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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.
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.
LYMAN RHODES, PRINTER, 221 WASHINGTON STREET.
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.
HENRY B. TERRY.
HENRY S. ADAMS.
HENRY A. RICH.
ORIN T. GRAY, .
P. B. DAVIS,
M. L. WHITCHER,
W. H. H. ANDREWS,
JOHN D. SHERMAN,
H. S. BUNTON.
HENRY A. RICH.
E. P. DAVIS.
HENRY C. ADAMS.
J. MATHEWS ON.
Term expires 1873.
SAMUEL R. MOSELEY.
D. M. EASTON.
WILLIAM U. FAIRBAIRN, Chief Engineer.
E. P. DAVIS and H. N. HIBBARD, Assistant Engineers.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
GEORGE E. SHERMAN,
J. ELLERY PIPER,
Selectmen of Hyde Park.
DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES.
SCHOOLS— Teachers' Salaries.
Paid Samuel Thurber, . . . $1,720 00
Miss Sarah L. Miner, .
" Anna E. Patten, .
Geo. M. Fellows,
Miss S. A. Everett,
" Marian E. Perry,
" E. L. Oliver,
" A. A. Parsons,
" Jennie S. Hammond, .
" Susan A. Dutton,
J. N". Stevens,
Henry H. Gould, .
Miss Anna G. Fish,
" Ella E. Ward, .
" Martha M. Davis,
" C. E. Noyes,
" Abbie L. W. Everett,
" D. D. Boyd,
" Emma A. George,
" Anna T. Warren,
J. W. Brown,
Miss C. J. Raynolds, .
" Lucina Dunbar, .
" Anna L. Adams,
" Sarah S. Lancaster,
" Eliza M. Warren,
" Josephine C. Alexande
" Eliza L. Goss,
" Lucy S Currier, .
Geo. T. Wiggin, .
Miss Isora M. Leseur,
" Lizzie Rowe,
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, .
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, .
Paid Enoch P, Davis, insurance policies on school houses,
H. A. Darling, " "
Thomas French, night police,
E. F. Stevens,
F. H. Caffin,
D. M. Easton, for 1870,
D. M. Easton, for 1871,
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
Geo. B. Parrott, services for preparing tax list
for 1870 ? .......
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,
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
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
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,
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, .
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
Rollins Bros., for expressing,
Otis Bramhall, scrapers for door steps, .
Amount for school purposes,
Amount for other purposes, .
By amount of appropriation,
Excess of appropriation,
. 8 ,'8 75
By balance unexpended from last year,
. $477 85
By amount of appropriation, .
. 600 00
Paid C. H. Barrett, coal for sundry parties,
bill of 1870,
City of Boston, support of Louisa With-
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
Daniel O'Connell, groceries furnished
sundry parties, .....
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
By amount of appropriation,
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, .
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
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
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,
Excess of expenditure,
appropriation for hose carriage.
By amount of appropriation, .....
Paid J. Johnston, for hose carriage, ....
fire department, appropriation of $23,000
By balance unexpended from appropriation of 1870,
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, .
. $14 80
By amount of appropriation, .
By balance from last year, .....
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
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"
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
Balance unexpended, . . . . . $142 32
TOWN LIBRARY APPROPRIATION.
By amount of appropriation, . . . . . $318 04
Paid Rev. P. B. Davis, Treas. of Library Committee, . 318 04
READVILLE SCHOOL HOUSE APPROPRIATION.
By balance unexpended from last year, . . . $183 04
Paid J. B. Farrington, digging cess pools, . $13 00
Wm. H. Cooper, pipe, labor, &c, . 73 69
R. Williams, labor and materials, . 86 52
Balance unexpended, .... $9 83
APPROPRIATION FOR LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES
IN THE ARLINGTON STREET DISTRICT.
By amount of appropriation, $3,704 37
Paid real estate and building company, for land, . 3,704 37
BUSINESS AND DAVISON STREETS APPROPRIATION.
By balance unexpended from last year, . . $2,620 00
Paid J. Corbett, labor, as per contract, . $1,C00 00
A. F. Parry, labor, .... 8 25
_ $1,608 25
Balance unexpended, . . . . $1,011 75
By amount of appropriation, . . . . $3,150 00
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
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
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
Institution for Savings, Newburyport, . 43,700 00
Home Savings Bank,
Hyde Park Savings Bank, temporary,
Third National Bank, "
Lucy A. Chapman, "
Sarah Hewins, "
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, .
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.
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
Levi Chubbuck, for eight registers,
Levi Chubbuck, for furnaces, and setting
S. J. F. Thayer, for plans, .
Michael Donahoe, for digging and ston
ing well, .....
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.
Damon School Building, Land and Personal Property,
Sunnyside " " " "
Fairmount " " " "
Everett " " " "
School House on Warren Avenue, "
Butler School House and Personal Property,
Personal Property in Town Hall,
Lock-up, Fixtures and Bedding,
Furniture and Safes in Town Offices,
Weights and Measures,
Uncollected Taxes, January 15, 1872,
Horse, Cart, &c, &c,
Toivn of Hyde ParJc, in account with Henry A. Rich, Collector
By uncollected Taxes as per
Account Current, dated Jan.
Assessed in 1868-9, . . . $1,852 31
Less abatements, . . . 770 95
Assessed in 1870, . . $16,24143
Less abatements, . $846 99
Less uncollected, . 1,241 60
— 2,088 59
Assessed in 1871, . . $66,210 08
Less abatements, .$2,856 59
Less uncollected, .26,663 87
Less discount, . 437 28
To cash paid Treasurer at sundry times,
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 :
Number of Births registered in Hyde Park in 1871 — 212.
Males, ' .... 101
Sex not returned, ........ 1
The parentage of the children is as follows :
Both parents American,
" Irish, .
" British Provinces,
Mixed — One parent American,
Both parents of other nationalities,
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.
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
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
Jan. 8. — Owen McCarty and Mary Roach, both of Hyde Park.
Jan. 9. — Thomas F. Carroll and Maria McCarty, both of Hyde
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,
Jan. 31. — William Flinn and Kate Mullhern, both of Hyde Park.
Feb. 16. — Robert H. Vivian and Roxanna Nott, both of Hyde
Feb. 19. — John Murray and Mary Farmar, both of Hyde
Feb. 19. — Michael Connolley and Bridget Gilmartin, both of
Mar. 19. — Sam'l S. Lincoln and E. Rosabelle Plummer, both of
Mar. 22. — James W. Towner and Elizabeth A. Curry, both of
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
April 1G. — George R. Ray, of Boston, and Mary E. Boyden, of
April 27. — Fergus A. Easton and Mary E. Pratt, both of Hyde
May 25. — Charles A. Allen and Delia Baker, both of Hyde
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
June 18. — Francis Logan, of Hyde Park, and Annie Gralvin, of
June 18. — Michael Mulcahy and Isabella Graham, both of Hyde
June 18. — James G-lispin and Margaret Collins, both of Hyde
July 2. — Gideon B. Willarcl and Eliza A. Folsom, both of Hyde
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
July 30. — Michael Larry, of Milton, and Man Welsh, of Hyde
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
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
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
Sept. 17. — James Dunn and Bridget Burke, both of Hyde Park.
Sept. 22. — Leander Terry, of Hyde Park, and Hannah S. Evans,
Sept. 28. — William A. Grant and Teresa A. Lyons, both of Hyde
Sept. 28. — James Ross, of Boston, and Rosanna D. Arcy, of
Sept. 28. — James Scoon, of Hyde Park, and Mary A. Blair, of
Oct. 1 — James E. Lyons and Annie Sarsfield, both of Hyde
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
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
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
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
Number of Deaths in Hyde Park in 1871 — 95.
Sex not returned, ........ 1
American parentage, 41
Irish " 15
..Scotch " ........
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.
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
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.
HENRY B. TERRY,
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 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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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, ,
1st Ass't "
2d " »
Clerk and Treasurer.
Pipemen — Jas. F. Peppard, Edward E. Luther, Thos. F. Smith
Leading Hosemen — M. S. Sullivan, John Barnwell, Robert Blca
kie, Samuel Bickford, William O'Connell, John M. Brown, P. H.
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
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.
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.
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.
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-
April 9 — Union Vise Co., manufactory. Loss $35,000. In-
April 10— G. H. Nott, brush.
April 11 — Owen Hews, false alarm.
May 21 , brush.
May 28 — Calvin Boyden, house. Loss $2,000. Insurance
Nov. — O. Hewes, hay. Loss $100.
Nov. 9 — B. H. and E. R. R. station. Loss
Nov. 9 —W. J. R. Evans, brush.
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.
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
We have to ask for an appropriation of $3,000, for the following
Pay of Enginemen and Members, . $1,325 00
Pay of Steward, 936 00
Incidentals, • 739 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-
One fuel wagon.
Six " boxes.
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.
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.
One large feather duster.
One dust brush.
Four scrub brushes.
One floor brush.
One flue brush.
Three mammoth spitboxes.
Seven small "
Twelve office chairs.
Two chamber chairs.
Five chair cushions.
Two office tables.
Nine long tables.
Three window curtains.
Four woollen blankets.
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.
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.
Four stone-china bowls.
One mustard-pot and spoon.
Five knives and forks.
One carving knife.
One cheese knife.
Seventy-five feet of hose for force-
One large trough for washing hose.
Seventy feet rope.
Three firemen's trumpets.
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.
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-
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,
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
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-
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
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
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
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
service present, connected with the same ' company, shall perform the du-
ties of foreman.
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.
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
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.
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
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING.
The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on the first Monday of
March in each year.
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
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
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 in any public or exposed place is prohibited.
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
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.
It shall be the duty of the Constables of the Town to see that the
laws of the Commonwealth relating to Truancy are enforced.
. 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
The foregoing By-Laws were adopted by the Town of Hyde Park,
at a Town Meeting held March 27th, 1871.
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.