benefit to 
the city. 

The buildings were much in need of repair, and to make them 
respectable for the purposes of continuing the city farm would 
require a considerable outlay, or a larger outlay for the erection 
of neiv buildings. 

It did not seem judicious to tax the citizens for either of 
those purposes, unless there should be a sufficient number of 
city paupers to be supported at the farm to warrant it ; and there 
being none at this time, the committee were unanimously of the 
opinion that it was a useless expense to continue it, the pub- 
lished reports showing that the expenses above receipts, for the 
year 1879, amounted to $513.68, for the year 1880 to the sum of 
$121, for the year 1881 to the sum of $729.58, and for the year 
1882 to the sura of $536.68, making an average expense of 
about $500 per year for the past four years, without considering 
the interest upon the investment. During the present year the 
excess of expenditures over receipts amounts to $501.33. This 
should be subject, however, to a reduction of $94.93, being the 
amount of increase in live stock, hay and grain, and provisions, 
sold at auction, over the inventory of those articles then on 
band, as taken by the committee February 17, 1883, but not in- 
cluding the horses, on which a loss of $161 from cost was sus- 
tained by reason of the unaccountable lameness which has 
affected one of them for more than a year past. 

The operations for the year ending December 31, 1883, are as 
follows : 





RECEIPTS. 




From provisions, . 




$41.57 


labor, . 




368.53 


dairy, . 




341.74 


hay and grain, 




79.00 


live stock. 




600.50 


expense account, . 




31.88 



CITY FARM. 



97 



From boarding, .... 
clothing and bedding, . 


. $350.20 
1.46 


stone quarries, 


167.40 


EXPENDITURES. 




For provisions, .... 


. $427.53 


labor, including superintendent's sal- 




ary, 


979.34 


expense, .... 


89.70 


live stock, .... 


521.30 


hay and grain, 


180.09 


clothing, bedding, and furniture, 


123.40 


farming tools. 


34.65 


repairs and improvements, 
dairy, 


111.55 
16.05 



$1,982.28 



!,483.61 



Expended more than received, 



$501.33 



The farm and personal property were sold at auction Decem- 
ber 21, 1883, agreeably to a resolution passed b^' the city coun- 
cil in November, authorizing the committee to make such sale. 
That portion of the farm east of the highway was bid off at the 
auction by Harrison Partridge for the sum of $5,000, and there 
still remains of the farm, the pasture containing the quarries and 
the timber lot adjoining the park, which are valued at about 
$3,000. The total sales of personal property at auction aggre- 
gate about $1,700. It is impossible at this time to give the ex- 
act figures, as portions of the potatoes and grain have not yet 
been measured and removed. A complete list of all the articles 
sold, with the prices paid, and the names of the purchasei'S, has 
been filed in the office of the city clerk for reference. 

It is believed that there will be no immediate need of purchas- 
ing another farm, as it is found that small sums used for outside 
aid, will generally enable the poor to meet their present necessities, 
and thus prevent their becoming permanent charges to the city. 
This course is more agreeable to people in needy circumstances, 
as it enables them to retain their self-respect, and it does not 
destroy their ambition to help themselves. 
7 



98 CITY OF CONCORD. 

The committee would recommend the continuance of the 
" Committee on City Farm " as one of the joint standing com- 
mittees of the city council, to care for the remaining real estate, 
and to consider the question of another city farm should future 
circumstances seem to require. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
ALBERT SALTMARSH, 
GARDNER B. EMMONS, 
DANIEL B. SMITH, 
JEREMIAH QUINN, 

Committee. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



EEPORT 

OF THE 

CITY REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS 

FOR THE YEAR 1883. 



To the City Council : 

Gentlemen : The Revised Ordinances of the city, Chapter 
XV, making the city clerk the 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 following result : 



Whole number of births for 1883, . 








261 


Still-births, not included in above, 








21 


Males, 








121 


Females, 


. 




. 




140 


Born in Ward 1, . 










43 


2, . . 










8 


- 3, . . 










11 


" 4, . . 










77 


" 5, . . 










32 


" 6, . . 










59 


7, . . 










31 


Born in month of January, 










13 


" " February, 










23 


" " March, 










24 


" " April, 










28 


" " May, 










18 



100 



CITr OF CONCORD. 



Born in mor 


th of June, 


19 






July, 


21 






August, 


27 






September, 


18 






October, . 


21 






November, 


31 






December, 


18 


Total, 






261 



NATIONALITY OF PARENTS. 



Fathers born in United States, 


. 183 


Natives of Concord, .... 


14 


Foreign born, ..... 


78 


Mothers born in United States, 


178 


Natives of Concord, .... 


50 


Foreign born, ..... 


83 


MARRIAGES. 





Number of intentions of marriage recorded for the year, 

being 11 more than in 1882. 
(Number of marriages cannot be given, as the returns are 

incomplete.) 

DEATHS. 



162 



Whole number of deaths reported for the year 
ferent wards of the city, 
Males, . 
Females, 
Died in Ward 1, 
2, 
3, 
4, 
5, 
6, 
7, 
Died in January, 
" February, 
" March, 



in the dif- 



206 
97 

109 
18 
5 
13 
51 
48 
42 
29 
22 
26 
23 



101 



Died in April, 

" May, 

" June, 

" July, 

" August, 

" September, 

" October, . 

" November, 

" December, 

Ages — Under 5 years, 

Between 5 and 20, 

" 20 and 30, 

" 30 and 40, 

" 40 and 50, 

" 50 and 60, 

" 60 and 70, 

" 70 and 80, 
Over 80 years, 

Deaths in public institutions in addition to above . 

New Hampshire Asylum for Insane, 

State prison, ........ 

City almsiiouse, ....... 

Total number of deaths, not including still-born, 

Where buried. 

The remains of 70 were carried out of the city for burial, 
and 39 were brought to the city for the same purpose, 
making the whole number of interments, including 
still-born, ......... 

as follows : 

Blossom Hill cemetery, . 

Old cemetery, .... 

Woodlawn cemetery. 

Calvary (R. C.) cemetery. 

Pine Grove cemetery (East Concord) 

"West Concord cemetery, 

Millville cemeterv, 



15 
23 
15 
10 
11 
16 
13 
18 
14 

47 
29 
15 
14 
10 
21 
21 
26 
23 



23 

3 

1 

233 



223 

102 

22 

21 

39 

5 

7 

7 



102 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Horse Hill cemetery, 

Soueook cemetery, 

Minot enclosure, .... 

Receiving tomb, .... 

Unknown, ..... 

Occupation. 

The occupations of the deceased were as follow^s 
Banker, artist, manufacturer, dentist, undertaker. 



keeper, saloon-keeper 
Clerks, . 
Students, 
Merchants, . 
Farmers, 
Laborers, 
Mechanics, . 
Housekeepers, 
Physicians, . 
Book-keepers, 
Not stated, . 

Of the total number 
the United States, of w 
and 27 foreign born. 



1 each. 



hotel- 



7 
3 
9 
3 

12 
12 
19 
45 
2 
2 
92 



of deaths, 179 were of persons born in 
ch number 75 were natives of Concord, 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 
Class 1 — Zymotic Diseases — Order I. 



Cholera Infantum, . . 4 

Croup, . . . . 2 

Croup, Diphtheretic, . 5 

Diphtheria, . . .5 

Dysentery, . . .1 

Class 2 — Constitutional Diseases — Order I 



Fever, Typho Malarial, 
Fever, Typhoid, 

Meningitis, 
Scarlatina, 



Cancer, 



of Face, 
of Kidney, 



2 Cancer of Rectum, 

1 " Scirrhus, 

2 "of Uterus, 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 



103 



Gangrene, . . .1 Purpura Hemorrhagia, 

Malignant Disease of Orbit, 1 Syphilis Congenital, . 
Malignant Ulcer of Throat, 1 Rheumatism, Chronic, 

Order II — Septic. 
Blood Poison, . . .1 

Order III — Tubercular Diseases. 
Consumption, . . .20 Hydrocephalus, 

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

Apoplexy, . . .10 Convulsions, 

Brain Congestion, . . 4 Hemiplegia, 

'•' Chronic Disease, . 1 Paralysis, .... 

" Compression, . . 1 

Order II — Circulatory System. 

Angina Pectoris, . . 3 Heart, Hypertrophy, 

Heart Disease, . . .6 Embolism, 

" Valvular Disease, . 12 Neuralgia of Heart, . 

" Atrophy, . . 1 

Order III — Respiratory System. 



Bronchitis, Chronic, . 
" Capillary, 
Lungs, Congestion of. 



4 Pneumonia, 
2 Pleurisy, . 
1 



13 
1 



Order IV — Digestive System. 



Disease of Liver, 
Diarrhoea, 
Hemorrhage, Intestinal, 



3 Peritonitis, . . . 1 

1 Stricture of Intestine, . 1 

1 



Bright's Disease, 
Diabetes, . 



Order V — Urinary System. 

. 4 Nephritis, 
. 1 



104 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Class 4 — Developmental Diskases — Order I — Children. 



Complicated Labor, . 
Imperfect Development, 
Premature Births, 



1 Spina Bifida, 
4 Still-births, 
4 



Anemia, . 

Asthenia, 

Exhaustion, 



Old Age, 



Uterine Tumor, 



Order II — Nutritive Diseases. 

1 Inanition, 
. 3 Marasmus, 
. 1 

Order III — Old People. 

. 19 
Order IV — Women. 

. 1 Child-bed, 
Class 5 — Violence. 



1 
21 



Accident, overdose of opium, 1 Accident, fracture of skull, 1 



" drowned, 
" falling of tree, 
" thrown from car- 
riage. 



2 Not stated, 
1 Suicide, 



Class 6. 



2 Tumor, 

1 "of Abdomen, 

1 Unknown, . 



Abscess of Abdomen, 
Cerebral Hemorrhage, 
Dropsy, . 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Registrar. 



REPORT OF THE CITY PIIYSICIA]^. 



To the City Council : 

I have the honor to submit the following report for the year 
1883: 

Total number of professional visits at almshouse, . . 28 

Visits to those aided by overseer of poor not at almshouse, 97 

Cases of midwifery, ....... 1 

Prescriptions at office, ....... 21 

The overseer of the poor has rendered assistance to 213 dif- 
ferent individuals during the year. Of that number only 27 
have received medical or surgical aid from me, showing that the 
very class that we would naturally expect the most sickness 
from have been remarkably exempt. My visits have been less 
in number to this class than in any previous year. I have also 
removed two persons to the hospital for the insane. 

ALMSHOUSE. 

There were only eight inmates at the almshouse proper, though 
eight additional persons were there, sentenced to the house of 
correction for different periods during the year General good 
health prevailed among all. Only the ailments incident to old 
age and enfeebled constitutions occurred. 

One death took place during the year, that of a man much 
broken down and of weak mind. w4io committed suicide by hang- 
ing. 

In February a change in the management of the house and 
farm occurred. The new superintendent and his wife, the 
matron, soon made themselves acquainted with the needs of 
those in their charge, and, so far as I was able to learn, all were 



106 CITY OF CONCORD. 

well cared for, and very general satisfaction was given. The 
legislature, at its last session, enacted a law which made every 
indigent person a county charge who had not acquired a town 
settlement since the year 1870. 

The wisdom of thus making a certain class of paupers by 
wholesale I do not propose to discuss. We had to abide by the 
result. This left us without a single city pauper at our alms- 
house. All were removed to the county farm December 11, 
1883. My time of service at this institution lacked three weeks 
of being one year. 

GEORGE COOK, m. d., 

City Physician. 
Concord, N. H., Jan. 8, 1884. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the City Council: 

Fourteen complaints have come to ns in form during the year 
1883. The nature of them was, — 

Drains opening on top of ground, .... 3 

Uncleansed privy vaults, ...... 9 

Filthy hog-pens, ....... 2 

We do not include in the above a large number of verbal com- 
plaints that have been made to individual members of the board. 
In almost every case the nuisance has been abated upon our 
recommendation, and only in one or two complaints has it been 
necessary to serve a formal notice upon the parties. 



During the past year a little more than $2,000 has been spent 
in extending and making necessary changes upon our sewers, — 
thus adding so much to their property value, and, as we believe, 
much more than can be expressed in dollars and cents to the 
comfort, convenience, and good health of the people. We now 
have about $100,000 invested in sewers. On business princi- 
ples alone it were wise that they should have watchful and 
intelligent supervision. Our sewers were constructed for the 
two-fold purpose of carrying away surface-water, and for the 
removal of polluted water from our dwellings. It will be 
readily seen that sewers which are large enough to carry off sur- 
face-water, must be too large for sewage alone. Hence, in sea- 
sons when the rain-fall is small, in short sewers where the grade 
is but little, deposits will take place which very soon undergo 



108 CITY OF CONCORD. 

decomposition, generating gases offensive and dangerous. The 
result is, these gases are either forced back into the houses or 
out of the catch-basins. Polluted water is not dangerous if car- 
ried away before decomposition begins. If all such sewers could 
be flushed and well ventilated the evil might be very largely 
averted. 

Two years ago we suggested, as our plan for ventilation, that 
perforated covers be placed upon the man-holes, and that the 
traps be removed from all the catch-basins ; also, that every 
soil-pipe which is connected with the sewer be so arranged 
as to act as a ventilator. If this is done, the little that is 
dangerous which could find an exit from each place of escape 
would be so changed by being mingled with the surrounding at- 
mosphere that no harm could come from it. 

WATER SUPPLY. 

We are fortunate in having an abundance of pure water. 
Nearly seven eighths of all the families in the water district are 
dependent solely upon a common source, as very few wells are 
now in use in the compact part of the city. Whatever, then, tends 
to render our water impure must produce its results upon a very 
large share of our population. This fact should cause us to 
guard with jealous care all the surroundings of our water supply. 

VITAL STATISTICS. 

The tables furnished by the registrar show the total of deaths 
among residents for 1883 to be 207 — population 14,000 ; — death- 
rate per thousand, 14.7-|-. We include the single death at the 
almshouse, but not the deaths of inmates at the other public in- 
stitutions, as such are not a part of our population. The still- 
births are simply enumerated. If they were included, the whole 
number of deaths would be increased to 228, making the death- 
rate 16.3-f-, which is still a good showing. Among the causes of 
death we find only 25 included in Class I, Order 1, Zymotic dis- 
eases. This class shows that deaths from diarrheal diseases 
were very few. In Order III we learn that even consumption 
has had but 20 victims, while in 1882 there were 38. In the 
other classes no marked change from previous years is notice- 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH. 109 

able. Our ordinance requiring permits for burial is strictly en- 
forced, and we are sure that the number of deaths is correct. 

The whole number of living births was 2G1, which is 11 less 
than for the year 1882. It is quite possible that births do oc- 
cur which are never returned to the registrar : their number 
must be very small, however, for our people have come to un- 
derstand that all such must be reported, and have given infor- 
mation, we know, in some cases where no physician was in 
attendance. 

As law-abiding citizens it may not be a great thing for physi- 
cians to obey so strictly and promptly our registration ordinance, 
which is now a statute law ; still we cannot help saying it is 
something to be justly proud of, and to our mind is evidence of 
the high professional status of the medical men of this city. 
Our records would be more valuable if physicians would be a lit- 
tle more particular to place the name of the child in the birth 
certificate. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CONNELL, 
GEORGE COOK, 
ALFRED E. EMERY, 

Board of Health. 
Concord, N. H., Jan. 12, 1884. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



OF THE 

COMMISSIOI^ER OF HIGHWAYS. 



To the City Council: 

The operations of the Street Department for the year 1883 
have included the disbursement of $24,749.88 in payment of 
the expenses incurred in cariug for the streets and highways 
throughout the city. This is an apparent excess over last year 
of $355.40, but is not an actual excess, because the payment of 
$400 for the use of water for street sprinkling purposes has not 
before this been included in the highway account. There was also 
reported among the outstanding claims of last year as "high- 
way bills unpaid " the sum of $300, which claims have been met, 
as well as other bills which had been overlooked, from the funds 
of the current year. The details of the payments made will be 
found in the list of city expenses under the heading of " High- 
ways." 

So far as possible the details of payments have been arranged 
so as to indicate the expenses of repairs in each section of the 
city, for the information of residents in those localities. In the 
Central District the payments are subdivided, for the purpose 
of showing the amounts paid out for each of the more important 
items of expense in this department. 

No attempt has been made, however, to divide the labor pay- 
rolls among the different subjects referred to, as no arrange- 
ment has heretofore existed for recording any division of the 
time. If the beginning made, in rearranging the expenses under 
their appropriate heads, should meet the approval of the citi- 
zens, it can be continued and perfected with the advantages 
of experience. The amounts paid out for what is known as 



112 CITY OF CONCORD. 

"patching" the streets have been comparatively small; — the 
policy pursued has been in all cases to make a durable and 
permanent roadway, which would not require frequent and re- 
peated repairs. The commissioner has examined with care 
every highway within the limits of the city, and has laid out 
such work as the needs of each particular locality seemed to 
require, subject always to the amounts available from the ap- 
propriation. 

Early in the spring one of the Peunock road machines was pro- 
cured, which was kept in constant service during the entire sea- 
son. This has been in charge of Mr. Geo. W. Chesley, with four 
horses and from three to five assistants, and has been managed 
with such skill and good judgment as to prove of material 
benefit in the care of the country roads in the Central District. 
"With its aid many miles of road have been " turiipiked," 
making a smoother and more uniform road-bed than has been 
possible by other methods. Most of the roads leading westerly 
and southerly from Millville have been rebuilt or repaired by its 
use, and in some sections its operations have been very ex- 
tended. The entire road, from Loudon line to the school-house 
near " Break-o'day," has been turnpiked with it; and other 
places, on the Bog road, Silver Hill, Prospect Hill, and the 
Plains, have been much improved. 

The building for the stone-crusher was taken down and re- 
erected upon land of Moses H. Bradley, near the Blossom Hill 
cemetery. The foundations have been laid in a substantial 
manner, and the working of the engine and stone-crusher in the 
new location has been highly satisfactory. The great saving 
made in the cartage of macadamizing material has already been 
made apparent. 

The stone, which was broken ready for the crusher in the old 
location, was crushed and used upon the Main street of West 
Concord village, and upon the West Concord road near Benja- 
min Farnum's. 

After the removal, sufficient stone was crushed for the mac- 
adamizing of Pleasant street from Main to State street, and 
for continuing the macadamizing of State street from School 
to Centre street. In all, there was macadamized about 1100 
feet in length in the Central District, and nearly a half mile 



COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 113 

in the West Concord village district. Extended repairs were 
rendered necessary upon the West Concord road by the lay- 
ing of the new water pipes last year, and the roadway has 
been re-formed and gravelled almost the whole distance from the 
cemetery to the railroad crossing. In completing this work it was 
deemed proper to erect a bank wall in front of the new prison, 
by which means twelve feet more in width was made available 
for highway purposes. A neat fence has been extended along 
the top of the wall, with iron posts, the whole making a needed 
improvement in the locality of a prominent institution of the 
state. Messrs. B. and C. H. Faruum, with public-spirited lib- 
erality, have expressed their intention of continuing a similar 
fence along their premises beyond the wall, so as to remove the 
unsightly boards which have heretofore done duty at that point. 

In addition to the gravelling of the West Concord road, gravel 
has been used in considerable quantities in other localities. 
Pleasant street, from Merrimack to Pine street, has been rebuilt 
and the gutters paved ; Warren street, from Spring to Pine, en- 
tirely made over ; Green street, from Pleasant to School street, 
rebuilt of gravel ; and School street, from Green to Spring 
street, filled with gravel, well rounded, and the gutters finished 
with paving. A long strip of gravelled roadway has also been 
built on the Millville road near St. Paul's School. Beyond Mill- 
ville, on the Hopkinton road, the wooden bridge near the ceme- 
tery has been removed, and replaced by a substantial stone cul- 
vert ; and in other localities where wooden culverts have needed 
repairs, they have been replaced by stone whenever practicable. 

A very considerable work has been done at the westerly end 
of Franklin street, in widening, grading, and surfacing the road- 
way, removing rocks and rubbish, and constructing a sidewalk. 
The street has been well gravelled from Jackson street west, 
and the paved gutters extended to the top of the hill. The gut- 
ters of Church street hill have also been paved, and the hill 
thoroughly gravelled, so that it has withstood the storms of the 
past season without requiring any repairs. 

Other improvements of less importance have been made in 
different localities, and the approach of winter found the roads 
generally in a very satisfactory condition. About the usual 
amount of concrete sidewalk was laid, and a new coating of 



114 CITY OF CONCORD. 

concrete was laid through the Free bridge. The concrete upon' 
the Iron bridge at Penacook was also relaid, it having, like that 
on Free bridge, worn through to the planking so as to endanger 
the flooring. The wooden bridge at Penacook, known as Twin 
bridge, was early discovered to be in bad condition, and a 
close examination revealed the fact that immediate and extended 
repairs were necessary to insure the safety of travellers. The 
flooring timbers were badl}' decayed, and but very little of the 
planking was suitable for further use. The expense was con- 
siderable, but could not judiciously be reduced. 

A new and heavy stone wall was built on the north side of 
the Borough bridge near Penacook, in place of the old cobble- 
stone wall, which was much in need of repair. By relaying the 
wall it was possible to widen and straighten the approach to the 
bridge, much to the convenience of public travel. 

The work done in the outlying districts has been largely based 
upon the judgment of the several individuals in charge of those 
districts. The amounts expended are noted under each district, 
and from the sums used it can be judged whether the results 
indicate a wise and judicious expenditure. 

The office of Commissioner of Highways has proved to be no 
sinecure, for it has been my endeavor to give a fair hearing to 
every suggestion coming from a citizen or tax-payer, and to 
assent to any proper I'equest that would enure to the public good. 
And although many requests have had to be denied, I am pleased 
to be able to say that, with one or two exceptions, those denials 
have been recognized to be founded upon good reasons, and. 
gracefully accepted without nursing it as a grievance. In every- 
thing that has been done, I have had the earnest cooperation 
and assistance of Mr. James H. Howell, the Superintendent of 
Streets. Whatever of success has attended the labors of the 
Street Department is largely due to his faithful and untiring^ 
efforts in behalf of the interests of the city. His advice and 
counsel have been eagerly sought, and his strong support, in 
connection with his experience, has been fully appreciated. 
Respectfully submitted. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 

Commissioner of Highways, 



COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 



115 



There has been paid to the City Treasurer on account of High- 
ways, the sum of $1,119.35, made up from the following 



RECEIPTS. 



Cash of individuals on city account as follows 
By George A. Cummings, Commissioner : 

1883. 



Of L. D. Brown, concrete, 


S69.97 


S. M. Chesley, 


(( 


13.58 


L. D. Brown, 


u 


20.00 


J. R. Hill. 


u 


25.00 


J. H. Lane, account 


Df sprinkling, 

mmissioner : 


5.50 


By E. H. Woodman, Co 




Of D. E. Howard, concrete. 


$23.57 


Daniel Goss, 


i (. 


12.30 


Josiah Minot, 


a 


57.53 


Harriet Griffin, 


u 


13.59 


I. W. Hill, 


(( 


2.00 


Mrs. J. S. Clifford, 


u 


11.49 


E. A. Stockbridge, 


u 


1.93 


G. K. Hazeltine, 


(( 


10.24 


J. Y. Mugridge, 


a 


9.28 


N. B. Walker, 


a 


8.58 


J. M. Stewart, 


a 


13.52 


W. H. Horner, 


a 


5.36 


I. AV. Bushey, 


ii, 


9.23 


E. P. Prescott, 


(( 


3.80 


D. E. Richardson, 


;( 


17.65 


A. A. Holt, 


(( 


24.54 


Lewis B. Hoit, 


(( 


8.93 


Mrs. W. H. Hosmer, 


41 


9.51 


Rollins & Taylor, 


ii 


9.43 


Mrs. N. White, 


(( 


17.29 


Levi C, Woods, 


(( 


17.30 


H. J. Crippen, 


(( 


12.56 


J. T. Sleeper, 


(( 


15.68 


Mrs. C. Tilton, 


H 


9.40 



$134.05 



116 



CITT OF CONCORD. 



Of J. Hei-sey, concrete, 


$6.99 


C. Noyes, 


(( 


7.88 


G. F. Underhill, 


u 


4.70 


M. F. Drew, 


ii 


1.93 


J. W. Wardwell, 


u 


10.58 


G. F. Sewell, 


c t 


14.28 


Kumford School, 


(( 


29.30 


Merrimack Co., 


(( 


8.27 


R. M. Ordway, 


(( 


5.79 


James Lyster, 


n 


33.46 


Ezekiel Morrill, 


u 


43.27 


N. G. Mead, 


(( 


7.07 


E. D. Clough & Co., 


u 


11.01 


E. Jackmau, 


u 


12.83 


J. Williams, 


u 


21.84 


J. P. Sanders, 


(( 


30.55 


Mrs. Daniel Abbott, 


(( 


8.22 


Perley heirs. 


ii 


18.47 


J. Crosb}', 


ii 


10.04 


C. H. Nutting, 


a 


6.41 


S. F. Morse, 


u 


8.77 


G. S. Blanchard, 


(( 


5.22 


H. A. Mann, 


a 


4.61 


C. R. Walker, 


li 


3.45 


Augustus Bean, 


a 


7.04 


J. D. Page, 


a 


6.28 


Nathaniel White, 


t« 


55.15 


J. P. Bancroft, 


a 


124.86 


Chas. F. Swain, 


a 


10.43 


Kilburn & Young, pigs sold, 


23.87 


G. B. Emmons, 


a 


72.23 


A. C. Hardy, street £ 


sweepings. 


9.00 


E. V. Runnels, 


u 


1.50 


S. Holman, 


u 


8.50 


F. L. Sanders, 


u 


3.00 


J. Frank Hoit, old brick, 


1.00 


D. B. Smith, old pipe 


) 


3.00 


Robert A. Brown, olc 


building, 


12.50 


C. C. Bean, old plank 


• • 


14.00 



COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 117 

Of Rowell & Co., cart-body, . . . $9.00 

Methodist church, concrete, . . 14.29 

6985.30 

There still remain uncollected bills, for their proportion of 
expense of laying concrete, against 

Gilraan Shaw, $61.65 

Robert Woodruff, 20.45 



SPRINKLING THE STREETS. 



The following account of the receipts and expenditures for 
sprinkling the streets, for the season of 1883, is inserted for the 
information of the public : 



RECEIPTS. 



From persons on the East side of Main street. 



■George Clough, 


$5.00 


Dr. G. A. Young, . 


$1.00 


Mrs. N. S. Batchelder, . 


3.00 


Thompson & Bethune, . 


5.00 


H. B. Tebbets, m. d., . 


5.00 


Phenix Hotel, 


5.00 


Murphy & Reen, . 


1.00 


Stanley & Ayer, . 


3.00 


J. E. Dwight, 


3.00 


Hammond & Thurston, 


3.00 


L. A. Smith, 


5.00 


M. Wolf, . 


3.00 


J. R. Hill, . 


7.00 


Woodman & Robinson, 


3.00 


Dr. E. G. Cummings, . 


1.00 


F C. Hardy, 


5.00 


S. C Morrill, m. d., 


3.00 


C. N. Towle, 


1.00 


C P. Moore, 


2.00 


G. K. Melleu, 


2.00 


Elm House, . 


5.00 


E. B. Crapo, 


3.00 


G. B. P^ramons, 


5.00 


Leach & Stevens, . 


2.00 


Moselv & Co., 


1.00 


F. W. Rollins, 


1.00 


W. F.'Danforth& Son, . 


2.00 


Dow & Wheeler, . 


1.00 


Batchelder «& Co., 


5.00 


E.W.Woodward & Son, 


3.00 


D. K. Aldrich, 


2.00 


A. W. Davis, 


2.00 


W. A. Thompson, 


2.00 


Staniels, Allison & Co., 


1.00 


J. E. Pecker, 


2.00 


S. C. Eastman, 


1.00 


Republican Press Asso- 




p]agle Clothing House, . 


3.00 


ciation, 


10.00 


T. W. & J. yC. Stewart, 


3.00 


A. P. Fitch, . 


3.00 


Concord Cash Clothing 




Pearson & Pattee, 


2.00 


Co., .... 


3.00 


Page & Donovan, . 


1.00 


F. P. Mace, . 


2.00 


Barrett & Bresuahan, 


1.00 


Miss E. A. Estes, . 


1.00 


S. G. Noyes, 


2.25 


A. H. Crosby, m. d., 


1.00 


Whittemore & Reed, 


5.00 


J. Chase, Jr., m. d.. 


1.00 


J. H. Gallinger, M. D., . 


1.00 


Dr. E. B. Davis, . 


1.00 



120 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Sleeper & Hood, . 


$3.00 


Joseph Police, 


$2.00 


C. W. Clarke, 


2.00 


A. C. & M. C. Sanborn, 


3.00 


Lincoln & Shaw, . 


3.00 


A. Dustin, 


1.00 


Humphre}', Dodge & 




H. C. Sherburne, . 


5.00 


Smith, 


10.00 


Mrs. Onslow Stearns, 


8.00 


U. S. & Canada Express 


3.00 


W. Butterfield, 


2.00 


E. C. Eastman 


2.00 


O. V. & W. H. Pitman, 


6.oa 


Eagle Hotel, . 


5.00 


Cash, 


10.00 


W. Union Telegraph Co. 


3.00 


IVIrs. M. W. Sawyer, 


4.00 


W. P. UiiderhiU & Co., . 


3.00 


W. K. & Mrs. A. Mc- 




N. H. Savings-Bank, 


3.00 


Farland. 


o.oa 


H. W. Briekett, . 


3.00 


T. M. Lang, . 


1.00 


Patten & Heath, . 


3.00 


Miss C. P. Morrill, 


2.00 


J. M. Stewart & Sons, . 


3.00 


J. F. Morrill, 


3.00 


James Moore & Son, 


5.00 


J. S. Stetson, 


2.00 


El. Knight, 


3.00 


J. Palmer, 


3.00 


C. Thorn & Son, . 


5.00 


Mrs. R. E. Pecker, 


. 5.00 


Cash, . . . . 


1.00 


A. A. Currier, 


3.00 


W. C. Elkins & Co., 


2.00 


S. S. Kimball, 


10.00 


S. Wardner & Son, 


2.00 


A. Morrill, 


. 5.00 


J. D. Johnson & Son, . 


1.00 


J. B. Walker, 


. 7. 50' 


E. E. Fisher, 


1.00 








Newhall & Poore. . 


1.00 


$298.75 



West side of Main street. 



C. H. Thorndike, . . $2.00 

A. F. Holt. . . .2.00 
J. M. Hill, . . . 3.00 

B. A. Kimball, . . 3.00 
Mrs. S. C. Whitcher, . 3.00 
Mrs. C. C. Lund, . .3.00 
Franklin Low. . . 3.00 
Asa Fowler, . . . 3.00 
J. H. Abbot, . .5.00 
Franklin Evans, . . 2.00 
J. S. Norris, . . .2.00 
Norris & Crockett, . 5.00 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., 2.50 
J. McLaughlin, . . 1.00 
L M. Savage, . .1.00 
J. F. Hoit,^ . . .3.00 
Perkins, Dudlev & Co., 3.00 
J. Welcome, .' . .1.00 

C. H. Martin & Co., . 3.00 
H. C. Sturtevant, . . 3.00 
J. S. Hubbard, . . 2.00 



J. R. H. Davis, . . $1.00 

J. H. Chase, . . . 4.00 

A. J.Souza, . . .1.00 
G. H. H. Silsby & Son, . 5.00- 

W. K. Day, . . .1.00 

J. G. Chase, . . . 2.00- 

C M. Boynton, . . 3.00 

L. H. Carroll, . . 5.00 

Gould & Martin, . . 2.00 

State Capital Bank, . 5.00 

A. G. Harris, . . 2.00 

Stevens & Duncklee, . 3.00 

G. H. Adams, . .3.00 

First National Bank, . 5.00 

Ray & Walker, . . 2.00 

Morrill Bros., . . 5.00 

Frank Marden, . . 3.00 

B Biddle, . . . 2.00 

D. B. Jones, . . .2.00 

J. R. Hill & Co., . .7.00 

A. P. Sherburne, . . 2. 00. 



SPRINKLING STREETS. 



121 



J. Hazleton, . 
Clarke and Moore, 
Chase & Streeter, . 
H. M. French, m. d., 
Morrill & Danforth, 
W. G. C. Kimball, 
Mrs. H. N. Newell, 
Uuderhill & Kittredge, 

D. L. Guernsey, 

E. W. Willard^ . 
Batchelder Bros,, . 
E. N. Shepard, 

A. R. Ayer, , 

M. Ladd, 

Miss J. L. Crawford, 

Jacob Bros., . 

J. B. Sanborn, 

G. L. Hooper, 

A. K. Knapp, 

J. Broggi, 



$4.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
3.00 
1.00 
2.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
5.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



Brown & Otis, 


. $3.00 


Mrs. H O'Brien, . 


. 1.00 


N. A. Dunklee, 


. 1.00 


L. E Currier, 


. 2.00 


C. W. Drake & Co., 


. 1.00 


C P. Blanchard, . 


. 2.00 


E. 8. Nutter, . 


. 2.00 


B. S. Warren, m. d., 


. 3.00 


W P. Ford & Co., 


. 5.00 


G. H. Marston, 


. 3.00 


W. G. Carter, m. d., 


. 6.00 


P. H. Larkin, 


. 2.00 


H. J. Crippen, 


. 5.00 


M. J. Pratt, . 


. 3.00 


G. F. Page, . 


. 2.00 


M R. Holt, . 


. 2.00 


F. A. Fisk, . 


. 4.00 


E. Gerrish, 


. 5.00 



East side of State street. 



C. W. Woodward, 

C. P. Virgin, 
James Minot, 
G. E. Todd, 

D. D. Brainard, 
J. Durrell, . 
V. Atkins, 
Atherton and Taylor, 
W. K. Holt, 
.John Kimball, 
L. D. Brown, 



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



H. W. Clapp, 
O. Ballou, . 
Freeman Webster, 
G. H. Emerv, 
Mrs. E. C. Bixby. 
Mrs. C. Parker, . 
C. H. Martin, 
R. T. Crowell, 
Mrs. E. Blake, 
E. Morrill, m. d., . 
Mrs. B. P. Stone, 



West side of State street. 

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



$218.50 



Gust Walker, 


. $5.00 


L. S. Morrill, 


. 2.00 


F. S. Streeter, 


. 2.00 


J. N. McClintock, 


. 2.00 


Perry Kittredge, . 


. 3.00 


Mrs. S. C. Hamilton, 


. 2.00 


G. T. Comins, 


. 5.00 


J. B. Stanley, 


. 2.00 


0. Pillsbury, 


. 3.00 



$53.00 



Mrs. C. Howe, 


$3.00 


Mrs. A. C. Pierce, 


2.50 


Seth Eastman, 


2.00 


M. W. Russell, M. D., 


2.00 


S. Barrett, . 


2.00 


G. F. Hill, . 


1.00 


Rev. J. W. Merrill, 


2.00 


A. Folger, 


3.00 


J E. Robertson, . 


3.00 


F. H. Gould, 


1.00 



$38.50 



122 



CITY OF CONCORD. 





Green 


street. 






L. S. Richardson, 


. $2.00 


P. F. 


Stevens, 


$2.00 


"W. F. Simons, 


. 2.00 


T. W 


. Young, 


2.00 


Z. C. Packard, . 


. 2.00 


J. W. 


Drew, 


2.00 


C. N. Corning, 


. 1.00 


T. A. 


Heath, 


2.00 


J. A. Cochran 


. 2.00 


C. A. 


Bresnahan, 


2.00 


G. Bullock, 

C H. Duncklee, . 


. 2.00 
. 2.00 












$23.00 




South street. 







Walter Harriman, 
Mrs. J. W. Little, 
Mrs. C. E. Hutchins, 



$10.00 I Mrs. A. Downing, 
4.00 A. R. Manning, . 
2.50 



5.00 
1.00 



Sylvester Marsh, 


5.00 




$32.50 


H. W. Ranlet, . 


5.00 
Pleasai 


it street. 




L. N. Farley, 


. $2.00 


G. H. H. Silsbv, . 


. $4.00 


Kimball & Young, 


. 3.00 


Mrs. C. B. Bartlett, 


. 4.00 


Charles Crow, 


. 2.00 


Mrs. B. Grover, . 


. 5.00 


F. A. Stillings, . 


. 3.00 


L. Downing, 


. 5.00 


G. L. Stratton, . 


. 5.00 


Bushy & Bowser, . 


. 3.00 


Mrs. R. N. Corning, 
Mrs. J. A. Gove, . 


10.00 

4.oa 








$50.00 




Warrei 


I street. 




J. L. Pickering, . 


$2.00 


W. A. Clough, . 


. $2.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


3.00 


Ruel West, . 


. 1.00 


True Osgood, 


2.00 


E. P. Cummings, . 


. 1.00 


J. Kimball, . 


1.00 


Thomas Stuart, 


. 3.00 


J. F. Cook, . 


1.00 


William Ladd, 


. 2.00 


Mrs. Dr. Russell, . 


2.00 


S. F. Blodgett, 


. 1.00 


J Trisk 


1.00 






C. W. Allen, 


. i!oo 




$28.00 


J. Minot, 


5.00 

School 


street. 




Mechanicks Nat'l Bank, 


$5.00 


Mrs. P. Pillsburv, 


. $2.00 


Singer Manf'g Co., 


2.00 


Dr. J. M. Fletcher, 


. 1.00 


High School, 


10.00 


Mrs. I. N. Elwell, 


. 2.00 


Mrs. Charles Crow, 


2.00 


J. B. Colbv, . 


. 1.00 


L. R. Fellows, 


3.00 


G. W. Carter, 


. 2.00 



SPRINKLING STREETS. 



123 



J. H. Rowell, . . $3.00 
D. W. Waldron, . . 2.00 
Dr. E. W. Abbott, . 1.00 



Munns & Paige, 





Pa7-k street. 


Mrs. A. L. Drew, . 
E. A. Stockbridge, 
C. R. Walker, m. d., 
T. Haines, m. d., . 


. $1.00 
. 1.00 
. 3.00 
. 1.00 


Mrs. M. E. Wa 




Capitol street. 


Oas Light Co., 
Evans & Sleeper, . 


. $3.00 Mrs. N. White, 
. 2.00 




Dejjot 


street. 



Smith & Walker, 
Mrs. H. Taylor, 



Freight street. 



. $2.00 
$38.00 



^3.00 



$9.00 



. $5.00 
$10.00 



$5.00 
2.00 



$7.00 



Cummings Bros., . 


. $3.00 


Ranlet & Marsh, . . $3.00 


H. N. Farley & Co., 


. 2.00 










$8.00 




RECAPITULATION. 




From east side of Main street, . 


. $298.75 


west side of Main street, 








. 218.50 


east side of State street. 








53.00 


west side of State street. 








38.50 


Green street. 










23.00 


South street. 










32.50 


Pleasant street 










50.00 


Warren street. 










28.00 


School street, 










38.00 


Park street. 










9.00 


Capitol street. 










10.00 


Depot street. 










7.00 


Freight street. 










8.00 



$814.25 
Paid into city treasury, account of highway, . . $814.25 

HOAVARD M. COOK, 

Solicitor and Collector. 



EEPORT 



COMMITTEE ON SEWERS AND DRAINS. 



To the City Council : 

The doings of this committee for the past year include the 
disbursement of $2,372.08, an itemized account of which will be 
found under the head of '' Sewers," in its appropriate place 
among the general expenditures. 

This sum has been used in laying about 1,700 feet in length 
of sewers, at such places as seemed demanded for the public 
good. The first piece constructed was of Akron pipe, 12 inches 
in diameter, and extended from the connection with the main 
sewer on North Main street, westerly through Franklin street, 
nearly to North State street, a distance of 438 feet. 

On North State street about 280 feet of 10-inch pipe was laid 
from the School street sewer, north, which was completed before 
the macadamizing of State street at that point. This piece, al- 
though much needed in the spring-time, could perhaps have been 
put off another year, but it was thought better to avoid disturb- 
ing the macadamized street, by constructing the sewer before the 
street was repaired. 

On Grove street, north from Laurel street, an 8-inch pipe was 
laid for a distance of 180 feet, for the accommodation of resi- 
dents in that vicinity, and on Perkins street an extension of 128 
feet of 8-inch pipe was laid westerly, its termination being now 
near Rumford street. Some 200 feet of 10-inch pipe has also 
been laid from the Free Bridge road to connect with the railroad 



SEWERS AND DRAINS. 125 

sewer, for the purpose of providing sewer accommodations for 
the block of brick buildings erected by Samuel H. Dow, and also 
to provide for the surface water from the Free Bridge road. 

The most expensive piece of work undertaken during the year 
was that rendered necessary- by the contemplated erection of the 
new depot in Railroad square. 

The land in Railroad square has remained the property of the 
Concord Railroad, although permission has always been freely 
given for its use by the city in the construction of sewers ; but 
the location decided upon for the depot was directly over the 
brick sewer leading from Freight street to the river, and neces- 
sitated the re-laying of that sewer from Freight street around 
the south end of the cellar, and connecting with the old sewer 
near the south end of the platform of the existing depot. 

This was a work of great difficulty, owing to the character of 
the soil, which was composed of clay, hardpan, and quicksand 
at different points, in all of which underground springs were 
plentiful. It was completed successfully, making 300 feet in 
length of new brick sewer, three feet in diameter. A similar 
change was required in the location of the pipe sewer running 
south from Depot street, as it also passed through the proposed 
depot cellar. This was accomplished by laying 150 feet of new 
18-inch pipe, and re-laying 193 feet of the old pipe taken up for 
the purpose, the outlet being into the brick sewer above men- 
tioned. In addition to the above, a new 10-inch pipe was laid 
from the foot of Railroad street, a distance of 121 feet, and en- 
tering the 18-inch pipe, to take the surface-water from Railroad 
street, which had formerly passed through an old stone sewer, 
removed in the excavation of the depot cellar. 

Some complaint has been made by the residents along the 
line of the existing sewer on Warren street, because of the lia- 
bility of back-flooding cellars, etc., in case of sudden heavy 
showers. 

It is thought that individuals may be able to guard against 
any further difficulty from this cause, by providing suitable 
guard-traps for preventing back-flow, near their connections 
with the main sewer ; and it is suggested by some that an addi- 
tional outlet from the Main street sewer near Depot street into 
Merrimack river would relieve the back-pressure, and possibly 



126 CITY OF CONCORD. 

remove the necessity for any other action on this account, and 
such an outlet would doubtless prove of general advantage. 

The system of sewers now in use seems well adapted to the 
wants of the citizens, and can be supported without extraordi- 
nary outlay in the immediate future, except for such extensions 
as the natural growth of the city may seem to require. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
EDWARD DOW, 
EMORY N. SHEPARD, 

Committee on Sewers. 



REPORT 



SUPERINTENDENT OE PENACOOK PAIIK. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned reports that he assumed the duties of his 
position immediately after his election in April last, and has en- 
deavored to perform those duties in such manner as would best 
subserve the interests of the city. 

In company with the Committee on Streets and Commons, he 
made careful examination of the buildings and appurtenances of 
the park, and, under their direction, has made such expendi- 
tures as were required for its proper care and maintenance for 
the purpose for which it was designed. The buildings were com- 
paratively new, but unpainted : it was necessary to their proper 
preservation that they should be painted in a thorough manner, 
which has been done, including the roofs. 

The piazza in connection with the pavilion has been extended 
around the orchestra stand, so that it is now available for a con- 
tinuous promenade by visitors. The space under the pavilion 
has been neatly enclosed by lattice-work, a strong rail placed 
around the highest points of the piazza and at the sides of the 
stairways, so as to prevent accident, and the steps leading to the 
pavilion have been widened and extended around all sides, ex- 
cept those guarded by the rail. 

An addition to the restaurant building has been erected to 
provide accommodation for individuals or parties desiring to 
lunch at the park, the interior of the restaurant has been fin- 
ished to make a more respectable appearance, and a hitching- 



128 CITT OF CONCORD. 

rail has been put up about the easterly and northerly entrances 
to the park to furnish facilities for hitching horses without dan- 
ger of girdling the trees. Awnings have also been provided for 
the north and west sides of the pavilion, and have been found 
exceedingly advantageous, not only for shade, but for protec- 
tion in case of sudden showers. 

The superintendent has received from private parties, for the 
use of the pavilion, the sum of $30, and for surplus shingles 
sold $1.50, all of which has been paid to the treasurer. 

The superintendent has expended the sum of $414.68 in con- 
nection with his office, the items of which will be found in their 
appropriate place in the detailed expenditures of the city. The 
total expenses for this year, as shown under the expenditures 
for "Penacook park," aggregate $635.64, but it will be noticed 
that $108.32 of this sum was paid as part of the expenses of 
1882, being the balance due the superintendent of last year, 
$58.32, and the superintendent's salary of last year, $50. 

A reasonable sum can be judiciously expended in clearing and 
evening the grounds, and it has been suggested that it would be 
an improvement to make a more extended clearing of the under- 
brush. 

The park and adjacent grounds have been patronized by a 
large number of visitors during the past year, and its advan- 
tages have evidently been fully appreciated. 

O. F. RICHARDSON, 

Superintendent. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



REPOET 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 Coneoid for 
the year ending December 31, 1883 : 

The whole number of arrests made during the year, not in- 



cluding those made at Fisherville, was 
as follows : 



210 



Assault and battery, 








20 


Assault of an aggravated nature, 








1 


Arson, ...... 








2 


Breaking glass, .... 








1 


Breaking and entering, . 








2 


Common drunkard. 








1 


Exhibiting show without license, 








2 


For being out late at night. 








15 


Intoxication, ...... 








110 


Insane persons, .... 








5 


Keeping liquor for sale, . 








3 


Keeping saloon open after 10 o'clock. 








2 


Keeping saloon open on Sunday, 








3 


Larceny, ..... 








18 


Rude and disorderly conduct, . 








12 


Suspicious persons, . . . . 
Threatening, ..... 








12 
1 


Total, 

9 








210 



130 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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



Assault and battery, 

Assault of an aggravated nature. 

Arson, ...... 

Breaking and entering, . 
Breaking glass, .... 

Common di'unkard, .... 

Exhibiting show without license. 
Intoxication, ..... 

Keeping liquor for sale, . 
Keeping saloon open after 10 o'clock, 
Keeping saloon open on Sunday, 
Larceny, ..... 

Rude and disorderly conduct, . 
Threatening, ..... 

Total, 

And were disposed of as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fine. 

Sentenced to jail, .... 

Sentenced to Industrial School, 

Sentenced to house of correction, 

Ordered to recognize to appear at supreme cour 

Discharged by the court, 

Nol. prosed, ..... 

Total, 

Discharged without complaint. 



t, 



23 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
2 

57 
3 
2 
3 

14 
5 
1 

116 

79 
1 
1 
7 

18 
1 
9 

116 
94 

210 



Total, 

Twenty-three buildings have been found open, and secured. 
The whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station- 
house during the year was 132. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CONNELL, 

City Marshal. 
Concord, Dec. 31, 1883. 



REPORT OF THE ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned would submit the following report of the 
Police Department in Penacook, Ward 1, city of Concord, for 
the year ending December 31, 1883 : 
Whole number of arrests made during the year, . . 36 



Assault with intent to ravish, . 

Aiding and assisting in the assault, 

Bigamy, . 

Breaking and entering. 

Larceny, 

Breaking glass. 

Aggravated assault, 

Assault and battery. 

For not providing for his family, 

Keeping intoxicating liquors for sale 

Keeping lager beer for sale. 

Keeping malt liquor for sale. 

Evading railroad fare, 

Intoxication, . 

Insane, .... 



1 
2 
1 
1 
6 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
5 
1 
1 
11 
1 

36 



Total, 

Of the above cases, 27 were arraigned before the police court, 
charged with the following offences, to wit : 

Assault with intent to ravish, ...... 1 

Aiding and assisting in the assault, .... 2 

Bigamy, .......... 1 

Larceny, ......... 6 



132 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Aggravated assault, .... 

Assault and battery, .... 

For not providing for bis faniil}', 
Keeping intoxicating liquor for sale, 
Keeping lager beer for sale. 
Keeping malt liquor for sale, . 
Intoxication, ...... 

Total, 

And were disposed of by the court as follows : 
Sentenced to pay fines, .... 
Sentenced to the house of correction, 
Ordered to appear at the supreme court, . 
Discharged by order of the court, 
Nol. prosed, .... 

Total, .... 
Committed to the Insane Asylum, 
Discharged without complaint. 
Escaped from the lobby, . 



1 
2 
1 
1 
5 
1 
6 

27 

17 
1 
6 
2 
1 

27 
1 
7 
1 

36 



Total, .... 
Whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station-house 
during the year, 18. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. COREY, 
Assistant City Marshal. 
Penacook, N. H., Dec. 31, 1883. 



EEPOUT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the City Council : 

The Police Justice submits herewith the thirty-first annual re- 
port. 

The number of civil actions entered in the police court during 
the year 1883 was 123. During the year one person of foreign 
birth has been fully naturalized, and one other has made his 
declaration of intention to become a citizen. 

The criminal prosecutions before the Police Justice during the 
year numbered 151. 

The character and results of those prosecutions, in which the 
city officials have participated, are stated in the reports of the 
City Marshal and Assistant City Marshal of this date. 

The Police Justice charges himself as follows : 

For costs belonging to the city, arising 

from criminal prosecutions, . . . $114.35 

For fines arising from criminal prosecu- 
tions, ...... 

For fees arising from civil actions, . 



And discharges himself as follows 



483.75 
62.16 


$8.54 
651.72 



$660.26 



Paid expenses. 

Paid citv treasurer, 

$660.26 

SYLVESTER DANA, 

Police Justice. 
Concord, December 31, 1883. 



REPORT OF SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the City Council : 

The Special Justice of the Police Court herewith submits the 
following report of the doings of said court, but, as the jurisdic- 
tion of said special justice is limited to the following cases, viz., 
the absence, inability, or disqualification of the justice, this re- 
port will necessarily be brief. 

The whole number of persons arraigned before said justice 
was four. 

Said justice has received as costs from the county of Merri- 
mack, on account of one of said persons, the sum of 50 cents, 
which amount he has paid into the Cit>' Treasury. 

Said justice has also held one civil session of said court. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

ARTHUR W. SILSBY, 

Special Justice, 

December 31, 1883. 



EEPORT OF THE CITY SOLICITOll. 



To the City Council : 

At the April term, 1883, of the supreme court, the bill 
against John B. Giles was marked " neither party," Giles pay- 
ing the costs, and the city leasing the land occupied by the pro- 
jection of the corner of an elevated kitchen over the kit factory 
road, for a nominal rent. 

The suit of Lydia W. Clougli v. Concord^ in which damages to 
the amount of $3,000 was claimed, has been settled by the city's 
paying $284 in full for damages and costs. 

The suic of William K. Norton v. Concord, in which damages 
to the amount of $1,000 were claimed, has been settled by the 
city's paying $197.50 in full for damages and costs. 

In the " Knibbs patent" suit, I have alread}^ explained that 
the five cities of New Hampshire had formed a combination for 
a common defence. The suit of Norton & a. v. Dover was tried 
in Portsmouth, in June, 1883, before a jury. The trial lasted 
sixteen days, and resulted in a verdict for the defendants. As 
a consequence of the above trial, the suit of Marcus P. Norton, 
Trustee and Assignee in trust, & a. v. Concord has been non- 
suited, and a full release given by the owners of the " Knibbs 
patent " to the city. 

As a full report of the receipts and expenditures in the trial 
would occupy too much space in this report, I will give only a 
few of the items. The whole amount collected of the five cities 
interested in this trial was $22,500, and of this sum Concord 
paid $2,857.14, or a little less than one eighth of the whole 
amount. The bills are not all in at the present time, but the in- 
dications are that when all have been settled there will be a 
small sura to pay back to the cities, so that the figures given 
above will not be absolutely correct as to the net expenses of 



136 CITY OF CONCORD. 

the defence. The defence was expensive, as you will judge by 
the above figures, but we had our choice either to contest the 
suits, as we did, for all they were worth, and pay the bills, or 
accede to the exorbitant demands of the owners of the patent. 
We chose the former alternative, and the result, I think, shows 
that we made no mistake. 

March 5, 1883, John P. Engel, of West Concord, sued the 
city for $40.53, as he alleges, " for services and labor and use 
of team upon the highway from January 9, 1881, to February 
3, 1881, inclusive." The case was entered in court at the April 
term, and was referred to Joseph Barnard, of Hopkiuton, N. 
H. It has not yet been tried, but will be soon. 

June 29, 1883, William Butterfield filed a petition in the su- 
preme court, praying that he might be allowed to file a claim 
against the city for damages, which he alleges he received by 
reason of a defect in the highway near the corner of Main street 
and Free Bridge road. The accident happened, as he alleges, 
on the 20th day of March, 1883, and he claims to have sustained 
severe injuries, and fixes the amount of damages at $20,000. 

At the October term there was a hearing on the petition be- 
fore Judge Isaac W. Smith, and he decided that Mr. Butterfield 
be allowed to file his claim. In this hearing, as in all hearings 
of this kind, all the facts are not inquired into, and the decision 
of the court does not turn upon the real merits of the case. The 
claim was filed, and on the 20th day of December he sued the 
city, claiming damages to the amount of $20,000. The case will 
be entered at the April term, 1884. 

The suits of Engel, and Butterfield v. Concord, are the only- 
cases now in court in which the city is a party. 

ROB'T A. RAY, Solicitor. 
December 31. 1883. 



EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT. 



The school reports are not prepared until the close of the 
school year in March, and are consequently omitted from this 
volume. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



EEPORT OF TRUSTEES. 

To the City Coimcil : 

The annexed reports of the Librarian and the Treasurer dis- 
close fully and particularly the present condition of the Public 
Library. 

The manifest and increasing usefulness of the institution con- 
tinues to demand the generous assistance and support of the 
public. 

ABIAL ROLFE, Ward 1, 
J. T. CLOUGH, Ward 2, 
PAUL R. HOLDEN, Ward 3, 
WM. L. FOSTER, Ward 4, 
HENRY W. STEVENS, Ward 5, 
J. S. NORRIS, Ward 6, 
THOMAS G. VALPEY, Ward 7, 

Trustees of Public Library. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

Four hundred volumes have been added to the library during 
the past year. Of these, one hundred and ninety-nine have been 
placed on the shelves for circulation, and the balance, consist- 
ing mainly of congressional and state documents, have been 
placed with the books of reference. 

For the last we are indebted principally to the courtesy of 



140 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Hon. E. H. Rollins, the state officials, and the Republican Press 
Association. 

A full file of the city, financial, and school reports since the 
adoption of the city charter in 1853 has been secured and bound 
for the use of the library, nine bound volumes of the Independ- 
ent Statesman^ being a full file of that paper from October 1, 
1873, to Octoberl, 1883,exceptfor the ya^i^v ending September 30^ 
1878, have been received from the proprietors ; — also, an imper- 
fect file of the N. H. Statesman from July, 1851, to January 1, 
1870, from Joseph B. Walker, Esq. 

New cases, furnishing shelf room for 2,500 volumes, have 
been placed in the librar3\ A card case for the accommodation 
of a card catalogue has also been procured, and some progress 
made in preparing the catalogue. 

The patrons of the library now number more than eight hun- 
dred, a slight increase from last year. 

DANIEL F. SECOMB, Librarian. 

January 1, 1884. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

To the City Council: 

The Treasurer of the Public Library reports a balance on hand 
January 1, 1883, of $67.90, and during the past year he has re- 
ceived from the city treasury the sum of $1,600; the receipts- 
from the library for the year have been $215.67, making a 
total of receipts available for the ordinary expenses of the libra- 
ry, including the cash on hand, of $1,883.57. 

Of this sum there has been paid out during the year $1,476.04, 
as will appear from the itemized account under the heading of 
" public library," in the general expenses of the city, leaving a 
balance in the hands of the treasurer of $407.53, to be carried 
to the account of 1884. 

In addition to the above there has been received for 

Interest on Lyon trust fund, ..... $60.00 
Interest on Pierce trust fund, ..... 60.00 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 141 

which is now in the hands of the treasurer, and available for 
the purchase of books for the library, but not for general ex- 
penses. 

balance sheet. 
Dr. 
Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1883, . 
Heceived from city, 
Heceipts from library, 

Cr. 
Paid out as per account. 
Balance cash on hand, 

trust account. 
Dr. 
Received interest on Lyon trust, . . $60.00 
" " Pierce trust . . 60.00 

$120.00 

Cr. 
Balance cash on hand, ..... $120.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. P. FISKE, 

Treasurer Public Library. 



$67.90 

1,600.00 

215.67 


$1,883.57 
$1,883.57 


$1,476.04 
407.53 



CEMETERIES. 



To the City Council : 

The Cemetery Committee respectfully submits the following 
report, for the year ending Dec. 31, 1883 : 

BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 



RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1882, per report, 

Received from 

Sale of lots, .... 

G. L. Lovejoy, digging graves, 

A. C. Fisher, " 

A. J. Washburne, labor on lot, . 

G. W. Carter, care of lot, . 

Donegan & Davis, labor of C. Seavey, 

J. G. Leighton, grading and turfing lot, 

C. R. Chandler, drawing loam, 

Sidney Wooster, grading and turfing lot, 

C. W. Baker, wood, 

Mrs. Ash, repairing and care of lot, 

J. Blake, digging grave, 

S. Angier, grading and turfing lot, 

H. M. Lincoln, seeding lot, 

L. W. James, .... 

J. E. Rand, labor on lot, 

Stone, " . . 

"Wm. Folger, mowing lot. 



,44 



1,379.90 

180.00 

48.75 

.50 

1.00 

3.50 

12.00 

.25 

11.50 

2.50 

11.00 

2.00 

11.00 

.25 

8.00 

1.00 

4.50 

.25 



144 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Mary Ann Abbott, labor on lot, 

D. Woods, turfing grave, . 

J. L. French, repairing lot, 

G. E. Gay, grading lot, 

J. B. Sargent, digging grave, 

J. Frank Hoit, mowing lot, 

G. Bullock, '^ 

Ira Sanborn, digging graves, 

C. "W. Harrington, care of lot, 

J. C. Badger, repairing lot, 

C. C. Peaslee, " 

G. B.Whittredge, " 

J. G. Leighton, " 

E.B.Hutchinson, " 

F. H. George, grading and turfing lot, 

L. Wiggin, " 

W. Vogler, mowing lot, 

J. R. Hill, labor on lot, 

T. Carley, loam, .... 

A. C. Stacy, grading and turfing lot, . 

Clara Paige, mowing lot, 

Mrs. F. K. Lane, grading and turfing lot, 

H. M. Sinclair, labor on lot, 

Mrs. Webster, 

J. Blake, grading and turfing lot, 

Crowell, Hurd & Atwood, grading and turfing 

lot, 

A. C. Fisher, cartage, 

M. T. Willard estate, moving remains, 

F. W. Robinson, repairing lot, 

Hoi'ace Thompson, digging graves, etc., 

C. M. Brown, labor on lot, . 

C. H. Amsden, labor on lot, 

H. W. Ferrin, digging grave, 

Sargent & Sullivan, drawing sand, 

C. G. & t). W. Edgerly, moving trees, 

J. D. Blaisdell, grading and turfing lot, 

J, E. Thompson, labor on lot, 

M.S.Kimball, " . . 



$14.30 

1.00 

2.00 

7.00 

2.50 

.25 

.25 

3.00 

2.00 

8.55 

3.00 

3.00 

10.00 

10.00 

12.00 

12.75 

.25 

107.25 

1.00 

13.15 

.25 

31.65 

.75 

.75 

6.50 

30.00 

.50 

1.00 

2.00 

3.00 

5.00 

6.00 

1.50 

1.00 

1.50 

21.26 

25.15 

4.00 



CEMETERIES. 



145 



lot, 



John Kimball, adrn'r, labor on Ordwa}' lot, 
J. W. Edgerly, adm'r, labor on Fogg lot, 
O. V. Pitman, cartage, 
E. G. Moran, labor on lot, . 
J. L. Pickering, digging grave, 
Charles Joy, grading and turfing lot, 
P. Eaton, moving remains and box, 
E. J. Howath, grading and turfing lot 
A. FoUet, repairs on lot, 
W. J. CoflBn, grading and turfing lot, 
R. Ayer, labor and mowing lot, . 
H. "W. Stevens, adm'r, labor on Haines 
J. C. Badger, labor on lot, . 
Gust Walker, inowing and seeding lot, 
H. A. Dodge, care of lot, 
A. P. Fitch, " . . 

O. H. Bean, watering lot. 
Porter Crane, grading and turfing lot, 
J. Abbott, labor and dressing lot, 
J. C. Lane, repairing and care of lot, 
D. B. Holden, mowing and repairing lot, 
G. W, Scribner, moving remains, 
Sidney Wooster, dressing lot, 
Mrs. McFarland, watering lot, 
Moses W. Russell, repairing lot, 
J. E. Sargent, seeding and care of lot, 
Miss Ordway, repairing lot, 
Waldo A. Russell, labor on lot, . 
Mrs. D. A. Warde, repairing and labor 
J. B. Wyman, repairing lot. 
Belle F. Nutter, mowing lot, 
James Munns, grading and turfing lot, 
L. C. Woods, dressing and mowing, 
George A. Cummings, mowing lot, 
J. M. Hill, 

H. W. Clough, " 

Mrs. Blaney, " 

George Clough, " 

Mary F. Lund, " 

10 



on lot. 



$19.45 

18.30 

.75 

4.00 

1.00 

11. GO 
7.00 

10.62 
5.75 

14.20 
8.50 

29.10 
5.25 
3.50 

11.75 
8.45 
1.50 

13.20 
2.25 
6.00 

10.00 
2.00 
1.25 
1.00 

18.00 
6.25 
1.25 
2.50 
7.50 
7.60 
1.00 

10.00 
4.25 
3.50 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
8.00 
5.00 



146 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Mrs. A. H. Webster, labor on lot, 

Mrs. Newhall, " 

Mrs, N. White, " 

Wm. Badger, " 

P. S. Smith, " 

Geo. B. Farley, " 

C. T. Somers, " 

M. A. Herring, " 



$2.00 
7.75 

22.00 
2.50 
1.25 
3.00 
.75 
3.50 



Abigail Hodgraan, interest on purchase-money, 14. OQ 
G. B. Jones, acc't of grading and turfing, . 4.50 
Miscellaneous receipts, . . . .48.00 

A. G. McAlpine, hay, . . . .30.10 

G. S. Kellom, " .... 25.20 

N. Bond, " .... 17.15 

A. H. Curtis, " .... 9.80 

R. P. Sanborn, " .... 19.10 

City, on acc't of accrued interest on invested 

fund, 750.00 

McQuesten fund, labor on lot, . . . 5.00 
E. L. Knowlton fund, labor on lot, . . 9.50 



EXPENDITURES. 



;,847.2T 



Paid as follows 



City treasurer, one half sale of lots, 




$689.95 


J. N. McClintock, surveying, 


. 14 75 


C. Woodman, turf-cutter. 






. 1.00 


B. F. Griffin, ploughing. 






. 1.70 


D. S. Webster, drawing loam. 






13.75 


Coty, labor. 






10.00 


J. A. Hill, turf, .... 






14.00 


Key, and sharpening pick, . 






.30 


Weighing hay. 






1.00 


R. M. Johnson, dressing. 






2.50 


J. W. Edgerly, 






3.75 


Letter stamps, 






.50 


A. C. Fisher, box. 






2.00 


C. W. Baker, digging graves, 






. 7.00 



CEMETEKIES. 



147 



Evans & Sleeper, 100 slips, 

A. C. Sanborn, dressing, 

J. B. Drew, 14j clays' labor, 

C. H. Johnson, 106 2 clays' labor 

C. H. Baker, 133| 

C. Seavey, 38 i " 

B. G-. Tucker, 115 " 



T. Carley, 146^ " 

R. P. Sanborn, 125 i " 

" 84 days, team 

C. H. Johnson, 1 scythe, 
A. Evans, 3 days' labor, 
C. W. Baker, digging graves, 
M. H. Bradley, loam, . 
Geo. T.Comins, " . 
Abbot-Downing Co., loam, . 
C. F. Caswell, labor of team 2 days, 
J. McCauley, 1 tree, . 
E. P. Sanborn, dressing, 
W. S. Davis & Son, new steel for pick 
C. W. Baker, digging grave, 
Donagan & Davis, labor on "Wentworth 
Geo. Main, flowers for Knowlton lot, 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 
" twine, etc 

S. Holman, turf and loam, . 
Concord Water- Works, water, 
E. Runals, labor of team, 
A. M. & M. C. Sanborn, seed. 
Miller & Sanborn, boards, . 

" paid Geo. Prescott, 



ing signs, 
Geo. Goodhue, water-pipe and labor, 
E. A. Moulton, painting tool-house and 

tains, ..... 
J. F. Scott, contract for building, 
J. H. Chase, tinning same, 
Munns & Paige, water-pipe, 
N. A. Copeland, tree protectors, 



lot 



paint 



foun 



.75 

$2.75 

21.75 

159.75 

267.50 

57.75 

178.80 

293.00 

251.00 

104.75 

.50 

4.50 

7.25 

17.50 

23.00 

27.00 

3.00 

1.00 

10.75 

.50 

1.25 

3.10 

4.50 

25.36 

.95 

70.83 

16.00 

20.25 

1.30 

2.80 

30.00 
104.29 

22.12 

715.00 

85.00 

29.77 

9.00 



148 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



E. B. Hutchinson, stakes, posts, and shin- 
gling tool-house, .... 
HumphreN', Dodge & Smith, lawn-mower, 
Kepublican Press Ass'u, advertising notice, 
Dow & Wheeler, ..... 

Ford & Kimball, water-posts. 
Balance in hands of committee, . 



$44.20 

12.00 

3.50 

12. GO 

16.20 

42.3.25 



OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 



EECEIPTS. 



!,847.27 



Received from 



Sale of lots. 






$15.00 


Interest on invested fund, . 






42.00 


Wentworth fund, 






6.55 


French fund. 






2.00 


"I\TiT»»/-l i^/^1:- lr»Vv/-i-n /-vi-» l*-\4- 






1.25 

14.00 


Henry Capen, " 






Carrie E. Evans, " 






2.00 


Mrs. D. A. Hill, 






2.00 


TTnvl- " 






2.50 


' xxw V *^? 


Fannie E. Lang, " 






. 6.50 


Mrs. Labonta, " 






4.00 


Joseph Stickney, " 






15.50 


M. H. Allen, 






.50 


J. Monroe, " 






1.00 


A. J. Prescott, " 






5.65 


J. H. Pearson, " 






22.50 


Bessie Morrill, " 






.75 


S. N. Farnsworth, painting fence 






3.50 



$147.20 



CEMETERIES. 



149 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid as follows 



C. H. Johnson, 20 days' labor, 


. S20.00 


C. Seavey, 7 " 


. 10.50 


E. Carley, 81 " 


. 13.20 


B. G. Tucker, 13 " 


. 22.75 


C. W. Baker, lo| " 


. 30.75 


T. Carley, 4i " 


. 9.00 


R. P. Sanborn, 8 " 


. 16.00 


Balance in hands of committee. 


. 15.00 



Respectfully submitted. 



Concord, N. H., Dec. 31, 1883. 



$147.20 

J. H. CHASE, 
JAMES MI NOT, 
J. E. ROBERTSON, 

Committee. 



EAST CONCORD CEMETERY. 



To the City Council: 

The committee on Pine Grove Cemetery respectfully submit 
the following report for the year ending December 31, 1883 : 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1883, . . . $32.09 

Received for sale of lots, . . . 35.00 

Paid city treasurer one half sale of lots, . $17.50 

Cash on hand, ...... 49.59 



$67.09 



$67.09 



C. E. STANIELS, 
JOHN E. FRYE, 
JOSEPH E. PLUMMER, 

Committee. 
East Concord, N. H., December 25, 1883. 



150 CITY OF CONCORD. 

WEST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

Your committee would submit tlie following report for the 
year eudiug December 31, 1883 : 

RECEIPTS. 



t2.05 



Cash ou hand Jan. 1, 1883, 


$10.10 


Eeceived for lots sold, . . . . 


24.00 


" hay sold, . . . . 


7.95 


EXPENDITURES. 




For care and improvement of grounds. 


$12.75 


For cutting hay, . . . . . 


13.37 


Paid city treasurer one half sale of lots, . 


12.00 


Cash on hand, ...... 


3.93 



$42.05 



B. T. PUTNEY, 
O. L. SHEPARD, 
J. M. GROSSMAN, 

Cemetery Committee. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



In compliance with an ordinance relating to the Fire Depart- 
ment, I herewith submit the annual report, subjoining a list of 
fires and alarms, with losses and insurance, which has been com- 
piled with much care, upon personal application to the parties 
insured, and after an examination of the records of the insur- 
ance agencies in this city. 

CONDITION OF THE DEPARTMENT. 

It gives me great satisfaction to note the discipline and gen- 
eral morale of the Department as excellent. The various organ- 
izations have all rendered cheerful service, and have been 
prompt in the performance of their duties. The requirements of 
the rules relating to absenteeism have been practically enforced, 
and readily complied with. Few changes in membership have 
occurred, securing thereby the great advantages resulting from 
the employment of experienced men. No department can be 
efficient without a moderate discipline. It is desirable to the 
firemen themselves, and gives character and confidence to every 
one. 

The apparatus has all been tested at proper intervals, and its 
reliability and efficiency guaranteed. 

ENGINEERS. 

At my suggestion, the city government in January last re- 
duced the number of assistant enscineers in the Precinct to 



152 CITY OF CONCORD. 

three, locating one member in each of the central wards, four, 
five, and six. The propriety of this measure has been fully 
demonstrated by the year's experience. The engineers have de- 
voted much time to an inspection of all the large buildings and 
dangerous localities in the city proper, and, where special occa- 
sion required, to others outside, thus preparing themselves bet- 
ter to meet the emergencies to which they are at all times liable. 

HOSE. 

The Precinct Department has in use two thousand feet fabric 
(Paragon) hose, and twenty-four hundred feet leatlier hose, — in 
all forty-four hundred feet. The fabric has been in use nearly 
three years, is in perfect condition, and will bear a pressure of 
two hundred and fifty pounds to the inch, at least. The leather 
hose is older, dating back from seven to fifteen years, in various 
purchases. It was all proved in May last under a pressure of 
one hundred pounds, but at this time it is not perfectly reliable, 
and is becoming daily less trustworthy. The four hose carriages 
in the Precinct Department each carry, for fire service, six hun- 
dred feet of hose, — two or three hundred feet of fabric, ready to 
be run off first from the hydrant, and the balance of leather ; — 
in all, twenty-four hundred feet. In a large fire this is all in 
use, and the reserve hose at the central station is not sufficient 
for a full change. The Pioneer steamer has two hundred feet 
of fabric, and eleven hundred and fifty feet of leather hose, all 
two and one-half inch, and proved the same as that at the cen- 
tral station. The hand engines at East and West Concord are 
reasonably supplied, as in previous years, with two-inch hose. 
I would recommend the purchase at an early date of one thou- 
sand feet two and one-half inch hose for the city proper and 
Penacook. 

The Concord and Northern Railroads, at my suggestion, have 
each recently purchased four hundred and fifty feet new two 
and one-half inch hose, which, while supplying the ordinary de- 
mands of these corporations, affords incidental protection to the 
many large and valuable buildings contiguous to the tracks of 
these roads in the city, and, in an emergency, would also be 
available to a call of the Department. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 153 

NEW APPARATUS, ETC. 

During the year a new second-class Amoskeag steamer has sup- 
planted the old one (Gov. Hill), which was purchased in April, 
1862, and had been in commission most of the time for a period of 
more than twenty-one yeai's. The old machine was a single pump, 
was heav}^ and unwieldy, and had become much worn. It was 
practically unserviceable. The cost of the exchange was $3,100 ; 
the list-price of the new steamer being $4,2.50. By your action 
it has received the name of its predecessor, a compliment I 
sincerely appreciate. The new steamer is held as a relief, and 
has been assigned to Eagle Hose Co. without additional expense 
for its maintenance. The steamer Kearsarge, purchased in 
January, 18G7, which, like its naval namesake, has earned for 
itself an enviable reputation, after a continuous service of over six- 
teen years, was sent to the shops of the Manchester Locomotive 
"Works, in the early part of the summer, for much needed repairs. 
These were made in a most complete manner at an expense of 
about $500, and on its return to us, the assurance was given that 
the machine was good for ten years more of active work. The 
carriage of the Good-Will Hose Co. has been remodelled by the 
Abbot-Downing Co. at an expense of $150, and has been much 
improved in strength, convenience, and appearance. A sled, 
arranged with hose-reel, &c., has also been furnished this com- 
pany, costing about $50. A new supply wagon and a supply 
sled for winter use have been purchased for the central station, 
at a cost of about $200. New fire suits for the men have been 
provided at an expense of $112, and the old suits put in thorough 
repair. All these improvements, filling long-existing deficien- 
cies, have added largely to the equipment of the Department, 
and will meet the demands of a number of future years. 

EXPENDITURES, ETC. 

The expenditures for the Department in the year 1883 have 
been $15,009.23. They cover every bill which is known to 
exist, and embrace some items for the previous year. Of this sum, 
upwards of $4,000 is for extraordinary expenses, covering the 
purchase of new apparatus, &c., as previously shown, reducing 
the actual running expenses to less than $11,000. The pay-rolls 



154 CITY OF CONCORD. 

of the engineers and firemen aggregate about $4,500 ; steward, 
assistant steward, and teamsters, $2,600 ; the balance goes to 
maintenance of horses, repairs of every nature, fuel, lights, 
and numerous incidentals. These expenses seem large, but 
they do not compare unfavorably with those of other New Eng- 
land cities. It is imperatively demanded that our Fire Depart- 
ment should be kept up to a reasonable standard of efficiency, 
and that there should be no step backward. All this involves 
expense, and yet, compared relatively with the amount paid in 
the great cities of the country, it is not large. In these the 
maintenance of a single steamer involves yearly more than the 
entii-e expenditures of our Department. In the city of Phila- 
delphia, as shown in the report for 1882, the gross sum paid 
out for the support of the Fire Department, consisting of twen- 
euty-eight steamers and five hook and ladder companies, was 
$455,000 — an average of over $13,800 for each piece of appa- 
ratus. 

NEW HOSE WAGON. 

The Alert Hose Company, with characteristic enterprise, 
placed in their house early in the fall a new hose wagon, manu- 
factured in this city by Messrs. W. S. Davis & Son, the latter, 
Mr. Cliarles A. Davis, being the foreman of the company. The 
expense of the wagon was $400, and was met by the members. 
It is the most perfect model for a hose wagon I have ever seen, 
and embodies very important improvements in the expeditious 
laying of lines of hose. I am of opinion that hose wagons of 
this description have great advantages over hose carriages 
which deliver their hose by means of a reel, and will eventually 
supersede them. The wagon of the Alert's reflects great credit 
upon its makers, in its substantial and elegant finish. I would 
recommend the purchase by the city of this new piece of appa- 
ratus and the placing of the carriage lately in use by the Alert 
Company with the Pioneer steamer at Penacook. A fire-ex- 
tinguisher, carried in this or some other hose wagon, would be 
found serviceable, and often save injury to property by avoiding 
the use of water at incipient fires in the upper stories of business 
blocks and elsewhere. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 155 



WATER SCOOPS. 



At the fire in tlae fourtli story of the Exchange Building, on 
the 1st June, the use of a very considerable quantity of water 
became necessary in its extinguishment. This was taken up on 
the third floor, by members of the Hook and Ladder Company, 
with shovels, dust-pans, and tubs, belonging to families residing 
in the upper portion of the block, and thereby much damage 
avoided to merchandise, &c., in the stories below. This led to 
the introduction of large flat scoops made of galvanized iron, 
similar to common dust-pans in form, with tops partly covered 
in. They have been attached to the Hook and Ladder truck, 
and, upon one or two occasions since, have proved very service- 
able. They have attracted much attention from visiting engi- 
neers and firemen, and elicited general commendation. 

FIRE STATION AND IIOSE-HOUSES. 

The central station, which has been built eight years, is a model 
of taste, convenience, and order. A gentleman who has visited 
a great number of fire stations in the United States assures 
me that in its entire appointments it is not surpassed. The care 
of this station, with the superintendence of the fire alarm, is 
assigned to the steward, who, with his assistant, both living in 
the building, have discharged their duties in a very satisfactory 
manner. The Alert and Good-Will hose-houses have each re- 
ceived commendable attention by the stewards of their respec- 
tive companies. 

When I entered upon the duties of chief, I found the team- 
sters occupying tenements near the station, and passing their 
nights at their homes. This was hardly consistent with good 
discipline. I have required that they should sleep in the apart- 
ments provided in the building, each five nights in the week, 
alternating, under the direction of the stewai'd. They at once 
complied, and we have now six of the seven cots filled every 
night, furnishing ample facilities for a quick response to alarms. 

FIRE ALARM. 

The fire alarm commends itself to every observant citizen, 
and, without doubt, has been the means of adding largely to the 



156 CITT OF CONCORD. 

efficiency of the Department ; but it is yet very far from being 
what it ought to be. The wires should form three circuits 
instead of two, as at pi'esent, and three or four additional boxes 
should be added at outlying points of the city. The bells are 
insufficient, both in size and material, and should be replaced 
with others of the best copper and tin alloy. I trust that an ad- 
vance may be made in this regard the coming year, and I am in 
strong hopes that private generosity may supply the bells, leav- 
ing to the city the accomplishment of tlie other requirements. 

New signals for the relief steamer and for a response to a call 
from outside the Precinct, have been adopted. These will be 
found in their appropriate place in another portion of this re- 
port. 

WATER SUPPLY. 

Since the second 18-inch main of the Water-Works was laid in 
the fall of 1882, it has added very materially to a full supply 
for fire purposes. With the single old 14-inch main, when a 
large demand was made upon it by the use of five or six or 
more streams, the pressure on the main, standing at the Water 
office from 44 to 47 pounds, according to circumstances, was 
reduced to 28 and 35 pounds. Now this pressure is never cut 
down more than three or four pounds, and does not often fall 
below 43 pounds. Of course the hydrant streams have, corre- 
spondingly, been rendered more effective. Several new hydrants 
have been established, which are noted in the list of hydrants 
subjoined to this report. 

EXHIBITION I>RILL. 

On the evening of the 11th of July an exhibition drill of the 
Precinct Department was given, the demonstration having been 
made upon the blocks on the west side of North Main street, 
between Capitol and School streets. The companies are enti- 
tled to great credit for their quick response to the signal alarm, 
for the rai)id placing of apparatus, and running out their lines of 
hose, the raising of ladders, and the cool and perfect perform- 
ance of every duty to which they were called. I am satisfied 
that these drills add to the proficienc}- of any department, and 
should be required at least twice a year. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 157 

firemen's RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

In the fall of this year the firemen of the Precinct took meas- 
ures for the organization of a Relief Association, which at the 
opening of the new year commenced its work. It has, at the 
start, an assured fund of over $700, and commends itself to 
the generosity of the public. 

CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS, FIRE-ESCAPES, ETC. 

At the suggestion of the board of engineers of this city, and 
with the concurrence of the city councils, a bill was prepared 
and presented at the June session of the legislature, regulating 
"the construction of buildings to be used for factories, hotels, 
tenement-houses, and places of public resort." This bill was 
referred to the House Judiciary Committee, and, after mature 
consideration and some changes, was enacted a law. It gives 
to the mayor and aldermen of cities, or the selectmen of towns, 
ample power to superintend, by themselves or their agents, the 
erection of all such buildings, and to require ample facilities for 
entrance and exit, and for suitable fire-escapes ; and compels a 
proper observance regarding health and safety in their construc- 
tion. It further provides for the examination of buildings 
already erected, and the closing of the same if deemed unsafe. 
A penalty is prescribed for the letting of any such buildings 
after they have been declared unsafe. Engineers of cities and 
firewards of tow^us are constituted inspectors ; and power is given 
to cities and towns to make additional regulations at pleasure. 
An appeal to a justice of the supreme court is allowed to parties 
aggrieved. 

The necessity of this law has been forced upon us by the fre- 
quent recurrence of appalling calamities throughout the world, 
resulting from fire or from panic, and the wisdom of its enact- 
ment is unquestioned. 

INSURANCE. 

During the past year the associated insurance companies, hav- 
ing agencies here, have increased the rates on all buildings, and 
on merchandise, &c., therein, in the compact portion of the city, 
and on manufactories, stock, &c., with other extra hazardous 
property outside these limits, from twenty-five to fifty per 



158 CITY OF CONCORD. 

cent., or mgre. The rate on dwellings, generally, remains un- 
changed. As to the justice or policy of this increase, the pub- 
lic can best form their own conclusions. In 1869 the board of 
engineers investigated fully the matter as to the amount an- 
nually paid in premiums for insurance in Concord, and it was 
well authenticated that the sum so paid was about $70,000. 
There has been a large decrease in insurance rates since that 
time, but the business has as largely increased ; and it is a fair 
inference that the gross premiums are about the same. It has 
been admitted by underwriters in this city that they are in 
excess of $60,0CO. Upon reference to the summary of fires and 
alarms appended to this report, it will be seen that the aggregate 
insurance paid in Concord for losses in 1883 was $11,276.77 ; 
but as this is not, perhaps, a fair average, I have taken from 
the reports of chief engineers the aggregate losses and insur- 
ance paid each year, commencing with 1873 (the date of the 
introduction of Long Pond water) , which I have tabulated as 
follows : 

Years. Losses. Insurance. 

1873.* $67,905.05 $51,909.51 

1874. 21,301.70 14,451.70 

1875. 20,410.00 16,294.00 

1876. 18,000.00 14,750.00 

1877. 9,000.00 6,800.00 
1878.* 31,450.03 22,699.96 

1879. 19,319.53 19,119.53 

1880. 3,300.00 3,300.00 
1881.* 27,325,00 25,823.00 
1882.* 62,363.50 42,478.50 
1883. 33,936.77 11,276.77 



$314,311.55 $228,902.97 



*In 1873, May 10, tlie Phenix stables, with Hutcliins's store and Walker's iron store, 
were burned. Loss, $15,000; insurnncp, $15,000. Al:*o, June 30, Griffin's carriage man- 
ufactory, with the Niirth Congresafioiial church. Loss, .'if25,0i)0; insurance, $12,01)0. 

In 1878, July 21. thehrick and mastic bniMing at St. Paul's School was burned by 
lightning. Lo'^s, $20,000; insurance, *16,I99.96. 

In 1881, Apr.l 5, the Page Belting Works were partially burned. Loss and insurance, 
$24,00). 

In 1882, March IG, Clough'a furniture manufactory was totally destroyed. Loss, 
$22,000; insurance, $12,5 0. Also, December 29, Comiuss storehouse. Loss, $9,000; 
insurance, $8,000. 

These data are given to account for the large losses in the years named. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 159 

The average of insurance recovered, a,s shown above, is 
$20,809.36 per annum. It is claimed that the cost to insurance 
companies in the commissions of agents and in the general trans- 
action of business, is from 30 to 33 per cent, of the premiums. 
Allowing this, and there is still a profit of an equal per cent, on 
our business. It is further claimed that for the past year or two 
the companies have, in many cases, made comparatively small 
profits. The difficult^'' does not rest with us. It comes largely 
from careless insurance, over insurance, and the carrying of 
risks in localities partially or wholly unprovided with means for 
the extinguishment of fires. The cities of this state, with their 
excellent departments, and in our own case, with a most abun- 
dant water-supply, should not be made to suffer from the large 
losses so often occurring in unprotected villages, or from the 
insurance of hazardous mill property or dilapidated farm build- 
ings. Nor should we be forced to indemnify for the great 
conflagrations of the large cities of the country. In any 
event, it does not seem reasonable to increase the lately ex- 
isting rates so largely, — rates which have been fairly remunera- 
tive to the underwriters, and which our people have alwa^'s 
cheerfully paid. 

INCENDIARISM. 

It is gratifying to announce the fact that in no instance has a 
fire occurred, which, with good reason, could be attributed to in- 
cendiarism, with the exception of the bush-fire on the Plains, 
and this was due, unquestionabl}', to heedlessness, with no ap- 
preciation of consequences. The village of Penacook, where 
repeated incendiary attempts had caused great anxiety and even 
terror to its inhabitants, has rid itself of the fire fiend, and, in 
this respect, has enjoyed perfect immunity with the rest of the 
city. 

OUR IMMUNITY. 

No city, large or small, with compact buildings, either of 
wood, brick, or stone, is exempt from large and oftentimes dev- 
astating fires. The best supplied departments, most skilfully 
handled, are frequently powerless in the crisis of a great confla- 
gration. Our immunity' has been exceedingly fortunate, and we 



160 CITY OF CONCORD. 

may hope with our inexhaustible supply of water, running 
through and intersecting every street, and carried to our most 
extreme limits, and with ample equipment of telegraphic alarm, 
excellent apparatus, and well disciplined firemen, we may es- 
cape any future catastrophe. 

CONCLUSION. 

I entered upon the duties of Chief Engineer with extreme re- 
luctance. The position is one of much responsibility, detail, 
and care. I knew this from a long continued previous service. 
I have been ably supported by officers and men in the Depart- 
ment, by the members of the city government, and by the peo- 
ple of the city. For all this I am truly grateful, and beg to 
return my sincere acknowledgments. 

JOHN M. HILL, 

Chief Engineer Fire Department. 
Concord, Dec. 31, 1883. 



LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS. 



PRECINCT. 



January 2, 1883. Box 23 ; Union steam mill, rear of 202 No. 
Main st. Supposed accidental. Total loss, viz. : Union Steam 
Mill Co., building, $2,000; machinery, $4,500; no insurance. 
Mead, Mason & Co, machinery, $3,000; stock, $1,500; no in- 
surance. Andrew Bunker, machinery and stock, $1,200; insur- 
ance, $5U0. Miles & Sargent, machinery, etc., $1,000; no in- 
surance. Porter Blanchard's Sons, stock, $450 ; no insurance. 
Henry W. Hayden, stock, $600 ; insurance, $600. Morrill Dun- 
lap, machinery, $100 ; no insurance. Total loss, $14,350 ; in- 
surance, $1,100. Department all out. 

January 23. Box 26 ; Intermediate school-house on Union 
St. ; chimney burned out. No loss. Department out, except 
Hose 3. 

January 26. Box 45 ; double tenement house on Dakin st., 
owned by Henry C. Sturtevant ; chimney burned out. Loss 
slight, $5 ; insurance, $5. Department all out. 

January 26. House of Willis G. C. Kimball, 15 Green st. 
Slight loss, $20 ; insurance, $20. No alarm. 

February 7. Double tenement house. No. 21 Walker st., oc- 
cupied by Orrin F. Swain. Accidental ; clothing burned in hall- 
way. Extinguished without alarm. Loss, $20 ; insurance, $20. 

February 11. Box 35 ; house of Dr. Edward H. Foster, No. 
14 So. Main st ; chimne}' burned out. Loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$20. Department all out. 

March 5. House of William A. Stone, 24 So. Spring st. 
Explosion of student lamp. Extinguished without an alarm. 
Loss, $12; insurance, $12. 

March 23. Basement of store in Phenix Hotel block, occu- 
11 



162 CITY OF CONCORD. 

pied by Stanley & Ayer. Caught from furnace. Extinguished 
without loss. No alarm. 

April 2. Box 23 ; churn factory of Porter Blanchard's Sons, 
Steam Mill court, No. Main st. Supposed accidental. Partial 
loss: Union Steam Mill Co., building, $1,000; no insurance. 
Mead, Mason & Co., machinery and stock, $1,000; no insur- 
ance. P. Blanchard's Sons, machinery and stock, $6,450; in- 
surance, $4,000. Total loss, $8,450 ; insurance, $4,000. De- 
partment all out. 

April 18. Box 41 ; building corner South and Cross sts., 
owned by estate of Elisha Morrill. Roof fired by sparks from 
chimney. Extinguished with slight loss ; no insurance. De- 
partment out, except Hose 2. 

April 19. House No. 16 Pierce st., occupied by Thomas W. 
Williams. Elxplosion of kerosene lamp. Extinguished with 
slight loss, $15 : insurance, $15. No alarm. 

May 8. Box 34 ; south tenement of double house, Nos. 29 
and 31, No. Spring st., owned by Philip O'Connell. Defective 
flue. Partial loss, $175 ; insurance, $175. Department all out. 

June 1. Box 25; fourth story, south part Exchange block, 
owned by Abraham J. Prescott. Explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Slight loss; A. J. Prescott, building, $115; insurance, $115. 
Elijah Jacobs, furniture, $49.50 ; insurance, $49.50. Clarke & 
Marden, stock. $10; insurance, $10. Total loss, $174.50; in- 
surance, $174.50. Department all out. 

September 21. Box 45 ; two-story brick hub and wheel man- 
ufactory of Holt Brothers, Turnpike street. Accidental. Par- 
tial loss, $4,550 ; insurance, $2,740. Department all out. 

September 29. Box 45 ; shed adjoining boiler-house, on the 
same premises. Accidental. Slight loss, $150 ; insurance in- 
cluded in the adjustment of previous loss. Department out, ex- 
cept Hose 2. 

October 21. House No. 54 Church street, owned by James 
M. Blake. Accidental. Fire in wood-box, destroj'ing carpet, 
&c. Loss, $25 ; insurance, $25. No alarm. 

November 12. Box 23 ; house on Ferry street, owned by 
Miss Sarah Herbert. Chimney burned out. No loss. Depart- 
ment out, except Hose 3. 

November 12. Box 34, special signal ; alarm by telephone 



LIST OF FIRES. 163 

from St. Paul's School. Steamer Kearsarge and Hose sent out. 
Chimney burned out in the wooden building attached to Upper 
School. No loss. 

November 30. Box 34 ; house No. 9 Green street, owned 
and occupied by Charles H. Duncklee. Defective flue. Loss 
on building, $1,164.30; insurance, $1,164.30. Furniture, 
$1,618.97; insurance, $1,618.97. Total loss, $2,783.27; in- 
surance, $2,783.27. 

December 24. Box 45 ; house No. 48 West street, owned 
and occupied by Amos S. Abbott. Accidental. Supposed to be 
from matches carried into bedding by mice. Loss slight, $25 ; 
insurance, $25. Department out, except Hose 2. 

Aggregate losses in Precinct, $30,774.77 ; insurance, $11,- 
114.77. 

The box-alarms have been fourteen in number, viz., one each 
from boxes 25, 26, 35, and 41 ; three each from boxes 23 and 
34 ; and four from box 45. 

lu addition to the above, the Precinct Department has given 
attention, in numerous instances, to calls to slight fires, or to 
burning chimne^^s, made in person or by telephone to the cen- 
tral station, or by personal application to the engineers or fire- 
men. In these cases no loss has been reported. I can but com- 
mend the prudence and foresight of such action, which has oft- 
entimes, unquestionably, prevented a general box alarm. 

WEST CONCORD. 

September 17. Eastman & Son's paint-shop over Simeon Par- 
tridge's blacksmith shop in the village. Accidental. Extin- 
guished without general alarm. Partridge's loss on building, 
$10 ; insurance, $10 ; — Eastman & Son's loss, $23 ; insurance, 
$23. 

Aggregate losses in West Concord, $33 ; insurance, $33. 

EAST CONCORD. 

May 18. Large fires on the plains, north of the fair-grounds. 
Incendiary. Several hundred acres of timber, wood, and open 
land burued over, with wood and timber cut and prepared for 
market. No such fierce bush-fire has been experienced for 



164 CITT OP CONCORD. 

many years. Detail of men from Alert Hose sent over, and Old 
Fort Engine Company No. 2, of East Concord, rung in, and 
responded readily. Eire extinguished at night-fall, ])y trench- 
ing and setting hack-fires. Detail of men through night. Loss 
estimated, $3,000 ; no insurance. 

May 31. Dwelling-house on Penacook street, owned by Jon- 
athan Clough, and occupied by L. M. Nutting. Accidental. 
No alarm. Loss slight, $34 ; insurance, $34. 

Aggregate losses in East Concord, $3,034 ; insurance, $34. 

PENACOOK. 

March 15. Contoocook Mill, picker-room ; owned by Contoo- 
cook Manufacturing Co. Accidental. Loss, $95 ; insured, $95. 
Pioneer steamer responded, but was not required. 

March 24. Dwelling-house and barn in Canterbury, one mile 
distant, owned and occupied by Charles Smith. Accidental. 
Loss, $1,800; insurance, $1,000. Pioneer steamer responded, 
and performed effective service. This loss is not placed in the 
aggregate, as it occurred outside of city limits. 

October 16. Dwelling-house in Boscawen, owned by Concord 
Axle Co. Accidental. Loss trifling, and not included in aggre- 
gate, for reasons before mentioned. Pioneer steamer responded, 
but was not needed. 

Aggregate losses in Penacook, $95 ; insurance, $95. 

SUMMARY. 

The entire losses for the city aggregate $33,936.77 ; insurance, 
$11,276.77. 

The loss in the Precinct above insurance is $19,660 ; East Con- 
cord, $3,000 ; West Concord and Penacook, nothing. 

The losses by the large fires at the Union Steam Mills, and at 
Blanchard's and Holt's manufactories, form, by far, the greater 
portion of this aggregate, and, with the Plains fire, cover nine 
tenths of the whole, leaving the very inconsiderable sum of about 
$3,275 for all remaining losses. 



ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMEJ^T. 

188-4. 



John M. Hill, 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Treasurer Gas-Light Co., 50 So. Main street. 

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

PRECINCT. 



Names. 
Joseph S. Merrill, 
Daniel B. Nlwhall, 
Benjamin F. Tucker, 



William W. Allen, 



John E. Frye, 



Harbison Partridge, 



Occupations. 
Carriage iriramer, 
Clerk, 
Deputy Stieriff, 

WARD 1. 

Merchant, 

WARD 2. 
Farmer, 

WARD 3. 

Merchant, 



Residences. 
13 So. State street. 
77 No. State street. 
46 Lyndon street. 



Penacook. 



East Concord. 



West Concord. 



D. B. Newhall, Cleric of Board. 



Eben F. Richardson, Steward Central Fire Station and Superintendent Fire Alarm. 
George L. Osgood, Assistant at Central Station. 



166 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



KEARSARGE'' STEAM FIRE ENGINE AND HOSE COM- 
PANY, No. 2. 



J. J. McNuLTY, Foreman. 

C. C. Blancuakd, Asst. Foreman. 



No. of liadge. Names. 


Occupations. 


11 


J.J McXulty, 


Machinist, 


12 


C. C. Blanchard, 


Carria.^e painter, 


13 


W. C. Green, 


Machinist, 


15 


J. H. Sanders, 


Carriage painter. 


16 


C. H. Sanders, 


Machinist, 


IT 


E. S. Ellis, 


Brakenvin, 


19 


J. E. Morrison, 


Machinist, 


21 


J. A. Toof, 


Clerk, 


22 


S. T. Ford, 


Monlder, 


23 


F. E. Heath, 


Clerk, 


20 


C. H. Barrett, 


Hair-dresser, 


84 


T. H.Cleary, 


Moulder, 


18 


W. E. Dow, 


House painter, 


86 


G. E. Saekett, 


Blacksmith, 


83 


W. A. Sewall, 


Teamster, 


85 


H. O. Powell, 


Blacksndth, 


14 


Willis K. Wingate, 


Steamer, Central Station, 


87 


Frank M. Heath, Hose, Central Station, 



OFFICERS. 

W. C. Green, Clerk. 

J. H. Sanders, Engineer and Tr. 

MEMBERS. 

Residences. 
So. State St., cor. Perley. 
64 South State st. 
8 South Main st. 

25 Perley st. 
7 Short St. 
Room 7, Stickney's Bl'k. 

40 West St. 
20 Warren st. 

41 Thorndike st. 
5 Rumford st. 
44 Washiuftton St. 

26 Perley st. 
11 Academy st. 
Central Station. 
90 Warren st. 
Stickney's Block. 



Teamsters. 



Steamer " Kearsarge " is a second-class Amoskeag. Hose Carriage is a four-wheel, 
first-class, Amoskeag. 



"EAGLE" HOSE COMPANY, NO. i. 

Relief steamer "Gov. Hill," No. 1, is assigned to this company— C. H. Sanders, En- 
gineer. 

OFFICERS. 
John H. Toof, Foreman. James Hoit, 

George W. Johnson, Asst. Foreman. Clerk and Treasurer. 







MEMBERS. 




No. of Badge. Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences, 


24 


J. H. Toof, 


Laundry man. 


12 Green st. 


25 


G. W. Johnson, 


Carriage painter, 44 Downing st. 


26 


James Hoit, 


Clerk, 


28 No. Main St., room 16. 


SO 


W. T. Packard, 


Iron moulder, 


42 Centre st. 


33 


B. A. Calef, 


Clerk, 


33 Green st. 


27 


J. C. McGilvray, 


Jig sawyer. 


Central Fire Stiition. 


35 


W. J. Coffin, 


Harness maker. 


, 12 North State st. 


SB 


D. C. Coffran, 


Blacksmith, 


52 Rumford st. 


29 


E. F. Wiiiegar, 


Cook, 


15 South State st. 


28 


H. S. Gorham, 


Clerk, 


Phenix Hotel. 


31 


F. S. Al)bott, 


Clerk, 


28 Huntington st. 


32 


C. W. Downing, 


Clerk, 


12 South st, 


34 


William A. Kelley, 


Blacksmith, 


4 Jefferson st. 




J. C. McGilvi 


•ay, Central Station, 


Teamster. 


Steamer 


" Gov. Hill " is a second-class Amoskeag. 


Hose Carriage is a four-wheel, 


first-class, 


Amoskeag. 







CHIEF ENGINEER S REPORT. 



167 



ALERT" HOSE COMPANY. 



Charles A. Davis, Foreman. 
Henry Tucker, Asst. Foreman. 



No. of Badge. Names. 

37 Chas. A. Davis, 

Henry Tucker, 
Fred Leighton, 

E. A. Saltmarsh, 

F. S. Johnson, 
H. W. Piper, 
Clias. C. Hill, 
James P. Harlow, 
Fred Earl, 
W. J. Ahern, 
F. H. Silver, 
J. K. Kennedy, 



38 
39 
40 
41 
42 
43 
44 
45 
46 
48 
49 



OFFICERS. 



MEMBERS. 



Fred Leighton, Clerk. 
Fred S. Johnson, Treasurer. 



Occupations. 
Carriage builder, 
Moulder, 
Printer, 
Moulder, 

Harness manufacturer. 
Builder, 
Hackman, 
Stove mounter, 
Moulder, 
Clerk, 
Blacksmith, 
Barber, 



Residences. 
25 Washington st. 
43 Franklin st. 
108 North State st. 
85 Rum ford st. 
28 Centre st. 
39 Centre st. 
41 Franklin st. 
20 Chapel st. 
41 Jiickson St. 
62 Franklin st. 
25 Jackson st. 
AVashington st. 



Charles C. Hill, Teamster. 



Hose wagon is modern wagon of Concord manufacture, — W. S. Davis & Son. 



"GOOD-WILL" HOSE COMPANY, NO. 3. 

OFFICERS.* 



jr. Frank Bartlett, Foreman. 
William R. Carter, Asst. and Steward. 



Frank H. Blancharr, 

Clerk, &c. 



MEMBERS. 

No. of Badge. Names. Occupations. 

53 J. Frank Bartlett, Blacksmith, 

51 William R. Carter, Blacksmith, 

52 Frank H. Blanchard, Blacksmith, 
62 Samuel D. McGlougblin, Blacksmith, 

57 John C. Mills, Blacksmith, 
55 Frank E. Blenus, Blacksmith, 

59 Myron Chesley, Blacksmith, 

58 George A. Alitchell, Painter, 
61 George A. Ordway, Painter, 

54 Moses R. Hillsgrove, Merchant, 
66 De Witt C. Niven, Carpenter, 

60 Herman Schaeffer, Barber, 

Gilbert H. Merrill, Teamster. 
Hose Carriage is a four-wheel, second-class, Amoskeag. 

♦The officers of this company are holding their positions temporarily. 



Residences. 
40 West St. 
42 South State st. 
62 Warren st. 

16 Thompson st. 
4 Pierce st. 
1 Broadway. 

42 South State st. 

17 Thorndike st. 

43 South St. 
10 West St. 
77 South St. 
93 South Main st. 



168 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



"CITY OF CONCORD" HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, 

No. I. 



Andrew L. Lane, Foreman. 
Joseph H. Lank, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 



Edtvard E. Lane, Cleric. 
Frank T. Bean, Treasurer. 



MEMBERS. 



^0. of Badge. Names. 


Occupations. 


Itesidfncfs. 


63 


Andrew L. Lane, 


Carriage builder. 


19 Perley st. 


64 


Jos. H Lane, 


Carriaf?e builder, 


7 Laurel st. 


65 


Edward E. Lane, 


Carriage builder, 


Fremont st. 


66 


Frank P. Burnham, 


Blacksmith, 


11 Downing st. 


67 


Eiiwin C. Sanborn, 


Wood-worUer, 


14 Fremont st. 


69 


Clias. E. Palmer, 


Wood- worker, 


11-2 School St. 


70 


Will W. Kennedy, 


Upholsterer, 


104 Rum ford St. 


71 


Chas. H. Smith, 


Teamster, 


69 Franklin st. 


72 


Frank T. Bean, 


Wood-worker, 


106 School St. 


73 


Will E. Trenoweth, 


Stone-cutter, 


22 Walker st. 


74 


Geo. A. Huntoon, 


Wood-worker, 


17 Laurel st. 


75 


Cyrus A. Abbott, 


Stone-cutter, 


55 South State st. 


76 


BtMij. Ouellette, 


Carpenter, 


10 Jeflferson st. 


77 


Philip PUuumer, 


Carpenter, 


78 North Spring. 


78 


Thos. F. Symon<l8, 


Blacksmith, 


7 Mills St. 


79 


P'red Rash low, 


Painter, 


1 Pierce st. 


80 


Geo. S. Kellom, 


Stone-cutter, 


88 Washington st. 


81 


Jolin G. Wells, 


Painter, 


30 Grove st. 


82 


Nelson N. Carter, 


Upholsterer, 


Pierce and Downing. 


83 


Frank J. Hodgdon, 


Blacksmith, 


Durrell's block, cor. Pierce 
and Downing sts. 



66 



Fred H. Potter, Central Station, Teamster. 



Hook and Ladder truck is of Concord manufacture,— Abbot-Downing Co. 



CHIEF ENGINEER S REPORT. 



169 



PIONEER" STEAM FIRE ENGINE CO., No. 3, 
Fenacook. 



OFFICERS. 



John H. Rolf.e, Foreman. 

D. Warren Fox, Asst. Foreman. 

John B. Dodge, Clerk and Treasurer. 



John W. Powell, Fori man of Hose. 
George S. Locke, Enn'meer. 
Enoch E. Rolfe, Sleivard. 



Names. 
John H. Rolfe, 

D. Warren Fox, 
John B. Dodge, 
John W. Powell, 
George S. Locke, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
Herbert IM. Sabin, 
J. Edwin Marden, 
Samuel G. Sanborn, 
John Kelley, 
Jaiues D. Mahoney, 

E. B. Prebcott, 
Henry Rolfe, 
James KtUey, 
Horace Holcombe, 
Harry A. Clark, 
Samuel N. Burdick. 
George H. Sager, 
Frank O. Emerson, 
John G. Ward, 
James Riley, 
David S. Marsh, 
Abial W. Rolfe, 
Fred C. Ferriii, 
Arthur F. Rolfe, 
Tliomas C. French, 
Harper S. Allen, 
Ruel G. Morrill, 
Barney Gunn, 
William P. Chandler, 
Hnzen Knowlton, 
Daniel Smith, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Carpenter, 
Sliipping clerk, 
Glazier, 
Moulder, 

Saw manufacturer. 
Cabinet-maker, 
Draughtsman, 
Saw manufacturer, 
Blacksmith, 
Machinist, 
Tinman, 
Butcher, 
Carpenter, 
Axle maker, 
Machinist, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Blacksmith, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Carver, 

Cabinet-maker, 
Door manufacturer, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Book-keeper, 
Table maker. 
Door maker. 
Farmer, 
Clerk, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Market man, 

Allen C. Bean, Teamster. 



Residences. 
Summer st. 
Elm St. 
Merrimack Bt. 
Summer st. 
Merrimack st. 
Church St. 
Elm St. 
Summer st. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Washington st. 
Spring St. 
Fenacook -st., 
Church St. 
Church St. 
High st.- 
Summer st. 
Main st. 
Summer st. 
Main st. 
Church St. 
Centre st. 
Fenacook st. 
High St. 
Fenacook st. 
Ch.arles st. 
Merrimack st. 
Washington st. 
Washington st. 
High St. 
Fenacook st. 
Summer st. 



Steamer 
keag. 



Pioneer " is a fourth-class Silsby. Hose Carriage is a four-wheel Amos- 



170 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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



OFFICERS. 



Elbridge Emery, Foreman. 
J. E. Plummer, Asst. Foreman. 



John N. Hi!l, 
John C. Huckins, 
H. H. Carpenter, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Ammi Dnbia, 
A. P. Gate, 
Henry H. Bean, 
O W. Coon, 
Wm. L. Batchelder, 
Albert H. Moores, 
Frank E. Fairfield, 
Charles H. Sanders, 
Samuel L. Batchelder, 



George H. Curtis, Clerk. 
Charles C. Chesley, Steward. 



MEMBERS. 



F. E. Tenney, 
William Smith, 
Albert II. C. Knowles, Jr. 
"William H. Knowles, 
Gardner L. Carter, 
James L. Potter, 
Joseph H. Ilussey, 
T. B. Dickerman, 
Edmund L. Sleeper, 
Rodolpli Frost, 
Martin F. Rowell, 
Saiuuel G. Potter. 



Hunneman 5-inch cylinder hand engine, with hose jumper. 



"CATARACT" ENGINE COMPANY No. 3. 
West Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



James M. Grossman, Foreman. 
Frank M. Kenerson, Asst. Foreman. 
John E. Gay, Clerk and Treasurer. 



A RIAL C. Abbott, Steward. 
William Martin, Foreman 0/ Hose. 



William A. Little, 
George Partridge, 
Chandler Eastman, 
Edgar D. Eastman, 
Fred A. Eastman, 
Simeon Partridge, 
J. Howard HolUrook, 
George W. Kemp, 
Omar L. Shepard, 
Joseph Shepard, 
Andrew .J. Abbott, 
James Francis, 



MEMBERS, 



Lewis Parmenter, 
Fiesco Engel, 
Frank W. Thompson, 
Frank J. Coflan, 
Harrison Simpson, 
George Wliitlbrd, 
Edward S. Martin, 
Fred Hackett, 
F. N. Marden, 
E. E. Welch, 
Clarence Coats, 
Charles W. Corser. 



Hunneman 6-inch cylinder hand engine, with hose jumper. 



SUMMARY OF MEMBERS. 



IN PRECINCT. 



Engineers, ........ 

Steamer and hose members, ..... 

Hose members, ....... 

Hook and Ladder members, ..... 

Steward, assistant steward, and regular drivers (3), 



4 
16 
37 

20 
5 

— 82 



WITHOUT PRECINCT 



Engineers, 

Members at Penacook, . 
Members at East Concord, 
Members at West Concord, 



3 

32 
30 
30 
— 95 



177 



REGULATIONS 

OF THB 

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 attached in order 
to reach the fire ; and any company coming to a fire, and find- 
ing an incomplete line of hose laid out from a hydrant or steamer, 
shall attach to and lengthen out such line, in lieu of laying a 
line of its own. 

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

Art. 3. Each engine and hose company shall have equal claim 
to the hydrants ; but it is enjoined upon the engine companies 
to draught their own water from a reservoir, wherever a suit- 
able 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 company may attach 
a second line of hose from such hydrant or steamer, in case the 
same may be necessary, — such company having first laid its 
hose, and being ready to attach the same. 



REGULATIONS. 173 

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 pro- 
ceeding to a fire, to use the utmost care and caution consistent 
with promptness. Racing between companies is forbidden, 
under any circumstances. Any collision or casualty occurring 
to horses or apparatus will be considered a sufficient cause for 
the suspension of the driver in charge at the time. 

Art. 7. No member of any company shall leave the city with- 
out first informing his foreman ; no foreman or assistant engin- 
eer, without first notifying the chief engineer, — in each case the 
party so leaving providing a substitute. 

Art. 8. In case of fire, the foreman first arriving shall be in 
command until the arrival of an engineer. 

Art. 9. Any order issued by the chief or an assistant en- 
gineer shall be promptly obeyed. 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 



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

District 1. Embraces that section of tiie 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. 



LOCATION OF THE FIRE-ALARM BOXES. 

District No. 1. 

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

16. Franklin and Jackson, Keys at James Tucker's, 43 
Franklin ; Charles T. Huntoon's, 47 Franklin. 

17. Alert Hose-House. Keys at Wm. S. Davis's, 25 Wash- 
ington ; Wm. 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 house, 82 Rumford ; 
D. V. Gray's, 90 Rumford ; G. S. Kellom's, 88 Washington. 

District No. 2. 

23. Main and Chapel. Keys at W. P. Ford & Co.'s store, 
165 North Main; Dr. B. S. Warren's, 163 North Main ; H. A. 
Roby's, 7 Summer. 

24. Main and Centre. Keys at Norris A. Dunklee's stable, 
129 North Main; American House, 121 North Main. 

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



FIRE-ALARM BOXES. 175 

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

27. School and Merrimack, Keys at Geo. E. Jenks's, 76 
School; M. V. B. Stimson's, 36 Merrimack. 

District No. 3. 

32. Warren and Pine. Keys at O. Morrill's, 110 Warren ; 
Geo. F. Sewall's, 112 Warren. 

34. Central Fire Station. Keys at Central Fire Station, War- 
ren. 

35. Main and Pleasant. Keys at Elm House, 2 North Main ; 
J. F. Hoit & Co.'s store, 1 North Main ; B. B. Davis's, Masonic 
Temple; Norris & Crockett's bakery, 18 South Main street. 

36. Pleasant and Spring. Keys at John Baker's, 1 North 
Spring ; H. B. Foster's, 53 Pleasant. 

District No. 4. 

41. South and Fulton. Keys at Fred A. Landers's, 22 South ; 
Warren M. Colby's, 23 South ; Mrs. William Huntington's (late 
C. W. Harvey's), 24 South. 

42. Good-Will Hose-House. Keys at Henry W. Clapp's, 38 
Soutl) State; F. H. Upton's store, 47 South State ; John Haw- 
kins's, 9 Cross; S. P. Danforth's, 40 South State; W. R. Car- 
ter's, 42 South State. 

43. Main and Fayette. Keys at Ford & Kimball's office, 29 
South Main ; Mrs. J. S. Abbot's, 24 South Main ; L. A. Smith's, 
23 South Main. 

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

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

Private Boxes. 

5. Concord and Northern Railroads, north end passenger 
station. Keys at Concord Railioad ticket-office, machine-shop 
office, and paint-shop. Northern Railroad train-dispatch office 
and machine-shop office, and in the hands of watchmen of both 
roads. 



176 CITY OF CONCORD. 

6. The Abbot Downing Co. Keys at Abbot-Downing Co.'s 
office, 78 South Main. 

7. New Hampshire Insane Asylum. Keys at New Hamp- 
shire Insane Asylum. 

Keys are also in the hands of the following persons: 

Cliief-Engineer Hill, and Assistants Merrill, Newhall, and 
Tucker. 

Ex-Engineers Lauder, Haskell, Lung, Ladd, Lovejoy, and 
Burleigh. 

Steward Richardson, Assistant Steward Osgood, and Team- 
sters Heath, Potter, and Wingate, at Central Station. 

City Marshal Council, and officers Rand, Jones, Hammond, 
and R. P. Sanborn. 

James H. Sanders, engineer Kearsarge ; C. H. Sanders, en- 
gineer Gov. Hill ; George E. Minot, stieet lighter. 

J. W. Sleeper, D. W. C. Everett, C. Leroy Gilmore, J. Y. 
Mugridge, L. H. Carroll, J. H. Rowell, S. M. Griffin, B. Frank 
Hardy, Frank W. Bluke, Frank D. Owens, and George F. 
Page, Charles T. Page, and J. P. Jewell, Page Belting Co. 



FIRE-ALARM SIGNALS. 

1. Alarms rung in from boxes 41, 42, 43, 45, and 46 will not 
be responded to by the Alert Hose until signalled. The signal 
to proceed to the fire will be a second alarm ; the signal of dis- 
missal, three strokes of tlie bells. 

2. Alarms rung in from boxes 15, 16, 17, 18, and 23 will not 
be responded to by Good-Will Hose until signalled. They will 
be governed by the same signals as the Alert H »se. 

3. Eleven consecutive strokes of the bells, f )llowing any regu- 
lar box-alarm, or duiing any fire, is a call for the relief steamer 
(Gov, Hill), and will be resj)onded to by Eagle Hose, which has 
that steamer in charge. The relief steamer will, however, re- 
spond to \\\e first alarm from box 7 (N. H. Asylum for Insane) 
without special call. 

4. Two roiinds of each eleven strokes of the bells, with an in- 
termission of one minute between the rounds, without any reg- 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 177 

ular box alarm, will signalize the requirement of a steamer from 
outside the Precinct, and will be responded to by Kearsarge and 
Eagle Hose companies alone. In case further aid is necessary, 
the box alarm from 34 (Central Station) will follow. 

(These rounds of eleven strokes, which are signals for the 
relief steamer, or a call from out of town, must not be confound- 
ed with an alarm from private boxes 5, 6, or 7.) 



From the above, it will be seen that the companies are sub- 
ject to calls as follows : 

Kearsarge Steamer and Hose — To all calls except the relief 
steamer. 

Eagle Hose — To all calls, including the relief 

Hook and Ladder — To box alarms only. 

Alert Hose — To box alarms only above Pleasant street, and 
upon second alarm to boxes below. 

Good-Will Hose — To box alarms only below Washington 
street, and upon second alarm to boxes above. 



THE FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH 

is the "Gamewell" patent. It embraces nine miles of wires on 
the main lines, and four miles of extension wires for call-bells. 

On the main line are eighteen fire-alarm boxes belonging to 
the citj', and three private boxes, — in all, twenty-one. There 
are three alarm bells, — two of 2000 pounds each (American 
steel), and one of 1000 pounds (bell metal), with a tower striker 
to each. There are also one engine-house gong, three mechan- 
ical tappers, one repeater, and three indicators. 

On the extension line are nine call-bells. 

The battery consists of seventy-five cups for the main line, 
and five cups for the extension. 

The alarm was put up in 1880 by Edwin Rogers, 115 Con- 
gress street, Boston, Mass. 
12 



178 



CITY OF CON'COKI). 

FIRE-HYDRANTS. 



STREETS. 


LOCATIONS. 


3 

"A 


73 
o 
H 


Main. 












,, 






,, 






„ 






" 


East ai<le Nortli Main, opposite Chapel 




« 












,, 






" 


North-west corner North Main and Capitol 




•' 


E St side North Mai«. opposite Phenix Hotel building 




,, 






<i 






,, 






,, 






n 






J^ 


North-west corner South Main and Cross 

" ^* Thnrndike 




(I 






" 


East side South Main, opposite Ahhoi-Downing Co.'s 


24 


Turnpike. 








*> 


Water. 

State. 




1 






** " Walker 






*' *< Church 


































































































1?> 


Green. 
South. 




1 










,, 






1, 






,< 






,, 






„ 






,, 




R 


Spring. 










Bradley. 
Rum ford. 


*' *' Perley proposed extension... 


3 
1 






North-past corner Rumford and Franklin 


3 


Cliurcli. 




1 




1 









FIRE HYDUANTS, 

FIRE-HYDRANTS— CONTINUED. 



179 



STREETS. 


LOCATIONS. 


bi 

01 

a 


3 






6 
4 
3 
2 

2 
2 
1 

1 
1 










(( 




3 


Washington. 








2 












2 














11 






K 






K 






.( 






tl 




7 


Jackson. 


North-west corner Jiicuson and Beacon 


1 








•( 






i, 




4 


West. 












« 




3 


Railroad Sq'r. 


North-west corner Railroad Square and Depot 




It 




3 


Perley. 






North-east corner Laurel and Pierce 




Tborndike. 


North-east corner Thorndike and Grove 










Fayette. 










Allison. 


North-west corner Allison and Mills 




Free Br. R'd. 


South side Kree Bridge road, near easterly barn 
















K 


East side West Concurd road, near city farm buildings 




'< 


East side High street, West Concord, near S. AV. KeUom's 

G. E. Holden's 

Total 


5 
102 




PRIVATE HYDRANTS. 


















Old State Prison vard 


















W. P. Ford & Co.'s y»rd 


















Total 


22 









180 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



PUBLIC RESERVOIRS. 



1. Main street, opposite Abbot-Downing Co-'s, 

2. " near Tliorndike street,* 

3. " front B. A. Kimball's, . 

4. " corner of Pleasant street,* 

5. " middle front state-house yard, 

6. " rear city hall, 

7. State street, corner of Washington street,* 

8. " corner of Pleasant street, 

9. South street, corner of West street, . 
10 " near Mrs. A. Downing's, 

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

12. Rumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 

13. Orchard street, corner of Pine street,* 

14. School street, corner Summit street,* 

15. Centre street, corner of Union street, 

16. Gas-holder, rear of Main street,* 

17. Franklin street, corner Lyndon street,* 



Capacity — Cubic feet. 

1,000 
1,500 
1,000 
1,500 
1,500 
2,000 
2,000 
1,000 
800 
1,000 
1,100 
1,000 
4,000 
3,500 
1,100 
44,000 
1,500 



*Brick cemented. 



INDEX 



Page 

Aldprinen 3 

Appropriations, 1883 31 

As:<et3, available 26 

Assessors S 

Assistant City Marshal 11, 131 

Assistant City Physician 15 

Assistant Steward Fire Station 10 

Blossom Hill Cemetery 143 

Blossom Hill Cemetery fund 36 

Board of Health 15, 107 

Board of Education 6 

Bonded debt 25 

Bounties 77 

Cemeteries: Committees 16 

Blossom Hill 143 

Blossom Hill fund 36 

East Concord 149 

East Concord fund 37 

Old North 148 

Old North fund 35 

West Concord 150 

West Concord fund 37 

Chief Engineer 9 

Chief Engineer's report 151 

City appropriations 31 

Clerk 4 

Farm Superintendent 15 

Firm report 95 

Marshal 11,129 

Marslial, Assistant 11,131 

paupers 46 

Physician 15, 1 05 

property 29 

Rfgis rar, report 99 

Solicitor, report 135 

Treasurer, report •. 42 

Water- AVorks, report 81 

Clerk, City 4 

Common Council 4 

Police Court 11 



182 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Clocks, Superintendent of 10 

Collector of Taxes 6,41 

Coinniissionerof Hijj;hways 14, 111 

Committee service 64 

Common Council 4 

County paupers 77,90 

County tax 45 

Cullers of Staves 20 

Debt, city 25 , 28 

Decoration Day expenses 72 

Department reports 79 

Dog tax 77 

Drain-layers 14 

East Concord Cemetery 149 

East Concord Cemetery fund 37 

Educational Department 137 

Engineers Fire Department 9 

Engineer, Chief, report 151 

Executive Department, officers 3 

Expenses, detailed account 45 

Farm, City, report 95 

Fence-viewers 19 

Fire Department 151 

city property 29 

expenses 46 

hydrants 178,179 

ofiicers 9, 165 

rejjulations 172 

roll 165 

Fire-alarm sif^nals 174, 175 

Fires and al.irms 161 

Fish Wardens 19 

Funded debts 25, 27 

Furnisliing council-rooms 72 

Game Wardens 19 

Health Department 99 

Health, Board of, report 107 

Health Ofiicers 15 

Highways 51, 111 

Commissioners of 14 

report Ill 

Hydrants, expenses 74 

Incidentals 60 

Inspector of Petroleum 19 

Interest paid 45 

Joint Standing Committees 4 

Knibbs patent suits 72 

Library officers 8 



INDEX. 183 

Library expenses 69 

report 139, 140 

Licensed Drain-layera 14 

Ligkling streets 73 

Fenacook 74 

Marshal, City and Asst. City 11 

Mayor 3 

Messenger, City 6 

Moderators 17 

Municipal debt 25, 27 

Niglit watch 12 

Officers, city 3 

Old North Cemetery 148 

fund 35 

Overseers of Poor 14, 89, 90 

Park, Penacook 16, 71, 127 

Patent suits 72 

Paupers, expenses 45 

county 90 

Penacook Park, report 71 

Phjpician, City, report 105 

Police Department, officers 11, 12 

reports 129 

Justice, report 133 

Special, report 134 

Court, officers 11 

and Watcli expenses 63 

Polls, number of 24 

Poor Department 14, 89 

Precinct, appropriations 31 

expenses 73 

debts 27 

property 30 

Printing and stationery 67 

Professional services - 67 

Property, city 29 

Pound-keeper 19 

Public Library 69, 139 

Schools, committees 6 

Quarries 76 

Rate of taxation 23 

Real estate, city 29 

Refurnishing Council-rooms 72 

Registrar of Vital Statistics 15, 99 

Regulations Fire Department 172 

municipal 2 

Running expenses 43, 75 

Salaries 65 

Schools and school-house taxes 68, 69 

Sealers of Leather 20 

Weights and Measures 19 



184 CITT OF CONCORD. 

Selectmen 18 

Sewers and drains 5, 74, 121 

Sewer no es 127 

Special Police 12 

Special Police Justice report 134 

Sprinkling streets 119 

Solicitor's report 135 

Stauiiiiig committees 4 

State-house loan , 27 

State tax 45 

Street Department— officers 14 

expenses 51 

property 30 

reports Ill 

Street sprinkling 119 

Stone quarrries 76 

Superiuteudeut City Farm 15 

Clocks 10 

Fire Alarm 10 

Park 16 

Schools 6 

Streets 14 

Water- Works 9 

Superintending School Committee 7 

Surveyors of Masonry 20 

Painting 21 

Stone 21 

Wood • • • • 21 

Taxes assessed 24 

Tax Collector's report 41 

Transfer account 76 

Treasui'er, City, report 42 

Library, report 140 

Water-Works, report 58 

Trust funds 33 

Trustees Public Library 8 

Undertakers 17 

Valuation of city 24 

Vital Statistics, Registrar 15, 99 

Ward Clerks 18 

Ward House, Ward 7 '3 

Water- Works rt-port 81 

Commissioners 9 

property 30 

bonds 27 

West Concord Cemetery report 150 

fund 37