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THE THIRTY-SECOHD 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



City of Concoed, 



,FOB THE TEAK ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1884: 



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




CONCORD, N. H.: 

PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 

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MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS 



FOB PAYMENT OF BILLS AGAINST THE CITY. 



All persons furnishing matei'ials or service for the city, or aid to the 
city poor, should be particular to take the name of the person ordering 
such service, material, or aid, and should knoiv 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 appointed 
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 had upon the bill by 
the Committee on Accounts, and no order will be given for its payment. 

When bills are certified to as above, and left with the city clerk before 
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. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, Oily Clerk. 



CITY GOVERNMENT, 

CONCORD, N. H. 

Inaugurated fourth Tuesday in January, biennially. 



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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 $G0 each for committee service. 

Ward I— JOHN E. HARDEN. 
Ward 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 (5— JOHN T. BATCHELDER. 

JOSEPH H. LANE. 

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



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CITY CLERK. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, S800 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, bat 
allowed $30 each for committee service. 

President— GEORGE H. EMERY. 

Ward i— JOHN W. POWELL. 
Ward 2— F ALES P. VIRGIN. 
TFard 5— JEREMIAH QUINN. 
Ward 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 South 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 Pillsbury and Lamprey ; 

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

Councilmen Ring and Moulton. 
On Lands and Buildings — Aldermen Lamprey and Lane. 

Councilmen Abbott and Ring. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 

On Public Instruction — Aldermen Thorn and Saltmarsh ; 

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

Councilmen Bean and Powell. 
On Roads 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 Ordiyiances — 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. 

WILLIAM F. THAYER. 

Office: First National Bank. 



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CITY MESSENGER. 

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

service. 

RICHARD P. SANBORN. 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 

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

THOMAS M. LANG, 2d. 

Office : 53 North Main St. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Union School-DMrict. 

Three elected annually in March by inhabitants of Union school-district. Salary $226 
per aimum for the Board. 

JOHN C. THORN, Term expires March, 1885. 

PARSONS B. COGSWELL, 

HENRY J. CRIPPEN, 

AI B. THOMPSON, 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, 

GEORGE W. CROCKETT, 

JOSEPH C. A. HILL, 

DANIEL B. DONOVAN, 

CHARLES R. CORNING, 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

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

WARREN CLARK. 

Oflice : Sanborn's Block, Capitol St. 





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CITY GOVERNMENT. 7 

SUPERINTENDING SCHOOL COMMITTEES. 

WEST CONCOfiD— District No. 3. 

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

ELLA R. HOLDEN, Term expires March, 1885. 
FRED. A. EASTMAN, " " 1886. 

GEORGE R. PARMENTER, " " 1887. 

EAST CONCORD— District No. 12. 

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

GEORGE H. CURTIS, Term expires March, 1885. 
ELBRIDGE EMERY, " " 1886. 

PENACOOK— District No. 20. 

One member of Board of Education elected annually in March by inhabitants of dis- 
trict. Salary, .¥27 per annum for the Board. 

WILLIAM W. ALLEN, Term expires March, 1885. 
ALFRED E. EMERY, " " 1886. 

EDMUND H. BROWN, " " 1887. 

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, .$170 per annum for the Board. 

WILLIAM W. FLINT. 
CHARLES B. STRONG.* 
ABIAL ROLFE.f 
GEORGE H. CURTIS. 



TRUANT OFFICERS. 

Appointed biennially in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, as 

such, none. 

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

♦Resigned, t Elected to fill vacancy. 



CITY OF CONCORD. 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

TRUSTEES. 

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

Ward i— ABIAL ROLFE. 
Ward 5— JOSEPH T. CLOUGH. 
Ward 5— PAUL R. HOLDEN. 
Ward 4— WILLIAM L. FOSTER. 
Ward 5— HENRY W. STEVENS. 
Ward 6— JAMES S. NORRIS. 
Ward 7— Rev. THOMAS G. VALPEY.* 
WILLIAM W. FLINT.t 



LIBRARIAN< 

Appointed annually by trustees of library. Salary, $600 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. 

Ward 5— HARRISON PARTRIDGE. 

Ward 4— GILBERT H. SEAVEY. 

Ward 5— CURTIS WHITE. 

Ward 6— GEORGE S. DENNETT. 

Ward 7— JONATHAN B. WEEKS. 

Chairman — Gilbert H. Seavet. 
Clerk — Abial Rolfe. 



♦Resigned. 

t Elected to till vacancy. 



CITY OOVERNMENT. 



CITY WATER-WORKS. 

WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

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

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, Mayor, ex-officio. 
SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, term expires March 31, 1885. 
LUTHER P. DURGIN, 
JOHN KIMBALL, 
WILLIAM M. CHASE, 
JAMES L. MASON, 
JAMES R. HILL,* 
JOSEPH H. ABBOTT,! 

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





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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. 

Appoiated annually in January by Mayor, and coniirmed 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. 

♦Deceased. 

t Elected to fill vacancy. 



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FOR PENACOOK. 

Salary, $15 per anuum. 

WILLIAM H. ALLEN. 

FOR EAST CONCORD. 

Salary, §10 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 contirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $600' 

per annum. 

EBEN F. RICHARDSON. 



ASSISTANT STEWARD CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

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

per annum. 

GEORGE L. OSGOOD. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF FIRE ALARM. 

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

per annum. 

EBEN F. RICHARDSON. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF CITY CLOCKS. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $50 

per annum. 

JOSEPH B. STANLEY.* 

♦Deceased. 



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 C ouncil. Salary, §2 per day of actual service. 

BENJAMIN E. BADGER. 



CITY SOLICITOR. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, 

ROBERT A. RAY. 

Office : Over First National Bank. 



CLERK OF POLICE COURT. 

Appointed by Police Justice. Salary, S200 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, $900 per annum. 

JOHN CONNELL. 

Office: Corner North Main and Warren Sts. 



ASSISTANT CITY IVIARSHAL. 

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

GEORGE W. COREY. 

Office: Penacook. 



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REGULAR POLICE AND NIGHT WATCH. 

Appointed biennially 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 
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. 

Harrison H. Carpenter, Albert H. C. Knowles, 

Moody S. Farnum, Charles H. Sanders, 

Anthony P. Cate, Horatio H. Hussey, 

James A. Hussey. 



George Partridge, 
Frank H. Currier, 



Ward 3. 

Caleb P. Little, 
Simeon Partridge, 
Harrison Partridge. 



Ward 4. 



Hiram Brown, 
Samuel M. Griffin, 
Richard P. Sanborn, 
Richard M. Ordway, 
Frank S. Dodge, 
Edwin D. Clough, 
Jeremiah P. W. Roach, 
David B. Murphy, 



James M. Jones, 
James H. Rowell, 



Benj. F. Sherburne, 
James J. Donagan, 
Joseph J. Wyman, 
Nathaniel Bond,' 
Edwin A. Miller, 
John T. Kimball, 
Horace S. Abbott, 
Nat. P. Eastman. 



Ward o. 



Edward Dow, 
Joseph H. Mace, 



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George D. Richardson, 
George A. Foster, 
Josiah C. Shaw, 
Charles E. Savory, 
George S. Locke, 

Charles T. 



Daniel E. Howard, 
Alvah C. Ferrin, 
Ebeu F. Richardson, 
John E. Gove, 
Thomas B. Underhill, 
Lane. 



Ward 6. 



Henry Green, 
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, 



George L. Theobald, 
Norris A. Dunklee, 
David L. Neal, 
Edward 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, 
Georare A. Huntoon. 



SPECIAL POLICE AT RAILROAD. 



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



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



RAILROAD POLICE. 

Conductors. 



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

Fred C 



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



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STREET DEPARTMENT. 

COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Bond satisfactory to Board of Mayor 
and Aldermen. Salary, $600 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. Kenney, Lyman R. Fellows, 

Michael Murphy, Richard M. Ordway, 

Niram M. Keyes, Joel W. Bean, 

Horace S. Abbott, Miles F. Farmer, 

Michael Bateman. 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 

Elected biennially 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. 



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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. 

VACANT. 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 

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

DR. GEORGE COOK. 

Office: Centre St., near State. 



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 service. 

JOHN CONNELL. 
GEORGE COOK. 
ALFRED E. EMERY. 



REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS. 

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

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN. 

Office : City Hall. 



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SUPERINTENDENT OF PENACOOK PARK. 

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

0. F. RICHARDSON. 

West Concord. 



CEMETERY COMMITTEES. 

One from each ward (except wards 4, 5, and 6, consolidated), elected annually in Jan- 
uary by City Council for three years. Salary, none. 

"WARD 1. 

JOHN G. WARREN, Term expires January, 1885. 

JOHN WHITAKER, " " 1886. 

JOHN A. COBURN, " " 1887. 

WARD 2. 

CHARLES E. STANIELS, Term expires January, 1885. 
JOHN E. FRYE, " " 1886. 

JOSEPH E. PLUMMER, " " 1887. 

WARD 3. 

BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY, Term expires January, 1885. 
JAMES M. CROSSMAN, " " 1886. 

OMAR L. SHEPARD, " " 1887. 

WARDS 4, 5, AND 6. 

JAMES MINOT, Term expires Janua^ry, 1885. 

JAMES H. CHASE, " " 1886. 

JOHN E. ROBERTSON, " " 1887. 

WARD 7. 

ISAAC N. ABBOTT, Term expires January, 1885. 

JOHN HAZELTINE, " " 1886. 

WOODBURY FLANDEILS, " " 1887. 



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UNDERTAKERS. 

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

FOR OLD AND BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERIES. 

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

Ward i— JAMES H. FRENCH. 
Ward 2— JOHN B, CURTIS. 
Ward 5— GEORGE R. PARMENTER. 
Ward 4— BENJAMIN E. BADGER. 
Ward 5— CHARLES C. DANFORTH. 



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Ward 6— GEORGE O. DIC'KERMAN. 
Ward 7— HARRY G. SARGENT. 



SELECTMEN. 

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

Ward i— WILLIAM H. MOODY. 

MARTIN NOLAN. 

ISAAC P. DURGIN. 
Ward 5— ISAAC F. POTTER. 

EDWARD J. LYLE. 

WILLIAM P. CURTIS. 
Ward 5— GEORGE TRIG KEY. 

GEORGE B. LITTLE. 

ALVIN C. POWELL, 
^ard 4— CHARLES H. JONES. 

GEORGE F. KELLEY'. 

NATHANIEL BOND. 
TFarc? 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 iu November by voters of each ward. Salary, $5 each per annum 

Ward i— FREDERICK M. MORSE. 
Ward 5— FRANK P. CURTIS. 
Wards— FRET> A. EASTMAN. 
Ward 4— CHARLES A. DAVIS. 
Ward 5— GEORGE W. LINCOLN. 
Ward 6— HOWARD M. COOK. 
Ward 7— GEORGE B. WHITTREDGE. 



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CITY GOVERNMENT. 19 

INSPECTOR OF PETROLEUM. 

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

J. HENRY HAMILTON. 



CITY LIQUOR AGENTS. 

Elected annually in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. 

FOR CENTRAL WARDS. 

Salary, §400 per annum. 

JONATHAN F. COTTON. 

Office : 12 Pleasant St. 

FOR PENACOOK. 

Salary $150 per annum. 

J. IRVING HOIT. 



FISH AND CAME WARDENS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. No fees. 

FRED. H. GOULD. 
LOWELL EASTMAN. 
HERBERT M. SABIN. 
FALES 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. 



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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. 



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 biennially in January by City Council. Fees, bbl. staves, 28 cts. ; hhd. staves, 
34 cts. ; pipe staves, 40 cts. ; butt staves, 45 cts. ; hoops, 50 cts. ; heading, : 3 cts. per 
M., — paid by party for whom culling is done. 

LP:0NARD BELL. 
WILLIAM HAY WARD. 
DANIEL HUFF. 



WEIGHERS OF HAY, COAL, &c. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, reasonable price}perUoad, paid by 
party requiring the service. 

Orin T. Carter, Frank J. Pillsburv, 

Joseph H. Abbott, Henry E. Chamberlin, 

D. Arthur Brown, Lyman Merrill, 

Seth R. Dole, George R. Purington, 

Lewis B. Hoit, Sylvester Stevens, 

J. Frank Hoit, John E. Robertson, 

Patrick H. Larkin, Charles P. Rowell, 

Henry W. Ranlet, John N. Hill, 

Omar L. Shepard, C-harles S. Parker, 

George B. Whittredge, John H. Burkhardt, 

Samuel B. Davis, Hiram O. Marsh. 



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SURVEYORS OF MASONRY. 

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

employing. 



Richard M. Ordway, 
Nahum Robinson, 
Giles Wheeler, 
Edward Dow, 



William H. Keuuey, 
Lyrnan R. Fellows, 
Benjamin H. Couch, 
Leonard W. Bean. 



SURVEYORS OF PA8NTING. 

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

employing. 



Edward Dow, 
Giles Wheeler, 



Edward A. Moulton, 
Charles E. Savory, 



Georo;e N. Smart. 



SURVEYORS OF STONE. 

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

employing. 



Simeon Abbott, 
Edward Dow, 
George W. Emerton, 
Giles Wheeler, 



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



SURVEYORS OF WOOD, LUMBER, AND BARK. 

Elected biennially 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, 
Benjamin H. Couch, 



John Abbott, 
Andrew Bunker, 
Abner G. Hall, 
Edwin D. Clough, 
George Fi-ye, 
James F. Nelson, 
Robert Moore, 
Weston Cofran, 
A. Frank Holt, 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



Thomas Kilburn, 
Edward Runnells, 
David R. Richardson, 
Daniel S. Webster, 
John T. Batchelder, 
William A. Chesley, 
Silvester P. Danforth, 
Jeremiah S. Noyes, 
S. Lowell French, 
Nathaniel S. Shaw, 
Charles Kimball, 
Stephen K. Little, 
Alfred Clark, 
Daniel A. Brown, 
Joseph T. Clough, 
Andrew S. Farnura, 
John C. Linehan, 
John F. Scott, 
John Whitaker, 
Nathaniel P. Richardson, 
J. Frank Hastings, 
John H. Burkhardt, 

Nathaniel 



Omar L. Shepard, 
Jonathan B. Weeks, 
Charles Couch, 
John H. Rolfe, 
William Ballard, 
Walter W. Cochran, 
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, 
H. Shattuck. 



1884r. 

Population of the city (census 1880) 13,845 

Valuation of the city $9,877,874.00 

Tax assessed for the year $148,290.26 

Rate of taxation $1.15 per $100 

.11 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. 


1860 




2,577 


1861 




2,497 


1862 




2,350 


1863 




2,454 


1864 




2,539 


1865 




2,495 


1866 




2,762 


1867 




2,822 


1868 




3,120 


1869 




3,205 


1870 




3,187 


1871 




3,338 


1872 




3,767 


1873 




3,613 


1874 




3,784 


1875 




3,941 


1876 




3,911 


1877 




4,015 


1878 




3,869 


1879 




3,536 


1880 




3,672 


1881 




3,505 


1882. 




Polls. 


Ward 1, 


402 




2, 


210 




3, 


239 




4, 


907 




.5, 


690 




6, 


820 




7, 


393 


Non-r 


esident, 






3,661 


1883. 




Polls. 


Ward 


1, 


447 




2, 


208 




3, 


244 



Valuation. 
$4,307,192 
4,423,936 
4,308,568 
3,775,206 
3,832,800 
5.549,002 
4,934,082 
5,006,774 
5,378,365 
5,581,459 
5,751,928 
5,891,993 
5,917,054 
9,012,650 
9,000,526 
9,216,195 
9,222,625 
9,405,117 
9,241,485 
10,604.465 
10,150,586 
10,062.894 

Valuation. 

$816,552 

439,108 

439,868 

2,299,970 

3,206,206 

2,462,667 

643,881 



$10.:508,052 

Valuation. 
$811,471 

420,500 
442,196 



Tax. 

$47,082.25 
46,290.48 
50,945.01 
60,293.82 
89,931.97 
158,787.29 
116,192.97 
145,173.49 
126,889.71 
146,791.64 
133,953.94 
137,844.70 
141,122.97 
158,281.13 
171,045.61 
175,234.68 
163,768.29 
177,040.27 
162,038.53 
155,964.99 
172,831.12 
163,285.55 

Ta.K. 

$10,373.39 

4,811.94 

4,913.00 

35,366.97 

49,356.47 

38,094.66 

7,715.17 

1,320.00 

$151,941.54 

Tax. 
$11,279.32 
5,316.36 
6,803.32 



FUNDED DEBT. 



25 



Ward 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, 






1,604.46 




3,816 


$10,023,216 


$169,498.95 


1884. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


407 


805,023 


$10,338.78 


2, 


212 


414,798 


4,568.81 


3, 


245 


463,839 


6,009.11 


4, 


956 


2,147,933 


33,742.35 


5, 


667 


3,045,000 


47,839.59 


6, 


818 


2,350,193 


36,624.04 


7, 


429 


651,088 


7,804.81 


Non-resident, 






1,362.77 




3,734 


$9,877,874 


$148,290.26 



MUNICIPAL FUNDED DEBT. 



CITY BONDS PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS : 



When due. 


Bate of interest. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


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 


Jan. 1, 1891, 


6, 


annually, 


1,000 


Oct. 1, 1891, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


6,250 


Nov. 1, 1891, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


6,000 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



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 



$125,000 

I 

NOTES ON ACCOUNT OF EXTENSION OF PARK AND CAPITOL STREETS. 



Aug. 1, 1885, 


4, 


semi 


-annually, 


$5,000 


Aug. 1, 1886, 


4, 


semi 


-annually. 


5,000 




$135,000 




CITY DEBT NOT 


FUNDED. 




Bonds overdue, not presented, . 


, 


$500.00 




Coupons overdue 


, not presented, 


. 


397.50 




Interest accrued, 


not yet due, . 


. 


2,286.67 




Due school-districts, 


, 


2,244.41 












$5,428.58 
135,000.00 


Funded debt, 


• 


• 



Total city debt. 



140,428.58 



AVAILABLE ASSETS. 



Cash in treasury, 
Collectible taxes, 1882, 

" " 1883, 

" " 1884, 

Due from county of Merrimack, 
Balance on sale city farm, due 1885, 

Indebtedness above assets, 



$23,923.35 

1,280.13 

12,998.95 

22,672.21 

2,173.43 

2,500.00 



55,548.07 
$74,880.51 



FUNDED DEBT. 
PRECINCT'S FUNDED DEBTS. 

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



27 



When dne. 


Rate of interest. 


Interest payable. 


Dec. 1 


1885, 


6, 


semi 


-annually. 


Dec. 1 


1886, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1887, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1888, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1889, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1890, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1891, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1892, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1893, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1894, 


6, 






Dec. 1 


1895, 


6, 




'■ 


Dec. 1 


1896, 


6, 




u 



Amount. 

$1,500.00 
2,500.00 
3,000.00 
3,500.00 
2,000.00 
3,000.00 
2,000.00 
2,000.00 
2,000.00 
3,000.00 

10,000.00 
7,000.00 



SEWER PRECINCT NOTES. 



Dec. 1, 1885, 
Dec. 1, 1886, 



6, 
4, 



annually, 



$8,000.00 
8,000.00 



WATER PRECINCT BONDS. 



April 1, 


1892, 


6, 


April 1, 


1894, 


6, 


April 1 


1895, 


6, 


Oct. 1, 


1912, 


4, 



semi-annually. 



$200,000.00 

130,000.00 

20,000.00 

45,000.00 



$452,500.00 



28 CITY OF CONCORD. 

PRECINCT'S DEBTS NOT FUNDED. 

Bonds overdue, but uot preseuted, . $100.00 

Coupons overdue, but not presented, . 523.00 

Interest accrued, but not yet due, . 224.17 



$847.17 
Precinct's funded debts, .... 452,500.00 



Precinct's debts, $453,347.17 

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



Net precinct debts, $451,347.17 



RECAPITULATION. 

Net city debts above assets, .... $74,880.51 
Net precinct's debts above assets, . . . 451,347.17 

Aggregate indebtedness of city and precinct over 
available assets. 



$526,227.68 



Aggregate city and precinct indebtedness, January 

1, 1884, ' 553,649.75 



Decrease for the vear, .... $27,422.07 



CITY PROPERTY. 



29 



PROPERTY 



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



Heal 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 East 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, East Concord, . 

House and lot on Plains, 

Ward house, West street, 

Childrens' Play-ground, 

White Park, .... 

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, ...... 



$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 

4,475.00 

1,500.00 

3,000.00 



$4,000.00 

3,000.00 

3,000.00 

1,500.00 

600.00 

600.00 

400.00 

400.00 

400.00 

400.00 

3,500.00 

3,000.00 

2,000.00 



109,175.00 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



Four horses, .... 

Harnesses and stable fixtures, 
Supply wagon and sleigh, 
Wagon and sleigh for Central station, 

Street Department. 

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

Three horses. 

Two stone rollers. 

Three street sprinklers, 

Stone crusher, engine, and building, 

Street sweeper, 

Horse-cart and wagon. 

Road machines, 

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, . 



$800.00 
300.00 
200.00 
100.00 



$24,200.00 



$400.00 
500.00 
250.00 
600.00 
2,000.00 
300. OJ 

50.00 
225.00 

50.00 

15.00 
125.00 

85.00 
200.00 



$5,000.00 

1,000.00 

55.00 

25.00 

100.00 



$4,800.00 



;, 180.00 



$144,355.00 



PRECINCT PROPERTY 

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



Citv AVater- Works, 



$395,000.00 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS. 



31 



CITY APPROPRIATIONS, 

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, 
legal expenses, 
salaries, 
public libraiT, 
schools, 

decorating soldiers' graves, 
Penacook park 

rent of Elagle hall for armory, 
ward-house, Ward 7, 



1884. 

il7,000.00 

8,500.00 

25,372.00 

24,965.89 

1,500.00 

12,000.00 

5,000.00 

21,000.00 

1,150.00 

5,000.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

5,500.00 

2,000.00 

22,225.00 

150.00 

500.00 

200.00 

2,500.00 



4156,062.89 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS. 1884. 



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 
2,550.00 
8,000.00 
1,280.00 
3,200.00 
4,000.00 
2,200.00 



$22,230.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 



CITY TREASURER'S ACCOUNT 

AS CUSTODIAN OF TRUST FUNDS. 

The income from these trusts is paid only upon the Mayor's special order, certifying 
that the requirements of the trust are fulfilled. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

From Trust Funds held by the city, during the year 1884. 



ABIAL WALKER TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1884, .... $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 



34 CITY OK CONCOHL). 

C. PARKER LYON TRUST. 

For the; Uonefit of the I'ublic Library. Annual income to bf expended in the purchase 
of books for the Public Library. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1884, .... $1,000.00 
Invested in note of Concord, city precinct, 

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

INCOME KECEIVEO. 

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, 1884, .... $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, 1884, .... $200.00 
Invested in city of Nashua bond, due 

181)0, 6 per cent., .... $200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, ....... $12.00 

Balance on hand, ..... $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, 1884, .... $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, 1884, $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. 



Balance from last year, .... $1.64 
Cash for interest, . . . . . 42,64 



$44.28 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for cemetery committee, . . $44.28 



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, Dec. 31, 1883, 
Less cash for interest on hand 
Jan. 1, 1883, withdrawn from 
income account to meet balance 
of appropriation, . . . . 

CapitalJan. 1, 1884, 
Added during 1884, 

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

Merrimack county bonds, 5 " 

N. H. bonds, 0, " 

City of Concord bonds, G " 

City of Concord bonds, 4 "■ 

Town of Franklin, 4* " 

N. H, Savings Bank, 4 " 

Cash on hand . . . . 



[,199.92 



222.91 

^3,977.01 
600.00 

$550.00 
900.00 
200.00 
200.00 

1,000.00 
700.00 
427.01 
600.00 



t,577.01 



t, 577. 01 



INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest 1884, $181.53 

EXPENDED. 

Paid James H. Chase for cemetery committee, . . $181.53 



TRUST FUNDS. 37 



WEST CONCORD CEMETERY FUND. 



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



Capital, Jan. 1, 1884, . . $77.00 
Added during 1884, . . 12.00 

$89.00 



Invested in Merrimack Co. Sav- 

ings-Bank, at 4 per cent., . . . $89.00 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Balance on hand from last year, . . $5.90 
Interest accrued to Dec. 31, 1884, . . 3.08 



Cash on hand, $8.98 



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, 1884, . . $32.50 
Added during 1884, . . 7.50 



$40.00 



Invested in deposit in N. H. Sav- 
ings-Bank, . . . $32.50 
Oash on hand, . . . 7.50 



$40.00 



Interest becomes due Jan. 1, 1885. 



38 CITY OF CONCORD. 

PAUL WENTWORTH TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1884, . . $200.00 

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

per cent., . . • . . $200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, .... $1.45 

Received for interest, ...... 8.00 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expenses incurred, . $2.50 
Balance on hand, ..... 6.95 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $4.00 
Balance cash on hand, . . . . 2.00 



$9.45 



$9.45 



THEODORE FRENCH TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1884, . . $100.00 

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

percent., $100.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance from last \'ear, ...... $2.00 

Received from interest, 1884 4.00 



6.00 



$6.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 39 

JAMES NIcQUESTION TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1884, . . $200.00 

Invested in Merrimack county bond, due 

1890, at 5 per cent., .... S200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 



Balance on hand from last year, . . $5.00 

Received for interest, 1884, . . . 10.00 



$15.00 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $5.50 
Balance on hand, . . . . . 9.50 



$15.00 



SARAH M. K. ADAMS TRUST. 

So much of the income of the trust as necessary, to be devoted to the care of lot No. 179, 
Block H., Blossom Hill Cemetery; balance of income, for building cemetery fence, 
&c., under conditions. 

Capital, March 1, 1884,. . $700.00 

Invested in deposit at Merrimack County 

Savings-Bank, at 4 per cent., . . $700.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Received for interest, 1884, . . . $24.50 

EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $17.50 
Balance on hand, .... 7.00 



^24.50 



40 CITY OF CONCORD. 

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, Jan. 1, 1884, . $1,000.00 

Invested in Concord sewer bond, dne 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 



Balance on hand from last year, . . $25.50 
Received for interest, 1884, . . . 40.00 



$65.50 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $13.50 
Balance on hand, .... 52.00 



55.50 



ELIZA W. UPHAM TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1,1884, .... $200.00 

Invested in Merrimack County Savings- 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, .... $3.33 
Received for interest, 1884, ..... 8.12 

$11.45 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $7.00 

Cash on hand, 4.45 

$11.45 



TRUST FUNDS. 41 

GEORGE G. FOGG TRUST. 

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

Capital, .... $200.00 

Invested iu two shares of stock of the 
Atchiuson, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail- 
road, S200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Received for interest, 1884, . . . $12.0 » 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $9. .50 
-Cash on hand, ..... 2. .50 

$12.00 



42 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer, 
Dr. 



REPORT OF THE 



In Account 



Balance cash on hand Jan. 1, 1884, , 


$12,101.30 


Received of 




C. T. Huntoon, taxes 1881, 


1,599.65 


" interest 1881, . 


31.57 


" taxes 1882, 


2,000.00 


" taxes 1883, 


.33,000.00 


interest 1883, . 


500.00 


T. M. Lang, 2d, taxes 1884, . 


122,765.00 


State of New Hampshire, railroad tax. 


19,523.68 


" " savings-bank tax, 


21.217,68 


" " literary fnnd tax, 


1.410.08 


" "• insurance tax. 


37.50 


E. H, Woodman, city farm. 


4,376.77 


Merrimack county, ..... 


1,903.62 


E. H. Woodman, fire department, 


240.00 


" highways. 


984.43 


"■ paint-shop. 


12.00 


" sprinkling street. 


792.00 


" incidentals 


56.00 


" Penacook Park, 


40.88 


" Kimball & Danforth, rent, 


18.00 


S. Dana, police justice, .... 


645.92 


B. E. Badger, special justice. 


192.01 


J. A. Cochran. Merrimack county. 


12.00 


" Northern Railroad, . 


11.28 


" school-district No. 3, . 


382.50 


'• county paupers. 


30.00 


" licenses, .... 


140.00 


" wood sold, 


37.37 


" dating stamp sold, 


2.00 


" bounties, .... 


224.90 


Sundry persons, rent of stone quarries, 


99.11 


J. E. Rand, licenses, .... 


119.50 


G. W. Corey, licenses, .... 


5.00 


Ray & Walker, incidentals. 


18.00 


R. P. Sanborn, fuel and gas, 


34.50 


Connell & Savory, rent, .... 


15.00 


Walker legacy, interest, .... 


GO. 00 




$224,639.15 



48 



CITY TREASURER. 



"WITH 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Cr. 



Paid out on account of 
City bonds, 
Bounties, 
Dog tax, . 
Penacook Park, since returned 
Precinct bonds, 
Merrimack county, 

City paupers, 

State tax, 

County tax. 

Committee service. 

Decoration day. 

Fire department. 

Lighting streets. Ward 1, 

Penacook Park, 

Ward-liouse, Ward 7, 

Incidentals, 

Interest, . 

Police and watch. 

Printing and stationery, 

Precinct, . 

Library, 

Professional services, 

Salaries, . 

Highways, 

School-house tax, 

Schools, 

Sewers, 

Balance cash on hand, 



$18,000.00 




224.90 




173.00 




26.88 




9,000.00 




1,998.46 






129,423.24 




SI, 209. 39 




25,372.00 




24,965.89 




1,140.00 




150.00 




12,385.31 




500.00 




249.12 




4,734.29 




8,210.76 




8.595.00 




5.495.07 




1,061.65 




10,923.73 




2.000.00 




250.00 




5,578.03 




24,186.84 




134.00 




32,442.47 




1.709.01 




•till 


71 '^()-'> 56 




t X »i ^ \f —i ttJXr 

23,923.35 



$224,639.15 



ACCOUNT OF 
COLLECTORS OF TAXES 



The undersigned Collector reports that the books are all 
^squared to the year 1882, the taxes of previous years having 
been fully balanced 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 : 

I 882 . 

List committed to collector as corrected, . $151,953.91 

■Collected and paid treasurer, . . $148,500.00 

Abatements, ..... 2,173.78 

Balance supposed to be collectible, 1,280.13 

$151,953.91 



I 883. 

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

Collected and paid treasurer, . . $153,000.00 

Estimated abatements, including taxes 

on bank stock, .... 3,500.00 

Balance supposed to be collectible, . 12,998.95 



-$169,498.95 



CHARLES T. HUNTOON, 

Collector. 



The undersigned collector reports his transactions since he 
assumed his duties as collector in April, 1884, as follows ; 

List committed to collector, .... $148,290.26 

Collected and paid treasurer, . . $122,765.00 

Discounts and abatements, . . . 2,853.05 
Balance uncollected, .... 22,672.21 

$148,290.26 

THOMAS M. LANG, 2d, Collector. 



CITY EXPENSES. 

FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 

1884: 

Being an itemized account, made tip from the books oftlie City Cleric, of 
the payments made by the City Treasurer, on account of 

jR TINNING- EXPENSES. 



The arrangement of the details of expenditure which follows is intended 
to furnish such information as is desired by the public, and is in accoi'd- 
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. 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 December 31, 
1884, and salaries and committee service have been paid for the full muni- 
cipal year. The expenses of the year which are included in the general 
running expense, may be seen in the aggregate at the end of the detailed 
account here given. This is intended to include interest, but not the 
payment of maturing bonds. 

STATE TAX. 

Paid Solon A. Carter, state treasurer, . . $25,372.00 



COUNTY TAX. 

Paid George P. Little, county treasurer, . . $24,965.89 



INTEREST. 

Paid coupons and interest account, . . . $f^, 595.00' 



46 CITY OF CONCORD. 

PAUPERS. 

Appropriation for 1884, . . . $1,500.00 

Received from Merrimack couuty, . 1,903.62 

for wood sold, . . . 37.37 

on pauper account, . . 30.00 

$3,470.99 
Surplus carried to transfer account, • 2,261.60 

Paid as follows : 

Mrs. O. A. Kimball, aid, . . $32.00 

J. A. Cochran, casli paid out, . . 12.70 

Dr. Geo. Cook, prof . services, . . 193.25 

N. H. Asylum, board, . . . 304.64 

J. H. Rowell, wood, . . . 28.88 

Town of Warren, Bixby family, . 7.". 1)0 

State Industrial School, board, . 7'.'. 50 

Concord Water- Works, . . . 2.00 

C. R. Schoolcraft & Co., supplies, . 14.00 

Lewis B. Hoit & Co., groceries, . 10.86 

Foot & Morse, groceries, . . 86.00 

Town of Bartlett, for Jas. H. Eastman, 94.88 

Hillsborough county, for Ellen Ahern, 30.50 

Asenath Glover, aid, . . . 20.00 

E. E. Graves, prof, services, . . 10.50 

Whittemore & Reed, groceries, . 20.00 

Kate F. Kimball, board Gray child, . 62.00 

Geo. W. Kemp, for O. B. MoOre, . 61 .89 

John N. Bruce, undertaker, . . 25.00 

Underbill & Kittredge, medicines, . 28.39 

Micliael Harrington, rent, . . 12.00 

Peabodv A. Morse, aid, . . . 4.50 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation for 1884, . . . $12,000.00 

Received for horses sold, . . . 240.00 

Deficiency brouglit from transfer acc't, 145.31 



$1,209.39 



$1,209.39 



12,385.31 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



47 



Paid as follows : 
Central Station. 

Ebeu ¥. Richardson, steward, 

Oeo. L. Osgood, assis't steward, 

Frank M. Heath, teamster, 

Willis K. Wingate, " 

Mrs. B. M. Pratt, washing, . 

C. R. Schoolcraft & Co., hay, 

J. F. Cotton & Co., hay, 

Frank Coffin, hay, . 

Calvin Clough, sawing wood, . 

John W. Law, " 



Thompson & Bethune, hardware and supplies, 81.00 

A. P. Fitch, supplies, .... 55.79 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . . . 339.28 

Underhill & Kittredge, supplies, . . 37.59 

Munns & Paige, plumbing and steam, . 85.22 

W. S. Davis & Son, repairs, . . . 75.26 

J. Frank Hoit, supplies, .... 14.00 

Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, . . 37.55 

J. D. Johnson & Son, "... 102.54 

H. Thompson, brooms, .... 9.55 

J. E. McShane, blacksmithing, . . 174.75 

C. H. Martin & Co., supplies, . . .75 

Concord Water- Works, . . . . 45.00 

Clapp & Co., supplies, .... 120.18 

Whittemore & Kimball, lumber, . . 12.44 

Kimball & Danforth, ." . . 10.31 

P. H. Coleman, supplies, . . . 14.00 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, . . . 12.97 

C. H. & E. Snow, pair black horses, . 675.00 

J. A. Dadmun, supplies, . . . 52.20 

Norton, Glennon & Brown, use of horses, 45.00 

Geo. L. Osgood, supplies, ... ' 2.00 

Scribner & Blood, "... 10.75 

Houston & Dooning, " . . . 1.50 

Charles Kimball, "... 32.38 

H. W. Clapp & Co., " . . . 8.50 

P. C. Cheney & Co., "... 5.00 



$600.00 

600.00 

600.00 

600.00 

60.00 

222.36 

370.55 

2.85 

10.50 

7.50 



48 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Andrew Bunker, 
Thomas Woodward, repairs, 
Page Belting Co., tan, 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal 
Morrill Bros., repairs, 
Ranlet & Marsh, supplies. 
Miller & Sanborn, carpenter work, 
Ford & Kimball, castings, 
Lowell Eastman, windows, 
Connell & Savory, painting, 
Ordway & Ferrin, mason work. 
Carter & Haskell, mops, 
Newell Levering, straw, 
Obed Kempton, " 
John T. Tenney, 
Hammond & Thurston, 



Fire Alarm. 

Richardson & Farmer, mason work, 
Eben F. Richardson, superintendent, 
Edwin Rogers, supplies. 
Granite State Telephone Co., . 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, wire, 
W. S. Davis & Son, 
E. F. Richardson, . 
John A. White, machine work. 
Concord Railroad, freight, &c., 

Good- Will Hose. 

Abbott & Carter, labor, 

N. G. Carr, clock, 

C. W. Wilcox, use of horse, . 

W. J. Fernald, furniture, 

W. R. Carter, steward, . 

City Water- Works, 

Thompson & Bethune, hardware, 

J. D. Johnson & Son, . 

Samuel Holt, wood, 

Concord Water- Works, . 



$12.00 

2.50 

2.75 

150.00 

.75 

2.25 

6.00 

15.77 

24.75 

50.79 

3.50 

3.00 

10.39 

6.47 

24.38 

3.85 



$2.00 

200.00 

244.29 

8.62 

18.46 

77.00 

15.56 

17.00 

15.97 



$3.00 
12.00 
83.33 
15.00 
31.50 
5.00 
15.00 
25.00 
19.25 
10.00 



$5453.42- 



$598.90 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



49 



J. M. Stewart & Sous, . 
Connell & Savory, painting, . 
Pay-rolls, .... 

Alert Hose. 

W. S. Davis & Co., hose-wagon, 
S. Seavey estate, use of stable, 
Charles C. Hill, use of horse, . 
Fred Earle, steward. 
Thompson & Bethune, hardware, 
J. D. Johnson & Son, 
Samuel Holt, wood, 
Concord Water- Works, 
W. C. Elkins & Co., 
J. M. Stewart & Sons, 
Frank H. George, . 
Connell & Savory, painting, 
Pay-rolls, 

Eagle Hose. 

Pay-rolls, 



$2.95 

20.00 

486.00 



$400.00 

60.00 

25.00 

36.10 

15.62 

15.00 

19.25 

10.00 

4.50 

2.95 

2.50 

20.00 

486.00 



Hoard of Engineers, 

Pay-rolls, $541.00 

John M. Hill, cash paid out, . . . 4.40 

Kearsarge Steamer. 

Pay-rolls, $765.00 

Manchester Locomotive Works, repairs, . 57.80 

B. F. Varney, slab wood, . . . 25.00 

Gov. Hill Steamer. 

Charles H. Sanders, steward, . . . $25.00 
B. F. Varney, slab wood, . . . 25.00 

Piower Steamer. 

E. Frank Bean, carting, . . . . $2.55 
J. Irving Hoyt, supplies, . . . 2.75 

4 ' 



$728.03 



1,096.92 
$526.00 

$545.40 



$847.80 



$50.00 



50 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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

Concord Axle Co., repairs, 

Isaac Baty, labor, . 

Brown & E'oote, supplies, 

W. H. Allen, 

C. C. Beau, use of horses, 

C. C. Beau, supplies, 

E. E. Rolfe, steward. 

Pay-rolls, 

George Prescott, painting hose-carr 

B. Frank Varney, slab wood 



lage, 



$61. OG 

1.78 

5.83 

2.07 

55.15 

60.00 

15.56 

30.00 

506.00 

46.96 

15.00 



.71 



Hook and Ladder Co. 

Pay-rolls, $806.00 

Abbot-Downing Co., rebuilding carriage, 239.00 

Old Fort Hand Engine Co. 

Samuel Eastman, water,- . .. . $5.00 

John E. Frye, supplies, .... 14.25 

Ordway & Ferrin, mason work, . . 6.13 

C. C. Chesley, steward, . . . 15.00 

Pay-rolls, * . 246.00 

Connell & Savory, painting, . . . 20.00 

Cataract Hand Engine Co. 

Abial C. Abbott, steward, . . . $22.75 

Pay-rolls, 246.00 

Firemen 's Parade. 

Third Regiment Band, .... $50.00 

John A. White, collation, . . . 64.00 



$1,045.00 



$306.38 



$268.75 



$114.00 



$12,385.31 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 51 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation for highways, . . $21,000.00 

Received from E. H. Woodman, 

Commissioner of Highways, . . 984.4.3 

Received from street sprinkling 

subscription, ..... 792.00 

Brought from transfer account, . . 1,410.41 

$24,186.84 

Paid as follows, — 

CENTRAL DISTRICT. 

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

JAMES H. ROWELL in charge. 

MaGadamizinff, 

Labor pay-rolls, $2,570.37 

E. Hodgraan, stone, .... 16.40 

Farrell Foundry & Machine Co., castings, 107.53 

Concord R. R., freight, . . . 7.90 

City Water- Works, . . . . 6.00 

G. T. Comins, wood, .... 18.00 

Horace Hammond, pay-rolls, . . 224.00 

Morrill & Danforth, insurance, . . 30.00 

M. H. Bradley, rent, . . . • . 60.00 

Geo. Goodhue, valves, . . . 2.12 

N. P. Stevens, machine work, . . 9.19 

J. E. Willey, stone, .... 14.40 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, .... 150.00 

Northern R. R., waste, ... 1.00 

J. J. Wymau, tallow, .... 13.00 

C. H. Farnum, lease of laud, . . 48.00 

Racine & McGuire, stone, . . . 5.00 

Scribner & Blood, zinc plate, . . 6.60 

Dana Allen, examining boiler, . . 5.00 

$3,294.51 



SideivalJcs. 

Horace Hammond, pay-rolls, . . $126.00 

J. H. True, teamster, . • . . 25.93 

H. C. Robinson, teamster, . . . 124.07 



52 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Pay-rolls, $1,592.26 

W. B. Stearns, edgestone, . . . 3.68 

D. E. Clark, rent of shed, . . . 8.00 
Wm. Shackford, gravel for sanding, . 4.00 
Mary C. Gove's estate, edgestone, . 5.00 
Rowell & Co., concreting, . . . 1,747.80 
M. H. Johnson, edgestone, . . . 390.59 
C. P. Rowell, edgestone . . . 10.00 
Foss & Merrill, surveying, . . . 42.75 

B. E. Badger, surveying, . . . 54.10 

Bridges. 

Mary Adams, lighting Free Bridge, . $52.00 

C. R. Schoolcraft & Co., oil, &c., . 5.45 

E. A. F. Hammond, oil and lighting 

lower bridge, 54.40 



Street Sweeping and Sprinkling. 

Abbot-Downing Co., rebuilding sweeper, 
Labor pay-rolls, sweeping and cleaning. 
Labor pay, painting and repairing sprinklers, 
Scribner & Blood, repairs sprinklers, 
C. H. Martin & Co., paint, 
H. C. Robinson, teamster, 
James Boyd & Sons, hose for sprinklers, 
Samuel Eastman & Co., couplings for 

sprinklers, ..... 

City Water Works, water for sprinkling, 
H. M. Cook, collecting subscriptions, . 



$60.00 

251.50 

58.00 

12.35 

4.00 

395.00 

30.00 

26.70 

400.00 

50.00 



Lumber, 

Gilman Clough, . 
A. C. Holt, surveying, 
G. W. Chesley, . 
Holt. Bros., 
Yj. B. Hutchinson, 

Hay and Grain. 

C. R. Schoolcraft & Co., hay, 
J, F. Cotton & Co., hay. 



M7.11 
2.39 



^,134.18 



.11.85 



$1,287.55 

$72.33 
1.00 

39.42 
133.60 

52.99 
$299.34 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



53 



David Hammond, hay, . . . $8.32 

Abner Lord, hay, .... 18.62 

Batchelder & Co., graiu . . . 447.83 

Crossings. 

Edward Hodgman, stone, . . . $31.55 

M. H. Johnson, stone, . . . 40.00 

Merrill Dyer, labor, . . . 188.49 

Hardtvare and Tools. 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, . . $27.02 

Mary C. Gove estate, . . . .80 

Thompson & Bethune, . . . 104.44 

Blacksmithhig. 

Lyman R. Roberts, .... $37.20 

W. S. Davis & Son, . . . . 89.83 

A. C. Abbott, 5.37 

Dumore & Hanchay, . . . . 3.52 

F. J. Fellows, 3.24 

S. M. Chesley, 36.57 

Miscellaneous. 

Labor pay-rolls, breaking roads, . . $749.89 

G. B. Little, breaking roads, . . 33.37 
Horace Hammond, breaking roads, . 113.00 
Labor pay-roll, painting, . . . 10.25 
Clapp & Co., grates and covers, . . 33.92 
C. H. Martin & Co., paint, . , 4.11 
H. C. Robinson, teamster, . . 55.00 
Frank Marden, rubber boots, . . 4.00 
Andrew S. Smith, pay-roll, breaking roads, 10.10 
Horace Hammond, general repairs, . 156.00 
"Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, . 10.50 
George Tyler, balance on road-machine, 165.00 
N. M. Keyes, culvert pipe, . . 2.20 
L. R. Fellows & Son, catch-basins, . 92.36 
Samuel Holt, brick for catch-basins, . 41.25 
Geo. Prescott, guide-boards, . . 7.00 



$504.27 



$260.04 



$132.26 



.75.73 



54 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Norris A. Dunklee, teaming, 

E. B. Hutchinsou, cutting off house of 

Mrs. Coffin, .... 
A. H. Thompson, pay-roll, 
J. H. Rovvell, services, self and team, 
A. P. Fitch, paint, 
Gr. B. Emmons, shotes, 
Geo. Tyler, steel points, 
Patrick Hackett, grading, 
C. H. Martin & Co., oil, 
W. P. Ford & Co., plow points, . 
Ford & Kimball, iron posts, 
H. W. Clapp & Co., castings, 
Rowell & Co., concrete crossings and 

coating, ..... 
P. W. Webster, labor, Soucook river 

bridge, ..... 
City Water Works, watering-troughs, 
S. C. Jenness, watering-ti-ough, . 
Town of Pembroke, repairs Soucook 

bridge, ..... 
J. E. McShane, stone, 
Ordway & Ferrin, sand shed. 
Miller & Sanborn, sand shed, 
Foss & Merrill, surveying, . 
W, A. Sewall, trucking, 
A. C. & M. C Sanborn, powder, . 
Rowell & Co., gravel, 
J. H. Rowell, cash paid out. 
Labor pay-rolls, not otherwise assigned, 

Total for Central District, 



SI. 50 

7o.00 

138.30 

1,099.00 

2.14 

12.00 

8.00 

8.00 

4.99 

21.93 

16.79 

33.75 

624.19 

31.51 

140.00 

3.00 

33.88 

5.00 

62.04 

68.99 

26.00 

1.25 

1.79 

13.10 

4.30 

5,530.95 



1,455.35 



$19,655.08 



BOROUGH DISTRICT. 

George F. Sanuorn in charge. 

George F. Sanborn, labor pay-rolls, . $186.64 
Penacook precinct, lighting bridge, . 18.75 



)5.39 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



55 



EAST CONCORD, RIVER DISTRICT. 

JosiAH S. Locke in charge. 
Josiah S. Locke, labor pay-rolls, 



EAST CONCORD, VILLAGE DISTRICT. 



Andrew S. Farnum in charge. 



Andrew S. Farnum, labor pay-rolls, 

John Hanrahan, teaming, 

Chas. H. Clough, grade, 

Horace Hammond, pay-roll, 

A. C. Holt, repairs, 

J. H. Rowell, pay-roll, 

C. C. Graham, watering-trough, 

F. P. Virgin, watering-trough, 



$469.49 

4.00 

50.00 

21.00 

12.50 

316.55 

3.00 

3.00 



EAST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

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



HORSE HILL DISTRICT. 

Robert B. Hoit in charge. 
Robert B. Hoit, labor pay-rolls, . . $61.85 



G. I. Colby, watering-trough, 



3.00 



$29.62 



$879.54 



$116.29 



$64.85 



HOT HOLE POND DISTRICT. 

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



LITTLE POND ROAD DISTRICT. 

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



$24.62 



$21.72 



56 CITY OF CONCORD. 

LONG POND NORTH DISTRICT. 

David W. Houbs in charge. 
David W. Hobbs, labor pay-rolls. . . . $54.75 



MAST YARD DISTRICT. 

Andrew P. Bennett iu charge. 

Andrew P. Benuett, labor pay-rolls, . $60.75 

W. D. Perkins, vvateriug-trongh, . 3.00 



MOUNTAIN district- 
Hugh Tallant iu charge. 

Hugh Tallaut, labor pay-rolls, ' . . $156.40 

Moody S. Faruuni, gravel pit, . . 20.00 



PENACOOK DISTRICT. 

Charles C. Bean iu charge. 

E. F. Bean, teaming, . . . $1.90 

Boscawen Precinct, lighting bridge, . 23.75 

" 18S3, 15.00 



53.75 



76.40 



NORTH concord DISTRICT. 

George F. Hayward in charge. 
George F. Hayward, labor pay-rolls, . . . $97.69 



NUMBER FOUR DISTRICT. 

Frank E. Dimond iu charge. 
Frank E. Dimond, labor pay-rolls, . . . $160.55 



NUMBER FIVE DISTRICT. 

Chas. H. Merrill iu charge. 
Charles H. Merrill, labor pay-rolls, . . . $57.81 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

F. G. Chandler, breaking roads, . $3.50 

C. C. Bean, labor pay-rolls, . . 1,065.33 

M. T. Ladd, plank for foot bridge, . 110.70 

Northern R. R., freight on plauk, . 9.00 

Concord Axle Co., Machine work, . ' .71 

John Whitaker & Co., lumber, . . 35.27 

George F. Sanborn, edgestone, . . 21.60 
George F. Sanborn, Crescent street contract, 169.00 

C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, .... 18.82 



57 



PENACOOK INTERVALE DISTRICT. 

J. T. GiLMAN in charge. 
J. T. Gilman, labor pay-rolls, . . $58.97 

A. J. Smith, watering-trough, . . 6.00 



POTTER STREET DISTRICT. 

Henry H. Potter in charge. 
J. T. Tenney, watering-trough, . . $3,00 

Charles Rowell, building culvert, . . 6.50 

H. H. Potter, labor pay-rolls, . . 170.57 



,474.58 



$64.97 



$180.07 



SANBORN DISTRICT. 

Moses C. Sanborn in charge. 
Moses C. Sanborn, 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, watering-trough, . . $3.00 

Frank P. Batchelder, labor pay-rolls, . 9.00 



).12 



$75.13 



$12.00 



58 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



WEST CONCORD VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

H. H. Farnum in cbaro-e. 



Harrison Partridge, labor pay-rolls, 
H. H. Farnum, labor pay-rolls, 



$51.00 
595.90 



WEST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

Edwin S. Carpenter in charge. 



Edwin S. Carpenter, labor pay-roll, 
Merrill Dyer, stone-work, 

Total highway expense, . 



!31.45 
63.56 



$646.90 



595.01 



$24,186.84 



INCIDENTALS. 

Appropriation for 1884, . . . $5,000.00 

" rent of Eagle hall, . 200.00 

" drinking-fountains, . 500.00 

" cemetery at Penacook, 700.00 

" children's play-ground, 1,400.00 

Received of Merrimack county, . . 12.00 

G. & H Partridge, rent of pasture, . 50.00 

R. P. Sanborn, rents, &c., . . 34.50 

J. A, Cochran, for stamp sold, . 2.00 

Connell & Savory, rent, . . . 15.00 

Ray & Walker, use of telephone, . 18.00 

Kimball & Danforth, rent, . . 18.00 

$7,949.50 

Deficiency brought from transfer acc't, . 261.26 

Paid as follows : 

J. Stickney, rent of Eagle hall, 1883, . $200.00 

Miller & Sanborn, repairs, . . • 13.85 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, .... 80.56 



^210. 76 



INCIDENTALS. 



69 



L. Jackman & Co., insurance, 

N. E. Telephone Co., telephones, 

Underhill & Kittredge, supplies, 

C. H. Ordway, recording deeds, 

Dr. S. D. Marden, services, 

J. A. Cochran, fees as registrar, 

L. L. Farwell, balance as supt. city farm. 

R. P. Sanborn, services as city messenger 

E. A. Grover, labor, 

Town of Northfield, tax refunded, 

W. P. Ford & Co., supplies, . 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, . 

Miriam F. Coffin, land damage, 

Ralph Sharpies, labor, 

City Water- Works, . 

John C. Thorn, cash paid out, . 

G. B. Emmons, " " 

H. M. French, services, . 

Norton, Glennon & Brown, use of teams, 

J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, postage, &c 

Northern Railroad, supplies, . 

Charles H. Sanborn, injuries to team. 



George W. Abbott, 
Samuel Blood, 
John H. Marden, 
C. G. Blanchard, 
Charles H. Clough, 



building 

horse, 

horse, 

horses, 

team. 



Rosamond M. Butterfield, settlement of 

F. A. Stillings, services, . 

Ringing bells, July 4, 

Morrill & Danforth, insurance, 

Thompson & Bethune, supplies, 

C. W. Marsh 

Amsden & Whittaker, land damage, 
Olive P. Roby, " 

Eliza A. Blanchard, " 

O. V. and W. H. Pitman, " 
James E. McShane, " 

Asa Emery, " 



suit. 



$37.50 

202.90 

3.65 

2.25 

20.00 

114.80 

550.00 

244.97 

7.05 

75 00 

8.00 

130.90 

700.00 

2.00 

35.00 

4.00 

27.10 

9.50 

17.00 

37.47 

.84 

5.00 

30.00 

15.00 

3.00 

100.00 

10.00 

500.00 

28.00 

10.00 

69,88 

9.81 

5.50 

350.00 

175.00 

1.00 

200.00 

600.00 

15.00 



60 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Robert A. Ray, work at city clerk's office, Sl4 

W. C Elkius & Co., repairs on furuace, . 1 

Henry F. Jeuks, water-fountains, . . 190 

E. H. Randall, putting in fountains, . 92. 

George Goodhue, labor on " . . 6. 

Mead, Mason & Co., stone posts, . . 12. 

C. P. Little, carting, .... 1. 

J. C. Linehan, lantern for Penacook lobby, 8, 

John Hawkins, trimming hedges, . . 21 

J. W. Johnson, supplies, liquor agency, . 700 

Cyrus Runnells, running town line, . . 5, 

Howard M. Cook, desk for ward 6, . . 4 

Merrill Dyer, labor setting posts, . . 8. 

Thomas M. Lang, 2d, postage, &c., 27 

L. Jackman & Co., rent collector's office, 58 

John C. Linehan, for Penacook cemetery, 174 

Frank H. Currier, killing sheep dogs, . 5 

Joseph Stickney, rent Eagle hall, . . 200 



City 



Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal, &c., 

J. B. Sanborn, supplies, . 

Foss & Merrill, running town lines 

J. E. Allison, carting, 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber and labor 

George F. Whittredge, rent of hall, 

N. A. Copeland, tree-protectors, 

Curtis White, taxes refunded, 

C. M. Tenipleton, tax refunded, 

L. R. Fellows & Sou, repairs, . 

George Abbott, Jr., painting, . 

Stanley & A^^er, care Board Trade 

Young Brothers, supplies, 

Staniels, Allison & Co., insurance, 

Gilbert H. Seavey, land for play-ground, 

Fred Drew, pruning trees. 

Woodman & Robinson, rent mayor's office, 

" use of telephone, 

E. H. Woodman, postage, &c., 
Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, 
George A. Foster, use of teams. 



hall, 52 



clock 



9 

1 
15 
29 

7 
34, 

1 
10 

2 
50 

3 

9 
1,400 
13 
50 
15 
15 
29 
21 



00 
00 
00 
64 
06 
50 
00 
,00 
,00 
00 
,00 
.40 
,94 
,56 
,34 
,00 
00 
,00 
.46 
02 
.00 
.00 
96 
.00 
90 
50 
52 
65 
18 
.00 
30 
00 
00 
.00 
00 
00 
.06 
38 
00 



POLICE AND -WATCH. 



61 



Clague, Schlicht & Field, letter-files, 

John Connell, cash paid out, . 

Dr. George Cook, service on board health 

Dr. A. E. Emery, " " 

J. A. Cochran, coroner's services, . 

Frank H. George, repairs, 

Charles T. Huntoon, office expenses, 

Robinson & Ballon, snpplies, . 

Paid physicians for retnrns of births and 

deaths as per pay-roll. 
Dr. N. T. Clark, return of births, . 



$3.75 

14.00 

20.84 

8 00 

3.00 

3.30 

55.67 

2.30 

140.25 

.75 



^210.76 



POLICE AND WATCH. 

Appropriation for 1884, . . . $5,000.00 

Received of S. Dana, police justice, . 645.92 

" B. E. Badger, special justice, 192.01 



Surplus carried to transfer acc't. 



$5,837.93 
342.86 



Paid as follows : 

John Connell, salary, .... $900.00 

James E. Rand, salary, police, . . 800.00 

Charles H. Jones, " ... 800.00 

Edgar A. F. Hammond, salary, police, . 800.00 

Sylvester Dana, salary, police justice, . 600.00 

R. P. Staniels, salary, clerk, . . . 200.00 

Geo. W. Corey, assistant city marshal, . 350.00 

" sundry expenses, . . 16.54 

Frank K. Jones, rent, .... 200.00 

B. E. Badger, special justice, . . 60.00 

Geo. W. Abbott, rent ass't marshal's office, 50.00 

Pay-roll, special police, .... 224.00 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, .... 84.42 

George A. Foster, livery, . . . 106.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, . . . 53.90 



i,495.07 



(J2 



CITY OF CONCORD 



Coucorcl Water- Works, . 
N. E. Telephone Co., 
John E. Rines, brick, 
Batchelder & Co., supplies, 
Wm. R. Green, special police, 
Charles T. Lane, special police, 
Penacook precinct, care lobby lamp, 
John P. Lovell's Sous, supplies, 
Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, 
George Partridge, police service, 
John Conuell, cash paid out, 
James E. Rand, " 

Miller & Sanborn, supplies, 
Ordway & Ferrin, repairs, 
George Goodhue, repairs, 
Henry E. Chamberlain, police service. 



$6.00 

6.00 

5.60 

15.07 

31.00 

62.00 

9.50 

4.75 

40.13 

16.00 

23.39 

3.75 

1.90 

12.88 

5.84 

6.40 



i,495.07 



COMMITTEE SERVICE. 



Appropriation for 1884, 

Surplus carried to transfer account. 

Paid as follows : 
Emory N. Shepard, alderman, 

Gardner B. Emmons, " 
John E. Harden, 

Charles H. Clough, " 

Albert Saltmarsh, " 

Oliver Pillsbury, " 

John C. Thorn, " 

Edward Dow, " 

Henry A. Mann, " 

John T. Batchelder, " 

Joseph H. Lane, " 

John H. Lamphrey, " 

Edward A. Moulton, councilman, 

Irvin S. Ring, " 



,150.00 
10.00 



$75.00 
75.00 
60.00 
60.00 
60.00 
60.00 
60.00 
60. 00 
60.00 
60.00 
60.00 
60.00 
45.00 
45.00 



$1140.00 





SALARIES. 




George H. Emery, councilman, . 


$30.00 


John W. Powell, 


" . . 


30.00 


Fales P. Virgin, 




30.00 


Jeremiah Quinn, 




30.00 


James F. Rooaey, 




30.00 


Harrison A. Roby, 




30.00 


Freeborn S. Abbott, 




30.00 


Horace S. Fairbanks, 




30.00 


Leonard W. Bean, 




30.00 


Daniel B. Smith, 




30.00 







63 



$1,140.00 



SALARIES. 

Appropriation for 1884, . . . $5,500.00 

Deficiency brought from transfer acc't, 78.03 

Paid as follows : 

E. H. Woodman, salary as ma^'or, . $500.00 

E. H. Woodman, com'r of highways, . 600.00 

Joseph A. Cochran, city clerk, . . 800.00 

W. F. Thayer, treasurer, . . . 250.00 

Robert A. Ray, solicitor, . . . 100.00 

L. L. Mower, clerk of council, . . 50.00 

Abial Rolfe, assessor Ward 1, . 235.50 

John G. Tallant, " " 2, . 105.00 

Harrison Partridge, " " 3, . 114.00 

Gilbert H. Seavey, " " 4, . 243.00 

Curtis White, " " 5, . 153.00 

George S. Dennett, " " 6, . 174.00 

Jonathan B. Weeks, " " 7, . 183.00 

Charles T. Huntoou, collector of taxes, 278.48 

Thomas M. Lang, 2d, " " . 770.73 

J. F. Cotton, liquor agent, . 150.00 

J. E. Harden, overseer of poor. Ward 1, 25.00 

Chas. H. Clough, " " 2, 10.00 

Joseph A. Cochran, " Central, 150.00 

Board of Education, Union District, , 225.00 



1,578.03 



64 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Board of Education, District No. 3, 


$18.00 


" 12, 


18.00 


" 20, 


27.00 


C. E. Staniels, superintending com., 


56.66 


Wm. W. Flint, " " 


56.67 


C.B. Strong, " " 


84.99 


Selectmen's pay-roll, 7 Wards, 


105.00 


Ward-clerks' " " 


74.00 


Moderators' " " 


21.00 







i,578.03 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY 



Appropriation for 1884, . . . $1,000.00 

Deficiency brought from transfer acc't . 61.65 

Paid as follows : 

Frank J. Batchelder, .... $186.34 

Crawford & Stockbridge, . . . 32.75 

Republican Press Ass'n, . . . 700.35 

Frank G. Edgerly, . . . . 8.75 

Pearson & Pattee, . . . . 31.75 

Evans & Sleeper, .... 5.25 

G. H. H. Silsbv & Son, . . . 96.46 



,061.65. 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 



,061.65 



Appropriation for 1884, . . . $500.00 

Surplus carried to transfer account, . 250.00 

Paid as follows : 

Robert A. Ray, for criminal business, . $200.00 

Wra. L. Foster, retainer, Butterfield case, 50.00 



$250.00 



$250.00 







SCHOOLS. bo 






SCHOOLS. 


Unexpended balance of 1883, 


$1,569.15 


Appropriation for 1884 


? 


. 2,222,5.00 


Walker fund interest, 


. 


60.00 


Additional in Union District, 


6,381.65 


" district No. 3, 


702.50 


ti a 




20, 


550.00 


" Union 


Dis 


trict (school books), 1,500.00 


Literary fund. 




. 


1,410.08 


Dog tax, 1882, 1883, 


. . • 


288.50 








'ft^'l RRfi 99 






Balance due school-districts. 


2,244.41 








$32,442.47 


Paid as follows : 








Willis H. Hoit, district No. 1, 


$55.00 


Frank P. Davis, 




2, 


139.35 


Fred A. Eastman, 




3, . 


1,663.85 


Frank H. Carrier, 




4, 


60.00 


R. K. Abbott, 




5, 


125.45 


B. F. Griffin, 




6, 


65.00 


Isaac N. Abbott, 




7, 


56.35 


John Hazeltine, 




7, 


109.63 


Geo. W. Chesley, 




8, . 


289.50 


Union school-district. 


9, 10, and 1 


1, . 26,842.90 


A. S. Farnum, 




12, . 


189.25 


Elbridge Emery, 




12, 


350.00 


Wm. F. Sargent, 




13, 


10.85 


Albert Stevens, 




13, 


162,50 


Fales P. Virgin, 




14, 


84.05 


John T. Tenney, 




15, 


40.00 


George T. Abbott, 




18, 


90.00 


Charles W. Brown. 




18, 


150.00 


Abial W. Rolfe, 




20, 


291.75 


W. W. Allen, 




20, 


1,400.00 


Frank A. Carter, 




22, 


95.45 


John F. Berry, 




23, 


66.25 


Jeremiah B. Ellis, 




23, 


63.92 


H. H. Crowell, 




24, 


41.42 



G6 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



SCHOOL-HOUSE TAXES. 



Appropriation for repairs school-liouse, 

district No. 2, .... $50.00 

Appropriation for repairs school-house, 

district No. 12, .... 50.00 

Appropriation for repairs school-house, 

district No. 24, .... 34.00 

Paid as follows : 

Alviu H. Uran, $50.00 

N. C. Weeks, 34.00 

Elbridge Emery, 50.00 



$134.00 



$134.00 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation for 1884, ...... 

Paid as follows : 

Board of Trade building, rent, . . $400.00 

Mercantile Library Ass'n, books, . . 38.49 

L. A. Morrison, books, .... 3.50 

Books and magazines, sundry persons, . 14.65 

E. C. Eastman, books, .... 20.44 

George Prescott, painting, . . . 1.75 

J. S. Smith & Co., books, . . . 6.00 

DeWolff, Fiske & Co., books, . . 59.65 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . . . 99.00 

N. Tibbals & Sons, books, . . . 31.78 

Insurance, ...... 25.00 

J, N. McClintock, magazines, . . 4.50 

I. W. Hammond, books, . . ' 2.50 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co., books, . . 7.50 

Century Co., magazines, . . . 12.00 

D. Appleton & Co., books, . . . 6.00 

Evans & Sleeper, printing catalogue, &c., 251.75 

J. Moore & Sons, supplies, . . . 1.50 



$2,000.00 



PENACOOK PARK. 



67 



G. W. Patterson, books, 

Wm. L. Foster, books, 

Chas. Scribner & Sons, books, 

H. E. Frye, books, 

D. L. Guernsey & Co., books, 

H. N. Johnson, books, 

Lizzie J. Sylvester, services on 

Chas. F. Hiirlburt, books, 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal. 

Rep. Press Ass'n, magazines, 

C. F. Batchelder, magazines, 
Frank P. Mace, magazines, 

G. H. H. Silsby & Son, printin, 
and binding, 

D. F. Secomb, librarian, 
Postage, &c., . 



catalogue 



&c. 



$6.25 
21.14 

5.00 

3.75 
17.87 
26.50 
67.50 

8.00 
28.18 
25.21 
29.30 

2.84 

166.37 

600.00 

6.08 



$2,000.00 



PENACOOK PARK. 



Appropriation for 1884 


• 


. 


. $500.00 


Received from use of p 


avilion, 


14.00 




$514.00 


Surplus carried to trans 


fer account. 


264.88 


Paid as follows : 




H. H. Amsden & Sons, 


bill 1883, . 


. $26.00 


James Cookson, labor. 


. 


27.50 


George Partridge, " 






36.00 


Lyman Sawyer, " 






12.00 


Almon E. Welch, " 






5.50 


Wm. A. Martin, " 






3.00 


R. S. Emery, " 






3.00 


Charles Roberts, " 






1.00 


S. E. Danforth, " 






.50 


J. M. Grossman, blacksmithing. 


1.00 


B. T. Putney, use of drills, &c 


., • < 


1.00 



$249.12 



68 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Eastman & Shepai'd, supplies, . . $4.85 

C. H. Martin & Co., paints, . . . 1.87 

O. F. Richardson, day labor, self and team, 75.90 

0. F. Richardson, supts. salary, . . 50.00 



J. H. French, 30.00 



WARD HOUSE, WARD 7. 

Balance appropriation, 1883, . . . $1,525.00 
Appropriation 1884, .... 2,500.00 

Deficiency from transfer account, . . 709.29 



Paid as follows ; 

Dow & Wheeler, plans and specifications, $117.80 
Geo. Goodhue, plumbing, . . . 5fi.80 
E. B. Hutchinson, contract, . . . 4,365.00 
E. B. Hutchinson, extra work and ma- 
terials, 109.75 

Munns & Paige, gas fixtures, . . . 48.44 

Foss & Merrill, surveying, . . . 9.50 

Labor pay-roll, for grading, . . . 27.00 



$249.12 



DECORATION DAY 



Appropriation for 1884, $150.00 

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

J. M. Grossman, .... 10.00 



$150.00 



t,734.29 



$4,734.29 



PRECINCT. 



69 



PRECINCT. 



Balance appropriation, 1883, . . . $931.99 
Appropriation for interest, state house loan, 2,550.00 
" lighting streets, . . 3,200.00 

" water for hydrants, . 4,000.00 

" interest on sewer loan, 1,280.00 

" sewers, . . . 2,200.00 



Balance precinct funds unexpended, 

Lighting Streets, 

Paid Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, . 
George E. Minot, supplies, 
Braman, Dow & Co., supplies, 
Thompson & Bethune, supplies, 
A. M. Morton & Co., supplies, 
Clapp & Co., supplies, . 
"William Rowell, labor, . 

Hydrants. 

Paid City Water- Works, . 

Servers. 

Foss & Merrill, surveying, 

Wood worth. Dodge & Co., cement, 

Samuel Holt, brick, 

L. R. Fellows & Son, labor, . 

Thompson & Bethune, sewer-pipe, &c. 

G. L. Theobald, carting, &c., . 

Clapp & Co., castings for sewers, 

George A. Foster, teaming, . 

W. A. Sewall, carting, . 

M. C. Murphy, pay-roll, 

J. H. Rowell, pay-roll, . 



$14,161.99 
1,529.25 



$12,632.74 



^3,123.65 
22.89 
6.24 
13.75 
5.60 
5.60 
6.00 



$45.13 

70.00 

97.50 

834.84 

500.28 

31.00 

51.01 

1.00 

8.50 

45.75 

24.00 



;,183.73 



$4,000.00 



$1,709.01 



70 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Interest. 

Paid interest on sewer notes, . . . $1,280.00 

" state house loan, . . 2,460.00 



53,740.00 
L2,632.74 



LIGHTING STREETS— PEN AGO OK. 



Appropriation for 1884, 
Paid John C. Linehan, 



$500.00 
$500.00 



RECAPITULATION. 



State tax. 

County tax. 

Interest, . 

Paupers, . 

Fire department, 

Highway, . 

Incidentals, 

Police and watch. 

Committee service, 

Salaries, . 

Printing and stationery. 

Professional services. 

Schools, 

School-house taxes. 

Public library, . 

Penacook park, . 

Decoration day. 

Ward- house, ward 7, 

Precinct, including sewers, 

Lighting streets, ward 1, 

General running expenses, 1884, 



^25,372.00 

24,965.89 

8,595.00 

1,209.39 

12,385.31 

24,186.84 

8,210.76 

5,495.07 

1,140.00 

5,578.03 

1,061.65 

250.00 

32,442.47 

134.00 

2,000.00 

249.12 

150.00 

4,734.29 

12,632.74 

500.00 



$171,292.56 



TRANSFER ACCOUNT. 71 

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

TRANSFER ACCOUNT. 

Made up from unexpended balances of appropriations, and 
drawn upon as allowed by cit}' ordinance to meet deficiencies 
by transfer to other appropriations. 

Dr. 

For balance brought from transfer acc't of 1883, . $1,358.83 

For am't brought from pauper account, . . 2,261.60 

" " police and watch, . . 342.86 

" " committee service, , . 10.00 

" "■ professional services, . 250.00 

" " Penacook park, . . 264.88 



Cr. 



By am 



t carried to fire department, . 


$145.31 


(( 


highway dep't, 


1,410.41 


a 


incidentals, . 


261.26 


a 


salaries, . . . 


78.03 


i i 


printing and stationery. 


61.65 


a 


ward 7 ward-house. 


1,525.00 


u 


(( u 


709.29 


e carried 


to transfer account, 1885, 


297.22 







STONE QUARRIES. 

Received of Putney & Nutting, . . $54.06 

" Crowley & Quinn, . . 9.70 

" Joseph Gray, . . . 10.35 

G. W. Waters, rent, 1884, . 25.00 



t,488.17 



t,488.17 



1.11 



Paid to city treasurer, ...... $99.11 



72 



CITY OF CONCOUD. 



DOC TAX. 

Amount of dog tux, 1884, 

Paid Gilmaii H. Dimond, sheep killed, 

John B. Sanborn, 

David A. Morrill, 

William Fagan, 

J. F. Gile, 

Andrew S. Farnum, 
Balance carried to school fund, 1885, 



$54.00 
13.00 
10.00 
5.00 
11.00 
80.00 
54.00 



$237.00 



$237.00 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Itemized account in report of Overseers of Poor. 

Paid on account of county paupers, 
Charged to county of Merrimack, 



?2, 173.43 
;2, 173.43 



BOUNTIES. 

Paid sundr}' persons, acc't woodchucks and grass- 
hoppers, ...... 

Received from state of New Hampshire, 



$224.90 
$224.90 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 73 



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 
in the hands of the treasurer is twenty-three thousand nine hun- 
dred and twenty-three dollars and thirty-five cents ($23,923.35). 

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

Committee on Finance. 



DEPARTMENT REPORTS. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



THE WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



To the City Council : 

The Board of Water Commissioners submit their thirteenth 
Annual Keport for the year ending December 31, 1884 : 



RECEIPTS. 



For water rates, including the 


amount 






received from the city prec 

hydrants, 
extra from delinquents, 
use of meters, 


inct ] 


or 

. $28 


702.20 
38.21 
24.58 




rent of Cooledge house, 






100.00 




rent of Cooledge land. 






10.00 




rent of stable at the dam, 






40.00 




Goodhue & Birnie for repairs, 




19.00 


$28,933. 9i> 
. 18.34 


Deduct abatements, 


• 


• 



$28,915.65 



EXPENDITURES. 

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

Edward Byrnes, labor, . . 600 00 

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

and postal cards, . . . 63.83 

Crawford & Stockbridge, . . 20.00 



78 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Paid Ira C. Evans, printing, . . $2.00 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . 18.04 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, . . 27.13 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal and 

wood, 28.95 

Telephone Exchange, . . . 108.00 

Pay-roll, for labor, . . . 432.20 

O. F. Richardson, labor, . . 9. 30 

Geo. Goodhue, pipe and supplies, 289.49 
Ludlow Valve Mfg. Co., hydrants 

and valves, .... 183.58 

Walworth Mfg. Co., valve, . . 6.90 

C. E. Kimball, tools, . . . 23.33 

Ordway & Ferrin, mason work, . 22.30 

Coffin Valve Co., valve, . . 4.85 

Fuller, Dana & Fitz, tools, &c., 27.88 

National Meter Co., meters, . 57.60 

Henry R. Worthington, meter, . 54.67 

Union Meter Co., ... 1.50 

Ford & Kimball, castings, . . 34.05 

C. H. Martin & Co, lead and oil, . 3.35 

F. W. Landon, batteries, . . 7.00 

Batchelder Bros., oil, &c., . . 2.80 

M. B. Edson, charts, . . . 5.00 

Concord R. R., freight, . . 24.37 

Holt Bros., lumber, . . . 21.48 
James H. Rowell & Co., concrete work, 4.00 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 15.65 

Frank Coffin, cement, . . . 12.25 

Conuell & Savory, stock and labor, 15.08 

E. B. Hutchinson, labor and lumber, 60.36 

J. D. Knight, labor, . . . 50.00 

S. Sewall, trucking, . . . 26.05 

Geo. L. Theobald, trucking, . 16.55 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 19.90 
Thompson & Bethune, hardware and 

drain pii)e, .... 65.08 

L. R. Roberts, blacksmith work, . 7.40 
Wm. S. Davis & Son, blacksmith work, 1.60 



CITY WATER- WORKS. 79 

Paid J. M. Grossman, blacksmith work, $1.10 

N. M. Weeks, blacksmith work, . 6.52 

Andrew Bunker, one door, . . 1.50 

S. W. Kellom, land damages, . 100.00 

Incidentals, .... 47.90 

Davis & Farnum Mfg. Co., iron pipe, 249.41 

I. M. Savage, powder and fuse, . 8.15 
Goodhue & Birnie, Railroad and 

Hall street extension, . . 941.24 

Luther P. Durgin, auditor 2 years, 14.00 



Total expenses, $5,243.34 



Net income for the year, .... $23,672.31 
Add balance on hand at the close of the year 1883, 

as per last report, page 9, . . . . 100.41 



$23,772.72 
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 

$22,720.00 

Leaving a net balance on hand of . . *$1 ,052.72 

The expenses are divided as follows : 

For £are and maintenance, . . . $2,614.03 

new distribution pipes, . . . 1,266.68 

new service pipes, . . . 967.97 

land damage at West Concord, . 100.00 
repairing damages to pipe caused 

b}' lightning, .... 294.66 

Total, $5,243.34 

EXTENSIONS, IMPROVEMENTS, AND STATISTICS. 

A new 4-inch pipe has been laid from the termination of the 
pipe of the same size, near the junction of Hall with Water 
streets, south to the residence of J. W. Barton, a distance of 910 
feet. P^amilies on this street have heretofore been supplied 

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



80 CITY OF CONCORD. 

from a pipe of 1 inch in diameter. A new hydrant has been 
located on the west side of Hall street, near the site of the new 
Rolfe and Rnmford asylum. 

The increase of buildings near Chandler street, improvements 
made by the Concord Railroad, and the better protection of 
property in that locality, made it necessary to extend the 4-inch 
pipe, which terminated near the east end of Hill's avenue, south 
through Railroad street, to Clapp & Co.'s foundry, a distance of 
592 feet. A new hydrant has been set in Chandler street at 
the termination of the pipe. 

DISTRIBUTION PIPE. 

There has been laid during the year, — 

343 feet f-inch pipe. 

900 feet 1-inch pipe. 

1502 feet 4-ineh pipe. 

Whole number of feet to the present time is 162,077. 

SERVICE PIPE. 

There have been laid during the year, and connected with the 
main pipe, 70 service pipes, viz. : 
' 1445 feet :1-inch pipe. 
174 feet 2-inch pipe. 
Whole number of service pipes, 1,877. 
Whole number of feet, 41,937. • 

STOP GATES. 

There have been set during the year 6 gates, viz. : 

1 4-inch on Railroad street, corner Hill's avenue. 

1 4-inch on hydrant branch. Chandler street. 

1 4-inch on hydrant branch, Hall street. 

1 4-inch on South Spring street. 

1 4-inch blow-off on South Spring street. 

1 4-iuch blow-off on Chandler street. 

Whole number of gates, 197. 

PUBLIC FIRE HYDRANTS. 

There have been set during the year 2 fire hydrants, viz. : 



CITY "WATER- WORKS. 



81 



1 on Chandler street, near Railroad street. 

1 on Hall street, near Rolfe & Rumford asylum. 
Whole number of hydrants, 104. 

LEAKS. 

There have been repaired during the year 14 leaks, viz. : 

2 on the main pipe. 

12 on the distribution pipes. 

The amount required for repairs has been nearly the same as 
in former years, with the exception of the damage to the distri- 
bution pipe on South Spring street by lightning. 

June 6, at 5 :30 p. m., the house owned by William Abbott, 
situated on the west side of South Spring street, was struck by 
lightning. The f-inch iron pipe which conducts the water from 
the street to the house conducted the electric fluid from the 
house to the street, and destroyed 405 feet of 4 inch cement- 
lined pipe. This has been replaced at the expense of $294.66. 

The cost of the above described extensions, improvements, 
and re.pairs is included in the foregoing statement. 

The following table shows the height of the water at the lake 
on the first day of each month. 



January, 


174.70 


July, 


180.70 


February, 


175.00 


August, . 


179.40 


March, . 


175.90 


September, 


178.80 


April, 


179.20 


October, 


177.80 


May, 


181.80 


November, 


176.50 


June, 


181.70 


December, 


176.35 



The lowest point reached was November 23, being 176.10, 
and the highest, May 1, being 181.80 ; mean height, 178.18, be- 
ing 1.78 feet higher than during the year 1883. 

For the past twelve years the mean height of the water in 
each year has been as follows : 



1873, 


175.86 


1879, 


179.74 


1874, 


179.50 


1880, 


175.31 


1875, 


180.00 


1881, 


174.70 


1876, 


180.28 


1882, 


179.15 


1877, 


176.46 


1883, 


176.40 


1878, 


179.50 


1884, . 


178.18 



Mean height for twelve years, 177.92. 
6 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



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



For the year ending Januar}' 31, 1874, 
For fifteen months ending April 1, 1875, 
For the year ending April 1, 1876, 

u u 4t 1877, 

" " " 1878, 

" " " 1879, 

" " '' 1880, 

" " " 1881, 

For nine months, ending Jan. 1, 1882, 
For the year ending Jan. 1, 1883, 
" " '^ 1884, 

" " " 1885, 

Total receipts for twelve years. 



$4,431.10 
17,535.00 
16,921.24 
19,001.07 
20,763.03 
21,869.86 
22,451.53 
26,744.58 
25,534.01 
27,243.06 
28,255.48 
28,915.65 

$259,665.61 



For the first time since the Water Board was established, one 
of its members has deceased during his term of office. Mr. James 
R. Hill, who had been a member since 1881, received injuries in 
a runaway accident Tuesday, September 2, 1884, which resulted 
fatall}^ a few weeks later. He took great interest in the success 
of the water-works, and he was a prudent and sagacious coun- 
sellor in matters affecting their financial management. We de- 
sire to place upon record our appreciation of his worth as a 
faithful and efficient member. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, 

LUTHER P. DURGIN, 

JOHN KIMBALL, 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, 

JAMES L. MASON, 

JOSEPH H. ABBOT, 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, ex-officio, 

Commissioners. 



FIHE-HYDRANTS. 



83 



FIRE-HYDRANTS. 



STREETS. 



Main. 



Turnpike. 

Watpr. 
Hall. 
State. 



Green. 
Soutli. 



Spring. 



Bradley. 
Kuiuford. 



Church. 



LOCATIONS. 



South-west corner North Main and Peiiacoolc 

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

Junction North Main and Fisk 

Nortli-west corner North Main and Franklin 

" " Washington , 

East side North Main, opposite Chapel 

North-west corner North Main and Court 

East side North Main, opposite Montfjoiuery 

South-i'ast corner Nortli lAIain and Bridge 

South-wpst corner North Main and Park 

North-west corner Nortli Main and Capitol , 

" " School 

F^ast side North Main, opposite Plienix Hotel building ...., 

North-west corner North Main and Warren 

South-east corner Nortli Main and Depot , 

North-west corner North Main and Pleasant 

North-east coiner South Main and Freight 

North-west corner South Main and Fayette 

East side South Main, opposite Thompson , 

North-west corner South Main and Cross 

" " Thorndike 

" " Perley 

East side South Main, opiiosite Abbot-Downing Co.'s 

North-west corner South Main and West 

West side Turnpike, opposite Giis 

" near J. B. Weeks's 

West side Water, near Capt. James Thompson's 

West side Hall, below Rolfe and Runiford Asylum 

North-west corner North State and Penacook 

" W:dker 

" " Church 

" " Tremont 

North-east corner North State and Washington 

West side North State, opposite Court 

North-west con-ier North State and Maple 

North-east corner North State and Centre 

East side Nortli State, opposite state-house 

South-west corner North State and School 

North-west corner North State and Warren 

" " Pleasant 

East side South State, opposite AVall 

North west corner South State and Thompson 

South-west corner Soutli State and Monroe 

East side South State, opposite J>aurel 

South-east corner South Stale and Downing 

North-east corner South State and West 

Junction of South State and Turnpike 

East sid(^ Green, opposite Prince 

West side South, opposite Wall 

North-west corner South and Fulton 

West aide South, opposite Monroe 

" " Laurel 

" " Downing 

" " Allison , 

" " Abl)Ot farm 

" " Smith larm. , 

South-west corner South Spring and Oak 

West side South Spring, opposite Cross , 

" " " Perley proposed extension 

East side Bradley, opposite Highland 

West side Rnmford, opposite Perkins 

North east corner Runiford and Franklin 

West side Rurnford, opposite Beacon 

North side Cliurch, opposite Lyndon 



24 



84 



CITY OF CONCORD. 

FIRE-RYDRA^TH— Continued. 



STREETS. 


LOCATIONS. 


1 

3 

6 
4 
3 

2 

2 
1 
1 
t 


■i 


Franklin. 
Centre. 




1 


*' Centre and North Spring 




,, 




8 


Washington. 








VI 


School. 








<>, 


Warren. 










,, 






" 


South-west corner Warren and Merrimack 




,, 






,, 




7 


Jackson. 
Pleasant. 




1 










„ 






,, 




4 


West. 










,, 




.3 


Railroad sq. 






»« •* Pleasant 




« 

Chandler. 

Perley. 

Laurel. 

Tlioriidike. 

Cross. 

Fayette. 

Union. 

Allison. 

Bridge. 

On main line 


Soiitli-west corner Ruilroarl squire and Hill's avenue 


3 










































;; 


East side West Concord road. np:ir city farm buildings 

East side High street, West Concord, iiear S. W. Kellom's .. . 
** •• G.E. Holdeu's.... 

Total 


5 
104 




PRIVATE HYDRANTS. 

Concord RftHroad yard, 3 post and 3 flush hydrants . . 
















































Total 


m 









CITY WATER- WORKS. 



85 



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



1,950 feet 
11,681 
151 
13,381 

3,704 

4,912 

3,034 

8,G67 
42,308 
47,529 
13,761 
11,001 



30- 


nch 


main, 


18- 


nch 


u 


16- 


nch 


n 


14- 


nch 


( i 


14- 


nch distribution, 


12- 


nch 




10- 


nch 




8- 


nch 




6- 


inch 




4- 


inch 




1- 


nch 




3- 


nch 





Total 
— equal to 30.69 miles. 



162,077 



Water is now supplied for the following uses : 



2213 families, 


106 stores. 


210 bath-tubs. 


3 railroads, 


689 water-closets, 


1 gas-works, 


440 wash-basins. 


25 stationary engines, 


50 urinals. 


2 book-binderies. 


617 yard hydrants, 


5 printing establishments. 


104 fire hydrants, 


1 organ manufactory. 


22 private fire hydrants, 


4 carriage manufactories, 


89 heating apparatus. 


1 soap manufactory. 


4 hotels. 


7 public watering-troughs, 


3 greenhouses. 


5 photographers, 


9 fountains. 


3 foundries. 


10 churches. 


1 tannery. 


7 school-houses, 


1 bakery. 


1 State-house, 


5 eating-houses. 


1 state prison, 


23 mechanics' shops. 


8 livery stables, 


9 barber shops, 


550 horses, 


8 saloons. 


149 cattle. 


1 jail. 


1 Odd Fellows' hall. 


4 cemeteries. 


1 Masonic hall, 


4 street sprinklers, 


6 city buildings. 


3 drinking fountains. 


82 oflaces. 


1 brick-yard. 


4 banks, 


10 water motors. 


1 post-office, 





86 CITY OF CONCORD. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

William F. Thayer, Treasurer, 

In account with Concord Water- Works. 

RECEIPTS. 

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

Income of Water- Works, . . . 28,915.65 

Interest on Water-Works bonds on hand, 80.00 

$29,667.06 

EXPENDITURES. 

Interest on Water-Works bonds, . $23,034.00 

Maintenance and extension, . . . 5,243.34 

Balance cash on hand, .... 1,389.72 

$29,667.06 

Jan. 1, 1885. Balance cash on hand, . . . $1,389.72 

WILLIAM F. THAYER, Treasurer. 

Examined by the Committee on Finance, and found correct. 

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

Committee on Finance. 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

OVERSEER OF THE POOR, 

For the Year ending December 31, 1884. 



To the City Council: 

Gentlemen ; The undersigned herewith submits the seven- 
teenth annual report of expenditures for the poor, including 
Wards 1 and 2, for the year ending December 3.1, 1884, as fol- 
lows : 

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. 



Ellen A hern, 


$45.75 


L. C. Taylor 


3.25 


Charles V. Gushing, .... 


14.11 


Mrs. Ozra A. Kimball, 


32.00 


" H. Call, 


6.50 


" Asenath Glover, 


21.00 


John Clement, 


86.00 


Charles H. Proctor (funeral expenses), 


25.00 


John B. Baker, 


6.00 


John H. Kimball, .... 


100.00 


Charles C. Bixby, .... 


75.90 


Peabody A. Morse, .... 


4.50 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Harry Heath (State Industrial School), 
James H. Eastman, .... 
Thomas Rainey, .... 

Board of Gray child, 
Orville B. Moore, . • . . 



$78.00 
94.88 
70.65 
80.00 

127.89 



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

For board and expenses of John W. Cotter, $209.26 
" " Samuel Lurvey, 81.80 

" " Ellen Ahern, . 13.58 



Amount expended for city paupers, 



COUNTY PAUPERS 



John K. Lang, 

Mary Hannagau, 

Orlando Philbrick, 

Augustus P. Hutchinson, 

Joseph Bush way, 

R. T. Orr, . 

R. Martel, 

Mrs. Mary Anger, 

" Amasa Ramsdell (par 
John Law, 
William H. Edson, 
Reuben Haines, 
Alice Tyner, 
Mrs. p]sther Phillips, 
Frank B. Jenness, 
Augustus Martel, 
Michael Daily, . 
Mrs. Thos. FuUerton, 
Mrs. Bessette (AVard 1), 
Kate Bresnalian, 
John Knight, 
Henry Bush way, 



t 1883), 



J35.25 

28.00 

13.00 

15.63 

5.00 

30.30 

8.00 

23.00 

29.40 

6.50 

13.25 

17.00 

30.00 

9.50 

16.20 

2.00 

24.88 

7.00 

4 00 

6.00 

6.50 

16.50 



$871.43 



$304.64 
. $1,176.07 



JOVERSEER OF POOR. 



89 



Elizabeth Clary, 
Mrs. T. Maloney, 
Mrs. D. R. Tandy, 
Nancy Guild, 

B. G. Tucker, . 
Mrs. R. Fife, . 
Mrs. Jennie Tuttle, 
Sarah A. Dudley, 
Martha H. Allen, 
Mrs. R. C. Welch, 
John Guimond, . 
John Welcome, . 
Edward R. Stevens, 
Harriet Ash, 

Mrs. W. Storin, 
Nicholas Groux, 
Geo. C. Lord, . 
Geo. W. Foote, . 
Geo. Stevens, . 
Gilbert King, 
John Ozier, 
Mrs. R. Cooper, 
Mrs. Z. C. Arlin, 
Joseph Z. Lerr, 
Mary A. Taggard, 
Mary Lee, 
Nancy Pearson, 
N. K. Emery, 
Mrs. P. Desmond, 
Mrs. M. Martin, 
Henry H. Towns, 
W. H. Towle, . 
E. B. Clisby, . 

C. M. Edmunds, 
Mrs. John Williams, 
Calvin Clough, . 
Mrs. J. K. Page, 
Joseph Hurd, 
George Thompson, 



$16.63 

L63 

5.00 

10.50 

11.50 

48.00 

24.00 

51.42 

52.00 

6.50 

13.42 

20.00 

19.75 

63.93 

2100 

23.00 

24.00 

25.00 

31.00 

6.25 

6.00 

106.00 

24.75 

21.50 

7.50 

16 00 

78.00 

27.00 

40.50 

101.25 

39.65 

31.17 

81 76 

134.78 

38.00 

40.75 

104.00 

114.60 

28.00 



90 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Nathaniel G. Danforth, . 

William B. Thompson, 

Mrs. Albert Ayate, . 

Arminda Caples, 

James Gunn, . 

Aid to transient individuals, 

Amount paid for county paupers. 

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, in- 
cluding 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. 



$30.66 

50.00 

60.00 

4.00 

2.50 

181.40 



$203.75 
154.50 



45 

166 

76 



^2,191.21 

^2,191.21 
1,176.07 

?3,367.28 

$358.25 

$358.25 
287 



287 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

Overseer of the Poor. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

CITY REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS 

FOR THE YEAR 1884. 



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 : 



BIRTHS 

Whole number of births for 1884, 

Still-births, not included in above, 

Males, . 

Females, 

Born in Ward 1, 

2, 

3, 

4, 

5, 

6, 

7, 

Born in month of January, 
" " February 

" " March, 

" " April, 

" " May, 



262 
21 
138 
124 
39 
10 
13 
73 
40 
54 
33 

25 
22 
33 
20 
30 



92 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Born in month of June, ..... 


27 




" July, . ... 


17 




" August, 


14 




" September, . . . . 


20 




" October, 


17 




" November, . . . . 


19 




" December, . . . . 


18 


Total, 


NATIONALITY OF PARENTS. 


. 262 


Fathers born 


in United States, .... 


. 178 


Natives 


of Concord (included in above). 


60 


Foreign 


born, ...... 


84 


Mothers born in United States, .... 


. 183 


Natives 


of Concord (included in above). 


62 


Foreign 


born, ...... 

MARRIAGES. 


79 



Number of intentions of marriage recorded for the year, 
beino- 50 less than in 1883, 



112 



DEATHS. 

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



212 
105 
107 
16 
18 
13 
46 
40 
44 
35 
15 
21 
14 
17 
14 



DEATHS. 



93 



Died in 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, ........ 

Home for the Aged, ...... 

Total number of deaths, not including still-born, . 

Where buried. 

The remains of 79 were carried out of the city for burial, 
and 38 were brought to the city for the same purpose, 
making the whole number of interments, including 
still-born, ......... 

as follows : 



15 
16 
22 
20 
22 
20 
16 

54 
15 
11 

18 
17 
14 
27 
32 
24 



37 
3 
1 

253 



233 



Blossom Hill cemetery, . 


. 


103 


Old cemetery, . 




19 


Woodlawn cemetery. 


. 


20 


Calvary (R. C.) cemetery, 




36 


Pine Grove cemetery (East 


Concord), 


13 


"West Concord cemetery, . 




6 


Millville cemetery, . 


. 


8 


Soucook cemetery, . 


. 


4 


Pine Hill, 


. 


2 



94 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Stickney Hill, ....... 

Minot enclosure, ....... 

Receiving tomb, ....... 

Unknown, ........ 

Occupation. 

The occupations of the deceased were as follows : 



chant, miller, jeweller 



, teacher, 1 each, 



1 

4 

4 

13 



Editor, printer, mer 

Clerks, 

Students, 

Manufacturers, 

Farmers, 

Laborers, 

Mechanics, . 

Housekeepers, 

Lawyers, 

Book-keepers, 

Retired, 

Not stated, . 

Of the total number of deaths, 112 were of persons born in 
the United States, of which number 79 were natives of Concord, 
and 21 foreign born. 



6 
2 

2 

4 

15 

16 

29 

46 

2 

2 

2 

86 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 



Class 1 — Zymotic Diseases — Oi^der I. 



Cholera Infantum, . 
Cholera Morbus, 
Croup, . 

Croup, Diphtheretic, 
Diphtheria, . 


14 
1 
1 
2 
1 


Dysentery, 
Fever, Typhoid, 
Meningitis, Cerebral, 
Scarlatina, 


2 

4 
2 
4 


Class 2 — Const] 


TUTioNAL Diseases — Order I. 




Cancer of Breast, . 
Traumatic Erysipelas, 
Cancer of Stomach, 


1 
1 
3 


Cancer of Uterus, . 
Tonsilitis, 


1 
1 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 95 

Okder II — Septic. 
Septicaemia, ... 1 

Order III — Tubercular Diseases. 

Consumption, . . 22 Hydrocephalus, . . 4 

Tubercular Meningitis, . 2 

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

Apoplexy, ... 5 Convulsions, ... 5 

Brain Concussions, . 1 Paralysis, ... 8 

" Disease, . . 3 Encephalitis, ... 1 

" Softening, . . 1 " Traumatic, 1 

Order II — Circulatory System. 

Heart Disease, . . 13 Heart, Hypertrophy, . 2 

" Valvular Disease, 10 Rheumatic Endocarditis, 1 

Order III — Respiratory System. 



Bronchitis, 


2 


Pneumonia, . 


. 12 


Lungs, Congestion of, . 


1 


Suffocative Catarrh, 


1 


GEdema of Glottis, 


1 







Order IV — Digestive System. 

Structural Disease of Liver, 1 Inflammation of Stomach, 1 

Enteritis, ... 3 Peritonitis, ... 2 

" Gastric, . 1 Stricture of Intestine, . 1 

Order V — Urinary System. 

Bright's Disease, . . 6 Diabetes, ... 1 

Chronic Cystitis, . . 1 Nephritis, Acute, . . 1 

Class 4 — Developmental Diseases — Order I — Children. 

Imperfect Development, 1 Spina Bifida, . . 1 

Premature Births, . . 5 Still-births, ... 21 



96 



CITY OF CONCORD. 

Order II — Nutritive Diseases. 



Anemia, 

Asthenia, 

Inanition, 


2 Leueocythemia, 
2 Marasmus, 
4 Scrofula, 

Order III — Old People. 


1 
2 
1 


Old Age, 


. 18 
Order IV — Women. 




Abortion, 


1 Child-bed, . 


2 




Class 5 — Violence. 





Accident, drowned, . 2 Railroad accident, . 
" fracture of skull, 1 Smothered by fire. 

Class 6. 

Ascites, ... 1 Tumor in brain. 

Dropsy, ... 2 Unknown, 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Registrar. 



CITY PHYSICIAN'S TtEPORT. 



To the City Council: 

The overseer of the poor reports the nnrnber aided by him 
during the year as 287. Of that number 33 have had medical 
or surgical attendance rendered them by the city physician. 

The total number of visits made by me during the year 

1884 was 249 

Prescriptions at office, ....... 37 

Obstetrics cases attended, ...... 2 

One case of double fracture occurred, — compound in one leg, 
and simple in the other. I began treatment of tliis in the latter 
part of 1883, but did not complete the case until February of 
this year. One other compound fracture of leg has been treated, 
and one of simple fracture of the fore-arm, also a fracture at 
elbow. Amputation of three toes became necessary in one case 
as the result of a railroad accident. 

It will be seen from the above that my professional service 
was largely surgical, — a rather unusual circumstance, which has 
not occurred in any of the previous years during whi^h I have 
had the honor of holding this position. It is well known to you 
that we are obliged to care for any one within the city lin)its, 
under any emergency, who may call for assistance. In a city 
of 14,000 inhabitants it does seem reasonable that some place 
should be provided suitable for the proper treatment of persons 
who by accident or any other cause are obliged to ask for med- 
ical or surgical aid. The instances are rare, to be sure, when 
all that is needed cannot be done for this class at their homes ; 
but in the past year we have had seven cases which have given 
us some difficulty in providing a place for their care. In two of 
the cases, when called, I found the patients in a state of semi- 
7 



98 CITY OF CONCORD. 

unconsciousness. They had to be moved at once ; and, being 
clearly county charges, it was thought best to send them to the 
county farm. Tlie others, save one, were either provided for 
where found, or a room secured at the hotel for them. The ex- 
ception noted was taken to the hospital. 

HOSPITAL. 

Through the liberality and philanthropy of a number of our 
citizens, a hospital association was formed to take measures to 
start a much-needed charity in this city. As a result, the asso- 
ciation has been able to begin, in a small way, a general hos- 
pital, where those who may be in need can have proper care and 
treatment, except in contagious cases. This has all been done 
through the voluntary contributions of the citizens of Concord. 
Only enough money has been raised to start the hospital. More 
must be secured to continue the work. In view of the fact that 
the city has no place to care for those who may become public 
charges, I would recommend that a sufficient sum be appro- 
priated annually to the hospital association for the support of 
one bed at least. The city physician would then have a place 
to move cases similar to those that have occurred during the 
past year, and at the same time you will be aiding one of the 
great charities of the city. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE COOK, m. d., 

City Physician. 

Concord, N. H., Jan. 1, 1885. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the City Council: 

Seventeen formal complaints have come to us during the past 
year. Their causes wei'e, — 

Sink drains on top of ground, ..... 10 

Filthy hog-pens, ....... 3 

Filthy stables, 3 

Filthy cellars, 1 

The usual number of verbal complaints have been made to 
individual members of the board. In only two cases has it 
been necessary to serve a legal notice upon parties complained 
of. A very general willingness to follow our suggestions as to 
the abatement of nuisances was manifested. We can safely 
say that Concord is a healthy city, and withal a very clean one ; 
however, we do believe that if a general system of inspections 
in the compact part of the city were provided for and properly 
enforced, much good would come from it. 

WATER SUPPLY. 

During the past year the long term of dry weather has served 
to test our supply, both as regards quality and quantity. We 
are happy to state that no complaints have been made, and an 
abundance of pure water has always been at hand. This is a 
very gratifying shovving, for from all about us we have heard of 
serious results occasioned by the severe drought of the past 
season. 

SEWERS. 

Very little has been done by way of extending our sewer 
mains during 1884. The sewers have been well cared for, — 



100 CITY OF CONCORD. 

catch-basins regularly cleaned out, and something done in flush- 
ing ; still we have no approved system of flushing — a thing 
that is imperative with some of the mains. Nor is there any- 
thing like a complete system of ventilation. In previous re- 
ports we have mentioned our plan for ventilation, and repeat 
it again in order to keep this very important matter before the 
people. Kemove all traps from the catch-basins. Use per- 
forated covers for the man-holes, and make every soil-pipe that 
is connected with the sewer a ventilator; then, with a proper 
system of flushing, we would have everything needed in a well- 
regulated system of sewers. AVe have endeavored to impress 
upon those who complain about the traps being off the catch- 
basins, that it is vastly better to have foul gases mingled with 
the surroiuidiug atmosphere, than it is to put traps on and have 
these same gases forced directly into their dwellings ; but if 
our plan for ventilation were followed, there would be hundreds 
of places of exit for the sevv'er gas, and so little would come 
from each no very offensive odor would be perceptible. It is a 
fact well known to sanitarians that those gases not recognizable 
to the senses are the ones most productive of disease. We 
then have not only to guard against offensive gases, but caiy and 
all, if we desire to be free from their effects. 

VITAL STATISTICS. 

The ordinance making the city clerk a registrar of vital sta- 
tistics went into operation March 1, 1878. Under its provi- 
sions our records have become quite complete and valuable. 
The birth record would be of more value if the name of the 
child were more generally entered in the certificate. Physicians 
can impress upon families the importance of this ; and in cases 
where attendance is finished before the child is named, the 
parents sliould make the return to the city clei'k by postal. 

In looking over the records of the full years since the ordi- 
nance went into effect, we find in 

1879 1880 1881 

Birtlis. Detifhs. Births. Deaths. Biitlia. Deaths. 

2.34 233 254 23'J 273 239 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 101 

1882 1883 1884 

Births. Deaths. Births. Dpaths. Birtlis. Deaths. 

272 215 2G1 206 202 212 

In the records of these six years, the birth table shows an 
increase which is accounted for by fuller returns being ra9,de as 
the ordinance became better understood. The death tables are 
no doubt correct, as burial permits are required. The varia- 
tions that occur are the natural ones that are liable to take 
place when no serious epidemic is among us. 

Population, 14,000 

Deaths in 1884, 212 

Ratio per thousand, ...... 15.1-}- 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CONNELL, 
GEORGE COOK, 
ALFRED E. EMERY, 

Board of Health, 
Concord, N. H., Jan. 1, 1885. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



liEPORT 



COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 



To the City Council : 

The operations of the Street Department for the year 1884 
have been similar to those of previous years, and have been con- 
ducted mostly by the same persons in charge as in 1883. 

The disbursements for the past year, in connection with the 
streets and roads throughout the city, have amounted to the sum 
of $24,186.84, a reduction from last year of $563.04, including 
the expenses for sprinkling streets. 

The detailed statement of payments will be found in the ac- 
count of "Running Expenses," under the heading of " Highway 
Department." The arrangement in detail is like that of last 
year, except that the labor pay-rolls have been partially subdi- 
vided among the various accounts to which they properly belong. 

The system thus begun has been perfected so nearly, that in 
the future it will be possible to state very accurately the ex- 
pense in detail, under each of the following headings : 

Bridges and Culverts. 

Fences and Signs. 

Macadamizing. 

Sidewalks and Crossings. 

Cleaning and Sprinkling Streets. 

Breaking Roads and Sidewalks. 

General Repairs. 

It is believed that such a system will be not onh' convenient 
and valuable for reference, but will be far preferable to the old 
method in furnishing information for the public. 



104 CITY OF COXCORD. 

The commissioner has endeavored to maintain a constant su- 
pervision over all the highways in the city, bnt from necessity 
more attention has been given to the needs of the "central 
district " than to more distant localities. 

The large area of tlie city includes many more miles of high- 
ways than most cities making larger appropriations for street 
purposes. Beside the miles of streets in the compact part of 
the city, there is an aggregate of more than one hundred and 
forty miles of country roads requiring constant care to keep iu 
proper condition for public use. All or nearly all the territory 
lying north of a line running near the new state prison is divided 
into districts, and each district placed in charge of some person 
resident therein. All extended repairs or improvements in 
those localities, however, are decided upon only after being ap- 
proved by the commissioner. AVith scarcely an exception the 
persons thus trusted with the expenditure of the funds for their 
"districts have exercised a judicious economy, and have satisfied 
their neighbors and others most interested, by their attention 
to the requirements of public travel. But in any case where it 
seems to be the general wish of the inhabitants of a particular 
district that a change be made, their wishes will be respected, 
unless it should appear to be manifestly detrimental to the pub- 
lic service. 

The "Victor Reversible" road-machine, which was procured 
in the spring, in addition to the " Non-reversible " one belonging 
to the city, has fulfilled all expectations. It has been in charge 
of Mr. George W. Chesley, and the results obtained have been 
highly satisfactory, indicating in a marked degree the superior- 
ity of the machine as a "road-builder," and the care and skill 
■with which it has been managed by one having a complete 
knowledge of the " art of road-building." 

The other road-machine has shown excellent results under the 
management of Mr. W. H. Hammond, and it is the intention to 
make use of it, the coming season, in some of the outlying dis- 
tricts. It is believed that by its use many sections may be im- 
proved wliich would be impracticable otherwise, on account of 
the exi)ense of the ordinary methods. 

The work of macadamizing luis be(Mi continued, and the re- 
duction iu the cost of the crushed stone, bv reason of the change 



STRKET DEPAUTJIENT. 105 

in the location of the stone-crusher, has made it possible to do 
more than the ordinary amount of this kind of work. The 
streets thus rebuilt bv macadamizing include Pleasant street 
from State to Spring street, Park street from Main to Green 
street, and State street from Centre to Washington street. 
The streets thus completed will require very little repairing for 
many years, and the experience of the past plainly indicates 
that a reasonable amount of macadamizing each year is in the 
direction of a judicious economy. 

A very considerable work has been done in the rebuilding of 
North Main street with coarse road gravel, and the smooth, 
firm road-bed thus made has produced such a vast change from 
its former rough and muddy condition as to be highly appre- 
ciated by the travelling public. It is hoped that its present con- 
dition may prove of such permanence as to require little outlay, 
until it can be replaced, section by section, with macadamized 
road. 

Gravel has been used in considerable quantities in other local- 
ities, one of the most extended being in the grading and filling 
of the road near Wattauummon's bridge. The object of raising 
the road at that point was to make it possible for teams to pass 
through at any time during the spring freshets. It is not ex- 
pected, however, that it will answer any important purpose dur- 
ing such extraordinary freshets as have sometimes occurred. 

A similar work has been done near the river bank on Hall 
street, for the purpose of protecting the road from washing 
when the Merrimack overflows its banks, and also to make pass- 
able the long stretch of highway composed only of yielding 
sand. 

Minor improvements have been made at various points, but 
they have been so many in number as to forbid particular men- 
tion. Several old culverts have been relaid, and wherever pos- 
sible stone has been used to replace those of decaying plank. 
Not many years will probably elapse before all the wooden cul- 
verts within the city limits will be removed, and with them a 
great source of annoyance and expense. 

The abutments of the bridge at the foot of Diraoud's hill have 
been entirely rebuilt, their condition being such as to demand 
the outlay. The stone used for the purpose were such as to 



lOG CITY OF CONCORD. 

complete the work in the most durable and substantial manner, 
and the widening of the bridge and roadway has met the unqual- 
ified approval of those who have occasion to ti'avel on that por- 
tion of the highway. 

All the concrete sidewalks asked for have been voted by the 
board of aldermen, and but one piece thus voted remains to be 
laid. The amount is about the same as for the past few years, 
and our system of concrete sidewalks is so rapidly extending 
that we may soon boast of their completeness and excellence as 
compared with other cities. 

The routine work of the department has been continued as 
usual. More than ordinary attention has been paid to cleaning 
the streets, and the spoken commendations of many citizens 
have shown that the public are not unmindful of this important 
feature. Innumerable suggestions touching the needs of dif- 
ferent localities have been received, noted, investigated, and 
the suggestions carried out whenever the public interests seemed 
to be thus subserved. 

In the prosecution of the work of the department, I have 
relied, as before, upon Mr. James H. Howell, the superintend- 
ent of streets, and to his business experience, energy, and un- 
varying courtesy the citizens are greatly indebted for the gen- 
erally satisfactory condition of the streets and highways. 
Respectfully submitted. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 

Commissioner of Higliioays. 



There has been paid to the city treasurer, on account of high- 
ways, the sum of $984.43, made up from the following 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash of individuals on city account as follows : 

Of Gilraan Shaw, concrete, . . . $48.00 

R. Woodruff, " ... 20.45 

J. B. Gile, rent, .... 1.00 

C. P. Little, use of sweeper, . . 1.00 

G. B. P2mmons, shotes, . . • 28.93 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



107 



Of G. L. Theobald, repairs streets, 


SI. 76 


T. C. Bethuno, 


.75 


Merrimack Co., paint, 


.50 


H. Partridge, manure. 


15.00 


City Water- Works, repairs stree 


ts, . 21.50 


Mrs. S. C. Wbitcher, concrete 


6.08 


Mrs. M. S. Osgood, " 


25.07 


Mrs. C. C. Lund, 


2G.08 


Horace Abbott, " 


8.25 


J. H. Crockett, " 


5.07 


E. H. Runnels, " 


43.9(> 


L. Jackmau, " 


5.55 


L. & T. Savings Bank, " 


15.39 


S. Shaw, stone, . 


2.25 


Merrimack Co., repairs streets. 


3.50 


E. B. Hutchinson, concrete, 


3.29 


J. Sexton, " 


12.45 


Mrs. R. C. Osgood, " 




20.22 


B. F. Leavitt, " 




8.88 


J. B. Runals, " 




14.26 


G. F. Whittredge, " 




12.35 


J. E. Barry, " 




. . 36.05 


S. F. Prescott, 




3.42 


R. Woodruff, 




5.00 


G. Cunningham, " 




4.90 


R. S. Plummer, " 




9.0O 


C. H. Potter, 




8.68 


Union School Dist., " 




22.57 


Hugh Tallant, manure, 




15.00 


Misses Noyes, concrete, . 


19.26 


W. A. Russell, 


12.42 


P. Mehan, " 


9.15 


Luke Benson, " 


4.08 


Dennis Halloran, " 


8.73 


W. H. Allen, 


35.78 


George Main, " 


22.26 


Lyman Merrill, " 


34.56 


Daniel Widmer, " 


9.20 


Geo. E. Cheslev, " 


, 


12.50 



108 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Thomas W. Stewart, 


concrete, . 


$5.58 


G. W. Dudley, 




2.70 


Charles McCarthy, 




26.65 


Mrs. Morrill, 




11.29 


E. W. Woodward, 




20.50 


L. W. Bean, 




8.75 


Mead, Mason & Co., 




22.03 


G. H. Seavey, 




11.94 


T. H. Ford, 




31.38 


W. W. Cloud, 




5.15 


P. McClary, 




13.05 


St. Paul's School, 




179.82 


Elijah Knight, street sweepings. 


3.00 


H. B. Foster, 




1.50 


S. Holman, 




3.50 


J. H. George, 




2.50 


Fred Landers, 




2.50 


W. D. Thompson, 




2.50 


Edward Dow, 




1.00 


J. E. Fernald, 




1.00 


T. W. Stewart, 




1.00 


J. C. A. Hill, 




1.00 


W. H. Kimball, 




1.00 


T. W. Pillsbury, 




.50 


S. K. Gill, 




.50 



There still remain uncollected bills, 
expense of laying concrete, against 
John Bartlett, . 
W. J. Blakely, 
Miriam F. Coffin, 
Mrs. E. H. Houston, 
Mr. Jewett, 
John Murph}', . 
W. E. Morton, 
L. K. Peacock, 
E. P Prescott, 
Mrs. Robinson, 
G. Birney Whittredge, 
Miss Carrie Wyatt, . 



$984.43 
for thfeir proportion of 



m.43 

7.04 
38.29 
12.89 

1.86 
12.53 
15.40 

3.88 
22.70 

8.91 
12.35 
12.63 



SPRINKLING THE STREETS. 



The following account of the receipts and expenditures for 
sprinkling the streets, for the season of 1884, is inserted for the 
information of the public : 



RECEIPTS. 



From persons on 

George Clongh, 

Mrs. M. G. Batchelder, 

H. B. Tebbetts, 

D. J. Mnrphy,' 
J. E. Dwight, 
L. A. Smith, 
J. R. Hill, . 

E. G. Cummings, 
S. C. Morrill, 
Elm House, . 
G. B. Emmons, 
Moseley & Co., 
Pearson & Pattee, 
W. F. Danforth & Son, 
Scribner & Blood, 
Batchelder & Co. , . 

D. H. Aldrich, 
J. E. Pecker, 
W. A. Thompson, 
Rep. Press Asso., 
A. P. Fitch, 
Page & Donovan, 

E. H. Rollins & Son, 
S. G. Noves, 

F. E. Coiburn, 
Whittemore & Reed, 

G. A. Young, 
Thompson & Bethune, 
Phenix Hotel, 



the East side of Main street. 



S5.00 
3.00 
5.00 
1.00 
2.00 
3.00 
5.00 
1.00 
3.00 
5.00 



00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

3.00 

1.00 

2.00 

5.00 

3.00 

1.00 

l.flO 

3.00 

2.00 

5.00 

2.00 

5.00 

5.00 



T. A. Heath, . . S3. 00 

Stanley & Aver, . . 3.00 

Hammond & Thurston, , 3.00 

Woodman & Robinson, . 3.00 

M. AVolfe, . . . 3.00 

F. C. Hardv, . .3.00 
C. N. Towle, . . l.< Q 

G. K. Mellen,. . . 3.00 
E. B. Crapo, . . 3.00 
Dow & Wheeler, . .1.00 
A. W. Davis, . . 2.0O 
Staniels, Allison & Co., . 1.00 
S. C. Hastman, . . 1.00 
Eagle Clothing House, . 3.00 
T.W. & J. H. ^Stewart, . 3.0O 

E. C. Eastman, . . 2.00 
Barrett & Bresnahan, . 1 .00 

F. W. Yeaton, 
F. P. Mace, 
Miss E. A. Estes, 
A. H. Crosbv, 
E. B. Davis,^ 
Sleeper & Hood, . 
C. W. Clark, 
Shaw. Jackson & Ahern, 
Humphrey Dodge & 

Smith,' . . . 5.00 

U. S. & Canada Express, 3.00 

Eagle Hotel, . . 5.00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
2.00 
3.00 



110 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



W. Union Telegraph Co., $3.00 
W. P. Underbill & Co., 3.00 
N. H. Savings-Bank, . 3.00 
W. K. Norton, . .1.00 
H. W. Brickett, . . 3.00 

Yonng Bros., . . 3.00 

J. M. Stewart & Sons, . 3.00 

E. Knight, . . . 3.00 

Cash 5.00 

W. C. Elkins & Co., . 2.00 
S. Wardner, . . 2.00 

J. D. Johnson & Son, . 1.00 
C. Thorn & Son, . .5.00 

J. Police, . . . 2.00 

Newhall & Poore, . 1.00 

A. C. & M. C. Sanborn, 2.00 
Mrs. O. Stearns, . . 8.00 

F. Battles, . . .2.00 



W. AV. Niles, 
E. E. Fisher, 
W. K. & Mrs. A. Mc- 

Farland, 
L. E. Currier, 
T. M. Lang, 
Miss C. P.' Morrill, 
J. S. Stetson, 
J. Palmer, 
Mrs. R. E. Pecker, 
A. A. Currier, 
G. Bartlett, . 
Mrs. M. M. Sawver, 
S. S. Kiml)all, " . 
J. B. Walker, 
J. F. Morrill. 



$2.00 
1.00 

5.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
3.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
4.00 
10.00 
7.50 
3.00 



$259.50 



West side of Main street. 



C. H. Thorndike, . 


. $3.00 


A. G. Harris, ■ . 


. $3.00 


A. F. Holt, . 


. 2.00 


Stevens & Dnncklee, 


. 3.00 


J. M. Hill, . 


. 3.00 


First Nat. Bank, . 


. 5.00 


B. A. Kimball, 


. 5.00 


Morrill Bros., 


. 3.00 


Mrs. S. C. Whitcher, 


. 3.00 


Frank Marden, 


. 3.00 


Mrs. C. C. Lund, 


. 3.00 


B. Biddle, . 


. 1.00 


Franklin Low, 


. 3.00 


J. R. Hill & Co., . 


. 5.00 


J. H. Abbott, 


. 5.00 


Reed & JMudgett, . 


. 1.00 


Franklin P^vans, 


2.00 


N. A. Dunkiee, . 


. 1.00 


Norris & Crockett, 


2.00 


A. P. Sherburne, . 


. 2.00 


Robertson, Rowell & Co. 


3.00 


James Hazeltou, . 


. 4.00 


I. M. Savage, 


2.00 


Ray & Walker, . 


2.00 


J. F. Hoit, . 


3.00 


Clarke and Moore, 


. 3.00 


Perkins, Dudley & Co., 


3.00 


H. M. French, 


1.00 


J. Welcome, 


1.00 


Morrill &Danforth, 


3.00 


C. H. Martin & Co., 


3.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


3.00 


Cash, . 


1.00 


H. N. Newell, 


2.00 


H. C. Sturtevant, . 


3.00 


Underhill & Kittredge, 


8.00 


J. S. Hubbard, 


1.5U 


D. L. Guernsey, . 


3.00 


J. R. H. Davis, . 


1.00 


E. W. Willard, . 


3.00 


J. H. Chase, 


4.00 


A. R. Ayers, 


3.00 


Silsby & Son, 


5.00 


Ladd and Baker, . 


2.00 


W. K. Day, 


1.50 


Miss J. L. Crawford, 


2.00 


C. M. Bovnton, . 


3.00 


Jacobs Bros., 


1.00 


L. H. Carroll, 


5.00 


J. B. Sanborn, 


5.00 


State Capital Bank, 


5.00 


G. L. Hooper, 


1.00 



SPRINKLING STREETS. 



Ill 



A. K. Knapp, 


$1.00; 


W. G. Carter, 


$6.00 


Joseph Broggi, 


1.00 


P. H. Larkin, 


3.00 


L. D. Mars ton, 


2.00 


M. J. Pratt. . 


2.00 


John Dohevtv, 


2.00 1 


H. J. Crippen, 


5.00 


C. P. Bhmchard, . 


2.00 


M. R. Holt, . 


2.00 


J. McLaughlin, 


1.00 


G. F. Page, . 


2.00 


E. S. Nutter, 


2.00 


F. A. Fisk, . 


4.00 


B. S. Warren, 


3.00 


E. Gerrish, . 


5.00 


W. P. Ford ct Co., 
G. H. Marston, 


5 00 






3.00 $195.00 


East 


side of State street. 




C. P. Virgin, 


$1.00 


F. S. Streeter, 


$2.00 


James Miuot, 


3.00 


P. Kittredge, 


. 3.00 


F. H. Upton, 


2.00 


W. L. Foster, 


3.00 


Geo. E. Todd, 


5.00 


Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, 


3.00 


D, D. Brainard, . 


2.00 


G. Walker, . 


5.00 


J. Durrell, . 


1.00 


G. T. Corains, 


3.00 


V. Atkins, 


2.00 


0. Pillsburv, 


. 5.00 


W. K. Holt, 


2.00 


B. E. Badger, 


. 2.00 


John Kimball, 


5.00 


A. Atherton, . ' 


1.50 


L. D. Brown, 


. 3.00 


D. D. Taylor, 


. 1.50 


N. White, Jr., 


4.00 


N. H. Shattuck, . 


. .50 


P. C. Bean, . 


2.00 


G. L. Batchelder, . 


.50 


B. F. Virgin, 


. 2.00 


W. E. Adams, 


. 1.00 


E. A. Ferrin, 


.50 


C. R. Sanborn, 


. 1.00 


L. A. Lewis, 


.50 


J. F. Sabin, . 


. 1.00 


C. C. Nutter, 
W. E. Dow, 


2.00 






. 1.00 




$73.00 


L. S. Morrill, 


. 2.00 







H. W. Clapp, 
O. Ballon, 
F. Webster, . 
G H. Emery, 
Mrs. E. C. i3ixbv, 
Mrs. C. Parker, ' 
R. T Crowell, 
C. H. Martin, 
Mrs. E. Blake, 
E. Morrill, . 
Mrs. B. P. Stone, 
Mrs. C. Howe, 
Mrs. A. C. Pierce, 



West side of State street. 



$2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
3.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1 50 
1.50 
1.00 

2 00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.50 



S. Eastman, . 


. $2.00 


M. W. Russell, 


. 2.00 


S. Barrett, 


. 2.00 


F. H. Gould, 


. 1.00 


J. H. Gallinger, 


. 2.00 


H. F. Patterson, 


. 1.00 


J. B. Palmer, 


. 1.00 


J. W. Merrill, 


. 2.00 


T. C. Bethune', 


. 3,00 


J. E Robertson, 


. 3.00 


A. Folger, 


. 3.00 



15.50 



112 



CITY OF CONCOHO. 



Green street. 



T. A. Heath, 


$2.00 


J. A. Cochran, 


. $2.00 


J. W. Drew, . 


2.00 


P. F. Stevens, 


. 2.oa 


T. W. Young, 


2.00 


Z. C. Packard, 


. 2.00- 


C. A. Bi'esnahan, . 


2.00 


G. Bullock, . 


. 1.00. 


A. \\. Sargent, 


1.00 








L. IS. Richardson, . 


. 2.00 




$18 00- 




South street. 




Mrs. W. Harriman, 


$10.00 


Mrs. C. B. Hutchins, . 


$2.00 


8. Marsh, 


5 00 


J. P. Nutter, 


2.00 


Mrs. A. Downing, 


5.00 


Mrs. A. Manning, 


1.00 


H. W. Ranlet, 


5.00 








]\Irs. .J. W. Little, 


4.00 




$36.00 


W. Hart, 


2.00 








Pleasant street. 




Mrs. R. N. Corning, 


$10.00 


G. L. Lovejoy & Co., . 


$2.00 


G. L Stratton, . 


5 00 


Mrs. J. A. Gove, 


2.00 


L. Downing, 


5,00 


L. N. Farley, 


1.00 


G. H. H. Silsby, . 


3.00 








F. A. Stillings, . 


3.00 




$31.00 




Warren street. 




J. Minot, 


$5.00 , Mrs. E. P. Cnmmings, 


. $1.00 


T. Stuart, 


3.00 


T. Kerlev, 


. 1.00 


W. A. Clough, 


2.00 


Mrs. E. F. Mansfield, 


. 1.00 


A. C. Fisher, 


2.00 


J. Kimball, 


. 1.00^ 


AV. G. C. Kimball, 


2.00 


S. K. Blanchard, . 


. 1.00 


]\Iiss F. H. Osgood, 


2.00 


R. West & C. H. Wilson 


, 1.00 


INIrs. AV. Russell, . 


2.00 


C. W. Allen, . 


. 1.00 


AV. Ladd, 


2.00 


J. A. Dadmun, 


. 1.00- 


D. P. AVheeler, 


2.00 








A. Fletcher, . 


2.00 




$33.00 


S. F. Blodgctt, 


l.OO 








School street. 




High School, 


$10.00 


W. B. Dnrgin, 


$2.00 


J^Irs. N. White, '. 


2.00 


IMrs L. A. Hazelton, , 


1.00 


D. W Waldron, . 


2.00 


J. M. Fletcher, . 


1.00 


P. Piilshury, 


2 00 


INIeclianicks Nat. Bank, 


5 00 


Mrs. V. Crow, 


2.00 


J. H. RowcU, 


3 00 


Munns & Paige, . 


2.00 


F. S. Crawford, . 


2.00 



SPRINKLING STREETS. 



113 



Mrs. N. White, 
Concord Gas Co., 



L. R. Fellows, 


. $3.00 


J. C. French, 


. $1.00 


Mrs. L. M. Morrill, 


. 2.00 


E. W. Abbott, . 


. 1.00 


J. D. Perkins, 
G. W. Carter, 


. 1.00 
. 1.00 








$43.00 




Park street. 




C. R. Walker, 


. $3.00 


Mrs. A. L. Drew, . 


. $1.00 


Mrs. W. Walker, . 
E. A. Stockbridge, 


. 2.00 
. 1.00 








$8.00 


Mrs. T. Haynes, 


. 1.00 








Capitol street. 





$5.00 I Sleeper & Evans, 
3.00 



. $2.00 
$10.00 



Smith & Walker, 
H. E. Conant, 



Depot street. 

$5.00 (Mrs. C.Hart, 
2.00 



$2.oa 

$9.00 



Ranlet & Marsh, 
Cummings Bros., 



Freight street. 

. $3.00 I H. N. Farley & Co., 
. 3.00 



$2.00 

$8.00 



Spring street. 



John T. Lane, 
Charles H. Sawyer, 
Richard M. Philbrick, 
James E. Rand, 
Benjamin M. Locke, 
Edwin P. Carr, 
Nathaniel A. Walker, 



$1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2 00 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 



Aaron S. Currier, , 
John W. Storrs, 
Edgar M. Howe, , 
Charles Smart, 
Samuel L. Currier, 



Washington street. 



A. T. Whittemore, 
J. E. Clifford, 
S. M. Griffin, 
Mrs. Merrill, 
Mrs. Howe, . 



$1,001 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

.1.00 



Mrs. G. A. Foster, 
Mrs. Colley, . 
Mrs. Glidden, 



$1.00 

i.oa 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

$15.00 



$1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

$8.00 



114 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



RECAPITULATION. 



From east side of Main street, . 










$259.50 


west side of Main street, 










195.00 


east side of State street, 










73.00 


west side of State street, . 










45.50 


Green street, 










18.00 


South street, 












36.00 


Pleasant street. 












31.00 


Warren street, . 












33.00 


School street, . 












43.00 


Park street. 












8.00 


Capitol street, . 












10.00 


Depot street, 




. 








9.00 


Freight street, , 












8.00 


South Spring street, 












15.00 


Washington street. 




• 








8.00 



$792.00 
Paid into city treasury, account of highways, . $792.00 

HOWARD M. COOK, 

Solicitor and Collector. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON SEWERS AND DRAINS. 



To the City Council : 

The amount expended under the direction of the committee 
for the construction of sewers daring the season of 1884, is 
$1,709.01, an itemized account of which will be found in the 
general expenses of the city under the head of " Sewers." 

A considerable work was made necessary by the change in 
the location of the new passenger station in Railroad square. 
The new location was directly over the large brick sewer 
leading from Freight street to the river, a portion of which had 
been rebuilt the previous year. A section requiring removal, in 
order to obtain a proper curve in passing around the proposed 
building, extended under the railroad tracks, thus adding much 
to the difficult}^ of the situation, and considerably increasing the 
expense. The work was successfully accomplished, and the 
sewer as completed seems to answer its purpose quite as well as 
before. The new brick sewer thus rebuilt was about one hun- 
dred and fifty feet in length and three feet in diameter. The 
change in location referred to also necessitated the relaying of 
three hundred feet of 18-inch Akron pipe which discharged into 
the brick sewer, and the character of the soil through which a 
portion of this had to pass was such as to materially increase 
its cost. 

A large part of the old pipe was dug up and used for relaying, so 
that the total expenditure was less than at first seemed possible. 

An 8-inch sewer has been built on Grove street to discharge 
into the sewer on Monroe street, a distance of one hundred and 
twenty-five feet, the material being the Akron pipe. 

About two hundred and fifty feet of 10-inch sewer-pipe has 
been laid on Franklin street to discharge into the main sewer 
passing through Rumford street. 



116 CITY OF CONCORD. 

A 10-inch Akron pipe has been laid for a distance of one hun- 
dred and twenty-one feet in the extension of Park street, and 
this will probably meet all the future requirements of that sec- 
tion. Although not immediately demanded, it was deemed ad- 
visable to complete this work before the street was Macad- 
amized, in order to avoid the digging up of that part of the street 
afterward ; and it has already been brought into use by resi- 
dents on that street. 

The laying of a 12-inch sewer on Pitman street to connect 
with the sewer on Main street presented more difficulties than any 
sino-le task undertaken by the committee. The trench neces- 
sary for the laying of the pipe was through a mass of boulders 
of all shapes and sizes, requiring constant blasting and suitable 
hoistino- apparatus for their removal. The whole distance was 
six hundred feet, and the work, though expensive, was much 
needed to accommodate the residents on Pitman and Summer 
streets. 

The last work of the season was the laying of two hundred 
and fifty-two feet of 8-inch Akron pipe on Abbott street to dis- 
charge into the main sewer running easterly from the foot of the 
street. This sewer was not laid as deep as usual owing to the 
low ground through which it passes ; but no trouble is antici- 
pated on that account. Eventually Abbott street will need con- 
siderable filling to bring it to a proper grade, and the sewer will 
then be of sufliicieut depth : in the meantime its use will be 
of great benefit in preserving the health of the dwellers in that 
vicinity. The gradual extension of the sewers to such points 
as can be reached from the present system, is advisable for many 
reasons, not the least of which is the additional safeguard against 
miasmatic diseases ensured by the removal of stagnant water 
and improperly constructed vaults. If private drains entering 
the public sewers are properly trapped, their universal use will 
add greatly to the comfort, health, and convenience of the 

public. 

EDGAR 11. WOODMAN, 

EDWARD DOW, 

EMORY N. SHEPARD, 

Committee on Sewers. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



KEPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council : 

The undersigned respectfully submits the following report of 
the doings of the Police Department of the cit}' of Concord for 
the year ending December 31, 1884 : 

The whole number of arrests made during the year, not in- 
cluding those made at Penacook, was .... 257 
as follows ; 



Assault and battery, 

Assault of an aggravated nature, 

Assault with intent to kill, 

Breaking and entering. 

Breaking glass. 

Common prostitute, . 

For being out late at night. 

For not providing for his family 

For being a tramp. 

For out of town officers, . 

Forgery, .... 

Insane persons, 

Intoxication, 

Keeping liquor for sale. 

Keeping lager beer for sale, 

Larceny, .... 

Open gross lewdness, 

Obtaining money by false pretence, 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 

Receiving stolen property, 

Suspicious persons, . 

Stubborn child, 

Total, 



16 
2 
1 

19 
1 
3 

20 
1 
1 
5 
2 
5 
115 
8 
2 

17 
1 
2 

23 
1 

10 
2 

257 



118 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Of the above cases, 113 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offences, to wit : 

Assault and battery, ....,,. 14 

Assault of an aggravated nature, ..... 2 

Assault with intent to kill, ...... 1 

Breaking glass, ........ 1 

Breaking and entering, . . . . . . .12 

Common prostitute, ....... 2 

Forgery, 2 

For not providing for his family, ..... 1 

For being a tramp, ....... 1 

Intoxication, ......... 51 

Keeping liquor for sale, ....... 6 

Keeping lager beer for sale, ...... 3 

Larceny, . . . . . . . . .10 

Obtaining money by false pretence, .... 1 

Open gross lewdness, ....... 1 

Rude and disorderly conduct, ...... 2 

Receiving stolen property, ...... 2 

Stubborn child, . . . . • . . . . 1 

Total, • . 113 

And were disposed of as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fine, ....... 83 

Sentenced to jail, ........ 1 

Sentenced to the industrial school, .•...! 
Ordered to recognize to appear at supi'eme court, . . 26 

Discharged by the court, ...... 2 

Total 113 

Discharged without complaint, ..... 144 

Total, 257 

Thirteen buildings have been found open and secured. 
The whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station- 
house during the year was 299. 

Respectfully submitted, 

.JOHN CONNELL, 

City Marshal. 
Concord, Dec. 31, 1884. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



119 



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 31st, 1884 : 
Whole number of arrests made during the year, . . 35 



Keeping intoxicating liquor for sale, 
Keeping malt liquor for sale, 
Keeping lager beer for sale. 
Intoxication, 
Assault and battery, . 
Insane, .... 
Driving a horse without leave, 
Larceny, .... 
For other officers, 

Total, 



1 
1 
1 

18 
9 
1 
1 
1 
2 

35 



Of the above cases, 24 were arraigned before the police court 



for the following offences, to wit : 

Keeping intoxicating liquor for sale, 
Keeping malt liquor for sale, 
Keeping lager beer for sale, 
Intoxication, 
Assault and battery, 
Larceny, .... 

Total, 

And were disposed of by the court as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fine, ...... 

Ordered to recognize to appear at the supreme court, 



1 

1 
1 
12 
8 
1 

24 



17 
3 



120 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Discharged by order of court, 
Nol. pressed, 



Total, .... 

Committed to the Insane Asylum, 
Delivered to other officers, 
Discharged without complaint, . 




1 
3 

24 
1 
2 



35 



Total, .... 

Whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station-house 
during the year, 53. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. COREY, 
Assistant City Alarshal. 
Penacook, N. H., Dec. 31, 1884. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 121 



REPORT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the City Council: 

The Police Justice herewith submits the thirty-second annual 
report comprising transactions during the year 1884. 

The number of civil actions entered before the Police Justice 
was 84. 

The number of persons of foreign bii'th who have been natu- 
ralized before him was 23. 

The number of like persons who have made before him their 
primary declarations to become citizens was 6. 

The number of arraignments before him of persons charged 
with the commission of criminal offences was 148. 

The nature and results of those prosecutions, in which the 
City Marshal and the Assistant City Marshal participated, are 
set forth in the reports of those officers of this date. 

The Police Justice charges himself as follows : 
For costs belonging to the city, arising 

from criminal prosecutions, . . . $152.71 

For fines arising from same, . . . 450.00 

For fees arising from civil actions, . . 46.71 



$649.42 



And discharges himself as follows : 
Paid expenses, ..... $4.00 

Paid city treasurer, .... 645.42 



$649.42 
During several weeks of the latter part of the year the Police 
Justice has unfortunately been deprived of his ordinary good 
health, and consequently an unusual amount of business has de- 
volved upon the Special Justice. 

SYLVESTER DANA, 

Police Justice. 
Concord, December 31, 1884. 



122 CITY OF CONCORD. 



KEPORT OF SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the City Council: 

The Special Police Justice submits the following report, com- 
mencing Oct. 18, 1884, when he assumed the duties of the court 
on account of the sickness of Judge Dana. 

Number of civil actions entered from Oct. 18 to Dec. 31, 
1884, 27. 

Number of criminal prosecutions from Oct. 18 to Dec. 31, 
1884, 23. 

Number of persons naturalized from Oct. 18 to Dec. 31, 1884, 
56. 

Number of persons filing intention to become citizens from 
Oct. 18 to Dec. 31, 1884, 40. 

The Special Justice charges himself as follows ; 
For costs from criminal cases, . . $8.00 

For fines from criminal cases, . . 172.00 

For fees from civil cases, . . . 12.01 



1!I2.01 



And discharges himself as follows : 
Paid citv treasurer, .... $192.01 



6. E. BADGER, 

Special Jvstice. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 123 



REPORT OF THE CITY SOLICITOR. 



To the City Council : 

One year ago two suits were pending against the city, Engel 
V. Concord and Bxitterfield v. Concord. The suit of Engel v. 
Concord remains in the same condition as one year ago. An 
effort is now being made to settle the case, which may be suc- 
cessful ; if not, it will be tried soon. 

The suit of Butterjield v. Concord, in which damages to the 
amount of $20,000 was claimed, has been settled by the city's 
paying $500 in full for damages and costs. 

August 5, 1884, Patrick Kelley filed a petition in the supreme 
court, praying that he might be allowed to file a claim against 
the city for damages which he alleges he received by slipping on 
the sidewalk in Penacook, near the Washington House. The 
accident happened, as he alleges, on the first day of March, 
1884, and he claims to have sustained severe injuries, and fixes 
the amount of damages at $3,000. At the October term there 
was a hearing on the petition before Judge Isaac W. Smith, 
and he decided that Mr. Kelley be allowed to file his claim. In 
such hearings the real merits of the cases are not inquired into, 
as I have had occasion to remark before. 

December 10, 1884, the claim was filed with the city clerk, 
but no suit has as yet been brought. Some other claims for 
damages have been made, but as none of them have been in 
court in any way, no report of such is made here. 

The suit of Engel v. Concord, and the claim of Patrick Kel- 
ley, are the only matters now in court in which the city is a 
party. 

ROB'T A. RAY, Solicitor. 

December 31, 1884. 



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. 



REPORT OF TRUSTEES. 

To the City Council : 

Your attention is called to an examination of the annexed 
reports of the Librarian and Treasurer of the public library. 

You will observe, that although the library contains about 
eleven thousand volumes, only about one half that number is 
available for circulation among the people, the remainder con- 
sisting of books useful only for purposes of occasional reference. 

The annual circulation of books exceeds twenty-seven thou- 
sand volumes. To properly supply this comparatively large 
circulation, extensive additions of books are demanded. No 
more than a mere suggestion is needed to impress upon your 
minds the immense importance and value of a large circulating 
library, in the promotion of the educational, mental, and moral 
interests and the social enjoyment and happiness of the com- 
munity'. 

The unavoidable expense of supporting the library, exclusive 
of the purchase of books, is between fourteen and fifteen hun- 
dred dollars a year. This expense includes the salary of a 
librarian, the rent of rooms, the cost of gas, fuel, insurance, &c. 

Although we find a balance on hand at the close of the year 
of about five hundred dollars, all this and more will be required 
to complete the printing of the new catalogue now in press. 
This catalogue supplies an indispensable necessity. For the 
increase of the library we have, therefore, no funds except the 
annual income of the " Pierce " and " Lyon " funds, amounting 
to one hundred and twenty dollars. The yearly amount of sub- 
scriptions, at twenty-five cents a year for each person, is about 
two hundred and fifty dollars. It will therefore be observed 
that our unavoidable expenses, entirely independent of the pur- 



128 CITY OF CONCORD. 

chase of books, exceeds the income derived from subscriptions 
and from the "Pierce" and "Lyon" funds by from ten to 
eleven hundred dollars. We have endeavored to make our ex- 
penses as small as possible for the proper maintenance of the 
institution. 

During the current year we can expend for the increase of 
the library no more money than we shall receive by your appro- 
priation, beyond the sum of ten or eleven hundred dollars. 

In view, therefore, of the manifest and increasing usefulness 
of the institution, we confidently hope for a generous appropria- 
tion. 

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. 

WM. W. FLINT, Ward 7. 
Concord, Jan. 1, 1885. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

The library has been kept open through its regular business 
hours for 292 days in the year just closed, and the number of 
books given out has averaged about 95 per day. 

Three hundred and fifteen volumes have been purchased, many 
of them to replace old ones that were unfit for further service, 
and 110 volumes have been received as donations from various 
sources. 

By the courtesy of Hon. E. H. Rollins we have received thir- 
teen volumes of the official correspondence of the Union and 
Confederate armies during the recent civil war. 

By order of Hon. A. F. Pike, the Official Gazette of the 
United States patent office has been sent us through the year. 

From the Census Bureau we have received ten large volumes 
of statistics of the census of 1880, and from the Bureau of Ed- 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 12^ 

ucation the report of the commissioner and the usual circulars 
of information. 

From our own state officers we have received copies of the 
usual annual reports ; also copies of the Journals of the Senate 
and House for the Session of 1 883, and a copy of the Laws passed 
at that time. 

A large donation of Patent Office Reports, railroad publica- 
tions, and seven bound volumes of the New York Daily Times, 
have been received from Harvey l?ice, Esq., of this city. 

A new catalogue of the library has been compiled, and is now 
passing through the press. It will probably be ready for use by 
the first of April next. 

There are now about 11,000 volumes in the library, about one 
half of which are congressional documents, theological and poet- 
*cal works, and old books and magazines, but seldom called 
for. 

With an annual circulation of 27,000 volumes, a library of 
6,000 volumes is manifestly inadequate to meet the wants of its 
patrons, and should be largely increased. 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. F. SECOMB, Librarian. 
Concord, Jan. 1, 1885. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

To the City Council : 

The balance on hand January 1, 1884, was $407.53, to which 
has been added city appropriation $2,000 and library receipts of 
$241.65, making a total of $2,649.18 as available funds for the 
expenses of the library. Of this sum $2,000 has been expended 
as per itemized account in tiie expenses of the city, and $130.63 
in addition to the appropriation expended from the funds in the 
hands of the treasurer, leaving a balance of $518.55 in the treas- 
urer's hands to be carried to the next vear. The sum of $200 has 
9 



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already been paid toward the expense of printing the new cata- 
logue, and the balance required for that purpose will leave but 
little, if any, money remaining in the hands of the treasurer. In 
addition to the above there has been received for interest on 
Lyon fund, $60, and for interest on Pierce fund, $60, in all, $120, 
which with the amount of trust funds on hand at the beginning 
of the year makes the sum of $240, which will be available for the 
purchase of books under the special provisions of those trusts. 



balance sheet. 
Dr. 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1884, 
Received from the city, . 
Receipts from the library, 



Paid as per city account, 

" E. C. Eastman, books, 
Balance cash on hand, . 



Cr. 



$407.53 

2,000.00 

241.65 



$2,000.00 
130.63 
518.55 



$2,649.18 



$2,649.18 



trust account. 

Dr. 

Balance cash on hand Jan. 1, 1884, 
Interest on Lyon trust, . 
" Pierce trust. 



Cr. 



Balance cash on hand, . 

Respectfully submitted. 



$120.00 
60.00 
60.00 



$240.00 



$240.00 



W. P. FISKE, Treasurer. 



CEMETERIES. 



To the City Coxincil : 

The cemetery committee respectfully submit the following 
report, for the year ending December 31, 1884 : 

BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance in hands of committee Dec. 31, 1884, 

per report, $423.25 

Received from amounts due and uncollected, Dec. 31, 1883, 

H. S. Hamilton, grading lot, . . . $14.00 

Mrs. C. F. Stewart, labor, . . . 2.25 

G. L. Lovejoy, digging graves, . . . 5.00 

Mrs. P. R. George, care of lot, . . . 5.00 

H. B. Tibbetts, "... 2.50 

C. H. Abbott, "... 2.O0 

A. J. Abbott, repairing lot, . . . 7.85 
Mrs. A. C. AVeed, care of lot, . . . 15.15 
Mrs. E. A. Bailey, cleaning stone-work and 

monument, ..... 10.00 

J. P. Tucker, care of lot, .... 8.50 

J. F. Scott, hay, 14.70 

J. W. Ward well, care of lot, . . . 1.50 

Ira W. Sanborn, grading and turfing, . 14.50 

B. F. Coleman, care of lot, . . . 1.50 
I. C. Pierce, " ... 2.50 



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Mrs. C. "W. Gay, care of lot, 
T. Elvvell, turfing grave, . 
J. McCaule}', dressing for lot, 
S. Gill, care of lot, . 

E. P. Siied, watering lot, . 
Ladd & Foster, care of lot, 
B. Perry, repairing lot, 

R. Burt, care of lot, . 

F. W. Smith, grading lot, . 



$1.50 
.75 
1.50 
1.50 
2.00 
2.00 
4.00 
3.00 

13.50 



Received from labor, &c., for 1884, as follows 



Geo. L. Lovejoy, digging graves, 

A. C. Fislier, " 
C. R. Chandler, digging grave, 

B. A. Jones, trimming trees, 
John T. Brown, wood, 
Mrs. Rushlow, repairing lot, 
Henry D. Robinson, wood, 
Mrs. E. G. Carter, care of lot, 
William Folger, mowing lot, 
B. I. Poor, grading and turfing lot, 
Joseph Palmer, labor on lot, &c 
James Sanborn, repairs on lot, 
George Taylor, wood, 

P^vans, turf and drawing same 

W. H. Kimball, labor on lot, 

B. F. Caldwell, repairing lot, 
E. S. Nutter, mowing lot, . 
Mrs. O'Brien, loam, . 
P. W. Smith, care of lot, . 
Geo. L. Williams, grading and turfing lot 

C. R. Chandler, mowing lot, 
W. Green, moving remains, 
Mrs. C. F. Stewart, care of lot 
T. Curley, repairing lot, . 
E. H. Brown, trimming grave, 
Mrs. T. C. Sawyer, care of Clement lot, 
J. B. Drew, digging grave, 



$242.75 

7G.25 

2.00 

1.00 

5.75 

.50 
6.75 
1.75 

.25 
12.00 
5.00 
4.50 
1.50 
1.25 

.20 
3.50 

.25 

.50 

3.00 

12.00 

.50 
3.00 
1.75 

.50 
6.00 
1.00 
1.50 



$131.70 



CEMETERIES. 



133 



Oeo. S. Dennett, moving remains, 

B. Hill, use of hose and water, 

William Yeaton, labor on lot, 

J. V. Aldrich, sale of lot, . 

Geo. A. Lyna, moving remains, 

Susie A. French, repairing lot, . 

Mrs. John F. Brown, moving remains 

James W. Barton, digging grave, 

P. A. Seavey, moving remains, 

J. P. Nutter, care of lot, . 

Ole Anderson, turfing and grading lot, 

Mrs. E. A. Spaulding, repairing grave, 

John W. Drew, grading and turfing lot and 

mowing, ..... 
Asa Fowler, watering lot, . 
Mrs. A. W. Kimball, mowing and dressing 

lot, 

Mary E. Caswell, grading and turfing lot, 
Mrs. J, M. Lang, repairing lot, . 
Mrs. L. J. Sherman, " 

J. E. Pecker, repairing lot East Concord, 
Mrs. A. C. Weed, care of lot, . . 

Mrs. L. B. Holt, repairing lot, . 
Geo. W. Crockett, moving remains, 
Harriet J. Adams, grading and setting stone 

work, ...... 

Mrs. A. F. Sawyer, care of lot 1883-84, 

J. H. Albin, ' " 

H. A. Dodge, " 

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

Mrs. D. A. Warde, 

Mrs. Mary E. West, " 

Mrs. F. B. Underbill, " " 

A. W. Davis, grading and turfing lot,. 

Walter Bates, repairing lot, 

Mrs. C. J. Clough, grading and turfing lot, 

Mrs. Robert Pecker, care of lot 1883-'84, 

Miss Mary Perley, " " 

William Badger, " 



$4.00 
1.00 
.75 
2.00 
1.50 
8.00 
3.50 
4.00 
5.50 
1.00 

14.20 
1.00 

30.00 
3.80 

3.50 
16.10 
5.50 
6.00 
15.75 
7.25 
9.50 
1.50 

36.93 
7.25 
3.50 
5.65 
3.50 

10.00 
5.87 
3.00 

17.00 
2.75 

13.00 
4.75 
5.75 
2.00 



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Mrs. N. White, care of lot, 

Mrs. C. H. Newhall, " 

N. C. Nelson, " 1883-'84, 

F. W. Smith, repairing lot, 

J. E. Holt, 

H. W. Clough, care of lot, . 

H. C. Brown, care of lot 1883-'84, 

W. E. Green, " " 

Foster & Ladd, care of lot, 

C. W. Clark, repairing lot, . 

J. H. Kennedy, grading and turfing lot 

George Williams, care of lot, 

E. O. Jameson, care of lot 1883-84, 

M. W. Russell, grading lot, 

Mrs. J. W. Little, care of lot 1883-'84 

Perry Kittredge, care of lot, 

Edson J. Hill, adm'r, care of lot, 

S. C. Humphrey, care of lot 1883-84, 

Mary C. Caswell, dressing, . 

James Munns, turfing lot, . 

C. F. Hildreth, repairing lot, 

Mrs. p]. G. Moran, care of lot, 

Nathan H. Dunbar, grading lot, . 

James G. Leighton, repairing lot, 

A. S. Hammond, care of lot, 
E. A. Dow, care of lot 1883-'84, 
Abel Lamprey, water, . 
Mrs. L. J. Trask, water, 
Geo. A. Curamings, care of lot, . 
N. H. & G. B. Farley, water, 
J. B. Coleman, care of lot, . 
James G. Gordon, " 
Alexander Leighton, repairing lot, 
Mrs. A. L. Woodman, " 
C. O. Foss, 

B. A. Kimball and others, digging ditch, &c. 
Geo. T. Ambrose, care of lot, 
Joseph Palmer, grading and setting posts, 
A. P. Fitch, care of lot, 



$16.25 
4.75 
4.00 
3.90 
3.50 
2.00 
4.00 
4.00 
2.00 
2.50 

16.00 
1.25 
4.50 

19.25 
2.50 
2.00 

14.50 
4.00 
1.25 
3.35 
9.25 
3.50 
8.25 
6.75 
1.50 
5.05 
1.00 
1.50 
3.50 
1.00 
1.50 
3.85 
5.60 
5.50 

13.60 

12.00 
2.00 

28.78 
5.05 



CEMETERIES. 



135 



Nahnm Robinson, care of lot 1883-'84, . $3.00 
Henry P. Moore, repairing lot, . . . 2.00 

W. A. Russell, care of lot, .... 2.50 
H. B. Tibbetts, loam and care of lot, . . 6.00 
Mrs. J. Y. Miigridge, repairing lot, . . 10.35 
James Blaisdell, care of lot, . . . 3.00 

James Blaisdell, care of Kelly lot, . . 2.00 
O. H. Bean, care of lot, .... 2.40 
T. M. Stewart, care of lot 1883-'84, . . 4.50 

McFarlaud, care of lot, . . . 4.60 

S. Gear, " ... 1.50 

D. Fitch, " . . • 2.00 
Mrs. C. C. Lund, watering lot, . . .1.00 
Jos. H. Abbott, care of lot and water ditch, 14.75 
Charlotte Merrill, care of lot 1883-'84, . 6.00 
Strattou & Dodge, '^ " .4.00 
Labor on G. A. R. lot, .... 10.40 
Daniel Holden, care of lot, . . . .5.75 
Emma E. Brown, moving remains, and grad- 
ing and turfing lot, . . . . .25.75 

W. P. & G. F. Underbill, digging grave, . 3.00 
H. W. Ranlet, grading lot, .... 17.50 

A. B. Brown, " . . ! . 10.00 
Mrs. C. W. Ash, care of lot, . . .3.00 
Mrs. Boutou, " ... 1.00 
O. H. T. Richardson, repairing lot, . . 8.00 
Mrs. E. A. Bailey, care of lot, . . . 3.00 
Mrs. Cyrus Hill, care of lot 1883-'84, . 4.00 

B. G. Tucker, wood, 5.00 

E. H. Rollins, repairing lot, . . . 35.00 

C. A. Dole, " ... 21.95 
Old North cemetery, turf and loam, . . 8.00 

Received from trust funds, — 
W. F. Thayer, interest on invested fund, $181.53 
W. F. Thayer, on account of Knowlton fund, 

care of lot, ...... 13.50 

W. F. Thayer, on account of G. G. Fogg 

fund, care of lot, ..... 9.50 



,126.88 



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W. F. Thayer, on account of Aclaras fund, 

care of lot, $17.50 

W. F. Thayer, on account of McQuestion 

fund, care of lot, ..... 5.50 

W. F. Thayer, on account of Upham fund, 

care of lot, 7.00 



Received for sale of lots to Dec. 31, 1884, 
EXPENDITURES. 



$234.53 
1,200.00 

$3,116.36 



Paid as follows for contracts of 1883 unpaid Dec. 31, 1883 : 



James Ogilvie, blacksmith work, 1883, 

Miller & Sanborn, lumber, 

M. H. Bradley, use of team, 

J. F. Scott, carpenter work, 

R. P. Sanborn, stamps, 

E. A. Grover, fountain cover, 

Paid for labor, &c., for 1884, as follows 

C. W. Baker, digging graves, 
B. G. Tucker, " 
Filing saws, .... 
R. P. Sanborn, turf, . 
R. A. Jeffers, repairing wheelbarrow, 
G. L. Williams, 100 feet of land, 
Lewis Belrose, cleaning stone, 
J. G. McAlpine, setting stone, . 
R. P. Sanborn, car fare and stamps, 
A. Evans, axe and handle, . 
Thompson & Bethune, hardware, 
E. C. Fisher, key, 
J. A. Cochran, making papers, . 

D. S. Webster, drawing loam, 
Moses Richardson, dressing, 
Wm. C. Frazer, " 
A C. Abbott, repairing tools, 
R. M. Johnson, dressing, 
A. C. & M. C. Sanborn, seed. 



$1.55 

3.67 

.50 

1.25 

.50 

19.80 



$34.75 

88.50 

.49 

13.00 

1.10 

15.00 

5.00 

.80 

.59 

.50 

1.15 

.25 

.50 

1.00 

3.00 

1.00 

■2.25 

3.00 

2.46 



^27.27 



CEMETERIES. 



137 



C P. Little, dressing, . 

Mead, Mason & Co., loam, 

Union Steam Mill Co , stakes and boxes, 

M. H. Bradley, loam and turf, 

City Water- Works, water bill, 

R. P. Sanborn, dressing, 

W. E. Gordon, '' . . 

E. A. Grover, fountain cover, 

W. S. Harrod, dressing, 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware 

Henry W. Stevens, turf, 

S. Holman, turf, 

Muuns & Paige, repairing water-pipe, 

Emma E}. Brown, slate slabs, 

P. H. Larkin, weighing hay, 

John F. Brown, 11 days' labor, . 

William Ward, 33^ " 

Alvertas Evans, 118 " 

George Taylor, 116 f " 

Henry W. Robinson, 13G days' labor, 

B. G. Tucker, 103| 

Timothy Mahoney, 3^ " 

R. P. Sanborn, 1281 " 

" 127 days' labor, team, 

B. G. Tucker, flowers for Hill lot, 
'' watering " 

" moving Brown remains, 

E. Hodgman, dressing, 

R. P. Sanborn, plants for Knowlton lot, 

Cummings Bro's, repairing Adams monument 

Munns & Paige, water-pipe, 

C O. Foss, surveying, &c., . 

Miller & Sanborn, on account of signs, 

Paid city treasurer one half sale of lots. 
Balance in hands of committee. 



$1.50 

7.25 

12.74 

72.45 

16.00 

18.50 

2.00 

1.00 

3.00 

6.62 

3.00 

4.73 

1.77 

5.00 

.50 

16.50 

50.25 

177.00 

175.12 

204.00 

155.63 

4.50 

256.50 

158.75 

5.00 

1.50 

8.00 

.75 

4.50 

3.00 

18.18 

122.45 

50.00 

25.00 



.,767.03 
600.00 / 



>,394.30 
722.06 



J, 116.36 



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OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 

Balance in hands of committee per report 
Dec. 31, 1883, 



Received from 
C. M. Boynton, repairing lot, 
Bessie Morrill, care of lot, . 
Estate of Abigail Sweetzer (Alfred Cross 

adm'r), care of lot, &c., . 
Mrs. T. A. Cusliing, repairing lot, 
A H. Robinson, " 

H. T. Chickering, " 

Mary E. Stiibbs, " 

Mrs. Butterfield, turfing grave, 
J. Stickney, care of lot, 
J. P. Tucker, 
A. ]\ronroe, " 

J. Minot, Minot enclosure, 
J. H. Pearson, care of lot, 
T. K. Blaisdell, repairing lot, 
J. G. McAlpine, hay, . 

Received from trust funds, — 
W. F. Thayer, interest on invested fund, 
W. F. Thayer, account of French fund for 

care of lot, ...... 

W. F. Thayer, account of Wentworth fund 

for care of lot, ..... 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid as follows : 
John T. Brown, 1^ days' labor, 
Wm. Ward, 3 
A. P:vans, 11 i " 

Geo. Taylor, 18.] 
H. W. Robinson, 8^ " 



S3. 00 
.50 

19.45 
7.00 
4.00 
4.00 

18.75 

2.50 

5.50 

1.50 

.50 

18.00 
2.25 
5.25 

22.50 



S44.28 
4.00 
2.50 



$2.25 
4.50 
17.25 
27.75 
12.75 



S15.0O 



SI 14.70 



S50.78 



,48 



EAST CONCOKD CEMETERY. 



13» 



B. G. Tucker, 8 clays' labor, 
R. P. Sanborn, 6 " . . 

" 3 days' labor with team, 

Blossom Hill Cemetery, for turf and loam. 
Balance in hands of committee, . 



Respectfully submitted. 



Concord, N. H., Dec. 31, 1884. 



$12.00 

1200 

3.75 

S.OO 

80.23 



$180.48 



J. H. CHASE, 
JAMES MINOT, 
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 Dec. 31, 1884 : 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1884, 
Received for sale of lots, . 



$49.59 
15.00 



Paid citv treasurer one half sale of lots. 


. $7.50 


Paid for repairs, ..... 


. 1.75 


Cash on hand, ..... 


. 55.34 



$64.59 



$64.59 

JOHN E. FRYE, 
J. E. PLUMMER, 
CHARLES E. STANIELS, 

Cemetery Committee. 
East Concord, N. H., Dec. 31, 1884, 



140 CITY OP CONCOUD. 

WEST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

The following report for the year ending December 31, 1884, 
is respectfully submitted : 



€ash on hand Jan. 1, 1884, . . . $3.93 
Received for lots sold, .... 24.00 



Paid city treasurer one half sale of lots, . $12.00 
Cash on hand, 15.93 



$27.93 
$27.93 



Respectfully submitted. 

B. T. PUTNEY, 

J. M. GROSSMAN, 

O. L. SHEPARD, 

Cemetery Committee. 
West Concord, N. H., Dec. 31, 1884. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



CHIEF EISTGINEER'S REPORT. 



In conformity with the requirements of the fire ordinance of 
the city of Concord, the undersigned submits the annual report 
of the Fire Department for the year 1881, with a detailed state- 
ment of losses and insurance, rolls of membership, &c., &c. 

EXEMPTION FROM FIRES DISCIPLINE. 

The very remarkable exemption from fires and alarms, and 
complete immunity from serious or even ordinary conflagra- 
tions, is a subject of general congratulation. While great and 
devastating calamities by fire have visited many sections of our 
country, and the losses have been largely in excess of previous 
years, we have escaped almost untouched. In the Precinct but 
five box alarms have been sounded during the year, agai nstan 
average in past years of fifteen or twenty, and in every instance 
the fires were comparatively trivial. The loss sums up only 
$335.05. Outside the Precinct there have been three fires, in 
each instance at points where fire apparatus was not available, 
and the loss was $1,325. Total loss in the cit}', $1,660.05. 

In the meantime there has been no relaxation of interest upon 
the part of the Department, and its discipline has been fully 
kept up. If it could not strike, it has always been ready to do 
so ; and it is gratifying to me to be able to state, that at no time 
in its history has it attained a higher degree of efficiency than 
exists at pj-esent. 

INSURANCE. 

In this connection the subject of insurance very naturally sug- 
gests itself. In my last report I discussed this matter at consid- 
erable length, and the justice and policy of the advance in rates, 



142 CITY OF CONCORD. 

which had been made shortly previous, was adversely commented 
upon. I had gathered, from the reports of the several chiefs of 
this Department, the losses and insurance of each year, com- 
mencing witli 1873, the date of the introduction of Long pond 
water, and of the consequent hydrant service in extinguishment 
of fires, and, including the year 1883, covering a term of eleven 
years. These I tabulated and presented in totals for publica- 
tion. I have thought best to reproduce them, with the addition 
of 1884, and subjoin the same : — 

Years. Losses, Insurance recovered. 

1873.* $67,905.05 $51,900.51 

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.* 31,450.00 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 

1884. 1,660.05 1,660.05 



$315,971.60 $230,563.02 

The average loss for these twelve consecutive years has been 
$26,330.97, and the average insurance recovered, $19,213.59. 

I propose to comment but little further upon this subject at the 
present time. I only desire to reiterate the statement then made, 
that, prior to the year 1884, it was admitted by the agents of the 
underwriters in this city that the sum annually paid for insurance 



*In 1873, May 16, the Plienix stables, with Ilutchins's store and Walker's iron store, 
•were burned. Loss, *15,000; insurance, .|15,000. Also, June 30, Griffin's carriage man- 
ufactory, witli tlie North Congregational cluirch. Loss, $25,000; insurance, $12,000. 

In 1878, July 21, the brick and mastic building at St. Paul's School was Imrued by 
lightning. Loss. .f20,0U0; insurance, $10,199.90. ' 

In 1881, April 5, the Page Bolting Works were partially burned. Loss and insurance, 
$24,000. 

In 1882, Mnrcli 10, Clongh's furniture manufactory was totally destroyed. Loss, 
$22,010; insurance, .'$12,500. Also, December 29, Couiins'a 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. 143 

in Concord was about $70,000, and it is a reasonable inference 
that the amount is now not less, as any reduction in insurance, 
made for economic reasons, has been met by increase in the pre- 
mium. With this presentation, I will leave the public to draw 
their own conclusions. The facts as stated exist, and the}' are 
*' stubborn things." I will add that the city has completely per- 
formed its duty, in supplying for its protection a tire-alarm and 
the best and most complete apparatus of modern invention, 
with abounding and ample winter facilities, and placed these in 
the hands of an orderly, well disciplined and efficient Depart- 
ment. It is hoped that this condition of things may be favor- 
ably appreciated by the associated insurance companies, and 
that every reasonable consideration will be made to us. 

FORCE, &c. 

The force of the Department is as follows : In the Precinct, 
at the Central Station, two second-class Amoskeag steamers, — 
" Kearsarge," with " Kearsarge Hose" (16 men), and "Gov. 
Hill," relief steamer, with "■ Eagle Hose" (13 men). The hose- 
carriages are both of Amoskeag manufacture, first-class, and 
drawn by horses. Hook and Ladder carriage, •' City of Con- 
cord " (20 men). All the men in these companies are caZ^ men. 
The permanent employes are steward, assistant steward, and 
three drivers. There are six horses, besides the steward's horse, 
always held within reasonable distance to respond to an alarm. 

The "Alert Hose" (12 men), at the north end, and the 
"Good-Will Hose" (12 men), at the south end, are each pro- 
vided with a horse, kept constantly at a hack-stable adjoining the 
hose houses. The "Alert" uses a modern Department wagon, 
and the " Good-Will " a second-class Amoskeag, four-wheel 
carriage. Each has the swinging harness. The men are all 
call men. 

The "Pioneer" steamer at Penacook (30 men) is a fourth- 
class Silsby, with a second-class Amoskeag hose-carriage. The 
steamer can be drawn by horses or by hand, as necessity may 
require. Horses are held available. 

The "Old Fort" at East Concord, and the " Cataract" at 
West Concord, are hand-engines, with jumpers for hose. Their 
complement of men is 30 each. 



144 CITY OF CONCORD. 

The bonrd of engineers consists of ebief and three assistants 
in the Precinct, and one assistant each at Penacook, East Con- 
cord, and West Concord. The entire force numbers 175 men. 

HOSE AND HYDRANTS. 

No additions to the hose have been made during the year. 
The infreqnency of fires has called for little use of hose, and its 
condition is substantially the same as in my report last year. I 
then recommended the purchase of one thousand feet new two 
and one half inch hose for the Precinct Department and Pena- 
cook. It is a remarkable fact, that of the seven fire organiza- 
tions of this city using hose, one has wet its hose twice, and one 
once, only, at fires during the year; the others not at all. In 
view of this, and from prudential reasons, the purchase of new 
hose has been postponed, but I advise there should be no fur- 
ther delay. 

New hydrants have been put in, one on Chandler street, near 
Clapp & Co.'s foundry, and one on Hall street, below Rolfe and 
Rum ford Asylum. 

NEW APPARATUS, &C. 

The city, early in the year, accepted the Department hose- 
wagon now held by the " Alert Hose " company, and paid for 
the same the sum of $400. The favorable impressions I enter- 
tained of the feasibility of the delivery of hose from a wagon, 
over the old method of a carriage with a reel, have been con- 
firmed by its use. The carriage of the -'Alerts," superseded by 
the wagon, was put in the most excellent order, repainted, and 
sent to the " Pioneer" Company at Penacook. 

The Hook and Ladder carriage was repaired and repainted in 
the spring, by its makers, the Abbot-Downing Co., at a cost of 
$239. New and heavier but smaller wheels, with heavier axles 
and wider track, were supplied, and several minor improve- 
ments made. It is now a model of strength, durability, and 
elegance, and carries, in very convenient form, all necessary 
implements and apparatus required in this branch of fire service. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 145 



STATION, HOSE AND ENGINE-HOUSES. 

It is hardly necessary for me to advert to the condition of the 
Central Station and the hose and engine-houses. All have been 
well cared for, and credit is due to the stewards having these 
properties in charge. The Central Station has very justly ac- 
quired a wide-spread reputation for its convenience, order, and 
remarkable neatness, and is visited by large numbers of persons, 
never failing to receive their encomiums. Its register for 1884 
contains the names of about thirteen hundred visitors, coming 
from all sections of the country. Its exterior has been hand- 
somely repainted, and very considerable additions have been 
made to the adornment and accommodations of its interior. 
The "Alert" and "Good-Will" hose-houses have also received 
exterior coats of paint. All these, with the engine-houses in 
the outlying wards, are in the best repair and condition. 

EXPENSES, &C. 

The expenses of the past year have been $12,385.31, less 
$240 cash received from" the sale of two horses incapacitated 
for service ; net, $12,145.31. Of this amount the sum of $400 
for the new "Alert" hose-wagon; of $675 for a pair of new 
horses, less $240 from the sale of the old ones, — net, $435 ; 
of $239 for remodelling the Hook and Ladder carriage ; making 
a total of $1,074, may be classed as unusual and extraordinary, 
leaving the sum of $11,071.31 as the actual running expense. 
This is about the amount of 1883, and may be taken as a fair 
estimate for a future average, not including the purchase of 
hose and other new material. The sum cannot seem large when 
we consider that it covers the pay-rolls and expenses of eight 
distinct fire organizations, with a large expanse of territory, the 
maintenance of the fire-alarm, of four of the five permanent men 
and five of the seven horses at the Central Station, and four 
horses on call at the hose and engine-houses, the lighting and 
heating, repairs and furnishing at the Central Station, two hose- 
houses in the Precinct, and three engine-houses outside, and 
various incidental expenses. All this has been done with a 
reasonable regard to economy. 
10 



146 CITY OF CONCORD. 



FIUE-ALARM. 

The expenses of the fire-alarm for the year have been $598.90, 
including $200 pay of the superintendent, who is steward of 
the Central Station. To this may be fairly added the amount of 
the compensation of the assistant steward, as this officer would 
not be required if the steward were not called to the care of the 
alarm. The cost of the maintenance of the alarm may therefore 
be placed at about $1,200 per annum. The value of the alarm 
is incalculable, and once in use will never be discarded. It can- 
not be too highly appreciated, and its great advantages are ob- 
vious to all. In m}^ last report I suggested an increase of its 
capacity by the formation of another circuit, making a hill cir- 
cuit, with north and south circuits in the remaining section of 
the compact portion of the city, and the addition of at least two 
boxes, one at the intersection of South and Clinton streets, and 
another at State and Walker streets. At the same time meas- 
ures should be taken either to introduce an alarm by a powerful 
steam-gong, or increase the volume of the bells. 

RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

The Firemen's Relief Association, formed in the fall of 1883, 
embraces in its membership nearly every person in the Precinct 
Department, to which it is limited. In this, the first year of its 
existence, no casualty has occurred, and consequently no call 
has been made for any provision from its benefits. Its funds 
now amount to a little more than $700, invested in Kansas cou- 
pon mortgages — one of $500 at six per cent., and one of $200 
at seven per cent. Experience has shown that these associa- 
tions, wherever existing, have been productive of great advan- 
tage to their beneficiaries. We cannot expect long to avert the 
inevitable conse(]uences of the dangerous service to which fire- 
men are called, and trust the public will not be unmindful of 
this in their generosities. 

VISIT TO KEENE. 

In the month of October, upon invitation, a detail of five men 
from seven of the eight organizations of this Department visited 
Keene upon the occasion of its annual fire parade. The party 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 147 

was accompanied by the mayor, and by members of the fire com- 
mittee, and was graced by the presence of a considerable number 
of ladies. The trip was projected partly to inaugurate and 
establish social intercourse with this beautiful little city of south- 
western New Hampshire, so long isolated from the capital, but 
which had been recently opened to us by more direct railroad 
communication, and partly for the pleasure it might afford. 
The "Alert " wagon was taken along, not for the purpose of 
entering any competitive trial, alwaj'^s to be deprecated, but 
to display its method of laying lines of hose, which was done 
much to the gratification of a large concourse of people. Our 
company, numbering about seventy-five, were royally received 
and entertained, and the tour will long be held in pleasant mem- 
ory. 

ENGINEERS. 

I have at all times been ably sustained by the board of engi- 
neers, and my associates in the Precinct have devoted reasonable 
time and attention to the inspection of buildings and the exam- 
ination of edifices in progress of erection, suggesting precau- 
tionary measures for their protection, and acquainting them- 
selves with their construction and character. The steamers 
have been tested at proper intervals, under the superintendence 
of an engineer. 

CONCLUSION. 

My cordial acknowledgments are due the officers and mem- 
bers of this Department for zeal and efficiency in the perform- 
ance of all their duties ; to the police for watchful service and 
aid ; to the mayor and fire committee particularly, and to mem- 
bers of the city government generally, for earnest support ; and 
to the people of the city for unvarying expressions of interest 

and regard. 

JOHN M. HILL, 

Chief Engineer Fire Department. 

Concord, N. H., Dec. 31, 1884. 



LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS. 



PRECINCT. 

February 25, 1884. Box 23 ; tenemeut-house at Fosterville, 
owned by Mrs. Sarah E. Hamilton ; defect in chiruney. Slight 
loss, $238 ; insurance, $238. Departruent out, with the excep- 
tion of Good- Will Hose. 

March 31. Box 42 ; house No. 48, South State street, owned 
and occupied by Mrs. Emma S. Annable ; defect in chimney. 
Loss, $19.55 ; insurance, $19.55. Department all out. 

May 14. Box 45 ; Holt Brothers' Manufactory, corner Turn- 
pike and Gas street. Fire in fuel shed adjoining boiler-house ; 
accidental. Slight loss ; no insurance demauded. Department 
out, except Alert Hose. 

September 5. Box 42 ; house on Chandler street, owned by 
Clapp & Co., near foundry; overheated stove. Loss slight; 
no insurance demanded. Department out, except Alert Hose. 

December 2. Box 23 ; house east of the B. C. & M. Rail- 
road track, near Ferry street, owned by C. T. Huntoon, and 
occupied by W. G. Cox ; fired by children playing with matches ; 
young child two years of age suffocated. Slight loss, $62.50; 
insurance, $62.50. Alert Hose only out. 

December 13. Thorn's shoe store, No. 138, North Main 
street ; slight fire in front window, caused by lace curtains com- 
ing in contact with gas-burner. Extinguished without alarm. 
Loss, $15 ; insurance, $15. 

Aggregate losses in Precinct, $335.05 ; insurance, $335.05. 

The box alarms have been only five in number, viz., two 
each from boxes 23 and 42, and one from box 45. 

As tending to show our remarkable immunity from fires, I 
would state the fact that Eagle Hose and Alert Hose companies 



150 CITY OF CONCORD. 

have Dot wet their hose during the year, Kearsarge Steamer and 
Hose but once, and Good-Will Hose twice only. 

The Precinct Department have in several instances extin- 
guished incipient fires and cared for burning chimneys, upon 
call for aid made to the Central Station, by telephone or other- 
wise. In no case has a box alarm been given from a burning 
chimney. This is very commendable, and indicates care and 
prudence on the part of the public in ringing in a general alarm 
for trivial causes. 

WARD SEVEN, OUTSIDE PRECINCT. 

September 13. Barn, with twelve tons of hay and farming 
utensils, on Birch street, between Clinton street and Iron- 
Works road, two miles from the Central Station, owned by 
Samuel G. Parker ; supposed accidental. Total loss, $300 ; in- 
surance, $300. No alarm in Precinct. 

PENACOOK. 

July 12. Slaughter-house near High street, owned by John H, 
Foss, occupied by J. B. Goldsmith & Co. ; supposed accidental. 
Total loss, $990; insurance, $990. "Pioneer" steamer out, 
but no water available. 

EAST CONCORD. 

April 20. House of Mrs. Ruth Fairfield, Eastman street ; 
accidental. Extinguished without general alarm. Slight loss, 
$35; insurance, $35. 

WEST CONCORD. 

There has been no fire or alarm within the limits of West Con- 
cord during the year. 

SUMMARY. 

The losses in the entire city for the year are $1,660.05 only, 
with insurance of the same amount. This aggregate is without 
parallel in the history of Concord for the past twenty-five years. 
All the losses have been adjusted upon appraisal, hence the sim- 
ilarity of their amount with the insurance recovered. 



ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 

1885. 



John M. Hill, 



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



William W. Allen, 



John E. Frye, 



Harrison Partridge, 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Treasurer Gas-Light Co., 

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

PRECINCT. 

Occupations. 
Carriage trimmer, 
Clerk, 
Deputy Sheriff, 

WARD 1. 
Merchant, 

WARD 2. 
Farmer, 

WARD 3. 

Merchant, 

D. B. Newhall, Clerk of Board. 



50 So. Main street. 



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



Penacook. 



East Concord. 



West Concord. 



Eben F. Richardson, Steward Central Fire Station and Superintendent Fire Alarm. 

George L. Osgood, Assistant at Central Station. 

Chief and Assistants and Steward and Assistant are designated by special and appro- 
priate badges. 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



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

OFFICERS. 
John J. McNulty, Foreman. William C. Green, Clerk. 

Charles C. Blancuard, Asst. Foreman. James H. Sanders, Engineer and Tr. 

MEMBERS. 
Occupations. 
Machinist, 
Carriage painter, 
Machinist, 
Carriage painter, 
Machinist, 
Brakeman, 
Machinist, 
Clerk, 
Moulder, 
Clerk, 

Hair-dresser, 
Moulder, 
Teamster, 
Blacksmith, 
Switchman, 
Carriage painter, 
Frank M. Heath, Steamer, Central Station, , 
Willis K. Wingate, Hose, Central Station, 
' Kearsarge" is a second-class Amoskeag, drawn by double horses. Hose- 



Badge No. 
11 
12 
13 

15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
83 
84 
85 



14 
Steamer 



Names. 
John J. McNulty, 
Charles C. Blanchard, 
William C. Green, 
James H. Sanders, 
Charles H. Sanders, 
Elisha S. Ellis, 
J. Edward Morrison, 
James Arthur Toof, 
Sylvester T. Ford, 
Frank E. Heath, . 
Charles H. Barrett, 
Thomas H. Cleary, 
Wiliam A. Sewall, 
Henry O. Powell, 
O. Smith Aldrich, 
Thos. J. Morrison, 



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

25 Perley st. 
7 Short St. 
Stickuey's Block. 

40 West St. 

Cor. Union and Maple. 

41 Thorndike st. 
5 Rumford st. 

44 Washington at. 

26 Perley st. 
90 Warren st. 
Stickuey's Block. 
Stickuey's Block. 
7 Downing st. 

Teamsters. 



carriage is a four-wheel first-class Amoskeag, drawn by single horse. 



'•EAGLE" HOSE COMPANY, NO. i. 

Relief Steamer " Got. Hill," No 1, is assigned to this company— Charles H. Sanders, 

Engineer. 

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

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

MEMBERS. 



Badge No. 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


' 24 


John H. Toof, 


Lauudryman, 


12 Green st. 


25 


George W. Johnson, 


Carriage painter, 


44 Downing st. 


26 


James Hoit, 


Clerk, 


28 No. Main St., room 


30 


William T. Packard, 


Iron moulder. 


42 Centre st. 


34 


Ben. A. Calef, 


Clerk, 


33 Green st. 


27 


.John C. McGilvray, 


Jig sawyer, 


26 Maple st. 


35 


Walter J. Coffin, 


Harness maker, 


12 North State street. 


36 


Dustin C. Coffran, 


Blacksmith, 


52 Rumford st. 


29 


E. Frank Winegar, 


Cook, 


15 South State st. 


28 


Herbert S. Gorham, 


Clerk, 


Pheni.x Hotel. 


32 


Charles W. Downing, 


Clerk, 


12 South St. 


31 


William E. Perry, 


Porter, 


No. 4 Railroad square. 


33 


William J. Edgerton, 


Tailor, 


12 Park st. 




George E. Mi 


inot. Central Station, 


Teamster. 


Steamer 


" Gov. Hill " is a secor 


id-class .Amoskeag, di 


rawn by double liorses. 1 



Hose- 



carriage is a four-wheel first-class Amoskeag, drawn by single horse. 



ROLL OF MEMBERS. 



153 



'ALERT"' HOSE COMPANY, NO. 2. 



OFFICERS. 



Charles A. Davis, Foreman. 
Henry Tucker, Assistant Foreman. 
Fred Leighton, Clerk. 



Fred S. Johnson, Treasurer. 
Fred Earl, Steward. 



MEMBERS. 



Badge No. 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Besldeiices. 


37 


Charles A. Davis, 


Carriage builder. 


25 Washington st. 


38 


Henry Tucker, 


Moulder, 


Rumford st. cor. Abbott. 


39 


Fred Leighton, 


Printer, 


108 North State st. 


40 


Edward A. Saltmarsh, 


Moulder, 


85 Rumford st. 


41 


Fred S. Johnson, 


Harness manufacturer, 


28 Centre St. 


42 


Hamilton W. Piper, 


Builder. 


39 Centre st. 


43 


Charles C. Hill, 


Hackman, 


41 Franklin st. 


44 


James P. Harlow, 


Stove mounter. 


20 Chapel st. 


45 


Fred Earl, 


Moulder, 


41 Jackson st. 


46 


William J. Ahern, 


Mercliant, 


62 Franklin st. 


48 


Frank H. Silver, 


Blacksmith, 


25 Jackson st. 


49 


James K. Kennedy, 


Barber, 


Blanchard st. 



Charles C. Hill, Teamster. 

Hose wagon is modern Department wagon of Concord manufacture,— W. S. Davis & 
Son. It is drawn by single horse. 



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

OFFICERS. 
William A. Bean, Foreman. Frank H. Blanchard, Clerk. 



John C . Mills, Assistant Foreman. 



Samuel D. McGloughlin, Treasurer. 



MEMBERS. 



Madge No . 


Names. 


Occupations. 


Besidences. 


50 


William A. Bean, 


Organ maker. 


18 Mills St. 


61 


John C. Mills, 


Blacksmith, 


4 Pierce st. 


52 


Frank H. Blanchard, 


Blacksmith, 


62 Warren st. 


62 


Sam'lD. McGloughlin 


, Blacksmith, 


29 Thorndike st. 


59 


William R. Carter, 


Blacksmith, 


42 South State st. 


57 


Myron Chesley, 


Blacksmith, 


42 South State st. 


66 


George A. Ordway, 


Painter, 


43 South St. 


60 


Herman SchafEer, 


Barber, 


93 South Main st. 


63 


Charles W. Wilcox, 


Hack driver, 


32 South State st. 


61 


George A. Wilmarth, 


Gardener, 


32 South State st. 


68 


Hiram 0. Marsh, 


Coal dealer, 


43 South Main St. 


55 


Hartson P. Morey, 


Blacksmith, 


28 Grove st. 



Charles W. Wilcox, Teamster. 
Hose-carriage is a four-wheel second-class Amoskeag, drawn by single horse. 



154 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



"CITY OF CONCORD" HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, 

No. I. 



OFFICERS. 

AinjREW L. Lane, Foreman. 

Napoleon B. Bqrleigh, Assistant Foreman. 

MEMBERS. 



Edward E. Lane, Clerk. 
Frank T. Bean, Treasurer. 



Badge No. 
63 
64 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 
72 
73 
74 
75 
6 
77 
78 
79 
80 
81 
83 



Names. 
Andrew L. Lane, 
Napoleon B. Burleigh, 
Edward E. Lane, 
Frank P. Burnham, 
Edwin C. Sanborn, 
Joseph H. Lane, 
Charles E. Palmer, 
William W. Kennedy, 
Charles H. Smith, 
Frank T. Bean, 
Charles S. Flanders, 
Geor;,'e A. Hnntoon, 
Cyrus A. Abbott, 
Benjamin Ouellette, 
Philip Plummer, 
Thomas F. Symonds, 
Fred Rushlow, 
George S. Kellom, 
John G. Wells, 
Frank J. Hodgdon, 



Occupations. 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Machinist, N. R. R., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co. 
Blacksmith, A. D. Co., 
Wood-worker, C, R. R., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Upholsterer, 
Teamster, 
Wood-worker, 
Carriage Ijuilder, A. D. Co. 
Carriage builder, Holt's, 
Stone-cutter, 
Wood-worker, C. R. R., 
Wood-worker, C. R. R., 
Blacksmith, A. D. Co., 
Painter, A. D. Co., 
Stone-cutter, 
Painter, A. D. Co., 
Blacksmith, A. D. Co., 



Residences. 
19 Perley st. 

13 Prince st. 
Fremont st. 

11 Downing st. 

14 Fremont st. 
7 Laurel st. 
112 School St. 
101 Rumford st. 
69 Franklin st. 
106 School St. 

4 Avon St. 

13 Laurel st. 

55 South State st. 

10 Jefferson st. 

77 North Spring st. 

6 Downing st. 

1 Pierce st. 

90 Washington st. 

30 Grove st. 

3 Clinton st. 



Henry C. Robinson, Central Station, Teamster. 

Hook and Ladder truck is of Concord manufacture, — Abbot-Downing Co. It it 
drawn by double horses. 



ROLL OF MEMBERS. 



155 



PIONEER" STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 3. 
Penacook. 



OFFICERS. 



John H. Rolfe, Foreman. 

D. Warren Fox, Assistant Foreman. 

John B. Dodge, Clerk and Treasurer. 



John W. Powell, Foreman of Hose. 
George S. Locke, Engineer. 
Enoch E. Rolfe, Steward. 



Names. 
John H. Rolfe, 
D. Warren Fox, 
John B. Dodge, 
John W. Powell, 
George S. Locke, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
J. Edwin Marden, 
Joseph E. Symonds, 
Frank O. Emerson, 
Samuel G. Sanborn, 
John G. Ward, 
David S. Marsh, 
James D. Mahoney, 
Henry Rolfe, 
J. Horace Holcombe, 
James Kelley, 
Edwin B. Prescott, 
George H. Sager, 
Harry A. Clark, 
Samuel N. Burdick, 
Abial W. Rolfe, 
Fred C. Ferrin, 
Arthur F. Rolfe, 
Thomas C. French, 
Harper S. Allen, 
Ruel G. Morrill, 
Barney Gunn, 
William P. Chandler, 
Allen C. Bean, 
Daniel Smith, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Sash maker, 
Shipping clerk, 
Glazier, 
Moulder, 

Saw manufacturer. 
Cabinet-maker, 
Saw manufacturer, 
Table manufacturer. 
Machinist, 
Blacksmith, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Tinsmith, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Axle-maker, 
Marketman, 
Machinist, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Blacksmith, 
Door manufacturer, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Book-keeper, 
Carpenter, 
Door-maker, 
Butcher, 
Clerk, 
Carpenter, 
Teamster, 
Marketman, 



Residences. 
Summer street. 
Merrimack street. 
Merrimack street. 
Summer street. 
Merrimack street. 
Church street. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Centre street. 
Washington street. 
Penacook street. 
Church street. 
Church street. 
Main street. 
High street. 
High street. 
Summer street. 
Penacook street. 
High street. 
Summer street, 
Charles street. 
Merrimack street. 
Washington street. 
Washington street. 
High street. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 



Allen C. Bean, Teamster. 

Steamer "Pioneer" is a fourth-class Silsby; hose-carriage is a four-wheel Amos- 
keag ; both drawn by hand or horse. 



156 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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



OFFICERS. 



Joseph E. Pldmmer, Foreman. 
Harbison H. Carpenter, Asst. Foremau. 
Clarence E. Robinson, Clerk. 



John C. Hutchins, Treasurer. 
Charles C. Chesley, Steward. 



MEMBERS. 



Joseph E. Plummer, farmer. 
Harrison H. Carpenter, hose-raaker. 
Clarence E. Robinson, hose-maker. 
John C. Hutchins, engineer. 
Charles C. Chesley, blacksmith. 
George H. Curtis, cabinet-maker. 
Elbridge Emery, farmer. 
Daniel B. Sanborn, farmer. 
Ami Dubia, stone cutter. 
Anthony P. Cate, blacksmith. 
Henry H. Bean, farmer. 
Orlando W. Coon, butcher. 
William L. Batchelder, farmer. 
Albert H. Moores, butcher. 
Frank E. Fairfield, hose-maker. 
Huunemau 5-inch cylinder hand engine. 



Francello E. Tenney, painter. 
William Smith, machinist. 
William H. Knowles, machinist. 
James L. Potter, farmer. 
Thomas B. Dickerman, painter. 
Edmund L. Sleeper, carpenter. 
Rodolph Frost, brakeman. 
Martin F. Rowell, farmer. 
Samuel G. Potter, farmer. 
George O. Robinson, hose-maker. 
Ross W. Cate, blacksmith. 
Charles H. Staniels, section hand. 
Walter Frost, section hand. 
James E. Allison, teamster. 
Frank Chesley, tanner, 
with hose jumper— drawn by hand. 



CATARACT" ENGINE COMPANY No. 3. 
West Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



-James M. Cbossman, Foreman. 
Simeon Partridge, Asst. Foreman. 
John E. Gay, Clerk and Treasurer. 



William A. Martin, Foreman of H ose 
Abial C. Abbott, Steward. 



MEMBERS. 



James M. Grossman, blacksmith. 
Simeon Partridge, blacksmith. 
John E. Gay, quarryman. 
■William A. Martin, quarryman. 
Abial C. Abbott, quarryman. 
William A. Little, section man. 
George Partridge, farmer. 
Chandler Eastman, carriage maker. 
Edgar D. Kastman, carriage maker. 
Fred A. Eastman, carriage maker. 
J. Howard Ilolbrook, section man. 
George W. Kemp, mill operative. 
Andrew J. Abbott, farmer. 
Lewis Parmentor, quarryman. 
Hunneman 6-iuch cylinder hand engine, 



Fiesco Engel, mill operative. 
Harrison Simpson, mill operative. 
George Whitford, section man. 
Charles W. Corser, mill operative. 
David Alder, mill operative. 
Charles F. Roberts, student. 
Sherman Holmes, quarryman. 
Charles S. Annis, farmer. 
Milton G. Bailey, farmer. 
Fred Tucker, blacksmith. 
Clarence A. Coats, mill operative. 
William D. Annis, stone cutter. 
Archie A. Clough, milkman. 
Willis H. Kellom, blacksmith, 
with hose jumper— drawn by hand. 



SUMMARY OF MEMBERS. 



IN PRECmCT. 



Engineers, ........ 4 

Steamer and hose members, ..... 16 

Hose members, ....... 37 

Hook and Ladder members, ..... 20 

Steward, assistant steward, snd regular drivers (3) , 5 

— 82 



WITHOUT PRECINCT 



Engineers, 

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



3 

30 
30 
30 
— 93 



Total, 175 



REGULATIONS 

OF THE 

CONCORD PRECINCT FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS, JANUARY, 1874. 



Article 1. Any eagine or hose-company running out a line 
of hose from a hydrant or steamer shall be entit'.i'd 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 finding 
an incomplete line of hose laid out from a hydrant or steamer, 
shall attach to and lengthen out such line, in lieu of laying a 
line of its own. 

Art. 2. When two or more engine or hose-companies are 
playing in a continuous line, the pipe shall belong to the com- 
pany attaching to the hydrant or steamer, as provided in the 
foreo-oiug 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 h^'drants ; but it is enjoined upon the engine com- 
panies to draught their own water from a reservoir, wherever a 
suitable one can be found within 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 at- 
tach a second line of hose from such hydrant or steamer, in 
case the same may be necessaiT, such company having first 
laid its hose, and being ready to attach the same. 

Art. 5. In proceeding to, working at, or returning from fires, 



REGULATIONS. 159 

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 un- 
der 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 an}' 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. 



RULES FOR DRIVERS. 

The drivers shall be required to occupy sleeping apartments 
in the Central Station, each being allowed two nights off each 
week, from 9 o'clock p. m. to 6 o'clock a. ji., upon particular 
nights to be designated by the steward. 

They shall be at or near the station at all times, except when 
employed by the superintendent of streets or absent by permis- 
sion of the steward or an engineer, and shall perform such du- 
ties as the steward or chief engineer may direct. 

They shall groom and take proper and trusty care of their 
horses ; shall keep the stables clean, and the harnesses and all 
things pertaining to their department in order ; shall have the 
horses harnessed as directed, and not leave the station without 
everything in readiness for immediate service ; shall exercise 
their horses when required by the steward or chief engineer, and 
practise care and economy in feeding and general management. 

In case of fire, the drivers shall be subject to the orders of 
any engineer. 



FIRE- ALARM TELEGRAPH. 



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

District 1. Embraces that section of the city north and west of Wash- 
ington 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 ; 
Horse Railroad stables, Fosterville. 

16. Franklin and Jackson. Keys at James Tucker's, 43 Franklin ; 
Charles T. liuntoon's, 47 Franklin. 

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

18. Currier & Sleeper's store. Keys at Currier & Sleeper's store, 84 

Washington; E. D. Clough's house, 82 Rumford ; G. S. Kellom's, 90 

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 Brown & Otis's stable, 129 North 
Main ; American House, 121 North Main ; Porter's shoe factory. Bridge 
street. 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 161 

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

26. Centre and Union. Keys at Charles S. Danfoi'tVs, 3 Union ; Fred 
S. Johnson's, 28 Centre. 

27. School and Mervimack. Keys at Geo. E. Jenks's, 76 School; M. 
V. B. Stimson's, 36 Merrimack. 

District No. 3. 

32. Warren and Pine. Keys at Obadiah Morrill's, 110 Warren ; Geo. 
F. Sewall's, 112 Warren. 

34. Central Fire Station. Keys at Central Fire Station, Warren. 

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; Nor- 
rls & 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; Rev. J. K. Ewer's (late C. W. Harvey's), 24 
South. 

42. Good- Will Hose-House. Keys at Henry W. Clapp's, 38 South 
State; F. H. Upton's store, 47 South State; John Hawkins's, 9 Cross; 
S. P. Danforth's, 40 South State ; W. R. Carter'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; Samuel Gage's, 94 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 Railroad 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. 

6. The Abbot-Downing Co. Keys at Abbot-Downing Co.'s office, 7& 
South Main. 

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

Keys are also in the hands of the following persons : 
Chief-Engineer Hill, and Assistants Merrill, Newhall, and Tucker. 
11 



162 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Ex-Eiiglnecrs Lauder, Haskell, Lang, Ladd, Lovejoy, and Burleigh. 

Steward Richardson, Assistant steward Osgood, and teamsters Heath, 
Robinson, Wingate, and Mlnot, at Central Station. 

City Marshal Connell, and officei's Rand, Jones, Hammond, Lane, and 
R. P. Sanborn. 

James H. Sanders, engineer Kearsarge ; C. H. Sanders, engineer Gov. 
Hill; William Rowell, street lighter. 

John H. Toof , Charles A. Davis, J. W. Sleeper, D. W. C. Everett, 
C. Leroy Gilmore, L. H. Carroll, J. H. Rowell, S. M. Griffin, B. Frank 
Hardy, Frank W. Blake, Frank D. Owens, and George F. Page, ("harles 
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 7iot be re- 
sponded to by the Alert Hose until signalled. The signal to proceed to 
the fire Avill be a second alarm ; the signal of dismissal, three strokes of the 
bells. 

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

3. Eleven consecutive strokes of the bells, following any regular box- 
alarm, or during any (ire, is a call for the relief steamer (Gov. Hill), and 
will be responded to by Eagle Hose, which has that steamer in charge. 
The relief steamer will, however, respond to the Jirst alarm from box 7 
(N. H. Asylum for Insane) without special call. 

4. Two rounds of each eleven strokes of the bells, with an intermission 
of one minute between the rounds, without any regular box alarm, will 
signalize the reciuircment 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 confounded with an alarm from 
private boxes 5, 6, or 7.) 

From the above, it will be seen that the companies are subject to calls 
as follows : 

Steamer Kearsarge. and Hose — To all calls except the relief steamer. 

Eagle Hose — To all calls, including the relief. 

Hook and Ladder — To box alarms only. 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 163 

Alert Hose — To box alarms only above Pleasant street, and upon sec- 
ond alarm to boxes below. 

Good-Will Hose — To box alarms only below Washington street, and 
upon second alarm to boxes above. 



TESTING SIGNALS. 



For the purpose of testing the condition and accuracy of the fire-alarm 
telegraph, a box alarm will be rung in every Monday afternoon at 4 :30 
o'clock, precisely. It will be one single round only, indicating by the 
strokes on the bells the number of the box ; and the box will then be cut 
out, and no additional round sounded. The boxes used for this purpose 
will vary each week, alternating in the circuits. 

Upon each other week-day a single blow upon the bell will be struck 
from the button of a box, altei-nating as before mentioned. 



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 city, 
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 mechanical tapjpers, one repeater, and three indicators. 

On the extension line are fifteen 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 Congress street, 
Boston, Mass. 



164 



CITV OF CONCORD. 



PUBLIC RESERVOIRS. 



Capacity— Cubic feet 

1. Main street, opposite Abbot-Downing Co.'s, . . . 1,000 

2. " neat- Thorndike street,* .... 1,500 

3. " front B. A. Kimball's, .... 1,000 

4. •* corner of Pleasant street,* .... 1,500 

5. " middle front state-house yard, . . . 1,500 

6. " rear city hall, 2,000 

7. State street, coi-ner of Washington street,* . . . 2,000 

8. " corner of Pleasant street, .... 1,000 

9. South street, corner of West street, .... 800 

10. " near Mrs. A. Downing's, .... 1,000 

11. Thompson street, near Geo. W. Crockett's, . . . 1,100 

12. Rumford street, near Josiah Minot's, .... 1,000 

13. Orchard street, corner of Pine street,* .... 4,000 

14. School street, corner Summit street,* .... 3,500 

15. Centre street, corner of Union street, .... 1,100 

16. Gas-holder, rear of Main street,* .... 44,000 

17. Franklin street, corner Lyndon street,* . . . 1,600 



* Brick cemented. 



INDEX. 



Page 

J^diims, Sarah M. K., trust 39 

Aldermen, list of 3 

Alert Hose Co., expenses 49 

members of 153 

Appropriations, 1884 31 

Assessors, list of 8 

Assistant city marshal, how appointed ,.... 11 

report of. 119 

Assistant engineers, how appointed 9 

steward fire station 10 

Available assets 26 

Bills to be approved 2 

Births in 1884 91 

Blacksinithing, highway expenses 53 

Blossom Hill cemetery, fnnd 36 

report , 131 

Board of education 6 

engineers, expense of 49 

members of 9 

health report 99 

Burrough highway district 54 

Bounties 72 

Bridges, expense of 52 

Cataract Engine Co., expense of 50 

members of. 156 

Cemetery committees 16 

Cemeteries, reports 131 

Central highway district, expenses 51 

station, payments for 47 

Chief engineer, and how appointed 9 

engineer's report 142 

City appropriations, 1884 31 

bonds outstanding 25 

clerk, and how elected 4 

debt, aggregate 28 

expenses in detail 45 

City liquor agents, and how elected 19 

marshal, assistant's report 119 

marshal, and how appointed 11 

report of 117 

messenger, and how elected 6 

paupers, expense account 46 

list of 87 



166 INDEX. 

City physician, and how elected 15 

report 97 

registrar's report 91 

solicitor and how elected 11 

report of 123 

treasurer, and how elected 5 

report 42 

water-works, receipts and expenses 77 

water-works, value of. 30 

Clerk of common council, and how elected 4 

police court, and how appointed 11 

Clerks of wards, and how elected 18 

Collector of taxes, and how elected 6 

report of 44 

Commissioner of highways, and how elected 14 

report 103 

Committee service, expense of 62 

on sewers and drains, report 115 

Committees, list of 4 

Councilmen, list of 4 

Countess of Runiford trust 35 

County paupers, list of 88 

tax , . . . . 45 

Crossings, in highway expenses 53 

Cullers of staves, list of 20 

Deaths in 1884 92 

Decoration day, expenses 68 

Decrease of city debt, 18S4 28 

Dog tax, disposition of 72 

Eagle hose, expenses of. 49 

members of. 152 

Easi. Concord cemetery fund 37 

report 139 

river district 55 

village district 55 

Sewell's Tails district 55 

Educational department 125 

Engineers and how appointed 9 

Fence-viewers, and how elected 19 

Fire alarm boxes, location 160 

expense of 48 

signals 162 

telegraph 160 

department, expenses of 46 

property 29 

reports 141 

regulations 158 

roll 151 

hydrants, expense of 69 

location of 83 

Firemen's parade, expense of. 60 

Fires and alarms 149 

Fish and game wardens, list of. 19 

Fogg, George G., trust 41 

French, Theodore, trust 38 

Funded debt of city 26 



INDEX. 167 

Good- Will Hose Co., expenses 48 

members of 153 

Gov. Hill steamer, expense 49 

Hardware and tools for highways 53 

Hay and grain, expenses 53 

Healtli department 91 

Health officers, list of 15 

Health, report of board 99 

Highway department, expenses 51 

Highways, report of commissioner 103 

Hook and Ladder Co , expenses 50 

members of 154 

Horse Hill district 55 

Hot-IIole Pond district 55 

Hydrants, expense of 69 

Inauguration, time of. 3 

Incidentals, expense 58 

Inspector of petroleum 19 

Interest on precinct notes - 70 

Interest paid on City account 45 

Joint standing committees , 4 

Justice of police court, and how appointed 11 

report 121 

Kearsarge Engine Co., expense of 49 

members of. 152 

Knowlton, Edward L., trust 40 

Legal expenses 64 

Librarian, how elected 8 

report of. 128 

Library, treasurer's report 129 

trustees' report 127 

Licensed drain layers, list of 14 

Lighting streets, expense of 69 

Penacook 70 

Liquor agents, and how elected 19 

Little Pond Road district 55 

Long Pond Xorth district 56 

Lumber for liighways 52 

Lyon, G. Parker, trust 34 

IVIacadamizing, expenses 51 

Marriages in 1884 92 

Marshal, assistant's report 119 

city, report of 117 

Mast Yard district 56 

Mayor, and how elected 3 

McQuestion, James, trust 39 

Messenger, city, and how elected 6 

Miscellaneous hinhway expense 53 

Moderators, li-t of 17 

Mountain Highway district 56 

Municipal funded debt 25 

Municipal regulations for claims 2 



1G8 IKDtX. 

Night watchmen, list of. 12 

Korth Concord Higliway district 56 

Number Four, Hip;liway district 56 

Five, Highway district 56 

Old cemetery fund 35 

report 138 

Old Fort Engine Co., expenses 50 

members of 156 

Osgood, D.tvid, trust 34 

Overseers of poor, list of 14 

Paupers, expense account 46 

list of. 87 

Penacook, Highway district 56 

Interval district 57 

parlc, expenses 67 

superintendent of 16 

Petroleum, inspector, and how appointed 19 

Physician, oily, and assistants 15 

report of 97 

Pierce, FranVlin, trust 34 

Pioneer Engine Co., expenses 49 

members of 155 

Police and watch, list of. 12 

expense 61 

Police court clerk 11 

department 117 

justice 11 

report of 121 

list of special 12 

Polls, number of 24 

Poor department 87 

Population of city 23- 

Potter Street district 57 

Pound-keeper 19- 

Precinct appropriations 31 

debts 27 

expenses 69 

property 30 

Printing and stationery, expenses 64 

Professional services 64 

Property belonging to city 29' 

Public library, expenses 66 

list of trustees 8 

reports 127 

Public reservoirs 164 

Rate of taxation 23 

Real estate owned by city 29 

Receipts account of liighways 106 

Receipts and expenses, trust funds 33 

Registrar of vital statistics 15 

Registrar's report 91 

Regulations of fire department 158 

Roll of fire department 151 

Running expenses, aggregate 70 

in detail 45 



INDEX. 169 

Salaries, expenses for 63 

Sanboru Highway district 57 

School-honse taxes 66 

Schools, expenses for 65 

Sealer of weights and measures 20 

Sealers of leather 20 

Selectmen, list of 18 

Sewer precinct, notes 27 

Sewers and drains, committee on 5 

report on 115 

Sewers, expenses of 69 

Sidewalks, expenses for 51 

Snaptown Highway district 67 

Solicitor, and how elected 11 

report of 123 

Special police justice 11 

report of. 122 

Special police, list of 12 

Sprinkling streets 109 

Standing committees 5 

State-house loan 27 

State tax, amount of 45 

Steward central station 10 

Street department — property 30 

reports 103 

Street lights, expense of 69 

Street sprinkling 109 

Street sweeping and sprinkling, expense 52 

Superintendent of city clocks 10 

city farm 15 

fire alarm 10 

Penacook park 16 

streets 14 

schools 6 

water-works 9 

Superintending school committee 7 

Surveyors of masonry 21 

painting 21 

stone 21 

wood, lumber, and bark 21 

Taxation, rate of 23 

Taxes assessed, amount of 24 

collector's report 44 

Transfer account 71 

Treasurer, city 5 

report 42 

public library, report 129 

Truant officers 7 

Trust funds 33 

Sarah M. K. Adams 39 

Blossom Hill cemetery 36 

Countess of Rumford 35 

East Concord cemetery 37 

George G. Fogg 41 

Theodore French 38 

Edward L. Knowlton 40 



170 INDEX. 

Trust G. Parker Lyon . . 34 

James McQuestion 39 

Old cemetery 35 

David Osgood 34 

Franklin Pierce 34 

Eliza W. Upbam 40 

Abial ^yalker 33 

Paul Wentworth 38 

"West Concord cemetery 37 

Trustees of public library 8 

report of. 127 

U ndertakers 17 

Union school-district, board of education 6 

Upbaui, Eliza W., trust 40 

V^duation of city 23 

Virgin Highway district 57 

Vital statistics, registrar of 15 

report. 91 

Walker, Abial, trust 33 

Ward clerks, list of. 18 

Ward-house, Ward 7, expense 68 

Ward officers 17 

Water commissioners, list of. 9 

report 77 

Water precinct bonds 27 

Water-works, treasurer's report 86 

value of 30 

Weighers of hay, coal, &c 20 

Wentworth, Paul, trust 38 

West Concord cemetery fund 37 

report 140 

village district 58 

West Sewall's Falls district 58 










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