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ANNUAL STATEMENT 



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CITY OF CHAELESTOWN, 



From February 28, 1873, to January 12, 1874; 



TOGETHER WITPI THE REPORTS OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER 

OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND BRIDGE 

COMMISSIONER. 




BOSTON; 

ROCKWELL & CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

122 Washington Street. 

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EECEIPT8 AND EXPENDITURES, 



Dr. LINUS E. PEARSON, Treasurer, in Account, to 

January 12, 1874. 

To cash on hand as per account March 1, 1873 $58,266.60 

" received from Loans on City Notes 644,776.64 

" " «' Sales of Municipal Bonds 52,000.00 

" <« " " " Water Loan " 39,000.00 

•' " " Mystic Water Board, Water Rates, from , 

March 1, 1873, to January 1, 1874 163,616.97 

" '« " Collector of Taxes of 1871 $160.40 

<» " " " " " " 1872, 64,142.31 

" " " <' '< " " 1873, 448,215.23 512,517.94 

" " " State Treasurer, Corporation Tax on account 

of 1872anf'. 1873, 10,894.91 

" *' " Assessments for Se-wers 9,478.91 

" " '< " " Betterments 3,442.75 

'• " " " '• Edgestones and gidewalks.. 4,181.42 

" " " Interest accrued on City Bonds sold. Notes 

due the City, Taxes, etc., " Interest Ac- 
count" 6,772.49 

" " " Interest accrued on Water Bonds sold, also, 

from City of Chelsea as per contract on 

account of the introduction of Mystic Water 

into the City of Chelsea, " Water Interest 

Account " 3,500.42 

" " " State Treasurer, amount due on account of 

" State Aid " for 1872 13,567.18 

" " " State Treasurer, Tax on Bank Shares owned 

by residents of Charlestown in Banks with- 
out the City, and ■within the Common- 

■wealth 6,986.71 

" " " State Treasurer, reimhursement of amount 

paid by the City for " Militia Bounty," 1873. 887.60 

" " " State of Massachusetts, sundry cities and 

towns, reimbursement of amount paid by the 

City for Relief of Poor, chargeable to the 

State and said cities and towns 7,313.74 

" " " D. B. Weston, Agent for board of sundry 

persons at Almshouse, etc., from March 1, 

1873 to January 5, 1874 1,178,28 

" " " Daniel Williams, Esq., Clerk of Police Court, 

on account of amount due the City from said 

Court for olflcers' fees, etc., for the years 

1872-73 l,900.0a 

" " " Sundry persons, cash payments on sales of 

Real Estate, as follows: — viz., F. 0. & J. 

T. Reed & Sawin, $807.50; F. G. Sagar, 

$1,331.39 2,138.89 

Wm. T. Van Nostrand, $500, « City Sinking 

Fund" £00.00 2,638.89 

" " " Maiden Bridge Fund, reimbursement of 

amount paid by the City for repairs and 

maintenance of Maiden Bridge in conse- 
quence of the non-payment of assessment 

of City of Boston 3,137.49 

Amount carried forward, $1,444,058.84 



Jan. 12, 1874, inclusive, with CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. Dr. 

. Amounfbronght forward, $1,444,058.84 
To cash received from Appropriation for Repairs of Streets, for ma- 
terials and labor used on streets, originally 
charged to the appropriation for paving Med- 

ford street. "Medford St. Paving" 2,500.00 

" " " Sundry persons, being awards for damages 

on account of " Laying out Streets," said par- 
ties having appealed to, and received the full 
amount of a Shertflf's Jury, the original 
aXvards were withheld and are credited back 
to the appropriation for "Laying out Streets," 
as follows, viz. : — 
M. B. Bewail, $700; A. Furbush, $450; 

Bailey Bros., $100 1,250.00 

" " " Sales of house offal, from March 1, 1873, to 

January 1, 1874. '' Collection of Offal " . . . . 2,327.44 

" " " Sales of Hook and Ladder Truck, Jumper, 

hose, etc., "Fire Department" 1,096.86 

" " " Bunker Hill Monument Association, sixth and 

seventh annual payments due the City on 
account of the extension of Monument ave- 
nue, from Warren to Main street. "Laying 

out Streets " 1,200.00 

" " " T. T. Sawyer, President, the following 

amounts : — 

Donation of Miss Charlotte Harris of 

Boston 100.00 

- Bequest of Bdwin F.Adams, Esq 1,000.00 

Two years' interest on the same at 7 per 

cent 140.00 

Fines, sales of Catalogues, etc. "Public 

Library" 275.53 1,515.53 

" " " O. F. Raymond, E. B. Stetson and Samuel 

Knight, for release of City's claim on their 
respective estates for betterments on account 
of the widening of Main street at Crafts 

corner. " Laying out Streets " 404.00 

" " " Bridge Commissioners, one-half of rents col- 

lected on Charles River and Warren Bridge 

to August 1, 1873. " C. R. & W. Bridges " . 546.74 

" " " Sales macadamize, aslies, etc., and labor on 

Charles River and Warren Bridges 281.10 

T. R. B. Edmands, error in auditing bill, 

" Repairs of Streets " 25.00 306.10 

" " " Salesof old Plank, "Chelsea Bridge" 128.40 

" " " Charles Burcham, Superintendent, for care of 

lamps, etc., on Charles River and Warren 
Bridges, damages to gas pipes, etc. "Fuel 

and Lighting" 139.52 

" " " Warren Institution for Savings, one year's in- 

terest to April 16, 1873, on 

J. Foss' bequest, " Flag Fund " 131.05 

" " "17th of June Fund". 131.05 262.10 

Amount carried forward, $1,455,735.53 



Dr. LINUS E. PEARSON, Treasurer, in Account, to 

Amount brought forward, $1,455,735.53 
To cash received from Charlestown Five Cents Savings Banls, one 
year's interest to April 16, 1873, on A. Bab- 
cock's bequest, " Music Fund " 182.70 

" " " D. B. "Weston, amount collected by him as re- 

imbursement of amount paid for support of 

boys at Lowell, " Truants " 128.00 

" " " Appropriation for Health Department, re- 

imbursement of amount paid from appropri- 
ation for Drains and Sewers for abatement 
of nuisance on No. Mead and Walnut streets 190.67 

" " " Sale of lumber for Maiden Bridge, "Drains 

and Sewers" 24.35 215.02 

" " " Sundry persons, assessments on account of 

abatement of nuisance on No. Mead and 

Walnut streets, " Health Department " 98.72 

" " " J. Stone, Mayor, amount received by him 

through the Confessional as belonging to the 

City, '• Conscience Fund" 60.00 

" " " J. Murdock, for release of City's claim on his 

estate on account of betterments on Decatur 

street. " Laying out Streets " 49.75 

" " " O.F. Raymond, for sale of estate No. 4 Beach 

place, assessed to J. A. Sanborn, and pur- 
chased by the City for non-payment of Taxes 

of 1872 34.49 

" " " H. A. Stark, amount credited to him for sale 
of old buildings on Fremont street, said 
amount having been included in an addition- 
al award to him made June 3, 1873. " Con- 
tingencies" , 30.00 

" " " Jeremiah Rich, amount erroneously credited 

him on Pay-Roll No. 8, " Fuel for Schools". 38.40 

" " " CMj and Suffolk Fire Insurance Companies 

of Boston, return premiums on policies 
Nos. 23,643 and 31,211, " Support of Water 

Works" 126.99 

" " " C. Williams, Jr., error in bill rendered on ac- 
count, "Fire Alarm Telegraph " 6.85 

" " " City Clerk, fees, etc., as follows, viz. : — 

Recording mortgages, etc 257.20 

, Marriage licenses 192.00 

Billiard licenses 130.00 

Circus licenses 100.00 

Junk-dealers' licenses 60.00 

Teamsters' licenses 24.00 

Pawnbrokers' licenses 20.00 

Auctioneers' licenses 18.00 

Employment-office licenses 2.00 803.20 

Cost on taxes, rents, etc 1,051.11 



$1,458,560.76 



Jan. 12, 1874, inclusive, with CITY OF CHAELESTOWN. Cr. 

January 12, 1874. 

By amount paid on City Deferred Roll of 1872. i $52,306.56 

" " " Soldiers' " " " " 1,235.50 

" « " City Pay-rolls Nos. 1 to 10 inclusive 433,429.41 

" " "Soldiers" " " " " 10,721.15 

" " " CityNotes 607,457.46 

" " " Interest on City Bonds, Notes, etc 89.499.58 

" " " " " Water Loan Bonds 80,110.00 

" " to Municipal Sinking Fund Committee, appropria- 

tion for Sinking Fund, "City Debt" for the 

year 1873 15,000.00 

Proceeds from sales of Real Estate 2,638.89 

Payments on " Notes Receivable " 665.68 18,304.57 

" " " Water Sinking Fund Committee, net earnings 

of Water Works from September 1, 1872 to 

September 1, 1873 52,141.53 

", " " State Treasurer, State Tax for 1873 42,975.00 

" « " County Treasurer, County Tax for 1872, $22,151; 

for 1873, $24,482.70 46,633.70 

" " " State Treasurer, Tax assessed on shares in the , 

Bunker Hill and Monument National Banks 
of this City owned by and assessed to non- 
residents of the City of Charlestown, and Cor- 
porations, in accordance with the provisions of 

Sects. 6 and 7, Chf.p. 315, Acts of 1873 8,956.39 

" " " John N. Devereux, being abatement made by 

Board of Assessors, July 32, 1873, on his tax , . 

for 1871, said tax having previously been paid 

in full 110.96 

« <( (( Daniel Johnson, being refund of part of amount 

paid by him, as betterments on his estate in 
Church court, on account of widening of Main 

street at Craft's corner 68.17 

" " " Susan Leonard, being refund of amount paid by 

her for Hawker's and Peddler's license, " Or- 

» der of City Council" 25.00 

« Cash on hand January 12, 1874 14,585.78 

$1,458,560.76 



L. E. PEARSON, 
Charlestown, January 12, 1874. City Treasurer. 



Dr. 



BALANCE SHEET. 



City Property, 

Notes Receivable, 

Warren Institution for Savings, " 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank, . 

Water Works, 

Armory Rents 

Reduction of City Debt, 

Abatement of Taxes 

Corporation and Bank Tax, 

Collector of Taxes, 1869 

" " " 1870, 

" " " 1871, 

" << " 1872, 

" " " 1873, 

Sundry Accounts, 

State Aid • 

Sidewalk Assessments 

Sevcer " 

Betterment " 

Interest on Water Bonds 

Support of Water Works, 

Sinking Fund Committee, " Water Debt," 
« " " City Debt," . 

Redemption of City Bonds, 

'■ " Water Bonds, 

Cash 



$198,514 

23,163 

4,000 

3,000 

1,460,000 

2,100 

933,524 

14,858 

3,537 

2,730 

3,074 

2,760 

3,799 

95,337 

301 

12,826 

5,231 

7,747 

4,177 

39,054 

32,824 

96,620 

56,623 

20,000 

57,000 

14,585 



$3,097,395 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, January 12, 1874. Cr. 



Notes Payable, 

City Bonds, 

"Water Bonds, 

Police, 

Repairs of School-houses, 

Health, 

Public Library, 

Salaries of City OiJicers, 

A. Babcock's Legacy, 

School Incidentals 

Salaries of Teachers, etc., 

Support of Poor, 

New Lamps, 

J. Foss's Bequests, ........ 

Laying out Streets 

Fuel for Schools, 

Refunding of Taxes, ....... 

Unappropriated Tases, 

City Deferred Roll, 

Income of Foss Flag Bequest, . . . 
Repairs of Public Property, .... 

Evening Schools, . 

Collection of Offal, 

Fire Alarm Telegraph 

Mystic River Corporation Stock, . 

Drawing Schools, 

Charles River and Warren Bridges, 

Interest, 

Contingencies, 

Drains and Sewers 

Care and Support of Truants, etc.. 

Fuel and Lighting, 

Fire Department, 

Water Rates, 

Sinking Fund " Water Debt," . . . 
" " "City Debt,". . . . 



$156,349 


46 


1,191,000 


00 


1,460,000 


00 


8,467 


71 


1,089 


43 


1,528 


32 


746 


55 


3,236 


89 


3,000 


00 


451 


93 


17,318 


50 


3,646 


45 


456 


51 


4,000 


00 


5,567 


72 


270 


19 


444 


20 


2,961 


51 


10,256 


88 


131 


05 


517 


60 


536 


58 


191 


85 


248 


70 


2,232 


29 


420 


19 


1,476 


78 


4,701 


33 


772 


89 


5,449 


06 


244 


08 


5,912 


61 


4,335 


97 


46,187 


25 


96,620 


64 


56,623 


97 


$3,097,395 


09 





10 



CERTIFICATE OF 

Examination of City Treasurer's accounts, and release from further liahility 
under his official hond. 

We, the undersigned, the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Charlestown 
for the year 1873, and holding over in said capacities by virtue of Chapter 286 
of the Acts of 1873, hereby certify that we have made a careful examination 
of the books, papers, bonds, notes, mortgages, moneys, vouchers, and other 
property in the hands of Linus E. Pearson, the Treasurer and Collector of 
Taxes of said city, and find that the accounts are correctly kept, and properly 
vouched for, and that the balance of money on hand on the twelfth day of 
January, A. D. 1874, was fourteen thousand five hundred and eighty-five 
and seventy-eight one hundredths dollars (14,585.78). And we further certify 
that said Linus E. Pearson has fulfilled all of the duties and obligations re- 
quired under the condition of his official bond to said city, dated March 1, 
A. D. 1865, and incumbent upon him as Treasurer and Collector of Taxes as 
aforesaid during the whole term for which he has held said offices. 

And we further certify that the conditions of said bond have been carefully 
complied with, and we, accordingly, hereby release and discharge the said 
Pearson, and the sureties named in said bond, his and their respective heirs 
executors, and administrators, from all liability under said bond. 

And we hereby authorize and direct the said Pearson to transfer, deliver, 
and pay over to the City Treasurer of the City of Boston, all books, papers, 
money, and other property in his possession as such Treasurer. 

Witness our hands this thirtieth day of January, A. D. 1874, 

JONATHAN STONE, Mayor. 
NELSON BAETLETT, 
EICHARD POWER, 
P. S. BRIGGS, 
J. B. NORTON, 
GEO. M. STARBIRD, 
EDW'D T. RAND, 
JASPER STONE, 
WM. E. JARVIS, 
A. D. HOITT, 
Board of Aldermen of the City of Charlestown. 



DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITUEES. 



Salaries of City OrncERS. 

Jonathan Stone, Mayor, 

John T. Priest, City Clerk, 

Assistance in City Clerk's office, 

Linus E. Pearson, City Treasurer, 

Assistance in City Treasurer's office, 

William S. Stearns, City Solicitor, 

Thomas E. Smith, City Messenger, 

Oliver Ayers, Chief of Police, 
Health Officer, 
" i Superintendent of Burials, 

David B. Weston, Secretary of Overseers of Poor, 1,143 50 

Geo. S. Pendergast, Chairman, ^ 

Andrew J. Locke, > Assessors, 

George B. Thomas, 3 

Lyman H. Bigelow, Clerk of Assessors, 

F. E. Frothingham, Clerk of Assessors, 

Thomas H. Haskell, Clerk of Common Council, 

H. W. Ball, City Engineer, 

E. L. Brown, City Engineer, 

William S. Robbins, Superintendent of Streets, 

William E. Delano, Chief Engineer, Fire Depart- 
ment, 423 52 

John Bartlett, Assistant Engineer, Fire Depart- 
ment, 127 05 



$2,000 00 


2,117 


57 


386 


00 


2,117 


57 


708 


00 


1,270 


55 


1,694 


06 


1,439 


96 


84 


70 


84 


70 


1,143 


50 


1,270 


55 


572 


77 


572 


77 


102 


47 


816 


45 


254 


10 


588 


90 


258 


12 


1,270 


55 



Amount carried forioard , $19,303 86 



12 

Atnount brought forward, $19,303 86 

Enoch J. Clark, Assistant Engineer, Fire Depart- 



roent, 




127 05 


P. J. Donovan, Assistant Engineer, 


Fire Depart- 




ment, 




127 05 


David S. Tucker, Assistant Engineer and Sec- 




retary, Fire Department, 




211 75 


Charles W. Stevens, City Physician 


j 


423 52 


William A. Williams, Milk Inspector, 


84 70 


Winslow S. Oakman, City Sealer, 


( 


254 10 
120,532 03 


Appropriation, 


$23,550 00 




Transfer from "Contingencies," 


218 92 






$23,768 92 




Expended, \ 


20,532 03 




Balance unexpended, 


$3,236 89 





SALARIES OF TEACHERS, ETC. 

Salaries of teachers in High, Grammar, Inter- 
mediate, and Primary schools, $79,206 50 
Benjamin F. Tweed, Superintendent of Schools, 2,500 00 
F. A. Downing, Secretary of School Committee, 400 00 
James Miskelly, Messenger, 600 00 



$82,706 50 



Appropriation, $100,025 00 

Expended, 82,706 50 



Balance unexpended, $17,318 50 



13 



SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. 



Care of rooms, 


$4,908 46 


Eepairing beating apparatus, 


411 23 


School furniture and repairs, 


224 68 


Painting, glazing, window-shades, etc., 


226 34 


Books and stationery. 


1,963 21 


Chemicals and apparatus. 


90 19 


Brushes, brooms, shovels, repairing locks, etc.. 


353 76 


Printing and advertising. 


476 30 


Water rates. 


1,128 07 


Gas, 


176 70 


Gas-fitting and plumbing, 


61 03 


Carpentry, 


405 10 


White-Avashing, 


123 00 


Transfer to appropriation for school lot, Polk 




street, 


2,000 00 




$12,548 07 


Appropriation, $13,000 00 




Expended, 12,548 07 





Balance unexpended, $451 93 



INFANT SCHOOL. 
Mrs. James M. Stone, Treasurer, $200 00 

Appropriation, $200 00 

Expended, $200 00 



14' 



EVENINa SCHOOLS. 



Services of teachers, 
Care of rooms, 
Advertising, posting bills. 


etc.. 


$800 
263 


00 

42 

58 


$193 00 
48 50 
21 92 


Appropriation, 
Expended, 


$263 42 


Balance unexpended, 


$536 





DRAWING SCHOOLS. 



Services of teachers, 
Stationery and advertising, 



Appropriation, 
Expended, 

Balance unexpended. 





$309 00 
70 81 


$800 00 
379 81 


$379 81 



$420 19 



ALTERATION, REPAIRS AND RENTS OF SCHOOL- 
HOUSES. 



Carpentry, 

Mason work, repairing and whitening plastering. 



Painting and glazing, 



Amount carried forward, 



$622 64 
237 59 
268 44 

$1,128 67 



15 



Amount brought forward, 




$1,128 67 


Plumbing, 




116 24 


Repairing roof, 




51 90 


Iron fence, stone posts and netting, 




507 00 


Sash elevators and paper hangings, 




32 33 


Heating apparatus and repairs, 




680 75 


Ash barrels, etc., 




147 55 


Lumber, 




127 75 


Labor, 




118 88 


Sundry expenses, 




29 50 




$2,940 57 


Appropriation, 


$4,000 00 




Sundry receipts. 


30 00 
$4,030 00 




Expended, 


2,940 57 




Balance unexpended, 


$1,089 43 





SCHOOL LOT— POLK STREET. 
4,800 feet of land, bought of G. W. White, 

Transfer from " School incidentals," $2,000 00 
" " "Eepairs of public 
property," - 1,600 00 



Expended, 



$3,600 00 

$8,600 00 



$3,600 00 



16 



FUEL FOB SCHOOLS. 



Wood and coal. 

Sawing and splitting wood, 

Weighing coal, 

Shavings, 


$6,000 00 

38 40 

• 1,450 00 


$6,951 46 

192 &^ 

35 09 

39 00 


Appropriation, 

Sundry receipts. 

Transfer from " Contingencies," 


$7,218 21 


Expended, 


$7,488 40 
7,218 21 




Balance unexpended. 


$270 19 





NE W LAMPS AND FIXTURES. 
Lamps, brackets, reflectors and labor, 



Appropriation, 
Expended, 

Balance unexpended. 



$1,000 00 
543 49 

$456 51 



$543 49 



FUEL AND LIGHTING. 



Superintendent of Lamps, 
Lamp-lighters, 

Amount carried forward , 



$166 64 
3,600 CO 

$3,766 64 



17 



Amount brought forward, 






$3,766 64 


Gas, street lamps. 






11,155 26 


Gas, City Hall, 






603 60 


Coal and wood, 






1,026 04 


Glazing, 






151 15 


Oil, benzine and naphtha, 






103 30 


Eepairing lanterns, brackets, ladders 


, etc.. 




330 39 


Matches, 






76 00 


Sundries, 






14 53 




117,226 91 


Appropriation, 


$23,000 


00 


^ 


Eeceived from account C. R. and W. 








Bridges, for lighting and care of 








lamps. 


134 


25 




Received for damage to gas pipe, 


5 


27 






$23,139 


52 




Expended, 


17,226 


91 




Balance unexpended, 


$5,912 


61 





PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Librarian, $1,250 00 

Assistant Librarian, 375 00 

375 00 

" " (temporary), 79 50 

Books and periodicals, 2,886 01 

Stationery, 182 81 

Binding books, 132 20 

Amount carried fot ward, $5,280 52 

3c 



18 



Amount brought forward^ $5,280 52 

Printing and advertising, bl lb 

Insurance, 329 03 

Gas fitting, 11 85 

Expressage, 20 75 

Incidental expenses, 117 27 







$5,817 


17 


Appropriation, 


$4,000 00 






Eeceipts from dog licenses, 1872, 


798 19 






Transfer from "Contingencies," 


250 00 






Donation of Charlotte Harris, 


100 00 






" " E. F. Adams and in- 








terest, 


1,140 00 






Fines, sale of catalogues, old paper. 








etc., 


275 53 








$6,563 72 




Expended, 


5,817 17 


^TO. 




Balance unexpended. 


$746 55 
TRUANTS, 1 




CARE AND SUPPORT OF 1 




City of Lowell, 




$510 


98 


State Eeform School, 




306 


95 


State Industrial School, 




52 


00 


Expenses to Lowell, 




13 


99 



Appropriation, $1,000 00 

Received on account of support of boys, 128 00 



$883 92 



$1,128 00 
Expended, 883 92 



Balance unexpended, $24408 



19 



POLICE. 



Captain, 

Lieutenant, 

Patrolmen, 

Substitutes and specials, 

Gas, 

Water rates, 

Cleaning station house. 

Meals for prisoners, 

Conveying prisoners, 

Furniture and repairs, 

Carpentry, 

Whitewashing, 

Horse-keeping and hire, 

Horseshoeing, 

Repairing buggy, etc., 

Badges, 

Sundries, 



Appropriation, $40,000 00 

Keceived from Clerk of Police Court, 
on account for fines, officers' fees, 
etc., 1,700 00 

Received of B. H. Monument Asso- 
ciation, for police services, 200 00 



$1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


28,377 


00 


1,639 


50 


412 


80 


30 


00 


169 


■28 


59 


10 


b^ 


64 


19 


25 


34 


56 


53 


50 


323 


48 


23 


00 


76 


65 


10 


50 


144 03 


$33,432 29 



$41,900 00 
Expended, 33,432 29 



Balance unexpended, $8,467 71 



20 



REPAIBS OF STREETS. 

Labor, $15,612 09 
Paving, setting edgestones, etc., 5,323 27 
Gravel, sand, and macadamize, 1,578 05 
Teaming ashes and gravel, 2,353 79 
Bricks, 1,847 70 
Cement, 71 10 
Drain-pipe, 144 59 
Lumber, 173 54 
Horses, . 525 00 
Cart, tools, and repairs, 442 82 
Grain, 1,190 03 
Horse-shoeing, 161 58 
Harness and stable furniture, 107 24 
Sundry small expenses, 224 96 
Medford street paving, for labor and material fur- 
nished this account, 2,500 00 
Grade damages, School street, 50 00 
" " Medford street, 1,000 00 
Assessment for Maiden Bridge Fund, 2,640 00 



$35,945 76 



Appropriation, $35,000 00 

Assessments levied for sidewalks, 

etc., 4,152 60 

Received for macadamize on Maiden 

bridge, 187 00 

Eeceived for labor on " C. R., and W. 

bridges," 14 00 

Received for sale of ashes, etc., 105 10 

Received for sale of old plank, " Chel- 
sea bridge," 128 40 



Amount carried forward ^ $39,587 10 



21 



Amount brought forward, $39,587 10 

Eeceived for transfer from " New 

Hose," 15 68 

Eeceived for transfer from " Paving 

Medford street," 16 53 

Eeceived for transfer from " Purchase 

and care of trees," 6 09 

Eeceived for transfer from "Interest," 1,571 58 

$41,196 98 

Expended, $35,945 76 

Sidewalk assessments, 

etc., abated, 760 38 



Chelsea Bridge, 4,073 33 

Prison Point " 417 51 



$41,196 98 



BE PAIRS OF CHELSEA BRIDGE. 

Services, $1,550 00 

Lumber, » 2,439 33 

Hardware, 40 33 

Iron work, 25 37 

Sundries, ' 18 30 



$4,073 33 



Eeceived from sale of old plank, etc., $128 40 
Eeceipts and disbursements as above, 

credited and charged to " Eepairs 

of Streets." 



22 



REPAIRS OF PRISON POINT BRIDGE. 



Drawtender, 

Carpentry, 

Lumber, 

Iron work, etc.. 



$200 00 


70 


04 


106 


72 


40 


75 



$417 51 
Charged to account *' Kepairs of Streets." 



PURCHASE AND CARE OF TREES. 



Trees, 




Labor, 




Lumber, 




Ajjpropriation, 




Expended, 


$193 91 


Bal. credited to " repairs 




of streets," 


6 09 







$99 00 
54 37 
40 54 

$193 91 



$200 00 



$200 00 



REPAIRS OF MALDEN BRIDGE. 

Drawtender, $70 00 

Expended, $70 00 

Expended previous to March 1st, 3,067 49 



$3,137 49 
Eeceived from Maiden Bridge 

Fund, $3,137 49 



23 



LAYING OUT STREETS. 

Betterments refunded in part, "widening of 

Main and Warren streets," $193 10 

Judgment and costs, Sewall vs. City, 2,882 06 

" " " Furbusli t;s. " 2,75153 

" " . " Hayes vs.^ " 218 77 

" " " Percival vs. '' . 347 17 

Award of sheriff's jury, costs and interest, 
Quinn vs. City, less amount previously 
awarded by City Council ($5,284), 1,047 95 

Grading Monument street between Bunker 

Hill and Medford streets, 1,444 45 

Damages widening Bow street near City 

square, 512 75 



Appropriation, $10,000 00 

Kec'd for sale of " Crafts corner 

estates," 404 00 

Rec'd for sale of "Decatur street 

estate," 49 75 

Award to Bailey Bros., widening 

Main and Warren streets, 100 00 

Award to M. B. Sewall, Canal 

street, 700 00 

Award to A. Furbush, Canal 

street, 450 00 

The awards to the three last-named 

parties having been decided 

by juries, and the full amounts 

of said awards having been 



,397 78 



Amount carried forward, $11,703 75 



24 



Amount brought forward, $11,703 75 
paid, the original awards are 
credited back to this account. 

Seven annual payments of $600 
each, from Bunker Hill Monu- 
ment Association, on account 
of laying out Monument 
avenue, notpreviously credited 
to any appropriation, 4,200 00 

Received transfer from " Contin- 
gencies," 1,500 00 



$17,403 75 



Expended, $9,397 78 

Betterments abated, 2,438 25 



11,836 03 



Balance unexpended, $5,567 72 



DBAINS AND SEWEBS. 




Labor, 


$3,762 63 


Bricks, 


536 00 


Gravel sand and cement, 


239 85 


Lumber, 


513 50 


Paving, 


40 26 


Tools, 


24 90 


Oil and lanterns, 


12 97 


Drain pipe, 


7 56 


Serving notices. 


19 50 


Sundry expenses. 


82 85 


Contract for Monument street sewer. 


1,650 03 


Amount carried forward, ' 


$6,890 05 



25 



Amount brought forward^ $6,890 05 

Balance of contract, Gray street sewer, 403 01 

Refund of sewer assessments, Mill, Pleasant 

and Edgeworth streets, 105 42 

Damage from defect in sevver, Edgeworth 

street, 25 00 

Labor on sewer, Lyndeborough street, 12 50 

One half of sundry sewer assessments, and one 

half of costs of suit, Bartlett street 

sewer, 396 59 

$7,832 57 



Appropriation, 


$6,000 00 


Reimbursement from " Health " for 




abating nuisances in Walnut 




and North Mead streets. 


190 67 


Rec'd from sale of old plank, 


24 35 


A.ssessments for sewers. 


7,836 59 


Expended, $7,832 57 


114,051 61 


Assessments abated, 769 98 






8,602 55 




Balance unexpended, 


$5,449 06 



FIBE DEPARTMENT. 

Salaries, $13,574 24 

Hay, straw and grain, 1,376 32 

Horse and exchange of horses, 600 00 

Wagon, 265 25 

Hose carriage, 675 00 

Amount carried forward, $16,490 81 

4o 



26 



Amount brought fory^ard. 


$16,490 81 


Hj'drant chucks and 


patent nozzles, 


865 00 


Other apparatus and 


general repairs, 


1,707 64 


Horseshoeing, 




259 60 


Plarness, etc., and st 


able fnrniture, 


353 11 


Furniture and repairs, 


328 03 


Laundry work. 




168 19 


Carpentry, masonry, 


painting, glazing, plumb- 




ing, etc.. 




983 41 


Reservoir repairs. 




139 75 


Fire hats and fronts. 




75 25 


Coal and wood, 




549 72 


Gas, 




479 00 


Water rates. 




75 00 


Fines of members, 




445 00 


Poll taxes refunded, 




90 00 


Badges, 




374 85 


Sundry expenses, 




676 53 




$24,060 89 


Appropriation, 


$27,300 00 





Eec'd for sale of hand-hose car- 
riage No. 2, 450 00 

Rec'd for sale of jumper and hose, 289 00 
" " " " hook-aud-ladder 

truck, 350 00 

Rec'd for sale of manure, etc., 7 86 



$28,396 86 
Expended, 24,060 89 



Balance unexpended, $4,335 97 



27 



NEW BOSE. 



1,056 feet hose, $1,984 32 

Appropriation, $2,000 00 

Expended, $1,984 32 



Balance charged to account 



" Eepairs of streets," 15 68 



!,000 00 



FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

Services, $94 50 

Fire-alarm boxes, 500 00 

Vitriol, insulators, magnet, wire, etc., 199 35 

Painting, lettering boxes and signs, 31 05 

Ironwork, brackets, and repairs, 111 83 

Hardware, 21 42 



Appropriation, $1,200 00 

Sundry receipts, 6 85 



$1,206 85 
Expended, 958 15 



Balance unexpended, $248 70 



$958 15 



USE OF HYDRANTS. 

Water rates, $2,200 00 

Appropriation, $2,200 00 

Expended, $2,200 00 



28 



SUPPORT OF POOR. 

Groceries, $6,531 76 

Provisions, 1,402 54 

Fuel, 1,493 41 

Medical attendance and medicine, 452 02 

Burials, 586 50 

Dry goods and clothing, 43-7 44 

Furniture, 103 43 

Horse-hire and repairing carts, 25 52 

Hay and grain, • 185 81 

Oil, 50 08 

Carpentry, masonwork, glazing and whitewashing, 74 43 

Cash orders, 1,186 73 

Aid to paupers, 497 17 

Support of insane, 2,927 98 

Sundry small items, 102 71 

Salary of Superintendent of Almshouse, 606 67 

Disbursements at Almshouse, 621 37 



$17,345 57 



Appropriation, $12,500 00 

Eeceived from the State and from 
sundry cities, towns, and in- 
dividuals for aid furnished to, 
and support of poor, 8,492 02 



$20,992 02 
Expended, 17,345 57 



Balance unexpended, $3,646 45 



29 



COLLECTION OF OFFAL. 



Superintendent of Oflfal, 

Labor, 

Hay and straw, 

Grain, 

Horse-shoeing, 

Repairing harness, wagon, etc., 

Hardware, 

Blanket, etc., 

Carpentry, 

Sundries, 



Appropriation, $4,000 00 

Eeceived from sundry persons for 

sale of swill, 2,327 44 



$6,327 44 
Expended, 6,135 59 



Balance unexpended, $191 85 



HEALTH. 



Nursing small-pox patients. 

Services, 

Groceries and provisions. 

Fuel, 

Drugs and medicine. 

Fumigation, and bedding destroyed, 

Crockery, 

Yaccine virus. 

Amount carried forward^ 



$918 00 


4,448 


88 


265 


06 


300 


90 


79 


70 


51 


29 


20 


11 


19 


25 


2 


60 


29 


80 



;,135 59 



$467 


44 


279 


50 


190 


83 


86 


36 


38 


54 


115 


00 


55 


90 


10 


00 


$1,243 


57 



30 



Amoimt brought forward, 


11,243 57 


Lumber, 


42 27 


Sundry expenses, 


68 61 


Abating nuisance, Walnut street,' 


25 28 


" " Quincy " 


190 67 


Transfer to " C. E. and W. Bridges," 


2,000 00 



1,570 40 



Appropriation, $5,000 00 

Received on account abatement of 

nuisances on Walnut and No. 

Mead streets, 98 72 



$5,098 72 
Expended, 3,570 40 



Balance unexpended, $1,528 32 



MAINTENANCE OF CHARLES BIVEB AND WARREN 

BRIDGES. 

Commissioner, 

Diawtenders, 

Lobster house, engine house and labor, 

Engine gearing and attaching to draw, 

Ironwork, lumber, castings and labor, 

Carpentry, 

Paving and materials, 

Masonwork, painting, glazing and plumbing. 

Gas, 

Repairing gas pipes. 

Lighting and care of lamps. 

Amount carried forward, $6,747 57 



$458 33 


1,375 


00 


1,084 


06 


1,077 


05 


936 


56 


539 


02 


372 


04 


71 


95 


603 


73 


143 


23 


86 


60 



31 



Amount brought forward, 




$6,747 57 


Oil, 




88 50 


Coal, 




53 07 


Water-pipes and labor, 




148 73 


Sprinkling bridges, 




300 00 


Horse-shoeing, 




21 87 


Grain, 




188 66 


Veterinary services, 




17 50 


Sundry small items, 




129 06 


Damage to F. R. R. by raising 


grade Warren 




bridge, 




375 00 




$8,069 96 


Appropriation, 


$7,000 00 




Received for rents, etc.. 


518 75 




Lighting and care of lamps, 


19 47 




Sundry items 


8 52 




Transfer from " Health," 


2,000 00 






, $9,546 74 




Expended, 


8,069 96 




Balance miexpended, 


11,476 78 





CONTINGENCIES. 

Salary of milk inspector, 1872, 

Salary of lock-up keeper, 

Books, stationery, and binding books. 

Books for assessors. 

Street clerk to assessors, 

List and abstracts of deeds for assessors, 

Examination of titles. 

Witness fees and court expenses, 

Amount carried forward. 



$25 


00 


37 


20 


474 


12 


130 


00 


174 


00 


228 


81 


120 


00 


266 


14 



,455 27 



32 



Amount brought forward, $1,455 27 

Civil engineer's services, Arlington avenue, burial 
ground flats, and Tibbett's town wajs 

Post office stamps and box rent, 

Printing and advertising, 

"Water-rates, city tiall. 

Carpentry, 

Kinging bell, 

Ice, 

Sprinkling City square. 

Cleaning court room, 

Gas in armories. 

Flag stafi", halliards, etc., at Sullivan square. 

Auctioneer services, 

Constables, serving election warrants. 

Ward officers, services at elections, 

Eent of ward rooms for elections, 

Ballot boxes, 

D. Williams, city clerk, pro tern., 

Inspection and repairs of steam fire engine " Mys- 
tic," 

Labor on burial grounds, 

Land on Auburn street. 

Sundry small awards. 

Refund of part of tax. 

Town of Everett, real estate tax. 

Stable on Tremont street, 

Appropriation for Memorial Day, 

Appropriation for messenger Common Council, 

Collecting poll taxes. 

Sundry items. 

Mystic River Corporation assessments. 

Collections made in 1862 for widening Chelsea 
place, damages to Caswell heirs, 

$7,573 65 



629 


67 


54 


50 


1,872 


67 


68 


00 


20 


00 


108 


00 


8 


00 


90 


00 


73 


75 


250 


00 


75 


00 


124 


35 


154 


20 


150 


00 


181 


00 


13 


87 


40 


00 


262 


00 


24 


00 


36 


75 


165 


00 


30 


00 


27 


93 


50 


00 


300 


00 


100 


00 


209 


00 


292 


51 


67 


50 


640 


68 



$10,000 00 


406 


55 


393 


30 


50 


00 



33 



Appropriation, 

Rec-'d costs on taxes, etc., and estates 
sold for taxes, 

" rents on land and buildings, 

<' peddler's licenses, 

<* forfeit of bond of G. H. Jacobs, 
of April 4, 1868, relative to 
erection of buildings at cor. 
of High and Elm streets, 200 00 

" return premium on insurance 

city scales, 1 26 

" conscience money, through the 

confessional, 60 00 

'* from city clerk, fees and licens- 
es, March 1, 1873, to Jan- 
uary 5, 1874, viz. : — 
Recording mortgages, liens, 



etc., 


257 20 


Marriage licenses, 


192 00 


Billiard '* 


130 00 


Circus ' ' 


100 00 


Junk " 


60 00 


Auctioneer " 


18 00 


Teamster ' ' 


24 00 


Pawnbroker licenses. 


20 00 


Employment office licenses, 


2 00 



$11,914 31 

Expended, $7,573 65 

Transfer to "Laying out 

Streets," 1,500 00 

Transfer to "Fuel for 

Schools," 1,450 00 



Am'ts carried forward, $10,523 65 $11,914 31 
5o 



34 



Am'fs brought forioard, $10,523 


65111,914 31 


Transfer to "Salaries City 






Officers," 


218 


92 


Transfer to "Public Li- 






brary," 


250 


00 


Transfer to " Non-resi- 






dent's BanI?: Tax," 


148 


85 

11 111 4.9 









Balance unexpended, 



$772 89 



REPAIRS OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



Carpentry and lumber. 






$217 91 


Ironwork and hardware, 




1 


86 65 


Steam pipes and repairing heating app 


mratus, 




31 16 


Painting, paper hanging, window shades, etc., 




78 05 


Plumbing and gas fixtures, 






60 15 


Masonwork, 






15 25 


Whitening, 






86 50 


Eoofing, 






37 39 


Labor, 






13 00 


Sundry small items, 






21 00 


Care of public clocks, 






208 00 


Transfer to " School lot, Polk street," 






1,600 00 


^ " " "Public Baths," 






9 91 


" "" Burial Grounds," 






17 43 




$2,482 40 


Appropriation, 


$3,000 00 




Expended, 


2,482 


40 





Balance unexpended, 



$517 60 



35 



BURIAL GROUNDS. 



Labor, 


$306 00 


Carpentry, painting and whitewashing, 


33 50 


Lumber, 


8 28 


Hardware and sundry small items. 


42 65 


Numbering tombstones. 


27 00 



Appropriation, $400 00 

Transfer from " Eepairs 

Public Property," 17 43 

$417 43 

Expended, $417 43 



PUBLIC BATHS. 



Appropriation, $1,600 00 

Transfer from " Repairs 

Public Property," 9 91 

$1,609 91 

Expended, $1,609 91 



$417 43 



Services, bath-house officers and assistants, 


$1,266 00 


Repairs, 


258 77 


Whitewashing, 


35 00 


Plans, 


5 00 


Brooms, lanterns, oil, matches, etc., 


29 74 


Advertising, 


15 40 



$1,609 91 



36 



MILITIA BOUNTY. 



Co. A, 5th Eeg. Inf. M.V.M., 


May 


inspection. 


$59 50 


(( j^ 1 (( (( <( (( 


(< 


(< 


65 00 


(( pj (( <( (( (( 


(( 


<( 


59 50 


*< G, 9th <* '< " 


(( 


«( 


45 00 


«< C, 1st Bat. Cav. •' 


(( 


(( 


658 50 




$887 50 


Expended, 




$887 50 




Reimbursed by State, 




$887 50 




PAVING MEDFORD 


STREET. 




Labor, 






$2,941 37 


Gravel, sand and teaming. 






7,580 35 


Shovels, picks and repairs, 






139 47 


Masonwork, 






26 75 


Lanterns and naphtha, 






7 95 


Contract for paving. 






21,787 58 


Transfer to " Repairs of Streets 


> 




16 53 




$32,500 00 



Appropriation, $30,000 00 

Transfer from " Repairs 

of Streets," 2,500 00 



Expended, 



$32,500 00 
$32,500 00 



37 



ARMOBT BENTS. 



A. N. Swallow, Co. G, 9th Regt., $700 00 

J. B. Clapp & Son, " D, 5th " 600 00 

Prescott Light Guard (Co. C, 1st. Bat. Cav.), 800 00 



$2,100 00 



Charged to and due from the State. 



INCOME FOSS 17th JUNE FUND. 

Expended under direction of Finance Com- 
mittee, $131 05 

Income of said funds to 

April, 1873, $131 05 

Expended, $131 05 



INCOME FOSS FLAG FUND. 

Eeceived said income to April, 1873, $131 05 

This amount is unexpended. 



INCOME A. BABGOCETS LEGACY. 

Expended under direction of Finance Com- 
mittee, $182 70 

Income of said fund to April, 

1873, $182 70 

Expended, $182 70 



38 



REFUNDING OF TAXES. 



Luther Pollard, refund per order City Council, $55 80 

Appropriation, $500 00 

Expended, 55 80 



Balance unexpended, $444 20 



ESTATES PURCHASED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF 

TAXES. 

John A. Sanborn, $34 49 

D. J. Coburn, 301 48 



$335 97 



The above estates were sold for non-payment of taxes, but 
the purchaser not calling for the deeds, the city was de- 
clared to be the purchaser. 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Taxes of 1871, 1872 and 1873, 

abated, $17,000 00 

Appropriation, $17,000 00 

Expended, $17,000 00 



39 



INTEREST. 



Coupons on city bonds. 


$65,010 00 


Discount and brokerage on sale of 




city bonds. 


3,018 75 


Loans and discounts, city notes, 


21,470 83 


Transferred to account " Repairs of . 




Streets," 


1,571 58 




$91,071 16 


Appropriation, $90,000 00 


Eec'd interest on deposits, 157 


50 


" " county tax paid in 




advance, 265 


23 


" " taxes, 3,310 


58 


" " notes, 715 


18 


" " accrued on bonds 




sold, 1,324 


00 


$95,772 49 


Expended, * 91,071,16 


Balance unexpended, $4,701 33 


STATE AID. 




Disbursements for 10 mos. to Jan'y 1, 1874, 


$10,637 15 


Eec'd from State for disbursements in 1872, 


$13,547 18 


NOTES PAYABLE. 




Eec'd on sundry city notes, 


$544,776 64 


Paid sundry City notes, 


$607,457 46 



40 



CITY BONDS. 
Rec'd for sale of said bonds, $52,000 00 



WATER BONDS. 
Rec'd for sale of said bonds, $39,000 00 



SUPPORT OF WATER ' WORKS. 
Expended, March 1, 1873, to Jan'y 1, 1874, $83,174 65 



INTEREST ON WATER BONDS. 
Amount paid, March 1, 1873, to Jan'y 1, 1874, $76,609 58 



WATER RATES. 
Receipts from March 1, 1873, to Jan'y 1, 1874, $163,616 97 



WATER WORKS. 

Amount paid for construction of works to 

Jan'y, 1874, $1,461,259 41 

Less amount charged to account " Support of 

Water Works," to balance amount for 

which the city has been authorized to 

issue bonds, 1,259 41 



$1,460,000 00 
Water bonds issued to January, 1874, $1,460,000 00 



41 



Of the above amount of bonds issued, 
$57,000.00 became due in Oct. 1872, and 
was paid from the Sinking Fnnd, leav- 
ing outstanding at the present time 
$1,403,000.00. 



SINKING FUNDS. 

SINKING FUND VTATER DEBT. 

Amount of fund, as per account March 1, 

1873, $63,932 60 

Excess of earnings over interest paid on 

bonds and support of Works for six months 

ending Sept. 1, 1873, 29,525 00 

Interest accrued on said fund, as per report 

of Sinking Fund Committee of Dec. 22, 

1873, 3,163 04 

$96,620 64 

SINKING FUND CITY DEBT. 

Amount of fund as per account March 1, 

1873, $35,455 39 

Rec'd from sales of feal estate, 2,638 89 

" " appropriation for 1873, 15,000 00 

" " interest accrued on said fund as 

per report of Sinking Fund Committee of 

Dec. 22, 1873, 3,529 69 



$56,623 97 



6c 



42 



Funded Municipal and Water Debt and Temporary Loans. 

TEMPORARY LOANS. 



To whom due. 


Date. 


Time. 


Rate. 


Amount. 


Mary Ann Sewall. 


July 8, 1872 


Demand, 


7 per cent, 


$19,000 00 


Willard Rice. , 


Sept. 80, ]872 


" 


7 


3,000 00 


Solomon G. Phipps, 


Dec. T, 1S72 


" 


7 


5,000 00 


City Sinking Fund Com'tee, 


Dec. 26. 1872 


2 years, 


7 " 


1.0.33 39 


'• " '• " 


March 25, 1873 


Demand, 


7 


20,231 57 


Thaddeus Richardson, 


March 27, 1873 


" 


7 " 


500 00 


Jas. Marble & C. A. Bur- ) 
ditt, Ex'rs, \ 


July 30, 1873 


" 


6^ " 


7,442 00 


Water Sinking Fund Com., 


Sept. 1, 1873 


" 


7 " 


30,305 15 


City 


Sept. 16, 1873 




7 " 


549 85 


Bunker Hill Nat'l Bank, 


Nov. 15, 1873 


" 


6 " 


20,000 00 
$107,061 95 



FUNDED MUNICIPAL DEBT. 



>, oj ( Trustees of Schools, 


May 


1, 1837 


Permanent, 


6 per cent. 


600 00 


.t; -g ? " " 


May 


22, 1848 


'■ 


6 


5,000 00 y 


^ c ( Warren Inst, for Sav. 


Sept. 


1, 1857 


20 years, 


6 " 


25,000 00 


Pierce Fuel Fund (intrust), 


Sept. 


20. 1860 


Permanent. 


6 " 


1,500 00 


Cyn Trust's of Poor Fund, 


April 


1, 1868 


" 


7 " 


17.187 60 


City Loan Bonds, 


Oct. 


1, 1862 


15 years, 


5 " 


110,000 00 


" " 


Oct. 


1, 1862 


20 " 


5 " 


20,000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1863 


20 " 


5 


38,000 00 




Oct. 


1, 1866 


10 " 


5 


1,000 00 




April 


1. 1863 


20 " 


6 " 


100,000 00 




Jan. 


1, 18ij9 


20 " 


6 " 


95.500 00 




July 


1, 1869 


20 " 


6 " 


78,-500 00 




Jan. 


1, 1870 


20 " 


6 " 


136.000 00 




July 


1, 1870 


20 " 


6 


90,000 00 




Jan. 


1, 1871 


20 •' 


6 " 


150,000 00 




July 


1, 1871 


20 " 


6 


170.000 00 




Jan. 


1, 1872 


20 " 


6 " 


130,000 00 




Jan. 


1, 1873 


20 " 


6 " 


1,000 00 




July 


1, 1873 


20 " 


6 


51,000 00 
1,220,287 50 



FUNDED WATER DEBT. 



Water Loan Bonds, 


Oct. 


1, 1862 


20 years. 


5 per cent. 


100.000 00 


" " 


Oct. 


1, 1863 


20 " 


5 


202,000 00 


n a 


Oct. 


1, 1863 


30 " 


5 


6,000 00 


11 K 


April 


1, 1864 


30 " 


5 


102,000 00 


IC (( 


Oct. 


1, 1864 


10 " 


6 " 


116,000 00 


(< u 


April 


1, 1865 


20 " 


6 " 


1,000 00 


<> I. 


" 


If 11 


10 " 


6 " 


7,000 00 


« If 


Oct. 


1, 1865 


10 " 


6 


60.000 00 


<( u 


April 


1, 1866 


20 " 


6 " 


35.000 00 


<I n 


'■ 


" '• 


10 " 


6 " 


130,000 00 


i( « 


Oct. 


1, 1866 


20 " 


6 


60,000 00 


(I CI 


" 


" •' 


15 " 


6 


26,000 00 


41 It 


" 


fi i< 


10 " 


6 


66,000 00 


" " 


April 


1, 1867 


10 " 


6 '' 


11,000 00 


" " 


Oct. 


1, 1867 


20 " 


6 " 


50,000 00 


II II 


April 


1, 1868 


20 " 


6 " 


3,000 00 


If II 


July 


1, 1870 


20 " 


6 " 


100,000 00 


If If 


Jan. 


1, 1S71 


20 " 


6 •' 


51,000 00 


II II 


July 


1, 1871 


20 " 


6 " 


139,000 00 


■ 1 If 


Jan. 


1, 1872 


20 " 


6 " 


67,000 00 


If If 


July 


1, 1872 


20 " 


6 " 


42,000 00 


If ff 


July 


1, 1873 


20 " 


6 " 


39,000 00 

1 103 000 00 
















$2,730,349 46 



Average rate of interest, five and eighty-two one hundredths per cent. 



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Schedule, Shoiving he atnount of Funded 3Iunicipal and 
Water Debt January 12, lS7d, and the dates when the 
same becomes payable. 



YEAR. 



1874, 

1875, 

1876, 

1877, 

1881, 
1882, 

1883, 
1SS5, 

1886, 

1887, 
1838, 

1889, 
1890, 
1891, 
1892, 

1893, 
1894, 



MONTH. 



October 1, 

I April 1, 

( October 1, 

e April 1, 

( October 1, 

fApril 1, 

<; September 1,... 
[October 1, 

October 1, 

October 1, 

October 1, 

April 1, 

{ April 1, 

( October!, 

October 1, 

April 1, 

I January 1, 

(July 1, 

( January 1, 

(Julyl, 

f January 1, 

< Julyl, 

c January. 1, 

(July 1, 

f January 1, 

I 

■ July 1, 

October 1, 

April 1, 

•^Permanent notes 



CITY. 



$1,000 00 

{note) 25,000 00 
110,000 00 

20,000 00 
38,000 00 



100,000 00 


95,500 00 


78,500 00 


136,000 00 


90,000 00 


150,000 00 


170,000 00 


130,000 00 


1,000 00 


51,000 00 



24.287 50 



WATER. 



$116,000 00 

7,000 00 

60,000 00 

180,000 00 

56,000 00 

11.000 00 



26,000 00 

100,000 00 

202,000 00 

1,000 00 

35,000 00 

60,000 00 

50,000 00 

3,000 00 



100,000 00 
51,000 00 

139,000 00 
67,000 00 
42,000 00 

39,000 00 

6,000 00 

102,000 00 



$1,220,287 50 $1,403,000 00 $2,623,287 50 



TOTAL. 



$116,000 00 
[ 67,000 00 

I 187,000 00 

I 

)■ 146,000 00 

J 

26,000 00 

120,000 00 

240,000 00 

1,000 00 

i 95,000 00 

50,000 00 
103,000 00 

\ 174,000 00 

\ 326,000 00 

\ 510,000 00 

i 239,000 00 

\ 97,000 00 

I 

J 

102,000 00 
24,287 50 



* Pierce Fuel Fund, and amounts held by the City belonging to Trustees of Schools, and 
Trustees of Poor's Fund. 



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Statetnent of the City's Net Indebtedness (exclusive of 
Water Deht) Jan. 12, 1874:. 

Municipal Debt Funded $1,220,287 50 

" " Temporary Loans 107,06196 

Accounts audited and unpaid 10,256 88 

Unexpended balance of the income of the " Foss Flag Fund " 131 05 

$1,337,737 39 

To meet this, there was cash on hand Jan. 12, 1874 $14,585 78 

Amounts due from sundry persons " Notes Receivable " 23,163 88 

Amount due from State, State Aid and other accounts 14,926 35 

" Taxes uncollected for the years 1869-70-71-72-73 107,701 77 



Betterment Assessments uncoUecttd 

Sewer " " .....'... 

Sidewalk " " 

"Water Works, disbursements since Sept. 1, ' 
1873, for maintenance and interest in 
excess of receipts from water rates 



4,177 60 
7,747 79 
5,231 38 

25,692 26 



203,226 81 
$1,134,510 58 



Consolidated Net Indebtedness of the City, January 12, 

1874:. 

Municipal Debt, Funded and Unfunded $1,134,510 58 

"Water Debt, Funded 1,403,000 GO 



$2,537,510 58 



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Valuation, Taxation, etc., froin 1847 to 1873, Inclusive 



Year. 



Kcal Estate. 



1847, . 

1848, . 

1849, . 

1850, . 

1851, . 

1852, . 

1853, . 

1854, . 

1855, . 

1856, . 

1857, . 

1858, . 

1859, . 

1860, . 

1861, . 

1862, . 

1863, , 

1864, , 

1865, , 

1866, , 

1867, . 

1868, , 

1869, , 
1870, 
1871, 
1872, 
1873, 



$6,018,690 
6,363,745 
6,583,000 
6,7S3,05i) 
7,259,400 
7,546,500 
7,723,900 
10,010,800 
10,461,800 
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 
18,904,200 
21,988,500 
25,186,800 
26,016,100 



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 
9,064,900 
9,878,160 
9,755,320 
9,273,582 



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 
27,969,100 
31,866,660 
34,942,120 
35,289,682 



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 
147,551 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 
463,495 60 
500,915 20 

555.280 64 
554,502 76 



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 
16 00 

15 20 
15 40 
15 20 



3296 
3690 
3521 
3861 
3707 
3957 
4309 
'4302 
4399 
4588 
4823 
5016 
5001 
5543 
5322 
5466 
6211 
5753 
5767 
6113 
6556 
7528 
7674 
7995 
8271 
8586 
9050 



SCHEDULE AND YALUATION 



PEOPERTY OWJN^ED BY THE CITY. 



City Hall, land and furniture, City Square, $150,000 00 



High School House, 

Winthrop 

Warren , 

Bunker Hill 

Prescott 

Harvard 

Primary 



Monument Square, 90,000 00 
Bunker Hill street, 21,000 00 
Summer street, 92,000 00 
Baldwin street, 80,000 00 

Elm street, 60,000 00 

Bow street, 130,000 00 

Harvard street, 35,000 00 

Cross street, 2,400 00 

Bunker Hill street, 1,500 00 
Mead street, 15,000 00 

Kingston street, 3,000 00 

Moulton street, 15,000 00 

Soley street, 2,000 00 

Common street, 25,000 00- 
Bunker Hill street, 20,000 00 
Medford street, 500 00 

500 00 
5.000 00 
11,000 00 



Chauncy place, 
Polk street, 
"Winthrop street — building, land, etc., occupied 

by Hook and Ladder Co., Armory, etc., 20,000 00 

Amount carried forward, $778,900 00 



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Amount brought forward, $778,900 00 

Hose House No. 1, and land, Main street, 10,000 00 

No. 2, " " 4,000 00 
No. 4, " Bunker Hill street, 5,000 00 

Steamer House " Elm street, 20,000 00 

City stables and land, Medford street, 10,000 00 

City Wharf lot, Medford street, 25,000 00 

Two steam fire-engines, 8,000 00 

Five horse hose-carriages, 4,000 00 

One '« hook and ladder truck, 2,500 00 

" hand hose-carriage, 500 00 

Nine horses, 3,500 00 

Two wagons, 500 00 

8,500 feet hose, 15,000 00 

Harnesses, stable furniture, etc., 1,500 00 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph, 18,000 00 
Horses, carts, harnesses, etc., street department, 5,000 00 

Gravel land in Maiden, 1,500 00 

" Chelsea, 1,700 00 

Burial-ground flats, 50,000 00 

Almshouse estate, 70,000 00 

Land on Belmont street, 300 00 

" Tremont " 200 00 

Water Works, 2,000,000 00 



$3,035,100 00 



EEPOET OF CHIEF ENGINEER. 



Engineer's Room, 
Charlestown Fire Department, Dec. 31, 1873. 

To His Honor the Mayor, and City. Council : — 

Gentlemen, — I have the honor' to submit to your honor- 
able body the following report, relating to the Fire Depart- 
ment for the year ending December 31, 1873. 

The department consists of a Chief Engineer and four 
assistants ; four hose companies, of thirteen men each ; one 
hook and ladder company, of twenty-three men, and one 
steam fire-engine company, of fifteen men, and one spare 
driver, making a total force of ninety-six men. 

The apparatus in charge of the companies is in perfect 
order. The Fire Alarm is also in good condition. 

The whole number of fires and alarms for one year from 
January 1, 1873 to January 1, 1874, was forty-one. The 
whole amount of loss was $12,775 ; insurance, $12,070 ; 
total loss, $705.00. 

The whole amount appropriated for the department was 
$27,300. Received for sale of apparatus and old material, 
$1,096.86. Total appropriation, $28,396.86. Whole amount 
expended for ten months, to January 1, 1874, $24,059.89, 
leaving a balance of $4,336.97. 

The whole amount appropriated for Fire Alarm was 
$1,200; received $6.85; total appropriation, $1,206.85; 
expended $958.15 ; leaving a balance of $248.70. 

I wish to return my thanks to the ofiicers and members of 
the department for the very prompt and efficient manner 



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they have performed their duty, and through their prompt- 
ness our city during the year has escaped a serious confla- 
gration ; especially to my Assistants on the Board, for the 
faithful manner they have sustained me during my term. I 
would not let this occasion pass without thanking His Honor 
the Mayor, and City Council, for the courtesy and respect 
shown me during the year; also, to the Chief of Police, 
and members of the force, for the valuable assistance ren- 
dered. And last, but not least, to the exempt members for 
services rendered, I would tender thanks. 

Respectfully submitted. 

WILLIAM E. DELANO, 

Chief Engineer. 

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EEPOET OF BEIDGE COMMISSIONEE. 



Charlestown, January 3, 1874. 

To THE Honorable Mayor and City Council of the 
City or Charlestown : — 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the city ordinance, the 
undersigned, Commissioner on Charles Kiver and Warren 
Bridges, respectfully submits the following Annual Keport, 
of the cost of repairs and maintenance of said bridges, dur- 
ing the year ending December 31, 1873, viz. : — 

EXPENDITURES. 

George H. Long, commissioner, $256 85 

Matthew Rice, " 327 85 

Joel E>. Bolan, drawtender C. River bridge, 750 00 

Charles H. Marple, " Warren " 750 00 

Ross & Lord, balance on contract for draw, 

pile-driving, lumber, castings, and labor, on 

Warren bridge, 3,428 44 

J. E. Crimp, extra labor on lobster house, 

Warren bridge, 
Cook, Rymes & Co., engine, gearing, etc., and 

attaching same to draw Warren bridge, 
Robert R. Wiley, mason work, Warren bridge. 
Mystic Water Board, pipes and labor, " 
Joseph W. Hill, carpentry, " 

Fulton Iron Foundry, castings, " 

Amount carried forwurd, $8,199 66 



1,115 


37 


1,077 


05 


30 


82 


90 


03 


345 


13 


28 


12 



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Amount brought forward, 
Frank A. Titus, plumbing, and gas fixtures on 

Warren bridge, 
Louer & Eice, lamp brackets, Warren bridge. 
Tufts Brothers, lanterns and governors, '* 
I. E. Staples, hay and straw, 
Gr. W. Winslow & Co., wood and coal, 
Whiton Brothers, rope, 
Ladd & Brown, coal, 
L. Hatfield, agent, oil, 

C. S. Parker & Sons, roofing, "Warren bridge, 
Childs, Crosby & Lane, paper hangings, " 
Holm & Son, " '* 

M. P. Squire, horse keeping, 
F. P. Chittenden, laying gas pipes, etc., " 
City of Charlestown, Street Department, labor, 
H. G. Waldron, painting and glazing, Warren 

bridge, 
Lewis Hunt, hardware, 
David L. McGregor, harness work. 
Loyal Lovejoy & Co., lumber. 
Mystic Water Board, laying water pipes, and 

labor, C. R. B., 
Charlestown Gas Co., gas, 

" " repairs, etc., 

Wellington & Huhnewell, coal, 
Patrick Calnan, watering bridges, 
Joseph Goodnow, lumber, 
Lewis Turner, teaming, 
J. W. Hill, storing lumber, 
J. M. Wightman, disbursements, 
C. H. Marple, 
J. R. Bolan, " 



!,199 66 



80 


14 


39 


37 


10 


38 


36 


27 


6 


87 


9 


30 


4 


87 


61 


31 


15 


32 


5 


12 


6 


93 


19 


30 


464 


8d> 


7 


00 


204 


02 


9 


11 


15 


28 


5 


14 


58 


70 


479 


44 


282 


93 


30 


20 


300 


00 


21 


20 


6 


47 


7 


50 


69 


42 


8 


00 


19 


33 



Amount carried forward. 



$10,483 46 



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Amount brought forward , 
Wm. Parkinson, hay and straw, 
A. N. Swallow, salt, 
Charles Burcham, lighting lamps, 
Turner, Kidney & Co., repairing paving, 
Nathan Tufts & Son, grain, 
Thomas D. Strand, -horseshoeing, 
Very & Co., " 

T. S. Very, veterinary professional services, 
Cooper &, Burgess, stove-pipe and plumbing, 
Cook, Eymes & Co., iron work, 
Boston Water Works, bulkhead, W. B., 
Fitch burg Railroad Co., damages, " 
D. & H. Gore, repairing paving, C. R. B., 
John Mulliken & Co., oil, 
Titus Brothers, whitewashing, 
Glines & Trickey, iron work, 
Lincoln & Garrett, hardware, 
John Bell, hay and straw, 
Boston Gas Co., gas, 
Fitz & Todd, coal, 
Matthew Rice, disbursements, 
I. Riorden, carpentry, 



Viz. : — 
For current expenses, $5,198 07 

'* balance on last year's contracts, 
damages, and finishing up re- 
pairs on Warren bridge, 6,944 67 

Total expended, 



$10,483 46 


22 


25 




77 


86 


60 


85 


92 


140 


08 


8 


50 


13 


37 


17 


50 


19 


55 


33 


38 


60 


41 


375 


00 


279 


12 


65 


75 


2 


50 


134 


39 


8 


77 


49 


03 


208 


89 


36 


50 


2 


25 


8 


75 


$12,142 


74 



$12,142 74 



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AMOUNTS RECEIVED. 



Special appropriation, and from un- 
appropriated funds, $4,072 78 
Appropriation, 7,000 00 
Extra " 2,000 00 
From rents, etc., 527 27 



Total received, ' $13,600 05 

Balance on hand, $1,457 31 



PRESENT CONDITION OF THE BRIDGES. 

The Warren bridge is now in very good condition, except- 
ing that portion of its lower structure between the draw 
and the abutment on the Boston side. This part of the 
bridge requires truss-work in the wide bay near the Fitch- 
burg depot; also, some new girders and fender-piles, and 
otherwise strengthened by bolting, etc. 

The draw, and all its appurtenances, is in excellent work- 
ing order. The number of times it has been opened for the 
passage of vessels during the past year is seven thousand 
and twenty-four (7,024), being about seven hundred times 
less than last year. 

The Charles-river bridge is in a very bad condition, and 
will require very extensive repairs the present year. The 
outside bulk-heads and fence will have to be renewed ; the 
roadway and sidewalks repaved ; edgestones reset ; new 
gas-pipes, etc. 

A part of the west pier also requires new capping, flooring- 
plank, and other repairs. 

The draw of this bridge also needs quite extensive re- 



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pairs. All the running-gear requires overhauling, and some 
portions of it will have to be renewed. 

By constant care and watchfulness, and frequent repairs, 
it has been kept in very good running-order during the past 
year. No accident has happened to it to cause any delay to 
either the travel or navigation. 

It has been opened for the passage of vessels, from Janu- 
ary 1, 1873, to January 1, 1874, nine thousand three hundred 
and sixty-six (9,366) times, which is nine hundred and four 
times less than last year. 

This decrease in the number of vessels passing through the 
drawways of both bridges is partly owing to the large 
amount of heavy freight landed the past year for the Lowell 
Railroad Co., at their wharf on the Mystic river, such as 
was formerly landed at their wharves above the bridges. 
Also, the introduction of coal vessels of larger capacity. 
There has also been quite a falling off ,in the number of lum- 
ber-loaded vessels, and other smaller craft, passing up the 
river the past year, as compared with previous years. 

Eespectfully submitted. 

MATTHEW EICE, 
Commissioner C R. & W. Bridges. 



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