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THE THIRTY-FOURTH 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Receipts and Expenditures 

OF THE 

City of Concord, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



I>ECE2M:BEIt 31, 1886: 



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




Printed by thp RKPUiRMejVN /Pn^^-'sr Association. 






MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS 

FOR PAYMENT OF BILLS AGAINST THE CITY. 



All persons furnishing 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 know that the person is duly 
authorized to contract said liability. 

The city will not be holden for merchandise sold or delivered on city 
pauper account, except on the'written order of the Overseer of the Poor. 

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

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

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

Meetings of the Committee are held on the Thursday next preceding 
the last Saturday in each month, at 2 o'clock p. M. 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, City Clerk. 



CITY GOVERNMENT, 

CONCORD, N. H. 

Inaugurated fourth Tuesday in January, biennially. 



188 6. 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

MAYOR. 

Elected by iiiliabitants bieunially in November. 
Salary, .SSOO per annum. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN. 

OflBce: 60 North Main St. 



ALDERMEN. 

Elected by inhabitants of eacli ward biennially iu November. No salary as such, but 
allowed S60 each for committee service. 

Ward i— HENRY F. BROWN. 
■ Ward 2— CHARLES H. SANBORN. 
Ward 5— CHANDLER EASTMAN. 
Ward 4— JOHN C. THORN. 

RICHARD M. ORDWAY. 

FRANK L. SANDERS. 
Ward 5— ALBERT B. WOOD WORTH. 

IRVIN S. RING. 
Ward 6— GARDNER B. EMMONS. 

JOSEPH H. LANE. 

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



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 S30each for committee service. 

President— HORACE S. FAIRBANKS. 

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

WILLIAM H. KENNEY. 

JAMES K. KENNEDY. 
TTarrZ 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. 

Alderrnen appointed by Mayor, and Councilmen appointed by President of Common 
Council, biennially, 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 Buildivys — Aldermen Eastman and Emmons ; 
Councilmen Corning and Kenney. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. O 

On Public Instruction — Aldermen Woodworth and Sanders ; 

Couucilnien French and Dimond. 
On Parks and Comrnons — Aldermen Sanders and Woodworth ; 

Conncilmen Marsh and Kennedy. 
On Hoads and Bridges — Aldermen D. B. Smith and Sanborn ; 

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

Rooney and Batchelder. 
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 OF CONCORD. 

CITY OFFICERS ELECT 

IFOE, 1887-88. 
Elected by voters in November, 1886. 

MAYOR. 
JOHN E. KOBERTSON. 



ALDERMEN. 

Ward i— JOHN H. ROLFE. 
Ward 5— JOHN E. FRYE. 
Ward 5— GEORGE H. SPEED. 
Ward 4— RICHARD M. ORDWAY. 

AVILLIAM E. HOOD. 

JOHN C. ORDWAY. 
Ward 5— ALBERT B. WOODWORTH. 

IRVIN S. RING. 
Ward 6— LELAND A. SMITH. 

GEORGE O. DICKERMAN. 

DAVID J. ABBOT. 
Ward 7— HENRY D. CELLEY. 



COMMON COUNCiLMEN. 

Ward i— JOHN McNEIL. 
Ward 2— SAMUEL M. LOCKE. 
Trard5— JAMES W. WELSH. 
Ward 4— JAMES K. KENNEDY. 

CHARLES S. PARKER. 

JOHN REARDON. 
Wards— WARREN H. CORNING. 

WILLIAM J. FERNALD. 
Ward 6'— FRANK J. BATCHELDER. 

CHARLES C. PERKINS. 

JOSIAH E. DWIGHT. 
Ward 7— FRANCIS H. UPTON. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 7 

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 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. 

UxioN School-District. 

Three elected annually in March by inhabitants of Union School-District. Salary, $225 

per anuum for the Board. 

JOSEPH C. A. HILL, Term expires March, 1887 

DANIEL B. DONOVAN, " " 1887 

CHARLES R. CORNING, " " 1887 

JOHN C. THORN, " " 1888 

PARSONS B. COGSWELL, " " 1888 

HENRY J. CRIPPEN, " " 1888 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, " " 1889 

WARREN CLARK, " " 1889 

JAMES L. MASON, '^ " 1888 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

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

LOUIS J. RUNDLETT. 

Office: Sanborn's Block, Capital St. 



O CITY' OF COXCOUD. 

SUPERINTENDING SCHOOL COMMITTEES. 

WEST CONCORD— District No. 3. 

One member elected annually in March by inhabitants of district. Salary, SB18 per 
annum for the Board. 

GEORGE R. PARMENTER, Term expires March, 1887. 
SIMEON PARTRIDGE, " " 1888. 

C. F. ROPER, " " 1889. 

EAST CONCORD— District No. 12. 

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

ELBRIDGE EMERY, Term expires March, 1887. 

JOHN T. BATCHELDER, " " 1888. 

GEORGE H. CURTIS, " " 1889. 

PENACOOK— District No. 20. 

One member of Board of Education elected annually in March by inhabitants of dis- 
trict. Salary, S27 per annum for the Board. 

EDMUND H. BROWN, Term expires March, 1887. 

GEORGE W. ABBOTT, " " 1888. 

JOHN C. FARRAND, " " 1889. 

TOWN DISTRICT. 

Comprising all districts in the city except Nos. 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 20. Elected annually 
in March by inhabitants of district. Salary, reasonable charge for actual services, 

WILLIAM P. BALLARD. 
JOHN G. TALLANT. 
ISAAC N. ABBOTT. 



TRUANT OFFICERS. 

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

such, none. 

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



CITY GOVERNMENT. 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

TRUSTEES. 

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

Ward i— ABIAL ROLFE. 
Ward 5— J0SP:PH T. CLOUGH. 
Ward 5— PAUL R. HOLDEN. 
H/ard 4— WILLIAM L. FOSTER. 
Ward 5— CRARLE8 R. CORNING. 
Ward 5— JAMES S. NORRIS. 
Ward 7— WILLIAM W. FLINT. 



LIBRARIAN. 

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

assistant. 

DANIEL F. SECOMB. 

Board of Trade Building. 



ASSESSORS. 

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

Ward i— ABIAL ROLFE. 
TFard^— JOHN G. TALLANT. 
Ward 5— TIMOTHY CARTER. 
Ward 4— GILBERT H. SEAVEY. 
Ward 5— CURTIS WHITE. 
Ward 6— GEORGE S. DENNETT. 
Ward 7— JONATHAN B. WEEKS. 

Chairman — Gilbert H. Sea vet. 
Clerk — Abial Rolfe. 



10 CITY OF CONCORD. 

CITY WATER-WORKS. 

WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

Two annually appointed in March, for three years, by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. 

Salary, none. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, Mayor, ex-officio. 

JAMES L. MASON, Term expires March 31, 1887. 
JOSEPH H. ABBOT, " " 1887. 

SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, " " 1888. 

GEORGE A. YOUNG, " " 1888. 

JOHN KIMBALL, " " 1889. 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, " " 1889. 

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



SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER-WORKS. 

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

V. CHARLES HASTINGS. 

Office: White's Block, Capitol St. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Appointed annually in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, $200 
per annum. 

DANIEL B. NEWHALL. 



ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

Appointed annually in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. 

FOR PRECINCT. 

Salary, .f 100 each per annum. 

JOSEPH S. MERRILL. 
B. FRANK TUCKER. 
GEORGE L. LOVE JOY. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 11 

FOR PENACOOK. 

Salary, S15 per annum. 

WILLIAM W. ALLEN. 

FOR EAST CONCORD. 
Salary, SIO per annum. 

JOHN E. FRYE. 

FOR WEST CONCORD. 

Salary $10, per annum. 

SIMEON PARTRIDGE. 



STEWARD CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

Appointed annually in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, §600 

per annum. 

EBEN F. RICHARDSON. 



ASSISTANT STEWARD CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

Appointed aflnually in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary 

per annum. 

WILLIS K. WINGATE. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF FIRE ALARM. 

Appointed annually in January, by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, S200 

per annum. 

EBEN F. RICHARDSON. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF CITY CLOCKS. 

Appointed annually in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, S50 

per annum. 

RICHARD H. AYER. 



12 CITY OF CONCORD. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

POLICE JUSTICE. 

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

BENJAMIN E. BADGER. 

OflSce: 130 North Main St. 



SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. 

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

REUBEN E. WALKER. 



CITY SOLICITOR. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, $300 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 Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Bond of 
required. Salary, $900 per annum. 

JOHN CONNELL. 

Office: Corner North Main and Warren Sts. 



ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL. 

Appointed biennially in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Bond of ■ 
required. Salary, $800 per annum after Jan., 1887. 

CHARLES H. GREEN. 

Office: Penacook. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



13 



REGULAR POLICE AND NIGHT WATCH. 

Appointed biennially in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, S800 each 

per annum. 

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



SPECIAL POLICE. 

Appointed biennially in January by Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Salary, ■«2 each 
per day for actual service. 



Ward 1, 



Henry E. Chamberlain, 
George A. Hoyt, 
George W. Holmes, 
Robert Crowther, 



Harrison H. Carpenter, 
Moody S. Farnum, 



William R. Green, 
John Tucker, 
William B. Cunningham, 
William D. Perkins. 



Ward 2. 



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, 
Samuel E. Clifford, 



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, 
William J. Merrill. 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



James H. Rowell, 
Joseph C. Eaton, 
George D. Richardson, 
George A. Foster, 
Josiah C. Shaw,* 
Charles E. Savory, 
Daniel S. Flanders, 
Thomas H. Clark, 



Henry Green, 
John H. Carr, 
Ly Sander H. Carroll, 
Eugene Savage, 
George H. Silsby, 
John C. Kilburn, 
John T. Batchelder, 
John D. Teel, 
George L. Theobald, 
Norris A. Dunklee, 
David L. Neal, 
Alfred L. Downing, 



AVard 5. 

Edward Dow, 
Joseph H. Mace, 
Alvah C. Ferrin, 
Eben F. Richardson, 
John E. Gove, 
Charles T. Lane,* 
John E. Joyal, 
Asa D. Cutting, 
Nathaniel A. Tuttle. 

Ward 6. 

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 Gient3\ 
Michael Arnold, 
Amos S. Abbott, 



Ward 7. 



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



James B. Colby, 
Edward W. Harvey, 
Charles H. Wyatt,* 
Arthur L. Currier, 
Henry E. Chandler, 
Frank G. Hancock, 
Delbert O. Andrews, 



Perry G. Curtice, 
Marvin T. Hodge, 
George W. Chesley, 
John F. Bartlett, 
Abner Blodgett, Jr. 
railroad police. 

Charles H. Noyes, 
George W. Mansur, 
Henry J. Eaton, 
Chester J. Byron, 
Fred C. Jones, 
Clinton R. Conant, 
Henrv F. Coombs, 



Docija.seU. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



15 



Almon E. Courser, 
Manley N. Morgan, 
George W. Blake, 
Frank H. Moore, 
Don A. Parker, 



George W. Berry, 
Gilman K. Crowell, 
Nazarus Saltus, 
James H. Burns, 
Lyman W. Sargent, 
Stillman D. Walker. ' 



SPECIAL POLICE AT 

James M. Jones, 
Albert Smith, 
Robert P. Blake, 
Winslow D. Hodgdon, 
John M. Mahaney, 
Daniel B. Newhall, 
Frank B. Clough, 



RAILROAD. 

Jacob B. Jones, 
Horace Plummer, 
Harvey E. Capeu, 
J. Henry Hamilton, 
Charles H. Butters, 
Frank A. P^raersou, 
Charles C. Downing, 



Orrin C. Hodo;dou. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 

COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS. 

Klected annually in January by City Council. Bond satisfactory to Board of Mayor 
and Aldermen. Salary, 3f600 per annum. 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS. 

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

JAMES H. ROWELL. 

House: 4.5 School St. 



LICENSED DRAIN-LAYERS. 

Appointed annually in January by Board of Mayor and 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, 

Daniel Haslam, O. H. T. Richardson, 
Edward H. Randall. 



16 CITY OF CONCORD. 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

Elected biennially in January by IJoard of Mayor and Aldeinicn. 
FOR WARD 1. 
Salary, 3f25 per annum. 

HENRY F. BROWN, 

Tenacook. 



FOR WARD 2. 

Salary, $10 per annum. 

CHARLES H. SANBORN, 

East Concord. 



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

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Hall. 

CITY PHYSICIAN. 

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

DR. HERBERT C. CUMMINGS. 

Office: Corner State and School Sts. 



ASSISTANT CITY PHYSICIAN. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, $1 for each visit to paupers. 

DR. ALFRED E. EMERY. 

Office: Penacook. 



HEALTH OFFICERS. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, $1 per hour for actual service. 

JOHN CONNELL. 
HERBERT C. CUMMINGS. 
ALFRED E. EMERY. 



REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS. 

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

J0SP:PH a. COCHRAN. 

Office: City Hall. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



17 



PARK COMMISSIONERS. 



Joseph B, Walker, Term expires Jauuary 


1887 


William P. Fiske, " " 


1887 


Ben. C. White, " " 


1888 


Josiah Minot, " " 


1888 


Lewis Downing, Jr., " " 


1889 


John M. Hill, " " 


1889 


Edgar H. Woodman, Mayor, ex officio. 





SUPERINTENDENT OF PENACOOK PARK. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Salary, $50 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 A. COBURN, Term expires January, 1887. 

JOHN O. WARREN, " " 1888. 

JOHN WHITAKER, « " 1889. 

WARD 2. 

JOSEPH E. PLUMMER, Term expires January, 1887. 
CHARLES E. STANIELS, " " 1888. 

CHARLES D. ROWELL, " " 1889. 

WARD 3. 

OMAR L. SHEPARD, Term expires January, 1887. 

BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY, " " 1888. 

JAMES M. CROSSMAN, " " 1889. 
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18 CITY OF CONCORD. 

WARDS 4, 5, AND 6. 

JOHN E. ROBERTSON, Terra expires January, 1887. 
JAMES MINOT, " " 1888. 

JAMES H. CHASE, " " 1889. 

WARD 7. 

WOODBURY FLANDERS, Term expires January, 1887. 
ISAAC N. ABBOTT, " " 1888. 

JOHN HAZELTINE, " " 1889. 



UNDERTAKERS. 

Elected biennially in January by City Council. Salary, none. 
FOR OLD AND BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERIES. 

AUGUSTUS C. FISHER. 
GEORGE L. LOVEJOY. 

FOE WOODLAWN CEMETERY, rp:NACOOK. 

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 MILL CEMETERY. 

LEWET W. POWELL. 

FOR SOUCOOK CEMETERY. 

JONATHAN P. LEAVITT. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 19 

WARD OFFICERS. 

MODERATORS. 

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

LIST ELECTED NOVEMBER, 1886. 

Fardi— JAMES H. FRENCH. 
Ward 2— EDWARD J. LYLE. 
Wards— W. A. J. GILES. 

^a,xz 4— bp:njamin e. badger. 

TTard 5— CHARLES C. DANFORTH. 
Ward 6— ROBERT A. RAY. 
Ward 7— BENJAMIN GREEN. 



SELECTMEN. 

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

LIST ELECTED IN NOVEMBER, 1886. 

Ward i— JOHN G. WARD. 

ISAAC P. DURGIN. 

LEANDER C. PRESCOTT. 
TFard^— ISAAC F. POTTER. 

GEORGE M. SANBORN. 

CHARLES L. WORTHEN. 
Ward 5— ABU AH HOLLIS. 

ISAAC F. FERRIN. 

ORIGEN A. DOAVNING. 
Ward 4— CHARLES H. JONES. 

EDWARD H. DIXON. 

ARAM B. SMITH. 
TFard 5— LOREN S. RICHARDSON. 

ANTONIO J. SOUZA. 

CURTIS WHITE. 
Ward 6— DAVID L. NEAL. 

ANDREW L. LANE. 

FREDERICK L. SMITH. 
W^rd 7— FRANK P. QUIMBY. 

FREDERICK C. THOMPSON. 

ALFRED CLARK. 



20 CITY OF CONCORD. 

WARD CLERKS. 

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

LIST ELECTED NOVEMBER 1886. 

Ward i— LUTHER P. GAGE. 
Ward ^— FRANK P. CURTIS. 
Ward 5— HIRAM E. QUIMBY. 
Ward 4— CHARLES A. DAVIS. 
Ward 5— ROBERT H. ROLFE. 
Ward 6— HOWARD M. COOK. 
Ward 7— GEORGE B. WHITTREDGE. 



INSPECTOR OF PETROLEUM. 

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

J. HENRY HAMILTON. 



FISH AND CAME WARDENS. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. No fees. 

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

FENCE-VIEWERS. 

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

interested. 

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



POUND-KEEPER. 

Electt'd annually in January by City Council. Fee.s, two cents each for inipDuiuling 
sheep, and live cents each for all other creatures, paid by owners of cieatures. 

BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 21 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, for sealing each Kcale-beara, 
steelyard, or scale, 25 cents, and for each measure, 10 cents, live or more to one per- 
son, half price, paid by owners 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 HAY WARD. 



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, Frank J. Pillsbury, 

Joseph H. Abbot, Henry E. Chamberlin, 

Ira H, Maxfield, John P. Jewell, 

Arthur G. Stevens, J. P]. Sprague, 

D. Arthur Brown, Seth R. Dole, 

George R. Piirington, Lewis B. Hoit, 

Sylvester Stevens, J. Frank Hoit, 

John E. Robertson, Patrick H. Larkin, 

Charles P. Rowell, Henry W. Ranlet, 

John N. Hill, Omar L. Shepard, 

Charles S. Parker, George B. Whittredge, 

John H. Burkhardt, Samuel B. Davis, 

Hiram O. Marsh, Robert H. Potter. 



22 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



SURVEYORS OF MASONRY. 

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

employing. 



Richard M. Ordway, 
Nahuni Robinson, 
Giles Wheeler, 
Edward Dow, 
Peter W. Webster, 



William H. Keuuey, 
Lyman R. Fellows, 
Benjamin H. Couch, 
Leonard W. Bean, 
O. H. T. Richardson. 



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, 
Geortje N. Smart. 



SURVEYORS OF STONE. 

Elected annually in January by City Council. Fees, reas^onable price, paid by party 

employing. 

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



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



SURVEYORS OF WOOD, LUMBER, AND BARK. 

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



Arthur G. Stevens, 
Charles W. Batehelder, 
John Ballard, 
Albert A. Currier, 
Daniel K. Richards, 
James F. Nelson, 
Robert Moore, 
Weston Cofran, 
A. Frank Holt, 
Omar L. Shepard, 



John Abbott,* 
Andrew Bunker, 
Abner G. Hall, 
Edwin D. Clough, 
Edwin F. Elliott, 
Thomas D. Avery, 
Jacob E. Hutchins, 
Benjamin H. Couch, 
Timothy Carter, 
Hiram O. Marsh, 



* Deceased. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



23 



Jonathan B. Weeks, 
Charles Couch, 
John H. Rolfe, 
William Ballard, 
John T. Batchekler, 
William A. Chesley, 
Silvester P. Danforth, 
Jeremiah S. Noyes, 
S. Lowell French, 
Nathaniel S. Shaw, 
Charles Kimball, 
Stephen K. Little, 
Alfred Clark, 
Daniel A. Brown, 
Henry Martin, 
Joseph S. Abbott, 
John F. Scott, 
John Whitaker, 
Nathaniel P. Richardson, 
J. Frank Hastings, 
John H. Burkhardt, 
Nathaniel H. Shattuck, 
Edgar U. Eastman, 
Peter W. Webster, 
George W. Abbott, 



Thomas Kilburn, 
Edward Runnels, 
David R. Richardson, 
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, 
Joseph T. Clough, 
Andrew S. Farnum, 
John C. Linehan, 
Curtis White, 
Charles H. Morrill, 
John N. Hill, 
Abner C. Holt, 
Levi M. Shannon, 
Charles H. Sanborn, 
Charles S. Smart, 
Charles M. Brown, 
Joseph E. Hutchinson, 



* Deceased. 



24 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

The original charter of the city was adopted by the inhabitants Marcli 10, 1853, and 
until 1880 tlie mayor was elected annually. Since 1880 the mayor has been elected for 
two'years at each biennial election in November. 

Hon. JOSEPH LOW, . . . 1853-'o4. 

'' RUFUS CLEMENT,* . . '55. 

'' JOHN ABBOTT, . . 1855-'56-'57-'58. 

" MOSES T. WILLARD, . . 1859-'60. 

'^ MOSES HUMPHRP:Y, . . 1861-'62. 

" BENJAMIN F. GALE, . . 1863-'64. 

" MOSES HUMPHREY, . . '65. 

" JOHN ABBOTT, . . . 1866-'67. 

" LYMAN D. STEVENS, . . 1868-'69. 

" ABRAHAM G. JONES, . . 1870-'71. 

" JOHN KIMBALL, . . 1872-'73-'74-'75. 

" GEORGE A. PILLSBURY, . 1876-'77. 

" HORACE A. BROWN,t . 1878-'79-'80. 

" GEORGE A. CUMMINGS,! 1880-'81-'82. 

" EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 1883-'84-'85-'86. 



* Died in office. 

t Term closed in November, 1880. 

t Term commenced November, 1880. 



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 1886. 



ABIAL WALKER TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $1,000.00 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

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

EXPENDED. 

Credited to School Fund, $60.00 



26 CITY OF CONCOUD. 

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, 1886, . . . .$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, 1886, .... $1,000.00 
Invested in city of Concord bonds, due in 

1888 and 1890, at 6 per cent., . . 1,000.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, $60.00 

EXPENDED. 

Paid premium on exchange of bonds, . $40.00 

Paid W. P. Fiske, treasurer city library, 20.00 

$60.00 



DAVID OSGOOD TRUST. 

Income to be applied to thfi purcliase of school-books for poor children. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $200.00 
Invested in city of Nashua bond, due 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance from last year, . . . . $9.55 

Cash for interest, 12.00 



$21.55 
Balance on hand, ...... 21.55 



TRUST FUNDS. 27 

COUNTESS OF RUMFORD TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886 $2,000.00 

Invested in 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, Jan. 1, 1886, ...... $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, $42.89 

EXPENDED. 

Paid James Minot, for cemetery committee, . . 142.89 



28 



CITY OF CONCORD. 
BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY FUND. 



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



Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, 
Added during 1886, . 

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

Merrimack county bonds, 5 

N. H. bonds, 6 

City of Concord bonds, 6 

City of Concord note, 4 

N. H. Savings Bank, 4 



INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1886, . 



$5,392.13 
806.22 

$550.00 

900.00 

200.00 

200.00 

3,000.00 

1,348.35 



6,198.35 



;, 198.35 



$180.33 



EXPENDED. 

Paid James Minot for cemetery committee, 



$180.33 



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, 1886, .... 
Added during 1886, .... 

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



$99.50 
1.00 



$100.50 
100.50 



INCOME RECEIVED. 



Balance on hand from last year. 
Interest accrued to Dec. 31, 1886, 
Cash on hand. 



$12.51 
5.55 



$18.06 



TRUST FUNDS. 29 

EAST CONCORD CEMETERY FUND. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... 
Added duriog 1886, .... 

Invested in deposit in N. H. Savings Bank, 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year. 

Cash for interest, 1886, .... 

Balance on hand, ..... 



$52.50 




20.00 






$72.50 
72.50 


• 


$1.43 




1.79 






$3.22 
. 3.22 





MILLVILLE CEMETERY FUND. 

Provided by subscription from interested parties. Income to be devoted to the care, 
protection, and ornamentation of Millville Cemetery, tlirougli its committee. 

Capital, $150.00 

Invested by deposit in Loan & Trust Sav- 
ings Bank, 4 per cent., . . . 150.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, ....... $3.58 

Balance on hand, ........ 3.58 



PAUL WENTWORTH TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $200.00 
Invested in U. S. bonds, due 1907, at 4 

per cent., 200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . $10.95 

Received for interest, 1886, . . 8.00 



EXPENDED. 

Paid James ]\rinot, for expenses incurred, $2.51 

Balance on hand, .... 1G.44 



$18.95 



$18.95 



30 , CITY OF CONCORD. 

THEODORE FRENCH TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jau. 1, 1886, . . . . $100.00 
Invested in U. S. bond, due 1907, at 4 

per cent., 100.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance from last year, .... $2.00 

Received for interest, 1886, . . . 4.00 



$6.00 



EXPENDED. 



Paid James Minot, for expense incurred, . $3.81 
Balance cash on baud, .... 2.19 



$6.00 



JAMES McQUESTiON TRUST. 

Income to devoted to the care of lot No. 65, Block F, Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, . . . $200.00 

Invested in Merrimack county bond, due 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . $13.00 

Received for interest, 1886, . . 10.00 



$23.00 



EXPENDED. 



Paid James Minot, for expense incurred, $10.91 
Balance on hand, .... 12.09 



$23.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 31 

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 M, Blossom Hill Cemetery; balance of income, for building cemetery 
fence, &c., under conditions. 

Capital, March 1, 1886, . . . $700.00 
Invested in deposit at Merrimack Counts' 

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

INCOME RECEIVKD. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . $10.71 

Received for interest, 1886, . . 30.67 

$41.38 

EXPENDED. 

Paid James Minot, for expense incurred, $13.80 
Balance on hand, .... 27.58 

$41.38 



EDWARD L. KNOWLTON TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $1,000.00 
Invested in deposit at N. H. Savings 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . $60.22 

Received for interest, 1886, . . . 40.00 



$100.22 



EXPENDED. 



Paid James Minot, for expense incurred, $12.95 
Balance on hand, .... 87.27 



/ 



$100.22 



32 CITY OF CONCORD. 

ELIZA W. UPHAM TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to tlie care of lot No. 27, Block H, Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $200.00 
Invested in Merrimack County Savings 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance on hand from last year, . . $5.73 

Received for interest, 1886, . . 10.22 

S15.95 



EXPENDED. 



Paid James Minot, for expense incurred, $6.11 

Cash on hand, ...... 9-84 



$15.9f> 



GEORGE C. FOGG TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, . . . $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, . . . $8.50 

Received for interest, 1886, . . . 17.45 



$25.95 



EXPENDED. 



Paid James Minot, for expense incurred, $6.94 

Cash on hand, 19-01 



>5.95 



TRUST FUNDS. 33 

MRS. C. H. NEWHALL TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $175.00 
Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 4 per cent., . . 175.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1886, . . . $7.52 

EXPENDED. 

Paid James Minot, for expense incurred, $3.94 

Cash on hand, ..... 3.58 

$7.52 



MARY CROW TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, . . , . $200.00 
Invested in 6 per cent, bond of Lombard 

Investment Compan}', given by testator, 200.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance from last year, . . . $12.00 

Cash for interest, 1886, . . . 12.00 

$24.00 



EXPENDED. 



Paid J. H. Chase, for 1885, . . $6.00 

" James Minot, for expense incurred, 4.85 

Cash on hand, . . . . . 13.15 



$24.00 



34 CITV OF CONCORD. 

MARY D. HART TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to care of lot No. 52, Block H, Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, . . . $200.00 

Invested in two shares of stock of Peraige- 

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

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Balance from last year, . . . $2.00 

Cash for interest, 1886, . . . 6.00 



EXPENDED. 



James Minot, for expense incurred, . $4.60 

Balance on hand, ... . 3.40 



$8.00 



$8.00 



ASA FOWLER TRUST. 

Income, 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, Jan. 1, 1886, . . . . $500.00 
Invested by deposit in Loan and Trust Sav- 
ings Bank, 4 per cent., . . . 500.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest to Dec. 31, 1886, . . . $21.88 

EXPENDED. 

Paid James Minot for expense incurred, $14.20 

Balance on hand, ..... 7.68 

$21.88 



MARY WILLIAMS TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $50.00 
Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 4 per cent, . . . 50.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1886, $2.00 

Cash on hand, ...... 2.00 



TRUST FUNDS. 35 

ABIGAIL SWEETSER TRUST. 

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

Capital, Jan. 1, 1886, .... $200.00 
Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 4 per cent., . . 200.00 



$9.41 



INCOME RECEIVED. 




Cash for interest, 1886, .... 


• 


EXPENDED. 




Paid James Minot for expense incurred, . 


$3.80 


Cash on hand, ..... 


5.61 







.41 



TRUE OSGOOD TRUST. 

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

Capital, $100.00 

Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 100.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1886, $4.00 

Cash on hand, ...... 4,00 



SETH EASTMAN TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of his lot iu the Old North Cemetery. 

Capital, $100.00 

Invested in one share of Abbot-Downing 

Co. stock, given by testator, . . 100.00 

INCOME RECEIVED. 

Cash for interest, 1886, $1.50 

Cash on hand, . . . . . .1.50 



36 CITY OF CONCORD. 

SARAH E. IRISH TRUST. 

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

Capital, $100.00 

Invested by deposit in New Hampshire 

Savings Bank, 100.00 

No interest j'et accrued. 



MARY E. WALKER TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of her lot in Old North Cemetery. 

Capital, $200.00 

Invested by deposit in New Hampshire 

Savings Bank, 200.00 

No interest yet accrued. 



CEORCIANNA P- ELA TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of the Samuel Clark lot in Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, $100.00 

Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings-Bank, 100.00 

No interest yet accrued. 



WILLIAM PAGE TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the care of his lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, East Concord. 

Capital, $25.00 

Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 25.00 

No interest vet accrued. 



TRUST FUNDS. 37 

BENJAMIN A. KIMBALL TRUST. 

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

Capital, $100.00 

Invested by deposit iu Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 100.00 

No interest vet accrued. 



JOHN KIMBALL TRUST. 

Income to be devoted to the caro of his lot No. — , Block — , Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Capital, $100.00 

Invested by deposit in Merrimack County 

Savings Bank, 100.00 

No interest vet accrued. 



38 



CITY OF CONCORP. 



1886. 



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

Valuation of the city, .... 1)9,708,458.00 

Gross tax assessed for the year, . . . . $167,525.52 

Rebate to town school-districts, . . . 8,530.69 

Net tax, .... 

Rate of taxation, 

$1.50 per $1,000 additional for Union School-District 
•13.30 per $1,000 additional for Precinct Tax. 



. $158,994.83 
$12 per 1,000 



POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES. 



39 



POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES ASSESSED. 

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



Year. 


No. of Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


1860 


2,577 


$4,307,192 


$47,082.25 


1861 


2,497 


4,423,936 


46,290.48 


1862 


2,350 


4,308,568 


50,945.01 


1863 


2,454 


3,775,206 


60,293.82 


1864 


2,539 


3,832,800 


89,931.97 


1865 


2,495 


5,549,002 


158,787.29 


1866 


2,762 


4,934,082 


116,192.97 


1867 


2,822 


6,006,774 


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 


155,964.09 


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 


3,816 


10,023,216 


169,498.95 


1884. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


407 


$805,023 


S10,338.78 


2, 


212 


414,798 


4,568.81 


3, 


245 


463,839 


6,009.11 


4, 


956 


2,147,933 


33,742.35 


5, 


667 


3,045,000 


47,839.59 


6, 


818 


2,350,193 


36,624.04 


7, 


429 


651,088 


7,804.81 


Non-resident, 






1,362.77 




3,734 


$9,877,874 


$148,290.26 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



1885. 


Poll.-i. 


Valuation. 


Ward 1, 


•iOl 


$800,823 


2, 


231 


426.066 


3, 


245 


462,798 


4, 


968 


2,130,737 


5, 


740 


3,086,343 


6, 


814 


2,226,293 


7, 


422 


641,654 


Non-resident, 








3,821 


$9,774,714 


1886. 


Poll.s. 


Valuation. 


Ward 1, 


409 


$789,356 


2, 


224 


413,478 


3, 


231 


459,830 


4, 


980 


2,118,081 


6, 


676 


2,896,870 


6, 


830 


2,402,869 


7, 


423 


622,974 


Non-resident, 








8,773 


$9,703,458 


Rebate Town 


1 School-District, 





Tax. 

i8;iO,G92.29 

5,148.19 

6,167.04 

34,573.67 

50,193.77 

37,398.21 

8,030.66 

1,410.09 

$153,013.92 

Tax. 
$12,154.31 

6,809.03 
6,977.01 
38,409.35 
49,313.55 
40,875.81 
10,333.86 
2,562.60 

$167,525.52 
8,530.69 

8158,994.83 



MUNICIPAL FUNDED DEBT. 



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MUNICIPAL FUNDED DEBT. 



CITY BONDS PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS 



Wlien due. 

January 1, 1887, 
July 1, 1887, 
October 1, 1887. 
January 1, 1888, 
July 1, 1888, 
October 1, 1888, 
January 1, 1889, 
October 1, 1889, 
January 1, 1890, 
October 1, 1'890, 
January 1, 1891, 
October 1, 1891, 
November 1, 1891, 
October 1, 1892, 
November 1, 1892, 
October 1, 1893, 
November 1, 1893, 
October 1, 1894, 
November 1, 1894, 
October 1, 1895, 



Rate oi interest. 


I'ayablp. 


Amount. 


6, 


annually, 


$1,500 


3, 


annual!}', 


3,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


10,000 


6, . 


annually. 


1,000 


4, 


annually, 


3,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


8,500 


6, 


annually, 


2,000 


6, 


semi-annually. 


10,000 


6, 


annually, 


2,000 


6, 


semi-annually. 


10,000 


6, 


annually. 


1,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


6,250 


6, 


semi-annually, 


6,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


2,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


10,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


4,250 


6, 


semi-annually, 


8,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


4,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


7,000 


6, 


semi-annually, 


3,000 



$102,500 



CITY DEBT NOT FUNDED. 



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

Funded debt, 

Total citv debt, . 



$457.50 

1,210.00 

15,582.09 



- $17,249.59 
102,500.00 

$119,749.59 



42 CITY OF CONCORD. 

AVAILABLE ASSETS. 

Cash in treasury, .... $47,904.66 

Collectible taxes, 1885, . . . 307.16 

1886, . . . 25,017.90 

Due from county of Merrimack, . . 3,012.46 



$76,242.18 



Indebtedness above assets,*. . . , $43,507.41 



PRECINCT'S FUNDED DEBT. 

CITY PRECINCT BONDS (STATE-HOUSE LOAN) PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS : 
When due. Kate of interest. Interest payable. Amount. 

Dec. 1, 1887, 6, semi-annually, $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 

$37,500.00 



WATER PRECINCT BONDS. 

April 1, 1892, 6, semi-annually, $200,000.00 
April 1, 1894, 6, " 130,000.00 

April 1, 1895, 6, " 20,000.00 

Oct. 1, 1912, 4, " 45,000.00 

$395,000.00 



$432,500.00 



♦Awards for land damages, for widening Freight and Railroad streets, have been 
made during the year to the amount of $22,065.00, which the land-owners have not 
accepted. If the proposed widenings are carried out by the city, the awards would be 
considered in the nature of an indebtedness. 



UNFUNDED DEBT. 43 

PRECINCT'S DEBTS NOT FUNDED. 

Bonds overdue, but not presented, . . $1,000.00 
Coupons overdue, but not presented, . 425.00 
Interest accrued but not yet due, . . 190.00 



$1,615.00 
Precinct's funded debts 432,500.00 



Precinct's debts, $434,115.00 

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



Net precinct debts, .... $432,115.00 



RECAPITULATION. 

Net city debts above assets, .... $43,507.41 

Net precinct's debts above assets, . . . 432,115.00 



Aggregate indebtedness of city and precinct over 

available assets, ..... $475,622.41 

Aggregate city and precinct indebtedness, January 

1, 1886, 500,134.75 

Decrease for the year, .... 24,512.34 



44 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



PROPERTY 



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



Real Estate. 

City hall lot and half of building, 

City farm pasture and quarries, 

Penacook park, . 

Market-place on Warren street. 

City store-house 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, Penacook, . 

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, ..... 



525,000.00 

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 



4109,200.00 



$4,000.00 

3,000.00 

3,000.00 

1,500.00 

600.00 

600.00 

400.00 

400.00 

400.00 

400.00 

3,500.00 

3,000.00 

2,000.00 



PRECINCT PROPERTY. 



45 



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

Street Department. 

Lumber, stone, etc., at city storehouse, 

Three horses, 

Two stone rollers. 

Four street sprinklers, 

Stone crusher, engine, and building. 

Street sweeper, . 

Horse-cart and wagon, 

Road machines, . 

Large horse sled. 

Small horse-sled. 

Two-horse dump-cart, . 

One new derrick. 

Picks, shovels, and small tools. 

Miscellaneous. 

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



$600.00 
300.00 
200.00 
100.00 



$24,000.00 



$300.00 

500.00 

250.00 

800.00 

2,000.00 

300.00 

50.00 

225.00 

50.00 

15.00 

100.00 

100.00 

200.00 



$5,000.00 

1,000.00 

55.00 

25.00 

100.00 



$4,890.00 



$6,180.00 

$144,270.00 

PRECINCT PROPERTY. 

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



City Water- Works, 



$395,000.00 



46 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



CITY APPROPRIATIONS, 1886. 


For payment of city bonds, 


$18,500.00 


interest on cit}' debt, 


6,550.00 


state tax, .... 


25,372.00 


count}' tax, .... 


24,466.57 


city paupers. 


1,500.00 


fire department, . 


11,000.00 


improvement of fire alarm, 


450.00 


new liorses for fire department. 


550.00 


incidentals and land damages, 


6,000.00 


roads and bridges. 


20,000.00 


sidewalks and crossings, 


2,000.00 


committee service. 


1,140.00 


police and watch. 


5,000.00 


printing and stationery, 


1,000.0:3 


legal expenses. 


750.00 


receiving tomb. 


550.00 


salaries, .... 


5,500.00 


public library. 


2,200.00 


beds at Concord Hospital, . 


900.00 


schools, ..... 


22,225.00 


reservoir at East Concord, . 


200.00 


decorating soldiers' graves, . 


200.00 


new roofing Sewall's Falls and Fre 


e 


bridges, .... 


550.00 


Penacook park, . 


250.00 


discounts and abatements of taxes 


2,000.00 




S158,853.57 



PRECINCT APPROPRIATIONS, 1886. 



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



$2,500.00 
2,400.00 

10,O.JO.OO 
380.00 
3,300.00 
1,000.00 
3,000.00 
2,100.00 



$24,680.00 



collectors' accounts. 47 

ACCOUNT OF COLLECTORS OF TAXES. 



The undersigned Collector reports that the books are all squared to 
the year 1884, 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, not included in former reports, are given 
below, which squares the books to 1884. 

1882. 

Balance uncollected, as per last repoi-t, ..... $80.13 

Collected and paid treasurer, ....... $80.13 

1883. 

Balance uncollected, as per last report, .... $10,455.20 

Collected and paid treasurer, ...... $10,455.20 

CHARLES T. HUNTOON, Collector. 



The undersigned collector makes the following report, which balances 
the books to 1885 : 

1884. 

List committed to collector Sl48,776.61 

Collected and paid treasurer, . . . $145,086.12 
Discounts and abatements, .... .3,690.49 



$148,776.61 

1885. 

List committed to collector as corrected, . . . $154,156.16 

Collected and paid treasurer, . . . $150,005.43 
Discounts and abatements, .... 3,843.57 

Uncollected, 307.16 



^154,156.16 

1886. 

List committed to collector, $158,994.83 

Collected and paid treasurer, . . . $131,000.00 
Discounts and abatements, .... 2,976.93 

Balance uncollected 25,017.90 



4158,994.83 



THOMAS M. LANG, 2d, Collector. 



48 

WM. F. THAYER, Treasurer, 
Dr. 



REPORT OF THE 

In Account 



Balance on hand January 1, 1886, 

C. T. Huntoon, taxes 1883, 
1882, 

Thomas M. Lang, 2d, taxes 1884, 
" ' " 1885, 

" " 1886, 

" interest 1884, 

" '' 1885, 

Merrimack county, 

"^ incidentals. 

Town of Laconia, city paupers, . 

James E. Rand, license, 

J. A. Cochran, city paupers, 
" license, 

" sale of wood. 

Town of Hopkinton school-district, 

B. T. Putney, rent of stone quarries, 
G. B. Emmons, fire department, 
G. H. Partridge, '^ 

" incidentals, 

J. W. Johnson & Co., incidentals, 
J. H. Powell, incidentals, . 

C. H. Green, license, 
Emma Osgood, incidentals. 
State of New Hampshire, insurance tax, 

" '• railroad tax, 

" " savings-bank tax 

" '" literary fund. 

Money borrowed, .... 
Crowley & Quinn, rent of stone quarries, 
Interest on Walker legacy, 
E. H. Woodman, incidentals, 

highways, 

sidewalks, 

sewers, 

Penacook park, 

Precinct, 
John Gray, rent of stone quarries, 
I. H. Runnells, incidentals, 
G. W. Waters, rent of land, 
Sylvester Dana, police court, 
B. Vj. Badger, police court, 
R. P. Sanborn, rent, . 



$28,266.12 

10,456.60 

80.73 

791.47 

22,131.05 

131,000.00 

110.83 

641.67 

2,758.88 

12.50 

40.75 

257.00 

4.00 

154.50 

9.00 

28.66 

117.76 

53.88 

19.50 

40.00 

371.70 

400.00 

25.00 

3.00 

141.00 

17,363.74 

25,132.39 

1,649.92 

6,000.00 

2.80 

60.00 

23.25 

1.003.57 

923.00 

7.87 

9.50 

36.00 

29.25 

10.00 

25.00 

742.51 

165.50 

47.00 

$251,146.90 



CITY TREASURER, 



49 



CITY OF CONCORD. 
Cr. 



City bonds, .... 

Dog tax, . . 

Precinct bonds. 

County of Merrimack, for paupers, 

County tax, .... 
Committee service, 
City paupers, .... 
Decoration day, 
Fire department, 
Ligliting streets, Ward No. 1, . 
Penacook park, 
Beds at Concord liospital, . 
Reservoir, East Concord, . 
Receiving tomb. Blossom Hill cemeter 
Incidentals, .... 
Interest, ..... 
Police and watch. 
Printing and stationery, 
Precinct, including sewers and lights. 
Public library, .... 
Professional services, 
Salaries, ..... 
Highways, including bridges and side 
walks, . . . . . 

School-house tax, . . . . 

Schools, . . . . , . 

State tax, . . . . , 

Balance on hand, . . . . 



$19,500.00 

50.00 

12,200.00 

3,012.46 

$24,466.57 

1,140.00 

2,870.34 

200.00 

12,683.22 

450.00 

217.79 

900.00 

200.00 

503.59 

15,246.17 

6,501.67 

5,589.22 

1,097.24 

12,374.41 

2,200.00 

669.95 

5,851.18 

23,492.71 

3,492.27 

22,961.45 

25,372.00 



$34,762.46 



$168,479.78 
47,904.66 



$251,146.90 



50 CITY OF CONCORD. 



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 forty-seven thousand nine hun- 
dred and four dollars and sixty-six cents ($47,904.66). 

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

Committee on Finance. 



CITY EXPENSES. 



CITY EXPENSES 

FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER ;31, 

1886: 

Being an itemized accotint, made vp from the books of the City Clerk, of 
the i^ayments made by the City Treasurer, on account of 

HUNNING- EXPE]N"SE:S. 



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, 
1886, 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 pay- 
ment of maturing bonds. 

STATE TAX. 

Paid Solou A. Carter, state treasure)-, . . $25,372.00 



COUNTY TAX. 

Paid George P. Little, county treasurer, , . ^24,466.57 



INTEREST. 

Paid coupons and interest account, . . . $6,501.07 



;V2 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



CITY PAUPERS. 

Appropriation for 18SG, . . . $ 1,500. 00 
Received of town of Laconia, . . . 40.7.") 
" Joseph A. Cochran for cash re- 
turned, .... 
'' Joseph A. Cociiran for wood 
sold 



LOO 



0.00 



Deficiency broiigiit from transfer account. 

Paid as follows : 
Peabody A. Morse, aid, 
Ellen M. Hall, rent for Mrs. Call, 
Mrs. C. H. Critchett, aid, . 
Henry Weeks, rent for Mrs. Call, 
Mrs. Timothy Tilton, board Currier child. 
John E. Mitchell, board Glover child, 
Merrimack Co., board at county farm, 
Noah P. Webster, aid. 
S. D. Marden, medical services, 
John C. Linnchan, groceries, 
C. H. Sanborn, supplies furuisheil, 
Alvah Atwood, board Atwood children, 
J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, . 
H. W. Brickett, groceries, 
Andrew Keenan, wood, 
A. C. Sanborn, groceries, . 
Dr. H. C. Cummings. medical services, 
A. B. Young, groceries, 
John Bresnahan, aid, 
C. H. Carpenter, wood, 
G. H. Seavey, aid for Mrs. Critchett, 
H. F. Brown, supplies furnished, 
Reed & Mudgett, provisions, 
J. E. Symonds & Co., wood, 
Perkins, Dudley & Co., provisions, . 
Horace A. Brown, rent for Mrs. Call, 
(), J. Fifield, wood, .... 



51,553.7;') 
1,316.59 



S78.00 

4.. 50 

141.00 

23.00 

106.00 

104.00 

139.36 

109.00 

7.00 

1.40 

13.30 

106.00 

15.20 

2.00 

2.00 

7.34 

42.50 

4.72 

84.00 

255.62 

2.10 

7.13 

2.00 

5.00 

2.51 

28.00 

6.00 



«2. 870.34 



KIRK I)EPARTMP:NT. 



r)3 



Di-. A. C. Alexander, iiiodicvil services, 

Harriet Crumniet, aid, 

E. H. Smart, aid for Mrs. Critchett, 

Fred Reed & Co., groceries, 

J. Frank Hoit & Co., groceries, 

Dr. A. E. ICmery. medical services, 

George C. Blaisdell, ''• 

George L. Lovejo}', undertaker, 

H. H. Farnum, board of P. A. Morse 

A. P. Fitch, medicines, 

W. W. Allen, dry goods, . 

John A. Coburn, undertaker, 

C. H. Sanders, shoes, 

J. E. Plummer, undertaker, 

Coutoocook Manufacturing Co., wood, 

N. H. Asylum, board. 



$84.50 

20.00 

7.0] 

9.00 

32.00 

6.00 

13.00 

12.00 

21.50 

.49 

2.20 

15.75 

.70 

5.00 

9.25 

645. G5 



For City Paupers in other Towns. 
Town of Belmont, for Moses D. French, . 1329.08 
Town of Warner, for Mrs. Lamprey, . 82.50 
Town of Hooksett, for C L. Quimby, . 103.32 
State Industrial School, Heath boy, . . 27.64 
G. W.Adams, Manchester, for Mrs. Ahern, 5.00 
Susan J. Clark, " " " '' 30.00 
John E. Dolber, " " " " 30.00 
G. W. M. Pitman, Bartlett, for J. H. East- 
man, 46.07 

James H. Eastman, Bartlett, aid, . . 84.00 



$2,1: 



§737.61 



^2,870.34 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation for 1886, . . . §11,000.00 

" improvement fire alarm, 450.00 

'' new horses, . . . 550.00 

Received for shotes sold, .... 33.96 
" exchange of shotes, . . 19.92 



54 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Received of G. & H. Partridge, for manure, SlA.OO 
" H. Partridge, rent of engine-hall, 4.,')0 



Deficiency brought from transfer account. 

Paid as follows : 
Central Station. 

Eben F. Richardson, steward, . 

Willis K. Wingate, assistant steward, 

James Mercer, teamster, . 

Oscar Thomas, " 

Chas. E. Lake, 

Thomas Fagan, " 

J. M. Stewart & Sons, door mats, 

Mrs. B. M. Pratt, washing, 

Mrs. Annie Richardson, washin 

Holt Bros., plank, . 

Henr}' L. Harris, pair horses, 

Concord Railroad, freight bills 

" " supplies, 

J. F. Cotton, hay, . 
W. F. Wadleigh, hay, 
G. B. Emmons, hay, 
George W. Merrill, hay, . 
E. D. Smart, straw, 
William R. Worth, straw, 
H. Thompson, brooms, 
Eugene Low, mop-handle, 
J. Frank Hoit, supplies, . 
S. E. Tweed, liniment, 
W. D. Thompson, hardware, 
Underbill & Kittredge, supplies, 
Stevens & Duucklee, supplies. 
Concord Water- Works, water, 
W. S. Davis & Son, blacksmith wor 
Concord Gas Co., gas, 
J. D. Johnson & Son, harness-work 
J. E. McShane, horse-shoeing, 
Robert Maguire, veterinary services. 



$12,073. ;58 
609.81 



S12.r„s;}.22 



$000.00 

GOO. 00 

600.00 

580.64 

102.95 

16.00 

4.50 

40.00 

20.00 

1.92 

550.00 

25.65 

5.10 

340.18 

23.26 

34.60 

200.90 

30.80 

10.07 

8.64 

.75 

8.75 

12.25 

71.00 

38.00 

72.52 

48.00 

74.29 

324.50 

142.40 

166.95 

42.50 



FIRK DEPARTMENT. 



05 



Andrew S. Jackson, supplies, . . . S24.85 

Williams & Rix, upholstering, . . 7.85 

G. B. Emmons, shotes, &c., . . . 37.00 

J. A. Dadmun, supplies, . . . 16.55 

Counell & Savory, supplies and painting, 130.63 

Gallinger & Peaslee, medical services, . 3.00 

Boston & Lowell Railroad, supplies, . .30 

Scribner & Britton, supplies, . . . 10.73 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal and wood, . . 132.90 

C. H. Martin & Co., supplies, . . 43.18 

E. F. Richardson, making bedding, . 3.40 
Thurston & Downing, sheeting, . . 3.58 
George Goodhue, supplies, . . . 8.69 
Clapp & Co., castings, .... 45.15 
Geo. L. Theobald, drawing ha}', . . 2.50 
A. R. Ayers, supplies, .... 10.02 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, supplies, . 9.87 
Walker & Co., portable forge, . . . 13.62 
A. P. Fitch, supplies, .... 19.06 
Kimball & Danforth, lumber, . . . 28.80 
M. J. Ward, couplings, .... 28.40 

F. J. Emerson, oats, .... 46.37 

D. N. Allen, new boiler flues, &c., . . 79.58 
Eben F. Richardson, cash paid out, . 16.26 
John A. Wheelock, hose-coupling reformer, 75.00 
Amos H. Morrison, labor, . . . 5.50 
Lowell Eastman, glass, .... 7.53 
Brown & Abbott, use of horses, . . 75.00 
Ordway & Ferrin, setting boiler, . . 28.69 
Munns & Paige, steam fitting, . . 48.67 
W. M. Darrah, labor, .... 3.25 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, . . . .96 
Sam'l Eastman & Co., supplies, . . 7.90 



$5,766.91 



Fire Alarm. 

Eben F. Richardson, superintendent, . $200.00 

Dau'l B. Newhall, cash paid out, . . 10.66 

F. W. Landon, generator and wire, . 10.41 

Edwin Rogers, supplies, .... 91.13 



56 



CITY OF CONCORU. 



li^dwin Rogers, new iei)eater, &c'., . 

" new signal boxes, &c., 

Underbill & Kittredge, supplies, 
W. D. Thompson, hardware, . 
James H. Sanders, painting, 
W. S. Davis & Son, blacksraithing, 
John A. White, machine work, 
Booth & Haslam, supplies and labor, 
E. A. Miller & Son, lumber and labor, 
Charles C. Blanchard, varnishing, 
J. C. McGilvray, labor, . 

Good Will. Hose, 

C. W. Wilcox, use of hose, 
Geo. H. Sawyer, steward, 
Concord Water- Works, water. 
Concord Gas Co., gas, 
Pay-rolls, 

Alert Hose. 

J. F. Scott, lal)or, . 

George Goodhue, gas fixtures, 

Frank H. George, furnace, 

S. Seavey estate, rent of stable, 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, 

Fred F^arle, steward, 

Charles C. Hill, use of horses, 

B. Bilsboi'ough, painting, 

John H. Sanborn, lumber and labor, 

Ordway & Ferrin, whitening, 

Concord Water- Works, water, 

Concord Gas Co., gas. 

Pay-rolls, 

Katjle Hose. 

Pay-rolls, 

Hoard of Engineers. 

Pay-rolls, 



$581.38 

253. 9G 

20.73 

72.40 

36.07 

75.00 

4,20 

18.91 

41.5!) 

8.00 

4.00 





. $100.00 


. 


33.00 




0.50 




41.90 




486.00 




$5.88 




4.00 




98.30 


e, 


60.00 




21.75 




30.00 




25.00 




26.84 


labor, 


10.15 




10.00 


. 


13.50 




24.50 


• 


486.00 



$1,434.44 



$670.40 



$815.92 



$551.00 



$51 1 .00 



KIKE DKl'AUTMKNT. 



Kearsarge Steamer. 

Abbot-Downing Co., repairs, 
Pay-rolls, 

Gov. Hill Steamer. 

C. H. Sanders, engineer, 

Pioneer Steamer. 

Enoch E. Rolfe, steward, 
W. W. Allen, cash paid out, 
Henry Morrill, use of horses, 
C. C. Bean estate, " 

Contoocook Mfg. Co., wood, 
W. W. Allen, coal, . 
Henry Morrill, labor, 
C, M. & A. W. Rolfe, repairs, 
Dodge & Bickford, hose sleigh. 
Pay-rolls, . . . . 

Hook and Ladder Co. 
Pay-rolls, . . . . 



SI 3.00 
721.00 



S30.00 

18.76 

33.38 

16.67 

1.20 

40.05 

6.00 

4.40 

50.00 

506.00 



$734.00 



125.00 



$706.1 



$806.00 



Old Fort Hand Engine Co. 

John ¥j. Frye, lumber and labor, 
Samuel Eastman, water, . 
T. B. Dickerman, steward, 
John E. Frye, supplies, . 
Pay-rolls, .... 

Cataract Hand Engine Co. 

Partridge & Grossman, repairs, 
W. J. Fernald, chairs, 
H. B. Peabody, steward, . 
Pay-rolls, .... 



$50.00 

5.00 

21.00 

12.86 

246.00 



$21.40 
11.70 
18.18 

246.00 



$334.86 



5297.28 



; 12,683.22 



58 



CITY OF CONCOHD. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation for highways, 1886, $20,000.00 

,, Se wall's Falls and Free 

bridges, . . . 550.00 
Received from E. H. Woodman, Commis- 
sioner of Highways, from sale of loara, 

&c., 172.07 

Received from street sprinkling subscrip- 
tion, 831.50 



Appropriation for sidewalks, 1886, . . $2,000.00 

Received from E. H. Woodman, Commis- 
sioner of Highways, account of concrete, 923.00 



Surplus carried to transfer account. 



21 ,"».o3.57 



$2,!)23.00 

^24,476.57 
983.86 

$23,492.71 



Paid as follows :- 



CENTRAL DISTRICT. 



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

JAMES H. ROWELL, Supt. of Streets, in chsxrge. 

General Repairs. 

Labor pay-rolls, $7,091.02 

James H. Rowell, services, self and team, 1,092.00 

Horace Hammond, services, . . . 348.00 

Batchelder & Co., grain, .... 449.54 

James R. Hill & Co., blanket, . . . 3.25 

S. M. Chesley, l)lacksmithing, . . 3.21 

C. R. Cass, "^ " ... 13.35 

J. E. McShane, " ... 14.00 

G. A. Duniore, " ... 47.05 

W. S. Davis & Son, " . . . 63.74 
J. C. Richardson, exchange on pair horses, 150.00 

Robert J. Maguire, veterinary services, . 10.00 

W. H. Hammond, hay, .... 12.06 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



59 



George L. Theobald, hay, 

Concord Water-Works, water for troughs, 

F. H. Whitne}', services, 
H. Hammond, use of carts 1884, 1885, 
Hnmphre}', Dodge & Smith, hardware, 
W. D. Thompson, hardware, . 
J. D. Johnson & Son, harness repairs, 
W. H. Hammond, use of horse, 
Geo. L. Theobald, horse bought, 
S. C. Jenness, watering-trough. 
Wood worth, Dow & Co., cement, 
Geo. T3'ler, castings for road machines, 

G. B. Emmons, expense on horse, . 
Sargent & Sullivan, shives for derrick, 
Batchelder & Co., oil, etc., 
C. H. Martin & Co., paints, 
M. H. Johnson, stone, 
A. C. Sanborn, powder, . 
John T. Dodge, agent, road gravel, 
Chas. Nutting, road gravel, 
J. H. Rowell, 
Holt Brothers, lumber, 
J. F. Hoit, spiced food, . 
Rowell & Co., concrete paving, 
G. B. Little, cutting bushes, 
H. W. Clapp & Co., niggerheads, etc., 
W. P. Ford & Co., plow points, etc., 
Ordway & Ferrin, mason-work, 
Moses Brown, damage to land, 
J. H. Rowell. cash paid out. 



Bridges and Culverts. 

Labor pay-rolls, 

Horace Hammond, services, 

M. T. Ladd, lumber, 

A. C. Holt, lumber, 

G. W. Chesley, chestnut plank, 

St. Paul's School, lumber, 

John Whitaker, lumber, . 



$45.55 

140.00 

27.15 

20.00 

13.07 

65.24 

6.02 

9.00 

90.00 

3.00 

1.50 

19.00 

4.30 

5.50 

1.92 

13.02 

22.00 

2.G4 

10.75 

21.00 

66.50 

3.00 

3.50 

336.24 

2.50 

35.00 

13.73 

6.07 

10.00 

4.41 



S10,29S.83 



^55.25 

42.00 

25.76 

4.56 

326.62 
16.79 
18.00 



f)0 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



R. K. Buzzell, himbei-, .... S3. 00 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, . . . 0.3o 

N. P. Eiebardson, lumber, . , . 2.75 

Mar}' Adams, lighting Free Bridge, . . 52.00 

H. W. Briekett, oil and chimneys, . . 5.64 

E. A. F. Hammond, lighting lower bridge, 55.50 

Stewart & Sons, bridge lamp, . . . .48 

Curtis White, surveying lumber, . . 2.40 

W. S. Davis & Son, blacksmithiug, . . 35.75 

P. Messer, labor on derrick, . . . 18.00 

Connell & Savory, painting iron bridge, . 135.00 
S. F. Patterson, new roofing Sewall's Falls 

bridge, 400.00 

S. F. Patterson, repairs Free bridge, . 40.00 



Fences and Signs, 

Labor pay-rolls, .... 
G. AV. Chesley, i)osts, 
Ford & Kimball, iron posts, 
George Prescott, guide-boards, 

Macadcuniziiif/ . 

Labor pay-rolls, .... 

Geo. Goodhue, work on boiler, 

G. A. Dumore, blacksmithiug, 

Concord Water-Works, water for crusher, 

G. T. Comins, wood, 

Ranlet & Marsh, coal, 

H. Hammond, services, 

Morrill & Danforth, insurance on crusher, 

Farrel Foundry Co., castings, . 

M. H. Bradley, rent of land, 



Sideivalks and Crossings. 

Labor pay-rolls, 
H. C. Robinson, teamster, 
H. Hammond, services, . 
Rowell & Co., concreting, 
M. H. Johnson, edgestone, 



$24.25 

6.84 

14.14 

4.00 



,134.66 
3.11 

8.22 
6.00 
9.00 
56.00 
70.00 
30.00 
29.39 
60.00 



$111.00 
15.00 
13.00 

2,169.21 
126.00 



il.34s.i)l 



$49.23 



$1,406.38 



HIGHWAY DP:PARTMENT. 



(51 



B. E. Badger, sufveying, . . . $30.99 

Merrill Dyer, stone-work, . . . 10.00 

Win. Slmckford, sand, .... 6.40 

J. C. Ordvvay, proportion of brick walk, . 17.68 

Rowell & Co., patching concrete walks, . 78.90 

Mrs. F. R. Thurston, stone, . . . 1.50 

G. A. Dnmore, blacksmithing, . . 1.45 

Foss & Merrill, surveying, . . . 10.25 

Cleaning and Sprinkling Streets. 

Labor pay-rolls, $1,297.38 

Horace Hammond, services, . . . 15.00 
H. C. Robinson, teamster, . . . 458.00 
Abbot-Downing Co., new sprinkler, . 350.00 
W. S. Davis & Son, rebuilding old sprinkler, 128.82 
M. J. Warde, hose for sprinklers, . . 12.50 
.1. A. Dadmun, repairs sprinklers, . . 5.00 
Stevens & Duncklee, repairs sprinklers, . 8,67 
W. S. Davis & Son, " . 56.53 
Abbot-Downing Co., repairs sweeper, . 32.00 
Sara'l Eastman & Co., hose couplers, &c., 27.75 
Concord Water-Works, water for sprinkling, 400.00 
H. M. Cook, collecting sprinkling subscrip- 
tions, 60.00 

Breaking Roads. 

Labor pay-rolls, $948.11 

H. Hammond, services, . . . ." 144. fK) 

H. C. Robinson, teamster, . . . 127.00 

Geo. B. Little, services, .... 3.40 

Cleaning skating place, .... 36.00 



$2,597.38 



$2,851.65 



;i,258.51 



BOROUGH DISTRICT. 

Geo. F. Sanborn in charge. 

Geo. F. Sanborn, pay-rolls, . . . $254.67 

Penacook precinct, lighting Borough bridge, 25.00 



&2 CITY OF CONCORD. 

W. H. Huinmond, services, . . . $1.50 

John Wbitaker, lumber, . . . 7.00 

G. F. S:inl)orn. stone-work, . . . 80.00 



EAST CONCORD RIVER DISTRICT. 

JosiAH kS. Locke in cliarge. 

■losiali !S. Locke, puv-roUs, . . . $21.50 

Clias. C. Graham, vvateriug-trougli, . 3.00 



EAST CONCORD VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

Andrew S. Farnum in charge. 

Andrew 8. Farnum, pay-rolls, . . $368.02 

W. H. Hammond, services, . . . 4.50 

Henr}^ A. Jones, lumber, . . . 18.14 

Andrew S. Farnum, stone-work, . . 21.00 
Fales P. Virgin, watering-trough, 1885, 

188G, 0.00 



EAST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

Simeon Farnum in charge. 

Simeon Farnum, pay-rolls, . . . $126.79 

John Whitaker, lumber 104.80 

Simeon Farnum, ''■.... 17.38 



HORSE HILL DISTRICT. 

RonERT B. HoiT in charge. 

Robert B. Hoit, pay-rolls, . . . $57.50 

W. H. Hammond, services, . . . 1.50 

G. 1. Colby, watering-trough, . . 3.00 



$368.17 



;24..50 



18.26 



$248. !»7 



$62.00 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. bo 

HOT HOLE POND DISTRICT. 

Lyman A. Hall in cliarge. 

Lvmau A. Hall, labor pay-rolls, .... $14.01 



LITTLE POND ROAD DISTRICT. 

Lowell Buown in charge. 

Lowell Browu, labor pay-rolls, .... $6.37 



LONG POND NORTH DISTRICT. 

David W. Hobbs in charge. 

David W. Hobbs, labor pay-rolls, .... $34.50 



MAST YARD DISTRICT. 

Andrew P. Bennett in charge. 

Andrew P. Bennett, labor pay-rolls. . $33.02 
AV. D. Perkins, watering-trough, . . 3.00 

W. H. Hammond, services, . . . 1.50 



NORTH CONCORD DISTRICT. 

E. P. Farnum in charge. 

Geo. F. Hay ward, labor pay-rolls, . . $16.75 

E. P. Farnum, " . . 86.88 



17.52 



MOUNTAIN DISTRICT. 

Hugh Tallant in charge. 

Hugh Tallant, labor pay-rolls, .... $103.54 



$103.63 



(U 



CITY OF CONCOUn. 
NUMBER FOUR DISTRICT. 



Fkank E. DiMONi) ill ('li:ii<^e. 



Frank K. Diinoiid, labor [)ay-rolls, 
\V . IT. Ilaininond. services, 



$170.8;') 
COO 



SI 70.85 



NUMBER FIVE DISTRICT. 

Wm. B. Thompson in charjje. 



Win. F>. Tliompson, labor pay-rolls, 



$iir).88 



PENACOOK DISTRICT. 

Henky Mokrill in cljarge. 

Henry Morrill, labor pay-rolls, 
C. C. Bean, " 

Penacook precinct, lighting Twin bridge, 
Fred G. Cliandlei', breaking roads, 
S. G. Sanborn, blacksmithing, 
W. H. Hammond, services, 
A. H. Urann, painting fence, 
N. 8. Gale & Co., hardware, . 
Foote, Brown & Co., hardware, 
John Whitaker, lumber, 
Geo. Fnller, gravel, 

C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, watering-trough, 
1884, 1885, 1886 



850.32 

217.08 

25.00 

;3.00 

i;i.70 

3.00 

1.00 

4.07 

1.12 

9.45 

3.90 

9.00 



PENACOOK INTERVALE DISTRICT. 

.1. T. GiLMAN in charire. 



J. T. (iilman, labor pay-rolls, 
A. J. Smith, watering-trough. 



$51.90 
3.00 



Sl.141.24 



$54.90 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 65 

POTTER STREET DISTRICT. 

Henuy H. Potter in charge. 

J. T. Tenney, watering-trongh, . . $3.00 

H. H. Potter, labor pay-rolls, . . 162.20 

J. T. Batchelder, services, . . . 6.61 

W. H. Hammond, " ... 4.50 

8176.31 



SANBORN DISTRICT. 

Moses C. Sanborn in charge. 

Moses C. Sanborn, labor pay-rolls, . . . S18.00 



SNAPTOWN DISTRICT. 

John W. Bourlet in charge. 

John W. Bourlet, labor pay-rolls, .... $24.96 



VIRGIN DISTRICT. 

Frank P. Batchelder in charge. 

Frank P. Batchelder, labor pay-rolls, . . . $2.50 



WEST CONCORD VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

H. H. Farnum in charge. 

H. H. Farnum, labor pay-rolls, . . $482.09 

Humphrey, Dodge & Co., Akron pipe, . 27.72 

John Whitaker, lumber, . . . 11.00 

W. H Hammond, services, . . . 3.00 

Holmes & Hathorn, stone-work . . 10.40 



$534.21 



66 CITY OF CONCORD. 

WEST SEWALL'S FALLS DISTRICT. 

H. H. Faunlm in charge. 

C. L. & W. P. Co., breaking roads, . $12.00 

E. S. Carpenter, labor, . . . 22.00 

W. H. Hamnioud, services, . . . 1.50 



$:55.5i) 



Total highway expense, .... $23,4'J2.71 



INCIDENTALS AND LAND DAM- 
AGES. 

Appropriation for 1886, . . . $6,000.00 

Special appropriation for 1886, . . 6,000.00 

Received of Merrimack county, . . 12.50 

J. W. Johnson, for liquors re- 
turned, .... 371.70 

James H. Rowell, for house 

bought 400.00 

Emma Osgood, rent of land, 3.00 

G. & H. Partridge, rent of 

pasture, .... 40.00 

Horace Hammond, for grass, 6.00 

E. H. Runnells, for grass, . 10.00 

Kimball & Danforth, rent of 

sheds, .... 12.00 

Fairbanks & Huntley, rent of 

sheds, .... 2.25 

White & Huntley, rent of 

sheds 3.00 

R. P. Sanborn, rents, . . 43.50 

G. W. Waters, rent of land, 25.00 



$12,928.95 

Deficiency brought from transfer account, 2,317.22 

$15,246.17 



INCIDENTALS AND LAND DAMAGES. 



07 



Paid as follows : 
R. P. Sanborn, city messenger, 
A. R. Avers, supplies, . 
Jackmau & Lang, insurance, . 

" " rent collector's office, 

Morrill & Dauforth, insurance, 
N. E. Telephone Co., use of telephones, 
Joseph A. Cochran, return of births, 

deaths, &c., .... 
•John H. Maynard, overtax refunded, 
J. H. Lane, committee expense, 
V. J. Batchelder, 
Dr. S. D. Harden, services, . 

D. F. Secomb, numbering houses, . 
C. H. Herbert, laud damages, 
Benjamin W. Couch, " 
Walter S. Blanchard, " 
Patrick Ahern, 2d, " 
John W. Kirk, 
J. H. Rowell, " 
W. A. Sleeper, " 

E. D. Clough & Co., " 
Sarah P. Lamprey, " 
John Bartlett, " 
Walter S. Blanchard, " 
Levi Lamprey, "• 
Geo. S. Kellom, " 
Ranlet & Marsh, coal, . 
Geo. L. Theobald, cartage, &c., 
Staniels, Allison & Co., insurance, 
Robertson, Rowell & Co., ice for foun 

tains, ..... 
Ranlet & Marsh, ice for fountains, 
J. A. Cochran, cash paid out, 
E. B. Hutchinson, surveyor's stakes, 
Hobbs, Gordon & Co., repairs on furnace 
C. H. Ordway, recording deeds, 
E. H. Randall, repairs on furnace, . 
Brown & Abbott, teams for assessors. 



$247. G3 


1.00 


61.50 


100.00 


100.00 


192.25 


100.20 


18.00 


12.00 


12.00 


1.00 


2. GO 


. 2,500.00 


500.00 


890.00 


300.00 


. 1,400.00 


275.50 


375.00 


900.00 


475.00 


25.00 


10.00 


8.00 


13.30 


87.00 


15.00 


29.00 


54.06 


25.50 


41.93 


5.10 


3.12 


3.10 


6.21 


15.00 



68 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Thomas M. Laug, 2d, cash paid, 

Concord Gas Co., gas, 

John C. Webster, over-tax refunded 

Charles H. Potter, broken leg, 

Sarah E. Clifford, broken wrist, 

James C. Carlton, personal injuries, 

Hattie L. Carter, personal injuries, 

F. A. Stillings, damage to horse, 

Mrs. Oliver Fuller, personal injuries, 

Patrick Kellev, execution for damages, . 3 

Franklin D. Frost, settlement of suit, , 1 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, supplies. 

Concord Water-Works, water, 

Foss & Merrill, plans and surveys, . 

Dr. A. C. Alexander, return of births, &c 

N. A. Tuttle, repairs city clocks, 

Howard Watch Co., repairs city clocks, 

J. M. Stewart & Sou, matting, 

E. E. Clarke, selling Kirk house, 

C. F. Batchelder, posting notices, 

Albin & Martin, costs in Eastman case, 

George Goodhue, gas fixtures, 

R. A. Ray, clerical work, 

J. H. Ballard, insurance, 

J. A. Cochran, stamps, 

Geo. Prescott, painting health notice, 

Fj. a. Miller & Son, labor, 

J. B. Sanborn, town officer, 

Norris A. Dunklee, livery, 

W. M. Darrah, work city hall. 

Gust Walker, for Ward 5 ward-room, 

W. W. Allen, expense Ward 1 ward-room, 

H. B. Peabody, expense Ward 3 ward-room, 

John Chadwick, telephone service, . 

Geo. A. Foster, livery, .... 

John Whitaker, account Horse Hill cemetery, 

John Connell, services as health officer, . 

H. C. Cummings, " " 

Woodman & Robinson, rent mavor's office, 



848 

20G 

13 

146 

80 

48 

199 

98 

82 

,174 

,500 

5 

44 

178 

2 

7 

41 

22 



1 

22 

2 

18 

3 

5 

5 

3 

2 

5 

20 

25 

3 

2 

10 
4 
30 
23 
23 
65 



.13 
.38 
.04 
.50 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.50 
.53 
.00 
.64 
.00 
.15 
.75 
.40 
.15 
.83 
.00 
.35 
.36 
.50 
.75 
.00 
.30 
.00 
.25 
.50 
.00 
.03 
.00 
.35 
.50 
.00 
.25 
.00 
.50 
.00 
.00 



POLICE AND WATCH. 



69 



Richard H. Ayer, care of clocks, 
John C. Linehan, sub-registrar, 
Frank H. George, supplies, 
Dr. A. E. Emery, health officer, 
M. H. Johnson, boundary posts. 
Town of Hopkinton, boundary posts, 
E. H. Woodman, stamps, &c., 
Physicians' pay-roll for return of births and 
deaths, ...... 



$85.00 
4.80 
.85 
8.00 
2.50 
6.00 
12.63 

142.75 



;15,24G.17 



POLICE AND WATCH. 



Appropriation for 1886, . . . $5,000.00 

Received of S. Dana, police justice, . 742.51 

" B. E. Badger, police justice, 165.50 

S5,908.01 

Sur[)lus carried to transfer account, . 318.79 

Paid as follows : 

John Connell, salary, .... $900.00 

James E. Rand, salary, . . . 800.00 

Charles H. Jones, salary, . . . 800.00 

E. A. F. Hammond, .... 800.00 

Sylvester Dana, police justice, . . 480.00 

B. E. Badger, police justice, . . . 120.00 

Charles H. Green, assistant marshal, . 350.00 

" cash paid out, . . 14.44 

John Connell, cash paid out, . . . 54.73 

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

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

G. H. Dimond, special police, . . 48.50 

W. R. Green, " ... 92.30 

Robert Crowther, " . . . 5.60 

Chas. P. Sanborn, legal services, . . 7.50 

Robert A. Ray, '' . . 16.50 

B. E. Badger, special justice, . . 8.00 

Will A, Little, police service, . . 53.35 



k">.589.22 



70 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Simeon Partridge, police service, 

Ranlet & Marsli, cotil and ice, 

C. N. Bean, coal, .... 

Concord Gas Co., gas, . 

Penacook precinct, lighting lobby lamp, 

Batchelder & Co., supplies, 

Concord Water- Works, water, 

George A. Foster, livery, 

J. P. Lovell's Sons, handcuffs, 

Dodge & Bickford, livery, 

Stevens & Duncklee, supplies, 

Eli Hanson, police service, 

H. E. Chamberlain, police service, 

John Chadwick. rent assistant marshal's 

office, ..... 
Pay-roll special police, . 



$24.00 
92.06 
15.75 
47.40 
24.75 
12.36 

c.oo 

65.00 
8.00 
5.00 
6.98 
2.80 
G.20 

36.00 
286.00 



Sr),.^H!).22 



COMMITTEE SERVICE. 



Appropriation for 1886, 






. 


SI. 140. 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 




Gilman H. Dimond, " 






30.00 




.lames F. Roone}^ " 






30.00 





William H. Kenney, councilman, 
James K. Kennedy, 
Freeborn S. Abbott, 
Warren H. Corning, 
Horace S. Fairbanks, 
Hiram O. Marsh, 
Frank J. Batchelder, 
George H. Mills, 



SAJ.A 


RIES. 








71 


ncilman, . . $30.00 










30.00 












45.00 












30.00 












30.00 












30.00 












45.00 












30.00 










SI 


140.00 











SALARIES. 

Appropriation for 1886, 

Deficiency brought from transfer account, 

Paid as follows : 
E. H. Woodman, salary as mayor, 
E. H. Woodman, com'r of highways, 
Joseph A. Cochran, city clerk, 
William F. Thayer, treasurer, 
L. L. Mower, clerk of council, 
Abial Rolfe, assessor Ward 1, 

John Potter, " ''2, 

Timothy Carter, " "3, 

Gilbert H. Seavey, " "4, 

Curtis White, " "5? 

Geo. S. Dennett, " " 6, 

J. B. Weeks, " "7, 

C. T. Huntoon, collector, 
Thomas M. Lang, 2d, collector, 
J. A. Cochran, overseer of poor, Central, 
Henry F. Brown, " Ward 1, 



Charles H. Sanborn, " " 

Board of Education, Union District, 
'^ District No. 3, 

" " " 20, 

Abial Rolfe, supt. school committee, 
W. W. Flint, 



2, 



$5,500.00 
351.18 



$500.00 

600.00 

800.0.0 

250.00 

50.00 

252.00 

123.00 

120.00 

270.00 

156.00 

198.00 

219.00 

79.12 

1,010.06 

150.00 

25.00 

10.00 

225.00 

18.00 

18.00 

27.00 

56.66 

56.68 



$5,851.18 



72 



CITY OF CONCOKD. 



Geo. H. Curtis, snpt. school committee, 
H. W. Stevens, solicitor. 
Board of assessors, extra services, 
Selectmen's pa3'-roll, 7 wards, 
Ward clerks' " " 

Moderators' " " 

Frank P. Curtis, records Ward 2, 
Robert H. Rolfe, " 5, 

Chas. A. Davis, " 4, 



$56.66 

300.00 

87.00 

100.00 

70.00 

21.00 

1.00 

1.00 

1.00 



$r),.S.51.l8 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Appropriation for 1886, . . . $1,000.00 

Deficiency brought from transfer account, 97.24 



Paid as follows : 




Republican Press Association, 


. $732.02 


Ira C. Evans, .... 


4.00 


Frank G. P^dgerly, 


22.25 


N. H. Democratic Press Co., 


29.95 


Frank J. Batchelder, 


192.92 


John B. Clarke, .... 


4.50 


G. H. H. Silsby & Son, 


111.60 







,097.24 



,097.24 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 



Appropriation for 1886, 

Surplus carried to transfer account, 

Paid as follows : 
Albin & Martin, legal services, 
B. F. Tucker, sheriff, 
H. W. Stevens, cash paid out, 
W. L. Foster, legal services, . 
R. A. Ray, 
D. F. Dudley, '' 



1750.00 
8').U5 



$4.50 

1.99 

7.00 

275.44 

15.00 

108.39 



$669.95 



SCHOOLS. 



73 



Clias. H. Green, witness fees and expense, $41.43 

Frank Barber, witness expenses, . . 16.20 

Harry G. Sargent, legal services, . . 10.00 

Dr. A. E. Emery, expert witness, . . 25.00 

Dr. A. H. Crosby, " . . 75.00 

Dr. C. R. Walker, " . . 75.00 

A. J. Shnrtleff, taking deposition, . 15.00 



59.95 



SCHOOLS. 



Unexpended balance of 1885, . . $2,411.45 

Appropriation for 1886, . . . 22,225.00 

Walker fund interest, .... 60.00 

Additional in Union District, . . 8,885.67 

" (text-books), 1,000.00 

" " manual training, 1,200.00 

" district No. 3, . . . 506.00 

20, . . . 300.00 

Literary fund, 1,649.92 

Dog tax 1884 and 1885, balance, . . 305.50 



Balance due school- 


districts, 


• 


. 15,582.09 




$22,961.45 


Paid as follows : 








Edward Runnells, 


district No 


• 1, 


$100.50 


Geo. R. Parmeuter, 


a 


3, 


1,570.50 


R. K. Abbott, 


a 


5, 


122.75 


Alfred Clark, 


ii 


7, 


69.75 


G. W. Chesley, 


(( 


8, 


98.35 


Elbridge Emery, 


(( 


12, 


629.50 


Charles W. Brown, 


(( 


18, 


45.00 


Geo. W. Abbott, 


(( 


20, 


2,175.10 


L. J. Rundlett, Union District, 




16,800.00 


Town school district committee 


• 


1,350.00 

&0-) (i(3 1 A P. 



74 



CITY OF CONCORD. 

SCHOOL-HOUSE TAXES. 



Appropriation for steain-fittiug, Union 
District, ..... 

Appropriation for insurance, Dist. No, 12, 

" steam-heating, " 20, 

" Pembroke proportion 

school-honses, .... 

Appropriation for Bow proportion school- 
houses, ..... 

Appropriation for Hopkinton proportion 
school-houses, .... 

Balance due town of Bow, 



Paid as follows : 
Louis J. Rundlett, 
Elbridge P^mery, . 
George W. Abbott, 
Town of Pembroke, 
Town of Hopkinton, 



!, 500.00 

20.00 

500.00 

150.00 

135.92 

322.27 



52,500.00 

20.00 

500.00 

150.00 

322.27 



$.•5. 028. 19 
135.92 

S3, 492. 27 



83,492.27 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Appropriation for 1886, 

Paid as follows : 
Board of Trade Building, rent, 
D. F. Secomb, salary, 

" incidentals, 

S. E. Cassino & Co., 
J. N. McClintock, books, 
Charles R. Corning, books, 
Ticknor & Co., books, . 
(Charles F. Hurlburt, books, 
Ira C. Evans, printing, . 
Robertson, RowoU & Co., fue 



. §2. 200. 00 



$400.00 

600.00 

7.09 

4.00 

28.85 

78.30 

48.75 

8.50 

103.50 

35.13 



PENACOOK PARK. 



75 



Charles E. Carter, 
E. E. Hale, books, 
Concord Gas Light Co., 

D. L. Guernsey, books, 
Insurance, 

Edson C. Eastman, books, 
A. Baker, books, . 
Emile Pingault, books, . 
Mrs. A. Fletclier, papers, 
Estes & Lauriat, books, 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., books, 
Chas. Scribner's Sons, books. 
Republican Press Association, printing, 
Cupples, Upham & Co., books, 
Robinson & Ballou, 
David Shaw, carpentering, 

E. Whitefield, books, 
S. W. Hurd, 

Universalist Publishing Society, 
W. H. Behler, . . 

J. H. Hill, agent, . 



$2.25 

46.50 

46.74 

101.81 

25.00 

405.68 

3.75 

5.00 

12.00 

30.00 

15.00 

10.00 

50.36 

22.03 

1.20 

81.29 

15.00 

3.85 

.67 

3.00 

4.75 



S2.200.00 



PENACOOK PARK. 



Appropriation for 1886, . . . $250.00 

Received for rent of pavilion, . . 8.50 

" wood sold, . . . 1.00 

Surplus carried to transfer account, 



Paid as follows : 
O. F. Richardson, pay-rolls, . 
George Partridge, labor, 
A. H. Urann, painting, . 
John Whitaker, lumber, 
O. F. Richardson, superintendent's salary. 



$109.69 

4.87 

17.86 

19.57 

50.00 



S259.50 
41.71 

$217.79 



76 CITY OF CONCORD. 

J. M. Crossman, labor, .... $2.80 

Eastman & Co., supplies, . . . 4.31 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, supplies, . 8.44 

James W. Welch, express, . . . .25 



5217.79 



DECORATION DAY. 

Appropriation for 1886, $2n0.00 

Paid as follows : 
E. E. Sturtevant Post, G. A. R., . . $130.00 
W. I. Brown Post, G. A. R., . . 50.00 

Davis Post, G. A. R., .... 20.00 



$200.00 



BEDS AT CONCORD HOSPITAL. 

Appropriation for 1886 $900.00 

Paid as follows : 
W. F. Thayer, treasurer Concord Hospital, . . 900.00 



EAST CONCORD RESERVOIR. 

By appropriation for 1886, $200.00 

Paid as follows : 
Ordway & Ferriu, per contract, .... 200.00 



RECEIVING TOMB. 

Special appropriation for completion, . $550.00 

Surplus carried to transfer account, . 46.41 

Paid as follows : 

Sam'l E. Clifford, loam, turf, &c., . . $175.43 

Ordway & Ferrin, mason-work, . . 116.63 

Rowell & Co., concreting, . . . 35.00 



$503.59 



PRECINCT. 



77 



Foss & Merrill, surveying, 
Muuns & Paige, ventilators, &c., 
P. W. Webster, labor, &c., . 
Connell & Savory, labor, &c., 
Frederick Booth, iron-work, . 



$6.50 

15.15 

12.15 

3.13 

175.00 



Received of J. H. Chase, balance from 1885, 



PRECINCT. 



By balance of appropriation for 1885, $2,220.90 

Appropriation for int. on state-house loan, 2,400.00 



$538.99 
35.40 

$503.59 



" lighting streets, . 


3,300.00 




" water for hydrants, 


3,000.00 




" sewers, 


2,100.00 




" int. on sewer notes. 


380.00 




" electric lights, 


1,000.00 




Received of Concord Water- Works, labor, 


7.87 




Received for old lamp-posts, . 


36.00 


$14,444.77 
2,070.36 


Balance precinct fund, unexpended, 




Lighting Streets. 


$12,374.41 


Paid Concord Gas Light Co., gas, . 


$3,042.26 




W. D. Thompson, glass, . 


10.80 




Clapp & Co., lamp-post steps, . 


42.75 




Nath'l Tufts, glass street signs, 


15.80 




Henry A. Rowell, labor on lanterns. 


14.00 




William Rowell, repairing lamps. 


15.00 




Stevens & Hammond, electric lights. 


316.00 




Concord Electric Light Co., electric 






lights, . . . . . 


250.00 


$3,706.61 


Hydrants. 




Paid Concord Water- Works, . 


. 


$3,180.00 


Interest. 






Paid interest on sewer notes. 


$380.00 




" State-house loan, . 


2,426.00 


ffi9 ana f\f\ 



78 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Servers. 

Paid labor pay-rolls on file, . . . $580.27 

Woodworth, Dow & Co., cemeut, . 127.50 

Frank Coffin, cement, . . . 66.00 

Samuel Holt, brick, . . . 609.37 

"W. D. Thompson, sewer-pipe, . 478.58 

Ordway & Ferrin, brick-laying, • 356.00 

G. L. Tiieobald, carting, . . 11.25 

E. A. Cushing, carting, . . . 13.20 

Foss & Merrill, surveying, . . 11.12 

John Sweeney, damage to crops, . 10.00 

Concord Railroad, gravel, . . 51.00 
Lyman R. Fellows, building stone outlet, 311.95 

Ordway & Ferrin, connecting sewers, 55.56 



$2,681.80 
$12,374.41 



LIGHTING STREETS— PENACOOK. 



Appropriation for 1886, 
Paid John McNeil, 



$450.00 
450.00 



RECAPITULATION. 



state tax, 

County tax, . 

Interest, 

Paupers, 

Fire department, . 

Highways, including bridges, 

Incidentals and land damages, 

Police and watch, 

Committee service. 

Salaries, .... 

Printing and stationer}'. 



525,372.00 

24,466.57 

6,501.67 

2,870.34 

12,683.22 

23,492.71 

15,246.17 

5,589.22 

1,140.00 

5,851.18 

1,097.24 



TRANSFER ACCOUNT. 



Professional services, 

Schools, 

School-house taxes, 

Public library, 

Penacook park, 

Decoration day, 

Beds at Concord Hospital, 

East Concord reservoir, 

Receiving tomb, . 

Precinct, including sewers an 

Lighting streets, Ward 1, 



1 Vm\ 



ts, 



S669.95 

22,961.45 

3,492.27 

2,200.00 

217.79 

200.00 

900.00 

200.00 

503.59 

12.374.41 

450.00 



4168,479.78 



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 b}' transfer to other appropriations. 



Dr. 

For balance brought from transfer acc't of 1885, 
To amount brought from police and watch, 

" '- professional services, 

" " Penacook park, 

" " highways, 

" " receiving tomb. 



Cr. 

By am't carried to pauper account, . $1,316.59 

" fire department, . 609.84 

" incidentals, . . 2,317.22 

" salaries, . . . 351.18 
" printing and stationery, 97.24 

Balance carried to transfer account 1887, 369.48 



$3,590.73 

318.79 

80.05 

41.71 

983.86 

46.41 

$5,061.55 



),061.55 



80 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



STONE QUARRIES. 



Received of B. T. Putney, 
" Jos. Gray, • 

" Crowley & Quiun, 



Amount of dog tax, 1886, 

Paid Andrew S. Farnum, i 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Ellen D. Kimball, 
Joseph W. Elliott, 

Balance carried to 1887, . 



;117.76 

29.25 

2.80 







DOC TAX. 




sheep killed. 


. $22.00 


a 


13.00 


ki 


.5.00 


a 


10.00 


• 


. 338.00 



149.81 



388.00 



$388.00 



DEPARTMENT REPORTS. 



"WATER DEPARTMENT. 



83 



AE'^UAL KEPORT 



WATER COMMISSIONERS, 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



EDaAR H. WOODMAN, Mayor, ex-officio. 
JAMES L. MASON .... to Mai-cli 31, 1887 



JOSEPH H. ABBOT . 
SAMUEL S. KIMBALL 
GEORGE A. YOUNG 
JOHN KIMBALL 
WILLIAM M. CHASE 



to March 31, 1887. 
to March 31, 1888. 
to March 31, 1888. 
to March 31, 1889. 
to March 31, 1889. 



O F in I c E R S . 

JOHN KIMBALL, President. 
WILLIAM M. CHASE, Clerk. 
V. C. HASTINGS, Superintendent. 



84 CITY OF CONCORD. 



SUMMARY OF STATISTICS. 



Concord, New Hampshire, Water-Works. 



Population of city by census of 1880, . . . 13,845 

Population of that portion of the city included within 

the water precinct, estimated, .... 12,000 

Date of construction, 1872 ; additions since. 

Works are owned by the city. 

Source of supply, Lond Pond, a natural body of water contain- 
ing 265 acres, situated about three miles and a half from the 
state-house, and about 125 feet higher than Main street in 
front of the state-house. 

Mode of supply, gravity. 



WATER DEPARTMENT. 



85 



FINANCIAL 



MAINTENANCE. 



Receipts. 

From consumers (mostly 
for domestic uses and 
at fixed rates), . : 

From city water pre- 
cinct, for use of hy- 
drants, . 

From rents, &c., 

From cash on hand at 
the close of 1885, . 



^27, 45 1.33 



3,180.00 
231.31 

1,972.58 
$32,835.22 



Expenditures. 

For manatrenient and re- 



pairs. 
For new distribution 

pipes, 
For new service pipes, 
For land purchased. 
For interest on bonds, 
Balance carried to next 

year's account, . 



$3,142.08 

3,779.27 

7G7.50 

1,500.00 

22,720.00 

926.42 
$32,835.22 



CONSTRUCTION. 

No sepai'ate construction account has been kept. The works 
have cost about $425,000. Of this sum, $393,000 was raised 
from the sale of bonds of the city : $350,000 of these bonds 
bear six per cent, interest, and the balance four per cent. The 
remainder of the cost of the works has been paid in part from 
the income, and in part by taxation. It will be noticed that 
items properly chargeable to construction account are included 
in the expenditures of the present year. Similar expenditures 
have been made each year. 



86 



CITY OF CONCOKD. 

FIRE-HYDRANTS. 



STREETS. 


LOCATIONS. 


u 

a; 

t 

12; 


"3 

o 
H 


Main. 




1 








^^ 






,, 






,, 






,, 






(, 






" 


East side North Main, opposite iMoiitjjomery 




,, 






j^ 






,, 






" 


East side North Main, opposite Phenix Hotel building 




^^ 






,j 






,, 






,, 






,, 






,, 






jj 






,, 






,, 






,, 






" 


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


•>« 


Turnpike. 








? 


Water. 
Hall. 

State. 




1 




1 






Walker 




,, 


" " Church 




,, 






^j 






^^ 


















" 


East side Nortii State, opposite state-house 




,^ 






,, 






I, 






,, 






,, 






,1 






,, 






,, 






,j 




1<* 


Grocn. 
South. 




1 










,, 






,, 






,, 






,, 






,, 






,, 




R 


Spriiij;. 

Bradley. 
Rumford. 


South-west corner South Spriiifr and Oak 

West side South Spring, oppo>ite Cross 

'* *' " Terley proposed extension 


3 

1 










,, 




R 









WATER DEPARTMENT. 

FIRE-HYDRANTS— Cow^mwed. 



87 



STREETS. 



Church. 

Franklin. 

Centre. 



Washington. 
School. 

Warren. 



Minot. 
Jackson. 
Pleasant. 



West. 



Railroad sq. 

Summer. 

Chandler. 

Perley. 

Laurel. 

Thorndike. 

Cross. 

Fayette. 

Union. 

Allison. 

Fruit. 

High. 

Valley. 

Bridge. 

On main line 



LOCATIONS. 



North side Church, opposite Lyndon 

North-west corner Franklin and Jackson 

" Centre and North Spring 

" Centre and Kumford 

South-west corner Centre and Pine 

'• Washington and Union 

North-west corner Washington and Kumford 

" Scliool and North Spring 

" School and Merrimack 

South-east corner School and Giles 

" Warren and Green 

" Warren and North Spring 

" Warren and Kumford 

South-west corner Warren and Merrimack 

North-west corner Warren and Tahanto 

South-east corner Warren and Liberty 

Junction Warren and Pleasant, near Fruit 

West side Minot, near Odd Fellows' Home 

North-west corner Jackson and Beacon 

" Pleasant and Ureen 

" Pleasant and Kumford 

South side Pleasant, opposite Pine 

" " Liberty 

North side West, near Mills 

" opposite Dakin 

" at intersection Broadway 

North-west corner Railroad square and Depot 

South-west corner Railroad square and Hill's avenue 

Northeast corner Summer and Pitman 

South side Chandler, opposite Railroad 

North-west corner Perley and G rove 

North-east corner Laurel and I'ierce 

" I'horndike and Grove 

South side Cross, opposite Jefferson 

North-west corner Fayette and Elm 

" Union and Maple 

" Allison and Mills 

North-east corner Clinton and Fruit. 

East side Fruit, opposite Wm. W. Critchett's house 

Nortli-west corner High and Auburn 

South-west corner High and Franklin 

North side Valley, opposite Forest 

South side Bridge, near easterly barn 

East side West Concord road, at Fosterville 

West side West Concord road, at cemetery gate 

East side West Concord road, near city farm buildings 

East side High street, West Concord, near S. W. Kellom's 

G-. E. Holden's 

Total 

PRIVATE HYDRANTS. 

Concord Railroad yard, 3 post and 3 flush hydrants 

Northern Railroad yard, 4 post hydrants 

New state prison 

Old state prison yard 

Abbot-Downing Co. 's yard 

Page Belting Co.'s yard 

W. P. Ford & Co.'s yard 

N. H. Asylum for Insane yard 

Concord Gas-Light Co.'s yard 

Total 



5 
118 



22 



88 



CITY OF CONCOUD. 



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

1,950 feet. 
11,681 
151 

13,.381 

3,704 

4,912 

3,034 

8,667 

45,872 

52,467 

93 

13,967 

10,967 



30-inch main, 




18-inch " 




16-inch " 




14-inch " 




14-inch distribution. 




12-inch 




10-inch 




8-inch 




6-inch " 




4-inch " 




l^-inch " 




1-inch " 




|-inch " 




Total, . 




equal to 32.35 miles. 


Water is now supplied for the 


2304 families, 


244 bath-tubs, 


825 water-closets. 


491 wash-basins. 


63 urinals. 


695 yard hydrants, 


113 fii-e hydrants, 


22 private fire hydrants, 


115 heating apparatus, 


4 hotels, 


3 greenhouses, 


9 fountains. 


12 churches. 


8 school-houses, 


1 State-house, 


1 state prison, 


8 livery stables, 


690 horses, 


147 cattle, 


1 Odd Fellows' hall. 


1 ]\Iasonic hall, 


6 city buildings, 


86 offices, 


4 banks. 





170,846 



following uses : 

1 post-office, 
109 stores, 

3 railroads, 

1 gas-works, 

26 stationary engines, 

2 book-binderies, 

5 printing establishments, 
1 organ manufactory, 

4 carriage manufactories, 
7 public watering-troughs, 

4 photographers, 

3 foundries, 
1 tannery, 

1 bakery, 

5 eating-houses, 

23 mechanics' shops, 
9 barbers' shops, 

12 saloons, 
Ijail, 

4 cemeteries. 

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



WATER DEPARTMENT. 



89 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT. 



To the Board of Water Commissioners : 

I herewith present to you the annual statement of my ac- 
counts as Superintendent for the year ending December 31, 

1886: 

RECEIPTS. 

For water from consumers, . . $27,433.39 

From the city precinct for hydrants, . 3,180.00 

From delinquents, .... 37.47 

For use of metres, .... 25.31 

rent of Cooledge house, . . 100.00 

rent of Cooledge lot, . . . 10.00 

rent of stable at dam, . . . 40.00 

pipe and stock sold, . . . 5G.00 



Deduct abatements, 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid V. C. Hastings, superintendent, . 
E. M. Byrnes, labor, 
Nathaniel White, Jr., rent, 
George H. H. Silsby «& Son, printing, 
N. H. Democratic Press Co., " 
Crawford & Stockbridge, books. 
Concord Gas Light Co., gas, 
Eanlet & Marsh, coal, . 
Robertson & Rowell, coal, 
Telephone Exchange, 
Pay-i'oll, labor, 
George L. Theobald, teaming 
E. H. Rnnnells, " 

O. F. Richardson, labor. 
City of Concord, teaming, 
E. L. Gove, trucking, . 



$30,882.17 
19.53 

$30,862.64 



$1,200.00 

600.00 

300.00 

29.75 

23.50 

21.00 

15.78 

21.75 

24.25 

108.00 

523.35 

81.60 

22.20 

18.50 

21.00 

22.25 



90 



CITY OF CONCORD 



Paid Stephen Sewall, trucking, 

Boston Lead Co., lead pipe, . 
Peck Brothers & Co., brass goods, 
Bramau, Dow & Co., pipe, 
George Goodhue, pipe and fittings 

E. H. Randall, fittings, . 
Ford & Kimball, castings, 

Davis & Farnum, Manufacturing 

Co., castings, 
Walworth Manuf'g Co., valves, 
Bingham & Taylor, gate-boxes, 
National Metre Co., metres, . 

F. W. Landon, batteries, 

Geo. W. Chesley, chestnut plank, 
F. J. Coflan, painting fence, . 
M. B. Edson, charts, 
E. B. Hanchay, smith-work, . 
J. M. Grossman, " " . 
Wm. S. Davis & Son, smith-work, 
N. M. AYeeks, smith-work, 
C. H. Martin & Co., oil and lead, 
Batchelder & Co., oil, . 
George Prescott, painting sign, 
Frank Coflfln, cement, 
Woodworth & Co., cement, . 
Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, hard- 
ware, .... 
W. D. Thompson, hardware. 
Fuller, Leonard & Small, rubber 

goods, .... 

Concord Land and Water Powei 

Co., sand, .... 
Foss & Merrill, engineering, . 
Concord Railroad, freight, 
E. B. Hutchinson, labor and lura 

ber, ..... 
Batchelder & Robinson, lumber. 
Incidentals, .... 
B. T. Putney, stone-work, 



$7.05 
29.38 
51.57 
88.35 
31.00 
3.48 
74.80 

23.35 

226.53 

75.60 

20.93 

13.20 

28.62 

13.25 

5.00 

20. GO 

2.10 

2.40 

1.60 

17.21 

2.95 

1.50 

9.25 

10.20 

24.60 
34.78 

3.36 

12.20 
21.30 
41.79 

37.05 
24.41 
56.53 

260.75 



WATER DEPARTMENT. 91 

Paid R. D. "Wood & Co., pipe and hy- 
drants, $527.08 

Goodhue & Birnie, contract, . . 2,852.10 

Mary C. Rowell, land, . . . 1,500.00 



1,188.80 



Net income for the year, .... $21,673.84 

Add cash on hand at the close of the 

year 1885, as per last report, .... $1,972.58 



$23,646.42 



Deduct amount required to pay the in- 
terest on the Water-Works bonds, 
$350,000^6%, . . . .$21,000.00 

43,000^5)4%, .... 1,720.00 



122,720.00 

Leaving cash on hand at the close of the 

year 1886 $926.42 

The expenses are divided as follows : 

For care and maintenance, . . . $3,142.03 

new distribution pipes, . . . 3,779.27 
new service pipes, . . . 767.50 

land purchased, .... 1,500.00 

$9,188.80 



EXTENSIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS. 

Summer Street : 

294 feet of 4-iu. pipe has been laid, from Court to Pitman 
street, and one hydrant set. 
Minot Street: 

494 feet of 4-in. pipe has been laid, from Warren street 
northerly to the Odd Fellows' Home, and one b3'drant set. 
Warren Street: 

360 feet of 6-in. pipe has been laid, from Fruit west to Mi- 
not street. 
Centre Street : 

567 feet of 6-in. pipe has been laid, from Pine west to High 
street. 



92 CITY OF CONCORD. 

High Street : 

757 feet of G-in. pipe has been laid, from Centre to Valley 
street, and one hydrant set. 
Valley Street : 

879 feet of 6-in. pipe has been laid, from High to Chestnut 
street, and one hydrant set. 
Chestnut Str'eet : 

373 feet of 6-in. pipe has been laid, from Valley to High 
street. 
High Street : 

461 feet of 6-in. pipe has been laid, from Chestnut to Frank- 
lin street, and one hydrant set. 
Franklin Street : 

120 feet of 6-in pipe has been laid east from High street, 
and connected with the old pipe in Franklin street. 

There has been laid during the year, — 

118 feet f-inch pipe. 

201 feet 1-inch pipe. 

823 feet 4-iuch pipe. 

3,564 feet 6-inch pipe. 

Whole number of feet to the present time, 170,846. 

STOP GATES. 

There have been set during the year, — 

8 4-inch gates. 

6 6-inch gates. 

Whole number of gates now in use, 226. 

PUBLIC FIRE HYDRANTS. 

There have been set during the year 4 hydrants, viz., — 
1 on Summer street, corner Pitman street. 
1 on Minot street, near Odd Fellows' Home. 
1 on High street, corner Auburn street. 
1 on Valley street, opposite Forest street. 
1 removed from Railroad square to High, corner of Franklin 
street. 

Whole number of hydrants, 113. 



WATER DEPARTMENT. 



93 



SERVICE PIPE. 

There have been laid during the year, and connected with the 
main pipe, 49 service pipes, consisting of, — 

1,112 feet f-inch pipe. 

20 feet 2-in pipe. 

17 feet 4-inch pipe. 

Whole number service pipes, 1,975. 
Whole number feet, 44,192, equal to 8-^-^^ miles. 



175.90 


July, 


179.90 


176.85 


August, 


178.70 


178.30 


September, . 


177.50 


179.50 


October, 


176.75 


181 


November, . 


176 


180.50 


December, 


176.20 



There have been repaired during the year six leaks, all on the 
distribution pipes. 

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

January, 
February, 
March, . 
April, . 
May, . 
June, . 

The lowest point reached was November 15, being 175.70, and 
the highest was April 13, being 181.10: mean height, 178.10, 
being 1.30 foot higher than during the year 1885. 

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

1873, . . . 175.86 | 1880, . . . 175.30 

1874, . . . 179.50 1881, . . . 174.70 

1875, ... 180 1882, . . . 179.15 

1876, . . . 180.28 1883, . . . 176.40 

1877, . . . 176.46 1884, . . . 178.18 

1878, . . . 179.50 1885, . . . 176.80 

1879, . . . 179.74 1886, . . . 178.10 

Mean height for fourteen years, 177.91. 

Below is given the receipts for each year for fourteen 
which show that the receipts are increasing every year : 



years, 



94 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



For the year euding January 31, 1874, 

P'or fifteen months ending April 1, 1875, 

For the year ending April 1, 1876, 
u u ci jg77^ 

" " " 1878, 

" " " 1879, 

" " " 1880, 

" " " 1881, 

For nine months ending Dec. 31, 1881 
For the year ending Dec. 31, 1882, 
" 1883, 

" " " 1884, 

" " " 1885, 

" '« " 188G, 

Total receipts for fourteen years. 

Respectfully submitted 
V. C. 



$4,431.10 
17,535.00 
16,921.24 
19,001.07 
20,763.03 
21,869.86 
22,451.53 
26,744.58 
25,534.01 
27,243.06 
28,255.48 
28,915.65 
30,222.54 
30,862.64 

$320,750.79 
HASTINGS, SupH. 



We have made some changes in the form of our report to 
comply with suggestions made by a committee of the New Eng- 
land Water-Works Association at a recent meeting. We hope 
to further comply with those suggestions in future reports. 
Much valuable knowledge can be acquired from the united ex- 
perience of a large number of corporations engaged in supply- 
ing water to the public. The only way to make this experience 
available is to have the reports of such corporations made upon 
the same general plan, and have the more material statistics 
condensed into convenient summaries. We shall cheerfully do 
what we can to promote this means of knowledge. 

The board has purchased during the past year a tract of land 
containing about fifteen acres, situated upon the southerly side 
of Long Pond. It seemed important that the city should con- 
trol this land, and thereby prevent it from ever being used in a 
manner that will pollute the waters of the pond, or otherwise 
interfere with the valuable and vital interests that the city have 
in the pond and its surroundings. Its cost was $1,500, and has 
been paid from the income. 

A substantial fence has been built upon each side of the road- 



WATER DEPARTMENT. 95 

way across the dam at a cost of $500, also paid from the in- 
come. Quite large extensions of the works have been made dur- 
ing the year, as will be seen from the superintendent's report. 
These became necessary in order to properly supply citizens of 
the precinct residing in those localities. They are also a part 
of the works as they were originally planned. 

It is the policy of the board to furnish all citizens within the 
pi'ecinct with equal facilities for the use and enjoyment of Long 
Pond water, so far as is practicable. Of course this cannot all 
be accomplished at once ; but the works are gradually approach- 
ing completion. 

The enlargement of the water precinct by adding the village 
of West Concord thereto necessitates the extension of the pipes 
to and through that village. The board will commence work 
upon this extension as soon as the spring opens. 

Application has been made by the authorities of St. Paul's 
School for a supply of water to its buildings. The board can- 
not undertake to do tliis so long as their buildings are not within 
the precinct ; but if the precinct is further enlarged so as to in- 
clude them, this application will be considered. 

The demand for the water increases each year. New con- 
sumers tlie past year have increased the revenues of the works 
some $1,600. It is evident that the time is not far distant 
when it will be necessary for the city to own all the water rights 
pertaining to the pond. The ownership of all those rights will 
add very materially to the usefulness of the works. The water 
can then be controlled so as best to supply the necessities of 
our citizens. Our city is prosperous and growing. The intro- 
duction of Long Pond water has been an important stimulus of 
this prosperity and growth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES L. MASON, 

JOSEPH H. ABBOT, 

SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, 

GEORGE A. YOUNG, 

JOHN KIMBALL, 

AVILLIAM M. CHASE, 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, ex officio, 

Commissioners. 



96 CITY OF CONCORD. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

W. F. Thayer, Treasurer^ 

In account witli Concord Water- Works. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance cash on hand Jan. 1, 1886, . $2, 333. .58 

Income of Water- Works, . . . 30,862.64 

Interest on Water- Works bonds, . . 80.00 

$33,276.22 



EXPENDITURES. 



Interest on Water- Works bonds, . $22,600.00 
Maintenance and extension, . . 9,188.80 

Balance cash on hand, . . . 1,487.42 



$33,276.22 

Jan. 1, 1887. Balance on hand, .... $1,487.42 

W. F. THAYI:R, Treasurer. 

Examined by the Committee on Finance, and found correct. 

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

Committee on Finance. 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



97 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



Nineteenth Annual Report of the Overseer of 
THE Poor, for the Year ending December 31, 1886. 



To the City Council: 

Gp:ntlemen : The undersigned herewith submits the nineteenth 
annual report of expenditures for the poor, including Wards 1 
and 2, for the year ending December 31, 1886, as follows : 



Families and individuals hav 
been aided, in part or in full, di 
opposite their respective names 



Asenath A. Glover, 






$104.00 


Peabody A. Morse, . 






101.50 


Harry Heath, . 






27.64 


Robert A. Brown, . 






46.88 


George Currier, 






122.40 


Noah P. Webster, . 






109.00 


William Atwood, 






115.00 


Scipio Craigue, 






82.03 


Peter Elliott, . 






1.92 


John Bresnahan, 






110.32 


Jonathan B. Ferrin, 






4.00 


Thomas Rainey, 






75.29 


Mrs. C. H. Critchett, 






178.89 


Mrs. John Hannaford, 






22.88 


Mary J. Wentworth, 






46.96 


Mrs. E. Tucker, 






2.75 


Mrs. Harriet Crumraett, 






20.00 


Mrs. H. Call, . 






78.84 


Mattie Hunkins, 

7 






3.20 



ing a settlement in the city have 
ring the time, to the amount set 



98 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Frank A. Flagg, $23.00 

A. Wentworth, ..... G2.25 

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

For board and expenses of John W. Cotter, S208.67 

" " James M. Kenna, 208. 05 

" Wm. Coleman, Jr., 229.33 



Paid for city paupers in other towns in the 
state : 

Charles L. Quiraby, Hooksett, . 
James H. Eastman, Bartlett, . 
Ellen Ahern, Manchester, 
Moses D. French, Belmont, 
Bridget Nichols, Warner (1885), 

Amount expended for city paupers. 



n 04.32 
130.07 

65.00 
333.33 

82.50 



$1,338.75 



)4G.65 



1715.22 



$2,700.62 



Mrs. John Williams, 


1^ 1 1 


r-Mur 


'BKO 


$52.00 


Arminda Caples, 








52.00 


Caroline M. Edmunds, 








130.00 


Harriet Ash, . 








32.70 


Mary Lee, 








52.00 


Mary Hannagan, 








48.00 


E. B. Clisby, . 








93.33 


Mrs. R. Cooper, 








78.00 


Alice Tyner, . 








30.00 


William Burk, . 








3.00 


Mrs. A. J. Drew, . 








3.50 


Mrs, S. B. Sampson, 








34.38 


Mrs. D. R. Tandy, . 








12.00 


Lewis Martin, . 








20.49 


Wm. B. Thompson, 








44.00 


Geo. W. Foote, 








73.40 


Thomas Haley, 








18.00 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



99 



George Ash, . 
Joseph Hurd, . 
Harriet Ramsdell, 
Mrs. J. K. Page, 
Nancy Pearson, 
Mrs, N. K. Emery, 
George Stevens, 
Martha H. Allen, 
Mrs. R. Fife, . 
Peter Goet, 
Charles Roberts, 
Charles A. Locke, 
Mrs. A. Ayotte, 
Fred E. Drew, 
Lucinda Wiser, 
Lois "Welch, 
Mrs. T. Maloney, 
Godfrey Jacobs, Jr 
Abial Stevens, 
Asa B. Cilley, 
Charles Curtis, 
Mrs. John Bishop, 
Frank H. Ash, 
Lucretia Dan forth, 
Mrs. W. Storin, 
Patrick Coughlin, 
Nancy Guild, . 
Mrs. Z. C. Arlin, 
Albert Mason, 
Board of Parker child, 
D. H. Adams, 
Leon Bedard, . 
Tyler Philbrick, 
H. D. Drew, . 
Mrs. Jane E. Wells 
Mrs. Mary A. Morrison. 
Mrs. J:iiza B. Tandy, 
Orlando Morrill, 
Edwin Hearson, 



83.50 

148.50 

55.18 

156.00 

78.00 

58.50 

05.00 

39.00 

91.00 

2.00 

•23.75 

1.45 

37.25 

19.00 

14.78 

36.00 

10.38 

2.00 

8.00 

7.90 

2.00 

25.00 

61.36 

19.85 

30.00 

116.95 

6.00 

28.50 

3.75 

108.31 

50.50 

17.40 

43.00 

16.50 

33.00 

29.57 

22.50 

7.50 

21.97 



100 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Napoleon Sebra, 

Mary Hart, 

Prosper A Hard, 

Hannah Hurd, 

R. T. Orr, 

N. G. Danfortb, 

Conrtland Hull, 

Samuel Floyd, 

Michael Daly, 

Orlando Philbrick, . 

Lizzie R. Webster, . 

Proctor R. Gay, 

Mrs. Ames, 

Kate Dornan, . 

Michael Collins, 

Mrs. R. C. Welch, . 

Kate Johnson, 

George Thompson, . 

Aid to transient individuals. 



Amount paid for county paupers. 



$33.00 

11.00 

21.00 

58.00 

124.63 

121.83 

63.60 

33.50 

4.23 

45.00 

32.13 

21.00 

2.55 

23.00 

16.00 

7.50 

3.00 

37.00 

224.18 



t, 159.80 



Total amount paid by the city for support 

of county paupers for the year, . $3,159.80 

Total amount paid on city pauper account, 2,700.62 



Total paid on pauper account for the year 
Amount paid for medical attendance, 
Chargeable to the city, 

" " county (1885), 

" " " (1886), . 



r, 


$5 


,860.42 
687.99 


. $171.67 






85.50 






. 430.82 


< 


iaa-r <»»> 



Whole number of persons aided, . . . . 

Number having a settlement in the city, . . 45 

" " " county, . 179 

Transient persons aided, . . . . .82 



306 



306 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 101 

The amount paid out for the support of the poor having a 
settlement in the city is larger than in previous years, which is 
accounted for by an increase for board at the N. H. Asylum for 
the Insane, by sickness, and for aid rendered by other towns, 
which is not under our control, but for which the city is required 
to pay, as will be seen by the foregoing report. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

Overseer of the Poor. 



102 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



Report of the City Registrar of Vital Statistics 
FOR the Year 1886. 

To the City Council: 

Gentlemen : The Revised Ordinances of the city, Chapter 
XVII, making the city clerk the Registrar of Vital Statistics, 
requiring that he shall keep a full record of all births and deaths, 
and issue permits for burials, have been complied with, so far as 
the returns have been received, with the following result : 









BIRTHS 


Whole num 


ber of births for 1886, 


Still-births, 


not included in above, 


Males, 


, 




Females, 








Born in Ward 1 , 








14 


2, 








li 


3, 








u 


4, 








(( 


5, 








(( 


6, 








(( 


7, 








Born in month o 


f Jauua 


'7' 




" 




February, 




(( 




March, 




(( 




April, 




11 




May, . 




(( 




June, . 




u 




July, . 




i( 




August, 




i« 




Septei 


nber, 





273 

22 

128 

145 

23 

12 

9 

89 

31 

71 

38 

34 
29 
19 
12 
18 
18 
15 
27 
22 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



103 



Born in iDonth of October, 
" " November, 

" '• December, 



* Total. 



NATIONALITY OF PARENTS. 



Fathers born iu 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 11 more than in 1885. 

DEATHS. 

Whole number of deaths reported for the year iu the 
different wards of the city 

Males, . 

Females, 
Died in Ward 1, 



Died 





2, . 




3, . 




4, . 




5, . 




6, . 




7? 


in Januar}', . 


" February, . 


" March, 


" Apri! 


1 ' 


" May, 




" June 


. 


" July? 


. 


" August, . 


" September, 



31 
23 
25 

273 



170 

56 

100 

171 

55 

99 

141 



221 
94 

127 
32 
12 
14 
45 
36 
48 
34 
12 
19 
17 
14 
18 
18 
14 
33 
23 



* In 3 cases twins were reported. 



104 



Died ill October, . 


r \^\ji 


HV^UMU 






18 


'' November, 










17 


" December, 










18 


Ages — Uuder 5 years, . 










56 


Between 5 and 20, 










22 


" 20 and 30, 










22 


" 80 and 40, 










13 


" 40 and 50, 










10 


" 50 and 60, 










26 


" 60 and 70, 










24 


" 70 and 80, 










29 


Over 80 yeais, . 










19 


Deaths in public institutions in 


addition to above. 




New Hampshire Asylii 


m foi 


Insane, . 


32 


State Prison, 




• . . . 


1 


Home for the Aged, 




• 




• 


2 



Total number of deaths, not including still-born, . . 256 

Where buried. 

The remains of 75 were carried out of the city for burial, 
and 47 were brought to the city for the same purpose, 
making the whole number of interments, including 

still-born, 246 

as follows : 



Blossom Hill cemetery, . 








106 


Old cemetery, .... 








23 


Woodlawn cemetery, 








34 


Calvary (R. C.) cemetery. 








43 


Pine Grove cemetery (East Concord), 
West Concord cemetery, 








16 
8 


Millville cemetery, 

Minot enclosure, .... 








1 
1 


Receiving tomb, .... 








5 


Horse Hill, ..... 








3 


Sou cook, ..... 








2 


Unknown, ..... 








4 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



105 



Occupation. 

The occupations of the deceased were as follows : 
Lawyer, clerk, clergyman, contractor, printer, barber, 



cook, 1 each, 










7 


Merchants, . 










3 


Tailors, 










2 


Fanners, 










12 


Laborers, 










10 


Mechanics. 










23 


Housekeepers, 










49 


Retired, 










2 


Not stated, . 

Of flif> tntnl nnmVmr 


r»f rlpQfhe 


1 QS wPi'P 


r>f npi 


■ariiia 


113 

horn i n 



the United States, of which nunober 82 were natives of Concord, 
and 28 foreign born. 



CAUSES OF DEATH. 



Abscess of Brain, 


1 


Croup, Diphtheritic, 


1 


Abscess of Liver, 


1 


Croup, Membranous, 


3 


Apoplexy, 


12 


Cystitis, 


2 


Asthma, 


6 


Diabetes, 


3 


Brain Disease, 


2 


Diarrhoea, Chronic, 


1 


Bright's Disease, 


3 


Diphtheria, . 


3 


Bronchitis, . 




Dropsy, 


2 


Burn, . 




Dysentery, . 


2 


Cancer, 


3 


Encephalopathy, . 


1 


Cancer of Liver, 




Epilepsy, 


1 


Cancer of Stomacl 


, • 1 


Fever, Typhoid, . 


6 


Cancer of Uterus, 




Fracture of Femur, 


1 


Cholera Infantum, 


J 


Gangrene, . 


1 


Cholera Morbus, 




Gastritis, 


2 


Cirrhosis, 




Heart Disease, 


20 


Congestion, . 




Hemorrhage, Gastro-In 




Congestion of Brai 


n, . 2 


testinal, . 


1 


Congestion of Lun 


gs, . 4 


Hemorrhage, Pulmonar 


^, .1 


Consumption, 


23 


Hernia, 


1 


Convulsions, 


4 


Hydrocephalus, 


1 



106 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Imperfect Development, 3 

Intestinal Obstruction, . 1 

Kidney Diseuse, . . 1 

Laryngitis, ... 1 

Leucorythemia, . . 1 

Liver Disease, . . 1 

Marasmus, ... 8 

Measles, ... 1 

Meningitis, Cerebral, . 5 
Meningitis, Cerebro-Spinal, 3 

Meningitis, Tubercular, 1 

Necrosis. ... 1 

Nephretis, ... 2 
Old Age, ... 12 

Paralysis, ... 8 



Peritonitis, . 

Phlebitis, 

Pneumonia, . 

Poisoning, 

Premature Births, 

Pustussis, 

Pyaemia, 

Rheumatism, 

Septicemia, . 

Still-born, 

Suicide, 

Tumor, 

Unknown, 

Uraemia, 



13 
I 

11 
1 
2 
4 
1 
1 
1 

22 
2 
1 
3 
2 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH A. COCHRAN, 

City Registrar 



IlKALTH DEPARTMENT. 



107 



REPORT OF THE CITY PHYSICIAN. 



To the City Council : 

Of the persons aided by the overseer of the poor during the 
year, 29 have received medical or surgical attendance from the 
city physician, as follows : 

Whole number of visits, . . • . . .313 

Prescriptions given at office, ..... 63 
Obstetric cases attended, ..... 2 

The cases treated have been such as naturally come to the 
general practitioner when no epidemic is prevailing, and when 
no serious accidents have occurred. Very few surgical cases 
have come under ray care, and none worthy of special mention. 

In making an annual appropriation for the support of two 
beds at the hospital, the city is aiding a charity which meets a 
long felt want. Some of the city poor, who could not secure 
proper attention at their homes, have been treated there, and 
made perfectly comfortable. In case of an accident, or any 
emergency, it affords a place where the patient can be properly 
cared for. Formerly we were obliged to take such cases to one 
of the hotels. The Hospital Association is doing a good work, 
which will be increased as its financial condition is improved. 
It needs and deserves your support, which I trust will be heartily 

given. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. CUMMINGS, 

City Physician. 



108 



CITY OF CONCOUD. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the City Council: 

Twenty-eight formal coraplaiuts have been made to the Board 
■of Health during the year, as follows : 



Sink drains on top of ground, 






6 


Filthy hog-pens, 






3 


Filthy stables, .... 






2 


Filthy cellars, .... 






1 


Filthy privy vaults, , 






2 


Filthy yards and lots, 






12 


Dead horses, .... 






2 



28 

Several verbal complaints not included in the above have been 
made to individual members of the board. In nearly every case 
our suggestions were followed, and the nuisance was abated. 
In only one case was it necessary to prosecute. 

The registrar of vital statistics reports as follows for the 
year 1886 : 



Births, ....... 

Deaths, ...... 

During the year 1885, there were reported, — 
Births, ..... 
Deaths, .... 

Population of the city estimated, 
Deaths during 1886, 
Ratio per thousand, 



273 
221 

242 

211 

14,000 

221 

15.78+ 



We have been visited by no epidemic, and the amount of 
sickness has been less than in some of the preceding years. But 
though we have been fortunate thus far, we should be fully 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 109 

cognizant of any hygienic or otlier improvements that can be 
made in our surroundings. Concord has the reputation of being 
a cleanly city. To the casual observer this statement seems 
true. But if he will examine more closely, he may find some 
things that will surprise him. 

Our sewerage system demands attention. It is not con- 
structed after the most modern ideas, but, no doubt, will have 
to answer for the present. To make it as satisfactor}' as pos- 
sible, we would urge, as former boards have done, the wisdom 
of removing the traps from all the catch-basins, and inaugurat- 
ing a thorough system of flushing. About a fourth part of the 
catch-basins have no trap at present, and some slight attempts 
have been made to flush a few of the sewers. At a small 
expense, attachments can be made with Long Pond water, so 
that all the sewers in the compact part of the city can be regu- 
larly flushed. This would be a step in the right direction, and, 
we believe, should be attended to at once. 

This done, your attention should be directed to the plumbing 
and sewer connections of the buildings. Probably more than 
one half of the houses have no suitable sewerage, and a large 
proportion of this number are tenement-houses. In too many 
instances the entire sewerage system consists of a piece of lead 
pipe four feet long, extending from the sink out through the 
side of the house. Here is poured all the refuse water used by 
the family, to stand in a filthy pool, or i)ercolate through the 
soil into some neigliboring well. Some of these cases have been 
brought to our notice, and remedied. Again : In many instances 
connection is made with the main sewer or some underground 
cesspool without any proper system of traps and ventilation. 
Consequently the foul gases, perhaps loaded with disease germs, 
are forced into the houses, and breathed over and over by the 
inmates. Here is a cause, not only of a long list of aches and 
pains and broken health, but of some of our most dreaded dis- 
eases, viz., scarlet fever, diphtheria, and typhoid fever. This 
is no imaginary condition of things. It is an actual fact, to 
which every physician can testify. Yet it is often impossible to 
impress this upon the owner or occupant of such buildings, until 
death has made its havoc. 

Equally a source of danger are the emanations from the privy 



110 CITY OK CONCOKD. 

vaults and hog-pens. When kept as cleanly as possible, the 
odors arising from them are disagreeable, and prejudicial to 
health. According to the present theory, the dejections of 
typhoid fever and other diseases, when thrown into a privy 
vault, become a source of contamination to all persons in the 
vicinity. We believe it to be criminal to allow tlie privy vaults 
and hog-pens to remain, and would respectfully recommend the 
passage of an ordinance absolutely forbidding the keeping of 
hogs in the compact part of the city. Perhaps privies cannot 
be entirely done away with at once, but as rapidly as possible 
everv one of them should be converted into a water-closet. 

Another source of danger is the use of well water. Almost 
every man who has a well on his premises considers that the 
one thing about the place which is above criticism. Yet there 
is no doubt that the use of well water in the compact wards, for 
family purposes, is a cause of much sickness. As you are 
aware, there are many sources of contamination, and it is well- 
nigh impossible to prevent the wells' becoming polluted. It has 
been our fortune to examine water taken from wells in different 
parts of the city, and we have 3'et to find any water equal in 
purity to that from Long pond. In some cases the percentage 
of impurities was not large enough, perhaps, to cause any harm 
from its use, while in others the water was absolutely vile. We 
are often met by the statement that the water in a certain well 
must be pure, because it is so sparkling, and has such a nice 
flavor. This is no criterion, however, as a certain amount of 
impurities will give to the water an agreeable flavor. As we 
have a bountiful supply of good water in Long pond, there is no 
excuse for the use of polluted well water. 

At preseut almost any one who asks for it is given a license 
to make connections with the main sewer. This we believe to 
be entirely wrong. That the privilege is abused, the sewerage 
connections of many of the buildings will bear witness. 

Now here are several evils, and vve can see but one effective 
remedy, viz., the appointment of a commission of one or more 
persons, tlioroughly versed in all approved hygienic measures, 
who shall make a thorough and systematic iuspection, at regular 
intervals, of the hygienic condition of every building and lot in 
the compact part of the city. Such commission should be vested 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. Ill 

with authority to compel the owner of an}' building to put its 
plumbing and sewer attachments into proper shape, to remove 
to some proper place any refuse matter about the premises, and 
to keep the privy in good condition. If a well be on the 
premises, the water should be examined, and if its use be 
incompatible with health, the owner should be compelled to fill 
up the well. This commission should have charge of the cleaning 
and flushing of the main sewers, and a general oversight of all 
sewer connections and the plumbing of new buildings. We 
would recommend the passage of an ordinance setting forth the 
general principles for the plumbing of all new buildings, and 
this commission should see that such regulations are strictly 
adhered to. It would naturally assume all the duties now per- 
formed by the Board of Health, in addition to those above 
mentioned. Of course, if this idea be carried out, it will 
necessitate a certain additional expense. But we believe that 
by this means our death rate can be lowered, and a large amount 
of suffering, especially among the poorer classes, can undoubt- 
edly be alleviated. 

There are certain low places in the city, where it has been cus- 
tomary to permit the dumping of coal ashes and certain imper- 
ishable substances. A city ordinance forbids the dumping of 
any perishable substances within the compact part of the city. 
Unfortunately, this law is not heeded by all. We found in the 
different dumps, during the summer, all kinds of decaying vege- 
tables, oyster, lobster, and clam shells, fruit cans, dead chick- 
ens and cats. In one instance a cart-load of old papers was 
dumped, and left loose to blow all over the neighborhood. Most 
of these places are being filled to be used as building lots, and 
are at present surrounded by dwelling-houses. The future as 
well as the immediate danger can be seen, to say nothing of the 
present unattractiveness. In some instances we have erected 
signs forbidding the dumping of these things. This has had 
some effect, but has not entirely accomplished our object. So 
long as it is permitted to dump anything in these places, we 
fear that it will be impossible to prevent just such a condition 
of affairs as existed during the past season. To obviate this 
difficulty it may become necessary to amend the aforesaid 
ordinance forbidding the dumping of all so-called waste or 



112 CITY OF CONCORD. 

refuse matter, including coal ashes and the like, within the 
compact part of the city, or in any place where it is within the 
range of probability that buildings will be erected in the near 

future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN CONNELL, 
II. C. CUMMINGS, 
A. E. EMERY, 

Board of Health. 



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STREET DEPARTMENT. 



Report of the Commissioner of Highways. 

To the City Council: 

The disbni'semeuts for the year 1886, on accoimt of the Street 
Department, under the supervision of the Commissioner of 
Highways, amount to $23,492.71, being a decrease of $788.80 
from the previous year. Tlie statement of expenditures in detail 
will be found in the regular account of "Running Expenses," 
a perusal of wliich will be found of interest without other ex- 
planation. 

The same system of subdivision of labor pay-rolls which was 
used last year has been continued, and so far as practicable all 
bills paid have been assigned to the proper account, to indicate 
the cost of maintaining each branch of the public work in this 
department. This applies only to what is called the " Central 
District," which includes all the thickly settled portion of the 
city, and the cost of work done in the country districts, and the 
villages of Penacook, East Concord, and West Concord, is 
given in detail under the name of each district. 

The total expense for '• Bridges and Culverts" during the 
year amounts to $1,348.91, the largest outlay in any single item 
being the new roofing of Sewall's Falls bridge. This expendi- 
ture was made imperative because of the destruction of the 
former roof during a violent gale, though fortunately the bridge 
itself was not otherwise injured. The new roof was constructed 
in a substantial manner, and connected with the superstructure 
by a system of rods and bolts which it is believed will render it 
permanently secure. The work was completed in a most satis- 
factory manner by Mr. S. F. Patterson at the contract price of 
$400. 

Had it not been for the outlay required at Sewall's Falls 
bridge, it was proposed to reshingle Free bridge in order to 
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114 CITY OF CONCORD. 

keep it properly jiiotected from the elements ; but under the 
circiimstiinces it was not thought judicious to do more than 
patch it in a temporary way. It will need to be newh' covered 
in the near future. 

The iron bridge at East Concord has been repainted during 
the snmnier at an expense of $125 — a needed outlay, and one 
that has to be repeated every few years. 

The old wooden bridge, near the Bow line on Rockingham 
street, has been replaced by a large and permanent stone cul- 
vert, which has been built by the city workmen under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Horace Hammond. 

Many bridges have been partly or wholly replanked, and 
chestnut lumber has been nsed almost exclnsively for that pur- 
pose, it having been practically demonstrated to be the most 
durable and economical. If all the bridges could be planked 
with similar material, they would require much less attention 
and expense in a series of years. 

The lighting of Free bridge and Lower bridge involves an ex- 
pense of over $100 yearly, and the cost of snowing the same in 
winter is also repeated every year — items which would be worth 
considering if at any time it became necessary to replace them 
by iron structures. 

There are two other bridges within the city limits which are 
required by law to be lighted, one being the "Twin bridge" at 
Penacook, and the other the "Borough bridge" near the same 
village. Both of these bridges are near the street lighting pre- 
cinct at Penacook, and are cared for by that precinct at an ex- 
pense of $25 each. 

For "fences and signs" there has been expended $49.23, 
the larger portion being for the erection of a substantial fence, 
with iron posts, along the easterly wall of the abutment cross- 
ing Bow brook on South street. 

The "Macadamizing" expenses, including rent of land for 
stone-crusher, insurance, cartage, coal, and labor, aggregate 
$1,400.38 — a considerable reduction from the year previous, a 
less amount of work being attempted. State street has been 
Macadamized from Cross to Thorndike street, and the east side 
of South Main street from Fayette to Chandler street, and Green 
street from School to Centre street. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 11/) 

The more of this character of work which is accomplished, 
the more apparent becomes the desirability of having a steam 
road roller to supplement the work of the crusher. The best 
results cannot be obtained by a roller of such weight as can be 
drawn by horses, and nothing of less weight than a steam roller 
can so compact the material as to prevent the surface from be- 
coming muddy if exposed to a long rain. The suggestion is of 
sufficient importance to warrant its careful consideration. 

The account for "sidewalks and crossings" amounts to 
$2,597.38, being considerably less than last year, owing to the 
fact that a less number of petitions were presented for this 
class of work. In several instances old sidewalks have been 
renewed by recoating with concrete, making a more durable 
walk than can be made with patching, and far more sightly, so 
that abutters have generally been desirous of sharing the slight 
additional expense to secure the improved appearance. At the 
same rate of increase which has prevailed the past few years, 
the city will soon be supplied with a uniform system of com- 
pleted permanent sidewalks second to no city in the country. 

The item of "cleaning and sprinkling streets" aggregates 
$2,851.65, which includes the expense of one new street sprinkler 
built by the Abbot-Downing Co. for $350, and the rebuilding 
of one of the old ones by W. S. Davis & Son for about $125. 
One of the sprinklers is thus retired from service, and though 
not in condition for regular work, could be made useful in an 
emergency. 

The street sweeper has been refilled and put in good repair, 
and has done its work satisfactorily in cleaning the stone pave- 
ments. Main street has been swept twice a week when the 
weather permitted, and the compensation allowed has been $3 
for each sweeping, in addition to the material gathered. The 
spring and fall cleanings, which are intended to include every 
street in the central portion of the city, have been upon a more 
extended scale than heretofore, and a very general improve- 
ment in appearance has resulted. 

The expense for "breaking roads" in winter has been 
$1,258.51, which is probably a little less than the average 
amount required for that purpose, it being largely dependent 
upon the character of the storms. 



116 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Under the item of " general repairs" will be found the details 
of expenditures which could not well be classified. Of these 
the larger amount is for labor pay-rolls, but the account in- 
cludes all the general supplies for the highway department. 

Under this head is also included the labor of building White 
street, which has been opened and graded fifty feet in width 
from Washington to Beacon street, at an expense of about 
$1,200, the cost of horses purchased, and other items of a gen- 
eral character. 

In most of the outside districts the work has been such as 
demanded by circumstances, no extraordinary outlay having 
been required in any section. 

The bridge in P^ast Sewall's Falls district, on the old Canter- 
bury road, was found to be so decayed as to be unsafe, and it 
was therefore rebuilt by the city workmen in a substantial man- 
ner. The bridge is supported upon wooden piers, and should 
receive periodical inspections to maintain its security. 

The road machines have been made use of in several districts, 
with results which will probably lead to a gradual dependence 
upon them for much of the work heretofore accomplished at 
greater expense by less satisfactory methods. 

I wish, in conclusion, to emphasize my appreciation of the 
services of Mr. James H. Rowell, the superintendent of streets, 
who has, during the four years of my connection with this de- 
partment, had charge of the execution of all details. I consider 
him a most honest, faithful, and eflicient public servant, and it 
is no more than his due that I should make public acknowledg- 
ment for the assistance which he has rendered in carrying out a 
prudent and economical administration of the affairs of the 
street department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDGAR H. WOODMAN, 

Gommissioner of Hiyhioays. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



117 



There has been paid to the city treasurer, on account of col- 
lections on highway account, the sum of $172.07, made up from 
the following 

RECEIPTS. 



Of G. L. Theobald, for horse, 






$75.00 


G. L. Theobald, loam, 




5.00 


Cemetery Committee, labor, 




2.00 


Concord Horse Railroad, 




1.00 


J. S. Hall, loam, . 






6.00 


N. M. Kayes, old pipe, 






1.25 


J. H. Pearson, labor, . 






1.50 


Mrs. A. C. Heath, grade, 






3.00 


Jos. Bean, old boards, 






.62 


City Water-Works, grade. 






21.00 


Geo. Tandy, old plank. 






2.70 


G. L. Theobald, loam. 






9.00 


J. B. Rand, grade. 






13.50 


E. H. Runnels, loam, . 






5.00 


J. E. Fernald, sweepings, 






1.50 


W. H. Kimball, " 






1.50 


V. C. Hastings, " 






1.00 


A. C. Hardy, 






4.00 


T. W. Stewart, " 






1.50 


Irvin S. Ring, " 






.50 


G. H. Greeley, 






1.50 


N. P. Stevens, " 






1.00 


C. F. Caswell, " 






1.00 


B. M. Locke, 






1.00 


F. J. Pillsbury, " 






1.00 


G. E. Chesley, loam, . 






1.00 


Frank Mayo, grade. 






7.00 


John P. George, sweepings, 






2.00 



SI 72.07 



118 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



There has also been paid to the city treasurer the sum of 
$923, for amounts collected of abutters for their proportions of 
concrete sidewalks, as follows : 



RECEIPTS. 



Of J. G. Lincoln, 
C. E. Plummer, 
Carrie Wyatt, 
E. C. Bailey, 
W. M. Colby, 
J. L. Taggart, 
Annie E. Gilman, 
G. H. Lull, 
Mrs. E. Adams, 
Abbot-Downing Co., 

A. P. Sherburne, 
L. D. Stevens, . 

L. D. Stevens, Adm'r 
L. H. Clough, . 

B. A. Kimball, . 
James Sullivan, . 
Geo. P. Clark, . 
Julia Reardon, . 
W. J. Blakely, . 
N. Elkins, . 

F. K. Jones, 
E. H. Woodman, 
St. Paul's church, 
H. C. Sturtevant, 
L. Lawrence, 
Mrs. McMichael, 
South Congregational 
R. Woodruff, 
Wm. Sullivan, . 
Mrs. D. E. Baker, 
S. C. Morrill, . 
Mrs. Nahum Kelley, 
Mrs. C. Noyes, . 
D. T. Sullivan, . 



church. 



$5.70 

3.87 

12.63 

31.00 

20.00 

10.96 

4.00 

11.00 

5.45 

38.73 

11.82 

19.90 

10.35 

12.30 

90.99 

10.96 

9.63 

10.96 

10.96 

9.80 

8.40 

44.40 

8.76 

3.93 

8.70 

9.61 

6.80 

9.05 

7.88 

28.00 

9.61 

10.67 

8.54 

8.50 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



119 



Mrs. T. B. Comins, 
J. W. Edged J, 
John Kimball, 
D. K. Richardson 
Mrs. O. C. Bake 
Timothy P. Sullivan, 

C. N. Barton, 
W. H. Hale, 
Dana N. Allen, 
Chas. Nutting, 
Carrie Evans, 
L. D. Brown, 
H. W. Hayden, 
B. M. Locke, 
Frank Piper, 
G. L. Lincoln, 
N. A. Dunklee, 
Warren Clark, 
J. H. Moseley, 
St. John's church 
W. P. Ford, 
W. R. Worth, 
Hiram Rolfe, 
Mrs. F. R. Thurston, 

D. H. Aldrich, 
J- F. Scott, 
John Bartlett, 
O. C. Kibby, 
G. H. Buzzell, 

A. S. Ranney, 

B. F. Caldwell, 
Haley M'f'g Co., 
Chandler Stevens, 
D. B. Donovan, . 
P. J. Donovan, . 



$15.29 

9.14 

6.18 

5.27 

2.30 

15.44 

10. G4 

12.21 

4.54 

17.43 

5.04 

11.66 

18.35 

.93 

9.69 

8.89 

11.45 

7.99 

4.52 

5.78 

25.04 

11.32 

9.17 

14.48 

22.55 

26.72 

7.99 

8.55 

8.93 

21.50 

19.74 

25.58 

7.08 

8.26 

9.49 



$923.00 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



The following concrete bills have been paid since the accounts 
have been closed, and will therefore appear in the city treas- 
urer's report for 1887, 



Mrs. F. A. Landers, . 


. $14.02 


L. L. Mower, 


1G.02 


N. P. Stevens, . 


18.05 


Araos S. Abbott, 


12.4.5 


Wm. A. Heard, . 


5.21 



The following persons have not yet paid their proportion of 
expense of laying concrete adjacent to their premises, and there 
is consequently due the city from 



H. F. Patterson, 
E. P. Prescott, . 
Mrs. Kenna, 
W. H. Kenna, 
Sarah Bradley, . 
John Foley, 
W. P. Ladd, agent, 
Mr. Spear, . 
Delio Gagnon, '. 
Mrs. H. G. Clark, 
Mead, Mason & Co., 
J. B. Flanders, . 
Deacon Crockett, 
Mr. Delaney, 
Margaret Robinson, 



$2.58 

3.88 

12.71 

9.97 

10.58 

11.03 

25.11 

8.49 

7.61 

14.08 

22.10 

24.96 

11.34 

16.00 

6.32 



STUEET DEPARTMENT. 



1-2] 



SPRINKLING THE STREP:TS. 



The following account of the receipts and expenditures for 
sprinkling the streets, for the season of 188G, is inserted for the 
information of the public : 



RECEIPTS. 



From persons on the East side of Main Street. 



George Clough, . . $5.00 

A. D. Ayling, . . 3.00 

H. B. Tebbetts, . . 5.00 

H. 0. Marsh, . . . 3.00 

D. J Murphy, . . 1.00 
S. Webster, . . . 2.00 
J. E. Dvvight, . . 3.00 
L. A. Smith, . . . 3.00 
Mrs. J. R. Hill, . . 5.00 
Cummings Bros., . . 3.00 
S. C. Morrill, . . . 3.00 
Elm House, . . . 5.00 
G B. Emmons, . . 5.00 
Moseley & Co., . . 2.00 

E. G. Cummings, . . 1.00 
K H. Dem. Press Co.. . 3.00 
W. F. Danforth & Son, . 2.00 
Scribner & Britton, . 2.00 
Batclielder & Co., . . 5.00 

D. H. Aldrich, . . 3.00 
J. E. Pecker, . . , 1.00 
Rep. Press Asso., . .5.00 
A. P. Fitch, . . . 3.00 

E. H. Rollins & Sou, . 3.00 
S. G. Noyes, . . . 3.00 
D. B. Donovan, . . 1.00 
W. A. Thompson, . . 2.00 

F. E. Colburn, . . 2.00 
Fred Reed & Co., . . 5.00 

G. A. Young, . . 2.00 
W. D. Thompson, . .5.00 



Phenix Hotel, . . % 

Eagle Clothing House, . 

R. H. Ayer, . 

H. D. Hammond & Co., . 

M. Wolfe, 

Thurston & Downing, 

C. N. Towle. . 
G. K. Mellen, 

E. B. Crapo, . 
Woodman & Robinson, . 
Dow & Wheeler, 

Leach & Stevens, . 
Woodward & Clark, 
S. C. Eastman, 

D. E. Murphy, 

T. W. & J. H. Stewart, . 

F. W. Yeaton, 
F. P. Mace, . 

E. A. Estes, . 
E. B. Davis, . 
Sleeper & Hood, 

Shaw, Jackson & Ahern, 

Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 

E. C. Eastman, 

Eagle Hotel, . 

W. U. Telegraph Co., 

Young Bros., . 

J. M. Stewart & Son, 

W. P. Underbill & Co 

N. H. Savings Bank, 

J. C. Thorne, 



5.00 
1.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
1.00 
3 00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
4.00 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
2.00 
5 00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
5.00 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



G. W. Wadleigh, . 


fl..50 


F. H. George, 


2.00 


S. Wardner, . 


2.00 


J. D. Johnson & Son., 


2.00 


T. W. Burke, 


1.00 


H. W. Brickett, 


3.00 


A. C Sanborn, 


2.00 


E. H. Randall, 


1.00 


J. M. Collins. 


1.00 


Thomas Hiland, 


3.00 


Mrs. 0. Stearns, 


5.00 


Cash, . 


5.00 


F. Battles, 


1.00 


Mrs. C. J. McFarland, 


2.50 


W. K. McFarland, 


2.50 


T. M. Lang, . 


. 1.00 


J. F. Morrill, 


. 2.00 


West 


side of 


C. H. Thorndike, . 


f3.00 


A. F. Holt, . 


2.00 


J. M. Hill, . 


. 3.00 


B. A. Kimball, 


. 5.00 


S. A. Carter, . 


. 3.00 


Mrs. C C. Lund, . 


3.00 


F. Low, . 


. 3.00 


J. H Abbot, . 


. 5.00 


F. Evans, 


2.00 


J. S. Norris, . 


2.00 


Noi'ris & Crockett, 


. 2 00 


Robertson, Rowell & Co. 


, 3.00 


J. McGloughlin, 


. 1.00 


J. F. Hoit, . 


. 3.00 


Perkins, Dudley & Co., 


3.00 


C. H. Martin & Co., 


3.00 


Cash, 


. 1.00 


H. C. Sturtevant & Son 


, 3.00 


J. S. Hubbard, 


. 1.50 


J. H. Chase, 


4.00 


Silsby & Son, 


. 5.00 


W. K. Day, . 


. 1.50 


C. M. Boynton, 


. 3.00 


A. W. Gale, . 


. 3.00 


State Capital Bank, 


. 5.00 


A. G. Harris, 


. 3.00 


Stevens & Duncklee, 


. 3.00 



M. C. H. Seavey, 
J. S Blanchard, 
F. S. Streeter, 
Mrs. John Abbot, 
Mrs R. E. Pecker, 
A. A. Currier, 
P. H. Larkin, 

E. F. Mcintosh, 
S. S. Kimball, 

F. W. Rollins, 
J. B. Walker, 
W. H. Pitman, 
H M. Clough, 
W. W. Niles, 
Mrs. K Bouton, 



$3.00 
3.00 
2.U0 
2.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 

10 00 
2.00 
7.50 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



$263.00 



First National Bank, 
Morrill Bros., 
T. A. Heath, . 
Crippen, Lawrence & Co 
Mrs. F. Pearson & Co., 
J. R. Hill & Co., 
A. P. Sherburne, 
J. Hazel ton & Son, 
Clark and Moore, 
Chase & Streeter, 
H. M. French, 
Morrill & Danforth 
H. N. Newell, 
Underbill & Kittredge, 

D. L. Guernsey, 

E. W. Willard, 
R. F. Robinson, 
A. R. Ayers, . 
W. S. Baker, . 
J. L. Crawford, 
Jacobs Bros., . 
J. B. Sanborn, 
C. R. Schoolcraft. 
G. L. Hooper, 
A. K. Knapp, 
G. Cori'egate, 
G. A. Glidden, 



$5.00 
3.00 
3.00 
5.00 
3.00 
6.00 
2.00 
3.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
5.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



123 



Brown & Otis, 


$5.00 


A. P. Carpenter, 


$3 00 


Keed & Mudgett, . 


2.00 


G. F. Page, . 


2.00 


J. Doherty, 


2.00 


H. McFarland, 


5.00 


E. S. Nutter, . 


2.00 


F. A. Fisk, . 


4.00 


B. S. Warren, 


2.00 


E. Gerrish, 


5.00 


W. P. Ford & Co., 


4.00 


John H. George, 


3.00 


G. H. Marston, 
W G. Carter, 


3.00 
500 






$201.00 


J. E. Sprague, 


3.00 






East side of State Street. 




F. H. Upton, 


f2.00 


L. S. Morrill, 


$2.00 


C. W. Woodward, . 


2.00 


T. A. Freeman, 


2.00 


C. P. Virgin, . 


1.00 


Mrs. R. Kittredge, 


1.50 


James Minot, 


3.00 


P. Kittredge, 


3.00 


G. E. Todd, . 


5.00 


W. L. Foster, 


3.00 


A. P. Chesley, 


2.00 


Mrs. S E. Hamilton, 


2.00 


D. D. Brainerd, 


2.00 


G. T. Comins, 


300 


J. Durrell, 


1.00 


0. Pillsbury, . 


3.00 


A. Atherton, . 


1.00 


B. F. Virgin, . 


3.00 


D. D. Taylor, 


1.00 


C. R. Sanborn, 


1.00 


H. L. Rand, . 


2.00 


A. J. Batchelder, . 


1.00 


J. Kimball, 


5 00 


W. E. Adams, 


1.00 


M. Wolfe, . 


2.00 


P. C. Bean, . 


2.00 


N. White, 


4.00 


C. P. Little, . 


1.00 


G. Walker. . 
John Hawkins, 


5.00 

2.00 








$70.50 


B. E. Badger, 


. 2.00 






West 


side of State Street. 




H. N Farley, 


$2.00 


Mrs. H. M. Walker, 


. $1.00 


H. W. Clapp, 


. 2.00 


J. H. Gallinger, . 


2 00 


0. Ballou, 


1.00 


G. L. Nutter, 


. ].00 


F. Webster, . 


2.00 


G. L Williams, . 


. 1.00 


G. H. Emery, 


3.00 


Mrs. G. Jones, 


. 1.00 


P. Flanders, . 


1 00 


J. E. Robertson, 


. 3.00 


Mrs. E. C. Bixby, . 


. 1.00 


T. C. Bethune, 


. 3.00 


Mrs. C. Parker, 


1.00 


A. Folger, 


. 2.00 


Martin & Crowell, . 


2.00 


C. B. Hill, . 


2.00 


C. E. Burnside, 


2.00 


D. C. Roberts, 


. 3.00 


E. Morrill, 


2.00 


H. N. Newell, 


. 1.00 


Mrs. C. Howe, 


. 300 


F. H. Gould, . 


. 1.00 


Mrs. A. C. Pierce, . 


250 


J. A. Dadmun, 


. 1 00 


M. W^ Eussell, 
S. Barrett, 


. 2.00 
. 2.00 








$50.50 



124 


CITY OF CONCORD. 






Green Street. 




T. W. Young, 


. $2 00 


S. U. Clark, . 


$2.00 


J. H. Morey, . 


. 2.00 


Mrs M. S. Osgood, 


2.00 


W. Annis Bean, 


. 2.00 


G. Bullock, . 


1.50 


Unitarian Societ}'-, . 


. 2.00 


H. Clough, 


2.00 


P. F. Stevens, 


. 2.110 


J. W. Drew, . 


2.00 


C. H. Dnncklee, 


. 2.00 








T. A. Heath, 


. 2.00 




$25.50 


J. A. Cochrane, 


. 2.00 







Pleasant Street. 



G. L. Stratton, 

F. A. Stillings, 
Mrs. E. K Corning, 

G. H. H. Silsby, . 
L. Downing, Jr., 

D. E. Wallace, 
Mrs. C. B. Bartlett, 
G. L. Love joy, 



$5.00 
3.00 
5.00 
4.00 
5.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



Waldo A. Russell, 
Mrs. J. A. Gove, 

F. G. Davis, . 

G. A. Foster, . 
Spencer & Nason, 
Morrison & Searles, 



. $3.00 
. 2.00 
. 2.00 
. 2.00 
. 2 00 
. 2.00 

$44 00 





Warren 


Street. 




J. Minot, 


$5.00 


S. K. Blanchard, . 


$1.00 


W A. Clough, 


2.00 


Mrs. E. F. Mansfield, 


1.00 


T. Stuart, 


2.00 


Mrs. W. B. Parsons, 


1.00 


Mrs. A. Fletcher, . 


2.00 


Mrs. W. H. Buntin, 


1.00 


G. W. Jackson, 


2.'i0 


J. Kimball, 


1.00 


W. G. C. Kimball, . 


2.00 


J. A. Dadmun, 


1.00 


A. C. Fisher, . 


2.00 


Z. S. Packard, 


1.50 


Ordway & Ferrin, . 


2.00 








W. Ladd, 


. 2.00 




$28.50 




School Street. 

« 




High School, . 


$10.00 


L. R Fellows, 


$2.00 


Mechanicks Nat. Bank, 


5.00 


M. Bateman, . 


2.00 


J. H. Rowell, 


3.00 


W. B Durgin, 


2.00 


F. S. Crawford, 


2.00 


P. Pillsbury, . 


2.00 


D. W. Waldron, . 


2.00 


Mrs. L. M. Morrill, 


2.00 


Munns & Paige, 


2 00 


J. M. Fletcher, 


100 


G. L. Lovejoy, 


. 2.00 


G. W. Carter, 


1.00 


W. H. G. Kimball, 


3.00 








Mrs. N. White, 


. 2.00 




$43.00 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 



125 





Capitol Street. 




Concord Gas Light Co., 
Mrs. N. White, 
Geo. Goodhue, 


. $3.00 
. 5.00 
. 2.00 


I. C. Evans, . 


. $2.00 


$12.00 




Park Street. 




S. Barrett, 
C. R. Walker. 
Mrs. W. Coffin, 
Mrs. T. Haynes, 
Mrs. W. Walker, . 


. $3.00 
. 2.00 
. 2.00 
. 1.00 
. 2.00 


E. A. Stockbridge, . 
Mrs. A. L. Drew, . 


. $1.00 
. 1.00 


$12.00 




South Street. 




H. W. Ranlet, . . 
Mrs. A Downing, . 
Mrs. W. Harriman, 
G. C. Hopkin.«on, . 
Mrs. J. W. Little, . 
J. P. Nutter, . 


. $5.00 
. 5.00 
. 5.00 
. 5.00 
. 4.00 
. 3.00 


W. Hart, 

Mrs. C B. Hutchins, 

Mrs. A. Manning, . 


. $2.00 
. 2.00 
. 1.00 


$32.00 




Depot Street. 




Smith & Walker, . 
H. E Conant, 


. $5.00 
. 2.00 


Mrs. C. Hart, . 


. $2.00 


$9.00 




Freight Street. 




Ranlet & Marsh, . 
W S Davis it Son 


. $3.00 
. 2.00 
. 2.00 


G. E. Curamings, . 


. $1.00 


C. L. Giluiore, 


$8.00 




Bridge Street. 




Woodworth, Dow & Co. 

Pliplns Jir S^nrr«? 


, $5.00 
. 3.00 
. 2.00 


A. C. Sanborn, 


. $2.00 


L. E. Currier. 


$12.00 



Washington Street. 



J. W. Flavin, . 


. $1.00 


S. E. Clifford, 


G. S. Foster, . 


. 1.00 


S. M. Griffin, 


J. F. Harriman, 


. 100 




F. H. Howe, . 


. 1.00 




J. R. Howe, . 


. 1.00 





$1.00 
1.00 

$7.00 



126 



CITY OF CONCORD. 

South Spring Street. 



K B. Walker, 


. $2.00 


P>. M. 


Locke, , 


J. PI Rand. . 


. 2.00 


R. N. 


Philbrick, 


Mrs. A. Wood, 


. 2.00 


W. E 


Mason, 


J. W. Storrs, . 


. 2.00 






F. H. Corson, 


. 1.50 






J. Y. Lane, . 


. 1.00 







. $1.00 
. 1.00 
. 1.00 

$13.50 



RECAPITULATION. 



From east side Main street, 
west side Main street, 
east side State street, 
west side State street. 
Green street. 
Pleasant street, 
Warren street, 
School street, 
Capitol street, 
Park street, 
South street. 
Depot street, 
Freight street. 
Bridge street, 
Washington street. 
South Spring street, 

Collected and paid city treasurer. 



«263.00 

201.00 

70.50 

50.50 

25.50 

44.00 

28.50 

43.00 

12.00 

12 00 

32.00 

9.00 

8.00 

12.00 

7.00 

13.50 

8831.50 



HOWARD M. COOK, 

Solicitor and Collector. 



STKKKT DEPARTMICNT. 127 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SEWERS 
AND DRAINS. 



To the City Council : 

There has been expended under the direction of the commit- 
tee during the year 1886 in the extension and improvement of 
the sewerage system the sum of $2,681.76, and a detailed ac- 
count of the same will be found under its proper heading in the 
general running expenses. 

The brick sewer which was built from Depot street to the 
intervale last year has been extended to Merrimack river, and a 
substantial and permanent stone outlet constructed at the river 
bank. 

This completes a sewer which was not only of necessity for 
the territory in immediate connection, but which may be of 
great advantage as an additional outlet for the Main street sew- 
ers. This is said to be the largest sewer yet built under our 
system, it being egg-shaped, and four feet across its largest 
diameter. It is of brick, laid in cement, and of double courses, 
intended to resist the heaviest strain which can be obtained 
from the water-pressure upon its inside surface. Its cost varies 
but little from the estimate presented by the committee in their 
last report, though its construction was somewhat difficult, 
owing to the fact that the grade of descent brought the bottom 
of the sewer some feet above the natural surface of the ground 
for a considerable distance. By the courtesy of the Concord 
Railroad a sufficient amount of gravel was provided on dump- 
cars from its gravel banks to make the required filling and pro- 
vide the necessary covering of earth for its protection. 

While this work was in progress a petition was presented to 
the board of mayor and aldermen asking for a sewer near the 
Northern Railroad track, extending from the railroad bridge to 
a point near the depot. 



128 <'ITV OF CONCORD. 

The petition was referred to this committee, and a public 
hearing was had upon the premises. After a full examination 
the committee decided that better and more permanent results 
could be obtained by locating a sewer parallel to that asked for, 
but upon the intervale east of the railroad. The board coincided 
with this view, and the committee therefore made arrangements 
accordingly, and laid a sewer of Akron pipe, having its outlet 
in the brick sewer then building, and extending northerly a dis- 
tance of 850 feet. For a distance of 600 feet from the outlet 
this pipe is 15 inches in diameter, and the remainder is 12-inch. 
As the section of intervale land covered by these sewers is 
being rapidly filled for occupancy, it is a matter of congratula- 
tion that no necessity will hereafter exist for extensive excava- 
tions after it is filled with ten or twelve feet of grade, and cov- 
ered with railroad tracks. 

One other petition for a sewer was presented, but so large an 
outlay was required in the work above mentioned that it was 
not thought advisable to authorize further expenditure until 
another season. 

During the year the committee has issued 43 permits for indi- 
viduals to enter their drains in the public sewers ; and compara- 
tively few of the better class of dwellings are now unprovided 
with a proper drainage system, which with modern conveniences 
has become an absolute necessity. 

In this connection, and in view of the proposed introduction 
of water from Penacook lake into West Concord village, the 
committee deem it proper to suggest to the residents of that 
place the wisdom of making an early application to have the 
sewerage precinct extended to tlie boundaries of the water pre- 
cinct in order that drainage facilities may be furnished as their 
necessities require. 

A casual examination indicates that a sewerage system suited 
to the requirements of the village could be arranged without 
difficulty, and provided at a moderate outlay. 

The committee received some complaints that the sewer at the 
north end of Main street was inadequate to dispose of the water 
conducted into it during heavy showers, sometimes causing 
great annoyance by flowing back into cellars. The committee 
upon a personal examination was convinced that an additional 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 129 

outlet would be wanted in that section in the near future, but 
as a considerable expenditure would be required to provide per- 
manent relief, it was not considered judicious to interfere with 
it until it should be warranted by a special appropriation for the 
purpose. 

Respectfully submitted, 

edgar h. woodman, 
richard m. ordway, 
lp:land a. smith, 

Committee on Sewers and Drains. 



130 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. 

To the City Council: 

The undersigned respectfull}' submits the following report of 
the doings of the Police Department of the city of Concord for 
the year ending December 31, 188G : 

The whole number of arrests made during the year, not in- 
cluding those made at Penacook, was .... 271 
as follows : 



Abandoning family, 


. 








1 


Assault and battery, 


. 








15 


Bastardy, .... 


. 








1 


Breaking and entering, . 


. 








10 


Common drunkard, 


. 








1 


Evading car fare, . 


. 








2 


For being out late at night. 


. 








9 


For out of town officers, 


. 








8 


Forgery, 


• 








1 


For being a rogue, . 


. 








1 


For driving a team farther thai 


1 stipulatec 


1, 






2 


For maintaining a nuisance, 


. 








1 


Highway robbery attempted. 


. 








2 


Insane persons, 


. 








5 


Indecent exposure, . 


. 








1 


Intoxication, . 










. Ill 


Keeping liquor for sale, . 


. 








. 30 


Keeping beer for sale. 


• 








. 24 


Keeping saloon open on Sunday, 








1 


Keeping saloon open after 10 ( 


y clock. 








2 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Larceny, 

Larceny from the person, 

Obtaining goods by false pretence, 

Rude and disorderly conduct. 

Stubborn child, 

Suspicious persons, 

Tramp, . 

Vagabond, 

Total, 



131 

8 
3 
1 
19 
1 
9 
1 
1 

271 



Of the above cases^ 150 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offences, to wit : 



Abandoning family, 








1 


Assault and battery, 






15 


Breaking and entering, 






6 


Common drunkard, 








1 


Evading car-fare, .... 








2 

1 
1 


rorgery, ..... 

For being a rogue, . , . . . 








For driving team farther than stipulated. 








2 


For maintaining a nuisance. 








1 


Highway robbery, attempt at . 








1 


Indecent exposure, 








1 


Intoxication, . . . . . 








43 


Keeping liquor for sale, . 








30 


Keeping beer for sale. 








24 


Keeping saloon open on Sunday, 








1 


Keeping saloon open after 10 o'clock, 








2 


Larceny, ..... 








4 


Larceny from the person. 








3 


Obtaining goods by false pretence, . 








1 


Rude and disorderly conduct, . 








7 


Stubborn child, .... 








1 


Tramp, ....... 








1 


Vagabond, ..... 








1 


Total, 








150 



132 



CITY OF CONCORP. 



And were disposed of as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fine, ..... 

Sentenced to the industrial school, . 
Sentenced to jail, ...... 

Ordered to recognize to appear at supreme court. 
Discharged by tlie court, .... 

Total, 

Discharged without complaint, 

Total, 



90 
1 
3 

51 
5 



150 
121 

271 



Nineteen buildings have been found open, and secured. 
The whole number of lodgers accommodated at tlie station- 
house during the year was 250. 



Respectfully submitted. 



JOHN CONNELL, 

City Marshal. 



Concord, Dec. 31, 1886. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



133 



REPORT OF THE ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council : 

The undersigned would submit tlie following report of the 
Police Dei)artment in Peuacook, Ward 1, city of Concord, for 
the year ending December 31, 1886 : 



Whole number of arrests made during the year, 

Keeping intoxicating liquor for sale, 

Breaking and entering, . 

Assault of an aggravated nature, 

Assault and battery. 

Abusing horses. 

For neglecting his family, 

Intoxication, .... 



46 
1 
1 
3 
4 
1 
1 

35 



Total, 46 

Of the above cases, 22 were arraigned before the police court 
charged with the following offences, to wit : 

Keeping intoxicating liquor for sale, .... 1 

Breaking and entering, ....... 1 

Assault of an aggravated nature, ..... 3 

Assault and battery, ....... 4 

Abusing horses, ........ 1 

For neglecting his family, . . . . . . 1 

Intoxication, ......... 11 



Total, .... 

And were disposed of as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fine, ..... 
Ordered to recognize to appear at supreme court, 
Nol. pressed, ....... 



22 



Total, 



. 22 



134 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Discharged without complaint, ..... 24 



Total, 46 

Whole number lodgers accommodated at the station-house 
during the year, 60. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES H. GREEN, 

Assistant City Marshal. 
Penacook, Dec. 31, 1886. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 135 



REPORT OF THE FORMER POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Concord : 

The late Justice of the Police Court herewith submits a report 
respecting transactions during that part of the year 1886 prior 
to the 19th day of October last. 

Fifty-one civil actions were entered in the Police Court during 
that time. 

Five persons of foreign birth were fully naturalized, and nine 
others of like birth filed their primary declarations of intention 
to become citizens. 

One hundred and forty-one prosecutions for alleged criminal 
offences were entered before me during the same time. 

Included in the reports of the City Marshal and the Assistant 
City Marshal of this date may be found statements of the nature 
and disposition of those prosecutions in which those officers par- 
ticipated. 

In financial matters I charge myself as follows : 

For costs belonging to the city arising from 

criminal prosecutions, . . . $89.86 

For fines arising from same, . . . 630.13 

For fees arising from civil actions, . . 26.69 

$746.68 



And I discharge myself as follows : 

Paid sundries, $4.17 

Paid to city treasurer, .... 742.51 



$746.68 



There are some matters which remain to be adjusted. 

On the 19th day of October last my commission as Justice of 
the Police Court of Concord expired, after I had acted under it 
twenty-four years and four and a half months. During that 
period I endeavored to discharge my responsible and ofttimes 



136 CITY OF CONCOUD. 

perplexing duties faithfully, with a single eye to my sworn obli- 
gations, and with no regard whatever to any consequences per- 
sonal to myself, even when subjected to the severest criticism. 

In looking back over that long period I find that very few 
indeed of those arraigned as criminals during the earlier years 
of my service now survive, and it is a sad reflection that their 
vacant places are more than filled by an ever augmenting crowd. 

SYLVESTER DANA. 

Concord, Dec. 31, 1886. 



POLICE DEPAllTMKNT. 137 



REPORT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Concord : 

The Police Justice submits herewith the report of his connec- 
tion with the Police Court prior to and since the retirement of 
Hon. S}'lvester Dana from the office of justice, October 19, 
1886 : 

Criminal prosecutions before Oct. 19, 1886, ... 6 
since Oct. 19, 1886, ... 46 
Civil actions entered " "^ . • .19 

Persons naturalized, " " ... 56 

Primary declarations to become citizens since Oct. 19, 1886, 67 

The police justice charges himself as follows : 

For costs arising from criminal cases, . . . S22.00 

For fines " '' "... 134.00 

For fees arising from civil cases, .... 9.50 



§165.50 



And discharges himself as follows : 
Paid city treasurer, ...... $165.50 



B. E. BADGER, 

Police Justice. 



Concord N. H., Dec. 31, 1886. 



138 CITY OF CONCORD. 



REPORT OF THE CITY SOLICITOR. 

To the City Council: 

The city of Concord is at this date interested in but two legal 
controversies ; — one, the suit of Mr. Engel against Concord 
(referred to in former reports), still remains upon the docket, 
the interests of the city being in no way prejudiced by its con- 
tinuance ; the otlier is the suit of Lowell P^astman against Con- 
cord, the writ having been served upon the city July 15, 1886, 
returnable at the October term of the supreme court. In this 
action, Mr. Eastman claims to have been thrown out of his 
carriage and injured while riding upon a highway, by reason of 
an obstruction existing near the Page Belting Companj^'s works. 
Should this suit come to trial, the Page Belting Corapan}' has 
been notified to defend it. 

During the past year two actions against the city have been 
finally disposed of. One, the action of Patrick Kelley against 
Concord, which was pending at the beginning of the year, was 
based upon a state of facts such that it was difficult to effect 
a settlement by compromise, and a trial of the cause by jury was 
had at the last April term of the supreme court, the trial con- 
tinuing between four and five days. The case for the city was 
much embarrassed by the death, during the trial, of its most 
important witness. The jury gave Mr. Kelley three thousand 
dollars damages. On March G, 1886, Franklin D. Frost, of 
Penacook, served a writ upon the city, returnable at the last 
April term of the supreme court, claiming damages on account 
of an injury received while travelling upon the highway. This 
case reached a hearing at that term of court, and while upon 
trial was compromised by an agreement which seemed to be 
warranted by the evidence, and fifteen hundred dollars was 
paid to the plaintiff to cover all costs and damages. In the 
trial of both the last named cases Hon. Wm. L. Foster was 
asssociated with the solicitor. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 139 

An amicable proceeding lias been instituted by School-District 
No. 16 of Concord, and is now pending, wherein the supreme 
court is asked to advise as to the proper disposition of certain 
school-money now in the city treasury. 

During the year nothing has occurred, so far as is now known, 
which is likely to give rise to any litigation involving the city in 
the future. 

HENRY W. STEVENS, 

Solicitor. 



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 LIBKARY. 143 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES. 

To the City Council : 

The trustees herewith submit the annual reports of the libra- 
rian and the treasurer of the public library for the 3'ear ending 
December 31, 1886. 

By an examination of the report of the librarian it will be 
observed that the increase in the number of circulating books 
purchased during the last year has resulted in a largely increased 
patronage. An annual circulation of more than 35,000 volumes 
indicates a great desire on the part of the public to avail itself 
of the inestimable advantages afforded by the library ; and it is 
too obvious to require more tlian a suggestion from the trustees, 
that the expectation and reasonable demand of the public, calls 
for a liberal appropriation by the city council for the support of 
an institution manifestly indispensable to the welfare of our cit- 
izens. 

WM. L. FOSTER, 

CHARLES R. CORNING, 
ABIAL ROLFE, 
JOSEPH T. CLOUGH, 
PAUL R. HOLDEN, 
JAMES S. NORRIS, 
WILLIAM W. FLINT, 

Trustees. 



144 CITY OK CONCOKD. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

To the Trustees of the Concord Public Library : 

Gentlemen: — The librarian herewitli presents his report of 
the work of the library for the year ending December 31, 1886 : 

The library was open for the delivery of books and magazines 
285 days. 

Number of books and magazines given out 35,527, an average 
of 124 per day, and an increase of 7,118 over the number given 
out in 1885. 

Seven hundred and seventeen volumes have been purchased, 
and seventy-seven volumes have been received as donations 
from individuals and the national and state governments. 

One hundred and thirty-four books have been laid aside, being 
worn out or imperfect, so as to render them unfit for circulation. 
Some of them have been replaced, and duplicates of several new 
and popular works have been purcliased, as the demands of the 
patrons of the library seemed to require. 

Eighty-five dollars has been expended for building and en- 
larging book-cases. A smaller sum will be required for the 
same purpose the coming year. 

Seventy-five dollars has also been paid for printing " Cata- 
logue Supplement No. o," and an equal or larger sum will be 
required for the same purpose the coming year. 

The increasing patronage of the library' during the last five 
years is shown by the receipts for cards and catalogues sold, 
the amount in 1882 being $173.22, in 1883 $215,67, in 1884 
$241.65, in 1885 $268.75, and in 1886 $312.03. 

With the increased patronage of the library comes a marked 
change in the character of the books called for, valuable works 
of history, biography, travels, etc., being more in demand than 
ever before. To supply these, and thus carry forward the work 
so grandly begun in our common schools, largely increased ap- 
propriations are necessary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DANIEL F. SECOMB, 

Librarimi. 

January 1, 1887. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



145 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

The balance ou hand, January 1, 1886, was $147.38, to which 
has been added city appropriation $2,200, and library receipts 
of $312.03, making a total of $2,659.41 as available funds for 
the purposes of the library. Of this sum $2,200 has been ex- 
pended as per itemized account in the expenses of the city, and 
$12.91 from the funds in the hands of the treasurer in addition 
to the appropriation, leaving a balance of $446.50 in the treas- 
urer's hands to be carried to the next year. 



balance sheet. 
Dr. 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1886, 
Received from city, 
Receipts of library, 



Paid as per city account, 

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



Cr. 



$147.38 

2,200.00 

312.03 



^2,200.00 

12.91 

446.50 



$2,659.41 



$2,659.41 



trust account. 



Dr. 
Balance cash on hand Jan. 1, 1886, 
Received int. from Pierce fund, 
" Lyon fund, 

Ck. 



$120.00 
20.00 
60.00 



$200.00 



By paid for books, 
cash on hand, . 



Respectfully submitted. 



10 



$120.00 
80.00 



$200.00 



W. p. FISKE, 

Treaswer. 



146 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



CEMETERIES. 



To the City Council : 

The Cemetery Committee respectfully submit the following 
report for the year ending December 31, 1386 : 

BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 

RECEIPTS. 



Balance in hands of the committee December 
31, 1885, as per report, . . 

Received R. P. frorm Sanborn, for uncol- 
lected bill, 1883 : 

S. H. Dumas, painting fences on Pierce and 

Wood lots, ...... 

Received from labor, &c., for 1886 as follows : 

Geo. L. Lovejoy, digging graves, &c., . $217.85 

A. C. Fisher, u . .; _ 57.75 

Mrs. F. C. Morgan, for labor, . . . 1.00 

John D. Gale, moving remains, . . 10.00 

Byron C. Hill, for labor, . . . . 1.75 

^Y. p. Fiske, labor, 30 

E. C. Sanborn, loam, .... .10 

Wm. A. Chesley, loam and dressing, . .30 

Mrs. John Abbott, repairs on lot, . . .80 

Ciiarles West, grass seed, . . . .25 

Estate of B. F. Merrill, repairs, . . 15.50 

Mrs. P. Summers, loam and dressing, . 5.55 

Frank E. Gale, labor, .... .40 

Charles L. Eastman, repairs, . . . 20.00 

Mrs. P. II. Emerson, repairs, . . . 14.17 



,143.71 



$3.50 



CEMETERIES 



Woman's Relief Corps, labor, 
Edwin Fogg, repairs, 
Charles H. Davis, repairs, 
S. Cheney, loam and dressing, 
J. C. Thorn, repairs, 
Estate Newell Sanborn, repairs, 
Henry W. Ranlet, repairs, 
G. B. Emmons, repairs, 
P. E. Drew, for grass, 
Nellie M. Dearborn, labor, 
Charles Young, labor, 
H. J. Cate, repairs, . 
Isaac A. Hill, mowing lot, 
Mrs, Stetson, repairs, 
Charles H. Jones, repairs, 
John C. Ordway, repairs, 
Blazing Star Lodge, . 
Mrs. Laudo Morrill, . 
Arthur Booth, for wood, 
J. J. Wyman, for wood, 

D. C. Allen, repairs, 
Frank Mardeu, repairs, 
Geo. Cook, repairs, . 
Geo. Cook, digging grave, 
N. B. Walker, repairs, 
P. M. & J. Eaton, repairs, 
G. Buzzell, repairs on lot, 
Chas. J. French, " 
Norman G. Carr, " 

E. E. Brown, 

Abbie C. Dow, " . 

James Davis, " 

Estate Sam'l Clark, " 

E. E. Sturtevant Post G. A. R., 

James Lane, labor, . 

Mrs. L. S. Coffin, repairs on lot 

Geo. Barton, digging grave, 

L. J. Gordon, repairs on lot, 

John D. Gale, '^ 



147 



$6.20 

7. Go 

.50 

2.35 

9.31 

15.90 

13.38 

15.02 

5.25 

.25 

.20 

13.00 

.25 

13.60 

10.85 

21.92 

70.00 

11.52 

12.83 

12.81 

5.00 

1.37 

12.37 

1.00 

8.29 

10.00 

10.00 

5.30 

17.15 

22.05 

12.00 

1.00 

7.00 

10.79 

.60 

10.25 

1.00 

13.30 

24.65 



148 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Mrs. Wm. B. Parsons, repairs on lot, . $17.78 

C. M. Boynton, " . . 17.40 

Henry G. Chandler, loam and dressing, . 3.35 

Prentis M. Kent, repairs on lot, . . 16.90 

" moving remains, . . 4.00 

E. P. Mudgett, repairs on lot, . . 14.00 

Charlotte Goodwin, " . . 9.00 

Harriet Dame, " . . 18.40 

A. J. Tilton, " . . 9.85 
Samuel E. Holden, " . . 17.57 
Mrs. Geo.P.Whittemore, " . .11.00 
James E. Thompson, " . . 21.00 
Geo. T. Abbott, " . . 16.00 
R. Woodruff, " . . 14.00 

" moving remains, . . . 6.00 

Wm. Ray, digging grave, . . . 1.00 

James T. Gordon, repairs on lot, . . 8.74 

Charles E Burke, digging grave, . . .75 

Mrs. James Chase, repairs on lot, . . 6.50 

Wilson D. Garvin, " . . 16.50 

Mrs. Geo. Garvin, moving remains, . . 2.00 

Estate J. D. Sleeper, repairs on lot, . . 8.00 

Charles H. Davis, labor, .... .25 

Mrs. P. Reed, repairs on lot, . . . 16.00 

Mrs. E. C. Webster, repairs on lot, . . 3.50 

Mrs. S. A. Manning, loam and fertilizer, . .56 
Mrs. S. A. Brown, digging and trimming grave, 8.00 

Mrs. B. Hadley, repairs on lot, . . 1.00 

Geo. K. Mellen, " ... 27.02 

C. C. Webster, " ... 22.50 

Wm. A. Chesley, " ... 21.37 

Wm. Ladd, dressing, .... .50 

B. G. Tucker, for wood, . . . . 1.00 
Mrs. W. W. Fletcher, repairs on lot, . 13.75 
Howard M. Cook, repairs on lot, . . 8.00 

" digging grave, . . 1.00 

Clara A. Noyes, repairs on lot, . . 13.75 

" moving remains, . . 9.00 

Mrs. Ered Emerson, repairs on lot, . . .75 



CEMETERIES. 



149 



Simmons and Emerson, repairs on lot, 

Mrs. Mary A. Herrou, " 

Farley Bros., labor, . 

E. D. Clough, labor, . 

Buzzell, Hovt, and Green, repairs on lot, 

H. G. Chandler, repairs on lot, . 

Mrs. Frank Wolcott, loam, 

Geo. G. Hatch, 

Mr. Niles, digging grave, . 

Mary E. Brown, moving remains, 

Mrs. Sarah E. Irish, repairs on lot, 

Wm. W. Niles, repairs on lot, 

J. W. Hawkins, lawn-mower, 

Frank Wright, labor, 

E. D. Smith, care of lot, 

Dan'l Holden, " 

E. O. Jameson, " 

Mrs. Sylvester Marsh, "• 

Geo. L. Brown, " 

Estate G. G. Edgerly, " 

" James Davis, " 

" Wm.E. Greene, " 
John T. Batchelder, repairs on lot, 
O. V. Pitman, care of lot 
Alden P. Sherburne, care of lot, 
Stephen Quimby, 
A. R. Ayers, 
C. H. Martin, 
Chas. M. Templeton, 
E. M. Nason, 
Estate Timothy Haines, 
M. V. B. Plastridge, 
J. F. Hoyt, 
Mrs. E. G. Carter, 
William Badger, 
Mrs. Robert Pecker, 
Randall Burt, 
H. C. Sturtevant, 
Andrew Bunker, 



$ .49 

1..30 

.70 

.40 

14.00 

4.50 

1.35 

9.75 

1.00 

18.00 

1.63 

•22.55 

2.. 50 

.50 

4.34 

1.40 

1.28 

1.71 

1.50 

.50 

.50 

.50 

1.50 

3.44 

.80 

.50 

1.48 

.75 

.50 

1.54 

1.80 

.50 

.60 

1.50 

1.16 

1.52 

1.34 

.60 

.50 



150 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Frank Coffin, care 


of lot, . 






$ .50 


L. A. Smith, 


u 






.50 


Samuel Chesley, 


u 






.r.o 


Mrs. Francis Kilburn, 


u 






.HO 


Mrs. Geo. E. Todd, 


(( 






2.00 


Mrs. Geo. L. Strattou, 


ii 






1.91 


Mrs. A, E. Bailey, 


(( 






1.21 


George Cloiigh, 


( ( 






1.00 


G. D. B. Prescott, 


u 






.60 


J. H. Gallinger, 


tt 






.80 


Mrs. J. y. Mugridge, 


(( 






3.20 


A. G. Harris, 


a 






.60 


C. H. Clongh, 


<( 






.50 


Mrs. A. P. Fitch, 


u 






2.00 


J. E. Sargent, 


a 






2.10 


B. E. Badger, 


a 






.50 


John B. Coleman, 


i I 






.50 


Mrs. Waldo Russell, 


a 






.90 


H. B. Tebbetts, 


li 






.50 


Geo. A. Young, 


u 






1.20 


Jacob C. Duncklee, 


(( 






1.45 


D. B. Courser, 


(( 






4.60 


Stevens & Duncklee, 


u 






1.95 


Miss Abbie J. Moore, 


(( 






.50 


John C. Ordway, 


a 






1 .65 


J. N. Lauder, 


11 






.60 


Estate Elisha Adams, 


(( 






.90 


J. J. Wyman, 


u 






1.40 


Thomas Stuart, 


(( 






2.10 


Mrs. Helen M. Walker, 


a 






2.37 


Wm. F. Thayer, 


u 






1.40 


Perry Kittredge, 


u 






.60 


Richard M. Ordway, 


u 






1.17 


Mrs. H. E. Perkins, 


(( 






1.05 


W. G. C. Kimball, 


(( 






2.66 


John S. Blanchard, 


11 






.50 


William B. Durgin, 


u 






..50 


Mrs. P. P. Bixby, 


ii 






1.04 


J. A. Cochran, 


(( 






2.70 



CEMETERIES. 




W. G. Shaw, cave of lot, .... 


$ .50 


Durrell, Sanborn, Taylor, Brown, care of lot, ..50 


Frank Jones, care of lot, . 


.50 


Geo. A. Cunimings, " 




1.85 


Estate L. W. Ordway, " 




.50 


Geo. A. Foster, " 




1.85 


Gust "Walker, " 




1.90 


Jonathan Sanborn, " 




•2.50 


Mrs. E. N. Doyen, " 




3.50 


R. C. Danforth, " 




.50 


B. F. Caldwell, 




2.06 


W. P. Ford, 




.50 


B. W. Couch, " 




.50 


Estate Button Woods, " 




1.72 


Rowell, Clough, and Couch, can 


i of lot, 


.50 


Mrs. 0. Baker, care of lot, 




.50 


Charles Noyes, " 




.50 


Geo. F. Kelley, 




2.05 


Silas Curtis, " 




1.00 


J. French, " 




.50 


Frank Adams, " 




.50 


T. J. Carpenter, " 




.50 


Geo. A. Blanchard, " 




.80 


Joshua B. Merrill, " 




.50 


Estate Ira Perley, " 




5.70 


Samuel C. Eastman, " 




.50 


Geo. W. Crockett, " 




.50 


William M. Chase, " 




.50 


N. H. & G. B. Farley, " 




1.50 


Mrs. E. F. Mansfield, " 




.50 


John Lam pre}', " 




.50 


Nahum Robinson, " 




1.60 


C. H. Bean, 




.75 


Benj. Gage, " 




1.00 


Estate Elijah Knight, " 




5.32 


Mrs. Martha E. Davis, " 




.50 


Stephen Webster, " 




.60 


Mrs. Asa McFarland, " 




1.65 


Mrs. J. D. Jolinson, " 




.50 



151 



152 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Henry W. Hllson, care 


of lot. 






. $ .50 


J. E. Hutchius, 


4( 






.50 


Mrs. J. L. Pickering, 


(( 






1.05 


L. K. Peacock, 


U 






1.44 


Albert S. Hammond, 


U 






1.20 


Mrs. Harriet N. Johnson, 


u 






.50 


J. B. Colby, 


(( 






.''..00 


Dexter Fitts, 


n 






2.20 


Mrs. D. A. Warde, 


it 






2.!»!) 


Mrs. A. Annie Straw, 


l( 






2.10 


Mrs. Judith M. Clough, 


(t 






.50 


Mrs. J. 8. Clifford, 


il. 






.75 


Gilbert Bullock, 


a 






.50 


Mrs. Geo. L. Whitney, 


a 






.50 


Joseph Palmer, 


u 






1.15 


Mrs. Mary A. Rowell, 


(i 






.60 


Miss Mary A. Abbot, 


a 






.75 


Mrs. N. Bouton, 


(( 






1.20 


Wm. E. Chandler, 


u 






1.10 


Mrs. Martha S. Kimball, 


u 






1.80 


Henry P. Moore, 


u 






.50 


John & B. A. Kimball, 


a 






4.50 


W. W. Cloud, 


a 






.75 


Charles Peaslee, 


(( 






1.89 


Martha J. Gay, 


(( 






.50 


Mrs. Fred Underhill, 


u 






.75 


J. M. Woodward, 


i i 






.50 


Sylvester Dana, 


a 






.60 


Thomas B. Hill, 


n 






.50 


J. A. West, 


a 






1.60 


Estate Elnos Blake, 


u 






.50 


E. H. Rollins, 


(( 






1.10 


J. E. Rand, 


(( 






.50 


Joseph H. Abbott, 


(( 






19.75 


Nathan Dunbar, 


(( 






.50 


Albert J. Abbot, 


u 






.50 


Geo. F. Sargent, 


u 






.50 


J. Peters, 


4( 






.50 


Samuel Gill, 


U 






.60 



CEMETERIES 






Geo. S. Dennett, care of lot, . 


$ ..50 


James McGloughlin, " 






.28 


Henry A. Mann, " 






.50 


Edward Dow, " 






.50 


N. P. Stevens, " 






.50 


Estate S. K. Blaney, " 






.75 


Horace Thompson, " 






.45 


Mrs. R. W. Aldricb, 






1.35 


C. P. Virgin, 






1.00 


John M. Hill, 






1.85 


Mrs. Charlotte Merrill, " 






.50 


J. F. Cotton, " 






.50 


Mrs. Nath'l White, 






. 14.35 


James A. Wright, " 






1.60 


Mrs. H. J. Adams, " 






1.35 


Mrs. John W. Little, " 






1.20 


Mrs. J. Howarth, " 






.75 


John K. Stokes, " 






1.80 


Geo. T. Ambrose, " 






.60 


Miss S. J. Leaver, " 






1.20 


Edson C. Eastman, " 






.60 


Levi C. Wood, 






1.75 


Mrs. Paul R. George, " 






.80 


Mrs. E. G. Moran, " 






.75 


Howard A. Dodge, " 






1.00 


F. Webster, " 






.50 


Mrs. B. H. Lincoln, " 






.50 


P. W. Webster, " 






.50 


George P. Cleaves, " 






.50 


Estate C. R. Cass, " 






.50 


Byron G. Merrill, " 






.50 


Mrs. V. Atkins, " 






.50 


C. P. Sanborn, " 






.50 


John McConley, " 






3.88 


Samuel Brooks, " 






.50 


Mary F. Cloudman, " 






.90 


J. S. Russ, " 






.60 


W. J. Blakely, " 






.50 


Estate Geo. E. Lawrence, " 






.50 



153 



154 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



C. C. Danforth, care of lot, , . . $1.56 

Mrs. Henry C. Sanborn, "... .30 

Mrs. James D. Kelley, " . . . .50 

Geo. G. Spead, "... .50 

Charles E. Thompson, " . . . .60 

H. S. Fairbanks, " ... .85 

Charles H. Shute, " . . . 1.20 

James D. Blaisdell, " . . . .75 

Porter Crane, " . . . .75 

Eben F. Richardson, " . . . .50 

R. C. Danforth, digging grave, . . . 1.00 

M. W. Russell, care of lot, . . . 1.50 

M. D. Curamings, care of lot, . . . 1.20 

T. Blaisdell, dressing, . . . . 1.00 

David J. Abbott, repairs on lot, . . 12.00 

Hiram W. Ferrin, "... 7.50 

A. C. Fisher, "... 18.42 

Stillman Humphrey, care of lot, . . 1.34 

Mrs. A. S. Weed, "... 3.40 

Labor, &c., on tomb, .... 175.34 

H. G. Chandler, interest, .... .43 

Merrimack County Savings Bank, interest, 19.62 

Received from trust funds, — 

W. F. Thayer, on account of James McQues- 

tion fund, $10.91 

W. F. Thayer, on account of S. M. K. Ad- 
ams fund, 13.80 

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

ton fund, ...... 12.95 

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

fund, 6.11 

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

fund, . • 6.94 

W. F. Thayer, on account of Mary Crow 

fund, 4.85 

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

fund, 4.60 



,717.10 



CEMETERIES. 



155 



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

Newhall fund, $3.94 

W. F. Thayer, on account of Asa Fowler 

fund, 14.20 



Received from W. F. Thayer, treasurer, int. 

on invested fund, . 
Received from sale of lots to Dec. 27, 1886, 



EXPENDITURES. 



S78.30 

180.33 
1,622.40 

)4, 745.34 



raid tor labor 


, &c., tor 1 


88b, as ro 


ilows : 


Samuel E.Clifford, 194J day 


s, . 


. $437.63 


T. Carley, 


173 




. 302.75 


B. G. Tucker, 


164 




. 294.03 


S. M. Griffin, 


84^ ' 




. 126.75 


A. Evans, 


93i ' 




. 141.50 


P. E. Drew, 


74^ ' 




. 116.18 


S. Cheney, 


86 




. 129.75 


R. Carley, 


H ' 




5.00 


W. A. Drew, 


1 ' 




1.75 


E. Drew, 


1 




1.50 


A. Sturgis, 


9 




15.75 


D.Philbrook, horse, 85 ' 




. 85.00 


Brown & Abbot 


34 




. 34.00 


Joshua George, 


team. 




5.15 


G. W. Bullock, 


with team. 


18|- days. 


. 72.68 


W. H. Keniston 


, with team 


, 13f days 


. 55.35 


E. H. Runnells, 


with team, 


47if days 


. 191.75 


M. H. Bradley, 


loam and tu 


rf, . 


. 323.12 


S. Holman, dressing. 


. 


. 67.37 


George Goodhue 


, piping, & 


c, . 


. 43.32 


Humphrey, Dodge & Smith, 


bill, 


96.61 


John H, Sargent 


, bill. 




8.75 


G. H. H. Silsby & Son, bill 


1 


.60 


D. L. Guernsey 


bill. 


. 


.60 


Foss & Merrill, 


bill, . 


, 


20.60 


V. C. Hastings, 


supt., wate 


r bill. 


, 16.00 



156 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



Ira C. Evans, sundry bills, 

Mending sprinkler, .... 

Concord Horse Railroad, blacksmithing, 

Postage stamps and stationery, . 

Ordwa}' & Ferrin, cement, 

W. S. Davis, bill, .... 

S. M. Griffin, chains and wagon jack, 

Monitor, notice. 

Patriot, notice, 

James H. Chase, bill, 

J. T. Batchelder, bill, 

George Main, plants, 

W. M. Colby, plants, 

T. Blaisdell, tamp bar, 

Mead & Mason, bill, . 

John Hawkins, bill, . 

A. C. Fisher, bill, . 

Howard M. Cook, services 

Willis D. Thompson, bill, 

G. Buzzell, filing saw, 

Jonathan Sanborn, bill, 

E. A. Moulton, bill, . 

H. S. Sargent, 100 maple trees, 

M. Gannon, splitting stone, 

Mending turf-cutter, .... 

Frank Low, 3 settees and express, 

E. E. Fisher, key, .... 

C. E. Stevens, and Lamprey, labor on wal 

C. E. Stevens, i survey bill, 

Nelson Glondy, 1 cord manure, . 

Woodworth, Dow, & Co., cement, 

Frank Hoit, bill, .... 

O. Goss, rock-lifter, .... 

Freight on rock-lifter, . . 

C. F. Batchelder, bill, 

A. C. Holt, measuring wood and lumber, 

J. H. Rowell, bill, .... 

P. Mclntire, 3 cords manure, 

James Leary, 8f cords manure, 



Mo.oO 

.20 

7.95 

6.81 

.75 

5.25 

3.00 

.40 

.25 

5.00 

7.33 

29.80 

5.00 

1.38 

18.13 

41.00 

3.00 

2.00 

25.84 

.35 

11.25 

1.18 

65.00 

.50 

1.50 

3.60 

.20 

27.48 

.50 

5.00 

1.60 

2.00 

22.50 

.25 

1.25 

1.00 

2.00 

15.00 

52.00 



CEMETERIES. 



157 



Sperm oil, $ .25 

Miller & Sanborn, balance on old bill, . 15.00 



Paid city treasurer, one half sale lots : 
Not deposited in 1885, .... $5.00 
Paid during 1886, 806.22 



Balance in hands James Minot, Treasurer, 



;,001.49 



$811.22 
932.63 

1,745.34 



OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 



Balance in hands of committee, per report, 
December 31, 1885, .... 

Received from trust fund, — 
W. F. Thayer, for interest on invested fund, 
W.F.Thayer, " Wentworth fund, 

W.F.Thayer, " T. French fund, 

W.F.Thayer, " A. Sweetser fund, 



Received from labor, etc., 1886, as follows 
Mrs. Mansise, repairs on lot, 
J. B. Burnham, " 

Lewis Coburn, digging grave, 
A. Warren, repairs on lot, 
Samuel Shute, " 

C. M. Boynton, '^ 
Albert Ordway, " 
T. Blaisdell, " 

Mrs. Butters, " 

Mrs. Sophia Gushing, repairs on lot, 
Joseph P. Stickney, " 

Miss Bessie Morrill, " 

Mrs. Gilbert, " 

W. Frank Keniston, for grass, . 
Byron C. Hill, 



12.89 
2.51 
3.81 
3.80 



$6.50 
1.00 
2.50 
3.83 
7.68 
6.55 
4.00 
3.02 
1.00 
1.65 
7.08 
.50 
1.00 

10.00 
1.00 



$84.85 



$53.01 



158 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



J. P. Tucker, care lot, 

A. C. Fisher, digging graves, 

G. L. Lovejoy, " 



EXPENDITURES. 



$1.60 

5.00 

18.28 



$82.19 
$220.05 



Sara'l E. Clifford, 8 days, 








$18.00 




T. Carley, 8 days, . 








14.00 




B. G. Tucker, 8 days. 








14.00 




S. M. Griffen, 6 days. 








9.00 




A. Evans, 8 days, 








12.00 




S. Cheney, C days, . 








9.00 




P. E. Drew, 6 days, . 








9.00 




R. Carley, 3 days. 








4.50 




S. Holraan, dressing. 








37.50 










$127.00 






Balance in hands of James Mine 


t, treasurer. 


93.05 




$220.05 




J. H. CHASE, 






J. E. ROBERTSON 


1 




JAMES MINOT, 






Committee. 


Concord, N. H., December 31 


, 1886. 







EAST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

To the City Council : 

The committee of Pine Grove ceraeter}' respectfully submit 
the following report for the 3'ear ending December 31, 1886 : 



Cash on hand, December 31, 1885, 
Sold 7 lots, 1886, . 



i2.27 
55.00 



Paid city treasurer one half sale of lots, 1885, $10.00 
" " " " 1886, 7.50 



;77.2: 



CEMETERIES. 159 

Expense, ...... $3.15 

Cash December 31, 1886, . . . 46.62 

$67.27 

Paid city treasurer one lialf sale of 4 lots on 1887 acc't, 10.00 



$77.2' 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. E. STANIELS, 
J. E. PLUMMER, 
C. D. ROWELL, 

Committee. 



WEST CONCORD CEMETERY. 

The report for year ending December 31, 1886, is as follows 



Cash on hand January 1, 1886, . . . $9.61 
Received from sale of lot, .... 2.00 



$11.61 



Paid city treasurer one half sale of lot, . $1.00 
Paid for care and improvement of grounds, 8.25 
Cash on hand January 1, 1887, . . . 2.36 



1.61 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES M. GROSSMAN, 
BENJAMIN T. PUTNEY, 
OMAR L. SHEPARD, 

Cemetery Committee. 

West Concord, N. H., January 1, 1887. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 161 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

To the City Council : 

In compliance with the provisions of the ordinance relating to 
the Fire Department, I herewith respectfully submit the annual 
report of its condition and working, together with such i-ecom- 
mendations as, in my opinion, will materially increase its effi- 
ciency. 

KEMARKABLE IMMUNITY FROM FIRE. 

It is a matter of congratulation that our damage from fire has 
been so slight during the past year, comparing favorably with 
the small losses of the several years previous. 

This is especially true of the compact part of the city. The 
invariably prompt response of the Department, when an alarm 
is sounded, tends to keep the loss by fire small, by obtaining con- 
trol before the fire gets iieadway. Notwithstanding the compar- 
atively slight amount of work the Department has been called 
upon to do, its efficiency and discipline have been kept up to its 
old standard : and the Department was never in better condi- 
tion than to-da}^ This is due, in a great measure, to the inter- 
est taken in the organization, not only by the city council, but 
by our citizens generally, who do not cavil or find fault because 
of the cost of maintaining a department when there is not much 
call for its services. The history of many of the destructive 
fires which have occurred in other places will show that in too 
many cases the main cause has been, that by reason of a long 
exemption, the discipline has become lax, followed by a desire 
of those in authority to cut down expenses. The result has been 
that when a large fire did get started the Department found 
itself unable to successfully cope with it, owing to impaired dis- 
cipline, insufficient apparatus, poor hose, etc. 

I am happy to say that such false economy has not been the 
policy of our city council of late years. 
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162 CITY OF COKCORD. 

There have been twelve box alarms during the year, viz., 
one each from boxes 45, 46, 5, 18, 24, 26, 32, 42, 17, and 34, 
and two from box 41. There have been twelve still alarms where 
assistance has been summoned from the Central station, mostly 
from chimney fires. There has not been a fire in any building 
occupied for mercantile or manufacturing purposes, and the total 
loss within a mile and a half of the business centre of the city 
amounts to only $237.50, with an insurance of S62.50. At 
Penacook the loss has been $2,150, insurance, Si, 125; East 
Concord, $1,950, insurance, $1,200; West Concord, $4,000, 
insurance, $2,500 ; other outlying portions of the city, $2,000, 
insurance, $1,200; total loss, $10,337.50, insurance, $6,087.50. 
Of this amount the loss of $5,450 comes from the destruction of 
farm buildings, etc., situated beyond the reach of the Fire 
Department, with the exception of the Dumas barn, situated 
nearly a mile from the nearest box, and only reached by using 
1,700 feet of hose in one line. 

LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS PRECINCT. 

Feb. 10, 1 : 55 p. m. Box 45. House on South Main street, 
owned by D. J. Murphy, aud occupied by Peter Walker. Slight 
fire, originating in a closet. Accidental. Loss, $5 ; insurance 
recovered, $5. 

Feb. 16, 4 : 14 p. m. Box 46. House on corner of Perley and 
Pierce streets, owned by W. A. Bean, and occupied by J. Hal- 
loran. Cause, overheated stove. Loss, $30; insurance recov- 
ered, $30. 

Feb. 26, 7:28 p.m. Box 5. Building in Concord Railroad 
yard used as a freight car repair-shop and stove-house. Cause, 
accidental. Loss, small ; no insurance claimed. 

April 18, 1 A. M. Still. House on North State street, owned 
by Mrs. B. P. Stone, and occupied as a boarding-house by Mrs. 
T. M. Stanley. Cause, smoking in bed. Fire confined to bed- 
ding. Assistance rendered from Central station. Loss, $25 ; 
no insurance. 

April 24, 6 :20 A. M. Box 18. Chimney fire in residence of 
John Crowle}' on Perry avenue. No loss. 

May 27, 12:31 p. M. Box 24. Slight fire in a closet in 
Sticknev's north block. Loss slight. 



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June 5, 11 :46 a. m. Box 41. House corner of South and 
Cross streets, owned by Frank G. Edgerly and occupied by J. 
S. Moses and J. W. Gordon. Fire confined to roof. Cause, 
sparks from chimney. Loss claimed, $2.50 ; insurance recov- 
ered, $2.50. 

June 11, 2:55 p. m. Box 26. House owned and occupied 
by Wra. G. Mason, on Centre street. Caused by chimney. Loss, 
$25 ; insurance recovered, $25. 

July 13, 6 :29 p. m. Box 32. Farm buildings owned b}' Mrs. 
D. A. Warde, and occupied by Wm. McMuIlen, on the Millville 
road. Totally destroyed. Could not be reached by Fire Depart- 
ment. Cause unknown. Loss, $1,000; insurance, $400. 

August 18, 8 : 1 A. M. Box 42. House on Cross street, 
owned by P. Griffln and occupied by J. M. Phillips. Fire con- 
fined to closet. Cause unknown. Loss small. 

Sept. 17, 2 :45 p. m. Box 17. Sheds west of Rumford street, 
owned and occupied by J. H. Rowell for the storage and boil- 
ing of tar. Cause, accidental. Loss, $150. No insurance. 

Oct. 25, 8:51 p. m. Box 41. Barn on Clinton street, owned 
by S. H. Dumas, and occupied by Charles Pierce. Incendiary. 
Loss, $1,000 ; insurance, 



PENACOOK. 

April 10, 11:20 p. m. Dwelling-house owned and occupied 
by George E. Flanders, at the " Borough." Cause, defective 
chimney. Loss, $1,500; insurance, $825. 

June 12, 1 :30 A. m. Boiler-house of H. H. Arasden & Son's 
furniture manufactor}'. Cause, explosion of dust or gas. Loss, 
$350 ; no insurance. 

July 5, 10:30 p. m. House owned by Baptist church, used 
for a parsonage. Cause, sparks from fire-works. Loss, $300; 
insurance recovered, $300. 

EAST CONCORD. 

June 5. Fire in the woods on the Plains. Loss, $150 ; no 
insurance. 

Oct. 16. Farm buildings belonging to Fred Rollins. Loss, 
$1,800; insurance, $1,200. 



164 CITY OF CONCORD. 

WEST CONCORD. 

Nov. 23. House owned and occupied by John B. Giles. 
Cause unknown, probabi}' accidental. Loss, $4,000; insurance, 
$2,500. 

EXPENSES. 

The cost of maintaining the Department the past year has 
been $12,683.22. Of this amount the sum of $550 for new 
horses ; $130.63 for painting Central station ; $98.30 for a new 
furnace in Alert Hose house ; $151.94 for putting in new flues, 
steam-fitting, and resetting the boiler at Central station ; $50 
for a new hose sleigh for Pioneer steamer company at Penacook ; 
$50 for new floor in engine-house at East Concord, — making a 
total of $1,030.87, — may be classed as extraordinary and unusual. 
The gross amount also includes the sum of $1,434.44, which 
was the cost of the improvement and maintenance of the fire- 
alarm. 

The expense of maintaining our department will compare 
favorably with other cities of our size, where any effort is made 
to maintain a first-class organization, and keep small the fire loss. 

FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

This excellent and invaluable auxiliary has given most perfect 
satisfaction. Its needs have been closely looked after by its 
indefatigable superintendent, and all accidents met and defects 
promptly repaired. 

From information from other cities having the electric fire- 
alarm in use, I am satisfied that we have less trouble with ours 
than in a majority of instances. During the past year a new 
four-circuit repeater has been put in to take the place of the old 
two-circuit one. Two new boxes have been added, viz., No. 14, 
at corner of State and Penacook streets, and No. 47, at corner 
of South and Downing streets. Fourteen new poles have been 
set and about two and one fourth miles of copper wire strung. 
The division of the alarm into four circuits, which was recom- 
mended by my predecessor, and which I deem very desirable, 
will require about four miles of new wire and twenty-five poles. 
I would recommend that a few boxes be added each year, until 
all parts of the city are properly covered. The eflBciency of the 
alarm is greatly reduced by the want of another bell to take the 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 16.") 

place of the one in the tower of the Methodist church on North 
State street. Something should be done at once to remedy this 
defect, as the north part of the city is at present without ade- 
quate means of giving an alarm. 

FORCE, ETC. 

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

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

The "Pioneer" steamer at Penacook (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. 

The "Old Fort" at East Concord, aad 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 tln-ee assistants 
in the Precinct, and one assistant each at Penacook, East Con- 
cord, and West Concord. Tiie entire force numbers 173 men, — 
82 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 rendered. 



166 CITY OF CONCORD. 

HOUSES. 

The buildings occupied by the several companies are in good 
condition, with the exception of the house at West Concord, 
which I trust will soon be replaced by a new one. The interior 
of the house of Hose 3 will need repainting the coming year. I 
would also recommend that a furnace be put in, similar to the 
one in the house of Hose 2, which has given good satisfaction, 
and is much more economical than the old way of heating. The 
boiler at the Central Station has been thoroughly overhauled, 
new flues put in, and is now as good as new. The hall-way, 
engineer's room, and sleeping apartments at the Central vStation 
have been repainted, and otherwise put in the best condition. 

A new furnace has been put into the house of Hose 2, and 
their carriage-room newly painted, etc. The houses have all 
been kept in good order by those having them in charge. The 
large number of visitors to our different houses all speak words 
of praise for the neatness and good order everywhere visible. 

APPARATUS. 

The apparatus belonging to the Department is all in excel- 
lent condition. The supply and fire-alarm wagons and sleighs 
have been touched up, the running-parts repainted and newly 
varnished. 

I hope the time is not far distant when the hand-engine at 
West Concord will be replaced by a hose-carriage, provided the 
contemplated water-supply shall be introduced there. The engine 
now is practically useless, as it takes a complement of fifty men 
to work it properly, and there are but a few places where they 
can get a supply of water for it. 

HOSE. 

We have now on hand thirty-three hundred feet fabric hose, 
" Paragon " brand, all in excellent condition, and two thousand 
feet leather hose, which has been in service a long time and is 
unreliable. The latter is only used to take the place of the fab- 
ric on the reels, while the latter is being dried after being used, 
when it is at once taken off and the fabric put back again. I 
would recommend the purchase of two thousand feet additional 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 167 

hose at once, so that the Department will have enough of a reli- 
able character for a complete change, and for use in an emer- 
gency. 

LOSS BY WATER. 

Experience teaches us that tliere is often danger of a greater 
damage by the^injudicious use of water, wliere there is an unlim- 
ited supply, than by fire. The members of this Department 
have been fully instructed and cautioned in this respect. In 
several fire departments where there is no insurance protective 
brigade, they have added to their equipments rubber blankets 
of different sizes, which are carried on the apparatus and 
handled by some of the regular force ; and thousands of dollars 
are saved from loss by water in consequence. With the large 
increase of tenements in our business blocks, the danger of fire 
also is enhanced. And while a fire could be easily extinguished 
with a small fire loss, it would take a very considerable quantity 
of water to do it, which, running down through the upper sto- 
ries into offices and stores below, would do a large amount of 
damage. By use of the rubber covers, hanging in front of 
shelves or lying over the goods on counters, the loss would be 
comparatively small. They would also be of equal benefit, in 
many instances, where fires occur in the upper parts of dwelling- 
houses, by covering the furniture. I recommend the purchase 
of a sufficient number for the use of this Department. 

NEW HYDRANTS. 

Four new hydrants have been erected during the year, viz., — 
One north-east corner of Summer and Pitman streets ; one 
Minot street, near Odd-Fellows' Home ; one north-west corner 
of High and Auburn streets ; one Vallev street, opposite Forest 
street ; and one removed from Railroad square to south-west 
corner of Franklin and High streets. The whole number of 
public hydrants is now 113 ; private hydrants, 22. 

INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS. 

As has been the custom in this Department, the Board of 
Engineers, late in the fall, made a thorough inspection of some 



168 CITY OF CONCORD. 

of the manufacturing establishments, basements of business 
blocks, and other places where combustible material is liable to 
be stored, and some of the new tenement blocks recently fin- 
ished. While we found much improvement over former years, 
yet there are a few tenants,. as well as property-owners, who are 
very careless in allowing all sorts of rubbish to collect in base- 
ments and other dangerous localities. Many of the worst fires 
are caused by using the basements of stores for storing all sorts 
of material of a combustible nature, giving a fire a good start. 
Packing-boxes, some filled with excelsior, hay, straw, waste 
paper, etc., are allowed to accumulate in a cellar, perhaps in 
close proximity to a furnace, or piled up around back doors, 
forming very inviting places to the incendiary. I believe that 
it would be good policy to constitute the Chief Engineer an in- 
spector of buildings, with full power to act in all such cases, 
and also to look after the construction of new buildings, thus 
lessening the danger of accidental fires. In this connection, 
allow me to say that it is apparent the thorough discussion of 
the insurance question of late has had a tendency to cause man- 
ufacturers and other property-holdei's to introduce better pro- 
tection against fire, and exercise greater care than formerly 
about their own pi-emises. 

AN EXCELLENT PRECAUTION. 

The officers of the National State Capital Bank of this city 
have caused shelves to be erected in the upper hall-ways of 
their fine building, placed about four feet high, on each of which 
are four fibre-pails, artistically painted, and labelled "• For fire 
purposes only," filled with water, with tin covers, adjusted with 
wire springs, so as to be kept in [)osition. There are three sets 
of these pails, and attached to one is a fire-axe and bar, held by 
straps beneath the shelf. All these are at hand for instant use. 
I would recommend the adoption of like measures by the owners 
of all blocks, hotels, and manufactories. Many large conflagra- 
tions, coming within the scope of my own knowledge, could 
have been prevented had these means been at command in the 
early stage of the fire. Sand can be used instead of water 
when there is danger of freezing, and the latter would be prefer- 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 169 

able where there is a liability of fire caused by oil, or explosion 
of lamps, etc. 

PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT. 

There have beeu but a very few changes in the membership of 
the Department during the past year ; in fact, a large majority of 
the members, although young in years, are veterans in the ser- 
vice. Such men need but little " bossing," and take just pride 
in the good name of the Concord Fire Department, whose well 
earned reputation the}^ have helped to make. The permanent 
men attached to the Central Station have attended to their sev- 
eral duties faithfully. The excellent manner in which the sta- 
tion has beeu kept by the steward and assistant is often spoken 
of by visitors. The drivers have paid strict attention to their 
duties, -and are at all times gentlemanly, and ready to obey 
orders. 

firemen's RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

In the winter of 1883-'84 the members of the Precinct De- 
partment formed a relief association, which had, at the date of 
its organization, an endowment of $600. This sum has been 
increased by annual assessments, and amounts, January 1, 1887, 
to $900.42, well invested. No casualty has occurred since its 
organization, and consequently there has been no occasion for 
payment of its benefits. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. 

I desire to expi-ess my thanks to His Honor the Mayor for his 
uniform courtesy, and for the kindly interest he has at all times 
manifested in the welfare of this Department ; also to the mem- 
bers of the Fire Committee, who have always been ready to do 
everything in their power to increase the efficiency of the De- 
partment ; and to the City Marshal and members of the police 
force, who have ever been ready to aid when needed. I am 
under great obligations to the Assistant Engineers for their sup- 
port, and their prompt and skilful discharge of all duties. The 
officers and members of the several organizations, including 



170 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Torrent Engine Co. No. 1, of Boscawen, are entitled to ray 
thanks for their quick response to duty, their gentlemanly con- 
duct, and prompt attention to orders. 

DANIEL B. NEWHALL, 

Chief Engineer. 
Concord, December 31, 1886. 



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171 



ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 



1886. 



Daniel B. Nbwhall, 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Transfer mail clerk, 

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

PRECINCT. 



Names. 

Joseph S. Merrill, 
Benjamin F. Tucker, 
George L. Lovejoy, 



William W. Allen, 
John E. Frye, 

Simeon Partridge, 



Occupations. 

Carriage trimmer. 
Deputy sheriff, 
Undertaker, 

WARD 1. 
Merchant, 

WARD 2. 
Farmer, 

WARD 3. 
Blacksmith, 



9 Centre street. 



Residences. 



13 South State street. 
46 Lyndon street. 
60 Pleasant street. 



Penacook. 



East Concord. 



West Concord. 



B. F. Tucker, Clerk of Board. 



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

Willis K. Wingate, Assistant at Central Station. 

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



172 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



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

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

Charles C. Blanchard, Asst. Foreman. James H. Sanders, Engineer and Treas. 



Residences. 
Cor. State and Perley sts. 
64 South State street. 
8 .South Main st. 

25 Perley St. 
7 Short St. 

15 Monroe st. 
41 Thorndike st. 
5 Kumford st. 
44 Washington st. 

26 Perley st. 
70 Warren st. 

57 North Spring st. 
Stickney'sblock, Main st. 
30 Downing st. 
51 Laurel «t. 
11 West St. 
( Central Fire Station. 
\ Central Fire Station, 
horses. Hose carriage four- 







MEMBERS. 


Badge No. Names. 


Occupations. 


11 


John J. McNulty, 


Machinist, 


12 


Charles C. Blanchard, 


Carriage painter. 


1.3 


William C. Green, 


Machinist, 


15 
16 


James H. Sanders, 
Charles H. Sanders, 


Carriage painter, 
Machinist, 


17 


J. Kdward Morrison, 


Machinist, 


18 


Sylvester T. Ford, 


Moulder, 


19 


Frank E. Heath, 


Clerk, 


20 


Charles H. Barrett, 


Hair-dresser, 


21 


Thomas H. Cleary, 


Moulder. 


22 


William A. Sewall, 


Teamster, 


23 


Henry 0. Powell, 


Blacksmith, 


83 


O. Smith Aldrich, 


Switchman, 


84 


Thomas J. Morrison, 


Carriage painter. 


85 
86 


Harry S. Leavitt, 
Elmer H. Farrar, 


Carriage painter. 


87 
14 


Oscar Thomas, i 

James Mercer, i Teamsters. 


Steamer is a second-class Amoskeag, drawn by two 


wheel, 


tirst-class Amoskeag, drawn 


by one horse. 



"EAGLE" HOSE COMPANY, No. i. 

Relief steamer " Gov. Hill '' is assigned to this company — Chas. H. Sanders, Engineer. 



George W. Johnson, Foreman. 
James Hoit, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 



MEMBERS. 

Badge No. Names. Occiijyations. 

24 George W. Johnson, Carriage painter, 

25 James Hoit, Clerk, 

26 John T. Kent, Wood-worker, 

27 John C. McGilvray, Jig-sawyer, 

28 Walter J. Cotfin, Harness-maker, 

29 E. Frank Wiuegar, Cook, 

30 William E. Perry, Porter, 

31 T. Edwin Sanborn, Shoemaker, 

32 William R. Dudley, Harness-maker, 

33 John J. Chisholm, Harness-maker, 

34 L. W. Tosier, Hair-dresser, 

35 Charles H. Sanders, Blacksmith, 

Jeremiah J. Donovan, Teamster, Ce 
Steamer " Gov. Hill " is a second-class Amoskeag 
four-wheel, tirst-cla.ss Amoskeag. 



John T. Kent, 

Clerk and Treasurer. 

Residences. 
44 Downing st. 
28 North Main st. 
18 Maple street. 
26 Maple street. 
12 North State St. 

15 South St. 
4 Railroad square. 

16 Wall St. 
6 Monroe 6t. 
36 North State st. 
12 North State st. 
21 Wall St. 

ntral Station. 
Hose carriage i^one horse) is a 



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173 



"ALERT" HOSE COMPANY, No. 2. 



Charles A. Davis, Foreman. 
Harry Tucker, Asst. Foreman. 
Fred Lbighton, Clerk. 



OFFICERS. 



MEMBERS. 



Fred S. Johnson, Treasurer. 
Fred Earle, Steward. 



Badge No. Names. 


Occupations. 


Residences. 


37 


Charles A. Davis, 


Carriage builder, 


25 Washington st. 


38 


Henry Tucker, 


Moulder, 


41 Jackson st. 


39 


Fred Leighton, 


Printer, 


108 North State St. 


40 


William F. Tucker, 


Clerk, 


43 Franklin st. 


41 


Fred S. Johnson, 


Harness manufacturer. 


28 Centre st. 


42 


Hamilton W. Piper, 


Builder, 


44 Lyndon st. 


43 


Charles C. Hill, 


Hackman, 


46 Washington st. 


44 


James P. Harlow, 


Moulder, 


206 North Main st. 


45 


Fred Earle, 


Moulder, 


41 Jackson st. 


46 


William J. Ahem, 


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 wagou of Concord manufacture — W. S. IJavis 
& Son. It is drawn by a single horse. 



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

OFFICERS. 



John C. Mills, Foreman. 

George H. Sawter, Asst. Foreman. 



Badge No. 



Names. 



50 
51 
62 
58 
61 
55 
56 
57 
60 
53 
62 
59 



John C. Mills, 
George H. Sawyer, 
Ira H. Maxtteld, 
Hiram O. Marsh, 
Myron Chesley, 
Charles P. Nutter, 
George A. Ordway, 
Elmer J. Brown, 
Hernan Schafl'er, 
Charles W. Wilcox, 
William A. Beau, 
T. P. Davis, 



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

MEMBERS. 

Occupations. Residences. 

Blacksmith, 32 Downing st. 

Blacksmith, 45 South Main st. 

Ice driver, 55 South Spring st. 

Coal dealer, 43 South Main st. 

Blacksmith, 42 South State st. 

Painter, 39 Laurel st. 

Painter, 43 South st. 

Blacksmith, 3 Broadway st. 

Barber, 97 South Main st. 

Hackman, 32 South State st. 

Organ-maker, 18 Mills st. 

Blacksmith, 97 South Main st. 



Charles W. Wilcox, Teamster. 



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



174 



CITY OF CONCORD. 



" CITY OF CONCORD " HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, 

No. I. 



OFFICEIIS. 



Napoleon B. Burleigh, Foreman 
AuDKEW L. Lane, Asst. Foreman. 
Charles E. Palmer, Cleric. 



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



Badge . 
63 
64 
65 
66 
68 
69 
70 
71 
72 
73 
74 
75 
76 
77 



b. Names. 

Napoleon B. Burleigh, 
Andrew L. Lane, 
Charles E. Palmer, 
Frank P. Buruliam, 
Frank T. Bean, 
Edward E. Lane, 
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 Iliishlow, 
George S. Kellom, 
John G. Wells, 
Will C. Trenoweth, 
Frank J. Hodgdon, 



MEMBERS. 



Occupations. 
Machinist, Northern R. R., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Blacksmith A. D. Co., 
Wood-worker, 
Carriage builder. 
Upholsterer, 

Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Carriage builder, A. D. Co., 
Carriage builder (Holt's), 
Stone-cutter, 

Wood-worker, Concord R. R., 
Wood-worker, Concord R. R. 
Barber, 

Painter, A. D. Co., 
Stone-cutter, 
Painter, A. D. Co., 
Stone-cutter, 
Blacksmith, A. D. Co., 



Residences. 
13 Prince st. 
19 Perley st. 
112 School St. 
11 Downing st. 
106 School St. 
Fremont st. 
104 Rumford st. 

9 West St. 

7 Laurel st. 
4 Avon St. 
13 Laurel st. 
55 South State st. 

10 JefTerson st. 

77 North Springst. 

Grove St. 

1 Pierce st. 

90 Washington st. 

30 Grove st. 

129 North State st. 

30 West St. 



Henry C. Robinson, Teamster, Central Station. 

Hook and Ladder truck made by Abbot-Downing Co., Concord, N. H. Drawn by- 
two horses. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



175 



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



OFFICERS. 



John H. Rolfk, Foreman. 

D. Warren Fox, Asst. Foreman. 

John B. Dodge, Clerk. 



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



Names, 
Johu H. Rolfe, 
D. Warren Fox, 
John B. Dodge, 
John W. Powell, 
George S. Locke, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
Joseph E. Symonds, 
Samuel G. Sanborn, 
Henry Rolfe, 
James Kelley, 
Edwin B. Prescott, 
George H. Sager, 
Abiel W. Rolfe, 
George H. Tucker, 
Harper S- Allen, 
George W. Corey, 
J. Edwin Marden, 
Fred C. Ferrin, 
Thomas C. French, 
John G. Ward, 
William P. Chandler, 
Ruel G. Morrill, 
Daniel Smith, 
Barney Gunn, 
Frank O. Emerson, 
David S. Marsh, 
Allen C. Bean, 
Walter H. Rolfe, 



MEMBERS. 



Occupations. 
Sash-maker, 
Salesman, 
Glaziei', 
Cigar dealer, 
Saw manufacturer. 
Cabinet-maker, 
Table manufacturer, 
Blacksmith, 
Carpenter, 
Axle-maker, 
Market-man, 
Machinist, 

Door, sash, and blind manufacturer, 
Blacksmith, 
Door-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Saw manufacturer. 
Cabinetmaker, 
Carpenter, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Farmer, 
Market-man, 
Carpenter, 
Fireman, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Teamster, 
Machinist, 



Residences. 
Summer st. 
Merrimack st. 
Merrimack st. 
High St. 
Merrimack st. 
Church st. 
Summer st. 
Washington square 
Penacook st. 
Church St. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Penacook st. 
High St. 
Merrimack st. 
Charles st. 
Summer st. 
High St. 
Charles st. 
Webster place. 
High St. 
Washington st. 
Summer st. 
Washington st. 
Union st. 
Centre st. 
Summer st. 
Merrimack st. 



Henry H. Morrill, T'eamster. 
Steamer " Pioneer '' is a fourth-class Silsby. Hose carriage is a four-wheel Amoskeag. 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



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



OFFICERS. 
Joseph E. Plummer, Foreman. 
Harrison H. Carpenter, Asst. Foreman. 
Cyrus E. Robinson, Clerk. 



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



Names. 
Joseph E. Plummer, 
Harrison H. Carpenter, 
John C. Hutchins, 
Cyrus E. Kobinson, 
Elbridge Emery, 
George H. Curtis, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Ami Dubia, 
Charles C. Chesley, 
Anthony P. Cate, 
Henry H. Bean, 
Orlando W. Coon, 
William h. Bachelder, 
Albert H. Moores, 
William H. Smith, 
James L. Potter, 
Thomas B. Dickerman, 
Rodolph Frost, 
Martin F. Rowell, 
Samuel G. Potter, 
George O. Robinson, 
Ross W. Cate, 
Fred S. Farnum, 
Irvin Robinson, 
Henry Cushing, 
Henry P. Hutchins, 



MEMBERS. 
Occupationn. 
Painter, 
Hose-maker, 

Engineer, 

Hose- maker, 

Farmer, 

Cabinet maker, 

Farmer, 

Stone-cutter, 

Blacksmith, 

Blacksmith, 

Stone-cutter, 

Butcher, 

Farmer, 

Butcher, 

Machinist, 

Farmer, 

Painter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Hose-maker, 

Blacksmith, 

Carpenter, 

Wood-worker, 

Stone-cutter, 

Fireman, 



lienulences. 
Penacook st. 
Portsmouth st. 
Penacook st. 
I'enacook st. 
Potter St. 
Portsmouth st. 
Shaker st. 
Eastman st. 
Penacook st. 
Shawmut st. 
Shawmut st 
Portsmouth st. 
Potter St. 
Portsmouth st. 
Eastman st. 
Potter St. 
Penacook st. 
Eastman st. 
Potter St. 
Appleton st. 
Penacook st. 
Shawmut st. 
Penacook st. 
East Clinton st. 
Penacook st. 
Penacook st. 



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



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



177 



"CATARACT" ENGINE COMPANY, No. 3. 
IVesi Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



John V. Speed, Foreman. 
Fred F. Tucker, Asst. Foreman. 
Georoe W. Kemp, Clerk. 



Names. 
John V. Speed, 
Fred F.Tucker, 
George W. Kemp, 
Andrew J. Abbott, 
Fred Bessie, 
James Faniion, 
William A. Little, 
Fiasco P. En?el, 
Hiram E. Quimby, 
Herbert B. Feabody, 
James M. Grossman, 
Frank Blodgett, 
Abial C. Abbott, 
William A. Martin, 
Edgar D. Eastman, 
J. Howard Holbrook, 
Charles F. Roberts, 
Sherman Holmes, 
William Lynch, 
William Silver, 
Corliss George, 
Frank Putney, 
John E. Ryan, 
Miles McSweeney, 
James Welch, 
Sylvanus E. Danforth, 
Patrick Ryan, 
Cornelius Giles, 
Patrick Conway, 
Michael T. Hayes, 



Fred ^-ebbie, Foreman of Hose. 
Andrew J. Abbott, Treasurer. 
James Fannon, Steward. 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Stone-cutter, 
Painter, 
Mill operative. 
Farmer, 
Stone-cutter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Section hand, 
Dyer, 

Stone-cutter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Blacksmith, 
Stone-cutter, 
Quarry man. 
Teamster, 
Carriage-maker, 
Section hand, 
Butcher, 
Quarryman, 
Quarry man, 
Stone-cutter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Blacksmith, 
Overseer, 
Overseer, 
Expressman, 
Carpenter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Engineer, 
Engineer, 



Residences. 
Main st. 
Dej)ot St. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Main St. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Hutchins st. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Hutchins st. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Hutchins st. 
High St. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
High St. 



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



12 



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CITY OF CONCORD. 



SUMMARY OF MEMBERS. 



IN PRECINCT. 

Engineers, 

Steamer and Hose members, .... 

Hose members, ...... 

Hook and Ladder members, .... 

Steward, assistant steward, and regular drivers (3) 



4 
16 
37 

20 
5 



82 



WITHOUT PRECINCT 



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



3 

28 
30 
30 
— 91 



Total, 173 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 179 



REGULATIONS OF THE CONCORD PRECINCT 
FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

ADOIT^ED BY THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS, JANUARY, 1874. 



Article 1. Any engine or hose company running out a line 
of hose from a hydrant or steamer shall be entitled to the pipe, 
although the hose of other companies may be attached in order 
to reach the fire ; and any company coming to a fire, and 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 play- 
ing in a continuous line, the pipe shall belong to the company 
attaching to the hydrant or steamer, as provided in the foregoing 
article ; but any company furnishing the entire line, and receiving 
water from a steamer, the pipe shall belong to such company so 
receiving. 

Art. 3. Each engine and hose company shall have equal claim 
to the hydrants; but it is enjoined upon the engine companies to 
draught their own water from a reservoir, wherever a 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 attach a 
second line of hose from such hydrant or steamer, in case the 
same ma}^ 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. 



180 CITY OF CONCORD. 

Art. 6. No company, while returning from a fire, will be allow- 
ed to proceed faster than a walk, and it must at all times keep 
on the right of the street. Drivers are strictly enjoined, in pro- 
ceeding to a fire, to use the utmost care and caution consistent 
with promptness. Racing between companies is forbidden under 
any circumstances. Any collision or casualty occurring to horses 
or apparatus will be considered a sufficient cause for the suspen- 
sion of tlie 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 engineer, 
without first notifying the chief engineer, — in each case the party 
so leaving providing a substitute. 

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

Art. 9. An}'^ order issued b}^ the chief or an assistant engineer 
shall be promptly obe3'ed. 



RULES FOR DRIVERS. 

The drivers shall be required to occupj^ 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. 

The}^ shall be at or near the station at all times, except when 
emplo3'ed by the superintendent of streets or absent by permission 
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 prac- 
tise care and economy in feeding and general management. 

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



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 181 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 



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

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

District 2. Embraces all between School and Washington 
streets. 

District 3. Embraces all between Pleasant and School streets. 

District 4. Embraces all south of Pleasant street. 

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



LOCATION OF THE FIRE-ALARM BOXES. 
District No. 1. 

14. Main and Penacook. Kej's at L. A. Walker's, Penacook 
and North State ; V. C. Hastings's, 155 North Main. 

15. Main and Church. Keys at Larkin'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 Frank- 
lin ; Charles T. Huntoon's, 47 Franklin ; John H. Stewart's, 
125 North Main. 

17. Alert Hose-House. Keys at William S. Davis's, 25 Wash- 
ington ; 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. 
Kellom's, 90 Washington. 

District No. 2. 
23. Main and Chapel. Keys at W. P. Ford & Co.'s store, 165 
North Main ; Dr. B. S. Warren's, 163 North Main ; H. A. Roby's, 
7 Summer. 



182 CITY OF CONCORD. 

24. Main and Centre. Keys at Brown & Otis's stable, 129 
North Main; American House, 121 North Main; Porter's shoe 
factor}', Bridge street. 

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 ; W. Perley Underbill's, 86 Merrimack. 

District No. 3. 

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

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

35. Main and Pleasant. Keys at Elm House, 2 North Main ; 
J. F. Hoit & Co.'s store, 1 North Main ; B. B. Davis's, Masonic 
Temple ; 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. Dan- 
forth'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. 

47. South and Downing. Keys at A. B. Fellows's, 75 South j 
Geo. Williams's, 75 South. 



fire department. 183 

Private Boxes. 

5. Concord Railroad, nortli end passenger station. Keys at 
Concord Railroad ticket-office, machine-shop office, and paint-shop, 
train-despatch office, baggage-room, and in the hands of four 
watchmen 

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

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

Keys are also in the hands of the following persons : 

Chief-Engineer Newhall and Assistants Merrill, Tucker, and 
Lovejoy. 

Ex-Engineers Hill, Lauder, Ladd, Lovejoy, and Burleigh. 

Steward Richardson, Assistant Steward Wingate, and teamsters 
Robinson, Thomas, Mercer, and Minot, at Central Station. 

City Marshal Connell, and officers Rand, Jones, Hammond, 
Lane, and R. P. Sanborn. 

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

John H. Toof, Charles A. Davis, J. W. Sleeper, DeW. C. Ev- 
erett, 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 responded to by the Alert Hose until signalled. The signal 
to proceed to the fire will be a second alarm ; the signal of dis- 
missal, three strokes of the bells. 

2. Alarms rung in from boxes 15, 16, 17, 18, and 23, will 7iot 
be responded 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 



184 CITY OK CONCORD. 

steamer in charge. The relief steamer will, liowever, respond to 
the first alarm from box 7 (N. H. Asylum for Insane) without 
special call. 

4. Two rounds of each eleven strokes of the bells, with an inter- 
mission of one minute between the rounds, witliout any regular 
box-alarm, will signalize the requirement of a steamer from out- 
side the Precinct, and will be responded to by Kearsarge and 
Eagle Hose companies alone. In case further aid is necessary, 
the box-alarm from 34 (Central Station) will follow. 

(These rounds of eleven strokes, which are signals for the relief 
steamer, or a call from out of tovA'n, 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. 

Alert Hose — To box-alarms only above Pleasant sti-eet, and 
upon second alarm to boxes below. 

Good- Will Hose — To box-alarms onl}'^ below Centre 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 ever\^ Monday 
afternoon at 4 : 30 o'clock, ^9?-eciseZy. It will be one single round 
only, indicating by the strokes on the bells the number of the 
box ; and the box will then be cut out, and no additional round 
sounded. The boxes used for this purpose will vary each week, 
alternating in the circuits. 

Upon each other week-day a single blow upon the bells will be 
struck from the button of a box, alternating as before men- 
tioned. 



FIRE DEPAKTMENT. 



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THE FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH 

Is the "Gamewell" patent. It embraces twelve miles of wires on 
the main lines, and seven miles of extension wires for call-bells. 

On the main line are twenty fire-alarm boxes belonging to the 
city, and three private boxes, — in all, twenty-three. 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 nineteen call-bells. 

Tiie 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. 



PUBLIC RESERVOIRS. 



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-house yard, 

6. " rear city hall, 

7. State street, corner of Washington street,* 

8. Rumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 

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

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

11. Centre street, corner of Union street, 

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

13. Franklin street, corner of Lyndon street,* 



Capacity- 



-Cubic feet. 

1,000 
1,500 
1,000 
1,500 
1,500 
2,000 
2,000 
1,000 
4,000 
3,500 
1,100 
44,000 
1,500 



* Brick cemented. 



IN^DEX. 



y^ccounts and claims 2 

Accounts and claims, committee 4 

Adams, S. M. K., trust 31 

Aldermen 3 

Aldermen elect 6 

Alert Hose, expenses 56 

Alert Hose, list of members 173 

Appropriations, 1886 46 

Assessors 9 

Assets of city 42 

Assistant marshal 12 

Assistant city marshal, report 133 

Assistant engineers 10 

Assistant steward central station 11 

Beds at hospital, expense 76 

filossom Hill cemetery report 146 

trust 28 

Board of education. Union School District 7 

health 16 

report 108 

water commissioners, report 83 

Bonds of precinct 42 

Borough highway district 61 

Breaking roads, expense 61 

Bridges and culverts, expense 59 

Cataract Engine Co., expense 57 

members ; 177 

Cemetery, Blossom Hill trust 28 

committees 17 

East Concord trust 29 

Mill ville trust 29 

Old North trust 27 

reports 146 

West Concord trust . 28 

Cemeteries, standing committee 5 

Central highway district 58 

Central station, expenses 54 

Chief engineer 10 

Chief engineer's report 161 

City appropriations 46 

and precinct debts, recapitulation 43 

bonds outstanding 41 

clerk 4 



188 INDEX. 

City expenses 51 

government officers 3 

marslial 12 

marslial's report 130 

marshal, assistant 12 

report 133 

messenger 7 

officers elect 6 

paupers 97 

pauper expenses 52 

physician 16 

assistant 16 

report 107 

precinct bonds 42 

solicitor 12 

report 138 

treasurer 7 

report 48 

Cleaning and sprinkling streets, expense 61 

Clerk, city 4 

of common council 4 

police court 12 

of wards 20 

Collector of taxes 7 

report 47 

Common council 4 

Commissioners of highways 15 

report 113 

Commissioners, water-works 10 

Committees, joint standing 4 

Committee service, expense 70 

on accounts and claims 4 

cemeteries 5 

elections and returns 5 

engrossed ordinances ... 5 

finance 4 

fire department 5 

lands and buildings 4 

lighting streets 5 

parks and commons 5 

police and licenses 5 

public instruction 5 

sewers and drains 5 

Concrete receipts 118 

Councilmen 4 

elect 6 

Countess of Rumford trust 27 

County paupers 98 

tax 51 

Crow, Mary, trust 33 

Cullers of staves 21 

Debts of city 41 

Decoration day, expenses 76 

Department reports 81 

Dog tax 80 

Drain layers 15 



INDEX. 189 

Eagle Hose Co., members 172 

expenses 56 

East Concord Cemetery report 168 

trust 29 

school committee 8 

reservoir, expense. 76 

river district ')2 

village, highway district 62 

East Sewall's Falls highway district 62 

Eastman, Seth, trust 35 

Educational reports 141 

Ela, Georgianna P., trust 36 

Elections and returns, committee 6 

Engineers, fire department 10 

Engrossed ordinances, committee on 5 

Expenses for 1886 51 

Fence-viewers 20 

Fences and signs, expense 60 

Finance committee 4 

report 50 

Fire-alarm boxes 181 

expenses 55 

superintendent 11 

telegraph 185 

Fire department, committee 5 

expenses 53 

officers 10 

property 44 

regulations 179 

report 161 

roll of members 171 

Fire hydrants 86 

Fires and alarms 162 

Fish and game wardens 20 

Fogg, George G., trust 82 

Fowler, Asa, trust 34 

French, Theodore, trust 30 

Funded debt 41 

Good Will Hose, expenses 66 

members 1 73 

Gov. Hill Steamer, expenses 57 

Hart, Mary D., trust 34 

Health department reports 102 

Health officers 16 

report 108 

Highways, commissioner of 15 

Highway department, expenses 58 

property 46 

report 113 

Hook and Ladder Co., expenses 57 

members 174 

Horse Hill highway district : 62 

Hot Hole Pond highway district 63 

Hydrant expenses 77 

Hydrants, location of 86 



190 INDEX. 

Incidentals and land damage, expense 66 

Inspection of buildings 167 

Inspector of petroleum 20 

Interest paid 51 

by precinct 77 

Irish, Sarah E., trusit 36 

Joint standing committees 4 

Justice police court 12 

Kearsarge steamer, expenses 57 

members 172 

Kimball, Benj. A., trust 37 

John, trust 37 

Knowlton, Edward L., trust 31 

Land and buildings, committee 4 

Librarian i) 

report 144 

Library, trustees 9 

Licensed di'ain-layers 15 

Lighting streets, committee 5 

expenses 77 

I'enacook 78 

Little Pond Road highway district 63 

Long Pond North highway district 63 

Lyon. G. Parker, trust 26 

IVIacadamizing expenses 60 

Marshal, city.. 12 

Mast Yard highway district 63 

Mayor elect 6 

how elected and salary 3 

Mayors of Concord, list of 24 

McQuestion, James, trust 30 

Messenger, city 7 

Mill villa Cemetery trust 29 

Moderators, list of 19 

Mountain highway district 63 

Municipal funded debt 41 

Newhall, Mrs. C. H., trust 33 

Night watch 13 

North Concord highway district 63 

Number four liighway district 64 

Number live highway district, 64 

Officers elect. 1887 6 

Old Fort Engine Co., expenses 57 

members •. 176 

Old North cemetery 157 

Old North cemetery trust 27 

Osgood, David, trust 26 

True, trust 35 

Overseers of poor 16 

Overseer of j'oor, report j 97 



INDEX. 191 

Page, William, trust 36 

Park commissioners 17 

Parks and commons, committee 5 

Pauper expenses 59 

Paupers, city 97 

county 98 

Penacook highway district 64 

intervale highway district 64 

park 17 

expense 75 

superintendent 17 

school committee 8 

Petroleum, inspector 20 

Physician, city 16 

assistant 16 

Pierce, Franklin, trust 26 

Pioneer Steamer, expenses , 57 

members 175 

Police and licenses, committee 5 

watch, expenses 69 

court, clerk 12 

department, reports 130 

justice 12 

report 135 

special 12 

Policemen 1:5 

Police, special 13 

Polls from 1860 to 1886 39 

Poor, overseers of 16 

Population of city 38 

Pound-keeper 20 

Potter street highway district 65 

Precinct appropriations 46 

expenses 77 

property 45 

Precincts funded debt 42 

Printing and stationery, expense 72 

Professional services 72 

Property belonging to city 44 

Public instruction, committee 5 

library, expenses 74 

report 143 

trustees 9 

reservoirs 185 

Rate of taxation 38 

Real estate owned by city 44 

Receiving-tomb expenses 76 

Registrar's report 102 

Registrar of vital statistics 16 

Regulations for claims 2 

Report of assistant city marshal 133 

Blossom Hill cemetery 146 

board of health 108 

cemetery committee -. 146 

chief engineer 161 



192 INDEX, 

Iteport of city marshal 130 

city physician., 107 

city solicitor 138 

city treasurer 48 

collector of taxes 47 

commissioner of highways 113 

East Concord cemetery 158 

fire department 161 

librarian 144 

Old North cemetery 157 

overseer of poor 97 

police justices 135 

registrar of vital statistics 102 

sewers and drains committee 127 

supeiintendent of water-works 89 

treasurer of library 145 

treasurer of water-works 96 

trustees public library 143 

water commissioneis 83 

West Concord cemeterj' 159 

Roads and bridges, committee on 5 

Kunning expenses 51 

Salaries 71 

Sanborn highway district 65 

School committees 8 

School-house taxes 74 

Schools, expense of. 73 

Schools, superintendent of. 7 

Sealers of leather 21 

weights and measures 21 

Selectmen 19 

Sewers and drains, committee. 5 

report on 127 

Sidewalks and crossings, expenses 60 

Solicitor, city 12 

Solicitor's report 138 

Special police 13 

justice 12 

Sprinkling streets 121 

Standing committees 4 

State-house loan outstanding 42 

State tax 51 

Stone quarries, receipts 80 

Steward, central fire station 11 

Street department, property 45 

leports 113 

sprinkling 121 

Streets, superintendent of 15 

Superintendent of city c;U>cks 11 

fi re ahum 11 

I'enacook park 17 

school 7 

streets 15 

water- works 10 

report .' 89 



INDEX. 193 

SuperintenaiDg school conitnittees 8 

Surveyors of masonry 22 

painting 22 

stone 22 

wood and lumber 22 

Sweetzer, Abigail, trust 35 

Tax collector 7 

report of 47 

county 61 

rate 38 

state 51 

Taxes assessed from 1860 to 1886 39 

Town-district school committee 8 

Transfer account 79 

Treasurer, city 7 

report of. 48 

of library, report 146 

water-works, report 96 

Truant officers g 

Trust funds 25 

S. M. K. Adams 31 

Blossom Hill cemetery ... 28 

Mai-y Crow 33 

Countess of Rumford 27 

Seth Eastman 35 

East Concord cemetery 29 

Georgiaua P. Ela 36 

George G. Fogg 32 

A.ea Fowler 34 

Theodore French 30 

Mary D. Hart 34 

.Sarah E. Irisli ,(C 

Uenj. A. Kimball 37 

John Kimball 37 

Edward L. Knowlton 31 

G. Parker Lyon 26 

James McQuestion 30 

Millville cemetery 29 

Mrs. C. H. Newhall 33 

Old North cemetery 27 

David OsgDOd 26 

True Osgood 35 

William Page 36 

Franklin Pierce 26 

Abigail S weetzer 35 

Eliza W. Upham 32 

Abigail AValker 25 

Mary E. Walker 36 

Mary Williams 34 

Paul Went worth 29 

West Concord cemetery 28 

Trustees of library 9 

report of 143 

Undertakers 18 

Upham, Eliza W., trust 31 

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194 INDEX. 

Valuation from 1860 t o 1886 39 

Virgin highway district 65 

Vital statistics 102 

registrar of 16 

Walker, Abial, trust 26 

Ma ry E., trust 36 

Ward dorks 20 

Ward officers, list of 19 

Water commissioners 10 

report 83 

Water precinct bonds 42 

Water-Works, expense 8» 

receipts 89 

superintendent 10 

treasurer's report 96 

Weighers of hay, coal, &c 21 

Wentworth, Paul, trust 29 

West Concord cemetery report 159 

trust 28 

school committee 8 

village highway district 65 

West Se walls' Falls highway district 66 

Williams, Mary, trust 34