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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 
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42 50 



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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, 


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, 144 


58 






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61 






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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. MOSELEY, ) 



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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 

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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. 



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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. 



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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 



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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 



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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. 



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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. 

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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 



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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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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. 



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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, 



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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 



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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 



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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. 

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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 



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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. 



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. 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.