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ANNUAL STATEMENT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



City of Charlestown 



Financial Year Ending February 29, 1868. 




TOGETHEIl WITH THE REPORTS OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIRE 
DEPARTMENT, FOR THE FINANCIAL YEARS ENDING FEBRU- 
ARY 28th, 1867, AND FEBRUARY 29th, 1868. 



BOSTON: 
ARTHUR W. LOCKE & CO., PRINTERS, 120 MILK STREET 

1868. 



ANNUAL STATEMENT 



EECEIPTS AND EXPENDITUKES 



City of Charlestown, 



Financial Year Ending Febbuart 29, 1868. 




TOGETHER WITH THE REPORTS OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE ITBE 
DEPARTMENT, FOR THE FINANCIAL TEARS ENDING FEBRU- 
ARY 28th, 1867, AND FEBRUARY 29th, 1868. 



BOSTON: 
ARTHUR W. LOCKE & CO., PRINTERS, 120 MILK STREET. 

1868. 

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY TREASURER. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, March dth, 1868. 

Referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Finance, and sent 
down for concurrence. 

DANIEL WILLIAMS, Cut Clerk. 



In Common Council, March 16f/i, 1868. 

Referred in concurrence. 

JOHN T. PRIEST, Clekk. 



Dr. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, in Account to 



To amount paid on City Pay Rolls of 1867-8 $463,725 77 

" Soldiers' Pay Rolls of 1867-8, 18,078 66 

" City Deferred Roll, 38,468 40 

" Soldiers' Deferred Roll, 2,295 94 

" City " Notes Payable," 329,250 00 

" Interest on City Bonds and Loans, 32,347 70 

" Interest on Water Bonds, 53,710 00 

" State Tax of 1867, 92,400 00 

Deposited in Warren Institute for Savings ; Bequests of Jacob Foss, 3,760 00 
Cash on hand, 22,549 44* 



$1,056,585 91 



March 1, 1868, with LINUS E. PEARSON, City Treas'r, Cr. 

By Cash on hand per account, March 1, 1867 $57,764 27 

from loans on City " Notes Payable," 444,150 00 

" Sale " Water Bonds," ,. 62,000 00 

Collected on Taxes of 1866 $25,088 43 

" " Taxes of 1867, 341,094 09 366,182 52 

from State on account " State Aid," 30,014 00 

" " for " Armory Rent," 1,650 00 

" " City's Proportion of School Fund, 1,494 87 

" " " MiUtia Bounty," 1,087 80 

" If ystic Water Board for "Water Rates," 66,586 81 

"Interest "on Notes etc. due the City, 3,194 26 

" accrued on Water Bonds sold, 323 33 3,617 59 

for Drain and Sewer assessments, 9,414 78 

for Sundry Payments on " Notes Receivable," 1,600 00 

for Sale Buildings, Warren School lot, 1,740 00 

" " " Elm Street Engine House lot, 601 00 2,341 00 

" Sale Engines, Horse, etc. "Fire Department," . . . . 1,174 00 

received for constructing sidewalks, " Repairs of Streets," 77185 

received amount, erroneously charged, " Laying out Streets," 155 95 

received Fees, Fines, etc. " Police Account," . 684 30 

received on account, " Support of Poor," 656 53 

«« Fines, Catalogues, etc. " Public Library," 126 58 

" Burial Fees, 1867. "Health Department," . .... 1300 

" for Sale of old Hose. " New Hose Account," ... 23 36 

" Amount erroneously paid R. Mason, 108 45 

" for Sale Fuel. "Fuel for Schools," 3 50 

" from Winchester Home Temporary Deposit, .... 2,200 00 
" " B. H. Monument Association, first payment as 

per agreement on Monument Av. extension, 600 00 
for Sundry amounts. " Contingencies account," Sale of Bell, 

Rents, etc 390 44 

Rents for use of City Hall, 1,158 00 

Recording Mortgages, etc., 150 48 

Marriage Licenses, 196.50, Circus Licenses, 200.00, . , . 396 50 

Billiard Licenses, 80.83; Pawnbrokers, 50.00, 130 83 

Junk Stores, 30,00 ; Auctioneers, 8.00 ; Sundries, .50 . . . 38 50 2,264 75 



$1,056,685 91 



Charlestown, February 29, 1868. 

LINirS E. PEARSON, City Treasurer. 



Dr. balance SHEET, 

City Property . . . . ; $332,367 03 

Notes Receivable 36,999 75 

Interest Account 29,748 84 

Interest on Water Bonds 112,299 59 

Warren Institute for Savings 3,760 00 

Charlestown Five-Cents Savings Bank 3,571 49 

Water — Construction Account 988,902 88 

State Aid 35,715 24 

Cash 22,549 44 

Sullivan Square Enlargement. 253 19 

Repairs of Streets 2,155 30 

Fire Department 1,003 78 

Fuel and Lighting Streets , 22 09 

Water — Maintenance Account 56,598 38 

Repairs of School Houses 763 33 

Contingencies 3,572 30 

Salaries of City Officers 362 43 

School Contingencies 2,202 51 

Salaries of Teachers ...,..., 1,892 43 

New Lamps 116 33 

Laying out Streets 3,081 25 

New Hose 294 90 

Collector of Taxes, 1865 ., 963 75 

Militia Bounty 7,515 00 

Unappropriated Taxes 1,526 65 

Collector of Taxes of 1867 50,363 01 

Extra Appropriations 115,670 25 

$1,814,271 14 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, February 29, 1868. Cr. 

Soldiers' Deferred Roll $ 6,199 49 

City Deferred Roll 20,400 32 

Notes Payable 387,100 00 

City Bonds 188,000 00 

Water Loan Bonds 1,020,000 00 

Income of A. Babcoek's Legacy 8710 

Water Rates 159,920 17 

Winchester Home Corporation 2,200 00 

Water for Schools 1,791 81 

Police 433 42 

Drains and Sewers 923 63 

Health Department 434 04 

Public Library 106 26 

Ai-chibald Babcoek's Legacy 2,850 00 

Purchase and care of Trees 1 14 50 

Jacob Foss' Bequests 3,760 00 

Fuel for Schools 1,276 54 

Refunding Taxes 1,294 48 

County Treasurer 16,456 56 

Use of Hydrants 200 00 

Income of J. Foss' Flag Bequest 61 41 

Income of J. Foss' 17th of June Bequest 61 41 

Bunker Hill Monument Association 600 00 



[,814,271 14 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. 



April 13th, 1868. 

The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the City Treasurer's Statement of his Keceipts and Ex- 
penditures for the financial year ending February 29th, 1868, 
report, that after due examination, they find the same to be 
correctly cast, and sustained by proper vouchers ; and that the 
balance in his hands, at that date, was twenty-two thousand five 
hundred and forty-nine dollars and forty-four cents, ($22,549.44.) 

In conformity with a City Ordinance requiring the same, the 
Committee have caused to be prepared, and submit herewith, a 
Detailed Statement of the Expenditures of the City for said 
financial year, with a statement of the City Debt, a schedule of 
City Property, and the estimated value thereof. And they recom- 
mend that one thousand copies of the same be printed for distribu- 
tion among the citizens. 

LIVERUS HULL, 
THOMAS B. HARRIS, 
JAMES W. ROBERTS, 
JAMES ADAMS, Jr., 
JAMES SWORDS, 
THOMAS R. B. EDMANDS, 
LYMAN R. BINGHAM, 
DAVID S. TUCKER, 

Committee on Finance. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, April l^th, 1868. 
Report accepted, and sent down for concurrence. 

DANIEL WILLIAMS, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, April 2Qth, 1868. 

Accepted in concurrence. 

JOHN T. PRIEST, Clerk. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, April 13^/i, 1868. 

Ordebed, That the Committee on Printing be and are hereby 
instructed to cause one thousand copies of the City Treasurer's 
statement, and the detailed statement of Receipts and Expenditures 
for the financial year ending February 29th, 1868, together with 
the city debt, the schedule of city property, and the estimated 
value thereof; and also the annual reports of the Board of Engi- 
neers of the Fire Department, for the financial years ending Feb- 
ruary 28th, 1867, and February 29th, 1868, to be printed for the 
use of the citizens ; and that the City Clerk give public notice when 
the same are ready for distribution. The expense thereof to be 
charged to the Appropriation for Contingencies. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, April Idtli, 1868. 

Order amended, That an additional three hundred copies of the 
Engineer's Report for the year ending February 29th, 1868, be 
printed separately ; and, as amended, passed and sent down for 
concurrence. 

DANIEL WILLIAMS, City Clerk. 



Concurred. 



In Common Council, April 20th, 1868. 
JOHN T. PRIEST, Clerk. 



EXPENDITURES 



Financial Year Ending February 29, 1868, 



SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS. 

Liverus Hull, Mayor, $1,500 00 

Linus E. Pearson, Treasurer and Collector, 2,000 00 

Daniel Williams, City Clerk, 2,000 00 

John T. Priest, Clerk of Common Council, 200 00 

Henry W. Bragg, City Solicitor, 500 00 

Samuel L. Harding, City Messenger, 800 00 

Henry A. Rice, Superintendent of Streets, 1,200 00 

T. Edward Ames, City Engineer, from Oct. 8, 1867, 197, 28 

David B. Weston, Sec'y of Overseers of Poor, 1,000 00 

Edward Thorndike, Assessor (chairman), 1,000 00 

Caleb Rand, " 500 00 

Rufus Mason, " 600 00 

George W. White, Assistant Assessor, 440 00 

Joseph F. Boyd, " " 388 00 

Dolphin D. Taylor, " " 340 00 

P. S. Briggs, " " 220 00 

Stephen P. Kelley, City Marshal, 1,300 00 

" " Health officer, 100 00 

" ♦' Superintendent of Burials, 100 00 

George E. Rogers, Chief Engineer of Fire Dept., 300 00 

Israel P. Magoun, Asst " " " 100 00 



Amount carried forward, $14,685 28 



12 



EXPENDITURES. 





Amount brought forward, 


$14,685 28 


Henry P. Goodwin, Asst 


. Engineer of Fire Dept., 


100 00 


Barrent V. Dennis, " 


(( (i (( 


100 00 


William E. Delano, " 


11 U il 


100 00 


Henry P. Goodwin, Clerk of Engineers of Fire Dept., 


75 00 


Clerk hire and assistance 


in offices of City Clerk, and 




Treasurer and CoUec 


3tor of Taxes, 

$15,460 28 


400 00 


Amount expended, 


$15,460 28 


. " appropriated. 


$14,775 00 




Balance last year, 


322 85 15,097 85 





Deficiency 



362 43 



SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS. 



SALARIES OF TEACHERS, ETC. 



Caleb Emery, 
Alfred P. Gage, 
George Swan, 
B. F. S. Griffin, 
Warren S. Eaton, 
John G. Adams, 
William Baxter, 
Caleb Murdock, 
Joseph B. Morse, 
Katharine Whitney, 
Christiana Rounds, 
Mary G. Prichard, 
Mary A. Davis, 
Abby F. Crocker, 
Sarah M. Chandler, 
Sophia W. Page, 



$2,500 00 

1,800 00 

1,800 00 

1,800 00 

1,700 00 

1,600 00 

1,500 00 

1,400 00 

450 00 

800 00 

700 00 

625 00 

625 00 

600 00 

675 00 

600 00 



Amount carried forward, $19,175 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



13 



Amount brouglit forward, 



Annie M. Turner, 
Frances M. Read, 
Ann E. Carr, 
Josephine M. Flint, 
Mary S. Thomas, 
Martha B. Stevens, 
Ellen A. Pickering, 
Lydia S. Jones, 
Bernice A. DeMerritt, 
Mary A. Osgood, 
Maria Brown, 
Margaret Veazie, 
Julia A. Worcester, 
V. A. M. L. Dadley, 
Henrietta J. Merrill, 
Elsie A. Woodward, 
Abby M. Clark, 
Arabella P. Moulton, 
Mary F. Goldthwait, 
Harriet E. Frye, 
Mary C. Sawyer, 
Ellen C. Dickinson, 
Maria T. Savage, 
Martha M. Kenrick, 
Marietta Bailey, 
Lydia A. Sears, 
Martha Blood, 
Abby B. Fiske, 
Ann E. Weston, 
Fannie B. Hall, 
Lois A. Rankin, 
Susan H. Williams, 
Lucy L. Burgess, 
Sarah M. Ginn, 



19,175 


00 


600 


00 


Ml 


67 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


550 


00 


550 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


512 


71 


525 


00 



Amount carried forward. 



5,454 38 



14 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Elizabeth W. Yeaton, 
Maria J. Smith, 
Malvina B. Skilton, 
Jenny D. Smith, 
Ellen Hadley, 
Ellen M. Armstead, 
Catharine W. Trowbridge, 
Sarah E. Smith, 
C. M. W. Tilden, 
Elizabeth R. Brower, 
Louisa A. Pratt, 
Susan E. Etheridge, 
Louisa W. Huntress, 
Matilda Oilman, 
Catharine C. Brower, 
Martha W. Yeaton, 
Harriet C. Easterbrook, 
Frances A. Marden, 
Caroline A. Rea, 
Mary E. Taylor, 
Anna R. Steams, 
Josephine A. Lees, 
S. E. Frye, 
Georgianna Hamlin, 
Georgianna T. Sawyer, 
Lucy M. Small, 
Almira Delano, 
M. J. A. Conley, 
Fanny A. Cragin, 
Frances L. Dodge, 
Fanny A. Foster, 
Mary A. Blanchard, 
Elizabeth A. Prichard, 
Fanny B. Butts, 

Amount carried forward. 



136,454 


38 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


600 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


' 600 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


612 


50 


500 


00 


462 


50 


462 


50 


462 


50 


487 


50 


487 


50 


475 


00 


450 


00 


: 450 


00 


462 


50 


462 


50 


475 


00 


487 


50 


53,091 


88 



EXPENDITURES. 


15 


Amount brought forward, 


$53,091 88 


Helen Gr. Turner, 


438 45 


Mary E. Tate, 


475 00 


Emma C. Jones, 


468 75 


Helen A. Porter, 


458 17 


Mary F. Jaquith, 


336 16 


Frances M. Lane, 


375 OQ 


Lucy J. Simonds, 


312 50 


Carrie C. Smith, 


398 05 


Hattie E. Marcy, 


324 50 


H. v. Richardson, 


380 77 


Harriet E. Deering, 


254 81 


Celia E. C. Goodspeed, 


250 m 


Lucy E. David, 


2U 3® 


H. A. T. Dadley, 


:250 00 


Mary A. Smith, 


262 5@ 


Alice Hall, 


211 m 


Elizabeth J. Farnsworth, 


224 95 


Angelia M. Knowles, 


224 95 


Rose J. Prescott, 


223 75 


Mary S. Russell, 


207 67 


Mary S. Tuck, 


218 05 


Bial W. Willard, 


199 00 


A. B. Colcord, 


151 34 


Abby P. Richardson, 


160 08 


Georgie Lane, 


175 00 


Emeline B. Tyler, 


181 711 


Paulina C. Holbrook, 


14 00 


Mary J. Baxter, 


10 00 


Mary P. Swaine, 


45 00 


Hannah E. Moulton, 


S 65 


Marthaette Lees, 


82 17 


Clara S. Nye, 


99 48 


Lizzie M. Armstead, 


11 53 


Mary L. Coombs, 


92 68 



Amoimt carried forward, 



),834 82 



16 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Libbie A. McCutchins, 


$60,834 82 
73 53 


Hannah Holloway, 
Mary Haslet, 
Carrie E. Woodman, 




69 20 
13 59 
34 60 


Emma F. Thomas, 




6 00 


Jenny D. Hintz, 
Mary A. Foster, 
V. A. Guiot, 




34 60 
12 97 
70 00 


George T. Littlefield, 




300 00 


William H. Goodwin, Music Teacher, 




1,300 00 


J. H. Twombly, Supt. of Schools, 

William H. Finney, Treasurer of School Committee, 


2,000 00 
200 00 


F. A. Downing, Secretary " 
Abijah Blanchard, Messenger " 


$65,699 31 
63,806 88 


250 00 
500 00 


Amount expended. 

Amount appropriated, $63,494 87 

Balance from last year, 312 01 


$65,699 31 


Deficiency, 


$1,892 43 





SCHOOL CONTINGENCIES. 

Moses Eastman, labor and care of school rooms, $264 56 

Joseph Smith, " " " 717 62 

Daniel Conant, " " " 463 37 

John Johnston, " " " 605 43 

J. S. Cunningham, « " " 633 73 

Sylvester Osgood, " " ' " 52 50 

Catharine Keenan," " " " 100 00 

Ann Taylor, " " " 120 00 

Mrs. James Moore, " " ' " 130 00 

Amount carried forward, $3,087 21 



EXPENDITURES. 



17 



Amount brought forward, 
Martha Conway, labor and care of school-rooms, 
Bridget S hen an, 
Rosanna Collins, 
Bridget Kelly, 
Margaret O'Brien, 
Catharine Eogers, 
Susan Johnson, 
Mrs. McArthur, 
John Donovan, labor, , 
C. A. Blanchard, " 

Abijah Blanchard, labor and disbursements, 
A. H. Allen, rent of school-room, 
H. S. Doane, " " 

Universalist Society, rent of school-room, 
Harvard Church Society, " " 

J. H. Twombly, rent of office, 
Jesse Allen, cleaning windows. 
Gas Company, gas, 

"W. H. DeCosta, advertising and printing, 
Charles O. Rogers, u 
E. C. Bailey, " " 

A. W. Locke & Co., " " 

Caleb Rand, " 

Thomas Todd, " 

A. E. Cutter, books, stationery, school furniture, 
Edwin Ginn, " " 

Crosby & Ainsworth, books, 
J. G. Jones, " and stationery, 

Joseph W. Ripley, binding Reports, 
A. J. Carter, school furniture, 

Joseph L. Ross, " " 

American Tablet Co., " " (blackboards), 

Thomas Sprague & Co., " " (sheepskins). 

H. A. Cooke, " " 

Amount carried forward. 



3,087 


21 


146 


17 


13 


33 


42 


00 


52 


50 


35 


00 


35 


00 


21 


50 


11 


25 


5 


62 


55 


00 


158 


94 


200 


00 


145 


72 


SOO 


00 


18 


74 


200 


00 


71 


25 


26 


27 


27 


58 


16 


75 


142 


59 


115 


00 


4 


00 


2 


50 


1,238 


80 


140 


75 


3 


06 


49 


19 


6 


00 


157 


60 


379 


63 


141 


70 


6 


00 


9 


00 



r,065 65 



18 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, $7,065 65 

Oliver Ditson & Co., music, 5 00 

L. Emerton, teaming, 21 00 

E. W. Bean, " 5 75 

Matthew Boyd, " 1 62 

S. P. Hill & Co., mats, brushes, etc., 278 97 

John McLoud, tin ware, 119 18 

E. M. Plummer, hardware, 48 05 

Plummer & Shattuck, " 30 09 

Mystic Water Board, Water Rates, 300 00 

Jasper Stone, Clocks, Repairs, etc., 143 95 

Rufus Mason, Painting, 241 01 

Lawrence & Co., " 2 00 

H. G. Waldron, " _ 7 00 

Mark Pope, " 11 50 

Stowell & Co., chemicals, 22 51 

Alexander Campbell, plumbing, " 49 71 

S. H. Allen, " . 27 74 

Charles H. Bigelow, carpentry, 85 32 

Amos Brown, " 235 25 

Nathaniel Shattuck, " 70 80 

George M. Starbird, " 4 50 

Henry W, Homer, repairing chairs, " 15 75 

George W. Walker, stoves, furnaces, repairs, 50 79 

William B. Moore & Son, " " " 365 57 

Charles H. Wing, " " " 44 37 

Griffin Gibson, « " " 344 80 

Moses Pond & Co., " " " 31 10 

E. Fisk, whitewashing, 3 00 

Brintnall & Osgood, paper and hanging, 9 80 

George H. Marden, window fixtures, 118 50 

J. A. Coggswell, locks, keys, and repairs, 4 77 

J. Junio, " " 10 92 

Robert Smallcon, " " 5 00 

Seth W. Fuller, bells and hanging, 18 10 



Amount carried forward. 



),799 07 



EXPENDITURES. 



19 



F. A. Titus, couplings, 

W. H. J. Pearson, weather strips, 

Benjamin W. Gage, crocl^ery, 

Caleb Larkin, iron work, 

Samuel L. Harding, care school-rooms, 

Samuel C. Abbott, " " 

Amount expended, 
Deficiency last year, 

Amount appropriated, 
Deficiency, 



or ward. 


$9,799 07 




1 50 




85 41 




1 20 




2 00 




40 00 




29 17 


$9,958 35 


$9958 35 


2,244 16 




$12,202 51 




10,000 00 





J,202 51 



REPAIR OF SCHOOL HOUSES. 



H. Riley Sons, slating, 

Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work, 

A. Campbell, plumbing, 

R. R. Wiley,- inason work, 

Dennis Kelley, " 

William W. Bray, " 

George E. Morrill, carpentry, repairs, 

Joseph E. Bray, 

George M. Starbird, 

David S. Tucker, 

Nathaniel Shattuck, 

J. L. Perkins, 

Sincere Hutchings, 

Josiah Brackett, 

Mark Leighton, 

Joseph Smith, labor, 



Amount carried forward. 



$40 54 

56 26 

134 86 

103 30 

87 49 

75 00 

151 31 

110 50 

3,026 65 

258 67 

791 90 

137 79 

122 95 

50 00 

41 69 

18 50 

^5,207 41 



20 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Joseph L. Ross, school furniture, 
William G-. Shattuck, " 
S. &. D, Richards, moving primary schools, 
Page & Littlefield, repairing stairways, 
J. A. D. "Worcester, wall paper, 
John Donovan, teaming, 
E. J. Clark, painting, 
Rufus Mason, " 
George E. Tyler, " 
C. P. Brooks, plastering, 
Daniel Titus, whitewashing, 
William B. Moore & Son, furnaces and labor, 
L. F. Sanborn, drawing letters. 



$5,207 41 

567 00 

160 55 

183 00 

20 00 

9 60 

95 48 

6 75 

216 90 

24 78 

128 00 

5 00 

238 64 

5 00 

^6,868 11 



Amount expended. 
Amount appropriated. 
Balance from last year. 

Deficiency, 



11 



|4,108 45 
1,996 33 6,104 78 



$763 33 



FUEL FOR SCHOOLS. 



S. & E. Knight, coal and wood, 
Edmund Keyes, " 
A. H. Dix, kindlings, 
Moses Eastman, labor on fuel, 
John Callahan, " " 

Matthew Boyd, " " 

Abijah Blanchard, '• " 

James Moore, " " 

J. S. Cunningham, " " 



;3,3 


50 


714 


00 


12 


75 


2 


25 


40 


35 


178 


65 


16 


00 


6 


40 


30 


80 



Amount carried forward. 



$4,386 70 



EXPENDITURES. 21 

Amount brought forward, $4,386 70 

John Johnston, labor on fuel, 18 50 

Daniel Conant, " " . 10 66 



Amount appropriated, $4,503 50 

Balance from last year, 1,188 90 



t,4l5 86 



$5,692 40 
Amount expended, 4,415 86 



Balance, $1,276 54 



WATER FOR SCHOOLS. 



F. A. Titus, plumbing, 
Nathaniel Shattuck, carpentry. 

Balance from last year, 
Amount expended. 

Balance, 



SCHOOL LOT, RICHMOND STREET. 
Barnabas Edmands, 6,500 feet of land, $4,355 00 



r» 


$23 33 
120 37 


$1,935 51 
143 70 


$143 70 


$1,791 81 





BUNKER HILL GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Rufus Mason, painting, $200 63 

Nathaniel Shattuck, carpentry, 362 61 

Cook, Rymes & Co., iron fence, 630 00 

S. P. Langmaid, window-blinds and labor, 635 00 

$1,828 24 



22 EXPENDIIURES. 



BUNKER HILL GRAMMAR SCHOOL FURNITURE. 



Will. 0. Haskell & Son, desks, etc., and labor, 
Nathaniel Shattuck, umbrella stands, 
A. J. Carter, oaken chairs, 
E. M. Plummer, shovel, 



WARREN GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

E. R. Wiley, builder (contract), 

" " . extra work, 
James H. Rand, services as architect, 
Cook, Rymes & Co., iron fence, 
George W. Walker, steam heating apparatus, 
Rufus Mason, painting iron fence, 
George M. Starbird, carpentry, 
Nathaniel Shattuck, " 
David S. Tucker, " 

Plummer & Shattuck, hardware, 
Alexander Campbell, hose pipe, couplings, etc., 
T. & J. Doane, Jr., surveys, etc., 
Samuel C. Abbott, care heating apparatus, 
Wm. H. DeCosta, advertising " Proposals," 



H,799 


08 


115 


79 


70 


00 


2 


50 



t,987 37 



58,746 


00 


2,740 


76 


1,085 


00 


1,596 


25 


3,846 


96 


75 


00 


25 


96 


58 


73 


72 


67 


4 


67 


43 


00 


104 


62 


84 


00 


3 


20 



,486 82 



WARREN SCHOOL FURNITURE. 

Wm. O. Haskell & Son, school furniture, $66 00 

George M. Starbird, " 959 59 

Joseph L, Ross, " 2,567 32 

Joseph W. Ross, " 201 25 

Amount carried forward, $3,794 16 



EXPENDITURES. 



23 



Amount brought forward, 
American Tablet Co., school furniture, (blackboards), 
Nathaniel Shattuck, " 

Jasper StOne, clocks, 



13,794 


16 


242 


50 


404 


97 


136 


00 



,577 63 



PRIMARY SCHOOL FURNITURE. 



Joseph L. Ross, chairs, etc., 
A. J. Carter, " 



$723 50 
155 67 

$879 17 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



Charles Burcham, Captain of Police, 
Reuben T. Whittier, police services, 

Charles Stone, " 

R. S. Randall, " 

Benjamin Williams, " 

William Harris, " 

William H. Brown, " 

Albert E. Dodge, " 

Joseph H. Knox, " 

Samuel Palmer, " 

John H. Brower, " 

Rufus W. Sprague, " 

Orison Little, " 

Thomas C. Vose, " 

Dennis C. Brennan, " 

James M. Burckes, " 

Seth Thing, " 

Thomas W. Sargent, " • 



$1,103 


64 


992 


75 


995 


50 


682 


66 


1,003 


75 


855 


25 


921 


25 


962 


50 


929 


49 


1,006 


50 


9^8 


25 


1,001 


00 


976 


25 


995 


50 


965 


25 


948 


75 


1,005 


13 


. 996 


87 



Amount carried forward, 



7,340 29 



24 



EXPENDITURES. 



Ephraim Tarbox, 

Charles E. Fuller, " 

Jeremiah H. Pearson, " 

Charles P. Moms, ♦' 

John S. Robinson, " 

Robert Sylvester, " 

Perez R. Jacobs, " 

Abijah Blanchard, " 

S. G. Cheever, " 

William G. Plummer, " 

John Studley, " 

Emery F. Wright, " 

S. W. Tenney, « 

Thomas White, " 

John McLoud, " 

Allen Stone, " 

L. A. Shedd, " 

L. D. Whittier, " 

E. W. Freeman, " 

Patrick Austin, " 

T. Boynton, " * 

J. McDonald, " 

E.Parker and eight others, " 

A. N. Swallow, sundries, 

Seth F. Sawyer, meals for prisoners, 

A. E. Cutter, stationery, 

Hannah Sullivan, washing floors, 

John McLoud, tin ware, 

J. A. D. Worcester, window shades, 

William Mason, medical services, 

A.B.Bancroft, " " 

J. S. Whiting, " " 

J. W. Bemis, " " 

D. Evans & Co., badge buttons. 



Amount brought forward, 
police services. 



$17,340 29 


963 


86 


947 


37 


988 


62 


895 


11 


877 


25 


902 


00 


407 


97 


102 


74 


93 


75 


85 


25 


71 


47 


68 


71 


169 


09 


70 


11 


21 


87 


30 


25 


11 


00 


9 


62 


8 


25 


8 


25 


8 


25 


6 


87 


44 


00 


6 


56 


33 


26 


27 


19 


18 


21 


4 


00 


42 


20 


5 


00 


3 


00 


5 


00 


8 


00 


50 


40 



Amount carried forward, $24,334 77 



EXPENDITURES. 



25 



George T. Currier, billies, 

Jesse Allen, washing windows, 

H, Gr. Waldron, painting, 

C. L. Lotlirop, whitewashing, 

Charles Whitnej^, disenfectant, 

S. H. Baker, furniture for cells, 

J. Junio, locks, etc., 

F. Kearburg, buckets, 

James Kelly, services, 

Boston Ice Company, 

Wm. B. Moore & Sons, repairing stoves, 

Wm. H. DeCosta, printing, 

Amount appropriated. 
Balance last year, 



Amount expended, 
Balance, 



ght forward, 


$24,334 77 




9 00 




3 00 




6 67 




16 00 




2 00 




50 00 




1 00 




6 00 




2 00 




13 75 


3S, 


3 62 




5 50 




$24,453 31 


$24,684 30 




202 43 




$24,886 73 




24,453 31 





$433 42 



EEPAIR OF STREETS. 



James Reardon, 
Cornelius Broderick, 
George A. Brown, 
Edwin Brown, 
Robert B. Cochran, 
John Waters, 
Patrick Lally, 
William Casey, 
Thomas Flaherty, 



labor on streets, 



Amount carried forward, 



$741 37 
706 49 
710 67 
177 75 
709 89 

419 00 

420 00 
459 00 

421 00 

4,765 17 



26 



EXPENDITURES. 



Michael Higgins, 
Patrick Fitzgibbon, 
Michael Campbell, 
William Gilmore, 
Terence McManus, 
Lawrence Hewitt, 
Philip Riley, 
Stephen Joyce, 
James Gary, 
Dennis O'Brien, 
John Mead, 
Bart. McDonough, 
John Dower, 
George Farmer, . 
David Flynn, 
Michael Sullivan, 
Thomas Linskey, 
James Carroll, 
John Nolan, 
Cornelius Galvin, 
John Kelly, 
William McLoud, 
A. McAuliffe, 
Joseph Dennis, 
Patrick Sullivan, 
Michael Loftis, 
John Coakley, 
James O'Donnell, 
Jeremiah Dennis, 
Dennis Murphy, 
Patrick Pendergast, 
William Gorman, 
Dennis Conghlin, 
Thomas Welch, 



Amount brought forward, 


$4,765 17 


labor on 


streets, 


435 00 


(( 


(C 


494 00 


u 


(( 


462 00 


(( 


(( 


427 00 


li 


(( 


445 00 


il 


iL 


411 00 


(( 


(( 


525 00 


(( 


l< 


161 00 


(( 


(( 


226 00 


(( 


(( 


• 179 00 


ii 


(( 


. 166 00 


il 


(( 


8 00 


ti 


ii 


8 00 


a 


(( 


8 00 


(( 


(( 


54 00 


(( 


U 


42 00 


(( 


it 


36 00 


u 


(( 


35 00 


(C 


(( 


26 00 


(C 


(( 


11 00 


(( 


(( 


2 00 


(( 


t( 


4 00 


u 


(( 


10 00 


ii 


it 


3 00 


(( 


u 


6 00 


(( 


(( 


13 00 


n 


(( 


8 00 


a 


u 


8 00 


(( 


u 


8 00 


il 


« 


7 00 


(( 


u 


10 00 


(( 


(( 


7 00 


ii 


(( 


28 00 


(( 


tC 


6 00 



Amount carried forward, 



,044 17 



EXPENDITURES. 



27 



Amount brought forward, 
Martin Joyce, labor on streets, 
J. B. Burroughs, tending Draw Prison Point Bridge, 
" " " disbursements, 
Nathan Tufts, Jr., grain, 
S. H. Fall, hay, 

Thomas Bates, " 

Prescott Nichols, " 

S. S. Pratt, « 

Jeremiah Russell, " 

Thomas O. Hutchinson, " 
Samuel "Wood, straw, 
Benjamin Shurtleff, " 
J. N. Lewis, " 

James F. Ginn, oil and sundries, 

George E. Edmands, " 
Philemon Davis, " 

Edwin M. Plummer, hardware, 
Plummer & Shattuck, " 
, Mystic Water Board, water rates, 
Dunshee & Hoadley, water pails, 
, Nathaniel Butters, broom stuff, 
Charles T. Mullett, harness and repairs, 
Gas Companj'', gas, 
John B. Carey, cordage, 
H. G. Waldron, glazing, 
- Rufus Mason, glass, 
Henry A. Rice, disbursments, 
Parker, Gannett & Co., hose, 
William H. DeCosta, advertising and printing, 
Perez R. Jacobs, services, 

Sarah J. Knight, damage to estate, Parker Street, 
Hugh Kelly, street stone and grading, 
J. F. & F. L. Gilman, stone curbs and labor, 
N. Connor, chip stone. 

Amount carried forward, 



$9,044 


17 


8 


00 


75 


00 


1 


50 


554 


46 


244 64 


59 


57 


34 


72 


24 


21 


40 


02 


30 


11 


21 


06 


25 


24 


9 


71 


51 


72 


11 


65 


4 


50 


5 


00 


29 


27 


10 


75 


i 


00 


5 


00 


42 


35 


6 


68 


5 


74 


2 


50 


5 


35 


5 


00 


14 


25 


5 


00 


1 


50 


350 


00 


716 


40 


79 


80 


588 43 


$12,114 30 



28 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
E. R. Wiley, mason work, 
James Ryan, " " 

P. O'Reardon, teaming, 
Levi Goodnow, " 
John Donovan, " 
Edwin Brown, " 
Thomas D. Strand, horse-shoeing, 
James Emery, blacksmithing, 
Franklin Hopkins, Jr., lumber, 
Jacob Caswell, repair of pumps, 
J. H. Currier, pick handles, 
T. & J. Doane, Jr., plans and surveys, 
Ames & Ball, " " " 

Finney & Clark, iron work, 

Cook, Rymes & Co., " " 
John Bryant, cesspool covers, 
T. F. Hunnewell, new cart, 
Wellington Brothers, cement, 
J. Barry & Co., " and sand. 

Day & Collins, cement pipe, 
Bay State Brick Co., bricks, 

Thomas Connorton, sods and laying — City Square, 
M. H. Merriam, loam, 
Jesse U. Jones, carpentry. 
Turner, Kidney & Co., paving and materials, 

Amount expended, $29,953 19 

Amount appropriated, $17,771 85 

Balance from last year, 2,026 04 

Extra appropriation, 8,000 00 27,797 89 

Deficiency, $2,155 30 



$12,114 30 


112 


86 


18 


00 


4 


00 


27 


00 


299 


00 


15 


60 


106 


93 


34 45 


4 


32 


4 


00 


11 


25 


68 


06 


143 


87 


4 


30 


6 


30 


110 


87 


189 


49 


14 


40 


14 


00 


30 


30 


38 


00 


267 


88 


4 


00 


115 


60 


16,194 


41 



),953 19 



EXPENDITURES. 29 

LAYING OUT STREETS. 

W. H. DeCosta, advertising and printing, $212 30 

W. W. Wheildon, « " * 10 50 

Caleb Rand, « 5 00 

Ames and Ball, surveys and plans, 126 15 

T. & J. Doane, Jr., " " 1,188 70 

Moses A. Dow, land taken on City Square, etc., 11,700 00 

Samuel Bradstreet, " " Main St., near City Sq., 241 25 
W. S. & G. O. Wiley," " Warren,near Henley St., 67 15 

Heirs of Benj. Adams, land and damage — Chelsea St., 1,000 00 

Jeremiah Prescott, damages on Parker Street, 225 00 

George M. Starbird, repairing houses on Pearl Street, 1,509 50 



Amount expended, " $16,285 55 

Amount appropriated, $12,155 95 

Balance from last year, 1,048 35 13,204 30 



$16,285 55 



Deficiency, $3,081 25 



MONUMENT AVENUE EXTENSION. 

Charles Robinson, Jr., legal services, $300 00 

L. W. Chamberlain, witness fees and services, 72 50 

Ames & Ball, surveys, plans, services, 10 00 

Heirs of John Hurd, damages and costs, 3,806 75 

Heii-s of Susan Cofran, " " ' 7,336 61 

Heirs of Patrick Dee, " " 4,750 00 

James E. Bray, " " 507 37 



$16,783 23 



SULLIVAN SQUARE ENLARGEMENT. 

Richard Sullivan, 31,864 square feet of land, $11,336 32 

Charles A. Barker, 7,905 " " « 6,916 87 

$18,253 19 



30 



EXPENDITURES. 



IRON FENCE IN CITY SQUARE. 
Cook, Rymes & Co., fence, setting and painting, 



$2,800 00 
$2,800 00 



PURCHASE AND CARE OF TREES. 



Thomas Barrett, trees, 

Kendall Bailey, " and planting, 

Amos Brown, tree guards, 

John Donovan, loam, 

Charles H. Wing, covering for trees, 

Patrick Lally, labor on trees, 

John Waters, " " 

Edwin Brown, : " " 

Thomas Connorton, " " 

Edwin M. Plummer, nails, 

Turner, Kidney & Co., paving, 

Amount appropriated. 
Balance from last year, 

Amount expended. 
Balance, 



$300 00 
213 25 

$513 25 
^ 398 75 

$114 50 



$9a 00 

24 50 

68 00 

7 50 

7 80 

20 00 

45 00 

22 50 

61 00 

70 

43 75 

$398 75 





DRAINS AND SEWERS. 




John Waters, 


labor on drains. 


$136 00 


William Casey, 


li (C 


37 00 


Patrick Lally, 


(( (( 


112 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$285 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



31 



Patrick Miles, 
Martin Joyce, 
Patrick McDonough, 
Dennis Cougblin, 
Philip Riley, 
William Gilmore, 
Michael Higgins, 
Dennis Murphy, 
James Pyan, 
Timothy Carney, 
John Coakley, 
John Lawton, 
James Carey, 
Patrick Ryan, 
James Carroll, 
William Gorman, 
John Mead, 
Thomas Flaherty, 
Terence McManus, 
Patrick Pendergast, 
Stephen Joyce, 
Lawrence Hewitt, 
Patrick Fitzgibbon, 
James Carr, 
Dennis O'Brien, 
A. F. Frothingham, 
George F. Cutter, 
John Corey, 
Wesson Heirs, 
Heirs of George Baker, 

" J. Souther, 

" Reuben Hunt, 
Edwin M. Plummer, hardware, 
Franklin Hopkins, Jr., lumber. 



. Amount brought forward, 
labor on drains, 



abatement of drain assessment, 



Amount carried forward, 



00 
29 00. 
29 00 
29 00 
54 00 

26 00. 
44 00 

42 oo: 

22 00' 
173 25 

21 00 
40 00 
19 00 
79 00 
14 00 
54 00 
51 00 
68 00 
40 00 

27 00 
27 00 

22 00 
38 00 

2 00 
19 00 
12 00 
1 02 
1 02 
1 21 
1 03 

1 66 

2 46 
1 69 
4 50 

12 35 

[,293,19 



^2 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, $1,293 19 

J, Barry & Co., cement, 114 80 

S. H. Fall, " and sand, 42 00 

Wellington Brothers, cement, 81 60 

Dunshee & Hoadlej^, pails, 1 00 

Frederick Lund, buckets, 5 00 

George E. Edmands, oil, etc. 4 45 

R. R. Wiley, masonwork, laying drain, 1,958 38 

William W. Bray, " " 9 00 

Dennis Kelly, lajang drain. Main Street, 5,385 40 

John Bryant, cesspool covers, 4 00 

Jesse U. Jones, carpentry, 5 23 

David S. Tucker, " 2 34 

Draper and Vaughan, extending Richmond St. sewer, 443 55 

Bay State Brick Co., bricks, 584 00 

Wm. H. DeCosta, advertising, 28 05 

Wm. W. Wheildon, " 16 50 

T. & J. Doane, surveys and plans, 10 00 

R. Buchanan, " " " 341 50 

Ames & Ball, " « u . 298 60 

James Emery, blacksmithing, 2 47 

J. F. & F. L. Gilman, stone curbs, 17 84 

Day & Collins, cement pipe, 81 00 

$10,729 90 



Amount appropriated. 
Amount expended. 
Deficiency last year. 



$12,914 78 
$10,729 90 

1,261 25 11,991 15 



Balance, 



$923 63 



EXPENDITURES. 33 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Hose Co. No. 1, services, etc., $400 00 

" " " 2, " 400 00 

" " " 3, » 400 00 

" " " 4, " 400 00 

Hose Company to Steamers, services, etc., 300 00 

Hook and Ladder Company, " 600 00 

W. C. Hinckley, salary as Engineer of Steamers, 960 00 

Isaac W. Brackett, " Fireman " 842 00 

A. J. Boynton, « Driver " 670 50 

Daniel Wheelock, " " " 167 00 

Mrs. "W". C. Hinckley, washing for Steamer officers, 13 25 

Mrs. A. J. Boynton, " " " " 21 75 

Gas Company, gas for Steamers' house, 136 76 

"Warren Gardner, care of hydrants, 92 00 

Charles O. Richardson, " 4 00 

Somerville Fire Companies, refreshments, 20 00 

Hook and Ladder Co., " 13 00 

Corey & Goodwin, sundries, 106 70 

Nutting & Andrews, repairs 43 50 

Wm. Fernald, " 10 25 

Boston Belting Co., " of hose, 44 46 

H. W. Homer, " of chairs, 62 75 

Mosman & Bolster, " " 70 10 

Town of Bridgewater, " of engine sold, 8 00 

John McLoud, " of lanterns, 27 93 

J. C. Phillips & Co., " " 36 00 

Flint Glass Co., " " 12 00 

Hose Co. No. 2, " of apparatus, 34 50 

George E, Edmands, " of lamps, 54 55 

T. F. Hunnewell, " of ladders, 2 80 

H. R. Bishop & Co., ladders, 75 67 

James Emery, repairs of iron work, 148 16 

Amount carried forward, $6,177 63^ 



u 



EXPENDITURES. 



Humieman & Co., 
Charles H. Wing, 
Jasper Stone, 
!S. H. Baker, 



Amount brought forward, 
repairs of hose, etc., 
. " of stoves, 
" of clock, 
" of chairs, 



B. S. Hussey, sundries, oil, fluid, etc., 
Chester Guild & Sons, " 

J. W. Noble, use of team, 

L. G. Leeman, " 

W. S. & G. O. Wiley, use of horses, 

Peter Chevalier, horsekeeping, 

J. O. Kent, use of horses, 

George E. Rogers, horsekeeping, 

Philip Ham, horseshoeing, 

Samuel Gould, " 

J. W. Stocking, horse doctoring, 

Emerson & Porter, horse for steamers, 

George M. Starbird, carpentry — repairs, 

John B. Wilson, " 

David S. Tucker, " 

Nathaniel Shattuck, " 

R. R. Wiley, masonwork — repairs, 

Dennis Kelly, " " 

C. L. Lothrop, " " 
H. W. Smith, painting, 

J. C. Ham, " 

McMath & Weston," 

George E. Tyler, " 

H. G. Waldron, 

Rufus Mason, " 

C. H. Wing, hardware, 

Daniel Titus, whitewashing, 

A. E. Cutter, stationery, 

Haydeu & Crafts, labor on bells, 

H. N. Hooper & Co., bell for steamer house, 

Amount carried forward, 



$6,177 


63 


296 


16 


43 


30 


1 


00 


6 


75 


118 


80 


79 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 


20 


00 


20 


26 


15 


00 


77 


05 


11 


50 


55 


53 


4 


25 


500 


00 


1 


71 


947 


77 


897 


91 


62 


33 


520 


54 


43 


60 


24 


75 


65 


00 


168 


00 


239 


73 


238 


00 


11 


83 


8 


6o 


5 


62 


13 


50 


8 


03 


53 


75 


311 


98 



.1,056 93 



EXPENDITURES. 



35 



Amount brought forward, 
City Contingent Account, for old school bell, 
Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work. 
John Louer, 4 hose sleighs, iron work and repairs, 
Ames Plow Co., wheel for hose tower, 
Benjamin H. Simonds, labor on hose tower, 
H. S. Meserve, rent of room, 
Mechanics Union, " 
Steamer Hose Co., extra services, 
A. L. Pearson, " 

J. Boyd, " 

Bailey & Gilman, gas fixtures, 
Fitz & Wlnslow, fuel for steamers, 
Wellington Brothers, " 
J. Barry & Co. " 

Brooks & Stover, hay and grain, 
A. J. Jones, new hose carriage and repairs, 
Brintnall & Osgood, paper and hanging, 
Edward A. Costigan, cleats, 
Alexander Campbell, plumbing, 
Gillespie & Jones, " 

Mystic "Water Board, water rates, 
R. & S. G. Dexter, rope, 
John *C. Carey, drag ropes, 
D. H. Dearborn, labor on ropes, 
Thomas S. Johnson, badges, 
J, Dickson, harness work, 
J. W. Welch, cleaning hose, 
Anderson & Jones, fire caps, 
John N. Devereux, canvas, 

T. S. Clogston, heating apparatus for steamer house, 
F. E. Downer, tallow, 
William R. Bradford, iron castings, 
George E. Rogers and 76 others, poll-tax refunded, 
Boston Machine Co., altering " chucks," 

Amount carried forward, $16, 360 45 



$11,056 


93 


62 


40 


41 


00 


552 


50 


48 


75 


33 


23 


9 


00 


12 


50 


6 


00 


8 


00 


24 


00 


122 


03 


7 


00 


79 


86 


68 


75 


397 


82 


951 


50 


166 


51 


30 


00 


251 


22 


18 


89 


104 


12 


149 


09 


8 


12 


6 


50 


275 


50 


37 


43 


6 


00 


148 


25 


13 


38 


s 1,244 


00 


40 


82 


13 


34 


156 


00 


220 


01 



36 EXPENDITURES. 



Oliver Dickson, teaming, 
Brintnall & Maynard, cotton waste, 
John Bryant, cesspool covers, 
William H. DeCosta, advertising, 
Russell & Fitch, moving night soil, 
Allen Stone, moulding work, 
A. J. Carter, carpet and spittoons, 

Deficiency last year, 
Amount expended, 



ight forward, 


$16,360 45 




2 00 




10 05 




44 50 




2 00 




2 00 




5 00 




32 46 




$16,458 46 


m9 32 




16,458 46 





r,177 78 



Amount appropriated, $12,000 00 
From sale of hand en- 
gine, bell, horse, 1,174 00 
Extra appropriation, 3,000 00 16,174 00 



Deficiency, $1,003 78 



NEW 


HOSE. 




hose, 








,^2,156 


70 




2,161 


56 




$4,318 26 




4,023 


36 



James Boyd & Sons, new hose, • $2,156 70 

Amount expended, 
Deficiency last year. 

Amount appropriated, 

Deficiency, $294 90 



EXPENDITURES. 



37 



SUPPORT OF POOR. 



State of Massachusetts, support of paupers, 


$229 99 


State Alms House, " " 


47 11 


Middlesex County, " drunkards, 


29 57 


Worcester Hospital, " insane, 


147 52 


Taunton " " " 


80 00 


State Reform School, " truants. 


259 94 


" Nautical School, " boys, 


137 69 


S. & E. Knight, fuel. 


1,402 37 


City of New Bedford, support of paupers. 


35 50 


Gas Company, fuel. 


24 00 


Perkins & Goodwin, " 


116 79 


S. & G. Williams, " 


21 75 


Long & Lewis, hay. 


11 59 


Charles J. Barry, " 


116 85 


W. W. Nichols, " 


16 08 


Bradford & Gary, provisions, 


608 74 


Silas Morse, groceries, 


16 00 


S. P. Hill & Co., 


107 00 


H. W. Burgess «fe Co., " 


199 81 


J. E. Bray & Co., " 


35 00 


C. M. C. Association, " 


384 00 


Brooks & Stover, '' 


157 63 


G. F. & B. Hurd & Co., " 


311 42 


James Rea & Son, " 


72 00 


F. 0. Reed & Co., " 


269 81 


J. W. & A. Roberts, " 


482 40 


J. W. Roberts & Co., " 


213 04 


Moses B. Hall, " 


92 00 


Corey & Goodwin, " 


265 50 


Mullett & Bradbury, " 


251 58 


F. E. Downer, " 


381 25 


L. R. Bingham, " 


84 00 



Amount carried forward, 



5,607 93 



38 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Charles B. Goodrich, groceries, 
Charles A. Barker, " 

Jesse Stevens, " 

Lyman Stickney, " 

Russell Huntley, butter, 
Hay ward & Co., coffee, 
V. M. Dunn, fish, 
J. N. Whittemore, milk, 
Peck & Shed, flour, 
B. F. Stacy, medicines, 

George C. Goodwin, " 
George P. Kettell, " 
Charles A. Lerned, " 
Dr. S. H. Hard, medical services, 
N. Martin & Co., shoes, 
Brintnall & Maynard, dry goods, 
William Arnold, " 

Edward T. Moody, 
William Murray, " 

Foster, Weeks & Co., potatoes, 
Nathan Tufts, Jr., grain, 
William B. Moore & Son, stone ware, 
A. E. Cutter, stationery, 

A. W. Locke & Co., printing, 
W. H. DeCosta, 

E. M. Plummer, hardware, 

Plummer & Shattuck, " 

Amos Brown, tables, 

D. W. Luce, iron bedsteads, 

William H. Barnes, knives and forks, 

Jasper Stone, spoons, 

Bassett, French & Co., crockery, 

B. W. Gage, 

Peirce, Brown & Co., chairs, 

Amount carried forward, 



$6,607 


93 


81 


00 


32 


55 


68 


00 


31 


00 


49 


80 


40 


50 


143 


51 


117 


74 


434 


55 


69 


70 


22 


45 


25 


83 


49 


39 


220 


00 


107 


04 


155 


84 


228 


32 


12 


62 


5 


25 


121 


25 


335 


43 


11 


92 


17 


24 


34 


00 


8 


00 


38 


56 


11 


58 


98 


66 


60 


00 


9 


00 


36 


80 


53 


30 


41 


84 


98 


25 



),478 85 



EXPENDITURES. 39 

Amount brought forward, $9,478 85 

Childs, Crosby & Lane, carpetings, etc., 138 38 

Brintnall & Osgood, paper and hanging, 13 23 

P. F. Packard & Sons, furniture, 12 50 

Rand & By am, soap, 53 41 

Crafts & Williams, oil, 45 41 

John B. Carey, sundries, 7 08 

F. A. Titus, lamps and shades, 12 55 

Charles H. "Wing, tin ware, 17 11 

John C. Thomas, hats and caps, 6 00 

E. N. Coburn, burials, 108 50 
Michael Delaney, labor, 15 17 
H. S. Doane, & Co., brushes, 20 92 
Fire Department, alarm bell and hanging, 169 00 
L. P. Young, swill, 175 06 
Edward Carnes, salary and disbursements, 714 73 
Lucy J. Davis, assistant, 5 00 
Almira Parker, " 33 00 
H. M. Wyman, " 63 22 
Susan White, " 58 50 
Calvin Simonds, rent, , 52 00 
E W. Bean, teaming, 22 31 
L. Emertou, " 37 35 
Griffin Gibson, plumbing, 76 87 
J. Barry & Co., cement, 44 73 
D. N. Skillings, lumber, 49 25 
Gardner Chilson, range and setting, 800 00 
R. R. Wiley, mason work, 6 25 
William W. Bray, " " 346 24 

F. Hopkins, Jr., lumber, 116 38 
S. W. Fuller & Co., " 16 24 
Joel Knight & Co., " 52 09 
Charles P. Brooks, plastering, 25 00 
Edmands & Co., drain pipe, 81 36 
B. S. Husse}', paints and oil, 66 90 

Amount carried forward, $12,440 59 



40 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 


$12,440 59 


Rufus Mason, painting, 






153 20 


H. G-. Waldron, " 






5 28 


Earl Wyman, carpentry, 






300 84 


A. Waterman, planking, etc.. 






21 47 


Philip Ham, blacksmithing. 






26 85 


Oliver Dickson, repairs. 


$11,400 00 


12 75 


Amount appropriated. 


$12,960 98 


Balance, and sundry receipts. 


660 


98 




Extra appropriation. 


900 


00 




Amount expended, 


$12,960 98 





FUEL AND LIGHTING. 



Charles Burcham, services, superintending lamps, 


$200 00 


Daniel Conant, lighting and care of street 


lamps. 


480 00 


J. S. Cunningham, " " 




480 00 


J. S. Cunningham, Jr., " " 




480 00 


John W. Bent, « " 




480 00 


Russell S. Lufkin, " " 




480 00 


Thomas White, " " 




105 72 


Lawrence Colbert, " " 




260 00 


Henry Dwight, " " 




120 00 


Gas Company, gas, street lamps. 




10,096 74 


" " " City Hall Building, 




475 08 


u a u u u 




219 41 


" " " ward room, Ward 3, 




2 22 


" " repair of lamps, , 




223 64 


" " alcohol for lamps, 




70 15 


B. S. Hussey, fluid, benzine, etc.. 




371 46 


Oriental Oil Company, benzole. 




9 87 


Byam, Carlton & Co., matches. 


ard. 


40 00 


Amount carried forw. 


$14,594 29 



EXPENDITURES. 



41 



Amount brought forward, 
Aiken & Woodward, charcoal, 
William Hattie, repair of brackets, 
S. & E. H. Gifford, " " " 
John McLoud, lanterns, 
F. A. Titus, repair of lanterns, 
Moren Knight, window polish, 
Torrey Peabody, " " 

A. N. Swallow, oil, 
William H. DeCosta, printing, 
Charles Burcham, use of team, 
S. & E. Knight, coal for city building, 
James Emery, repair of ladders, 

Nathaniel Shattuck, " " " 
E. R. Eobinson, lamp frame, 
Cooper, Burgess & Co., stove repairs, 
A. H. Dix, shavings, I 

John Welsh, labor on fuel, 
Rufus Mason, painting. 



Amount expended. 
Amount appropriated, 
Balance from last year. 

Deficiency, 



$14,982 88 
$13,500 GO 

1,460 79 14,960 79 



,594 29 
47 50 

5 00 

1 50 

6 46 
60 93 

4 80 

2 00 

5 19 

2 00 

3 00 
196 25 

1 00 
19 50 
15 71 

3 00 

4 75 
3 75 

6 25 



$14,982 88 



$22 09 



NEW LAMPS AND FIXTURES. 

John McLoud, lanterns, 

Gas Company, new lamps and fixtures. 

Amount expended, $707 24 

Amount appropriated, $300 00 

Balance from last year, 290 91 590 91 



$78 00 
629 24 

$707 24 



Deficiency, 



$116 33 



42 



EXPENDITURES. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



■Warren Institution for Savings, rent and fuel. 


$673 28 


Gas Company, gas, 




152 44 


R. F. Murphy, care of rooms. 




168 57 


John H. Holmes, salary as Librarian, 




1,036 24 


PI. A. Wise, services as Assistant, 




259 92 


F. G. Edwards, " " " 




129 96 


S. Edwards, " " " 




18 00 


L. C. Knight, " " " 




97 47 


Lee & Shepard, books, 




361 35 


W. H. Piper & Co., " 




91 06 


E. W. Jordan, " 




' 3 50 


W. McAdam, periodicals. 




120 94 


E. W. Hill, " 




12 00 


Charles Stimpson, binding books, 




215 90 


A. E. Cutter, stationery. 




81 68 


Frost & Taylor, paper, 




54 50 


F. A. Titus, merchandise, 




11 75 


Brintnall & Maynard, " 




2 70 


E. S. Coombs & Co , printing. 




17 50 


William H. DeCosta, advertising, 




4 50 


Joseph Joshua, labor, 




6 00 


T. T. Sawyer, insurance, 




45 00 


Benjamin Locke, expressage, 




9 15 


Boston Ice Co., ice. 




16 67 


H. G. Waldron, painting. 




8 50 


John B.' Wilson, carpentry, 




43 44 


H. W. Homer, repairing chairs. 




11 50 




$3,653 52 


Amount appropriated, 


$3,626 58 




Balance, last year, 


133 20 






$3,759 78 




Amount expended. 


3,653 52 





Balance, 



$106 26 



EXPENDITURES. 



43 



CONTINGENCIES. 

Edward Parker, ringing bells, $8 00 

Edward Conway, " " 12 00 

Timothy Callahan, " " 6 00 

Samuel L. Harding, " " 83 00 

J. C. Burbank, " " . 10 00 

Joseph Smith, " " 10 00 

Henry W. Prentiss, " " 27 00 

S. E. Abbott, repairing bell, 5 00 

James Emery, an 3 qO 

Wm. H. DeCosta, printing and advertising, 269 97 

W. W. Wheildon, " " 390 57 

Caleb Rand, " " 279 00 

W. & E. Howe, " " 330 00 

Joseph Caldwell, new flag-staff, 14 25 

Joseph H. Till, labor on flag-staff, 72 00 

Mystic Water Board, water rates, 25 00 
" " materials and labor (fountain), 306 57 

A. E. Cutter, stationery, 82 14 

George W. Hobbs, " 46 90 

H. W. Homer, repair of furniture, 56 87 

George R. Kelso, " 2 25 

Lea'ruerd & Hartley, " (carpets), 76 67 

a: J. Carter, " (matting), 11 47 

Page & Littlefield, carpentry, 28 00 

George E. Morrill, " 297 .11 

David S. Tucker, " 151 06 

John B. Wilson, " 11 92 

Amos Brown, " 380 96 

R. R. Wiley, mason work, (fountain), 920 16 

R. R. Wiley, " " 60 06 

Timothy Calnan, watering City Square, etc., 90 00 

John Resterick, injuries — by falling on ice, 400 00 



Amount carried forward, 



t,4 



44 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, $4,466 93 

Mary J. Rikeman, injuries — by falling on ice, 150 00 

Philander Ames, excavating at Belmont St., etc., 400 00 

Infant School Society, per order City Council, 100 00 

Patrick O'Reardon, for horse killed on streets, 400 00 

Martin Turnbull, injured fireman, 125 00 

T. H. Adams, detective services, 427 52 

Wm. H. Kent, disbursements, (fountain,) 59 26 

Charles E. Daniels, " " 89 98 

Janes, Kirtland & Co., « 900 00 

" " " labor on " 199 78 

Post-Offlce, box rent, stamps, 47 00 

Wm. B. Moore & Son, stove work, 48 62 

Perez R. Jacobs, disbursements, witness fees, etc., 60 50 

Henry W. Bragg, " " " 79 85 

Stephen P. Kelley, " 21 02 

Daniel Williams, " 5 00 

Wm. Wyman, rent of school lot, 131 50 

John Donovan, " ^^ ^^ 62 50 

A. Campbell, plumbing, 32 79 

F. A. Titus, " gas fixtures, etc., 76 77 

S. L. Harding, labor and disbursements, 62 20 

Tufts & Edmands, broom, 1 GO' 

R. Buchanan, surveys and plans, 15 00 

Daniel Chamberlin, supper for Ward oflScers, 103 00 

National House, " " 89 50 

Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work, 209 73 

Sewall, Day & Co., rope for flags, 32 15 

Bailey & Oilman, gas fixtures, 13 63 

Boston Ice Company, ice, 109 50 

Jasper Stone, care of city clocks, 120 00 

Charles West, painting, ' 26 00 

McMath & Weston, " 75 00 

H. G. Waldron, " 25 44 

Wm. B. Harvey, copying for Assessors, 36 00 



Amount carried forward. 



5,802 17 



EXPENDITURES. 



45 



Amount brought forward, $8,802 17 

Frederick Monroe, copying for Assessors, 15 00 

Heming Ericcson, posting notices, 7 50 

Frank Snow, services, 9 00 

Jesse Allen, cleaning windows, 1 85 

Moren Knight, services at City Bath, 284 16 

Chas. B. Stevens, recording deeds, 2 25 

Sampson & Co., Boston Directory, 3 00 

Trinity M. E. Church, use Mission Hall, elections, 60 00 

Charles A. Lerned, milk inspector's tools, 13 00 

Charles A. Lerned, salary ; 6 mos.. Milk Inspector, 50 00 

E. M. Plummer, hardware, 7 02 

Benj. Locke, expressage, 25 

E. W. Bean, " 6 75 

Town of Maiden, tax of 1867, 16 74 

Maiden Bridge, assessment for 1867, 100 00 

Cooper & Burgess, labor on stoves, 41 37 

A. N. Swallow, brushes, 4 87 

Bay State Kooflng Co., repair of roofs, 23 80 

John Welch, removing ashes, 5 00 

Benj. F. Brown, insurance on city scales, 4 50 

Jacob Junio, locks and keys, 2 25 

G. A. Coleman, teaming, 1 75 

Russell & Fitch, moving night soil, 70 00 

James H. Rand, plans for altering City Hall, 250 00 

Bank Note Reporter, copy of, 3 00 

A. G. Conley, " Heath's Detector, 6 00 

B. S. Hussey, fluid, 1 12 
Abijah Blanchard, services, 2 50 
J. S. Cunningham, " 2 00 
Martha Conway, cleaning Ward Rooms, 5 00 
L. W. Chamberlin, tax sales, 37 00 
Daniels, Kendall & Co., furniture — City Engineer's office, 165 00 
Day & Collins, cement pipe, 51 00 
Bridget Shehan, washing, etc., 16 74 



Amount carried forward. 



),071 59 



46 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 


$10,071 59 


Brintnall & Osgood, batons and rosettes, (celebrations), 17 50 


Wm. Beals, decorating, * 


' 250 00 


Charles Burcham, carriages, ' 


' 8 00 


W. S. & G. 0. Wiley, " * ' « 


' 127 00 


Nath'l Shattuck, music stands, ' 


' 93 66 


Chas. H. Wing, " " lanterns, ' 


' 7 00 


Bailey & Gilman, » " « <• 


' 124 50 


R. M. Yale, 2 American flags, ' 


' 108 50 


Gilmore's Band, music, ' 


' 202 00 


Brigade Band, " ' 


' 202 00 


O'Connor's Band, " ' 


' 177 00 


Prescott Light Guard, parade June 17th, etc., ' 


315 00 


Charlestown Cadets, parade, 17th June, (celebrati 


on) 100 00 


" City Guard, " " " 


100 00 


" Artillery Co., " " " 


100 00 


Jackson Guard, " " " 


100 00 


Warren Phalanx Asso., " " " 


70 00 


Hose Co. No. 1, " " " 


50 00 


(( (( (( 2 " " " 


50 00 


(( (( (( 3 (( (( (c 


50 00 


(( (( (( ^ (( (( (( 


50 00 


" " to Steamer, " " " 


50 00 


Hook and Ladder Co., " " " 


50 00 


Board of Engineers, " " " 


50 GO 


J. B. Smith, collation — reception Gen. Sheridan, 


160 00 


0. A. Taft, dinner at Point Shirley — City Council, 


618 50 


J. H. Hathorne, carriages to " " " 


82 50 


Thomas H. Hall, Messenger Common Council, 


50 00 


John Bryant, return of deaths. 


16 70 


Patrick Denvir, " " 


16 30 


John L.Perry, " " 


13 60 


E. N. Coburn, " " 


9 60 


S. P. Kelley, " 


6 70 




$13,397 65 



EXPENDITURES. 



47 



Amount expended, 
Deficiency last year, 

Amount appropriated, 
Deficiency, 



$13,397 65 
2,845 89 

$16,243 54 
12,671 24 

$3,572 30 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

L. P. Young, removing offal — contract, 
J. B. Meserve, carpentry — burial grounds, 
James McFague, labor, " " 

Kendall Bailey, care of trees, " " 
Heming Ericcson, posting health notices, 
Caleb Eand, printing " " 

Woodlawn Cemetery, burials, 
Samuel H. Hurd, vaccinating, 
J. H. Brown, services, 
A. E. Dodge, " 
Jas. M. Burckes, " 
Orison Little, " 



Amount appropriated, 
Balance last year, 

Amount expended, 
Balance, 



^,713 00 
134 68 

n,847 68 
1,413 64 

$434 04 



$1,000 


00 


10 


09 


25 


25 


33 


38 


4 


50 


43 


50 


216 


00 


72 


50 


3 


00 


1 


25 


1 


10 


3 


07 



$1,413 64 



48 EXPENDITURES. 



MILITIA BOUNTY. 

Co. A., 5th Regt, Infantry, $1,154 30 

" D., " " " 1,037 20 

" H., " « " 955 00 

" G-., 9th " " 1,115 50 

" C, 1st Battalion," 3,616 80 



EEFUNDING TAXES. 



r,878 80 



ARMORY RENT. 

Co. A., 5th Regt. Infantry, rent, $200 00 

" D., " " " " 250 00 

« G., 9th " " " 258 00 

" C, 1st Battalion Cavalry," 500 00 



$1,208 00 



H. W. Bragg, costs in tax suit. 




$77 14 


0. F. Raymond, tax refunded, 




37 41 


Joseph B. Morse, " 




14 85 


Herman E. Davidson," 




46 20 




$175 60 


Amount appropriated. 


$500 00 




Balance last year. 


970 08 






$1,470 08 




Amount expended. 


175 60 




Balance, 


$1,294 48 





EXPENDITURES. 



49 



USE OF HYDRANTS. 

Mystic "Water Board, use of hydrants, 
Amount appropriated, $3,000 00 

" expended, 2,800 00 



Balance, 



$200 00 



$2,800 00 



WATER WORKS. 



Paid on Construction Account, 
Paid on Maintenance Account, 



^60,262 54 
22,119 15 



NOTES PAYABLE. 



Mass. Hospital Life Ins. Co., 
Monument National Bank, 
Bunker Hill National Bank, 
Eagle National Bank, 
Faneuil Hall National Bank, 
Warren Inst, for Savings, 
S. Scituate Savings Bank, 
N. E. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 
George D. Edmands, 
N. F. Frothingham, 
J. W. Roberts, 
J. W. Merrill, 
Mrs. A. M. Kinmonth, 
S. G. Phipps, Trustee, 



$100,000 00 

30,000 00 

58,000 00 

15,250 00 

10,000 00 

60,000 00 

1,000 00 

20,000 00 

7,000 00 

6,000 00 

10,000 00 

15,000 00 

5,000 00 

3,000 00 



$329,250 00 



50 EXPENDITURES. 



INTEREST ACCOUNT. 



"Warren Inst, for Savings, 




$3,133 33 


S. Scituate Savings Bank, 




180 00 


Lowell Institution for Savings, 




1,785 17 


Provident Institution for Savings, 




1,000 00 


Bunker Hill National Bank, 




2,265 00 


Monument National Bank, 




629 00 


Eagle National Bank, 




236 38 


Faneuil Hall National Bank, 




255 00 


Merchants National Bank, 




271 25 


Trustees of Poor Fund, 




1,666 50 


Trustees of School Fund, 




336 00 


S. G. Phipps, trustee, 




195 00 


N. E. Mutual Life Insurance Co., 




1,200 00 


Mass. Hospital Life Insurance Co., 




6,000 00 


H. M. & F. M. Wingate, 




90 00 


Mrs. A. M. Kinmonth, 




404 17 


George A. Kettell, 




690 00 


George D. Edmands, 




123 67 


N. F. Frothingham, 




250 84 


J. W. Roberts & Co., 




281 67 


J. W. Merrill, 




250 00 


Note to " Order of Treasurer," 




300 00 


Interest on taxes prepaid, 




604 72 


City Bonds, interest paid on, 




9,450 00 




$31,597 70 


Amount expended, 


$31,597 70 




Deficiency last year. 


6,796 98 




Interest Water Loan notes, trans.. 


19,200 00 




Interest credited J. Foss' Bequests, 


348 42 






$57,953 10 




Amount appropriated, 


28,194 26 




Deficiency, 


$29,758 84 





EXPENDITURES. • 51 

WATER BONDS INTEREST. 
Paid interest on Water Loan Bonds, 653,710 00 



WATER LOAN (Notes) INTEREST. 

Interest paid on Water Loan Notes^ $750 00 

Amount expended, $750 00 

Previous deficiency, 18,450 00 



Trans, to " Interest Account," $19,200 00 



WARREN INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS. 
Deposited Jacob Foss' Bequests, $3,760 00 



STATE TREASURER. 
State Tax for 1867, $92,400 00 



STATE AID. 

Amount paid to Volunteers and families, $19,689 04 



52 



DEBTS OF THE CITY. 



DEBTS OF THE CITY. 



FEBRUARY 29, 1868. 



To Whom Due. 


Date. 


Time. 


Interest. 


Amount. 


Trustees of Poor Fund .... 


Jan. 


1, 1826 


Perman'nt. 


6 per cent. 


$4,300 


U l( it 


Jan. 


1, 1826 


" 


6 


<i 


3,500 


il (( (( 


Sept. 


22, 1836 


II 


6 


" 


700 


Trustees of Schools 


May 


1, 1837 


II 


6 


II 


600 


Pierce Fuel Fund 


Sept. 


20, 1860 


II 


6 


II 


1,500 


South Scituate Savings Bant . . 


April 


7, 1848 


20 years. 


6 


" 


2,000 


Trustees of Schools ...... 


May 


22, 1848 


20 ♦« 


6 


II 


5,000 


Lowell Institution for Savings . . 


Jan. 


17, 1849 


20 " 


6 


" 


25,000 


Provident " " " . . 


Jan, 


29, 1853 


20 " 


5 


II 


20,000 


Warren " " " . . 


Sept. 


1, 1857 


20 " 


6 


II 


25,000 


Trustees of Poor Fund , , , , 


Dec. 


16, 1864 


1 " 


6 


II 


4,750 


Order of the City Treasurer . . 


July 


18, 1864 


4 " 


6 


" 


5,000 


Warren Institution for Savings . 


Oct. 


1, 1864 


8 " 


6 


II 


25,000 


George A. Kettell ...... 


July 


23, 1866 


2 " 


6 


II 


11,500 


H. M. & F. M. Wingate .... 


Sept. 


7, 1866 


2 " 


6 


" 


1,500 


Trustees of Poor 


Oct. 


13, 1866 


Demand, 


6 


II 


2,850 


Mass. Hospital Life Insurance Co. 


July 


28, 1867 


1 year. 


7 


II 


100,000 


Preston & Merrill 


Aug. 


1, 1867 


Demand, 


6 


" 


15,000 


Merchants National Bank .... 


Dec. 


2, 1867 


3 months. 


7 


II 


15,000 


Bunker Hill " " . . . . 


Dee. 


3, 1867 


3 " 


6 


II 


25,000 


i( It (1 (1 


Dec. 


7, 1867 


4 " 


6 


" 


7,000 


Monument " " . . . . 


Dec. 


14, 1867 


4 " 


6 


II 


8,000 


N". E. Mutual Life Insurance Co. , 


Jan. 


1, 1868 


3 years. 


7 


II 


70,000 


First Parish in Charlestown . . . 


Jan. 


1, 1868 


Demand, 


6 


II 


8,000 


David B. Weston, Guardian . . . 


Feb. 


26, 1868 


II 


6 


" 


900 






1, 1853 


20 years. 
20 " 
15 " 
20 " 


.") 


II 


20,000 


H " 


Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 


1, 1862 
1, 1862 
1, 1863 


5 

5 
5 

5&6 


II 

II 


20,000 


<l U 


110,000 


II II 


38,000 




1,020,000 












$1,595,100 



CITY PROPERTY. 53 



SCHEDULE AND VALUATION 



PEOPEETY OWNED BY THE CITY. 



City Hall Building and Land, $35,000 00 

Lot of Land on Medford Street, 16,875 feet, 6,500 00 

Lot of Land on Auburn and Bunker Hill streets, 2,800 00 

Lot of Land on Bunker Hill Street, 2,000 00 

Lot of Land on Moulton Street, 1,190 00 

Lot of Land and Buildings, Eichmond Street, 6,000 00 

Ledge and Land on Cambridge Eoad, 2,000 00 

Water Lot on Medford Street, 7,000 00 

Furniture in City Hall Building, 2,000 00 
Almshouse Estate, Buildings, Furniture, Stock, etc., 40,000 00 

High School, Monument Square, 26,500 00 

Winthi'op School, Bunker Hill Street, 21,000 00 

Harvard School, Harvard Street, 18,000 GO 

Warren School, Summer Street, 92,000 00 

Bunker Hill School, Bald win Street, 80,000 00 
Bunker Hill Primary School-house, Bunker Hill Street, 15,000 00 

Common Street Building, Primary Schools, 18,000 00 

Prescott School, Elm Street, 38,000 00 

Primary School-house, Bow Street, four Schools, 5,000 00 

Primary School-house, Cross Street, two Schools, 2,400 00 

Primary School-house, Bunker Hill Street, No. 1, 1,500 00 

Primary School-house, Bunker Hill Street, No. 2, 900 00 

Primary School-house, Mead Street, 10,000 00 

Primary School-house, Medford Street, 500 00 

Amount carried forward, $432,290 00 



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CITY PROPERTY. 



Amount brought forward, $432,290 00 

Primary School-house, Kingston Street, 2,500 00 

Primary School-house, Moulton Street, 11,750 00 

Primary School-house, Sullivan Street, 2,500 00 

Primary School-house, Soley Street, 1,000 00 
Winthrop Street Building, (Fire Department, Armory, 

and Intermediate School,) ■ 14,000 00 

Maps, Books, Globes, Stoves, etc., (School Furniture,) 1,000 00 

Military Articles, Weights and Measures, 600 00 

Tomb Lots in Old Burial Ground, 500 00 

Hose House, Ward Room, and Land, Main Street, 5,000 00 

Hose House and Land, Main* Street, at Neck, 1,500 00 

Hose House and Land, Bunker Hill Street, 1,500 00 

Engine House and Land, Elm Street, 15,000 00 

Five Hose Can'iages and Hose, 3,500 00 

Furniture in Fire Department Buildings, 400 00 

Steam Fire Engine " Howard," No. 1, 4,050 00 

Steam Fire Engine " Mystic," No. 2, 4,725 00 

Two Horses for Steam Fire Engines, 700 00 

Eelief Engine, ' 300 00 

Hooks, Ladders, and Carriages, 1,000 00 

Flats appurtenant to Old Burial ground, 1,000 00 

Notes Receivable, 36,999 75 

Horses, Carts, Harnesses, etc., in care of Supt. Streets, 2,500 00 

Gravel Land in Maiden, 966 00 

Gravel Land in Chelsea, 1,725 00 

$547,005 75 



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ENGINEER'S EEPORT 
For Year Ending March 1, 18G7. 



Amount of Moneys drawn from the City Treasurer, as per 

Pay Rolls. 

1866. 



March, 


$581 88 


April, 


471 99 


May, 


1,438 79 


June, 


745 48 


July, 


473 69 


August, 


1,080 07 


September, 


1,052 89 


October, 


618 95 


November, 


1,060 00 


December, 


2,885 64 


January, 


1,157 18 


February, 


1,271 89 




$12,838 45 



1867. 



Total, 

Twelve thousand eight hundred thirty-eight dollars forty-five 
cents. 

Whole number of alarms during the year, 78 

" " fires in the City, 53 

" " false alarms, 17 

Alarms by fires out of the City, 8 

Amount of losses, $170,495 

" insured, 90,995 

Total loss, $79,500 



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Amount of City Property Included in the Above. 

Warren School-house, $15,000 

City Guard Amory, 1,500 

Shed at Alms-house, 300 



$16,800 



FIRES AND ALARMS FROM MARCH 1, 1866. 

March 2. 3.50, A. M. Slight fire in stable in Babcock's Court, 
on the Neck. Cause incendiary. 

March 3. 8.45, A. M. False alarm. 

March 5. 1, P. M. Alarm from Somerville. 

March 7. 1 1.20, P. M. Soap factory, situated on Dorrance Street, 
owned and occupied by William H. Norris. The building was 
a wooden structure and was not of much value ; part of the build- 
ing was used as a stable — one horse was burnt. Loss in stock 
and building about $2,000. Insured for $1,500. Cause Accidental. 

March 8. 7.30, P. M. Large old wooden building known as 
the Middlesex Mill, situated on the lower end of Mill street, owned 
by Messrs. Lockwood and Nesmith, and occupied by W. T. Mel- 
vin & Co. 

There was in the mill at the time of the fire about 4,000 bushels 
of grain, belonging to difierent parties, which, with the building, 
was nearly a total loss. The value of the building not ascertained, 
but was insured. W. T. Melvin & Co. had an insurance of $3,000, 
which will cover their loss. Cause incendiary. 

March 13. 7, P. M. The large frame building formerly used 
as a grain store, situated on the old Bridge Avenue, owned by R. 
G. Lockwood and occupied by John Bell, of Boston, for the storage 
of hay. There was in the building, at the time of the fire, three 
hundred bales, or forty-five tons of hay, which was entirely de- 
stroyed by fire and water. The hay was valued at nine hundred 
dollars, and was fully covered by insurance. The building was 
partially burnt and can be repaired, and was fully insured. The fire 
extended to the rear on Knights' wharf and slightly damaged the 
coal sheds to the damage of about twenty-five dollars. 



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March 15. 6.10, A. M. Alarm caused by the ringing of bells 
for celebrating Jackson's birth-day. 

March 20. 12.15, A. M. Partial burning of wooden building 
situated on Clapp's Wharf, and owned by J. H. Clapp. The build- 
ing was occupied by Ezekiel Averhill as a Cabinet Shop, and by 
W. A. Cook, for the manufacture of Polishing Powder. The loss 
on the building was about fifty dollars. Loss on stock, about one 
hundred dollars. Cause unknown. 

March 20. About 1, P. M. Large wooden building, situated 
in the Prison yard, owned and occupied by Hiram Tucker & Co., 
was destroyed, together with all the stock. The building was used 
for a casting and bronzing shop. Loss about $6,000, and was 
insured for $5,000. Cause accidental. 

April 7. 9.40, P. M. False alarm. 

April 9. 8.30, P. M. Alarm from a slight fire in the burnt 
building, situated on the old Bridge Avenue. Cause incendiary. 

April 10. 7.30, P. M. Slight fire in wooden building situated 
on the old Bridge Avenue, owned by Messrs. Flint & Hall of Boston, 
and occupied by J. B. Madell as a junk shop. Loss very trifling. 
Cause unknown. 

April 11. 11.55, A. M. Dwelling-house, No. 80 Austin street, 
was slightly damaged by fire and water. The fire took from a de- 
fect in the chimney and burnt in ceiling, and damaged about one 
hundred dollars. The building was owned by Patrick Sullivan 
and occupied by Thomas Murray. Cause accidental. Insured. 

April 11. 6.30, P. M. False alarm. 

April 12. 2,30, P. M. Alarm caused by fire in Cambridge. 
Assistance sent for. Hose 1, Hose 2, and Steamer 1 responded. 

April 14. 8.30, P. M. False alarm. 

April 20. 7.45, P. M. Large frame building, situated on the 
Neck and owned by N. and A. W. Tufts, and occupied by Charles 
J. Barry, as a counting-room and for storage. There was in the 
building, in the second story where the fire originated, a large 
amount of straw, which was mostly destroyed. On the first floor 
there was about one hundred barrels of lime and about the same of 
cement. The lime, by being wet, had to be removed from the building 



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ENGINEERS REPORT. 



for safety. The building was but slightly damaged. Loss about 
one hundred dollars, and was insured. Cause incendiary. 

April 30. 9.15, P. M. Stable, situated in the distil-house yard 
in Chelsea street, owned by Jacob Foss, Esq., and occupied by 
Kelbroth & Thing. The horses and harnesses were all removed 
in safety, the fire being set in the hay loft. Their loss was slight, 
about fifty dollars. A small stable adjoining, occupied by D. J. 
Goodnow, was slightly damaged. Loss on buildings, about two hun- 
dred dollars. No insurance. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

May 1. 9, P. M. Alarm from Cambridge. 

May 2. 9, P. M. Warren School-house, Head of Summer 
street, was partially destroyed. The fire took, or was set in a 
small closet on the first floor, and worked its way up through the 
ceiling to the roof, and through almost every part of the building 
in the ceiling. The roof was entirely destroyed, but the floors 
and the furniture were saved. Loss on building about $15,000. 

While the fire was raging at its height, an alarm was sounded 
from a fire in Jefierson Avenue. It proved to be a morocco fac- 
tory, owned by P. J. Stone, Esq., and occupied by H. Z. Kimball. 
The fire was set in a closet and was fortunately extinguished by 
buckets. Damage trifling. 

May 11. 11.45, A. M. Alarm from a burning chimney, corner 
of Bow and Ajtow Streets. 

May 12. 10.45, P. M. Alarm from the burning of a box of 
wood in dwelling house on Moulton street. Damage trifling. 

May 15. 1.50, A. M. Alarm from Maiden. 

May 16. 8.15, P. M. False alarm. 

May 17. 9.45, A. M. Alarm from the Neck. 
" 7.45, P. M. False alarm. 

Majj^ 19. 11.45, P. M. Slight fire in the wooden building on 
Bunker Hill Street, owned by J. G. Kidder and occupied by Mr. 
Kingsbury, a i a soap factory. 

May 20. 3.45, P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of a lot of 
rubbish back of the State Prison. 

May 20. 9, P. M. Caused by a fire being set in a lot of rubbish 
rear of the Prison, by which a pile of valuable lumber was in dan- 
ger. 



engineer's report. 59 

May 22. 1.15, A. M. Frame building, No. 189 Main Street, 
owned by Edward Thorndike, and occupied by W. L. Robinson 
on the lower floor as a grocery store, where the fire originated ; 
the upper part was occupied as a dwelling. The fire being con- 
fined to that part of the building where it took, the building was 
saved with ti'ifling damage, about one hundred dollars, and was 
insured. The stock of groceries in the store was damaged about 
one hundred and fifty dollars, and was insured. 

May 31. 9, P. M. Alarm from Somerville. 

June 1. 9.40. Alarm caused by the burning of a small build- 
ing on "White Island, Mystic River. 

June 9. 11.30, P. M. Fire discovered in the large four story 
brick front building, known as A. H. Allen's Steam Mill and Furni- 
ture Manufactory, on Main street. The front part of the building 
was of brick for about fifty feet in depth, and the remaining part was 
of wood and three stories in height. The whole length of the 
building was two hundred and ninety feet, and extended to the old 
mill pond. This building was filled with very combustible material 
and burnt with great rapidity. This building was owned by A. H. 
Allen, and occupied on the lower floor by Messrs. Utley, Gilman, 
& Co. for the manufacture of extension tables, and contained a 
large amount of machinery and furniture, which was destroyed. 
The second story was occupied by T. Cunningham & Co. for the 
manufacture of furniture. Stock destroyed. Loss about |2,000, 
and was insured. The third story was occupied by C. F. Grunden 
for the manufacture of furniture. Grunden's loss about $5,000, 
partially insured. The lower end of this building was occupied by 
Hatch and Hardy as a soap factory. Loss about $2,000. Insured 
for $1,700. The fire communicated to the block of tenement houses 
on Furbush Court, owned by S. H. Chase, and occupied by many 
families. This building was destroyed together with a currier's 
shop adjoining, and occupied by E. Cosighen, Loss about $7,000, 
Insured. Adjoining, on Furbush Court, was a small stable, occu- 
pied by J. S. Wilson. Adjoining, on the corner of Main Street 
and Furbush Court, was a two story building, owned by Barney 
Hull and occupied by Mr. Bean, was partially destroyed. Adjoin- 
ing this, on Main street, was a two story wooden building, occu- 



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pied on tbe lower floor by by Mrs. Flaiinigan as a grocery and 
provision store, and second story by families. This building was 
partially burnt in the rear. Loss on these buildings about $3,000. 
Insured. Next was a two story wooden building, owned and occu- 
pied by Mr. Riley, was partially destroyed. Loss about $1,000, 
and was insured. The two three story brick dwelling houses ad- 
joining the mill and making the corner of Main and Thorndike 
Streets, were nearly destroyed, and were owned by A. H. Allen and 
occupied by Benj. Rogers and C. F. Grunden, and were insured. 
Loss on building $5,000. Insured. The block of wooden build- 
ings on the south corner of Thorndike, owned by D. Allen and 
occupied on the lower floor by Mr. Allen as a provision store, and 
by Mr. Butler as a grocery store. The loss to these gentlemen 
was slight by water. The upper part of the building was occupied 
by several families, was slightly damaged by the loss of the roof. 
Loss about $1,500, and was insured. On the north side of Thorn- 
dike Street was a block of six three story wooden buildings, owned 
by A. H. Allen, and occupied by twelve families, was entirely de- 
stroyed. Loss to building $7,500. Insured. Opposite this block, 
on Thorndike Street, was a block of six houses, the same as the 
one destroyed, was slightly burnt in the front, — owned by A. H. 
Allen. Loss about five hundred dollars, and was insured ; mak- 
ing the total loss in buildings about $50,000. Insured, as near as 
could be ascertained, $40,000. Loss on stock and furniture about 
$10,000, mostly covered by insurance. 

June 20. 9.15, P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of the 
dumps, Chelsea Bridge. 

June 21. 10. P. M. Fire commenced in a stable rear of Cam- 
bridge Street, near the corner of Main Street, belonging to Mr. 
Studley, and occupied by Mr. Pingree, Mr. Murdock, and Mr. 
Mason. Each of these gentlemen lost one horse each. The fire 
communicated to a two story wooden building adjoining. The 
second story was occupied as a paint shop by Mr. Coll, and owned 
by Mr. Studley. In the lower story was stored several horse 
cars, which were partially destroyed. Loss on the buildings was 
about five hundred dollars, insured. Loss on other property 
$1,500. Insm-ed five hundred dollars. Cause incendiary. 



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June 25. 8.15, P. M. False alarm. 

June 26. 5.30, P. M. Alarm from dwelling house No. 12 Bun- 
ker Hill Street. Trifling. 

June 26. 10, P. M. Large frame building, rear Main Street, 
on the Neck, owned by A. H. Allen and occupied as a stable and 
for the storage of wagons, etc. Loss about $1,000. Insured five 
hundred dollars. Cause incendiary. 

July 1. 11.20, P. M Alarm caused by a slight fire in the spar 
shed on Walker's Wharf, occupied by Mr. Gushing. Cause incen- 
diary. 

July 2. 8.30, P M. False alarm. 

July 4. 12, M. Alarm caused by the burning of a lot of chips 
on the dumps, Chelsea Street. 

July 4. 6, P. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire on roof of 
dwelling house on Green Street. 

July 5. 5.40, P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of chips in 
cellar of dwelling house, Moulton Street. 

July 20. 1.45, A. M. Alarm caused by an incendiary attempt 
to burn the City Guard's armory building, on Winthrop Street. 
The fire being set in the lower story, under a closet and near the 
hose tower, the fire worked its way through and up the tower to- 
the roof, which was partially destroyed. Damage to the building 
by fire and water about $1,500. Cause incendiary. 

July 26, 7.45, A. M. Partial burning of the soap factory situ- 
ated in the rear of the Brew House on the Neck, owned by Lee, 
Crocker & Co., of Boston and unoccupied. Loss about two hun- 
dred dollars. Insured. Cause incendiary. 

August 4. 10.30, P. M. Alarm from a slight fire in the English 
and Fancy Goods store. No. 90 Main Street, occupied by E. J. 
Klous. Cause accidental. Damage about six hundred dollars. 
Insured. 

August 12. 7.15, P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning 
of the large two story brick building situated in the State Prison 
yard, occupied by Holmes & Co.. In the attic of this building was 
stored a large amount of lumber and material for the manufacture 
of furniture, which was nearly destroyed. Loss $22,000. Insured 
for $6,500. Cause of the fire supposed spontaneous. 



62 engineer's report. 

August 20, 3.30, A. M. Slight fire in the hay loft in the wooden 
building used for hay, lime, etc., occupied by Long & Lewis, situ- 
ated on Main Street, on the Neck. Damage about twenty dollars. 
Cause incendiary. ^ 

August 28. 8.30, P. M. Alarm caused hy the burning of a lot 
of old rubbish on the dumps, rear of the State Prison. 

August 31. 1.15, A. M. Alarm caused by the burning of the 
morocco factory on Medford Street, owned by P. J. Stone, and 
occupied by several parties. James Melviu and L. Osgood occu- 
pied one part, and a Mr. Knedy, and Wilber Harding. Most of 
the stock was saved. Loss on the building about 1,500, and was 
not insured. Most of the stock in the building was fully insured. 

August 31. 10, P. M. False alarm. 

Sept, 1. 1.5, P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of a roof of 
one of the buildings of the Kerosene Oil Works, near Chelsea 
Bridge. As the roof was a temporary roof, it was not of much 
value. 

Sept. 15. 6.30, P. M. Fire extinguished without an alarm, 
caused by a stovepipe being put in a hole which led into the ceil- 
ing instead of chimney in a large dwelling-house on Moulton Street. 

Sept. 16. 9.45, P.M. Alarm caused by slight fire in Walnut 
Street. 

Sept. 18. 6 P. M. False alarm by the ringing of a lecture bell. 
. Sept. 20. 10.15 A. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire caused by 
children setting fire to the bedclothes in brick dwelling-house No. 
2, Harvard Place, owned by Moses A. Dow, and occupied by Sam- 
uel Adlam, Jr. Damage to the house and furniture about seventy- 
five dollars. Lisured. 

Sept. 20. 5.45, P. M. Alarm caused by a burning chimney on 
Front Street. 

Oct. 4. 7.45, P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
the attics in a block of four wooden dwelling-houses situated No. 32 
and 34 Pleasant Street, owned by Dr. Whiting, and occupied by E. T. 
Stockwell, O. C. Noyes, C. Wellington and E. Murray. Loss to 
the building about $500. Insured. Loss to the occupants about 



engineer's report. 63 

Oct. 6. 3 P. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire on the roof of 
a dwelling rear of Joiner Street, caused by sparks from a chimney. 

Oct. 6. 3.20 P. M. Alarm from the burning of a fire-board and 
box of wood in dwelling-house owned by the heirs of Anne Corey, 
and occupied by Patrick Lofts. Damage trifling. 

Oct. 8. 5.15 P. M. Alarm caused by the explosion of a can of 
inflammable oil in a store on Main Street. 

Oct. 24. 2 P. M. Alarm caused by a fire in East Cam- 
bridge. 

Dec. 8. 9 P. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire on Chapman 
Street. 

Dec. 16. 8.80 P. M. The Prescott Light Guard Armory par- 
tially destroyed. The fire took in a coal closet under the stairs, 
aaid worked its way up through the ceiling to the roof, which was 
destroyed. The building was owned by George W. White and 
others. Damage to the building about $4,000. Insured for $3,000. 
Cause unknown. 

Dec. 17. 7.30 P. M. Alarm from a slight fire in unoccupied 
dwelling-house situated on Walker's Wharf, owned by the widow 
Walker. Cause, incendiary. 

Dec. 22. 4.30 P. M. False alarm. 

Dec. 26. 6.15 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
a bundle of hay on the Warren Bridge, draw wharf. 

Dec. 27. 7.15 P. M. False alarm. 
1867. 

Jan. 17. 10 A. M. Alarm caused by the burning of the build- 
ing known as Damon's Cottage, situated on Bunker Hill ; unoccu- 
pied and owned by James Damon. Loss about $800. Cause, 
incendiary. Severe snow storm. 

Jan. 25. 1.30 A. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire in the large 
building situated corner of Main and E. Cambridge Streets, owned 
by A. H. Allen. $50 insured. 

Jan. 27. 2.10 P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of a large 
frame building situated on Hopkins' Wharf, Medford Street. The 
building was filled with seasoned lumber of all descriptions and was 
very valuable. The fire communicated to the two-story building ad- 
joining, and also to several piles of lumber on the wharf, but for- 



64 engineer's report. 

tunately the fire was almost wliolly confined to the building in 
which the fire took. Total loss as near as could be ascertained 
about $8,000, and was fully insured. Cause, incendiary. 

Jan. 28. 6.30 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of a 
dwelling-house situated on Ice Court, owned by T. T. Sawyer and 
Dr. Lyon, and occupied by several families. Damage about $300. 
Insured. The fire communicated through the attic into a dwelling- 
house adjoining, owned by John MuUett. Damage about $100. 
No insurance. Cause accidental. 

Jan. 29. 8 P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of bedding 
in dwelling-house corner of Water Street and Oakman & Eldridge's 
wharf building, owned by Oakman & Eldridge. Damage trifling. 
Cause carelessness. 

Feb. 1. 11.45 P. M. Alarm caused by fire being discovered in 
brick building near the square on Main Street. The lower floor 
where the fire originated was occupied by F. McBride, as a fancy 
goods and toy store, and in corner by the telegraph office. Near- 
ly the whole stock of Mr. McBride was destroyed by fire and 
smoke. The fire was confined to the lower story. Several offices 
in the second story were slightly damaged by water. The building 
was owned by T. T. Sawyer, Esq., and damaged about $300, and 
was insured. Mr. McBride's loss about $3,000. Insured for 
$1,500. Cause unknown. 

Feb. 5. 10 P.M. Alarm from Cambridge. 

Feb. 7. 8.15 P. M. Alarm from Cambridge. 

Feb. 10. 6.45 A. M. The Methodist Trinity Church, situated 
on High Street, was discovered to be on fire. The building was 
a wooden structure and burned with great rapidity, the wind 
blowing a gale at the time. Finding it impossible to save the 
building, the efibrts of the firemen were directed to the saving of 
the adjoining dwellings, which they succeeded in doing with but 
slight damages considering the close proximity to the church. . 
The church with its entire furniture was destroyed. Loss $30,000. 
Insured for $13,000. 

The two-story frame dwelling-house in the rear of the church 
owned by Mr. F. D. Carey and J. W. Pettingill and occupied by 



engineer's report. 65 

William Lydston and Thomas V. Heath, was saved with a damage 
of about $800, and was covered by insurance. The large three- 
story double dwellings owned by F. B. Austin and Joseph F. 
Boyd, situated on the corner of "Wood and High streets, was saved 
with but slight damage to their back sheds. Mr. Austin's loss 
about $350. Insured. Mr. Boyd's loss $300, and was insured. 
Cause incendiary. During the fire, Mr. Trumbull, a member of 
Hose Co. No. 3, received severe injuries by a falling timber. 

Feb. 22. 2.45 A. M. Fire was discovered in the clothing store, 
No. 77 Main Street. The building was a three-story wooden 
building and was owned by Mr. Somerfield of Boston, and was 
occupied by F. T. Haldam ; the lower floor for a clothing store and 
the upper part as a dwelling. The building was but slightly dam- 
aged as the fire was confined to the lower story. Damage to the 
building about $200. Insured. The stock of goods was damaged 
so they were worthless. The amount of stock in store would not 
exceed $1,500, and was insured for $3,000. Cause unknown. 



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CHIEF ENGINEER'S ANNUAL EEPOET. 



Engineer's Office, March 1, 1868. 

To His Honor the Mayor and City Council: — 

Gentlemen — In obedience to section sixth of the Fire Ordi- 
nance, it becomes my duty as Chief Engineer to present to you 
the Annual Eeport of the Fire Department of the City of Charles- 
town. Its condition, number of members, their ages, occupation, 
and residence, of the apparatus and houses in the charge of the 
several companies, the number of fires and alarms, amount of loss 
and insurance on the same as near as could be ascertained, and 
the amount expended for the support of the Department, and the 
vouchers for the same ; the number of reservoirs, hydrants and 
wells, etc., where water can be obtained in case of fire. 



FORCE AND CONDITION OF THE DEPARTMENT. 

The Department consists of a Chief Engineer and four assist- 
ants, and one hundred and thirty-three members — divided into 
four hose companies of twenty men each, one steam engine and 
hose company of twenty-three men, including the engineer, fire- 
man, and driver, and one hook and ladder company of thirty men. 
These companies have in their charge five four-wheeled hose car- 
riages, two steam fire-engines, and one hook and ladder carriage, 
all fully equipped and ready for active service.. The apparatus is 
all in good condition, and the houses are all in good order, except 
the one occupied by Red Jacket Hose Company No. 1, on Main 
Street. That one will need a new floor, and perhaps new floor 



engineer's report. 67 

timbers this year, and also some other repairs. The Fire Depart- 
ment has also two horses and a fuel wagon, which also does all the 
teaming for the Department ; and this winter the driver and horses 
have been detailed to draw the hook and ladder carriage to and 
from fires and alarms in bad travelling, thus making considerable 
saving to the city in expense. There is also in reserve one hand- 
engine (old No. 1), which is kept at the Poor Farm, and ready for 
service ; there are also two two-wheeled hose carriages kept in Win- 
throp Street, and ready for duty. There is in charge of the 
several companies, and at the steamer's house, sixty-five hundred 
feet of hose, of which three thousand feet is in good condition, 
and thirty-five hundred feet in ordinary condition ; there was one 
thousand feet of Boyd's patent cotton hose put into service the 
past year, and has proved itself all that the makers claim for it. 
I would recommend the purchase of one thousand feet of hose each 
year, and that will keep the Department in full supply of good 
hose : there is no saving made in having a short supply of hose ; 
this has been demonstrated in every fire department in existence. 



NEW APPARATUS. 

There has been added to the Department one new four-wheeled 
hose carriage for the Steam Engine and Hose Company. This 
carriage was ordered by the City Council of 1866. It was built 
by Mr. A. J. Jones, of Cambridge, and is really a first class car- 
riage ; and has shown that the mechanics of our State can build as 
good apparatus as any of our sister States. The carriage was 
promptly accepted by the Building Committee and the Committee 
on Fire Department. There have been added to the Department 
five new sleighs, one for each hose company, built by Mr. John 
Lover, one of the active members of the Hook and Ladder Com- 
pany, and are fine specimens of workmanship, as well as durability, 
and are justly commended by the members of the companies who 
have charge of them, and by the citizens generally. 



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NEW HOUSE AND HOSE TOWER. 

Through the generous action of the City Council of 1866-67, 
there has been a new house erected on Elm Street, the lower stories 
are for the accommodation of both steamers and hose carriage, also 
for the horses and fuel wagon ; the second stories for a hall for the 
engine company, and sleeping room for the permanent men ; and 
also a hay loft. The upper story is used by the Cadets for an 
armory. The basement of the building is used by the Fire Depart- 
ment ; the hose tower and tank connected with it is a model one, 
and not excelled by any tower in the country. Three thousand 
feet of hose can be hung in the tower at the same time, and being 
heat by steam, the hose can be well taken care of in cold or wet 
weather, — as well as by the old towers in dry weather ; this will 
make a great saving in the department of its hose ; the permanent 
men of the steamer and hose company have the whole charge of the 
hose, and have the whole house, engines, and horses to take care of. 
The building was taken possession of on the 15th day of June 
last, and it is an ornament to the city, and the company take 
pride ii^ showing it to their many visitors. The building was 
erected by Mr. David S. Tucker, and for strength and good work- 
manship, speaks well for the contractor. The whole building is 
heat by one of Cloggston's patent boilers, and gives satisfaction. 



FIRES AND ALARMS. 

During the year ending March 1, 1868, the Fire Department has 
been called into service by sixty-one actual fires, and twenty-five 
false alarms and slight fires, also from eight alarms from fires out 
of the City. The whole amount of loss was $74,035. Amount 
insurance on same, $54,286. Actual loss, $19,775. 

The duty the past year has been arduous, yet the members of the 
department have responded with the usual zeal and efficiency that 
the Charlestown Fire Department have always been noted for, 
and their service has been voluntarily tendered, and it was by 



engineer's report. 69 

their promptness and efficiency and the good supply of Mystic water 
that so much property of our fellow citizens has been saved, and 
they have manifested their appreciation of their services both in 
generous contributions, and by many kind words which firemen 
know how to appreciate. The duty has been accomplished the 
past year without loss of life, and with only two slight accidents to 
limbs. On April 20th, at an alarm of fire a lad by the name of 
Bates was run over by the Hook and Ladder Carriage and slightly in- 
jured. And in July 31st, at the fire in Mead Street Court, Mr. Daniel 
F. Weston, a member of Hose Company No. 3, was injured in the 
head. He was well taken care of by the Charitable Association of 
the Fire Department. This association has been successfully formed 
the past year, by the members of the department, and should com- 
mend itself to the citizens of our city for their support. The de- 
partment have been deprived of one of its members by death the 
past year, Mr. Daniel F. Mason, a member of Red Jacket Hose 
Company I* 



FINANCES. 

The amount expended for the Fire Department has been neces- 
sarily large. The Committee on Fire Department of the City 
Council and the Board of Engineers, found on their annual in- 
spection of the houses and apparatus, that extensive repairs were 
needed on both houses and apparatus. The committee reported to 
the City Council and they made the necessary appropriation 
($2,000) for the same. They also found in building the new 
Engine House that the appropriation for the same, would not 
finish the house and that was reported to the City Council, and 
an extra appropriation ($3,000) was made to cover the amount 
expended by the Board of Engineers. The whole amount ap- 
propriated and expended for the department is annexed to this 
report. The new Hose Carriage ordered by the City Council of 
1866, (costing $700) has been paid for this year. Sec. 34 of 
the Fire Ordinance entitles any person who has served five suc- 
cessive years, in the Fire Department to a badge, to be designated 



70 engineer's report. 

by the Board of Engineers. After careful consideration of the 
subject, and finding that many men not members of the Fire 
Department had the old badges, and iaia,nj exempt members of the 
Fire Department requesting a Badge which they were justly en- 
titled to, the Board of Engineers decided to issue new badges to 
the active members of the Department ; also to comply with the 
request of the exempt members, they accordingly contracted with 
Mr. T. S. Johnson for the n^w badges, amounting to $275, 
which have given general satisfaction. 

A new alarm bell has been purchased for the Eire Department, 
and placed on the new Tower of the Engine House on Elm Street, 
weighing 1,000 lbs., at a cost of $511.75. The result has not 
been so satisfactory as calculated upon, owing to the construction 
of the Tower ; it is too much confined. I would recommend that 
the Tower be made more open if it is thought practicable by the 
City Council. The Steam Heating Apparatus in the new Engine 
House costing $1,240 has also been paid for according to the 
vote of the City Council. 

Amount of money received for the Fire Department, 

including the steam heating apparatus in the 

new engine house, 

Extra appropriations for repairs on the several 

houses. 
Extra appropriation for finishing new Engine House, 
Sale of Bunker Hill Engine No. 2, 

" bell to Overseers of the Poor, 

" old hose, 

" half gallon oil, 

" horse. 
Received for one lantern, 

Total amount received. 

Amount expended for the salaries of three permanent 
men, and the annual appropriations for the sev- 
eral companies, $5,140 00 



$10,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


750 


00 


169 


00 


23 


36 


1 


00 


250 


00 


4 


00 


$16,197 36 



Amount carried forward, $5,140 00 



engineer's report. 71 

Amount brought forward, $5,140 00 

For the running expenses of the Fire Department 
and the extra repairs, new apparatus, new 
badges, and finishing new engine house, bell, 
horse, etc., 11,328 46 



$16,468 46 
Whole amount appropriated and received, 16,197 36 

Deficiency, $271 10 



I cannot close this report without thanking His Honor the 
Mayor and members of the City Council for their generous and 
prompt assistance in everything that concerned the Fire Depart- 
ment, especial]^ to the Committee on Fire Department of the 
City Council for their kind and hearty approval of the actions of 
the Board of Engineers the past year. Finally to the assistants 
associated with me, I cannot let this opportunity pass without 
thanking them all for their prompt and faithful assistance on every 
occasion. And to the officers and members of the Fire Department 
also, I must return my thanks for their faithful and energetic atten- 
tion to every duty assigned them, and I feel that any credit I may 
have received the past year, is through their promptness and effi- 
ciency. My thanks are also due to the police force for their gen- 
tlemanly and efficient service on all occasions. 

All of which is 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE E. ROGERS, 

Chief Engineer CJmrlestown Fire Department. 



72 COMMITTEE ON FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR YEAR 1867. 



Alderman W. H. Kent, Chairman. 
" Chas. E. Daniels, 

Councilman Richard Power, 
« B. F. Stacy, 
" John Linscott. 



ENGINEERS REPORT. 



73 



BOAED OF ENGINEERS. 



Chief Engineer. 

Geo. E. Eogers, 

Assistant Engineers. 

1st, B. Y. Dennis, 
2d, I. P. Magoun, 
3d, H. P. Goodwin, 
4th, Wm. E. Delano, 



Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. 




36 


44 Austin St., 


Teamster, 


Badge. 


45 


10 Mill St., 


Hose Maker, 


A. 


40 


9 HaverhiU St., 


Carpenter, 


B. 


45 


Tremont St., 


Grocer, 


C. 


35 


46 School St., 


Clerk, 


D. 



EED JACKET HOSE CO. No. 1. 











No. of 




Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. 


Badge. 


Jos. 0. Kice, Eoreman, 


28 


Monument 
Avenue, 


Machinist, 


1 


Chas. M. Griffin, Ass't., 


32 


Harvard St., 


Teamster, 


8 


Augustus Wilson, Sec'y- 


,42 


12 Mill St., 


Carpenter, 


9 


Chas. M. Glazier, Treas,, 


, 24 


3 Pleasant St., 


Painter, 


4 


George H. Green, 


25 


10 Hancock St., 


Upholsterer, 


3 


Isaac D. Stevens, 


21 


38 Pleasant St., 


Grocer, 


5 


Geo. J. Moore, 


26 


14 Chapman St., 


Laborer, 


6 


Geo. H. Heiflf, 


22 


300 Main St., 


Blacksmith, 


7 


Winslow S. Oakman, 


40 


50 Elm St., 


Pish Dealer, 


10 


James Dalton, 


22 


58 Sullivan St., 


Plumber, 


11 


Irving Cross, 


22 


Thorndike St., 


Teamster, 


12 


Albert Sanderson, 


22 


Cor. of High and 

Sullivan St., 


a 


13 


Austin L. Pearson, 


22 


Middlesex St., 


a 


18 


William W. BuUock, Jr 


.,26 


273 Main St., 


a 


19 


Thos. E. Bullock, 


23 


273 " " 


Agent, 


20 


Warren B. Johnson, 


23 


Polk St., 


Eoofer, 


17 


Joseph I. Clark, 


34 


Quincy Ct., 


Teamster, 


2 


John W. Rich, 


22 


357 Main St., 


Milk Dealer, 


16 


Geo. S. Eich, 


21 


Carey Place., 


Stair Builder, 


15 


Eli S. Eichardson, 


21 


2 Pleasant St., 


Book Binder, 


14 


Twenty members. 
10 








' 



74 



ENGINEERS REPORT. 



List of Property belonging to the City in charge of Company : 

1 4-wheel Hose Carriage, in good condition, built by Williams 
& Co., New York, 1853, 1 set of Sleigh Eunners, 1 doz. Arm 
Chairs, 1 Stove, Pipe, Hod and Shovel, Hose Pipes, Wrenches, 
Spanners, Crowbar, Lanterns, Buckets, etc., 1 copper Boiler, 1 
Table, 6 Fire Caps, Gas Fixtures, 1 Hydrant Chuck, Alarm Bell 
in house, 1,000 feet of Hose. 



BUNKER HILL HOSE CO. NO. 2. 





Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. 


No. of 
Badge. 


Geo. E. Tyler, Foreman 


,36 


Cambridge St., 


Painter, 


21 


Chas. L. Kimball, Asst., 


, 35 


Main St., 


Teamster, ^ 


35 


Wm. Fernald, Secretary 


,44 


Canal St., 


Carpenter, 


25 


John Gardner, Treas., 


49 


Alford St., 


u 


26 


Wm. E. Story, 


37 


Bunker Hill St., 


Painter, 


23 


John Howard, 


55 


Eussell St., 


Carpenter, 


27 


Isaac F. Phillips, 


45 


Bunker Hill St., 


Painter, 


28 


Joseph W. Welch, 


45 


Charles St., 


Blacksmith, 


24 


Oliver Dickson, Jr., 


35 


Pearl St., 


Teamster, 


32 


Thaddeus P. Dickson, 


29 


Cambridge St., 


Wheelwright, 


34 


Learned McKinley, 


31 


Alford St., 


Fish Dealer, 


36 


Bernard Eeiley, 


26 


Allen St., 


Blacksmith, 


37 


Kilby I. Paine, 


35 


Salem St., 


Painter, 


39 


John W. Norris, 


44 


Bunker Hill St., 


Carpenter, 


40 


George A. Caldwell, 


21 


Cambridge St., 


Teamster, 


33 


C. L. Kendall, 


21 


Bunker Hill St., 


Printer, 


30 


Lorenzo B. Kimball, 


24 


Cambridge St., 


Teamster, 


38 


Wm. H. Forster, 


33 


a 


Blacksmith, 


22 


WiUiam Welch, 


21 


Medford St., 


Carver, 


29 


William H. Phipps, 


21 


Allen St., 


u 


31 


Twenty members. 











List of Property belonging to the City in charge of Co. 

1 4-wheeled Hose Carriage in good condition, 1 set of sleigh 
runners, 1 doz. arm-chairs, 1 stove and pipe, coal-hod and shovel, 
hose pipes, wrenches, spanners, crow-bars, lanterns, buckets, etc., 



ENGINEERS REPORT. 



75 



1 boiler, 50 feet of rubber hose and pipe, 1 alarm bell on House, 6 
hose caps, 20 badges, 1 hydrant chuck, 1000 feet hose. 
Carriage built by C. E. Hartshorn, N. Y., in 1865. 



WASHINGTON HOSE CO. NO. 3. 



No. of 





Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. 


Badge. 


G-. H. Gardner, Foreman 


1,30 


20 Chesnut St., 


Blacksmith, 


44 


E dward E . Turner, Ass t. 


,30 


25 Prescott St., 


Carver, 


49 


Chas. A. Page, Sect., 


26 


39 Soley St., 


Clerk, 


47 


Elias Crafts, Jr., Treas., 


60 


3 Albion Ct, 


Druggist, 


58 


Chas. Miller, 


32 


50 Harvard St., 


Engineer, 


46 


David Mcl!fulty, 


25 


57Moulton St., 


Carver, 


41 


Chas. H. Bridges, 


22 


5 Belmont St., 


Blacksmith, 


61 


Asahel Q. Clark, 


29 


3BlabenPl., 


Printer, 


62 


John McN'ulty, 


23 


20 Belmont St., 


Morocco Dresser, 


42 


Samuel 0. Weston, 


40 


5 Miller St., 


Painter, 


64 


Moses S. Waitt, 


31 


3 Eorster Ct., 


Morocco Dresser, 


58 


James Turnbvill, 


24 


39 Eront St., 


Cooper, 


43 


Thomas E. Smith, 


34 


Cor. Wash, and 










Union Sts,, 


Engineer, 


45 


George Lawrence, 


31 


17JeflFersonAv., 


Blacksmith, 


60 


Laban W. Turner, 


30 


12 Chapman St., 


Cooper, 


60 


Benj. Brintnall, 


37 


35 Lawrence St., 


Clerk, 


61 


E. J. Pierre, 


34 


256 Bunker Hill 










St., 


Carver, 


48 


William Coggswell, 


24 


4 Homestead PL, 


Blacksmith, 


66 


Ed. E. Grover, 


27 


554 Main St., 


Teamster, 


65 


Thomas G. Nelson, 


22 


16 Washington 

St., 


Agent. 





Twenty members. 

List of Property belonging to the City in charge of Go. 

1 4-wheeled Hose Carriage in good condition, 1 set of sleigh 
runners, 14 arm-chairs, pipes, spanners, hose ropes, lanterns, stove, 
tunnel and hod, 6 fire caps, 1 copper boiler, 1 jack, 20 feet of rub- 
ber hose and pipe, alarm bell on House, 1 hydrant chuck, 1000 feet 
of hose. 

Carriage built by C. E. Hartshorn, N. Y., in 1865. 



76 



ENGINEERS REPORT. 



FRANKLIN HOSE CO. NO. 4. 



W. J. Jordan, Foreman, 

George Chell, Asst., 
John r. Murphy, Sect., 
John "Williams, 
Thomas Williams, 
Edmund Goodwin, 
Maurice Mead, 
John Sleeper, 
Richard Coleman, 
George W. Macomber, 
Henry Goodridge, 
Charles Almeder, 
Patrick Dennehey, 

Constant F. Oakman, 
James Murphy, 
Lewis C. Jordan, 
Richard Jordan, 
Domminick Finnegan, 
WiUiam H. Doyle, 
Arthur Norton, 

Twenty members. 



Age. 

30 


Residence. 

3 Jackson St., 


Occupation. 

Caterer, 


No. of 
Badge. 

62 


40 
24 
55 
23 


27 Mystic St., 
10 Cottage St., 

28 Tremont St., 
28 Tremont St., 


Teamster, 
Eopemaker, 
Ship Carpenter, 
Laborer, 


77 
75 
69 
70 


30 


ISEdgeworthSt, 


,, Teamster, 


71 


31 


41 Everett St., 


u 


72 


25 


19 Elm St., 


Caulker, 


76 


24 


30 Wapping St., 


Laborer, 


80 


27 


30 Decatur St., 


Teamster, 


78 


21 


150 Chelsea St., 


u 


74 


23 


4 Princeton St., 


Painter, 


65 


22 


9 Bunker Hill 








St., 


Laborer, 


64 


23 


Auburn Ct., 


Teamster, 


63 


22 


10 Cottage St., 


Marble Cutter, 


61 


21 


21 Marion St., 


Furniture Painter 


■, 67 


26 


21 Marion St., 


Morocco Dresser, 


73 


22 


8 Decatur St., 


Painter, 


79 


23 


2 Medford St., 


Carver, 


68 


21 


Elm St., 


Morocco Dresser, 


66 



List of Property belonging to the City in charge of Co. 

1 4-wheeled Hose Carriage in good condition, 1 set of sleigh 
runners, 1 doz. arm-chairs, 1 stove, pipe, hod and shovel, hose 
pipes, wrenches, spanners, crowbar, lanterns, buckets, etc., 1 cop- 
per boiler, 1 table, 5 settees, 6 fire caps, 1 chandelier and gas fix- 
tures, 1 hydrant chuck, alarm bell on House. 

Carriage built by C. E. Hartshorn, N. Y., in 1865. 



ENGINEERS REPORT. 



77 



HOWARD STEAM ENGINE AND 


HOSE CO. NO. 


1. 










No. of 




Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. 


Badge. 


r. N. Estee, Foreman, 


30 


1 Cordis St., 


Bolter, 


81 


T. J. Whittemore, Asst, 


28 


8 Cross St., 


Joiner, 


82 


E. B. Kenah, Secretary, 


23 


143 Chelsea St., 


Eopemaker, 


83 


Marcellus Carpenter, 










Treasurer, 


45 


28 Green St., 


Merchant, 


84 


Jonas 11. Eeed, 


85 


25 Alston St., 


Expressman, 


85 


Martin Turnbull, 


22 


5 Bunker HiU 










St., 


Provision Dealer, 


86 


Chas. W. Gale, Jr., 


21 


63 Decatur St., 


Upholsterer, 


87 


Charles H, Delano, 


21 


46 School St., 


Boat Builder, 


94 


Wm. L. Holbrook, 


21 


2 Cottage St., 


a u 


89 


Israel Crafts, Jr., 


22 


4 Mead St. Ct., 


Teamster, 


90 


Charles Gabriel, 


23 


4 Pearl St. PL, 


Carpenter, 


88 


James L. Tate, 


22 


73 Pearl St., 


Printer, 


91 


William H. Fay, 


29 


1 Wister PL, 


Trader, 


92 


Charles E. Hayden, 


21 


12 Cross St., 


Caulker, 


93 


Charles Eowell, 


21 


192 Bunker HUl 










St., 


Expressman, 


95 


John H. Wright, 


26 


High^St., 


Joiner, 


96 


George N. Barnard, 


21 


Brown's Ct., 


Grocer, 


97 


C. H. Jones, 


22 


41 Pearl St., 


Printer, 


98 


James W. Poor, 


26 


Tremont St., 


Internal Revenue 


, 99 


John L. Sogers, 


21 


20 AUston St., 


Chair Yarnisher, 


100 



Twenty members. 

Walter C. Hinckley, Engineer 
J. W. Brackett, Fireman 
Dan. K. Wheelock, Driver 



of Steamer. 



List of Property in charge of Howard Engine Go, 

1 3d-class Steam Fire-Engine, built by Wm. Jeffers, of Paw- 
tucket, R. I., in good condition. 

1 Ist-class Steam Fire-Engine, built by the Amoskeag Manufac- 
turing Co., Manchester, N. H., in good condition. 

1 4-wheel Hose Carriage, in good condition, built by A. Jones, 
Cambridge, Mass. 1 Wagon. 1 set of Sleigh Runners, 1 pair 



78 



ENGINEERS REPORT. 



Horses, 1 Harness (complete), 4 Horse Blankets, Grain Chest, 
Curry Combs, Brushes, Pitchforks, Buckets, etc., in stable. 

Hose Pipes, Wrenches, Spanners, Goose Neck, Hose Ropes, 
Oil-can, Work-bench and Vise, Jack, etc. 

3 Bedsteads, 3 Hair Mattresses, 2 Husk do.. Pillows, Blankets, 
Coverlets, Sheets, Towels, Wash Bowl and Stand, 1 Table in sleep- 
ing room and 3 Chairs, 1 Table, 3 Settees, 20 Chairs, 9 Spittoons, 
1 Clock, 1 Looking-glass, in engine room and hall ; 26 Fronts for 
fire caps, 1 Tackle and Fall, 1 Alarm Bell on House 2, Hydrant 
Chucks, 1 Steam Boiler and Heating Apparatus (complete). 



MASSACHUSETTS HOOK AND LADDER CO. No. 1. 



Geo. B. Edmands, Fore., 
Chas. E. Cutter, Ass't., 
Nathan E. Abbott, Sec'y. 
Dan'l. E. Beckford, Trea. 
Geo. E. Flint, 
Joseph W. Phillips, 
William F. Webster, 
A. A. Whittemore, 
WiUiam Selby, 
Thos. H. Wright, 
John Louer, 
Daniel H. Dearborn, 
Geo. W. Hobart, 
Enoch H. Fernald, 
Seth A. Rogers, 
Kobert B. Rogers, Jr., 
James K. Stevens, 
Stephen W. Fletcher, 
WiUiam W. Collier, 
Joseph C. Jepson, 
Geo. F. Emerson, 
James A. Joselyn, 
William F. Handy, 
William Slade, 
Woodbury P. Shelden, 



A.ge. Residence. 

29 12 Chapman St., 
28 20 Lexington St., 
35 107 Warren St., 
39 12 Eden St., 

24 11 Sherman Sq., 

30 107 Warren St., 
38 44 William St., 
35 18 Cross St., 

10 Washington St. 
23 Russell St., 
101 High St., 
4 Walker's Wharf, 
260 Bunker Hill St 
82 Bartlett St., 
264 Main St., 
4 Foster Ct, 
38 Pleasant St., 
12 Cottage St., 
142 Bunker Hill St. 
32 Lawrence St., 
School St., 
9 Chelsea St., 
12 Cottage St., 
32 Polk St., 
15 Wall St., 



Occupation. 

Tinsmith, 

Teamster, 

Letter carrier, 

Merchant, 

Clerk, 

Painter, 

Bolter, 

Clerk, 

Painter, 

Watchman, 

Blacksmith, 

Sajlmaker, 

.Moulder, 

Gas-fitter, 

Provision dealer. 

Clerk, 

Teamster, 

Joiner, 

Machinist, 

Jig sawer, 

Clerk, 

Carpenter, 

Cabinet maker. 



No. of 



101 
102 
113 
104 
103 
105 
106 

108 
110 
112 
114 
115 
117 
119 
109 
123 
124 

126 
118 
129 
130 
128 
125 



engineer's report. 79 

E. S. Colby, 22 46 Warren St., Teamster, 120 

Americus Boardman, 22 N^avy Yard, Caulker, 116 

James L. Johnson, 190Bunker Hill St., Carpenter, 

T. M. Fletcher, 12 Cottage St., Grocer, 

John H. Skidmore, 24 Cross St., Plumber, 109 

Thirty members. 

List of Property in charge of Massachusetts Hooh and Ladder Go. 

1 Hook and Ladder Carriage (complete), built by Hittinger and 
Cook. 

9 Chairs, 6 Fire Caps, 2 Stoves and Funnel, 1 copper Boiler, 30 
feet of rubber Hose and Pipe, 2 Shovels, 1 Wheel Wrench, 1 Car- 
riage Jack, 2 Water Buckets. 



LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS FROM MARCH 1st, 1867, 
TO MARCH 1st, 1868. 

March 2, 1867. 10.15 A. M. Alarm from chimney on Prescott 
School House. 

March 6. 11.20 P. 1^. Alarm caused by a slight fire in the 
stone building on the Square, owned by Geo. W. Warren, and oc- 
cupied by Wm. H. DeCosta as a printing office, of the Charlestown 
Advertiser. Fire set in a closet in the third story. Loss about 
$30, insured. 

March 8. 6. P. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire in wooden 
building attached to the brick building known as Constitutional 
Hall, corner of Henley and Chelsea Streets. 

March 16. 1.45 A. M. Alarm caused by burning of a church 
in East Somerville ; assistance sent. 

March 18. 10 P. M. Alarm caused by fire being discovered in 
the counting-room of Fitz and Winslow, situated on Warren 
Avenue, owned and occupied by them ; the fire communicated to 
the stable, which with the counting-room, was slightly damaged. 
Loss about $300 and was insured. Incendiary. 

March 26. 5.40 A. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
the Bunker Hill Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Bunker 



80 engineer's report. 

Hill and Mystic Streets, damage to the church $1,000. Insured. 
Cause unknown. 

March 27. 9.20 A. M. Useless alarm caused by rekindling of 
the above. 

March 28. 12.40 A. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
the large wooden building known as Guild's Tannery ; the building 
was owned and occupied by Chester Guild & Sons. The building 
was damaged about $1,000 ; in the building was a large amount 
of stock, which was very valuable ; the damage on stock was esti- 
mated at $16,000 and was insured. Cause accidental. 

March 29. 10.55 P. M. Partial burning of wooden building 
situated on Main Street, owned by L. F. Whitney, and occupied by 
Chas. H. Wing as a stove and tin ware shop. Loss on building 
$200. Mr. Wing's loss by water about $300. Both parties 
insured. Cause accidental. 

March 30. 2.15 P. M. Alarm from burning chimney on Med- 
ford Street. 

April 2. 7.30 A. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire in dwelling 
house No. 54 Decatur Street, owned and occupied by James Egan. 
Loss about $50. Insured. Cause carelessness. 

April 6. 3.15 P. M. Alarm from the Iburning of an old shed, 
situated at the head of Hittenger's Wharf ; partly filled with bun- 
dle hay, lathes, and lumber. The fire communicated to an old 
building used as a stable, and occupied by P. Harrington ; the 
building was owned by Jacob Hitteuger, and of not much value. 
Loss about $1,800. Insurance $1,000. Cause incendiary. 

April 7. 11.20 P. M. Alarm caused by fire being discovered 
in brick building known as Boylston Chapel, rear of Main Street, 
owned by the Unitarian Society, and occupied by the Methodist 
Trinity Society, and for a school-house ; damage to building about 
$250. Insured. Incendiary. 

April 14. 9.05 P. M. Alarm caused by slight fire in wooden 
building, situated corner of Essex and Middlesex Streets, owned 
by A. E. Bridge, and unoccupied ; damage slight. Incendiary. 

April 14. 12.30 P. M. Alarm caused by rekindling of the 
above. 



engineer's report. 81 

April 16. 1.20 A. M. Alarm caused by a fire in Maiden, sup- 
posed to be the Almshouse. 

April 20. 4,50 P. M. Alarm from burning chimney on Front 
Street ; a boy named Bates was run over by the Ladder Carriage, 
and slightly hurt. 

May 11. 4 P. M. Alarm caused by the working of the Steamer 
Mystic. 

May 11. 4 P. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire in the varnish 
factory near Maiden Bridge. 

May 18. 5. P. M. Alarm from burning chimney, corner Tre- 
mont and Chelsea Streets. 

May 19. 9.30 P. M. Partial burning of the stone ware factory 
on Medford Street, owned and occupied by Powers & Edmands ; 
the building is a wooden structure, and was damaged about $200. 
Damage to stock about $8. Insured. Incendiary. 

May 26. 6.45 P. M. False alarm. 

May 29. 10.10 P. M. Alarm caused by an explosion in the 
Hall at corner of Main and Henley Streets, occupied by Evening 
Star Division. No damage. 

May 30. 8.20 P. M. False alarm. 

May 31. 3.15 P. M. Alarm from a slight fire at the gas works 
on the Neck. 

June 6. 12.30 P. M. Alarm caused by a fire in Somerville. 

June 13. 2.10 P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of bedding 
in dwelling house No. 264 Main Street, caused by children playing 
with matches. 
V June 17. 2.15 A. M. False alarm. 

June 19. 2.20 P. M. False alarm. 

June 21. 11.20 A. M. False alarm. 

July 3. 11. A. M. Alarm caused by the explosion of a Naph- 
tha Stove in dwelling house No. 5 Everett Street, occupied by Mr. 
Brown ; damage to building and clothing about $30. 

July 3. 1.30 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of a 
load of hay in the yard of Mr. Cassidy, rear of Webster Street ; 
caused by children playing with matches. 

July 4. 9.30 P. M. Alarm caused by a fire in Boston. 

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. July 7. 10.45 A. M. Alarm from slight fire in a dwelling 
house on the Neck. 

July 8. 8.20 P. M. False alarm. 

July 9. 12.45 A. M. Alarm caused by the par.tial burning of 
a large wooden building situated on Tufts' Wharf, on the Neck, 
and containing about 500 cords of bark, owned by Chester Guild 
& Sons, a large part of which was saved. Loss on building and 
bark $2,500, and was insured. Cause incendiary. 

July 14. 10.15 P. M. Alarm from slight fire in an unoccupied 
dwelling house on the Neck. Loss trifling. Cause incendiary. 

July 15. 4.40 P. M. Alarm from burning dumps, Chelsea 
Bridge. 

July 18. 12.15 P. M. False alarm. 

July 19. 11.40 P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of a lot of 
old sleepers on the track of Boston and Maine R. R. on the Neck. 

July 23. 3 P. M. Alarm from the burning of a small lot of 
hay on Tufts' Wharf on the Neck. 

July 25. 10.15 P. M. Alarm caused by fire being discovered in 
the large building situated on the corner of Main and Cambridge 
Streets, owned by A. H. Allen ; the fire was in the ceiling in the 
second story, in the centre of the building, and worked its way up 
and under the fioors to the attic, where it was checked ; damage to 
building $800. Insured. Cause unknown. 

July 31. 1 P. M. Alarm caused by the burning out of two of 
the attics in a block of three wooden dwelling houses, owned by D. 
D. Taylor, and occupied by several families ; the fire was confined to 
the attics ; damage to building about $300, and insured ; damage 
to furniture by water $100. Cause accidental. 

August 9. 3.15 P. M. Slight fire in dwelling house situated 
on Bunker Hill Street, owned and occupied by 0. Lincoln. 

August 14. 11 P. M. Alarm from partial burning of a two 
story building situated on the corner of Bunker Hill and Edgeworth 
Street, owned by Jonathan Stone, and occupied by as a gro- 
cery store ; damage to building $200; to the stock of groceries 
Insured. Cause unknown. 

August 19. 7.50 P. M. False alarm. 

August 24. 11.45 P. M. False alarm. 



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August 26. 11 P. M. Slight fire in counting room, head of 
Barry's Wharf, No. 530 Main Street. Cause incendiary. 

September 6. 8. P. M. False alarm. 

September 7. 1.40 P. M. Alarm from slight fire on the Neck. 

September 10. 8.15 P. M. Partial burning of an old wooden 
building at the head of Brook's Wharf, Medford Street ; used for 
the purpose of storing lumber. Loss about $300. Insured. 
Cause incendiary. 

September 12. 4 P. M. Partial burning of a small stable, sit- 
uated in the distil house yard, Chelsea Street, owned by the heirs 
of the late Jacob Foss. Loss about $50. No insurance. In- 
cendiary. 

September 12. 7.20 P. M. False alarm. 

September 14. 4.40 P. M. Partial burning of a large two 
story stable, situated rear of Polk Street, owned by Kidder & 
Chase and Mr. Smith ; the fire was confined to the attic, where it 
originated. Loss about $200. Insured. Cause incendiary. 

September 22. 6 A. M. Fire, the Advertiser oflfice, 7 Chelsea 
Street. Loss $250. Insured. Cause incendiary. 

September 24. 8 P. M. Fire discovered in the library room of 
the Universalist Church, situated in Church Court ; the fire 
destroyed the library room and worked up under the main floor, 
where it was checked, thereby saving the house from destruction. 
Loss on building about $200. Loss to the library $2,000. Insured. 
Cause incendiary. 

September 25. 4 P. M. Alarm from slight fire on roof of 
dwelling house situated in the rear of Joiner Street, caused from 
sparks from Cook & Rymes' chimney. 

September 26. 3.45 P. M. False alarm. . 

September 26. 12.15 A.M. Slight fire in building situated on 
Sixth Street, owned by Mr. Blodgett, and occupied by Mr. Hadley 
as a tin shop. Loss trifling. Cause accidental. 

September 27. 9.15 P. M. Partial burning of a small barn, 
rear of Haverhill street. Loss about $100. Cause incendiary. 

September 29. 11A.M. Alarm from Cambridge. 

October 5. 11.40 A. M. Alarm caused by the burning of a 
small building situated on Dorrance Street, used for the manufac- 



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ture of roofing tar, owned and occupied by Charles "West. Loss 
about $300. Not insured. Cause accidental. 

October 6. 9.20 P. M. Alarm caused by fire in Somerville. 

October 8. 7.30 P. M. Alarm caused by fire in Somerville. 

October 13. 4 A.M. Alarm caused by fire being discovered in 
the large building No. 531 Main Street, owned by A. H. Allen, 
and occupied on the lower floor by Hugh Dailey as an oyster saloon ; 
the fire was set in two places, but the early discovery prevented 
the destruction of the building, the fire being confined to the lower 
floor. Loss about $200. Cause incendiary. 

October 21. 6.40 P. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire in the 
large three story wooden building situated on Chapman Street, 
owned by Amos Brown, and occupied by Beal & Hooper, for the 
manufacture of furniture, etc. Loss on building $100. Loss on 
stock $300. Insured. Cause unknown. 

October 25. 5.45 P. M. False alarm. 

October 26. 5.55 A. M. Alarm from slight fire in dwelling 
house No. 30 Mill Street, owned and occupied by Mrs. H. B. Her- 
sey. Loss trifiing. Cause from stove. 

November 3. 12.45 A. M. Alarm caused by a fire-board taking 
fire in dwelling house rear of Henley Street ; caused by a burning 
chimney. 

November 5. 11.55 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burn- 
ing of a two story wooden building, situated on the old canal 
bank on the Neck, owned and occupied by Farley & Co., for the 
manufacture of blacking, perfumery, etc. Loss $300. Insured. 
Cause accidental. 

November 14. 5.15 P. M. Alarm from chimney in Navy 
Yard. 

November 16. 12.40 A. M. Alarm caused by the partial burn- 
ing of the old two story building used as a stable, situated on Har- 
vard Street, and owned by the heirs of the late Dr. Hurd, and oc- 
cupied by Alderman Daniels and Mr. Downing. Loss $100. 
Cause accidental. 

November 21. 12.30 A. M. Alarm from the partial burning 
of an old wooden building used as a stable, situated in the rear of 
531 Main Street, owned by A. H. Allen, and occupied by A. H. 



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Barrent as a stable ; there were seven horses and four hogs in the 
stable, all of which were burnt. Loss $1,200. Insured for 
$300. Loss on builaing trifling. Cause unknown. 

December 3. 10.30 A. M. Alarm caused by a slight fire in dwell- 
ing house, situated corner of Decatur and Bainbridge Streets, owned 
and occupied by James McElroy and several families ; the fire took 
from a stove funnel, running up inside of the ceiling before enter- 
ing the chimney. Loss $100. Insured. 

December 6. 9.30 A. M. Alarm from slight fire in an old 
tenement house No. 80 Front Street, occupied by several families. 
Loss trifling. Caused by a stove. 

December 7. 5. A. M. The large four story wooden building 
situated rear of Thorndike Street, and owned by A. H. Allen ; the 
building being of a very inflammable nature, it was entirely con- 
sumed, but the surrounding buildings were saved ; the building was 
used for the manufacture of furniture, and was occupied on the 
first and second floors by Gilman & Co. for the manufacture of 
tables, whose loss was about $10,000. Insured for $6,000. The third 
story was occupied by Gerrish & Co. for the manufacture of furni- 
ture, whose loss was about $4,000. Insurance $1,500. The upper 
part of the building was occupied by D. M. Roberts for the manu- 
facture of bedsteads, whose loss was about $2,000 ; insurance 
$1,500. Loss on building and machinery $5,000 ; no insurance. 
Cause incendiary. 

Dec. 13. 6.20 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
the three-story brick building, corner of Front Street and Warren 
Avenue, owned by H. T. Litchfield and occupied by Elbridge 
Parker. The fire was set in two difierent rooms among shavings 
and combustible stock in the second story, but was fortunately 
stopped with a loss on the building of about $300, to the stock 
about $2,000, and was insured. 

Dec. 13. 7 P. M. While the Department was at work at the 
above fire, another alarm sounded, which proved to be the Morocco 
factory at the lower end of Dyer's Court, ofi" of Main St., owned 
and occupied hj C. C. Perkins, before the Department could rally 
from the first fire and could get fairly to work the fire had extended 
through to Hamilton Court, and there were several dwelling-houses 



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and stables on fire, but the determination with which the Depart- 
ment went to work and a good supply of Mystic, the fire extended 
no farther. Mr. Perkins' loss on buildings was $3,000, insured 
$1,000 ; loss on stock $5,000, insurance $3,000 ; the damage to 
dwellings and stables about $2,800, insurance $1,800. Supposed 
incendiary. 

Dec. 16. 6.45 A. M. Alarm from trifling fire in the building 
known as the old Bowling Alleys, Chelsea Street. 

Dec. 20. 10 A. M. False alarm. 

Dec. 21. 7.45 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
the building known as the Mystic Lake Brewery, on Alford Street^ 
near Maiden Bridge. The main building is of brick, and two 
stories high, but in the rear where the fire originated is a wooden 
structure containing the engine ; this part was nearly consumed 
and a small part of the roof of the main building. The building is 
owned by John Kent, and occupied by his son Oscar Kent. The 
buildings and machinery were damaged about $2,000, and was 
insured. The loss on stock was about $2,000, being damaged by 
smoke. Cause accidental, supposed by a gas burner being turned 
against a partition. 

Dec. 21. 8 P. M. Alarm came from the Bunker Hill Bank 
Building caused from a smoke from chimney in the rear. 

Dec. 24. 8.40 P. M. Alarm caused from partial burning of a 
barn situated in the rear of Dixon's Court, Cambridge Street, 
owned and occupied by Mr. Dixon. Loss $175. No insurance. 
Cause incendiary. 

Jan. 1, 1868. 5.20 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning 
of a small building situated in Dyer's Court. Damage slight. In- 
cendiary. 

Jan. 4, 5 P. M. Alarm caused from a fire being built in 
dwelling-house on Belmont Street, for the purpose of drying 
plastering. No damage. 

Jan. 15. 6,45 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
the two-story wooden building situated on the Canal Bank, owned 
by Mr. Farlow and occupied by Farley & Co., for the manufacture 
of blacking, etc. Loss on building and stock about $200. Insured. 
Cause incendiary. 



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Jan. 15. 9.10 P. M. Slight fire in house in Cross Street. 

Jan. 19. 11.45 P. M. Alarm from partial burning of shed con- 
nected with the blacking factory on the Canal Bank. Loss $200. 
Insured. Incendiary. 

Jan. 21. 7 P. M. Alarm caused by the burning of the Univer- 
salist Church, Somerville. Assistance being sent for, the Howard 
Steamer and Hose Co. No. 2 was sent, and rendered efficient ser- 
vice. 

Jan. 25. 9.30 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of 
an old wooden building situated in Dyer's Court, owned and occu- 
pied by C. C. Perkins, for the manufacture of morocco. Loss on 
building and stock about $800. Insured. Cause, incendiary. 

Jan. 28. 3.50 A. M. Slight fire in the old wooden building 
known as Craft's Corner, junction of Main and Warren streets. 
The building was owned by the Boylston heirs and occupied by 
Charles H. Low, apothecary. The fire was set in two places in the 
cellar amongst some old rubbish and in the ceiling of the store. 
Damage to the building about $100 ; to the stock about $250. 
Insured for $4,000 in stock. Cause, incendiary. 

Jan. 29. 4.35 P. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of a 
two-story stable, situated in Gibbs' Place, on the neck. The build- 
ing was owned by C. W. Wellington, and occupied by Patrick 
Flannagan. Loss on building and hay $300. Cause unknown. 

Feb. 22. Sundown. False alarm. 

Feb. 24. 1 A. M. Alarm caused by the partial burning of a 
two-story building used for a bake-house, rear of Bunker Hill 
Street, near the corner of Lexington Street, owned by Barney Hull 
and occupied by R. P. Martin. The damage to the building was 
$800. Insured. Mr. Martin's loss in stock, $2,000. Insured. 
Cause accidental. 

Total number of Fires and Alarms from March Isf, 1867 to 
March Isf, 1868. 

Whole number of Fires (sixty-one), 61 

" " Alarms (twenty-five), 25 

Alarms from fires out of the city (eight), 8 

Total No. of turnouts of the Department, 94 



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Whole amount of losses during the year, $74,035 00 

" " insurance, 54,280 00 



Making a total loss of $19,755 00 



LOCATION OF RESERVOIRS. 

1. Harvard Street, filled from the church. 

2. Junction of Henley and Warren Streets. 

3. Union Street, between Washington and Richmond. 

4. Main Street, junction of Austin and Warren. 

5. High Street, head of School. 

6. Common Street, south-east corner of Winthrop Square. 

7. Junction of Bartlett and Green Streets. 

8. Gray Street, north-east side. 

9. Walker Street, junction of Bartlett Street. 

10. Corner of Lexington and Tremont Streets. 

11. Sullivan Street, near Main. 

12. Russell Street, near Pearl. 

13. Mead Street, near Crystal. 

14. Junction of Henley and Chelsea Streets. 

15. Corner of Summer and Elm Streets. 

16. At the Neck, near Albee's store. 

17. City Square, near Bunker Hill Bank. 

18. Chestnut Street, opposite No. 44. 

19. Bunker Hill Street, between Linden and Walnut. 

20. Corner Bunker Hill and Elm Street. 

21. " " " Cook " 

22. " " " Decatur " 

23. Bow Street, opposite Richmond. 

24. Warren Street, near Monument Avenue. 

25. Bunker Hill Street, near gun house. 

26. Austin Street, near head of First. 

27. " " junction of Lawrence. 

28. Concord Street, 150 feet from Bunker Hill Street. 

29. High Street, head of Pleasant Street. 



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30. Main Street, opposite Albion Court. 

31. " " junction of Mill Street. 

32. " " opposite Phipps Street. 

33. Corner of Bainbridge and Moulton streets. 

34. Lynde Street, head of Fifth. 

35 Ferrin Street, 100 feet from Bunker Hill Street. 

36. Oak Street, junction of Russell. 

37. Junction of Main, Bunker Hill and Medford streets. 

38. Warren Avenue, between Front Street and the toll-house. 

39. Chapman Street, near Main. 

40. Head of Thorndike Street, near Main. 



HYDRANTS. 

There are 112 Lowry's Hydrants and 16 single Hydrants con- 
structed along the line of the Mystic water Pipes. The location of 
each is shown on plans furnished by the Water Board, copies of 
which are in possession of each company, and the Board of Engi- 
neers. 

There are also 12 single Hydrants along the line of the Cochitu- 
ate Water Works, from Warren Avenue lo Chelsea Bridge. 



SPARE LADDERS. 

There are Ladders stationed on the several school-houses and 
engine-houses, and also on City Hall. 
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90 ACCEPTANCE OF REPORT. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen., March 23d, 1868. 

Report accepted, and referred to the Committee on Printing, 
with instructions to cause the same to be printed ; the expense to 
be charged to the appropriation for contingencies. 

Sent down for concurrence. 

DANIEL WILLIAMS, Citt Clerk. 



In Common Council, March 23d, 1868. 
Concurred. 

JOHN T. PRIEST, Clerk. 



CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION. 91 



CHAEITAELE ASSOCIATION 



CHARLESTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



OFFICERS FOR 1867. 

President, 
.DANIEL E. BECKPORD. 

Vice-President, 
GEORGE E. ROGERS. 

Secretary, 
HENRY P. GOODWIN. 

Treasurer, 
ELIAS CRAFTS, Jr. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Committee on Fire Department, 
Aldermaij W. H. KENT. 

Board of Engineers, 
B. V. DENIS. 

Bed Jacket Hose Company, 
AUGUSTUS WILSON. 

Bunker Hill Hose Company, 
JOHN HOWARD. 

Washington Hose Company, 
G. H. GARDNER. 

Franklin Hose Company, 
W. J. JORDAN. 

Mass. Hook and Ladder Company, 
GEORGE B. EDMUNDS. 

Howard Engine and Hose Company, 
CHARLES 0. RICHARDSON. 



The Association was organized March 1867. The Annual Meet- 
ing takes place on the second Monday in March for the choice of 
Officers. The Board of Trustees meet quarterly. 



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