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

-1885- 

THE THIRTY-THIRD 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OP THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

CITY OF CONCORD, 



FOn THE TEAR EKDIXQ 



DECEMBER 31, 1885: 



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




PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 
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Tlrifversity of New Hampshire 
L'brary 



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THE THIRTY-THIRD 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CONCOED, 



FOK THE YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 1885 



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




PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 
1886. 



MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS 

FOR PAYMENT OF BILLS AGAINST THE CITY. 



All persons fm*nishing materials 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 laio^o tliat 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. 

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 authoi-izing 
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, City Clerk. 



CITY GOVERNMENT, 

CONCORD, N. H. 

Inaugurated fourth Tuesday in January, biennially. 



1885. 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

MAYOR. 

Elected by inhabitants biennially in November. 
Salary, .S500 per annum. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN. 

Office: 60 North Main St. 

ALDERMEN. 

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

Ward i— HENRY F. BROWN. 
Ward 5— CHARLES H. SANBORN. 
Ward 5— CHANDLER EASTMAN. 
Ward 4— JOHN C. THORN. 

RICHARD M. ORDWAY. 

FRANK L. SANDERS. 
Ward o— ALBERT B. WOODWORTH. 

JRVIN S. RING. 
Ward 5— GARDNER B. EMMONS. 

JOSEPH H. LANE. 

LELAND A. SMITH. 
Ward 7— DANIEL B. SMITH. 



4 CITY OF CONCORD. 

CITY CLERK. 

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

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN. 

Office : City Hall building. 

COMMON COUNCIL. 

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

President— HORACP: S. FAIRBANKS. 

Ward i— DAVID F. DUDLEY. 
Ward 2— SAMUEL L. FRENCH. 
Ward 5— OILMAN H. DIMOND. 
Ward 4— JAMES F. ROONEY. 

WILLIAM H. KENNEY. 

JAMES K. KENNEDY. 
TRtrd 5— FREEBORN S. ABBOTT. 

WARREN H. CORNING. 
Ward 6— HORACE S. FAIRBANKS. 

HIRAM O. MARSH. 

FRANK J. BATCHELDER. 
Ward 7— GEORGE H. MILLS. 

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 Couniclmen appointed by President of Common 
Council, bieniiially, in January. 

On Finance — The Mayor ; Aldermen Thorn and L. A. Smith ; 
Councilmen Mills and Rooney. 

On Accounts and Claims — Aldermen Emmons and Ring ; Coun- 
cilmen Batchelder and Abbott. 

On Lands and Buildings — Aldermen Eastman and Emmons ; 
Councilmen Corning and Kennev. 



CITT GOVERNMENT. 

On Public Instruction — Aldermen Woodworth and Sanders ; 

Councilmen French and Dimond. 
On Parks and Commons — Aldermen Sanders and Woodworth ; 

Councilmen Marsh and Kennedy. 
On Roads and Bridges — Aldermen D. B. Smith and Sanborn ; 

Councilmen Abbott and Dudley. 
On Fire Department — Aldermen Lane and Brown ; Councilmen 

Rooney and Batch elder. 
On Lighting Streets — Aldermen Ordway and Lane ; Councilmen 

Kennedy and Batchelder. 
On Cemeteries — Aldermen Ring and Eastman ; Councilmen 

Kenney and Corning. 

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

On Elections and Returns — Alderman Brown. 

On Engrossed Ordinances — Alderman D. B. Smith. 

On Police and Licenses — Alderman Ordway. 

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

The Mayor, Aldermen Ordway and L. A. Smith. 

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

On Elections and Returns — Councilmen French and Abbott. 
On Bills on Second Reading — Councilmen Dudley and Mills. 
On Engrossed Ordinances — Councilmen Dimond and Marsh. 

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. 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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-District. 

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

AI B. THOMPSON, Term expires March, 1886. 



WILLIAM M. CHASE, 
GEORGE W. CROCKETT, 
JOSEPH C. A. HILL, 
DANIEL B. DONOVAN, 
CHARLES R. CORNING, 
JOHN C. THORN, 
PARSONS B. COGSWELL, 
HENRY J. CRIPPEN, 



1886. 
1886. 
1887. 
1887. 
1887. 



1888. 
1888. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

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

LOUIS J. RUNDLETT. 

Office: Sanborn'.s Block, Capital St. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 7 

SUPERINTENDING SCHOOL COMMITTEES. 

WEST CONCORD— District No. 3. 

One member elected annually in March by inhabitants of district. Salary, S18 per 
annum for the Board. 

FRED. A. EASTMAN, Term expires March, 1886. 

GEORGE R. PARMENTER, " " 1887. 

SIMEON PARTRIDGE, " " 1888. 

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, 1886. 

ELBRIDGE EMERY, " " 1887. 

JOHN T. BATCHELDER, " " 1888. 

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. 

ALFRED E. EMERY, Term expires March, 1886. 

EDMUND H. BROWN, " " 1887. 

GEORGE W. ABBOTT, " " 1888. 

OTHER DISTRICTS. 

Comprising all districts in the city except Nos. 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 20. Elected annually 
iu March by City Council. Salary, $170 per annum for the Board. 

WILLIAM W. FLINT. 
ABIAL ROLFE. 
GEORGE H. CURTIS. 



TRUANT OFFICERS. 

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

such, none. 

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



CITY OF CONCOKD, 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

TRUSTEES. 

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

Ward i— ABIAL ROLFE. 
Ward 2— JOSEPH T. CLOUGH. 
Ward 5— PAUL R. HOLDEN. 
Ward ^—WILLIAM L. FOSTER. 
Ward 5— HENRY W. STEVENS.* 

CHARLES R. CORNING-f 
Ward 6— JAMES S. NORRIS. 
Ward 7— WILLIAM W. FLINT. 

LIBRARIAN. 

Appointed annually by trustees of library. Salary, $600 per annam, including 
assistant. 

DANIEL F. SECOMB. 

Board of Trade Building. 



ASSESSORS. 

Eleetedxbiennally by inhabitants of each ward. Salary, $3 per day of actual serrioe. 

Ward i— ARIEL ROLFE. 
Ward 5— JOHN G. TALLANT. 
Fard 5— CHARLES H. MERRILL. J 

TIMOTHY CARTER. t 
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. 

*,Re9igned. 

t Elected to fill vacancy. 

itDied before qualifying. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 9 

CITY ^A/'ATER- WORKS. 

'WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

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

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, Mayor, ex-officio. 

JOHN KIMBALL, Term expires March 31, 1886 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, " " 1886 

JAMES L. MASON, " " 1887 

JOSEPH H. ABBOTT, " " 1887 

SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, " " 1888 

GEORGE A. YOUNG, " " 1888 

President — John Kimball. 

Clerk — William M. Chase. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER-WORKS. 

Elected annually in April by Water Commissionera. Salary, $1,200 per aunum. 

V. CHARLES HASTINGS. 

Oflace : White's Block, Capitol St. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

CHIEF ENGINEER. 

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

per annurii. 

JOHN M. HILL. 



ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

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

FOR PRECINCT. 

Salary, iSlOO each per annum. 

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



10 CITY OF CONCORD. 

FOR PENACOOK. 

Salary, $\5 per annum. 

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 confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $600 

per annum. 

EBEN F. RICHARDSON. 

ASSISTANT STEWARD CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

Appointed annually in January by ]\Iayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Salary, $600 

per annum. 

GEORGE L. OSGOOD.* 
WILLIS K. WING ATE. t 

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. 

RICHARD II. AYER. 

♦Resigned. 

t Appointed to fill vacancy. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 11 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

POLICE JUSTICE. 

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

SYLVESTER DANA. 

Office : 78 North Main St. 

SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. 

Appointed by Governor and Council. Salary, §2 per day of actual service. 

BENJAMIN E. BADGER. 

CITY SOLICITOR. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, iPSOO per annum. 

HENRY W. STEVENS. 

Office : 72 North Main St. 

CLERK OF POLICE COURT. 

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

RUFUS P. STANIELS. 

CITY MARSHAL. 

Appointed biennially in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Bond of 
§300 required. Salary, $900 per annum. 

JOHN CONNELL. 

Office: Corner North Main and Warren Sts. 

ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL. 

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

CHARLES H. GREEN. 

Office : Penacook. 



12 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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. 

Wari^ 1. 

Henry E. Chamberlain, William R. Green, 

George A. Hoyt, John Tucker, 

George W. Holmes, William B. Cunningham, 

William D. Perkins. 



Ward 2. 



Harrison H. Carpenter, 
Moody S. Farnum, 



Albert H. C. Knowles, 
Joseph E. Plummer, 



John E. Frye. 



Ward 3. 



George Partridge, 
Frank H. Currier, 
Simeon Partridge, 

Hiram Brown, 
Samuel M. Griffin, 
Richard P. Sanborn, 
Richard M. Ordway, 
Frank S. Dodge, 
Edwin D. Clough, 
Jeremiah P. W. Roach, 
Daniel B. Murphy, 
Benj. F. Sherburne, 
James J. Donagan, 

Will 



Ward 4. 



Harrison Partridge, 
William A. Little, 
Oilman H. Dimond. 



Joseph J. Wyman, 
Nathaniel Bond, 
Edwin A. Miller, 
Horace S. Abbott, 
Nat. P. Eastman, 
Nathan H. Dunbar, 
Eli Hanson, 
Joseph G. Taylor, 
Frank P. Emerson, 
Samuel P. Knowles, 
iam J. Merrill. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



13 



Ward 5. 



James H. Rowell, 
Joseph C. Eaton, 
George D. Richardson, 
George A, Foster, 
Josiah C. Shaw, 
Charles E. Savory, 



Edward Dow, 
Joseph H. Mace, 
Alvah C. Ferrin, 
Eben F. Richardson, 
John E. Gove, 
Charles T. Lane. 



Nathaniel A. Tuttle. 



Ward 6. 



Henry Green, 
John H. Carr, 
Lysander H. Carroll, 
Eugene Savage, 
George H. Silsby, 
John C. Kilburu, 
John T. Batchelder, 
John D. Teel, 
Jonathan L. Pickering,' 
George L. Theobald, 
Norris A. Dunklee, 
David L, Neal, 

Jacob E. Hutchins, 
John E. Baker, 
Francis H. Upton, 
William W. Critchett, 



Ward 7. 



Edward H. Houston, 
Albert H. Fellows, 
Henry W. Clapp, 
Hiram O. Marsh, 
Silvester P. Danforth, 
John Hawkins, 
George A. Huntoon, 
Charles L. Gilmore, 
John K. Stokes, 
John Gienty, 
Michael Arnold, 
Alfred L. Downing. 

Perry G. Curtice, 
Marvin T. Hodge, 
George W. Chesley, 
John F. Bartlett. 



James B. Colby, 
Edward W. Harvey, 
Charles H. Wyatt, 
Artliur L. Currier, 
Henry E. Chandler, 
Frank G. Hancock, 
Delbert O. Andrews, 
Almon E. Courser, 
Manley N. Morgan, 
George W. Blake, 
Frank H. Moore, 
James H. Burns, 



railroad police. 

Charles H. Noyes, 
George W. Mansur, 
Henry J. Eaton, 
Chester J. Byron, 
Fred C. Jones, 
Clinton R. Conant, 
Henry F. Coombs, 
George W. Berry, 
Gilman K. Crowell, 
Nazarus Saltus, 
Daniel H. Rogers,* 
Don A. Parker, 
Lvman W. Sargent. 



* Deceased. 



14 CITY OF CONCORD. 

SPECIAL POLICE AT RAILROAD. 

Jaraes M. Jones, Jacob B. Jones, 

Albert Smith, - Horace Plummer, 

Robert P. Blake, Harvey E. Capeu, 

"Winslow D. Hodgdon, J. Henry Hamilton. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 

COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Kond .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, Richard M. Ordway, 

Michael Murphy, Joel W. Bean, 

Niram M. Keyes, Miles F. Farmer, 

Horace S. Abbott, Michael Bateman, 

Lyman R. Fellows, Patrick A. Clifford. 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

Elected bisMinially in January by City Council. 
FOR WARD 1. 

Salary, ■S'i.'i.OO per anni\m. 

HENRY F. BROAVN, 

Penacook. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 15 

FOR WARD 2. 

Salary, $10.00 per annum. 

CHARLES H. SANBORN, 

East Concord. 

FOR WARDS 3, 4, 5, C, AND 7. 

Salary, $150 per annum. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Hall. 

CITY PHYSICIAN. 

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

DR. sumnp:r d. harden.* 

DR. HERBERT C. CUMMINGS.f 

Office: Corner Statft and School Sts. 

ASSISTANT CITY PHYSICIAN. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, §1.00 for each Tisit to pauper*. 

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. 
SUMNER D. HARDEN.* 
ALFRED E. EMERY. 

REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS. 

The City Clerk is male 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. 

* Deceased. ' 

t Elected to fill vacancy. 



16 CITY OF CONCORD. 



PARK COMMISSIONERS. 



Lewis Downiug, Jr., 


Term expir 


es January, 


1886. 


John M. Hill, 








1886. 


Joseph B. Walker, 








1887. 


William P. Fiske, 








1887. 


Ben. C. White, 








1888. 


Josiah Minot, 








1888. 


Edgar H. Woodman, 


Mayor, 


ex officio. 





SUPERINTENDENT OF PENACOOK PARK. 

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

O. 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 WHITAKER, Term expires January, 1886. 
JOHN A. COBURN, " " 1887. 

JOHN G. WARREN, " " 1888. 

WARD 2. 

JOHN E. FRYE, Term expires January, 1886. 

J0SP:PH E. PLUMMER, ^^ " 1887. 

CHARLES E. STANIELS, " " 1888. 

WARD 3. 

JAMES M. GROSSMAN, Term expires January, 1886. 

OMAR L. SHEPARD, " " 1887. 

BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY, " " 1888. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 17 

WARDS 4, 5, AND 6. 

JAMES H. CHASE, Term expires January, 1886. 

JOHN E. ROBERTSON, " " 1887. 

JAMES MINOT, " " 1888. 

WARD 7. 

JOHN HAZELTINE, Term expires January, 1886. 

WOODBURY FLANDERS, " " 1887. 

ISAAC N. ABBOTT, " " 1888. 

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. CROSSMAN. 

FOR MILLVILLE CEMETERY. 

WILLIAM H. CURRIER. 

FOR HORSE HILL CEMETERY. 

LEWET W. POWELL. 

FOR SOUCOOK CEMETERY. 

JONATHAN P. LEAVITT. 



lo CITY OV CONCORD. 

WARD OFFICERS. 

MODERATORS. 

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

TFard i— JAMES H. FRENCH. 
Ward 2— JOHN P. LOCKE. 
Ward 5— GEORGE H. WATERS. 
Ward 6^— BENJAMIN E. BADGER. 
Ward 5— CHARLES C. DANFORTH. 
Ward 6— GEORGE O. DICKERMAN. 
Ward 7— FRANK P. QUIMBY. 

SELECTMEN. 

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

Ward i— ISAAC P. DURGIN. 

WALLACE M. HOWE. 

JOHN G. WARD. 
Ward 2— ISAAC F. POTTER. 

EZRA W. WHITNEY. 

WILLIAM P. CURTIS. 
Ward 5— ABIJAH HOLLIS. 

ISAAC F. FERRIN. 

ASA L. GAY. 
Ward ^—CHARLES A. BOND. 

HARRISON A. ROBY. 

EDWARD H. DIXON. 
Ward 5— CHARLES T. LANE. 

WILLIAM J. FERNALD. 

LOREN S. RICHARDSON. 
Ward 6— DAVID L. NEAL. 

GEORGE L. THEOBALD. 

GEORGE L. REED. 
Ward 7— JACOB E. HUTCHINS. 

ALFRED CLARK. 

GEORGE LIBBY. 



CITY GOVERNMENT, 19 

WARD CLERKS. 

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

Ward i— LUTHP:R P. GAGE. 

Ward 5— FRANK P. CURTIS. 

Ward 5— JAMES H. HARRINGTON. 

TFardt/— CHARLES A. DAVIS. 

Ward 5— GEORGE W. LINCOLN. 

Ward 6— HOWARD M. COOK. 

Ward 7— GEORGE B. WHITTREDGE. 



INSPECTOR OF PETROLEUM. 

Appointed annually in January by Mayor, and confirmed by Aldermen. Fees, one 
fourth cent per 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. 

FOR PENACOOK. 
Salary, $150 per annum. 

J. IRVING HOIT. 

FISH AND GAME WARDENS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. No fees. 

FRED H. GOULD. 
LOWELL EASTMAN. 
LOUIS J. RUNDLETT. 
FALES P. VIRGIN. 
DANIEL C. TENNY. 



20 CITY OF CONCORD. 

FENCE-VIEWERS. 

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

interested. 

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

POUND-KEEPER. 

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

BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY. 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

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

GEORGE D. RICHARDSON. 

Office : 19 North Main St. 

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, 33 cts. per 
M., — paid by party for whom culling is done. 

LEONARD BELL. 
WILLIAM HAYWARD. 

WEIGHERS OF HAY, COAL, ETC. 

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

Orin T. Carter, Erank J. Pillsbury, 

Joseph H. Abbott, Henry E. Chamberlin, 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



21 



D. Arthur Browu, 
Seth R. Dole, 
Lewis B. Hoit, 
J. Frank Hoit, 
Patrick H. Larkin, 
Henry W. Raulet, 
Omar L. Shepard, 
George B. Whittredge, 
Samuel B. Davis, 
Robert H. Potter, 



Lyman Merrill,* 
George R. Purington, 
Sylvester Stevens, 
John E. Robertson, 
Charles P. Rowell, 
John N. Hill, 
Charles S. Parker, 
John H. Burkhardt, 
Hiram O. Marsh. 



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. Kenney, 
Lyman R. Fellows, 
Benjamin H. Couch, 
Leonard W. Bean. 



SURVEYORS OF PAINTING. 

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

employing. 



Edward Dow, 
Giles Wheeler, 



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



SURVEYORS OF STONE. 

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

employing. 



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



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



' Deceased. 



22 



CITY OK CONCORD. 



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 em- 
ploying. 



Arthur G. Stevens, 
Charles W. Batchelder, 
John Ballard, 
Albert A. Currier, 
Daniel K. Richards, 
Edwin F. Elliott, 
Thomas D. Avery, 
Jacob E. Hutchins, 
Benjamin H. Couch, 
Timothy Carter, 
Hiram O. Marsh, 
Thomas Kilburn, 
Edward Runnells, 
David R. Richardson, 
Daniel S. "Webster,* 
John T. Batchelder, 
William A. Chesley, 
Sylvester 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. Farnum, 
John C. Linehan, 
John F. Scott, 
John Whitaker, 
Nathaniel P. Richardson, 
J. Frank Hastings, 
John H. Burkhardt, 
Nathaniel H. Shattuck, 



John Abbott, 
Andrew Bunker, 
Abner G. Hall, 
Edwin D. Clough, 
George Frye,* 
James F. Nelson, 
Robert Moore, 
"Weston Cofran, 
A. Frank Holt, 
Omar L. Shepard, 
Jonathan B. Weeks, 
Charles Couch, 
John H. Rolfe, 
William Ballard, 
Walter W. Cochran, 
Philip Flanders, 
Eben F. Richardson, 
Albert A. Moore, 
Gilbert H. Seavey, 
Cyrus Runnells, 
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, 
John N. Hill, 
Abner C. Holt, 
Levi M. Shannon, 
Charles H. Sanborn. 



'Deceased. 



1885. 

Population of the city (census 1880) . . . 13,845 

Valuation of the city $9,774,564.00 

Tax assessed for the year .... $153,613.92 
Rate of taxation $1.20 per $100 

.15 per $100 additional for Union School-District. 

.28 per $100 additional for Precinct Tax. 



24 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES ASSESSED. 

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



Year. 




No. of Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


1800 




2,577 


$4,307,192 


$47,082.25 


1861 




2,497 


4,423,936 


46,290.48 


1862 




2,350 


4,308,568 


50,945.01 


1863 




2,454 


3,775,206 


60,293.82 


1864 




2,539 


3,832,800 


89,931.97 


1865 




2,495 


5,549,002 


158,787.29 


1866 




2,762 


4,934,082 


116,192.97 


1867 




2,822 


5,006,774 


145,173.49 


1868 




3,120 


5,378,365 


126,889.71 


1869 




3,205 


5,581,459 


146,791.64 


1870 




3,187 


5,751,928 


133,953.94 


1871 




3,338 


5,891,993 


137,844.70 


1872 




3,767 


5,917,054 


141,122.97 


1873 




3,613 


9,012,650 


158,281.13 


1874 




3,784 


9,000,526 


171,045.61 


1875 




3,941 


9,216,195 


175,234.68 


1876 




3,911 


9,222,625 


163,768.29 


1877 




4,015 


9,405,117 


177,040.27 


1878 




3,869 


9,241,485 


162,038.53 


1879 




3,536 


10,604,465 


155,964.99 


1880 




3,672 


10,150,,586 


172,831.12 


1881 




3,505 


10,062,894 


153,285.55 


1882 




3,661 


10,308,052 


151,941.54 


1883, 




Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 


1, 


447 


$811,471 


$11,279.32 




2, 


208 


420,500 


5,316.36 




3, 


244 


442,195 


5,803.32 




4, 


835 


2,176,700 


38,845.05 




6, 


814 


3,129,413 


55,244.56 




6, 


840 


2,393,461 


42,-509.03 




7, 


428 


649,476 


8,899.85 


Non-r 


•esident, 






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 







FUNDED DEBT. 


25 


Ward 4, 


956 


$2,147,933 


$33,742.35 


6. 


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 


1885. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


401 


$800,823 


$10,692.29 


2, 


231 


426,066 


5,148.19 


3, 


245 


462,798 


6,167.04 


4, 


968 


2,130,737 


34,573.67 


6, 


740 


3,086,343 


50,193.77 


6. 


814 


2,226,293 


37,398.21 


7, 


422 


641,654 


8,030.66 


Non-resident, 






1,410.09 




3,821 


$9,774,714 


S153,613.92 



MUNICIPAL FUNDED DEBT. 



CITY BONDS PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS 



When due. 


Rate of interest. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


January 1, 1886, 


6, 


annually. 


$1,500 


April 1, 1886, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


1.000 


November 1, 1886, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


10,000 


January 1, 1887, 


6, 


annually. 


1,500 


October 1, 1887, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


10,000 


January 1, 1888, 


6, 


annually, 


1,000 


October 1, 1888, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


8,600 


January 1, 1889, 


6, 


annually. 


2,000 


October 1, 1889, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


10,000 


January 1, 1890, 


6, 


annually. 


2,000 


October 1, 1890, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


10,000 


January 1, 1891, 


6, 


annually. 


1,000 


October 1, 1891, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


6,250 


November 1, 1891, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


6,000 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



October 1, 1892, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


$2,000 


November 1, 1892, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


10,000 


October 1, 1893, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


4.250 


November 1, 1893, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


8,000 


October 1, 1894, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


4,000 


November 1, 1894, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


7,000 


October 1, 1895, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


3,000 



! 109,000 



KOTE ON ACCOUNT OF EXTENSION OF PARK AND CAPITOL STREETS. 

August 1, 1886, 4, semi-annually, $5,000 

$114,000 

NOTE ON ACCOUNT OF BUILDING RECEIVING-TOMB. 

July 1, 1886, 3, annually, $2,000 



$116,000 



CITY DEBT NOT FUNDED. 



Coupons overdue, not presented, 
Interest accrued, not yet due, 
Due school-districts, . 

Funded debt, 
Total city debt, 



$150.00 
1,918.33 
2,880.64 



$4,948.97 
$116,000.00 

$120,948.97 



AVAILABLE ASSETS. 



Cash in treasury, 
Collectible taxes, 1882, 
" 1883, 

" " 1884, 

" " 1885, 

Due from county of Merrimack, 

Indebtedness above assets. 



$28,266.12 

80.13 

10,455.20 

904.08 

22,748.73 

2,797.73 



$65,251.89 
$55,697.08 



FUNDED DEBT. 27 

PRECINCT'S FUNDED DEBT. 

CITY PRECINCT BONDS (sTATE-HOUSE LOAN) PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS : 



When due. 


Rate of interest. 


Interest payable. 


Amount. 


Dec. 1, 1886, 


6, 


semi-aunually, 


$2,500.00 


Dec. 1, 1887, 


6, 




3,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1888, 


6, 




3,500.00 


Dec. 1, 1889, 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1890, 


6, 




3,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1891 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1892, 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1893, 


6, 




2,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1894 


6, 




3,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1895 


6, 




10,000.00 


Dec. 1, 1896 


6, 




7,000.00 



SEWER PRECINCT NOTES. 



July 1, 1886, 
Dec. 1, 1886, 



3, 

4, 



annually, 



$2,000.00 
8,000.00 



WATER PRECINCT BONDS. 



April 1, 1892, 
April 1, 1894, 
April 1, 1895, 
Oct. 1, 1912, 



6, 
6, 
6, 
4, 


semi-annually, 


$200,000.00 

130,000.00 

20,000.00 

45,000.00 




$445,000.00 



28 CITY OF CONCORD. 

PRECINCT'S DEBTS NOT FUNDED. 

Bonds overdue, but not presented, . $700.00 
Coupons overdue, but not presented, . 511.00 

Interest accrued, but not yet due, . 226,67 

$1,437.67 

Precinct's funded debts, .... 445,000.00 



Precinct's debts, $446,437.67 

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



Net precinct debts, $444,437.67 



RECAPITULATION. 

Net city debts above assets, .... $55,697.08 
Net precinct's debts above assets, . . . 444,437.67 

Aggregate indebtedness of city and precinct over 
available assets, 



$500,134.75 



Aggregate city and precinct indebtedness, January 

1, 1885, $526,227.68 



Decrease for the year, .... $26,092.93 



CITY PROPERTY. 



29 



PROPERTY 



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



Real Estate. 

City hall lot and half of building, . 

City farm pasture and quarries, 

Penaeook park, . . . . . 

Market place on Warren street, . 

City store-house and lots, . 

Lots 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, Penaeook, 

Gravel banks. East Concord, 

House and lot on Plains, 

Ward house, West street, . 

Children's 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, ..... 



025,000.00 

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 

4,500.00 

1,500.00 

3,000.00 



-$109,200.00 



S4,000.00 

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 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



Three horses $600.00 

Harnesses and stable fixtures, . . 300.00 

Supply wagon and sleigh, . . . 200.00 

Wagon and sleigh for Central station, . 100.00 

Street Departtnent. 

Lumber, stone, etc., at city storehouse, $300.00 

Three horses, 500.00 

Two stone rollers, .... 250.00 

Three street sprinklers, . . . 500.00 

Stone crusher, engine, and building, . 2,000.00 

Street sweeper, 300.00 

Horse-cart and wagon, . . . 50.00 

Road machines, ..... 225.00 

Large horse sled, .... 50.00 

Small horse-sled, .... 15.00 

Two-horse dump-cart, . . . 100.00 

One derrick, 60.00 

Picks, shovels, and small tools, . . 200.00 

Miscellaneous, 

Books in City Library, . . . $5,000.00 

Furniture City Hall building, . . 1,000.00 

Furniture mayor's office, . . . 55.00 

Furniture city marshal's office, . . 25.00 

Furniture collector's office, . . . 100.00 



$24,000.00 



$4,550.00 



),180.00 



$143,930.00 



PRECINCT PROPERTY. 

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



Citv Water- Works, 



$395,000.00 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS. 



31 



CITY APPROPRIATIONS, 1885. 



For payment of city bonds, 
interest on cit}' debt, . 
state tax, 
county tax, . 
city paupers, 
fire department, . 
purcliase of new hose, . 
incidentals and land damages, 
roads and bridges, 
committee service, 
police and watch, 
printing and stationery, 
legal expenses, 
receiving tomb, 
salaries, 

drinking fountains, 
public library, 
beds at Concord Hospital, 
schools, 

reservoir at East Concord, 
decorating soldiers' graves, 
new roofing lower bridge, 
Penacook park, 
rent of Eagle hall for armory, 
discounts and abatements taxes, 
White park street. 



$16,500.00 

7,500.00 

25,372.00 

24,549.79 

1,500.00 

11,000.00 

1,700.00 

5,000.00 

21,000.00 

1,150.00 

5,000.00 

1,500.00 

500.00 

1,000.00 

6,000.00 

150.00 

5,000.00 

900.00 

22,225.00 

150.00 

200.00 

700.00 

250.00 

200.00 

2,500.00 

600.00 



-8159,146.79 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS, 1885. 



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. 



$1,500.00 
2,490.00 
8,000.00 
750.00 
3,200.00 
4,040.00 
1,500.00 



$21,480.00 



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 1885. 

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, 1885, .... Si, 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 OF CONCORD. 

G. PARKER LYON 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, 1885, . . . .$1,000.00 

Invested in note of Concord, city precinct, 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest $60.00 

EXPENDED. 

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

FRANKLIN PIERCE TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1885, .... $1,000.00 
Invested in city of Concord bond, due in 

1886, 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, 1885, .... $200.00 
Invested in city of Nashua bond, due 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance from last year, . . . $12.00 

Cash for interest, ..... 12.00 

$24.00 

Credited to school fund, . . . $12.00 

Paid E. C. PLastman, ..... 2.45 
Balance on hand, ..... 9.55 

$24.00 



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, Jau. 1, 1885, .... $2,000.00 

Invested iu note of Isaac A. Hill, dated 
Jan. 27, 1877, secured by mortgage of 
real estate and surety, 6 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, Jau. 1, 1885, $715.00 

Invested in Concord Water- Works 

bonds, due 1892, at 6 per cent., . $700.00 

Cash on deposit, ..... 15.00 

$715.00 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Cash for interest, ....... $42.62 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for cemetery committee, , . . $42.62 



36 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY FUND. 

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



Capital, Jan. 1, 1885, 
Added during 1885, . 

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

Merrimack county bonds, 5 " 

N. H. bonds, 6 " 

City of Concord bonds, 6 " 

City of Concord bonds, 4 " 

N. H. Savings Bank, 4 " 



$4,577.01 
. 815.12 



$550.00 

900.00 

200.00 

200.00 

2,000.00 

1,542.13 



$5,392.13 



$5,392.13 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Cash for interest 1885, 



. $212.42 



EXPENDED. 

Paid James H. Chase for cemetery committee, . . $212.42 



WEST CONCORD CEMETERY FUND. 

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



Capital, Jan. 1, 1885, 
Added during 1885, 



$89.00 
10.50 



$99.50 



Invested in New Hampshire Savings-Bank, 
at 4 per cent., ..... 



$99.50 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Balance on hand from last year, 
Interest accrued to Dec. 31, 1885, 
Cash on hand, . . . , 



$8.98 
3.53 



[■2.51 



TRUST FUNDS. 37 

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, 1885, .... $40.00 

Added during 1885, .... 12.50 

S52.50 



Invested in deposit in N.H. Savings-Bank, . . 52.50 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest 1885, $1.43 

Balance on hand, . . . . . . . 1.43 



PAUL WENTWORTH TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1885, .... $200.00 
Invested in U. S. bonds, due 1907, at 4 

per cent., 200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . 86.95 

Eeceived for interest, 1885, . . .8.00 



$14.95 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expenses incurred, . $4.00 
Balance on hand, ..... 10.95 



$14.95 



38 CITY OF CONCORD. 

THEODORE FRENCH TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan 1, 188.5, .... SIOO.OO 
Invested in U. S. bond, due 1907, at 4 

per cent, 100.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance from last year, .... $2.00 

Received from interest, 1885, . . . 4.00 



$6.00 



EXPENDED. 



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



$6.00 



JAMES McQUESTiON TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1885, .... $200.00 
Invested in Merrimack county bond, due 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . , $9.50 

Received for interest, 1885, . . . 10.00 



$19.50 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . $6.50 
Balance on hand, . . . . . 13.00 



$19.50 



TRUST FUND, 39 

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, 1885, . . . 1700.00 

Invested in deposit at Merrimack County 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . S7.00 

Received for interest, 1885, . . . 21.21 

$28.21 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, $17.50 

Balance on hand, .... 10.71 



$28.21 



EDWARD L. KNOWLTON TRUST. 

So much of the income of the trust as necessarj', 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, 1885, . . . $1,000.00 

Invested in Concord sewer bond, due 1886, 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . $52.00 

Received for interest, 1885, . . 40.00 

$92.00 



EXPENDED, 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, $31.78 

Balance on hand, .... 60.22 



$92.00 



40 CITY OF CONCORD. 

ELIZA W. UPHAM TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1885, . . . $200.00 

Invested in Merrimack County Savings- 
Bank, 4 per cent 200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . $4.45 

Received for interest, 1885, . . 8.28 



2.73 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Cbase, for expense incurred, S7.00 

Cash on hand, . . . . . 5.73 



12.73 



GEORGE C. FOGG TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of lot No. 86, Block R, in Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, $200.00 

Invested in two shares of stock of the 
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, 
given by testator, .... 200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 



Balance from last year. 
Received for interest, 1885, 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, 
Cash on hand, 



$2.50 
12.00 


$6.00 
8.50 



$14.50 



$14.50 



TRUST FUNDS. 41 

MRS. C. H. NEWHALL TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of lot No. 16, Block — , Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, $175.00 

Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, ..... 175.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1885, $4.66 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, . . $4.66 



MARY CROW TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of lot No. 21, Block H, in Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, $200.00 

Invested in 6 per cent, bond of Lombard 

Investment Company, given by testator, 200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1885, $12.00 

Balance on hand, . . . . . . . 12.00 



42 CITY OF CONCORD. 

MARY D. HART TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of lot No. 129, Block — , Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, $200.00 

Invested in two sliares of stock of Pemige- 

wasset Valley R. R., given by donor, 200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1885, $6.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid J. H. Chase, for expense incurred, $4.00 

Balance on hand, .... 2.00 

$6.00 



ASA FOWLER TRUST. 

lucome, so far as necessary, to be devoted to the care of lots Nos. 85 and 86, new addi- 
tion, Blossom Hill Cemetery, and balance for improvement of cemetery. 

Capital, . . ..... . $500.00 

Invested by deposit in Loan and Trust 

Savings Bank, 500.00 

No interest yet accrued. 



MARY WILLIAMS TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of lot No. 2, in Block — , Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, $50.00 

Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, ..... 50. 00 

No interest yet accrued. 



TRUST FUNDS. 43 

ABIGAIL SWEETSER TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of her lot, No. — , in the Old Cemetery. 

Capital . S200.00 

Invested by deposit in New Hampshire 

Savings Bank, 200.00 

No interest yet accrued. 

TRUE OSGOOD TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of lots Nos. 40 and 41, in Old Cemetery. 

Capital, $100.00 

Invested b}' deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 100.00 

No interest vet accrued. 



WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer, 
Dk. 



REPORT OF THE 

In Account 



Balance cash on hand January 1, 1885, 

Received of 
C. T. Huntoon, taxes 1882, 

" taxes 1883, 

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

" interest 1884, 

" taxes 1885, . 

State of New Hampshire, raih-oad tax, 

" "■ savings-bank tax, 

" " literary fund, 

" " insurance tax, 

E. H. Woodman, highways, 

" fire department, 

" incidentals, 

" park and common, . 

" interest, city farm notes, 

Merrimack county, .... 
Suudr}' persons, rent of stone quarries, 
Nancy E. Partridge, for city farm note. 
Money borrowed, special appropriation for ex 

tension of sewer, . 
Money borrowed, special appropriation for re- 
ceiving-tomb, 

Sanborn, rent, 
Badger, police court. 

Weeks, .... 
Rand, license, . 
Cochran, license. 

Green, license, 
Cochran, bounties, . 

" incidentals and wood 

H. & G. H. Partridge, incidentals, 
J. F. Cotton, incidentals, 
J. I. Hoyt, incidentals, 
H. W. Clapp, fire department, . 
O. F. Richardson, Peuacook Park, 
Dr. George Cook, county paupers, 
George W. Waters, rent of land, 
Lewis Button, 
S. Dana, police justice. 
Interest on Walker legacy, 

" Osgood legacy, 



R. 


P. 


B. 


E. 


N 


C 


J. 


E. 


J. 


A. 


C. 


H 


J. 


A. 



sold. 



$23,923.35 

1,200.00 

2,000.00 

22,074.67 

89.72 

127,874.38 

18,394.51 

21,531.89 

1,568.92 

18.75 

2,405.65 

36.03 

31.00 

3.00 

287.50 

2,203.21 

100.67 

2,500.00 

2,000.00 

2,000.00 

41.00 

20.00 

16.45 

135.00 

198.00 

13.00 

64.25 

10.00 

40.00 

209.26 

145.10 

1.56 

13.50 

3.00 

25.00 

1.00 

778.07 

60.00 

12.00 

$232,029.44 



CITY TREASURER. 



CITY OF CONCORD. 
Cr. 



Paid out on account of 
Cit}' bonds, .... 
Dog tax, ..... 
Bounties, ..... 
Precinct bonds, 
County of Merrimack, for paupers, 



County tax, ..... 


24,549.79 


Committee service, .... 


1,140.00 


City paupers, ..... 


1,811.59 


Decoration day, .... 


200.00 


Fire department, .... 


11,192.14 


Ligliting streets. District No. 20, 


500.00 


Penacook Park ..... 


212.01 


Beds at Concord hospital, , 


900.00 


Reservoir, East Concord, . 


199.53 


Receiving-tomb, Blossom Hill Cemetery, 


3,000.00 


Incidentals, ..... 


3,116.67 


Interest, ...... 


7,997.50 


Roofing lower bridge, 


650.00 


Hose, ...... 


1,547.26 


Police and watch, .... 


5,387.51 


Printing and stationery. 


1,230.97 


Precinct, ...... 


10,593.99 


Public library, ..... 


2,000.00 


Professional services. 


371.40 


Salaries, ...... 


5,698.57 


Highways, ..... 


24,281.51 


School-house tax, .... 


4,250.00 


Schools, ...... 


31,733.69 


Sewers, ...... 


2,694.36 


State tax, ...... 


25,372.00 



$21,500. 

34. 

64, 

8,900. 

2,634, 



00 
50 
25 
00 

08 



$33,132.83 



Balance cash on hand. 



$170,630.49 
28,266.12 



$232,029.44 



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 : 

1882. 

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

Collected and paid treasurer, .... $149,500.00 
Abatements, ....... 2,173.78 

Balance supposed to be collectible, . . . 80.13 

$151,953.91 

1883. 

List committed to collector, $169,498.95 

Collected and paid treasurer, .... $155,000.00 
Abatements, including taxes on bank stock, . 4,043.75 
Balance supposed to be collectible, . . . 10,455.20 

$169,498.95 

CHARLES T. HUNTOON, 

Collector. 



The undersigned Collector reports his transactions for the years 1884 

and 1885 as follows : 

1884. 

List committed to collector as corrected, .... $148,776.61 

Collected and paid treasurer, .... $144,294.65 

Discounts and abatements, .... 3,577.88 

Balance uncollected, ..... 904.08 



-$148,776.61 
1885. 

List committed to collector, $153,613.92 

Collected and paid treasurer, .... $127,874.38 
Discounts and abatements, .... 2.990.81 

Balance uncollected 22,748.73 



4153,613.92 



THOMAS M. LANG, 2d, 

Collector. 



CITY EXPENSES 

FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 
1885: 

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

RUNISriN^a 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 accord- 
ance with suggestions received from various sources. Items of payment 
to the same individual at sundry times are included in the aggregate 
amount given, if paid for the same objects. 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, 
1885, and salaries and committee service have been paid for the full mu- 
nicipal 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 Jiay- 
ment of maturing bonds. 

STATE TAX. 

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



COUNTY TAX. 

Paid George P. Little, county treasurer, . . $24,549.79 

INTEREST. 

Paid coupons and interest account, . . . $7,997.50 



48 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



PAUPERS. 

Appropnatlon for 1885, . . . $1,500.00 

Received from J. A. Cochran, . . . 10.0 

" Dr. Geo. Cook, . . . 3.00 

$1,513.00 
Deficiency brought from transfer account, 298.59 



Paid as follows : 
Michael Harrington, rent for Mrs. Ahern, 
Asenath A. Glover, aid, . 
Thomas Brown, aid, 
Frank Robinson, wood, . 
Peabody A. Morse, aid, . 
Dr. George Cook, services, 
Ranlet & Marsh, coal. 
Dr. S. D. Marden, services. 
Town of Bartlett, acc't Jas. H. Eastman, 
A. C. Sanborn, groceries, 
A. B. Young, groceries, . 
J. Frank Hoit, groceries, 
Eastman & Ladd, wood, . 
Asa E. Emery, care Currier child, . 
Noah P. Webster, aid. 
Dr. A. E. Emery, services, 
Alvah Atwood, board of son's family, 
N. H. Asylum, board, 
State Industrial School, board Heath boy. 
Geo. F. Sewall, carting, . 
Mrs. Ellen M. Hall, rent for Mrs. Call, 
O. A. Kimball, aid, 

Augusta B. Lawrence, care Mrs. Underbill, 
J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, . 
Timothy Tilton, boarding child, 
A. C. Fisher, undertaker, 
Town of Warren, Bixby family, 
John E. Mitchell, board of Glover child, 
Susan J. Clark, rent for Mrs. Ahern, 
George W. Adams, aid for Mrs. Ahern, 



$18.00 
10.00 
24.00 

215.25 
58.50 
16.00 
11.74 
23.00 

131.41 

3.00 

12.00 

44.00 

199.38 
24.00 
60.00 
24.00 

138.84 

323.88 

78.00 

1.25 

43.00 

8.00 

18.00 

4.70 

68.00 

15.00 

43.50 

64.00 

45.00 

3.00 



[,811.59 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



49 



George D. Richardson, services, . . $3.25 

Horace Holcomb, wood, .... 2.50 

Henry F. Brown, cash paid out, . . 29.95 

George L. Lovejoy, undertaker, . . 10.00 

Mrs. Miles Buzzell, care Mrs. A. Lamprey, 15.00 

Town of Hooksett, aid to C. L. Quimby, . 11.31 

Chas. N. Robertson, care Mr. Hoit, . 8.13 

J. E. Plummer, undertaker, . . . 3.00 



,811.59 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation for 1885, . 

" new hose, 
Received for shotes sold, 

"■ old metal sold. 



$11,000.00 

. 1,700.00 

36.03 

1.56 



Deficiency brought from transfer account. 



[2,737.59 
2.31 



Paid as follows : 
Central Station. 

Eben F. Richardson, steward, . 

G. L. Osgood, assistant steward, 

"Willis K. Wingate, assistant steward, 

Willis K. Wingate, teamster, 

H. E. Foye, 

Frank M. Heath, " 

Oscar Thomas, " 

James Mercer, " 

W. S. Davis & Son, repairs, 

Eben F. Richardson, cash paid out, 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware 

supplies, .... 
Concord Water- Works, . 
J. M. Stewart & son, supplies. 
Concord R. R., freight, . 
D. B. Newhall, supplies, 
Ranlet & Marsh, coal, 
Hill, Clark & Co., lathe and tools, 
4 



$12,739.90 



$600.00 
367.71 
232.29 
367.71 

20.93 
390.00 
210.00 
211.37 

77.84 
1.75 

15.59 

50.50 

20.75 

7.17 

5.98 

182.61 

148.75 



50 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Jolin A. White, machine work, 

Nathauiel Tufts, supplies, 

H. A. Mills & Sons, supplies, , 

T. F. Hanaford, brushes and brooms 

Mrs. B. M. Pratt, washing, 

Geo. P. Palmer, supplies, 

E. H. Smart, hay, . 

Geo. T. Abbott, hay, 

J. F. Cotton & Co., hay, 

Concord R. R., supplies, 

E. H. Randall, 

J. J. Wyman, " 

A. P. Fitch, " 

Smith & Walker, '^ 

Heath & Tenney. " 

Underbill & Kittredge, " 

J. E. McShane, shoeing horses, 

Thompson & Bethune, supplies, 

J. D. Johnson & Sou, new harnesses and 

repairs, 
S. E. Tweed, liniment, 
J. A. Dadmun, supplies, 
Concord Gas Co., coke, . 
Kimball & Danforth, lumber and labor, 
Thomas Woodward, labor, &c., 

E. A. Miller & Son, lumber and labor, 
Munns & Page, labor and supplies, 
Frank R. Hazelton, grenades, . 
Ordway & Ferrin, labor, . 

F. H. Odeon & Co., cannel coal, 

W. D. Thompson, hardware and tools, 

C. H. Martin & Co., supplies, 

Stevens & Duncklee, labor and supplies, 

H. Thompson, brooms, 

Fred Reed & Co., supplies, 

J. F. Hoit, spiced food, . 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, 

Silsby & Son, supplies, . 

Ford & Kimball, castings. 



$4.20 

91.50 

7..")0 

4.00 

62.10 

3.00 

20.36 

34.35 

431.19 

8.55 

1 .35 

1.87 

44.68 

7.25 

10.00 

35.38 

145.65 

53.33 

220.81 
17.50 

5.45 

11.00 

105.45 

4.04 
29.07 
44.46 

7.50 
21.20 
15.95 
58.22 
46.77 
68.19 

1.75 

2.50 
19.75 
63.80 

2.65 

2.02 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



51 



JScribnei' & Blood, supplies, 
Connell & Savory, glass and setting, 
Glennon & Brown, use of horses, 
Brown & Abbott, use of horses, 
Lowell Eastman, window glass. 
Concord Gas Co., gas, 
Morrill Bros , supplies, 
Geo. Goodhue, supplies, . 

Fire Alarm. 

Eben F. Richardson, superintendent, 

Edwin Rogers, supplies, . 

Hugh Tallant, poles, 

Clapp & Co., supplies, 

J. H. Sanders, labor, 

J. A. Dadmun, supplies, . 

W. D. Thompson, hardware, 

W. M. Darrah, roofing, . 

W. S. Davis & Son, blacksmithing, 

Good- Will Hose. 

C. W. Wilcox, use of horse, 
Wm. R. Carter, steward, 
Myron Chesley, steward, 

D. B. Newhall, brooms and mops, . 
Underbill & Kittredge, supplies, 
John Potter, wood, 

W. S. Davis & Son, work and supplies. 

Concord Water-Works, water, 

J. D. Johnson & Co., labor and supplies, 

Concord Gas Co., gas, 

Pay-rolls, . , . . . 

Alert Hose. 

Chas. C. Hill, use of horse, 

S. Seavey estate, rent of stable, 

Fred Earle, steward, 

J. F. Scott, labor, . 

D. B. Newhall, brooms and mops, 

Underbill & Kittredge, supplies, 



$8.07 
1.00 

17.00 

21.00. 

12.15 

279.18 

1.75 

3.08 



$200.00 
171.19 
30.00 
69.59 
9.13 
11.55 
50.00 
10.38 
57.61 



$100.00 

17.00 

16.50 

4.00 

6.00 

18.00 

20.00 

10.00 

15.00 

39.16 

486.00 

$25.00 

60.00 

33.00 

7.14 

4.00 

6.00 



t, 068. 52 



$609.45 



$731.66 



52 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



John Potter, wood, . 


$18.2;> 




W. S. Davis & Son, labor and suppl 


ies, . 24.36 




Concord Water-Works, water, 


10.00 




J. D. Johnson & Son, labor and supplies, 20.00 




Concord Gas Co., gas. 


27.94 




Pay-rolls, .... 


486.00 


$721.69 


Eagle Hose. 




Eagle Hose, cash paid out for painti 


ng, . $13.00 




Pay-rolls, .... 


. 580.80 


$593.80 






Board of Engineers. 






Pay-rolls, .... 


. 


$541.00 


Kearsarge Steamer, 






N. G. Danforth, sawing wood, 


$1.69 




W. H. Henay, painting, . 


40.25 




Pay-rolls, . - . . 


. 735.49 


$777.43 


Gov. Hill Steamer. 




C. H. Sanders, steward • 


. $25.00 




N. G. Danforth, sawing wood. 


1.69 




Andrew S. Jackson, section pipe. 


39.40 


$66.09 






Pioneer Steamer. 






E. E. Rolfe, steward, 


. $30.00 




W. W. Allen, supplies, . 


46.65 




C. C. Beau, use of horses. 


50.00 




C. C. Bean, coal. 


52.12 




N. S. Gale & Co., supplies, 


7.14 




W. W. Allen, supplies, . 


1.40 




Pay-rolls, .... 


. 506.00 








$693.31 






Hook 4t Ladder Co. 






Pay-rolls, ..... 


. 


$806.00 


Old Fort Hand Engine Co. 






Samuel P^astnian, water, . 


$5.00 




J. E. Frye, supplies. 


12.65 




C. C. Chesley, steward, . 


15.00 




Pay-rolls, .... 


. 246.00 


ft97S Rfi, 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 53 

Cataract Hand Engine Co. 

Abial C. Abbott, steward, . . . $15.00 

Geo. Partridge, supplies, . . . 31.10 

Pay-roll, 246.00 



Firemen's Parade. 

Third Regiment Band, .... $50.00 
Phenix Hotel, collation, .... 67.50 



New Hose. 

James Boyd & Sons, fabric hose, . $1,530.00 

J. H. Lane, expenses, .... 12.70 



$292.10 



$117.50 



$1,542.70 
512,739.90 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation for 1885, . . . $21,000.00 

Received from E. H. Woodman, Commis- 
sioner of Highways, account of con- 
crete, etc., ..... 1,580.65 

Received from street sprinkling subscrip- 
tion, 825.00 

Brought from transfer account, . . 875.86 

$24,281.51 

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. 

General Repairs. 

Labor pay-rolls, ..... $6,092.25 
James H. Rowell, services, self and team, 1,138.00 

Batchelder & Co., grain, . . . 444.28 

Batchelder & Co., oil, etc., . . . 4.35 

Horace Hammond, services, . . . 230.00 

Dumore & Hanchay, blacksmithing, . 2.65 

G. A. Dumore, " . . 33.44 

F. J. Fellows, " . . 3.65 



54 



CITY OF CONCORD 



W. S. Davis & Son, blacksmithing, 

S. M. Cbesley, 

J. E. McShane, 

Thompson & Bethune, hardware, . 

W. D. Thompson, " 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 

J. F. Cotton, hay, 

Geo. L. Theobald, hay, . 

Wood worth, Dow & Co., cement, . 

H. W. Clapp & Co., castings. 

Concord Water- Works, water for troughs, 

E. H. Randall, labor, . 

Walter F. Hoyt, whiffletrees, 

W. O. Noyes, stone-pickers, 

S. M. Corliss, repairs, . 

A. B. Hall, labor, . 

Morrill & Danforth, insurance on store-h 

E. M. Simpson, gravel bank, . 

Rowell »& Co., 609 loads gravel, 

Frank Adams, 323 " 

G.W.Chesley, 271 

Jeremiah Whitney, gravel bank, 

Geo. Tyler, road-machine points, . 

S. C. Jenness, watering-trough. 

Globe Horse-shoeing Co., blacksmithing 

Holt Bros., labor, . 

W. P. Ford & Co., castings, 

Ford & Kimball, " 

Samuel Holt, brick, 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, 

H. C. Robinson, teamster, 

Ordway & Ferrin, mason work, 

J. A. Dadmun, repairs, 

J. H. Rowell, cash paid out, 

John Whitaker, lumber. 

Bridges and Culverts. 

Labor pay-rolls, .... 
Mary Adams, lighting Free bridge, 



Si 9. 
19. 
13, 
48, 
90, 

2(;, 

6,"). 

7. 
140 
140 

1 

b 

4 

5 

18. 

!, 18 

20 

60 

32 

27 

25 

8 

3 

4 

6, 

33 

4 

29 

1 

20 

1 

2 

2 

16 



$268, 
52, 



50 
98 
00 
25 

76 

70 
47 
11 
75 
,00 
,00 
00 
,00 
,00 
,00 
00 
00 
,00 
,90 
.30 
.10 
.00 
.00 
.00 
,17 
00 
.81 
,02 
,90 
,50 
,00 
,93 
,95 
,84 
,50 



32 
00 



88,877.06 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



55 



E. A. F. Haramond, lighting lower bridge, 

Horace Hammond, services, . 

G. W. Chesley, lumber, 

H. ^y. Brickett, oil for lights, 

C. R. Schoolcraft & Co., oil for lights, 

G. W. Mnusey, lumber, 

I. P. Kerapton, building culvert, 

Rowell & Co., concreting bridges, . 

Fences and Signs. 

Labor pay-rolls, .... 
A, P. Fitch, brimstone, . 
Geo. Prescott, painting signs, 

Macadamizing. 

Labor pay-rolls, .... 

Horace Hammond, labor, 

G. T. Coniins, wood, 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, . 

Concord AVater- Works, water, 

W. S. Davis &, Son, blacksmithing, 

Arthur Henry, testing boiler, 

Farrell Foundrv Co., castings, 

S. C. Forsaith & Co., new grates, . 

Concord Railroad, freight, 

A. C. Abbott, blacksmithing, 

G. A. Dumore, "■ 

Morrill & Danforth, insurance, 

M. H. Bradley, rent of land, . 

W. D. Thompson, hardware, . 

Geo. Tyler, castings, 

Scribner & Britton, repairs, . 

Donegan & Davis, stone chips, 

N. P. Stevens, machine work, 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 

J. J. Wyman, lubricants, 

Stevens & Duncklee, repairs smokestack, 

C. H. Martin & Co., oil, etc., 



$54.70 

22.00 

250.49 

1.G7 

1.88 

10.68 

35.00 

143.25 



^2.25 

.96 

7.95 



,866.39 

64.00 

15.00 

112.00 

6.00 

32.69 

3.00 

29.15 

24.25 

5.43 

1.20 

15.07 

30.00 

60.00 

11.19 

8.00 

1.72 

15.75 

8.92 

3.55 

13.20 

58.78 

6.65 



6839.99 



S11.16 



S2,391.94 



56 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Sidewalks and Crossings, 

Labor pay-rolls, $348.62 

William Shackford, gravel, . . . 3. GO 

Batchelder & Co., salt for ice, . . 1.10 

E. H. Woodman, 110 ft. edgestone, . 33.00 

Rowell & Co., concrete patching, . . 80.00 

Rowell & Co., concrete crossings, . . 310.73 

E. E. Hodgman, edgestone, . . . 22.60 

B. F,. Badger, snrve^'iug, . . . 42.61 

Henry C. Robinson, teamster, . . 40.00 

Horace Hammond, labor, . . . 18.00 

Rowell & Co., concrete sidewalks, . . 2,735.39 

M. H. Johnson, edgestone and flagging, 568.57 

Cleaning and Sprinkling Streets. 

Labor pay-rolls, $1,429.89 

H. C. Robinson, teamster, . . . 440.00 
E. F. Paige & Co., brooms, . . . 4.00 
W. S. Davis & Son, repairs sprinkler, . 42.69 
Abbot-Downing Co., repairs sweeper, . 36.00 
Horace Hammond, labor, . . . 18.00 
City Water- Works, water for sprinklers, 400.00 
Stevens & Duncklee, repairs sprinklers, . 4.95 
H. M. Cook, collecting sprinkling sub- 
scriptions, ..... 50.00 



Breaking Boads. 




Labor pay-roll, 


. $1,126.82 


H. C. Robinson, teamster, 


100.00 


Horace Hammond, labor, 


82.00 


G. B. Little, pay-roll, . 


20.00 


A. S. Smith, pay-roll, 


7.80 



t,204.22 



,425.53 



$1,336.62 



BOROUGH DISTRICT. 

Geo. F. Sanborn in charge. 

G. F. Sanborn, pay-rolls, . . . $228.25 

Penacook precinct, lighting borough bridge, 25.25 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 57 

Holmes & Hathorne, building abutment, $180.00 

" extra work, . . 20.00 

John "Whitaker, lumber, . . . 3.95 

$457.45 



EAST CONCORD RIVER DISTRICT. 

JosiAH S. Locke in charge. 

Josiah S. Locke, labor pa3'-rolls, .... $33.86 

EAST CONCORD VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

Andrew S. Farnum in charge. 

Andrew S. Farnum, pay-rolls, . . $361.86 
J. E. Plummer, watering-trough, 1883, 

1884, 1885, .... 9.00 

C. C. Graham, watering-trough, . . 3.00 



J3.86 



EAST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

Simeon Farnum in charge. 

Simeon Farnum, labor pay-rolls, .... $146.00 

HORSE HILL DISTRICT. 

Robert B. Hoit in charge. 

Robert B. Hoit, labor pay-rolls, . . $116.17 
G. I. Colby, watering-trough, . . 3.00 



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HOT HOLE POND DISTRICT. 

Lyman A. Hall in charge. 
Lyman A. Hall, labor pay-rolls, .... $22.08 



58 CITY OF CONCORD. 

LITTLE POND ROAD DISTRICT. 

Lowell Brown in charge. 
Lowell Brown, labor pav-roUs, .... $29.75 

LONG POND NORTH DISTRICT. 

David W. Hobbs in charge. 
David W. Hobbs, labor pay-rolls, .... $93.45 

MAST YARD DISTRICT. 

Andrew P. Bennett in charge. 



Andrew P. Bennett, labor pay-rolls, . $51.57 
W. D. Perkins, watering-trough, . . 3.00 



$54.57 



MOUNTAIN DISTRICT. 

Hugh Tallant in charge 

Hugh Tallant, labor pay-rolls, .... $123.16 

NORTH CONCORD DISTRICT. 

Geo. F. Hayward in charge. 

Geo. F. Hayward, labor pay-rolls, . $87.37 

Geo. Graham, Inmber, . . . . 6.30 

$93.67 

NUMBER FOUR DISTRICT. 

Frank E. Dimond in charge. 

Frank E. Dimond, labor pay-rolls, .... $115.20 

NUMBER FIVE DISTRICT. 

Frank A. Emerson in charge. 

Fi'ank A. Emerson, labor pay-rolls, . . . $98.38 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



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PENACOOK DISTRICT. 

Charles C. Bean in charge. 

E. F. Beau, teainiug, . , . . $11.15 
Penacook Precinct, lighting bridge, . 25.25 

F. G. Chandler, breaking roads, . . 4.50 
J. W. J. Weir, labor, .... 3.75 
N. S. Gale & Co., hardware, . . . 2.70 
Humphrey, Dodge & fSmith, sewer pipe, 18.72 

'• " wheelbarrows, 4.00 

W. D. Thompson, sewer pipe, . . 59.11 

G. F. Sanborn, drawing stone, . . 10.50 
Ford & Kimball, posts for fence, . . 15.00 
John Whitaker, lumber, . . . 57.10 
Charles C. Bean, labor pay-rolls, . . 911.94 



SI, 123. 72 



PENACOOK INTERVALE DISTRICT. 

J. T. GiLMAN in charge. 
A. J. Smith, watering-trough, 1884, 1885, . . S6.00 



POTTER STREET DISTRICT. 

Henry H. Potter in charge. 



J. T. Tenuey, watering-trough, 
H. H. Potter, labor pay-rolls, . 
J. T. Batchelder, services, 



$3.00 

143.86 

10.95 



$157.81 



SANBORN DISTRICT. 

Moses C. Sanborn in charge. 
Moses C. Sanborn, labor pay-rolls, . 



^5.00 



SNAPTOWN DISTRICT. 

John W. Bourlet in charge. 

John W. Bourlet, labor pay-rolls, . 



$36.97 



60 CITY OF CONCORD. 

VIRGIN DISTRICT. 

Frank P. Batchelder in charge. 
Frank P. Batchelder, labor pay-rolls, . . . $55.00 

"WEST CONCORD VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

H. H, Farnum in charge. 

H. H. Farnum, labor pay-rolls, . . $618.93 

Merrill Dyer, labor on stone wall, . . 215.66 

$834.59 



WEST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

Edwin S Carpenter in charge. 
Edwin S. Carpenter, labor pay-roll, . . . $215.30 



Total highway expense, .... $24,281.51 



INCIDENTALS. 

Appropriation for 1885, . . . $5,000.00 

" rent of Eagle Hall, . 200.00 

" drinking fountains, . 150.00 

Received of Merrimack county, . . 12.50 

J. F. Cotton, account liquor receipts, 209.26 
J. Irving Hoyt, " " 145.10 

G. & H. Partridge, rent of pasture, 40.00 

R. P. Sanborn, rents, &c., . . 41.00 

B. T. Putney, for lumber, . . 11.00 

E. H. Runnels, for grass on play-ground, 20.00 

$5,828.86 
Surplus carried to transfer account, . 2.712.19 



;,116.67 



Paid as follows : 
R. P. Sanborn, city messenger, . . $205.14 

Lowell Eastman, supplies, . . . 9.65 



INCIDENTALS. 



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H. L. French, supplies, . . . $3.00 

Moi'rill & Danforth, insurance, . . 80.00 

Staniels, Allison & Co., insurance, . 29.00 

George F. Whittredge, bal. of rent on lease, 10.00 

New England Telephone Co., . . 198.00 

J. A. Cochran, registrar, . . . 101.70 

E. F. Page & Co., brooms, . . . 3.00 

L. D. Brown, balance of rent, . . 60.00 

George Goodhue, supplies, . . . 2,80 

Wm. R. Carter, labor, .... 10.00 

W. A. Greenough & Co., directories, . 60.00 

J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, . . 37.26 

L. C. Hutchinson, damage to horse, . 35.00 

Willis H. Hoyt, damage to team, . 1.00 

H. F. Smart, damage to self and team, . 82.00 
Richard Dolan, personal damage, broken arm, 50.00 

Stephen L. Hanson, damage to team, . 10.00 
C. H. «fe W. W. Critchett, damage to team, 27.00 

Frank Tilton, broken leg, . . . 134.14 

Chas. S. Osgood, damage to team, . 10.00 

Johanna Lee, bi'oken ankle, . . . 40.00 

L, Jackman & Co., rent and heat, . 100.00 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . . 132.66 

Thos. M. Lang, 2d, cash paid out, . 56.73 

H. H. Amsden & Sons, supplies, . . 4.75 

Clapp & Co., supplies, . . . 13.50 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, supplies, . 2.75 

" flags, . 28.00 

Concord Water- Works, . . . 45.33 

Patrick Collins, broken arm, . . 75.00 

E. H. Runnels, work on play-ground, . 18.00 
L. Jackman & Co., insurance, . . 3.00 
A. W. Silsby, insolvency fees, . . 5.00 
Geo. A. Foster, livery, . . . 12.00 
Frank R. Bennett & Co., livery, . . 5.00 

F. E. Stewart, livery, .... 10.00 
Dodge & Bickford, livery, . . . 15.00 
Glennon & Brown, livery, . . . 5.00 
Horace Thompson, land damages, . . 191.33 



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Henry F. Jenks. di'inking-fountain, . $99.50 

E. H. Randall, setting fonntain, • . 46.13 

Stevens & Duncklee, su[)plies, . . 10.35 

Robertson, Rowell & Co., coal, . . 75.00 

Foss & Merrill, surveying, . . . 36.50 

Dr. A. E. Emery, vaccination bills, . 25.50 

Dr. George Cook, '' -' . 15.00 

R. A. Ray, work in city clerk's office, . 24.00 

• J. L. Mason, appraising damages, . 10.00 

Dr. S. D. Marden, professional services, 59.50 

Ringing bells July 4th, pay-roll, . . 8.00 

Tolling bells, death of Grant, pay-roll, . 5.00 

" " Hendricks, pay-roll, 5.00 

Thos. Woodward, fixing flag-staff, . 5.75 

J. C. Stevens, tree protectors, . , 62.00 

Ordway & Ferrin, cementing cellar, . 118.00 

J. A. Cochran, coronor's fees, . . 5.00 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, .... 62.75 

Owen Twomey, land damages, . . 1.50 

John Chadwick, use of telephone, . . 20.00 

Rosette Bush way, personal injuries, . 15.00 

Dr. A. E. Emery, health officers' fees, . 8.00 

John Connell, " " . 35.00 

Joseph Stickney, rent Eagle Hall, . 200.00 

Isaac N. Abbott, for Millville Cemetery, 22.04 
Woodman & Robinson, rent mayor's office 

and telephone, .... 61.25 

E. H Woodman, postage and stationery, 21.41 

E. B. Hutchinson, supplies, . . . 2.75 

Woodworth, Dow & Co , supplies, . 7.00 
Physicians' pay-roll for returns of births and 

deaths 132.00 

Richard H. Ayer, care Board Trade clock, 50.00 



S3, 116.67 



POLICE AND WATCH. 



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POLICE AND WATCH. 

Approprialion for 1885, . . . $5,000.00 

Received of S. Dana, police justice, . 778.07 

" B. E. Badger, special justice, 20.00 



$5,798.07 
410.56 



Surplus carried to transfer account. 

Paid as follows : 

John Connell, salary, .... $900.00 

Jas. E. Rand, salary, police, . . . 800.00 

Charles H. Jones, " ... 800.00 

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

Sylvester Dana, police justice, . . 600.00 

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

George W. Corey, assistant city marshal, 29.17 
Chas. H Green, '' "• 

eleven months, .... 320.87 

Charles H. Green, sundry expenses, . 32.69 

Frank I,v. Jones, rent, .... 200.00 
John Chadwick, rent assistant marshal's 

office, 27.00 

Geo. W. Abbott, rent assistant marshal's 

office, 12.50 

Pay-roll, special police, .... 257.00 

Wm. R. Green, police service, . . 48.40 

O. F. Richardson, 36.00 

Penacook precinct, light for Penacook lobby, 25.00 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . . 55.22 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, .... 84.67 

Concord Water- Works, . . . . 6.00 

Norris A. Duncklee, livery, . . . 1.50 

Geo. A. Brown, '•'•... 1.75 

Dodge & Bickford, " . . . 47.15 

Eli Hanson, police services, . . . 7.00 

J. E. McShane, supplies, . . . 4.00 

Batchelder & Co., supplies, . . . 15.96 

G. H. Dimond, police service, . . 24.30 



&5,387.5L 



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John E. Tucker, police service, 
Jolm Counell, ciish paid out, . 
H. E. Chamberlain, police service, 
C. C. Bean, supplies, 
Stevens & Duucklee, 



$8.60 

16.72 

5.20 

9.00 

11.81 



65,387.51 



COMMITTEE SERVICE. 



Appropriation for 1885, . . . $1,150.00 

Surplus carried to transfer account, . . 10.00 



Paid as follows : 










Henry F. Brown, alderman, . . . $60.00 


Chas. H. Sanborn, 








60.00 


Chandler Eastman, 








60.00 


John C. Thorn, 








60.00 


Richard M. Ordway, 








60.00 


Frank L. Sanders, 








60.00 


Albert B. Wood worth. 








60.00 


Irvin S. Ring, 








75.00 


Gardner B. Emmons, 








75.00 


Joseph H. Lane, 








60.00 


Leland A. Smith, 








60.00 


Daniel B. Smith, 








60.00 


David F. Dudley, councilman 






30.00 


Samuel L. French, 








30.00 


Oilman H. Dimond, 








30.00 


James F. Rooney, 








30.00 


William H. Kenuey, 








30.00 


James K. Kennedy, 








30.00 


Freeborn S. Abbott, 








45.00 


Warren H. Corning, 








30.00 


Horace S. Fairbanks, 








30.00 


Hirara 0. Marsh, 








30.00 


Frank J. Batchelder, 








45.00 


George H. Mills, 








30.00 



$1,140.00 



$1,140.00 



SALARIES. 



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SALARIES. 

Appropriation for 1885, . . . $6,000.00 

Surplus carried to transfer account, . 301.43 

Paid as follows : 

E. H. Woodman, salary as mayor, . $500.00 

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

Joseph A. Cochran, city clerk, . . 800.00 

William F. Thayer, treasurer, . . 250.00 

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

Abial Rolfe, assessor Ward 1, . 243.00 

John G. Tallant, " " 2, . 3.00 

John Potter, " " 2, . 114.00 

Timothy Carter, " "3, . 111.00 

Gilbert H. Seavey, " " 4, . 256.50 

Curtis White, " " 5, . 165.00 

Geo. S. Dennett, " " 6, . 186.00 

Joua. B. Weeks, " " 7, . 195.00 

Chas. T. Huntoon, collector of taxes, . 22.50 

Thos. M. Lang, 2d, " " . 975.24 

J. F. Cotton, liquor agent 8 months, . 266.66 

J. I. Hoyt, " 1 year, . 150.00 

J. A. Cochran, overseer of poor, Central, 150.00 

Henry F.Brown, " Ward 1, 25.00 

Chas. H. Sanborn, " " 2, 10.00 

Board of Education, Union District, . 225.00 

" District No. 3, . 18.00 

" " " 12, . 18.00 

" " " 20, . 27.00 

Abial Rolfe, supt. school com. 6 mos., . 28.33 

W. W. Flint, " " . 56.67 

Geo. H. Curtis, " " . 56.67 

Selectmen's pay-roll, 7 Wards, . . 105.00 

Ward-clerks' " " . . 70.00 

Moderators' " " . . 21.00 



$5,698.57 



$5,698.57 



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CITY OF CONCOKD. 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 



Appropruitiou for 1885, 


$1,500.00 


Surplus carried to transfer acc't, 


269.03 


Paid as follows : 




Pearson & Pattee, 


$G.00 


Crawford & Stockbridge, 


36.75 


Republican Press Ass'n, 


942.00 


Frank J. Batchelder, 


142.92 


N. H. Democratic Press Co., . 


21.50 


G. H. H. Silsby & Son, 


81.80 







$1,230.97 



$1,230.97 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 



Appropriation for 1885, 
Surplus carried to transfer acc't, 

Paid as follows : 
Robert A. Ray, solicitor, . 
Henry W. Stevens, " 
A. J. Shurtleff, 
W. L. Foster, Kelley case, 



$500.00 
128.60 



$24.00 

300.00 

6.40 

41.00 



;71.40 



71.40 



SCHOOLS. 

Unexpended balance of 1884, . . $2,244.41 

Appropriation for 1885, . . . 22,225.00 

Walker fund interest, .... 60.00 

Additional in Union District, . . 5,986.00 

" " (text-books), 1,200.00 

" district No. 3, . . 680.00 

" " 6, . • . 50.00 

" •' 7, . . 50.00 



SCHOOL-HOUSE TAXES. 



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Additional in district No. 20, 


$550.00 


Literary fund, 


. 


1,568.92 

^^'l fill ^^ 




^0^,Ui^.OO 


Balance due school-districts 


1 • • • 


2,880.64 




$31,733.69 


Paid as follows : 






Willis H. Hoit, district No. 1, 


$107.80 


Edward Runals, " 


1, . 


60.00 


Frank P. Davis, 


2, . 


127.35 


Fred A. Eastman, " 


3, . 


385.37 


Geo. R. Parraenter, " 


3, . 


1,000.00 


Frank H. Currier, " 


4, . 


17.50 


Joseph A. Cooper, " 


4, . 


79.45 


Benj. F. Griffin, " 


6, . 


134.85 


Alfred Clark, 


7, 


95.00 


George W. Cbesley, " 


8, . 


188.50 


Union school-district, 9, 10, 


and 11, 


25,929.00 


Elbridge Emery, district No. 


12, . 


555.25 


Albert Stevens, " 


13, . 


40.65 


John B. Sanborn, " 


13, . 


185.17 


Harrison S. Sargent, " 


14, . 


92.00 


John T. Tenuey, " 


15, . 


42.30 


Isaac F. Potter, " 


15, . 


89.10 


Hiram N. Curtice, " 


16, . 


142.00 


Chas. W. Brown, " 


18, . 


294.95 


Wm. W. Allen, 


20, . 


835.25 


Geo W. Abbott, " 


20, . 


1,150.00 


Otis Prescott, " 


22, . 


94.25 


Jeremiah B. Ellis, " 


23, . 


45.00 


E. A. Boutwell, 




42.95 







SCHOOL-HOUSE TAXES. 

Appropriation for repairs. Union district, $4,000.00 
" " Dist. No. 12, . 50.00 

" " " 13, . 100.00 

" " " 18, . 100.00 



$4,250.00 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



Paid as follows : 
Louis J. Rnndlett, 
Elbridge Emery, 
Charles W. Brown, 
David A. Morrill, . 



1,000.00 

50.00 

100.00 

100.00 



$4,250.00 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation for 1885, ..... 

Paid as follows : 

Board of Trade Building, rent, . . $400.00 

D. F. Secomb, labor on catalogue, . . 80.00 

W. P. Fiske, cash paid for insurance, . 62.50 

W. L. Foster, books, . . . . 2.25 

George E. Jenks, books, . . . 1.50 

Ira C. Evans, printing, .... 340.50 

B. H. Couch, labor, .... 6.05 
Charles S. Hurlburt, books, . . . 3.25 
Lowell Eastman, supplies, ... .75 
Carroll W. Clark, books, . . . 13.96 
D. F. Secomb, cash paid out, . . 2.43 
J. B. Sanborn, books, . . . . 12.37 
D. L. Guernsey, books, &c., . . . 38.42 
James E. Abbe, books, .... 13.00 
Cupples, Upham & Co., books, . . 12.90 
George Prescott, lettering, . . . 1.85 
Scribuer & Welford, books, . . . 28.26 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., . . . 27.13 
J. H. Chase, supplies, . . . 1.75 
S. E. Cassino & Co., books, . . . 28.00 
Republican Press Association, magazines, 21.51 

C. F. Batchelder, magazines, . . . 6.00 

C. R. Corning, books, .... 6.37 
G. H. H. Silsby & Son, printing and bind- 
ing, 183.23 

D. F. Secomb, salary 600.00 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . . . 89.10 



$2,000.00 



CONCOBD HOSPITAL. 



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J. W. Lewis & Co., book, 

W. P. Fiske, table and postage, 



612.50 
4.42 



PENACOOK PARK. 



Appropriation for 1885, . 

Surplus carried to transfer account, . 

Paid as follows : 
John Whitaker, lumber, . 
O. F. Richardson, labor pay-roll, 
Eastman & Co., supplies, 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, supplies. 
Concord Manufacturing Co., supplies, 
Frank Coflan, labor, 
William A. Martin, labor, 
J. M. Crossman, labor, 
O. F. Richardson, superintendent's salary. 



S250.00 
37.99 



^7.20 
79.20 

3.56 
15.90 

1.00 
29.50 
12.00 

3.65 
50.00 



DECORATION DAY. 

Appropriation for 1885, .... 



Paid as follows : 
E. E. Sturtevant Post, G. A. R., 
W. I. Brown Post, G. A. R., . 
Davis Post, G. A, R., 



$130.00 
50.00 
20.00 



$2,000.00 



$212.01 



$212.01 



$200.00 



$200.00 



BEDS AT CONCORD HOSPITAL. 

Appropriation for 1885, $900.00 



Paid as follows : 
W. F. Thayer, treasurer Concord Hospital, 



$900.00 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



EAST CONCORD RESERVOIR. 



Appropriation for 1885, .... $150.00 

Deficiency brouglit from transfer account, . 49.53 

Paid as follows : 

Shadrach M. Cate, bricks, . . . $43.33 

Ordway & Ferrin, mason work, . . . 128.81 

Charles Welch, labor, .... 12.32 

D. L. Harden, labor, .... 4.50 

S. L. French, labor and cash paid out, . 10.57 



$199.53 



$199.53 



RECEIVING TOMB. 



Appropriation for 1885, . 
Additional, special appropriation. 



$1,000.00 
2,000.00 



Paid as follows : 
Donegan & Davis, stone work, . . $ 

Ford & Kimball, iron girders, . 
Ordway & Ferrin, mason work, 
Geo. L. Damon & Co., iron work, . 
Peter Webster, work on roof, . 
Dow & Wheeler, architect and expenses, 
George L. Lovejoy, cash paid out, . 
Pay-rolls for grading, .... 
Jas. H. Chase, treasurer cemetery committee. 



-$3,000.00 



,845.00 

251.21 

359.03 

120.00 

36.01 

96.35 

6.50 

250.50 

35.40 



-$3,000.00 



NEW ROOFING LOWER BRIDGE. 



Appropriation for 1885, 

Surplus carried to transfer account. 

Paid as follows : 
W. M. Darrah, as per contract, 



$700.00 
50.00 



$650.00 
$650.00 



PKECINCT. 



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PRECINCT. 



Balance appropriatiou 1884, 



SI, 529. 25 



Appropr 



iation for int. on state-house loan, 2,490.00 



lighting streets, . 3,200.00 

water for hydrants, . 4,040.00 

int. on sewer loan, . 750.00 

sewers, . . . 1,500.00 

'' (special), . 2,000.00 

Balance precinct fund, unexpended, 

Lighting Streets. 

Paid Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . $3,200.29 

Nathaniel Tufts, supplies, . . 9.20 

Willis D. Thompson, . . . 10.50 

Will Rowell, extra labor, . . 32.00 

Hydrants. 

Paid City Water- Works, ..... 

Interest. 

Paid interest on sewer notes, 

" State-house loan, 

Sewers. 

Paid Foss & Merrill, surveying, . 
Clapp & Co., castings, 
E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, . 
M. Wolff, rubber mittens, . 
Woodworth, Dow & Co., cement, 
J. W. Edgerly, sewer-pipe, 
Ordway & Ferrin, mason work, 
Samuel Holt, brick, 
Frank Coffin, cement, . 
W. D. Thompson, hardware, 
E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, . 
J. C. Thorn, rubber boots, . 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 



$15,509.25 
2,220.90 

[3,288.35 



$800.00 
2,502.00 



$29.00 

23.16 

1.25 

2.70 

61.50 

17.09 

305.25 

384.00 

114.00 

9.44 

67.51 

6.25 

5.50 



$3,251.99 
$4,040.00 

$3,302.00 



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Paid G. L. Theobald, sand, 
L. R. P^ellows & Son, 
E. A. Gushing, trucking, 
A. C. & M. C. Sanborn, powder, 
Wood worth, Dow & Co., cement, 
W. D. Thompson, sewer-pipe, 
S. M. Chesley, blacksmithing, 
Samuel Holt, brick. 
Labor pay-roll, . . . . 



$8.25 
75.37 
16.30 
6.G8 
17.60 

532.97 
29.03 
23.40 

958.11 



$2,694.36 



LIGHTING STREETS— PENACOOK. 



Appropriation 1885, 
Paid John C. Linehan, 



$500.00 



$500.00 



RECAPITULATION. 



State tax, . 

County tax, 

Interest, 

Paupers, 

Fire department. 

New hose, . 

Highways, . 

Incidentals, 

Police and watch. 

Committee service. 

Salaries, 

Printing and stationery. 

Professional services. 

Schools, 

School-house taxes. 

Public library, 

Penacook Park, . 

Decoration day, . 

Beds at Concord Hospital, 



$25,372.00 

24,549.79 

7,997.50 

1,811.59 

11,192.14 

1,547.26 

24,281.51 

3,116.67 

5,387.51 

1,140.00 

5,698.57 

1,230.97 

371.40 

31,733.69 

4,250.00 

2,000.00 

212.01 

200.00 

900.00 



TRANSFER ACCOUNT. 



73 



East Concord Reservoir, 
Receiving tomb, 
Roofing lower bridge, 
Precinct, including sewers, 
Lighting streets — Ward 1, 

General running expenses, 1885, 



$199.53 

3,000.00 

650.00 

13,288.35 

500.00 



$170,630.49 



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 city ordinance, to meet deficien- 
cies by transfer to other appropriations. 



Dr. 

For balance brought from transfer acc't of 1884, 

To amount brought from incidentals, 

" " police and watch, 

" " committee service, 

'• " salaries, . 

" '' printing and stationery, 

" " professional services, 

" '• Penacook Park, 

" " roofing lower bridge, 

" " White street improvement, 

Cr. 

By am't carried to pauper account, . $298.59 

" " fire department, . 2.31 

" " highways, . 875.86 

" " East Concord reservoir, 49.53 

Balance carried to transfer account, 1886, 3,590.73 



$297.22 

2,712.19 

410.56 

10.00 

301.43 

269.03 

128.60 

37.99 

50.00 

600.00 

$4,817.02 



1,817.02 



74 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



STONE QUARRIES. 



Received of Putney & Nutting, 
J. J. Collins, 
" Kelleiier & Casey, 

" Geo. W. Waters, 

" Gray & Martin, 



$59.79 

7.50 

5.00 

25.00 

28.38 



[25.67 



DOC TAX. 



Amount of dog tax, 1885, 


$286.00 


Balance from 1884, 


54.00 


Paid John B. Sanborn, sheep killed, 


$15.00 


R. B. Hoit, " 


3.50 


James Locke, " 


4.00 


Simeon Farnum, " 


8.00 


James Locke, " 


4.00 


Balance carried to school fund, 1886, 


305.50 







$340.00 



$340.00 



BOUNTIES. 

Paid sundry persons, account of woodchucks and 
grasshoppers, . . . . . . 

Received from state of New Hampshire, . 



$64.25 
64.25 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 75 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

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-eight thousand two hun- 
dred and sixty-six dollars and twelve cents ($28,266.12). 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
LELAND A. SMITH, 
JAMES F. ROONEY, 
GEORGE H. MILLS, 

Committee on Finance. 



DEPARTMENT REPORTS. 



ANISTUAL REPORT 



THE WATER COMMISSIONERS 



To the City Council : 

The Board of Water Commissioners submit their fourteenth 
Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 1885 : 



RECEIPTS. 

For water rates, including the amount 
received from the city precinct for 
hydrants, .... $30,032.87 

extra from delinquents, . . . 26.66 

use of meters, .... 28.66 

rent of Cooledge house, . . . 100.00 

rent of Cooledge lot, . . . 10.00 

rent of stable at dam, . . . 40.00 

pipe sold, . . , . . 23.28 

Deduct abatements, ...... 



),261.47 
38.93 



$30,222.54 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid V. C. Hastings, superintendent, 
Edwin Byrnes, labor, 
Nathaniel White, Jr., rent, 
Geo. H. H. Silsby & Son, printing, 
Ira C. Evans, printing, . 
Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . 
Ranlet & Marsh, coal, 
Robertson & Rowell, wood and coal, 



$1,200.00 
600.00 
300.00 
31.30 
22.70 
16.28 
30.00 
34.50 



80 



CITY or CONCORD. 



Paid Telephone exchange, . . . $108.00 

Pay-roll, labor, . . . . 380.57 

O. F. Richardson, labor, . . 39.40 

George Woodman & Co., pipe, . 208.20 

Boston Lead Co., lead pipe, . . 40.84 

Peck Brothers & Co., brass goods, . 61.84 

Braman, Dow & Co., valves, . . 37.18 

Walworth Mfg. Co., gate, . . 12.59 

Peet Valve Co., valve, . . . 3.75 

Geo. Goodhue, pipe and fittings, . 32.81 

Sewell & Day, .... 13.36 

E. A. Boutwell, chestnut plank, . 25.39 

Rubber Clothing Co., . . . 3.25 

Geo. T. Comins, .... 4.00 

John C. Thorn, rubber boots, . . 5.75 

Clapp & Co., castings, . . . 2.97 

Ford & Kimball, castings, . . 3.39 

H. R. Worthington, meters, . . 42.25 

Concord R. R., freight, . . . 50.07 

Geo. E. Heath, .... 15.00 

A. R. Ayers 3.36 

Batchelder & Co., .... 3.04 

C. H. Martin & Co., oil and lead, . 5.29 

Davis & Farnum Mfg. Co. , iron branch, 5.36 

Woodworth, Dow & Co.. cement, . 25.20 

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

N. P. Stevens, machine work, . 16.58 

E. B. Hanchay, blacksmith work, . 19.41 

Geo. L. Theobald, trucking, . . 10.40 

Stephen Sewall, trucking, . . 4.80 

E. L. Gove, trucking, . . . 9.50 

E. B. Hutchinson, labor and lumber, 18.52 

Connell & Savory, stock and labor, 36.39 

James H. Rowell, repairing walk, . 10.50 

W. D. Thompson, hardware, . . 14.79 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hardware, 14.67 

Incidentals, ..... 47.32 

Bingham & Taylor, gate boxes, . 68.35 

R. D. Wood & Co., pipe. . . 284.01 



CITY WATER-WORKS. 81 

Paid Pattee & Draper, hydrants, . . $190.00 
Goodhue & Bu-nie, .... 2,314.80 
Mary C. Rowell, land damages, . 150.00 

$6,582.68 



Net income for the year, .... $23,639.86 

Add balance on hand at the close of the year 

1884, as per last report, page 7, . . . $1,052.72 



Deduct amount required to pay the inter- 
est on the Water-Works bonds, viz., 
$350,000 ® 6 %, . . . . $21,000.00 
43,000 ® 4 %, . . . . 1,720.00 



$24,692.58 



$22,720.00 



Leaving a net balance on hand of . . . *$1,972.58 

The expenses are divided as follows : 

For care and maintenance, . . . $2,580.98 

new distribution pipes, . . . 2,951.90 

new service pipes, .... 899.80 

land damages, .... 150.00 

$6,582.68 



EXTENSIONS, IMPROVEMENTS, AND STATISTICS. 

A new 4-inch pipe has been laid from Clinton street through 
Fruit to Pleasant sti'eet, a distance of 2900 feet. A new hydrant 
has been located at the corner of Clinton and Fruit streets, and 
another near the residence of William W. Critchett on Fruit 
street. 

From Warren street, northerly in Giles street, a distance of 
860 feet, a new 4-inch pipe has been laid so that families on Giles 
and the westerly part of School street can be supplied from the 
works instead of from the spring near Little Pond road. A 
new hydrant has been located on Giles, near School street. 

The engineers of the Fire Department have suggested that 
there was not suitable protection to the large number of wood- 

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

6 



82 CITY OF CONCORD. 

en buildings situated east of Main street, between the Eagle 
and tlie Plienix hotels. To increase the water supply in this 
locality, a new 4-inch pipe has been laid from the 6-inch pipe 
south of the Eagle Hotel stable, in rear of the stores, to "Wood- 
ward's avenue, a distance of 355 feet, and two new hydrants 
located thereon. 

DISTRIBUTION PIPE. 

There has been laid during the year, — 

138 feet f-inch pipe. 

350 feet 1-inch pipe. 

4115 feet 4-inch pipe. 

Whole number of feet to the present time, 166,457. 

SERVICE PIPE. 

There have been laid during the year, and connected with the 
main pipe, 43 service pipes, viz., — 
1110 feet f-inch pipe. 
33 feet 2-inch pipe. 

Whole number of service pipes, 1,920. 
Whole number feet, 43,080, equal to 8.16 miles. 

STOP GATES. 

There have been set during the year, — 
14 4-inch gates. 
1 6-iuch gate. 

PUBLIC FIRE HYDRANTS. 

There have been set during the year 5 fire hydrants, viz., — 

1 in rear P^agle hotel. 

1 in rear of Woodward's block. 

1 on Giles street, corner of School street. 

1 on Clinton street, corner of Fruit street. 

1 on Fruit street, near the house of W. W. Critchett. 

Whole number of hydrants, 109. 



CITY WATER-WORKS. 



83 



There have been repah-ed during the year 10 leaks, all on 
the distribution pipes. 

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



January, 


. 


176.50 


July, . 




178.25 


February, 




176.90 


August, . 




177.10 


March, . 




176.70 


September, 




176.60 


April, 




176.10 


October, 




175.60 


May, 




178.70 


November, 




175.20 


June, 




178.60 


December, 




175.40 


The low 


est p 


oint reached wt 


IS November 


1, beins 


r 175.20, 



and the highest was June 6, being 178,75: mean height, 176.80, 
being 1.38 foot lower than during the year 1884. 

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



1873, 




175.86 


1880, . 


175.31 


1874, 




179.50 


1881, . 


174.70 


1875, 




180.00 


1882, . 


179.15 


1876, 




180.28 


1883, . 


176.40 


1877, 




176.46 


1884, . 


178.18 


1878, 




179.50 


1885, . 


176.80 


1879, 




179.74 






Mean 


height for 


thirteen year 


s, 177.84. 





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



For the year ending January 31, 1874, 
For fifteen months ending April 1, 1875, 



$4,431.10 
17,535.00 



84 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



For the year euding April 1, 1870, 

" " " 1877, 

" " " 1878, 

" " - 1879, 

" " '^ 1880, 

" " " 1881, 

For nine months, ending Dec. 31, 1881 

For the year ending Dec. 31, 1882, 

" 1883, 

'' " " 1884, 

" " " 1885, 

Total receipts for thirteen years, 



16,921.24 
19,001.07 
20,763.03 
21,869.86 
22,451.53 
26,744.58 
25,584.01 
27,243.06 
28,255.48 
28,915.65 
30,222.54 

$289,888.15 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN KIMBALL, 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, 

JAMES L. MASON, 

JOSEPH H. ABBOTT, 

SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, 

GEORGE A. YOUNG, 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, ex officio, 

Comm issio ners . 



FIRE-HYDRANTS. 

FIRE-HYDRANTS. 



85 



STREETS. 


LOCATIONS. 


B 


'a 
o 
H 


M in 




\ 




,, 






,, 






I, 






I, 






,, 






,t 






„ 






,, 






it 






i, 






4, 






It 


East side North Main, opposite Pheiiix Hotel building 




l< 






(( 






K 






1, 






I, 






11 






1< 






II 






u 






11 






" 


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


?4 


Turnpike. 








1 


Water. 




1 


Hall. 




1 


State. 








*' " Walker 




ii 






" 


** ** Tremont 




it 






ii 






11 






11 






11 






It 






11 






II 


East side South State, opposite Wall 




11 






II 






u 






11 






l< 






II 




19 






1 


South. 








>Jorth-west corner South and Fulton 




11 






11 






" 


" ** Downing 




It 






II 




8 


Spring. 


South-west corner South Spring and Oak. . 








Bradley. 


** *' *' Perley proposed extension 
East side Bradley, opposite Highland 


3 

1 







86 CITY OF CONCORD . 

FlRE-nYDRAKrS— Continued. 



STREETS. 


LOCATIONS. 


.s 

s 

6 
4 
3 
2 
•2 
2 
1 
1 
t 


"3 


Rumford. 






Korth east corner liumford and Franklin 


3 


Church. 

Franklin. 

Centre. 




1 




1 


"• Centre and North Spring 




,, 




3 


Washington . 








? 


School. 










,, 




3 


Warren. 










„ 






" 


South-west corner Warren and Merrimack 




,, 






,, 




7 


Jackson. 
Pleasant. 




1 
















,, 


ti '« Liberty 


4 


West. 










,, 




S 


Railroad sq. 










Chandler. 
Perley. 
Laurel. 
Thorndike. 
Cross. 
Fayelte. 
Union. 
Allison. 
Fruit. 


South-west corner Railroad square and Hill's avenue 


3 




































? 


Bridge. 
On main line 




1 










(1 


East .side West Concord road, nenr city farm buildings 

East side High street, West Concord, near S. W. Kellom's... . 
'* '* G. E. Holden'a — 

Total 


6 

109 




PRIVATE HYDRANTS. 

Concord Railroad yard, 3 post and 3 flush hydrants 






























W P Ford & Co 's yard 


















Total 


?? 









CITY WATEK-WORKS. 



TABLE — Showing Summar'y of Main and Distribution Pipes 
now laid and in xtse. 



1,950 feet. 

11,681 " 

151 " 

13,381 " 

3,704 " 

4,912 '> 

3,034 " 

8,667 " 

42,308 " 

51,644 " 

13,886 " 

11,139 " 



30-inch main. 




18-inch " 




16-inch " 




14-inch " 




14-inch distribution, 




12-inch 




10-inch 




8-inch 




6-inch " 




4-inch " 




1-inch " 




1-inch " 




Total, 




equal to 31 .52 miles. 


Water is now supplied for the 


2251 families, 


229 bath-tubs, 


764 water-closets, 


472 wash-basins, 


50 urinals, 


641 yard hydrants, 


109 fire hydrants, 


22 private fire hydrants, 


100 heating apparatus, 


4 hotels, 


3 greenhouses, 


9 fountains. 


12 churches. 


7 school-houses, 


1 state-house. 


1 state prison. 


8 livery stables, 


561 horses, 


156 cattle. 


1 Odd Fellows' hall. 


1 Masonic hall. 


6 city buildings, 


82 offices, 


4 banks. 


1 post-office. 





166,457 



following uses : 

107 stores, 

3 railroads, 

1 gas-works, 

25 stationary engines, 

2 book-binderies, 

5 printing establishments, 
1 organ manufactory, 

4 carriage manufactories, 
1 soap manufactory, 

7 public watering-troughs, 

4 photographers, 

3 foundries, 
1 tannery, 

1 bakery, 

5 eating-houses, 

23 mechanics' shops, 
9 barbers' shops, 

12 saloons, 
1 jail, 

4 cemeteries, 

4 street sprinklers, 
3 drinking-fountains, 
1 brick-yard, 
9 water motors. 



88 CITY OF CONCORD. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 
W. F. Thayer, Treasxirer, 

In account will Concord Water-Works. 

RECEIPTS. 

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

Income of Water- Works, . . . 30,222.54 

Interest on Water-Works bonds on hand, 80.00 

$31,692.26 

EXPENDITURES. 

Interest on Water-Works bonds, . $22,776.00 

Maintenance and extension, . . . 6,582.68 
Balance cash on hand, .... 2,333.58 

$31,692.26 

Jan. 1, 1886. Balance cash on hand, . . . $2,333.58 

W. F. THAYER, Treasurer. 

Examined by the Committee on Finance, and found correct. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
LELAND A. SMITH, 
JAMES F. ROONEY, 
GEOROE H. MILLS, 

Committee on Finance. 



OVERSEER OF POOR. 



89 



POOR DEPARTMENT 



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
OVERSEER OF THE POOR, 

For the Year ending December 31, 1885. 



To the City Council: 

Gentlemen : The undersigued herewith submits the eigh- 
teenth annual report of expenditures for the poor, including 
Wards 1 and 2, for the 3'ear ending December 31, 1885, 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. 



Asenath A. Glover, 


. 


$88.35 


Thomas Brown, 


. 


24.00 


Peabody A. Morse, 


. 


58.50 


Charles L. Quimby, 


. 


39.81 


Alvin Welch, . 


. 


7.74 


Thomas Eainey, 


. 


74.20 


James H. Eastman, 




131.41 


Harry Heath (State Industrial 


School), 


78.00 


Mrs. Horace Call, . 




67.00 


Mrs. Ellen Ahern, . 




63.00 


Mrs. 0. A. Kimball, 


. 


12.00 


Mrs. Gertrude Underbill, 


. 


18.00 


Robert A. Brown, . 


. 


12.00 


George Currier, 




96.48 


Noah P. Webster, . 


. 


60.00 


William At wood, 


. 


163.54 



90 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



James Spaiu, ..... 


$14.00 


Philip Wentworth, .... 


12.00 


Cliarles C. Bixby, .... 


43.50 


Scipio Craigue, .... 


5.25 


Peter Elliott, ..... 


2.50 


Mrs. A. Lamprey, .... 


22.60 


Amos E. Hoyt, .... 


33.60 


Jonathan B. Ferrin, 


12.00 



$1,139.48 



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

For board and expenses of John W. Cotter, S209.85 
" " James M.Kenua, 83.52 

" " Wra. Coleman, Jr., 31.51 



Amount expended for city paupers, . 


<Uio*.T.<JU 


$1,464.36 


COUNTY PAUPERS. 


R. T. Orr $83.03 


Calvin Clough, 








55.12 


Aaron Holden, 








28.00 


Annie S. Towns, 








9.00 


Mrs. John Williams, 








44.00 


Arminda Caples, 








44.00 


Caroline M. Edmunds, 








. 130.00 


Harriet Ash, . 








38.04 


Mary Lee, 








44.00 


Mary Hannagan, 








48.00 


E. B. Clisby, . 








76.37 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 








99.50 


Alice Tyner, . 








30.00 


Nathaniel G. Danforth, 








103.04 


William Burke, 








9.15 


A. J. Drew, 








10.00 


Mrs. S. B. Sampson, 








24.14 


Mrs. D. R. Tandy, . 








12.00 


Lewis Martin, 








92.17 


Wm. B. Thompson, 








85.00 



OVERSEER OF POOR. 



91 



Geo. W. Foote, 










. $25.00 


Thomas Haley, 










15.00 


George Ash, . 










62.81 


Joseph Hard, . 










147.38 


Harriet Ramsdell, 










70.86 


Mrs. J. K. Page, 










104.00 


Nancy Pearson, 










78.00 


N. K. Emery, . 










63.62 


George Stevens, 










39.00 


Martha H. Allen, 










52.00 


Mrs. R. Fife, . 










78.00 


Jane Sagur, 










4.50 


Mrs. Bessette, 










12.50 


Peter Goet, 










18.00 


Mrs. Benmore, 










9.00 


Charles Roberts, 










14.50 


Mrs. Albert Ayotte. 










16.25 


Charles A. Locke, 










. 108.69 


Frank B. Jenness, 










30.00 


Maggie Dixon, 










30.00 


Courtland Hull, 










83.93 


Lncinda Wiser, 










11.96 


Moses Lull, 










16.94 


Mrs. L. Welch, 










9.00 


Mrs. T. Malouy, 










17.52 


Joseph Bushway, 










12.00 


Abial Stevens, 










9.50 


Eliza Cove, 










49.97 


Geo. W. Kimball, 










9.00 


Peter Millette, 










60.00 


Edward Ozier, 










2.00 


Eliza B. Tandy, 










2.00 


Joseph B. Drew, 










13.31 


John Paine, 










13.00 


Mrs. Ann Lord, 










6.75 


Mrs. John Bishop, 










47.00 


Frank H. Ash, 










32.72 


Lucretia Danforth, . 










15.90 


Mrs. W. Storin, 










21.75 



92 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Patrick Coughlin, . . . . 


. $17.39 


Nancy Guild, . . . . . 


15.75 


Mrs. Z. C. Arlin, . . . . 


28.50 


Walter F. Chase, . . . . 


3.25 


George Thompson, . . . . 


16.27 


Aid to transient individuals, . 


. 238.55 


Amount paid for county paupers, 





^2,797.63 



Total amount paid by the city for support 

of county paupers for the year, . $2,797.63 

Total amount paid on city pauper account, 1,464.36 



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, 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

Overseer of the Poor. 



• 


$4,261.99 




632.76 


$75.56 




557.20 






$632.76 
. 322 




. 59 




. 175 




. 88 


322 



TITAL STATISTICS. 



93 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT OF THE CITY REGISTRAR OF VITAL 
STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR 1885. 



To the City Council: 

Gentlemen : The Revised Ordinances of the cit3% Chapter 
XVII, 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: 



242 
18 
128 
114 
30 
13 
15 
75 
25 
64 
20 

24 
12 
25 
22 
12 
21 
26 
23 
20 











BIRTHS 


Whole 


numbei 


of births for 1885, 


Still-bii 


ths, not 


ncluded in above. 


M: 


les, . 




. 


Females, 










Born in 


Ward 


1, 












2, 












3, 












4, 












5, 












6, 












7, 








Born in 


month of January, 










February, 










March, 










April, 










May, 










June, 










July, 










August, 










i. 


)epteraber. 





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Born in mouth of October, 
" " November, 

" " December, 

* Total, . . . . 



28 
18 
11 



242 



NATIONALITY OF PARENTS. 

Fathers born in United States, 

Natives of Concord (included in above). 
Foreign born, ..... 

Mothers born in United States, 

Natives of Concord (included in above) , 
Foreign born, ..... 

MARRIAGES. 

Number of intentions of marriage recorded for the year, 
being 18 more than in 1884. 



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



DEATHS. 

ted for the vear in the dif- 



165 

48 
77 
160 
57 
82 



130 



211 
118 
93 
21 
17 
14 
61 
25 
39 
24 
21 
18 
26 
21 
25 
22 
12 



* The total of births for 1885 was 263. Eleven certificates were returned too late for 
the tables. 



VITAL STATISTICS 

Died in 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 $0, 
Over 80 years, 

Deaths in jjublic institutions in addition to above. 
New Hampsliire Asylum for Insane, 
State Prison, ...... 

Home for the Aged, .... 

City Hospital and Jail, one each. 

Total number of deaths, not including still-born. 

Where buried. 

The remains of 66 were carried out of the city for burial, 
and 40 were brought to the city for the same purpose, 
making the whole number of interments, including 
still-born, ......... 

as follows : 

Blossom Hill cemeter}', . 

Old cemetery, .... 

Woodlawn cemetery, 

Calvary (R. C.) cemetery, 

Pine Grove cemetery (East Concord), 

West Concord cemetery, 

Millville cemetery, 

Minot enclosure, .... 

Receiving tomb, .... 

Horse Hill, ..... 



95 

10 
16 
13 
10 
17 

41 
12 
13 
18 
18 
22 
33 
37 
17 



29 
4 
2 
2 

248 



240 

89 
27 

30 

38 
6 
9 
8 
3 
8 
2 



96 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Occupation. 

The occupations of the deceased were as fo 

Physician, lawyer, veterinary surgeon, hote 

conductor, 1 each. 
Merchants, . 
Clerks, . 
Nurses, 

Manufacturers, 
Farmers, 
Laborers, 
Mechanics, . 
Housekeepers, 
Ketired, 
Not stated, . 



lows : 

-keeper, teacher, 

6 

2 

4 

2 

2 

8 

22 

30 

35 

3 

97 



Of the total number of deaths, 186 were of persons born in 
the United States, of which number 77 were natives of Concord, 
and 25 foreio;n born. 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 



Class 1 — Zymotic Diseases — Order I. 



Cholera Infantum, . 
Croup, . 

Croup, Membranous, 
Croup, Diphtheretic, 



5 Diphtheria, ... 1 

1 Fever, Typhoid, . . 4 

4 Meningitis, Cerebral, . 1 

1 Scarlatina, ... 3 



Class 2 — Constitutional Diseases — Order I. 



Cancer of Intestines, 

Cancer, . 

Cancer of Stomach, 

Schirrous Cancer, . 

Cancer, 



1 Cancer of Inferior Maxillary, 

1 Erysipelas, 

1 Epilepsy, 

1 Rheumatism, Chronic, . 

4 Scarcoma of Shoulder, . 



Septicaemia, . 



Order II — Septic. 
3 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 97 

Order III — Tubercular Diseases. 

Consumption, . . 26 Hydrocephalus, . . 1 

Tubercular Meningitis, . 6 

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

Abscess of Brain, . . 1 Convulsions, . . 4 

Apoplexy, ... 5 Paralysis, . . .13 

Brain Disease, . . 6 Encephalitis, . . 1 

Hemiplegia, ... 1 

Order II — Circulatory System. 

Heart Disease, . . 15 Heart, Valvular Disease, 5 

Order III — Respiratory System. 



Asphyxia, 
Bronchitis, Chronic, 
Lungs, Congestion of, . 


2 OEdema of Lungs, 
2 Pneumonia, . 
5 


1 
. 15 


Order IV— 


-Digestive System. 




Disease of Liver, . 
Cirrhosis of Liver, 
Enteritis, Gastric, . 


1 Chronic Diarrhoea, 

1 Peritonitis, 

1 


2 

3 


Order V- 


—Urinary System. 




Bright's Disease, . 
Diabetes, 


8 Nephritis, 
1 Uremia, 


3 
1 



Class 4 — Developmental Diseases — Order I — Children. 

Imperfect Development, 3 Umbilical Hemorrhage, . 1 

Premature Births, . . 1 Still-births, . . .17 

Order II — Nutritive Diseases. 



Asthenia, 


1 Marasmus, 


Chronic Eczema, 


1 




Order III — Old People. 


Old Age, 


9 Senile Gangrene, 


7 





98 CITY OV CONCORD. 

Order IV — Women. 

Puerperal Fever, . . 3 Ovarian Tumor, . . 2 

Class 5 — Violence. 

Accident, ... 2 Railroad accident, . . 1 

" drowned, . 2 Scald, . . . . 1 

" fracture of skull, 1 Suicide, ... 2 

" fall, . . 2 

Class 6. 

Hemorrhage, Cerebral, . 1 Tumor, .... 1 

Dropsy, ... 1 Unknown, . . . 1 

General Debility, . . 4 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Registrar. 



CITY physician's REPORT. 99 



CITY PHYSICIAN'S REPORT. 



To the City Council : 

As you are aware, most of the duties devolving upou the city 
physician during the past year were performed by my lamented 
predecessor, the late Dr. Harden. Since assuming the duties 
of the office, December 3, 1885, seven different patients have 
been treated. I have made nine house visits, and have given 
five prescriptions at my office. 

Knowing so little of what was done by the city ph3'sician 
during eleven months of the year, I have nothing of interest to 
offer. But perhaps it may not be improper for me to say a word 
of the late city physiciau. Dr. Sumner D. Harden. He was 
born in this city September 17th, 18.52, and died November 27th, 
1885. He graduated from Dartmouth Hedical College in the 
class of 1883 as one of the class officers, and soon after opened 
an office in this city. In January, 1885, he was chosen city 
physician. Owing to a variety of causes, among others the threat- 
ened attack of small pox and the vaccinations which necessarily 
followed, the duties were more arduous than for several years 
previous ; but they were thoroughly and satisfactorily performed. 
Although a young man in the practice of his profession, he had 
won the respect and confidence of the community to an enviable 
degree, and his death is mourned by all. He was a member of 
the Centre District and New Hampshire State Hedical societies. 

Very truly, 

H. C. CUHHINGS, 

City Physician. 

Concord, Jan. 1, ISSG. 



100 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the City Council: 

Thirty-nine formal complaints have been made to the Board 
of Health during the past year, as follows : 

Sink drains on top of ground, ..... 9 



Filthy hog-pens. 
Filthy stables, . 
Filthy cellars, , 
Filthy privy vaults. 
Filthy back yards. 



39 
We do not include in the above a large number of verbal com- 
plaints made to individual members of the board. In every 
case the nuisance has been abated without prosecution. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN CONNELL, 

Health Officer. 
Dec. 31, 1885. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 101 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF HIGH- 
WAYS. 



To the City Council: 

The disbursements for the year 1885 in the care of the streets 
and highways of the city have amounted to $24,281.51, being 
an increase of $94.67 in the gross expenditures. 

The net expense, however, is more favorable, because the 
collections from abuttors, on account of sidewalks, are consider- 
ably in excess of last year, and show an actual gain in net 
results of $534.55, which, considering the extra amount of work 
accomplished, is even better than anticipated. 

The detailed statement of payments will be found in the ac- 
count of "Running Expenses," uuder the heading of "Highway 
Department." 

The subdivision of the labor pay-rolls has been carefully 
made, and the expenses, as given under the various headings, 
indicate very nearly the cost of the different branches of work 
required for the proper maintenance of the streets in the cen- 
tral district. 

In the outside districts no subdivision is attempted, the work 
in most cases falling under the head of " General Repairs." 

In the central district the heading of "General Repairs" 
includes all payments which cannot be properly classified uuder 
one of the terms employed for subdivision of expenses. 

For " Bridges and Culverts" the outlay amounts to $839.99, 
and includes the expense of lighting the Free bridge and Lower 
bridge, and the snowing of the same in winter, bridge plank 
and lumber required for repairs of bridges and culverts, and for 
concreting when needed. 

The Federal bridge at East Concord has been thoroughly ex- 



102 CITY OF CONCORD. 

amined, and the decayed parts of the planking in the roadway 
replaced by sound timber, and carefully concreted for future 
protection. 

The wooden abutments of the bridge near Moses Brown's on 
the old Hopkinton turnpike have been replaced by substantial 
stone abutments, and the bridge thoroughly rebuilt under the 
direction of Mr. GJeorge W. Chesley. 

Most of the bridges in the city are now provided with stone 
abutments, and I believe there are but three remaining in all 
the city which are built wholly of wood. One of these (at the 
Soucook river on the Pittsfield road) was erected after the severe 
freshet in 1869, and has thus far answered well its purpose, 
but will undoubtedly require rebuilding in the near future. A 
new stone culvert has been built across the Pittsfield road near 
Richardson's mills, to relieve the cross road from the water 
which has overflowed it every spring, and rendered travel diffi- 
cult and sometimes dangerous. 

Many culverts have been cleaned out and repaired, and when 
practicable have been enlarged and strongly rebuilt to ensure 
their permanent usefulness. 

But little lias been expended for ''Fences and Signs," as 
guide-boards have heretofere been erected whenever a sugges- 
tion has been made as to their desirability, and the fences 
maintained by the city along bank walls are mostly permanent 
and in good condition. 

The " macadamizing" expenses for the year amount to 
$2,391.94, including rent, insurance, and repairs of boiler and 
machinery. Almost all the stone used for crushing has been 
obtained at the city gravel banks, and the work of obtaining 
gravel for highwa}- purposes has been materially aided by thus 
keeping the banks cleared. State street has been macadamized 
from Washington to Franklin street, and the west side of South 
Main street from Freight to Thorndike street, and the east side 
from Freight to Fayette street. This makes the most durable 
roadway which can be built in this section, and requires the 
least outlay for repairs. To make it perfect, a steam road roller 
should be used, but, with the limited amount which it is possible 
with our present appropriations to build each year, it is perhaps 
questionable whether an outlay of $6,000 for the purchase of 
such an engine would be expedient. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 103 

The expenses for sidewalks and crossings aggregate $4,204.22, 
the larger part of the sum being for concreting, edgestones, and 
flagging stones. Granite flagging stones have been laid for 
cross walks wherever required across a macadamized street, and 
although expensive are the most durable of anything which can 
be procured for the purpose. The whole expense of concreting 
sidewalks is paid by the city, and one half afterwards collected 
back from the abuttors. The collections upon this account will 
be found in detail at the end of the report of the commissioner 
of highways. 

More than the average number of sidewalk petitions have 
been granted by the Board of Aldermen, and, in addition to the 
small pieces granted throughout the city, long stretches of con- 
crete have been laid on North State street above the old ceme- 
tery ; on the east side of North Spring street, from Maple to 
Washington ; on the east side of Union, south from Washing- 
ton ; on the north side of Cross street, from State to South 
street ; on the north side of West street, from South Main to 
Mills street ; and on the east side of South street, from Fayette 
to Perley street. 

In the expense for "Cleaning and Sprinkling Streets" is in- 
cluded only the account of one of the city teamsters, and then 
only when engaged directly in that work. If the work in this 
department, now accomplished by the other teams used in con- 
nection with the fire department, were to be hired from other 
parties, the expense would be increased about $800. 

More attention than formei'ly is given to cleaning the gutters, 
not only on account of the improved appearance of the streets, 
but for their better protection during the spring rains. 

The item of " Breaking Roads" in the central district amounts 
to $1,336.62 for the year. The expense for this purpose is of 
course variable, and depends largely upon the character and 
severity of the storms of winter. 

Various expedients have been resorted to for the purpose of 
avoiding the drifting of snow in exposed localities, but in our 
climate there must always be a considerable expenditure for 
breaking out the roads and making them passable after each 
snow-storm. 

In most of the outlying districts the expenditures have been 



104 CITY OF CONCORD. 

confined to the ordinary work of repairs, and few extensive im- 
prorements have been undertaken. The expenses in each dis- 
trict will be found under the appropriate heading in the " Run- 
ning Expense" account. 

In the Borough district the easterly abutment of the Borough 
bridge has been entirely rebuilt, of split granite, in a substantial 
manner, at an expense of $200. The old abutment was built of 
small boulders, and by the lapse of time had so fallen to i)ieces 
as to become insecure, thus rendering its rebuilding imperative. 

In the village of Penacook a new bank wall has been built 
near Amsdeu's factory, and surmounted by a substantial fence, 
thus providing for a level walk along a part of the street wliich, 
from its sloping character, was frequently rendered dangerous 
when the ground was covered by ice. In this district, also, the 
old wooden drain leading from a point near the Washington 
house to the canal was so badly decayed as to require exten- 
sive repairs, and it has been replaced by twelve-inch Akron 
pipe, thus ensuring its durability for many years. 

In several districts a large amount of work has been done 
with the road machines, and judging from the comments of trav- 
ellers much has been accomplished, and to the general satisfac- 
tion of the travelling public. 

The work of building the new street laid out by the Board of 
Aldermen, under the name of Forest street, has been done by 
this department without any special appropriation for that pur- 
pose, and the new street iifty feet in width, well made and fully 
completed from Valley street to Auburn street, is a very appar- 
ent improvement to that locality. The expense of building 
Harrod street has also been included in this department with- 
out special appropriation, the work having been done by our 
regular force, and without detriment to other duties. The ex- 
pense for both was about $250, and is included under the head- 
ing of " General Repairs," the items being almost entirely in the 
labor pay-rolls. 

In the prosecution of the work of the department I have had, 
as heretofore, the invaluable assistance of Mr. James II. Rowell, 
the superintendent of streets, upon whom I have relied for the 
execution of all projected improvements ; and to his experience 
and knowledge of the wants of the department, is due much of 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



105 



the economical administration of the affairs of this branch of 
the public service. 

I am also indebted to the several foremen who have been em- 
ployed, and to the laborers who have so satisfactorily discharged 
their duties, for the manner in which all suggestions have been 
received, and the willingness and celerity with which all orders 
have been executed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
Commissioner of Highways. 



There has been paid to the city treasurer, on account of high- 
ways, the sum of $1,580.65, made up from the following 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash of individuals on citv account as follows : 



Of Mrs. A. M. Allen, concrete, 1884 


1 


$15.40 


George F. Sanborn, " " 


11.40 


L. K. Peacock, " " 


3.88 


M. F. Coffin, 


38.29 


N. M. Keyes, old pipe, 


5.60 


John Bartlett, concrete, 1884, 




11.43 


G. B. Whittredge, " 




12.35 


John Murphy, " 




12.53 


E. P. Prescott, " 




18.56 


E. H. Houston, " 




12.89 


M. N. Robinson, " 




5.00 


W. E. Morton, " 




15.40 


J. H. Rowell, broom, . 




.38 


Mrs. M. N. Robinson, concrete, 1884, 


3.91 


Methodist Church, concrete, bal., 1883 


2.76 


P. Ahern, " 


11.10 


Mrs. T. Daignan, '• 




6.40 


M. H. Bradley, pipe, &c., . 




11.00 


J. C. Ordway, concrete. 




4.60 


J. E. Sargent, " 




18.45 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



Of H. G. Sargent, assignee, concrete 


1 


$13.47 


Henry McFarland, " 


131.71 


Emma Osgood, " 


4.37 


Chas. Woodman, " 


13.59 


C. C. Flanders, " 


3.57 


Wm. A. Kurd, " 


6.00 


Joseph Bean, rent, . . . . 


.50 


B. F. Wolcott, concrete, 






6.12 


N. G. Curtis, 






3.15 


C. W. Davis, " 






16.49 


N. H. Asylum, "■ 






16.14 


Mrs. L.M.Morrill," 






4.56 


G. L. Lovejoy, " 






8.20 


Northern R. R., " 






10.35 


J. H. Ballard, 






17.91 


F. S. Crawford, " 






4.84 


Richard Ronan, " 






10.28 


Patrick Griffin, " 






13.74 


Richard Casey, " 






6.42 


John Gienty, " 






12.80 


J. R. Hill estate, " 






26.00 


J. C. A. Hill, 






13.71 


Alma J. Herbert, '' 






9.38 


Mrs. L.B.Morrill," 






4.42 


Susan Bod well, ^ 






9.00 


Ira Perley heirs, " 






7.20 


F. G. Edgerly, " 






29.94 


H. L. Ingalls, " 






9.08 


A. 8. Ranney, " 






20.16 


E. C. Currier, " 






3.62 


G. H. Marston, " 






5.61 


J. A. White, " 






24.75 


Mrs. J. Lund, " 






11.16 


John Diicey, "• 






10.47 


B. 8. Warren, ag't, concrete. 




6.72 


G. L. Theobald, old derrick, 




25.00 


Mis. Laura Carter, concrete. 




21.11 


Thomas Gawler, " 




9.98 


James Leahy, " 






26.31 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



107 



Of Nelson Abbott, concrete, 


$9.09 


V. C. Hastings, " 


17.55 


Ellen O'Brien, " 


14.10 


Hazen E. Abbott, " 


84.75 


C. C. Tappan, " 


10.80 


F. G. Edgerly, " 


8.53 


J. B. Smart, " 


19.85 


0. J. Hall, 


11.37 


Mrs. E. G. Emerson, " 


14.13 


Mrs. A. Fletcher, " 


35.55 


J. C Eaton, " 


8.28 


W. W. Cochran, " 


10.27 


I. W. Hammond, " 


20.10 


E. N. Pearson, " 


U.46 


J. H. Stewart, " 


7.40 


James H. Chase, " 


5.88 


F. J. Nelson, 


5.91 


A. G. Jones, " 


9.98 


Mary Cotter, " 


14.50 


J. B. Fellows, " 


7.70 


C. H. Shute, 


22.08 


Mrs. T. B. Comins, 


12.07 


Margaret Robinson, " 


3.00 


G. W. Carter, " 


4.40 


F. Allison, " 


9.95 


Cyrus W. Pratt, 


6.81 


J. M. Hill and Gust. "Walker, concrete 


, 5.92 


Michael Arnold, " 


13.45 


Annie M. Moulton, " 


15.39 


Peter Sanborn, " 


7.18 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


6.71 


Mrs. L. G. Webster, " 


11.65 


N. H. Savings Bank, " 


5.05 


J. Robinson estate, " 


35.19 


W. S. Blanchard, " 


10.32 


B. F. Hardy, " 


3.79 


George Clough, " 


17.28 


Wm. E. Hood, 


3.29 


George W. Crockett, " 


9.23 



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Of B. F. Caldwell, concrete, 

G. L. Theobald, 
Mrs. Naucy Donovan, 
Olive P. Huntington, 
Frank J. Pillsbury, 
J. A. Miller, 
Mrs. L. H. Crapo, 
Wm. A. Chesley, 
North Church parsonage, 
H. S. Shattuck estate, 
J. F. Nelson, 
N. M. Carter, 
Pleasant St. Bap. Church, 
Mary S. Dole, 
A. C. Hardy, 
J. G. Alexander, 

A. A. Perkins, 
J. H. Albin, 
F. P. Mitchell, street sweepings, 
J. E. Fernald, " 

L. Jackman, " 

B. S. Warren, " 
Chandler Stevens, " 
Irvin S. Ring, " 
V. C. Hastings, " 
W. A. Stone, " 
F. D. Ayer, " 
T. M. Lang, " 

C. H. Ordway, 

E. H. Greeley, " 

Warren Clark, " 

J. B. Rand, " 

T. H. Ford, concrete, 
James Sanborn, concrete, . 
Total, 



$13.16 

23.30 

9.07 

15.00 

2.28 

9.72 

7.95 

6.05 

3.61 

20.01 

8.43 

8.19 

14.40 

11.66 

25.52 

18.27 

58.96 

7.50 

2.50 

1.50 

1.50 

1.00 

2.00 

.50 

.50 

3.00 

1.00 

.50 

1.00 

1.00 

1.00 

3.50 

5.00 

9.95 



$1,580.65 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



109 



The following persons had not on the first day of January, 
1886, paid their proportion of expense of laying concrete adja- 
cent to their premises : 



E. C. Bailey, 












$31.00 


C. E. Plumraer, . 












3.87 


"Warren M. Colby, 












28.89 


Deacon Crockett, 












11.34 


J. G. Lincoln, 












5.70 


Mr. Delaney, 












16.00 


Mr. Lull, . 












21.60 


Charles Nutting, 












17.43 


Margaret Robinson, 












6.32 



no 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



SPRINKLING THE STREETS. 



The following account of the receipts and expenditures for 
sprinkling the streets, for the season of 1885, is inserted for the 
information of the public : 



KECEIPTS. 



From persons on the East side of Main street. 



George Clongh, 
A. D. Ayling. 
H. B. Tebbetts, 
H. O. Marsh, 

D. J. Murphy, 
J. E. Dwight, 
L. A. Smith, 
Mrs. J. R. Hill, 
Curamings Bros., 

E. G. Cummings, 
S. C. Morrill, 
Elm House, . 
G. B. Emmons, 
Moseley & Co., 
N. H. bem. Press Co., 
W. F. Danforth & Son, 
Scribner & Blood, 
Bachelder & Co., . 

D. H. Aldrich, 
"W". A. ThompsoD, 
J. H Pecker, 
Rep. Press Asso., 
A. P. Fitch, . 

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

Page & Donovan, . 

F. E. Colburn, 
Fred Reed & Co., . 

G. A. Young, 

W. D. Thompson, 
Phenix Hotel, 



$5.00 



00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

3.00 

5.00 

5.00 

2.00 

3.00 



00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

3.00 

3.00 

1.00 

2.00 

5.00 

2.00 

5.00 

5.00 



Heath & Tenuev, • 
R. H. Ayer, . ' . 
Hammond & Thurston, 
M. Wolff, 

Woodman & Robinson, 
S. G. Lane, . 

F. C. Hardy, 
C. N. Towle, 

G. K. Mellen, 

E. B. Crapo, 

Dow & Wheeler, . 
Staniels, Allison & Co., 
S. C. Eastman, 
Eagle Clothing House, 
T. W. & J. H. Stewart, 

F. W. Yeaton, 
F. P. Mace, . 
Miss E. A. Estes, 
A. H. Crosby, 
E. B. Davis, . 
Sleeper & Hood, 
L. R. Handerson, 
Shaw, Ja(tkson & Ahern, 
Hura|)hrey, Dodge & 

Sraitli, 
U. S. & C. Express, 
E. C. Eastman, 
Eagle Hotel. . 
W.^U. Tel. Co., 
Young Brothers, 
J. M. Stewart & Son, 



S3. 00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
3.00 
1.00 
3.00 
3.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 
2.00 
3.00 

5.00 
3.00 
2.00 
5.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



SPRINKLING STRP:eTS. 



Ill 



w 


. P 


Underhill & Co., 


N. 


H. 


Savings-Bank, 


E. 


Kn 


ight, . 


J. 


C. 


Thorne, 


G. 


W 


Wadleigh, . 


F. 


H. 


George, 


S. 


Wardner, . 


J. 


D. 


Johnson & Son, 


J. 


Po 


ice, 


E. 


E. 


Fisher, 


H. 


M 


Brickett, 


A. 


C. 


Sanborn, 


E. 


H. 


Randall, 


J. 


M. 


Collins, 


W 


. H 


. Pitman, 


Ml 


•s. 0. Stearns, . 


F. 


Battles, 


J. 


S. 


Blanchard, 


W 


. w 


'. Niles, 


M] 


•s. N. Bouton, . 



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



Mrs. C. J. McFarland, 
W. K. McFarland, 
T. M. Lang, 2d, . 
Miss C. P.^'MorriU, 
J. F. Morrill, 
J. S. Stetson, 
F. S. Streeter, 
John Abbott. 
Mrs. R. E. Pecker, 
A. A. Currier, 
P. H. Larkin, 
S. S. Kimball, 
J. B. Walker, 
M. C. H. Seavev, 
H. M. Clough, 
F. W. Rollins, 
Cash, 



West side of Main street. 



C. H. Thorndike, 

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

B. A. Kimball, 
Mrs. C. C. Lund, 
F. Low, 
J. H. Abbott, 
F. Evans, 
J. S. Norris, . 
Norris & Crockett, 
Robertson, Rowell & Co 
J. McLaughlin, 

I. M. Savage, 
J. F. Hoit, . 
Perkins, Dudley & Co., 
J. Welcome, 

C. H. Martin & Co., 
H. C. Sturtevaut, . 
J. S. Hubbard, 

J. H. Chase, 
Silsby & Son, 
W. K. Dav, . 
J. G. Chase, . 
C. M. Boynton, 



$3.00 
2.00 
3.00 
5.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

, 3.00 
1.00 
2.00 
3.00 
3.00 
1.00 
3.00 
3.00 
1.50 
4.00 
5.00 
1.50 
1.00 
3.00 



I. C. Edgerly, 
State Capital Bank, 

A. G. Harris, 
Stevens & Duncklee, 
First National Bank, 
Morrill Brothers, 

B. Biddle, . 
McLean & Co., 

D. B. Jones, 
J. R. Hill & Co., 
A. P. Sherburne, 
J. Hazelton & Son, 
Clarke and Moore, 
H. N. Newell, 
Underhill & Kittredge, 
Chase & Streeter, . 

H. M. French, 
Morrill & Dan forth, 

E. W. Willard, . 
A. R. Ayers, 

R. F. Robinson, 
Ladd and Baker, . 
Jacobs Brothers, . 
Miss J. L. Crawford, 



$2.50 
2.. 50 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
5.00 
2.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 

10.00 
7.50 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
5.00 

>67.50 



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



112 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



J. B. Sanborn, 


$5.00 


W. P. Ford & Co., 


$4.00 


G. L. Hooper, 


2.00 


G. H. Marston, . 


3.00 


A. K. Knapp, 


1.00 


W. G. Carter, 


5.00 


G. Carugate, 


. 2.00 


H. J. Crippen, 


. 5.00 


H. L. Shattiick, . 


1.00 


Judge Carpenter, . 


3.00 


Brown & Otis, 


5.00 


G. F. Page, . 


2.00 


Brown & Fullerton, 


2.00 


H. McFarland, 


5.00 


Reed & Mudgett, . 


2.00 


M. R. Holt, . 


2.00 


J. Doherty, . 


2.00 


F. A. Fisk, . 


4.00 


Mrs. C. P. Blanchard, 


1.00 


E. Gerrish, . 


5.00 


E. S. Nutter, 
B. S. Warren, 


2.00 
2.00 






$195.00 


East side of State street. 




F. H. Upton, 


$2.00 


L. S. Morrill, 


$2.00 


C. W. Woodward, 


1.00 


P. Kittredge, 


3.00 


C. P. Virgin, 


1.00 


W. L. Foster, 


3.00 


Jas. Minot, . 


3.00 


Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, 


2.00 


G. E. Todd, . 


5.00 


G. T. Comins, 


3.00 


D. D. Brainerd, 


2.00 


0. Pillsbury, 


5.00 


J. Durrell, 


1.00 


B. F. Virgin, 


3.00 


A. Atlierton, 


1.00 


W. E. Adams, 


1.00 


D. D. Taylor, 


1.00 


C. R. Sanborn, . 


1.00 


W. K. Holt, . 


2.00 


A. J. Batchelder, . 


1.00 


John Kimball, 


5.00 


W. E. Dow, . 


1.00 


N. White, . 


4.00 


P. C. Bean, . 


2.00 


G. Walker, . 
B. E. Badger, 


5.00 
2.00 








$62.00 


Wes 


t side of State street. 




H. W. Clapp, 


$2.00 


Mrs. H. M. Walker, 


$1.00 


0. Ballon, . 


1.00 


J. H. Gallinger, . 


2.00 


F. Webster, . 


2.00 


F. H. George, 


1.00 


G. H. Emery, 


3.00 


G. L. Nutter, 


2.00 


E. L. Peacock, 


2.00 


J. W. Merrill, 


2.00 


Mrs. C. Parker, . 


1.00 


G. L. Williams, . 


1.00 


Mrs. E. C. Bixby, 


1.00 


J. E. Robertson, . 


3.00 


C. H. Martin, 


1.00 


T. C. Betbune, 


3.00 


R. T. Crowell, 


1.00 


A. Folger, . 


2.00 


E. Morrill, . 


2.00 


C. B. Hill, . 


2.00 


Mrs. C. Howe, 


3.00 


D. C. Roberts, 


2.00 


Mrs. A. C. Pierce, 


2.50 


L. A. Levers, 


1.00 


S. Eastman, . 


1.00 


F. H. Gould, 


2.00 


M. W. Russell, . 


2.00 






S. Barrett, . 


2.00 




$50.50 



SPRINKLING STREETS. 



113 





Gh'een 


street. 




T. W. Young, 


$2.00 


Mrs. M. S. Osgood, 


. $2.00 


L. S. Richardson, . 


2.00 


S. U. Clark, . 


. 2.00 


T. A. Heath, 


2.00 


G. Bullock, . 


. 1.00 


G. L. Lovejoy, 


2.00 


N. H. Haskell, 


. 1.00 


W. Annis Bean, . 


2.00 


Mrs. M. E. Flanders, 


. 1.00 


J. A. Cochrane, 


2.00 


P. F. Stevens, 


. 2.00 


J. W. Drew, 


2.00 


C. H. Diinklee, 


. 2.00 


H. Clongh, . 


2.00 


Z. C. Packard, 


. 1.50 


J. H. Morev, 


2.00 


Unitarian Society, 1884 


, 2.00 


J. H. Morey, 1884, 


2.00 


W. A. Bean, " " 


. 2.00 


Mrs. Crow, " 


2.00 


Frank Simpson, " 


. 2.00 


IVTrci Oc;o*r»orl " 


1 00 






Mrs, Howard, " 


± *\J\J 

1.00 




$43.50 


M.E.Flanders, " 


1.00 








Pleasant street. 




Bartlett & Davis, . 


. $3.00 


F. A. Stillings, . 


. $3.00 


Spencer & Abbott, 


2.00 


L. Downing, 


. 5.00 


G. L. Lovejoy & Co., 


2.00 


D. E. Willard, 


. 3.00 


G. A. Foster, 


2.00 


Mrs. J. A. Gove, . 


. 2.00 


G. L. Stratton, 


5.00 


Mrs. R. N. Corning, 


. 5.00 


Mrs. C. B. Bartlett, 


4.00 


Waldo A. Russell, 


. 2.00 


F R LnoIvP 


1 00 






G. H. H. Silsby, . 


± m\J\J 

4.00 




$43.00 




Warren street. 




T. Stuart, . 


$2.00 


W. A. Clough, . 


. $2.00 


W. Ladd, . 


2.00 


J. A. Dadmun, 


. 1.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


2.00 


G. W. Jackson, 


. 2.00 


S. K. Blanchard, . 


1.00 


Mrs. E. F. Mansfield, 


. 1.00 


J. Kimball, . 


1.00 


D. P. Wheeler, . 


. 2.00 


Mrs. A. Fletcher, . 


2.00 


S. F. Blodgett, . 


. 1.00 


"W" T\ T^tirtimici 


1.00 






A. C. Fisher, 


2.00 




$27.00 


J. Minot, 


5.00 








School street. 




J. H. Rowell, 


$3.00 


D. W. Waldron, . 


. $2.00 


G. W. Carter, 


1.00 


J. D. Perkins, 


. 1.00 


Munns & Paige, 


2.00 


P. Pillsburv, 


. 2.00 


G. L. Lovejoy, 


2.00 


L. R. Fellows, 


. 2.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, 
8 


3.00 


High School, 


. 10.00 



114 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Ranlet & Marsh, 



Mechanicks Nat. Bank, 


$5.00 


J. M. Fletcher, 


. $1.00 


W. B. Durgin, 


. 2.00 


Mrs. L. M. Morrill, 


. 2.00 


F. S. Crawford, . 
Mrs. N. White, . 


2.00 






'. 2.00 




$43.00 


P. W. Myers, 


. 1.00 








Capitol street. 




Gas Light Co., 


. $3.00 


I. C. Evans, 


. $2.00 


Mrs. N. White, . 


. 5.00 








$10.00 




Park street. 




Mrs. W. Walker, . 


$2.00 


E. A. Stockbridge, 


. $1.00 


C. R. Walker, 
Mrs. A. L. Drew, . 


. 2.00 
1.00 








$7.00 


Mrs. T. Hay lies, . 


. 1.00 








South street. 




H. W. Ranlet, 


$5.00 


Mrs. S. Marsh, 


. 13.00 


Mrs. W. Harriinan, 


5.00 


Mrs. C. B. Hiitchins, 


. 2.00 


Mrs. J. W. Little, 


4.00 


Mrs. A. R. Manning, 


. 1.00 


J. P. Nutter, 
W. Hart, 


2.00 
2.00 








$29.00 


Mrs. A. Downing, 


5.00 








Depot street. 




Smith & Walker, . 


$5.00 


Mrs. C. Hart, 


. $2.00 


H. E. Conant. 


2.00 







J. W. Flavin, 


. $1.00 


G. S. Foster, 


. 1.00 


S. M. Griffin, 


. 1.00 


J. F. Harrimau, 


. 1.00 


A. R. Howe, 


. 1.00 



Freight street. 
. $3.00 W. S. Davis & Son, 

Washington street. 



A. T. Whitteraore, 
N. H. Shattuck, . 
R. P. Kimball, 



f9.00 



$2.00 
$5.00 



$1.00 
.50 
.50 

$7.00 



SPRINKLING STREETS. 



115 



South S2:>ring street. 



N. B. Walker, 
J. E. Rand, . 
Mrs. A. Wood, 
R. N. Philbrick, . 
E. M. Howe, 
B. M. Locke, 

Wood worth, Dow & C 
A. C. Sanborn, 
H. W. Brickett, . 
Phelps & Storrs, . 


. $2.00 
. 2.00 
. 2.00 
. 1.00 
. 1.00 
. 1.00 

Bridge 

0., $5.00 
. 2.00 
. 2.00 
. 3.00 


J. y. Lane, . 
J. W. Storrs, 
James Munus, 
C. S. Smart, . 

Street. 

L. E. Currier, 


. $1.00 

. 1.00 

. 1.00 

.50 


$12.50 
. $2.00 


$14.00 



RECAPITULATION. 



^Vom east side of Main street, . 








$267.50 


west side of Main street, 








195.00 


east side of State street, . 








62.00 


west side of State street. 








50.50 


Green street, . 








43.50 


Pleasant street. 








43.00 


Warren street. 








27.00 


School street, . 








43.00 


Capitol street, 








10.00 


Park street, 








7.00 


South street, . 








29.00 


Depot street, . 








9.00 


Freight street. 








5.00 


Washington street, . 








7.00 


South Spring street. 








12.50 


Bridge street, . 








14.00 



$825.00 
HOWARD M. COOK, 

Solicitor and Collector. 



116 CITY OF CONCORD. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SEWERS 
AND DRAINS. 



To the City Council : 

The total expenditures for the construction of "sewers" in 
the year 1885 amount to $2,094.36, a detailed account of which 
will be found under the heading of " Precinct," in the general 
running expenses. 

Two important works have been undertaken, the first being 
the building of a new sewer through Tremont street, from State 
to Jackson street. This was accomplished with great difficulty 
owing to the stony character of the ground. The cutting was 
through a succession of l)oulders and ledge, requiring the con- 
stant use of drills and wedges, and progress was necessarily 
very slow. For a long distance blasting with powder was re- 
soi'ted to as the only means of reducing the rock to a suitable 
size for removal. The broken pieces were lifted from the ditch 
with derricks, but were so large as to be unsuitable to return 
for filling, and were consequently taken to the stone-crusher to 
be used for street purposes. The pipe laid was 12-ineh Akron, 
and the work was completed satisfactorily, although at consid- 
erable expense, and seems to be appreciated by the residents of 
that vicinity, for whose particular benefit the outlay was de- 
manded. 

The other work of importance was the building of a 4-feet 
brick sewer under the tracks of tlie Concord Railroad, from the 
intervale to the foot of Depot street. 

The matter of sup})lying an extra outlet from Main street 
sewers to Merrimack river has been under consideration for a 
long time, but no feasible plan for carrying out such purpose 
has been presented, until the destruction of the old passenger 
depot offered the opportunity for making almost a straight sew- 
er from Main street to the river. The railroad officials, recog- 
nizing the necessity for additional sewer accommodations in the 



SEWERS AND DRAINS. 117 

vicinity of Railroad square, gave their hearty cooperation in ad- 
vancing and completing the work. Owing to the large number 
of trains passing over the route of the proposed sewer, its con- 
struction was attended with difficulty and danger ; but with the 
great care exercised by all parties, the sewer was safely com- 
pleted before the erection of the new train shed of the Concord 
Railroad, a portion of which now extends directly over the sew- 
er as laid. It was at first proposed to let the whole work by 
contract, but after mature deliberation it was decided to conduct 
operations under the supervision of the committee. This has 
been done, and the sewer as constructed is egg-shaped, of dou- 
ble courses of brick, and four feet across its largest diameter. 
It has been most thoroughly and carefully built, yet the expense 
was not as large as was anticipated and provided for. Of the 
special appropriation of $2,000, made for the purpose, nearly $500 
remains in the treasury, which will be available for the exten- 
sion of this sewer the coming spring. As now left unfinished, 
overflow connections have been made with the Depot street sew- 
er, and the sewer passing in the rear of the Phenix hotel, so as to 
provide for any possible contingencies pending its construction 
to the river bank. This necessary extension should be com- 
menced as soon as operations can be conveniently resumed in 
the spring, and the estimated expense for the same, with proper 
granite walls to protect the outlet at the river's brink, is not far 
from $2,000. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 
LELAND A. SMITH, 
RICHARD M. ORDWAY, 

Committee on Sewers and Drains. 



118 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned respectfully submits the following report of 
the doings of the Police Department of the city of Concord for 
the year ending December 31, 1885 : 

The whole number of arrests made during the year, not in- 
cluding those made at Penacook, was .... 275 
as follows : 



Arson, attempt at . 










1 


Assault and battery, 










13 


Assault of an aggravated nature, . 










2 


Assault on officer, . 










1 


Attempt to rape, 










1 


Burglary, .... 










2 


Breaking glass, 










2 


Cruelty to animals, . 










1 


Common prostitute. 










3 


Defrauding hotel-keeper. 










1 


Evading car-fare, . 










8 


For being out late at night. 










lU 


For out of town officers, . 










4 


Insane persons. 










9 


Intoxication, .... 










128 


Keeping liquor for sale, . 










17 


Keeping beer for sale, 










11 


Keeping saloon open on Sunday, 










2 


Keeping saloon open after 10 o'clock, 








3 


Larceny, .... 










. 11 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Obtaining money by false pretence, 
Rude and disorderly conduct, . 
Setting fire on land of another. 
Stubborn child, 
Suspicious persons, 



Total, 



119 

7 

32 

3 

1 

7 

275 



Of the above cases, 134 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offences, to wit : 



Arson, attempt at . 








1 


Assault and battery. 








10 


Assault of an aggravated nature, 








2 


Assault on officer, .... 








1 


Attempt to rape, .... 








1 


Burglary, ..... 








1 


Breaking glass, .... 








2 


Cruelty to animals, . . . . 








1 


Common prostitute, 








3 


Defrauding hotel-keeper, 








1 


Evading car- fare, .... 








8 


Intoxication, ..... 








52 


Keeping liquor for sale, . 








17 


Keeping beer for sale. 








11 


Keeping saloon open on Sunday, 








2 


Keeping saloon open after 10 o'clock, 








3 


Larceny, ..... 








6 


Obtaining money by false pretence, 








6 


Rude and disorderly conduct, . 








5 


Stubborn child, . . . . . 








1 


Total, 








134 



And were disposed of as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fine, ..... 
Sentenced to the industrial school, . 
Ordered to recognize to appear at supreme court, 
Discharged by the court, .... 



109 

1 

18 

4 



120 CITY OF CONCORD. 



Nol. prossed, 



Total, 134 

Discharged without complaint, ..... 141 



Total, 275 

Twenty-one buildings have been found open, and secured. 
The whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station- 
house during the year was 223. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN CONNELL, 

City Marshal. 
Concord, Dec. 31, 1885. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



121 



REPORT OF THE ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council : 

The undersigned would submit the following report of the 
Police Department in Penacook, Ward 1, city of Concord, for 
the year ending December 31, 1885 : 



Whole number of arrests made during the year, 

Keeping intoxicating liquor for sale, 

Keeping open Sunday, 

Keeping open after 10 o'clock, 

Assault of an aggravated nature. 

Assault and battery, 

Larceny, 

Using profane language. 

Rude and disorderly conduct. 

For other officers, . 

Intoxication, . 

Obstructing sidewalk, 

Abusing a horse. 

Not paying their board bills. 

Total, . 



62 

1 
1 
1 
3 
2 
5 
1 
1 
2 
40 
1 
2 
2 



62 



Of the above cases, 31 were arraigned before the police court 
charged with the following offences, to wit : 



Keeping intoxicating liquor for sale, 

Keeping open Sunday, 

Keeping open after 10 o'clock. 

Assault of an aggravated nature. 

Assault and battery. 

Larceny, .... 

Using profane language, . 



122 



CITT OF CONCORD. 



Rude and disorderly conduct, . 
Intoxication, . . . . 



1 

19 



Total, 31 

And were disposed of by the court as follows : 



Sentenced to pay fine, 

Nol. pressed, . . . . 

Total, . . . . 
Delivered to other officers. 
Discharged without complaint, 

Total, . . . . 



29 

2 



31 
2 

29 



62 



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

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES H. GREEN, 

Assistant City Marshal. 
Penacook, Dec. 31, 1885. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 123 



REPORT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. 



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

The Police Justice hei'evrith submits the thirty-third annual 
report relating to the business transacted by him during the 
year 1885. 

Ninety-four civil actions have been entered in the Police 
Court during the year. 

One person of foreign birth has been admitted to full citizen- 
ship. 

Six other like persons have filed their primary declarations of 
intention to become citizens. 

One hundred and seventy-four arraignments of persons 
charged with the commission of criminal offences have been 
made before the Police Justice. 

The character and disposition of those cases, with which the 
City Marshal and the Assistant City Marshal were connected, 
are stated 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, . . . $106.07 
For fines arising from the same, . . 632.00 
For fees arising from civil actions, . . 49.17 



And discharges himself as follows : 
Paid expenses, etc., .... $9.17 

Paid to city treasurer, .... 778.07 



$787.24 



$787.24 



SYLVESTER DANA, 

Police Justice. 
Concord, December 31, 1885. 



124 CITY OF CONCORD. 



REPORT OF THE SPECIAL JUSTICE. 



To the City Council: 
The Special Police Justice submits the following report : 
During the past year there have been only four criminal ar- 
raignments before him. 

He charges himself as follows : 
For costs on criminal cases, . . . $4.00 
'' fines " " ... 16.00 

$20.00 

And discharges himself as follows : 
To cash paid city treasurer, ...... $20 

B. E. BADGER, 

Special Police Justice. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 125 



REPORT OF THE CITY SOLICITOR. 



To the City Council: 

The only civil suits, or legal proceedings of any kind, now 
pending in which the city is interested, are, — the action of Patrick 
Kelley against Concord, which is a suit in which Mr. Kelley 
claims three thousand dollars damages on account of injuries 
he alleges he received from a fall upon the sidewalk in Pena- 
cook ; the process was served on the city February 5, 1885, and 
the matter would probably have been tried at the last October 
term of the supreme court but for the illness of counsel. 

Also, the suit of Engel against Concord (which is a disputed 
claim for services on the highway) has beeo continued on the 
docket for a variety of reasons. 

Various claims made against the city during the year have 
been kept out of the courts by reason of their amicable adjust- 
ment by the committee on accounts and claims. 

HENRY W. STEVENS, 

Solicitor. 
December 31, 1885. 



126 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



LIQUOR AGENTS' REPORTS. 



J. F. Cotton in 


account ivith City of Concord 




1884. 










Aug. 30. 


Sales of August, 


1884, 


$47.80 


Sept. 


u 


Septembei 


(( 


52.55 


Oct. 


1. ; 


October, 


li 


40.51 


Nov. 


(( 


November 


1 • 


47.35 


Dec. 


Cl 


December 


• 


25.60 


1885. 










Jan. 


l( 


January, 


1885, 


23.13 


Feb. 


I ( 


February, 


a 


19.20 


March. 


i( 


March, 


" 


26.48 


April. 


k I 


April, 


" 


22.10 


May. 


u 


May, 


" 


10.42 


June. 


(c 


June, 


" , 


14.55 


July. 


(I 


July, 


" 


24.85 


Aug. 


(I 


August, 


" 


14.55 




(I 


Penacook agency. 


14.25 



$383.34 



EXPENSES. 

1884. 
U. S. license. 
Expense to Manchester, 
Receipt-books, . 
Expense to Boston, . 
Sealing and repairing measures. 
Corks, paper, and tumblers. 
Help, 

Trucking from City hall, 
Freight from Boston, 
Trucking, . 
Tags, 



$18.75 

1.00 

10.00 

4.00 

.60 
1.30 

.50 
1.15 
4.18 

.40 

.10 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



127 



Paid J. W. Johnson, 


. $1.81 


Insurance, .... 


8.00 


Hutchins's bill, .... 


9.29 


U. S. license, .... 


. 25.00 


Expense to Manchester, . 


1.00 


Extra for rent, 10 months, 


. 62.50 


Truckiuo;, .... 


1.50 


Wood and lights. 


. 23.00 



Paid to city treasurer, . . 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. COTTON, 



$174.08 
$209.26 



$209.26 



Agent. 



PENACOOK AGENCY. 



J. Irving Hoyt in account vjith City of Concord : 
Total receipts from sales of liquor furnished by 
the city, ...... 



Amount paid city treasurer, . 

Respectfully submitted. 



$145.10 



$145.10 



J. IRVING HOYT, 

Agent. 



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. 131 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES. 

To the City Council: 

The Trustees of the public library present their report for the 
year ending January 31, 1886. Accompanying this are the 
reports of the Librarian and the Treasurer, which are respect- 
fully submitted. 

During the year very good progress has been made toward 
making our library as complete in the walks of general litera- 
ture as the money at our disposal would warrant, but the end is 
still far off, even under these circumstances. The annual ap- 
propriation, it must be borne in mind, is not wholly available 
for the purchase of books, about half being used for that pur- 
pose. The remainder is expended for salaries, rents, fuel, gas, 
binding, and other expenses incident to the proper maintenance 
of our trust. 

When so much is needed, a thousand dollars a year goes but 
a little way toward filling up the gaps that exist, for, besides 
the incompleteness of many subjects, the current books of the 
da}' must be purchased, or we should fall sadly behind in public 
expectation. A public library should contain books in all 
branches of knowledge. It should cater to all healthful tastes, 
and become the repository of all material necessary to a thor- 
ough education. It should be, in the broadest sense of the 
word, the people's college. Books alone can bring this about, 
and books cost money. 

The city of Concord has been liberal in everything connected 
with its welfare and adornment. It has literally made the wil- 
derness glad ; but when we come to the matter of its library the 
record is not pleasant. But little attention has ever been de- 
voted to the enlargement or nourishment of this important 
social factor. It has almost been let alone, and the result of 
this thirty years of mistaken policy is painfully manifest. For 



132 CITY OF CONCORD. 

years the library was hidden away in the upper story of an 
almost inaccessible court-house, a place so difficult to reach as 
to deter public patronage, and to cause a widespread indiffer- 
ence toward the institution and its needs. This has been chang- 
ed, and the present rooms give satisfaction to the constantly 
increasing number of readers. 

Concord has the reputation of being a literary centre, and its 
public schools are the pride of its people ; but strangely enough, 
in all the years that the library has been in existence, but two leg- 
acies have been left to it. There is something wrong, or the lib- 
erally disposed citizens would have bequeathed more than $2,000 
to its support. But this small sum is in generous proportion to 
the appropriations of the city. In thirty years the library has 
received from the public treasury $23,531.07, a large part of 
which must be reckoned in as running expenses, thus leaving 
not more than half the amount for the purchase of books. Five 
hundred dollars a year cannot be considered an extravagant sum 
for the support of a public library among a community so intel- 
ligent and so increasing as our own. Not many years ago the 
Home for the Aged was established without a single dollar of 
funds : to-day its friends rejoice that its permanent endowment 
puts the home beyond the pale of experiment. The same may 
be said of the City Hospital. Let the Public Library be known 
as a cherished and fostered institution, and funds will soon be 
forthcoming. 

At present a library building may be impracticable, but, with 
the school-district out of debt, it seems but reasonable and fair 
to vote an appropriation which shall be large enough to meet our 
present urgent wants, and which may be wholly applied for the 
purchase of books. 

Respectfully submitted. 

WM. L. FOSTER. 

CHARLES R. CORNING. 

ABIAL ROLFE. 

JOSEPH T. CLOUGH. 

PAUL R. HOLDEN. 

JAMES S. NORRLS. 

WILLIAM W. FLINT. 
Concord, January 1, 1886. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 133 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

To the Trustees of the Concord Public Library : 

Nine hundred and twenty-three books have been added to the 
library during the year now closing, of which one hundred and 
niuet}' were purchased from the income of the Lyon and Pierce 
legacies. Five hundred and fifty-three were purchased from the 
city appropriation ; and one hundred and eighty were presented 
by national and state officials and individuals. 

Among the donations to the library are twenty-five bound vol- 
umes of the Concord Daily Monitor, and three bound volumes of 
the Index)endent Statesman, presented by the Republican Press 
Association ; eight bound volumes and unbound files of the 
New Hampshire Statesman, by George El. Jenks, Esq., making, 
with others previously received, a complete file of the Statesman 
from 4 July, 1851, to 24 September, 1885, and with the excep- 
tion of one half yearly volume, a complete file of the Monitor 
from 1 January, 1871, to 30 June, 1884. 

Partial files of the New Hampshire Patriot have been secured 
from 25 April, 1809, to 1 January, 1819, and complete files of 
same from 1 January, 1819, to 1 January, 1829, and nearly com- 
plete files of the Neio Hampshire Statesman from 18 February, 
1826, to 31 December, 1831. 

A collection of pamphlets, written or published by citizens of 
Concord, has been commenced, and partial files of the annual 
reports of state institutions located in Concord have been col- 
lected. To these collections donations are solicited, and will be 
thankfully received. 

Since the first of October last the daily average of books given 
out has exceeded one hundred volumes ; and a large increase of 
the patrons of the library has been secured in Wards 1, 2, and 3. 

Many of the older books are badly worn and defaced, and 
some are quite imperfect. These should be replaced by new 
ones. For books printed on paper made largely of wood, and 
miserably bound, three or four years' service in a public library 
is all that can be reasonably expected. 
Respectfully submitted. 

D. F. SECOMB, Librarian. 

Concord, December 31, 1885. 



134 



CITV OF CONCORD. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

To the City Council: 

The balance on hand January 1, 1885, was $518.55, to which 
has been adcled city appropriation $2,000 and library receipts of 
8268.75, making a total of $2,787.30 as available funds for the 
purposes of the library. Of this sum $2,000 has been expended 
as per itemized account in the expenses of the cit3', and $639.92 
from the funds in the hands of the treasurer in addition to the 
appropriation, leaving a balance of $147.38 in the treasurer's 
hands to be carried to the next year. 

BALANCE SHEET. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1< 
Received from city, 
Receipts of library. 



8518.55 

2,000.00 

268.75 





Cr. 




Paid as per city account, 




. $2,000.00 


Chas. Scribner's Sons, 




202.28 


E. C. Eastman, 




366.76 


D. L. Guernsey, 




70.88 


Balance cash on hand, . 




147.38 



1,787.30 



},787.30 



TRUST ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 

Balance cash on hand Jan. 1, 1885, 
Received int. from Pierce fund, 
Lyon " 



Cr. 



By paid for books, 
cash on hand, . 

Respectfully submitted. 



$240.00 
60.00 
60.00 



$240.00 
120.00 



$360.00 



$360.00 



W. P. FISKE, 

Treasurer. 



CEMETERIES. 



135 



CEMETERIES. 



To the City Council : 

The Cemetery Committee respectfully submit the following 
report for the year ending December 31, 1885 : 

BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance in hands of committee Dec. 31. 1884, 

per report, $722.06 

Received from amount due and uncollected, Dec. 31, 1885 : 



J. W. Ranlet, repairing lot, 

J. & B. A. Kimball, care of lot, 

L. C. Woods, " 

John Barron, " 1883-'84, . 

R. P. Sanborn, labor of men 1^ day, 

G. F. Kelley, repairing lot, 

B. G. Tucker, for wood, . 
James B. Colby, care of lot 1883-84, 
J. F. Webster, '' " 
Mary Wood, " " 

F. P. Swazy, mowing lot, . 

J. S. Russ, mowing and care of lot 1883-'84 

C. C. Danforth, care of lot, 
Mrs. H. M. Walker, " 
Sylvester Marsh estate, care of lot 1883-'84 

G. L. Lovejoy, digging graves, . 
A. C. Fisher, " 
Mrs. Edgerly, repairing lot, 
Mrs. W. A. Church, " 1883-'84, 



$4.70 
8.05 
2.00 
4.90 
2.25 
1.00 
3.50 
4.00 
3.00 
3.25 
1.50 
4.00 
6.00 
4.00 
3.00 

76.50 
6.00 
5.85 
2.00 



136 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Porter Crnne, repairing lot, 

R. M. Ordway, " 1883-'84, 

Mrs. H. C. Sanborn, care of lot. 

Miss F. A. Goss, plumbing stone, 

Rev. Silas Curtis, care of lot 1883-'84, 

Mrs. P. R. George, " 

R, H. Ayer, " 

R. Burt, 

Mrs. G. H. Mansfield, repairing lot, 

B. F. Caldwell, care of lot, 

J. M. Hill, " 

Mrs. Howarth, " 

John McCauley, " 



$4.65 
2.00 
1.50 
.50 
5.00 
3.00 
2.50 
3.30 
6.66 
2.00 
3.25 
1.25 
1.75 



Received from labor, &c., for 1885, as follows : 

Geo. L. Lovejoy, digging graves to Oct. 31, 

1885 $240.25 

A.C. Fislier, digging graves to Dec. 9, 1885, 53.50 

Geo. L. Browu, repairing lot, . . . 25.00 

Beuj. Gage, "... 16.00 
Edward Nason, . . . . .11.00 

Charles Peaslee, 11.00 

Gust. Walker, moving remains, . . 15.00 

Gust. Walker, mowing lot, . . . .50 

Mrs. Emma Brown, repairing lot, . . 22.00 

William Ladd, " . . 7.50 

Mrs. C. J. Bates, " . . 30.00 

Mrs. Annette Tuclver, removing remains, . 5.00 

Wilson Morton, " . 3.00 

Mrs. N. White, care of lot, . . . 17.75 

Mrs. D. Warde, " ... 5.50 

Jos. H. Abbott, " ... 13.00 

D. T. Holdeu, " . . . 5.00 

Abby Jane Moore, repairing lot, . . 10.00 

James McLaughlin, " . . 30.00 

A. P. Fitch, care of lot 3.95 

McFarland, care of lot, . . . 4.00 

H. L. Dodge, " . . . 3.00 



$182.86 



CEMETERIES. 



137 



Joseph Palmer, care of lot, 

Kenniston, hay, 

Estate of Dr. Haynes, repairing lot, . 
Charles H. Shute, labor on lot. 
Estate of Button Woods, labor on lot. 
Estate of J. L. Pickering, " 

Miss Fowler, " 

Wilson Morton, " 

Mrs. Hill, moving remains, 
Mrs. John Lamprey, labor on lot, 
J. B. Merrill, moving remains, . 
Estate of J. R. Hill, moving remains. 
Estate of J. R. Hill, labor on lot, 

B. H. Kimball, care of lot, 
Mrs. Weed, " 
Stevens & Duncklee, grading and turfi 
Mrs. Geo. Lawrence, care of lot, 
Prescott & Duncklee, " 
John C. Thorn, " 
R. Burt, " 

C. C. Danforth, " 
C. H. Martin, " 
Geo. Lincoln, labor on lot, 
Orrin H. Bean, care of lot, 
Frank Coffin, " 
Charles H. Abbott, " 
L. K. Peacock, " 
James Blaisdell, " 
Mrs. James Blaisdell, care of lot, 
John McCauley, " 
G. H. Whittredge, " 
Stephen Webster, " 
A. C. Ferrin, " 
R. M. Ordway, " 
H. T. Smith, " 
W. F. Thayer, " 
A. S. Hammond, " 
H. W. Clough, " 
H. & O. Pitman, " 



ng lot. 



$4.00 

26.00 

15.00 

40.00 

30.00 

38.00 

15.00 

14.00 

4.00 

4.00 

4.00 

7.00 

3.00 

6.00 

3.00 

80.00 

2.50 

1.00 

.50 

1.00 

2.00 

1.00 

.50 

.50 

.50 

1.00 

1.00 

1.25 

1.00 

1.50 

.50 

1.00 

1.25 

1.25 

1.25 

1.00 

1.50 

1.25 

1.25 



138 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Miss Lever, care of lot, 

William Badger, care of lot, 

J. H. Gallingcr, 

S. Gill, 

S. Russ, 

B. F. Caldwell, 

T. Jones, 

Judge Sargent, 

Waldo S. Russell, 

Miss M. A. Abbott, 

Mrs. J. Hovvarth, 

Mrs. O. C. Baker, 

Mrs. R. E. Pecker, 

Mrs. T. B. Underbill, 

Blaney, 

Estate Asa Fowler, 

E. O. Jameson, 

Geo. T. Ambrose, 

John Ward well, 

Dr. Hildreth, 

Thomas Stuart, 

M. H. Bradley, 

Mrs. Trask, 

Dr. Tebbetts, 

E. H. Rollins, 

Henry Robinson, 

Ira Perley, 

Mrs. W. E. Green, 

H. T. Chickering, 

Cumraings & Young, 

George A. Blanchard, 

James Lauder, 

Isaac A. Hill, labor on lot, 

Charles Joy, care of lot, 

J. B. Coleman, " 

J. H. Albin, 

Stratton & Todd, ^' 

Ladd & Foster, " 

Mrs. Herrien, " 



$1.50 
1.00 
1.25 
1.00 
1.25 
1.50 
1.00 
2.50 
.50 
1.00 
1.25 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.50 
7.00 
1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
3.75 
1.00 
.50 
2.50 
2.00 
1.25 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.25 
1.00 
1.25 

16.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 



CEMETERIES. 



139 



J. M. Hill, care of lot, .... Si. 50 
Charles E. Thompson, care of lot, . . 1.00 

Received from trust funds, — 
W. F. Thayer, on account of James Mc- 

Question fund, ..... S6.50 

W. F. Thayer, on account of S. M. K. Ad- 
ams fund, ...... 17.50 

W. F. Thayer, on account of E. L. Knowl- 

ton fund, . . . . . .31.78 

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

fund 7.00 

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

fund, .' ". 6.00 

W. F. Thayer, on account of Mary Crow 

fund, 6.00 

W. F. Thayer, on account of Mary D. Hart 

fund 4.00 

W. F. Thayer, on account of Mrs. C. H. 

Newhall fund, ..... 4.66 



$929.45 



$83.44 



Received from W. F. Thayer, treasurer, 

int. on invested fund, .... 
Received for sale of lots to Dec. 2, 1885, $1,620.25 
Received for sale of lots of R. P. San- 
born, 1884, 42.50 



212.42 



,662.75 



Uncollected accounts assigned to John Hawkins in part pay- 
ment for labor, as follows : — 



Jacob Duncklee, fixing lot. 


$24.00 


Nat Weeks, "... 


10.00 


Mrs. Adam Finney, care of lot. 


4.50 


Abel Lamprey, " 


4.25 


Alvin Kimball, " 


1.25 


Mrs. H. H. Aldrich, fixing lot, . 


20.00 


Appian Aldrich, " . . 


20.00 


Harriet Miller, " . . 


15.00 



140 



CITT OF CONCORD. 



G. A. Cummings, care of lot, . 






$3.50 


Holden, " 






1.50 


Luther Lawrence, fixing lot, 






7.00 


Couch & Rowell, care of lot, 






1.00 


Harvey Williams, " 






1.00 


Willard Williams, " 






1.00 


Brown, " 






1.00 


Lockerby, " 






1.50 


T. E. Sawyer, " 






1.00 


Theodore H. Ford, " 






1.00 


PlT^tn'rlfrr '^ 






1.00 


i Itlobl ICl^c^ ■ 


Otis, " 






1.00 


Perry, 






.75 


Gust Walker, use of water. 






1.00 


N. Farley, 






1.00 


Morrill, care of lot, 






1.50 


Mary E. Caswell, " 






1.00 


Mrs. Dole, " 






2.00 


Mrs. Bixby, " 






.50 


W. P. Ford, 






.50 


Wiuu, " 






.50 


Olive Clifford, " 






1.00 


J. Nelson, " 






1.00 


Willard lot, care. 






1.00 


Swazey lot, " 






1.00 


Paul R. George, care of lot. 






1.50 


Rowell lot, " 






1.00 


Sweetzer lot, " 






2.00 


Mrs. Cushing, " 






2.00 


P. Dudley, " 






1.00 


James Colby, " 






1.25 


Rufus Clement, " 






1.00 


Cyrus Hill, 






1.00 


Bean's lot, " 






1.25 


John Stokes, " 






2.25 


Mrs. Gay, 






1.00 


Chandler lot, " 






1.25 


J. Barron, " 






1.25 


C. E. Harrington, " 






1.25 





CEMETERIES. 




141 


G. P. Haynes, care 


of lot. 


$1.25 




James Munns, 






1.25 




H. Bundy, 






1.25 




H. S. Fairbanks, 






.75 




Lorenzo Ordwaj', 






1.25 




Chas. Thompson, 






1.00 




Chas. Virgin, 






1.00 




West lot. 






2.00 




Jonathan Sanborn, 






1.25 










S163.25 








$3,956.23 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid as follows for contracts of 1884 unpaid Dec. 31, 1884 
B. G. Tucker, digging graves, . . . $72.00 



R. P. Sanborn, one faucet, 

R. P. Sanborn, di'essing, 

R. P. Sanborn, 5 days' labor. 

Paid for labor, etc., for 1885, as follows 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, rakes and bas 



kets. 






. $2.20 


2 shovels, . 






2.50 


2 rakes, 






1.05 


Nails and tacks. 






.27 


Grass seed. 






2.00 


a 






1.00 


Can and oil. 






.50 


2 scythes. 






1.50 


Printing notices. 






.75 


Lovejoy, for canvass, 






7.00 


Wrench and oil. 






.80 


Wilson, repairing lawn-mower, . 


1.50 


Kenniston, drawing turf 


and loam. 


. 32.75 


2 scythes. 


• 


1.50 


Bradley, for loam. 


. 


. 10.00 


Weighing hay, . 


. 


.60 


Wrench, . 




. 


.10 



.75 
15.70 
10.00 



.45 



142 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Tacks, 

J. Hawkins, plants for Knowlton lot, 

J. Hawkins, plants for Adams lot, 

Kenniston, drawing turf and loam, 

G. L. Theobald, teaming, . 

Water bill, 

M. H. Bradley, turf and loam, 

Isaac A. Hill, turf, . 

J. H. Chase, 50 feet of hose. 

Dodge & Bickford, horse 2 days, 

Benjamin Tucker, 172 days' labor. 



M 


. Murphy, 


170 


S. 


McCauley, 


139 


A. 


Evans, 


48 


P. 


Drew, 


102 


T. 


Fox, 


66 


J. 


Hawkins, 


174 



J. Hawkins, 154 days' labor, team. 
Allowed J. Hawkins for collecting un 

bills 

John P. Durrell, dump-cart. 



paid 



$ .10 

7.50 

7.00 

35.25 

6.75 

16.00 

33.30 

38.00 

5.50 

3.00 

301.00 

255.00 

208.50 

72.00 

153.00 

99.00 

348.00 

154.00 

15.03 

80.00 



Paid city treasurer one half sale of lots. 

Balance in hands of J. H. Chase, treas. 



$1,903.95 

810.12 

1,143.71 

$3,956.23 



OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 



Balance in hands of committee, per report, 
December 31, 1884, .... 



).23 



Received from 
R. P. Sanborn, uncollected bill for 1884, 
J. Stickney, care lot, 
Mrs. Warner, digging grave, 
Mrs. Morris, moving remains, . 
J. Holman, hay, .... 



65.00 
6.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 



$22.00 



CEMETERIES. 143 

Trust funds, — 

"W. F. Thayer, for interest on invested 

fund, $42.62 

W. F. Thayer, for interest on Wentworth 

fund, 4.00 

W. F. Thayer, for interest on T. French 

fund, 4.00 

$50.62 



152.85 



EXPENDITURES. 

A. Evans, 14 days' labor, .... $21.00 

B. G. Tucker, 6 days' labor, . . . 10.50 
P. Drew, mowing, and cleaning grave- 
stones, as per contract, .... 35.00 

Lewis A. Leavitt, brealcing avenues, . 1.50 

Balance in hands of J. H. Chase, treasurer, 84.85 



$152.85 



J. H. CHASE, 

J. E. KOBERTSON, 

JAMES MINOT, 

Committee. 
Concord, N. H., Dec. 31, 1885. 



EAST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

To the City Council : 

The committee of Pine Grove cemetery respectfully submit 
the following report for the year ending Dec. 31, 1885 : 

Cash on hand January 1, 1885, . . . $55.34 
Interest on fund in treasurer's hands, . 1.37 

Sale of material, . . . . . .10 

" lots, 45.00 

$101.81 



144 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Expense providing well, removing bodies, 

and repairs, ...... $47.04 

Paid city treasurer on account of lots sold, 12.50 

Cash on hand, ...... 42.27 

$101.81 

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

Cemetery Committee. 



WEST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

To the City Council: 

The Cemetery Committee submit the following for the year 
ending December 31, 1885 : 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1885, 
Received from sale of lots. 

Paid city treasurer one half sale of lots, 
Paid for care and improvement of grounds. 
Cash on hand, ...... 



$15.93 
21.00 


$10.50 

16.82 

9.61 



$36.93 



$36.9a 



Respectfully submitted, 

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

Cemetery Committee. 
West Concord, N. H.,Dec. 31, 1885. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



I herewith submit the annual report of the Fire Department 
of the city of Concord for the 3'ear ending December 31, 1885, 
embracing a list of fires and alarms, with losses and insurance, 
compiled from authentic sources, and also embodying the rolls 
of membership of the several organizations, and other data of 
public interest. 

CONGRATULATORY. 

In my report for 1884 I took occasion to congratulate our 
people upon the remarkable immunity we had enjoyed during 
that year from serious or even ordinary fires, aud their attend- 
ant calamities. The year 1885 has been almost exceptionally 
similar in our business centres, and, excluding the outlying dis- 
tricts beyond the aid of any portion of this Department, the 
losses have been comparatively insignificant. In the Precinct 
they sum up $2,385.39 ; insurance, $1,955.39, At Penacook, 
$1,045; insurance, $855. In outlying districts, $17,000; in- 
surance, $13,100. Total losses, $20,430.39 ; insurance, 
$15,910.39. Three fires in outlying portions of the city, aggre- 
gating the sum of $16,000, and constituting nearly four fifths of 
the entire loss, each occurred almost upon the very outside of 
the municipal limits, and all far beyond our call or assistance. 
The favorable result in the Precinct is largely due to the prompt 
responses invariably made to alarms by the Department, no less 
than to its general efficiency. The infrequency of fires which 
has with remarkable good fortune characterized the compact 
portion of our city during the past two years, would very 
naturally induce laxity in the fire service, but discipline has 
been well sustained, and the esprit de corps of the Department 
has at all times been excellent. 
10 



146 CITY OF CONCORD. 

There have been eleven box alarms during the year, viz., one 
each from boxes 18, 27, 32, 41, 42, 43, and 45, three from box 
25, and one from boxes 5 and 25 at the same alarm. 

Upon reference to the list of fires and alarms it will be ob- 
served that defective chimneys have been the most fruitful source 
of fires. In numerous instances, not detailed, assistance has 
been summoned from the Central Station, or rendered by the 
engineers and firemen in the vicinity of localities where prop- 
erty was endangered by burning chimneys, and consequently no 
loss has been sustained, and an alarm has invariably been 
avoided. The Department stands ready at all times to afford 
aid of this character, and the practice of sending to the Central 
Station or the hose-houses in such emergency has very generally 
obtained among the people of the Precinct, and is a most com- 
mendable one, often obviating the necessity of a general call. 

FORCE, &c. 

The force of the Department is as follows : In the Precinct, 
at the Central Station, two second-class Araoskeag steamers, — 
" Kearsarge," with " Kearsarge Hose" (16 men), and "Gov. 
Hill," relief steamer, with "Eagle Hose" (12 men). The hose- 
carriages are both of Amoskeag manufacture, first-class. Hook 
and Ladder carriage, "City of Concord" (20 men). All the 
apparatus is drawn by horses. All the men in these compa- 
nies are call men. The permanent employes are steward, assist- 
ant steward, and three drivers. There are six horses, besides 
the steward's horse, alwa^'s 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 (28 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. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 147 

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. 

The board of engineers consists of chief and three assistants 
in the Precinct, and one assistant each at Penacook, East Con- 
cord, and West Concord. Tlie entire force numbers 172 men, — 
81 in Precinct, and 91 outside. 

The apparatus has been properly tested at regular intervals. 

The protection of personal property and the control of its 
removal are in the charge of the city marshal and police force, 
and whenever required have been promptly and properly ren- 
dered. 

HOUSES AND APPARATUS. 

All the properties of the city connected with this Department 
have been properly cared for during the year. In the three 
outer wards, the assistant engineers, having control of the 
houses and providing supplies, and the stewards of companies in 
charge of apparatus, are entitled to much credit for the per- 
formance of their duties. In the Precinct the hose-houses and 
apparatus have been well attended to by the stewards. A new 
and modern furnace has been placed in the "Alert" house. At 
the Central Station, the steward, assistant steward, and team- 
sters have been constant in attendance, and faithful and unremit- 
ting in their services. The Central Station has long held a 
widespread reputation for its order, neatness, convenience, and 
elegance. It is visited daih^ by considerable numbers, and the 
employes have been uniformly courteous and attentive in show- 
ing its apartments and apparatus. Our citizens have felt a just 
pride in introducing their friends from abroad to its inspection. 
Its register for the year contains entries of nearly fifteen hun- 
dred names of visitors from all parts of our state and of the 
Union. 

HOSE. 

In the spring of the current year, the city purchased of Messrs. 
James Boyd & Sons, of Boston, two thousand feet "Paragon" 
hose, similar to that supplied by the same firm at various 
times during the past five years. Six hundred feet of this hose 
was assigned to Penacook, making the complement of fabric hose 



148 CITY OF CONCORD. 

of the ''Pioneer" steamer eight hundred feet, with a reserve of 
eleven hundred feet of leather hose. The latter is occasionally 
called into requisition by reason of the limited vpater-supply, 
often requiring unusual length of lines to reach buildings in the 
outer sections of that village. The Precinct Department re- 
ceived the balance of this hose, and each of its four carriages 
now carries seven hundred feet fabric hose. We have at the 
Central Station six hundred feet additional of fabric, and about 
two thousand feet of leather hose. The last named is all old 
and unreliable, and can hardly be considered serviceable. It is 
used only, for very short periods of time, during the drying out 
of the fabric hose after fires, when it is placed upon the reels 
temporarily. An additional amount of two thousand feet fabric 
hose will soon be a necessity. This quantity would constitute 
an ample supply for general use and change, also. It is due 
the "Paragon" hose to state that we have had a thousand feet 
in use for nearly five years. It has never been ruptured, is 
now in excellent condition, and will safely bear a water-pressure 
of more than two hundred pounds, double the ordinary steamer 
pressure and quadruple the hydrant pressure at fires. 

EXPENSES. 

The expenditure for the past year has been $11,192.14, being 
about the amount of the ordinary running expenses of the De- 
partment for the years 1883 and 1884. In addition, the sum of 
$1,547.26 was paid by special appropriation for the purchase of 
new hose. These expenses compare favorably with other New 
Euo-land cities. The incalculable advantages of the fire-alarm 
telegraph, the abounding water and hydrant facilities, the per- 
fection of apparatus, and the capacity and convenience of our 
station, hose, and engine-houses, and the intelligent and well- 
trained corps of men in service, have accomplished in late years 
very marked results, which are apparent to every citizen. The 
conflagrations of fifteen or twenty years ago, when our losses on 
property, of much less value than at present, rarely fell below 
$50,000 annually, and frequently approximated doubU; that sum, 
can now hardly be repeated ; and, notwithstanding the very 
considerable expense in keeping up to its present standard a 
department like ours, there is no complaint among the tax-pay- 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 149 

ers, and do one would desire to curtail its privileges aud 
resources, aud exchauge the conditions. 

FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

It would be an act of supererogation, after what has been said 
in my previous reports, to comment here upon the great value 
of the fire-alarm telegraph, in a community where it is so fully 
appreciated. It demonstrates itself, and shows conclusively 
that by it 

•' A little fire is quiokl)' trodden out, 
Which, being suffered, rivers cannot quench;" 

and its efficiency, since its introduction, has been made more 
apparent in the very small amount we find constituting the fire 
losses in the compact portion of the city, where it has been 
available. I am of the opinion that it would be good policy to 
increase its capacities, putting in two additional circuits, and 
exchanging the present two-circuit repeater in the Central Sta- 
tion for a four-circuit, and by the erection of three or four 
more boxes at outer limits. It would render the alarm more 
certain aud reliable, and entail no increased care or expense in 
its maintenance. The cost of such an enlargement would proba- 
bly be Si, 200 to $1,500. 

NEW HYDRANTS. 

Five new hydrants have been erected during the year, viz. : — 
Two in the alley in rear of North Main street, one in Eagle court, 
the other at the intersection of the passway, south of Wood- 
ward's block ; one at the corner of School and Giles streets, 
near the jail ; two on Fruit street, one opposite Critchett's, the 
other at the corner of Clinton street. The whole number of 
public hydrants is now 109 ; private hydrants, 22. 

The placing of hydrants in the rear of the large business 
blocks on North Main street is a progressive and very commend- 
able measure, and I hope may be followed up until all the valu- 
able property on this street, between Pleasant and Centre 
streets, may be commanded by water-supply in its rear as well 
as its front. The cost will ver}' likely be more than compensated 
by a single fire. 



150 CITY OF CONCORD. 

INSURANCE PROFITS AND LOSSES. 

In my two previous reports, I discussed tlie subject of insur- 
ance, but onl}' as affecting tlie interests of our own city- I had 
gathered, from the annual returns of this Dei)artment, the losses 
and insurance of each 3'ear, commencing with 1873, the date of 
the introduction of Long Pond water ; and I now, for the pur- 
pose of record and reference, reproduce the table, with the ad- 
dition of the year 1885 : — 

Years. Losses. Insurance recovered. 

1873. $67,905.05 $51,909.51 

1874. 21,301.70 14,451.70 

1875. 20,410.00 16,294.00 

1876. 18,000.00 14,750.00 

1877. 9,000.00 6,800.00 

1878. 31,450.00 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 

1885. 20,430.39 15,910.39 



$336,401.99 6246,473.41 

The average loss for these thirteen consecutive years has 
been $25,877.08, and the average insurance recovered, 
$18,959,49. 

In my report for the year 1883, the statement was made, 
founded partly upon very full and unquestionable statistics, pro- 
cured with much pains and labor by the Board of Engineers in 
1869, and then published in detail in newspapers in Concord, 
and partly on information communicated to me personally at 
the time of preparing the report by two well known insurance 
agents of this city, that the sum annually paid for premiums on 
insurance of property in Concord was about $70,000. This 
statement was reiterated and commented upon in my report 
for the year 1884, and has never been publicly denied or con- 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. lol 

troverted. Accepting it for present purposes, the subjoined 
results of our insurance business are obtained : — 

Amount of annual premiums, 13 years at $70,000 

per annum, $910,000.00 

Less losses paid in same period, . . . 246,473.41 



Gross profits, . .... $663,526.59 

Deduct 33^ per cent., on premiums claimed as 
the average cost in the transaction of in- 
surance business, ..... $303,333.33 



Net profits, $360,193.26 

or nearly forty pe?* cent, on the entire receipts. 

If the insurance interests of the country have not been reason- 
ably prosperous and remunerative of late years, as has been 
claimed they have not, most assuredly we have added but little 
to their losses, and no fault lies with us ; and the foreign com- 
panies which, in a solid body (fifty-eight in number), recently 
withdrew their business in its entirety from our state, cannot 
complain of their adverse fortune in Concord, as they shake off 
upon us the dust from their feet in leaving tlie Capital. 

DWELLING-HOUSE INSURANCE IN PRECINCT. 

I desire to call the attention of the property-holders residing 
in the Precinct, who are accessible to the resources of the water- 
supply and fire-alarm and the protection of the Department, 
to the large insurance carried upon the dwelling-houses within 
its limits. Such insurance may not be excessive as covering a 
large or total loss, but the policy or necessity of placing very 
large amounts, in view of the possibility or probability of such 
a result, is exceedingly questionable. No dwelling-house has 
been burned in the compact portion of this city, involving a 
total loss, since the introduction of water thirteen years ago ; 
and few have been damaged to any veiT serious extent. In 
but three or four instances within my recollection has a single 
loss occurred during this time in excess of one thousand 
dollars. The losses on dwellings, including in nearly every 
instance, by reason of collective awards, the damage to contents, 
in the Precinct, for the past three years, have been as follows : 



152 CITY OF CONCORD. 

1883, $1,471.30— one single loss, $1,164.30; 18S4, $320.05; 
1885, $841.39 ; total, $2,632.74. The sura of two thousand dol- 
lars per anuumwill uuquestiouably cover the losses ou dwelling- 
houses since the erection of the alarm, and most probably for 
the entire term of hydrant supply. The more valuable dwelling- 
houses carry insurance varying from $3,000 to $10,000, and it 
is worthy the consideration of their owners whether they cannot 
themselves afford to assume some portion of the slight risks of 
very considerable losses, 

THE "VALUED POLICY" LAW. 

At the session of the legislature, held last summer, a bill was 
enacted, known to the public as the " valued policy" law. This 
act provides simply that an insurance company shall be liable, in 
cases of total loss, to the full amount written in the policy ; that 
in partial loss the company shall pay a sum equal in amount to 
the damage done ; that compacts and combinations, for the pur- 
pose of fixing rates, shall not be formed ; and that suits arising 
from disagreement shall be brought and maintained only in the 
courts of New Hampshire. It passed the House of Representa- 
tives bv a vote of nearly three to one, and the Senate by more 
than two to one, receiving the ready approval of the governor ; 
and it has been unquestionably sustained by an overwhelming 
preponderance of sentiment, both of the people and the news- 
paper press, through whose columns it has been freely and fully 
discussed. The passage of this law was followed almost im- 
mediately, and evidently with concert of action, by the with- 
drawal of every foreign insurance company transacting business 
in the state, leaving the public, which had been almost entirely 
dei)endent upon these underwriters, without apparent resource. 
With characteristic self-reliance and pluck, the emergency was 
met at once. A few mouths sufficed to develop the formation 
of both stock and mutual companies abundantly able to protect 
all our interests, and the incoming year will find the people of 
New Hampshire in a position requiring no aid from abroad. 

Without commenting upon the policy or merits of this law, 
or the seemingly ungracious action of the insurance companies, 
we shall unquestionably find most beneficial results arising from 
its enactment. First come increased attention and care of 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 153 

property at risk ; next, the reduction of large and unnecessary 
insurance, and the entire avoidance of the greatest of all evils, 
over-insurance ; and lastly, the provision of more ample means 
for the extinguishment of fires. All these will largeW decrease 
the losses, and, as a consequence, the amount expended for in- 
surance, and inure greatly to the public advantage. It is proper 
here to say, that the attention of the people residing in the vil- 
lages of this state has, in this connection, been called to the 
necessity of providing greater water facilities, both for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires and the promotion of convenience and 
health. Water-works have been erected in several localities 
during the past year, involving an expense varying from $5,000 
to $50,000 or more ; and the time is not far distant when every 
considerable community will demand its ample supply of pure 
water, and a failure in compliance will cut short its growth 
and prosperity and bring upon it public discredit. 

INCENDIARISM. 

In but one instance has a fire occurred within the Precinct in 
which there has been any suspicion of incendiarism. This re- 
sult is measurably attributable to the fear of detection, as the 
quick response assured by the fire-alarm, and the consequent ex- 
tinguishment of fire in its incipient stages, seldom fail to ex- 
pose the evidence of the crime. A single fire, in an outlying 
district, is charged to the incendiary. 

firemen's RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

In the winter of 1883-'84 the members of the Precinct Depart- 
ment formed a relief association, which had, at the date of its or- 
ganization, an endowment of $600. This sum has been increased 
by annual assessments, and amounts, January 1, 1886, to $804.13, 
well invested. No casualty has occurred since its organization, 
and consequently there has been no occasion for paj'ment of its 
benefits. 

ENGINEERS AND CITY OFFICIALS. 

During the past three years, in which I have, for the second 
time, held the oflflce of Chief Engineer, my labors have been 
lessened largely by my assistants and by the steward and other 



154 CITY OF CONCORD. 

employes at tbe Ceutral Station. The eugiueers have brought 
both experience and ability to their positions, and this is equally 
true of the others. Each has rendered me all possible aid, and 
with the uniform support and hearty cooperation of the mayor 
and members of the city government, in all things tending to 
promote the interests of this Department and its general ad- 
vancement, and with the unvarying expression of public confi- 
dence, we find ourselves well rewarded in the results of success- 
ful administration. 

CONCLUSION, 

In taking leave of this Department, I must express my 
acknowledgments to its officers and men for their constant 
and earnest efforts to sustain me, and for the unvarying cour- 
tesy and kindness of each and every one. My connection with 
it will always be, in its retrospect, a source of great pleasure 
and satisfaction. 

JOHN M. HILL, 
Chief Engineer Fire Department, 
Concord, December 31, 1885. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 155 



LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS. 



PRECINCT. 



January 2, 1885. House on Myrtle street, owned and occupied 
by John L. Jordan ; slight fire, with damage to bedding and 
carpet; accidental. Loss, $7 ; insurance, $7. No alarm. 

January 23. Box 25 ; north store. Merchants" block, 92 North 
Main street, owned by A. J. Prescott, and occupied by Robinson 
& Ballon and Wm. F. Dauforth & Son; fire in basement; set 
by gas jet; incendiary. Loss on building, $17 ; insurance, 
$17. Department all out. 

March 13. Box 41 ; cottage house 7 Lincoln street, owned 
and occupied by Joseph Elkius ; chimney burned out ; no dam- 
age. Department out except Alert Hose. 

March 23. House 17 South State street, owned and occupied 
by Duane D. Brainerd ; accidental; slight damage to carpet. 
Loss, $5 ; insurance, $5. No alarm. 

April 26. House 21 Merrimack street, owned and occupied 
by James H. Chase ; fire around sheathing of grate and chim- 
ney-piece. Loss, $100 ; insurance. $100. No alarm. 

May 1. Second tenement Turner's block, 75 South Main 
street, owned by James Sanborn and occupied by Mrs. Noyes ; 
slight fire ; accidental. Loss, $10; insurance, $10. No alarm. 

May 5. House 19 Green street, owned by E. S. Nutter and 
occupied by Frank D. Owen ; chimney fire, doing considerable 
damage by heat and smoke. Nutter's loss, $51 ; Owen's loss, 
$75 ; insurance, $126. No alarm. 

May 28. Box 32 ; small house owned by Warde & Wes- 
ton on Giles street, and occupied by Freeman Burns ; sup- 
posed to have been set by children. Total loss, $300 ; insur- 
ance, $300. House adjoining, owned by Betsey J. Burleigh, 
slightly damaged. Loss, $59.64 ; insurance, $59.64. Depart- 
ment all out. 



156 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Juue 10. Box 42 ; slight fire on roof of an outbuilding at 
Ford & Kimball's foundry ; extinguished without loss. Depart- 
ment out except Alert Hose. 

June 29. Box 27 ; house 3 Tahanto street, owned and oc- 
cupied by Philip Flanders ; struck by lightning ; no damage by 
fire. Department all out. 

July 2. Box 43 ; house 4 Fayette street, owned by Mrs. 
Amanda J. Lund, and occupied by Geo. W. Wilson ; supposed 
accidental; fire in L and shed. Loss, $115.75; insurance, 
$115.75. Department out except Alert Hose. 

Jul\' 11. Boxes 5 and 25 ; Phenix stables, owned by heirs of 
James R. Hill, and occupied for livery by Dodge & Bickford ; 
fire in hostlers' quarters, second story ; supposed to have been 
caused by mice and matches. Slight loss ; Dodge & Bickford, 
on stock, $280 ; insurance, $280. Hill heirs, on building, $125 ; 
insurance, $125. Department all out. 

September 30. Box 18 ; barn on Blanchard street, owned by 
Walter S. Blanchard, and occupied in basement by Byron C. 
Hill, blacksmithing, and in upper section for storage ; sup- 
posed accidental. Total loss on building, $150 ; insurance, 
$150. The following parties lose on carriages, &c., stored: 
Norris & Crockett, $30 ; Perkins & Dudley, $250 ; A. M. Follet, 
$100 ; Hill's loss on tools, &c., $50, — all no insurance. James 
Iv. Kennedy, house adjoining, damaged $10 ; insurance, $10. 
Department out except Good-Will Hose. 

October 27. Laundry on Beacon street, occupied by John H. 
Toof ; slight fire in boiler-room. Loss, $5 ; insurance, $5. No 
alarm. 

November 6. Box 25 ; 6 : 15 p. m.. Merchants' block. North 
Main street ; fire in closet under stairway in hall of second story ; 
accidental ; probably spontaneous ; extinguished without loss. 
Department all out. 

November 6. Box 25; 9 : 10 p. m.. Building in rear of Cen- 
tennial block, owned by James R. Hill & Co., and occupied 
by James Blakeley, blacksmith ; supposed accidental. Slight 
loss on building, $37 ; insurance, $37. Department all out. 

November 14. House owned and occupied by Mrs. Goin 
Thompson. Hall street ; slight fire from defective chimney. 
Loss, $8 ; insurance, $8. No alarm. 



CHIEF engineer's REPORT. 157 

November 22. Box 45 ; store 105 South Main street, owned 
by George W. Whittredge, and occupied by Lewis B. Hoit & 
Co., grocers ; defective chimney arrangements. Small loss, $50 
on building, S450 on stock ; insurance, $500. Department out 
except Alert Hose. 

November 28. House 7 Pine street, owned by Mrs. Amos 
Dodge, and apartments occupied by Fred Reed ; probably from 
a match carelessly thrown aside ; clothing destroyed. Loss on 
clothing, $50 ; house, $10 ; insurance, $60. No alarm, 

November 29. House 21 Merrimack street, owned and occu- 
pied by James H. Chase ; fire communicated to curtains by gas 
jet ; curtains and carpet damaged. Loss, $40 ; insurance, $40. 
No alarm. 

Aggregate losses in Precinct, $2,385.39 ; insurance, $1,95.5.39. 

PENACOOK. 

March 21. Tenement house on Cross street, owned by John 
S. Brovvn ; defective chimney. Loss, $45 ; insurance, $45. 
Pioneer responded. 

March 30. Dwelling-house on Main street, near the cemetery, 
owned and occupied by John Gahagan ; defective chimney ; to- 
tal loss, $1,000 ; insurance, $810. Pioneer responded. 

Aggregate losses in Penacook, $1,045 ; insurance, $855. 

MAST YARD. 

October 2. Barn of Luther Runnells ; supposed incendiary. 
Loss, $200 ; insurance, $200. No alarm at Penacook. 

EAST CONCORD. 

July 20. House and outbuildings, owned and occupied by 

Wm. F. Sargent ; supposed defective chimney. Total loss, 

$2,500; insurance, $1,900 — claim in litigation. No alarm in 
village. 

WEST CONCORD. 

August 29. Stone-shed of Kelleher & Casey; accidental. 
Loss, $800 on dressed stone, shed, and tools ; no insurance. 



158 CITT OF CONCORD. 

OTHER LOCALITIES. 

July 24. House aud outbuildings on South street, near Bow 
line, owned and occupied bv Michael Bateraan ; set by children. 
Total loss, $1,500; insurance, $1,000. No alarm in Precinct. 

July 26. Birchdale house, near Bow line, owned and occu- 
pied for summer boarding-house by Adams & Co. ; cause, sparks 
from burning chimney. Total loss, $12,000 ; insurance, $10,000. 
Furniture partially saved. No alarm in Precinct. 

SUMMARY. 

The losses for the entire city sum up $20,430.39, and the in- 
surance, $15,910.39 — each about three fourths the average for 
the twelve preceding years. The single loss of the Birchdale 
house, four miles distant from the city proper, constitutes nearly 
three fifths of the aggregate loss, and nearly two thirds of the 
insurance. In the Precinct the loss ($2,385.39) and the insur- 
ance ($1,955.39) are less than one eighth of the whole, and is 
smaller than for many preceding years, except that of 1884, 
when it amounted to $335.05 only. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



159 



EOLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 



1886 . 



John M. Hill. 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

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



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



William W. Allen, 



John E. Frte, 



ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

PRECINCT. 

Occupations. 
Carriage triaimer. 
Clerk, 
Deputy sheriff, 

WARD 1. 
Merchant, 

WARD 2. 

Farmer, 



WARD 3. 
Harrison Partridge, Merchant, 



D. B. Newhall, Clerk of Board. 



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 Pire-AIarm. 
Willis K. Wingate, Assistant at Central Station. 

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



160 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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

OFFICERS. 
JOBN J. McKtJLTY, Foreman. William C. Green, Clerk. 

Charles C. YthK^cahRu, Asst. Foreman. James H. Sanders, ^'jtr/jneer and TV. 



Badge No. Names. 

11 John J, McNulty, 

12 Charles C. Blatichard, 

13 William C. Green, 
15 James H. Sanders, 
IG Charles H. Sanders, 

17 J. Edward Morrison, 

18 .James Arthur Toof, 

19 Sylvester T. Ford, 

20 Frank E. Heath, 

21 Charles H. Barrett, 

22 Thomas H. Cleary, 

23 William A. Sewall, 

83 Henry O. Powell, 

84 O. Smith Aldrich, 

85 Thomas J. Morrison, 

86 Harry S. Leavitt, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Machinist, 
Carriage painter, 
INIachinist, 
Carriage painter, 
Machinist, 
Miichiuist, 
Clerk, 
Moulder, 
Clerk, 

Hair-dresser, 
Moulder, 
Teamster, 
Blacksmith, 
Switchman, 
Carriage painter. 
Carriage painter, 



liesidences. 
Cor. Perley and State sts. 
64 So. State st. 

8 So. Main St. 

25 Perley st. 
7 Short St. 

40 West St. 

Cor. Union and Maple sts. 

41 Thorndike st. 
5 Rumford st. 

44 Washington st. 

26 Perley st. 

9 Short St. 

57 So. Spring st. 
Stickney's block, Main 8t. 
30 Downing st. 
99 So. Main st. 



87 Oscar Thomas, Steamer, Central Fire Station, 
14 James Mercer, Hose, Central Station, 
Steamer "Kearsarge" (two horses) is a second-class Amoskeag. 
horse) is a four-wheel, first-class Amoskeag. 



Hose carriage (one 



"EAGLE" HOSE COMPANY, No. 1. 

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

Fngineer. 

OFFICERS. 
John H. Toof, Foreman. 
George W. Johnson, Asst. Foreman. 



Jamks Hoit, 

Cleric and Treaswer. 



Badge No. Names. 

24 John H. Toof, 

25 George W. Johnson, 

26 James Hoit, 

30 William T. Packard, 

34 Ben. A. Calef, 

27 John C. McGilvray, 

35 Walter J. Coffin, 
29 E. Frank Winegar, 

31 William E. Perry, 
33 T. Edwin Sanborn, 
33 Jolin T. Kent, 

28 William R. Dudley, 

George E. 



MEMBERS. 

Occu2)atiO!is. 
Laundry man. 
Carriage painter. 
Clerk, 

Iron moulder, 
Clerk, 
Ji'j; sawyer, 
Harness maker, 
Cook, 
I'orter, 
Teamster, 
Wood-worker, 
Harness malcer, 
Minot, Central Station, 



Steamer "Gov. Hill" is a second-class Amoskeag. 
four-wheel, first-class Amoskeag. 



Residences. 
12 Green st. 
44 Downing st. 
28 No. Main st., room 16. 
42 Centre st. 
33 Green st. 
26 Maple st. 
12 No. State st. 

15 So . State st. 

4 Railroad square. 

16 Wall St. 
18 Maple st. 
6 Monroe st. 

Teamster. 

Hose carriage (one horse) is a 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



161 



ALERT" HOSE COMPANY, No. 2. 



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



OFFICERS. 



MEMBERS. 



Fred S. Johnson, Treasurer. 
Fred Earl, Steivard. 



ige 


No. Names. 




Occupations. 


Residences. 


37 


Charles A. Davis, 




Carriage builder, 


25 Washington st. 


38 


Henry Tucker, 




Moulder, 


Rumford, cor. Abbott st. 


39 


Fred Leighton, 




Printer, 


108 No. State st. 


40 


Edward A. Saltmarsh, 


Moulder, 


85 Rumford st. 


41 


Fred S. Johnson, 




Harness manufact" r. 


28 Centre st. 


42 


Hamilton W. Piper, 




Builder, 


44 Lyndon st. 


43 


Charles C. Hill, 




Hack man, 


46 Wasliington st. 


44 


James P. Harlow, 




Moulder, 


14 Chapel st. 


45 


Fred Earl, 




Moulder, 


41 Jackson st. 


46 


William J. Ahern, 




Merchant, 


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 a modern department wagon of Concord manufacture — W. S. Davis . 
Son. It is drawn by a single horse. 



"GOOD- WILL" HOSE C0:MPANY, No. 3. 



OFFICERS. 



John C. Mills, Foreman. 

Frank H. Blanchard, Asst. Foreman. 



Ira H. Maxfield, Clerk. 
Hikam O. Marsh, Treasurer. 



MEMBERS. 



Badge No. Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences, 


50 


John C. Mills, 


Blacksmith, 


32 Downing st. 


51 


Frank H. Blanchard, 


Blacksmith, 


62 Warren st. 


52 


Ira H. JIaxfleld, 


Teamster, 


55 So. Spring st. 


58 


Hiram O. JIarsh, 


Coal dealer, 


43 So. Main st. 


61 


Myron Chesley, 


Blacksmith, 


42 So. State st. 


56 


George A. Ordway, 


Painter, 


43 South St. 


60 


Herman SchafEer, 


Barber, 


93 So. Main st. 


53 


Charles W. Wilcox, 


Hack driver, 


32 So. State st. 


55 


Charles P. Xutter, 


Painter, 


39 Laurel st. 


59 


George H. Sawyer, 


Blacksmith, 


45 So. Main st. 


62 


William A. Bean, 


Organ maker, 


18 Mills St. 


57 


Edwin N. Humiston, 


Organ maker, 


81 So. Main st. 




Charles W. Wilcox, Teamster. 





Hose carriage is a four-wheel, second-class Amoskeag, drawn by a single horse. 
11 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



CITY OF CONCORD " HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, 

No. I. 

OFFICERS. 



NAroLEON B Burleigh, Foreman. 
Andrew L. Lane, Asst. Foreman. 



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



Badge 
No. 



Na7nes. 
Napoleon B. Burleigh, 
Andrew L. Lane, 
Eilward E. Lane, 
Frank P. Burn bam, 
Frank T. Bean, 
Charles E. Palmer, 
Will. W. Kennedy, 
Lucius D. Caldon, 
Joseph H. Lane, 
Charles S. Flanders, 
George A. Huntoon, 
Cyrus A. Abbott, 
Benjamin Ouellette, 
Philip Plummer, 
Thomas F. Symonds, 
Fred Rush low, 
George S. Kellom, 
John G. Wells, 
Daniel D. Jameson, 
Frank J. Hodgdon, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Machinist, N. R. R., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Blacksmith, A. D. Co., 
Woo l-worker. White's shops, 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Upholsterer, 

Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co , 
Carriage builder, 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, IST. R. R., 
Teamster, 



liesidencea. 

13 I'rince St. 
19 Perley st. 
Fremont st. 
11 Downing st. 
106 School St. 
112 School St. 
104 Rumford st. 
18 No. Main st. 
7 Laurel st. 

4 Avon St. 
l.S Laurel st. 
.•^o So. State st. 
10 Jefferson st. 
77 No. Spring st. 
6 Downing st. 

1 Pierce st. 

90 Washington St. 

30 Grove st. 

5 Stickney's B'k, Mainst. 
30 West St. 



Henry C. Robinson, Central Station, Teamster. 



Hook and Ladder truck is of Concord manufacture- 
by double horses. 



-Abbot-Downing Co. It is drawn 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



163 



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



OFFICERS. 



John H. Rolfe, Foreman. 

D. Warrkn Fox, Asst. Foreman. 

John B. Dodge, Clerk and Treasurer. 



John W. Powell, foreman o/fibse. 
George S. Locke, Enghieer. 
Enoch E. Rolfe, steward. 



Names. 
Johu H. Rolfe, 
D. Warren Fox, 
John B. Dodge, 
John W. Powell, 
George S. Locke, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
J. Edwin Marden, 
Joseph E. Symondg, 
Frank O. Emerson, 
Samuel G. Sanborn, 
David S. Marsh, 
Henry Rolfe, 
James Kelley, 
Edwin B. Prescott, 
George H. Sager, 
Abial W. Rolfe, 
George H. Tucker, 
Harry A. Clark, 
Harper S. Allen, 
Fred C. Ferrin, 
George W. Corey, 
Thomas C. French, 
John G. Ward, 
William P. Chandler, 
Ruel G. Morrill, 
Daniel Smith, 
Bai'ney Gunii, 
Allen C. Bean, 



MEMBERS. 

Occup'itions. 
Sash-maker, 
Clerk, 
Glazier, 
Moulder, 

Saw manufacturer, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Saw manufacturer, 
Table manufacturer. 
Engineer, 
Blacksmith, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Butcher, 
Machinist, 

Door, sash, and blind manufacturer, 
Blacksmith, 
Carpenter, 
Door-maker, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Farmer, 
Market-man, 
Carpenter, 
Teamster, 
Allen C. Bean, Teamster. 



liexidences. 
Summer st. 
Merrimack St. 
Merrimack st. 
High St. 
Merrimack st. 
Church St. 
Summer st. 
Summer st. 
Union st. 
Main st. 
Centre st. 
Penacook st. 
Church St. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Penacook st. 
High St. 
High St. 
Merrimack st. 
High St. 
Charles st. 
Charles st. 
Elm St. 
High St. 
Washington st. 
Summer st. 
Washington st. 
Summer st. 



Steamer " Pioneer " is a fourth-class Silsby. Hose carriage is a four-wheel Amoskeag. 



164 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



"OLD FORT" ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2. 

East Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



Joseph E. Plcmmer, Foreman. 
Harrison H. Carpenter, Asst. Foreinan. 
Cyrus E. Robinson, Clerk. 



John C. Hutchins, Treasurer. 
Thomas B. Dickkrman, Steward. 



MEMBERS. 



Names. 
Joseph E. Plummer, 
Harrison H. Carpenter, 
John C. Hutchins, 
Cyrus E. Robinson, 
Elbridge Emery, 
George H. Curtis, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Ami Dubia, 
Charles C. (Jhesley, 
Anthony P. Cate, 
Henry H. Bean, 
Orlaudo W. Coon, 
William L. Batcheldef; 
Albert H. Moores, 
Frank E. Tenuey, 
William H. Smith, 
William H. Knowles, 
James L. Potter, 
Thomas B. Dickerman. 
Edmund L. Sleeper, 
Rodolph Frost, 
Martin F. Kowell, 
Samuel G. Potter, 
George O. Robinson, 
Ross W. Cate, 
Charles H. Staniels, 
Walter Frost, 
James E. Allison, 
Samuel Davis, Jr., 
Fred S. Faruum, 



Occupations. 
Farmer, 
Hose-maker, 
Engineer, 
Hose-maker, 
Farmer, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Farmer, 
Stone-cutter, 
Blacksmith, 
Blacksmith, 
Farmer, 
Butcher, 
Farmer, 
Butcher, 
Painter, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Farmer, 
Painter, 
Carpenter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Farmer, 
Farmer, 
Hose-maker, 
Blacksmith, 
Watchman, 
Sectionmau, 
Teamster, 
Clerk, 
Farmer, 



Residences. 
Penacook street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Potter street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Shaker street. 
Eastman street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawiuut street. 
Shawmut street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Potter street. 
Portsmouth street. 
Mill street. 
Eastman street. 
Shawmut street. 
Potter street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Eastman street. 
Potter street. 
Appleton street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Pembroke street. 
Penacook street. 



Hunneman 5-inch cylinder hand engine, with hose jumper— drawn by hand 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



165 



"CATARACT" ENGINE COMPANY, No. 3. 



West Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



William A. Little, Foreman. 
John V. Spead, Asst. Foreman. 
Hiram E. Qdimby, Clerk. 



FiESCO P. Engel, Treasurer. 
Fred F. Tucker, Foreman of Hose. 
Herbert B. Peabody, Steward. 



MEMBERS. 



William A. Little, section hand. 
John V. Spead, section hand. 
Fiesco P. Engel, mill operative. 
Hiram E. Quimby, stone cutter. 
Fred F. Tucker, engineer. 
Herbert B. Peabody, stone cutter. 
James M. Grossman, blacksmith. 
Simeon Partridge, blacksmith. 
John E. Gay, quarryman. 
Abial C. Abbott, quarryman. 
William A. Martin, mill oiDerative. 
George Partridge, ftirmer. 
Edgar D. Eastman, carriage maker. 
Fred A. Eastman, carriage maker. 
J. Howard Holbrook, section hand. 



George W Kemp, mill operative. 
Andrew J. Abbott, farmer. 
Lewis Parmenter, blacksmith. 
Charles W. Corser, mill operative. 
Charles F. Roberts, butcher. 
Sherman T. Holmes, quarryman. 
Archie A. Clough, milkman. 
Willis H. Kellom, blacksmith. 
William Lynch, quarryman. 
William Silver, stone cutter. 
Corliss K. George, stone cutter. 
Frank A. Putney, stone cutter. 
John Morrison, quarryman. 
John E. Ryan, mill operative. 
Fred Bessie, stone cutter. 



[unneman 6-inch cylinder hand engine, with hose jumper — drawn by hand. 



166 CITY OF CONCORD. 



SUMMARY OF MEMBERS. 



IN PRECINCT. 



Engineers, ........ 4 

Steamer and Hose members, . . . . . 16 

Hose members, ....... 36 

Hook and Ladder members, ..... 20 

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



WITHOUT PRECINCT. 



— 81 



Engineers, ........ 3 

Members at Penacook, ...... 28 

Members at East Concord, ..... 30 

Members at West Concord, ..... 30 

— 91 

Total, 172 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 167 



REGULATIONS OF THE CONCORD PRECINCT 
FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS, JANUARY, 1874. 



Article 1. Any engine or hose company running out a line 
of hose from a hydrant or steamer shall be entitled to the pipe, 
although the hose of other companies ma}' 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 
foregoing article ; but any company furnishing the entire line, 
and receiving water from a steamer, the pipe shall belong to 
such company so receiving. 

Art. 3. Each engine and hose company shall have equal 
claim to the hydrants ; but it is enjoined upon the engine 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 necessary, such company having first laid 
its hose, and being ready to attach the same. 

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



168 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Art. 6. No company, while returuiug from a fire, vrill be 
allowed to proceed faster than a walk, and at all times to keep 
ou the right of the street. Drivers are strictly enjoined, in pro- 
ceeding to a fire, to use the utmost care and caution consistent 
with promptness. Racing between companies is forbidden 
under any circumstances. Any collision or casualty occurring 
to horses or apparatus will be considered a sufficient cause for 
the suspension of the driver in charge at the time. 

Art. 7. No member of any company shall leave the city with- 
out first informing his foreman ; no foreman or assistant engi- 
neer, without first notifying the chief engineer, in each case the 
party so leaving providing a substitute. 

Art. 8. In case of fire, the foi'eman first arriving shall be in 
command until the arrival of an engineer. 

Art. 9. Any order issued by the chief or an assistant engi- 
neer 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 m., 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 
duties 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 practice care and economy in feeding and general manage- 
ment. 

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

DiSTKiCT 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. 



LOCATIOX OF THE FIRE-ALARM BOXES. 

District No. 1. 

15. Main and Church. Keys atLarkin's store, 256 North Main ; Mark 
R. Holt's, 209 North Main ; George F. Kelley's, 258 North Main ; Horse 
Railroad stables, Fosterville. 

16. Franklin and Jackson. Keys at James Tucker's, 43 Franklin; 
Charles T. Iluntoon's, 47 Franklin ; John H. Stewart's, 125 North Main. 

17. Alert Hose-House. Keys at William S. Davis's, 25 Washington ; 
Charles C. Hill'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. Kellora'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. 



170 CITY OF CONCORD. 

25. Main and School. Keys at Willard &Co.'s store, 79 North Main ; 
Eagle hotel, 108-112 North Main; Phenix hotel, 44-46 North Main; 
Northern Railroad machine-shop office, and in hands of two watchmen. 

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

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

District No. 3. 

32. Warren and Pine. Keys at Obadiah jMorriU'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, INIasonic Temple ; 
Norris & Crockett's bakery, 18 South Main. 

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, 24 South. 

42. Good-Will Hose-House. Keys at Henry W. Clapp's, 38 South 
State; F. H. Upton's store, 47 South State; 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. Hoit's store. 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 Railroad, north end passenger station. Keys at Concord 
Railroad ticket-office, machine-shop office, and paint-shop, train-dispatch 
office, baggage-room, and in the hands of four watchmen. 

6. The Abbot-Downing Co. Keys at Abbot-Downing Co.'s office, 80 
South Main. 

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

Keys are also in the hands of the following persons : 
Chief-Engineer Hill, and Assistants JNlerrill, Newhall, and Tucker. 
Ex-Engineers Lauder, Haskell, Ladd, Lovejoy, and Bui-leigh. 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 171 

Steward Richardson, Assistant steward Wingate, and teamsters Robin- 
son, Thomas, Mercer, and JNlinot, at Central Station. 

City Marshal Connell, and officers 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, DeW. C. Everett, 
C. Leroy Gilmore, L. H. Carroll, J. H. Rowell, S. M. Griffin, B. Frank 
Hardy, Frank W. Blake, Frank D. Owen ; and George F. Page, Charles 
T. Page, and J. P. Jewell, Page Belting Co. 



FIRE-ALARM SIGNALS. 



1. Alarms rung in from boxes 41, 42, 43, 45, and 46, will not be re- 
sponded to by the Alert Hose mitil signalled. The signal to proceed to 
the fire will 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 fire, 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 requirement of a steamer from outside the Precinct, and will 
be responded to by Kearsarge and Eagle Hose companies alone. In case 
further aid is necessary, the box alarm from 34 (Central Station) will 
follow. 

(These rounds of eleven sti'okes, which are signals for the relief steam- 
er, 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. 



172 CITY OF CONCORD. 

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

Oood-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 INIonday 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 tlien 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 bells will be struck 
from the button of a box, alternating 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, four mechanical tappers, one repeater, and three indicators. 

On the extension line are seventeen call-bells. 

The battery consists of eighty cups for the main line, and five cups for 
the extension. 

The alarm was put up in 1880 by Edwin Rogers, 27 Federal street, 
Boston, Mass. 



RESERVOIRS. 



173 



PUBLIC RESERVOIRS. 



Capacity- 



1. Main street, opposite Abbot-Downing Co.'s, 

2. " near Thorndike street,* 

3. " front B. A. Kimball's, 

4. " corner of Pleasant street,* . 

5. " middle front state-honse yard, 

6. " rear city ball, 

7. State street, corner of Washington street,* 

8. " corner of Pleasant street, . 

9. " corner of West street, 

10. South street, near Mrs. A. Downing's, 

11. Thompson street, near George W. Crockett's, 

12. Rumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 

13. Orchard street, corner of Pine street,* . 

14. School street, corner of Summit street,* . 

15. Centre street, corner of Union street, 

16. Gas-holder, rear of Main street,* 

17. Franklin street, corner of Lyndon street,* 



-Cubic feet. 
1,000 
1,600 
1,000 
1,500 
1,500 
2,000 
2,000 
1,000 
800 
1,000 
1,100 
1,000 
4,000 
3,500 
1,100 
44,000 
1,500 



* Brick cemented. 



INDEX. 



Page 

Accounts and claims, committee on 4 

Adams, Sarah M. K., trust 39 

Aldermen, list of 3 

Alert Hose, expenses 51 

m mbers of 101 

Appropriations for 1885 31 

Assessors, list of 8 

Assets , available 26 

Assistant city marshal 11 

report of. 121 

Assistant city physician 15 

Assistant engineers 9 

Assistant steward central station 10 

Bark , surveyors of 22 

Beds at Concord hospital 69 

Bills on second reading, committee 5 

city regulations for payment of. 2 

Blossom Hill cemetery report 135 

fund 36 

Board of assessors 8 

education 6 

engineers, expense of 52 

list of 9 

health, list of members 15 

report 100 

Borough highway district 56 

Bounties 74 

Bridges and culverts, expenses of 54 

Cataract Engine Co., expenses 53 

members 165 

Cemetery committees 16 

Cemetery funds, Blossem Hill 36 

East Concord 37 

Old North 35 

West Concord 36 

Cemetery report, Blossom Hill 135 

East Concord 143 

Old North 142 

West Concord 144 

Cemeteries, joint committee on 5 

Central station expenses 49 

Chairman of assessors 8 

Chief engineer's report 145 

City appropriations 31 

clerk 4 



176 INDEX. 

City clock, superintendent of 10 

debt 26 

expenses 44 

marshal 11 

report of 118 

assistant 11 

report of. 121 

messenger 6 

paupers 89 

expense of. 48 

physician 15 

report of 99 

assistant 15 

property 29 

registrar's report 93 

solicitor 11 

report of 125 

treasurer 5 

report of 44 

Cleaninp; streets, expense of 56 

Clerk, city 4 

of assessors 8 

common council 4 

police court... 11 

water commissioners 9 

Coal, weigliers of 20 

Collector of taxes.. 6 

report of 46 

Committees, joint standing 5 

Commissioner of highways 14 

report of 101 

Committee service, expense 64 

Common councilmen, list of 4 

Concrete receipts 105 

Countess of Rumford trust 35 

County paupers 90 

tax 4T 

Coupons and interest account 47 

Crow, Mary, trust 41 

Cullers of staves 20 

Decoration Day, expenses 69 

Dog tax 74 

Drain-layers «. 14 

Eagle Hose, expenses of 52 

members of. 160 

East Concord cemetery fund 34 

report 143 

reservoir, expense of. 70 

river highway district 57 

village highway district 57 

East .Sewall's Falls highway district 57 

Elections and returns committee 5 

Engineer, chief 9 

report of. 145 

Engineers, board of. 9 

expenses of 52 



INDEX. 177 



Engrossed ordlnauces, committee 5 

Expenses of city in detail 47 

recapitulatiou 72 

Fabric hose, expense of 53 

Fence-viewers 20 

Fences and signs, expense of 55 

Finance committee 4 

Fire-alarm, expenses 51 

signals 171 

superintendent 10 

telegraph 169 

Fire department committee 5 

expenses 49 

oflBcers of 9 

reports I45 

regulations 167 

rolls 159 

Fire hydrants 85 

Firemen's parade, expense of 53 

Fires ami alarms, list of 155 

Fish wardens 19 

Fogg, George G., trust 40 

Fowler, Asa, trust 42 

French, Tlieodore, trust 38 

Funded debt 25 

Came wardens. 19 

General repairs, highway 53 

Good-Will Hose, expenses 51 

members 161 

Gov. Hill steamer, expenses 52 

Hart, Mary D., trust.. 42 

Hay , weighers of 20 

Health officers 15 

report of 100 

Highway department expenses 53 

Highway, commissioner '. . . . 14 

report of. 101 

Hook and Ladder Company, expenses 52 

members of 162 

Horse Hill highway district 57 

Hot-Hole Pond highway district 57 

Hydrants 85 

expense of 71 

Incidental expenses 60 

Inspector of petroleum 19 

Interest paid 47 

Interest on precinct loans 71 

Joint standing committees 4 

Justice of police court 11 

report of 123 

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178 INDEX. 

Kearsarge steamer, expenses 52 

members 160 

Knowlton, Edward L., trust 39 

Lands and buildings, committee 4 

Leather, sealers of 20 

Librarian 8 

report of 133 

Library, trustees of 8 

expenses of f'8 

Licensed drain-layers 14 

Lighting streets, committee 5 

expenses 71 

Penacook 72 

Liquor agents 19 

reports 126 

List of fires and alarms 155 

Little Pond Road highway district 58 

Long Pond North higliway district 58 

Lumber, surveyors of 22 

Lyon, G. Parker, trust 34 

IVIacadaraizing, expenses 55 

Marshal, city 11 

report ot 118 

Marshal, assistant 11 

report of 121 

Masonry, i-urveyors of 21 

Mast Yard higliway district 58 

McQuestion, James, trust 38 

Messenger, city 6 

Moderators 18 

Mountain highway district 58 

Municipal funded debt 25 

Municipal regulations for claims 2 

Newhall, Mrs. C. H., trust 41 

Night watchmen 12 

North Concord highway district 58 

Number four higliway district 58 

Number five highway district 58 

Old cemetery fund 35 

Fort Kngine Co., expenses 52 

members 164 

North cemetery fund 35 

report 142 

Osgood, David, trust 34 

True, trust 34 

Overseers of poor 14 

report of 89 

painting, surveyors of 21 

Parks and commons, committee 5 

Park commissioners 16 

Park, Penacook, superintendent 16 



INDEX. 179 

Paupers, city 89 

expenses of 48 

county 90 

Peiiacook, highway district 59 

intervale, highway district 59 

Park, superintendent 16 

expenses of 69 

Petroleum, inspector of 19 

Physician, city 15 

report of 99 

assistant city 15 

Pierce, Franklin, trust 34 

Pioneer steamer, expenses 52 

members 163 

Police, Com 5 

and watch, expenses 63 

court, clerk of 11 

department, reports 118 

Policemen 12 

Police justice 11 

report of. 123 

special 11 

report of 124 

railroad 13 

special 12 

Polls, number of 24 

Poor department 89 

overseers of 14 

report 89 

Potter street, highway district 59 

Pound-keeper 20 

Precinct, appropriations 31 

expenses 71 

funded debt 27 

property 30 

Printing and stationery 66 

Professional services, expense 66 

Public instruction, com 6 

library, expense 68 

report 131 

trustees 8 

Receiving-tomb, expense of 70 

Registrar of vital statistics 15 

report of 93 

Report of assistant city marshal 121 

Blossom Hill cemetery 135 

board of health 100 

cemetery committee 135 

chief engineer 145 

city marshal 118 

physician 99 

registrar 93 

solicitor 125 

treasurer 44 

commissioner of highways 101 

committee on sewers and drains 116 



180 INDEX. 

Rpjiort of East Concord cemetery 143 

librarian 133 

licinor agents 136 

Old Xort Ii cemetery 1 42 

overseer of poor 89 

police justice 123 

special j ustice 124 

tax collector 46 

treasurer public library 144 

trustees 131 

treasurer water-works 88 

"West Concord cemetery 144 

water commissioners 79 

Reservoirs, public 173 

Roads and bridges , com raittee 5 

Rolls of fire department 159 

Roofing lower bridge, expense 70 

Rumf ord, Conntess of, trust 35 

Running expenses in detail 47 

recapitulation 72 

Salaries, expenses ot 65 

Sanborn, highway district 59 

School committees 6 

School-bouse repairs 67 

Schools, expenses of G6 

superintendent of 6 

Sealers of leather 20 

weights and measures 20 

Selectmen 18 

Sewers and drains, committee 5 

expense 71 

report on 116 

Sewer notes 27 

Sidewalks, expenses 56 

Snaptown bigliway district 59 

Solicitor, city 11 

report 125 

Special police 12 

Sprinkling streets, expenses 56 

subscribers 110 

Standing committees 4 

State-house loan 27 

State tax 47 

Statistics of births and deaths 93 

Staves, cullers of 20 

Steamer Gov. Hill, expenses 52 

Kearsarge, " 52 

Pioneer, " 52 

Steward, central station 10 

Stone quarries 74 

surveyors of 21 

Street department, reports 101 

Streets, superintendent of 14 

Subscriptions for street sprinkling 110 

Superintending school committee 7 



INDEX. 181 

Superintendent city clock 10 

fire alarm 10 

Penacook park 16 

schools 6 

streets 14 

water-works 9 

Surveyors of masonry 21 

painting 21 

stone 21 

wood, lumber, and bark 22 

Sweetaer, Abigail, trust 43 

Taxes, assessed 24 

Tax collector 6 

report of 46 

Tax, county 47 

Tax, state 47 

Transfer account 73 

Treasurer's report 44 

Treasurer, public library, report 134 

Treasurer, water- works, report 88 

Truant officers 7 

Trustees public library 8 

report of 131 

Trust funds 33 

S M. K. Adams 39 

Blossom Hill cemetery 36 

Countess of Rumf ord 35 

Mary Crow 41 

East Concord cemetery 37 

George G. Fogg 40 

Asa Fowler 42 

Theodore French 38 

Mary D. Hart 42 

Edward !>. Knowlton 39 

G. Parker Lyon 34 

James McQuestiou 38 

Mrs. C. H. Newhall 41 

Old North cemetery 35 

David Osgood 34 

True Osgood 43 

Franklin Pierce 34 

Abigail Sweetzer 43 

Eliza W. Uphara 40 

Abial Walker 33 

Paul Wentworth 37 

West Concord cemetery 36 

Mary Williams 42 

Undertakers 17 

Upham, Eliza W., trust 40 

Valuation of city 24 

Vital statistics, registrar 15 

report 93 

Virgin highway district 60 



182 INDEX. 

Walker, Abial, trust 33 

Ward officers 18 

Water bonds 27 

Water commissioners 9 

report 79 

Water-pipes laid 87 

Water, supplied for what 87 

Water-works, superintendent 9 

Weighers of hay, coal, etc 20 

Weights and measures, sealers of 20 

Wentworth, Paul, trust 37 

West Concord cemetery fund 36 

report 144 

West Concord highway district 60 

West Sewall's Falls district 60 

Williams, Mary, trust 42 

Wood, surveyors of 23