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SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF HYDE PARK, 



REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN AND OTHER 
TOWN OFFICERS, 



FOR THE YEAR 



ENDING JANUARY 15th, 1874. 



HYDE PARK: 

PRESS OF THE NORFOLK COUNTY GAZETTE. 

1875. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF HYDE PAKE 



REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN AND OTHER 
TOWN OFFICERS, 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 15th, 1875. 



HYDE PARK: 

PRESS OF THE NORFOLK COUNTY GAZETTE. 
1875. 



OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK, 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 1st, 1875. 



SELECTMEN AND SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS: 

GAMALIEL HODGES, E. G. PERKINS, J. D. McAVOY, NATHANIEL 

SHEPABD, A. P. BLAKE, L. J. BIRD, and 

FRANCIS BOYD. 



ASSESSORS, OVERSEERS OP THE POOR AND BOARD OP HEALTH: 

J. M. TWICHELL, JOEL F. G03DWIN, HENRY A. DARLING. 



TOWN CLERK. 

HENRY B. TERRY. 



treasurer: 
BENJAMIN C. VOSE. 



COLLECTOR : 

HENEY A. BICH. 



SCHOOL committee: 

B. W. HUSTED term expires, 1877. 

Eev. WM. J. COBCOBAN " " 1877. 

HOBABT M. CABLE " " 1876. 

THEODORE D. WELD, (resigned) ' ; " 1876. 

Eev. PEBLEY B. DAVIS, (resigned) " " 1875. 

Eev. AMOS WEBSTEE " " 1875. 

E. M. LANCASTEE, (chosen to fill vacancy caused by 

resignation of Eev. P. B. Davis,) " " 1875. 

WALDO F. WAED, (chosen to fill the vacancy caused 

by resignation of T. D. Weld,) ." " " 1875. 

AUDITORS : 

D. W. C. EOGEES, G. FEED GEIDLEY, JOHN A. BOYLE. 

CONSTABLES: 

JEEOME MATTHEW SON, JOHN M. TWICHELL, 

BENJAMIN F. KIDDEB, CHABLES JACOBS, 

J. COBBETT, E. G. CUBEIEE, A. P. BICKMOEE, 

E. W. MOFFATT, (appointed by Selectmen to fill vacancy 

caused by resignation of A. P. Bickmore). 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES : 

WILLIAM HEUSTIS. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT : 

FEANCIS E. BOYD, Chief Engineer. 
H. N. HIBBABD, E. P. DAVIS, Assistant Engineers. 
W. W. HILTON, (appointed to fill vacancy, caused by resignation E. P. 
Davis,) Asst. Engineer. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



The Selectmen of the town of Hyde Park respectfully sub- 
mit their report for the financial year ending January 15, 1875, 
with the usual schedule of receipts and expenditures. 

As custodians of the affairs of the town, the Selectmen 
should be thoroughly acquainted with its financial condition, 
and therefore fully prepared to bring to the attention of the 
citizens such matters as might seem to demand their atten- 
tion. ' 

The rule which the board have endeavored to follow has 
been to secure the greatest amount of service for the money 
expended, regardless of private interests or sympathies. 

It is unnecessary to remind our citizens that the year past 
has been one of unusually severe depression in business 
affairs ; that few, if any, branches of industry has been re- 
munerative, and that we have had many willing hands folded 
in compulsory idleness, which should have been adding to 
their own and the general prosperity. 

This condition of things has subjected the Board to severe 
pressure — many citizens holding and urging that we should 
make work by engaging in enterprises at the expense of 
property owners for the sake of giving work to the unem- 
ployed but worthy poor. While there was considerable merit 
in this idea, its adoption, as a rule, would have been a very 
dangerous precedent to establish. It has been wisely de- 
clared by men who have given most thought to the social 
subjects, that such practices would lead to a subversion of 
our whole social system, tending directly to communism in one 
of its worst forms. 

CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

The town has appropriated during the past year the follow- 
ing amounts : — For schools, $23,000; incidentals, $12,000; 



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highways, $12, cod; fire department, $5,000 ; support of the 
poor, $3,638.22 ; police department, $3,318.72 ; salaries, $3,138 ; 
Greenwood school building, $61.42 ; fencing Grew school 
grounds, $700 ; remodelling the Everett school-house, $500 ; 
reservoirs, $1,000 ; additional hose, $2,500; State and county 
tax, $13,000; addition to sinking fund, $4,000; interest on 
public debt, $17,000 ; total, $100,856.36. 

The expenditures have been as follows : — Incidentals, $8,- 
871.22; highways, $9,674.05; fire department, $5,209.35; 
support of the poor, $2,67818; police, $2,748.50; salaries, 
$2,795 ; Greenwood school building, $50 ; fencing Grew school 
grounds, $448.22 ;• remodelling Everett school-house, $516; 
construction of reservoir, $608 ; purchase of 1,000 feet hose, 
$1,664.85 ; schools, $24,123.71 ; interest paid in excess of in- 
terest received, $13,370.78 ; sinking fund, $4,000 ; State and 
county tax, $12,753.96 ; total, $89,5 1 1.82 ; excess of appropria- 
tions over expenditures, including interest collected, $11,344.54. 

From this financial statement it will appear that the town 
has paid its ordinary running expenses, added to the sinking 
fund $4,000, and made a saving in the various departments 
amounting in the aggregate to $11,344.54; which, added to 
the sinking fund, shows a gain of $15,344.54. From this 
amount should be deducted a deficiency in making assess- 
ments in the Assessors' department, resulting from several 
appropriations having been made by the town after the basis 
of taxation had been fixed, amounting to (including abate- 
ments) $2,062.80. After deducting this item it appears that 
the town's financial condition has been improved during the 
year, $13,281.74. Additional abatements may yet be made, 
however, which will slightly affect this result. 

From this simple and concise statement of facts, it will be 
seen that all the necessary wants of the- town can be supplied, 
the public debt gradually but surely diminished, while a low 
rate of taxation can at the same time be maintained. 

We are aware that every year brings with it new and un- 
forseen wants, requiring additional outlays, and that just 
passed has been no exception to this rule. Among the ex- 



penses of the past year are several which may be regarded as 
worthy of special notice, namely : — The fitting up the new 
town offices, by which every department has excellent accom- 
modations — highly creditable to the town, and in marked 
contrast to the slipshod and scattered arrangements which 
had existed before that time ; the purchase of a horse hose- 
carriage, and one thousand feet of new hose for the fire depart- 
ment ; the removal of ledges on Central Park avenue, Gordon 
avenue and Austin street, which had been neglected or over- 
looked for several years, but which should have been removed ; 
the building of two bridges at Clarendon Hills over Stony 
Brook, and the very thorough repairing of nearly all the 
streets, avenues and sidewalks throughout the town, involving 
the judicious employment of many thousand loads of gravel, 
and rendering the maintenance of highways in the town for 
several years to come a comparatively easy and inexpensive 
work. 

Our fire department seems to call for special mention in this 
report. This department alone, of all within our control, has 
exceeded its appropriations in the past year, though these 
were thought to be very liberal at the time the estimates were 
made in the commencement of the season. 

But our citizens are, no doubt, prepared to learn that the 
expenditures have been extraordinary in this department from 
the occasion of an occurrence of an unusually large number 
of fires during the year. Both the officers and men of the 
department are entitled to the gratitude of every property 
owner in the town, for the promptness with which they have 
responded to every fire alarm ; for the successful manner in 
which they have contended with the devouring elements, con- 
fining its ravages, in every instance, to the buildings in which 
it originated, — and this, too, when several of the fires have 
been in the most thickly built-up portions of the town, and 
when but for. the good management and courageous and effi- 
cient efforts of the officers and men, extensive and calamitous 
conflagrations would have resulted. 

In a word, we have had more substantial evidence than ever 



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before that our town possesses a fire department which can 
be fully relied upon for all reasonable protection against fire, 
and which, for discipline and efficiency, to say the least, is 
second to none in the county. 

The many fires in the different sctions of the town have 
fully established the important fact, that our fire department, 
as now organized and equipped, is able to cover a large pro- 
portion of all the hazardous localities from the never- failing 
water supplies of our rivers and brooks which are favorably 
located for this purpose in their course through the town. 

During the year two reservoirs have been constructed in 
hazardous localities — one at private expense and the other at 
the cost of the town ; one or two more of these important 
auxiliaries of fire departments should be added during the 
coming year. 

In stating that the fire department is the only one that has 
exceeded its appropriations, we do not include in the estimate 
the School Committee, as its expenditures are in no way under 
the control of this board. The outlay of the School Commit- 
tee, as shown by the Treasurer's accounts, appears to have 
been $1,123.71 in excess of the appropriation. 

STREET LAMPS. 

The New England Gas Light Company of Boston continues 
to have charge of the street lamps, one hundred and fifteen in 
number. The satisfaction frequently expressed by our citi- 
zens warrants us in thinking that the money for this depart- 
ment is judiciously expended. The light appears to be quite 
equal to coal gas light, and the cost only about one-half. 

As an innovation on the customs of former boards, we pre- 
sent for consideration a schedule of such sums as seems to us to 
be amply sufficient to meet the demands for the coming year : — 

For schools, $20,000 ; incidentals, $7,000 ; highways, $4,000 ; 
fire department, $4,500; support of poor, $2,500; police, $1,800; 
salaries, $2,600 ; interest, $16,000 ; State and county tax, 
$13,000 ; sinking fund, $4,000 ; total, $75,400. 

While these figures indicate quite a large reduction from 
the ordinary rate of expenditure, the amount is yet ample, 



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with careful management, to meet all legitimate and necessary 
requirements of the town. 

The time has come when not only towns, but counties, 
states and the nation, as well as corporations, companies and 
individuals, should make a decided stand for reduction of ex- 
penditures in every way consistent with true economy. 

The lessons of the past should guide us in the management 
of town affairs. People are apt to think that the town can 
pay for all that this, or that the other one claims ought to be 
done, while to carry out one quarter of the various projects 
would involve a continually increasing expenditure of the tax- 
payer's money. Economy should be the rule for all to follow, 
and every man having large or small sums of the public money 
in his hands should be careful to expend it with the same re- 
gard for large results that he would show if it belonged to him- 
self. 

If, as a town, we do but skilfully deal with this matter of 
finance for a few years, we shall add another very strong fea- 
ture of attraction to careful, considerate men, who appreciate 
good government and wise financeering, to locate within our 
borders. 

Geographically we now occupy one of the best positions to 
secure a large percentage of those who desire to locate their 
residences outside the city ; and if, by good management, we 
can ensure a low rate of taxation to every property-owner, we 
shall surely be compensated for any temporary deprivation by 
an influx of wealthy and desirable settlers that will, in a few 
years, ensure to us a measure of prosperity which we can now 
scarcely realize. 

GAMALIEL HODGES, 
J. D. McAVOY, 
LEWIS J. BIRD, 
A. P. BLAKE, 
NATHANIEL SHEPARD, 
FRANCIS BOYD, 

Majority of Selectmen of the Toivn of Hyde Park. 



ENGINEERS' REPORT. 



Engineers' Office, H. P. F. Department, ) 
Hyde Park, Jan. 15, 1875. ) 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, Town of Hyde Park : — 

Gentlemen, — This being the end of the financial year of the 
town, we hereby have the honor to submit a report, as relates to 
the Fire Department, during the past year. The apparatus of the 
Department is in good order, and remains as last year, with the 
addition of one horse hose-carriage, and one thousand feet of leather 
hose, purchased in June and July last. All losses have been made 
good and repairs well kept up. The experience of the last twelve 
months has clearly proved that the Department is not strong 
enough as regards engines to properly protect the town, and this 
would be so, even was it, that in some of the most exposed dis- 
tricts, no reliable water source exists, except when forced through 
very long lines of hose. As regards a better supply, the engi- 
neers of last year called for such, under the head of " Needful," 
and the attention of your board has been called on more than one 
occasion to the same necessity. 

As regards the discipline and efficiency of the members of the 
force, it is excellent, and great credit is clue them, and it is to be 
hoped that this year will see their pay increased to a sum that will 
be more in proportion to the demand upon their services than they 
now receive. Accompanying to which we would call your atten- 
tion, is a list of fires, causes, &c, some thirty-four in number, by 
which it is evident that the efforts of the Department have been 
taxed severely, aid when it is added that in no instance has a fire 
extended beyond the original limits, as on arrival of the Depart- 
ment, no better guarantee of its efficiency could be afforded. 

In conclusion, we would add that an absolute necessity exists for 
a first-class steam fire engine, an extinguisher engine, and better 
water facilities. 

We are, gentlemen, very respectfully, 

Francis E. Boyd, 

H. Hibbard, } Engineers. 

W. W. Hn/roN, 



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SUPPORT OF THE POOR. 



The town has been remarkably free from epidemics during; the 
year. Sixty-one applicants, with families containing 125 persons, 
have received aid from the town during the year. Eleven persons 
have been fully supported. Of this number 1 is at the lasylum at 
Taunton, 1 in Boston, 1 in Chatham, and 10 in Hyde Park. Fif- 
teen state paupers have been sent to the almshouse at Tewksbury, 
having been aided more or less by the town. Nine persons have 
been buried at the expense of the town. The town has received $338 
for persons supported, whose legal settlement was in other towns. 
The sum of $413.32 has been charged to the State board of charities. 
The sum of $3638.22 was appropriated for this department, and 
the whole amount expended was $2678.18, leaving an unexpended 
balance of $960.04. 

JOHN M. TWICHELL. 



DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPEN- 
DITURES. 



SCHOOLS — Teachers' Salaries. 




Paid F. W. Freeborn, .... $1,900 00 


G. M. Fellows, 










1,600 00 


J. W. Brown, 










1,040 00 


G. F. Wiggin, 










800 00 


H. J. Whittemore, 










900 00 


H. H. Gould, 










800 00 


Miss L. A. Dutton, 










750 00 


" F. E. Weld, 










700 00 


" L. S. Currier, 










600 00 


Mrs. C. F. Cutler, 










600 00 


Miss J. C. Alexander, 










600 00 


" S. S. Lancaster, 










600 00 


" M. E. Libby, 










600 00 


" L. Dunbar, 










600 00 


" E. L. Wiswall, 










600 00 


'• S. W. Loker, 










600 00 


" H. M. Oliver, 










600 00 


" E. A. George, 










600 00 


" J. S. Hammond, 










600 00 


" E. L. Oliver, 










600 00 


" H. J. Folsom, 










590 00 


" M. B. Witherbee, 










578 86 


" K. V. Smith, 










575 00 


" F. J. Emerson, 










575 00 


" M. A. Alexander, 










575 00 


" F. Brown, 










530 00 


" C. E. Walker, 










520 00 


" E. A. Marshall, 










441 00 


" E. S. Beede, . 










385 00 


" A. P. Barnes, 










300 00 


" M. E. Steele, 










268 86 



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Paid Miss L. D. Bunker, 
" I. M. LeSeur, 
" A. F. Armes, 
" E. E. Webster, 
" E. A. Southwick, 
" L. E. Perry, . 
" G. Brainard, 
N. Wilcox, 



FOR FUEL AND JANITORS. 



Paid Jones & Robinson, fuel, 
John McNamara, " 
Luther Neal, " 

N. H. Tucker, 
A. C. Clapp, janitor, 
George James, " 
T. B. Graham, " 
Horace Sumner, is 
Silas Morse, " 

Thomas Barden, u 
John McDonough, janitor, 
T. Kenney, " 



Teachers' salaries, as above, 



Cr. 

By amount of appropriation, 

Expended in excess of appropriation, 



$250 


00 


210 


00 


125 


00 


92 


50 


50 


00 


20 


00 


10 


00 


7 


50 


$21,793 


72 


$1,399 


35 


104 


50 


12 


75 


9 


50 


225 


00 


153 


49 


134 


50 


75 


50 


56 


00 


42 


00 


38 


00 


3 


00 



$2,253 59 
21,793 72 

$24,047 31 

$23,000 00 
$1,047 31 



EVENING SCHOOLS— Teachers' Salaries. 

Paid E. DeMerritt $48 00 

N. W. Ladd, 48 00 

Miss G. Brainard, 24 00 

Mrs. H. M. Barrows, 24 00 



$144 00 



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SUNDRIES. 

Paid Thomas Joyce, setting up desks, 
Nicholas & Hall, books, etc., 
Silas Morse, janitor, 
John McDonough, janitor, 
Getchell & Moseley, printing, 
John McNamara, janitor, . 



Teachers' salaries as above, 

Cr. 
By amount of appropriation, 

Balance unexpended, 



$19 48 
13 74 
6 00 
6 00 
1 00 
3 00 

$49 72 
144 00 

$193 72 

300 00 

$106 28 



INCIDENTAL EXPP;NSES. 



By amount of appropriation, 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Paid New England Gas Co., lighting street lamps, 

B. Connor, rent of town offices, 
L. C. Swett & Co., covering tables, &c, 

C. M. Chapin, insurance policies, 
G-. Henry Perkins, " " 
C. H. Hollis, services as janitor, 
James Feehan, " " " &c, 
E. M. Pratt, stationery, 
Ward & Gay, kt . . . 
Chas. H. Snaith, locks, keys, &c, 
B. C. Vose, cash paid out, 
Chas. Haley, labor and material, 
R. Williams, rail in town hall, &c, 
Getchell & Moseley, printing, . 
J. M. Twichell, canvassing for truant children, 

births, &c, ....... 



$12,000 00 


$2035 


92 


483 


33 


5 


46 


157 


42 


91 


30 


34 


00 


143 


67 


71 


86 


43 


00 


8 


50 


2 


30 


25 


GQ 


101 


64 


493 


85 



36 



16 



Paid Joel F. Goodwin, locks, keys and labor, . 
J. B. Walker, carriage hire, 
B. F. Kidder, repairs on street lamps, 
Benj. E. Phillips, painting and repairs on street 

lamps, . . . - . 

G. L. Richardson, surveying, . 
Charles Jacobs, serving street notices, extra ser 

vices for selectmen, and cash paid out, 
Boy n ton & Rogers, repairs on town hall, street 

lamps, &c, ..... 

H. B. Terry, cash paid for desk, labor in Dec! 

ham for assessors, returning births, mar 

riages, deaths, &c, .... 
J. M. Williams, making case, bulletin board and 

board for voting list, .... 
Dedham and Hyde Park Gas Co., gas, 
S. A. Bradbury, rent of office on Fairmount 

avenue, . ..... 

E. R. Morse, moving safes, 

W. H. Morse, tolling bell on day of burial of 

Hon. Charles Sumner, .... 
J. M. and R. Williams, fitting up town offices 
L. M. Corcoran, shades and fixtures, 
Morris & Ireland, one safe, 
Gribben & Co., printing caucus tickets, . 
J. Johnston, repairs on hearse, 
Bliss & Perkins, gas fixtures, 
H. S. Holtham, distributing town reports, 
R. Hildreth, blank books, &c, 
R. Corson*, moving office furniture, . 
H. A. Darling, insurance policy, 
Z. S. Arnold, transfer of conveyances for asses 

sors, 

George Troy, posting bills, 

A. P. Bickmore, services in the investigation of 

Pierce street fire, .... 

James Barrett, gas pipe, labor, brackets, &c, 
S. A. Davis, posting bills, 
J. Glass, repairing roof of Town Hall, . 



$14 67 


12 


00 


47 


35 


65 


80 


94 


00 


60 


05 


28 


48 



163 95 



13 


75 


128 


44 


20 


00 


25 


00 


1 


00 


445 


20 


82 


00 


300 


00 


10 


00 


5 


00 


82 


90 


15 


00 


14 


75 


10 


50 


21 


75 


100 


00 


1 


00 


11 


90 


35 


59 


1 


00 


39 


80 



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Paid Alfred Hale & Co., rubber spittoons, . . $10 50 

J. Waterhouse, refreshments at town meeting, 16 50 

J. L. Fairbanks & Co., cash book, ... 2 25 

E. Ripley & Sons, whitening town hall, . . 125 00 

Fitts' Express, expressing, . 2 50 

Cutter, Tower & Co., draft book, ... 7 25 

O. M. Lord, brooms, matches, &c, ... 1 00 

H. F. Starbuck, copying plans for assessors, . 100 00 

Maria L. Taylor, clerk for assessors, . . 30 00 

H. Watson, whitewashing lock-up, ... 6 00 

Blue Hill Ice Co., ice, 4 50 

Ryan & Co., expressing, .... 4 35 

Stark & Stickney, material and setting up 

stoves, ....... 31 35 

Dorchester Mutual Fire Ins. Co., assessment on 

Ins. policy and costs of suit, 
Henry A. Rich, collecting taxes, &c, on account, 

N. H. Tucker, coal, 

Waldo Colburn, legal services in case of Boyd 

vs. County of Norfolk, .... 



SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. 

Paid Boynton & Rogers, dusters, labor, and material 
in repairs on furnaces, &c. , . . . 

Fall & Fisk, do., 

Quincy Dyer, locks, lamp hooks, &c, 

M. E. Noble, books, ..... 

A. C. Clapp, labor and cash paid out, 
J. M. Williams, labor and materials in repairs, 
Getchell & Moseley, printing, 
J. A. Paine, repairs on school-houses, 
I. C. Webster, care school committee's room, 
A. Webster, keys, bell, books, expense procuring 
teachers, &c, ...... 

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

Charles Haley, labor and material in repairs, 
Miles & Silsbury, brooms, dusters, mats, &c, 



38 


40 


811 


80 


61 


85 


100 


00 


S6938 


08 



$139 87 


13 


16 


2 


67 


125 


70 


83 


45 


58 


57 


21 


25 


66 


88 


29 


00 


40 


99 


11 


10 


256 


31 


16 


35 



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Paid Horace Sumner, sifting ashes, 
D. B. Fitts, cleaning clocks, 
F. A. Perry, painting and glazing, . 
J. L. Hammett, chairs, globes, bell, ink wells 

&c, 

Charles Currier, labor and material in repairs 

Nichols & Hall, atlas and paper, 

J. N. Stevens, school books, . 

George James, labor and oil, . 

A. S. Barnes & Co., set chemical apparatus, 

Eand, Avery & Co., printing school committee 

reports, ...... 

H. S. Holtham, distributing school committee 

reports, ...... 

J. F. Goodwin, looking up truant children, 

J. E. Cotter, cash paid for gas fixtures, . 

A. P. Barnes, curtain cord, 

Hammond Reed, use of well, 

Lyman Rhodes, printing, 

Wakefield Rattan Co., mats, 

R. Corson, carting seats, 

Henry C. Bird & Co., book-case, 

M. Finlen, mason work, .... 

R. Williams, labor and material, 

J. Graham, " "... 

Julia McDonough, cleaning school-houses, 

Clary & Ryan, expressing, 

James Glass, repairs on roof, . 

J. Hill & Son, glazing, .... 

Ames Plow Co., wheel-barrow, 

Bridget Kingston, cleaning school-house, 

C. Fitzgerald, " » 

John Dray, " " 

William Smith, " " 

Mrs. J. Fitzgerald, " " 

Mary James, " " 

Geo. S. Wheeler, tuning pianos and cash paid 

out, 

Charles E. Bunker, broom, 
C. J. Solbery, pair hinges, 



$10 50 
10 50 
26 63 

126 56 
74 10 

2 60 
38 09 

3 60 
40 00 

55 00 

15 00 

15 00 

9 12 

1 00 
20 00 

7 00 
107 48 

8 00 

13 00 
42 19 
18 10 
40 29 

30 20 
36 70 
12 88 

31 92 
7 00 

2 75 
2 50 
2 50 

14 50 

23 00 
22 75 

24 00 
40 

1 13 



19 



Paid John McNarnara, labor of man and horse, 
Thos. B. Graham, cleaning windows, 
J. A. Swassy, black-board, 
Ginn Bros., sundries, 
R. W". Husted, expenses in securing teacher 
Carter & Haskell, brushes and dusters, 
Silas Morse, laying brick, 
W. 0. Haskell & Son, settees, 
H. M. Cable, cash paid out, 
Benj. E. Phillips, painting tin roof, . 
Albert Snow, carpet erasers, 
M. C. Knibbs, desks and stool, 
Chas. Sturtevant, vaccination certificates 

School incidentals, 
Other incidentals, 



Total, 



Balance unexpended, 



$6 80 

60 

23 60 

15 50 

1 33 
7 63 

2 00 
40 50 

9 65 
33 24 

9 00 
20 00 

2 00 

51933 14 

6938 08 

?8871 22 
£3128 78 



HIGHWAYS. 



By amount of appropriation, 



Ck. 



De. 



Paid J. D. McAvoy, cash paid labor on streets 
McAvoy & Co., hay, straw, grain, &c, 
Samuel Gannett, " " 

Neal Bros., " " 

E. D. Savage, " " 

George Pye, surveying, 
G. L. Richardson, surveying, . 
J. Johnston, shoeing horses, sharpening 

repairing carts, &c, 
McKenzie & Chadbourne, do., 
Stewart McKenzie, do., 
Quincy Dyer, axe-handles, rakes, spikes 



tools, 



&c, 



$12,000 00 


$2321 


69 


269 


75 


125 


50 


23 


28 


32 


44 


139 


00 


93 


50 


GG 


31 


20 


90 


24 


90 


44 


16 



20 



Paid J. F. Nolan, saddles, halters, repairs' on har- 
nesses, &c, ...... 

R. Williams, repairing hotel fence, and labor 
and material putting up sign and guide 
boards, ....... 

F. E. Cutter, lumber, ... 

S. B. Balkam, " 

Dodge, Gilbert, & Co., hammers, chains, &c, 

P. McN alley, labor on highwaj^s, 

M. Rogers, " " " ... 

Edward Quillan, labor on highways, 

P. Haley, " " " 

Jas. Colleary, " " " • . ■ • 

Thos.Crehan, " " " 

C. H. Adams, painting signs, 

A. P. Blake, cash paid for labor of men and 

horses on streets, as per pay-roll on file, 
Bartlett and John Duffee, labor on streets, 

D. W. Phipps, labor of self and men on streets, 
Thomas Rooney, removing ledge on Gordon ave- 
nue, ....... 

J. B. Walker, carriage hire, 

J. B. Farrington, labor and teams, 

Luther Neal, straw, .... 

T. P. Swift, labor and material, 

John McCreedy, labor, .... 

Ames Plow Co., hay cutter, 
Thos. Rooney, removing ledge on Central Pari 
avenue, ...... 

J. M. Williams, repairs on bridge. . 
Patrick Rooney, drilling and blasting, 
0. T. Rogers & Co., covering-stone, 



$24 30 



47 45 
186 34 

41 57 
8 68 

5 25 
120 00 

80 06 
80 06 
80 06 
80 06 
28 41 

4986 23 

7 00 
136 50 

100 00 
10 25 
33 40 
4 70 
70 73 
28 44 

6 50 

150 00 

1 38 

177 75 

17 50 



Balance unexpended, 



$9674 05 
$2325 95 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Good Will S. F. Engine Co., No. 1, pay roll, . 



$437 64 



21 



Paid Rough and Ready S. F. Engine Co., No. 2, pay 

roll, . • 

Norfolk Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1, pay roll 
Splicer Hose Co., pay roll, . 

F. A. Sweet, services as engineman and repairs 
on engine, .... 

H. E. Hunt, services as engineman, 
Joshua Wilder, services as steward and cash 
paid out, ...... 

Cole Bros., repairs on engines, 

J.Johnston, """... 

McKenzie & Chadbourne, repairs on engines, &c 

J. F. Nolan, fire hats, straps, and repairs, 

R. Corson, drawing engines to fires, 

Stark & Stickney, smoke stack, 

E. M. Pratt, record book and refreshments, 

Miles & Silsbury, refreshments, 

■Sanford & Runnells, " 

O. M. Lord, "... 

Fitts' Express, expressing, 

James Colleary, labor on fire ruins, 

Jas. McMann, " " " " 

Thos. Jordan, " " " " 

M. Convoy, " " " " 

P.Haley, " " " " 

Small, Haines & Co. , oil, 

E. W. Moffatt, duty at Neponset Block fire, 

W. A. Bonney, coffee, 

E. P. Davis, services as engineer, 

Robert Bleakie, " " " 

H. N. Hibbard, " " » 

James Pattevson, refreshments, 

S. B. Coffin, 

Coiydon Ireland " 

Martin O'Brien, " 

G. W. Gunnison, feeding horses, 
Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., 1 four-wheel hose 

carriage, ...... 

Alfred W. Hayes, services as watchman, 
Boynton & Rogers, repairs on pump, 



1513 39 


476 


51 


466 


67 


3 

84 


45 


75 


00 


l 

647 


71 


249 


09 


58 


80 


, 67 


64 


53 


70 


285 


75 


11 


22 


11 


50 


8 


12 


5 


14 


24 


80 


39 


10 


2 


00 


2 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


8 


00 


12 


10 


2 


50 


4 


50 


145 


82 


100 


00 


100 


00 


48 


50 


40 


00 


3 


50 


16 


37 


11 


00 


691 


00 


2 


00 


1 


25 



22 



Paid B. F. Kidder, expressing, . 

James ~Bojd & Sons, oil, blunderbuss, fire hats 

and repairing hose, 
R. Williams, labor and material, 
Brigkam & Piper, coal, . 
Downer Kerosene Oil Co., oil, 
C. L. Rich, repairs on engines, 
J. B. Walker, drawing hose-carriage, 
American Steani Packing Co., packing, 
E. E. Rollins, services as fireman, 
H. A. Winship & Co., fire hats, 
Bo3 r d & Stevens, repairs on engines, 
J. E. Piper, coal, .... 
H. P. Bussey, painting fire hats, 
A. M. Fisher, gloves, 



Ck. 



50 



By amount of appropriation, 
Excess of expenditure, 



117 


75 


5 


93 


206 


00 


12 


20 


15 


00 


5 


00 


2 


25 


10 


25 


27 


25 


16 


00 


60 


00 


6 


00 




45 



$5209 35 

$5000 00 
$209 35 



POOR ACCOUNT. 

Cr. 

By balance unexpended last year, 

Dr. 

Paid J. M. Twichell, cash paid sundry persons, 
Owen Hughes, groceries, 
Miles & SiLsbury, " 
O. M. Lord, " 

Sanford & Runnells, " 
Taylor & Davis, " 

Charles E. Bunker, t: 
D. D. Burns, " 

P. S. Conlan, 
J. E. Clancy, 



$3638 22 



ry pe 


rsons, . $376 79 




37 00 




633 57 




38 01 




156 28 




15 00 




42 00 




8 00 




3 25 




9 00 



23 



Paid P. C. Clapp & Son, groceries, . 
1ST. H. Tucker, provisions, 
C. C. Hayes, medical attendance, 
W. S. Everett, " "... 

Charles Sturtevant, medical attendance, 
C. L. Edwards, " " . . 

F. L. Gerald, " " . 

J. O'Connell, " » . 

H. L. Fuller, medicine, .... 

M. E. Noble, " .... 

Taunton Lunatic Hospital, board of H. W. Ham 
mond, ...... 

P. B. Whittemore, burial of sundry persons, 
Jones & Robinson, coal and wood, 
Luther Neal, " " 

Neal Bros., " " 

McAvoy & Co., " " 

C. L. Farnsworth, bread, 

A. C. Bass, boots and shoes, . 
Getchell & Moseley, printing, 
H. Bickerton, care of T. W. Lloyd, 
Freeman Smith, board of F. A. Redding, 
H. J. Raymond, care of Samuel Haskins, 

D. W. Luce, shoes, 
W. H. Ingersoll, coat, 
H. C. Chamberlain, clothing, . 
J. Wilder, meals for tramps, 

C. Wetherbee, services as undertaker, 
Charles Jacobs, expenses looking up stray child, 

D. F. Kendall, clothing, . 

B. F. Radford, coal, 
A. G-. Stratton, shoes, 
S. Gould, milk, 



$6 34 

47 31 

114 00 

30 00 

9 50 
82 00 
17 00 
10 00 
52 87 

1 50 

192 60 

167 00 

4 70 

19 90 

1 65 

13 50 

67 90 

21 10 

15 50 

10 00 
65 39 
24 00 

1 80 
4 00 

2 60 
2 32 

15 00 

4 00 

2 25 

312 00 

30 55 

11 00 



Balance unexpended, 



$2678 18 
$960 04 



24 



EXPENSES FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Benj. F. Kidder, police duty, 

Charles Jacobs, " " 

E. W. Moffatt, " " 

Bruce Dunn, " " 

J. M. Twichell, " " 

S. H. King, « « 

E. F. Stevens, " " 
J. Matthewson, " 

J. D. Williams, " " 

W. A. Mason, " " 

Daniel O'Connell, " " 
F.H. Caffin, 

E. B. Simpson, " u 

W. H. Cumminger, " " 

A. P. Bickmore, " " 
Boynton & Rogers, 4 qt. measures, 



$651 50 


742 


00 


746 


00 


180 


00 


30 


00 


53 


50 


7 50 


100 


00 


48 


50 


7 


00 


44 


50 


27 


00 


54 


50 


52 


50 


3 


00 


1 


00 



$2748 50 



Cr. 

By amount of appropriation, . 
By balance unexpended last year, 



Balance unexpended 



1500 00 

818 72 

5318 72 
$570 22 



SALARIES. 

Paid Henry S. Bunton, services as auditor, 

W. H. Taplin, " " " . 

B. C. Vose, " " " . 

J. M. Twichell, services as assessor and overseer 

of the poor, ...... 

Joel F. Goodwin, services as assessor, 

Henry A, Darling, " " " . . 

Henry B. Terry, services as town clerk and clerk 

of Selectmen, . . . . ■ . 



$25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


800 


00 


300 


00 


150 


00 



300 00 



25 

Paid B. C. Vose, reasurer, $400 00 

Amos Webster, services as school committee 

and clerk of same, ..... 
R. W. Hasted, services as school committee, 
W. J. Corcoran, " " " " 

E. M. Lancaster, " " " " 

H. M. Cable, " " " " 

W. F. Ward, " , " " u 

T. D. Weld, in 1873 and part of 1874, services 

as school committee, ..... 
P. B. Davis, services as school committee, 
Wm. Heustis, services as sealer of weights and 

measures, ....... 

$2879 00 

Cr. 

By amount of appropriation, . . . . $3100 00 
By balance unexpended last year , . . . 38 00 



200 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


50 


00 


100 


00 


50 


00 


150 


00 


50 


00 


54 


00 



$3138 00 
Balance unexpended, . . . $259 00 



GREENWOOD SCHOOL BUILDING APPROPRIATION. 

Cr. 

By balance unexpended last year, . . . . $61 42 

Dr. 
Paid P. Rooney, balance on account of grading grounds, 50 00 

Balance unexpended, .... $11 42 



APPROPRIATION FOR FENCING GREW SCHOOL 
GROUNDS. 

Cr. 
By amount of appropriation, ... . . $700 00 



26 



Dr. 



Paid W. W. Hiltou, labor and material, . 
G-eo. T. McLaughlin & Co., iron posts, 

Balance unexpended, 



$427 
21 


22 
00 


$448 
251 


22 

78 



APPROPRIATION FOR REMODELLING THE EVERETT 
SCHOOL-HOUSE. 

Ce. 

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

Dr. 

Paid Charles Haley, labor and material, . . . $446 00 

Samuels & Hamilton, plans, .... 30 00 

P. Rooney, labor, &c, ..... 40 00 



$516 00 
Expended in excess of appropriation, . 16 00 



RESERVOIR. 

Cr. 

By amount of appropriation, . . . . $1000 00 

Dr. 

Paid Owen Hughes, labor and material, . . . $544 00' 

J. M. Williams, covering reservoir, . 37 50 

J. E. Smith, locating " 26 50 

$608 00 

Balance unexpended, . . . 392 00 



HOSE. 

Cr. 
By amount of appropriation, .... $2500 00 



27 



Dr. 

Paid James Boyd & Sons, hose, 1009 ft., 

Balance unexpended, 



$1664 85 



55 15 



EXPENSES FOR HYDE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Chas. Haley, fitting up library rooms, 
Boynton & Rogers, stoves, &c, &c, . 
Roach, Bradbury, & Co., choirs, 
Tucker Manf. Co., gas fixtures, 
Getchell & Moseley, printing, 

" " " " catalogues, 

Barney Connor, rent, 
James Feehan, janitor services, 
Dedham & Hyde Park Gas Co. 5 
M. W. Brown, labor, 
R. L. Gay & Co., record book and cards 
Ward & Gay, stationery, 
Insurance and sundries, 

D. M. Corcoran, window shades, 

E. D. Savage, brooms, 
Lambert Bros., glass, 

H. K. W. Hall, Manilla cover paper, 

John A. Paine, carpenter work, 

J. Hill & Son, setting glass, 

Clary & Ryan, expressage, 

C. H. Snaith, keys, 

Jackson, Dale & Co., binding books, 

McAvoy & Co., coal, 

W. E. Foster, services as librarian, 

W. E. Foster, incidental expenses, 

M. A. Hawley, assisting librarian, 

Post Office, 



$819 62 
63 56 
69 25 
95 70 
87 75 
889 40 
232 50 

127 20 

128 85 
13 80 
31 50 
23 47 

421 92 
33 96 

2 10 
5 83 

35 46 
9 05 
8 25 
5 00 
4 20 

26 50 

8 50 

541 98 

46 40 

49 00 

3 10 



$3783 85 



28 

Cr. 

By amount of appropriation . . . $3500 00 



Expended in excess of appropriation, . $283 85 

The undersigned, having examined the foregoing accounts, 
hereby certify that they are correct. 



G. FRED GRIDLEY, 

JOHN A. BOYLE, J> Auditors. 

D, W. C. ROGERS, 



29 

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

Taxes. 



Jan. 15, 



By uncollected Taxes, as per Account 

current dated Jan. 15, 1874. 
Assessed in 1872 $1,953 68 

Less Abatements 458 65 



Interest collected. 



$1,495 03 
542 01 



Assessed in 1873 «... $49,004 11 

" " (additional) 74 23 



Less Abutements, $5,173 71 
Less uncollected, 1,965 73 



$49,078 34 



17,139 44 



$11,938 90 
Interest collected 3,625 85 



Assessed in 1874, per warrant. .$99,805 06 
" " (additional).. 3,174 66 



Less Abutements, $4,185 59 
Less uncollected, 48,354 31 
Less discount, .. . 1,180 18 



)2,979 72 



3,720 08 



Interest collected. 



$49,259 64 
43 84 



$2,037 04 



$45,564 75 



:$19,303 48 



To cash paid to Treasurer at sundry times, $96,905 27,$y6,905 27 



HENRY A. RICH, Collector of Taxes. 



Hyde Park, Jan. 15, 1S75. 



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



D. W. C. Rogers, 1 

G. Fred. Gridley, > Auditors. 

John A. Boyle, S 



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32 

AUDITORS' STATEMENT OF THE ASSETS 



TOWN PROPERTY. 



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

Blake " " " " " 30,000 00 

Greenwood School Building, Land and Personal Property 30,000 00 

Damon " " " " " 28,250 00 

Everett " " " " " 20,00u 00 

Town Hall and Personal Property 22,500 00 

Fire Department 24,500 00 

Town Teams, &c 1,200 00 

Lock-up, Fixtures and Bedding 600 00 

Furniture and Safes in Town Offices 1,000 00 

Hearse 450 00 

Weights and MeasureSr 350 00 



$194,850 00 



SINKING FUND. 

Amount January 15, 1875 , $18,539 32 

Invested as follows, viz : — 

Note, Town of Brookline, dated March 26, 1873, at 7 per cent... $9,000 00 

Note, Town of Brookline, dated Dec. 10, 1873, at 7 per cent 4,000 00 

Note, Town of Hyde Park, dated Dec. 1, 1S74, at 7 per cent 4,000 00 

Deposit in Boston Five Cent Savings Bank 1,000 CO 

Deposit in MercantileS avings Institution 539 32 



INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK, JAN. 15, 1875. 

Amount due on notes at close of last year $281,028 74 

Amount borrowed the current year, viz : — 

On Funded Loan , $20,000 00 

In Anticipation of Taxes 40,500 00 

Renewal of Temporary Loan ■. 49,000 00 

$109,500 00 

$39i,528 74 
Treasurer's notes paid during the year 115,875 00 

Total debt Januay 15, 1875 $277,653 74 



33 

AND LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 



FUNDED LOAN. 

„ , . . ... r /^Mi. %«*.<$*• v' 

Boston Five Cent Savings Bank, due May 16, 1890 i. $30,000 00 -s^V^^ ?6,a££ 4-Z-fP& 

" " " '• " " Dec. 1,1875 27,000 00— {j^bi*©/^- i.fZV 

" " " " " " Aug. 15, 1877 "" m k 15 ' 000 00 i.*.'*^- J/J 49/ 

Mercantile Savings Institution, Boston, due May 16, 1890 V. 10,000 00 </ fail- S<wn, °ff*!>- r /76 

" " " '' " June2,1876 20,000 00 

Home Savings Bank, Boston, due July 22, 1881. 20,000 00 

" " •' " Sept. 12, 1881 20,000 00 

" " " " Feb.28,1884 .= 20,000 00 ^ j, W 

Inst, for Savings, Newburyport, due June 1, 1890 ?. 10,000 00 </ ^^ ^W™- C/ ^- //c 

" " " " " Sept. 1,1890 ..Ml 15,000 00*' / -^> .j 

" " " " " Nov.15,1890 T. 10,000 00 ^— ^Ui cJl&/-W~ 

" " "' " - " Jan. 1,1877..... 8,700 00 

State of Massachusetts, due Jan. 8, 1884 30,000 00 

$235,700 00 



TEMPORARY LOAN. 

Treasurer's Notes, viz : due April 11, 1875 $5,000 00 

" " " " April 11, 1875 5,000 00 

" " " " April 25,1875 5,000 00 

" " " " Aug. 25, 1877 10,000 00 

Demand Notes, viz :— 

H. B. Wilbur, at 6 per cent 5,000 00 

Sarah He-wins 700 00 

Lucy A. Chapman 300 00 

M. Kiggen 1,953 74 

Hyde Park Sinking Fund 4,000 00 

Isabella F. Ranlett, on demand after May 5th 5,000 00 

$41,953 74 

$277,653 74 
LESS. 

Taxes due and unpaid $50,320 04 

Tax Deeds 8,174 27 

Treasurer's cash balance, Jan. 15,1875 21,853 51 

Sinking fund 18,539 32 * J 

$98,887 14 

Leaves net indebtedness , $178,766 60 

D. W. C. ROGERS, ) 

JOHN A. BOYLE, \ Auditors. 

V 3 i~ 7 (J G ' Fj RED gridley, > 






£-Z0£ 



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, 1874 :— 

BIRTHS. 

Number of Births registered in Hyde Park in 1874 — 144. 

Males, 84 

Females 60 

The parentage of the children is as follows: — 

Both parents American 57 

" English 5 

" Scotch 2 

" Irish 41 

" British Provinces 8 

Mixed — One parent American 20 

Both parents of other nationalities. 10 

Unknown 1 

Born in January, 7; February, 7; March, 11; April, 13; May, 11 ; 
June, 8; July, 22; August, 12; September, 5 ; October, 14; November, 
14; December, 19; Unknown, 1. 



MARRIAGES. 

Number of Intentions of Marriages issued in 1874—45. 

Number of Marriages registered in 1874 — 50. 

Oldest Groom, 50; Youngest Groom, 20; Oldest Bride, 38; Youngest 
Bride, 18. 

BoLh parties American 35 

Both parties Irish 5 

Both parties from British Provinces 2 

Both parties of other foreign nationalities 2 

Foreign and American 6 

Married in January, 4 ; February 3 ; March, 2 ; April, G ; May, 4 ; June, 
6; July, 1; August, 2; September, 4; October, 11 : November, 4; De- 
cember, 3. 



35 

The following are the names and residence of the parties whose 
marriages were solemnized in 1874, certificates of which have been 
returned to this office : — 

Jan. 4. — Andrew Kelly and Mary McDonough, both of Hyde Park. 

Jan. 8.— Fed E. Rollins and Mary E. Carter, both of Hyde Park. 

Jan. 15. — Thomas Corrigan and Ellen Mooney, both of Hyde Park. 

Jan. 21.— Melvin B. Williams of Portland, Me., and Elizabeth G. Orr 
of Hyde Park. 

Feb. 5. — Curtis Davis of Plymouth, and Annie Greenwood of Hyde 
Park. 

Feb. 18.— Albert T. Smith of Boston, and Carry F. Haskell of Hyde 
Park. 

Feb. 19. — Charles H. Howland of Boston, and Elizabeth M. Ray of 
Hyde Park. 

Mar. 4. — Henry L. Carter and Minnie E. Walker, both of Providence , 
R. I. 

Mar. 18. — JohnN. Jackson of Nashua, N. H., and Laura V. Goodwin 
of Hyde Park. 

April 2. — William B. Flanagan and Lydia Henderson, both of Pea- 
body. 

April 14. — Charles Cheney and Jennie Deane, both of Hyde Park. 

April 2.— Sydney H. Chapin of New ¥ork, and Ellen S. Merrill of 
Hyde Park. 

April 16. — Patrick F. Dolan and Annie M. Welch, both of Hyde Park. 

April 19. — John O'Connell, Jr., and Mary A. Graham, both of Hyde 
Park. 

April 23.— Jeremiah Sweeney and Catherine McKay, both of Hyde 
Park. 

May 3.— John M. Howe and Addie B. Cottle, both of Hyde Park. 

May 4. — William H. Ryan of Newton, and Mary E. Sarsfleld of Hyde 
Park. 

May 12.— Francis L. Gerald of Hyde Park, and Lucy A. Goodrich of 
Wobuim. 

May 12.— Nathaniel F. Shepard of Hyde Park, and Hattie E. Wheeler 
of Boston. 

June 1. — Thomas Meegan of Hyde Park, and Margaret Roddy of 
Lowell. 

June 10.— Maxcy W. Young of Hyde Park, and Nelly M. Warner of 
Webster. 

June 14 — Rupert R. Sanborn and Eunice L. Newcomb, both of Hyde 
Park. 

June 30.— John A. Abraham of Pembroke, Me., and Edith J. Ken- 
nedy of Hyde Park. 

June 22.— Frank W. Morse of Hopkinton. and Emily M. Dutton of 
Hillsborough Bridge, N. H. 



36 

June 10.— William J. Kendall of Milton, and Abbie J. Pratt of Hyde 
Park. 

July 22.— Edmund R. Hardy and Mary E Hammond, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Aug. 3.— Benj. Carver of New York, and Hannah P. Stickney of Hyde 
Park. 

Aug. 2. — Henry Peters and Mary Nolan, both of Hyde Park. > 

Sept. 3.— Matthew Broderick and Bridget Sheehan, both of [Hyde 
Park. 

Sept. 24. — John Allen and Annie Norton, both of Hyde Park. 

Sept. 17. — Daniel D. Coulter and Sarah J. Flemming, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Sept. 18.— George W. Parker and Hattie F. Holbrook, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Oct. 12. — Stephen A. Ellis and Annie G. DeSilva, both of Boston. 

Oct. 14.— Henry S. Fellows of Lynn, and Abby W. Hilton of Hyde 
Park. 

Oct. 2. — Humphrey Clancy of Dover, and Mary Hayes of Boston. 

Oct. 7. — William S. Harris and Loretta Henshaw, both of Somer- 
ville. 

Oct. 28. — Samuel F. Porter of Newburyport, and Frances E. Domett 
of Hyde Park. 

Oct. 2S.— Samuel S. Tucker and Ella A. Domett, both of Hyde Park. 

Oct. 8.— George W. Dunbar of Croyden, N. H., and Marietta J. Phil- 
brick of Springfield, N. H. 

Oct. 4.— William G. Wood and Kachael P. Eldridge, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Oct. 18. — Charles F. Davenport of Randolph, and Flora Emma Otis 
of East Stoughton. 

Oct. 29.— B. D. Clark of Newton, and I. II. Rommele of Needham. 

Oct. 13. — John Clearkiu of Norwood, and Bridget Meuaugh of Hyde 
Park. 

Nov. 1. — Frank H. Evans of Norwood, and Julia R. Jones, of Hyde 
Park. 

Nov. 28.— Albert Belchester and Susan Belcher, both of Holbrook. 

Nov. 29.— Charles O. Whitney and Rhoda A. Perry, both of Hyde 
Park. 

Nov. 26.— Charles I. Conway and Georgianna F. Withington, both of 
Hyde Park. 

Dec. 16.— Charles G. Chick of Hyde Park and Eliza A. Marshall of 
Dedham. 

Dec. 21.— Abner B. Cooper of Hyde Park and Lovina F. Sampson of 
Boston. 

Dec. 25.— Charles F. Coau and Albertie C. Rackliffe, both of Hyde 
Park. 



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DEATHS. 

Number of deaths in Hyde Park in 1874—130. 

Males 54 

Females 76 

Born in United States, 100 

Ireland, 16 

England, 4 

Scotland, 2 

Germany, 1 

British Provinces, 3 

Australia, 2 

So. America, 1 

Place of birth unknown , 1 

AGES. 

Still-born, 8 

Under 1 year, , 31 , 

Between 1 and 5 years 22 

" 5 and 10 years 6 

" 10 and 20 years 6 

" 20 and 30 years 11 

" 30 and 40 years 8 

" 40 and 50 years 13 

' ' 50 and 60 years 6 

" 60 and 70 years 3 

" 70 and 80 years 10 

" 80 and 90 years 5 

Not returned 1 

Died in January, 4; February, 11 ; March, 16; April, 11; May, 12; 
June, 7; July, 9 ; August, 17; September, 12; October, 11; November, 
9; December, 11. 

CAUSES OF DEATH. 



Still-born 8 

Consumption 20 

Paralysis 2 

Typhoid fever 3 

Dropsy 2 

Old age 3 

Disease of brain 1 

Cancer 1 

Accidents 5 

Scarlet fever 16 

Convulsions 5 



Debility 7 

Teething 2 

Marasmus 4 

Cholera morbus 1 

Dysentery 3 

B right's disease 2 

Phthisis 1 

Chronic Gastritis 1 

Scarlatina Anginosa 1 

Cerebro spinal disease 1 

Congestion of lungs 5 



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CAUSES OF DEATH 

Diarrhoea 2 

Heart disease 5 

Pneumonia 3 

Cholera infantum 7 

Lung fever 1 

Neplmtis 1 

Chronic bronchitis 2 

Softening of brain 1 

Inflammation of bowels 3 



[ Continued. ] 

Phlegmasia dolens 1 

Phthisis pulmonalis 1 

Paralysis of bowels 1 

Inward hermorrhage 1 

Premature -birth 3 

Scarlatina meningitis 1 

Chronic hydrocephalus 1 

Consumption of blood 1 

Unknown 1 



39 



THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF THE 
PERSONS DECEASED IN HYDE PARKIN 1874. 



Jan. 



Feby, 



Mar. 



April 



4 Ellen O'Lary. 
10 Kate Anderson . 
24 
27 

2 

3 

9 
11 
12 
16 
17 
18 
18 
1!) 
23 

2 

5 

9 
10 
12 
12 
13 
16 
23 
25 
27 
27 
27 
30 
31 
31 

1 

1 

1 



Johannah M. Glavin. 

Edner M. Elkins 

Catherine Kelly 

Michael Watson 

Catherine Cullen 

Helen J. Wright 

Margaret Cashrnan 

Fanny J. Davis 

Flora L. Davis 

John F. Magar 

Mary A. Elkins 

Elisha P. Bowers 

William Clancy 

Benjamin F. Thompson. .. 

Lucy E. Evans 

Albert Vankook 

Ellen C. Evans 

Williams 



May 



Grace B. Gayle 

Susan A. Evans 

Flaherty 

Jeannette McLeod, . . . 

Roseanna Dolan 

Thomas W. Lloyd 

Annie Kirwan 

Georgie S. Wheeler. . . 
Sarah A. Steamburg.. 

Thomas Powers 

Percy M. Lufkiu 

Carrie Whittle r 

Ellen M. Gribbeu 

Bradford W. Morgan. 

2 Henry D. Gillmau 

6 JuliaTimson 

8 j Ethel M. Lothrop 

HiDoraM. Gookin 

26jEllen Gatley 

27|Harriet W. Bonney. . . 

28 John McCarty 

30JMartha Gait 

2 | Samuel H. Fennell 

3JMary Gait 



CAUSE OF DEATH. 



Convulsions. 

Consumption. 
24 Convulsions. 
3 23 Consumption. 

Nephritis. 
2 17 Typhoid fever. 

Chronic bronchitis. 

2 21 Congestion of lungs. 
Old age. 

1 10 Scarlet fever. 

3 27| " " 
1 13 Accidental poisoning. 

11 9 Consumption. 
6 j Softening 01 brain. 
9 Consumption. 
11 6 Chronic inflam. of bowels. 
7lScarlet fever. 
jCongestion of lungs, 
10 15i Scarlet fever. 
1 

|Cerebro-spinal disease. 
7, Scarlet fever. 
15|Debility. 
5 Scarlet fever. 
Phlegmasia doleus. 
3 Phthisis pulmonalis. 
9 24 Scarlet fever. 
9 

Consumption. 
Paralysis of bowels. 
Accidental scalding. 
Scarlet fever 



14 
10. 5 
ll!21 

1025 

5 25 



Still-born. 

Inward hemorrhage. 

Pneumonia. 

Inflammation of bowels. 
3 26 Consumption. 
16 Convulsions. 

Congestion of lungs. 

Stillborn. 
12 Premature birth, 

IScarlet fever. 
15 Premature birth. 



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DEATHS — [ Continued. ,] 



May- 



June 



July 



Aug. 



11 
1-2 
16 
19 
21 
23 
30 
12 
14 
14 
15 
17 
25 
27 
1 
1 
9 
14 
24 
25 
29 
29 
30 
2 
4 
7 
8 
12 
16 
16 
17 
21 
22 
22 
25 
26 



Sept. 



Hannah Swift 

Fred A. Dyer 

James W. Holland... 

Peter Leu ah an 

J. Maria Murray 

Maria A.Thayer 

Frank Carter 

Roy Nelson Brigharn. 

Leila Jackson 

Catherine Sweeney.. 

Eachael Jones 

— Hodson 

Orpin. 



Sarah E. Ireland. 
Tieruav . . 



Thomas B. Holden.. 
Mary E. Roouey. . . 

Margaret Kelley 

Bessie G. Freeborn. 

Alvin B. Chase 

Rollins 



Julia Conroy 

Margaret Boyd. .. . 

John Shay 

Annie Gil martin... 
Susie S. Davis.. . . 

Kate Leonard 

Bernard Curran 

Juliette O'Connell. 
Willie C. Stevens. 

Bessie Thayer 

Sarah E. Greenlow. 
Gertie S. Timson. . 
Baker 



Betsey Smith 

Herbert J. Murphy. . 

Mary Sheehan 

Archibald Battersby. 

Calvin M. Thompson. 

28, William Holmes 

28 Johu W. Thomson... 

21) Jane H. French 

31 Willis H. Campbell.. 
1 Annie F. Walmsley.. 

12 Mary Kenny 

13 Catherine McCarty... 

10 Scott 

16 Charles Gardiner 



AGES. 



N7 



40 



2:.) 



72 



49 



Dropsy. 
Consumption. 
Convulsions, 
Consumption. 



27 



CAUSE OF DEATH. 



Railroad accident. 

Scarlatina meningitis. 

Chronic hydrocephalus. 

Lung fever. 

Paralysis. 

Still-born. 

Premature birth. 

Dropsy. 

Still-born. 

Consumption. 

Teething. 

Cancer in breast. 

Still-born. 

Consumption. 

Debility. 

Heart disease. 

tc 

Marasmus. 
Cholera infantum. 
Consumption. 
Cholera infantum. 
Cholera morbus. 
Marasmus. 
28 Cholera infantum. 

8 Consumption of blood. 
27 Disease of brain. 
Debility. 
Dysentery. 
Cholera infantum. 
Congestion of lungs. 
Inflammation of bowels. 
B right's disease. 
Phthisis. 
Coosumption. 
Dysentery. 
Marasmus. 
Cholera Infantum. 

Heart disease. 
Still-born. 
11 Diarrhoea. 



2:; 



41 

DEATHS— [ Continued. ] 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



Mary E. Randall 

Timothy Burns 

Frederick W. Coffin 

Katie T. Otesse 

Luke Burke 

Laurence Connolly.. 

Charles P. Hall 

John Doolin 

George Bass 

Mary Welch 

Cecelia Watson 

Luke Trainer 

Jessie A. Russell.. . . 

Howard D. Ayer 

Jane A. Harmon 

Charles Loring 

Ellen Inglebreck 

Isaac W. El well 

Jane Matherson 

George H. Barr 

Sarah C. Haskius. .. 
George B. Leavitt. . 

Freddie B. Rand 

Sarah Timpenny. . . . 
Annie F. Eldridge.. 

Wood 

Bertha M. Wright.. 
Samuel Haskins.... 

Ernest Horn 

Julia McCabe 

Amy F. Holtham 

Sarah J. Kilpatric. . . 
Mary E. Mclntire.. . 

Martha A. Page 

Olivia H. Butler 

Edith D. Holt 

Sara E. Noyes 

Ruhanah B. Sheparcl 



27 



47 



CAUSE OF DEATH. 



Consumption. 

Still-born. 

B right's disease. 

Teething. 

Heart disease. 

Diarrhoea. 

Heart disease. 

Marasmus. 

Old age. 

Consumption. 

Accident. 

Scarlet fever. 

Acute Pneumonia. 

Typhoid fever. 

Pneumonia. 

Debility. 

Paralysis. 

Scarlet fever. 

Dysentery. 

Chronic Gastritis. 

Typhoid fever. 

Congestion of lungs. 

Consumption. 

Scarlet fever. 

Still-born. 

Convulsions. 

Consumption. 

Railroad accident. 

General debility. 

Scarlet fever. 

Consumption. 

Debility. 

Chronic bronchitis. 

Debility. 

Scarlatina Anginosa. 

Scarlet fever. 

Old age. 



Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY B. TERRY, Town Clerk. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



TOWN OF HYDE PARK. 



1874-5 



HYDE PAKK: 
TRESS OF THE NORFOLK COUNTY GAZETTE. 

1875. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE: 



Waldo F. Ward, Chairman. 
Amos Webster, Secretary . 
Hobart M. Carle. 



Richard W. Husted. 
Edward M. Lancaster. 



SUB-COMMITTEES : 
HIGH SCHOOL, — E. M. Lancaster, R. W 

CoiiCORAN. 

DAMON SCHOOL,— W. J. Corcoran. 
BLAKE SCHOOL,— W. F. Ward. 
GREW SCHOOL,— H. M. Carle. 
EVERETT SCHOOL,— A. Webster. 
GREENWOOD SCHOOL,— R. W. Husted. 



Husted, W. J. 



REPORT. 



The year now closing has been an eventful one in our 
school history. Such changes as have occurred in both 
the School Board and the schools, had been unknown in the 
history of our town. The withdrawal from your Committee 
of Messrs. Davis and Weld, whose practical wisdom and ex- 
perience fitted them so eminently for the responsibilities of 
the position which they had ably and honorably occupied, 
and especially at the very time when they seemed to be the 
most needed on the Board, was a calamity which every good 
citizen may well deplore. 

In their report last year your Committee were unanimous 
in saying, "We are confident in the belief that the schools of 
Hyde Park will now compare favorably with those of any 
other town in this Commonwealth." To bring them up to 
such a condition had indeed cost much thought, labor and 
money ; and it is a universal law that a good thing costs 
more than a poor one. But we believe there are comparatively 
few of our citizens who appreciate the value of a thorough 
common school education that will say these expenditures 
were unwise, or did not make good returns. The schools of 
Hyde Park have given our town a reputation which has brought 
to us and retained, here, valuable citizens, who, under different 
circumstances, would not have identified themselves with us. 

But with the burden of heavy and increasing taxation upon 
us it is not surprising that, in the midst of financial embar- 
rassments and general business prostration, retrenchment 
should become the watchword of the hour in every department 
of town expenditures. Your Committee sympathized with 
the general feeling on this subject ; but just where to begin, . 



or how to lessen essentially the expenses of the schools with- 
out lowering their standard, was a difficult problem. A reor- 
ganization of all the schools presented the only feasible plan ; 
and yet some of your Committee failed to recognize clearly 
the wisdom of such a change. Its success did not seem to 
them to be assured. But the town in public meeting seemed 
to favor the plan, and appropriated money to remodel the Ev- 
erett School House, so as to accommodate the High School. 
This necessitated the disintegration of the Everett School and 
the redis trie ting of the town. 

At just this juncture our city neighbors, whose prerogative 
it seems to be to make suburban schools their "feeding ground," 
when they want good teachers, made choice of three of our 
four masters for their schools. This was no doubtful compli- 
ment to the character of our schools and the class of teachers 
which we employed. Indeed, we believe it to be the first 
instance on record in which Boston committees have gone 
outside of their own trained ushers and taken three masters 
from any one town to fill vacancies in their own schools. 

Our masters being thus removed, and the town having 
been already redistricted on account of the dismemberment 
of the Everett School, the way was opened for a radical 
though experimental change in our school management. The 
immediate charge of each individual room was confided to 
one lady teacher, and the general supervision of them all en- 
trusted to the one remaining master, Mr. G. M. Fellows. By 
this change there has been a saving of several thousand dol- 
lars per year in school expenses. It is but just, however, to 
say that this plan was entered upon with some misgivings on 
the part of a portion, at least, of your Committee, and must 
still be regarded as experimental. Its success cannot be 
fully demonstrated at present. We hope for the most satis- 
factory results ; but to secure them will require the best class 
of teachers, a supervising master who is a thorough organizer 
and disciplinarian as well as teacher, and the constant and 
united co-operation of a thoroughly competent, efficient and 
faithful Committee, who shall not only have a distinct ideal 



of what a good school must be, but how to secure it, and a 
determination to be satisfied with nothing short of it. 

Early in the winter the town authorized your Committee to 
open one or more evening schools, and appropriated $300 for 
the expenses thereof. About 140 persons, including both 
sexes, and varying in age from a dozen years to perhaps forty- 
five, applied for admission to such schools. With this num- 
ber of applicants, your Committee deemed it wise to locate 
one school in the Damon School-house, and one in the Grew. 
A room in each house was accordingly fitted up for the pur- 
pose, at an aggregate expense of $87.92. The schools were 
placed in charge of Masters E. Demeritt and N. W. Ladd, 
with Mrs. Barrows and Genevieve Brainard as assistants, 
The schools were in session six evenings a week — three for 
males and three for females — at an aggregate expense of about 
$42 per week, while the appropriation lasted. Very few 
adults who had applied for admission attended the schools ; 
but an interesting class of scholars, who had been deprived of 
the advantages of the day schools, have eagerly embraced 
this opportunity to learn. Their punctuality, interest and im- 
provement were most gratifying. We think the appropriation 
was wisely made, and judiciously expended. 

Singing and drawing have been taught in all our classes ; 
the former by our excellent and successful singing-master, Mr. 
H. J. Whittemore, who devotes half of his time to our schools. 
Last spring our teachers all united in employing an experi- 
enced drawing-master to give them a course of lessons in 
drawing. Since then they have taught it in their respective 
classes, with the happiest results. 

The Committee would, in this report, call the attention of 
the town to the danger to which the children of the Damon 
district, residing east of the Providence Railroad, are exposed 
in crossing the property of private citizens and the road, at 
the so-called Charles street, in order to attend school. 

Unless a suitable crossing is provided, the parents of almost 
a hundred children have a reasonable cause of complaint 



against the town, and a just reason for the withdrawal of their 
children from the school. 

To this general report we append a detailed report of each 
school, as prepared and presented by the respective sub-com- 
mittees. 

AMOS WEBSTER, 
WALDO F. WARD, 
E. M. LANCASTER, 
R. W. HUSTED, 
H. M. CABLE, 
W. J. CORCORAN. 



SPECIFIC REPORTS. 



HIGH SCHOOL. 

Principal Frank W. Freeborn. 

Assistants Laura A. Dutton, Florence Weld. 



Whole number of pupils 

Admitted from the Blake Grammar School... 
Admitted from the Damon Grammar School. 
Admitted from the Grew Grammar School. . . 
Admitted from the Everett Grammar School. 

Admitted from other sources 

Whole number admitted 

Average attendance 



1873-4 


1874-5 


60 


85 


5 


14 


3 


5 


2 


13 


4 


12 


5 


13 


19 


57 


50.6 


73.3 



It will be seen by an examination of the above table, that 
there has been a large increase during the present school year 
in the number of pupils attending the High School. This in- 
crease is as gratifying as it is beneficial. It has made practi- 



cable a more complete classification of the school, and the in- 
troduction of a greatly improved course of study, thus- econo- 
mizing and utilizing the labors of the teachers and giving to 
the pupils a wider and a better culture. The mere reflex in- 
fluence of fullness of numbers in a school is by no means to 
be overlooked, for while the faithful teacher will be laborious 
in the line of duty with but a few pupils, increase of numbers 
will add inspiration to his labors ; and while therearepupils in 
every school interested and persevering in the pursuit ol 
knowledge under all circumstances, even the most adverse, 
the enthusiasm of the ordinary scholar is dependent not a lit- 
tle on the emulation and competition of numbers. 

The Committee find another cause for congratulation in the 
improved location and better accommodations of the High 
School — secured at a trifling expense, compared with the 
benefits gained. The former quarters in the third story of the 
Grew building were ill-arranged and inconvenient, neither 
suited to its wants nor commensurate with its dignity or impor- 
tance. Looking only at the aesthetic aspect of the case, there 
was an incongruity in furnishing the highest, and what ought 
to be the best school in town, the poorest accommodations. 
But even these it had outgrown, and the demand for better ac- 
commodations was imperative. To many the only satisfactory 
solution was the speedy erection of another school building, 
at an outlay which the town could ill afford, at the present time, 
to bear. 

The judgment of the School Committee in recommending, 
and the wisdom of the town in authorizing, the transfer of the 
High School to the Everett building, have been abundantly 
vindicated, both as a measure in the interests of economy, and 
as promoting the cause of education in our midst. The cen- 
tral location and elevated site, the ample grounds and cheerful, 
attractive rooms of which the High School is now possessed, 
should be a source of pride and pleasure to the people of all 
sections, for this is the one school in which all have a direct 
and an equal interest. 

The Committee were conscious when they advised the 
change, and they acknowledge now, that the discontinuance 
of the Everett School involved no little inconvenience to those 
of its patrons living in its immediate neighborhood ; but they 
endeavored, in drawing the new district lines, to make the in- 
dividual hardship as light and limited as possible, and they de- 
sire to express, here, their appreciation of the considerate and 
self-denying spirit in which most of those inconvenienced ac- 
quiesced in a measure so manifestly for the public good. 



8 

The Committee desire to call special attention to the course 
of study which is appended to this report. It is already par- 
tially introduced, and will be put into full operation as soon as 
practicable. 

The course of study first adopted was as complete as the 
circumstances would allow, but the time has come for a 
broader and more systematic Curriculum, one that will better 
meet the varied and specific wants of the community. The 
special feature in the new Curriculum is the arrangement of 
two somewhat distinct courses of study which may be charac- 
terized in general terms as Classical and Practical ; the one 
for those looking to professional life or aspiring to higher 
walks of learning, and the other designed to meet the wants 
of those preparing for practical business pursuits. 

These courses of study are made optional. At the begin- 
ning of the second term of the first year, each pupil, with the 
advice of teachers and friends, will elect the course which he 
will pursue. 

The Committee believe that the children of our citizens can 
obtain as good an education, whether Business, Classical or 
Scientific, at home, in their own High School, as abroad. 
There is, however, one want in our High School that must be 
met before it can realize its highest mission ; and that want 
is apparatus, chemical and philosophical. In a neighboring 
High School three thousand dollars have been spent within 
the last three years for extra books and apparatus. 

The Committee do not for one moment think of such a 
princely sum as that for their own school, but they do think 
that the judicious expenditure of a few hundred dollars in 
needed apparatus and standard books of reference would be a 
wise investment, one that would bring rich returns in a more 
thorough and practical scholarship. 

Citizens are earnestly invited to visit the High School, and 
they are assured that they will, at all times, meet a most cor- 
dial welcome. 

They will find it in charge of well-qualified and skilful in- 
structors, and presenting a scene of busy activity without 
noise or confusion, marked order and system without useless 
machinery or needless restraint. 

Owing to an unusual amount of sickness the attendance 
has been somewhat impaired, especially during the present 
winter. 

Death has entered the doors of the High School but once 
during the year, and then it removed one of its most promis- 



9 

ing members, Sarah E. Noyes, a young lady whose loveliness 
of character and fidelity to duty had won for her the affection 
and respect of both teachers and schoolmates. 

For the Sub-Committee, 

Edward M. Lancaster, Chairman. 



GREW SCHOOL. 

Teachers,—,/. C. Alexander, I. 31. LeSeur, F. W. Brown, F. Emerson, 
L. Dunbar, M. A. Alexander, 8. 8. Lancaster. 

This school, with a very able and efficient corps of teachers, 
has fully maintained its high standing during the past year- 

Both teachers and pupils have worked together harmoni. 
ou sly and a healthy and prosperous spirit seems to pervade 
the whole school. 

H. M. Cable. 



EVERETT SCHOOL. 

Teacher, — Mrs. Carrie F. Cutler. 

This school continued under the charge of Mr. George T. 
Wiggin, with an able corps of assistants, until the close of the 
Summer term, and was eminently successful in its every de- 
partment. But when it had been decided to transfer the High 
School to this building, the Everett School was disintegrated 
and most of the scholars and teachers placed in other schools, 
Mrs. Cutler only remaining. She has charge of scholars le- 
gitimately belonging to the ioth, nth, and 12th classes. She 
is one of our best teachers, and her success is all that could 
be expected. 

A. Webster. 



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11 

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BLAKE SCHOOL. 

Teachers, — Emma S. Beede, Katie V. Smith, Emma A. George, Elmina 
L. Oliver , Jennie 8. Hammond, Helen H. Oliver. 

Mr. Theodore D. Weld was the Local Committee of this 
school until Oct. ist, and reports as follows : — 

In the last year's report of the Blake School it was said 
that " while the general results of the year are satisfactory, 
they make it plain that higher efficiency can be secured by 
assigning some teachers to other classes than those they now 
instruct." The change thus indicated was made. Two of 
the teachers were assigned to grades of instruction, one higher, 
the other lower, and both far better adapted than their previ- 
ous ones to the general qualifications and special fitness of 
each. The result has confirmed the wisdom of the change. 
The best interest of a school can be secured only when 
teachers, as well as scholars, are assigned to those grades for 
which they are best adapted. If experience proves that a 
teacher is ill adapted to the grade first assigned to her, butz'5 
fitted to another, whether higher or lower, justice demands a 
new assignment. If there is a place for everyone, each should 
be in his own ; if elsewhere, he is out of place. As two of the 
Masters of our schools resigned in the Summer vacation, Mr. 
Fellows was put in charge of the Damon, in addition to his 
own school, and instructed to spend half of every school-day 
in each. Retiring from the School Board soon after, I had 
but few weeks to watch the results of this change. So far as 
they gave me data for judgment, I am of opinion that it in- 
creased the efficiency of all the classes in the school. Mr. 
Fellows being released from the special responsibility of the 
fifth class, by the assignment to it of a lady well qualified for 
the position, was able to devote to each of the lower grades, 
far more time daily than was previously possible, thus securing 
to the whole greater uniformity and unity in spirit and 
methods, a heartier co-operation on the part of the teacher 
and consequently a greater power of accomplishment. 

After the retirement of Mr. Weld, Mr. Fellows was elected 
Master of all the schools, and under his continued manage- 
ment the different classes, with their present excellent teach- 
ers, are doing all that can be asked of them, and were never 
more prosperous than at the present time. 

Waldo F. Ward. 



12 

DAMON SCHOOL. 

Teachers,— Sarah W. Loker, Lizzie D. Bunker, Maria Br Witherbee, 
Carrie E. Walker, Emma L. Wiswall. 

■ The standing of the different classes of this school has been 
uniformly maintained during the past school year. One new 
teacher, Miss Bunker, has been admitted to the school. She 
is making persevering efforts to become a successful teacher. 

W. J. Corcoran. 



GREENWOOD SCHOOL. 

Teachers, — Annette F. Armes, Lucy S. Currier, Harriet J. Folsom, 

Mary E. Libby. 

This school, formerly an appendage to the Everett School, 
and comprising only scholars below the seventh grade, has re- 
ceived large accessions since the redistricting of the town, 
and now contains scholars in all the grammar and primary 
grades. The acceptance of Central avenue as a town high- 
way, with the consequent improvements thereupon, has great- 
ly increased the facilities for reaching it, which at one time 
were justly the subject of complaint. The classes, with the 
exception of the fifth, which will be augmented at the begin- 
ning of a new year, have been well filled. The attendance 
has been good, and the monthly examinations show that com- 
mendable progress has been made in studies. 

R. W. Husted.