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SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF HYDE PARK, 



REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN AND OTHER 
TOWN OFFICERS, 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 15th, 1874. 



HYDE PARK: 

PRINTED AT THE. NORFOLK COUNTY GAZETTE OFFICE 

l874. 






SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF HYDE PARK, 



REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN AND OTHER 
TOWN OFFICERS, 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 15th, 1874. 



HYDE PARK: 
PRINTED AT THE NORFOLK GOUNTY GAZETTE OFFICE. 



1874. 



OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK, 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 2d, 1874. 



SELECTMEN AND SURVEYORS OP HIGHWAYS : 

HENRY GREW,' MARTIN L. WHITCHER, BEN J. F. RADFORD. 



ASSESSORS, OVERSEERS OF THE POOR AND BOARD OP HEALTH : 

HENRY A. DARLING, JOHN M. TWICHELL, EDWIN R. WALKER. 

town clerk: 
HENRY B. TERRY. 

TREASURER : 

DAVID D. RANLETT. 
Treasurer pro tern., appointed by the Selectmen to fill the unexpired 
term of David D. Ranlett, — Edward S. Hathaway. 

collector : 
HENRY A. RICH. 

school committee: 

THEODORE D. WELD term expires, 1876. 

HOBART M. CABLE " " 1876. 

Rev. AMOS WEBSTER , " " 1875. 

Rev. PERLEY B. DAVIS... " " 1875. 

JOHN D. SHERMAN " " 1874. 

Rev. ROBERT SCOTT " " 1874. 

AUDITORS : 

HENRY S. BUNTON, BENJAMIN C. VOSE, WILLIAM H. TAPLIN. 

constables : 

BENJ. F. KIDDER, JEREMIAH CORBETT, 

THOMAS FRENCH, (resigned.) JEROME MATHEWSON, 

ALBERT GREENWOOD, JOHN M. TWICHELL, 

CHARLES JACOBS, (appointed by Selectmen to fill vacancy.) 

pound-keeper : 
HENRY A. RICH. 
sealer op weights and measures : . 
WILLIAM HEUSTIS. 

EIRE department: 

II. N. HIBBARD, Chief Engineer. 
ENOCH P. DAVIS and ROBERT BLEAKIE, Asst. Engineers. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



Fellow Citizens, — We feel it to be a part of our duty to 
present with this report some information concerning those 
interests of the town which are especially entrusted to the 
care of the Selectmen, and which cannot be gathered from 
other pages of this book. The Highways are in a condition as 
good as Can be expected, when the extent of the same, and the 
means expended, are considered, and will compare most favor- 
ably with those of other towns similarly circumstanced. They 
are, indeed, frequently and favorably commented upon by our 
observant citizens, as well as by visitors who are permitted 
to enjoy the luxury of a drive through our well-finished streets. 

Our clean, gravel sidewalks, (of which, by the way, we have 
more miles than has any other town of like population within 
the commonwealth,) command the praise of those who, for 
want of other means of locomotion, or from preference, make 
use of them. If kept in their present excellent condition, 
there appears to be no reason why our townsmen should 
walk otherwise than uprightly. The work in this department 
has been performed by the town force, with here and there a 
small contract alotted to one or another of our citizens. 

We have recently been called upon to lay out a part of 
Central avenue, and a part of Summit street, both of which 
will be ready for your consideration at an early day. Papers 
have been forwarded to the County Commissioners praykig 
for a continuation of Charles street (formerly known as 
White's crossing) across the Boston & Providence Railroad, 
to Central Park avenue. There appears to be a necessity for 
a town-way at this point, and if one can be laid out at grade, 
and constructed at a reasonable cost, we think it will be wise 
to hasten its completion. The County Commissioners have 
also been requested to order the establishment of a gate at 
the crossing of the Boston, Hartford & Erie Railroad at Fair- 
mount avenue, and the Boston & Providence Railroad Cor- 
poration have been asked to maintain flagmen at the cross- 



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ings of the railroad at West street and Metropolitan avenue, 
all of which requests will, we hope, be granted, as at all these 
points, life and limb are too often imperilled. 

At one of your late meetings you authorized us to purchase 
gravel land, for the future needs of the town. As yet we have 
received but few proposals from land owners, and, as most of 
these came after the falling of snow, we have had but little 
opportunity to select. Therefore at this time we have made 
no purchase, but may, however, buy some parcel before this 
reaches you. 

The street lamps have been increased from seventy-six to 
one hundred and four, and the expense for their keeping is 
now at the rate of twenty-four hundred dollars per annum. 
We have contracted with the New England Gas Light Co., 
of Boston, for the maintenance of the lights ; using their 
burners, which is the subject of a recent invention. Although 
the quantity and quality of the light has not, at all times, 
been satisfactory, we can say that the party to the other 
part of the contract has striven to serve us, been prompt 
to correct faults, and has, latterly, given as much light as the 
terms of agreement require, while for brilliancy it equals the 
best. Some very late improvements have been made, both in 
lantern and material burned, and we can but think that it 
will be for the interest of the town to renew the agreement 
with the before-named company, at the expiration of the pres- 
ent term of contract. 

In accordance with instructions received at the meeting 
holden May 6, 1873, we have organized a police force, estab- 
lishing rules for its government, which you will find appended 
hereto. The members of the force are, we believe, men of 
good character, and faithful in the performance of their duty. 
In the general good order maintained in our streets, and in 
the greater sense of security felt in our homes, may be found 
encomium more eloquent than any that may be here written, 
and (may we hope) a satisfactory offset to this additional ex- 
pense. 

HENRY GREW, 

MARTIN L. WHITCHER, 
BENJ. F. RADFORD. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



Rules and Regulations for its Government. 



" The force shall be under the control of the Selectmen, or of 
some person appointed by them as Supervisor of the Police. 

" The Selectmen shall make all appointments to the service, and 
shall keep a book in which shall be entered the name, age, birth- 
place, and date of service of each member of the department, to- 
gether with all accounts and expenses of the same. 

" The* Selectmen may suspend from duty any member of the 
force, upon the existence of any cause which to them may seem 
sufficient. 

" The appointing power designs to select men for duty with a 
view to their fitness for the position and usefulness in th& service ; 
therefore the applicant must possess the following qualifications : — 

" First — He must be a citizen of the United States, and have been a resident of the 
Town for at least one year. 

" Second— He must be not over forty-five or under twenty-one years of age when first 
appointed. 

" Third— He must be in sound health, of industrious habits, and of good moral char' 
acter. 

" All applications must be made in the handwriting of the candidate for office. 

''Before entering upon duty the officer shall subscribe to the following oath, to be 

administered by the Town Clerk, viz. :— ' I, , do solemnly swear 

that I will discharge all the duties incumbent on me as a police officer of Hyde Park, to 
ihe best of my ability,— So help me God.' 

" Each member must be of peaceable manners, quiet and civil 
in his deportment, respectful .to the community, decorous, and 
cleanly in person and dress, prompt and zealous in action, ener- 
getic, patient and discreet in the performance of his duty ; refrain- 
ing from violent, coarse, or profane language. 

" Punctual attendance, prompt obedience to orders, and confor- 
mity to the rules of the department will be firmly required. 

" No member shall, while in the employ of the department, make 
use of any intoxicating liquor or malt liquor as a beverage. 
Prompt dismissal will follow any infraction of this rule. 

" No member shall accept from any source reward or gift what- 



soever for services rendered while on duty, unless with the written 
consent of the Selectmen ; nor then, unless he has, in writing, 
stated the nature and extent of such service. 

" Each officer will be furnished with a numbered badge, which 
ordinarily must be exposed to sight, and he shall state his name 
and number when demanded. 

" The officer must enforce the statute laws and by-laws of the 
Town, and will be required to attend to the following specific 
duties, together with such others as may be added by the Select- 
men or their representative : — 

'* He must furnish such information, and render such aid, when 
requested, as is consistent with his duty. He shall direct strangers, 
when solicited, the best way to their places of destination, and, if 
necessary, accompany them thither. 

" He shall deliver lost children to their friends, or to a place of 
refuge, and shall render immediate aid in case of accident or sud- 
den illness occurring on the street, ascertaining all the particulars 
thereof, and making record of the same. 

" While on duty, he must note all street and sidewalk obstruc- 
tions, and all defects in the streets or sidewalks, from which acci- 
dents might occur, and he must ' remove all obstacles, and make 
safe all dangerous places, if practicable ; if not within his means 
so to do, he will notify the Selectmen without loss of time. 

" He shall notify the Selectmen of places where noisome, danger- 
ous, or unwholesome trade is carried on, or where buildings are in 
a condition dangerous to those in or around them. 

" He shall weekly report as to the condition of the street lamps, 
where the same are not lighted at the proper time, or too early ex- 
tinguished, or where unclean, or giving insufficient light. 

" Where sweepings, garbage, dead animals, or other nuisance is 
thrown into the street, he shall notify the party responsible for the 
offence, and, if repeated, shall report to the Selectmen. 

" He must, as far as practicable, keep an oversight of dwellings 
and stores, and see that the entrances from the street are properly 
secured at night, or give such notice to the occupant, that they 
may be made safe. 

" He must watch unoccupied buildings, to prevent depredations ; 
and where property is carelessly or unnecessarily exposed, he will 
make known the fact to the person in charge thereof. 

•" He must be vigilant to prevent fires, and make reasonable ef- 



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fort to procure the removal of combustible rubbish from the 
vicinity of buildings. If it comes to his knowledge that any pro- 
perty is in an unusually hazardous condition, he will communicate 
the fact to one of the Engineers of the Fire Department. 

" On discovering a fire, the officer shall first see if it cannot be 
extinguished without assistance. If it cannot, or if he hears the 
alarm from another party, he will at once spring his rattle, and 
take such other means for gathering the community as may be at 
hand. 

" The officer present at a fire will, as far as possible, protect ex- 
posed property, and will also endeavor to keep lookers-on away 
from falling walls, or aloof from any other threatening danger. If 
near the bridges, he will see that they are not too heavily loaded 
with people or fire apparatus. 

" The officer may question or examine any person found abroad 
after ten o'clock in the night, whom he may suspect of having un- 
lawful designs ; and, if such person fails to give a satisfactory ac- 
count of his purposes, he may be taken into custody. 

" The officer must strictly watch the conduct of persons of known 
bad character, or those whom he suspects of having unlawful de- 
signs, and to the utmost of his power prevent the commission of 
contemplated crimes. 

" When a disturbance occurs he must repair to the spot and 
endeavor to restore order. If a person commits a crime or feloni- 
ous assault, or otherwise disturbs the peace, such person shall be 
taken to the lock-up, to await such disposal as the law provides. 

" If at any time the officer is opposed in the performance of his 
duty, he will spring his rattle, and such other policemen as may be 
within hearing shall hasten to the spot and render such assistance 
as may be needed. 

" It shall be the duty of the officer to keep a record of his doings, 
with claj' and date, and lie shall therein enter a note of all matters 
of importance transpiring within his district, and connected with 
his duty. Such books shall be delivered to the Selectmen when 
wanted." 

The foregoing rules and regulations are approved this sixteenth 

day of June, a. d. eighteen hundred and seventy-three. 

HENRY GREW, 

M. L. WHITCHER, 

BENJ. F. RADFORD. 
Hyde Park, June 22, 1873. 



THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Report of the Board of Engineers. 



Engineers' Office, | 

Hyde Park, January 15, 1874. \ 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of Hyde Park : — 

Gentlemen : Having nearly reached the end of our official term, 
we herewith submit for your consideration our report for the year 
ending with date. The needful to enable our Department to meet 
the requirements for which it was created may be stated, namely : 

First, — A good supply of water in Everett square. 

Second, — Proper and numerous landings along our river and 
brooks. These requisites are imperative. 

Horses should be provided by the town to take the engines to 
fires ; and we would suggest that it be done in the following man- 
ner : As the town employs some six to eight men and four horses 
on the highways, in case of a fire, that force might be placed under 
the control of the Engineers of the Fire Department ; the Select- 
men and Engineers co-operating to the extent of having such horses 
as the Department could use to advantage, and employing men who 
would be valuable assistants in time of fire ; the drivers of the 
horses to sleep in the engine-house, so as to be always ready when 
an alarm is given. 

The highway force could be made serviceable at a fire in many 
ways, such as picking up and washing hose, and otherwise taking 
care of the Department property, when the firemen are on duty or 
exhausted by their labors. 



List of Fires in Hyde Park from January 15th, 1873, 
to January 15th, 1874. 

May. — House of Arthur O'Neal, Walnut street. Slightly dam- 
aged ; loss $150 ; fully insured ; cause accident. 



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June 7. — Hyde Park Woolen Mill. Partially destroyed ; loss 
),000 ; fully insured ; cause of fire unknown. 

June 22. — Thompson's Planing Mill, Bridge street. Loss $5000 ; 
cause of fire incendiary ; partially insured. 

Juby. — Pest-house, located in the woods south of Dana avenue. 
Loss $300 ; cause of fire, incendiary ; no insurance. 

August. — Hopkirk house, corner of River street and Central 
Park avenue. Loss $2000 ; cause of fire, defective flue. 

By the above statement it will be seen that the town has suf- 
fered heavily — one of these fires being the most disastrous since the 
incorporation of the town, but the amount of property saved at 
this conflagration by the services of our feeble department, ought 
to encourage our citizens to be liberal in their appropriations. 

This Board would respectfully ask of the town an appropria- 
tion of $4500, to meet the expenses of the Department for the 
coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. N. IIIBBARD. 
E. P. DAVIS, 
ROBERT BLEAKIE, 

Engineers of Hyde Park Fire Department. 



ASSESSORS' REPORT. 



The amount voted to be raised for 1873 for State, County and 
Town tax, was $97,100, and the amount added for overlayings was 
$570.63, making a total of $97,670.63 ; this amount being $10,- 
736.63 in excess of the amount raised by taxation in 1872. 

The gain in property for the year not having been sufficient to 
meet the increased tax levy, it was found necessary to increase the 
rate to $12.50 per $1000. 

The Board would call the attention of the real estate owners of 
the town to the importance of having in their possession, plans of 
their various parcels of land, as the frequent division of lots made 
in sales render it almost impossible for the Assessors, in many 
instances, to determine, with any degree of accuracy, the quantity 
of land to be assessed ; and it is not until after the tax is propor- 
tioned, and bills delivered, that they are enabled to learn from in- 
terested parties of errors in the assessment, which could easily 
have been avoided by having such plans to refer to in doubtful 
cases. 

We again urge the importance of making a separate department 
of the Boards of Health and Poor, as the work of the Assessors 
requu'e the undivided attention of the whole Board, and we trust 
that the citizens will recognize the force of this suggestion, the 
truth of which becomes more apparent year after year. 

Number of inhabitants May 1, 1873 6,750 

Number of polls 1,817 

Number of dwelling-houses 1,121 

Number of scholars between the ages of live and fifteen, 1,306 

Number of horses 227 

Number of cows 45 

Number of dogs 233 

Number of families 1,407 

Valuation of Real Estate $6,608,179.00 

Valuation of Personal Properly 9 Jl, 636. 00 

Total valuation $7,509,815.00 

H. A. DARLING. 
JOHN M. TWICHELL, 
EDWIN R. WALKER, 

Assessors, 



DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES. 



SCHOOLS. — Teachers' Salaries. 



Paid F. W. Freeborn, - 

G. M. Fellows, 

G. T. Wiggin, 

J. W. Brown, - 

H. H. Gould, 

Miss L. A. Dutton, 
" F. E. Weld, - 
" E. A. George, 
' l E. L. Oliver, 
u J. S. Hammond, 
" L. S. Currier, 
" E. A. Marshall, 
" L. W. Loker, 
'' S. S. Lancaster, 
" L. Dunbar, 
" J. C. Alexander, 
" H. M. Oliver, 

Mrs. C. F. Cutler, 

Miss M. E. Libby, 
A. P. Barnes, 

E. L. Wiswell, 
H. J. Folsom, 
M. A. Alexander, 
A. M. Gilpatric, 
M. B. Witherbee, 
M. E. Steele, 
S. A. Everett, 
L. A. Adams, 

F. Brown, 
K. V. Smith, 
F. J. Emerson, 



$1850 00 
1600 00 
1600 00 
1600 00 
1600 00 
725 00 
625 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
600 00 
585 00 
575 00 
560 00 
560 00 
560 00 
540 00 
520 00 
480 00 
407 50 
382 50 
300 00 
300 00 
300 00 
275 00 
275 00 



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Paid Miss I. M. Leseur, 
" C. E. Wallser, 
" P.W.Tracy, 

" L. A. Littlefield, 

" E. E. Webster, - 

" C. W. Clay, 
H. J. Whittemore, teacher of music, 
G. Talbot, instructor in French, 



SCHOOLS. — For Fuel and Janitors. 

Paid Brigham & Piper — fuel, 

NealBros., " - 

Luther Neal, " 

Luther Eaton, " 

J. B. Farrington, " 

M. L. Whitcher, cash paid for care of buildings, 



A. C. Clapp, 
I. Foreman, 
Thomas Barden, 
Thomas Kelley, 
Thomas Kenny, 
Isaac Newton, 
George James, 
Thomas Graham, 



Janitor, 



Teachers' salaries as above, 
Total school expenditures, 



$240 00 


200 00 


110 00 


100 00 


62 50 


27 50 


1050 00 


67 50 


$23,477 50 



$1454 62 


269 95 


15 38 


18 00 


21 25 


40 00 


328 00 


50 00 


132 00 


135 00 


54 00 


57 50 


32 50 


87 50 


$2,695 70 


23,477 50 



$26,173 20 



Cr. 



By amount of appropriation, 
Balance unexpended, 



$29,000 00 
$2,826 80 



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INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid D. M. Easton, police duty and delivering town 

reports, $30 50 

L. F. Lawrence & Co., books for treasurer, . . 15 75 

M. Underhill, police duty, &c, . . . . 17 00 

Benj. F. Kidder, " " . . . . 26 00 
J. M. Twichell, ascertaining number of births, dis- 
tributing circulars and notifying abutters on 

streets, . 68 50 

Hilclreth & Getchell, printing, .... 255 00 

E. M. Pratt, stationeiy and blank-books, . . 33 27 
G. A. Whitcher, distributing school reports, , . 16 00 
D. M. Easton, lighting street lamps, . . . 562 00 
Henry S. Adams, cash paid recording deeds, . 3 00 
Henry A. Darling, insurance policies, . *. . 120 00 
Phillips & Taber, repairing and glazing street lan- 
terns, . . . . . . . . 53 11 

J. Waterhouse, dinners for county officers, . . 3 00 

M. T. Hatch, repairing street lanterns, . 9 00 

Neal Bros., coal, 20 21 

Thomas French, services as constable, . . 10 00 

John Miles, coal, ...... 5 25 

Lewis & Clary, expressing, ..... 1 50 

Gray & Davis, obtaining conveyances for asses- 
sors, 100 00 

Geo. Pye, surveying, ...... 10 00 

R. L. Gay & Co., letter press blank books and 

stationery, . . . . . . . 92 72 

Globe Gas Burner Co., lighting street lamps, . 371 84 
C. W. Turner, obtaining releases of right of way 

in Oak street, ....... 235 00 

B. F. Kidder, repairing lamps and posts and cart- 
ing lamps, 27 55 

Joshua Wilder, meals for tramps and prisoners, . 13 60 
Howard Watch & Clock Co., standard 3 T ard mea- 
sure, 10 00 

S. A. Bradbury, rent of office for clerk, treasurer 

and collector, ....... 104 00 

Rinaldo Williams, part payment on engine-house 

contract, 182 17 



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Paid Peter McClellan, carting street lamps, 

C. Heniy Adams, sign for tax collector, 
Getchell, Moseley & Goodwillie, printing, . 
H. B. Briggs, carting street lamps, 

D. D. Ranlett, cash paid out, 
P. C. Clapp & Son, broom, oil, chimneys, &c, 
J. H. Burdakin, recording deeds, 
Boynton & Rogers, pump breaks, lanterns and 

labor, ...... 

N. England Gas Light Co., lighting street lamps 
S. A. Davis, bill posting, ..... 

Little, Brown & Co., supplement to statutes, 

Clary & Ryan, expressing, 

T. C. Callanan, repairing slate, 

H. A. Rich, collecting taxes (1872), . 

H. B. Terry, recording births, marriages 

deaths, and cash paid out, . . . 

Benj. E. Phillips, repairing street lanterns, . 
Hyde Park Free Public Library, rent, insurance 

printing, &c, . 
T. P. Swift, building fence at Readville pond, 
N. H. Tucker, coal, ..... 
L. W. Osgood, legal services in murder trial, 
Waldo Colburn, " " in highway matters 
Joel F. Goodwin, labor and material, . 
H. A. Rich, collecting taxes on account, 1873, 
" postage, ..... 

E. S. Hathaway, cash paid out, . 



and 



$10 50 


1 


25 


173 


25 


1 


25 


13 


00 


5 


38 


.4 


25 


28 


20 


973 


78 


1 


25 


5 


10 


10 


30 


35 


39 


600 


00 


136 


75 


47 


05 


334 


59 


52 


68 


15 


00 


35 


00 


15 


00 


3 


92 


500 


00 


21 


25 


4 


00 



$5,424 11 



SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. 

Paid John D. Sherman, cash paid for repairing Damon 
school-house, ........ 

National School Furniture Co., school furniture, 

Zimmerman & Co., window shades, 

A. C. Clapp, cleaning school-house, labor and ma- 
terial, and cash paid out, .... 

Robert Bl«&kie, rent of school-house and damage, 



$16 


00 


849 


00 


39 


00 


62 


52 


241 


25 



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Paid Hildreth & Getehell, printing, 

J. L. Hammett, hand-bell, maps, books, chairs, &c 

Henry A. Darling, insurance, 

Lyman Khodes, printing school reports, 

H. J. Whittemore, school books, 

M. E. Noble, " 

Morss & Whyte, wire cloth, 

Lee & Shepard, school books, 

¥m. 0. Haskell & Son, black-board, desks, chairs 

&c, 

J. A. Paine, labor and material, . 

Lewis & Clary, expressing, 

Geo. W. Hanscom, labor at Grew school-house, 

Addie M. Gilpatric, paper, pens and pencils, 

A. "Webster, cash paid out, . 

J. M. Williams, labor and material, 

Jos. M. Perry, " 

M. Finlen, " 

R. McClellan, cleaning school-house, 

Thomas Sweeney, " 

O. A. Smith, rent of room for school committee, 

American Tablet Manufacturing Co., black-boards, 

L. W. & L. Cowles, labor and materials, 

Boynton & Rogers, " 

Benj. F. Leach, lumber, &c, 

Isaac Newton, labor, . . . 

Getehell, Moseley & Goodwillie, printing, 

H. M. Cable, cash paid engraving high school 

diploma, . . 

Ginn Bros., charts, &c, 
S. S. Bunker, repairing school-house, . 
Clary & Ryan, expressing, 
Thomas Hall, school apparatus, . 
Thomas Graham, cleaning cellar, 
Nichols & Hall, parchment and printing, 
Quincy Dyer, nails, .... 
Lucy L. Currier, hand bell, 
John M. Twichell, cash paid out, 
Thompson, Brown & Co., books, . 
G. W. Noyes, glazing, 
Geo. S. Wheeler, tuning pianos, . 



$11 00 

158 89 

270 00 

55 00 

8.52 

102 16 
19 62 
60 00 

44 77 
67 06 

6 90 
14 00 

14 50 

18 17 

103 20 

19 44 
8 50 

15 30 
24 00 

112 50 
101 60 

14 00 
40 18 
11 22 

7 00 
21 00 

60 00 
51 25 

8 91 
7 95 

184 70 
7 00 
7 00 
2 59 
2 00 
11 56 
6 50 
4 25 

15 00 



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Paid C. H. Snaith, locks, keys, &c, . 

A. C. Stockin, books, .... 
Stark & Stickney, labor and material, . 
J. B. Farrington, labor, men and teams, 
E. D. Savage, oil, . ■ . 

School incidentals, 
Other incidental expenses, 

Credit. 
By amount of appropriation, 
Balance unexpended, 



$2 50 
38 40 
28 60 
10 00 
1 00 

£2,985 51 
5,424 11 

£8,409 62 

L 1,000 00 
£2,590 38 



EXPENSE FOR HIGHWAYS. 

Paid J. M. Twichell, cash paid J. Lloyd for labor on 

streets, 

James Colleary, labor on streets, . 
Michael Rogers, " 

Patrick McNally, " 

Patrick Haley, " 

Thomas Crehan, " 

William Thompson " 
Alexander Foley, " 

Edward McQuillan, " 
Daniel Mahoney, " 

David Higgins, repairing fence, . 
J. B. Farrington, labor, men and teams 
Lewis & Adams, grain, 
Samuel Gannett, " . 

E. D. Savage, " hay and straw, 
C. P. Tower, surveying, 
George Pye, " . . 

G. L. Richardson, " 
B. Swan, breaking out roads, 
" fence, at reservoir, 
G. W. Hanscom, labor and materials, 
Neal Bros., straw, 
T. P. Swift, labor and materials, . 



$6 00 

556 80 

772 50 

456 72 

555 24 

567 49 

66 50 

270 80 

500 89 

3 50 

14 94 

83 76 

82 30 

147 10 
143 32 

5 00 

148 00 
3 00 

10 00 

30 00 

53 45 

8 83 

598 37 



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Paid Quincy Dyer, locks, hammers, shovels, rakes, &c., 

M. Duggan, paving on Highland street and Mil- 
ton avenue, 

J. Johnston, shoes, tires, repairing hearse, shoeing 
horses, &c., 

D. W. Phipps, labor, men and teams, . 

John Downey, removing stone on River street, &c 

R. Williams, labor and material, . 

J; Corbett, 11 loads paving stones, and filling on 
River street, 

Jas. Gr. Dow, labor and material, 

Hugh McGlaughlin, paving, 

Patrick Dolan, labor and material, 

J. M. Williams, repairs on Fairmount bridge, 

J. F. Nolan, bits, and repairs on harnesses, . 

David Higgins, labor and materials, 

Charles Jacobs, cash paid for teams, . 

Credit. 
By amount of appropriation, 

Balance unexpended, 



$19 10 



36 25 



76 


73 


46 


00 


232 


50 


16 


30 


231 


00 


7 


25 


86 


50 


42 


00 


1 


25 


13 


55 


5 


00 


5 


00 



$5,902 94 



8,000 00 
52,098 94 



SALARIES. 

Paid Henry Grew, services as Selectman and Surveyor 

of Highways, $300 00 

Martin L. Whitcher, services as Selectman and 

Surveyor of Highways, ..... 300 00 

Benj. F. Radford, services as Selectman and Sur- 
veyor of Highways, . 300 00 

Henry B. Terry, services as Town Clerk and 

Clerk of Selectmen, 300 00 

Henry A. Darling, services as Assessor and Over- 
seer of the Poor, . . '. . . . 300 00 

John M. Twichell, services as Assessor and Over- 
seer of the Poor, 300 00 

E. R. Walker, services as Assessor and Overseer 

of the Poor, . . . , , . . 300 00 



20 



Paid David D. Ranlett, services as Treasurer, 

Edward S. Hathaway, " pro tern, 

Rev. P. B. Davis, services as School Committee, 

John D. Sherman, " " 

Rev. Robert Scott, " " 

H. M. Cable, " " 

Rev. Amos Webster, services as School Committee 

and Clerk of same, 

Henry S. Bunton, services as Auditor, 

E. R. Walker, " " . 

Wm. Heustis, services as Sealer of Weights and 

Measures, ........ 

Wm. Heustis, services as Sealer of Weights and 

measures, 1872, ...... 



Cr. 



By amount of appropriation, 
Balance unexpended, 



1,300 00 



$300 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 

200 00 
25 00 
25 00 

55 00 

57 00 
$3,262 00 



$38 00 



EXPENSES FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Splicer Hose Co. No. 3, pay roll, 

Rough & Ready S. F. Engine Co., No. 2, payroll, 
Norfolk Hook & Ladder Co., No. 1, " 

Good Will S. F. Engine Co., No. 1. " 

E. P. Davis, services as engineer, 1872, 
Wm. U. Fairbairn, services as engineer, 1872, 
H. N. Hibbard, " " " 
Joshua Wilder, services as steward, and cash paid 

out, 

R. Corson, drawing engines to fires, 
Geo. W. Adler, books, .... 

Small, Haines & Co., rope, oil, vise, files, &c, 
Small, Haines & Co., hose, . . . 
J. W. Bean, services as engineman, 

F. A. Sweet, " " 
H. E. Hunt, " " 
J. Waterhouse, meals for firemen, 

, C. Spring, repairs on engines, 



$386 94 


432 


46 


339 


59 


435 


36 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


724 


76 


58 


00 


7 


50 


40 


79 


1,467 


40 


14 


58 


37 


50 


50 


00 


38 


00 


11 


70 



21 



Paid J. Johnston, repairs on engine, . 
P. V. Eldredge, " 
Cole Bros., " 

Boynton & Rogers, " . . 

W. S. Everett, medical attendance on W. H 

box, 

Finlen & Co., plastering at engine-house, 

H. R. Bishop & Co., fire ladders, 

E. W. Moffatt, raising bell, 

Stone & Tuttle, baiting horses at Woolen 

fire, 

Boston, Hartford & Erie R.R. Co., freight, 
D. D. Burns, refreshments at fire, 
Hunneman & Co., repairing hose, &c, . 
Brigham & Piper, coal, 
R. Williams, labor and materials, 
Sanford & Runnells, groceries, 
Patrick Haley, driving horses at fire, . 
James Colleary, " " 

C. L. Farnsworth, rolls and milk, 



Credit. 
By amount of appropriation, 

Expended in excess of appropriation, 



Tar 



Mill 



$42 50 


8 


00 


177 


70 


14 


35 


33 


58 


12 


00 


33 


75 


15 


77 


5 


00 


2 


40 


3 


50 


47 


50 


280 


10 


11 


67 


14 


41 


6 


00 


6 


00 


5 


50 



b,839 31 



4,200 00 
$639 31 



EXPENSE FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE POOR. 



Paid T. F. Sumner, medical attendance, 
Charles Sturtevant, " 
C. C. Hayes, " 

C. L. Edwards, " 

O. M. Lord, groceries, 
P. C. Clapp & Son, groceries, 
Miles & Silsbury, " 

P. S. Conlan, " 

Sanford & Runnells, " 
Owen Hughes, " 



$15 00 
72 05 
23 00 
61 00 
23 23 
35 00 

192 14 

5 00 

26 39 

15 00 



22 



Paid R. Wright, groceries, . . . . . 

M. Galligan, " 

Geo. Stetson, attendance on J. W. Crowell (case 

of small-pox), 

J. M. Twichell, cash paid on account of poor, 

Hildreth & Getchell, printing, 

J. E. Piper, cash paid J. Lloyd, . 

N. H. Tucker, provisions, . 

W. H. Bailey, rent of house for Butler, 

State Lunatic Hospital at Taunton, board of H 

W. Hammond and H. E Hutchinson, 
State Reform School at Westboro, board of M 

Connors, ...... 

J. "Wilder, meals for tramps, 

Neal Bros., coal and wood, ... 

P. B. Whittemore, coffins and burial of Thos 

Ryan, M. Sheehan and M. Delaney, 
M. E. Noble, medicine, .... 
J. B. Farrington, wood, .... 
N. H. Tucker, coal, ..... 
Charles Jacobs, meals for tramps, 
H. C. Chamberlain, six pair blankets, 
J. B. Walker, teams, ..... 
Getchell, Moseley & Goodwillie,- printing, . 
J. D. McAvoy, coal, ..... 
Jones & Robinson, coal, .... 
Benj. F. Radford, " .... 

C. L. Farnsworth, flour, 
A. C. Bass, boots and shoes, 
Boynton & Rogers, stoves, &c, . 
Peabody & Dows, provisions, 
Town of Dedham, board of Frederick Redding, 
S. Curley, " John Butler, 

Henry Grew, wood, ..... 
City of Boston, board of L. Withington, 



Credit. 

By amount of appropriation, . . $1,500 00 

" transferred from incidental 

appropriation, . . . 2,590 38 



$10 


00 


5 


00 


16 


00 


685 


40 


22 


50 


9 


80 


37 


83 


8 


00 



272 25 

6 50 
90 78 

74 83 

68 50 
16 74 

2 00 
162 00 

5 80 
18 00 
12 00 
18 75 
28 50 

5 00 

153 00 

20 00 

15 50 

12 35 

1 45 

180 81 

12 00 

52 00 

60 00 

5,551 10 



23 



By amount transferred from highway ap- 
propriation, . 

Balance unexpended, 



^2,098 94 



5,189 32 
5,638 22 



EXPENSES FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Charles Jacobs, police duty, 
Bruce Dunn, " 

Benj. F. Kidder, " 

John M. Twichell, u 
O. L. Neal, " 

M. H. Oliver, 

F. H. Caffin, " 
E. W. Moffatt, 
Jeremiah Corbett, "■ 
William Jordan, " 
S. H. King, 
Jerome Mathewson, " 
Henry A. Rich, " 1872 
R. L. Gay & Co., stationery and books, 
John E. Bowker & Co., hand-cuffs, rattles, &c. 
Geo. W. Sills, shaving prisoners, 
Joshua Wilder, meals for prisoners, 
J. M. Perry, painting and stock, 
C. Riley, board of witnesses, 
T. Balaw, guarding prisoners, 
Chas. Jacobs, expense of two trips to New York 

with prisoner, .... 
Jacobs & Co., rent of office, 
S. B. Coffin, meals for prisoners, 

G. A. Grover, guarding prisoners, 
J. B. Walker, conveyance of prisoners and wit 

nesses in Donnelly murder case, 
Chas. H. Snaith, keys, &c 
T. P. Swift, repairing station-house, . 
Boynton & Rogers, lamp, stoves, &c, 
C. L. Farnsworth, crackers for tramps, 



$572 


98 


563 


37 


494 


00 


103 


00 


37 


00 


4 


00 


7 


50 


6 


57 


7 


00 


17 


00 


19 


00 


60 


50 


6 


50 


7 


50 


52 


75 


1 


50 


1 


75 


28 


50 


10 


00 


24 


00 


35 


00 


21 


00 


21 


00 


4 


25 


9 


55 


9 


70 


22 


26 


30 


60 


3 


50 



^2,181 28 



24 

Credit. 
By amount of appropriation, .... $3,000 00 



Balance unexpended, . . . . $818 72 



EXPENDED ON THE GREENWOOD SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Paid George Pye, surveying. . . . . . $10 00 

Finlen & Co., labor and material, 

Boynton & Rogers, pump, .... 

P. Rooney, grading grounds (on acct.), 
B. Swan, labor, men and teams, . 

Credit. 
^By balaaaee from 1872, 



24 


50 


20 


44 


400 


00 


234 


00 


$688 


94 


$750 36 



Balance unexpended, . . . . $61 42 



EXPENSE ON AN OUT-HOUSE FOR THE GREENWOOD 

SCHOOL. 

Paid M. Finlen, labor and material, .... $130 00 
M, M. Lane, " .... 84 00 

R. Williams, " .... 22 68 



$236 68 
Credit. 
By amount of appropriation, ..... $500 00 



Balance unexpended, . . . $263 32 



EXPENSE FOR BELL ON THE ENGINE HOUSE. 

Paid Wm. Blake & Co., bell and hangings, . . $482 17 

R. Williams, part payment for building a tower on 

the engine-house, 117 83 

$600 00 
Credit. 
By appropriation, $600 00 



25 



Town of Hyde Park in Account with Henry A. Rich, Collector of 

Taxes 



Jan. 15 


By uncollected Taxes, as per Account 
current dated Jan. 15, 1873. 


$1,089.83 
303.12 














$786.71 








$135.37 














$922.08 










$41,040.74 




















$7,336.88 








$33,703.86 








2,259.68 










$35,963.54 






$99,045.42 






























$53,400.90 


















, 




$45,644.52 










146.26 














$45,790.78 








To cash paid to Treasurer at sundry times, 




$82,676.40 






$82,676.40 


$82,676.40 



Hyde Pakk, Jan. 15, 1874. 



HENRY A. RICH, Collector of Taxes. 



The undersigned, having examined the accounts of the Selectmen 
and Collector of Taxes, hereby certify that the same are correct. 



HENRY S. BUNTON, 
W. H. TAI*LIN, 
B. C. VOSE, 



> Auditors. 



26 



AUDITORS' STATEMENT OF THE ASSETS 



TOWN PROPERTY. 



Grew School Building, Land and Personal Property $36,000 00 

Blake " " " 30.000 00 

Greenwood " " " 30,000 00 

Damon " " " 28,250 00 

Everett " " " 20,000 00 

Town Hall and Personal Property 22,500 00 

Fire Department ". 22,500 00 

Town Teams, &c, &c 1,200 00 

Lock-up, Fixtures and Bedding 600 00 

Furniture and Safes in Town Offices - 600 00 

Hearse ,. . . . 450 00 

Weights and Measures * 350 00 

$192,450 00 



SINKING FUND. 



Amount, January 15, 1874 $13,601 25 

Invested, viz : — 
Note, Town Brookline, dated March 26th, 1873, 

7 per cent $9,000 00 

Note, Town Brookline, dated Dec. 10th, 1873, 

7 per cent 4,000 00 

Deposit in Boston Five Cent Savings Bank (ac- 
crued interest.) 601 25 



INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK, JAN. 15, 1874. 

Amount due on notes at the close of last year $247,200 00 

Amount borrowed the current year, viz : 

Anticipation of Taxes $34,553 74 

On Funded Loan 30,000 00 

To pay Treasurer's Notes coming due during 

year 115,000 00 

179,553 74 

$420,753 14 

Amount paid Treasurer's Notes 142,725 00 

Total debt, January 15, 1874 $284,028 74 



27 



AND LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 



FUNDED LOAN. 



Boston Five Cent Savings Bank, due May 16, 1890 $30,000 

" " " " " Dec. 1,1875 27,000 

" " " " " " Aug. 15, 1877 15,000 

Mercantile Savings Bank, Boston, " May 16,1890 10,000 

" " " " " June 2,1876 20,000 

Home Savings Bank, Boston, " July 22,11181 20,000 

" " " " " Sept. 12,1881 20,000 

Inst, for Savings, Newburyport, " June 1,1860 10,000 

" " " " " Sept. 1,181)0 15,000 

" " " " " Nov. 15,1890 10;000 

" " " " " Jan. 1,1877 8,700 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, " Jan, 8,1884 30,000 



$215,700 00 



TEMPORARY LOAN. 



Treasurer's Notes, viz. :— Due Feb. 18 $5,000 00 

" 21 10,00000 

March 15 10,000 00 

" 18 10,00000 

" 20 10,00000 

" 21 5,00000 

April 29 5,000 00 

Demand Notes, viz. :— H. B. Wilbur, 10,000 00 

Sarah Hewins, 700 00 

L. A. Chapman, 675 00 

M . Kiggen , 1 ,953 74 



LESS. 



$68,328 74 



$284,028 74 



Taxes due and unpaid • • . $50,957 79 

Tax deeds 9,810 05 

Treasurer's balance, January 15, 1874 » 25,009 41 

Sinking fund 13,63125 

$99,378 50 
Leaves the net indebtedness. $184,650 24 



HENRY S. BUNTON, 
W. H. TAPLIN, • I 
B. C. VOSE, 



Auditors. 



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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT. 



The following are the statistics of Births, Intentions of Mar- 
riages, Marriages and Deaths, in Hyde Park, for the year ending 
December 31, 1873. 

BIRTHS. 

Number of Births registered in Hyde Park in 1873 — 184. 

Males . 93 

Females, 91 

The parentage of the children is as follows : 

Both parents American, . '., . . . . 81 

" English, 1 

" Scotch, '. 3 

" Irish, . . . . . . .. 45 

" British Provinces, . . . . . 11 

Mixed — One parent American . . . ... . 27 

Both parents of other nationalities, . . . . . 16 

Born in January, 15; February, 8; March, 15; April, 11; 

May, 12 ; June, 20 ; July, 15 ; August, 21 ; September, 15 ; 

October, 19 ; November, 15 ; December, 18. 



MARRIAGES. 

Number of Intentions of Marriages issued in 1873 — 81. 

Number of Marriages registered in 1873 — 69. 

Oldest Groom, 70 ; Youngest Groom, 19 ; Oldest Bride, 67 ; 
Youngest Bride, 16. 
Both parties American, ....... 32 



Both parties English, 

Both parties Irish, 

Both parties from British Provinces, 

Both parties of other foreign nationalities, 

Foreign and American, 

Married in January, 6 ; February, 4 ; March, 5 ; April, 6 



2 
15 
6 
5 
9 
May, 



7 ; June, 1 ; July, 10 ; August, 3 ; September, 2 ; October, 11 ; 
November, 5 ; December, 9. 



30 

The following are the names of the parties whose marriages 
were solemnized in 1873, certificates of which have been returned 
to this office : 

Jan. 1 . — George F. Smith and Catherine Hanson, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Jan. 7. — Andrew M. Boyden and Mary L. Kenna, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Jan. 16. — John Gatley and Margaret Carroll, both Hyde Park. 

Jan. 19. — Francis B. Lynch, of Hyde Park, and Annie I. Page, 
of South Boston. 

Jan. 28. — Patrick Colleary and Mary McCarty, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Jan. 18. — Charles Fills and Mary E. Middleton, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Feb. 4. — Michael McCarty and Mary Corliss, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Feb. 28. — James Colleary and Catherine Stevens, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Feb. 1. — William Stanley, of Spencer, and Lizzie Keene, of 
Boston. 

Feb, 9. — Robert S. Clisby and Dora J. Withington, both of East 
Dedham. 

March 27. — Greenleaf D. Farnum, of Hyde Park, and Clara A. 
Atwood, of Lynn. 

March 5. — Enos S. Snow and Hattie A. Hill, Both of Hyde 
Park. 

March 26. — Robert H. Carr and Eleanor Campbell, both of 
Hyde Park. 

March 29. — Howard Schofield and Sarah J. Ells, both of Hyde 
Park 

March 26. — Willard L. Carleton, of Waltham, and Sarah C. 
Shepard, of Hyde Park 

April 23. — Edward B. Miles, of Worcester, and Evelyn L. 
Makepeace, of Hyde Park. 

April 16. — Joseph K. Knight and Lucy A. Leseur, both of Hyde 
Park. 

April 14. — George Baker, of Chelsea, and Maria Quinlin, of 
Hyde Park. 

April 20 — William Hanson and Christina Baker, both of Hyde 
Park. 



31 

April 3. — William J. Kogers and Margaret Hayes, both of Hyde 
Park. 

April 12. — Nathaniel Baker, of Hyde Park, and Mary A. Bun- 
ham, of West Eoxbury. 

May 5. — Pyam W. Perkins of Peabody, and Elizabeth T. Bar- 
ren, of Hyde Park. 

May 17. — William B. Lincoln and Sarah E. Guild, both of 
Dedham. 

May 5. — Daniel Horgan and Mary Cunningham, both of Hyde 
Park. 

May 1. — James Rooney and Rose McGuire, both of Hyde 
Park. 

May 7. — John Jenkins and Bridget Naughton, both of Hyde 
Park. 

May 1. — George G. Upham and Anna M. Pratt, both of Hyde 
Park. 

May 17, — George 0. Fillebrown of Boston and Mary E Young 
of Hyde Park. 

June 3. — Frank D. Pierce and Sarah A. Atherton, both of Hyde 
Park. 

July 24. — Stephen B. Ridgewell, of Calais, Me., and Izzetta 
Orpin, of Hyde Park. 

July 12. — Elisha H. Brown, of Hyde Park, and Elizabeth 
Thompson, of East Boston. 

July 29. — James Aeshescy and Catherine Cannon, both of Hyde 
Park. 

July 23. — John H. Beasley and Amanda Talbot, both of Hyde 
Park. 

July 6. — George A. Clark, of Hyde Park, and Mary E. Pomfret, 
of New York City. 

July 1. — George Dodson, of Hartford, Conn., and Isabella S. 
Makepeace, of Hyde Park. 

July 15. — James F. Pring and Mary L. Kelleher, both of Hyde 
Park. 

July 27.— John F. Keenan and Katie O'Neil, both of Hyde Park. 

July 6. — Patrick Conroy and Bridget Sweeney, both of Hyde 
Park. 

July 15. — Michael S. Boles and Fannie McGrath, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Aug. 14.— Bruce Dunn, of Hyde Park, and Mary E. DeWitt, of 
Bridgetown, N. S. 



32 

Aug. 12. — William Stanley, of Hyde Park, and Bridget Durant, 
of Boston. 

Aug. 25. — Alonzo W. Dunbar and Elvira E. Stevens, both of 
Hyde Park. 

Sept. 9. — Edward B. B. Hubbard, of Worcester, and Harriet S. 
Tappan, of Hyde Park. 

Sept. 20. — Eugene N. Coan, of Hyde Park, and Nellie M. 
French, of Exeter, Me. 

Oct. 29.— George B. Warren and Mary F. Cook, both of Hyde . 
Park. 

Oct. 16. — William Shea and Margaret Roach, both of Hyde Park. 

Oct. 26. — Patrick Boyle and Rose Jackson, both of Hyde Park. 

Oct. 1. — Arthur F. Leonard and Hattie B. Phelps, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Oct. 6. — John Farnell, of Attleboro', and Maria Bambrick, of 
Milton. 

Oct. 8. — Alexander G. Macomber, of Hyde Park, and Angie S. . 
Hersey, of Boston. 

Oct. 2. — Joseph C. Scrivens and Mary Russell, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Oct. 26. — Joseph L. Green, of Boston, and Eliza P. Stratton, of 
Canton. 

Oct. 2. — Thomas S. Easterbrook and Mary A. Graham, both of 
Hyde Park. 

Oct. 29. — Oscar M. Wells, of So. Boston, and Sarah A. Lewis, 
of Hyde Park. 

Oct. 8. — Arthur C. Bass and Hattie Giles, both of Hyde Park. 

Nov. 17. — John A. Hutchinson, of Hyde Park, and Annie D. 
Mcintosh, of Norwood. 

Nov. 27. — James E. Gay, of Raynham, and Ella Holmes, of 
Hyde Park. 

Nov. 27. — John McGlaughlin and Mary Swan, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Nov. 24. — James Connolly and Catherine Curran, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Nov. 16. — Morris Lyons and Bridget Hannon, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Dec. 24.— James T. Tibbets and Ella D. Holmes, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Dec. 10. — James S. White, of Boston, and Bessie M. Kennie, of 
Hyde Pork. 



33 



Dec. 13. — Peter Ryan and Bessie Corscadden, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Dec. 1. — Daniel McDonald and Edeuville Morrison, both of 
Hyde Park. 

Dec. 25. — John Ryan, of Webster, and Jane McGorrnan, of 
Hyde Park. 

Dec. 24. — William H. Heutis and Addie M. Gilpatric, both of 
Hyde Park. 

Dec. 4. — John M. Brown and Lizzie McClellan, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Dec. 31. — Jay P. Stackpole and Fannie E. Wallace, both of 
Hyde Park. 

Dec. 25.— Frank E. Cutler, of Hyde Park, and Alice A. Colby, 
of Newburyport. 



DEATHS. 








Number of deaths in 


Hyde Park i 


n 1873—132. 




Males, . .' 






81 


Females, .... 








51 


American parentage, . 








65 


Irish, " 








41 


English, " 








2 


Swedish, " 








1 


French, " 








1 


Scotch, " 








3 


German, " 








1 


British Provinces, 








2 


Mixed parentage. 






. 


7 


Unknown, 








9 


The oldest person deceased in Hyde Park during the year 


1873, 


was Sarah M. G-rimke, aged 81 


years. 
AGES. 




Still-born, 


...... 


9 






37 


Between 1 and 5 years, 


. 


18 


" 5 and 10 years, 


...... 


8 


" 10 and 20 years, 


. 


5 


" 20 and 30 years, . 


. 


11 


" 30 and 40 years, 


. 


. 




7 



34 



Between 40 and 50 .years, 13 

" 50 and 60 years, ....... 6 

" 60 and 70 years, 6 

" 70 and 80 years, 10 

" 80 and 90 years, . .■•'... . . . 1 

Not returned, ....... 1 

Died in January, 8 ; February, 5 ; March, 10 ; April, 15 ; May, 
9 ; June, 14 ; July, 11 ; August, 21 ; September, 12 ; October, 9 ; 
November, 4 ; December, 14. 



CAUSES OF UEATH. 



Still-born, 


. 


9 


Frozen, 


1 


Consumption, 




16 


Suicide, 


1 


Paralysis 




3 


Diarrhoea, 


1 


Typhoid fever. 


. 


1 


Heart disease, 


4 


Dropsy, 


' . 


1 


Pneumonia, . 


5 


Old age, 




3 


Cholera infantum , 


8 


Diseases of the bi 


ain 


9 


Canker of the stomach 


and 


Apoplexy, 


. 


1 


bowels, . 


2 


Cancer, 


. 


3 


Diphtheria, . 


3 


Accident, 


. 


4 


Lung fever, . 


3 


Scarlet fever, 




11 


Whooping cough, 


1 


Cerebro spinal meningitis, 


3 


Drowned, 


3 


Convulsions, 




7 


Murdered, 


1 


Laiyngilis, . 




1 


Other diseases, 


. 24 


Congestion of the 


Lungs, 


2 


Unknown, 


1 



35 

DEATHS. 



(C 


13, 


(I 


16, 


a 


26, 


a 


27, 


" 


24, 


it 


23, 


t< 


29, 


Feb. 


8, 


<( 


18, 


<( 


23, 


K 


10, 


tt 


6, 


Mar. 


15, 


a 


3, 


c< 


2, 


c< 


7, 


(< 


5, 


(i 


3, 


<( 


10, 


({ 


12, 


If 


22, 


(< 


25, 


April 


16, 


a 


21, 


a 


1, 


u 


13, 


(( 


19, 


<< 


27, 


u 


23, 


(< 


24, 


" 


20, 


u 


12, 


(£ 


3, 


tf 


17, 


if 


5, 


14 


27, 


" 


30, 


May 


6, 


" 


5, 


ti 


2, 


" 


17, 


C< 


11, 


" 


12, 










(C 


1, 


" 


10, 


June 


29, 


<< 


1, 



Azuba Budlong 

Patrick Cunnieff 

Haws, Jr 

Emily M. Albert 

Mary Leahy 

Eliza S. Putnam 

Horatio N. Adams 

Harry W. Campbell. . . . 

Sarah Ryan 

John Sheehan 

OrinF. Bartlett 

Charles Blake. 

Edward W. Parker 

Katie Cannon 

Annie Sweeney 

Edwin H. Macomber. .. 

Harris Q. Tirrell 

Mary Horrigan 

John Regan 

Joseph S. Welch 

Ann C. Jackson 

Martha Jackson 

Hannah E. Mahoney . . . 

Eliza J. Houghton 

William E. Galvin 

Thomas Ryan 

Katie T. Kennedy 

Margaret J. Kennedy.. . 
Margaret M. McLellan . 

Amy B. Adler 

Alice C. Doyle 

Benj. Woodson 

Robert G. Elkins, Jr . . . 

Nathaniel Crane 

John A. Rogers, 

Jane S. Darrah 

Fred. Jackson 

John H. Sanborn 

Elisha Mayo 

Charles Dolan 

William Kelly 

John Curnan 

Margaret W. Thomson. 
Mary Herchenroder 

Elizabeth Dows 

Delano P. Nichols . 

Sarah Burr 

Sheehan 

Henry Ham rock . . . 
Margaret Wallace. . 

Peter Fineran 

Michael Sheehan. . . 
Bertie F. Rouilard. 
Mary B. Chesley... 
Maynard 



AGE 




Ys. 


Ms. 


Ds. 


76 


9 


_ 


65 




- 


2 


2 


3 


35 


- 


- 


55 


9 


24 


52 


10 


- 


- 


3 


14 


2 


3 


- 


- 


1 


6 


4 


7 


6 


37 


- 


- 


77 


9 


1 


3 


2 


8 


1 


9 


3 


67 


4 




- 


- 


3 


1 


2 


11 


24 


- 


- 


_ 


2 


11 


_ 


2 


10 


2 


5 


10 


2 


- 


14 


43 


1 


15 


6 


2 


10 


_ 


- 


5 


2 


2 


- 


6 


1 6 


- 


_ 


10 


- 


3 


3 


13 


_ 


7 


- 


26 


- 


- 


1 


7 


1 


76 


- 


- 


57 


6 


28 


43 


7 


- 


3 

64 


9 


22 


20 

8 


8 

7 


24 
10 


1 
3 


6 
11 


: 


63 


7 


6 


49 


- 


- 


43 


1 


- 


59 


2 


29 


78 


- 


- 











34 


- 


- 


- 


- 


28 


44 


- 


- 


35 


- 


- 


68 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 



CAUSE OF DEATH. 



Disease of brain. 

Liver complaint. 

Still-born. 

Diptheria. 

Cancer. 

Hemorrhage. 

Heart disease. 

Peripneumonia. 

Water on brain. 

Spasms. 

Scarlet fever. 

Accident. 

Pneumonia. 

Scarlet fever. 

Scarlet fever. 

Kidney disease. 

Convulsions. 

Canker rash. 

Frozen. 

Fever. 

Lung fever. 

Whooping cough. 

Scarlet fever. 

Heart disease. 

Scarlet fever. 

Inflammation of bowels. 

Scarlet fever. 

Scarlet fever. 

Consumption. 

Partial paralysis. 

Bowel complaint. 

Consumption. 

Gastritis. 

Unknown. 

Cerebro spinal meningitis. 

Typhoid fever. 

Lung fever. 

Consumption. 

Consumption. 

Scarlet fever. 

Cerebro spinal meningitis. 

Scarlet fever. 

Consumption. 

Cancer. 

Consumption. 

Accident. 

Old age. 

Debility. 

Lung fever. 

Congestion of brain. 

Paralytic shock. 

Railroad accident. 

Still-born. 

Old age. 

Still-born. 



36 



DEATHS— Continued. 



June 1, 

" 9, 

" Hi 

" 15, 

" 28, 

" 8> 

July 12, 

" H> 

" 21, 

" 9, 

" 29, 

.- " 14, 

" 16, 

" 29, 

" 26, 

" 30, 

" 20, 

Aug. 28, 

" 20, 

" 16, 

" 23, 

" 4, 
8, 

" 30, 

,' 31, 

" 31, 

" 24, 

" 15, 

" 15, 

" 18, 

" 11, 

" 13, 

" Hi 

" 28, 
6, 

" 10, 
3, 

" 2, 

Sept. 10, 

" 12, 
8, 
4, 

" 26, 

" 20, 

" 10, 



3, 

2, 
28, 
17, 
12, 
28, 
2, 
0, 



Oct. 



Winnie G.Hill 

Harry Bloom 

Arthur L. Reed 

Sally Pride 

Abbie A. Wood 

Minnie C. Phelps 

John Island 

James O'Neal 

Margaret Delany 

Ruth Childs 

Agatha A. Lyons 

Lizzie Whitney 

Lydia H. Allen 

Wallace Davis 

William E. Tilley 

Timothy W. Boot 

Peter P. Keltie 

James McCuliff , . 

Foley r • • • 

Thomas C. O'Riley 

John Fitzgerald 

Julia Barrett 

Thomas McGlynn 

Charles L. Frost 

Clyde R. Baker 

Freddy D. Savage 

Scott 

Foster H. Rich 

Maud E. Parker 

George F. Hibbard 

Jesse J. Merrill 

Mary Ne wcomb 

Nicholas Quimby 

Willie Sweetzer 

Leander W. Warren . . . 

Percy H. Hamblin 

Frederick N. Tirrell, Jr 

Walter H. Marsh 

Con.Galrin 

Mary Galvin 

Patrick Donnelly 

John Gallagher 

Bridget Cullen 

Isaac Young 

Frederick C. Blanding . 
Warren M. Shattuck... 

William Bodwell 

Mary E. Andrews 

Margaret Savage 

Anna T. Galligan 

John S. T. Gushing 

James Grimes 

Edward Gill 

George Sweetser 

Twichell 



AGE. 



Ys. Ms. Ds 



12 



27 



24 



CAUSE OF DEATH. 



Scarlet fever. 

General debility. 

Convulsions. 

Old age. 

Consumption. 

Chronic hip disease. 

Apoplexy. 

Rheumatic fever. 

Consumption. 

Paralysis. 

Consumption. 

Diarrhoea. 

Cancer. 

Congestion of brain. 

Drowned. 

Cholera infantum. 

Still-born. 

Cholera infantum. 

Still-born. 

Brain fever. 

Heart disease. 

Cholera infantum. 

Consumption. 

Morasmus. 

Weakness. 

Consumption. 

Still-born. 

Summer complaint. 

Cancrum oris. 

Canker of stom. & bowels. 

Cholera infantum. 

Cerebral congestion. 

Paralysis. 

Cholera infantum. 

Consumption. 

Cholera infantum. 

Cerebro spinal meningitis. 

Cholera infantum. 

Convulsions. 

Weakness. 

Murdered. 

Pneumonia. 

Consumption. 

Consumption. 

Convulsions. 

Spasms. 

Paralysis of brain. 

Cholera infantum. 

Canker of stom. & bowels. 

Consumption. 

Debility. 

Drowned. 

Inflammation of bowels. 

Consumption of bowels. 

Still-born. 



37 



DEATHS— Continued. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



Oct. 8, 
9, 
7, 
" 26, 
17, 
30, 
16, 
24, 
1, 
1, 
3, 
26, 
23, 
23, 
5, 
7, 
14, 
15, 
16, 
23, 
22, 
28, 



Glispin 

Walter W. Barrows.. 
Charles A. Barrows.. 

Charles W. Booth 

Mary Welch 

George B. Chesley... 

Blee 

Mabel A. Nowell 

Belinda L. Downing. . 
Joseph A. Goodhue . . 

Wilson Barstow 

Joseph Lowey 

Lawrence Downey. . . 

John Downey 

Lewis C. Smith 

White 

James Watson 

Adin B. Crosby 

Flora H. Small 

Sarah M. Grimke 

Hannah P. Alexander 
Douglas Davidson . . . 



AGE 




Ys. 


Ms. 


Ds. 







— 


15 


3 


22 


21 


_ 


_ 


34 


- 


_ 


18 


- 


- 


6 


3 


- 


- 


- 


4 


- 


6 


3 


72 


4 


18 


49 


6 


4 


71 


9 


A3 


1 


1 


5 




1 


14 




1 


11 


7 


8 


23 


_ 


4 


: 


28 


11 


i 


9 


6 


3 


81 


- 


- 


64 


11 


22 


50 


- 





CAUSE OF DEATH. 

Still-born. 

Diptheria. 

Diptheria. 

Pistol shot in abdomen. 

Heart disease. 

Pneumonia. 

Debility. 

Consumption of bowels. 

Pneumonia. 

Softening of brain. 

Dropsy (heart). 

Convulsions. 

Debility, 

Debility. 

Drowned. 

Still-born. 

Congestion of lungs. 

Inflammation of brain. 

Scarlet fever. 

Laryngitis. 

Consumption. 

Suicide. 



Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY B. TERRY, Town Clerk. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS. 



The committee to whom was referred the subject of preparing By- 
Laws for the Town of Hyde Park have attended to that duty, and re- 
spectfully submit the following draft : — 

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 in- 
volving the expenditure of money shall be in writing. 

3. No vote fixing the period for closing a ballot shall be recon- 
sidered after such ballot shall have commenced; but it maybe 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 certain time, 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 Citshing''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 YEAR. 

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. 



:]9 



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 he had at any Town Meeting on the report of any 
committee, previously chosen, unless the same shall be specially noti- 
fied 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 clay 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 
assessed 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 
consent 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, 
merchandise, or any rubbish of any kind whatever, and suffer the 



40 

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 SRTEETS OR WAYS. 

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. 



It shall be the duty of the Constable 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 
Norfolk" AMOS H. BRAINARD. 

O. T. GRAY. 

C. VV. TURNER. 



41 

The foregoing By-Laws were adopted by the Town of Hyde Park, 
at a Town Meeting held March 27, 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. 



At a meeting of the legal voters of the Town of Hyde Park, held 
on the sixth day of May, 1873, it was voted to adopt and incorporate 
in the By-Laws of the Town the following sections and penalty, to-wit : 

Section 1. No person shall ride or drive a horse in any street in 
the Town at a rate faster than eight miles an hour. 

Section 2. No person shall drive or draw any carriage, either of 
burden or pleasure (except children's hand- carriages), or allow any 
horse or carriage to stand on any of the sidewalks in the town. 

Section 8. Three or more persons shall not stand together, or near 
to each other, on any sidewalk in the town, in such a manner as to 
obstruct the free passage oi foot passengers, or for a longer time than 
five minutes after being requested by any police officer or Constable 
to move on. 

Section 4. No person shall play at ball, or throw balls, snow-balls 
or stones, or discharge any gun or fire-arm, or make any bonfire or 
other fire, in am of the streets or public places in the Town. 

penalty. 

Every violation o! 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, the said fine to go io the use of the Town. 

Atttest : 

HENRY B. TERRY, Town Clerk. 



Norfolk, ss. Superior Court. 

April Term, 1873. 
Approved. 

WILLIAM ALLEN, Justice Superior Court. 
A true copy — Attest : 

ERASTUS WORTHINGTON, Clerk.