Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2011 with funding from Boston Public Library http://www.archive.org/details/annualreportofrehyde4 FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES TOWN OF HYDE PARK, REPORTS OF THE TOWN OFFICERS, FOR THE YEAR EKDIKG JANUARY 15th, 1872. BOSTON : LYMAN RHODES, PRINTER, 221 WASHINGTON STREET. 18 7 2. FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT EECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES TOWN OF HYDE PAKE, REPORTS OF THE TOWN OFFICERS, FOR THE TEAR ENDING JANUARY 15th, 1872. BOSTON : LYMAN RHODES, PRINTER, 221 WASHINGTON STREET. 18 72. OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK, Foe the year ending March 4, 1872. SELECTMEN AND SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS. GEORGE E. SHERMAN. RINALDO WILLIAMS. J. ELLERY PIPER. ASSESSORS, OVERSEERS OE THE POOR, AND BOARD OF HEALTH. H. A. DARLING. JOHN M. TWITCHELL. DAVID L. DAVIS. TOWN CLERK. HENRY B. TERRY. . TREASURER. HENRY S. ADAMS. COLLECTOR. HENRY A. RICH. SCHOOL COMMITTEE. ORIN T. GRAY, . AMOS WEBSTER, P. B. DAVIS, M. L. WHITCHER, W. H. H. ANDREWS, JOHN D. SHERMAN, H. S. BUNTON. HENRY A. RICH. THOS. ERENCH. AUDITORS. E. P. DAVIS. CONSTABLES. HENRY C. ADAMS. J. MATHEWS ON. Term expires 1873. " 1872. 1872. 1873. " 1874. 1874. SAMUEL R. MOSELEY. MERRILL UNDERBILL. D. M. EASTON. POUND KEEPER. THOMAS FRENCH. FHtE DEPARTMENT. WILLIAM U. FAIRBAIRN, Chief Engineer. E. P. DAVIS and H. N. HIBBARD, Assistant Engineers. (3) SELECTMEN'S REPORT. Hyde Park, January. 15, 1872. Fellow Citizens : — ■ Herewith we present an account of the receipts and expenditures of the town for the past financial year ending January 15, 1872. Before the meeting held for making appropriations we carefully considered the different sums that in our estimation would be needed, and which would have been sufficient to have carried iu- through the year but for expenses that we did not conceive of at the time. At a town meeting held, March 27th, it was voted to build a Lock- up, which was located in the basement of the engine house, but there was no appropriation made for it. The work has been clone and charged in the incidental account. At the time the Lock-up was built a floor was also laid in the basement of the engine house and five stalls built for horses, making a very convenient stable. The cost of laying floor, building stalls, coal-bins, brick piers, drains, trough for washing hose, and other conveniences which were very much needed, was about ($500.00) five hundred dollars. The cost of the Lock-up was ($500.00) five hundred dollars. The town has for a Lock-up four cells, built after the style of those in Boston. Two of these are for prisoners and two for lodgers or tramps, as they are called. They are built of brick, sheathed overhead with iron, and floors cemented. Those for prisoners are with iron doors and those for lodgers with wooden doors — on the whole making a very safe place, and we think full as comfortable as any that may be found in other towns. We have also insured the two new school houses in full, and were obliged to renew some policies on the Damon school house at Readville which were made worthless by the Chicago fire, amounting to over ($1300.00) thir- teen hundred dollars. This amount, and the one thousand dollars for Lock-up and improvements in basement of engine house were not anticipated by us at the time the appropriation for incidentals was asked for. The amount drawn for school incidentals has been more than we estimated. (5) TOWN MAP. The map of the town is completed and all paid for. The total expense has been about sixteen hundred dollars. It has proved very valuable for the use of the Assessors -the past year. POOR ACCOUNT. The Overseers of the Poor have been obliged to use the amount that was not drawn from last year's appropriation, and this, to- gether with the appropriation for the present year has been ex- ceeded by a small amount. There were "bills to the amount of about $400.00 paid this year that should have been paid last year. As the town is increasing very rapidly, we think an appropriation of $1000.00 for next year will not be any too large. PUBLICATION OP TAXES. In consulting with the Assessors it was thought best to omit the publication of the tax list as has been customary, as it makes quite an additional expense. We recommend that the town publish once in five years a full statement of all property, both real and personal. This course has been adopted «by many towns and appears to give satisfaction. FIRE DEPARTMENT* The appropriation for this department would have been sufficient had it not been for the fact that bills contracted in 1870 by the committee of that year were not paid until this year. We have reserved from last year's appropriation a balance to pay for the land on which the engine house stands, the deed of which has not as yet been obtained. The bill of Hunneman & Co., of $62.00, as shown in our account, was' for goods bought by Geo. B. Parrott for N. B. Whittier, and charged to the town, for use in the construction of the Hook and Ladder carriage, and was deducted by Mr. Parrott, but was not paid over by him to Hunne- man & Co. ; consequently the town was obliged to pay the same and hold Mr. Parrott debtor for the amount. HIGHWAYS. The estimates for Highway expenses for 1871 were placed at a low figure for probable needs. The Board has not been able to do all that appeared to be necessary or desirable. Work has been done upon Central Park avenue, Williams avenue, Prospect street, Summit street, Mt. Pleasant street, Highland street, Milton ave- nue, Water street, West street, River street, Hyde Park avenue, Gordon avenue, Sunnyside street, and others. Quite an amount of paving has been done and much more is required to save work already done. The location of the school house on Williams avenue required change of direction of this street, which aided greatly in building Summit street at its junction with Williams avenue, lessening the grade thereby. More remains to be done at the junction of Pond street with Williams avenue. Also at the lower end corner of Williams avenue and Water street a much needed improvement is required in the widening and finishing of this avenue at this point. It is also desirable that it should be widened and finished to grade at the Milton line, and that the town of Milton meet this town in constructing its part of the same. A contract made in 1870 with E. G-. Perkins to reduce the ledge" opposite his house on Childs street has been faithfully executed by him. J. Corbett contracted to build Business street according to plans and specifications, and had nearly completed the sam e when winter set in. A small, balance remains unexpended, suffi- cient to finish this street. No streets have been laid out during the year, but several are asked for, and some should be built. -The County Commissioners have viewed River street and will decree a uniform width from Boston line to the Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad bridge, and from said bridge to Dedham line, which, when finished, will, it is hoped, prove satisfactory. SUPPLY OP WATER. The subject of supplying water for the use of the town for fire and public watering purposes has engaged • the attention of our citizens the past season accordingly as they have been made to feel the want individually. That it is of great importance requires, little proof, the experience of other towns and cities showing that a liberal outlay is often attended with the best results. A vote was passed at a recent town meeting authorizing the Selectmen to construct a cistern in the square opposite Cobb's Block, and appropriating $2,000 for the same. The work has not been clone, for several reasons, the principal of which is the ques- tion above referred to, of a general supply. If water-works should be constructed, more cisterns would not be required. We suggest that action should be taken by the citizens towards securing a charter from the present Legislature, which will enable the town to go forward and build water-works whenever the proper time arrives. It is believed that an adequate supply of the purest and softest water lies within reach of our town, but not situated high enough to flow to the highest elevations without being forced by steam power. It will create a bonded debt of a large amount to construct the necessary works and keep them in repair. The benefits that will result therefrom cannot be calculated. They are easily appreciable by every one who has ever felt the want of a good supply of pure, soft water. That it will add another great attraction to our town all will admit. Respectfully submitted, GEORGE E. SHERMAN, RINALDO WILLIAMS, J. ELLERY PIPER, Selectmen of Hyde Park. DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES. SCHOOLS— Teachers' Salaries. Paid Samuel Thurber, . . . $1,720 00 Miss Sarah L. Miner, . 100 00 " Anna E. Patten, . 350 00 Geo. M. Fellows, 1,300 00 Miss S. A. Everett, 550 00 " Marian E. Perry, 16 66 " E. L. Oliver, 525 00 " A. A. Parsons, 87 50 " Jennie S. Hammond, . 455 00 " Susan A. Dutton, 69 00 J. N". Stevens, 600 00 Henry H. Gould, . 600 00 Miss Anna G. Fish, 200 00 " Ella E. Ward, . 32 50 " Martha M. Davis, 550 00 " C. E. Noyes, 275 00 " Abbie L. W. Everett, 331 00 " D. D. Boyd, 275 00 " Emma A. George, 165 00 " Anna T. Warren, 191 25 J. W. Brown, 600 00 Miss C. J. Raynolds, . 47 25 " Lucina Dunbar, . 525 00 " Anna L. Adams, 439 00 " Sarah S. Lancaster, 550 00 " Eliza M. Warren, 250 00 " Josephine C. Alexande r, 96 25 " Eliza L. Goss, 530 00 " Lucy S Currier, . 507 87 Geo. T. Wiggin, . 1,400 00 Miss Isora M. Leseur, 405 00 " Lizzie Rowe, 425 (9) 10 Paid Miss Martha J. Porter, " Addie L. Gilpatric, " Eliza A. Marshall, A. C. Clapp, teacher of music, H. J. Whittemore, teacher of music, A. Herriman, teacher of writing, Miss C. J. McCullough, teacher of drawing, " S. M. Vose, teacher of drawing, . $100 00 550 00 570 00 262 25 240 00 400 00 37 50 39 37 Fuel, Isaac Newton, Janitor, Wm. Clancy, " W. J. Fogg, " C. F. Clapp, " Timothy Barden, " F. Caffin, '-' W. G. Simpson, " A. C. Clapp, extra labor, M. L. Whitcher, sundries, Neal Brothers, fuel, J. B. Farrington, fuel, . Beatey & Miles, fuel, McAvoy & Co., fuel, . &c. $16,367 40 $288 50 36 00 45 60 12 00 49 23 7 00 . 30 00 29 80 8 00 . 133 77 . 21 00 . 20 50 1,053 35 $1,734 75 INCIDENTALS. Paid Enoch P, Davis, insurance policies on school houses, H. A. Darling, " " Thomas French, night police, Daniel O'Connell, E. F. Stevens, F. H. Caffin, Wm. Jordan, Luther Neal, Jerome Mathewson, D. M. Easton, for 1870, D. M. Easton, for 1871, police duty, 5,102 15 $812 50 516 50 455 95 10 00 4 00 10 00 14 00 7 00 15 50 80 00 54 00 11 Paid Merrill Underbill, for 1870, police duty, Merrill Underbill, for 1871, " Wm. T. Britton, for " " E. B. Simpson, for " " S. T. Bradbury, for " " . H. B. Baker, for " " R. C. Getchell, for " " N. Hebbard, for " " H. C. Adams, for " " W. H. Gilbert, painting wagon, Gray & Davis, professional services looking up con veyances for assessors, . James Norberry, posting bills, A. W. Mitcbell & Co., police badges, . A. D. Hoitt, ha,y, ...... Sidney E. Morse, repairs on bearse, A. H. Allen, desk for collector, C. H. Adams, sign for collector, . Brooks & Ball, professional services for 1870, A. Howlancl, grappling irons, &c, &c, Boston and Prov. R. R. Co., freight on bay, . D. G. Corliss & Co., stone caps for lock-up, . A. Russell & Co., lumber for lock-up, . Union Vise Co., castings for lock-up, R. T. Rollins, labor and materials for lock-up, N. B. Whittier, iron work for lock-up, . M. C. Warren & Co., locks and keys for lock-up, J. H. Knibbs, table for lock-up, H. C. Cbamberlain, blankets for lock-up, Reuben Corson, moving old lock-up, R. P. Moseley, sheathing (iron) for lock-up, . Rinaldo Williams, labor and material, for stables and laying floor in engine house cellar, B. F. Leach, lumber for floor, engine house cellar Wm. A. Bonney, pails, oil &c. (bill 1870), . Fergus A. Easton, cash paid for advertising, . B. C. Vose, cash paid for printing posters for town caucus, ....... Geo. B. Parrott, services for preparing tax list for 1870 ? ....... . $80 75 51 90 4 00 17 00 5 00 4 00 10 00 4 00 17 00 15 00 i- . 100 00 15 75 27 00 43 83 55 00 15 00 5 00 12 00 2 50 1 22 20 00 16 21 4 62 . 307 97 72 38 10 00 2 75 5 00 5 00 44 18 . 298 75 , 212 19 8 10 5 -03 i 10 00 25 00 12 Paid Enoch P. Davis, services as auditor, t i Henry S. Buntori, services as auditor, Blake & White, rent of town office, . * Turner & Cheney, legal services for 1870, * Bent, Crane & Co., neatsfoot oil for hose, Beaty & Miles, coal for engine house, for 1870, Joshua Wilder, services as steward at engine house from Dec. 27, 1870, to March 1, 1871, Thomas French, lamp-flighting and oil for same, Town of West Roxbury, labor on boundary line, T. W. Davis, " " Clemens Herschell, " " J. D. Bradley, services as auctioneer, . . Thomas Dolan, labor on Town Hall, Wm. Heustis, services as sealer of weights and measures, ..... * . P. Williams, book case, . * . G. L. Richardson, balance on town map, G. L. Richardson, services as survej^or, Omega Brand and Stamp Co., for stamp, G. T. Wiggin, cash paid for cleaning, &c, Bryant & Sullivan, cart harness, . R. Williams, tip cart, .... Union Vise Co., of Boston, remittance of tax, F. A. Easton, services as Engineer for 1870, E, P. Davis, " " " Geo. B. Parrott, " " " E. Worthington, entry fees and copies of by-laws A. J. Wilkinson & Co., hand-cuffs, E. H. Brabrook, desk, and expressage on same, Hyde Park Woolen Co., 2 sticks timber (bill 1869) E. R. Morse, repairs on safe, Henry A. Rich, services as collector and constable and for collecting number births, Henry B. Terry, indexing and recording births marriages and deaths, and cash for stamps, Geo. Pye, professional services as surveyor, Rich & Marsh, glazing street lamps, Geo. T. Marsh & Co., glazing street lamps, I-L R. Wetherbee, storage of pump, $25 00 25 00 62 50 11 50 56 88 39 50 90 00 106 69 5 07 5 00 6 85 15 00 30 25 56 00 81 49 800 00 5 00 2 25 13 03 42 75 100 00 147 47 25 00 25 00 25 00 4 40 19 50 78 00 30 00 50 00 713 37 99 15 455 47 31 05 7 90 5 75 13 PaidE. M. Pratt, stationery, .... Ira B. Underbill, oil, chimneys, &c, Joshua Wilder, meals for prisoners, Turner & Cheney, deed of land in Public Square and recording same, . ■ . I. C. Plummer, labor on sign boards, R. L. Gay & Co., books for assessors, and stationery Rollins Bros., express charges, M. C. Warren & Co., shovels, picks, &c, M. Leachy, painting, ..... Neal Brothers, fuel for town office, C. H. Barrett, " " 1870, Beatey & Miles, " "... W. S. Everett, cash paid vaccination certificates, S. R. Moseley, dinners for County Commissioners, Reuben Corson, use of wagon, police duty, and moving furniture, .... Stone & Braley, two water pails, . H. C. Stark, lead pipe and labor, . E. E. Lummus, hay-cutter and wheelbarrow, J. Johnston, repairs on hearse, Hilclreth & G-etchell, printing town reports, Hildreth & Getchell, printing school committees reports, ...... Printing Graded course of Instruction, . " Voting lists, by-laws, town warrants, &c " for assessors and collector, " report of fire department and posters, J. M. Williams, labor and lamps on Fairmount bridge, ...... Total amount, $2 75 4 50 4 00 3 00 6 31 , 51 55 11 60 19 05 3 00 8 25 4 50 15 50 3 00 6 00 14 25 60 o O 50 19 62 2 25 . 323 81 i 64 60 144 30 , 236 05 58 75 32 f 00 23 40 .$8,875 54 SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. Paid W. H. Brickett, clocks, .... Charles II. Bruce, window shades and fixtures, Cyrus Wakefield, door mats, .... G. L. Woodman, furniture, .... American Tablet Co., blackboards, S. S. Bunker, moving, setting and repairing seats, $24 00 131 73 37 30 1204 21 196 15 95 84 14 Paid L. A. Clapp, cleaning school house, A. C. Clapp, labor, Brewer & Tileston, books, E. P. Davis, freight on furniture, . Robert Blakie, rent of school house, T. D. Weld, " " Blake & White, " High school room R. Williams, labor and materials, . J. M. Perry, painting, . B. F. Leach & Co., lumber, . O. T. Gray, cash paid for books for indigent pupils Mark E.Noble, " " " " Wm. 0. Haskell, & Sons, furniture, M. L. Whitcher, cash paid for sundries, John D. Sherman, " " Amos Webster, " " J. L. Hammett, ink wells, erasers and pointer Abram French & Co., pails, dippers, &c, T. E. Clark, use of horse by O. T. Gray, M. Perabo, tuning piano, Isaac Newton, labor, moving furniture, . Reuben Corson, " " " H. S. Adams, rent of school committee room Pease & Zimmerman, curtains for same, E. H. Brabrook, furniture for committee room Ira C. Pierce, repairing chimney, . Charles Ellis, cleaning vaults, Lincoln & Hopkinson, wheelbarrow and steps M. C. Warren & Co., hardware, H. J. Bryant, papering room, W. R». Warner, mats, brooms, &c, Chadbourne & Nickerson, book-case, Ira B. Underhill, mats, brooms and dusters, Rich & Marsh, glazing, J. Hill, glazing, ..... Steadman, Brown & Lyon, for atlas, Hildreth & Getchell, printing, Samuel Thurber, cash paid for books, . Sharrock & Cooper, labor, James Glass, labor on roof, . $12 00 14 30 338 17 49 17 576 25 366 00 200 00 131 78 15 00 89 02 64 85 192 37 736 02 151 48 6 25 26 02 57 14 25 92 2 50 2 00 10 50 23 75 9 00 12 00 36 66 6 88 8 00 12 50 13 14 4 00 5 43 50 00 18 38 6 59 22 52 12 00 16 50 10 20 37 00 12 64 15 PaidB. F. Thompson, labor, setting seats, &c, Dr. Charles Sturtevant, vaccination, Samuel A. Collins, clocks, &c, J. C. Robbins, painting, Boynton & Rogers, pump, tinware and labor, Thomas Todd, stationery, H. L. Willard & Co., brooms, mats, &c, Gluene Manufacturing Co., signs for school mittee, ...... Rollins Bros., for expressing, Otis Bramhall, scrapers for door steps, . Amount for school purposes, Amount for other purposes, . Total, By amount of appropriation, Excess of appropriation, . $93 25 5 10 39 00 8 96 59 54 6 75 11 58 5 90 8 00 18 96 .$5,330 20 . 8 ,'8 75 54 $14,205 74 10,000 00 $4,205 74 POOR ACCOUNT. Or. By balance unexpended from last year, . $477 85 By amount of appropriation, . . 600 00 Dr. Paid C. H. Barrett, coal for sundry parties, bill of 1870, City of Boston, support of Louisa With- ington, ...... Worcester Lunatic Hospital, support of H. E. Hutchinson, .... City of Taunton, burial expenses of Chas. H. Hastings, .... H. L. Willard & Co., meals for tramps, James Patterson, meals for tramps, C. W. Kellogg, support of Alice McDonald, Daniel O'Connell, groceries furnished sundry parties, ..... .,077 85 $23 87 120 00 228 50 14 00 31 77 3 00 6 45 7 64 16 Paid Neal Bros., fuel furnished sundry parties, Wm. M. Bass, professional services, P. B. Whitteniore, services as undertaker, C. L. Edwards, professional services, I. B. Underbill, meals for tramps, . J. M. Twitcbell, casb paid for supplies for poor, . . . . . ' . Wm. T. T'bacher, rent for Mr. Rafferty, State Reform Scbool at Westboro', sup- port of John Flaherty and M. Connor, Stone & Braley, groceries for poor, P. S. Conlan, groceries for poor, . Catherine Fox, nursing, M. E. Noble, medicine for poor, . Boynton & Rogers, slop pails for lock-up Miles & Silsbury, groceries for poor, C. C. Hayes, professional services, T. F, Sumner, professional services, C. L. Farnsworth, bread, &c, Beatey & Miles, fuel, H. F. Bissett, groceries, Excess of expenditures, FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1871 Cr. By amount of appropriation, Dr. Paid Brigham & Piper, coal, F. A. Easton, cash paid stationery, Union Vise Co., sperm oil and labor, E. Horn, washing hose, R. Corson, drawing engines to fires, &c, I. B. Underhill, refreshment at fires, Joshua Wilder, services as steward and cash paid out, ..... William H. Cooper, bell-hanging, &c, . Samuel Walker & Co., kerosene oil, Hildreth & Getchell, advertising, . $68 07 21 00 36 00 78 50 25 00 191 38 18 00 25 42 13 55 27 62 8 75 3 16 4 00 51 63 53 00 13 50 10 50 11 00 14 67 ,109 98 $32 13 £2,500 00 $431 00 3 25 6 30 4 00 75 25 35 25 628 95 12 00 37 05 4 00 17 Paid Rollins Bros., expressing, Crurnett's Express, expressing, Stone & Braley, oil, Engine Co., No. 1, services of firemen, Engine Co., No. 2, " " Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1, services, Cole Bros., grate for engine, H. C. Stark, pipe, tin ware, &c, . W. R. Warner, oil, R. Williams, labor and materials, . Skarrock & Cooper, labor, H. A. Winskip & Co., fire kats, H. M. Riokards Jewelry Co., badges, Neal Bros., fuel, .... J. F. Nolan, repairing kose and new straps, ..... Boynton & Rogers, labor and material, B. E. Boyden, police duty, Alfred Hale & Co., rubber kose, N. B. Wkittier, repairing engines, . J. E. Smith, pump, well and labor, Hunneman & Co., bill of 1870, Hnnneman & Co., bill of 1870, W. U. Fairbairn, services as engineman, J. W. Bean, " " David H. Wigkt, " " James Boyd & Son, kose pipes and re- pairs, bill of 1870, . J. Joknston, pole for No. 2 Engine and repairs, ...... Beatey & Miles, fuel, .... J. M. Cook, repairs on Engine No. 1, . Brainard Milling Mackine Co., repairs on Engine No. 1, R. T. Rollins, labor, .... E. Gould, services as engineman, . Wm. J. Stuart & Co., repairs on engine, $5 35 75 7 69 327 55 322 50 175 00 17 78 27 52 4 50 38 69 3 00 38 50 25 50 23 00 38 30 27 41 2 00 34 75 14 25 116 75 62 00 107 50 14 56 29 17 25 00 42 50 55 40 14 00 16 00 2 00 17 50 4 17 3 00 !,880 64 Excess of expenditure, $380 64 18 appropriation for hose carriage. Cr. By amount of appropriation, ..... Dr. Paid J. Johnston, for hose carriage, .... fire department, appropriation of $23,000 Cr. By balance unexpended from appropriation of 1870, Dr. Paid Rollins Bros., expressing, . . . Sharrock & Cooper, stoves, boiler, &c B. B. Haskell, labor on engine house, Cole Bros., steam fire engine, A. H. Brainard, travelling expenses, Pierce, Gilman & Tuttle, carpet, chairs tables, &c, .... Quaker Burner Co., lamp fixtures, . Boston and Providence R. R. Co., freight J. Hill, painting, .... Joshua Wilder, cash paid for sundries, H. J. Bryant, shovels, picks, &c, . .$250 00 250 00 f 1870, i £5,218 32 . $14 80 , 144 58 89 72 . 3,400 00 9 20 . 230 61 30 66 . 3 85 73 50 36 40 21 41 $4,054 73 Balance unexpended, HIGHWAYS. Cr. By amount of appropriation, . By balance from last year, ..... Dr. Paid T. D. Weld, iabor on bank, bill of 1870, $40 00 John Duggan, labor, . . . . 4 00 J. M. Williams, labor, repairing bridges, building, fence, &c, . , . . 217 73 D. W. Phipps, labor and teams, . 2,782 12 Gould & llowland, sharpening picks, &c, 8 55 R. Williams, labor and materials, . . 33 00 $1,163 59 5,000 00 290 26 5,290 26 19 PaidB. Swan, labor and teams, . . . $972 78 George Pye, professional services as sur- veyor, 289 00 J. B. Farrington, labor and teams, . 429 33 Michael Rogers, labor .... 498 50 P. Nolan, " . . . .102 81 Michael Ryan, " . , . 98 88 F. A. Easton, moving wall on Water street, 40 00 E. G. Perkins, grading on Child street, . 300 00 Thomas Mullen, labor on culvert, • . 21 00 David Porter, labor, . . .. . 4 37 W. H. S. Ventres, damages to estate on Water street, ... . . 15 00 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad Com- pany, freight, . . . . . 66 M, R. Oxton, land damages, . 20 00 A. R. Whittier, labor on Williams avenue, 15 00 H. J. Bryant, hardware, . . . 2 82 Stephen A. Tucker, gravel, . . . 12 00 Neal Bros., hay and straw, . . . 10 23 J. Johnston, shoeing horse, ... 5 50 A. J. Whittier, sharpening picks, &c, . 20 35 John Daley, labor, .... 254 60 Nicholas Mahoney, labor, . . . 28 00 Edward Mclntyre, " . . 52 06 William Devine, flag-stones, . . . 31 00 J. Corbett, labor and materials, . 1,082 50 Gore & Swithin, paving, . . . 276 97 S. S. Bunker, labor, . . . . 3 00 J. F. Nolan, harness work, . . . 7 07 N. B. Whittier, repairing wagon, . . ' 6 50 Thomas Corrigan, labor, . . 14 87 Thomas Parker, " . . . 39 37 James Foley, " . . 32 00 J. Downey, " . . . 17 50 Thomas Meredith, " . . . 39 81 James Flinn, " ... 152 68 B. Connor, grain, . . . . . 46 50 Boynton & Rogers, labor and material, 20 71" 20 PaidD. G. Corliss & Co., stone for boundary line, &c, $38 00 Thomas Murray, labor on Greenhood estate, . . . . . . 5 00 M. Greenhood, damage to estate, . . 19 91 M. Donnelly, land damage, . . 36 18 5,147 94 Balance unexpended, . . . . . $142 32 TOWN LIBRARY APPROPRIATION. Cr. By amount of appropriation, . . . . . $318 04 Dr. Paid Rev. P. B. Davis, Treas. of Library Committee, . 318 04 READVILLE SCHOOL HOUSE APPROPRIATION. Cr. By balance unexpended from last year, . . . $183 04 Dr. Paid J. B. Farrington, digging cess pools, . $13 00 Wm. H. Cooper, pipe, labor, &c, . 73 69 R. Williams, labor and materials, . 86 52 $173 21 Balance unexpended, .... $9 83 APPROPRIATION FOR LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES IN THE ARLINGTON STREET DISTRICT. Cr. By amount of appropriation, $3,704 37 Dr. Paid real estate and building company, for land, . 3,704 37 BUSINESS AND DAVISON STREETS APPROPRIATION. Cr. By balance unexpended from last year, . . $2,620 00 Dr. Paid J. Corbett, labor, as per contract, . $1,C00 00 A. F. Parry, labor, .... 8 25 _ $1,608 25 Balance unexpended, . . . . $1,011 75 21 SALARIES. Cr. By amount of appropriation, . . . . $3,150 00 • Dr. Paid Geo. E. Sherman, services as selectman and surveyor of highways, . . $300 00 R. Williams, services as selectman and survej^or of highways, . . . 300 00 J. Ellery Piper, services as selectman and surveyor of highways, . . . 300 00 H. A. Darling, services as assessor and overseer of the poor, .... 300 00 J. M. Twitchell, services as assessor and overseer of the poor, .... 300 00 D. L. Davis, services as assessor and overseer of the poor, .... 300 00 H. B. Terry, services as town clerk, and clerk of selectmen, .... 300 00 H. S. Adams, services as treasurer, . 400 00 J. D. Sherman, services on school com- mittee, 100 00 M. L. Whitcher, services on school com- mittee, 100 00 Rev. P. B. Davis, services on school com- mittee, 100 00 !,800 00 Balance unexpended, . . . . . $350 00 The undersigned, having examined the foregoing detailed state- ment of Expenditures, find the same correct. E. P. DAVIS, ) HENRY S. BUNTON, V Auditors. SAM'L R. 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A INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK, Januabt 15th, 1872. Amount due on notes at the close of last year, borrowed the current year, Notes paid during the year, . $116,700 00 . 107,100 00 $223,800 00 27,600 00 Indebtedness, January 15, 1872, .... $196,200 00 As follows : Boston Five Cent Savings Bank, . $57,000 00 Mercantile Bank, . . $30,000 00 " temporary, 10,000 00 40,000 00 Institution for Savings, Newburyport, . 43,700 00 Home Savings Bank, Hyde Park Savings Bank, temporary, Third National Bank, " Lucy A. Chapman, " Sarah Hewins, " 40,000 00 4,000 00 10,000 00 800 00 700 00 $196,200 00 (24) REPORT OF THE BUILDING COMMITTEE, Appointed by the Town to purchase land for, and build a School Souse in the Sunnyside District. Cash received as per appropriation, . . . .$80,000 00 The expenditures were as follows, viz. : For building lot, $7,887 89 building, as per contract, . . . 19,375 00 extra work, to Thompson, ...'.. . 552 49 registers, . . . . . . 56 00 surveying, to Pye, . . . . 52 00 printing, to Hildreth & Getchell, . 3 50 building cellar and carting gravel, to B. Swan, 527 29 room rent for committee, to C. H. Cobb, 2 00 legal services and stamps, and recording, to Gray & Davis, . . . . 37 00 plumbing, to ¥m. Mills & Co., . . 187 35 mason work on cistern, &c, to Beatey & Miles, 580 99 insurance, to H. A. Darling, . . 30 25 extra mason work, to Rollins, . . 110 85 labor in cellar and care of furnace, to Clancy, 43 00 extra labor in painting, to Dunbar, . 60 00 window screens, to Morss & Whyte, . 62 30 plumbing, to George Parker, . . 55 00 plumbing, sink, &c, to Thos. Dolan, . 35 22 pump, &c, to Boynton & Rogers, . 23 03 architect, to S. J. F. Thayer, . . 125 00 Balance of appropriation, . $29,806 16 $193 84 The bill for furnaces, $990.00, to Gardner Chilson, is yet unpaid, there not being sufficient funds in the hands of the Committee to meet the liability. O. T. GRAY, Secretary of Committee. (25) REPORT OF THE BUILDING COMMITTEE, Appointed by the Town to purchase Land for, and build a School House in Fairmount District. By amount of appropriation, $30,000 00 The expenditures were as follows, viz. : Paid A. P. Blake and others, for land, . $2,438 15 John Corrigan, for grading, . John Corrigan, for making drain and setting stones for fence, . B. B. Haskell, for building, . J. M. Williams, for fence and outhouses S. J. F. Thayer, plans for buildings, Estey & Terry, for legal services, Chas. H. Cobb, for rent of room, . Waldo F. Ward, for account books, Geo. Pj T e, for surveying, M. L. Whitcher, gravel for walk, . Lyman Rhodes, for posters, , James W. Wilson & Co., for iron posts Beatey & Miles, labor and material for well, Levi Chubbuck, for eight registers, Levi Chubbuck, for furnaces, and setting same, . S. J. F. Thayer, for plans, . Michael Donahoe, for digging and ston ing well, ..... 1,955 00 227 60 20,439 86 1,483 40 250 00 5 00 2 00 5 75 70 00 11 00 1 50 25 50 26 48 90 00 818 35 10 00 124 00 $27,983 59 Balance unexpended, >2,016 41 Of which we desire to use about $250.00, for the purpose of finishing the grounds ; thus leaving anett balance of, say $1,750.00, subject to the order of the Town. BENJAMIN F. RADFORD, Chairman. (26) TOWN PROPERTY. Damon School Building, Land and Personal Property, Sunnyside " " " " Fairmount " " " " Everett " " " " School House on Warren Avenue, " Butler School House and Personal Property, Town Hall, Personal Property in Town Hall, Fire Department, Lock-up, Fixtures and Bedding, Furniture and Safes in Town Offices, Weights and Measures, Hearse, ..... Uncollected Taxes, January 15, 1872, Horse, Cart, &c, &c, $25,000 00 31,500 00 29,500 00 17,500 00 1,200 00 800 00 22,000 00 500 00 22,500 00 600 00 600 00 350 00 450 00 27,905 47 400 00 $180,805 47 (27) 28 Toivn of Hyde ParJc, in account with Henry A. Rich, Collector of Taxes. Jan. 15. By uncollected Taxes as per Account Current, dated Jan. 15, 1871: Assessed in 1868-9, . . . $1,852 31 Less abatements, . . . 770 95 Interest collected, 1,081 36 375 32 Assessed in 1870, . . $16,24143 Less abatements, . $846 99 Less uncollected, . 1,241 60 — 2,088 59 Interest collected, $14,152 84 940 53 Assessed in 1871, . . $66,210 08 Less abatements, .$2,856 59 Less uncollected, .26,663 87 Less discount, . 437 28 29,957 74 Interest collected, ,252 34 51 78 To cash paid Treasurer at sundry times, 3,854 17 52,854 17 $1,456 68 $15,093 37 5,304 12 2,854 17 HENRY A. RICH, Collector of Taxes. Hyde Park, Jan. 15, 1872. The undersigned, having examined the account of the Collector of Taxes, hereby certify that the above account current is correct. E. P. DAVIS, ) HENRY S. BUNTON, } Auditors. SAM'L R. MOSELEY. ) TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. The following are the statistics of Births, Intentions of Mar- riage, Marriages and Deaths, in Hyde Park, for the year ending December 81, 1871 : BIRTHS. Number of Births registered in Hyde Park in 1871 — 212. Males, ' .... 101 Females, 110 Sex not returned, ........ 1 The parentage of the children is as follows : Both parents American, " English, " Scotch, " Irish, . " German, " British Provinces, Mixed — One parent American, Both parents of other nationalities, Unknown, There were born in January, 8 ; February, 18 ; April, 13 ; May, 13 ; June, 16 ; July, 23 ; August, 14 ; 24; October, 20; November, 18; December, 21. 82 4 6 60 1 17 25 12 5 March, 24; September, MARRIAGES. Number of Intentions of Marriage issued in 1871 — 68. Number of Marriages registered in 1871 — 57. Oldest Groom, 54 ; Youngest Groom, 19 ; Oldest Bride, 46 ; Youngest Bride, 16. Both parties American, ....... 30 Both parties Irish, ......... 9 Both parties of other foreign nationalities, ... 8 Foreign and American, . . ... . . . 10 (29) 30 Married in January, 8 ; February, 3 ; March, 2 ; April, 5 ; May, 1 ; June, 6 ; July, 5 ; August, 5 ; September, 8 ; October, 8 ; No- vember, 4 ; December, 2. The following are the names of the parties whose marriages were solemnized in 1871, certificates of which have been returned to this office : Jan. 5. — Geo. G-. Whiting, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Lucy F. Saville, of Hyde Park. Jan. 6. — John W. Scott and Julia A. Bowers, both of Hyde Park. Jan. 8. — Owen McCarty and Mary Roach, both of Hyde Park. Jan. 9. — Thomas F. Carroll and Maria McCarty, both of Hyde Park. Jan. 12. — George W. Kent, of "Hyde Park, and Lydia E. Fair- banks, of Central Falls, P. I. Jan. 15.— Henry Osthues, of Melrose, and Pauline Villmore, of Hyde Park. Jan. 22. — Pasquale Celeste, of Hyde Park, and Bridget Cullen, of Boston. Jan. 31. — William Flinn and Kate Mullhern, both of Hyde Park. Feb. 16. — Robert H. Vivian and Roxanna Nott, both of Hyde Park. Feb. 19. — John Murray and Mary Farmar, both of Hyde Park. Feb. 19. — Michael Connolley and Bridget Gilmartin, both of Hyde Park. Mar. 19. — Sam'l S. Lincoln and E. Rosabelle Plummer, both of Hyde Park. Mar. 22. — James W. Towner and Elizabeth A. Curry, both of Hyde Park. April 4. George A. Harvey and Florence G. Freemantle, both of West Roxbury. April 10. — John D. Scannell, of Boston, and Alice A. Higgins, of Hyde Park. April 11. — William E. Rouncly and Clara E.Wright, both of Hyde Park. April 1G. — George R. Ray, of Boston, and Mary E. Boyden, of Hyde Park. April 27. — Fergus A. Easton and Mary E. Pratt, both of Hyde Park. 31 May 25. — Charles A. Allen and Delia Baker, both of Hyde Park. June 1. — Bartlett Sears and Angusta King, both of Plymouth. June 4. — Timothy Burns and Nora Dee, both of Hyde Park. June 8. — Samuel T." Apollonio and Clara F. Smith, both of Boston. June 18. — Francis Logan, of Hyde Park, and Annie Gralvin, of Boston. June 18. — Michael Mulcahy and Isabella Graham, both of Hyde Park. June 18. — James G-lispin and Margaret Collins, both of Hyde Park. July 2. — Gideon B. Willarcl and Eliza A. Folsom, both of Hyde Park. July 6. — Albert Vanhook and Sarah Miles, both of Hyde Park. July 15. — Theodore A. Wyman and Matilda Rose, both of Salem. July 26. — George W. Sills and Mary R. Queen, both of Hyde Park. July 30. — Michael Larry, of Milton, and Man Welsh, of Hyde Park. Aug. 6. — William S. Pine, of Hyde Park, and Susie E. Spear, of Eastport, Me. Aug. 9. — Andrew W. Davis and Caroline A. Bradt, both of Hyde Park. Aug. 10. — William M. Maynarcl, of Boston, and Mary A. K. Frost, of Hyde Park. Aug. 16. — Henry C. Wentwortk, of West Roxbuiy, and Minnie L. E. Hutchinson, of Hyde Park. Aug. 31. — Isaac Newton and Emma Harris, both of Hyde Park- Sept. 4. — James G. Martin and Annie E. Kennie, both of Hyde Park. Sept. 6. — Jacob Stone, Jr., of Minneapolis, Min., and Kate Perrin, of Hyde Park, Sept. 7. — Alexander Murray and Julia A. Rafter, both of Hyde Park. Sept. 17. — James Dunn and Bridget Burke, both of Hyde Park. Sept. 22. — Leander Terry, of Hyde Park, and Hannah S. Evans, of Freetown. Sept. 28. — William A. Grant and Teresa A. Lyons, both of Hyde Park. 32 Sept. 28. — James Ross, of Boston, and Rosanna D. Arcy, of Hyde Park. Sept. 28. — James Scoon, of Hyde Park, and Mary A. Blair, of Dedharn. Oct. 1 — James E. Lyons and Annie Sarsfield, both of Hyde Park. Oct. 3.— Chas. L. Wetherbee, of Hyde Park, and S. Belle Palmer, of Boston. Oct. 11. — James H. Pine, of Hyde Park, and Ellen S. Morrisey, of Eastport, Me. Oct. 14. — Henry B. Briggs and Ella F. Corson, both of Hyde Park. Oct. 17. — Jesse G-. Donnell, of Bath, Me., and Jennie C. Hill, of Hyde Park. Oct. 19. — Charles A. Bickford, of Boston, and Elizabeth P. Kearney, of Hyde Park. Oct. 25. — Frank W. Thayer and Emma J. Gardner, both of Hyde Park. Oct. 29. — Martin Ryan and Nora E. Barry, both of Hyde Park. Nov. 7. — Charles Vose, of Milton, and Mary A. B. Hersey, of Hyde Park. • Nov. 9. — Patrick Sullivan, of Montville, Conn., and Sarah Kellej 7 , of Hyde Park. Nov. 26. — Samuel A. Holway, of Hyde Park, and Lizzie E. Brown, of Orland, Me. Nov. 30. — James Maloney and Margaret McKenna, both of Hyde Park. Dec. 25. — George C. Silsbury, of Hyde Park, and Mary A. Tibbets, of East Cambridge. Dec. 25. — J. A. Corkurn, of Winchester, and Mary Palmer, of Hyde Park. DEATHS. Number of Deaths in Hyde Park in 1871 — 95. Males, 52 Females, 42 Sex not returned, ........ 1 American parentage, 41 Irish " 15 33 5 2 12 5 15 English parentage, ..Scotch " ........ Mixed " British Provinces, ........ Unknown, . . . . . . . . The oldest person deceased in Hyde Park during the year 1871, was Eliza Waite, aged 84 years, 5 months, and 12 days. AGES. Under 1 year, ......... 34 Between 1 and 5 years, ....... 10 " 5 and 10 years, 2 " 10 and 20 years, ....... 5 " 20 and 30 years, ........ 7 " 30 and 40 years, 10 " 40 and 50 years, . . . . . . . 5 " 50 and 60 years, . . . . . . 2 " 60 and 70 years, ... . . . . . 12 " 70 and 80 years, . 5 " 80 and 90 years, 3 Died in January, 9 ; February, 2 ; March, 9 ; April, 4 ; May, 5 ; June, 1 ; July, 16 ; August, 15 ; September, 12 ; October, 11 ; November, 6 ; December, 5. The following are the names of the persons deceased in Hyde Park in 1871 : In January. — Walter A. Dexter, Jas. A. Dennen, Edwin Fill- more, Benj. W. Pepper, Herbert W. Kendrick, Clara J. Schofield, Addie A. Manson, Seneca Robinson and John Fitzpatrick. February. — Lena B. Rogers and Virginia P. Cheney. March. — Susan Farrar, Geo. Ayer, Elihu Greenwood, Louisa Jones, Triphena P. Morrill, Hugh T. Williams, Bridget Norton, Willie H. Smith and Jane C. Coverly. April. — Clarissa Hastings, David Crankshaw, Edward Klee and Mary E. Routley. May. — Wilder Broad, Louise Lewis, Patrick Barrett, S. Melissa Mooar and Albion D. Pierce, Jr. June. — Marcus Clark. July. — William Watson, William Smith, Joseph Cooper, Harriet Crane, Mary E. Norton, Anna G-. Tarrant, Ida Haskell, Addie 34 Moffatt, Maria R. Leavens, Michael Rafferty, Chas. H. Weld, Jas. Glispin, Mabel Hathaway, Sarah M. Stuart, Arthur M. Hamblin and Thomas J. Kelley. August. — Charles E. Cable, Mary Faulkner, Anna W. Mullan, Daniel B. McGorman, Win. A. Richardson, Geo. R. Lewis, Hanilett, Robert E. Crosby, Harry S. Merrill, Wm. Dunkinson, Charles J. Ellis, Henry W. Tilley, Charles R. Williams, Willie A. Ham and Mary A. Leahy. September. — Sarah J. Hunt, Dennis Horrigan, Esther Rothwell, Mabel G. Hunt, Fannie B. Baker, Helen Matthews, Alice Ells, Willie W. Nye, Moffatt, Lucy A. Moffatt, Hannah J. Dolan and Margaret Allen. October. — Archie J. Dalrymple, Robert Taylor, Stephen R. Jordan, Anna M. Fennell, James H. Thacher, Eliza Waite, James Galvin, William F. Cole, Emily L. Phillips, John Allen and John B. W. Clementson. November. — George Macomber, Margaret M. Perrin, Lottie F. Dean, Eliza E. McDavitt, George Andrews and Asa Chilson. December. — Edward Galvin, Jeanie K. P. Thomson, Catherine Norcross, Bridget McGowen and Jones. Respectfully submitted, HENRY B. TERRY, Town Clerk. mm | .„> •III 0P| Jff'f: .>;^ SECOND ANNUAL REPORT BOARD OF ENGINEERS HYDE PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT. REPORT OF THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS. Engineers' Office. ) Hyde Park, Jan. 16, 1872. f To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of Hyde Park : Gentlemen, — As our financial year draws to a close, we are re- minded thereby that we should give an account of out stewardship over the Department which you did us the honor to appoint us a Board of Engineers ; and in so doing we shall submit for your con- sideration a detailed statement of the organization, its workings and condition, a full and complete list of its members, a list of the reservoirs and other places where water can be obtained in case of fires, a list of all fires, the loss and insurance on the same as far as ascertained, together with such other information and sugges- tions as will enable you to understand the wants and necessities of the Department. The Department as now organized has one Chief and two Assist- ant Engineers, who are appointed annually by your honorable Board, one Steward, appointed by the Board of Engineers, and seventy-six members, who are elected by the company to which they belong, and become members of the Department after having been confirmed by the Board of Engineers. They are divided into three companies, viz. : two steam-engine companies and one hook and ladder company. The apparatus belonging to the Department is in excellent order, and unless some accident should occur, will need but little if any repairs during the coming year. We believe it necessary that something for a relief engine should be provided, in case one of our engines should be disabled. This relief engine could be kept in the southerly portion of the town, so that if a dwelling or other building is fired in that part of the town the citi- zens will have something to protect their property with until the arrival of the steamers from the centre of the town. By reference to our report of property belonging to the Department, it will be seen that we have but nineteen hundred and fifty feet of hose ; we would earnestly recommend that one thousand feet more be pur- chased immediately. (36) 37 No steam fire department can be successfully operated without the aid of horses to take the steamers to fires. The subject of pro- curing horses for the use of the fire department has been agitated once or twice in our town meetings. "We hope the citizens of the town will give this subject their attention at our next town meeting. In all other places where steam fire-engines are in use, the enginemen or engineers of the steamers are permanently employed. So far we have depended on persons to run our engines who are engineers in the various factories, etc., in our town. We deem it advisable that a competent person to run and take care of our en- gines be permanently employed as the steward of our department. An appropriation of $300 per year more than what the town is now paying the steward of the department, will secure us a good engi- neer, always in the engine-house, and ready in case of fire to run either of the engines, and see that they are always in order for immediate use. In certain localities of our town there is great scarcity, and in other parts entire destitution of water, available for fire purposes. To this serious and growing evil we would call the immediate attention of the citizens of Byde Park. . Believing that our citizens generally would esteem it a privilege as well as a right, to at least once in every year have an opportu- nity to see the apparatus of the fire department in line, for the purpose of inspection and review, and believing that it would induce an additional interest in those having it in charge to have an opportunity once in a while to present their work for inspection, and to know that their efforts to keep up the looks of the appara- tus as well as its efficiency for service to a high standard of excel- lency, were appreciated by a discerning public, the Board would therefore suggest that some one day in each year be appointed by ordinance or otherwise, for a general inspection and review of the apparatus, and other property of the town in charge of this department. We cannot close our report without referring to the fact that one of the members of the department has been taken from us by death. David H. Wight died January 3d, 1872. He had been the Engineman of Rough and Ready Steamer, No. 2, ever since that engine was placed in the department. He was an active member of the department, and loved and respected by all who knew him. In closing, we desire to return our thanks to the officers and members of the department for the prompt manner in which they have performed their duties during the past year, and also to you, the Board of Selectmen, for the careful attention given to the requirements of the department, and for the able, prompt and cheer- ful manner in which you have given us your cooperation during the year. Respectfully submitted, WM. U. FAIRBAIRN, } _, . E. P. DAVIS, #TTn H. N. HIBBARD, )JJ..r.x.L>. To the Citizens of Hyde Park : The large and destructive fires which have occurred in various parts of the countrj r , teach us a lesson which should not be lost at the present time ; and the following suggestions are offered to the public, hoping to secure this community, as far as possible, from the loss of their homes and property by the terrible calamity of fire : First. — Examine carefully hot-air pipes and funnels, and be cer- tain that they are not useless from rust or imperfect joints. Second. — Where stoves are used, see that thimbles are properly inserted into smoke-flues, and that funnels enter them securely. Third. — Examine the furring and lathing, and be certain that no wood-work around chimneys can by any possibility become exposed to the action of fire, by overheated pipes, or otherwise. Fourth. — Hot ashes should not be placed in barrels or wood bins, or thrown against fences or buildings. Fifth. — Where it is necessary to have a light in stables, carpen- ters' shops, or other dangerous places where gas is not used, sperm or lard oil should be used instead of kerosene. Sixth. — See that matches are kept in secure places, away from children, and where they will not accidentally become ignited. Seventh. — All persons in the erection of new houses, are par- ticularly requested to see to it personally, that the smoke-flues and chimneys are well and thoroughly constructed, and to see that no 39 nails are driven into chimneys, thereby separating the bricks and leaving cracks for future destruction of their houses by fire. Ninth. — It is earnestly hoped that every citizen will cooperate with the Board of Engineers, in adopting these suggestions ; for we cannot take too many precautions, or use to much care in the ounce of prevention, which, when the fire comes, does not always admit of the pound of cure. ¥M. U. FAIRBAIRN, E. P. DAVIS, H. N. HIBBARD, Engineers H. P. F. D. FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK FOR THE YEAR ENDING MAY 1, 1871. Wm. U. Fairbairn, . . . Chief Engineer. E. P. Davis, . ■ . . . Asssistant " H. N. HlBBARD, " " E. P. Davis, .... Clerk Board of Engineers. GOOD WILL, NO. 1. STEAM FIRE ENGINE. This engine was built by Cole Brothers, of Pawtucket, R. I, class 4 ; it is a single vertical engine, steam cylinder, 7f inches ; pump, 4f inches in diameter ; 8 inch stroke ; boiler, 30 inches in diame- ter. The weight of this engine, without water, fuel, or hose car- riage, is 4360 pounds. . NAMES OF OFFICERS. Wm. H. Cooper, Daniel O. Connell, John F. Nolan, . Orlando M. Lord, James W. Bean, Fred A. Sweet, Almon Perkins, , Peter McLellan, Foreman. 1st Ass't " 2d " » Clerk and Treasurer. Engineman. Ass't " Fireman. Ass't " Pipemen — Jas. F. Peppard, Edward E. Luther, Thos. F. Smith Thomas Wandlass. 40 Leading Hosemen — M. S. Sullivan, John Barnwell, Robert Blca kie, Samuel Bickford, William O'Connell, John M. Brown, P. H. Morris. Suction Hosemen — John Biggins, Chas. Maguire, Thomas Ma- guire, A. C. Babkirk, L. H. Baxter, J. A. Gay, John O'Connell, Jr., James M. Goodwillie. ROUGH AND READY, No. 2. STEAM FIRE ENGINE. This engine was built by Cole Brothers, of Pawtucket, class 4 ; it is a single vertical engine ; steam cylinder, 7f inches ; pump, 4f inches in diameter ; 8 inch stroke ; boiler, 80 inches in diameter. The weight of this engine, without water, fuel, or hose carriage, is 4,360 pounds. NAMES OF OFFICERS. E. B. Simpson, ..... Foreman. M. Underhill, . ' . . Ass't Foreman and Treas. H. E. Hunt, . . . . Clerk and Fireman. D. H. Wight, .... Engineman. W. W. Fowler, .... Ass't " Pipemen. — Zina Olliver, John Higgerson, S. T. Bradbury, W. H. Tarbox. Hosemen. — John Allen, Thomas Murray, B. F. Kidder, F. W. Marsh, C. F. Hawley, John E. Woods. Suction Hosemen. — J. Mathewson, J. E. Woods, E. Hall, W. H. Gilbert, J. W. Hilton, M. M. Oliver, W. H. Wandhall, N. F. Sheppard, Fred. Greenlow, Frank Powers. PARROTT HOOK AND LADDER, No. 1. This carriage was built by N. B. Whittier, of Hyde Park ; is constructed to carry one fifty foot splice-ladder, one forty foot splice-laclder, one twenty, one twenty-five, and one eighteen foot roof-ladders, one twenty, and one sixteen foot common ladders, two fire-hooks, three plaster-rakes, three crotch-poles, two pitch- forks, crow-bar, wrenches, hammers, dogs, hose-ropes, &c, &c. The weight of this apparatus, as drawn to fire, is only 2245 pounds, and it can be readily drawn around town, with the exception of Fairmount district, without the aid of horses. 41 NAMES OF OFFICERS. R. G. Elkins, ..... Foreman. Geo. F. Smith, . . . . Ass't " Alonzo F. Pa-rry, ..... Clerk. L. H. Russell, ..... Treasurer. A. F. Ellis, ..... Steward. Axemen. — Wm. Ring, Chas. Taylor, D. Driscoll. Bdkemen. — Chas. Leonard, J. O. Hanscomb, Louis Massen. Guymen. — G. W. Parry, Louis Meister. Dogman. — James Middleton. Members. — Frank Greenwood, E. P. Davis, A. W. Mason, L. S. Fogg, D. Fleming, D. Barrows, P. Bussey, S. A. Davis, D. Mahoney. INDEPENDENT HOSE, No. 3. This apparatus consists of one four-wheeled hose-carriage, built by Hunneman & Co., of Roxbury ; will carry 800 to 1000 feet of leather hose, two blunderbuss pipes, two axes. No company at present attached to this carriage. LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS IN HYDE PARK, From Jan. 15th, 1871, to Jan. 15th, 1872. April 9 — F. A. Easton's curriers' shop. Loss $5,500. Insur- ance $4,300. April 9 — Union Vise Co., manufactory. Loss $35,000. In- surance, $30,000. April 10— G. H. Nott, brush. April 11 — Owen Hews, false alarm. May 21 , brush. May 28 — Calvin Boyden, house. Loss $2,000. Insurance $2,000. Nov. — O. Hewes, hay. Loss $100. Nov. 9 — B. H. and E. R. R. station. Loss Nov. 9 —W. J. R. Evans, brush. 42 Places where Water can. be obtained in case of Fire Reservoir, Central Park avenue. Reservoir, West street. Neponset River, near Haskell's mill. Neponset River, near red bridge. Neponset River, near Fairmount avenue bridge. Neponset River, near foot bridge. Mother Brook, near Vise Factory. Mother Brook, Central Park avenue bridge. Pond, Dana avenue. Sprague Pond. Mill Pond at Smithfield factory. Stony Brook and Gordon avenue. Stony Brook and Beaver street. Stony Brook, West street. Estimate of the Cost of maintaining the Department for the next year. We have to ask for an appropriation of $3,000, for the following purposes : Pay of Enginemen and Members, . $1,325 00 Pay of Steward, 936 00 Incidentals, • 739 00 5,000 00 WM. U. FAIRBAIRN, 1 H . E. P. DAVIS, f TTn H. N. HIBBARD, \u.r-*.u* PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. Land, 18,000 ft., Central Park Ave. Engine House, " " " Reservoir, " " " " West Street. Two steam fire engines. One four-wheeled hose carriage. Two two " " carriages. One hook and ladder carriage, com- plete. One fuel wagon. Six " boxes. One tank. One harness. Nineteen hundred and fifty feet of hose, in good order. Two blunderbuss pipes. Four brass " Two fire axes. Twenty-five fire hats. Fourteen spanner belts. Thirty spanners. Four hose straps. Twelve hose lines. Ten bursting straps. One hundred department badges. Die for forming badges. Twelve stable pails. Six fire extinguishers. Fourteen charges for extinguishers. Twenty blocks for hose tower. Nineteen halliards for hoisting hose. Two thermometers. One large feather duster. One dust brush. Four scrub brushes. One floor brush. One flue brush. Three mammoth spitboxes. Seven small " Three sponges. Two shovels. One axe. One hatchet. One hammer. One wood-saw. One hand-saw. One saw-horse. One screw-driver. Two gimlets. Two files. One chisel. Sixteen settees. Twelve office chairs. Two chamber chairs. Eleven stools. Five chair cushions. Two office tables. Nine long tables. One wardrobe. Two looking-glasses. Two carpets. One mat. Three window curtains. One bedstead. One mattress. Two pillows. Four sheets. Four woollen blankets. One comforter. One bed-spread. Eight tons hard coal. Ten tons soft coal. Half cord pine wood. Twenty gallons K. oil, Ten gallons N. F. oil. One gallon sperm oil. One tin pail. Seven coffee-pots. One tunnel. Three tin dippers. Nine dozen tin cups, Eleven dozen spoons. Six plated spoons. Twenty-four stone-china plates. Three stone-china pitchers. Three stone-china cups and saucers. One sugar-bowl. Four stone-china bowls. Three mugs. Two jugs. Seven tumblers. One mustard-pot and spoon. (43) 44 Two pepper-boxes. Oue tea-canister. Five knives and forks. One carving knife. One cheese knife. Three wash-basins. Ten towels. One wash-tub. One wash-board. One mop. Four baskets. One pail. One set. One jack-screw. One force-pump. Seventy-five feet of hose for force- pump. One large trough for washing hose. One watering-pot. One door-gong. Seventy feet rope. Three firemen's trumpets. Two oil-cans. Two wall-lanterns. Six hand-lanterns. Eleven wall-lamps. Three table-lamps. One hand-lamp. Forty-eight lamp chimneys. Seventy-five lbs. cotton waste. Three lbs. oxalic acid. Two lbs. rotten-stone. One half quire emery cloth. One thirty-gallon boiler. One cook-stove, complete. Two coal-hods. Three large tin pans.. One tin pan. RULES AND REGULATIONS. Organization. — The Fire Department shall consist of a Chief Engineer, not less than two nor more than four Assistant Engineers, and of as many Foremen, Enginemen, Hosemen, and Hook and Ladder men, and other persons, who shall be divided into companies, as the number of engines and the number and quantity of other fire apparatus belonging to the Town shall from time to time require. Engines. — Every Steam Engine Company shall have an Engineman, to be appointed by the Board of Eugineers, Firemen and Driver, Foreman, Assistant Foreman, Clerk, seven Hosemen, and twenty-five other mem- bers. Hose Carriages. — Each two-wheeled Hose Carriage Company shall have a Foreman, Assistant Foreman, Clerk, and seven Hosemen; and each four-wheeled Carriage seven additional Hosemen. Hook ani> Ladder Carriage. — Each Hook and Ladder Company shall have a Foreman, Assistant Foreman, Clerk, three Axemen, three Eake- men, and sixteen members. By-Laws. — The different companies comprising the Hyde Park Fire Department shall have the power to impose fines for tardiness at roll-call, and to adopt such By-Laws for their government as they may see fit, sub- ject to the approval of the Engineers, 45 Membership. — 1. No person under twenty-one years of age, and no person who is not a legal voter, shall be an officer or member of the Fire Department. 2. All applications for membership in any of the companies shall be made at a regular monthly meeting, balloted for, and, if elected, the Clerk of the Company shall forward the name to the Board of Engineers for their approval, and if approved, shall then become a member of the De- partment after signing agreement to be deposited with the Board of En- gineers. 3. Every officer and member of the Fire Department shall sign the fol- lowing agreement, to be deposited with the Board of Engineers : — " I, , having been elected and approved a member of the Hyde Park Fire Department, hereby signify my agreement to abide by all the rules and regulations of the Board of Engineers relating thereto." And any officer or member who shall neglect or refuse to sign the same for the space of one week, shall not become a member of the Department. 4. Any officer or member of the Fire Department who shall wilfully neglect or refuse to perform his duty, or shall be guilty of disorderly con- duct or disobedience to his superiors in office, shall for such offence be dismissed from the Department. 5. Neither the members nor the officers of any of the companies shall assemble in any house belonging to the Department, except for the pur- pose of taking out the engine or other apparatus, and returning the same to the house, and taking the necessary care thereof after its return. 6. Every person who shall have served in the Hyde Park Fire Depart- ment for five successive years shall be entitled to receive a certificate, become an honorary member, and be entitled to wear the badge of the Department. Company Meetings. — Every company shall hold regular monthly meet- ings. The Foreman shall preside at all meetings; in his absence the Assistant Foreman, and in the absence of both, the Clerk shall preside. Election of Officers. — The officers of each company shall be elected annually, or whenever a vacancy occurs, by the members of the respec- tive companies, from among their own number, and a return of the same made to the Board of Engineers ; and in case of rejection by them, the name of the person so rejected shall be returned to the company, and the members thereof shall select another person for approval. Steward.— 1. The Board of Engineers shall appoint for each steam engine house, one suitable person as Steward, and define his duties, who shall be permanently employed, and who shall at all times be in or about the engine house ; and he shall receive such compensation as the town may vote to pay. 2. The Board of Engineers, whenever in their judgment it may be ex- pedient, may permit to stay or sleep in the engine house, one or more members of the same company in addition to the Steward. Engineman.— Tne Engineman shall be under the direction of the Board 46 of Engineers ; he shall have the sole care of his engine and all property thereto belonging. He shall be held personally responsible for the care and good order of the engine, and shall work and manage the same, and see that it is at all times in condition for immediate use. He shall be accountable for the proper performance of all duties required of his assistants, firemen and driver, and in case of any neglect or delinquency on their part, shall report the same to the Chief Engineer. He shall receive such compensation as the town may vote to pay. Assistant Engineman and Driver. — The Engineman shall, within one week after his appointment, hand in to the Board of Engineers the names of one or more suitable persons as assistants and firemen, and if approved by the Board, shall receive a certificate of appointment. Horses. — Eor the purpose of conveying the engines and other appara- tus to and from fires, the Engineers may offer premiums for suitable horses that may be offered, not to exceed three dollars for the first and two for the second. Badges. — 1. The engineers, officers, and members of the several com- panies, shall, when on duty, wear such badges or insignia as the Board of Engineers shall from time to time direct, to be furnished at the expense of the town, and no other person shall be permitted to wear the same. 2. Any member who loses his badge shall use the utmost diligence to recover it, and in case of failure he shall pay the full value of it. 3. No member shall lend his badge under any pretext whatever, under penalty of dismissal from the Department. Eires. — 1. The officers and members of the several companies shall, whenever a fire breaks out in town, repair to the place of the fire with their respective engines, hose, hook and ladder carriages, and other ap- paratus, in as orderly a manner as may be, according to the directions, if any be given, of the Board of Engineers, and exert themselves, in the most orderly and efficient manner possible, in working and managing the said apparatus, and performing any duty that they may be called upon to do by any Engineer ; and upon the order of the Chief or other Engineer they shall return said apparatus, in an orderly and quiet manner, to their respective places of deposit; provided, that in the absence of all the En- gineers, such direction may be given by the respective Foremen. 2. In the absence of all the Engineers, the Foreman of each engine shall direct the placing of his engine at a suitable place to obtain a supply of water, and have charge and direction of the hose and hosemen ; and the foreman of each hose company or hook and ladder company shall have charge of the apparatus belonging to his company, and the direction thereof. The foreman of every company shall preserve order and disci- pline, at all times, among the members of his company under him, and require of them and enforce a strict compliance with the rules and regu- lations of the Department and orders of the Engineers. 3. In the absence of the foreman of any company the assistant foreman, if there be one, otherwise the senior hoseman or hook and ladder man in 47 service present, connected with the same ' company, shall perform the du- ties of foreman. t Dangerous Places. — The Engineers shall inquire for, and examine into, all shops and other places where shavings and other such combusti- ble materials are collected or deposited, and report to the full Board ; and whenever, in the opinion of any two of them, the same may endanger the safety of the town from fires, they shall direct the tenant or occupant of said shops or other places to remove such shavings or other combustible materials : and in case of such tenant's or occupant's neglect or refusal so to do, they shall cause the same to be removed at the expense of such tenant or occupant, and such expense may be recovered of such tenant or occupant in an action of contract. Defective Chimneys. — 1. The Board of Engineers, upon complaint made to them, or upon their knowledge and view of any defective chim- ney or fireplace within the town, shall, from time to time, take effectual care that the same be examined and inspected ; and when in their opinion the safety of the town requires it, shall order the same to be immediately amended, or repaired, if the same can be properly done, otherwise to be taken down and demolished. And if the owner or owners of such de- fective chimney or fireplace shall wilfully neglect or refuse to amend, repair or take down the same, after having been served with an order in writing from the Board of Engineers to amend, repair, or take down the said defective chimney or fireplace (as the case may be), duly certified by the Clerk of the Board, the Engineers shall cause prosecution to be insti- tuted, as provided for by the statutes. 2. It shall be lawful for any person to set fire to and burn his chimney, stove-pipe, or flue between sunrise and noon, if the buildings contiguous are wet with rain or covered with snow, but at no other time. TOWN BY-LAWS. NOTIFICATION OF TOWN MEETINGS. Every Town Meeting shall be notified by posting a copy of the Warrant calling the same, in five public places in the Town, seven days, at least, before the day appointed for said meeting. RULES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF TOWN MEETINGS. 1. Every meeting shall be opened with prayer. 2. All questions submitted for the consideration of the Town involv- ing the expenditure of money shall be in writing. 3. No vote fixing the period for closing a ballot shall be reconsidered after such ballot shall have commenced ; but it may be in order to extend the period without such reconsideration. , 4. When a question is under debate, motions shall be received to adjourn, to lay on the table, the previous question, to postpone indefi- nitely, to postpone to a time certain, to commit, or to amend; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they are herein arranged. 5. The powers and duties of the presiding officer, not especially provided for by law, or by the foregoing rules, shall be determined by the rules of practice contained in Cushing's Manual, so far as they are adapted to the condition and powers of the Town. 6. No vote shall be reconsidered except upon a motion made within one hour after such vote has passed, unless such reconsideration is ordered by a vote of two-thirds of the voters present. FINANCIAL TEAR. The financial year of the Town shall begin with the fifteenth day of January in each year, and end on the fourteenth day of the following January. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on the first Monday of March in each year. (49) 50 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. No action shall be had at any Town Meeting on the report of any committee previously chosen, unless the same shall be specially notified in the Warrant for calling such meeting. MEETING OF TOWN OFFICERS. The Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of Highways, and School Committee, shall post up, in some conspicuous place, at their official rooms, a notice of the times of their respective meetings. COLLECTION OF TAXES. 1. The assessments of taxes shall be completed, and a list of the same delivered to the Collector, on or before the first day of August of each year. 2. All taxes which may be assessed, except poll taxes, if paid on or before the first day of October next after the assessments, shall be entitled to a discount of two per cent. All persons who may be as- sessed a poll tax only shall pay the same in fourteen days after demand. All taxes shall be paid in full on or before the first day of November ; and, if not so paid, interest shall be added at the rate of twelve per cent, per annum, if so voted by the Town. REMOVAL OF BUILDINGS, AND OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS. 1. No building shall be removed over a public street without the written permission of the Selectmen ; and the Selectmen shall in no case grant permission to remove any building which in its removal will cause the injury or destruction of any tree or shrub, the property of individuals, whether in the street or otherwise, unless the written con- sent of the owners of said property shall be first obtained. 2. Such written permission shall contain a condition that the owner of such building, or the person or persons removing the same, shall pay the Town all damages, costs and expenses for which the Town may be liable or compelled to pay by reason of said street being obstructed or encumbered. 3. No person shall place or cause to be placed in any of the public streets, sidewalks, lands, or upon any of the common lands of the Town, without a written license from the Selectmen, any manure, dirt, gravel, stones, building materials, wood, coal, barrels, boxes, merchan- dise, or any rubbish of any kind whatever, and suffer the same to 51 remain for twenty-four hours. Such license shall not be granted in the case of persons building when the person whose land is built upon has sufficient adjacent land on which the materials may be deposited. PASTURING OF CATTLE OR OTHER ANIMALS ON STREETS OR WATS. 1. The Town hereby adopts and avails itself of the provisions of Chapter 45 of the General Statutes, relating to the pasturing of cattle or other animals in streets or ways. 2. No person shall be allowed to pasture any cattle or other animals upon any streets or ways in said Town, either with or without a keeper, except within the limits of such way adjoining his own premises. PAYMENTS BY THE TREASURER. No moneys of the Town shall be paid out by the Treasurer, except upon orders of the Selectmen or School Committee. BATHING. Bathing in any public or exposed place is prohibited. COASTING. Coasting on any of the public streets of the Town is prohibited. PENALTIES UNDER THE BY-LAWS. Every violation of any of the foregoing By-Laws shall be punished by a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than twenty dollars, to be recovered by complaint before any Trial Justice in the County of Norfolk. PROSECUTIONS UNDER THE BY-LAWS. It shall be the duty of the Selectmen and Constables to prosecute every violation of any of the foregoing By-Laws, by complaint before any Trial Justice in the County of Norfolk. TRUANCY. It shall be the duty of the Constables of the Town to see that the laws of the Commonwealth relating to Truancy are enforced. 52 . BY-LAWS, WHEN TO TAKE EFFECT. These By-Laws shall go into effect from and after their passage and their approval by the Superior Court within and for the County of Norfolk. The foregoing By-Laws were adopted by the Town of Hyde Park, at a Town Meeting held March 27th, 1871. Attest : HENRY B. TERRY, Town Clerk of Hyde Park. Norfolk, ss. Superior Court. April Term, 1871. Approved May 17, 1871. By the Court, ERASTUS WORTHINGTON, Clerk. A true copy — Attest : ERASTUS WORTHINGTON, Clerk.