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ANNUAL STATEMENT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN 



Financial Year Ending February 28, 1870. 




TOGETHER WITH THE REPORTS OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIRE 

DEPARTMENT, AND OF THE SECRETARY OF OVERSEERS OF 

THE POOR, FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 

FEBRUARY 28th, 1870. 



CHARLESTOWN: 

PRINTED IN THE CHRONICLE JOB OFEICE. 

1870. 



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ANNUAL STATEMENT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CHARLESTO/WN, 



Financial Year Ending February 28, 1870 





TOGETHER WITH THE REPORTS OE THE CHTEE ENGINEER OF THE FIRE 

DEPARTMENT, AND OF THE SECRETARY OF OVERSEERS OF 

THE POOR, FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 

FEBRUARY 28th, 1370. 



CHARLESTOWN: 
PRINTED IN THE CHRONICLE JOB OFFICE 

1870. 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY TREASURER. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, March lUh, 1870. 

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

DANIEL WILLIAMS, City Clerk. 



In Common Council, March lUh, 1870. 
Referred in concurrence. 

JOHN T. PRIEST, Clerk. 



Dr. CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, in Account to 

To amount paid on City Pay Bolls 1869-70, Nos. 1 to 12, - - - $522,501 10 

" " Soldiers' Pay Bolls, 1869-70, Nos. 1 to 12, - - 15,312 81 

" " City Deferred Boll, . .... 1 39,99918 

" " Soldiers' Deferred Boll, 1,655 92 

" " City Notes, 464,800 00 

" " Interest on City Bonds and Notes, - - - 55,799 63 
" " Interest on Water Loan Bonds, - - - - 57,130 00 
" Deposited in "Warren Inst, for Savings, amount of Gov- 
ernment tax paid on J. Foss's bequest to the City, - 240 00 
" Deposited in Charlestown Five Cent Savings Bank, 
amount of Government tax paid on A. Babcock's 

legacy to the City, - 150 00 

" paid G-. W. Warren, 1-2 of purchase money for land on 

Monument Square Enlargement of High School Lot, 4,125 00 

" paid Tax of 1869 on above land as per terms of sale, - 82 32 

" " State Tax, 1869, ------- 46,200 00 

" County tax, 1868, 17,044 71 

" " " 1869, ... - 18,807 96 

35,852 67 

" Cash on hand, - 39,408 58 

$1,283,257 21 



March 1, 1870, with LINUS E. PEARSON, City Treas'r, Cb. 

By Cash on hand, as per account, March 1, 1869, ----- $25,912 96 
" from loans on City Notes, ------- 452,80000 

" sales of City Bonds, 121,000 00 

" • " sundry payments on Notes Receivable, ... 15,080 00 

" collected on Taxes of 1867, - 273 00 

" " 1868, 31,437 35 

1869, 401,653 15 

" from Mystic Water Board, " Water Bates," - - - 107,889 70 
•' " sale of water pipe to Town of Sonierville, - - - 13,000 00 
" " Interest accrued on City Bonds sold, Notes due the 

City, Taxes, &c, - - - - - - - - 10,246 02 

" " sales of City Property as follows, viz. : 

Thomas B. Harris, estate on Park street, - - - 5,020 00 
Jeremiah Driscoll, Lenox estate, Decatur street, $1,600 
Mary Coughlin, Burnett estate, " - 1,350 

P. J. Neary and others, old buildings, " - 1,330 

John Bior dan, Brennan estate, " - 1,100 

5,380 00 

" from Abel E. Bridge, land on Auburn street, - - 1,000 00 
" " John P. Dodge, " Bunker Hill and Auburn sts., 859 25 
" " John F. Dodge and others, old buildings, Craft's Corner, 855 00 
" " Timothy Welch, land on Moulton street, - - - 760 96 
" " John Mulcahy, buildings corner of Bow and Main streets, 710 00 
" " John B . Wilson, land on Chelsea place, ... 29250 
" " Assessments on Drains and Sewers, - - - - 21,725 97 
" " " • for construction of Sidewalks, &c, - 6,909 24 
" " " " Betterments, ----- 12,071 52 
" " State, on account of State Aid, 1868, - - - - 17,532 37 
" " " amount paid by the City, " Mihtia Bounty, " - 7,716 22 
" " " " " " " Militia Uniform," - 6,180 00 
" " " " " " " Armory Bent," - 1,550 00 
" " " City's proportion of School Fund, 1869, - 1,062 83 
" " and sundry cities, towns, &c, reimburse- 
ment for aid furnished by Poor Dep't, - - 4,983 50 
" " sales of house offal, July 1, 1869, to March 1, 1870, - 2,719 61 
" " sales of old materials, heating Armory, &c, "Fire 

Department," - 556 21 

" " fines, Officers' fees, &c., "Police Department," - 1,328 13 

$1,278,505 49 



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Treasurer's Account. — (Continued.) 



Amount brought forward, $1,278,505 49 

By Cash from Dog licenses, refunded as per Act of 1869, and sale 

of settees, catalogues, &c, "Public Library," - 1,029 19 

" " sale of bell, "Fire Alarm Telegraph," - - - 133 90 

" " sale of old materials, &c, " Repair of Streets," - 100 94 

" " Rev. Mr. Purcell, Catholic clergyman of Boston, 

through the Confessional-Conscience Fund, - 75 00 

" " Tax on sales of Liquor by licensed parties to May 1, 

1869, one half of amount collected, --'--. 416 82 

" " County Commissioners, one half of license fees to 

May 1, 1869, 75 00 

" " Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank, interest to 

April 21, 1869, on A. Babcock's legacy to the city 

for music, &c, 1,350 55 

" " Warren Institution for Savings, interest to April 21, 

1869, on J. Foss' bequests to the city for flags, &c. 252 74 
" " sundry persons for erroneous credits, - 106 33 
" " Charles Stone, burial fees of 1869, " Health Dep't" 16 00 
" " cost on Taxes, sale of old furniture, &c, " Contin- 
gencies," 342 40 

" " City Clerk, fees for marriage licenses, $205 50 

" " " Circus licenses, - 200 00 

" " " Recording mortgages, ... 182 60 

" " " Billiard-room licenses, ... no 00 

" " " Junk dealers' " - - - - 43 75 

" " " Velocipede rink " -■ - - 42 00 

" " " Pawnbroker " - - - - 20 00 

" " Hibernicon Exhibition license, - 10 00 

" " " Auctioneers' " - - 8 00 

" " " Employment offices " - - 1 00 

" " Minstrels, - - - " - - 5 00 

" :< " Sunday exhibitions, - 3 - - 25 00 



852 85 



1,283,257 21 



EXPENDITURES 



Financial Year Ending February 28, 1870. 



SALARIES OP CITY OFFICERS. 

Eugene L. Norton, Mayor, $1,500 00 

Linus E. Pearson, Treasurer and Collector, 2,200 00 

Daniel Williams, City Clerk, 2,200 00 

John T. Priest, Clerk of Common Council, 300 00 

Henry W. Bragg, City Solicitor, 1,500 00 

T. Edward Ames, City Engineer, 1,000 00 

Samuel L. Harding, ex-City Messenger, 880 55 
Thomas E. Smith, City " and Engineer, 1,053 16 

George S. Pendergast, Chm., ^ 1,500 00 

Nahum Chapin, > Board of Assessors, 600 00 

John Gary, ) 600 00 

C. S. Cartee, Clerk of Assessors, 1,000 00 

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

Wm. S. Robbins, Sup't. of Streets, 1,500 00 

Stephen P. Kelley, ex- City Marshal, 117 53 

« " ex-Health Officer, 9 04 

» " ex-Supt>of Burials, 17 26 

Charles Stone, ex- City Marshal, 928 68 



Amount carried forward, $17,906 22 



8 EXPENDITURES. 






Amount brought forward, 






$17,906 22 


Charles Stone, ex-Health Officer, 






71 34 


l f " ex-Supt. of Burials, 






71 24 


Erdix T. Swift, City Marshal, 






149 60 


" « Health Officer, 






11 50 


" " Supt. of Burials, 






11 50 


John S. Locke, ex-Acting Health Officer, 




8 12 


George E. Rogers, Chief Engineer 


to July 3, 


1870, 


337 25 


Israel P. Magoun, Assistant Engineer, 




100 00 


Wm. E. Delano, " " 




- 


100 00 


Edw. E. Turner, " " 






100 00 


John Bartlett, " " 






i00 00 


Wm. E. Delano, Clerk of Engineers 


l j 




75 00 


Chas. A. Lerned, Milk Inspector, 






100 00 


City Treasurer, clerical assistance, 






500 00 


City Clerk, " ' » 






500 00 




$20,141 77 


Amount expended, 


$20,141 


77 




Deficiency, March, 1, 1869, 


463 


43 






$20,605 20 




Amount appropriated, 


$20,375 00 




Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 


$230 30 





EXPENDITURES. 



SALARIES OF TEACHERS. 



Caleb Emery, 
Alfred P. Gage, 
George Swan,. 
Warren E. Eaton, 
George T. Littlefiel'd, 
B. F. S. Griffin, 
John G. Adams, 
Caleb Murdock, 
Henry E. Sears, 
Frank. W. Lewis, 
E. P. Gay, 
0. L. Bonney, 
N. W. Littleaeld, 
W. L. Littleneld, 
Wm. B. Atwood, 
James M. Mason, 
Darius Hadley, 
Katharine Whitney, 
Dora C. Chamberlin, 
Abby F. Crocker, 
Abby B. Fiske, 
Mary G. Prichard, 
Sarah M. Chandler, 
Mary A. E. Sanborn, 
Sophia E. Faulkner, 
Mary L. Coombs, 
Angelia M. Knowles, 
Mary S. Thomas, 



$2,500 00 

1,800 00 

1,800 00 

1,800 00 

1,800 00 

1,800 00 

1,600 00 

! 1,500 00 

1,400 00 

1,400 00 

1,130 77 

700 00 

461 54 

338 46 

350 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 

825 00 

675 00 

650 00 

650 00 

650 00 

650 00 

650 00 

575 00 

550 00 

550 00 

550 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$29,055 77 



Amount brought forward, 


$29,055 77 


Lydia S. Jones, 


550 00 


Nancy Chandler, 


500 00 


Martha B. Stevens, 


550 00 


Ida 0. Hurd, 


512 50 


Edith Howe, 


500 00 


Josephine A. Lees, 


550 00 


Bial W. Willard, 


550 00 


Ann E. Weston, 


550 00 


Susan H. Williams, 


550 00 


Fanny B. Hall, 


550 00 


Lois A. Rankin, 


550 00 


Emma F. Thomas, 


550 00 


Fidelia L. Howland, 


521 63 


Mary L. Sawyer, 


550 00 


Ellen C. Dickenson, 


550 00 


Martha M. Kenrick, 


550 00 


Lydia A. Sears, 


550 00 


Georgiana T. Sawyer, 


550 00 


Frances A. Cragin, 


550 00 


Elizabeth J. Farns worth, 


550 00 


Anna R. Stearns, 


575 00 


Lucy M. Small, 


575 00 


Helen G. Turner, 


550 00 


Margaret Veazie, 


550 00 


Julia A. Worcester, 


550 00 


Henrietta J. Merrill, 


550 00 


Frances L. Dodge, 


550 00 


Alice Hall, 


550 00 


V. A. M. L. Dadley, 


550 00 


Maria T. Savage, 


550 00 



Amount carried forward, $45,439 90 



EXPENDITUKES. 


11 


Amount brought forward, 


$45,439 90 


Georgiana Hamlin, 


550 00 


Abbey E. Holt, 


543 26 


M. L. Bolan, 


543 26 


Ellen A. Pratt, 


534 13 


Abby M. Clark, 


550 00 


A. P. Moulton/ 


550 00 


Mary F. Goldthwait, 


550 00 


Harriet E. Frye, 


550 00 


Elsie A. Woodward, 


550 00 


Effie G. Hazen, 


525 00 


Elizabeth B. Norton, 


525 00 


Lilla Barnard, 


512 50 


Mary H. Humphrey, 


525 00 


Ella Worth, 


525 00 


Rose J. Prescott, 


550 00 


Carrie Osgood, 


525 00 


Maria J. Smith, 


550 00 


Elizabeth W. Yeaton, 


550 00 


Abby P. Richardson, 


550 00 


M. J. Conley, 


550 00 


Jennie D. Smith, 


550 00 


Francis M. Lane, 


550 00 


Ellen Hadley, 


550 00 


Mary A. Blanchard, 


550 00 


Almira Delano, 


550 00 


Martha W. Yeaton, 


550 00 


Mary P. Swain, 


512 50 


Persis M. Whittemore, 


550 00 


Frances A. Butts, 


550 00 


Louisa W. Huntress, 


550 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$61,710 55 



12 EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought forward, 


$61,710 55 


Carrie 0. Smith, 


550 00 


Louisa A. Pratt, 


550 00 


Elizabeth A. Prichard, 


550 00 


E. R. Brower, 


550 00 


C. 0. Brower, 


550 00 


Matilda Gilman, 


550 00 


Ellen M. Armstead, 


550 00 


Sarah E. Smith, 


550 00 


C. M. W. Tilden, 


550 00 


Carrie A. Rea, 


550 00 


Fannie A. Poster, 


550 00 


Sarah M. Grinn, 


460 10 


Evelina F. Nelson, 


418 28 


Mary E. Taylor, 


412 50 


Elizabeth Doane, 


423 07 


Mary C. Babcock, 


355 76 


Harriet V. Richardson,, 


313 79 


Julia C. Powers, 


384 60 


M. Lorette Furber, 


287 50 


Sarah F. Brake, 


298 10 


Harriet Cobb, 


221 15 


Marietta Bailey, 


275 00 


Elizabeth Swords, 


276 91 


Jennie E. Tobey, 


289 00 


Paulina Downes, 


287 50 


Helen R. Stone, 


262 50 


Sarah A. Atwood, 


288 46 


Josephine S. Chase, 


230 82 


Mary A. Eaton, 


250 00 


Harriet E. Marcy, 


137 50 


Amount carried forward, 


$73,633 09 



EXPENDITURES. 13 



Amount brought forward, 




$73,633 09 


Mary Dana, 




143 24 


Georgia Smith, 




192 34 


Emma Randlett, 




134 62 


Erne Kettell, 




125 00 


J. F. Krogman, 




96 15 


Mary R Kittredge, 




7692 


Esther L. Merriam, 




67 30 


L. M. Armstead, 




67 27 


Kate 0. Goodnow, 




48 07 


Clara S. Nye, 




31 72 


Charlotte A. W. Towle, 




19 23 


J. P. Raymond, 




9 61 


John H. Twombly, Superintendent 


of Schools, 


2,500 00 


F. A. Downing, Secretary of School Committee, 


250 00 


Wm. H. Finney, Treasurer " 


u 


250 00 


Abijah Blanchard, Messenger " 


u 


500 00 




$78,144 56 


Amount appropriated, 


$78,725 00 




Balance, March 1, 1869, 


2,240 59 




Received from State, 


1,062 83 





5,028 42 
Amount expended, ' 78,144 56 



balance, March 1, 1870, $3,883 86 



14 


EXPENDITURES. 






EVENING SCHOOLS. 






Henry F. Sears, teaching, 




$80 00 


Daniel Hadley, 


u 




77 50 


Frank W. Lewis, 


u 




£2 50 


N. W. Littlefield, 


it 




25 00 


Caleb Murdock, 


a 




62 50 


E, P. Gay, 


a 




15 00 


Frank Murdock, 


a 




17 50 


Lydia S. Jones, 


a 




54 25 


Henrietta J. Merrill, 


a 




56 00 


Mary C. Babcock, 


ti 




14 00 


Lois A. Rankin, 


u 




52 50 


Ann E. Weston, 


a 




40 25 


V. A. M. L. Dadley, 


u 




56 00 


Julia C. Powers, 


a 




57 75 


Martha M. Kenrick, 


a 




52 50 


Mary S. Thomas, 


a 




54 25 


Bial W. Willard, 


it 




54 25 


Helen R. Stone, 


u 




54 25 


Martha Blood, 


a 




12 25 


C. S. Wason & Co., 


printing, 




20 00 


William H. De Costa, printing, 




12 00 


A. E. Cutter, stationery, books, etc., 




65 41 


Charlestown Gas Cc 


i., service pipe, 




18 83 


Matthew Boyd, labor, 




4 42 


Martha Conway, " 






10 00 




$1,048 91 


Amount appropriated, $1,200 00 




Balance, March 1, 1869, 114 


74 






$1,314 74 




Amount expended, 


1,048 


91 





Balance, March 1, 1870, 



$265 83 



EXPENDITURES. 15 



SCHOOL CONTINGENCIES. 



A. W. Locke & Co., printing, 
W. W. Wheildon, " 

W. H. De Costa, advertising, 
C. S. Wason & Co., " 
Boston Journal, " 

A. E. Cutter, books and stationery, 
J. G. Jones, " . " " 

Mystic Water Board, water rates, 

" " " repairing pipe, 

John H. Twombly, office rent, 

" " office furniture, 

Lawrence, Wild & Hull, " 
Joseph L. Eoss, school furniture, 

A. J. Carter, " " 
George R. Kelso, " " 
George H. Marden, window shades, 
Brintnall & Osgood, " " 
Childs, Crosby & Lane, carpeting, 
J. Junio, locks, keys, etc., 

George 0. Webster, locks, keys, etc., 
Wm. H. Goodwin (estate), rent of pianos, 
Oliver Ditson & Co., " « 

Chickering & Sons, pianos, 
Stowell & Co., sundries, 

B. S. Hussey, " 
John McLoud, " 
Brintnall & Maynard," 

Wm. B. Moore & Son, dusters, etc., 

Amount carried forward, 



$417 60 


60 


50 


6 


00 


17 


00 


14 


37 


2,434 


01 


259 


55 


345 


48 


6 


00 


83 


00 


92 


15 


114 


00 


2,545 


48 


18 


75 


28 


00 


143 


50 


8 


00 


172 


63 


49 


91 


4 


00 


96 


00 


20 


00 


2,500 


00 


15 


13 


1 


25 


48 


45 


30 


40 


18 


87 


$9 } 550 


03 



16 -EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
S. P. Hill & Co., brushes, mats, etc., 
James Hamblet, repair of stoves, 
A. 0. Corbett, « " 

Charles H. Wing, stoves and repairs, 
Griffin Gibson. 

G. W. Walker & Co., repairing furnaces, 
H. W. Homer, repairing furniture, 
G. M. D. Fernald, " bells, 
Jasper Stone, clocks and repairs, 
Wood & Chester, dumb-bells, 
American Tablet Co., blackboards, 
Thomas Sprague & Co., sheep- skins, 
Mrs. S. Morse, diploma ribbons, 
Benj. W. Gage, crockery, 
Francis E. Tufts, drilling High School Cadets, 
Prescott Light Guard, use of hall, 
W. S. & G. 0. Wiley, carriage, 
H. A. Coleman, teaming, 
Smith & Simonds, " 
Abijah Blanchard, disbursements, 

F. A. Titus, gas fixtures, 
Charlestown Gas Co,, gas, 
Parker, Gannett & Co., hardware, 
Lewis Hunt, hardware, 

G. & E. H. Gilford, iron work, 
Cook, Rymes & Co., " 
Amos Brown, carpentry, 
George M. Starbird, " 
James B. Maynard, " 
Simonds & Lord, " 

Amount carried forward, $11,580 55 



$9,550 03 


240 


58 


10 


50 


75 


85 


244 


54 


459 


02 


14 


08 


9 


50 


5 


00 


73 


50 


10 


00 


101 


60 


5 


00 


8 


08 


8 


04 


25 


00 


102 


00 


7 


00 


5 


00 


1 


50 


123 


99 


14 


55 


187 


22 


3 


50 


29 


33 


8 


44 


5 


00 


86 


00 


137 


03 


25 


67 


4 


00 





EXPENDITURES. 


17 


Amount brought forward, 




$11,580 55 


Archer & Lund, car 


pentry, 




30 94 


A. J. Harmon, weather strips, 




147 08 


C. L. Lothrop, mason work, 




26 53 


Rufus Mason & Son. 


, painting and glazing, 


171 24 


, Mark Pope, 


a 


a 


5 58 


Charles West, ' 


u 


tt 


21 47 


John Johnson, care 


of school-rooms, etc., 


876 05 


Joseph Smith, 


a 


u 


950 33 


Samuel C. Abbott, 


it 


it 


450 00 


Daniel Conant, 


tt 


tt 


492 76 


J. S. Cunningham, 


it 


n 


721 42 


John Bent, 


a 


tt 


87 50 


Moses Eastman, 


tt 


tt 


214 00 


Catharine Keenan, 


a 


a 


11.0 00 


Ann Taylor, 


tt 


it 


140 00 


Martha Conway, 


tt 


a 


122 50 


Mrs. Moore, 


tt 


it 


70 00 


Bridget Kelley, 


it 


a 


70 00 


Margaret O'Brien, 


tt 


it 


45 00 


Catherine Rogers, 


it 


a 


85 00 


Mrs. J. McGee, 


it 


tt 


41 60 


Mrs. McArthur, 


it 


a 


30 00 


Rosanna Collins, 


it 


tt 


7 50 


Catharine Peterson, 


it 


it 


20 83 


Moses Robbins, 


a 


it 


7 00 


Matthew Boyd, 


ft 


it 


122 30 


Henry Smith, 


tt 


it 


6 80 


Nathan Gaul, 


it 


a 


14 25 




$16,668 23 



18 EXPENDITUEES. 

Amount expended, $16,668 23 

Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 1,334 84 

$18,003 07 

Amount appropriated, 15,650 00 

Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $2,353 07 



FUEL FOR SCHOOLS. 



Perkins & Goodwin, fuel, 








$62 25 


Burns & Goodwin, " 








4,660 09 


Jotham Barry & Co., " 








31 00 


Levi Goodnow, " 








20 50 


A. H. Dix, " 








9 50 


Matthew Boyd, labor on 


fuel, 






214 85 


A. Blanchard, " 


u 






16 00 


Daniel Conant, " 


u 






10 50 


J. S. Cunningham, " 


a 






9 60 




$5,034 29 


Amount appropriated, 




$4,500 00 




Balance, March 1, 1869, 




1,336 


45 






$5,836 45 




Amount expended, 




5,034 


29 





Balance, March 1, 1870, $802 16 



EXPENDITURES. 19 



INFANT SCHOOL. 

Infant School Society, $100 00 

Amount appropriated, $100 00 

" expended, 100 00 



REPAIR OF SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



Bray & Raymond, mason 


work, 




$253 30 


Dennis Kelley, 


it 


tt 




504 56 


Robert R. Wiley, 


u 


a 




595 73 


Hart well Mayers, 


it 


a 




292 79 


J. E. Bray, 


it 


it 




86 00 


C. L. Lothrop, 


a 


u 




530 21 


John Randall, carpentry, 




787 73 


G-. M. Starbird, 


it 






131 93 


John B. Wilson, 


a 






40 22 


Edwin J. Norris, 


tt 






38 20 


John Donovan, 


tt 






30 00 


Nathaniel Shattuck, 


it 






28 25 


D. S. Tucker, 


a 






44 66 


Rufus Mason & Son 


, painting and 


glazing, 


446 22 


McMath & Weston, 




it 


u 


586 25 


Benj. F. Fish, 




tt 


a 


80 95 


H. G. Waldron, 




tt 


a 


71 19 


Thomas Magrath, 




it 


a 


122 75 


William Curry, 




a 


a 


202 40 


Edward Parker, 




u 


tt 


140 00 



Amount carried forward, $5,013 34 



20 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
C. S. Parker & Son, roofing, 

F. A. Titus, plumbing, 
Alex. Campbell, plumbing, 

G. Gilman & Co., gas fitting, 
C. P. Brooks, plastering, 

H. Riley & Son, slating, 

J. F. & F. L. Gilman, stone work, 

Daniel Titus, whitewashing, 

Samuel E. Abbott, paper hanging, 

S. W. Fuller, bell repairs, 

George W. Walker, & Co., repairing furnaces, 

Wm. R. Bradford, iron castings, 

S. W. Fuller & Co., lumber, 

Franklin Hopkins, " 

John W. Brooks & Son " 

Richard Nason, nails, 

Daniel Flynn, labor, 

Daniel Small, " 

Charles Miller, " 

Rosanna Collins, " 

Mrs. Coakley, " 

Catharine Peterson, " 

Mrs. Cavanagh, " 

Amount expended, $7,420 14 

" appropriated, $4,000 00 

Balance, March 1, 1869, 355 36 

4,355 36 



55,013 


34 


265 


98 


36 


82 


4 25 


297 


41 


539 


75 


33 


59 


143 


75 


176 


50 


76 


47 


6 


00 


387 


28 


34 


87 


2 


66 


265 


36 


52 


18 


15 


15 


18 


00 


7 


50 


3 


00 


18 


70 


9 


00 


7 48 


5 


10 



r,420 14 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $3,064 78 



EXPENDITURES. 21 



HIGH SCHOOL ENLARGEMENT. 



G. Washington Warren, land, 

S. F. J. Thayer, Architect, 

C. S. Wason & Co., advertising, 

Amount appropriated, 
" expended, 





$8,332 32 




1,412 50 




4 00 


$65,250 00 


$9,748 82 


9,748 82 





Balance, $55,501 18 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

1,065 55 

1,092 00 

308 33 

1,095 00 

1,095 00 

1,080 62 

1,053 00 

1,122 00 

1,086 00 

1,095 50 

1,083 00 

1,095 00 

1,095 00 

1,056 00 

1,095 00 

Amount carried forward, >..' $15,517 00 



John S. Locke, Capt., 


services, 


R. S. Randall, 


u 


Charles Stone, 


u 


R. T. Whittier, 


n 


Benj. Williams, 


u 


Orison Little, 


it 


S. P. White, 


(I 


W. H. Brown, 


it 


A. E. Dodge, 


it 


Samuel Palmer, 


it 


John H. Brower, 


(I 


Ephraim Tarbox, 


a 


R. W. Sprague, 


a 


Thomas W. Sargent, 


it 


Dennis C. Brennan, 


it 



22 EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought forward, 


$15,517 00 


Seth Thing, services., 


99 00 


Thomas 0. Vose, " 


1,092 00 


Charles P. Morris, " 


90 00 


Charles E. Fuller, » 


1,038 00 


Eobert Sylvester, u 


1,059 00 


John 8. Robinson, " 


1,077 00 


Jeremiah H. Pearson, lc 


1,080 00 


Joseph H. Knox,. " 


1,074 00 


Thomas C. Kelley, «■ 


1,080 00 


Augustus Johnston, u 


1,092 00 


L. G. Hutchings, a 


1,095 00 


Silas W. Braley, a 


1,095 00 


William Faunce,. lc 


1,095 00 


Henry Fox, a - 


1,050 00 


Henry A. Walker, li 


1,014 00 


John Studley, a 


1,07 25 


Charles W. Packer,. u 


210 00 


Perez R. Jacobs, " 


180 00 


Emery F. Wright, u 


307 50 


Richard H. Lund, " 


975 00 


James F. Green, " 


975 00 


Samuel T. Yaughan, " 


954 00 


Dennis Cass, u - 


165 00 


George E. Tyler, "■ 


282 00 


Charles Clark, " 


900 00 


William T. Gardner, a 


598 50 


Ephraim W. Freeman, " 


876 00 


Chase P. Goss, " 


180 00 


L. D. Whittier, « 


201 00 


L. P. Young, " 


300 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$37,823 50 





EXPENDITURES. 


23 


Amount brought forward, 


$37,823 50 


Chas. S. Woofindale, services, 


894 00 


Joseph B. Cotton, 


it 


312 00 


Augustus Norton, 


it 


303 00 


Edward Parker, 


it 


111 00 


J. W. Noble, Jr., 


u 


46 50 


John L. Webb, 


it 


34 50 


John Bowen, 


it 


9 00 


Alexander Morley, 


a 


9 00 


N. J. Gould, 


a 


$ 00 


Thurston Boynton, 


a 


9 00 


Henry Cutting, 


ti 


9 00 


Alonzo T. Doe, 


a 


9 00 


Luther A. Shedd, 


a 


6 00 


S. Aldrich, 


li 


6 00 


Ira Hadley, 


u 


3 00 


Samuel L. Harding, 


u 


3 00 


Thomas E. Smith, 


u 


3 00 


E. G. Clark, 


u 


3 00 


John P. Sullivan, 


a 


3 00 


William E. Clayton, 


a 


3 00 


James Mitchell, 


ti 


3 00 


Alexander Stephenson 


a 


3 00 


Charles Burcham, 


a 


26 16 


Abijah Blanchard, 


it 


3 00 


State Nautical .School 


, support of boys, 


385 86 


Reform School, 


a a 


501 54 


Charlestown Gas Co., 


gas, 


271 58 


G. Gilman & Co., gas 


fixtures, 


7 25 


A. B. Bancroft, medical service, 


16 00 


William Mason, " 


a 

^rward, 


8 00 


Amount carried f< 


$,40,833 89 



24 EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought forward, 


$40,833 89 


J. S. Whiting, medical service, 


14 00 


William Read & Son, handcuffs, 


9 00 


A. N. Swallow, sundries, 


7 34 


A. E. Cutter, stationery, 


70 86 


Seth F. Sawyer, meals, 


33 83 


G. A. Coleman, teaming, 


7 00 


L. Emerton, 


1 50 


Maynard Brothers, carriage, 


2 00 


John P. Barnard, " 


30 50 


Dearborn & Co., 


3 00 


John McLoud; tin-ware, 


6 00 


D. Evans & Co., badge buttons, 


62 65 


S. G. Cheever, police belts, 


6 75 


James E. Spear & Co., blouses and Panama hats, 


350 00 


Stowell & Co., lime, 


30 


R. R. Wiley, « 


1 25 


Walter S. Tower, alcohol, 


2 45 


Brintnall & Maynard, blankets, 


25 00 


Boston Ice Co., ice, 


9 00 


Mystic Water Board, water rates, 


20 00 


A. J. Carter, repair of furniture, 


10 00 


H. G. Waldron, painting and glazing, 


12 80 


John Kelley, whitewashing, 


25 00 


W. W. Wheildon, printing, 


26 00 


Caleb Rand, " 


36 00 


W. H. DeCosta, " 


2 00 


C. S. Wason & Co., " 


3 25 


Margaret Sullivan, washing, 


3 75 


Bridget Sheehan, " 


61 36 


Heming Ericson, posting notices, 


2 00 


Erdix T. Swift, disbursements, 


3 55 



Amount expended, $41,682 03 



EXPENDITUEES. 

Amount expended, 

Balance March 1, 1869, $1,041 75 

Amount appropriated, 35,800 00 

Officer's Police Court fees, 1,257 08 

Received for support of truants, 62 05 

Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 



25 

L,682 03 



,160 88 
1,521 15 



REPAIR OP STREETS. 



James Reardon, 


labor, 


A. J, Boynton, 


u 


George A. Brown, 


u 


Robert B. Cochran, 


u 


Frank Norton, 


u 


Edward Grover, 


a 


Cornelius Broderick, 


u 


Patrick Brinnen, 


u 


Patrick Pitzgibbon, 


It 


Terence McManus, 


u 


Lawrence Hewett, 


a 


William Casey, 


a 


Thomas Flaherty, 


a 


William Gilmore, 


u 


Michael Higgins, 


u 


James Carroll, 


a 


Patrick Toomey, 


u 


John Murray, 


a 


Michael Fitzgerald, 


it 



Amount carried forward. 



$785 00 
696 63 
699 75 
706 50 
690 74 
73 12 
706 50 
878 25 
517 00 
509 00 
505 00 
497 00 
480 00 
473 00 
460 00 
406 00 
405 00 
375 00 
361 00 

$10,224 49 



26 


EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought forward, 


$10,224 49 


Thomas Stack, 


labor, 


317 00 


James D wight, 


it 


309 37 


Michael Sullivan, 


tt 


29Q 00 


George W. Woods, 


tt 


258 75 


James Holbrook, 


It 


247 00 


Daniel Flynn, 


it 


453 00 


Patrick Murphy, 


a 


243 00 


John Waters, 


.t 


215 00 


Patrick Lally, 


tt 


212 00 


Patrick Rice, 


tt 


226 00 


James Sullivan, 


it 


187 00 


Daniel Ford, 


tt 


162 00 


Dennis O'Brien, 


it 


150 00 


Wm. H. Dennis, 


it 


182 00 


Cornelius Sullivan, 


u 


122 00 


Jeremiah Calnan, 


it 


111 00 


Dennis Cronin, 


tt 


99 00 


John McDonald, 


a 


92 00 


John Long, 


it 


50 00 


George Farmer, 


u 


52 00 


Charles Miller, 


tt 


54 00 


William B. Robbins, 


tt 


48 00 


Thomas Connorton, 


tt 


44 25 


Patrick Grady, 


u 


30 00 


Cornelius Haven, 


it 


29 00 


Patrick Reardon, 


it 


27 00 


Patrick Reynolds, 


tt 


26 00 


James Sweeney, 


it 


24 00 


Timothy Guiney, 


tt 


19 00 


James Casey, 


tt 

forward, 


18 00 


Amount carried 


$14,521 86 





EXPENDITURES. 


21 


Amount brought forward, 


$14,521,86 


James Kirby, 


labor, 


18 00 


James Carroll, 


tt 


16 00 


John Mellen, 


it 


15 00 


John Bowdoin, 


it 


13 00 


James Wall, 


tt 


10 00 


Peter Sweeney, 


tt 


10 00 


Michael Murphy, 


a 


10 00 


Charles T. Waldron, 


u 


11 00 


John Keppell, 


u 


9 00 


Humphrey Murphy, 


tt 


8 00 


Michael Hughes, 


a 


8 00 


James Crosby, 


it 


8 00 


William Biggart, 


a 


8 00 


Stephen Joyce, 


tt 


2 00 


Richard Finley, 


it 


8 00 


John Stammers, 


a 


8 00 


Timothy Desmond, 


tt 


8 00 


Martin Griffin, 


tt 


8 00 


Daniel Quinlan, 


u 


8 00 


John Coakley, 


u 


8 00 


William Kenney, 


u 


8 00 


Michael Campbell, 


u 


96 00 


William F. Wells, 


a 


88 00 


James Howard, 


a 


83 00 


John H. May, 


a 


70 00 


Thomas Lahey, 


u 


14 00 


Patrick Lordon, 


u 


7 00 


Dennis Nihan, 


tt 


7 00 


William Ford, 


it 


7 00 


Timothy Reardon, 


tt 


6 00 



Amount carried forward, $15,101 86 



Amount brought forward, 


$15,101 86 


Richard Tierney, labor, 


6 00 


Patrick P. Sullivan, 


U 


6 00 


Alexander Mead, 


it 


5 00 


Martin Joyce, 


u 


5 00 


Felix Talbot, 


a 


4 00 


Thomas Linskey, 


tt 


4 00 


S. W. Robbins, 


a 


4 50 


Florence Sullivan, 


u 


1 00 


John Bamrick, teams, 


370 00 


John Donovan, 


a 


3,069 70 


Edmund Keyes, 


u 


2,150 05 


Patrick Cain, 


a 


474 75 


Patrick Nolan, 


u 


67 04 


P. 0. Riordon, ' 


a 


964 18 


James McNulty, 


u 


178 00 


Hugh Kelley, gravel. 


> 


2,488 40 


Robert R. Wiley, " 




627 26 


Richard Nason, grain, 




741 01 


Alvin Storey, hay, 




323 69 


William H. Hood, " 




28 72 


Ham & Cook, " 




85 60 


Barney Sheridan, straw, 




18 77 


Frank Brewster & Co., ] 


iorse-shoeing, 


19 38 


Thomas D. Strand, 


u 


dS 77 


Garland & Priest, 


u 


38 13 


J. G-. Ripley, 


11 


7 50 


James Emery, blacksmithing, 


121 46 


Philip Ham, " 




4 44 


J. B. Burroughs, tending 


; draw, P.. Pt. Bridge, 


76 13 


William Waitt, broom stuff, 


3 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$27,088 34 



EXPENDITURES. 



29 



Amount brought forward, 
Nathaniel Butters, broom stuff, 
P. R. Jacobs, serving notices, 
J. H. Currier, pick handles, 
Lewis Hunt, picks and shovels, 
"William B. Long, shovels, 
David S. Tucker, carpentry, 
Sincene Hutchins, " 
Earl Wyraan, " 

Edwin J. Norris, " 
Jesse U. Jones, , " 
John P. Perkins, " 

Mass. Portable R. R. Co., grading Monument street, 
Turner, Kidney & Co., edge-stone paving, etc., 
John Bryant, repairing carts, 
David L. McGregor, repairing harnesses, 

Charles T. Mullett, « « 

C. L. Lothrop, building cesspool, 
Dennis Kelley, " " 

Hartwell Mayers, " " 

T. F. Hunnewell, cesspool covers, 

G. & E. H. Gifford, iron work, 

Cook, Rymes & Co., " " 

Frederic Lund, oak rails, 

A. E. Cutter, stationery, 

E. J. Clark, painting, 

Bay State Brick Co., bricks, 

Winslow, Stewart, & Co., cement and sand, 

S. H.Fall, « « 

Charles J. Barry, " " 

Franklin Hopkins, lumber, 

S. W. Fuller & Co., " 

Amount carried forward, 



$27,088 34 
15 00 
20 00 
15 00 

25 67 
5 67 

10 58 
70 59 

26 2 4 
7 01 

141 90 

18 00 
3,720 07 

28,375 34 

307 79 

36 94 

57 11 

117 01 

111 82 

46 89 

19 75 
51 95 
49 72 

7 50 

5 31 
101 50 
150 00 

60 71 

11 00 

6 76 
42 92 
31 01 



,755 60 



30 EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought forward, 


$60,755 60 


John W. Brooks & Son, lumber, 


85 72 


Estate Joshua Rich, " 


5 28 


Trickey & Jewett, timber, 


12 98 


Frank A Titus, rubber hose, 


12 10 


William H. De Costa, printing, 


5 25 


F. E. Downer, stable findings, 


3 20 


Thomas Magrath, glazing, 


7 00 


W. S. Robbins, disbursements, 


15 75 


Stephen Perley, blasting, 


23 75 


J. F. & F. L. G-ilman, stone-work, 


216 79 


J. E. Bray, mason work, 


27 50 


L. A. Roby, piles, 


175 00 


George P. Perkins, driving piles, 


210 00 


Philemon Davis, oil, 


3 00 


B. S. Hussey, soap, etc., 


8 35 


Maiden Bridge, city assessment, 


1,500 00 


Charles D. Dunton, sleigh, 


40 00 


Thomas Gaffrey, stove, 


9 93 


Mystic Water Board, water rates, 


10 50 


William Saunders, care of horses, 


5 00 


Timothy Calnan, watering streets, 


3 00 


William Miller, saw filing, 


1 25 


Amount expended, 


$63,136 95 


Assessments abated, 


73 27 


Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 


12,584 56 




$75,794 78 


Amount appropriated, $35,000 00 




" for deficiency, 12,000 00 




Sidewalks, assessments, etc., 12,786 84 






59,786 84 




Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 


$16,007 94 



EXPENDITURES. 



31 



LAYING OUT STREETS. 



Charles Emerson, damages Park street, 




$27 75 


Patrick Sullivan, " 


a 


u 




300 00 


Thomas B. Harris, " 


u 


u 




90 00 


John C. Miller, " 


u 


a 




100 00 


Alson Studley, - " 


Canal 


u 




123 60 


George E. Tyler, " 


Sever 


u 




268 50 


Lucy A. White, " 


Auburn 


a 




300 00 


Southwick heirs, " 


Winthrop 


it 




246 75 


Walter S. Reading, " 


Wesley 


u 




100 00 


John Dunigan, " 


Tufts 


a 




428 37 


Mrs. K. G. Arnold, " 


Common 


u 




51 24 


H. W. Ball, surveyor's services, 






23 85 


Charles B. Stevens, recording deeds, 






5 80 


Perez R. Jacobs, constable 


i's services, 






95 70 


Heming Ericson, posting notices, 






3 00 


L. W. Chamberlin, auction sales, 






65 64 


C. L. Lothrop, masonry, 








77 36 


Dennis Kelley, " 








94 65 


W. W. Wheildon, advertising, 






38 50 


C. S. Wason & Co., " 








12 92 


Wm. H. DeCosta, " 


> 


$66,182 


58 


60 00 


Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 


$2,513 63 


Amount expended, 




2,513 


63 




Betterments abated, 




102 


50 




Debited to Canal st. grading, 


30,000 


00 




" Lincoln " 




3,600 


00 





$102,398 71 

Amount appropriated, $25,000 00 

Betterments assessed, etc., 16,505 66 

41,505 66 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 



',893 05 



32 


EXPENDITURES. 




DRAINS AND SEWERS. 




Henry A. Rice, 


labor, 


$563 50 


S. W. Robbins, 


tt 


669 00 


John Waters, 


it 


442 12 


Patrick Lally, 


tt 


437 61 


James Sweeney, 


u 


372 00 


John H. May, 


u 


372 00 


Patrick Grady, 


it 


370 00 


George Farmer, 


a 


368 00 


Michael Campbell, 


a 


346 00 


Richard Tierney, 


a 


320 00 


Michael Lennon, 


tt 


308 00 


J. Stammers, 


u 


308 00 


Joseph W. Maloon, 


tt 


408 00 


John Keppell, 


a 


285 00 


J. Hazel, 


it 


256 00 


Martin Connolly, 


a 


293 00 


J. Harvey, 


u 


257 00 


John Regan, 


tt 


216 00 


James Carroll, 


a 


181 00 


Michael Downey, 


tt 


177 00 


John Murray, 


it 


198 00 


Patrick O'Neil, 


a 


18.1 00 


Patrick P. Sullivan, 


a 


179 00 


Patrick Jacobs, 


tt 


174 00 


William Ford, 


it 


164 00 


Timothy Reardon, 


it 


156 00 


Michael Pendergast, 


a 


148 00 


Jeremiah Hickey, 


ti 


151 00 


John Cane, 


a 


145 00 


Patrick Reardon, 


tt 


141 00 


Michael McCormick, 


a 


142 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$8,728 23 





EXPENDITURES. 


33 


Amount brought forward, 


$8,728 23 


John McKean, 


labor, 


133 00 


John O'Hearn, 


a 


132 00 


John Rachford, 


it 


128 00 


James Ryan, 


it 


1,119 00 


John Graham, 


It 


114 00 


Dennis Long, 


it 


113 00 


James Barrett, 


a 


115 00 


John Gallagher, 


a 


118 25 


Thomas Lahey, 


it 


107 00 


William Gorman, 


tt 


106 00 


Patrick Hayes, 


tt 


93 00 


Edward Sweeney, 


a 


92 00 


Edward Corbett, 


tt 


89 00 


Manuel Rogers, 


it 


83 00 


Stephen Joyce, 


tt 


85 00 


Jeremiah Lyons, 


tt 


85 00 


Felix Talbot, 


tt 


79 00 


William Kenney, • 


a 


76 00 


Patrick Reynolds, 


tt 


70 00 


Michael 'Sullivan, 


tt 


69 00 


James Tobin, 


tt 


64 00 


Cornelius Sullivan, 


it 


61 00 


George W. Woods, 


tt 


65 00 


Simon Reardon, 


tt 


52 00 


Martin Joyce, 


tt 


54 00 


John Leonard, 


it 


48 00 


Cornelius Murphy, 


it 


44 00 


John Talbot, 


tt 


49 00 


Patrick Carr, 


a 


49 00 


Daniel Crowley, 


it 

forward, 


43 00 


Amount carried 

3 


$12,263 48 



34 



EXPENDITUEES. 



Amount brought forward, 

Peter McCullough, labor, 

John Riley, " 

Preston Lewis, " 

J. Tierney, " 

Timothy Welch, « 

John Tobin, " 

Dennis Cochran, " 

John Quirk, " 

Henry Percell, " 

Daniel Ford, " 

Patrick Ragan, " 

John Kelley, " 

Daniel Mahoney, " 
Bartholomew McDonough" 

Michael Mahar, " 

Cornelius Doyle, " 

Patrick Campbell, " 

James Fairhaven, " 

Daniel Moriarty, " 

James Sullivan, " 

Patrick Welch, " 

Edward Corbett, " 

Maurice Freeman, " 

Michael Gilmore, " 

M. Freeman, " 

Jeremiah Callahan, " 

Patrick Fitzgibbon, " 

Michael Fitzgerald, " 

Lawrence Hewitt, " 

Terence McMannus, " 

Amount carried forward, 



$12,263 


48 


38 


00 


38 


00 


35 


00 


32 


00 


31 


00 


34 


00 


31 


00 


29 


00 


29 


00 


27 


00 


24 


00 


23 


00 


27 


00 


22 


00 


15 


00 


15 


00 


14 00 


13 


00 


12 


00 


11 


00 


11 


00 


10 


00 


9 


00 


10 


00 


9 


00 


8 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 



$12,844 48 



EXPENDITURES. 


35 


Amount brought forward, 


$12,844 48 


M. Claxton, labor, 


3 00 


David Carr, " 


3 00 


Patrick Hyde, " 


2 00 


Peter Sweeney, " 


2 00 


Cornelius Crowley, " 


2 00 


Samuel 0. Little & Co., cement and sand, 


426 25 


Winslow, Stewart & Co., " " 


407 31 


S. H. Fall, « « 


67 09 


Charles J. Barry, " " 


118 94 


Edmund Keyes, " " 


125 50 


Jotham Barry & Co., u " 


488 57 


D. Roby & Co., bricks, 


939 50 


Bay State Brick Co., " 


2,360 00 


R. R. Wiley, masonry, 


90 00 


Bray & Raymond, " 


1,042 50 


John P. Perkins, " 


778 12 


Dennis Kelly, " 


1,709 10 


Joseph E. Bray, " 


4,274 33 


C. L. Lothrop, " 


154 66 


Turner, Kidney & Co., paving, 


609 48 


Lewis Hunt, tools, 


51 56 


G-. & E. H. Gifford, iron work, 


42 01 


Cook, Rymes & Co., " u 


27 25 


Philip Ham, blacksmithing, 


28 47 


Franklin Hopkins, lumber, 


, 69 83 

9 


S. W. Fuller & Co., '< 


37 51 


Jacob Caswell, rammers, 


20 50 


A. E. Cutter, stationery, 


13 23 


John Bryant, cesspool covers, 


62 50 


G-. E. Edmands, oil and lanterns, 


48 12 



Amount carried forward, 



$26,848 81 



36 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
Sincere Hutchins, carpentry, 
Frederic Lund, buckets, 
James McNulty, teaming, 
John Donovan, " 
J. F. & F. L. Gilman, stone work, 
Day & Collins, drain pipe, 
P. R. Jacobs, constable services, 
S. P. Hill & Co., hogshead, 
C. S. Wason & Co., advertising, 
W. W. Wheildon, " 

W. H. DeCosta, " 

Amount appropriated, 
Drain assessments, 

$4^,336 87 
Amount expended, $27,391 49 ' 

Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 15,788. 61 

Assessments abated, 1,496 46 





$26,848 81 




23 68 




15 75 




32 50 




133 00 




187 00 




51 80 




6 00 




1 00 




18 35 




53 00 




20 60 




$27,391 49 


$12,000 00 
3^336 87 





$44,676 56 
Balance, March 1, 1870, $2,660 31 



PURCHASE AND CARE OF TREES. 

Thomas Barrett, trees, 
David S. Tucker, tree guards, 
Kendall Bailey, care of trees, 
Edward Miskelly, labor, 
James Sanborn, " 

Amount carried forward, $451 32 



$90 00 


42 


30 


206 


52 


67 


50 


45 


00 



EXPENDITURES. 



37 



Amount brought forward, 
Patrick Came, loam, 
H. R. Bishop, ladders, 
F. Hopkins, lumber, 
B. E. Gline, nails, etc., 

Amount appropriated, 
Balance, March 1, 1869, 

Amount expended, 
Balance, March 1, 1870, 





$451 32 




6 50 




12 00 




21 88 




5 91 




$497 61 


$200 00 




556 56 




$756 56 




497 60 





$258 95 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Hose Company No. 1, services, etc., 



u 


ti 


it 


2, 


a 


n 


u 


3, 


u 


a 


ft 


4, 



Hook and Ladder Co., 

Steamer Hose, " 

William D. Butts, steamer engineer (late), 

H. S. Whiting, " " " 

Albert C. Smith, " " 

B. Frank Mayo, " " 

Isaac W. Brackett, " fireman, 

John S. Linscott, steamer fireman, 

D. K. Wheelock, " driver, 

Amount carried forward, 



(late), 



$400 00 
400 00 
400 00 
400 00 
600 00 
286 87 
778 50 

70 06 
100 64 

10 00 

900 00 

■7 50 

840 00 

$5,193 57 



38 



EXPENDITURES. 



hose carriages 7 

u a 



Amount brought forward, 
Steamer Hose Company, extra services. 
Mrs I. W. Bracket, washing for steamer officers, 
Mrs. D. K. Wheelock, " " « « 

Charlestown Gas Co., gas, steamer house, 
N. Tufts, jr. & Son, grain, 
E. L. Bruce & Co., hay and straw, 
S. D. Sawin & Co., hay, 
Dr. J. W. Stocking, medicine, 
Joseph Dickson, repairing harnesses, 

Thomas Cunningham, " steamer, 

Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., " " 

William Jeffers & Co., " 

John Louer, " 

J. J. Hillman, " 

Lockwood & Lumb, " 

J. H. Clark, refreshments, 

Bunker Hill Hose Co., " 

Hook and Ladder Co., " 

A. E. Cutter, stationery, 
George W. Hobbs, " 
W. S. & G. 0. Wiley, carriage hire, 

B. S. Hussey, rotten-stone, etc., 
D. Cummings & Co., brooms, etc., 
McLaughlin (estate), brushes, 
Wm. R. Bradford, iron work, 
Cook, Rymes & Co., " " 
James Emery & Co., " " 
A. S. Garland, horse-shoeing, 
Garland & Priest, " " 
G. L. Priest, " " 



5,193 57 

10 00 

37 05 

4 00 

115 81 

162 66 

148 07 

12 07 
8 00 

237 55 

4 50 

66 00 

46 61 

234 32 

2 00 

46 15 

42 65 

40 00 
16 00 

13 41 

4 20 
30 00 

5 00 

41 42 
4 50 

18 50 

6 30 
32 55 
18 64 
30 95 

14 01 



Amount carried forward, 



5,646 49 



EXPENDITUEES. 


3\) 


Amount brought forward, 


$6,646 49 


Philip Ham, blacksmithing, 




7 50 


Caleb Larkin, " 




1 00 


B. H. Simonds, repairing bell rope, 


6 50 


James Boyd & Sons, " 


hose, 


310 34 


Israel P. Magoon, " 


hose house, 


6 85 


T. S. Clogston, - « 


steam-pipe, 


6 48 


John D. Gillespie, " 


hose house, 


10 00 


Charles West, « 


roof, 


10 00 


L. H. Hayward, " 


chucks, 


26 25 


Gamewell & Co., « 


alarm telegraph, 


75 00 


George R. Kelso, furniture, 




50 87 


Childs, Crosby & Lane, carpet, 


56 14 


Thomas S. Johnson, badges, 




36 00 


W. H. "Wilson, fire hats, 




24 50 


F. A. Titus, plumbing, 




8 46 


Alex Campbell, " 




196 11 


Bailey & Gilman, gas fixtures, 


23 00 


G. Gilman & Co., " " 




28 50 


G. S. Bailey, « « 




1 25 


R. R. Wiley, masonry, 




22 75 


John B. Wilson, carpentry, 




61 49 


Nathaniel Shattuck, " 




114 84 


Earl Wyman, '■' 




1 75 


Joseph W. Hill, " 




'l4 05 


J. C. Ham, painting, 




175 00 


McMath & Weston, " 




126 29 


H. G. Waldron, " 




108 74 


William Curry, " 




12 00 


John Gallagher, whitewashing, 


66 00 


Titus & Co., " 




30 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$8,264 15 



40 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 

C. L. Lothrop, whitewashing, 
John McLoud, lanterns, etc., 

D. D. Miller, " 
Brintnall & Osgood, papering, 
J. J. Jenkins, tin, 
Corey & Goodwin, soap, oil, etc., 
Underhill & Bro., axes, 
Washington Hose Co., chairs, 
A. W. Locke & Co., engraving, 
Perkins & Hovey, couplings, 
Jucket & Freeman, castings, 
N. E. Hill, dry goods, 
H. R. Bishop & Co., ladder, 
John Bryant, reservoir covers, 

E. E. Webster, locks and keys, 
George H. Webster, " 
M. G. Crane, " 
J. Barry & Co., fuel, 
R. Nason, " 
Wellington Bros., " 
Edward Grover, labor, 
Winslow, Stewart & Co., fuel, 
S. P. Langmaid, blinds, 
Kent & Gore, cotton waste, 
George Jacobs, stamps, 
Dexter Bros., vitriol, 

Wm. H. Godfrey, services on alarm telegraph, 
Fowler & Bennett, teaming, 
J. B. Cotton, police services, 
George E. Rogers and 79 others, poll tax refunded, 

Amount carried forward, $8,264 15 



$8,264 


15 


18 


00 


139 


21 


36 


75 


54 78 


15 


02 


16 


86 


7 


50 


22 


50 


13 


00 


12 


00 


36 


72 


17 


99 


45 


62 


57 


50 


12 


05 


5 


50 


3 


60 


48 


50 


104 


60 


30 


00 


6 


00 


10 


00 


36 


75 


17 


50 


4 


15 


29 


56 


17 


00 


2 


50 


6 


00 


160 


00 



EXPENDITURES. 41 



Amount brought forward, 
George E. Rogers, disbursements, 
Charlestown Chronicle, printing, 
" Advertiser, " 

Amount expended, 
Deficiency March, 1, 1869, 



Amount appropriated, $10,000 00 

Sale of hand engine, 350 00 

From sundry sources, 206 21 

),556 21 





$8,264 15 




19 12 




13 00 




10 90 




$9,294 33 


$9,294 33 




2,080 71 




$11,375 04 





Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $818 83 



NEW 

James Boyd & Son, hose, 
Amount expended, 
Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 


HOSE. 

$1,137 35 

281 70 


Amount appropriated, 


$1,419 05 
1,100 00 


Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 


$319 05 



1,137 35 



42 



EXPENDITURES. 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 



Gamewell & Co., contractors, 








$8,126 75 


Wm. Blake & Co., bells, 








500 00 


John B. Wilson, carpentry, 








587 99 


George M. Starbird, " 








676 47 


D. S. Tucker, « 








49 40 


E. J. Clark, painting, 








93 99 


McMath & Weston, " 








QG 39 


Gilman & Co., piping, 








16 47 


T. S. Clogston & Co., heating apparatus, 






10 00 


C. S. Wason •& Co., printing, 








20 50 


S. R. Brintnall, disbursements, 








55 45 


Hayden & Crafts, labor on bells, 








205 12 


John Loner, " " " 








51 50 




$10,460 03 


Amount appropriated, 


$15,300 00 




Materials sold, 




133 


90 






$15,433 


90 




Expended, 


10,460 


03 





Balance, March 1st, 1870, 



$4,973 87 



EXPENDITURES. 



43 



SUPPORT OF POOR. 



groceries, 

it 



State of Massachusetts, 
Worcester Hospital, 
Massachusetts General Hospital, 
City of Boston, - 

" Cambridge, 

" Lynn, 

" New Bedford, 
Town of Somerville, 
Benjamin Phipps, 
John Reade, burials, 

E. N. Coburn, " 
John L. Perry, " 
Woodlawn Cemetery, graves, 
Lyman Stickney, 
C. A. Barker, 

F. B. Downer, " 
J. E. Bray, « 
L. R. Bingham, " 
C. W. C. Association, " 
Reed, Sawin & Co., " 
J. W. & A. Roberts, . " 
Brooks & Stover, " 
Mullett & Bradbury, " 
S. P. Hill & Co., " 
Corey & Goodwin, " 
J. W. Roberts & Co., «■ 

G. F. & B. Hurd & Co., « 
L. B. Hathon, « 

Amount carried forward. 



support of paupers, 


$1,036 23 


" insane, 


1,267 40 


al, " paupers, 


80 00 


it tt 


283 24 


U IS 


17 04 


11 u 


76 50 


u a 


79 83 


it u 


6 00 


U It 


36 00 




25 00 




12 00 




70 00 




14 00 


> 


57 00 




104 70 




531 80 




50 00 




63 00 




490 00 




107 00 




329 29 




102 00 




280 11 




229 00 




393 00 




653 88 




904 92 




73 00 



$7,371 94 



44 


EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought 


forward, 


$7,371 94 


Moses B. Hall, 


« 


87 00 


James Rea & Son, 


it 


46 00 


E. B. Burgess, 


it 


157 50 


C. B. Goodrich, 


it 


109 00 


J. G. Holbrook, provisions, 


12 68 


Foster, Weeks & Co., 


it 


94 90 


R. Huntly, 


a 


55 44 


V. M. Dunn, 


u 


115 95 


H. Leonard & Co., 


u 


164 74 


Bradford & Gary, 


a 


520 38 


Robert Todd, 


fuel, 


66 25 


Burns & Goodwin, 


u 


1,395 25 


Jotham, Barry & Co., 


u 


224 50 


A. H. Dix, 


it 


3 45 


S. & G. "Williams, 


a 


14 75 


Charlestown Gas Company," 


46 61 


S. H. Hurd, medical services, 


552 00 


William Mason, 


a tt 


2 00 


J. W. Towne, 


it it 


9 00 


T. J. Stevens, 


a a 


298 50 


W. L. Bond, 


u tt 


7 50 


B. F. Stacy, medicine, 


221 16 


George P. Kettell, 


it 


125 93 


Stowell & Co., 


a 


35 60 


Maynard & Co., coffee, 


17 55 


Hayward & Co., coffee and spices, 


26 28 


C. F. Byam, shoes 


) 


31 24 


N. Martin & Co., " 




105 49 


Brintnall & Maynard, 


dry goods, 


136 32 


Shedd, Chandler & Co 


■» 


42 90 



Amount carried forward, 



$12,097 81 



EXPENDITURES. 


45 


Amount brought forward, 


$12,097 81 


William Murray & Son, dry goods, 


17 00 


Louis Klous, clothing, 


10 00 


0. Reinstein, " 


12 00 


J. W. Rand, hat, 


2 50 


N. Tufts, jr., & Son, grain, 


111 94 


Edward Carnes, Hay, 


75 30 


C. J. Barry, « 


57 49 


Boston Ice Co., ice, 


29 75 


Rand & Byam, soap, 


65 20 


B. W. Gage, crockery, 


23 15 


F. A. Titus, tin-ware, 


1 65 


Mystic Water Board, pipe and water, 


196 79 


Jacob Caswell, blocks, 


3 00 


Robert Bassett, pigs, 


296 70 


Health Department, swill, 


166 75 


L. P. Young, swill, 


55 37 


Earl Wyman, carpentry, 


718 60 


H. G. Waldron, painting, 


15 90 


Rufus Mason & Son, " 


116 91 


S. W. Puller & Co., lumber, 


17 09 


Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work, 


2 00 


Alex. Campbell, plumbing, 


6 70 


Lewis Hunt, hardware, 


8 00 


G. Gibson, repairing stoves, etc., 


48 45 


C. H.Wing, " « " 


23 83 


Jasper Stone, " clocks, 


5 60 


George Avery, roofing, 


39 33 


Carpenter, Woodward, & Co., paints, 


27 65 


W. S. & G. 0, Wiley, horse hire, 


27 50 


John Bamrick, " " 


6 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$14,285 96 



46 EXPENDITUBES. 






Amount brought forward, 






$14,285 96 


Timothy Brinnen, gravel, 






72 72 


Dennis Kelley, masonry, 






349 53 


H. S. Doane & Co., brushes, 






12 00 


L. Emerton, teaming, 






12 10 


E. W. Bean, " 






55 05 


Oliver Dickson, repairing cart, 






14 00 


C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 






11 50 


Caleb Rand, " 






4 50 


A. E. Cutter, stationery, 






20 89 


Town of Wakefield, execution, 






135 77 


Edward Carnes, salary, Superintendent, 




804 36 


" " disbursements, 






124 26 


Overseers of Poor, cash orders drawr 


l on Treasurer, 


1,263 72 




$17,166 36 


Amount appropriated, 


$12,600 00 




" sundry receipts, 


4,983 


50 




Balance, March 1, 1869, 


238 


73 






$17,822 23 




Amount expended 


17,166 


36 




Balance, March 1, 1870, 


$655 


87 





FUEL AND LIGHTING-. 

John S. Locke, Superintendent of Lamps, services, $188 02 

Orison Little, " « " 11 51 

Charles Burcham, " « « 1 66 



Amount carried forward, 



$201 19 



EXPENDITURES. 



47 



Amount brought forward, 
Daniel Conant, lighting and care street lamps, 
J. S. Cunningham, " " " 

J. S. Cunningham, jr., lighting and care street lamps, 

etc., 
R. S. Lufkin, « « 

L. C. Colbert, « « 

D. L. Small, » « 

W. S. Oakman, « " 

John W. Bent, " « 

J. H. McDonald, Jr., « " 

Charlestown Gas Co., gas for street lamps, 

" " gas for city buildings, 

" " alcohol, 

" " repair of lamps, 

B. P. Bowman, lanterns, 
Tufts Bro., lanterns, 
John McLoud, lanterns and repairs, 
F. A. Titus, lanterns and gas fixtures, 
J. Barry & Co., fuel, 
R. Nason, fuel, 
B. S. Hussey, glass, etc., 
J. H. Cass, " 

Reed & Sawin, benzole, ' 
A. N. Swallow, fluid, 
F. G. Williams & Co., oil, * 
John McLoud, benzole, 
J. H. Carr, matches, 
R. Mason & Son, painting, 
H. G. Waldron, « 
Heming Ericson, labor, 

Amount carried forward 



$201 


19 


480 


00 


480 


00 


nps, 




496 


00 


" 480 


00 


451 


07 


" 445 


09 


480 


00 


« 35 


91 


« m 28 


93 


12,753 


01 


639 


73 


66 


87 


220 


08 


138 


16 


121 


50 


103 


55 


57 


57 


184 25 




50 


45 


42 


14 


75 


71 


00 


11 


82 


11 


50 


466 


60 


58 


00 


300 


30 


26 


80 


6 


00 


$18,875 


60 



48 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward , $18,875 60 

Warren Institution for Savings, heating Library 

Hall, 
Bui ns & Goodwin, fuel, 
E. R. Robinson, iron work, 
Lewis Hunt, hardware, 
N. Shattuck, ladder, 
B. E. Gline, repairs of lamps, 
Wm, H. Brown, disbursements, 

Amount expended, 
Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 



Amount appropriated, 

Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $2,800 69 





100 12 




1,371 57 




194 41 




1 50 




30 87 




1 00 




50 




$20,575 57 


$20,575 57 




725 12 




$21,300 69 




18,500 00 





NBW^LAMPS. 



Charlestown Gas Co., new lamps, posts, etc., $528 49 

Expended, $528 49 

Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 340 23 



$868 72 
Appropriated, 700 00 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $168 72 



EXPENDITURES. 



49 



CELEBRATION SEVENTEENTH JUNE. 



Prescott Light Guard, parade, 


$400 00 


Charlestown City Guard, " 


100 00 


" Artillery, " 


100 00 


" Cadets, " 


100 00 


Jackson Guard, " 


100 00 


High School Cadets, " 


50 00 


Hose Company, No. 1, " 


50 00 


it it a 2 " 


50 00 


it a a 3 tt 


50 00 


a a it A . a 


50 00 


Steamer Hose Company, " 


50 00 


Hook & Ladder Company, " 


50 00 


Board of Engineers, " 


70 00 


Antiques and Horribles, " 


300 00 


Edmancl's Band, music, 


162 00 


Brigade " " 


122 00 


Bond's " " 


182 00 


Metropolitan Band, music, 


101 00 


O'Connor's " " 


102 00 


First Light Battery, salute, 


G5 00 


Regatta, prizes, 


415 90 


William Beals, decorations, 


250 00 


American Magnesium Co., illuminating Monument, 


80 50 


George E. Rogers, teaming, 


2 50 


George S. Bailey, lighting band stand, 


8 00 


Charlestown Chronicle, advertising, 


25 75 


" Advertiser, " 


23 00 


Bunker Hill Aurora, " 


15 00 


Amount carried forward, 

4 


$3,074 65 



50 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Nathaniel Shattuck, band stands, 
First Parish Society, chiming bells, 
J. H. Bryant, ringing bell, 

Henry Prentiss, " 

Edward Parker, " 

S. L. Harding, " 

Josiah C. Burbank, " 

Joseph Smith, " 

Edmund Conway, " 

Amount expended, 
Credited from contingencies, 

Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 





$3,074 65 




65 98 




10 00 




2 00 




2 00 




2 00 




2 00 




2 00 




2 00 




2 00 




$3,164 63 


$3,164 63 




3,000 00 





$164 63 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

John H. Holmes, librarian, 

L. C. Knight, asst. " 

S. Edwards, " " 

R. F. Murphy, care, etc., of rooms, 

Warren Inst, for Savings, rent and heating rooms, 

Charlestown Gas Co., gas, 

Timothy T. Sawyer, insurance, 

W. H. DeCosta, advertising, 

Dunbar, Waters & Co., " 

C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 

Haskell & Watson, " 

Amount carried forward, 



$999 


96 


163 


50 


144 


50 


62 


25 


352 


53 


79 


92 


163 


23 


43 


45 


12 


00 


81 


00 


10 


00 



5,112 34 



EXPENDITURES. 


51 


Amount brought forward, 


$2,112 34 


John H. Holmes, books, 


61 90 


Lee & Shepard, " 


623 02 


Little, Brown & Co., " 


72 00 


W. H. Piper & Co., " 


132 12 


Crosby & Damrell, " 


2 75 


Congregational Pub. Society, " 


6 69 


A. Williams & Co., periodicals, 


134 08 


Rand & Avery, catalogues, 


. 9 50 


Seth Goldsmith, binding, 


234 95 


Charles fiersey, " 


183 90 


G. W. B. Taylor, stationery, 


47 50 


A. E. Cutter, « 


118 18 


Thomas Groom & Co., " 


61 50 


T. S. Hudson, stamps, 


32 00 


Lewis Hunt, hardware, 


5 22 


F. A. Titus, gas fitting, 


5 75 


John B. Wilson, carpentry, 


1 75 


H. G. Waldron, painting, 


4 10 


Wm,. B. Moore & Son, sundries, 


11 91 


Brintnall & Maynard, " 


3 00 


Benjamin Locke, expressage, 


43 45 


J. K. Brewer, « 


26 70 


E. S. Pratt, shoe boxes, 


5 35 


C. F. Byam, " 


6 25 


N. Martin & Co., " 


3 00 


D. G. Quirk, " 


7 00 


McLean & Co., " 


23 50 



5,979 41 



52 EXPENDITUEES. 


Amount appropriated, 


$3,500 00 


Balance, March 1, 1869, 


350 98 


Received from catalogues, fines, etc., 


352 93 


" " dog licenses, 


676 26 




$4,880 17 


Amount expended, 


3,979 41 


Balance, March 1, 1870, 


$900 76 


HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 


L. P. Young, removing offal, 




C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 




W. H. DeCosta, 




Caleb Rand, " 




Heming Ericson, posting notices, 




H. G-. Waldron, painting, 




Thomas Connorton, labor, 




Robert Denvir, " 




Samuel Palmer, services, 




John Bamrick, cutting grass, 




Mystic Water Board, water rates, 




Wm. L. Bond, vaccinating, 




G. H. W. Herrick, « 





Amount appropriated, 
Balance, March 1, 1869, 
Received burial fees, 

Expended, 

Balance, March 1, 1870, 





$333 32 




10 50 




20 50 




7 50 




14 50 




44 78 




92 50 




37 50 




1 25 




40 00 




3 75 




10 25 




23 00 




$639 35 


$700 00 




546 44 




16 00 




$1,262 44 




639 35 





$623 09 



EXPENDITURES. 53 



COLLECTION HOUSE OFFAL. 



George Todd, Superintendent, 

Maurice Cochran, " 

Robert Dower, labor, 

Andrew P. Wilson, " 

John Bowdoin, "■ 

Edward Corbett, " 

Charles T. Walden, « 

James Waldron, " 

Edward Grover, " 

Patrick Lee, , " 

Edward Finnerty, " 

Matthew Mullen, " 

James E. Short, " 

Emery Miller, " 

George A. Brown, care of horses, 

A. H. Dix, hay and straw, 

E. L. Bruce & Co., " « 

A. Story, " « 

R. Nason, grain, 

Emerson & Porter, horses, 

Boston Ice Co., " 

William Saunders, veterinary services, 

John B. Wilson, carpentry, 

Earl Wyman, " 

Cooper & Burgess, plumbing, 

Rufus Mason & Son, painting, 

A. E. Cutter, books, 

Cook, Rymes & Co., swill carts, 

Amount carried forward, 



$111 


00 


470 


00 


469 


75 


447 


25 


286 


00 


206 


00 


180 


00 


171 


00 


164 


25 


152 


00 


126 


00 


80 


00 


34 


00 


27 


00 


.56 


07 


11 


64 


138 


14 


131 


63 


302 


65 


1,250 


00 


350 


00 


16 


00 


820 


00 


€4 


82 


2 


40 


28 


00 


2 


60 


1,008 


00 


;7,106 


20 



54 .EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $7,106 20 

L. P. Young, swill box, 20 00 

F. Kasburg, buckets and paddles, 19 50 
Frederic Lund, buckets, 5 00 
Brooks & Stover, buckets and brooms, 4 55 
Cyrus Wakefield, brooms, 1 20 
Ames Plow Co., shovels and forks, 10 70 
Parker, Gannett & Co., shovels and forks, 6 50 
Lewis. Hunt, shovels, 1 37 

G. & B. H. Gifford, tools, 15 38 
Charles T. Mullett, harnesses and horse coverings, 248 43 
J. A. Pearson, horse coverings, 4 80 
Garland & Priest, horse shoeing, 25 62 
Thomas D. Strand, " " 38 12 
Caleb Larkin, blacksmithing, 5 00 
John Pleadwell, " 3 40 

F. A. Titus, plumbing, 43 03 

G. Gibson, zinc and labor, 5 00 
C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 12 00 
Heming Ericson, posting notices, 3 00 
P. O. Riordon, teaming, 5 00 
B. S. Hussey, sponge and soap, 13 78 
W. H. Miller, pungs, 160 00 
Timothy Brinnen, gravel, 24 24 
Wm. B. Long, disbursements, 3 27 



Amount expended, 




$7,785 09 


" appropriated, 


$5,000 00 




" ree'd from sale of offal, 


2,719 61 


7,719 61 







Deficiency, March 1, 1870. $65 48 



EXPENDITURTS. 55 



CONTINGENCIES. 



John B. Wilson, carpentry, 

John Randall, " 

J. W. Hill, " 

Archer & Lund, " 

Nathaniel Shattuck, " 

C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 

Caleb Rand, " 

W. W. Wheildon, " 

W. H. DeCosta, 

W. & E. Howe, " 

Henry Prentiss, ringing bell, 

S. L. Harding, " " 

Edward Parker, " « 

Edward Conway, " " 

Timothy Callahan " " 

J. C. Burbank, •< " 

J. H. Bryant, " " 

Joseph Smith, " " 

John Bryant, return of deaths, 

John L. Perry, " " 

Patrick Denvir, " " 

John Reade, " " 

E. N. Coburn, " « 

Charles Stone, " " 

S. P. Kelley, « « 

Post No. 11, G. A. R., flowers, soldiers' graves, 

J. E. Bray, « " " 

Joseph H. Till, care of flags, 

Amount carried forward, $3,032 52 



$23 


67 


11 


18 


37 


50 


38 


58 


204 


99 


1,000 


80 


. 138 


00 


395 


50 


407 


50 


317 


00 


102 


00 


16 


00 


4 00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


14 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


18 


90 


13 


60 


10 


10 


9 


80 


8 


00 


6 


30 


2 


10 


200 


00 


30 


00 


3 


00 



56 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
Maynard & Bro., carriages 17th June, 
Peter Chevalier, " " 

W. S. & G. 0. Wiley, « " 

John P. Barnard, " " 

Company A, 5th Reg't, allowance for gas, 

u J) n » u 

it h^ it u tt 

" G, 9th Reg't, " " 

" C, 1st Battalion Cavalry, " • 
Alex. Campbell, rent City Clerk's Office, 
W. H. DeCosta, rent Overseers Poor Office, 
Barney Hull, rent Union Hall, 
Trinity M. E. Church, rent Mission Hall, 
Bunker Hill Encampment, rent Mishawum Hall, 
Lawrence, Wilde & Hull, furniture, Mayor's room, 
George W. Ware & Co., " " 

George R. Kelso, " City Hall, 

P. R. Jacobs, constable services, 
W. T. Gardner, " " 

Abijah Blanchard, " " 

L. W. Chamberlin, auctioneer services, 
A. N. Swallow, brooms, etc., 
D. Cummings & Co., brushes, 
Richard Nason, fuel, 

A. B. Shedd, services in Treasurer's office, 
A. B. Shedd, revenue stamps, 
R. A. White, " " 

Post Office, postage and stamps, 
William Page & Co., cotton waste, 
G. A. Coleman, teaming, 

Amount carried forward, $4,392 03 



13,032 


52 


20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


140 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


87 


50 


30 


00 


60 


00 


60 


00 


121 


50 


75 


00 


12 


00 


106 


58 


135 


45 


24 


00 


14 


50 


26 


06 


5 


88 


30 


99 


10 


80 


150 


00 


1 


00 


10 


00 


67 


50 


3 


75 


2 


00 



EXPENDITURES. 57 

Amount brought forward, 
J. W. Noble, teaming, 
E, W. Bean, " 

L. Emerton, " 

Pierce & Starbird, " 
J. K. Brewer, " 

A. E. Cutter, stationery, 
Clerk of Courts, copies for Solicitor, 
George B. Reed, statutes and law reports, 
Davenport & Co., Boston Directory, 

" " Charlestown Directory, 

S. V. Collins, book for Treasurer, 
Boston Journal, advertising, 
Boston Advertiser, subscription six months, 
Bank Note Reporter, subscription one year, 
Maynard & Noyes, ink, 
A. Ward & Co., envelopes, 
Bridget Shehan, washing, 
Catharine Peterson, " 
Henry W. Homer, upholstering, 
W. H. Smith, brand, 

C. P. Brooks, whitewashing and storage, 
S. A. Rogers, labor and storage, 
Patrick Kasburg, buckets, 
Thomas E. Smith, care heating apparatus, 

D. A. Sanborn, maps of City, 
Heming Ericson, posting notices, 

E. & A. H. Beal, use of safe, 
J. H. Willard, damage by tree, 
J. A. McDonald, " horse and carriage, 
John Resterick, " by fall on ice, 

Amount carried forward, $5,945 60 



£4,392 


03 


54 


25 


10 


00 


3 


50 


7 


50 


2 


55 


316 


54 


19 


00 


146 


75 


4 


00 


22 


50 


23 


50 


10 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


2 


25 


5 


00 


37 


21 


42 


12 


97 


50 


8 


80 


113 


00 


31 


70 


30 


07 


85 


33 


50 


00 


11 


50 


50 


00 


35 


00 


25 


00 


300 


00 



58 ' EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
Alexander Campbell, tins for documents, 
B, S. Hussey, sponge, etc., 
Daniel Williams, disbursements, 
S. L. Harding, " 

G. B. Rogers, '« 

L. E. Pearson, " 

J. H. Cotton, " 

S. P. White, " 

Alonzo Porter, numbers for houses, 
J. B. Maynard, numbering houses, 
James W. Simpson, tax sales, 

F. V. B. Kern, services on taxes, 
R. F. Murphy, " " 
L. W. Chamberlin, » " 
L. H. Bigelow, " with assessors, 
R. F. Murphy, care of Library Hall, 
Henry W. Bragg, expenses in suits, 
J. W. Black, photograph of City Hall, 
Brintnall and Maynard, cloth, City Engineer, 
Russell & Fitch, removing night soil, 
Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work, 

G. & E. H. Gifford, " " 

F. A. Titus, plumbing, 

Pierce, Brown & Co., use of chairs 1 7th June, 
Charles Burcham, constable services, 
H. G. Waldron, painting, 
R. Mason & Son, " 
E. J. Clark, « 

J. Junio, keys, 

G. Gillman & Co., gas fitting, 

Amount carried forward, $7,270 46 



$5,945 


60 


15 


00 


2 


00 


1 


50 


10 


50 


2 


96 


3 


25 


5 


75 


4 


50 


19 


20 


2 


00 


5 


21 


173 


19 


18 


00 


5 


00 


204 00 


204 


00 


109 


68 


4 


50 


30 


90 


70 


00 


7 


34 


46 


00 


31 


55 


12 


00 


12 


50 


41 


56 


5 


05 


203 


75 


10 


25 


63 


72 



EXPENDITUEES. 59 

Amount brought forward, $7,270 46 

George S. Bailey, gas fitting, 9 25 

Rand & Byam, soap, 9 43 

B. F. Brown, insurance, 4 50 

Lewis Hunt, hardware, 3 38 

J. H. Hathorne, coaches to Point Shirley, 60 00 

O. A. Taft, City Dinner « " 681 50 

Town of Maiden, tax, 1869, 29 44 

E. J. Norris, street signs, 22 59 
Mystic Water Board, water rates, 45 33 
Boston Ice Company, ice, 42 00 
Brintnall & Osgood, shades and paper hangings, 78 53 
Timothy Calnan, watering City Square, 157 50 
James Walker, suppers for Ward Officers, 238 30 
Jordan Williams, labor, 25 00 
William Casey, " 12 00 

F. E. Downer, oil, 15 68 
Charles B. Stevens, recording deeds, 12 40 
Cooper & Burgess, repairing stove, 8 00 
Fire Department, lantern, 3 25 
T. E. Ames (City Engineer), per order C. C, 600 00 
Enoch K. Morse, moving safe, 25 00 
Jasper Stone, care of clocks, 146 00 
B. Bradley & Co., clock, 45 00 
Harvard Church, subscription to clock, 300 00 
M. Carpenter, thermometers, 10 00 
R. Sullivan, chair cushions, 13 50 
Fairbanks & Brown, measures for City Sealer, 50 00 
S. A. Rogers, rent of office " " " 20 00 
Thomas H. Hall, Messenger Common Council, 100 00 

Amount carried forward, $10,038 04 



60 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
J. S. Daggett, microscopes, 
W. S. Tower, gum, 


$10,042 44 
4,669 47 
1,421 85 
3,000 00 

$11,500 00 
2,109 47 


$10,038 04 

4 00 

40 


Amount expended, 

Amount expended, 
Deficiency March 1, 1869, 
Debited to soup kitchen, 

" to celebration 17th June, 


$10,042 44 


Amount appropriated, 
Sundry receipts, * 


$19,133 76 
$13,609 47 







Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 



$5,524 29 



PUBLIC BATHS. 



Joseph B. Hutchins, officer at bathing place, 

John Randall, « " " 

Lorenzo Gary, " " " 

F. Hopkins, lumber, 

J. W. Brooks & Son, " 

E. J. Clark, painting, 

H. L. Brackett, « 

C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 

W. W. Wheildon, 

Gr. A. Coleman, teaming, 

Amount carried forward, 



$294 


00 


295 


50 


291 


00 


36 


64 


34 


09 


5 


25 


311 


95 


10 


75 


6 


00 


1 


00 



$1,286 18 



EXPENDITURES. 



61 



Amount brought forward, 
James Scutty, moving floating bath, 
F. A. Titus, gas fixtures, 
Catharine Dunn, washing, 
Boston Ice Co., ice, 
Richard Nason, nails, 
Win B. Long, disbursements, 



;l,286 18 
10 00 
27 25 
67 25 

8 00 
45 14 

3 02 







$1,446 84 


Amount expended, 


$1,446 84 




Deficiency, March 1, 1869, 


127 87 








$1,574 71 


Amount appropriated, 


$1,200 00 




Sundry receipts, 


27 00 


$1,227 00 







Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 



$347 71 



REPAIRS OF CITY PROPERTY, 



Sincere Hutchins, carpentry, 

W. H. Jones, " 

John Randall, " 

John B. Wilson, " 

Nathaniel Shattuck, " 

David S. Tucker, " 

Joseph W. Hill, " 
B. F. Fish, painting, 

Amount carried forward, 



$33 00 


3 


00 


473 


14 


261 


07 


65 


04 


75 


55 


6 


93 


50 


00 



$967 73 



b^ EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought forward, 


$967 73 


Thomas Magrath, painting, 


146 88 


Joseph Ackerman, " 


60 00 


E. J. Clark, 


107 00 


H. G Waldron, « 


17 77 


C. L. Lothrop, masonry, 


163 68 


R. R. Wiley, " 


242 93 


Bray & Raymond, " 


151 65 


F. A. Titus, plumbing, 


27 13 


Alex Campbell, " 


4 50 


Griffin & Moran, " 


74 55 


John W. Brooks & Son, lumber, 


310 50 


Lewis Hunt, hardware, 


9 11 


Brooks & Stover, nails. 


7 00 


Richard Nason, " 


12 27 


L. B. Tupper, iron grates, 


72 22 


Prescott, Ring & Co., iron pipe, 


33 69 


Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work, 


14 38 


John Louer, " " 


23 88 


E. R. Robinson, « « 


3 50 


Sewall, Day & Co., cordage, 


14 40 


Hunneman & Co , copper ball, 


47 00 


H. Riley & Son, slating, 


7 95 


C. S. Parker & Son, roofing, 


96 79 


Cyrus Wakefield, matting, 


5 50 


John T. Hoyt, whitewashing, 


14 00 


Edward 0. Webster, lock & keys, 


12 75 


G-. Gilman & Co., gas fitting, 


89 41 


Thomas E. Smith, steam piping, 


23 45 


Joseph H. Till, labor, 


75 00 



Amount carried forward, $2,836 62 



EXPENDITURES. 



63 



Amount brought forward, 






$2,836 62 


John Bowdoin, labor, 






15 00 


S. A. Rogers, " 






11 50 


Wm. B. Long, disbursements, 






3 25 




2,886 37 


Amount appropriated, 


$2,500 00 




Balance, March 1,1869, 


1,112 


23 






$3,612 


23 




Amount expended, 


2,866 


37 




Balance, March 1, 1870, 


$745 


86 




SOUP HOUSE. 






Edward Miskellj, cook, 






$156 00 


Wm. D. Bailey, " 






156 00 


B. & M. Foundry 'Company, boiler, 






32 78 


Richard Nason, fuel, 






52 65 


Cooper & Burgess, sundries, 






66 32 


H. P. Dunnels, meat, 






232 10 


Henry Cutter, fish, 






56 08 


F. E. Downer, groceries, 






127 66 


Thomas Parker, bread, 






58 60 


Charles B. Goodrich, " 






56 04 


Orin Gilmore, " 






50 56 


E. B. Stetson, " 






70 80 


J. H. Willard, » 






51 00 


D. L. & J. C. Bean, " 






44 80 


Caleb Drew, milk, 






9 92 


R. R. Wiley, masonry, 






14 75 



Amount carried forward, 



$1,236 06 



64 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 




$1,236 06 


John B. Wilson, carpentry, 




17 94 


C. P. Brooks, rent of soup house, 




50 00 


C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 




14 00 


W. H. DeCosta, " 




3 85 


J. W. Noble, teaming, 




1 00 


George A. Winslow, 




99 00 




$1,421 85 


Credited from Contingencies 


$1,421 85 




Expended, 


1,421 85 




TAXES REFUNDED. 




Loud Bro. & Co., execution, 




$623 75 


Amount appropriated, 


$500 00 




Balance, March 1, 1869, 


1,102 33 






$1,602 33 




Expended, 


623' 75 




Balance, March 1, 1870, 


$978 58 





ARMORY RENTS. 



Co. C, 1st Battalion Cavalry, rent, 
P. O'Riordon, Jackson Guard, 
Charles Haynes, " 

John B. Clapp & Son, " 

Received from State, 
Amount expended, 



$800 00 

287 50 

Artillery Co., 187 50 

" " 62 50 



51,550 00 
1,337 50 



$1,337 50 



ans. to Contingencies, 



12 50 



EXPENDITURES. 65 



MILITIA BOUNTY. 




Co. A, 5th Regiment Infantry, 


$1,081 64 


u J) u u u 


769 98 


u pi" << a u 


866 16 


« G, 9 th <« 


782 94 


11 C, 1st Battalion Cavalry, 


4,215 50 



Expended, and reimbursed by the State, $7,716 22 



MILITIA UNIFORM. 



Co. A., 5th Regiment Infantry, $1,220 GO 

" D, " " " 1,000 00 

" H, " " " 1,000 00 

" G, " " " 960 00 

" C, 1st Battalion Cavalry, 2,000 00 



Expended, and reimbursed by the State, $6,180 00 



REBUILDING CITY HALL. 

John B. Wilson, carpentry, $20,491 58 

Nathaniel Shattuck, « 670 25 

Washburn & Son, architects, 2,050 00 

Thomas Magrath, painting, 468 69 



Amount carried forward, $23,680 52 

5 ' 



66 EXPENDITUEES. 

Amount brought forward, $23,680 52 

H. G. Waldron, painting, 56 48 

Bailey & Gilman, gas fixtures, 400 50 

George S. Bailey, " 9 25 

Russell & Burke, gas governor, 125 00 

Griffin Gibson, plumbing, 12 81 

Prescott, Ring & Co., steam piping, 131 96 

Clogston & Co., steam pipe screens, 92 85 

Thomas Cunningham, steam heating apparatus, 2,891 92 

Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work, • 656 29 

Lewis Hunt, hardware, 1 78 

Enoch R. Morse, safes, 854 00 

George R. Kelso, furniture, 214 96 

il " « Police Court, 334 16 

Lawrence, Wilde & Co., furniture, 2,974 14 

Wm. B. Moore & Son, " 58 79 

Pierce, Brown & Co., " 90 00 

Philander Derby, " 115 00 

R. Sullivan, « 15 75 

Trustees Public Library, " 200 00 

Brintnall & Osgood, window fixtures, 78 75 

Brintnall & Le Ferre, window elevators, 200 00 

Morss & Whyte, window screens, 80 00 

T. S. G, Robinson, looking glass, 8 .00 

Joseph Ward & Son, restoring City paintings, 304 50 

Childs, Crosby & Lane, carpeting, 2,163 50 

Cyrus Wakefield, matting, 367 36 

Jasper Stone, clock, 60 15 

Richard Power & Son, marble work, 1,024 75 

Bowker, Torrey & Co., « 5 5Q 

Jotham Barry & Co., fuel, 576 00 

Amount carried forward, $37,784 73 



EXPENDITURES. 67 



Amount brought forward, 
A. E. Cutter, inkstands, 
A. W. Hall, door plate, 
Shedd, Chandler & Co., cambric, 
H. W. Homer, repairing furniture, 
William Patterson, plan case, City Engineer, 
Seth W. Fuller, bell hanging, 
Barker & Prince, labor on flag staff, 
M. Carpenter, sundries, 

Expended prior to March 1, 1869, $74,077 08 
Expended since March 1, 1870, 38,508 24 



$37,784 73 


85 


22 


7 


50 


9 


10 


12 


14 


83 


00 


508 


27 


17 


28 


1 


00 



,508 24 



Total cost, $112,585 32 

Amount appropriated, 100,000 00 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $12,585 32 



STEAM HEATING, BUNKER HILL SCHOOL. 

G. W. Walker & Co., contract, $6,500 00 

Amount appropriated, $6,500 00 



INCOME JACOB FOSS' FLAG FUND. 
J. N. Devereaux, flags, $120 00 



68 EXPENDITUEEB. 



REPAIR OF OLD BURIAL GROUND. 



Hartwell Mayers, masonry, 






$1,110 70 


R. R. Wiley, " 






441 25 


Sincere Hutchins, carpentry, 






729 75 


James Emery, iron "work, 






5 00 


Cook, Rymes & Co., " 






29 00 


Levi Goodnow, labor and teaming, 






25 88 




$2,341 58 


Amount appropriated, 


$2,500 00 




" expended, 


2,341 


58 






$158 42 





BOW STREET WIDENING. 

J. S. Whiting, damages, $6,554 00 

Sarah J. McLaughlin, " 138 00 

Isaac S. Foster, « 320 40 

Sarah J. McLaughlin, repairing house, 310 00 

L. W. Chamberlin, auctioneer services, 20 65 

W. H. DeCosta, advertising, 5 50 



Amount expended, $7,348 55 

Betterments abated, 373 50 



$7,722 05 
Betterments credited, 2,207 00 



r,348 55 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $5,515 05 



EXPENDITURES. 



69 



WARREN STREET WIDENING. 



Boylston heirs, damages, 
Thomas B. Harris, " 
Ann Brown, " 

Peter Holmes, " 

F. A. Titus, « . 

Lucretia Abbott, " 
Tyler heirs, * „ " 

Andrew Byrnes, " 
Augustus Shepard, " 
Joseph Junio, " 

J. G-. Sanborn, " 

A. H. Silvyra, " 

Bailey Bros., " 

S. P. Hill & Co., " 

C. W. C. Association, " 
R. R. Wiley, masonry, 

D. S. Tucker, carpentry, 
Amos Brown, " 

S. & D. Richards, moving house, 

Hugh Kelley, teaming, 

John Donovan, " 

A. J. Carter, moving furniture, 

J. W. Wilson, « " 

Dennis O'Brien, labor, 

J. W, Simpson, auctioneer services, 

L. W. Chamberlin, " « 

C. S. Wason & Co., advertising, 

Amount carried forward, 



^8,330 


00 


4,364 00 


6,724 00 


1,387 


50 


1,845 


00 


1,112 


00 


721 


50 


318 


00 


800 


00 


600 00 


300 00 


25 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


50 


00 


252 


44 


624 


16 


300 


00 


15 


00 


43 


20 


28 


00 


8 


00 


4 00 


51 


00 


20 


28 


15 


00 


1 


70 



$28,139 78 



70 EXPENDITUE 

Amount brought forward, 
Heming Ericson, posting bills, 
Russell & Fitch, removing night soil, 


ES. 

$28,154 78 
17,225 40 


$28,139 78 

3 00 

12 00 


Expended, 

Credited by betterments, 


$28,154 78 


Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 


$10,929 


38 





DECATUR STREET WIDENING. 



Asa Lenox, estate surrendered, 

Joseph Burnett, " " 

Timothy Brinneu, " " 

Hannah Lanagan, damages, 

William Cleary, " 

Edward J. Kelley, " 

Patrick J. Neary, " 

Dennis Kelley, masonry, 

Bray & Raymond, " 

John Cass, carpentry, 

S. & D. Richards, moving buildings, 

John W. Burbeck, painting, 

J. Ackerman, " 

Griffin & Moran, plumbing, 

Mystic Water Board, water fixtures., 

Edwards & Co., drain pipe, 

George Mitchell, plastering, 

Brintnall & Osgood, papering, 



$1,841 88 

1,529 16 

3,551 33 

252 00 

274 80 

3,900 00 

2,200 00 

84 00 

849 75 

1,413 88 

26 00 

229- 67 

50 00 

58 61 

10 75 

50 63 

108 00 

34 91 



Amount carried forward, 



$16,465 37 



EXPENDITURES. 



71 



Amount brought forward, $16,465 37 

L. V. Cobb, papering, 7 12 

John Donovan, teaming, 54 20 

Hugh Kelly, " 46 40 

John Dunigan, dirt, 15 00 

Michael Fitzgerald, labor, 49 00 

William Gilmore,.. " 52 00 

James W. Simpson, auctioneer services, 31 33 

Joseph H. Hart, '« " 87 20 

Wni. H. DeCosta, printing, 19 37 

C. S. Wason & Co., « 9 25 

$16,836 24 

Amount expended, $16,836 24 
Received for betterments, estates 

sold, &c, 12,087 85 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 



4,748 39 



AUBURN STREET LOT. 

Thomas Doane, measuring for excavation, 

T. & J. Doane, estimate of earth removed, 

Patrick Cain, grading lot, 

W. H. DeCosta, printing, 

L. W. Chamberlin, auctioneer services, 



Received from sale of lot, 
Expended, 

Trans, to City Property Acct., 



on, 


$37 55 


ved, 


32 50 




776 34 




14 00 




53 86 




$914 25 


13,327 75 




914 25 





5,413 50 



72 



EXPENDITURES. 



CANAL STREET GRADING. 



Patrick Nolan, earth, 

R. R. Wiley, " 

John Donovan, " 

Patrick Cain, ." 

Hugh Kelley, " 

Dennis Crimmins, " 

Patrick Kenuey, " 

P. O'Riordon, 

T. Donovan, u 

Timothy Calnane, " 

James McNulty, " 

Richard Coleman, " 

Timothy Wholly, " 

John Doyle, " 

Patrick Ryan, " 

Wm. Quigley, " 

John F. Townsend, u 

Edmund Keyes, " 

John Bamrick, " 

J. H. Lombard, " 

Daniel Manley, " 

Michael Calnan, " 

David Scannell, ' ! 

Pruden & Simpson, measuring teama, 

Daniel Flynn, labor, 

Michael Lane, " 

Jeremiah Cullinane," 



$7 80 

863 55 

1,216 25 

197 30 

3,536 10 

66 45 

747 70 

829 00 

51 60 
362 50 
452 75 
430 10 
330 75 
165 00 

91 00 

83 25 
128 75 
260 25 
450 00 
115 25 

28 50 
9 75 

13 75 
5 00 

52 00 
69 30 
45 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$10,608 65 



EXPENDITURES. 73 

Amount brought forward, $10,608 65 

John Murray, labor, 30 00 

Simonds & Lord, earth, 20 70 



$10,659 35 



Credited from Laying out Streets, $30,000 00 
Expended, to March 1, 1870, 10,659 35 



Balance, unexpended, $19,340 65 



WALNUT STREET GRADING. 

Patrick Cain, grading, $424 13 

Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $424 13 



SULLIVAN SQUARE GRADING. 
Turner, Kidney & Co., grading, $3,500 00 



Expended, $3,500 00 
Deficiency, March 1, 1870; 253 19 




3,753 19 
Amount appropriated, 3,500 00 




$253 19 








CHELSEA BRIDGE REPAIRS. 

Daniel S. Tjawrence, labor, 
A. Bowlby, « 
Hall Bros., lumber, 


$268 25 
268 25 
444 31 



Amount carried forward, $980 81 



74 EXPENDITURES. 

Amoont brought forward, 
Franklin Hopkins, lumber, 
Lewis Hunt, hardware, 
Salem Turnpike Co., trucks, tools, etc., 

Amount expended, $1,205 95 



$980 


81 


63 


74 


11 


40 


150 


00 



SALEM TURNPIKE AND CHELSEA BRIDGE. 

Maiden Bridge Propr's, decree Sup. Jud. Court, $2,275 95 

Salem Turnpike Co., execution, 4,855 89 

T. & J. Doane, services as engineer, 281 00 

W. W. Wheildon « 100 00 



$7,512 84 



Amount expended, $7,512 84 

" appropriated, 7,098 07 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $414 77 



USE OP HYDRANTS. 

Mystic Water Board, use of hydrants, $3,600 

Amount appropriated, $3,600 00 



WATER WORKS. 

Paid on Construction account, $33,064 03 

" Maintenance " . 34,604 06 



WATER BONDS INTEREST. 
Paid Interest on Water Loan Bonds, $57,130 00 



EXPENDITURES. 75 

NOTES PAYABLE. 

Bunker Hill National Bank, $87,000 00 

Monument " " 15,000 00 

Massachusetts " " 30,000 00 

Merchants " " of Boston, 40,000 00 

Warren Inst, for Savings, 40,000 00 

Faneuil Hall National Bank, 100,000 00 

Ann F. Damon, 59,000 00 

Edward Whitney, . 20,000 00 

S. G. Phipps, $8,100 00 

Hannah Calder, 8,000 00 

J. W. Roberts & Co., 6,000 00 

Jonathan Stone, 500 00 

Note to order of Treasurer, 51,200 00 



$464,800 00 



INTEREST ACCOUNT. 

Faneuil Hall National Bank, 
Massachusetts " " 

Merchants " " 

Bunker Hill " " 

Monument " " 

Warren Institution for Savings, 
Provident " u " 

N. E. Mutual Life Ins. Co., 
Winchester Home Corporation, 
Trustees Poor Fund, 
Peirce Fuel Fund, 

Amount carried forward, $27,502 42 



$3,721 


67 


868 


33 


478 


34 


2,533 


61 


850 


00 


9,397 


22 


1,000 


00 


7,000 


00 


537 


00 


1,031 


25 


90 


00 



76 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Trustees of Schools, 
D. B. Weston, Guardian, 
H. M. & F. M. Wingate, 
Edward Whitney, 
Ann F. Damon, 
Jonathan Stone, 
J. W. Roberts & Co., 
Hannah Calder, 
S. G. Phipps, 

Brokerage and Government Tax, 
Interest on County Tax, 
Order of Treasurer, 
City Bonds Interest, 

Deficiency, March 1st, 1869, 
Amount expended, 

Amount appropriated, $40,000 00 
Interest received, 10,246 02 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, 





$27,502 42 




336 00 




81 00 




90 00 




595 00 




1,635 87 




8 75 




33 83 




335 21 




286 71 




1,554 17 




699 42 




35 00 




22,606 25 


$28,456 61 


$55,799 63 


55,799 63 




$84,256 24 




50,246 02 




$34,010 22 





A. BABCOCK'S LEGACY. 

Deposited, per order of City Council, with Charles- 
town Five cent savings Bank, to be added to 
principal of said Legacy, that the same may 
stand as named by the testator, viz. $3000, the 
Government tax having been deducted there- 
from, 



$150 00 



EXPENDITURES. 77 



JACOB FOSS' BEQUESTS. 

Deposited, per order of City Council, with Warren 
institute for Savings, to be added to the princi- 
pal of said Bequests, that same may stand as 
named by the testator, viz., $4,000, — the 
Government tax having been deducted there- 
from, $240 00 



STATE AID. 

Amount paid to Volunteers and families, $17,881 45 



COUNTY TREASURER. 

County tax for 1868, a<i^t / fro>J . 35,852 67 

STATE TREASURER. 
State tax for 1869, 46,200 00 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Taxes of 1868, abated, 15,840 64 

Taxes of 1869, abated, 9,600 24 



Amount abated, $25,440 88 

Trans, from unappropriated taxes, 7,243 65 



$25,440 88 



Deficiency, March 1, 1870, $18,597 23 



78 



EXPENDITURES. 



DEBTS OF THE CITY 7 



February 28, 1870. 



TO TTHOM DUE. 


DATE, 


TIME. 


INTEREST. 


AMOUNT. 


TruBtees of Schools, 


May 1,1837 


Permanent, 


6 per ct. 


$600 00 




" " . 


" 22, 1848 


" 


6 " 


5,000 00 




Provident Inst. Savings, 


Jan. 29, 1853 


20 years, 


5 


• 20,000 00 




Warren Inst, for Savings, 


Sept. 1, 1857 


" 


6 " 


25,000 00 




Pierce Fuel Fund, 


" 20, 1860 


Permanent, 


6 " 


1,500 00 




Warren Inst, for Savings, 


Oct. 1, 1864 


8 years, 


6 " 


25,000 00 




N. Bng. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 


Jan. 1, 1868 


3 " 


7 " 


50,000 00 




« tt u 


" 1, 1868 


3 " 


7 " 


20,000 00 




D. B. Weston, Guardian, 


Feb. 26, 1S68 


Demand, 


6 " 


900 00 




Trustees of Poor Fund, 


April 1, 1868 


Permanent, 


6 " 


17,187 50 




H. M. & F. M. Wingate, 


Sept. 7, 1868 


2 years, 


6 " 


1,500 00 




Winchester Home Corp. 


Nov. 1,1868 


Demand, 


6 " 


7,200 00 




N. Eng. Mut. Life Ins. Co. 


Jan. 2, 1869 


3 years, 


7 


30,000 00 




Winchester Home Corp. 


July 13, 1869 


Demand, 


7 " 


3,000 00 




Warren Inst, for Savings, 


Aug. 2, 1869 


1 year, 


7 " 


150,000 00 




G. W. Warren, 


Sept.20, 1869 


(< 


7 " 


4,125 00 


$361,012 50 






City Loan Bonds, 


Jan. 1,1853 


20 years, 


5 per ct. 


20,000 00 








Oct. 1, 1862 


20 " 


5 " 


20,000 00 








" 1, 1862 


15 " 


5 " 


110,000 00 








" 1, 1863 


20 " 


5 " 


38,000 00 








" 1, 1866 


10 " 


5 " 


1,000 00 








April 1, 1868 


20 " 


6 " 


100,000 00 








Jan. 1,1869 


20 " 


6 " 


95,500 00 








July 1,1869 


20 " 


6 " 


44,500 00 








Jan. 1,1870 


20 " 


6 " 


26,000 00 














455,000 00 


Water Loan Bonds, 


Oct. 1, 1862 


20 years, 


5 per ct. 


100,000 00 




' " 


" 1, 1863 


20 " 


5 " 


202,000 00 






' " 


" 1, 1863 


30 " 


5 " 


6,000 00 






< « 


April 1, 1864 


30 " 


5 " 


102,000 00 






( ti 


Oct. 1, 1864 


10 " 


6 " 


81,000 00 






( « 


" 1, 1864 


8 " 


6 " 


92,000 00 






< " 


April 1, 1865 


20 " 


6 '■ 


1,000 00 






' " 


" 1, 1865 


10 " 


6 " 


7,000 00 






< it 


Oct. 1, 1865 


10 " 


6 " 


59,000 00 






t ti 


April 1, 1866 


20 " 


6 " 


35,000 00 






< i< 


" 1, 1866 


10 " 


6 " 


130,000 00 






< tt 


Oct. 1, 1866 


20 " 


6 " 


60,000 09 






' " 


" 1, 1866 


15 " 


6 " 


26,000 00 






< tt 


" 1, 1866 


10 " 


6 " 


57,000 00 






( t< 


April 1, 1867 


10 " 


6 " 


11,000 00 






i it 


Oct. 1, 1867 


20 " 


6 " 


50,000 00 






( tt 


April 1, 1868 


20 " 


6 " 


3,000 00 














$1,022,000 00 






$1,838,012 50 



VALUATION OF CITY PROPERTY. 



79 



VALUATION, TAXATION, &C, FROM 1847 TO 1869. 



Real Estate. 



1847. 

1848. 

1849. 

1850. 

1851. 

1852. 

1853. 

1854. 

1855. 

1856. 

1857 . 

1858. 

1859. 

1860. 

1861. 

1862. 

1863. 

1864. 

1865 , 

1866 

1867, 

1868, 

1869 



$6,018,690 
6,363,745 
6,583,000 
6,783,050 
7,259,400 
7,546,500 
7,723,900 
10,010,800 
10,464,800 
11,135,700 
11,678,400 
12,070,000 
12,315,200 
12,518,200 
12,405,400 
12,692,800 
12,057,200 
13,233,800 
13,280,600 
13,619,750 
16,883,200 
17,441,500 
17,908,500 



Personal 
Estate. 



$2,396,455 
2,376,440 
2,238,100 
2,064,650 
1,943,300 
2,070,900 
2,381,900 
3,198,800 
2,895,500 
3,026,700 
3,057,600 
3,024,600 
3,008,100 
3,181,600 
3,003,100 
3,506,350 
5,712,000 
3,892,100 
4,022,400 
4,577,150 
6,503,200 
7,282,100 
7,760,000 



Total. 



$8,415,145 
. 8,740,185 
8,821,100 
8,847,700 
9,202,700 
9,617,400 
10,105,800 
13,209,600 
13,360,300 
14,162,400 
14,736,000 
15,094,600 
15,323,300 
15,699,800 
15,408,500 
16,199,150 
18,669.200 
17,125,900 
17,303,000 
18,196,900 
23,386,400 
24,723,600 
25,668,500 



Amount 
Taxed. 



$68,899 15 
105,173 10 
84,671 40 
90,729 42 
94,000 92 
95,377 32 
107,521 50 
102,886 20 
116,152 96 
125,846 16 
144,279 30 
136,169 90 
147,561 63 
149,612 70 
155,904 60 
166,443 84 
195,380 16 
252,164 24 
332,856 67 
332,491 44 
394,631 00 
380,965 38 
446,578 80 



Rate. 



Polls. 



$7 60 
11 40 
9 00 
9 60 
9 60 
9 30 
10 00 

7 30 

8 20 

8 40 

9 30 

8 30 

9 00 
9 00 
9 60 
9 60 
9 80 

13 60 
19 60 
17 60 
16 50 

14 80 
16 80 



3296 
3690 
3521 
3861 
3707 
3957 
4309 
4302 
4399 
4588 
4823 
5016 
5001 
5543 
5322 
5466 
6211 
5753 
5767 
6113 
6556 
752S 
7674 



80 EXPENDITURES. 



SCHEDULE AND VALUATION 



OP THE 



PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY. 



City Hall Building, Land and Furniture, $140,000 00 

Lot of Land no Medford street, 16,875 feet, 6,500 00 

" Bunker Hill street, 2,000 00 

" and Buildings, Richmond street, 5,000 00 

Ledge and Lane on Cambridge Road, 2,000 00 

Water Lot on Medford street, 7,000 00 

Almshouse Estate, Buildings, Furniture, Stock, etc., 40,000 00 

High School House, Monument square, 26,500 00 

Winthrop School-house, Bunker Hill street, 21,000 00 

Harvard School-house, Harvard street, 18,000 00 

Warren School-house, Summer street, 92,000 00 

Hunker Hill School-house, Baldwin street, 80,000 00 

Bunker Hill Primary School-house, Bunker Hill St., 15,000 00 

Common Street Building, Primary Schools, 18,000 00 

Prescott Schosl-house, Elm street, 38,000 00 

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

" " Cross street, two Schools, 2,400 00 

" " Bunker Hill street, No. 1, 1,500 00 

" " Mead street, 10,000 00 



Amount carried forward, $152,900 00 



VALUATION OP CITY PROPERTY. 



81 



Amount brought forward, 
Primary School-house, Medford street, 

u a u 

" " Kingston street, 

" " Moulton " 

" " Sullivan " 

" " Soley " 



$529,900 00 
500 00 
500 00 
2,500 00 
11,750 00 
2,500 00 
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 

600 00 

5,000 00 

1,500 00 

1,500 00 

15,000 00 

3,500 00 

400 00 

4,725 00 

700 00 

15,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

26,641 05 



Military Articles, Weights and Measures, 

Hose House, Ward Koom and Land, Main street, 
" and Land, Main street, at Neck, 

" " Bunker Hill street, 

Engine House and Land, Elm street, 

Five Hose Carriages and Hose, 

Furniture in Fire Department Buildings, 

Steam Fire Engine " Mystic," No. 2, 

Two Horses for Steam Fire Engines, 

Fire Alarm Telegraph, 

Hooks, Ladders and Carriages, 

Tomb Lots in Old Burial Ground, 

Flats appurtenant to Old Burial Ground, 

Notes receivable, 

Horses, Carts, Harnesses, etc., in care of Supt. 
streets, 

Gravel Land in Maiden, 
" Chelsea, 

Water Works, 



2,500 00 

966 00 

1,725 00 

1,000,000 00 



$1,645,907 05 



EEPOET 



SECRETAEI OF OVERSEER OF POOR. 



REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

Gentlemen : — Although, in the history of our city, the rights 
and privileges of the Overseers of the Poor have been somewhat 
abridged, and no annual report relative to their department has 
been made by them, other than what appears in the usual 
statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City for each 
financial year, yet we feel it to be our duty to make a report 
more in detail of the working of that department of which our 
citizens have placed us in charge, and of the full and just ex- 
penses of which they should be fully apprised. And believing 
that our doing so will meet the approval of your honorable 
body, we most respectfully submit the following 

REPORT. 

"With the natural increase of our population, there is necessa- 
rily a corresponding increase in the care and expense incident 
to this department. Our former system of keeping the accounts 
was changed January 1, 1869, after careful and mature con- 
sideration, and a method, more perfect in its working, and more 
suitable for the enlarged and varied expenditures which we are 
called upon to make, was adopted in its stead. By this new 
system, every disbursement is receipted for, a duplicate of the 



REPORT. 85 

same retained in the office of the Secretary, an account opened 
with every person upon whom an order is drawn, the city 
debited for the amount, and again the city, town, or individual 
liable therefor, charged with the same. The adoption of this 
new system, so minute in all its particulars, has, as may natur- 
ally be supposed, largely increased the duties of the Secretary, 
yet, at the same time, a great satisfaction is experienced in 
knowing, beyond a doubt, of its clear and perfect working. 

The amounts due from oth .r towns and cities for disburse- 
ment's made to persons resident in this City, whose support is 
chargeable upon such towns and cities, were formerly paid to 
the Secretary, and in turn were paid out by him to towns, cities 
and individuals having claims upon the Department, for support 
of persons, chargeable to the city; the deficiency, if any existed, 
being charged to the regular appropriation. With exception 
of such deficiency, the account of these receipts and payments 
were kept separate and distinct from the expenditures of the 
appropriation annually granted to this department by the City 
Council, and did not appear in the yearly statement of its 
receipts and expenses. Under the new system of accounts now 
adopted, all moneys received by this Department, from whatever 
sources, are at once paid into the hands of the City Treasurer, 
and by him all disbursements in behalf of the Department are 
made. This radical change of system will therefore and neces- 
sarily show an apparent, though not a real, increase in the ex- 
penses of the Department. 

The whole number of families relieved by the Board, during 
the year, was 323, of which 85 were families of soldiers of the 
Ifejte war. 1304 orders for groceries, provisions, fuel or clothing, 
have been issued, amounting to $3,921.88, and 288 orders have 
been drawn on the City Treasurer, for the relief of such persons 
as the Board deemed proper to receive cash, amounting in all to 
$1,294.50. The Board has also expended, during the year, for 



86 EEPORT. 

medicine and medical attendance, the sum of $1,179.62. The 
aggregate of these three sums shows $6,396.00 as the total 
amount expended for the relief of families in this city, outside 
of the almshouse. 

The relief furnished to families and individuals out of the city 
has become quite an important feature of the expense of the 
Department, particularly that for the support of insane persons ; 
which, for the past year, was, for those at the Worcester Hospi- 
tal, $1,267.40, and to the Commonwealth, for support of insane 
persons and convicts at the State Workhouse, $1,036.23. We 
have had during the year one family in each of the towns of 
Lynn, Medford, Cambridge, Wakefield, Somerville, five in Bos- 
ton, and one person in the Mass. General Hospital. The total 
amount paid for the relief of persons out of the city was $2,- 
982.81, and for persons outside of the Almshouse, $9,378.81, 
which of course includes the preceding sum. 

An inquiry might properly be made for the reason of this 
large outside expenditure, when we have, at great expense, built 
and are maintaining an Almshouse, where the persons and fam- 
ilies relieved can go and be supported at less expense to the 
city. Our reply would be, that the city might reduce its pecu- 
niary outlay by such a course. But in return we should ask : 
"what shall we do with the indigent families of 85 soldiers, to 
whom a part of this relief is afforded, and to whom a solemn 
pledge was given, that if they would go and defend our homes 
and property, their families should be provided for in time of 
need?" Certainly no offence has been committed for which they 
should be thus dealt with, and we believe it much better to pur- 
sue a course as far as possible to prevent pauperism, rather than 
to increase it, and very few ought to be deprived of their lib- 
erty by sending them to an Almshouse. 

The medical department appears to us as claiming the atten- 
tion of the City Council, and we hope that, at an early day, they 



BEPORT. 87 

will establish the office of City Physician, and appoint a suitable 
person to discharge the duty we owe to our unfortunate poor 
when sick. We are confirmed in our opinion on this point from 
the fact that in the year 1865 the Overseers paid for medical re- 
lief, out of their appropriation, $136.78; in 1866, $197.09 ; in 
1867, $229.97 j in 1868, $650.39 ; and in 1869, $1,179.62. We 
think a large per cent, of the above might be saved to the city 
by the establishment of said office. Being zealous to act in a 
prudent and judicious manner, in the discharge of the difficult 
and delicate duties we are called upon to perform, we believe 
our course has been such as meets the approval of our citizens 
generally. 

Being aware of the many impositions practised upon our 
charitable institutions and citizens, we have met such imposition 
and dealt with it in a manner due to the offence, but in no case 
has the worthy applicant been sent from the office when justice 
to those we represent would allow us to grant the desired 
assistance. 

When we reflect that many mechanics and laborers are 
attracted to our city in the hope of finding employment ; that in 
many cases they find themselves disappointed in their object, 
and that applications have been made by such for fuel to make 
the first fire in their newly acquired tenements ; we believe that 
our expenditures will not be regarded as excessive, but as 
comparing very favorably with those of any other city in the 
Commonwealth. 

Cash on hand, March 1, 1869, $238 73 

Amount appropriated for expense of Department, 11,600 00 

« « " medical relief, 1,000 00 

" collected from various cities, towns, etc., 4,983 50 

$17,822 23 



88 REPOKT. 

The gross expense for the year has been, amount 

of Pay Rolls from 1 to 12 inclusive, $17,166 36 

Cash on hand, March 1, 1870, 655 87 



$17,822 23 
Deduct amount received from cities, 

towns, etc., $4,983 50 

Deduct amount cash on hand, March 

1, 1870, 655 87 

5,639 37 



Showing the net expense of Department to be, $12,182 86 



By the above exhibit, it will be seen that our gross expenses 
have been $17,166.36, while the actual net expense has been 
but $12,182.86. 

Good health has generally prevailed at our Almshouse, and 
with our excellent Superintendent and Matron, the inmates have 
enjoyed the quiet of home. Many expressions of gratitude 
have been made for the comforts, and liberal provision made by 
the city for their enjoyment. Our average number in the house 
the past year has been forty-one — less than thirty of whom are 
a legal charge to this city. The buildings are in good con- 
dition, and, aside from a coat of whitewash or paint, will not 
require any considerable amount of repairs for many years. 
We may be allowed, however, to hope that the wisdom of our 
City Council will, as a matter of safety and economy, introduce 
steam for heating purposes. 

Of the three hundred and twenty-three families relieved in 
this city, thirty-six of the cities and towns in the State are rep- 
resented by one or more families residing with us, the whole 
number of such families being one hundred and eleven. And it 
gives us pleasure to bear testimony to the cordial manner in 
which we have been met by the Overseers of Poor of such 



EEPORT. 89 

cities and towns, as also for the prompt payment of their bills, 
on account of 1869, for such assistance as we have furnished 
their poor. We regret that those under whose authority we 
act have not paid in a like prompt manner for relief we have 
rendered to State paupers, fifty-four families of which have been 
assisted by this city, and by Statutes of 1865, Chap. 162, we are 
entitled to reimbursement from the State for aid furnished, for 
an amount not exceeding six dollars per week. Forty-eight 
families are aliens, for whose relief the city can claim no return, 
save the blessing of those that consider the poor. One hundred 
and ten families are a legal charge to this city, or about one 
third of the total number relieved. We have buried twenty- 
nine persons, of whom only six were a charge to this city ; 
twenty, persons have been sent to the State Almshouse, one to 
his native State, and one to the workhouse at Bridgewater. 
We have thus briefly passed over the operations of the Board 
for the year, by which it will be observed that nearly two thirds 
of our work in the city has been for other than our own poor, 
and a corresponding proportion of the expense has been the 
result. But as the city receives back a considerable amount, 
we think no occasion exists for complaint. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID B. WESTON, 

Secretary and Agent Board of Overseers of Poof* 



90 KEPORT. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, April 4, 1870. 

Report accepted, and Ordered, that' the same be printed with 
the Annual Statement of the City Treasurer, — the expense to 
be charged to Appropriation for Contingencies. 

Sent down for concurrence. 

DANIEL WILLIAMS, City Clerk. 



Concurred, 



In Common Council, April 5, 1870. 
JOHN T. PRIEST, Clerk. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



Engineer's Office, March 1, 1870. 

To His Honor the Mayor, and City Council : — 

Gentlemen, — Section 6th of the Rules and Regulations of 
the Fire Department, requires the Chief Engineer, annually, in 
the month of March, to make a detailed report of the condition 
of the several companies in the Department, with the age, occu- 
pation and residence of members ; also of the houses and appara- 
tus ; also the cost of maintaining the same ; also all losses and 
accidents that may occur within the city by fire ; also the num- 
ber and description of the buildings and other property destroyed 
or injured, the amount of insurance thereon, and names of the 
owners as near as can be ascertained ; also the number of res- 
ervoirs and hydrants where water can be obtained. And in 
conformity to this section, I respectfully make the following 
report : — 

FORCE AND CONDITION OF THE DEPARTMENT. 

The force of the Department is as follows : A Chief Engineer 
and four Assistants, four hose companies of twenty men each, 
one steam engine and hose company of twenty-three men (in- 
cluding the engineer, fireman and driver, who are permanent 
men), one hook-and-ladder company of thirty men, — in all 
one hundred and thirty-eight men. The companies have been 
in good condition the past year, and have had in their charge 
five four-wheeled hose carriages, two steam fire engines, and 
one hook-and-ladder truck. 



92 CHIEF engineer's report. 

The companies have all been prompt and efficient, and have 
merited the approbation and confidence of the citizens generally, 
which has been cheerfully given ; and I think that in no year o 
the Charlestown Fire Department has there been so little cause 
of complaint with the firemen from any cause whatever. And 
in this connection I would say, I hope the City Council will be 
liberal and just with the Department in all their reasonable re- 
quests, and in return, that the Department will continue so to 
conduct themselves as to merit the respect of the City Council 
and of the citizens generally. 

HOUSES. 

The houses of the several companies are in good condition 
with the exception of those of Hose Companies Nos. 2 and 4. 
The former is in very bad condition, and a disgrace to the 
city. Last year it was condemned by the Committee on City 
Property as not worth repairing, and at the present time it is 
much worse than ever before. It leaks badly, and the company 
can hardly preserve their furniture and other property from 
destruction. The wood-work in the carriage-room is badly 
rotted. I would respectfully call your immediate attention to 
the need of a new house for this company. 

The house of No. 4 is in bad condition, and should be 
immediately attended to. The bell tower should be taken 
off and the roof made tight ; then the building would be in fair 
condition, after some repairs inside. The matter will probably 
come before the Engineers at their annual inspection. 

APPARATUS. 

Within the past year we have had our usual complement oi 
fires and alarms', but I think that the cost of running the appara- 
tus has been much less than any former year. At the pres- 
ent time the several carriages are in very good condition, with 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 93 

the exception of the steamer's carriage. This needs some 
extensive repairs, and will at the proper time receive the atten- 
tion of the Board of Engineers. 

In my last report I called the attention of the City Council 
to the need of a new hook-and-ladder truck, to be stationed 
at the upper part of the city. Although my suggestions were 
backed up by a large petition of property -holders, yet the City 
Council deemed it inexpedient to put another company into ser- 
vice last year, as they were expending so much for the Fire 
Alarm ; but with the continual growing of our city, the Board 
of Engineers would still call your attention to the need of 
another truck and company. In connection with building a 
Ward Room for Ward Three, a company can be accommodated 
with the same, with a little additional expense to the city. 

HOSE. 

There is in service in the Department sixty-two hundred feet 
of leather hose, and twenty-one hundred feet of Boyd's patent 
hose. 

Of the leather, twenty-five hundred feet is in good condition, 
and thirty-seven hundred in ordinary ; the latter is getting old 
and not reliable. I would recommend the purchase of one 
thousand feet of Boyd's hose, at once ; this will make a com- 
plement for three hose companies to run. At the present time, 
Hose Company No. 3, and the Steamer Hose Company, are 
running Boyd's hose with the Springfield coupling. This hose 
is all in good condition ; and I think that they would not be 
willing to exchange for leather. It is not so liable to freeze in 
cold weather, and is not so expensive to keep in order, as no 
oil is used, and it only needs washing and proper drying. The 
Springfield coupling is liked as well, or better, as when put 
into service. It has always been reliable. 



94 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



FIRE ALARM. 

Last year the City Council passed an order to put into service 
the American Fire Alarm Telegraph, and the Committee on 
Fire Department contracted with Messrs. Gamewell & Co., of 
New York, to put it in operation. It is at the present time at- 
tached to the St. Francis De Sales Church bell, the St. John's 
Church bell, to a new bell put upon the Winthrop School-house, 
and now to the bell formerly on the Steamer's house, on Lock- 
wood Brothers' building, at the Neck. There are eighteen 
boxes or stations in different parts of the city- where the alarm 
can be given from. A list of boxes and places where keys are 
kept accompanies this report. So far, with a few exceptions, 
for which no fault can be found with the contractors, it has 
worked satisfactorily; and any one that takes the trouble to 
ascertain for himself, can but notice the difference in time that is 
made by the department in arriving at fires ; and, of course, the 
prompt arrival of the department has been the means of making 
the losses much less than they would have been without a 
prompt alarm. The Board of Engineers have petitioned to the 
City Council for two bells, one to be placed on the City Hall, 
and one on the Warren School-house. The petition has been 
granted, and contracts made for the bells, and for towers for 
the same. They think that when these bells are completed 
and placed in position, the citizens will be pleased with 
the telegraph, and satisfied that it is a great advantage for 
the Fire Department, and a great saving in losses by fire. At 
any rate, in no place where it has been introduced would the 
people part with it. The cost of the first contract was about 
$10,000, and an appropriation of $5,300 has been made to 
cover the cost of the new bells and towers. The cost of 
the bell and tower on the City Hall is quite a large propor- 
tion of the last-named sum, but it was thought advisable by the 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 95 

Committee on Public Property to make additions to the tower 
on City Hall, in order to make the Hall look better, — or rather 
the top of the building. So the cost of this tower cannot be 
charged as actual cost of the telegraph. It is hoped by the 
Board of Engineers that this will be all that is necessary in the 
construction of the telegraph, although the citizens of Ward 
Three are very anxious to have a bell put upon the Bunker Hill 
School-house. If this is carried out, it will be necessary to add 
to the cost of it. I think that the Board of Engineers in making 
their next Annual Report, will be able to make a satisfactory 
one in regard to the Fire Alarm Telegraph. 

ACCIDENTS. 

There have been no fatal accidents the past year, although 
there have been quite a number of narrow escapes. At an 
alarm of fire on the evening of July 1st, Mr. George M. Bar- 
nard, a member of the Howard S. F. E. Co., was injured by a 
ladder, but not seriously. He was taken in charge by the Char- 
itable Association of the Fire Department. 

On the night of August 16th, at the fire on Dorrence street, 
Mr. Charles Kimball, of the Bunker Hill Hose Co., was badly 
injured in the leg, by falling, while in the discharge of his duty 
as a hoseman. He was for some time under the care of the 
Charitable Association. 

At the fire on the afternoon of the 23d of February, the 
boiler of the Howard Engine collapsed, and the engine was 
upset and badly damaged. By this accident the engineer of 
the steamer, Mr. Albert C. Smith, was injured, and the fire- 
man, Isaac W. Brackett, was seriously injured, having his leg 
badly broken, his back badly burned, and his whole system 
shattered. He is at present getting along comfortably, and we 
have every hope for his final recovery. A boy by the name of 
J. McGurk was badly burnt and had his head cut open ; also a 



96 chief engineer's report. 

boy by tbe name of Cbarles Prescott was somewhat injured in 
the face and around the head. Some others were slightly hurt, 
and it wa3 very providential that no more were injured, for if the 
engine had blown up while working with a heavy head of steam, 
much more sad must have been the results. The engine was 
very badly injured ; so much so that the Board of Engineers rec- 
ommend the sale of her, and that a new second-class double 
engine be purchased in her stead. A special report of the ac- 
cident was made by the Committee on Fire Department by the 
direction of the City Council. 

The Charitable Association is now in the third year of its 
organization, and has been the means of helping worthy and 
needy men who have been injured in performing their duty as 
firemen and citizens, and as its funds are now being drawn upon, 
it should receive the early attention of those of our citizens 
that are always ready to help the unfortunate and worthy. 

FINANCES. 

The amount expended for the Fire Department, for years 
1868 and '9, was nine thousand two hundred ninety-five dollars 
and thirty-three cents ; and the amount appropriated and received 
by the sale of old material, etc., was nine thousand five hun- 
dred and fifty-six dollars and twenty-one cents, leaving a 
balance in favor of the Department of two hundred and sixty- 
one dollars and eighty-eight cents. This is a gratifying result 
to the Board of Engineers, as I have no doubt it is to the 
citizens generally. The amount of duty has been more than 
the preceding year, but the cost of the Department has been 
less ; and if we add the cost of the Fire Alarm to the running 
expenses of the Department, we cannot make the cost of our 
Department so much as that of many cities in the State and else- 
where. At the beginning of the year 1869, the deficiency 
against the Department was two thousand and eighty dollars and 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 97 

seventy-one cents, from which we deduct the sum of one thou- 
and dollars (appropriation made by the last City Council, for 
deficiency), and to that add two hundred and sixty-one dollars 
and eighty-eight cents (balance of this year's appropriation), 
making the deficiency against the Fire Department, March 1, 
1870, only eight hundred and eighteen dollars and eighty-three 
cents, against two- thousand and eighty dollars and seventy- 
one cents on March 1, 1869. For the three years ending 
March 1, 1870, the deficiency against the Department is only 
eighty-four dollars and fifteen cents. 

FIRES AND ALARMS. 

The number of fires and alarms has been increased over 
those of 1868 and '9, but the actual loss has not been in 
proportion to the number of fires. The whole number of fires 
and alarms has been eighty; an increase of nineteen over 1868. 
The whole or part of the Department has been in service thirty- 
three times, and by the balance of alarms the Department was 
called out twenty-two times needlessly, fifteen times by slight 
fires, and ten times by fires out of the city. 

Of the actual fires, twenty-two are attributed to incendiaries, 
and eleven to accidents. Assistance has been rendered once at 
Somerville, and once at Cambridge. The whole amount of loss 
was $66,455 ; whole amount of insurance, $52,565 ; leaving 
a loss of $13,880 above the insurance. I think that the 
amount of loss, considering the number of fires, will com- 
pare favorably with any other city in the State; and that the 
result comes from the promptness and efficiency of the Fire 
Department, no one will undertake to deny. And the ser- 
vices of the Department are appreciated by the citizens gener- 
ally. 



98 chief engineer's repoet. 

RESERVOIRS AND HYDRANTS. 

There are forty reservoirs, one hundred and twelve Lowry 
hydrants and thirty-six Flush hydrants, where water can be ob- 
tained in case of fire. Their location accompany this report. 

SPARE LADDERS AND APPARATUS. 

There are ladders placed on the several school-houses and 
on the City Hall, in good order, in case of fire. 

There is at the Poor Farm one two-wheeled jumper with 
three hundred and fifty feet of servicable hose, in case of fire on 
the premises. There is also one two-wheeled jumper, when 
not in service, stored at the City building on Winthrop Street. 
Also, five hose sleighs for winter service, in good order. 

CONCLUSION. 

Before closing my report, I wish to thank his Honor the 
Mayor, and the City Council, for their kind support the past 
year. To the Committee on Fire Department, especially, I 
would tender my thanks for their valuable advice and as 
sistance on many occasions ; and their frequent presence at the 
meetings of the Board of Engineers has been the means of pro- 
moting a good feeling between the Fire Department and the 
City Council, thereby greatly promoting the efficiency of the 
Department. 

To the officers and members of the Department: I cannot let 
^his opportunity pass without again presenting them my thanks 
for their gentlemanly and good behavior, and prompt obedience 
to orders of the Board ; and I hope the good feelings between 
the several companies will still continue. 

To the officers and members of the Police force, for their 
prompt and valuable assistance at all times, I would return 
my sincere thanks. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 99 

To the members of the Board of Engineers associated with 
me I can only say, that their kind attentions and hearty support 
is appreciated by me, and whatever success I have met with the 
three past years is mainly due to their valuable and energetic 
efforts, and the prompt responses to every order by the several 
companies of the Fire Department. 

And in taking leave of you and the Department, I can only 
say, if you all meet with the same kindness that I have, your 
success is insured. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

GEORGE E. ROGERS, 

Chief Engineer, 



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CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE DEPARTMENT 

For the Year 1870. 



Alderman Samuel R. Brintnall, Chairman. 

" Thomas B. Harris, 

Councilman John McLoud, 

" Nathan E. Glines, 

" Enos Varnet. 



BOARD OF ENGINEERS. 



Chief Engineer. 


Age. 


Residence, 


Occupation. Badge 


George E. Rogers, 


38 


44 Austin St., 


Teamster, Chief. 


Assistant Engineers. 








1st, Israel P. Magoon, 


43 


9 Haverhill St., 


Ship Carpenter, A. 


2d, "William E. Delano, 


37 


46 School St., 


Clerk, B. 


3d, John Bartlett, 


41 


5 Pine St., 


Engineer, C. 


4th, Edward E. Turner, 


30 


25 Prescott St., 

Secretary. 


Carver, D„ 




William E. Delano. 





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101 



EED JACKET HOSE COMPANY No. 1. 



House, Main Street. 



Foreman. 


Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. I 


tadge. 


George J. Moore, 


26 


50 Park St., 


Brakeman, 


1 


Assistant. 










Thomas W. Paine, 


25 


68 Eussell St., 


Saloon keeper, 


14 


Secretary. 










John S. Tuck, 


24 


57 Eussell St., 


Expressman, 


12 


Treasurer. 










Wm. W. Bullock, 


27 


273 Main St., 


Teamster, 


19 


George H. Huff, 


22 


300 Main St., 


Blacksmith, 


7 


Winslow S. Oakruan, 


40 


50 Elm St., 


Expressman, 


10 


Albert Sanderson, 


22 


5 Hull's Court, 


Teamster, 


13 


George W. Barry, 


24 


Main St., 


Teamster, 


11 


William D. Lander, 


28 


13 Lyndeboro St., 


Sailmaker, 


8 


George S. Winslow, 


30 


1 Walker's Wharf, 


Teamster, 


16 


John Silva, 


22 


4 Exeter Place, 


Lather, 


15 


Henry G. Dwight, 


23 


3 Jackson St., 


Teamster, 


2 


Frank E. Delano, 


26 


46 School St., 


Clerk, 


5 


Augustus Wilson, 


44 


12 Lawrence St., 


Carpenter, 


4 


James L. Dalton, 


22 


13 No. Mead St., 


Plumber, 


3 


Ered Sanderson, 


24 


5 Mill St., 


Teamster, 


9 


Albert C. Abbott, 


29 


19 Eden St., 


Fireman, 


17 


Daniel Weston, 


30 


113 Main St., 


Painter, 


20 


Erederick Stickley, 


29 


8 Phipps St., 


Carver, 


6 


David E. Torrey, 


29 


342 Main St., 


Carpenter, 


18 


Twenty members. 











List of Property belonging to City in charge of Company. 

1 four-wheeled carriage, built by Wm. Williams, N. Y., in 
good order; 1 hydrant chuck, 3 fire hats, 3 hose pipes, 4 
lanterns, 8 settees, 16 chairs, 2 stoves and pipe, 1 copper 
boiler, 2 water pails, broom, spanners, wrenches, hose ropes, 
gas fixtures in hall and engine room, 1 hose sleigh, 25 feet hand 
rubber hose, 1000 feet leading hose, 20 keys and badges. 



102 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



BUNKER HILL HOSE CO. No. 2. 



House, Main street. 



Foreman. 


Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. 


Badge. 


Leonard McKinley, 


38 


12 Belmont St., 


Fish Dealer, 


32 


Assistant. 










George A. Caldwell, 


22 


32 Cambridge St., 


Teamster, 


33 


Secretary. 










Lorenzo B. Kimball, 


24 


98 Cambridge St., 


Teamster, 


24 


Treasurer. 








, 


John Gardner, 


53 


593 Main St., 


Carpenter, 


26 


George E. Tyler, 


37 


15 Seaver St., 


Expressman, 


21 


Charles L. Kimball, 


44 


575 Main St., 


Clerk, 


22 


Joseph W. Welch, 


51 


16 Charles St., 


Blacksmith, 


38 


John Howard, 


62 


59 Russell St., 


Carpenter, 


27 


Isaac F. Phillips, 


46 


7 Bunker Hill Ct., 


Painter, 


28 


"William Eernald, 


46 


1 Canal St., 


Carpenter, 


25 


Oliver Dickson, Jr., 


37 


60 Pearl St., 


Teamster, 


36 


Thaddeus P. Dickson, 


32 


26 Cambridge St., 


Wheelwright, 


34 


William E. Story, 


39 


6 Bunker Hill Ct., 


Painter, 


23 


Bernard Eiley, 


29 


536 Medford St., 


Teamster, 


37 


Kilby J. Paine, 


42 


28 Sullivan St., 


Painter, 


39 


William Welch, 


23 


65 Austin St., 


Carver, 


29 


Charles Jennings, 


22 


372 Bunker Hill St., 


Teamster, 


35 


John Clifford, 


29 


Rear 566 Main St., 


Laborer, 


30 


Charles Ray, 


22 


Rear 10 Quincy St., 


Cabinet Maker. 


. 3 T 


Wm. F. Caldwell, 


21 


32 Cambridge St., 


Baker, 


40 


Twenty members. 











List of Property belonging to City in charge of Company. 

1 four-wheeled carriage, built by C. E. Hartshorn, N. Y. ; in 
good condition ; 2 hydrant chucks and wrench, 3 hose pipes, 
3 lanterns, 6 hose caps, 6 belts and spanners, 6 hose ropes, 
1 goose neck, 1 stove and pipe, coal hod and shovel, 1 iron 
1 broom, 1 water-pot, 1 copper boiler, 2 buckets, 1 steel shovel," 
50 feet rubber hose, 1000 feet leading hose. 



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103 



WASHINGTON HOSE COMPANY, No. 3. 
House, Harvard Street. 



Foreman. 


Age. 


Residence. 


Occupation. " 


Badge. 


Nath. E. Abbott, 


37 


41 Main St., 


Letter Carrier, 


49 


Assistant. 










David E. McNulty, 


26 


35 Moulton St., 


Carver, 


41 


Secretary. 










P. J. Donnovan, 


21 


6 School St., 


Teamster, 


47 


Treasurer. 










Elias Crafts, Jr., 


62 


20 Albion Ct., 


Merchant, 


57 


Taos. E. Smith, 


35 


52 Union St., 


Engineer, 


54 


Geo. H. Gardner, 


32 


41 Main St., 


Blacksmith, 


60 


Chas. A. Page, 


27 


29 Pearl St., 


Clerk, 


58 


Charles H. Bridges, 


24 


16 Belmont St., 


Machinist, 


51 


Ashael Q. Clark, 


30 


3 Blaben Ct., 


Printer, 


52 


John McNulty, 


22 


41 Main St., 


Morocco Dresser, 42 


James Turnbull, 


25 


11 Monument St., 


Cooper, 


43 


Benj. Brintnall, 


38 


35 Lawrence St., 


Clerk, 


56 


Chas. L. Kendall, 


23 


54 Baldwin St., 


Polisher, 


59 


Andrew J. McDonough, 


22 


54Eichmond St., 


Porter, 


45 


P. T. Flemming, 


25 


3 Chapman PL, 


Currier, 


44 


Wm. E. Bridgett, 


21 


10 Wood St., 


Salesman, 


50 


Michael McCafferty, 


28 


50 Monument St., 


Bolter, 


48 


Louis H. Eisner, 


24 


20 Mt. Vernon St., 


Merchant, 


53 


Eighteen members. 











List of Property belonging to City in charge of Company. 

1 four-wheeled carriage, built by C. E. Hartshorn, N. Y., in 
good order; 1 sleigh, 1 boiler, 3 water pails, sponge and 
chamois, 1 stove and pipe, 1 wheel jack, 15 cane bottom chairs, 
1 iron shovel, 1 crow bar, 6 fire caps, 15 feet rubber hand 
hose, 1 hydrant chuck, pipes, wrenches, hose ropes, &c. ; 1000 
feet leading hose, 20 keys and badges. 



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CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



ERANKLIN HOSE COMPANY No. 4. 



House, Bunker Hill street. 





Age, 


Residence. 


Occupation. Bi 


idge. 


Foreman. 










Maurice Mead, 


30 


6 Decatur St., 


Teamster, 


61 


Assistant. 










Lawrence Colbert, 


26 


3 Decatur St., 


Rope maker, 


73 


Secretary. 










George Getchell, 


23 


20 Chelsea St., 


Carpenter, 


75 


Treasurer. 










B. E. Stacy, 


35 


43 Vine St., 


Druggist, 


62 


John Sleeper, 


26 


19 Elm St., 


Calker, 


76 


Richard Coleman, 


24 


30 Wapping St., 


Laborer, 


63 


Erank Turnbul., 


27 


16 Moulton St., 


Cooper, 


64 


Michael Carroll, 


23 


28 Joiner St., 


Painter, 


74 


John M. Uart, 


24 


40 Chelsea St., 


Barber, 


65 


Thomas Dunn, 


25 


106 Bunker Hill St., 


Teamster, 


66 


William Bass, 


28 


70 Bunker Hill St., 


Teamster, 


68 


John Slavin, 


22 


3 Decatur St., 


Rope maker, 


70 


Harry Wyman, 


28 


71 Medford St., 


Engineer, 


72 


Melvin Heath, 


21 


76 Medford St., 


Cabinet maker, 


69 


James Shephard, 


22 


42 Lexington St., 


Laborer, 


71 


James Murphy, 


23 


16 Cottage St., 


Marble cutter, 


77 


James Lewis, 


22 


12 Lexington St., 


Rigger, 


79 


Wm. H. Doyle, 


23 


23 Moulton St., 


Carver, 


78 


William J. Jordan, 


33 


3 Jackson St., 


Junk dealer, 


80 


Chas. Almeder, 


24 


Henley St., 


Painter, 


67 


Twenty members. 











List of Property belonging to City in charge of Company. 

1 carriage, built by O. E. Hartshorn, N. Y., in good condition ; 
1 copper boiler, 1 table, 1 chandelier, 1 stove and pipe, 12 chairs, 
5 settees, 50 feet of rubber hose, 1 wheel jack, 6 fire caps, 
1 hydrant chuck, pipes, wrenches, hose ropes, spanners, &c. ; 
1000 feet leading hose, 1 hose sleigh, 20 keys and badges. 



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» 
MASSACHUSETTS HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY No. 1. 





House 


, Winthrop street. 






Foreman. 
John Loiier, 


Age. 
34 


Residence. 

34 Pleasant St., 


Occupation. Badge. 
Carriage builder,112 


Assistant. 

Joseph P. Jepson, 


30 


31 Lawrence St., 


Jig Sawyer, 


126 


Secretary. 

Thos. H. Pike, 


31 


63 Austin St., 


Spar maker, 


127 


Treasurer. 

Geo. Williamson, 


37 


41 SoleySt., 


Ship joiner, 


110 


Geo. B. Edmancls, 


32 


18 Chapman St., 


Tinsmith, v 


101 


Daniel E. Beckford, 


42 


13 Eden St., 


Merchant, 


104 


Chas. E. Cutter, 


30 


20 Lexington St., 


Teamster, 


102 


William Selby, 


- 33 


21 Harvard Sq., 


Painter, 


108 


Seth A. Rogers, 


32 


40 Pleasant St., 


City sealer, 


119 


James K. Stevens, 


30 


38 Pleasant St., 


Teamster, 


123 


John Berry, 


36 


2 Church St., 


Upholsterer, 


121 


William Wright, 


27 


7 Winthrop St., 


Painter, 


118 


James P. Burnett, Jr., 


23 


27 Pearl St., 


Teamster, 


128 


Thomas W. Strand, 


26 


92 Main St., 


Clerk, 


116 


Wm. Coggswell, 


22 


72 Warren St., 


Blacksmith, 


130 


John H. Turnbull, 


24 


Farm St., 


Joiner, 


120 


James H. Reed, 


23 


Winthrop St., 


Plumber, 


115 


Wm. H. Conn, 


22 


10 Chestnut St., 


Hack driver, 


122 


Chas. H. Risley, 


23 


3 Tufts PL, 


Teamster, 


114 


Wm. F. Butler, 


32 


27 Decatur St., 


Teamster, 


105 


Frank D. Woodbury, 


21 


15 Erving PL, 


Clerk, 


124 


Walter Blanchard,- 


22 


55 Sullivan St., 


Milkman, 


125 


Stephen W. Fletcher, 


32 


19 Cottage St., 


Carpenter, 


129 


John Mears, 


22 


44 Russell St., 


Carpenter, 


103 


Dan'l. W. Carney, 


21 


2 Marion Ct., 


Cabinet maker, 


111 


C. H. Marshell, 


22 


70 Bunker Hill St., 


Cabinet maker, 


117 


Albert C. Lynn, 


22 


19 Marion St., 


Cabinet maker, 


109 


George Warren, 


21 


6 Exeter Place, 


Carpenter, 


106 


Wm. A. Churchill, 


23 


22 Belmont St., 


Teamster, 


107 


George E. Cutler, 


22 


52 Harvard St., 


Confectioner, 


113 


30 members. 











List of Property belonging to City in charge of Company. 

1 hook and ladder carriage complete, built by Hittenger & 
Cook; 2 stoves and pipe, 2 tables, 26 chairs, 1 boiler, 1 wash 
bowl, 5 fire caps, 50 ft. of rubber hand hose, 30 keys and badges. 
3 



106 



CHIEF ENGINEER S REPORT. 



HOWARD STEAMER AND HOSE COMPANY No. 1. 



House, Elm street. 



Foreman. 

James W. Poor, 


Age 
28 


Residence. 
12 Tremont St., 


Occupation. B 
Assessor, 


adge. 


Assistant. 

Wm. Whittemore, 


29 


3 Eden St. Ct., 


Int. Revenue, 
Hack driver, 


90 
91 


Secretary. 

Ezra B. Kenan, 


25 


154 Chelsea St., 


-Letter carrier, 


87 


Treasurer. 
Marcellus Carpenter, 


45 


28 Green St., 


Merchant, 


84 


George W. Barnard, 


24 


3 Brown's Ct., 


Grocer, 


97 


John L. Rogers, 


24 


34 Allston St., 


Chair varnisher, 


100 


JoknS. Linscott, 


23 


17 Bartlett St., 


Expressman, 


89 


T. H. Wright, 


25 


66 Green St., 


Blacksmith, 


82 


T. J. Whittemore, 


31 


8 Cross St., 


Joiner, 


88 


Israel F. Crafts, 


24 


4 Mead St. Ct., 


Teamster, 


96 


Geo. M. Wilkins, 


77 


Warren St., 


Porter, 


92 


James W. Clark, 


24 


43 School St., 


Clerk, 


93 


Charles Miller, 


35 


39 Bow St., 


Engineer, 


94 


Charles E. Hayden, 


23 


14 Cross St., 


Calker, 


95 


Thos. H. Burbeck, 


23 


Bunker Hill St., 


Bolter, 


81 


Wm. H. Dennis, 


23 


17 Tufts St., 


Laborer, 


85 


Benj. Williams, Jr., 
17 members. 


21 


84 Elm St., 


Machinist, 


86 




PERMANENT MEN. 






Albert C. Smith, 


Engineer, I. W. 


Brackett, Fireman, 





Daniel K. Wheelock, Driver. 



hist of Properly belonging to City in charge of Company. 
1 first class steam fire engine ; complete, built by the Amos- 
keag Manufacturing Company, in good order; 1 third class 
steam fire engine, built by Wm. Jeffers; 1 four wheeled hose 
carriage, in good condition, A. J. Jones, Cambridge, Mass.; 
1 wagon, 1 hose sleigh complete, 1 pair of horses, 1 set of har- 
ness complete, 2 horse blankets, 1 grain chest, 1 curry comb 
and card, 2 horse and dust brushes, 2 pitchforks, 2 halters, 



chief engineer's report. 107 



2 buckets, 1 broom, 1 stall-ccraper, &c, in stable j 2 hose pipes, 
5 wrenches, 6 spanners, 1 hose rope, 5 connecting couplings, 
5 oil cans, 1 work bench, 1 vise, 1 carriage jack, 3 bedsteads, 

3 hair mattrasses, 3 husk mattrasses, 3 pillows and cases, 6 
blankets, 9 sheets, 2 towels, wash bowls and stands, 3 coverlets, 
carpet in sleeping room, 1 table, 3 settees, 20 chairs, 11 spit- 
toons, 1 clock, 1 looking glass, 20 fronts for fire hats, 1 double 
fall snd. tackle, 2 lanterns, 2 coal boxes for wagon, 1 closet, 
1 feather duster, 1 broom. 



108 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



FIEES AND ALARMS, 

From Jan. 1, 1869, to Jan. 1, 1870. 

JANUARY. 

1st. 3, A. M. Needless alarm from Hose 3's bell, caused by 
a light in Klous's store, Main street. 

4th. Shortly before 1 o'clock, P. M., fire was discovered in the 
engine-room of Sewall's morocco factory, Canal street. Damage 
slight. While the Department was at this fire, another was 
discovered in the large factory of the same firm in the rear of 
the first building. The structure was old and saturated with 
oil and quickly burned. It was a large building and full of 
stock. Loss on building, $2,000; on stock, $16,000; fully 
insured. Cause, incendiary. 

. 12th. 10, P. M. General alarm from Ellis's bell. Slight 
fire in the stable of S. C. Currier, on Miller street. Cause, in- 
cendiary. 

25th. 4.30, P.M. General alarm from Hose l's bell. Fire 
in the stable of S. C. Currier on Miller street, the roof of which 
was destroyed. Loss on building, $350; on hay and grain, 
$125. Cause, incendiary. 

29th. 9.15, A. M. Needless alarm from setting tires in 
blacksmith shop on Bunker Hill street. 

30th. 11, P. M. False alarm. Martin Turnbull, of the 
steamer company, was run over by the Franklin hose carriage, 
and badly injured. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 109 



FEBRUARY. 



7th. 7.50, P. M. Fire discovered in the morocco factory 
of George S. Hall, rear of 432 Main street. The Department 
was quickly on hand, and saved the building. Loss on build- 
ing, $214; on stock, $300. Fully insured. Cause, incendiary. 

15th. Alarm from Hose 2's bell. Fire discovered in the 
store-house of Stickney & Poor, rear of Cambridge street. Roof 
badly damaged. Loss on building, $600, insured for $500 ; 
loss on stock, $2,400, insured for $1,000. Cause, incendiary. 

18th. 10.40, P. M. General alarm from Hose 3's bell. 
Slight fire in house on Water street, owned by Mrs. Murphy, 
and occupied by J. Mullen. Caused by a defective funnel. 
Loss, $25. ■ 

25th. 2.50, P.M. General alarm from Hose l's bell. Slight 
fire in the morocco factory in Hamilton court, occupied by Mr. 
McGinnis, and owned by Samuel C. Chase. Loss on stock, 
$320, insured ; on building, slight. Cause, accidental. 

26th. 6.50, P. M. Still alarm, occasioned by assistance be- 
ing sent for at a fire on the premises of the Mass. Brick Com- 
pany, on Medford Turnpike, Somerville. Bunker Hill Hose 
Company and Howard Steamer and Hose Company sent out.- 

MARCH. 

1st. 2.15, P. M. Alarm from Hose 3's bell. Slight fire in 
house owned by Paul Willard, and occupied by Morris Heady, 
on Call street court. 

8th. 4, P. M. General alarm from Ellis's bell, caused by a 
large fire in East Cambridge. Assistance being sent for, Mystic 
Engine and Steamer Hose, and Hose Companies 1, 2, and 4, 
sent over and were in service eight hours. Charlestown water 
used from hydrant, 23 hours, for the use of Cambridge 
steamers. 



110 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

13th. 12.30, P.M. Alarm from Hose 4's bell. Slight fire 
in engine room of Holmes's manufactory, Medford street. 

16th. 4.40, P. M. Alarm from Hose 3's bell, caused by a 
burning chimney on Henley street. 

18th. 3.40 A. M. General alarm from Hose 2's bell. 
Fire discovered in the planing mill on Medford street, owned 
and occupied by Hayward & Tilton as a steam planing mill, 
and also occupied by Wemyss Bros. Building badly damaged, 
it being very combustible and full of stock. Hayward & Til- 
ton's loss on building and stock, $5,000 ; insured for $3,900. 
Wemyss Bros., $3,000; insured for $2,000. Cause unknown. 

25th. 1.45, A. M. Fire discovered in rear of Third Ward 
Saloon, on Main street, owned by Otis Clapp and occupied 
by I. W. McDonald. Loss on building, $50 ; no insurance. 
McDonald's loss, $25 — insured; cause, accidental. 

APRIL. 

5th. 1, A. M. Fire broke out in S. W. Fuller & Co.'s store- 
house for lumber, on Greenleaf 's wharf, at the Neck. Building 
damaged to the amount of $500; stock, $2,875; fully insured; 
incendiary. At the same time, fire was set in the stable of the 
firm opposite. No loss. 

11th. 7.30, P. M. Alarm from Hose 2's bell. Fire dis- 
covered in house on Grant's court, rear of North Mead street, 
owned by Mrs. Dolan ; unoccupied. Loss, $5. 

14th. 12.30, A. M. General alarm from Hose l's bell. 
Fire broke out in the stable owned by the Walker heirs, and 
occupied by Whitcomb & Fitch as a milk stable. Roof badly 
damaged. Loss on building, $300 ; insured. Mr. Whitcomb's 
loss, $150; Mr. Fitch's loss, $125; no insurance. Supposed 
incendiary. 

20th. 7.45, P. M. False alarm, caused by the ringing 
of church bells. 



CHIEF ENGINEEE'S EEPORT. Ill 

22d. 8.30, A. M. Alarm from Hose 2's bell. Fire discov- 
ered in the stable of A. H. Allen, at the foot of Allen street, 
occupied by Mr. Allen and Mr. Stevens as a milk stable. The 
fire crossed the street and communicated to a block of seven 
houses owned by A. H. Allen, of which five were badly damaged ; 
also communicated to the houses of John Riley and Mr. Burns, 
and somewhat damaged the roof. Several persons had narrow 
escapes from death. The houses were sham-built, there being 
no partitions in the attics of any of them, and as the wind was 
blowing very strong at the time, the fire spread through them 
with great rapidity. The successful efforts of the Department 
saved them from entire destruction. The houses were occupied 
by the following persons : No. 8, Mr. J. Burns ; No. 1 0, Mr. 
Riley; No. 12, Mr. Tormery; No. 14, Mr. Follett; No. 16 
Mrs. Devere; No. 18, Mr. Crosby; No. 20, Mr. Gordon; No. 
22, Mr. Thompson. A. H. Allen's whole loss, $5,000 ; insured 
for $6,000. All others, $2,000. Cause, incendiary. 

22d. 9, P. M. General alarm from Hose 3's bell. Fire 
discovered in the milk stable of N. Locke, on Sixth street, occu- 
pied by him and W. S. Stearns. Loss, $25 ; insured ; incen- 
diary. 

25th. 10.55, P. M. Alarm from Hose 2's bell. Fire broke 
out in the milk stable of Lyman Brown, on Charles street court, 
occupied by himself and J. P. Sawin. Roof badly damaged, 
Mr. Brown's loss on building, $400 ; stock, $75 ; insured. Mr, 
Sawin's loss, $50 ; no insurance. Cause, incendiary, 

27th. 8,20, P. M. False alarm. 

MAT. 

6th. 3.50, P. M. Alarm from the burning of tar at glass 
works on Medford street. 

8th. 10.30, P. M. Needless alarm from Chevalier's stable, 
on Miller street. 



112 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

1 lth. 5.45, P. M. Partial alarm from Oakman & Eldridge's 
wharf. Extinguished by Navy Yard Hose Co. Loss, $25. 

13th. 7.30, P.M. False alarm. - 

16th. 7, P. M. False alarm from ringing of church bells. 

17th. 8.30, P. M. Fire in the window of Bailey Brothers, 
Main street. Extinguished without an alarm, by Officer Brower. 
Loss, $50 ; insured. 

20tti. 11.45, P. M. General alarm from fire in East Somer- 
ville, on the Burroughs estate. Whole Department present and 
in service. 

22d. 11, A.M. Alarm from Hose 3 's bell. Slight fire iu 
rear of Warren street, in a building owned by A. Palmer, and 
occupied by Remstam & Co. Whole loss, $100, insured. Ac- 
cidental. 

25th. 9, P. M. False alarm. 

26th. 7.45, P. M. False alarm. 

30th. 1.15, A.M. Partial alarm from ringing of Cam- 
bridge bells. 

JUNE. 

7th. 7.10 A. M. Alarm from Hose l's bell. Slight fire in 
house No. 76 Russell street, owned by Mr. Cummaford, and occu- 
pied by Messrs. Howlett & Colby. Loss, about $25, insured. 
Cause, spontaneous. 

9th. 3.55, P. M. Slight fire in the store-house of Franklin 
Hopkins, Medford street. 

14th. Partial alarm from Hose 2's bell. 

15th. 1.45, P.M. False alarm. 

JULY. 

1st. 9, P. M. Fire discovered in the house owned by Mr. 
Haley, on Vine street, and occupied by Mrs. Pendergast. Loss, 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 113 

$2,500. Geo. M. Barnard, of the Steamer Co., was injured by a 
ladder. 

3d. 1.45, A. M. Alarm from Somerville. 

5th. 12.5, P. M. False alarm. 

8th. 9.30, A. M. Fire discovered on roof of house in the 
rear of No. 11 Austin street. Put out by the police; no alarm. 

9th. 9.40, P. M. False alarm from ringing of chime bells. 

30th. 5.30, P. M. Alarm from burning chimney, Wapping 
street. 



AUGUST. 

16th. 3.50, A. M. General alarm from Hose 4's bell, caused 
by a slight fire in the house of H. Smith, 35 Everett street, oc- 
cupied by Mr. Frost. 

16th. 9.20, P. M. General alarm from Hose 2's bell. Fire 
broke out in a large frame building on Dorrence street, owned 
and occupied by F. L. Sewall as a morocco factory. The 
building and stock being of very combustible material, the upper 
stories were nearly destroyed ; the lower story was saved with 
its contents slightly damaged by heat and water. Mr. Sewall's 
loss on building and stock, $15,000; insured for $9,800. Part 
of the building was occupied by Malone & Butler, and Marsh 
Bros. Malone & Butler's loss, $750; insured. Marsh Bros. 
$400; insured. 

18th. 9.15, P. M. Partial alarm from Cambridge. 

19th. 7, P. M. « 8 " « 

28th. 8.30, P. M. Alarm from Hose 2's bell. Slight fire 
among some old sleepers on Boston & Maine railroad. 

28th. 9.25, P. M. General alarm from Ellis's bell. Slight, 
fire in house rear of No. 11 Austin street, owned by Mr. Martin 
and occupied by Mr. Winter and Mr. Bliss. Loss, $10; cause 
sparks from chimney. 



114 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



SEPTEMBER. 



16th. 5.30, A. M. General alarm from the Catholic bell. 
Slight fire in the cabinet factory of Mr. Brown, Medford street. 

17th. 5.20. Alarm from Hose 4's bell. Slight fire in shed 
in rear of 23 Everett street. 

19th. 10.15, P. M. General alarm from Hose 2's bell. Fire 
discovered in building rear of 540 Main street, owned by H. 
Daley and occupied by Mark Leighton on lower floor as car- 
penter's shop, and the second floor by Mr. Clark, as a paint shop. 
Loss, $300 ; insured. Cause, incendiary. 

22d. 9, P. M. Partial alarm, caused by fire in Cambridge. 

24th. 5.30, P. M. Alarm from chimney on Wapping street. 

OCTOBER. 

1st. 4.20, P. M. Needless alarm from boiling over of kettle 
of tar, on Prospect street. 

10th. 1, A. M. General alarm from Hose 2's bell. Fire 
discovered in the stable of N. Tufts, on Tufts' wharf, at the 
Neck, occupied by N. Tufts and Chas. Barry. Building badly 
damaged, and one horse belonging to Mr. Tufts burnt to death. 
N. Tufts' loss on building, $600 j on harnesses and grain, $500. 
Barry's loss slight. Cause, accidental. 

10th. 2, A. M. General alarm from Hose l's bell. Fire 
broke out in the L part of the house of Mrs. Walker, on West 
Walker street. Loss, $50 ; no insurance. 

18th. 5.30, P. M. Alarm from chimney on Henley street. 

30th. 7.25, P. M. Partial alarm from Hose 2's bell, caused 
by smoke settling on a shed on Barry's whar£ 

NOVEMBER. 

1st. 12.30, A. M. Fire discovered in the coal shed of 
Stickney & Poor, in the rear of Cambridge street. Hose Co. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 115 

No. 2 was notified, and quickly responded with two streams, 
and after four hours' work succeeded in extinguishing the fire. 
Damages about $100; insured. No alarm. 

5th. 6.45, P. M. Partial alarm from fire in Somerville. 

12th. Telegraph fire alarm went into service this day at 
twelve o'clock. 

17th. 5.45, P. M. Partial alarm from box 16. 

18th. 1.35, A. M. Alarm from box 7. Fire discovered in 
the large milk stable on Essex street, owned and occupied by 
W. F. Wellington, and also occupied by J. B. Clapp, Wm. H. 
McOauslen and others. The upper part was a total loss, 
amounting to $11.65; insured. Incendiary. 

18th. 6 P. M. Alarm from box 24. Occasioned by a fire 
built in a house, corner of Corey and Medford streets, for the 
purpose of drying plastering. 

DECEMBER. 

1st. 11.30, P. M. Alarm from box 25. Fire discovered in 
the stable of Kidder & Smith, on Polk street, occupied by them 
and John Robinson. Extinguished, with a loss of $25. Acci- 
dental. 

6th. Alarm from box 16. Fire discovered in the Winthrop 
church on Green street. The Department quickly responded 
and succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading through the 
building. Loss on building and furniture, $820 ; insured. The 
fire was set in the body of the church, under the singing seats. 

13th. 5.50, P.M. Alarm from box 12. Fire in the currier 
shop of George Lane, rear of 296 Main street. The Depart- 
ment was quickly on hand and saved the building. Loss on 
building and stock, $250; insured. Cause not ascertained. 

13th. 11.20, P. M. Alarm from box 7. Fire discovered 
in the large morocco factory of C. C. Perkins, rear of Main 
street. Owing to the combustible material of the building and 



116 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

stock, it was found impossible to save the main building, and the 
efforts of the Department were directed to the buildings in the 
mmediate vicinity, composed of stables, dwellings, etc., which 
were all saved with slight damage. This fire has again proved 
to the citizens of Charlestown the value of the Mystic Water 
Works. Without them a serious conflagration could not have 
been prevented by the fire. Mr. Perkins' loss was $18,000; 
insured for $13,000. A stable belonging to Mrs. Shedd was dam- 
aged to the amount of $140; insured. The stable of James 
Whooley was damaged to the extent of $150; insured. Cause 
unknown. 

15th. 2, P. M. Partial alarm from box 4, occasioned by 
some boys finding the box open. 

23d. 10.15, P. M. Alarm from box 5. Eire discovered in 
the basement of the old Bunker Hill School-house, on Bunker 
Hill street. The fire was confined to the basement and was 
extinguished, with a loss of $500. No insurance. Cause, incen- 
diary. 

24th. 1 .45, A. M. Alarm from box 5. Fire broke out in the 
building, 530 Main street, owned and occupied by Page & Lit- 
tlefield, stair-builders. Although the Department was quickly 
on hand, the fire had made great headway, but they succeeded 
in saving the building in a damaged condition. Loss on 
building, $1,163; insured. On stock, $4,400; insured for 
$2,550. The building adjoining, owned by H. Daley, was 
slightly scorched. 

25th. 11.25, P. M. Alarm from box 21. Fire discovered 
in the stable of Jotham Barry & Co., on Warren avenue. The 
upper part was badly damaged. The fire extended the entire 
length of the long coal-shed, but it was saved, with slight 
damage to the roof. Loss on stable, shed, and coal, $1,800 ; 
fully insured. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



117 



RECAPITULATION. 



"Whole number of Engineers - - 


5 


" " Officers and Members 


. 128 


Total - - 


- 133 


Steam Fire Engines - - - 


2 


Four Wheeled Hose Carriages - 


5 


Two " " - 


2 


Hose Sleighs - 


5 


Whole number working fires 


33 


" " slight fires 


15 


" " needless alarms 


22 


From fires and alarms out of the City - 


10 


Whole number Alarms - 


80 


Whole amount of Loss 


■ $66,455 00 


" " Insurance 


52,565 00 


Total Loss 


- $13,890 00 



Whole amount of money appropriated and received, $9,556 21 
" " " expended - - 9,295 33 



Balance 



$261 88 



8* 



118 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

LOCATION OF HYDRANTS. 

lowry's. 

No. 

1. Corner of Chelsea Street and Charlestown Square. 

2. " Harvard " " 

3. " Main " « 

4. On Main, opposite head of Winthrop. 

5. " « Pleasant Street. 

6. Corner of Main and Union Streets. 

7. " " Austin " 

8. " " Chapman " 

9. « " Phipps " 

10. Main Street, opposite Franklin Street. 

11. " at Reed's Corner. 

12. " opposite Mead Street. 

13. Corner of Main and Middlesex Streets. 

14. Main Street, opposite Baldwin Street. 

15. Corner of Thorndike and Main Streets. 

16. " Bunker Hill " « 

17. Bunker Hill, opposite Short Street. 

18. Corner of Linden and Bunker Hill Streets. 

19. " Bunker Hill and Quincy " 

20. " North Mead and Bunker HilL 

21. " Belmont and Bunker Hill. 

22. " Sullivan and Bunker Hill Streets. 

23. " Pearl and Bunker Hill 

24. " Elm and Bunker Hill 

25. " Polk and Bunker Hill 

26. " Everett and Bunker Hill 

27. " Lexington and Bunker Hill 

28. " Tufts and Bunker Hill 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 11& 

29. Corner of Decatur and Bunker Hill Streets. 

30. " Main and Water " 

31. " Joiner and Water " 

32. " Water Street, opposite Trull's Distillery. 

33. " Water and Wapping Streets. 

34. « Henry and Chelsea " (Mallett's). 

35. " Gray and Chelsea " 

36. Chelsea Street, opposite 26 Adams Street. 

37. " ' u Tremont " 

38. « " Yine " 

39. Corner of Chelsea Street and Medford. 

40. " Tufts and Medford. 

41. " Lexington and Medford. 

42. " . Everett and Medford. 

43. " Elm and Medford. 

44. " Pearl and Medford Streets. 

45. « Cook and Medford « 

46. " Belmont and Medford " 

47. Medford Street, opposite Union Planing Mill. 

48. Corner of Quincy and Medford Streets. 

49. " Linden and Medford. 

50. " Short and Medford. 

51. " Russell and Auburn Streets. 

52. " Mead and Russell <- 

53. " Walker and Russell " 

54. " Sullivan and Bartlett " 

55. " Pearl and Bartlett " 

56. " Bartlett and Elm " 

57. " Green and Bartlett " 

58. « Concord and Bartlett " 

59. " Lexington and Tremont " 

60. " Edgworth and Tremont " 

61. " Perrin and Jackson " 



120 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

62. Corner of Bainbridge and Moulton Streets. 

63. " Perry and Decatur " 

64. Mount Vernon, opposite house 31. 

65. Corner of Chestnut Street and Mount Vernon Avenue. 

66. " Winthrop Street and Monument Square. 

67. " Pleasant and High Streets. 

68. « Cross and High " 

69. " Elm and High " 

70. " Pearl and High " 

71. " Walker and High «. 

72. " Summer and School Streets. 

73. " Winthrop and Adams " 

74. " Chestnut and Adams " 

75. " Putnam and Common Streets. 

76. " Warren and Winthrop " 

77. " Austin and Front Streets. 

78. " Second and Front 

79. " Union and Front 

80. " Arrow and Front 

81. " Walford and Front 

82. " Mason and Front 

83. Front Street, opposite ice stables. 

84. Corner Walford and Bow Streets. 

85. Corners Washington, Bow and Arrow Streets. 

86. Corner Richmond and Bow Streets. 

87. " Washington and Harvard Streets. 

88. Washington Street, opposite Washington Place. 

89. Corner Union and Washington Streets. 

90. " Union and Richmond " 

91. " Washington and Union " 

92. " Richmond and Austin " 

93. " Lawrence and Austin " 

94. " Lawrence and Chapman " 



CHIEF ENGINEERS REPORT. 



121 



95. Corner Richmond and Chapman Streets, 

96. " Essex and Middlesex " 

97. " Seaver and Cambridge " 

98. " Perkins and Cambridge " 

99. " Perkins and Brighton " 

100. " Mount Pleasant and Perkins Streets. 

101. " Seaver and Haverhill " 

102. Corner Canal and Dorrence Streets. 

103. Dorrence Street, near gas house. 

104 Alford Street, opposite Mystic Brewery. 

105. Cambridge Street, opposite Fisher's keg factory. 

106. Corner Parker and Cambridge Streets. 

107. " Henley and Warren " 

108. " Thompson and Warren " 

109. " Princeton and Marion " 

110. Eastern Railroad, between Maine Railroad and Eastern. 

111. Corner Moulton and Medford Streets. 

112. " Polk and Medford « 

113. Fitchburg Railroad Yard, 



122 CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

SINGLE HYDRANTS. 

Corner of Broadway and Columbia Court. 

" Medford Turnpike and Sherman Square. 
Main Street, opposite car stables. 
Corner Allen and Canal Streets. 
Mill Street, corner of Canal. 
Frothingham, opposite No. 10. 
Williams Street, " " 32. 
Soley " " " 32. 

Cordis " " "21. 

Albion Court, at the head. 
Main Street, opposite Cambridge Street. 
Corner Webster and Hill Streets. 
Allston Street, opposite No. 26. 
Mystic Street, " "23. 

Hittenger's Wharf. 
Tudor's " 

Rubber Works at the Neck. 
Chelsea Bridge Dumps. 
Chelsea Street, near Bridge. 
North Street. 

Charles Street, corner Charles Street Court. 
Fitchburg Railroad Yard. 
Corner Charlestown Square and Warren Avenue. 

" " " « Chelsea Street. 

" Joiner and Chelsea Streets. 

" Henley " " « 

" Chestnut" « " 

« Adams " " " 

" Bunker Hill " « 

« Vine and « " 

" Bambridge and " " 

Chelsea Street, near Chelsea Bridge. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 123 

CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION 

OF THE 

CHARLESTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



OFFICERS FOR 1869. 

President, 
WILLIAM E. DELANO. 

Vice-President, 
GEORGE B. EDMANDS. 

Secretary, 

NATHAN E. ABBOTT. 

Treasurer, 

ELIAS CRAETS, Jr. 

TRUSTEES. 

Committee on Fire Department, 

Alderman SAMUEL E. BRINTNALL. 

Board of Engineers, 

GEORGE E. ROGERS. 

Bed Jacket Hose Company, 

WINSLOW S. OAKMAN. 

Bunker Hill Hose Company, 

JOHN HOWARD. 

Washington Hose Company, 

GEORGE H. GARDNER. 

Franklin Hose Company, 

GEORGE GETCHELL. 

Massachusetts Hook and Ladder Company,- 

CHARLES E. CUTTER. 

Exempt Fireman, 
AUGUSTUS WILSON. 

The Association was organized March, 1867. The Annual 
Meeting takes place on the second Monday in March, for the 
choice of officers. The Board of Trustees meet quarterly. 



APPENDIX. 



JANUARY. 

2d. 12.40, P.M. Alarm from Box 5, caused by the boil- 
ing over of a kettle of fat in house corner of Allen and Main 
streets. 

14th. 7.10, P.M. Alarm from Box 24, from chimney on 
Corey street. 

9.50, P.M. Alarm from Box 21. Fire discovered in the 
junk shop of Mr. Buckingham, corner of Water and Chamber 
streets ; building slightly damaged. Loss on building and stock 
$340 ; insured. Cause, accidental. 

15th. 7.15, A.M. Alarm from Box 21, caused by the 
rekindling of fire amongst old rags in Mr. Buckingham's shop. 
Extinguished without damage. 

17th. Alarm from Box 6. Needless alarm from the dry- 
ing of plastering in block of houses corner of Haverhill and 
Main streets. 

24th. Alarm from Box 7, caused by woman frying meat 
at the corner of Thorndike and Main streets. 

27th. 6.40, A.M. Alarm from Box 21. Fire discovered 
in the hair-dressing shop of Mrs. Andrews, under the Waverley 
House. It was quickly extinguished with a loss to the proprie- 
tor of $945 ; fully insured. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

28th. 1, P.M. Alarm from Box 7. Fire discovered in 
the stable of B. K. Whiton, on Mead street. Loss, $25 ; in- 
sured. Cause, incendiary. 

29 th. 11.10, P. M. Alarm from Box 21. Fire broke out in 
the shoe-store of T. McElwain, City square. It was quickly 
extinguished. Mr. McElwain's loss on stock, $1,750; insured. 
Wm. DeCosta, lessee of building, loss $305. Cause unknown. 

31st. 3.30, P.M. Alarm from Box 3. Fire broke out 



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in the stable of Mason & Littlefield, on Medford street. Roof 
badly damaged, and about twelve tons of hay destroyed. Loss, 
$550; fully insured. 

FEBRUARY. 

9th. 2.30, A.M. Alarm from Box 31, caused by a fire dis- 
covered in the cabinet factory of Mr. Brown, on Medford street. 
Put out with buckets. No loss ; supposed incendiary. 

9th. 1.10, P.M. Alarm from Box 14. Slight fire in tene- 
ment house on Front street, owned by' Michael Reagan. Loss, 
$25. Cause, defective flue. 

15th. 6.05, P.M. Alarm from Box 6. Needless alarm, caused 
by drying plastering in block of houses corner of Haverhill and 
Main streets. 

17th. 4, P.M. Alarm from Box 32 and 7. Fire in the barn 
of Smith & Co., rear of Walker street. Loss, $20 ; insured. 
Cause, incendiary. 

21st. 9.55, P.M. Alarm from Box 13. Fire discovered in 
a small stable on Austin street, owned and occupied by Wm. 
H. Harris. Loss, $25. Cause, incendiary. 

24th. 3.30, A.M. Alarm from Box 6. Fire broke out in the 
stable of John Gardner, rear of Alford street, occupied by Mr. 
Stimpson. Slightly damaged. Loss, $25. Insured; incen- 
diary. 

25th. 2, P.M. Alarm from Box 6. Fire broke out in 
the Old Soap Factory, in the rear of Kent's Brewery, owned by 
James Lee, jr. It was unoccupied. The wind blowing very hard 
at the time, the building was well on fire when the Department 
arrived and was mostly consumed. Loss, $5,000 ; fully insured. 
The Steamer Howard exploded her boiler at this fire from 
some unknown cause, severely injuring Mr. I. W. Brackett, the 
fireman. His leg was badly broken, and he sustained other 
injuries. Mr. Albert C. Smith, the engineer, was somewhat in- 
jured, his collar bone being thrown out of joint. The fire was 
caused by an incendiary. 



APPENDIX. Ill 



26th. 2, A.M. Alarm from Box 5. Fire discovered in the 
Grocery store of C. A. Baker, 589 Main street. It was quickly 
extinguished by the Department. Loss on stock, $600 ; in- 
sured. Loss on building, $200 ; insured. 



THE FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 



LOCATION OF SIGNAL BOXES AND KEYS. 

No. 3 — Holmes's Manufactory, Medford street. Key at same. 

No. 4—305 Medford street. Key at Brooks's Counting Room. 

No. 5— Junction Medford and Bunker Hill Streets. Key at Dodge's, 
Apothecary. 

No. 6— Corner of Seaver and Main sts. Key at Peaslee & King's store. 

No. 7— Corner of Main and Eden streets. Key at Lovering's and W. L. 
Bond's. 

No. 12 — Corner Miller and Main streets. Key at Stickney's store. 

No. 13— Corner of Washington and Union streets. Keys at 68 Washing- 
ton street, and H. Thomas's store, Austin street. 

No. 14— Front, foot of Arrow street. Key at Waitt's Factory. 

No. 15— F. R. R. Yard. Key at Round House. 

No. 16 — Junction Main and Harvard streets. Keys at T. S. G. Robinson's 
store and W. B. Morse's, Apothecary. 

No. 21 — City Square, corner Chamber street. Keys at Car Office and 
Police Station. 

No. 23— Corner Henley street and Henley place. Key at Mullett & Brad- 
bury's. 

No. 24— Junction of Tufts, Vine and Bunker Hill streets. Key at Stacey's, 
Apothecary. 

No. 25— Corner of Concord and Bunker Hill streets. Keys at Ginn's 
store, 156 Bunker Hill street, and A. P. Melzar's, Apothecary, 
171 Bunker Hill street. 

No. 31 — Corner Bunker Hill and Webster streets. Key at Car Office. 

No. 32— Corner of Walker and Kussell streets. Keys at J. W. Tucker- 
man's store, and house 59 Russell street. 

No. 34 — 21 Medford street. Key at Edmand's Pottery. 

No. 41 — Steamer House, Elm street. 

No. 42 — Navy Yard. 
Positively no second alarm to be given unless by order of an engineer. 



IV - APPENDIX. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO KEY HOLDERS. 

1. On the breaking out of a fire, notice should be immediately commu- 
nicated to the nearest Alarm Box, Keys of which are always in the hands 
of the Police, and responsible persons in the vicinity of the Boxes. 

2. Keyholders, upon the discovery or positive information of a fire, will 
unlock the box, pull down the slide or hook once, and let go. This gives 
the desired alarm all over the city, repeating itself four times. 

3. All persons giving fire alarms are requested to remain by the box a 
moment, and if no clicking is heard in the box, pull again ; if you still 
hear no clicking, go to the next nearest box and give the alarm from that. 

4. Never signal for a fire seen at a distance. Never touch the hook 
except to give an alarm of fire. Be sure the box is locked before leaving 
it. Give an alarm for no cause other than an actual fire. Do not give an 
alarm for a chimney. 

5. Owners and occupants of buildings are requested to inform themselves 
of the locations of the Signal Boxes near their property: also the places 
where the Keys are kept. Be sure the alarm is properly given. One sin" 
gle stroke of the Bells and Gongs is not given for an alarm of fire. 

6. Alarms will be sounded upon the fire bells thus: for box 5, five 
strokes 1-1-1-1-1, with short intervals, and repeating. For box 32, three 
strokes 1-1-1, a pause, then two strokes 1-1, a pause, and repeating. 
Alarms for other numbers are given in a like manner. 

I. P. MAGOUN, Chief Engineer. 



EXTRACT FROM AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PROTECTION 
OF THE FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

Sect. 1. Any person or persons who shall wilfully deface, injure, or 
destroy, or in any way interfere with the Fire Alarm Telegraph in this 
City, or any part thereof, or any of its appurtenances, shall, for every 
such offence, forfeit and pay a penalty of twenty dollars for the use of the 
city. 

Sect. 2. Any person who shall open any Alarm Box connected with 
the Fire Alarm Telegraph, except by the authority of, or with the keys 
furnished by the Board of Engineers, shall forfeit and pay therefor a pen- 
alty of twenty dollars for the offence, for the use of the city. 



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