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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

1891. 






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MUNICIPAL IIEGISTER: 



CONTAINING 



THE CITY CHARTER AND SPECIAL LAWS RELATING 
TO THE CITY OF BOSTON, 



EULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL, 

THE 

EEGISTER OF THE CITY GOVEENMENT, 

AND 

A LIST OF OFFICERS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 
' AND THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, 



FOE THE 



YEAR 1891. 




BOSTON: 

ROCKWELLTAND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS. 

1891. 





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The Rules and Orders of the Common Council, issued regularly 
from 1822 to 1840, contain the annual register of the City Council and 
the City officers. The volume of 1832 comjn-ises fifteen pages. In 1829 
it was ordered that the City charter be inserted. In 1830 the charter, 
the acts relating to Boston, and the ordinances occupied pp. 11-39 of 
the Rules. In 1832 an index was added. The Rules of 1840 contain 
eighty-five pages, and thi'ee pages of index. The Municipal Regis- 
ter was first issued in 1841, as a document of 104 pages. Its contents 
are : Rules and orders of the Common Council ; joint rules ; ordinances 
of the City ; statutes of the Commonwealth relating to the City ; City 
government of 1841, with committees ; departments (comprising at that 
time the treasury ; law ; police ; health ; public land and buildings, 
lamps and bridges ; fire ; public charitable institutions) ; public schools ; 
and a list of the ward officers. From that date to the present time 
the Municipal Register has been published annually. In 1843 a list 
of members of preceding City governments was added, with a necro- 
logical record. As late as 1863 it was also customary to publish in 
this volume the latest oi'dinances and recent special statutes relating 
to the City of Boston. In 1851 a list of the annual orators was added ; 
a map of the City in 1853. The rules of the Board of Aldermen were not 
inserted until 1853. In 1876 statistics of registration and voting made 
their appearance, and since 1879 these have been given in tabulated 
form. In 1883 the custom of publishing porti'aits of the Mayor and 
presiding officers of the two branches of the City Comicil was estab- 
lished. A list of past city governments of Roxbury and Charlestown 
was added in 1888. The register of past City governments is now 
omitted from this volume, being published in a separate document by 
the Department of Ancient Records. 



The establishment of the Town of Boston dates 
from the passage of the order of the Court of 
Assistants on September 17 (7, O. S.), 1630, 
"that Trimontaine shalbe called Boston." The 
first City government was organized May 1, 
1822 (St. 1821, c. 110; accepted March 4, 
1822) . Roxbury was first recognized as a Town 
by the Court of Assistants October 8, 1630; 
it was incorporated as a City March 12, 1816 
(St. 1846, c. 95; accepted March 25, 1846), 
and annexed to Boston January 6, 1868 (St. 
1867, c. 359; accepted September 9, 1867). 
Dorchester was named by the Court of Assistants 
in the same order in which Boston was named; 
and it retained its Town organization until an- 
nexed to Boston January 3, 1870 (St. 1869, 
c. 349; accepted June 22, 1869). Charles- 
town was founded July 4, 1629; incorporated 
as a City in 1847 (St. 1847, c. 29; accepted 
March 10, 1847) ; annexed to Boston January 
5, 1874 (St. 1873, c. 286; accepted October 7, 
1873). West Koxbury was incorporated as a 
Town March 24, 1851 (St. 1851, c. 250) ; an- 
nexed to Boston January 5, 1874 (St. 1873, c. 
314; accepted October 7, 1873). Brighton 
was incorporated as a Town February 24, 
1807 (St. 1806, c. 65); annexed to Boston 
January 5, 1874 (St. 1873, c. 303; accepted 
October 7, 1873). These are the principal 
annexations. 



THE 



CITY OF BOSTO::^, 

ITS POWEES AND DUTIES. 

[AS GIVEN AND IMPOSED BY THE CITY CHARTER, APRIL 
29, 1854, AND BY SPECIAL LAWS SINCE PASSED.] 



It has been the aim of the compiler to put in the form of an Act the 
powers now held by, and the duties imposed on, the city, and Avith this 
aim in view he has made his own arrangement, of the sections now in 
force, of the city charter and the laws passed between April 29, 1854, 
the date of the passage of the city charter, and July 1, 1891. He 
believes that the following sections show the law as it now is, although 
not in the precise words in which it has been passed. The references in 
the margin are to the authority for the law as stated in the sections to 
which they apply. 



CORPORATORS. 



Section 1. The inhabitants of the city of Boston, corporate 
for all the purposes for which towns and cities are by i pick., 375. 
law incorporated in this commonwealth, shall continue ^g^^®*^' ^g" 
to be one body politic, in fact and in name, under the §i- 
style and denomination of The City of Boston ; and as 
such shall have, exercise, and enjoy all the rights, 
immunities, powers, and privileges, and shall be sub- 
ject to all the duties and obligations incumbent upon, 
and appertaining to, said city, as a municipal cor- 
poration. 

GENERAL MEETINGS. 

Sect. 2. General meetings of the citizens qualified General 

meetings of 

to vote in city afiairs shall from time to time, upon the the citizens. 
request of twenty-five qualified voters of each ward of ■ • • 



8 MUNICIPAL EEGMSTEK. 

said city, be held, to consult upon the common o;ood, to 
give instructions to their representatives, and to take all 
lawful measures to obtain a redress of any grievances, 
according to the right secured to the people by the con- 
stitution of this commonwealth. 



ANNUAL MEETING. 

Annual Sect. 3. The aunual meeting of citizens, for the elec- 

meeting for • /» • n i 1 1 i 

the election tion of mumcipal omcers hereniarter mentioned, shall be 
officers held on the Tuesday next following the second Monday 
1854, c. 448, Qf December, and the citizens of said city, qualified to 

§4. 

vote for the officers to be elected, shall, for the purpose 
of such election, then meet together within the voting 
1881, c. 299, precincts in which they respectively are entitled to vote, 
1890, c. 401, and give in their ballots for such officers; and the per- 
son receiving the highest number of votes for any office 
shall be deemed and declared to be elected to such 
office ; and, whenever two or more persons are to be 
elected to the same office, the several persons, to the 
number required to be chosen, having the highest num- 
ber of votes, shall be declared elected. 

ADMINISTRATION OF AFFAIRS. 

citygovern- Seot. 4. The administration of all the fiscal, pru- 

ment. 

1854, c. 448, dential, and municipal concerns of said city, with the 
conduct and government thereof, shall be vested in the 
mayor and the city council, said city council consisting of 
one board of twelve persons, to be called the board of 
aldermen, and one board of seventy-five persons, to be 
called the common council, which boards shall act by 
concurrent vote, each board having a negative upon the 
other, and the concurrent vote to be subject to the ap- 
proval of the mayor as hereinafter provided. 



CITY CHARTER. \) 

Sect. 5. All municipal officers electod by the voters TeimHof 

municipal 

shall enter upon their duties on the lirst Monday ofoiiicoiH. 

T) (J O'T c on 

January, and shall continue to discharge the duties ot"p'g^28' ^2. 
the offices to which they have been respectively elected, 1*^54,0.448, 

•^ ^ '' §§6, 26. 

notwithstanding their removal after their election out of 
their respective wards into any other wards of the city ; 
but not after they take up their permanent residence out 
of the city. 

ELECTION OF MAYOR. 

Sect. 6. The qualified voters of said city shall, Election of 

mayor. 

at tlie amiual meeting, give iu their votes in their p.s. 47, §25. 
respective precincts for one able and discreet person, sis.'*^ 
being an inhabitant of tlie city, to be mayor of said city ^^'^^' "• ^*^' 
for the term of one year. All the ballots so given in, in 
each precinct, being sorted, counted, and declared, shall 
be recorded at large by the clerk, in open precinct meet- 
ing ; and, in making such declaration and record, the 
whole number of votes or ballots given in shall be dis- 
tinctly stated, together with, the name of every person 
voted for, and the number of votes given for each person 
respectively ; such numbers to be expressed in words 
at length, and a transcript of such record, certified 
and authenticated by the warden, clerk, and a major- 
ity of the inspectors of elections for each precinct, shall 
forthwith be transmitted or delivered by such precinct 
clerk to the city clerk of the city. It shall be the duty 
of the said city clerk forthwith to enter such returns, or 
a plain and intelligible abstract of them, as they are 
successively received, upon the journal of the proceed- 
ings of the board of aldermen, or some other book to be 
kept for that purpose. 

Sect. 7, The board of aldermen shall, as soon as Board of 

aldermen 

^conveniently and lawfully may be, after such elec- *°<^^^™i°^ 



in case no 
mayor or 
alderman is 
elected. 



10 MUIS^IOIPAL REGISTER. 

returns of tion, meet togethei" and examine all the said returns, 

votes for 

mayor. and CRuse the person who may have been elected 
§§i6,'i7, 18. i^^yoi' to be notified by the city clerk in writing, of his 

1883, c. 42. election ; but if it shall appear by said returns that no 

1884, c. 299. ^'^ "^ 

1888,0.164, person has been elected, or if the person elected shall 
refuse to accept the office, the board, or, if it is the new 
board and a quorum has not been elected, the members 
who have been elected, shall order a new election, and 
the same proceedings shall be had as are provided in the 
preceding section for the choice of a mayor. The course 
herein prescribed shall be repeated, from time to time, 
until a mayor shall be chosen. 

Proceedings Sect. 8. In casc neither a mayor nor any alder- 
man has been elected, and the former board of aldermen 
have no longer power to act, the president of the com- 

1884,250. j^-jQjj council shall order an election for mayor in the 

1854, c. 448, ^ 

§18. same manner as the board of aldermen would have 

done, if elected, and the same proceedings shall be 
had and repeated until a mayor or one or more aldermen 
shall be elected. 



ELECTION or ALDERMEN. 

Aidermanic Sect. 9. There shall continue to be twelve alder- 

districts. 

1884, c. 250, manic districts of the city of Boston, and wards one and 
two shall constitute one district, to be known as the first 
aidermanic district ; wards three, four, and five shall 
constitute one district, to be known as the second aider- 
manic district; wards six, seven, and eight shall consti- 
tute one district, to be known as the third aidermanic 
district ; wards nine and ten shall constitute one district, 
to be known as the fourth aidermanic district ; wards 
eleven and sixteen shall constitute one district, to be 
known as the fifth aidermanic district ; wards twelve 
and thirteen shall constitute one district, to be known as 



1. 



OITT CHARTER. 11 

the sixth aldermanic district ; wards fourteen and fifteen 
shall constitute one district, to bo known as the seventh 
aldermanic district ; wards seventeen and eighteen 
shall constitute one district, to be known as the 
eighth aldermanic district ; wards nineteen and twenty- 
two shall constitute one district, to be known as 
the ninth aldermanic district ; wards twenty and 
twenty-one shall constitute one district, to be known as 
the tenth aldermanic district ; wards twenty-three and 
twenty-five shall constitute one district, to be known as 
the eleventh aldermanic district ; and ward twenty-four 
shall constitute one district, to be known as the twelfth 
aldermanic district. 

Sect. 10. The qualified voters of each of the alder- Election of 
manic districts shall, at the annual election, give in their 1884, 250, 
votes in their respective precincts for one able and dis- ^ ^' 
Greet person, being a legal voter and an inhabitant of the 
district, to be a member of the board of aldermen for 
the ensuing year, and all the votes so given in, shall be 
sorted, counted, declared, and recorded, a declaration of 
the result thereof made, and a transcript of such record, 
certified and transmitted, and the same proceedings had 
thereon to ascertain and determine the persons chosen as 
aldermen, as are hereinbefore directed in regard to the 
choice of mayor. 

Sect. 11. In case one or more members of the board Proceedings 

in case none 

of aldermen have not been elected, the members who have or only part 

been elected, whether constituting a quorum or otherwise, 1884,^250. 

shall order a new election for the number of aldermen not ^^^'^' °- ^^^' 

§1. 

elected, at such time and place as they may deem advisable ; iss^. c- 448, 
and m case no member of the board of aldermen has been 
elected, the president of the common council shall order a 
new election for members of the board of aldermen at such 
time and place as he shall deem advisable, and the same 



12 MUJSriCIPAL llEGISTEE. 

proceedings shall be had as are provided in the preceding 
section. The course herein prescribed shall be repeated 
from time to time until a full board of aldermen shall be 
elected. 
Vacancies. Sect. 12. Whenever there is a vacancy in said board 

1880, c. 25. "^ 

by removal from the city, death, resignation, or other- 
wise, the members of said board who shall continue in 
office shall order an election to fill such vacancy at such 
time and place as they may deem advisable. 



Election of 
common 



ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF COMMON COUNCIL. 

Sect. 13. There shall continue to be twenty-five 
counciimen. wards of the city of Boston as at present constituted, 

1875, 243. 

i«76, 225, and the qualified voters of each ward shall, at the 
1886 232. annual election, give in their votes in their respective 
1854, c. 448, pi'ecincts for three able and discreet men, qualified 
1891, c. 88. voters and inhabitants in said ward, to be members of 
the common council for the ensuing year ; and all the 
ballots so given, shall be sorted, counted, declared, and 
recorded ; and transcripts of such records shall be cer- 
tified and transmitted, and the same proceedings shall be 
had thereon to ascertain and determine the persons chosen 
as members of the common council, as are hereinbefore 
directed in regard to the choice of mayor. 
Vacancies, Sect. 14. Whenever there is a vacancy in the common 

1880, c. 25. _ " _ 

council by failure to elect, removal from the city, death, 
resignation, or otherwise, the board of aldermen, or such 
of them as shall then be members of the board, shall, 
after having received official notice of such vacancy, 
order an election to fill such vacancy, at such time and ■ 
place as they may deem advisable. 



CITY CHARTER. 13 



OEGANIZATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT. 

Sect. 15. The mayor, aldermen, and common conn- '^"•K''iiiza. 
oilmen, shall enter upon their duties on the first Monday government, 
of January, and on said day, or before entering on the gg'o^'g'"^' 
duties of their offices, shall respectively be sworn by i'^-^*. c. 448, 
taking the oath of allegiance and oath of office prescribed 
in the constitution of this commonwealth, and an oath 
to support the constitution of the United States. And oathof 

office. 

such oaths may be administered to the mayor elect by 
any one of the justices of the supreme judicial court, or 
any judge of any court of record commissioned to hold 
any such court within the said city, or by any justice of 
the peace. And such oaths shall be administered to the 
aldermen and members of the common council by the 
mayor, being himself first sworn as aforesaid, or by 
either of the persons authorized to administer said oath to 
the mayor ; and a certificate of such oaths having been 
taken shall be entered in the journal of the mayor and 
aldermen and of the common council, respectively, by 
their respective clerks. 

Sect. 16. In case of the non-election of a mayor, or Absence of 
the unavoidable absence on account of sickness, or other- is54°c.^448/ 
wise, of the mayor elect, on the first Monday in January, ^^ ^^' ^^• 
the oaths prescribed by law may be adliiinistered to the 
members of the city council elect by any person author- 
ized by the preceding section to administer the oaths to 
the mayor, and the organization of the city government 
shall be completed by entering the certificate mentioned 
in, and as required by, the preceding section, and the city 
council may thereafter proceed to business in the same 
manner as if the mayor were present. 



14 MIIN'IOIPAL REGISTER. 



POWEE8 OF THE MAYOR. 

Executive Sect. 17. The mavor shall be the chief executive 

power to be '' 

vested in officer of the corporatioii of the city of Boston, and 
1854,0.448, shall have and exercise through the several officers and 
1885 c 266 bo^i'cls of the citj uudcr his general supervision and 
§6- control the executive powers of said city, and all the 

executive powers now or hereafter vested in the board 
of aldermen, as such, as surveyors of highways, county 
commissioners, or otherwise ; shall secure the honest, 
efficient, and economical conduct of the entire executive 
and administrative business of the city, and the harmo- 
nious and concerted action of the different departments ; 
shall approve every contract made by a department in the 
construction of a new, or the structural change of any, 
building, and every other contract in which the amount 
involved exceeds two thousand dollars ; shall be vigilant 
Hispoweis and active, at all times, in causing the laws for the 
5 Gray, 121. govcmment of said city to be duly executed and put 
98Mas8.,39. • fQj-^g . gj^jj^j] inspect the conduct of all officers in 

1854, c. 448, ' 1^ 

§*6- the government thereof, and, as far as may be in his 

power, cause all negligence, carelessness, and positive 
violation of duty to be duly prosecuted and punished ; 
shall, whenever in his judgment it is for the good 
of said city, summon meetings of the board of aldermen 
and common council, or either of them, although the meet- 
ing of said boards may stand adjourned to a more distant 
day ; shall cause suitable notice in writing, of such meet- 
ings, to be given to the respective members of said boards ; 
shall, from time to time, communicate to both boards 
all such information, and recommend all such measures, 
as may tend to the improvement of the finances, the 
police, health, security, cleanliness, comfort, and orna- 
ment of the said city. 



CITY CHARTER. 15 



Sect. 18. The mayor shall appoint, subject, after the officers and 

'' ^ ^ , boarrlH to be 

expiration of one week from the date of appointment, to appointed 
contirmation by the l^oard of aldermen for the terms here- and con/ 



firmed 
after one 



inafter specified, beginning with the first day of May in . 

the year of appointment, and until their respective sue- ^^'^'^ '^y 

•^ ^ ^ \ aldermen. 

cessors are appointed and confirmed, the following-named 1854,0.448, 

re +1 i. • 4. §§32, 49, .52. 

officers, that is to say : — isss, c. 206, 

For the term of five years : — \l,^^ ^ ^^^ 

A board of trustees of the city hospital, to consist of ^^^o, c. 174, 
five trustees, one to be appointed each year. 

A board of trustees of the public library, to consist of ^^^^^' ''• ■^^' 

five trustees, one to be appointed each year. ists, c. lu, 

For the term of three years : — 

A board of overseers of the poor, to consist of twelve i864, c. 128, 

, §2. 
persons, residents of the city, four to be appointed each 

year. 

A board of park commissioners, to consist of three isvo, c. iss, 

commissioners, one to be appointed each year. 

A board of commissioners of public institutions, to ^^sg, c. 245, 

. §1. 

consist of three commissioners, one to be appointed each 

year. 

A board of registrars of voters, to consist of three i^tq, c. eo. 
. §1. 

members, one to be appointed each year. 

A board of survey, to consist of three members, each 
to be appointed for three years. 

And he shall in like manner appoint, subject to con- isso, c. 418. 
firmation as aforesaid, the following named officers for 
such term of service, not exceeding three years begin- 
ning with the first day of May in the year of appoint- 
ment, as the city council may by ordinance determine, 
and until their respective successors are confirmed, 
namely : — 

A Boston water board, to consist of three members. isj^, c. so, 

A city auditor. 



16 MIXS^IOIPAL REGISTER. 

A city collector. 
A citj' treasurer. 

A commissioner of West Boston and of Craigie's 
bridges. 
1885, c. 374, A commissioner of Prison-point bridge. 
1890, c. 418. -^1^ inspector of buildings, and all other officers and 
members of boards to have sole or joint charge of de- 
partments of said city. 

He shall in like manner appoint, subject to confirma- 
tion as aforesaid, for terms of one year beginning with 
the first day of May in the year of appointment, and until 
their respective successors are appointed and confirmed, 
all officers appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the 
board of aldermen, except election officers and those 
above specified ; shall appoint, subject to confirma- 
tion in the same manner, an officer to fill any va- 
cancy occurring in any of the {foresaid offices, to 
serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ; may 
remove any of the officers or members of a board 
so appointed, for such cause as he may deem suffi- 
cient and shall assign in his order of removal, and may 
in the temporary absence of the city clerk, and assistant 
Nottoap. city clerk, appoint a city clerk pro tern.; but the fore- 
t'aiCofflcers goiug provisious shall not apply to the city messenger, 
1885, c. 266, clerk of committees of the city council, the clerks and 

§ 21. "^ _ _ 

attendants employed by the city council or either branch 
thereof, nor to the subordinate or other employees in the 

Q- 

3olice 
r- 

i878^c. 244, or violeut disturbance of public order, as the exigency 
^ ^- may in his judgment require, assume control, for the 

In case of 

riot, etc. time being, of the police of the city; before assuming 

5 6.' ' such control he shall issue his proclamation to that effect, 

and thereafter the board of police for the city of Boston 



To com- several departments. 

mand police 

inemer- Sect. 19, The mayor may, in case of tumult, not, 



OITT CHARTER. 17 

shall execute all orders promulgated by him for the sup- 
pression of such tumult and the restoration of such order. 

Sect. 20. Every ordinance, order, resolution, or veto power 

oi the 

vote (except on a question of convention or the two mayor, 
branches) passed by the city council, every order, „ 47'"' ' 
resolution, or vote (except in relation to votes cast at ^^^2' <>• ^^*- 

^ ^ 1885, c. 266, 

elections) passed by the board of aldermen, and every §10. 
order, resolution, or vote, involving the expenditure or 
appropriation of money, passed by the common council 
or by the school committee, shall be presented to the 
mayor ; if it meets his approval he shall signify it by his 
signature thereto ; but, if not, he shall return the same, 
with his objections, to the school committee or to the 
board in which it originated, who shall enter the objec- 
tions of the mayor at large on its records ; and if 
two-thirds of said school committee or of said board 
shall, notwithstanding such objections, pass the same 
by a vote taken by yeas and nays, it shall be in 
force, if it required only the action of said school 
committee or of said board ; but if it requires con- 
current action, it shall, together with the objections, 
be sent to the other board, and, if two-thirds of the 
members of said board present and voting shall, not- 
withstanding such objections, pass the same, by a vote 
taken by yeas and nays, it shall be in force. If such 
ordinance, order, resolution, or^vote shall not be re- 
turned by the mayor within ten days after it shall have 
been presented to him, the same shall be in full force. 
The veto power of the mayor shall not extend to the 
election of officers required by any law to be chosen by 
the city council or by either board thereof, or by the 
school committee or any other board, unless expressly so 
provided by law. 

Sect. 21. When an ordinance, order, resolution, or Mayor may 



18 Min^IOrPAL REGISTER. 

vetosepa- yote passed bj the city council, or passed by either 
1885, c. 266, board thereof, and not requiring the concurrence of the 
^' other, or passed by the school committee, involving the 
raising, appropriation, or expenditure of money, and in- 
cluding separate items or sums, is presented to the mayor 
for his approval, he may approve some of the items or 
sums, and disapprove others ; and in case of such disap- 
proval the portion of the ordinance, order, resolution, or 
vote so approved shall be in force, in like manner as if 
the items or sums disapproved had never been a part 
thereof; and the mayor shall return a statement of the 
items or sums disapproved, with his objections in writing, 
to the board or school committee in which the ordinance, 
order, resolution, or vote originated. The items or sums 
so disapproved shall not be in force unless again passed 
in the manner provided in the next preceding section. 
Mayor to Sect. 22. The mayor shall, once a month or oftener, 

gether Call together the heads of departments for consultation 
heads of de- ^j^^ advicc upou the affairs of the city; and they shall, 

partments J- ./'./' 

for consul- at such and all other times, furnish such information 

tation. 

1885, c. 266, as to matters under their control as the mayor may re- 
quest. 
Annual esti- Sect. 23. Thc mayor shall examine the estimates 
ftirnTshed.*^ which the head of every department, and every other 
1885, c. 266, officer and board having authority to expend money, 
shall, in the month of January, annually furnish to him 
of the money required for his department or office dur- 
ing the next financial year, and submit the same, wath 
his recommendations thereon, to the city council. 
oompensa- Sect. 24. The mayor shall be compensated for his 

tion of 

mayor. serviccs by an annual salary, to be fixed by the city 
council at not less than five thousand dollars ; but shall 
receive for his services no other compensation or 
emolument whatever; nor shall he, while servino- as 



CITY CHARTER. 19 



mayor, hold any office of emolument under the city 
government. 



POWEES or THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Sect. 25. The board of aldermen shall sit and act Meetings of 

board to be 

only in public meetings and as a separate board distinct public, 
from the common council, except in those cases in which To°be judge 
both of said boards shall meet in convention; shall f*''"'"''"'' 

bers. 

transact business only when a quorum, consistins; of ai854,c. 448, 

. . ^- . §24. 

majority of all its members, is present, and shall decide 
upon all questions relating to the elections, qualifica- 
tions, and returns of its members. 

Sect. 26. The board of aldermen shall, after the Aidermen 

I. , . I „ . to choose a 

organization ot the city government, choose one ol its permanent 
members as a permanent chairman, who shall preside at ?of"™^°;, 

J- ' >■ 18o4, c. 444, 

all meetings of the board and at conventions of the two §29. 

, , 1885, c. 266, 

branches in the absence of the mayor; and in case of §10. 
the death, resignation, or absence of the mayor, or his 
Inability to perform the duties of his office, shall, under 
the style of "acting mayor," exercise all the powers and Powers of 

. . chairman. 

perform all the duties of the office not admitting of 1882, c. is2. 
delay, until the mayor is able to attend to his duties or 
the vacancy is filled, but shall not make any permanent 
appointment. 

Sect. 27. The board of aldermen shall, as required to order 
by law, order meetings of citizens for municipal pur- be held. 
poses to be held at such times and places as they may ^^g^^' °' ^^' 
•direct and appoint; shall have and exercise all the i^^''' •=• ''°^- 
powers which on the twenty-third day of February, 
1822, vested in the selectmen of the town of Boston, 
either by the general laws of this commonwealth, by 
particular laws relative to the powers and duties of said 
selectmen, or by the usages, votes, and by-laws of said 
town, and all the powers since said date, vested in 



20 MUI^IOIPAL EEGISTEK. 

the mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston, whether 
as mayor and aldermen, county commissioners or other- 
wise, and not revoked or repealed, subject to the ap- 
proval of the mayor as hereinbefore provided, as fully 
P.S.49, §84. and amply as if the same were herein specially enu- 

1870,337. n . -. .1 .1 • 

1882,164. merated, saving and exceptmg, however, all executive 
54V ' powers, the powers and authority relating to the public 
1885, c. 266, i^galth and the quarantine of vessels, and the power to 
Board of appoiiit and establish and organize the police of the city, 
appoint and and make all needful rules and regulations for its effi- 
"XcT^^ ciency, and all the powers which, on the twelfth day of 
1885, c. 323, June, 1885, vested in the board of police commissioners 

§2. r 

1878,0.274. of Said city of Boston, by the statutes of the com- 
monwealth or by the ordinances, by-laws, rules, and 
Salary. reo^ulations of said city. Each member of the board of 

1888, c. 286. ^ _ "^ 

aldermen shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hun- 
dred dollars. 
Surveyors Sect. 28. The board of aldermen shall be surveyors 

of high- . . . „ 

ways. of highways for said city, and county commissioners for 
jg°^ ^^^■' the county of Suffolk, and shall have and exercise all 

the powers of such surveyors and of such commissioners 

except the executive powers. 



POWERS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Separate Sect. 29. The commou couucil shall sit and act Only 

body. "^ 

Sittings to in public meetings and as a separate board distinct from 

the board of aldermen, except in those cases in which 

both of said boards shall meet in convention ; shall 

Quorum, transact business only when a quorum, consisting of a 

To be judge majority of all its members, is present, and shall de- 

of its mem- , . . 

bars. cide upou all questions relating to the elections, quali- 

§§24,34. ' fications, and returns of its members. 

President. Sect. 30. The commoii couucil shall, after the oi'gani- 

1854, c. 448, , 

§ 34. zation of the citv government, choose one of its members 



CITY ClIAIiTER. 21 

as a permanent chairman, who shall preside at all meet- 
ings of the council, and })rcscrve order therein ; and in 
case of the death, resignation, or absence of the mayor, 
or his inability to perform the duties of his office, and the 
inability of the chairman of the board of aldermen to 
serve as mayor, shall serve as "acting mayor" until the Acting 
mayor, or the said chairman, is able to attend to the 1882, c. 182. 
duties of the mayor, or the vacancy is filled, but shall 
not make any permanent appointment. 

Sect. 31. The common council shall choose a clerk, ^^^^'^^^ 

common 

who shall be sworn to the faithful discbarge of the duties council. 
of his office ; shall hold his office during the pleasure of 
the common council ; shall attend the common council 
when in session, and keep a journal of its acts, votes, 
and proceedings, and shall perform such other services 
as the said common council shall require. 

POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Sect. 32. The city council shall consist of the board of c"y council 

to consist 

aldermen and the common council, which boards shall act of. 
by concurrent vote, each board having a negative upon 
the other, and the concurrent vote to be subject to the 
approval of the mayor, as hereinbefore provided. 

Sect. 33. The city council, in the case of the decease, vacancy in 

the office of 

inability, absence, resignation, or vacancy in the office mayor. 
of the mayor from any cause, except non-election, shall §50'° 
declare such cause, and order ^n election for a mayor for 
the time being to sujjply the vacancy thus occasioned. 

Sect. 34. The city council shall, in the month of^o^ereof 

city council. 

January, elect by ballot a city clerk, who shall also be shaii elect 
clerk of the board of aldermen, to serve for the term "^^^^ '^'®^'^" 

P.S.28, §10. 

of one year, and until another person is duly chosen and i^s^. c- 266, 
qualified in his stead, and shall fill, for the remainder ^^lo.'''''^^^' 
of the unexpired term, any vacancy in the office of said riuvacan- 



22 mu:n^icipal register. 

cies in city clerk ; said city clerk shall be sworn to the faithful 

office of 

city clerk, discharge of the duties of his office, and shall be re- 
movable at the pleasure of the board of aldermen, the 
mayor thereto consenting ; shall have all the powers 
devolved upon, and perform all the duties required of, 

Duties of city clerks, or that may be required of him by the board 

city clerk. 

of aldermen or city council ; shall keep a journal of the 
acts and proceedings of the board of aldermen, sign all 
notices ordered by them to be issued, and deliver all 
journals, books, papers, and documents, intrusted to 
him as such clerk, to his successor in office, immediately 
upon such successor being chosen and qualified as afore- 
said, or whenever he may be thereunto required by the 
board of aldermen. 
Powers of Sect. 35. The city council shall have all the powers 

city council. •^ '■ 

1821,110, heretofore by law vested in the town or city of Boston, 
§35.' " ' or in the inhabitants thereof, as a municipal corporation, 

122 Mass., ... ., ,. 1 n^ , . 

344. or m the city council of the city of Boston, not otherwise 

P.S. 27, 28. "^ J ' 

ISVil?: vested by law. 

i68^''''^'' Sect. 36. The city council from time to time may 

16 Pick. 

504. ' provide for the appointment of such assessors as they 
To provide dccm for the public o-ood : may lay and assess, and 

for assess- i- o ^ J J ' 

1884, 123. provide for the assessment and collection of, taxes 

18S5 266 

for all purposes for which towns are by law required 

Assessment 

of taxes. or authorizcd to assess and o-rant money, and also 

1854, c.^448, » "^ ' 

p I'^ii^bT ^^^^ ^^^ purposes for which county taxes may be levied 
13 Mass., and assessed, so long as other towns in the county 

272. 

6 Pick., 101. shall not be liable to taxation for county purposes; 
"^pick 71 P^^ovided, hoivever, that the taxes assessed on property 
1 Allen', lol. ill said city exclusive of the state tax and of the county 
408.' ' tax to the amount of four hundred and twenty-five 

112 Mass., 

127,275. thousand dollars, and of the sums required by law to be 

1885, c. 178, ' 1 ^ 

1887 ^^."281. raised on account of the city debt, shall not exceed in 
any year nine dollars on every one thousand dollars of 



CITY CHAKTEK. 23 

the average of the assessors' valuations oi" the taxable 
property therein for the preceding tive years, the valua- 
tion for each year being first reduced by the amount of 
all abatements allowed thereon previous to the thirty- 
first day of December in the year preceding said assess- 
ment ; and provided further, that in the assessment and 
apportionment of all such taxes upon the polls and 
estates of all persons liable to contribute thereto, the 
same rules and regulations shall be observed as are now 
established by the laws of this commonwealth, or may 
be hereafter enacted, relative to the assessment and ap- 
portionment of town taxes. 

Sect. 37. The city council may incur indebtedness May borrow 

. T r» ^^'^ transfer 

for purposes authorized by law, not exceednig, after ex- money. 
eluding the indebtedness provided by law, two per cent. §37.'*^' ' 
on the average valuation described in the preceding ^®^''°-^^- 
section, and may borrow, for said purposes, the whole 
or any part of the amount which the commissioners 
of sinkins;- funds, together with the treasurer and 
auditor, shall, before the first day of April in each 
year, certify to the city council to be their estimate of 
the money which the city will be able to borrow during 
the current municipal year, within the aforesaid debt 
limit ; provided, however, that they shall not borrow any 
part of such amount, or transfer any part of the money 
so borrowed, unless the mayor shall in writing certify, 
upon the order authorizing th^ loan or transfer, that the 
amount intended to be borrowed or transferred is not in 
his opinion to meet a current expense, or that it is to 
meet a current expense, but that public necessity re- 
quires the borrowing or transfer of the same. 

Sect. 38. The city council may make appropriations Mayappro- 
of public moneys, provide for the disbursement and ™°y®r^qui'J.e 

, 1 •, II , ' j_ -\ J. bonds to be 

take suitable measures to ensure a just and prompt ac- given. 



24 MinsrioiPAL register. 

count thereof, and may require persons intrusted with 
the collection, custody, or disbursement of the public 
moneys to give bonds. 
Care of Seot. 39. The city council shall provide for the care, 

city prop- '' ^ ' 

erty. custody, and manao^ement of the public buildino-s, and 

1854,0.448, f. , . r. 

§ 39. other property of the city, and for leasing or selling the 

same, except the common and Faneuil hall, and for 

Power to purchasing other property, real or personal, in the name 

purchase i /> i r> i • i • • 

property, and lor the use or the city, whenever its interests or 

convenience, in their judgment, require it. 
To divide Sect. 40. The city council shall, during the year one 

the city ^ "^ ^ ' to J 

into twenty- thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and whenever 
p. s. 28,14. thereafterwards they may deem it expedient, not oftener 
1888,437. \\^Qj^ once in ten years, cause a new division of the city to 
be made into twenty-five wards, in such manner as to in- 
clude an equal number of voters in each ward, as nearly as 
conveniently may be, consistently with well-defined limits 
to each ward ; and until such division be made, the boun- 
dary lines of the wards shall remain as now established. 
Newdivi- Sect. 41. The city council shall, after any new di- 

810US to be ^ ^ ^ 

made by visioii of Said city into wards, cause a new division 

city council. ^,, -. ,,.. 

1884, c. 250, ol the City to be made into twelve aldermanic districts, 

^ ■ in such manner as to include in such districts whole 

and contiguous wards (except so far as the same may 

be separated by natural water- channels connected by 

bridge or bridges) , and an equal number of voters and 

inhabitants as nearly as convenience permits, and until 

such new division be made the districts shall remain as 

herein established. 

^ufre*^" Sect. 42. The city council may require all boards 

amount for ^ud officei's acting under the authority of the city and 

money. iutrustcd with tlic expenditure of public money, to ac- 

§2"o.' ■ ' count therefor to the city council, and shall publish and 

§li'.'^' ' distribute annually, for the information of the citizens, a 



CITY OH ARTE K. 25 

particular statement of the receipts and expenditures of fog** ^^ei*' "• 
all public moneys, and a particular statement of all city iish annual 

finuncial 
property. Btatement. 

Sect. 43. The city council shall have and exercise Board of 
all the power and authority on the twenty-ninth day of p ^ ^^j 
April, 1854, vested in the city council, or in the board 12 Pick., 
of mayor and aldermen, or since said day vested in 98 Mass., 

431. 

the city council, relative to the public health and ng'^ass., 
the quarantine of vessels, and may by ordinance au- ^^^^ ^ ^^^ 
thorize a health commissioner, or a board of health, to i-to- 
exercise allor any of said powders, and may from time to 
time exercise the said powers and authority even when 
devolved by ordinance upon others. 

Sect. 44. The city council shall fix the salary of the shaii fix 

salary of 

mayor at a sum not less than five thousand dollars, and mayor. 
shall not increase or diminish the sum when fixed except ^i^''^' 
for years subsequent to the one in which the same is 
fixed. 

Sect. 45. The city council may limit, restrict, and ^ay amend 

certain 

amend the powers of the board of trustees of the public boards. 
library of the city of Boston, and of the board of trus- 
tees of the city hospital of the city of Boston, and may 
authorize either or both said boards to expend any or 
all the income of any funds or property held by them, 
in accordance with the terms of the donation, devise, or 
bequest under which said funds^or property are held. 

POWEE TO MAKE ORDINANCES. 

Sect. 46. The city council may make all such need- f/f'^^V,. 

•^ ^ 1834, c. 448, 

ful and salutary by-laws or ordinances, not incon- ^„^''- 

•^ -^ 1881, c. 229, 

sistent with the laws of this commonwealth, as towns ^^J^-'^- 

2Cnsli., 

by the laws of this commonwealth have power to make ^^^• 

■^ ' ^ . 9 Met., 253. 

and establish, and may annex penalties not exceedino- fifty i2Gray,i6i 

_ 115 Mass., 

dollars for the breach thereof. Such by-laws and ordi- 217. 



26 



MTXtsriCIPAL KEGISTEE. 



117 Mass. 

114. 

121 Mass. 

356. 

126 Mass. 

431. 

128 Mass. 

213, 330. 

133 Mass., 

372. 

Fines to be 

paid into 

city 

treasury. 

1854, c. 448, 

§38. 



May pro- 
vide for the 
appoint- 
ment, pre- 
scribe du- 
ties, and fix 
compensa- 
tion of city 
officers. 

1887, c. 229, 
§1- 

1888, c. 266, 
§1. 



May pre- 
scribe du- 
ties of 
water 
board. 
1875, c. 80i 



May pre- 
scribe 
duties and 



nances shall be enacted in the style and published in 
the method prescribed by ordinance, and shall take effect 
and be in force from and after the time therein respec- 
tively stated, or upon their passage if no time is stated, 
without the sanction, confirmation, or other approval of 
any court or other authority whatsoever ; and all fines 
and penalties for the breach of said ordinances shall be 
paid into the city treasury for the use of said city, un- 
less otherwise provided by statute or ordinance. 

Sect. 47. The city council may by ordinance pro- 
vide for the appointment of all officers to have sole or 
joint charge of departments of said city, and of all other 
necessary officers for the good government of said city, 
not otherwise provided for, prescribe their duties and 
fix their compensation, and may choose a registrar of 
deeds whenever the city shall be one county. 

Sect. 48. The city council may by ordinance, from 
time to time, empower the Boston water board to ex- 
ercise all or any of the powers conferred by the statutes 
of the commonwealth upon the city of Boston or the 
Cochituate or Mystic water boards with reference to 
supplying said city with water, and to act as the agent 
of the city of Boston in doing any or all things which 
the city is authorized to do in relation to the taking of 
lands, water-rights, and other property, and to the 
establishment and maintenance of works and appliances 
for supplying the city of Boston or. other cities and 
towns with pure water. Said board may establish and 
regulate the price or rents for the use of said water, 
subject to the provisions of sections twelve and thirteen 
of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and forty-six. 

Sect. 49. The city council shall by ordinance pro- 
vide for a term of office, beginning with the first day of 



CITY CHARTER. 27 



May in the year of his appointment, not exceeding three W'f compen- 
sation of 
years and until his successor shall be appointed and certain 

confirmed, for every officer having sole or joint charge ""unl^icl 

of a department of the city, except for trustees and ^'''^^''=•^^^• 

members of boards whose terms of office are prescribed p.s.27,§23. 

•^ 1890, c. 460, 

by statute. §i- 

Sect. 50. The city council may by ordinance require Registra- 
the registration ot all persons carrying on the business plumbers. 
of plumbing in said city, and prescribe rules and regu-§2. "^ ' ' 
lations for the materials, construction, alterations, and 
inspection of all pipes, tanks, faucets, valves, and other 
fixtures, bv and through which water and sewao'e is used 
and carried, and provide that no such pipes, tanks, fau- 
cets, valves, or other fixtures shall be placed in any 
building in said city, except in accordance with plans 
which shall be approved by the inspector of buildings of 
said city. 

Sect. 51. The city council may by ordinance, from Building 
time to time, extend and establish building limits in said isss.c. 374, 
city. ^''- 

Sect. 52. The city council may by ordinance make ^i*y '^°"°°i* 

may make 

such requirements, not inconsistent with law, as they additional 
may deem expedient in relation to the erection and require-' 
alteration of wooden buildino^s outside the building ™eDtB. 

» ^ 1885, c. 374, 

limits, and may regulate the building, management, and §20. 

i> -, 1 . 11 I c Elevators, 

inspection or elevators, hoist-ways, and elevator shaits etc. 

' ./ ' jgg2^ c. 252, 

in said city. §i- 

Sect. 53. The city council may by ordinance make Mayregu- 

•^ 'J >J late by ordi- 

such regulations in relation to the size and shape of all gfze°and^^ 
carriages, wagons, carts, trucks, sleighs, sleds, and other vehicles 

and their 

vehicles and their loads, passino- throug-h the hio-hways loads. 

^ ' . ^ . ^ ° -^ 2 Gush., 562. 

and public places of the city, as it may deem necessary 19? Mass., 
for the public safety and convenience. isso, c. 134. 

Sect. 54. The city council may by ordinance provide ^io^^g of 



28 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



certain for the appointment of one commissioner who shall, 

bridges. 

1870, c. 307. with another commissioner appointed by the city of Cam- 

1S71 250 

bridge, have the care and management of West Boston 

bridge and Craigie bridge and the draws thereof, and of 

one commissioner who shall, with another commissioner 

appointed by said city of Cambridge, have the care and 

management of Prison-point bridge and the draw thereof. 

May pre- Sect. 55. The city council may by ordinance pre- 

dutiesfor scribe duties and authorities not inconsistent or repug- 

pubiicii- nant to the laws of the commonwealth, for the board of 

brary and trustccs of tlic public library and for the board of trustees 

city DOS- '- '' 

pitai. of the city hospital. 

Provisions Sect. 56. The city council may by ordinance, from 

and produce 

to be sold on time to time, define the market limits in and around 
around Fan- Faneuil-hall market, and may make reasonable rules of 
euii-haii police, uccdful for the decorum, convenience, and good 

iBaiket, r ' ' ' O 

under car- order of Fancuil-hall market, and of said market limits, 

tain restric- 
tions, and of those who buy and sell therein, but shall not 

§ 1. ' " ' exclude from said market limits street stands used 

before ten o'clock in the mornino; or between four o'clock 



in the afternoon and the time of closing the markets, 
solely for the sale of provisions and perishable produce, 
the product of the farm of the person offering them 
for sale, or of some farm within ten miles of said market, 
or to be sold at wholesale only on commission by the 
party ofiering the same for sale for, or as agent for, some 
person or persons not residing or having a usual place of 
business within ten miles of said market, or for the sale 
of meats at wholesale only by the person who slaughtered 
the animals of which the meats were a part. 
1891, c. 136. Sect. 57. The city council may by ordinance regu- 
late the sale of prepared wood, slabs, and edgings for 
fuel, when sold by the load ; but no penalty for any one 
violation of any such ordinance shall exceed five dollars. 



CITY CHARTER. 29 



LIMITATIONS OF TOWER Or MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL. 

Sect. 58. Neither the city council nor either board ^"^ '="""''" 

•' or inornboi'8 

thereof, nor any member or committee thereof or ofnottot^ike 

part iu ein- 

either board thereof, nor the board of aldermen acting ploying 
in any capacity in which said board may act separately ^ak[ngof 
under special powers conferred upon it, nor any member •=°"*''*''''^' 
or committee of said board acting in any such capacity, isss, c. 266, 
shall directly or indirectly take part m the employment 
of labor, the making of contracts, the purchase of mate- 
rials or supplies, the construction, alteration, or repair 
of any public works, buildings, or other property, or 
the care, custody, and management of the same, or in the 
conduct of any of the executive or administrative busi- 
ness of the city, or in the expenditure of public money, 
except such as may be necessary for the contingent and 
incidental expenses of the city council or of either branch 
thereof, nor, except as is otherwise provided, take part in 
the appointment or removal of any officers or subordinates 
for whose appointment or removal provision is hereinbe- 
fore made ; nor, at the same time, hold any office under i854,c.448, 
the city government ; but nothing in this section con- 
tained shall affect the powers or duties of the board of 
aldermen in relation to state aid to disabled soldiers and 
sailors, and to the families of those killed in the civil 
war. 

Sect. 59. No member of the city council shall be Members of 

T'111- 1 f I'll 1 J '^i^y council 

eligible, during the term tor which he was chosen, to any ineligible to 
office by appointment or by election of said city council ^^^H^ 
or either branch thereof, the salary of which office is pay- i^^^' <=• n^' 
able from the city treasury. 

Sect. 60. No member of the board of aldermen shall No personal 

expenses of 

have any sum paid from the city treasury for or on awermen to 

, /• 1 .,, T J.1 be paid, ex- 

account 01 any personal or committee expenses, directly ceptforcar- 



30 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



riage-hiie or 01" indirectlj JncuiTed by him or in his behalf, except for 

car-fare. .,.' „ n- t-i f 

1888, c. 286. caiTiao-e-hire or car-tare actually incurred m the pertorm- 
ance of official duty, and in each case especially author- 
ized by vote of the said board or of a regularly appointed 
committee of the said board or of the city council, and a 
bill stating the date when the persons for whom and the 
full service for which the same was incurred, accompanied 
by a duly certified copy of the vote authorizing the same, 
and a certificate signed by each member of said board 
incurring said bill, that the expense was actually incurred 
by him for the purpose so authorized on the da}^ speci- 
fied, and for the service and to the extent and amount 
therein charged. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

School com- Sect. 61. The school committee of the city of Bos- 

mittee to 

consist of ton shall consist of twenty-four persons, the present 

persons membcrs of which shall continue to hold office for the 

thrvoteis terms for which they are respectively chosen ; and the 

115 Mass., qualified voters of said city shall, at the annual meetino- 

383,602, ... . . . . . ^ 

§§1,2. give in their votes in their respective precincts for eight 
1885, c! 266, ^ble and discreet persons, being inhabitants of the city, 
^^°- to be members of the school committee for the term of 

Eight mem- 
bers to be three years from the first Monday in January next ensu- 

everyyear. iug, and all the votcs SO giveu in shall be sorted, counted, 
declared and recorded, and transcripts of such records cer- 
tified and transmitted, and the same proceedings had 
thereon to ascertain and determine the persons chosen as 
members of the school committee, as are hereinbefore 

1875, c. 241, directed in regard to the choice of mayor, and for a new 
election in case of the whole number required not being 
chosen at the first election. Neither the mayor nor any 
member of either board of the city council shall be a 
member of the school committee ; nor shall either of 



CITY CIIAKTER. 31 

such persons or any member of the school committee ])C 
eligible to the office of superintendent or supervisor of 
schools. 

Sect. 62. The meml)crs of the school committee f>'«""ii'-'i- 

lion. 

shall meet and organize on the second Monday in Jan- §^Jf''''^'*"' 
uary in each year, and a majority of all the members i884,'^c!^8, 
shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the trans- tsra, c. 24i, 

§§ 2, 3, 4. 

action of business. The school committee shall have judge of 

1 . 1 • 1 n • 1 • elections, 

authority to decide upon all questions relative to the etc., of us 

members. 

qualifications, elections, and returns of its members. 

Sect. 63. The school committee shall choose a secre- officers to 
tary, not of their own number, who shall also serve 1875,0.241, 
as secretary to the board of supervisors, an auditing ^^' 
clerk, and such other subordinate officers as they may 
deem expedient, and shall define their duties, fix their 
compensation, and may remove them at pleasure. 

Sect. 64. The school committee shall have the super- school 

.. IT • f ^ IT 1 Til committee. 

Vision and direction of the public schools; shall exercise powers and 
the powers and perform the duties in relation to the ^"*''^®- 
care and management of schools which are now exercised 
and performed by the school committee of said citj^, ex- 
cept so far as they may be changed or modified herein ; 
shall have the powers and discharge the duties which 
may hereafter be imposed by law upon the school 
committees of cities and towns ; shall, within the several Power re- 
appropriations therefor, have full and exclusive power school 
and authority to order additions, alterations, and repairs and'^'arfs 
to be made on the school buildings, to provide temporary 
accommodations for school purposes, to select, bond, and 
purchase lands required for school buildings and their 
yards, and to determine the plans for school buildings to 
be erected; shall appoint janitors for the school-houses. To appoint 
designate their duties and fix their compensations, and ^'*°^^°^®- 
may discharge them at pleasure ; shall elect for a term 



32 MUNICIPAL KEGISTER. 



To appoint of two jeai's, and may remove for such cause as they 

various 
oflB.cer8. 



shall deem sufficient, a superintendent of schools, and a 



board of supervisors, consisting of not more than six 
members, of which board said superintendent shall be a 
member, and over Avhich he shall, when present, preside, 
and shall elect the teachers of the public schools ; shall 
prescribe the duties and fix the compensations of said 
superintendent, supervisors, and teachers, but shall not 
increase the compensation of any teacher fixed at the 
Majority commencement of the school year. The votes of a 

vote re- 
quired, majority of all the members shall be required to elect 

^ ' the superintendent and supervisors of schools, the head 
masters of the Latin, normal, and high schools, the 
masters of the grammar schools, and the directors of a 
special study or exercise. 

Vacancies, Sect. 65. If a pcrsou clccted a member of the school 

how filled. '■ 

committee, after being duly notified by the city clerk of 
§22." ' ^^^ election, refuses or neglects to accept said office, or 
if a member of the committee declines further service, or, 
from change of residence or otherwise, becomes in the 
opinion of the school committee unable to attend to 
the duties of the committee, the remaining members 
shall, in writing, give notice of the fact to the board of 
aldermen, and the two boards shall thereupon, in con- 
vention, after giving public notice of at least one week, 
proceed to fill such vacancy by ballot, and ballots to 
the number of a majority of all the members of both 
boards shall be necessary to an election. 

BOARD OF STREET COMMISSIONERS. 

ft^eefc^om- Sect. QQ. The board of street commissioners of the 
tocon°Ji8t^ city of Boston shall consist of three persons, the present 
persons. mcmbcrs of which shall continue to hold office for the 

1870, c. 337, 

§ 1- terms for which they are respectively chosen ; and the 



CITY tTIARTKK. 33 

<]ualitlod voters of said city shall, at the annual meeting, 
give in their votes in their respective precincts for one 
able and discreet man, being an inhabitant of the city, to One mem- 
be a member ot the board ot street commissioners for the each year 
term of three years from the first Monday of January of^hree**^"^™ 
next ensuing, and all the votes so given in shall ])e sorted, y^'"""- 
counted, declared and recorded, and transcripts of such 
records certified and transmitted, and the same proceed- 
ings had thereon to ascertain and determine the person 
chosen as street commissioner, as are hereinbefore di- 
rected in regard to the choice of mayor. ' 

Sect. 67. Said board of street commissioners shall '^"^'^pp"'"' 

a clerk. 

appoint a clerk of said board, removable at pleasure, 1^70,0.337, 
who shall be sworn to the faithful performance of the 
duties of said office ; shall have charge of the records 
of said board, and shall perform such clerical and other 
duties as may be required of him. 

Sect. 68. Said board of street commissioners shall ^^""^^^^ ^""^ 

plans. 

obtain all surveys and plans, required by them, from the isto, c. 337, 
city surveyor of said city, who shall also perform such 
duties pertaining to the business of a surveyor as said 
board may require of him. 

Sect. 69. Said board of street commissioners, when- to fumish 

111- ■! • • 1 1 • T estimates 

ever requested by the city council to lurnish the estimated when 
cost of laying out, locating anew, altering, widening, or ".'^"^^^^^^^^^j 
discontinumg any street, lane, or alley, in said city, shall 18^2,0.322. 
furnish such estimates within sixty days thereafter. 

Sect. 70. Said board of street commissioners shall Powers and 

duties. 

have power to layout, locate anew, alter, widen, and dis- 1370,0.337, 
continue highways in the city of Boston and order specific isto, o. 322. 
repairs thereon; and whenever they are of the opinion ^^^^'''■^^^' 
that the public necessity and convenience require that a 
highway shall be laid out within said city, or that an 
existing highway shall be located anew, altered, widened, 



34 MTTtflCIPAL REGISTER. 

or discontinued, or that specific repairs shall be ordered 
thereon, or whenever the city council shall adjudge that 
the public safety and convenience require that any street^ 
lane, or alley in the said city shall be laid out, altered , 
or discontinued, and shall, by a two-thirds vote of the 
members of each board thereof, direct the said board of 
street commissioners to lay out, alter, or discontinue 
any such street, lane, or alley, the said commissioners 
shall appoint a time for a public hearing, and shall cause 
a notice thereof, and of their intention in the matter, to 
be published once a week, for two successive weeks, in 
two daily newspapers, published in said city, the last 
publication to be at least seven days previous to the time 
fixed for said hearing. Said commissioners may adjourn 
said hearing from time to time, if they deem it neces- 
sary, and, after said hearing, shall determine what action 
relating to said way the aforesaid direction of the city 
council and the public necessity and convenience re- 
quire, and shall estimate the amount of damage, if any, 
sustained by any persons in their property, and the 
other expenses of the laying out, locating anew, alter- 
ing, widening, or discontinuing, or ordering specific 
repairs on, a highway as so determined, and in their 
determination shall state the damages of each person 
separately. 
Determina- Sect. 71. Tlic determination of said commissioners, 

tion of 

board to be made as aforesaid, being recorded in the records of said 

rccordGd 

commissioners, the said way shall be thereby laid out, 

located, altered, widened, or discontinued, or specific 

repairs shall be ordered thereon, in accordance with such 

Expenses determination, and the damages and expenses as so esti- 

and dam- ^ '~' 

ages to be mated shall be paid by the city of Boston ; provided, 

g^y ^ however, that if the total of the expenses, as estimated, 

shall exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, or if the 



OITY CHARTER. 35 

total of such estimates, with the estimates of any previous n cost is 

more than 

alteration or discontinuance of any part of said highway $10,000, de- 
during the current municipal year, shall exceed the sum /o'^^eap- 
of ten thousand dollars, the determination aforesaid ''.'■°''^'' ^y„ 

city council 

shall not be in force until the city council shall approve before be- 

inn in force. 

thereof. 

Sect. 72. The city, or any party interested, if dis- Partydiseat- 
satisfied with any estimate of damage made as afore- have jury to 

„ , determine 

said by said board, may have the amount or such ms damage. 
damages determined by a jury at the bar of the superior 
court, in the same manner in which other civil causes 
are there tried, by filing in the clerk's office of said 
court, for the county of Suflblk, at any time before the 
expiration of one year from the time when the lands 
are entered upon, and possession taken for the purpose 
of constructing the highway, or when no land is taken, 
from the time when the work is actually commenced on 
the highway, a petition for such jury. The petitioner 
before filing his petition shall notify the adverse party to 
appear and answer thereto, by causing a summons con- 
taining a copy of said petition to be served upon him in 
the manner provided by sections twenty-nine to thirty-six 
inclusive of chapter one hundred and sixty-one of the 
public statutes. 

Sect. 73. Said board' of street commissioners, when To assess 
they have laid out, altered, graded, extended, widened, or ments. 
discontinued any street in said city by an order declaring ^^'^2' •=• 2"^^' 
the same to be done under the provisions of law author- 
izing the assessment of betterments, may, within one year 
after such street is graded and opened to public travel or 
discontinued, assess betterments on estates abutting on 
such street, and the provisions of law relating to assess- 
ments for such purposes shall apply to assessments made 
by said board. 



36 



MUNICIPAL KEGISTEE. 



To be 
board of 
appeal from 
assessors. 
1S70, c. 387, 
§2. 

P.S.,c. 11, 
§58. 

Vacancies. 
1870, c. 337, 
§6. 

1885, c. 266, 
§1- 



City to 
appropriate 
money for 
streets. 
1891, c. 323, 
51- 



Money to 
be raised 
by loan. 



Limited to 
$1,000,000 
each year. 



Treasurer 
to issue 
bonds as 
required. 
1891, c. 323, 
§2. 



Sect. 74. Said board of street commissioners shall be 
the board of appeal to which appeals may be made in 
cases of over-assessment of taxes by the assessors of 
taxes of the city of Boston. 

Sect. 75. "Whenever a vacancy occurs in said board 
of street commissioners, the same shall be filled by ap- 
pointment by the mayor, subject to confirmatiou by the 
board of aldermen as hereinbefore provided; and the 
person so appointed and confirmed shall hold the office 
until a successor for the remainder of the unexpired term 
shall, at the next municipal election, be chosen and 
qualified. 

Sect. 76. The city of Boston shall annually by ordi- 
nary vote appropriate money sufficient to meet the 
salaries and expenses incurred under sections seventy- 
nine, eighty, and eighty-one, and any deficiencies of in- 
terest and sinking-fund requirements to be paid by the 
treasurer of the city of Boston from the appropriation 
herein specified, as provided in section ninety-three, and 
may by such vote appropriate one or more additional 
amounts in gross for carrying out the other provisions of 
this and the following eighteen sections ; the money so 
appropriated shall be obtained from the sales of the bonds 
and certificates provided for in section seventy-seven, 
and shall constitute an appropriation for the purposes of 
this and the following sections ; the total of all amounts 
so appropriated in any one year shall not exceed one 
million dollars, nor shall the total amount of all such 
bonds and certificates outstanding ever be more than 
three million dollars in excess of the sinking-funds es- 
tablished for the payment of said debt. 

Sect. 77. The treasurer of said city shall, from time 
to time, on the request of the mayor in writing, issue, to 
the amount or amounts so appropriated, negotiable 



CITY OIIARTEK. 37 

bonds, or certificates of indebtedness, payable in ten years 
from their date, and f)caring interest at a rate not exceed- 
ing four and one-half per cent, per annum, payable semi- 
annually, and fixed by said treasurer, with the approval 
of the mayor, and shall sell said bonds and certificates, 
or any part of them, and credit the proceeds thereof, 
except premiums, to the aforesaid appropriation. 

Sect. 78. The aforesaid bonds or certificates, except ^^^^ ^"'='"'^- 

ed in debt 

those issued to meet the aforesaid appropriation made limit. 
during the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, shall § 3. ' 
not be considered or reckoned in determininof the au- 
thorized limit of indebtedness of said city, under the 
provisions of section four of chapter twenty-nine of the 
public statutes, as modified and amended by section two 
of chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five. 

BOARD OF SURVEY. 

Sect. 79. The mayor ot said city shall appoint, sub- '^°^^'^°^ 

•^ "^ 11' survey to be 

ject to confirmation by the board of aldermen of said appointed. 

1891, c. 323, 

city, three able and discreet men, who shall constitute a §4. 
board of said city, to be known as the board of survey, 
and who shall hold ofiice for the term of three years 
from the first day of May in the year eighteen hundred 
and ninet3^-one, or until the work which they are 
authorized to do in the following two sections is 
sooner completed. Any vacancy occurring shall be 
filled by an appointment, as aforesaid, for the re- 
mainder of the unexpired term. The chairman of said 
board shall be designated by the mayor, and shall 
receive a salary of forty-five hundred dollars, and each 
of the other members a salary of four thousand dollars, 
per year. The provisions of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 



38 mun^ioipaij register. 

eighty-five shall, except as herein modified, apply to said 

board and to the members thereof. 

Powers of Sect. 80. The board of survey shall, with all reason- 
board of 
survey. able dispatch, cause to be made, under its direction, 

§5. ' ' ' plans of such territory, or sections of land in said city, 
as said board may deem necessary, showing thereon the 
location of such highway or the locations of such high- 
ways, whether already laid out or not, as said board 
shall be of opinion the present or future interests of the 
public will require in each territory, showing clearly the 
directions, widths, and grades of each highway, and 
may employ such assistants and incur such expenses as 
it may deem necessary therefor. Said board, before 
making any such plan, shall give a public hearing as to 
the locations, directions, widths, and grades for the high- 
way or highways in the territory to be shown on the 
plan, after advertising a notice of such hearing twice a 
week for two weeks in succession in at least two daily 
newspapers published in said city, the last advertise- 
ment to be at least two days before such hearing. Each 
of said plans, on its completion, shall be marked as 
being made under the provisions of this act, signed by 
said board and by the mayor, and filed in the ofiice of 
the city surveyor of said city. Every way sixty feet or 
less in width shown on any of said plans, if it has not 
been laid out as a highway or has not been constructed 
or is not being constructed at the time of filing as afore- 
said, shall thereafter be laid out as a highway or con- 
structed only as provided in section eighty-five, and 
every such Avay more than sixty feet in width may be 
laid out and constructed as provided in said section, or 
in any other manner prescribed by law for laying out or 
for constructing highways in said city. 

on private Sect. 81. Said board, its officers and agents, may, so 

lands. 



CITY OriAKTER. 39 

far as they deem it necessary in carrying out the afore- isoi.c. 323, 

said provisions, enter into and upon any lands, and 

there make such examinations and surveys, and place 

and maintain such monuments and marks, as and where 

they may deem necessary ; and any person injured in his Persons in- 
jured to be 
property by such entry or l)y such phicing and maintain- paid by 

ing may have a jury, and may have the damages sustained ^^^^' 
by such injury determined by such jury and paid in the 
manner and under the rules of law provided for o])tain- 
ing juries, and for determining and paying damages sus- 
tained, in laying out highways in the city of Boston. 

Sect. 82. The preceding sections shall not be con- city not to 
strued to authorize any taking or condemnation of land, ity except." 
or to render said city liable for damages of any kind, ^^^i.c. 322, 
except for making entries upon land, and for placing and 
maintaining monuments and marks as provided in sec- 
tion eighty-one, nor to authorize the city of Boston to 
work or construct any way located on any of said plans, 
until such way shall have been thereafter laid out as a 
highway under other provisions of law, or until the pas- 
sage of an order as provided in section eighty-five. 

BOARD OF STREET COMMISSIONERS. 

Sect. 83. The powers of the board of street commis- Board of 
sioners of said city in regard to highways shall not be missioners, 
hereby abridged in any manner, except as provided in pot'e°a°^^ 
this section and in section eighty-five, and the powers ^^^^> °- ^2^' 

§ 8, 

given them in this and the following eight sections shall 
be in addition to the other powers herein conferred upon 
them. No person or corporation shall, in said city, after 
the eleventh day of May, in the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-one, prepare or open for public travel any 
way, unless its location, directions, widths, and grades 
are satisfactory to, and have been approved in writing 



40 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

by, said board of street commissioners, but all highways 
in the territory shown on any of said plans laid out after 
the filing of the plan as aforesaid shall be in accordance 
with the locations, directions, widths, and grades shown 
thereon ; and no public sewer, drain, water-pipe, or lamp 
shall be placed in, or public work of any kind done on, 
any way in any such territory other than in or on the 
ways shown on the plan or plans of such territory ; 
provided, however, that his provision shall not prevent 
the laying of a trunk sewer, or a water or gas main, 
as engineering demands shall require. 
Owners of Sect. 84. If anv buikUng shall hereafter be placed 

land not to ... 

have any or crcctcd in Said city at a grade other than the grade 
ages. therefor, recorded in the office of the city surveyor, 

^g '''■ ' ' and which the city surveyor shall furnish on the request 
of the owner of the land on which the building is to be 
placed, or if any building shall be placed or erected 
within the boundaries of any way shown on any of the 
plans hereinbefore provided for, after the filing of the 
plan as aforesaid, and not removed at the expense of 
the owner when required by said board of street com- 
missioners, no damage occasioned to the estate, of which 
the land on which the building was so placed formed a 
part at the date of the first advertisement aforesaid, or 
to any part of said estate, by the subsequent establisli- 
ment or change of the grade of any highway, shall be 
recovered by, or be paid to, the owner of the whole or 
of any part of such estate. 
How streets Sect. 85. Whenever a majority in interest, deter- 

are to be v ^ 

built, mined as provided in section eighty-six of this act, of 

the owners of lands lying within one hundred and 
twenty-five feet of any way, shown on any plan filed as 
aforesaid, shall petition the board of street commission- 
ers of said city to order the construction of such way. 



1891, c. 323 
§10 



CITY CirAIlTEK. 41 

or whenever the city council shsill iiuthorizc; sjiid hoard to 
order the construction of any such way, said l)oard may 
proceed in the manner provided for laying out highways 
in said city, and may, with the approval of the mayor, 
if of the opinion that the public interests so require, 
pass an order laying out such way as a highway, if it 
has not already been so hiid out, and if ah'eady so laid 
out, but not constructed, or if laid out under the pro- 
visions of this section, may pass any order for the con- 
struction of the same ; and any person injured in his 
property thereby may have the same remedies as are 
now provided by law for persons so injured by the lay- 
ing out of highways in said city ; provided, however, 
that said board shall not pass any such order unless 
there shall have been paid to said city such sum of 
money, if any is needed therefor, as will, when added 
to the total average assessed value for the preceding 
three years of all the lands which will be liable for the 
assessable cost of said work, as provided in section 
ninety, exceed by at least twenty-five per cent, the cost. 
as estimated by them of the laying out and of the work 
to be done under the order. Said board shall also in Board to 
said order determine, in accordance with the certificate diiecuon, 
of the superintendent of streets of said city, the kind ^"'*^' 

*• "^ grade, gas- 

of surface or pavement for said highway, the height and pipes, 

•11 11 -i/'i 1 1-1 sewers, etc. 

Width, and the materials lor the edgestones and side- 
walks, the locations, sizes, and materials for the sewers, 
catch-basins, and all other connections, and, in accord- 
ance with the certificate of the water-supply department, 
the size for the water-pipes and connections ; said board 
shall also determine in said order the size for the gas- 
pipes and connections to be laid in said highway, and if 
the gas company in said city shall certify to the proper 
size for said gas-pipes and their connections, the said 



42 MTXN'IOIPAL REGISTER. 

board shall make its determination in accordance with 
'said certificate. 
Interest of Sect. 86. The aforcsaid interest of each owner 

own6r how 

determined, shall be determined by the number of square feet of 
1891, c. 323, Yq^ii({ which he owns, lying within one hundred and 
twenty-five feet of, and measuring from, the side or 
sides on which his lands lie, of the way named in the 
petition, or if there is another way less than two hun- 
dred and fifty feet distant from the aforesaid way and 
having the same general direction, then such interest 
shall be determined by the number of square feet of land 
which he owns within a line drawn half way between 
the two ways. 

Sect. 87. The superintendent of streets of said city 

Commis- "^ 

sionersto shall, forthwith after the passage of the aforesaid order, 
notire. givc public uotice by advertisement twice a week for 
1891,0.323, ^^^ weeks in succession in at least two daily papers 
published in said city that he is about to do the work 
contemplated in said order, and that all work which is 
to be done in the highway shall be done before a certain 
day specified in the notice ; shall send a copy of such 
notice to the gas company and the water supply and 
lamp departments in said city at least three weeks 
before the aforesaid specified day, and shall with all 
reasonable dispatch proceed in the manner provided in 
chapter four hundred and eighteen of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and ninety, for departments 
of said city when authorized to erect new buildings, to 
construct the highway and to lay the sidewalks and the 
sewers and the catch-basins and all other connections 
therein, in accordance with the said order, and connect 
the said sewers with the sewers then in use, and if the 
gas company authorized to lay gas-pipes in the highway 
shall neglect or refuse to lay its pipes as determined in 



CITY CHARTER. 43 

said order within the time specified therefor, he shall 
lay the said pipes as so determined, and connect them 
with the pipes then in use. 

Sect. 88. Said superintendent shall not do, or per-wv^rkon 
mit to be done, any of "the work above described in any to be done 
year after the fifteenth day of November, unless he ^^^JJ''g^°^'^ 
certifies, in a writing approved by the mayor and kept i^^^-^^- 323. 

§ 13. 

on file in the oflice of said superintendent, that public 
necessity requires the work to be done. After the con- 
struction of the highway said superintendent shall not, 
for the space of two years, permit any department or 
person to disturb the surface thereof, except in case 
of obvious necessity, to be certified to in a writing to be 
approved and kept as hereinbefore provided, and except 
in cases of breaks or leaks in pipes, sewers, or wires, 
but after said two years said superintendent may in his 
discretion permit openings to be made. 

Sect. 89. Said board of street commissioners shall street com- 
forthwith after the construction of the highway deter- to determine 
mine the cost incurred in carrying out said order, ^^^** 
including the expenses of taking land and all other § i-i 
expenses of the laying out, and the expenses of all work 
done and materials furnished by the superintendent of 
streets as certified by him, excluding water-pipes, gas- 
pipes and connections, and the laying thereof, and said 
cost shall be the assessable cost of the Avork done under 
said order. 

Sect. 90. The said assessable cost of the work done how cost is 
under said order shall be repaid with interest to the city i89i^c^.^323, 
by the owners of the several parcels of land described ^ ^^• 
in section eighty-six, and the amount to be paid for each 
parcel, for which the parcel shall be liable and for which 
an underlying lien shall attach to the parcel, shall be 
determined by said board of street commissioners in 



44 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

accordance with the proportions in which said board 
shall determine that the said parcels of land are increased 
in value by the carrying out of the aforesaid order. 
The cost, if any are laid by said superintendent of streets, 
of the gas mains and connections and the laying thereof, 
as determined by said superintendent, shall be repaid to 
said city by the gas company owning the pipes with 
which the gas-pipes laid in said streets are connected. 
Assessors Sect. 91. The board of assessors of said city, if 
cost. the amount of the aforesaid assessable cost for which 

1891, c. 323, ^^y parcel of land aforesaid is liable, determined as pro- 
vided in section ninety, is not paid before the last day 
of September next succeeding said determination, shall 
include a sum equal to nine per cent, of such amount 
plus one year's interest on the whole of said amount at 
the rate of five per cent, per annum, in the next and 
succeedino; annual tax-bills issued for the tax on the said 
parcel until ten such sums have been paid, or if such 
parcel has been subdivided and a plan thereof filed in 
the registry of deeds and the assessors notified in writing 
of such filing, said board shall apportion the said sum, 
including said interest, to said subdivisions in propor- 
tion to their arrears, and include the several apportion- 
ments in the next and succeeding annual tax-bills issued 
for the taxes on the respective subdivisions ; said board 
shall issue tax-bills for such sums or apportionments for 
any parcels or subdivisions for which no tax-bill would 
otherwise be issued. Every such sum or apportionment 
in a tax-bill shall be levied, collected, and paid into the 
city treasury, without abatement, as if a part of, and in 
the same manner as, the city taxes on real estate. 
Owner of Sect. 92. The owucr of any parccl of land, or subdi- 
pay. "^'^^ vision aforesaid, may at any time pay to said city the 

1891, c. 323, ijalance of the amount of the said assessable cost, for 

§ 1'. 



CITY CIIAKTEIl. 45 

which his pjircel or subdivision is lial)lc, reinaining- (hi(3 
after deducting therefrom the several sums or ap[)orti()n- 
ments, exclusive of interest, included in tax-])ills as 
provided in section ninety-one, and his parcel or subdi- 
vision shall then be relieved from further lien and liabil- 
ity therefor, and whenever the payments toward said 
assessable cost, with the sum paid under the provisions 
of section eighty-five plus the interest on such sum at 
the rate of five per cent, per annum from the date of 
payment thereof, shall be equal to the whole of said as- 
sessable cost, all further liability of, and lien on, any 
and all parcels of land liable for such assessable cost 
shall cease. 

Sect. 98. The treasurer of said city shall, from the Tieasmer 
premiums, amounts, sums, and apportionments received certain "^'^'^ 
during any financial year of said city, under the pro- ^^j^^^^ *° 
visions of sections seventy-seven, eighty-five, ninety, fund com. 

. , '~ 1 /» missioners. 

mnety-one, and nmety-tw^o, pay the interest on the afore- isoi, c. 323, 
said bonds and certificates accruing during that year, ^^^' 
and shall pay over any surplus of the moneys so re- 
ceived to the board of commissioners of sinking-funds of 
said city, to be by them credited to the sinking-funds 
established for the debts incurred under section seventy- 
seven. If the amount so received in any such year is 
insuflicient to meet the interest aforesaid, said treasurer 
shall, unless other provision is made by said city, pay 
the deficiency from the aforesaid appropriation ; and, 
unless said city otherwise orders, shall, when said bonds 
and certificates become due, pay from said appropriation 
any deficiency existing in the sinking-funds established to 
pay the same, and no moneys shall be raised for interest 
or sinking-fund requirements on said bonds and certifi- 
cates except as herein provided, unless ordered by said 
city. 



46 MUNIOIPAL REGISTER. 

Gas com- Sect. 94. If tlie gas company is aggrieved by the 
have jury, determination of the amount to be repaid by it to the 
i8M,c.323, ^.^^ ^^g provided in section ninety, and shall pay said 
amount into the city treasury within ten days after such 
determination, it may recover of said city, in an action 
of contract, brought within three months after said deter- 
mination, any excess of said amount over the amount 
which it should have paid thereunder, with interest 
thereon at the rate of five per cent, per annum. 
Ways not Sect. 95. The preceding nineteen sections shall not 

authorized ^ '^ 

over public be coustrucd to authorize the location or laying out of 
1891,0.323, any highway or public place on or over the common, 
^^°' public garden, or any public park, or over any burial 

ground. 
Court to Sect. 96. Any court having jurisdiction in equity 

jurisdiction, shall also have such jurisdiction to enforce, and to re- 
1891, c. 323, g^p^jj^ ^}jg violation of, the provisions of the preceding 

twenty sections. 



PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 

Public Sect. 97. The trustees of the public library of the 

library . . i i • 

trustees, city of Bostou, for the tune being, and then' successors 
in office, shall continue a corporation by the name of the 



their pow- 
ers and 



duties. Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 
for the purposes hereinafter set forth, with all the powers 
and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, 
and liabilities,, in the general laws relating to such cor- 
porations ; shall meet for organization on the first Mon- 
day of each May and choose one of their number as 
president ; shall have the general care and control 
of the central public library in said city, and of all 
branches thereof which have been, or which may here- 
after be, established, together with the buildings and 



CITY CHARTER. 47 

rooms containing tlic same, and tlic fixtures connected 
therewith, and of the expenditure of the money ap- 
propriated therefor ; shall appoint a superintendent or 
librarian, with such assistants or subordinate officers as 
they may think necessary or expedient, and may remove 
the same and fix their compensation, provided that the 
amount thus paid shall not exceed the sum appropriated 
by the city council for that item of expense ; may take 
and hold real and personal estate to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one million dollars, which may he given, granted, 
bequeathed, or devised to, and accepted by, said trustees 
for the benefit of the public library of the city of Boston, 
or any branch library, or any purpose connected there- 
with ; and may make rules and regulations relating to 
said public library and its branches, and its officers and 
servants, not inconsistent with the provisions of this 
section, and may fix and enforce penalties for the viola- 
tion of such rules and regulations. Said trustees shall 
have full and exclusive power and control of the erection 
of the public library building in Copley square ; and 
shall, semi-annually, or whenever required by the mayor 
or city council, make a particular report and a statement 
of their acts and proceedings, and of the condition and 
progress of the work on said building in Copley square ; 
said trustees shall receive no pecuniary compensation for 
their services. 

OVERSEEES OF THE POOR. 

Sect. 98. The overseers of the poor, for the time Overseers of 
being, and their successors in oflSce, shall continue a cor- powers and 
poration under the name of the Overseers of the Poor t^^lll' , 

1^ St. 1772, c. 3, 

in the City of Boston, and as such corporation shall hold §§2,3,4. 
and have the entire and exclusive ownership and control st. .1772,0.3, 
of all money, interest, and estate, real and personal, of ' 



48 MUNICIPAL KEGISTEK. 

1864,0.128. what name or nature soever, heretofore o-iven, or which 

1887, c. 62. , , „ , . 

may at any tune hereafter be given, granted, bequeathed, 
or devised to or to the use of the poor of the town or 
city of Boston, not exceeding the sum of one million dol- 
lars ; and all gifts and bequests of money or estate of any 
kind made to the said corporation, when their whole 
stock in moneys, personal securities, or choses in action, 
and personal estate which the said corporation shall 
have, own, and be vested with, shall, taken and reckoned 
together, amount to the said sum of one million dollars, 
shall be void. Said corporation shall receive, manage, 
lease, let, and dispose of the money and other property 
held by them as aforesaid according to their best discre- 
tion to and for the use and benefit of the poor of the 
city of Boston. 

CITY HOSPITAL TRUSTEES. 

CityHos- Sect. 99. The trustees of the city hospital of the cit^"" 
Tees, their ^f Bostou, for the time being, and their successors in 
duuT'^'^'^ office, shall continue a corporation by the name of the 
1880,0.174. Trustees of the City Hospital of the City of Boston, for 
the purposes hereinafter set forth, with all the powers 
and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, 
and liabilities in the general laws relating to such corpo- 
rations ; shall meet for organization on the first Monday 
of each May, and choose one of their number as presi- 
dent ; shall, subject to the direction of the city council, 
by ordinance or otherwise, have the general care and 
control of the city hospital, and of all the branches there- 
of which have been, or which may hereafter be, estab- 
lished, too;ether with the buildin2:s and rooms containing 
the same, and the fixtures and furniture connected 
therewith, and also of the expenditures of the money 
appropriated therefor ; shall appoint a superintendent, 



CITY CHARTER. 49 

with such assistants and subordinjite ofliccrs ms they 
may think necessary or expedient, and may remove 
the same, and fix their compensations, [)rovi(led that the 
amount thus paid shall not exceed the sums appropriated 
by the city council for that item of expense ; may take 
and hold real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding one million dollars, which may be given, 
granted, bequeathed, or devised to it, and accepted by 
said trustees, for the benefit of the city hospital of the 
city of Boston, or any purpose connected therewith ; and 
may make rules and regulations relating to said city 
hospital, and its ofiicers and servants, not inconsistent 
with the provisions of this section, and fix and enforce 
penalties for the violation of the same. Said trus- 
tees shall receive no pecuniary compensation for their 
services. 

PARK COMMISSIONERS. 

Sect. 100. The board of park commissioners may lo- P3.rkcom. 

■^ "^ missioners 

cate, within the limits of the city of Boston, one or more may locate, 
public parks; and, for that purpose, may from time to more parka 
time take in fee, by purchase or otherwise, any and all '^^-.^ ^^"^^5 
such lands as said board may deem desirable therefor, or ^ ^• 
take bonds for the conveyance thereof to said city ; may 
lay out, improve, govern, and regulate any such park or 
parks, and the use thereof; may make rules for the use To make 

rules for 

and government thereof, and for breaches of such rules government 
may affix penalties not exceeding twenty dollars for one ° ^'^^ 
offence, to be imposed by any court of competent juris- 
diction ; may appoint all necessary engineers, surveyors. To appoint 

rr> • engineers 

clerks, and other officers, mcludmg a police force to act and police 
in such parks, may define the powers and duties of such 
officers, and fix the amount of their compensation; and 
generally may do all needful acts for the proper execu- 



50 MUNICIPAL EEGISTEK. 

tion of the powers and duties granted to, or imposed 
upon, said city or said board, by this act : provided, 
No land to Jioioevev, that no 'land shall be taken, or other thing, 
until suffi. involving an expenditure of money, done, until an ap- 
priation^ir propriation, sufficient to cover the estimated expense 
made. thcrcof, sliall have been made by a vote of two- thirds 
of each branch of the city council of said city. Said com- 
missioners shall receive such compensation as the city 
shall determine. 

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS COMMISSIONERS. 

Public in- Sect. 101. The board of commissioners of public 
commiv* institutions shall have the charge and control of Deer 
sioners, island, Raiusfoi'd island, Long island, the house of correc- 

their powers ^ 

and duties, tiou at South Boston, the house of industry, and the house 
''^' 'of reformation at Deer island, the Boston lunatic hospital 
at South Boston and West Roxbury, the home for the 
poor at Long and Rainsford islands, the almshouse at 
Charlestown, the home for neglected children at Rox- 
bury, and shall have and enjoy all the powers and 
authority and be subject to all the duties and limitations 
which on the first day of May, in the year eighteen 
hundred and eighty-nine, were held by or imposed upon 
the board of directors for public institutions. Said com- 
missioners shall each receive a salary of three thousand 
dollars per year, or such larger salary as the city may by 
ordinance provide. 



EEGISTRAES OF VOTERS. 



Registrars Sect. 102. The board of registrars of voters shall 
powerTand cousist of three registrars of voters, who shall, before 
duties. entering upon the duties of their office, take and sub- 



CITY CIIARTEK. 51 

scribe an oath fnithfiilly to perforin said duties. They To be 

* Hworn. 

shall receive such annual compensation as the city coun- compenea- 
cil may from time to time determine; but any reduction ]s°4, c. eo, 
of compensation shall take effect upon such registrars'^- 
only as shall be appointed after such reduction. 

Sect. 103. Said board shall annually, between the To appoint 

aHBistant 

first day of May and the first day of October, appoint registrars. 
assistant registrars of voters, inhabitants of said city, not §4.' 
exceeding two for each ward, who shall be sworn by one 
of the registrars to the faithful discharge of their duties, 
and shall hold office for the remainder of the municipal 
year, unless sooner discharged by the registrars, and 
who shall receive such compensation as the city council ^o^pensa- 
may from time to time determine ; but such compensa- 
tion shall not be regulated by the number of names 
registered on any list of voters. 

Sect. 104. Said registrars and assistant registrars duties of 

registrars. 

under their direction, shall exclusively perform all and 
singular the duties respecting the preparation, correc- 
tion, revision, publication, and transmission to the ward 
officers of the alphabetical lists of voters to be used at 
elections in said city, devolved upon the mayor and 
aldermen, or the board of aldermen, or the board of 
registrars of voters of said city, by any general or special 
laws ; and the collector of taxes of said city shall make 
the return now required by law to be made to the mayor 
and aldermen, to the board of registrars of voters ; and 
all assessors and collectors of taxes of said city shall 
furnish any information in their possession, necessary to 
aid the registrars and assistant registrars in the discharge 
of their respective duties. 



52 MUNICIPAL KE&ISTEK. 



CITY COLLECTOE. 

citycoUec- Sect. 105. The collector of the city of Boston shall 
and duties, have the powers imposed by law upon collectors of taxes 
is75,c.i46. ^^ towns; shall collect and receive all assessments, bet- 
terments, rates, dues, and moneys payable on any account 
to the city of Boston or the county of Suftblk, including 
all fees, charges, and commissions of every kind and 
description allowed by law for the collection of taxes, 
betterments, and assessments of every kind ; shall, within 
twenty-four hours after receiving the same, pay over 
any and all moneys received by him to the city treasurer, 
taking his receipt therefor in duplicate, and file with 
the city auditor one of said duplicate receipts, and 
shall perform such other duties as the city council may 
require. He shall give such bond with such sureties 
and in such sum and shall receive such compensation as 
the city council shall determine. 



CITY TREASURER. 

•Gitytreas- Sect. 106. The treasurer of the city of Boston shall 
powers and reccivc, and give a receipt in duplicate for, all moneys 
istTc. 176. P^^d to him by the collector of said city, and shall 
receive, hold, and invest, under the direction of the 
finance committee of said city, all moneys, and shall have 
the custody of all securities belonging to the trustees of 
the city hospital of the city of Boston, or to the trustees 
of the public library of the city of Boston : will, when 
1890, c. 418, authorized to issue any bonds or certificates of indebted- 
Loans, ness of said city, except for a loan in anticipation of 
taxes for the year in which the loan is made, unless the 
commissioners of the sinking funds or persons having 
charge of any trust funds of said city purchase the same, 



CITY CHARTER. 53 

invite proposals for the purchase thereof hy jidvortisc- 
meiits in four daily newspapers published in said city, 
reserving to himself the right to reject any and all bids ; 
may, in case no such proposal is accepted, with the ap- 
proval of the mayor, award or give any part of the loan, 
or the entire loan in parts to any other person or party, 
provided onlv it be at a price or sum not less than par, 

•"■ - ^ ^ Interest on 

and shall fix the interest for a loan in anticipation temporury 
of taxes. Pie shall be the treasurer for the county of 
Suffolk, and shall perform such other duties as the city 
council may require. 

INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS. 

Sect. 107. The inspector of buildings shall have the inspector of 

buildings, 

care and control of a department of the city to be called ms powers 

the Department for the Inspection of Buildings, and to H^. ^g^^" 

be furnished, at the expense of the city, with office room, 

and such supplies for the transaction of its business as 

the city council may provide ; shall appoint such number Assistant 

^ . . . , . ,-, I, . inspector* 

01 assistant inspectors as the city council may trom time andcierk. 
to time by ordinance determine, and a clerk, who shall, 
under the direction of the inspector, have the supervision 
and direction of the other officers and employees of the 
department; shall, when about to be absent from duty, 
designate one of the assistant inspectors to act as his 
deputy, who shall, during such absence, exercise all the 
powers of the inspector; all of said ofiicers shall be able TobearcM- 

^ tects or 

and experienced architects, builders, or mechanics, not builders. 
engaged or employed in any other business, or interested 
in any contract for building or for furnishing materials ; 
shall be subject to the approval of the mayor, and shall 
hold office during good behavior, but may be removed 
by the inspector, with the approval of the mayor, for 
malfeasance, incapacity, or neglect of duty. 



54 . MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Inspector to Sect. 108. Said inspector shall keep are cord of the 

keep record '- 

and make busincss of Ms department, and submit to the city coun- 

an annual , j f t t • in -n 

report. cil a yearly report oi such business ; shall ascertain all 
facts and make all returns which shall be required by 
law relative to steam-boilers ; shall require copies of 
plans and specifications of all public buildings, and may 
require copies of all plans and specifications of all pro- 
posed erections or alterations of other buildings, walls, or 
structures in said city, to be deposited in his office, and 
To examine when Satisfied, after careful examination of said plans 
course of aiid Specifications, that the provisions of law relating 
erection or ^ ^|^^ ercctioii and alteration of buildino-s, walls, and 

alteration. o ' ' 

structures in the city of Boston are to be complied with, 
and that the structure has sufficient strength, and if a 
building, that the means of ingress and egress thereof 
are sufficient, shall grant a permit for making such erec- 
tion or alteration, and shall designate in the permit for 
the erection of a new building, the lowest grade at which 
the floor of the basement story shall be laid. 
Inspector Sect. 109. The iuspcctor or his assistants shall exam- 
ine all buildino-s in the course of erection or alteration, 



buildings 
being 
•erected ; 



as often as practicable, and make a record of all viola- 
tions of law, with the street and number where such vio- 
lations are found, the names of the owner, architect, and 
master mechanics, and all other matters relative thereto ; 
also, shall examine all buildings reported dangerous, or dam- 

drncerou^s ^g^d by fire or accident, and make a record of such ex- 
or damaged amiuations, including the nature and amount of such 

by fire or ^ 

accident, damage, with the name of the street and number of the 
building, the name of owner or occupant, and for what 
purpose occupied, and, in case of fire, the probable ori- 
gin thereof; shall examine all buildings for which appli- 
cations have been made to raise, enlarge, alter, or build, 
and make a record of the examination, which shall 



CITY OHAKTER. 55 

always be open to the inspection of the engineers of the 

fire department, or any officer of the city. All said ^^f^y enter 

any build- 

officers may, so far as necessary for the performance of ing. 
their duties, enter any building or premises in the city 
of Boston. 

Sect. 110. The assistant inspectors of buildings shall Assistant 

^ inspectors 

attend all fires occurring in the districts to which they to attend 
are respectively assigned, and report to the chief or report. 
assistant engineer of the fire department present, all in- 
formation they may have relative to the construction and 
condition of the premises on fire, and of the adjoining 
premises. 

Sect. 111. Should the owner of any building object if owner of 

... "" building 

to any order or decision of said inspector, on a matter aggrieved, 
left by law to his approval or control, relating to the con- ^ttJd by^^ 
struction of any building, and choose a referee, as herein- referees. 
after provided, within three days after being notified of 
such order or decision, the matter shall be referred to 
three referees, who shall be either architects or master 
builders, one chosen by the inspector, one by the owner, 
and a third by these two ; and the decision thereon in 
writing of these referees, or a majority of them, shall be 
final and conclusive. 



OFFICERS AND BOARDS . 

Sect. 112. All officers and boards in charge of de- Officers and 

■" boards,tbeir 

partments of the city shall appoint their respective powers and 
subordinates (including, as such, assistants, deputies, 
clerks, and other officers paid a yearly salary), to con- 
tinue m office until removed by the officer or board 
under whom they serve, for such cause as said officer or 
board shall deem sufficient and shall assign in the order 
for removal ; shall appoint and discharge all other em- 



56. MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

ployees at pleasure ; shall annually in the month of 
January furnish an estimate to the mayor of the money 
required for their respective departments during the 
next financial year ; shall not expend more than the 
amount appropriated, except that, at the beginning of 
the financial year, to meet liabilities incurred in carrying 
on work intrusted to them until the city government 
shall otherwise order, they may make expenditures and 
incur liabilities to be considered and reckoned as a part 
of the expenditures of the current financial year, and the 
city treasurer may make payments therefor from any 
funds in the city treasury, to be considered as a part of 
the appropriations for the current financial year, and 
may borrow money in anticipation of taxes to provide 
funds ; shall^have the care, custody,. and management of 
all matters and do all work devolved upon their re- 
spective departments ; shall employ all labor, purchase 
all materials, construct, alter, and repair all buildings in 
their respective departments ; shall, when authorized to 
construct a new building or to make structural changes in 
any building,°make contracts therefor not exceeding five, 
each contract to be subject to the approval of the mayor ; 
shall, when about to do any work or make any purchase 
the estimated cost of which is two thousand dollars or 
more, unless the mayor give a written authority to do 
otherwise, invite proposals therefor by advertisements 
in not more than four daily newspapers published in 
said city, reserving therein to the officer or board the 
right to^reject any and all proposals ; shall state in the 
advertisement the time and place for opening the pro- 
posals, and shall require every proposal to be accom- 
panied by a suitable bond, certified check, or certificate 
of deposit, for the faithful performance of the proposal ; 
shall keep all such proposals open for public inspection 



CITY OHAKTER. 57 

after they have l)ecii accepted or rejected; bhull, when 
the amount involved in any contract is two thousand 
dollars or more, make such contract in writing and sub- 
mit it to the mayor for his approval ; and no such con- 
tract shall be deemed to have been made or executed 
until the approval of the mayor in writing has been 
affixed thereto ; shall require a suitable bond, or deposit 
of money, or other security, for the faithful performance 
of a written contract, to accompany the contract, and be 
deposited with the city auditor, there to remain until the 
contract has been carried out in all respects ; shall not 
alter any contract in writing once executed, except in a 
writing signed by the contractor, the sureties on said 
bond, and the officer, or board, in charge of the work to be 
done under the contract, and the approval of the mayor 
in writing affixed thereto. Said officers and boards 
shall at all times be accountable to the mayor for the 
proper discharge of their duties. 



58 MUN^IOIPAL REGISTER. 

[Chap. 323, Acts of 1885.] 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OF POLICE FOR THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Seit enacted, etc., as follows : — 

Section 1 . The governor of the Commonwealth with 
the advice and consent of the comicil shall appoint from 
the two principal political parties three citizens of Boston 
who shall have been residents thei*ein two years im- 
mediately preceding the" date of their appointment, who 
shall constitute a board of police for said city, and who 
shall be sworn before entering upon the duties of their 
office. One member of said board shall be designated 
by the governor as chairman and two shall constitute a 
quorum. Their terms of office shall be so arranged and 
designated at the time of appointment that the term of 
one member shall expire on the first Monday of May, 
eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, one on the first 
Monday of May, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and 
one on the first Monday of May, eighteen hundred and 
ninety. The full term of office, after these dates, shall 
be five years, and all vacancies occurring after the pas- 
' sage of this act shall be filled by the governor with the 
advice and consent of the council. The members of said 
board may be removed by the governor with the advice 
and consent of the council for such cause as he shall 
deem sufficient, and shall express in the order of removal. 
The board of police shall appoint a clerk, who shall be 
sworn, who shall keep a record of all proceedings, issue 
all notices, and attest all such papers and orders as said 
board shall direct, whose term of office shall be five 
years, but who may be removed by said board for such 
cause as it shall deem sufficient, and shall express in its 
order of removal. 

Sect. 2. The board of police shall have authority to 



CITY CHARTER. 59 

appoint and establish and organize the [)olic(! of .said city 
of Boston, and make all needful rules and i-egulations for 
its efficiency. All the powers now vested in the board 
of police commissioners in said city of Boston, by the 
statutes of the Commonwealth or by the ordinances, by- 
laws, rules, and regulations of said city, except as other- 
wise hereby provided, are hereby conferred upon and 
vested in said board of police. 

Sect. 3. The members of the Boston police force in 
office when the said board of police are first appointed 
shall continue to hold their several offices until removed 
or placed on the retired list by the said board ; and the 
present rules and regulations of the board of aldermen 
for the government of the police shall continue in force 
until otherwise ordered by said board of police. All 
police officers appointed by said board of police hereby 
created shall have and exercise within the limits of said 
city all the common law and statutory powers of con- 
stables, except the service of civil process, and shall 
have all the powers given to the police as watchmen by 
the statutes of the Commonwealth, the laws relating 
to said city, or by any ordinances thereof. 

Sect. 4. The annual salary of the chairman of said 
board of police shall be four thousand five hundred 
dollars, that of the other members four thousand dollars, 
of the clerk two thousand five hundred dollars, which 
shall be paid monthly from the treasury of the city of 
Boston. Said officers shall not engage in any other 
business. The board of police, with the approval of the 
governor and council, shall be provided with such rooms 
as shall be convenient and suitable for the performance 
of its duties, the rent of which shall be paid by the city 
of Boston. The said city of Boston shall provide all 
such suitable accommodations for the police of said city 
as said board shall require, and all buildings and property 



60 MUN^IOIPAL REGISTER. 

used by said police sliall be under tlie control of said 
board. All expense for the maintenance of buildings, 
the pay of police, and all incidental expenses incurred in 
the administration of the said police shall be paid by the 
city of Boston upon the requisition of said board. 

Sect. 5. Said board of police shall not appoint any 
larger number of patrolmen than the present police com- 
missioners of said city are, now authorized to appoint, 
except as authorized by said city, nor shall the pay of 
the police be increased or diminished except by the con- 
current action of said city and said board of police. 

Sect. 6. In case of tumult, riot, or violent disturb- 
ance of public order, the mayor of said city shall have, 
as the exigency in his judgment may require, the right 
to assume control for the time being of the police of said 
city ; but before assuming such control he shall issue his 
proclamation to that effect, and it shall be the duty of 
the board of police to execute all orders promulgated by 
him for the suppression of such tumult and the resto- 
ration of such order. 

Sect. 7. The board of police shall make a detailed 
report of its doings quarterly to the mayor of said city, 
and annually to the governor of the Commonwealth in 
the month of December. The records of said board of 
police shall at all times be open to the inspection of the 
governor of the Commonwealth, the mayor of said city, 
or to such persons as may be designated by them. 

Sect. 8. Nothing herein shall affect the enforcement 
of the provisions of chapter three hundred and twenty of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, 
being an act to improve the civil service of the Common- 
wealth and the cities thereof, or of the rules made by the 
commissioners appointed thereunder. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 12, 1885.1 



CITY CllAJlTKJi. Gl 

[Chai-. 1!)9, Acts of 18Hf).] 

AN ACT TO AUTIIOUIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO I'lJR- 
CIIASE THE PUOPEUTY OF THE JAMAICA POND AQUE- 
DUCT CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted^ etc., as foUowft : — 

Section 1. The city of Boston, by the Boston water 
board, may purchase and liold all the property, estates, 
rights, and privileges of the Jamaica Pond Aqueduct 
Corporation, incorporated by chapter one hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
fifty-seven, and said Boston water board may, if the 
same shall be deemed expedient, connect Jamaica Pond 
and the pipes of said corporation so purchased with the 
other water-pipes of said city ; but said city shall not 
hereby acquire any right to take ice from said pond, or 
to take land upon which any building or machinery is 
now erected, or which is now used in connection with 
such building or machinery for the purpose of storing- 
ice, or for convenience in cutting, storing, and moving 
ice, without the consent of the owner of said land and 
buildings or machinery ; nor shall said city, by virtue of 
this act or by the purchase hereunder authorized, acquire 
any right to obstruct or in any manner interfere with the 
business of persons or corporations now engaged in cut- 
ting, storing, selling, or moving ice from said pond, or 
with the rights of any other person or corporation in the 
water or ice of said pond, or in the lands bordering upon 
the same, except so far as the same shall be necessary in 
raising or lowering the surface of the water of said pond, 
to the extent, or in protecting and preserving the purity 
of said waters, in the manner, now authorized by law. 

Sect. 2. This act shall not become valid until it has been 
accepted by the city council of the city of Boston, by a 
vote of two-thirds of the members of both branches thereof. 

[Approved May 7, 1886.^ 



62 MUlN'ICIPAL EEGISTEK. 

[Chap. 177, Acts of 1887.] 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE POE THE APPOINTMENT OP A 
RESERVE POLICE PORCE IN THE CITY OP BOSTON. 

Be it enacted^ etc., as follows: — 

Section 1 . The board of police for the city of Boston 
may, from time to time, as authorized by said city and 
under such rules as the civil service commissioners of the 
Commonwealth prescribe, appoint suitable persons to 
constitute a reserve police force for said city, who shall 
be subject to such rules and regulations as the board of 
police may from time to time prescribe, and who may be 
removed by said board for any reason satisfactory to it. 
Said board of police may assign the members of said 
reserve police force to duty in said city whenever and 
for such time as it shall deem necessary, and when on 
duty they shall have and exercise all the powers and 
duties held and exercised by the police of said city. 

Sect. 2. All appointments upon the regular police 
force of said city shall be made from the reserve police 
force, under such rules as the civil service commissioners 
of the Commonwealth may prescribe ; and service on the 
reserve police force for not less than six months shall be 
deemed to be equivalent to the probationary period now 
required by the rules of said commissioners. 

Sect. 3. The members of the reserve police force 
shall be paid by the city of Boston when on duty such 
compensation, not exceeding two dollars and fifty cents 
per day, as the board of police may from time to time 
prescribe. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

{^Approved April 14, 1887.] 



CITY CHARTEK. 63 

[Chap. 178, Acts of 1887.] 

AN ACT TO TROVIDE FOIl PENSIONING MEMBERS OF THE 
BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: — 

Section 1. The ])oard of police for the city of Bos- 
ton, by the affirmative vote of all the members and with 
the approval of the mayor, may retire from office any 
member of the police department who has become dis- 
abled while in the actual performance of duty, or any 
member who has performed faithful service in the de- 
partment for a period of not less than fifteen consecutive 
years, and place the member so retired upon a pension 
roll. No such member shall be placed on the pension 
roll unless it shall be certified to the board in writing by 
the city physician that such member is permanently in- 
capacitated either mentally or physically from perform- 
ing his duty as a member of the department. In case 
of total permanent disability caused in or induced by the 
actual performance of his duty, the amount of annual 
pension shall be one-half of the annual compensation of 
the office from which he is so retired, or such less sum as 
the said board may determine. The pension of a mem- 
ber who has served fifteen or more consecutive years 
shall be an amount not exceeding one-third the annual 
salary or compensation of the office from w^hich he is 
retired, as the said board may determine. 

Sect. 2. If any member of the said police department 
shall die from injuries received while in the discharge 
of his duty, and shall leave a widow, or if no widow any 
child or children under the age of sixteen years, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred dollars may be paid by said 
city as an annuity to such widow so long as she remains 
unmarried, or for the benefit of any such child or 
children so long as he or they continue under the age of 



"64 .MUNICIPAL KEGISTEE. 

sixteen years, and the board of police may from time to 
time determine the amount of such annuity within said 
limits. 

Sect. 3. Section five of chapter two hundred and 
fortj^-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy-eight is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Appi'oved April 14, 1887.'] 



[Chap. 344, Acts of 1891.] 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO CON- 
STRUCT A SEA-WALL AND EXTEND THE CHARLES- 
RIVER EMBANKMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfollovjs: — 

Section 1. The city of Boston may, by its board of 
park commissioners, build a sea-wall on the Boston side 
of the Charles river from the sea-wall of its present park, 
situated between Craigie's bridge and West Boston 
bridge, to the sea-wall of said river in the rear of 
Beacon street in said city, on or within the following 
lines : Beginning at a point in the south-west corner of 
the stone wall of the Charles-river embankment, or 
Charlesbank, thence running southerly by a straight line 
to a point in Charles river three hundred feet distant 
westerly from the harbor commissioners' line, measuring 
on a line perpendicular to the said commissioners' line at 
its intersection with the southerly line of Mount Vernon 
street ; thence continuing southerly and westerly from 
the aforesaid perpendicular line, on such lines curved 
southerly and westerly from the aforesaid straight line, 
as said board of harbor and land commissioners shall 
approve. 



CITY CHARTER. 65 

Sect. 2. The said city, by said park commissioners, 
shall fill in the grounds enclosed by said sea-wall and use 
the same for the purposes of a public park, in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter one hundred and eighty- 
five of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy- 
five, and may grant the right to use, and the persons to 
whom such rights may be granted may use, portions of 
said grounds for boat or bath houses. 

Sect. 3. The lines of the sea-wall aforesaid shall 
constitute the harbor lines, beyond which no wharf, 
pier, or other structure shall be extended into or over 
the tide-water of said basin, excepting such bath-houses, 
boat-houses, and landing-places as the said board of park 
commissioners shall build or permit to be built, with the 
approval of the said board of harbor and land commis- 
sioners ; and when the city of Boston shall have built the 
said sea-wall and filled in the said grounds as a park, as 
aforesaid, and so long as the same shall be used as a 
public park, the Commonwealth will not authorize or 
permit any person or corporation to construct any 
extensions or erections from or contiguous to the water- 
line of said park, except with the consent of said park 
commissioners. 

Sect. 4. Said city may take any land or water rights 
and any flats or lands covered by tide-water, between the 
present harbor commissioners' line and the line on which 
the said wall is hereby authorized to be built, necessary 
for the purposes aforesaid, and the damages incurred 
thereby shall be paid by the city of Boston ; provided, 
hoivever, that said city shall not be liable to pay any 
other damages than the Commonwealth itself would be 
legally liable to pay. 

Sect. 5. Any persons whose lands, flats, or rights 
are taken under authority of this act shall have the same 



66 MUJ^^ICIPAL REGISTER. 

rights and remedies in obtaining damages for such 
taking as persons injured by the taking of their lands for 
highways in said city, except as above provided. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efiect upon its passage. 

lApproved May 20, 1891.'] 



[Chap. 404, Acts of 1891.] 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT IN RELATION TO PENSION- 
ING DISABLED MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 
OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : — 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty, 
.as amended by chapter one hundred and seventy-four of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Section 1. 
The board of fire commissioners of the city of Boston, 
by the majority vote of the members, and with the 
approval of the mayor, shall, when they retire from 
office in the fire department any member thereof who 
has become disabled while in the actual performance of 
duty, or any member who has performed faithful service 
in the department for a period of not less than fifteen 
•consecutive years, place the member so retired upon a 
pension roll. Any member may be placed on the pen- 
sion roll when it shall be certified to the board in writing 
by the city physician that such member is permanently 
incapacitated, either mentally or physically, from per- 
forming his duty as a member of the department. In 
case of total disability caused or induced by the actual 
performance of his duty, the amount of annual pension 
-shall be one-half of the annual compensation allowed to 



CITY OHAllTEJt. 67 

men of the grade in which such nicnil)cr served, or such 
less sum as the said board may determine. The pension 
of members of the permanent force who have served 
fifteen years shall be an amount not exceeding one-third 
the annual salary or compensation of the office from 
which said members are retired, or such less sum as the 
board may determine. The pension of members of the 
call force who have served fifteen or more consecutive 
years shall be one-half the annual salary or compensation 
of the office from which said members are retired, or 
such further sum as the board may determine. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efiect when accepted by 
the city council of the city of Boston. 

^Approved June 11, 1891.~\ 



68 MUlSriOIPAL REGISTEK. 




SEAL OF THE CITY. 

By Chapter 1, Section 9, Revised Ordinances of 1890, 
it is provided that " the seal of the City shall be circular in 
form, shall bear a view of the city, the motto ' Sicut patri- 
Bus, SIT DEUS NOBIS,' and the inscription, ' Bostonia condita 
A.D. 1630. CiviTATis REGiMiNE DONATA A.D. 1822,' as 
established by the ordinance passed January 2, 1823, as 
herewith set forth ; " — 

The " Ordinance to Establish the City Seal," passed on 
January 2, 1823, provided as follows; "That the design 
hereto annexed, as sketched by John R. Penniman, giving a 
view of the City, be the devise of the city seal ; that the motto 
be as follows, to wit: 'Sicut patribus, sit deus nobis;' 
and that the inscription be as follows, to wit : ' Bostonia 

CONDITA A.D. 1630. CiVITATIS REGIMINE DONATA A.D. 

1822.' " The drawing of the seal established in 1890 revives 
the drawing given on page 221 in the collected Charter and 
Ordinances of 1827. A design by Mr. Penniman appears 
also on the treasury checks of the City, and a fac-simile of 
this sketch is given in the Municipal Registers of 1883 and 
1884. A rough copy is printed opposite the title page. The 
motto of the City seal is taken from 1 Kings viii. 57. For 
the penalty in cases of unauthorized use of the City seal, see 
the Pub. St., Chap. 205, § 26. 



RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



CHAIRMAN. 



Rule 1. The chairman of the board shall take the chair at the hour 
to which the board shall have adjourned, and shall call the members to 
order, and, a quorum being present, shall cause the minutes of the pre- 
ceding regular meeting to be read ; and, in the absence of the chairman, 
the senior member present shall preside as chairman pro tempore. 

Rule 2. The chairman shall preserve decorum and order, may speak 
to points of order in preference to other members, and shall decide all 
questions of order, subject to an appeal to the board; and no other 
business shall be in order until the question on appeal shall have been 
decided. 

Rule 3. The chairman shall propound all motions in the oi'der in 
which they are moved, unless the subsequent motion shall be previous 
in its nature, except that, in naming sums and fixing times, the largest 
sum and longest time shall be put first. 

Rule 4. The chairman shall, at the request of any member, make a 
division of a question when the sense will admit. 

Rule 5. The chairman shall, Avithout debate, decide all questions 
relating to priority of business to be acted upon. 

Rule 6. The chairman may read sitting, but shall rise to state a 
motion or put a question to the board. 

Rule 7. The chairman shall declare all votes ; but if any member 
doubts a vote, the chairman shall cause a rising vote to be taken ; and 
when any member so requests, shall cause the vote to be taken or 
verified by yeas and nays. 

Rule 8. The chairman shall appoint all committees, fill all vacancies 
therein, and designate the rank of the members thereof. 

Rule 9. The chairman shall be ex officio member and chairman of 
the committee on finance. 

Rule 10. When the chairman of the board or the chairman pro 
tempore shall desire to vacate the chair, he may call any member to it ; 
but such substitution shall not continue beyond an adjournment. 



70 MTISriOIPAL KEGISTER. 

MOTIONS. 

Rule 11. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the chairruan 
shall so direct. 

Rule 12. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisi- 
ble ; but a motion to strike out being lost shall not preclude amendment, 
or a motion to strike out and insert. 

Rule 13. No motion or proposition of a subject different from that 
under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment. 

Rule 14. When an order or resolution relates to a subject which 
may properly be examined and reported upon by an existing committee 
of the city council, such order or resolution shall, upon presentation, be 
referred to such committee. When a motion is made to refer any 
subject, and different committees are proposed, the motion shall be put 
in the following order : — 

1. To a standing committee of the board. 

2. To a special committee of the board. 

3. To a joint standing committee. 

4. To a joint special committee. 

Rule 15. After amotion has been put by the chairman, it shall not 
be withdi'awn except by unanimous consent. 

Rule 16. When a question is under debate, only a motion to adjourn, 
to lay on the table, to postj)one to a day certain, to commit, to amend, 
or to postpone indefinitely shall be entertained ; and said motions shall 
have precedence in the order in which they stand arranged. 

Rule 17. A motion to adjourn shall be in order at any time, except 
on an immediate repetition or pending a verification of a vote ; and 
that motion, the motion to lay on the table, and the motion to take from 
the table shall be decided without debate. 

READINGS. 

Rule 18. Every ordinance, order, and resolution shall, unless re- 
jected, have two several readings, both of which may take place at the 
same session, unless objection is made. Whenever the second reading 
immediately follows the first reading, the document may be read by its 
title only. Orders from the board of street commissioners changing 
the names of streets, and orders granting locations for poles or posts, 
shall, however, have one reading only at the same session. 

CONFIRMATIONS. 

Rule 19. The question of confirming a nomination made by the 
mayor shall be decided by a yea and nay ballot. 



RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 71 



RECONSIDEIIATION. 

Rule 20. When a vote has been passed, any member may move a 
reconsideration thereof at the same meeting ; or he may give notice to 
the clerk, within twenty-four hours of tlie adjournment, of liis intention 
to move a reconsideration at the next regular meeting; in which case 
the clerk shall retain possession of the i^apers until the next regular 
meeting ; and when a motion for reconsideration is decided, that vote 
shall not be i*econsidered. 

CONDUCT OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 21. Every member when about to speak shall rise, address 
the chair, and wait until he is recognized, and in speaking shall confine 
himself to the question and avoid personalities. 

Rule 22. No member speaking shall, without his consent, be inter- 
rupted by another, except uj)on a point of order. 

Rule 23. No member shall be permitted to vote on any question, 
or serve on any committee, where his private right is immediately 
concerned, distinct from the public intei'est. 

Rule 24. Every member who shall be present when a question is 
put, where he is not excluded by interest, shall give his vote, unless 
the board for special reasons shall excuse him. Application to be so 
excused on any question must be made before the board is divided, or 
before the calling of the yeas and nays ; and such application shall be 
accompanied by a brief statement of the reasons, and shall be decided 
without debate. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Rule 2.5. The following standing committees of the board, to con- 
sist of three members each, except where otherwise herein jjrovided, 
and the members of the joint standing committees on the part of this 
board, named in the joint rules and orders of the city council, and all 
other committees, unless otherwise provided for, or specially directed 
by the board, shall be appointed by the chair : — 

Committee on Armories and Military Affairs — Bonds — County 
Accounts — Electric Wires — Faneuil Hall and County Buildings, to 
be composed of the Committee on Public Buildings on the part of this 
Board — Lamps — Laying out Streets — Licenses — Markets — Rail- 
roads — Steain-Engines and Furnaces — Streets and Sewei's, to consist 
of nine members. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 26. At every regular meeting of the board the order of 
business shall be as follows : — 



72 MUNICIPAL KEGISTEK. 

1. Communications from his Honor the Mayor. 

2. Presentation of petitions, memorials, and remonstrances. 

3. Papers from the common comicil. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

5. Reports of city officers. 

6. Reports of committees. 

7. Motions, orders, and resolutions. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 27. Committees of the board to whom any matter is esj)ecially 
referred shall report within four weeks, or ask for further time. 

Rule 28. No money shall be drawn from the city treasury for the 
purpose of paying the expenses of any committee, or any j)oi'tion of 
the same, while absent from the city of Boston, unless authorized by 
special vote of the board. 

SPECTATORS. 

Rule 29. No person, except a member of the board, shall be per- 
mitted to oecupj^ the seat of any member while the board is in session. 

Rule 30. No joerson. or persons, excepting members of the city 
government and reporters, and persons invited by members of the 
board, shall be allowed in the anteroom of the aldermanic chamber 
while the board is in session. Nor shall any person be allowed in the 
aldermanic chamber while the board is in session, when the seats fur- 
nished for spectators are occupied. The city messenger shall enforce 
this rule. 

licenses. 

Rule 31. No licenses shall be granted for exhibitions of pugilism 
or wrestling. 

No permission to erect a pole or post for the support of electric 
wires, or for the construction of underground conduits, shall be granted 
until a public hearing shall have been given by the board of aldermen 
on the application for such permission, after notice of such hearing 
duly advertised by the applicant in one or more newspapers. 

Every license or permit hereafter granted for the location of a street- 
railway ti-ack, the erection of a pole or post, the construction of an 
underground conduit, laying of a pipe or wire, or for doing any other 
work which may involve the distui'bance of a surface of a street, shall 
specify the time within which the contemplated work shall be done, and 
shall not confer authority to do any such work after the expiration of 
such specified time. 



JOINT IIULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. i6 

SUSPENSION OK RULES. 

Rule 32. Any rule may be suspended by vote of tAvo-thifds of the 
members of tlie board present and voting, except Rule 31, whicli shall 
be suspended only by a unanimous vote. 



JOINT RULES AND ORDERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Rule 1. There shall be appointed at the commencement of the 
mmiicipal year the following joint standing committees, the members 
of which shall be appointed by the I'espective branches in such manner 
as they may determine. Said committees shall respectively examine, 
as often as they deem necessary, the accounts of public moneys x'e- 
ceived and expended by the several departments. To the said com- 
mittees severally shall be referred all estimates and applications for 
appropi'iations of, and orders for expenditures by, the respective de- 
partments. Each of said committees to consist of three aldermen and 
five members of the common council, namely : — 

1. A committee on the Dejiartment of Ancient Records. 

2. A committee on the Architect Department. 

3. A committee on the Assessing Dejyartment. 

4. A committee on the Auditing Dej^artment. 

5. A committee on the City Clerk Dex>artmeni. 

6. A committee on the Clerk of Committees Department. 

7. A committee on the City Messenger Department. 

8. A committee on the Collecting Department. 

9. A committee on the Engineering Depai^tment. 

10. A committee on the Ferry Departvient. 

11. A committee on the Fire Department. 

12. A committee on the Health Department. 

13. A committee on the Hospital Dejiartment. 

14. A committee on the Department for the Disp>ection of Buildings. 

15. A committee on the Department for the Inspection of Milk and 
Vinegar. 

16. A committee on the Department for the Inspection of Ptwisions. 

17. A committee on the Department for the Inspection' of Vessels and 
Ballast. 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

18. A committee on the Bepartinent for the Inspection of Wires. 

19. A committee on the Lam]) Department. 

20. A committee on the Laiv Department. 

21. A committee on the Department for Laying Out Streets. 

22. A committee on tlie Library Dep>a7^tment. 

23. A committee on the Market Department. 

24. A committee on the Department of Mount Hope Gem,etery. 

25. A committee on the Park Department. 

26. A committee on the Police Department. 

27. A committee on Public Lands. 

28. A committee on the Department of Public Buildings. 

29. A committee on tlie Department of Public Grounds. 

30. A committee on the Department of Public Institutions. 

31. A committee on the Depjartinent for the Registration of Voters. 

32. A committee on tlie Registry Departinent. 

33. A committee on the Depjartment for the Relief of the Poor. 

34. A committee on the School Department. 

35. A committee on the Department for the Sealing of Weights and 
Measures. 

36. A committee on the Street Deptartment. 

37. A committee on the Surveying Department. 

38. A committee on the Treasury Departm.ent. 

39. A committee on the Water-Licome Department. 

40. A committee on the Water-Supply Department. 

Tliere sliall also be aj)pointed annually, in like manner, the following- 
joint standing committees to perform the duties assigned them : — 

1. A committee on Ap)propjriations , to consist of the chairman and 
seven members of the board of aldermen, and the president and seven 
members of the coinmon council, to whom shall be referred the esti- 
mates of the departments prepared in February annually, and any 
suggestions thereon from his Honor the Mayor. They shall, on or 
before the fifteenth day of March, report an order appropriating such 
sums as they deem necessary for the lawful public uses, and setting 
forth in detail, as far as convenient, the purposes. 

2. A committee on Claims, to consist of three aldermen and five 
councilmen, to whom shall be referred all claims against the city 
arising from the act or neglect of any of its departments. They 
shall report monthly the number and nature of the claims awarded or 
ajDproved by them, and the amount of money awarded or paid in settle- 
ment thereof. 



JOINT RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 75 

3. A committee on tlie Conlinycnt ExiKiises of Ihc dity Council, to 
consist of three aldermen and five couneilnien, to wliom sliall Vje re- 
ferred all matters involving expenditures from any appropriation for 
sueli purposes. Tliey shall examine all bills and vouchers for expendi- 
tures chargeable to such appropriation, and, if the same are correctly 
certified to, shall authenticate them, if correct, by the signature of their 
chairman, and send the same to the city auditor on or before the 
twentieth day of each month, to be paid as the bills of the several 
departments are paid. They shall report in print to the city council, on 
the first of every month, the auditor's statement of expenditures from 
said fund, in reasonable detail, and the amount remaining unexpended. 

4. A committee on Finance, to consist of the chairman and two other 
members of the board of aldermen, and the president and four other 
members of the common council, to whom shall be referred all apjDlica- 
tions for expenditures which involve a loan, or a ti-ansfer of any part of 
an appropriation named in the general appropriation order, or from the 
reserved fund, as provided in Rule 17. 

5. A committee on Legislative Matters, to consist of two aldermen 
and three councilmen, who shall, unless otherwise ordered, apjiear 
before committees of the general court and represent the interests of the 
city ; provided, said committee shall not, unless directed so to do by the 
city council, oppose any legislation petitioned for by the preceding city 
council. It shall report in print to the city council all bills, resolves, 
and petitions presented to the legislature affecting the city of Boston or 
any department thereof. Such printed report shall be made at the next 
meeting of either branch after such application is made, or earlier, at 
the discretion of said committee. 

6. A committee on Ordinances, to consist of the members of the 
Committee on Law Department, to whom shall be referred all ordi- 
nances introduced in either branch, or transmitted to them by vote of 
any standing committee. Unless specially instructed, they shall merely 
pass upon tlie question of the form and legality of the ordinance so re- 
ferred, but they may append an order that such ordinance " ought not 
to pass," and give their reasons therefor. Such reports shall be made 
in not over two weeks from the meeting at which the reference was 
ordered, or the ordinance received from a committee. 

7. A committee on Printing, to consist of three aldermen and five 
councilmen, who shall have the charge of all printing, advertising, or 
publishing ordered by or for the city covmcil, or either branch, as one 
of its contingent or incidental expenses, and the supply of all stationery 
or binding for the same purpose. They shall annually appoint an agent 
to transact the business, and, unless otherwise ordered by vote of the 



76 mu:n^icipal kegister. 

city council, they shall employ the person appointed as superintendent 
of printing under the provisions of the Revised Ordinances of 1890. 
The committee shall fix the number of copies to be printed of any doc- 
ument i^rinted as above, the minimum, however, to be six hundred ; and 
they shall have the right to make rules and regulations for the care, 
custody, and distribution of all documents, books, pamphlets, and maps 
by the city messenger. 

JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Rule 2. Every joint special committee ordered by the city council 
shall, unless otherwise provided in the order, be appointed in the man- 
ner provided in Rule 1. 

JOINT COMMITTEES. 

Rule 3. The member of the board of aldermen first named on every 
joint committee shall be its chairman ; and, in case of his resignation or 
inability, the other members of the same board in the order designated 
by the chairman of the board, and after them the members of the com- 
mon council in the order named, shall act as chairman. The chairman 
shall call meetings of the committee at his discretion, or at the written 
request of a majority of the members. 

Rule 4. Every joint committee shall cause records of their proceed- 
ings to be kept in books provided for that purpose ; and at every meet- 
ing of a committee the records of the previous meeting shall be read, 
unless otherwise ordei-ed by the committee. In all such meetings of 
committees all votes shall, at the request of any member, be taken by 
yeas and nays, and recorded. 

Rule 5. No meeting of any committee shall, without the consent of 
all the members thereof, be called upon less notice than twenty-four 
hours from the time the clerk shall have mailed the notices or despatched 
them bj' special messenger. 

Rule 6. Any joint committee may expend from the appropriation 
for contingent expenses an amount not exceeding two hundred dollars 
in any one year, for purposes connected with the duties of said com- 
mittee for which no provision has been otherwise made, except for 
refreshments or carriage-hire. 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES. 

Rule 7. In every case of disagreement between the two branches 
of the city council, if either branch shall request a conference and 
apjDoint a committee of conference, the other branch shall also appoint 
such a committee, and such committees shall consist of five members 
each. Both committees shall, at an hour to be agreed upon by their 
chairmen, meet and state to each other, verbally or in writing, as either 



JOINT RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 77 

shall choose, the reasons for tlie action of their res])ective Ijranclies in 
relation to tlic matter in controversy, shall confer freely thereon, and 
shall rejjort to their respective branches. 

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEES. 
Rttlk 8. When an orchu'or resolution relates to a subject which may 
properly be examined and rej^orted upon by an existing committee of 
the city council, such oi'der or resolution shall, upon presentation, be 
referred to such committee. Either branch of the city council may 
commit or recommit to a joint committee ; but a reference with instruc- 
tions shall require concurrent action. 

REPORTS OF JOINT COMMITTEES. 

Rule 9. No report of a joint committee shall be received by either 
branch of the city coimcil unless agreed to by such committee at a duly 
notified meeting thereof. The report of a committee upon any subject 
referred to it shall, unless otherwise ordered by the city council or by 
the committee, be presented to the branch in which the order of refer- 
ence originated. It shall be the duty of every joint committee to which 
any subject may be specially referred to report thereon within four 
weeks, or to ask for further time. 

Rule 10. All reports and other papers submitted to the city council 
shall be written or printed, and no indorsement of any kind shall be 
made on the reports, memorials, or other papers, excepting those made 
by the oflB.cers of either branch, or the name of the member offering the 
same. Every report of a committee shall be signed by a member 
belonging to the body to which it shall be presented, unless otherwise 
directed by the committee. Every member presenting an order, ordi- 
nance, or resolution shall have his name indorsed thereon. Such 
member shall be informed, by the clerk of the committee to which the 
matter is referred, of the time fixed for its consideration, if he give 
notice of his desire to be heard thereon. 

Rule 11. Any report containing any recommendation, other than 
" leave to withdraw," or " inexpedient to take further action," or refer- 
ence to another board or committee, shall be accompanied by an ordi- 
nance, order or resolve, embodying such recommendation ; and such 
report shall be acted upon separately. 

Rule 12. Any member of a joint committee may submit a minority 
report at the same time as the majority report, and, if the latter be in 
print, he shall be allowed to submit his report also in print. Either 
branch may order to be printed the report of any committee submitted 
to it, or any document relating to a subject under consideration, the 
expense thereof to be charged to the genei-al appropriation for printing. 



Y8 MUNICIPAL KEGISTEK. 

NOTICE TO OTHER BRANCH. 

Rule 13. All papers requiring concurrent action shall be trans- 
mitted from one branch of the city council to tlie other before the next 
regular meeting of the latter branch, with the action of the branch 
sending them indorsed thereon, and signed by the regular presiding 
officer of such branch, or, in his absence, by the clerk or assistant 
clerk of such body. In case of votes or action by either branch not 
based on written orders or papers, notice of the same shall be trans- 
mitted to the other branch, signed as hereinbefore directed. In case 
any ordinance, oi'der, or resolution originating in one branch shall 
fail to pass in the other, notice thereof shall be given, under the signa- 
ture of the clerk, to the branch in which the same originated. 

ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Rule 14. In all votes requiring concurrent action the form of ex- 
pression shall be " Ordered" for everything by way of command ; and 
the form shall be "Resolved," for everything exj^ressing opinions, 
principles, facts, or purposes. 

APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 

Rule 15. Whenever the city council shall order an expenditure by 
.any committee, board, or officer, either in addition to the estimates on 
which the appropriation was made or for an object not included in 
..such estimates, it shall provide for the payment of the same. 

Rule 16. No expenditure shall be made from the reserved fund 
except by a transfer to some other appropi'iation or to a new appro- 
priation to be established, and no expenditure shall be charged to the 
-appropriation for incidentals except transfers and the expenditures 
therefrom provided for in the ordinances. 

Rule 17. Every application for an additional appi'opriation, to be 
provided for by transfer or loan, shall be referred to the committee on 
the department for which the appropriation is to be made, and the re- 
port of such committee thereon shall, upon presentation in either 
branch, be referred to the committee on finance, and no such addi- 
tional appropriation shall be made until the latter committee has re- 
ported thereon. 

Rule 18. No order authorizing the borrowing of money, or the 
transfer of one appropriation or pai't of an appropriation to another 
appropriation, shall be passed, unless two-thirds of the whole number 
of the members of each branch of the city council vote in the affirtn- 
-ative, by vote taken by yea and nay. 



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I'.llA.S AND ACC<;UNTS. 

Rule 19. No presiding- ollicer of a board, or cliairman of a com- 
mittee, unless duly authorized by such boai'd or coniniittoe, shall ap- 
prove any bill or account against tlio city. 

Rule 20. No bills for refreshments or carriages shall be paid, 
unless such bills shall specify in detail the names of the members to 
whom such refreshments or carriages are furnished, and the dates of 
furnishing the same. No member of the city council shall incur any 
such bills, unless the same be furnished while performing some duty 
with which he has been charged by a committee of which he is a 
member, and by the vote of such committee authorizing such special 
expenditure. All bills for refreshments shall be pi'esented at the time 
incuiTcd, and shall be approved by the members of the city council 
incurring the same ; provided, hoivever, that all bills contracted by sub- 
committees shall be submitted to and approved by the full committee. 

Rule 21. All carriages shall be ordered through the city messen- 
ger, who shall examine and audit the bills therefor within twenty days 
from the date they are incurred, and the clerk of committees shall fur- 
nish the city messenger a copy of the vote, in each case, authorizing 
the use of such cari'iages. 

Rule 22. All bills for refreshments or carriages shall be paid from 
the appropriation for the contingent expenses of the city council, and 
if containing items incurred more than three months previous to the 
date of their presentation to the auditor shall go before the city coun- 
cil for approval. The prices paid for all carriages hired under this rule 
shall be in conformity with the rates established by the Board of 
Police. 

AMENDMENT OR REPEAL. 

Rule 23. The foregoing rules shall not be altered, amended, sus- 
pended, or rejiealed at any time, except by the votes of two-thirds of 
the members of each branch of the city council present and voting 
thereon. 



80 MLTiTICIPAL REGISTER. 



RULES AND ORDERS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 



AS ADOPTED ON JANUARY 22, 1891. 



Rule 1. Unless otherwise ordered from time to time, the regular 
meeting of the common council shall be held on every Thursday, at 
half-past seven o'clock P.M., and on the appearance of a quorum the 
council shall be called to order. In the absence of the president the 
oldest senior member present shall take the chair, and a president pro 
tempore shall be chosen by ballot ; and if an election is not effected on 
the first trial, on subsequent trials a plurality vote shall elect. 

PRESIDENT. 

Rule 2. The president shall appoint and announce all committees, 
unless otherwise ordered, and shall communicate his appointments to 
the council at the meeting following such action, if not made during a 
session. All vacancies upon committees shall be filled in the manner 
of original appointment; and members so appointed shall take rank 
according to the date of their appointment. 

Rule 3. The president may at any time call another member to the 
chair ; but such substitution shall not continue beyond an adjournment. 
In all cases the president may vote. 

Rule 4. The president may make any rules that he deems proper to 
preserve order in the council chamber during sessions of the council, 
and he shall forbid smoking in the council chamber during a session. 

CLERK. 

Rule 5. The clerk shall keep a record of the acts, votes, and pro- 
ceedings of the common council, and a separate record of all decisions 
of the chair upon questions of order. He shall have the care and 
custody of all papers belonging to this branch of the city council ; and 
shall prei^are a schedule of business in order for each meeting, in such 
manner as the president may direct. 

He shall draw up and send all messages to the board of aldermen ; 
and shall retain in his possession all papers until the right to file a 
notice of reconsideration has expired, and after such notice he shall keep 



KULES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 81 

the jxipers portiiiniiii;' lIuM'cifo until IIks i-i<j,-lil of i-ijconsidcraf ion lias 
exi)ire(l. 

CONDUCT OF MEMIiEUS. 

Rule 6. Except when otherwise provided, no member shall 
speak for moi'e than fifteen minutes, and a further equal time if the 
•council so vote. No member shall speak a second time on a question, 
if another member who has not spoken claims the iloor. 

Rule 7. No member shall interrujJt anotlier while speaking, ex- 
cej)t by rising to call to order, in Avhich case the speaker shall not lose 
his right to the floor. 

Every member, while speaking, shall confine himself to the question 
under debate, and shall I'efrain from personalities, and shall not refer 
to any other member of the council except by a respectful designation ; 
:and no member shall speak or vote out of his jslace without leave of 
the president. 

QUORUM. 

Rule 8. Whenever, on a I'ising vote or on a roll-call, a quorum does 
not vote, or whenever a member raises the doubt of a quorum being 
present, the chair shall ascertain and declare whether a quorum is 
present. If there is no quorum present, he shall immediately declare the 
council adjourned. 

COMMITTEES. 

Rule 9. All matters relating to the elections of members shall be 
referred to the standing committee on elections, which shall consist of 
£ve members. 

Rule 10. There shall be a standing committee on judiciary, 
consisting of five members, who shall have the power to obtain the 
opinion of the corporation counsel on all matters that shall be referred 
to them. 

Rule 11. All committees of this council shall be notified of their 
meetings by the clerk of committees. They shall not sit during ses- 
sions of the council without special leave, nor be called, on less notice 
than twenty-four hours from the time the notices are mailed by the 
•clerk or despatched, by special messenger, unless all the members consent ; 
and they shall keep' a record of their doings. The member first named 
shall be chaii-man, unless otherwise ordered by the committee, in which 
■case the council shall be notified of the change ; and the same rule 
shall apply to the members serving on joint committees. 

Rule 12. Special committees of this council shall consist of thi-ee 
members, unless otherwise ordered. 

Rule 13. No report of any committee shall be received, unless 
agreed to by such committee at a duly notified meeting thereof. Such. 



82 MU]STIC1PAL EEGISTEE. 

report, when presented, may be ordered to be printed, and shall then 
take its place among the unfinished business for consideration at the 
next meeting. 

Rule 14. Committees of this council to whom any matter is re- 
ferred shall report within four weeks, or ask for further time. 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. 

Rule 15. When the council shall determine to go into a committee 
of the whole, the president shall apj^oint the member who shall take 
the chair. 

Rule 16. The rules of proceedings in the council shall be observed 
in committee of the whole, so far as they are applicable, but a motion 
to rise, report progress, and ask leave to sit again shall be first in 
order, and shall be decided without debate ; and the jirevious question 
shall not be moved. 

COURSE OF PROCEEDINGS. 

Rule 17. At every regular meeting of the council the order of 
business shall be as follows : — 

First. Reading of the records of the iDreceding meeting, if called 
for by any member. 

Second. Papers from the board of aldermen. 

Third. Reports of committee on finance. 

Fourth. Reports of committees, which shall be called for by divis- 
ions in numerical order. 

Fifth. Motions, orders, and resolutions. They shall be read once, 
and may be referred or specially assigned, and if no objection is made 
and no suspension of the rules is necessary, they may be given a 
second reading and jDassed. 

Sixth. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

Seventh. Communications and reports from city officers. 

Eighth. Presentation of petitions, remonstrances, and memorials. 

Ninth. Notices of motions for reconsideration. 

Tenth. Motions, orders, and resolutions. 

Provided, however, that not more than thirty minutes shall be allowed 
for the presentation of papers under the fifth order of business. Papers 
shall be called for by divisions in numerical order, and only one mem- 
ber in a division shall be recognized until each division has been called. 

Rule 18. All papers addressed to the council shall be presented 
by the president or by a member ; and unless the council shall other- 
wise determine, they shall be read by the president or such other 



RULES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 83 

person ;is lie may r(;<(ii(i,st, anil Ix; tak(!n up in tlic order in wliirli tliey 
are presented. 

Rule It). All ordinanees, orders, and I'csulutions shall, unless re- 
jected, have two several readings, after each of which debate shall be 
in order, and they shall then be put on their passage. Whenever the 
second reading immediately follows the first, the document may be 
read by its title only, unless objection is made. 

Rule 20. No ordinaruje and no order or resolution imposing penal- 
ties, or authorizing a loan or the expenditure of money, shall have 
more than one reading on the same day ; but this rille shall not apply 
to an order to print a document or to provide refreshments during a 
session . 

MOTIONS. 

Rule 21. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the president 
shall so direct, and no other motion shall be entertained until a reason- 
able time be afforded for compliance with such direction. 

Rule 22. In naming sums and fixing times the largest sum and 
longest time shall first be put to the question. 

Rule 23. When a question is under debate, the president shall re- 
ceive any of the following motions, but no others : — 

1. To adjourn. 

2. The previous question. 

3. To lay on the table. 

4. To close debate at a specified time. 

5. To especially assign to a time certain. 

6. To refer to a committee. 

7. To amend. 

8. To refer to another board. 

9. To postpone indefinitely. 

These several motions shall not be applied to each other, except that 
the motion to assign, refer, amend, or to close debate at a specified 
time may be amended ; and the previous question may be demanded 
upon an amendment, which motion shall be decided without debate. 
When one of these motions has been made, none of the others inferior 
to it in precedence shall be made, and in proceeding to vote, motions 
pending shall be put in the order of their rank, as above arranged. 
No motion or proposition of a subject different from that under con- 
sideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.. 

Rule 24. When a matter has been especially assigned to be taken 



84 MUNICIPAL EEGMSTEK. 

up at a fixed hour or at a certain stage of proceedings, such matter 
shall, at the time appointed or at any time subsequent thereto, dui'ing 
the same or succeeding meetings, be in order upon the call of any 
member, and take precedence of all other business. 

Rule 25. When an order or resolution relates to a subject which 
may properly be examined and reported upon by an existing committee 
of the city council, such order or resolution shall, upon presentation, be 
referred to such committee. When a motion is made to refer any 
subject, and different committees are proj)Osed, the motion shall be put 
in the following order : — 

A standing committee of the council. 
A special committee of the council. 
A johit standing committee. 
A joint special committee. 

Rule 26. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, provided 
business of a nature to be recorded on the journal has been transacted 
since a motion to adjourn was rejected ; and such motion shall be 
decided without debate. 

Rule 27. Debate on a call for the previous question, or on a motion 
to close debate at a specified time, or on a motion to lay on the table or 
take fi'om the table, shall not exceed ten minutes, and no member shall 
speak more than three minutes. In such debate, however, the merits 
of the main question shall not be discussed. 

Rule 28. Any member may requii'e the division of a question when 
the sense will admit of it ; and any member may move at any time for 
the suspension of any rule or rules. 



PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

Rule 29. When the previous question is ordered, the vote shall be 
taken upon all pending amendments, and finally upon the main 
question. 

Rule 80. All incidental qviestions of order ai'ising after a motion is 
made for the previous question shall be decided without debate, except 
on an appeal; and on such an appeal, no member shall be allowed to 
speak more than once without leave of the council. 

Rule 31. The previous question shall be put in the following 
form : " Shall the main question be now puf^ " and all debate upon the 
main question shall be suspended until the previous question has been 
decided. 



RULES OF THE OOMMOK COUNOIL. 85 



Rule 32. No :ii)po;il I'l-om tlie decision of tlie president shall be 
entertained unless it is seconded ; and no other business shall be in 
order till the question on the appeal has been decided. The question 
shall be put as follows: "Shall the decision of the chair stand as the 
judgment of the council'^'''' And it shall be deemed to be decided in the 
affirmative unless a majority of the votes given are to the contrary. 

VOTING. 

Rule 33. If the president is unable to decide or if any member 
doubts a vote, the president shall cause a rising vote to be taken on the 
question, without further debate. The president shall appoint two tell- 
ers for each division of the council as fixed by him, who shall agree 
on a coimt and report the result aloud to him. 

Rule 84. A motion that any pending vote shall be taken by yeas 
and nays shall be in order at any time, and no debate shall be allowed 
thereon, but it shall be passed by the assent of one-fifth of the members 
present. 

Rule 35. After the announcement of a vote not taken by yeas and 
nays, any member may move for a verification thereof by yeas and 
nays, and on such motion a debate of the original question not exceed- 
ing five minutes shall be permitted; and tlie yeas and nays shall be 
taken, provided one-fifth of the members voting shall so require. 

RECONSIDERATION. 

Rule 36. When a vote has been passed, any member may move a 
reconsideration thereof at the same meeting, either immediately aftei* 
the announcement of such vote or wheneyer motions are in order ; or 
if any member who is not shown by a yea and nay vote to have A^oted 
against the prevailing side shall give notice to the clerk, before ten 
o'clock- A.M. of the next day but one following that on which a meeting 
was held (except the final meeting of the year, or that pi'eceding any 
adjournment for over two weeks), of his intention so to do, he may 
move a reconsideration at the next meeting at which said motion is 
reached in the oixler of proceedings. 

Rule 37. Debate on motions to reconsider shall be limited to thirty 
minutes, and no member shall speak more than five minutes. When- 
ever a matter has been especially assigned, a notice, as above specified, 
to reconsider any vote affecting it shall be considered whenever such 
special assignment takes elfect. 



86 MUIflCIPAL REGISTER. 

Rule 38. When a motion for reconsideration has been decided, that 
decision shall not be reconsidered, and no question shall be twice 
reconsidered unless it has been amended after the reconsideration ; nor 
shall any reconsideration be had upon either of the following motions : 

To adjourn. 

The previous question. 

To lay on the table. 

To take from the table. 

To close debate at a specified time. 



RESCINDING VOTES. 

Rule 39. After a vote has been refused a reconsideration, it shall not 
be rescinded unless two-thirds of the whole number of the members of 
the common council vote in the affirmative. 



ELECTIONS. 

Rule 40. All officers receiving any compensation from the city of 
Boston, who are primarily elected by the city council, shall be chosen 
in this branch by ballot, at a meeting subsequent to the one at which 
they are reported as nominated by a committee, or as elected by the 
board of aldermen. 

Rule 41. In all -elections by ballot the number of blanks cast shall 
be reported, but shall not be counted in the returns. Ballots cast for 
ineligible persons shall be counted and reported, but only for the ])ur- 
pose of ascertaining the whole number of ballots cast. Where a 
jDlurality elects, if an ineligible person receive a plurality there shall 
be no choice. 



SEATS OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 42. No person except a member of the council shall be per- 
mitted to occupy the seat of any member while the coiuicil is in session. 
The seats of the members of the council shall be numbered, and shall 
be determined, in the presence of the council, by drawing the names of 
members and the numbers of the seats simultaneously; and each mem- 
ber shall be entitled for the year to the seat bearing the number so 
drawn against his name, and shall not change it except by the jjermis- 
sion of the president. 



KULES OF THE COMMON COUXCIL. S7 



SPEOTATOUS. 

Rule 43. The city mossenger shall allow no jx'i-son ii])oii the lh)or 
of the council ciianibcr or in either of tiie anterooms, except members 
of the city government and rei^ortevs, without the permission of the 
l^resident; and while the council is in session, no person except mem- 
bers of the city government and reporters shall be alloAved in either of 
the anterooms on the easterly side. The president shall order such ac- 
commodations on the floor for reporters and spectators as he shall deem 
proper ; provided, however, that no spectators shall be seated behind the 
members of the comicil. 

Rule 44. The council chamber shall be used for meetings of the 
council only, unless by special vote of the common council ; pro- 
vided, that during the summer recess the president may allow the 
chamber to be used for jj^^blic purjooses, in all cases repoi'ting his ac- 
tion to the council at its next meeting. The anteroom and large com- 
mittee-room on the east shall be subject to the same rules, except that 
the pi'esident may allow committee-meetings to be held therein at times 
when the council is not in session. The clerk's room shall be assigned 
to the clerk of the common council for occupancy and use. The ante- 
room between the council chamber and the clerk's room shall be used 
during the meetings of the council to give access to the seats on the 
floor, and such other purposes as the president may direct; x>rovided, 
that smoking there shall not be allowed on the part of visitors. The 
general care and supervision of these rooms are hereby intrusted to the 
city messenger, subject to the direction of the president ; but no expen- 
diture of money shall be made excej)t by direct vote of the common 
council. 

REFRESHMENTS AND CARRIAGE-HIRE. 

Rule 45. No bill for refreshments or carriage-hire shall be incurred 
by any member of the common council, except in the discharge of ofii- 
cial duty, and all bills for refreshments, after being duly certified to by 
the members incurring the same, shall be submitted to the auditing com- 
mittee, as hereinafter provided. All carriages shall be hired through 
the city messenger, who shall obtain and verify the bills within twenty 
days from the date when they were incurred, and the clerk of committees 
shall furnish to the city messenger a copy of the vote, in each case, au- 
thorizing the use of such carriao-es. When the common council is in 
session at eleven P.M., the city messenger is directed to provide car- 
riages to convey members and officials to their respective homes, if 
they so desire. The president is hereby authorized to incur bills for 



88 MUN^ICIPAL REGISTER. 

refreshments or carriage-hire while in the discharge of his official du- 
ties. The^prices paid for all carriages hired under this rule shall be in 
conformity with^the rates established by the board of police. All bills 
so ineurred^for refreshments and carriage-hire shall be chai'ged to the 
contingent fund of the common council, and all bills for refreshments 
shall be audited, before presentation to the city auditor, by a committee 
of three members of the common council. Said committee shall satisfy 
themselves of the correctness of such bills, both as to authority and 
amount, and may require evidence before approving them for pay- 
ment; such audit shall be completed monthly, on or before the twenty- 
fifth day of the month, and no bill shall be considered unless jDre- 
sented within thi'ee months of the date of incurring the same. 

The city au.ditor shall report in print every three months, giving in 
detail the bills allowed and the votes authorizinp- the same. 



EEPEAL. 

, Rule 46. The foregoing rules shall not be altered, amended, sus- 
pended, or repealed, at any time, except by the votes of two-thirds of 
the members of the common council present and voting thereon. 



GOYEEKMEIS^T 



OF THE 



CITY OF BOSTON 
1891. 



NATHAN MATTHEWS, Jr., Mayor, 
Residence, 456 Beacon street. 

Salary, $10,000. 
[Stat. 1885, chap. 266. Eev. Ord., chap. 2; chap. 3, § 6.] 



CITY COUNCIL. 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Salary, |)1,500, each. 
[Stat. 1888, chap. 286. Rev. Ord., chap. 3, § 6.] 

Herbert S. Carruth, Chairman. 

FiBST District. — [Wards 1, 2.] 

John H. Sullivan . . . .199 Webster street. 

Second District. — [Wards 3, 4, 5.] 

Benjamin F. Stagey . . . 33 High street. 

Third District. — [Wards 6, 7, 8.] 

Thomas F. Keenan .... 41 McLean street. 

Fourth District. — [Wards 9, 10.] 

George v. L. Meyer ... 54 Beacon street. 



90 MIXNTCIPAL REGISTER. 

Fifth District. — [Wards 11, 16.] 

Nathaniel J. Eust . . .172 Newbury street. 

Sixth District. — [Wards 12, 13.] 

Edward J. Leaky . . .25 West Fifth street. 

Seventh District. — [Wards 14, 15.] 

Thomas W. Flood . . .533 East Fifth street. 

Eighth District. — [Wards 17, 18.] 

Weston Lewis . . . . 81 Worcester street. 

Ninth District. — [Wards 19, 22.] 

Martin Regan .... 1 Gay street. 

Tenth District. — [Wards 20, 21.] 

Lewis G. Farmer . . . Townsend street. 

Eleventh District. — [Wards 23, 25.] 

John H. Lee 10 Parsons street. 

Twelfth District. — [Ward 24.] 

HJERBEET S. Carruth . . 10 Beaumoiit street. 

Clerk, ex officio. 
J. Mitchell Galvin, 51 Washington street, Dorchester. 

[Stat. 1821, 110, § 10 ; St. 1854, 448, § 30 ; St. 1885, 266, § 2. Rev. Ord., chap. 4.] 



Regular meetings, Mondays, at 4 o'clock P.M. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 

David F. Barry, President. 

Ward 1. — Frank C. Wood, 406 Meridian street. 
John L. Bates, 282 Meridian street. 
Hugh L. Stalker, 110 Trenton street. 




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COMMON COUNCIL. 



91 



Ward 2. — Patrick C. Kklly, 352 Suhiikm- street. 
Thomas Artiiuu, (57 MavcricU s(|ii:ir(!. 
William J. Donovan, 141 London street. 

Ward 3. — Williaji J. Doherty, 20 Medtbrd street. 
John J. Mahoney, 70 Doeutur street, 
Michael J. Tierney, 61 Moulton street. 

Ward 4. — Henry W. Woodbury, 15 Irving place. 

William H. Boardman, 139 High street. . 
Myron D. Cressy, 15 Oak street. 

Ward 5. — John Hurley, 28 Mt. Vernon street. 
James W. O'Brien, 6 Call-st. place. 
Elliott D. Robbins, 46 High street. 

Ward 6. — Neil F. Doherty, 42 Sheafe street. 
Charles Carroll, 3 Hanover place. 
John J. Irving, 193 Salem street. 

Ward 7. — Edavard P. Clark, 1 Endicott court. 

Patrick F. Brogan, 66 No. Margin street. 
Cornelius H. Toland, 212 Endicott street. 

Ward 8. — Michael B. Gilbride, 10 Billerica street. 
Patrick Higgins, 38 Billerica street. 
Hugh McLaughlin, 56 Auburn street. 

Ward 9. — Albert H. Hall, 85 West Cedar street. 
Nelson G. Gaskins, 14 Grove street. 
Seth p. Smith, 86 Myrtle street. 

Ward 10. — Bov^^doin S. Parker, 54 Bowdoin street. 
Arthur L. Spring, 34 Hancock street. 
Clarence P. Weston, 11 Beacon street. 

Ward 11. — Francis C. Lowell, 159 Beacon street. 

Charles W. Hallstram, 123 Dartmouth st. 
Frank H. Beiggs, 2^ Hotel Berkeley. 



92 MinsriciPAL register. 

Ward 12. — John F. J. Mulhall, 8 Hudson street. 
Daniel P. Toomey, 89 Tyler street. 
John Quinn, Jr. , 30 Wendell street. 

Ward 13. — Michael W. Norms, 67 West Seventh street. 
John H. Griffin, 98 Broadway. 
Andrew J. Quinn, 239 C street. 

Ward 14. — James H. Coughlin, 545 East Sixth street. 
John A. Daunt, 344 E street. 
Josiah S. Dean, 927 East Fourth street. 

Ward 15. — Joseph J. Casey, 160 West Eighth street. 
Charles H. Dirksmeyer, Willow court. 
Timothy J. Sullivan, 386 Fourth street. 

Ward 16. — ^^ David F. Barry, 5 Taylor street. 

John B. Cadigan, 12 Genesee street. 
Abraham Levy, 57 D wight street. 

Ward 17. — S. Edward Shaw, 607 Tremont street. 

William R. Browne, 53 Warren avenue. 
William Gordon, Q'6 Appleton street. 

Ward 18. — George E. Lovett, 36 Greenwich park. 

Abraham C. Ratshesky, 535 Columbus ave. 
Thomas Talbot, 102 W. Springfield street. 

Ward 19. — Thomas F. Lyons, 26 Elmwood street. 
Mark H. Lynch, 115 Cabot street. 
William J. Murphy, 53 Kendall street. 

Ward 20. — Charles H. Dolan, 48 Adams street. 
Hugh Gilligan, 5 Crosby place. 
William B. McClellan, 52 Monadnock st. 

Ward 21. — Horace G. Allen, 30 Lambert street. 
Benjamin F. Brown, 24 Clitf street. 
Melancthon W. Burlen, 27 Waumbeck st. 



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Ward 22. — John F. Kinney, 174 Ward street. 

George H. Murray, 259 Heath street. 

Ward 23. — Franklin P. Pierce, 8 Greenwood avenue. 
Horace Bacon (res., Ap. 10), 18Fairview st. 
Frank F. Proctor, 48 Green street. 
John J. Kane (from June 11), Summer st. 

Ward 24. — Walter L. Hayes, Cor. Savin Hill avenue and 

Auckland street. 
Charles E. Folsom, Jr., 38 Romsey street. 
Fred H. Young, 3 Ocean street. 

Ward 25. — Henry B. Goodenough, Foster street. 
Frederic Eaton, 49 Gardner street. 

Clerh. 
Joseph O'Kane, Blakeville, near Olney street, Dorchester. 

Salary, S3,000. [Kev. Ord., chap. 3, § 6.] 



Regular meetings, Thursdays, at 7.30 P.M. 



MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

(Alphabetically arranged.) 



Carruth, Herbert S. 
Farmer, Lewis G. 
Flood, Thomas W. 
Keenan, Thomas F. 
Leary, Edward J. 
Lee, John H. 



Allen, Horace G. 
Arthur, Thomas . 
Barry, David F. . 



ALDERMEN. 


District 


I 


. . 12 


Lewis, Weston . . . 


. . 10 


Meyer, George v. L. . 


. . 7 


Regan, Martin . . . 


. . 3 


Rust, Nathaniel J. . 


. . 6 


Stacey, Benjamin F. . 


. . 11 


Sullivan, John H. . . 


COMMON 


COUNCIL. 


Ward 




. . 21 


Bates, John L. . . 


. . 2 


Boardman, William H., 


. . 16 


Briggs, Frank H. 



District 

8 
4 
9 
5 
2 
1 



"Ward 
1 

4 
11 



94: 



MUNICIPAL REGISTEE. 



Brogan, Patrick F. 
Brown, Benjamin F. 
Browne, William R. 
Burlen, Melancthon W. 
Cadigan, John R. 
Carroll, Charles . 
Casey, Joseph J. 
Clark, Edward P. . 
Coughlin, James H. 
Cressy, Myron D, . 
Daunt, John A. . 
Dean, Josiah S. . 
Dirksmeyer, Charles H. 
Doherty, Neil F. 
Doherty, William J. 
Dolan, Charles H. . 
Donovan, William J. 
Eaton, Frederic . 
Folsom, Charles E., Jr. 
Gaskins, Nelson G. . 
Gilbride, Michael B. 
Gilligan, Hugh . . 
Goodenough, Henry B. 
Gordon, William 
Griffin, John H. . 
Hall, Albert H. . . 
Hallstram, Charles W. 
Hayes, Walter L. 
Higgins, Patrick . 
Hurley, John . . . 
Irving, John J. . 
Kane, John J. 
Kelly, Patrick C. . 
Kinney, John F. . 



Ward 




Ward 


7 


Levy, Abraham . 


. 16 


. 21 


Lovett, George E. . 


. 18 


. 17 


Lowell, Francis C. . 


. 11 


, 21 


Lynch, Mark H. . 


. 19 


. 16 


Lyons, Thomas F. 


. 19 


. 6 


Mahoney, John J. 


. 3 


. 15 


McClellan, William B. . 20 


7 


McLaughlin, Hugh 


. 8 


. 14 


Mulhair, John F. J. 


. 12 


. 4 


Murphy, William J. 


. 19 


. 14 


Murray, George H. 


. 22 


. 14 


Norris, Michael W. 


. 13 


, 15 


O'Brien, James W. 


. 5 


. 6 


Parker, Bowdoin S. 


. 10 


. 3 


Pierce, Franklin P. 


. 23 


. 20 


Proctor, Frank F. 


. 23 


2 


Quinn, Andrew J. 


. 13 


. 25 


Quinu, John, Jr. 


. 12 


, 24 


Ratshesky , Abraham C . , 18 


9 


Robbins, Elliott D. 


. . 5 


. 8 


Shaw, S. Edward 


. . 17 


. 20 


Smith, Seth P. . 


. . 9 


., 25 


Spring, Arthur L. 


. . 10 


. 17 


Stalker, Hugh L. 


• .. 1 


. 13 


Sullivan, Timothy J 


. . 15 


. 9 


Talbot, Thomas . 


. . 18 


. 11 


Tierney, Michael J. 


. 3 


. 24 


Toland, Cornelius H 


. . 7 


. 8 


Toomey, Daniel P. 


. . 12 


. 5 


Weston, Clarence P 


. . 10 


6 


Wood, Frank C. 


. . 1 


. 23 


Woodbury, Henry W. . 4 


2 


Young, Fred H. . 


. . 24 


. 22 







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COMMITTEES. 95 

P/'e.s.s lleporters. 

John J. O'Callagiian, — Advertiser and Record. 
David J. McGkatii, — Globe. 
George F. Kiciimond, — Herald. 
Weston F. Hutchins, — Journal. 
Walter S. Barnes, Jr., — Post. 
Allan C. A. Chamberlain, — Transcript. 
Stephen O. Sherman, — Traveller. 
D. J. McGrath, — City Press Association. 
Official Stenographer. — E. W. Harnden, 28 Pemherton 

square. 



COMMITTEES. 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 
Armories and Military Affaihs. — Staeey, Regan, Lewis. 
Bonds. — Leary, Keenan, Rust. 
County Accounts. — Lee, Farmer, Meyer. 
Electric Wires. — Staeey, Farmer, Rust. 
Faneuil Hall, etc. — Staeey, Keenan, Leary. 
Lamps. — Leary, Sullivan, Lewis. 
Licenses. — Staeey, Regan ^ Rust. 
Markets. — Lee, Flood, Lewis. 
Railroads. — Carruth, Flood, Rust. 
Steam-Engines, etc. — Leary, Lee, Lewis. 
Streets and Sewers. — The w^hole Board. Sub-Committees. — 
Paving Division — Flood, Keenan, Meyer, Leary; Sewer Division — 
Farmer, Sullivan, Carruth, Lee; Bridge Division — Staeey, Lewis, 
Flood, Regan; Sanitary Division — Sullivan, Rust, Keenan; Street- 
Gleaning Division — Lewis, Keenan, Rust. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. . 

State Aid. — Staeey, Keenan, Lewis. 

Rules and Orders. — Carruth, Farmer, Rust. 

Dudley-street Crossing, N. Y. & N. E. R.R. — Farmer, Rust, Regan. 

Boundary Lines. — [Order January 29, 1891.] — Lee, Meyer. 



"96 MUNICIPAL KEGISTEK. 

Inspection of Prisons. — [Order January 21, 1891.] — Sullivan, 

Leary, Lewis. 

JN"ew Court House. — [Order Januar}' 19, 1891.] — Keenan, Lewis, 

Sullivan. 

Investigation of Milk Inspector. — Regan, Lewis, Stacey. 

JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Appropriations. — Aldermen — Herbert S. Carruth, John H. SuUi- 
"van, Thomas W. Flood, John H. Lee, Benjamin F. Stacey, Nathaniel 
J. Rust, Weston Lewis, Edward J. Leary. Common Council — David 

F. Barry, Michael W. Norris, John F. Kinney, John Quinn, Jr., William 
J. Doherty, Charles H. Dolan, Walter L. Hayes, Franklin P. Pierce. 

Department of Ancient Records. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, 
George v. L. Meyer, Thomas F. Keenan. Com,mon Council. — John L, 
Bates, Patrick Higgins, Bowdoin S. Parker, Michael W. Norris, Josiah S. 
Dean. 

Architect Department. — Aldermen — George v. L. Meyer, Edward 
J. Leary, Lewis G. Farmer. Common Council — Cornelius H. Toland, 
-John B. Cadigan, Fred. H. Young, Seth P. Smith, David F. Barry. 

Assessing Department. — Aldermen — Thomas W. Flood, Martin 
Regan, Weston Lewis. Commoti Council — Charles Carroll, John H. 
Griffin, William H. Boardman, Hugh McLaughlin, John J. Kane. 

Auditing Department. — Aldermen — Benjamin F. Stacey, John H. 
Lee, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council. — Patrick F. Brogan, Nelson 

G. Gaskins, James W. O'Brien, Thomas Talbot, William J. Murphy. 
City Clerk Department. — Aldermen — Benjamin F. Stacey, Martin 

Regan, John H. Sullivan. Common Council — Edward P. Clark, Clai'- 
ence P. Weston, Charles Carroll, Fred. H. Young, Charles H. Dirks- 
meyer. 

City Messenger Department. — J ZcZermera — Nathaniel J. Rust, 
John H. Lee, George v. L. Meyer. Common Council — William B. 
McClellan, T. Edward Shaw, Michael J. Tierney, Charles W. Hallsti-am, 
Timothy J. Sullivan. 

Claims. — Aldermen — Lewis G. Farmer, Nathaniel J. Rust, Benja- 
min F. Stacey. Commoti Council — Francis C. Lowell, David F. Barry, 
Charles H. Dolan, Melancthon W. Burlen, Joseph J. Casey. 

Clerk of Committees Department. — Aldermen — John H. Lee, 
Weston Lewis, Benjamin F. Stacey. Common Council — Charles H. 
Dolan, Walter L. Hayes, Patrick C. Kelley, Nelson G. Gaskins, Elliott 
D. Bobbins. 



COMMITTEES. 97 

Collecting Department. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, Ed- 
ward J. Leary, Weston Lewis. Common Council — John Quinn, Jr., 
William II. Boardman, John B. Cadigan, Henry H. Goodenough, 
William J. Donovan. 

Contingent Expenses. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, Benjamin 
F. Stacey, George v. L, Meyer. Common Council — John F. J. Mul- 
hall, Nelson G. Gaskins, Charles E. Folsom, Jr., Palrick F. Brogan, S. 
Edward Shaw. 

Depaktment for Inspection of Milk and Vinegar. — Aldermen 

— Martin Regan, Nathaniel J. Rust, John H. Lee. Common Cotaicil — 
Abraham Levy, Albert H. Hall, John F. J. Mulhall, Melancthon W. 
Burlen, William R. Browne. 

Department for Inspection of Provisions. — Aldermen — John 
H. Lee, Weston Lewis, John H. Sullivan. Common Council — Frederic 
Eaton, John B. Cadigan, George E. Lovett, Mark H. Lynch, William J. 
Doherty. 

Department for Inspection of Vessels and Ballast. — Aldermen 

— Thomas F. Keenan, George v. L. Meyer, Benjamin F. Stacey. Com,- 
mon Council — John J. Irving, Clarence P. Weston, Hugh McLaughlin, 
Benjamin F. Brown, William Gordon. 

Department for Inspection of Wires. — Aldermen — Thomas W. 
Flood, Nathaniel J. Rust, Weston Lewis. Common Council — John H. 
GrifSn, Franklin P. Pierce, Joseph J. Casey, Charles E. Folsom, Jr., 
John Hurley. 

Department of Mount Hope Cemetery. — Aldermen — Lewis G. 
Farmer, Martin Regan, Benjamin F. Stacey. Common Council — Patrick 
C. Kelly, Benjamin F. Brown, John A. Daunt, Franklin P. Pierce, 
Timothy J. Sullivan. 

Department of Public Grounds. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
Benjamin F. Stacey, Thomas W. Flood. Common Council — John 
Quinn, Jr., Michael B. Gilbride, Abraham C. Ratshesky, Patrick F. 
Brogan, William Gordon. 

Department for Registration of Voters. — Aldermen — Martin 
Regan, Nathaniel J. Rust, Edward J. Leary. Common Council — Thomas 
Arthur, John J. Mahoney, William H. Boardman, Frank H. Briggs, 
Patrick F. Brogan. 

Department for Sealing of Weights and Measures. — Alder- 
men — Thomas W. Flood, Weston Lewis, John H. Lee. Common Coun- 
cil — Charles Carroll, Henry W. Woodbury, Neil F. Dohert}^ George H. 
Murray, Michael B. Gilbride. 



98 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Engineering Department. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenaii, George 
V. L. Meyer, Edward J. Leary. Common <Jounc%l — William R.Browne, 
Thomas Talbot, Michael J. Tierney, John A. Daunt, Frank C. Wood. 

Ferry Department. — Alderm,en — John H. Sullivan, John H. Lee, 
Weston Lewis. Com,m,on Council — Frank C. Wood, William J. Dono- 
van, John J. Irving, Abraham C. Ratshesky, Patrick F. Brogan. 

Finance. — Aldei-men — Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, ex 
officio, Thomas W. Flood, George v. L. Meyer. Com,mon Council — 
David F. Barry, Horace G. Allen, Michael W. Norris, Henry B. Good- 
enough, Thomas F. Lyons. 

Fire Department. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Martin Regan, 
George v. L. Meyer. Common Council — William B. McClellan, Elliott 
D. Bobbins, Abraham Levy, Arthur L. Spring, Michael J. Tierney. 

Health Department. — Aldermen — Martin Regan, Thomas W. 
Flood, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — John H. Griffin, Frederic 
Eaton, Daniel P. Toomey, William J. Donovan, John B. Cadigan. 

Hospital Department. — Aldermen — Benjanain F. Stacey, Weston 
Lewis, Thomas W. Flood. Common Council — Walter L. Hayes, 
Michael B. Gilbride, George E. Lovett, Abraham C. Ratshesky, Horace 
G. Allen. 

Department for the Inspection of Buildings. — Aldermen — 
Thomas W. Flood, Nathaniel J. Rust, Edward J. Leary. Common Coun- 
cil — John F. Kinney, Melancthon W.Burlen, S. Edward Shaw, Edward 
P. Clark, John H. Griffin. 

Lamp Department. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, John H. Sul- 
livan, Weston Lev^'is. Commo7i Council — Edward P. Clark, S. Edward 
Shaw, Hugh McLaughlin, Mark H. Lynch, Melancthon W. Burlen. 

Legislative Matters. — Aldermen — Herbert S. Carruth, Lewis G. 
Farmer. Common Council — Arthur L. Spring, Josiah S. Dean, Daniel 
P. Toomey. 

Market Department. — Aldermen — John H. Lee, Thomas W. 
Flood, Weston Lewis. Common Council — John J. Irving, Henry B. 
Goodenough, Michael J. Tierney, Thomas Talbot, Thomas F. Lyons. 

Ordinances and Law^ Department. — Aldermen — Lewis G. Far- 
mer, Herbert S. Carruth, Nathaniel J. Rust. Commoii Council — 
Francis C. Lowell, David F. Barry, Bowdoiu S. Parker, John Hurley, 
Charles H. Dolan. 

Department for the Relief of the Poor. — Aldermen — Thomas 
F. Keenan, Benjamin F. Stacey, Weston Lewis. Common Council — 
Frederic Eaton, John F. J. Mulliall, Joseph J. Casey, Andrew J. Quiun, 
John L. Bates. 



COMMITTEES. 90 

Pakk DKrAKTMENT. — Aldermen — John II. Sullivan, Hcnjnniiii V. 
Stacey, Thomas W. Flood. Common CounrAl — -John .1 . Malioncy, Frank- 
lin P. Pierce, Michael W . Norri.s, Walter L. Hayes, Ilnjrl, fiiljigan. 

Street DErAUTMENX. — Aldermen — Tlionias W. Flood. Thomas F. 
Keenan, George v. L. I\Ieyer. Common Council — iNIai'k 11. I>ynch, Seth 
P. Smith, George II. Murray, Frank H. Briggs, James W. O'Brien. 

Police Department. — Aldermen — IMartin Regan, John II. Lee, 
■George V. L. Meyer. Common Council — John J. Mahoney, Neil F. 
Doherty, Thomas Arthm-, Arthur L. Spring, Frank F. Proctor. 

Printing. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Weston Lewis, John H. 
Lee. Common Council — Frank C. Wood, William J. Doherty, John 
•J. Irving, Melancthon W. Burlen, John Quinn, Jr. 

Department of Public Buildings. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
Edward J . Leary, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — David F. Bany , 
■John A. Daunt, Walter L. Hayes, George E. Lovett, Mark H. Lynch. 

Department of Public Institutions. — Aldermen — Thomas W. 
Flood, Thomas F. Keenan, John H. Sullivan. Comm,on Council — 
-Joseph J. Casey, Abraham C. Ratshesky, Michael B. Gilbride, Hugh L. 
Stalker, James H. Coughlin. 

■ Public Lands. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, Nathaniel J. Rust, 
Weston Lewis. Common Council — Hugh McLaughlin, Benjamin F. 
Brown, Josiah S. Dean, P>ancis C. Lowell, Thomas F. Lyons. 

Library Department. — Aldermen — Weston Lewis, Lewis G. 
Farmer, Thomas F. Keenan. Common Council — John F. J. Mulhall, 
Francis C. Lowell, Abraham C. Ratshesk:3% Elliott D. Robbins, Albert 
H. Hall. 

Schools and School-houses. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
Thomas F. Keenan, George v. L.Meyer. Common Council — Horace 
G. Allen, Patrick Higgins, Frank F. Proctor, Joseph J. Casey, William 
R. Browne. 

Registry Department. — Aldermen — John H.Lee, Martin Regan, 
Weston Lewis. Common Council — Albert H. Hall, Clarence P. Weston, 
William B. McClellan, Hugh L. Stalker, James H. Coughlin. 

Department for Laying out Streets. — Aldermen — Thomas W. 
Flood, Thomas F. Keenan, George v. L. Meyer. Common Council — 
Charles H. Dolan, Charles Carroll, Franklin P. Pierce, John Quinn, Jr., 
John Hurley. 

Surveying Department. — Aldermen — John H. Lee, George v. L. 
Meyer, Martin Regan. Commoti Council — Patrick Higgins, Fred. H. 
Young, Mark H. Lynch, James W. O'Brien, Hugh Gilligan. 



100 MinsriCIPAL KEGMSTEK. 

Treasury Department. — Aldermen — Nathaniel J. Rust — Thomas 

F. Keenan, Edward J. Leary. Common Council — Michael B. Gil- 
bride, Frederic Eaton, William Gordon, John F. Kinney, Daniel P. 
Toomey. 

Water-Income' Department. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan^ 
George v. L. Meyer, Thomas W. Flood. Commoti Council — Edward 
P. Clark, Myron D. Cressy, Cornelius H. Toland, Andrew J. Quinn, 
Horace G. Allen. 

Water-Supply Department. — Aldermen — Th.oma.s W. Flood,. 
Thomas F. Keenan, George v. L. Meyer. Comm.on Council — John F. 
J. Mulhall, Frank C. Wood, William E,. Browne, Thomas F. Lyons,. 
Walter L. Hayes. 

JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Joint Rules and Orders. — Aldermen — Herbert S. Carruth, Lewis 

G. Farmer, Nathaniel J. Rust, George v. L. Meyer, Thouias W. Flood. 
Common Council — Horace G. Allen, David F. Barry, Abraham C. Rat- 
shesky, Michael W. Norris, William Gordon. 

Mayor's Address. — [Order January 5, 1891.] — Aldermen — John 
H. Sullivan, Nathaniel J. Rust, Lewis G. Farmer. Common Council — 
John J. Mahoney, Arthur L. Spring, Patrick C. Kelly, Henry W. Wood- 
bury, Timothy J. Sullivan. 

Grade Crossings, O. C. R.R. (Providence Div.) — [Order January 
19, 1891.] — Aldermen — Th.oma,s, W. Flood, Martin Regan, Nathaniel 
J. Rust. Common Council — George H. Murray, Benjamin F. Brown^ 
John L. Bates, John A. Daunt, Franklin P. Pierce. 

Use of Streets by Private Corporations. — [Order February 9,. 
1891.] — Aldermen — Lewis G. Farmer, Thomas F. Keenan, George v. 
L. Meyer. Common Council — John F. Kinney, Bowdoin S. Parker,. 
Albert H. Hall, Fred. H. Young, Andrew J. Quinn. 

Statues to Grant and Others. — [Order February 9, 1891.] — 
Aldertnen — George v. L. Meyer, Thomas F. Keenan, Weston Lewis. 
Common Council — Horace G. Allen, Abraham Levy, James W. O'Brien, 
Neil F. Doherty, William R. Browne. 

Salaries. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — Aldermen — Thomas W. 
Flood, Nathaniel J. Rust, John H. Sullivan, Benjamin F. Stacey, Wes- 
ton Lewis. Common Council — Daniel P. Toomey, Charles W. Hall- 
stram, William B. McClellan, Frederic Eaton, Andrew J. Quinn, Nelson 
-G. Gaskins, Melancthon W. Burlen, Thomas J. Sullivan. 



COMMITTEES. 101 

Stony Buooic. — [Order March !), ISiil.] — Alderme^i — Martin Regan, 
T^ewis G. Farmer, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — George II. 
Murray, Bowdoin S. Parker, William J. Murphy, Benjamin F. Brown, 
Andrew J. Quinn. 

City-Hall Extension. — [Order February 21, 1891.] — Aldermen — 
■John H. Sullivan, Edward J. Leary, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Coun- 
cil — John A. Daunt, Charles W. Ilallstram, Patrick Iliggins, Thomas 
Talbot, Neil F. Doherty. 

Tremont -STREET CROSSING, Old Colony Railroad. — [<^)rder Jan- 
uary 19, 1891.] — Aldermen — Martin Regan, Edward J. Leary, Nathan- 
iel J. Rust, George v. L. Meyer, Benjamin F. Stacy. Comm,on Council 

— Benjamin F. Bi-own, John F. Kinney, Charles W. Hallstram, John 
J. Irving, George H. Murray, Melancthon W. Burlen, William J. 
Murphy. 

Improvement of Durginville. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — 
Aldermen — Lewis G. Farmer, Edwai'd J. Leary. Common Council — 
Hugh Gilligan, John L. Bates, Charles E. Folsom, Jr. 

State-House Extension. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — Aldermen 

— George v. L. Meyer, Thomas F. Keenan, Lewis G. Farmer. Common 
Council — Heniy W. Woodbury, James H. Coughlin, Frank H. Briggs, 

3IyronD. Cressy, William B. McClellan. 

Consolidation of Departments. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — 
-Aldermen — Herbert S. Carruth, Nathaniel J. Rust, John H.Sullivan. 
Common Council — Edward P. Clark, Henry B. Goodenough, Hugh Gil- 
ligan, S. Edward Shaw, George H. Murray. 

Construction of Basin Five. — [Order January 22, 1891.] — Alder- 
men — John H. Lee, Nathaniel J. Rust, Thomas F. Keenan. Common 
Council — Josiah S. Dean, Horace G. Allen, Michael B. Gilbride, John 
J. Irving, John F. J. Mulhall. 

Grade Crossings, East Boston. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — 
.Aldermen^ — John H. Sullivan, Benjamin F. Staccy, Nathaniel J. Rust. 
Comm,on Council — Frank C. Wood, William J. Donovan, Hugh L. 
rStalker, Patrick C. Kelly, Michael J. Tierney. 

Nautical Training School. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — Aldermen 

— John H. Sullivan, Thomas F. Keenan, George v. L. Meyer. Common 
Council — .William B. McClellan, Bowdoin S. Parker, Charles H. Dirks- 
meyer, Abraham C. Ratshesky, John F. J. Mulhall. 

Labor-Dat Celebration. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — Aldermen 

— Edward J. Leary, Martin Regan, Benjamin F. Stacey. Commo?i Coun- 



102 MUIS^ICIPAL KEGISTEK. 

cil — Walter L. Hayes, Patrick C. Kelly, Andrew J. Quinn, John B> 
Cadigan, Frank C. Wood. 

Seventeenth of June. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — Aldermen — 
Benjamin F. Stacey, Weston Lewis, John H. Sullivan. Common Coun- 
cil — John J. Mahoney, Myron D. Cressy, William J. Doherty, John 
Hurley, James W. O'Brien. 

South Boston Grade Crossings. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — 
Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, Thomas W. Flood. Commo?i Council 
— Michael W. Norris, James H. Coughlin, Charles H. Dirksmeyer. 

Bituminous Coal. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — Aldermen — 
Thomas W. Flood, Weston Lewis. Common Council — Joseph J. Casey, 
Arthur L. Spring, Charles Carroll. 

Fourth of July. — [Order January 19, 1891.] — Aldermen — Her- 
bert S. Carruth, John H. Sullivan, Benjamin F. Stacey, Thomas F. 
Keenan, George v. L. Meyer, Nathaniel J. Rust, Edward J. Leary, 
Thomas W. Flood, Weston Lewis, Martin Regan, Lewis G. Farmer,, 
John H. Lee. Common Council — David F. Barry, Frank C. Wood, 
Patrick C. Kelly, John J. Mahoney, Henry W. Woodbury, John Hurley,. 
Charles Carroll, Edward P. Clark, Michael B. Gilbride, Nelson G. Gas- 
kins, Bowdoin S. Parker, Charles W. Hallstram, Daniel P. Toomey,. 
John H. Griffin, Josiah S. Dean, Charles H. Dirk-smeyer, Abraham Levy,. 
William Gordon, Thomas Talbot, Thomas F. Lyons, Charles H. Dolan, 
Benjamin F. Brown, John F. Kinney, Frank F. Proctor, Walter L.. 
Hayes, Henry B. Goodenough. 

Grade Crossings — Causeway and Travers streets. — [Order Febru- 
ary 9, 1891.] — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, Weston Lewis, JohrL 
H. Sullivan. Common Council — Neil F. Doherty, Frederic Eaton,, 
Andrew J. Quinn, Patrick F. Brogan, John L. Bates. 

East Boston Bridge.— [Order February 2, 1891.] — Aldermen — 
John H. Sullivan, John H. Lee, Weston Lewis. Common Council — 
Frank C. Wood, William J. Donovan, Andrew J. Quinn, Frederic Eaton,. 
Pati-ick C. Kelly. 

Funeral of Ex-Mayor Cobb. — [Order February 20, 1891.]— ^JZ- 
dermen — Herbert S. Carruth, John H. Sullivan, Benjamin F. Stacey,. 
Thomas F. Keenan, George v. L. Meyer, Nathaniel J. Rvist, Edward J. 
Leary, Thomas W. Flood, Weston Lewis, Martin Regan, Lewis G. 
Farmer, John H. Lee. Common Council — David F. Barry, S. Edward. 
Shaw, John L. Bates, Thomas Arthur, John J. Mahoney, William H. 
Boardman, Elliott D. Bobbins, John J. Irving, Cornelius H. Toland,. 
Michael B. Gilbride, Seth P. Smith, Arthur L. Spring, Francis C. Low- 



COMMITTEES. J(Ki 

ell, John Qiiimi, -Ir., John II. (h-iflin, -losiiih S. Dean, Joseph J. Casey, 
John B. Cadigan, William (ionlon. Thomas Talbot, Mark II. Lyncli, 
Charles H. Dolan, Horace G. Allen, George H. Murray, Horace Bacon, 
Walter L. Hayes, Frederic Eaton. 

Eulogies. — [Order March 4, 1891.] — Aldermen — Benjamin F. 
Stacey, Nathaniel J. Rust, John H. Lee. Common Council — Michael 
J. Tierney, Bowdoin S. Parker, Andrew J. Quinn, Frederic Eaton, 
James W. O'Brien. 

Funeral of General Devens. — [Order January 9, 1891.] — 
Aldermen — Lewis G. Farmer, Weston Lewis, Benjamin F. Stacey. Com- 
mon Council — David F. Bany, Horace G. Allen, Elliott D. Bobbins, 
John Quinn, Jr., Thomas F. Lyons. 

Sidewalks. — [Order March 23, 1891.] — Aldermen — John H. Lee, 
Lewis G. Farmer, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — Frederic 
Eaton, Mai'k H. Lynch, Horace G. Allen, William R. Browne, Hugh 
McLaughlin. 

Watering Streets. — [Order April 13, 1891.] — Aldermen — Na- 
thaniel J. Rust, John H. Lee, Lewis G. Farmer. Common Council — 
David F. Barry, Horace G. Allen, William B. McClellan, Thomas F. 
Lyons, Francis C. Lowell. 

Harbor Fortifications. — [Oi-der April 20, 1891.] — Aldermen — 
Edward J. Leary, John H. Sullivan, Weston Lewis. Co^nmon Council 
— David F. Barry, Horace G. Allen, Michael W. Norris, John L. Bates, 
Chaises H. Dolan. 

Closing Drawbridges. — [Order April 23, 1891.] — Aldermen — 
Edward J. Leary, Benjamin F. Stacey, Thomas W. Flood. Common 
Council — John H. Griffin, Henry W. Woodbury, John J. Mahoney, 
Joseph J. Casey, John F. J. Mulhall. 

Orchard Park. — [Order April 27, 1891.] — Aldermen — Lewis G. 
Farmer, Weston Lewis, John H. Sullivan. Commo?i Council — William 
B. McClellan, Hugh Gilligan, Charles H. Dolan, Benjamin F. Brown, 
Melancthon W. Burlen. 

Reception of Squadron of Evolution. Alderme7i — John H. 
Lee, Lewis G. Farmer, Thomas W. Flood. Common Council — S. Ed- 
ward Shaw, William B. McClellan, Melancthon W. Burlen, John J. 
Kane, Michael W. Norris. 

Disposition of Franklin Fund. — ^ZtZermew— Thomas F.Keenan, 
Herbert S. Carruth. Common Council — Abraham C. Ratshesky, 
Thomas Arthur, Seth P. Smith, Mark H. Lynch, John F. J. Mulhall. 



104 MUNICIPAL eeghstee. 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Contingent Expenses. — John H. Grifl&n, S. Edwai-d Shaw, Timothy 

J. Sullivan. 

Elections. — Bowdoin S. Parker, Michael J. Tierney, Seth P. Smith, 
John Hm-ley, John J. Irving. 

Judiciary. — Josiah S. Dean, Arthur L. Spring, William H. Board- 
man, Abraham C. Ratshesky. Elliott D. Bobbins. 

Rules and Orders. — Horace G. Allen, William J. Murphy, Daniel 
P. Tooraey, James H. Coughlin, John J. Kane. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Badges. — John F. Kinney, Frank F. Proctor, Walter L. Hayes. 

Funeral of General Sherman. — [Order February 16, 1891 .] — David 
F. Barry, Thomas F. Lyons, Abraham C. Ratshesky, William B, 
McClellan, Frank C. Wood. 

Playgrounds. — [Order February 11, 1891.] — Bowdoin S. Parker, 
Michael J. Tierney, Cornelius H. Toland, Seth P. Smith, William 
J. Murphy, Abraham C. Ratshesky, Frank F. Proctor. 

TELLERS. 

First Division. — Horace G. Allen, Charles H. Dolan. 
Second Division. — Walter L. Hayes, William J. Doherty. 
Third Division. — William B. McClellan, Frederic Eaton. 
Fourth Division. — John H. Griffin, Abraham C. Ratshesky. 



EXECUTIVE DEPAIITMKNTS. 



105 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 



The following tables show the manner in which the Heads of the Executive 
Departments and other public officers in the service of the City are appointed or 
elected, together Avith the times of appointment or election, the respective terras of 
office as prescribed by statutes, ordinances, or both, and the salary received by each, 
respectively. 



Offices. 



Ancient Records, Com- 
missioners of ... . 



Architect 



Auditor . . 
•City Clerk 



City Messenger . . . 
Clerk of Committees 

■Collector 

Engineer 



Ferries, Superintendent 
of 



Fire Commissioners . 



Fire Marshal 

Health Commissioners, 

Hospital, Trustees of 
City 



Inspector of Buildings, 

Inspector of Milk and 
Vinesar 



Inspector of Provisions, 

Inspector of Wires . 

Lamps, Superintendent 
of 



How 
Created. 



iLaw Department : — 
Corporation Counsel, 



Ordinance. 



Statute 



Ordinance. 



Statute . . 
Ordinance. 



Statute 
Ordinance 

Statute 



Ordinance 



By Whom 
Appointed. 



Mayor '- 



City Council- 



Mayor ^ 



Governor ^ 
Mayor i . 



When 
Apijointed, 



Annually 
two . . 

Annually 

Annually 
three . 

Annually 

January 

Annually 



Annually, 
one . . 

Triennially 

Annually, 
one . . . 



Triennially 
Annually . 



Term 
Begins. 



April 1 . . 
May 1 . . 

" 1 . . 

" 1 . . 

When quali 
fied. . 

May 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 



November 3 

1889 . . . 

May 1 . . 

" 1 . . 

November 3 
1889 ... 

May 1 . . 

" 1 . . 

" 1 . . 



Length of 
Term. 



One year. 

Three years. 
One year. 



Three years. 



Five years. 

Three years. 
One year. 



Salary. 



$2,500 for 
Ch'man. 

$3,.500 



3,000 i 
5,000 

5,000 
3,000 
3,500 
5,000 
6,000 

3,500 

3,500 

3,000 

3,000 

None. 

$5,000 
3,000 
1,700 
3,500 

3,500 
6,000 



106 



MUJS^ICIPAL REGISTER. 



Offices. 



How 
Created. 



By Whom When 

Appointed. Appointed. 



Term 



Length of 
Term. 



Salary. 



City Solicitor . . . . 

Library, Public, Trus- 
tees of 



Markets, Superintend- 
ent of 

Mount Hope Cemetery, 
Trustees of 



Park Commissioners 



Police, Board of 



Printing, Superintend- 
ent of 

Public Buildings, Su- 
perintendent of . . . 

Public Grounds, Super- 
intendent of 

Public Institutions, 
Commissioners of . . 



Registrar, City .... 

Registrars of Voters . . 

Relief of Poor, Board 
of Overseers for . . . 

Sealer of Weights and 
Measures 

Sinking-Fund Commis- 
sioners 



Street Commissioners 



Streets, Superinten 
of 



Survey, Board of 
Surveyor, City . 
Treasurer, City . 
Water Board . . 



Water Registrar 



Ordinance. 
Statute . . 
Ordinance 

Statute . . 

Ordinance 

Statute . . 

Ordinance 
Statute 



Mayor i 



Ordinance 
Statute . . 
Ordinance 

Statute . . 

Ordinance 



Governor 3 



Mayor 



Vote of the 
People . . 

Mayor i . . 



Annually . 



Annually, 
one . . . 

Annually . 

Annually, 
five . . . 

Annually, 
one . . . 

One in 1893 

1894, 1896 
respect- 
ively . 

Annually 



Annually, 
one . .' 



Annually , 



Annually, 
four , . 

Annually , 

Annually, 
two . . , 

Annually, 
one . . 



Annually . 
May 18, 1891, 
Annually . 



Annually, 
one . . . 

Annually . 



May 1 . 



1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1 . . 

1. • • 

1 . . 



1st Monday 
in Jan. 

May 1 . 

1 . 

1 . 

1 . 

1 . 



One year. 

Five years. 
One year. 



Three years. 

Five years. 
One year. 

Three years. 

One year. 

Three years. 
One year. 

Three years. 

One yeai;. 
Three years. 
One year. 

Three years. 
One j'ear. 



$5,750 

None. 
$2,500 

None. 

None. 

$4,000 ^ 
2,500 
3,600 
3,000 

3,500 <t 

2,550 

3,000 

None. 
$2,500 

None. 

$3,000 
7,500 
4,000 * 
3,600 
6,000 
3,000 

3,600 



1 Subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. 
2 Chairman, $500 additional; Secretary, $200 additional. 
3 With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 
^ Chairman, $500 additional. 
5 By concurrent vote. 



OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS. 



107 



OTHER PUBLIC OFFICEKS. 



Offices. 



now- 
Created. 



Art Commissioners . . 

Assessors, First Assist- 
ant 

Assessors, Second As- 
sistant . 

Beef, Weighers of . . . 

Boilers, Weighers of, 
etc 

Clerli, Assist. City . . 

Coal, Weighers of . . . 

Collateral Loan Co., one 
Director 

Committees, Assistant 
Clerk of 

Common Council, Clerk 
of 

Constables 

Court-House Commis- 
sioners 

Election Officers, 12 for 
each Precinct .... 



Fence-Viewers . . . . 

Field-Drivers and 

Pound-Keepers . . . 

Fish, Weighers of Salt- 
water 

Grain, Measurers of . . 

Hay and Straw, Inspect- 
ors of 

Hay Scales, Superin- 
tendent of 

Hoops and Staves, Cull- 
ers of 

Lime, Inspectors of . . 

Marble, etc.. Surveyors 
of 

Old South Association, 
two Managers .... 



Statute . . 
Ordinance 



Ordinance 
Statute . . 



By Whom 
Appointed. 



Ordinance 
Statute 



Ex. officio. 

Assessors 2 

Mayor 1 . 

City Clerk 2 
Mayor 1 . . 
Mayor . . 
Cl'kofComm 



Co mmon 

Council 



Mayor ' 
Mayor 
Mayor 1 



When 
Appointed. 



1890 . . 
Annually 



January 



March 4 
1885 . 

September 
1-20. 



Annually 



City Councils 



Term 
Begins. 



1890 . . 

May 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 



When 
qualified 

May 1 . 



When 
appointed 

April 1 



When 
elected 



May 1 



March 4, 
1885. 



November 
1 . . . 



May 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 

" 1 . 



When 
elected 



Length of 
'J'erm. 



Indefinite. 
One year. 



During 
pleasure of 
Com. Co. 

One year. 



Indefinite. 



One year. 



Salary. 



None. 

$7 per diem 
and $350 

S5 per diern^ 

Fees. 



$3,800 
Fees. 

None. 
$2,500 

$3,000 
Fees. 

$2,000 

8 per diem; 
clerks, $10 
per diem. 

Fees. 



108 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Offices. 


How 

Created. 


By Whom 
Appointed. 


When 
Appointed. 


Term 
Begins. 


Length of 
Term. 


Salary. 


Petroleum, etc., Inspect- 
ors of 


Statute . . 


Mayor 1 . . 


Annually . 


May 1 . . 


One year. 


Fees. 


Rapid Transit Commis- 
sioners (on the part of 
the city of Boston) . 


<< 


.< 


June 18, 
1891 . . . 


June 18, 
1891 . . . 


Indeflnite. 


Not fixed. 


Upper Leather, Meas- 
urers of 

Vessels and Ballast, 


" . . 


'• . . 


Annually, 
in April . 


" 1 . . 


.. .. 


Fees. 


Weighers and in- 
spectors of ..... 


" . . 


'■ . . 


Annually, 
in March 








Wood and Bark, Meas- 






or Apr. . 


" 1 . . 


" " 


" 


urers of 


" . . 


" . • 


IC 


" 1 . . 


" " 


" 


Workingmen's Loan 
Association, one Di- 














rector 






• 


3d Thurs- 
dayin Apr. 




None. 



1 Subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. 

2 Subject to confirmation by the Mayor. 

3 By concurrent vote. 



ANCIENT liECOKDS. AllT. 109 

Note. —Pub. Stat, refers to the Massachusetts Public Statutes of 1882. Stat, 
alone to the animal Statutes or A.cts and Resolves of Massachusetts ; ilcv. Old. to 
the Revised Ordiniwices of 1890; Rev. Rcj^. to the Revised Re^^ulatiou'- of 1S!)0. 

The municipal year begins on the first Monday in .January. 

The financial year begins on February 1. 

Corrections are made up to June 30, 1891. 



DEPARTMENT OF ANCFENT RECORDS. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 32.] 
The office of Record Coiumissioners was established by Ordinanco 
passed July 6, 1875. The duties of the Commissioners are to supply, 
from the inspection of parish records and other authentic sources, any 
deficiencies or omissions existing in the records of births, marriages, or 
deaths, in the office of the City Registrar of this city, prior to the year 
1849. By successive votes of the City Council the Commissioners have 
been authorized to copy and print the Town Records and other similar 
documents. The present Commissioners have served continuously" 
since the establishment of the office, and have published, under author- 
ity of the City Council, twenty volumes of records. The Chairman 
has republished also the Colonial Laws of 1660-1672 and 1672-86, in 
two volumes. 

William H. Whitmore, Chairman. Salary, $2,500. 
William S. Appleton. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



ARCHITECT DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ortl., Chap. 29.] 
The office of City Architect was established by Ordinance on Dec. 
24, 1875. Annual reports have been published since 1889. 

CITY ARCHITECT. 

Edmund M. Wheelwright. Salary, $3,500. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



ART COMMISSION. 

[Stat. 1890, Chap. 122.] 
The Art Commission passes upon statues and monuments to be set 
up vmder the authority and control of the city. It is composed of the 
Mayor, the President of the Trustees of the Public Library, the Presi- 
dent of the Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, the President of the 
Boston Society of Architects, and the President of the Massachusetts 



110 MUlSriCIPAL REGISTER. 

Institute of Technology, all serving ex officio and without pay. The 

membership of the Commission in 1891 is as follows : — 

Nathan Matthews, Jr., Chairman ; Samuel A. B. Abbott, Martin 

Brimmer, Edward C. Cabot, Francis A. Walker. Edward Robin- 

,S0N, Secretary. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 

BOARD OF ASSESSORS. 

[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, ^37; 1884, Chap. 123; Eev. Orel., Chap. 7; Ord. of 
1891, Chap. 6.] 

Thomas Hills, Ghairrnan ; Edward B. Daily, Joseph Tondorf, 

Jr. Term ends in 1892. 
Joshua S. Duncklee, Secretary; John J. Murphy, George A. 

COMiNS. Term ends in 1893. 

Frank A. Drew, John Pierce, John M. Maguire. Term ends in 

1894. 

[Office, City Hall.] 

Salary, $3,000 each per annum, with $500 additional for the Chair- 
man, and $200 additional for the Secretarj'. 

The Assessors published annual tax-lists from 1822 to 1866. Since 
1866 the records of the Depai'tment are almost entirely in manuscript, 
• except the annual list of polls. 

first assistants. 

[Stat. 188.5, Chap. 265, § 2; Eev. Orel., Chap. 7, ^ 1.] 
The First Assistants are appointed annually by the Assessors, subject 
to confirmation by the Mayor, one for each assessment district, and 
with the Assessors organize as the Board of Assessors and Assistant 
Assessors, of which body the Secretary of the Board of Assessors is, at 
present, the Secretaiy. They receive $7 each j^er day for street duty, 
and $350 each for office duty. The First Assistants for 1891, with the 
-assessment districts to which they are assigned, are as follows : — 



1 . Benjamin F. Palmer. 

2. John H. Duane.' 

3. Frederick H. Temple. 

4. Dennis G. Quirk. 

5. George S. Pendergast. 

6. Hugh F. Sheran. 

7. Charles B. Hunting. 

8. Samuel Hichborn. 



9. Daniel A. Downey. 

10. Joseph R. Grose. 

11. Patrick F. Sullivan. 

12. Horace Smith. 

13. William A. Wheeler. 

14. John A. Barry. 

15. William H. Cundy. 

16. James Carney. 



Resigned May 18, 1891 ; appointed Street CommiBsioner. 





ASSESSING! DEl'A 


17. 


Jerome S. IMacdoiKild. 


28. 


18. 


Eugene J. O'Connor. 


2!). 


19. 


Dennis F. Brennan. 


30. 


20. 


James I. Moore. 


31. 


21. 


John J. Gartland. 


32. 


22. 


William B. Smart. 


33. 


23. 


Hubert Pope. 


34. 


24. 


Jonas JIagar. 


35. 


25. 


Edward W. Dolan. 


36. 


26. 


Henry L. Carter. 


37. 


27. 


William W. Lord. 





Ill 



.fohn H. Criggs. 
Aiidi'ew J. Browne. 
Robert Culbert. 
Frank S. Pratt. 
A. S. Parker Weeks. 
William B. Blakeniore. 
( i eorge Warren . 
(ieorge E. Hall. 
Henry Pieree. 
Georo-e W. Warren. 



SECOND ASSISTANTS. 
[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, §2; Rev. Ord., Chap. 7, § 1.] 
The Seeond Assistants are appointed annually in the same manner 
as the First Assistants, one for each assessment district ; each Second 
Assistant being a resident of the ward that includes the assessment dis- 
trict for which he is appointed. Salary, $5 each per day. 

The assessment districts, together with the Second Assistants assigned 
to each, are as follows : — 

District 1. The whole of Ward 1 (East Boston). Charles W. 
Odiorne. 

DiST. 2. The whole of Ward 2 (East Boston) . Francis N. Kievenaar. 

DiST. 8. The whole of Ward 3 (Charlestown). Thomas J. Kelley. 

DiST. 4. The whole of Ward 4 (Charlestown) . Charles W. Pearson. 

DiST. 5. The whole of Ward 5 (Charlestown). Patrick Sullivan. 

DiST. 6. That part of Ward 6 lying to the north and east of a line be- 
ginning at Charles River Bridge, and drawn through the centre of Pi'ince, 
Salem, Hanover and Richmond streets and Atlantic avenue, to the south 
boundary of Central wharf, thence to the water. Dennis Bonner. 

DiST. 7. That part of Ward 6 lying to the south and west of a line 
beginning at the junction of Salem and Hanover streets, and drawn 
throvigh the centre of Hanover and Richmond streets and Atlantic 
avenue to the boundary of Ward 12. Dennis J. Leahy. 

DiST. 8. The whole of Ward 7. Charles W. Curran. 

DiST. 9. The whole of Wards. John W. Martin. 

DiST. 10. The whole of Ward 9. Charles O. Burrill. 

DiST. 11. That part of Ward 10 lying to the north and east of a 
line beginning at the junction of Joy and Beacon streets, and drawn 
through the centre of Beacon, Park, Tremont, Winter, and Summer 
streets, to the boundary line of Ward 12. James J. Dooling. 

DiST. 12. That part of Ward 10 lying to the south and west of the line 
described in District 11. Roger H. Scannell. 



112 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

DiST. 13. That part of Ward 11 bounded by Otter, Beacon, Arlington, 
and Boylston streets to Park square ; thence throvigh Providence street 
to Berkeley street and the location of the Old Colony Railroad, Provi- 
dence Division, to West Chester park ; thence to the water-line. 
Daniel J. Harrington. 

DiST. 14. That part of Ward 11 lying south of a line drawn through 
Park square, Providence street to Berkeley street and the Old Colony 
Raili'oad, Providence Division, to West Newton street. Stephen 
Murphy. 

DiST. 15. Tliat part of Ward 12 lying north and east of a line drawn 
from the junction of Ivneeland and Hudson streets; thence through 
Kneeland street and Mount Wasliington avenue to tlie boundary line of 
Ward 13. Charles F. Gaynor. 

DiST. 16. That part of Ward 12 lying south and west of the line 
described in District 15. Henry J. Ireland. 

DiST. 17. Tlie whole of Ward 13. John T. Cassidy. 

DiST. 18. That part of Ward 14 lying west of a line running through 
tlie centre of K street from the ward line in Boston harbor to the ward 
line in Dorchester bay. Henry J. McKee. 

DiST. 19. That part of Ward 14 lying east of the line described in 
District 18. William H. Quinn. 

DiST. 20. The whole of Ward 15. John S. McDonough. 

DiST. 21. The whole of Ward 16. Edv\^akd V. Fitzgerald, 

Dist. 22. The whole of Ward 17. Charles H. Brigham. 

Dist. 23. The whole of Ward 18. Henry S. Harris. 

Dist. 24. The whole of Ward 19. Patrick J. Crowley. 

Dist. 25. That part of Ward 20 lying south and west of a line be- 
ginning at the junction of Albany and Swett streets ; thence through 
the centre of Swett and Magazine streets and Blue Hill avenue to the 
boundary line of Ward 21. Thomas F. Shaughnessy. 

Dist. 26. That part of Ward 20 not included in the description of 
District No. 25. William Burns. 

Dist. 27. That part of Ward 21 lying north and west of a line be- 
ginning at the junction of Washington and Warren streets ; thence 
running through Warren street, Walnut avenue. Circuit and Washing- 
ton streets to Dimock street. John S. Kemp. 

Dist. 28. That part of Ward 21 lying south and east of the line de- 
scribed in District 27. Joseph H. Riley. 

Dist. 29. That part of Ward 22 lying north of a line beginning 
at the boundary line between the city of Boston and the town of 
Brookline ; thence running through Longwood avenue, Parker and 
Tremont streets to the ward line at the junction of Tremont street and 
the Old Colony Railroad, Providence Division. Hubert J. Gormley. 



AUDITmG DEPARTMENT. 113 

DiST. 30. That part of Ward 22 lying soiitli of tlio lino flcscribcd in 
District 29. John J. Cai^elle. 

DiST. 31. That })art of Ward 2.') lying north-east of a line Ijcginning at 
Centre street at the intersection of the ward line and the centre; of loc^a- 
tion of the Ohl Colony Railroad, Providence Division; thenc*; running 
by said centre of location and the centre of location of the West Roxljuiy 
Branch Railroad, and through the centre of Dudley avenue, South, 
Centre, and (^hurch streets to the ward line. Daniel H. Dai.v. 

DiST. 32. That part of Ward 23 lying south-east of a line beginning 
at the junction of the ward line and Grew avenue; thence running 
through Grew avenue, Poplar, Sycamore, Kittredge, jSTorfolk, and Wash- 
ington streets and Dudley avenue to the centre of location of the West 
Roxbury Branch Railroad ; thence by said centre of location and the 
centre of location of the Old Colony Railroad, Providence Division, to 
the ward line. Philip H. Downes. 

DiST. 33. That part of Ward 23 lying south-west of aline drawn 
through the centre of Church, Centre, and South streets, Dudley avenue, 
Washington, Norfolk, Kittredge, Sycamore, and PojDlar streets, and 
Grew avenue. Ci-iarles H. Smith. 

DiST. 34. That part of Ward 24 lying east of a line beginning at the 
ward line at the junction of Mt. Vernon street and Dorchester avenue ; 
thence running through Dorchester avenue to the boundary line between 
tlie city ■of Boston and the town of Milton. John J. Dailev. 

DiST. 35. That part of Ward 24 lying west and north of a line begin- 
ning at the ward line and the junction of Mt. Vernon street and Dor- 
chester avenue ; thence running through Dorchester avenue, Centre 
avenue. Centre, Washington, and Harvard streets to the ward line at 
Blue Hill avenue. Richard W. Smith. 

DiST. 36. That pai't of Ward 24 lying west and south of a line be- 
ginning at the boundary line between the city of Boston and the town 
of Milton ; thence running thi'ough Dorchester avenue. Centre avenue, 
Centre, Washington, and Harvard streets to the ward line at Blue Hill 
avenue. John P. Riley. 

DiST. 37. The whole of Ward 25. Edward C. Scates. 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Orel., Chap. 9.] 
The office of Auditor was established by the ordinance of August 2, 
1824. Regular annual repoi'ts of receipts and expenditures have been 
published by the Auditor since 1825. These I'eports show the annual 
receipts of the City and County, the debt, and the public property. 
Similar, but less complete, reports were published by finance com- 



114 MUNICIPAL EEGISTEK. 

mittees from 1811 to 1821, inclusive. Since June 1, 1867, the Auditor 
publishes monthly exhibits of all City and County expenditures. 

James H. Dodge, City Auditor. Salary, $5,000. 
[Office, City Hall.] 
The first day of each month is pay-day. Bills presented to the several depart- 
ments on or before the 15th of any month are ready for payment at this office on 
the first of the next month, when properly approved and a sufficient appropriation is 
available. Laborers are paid weekly. 

The Revised Regulations of the Board of Aldermen (Chap. 2, § 1) 
provide that the Auditor of the County of Suffolk shall receive $80o 
per annum for services and clerical assistance. This sum is drawn 
upon for the payment of clerk-hire only. 

See, also, Sinking-Funds Department. 
James H. Dodge, Auditor of the County of Suffolk. 
[Pub. Stat., Chap. 23, ^S^ 34-35.] 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, ^ 30; 1885, Chap. 266, ^ 2; Rev. Ord., Chap. 4.] 
The City Clerk, chosen annually in January by concurrent vote of 
the two bi'anches of the City Council, has the care and custody of the 
records of the Board of Aldermen and of all City records, documents, 
maps, plans, and papers, except where otherwise pi'ovided for. He 
also records chattel mortgages, assignments of wages, liens upon 
vessels, and performs other duties imposed by statute. 

The City Clerk is, ex officio, clerk of the Board of Aldermen and of 
all meetings of both branches of the City Council when met in 
convention. 

The Assistant City Clerk is appointed annually by the City Clerk, 
subject to the approval of the Mayor, and discharges the duties of the 
City Clerk in his absence or in case of a vacancy in that office [Rev. 
Ord., Chap. 4, §§ 5, 6]. By Pub. Stat., Chap. 28, § 10, the certificate 
or attestation of the Assistant City Clerk has equal effect with that of 
the City Clerk. The City Clerk does not publish regular reports. 
J. Mitchell Galvin, City Clerk. Salary, $5,000. 
John T. Puiest, Assistant City Clei-k. Salary, $3,800. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



CITY MESSENGER DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 6.] 

The City Messenger is the official messenger of the City Council and 

its committees, attending all meetings of the same. He has the care 

and distribution of all documents jDrinted for the use of the City 

Council, and is the custodian of the City Hall Building. The office was 



CLERK OF COMMITTEKS ENGINEERING. 115 

established by the ordinance of Oetoljer 14, 18o2. The City Messenger 
is chosen annually by the (Jity Council and appoints his subordinates. 
Alvah H. Peters, City Messenger. Salary, $3,000. 

[Office, City Hull.] 



CLERK OF COMMITTEES DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Oi-d., Chap. 5.J 
The Clerk of Committees acts as the clerk of all committees of the 
City Council, keeping the records of the same. He has charge of the 
City Hall Refei'ence Libi'ary. 

James L. Hillard, Clerk of Committees. Salary, .$3,500. 
John P. Brawley, Assistant Clerk of Committees. Salary, $2,500. 
[Office, City Hall.] 



COLLECTING DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. 176 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 8.] 
The Collector collects and receives all assessments, betterments, 
rates, dues, and money payable on any account to the City of Boston or 
the County of Suffolk. The separate office of Collector was established 
by statute in 1875. Annual reports have been published since 1876. 
James W. Ricker, Collector of the City of Boston. Salary, $5,000. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. 
[Rev. Ord., Chap. 13.] 

The duties of the City Engineer include the structural maintenance of 
bridges, designing and superintending the construction of new bridges, 
retaining-walls, city whai'ves, and such other public works as the City 
Council may authorize. 

The City Engineer is the Engineer of the Boston Water Board, and 
has the general sujjerintendence of the Sudbury river, Cochituate, and 
Mystic Water-Works, including charge of new constructions for these 
works. He is also in charge of the construction of a system of inter- 
cepting and outlet sewers (Improved Sewerage or Main Drainage), and 
of the engineering work in connection with the parks. The office of 
Citj^ Engineer was established by ordinance on October 31, 1850. Regu- 
lar annual reports have been issued since 1868. 

William Jackson, City Engineer. Salary, $6,000. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



116 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



FERRY DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 17; Ord. of 1891, Chap. 4.] 
By Chajater 155 of the Acts of 1869 the City Council of Boston was 
avithorized to purchase the pi'operty and franchise of the East Boston 
Ferry Company, incorporated by Stat. 1852, Chap. 244. On December 
17, 1869, the City voted to pm-chase the ferry projjerty and franchise for 
the sum of $275,000 ; and the property was delivered to the City on 
April 1, 1870. [See City Doc. 115 of 1869.] i 

William J. Burke, Siqit. of Ferries. Salary, $3,600. 
[Office, East Boston side of North Feny.] 
Until 1891 the ferries were in charge of a Board of Commissioners, 
five in number, established under the ordinance of February 11, 1870. 
Annual reports have been issued since 1871. 

TARIFF OF TOLLS. 
[Established by the Board of Aldermen, to take effect on July 1, 1887.] 

Police officers, firemen, and members of the protective dej)artment 
go free when in uniform ; also, the harbor master and his assistants, the 
fire marshal, police and City Hospital ambulances, and the wagon of 
the public institutions; also, funeral hearses and processions. 

Foot-passengers. — Each, one cent. 

Pleasure-carriages. — Drawn by one horse, with not more than two 
persons and driver, four cents, or twenty tickets for fifty cents. With 
two horses, and not more than four persons and driver, six cents, or 
twenty tickets for $1. With three horses, and not more than six per- 
sons and driver, eight cents. With four horses, and not more than 
eight persons and driver, ten cents. For every additional passenger, 
one cent each. All light carriages, without horse, two cents. All 
heavy carriages, without horse, four cents. 

Carts and wagons. — Drawn by one horse, and weighing not more 
than 4,000 pounds, exclusive of horse and vehicle, four cents, or pack- 
ages of sixteen tickets for fifty cents. With two horses, and weighing 
not more than 8,000 i30unds, eight cents, or packages of sixteen tickets 
for $1. With three horses, and weighing not more than 12,000 
pounds, ten cents, or packages of eighteen tickets for $1.50. With 

1 By a vote of the City Council, passed July 30, 1877, it was determined that the ferries 
should be run free of all tolls on and after January 1, 1878. At the request of some citizens 
a mandamus was issued by the Sup. Jud. Court, the City to show cause why an injunction 
should not issue to prevent the execution of said order. After a hearing of the case, the 
court decided that the City had no authority to pass the order of July 30, 1877. (123 
Mass., 460). 



fimFj department. 117 

four horses, and wcigliiiig not more IIkiii 1(),()(K) pounds, thirteen cents, 
or packages of twenty tickets j'or $2. 

Trucks and cm'avan.^ , — Drawn l)y ones horse, and weigliing not more 
than 4,000 pounds, seven cents. Drawn Ijy two horses, and weighing 
not more than 8,000 pounds, ten cents. Drawn by three horses, and 
weigliing not more than 12,000 pounds, fifteen cents. Drawn by four 
horses, and weighing not more than 16,000 pounds, twenty cents. 

Drag-'wheels. — Drawn by one or two horses, and weighing not more 
than 8,000 pounds, loaded, lifteen cents ; not loaded, seven cents. 
Drawn by tliree horses, and weighing not more than 12,000 pounds, 
loaded, twenty cents; not loaded, ten cents. Drawn by four horses, 
and weighing not more than 16,000 i)ounds, loaded, thirty cents; not 
loaded, fifteen cents. 

No load weighing more than 16,000 pounds is allowed to pass over 
the ferry, miless by special permit from the Superintendent. 

Ox-teams the same as horse-teams ; one driver allowed to each team. 

Teams to be weighed when required by the Superintendent. 

The scale of weights is strictly adhered to, and loads weighing more 
than the specified amount may be prohibited from ^^assing over the 
ferry. 

Horses or oxen are not allowed to be detached from the vehicle and 
paid for separately. 

Each additional horse, in a carriage or team of any description, two 
cents. 

A horse with a rider or leader, two cents. 

A man with a handcart or wheelbarrow, one cent. 

Horses or oxen not belonging to teams, each one cent. 

Swine, sheep, or goats, per dozen, five cents. 

Other cattle, each, two cents. 

Baggage. — Each and every baiTcl, not in a vehicle, one cent. 
Each and every half-barrel, not in a vehicle, one cent. All other arti- 
cles in projjortion. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1850, Chap. 262; Eev. Orel., Chap. 24] 
The Boston Fire Department was organized in 18-37, the Chief Engi- 
neer of the paid Department publishing annual reports from 1838 until 
1873. By the ordinance of October 24, 1873, the Department wa* 
placed under a Board of three Fire Commissioners, who have published 
annual reports since 1874. At the present time the Fire Department 
consists of a Board of three Fire Commissioners, who have entire con- 



118 MUI^ICIPAL REGISTER. 

trol of the department, a Chief, an Assistant Chief, nine District Chiefs, 
a Superintendent of Fire-Alarms, and officers, engine-men, telegraph 
•operators, etc., to the nmiiber of about seven hundred in all. 

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS. 

EoBERT G. Fitch, Chairman. Term ends in 1892. 
George H. Innis, Term ends in 1893. 
John R. Murphy. Term ends in 1894. 
Salary, $3,500 each per annum. 

[Office, 74 Tremont street.] 

FIRE DISTRICTS. 

The city is divided into ten fire districts, as follows : — 

District 1. All that part of Boston known as East Boston. 

DiST. 2. All that part of Boston formerly known as Charlestown. 

DiST. 3. Boston proper east of a line beginning at the Charles-river 
drawbridge and running through the centre of Charlestown street, 
Haymarket square, and Washington to Summer street, and north of 
Summer street and the N.Y. & N.E. R.R. passenger depot to the 
water. 

DiST. 4. Boston proper west of District 3 and north of a line running 
through the centre of Winter and Park streets, and west of Beacon, 
to Arlington street, west side of Commonwealth avenue, to Chester 
park, to the water. 

DiST. 6. All that part south of Districts 3 and 4 to the centre of Dover- 
street drawbridge, and a line running through the centre of Dover, 
Berkeley, Boylston, east side of Commonwealth avenue, to Arlington, 
to Boylston street. 

DiST. 6. All thatjjart of Boston known as South Boston. 

DiST. 7. All that part of Boston south of District 5 to the centre of 
Albany street ; thence through the centre of Albany and Xorthampton 
streets, Columbus avenue and West Chester park, to east side of 
Commonwealth avenue, to centre of Berkeley, to Dover street. 

DiST. 8. All that part south and west of District 7 to the boundary line 
of Ward 23 (formerly West Roxbury), and west of Shawmut avenue, 
to the Brookline boundary line, and including Ward 25, formerly 
Brighton. 

DiST. 9. All that part south of Districts 6 and 7 to Ward 23, and a line 
running through the centre of Blue Hill avenue, Columbia, Green, 
Bowdoin, Church, and East streets, and east of District 8, to the 
water. 

DiST. 10. All the southerly part of Boston south of Districts 8 and 9, 
including Ward 23 (formerly West Roxbury) . 



FIJUO DEI'AIITMKNT. 



119 



STEA:M KIUK ENtilNKS. 



Number. 



6 

T 

8 

9 

lO 

11 

IS 

13 

14 
15 
16 

IT 

IS 

19 

21 
22 

23 
24 
25 

26' 
2T 

28 

29 

SO 
31 
32 
33 

34 

35 

36 

37 



Location. 



Dorchester street, cor. Fourth, 8. B. 

Fourth, cor. O street. South Boston 
Harrison avenue, cor. Bristol street . 

Bulfinch street 

Marion street, East Boston 

Leverett street 

East street 



Salem street 

Paris street. East Boston .... 
River, foot of Mt. Vernon street 
Sumner street, East Boston , . 



Cor. Winslow and Dudley sts., Roxbury , 

Cabot street, Roxbury 

Centre street, Roxbury , 

Cor. Broadway and Dorchester avenue . , 
Temple street, Dorchester avenue . . . , 

Meeting-House Hill, Dorchester ... 

Harvard street, Dorchester 

Norfolk street, Dorchester 

Walnut street, Dorchester 

Boston street, Dorchester 

Dartmouth street 



Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy streets 
Fort Hill square 



Mason street 

Elm street, Charlestown 



Centre street, West Roxbury .... 

Chestnut Hill avenue, Brighton . . 

Mt. "Vernon street. West Roxbury . 
Berth at India Wharf, Fire Boat . . 
Bunker Hill street, Charlestown . . 
Cor. Boylston and Hereford streets . 

Western avenue, Brighton 



Officers. 



Robert E. Bartlett, Capt. 

John H. Le Cain, Capt. 
j JamoH H. LeFavor, Capt. 
/ M. Walsh, Lieut. 
\ V. F. McDonough, Capt. 
( James P. Dean, Lieut. 

George A. Jones, Capt. 
j John F. Ryan, Capt. 
/ J. M. Oargan,' Lieut. 

E. F. Martin, Capt. 

i TJeut. 

t .T. S. Kenney, Capt. 
) John I. Quigly, Lieut. 

E. B. Smith, Capt. 
( John Knights, Capt. 
\ H. P. Pitcher, Lieut. 

G. W. Warren, Capt. 

B. McCarthy, Capt. 
Daniel T. Mardeun, Capt. 

Daniel H. Sennott, Capt. 
( Isaac A. Williams, Capt. 
\ George J. Wall, Lieut. 

Edwin R. Merrill, Capt. 

Alexander Glover, Capt. 
John CoUigan, Capt. 
George F. Fenno, Capt. 
William G. Blanchard, Capt. 

T. W. Gowan, Capt. 
) Charles F. Poor, Capt. 
\ F. B.Hibbard, Lieut. 

Nathan L. Hussey, Capt. 
/ R. E. Handy, Lieut. 

William Childs, Capt. 
( C. O.Poland, Capt. 
\ John Neal, Lieut, 
i C. C. Willett, Capt. 
) J. M. Garrity, Lieut. 

G. F. Titus, Capt. 

George B. Reiiey, Capt. 

C. H. Champney, Capt. 

James B. Prescott, Capt. 
( B. F. Healey, Capt. 
\ C. E. Phoenix, Lieut. 

M. V. B. Kimball, Capt. 
( George W. Frost, Capt. 
\ Charles IngersoU, Lieut. 

George C. Fernald, Capt. 
W. I. Gaffey, Lieut. 
S. L. Low, Capt. 
H. D. Smith, Capt. 



120 MU^^CIPAL RE&ISTER. 

LADDER CARRIAGES. 

No. 1. Friend street. A. R. Johnson, Captain; T. B. Flannagan,. 
Lieutenant. 

No. 2. Sumner, corner Orleans street, East Boston. Jolin H. 
Elliot, Captain. 

No. 3. Harrison avenue, corner of Bristol street. John Grady, 
.Captain ; Charles T. Adams, Lieutenant. 

No. 4. Dudley street, Roxbury. James M. Littleton, Captain. 

No. 5. Fourth, near Dorchester street. E. A. Perkins, Captain. 

No. 6. Located in Engine-house No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester. 
George S. Bourne, Cap)tain. 

No. 7. INIeeting-house Hill, Dorchester. F. W. Webber, Laclderman 
in charge. 

No. 8. Fort Hill square. George F. Griffin, Captain. 

No. 9. Main street, Charlestown. Thomas W. Conway, Captain. 

No. 10. Centre street. West Roxbury. John F. Boothby, Captain. 

No. 11. Chestnut Hill avenue, Brighton. James A. Dooley, Captom. 

No. 12. Tremont street, Roxbury. John W. Godbohl, Captom; C. 
H. Lear)^, Lieutenant. 

No. 13. Washington, near Dover street. C. Henry Webber, Lieu- 
tenant in charge. Turn-table truck. 

No. 14. Fort Hill square, in charge of Ladder No. 8. Turn-table 
truck. 

No. 15. Boylston and Hereford streets. Casper H. Moning, Cap)- 
tain; W. C. Lee, Lieutenant. Turn-table truck. 

No. 16. Washington street. West Roxbury. Thomas P. Lally, 
Lieutenant in charge. 

HORSE HOSE-CARRIAGES. 

Hose No. 3. Winthrop street, Charlestown. Owen Tulley, Captain.. 

Hose No. 5. Shawmut avenue. J. D. Kelley, Eoseman in charge. 

Hose No. 6. Chelsea street. East Boston. 

Hose No. 7. Tremont street, Roxbury. 

Hose No. 8. North Grove street. John H. Ewers, Lieutenant in 
charge. 

Hose No. 10. Washington Village. C. E. Molloy, Eoseman in 
charge. 

Hose No. 12. Fourth, near K street. South Boston. M. A. Jones. 
Eoseman in charge. 

CHEMICAL ENGINES. 

No. 1. Bulfinch street. P. F. McDonough, Captain. 

No. 2. Church street. Joseph Smith, Lieutenant in charge. 



PIRE DEPARTMENT. 121 

No. ;'). L()no;\v()iKl avoimo. T. Henry Weltch, Eoseman in charge. 

No. 4. C'oriKU' Washington and Poplar sti'oets, West Roxbury. 
Thomas P. Lally, Licutcnrmt in charge. 

No. 5. Washington struct, near Egleston square. John T. liyron, 
Hosemanin charge. 

No. 6. Soutli Harvard, near Cambridge street, Brighton. E. T. 
Smith, Lieutenant in charge. 

No. 7. Corner oi' Saratoga and IJyron streets. East Boston. George 
W. Stoddard, Lieutenant in charge. 

No. 8. B street, South Boston. Henry J. Hart, Lieutenant in charge. 

No. 9. Main street, Cliarlestown. T. W. Conway, Cajjtain in 
charge. 

No. 10. Eustis street, Roxbury. A. W. Brown, LieiUenanti7i charge. 

FIEE-ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

Brown S. Flanders, Sitperintenclent. Salary, $3,200. He has also 
the care and charge of all the public bells and clocks. 

A constant watch is kept at the headquarters. City Hall, night and 
day, by the operators. Each operator has assigned to him certain hours 
of duty, during which time he is responsible for the correct use of 
the apparatus in giving alarms, for testing the circuits, and for other 
details pertaining to the service. An automatic arrangement is con- 
nected with the receiving apparatus, by which assistance may be called 
from the sleeping apartments, if at any time the operator should be 
suddenly incapacitated from pei'forming his duties. 

An accurate account is kept of the time of each alarm, of the 
station from which it originates, and of all other necessaiy informa- 
tion. 

Alarms ai"e transmitted to the Central Office, from the signal stations, 
or boxes, by pulling a slide in the box. The police officers and other 
persons near each station have keys to the boxes. There are 501 fire- 
alarm boxes in connection with the headquarters, numbered variously 
from 2 to 874. 

Alarms are sounded by striking the number of the box upon the 
alarm-bells and upon the gongs in the engine-houses, for three 
rounds. 

Second Alarms are sounded by striking ten blows, followed by the 
box number. Third Alarms are sounded by striking ten blows twice, 
followed by the box number. 

In cases where the entire department is required alarms are sounded 
by striking twelve blows twice, followed by the box number. 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

In cases where special apparatus is wanted, signals are given as fol- 
lows : — 

For Engine Companies 13 blows. 

" Chemical Engine Companies 14 " 

" Hook and Ladder Companies 15 " 

" the Water Tower 16 " 

" Hose Companies 17 " 

to be followed by the numbers of the companies wanted, and the 
number of the box to which they are called. 

Of other signals given on the fire-alarm bells, 689 indicates a fire 
at Deer Island ; 698 indicates a call from Chelsea for assistance ; 699 in- 
dicates a call upon Chelsea for assistance ; 22 indicates " no school." 

Meridian bells, at their various locations on churches, school- 
houses, and engine-houses, are struck from the Fire-Alarm office pre- 
cisely at noon (standard time) every day. Correct time is furnished 
by telegraph from the Observator}^ of Harvard University, so that ac- 
curacy is secured. 

All bells in the city proper north of Dover street, except the Faneuil 
Hall bell, have been cut out from sounding public alarms. 

FIRE-MARSHAL. 

[Stat. 1886, Chap. 354; 1887, Chap. 231.] 

The Fire-Marshal is appointed by the Governor, to hold ofiice for 
three years from the date of his appointment, or until his successor is 
apj^ointed, with the duty of examining into the cause, circumstances, 
and origin of fires in the city of Boston, for which purpose he is 
vested with certain judicial and police powers. The Board of Fire 
Commissioners makes rules and regulations for the performance of the 
duties of the Fire-Marshal, and sujDervises his investigations and pro- 
ceedings when in its opinion the public interests will be subserved 
thereby. The salary and expenses of the Fire-Marshal are repaid to the 
city of Boston from the treasury of the Commonwealth, to an extent not 
exceeding twenty-five per cent, of the State tax collected on premiums 
for writing fire-risks in the city of Boston during the preceding year. 
Charles VV. Whitcomb, Fire-Marshal. Salary, $3,000 per annum. 

Term ends November 3, 1892. 

[Office, 6 Peiuberton square.] 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 40; Rev. Orel., Chap. 25; Chap. 49, ^^^ 1-25.] 
The first Board of Health in Boston was established in 1799, under 
the special statute of February 13, 1799. The first collected edition of 



HEALTH DEPAirrMKNT. 123 

the statutes under which this Board acted was jMiliIishcd in isil, ;iiid 
contained also the reguUitions of the IJoard. Tliis ISojinl had in sub- 
stance the same i;)owers as the pi'esent Hoard of HeallJi, and was abol- 
ished by tlu! first city cliarter. From 1822 to ].S7;i the liuiclions of tlie 
Board were exercised through the ('ity Council. 'Vha [iresent Board of 
Health was established by tlie ordinance of Dijceniber 2, 1H72, and has 
published annual reports since 1873. 

HOARD OK HEALTH. 

Edwin L. Pilsbdry. Term ends in 1892. 

Samuel L. Dukgin, M.D., Chairman. Term ends in 1893. 

Oeorge F. Babbitt. Term ends in 1894. 

Salary, $3,000 each per annum. 

[Office, 12 Beacon street.] 
John H. McCollom, M.D., City Physician. Office, Chardon street. 

Salary, $2,700. 
Morton Prince, M.D., Assistant City Physician. Office, Chardon 

street. Salary, $1,500. 
Charles H. Coggswell, M.D., Port Physician. Resident at Deer 

Island. Salary, $1,2U0. 
RuFDS E. Darrah, M.D., Assistant Port Physician. Salary, $1,000. 
William G. Macdonald, M.D., Medical Inspector. Salary, $1,500. 

QUARANTINE GROUNDS. 

The Quarantine Grounds comprise that part of Boston harbor known 
as the President Roads, lying between Long, Deer, and Sjiectacle 
Islands. The steamer '* Vigilant," Geoi'ge T. Ranlett, Captain, em- 
ployed in the quarantine service, is subject to the orders of the Board 
of Health. 

BATH-HOUSES. 

By an ordinance passed Dec. 27, 1879, the Board of Health was ap- 
pointed, and invested with authority to carrj' into effect the provisions 
of Chapter 214 of the Statutes of 1874, entitled, " An act to authorize 
cities and towns to erect and maintain public baths and wash-houses," 
which act was accepted by the city on January 2, 1875. Seventeen free 
bath-houses have been established, open daily from June 1 to Sept. 80, 
at which, during the season of 1887, the number of persons bathing was 
866,609 ; in 1888, 784,385 ; in 1889, 780,744 ; in 1890, 988,078. 

MORGUE. 

The City Morgue is located on North Grove street. F. L. Briggs, 
Superintendent. Salary, $360. 



124 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

LYING-IN HOSPITALS. 

The following are the only persons, at this time, duly authorized by 
the Board of Aldermen, pursuant to Chapter 157 of the Acts of 1876, and 
under the supervision and inspection of the Board of Health, to maintain 
Lying-in Hospitals for the reception, care, and treatment of women re- 
quiring such aid : — 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum, Cushing avenue, Dorchester. 

New England Hospital for Women and Children, Dimock street. 

Mrs. J. M. Twitchell, 134 Dorchester street. South Boston. 

New England Moral Reform Society, 476 Shawmut avenue. 

Mrs. Julia A. Woodbury, 815 E. Fourth street, South Boston. 

Dr. John W. Johnson, 20 Worcester street. 

Mary E. Dudle}^, 28 Brook avenue. 

CEMETERIES. 

The following is a list of the Burial Grounds in charge of the Board 
of Health : — 

Bennington street, East Boston. 

Bunker Hill, Charlestown. 

Phipps street, Charlestown. 

Copps Hill, Charter and Hull streets, Boston. 

King's Chapel, Tremont, near School street. 

Granary, Tremont street, opposite Bromfield. 

Central, Common. 

South, Washington and E. Concord streets. 

Eliot, Washington and Eustis streets. 

Warren, Kearsarge avenue, Roxbury. 

Walter street, Walter street, Roslindale. 

Westerly, Centre, near LaGrange street. West Roxbury. 

Evergreen, South street, Brighton. 

Market street. Market street, Brighton. 

Dorchester North, Uiaham's Corner. 

Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, opposite Brooks street. 

Hawes, Emerson street, corner of L street. 



HEALTH JJEI'AltlMENT. 



125 



UNDEUTAKEHS. 

(May 1, 1890.) 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 32, ^S 6; Stat. 1890, Cliap. 210; Rev. Ord., Chap. 48, § 43.] 



Alexander, Alexis. 
Avidon, Michael. 
Badarvaeo, Andrew A. 
Barry, David. 
Barry, Michael. 
Baxter, Alonzo T. 
Belo-ard, PhiliiJ. 
Bird, Ebenezer. 
Brown, William E. 
Brown, Edwin G. 
Bryant, John. 
Bryant, .John E. 
Bryant, T. Weston. 
Burke, Edward. 
Burke, John B. 
Caro, Solomon M. 
Cleaiy, James P. 
Cobb, Charles W. 
Coburn, Ethan N. 
Colbert, Charles E. 
Cole, George S. 
Cole, Harry B. 
Cole, Jabez B. 
Costello, William. 
Crane, Horace R. 
Crosby, Frederick J. 
Dacey, Charles M. 
DeLeire, John A. 
Dinnin, Charles S. 
Dolan, James W. 
Doolin, John. 
Doyle, Thomas. 
Fallon, James P. 
Fallon, John D. 
FaiTcll, James. 
Farrell, Michael A. 
Feeney, John. 
Feely, Thomas. 
Field, George V. 
Gleason, Edward F. 
Gleason, Reuben. 
Goggenheim, Joseph. 
Haynes, James. 
Haley, Oli^.^er F. 



Heintz, John. 
Hill, (ieorge. 
Jacobs, Louis. 
Jones, Lewis L. 
Keating, John J. 
Kelly, John A. 
Kennedy, Patrick T. 
Lavery, John W. 
Linnehan, Cornelius P. 
Lippa, William. 
Maloney, Frank S. 
Mann, Lewis A. 
McCaffrey, John. 
McCartney, Timothj". 
Mitchell, Michael J. 
Morris, John. 
Mullen, James. 
Mullen, Matthew J. 
Miu'jDliy, Michael J. 
Murray, Bernard E. 
Murray, Edward A. 
O'Donnell, James F. 
Osborn, William T. 
Peak, John H. 
Reade, John. 
Regan, Martin. 
Roach, Edward E. 
Smith, Benjamin F. 
Sprague, John W. 
Sullivan, James. 
Sullivan, Jeremiah F. 
Sullivan, Samuel J. 
Sullivan, Timothy J. 
Taylor, Hugh. 
Tinkham, Charles F. 
Tinkham, Jeremiah. 
Waterman, Frank S. 
Waterman, George H. 
Waterman, Joseph S. 
Willard, George A. 
Williams. Nicholas M. 
Williamson, Joseph. 
Wittenberg, S. 



126 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1880, Chap. 174; Rev. Orel., Chap. 27.] 
The City Hospital, on the south-east side of Harrison avenue, occupies- 
the entire square between East Springfield and East Concord streets, and 
a part of the adjacent square to East Chester park, and was begun on 
September 9, 1861. It consists of many pavilions, connected with the 
central structure. This hosi^ital was established for the reception of 
those in need of temiDorary relief during illness or from injuries. 

The Trustees also have charge of the Convalescent Home at 2150 
Dorchester avenue, Milton Lower Mills. 

The Board of Trustees publishes annual reports since 1865 ; and four 
volumes of Medical and Surgical Reports have been issued. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

The Trustees of the City Hospital are incorporated by Chap. 174 of 
the Acts of 1880, and are authorized to receive and hold real and 
personal estate bequeathed or devised to said corporation to an amount 
not exceeding $1,000,000. The Board as at present constituted is as- 
f ollows : — 

Joseph A. Tucker, Chaii'man. Term ends in 1892. 
George B. Nichols. Term ends in 1893. 
Henry H. Sprague, Secretary. Term ends in 1894. 
A. Shdman. Term ends in 1895. 
John F. Young. Term ends in 1896. 

medical and surgical staff. 

Superintendent and Resident Physician. 
George H. M. Rowe, M.D. Residence and office in the Hospital.- 
Salary, $3,600, and board at the hospital. 

Consulti7ig Physicians a7id Surgeons. — Benjamin E. Cotting, M.D., 
William Ingalls, M.D., Alexander D. Sinclair, M.D., W. C. B. Fifield, 
M.D., Fitch Edward Oliver, M.D., Benjamin Gushing, M.D. 

Visiting Physicians. — John G. Blake, M.D., George B. Shattuck, 
M.D., George H. Lyman, M.D.. Edward J. Forster, M.D., A. L. Mason, 
M.D., Charles F. Folsom, M.D., A. M. Sumner, M.D., Thomas M.- 
Rotch, M.D. 

Senior Visiting Surgeon. — David W. Cheever, M.D. 

Visiting Surgeons. — George W. Gay, M.D., E. H. Bradford, M.D.» 
William P. Bolles, M.D., Abner Post, M.D., M. F. Gavin, M.D. 

Visiting Ophthalmic Surgeons. — Henry W. Williams, M.D., Oliver 
F. Wadsworth, M.D. Assistant, —-llenvj W. Kilbourn, M.D. 

Visiting Aural Surgeon. — J. Orne Green, M.D. 



INSPECTIOX OF JJUILDINCiS. 127 

out-patients' DKl'A ItTMEXT. 

Physicians. — Francis II. Williams, M.D., Edwartl II. IJuckiii^rlKmi, 
MJ)., Charles F. Withingtoii, M.D. 

Surgeons. — Geo. II. Monks, AI.I)., IlolH-rt, W. Lovett, M.I).. II. F>. 
Smith, M.D. 

Physician for Diseases of Women. — C. M. Green, jNI.I). Assislanl. — 
fleorg-e Haven, M.l). 

Physicia7is for Diseases of the Ski7i. — E. Wigglesworth, M.D., 
George II. Tilden. M.l). Assistant. — James S. Howe, ]\I.D. 

Surgeons for Diseases of the Ear. — George A. Leland, M.I)., Ed- 
mund D. Spear, M.D. 

Physicians for Diseases of the Throat. — Thomas Amory DeBlois, 
M.D., J. W. Farlow, M.D. Assistant. — George A. Leland, M.D. 

Physicians for Diseases of the Nervous System. — Morton H. Prince, 
M.D., Philip Coombs Knapp, M.D., William N. Bullard, M.D. 

Medico-Legal Pathologist. — F. W. Draper, M.D. 

Physicians to the Convalescent Home. — C. Ellery Stedman, M.D., 
Daniel D. Gilbert, M.D., Edward T. Twitchell, M.D. 



DEPARTMENT FOR THE INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS. 

INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS. 

[Stat. 1885, Chap. 374, ^^ 2; Eev. Ortl., Chaps. 40 and 48; Eev. Eeg., Chap. 6, 

sS^4-9.] 

John S. Damrell. Appointed for a term of three years from May 1, 
1889. Salary, $5,000. 

[Office, Old State- House.] 

BUILDING LIMITS. 

[Stat. 1885, Chap. 374, ^ 21 ; Eev. Ord., Chap. 48, ^ 30.] 
Among other restrictions imposed by the law and ordinances on the 
erection of buildings, it is provided that no wooden building shall be 
erected within the following limits : — 

Beginning at the intersection of the centre lines of Dover and Albany 
streets, and thence running east through the centre of said Dover street 
to the Harbor Commissioners' line ; thence by the said Harbor Commis- 
sioners' line around the northerly portion of the City proper to a point 
on Charles river at the intersection of said line Avith the boundary line 
between Brookline and Boston ; thence along said boundary line to the 
centre of Longvvood avenue ; thence through the centre of said avenue 
to the centre of Bumstead lane ; thence through the centre of said lane 
to the centre of Ward street ; thence through the centre of said Ward 



128 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

street to the centre of Pai'ker street ; thence through the centre of said 
Parker street to the centre of Ruggles street ; thence through the centre 
of said Ruggles street to the centre of Washington street ; thence through 
the centre of said Washington street to a point opposite the centre of 
Palmer street ; thence tlirougli tlie centre of said Palmer street and 
through the centre of Eustis street to the centre of Hampden street ; and 
tlience through the centre of said Hampden street and the centre of 
Albany street to the point of beginning. 



INSPECTION OF MILK AND VINEGAR. 

[Pub. Stat., Chaps. 57, 60, §§ 69-71 ; Rev. Orel., Chap. 44.] 
The first Inspector of INIilk was appointed in 1859 ; of Vinegar, in 
1880. The Insjjector of Milk has published annual reports since 1863. 
The two offices were virtually united in 1884, and actually in 1890, the 
combined annual reports beginning in 1886. 
Charles Harrington, Inspector. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, 1151 Washington street.] 



INSPECTION OF PROVISIONS. 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 58; Rev. Orel., Chap. 43.] 
Daniel F. McCarthy. Salary, $1,700. Appointed annually. [Stat- 
utes of 1876, Chap. 180. Accepted by the City Council on June 2, 
1876.] 
Alexander Burr, for the Brighton Abattoir. Salary, $1,500. Ap- 
pointed by the Boai'd of Healtli. [Statutes of 1876, Chap. 144.] 



INSPECTION OF WIRES. 

[Stat. 1890, Chap. 404 ; Orel. 1890, Chap. 8.] 
The Inspector of Wires supervises all electric wires or cables over 
streets or buildings, and enforces the statutes, ordinances, and regula- 
tions relating to their location, erection, supports, maintenance, in- 
sulation, and removal. 

Brown S. Flanders, Inspector of Wires. Salary, $3,500 i^er annum. 
[Office, 28 School street.] 



LAMP DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1825, Chap. 3 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 20.] 
The Department was first legalized by the statute of June 29, 1773. 
The office of Superintendent of Lamps, actually filled since 1843, was 



LAW DErAliTMENT. 



129 



fixed by the ordinance ot" Ocober 20, 1809. The Department was sep- 
arated from the Police in 1854. Annual reports of the Department liave 
been publislied since 1870. 

Patrick O'Siika, Superintendent of Lamps. Salary, $3,500. Ap- 
pointed annually. 

[Office, City Hall-l 

The public lamps are distributed in the various sections of the city as 
follows : — 



Gas 
LampSc 



Large Gas 
Lamps. 



Electric 
Lights. 



Oil 

Lamps, 



Naphtha. 



Total. 



City Proper . . 
Roxbury . . . 
Dorchester . . 
West Roxbury 
South Boston . 
Charlestown . 
East Boston . , 
Brighton . . . 
Chielsea . . . . 

Totals • . . 



2,815 

1,723 

1,526 

689 

681 

660 

665 

485 

3 



490 

163 

83 

32 

122 

104 

70 

61 





93 



757 

1,351 

304 



169 

283 





3,411 

1,899 

2,367 

2,075 

1,211 

764 

904 

829 

3 



9,247 



2,957 



13,463 



LAW DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Orel., Chap. 12.] 
The office of "Attorney and Solicitor for the City of Boston" was 
established by the ordinance of June 18, 1827 ; of Corporation Counsel 
by the ordinance of March 30, 1881. The Department is under the 
charge of the Corporation Counsel and the City Solicitor jointly. 

Thomas M. Babson, Corporation Counsel. Salary, $6,000. 
Andrew J. Bailey, City Solicitor. Salary, $5,750. 
Robert W. Nason, First Assistant Solicitor. Salary, $4,000. 
Thomas W. Proctor, Second Assistant Solicitor. Salary $3,500. 
Charles F. Day and Roscoe P. Owen, City Conveyancers. Salaries, 

$3,000 each. 
Fisher Ames, Clerk. Salary, $2,000. 

[Office, 14 Beacon street.] 



130 MUlS^ICirAL REGISTER. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT.! 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 114; Rev. Orel., Chap. 31.] 
The Trustees of the Public Library are incorporated by an act of the 
Legislature passed April 4, 1878, and are authorized to receive and 
hold real and personal estate which may be given, bequeathed, or 
devised to said corporation, to an amount not exceeding $1,000,000. 
The first trustees were appointed under the ordiuance of October 14, 
1852, and published their first annual report in 1853. These reports, 
dealing largely with the statistics of the Pul)lic Library, have been con- 
tinued without interruption. The first catalogue of the library was 
published in 1854 (8vo, pp. iv., 180). The second catalogue, of Bates 
Hall, was published in 1861; a Supplement in 1866. The Trustees 
have published also catalogues of the Lower Hall collections, of the 
Chai'lestown, Jamaica Plain, and other branch libraries ; special cata- 
logues of the Barton (Shakespeare), Ticknor (Spanish), and Prince 
(early New England) collections ; a catalogue of American local history ; 
eight volumes of Bulletins ; Lamb's map of early Boston ; handbooks 
for the visitors of the Library; and many miscellaneous documents. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Phineas Pierce. Term ends in 1892. 

Fkederick O. Prince. Term ends in 1893. 

Henry W. Haynes. Term ends in 1894. 

William R. Richards. Term ends in 1895. 

Samuel A. B. Abbott, President. Term ends in 1896. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY. 

Bates Hall, 333,273 volumes; Lower Hall, 44,854 volumes; 
Central Reading Room, 460 periodicals. Public Library Building, 
Boylston street. 

iNew Library Building. — By Chap. 222 of the Acts of 1880, amended by Chap. 141 
of the Acts of 1883, the CommoDwealth granted to the city of Boston a lot of land on the 
southerly corner of Dartmouth and Boylston streets " for the purpose of erecting and main- 
taining thereon a building for the use of the Public Library of said city." By Chap. 143 of 
the Acts of 1882 said city was authorized to take, by purchase or otherwise, land " for the 
erection thereon of a Public Library, and for a yard for the game," with authority to 
" appropriate and use therofor any land now owned by it." Under the provisions of the 
last-named act, by an order approved April 18, 1883, certain lands adjacent to the land 
granted by the State were taken, and by order, aj^proved April 14, 1883, loans were author- 
ized as follows, viz.: $180,000 to pay for the laud taken as above, and $450,000 for the 
erection of a library building. By Chap. 60 of the Acts of 1887 the coustruction of the 
new building was placed in the hands of the Board of Trustees of the Public Library, 
Further loans for the completion of the building have been authorized as follows ; Slat. 
1883, Chap. 68, Order of March 11, 1889, $1,000,000; Stat. 1891, Chap. 234, $1,000,000. The 
architects are Messrs. McKim, Mead & White. 



LIBRA KY 3:>EPARTMENT. VM 

Bates Hall is open from 9 A.M. to 9 F.M. ; the Lower Hall, IVom 
8.30 A.M. to 9 r.M. ; the Central Reading Room, from 9 A.M. to 10 
P.M., and on Sundays from 2 P.M. to 10 P.M. Bates Hall is open on 
Sundays from 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. 

In addition to the collections above mentioned, the I)u[»licate Room 
contains 16,652 volumes, and Bates Hall several hundred p(a-iodicals of 
less popular interest. 

BRANCH HBRARIKS. 

Charlestown Branch, 27,179 volumes. Reading Room, 70 
periodicals. Old City Hall, City square. 

South Boston Branch, 13,088 volumes. Reading Room, 64 period- 
icals. 372 West Broadway. 

East Boston Branch, 12,616 volumes. Reading Room, 34 period- 
icals. Old Lyman School Building, Meridian street. 

ROXBURY Branch, 31,727 volumes. Reading Room, 75 i^eriodicals. 
46 Milmont street. 

Brighton Branch, 14,099 volumes. Reading Room, 40 periodicals. 
Holton Library Building, Rockland street. 

Dorchester Branch, 15,338 volumes. Reading Room, 46 period- 
icals. Arcadia, corner Adams street. 

Jamaica Plain Branch, 11,579 volumes. Reading Room, 39 period- 
icals. Curtis Hall, Centre street. 

South End Branch, 10,894 volumes. Reading Room, 31 periodicals. 
English High School Building. 

North End Branch, 1,415 volumes. Reading Room, 30 periodicals. 
Cor. Salem and N. Bennet streets. 

West Roxbury Delivery, 3,313 volumes. Centre, near Mt. Vernon 
street. 

LOAVER Mills Delivery, Dorchester. Reading Room, 56 periodicals. 
Washington, near River street. 

Mattapan Delivery. River, cor. Oakland street. 

Neponset Delivery. Wood's block. 

RosLiNDALE DELIVERY. Florence, cor. Ashland street. 

Mt. Bowdoin Delivery. Washington, cor. Eldon street. 

Allston Delivery, 26 Fi-anklin street. 

Asumont Delivery. 25 Argyle street. 

Dorchester Station Delivery. 1 Milton ave. 

The total number of volumes in the Public Library and Branches is 
636,027 ; number of popular periodicals, 960. 

The statistics of the Public Library refer to January 1, 1891. Total 
issues in 1890, 1,875,411. 

For a general sketch of the Library, and of the donations fsceived 
by it, see the Municipal Register of 1878. 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

MARKET DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Orel., Chap. 28, 49, §§ 57-62.] 
Faneuil Hall Market, proposed in Mayor Quincy's message of July 
31, 1823, and completed in 1826, was under the charge of a clerk rf the 
Market until the ordinance of September 9, 1852, established the office 
of Superintendent. 

George E. McKay, Siqjerintendent of Markets. Salary, |2,500- 
Appointed annually. 

MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY. 

[Stat. 1849, Chap. 150 ; 1872, Chap. 197 ; Rev. Orel., Chap. 39.] 
This Cemetery, now containing 106f acres, situated in Ward 23, 
West Roxbury, is under the care and control of a Board of Trustees, 
five in number, appointed annually, two of whom, at least, must be 
owners of lots in said Cemetery. The Board of Trustees has published 
annual reports since 1859. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Le Forrest A. Hall, CWn, I Augustine H. Reed, 

John Taylor, | Edward N. Capen, 

Salem D. Chakles. 
N". A. Apollonio, Secretary. 
[Office, Old Court House.] 
Mt. Hope Cemetery was bought by the city in 1857 for $35,000, and 
additional land has been purchased since then. The Board of Trustees 
was established by the ordinance of December 21, 1857. In accordance 
with the provisions of Chap. 265 of the Acts of 1889, a corporation has 
been organized by the name of the " Proprietors of Mount Hope Ceme- 
teiy," of which corporation Samuel W. Creech, Jr., is the president. 
Should the city of Boston convey to said corporation the property 
rights now held by the city in Mount Hope Cemetery, as provided by 
the act aforesaid, the authority of the Board of Trustees above named 
would terminate. 

PARK DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. 185; Rev. Orel., Chap. 23.] 
Power to establish parks in this city was granted by the Common- 
wealth on May 6, 1875, subject to acceptance by the people. This act 
was accepted by a vote of the citizens on June 9, 1875. Yeas, 3,706 ; 
nays, 2,311. The first Board of Park Commissioners was appointed on 
July 6, 1875, and confirmed on July 15, 1876. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. W^ 

BOARD OP PARK COMMISSIONERS. 

Thomas L. Livkrmoue, Chnirmnn. Term ends in 1892. 
Francis A. Walker. Term ends in 1893. 
Paul II. Kendkicken. Term ends in 18!)4. 

[Office, 53 State street.] > 

PUBLIC PARKS. 

Arnold Arboretum 108.8 acres. 

Fr.anklin Park 520 " 

The Parkway (Back Bay Fens and Muddy River, and 

shores of Dorchester Bay in South Boston) . . 351 " 

Wood Island Park, East Boston, land and flats . . . 81.3 " 
Marine Park, City Point, South Boston (including Castle 

Island) 290 " 

Charlesbank 10 " 



Total 1,421.1 " 

Additional land has been taken for the enlargement of Wood-Island 
Pai'k in East Boston. 

The Arnold Arboretum, contained originally 122.6 acres, belonging to 
Harvard Univei'sity. This, together with nearly 45 acres of other land, 
was taken by the Park Commissioners for a public jDark, and 122 of the 
whole area of 168.8 acres were leased to the University, under perpetual 
lease, to be used only for the purposes of an arboretum, under the trusts 
created by the wills of Benjamin Bussey and of James Arnold. The 
Arboretum is open to visitors dally from 7 A.M. until sunset. The Park 
Commissioners have charge also of the Commonwealth-avenue grounds 
between West Chester park and Beacon street, and of the Leif Erikson 
statue. 

For the history and cost of the public parks see the annual reports 
of the Park Commissioners issued since 1876 ; also Doc. 42 of 1876, 
Doc. 125 of 1880, and " Notes on the Plan of Franklin Park," pub- 
lished in 1886. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 34; Chap. 100, ^ 28; Chap. 102; Chap. 103, ^ 7; Chap. 205, ?§ 17 
21,23,25; Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; 1879, Chap. 59; 1880, Chap. 99; 1882, Chap. 226; 
1885, Chaps. 196, 309, 323 ; 1887, Chaps. 135, 177, 178 ; 1888, Chap. 29L] 

The Board of Police was established by Chapter 323 of the Acts of 
1885, and is composed of three citizens of Boston, appointed from the 
two principal political parties by the Governor with the advice and con- 
sent of the Executive Council, and the full term of office is five years 
from the first day of May. The Board assumed office on July 23, 1885. 



134 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

BOARD OF POLICE. 

William M. Osborne. Term ends in 1893. 

William H. Lee. Term ends in 1894. 

Albert T. Whiting, Chairman. Term ends in 1895. 

Salary, $4,500 for chairman ; $4,000 for each of the others, paid by 
the city of Boston. 

EXECUTIVE STAFF. 

Cyrus Small, Superintendent of Police. Salary, $3,500. 
Joseph R. Burrill, Beputy Superintendent. Salary, $2,800. 
Ira C. Foster, Inspector of Puhlic Carriages. Salary, $1,600. 

BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 

Benjamin P. Eldridge, Chief Inspector. Salary, $2,500. 

Thomas F. Gerraughty, Joseph Dugan, Patrick A. Mahony, 
Charles L. Skelton, Joseph Knox, William B. Watts, Charles 
Glidden, Andrew Houghton, William Burke, William H. 
CoGAN, Inspectors. Salary, $1,600 each. 

[Office, 7 Pemberton Square.] 

POLICE STATIONS. 

First Division, Hanover street. Lawrence Cain, Captain. 

Second Division, Court Square. Henry C. Hemmenway, Captain. 

Third Division, Joy street. Timothy A. Hurley, Captain. 

Fourth Division, La Grange street. Richatd F. Irish, Captain. 

Fifth Division, East Dedham street. James M. Coulter, Captain. 

Sixth Division, Broadway, South Boston. Martin L. White, Captain. 

Seventh Division, Meridian street. East Boston. James H. Lam- 
bert, Captain. 

Eighth Division, Comer Commercial and Battery streets. Byron F. 
Bragdon, Captain and Harbor-Master. 

Ninth Division, Mt. Pleasant avenue arid Dudley street. George A. 
Walker, Captain. 

Tenth Division, Corner Boxbury and Tremont streets. Henry 
Dawson, Captain. 

Eleventh Division, Corner Adams and Arcadia streets. Michael 
Men-ick, Captain. 

Twelfth Division, Fourth street, near K street, South Boston. 
Elijah H. Goodwin, Captain. 

Thirteenth Division, Seaverns avenue, West Eoxbury. William H. 
Brown, Captain. 

Fourteenth Division, Old Town Hall, Brighton. David W. 
Herrick, Captain. 



rOLICE DEPARTMENT. 1J5 

FiKTKKNTii Division, Old City Hall, Charlcstown. Edward l'\ (;!is- 
kin, Captain. 

gixTKENTii Division, Boiihlon sired, corner of Hereford sireel. 
Paul J. Vinal, Captain. 

Salaries: Captains, $2,000 per annum; lieutenants, $1,G00 p(!r an- 
num; sergeants, $1,400 per annum; patrolmen, first year's service, 
$1,000; second year's service, $1,100; third and successive year's 
service, $1,200; reserve men, $2.00 per day. 

Police Signal Service. [Stat. 1887, Chap. 325.] Lieut. Henry O. 
Goodw^in, Director; Henry A. Chase, Electrician. 

House of Detention. [Stat. 1887, Chap, 234.] Temporary loca- 
tion : Basement of Courl House, Court square. Emma Onthank, Chief 
Matron. Salary, $1,000. 

City Prison. [Pub. Stat., Chaps. 28, 27.] Basement of Court- 
House. Romanzo H. Wilkins, Keeper of the Lockup. Salary, $2,000. 

The whole number of officers and employees in the Police Department 
is 881. 

Harbor Service. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 69; Stat. 1882, Chap 216; 
1889, Chap. 147; Rev. Ord., Chap. 60.] Byron F. Bragdon, Harbor- 
Master; office, Police Station 8, corner Commercial and Battery streets. 

Assistant Hai'bor-Masters : Louis W. Swan, John W. Jackson, Itha- 
mer A. Mereen, John J. Middleton, Nicholas C. Tallon, George H. 
Adams, Edward A. Pease, Erdix S. Dearing, James Russell. 

The Harbor-Master and Assistant Harbor-Masters are appointed from 
the police force by the Board of Police, and receive pay in accordance 
with their rank in the force. The police boats "Protector" and "Pa- 
trol " are employed in this service. 

islands. 
The following islands in the harbor belong to the City : — 

1. Deer Island. Containing 134 acres of upland and 50 acres of 
flats ; conveyed to the inhabitants of Boston, March 4, 1634-5. 

2. Thompson''s Isla?id. Annexed to Boston by Act of March 15, 1834. 

3. Great Brewster Island. Containing 16 acres ; was purchased, in 
1848, for $4,000. 

4. Oallop's Island. Containing 16 acres ; purchased, in 1860, for 
$6,600. 

5. Apple Island. Containing 9^ acres ; was purchased, in 1867, for 
$3,750. 

6. Bainsford Island. Containing 11 acres; was purchased, together 
with all the hospital buildings and dwellings, in 1871, for $40,000. 

7. Moon Island. Containing about 30 acres ; was taken by I'ight of 



136 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



eminent domain from the heirs of James Huckins and others, in 1859, 
and constitutes the point of discharge of the Main Drainage system. 

8. Long Island. Containing about 182 acres ; pui'chased in 1885 
from the heirs of Thomas J. Dunbar and others, for $220,791, for the 
use of the public institutions. 



CONSTABLES. 

(Corrected to June 30, 1891.) 
[Stat. 1802, Chap. 7.] 
Constables who serve civil process in the city of Boston are required 
to give bonds in the sum of $3,000. [See Pub. Stat., Chap. 28, §9.] 



CONNECTED WITH OFFICIAL POSITIONS. 



Ambrose H. Abbott, 
Richard F. Andrews, 
John R. Barry, 
Francis J. Baxter, 
AVilliam A. Blossom, 
Carlan A. Brown, 
Moses P. Brown, 
Albert S. Buswell, 
William W. Campbell, 
William A. Coburn, 
William P. Cook, 
Thomas A. Crawford, 
Frederick L. Davis, 
Charles A. Downes, 
John A. Duddy, 
George C. Dyer, 
Thomas Fee, 
John B. Fitzpatrick, 
Thomas Folger, 
William A. Fort, 
Elijah D. Foss, 
Henry Fox, 
John J. Franey, 
Silas G. Gage, 
William T. Gardner, 
Thomas Hall, 
Charles P. Harrington, 
Henry Harrington, 
John J. Henry, 



Robert Herter, 
William L. Hicks, 
Edward W. Hudson, 
James A. Hussey, 
Fi'ederic P. Ingalls, 
Charles P. Johnson, 
Stephen P. Kelley, 
Edward A. Kennedy, 
Henry P. Kennedy, 
James M. Kilroy, 
Martin M. Lomasney, 
James W. McCabe, 
James F. McCarthy, 
Adolphus G. McVey, 
Benjamin Meriam, 
James F. Mitchell, 
Richard J. Murray, 
George N. Parker, 
Sylvester E. Partridge, 
Alvah H. Peters, 
Alvin I. Phillips, 
Patrick F. Reddy, 
John Robie, 
John Rogers, 
Henry J. Schenck, 
Charles J. Smith, 
Daniel P. Sullivan, 
Albert Watts, 



CONSTABLES. 



137 



NOT CONNECTED WITH OFFICIAL POSITIONS. 



Jdhn T. Bariy, 
Clinrles L. Heck, 
Fi-aiici.s H. Wackwcll, 
Josepli II. Blatt, 
James M. Carter, 
Joseph Conneton, 
James W. Cnn-ier, 
Hinds R. Darling, 
George C. Davis, 
Luther Davis, 
Alvin S. Drew, 
George G. Drew, 
John A. Duggan, 
George B. Freeland, 
Charles G. Goussebaire, 
John E. Hallett, 
John F. Ham, 
James G. Hanington, 
Richard W. Hitchcock, 
Edward J. Holland, 
Edwin L. Howard, 
Lewis J. N. Hurie, 
Edwin Jaquith, 
William K. Jones, 
Horace A. Jordan, 
Hanson B. Joyce, 
Frederick P. Knapp, 
Russell R. Knapp, 
James F. Larkin, 
Moses Lewenberg, 
George W. Lowther, 
William F. McClellan, 



Charles T. McDonald, 
Thomas If. McXcllis, 
John Mundy, 
James Needliam, 
Isaiah Paine, Jr., 
Geoi-ge B. Proctor, 
John G. Ray, 
Nathaniel G. Robinson, 
William D. Roekwood, 
Joseph R. Rowe, 
Bmniham Royce, 
James H. Ryan, 
Charles F. Schwaar, 
John Shea, 
Jeremiah Sheehan, 
William A. Sheehan, 
Henry C. Shrieves, 
Joseph P. Silsby, Jr., 
Simon Simmons, 
Walter Simmons, 
Austin R. Smith, 
Anson Stern, 
Calvin Stowe, 
Barry Sullivan, 
Christopher F. Sweeney, 
William H. Swift, 
John P. Thornton, 
Frederic S. Walker, 
Frank T. Ware, 
Charles L. White, 
Wright W. Williams. 



George Murphy, Chief, 
Henry M. Blackwell, 
James Bragdon, 
George M. Felch, 
Frank Hasey, 
Abraham M. Leavitt, 
James P. Leeds, 
Hannibal F. Ripley, 
Amos Schaffer, 



TRUANT OFFICERS (wlthout bonds) . 
[Office, 12 Beacon street.] 

William B. Shea, 



Warren J. Stokes, 
Daniel J. Sweeney, 
Jeremiah M. Swett, 
Charles E. Turner, 
Richard W. Walsh, 
Chai'les S. Wooffindale, 
Warren A. Wrio^ht. 



138 MUNICIPAL EEGISTEB. 

WITH SOCIETY P, C. T. C. (without boilds) . 

Edwin R. Smyth. 
WITH s. p. c. T. A. (without bonds). 
Thomas Langlan, I Lemuel B. Burrill. 

TO ENFORCE PUP,. STAT., CHAP. 102, SECT. 90. 

Albert Watts (without bonds) . 



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 
[Rev. Ord., Chap. 30.] 
The Superintendent of Printing has charge of the printing of all 
documents for the city, and supplies all stationery and binding needed 
in the various departments except the Public Library. 

Thomas J. Lane, Suiierintendent of Printing. Salarj^ $2,500. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC BUILDIN^GS. 

[Rev. Orel., Chap. 33.] 
The Public Buildings of the city and county compi'ise the City Hall, 
the Registry of Deeds, the Court House, Faneuil Hall and Faneuil Hall 
Market-House, the Jail and Dead House, the Institutions at South Bos- 
ton and Deer Island, the Old State House, the Public Library, the City 
Hospital, the City Building (12 and 14 Beacon street), the Armories, the 
School-houses (numbering 175), and all the Engine, Hydrant, and Hook 
and Ladder Houses in the City, including Roxbury, Dorchester, West 
Roxbury, Brighton, and Charlestown, besides other buildings used 
for public purposes, numbering in all 293, not including 4 leased 
buildings. The office of the Superintendent of Public Buildings was 
established hy ordinance on July 1, 1850, and annual reports have been 
published by the Superintendent since 1851. 

James C. Tucker, Superintendent of Public Buildings. Salary, $3,600. 

[Office, City Hall.] 

OLD-SOUTH ASSOCIATION. 

[Stat. 1879, Chap. 222, §^ 1-.2] 

Managers on the part of the city of Boston are the Mayor, ex officio, 

Herbert S. Carruth, and David F. Barry. 
Two managei's are elected annually by the City Council, for the mu- 
nicipal year. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC GROUNDS. 139 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

[Rev. Onl., Cliap. ;i7 ; Cliap. 49; §^ 63-f).j.] 
The Siipurinfcendeiit has charge of the trees in the streets of the city, 
and of all pul)rur grounds and squares, except the parks established 
under Stat. 1.S75, Chap. 185. (See Park Department.) The office of 
tlie Superintendent of [the Common and] Public Grounds was estab- 
lished by ordinance on February 28. 1870. The first annual report of 
tlie Superintendent was published in 1879. 
William Dooguk, Super uitc?idenL Salary, $.3,000. 
[Office, at Deci- Park on the Common.] 

PUBLIC GROUNDS AND SQUARES. 

CiTV Proper. — The Common and Malls, containing forty-eight and 
two-fifths acres, exclusive of the cemetery, which contains one and 
two-fifths acres. The length of the exterior boundary of the Common 
is one mile and one-eighth. 

Public Garden, on the west side of Charles street, containing aljout 
twenty- four and one-quarter acres. 

Commonwealth Avenue Malls, from Arlington street to West Chester 
park, containing about 429,500 square feet. 

Franklin Square, on the east side of Washington street, containing 
about 105,205 square feet. 

Blackstone Square, on the west side of Washington street, containing 
about 105,100 square feet. 

East Chester Park Mall, between Albany street and Harrison avenue, 
containing about 9,300 square feet. 

Chester Park Mall, between Harrison avenue and Washington street, 
containing about 13,050 square feet. 

Chester Square, between Washington and Tremont streets, malls and 
square containing about 74,000 square feet. 

West Chester Park Mall, between Tremont street and Columbus 
avenue, containing about 10,150 square feet. 

Concord Square, between Tremont street and Columbus avenue, con- 
taining about 5,000 square feet. 

Rutland Square, between Tremont street and Columbus avenue, con- 
taining about 7,400 square feet. 

Berwick Park, off Columbus avenue, containing about 3,800 square 
feet. 

Greenwich Park, off Columbus avenue, containing about 4,100 square 
feet. 

Union Park, between Shawm ut avenue and Tremont street, contain- 
ing about 16,000 square feet. 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTEK. 

Worcester Square, between Washington street and Harrison avenue, 
containing about 16,000 square feet. 

Lowell Square, on Cambridge street, containing about 5,772 square feet. 

Fort Hill Square, between Oliver and High, streets, containing about 
29,480 square feet. 

Park Square, at the corner of Columbus avenue, Eliot and Pleasant 
streets, containing about 2,867 square feet. 

Monto-omery Square, at the junction of Tremont, Clarendon, and 
Montgomery streets, containing about .550 square feet. 

Peraberton Square, containing about 3,390 square feet. 

Copley Square, between Huntington avenue and Dartmouth and 
Boylston streets, containing about 33,809 square feet. Two enclosures. 

City Hall Grounds, School street, about 7,700 square feet. 

South Boston. — Telegraph Hill, containing the reservoir. Inde- 
pendent of the reservoir there is a lot named Thomas Park, containing 
about 190,000 square feet, reserved for a public walk. 

Independence Square, bet^veen Broadway, Second, M, and N streets, 
containing about six and one-half acres. 

Lincoln Square, between Emerson, Fourth, and M streets, and east of 
the primary school-house, containing about 9,510 square feet. 

East Boston. — Maverick Square, between Sumner and Maverick 
streets, containing about 4,398 square feet. 

Central Square, between Meridian and Border streets, containing 
about 32,810 square feet. 

Putnam Square, between Putnam, White, and Trenton streets, con- 
taining about 11,628 square feet. 

Prescott Square, between Trenton, Eagle, and Prescott streets, con- 
taining about 12,284 squai-e feet. 

Belmont Square, between Webster, Sumner, Lamson, and Seaver 
streets, containing 30,000 square feet. 

RoxBDRY. — Madison Square, between Sterling, Marble, Warwick, 
and Westminster streets, containing about 122,191 square feet. 

Orchard Park, between Chadwick, Yeoman, and Orchard Pai'k streets, 
containing about 99,592 square feet. 

Washington Park, between Dale and Bainbridge streets, containing 
about 396,125 square feet. 

Lewis Park, between Highland street. Highland avenue, and Linwood 
street, containing about 5,600 square feet. 

Longwood Pai'k, between Park and Austin streets, containing about 
21,000 square feet. 

Walnut Park, between Washington street and Walnut avenue, 
containing about 5,736 square feet. 

Bromley Park, between Albei't and Bickford streets, containing about 
20,975 square feet. Three enclosures. 



DEPAllTMENT OF TUBLTC GROUNDS. 141 

Fouiiliiin Square, on Walnut avenue, between Monroe and Townseiul 
sti'cets, containing about 116,000 scjuare feet. 

Cedar S(iuare, on Cedar street, containing about 2G,1G3 square feet. 

Linwootl I'ark, at the junction of Centre and Linwood streets, contain- 
ing about 3,625 square feet. 

Public Ground, Centre and Perkins streets, containing about 3,200 
square feet. 

Highland Park is the old Fort lot, containing al)out 114,360 square 
feet, and occuined partly by the Roxbury stand-piiie. 

Public Ground at the junction of Huntington avenue, Tremont and 
Francis streets, containing about 1,662 squai*e feet. 

Roxbury Canal Lands, bounded by East Chester park, Albany and 
Northampton streets, and a common passage-way, used for hot-beds, 
green-houses, storage, etc., containing about 130,493 square feet. 

Dorchester. — Dorchester Square, on Meeting House Hill, between 
Church, Winter, and Adams streets, containing about 56,200 square feet. 
The Soldiers' Monument is on this square. 

Eaton Square, between Church, Bowdoin, and Adams streets, con- 
taining about 18,280 square feet. 

Mt. Bowdoin Green, on top of Mt. Bowdoin, containing about 25,170 
square feet. 

Kichardson Square, between Pond and Cottage streets, containing 
about 76,982 square feet. 

Dorchester Field, so-called, on Dorchester avenue, containing about 
274,000 square feet. 

Public Ground on Magnolia street, containing about 3,605 square feet. 

Charlestown. — City Square, in front of Old City Hall, containing 
about 8,739 square feet. 

Sullivan Square, bounded by Main, Cambridge, Sever, and Gardner 
streets, containing about 56,428 square feet. 

Wlnthrop Square, bounded by Winthrop, Adams, and Common 
streets, containing about 38,450 square feet. The Soldiers' Monument 
is on this square. 

Public Ground, between Essex and Lyndeboro streets, containing 
about 930 square feet. 

Public Ground, on Water street, Chai'les River and Warren avenues, 
containing about 3,055 square feet. 

West Roxbury. — Soldiers' Monument Lot, bounded by South and 
Centre streets, containing about 5,870 square feet. 

Shore of Jamaica Pond, containing about 31,000 square feet. 

Mt. Bellevue, public ground, containing about 27,772 square feet. 

Brighton. — Public Ground, bounded by Franklin and Pleasant 
streets, containing about 1,900 square feet. 



142 MUNICIPAL EEGISTEE. 

Jackson Square, between Chestnut Hill avenue, Union and Winsliip 
streets, containing 4,300 square feet. 

Brighton Square, between Chestnut Hill avenue and Rockland 
street, and opposite the Branch Public Library, containing about 25,035 
square feet. 

STATUES AND MONUMENTS. 

In addition to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Monument 
Hill, Common, and the Soldiers' Monuments in the Charlestown, West 
Roxbury, and Dorchester districts, there are the following in charge of 
this department: The Crispus Attucks Monument on the Common; 
statues of Edward Everett, Washington, Charles Sumner, and Thomas 
Cass in the Public Garden ; Hamilton, General Glover, and William 
Lloyd Garrison in Commonwealth avenue; Benjamin Franklin and 
Josiah Quincy in front of City tiall ; Samuel Adams in Adams square, 
John Winthrop in Scollay square, the Emancipation Group in Park 
square, and the Ether Monument in the Public Garden. (Tlie Leit 
Erikson statue. Commonwealth avenue, is under the charge of the Park 
Commissioners.) 

FOUNTAINS. 

The public fountains in charge of this department are one each in 
Franklin, Blackstone, Chester, Independence, Central, Maverick, Sulli- 
van, and Jackson squares, and Union park ; the Lyman Fountain 
in Eaton square ; the Brewer and Cogswell Fountains on the Common ; 
the "Maid of the Mist" and three other fountains in the Public 
Garden. 

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

[Stat. 1889, Chap. 245; Rev. Ord., Chap. 34,] 
The institutions under the charge of the Commissioners may be 
classed under three heads : First, penal and reformatory, namely, the 
House of Correction, the House of Industry, the House of Reformation, 
and the Truant School ; second, the almshouses, namely, Long Island for 
men, Rainsford Island for women, the almshouse at Charlestown for both 
sexes, and the Marcella-street Home for Neglected Children; third, the 
Boston Lunatic Hospital, with an outlying ward for the chronic insane 
at Austin Farm. These institutions are under the care and government 
of a Board of three Commissioners of Public Institutions. The De- 
partment has charge of in-door relief, and was branched off from the 
Overseers of the Poor, who give out-door relief, in 1823. The De- 
partment has charge also of all correctional_institutions for the city and 
county. The publications of the Department begin in 1824, and are 
very numerous. The combined annual reports for the institutions 
named begin in 1858. 



PUBLIC INSTITUTIOXS. 143 

COMMISSIONERS OF I'UHLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

Thomas L, Jenks, Chairman. Term ends in 1892. Salary, $1,000. 
Otis K. Newell.' Term ends in 1893. Salary, $3,500. 
Thomas H. Devlin. Term ends in 1894. Salary $3,500. 

Michael T. Donohoe, Clerk of Commissioners. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, 14 Beacon street.] 

The steamer " J. Putnam Bradlee," which is under the direction of 
the Board, runs daily from the city to Deer Island ; Oliver W. Bowden 
Captain. The steamer dock is at the Eastern-avenue wharf. 

institutions at deer island. 

James R. Gerrish, Stiperintendent. Salaiy, $2,500. 
Howard W. Upton, Assistant Superintendent. Salary, $1,200. 
Thomas F. Roche, Resident Physician. Sal-ary, $1,500. 
Rev. William B. Toulmin, Chaplain and Superintendent of Schools. 
Salary, $1,600, of which about $350 is received from the income of 

the Mason Fund. 

homes for paupers. 

John Galvin, Superintendent of the Homes on Long and .Rainsford 

Islands. Salary, $2,250. 
Daniel S. Harkins, Physician. Salary, $1,000. 
Lawrence F. Forrest, Assistant Physician. Salary, $500. 
Chandler Eastman, Superintendent at Charlestown. Salary, $1,300. 
A. B. Heath, M.D., Superintendent and Physiciati of the Marcella- 
street Home for Neglected Children. Salary. $2,000. 

house of correction, south boston. 
John C. Whiton, Master. Salary, $2,500. 
William A. Witham, Dejmty Master. Salary, $1,200. 
George H. Brown, Clerk. Salary, $800. 
Rev. Jonas B. Clarke, Chaplain. Salary, $1,300. 
Winfred B. Bancroft, Physician. Salaiy, $500. 

BOSTON lunatic HOSPITAL, SOUTH BOSTON, AND AUSTIN FARM. 

Theodore W. Fisher, M.D., Superintendent. Salary, $2,500. 
Charles G. Dewey, M.D., First Assistant Superintendent. Salary, 

$1,000. 
Charles J. Bolton, M.D., Second Assistant Superintendent and 

Apothecary. Salary, $500. 
Rev. Jonas B. Clarke, C/ioptem. Salary, $200. 
Edward B. Lane, Assistant Superiyitendent (in charge of the ward 

at Austin Farm). Salary, $1,500. 

^From April 1, 1891, for unexpired term of Vinoent Laforme, resigned. 



144: MUNICIPAL KEGISTER. 

REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. 

■ [Pub. Stat., Chap. 32, § 16; Rev. Ord., Chap. 26.] 
The City Registt-ai' keeps the records of bifths, deaths, and marriages, 
and issnes certificates of all intentions of marriage. Annv;al reports 
have been published since 1850. 

Nicholas A, Apollonio, City Registrar. Salary, $2,550. 
[Office, Old Court House.] 



REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. 

[Stat. 1874, Chap. 60 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 45.] 
The first Board was appointed on May 18, 1874. The Board publishes 
street lists, voting lists, and election returns. 

BOAKD OF REGISTRARS OF VOTERS. 

Charles E. Clark, M.D. Term ends in 1892. Salary, $3,000. 
Linus E. Pearson, Chairman. Term ends in 1893. Salary, $3,000. 
Michael Carney. Term ends in 1894. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, 12 Beacon street.] 



DEPARTMENT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE POOR. 

[Stat. 1864, Chap. 128 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 35.] 
The Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston, a corporation 
established in 1772, Avere, by act of the Legislature, in 1864, succeeded by 
the corporation called the " Overseers of the Poor in the City of Boston," 
consisting of twelve residents of Boston, four of whom are appointed 
annually within sixty days from the first Monday in February, to serve 
for the term of three years from the first day of May. The Board has 
issued annual reports since 1865. 

overseers of the poor. 
Term ends in 1892. 
Solomon Friedman, Thomas Sproules, 

Michael C. Curry, ' William P. Fowled, CAa^>w^aw. 

Term ends in 1893. 
James B. Ayer, M.D., Andrew P. Fisher, 

Isaac T. Campbell, Samuel D. Sawin. 

Tenn ends in 1894. 
John Lamb, Richard C. Humphreys, 

Thomas Downey, Annette P. Rogers. 

Benjamin Pettee, Secretary. Salary, $3,000. 
Frederic W. Lincoln, Treasurer. Salary, $1,000. 
[Office, Charity Building, Chardon street.] 



SINKING-FUNDS DEPAKTMENT. 145 

The Board meets on tlie first Wednesday of every month, at the ofFice 
m the C'harity Bnilding, C^iardon street. 

The Overseers of the Poor are also incorpoi'ated as a Board of 
Trustees of John Boylston's and other eharitable funds, left for the 
assistance of persons of good cliaracter and advaneed age " who liave 
been redueed by misfortune to indigencie and want." " 

A Lodge for Wayfakeus who apply at station-houses for accommo- 
dations has been established in Hawkins street, where work of some 
kind is exacted as the equivalent for food and shelter. 

STATE AID. 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 30.] 
Monthly payments of allowances of State Aid to disabled soldiers and 
sailors, and to the families of those killed in the civil war, are made 
by the City Treasurer, at the Charity Building, Chardon street, to per- 
sons designated by the Board of Aldermen. 

Reuben Peterson, Jr., Paymaster. Appointed by the City Treasurer, 
Salary, $1,200; and $1,800 as Clerk for Qommittee on State Aid. 



DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 65, ^ 8 ; Stat. 1882, Chap. 42 ; Rev. Orel., Chap. 42.] 

Michael D. Collins, Sealer. Salary, $2,500 per annum. Daniel P. 
Sullivan, Benjamin Brintnall, Raphael Rosnosky, George J. 
Reagan, Deputies. Salaries, $1,400, each, per annum. Isaac F. 
Brown, Deputy, $1,000. 

[Office, Basement of Old Court House, Court Square.] 
The Sealer and Deputy Sealers are appointed also to seize illegal 
charcoal measures. (Pub. Stat., Chap. 60, § 88.) 

The standards in use are supplied by the Commonwealth, and are 
ultimately determined by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 
Washington, D.C. The office was established by the statute of Febru- 
ary 26, 1800. Annual reports have been published since 1868. 



SINKING-FUNDS DEPARTMENT. 
[Rev. Ord., Chap. 11.] 
A Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds for the payment or re- 
demption of the city debt was established by ordinance on December 
24, 1870. This Board consists of six members, two of whom are ap- 
pointed annually in February for a term of three years from May 1. 
The Board has published annual reports since 1871. 

The Board for the current year is constituted as follows : — 



146 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

ISTathakiel J. Rust, Samuel Johnson. Term ends in 1892. 

A. Davis Weld, Chairman, Joseph H. Gray. Term ends in 1893. 

Henry R. Reed, Charles H. Allen. Term ends in 1894. 

Alfred T. Turner, Treasurer. (Pub. Stat., Chap. 29, § 10.) 

Salary, $700 per anmxm. 
James H. Dodge, Secretary. Salary, $700 per annmii. 



DEPARTMENT FOR LAYING OUT STREETS. 

[Stat. 1870, Chap. 337 ; 1879, Chap. 198 ; 1880, Chap. 67 ; 1888, Chap. 397 ; 1890, Chap. 
323 ; Pub. Stat., Chap. 49, ^ 84-86 ; Rev. Orel., Chap. 36.] 

The Department for Laying Out Streets is under the charge of the 
Board of Street Commissioners. One member of the Board is chosen 
by popular vote at the annual municipal election to serve for a term of 
three years from the first Monday in January. 
John H. Duane.' Term ends in 1891. 
John P. Dore, Chairman. Term ends in 1892. 
Isaac S. Burrell. Term ends in 1893. 

Salary, $3,000, each, per annum. 
John W. Morrison, Clerh. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 

[Ovd. 1891, Chap. 1.] 
By ordinance approved March 9, 1891, in amendment of Chapter 18 
of the Revised Ordinances of 1890, the Departments of Sewers, Sani- 
taiy Police, and Bridges, and the office of Commissioner of Cam- 
bridge Bridges, were consolidated and placed under the adminis- 
trative control of the Superintendent of Streets. The Deputy Superin- 
tendents in charge of Divisions are appointed by the Superintendent, 
with the approval of the Mayor. 

CENTRAL OFFICE. 

Henry H. Carter, Superintendent of Streets. Salary, $7,600. 
Henry B. Wood, Secretary and Executive Engineer. Salary, $2,600. 
[Office, City Hall.] 

BRIDGE DIVISION. 

The highway bridges within the limits of the city, whether con- 
structed over navigable waters or railroads, are under the supervision 
of the Superintendent of Streets, who appoints draw-tenders and other 
employees, and has charge of all repairs except such as affect the 

iln place of Hugh E. Brady, resigned May IS, 1S91; appointed to Board of Survey. 



STKEET DEPARTMENT. 147 

sdnioturo of tlie bridges. Tlie latter are done niidcr tlu! siipci-visioii of 
the City Kiigiiieer. 

John A. McLAiKiitLix, Deputy Hiipcrinlcndi'nt. Salaiy, $;],000. 
[Office, 14 Beacon street.] 

15UIDGES WHOLLY SUPPOKTED BV THE CITV. 

'Agassiz, in Hack Bay Fens. 

Ashland stueet, in Ward 23, over Old Colony Railroad, Providence 

])ivi.sion. 
Athens street, over New York and New England Railroad. 
Beacon street, over outlet to Back Bay Fens. 
Beacon street, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
Berkeley street, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
Berkeley street, over Old Colony Railroad, Providence Division. 
Blakemore street, over Old Colony Railroad, Providence Division, 

Ward 23. 
Bolton street, over New York and New England Railroad. 
^BoYLSTON, over outlet to Back Bay Fens. 
Boy'LSTon street, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
*Broadway, over Fort Point channel. Draw-tender, John C. Poole. 
Broadway', over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
Brookline avenue, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
By'RON street, over Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad. 
' Charlesgate West, Back Bay Fens, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
^Charles river, over Charles river, from Boston to Charlestown. 

Draiv-tender, Henry A. Bolan. 
*Chelsea (South), over South channel of Mystic River. Draw-tender, 

Daniel S. Lawrence. (Stat. 1868, Chap. 309, § 6.) 
*Chelsea street, from East Boston to Chelsea. Draw-tender, John 

Gill. 
Columbus avenue, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
*CoMMERCiAL POINT, in Dorchester. Draw-tender, Morton Alden. 
Commonwealth avenue, over outlet to Back Bay Fens. 
*CoNGRESS street, ovcr Fort Point channel to A street, South Boston. 

Draw-tender, Cornelius J. Callahan. 
Cottage street foot-bridge, over Flats, East Boston. 
Dartmouth street, over the Boston and Albany and the Providence 

Division of the Old Colony Railroad. 
*DovER street, over Fort Point channel. Draw-tender, Francis 

O'Brien. 
1 Ellicott Arch, Franklin Park. 

iln charge of the Park Commissioners. 
* Over navigable waters. 



148 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

^Federal street, over Fort Point channel. Draw-tender, Jacob Norris. 

Ferdinand street, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Franklin-street foot-bridge, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Gold-street foot-bridge, over New York & New England R.R. 

Huntington avenue, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Leyden street, over Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad. 

Linden Park street, over Stony Brook. 

*Malden, over Mystic river, from Charlestown to Everett. Draw- 
tender, John F. Ormond. (Stat. 1874, Chap. 139.) 

*Meridian street, from East Boston to Chelsea. Draw-tender, Michael 
H. Enwright. 

*MouNT Washington avenue, over Fort Point channel. Draw-tender^ 
Daniel J. Holland. 

1 Neptune, over Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad. 

^ Public Garden foot-bridge, over Public Garden pond. 

Shawmut avenue, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 

SwETT street, east of the New York and New England Railroad. 

SwETT STREET, west of the New York and New England Railroad. 

*Warren, over Charles river, from Boston to Charlestown. Draw- 
tender, Matthew Welch. 

West Chester park, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 

West Chester park, over Old Colony Railroad, Providence Division. 

West Newton street, over Old Colony Railroad, Providence Division. 

West Rutland square foot-bridge, over Old Colony Railroad, 
Providence Division. 

WiNTHROP, from Breed's Island to Winthrop. Draw-tender, John S. 
Tewksbury, 

bridges of which boston supports the part within its limits. 

*Cambridge street, over Charles river, from Bi-ighton to Cambridge. 
Draio-tender , William Norton. 

Central avenue, over Neponset river, from Dorchester to Milton. 

*Chelsea (North), over North channel of Mystic river. Draiv-tender, 
Miles Koen. 

*EsSEX street, over Charles river, from Brighton to Cambridge. D7'aw- 
tender, William H. Blanchard. (Stat. 1874, Chap. 220.) 

*Granite, over Neponset river, from Dorchester to Milton. Draw- 
tender, George H. Pike. 

LoNGWOOD AVENUE, from Ward 22 to Brookline. 

Mattapan, from Dorchester to Milton. 

1 In charge of the Park Commissionera. 

2 In charge of the Superintendent of Public Grounds. 
*Over navigable waters. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 149 

Milton, from Dorclieslei- to AliKoii. 

*Neponset, over Xoponsol. rivur, from Dorchester to Quincy. Draw- 
tender, John 1). Pierce. 

*NoRTH Beacon street, from Brigliton to Watertown. Drato-lender, 
Michael J. Donahoe. 

*NoRTri Harvard STREiyr, from Brig-liton to Cambridge. Draw-tender, 
William Norton. (See Cambridge-street bridge.) 

Spring street, from West Roxbury to Dedham. 

*Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. Draiv-tender, William 
Norton. (See Cambridge-street bridge.) 

■* Western avenue, from Brighton to Watertown. Draw-tender, Michael 
J. Donahoe. (See North Beacon-street bridge.) 

BRIDGES OF AVHICH BOSTON PAYS A PART OF THE MAINTENANCE. 

Albany street, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 

* ' Canal or Craigie, over Charles river, from Boston to Cambridge. 
Draw-tender, Alfred W. Smith. 

Dorchester street, over Old Colony Railroad, Central Division. 

* Harvard bridge, over Charles River, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Draw-tender, William H. Churchill. 
"* ^ Prison Point, over Miller's river, from CharlestoAvn to Cambridge. 
Draw-tender , Nathaniel E. Story. 

* ^ West Boston bridge, over Charles river, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Draw-tender , M. F. Corkery. 

All other bridges within the limits of Boston are supported wholly 
by the several railroad corporations whose tracks are located under 

them. 

* harvard bridge. 

By Chap. 155 of the Acts of 1882 the cities of Boston and Cambridge 
were authorized, and by Chap. 282 of the Acts of 1887 required, to con- 
struct a bridge and avenue across Charles river from West Chester 
park in Boston to Front street extended in Cambridge. Plans for this 
bridge, prepared by the late Henry M. Wightman, City Engineer, were 
accepted, and the bridge has been completed by a Commission, created 
b}' Stat. 1887, Chap. 282, consisting of the mayors of the cities of Boston 
and Cambridge and Mr. George W. Gale. The cost of the bridge, about 

1 West Boston, Canal or Craigie, and Prison Point bridges are under the care of com- 
missioners, one of whom is appointed annually by the City of Cambiidge and one by the 
City of Boston. The commissioners at the present time are Henry H. Carter, Superintend- 
ent of Streets, for Boston, and William J. Marvin, for Cambridge. Term of office, one 
year from the first of May. The salaries of the draw-tenders and engineers are paid, half 
liy the City of Boston, half by the City of Cambridge. (Stat. 1870, Chaps. 300, 302; Ord. 
1891, Chap. 1.) The Boston Commissioner has published annual reports since 1S72. 

* Over navigable waters. 



150 MUNICIPAL KEGISTER. 

$525,000, is divided equally between the Cities of Boston and Cam- 
bridge. 

PAVING DIVISION. 

Under direction of the Mayor, as Surveyor of HigliM^ays, the Su- 
perintendent of Streets has charge of paving and repairing the streets 
of the city; also, of all sidewalks. 

Charles R. Cutter, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, City HaU.] 

SANITARY DIVISION. 

The Superintendent of Streets has charge of the removal of house 
dirt, oflfal, and ashes, and other noxious and refuse substances fi'om 
yards and areas, and the care of the city teams and stables for these 
purposes. 

George W. Forristall, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, 12 Beacon street.] 

SEWER DIVISION. 

The general supervision of all sewers built, or permitted to be built, 
by the City, the chai'ge of their building and rej^airs, and the regulation 
of private drains entering into common sewers are among the duties 
of the Superintendent of Streets, who also has charge of all catch-basins, 
their construction and cleaning, and of the pumping station and reser- 
voirs of the improved sewerage system. 

Henry W. Sanborn, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $3,000. 

[Office, City Hall.] 

MAIN DRAINAGE. 

By an order of the Board of Aldermen, approved Feb. 25, 1875, the 
Maj^or was authorized to appoint a scientific commission of three 
members to examine the system of sewerage in this city, and to 
suggest any improvements which could be made therein. Accord- 
ingly, the following persons were selected by the Mayor for such com- 
mission: E. S. Chesbrough, of Chicago, Moses Lane, of Milwaukee, 
and Charles F. Folsom, M.D., of Boston, who submitted their report 
(City Doc. 3 of 1876), recommending the construction of intercept- 
ing sewers, at a cost of about $6,000,000. On July 17, 1876, the sum of 
$40,000 was appropriated by the City Council for the purpose of making 
preliminary surveys for routes to Moon Island and to Castle Island. 
In 1877 the Joint Special Committee upon this subject reported (City 
Doc. 70), recommending the immediate undertaking of the project; 
and on August 9, 1877, a loan of $3,713,000 was authorized to meet the- 



KAPID TRANSIT COMMISSION. 151 

expense of (H)ii,striu^lin,<;' a l;ii'i;"(! iiilcrctiptin^i,' sewer ri-oiii (Jliarles ri\(;r 
across the city, in ;i southerly diriietioii, to Moon Island. A furtlier 
sum of $1,500,000 was appr()i)riatfiil for this object in May, 1882, and 
$200,000 in June, 1885. On the first of Januaiy, 1884, construction was 
sufficiently advanced to permit the works beinof put in operation. 

STliEET-t;LEANIN<T DIVISION. 

Philip H. Jackson. Dcpi/'i/ S/z/ierintetident. Salary, $3,000. 

[Office, 12 Beacon street.] ; 



RAPID TRANSIT COMMISSION. 

[Stat. 1891, chap. 365; Res. 1891, chaps. 107, 110; Order of City Council, Feb. 28, 

1891.] 

A commission to pi'omote rapid transit for the city of Boston and its 
suburbs was created by Chapter 365 of the Acts of 1891 ; and by Resolves, 
Chaps. 107 and 110 of the same year, other associated matters were 
referred to this commission for its consideration. 

The Commission consists of the Mayor and City Engineer of the city of 
Boston, ex officiis ; three persons apjjointed by the Mayor under an order 
of the City Council for a Rapid Transit Commission, passed Feb. 28, 
1891 ; and three persons, not residents of the city of Boston, appointed 
by the Governor, with the consent of the Executive Council. 

The salaries of the members on the j)art of the State are determined 
by the Governor and Council ; the expenses of the Commission are paid 
one-half by the Commonwealth and one-half by the city of Boston. The 
report of the Commission, with jjlans and estimates and a draft of a bill, 
is required to be made to the Legislature on or before the first Wednes- 
day in February, 1892. 

KAPID transit commission. 

Ex officiis. — Nathan Matthews, Jr., Chairman; William Jackson. 
On the part of the State. — John Quincy Adams, Vice-chairman; 

Chester W. Kingsley, Osborne Howes, Jr. 
On the part of the City. — Henry L. Higginson, James B. Richard- 
son, John E. Fitzgerald. 
George S. Rice, Chief Engineer . 
Horace M. Jordan, Clerh. 

[Office, 53 State street.] 



152 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



BOARD OF SURVEY. 

[Stat. 1891, Chap. 323.] 
In accoi'dance with the provisions of Chapter 323 of the Acts of 1891, 
relating to the location, laying out, and construction of highways in the 
city of Boston, a Board of Survey was appointed by the Mayor, May 11, 
1891, and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen, and the sum of 
$500,000 was appropriated for the purposes specified in said act. The 
members of this Board hold ofiice for three years from the first day of 
May, 1891, or until the work which they are authorized to do is sooner 
completed. 

BOARD OF SUKVET. 

Hugh O'Brien, Chairman. Salary, $4,500. 
Charles Morton. Salary, $4,000. 
Hugh E. Brady. Salary, $4,000. 
J. H. Jenkins, Clerk. 

[Office, 53 State street.] 



SURVEYING DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 14.] 
The Surveying Department is under the charge of the City Surveyor, 
who makes such surveys, plans, estimates, statements, and descriptions, 
and takes such levels, as the City Government or any of its departments 
or committees may require. The ofiice of City Surveyor was estab- 
lished by the ordinance of October 12, 1868. Annual reports have 
been issued since 1870. 

Thomas W. Davis, City Surveyor. Salary, $3,600. 
[Office, City Hall.] 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Orel., Chap. 10.] 
The Treasurer has published yearly, and, since 1882, monthly reports. 
The first " Treasurer for the Towne, and to keep the Towne's booke," 
chosen in 1641, was John Oliver. In 1636 John Cogan was chosen 
treasurer to build Fort Hill. 

See also Sinking Funds Department. 
Alfred T. Turner, City and County Treasurer. Salary, $6,000. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



WATER-SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. SO; Rev. Ord., Chap. 21.] 
The first water-document published by the city of Boston appeared 
in 1825. The public introduction of water from Lake Cochituate took 



WATEK-TNCOMK DEPAllTMKNT. 153 

place on October 2;"), 1848. 'I'lu^ liistoi-y oT tin; I'xi^loii Wiiloi- VV'oi-ks up 
to January 1, 18G8, lias been written by Nathaniel J. liradhic; ; I'rom 
1868 to 187G, by Desmond FitzCiiu-ald ; of the "Additional Supply from 
Sudbury River," by A. Fteley. in addition to the annual reports on the 
Cochituate supply, from 18o(», and of the Mystic supply, from J8G6, 
there iire numerous special reports. By an act [lassed in 1S7.") (Chap. 
80), the City Council of Boston was authorized to unite the Cochituate 
and Mystic Water Boards under one board of three members, to be 
called the Boston Water Board. An ordinance to establish the Boston 
Water Board was passed March 22, 1870. 

BOSTON WATER IlOAKD. 

Robert Grant, Chairman. Term ends in 1892. 
John F. Leighton. Term ends in 189o. 
Thomas F. Doherty. Term ends in 1894. 
Salary, $3,000, each, per annum. 

[Office, City Hall.] 

The City Engineer is, ex officio. Engineer of the Water Dej^ai'tment, 
has the general superintendence of all the works, and is in charge of 
new constructions. 

The Boston Water Works consist of the Cochituate Water Works, 
subdivided into two divisions, the Eastern and the Western, and the 
Mystic Water Works. 

The Superintendent of the Eastern JDivision of the Cochituate Water 
Works (William J. Welch ; salary, $3,000 ; oflace, 221 Federal street, 
Boston) has charge of the Cochituate water-system in the city, the 
pumping-stations at Chestnut Hill, East Boston, and West Roxbury, and 
the Parker Hill, East Boston, and South Boston reservoii'S. 

The Superintendent of the Western Division of the Cochituate Water 
Works (Desmond FitzGerald ; salary, $3,600 ; office. Chestnut Hill reser- 
voir) has charge of the Sudbury and Cochituate aqueducts, the Sudbury- 
river basins, Lake Cochituate, and the Chestnut Hill, Fisher Hill, and 
Brookline reservoirs. 

The Superintendent of the Mystic Water Works (Eugene S. Sullivan ; 
salary, $2,200 ; office, corner of Medford and Tufts streets, Charles- 
town) has charge of the entire Mystic water-supply, including the 
sewerao-e works at Winchester. 



WATER-INCOME DEPARTMENT. 
[Rev. Ord., Chap. 22.] 
The Water-income Department, dealing with the revenues from water 
and with water-takers, is under the charge of the Water Registrar. The 



154: MUNICIPAL RE&ISTER. 

office of Water Registrar was established by the ordinance of October 
31, 1850. His annual reports, since 1851, appear in those of the Co- 
chituate and Boston Water Boards, and separately since 1890. 

William F. Davis, Water Registrar. Salary, $3,600. 
[Office, City HaU.] 

The bills issued by the Water Registrar are paj^able to the City Col- 
lector. Cochituate rates are payable at City Hall, Boston ; Mystic rates 
at City Hall, Charlestown. 



MINOR OFFICERS. 

(Corrected to Juue 30, 1890.) 
The following public officers are paid by fees, and are appointed 
annually for one year from the first day of May: — 

Beef, Weighers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§1,2; c 65, §§ 27, 28.] Joel W. Bent, 
George L. Daniell, Arthur G. Lyon, Alexander A. McGahey, Jr.. 
Herbert E. Mayo, Joseph B. Mullen, Charles H. Shepley, Ernest T. 
Stratton, Perry N. Waterhouse. 

Boilers and Heavy Machinery, Weighers of. — [P.S., c. 65, § 30; c. 65, 
§§ 27, 28.] L. T. Farnum, Thaddeus Harrington, George H. Hills, 
Alexander A. McGahey, Jr., James N. Spear, Edward E. Gustin, 
Charles H. Shepley, James Morrison. John Flynn, Thomas Flynn, 
Arthur N. Kearn, J. D. Monahan, William Sweeney, George W. In- 
galls, Richard J. Moore, Ernest T. Stratton. 

Coal, Weighers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 80-84 ; c. 66, §§ 27, 28.] Morton 
Alden, James A. Anderson, Revere E. Atwood, William G. Bail, 
Frank T. Bai-ron, James M. Badger, Nellie M. Baker, Henry E. 
Bowden, G. A. Batchelder, John L. Batchelder, Jr., John H. Brine, 
Edwin C. Brown, William W. Bradford, Anton Burkhardt, Jeremiah 
J. Callahan, William A. Campbell, George W. Card, John H. Card, 
Robert D. Carter, William C. Cherrington, George J. Conners, Ed- 
ward F. Coyle, Fannie C. Cunningham, Orville R. Cooper, Charles 
Taft Chapin, Charles E. Chapin, William A. Curley, F. W. Dickin- 
son, Daniel J. Donovan, John H. Duffill, Albert A. Durham, John 
C. Felker, Jr., Jose]3h G. Fields, Daniel F. Flynn, John Flj^nn, 
Tiiomas Flynn, William J. Flynn, Charles E. French, L. F. Far- 
num, George F. Fiske, Albert Eaton, Robert J. Gove, William A. 
Gove, Edward E. Gustin, Charles A. Grant, George B. Grant, Michael 
J. Gotf, Robert Gillespie, Richard J. Gookin, H. J. Griggey, John 
Haley, Frank D. H. Hamlin, George P. Hamlin, Thaddeus Harring- 
ton, H. A. Henderson, Stephen Henton, Sidney C. Higgins, George 



MINOR OFFICERS. 155 

II. Hills, ,Iac(.l) K. Holmes, Sniiiiicl lloscu, ,Ii'., ( 'liarlrs II. HikLIIc- 
stoii, Frank B. liigalls, Elislia V. ,J:uuos, Iloiiry Johnson, Henry R. 
Jordan, Frank rioyue, Artliur N. Kearn, John KciUy, (ieorge II. 
Keyes, Edward 11. Kimball, Edward A. Kinney, William A. Lee, 
Clarence J. Libby, Setli L. Low, John R. Magee, J. Lawrenct; Martin, 
John Mel )oiiough, Alexander A. MoGahey, Jr., 11. Frank McKonna, 
Joseph F. Mills, J. D. Monahaii, Frederick Monroe, John Morrish, 
James Morrison, John Morrison, Charles 11. Moseley, Willard M. 
Nottage, Jr., Thomas J. Nyen, Patrick H. O'Brien, AVilliam O'Re- 
gan, Howland Otis, Joseph XL Park, Jr., Edward E. Piper, James 
T. Pond, Horace L. Porter, William E. Ravell, John Richardson, 
Elliot Ritchie, Edward Robbins, Joseph W. Robbins, E. J. Robin- 
son, George S. Russell, James Russell, Joshua S. Sanborn, Charles 
II. Shepley, William C. Smith, Jr., James N. Si:)ear, Frederic H. 
Stacey, Austin E. Steere, James P. Stewart, Clinton G. Stickney, 
Ernest T. Stratton, William Sweeney, George W. F. Thomson, Jesse 
VV. Tooker, Howard Wade, Charles S. Wellington, J. Clarence Whit- 
ney, Henry G. Wilson, James F. Wilson, Chester Wing, Benjamin D. 
Wood, George H. Woolley. 

Constables. — See Police Department. 

Fence-Viewers. — [P.S., c. 27, § 78 ; c. 36, §§ 1-19.] Woodbury L. Lewis 
and George H. Wiley. 

Field-Drivers and Pound-Keepers. — [?.^., e. 27, § 78 ; c. 36, §§ 20-41; 
c. Ill, § 26.] Patrick J. Welch, in Brighton; Henry Griffith, in 
Dorchester; Henry J. Murray, in East Boston ; Michael Whey] and, in 
West Roxbury ; William T. McChesney, in South Boston ; William 
Cotter, in the Back Bay district; Sylvester E. Partridge, in Roxbuiy. 

Grain, Measurers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 21-28; c. 65, §§ 27, 28; Rev. 
Reg., c. 2, § 5.] William R. Adams, Horace W. Aitken, Franklin 
B. Coffin, Jr., Michael Collins, George J. Conners, Patrick T. Cor- 
coi-an, W. J. Cross, Cornelius Cowhig, F. W. Dickinson, Alexander 
Douglas, Alton F. Dow, Daniel F. Enos, Fisk A. Felton, Michael 
Finn, John Finn, Frank Folger, Charles F. Gaynor, George Gourley, 
Daniel Hurle3% Patrick Hannon, George W. Ingalls, Edward A. Kin- 
ney, A. A. McGahey, Jr., Richard J. Moore, Daniel Reai'don, Henry 
B. Sellon, John Sellon, Charles H. Shepley, Alfred J. Sidwell, Wal- 
ter E. Smith, Richard Verling, Joseph W. Wardner. 

Hay and Straw, Inspectors of Pressed or Bundled. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 35- 
40.] Morton Alden, Israel M. Barnes, Edwin C. Brown, George 
J. Conners, Charles R. Davis, John M. Davis, F. W. Dickinson, 
John H. Dunn, Patrick Dunn, Thomas B. Gammon, George W. In- 
galls, Edward A. Kinney, William Lincoln, Jairus L. Litchfield, 



156 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Richard J. Moore, Andrew I. Mosher, Leslie A. Pike, Henry B. 
Sellon, Edward G. Stanley, Charles F. Thompson, Andrew N. 
Wyeth, Jr. 

Eay-Scales, Superintendents of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 32-34; Rey. Ord., 
c. 48, §§ 13, 14.] Charles J. Kidney, North scales ; John M. John- 
son, South Boston; Andrew W. Newman, Roxbury ; Benjamin F. 
Paine, Brighton; George A. Newhall, West Roxbury; Charles A. 
Parker, AVest Roxbury ; Levi Chadbourne, South scales ; William J. 
Mathers, East Boston. 

Eoops and Staves, Cullers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§41-45.] 

Lime, Inspector of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 46-52.] Patrick J. McCarthy. 

Marble, Freestone, and Soapstone, Surveyors of. — [P.S., c. 60, § 53; 
Rev. Reg., c. 5; c. 2, § 8.] William B. Bailey, William H. Cary. 

Petroleum and its Products, Inspectors of. — [P-S., c. 59, § 6 ; Rev. 
Ord., c. 48, §§ 1-5 ; Rev. Reg., c. 2, § 6.] James H. Cleaves, N. Por- 
ter Cleaves, Robert F. Means. 

Undertakers. — See Health Department. 

Upper Leather, Measurer of. — [P.S., c. 62.] John J. Powers. 

Vessels and Ballast, Weighers and Inspectors of. — [P.S.,c. 69, §§ 13-22; 
Rev. Ord., c. 41.] John Kenney, Chief. John J. Caddigan, 
James Collins, Edward Hughes, Assistants. 

Wood and Bark, Measurers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 72-78; Rev. Ord., 
c. 48, § 15 ; Rev. Reg., e. 2, § 7.] Morton Alden, Revere E. Atwood, 
G. A. Batchelder, Henry E. Bowden, John H. Brine, Anton Burkhardt, 
William A. Campbell, <Tohn M. Davis, George B. Grant, H. A. 
Henderson, Sidney C. Higgins, Samuel Hosea, Jr., Edward H. Kim- 
ball, George A. Newhall, Howland Otis, Edward E. Piper, Edward 
Riley, Howard Wade, Perry N. Waterhouse, J. Clarence Whitney, 
John W. Wiggin. 



WARDS AND PRECINCTS. 

The city is divided into twenty-five Wards, established in 1875 and 
1876. The Wards are defined in City Document 115 of 1875, supple- 
mented by the ordinance of May 27, 1876. The Precincts in the several 
Wards, 205 in number, were established by Orders of the Board of 
Alderiuen approved on March 18 and 25, 1890. 



ELECTION OFFICERS WARD-KOOMS. 157 



ELECTION OFFICERS. 

Under Stat. 1884, Chap. 299, and Stat. 1889, Chap. 41:5, the Mayor 
appoints, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, between the 
first and twentietli da^'S of September, annually, a Warden, a J)eputy 
Warden, a Clei'k, a Deputy Clerk, four Inspectors, and four Deputy 
Inspectors, for each precin(^t, who serve for one year from the first day 
of November following their appointment. These officers are paid at 
the rate of $8.00 a day for actual service, with the exception of the 
Clerks, who are paid at the rate of $10.00 a day on condition that their 
records are kept to the satisfaction of the City Clerk. The election 
officers must represent the leading political parties. 



WARD-ROOMS. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 46.] 

Ward 1. — Chapman School-house, Eutaw st. 

Ward 2. — Armory Building, Maverick st. 

Ward 3. — Old Winthrop School-house, Bunker Hill st., Charlestown. 

Ward 4. — Bunker Hill Grammar School-house, Baldwin st., Charles- 
town. 

Ward 5. — Harvard Primary School-house, Hai'vard st., Charlestown. 

Ward 6. — Ware Primary School -house. North Bennet st. 

Ward 7. — Lodge for Wayfarers, Hawkins st. 

Ward 8. — Wells School-house, Blossom st. 

Ward 9. — Sharp Primar}^ School-house, Anderson st. 

Ward 10. — School Committee Building, Mason st. 

Ward 11. — Chemical Engine-house No. 2, Cliurch st. 

Ward 12. — Pierpont Primary School-house, Hudson st. 

Ward 13. — Spelman Hall, Broadway. 

Ward 14. — Gray's Hall, Broadway. 

Ward 15. — Court-room, Dorchester and West Fomth sts., South 
Boston. 

Ward 16. — Old Franklin School-house, Washington st. 

Ward 17. — Franklin School-house, Waltham st. 

Ward 18. — Rice Primary School-house, West Concord st. 

Ward 19. — Bath-house, Cabot st. 

Ward 20. — Ward-room, Old Church Building, Vine, cor. Dudley st. 

Ward 21. — Municipal Court Building, Roxbury st. 

Ward 22. — Primary School-house, Phillips st. 

Ward 23. —-Curtis Hall, South st.. West Roxbury. 

Ward 24. — Old Town Hall, Washington st., Dorchester. 

Ward 25. — Court-room, Washington st., Brighton. 



158 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

18 9 1. 



Term expires in January, 1892 



Solomon Schindler, 
Laliah B. Pingree, 
Samuel B. Capen, 
J. P. C. WmsHip, 



Liberty D. Packard, 
Thomas J. Emery, 
Richard C. Humphreys, 
WiLLAKD S. Allen. 



Charles T. Gallagher, 
Caroline E. Hastings, 
Benjamin B. Whittemore, 



Term exjnres in January, 1893. 

Fred G. Pettigrove, 
George E. Mecuen, 
Elizabeth C. Keller, 
Charles E. Daniels. 



Term expires in Jamiary, 1894. 



Emily A. Fifield, 
Choate Burnham, 
James S. Murphy, 
William A. Dunn, 



Charles M. Green, 
KussELL D. Elliott, 
William A. Mowry, 
James A. McDonald. 



OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Chakles T. Gallagher, President. 
Phineas Bates, Secretary. Salary, $2,280. 
William J. Porter, Auditing Clerk. Salary, $2,280. 
Alvah H. Peters, Messenger. Salary, $200. 

Eight members of the School Committee are elected amiually at the 
city election, by the v^oters at large, including such women as may 
qualify for that purpose. Vacancies in the School Committee are 
filled for the remainder of the municipal year in a convention of the 
School Committee and the Board of Aldermen. (Stat. 1875, Chap. 
241; Pub. Stat., Chap. 44, § 22.) 

Regular meetings of the School Committee are held on the evenings 
of the second and fourth Tuesdays in each month, except in July and 
August. Office, Mason street, near West street. 

Open from 9 o'clock A.M. till 5 o'clock P.M. On Saturdays, from 
9 o'clock A.M. till 2 o'clock P.M. 



1 Vacancy by death of Stillman B. Allen, June, 1891. 



STANDING COMMITI'EES. 159 

STAN DING COMMITTEES. 

Accounts. — LilxMly I). Packard, Chairman; Messrs. W. S. Allen, 
AVhittcniore, AViiishii), niid Dniiii. 

Annual Rf.pout. — Eli/aln;(ii C. Keller, Chairman; Messrs. McDon- 
ald and liurnhain. 

Drawing. — Charles M. Green, Chairman; Mr. Gallagher, Miss 
Pingree, Messrs. Pettlgrove and McDonald. 

Elkctioks. — J. P. ('. Winship, Chairman; Messrs. Packard and Dunn. 

Evening Schools. — Thomas J. Emery, Chairman; Messrs. Galla- 
gher, W. S. Alien, Schindler, and Murphy. 

Examinations. — William A. Mowry, Chairman; Mrs. Fifield, Messrs. 
Emery, Winship, and Mrs. Keller. 

Horace Mann School. — Caroline E. Hastings, Chairman; Mrs. 
Fifield and Mr. Green. 

Hygiene. — Russell D. Elliott, Chairman;^ , Mrs. Keller, 

Messrs. Pettigrove and McDonald. 

Kindergartens. — Laliah B. Pingree, Chairman ; Mrs. Fifield, Mr. 
Schindler, Mrs. Keller, and Mr. Dunn. 

Legislative Matters. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman ; Messrs. 
Burnham and Murphy. 

Manual-training Schools. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman; Mys. 
Fifield, Miss Pingree, Messrs. ' and Murphy. 

Music. — Solomon Schindler, Chairman; Messrs. Packard, Whitte- 
more, Humphreys, and Mecuen. 

Nominations. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman; Miss Hastings, Messrs. 
Humphreys, Mecuen, and Burnham. 

Physical Training. — William A. Mowry, Chairman ; Mr. Winship, 
Miss Hastings, Mrs. Keller, and Mr. Mecuen. 

Rules and Regulations. — Thomas J. Emery, Chairman ; Mrs. 
Fifield, Messrs. Capen, ' , and Murphy. 

Salaries. — Benjamin B. Whittemore, Chairman; Messrs. W. S. 
Allen, Daniels, Mecuen, and Burnham. 

School-houses. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman; Messrs. Packard, 
Humphreys, Pettigrove, and Burnham. 

Setting. — Emily A. Fifield, Chairman; Misses Hastings and Pingree, 
Mrs. Keller, and Mr. Dunn. 

Supplies. — Russell D. Elliott, Chairman; Messrs. Humphreys, Dan- 
iels, Pettigrove, and Murphy. 

Text-books. — Chai-les M. Green, Chairman ; Messrs. W. S. Allen, 
Schindler, Mowry, and McDonald. 

Truant-officers. — Russell D. Elliott, Chairman ; Messrs. Galla- 
gher, Whittemore, Daniels, and McDonald. 

1 Vacancy by death of Stillmau B. Allen. • 



160 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



NORMAL, HIGH SCHOOL, AND DIVISION COMMITTEES. 

Normal School. — William A. Mowry, Chairman ; ^ , Mrs. 

Fifield, Miss Pingree, and Mr. Winship. 
High Schools. — Thomas J. Emery, Chairman ; Messrs. W. S. 

Allen, Dunn, Gallagher, and Green. 
First Division. — Willard S. Allen, Chairman; Messrs. Daniels, 

McDonald, Packard, and Pettigrove. 
Second Division. — Charles E. Daniels, Chairman; Messrs. W. S. 

Allen, Elliott, McDonald, and Pettigrove. 
Third Division. — Russell D. Elliott, Chairman ; Messrs. Burnham, 

Dunn, Green, and Miss Pingree. 
Fourth Division. — Charles M. Green, Chairman; Messrs. > , 

Dunn, Miss Pingree, and Mr. Schindler. 
Fifth Division. — Solomon Schindler, Chairman ; Mr. Emery, Miss 

Hastings, Messi's. Mecuen and Murphy. 
Sixth Division. — Liberty D. Packard, Chai?'man; Messrs. Burnham, 

Gallagher, MoAvry, and Winship. 
Seventh Division. — Richard C. Humphreys, Chairman ; ^ , Miss 

Hastings, Messrs. Mecuen and Murphy. 
Eighth Division. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman; Mrs. Fifield, 

Mrs. Keller, Messrs Whittemore and Winship. 
Ninth Division. — Emily A. Fifield, Chairman; Mr. Humphreys, 

Mrs. Keller, Messrs. Mowry and Whittemore. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

Edwin P. Seaver, Waban. Oflice hours, Mondays to Fridays, 1 to 2 
P.M. 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. 

Samuel W. Mason, 105 Washington avenue, Chelsea. Office hour, 
Friday, 1 P.M. 

Ellis Peterson, 305 Chestnut avenue, Jamaica Plain. Office hour, 
Thursday, 4.30 to 5.30 P.M. 

Robert C. Metcalf, 97 Mt. Pleasant avenue, Roxbury. Office hour, 
Saturday, 11 A.M. to 12 M. 

John Kneeland, 31 Winthrop street, Roxbury. Office hour, Wed- 
nesday, 4.30 P.M. 

George H. Conley, 96 Mt. Pleasant aveiuie, Roxbury. Office hour, 
Monday, 4.30 P.M. 

1 Vacancy by death of Stillman B. Allen. 



HOLIDAYS AND VACATIOXS. JGl 

Mits. Louisa P. lIorKiNS, 140 Beacon streist. Olllce lif)iii-, ^Vodncsday, 
4.30 P.M. 

Regular meetings of the P>oanl of Supervisors, on tiie Friday fol- 
lowing each regular meeting of tiie Scliool Committee, at 2.30 P.M. 
OlHee hour at School Committee Building, Mason street. 



DIVISIONS OF SCHOOLS. 

Normal School and Rice Training School. 

Latin School, Girls' Latin School, English, Girls', Roxbury, Dor- 
chester, Charlestovvn, West Roxbury, Brighton, and East Boston High 
Schools. 

First Division. — Adams, Chapman, Emerson, Lyman. 

Second Division. — Bunker Hill, Frothingham, Hai'vard, Prescott, 
Warren. 

Thikd Division. — Bowdoin, Eliot, Hancock, Phillips, Wells. 

Fourth Division. — Brimmer, Prince, Quiney, Winthrop. 

Fifth Division. — Dwight, Everett, Franklin, Hyde, Sherwin. 

Sixth Division. — Bigelovv, Gaston, John A. Andrew, Lawrence, Lin- 
coln, Norcross, Shurtleff, Thomas N. Hart. 

Seventh Division. — Comins, Dearborn, Dillaway, Dudley, George 
Putnam, Hugh O'Brien, Lewis, Lowell, Martin. 

Eighth Division. — Agassiz, Allston, Bennett, Charles Sumner, Hill- 
side, Mt. Vernon. 

Ninth Division. — Edward Everett, Gibson, Harris, Mather, Minot, 
Pierce, Stoughton, Tileston. 



HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS. 

Every Saturday ; the first Monday in September ; the half day before 
Thanksgiving day, and the remainder of the week; one week, begin- 
ning with Christmas day ; New Year's day ; the Twenty-second of Feb- 
ruary; Good Friday; Fast day; the week immediately preceding the 
second Monday in April ; Decoration day ; and to the Primary Schools 
from the last Tuesday in June, and to the Normal, High, and Grammar 
Schools from their respective graduating exei'cises, to the first Wednes- 
day in September. 

A full list of the schools and teachers will be found in the " Manual 
of the Public Schools of the City of Boston, 1891," copies of which may 
be obtained of the School Conniiittee. 



162 MUN^ICIPAL REGISTER. 



TRUANT-OFFICERS. 

George Murphy, Chief, 20 Atherton street, Roxbury. 

Charles E. Turner, 741 Saratoga street, East Boston. Adams, Chap- 
man, Emerson, and Lyman Districts. 

Charles S. Wooffindale, 257 Bunker Hill street. Bunker Hill, Frothing- 
liam, Harvard, Prescott, and Warren Districts. 

James P. Leeds, 67 Clifton street, Dorchester. Eliot and Hancock Dis- 
tricts. 

George M. Felch, 10 Myrtle street. Phillips, Bowdoin, Prince, and Wells 
Districts. 

Richard W. Walsh, 5 Woodville square, Roxbury. Quincy, Brimmer, 
and Winthrop Districts. 

A. M. Leavitt, 87 W. Cottage street. Dwight, Everett, Franklin, and 
Rice Districts. 

Warren A. Wright, 27 Arnold street. Lawrence and Norcross Districts. 

James Bragdon, 15 Atlantic street, South Boston. Gaston, Lincoln, and 
Thomas N. Hart Districts. 

Jeremiah M. Swett, 75 W. Cottage street, Roxbury. Hugh O'Brien, 
Edward Everett, and Mather Districts. 

William B. Shea, 318 Washington street, Dorchester. Gibson, Harris, 
Henry L. Pierce, Minot, Stoughton, and Tileston Districts. 

Frank Hasey, 23 Cliff street, Roxbury. Dearborn, Lewis, and George 
Putnam Districts. 

Henry M. Blackwell, 121 Brook avenue, Roxbury. Dudley, Dillaway, 
and Lowell Districts. 

Daniel J. Sweeney, 237 Webster street, East Boston. Comins, Martin, 
Hyde, and Sherwin Districts. 

Warren J. Stokes, corner Centre and Corey streets, West Roxbury. 
Agassiz, Bowditch, Charles Sumner, and Mt. Vernon Districts. 

Hannibal F. Ripley, 13 Harvard avenue, AUston. Bennett and Allston 
Districts. 

Amos Schaffer, 805 Washington street. John A. Andrew, Bigelow, and 
Shurtleff Districts. 

Salaries, .$1,200 each, except $1,800 for the Chief. 

Truant-office, 12 Beacon street. Office hour from 1 to 2 P.M. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TEACIIEKS, AND PUPILS. 1G3 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, AND PUPILS. 
January 31, 1891. 



General Schools. 



Normal. . . . 
Latin and High 
Grammar. . . 
Primary . . . 

Kindergartens 

Total . . 









d 




(U 


.a 

o 
o 

•s 

DQ 


-1 




11 


bo 01 

2^ 


a a 
«2 


O 


dEH 


^»W 


u< 


^<\ 


b< 


!zi 


^ 


<1 


< 


< 


(S 


1 


9 


188 


182 


6 


97. 


10 


116 


3,322 


3,155 


167 


95. 


55 


731 


31,675 


29,088 


2.587 


91.8 


466 


466 


24,035 


21,086 


2,949 


87.7 


31 


56 


1,699 


1,263 


436 


74.3 


563 


1,378 


60,919 


54,774 


6,145 


89. 



Iz; 



176 

3,274 

M,504 

24,462 

1,778 



60,994 











6 




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o 


u 




§ 


oj 


o g 


i 


Special Schools. 


o 
.a 

m 


.a 

•si 




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2.2 


S op 


•a 




6 


oH 


a;^m 


U< 


s^^ 


fe^ 


d 




^ 


^ 


< 


< 


<1 


S 


^ 


Horace Mann 


1 


10 


85 


74 


11 


87. 


100 


Spectacle Island 


1 


1 


15 


13 


2 


87. 


21 




1 


33 


2,132 

3,243 

628 


1,411 










16 


131 


1,812 








Evening Drawing 


5 


24 


534 














Total 


24 


199 


6,103 


3,844 

















164 MUNICIPAL EEGISTEK. 

COUNTY OFFICERS. 

(All debts and expenses of the County of Suffolk are borne by the City of Boston.) 
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

Clerk. — John Noble. Salary, $5,000 from the County and $1,500 from 

the Commonwealth. Elected by the people, in 1886, for five years. 
Assistant Clerk. —Clarence H. Cooper. Salary, $2,500. 

MASTERS IN CHANCERY. 

(Appointed by the Governor and Council, paid by the County.) 

Robert I. Burbank, Boston. 
John H. Sherbm-ne, Boston. 
Edward J. Jones, Boston. 
Edwin H. Darling, Boston. 
George P. Sanger, Jr., Boston, 
Charles E. Grinnell, Boston. 
David H. Coolidge, Boston. 
Henry W. Bragg, Boston. 
James C. Davis, Boston. 
Henry H. Smith, Hyde Park. 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. 

Clerk. — Joseph A. Willard, First Session, Court House, Court square. 

Salary, $6,500. Elected by the people, in 1886, for five years. 
First Assistant Clerk. — Edward A. Willard, Second Session, Court 

House, Court squai'e. Salary, $2,600. 
Second Assistant Cferfc. — Henry C. Meserve, Fourth Session, Court 

House, Court square. Salary, $2,500. 
Third Assistant Clerk. — Theodore M. Osborne, Fifth Session, 30 Pem- 

berton square. Salary, $2,500. 
Fourth Assistant Clerk. — Daniel W. Bullard, Third Session, 80 Pem- 

berton square. Salary, $2,500. 
Stenographers. — J. M. W. Yerrington, James P. Bacon, W. K. Arrais- 

tead, Walter Rogers. Appointed by the Court. Salary, $2,500 each. 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS. 

Clerk of Court.— John P. Manning. Salary, $6,000. Elected by the 
people, in 1886, for five years. Court House, Pemberton square. 
[Gen. Stat., Chap. 10, § 3; Stat. 1888, Chap. 257.] 



Term 


expires 


December, 


1891 


" 


i( 


January, 


1892 


" 


" 


May, 


1893 


" 


" 


June, 


1893 


" 


" 


June, 


1893 


" 


" 


July, 


1893 


t< 


" 


January, 


1S94 


" 


" 


February, 


189-t 


" 


" 


March, 


1894 


" 


" 


April, 


1895 



COUNTY OFFICERS. 1G5 



WSTKICT ATTORNEY. 
(Paid by the Commonwealth.) 
Dislrict AUornci/.—OVwerStiivms. Salary, $5,000. Elected by the 
l)eople, in 18.S9, for tliree years from tlie first Wednesday of January, 
1890. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 10, § 2.] 
First Assistant District Attorney. — Fred. E. Kurd. Salary, $2,800. 
Second Assistant. — Michael J. Sughrue. Salary, $2,.';00. Appointed 
by the District Attorney. 
Clerk to District Attorney. — 3 o\m II. Casey. Salary, $1,800. Ap- 
pointed by the District Attorney. 

[Office, Court House, Pemberton square.] 

SHERIFF. 

Sheriff and Jailer. — John B. O'Brien. Salary as sheriff, $3,000; as 
jailer, $1,000; and room and board at the jail. Elected by the peo- 
ple, in 1889, for three years. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 10, § 5.] 

Deputy Sheriffs [Pub. Stat., Chap. 25, §§ 2, 3] appointed by the 
Sheriff: — 

Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs. 

Thomas Fee, Fred H. Seavey, 

John B. Fitzpatrick, Frederick P. Knapp. 

Deputy Sheriffs for Court Dioty. 
Daniel Noonan, Henry F. Spach, 

James F. Goodwin, Daniel A. Cronin, 

Robert Herter, William W. Campbell, 

William G. Tyler, John R. Rea. 

John Leahy, 

COURT OF PROBA.TE AND INSOLVENCY. 
[Office, Court square.] 
Judge. — John W. McKim. Salary, $5,000. 
Register. — Elijah George. Salary, $3,000. 
Assistant Register. — John H. Paine. Salary, $2,000. 
Clerk. — James L. Crombie. Salary, $1,200. 

The Judge of Probate is appointed by the Governor. The Register 
Avas elected by the people, in 1888, for five years. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 
10, § 4.] 

They are paid by the Commonwealth. 

COMMISSOINERS OF INSOLVENCY. 

Cotnmissioners of Insolvency . — Frank P. Magee, Henry Austin, Alfred 
L. Baury. Elected by the people, in 1889, for three years. 



166 MUI^IOIPAL KEGISTEK. 

REGISTRY OF DEEDS. 

[Office, Court square.] 
Begister of Deeds. — Thomas F. Temple. Elected by the people, in 1888, 

for three years, [Pub. Stat., Chap. 10, § 9.] 
Assistant Begister. — Charles W. Kimball. Appointed by the Register. 

Pub. Stat., Chap. 24, § 9.] 

MEDICAL DISTRICTS. 

The city is divided into two districts by aline running from the Essex- 
st. bridge, through Brighton avenue, to Beacon street ; thence through 
Beacon street to Park street ; thence through Park, Treraont, Winter, and 
Summer streets, to the water. (See Proceedings of the Board of Alder- 
men, Sept. 5, 1881.) 
Medical Examiners. — Frank W. Draper, 304 Marlborough street; 

Francis A. Harris, 11 Park square. Salaries, $4,000 each. 
Associate Medical Examiner. — George Stedman, 8 Park square. 

Salary, $500. All appointed by the Governoi-. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 

23.] 

County Treasurer. — Alfred T. Turner. 

County Auditor. — James H. Dodge. 

County Commissioners. — The Mayor and Aldermen of Boston. 



MUNICIPAL COURTS IN 1891. 



MUNICIPAL COURT OF BOSTON. 



(Judicial District, Wards 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18. Court House, Pem- 
berton square. Jurisdiction within district, Acts of 1876, Chap. 240, and throughout 
the city, Acts of 1877, Chap. 187.) 

Chief Justice. — William E. Parmenter. Salary, $4,300. 

Associate Justices. — William J. Forsaith, John H. Hard}', Frederick 

D. Ely, John H. Burke. Salary, $4,000 each. [Stats, of 1887, Chap. 

163.] 
Special Justice. — George Z. Adams. 

Terms of the Court. 
For Civil Business. — Every Saturday at 9 A.M., for trial of civil 
causes not exceeding $1,000. 

Clerk. — John F. Brown. Salary, $3,000. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant. — Orsino G. Sleeper. Salary, $2,500. 
Second Assista^it. — Henry E. Bellew. Salary, $2,000. 
Third Assistant. — Oscar F. Timlin. Salary, $1,000. 



MUNICIPAL COURTS. H)7 

FOK Chiminal Businkss. — Every day in the week (Sundays and 
legal holidays exeepted), at 9 A.M., foi- the trial of criminal causes. 
Clerk. — Frederic C. Ingalls. Salary, $3,000. Appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 

Assistant Clerk. — Edward J. Lord. Salary, $2,000. 
Assistant Clerk. — \N\\\'vm\\ II. Libby. Salary, $1,800. 
Assistant Clerk. — William W. Davis. Salary, $1,000. 
Assistant Clerk. — Sidney P. Brown. Salary, $1,400. 
Assistant Clerk. — Edward H. Cutler. Salary, $1,400. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, ROXBURY DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Wards 19, 20, 21, and 22. Court House, Old Washington School- 
house, Eoxbury street.) 

Justice. — Solomon A. Bolster. Salary, $2,500. 

Special Justices. — George R. Wheelock and Walter S. Frost. 

Cle7'k. — Alfred Williams. Salary, $1,200. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistcmt. — Giles H. Rich. Salary, $1,000. 

The Court sits for transaction of criminal business every week-day, 
except legal holidays, commencing at 9 o'clock A.M. 

For the return and entry of civil actions, every Saturday, at 10 o'clock 
A.M. 

For the trial of civil actions, eveiy Tuesday, at 10 o'clock A.M. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Wards 13, 14, and l.o. Court House, Dorchester street, at the corner 
of West Fourth street.) 

Justice. — Robert I. Burbank. Salary, $2,500. 

Special Justices. — Joseph D. Fallon and Charles J. Noyes. 

Clerk. — Frank J. Tuttle. Salary, $1,400. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant. — Adrian B. Smith. Salary, $600. 

The Court sits for the transaction of criminal business every week- 
day, except legal holidays, commencing at 9 o'clock A.M. 

For the return and entry of civil actions, every Saturday, from 9 A.M. 
until 12 M. 

For the trial of civil actions, every Tuesday, at 11 o'clock A.M. 

EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

(Jurisdiction, Wards 1 and 2, Bo'^ton, and Town of Winthrop. Court House, at 
Public Library building. Meridian street.) 

Justice. — William H. H. Emmons. Salary, $1,800. 
Special Justices. — James L. W^alsh and Albert E. Clary. 
CTer/i;. — Willard S. Allen. Salary, $1,400. Appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 

The Court sits for the transaction of criminal business every week- 
day, except legal holidays, commencing at 9 o'clock A.M. 

For the return and entry of civil actions, every Saturday, at 9 o'clock 



168 MUI^ICIPAL REGISTER. 



MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 
(Jurisdiction, Ward 25. Court House, Old Town Hall.) 
Justice. — Henry Baldwin. Salary, $1,600. 
Special Justices. — James H. Rice and Chas. A. Barnard. 

The Court sits for tlie transaction of criminal business every week- 
day, except holidays, commencing at 9 A.M. 

For the return and entry of cicil actions, every Saturday, at 9 A.M. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Ward 23. Court House, Seaverns avenue, Jamaica Plain.) 
Justice. —J. M. F. Howard. Salary, $1,600. 
Special Justices. — George R. Fowler and Henry Austin. 
CZerA;. — Edward W. Brewer. Salary, $800. 

The Court sits for the transaction of criminal business, every week- 
day, except legal holidays, commencing at 9 o'clock A.M. 

For the return and entry of civil business, every Saturday, until 12 
o'clock, noon. 

Trials (civil cases), Mondays, at 2.30 P.M. 

Communications by mail to be directed " Court-room, Jamaica 
Plain." 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOVTN DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Wards 3, 4, 5. Court House, Old City Hall, City square.) 

Justice.— UetiYy W. Bragg. Salary, $2,200. 

Special Justices. — Joseph H. Cotton and Simon Davis. 

Clerk. — Daniel Williams. Salaiy, $1,300. Appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 

Assistant Clerk. — Joseph J. Little. 
The Court sits for the transaction of business each day, at 9 o'clock 

A.M. 
For civil business, every Thursday at 9 A.M. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Ward 24. Court House, Field's Corner.) 
Justice. — Joseph R. Chtirchill. Salary, $1,600. 
Special Justices. — George M. Reed, George A. Fisher. 
Clerk. — N. Thomas Merritt, Jr. Salary, $900. 

The Court sits for the transaction of crimitial business each day, a-u 
9 o'clock A.M. 
For civil business, on Saturday, at 9.30 A.M. 



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I'KOr.ATIOX OIKICKUS. 

[Stat. 1891, Chai). riiT).] 

Edward II. Savage, Clw'f rrobalioii Officer. Sahuy, $2,000 per 

annum. 

[Oflice, Old Court House, Court street.] 



COUNTY AND CITY COURTS. 

The Justices' Coui-t for the County of Suffolk (civil business) was 
established in 1822, simultaneously with the Police Court of the City of 
Boston. The duties of this court were discharged by the Justices of 
the Police Court. The jurisdiction of the Justices' Court was transferred 
to the Police Court for civil business, June 1, 1860. The names of the 
successive Justices and their terms of office are given below. In 18G6 
this court was succeeded by the Municipal Coiort of the City of Boston. 

JUSTICES OF THE POLICE COURT, AND OF THE JUSTICES' COURT FOR 
THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

Benjamin Whitman, 1822 to 1833, Senior Justice. 

William Simmons, 1822 to 1843. 

Henry Orne, 1822 to 1830. 

John Gray Rogers, 1831 to 1866. 

James Cushing Merrill, 1834 to 1852. 

Abel Cushing, 1843 to 1858. 

Thomas Russell, 1852 to 1858. 

Sebeus C. Maine, 1858 to 1866. 

George D. Wells, 1858 to 1864. 

Edwin Wright, 1864 to 1866. 

JUSTICES OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT. 

John W. Bacon, Chief Justice, 1866 to 1871. 

Mellen Chamberlain, 1836 to 1878. Chief Justice, 1871 to 1878. 

Francis W. Hurd, 1866 to 1870. 

Joseph M. Churchill, 1870 to 1886. 

William E. Parmenter, 1871. Chief Justice, 1883. 

J. Wilder May, Chief Justice, 1878 to 1883. 

William J. Forsaith, 1882. 

Matthew J. McCafferty, 1883 to 1885. 

John H. Hardy, 1885. 

Benjamin R. Curtis, 1886 to 1891. 

Frederick D. Ely, 1888. 

John H. Burke, 1891. 



170 



MUNICIPAL KEGISTEE. 



COURT-HOUSE COMMISSION. 
By Chap. 377, Acts of 1885, Solomon B. Stebbins, Thomas J. 
Whidden, and Godfrey Morse, commissioners previously appointed 
by the Mayor to make preliminary arrangements for the erection of a 
new Court House, were authorized to select and take land in behalf of 
the city for that purpose, subject to the approval of the Mayor, and to 
erect a suitable building thereon. Under this authority, 67,208 square 
feet of land have been taken on Pemberton square and Somerset street. 
By Chap. 122, Acts of 1886, authority was given this commission to 
take additional estates on Pemberton square and Somerset street, aggre- 
gating 17,854 square feet, for the purpose of accommodating the Reg- 
istry of Deeds and the Registry of Probate. George A. Clough is the 
architect of the new building. The Commissioners receive a salary of 
$2,000, each, per annum. 



ORATORS OF BOSTON. 



appointed by the public authorities. 



For the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. 



1771 James Lovell, A.M. 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church. 

1774 Hon. John Hancock. 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher, A.M. 

1777 Benjamin Hichborn. 



1778 Jonathan Williams Austin. 

1779 William Tudor. 

1780 Jonathan Mason, Jun, 

1781 Thomas Dawes, Jun. 

1782 George Richards Minot. 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh. 



For the Anniversary of National Independence, July 4, 1776. 



1783 Dr. John Warren. 

1784 Benjamin Hichborn. 

1785 John Gai'diner. 

1786 Jonathan L. Austin. 

1787 Thomas Dawes, Jun. 

1788 Harrison Gray Otis. 

1789 Samuel Stillman, D.D. 

1790 Edward Gray. 

1791 Thomas Crafts, Jun., A.M. 

1792 Joseph Blake, Jun. 



1793 John Quincy Adams. 

1794 John Phillips. 

1795 George Blake. 

1796 John Lathrop, Jun., A.M. 

1797 John Callender. 

1798 Josiah Quincy. 

1799 John Lowell, Jun. 

1800 Joseph Hall. 

1801 Charles Paine. 

1802 Rev. William Emerson. 



ORATORS OF BOSTOX. 



171 



ISOP) William Sullivan, A.M. 

1804 Dr. Thomas Daiiforlh. 

1805 Warren Dutton. 

1806 Francis Dana Clianning. 

1807 Peter Thaeher. 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, Jun. 

1809 William Tudor, Jun. 

1810 Alexander Townsend. 

1811 James Savage. 

1812 Benjamin Pollard. 

1813 Hon. Edward St. Loe Liver 
. more. 

1814 Benjamin Whitwell. 

1815 Lemuel Shaw. 

1816 George Sullivan. 

1817 Edward T. Channing. 

1818 Francis C. Gray. 

1819 Franklin Dexter. 

1820 Theodore Lyman, Jun. 

1821 Charles G. Loring. 

1822 John C. Gray. 

1823 Charles Pelham Curtis. 

1824 Francis Bassett. 

1825 Charles Sprague. 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor of the 

City. 

1827 William Powell Mason. 

1828 Bradford Sumner. 

1829 James T. Austin. 

1830 Hon. Alexander H. Everett. 

1831 Rev. Prof. John G. Palfrey. 

1832 Josiah Quincy, Jr. 

1833 Edward G. Prescott. 

1834 Richard S. Fay. 

1835 George S.Hillard. 

1836 Henry W. Kinsman. 

1837 Jonathan Chapman. 

1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow, 

1839 Ivers James Austin. 

1840 Thomas Power, 

1841 George Ticknor Curtis. 

1842 Hon. Horace Mann. 

1843 Charles Francis Adams. 

1844 Peles: W. Chandler. 



1845 Charles Sumner. 

1846 Fletch(3r Webster. 

1847 Hon. Thomas G. Gary. 

1848 Joel Giles. 

1849 William W. Groenough. 

1850 Edwin P. Wliipple. 

1851 Hon. Charles Theodore 

Russell. 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King. 

1853 Timothy Bigelow. 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone. 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner. 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker. 

1857 Rev. William Rounseville 

Alger. 

1858 John S. Holmes. 

1859 George Sumner. 

1860 Hon. Edward Everett. 

1861 Hon. Theophilus Parsons. 

1862 Hon. George Ticknor Curtis. 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

1864 Hon. Thomas Russell. 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning. 

1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop, D.D. 

1867 Rev. Geoi-ge H. Hep worth. 

1868 Samuel Eliot, LL.D. 

1869 Hon. Ellis W. Morton. 

1870 William Everett. 

1871 General Horace Binney 

Sargent. 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, Jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. Ware. 

1874 Hon. Richard Frothingham. 

1875 Rev. James Freeman 

Clarke. 

1876 Hon. Robert C. Winthrop. 

1877 Hon. William Wirt Warren. 

1878 Joseph Healy. 

1879 Henry Cabot Lodge. 

1880 Robert Dickson Smith. 

1881 Hon. George Washington 

Warren. 

1882 His Excellency John Davis 

Lonff. 



172 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



1883 H. Bernard Carpenter. 

1884 Harvej^ N. Sliepard. 

1885 Thomas J. Gargan. 

1886 Geo. Fred. Williams. 

1887 John E. Fitzo-erald. 



1888 William E. L. Dillaway. 

1889 Gen. John L. Swift. 

1890 Albert E. Pillsbmy. 

1891 Josiah Quincy. 



KoTB. — All the addresses delivered by the annual orators were published, except those 
of 1806, 1812, and 1852. The orations of 1792, 1798, 1804, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1816, 1821, 
1850, 1854, 1859, and 1876 went through a second edition each; those of 1863 and 1876 were 
published also in a more elegant form; those of 1842 and 1845 went through four editions, 
each; that of 1S57 through five. The orations from 1771 to 1788, and the large paper editions 
of the orations of 1863 and 1876 are in quarto, all others in octavo. 

The names given above are copied from the orations as officially published. The 
Massacre orations were reprinted in a volume in 1785, by Peter Edes, and again in 1807. 
For the orators from 1771 to 1851, inclusive, see " The Hundred Boston Orators," by James 
Spear Loring (Boston, 1852) ; and the appendix to the oration of 18S9, for the full names of 
the orators from 1783 to 1889, inclusive. 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 

FROM 1822 TO THE PRESENT TIME. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



John Phillips .... 
Josiah Quincy .... 
Harrison Gray Otis . 
Charles Wells .... 
Theodore Lyman, Jr. 
Samuel T. Armstrong 
Samuel A. Eliot . . . 
Jonathan Chapman • 
Martin Brimmer . . 
Thomas A. Davis . . 
Josiah Quincy, Jr. . 
John P. Bigelow . . 
Benjamin Seaver , . 
Jerome V. C. Smith . 
Alexander H. Rice . 



Boston Nov. 26, 

" Feb. 4, 

" Oct. 8, 

" Dec. 30, : 

" Feb. 19, : 

Dorchester .... Apr. 29, 

Boston Mar. 5, : 

" Jan. 23, 

Roxbury June 8, 

Brookline .... Dec. 11, 

Boston Jan. 17, 

Groton Aug. 25, 

Roxbury Apr. 12, 

Conway, N.H. . . July 20, 
Newton Aug. 30, 





Died. 


Term of 
Service. 


1770 


May 


29, 1823 


1822 . . 


1 


1772 


July 


1, 1864 


1823-28 


6 


1765 


Oct. 


28, 1848 


1829-31 


3 


1786 


June 


3, 1866 


1832-33 


2 


1792 


July 


17, 1849 


1834-35 


2 


1784 


March 26, 1850 


1836 . 


1 


1798 


Jan. 


29, 1862 


1837-39 


3 


1807 


May 


25, 1848 


1840-42 


3 


1793 


April 


25, 1847 


1843-44 


2 


1798 


Nov. 


22, 1845 


1845 . 


1 


1802 


Nov. 


2, 1882 


1846-48 


3 


1797 


July 


4, 1872 


1849-51 


3 


1795 


Feb. 


14, 1856 


1852-53 


2 


1800 


Aug. 


20, 1879 


1854-55 


2 


1818 






1856-57 


2 



MAYOK8. 



173 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. — Concluded. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Frederic AY. Lincoln, Jr, 
Joseph M . Wightinan . 
Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr 

Otis Norcross 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff 
"William Gaston .... 
Henry L. Pierce .... 
Samuel C. Cobb .... 
Frederick O. Prince . . 
Henry L. Pierce .... 
Frederick O. Prince . . 
Samuel A. Green . . . 
Albert Palmer .... 
Augustus P. Martin . . 

Hugh O'Brien 

Thomas N. Hart . . . 
Nathan Matthews, Jr. . 



Boston Feb. 27, 1817 

" Oct. 19, 1812 

" Feb. 27,1817 

" Nov. 2, 1811 

" June 29, 1810 

Killingly, Conn. . Oct. 3, 1820 
Stoughton,Ma8s. . Aug. 23, 1825 

Taunton May 22, 1826 

Boston Jan. 18,1818 

Stoughton, Mass. . Aug. 23, 1825 

Boston Jan. 18, 1818 

Groton Mar. 16, 1830 

Candia, N.H. . . . Jan. 17, 1831 
Abbot, Maine . . Nov. 23, 1835 

Ireland July 13, 1827 

North Reading . . Jan. 20, 1829 
Boston Mar. 28, 1854 



Died, 



Jan. 25, 1885 



Sept. 5, 1882 
Oct. 17, 1874 



May 21, 1887 



Term of 
Service. 



1858-60 . 3 
1861-62 , 2 
1863-66 . 4 
1867 . . 1 
1868-70 . 3 
1871-72 . 2 
1873 . . 1 
1874-76 . 3 

1877 . . 1 

1878 . .1 
1879-81 . 3 

1882 . . 1 

1883 . . 1 

1884 . .1 
1885-88 . 4 
1889-90 . 2 
1891 . . . 



The election of Mayor for 1845 was more warmly contested than in 
any former year. Tliere were not less tlian eight several ballotings by 
the citizens. At the eighth trial, on the twenty-first of February, 
Thomas A. Davis was elected. 

In the meantime, from January to February 27, 1845, William Parker, 
one of the Aldermen, having been elected Chairman of the Board of 
Aldermen, performed the duties of Mayor. 

On the sixth of October Thomas A. Davis, being in declining health, 
resigned the office of Mayor, which resignation, however, was not 
accejoted by the City Council ; and on the twenty-second of November 
he died, being the only JNIayor who has died in office since the organi- 
zation of the city government in 1822. 

On the eleventh of December Josiah Quincy, Jr., was elected jNIayor 
by the City Council, for the unexpired term of 1845. Benson Leavitt, 
one of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Chairman of the Board in the 
interval between the death of Mr. Davis and the election of Mr. Quincy. 

In 1851 Benjamin Seaver, having already been elected an Alderman 



174: 



MUNICIPAL EEGISTER. 



of the city for 1852, was afterwards chosen Mayor for said year. At 
the commencement of the ensuing municipal year, 1852, he resigned as 
an Alderman, and accepted the office of Mayor. 

The election of Mayor for 1854 was continued thi'ough three ballot- 
ings, from December 12, 1853, to January 9, 1854. In the meantime 
the duties of Mayor were performed by Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman 
of the Board of Aldermen. 

At the municipal election in 1872 William Gaston was certified, by 
the returns of the officers of the several wards, to have been elected 
Mayor of the city for the next municipal term. But, upon chai'ges of 
alleged fraudulent practices in one of the wards of the city, a recount 
of all the ballots cast at said election was demanded and made ; and it 
appearing therefrom that Heniy L. Pierce had seventy-nine plurality, 
he was declared duly elected Mayor for the year 1878. 

In 1873 Henry L. Pierce, Mayor of the city, was elected a member of 
the Forty-third Congress from the Third Massachusetts District, in place 
of William Whiting, deceased. Mr. Piei'ce resigned his office as Mayor 
on November 29, and occupied his seat in Congress on December 1, 
1873. 

The duties of the Mayor for the remainder of the municipal year 
were performed by Leonard R. Cutter, Chairman of the Board of 
Aldermen, who signed all official papers as " Acting Mayor." 



ALDERMEN. 



CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD IN ORDER OF SERVICE, WITH PLACES AND 
DATES OF BIRTH. 



Place and Date of Birth. 




Term of 
Service. 



*'William Washburn . . • 

*Pelham Bonney 

*Jo8eph Milner Wightman 

*Sila8 Peirce 

*Otis Clapp 

*Silas Peirce 

*Thomas Phillips Rich . . 
*Thomas Coffin Amory, Jr 



Lyme, N.H., Oct. 7, 1808 . . 
Pembroke, Mass., Feb. 21,1802 
Boston, October 19, 1812 . . . 

Scituate, Feb. 15, 1793 

Westhampton, Mass., Mch. 3, 1806 

(See above) 

Lynn, Mch. 31, 1803 

Boston, Aug. 16, 1812 



Oct. 30, 1890. 
Apr. 29, 1861. 
Jan. 25, 1885. 
Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886. 



1855 
1856-r 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 

Dec. 11, 1875.1 1862 
Oct. 20, 1889. 1863 



aldekme:n'. 



175 



CIIAIKMEX OF THE 150AUD OV ALDEUMEX. — Concluded. 



Name. 



*0ti8 Norcross 

*Gcorge Washington Messinger . 

♦Charles Wesley Slack 

*George Washington Messinger . 

Benjamin James 

Newton Talbot 

*Charles Edward Jenkins .... 

Samuel Little 

Leonard Richardson Cutter . . 

*John Taylor Clark 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins .... 

Hugh O'Brien 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins .... 

Hugh O'Brien 

Charles Varney WTiitten .... 

Charles Hastings Allen 

Patrick John Donovan . . . • . 

Charles Hastings Allen 

Homer Rogers 

William Power Wilson .... 
Herbert Schaw Carruth .... 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Boston, November 2, 1811 . . , , 

Boston, Feb. 5, 1813 

Boston, Feb. 21, 1825 

(See above) 

Scituate, August 22, 1814 . . . . 
Stoughton, March 10, 1815 . . . . 

Scituate, July 29, 1817 

Hingham, August 15,1827 . . . . 
Jaffrey, N.H., July 1, 1825 . . . 
Sanbornton, N.H., Sept. 19, 1825. 
Warren, January 18, 1830 . . . . 

Ireland, July 13, 1827 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Vassalboro, Me., May 10, 1829 . 

Boston, June 14, 1828 

Charlestown, April 9, 1848 . . . 

(See above) 

Sudbury, October 11, 1840 . . . 
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 15, 1852 . . 
Dorchester, Feb. 15, 1855 .... 



Sept. 5, 1882 
Apr. 27, 1870. 
Apr. 11, 1885 



Aug. 1, 1882. 



Oct. 29, 1880. 



Term of 

Survice. 



1804 

1865-6 

1867 

1868 

1869 

1870 

1871 

1872 

1873 

1874-77 

1878 

1879-81 

1882 

1883 

1884-85 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 



The Mayor was ex officio Chairman of the Board of Aldermen until 1855. 
♦Deceased. 



Nathaniel P. Russell, Daniel Baxter, Joseph H. Dorr, reelected ; and 
Thomas C. Wales and Redford Webster, elected 1825, declined. 

George Blake, reelected for 1826, declined. 

In 1828 Robert Fennelly died while in office. 

John Stevens, elected for 1832, died prior to the organization. 

James Savage, elected for 1834, declined. 

In 1845 William Parker resigned. 

In 1848 George E. Head resigned, and was chosen one of the Princi- 
•pal Assessors. 



176 MUNICIPAL EEGISTEE. 

In 1853 Lyman Perry, who had been elected, died before his qualifi- 
cation. 

In 1855 John M. Clark resigned, and was appointed Sheriff of Suffolk 
County. 

In 1856 Levi B. Meriani died while in office. 

In 1858 Rufus B. Bradford resigned, and was afterwards appointed 
Measurer of Grain. 

In 1859 Timothy A. Sumner I'esigned, on account of illness, and soon 
afterwards died. 

In 1878 Samuel C. Perkins died while in office. 

In 1879 Benjamin Pope died while in office. 

In 1880 George E. Bell died while in office. 

In 1885 Edwin F. Leighton died while in office. 

]n 1888 William P. Carroll died while in office. 

At the municipal election, in 1852, nine Aldermen had a majority of 
ballots ; but, in accordance with the statute, the eight who had the 
highest number of votes were declared elected. 

The municipal government for 1855 was the first one that was organ- 
ized under the new or revised City Charter, which provided for the 
annual election of hvelve Aldermen. 

At the municipal election, Dec. 14, 1880, the returns of the precinct 
officers showed William Frost to be elected Alderman by a plurality of 
fifteen votes over James J. Flynn, and a very slight difference in the 
number of ballots cast for other candidates who failed of election. A 
recount of the ballots cast for Mayor and Aldermen was thereupon 
demanded in legal form. A committee of the Board of 1880, having 
made the recount, reported, December 27, that Mr. Flynn was elected, 
having received a plurality of votes over Mr. Frost; and Mr. Flynn 
took the seat at the organization of the Board of 1881. Mr. Frost gave 
notice of his intention to contest the seat of Mr. Flynn, and also of Mr. 
Haldeman, who had received the next greatest number of votes. A 
committee of the Board of 1881 was appointed to consider the matter, 
and reported, March 14, 1881 (City Document No. 38 of 1881), the 
majority declaring Mr. Frost entitled to the seat held by Mr. Flynn, 
with two minority reports. The majority report was accepted March 
21, and Mr. Frost took the seat. One peculiar incident in this case 
was the reception of a numerously signed petition asking the Board to 
examine and recount the ballots for Messrs. Woolley, Haldeman, and 
Flynn, sitting members, and Messrs. William Frost, John Thompson, 
and George S. Dexter, standing next highest on the precinct returns ; 
another was the fact that many ballots were either mislaid or stolen, in 
Precinct 3 of Ward 13, on election day. 



ALDEKMEN. 177 

At the municipal election Dec. 13, 1881, tlm icliinis of the precinct 
officers showed William Frost to be elected Aldcriniui \>y a plurality ot 
154 votes over Charles V. Whitten. On petition, in due legal form, a 
committco of the Board of 1881 made a I'ccount of the ballots cast for 
JMayor and Aldermen, and rcportinl that Mr. Whitton was elected over 
Mr. Frost, and Mr. Whitten took the seat. Mr. Frost contested the 
seat of Mr. Whitten, and called for a reexamination of the ballots cast. 
Such examination was made by a new committee, which reported, 
January 17, that William Frost had 19,861, and Charles V. Wiiittenhad 
19,825. On January 19, 1882, the seat was awarded to Mr. Frost. 

For reports of contested seats in the Board of Aldermen, see City 
Document No. 7 for 1861, and City Document No. 16 for 1862. 

At the municipal election Dec. 12, 1882, the returns of the precinct 
officers showed Edwin F. Leighton to be elected Alderman by a plurality 
of 102 votes over Joseph Caldwell. On petition in due legal form a 
committee of the Board of 1882 recounted the ballots cast for these two 
candidates, and reported, Dec. 26, that Joseph Caldwell appeared to be 
chosen by a plurality of 14, and that in addition there were found 3 ballots 

for " Caldwell," 1 for "E. F. Leighton," 18 for "F. Leighton," 

and 11 for " Leighton; " also that, "with the exception of the 

name ' E. F. Leighton,' which was written, the abbreviated names 
above recited were plainly legible beyond the edges of ' stickers,' or 
- ' pasters,' which covered and concealed the Christian names of Messrs. 
Caldwell and Leighton, those stickers having been pasted upon an ad- 
joining name, but being of such length as to partly cover the names in 
question." The committee further reported that there was plainly no 
intent to cancel the names over which the stickers extended. Mr, 
Caldwell, who was a member of the Board of 1882, thereupon stated 
his intention of not appearing to claim a seat in the Board of 1883, and 
introduced an order, which was passed, declaring that, in the opinion 
of the Board, the abbreviated ballots should be credited to Mr. Leighton. 
The Board of 1883, on petition of Mr. Leighton, awarded him the seat 
at the first meeting, Jan. 1. 



178 



MUIflCIPAL EEGISTEK. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



PRESIDEl^TS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL IN ORDER OF SERVICE, WITH 
PLACES AND DATES OF BIRTH. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Term of 
Service. 



*William Prescott 

*John Welles . 

*Francis Johonnot Oliver . . . 
*John Richardson Adan .... 

*Kliphalet Williams 

*Benjannn Toppau Pickman . 
*John Prescott Bigelow .... 

*Josiah Quincy, Jr 

*Philip Marett 

*Edward Blake 

*Peleg WTiitman Chandler . . 

*George Stillman Hillard . . . 

*Benjamin Seaver 

*Francis Brinley 

Henry Joseph Gardner .... 

Alexander Hamilton Rice . . 

Joseph Story 

Oliver Stevens 

*Samuel Wallace Waldron, Jr. 
*Josiah Putnam Bradlee . . . . 
*Joseph Hildreth Bradley . . . 

Joshua Dorsey Ball 

George Silsbee Hale 

William Bentley Fowle, Jr. . 

Joseph Story 

Weston Lewis 

Charles Hastings Allen . . . 

William Giles Harris 

Melville Ezra Ingalls 

Matthias Rich 

Marquis Fayette Dickinson, Jr. 

Edward Olcott Shepard . . . 

Halsey Joseph Boardman . . 

.John Quincy Adams Brackett 
*Benjamin Pope 

William Henry Whitmore . . 

Harvey Newton Shepard . . . 

Andrew Jackson Bailey . . . 

Charles Edward Pratt .... 
*Jame8 Joseph Flynn 

Godfrey Morse 



John Henry Lee . . . 
Edward John Jenkins 
David Franklin Barry 

Horace Gwynne Allen 
David Franklin Barry 



Pepperrell, Aug. 19, 1762 .... 

Boston, Oct. 14, 1764 

BOiiton, Oct. 10, 1777 

Boston, 1793 . . . . 

Taunton, Mass., Mch. 7, 1778 . . 

Salem, Sept. 17, 1790 

Groton, Aug. 25, 1797 

Boston, Jan. 17, 1802 

Boston, Sept. 25, 1792 

Boston, Sept. 28, 1805 

New Gloucester, Me., Apr. 12, 

1816 

Machias, Me.,Sept.22, 1808. . . 
Roxbury, April 12, 1795 . . . . 

Boston, Nov. 10, 1800 

Dorchester, Juue 14, 1818 . . . 

Newton, Aug. 30, 1818 

Marblehead, Nov. 11, 1822 . . . 
Andover, Mass., June 22, 1825 . . 



Dec. 8, 1844. 
Sept. 26, 1855. 
Aug. 21,1858. 
July 4, 1849. 
June 12, 1855, 
Mch. 22, 1835. 
July 4, 1872. 
Nov. 2, 1882. 
Mch. 22, 1869. 



May, 28, 1889. 
Jan. 21,1879. 
Feb. 14,1856. 
June 14, 1889, 



Boston, June 10, 1817 

Haverhill, March 5, 1822 .... 
Baltimore, Md., July 11, 1828 . . 
Keene, N.H., Sept. 24, 1825 . . . 

Boston, July 27, 1826 

Marblehead, Nov. 11, 1822 . . . 
Hingham, April 14, 1834 . . . . 

Boston, Juue 14, 1828 

Revere, May 15, 1828 

Harrison, Me., Sept. 6, 1842 . . . 

Truro, June 8, 1820 

Amherst, Jan. 16, 1840 

Hampton. N.H., Nov. 25, 1835 . 
Norwich, Vt., May 19, 1834 . . . 
Bradford, N.H., June 8, 1842 . . 
Waterford, Ii eland, Jan. 13,1829, 
Dorchester, Sept. 6, 1836 . . . . 

Boston, 1850 

Oharlestown, July 18,1840 . . . 
Vassalboro, Me., March 13,1845 . 

St. John, N.B., 1835 

Wachenheim, Germany, May 17, 

1846 

Boston, April 26, 1846 

London, England, Dec. 20, 1854 . 
Sturgis place, a part of old Fort 

Hill, Boston, Feb. 28, 1852 . . 
Jamaica Plain, July 27, 1855 . . 
(See above) 



Feb. 2, 1887. 
Oct. 5, 1882. 



Sept. 24, 1879, 



Mch. 26, 1884, 



1822 

1823 

1824-25 

1826-28 

1829 

1830-31 

1832 

1834-36 

1837^0 

1841^3 

1844-45 

1846-471 

18472-49 

1850-51 

1852-53 

1854 

1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859-60 

1861 

1862 

1863-64 

1865 

1866 

1867 

1868 

1869 

1870 

1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

18813 

1881'<-82 

18835 

18830 
1884 
1885-86 

1887-88 
1889-90 
1891 



1 To July 1. 
2 From July 1. 



3 To Oct. 27. 
* From Oct. 27. 
*Deceased. 



5 To June 11. 
8 From June 14. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 170 

William Bowes Bradford, Ward 3, elected 1822, did not qiiMlity liim- 
self, declining to be sworn, there being then no provision for ;tninii;itioM, 
except for (Quakers. 

Lucius Manlius Sargent, Ward 5, elected for 1827, declined. 

Henry D. Gray and Isaac Harris, Ward 1, Eleazer Howard, Ward 2, 
and Joseph II. Thayer, Ward 9, elected for 1828; also. Holmes 
Hinkley, Ward 11, for 1845, declined prior to the organization. 

Samuel Thaxter, Ward 6, elected for 1830, declined. 

William Foster, Ward 6, elected for 1831, declined. 

John Boles, Ward 3, reelected for 1838, declined. 

The Junior of George Morey omitted 1829. 

Asa Adams, Ward 3, took the intermediate name of Perry, 1830. 

Henry Andrews, Ward 2, elected in 1833, afterwards took the inter- 
mediate letter R. 

The Junior of Joshua Seaver, Ward 6, omitted 1833. 

The Junior of Henry Fowle, Ward 2, omitted 1837. 

The Junior of Francis Brinley, Ward 10, omitted 1838. 

The Junior of Ezra Lincoln omitted 1851. 

The Junior of William B. Fowle omitted 1865. 

Ezra Forristall, Ward 6, resigned in May, 1853, and was elected 
Superintendent of Health. 

DanielJ. Coburn, Ward 5, resigned in April, 1856, and was thereafter 
appointed Chief of Police. 

Edward F. Robinson, Ward 11, resigned in May, 1861, and was elected 
a Principal Assessor. 

Charles J. McCarthy, Ward 7, I'esigned in March, 1862, and was 
appointed Paymaster of Relief Funds to families of soldiers in the 
United States service from Boston. 

Daniel Dowd, a member from Ward 13, died in office, September, 
1872. 

Thomas H. Doherty, of Ward 2, died in office, August, 1873. 

Hillman B. Barnes, of Ward 11, died in office, September, 1874. 

Edward J. Long, of Ward 8, died in office, November, 1875. 

Stephen G. Jones, of Ward 4, resigned in March, 1876. 

Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, of Ward 13, died in office, March, 1876. 

Joseph Healy, of Ward 10, died in office, April 18, 1880. 

George T. Perkins, of Ward 17, died in office, December 7, 1880. 

Daniel J. Sweeney, Porter street, Ward 2, East Boston, and reelected 
to the Common Council of 1881, died in office, December 19, 1880. 

Eugene B. Hagar, of Ward 10, resigned June 16, 1881, and was 
appointed Assistant City Solicitor. 

Andrew J. Bailey, of Wai'd 4, resigned October . 27, 1881, and was 
chosen City Solicitor. 



180 MUXTCIPAL REGISTER. 

Nahum M. Morrison, of Ward 23, resigned Marcli 16, 1882, and 
was appointed Assistant Inspector of Buildings. 

Abraham T. Rogers, of Ward 22, resigned July 13, 1882, and was 
appointed Assistant Inspector of Buildings. 

AVilliam L. Harding, of Ward 3, died in office, March 4, 1882. 

James J. Flynn, of Ward 13, resigned in June, 1883, and was chosen 
Superintenclent of Streets. 

Cornelius F. Doherty, of W^ard 2, resigned in July, 1883, and was 
appointed in the Service Division of the Water Department. 

Michael J. Houghton, of Ward 6, resigned in July, 1883, and was 
appointed Assistant Superintendent in the Inspection and Waste Divis- 
ion of the Water Department. 

Eugene D. Sullivan, of Ward 12, resigned in September, 1883, and 
was appointed Clerk in the City Collector's Department. 

George E. Bacon, of Ward 4, resigned Mai'ch 6, 1881. 

Francis P. Maguire, of Ward 8, resigned February 20, 1884. 

William J. Kilduff, of Ward 19, died in office, December 7, 1884. 

William M. Osborne, of Ward 21, resigned August 27, 1885, and was 
appointed a member of the Board of Police. 

Neil J. Gillespie, of Ward 7, died in office, November 28, 1888. 

Charles J. Brooks, of Ward 10, died in office, January 21, 1889. 

Thomas F. Nunan, of Ward 15, died in office, August 13, 1889. 

Francis W. Sprague, 2d, of Ward 10, resigned October 10, 1889. 

There have been the following successfully contested elections : — ■ 

The first, February 22, 1830, vacated the seat of a member from 
Ward G, on the ground that " closing the poll before the hour at which 
the voters were notified it would be closed was a violation of the rights 
of the voters." 

The second, May 7, 1835, vacated the seats of the members of Ward 
3, who were returned as having been elected at an ailjourned meeting, 
December 11, 1834, on the ground of irregular proceeding, to render 
the whole number of votes (;ertain by taking the highest number of votes 
for candidates on each opposing ticket, adjournment of the meeting by 
the sole authority of the Warden, and other irregularities, at the 
annual election, December 8. 

The third ease, March 7, 1839, vacated the seats of three members of 
Ward 12, on the ground that a number of illegal voters, sufficient to 
affect the choice, voted at the polls. 

The fourth, February 9, 1843, vacated the seats of three members 
from AVard 1, returned as elected at the adjourned meeting, December 
14, on the ground that four votes for non-resident candidates (after 
having been first thrown out by the ward officers) ' were counted at the 

1 This fact was admitted, though not stated in the report of the Committee. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 181 

aniinnl (O(!ution, D(H'enibiir 12, tlicnjljy prcventinj^ llio clioic*^ of two 
other caiuliilatcs, wlio, by (ixcliuliii^ the said four votes, were; l)y tli(i 
deeislon of the Couneil deelared eleetiul, leavnig one vaeaney. 

Tlie fifth, Februaiy 27, 1851, vacated the seats of two members from 
Ward 3 on tlie ground that they were chosen at an adjourned meeting 
which was illegally held. At the subsequent trial the same members 
were again returned to the Common Council. 

The sixth, January 20, 1853, vacated the seats of three members of 
Ward 3, on the ground that they were chosen at an adjourned meeting 
which was illegally held. 

The seventh, Februaiy 3, 1853, in accordance with the Report of the 
Committee on Elections, vacated the seats of three members from Ward 
11, on the ground that the Mayor and Aldermen had no right to issue 
warrants for election of members of the Common Council, after the 
annual election and before the organization of the government-elect. 
But inasmuch as the elections in question were conducted bona fide and 
no other informality was apparent, and as this custom of supplementary 
elections had been in vogue for twenty years, the members thus elected 
were by the vote of the Common Council declared entitled to their 
seats. 

The eighth, March 19, 18G3, in accordance witla the Report of the 
Committee on Elections, vacated the seat of a member from Ward 3, on 
the ground that at the time of his election he was not an inhabitant of 
that ward. Befoi'e a decision was reached on this point, the member in 
question resigned. 

The ninth, April 9, 1863, vacated the seats of the entire delegation 
from Ward 10, on the ground that move votes were returned than there 
were persons who voted in that ward at the municipal election, — 
occasioned by mistake, probabl}', in the counting of the ballots, — the 
variation being so great as to affect the election of tiie whole delegation. 
At the subsequent trial the same members were again returned to the 
Common Council. 

Tlie tenth, January 21, 1867, vacated the seat of a member from 
Ward 3, who was chosen at an adjourned meeting (held on account of 
a tie-vote at the regular meeting, Dec. 10, 1866), on the ground that 
the polls at said adjourned meeting were not kept open the same num- 
ber of hours as were required by the original warrant. At a subse- 
quent election the same member was returned to the Common Coun- 
cil. (See City Doc. No. 12 for 1867.) 

The eleventh, January 16, 1868, vacated the seat of a member 
returned from Ward 10, because, by the count of the original ballots 
cast in said ward, it appeared that another person was chosen. 



182 MUNICIPAL llEGISTER. 

The twelfth, January 6, 1870, vacated the seat of a member re- 
tm-ned from Ward 13, for the same reason as recited above. 

The thirteenth, January 5, 1871, vacated the seat of a member re- 
turned from Ward 15, for the same reason. 

The fourteenth, Januaiy 18, 1872, vacated the seat of a member re- 
turned from Ward 7, for the same reason. 

The fifteenth occurred as follows : — 

At the annual municipal election in 1871 Frederick S. Risteen was 
declared elected as a member from Ward 10. This election was con- 
tested b}' J. Q. A. Brackett, and a recount of the original ballots 
showed that said Brackett was elected by a plurality of one ballot over 
F. S. Risteen, and said Brackett was accordingly declared by the Com- 
mon Council of 1872 to be entitled to the seat. Subsequently Mr. Ris- 
teen contested this decision, on the ground that his name was erased 
from a number of ballots by some one of the ward oflScers after said 
ballots were deposited by the voters. After a protracted inquiry the 
Common Council sustained this view of the case, and Mr. Risteen was 
a'2:ain returned to his former seat, and was again duly qualified, on 
February 1, 1872. (See City Doc. No. 18 for 1872.) 

The sixteenth, January 4, 1874, vacated the seat of a member re- 
turned from Ward 13, because, by the count of the original ballots 
cast in said ward, it appeared that another person was chosen. 

The seventeenth, January 14, 1875, vacated the seat of a member 
returned from Ward 1, because, by the count of the original ballots 
cast in said ward, it appeared that another person was elected. 

The eighteenth. January 4, 1877, vacated the seat of a member from 
Ward 20, because, by the count of the original ballots cast in said 
ward, it appeared that another person was elected. 

The nineteenth, January 10, 1878, vacated the seat of a member from 
Ward 20, because, by the count of the original ballots cast in that 
ward, it appeared that another person was chosen. 

The twentieth, Dec. 27, 1880 (see records of Board of Aldermen of 
said date) , vacated the seats of one member from each of the follow- 
ing-named wards, viz., 3, 13, 16, and 19, because, from an examination 
of the original ballots cast in said wards, it appeared that other per- 
sons wei'e chosen. From an examination made at the same time of the 
original ballots cast in Ward 5 it appeared that, instead of there being 
a tie-vote for a third member from said ward, three members were 
duly chosen. Peculiar features of the case in AVard 13 are, that some 
of the ballots undoubtedly deposited by the voters of Precinct 3 of this 
Avard were either mislaid or stolen at the polling place and that the 
Committee of the Boai-d of Aldermen of 1880, who examined the bal- 



COMMON COUNCIL. 183 

lots foi' Common Council in that ward, erroneously reported that tlie 
sitting member had boon duly elcfted. (See (Jity l)oo. .'J4 of 1881.) 

In 1887 one seat in the representation of Ward 4 and one in that of 
Ward 15 were vacated and the contestants declared elected, the Coun- 
cil exercising its discretion as to the intent of the voter in certain cases 
of technical irregularity. (See City Docs. Nos. G, 11, of 1887.) 

In 1889 one seat in the representation of Ward 3 and one in that of 
Ward 12 were vacated and the contestants declared elected, the intent 
of the voter in cases of technical irregularity being considered. 

See " Repoi'ts of Controverted Elections in the Common Council of 
the City of Boston, from 1827 to 1889." Boston: 1889, pp. xvii. and 
277. 



184 



MTIN^ICIPAL RE&ISTER. 



AEEA OF BOSTON. 

[From the Surveying Department.] 

Acres. 

City Proper 1,829 

South Boston 1,002 

East Boston 836 

Koxbury . 2,700 

Dorchester 5,614 

WestRoxbury .......... 8,078 

Brighton 2,277 

Charlestown ' . 586 

Breed's Island 785 

Total Aci-es 23,707 

Square- Miles 37.04 



PRINCIPAL ISLANDS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS. 

(Not included in the above.)' 



jSTame. 


Area. 


Ownei-ship'. 


Remarks. 


Governor's Island . . 


72 aci-es. 


United States. 


Fort Winthrop. 


Castle Island 


21.6 " 


" " 


Fort Independence. 


Ijono- Island Head . . 


33- " 


u u 


Lt.-house and Batteries. 


Ijovell's Island .... 


71.1 " 


a f( 


Gov't Buoy Station. 


George's Island . . . 


39.7 " 


« (I 


Fort WaiTcn. 


Kainsford Island . . . 


17.4 " 


City of Boston. 


Almshouse. 


Gallop's Island .... 


25.1 " 


" " 


Quarantine Station. 


Long Island 


182.5 " 


(( (( 


Almshouse. 


Deer Island 


182.3 " 


<( (( 


House of Industry and 
Reformation. 


Apple Island 


8.9 "- 


It « 




Spectacle Island . . . 


61.4 « 


N. Ward & Co. 




Thompson's Island . . 


146.5 " 


Boston Asylum and 
Farm School for 
Indigent Boys. 


Farm School. 


Little Brewster . . . 


3.6 « 


United States. 


Boston Light-house. 


Great Brewster . . . 


23.1 " 


City of Boston. 


Leased to Benj. Dean. 


Middle Brewster . . . 


12 2 " 


Augustus Russ. 




Outer Brewster . . . 


17.5 " 


Benjamin Dean. 




Calf Island 

Little Calf Island . . . 


17.1 « 
1.1 " 


} J. S. Weeks. 




Green Island 


1.8 " 


Janies Young. 





DEBT — EXPENDITURES. 



18;j 



CITY AND COUNTY DEBT (FUNDKD), APRIL 30, 1891. 

[From the Auditing Department.] 





Gross Debt. 


Sinking Kundt). 


Net Debt. 


City Debt . . . 

Cochituate Water ( 
Debt . . . . S 

INIystic Water Debt, 

County Debt . . 


$35,674,206 08 

16,267,773 98 

688,000 00 
3,229,000 00 


$17,386,935 45 

5,979,297 80 

680,929 44 
92,832 48 


$18,287,270 63 

10,288,476 18 

7,070 56 
3,136,107 .52 




$55,858,980 06 


$24,139,995 17 


$31,718,984 89 



ACTUAL EXPENDITURES. 



Actual expenditures of the City of Boston and County of Suffolk, exclusive 
of debt and temporary loans redeemed: — 



Tear. 


Interest on 

Debt and 

Temporary 

Loans. 


State Tax. 


Other. City 
Expenditur's. 


Total actual 

Expenditures, 

on account 

of City. 


County. 


1874-75 


$2,671,496 12 


$802,120 00 


$11,542,694 17 


$15,016,310 29 


$372,321 99 


1875-76 


2,607,933 20 


802,120 00 


11,704,336 52 


15,114,389 72 


361,510 29 


1876-77 


2,572,057 28 


742,932 00 


10,805,276 07 


14,120,265 35 


345,976 34 


1877-78 


2,461,600 59 


619,110 00 


10,434,694 47 


13,515,405 06 


328,646 92 


1878-79 ..... 


2,352,160 26 


412,740 00 


9,413,015 15 


12,177,915 41 


327,833 50 


1879-80 


2,377,050 59 


206,370 00 


9,320,836 79 


11,904,257 38 


296,140 82 


1880-81 


2,220,171 43 


619,110 00 


10,252,967 39 


13,092,248 82 


305,871 6S 


1881-82 ..... 


2,188,564 72 


619,110 00 


10,422,476 44 


13,230,151 16 


338,261 12 


1882-83 


2,184,580 49 


825,480 00 


11,879,562 33 


14,889,622 82 


362,908 06 


1833-84 


2,227,045 73 


578,055 00 


12,852,436 08 


15,657,536 81 


368,352 40 


1884-85 


2,238,518 17 


770,740 00 


12,456,798 17 


15,466,056 34 


393,785 77 


1885-86 


2,242,102 19 


578,055 00 


11,480,449 IS 


14,300,606 37 


852,613 93 


1886-87 


2,237,479 04 


555,870 00 


11,542,638 27 


14,335,987 31 


999,056 20 


1887-88 


2,315,833 49 


833,805 00 


12,920,866 74 


16,070,505 23 


1,086,026 43 


1888-89 


2,324,476 50 


833,805 00 


12,974,131 56 


16,132,413 06 


1,334,640 21 


1889-90 ..... 


2,353,785 54 


738,020 00 


13,508,467 28 


16,600,272 82 


1,265,160 36 


1890-91 ..... 


2,447,882 87 


645,767 50 


14,,H85,464 60 


17,679,114 97 


1,133,121 18 



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' 1,360 
1 1,840 

2,347 
2,930 
3,684 

' 4,074 

4,875 

' 7,969 
8,340 
9,769 
10,717 
12,261 

1 17,890 
20,717 
29,638 


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' l',4'87' 

' 1,433 
1 1,650 
12,150 

' 2,226 
2,765 

4,135 

' 5,247 

9,089 

'18,364 
18,469 
25,137 
28,426 
34,753 
50,429 

157,123 
65,968 
78,411 


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South 
Boston, 

1804. 

6,176 
10,020 
13,309 

24,921 
29,363 
39,215 
1 54,147 
56,369 

66,791 


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282 
519 
264 

344 

277 
292 
325 
530 
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,300 
,700 
,9i7 
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282 
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908 
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,160 
,194 
,277 
,235 
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,250 
,764 
,225 
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Boston 
proper, 
settled, 
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made a 
city, 1822. 


1 150 

1 4,0.10 

1 7,000 

1 6,750 

1 11,000 

10,567 

16,382 

15,731 

15,520 

6,573 

2,719 

1 10,000 

1 15,870 

1 17,880 

18,038 

24,655 

32,896 

'56,003 

'72,057 
85,475 
99,036 
113,721 
126,296 
133,563 
141,083 
138,781 
140,669 
147,075 
147,138 
161,330 


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1 _ _ 


18, .320 
24,937 
33,787 
43,298 
58,277 
61,392 
78,603 
93,383 
14,366 
36,881 
60,490 
77,840 
92,318 
50,526 
41,919 
6i,838 
90,393 
48,477 






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1675 
1698 
1704 
1720 
1722 
1742 
1752 
1765 
1775 
1776 
1781 
1784 
1789 
1790 
1800 
1810 
1820 
1825 
1830 
1835 
1840 
1845 
1.S50 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
18H0 
1885 
18y0 



TOLLS AND VOTERS. 



189 



POPULATION, POLLS, AND VOTERS. 





Tor 
CenB 


TILATION, 

US of 1885. 


B «<w 
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(£?^§ 

2 w a) 
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Ratable Polls. 

CensuB of 1885. 


Legal Voters. 
Census of 1885, 




. 




Citizens. 


c 
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"a 
1 


"5 
I 


o 

|5 




a 


< 


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i 

01 

o 

> 


1- 


?: 


1 . 


7,659 


8,000 


15,659 


19,633 


3,487 


149 


896 


4,532 


2,527 


960 


3,487 


1 


a. 


8,449 


7,311 


15,760 


17,297 


3,345 


435 


1,104 


4,884 


1,982 


1,383 


3,345 


2 


3. 


5,877 


6,451 


12,328 


13,094 


3,011 


82 


481 


3,574 


2,126 


885 


3,011 

t 


3 


4. 


6,047 


6,471 


12,518 


12,842 


3,131 


150 


499 


3,780 


2,348 


783 


3,131 


4 


5 . 


6,537 


6,2ro 


12,827 


12,412 


3,274 


669 


645 


4,588 


2,392 


882 


3,274 


5 


O. 


8,653 


8,603 


17,256 


18,447 


3,024 


197 


1,882 


5,103 


1,470 


1,554 


3,024 


» 


7. 


6,394 


5,644 


12,038 


13,145 


3,038 


133 


1,029 


4,200 


1,679 


1,359 


3,038 


7 


.8 • 


5,946 


6,040 


11,986 


13,026 


3,069 


190 


704 


3,963 


2,022 


1,047 


3,069 


S 


». 


4,858 


6,331 


11,239 


12,660 


2,854 


155 


352 


3,361 


2,200 


654 


2,854 


o 


lO. 


4,962 


4,784 


9,746 


8,205 


3,306 


147 


742 


4,195 


2,817 


489 


3,306 


lO 


11 . 


7,127 


10,736 


17,863 


21,660 


4,477 


148 


617 


5,242 


3,554 


923 


4,477 


11 


12 . 


6,910 


6,935 


13,845 


12,585 


3,527 


312 


1,020 


4,859 


2,350 


1,177 


3,527 


12 


13. 


ll,2:n 


11,316 


22,547 


22,375 


4,056 


229 


2,065 


6,350 


1,965 


2,091 


4,056 


13 


14. 


1J,1S4 


11,557 


22,741 


26,367 


4,815 


516 


1,161 


6,492 


3,199 


1,616 


4,815 


14 


15. 


7,901 


8,336 


16,237 


18,049 


3,354 


161 


949 


4,464 


2,164 


1,190 


3,354 


15 


lO . 


7,989 


8,520 


16,459 


18,048 


3,946 


168 


1,297 


5,411 


2,779 


1,167 


3,946 


16 


17. 


6,489 


8,258 


14,747 


15,658 


3,634 


177 


723 


4,534 


2,784 


850 


3,634 


I'' 


18. 


5,657 


8,483 


14,140 


16,035 


3,603 


135 


308 


4,046 


2,967 


636 


3,603 


18 


19. 


9,977 


10,580 


20,557 


23,016 


4,267 


221 


1,329 


5,817 


2,575 


1,692 


4,267 


19 


20. 


10,110 


10,884 


20,994 


24,335 


4,886 


193 


867 


5,946 


3,] 60 


1,726 


4,886 


20 


21. 


6,600 


9,027 


15,627 


22,930 


3,d46 


122 


324 


4,092 


2,884 


762 


3,646 


21 


22. 


7,638 


8,200 


15,838 


20,011 


3,254 


165 


787 


4,206 


1,442 


1,812 


3,254 


22 


23 . 


7,879 


9,546 


17,425 


24,997 


3,865 


121 


604 


4,590 


2,444 


1,421 


3,865 


23 


24. 


9,979 


11,521 


21,500 


29,638 


4,885 


25E 


976 


6,116 


3,773 


1,112 


■ 4,885 


24 


25 


4,17S 


4,337 


8,516 


12,032 


2,082 


6- 


354 


2,503 


1,392 


690 


2,082 


25 


TotU 


186,182 


204,211 


.390,393 


448,477 


89,83e 


5,29' 


21,715 


116,848 


60,995 


28,841 


89,836 


Total. 



Note. —Polls are all males twenty years of age or above, having their home in Boston on 
May 1, and neither paupers nor exempt by law. 

Legal voters are citizens with the constitutional qualifications to vote, but may fail to pay a 
tax or to register. 



190 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLIiS, REGISTRATION^, AND VOTES, 

1874-75, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



Old 
Wabd. 



1 
3 
3 
4 
5 

e 

7 
8 
9 
ID 
11 
13 
13 
14 
15 
16 
IT 
19 
30 
31 
33 



Total 



Assessed 

Polls, 

May 1, 1874. 



7,409 
5,444 
4,208 
3,081 
1,382 
3,338 
7,537 
3,507 
4,139 
4,016 
4,450 
7,212 
2,588 
3,828 
5,437 
4,062 
2,863 
1,535 
2,736 
2,939 
2,973 



Total 
Voting Lit't, 
Dec. 15, 1874, 



84,684 



6,140 
2,922 
2,714 
2,029 
1,183 
2,699 
2,912 
2,155 
3,216 
2,895 
3,738 
4,627 
1,535 
2,904 
2,773 
3,261 
2,187 
1,151 
2,204 
2,561 
2,439 



67,045 



Assessed 

Polls, 

May 1, 1875. 


Registered 
for State 
Election. 


Vote for 

Governor, 

Nov. 2, 1875 


7,323 


3,049 


2,131 


5,519 


2,122 


1,709 


3,982 


1,594 


1,188 


2,212 


1,164 


875 


2,112 


817 


712 


3,385 


1,925 


1,344 


7,569 


1,748 


1,349 


3,527 


1,120 


825 


4,384 


1,913 


1,373 


4,017 


1,899 


1,364 


4,669 


2,471 


1,726 


7,078 


3,013 


1,984 


2,519 


1,003 


709 


3,907 


2,076 


1,474 


5,606 


2,010 


1,354 


4,333 


2,693 


1,466 


2,859 


1,980 


1,354 


1,661 


975 


526 


2,710 


1,700 


1,271 


2,991 


2,000 


1,416 


2,995 


1,863 


1,230 


85,358 


39,135 


27,380 



Old 
Wabd. 



1 
3 
3 
4 

e 

7 
S 
9 
lO 
11 
13 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
19 
30 
31 
33 



Total 



Note. — There was no Ward 18 in 1874-75. It was established on November 16, 1875. 



POLLS AND VOTES. 



191 



ASSESSED POLLS, KEGLSTKATION, AND VOTES, 

1875-70, 
As Reported by the Regristrars of Voters. 







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lie 

i ^ 

1^ 




o aoo 


I'.ts 2 
■SOS 


ft 


W <! 


1. . 


1,709 


1,068 


3,372 


2,134 


1,927 


2,135 


1,313 


1 


a. . 


1,376 


891 


3,516 


1,942 


1,780 


1,942 


1,201 


3 


3. . 


3,927 


1,258 


2,736 


2,025 


1,871 


2,022 


1,176 


3 


4. . 


1,733 


1,003 


2,767 


1,883 


1,708 


1,884 


951 


4 


5. . 


1,928 


1,287 


3,037 


2,020 


1,820 


2,024 


1,215 


5 


6. . 


1,492 


1,073 


3,625 


2,116 


1,971 


2,112 


1,616 


e 


7. . 


1,313 


944 


3,324 


1,781 


1,639 


1,791 


1,343 


7 


8. . 


1,366 


922 


3,056 


1,682 


1,558 


1,685 


1,125 


8 


9. . 


1,550 


1,136 


3,008 


1,919 


1,754 


1,923 


1,159 


9 


lO. . 


1,414 


1,025 


2,368 


1,652 


1,490 


1,669 


1,103 


lO 


H . . 


1,787 


1,443 


3,276 


2,148 


1,943 


2,152 


1,510 


11 


13. . 


1,376 


986 


3,678 


1,892 


1,712 


1,894 


1,227 


12 


13. . 


1,335 


840 


4,817 


1,842 


1,757 


1,861 


1,196 


13 


14. . 


1,881 


1,250 


4,236 


2,276 


2,052 


2,278 


1,343 


14 


15 . . 


1,388 


919 


3,090 


1,755 


1,605 


1,757 


1,079 


15 


1«. . 


1,103 


736 


3,362 


1,633 


1,563 


1,634 


1,081 


16 


IT. . 


1,743 


1,214 


3,219 


2,097 


1,935 


2,111 


1,414 


IT 


IS . . 


2,023 


1,560 


2,977 


2,254 


2,015 


2,259 


1,475 


18 


19. . 


1,498 


937 


4,239 


1,947 


1,741 


1,962 


1,260 


19 


20 . . 


1,744 


1,200 


3,629 


2,096 


1,928 


2,110 


1,428 


20 


31. . 


1,908 


1,448 


2,951 


2,095 


1,905 


2,098 


1,304 


31 


33. . 


1,839 


1,091 


2,687 


1,205 


1,136 


1,208 


808 


33 


33. . 


2,070 


1,472 


3,080 


2,294 


2,031 


2,323 


1,293 


33 


34. . 


2,340 


1,413 


3,643 


2,590 


2,255 


2,596 


1,276 


34 


35. . 


Included 


in Wd. 22 


1,633 


1,231 


1,113 


1,232 


767 


35 


Total 


39,843 


27,116 


81,326 


48,509 


44,209 


48,662 


30,663 


Total 



Note. —The new wards, 1-24, were established on November 16, 1875. On May 27, 1876, 
Ward 22 was divided into new Ward 22 and Ward 25. 



192 



MUNICIPAL EEGISTEK. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1877-78, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



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c?£ 
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PS 

< 


1 


3,44(5 


1,986 


1,509 


2,349 


1,998 


3,547 


2,270 


1,975 


2,268 


1,502 


1 


3 


3,689 


1,747 


1,296 


2,174 


1,889 


3,620 


2,089 


1,834 


2,096 


1,431 


3 


» 


2,919 


1,842 


1,441 


2,195 


1,912 


2,888 


2,072 


1,867 


2,061 


1,395 


3 


4 


2,813 


1,565 


1,175 


1,943 


1,636 


2,S66 


1,940 


1,683 


1,926 


1,137 


4 


5 


2,956 


1,761 


1,331 


2,060 


1,780 


3,049 


2,011 


1,757 


1,999 


1,303 


5 


6 


4,165 


1,801 


1,442 


2,222 


2,000 


4,066 


2,003 


1,824 


2,009 


1,582 


6 


7 


3,602 


1,636 


1,327 


2,153 


1,948 


3,821 


2,015 


1,819 


2,029 


1,576 


7 


8 


3,374 


1,558 


1,265 


1,968 


1,730 


3,480 


1,898 


1,684 


1,898 


1,449 


8 


9 


3,048 


1,718 


1,325 


2,060 


1,790 


3,046 


1,887 


1,653 


1,900 


1,37S 


9 


ID 


2,512 


1,542 


1,252 


1,800 


1,579 


2,752 


1,738 


1,572 


1,752 


1,335 


ID 


11 


3,535 


2,107 


1,636 


2,354 


2,038 


3,905 


2,424 


2,160 


2,446 


1,809 


11 


13 


3,660 


1,625 


1,262 


2,128 


1,961 


3,883 


2,128 


1,903 


2,147 


1,654 


13 


13 


5,701 


1,709 


1,323 


2,504 


2,317 


4,975 


2,500 


2,251 


2,514 


1,794 


13 


14 


4,254 


2,132 


1,488 


2,666 


2,352 


4,376 


2,709 


2,418 


2,717 


1,858 


14 


15 


3,347 


1,668 


1,281 


2,110 


1,885 


3,467 


2,120 


1,873 


2,122 


1,408 


15 


16 


3,518 


1,454 


1,198 


1,946 


, 1,729 


3,647 


1,940 


1,782 


1,963 


1,533 


IG 


17 


3,444 


1,913 


1,517 


2,214 


1,956 


3,530 


2,250 


2,009 


2,278 


1,609 


17 


18 


3,085 


2,070 


1,633 


2,320 


2,050 


3,101 


2,306 


2,065 


2,307 


1,686 


18 


19 


4,356 


1,822 


1,397 


2,328 


2,028 


4,636 


2,512 


2,232 


2,554 


1,755 


19 


30 


3,932 


1,995 


1,628 


2,516 


2,261 


4,153 


2,661 


2,474 


2,677 


1,958 


30 


31 


3,087 


1,968 


1,577 


2,255 


2,028 


3,287 


2,324 


2,048 


2,361 


1,664. 


31 


33 


2,815 


1,198 


930 


1,501 


1,340 


2,906 


1,451 


1,294 


1,463 


962 


33 


33 


3,269 


2,100 


1,516 


2,415 


2,059 


3,310 


2,360 


2,076 


2,362 


1,623 


33 


34 


3,696 


2,489 


1,668 


2,924 


2,590 


3,873 


2,972 


2,537 


2,987 


1,889 


34 


35 


1,784 


1,139 


796 


1,317 


1,132 


1,795 


1,273 


1,100 


1,277 


851 


35 


Total 


86,007 


44,605 


34,213 


54,422 


47,988 


87,979 


53,853 


47,890 


54,113 


38,141 


Tot'l 



POLLS AND VOTES. 



193 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 187J)-SO, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



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1 


3,728 


2,162 


1,798 


2,209 


1,413 


3,846 


2,388 


2,145 


2,387 


1,627 


1 


3 


3,687 


2,014 


1,727 


2,035 


1,352 


3,941 


2,296 


2,013 


2,310 


1,505 


3 


3 


2,916 


1,967 


1,662 


1,978 


1,371 


2,992 


2,120 


1,967 


2,124 


1,487 


3 


4 


2,894 


1,783 


1,487 


1,798 


1,095 


3,066 


2,003 


1,835 


2,008 


1,346 


4 


5 


2,928 


1,858 


1,558 


1,878 


1,334 


3,132 


2,042 


1,864 


2,044 


1,419 


5 


6 


4,053 


1,935 


1,692 


1,955 


1,445 


4,228 


2,113 


1,898 


2,119 


1,625 


6 


•7 


3,595 


1,871 


1,640 


1,889 


1,427 


3,981 


2,005 


1,831 


2,013 


1,518 


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8 


3,457 


1,773 


1,550 


1,780 


1,301 


3,902 


1,965 


1,719 


1,980 


1,487 


8 


9 


3,072 


1,821 


1,508 


1,824 


1,292 


3,198 


1,868 


1,649 


1,883 


1,348 


9 


1.0 


3,337 


1,644 


1,448 


1,687 


1,225 


3,765 


1,937 


1,786 


1,946 


1,381 


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11 


4,053 


2,365 


2,022 


2,407 


1,730 


4,291 


2,733 


2,479 


2,748 


1,905 


11 


12 


3,838 


1,913 


1,650 


1,944 


1,389 


3,817 


2,030 


1,844 


2,040 


1,503 


13 


1» 


5,057 


2,213 


2,014 


2,251 


1,594 


5,435 


2,855 


2,701 


2,857 


1,944 


13 


14 


4,588 


2,504 


2,121 


2,507 


1,710 


4,900 


3,008 


2,787 


3,006 


2,038 


14 


T.5 


3,636 


1,929 


1,617 


1,950 


1,246 


3,669 


2,350 


2,176 


2,363 


1,637 


15 


16 


4,154 


1,834 


1,630 


1,847 


1,359 


4,458 


2,378 


2,200 


2,380 


1,796 


16 


IT 


3,552 


2,110 


1,803 


2,125 


1,544 


3,812 


2,468 


2,294 


2,483 


1,792 


IT 


18 


3,324 


2,221 


1,889 


2,267 


1,549 


3,460 


2,487 


2,326 


2,489 


1,841 


18 


19 


4,696 


2,337 


1,953 


2,367 


1,492 


5,039 


2,993 


2,776 


3,010 


2,055 


19 


30 


4,315 


2,571 


2,199 


2,594 


1,759 


4,568 


3,084 


2,840 


3,083 


2,320 


30 


31 


3,516 


2,294 


1,941 


2,314 


1,562 


3,555 


2,568 


2,396 


2,578 


1,859 


31 


33 


3,049 


1,443 


1,194 


1,455 


1,034 


3,167 


1,676 


1,520 


1,698 


1,198 


33 


33 


3,417 


2,298 


1,895 


2,333 


1,554 


3,534 


2,523 


2,307 


2,530 


1,739 


33 


34 


4,067 


2,844 


2,393 


2,861 


1,904 


4,230 


3,203 


2,904 


3,211 


2,279 


34 


35 


1,796 


1,265 


1,046 


1,274 


874 


1,885 


1,274 


1,078 


1,349 


1,005 


35 


Total 


90,725 


50,969 


43,437 


51,529 


35,555 


95,871 


58,367 


53,335 


58,639 


41,654 


Total 



The vote of Boston for Governor in 1880 was 53,396. 

In 1879 there were registered also, under Stat. 1879, c. 223, 989 Women, of whom 934 voted for School 
■Committee. In 1880, 772 Women were registered. 



194 



MUNICIPAL EEGISTEH. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1881-82,. 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



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Registered for State 
Election, 1882. 


Vote for Governor 
Nov. 7, 1882. 


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1 


4,042 


2,045 


1,087 


2,144 


1,460 


4,259 


2,835 


1,899 


2,365 


1,639 


1 


3 


4,091 


1,902 


1,169 


2,104 


1,457 


4,186 


2,255 


1,952 


2,297 


1,690 


3 


3 


3,133 


1,849 


1,215 


1,956 


1,445 


8,208 


2,183 


1,881 


2,181 


1,558 


3 


4 


8,161 


1,759 


989 


1,875 


1,803 


3,238 


1,908 


1,588 


1,913 


1,250 


4 


5 


3,320 


1,886 


1,256 


1,997 


1,506 


3,385 


2,078 


1,768 


2,101 


1,521 


5 


6 


4,437 


1,662 


1,111 


2,004 


1,575 


4,646 


2,046 


1,802 


2,100 


1,589 


6 


T 


3,849 


1,358 


954 


1,730 


1,362 


3,682 


1,834 


1,619 


1,854 


1,496 


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8 


3,776 


1,516 


974 


1,759 


1,349 


4,162 


1,972 


1,721 


1,993 


1,461 


8 


9 


3,271 


1,562 


924 


1,692 


1,236 


3,810 


1,681 


1,468 


1,707 


1,247 


» 


ID 


3,862 


1,493 


839 


1,599 


1,225 


3,825 


1,617 


1,868 


1,651 


1,217 


la 


11 


4,412 


2,396 


1,310 


2,535 


1,978 


4,672 


2,685 


2,283 


2,717 


1,991 


11 


13 


3,850 


1,513 


941 


1,750 


1,279 


3,959 


1,886 


1,666 


1,901 


],487 


13 


13 


5,779 


2,136 


1,414 


2,500 


1,899 


5,752 


2,520 


2,284 


2,549 


1,927 


13 


14 


4,983 


2,525 


1,653 


2,729 


2,013 


5,406 


2,740 


2,391 


2,763 


2,078 


14 


15 


3,935 


1,966 


1,291 


2,153 


1,576 


4,130 


2,209 


1,960 


2,249 


1,588 


15 


16 


4,764 


1,933 


1,223 


2,094 


1,548 


4,779 


2,093 


1,854 


2,109 


1,596 


16 


17 


3,889 


2,030 


1,266 


2,198 


1,Y05 


3,967 


2,220 


1,915 


2,251 


1,700 


IT 


18 


8,601 


2,146 


1,164 


2,274 


1,772 


3,670 


2,304 


1,926 


2,889 


1,738 


18 


19 


5,846 


2,403 


1,375 


2,717 


1,988 


5,492 


2,625 


2,241 


2,664 


1,897 


19 


20 


4,884 


2,589 


1,590 


2,933 


2,300 


4,985 


2,946 


2,56.> 


2,971 ' 


2,258 


SO 


31 


3,750 


2,389 


1,400 


2,505 


1,911 


3,929 


2,580 


2,159 


2,572 


1,958 


31 


33 


3,521 


1,389 


794 


1,582 


1,204 


3,711 


1,747 


1,514 


1,774 


1,271 


33 


33 


3,555 


2,271 


1,189 


2,378 


1,749 


3,740 


2,482 


2,052 


2,507 


1,806 


33 


24 


4,509 


2,944 


1,406 


8,051 


2,276 


4,696 


3,151 


2,667 


3,194 


2,311 


34 


35 


1,991 


1,169 


685 


1,807 


1,054 


2,036 


1,439 


1,196 


1,476 


1,069 


35 


Tot'l 


99,711 


48,831 


29,219 


53,566 


40,170 


102,725 


55,481 


47,734 


56,198 


41,288 


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Women registered in 1881, 748, of whom 640 voted. 
"Women registered in 1882, 567, of whom 498 voted. 



POLLS AND VOTES. 



195 



ASSESSED POLLS, KEOISTKATION, ANT) VOTES, 1883-84, 
As Keported by the Registrars of Voters. 





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1 


4,332 


2,647 


2,390 


2,665 


2,155 


4,523 


2,790 


2,490 


2,776 


2,096 


1 


a 


4,197 


2,553 


2,305 


2,605 


2,098 


4,278 


2,559 


2,287 


2,575 


2,016 


3 


3 


3,374 


2,382 


2,227 


2,433 


1,973 


3,444 


2,499 


2,255 


2,524 


1,973 


3 


4 


3,461 


2,269 


2,087 


2,285 


1,782 


3,618 


2,374 


2,141 


2,338 


1,740 


4 


5 


3,570 


2,363 


2,133 


•2,379 


1,933 


8,590 


2,462 


2,186 


2,445 


1,951 


5 


6 


4,691 


2,202 


2,009 


2,215 


1,854 


4,553 


2,186 


1,996 


2,198 


1,821 


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7 


3,874 


2,016 


1,855 


2,043 


1,734 


3,691 


1,904 


1,712 


1,902 


1,506 


T 


S 


4,369 


2,282 


2,035 


2,300 


1,834 


4,587 


2,358 


2,085 


2,381 


1,883 


S 


9 


3,448 


2,042 


1,814 


2,049 


1,650 


3,626 


2,058 


1,830 


2,032 


1,588 


9 


ID 


4,001 


1,903 


1,737 


1,929 


1,591 


4,069 


1,919 


1,689 


1,916 


1,460 


1» 


11 


5,115 


3,240 


2,942 


3,258 


2,709 


5,471 


3,352 


2,911 


3,333 


2,580 


11 


13 


4,325 


2,301 


2,066 


2,333 


1,929 


4,239 


2,218 


1,945 


2,222 


1,777 


13 


13 


6,585 


3,120 


2,863 


3,159 


2,758 


6,511 


3,078 


2,735 


3,086 


2,545 


13 


14 


5,539 


3,174 


2,919 


3,207 


2,688 


5,936 


3,351 


3,031 


3,347 


2,757 


14 


15 


4,279 


2,525 


2,282 


2,556 


2,110 


4,382 


2,548 


2,253 


2,564 


2,085 


15 


16 


5,035 


2,601 


2,281 


2,510 


2,106 


5,138 


2,483 


2,214 


2,495 


1,984 


i 1& 


17 


4,098 


2,568 


2,336 


2,602 


2,123 


4,253 


2,660 


2,359 


2,682 


2,079 


17 


18 


3,831 


2,614 


2,354 


2,642 


2,206 


3,901 


2,634 


2,335 


2,598 


2,038 


18 


19 


5,795 


3,103 


2,837 


3,146 


2,475 


5,940 


3,032 


2,676 


3,050 


2,337 


19 


30 


5,340 


3,344 


3,077 


3,400 


2,867 


5,512 


3,403 


2,060 


3,410 


2,713 


1 20 


21 


4,229 


3,010 


2,757 


3,025 


2,541 


4,371 


3,134 


2,777 


3,129 


2,448 


31 


23 


3,839 


2,105 


1,918 


2,122 


1,717 


4,176 


2,129 


1,899 


2,148 


1,729 


33 


33 


4,016 


2,797 


2,556 


2,792 


2,316 


4,237 


3,006 


2,677 


3,019 


2,358 


33 


24 


5,036 


3,552 


3,232 


3,578 


2,994 


5,225 


3,721 


3,321 


3,694 


2,916 


34 


25 


2,196 


1,608 


1,431 


1,623 


1,301 


2,362 


1,716 


1,504 


1,721 


1,282 


25 


Tot'l 


108,575 


64,221 


58,443 


64,856 


53,444 


111,633 


65,574 


58,368 


65,585 


51,662 


Tot'l 



Women registered in 1883, 701, of whom 650 voted. 
Women registered in 1884, 1,119, of whom 1,026 voted. 
Total Boston vote for Governor, 1884, 58,748. 



196 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION^, AND VOTES, 1885-86, 
As Reported by the Reg-istrars of Voters. 





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1 


4,542 


2,490 


1,684 


2,602 


2,052 


4,489 


2,433 


1,823 


2,669 


2,189 


1 


2 


4,313 


2,203 


1,597 


2,323 


1,883 


4,269 


2,049 


1,665 


2,325 


1,985 


3 


3 


3,511 


2,282 


1,731 


2,327 


1,705 


3,466 


2,212 


1,858 


2,251 


1,729 


3 


4 


3,713 


2,129 


1,531 


2,167 


1,481 


3,628 


2,043 


1,677 


2,084 


1,534 


4 


5 


3,595 


2,201 


1,660 


2,249 


1,644 


3,671 


2,186 


1,827 


2,241 


1,771 


5 


6 


4,369 


1,836 


1,377 


1,885 


1,489 


4,129 


1,648 


1,348 


1,702 


1,377 


6 


T 


3,605 


1,519 


1,202 


1,563 


1,209 


3,548 


1,433 


1,210 


1,478 


1,216 


T 


8 


4,414 


2,009 


1,497 


2,057 


1,504 


4,298 


1,877 


1,561 


1,924 


1,546 


8 


9 


3,542 


1,678 


1,247 


1,713 


1,292 


3,596 


1,685 


1,393 


1,724 


1,344 


9 


ID 


3,889 


1,569 


1,191 


1,607 


1,205 


3,697 


1,404 


1,142 


1,433 


1,112 


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11 


5,456 


2,821 


1,861 


2,854 


2,036 


5,488 


2,750 


2,238 


2,782 


2,099 


11 


13 


3,944 


1,678 


1,279 


1,749 


1,334 


3,809 


1,643 


1,376 


1,720 


1,365 


13 


13 


6,808 


2,513 


1,881 


2,711 


2,185 


6,640 


2,577 


2,020 


2,757 


2,203 


13 


14 


6,033 


3,004 


2,305 


3,070 


2,344 


5,962 


2,860 


2,323 


2,934 


2,269 


14 


15 


4,394 


2,173 


1,572 


2,269 


1,765 


4,412 


2,148 


1,757 


2,217 


1,822 


15 


16 


5,080 


1,979 


1,405 


2,084 


1,518 


5,090 


1,843 


1,486 


1,885 


1,486 


16 


17 


4,186 


2,239 


1,665 


2,272 


1,683 


4,329 


2,086 


1,715 


2,181 


1,725 


IT 


18 


3,904 


2,310 


1,713 


2,333 


1,735 


3,812 


2,154 


1,816 


2,170 


1,727 


18 


19 


5,915 


2,478 


1,792 


2,604 


1,957 


6,119 


2,487 


1,986 


2,625 


2,070 


19 


30 


5,657 


3,192 


2,414 


3,285 


2,497 


5,830 


3,124 


2,604 


3,199 


2,510 


SO 


31 


4,497 


2,898 


2,029 


2,956 


2,212 


4,713 


2,942 


2,417 


2,948 


2,307 


21 


33 


4,472 


1,865 


1,326 


1,987 


1,542 


4,458 


1,928 


1,571 


2,003 


1,537 


33 


33 


4,473 


2,761 


1,949 


2,891 


2,291 


4.828 


2,914 


2,356 


3,042 


2,438 


33 


34 


5,492 


3,519 


2,537 


3,584 


2,716 


5,830 


3,578 


2,892 


3,603 


2,849 


34 


35 


•2,438 


1,635 


1,238 


1,695 


1,403 


2,465 


1,724 


1,406 


1,756 


1,457 


25 


Total 


112,242 


56,981 


41,683 


58,837 


44,682 


112,667 


55,728 


45,467 


57,653 


45,667 


Tot'l 



Women registered in 1885, 2,238, of whom 2,062 voted. 

Women registered in 1886, 1,193, of whom 878 voted. 

In 1886 there were in addition 40 scattering votes for Mayor. 



POLLS AND VOTES. 



197 



ASSESSED POLLS, KIXilSTKA 1 ION, ANI> VOTES, IH87-SS, 
As Keportcd by tlie llegistrars of Voters. 





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it 

-31 


o 

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ii 

4 


-So 


O t~ 

in N 


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< 


o 

0) o 

1?; 


c . 

O 


>> 

II 


S ! 
2Q 
o 
> 


a 


1 


4,678 


2,770 


2,239 


2,843 


2,394 


4,989 


3,200 


2,845 


3,289 


2,844 


1 


2 


4,305 


2,469 


2,121 


2,529 


2,109 


4,602 


2,637 


2,365 


2,716 


2,376 


2 


3 


3,649 


2,279 


1,920 


2,316 


1,874 


3,703 


2,530 


2,288 


2,585 


2,180 


3 


4 


3,752 


2,123 


1,765 


2,154 


1,694 


3,836 


2,493 


2,233 


2,527 


2,106 


4 


5 


3,686 


2,186 


1,827 


2,207 


1,787 


3,786 


2,444 


2,215 


2,525 


2,174 


5 


6 


4,058 


1,723 


1,464 


1,761 


1,445 


4,358 


2,016 


1,784 


2,051 


1,839 


& 


T 


3,405 


1,572 


1,334 


1,640 


1,328 


3,769 


1,773 


1,535 


1,814 


1,574 


r 


8 


4,385 


2,180 


1,882 


2,230 


1,785 


4,501 


2,403 


2,154 


2,449 


2,046 


8 


9 


3,614 


1,737 


1,401 


1,772 


1,441 


3,724 


1,997 


1,797 


2,032 


1,687 


9 


lO 


3,496 


1,337 


1,082 


1,378 


1,126 


3,461 


1,652 


1,462 


1,689 


1,390 


lO 


11 


5,998 


3,011 


2,378 


3,060 


2,534 


6,383 


3,949 


3,563 


4,028 


3,336 


11 


13 


3,817 


1,880 


1,627 


1,909 


1,609 


4,050 


2,145 


1,905 


2,212 


1,898 


12 


13 


6,376 


2,74,4 


2,165 


2,825 


2,465 


6,735 


3,285 


2,914 


3,342 


2,959 


13 


14 


6,495 


3,115 


2,564 


3,232 


2,700 


6,889 


3,941 


3,574 


4,026 


3,534 


14 


15 


4,443 


2,242 


1,827 


2,319 


1,935 


4,728 


2,809 


2,586 


2,851 


2,545 


15 


16 


5,237 


1,988 


1,709 


2,074 


1,668 


5,696 


2,492 


2,169 


2,553 


2,200 


16 


ir 


4,541 


2,296 


1,943 


2,399 


2,020 


4,721 


2,875 


2,642 


2,938 


2,534 


IT 


18 


3,941 


2,233 


1,833 


2,287 


1,898 


4,219 


2,737 


2,514 


2,766 


2,347 


18 


19 


6,412 


2,678 


2,098 


2,742 


2,281 


6,920 


3,388 


3,078 


3,483 


3,015 


19 


20 


6,169 


3,295 


2,708 


3,432 


2,937 


6,559 


4,090 


3,761 


4,190 


3,695 


20 


21 


4,920 


3,084 


2,553 


3,195 


2,754 


5,319 


3,812 


3,456 


3,878 


3,357 


21 


32 


4,398 


2,195 


1,749 


2,262 


1,933 


4,691 


2,688 


2,410 


2,749 


2,354 


22 


23 


5,177 


3,224 


2,577 


3,410 


■2,970 


5,777 


4,038 


3,756 


4,156 


3,636 


23 


24 


6,250 


3,878 


3,040 


3,969 


3,342 


6,856 


4,609 


4,245 


4,682 


4,057 


24 


25 


2,734 


1,974 


1,617 


2,055 


1,791 


2,942 


2,112 


1,918 


2,135 


1 ,865 


25 


Total 


115,996 


60,213 


49,423 


62,000 


51,820 


123,213 


72,115 


65,169 


73,666 


63,548 


Tota 



Total Boston vote for Governor, in 1888, 64,923. 
Women registered in 1887, 837, of wbom 725 voted. 
Women registered in 18S0, 20,252, of whom 19,490 voted. 



198 



MUISTOIPAI. KEO^ISTEE. 



ASSESSED POLI.S, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1889, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 







p" 
o 


Vote foe Q-oyernok, 

1889. 


Nov. 5, 


a 

MHOO 

3 


Vote fob Matoe, Dec. 
10, 1889. 


R 

< 


"3 


J4 
1 




"3 
o 
Eh 


hi 


> 
"3 
O 


1 
o 


1 . 


5,13-1 


3,086 


900 


1,359 


71 


2,330 


3,208 


1,701 


859 


2,560 


1 


2 . 


4,517 


2,505 


1,287 


588 


37 


1,912 


2,590 


795 


1,264 


2,059 


2 


3 . 


3,710 


2,414 


1,056 


710 


59 


1,825 


2,493 


966 


1,007 


1,973 


3 


4 • 


3,841 


2,322 


860 


828 


60 


1,748 


2,368 


1,081 


739 


1,820 


4 


5 . 


3,893 


2,390 


1,032 


811 


49 ' 


1,892 


2,464 


1,043 


912 


1,955 


. 5 


6 . 


4,444 


1,800 


1,099 


254 


26 


1,379 


1,997 


320 


1,344 


1,664 


• « 


"7 . 


3,581 


1,493 


852 


237 


17 


1,106 


1,601 


344 


976 


1,320 


1. T 


8 . 


4,411 


2,137 


1,221 


470 


30 


1,721 


2,218 


677 


1,182 


1,859 


. 8 


9 . 


3,640 


1,818 


579 


699 


55 


1,333 


1,900 


1,046 


427 


1,473 


9 


lO . 


3,196 


1,365 


412 


619 


30 


1,061 


1,444 


840 


291 


1,131 


. lO 


il . 


6,599 


3,784 


1,115 


1,623 


89 


2,827 


3,856 


2,373 


486 


2,859 


. 11 


12 . 


3,826 


1,855 


1,084 


386 


29 


1,499 


1,949 


469 


1,137 


1,606 


. 12 


13 . 


6,243 


2,955 


1,904 


342 


20 


2,266 


3,091 


433 


2,250 


2,683 


13 


14 


7,155 


3,867 


1,601 


1,381 


95 


3,077 


4,013 


1,826 


1,542 


3,368 


. 14 


15 . 


4,738 


2,668 


1,265 


802 


50 


2,117 


2,736 


1,080 


1,171 


2,251 


. 15 


16 . 


5,528 


2,189 


1,151 


543 


44 


1,738 


2,218 


756 


999 


1,755 


. 16 


IT . 


4,756 


2,519 


942 


999 


66 


2,007 


2,636 


1,315 


767 


2,082 


. IT 


18 . 


4,097 


2,472 


647 


1,181 


78 


1,906 


2,518 


1,615 


385 


2,000 


1. 18 


19 . 


6,833 


3,223 


1,481 


815 


64 


2,360 


3,366 


1,314 


1,401 


2,715 


. 19 


20 . 


6,687 


3,912 


1,724 


],2"8 


67 


3,069 


4,032 


1,741 


1,550 


3,291 


. 20 


21 . 


5,629 


3,769 


1,098 


1,723 


110 


2,931 


3,822 


2,305 


757 


3,062 


. 21 


22 . 


5,020 ' 


2,643 


1,350 


625 


24 


1,999 


2,704 


990 


1,193 


2,183 


. 22 


23 . 


6,151 


4,079 


1,412 


1,525 


171 


3,108 


4,172 


2,270 


i,141 


3,411 


. 23 


24 . 


7,314 


4,607 


1,407 


2,056 


121 


3,584 


4,794 


2,791 


1,151 


3,942 


. 24 


25 . 


3,205 


2,112 


829 


800 


54 


1,683 


2,154 


1,042 


742 


1,784 


. 25 


Total 


124,148 


67,984 


28,308 


22,654 


1,516 


52,478 


70,344 


31,133 


25,673 


56,806 
71 


Total 
Scat's 






















56,877 


Gr'nd 
Total 



Proportion of registered men who voted for G-overnor 77.33 per cent. 

" " " " " " " Mayor 80.86 per cent. 

Vote for license, December 10, 27,134; against license, 17,875. 

Women re,gistered in 1889, 10,589, of whom 10,051, or 94.92 per cent., voted, casting 10,058 ballots. 

Ballots cast, December 10, 57,893. 



POLLS AND VOTES. 



199 



ASSESSED POT.LS, RFXIISTKA J ION, AND VOTES, 1 SIX), 
As Keported by the liej? istrars of Voters. 







_ o 

(U -00 


a 

o 

5^ ■ 

03 


VOT 


1 FOR 

Nov. 4 


GOVEBNOB, 

, 1890. 


a 

1. o 

6 


Vote 


FOR Mayor 

9, 1890. 


Deo. 


03 




1 


2 
pa 


a 

5 


i 

o 






.a 

p. 
a 

02 


o 


a 


1. 




5,311 


2,952 


1,058 


1,142 


78 


2,278 


3,144 


1,175 


1,374 


56 


2,605 


. . . 1 


2. 




4,694 


2,380 


1,432 


459 


59 


1,950 


2,578 


1,519 


598 


28 


2,145 


... 3 


S 




3,659 


2,458 


1,278 


686 


64 


2,028 


2,500 


1,216 


670 


66 


1,952 


... 3 


4. 




3,797 


2,161 


1,005 


735 


59 


1,799 


2,256 


911 


832 


43 


1,786 


... 4 


S. 




8,817 


2,384 


1,208 


724 


51 


1,983 


2,411 


1,143 


713 


56 


1,912 


... .5 


«. 




4,910 


1,844 


1,310 


188 


10 


1,508 


1,921 


1,274 


270 


11 


1,555 


. . . e 


T . 




3,572 


1,372 


941 


146 


17 


1,104 


1,417 


902 


185 


18 


1,105 


. . . T 


S . 




4,416 


1,919 


1,236 


346 


30 


1,612 


1,994 


1,176 


339 


23 


1,538 


... 8 


9. 




3,763 


1,786 


696 


701 


54 


1,451 


1,815 


628 


575 


72 


1,275 


... 9 


lO. 




3,120 


1,283 


497 


535 


30 


1,062 


1,825 


441 


466 


62 


969 


. . .lO 


11 . 




6,668 


3,811 


1,493 


1,620 


79 


3,192 


3,981 


1,343 


1,128 


241 


2,712 


... 11 


12 . 




3,594 


1,619 


996 


207 


27 


1,230 


1,644 


1,071 


266 


21 


1,358 


... 12 


13 . 




6,111 


2,551 


1,896 


191 


14 


2,101 


2,685 


1,937 


250 


7 


2,194 


. . .13 


14 . 




7,404 


3,770 


1,975 


1,117 


87 


3,179 


8,993 


2,094 


1,247 


66 


8,407 


. . .14 


15 . 




4,783 


2,545 


1,884 


578 


59 


2,021 


2,652 


1,454 


695 


42 


2,191 


... 1.5 


16 . 




5,508 


1,980 


1,199 


377 


37 


1,613 


2,064 


1,138 


464 


28 


1,630 


. . .16 


17 . 




4,737 


2,364 


1,098 


866 


63 


2,027 


2,473 


1,085 


801 


86 


1,973 


. . .17 


18 . 




4,044 


2,240 


794 


1,006 


62 


1,862 


2,298 


728 


881 


126 


1,735 


... 18 


19. 




7,021 


3,047 


1,704 


698 


98 


2,500 


8,220 


1,698 


913 


44 


2,655 


... 19 


30 . 




6,948 


3,817 


2,031 


1,153 


88 


3,272 


3,920 


1,882 


1,128 


119 


8,129 


. . .2© 


21 . 




6,039 


3,696 


1,424 


1,552 


139 


3,115 


3,814 


1,284 


1,550 


238 


3,072 


... 21 


22. 




5,386 


2,726 


1,663 


544 


42 


2,249 


2,813 


1,619 


648 


60 


2,322 


, . 22 


23. 




6,553 


3,949 


1,762 


1,325 


67 


3,154 


4,088 


1,782 


1,159 


205 


8,146 


... 23 


24. 




7,655 


4,680 


1,873 


1,947 


127 


3,947 


4,842 


1,682 


2,046 


223 


8,951 


. . .24 


25. 




3,598 


2,200 


1,021 


783 


48 


1,847 


2,302 


1,027 


764 


102 


1,893 


... 2.5 


Total . 


127,103 


65,534 


32,974 


19,626 


1,484 


.54,084 


68,100 


32,210 


19,957 


2,043 


54,210 


. Total 














4 










44 


. Scat'g 






















■Grand 
Total 












54,088 










54,254 


Grand 
Total. 



























200 



MUNICIPAL EEGISTER. 



VOTE FOR MAYOR. 





1876. 


1877. 


1878. 


1879. 






o 

a 


— 






CI 

o 

C 


aj 
a 


a 

o 
O 




o 

a 


p 
1 


si 


1 
Q 

o 


< 


1. 


675 


599 


39 


1,156 


842 


671 


812 


16 


548 


847 


15 


3 


1 


a. . 


922 


254 


25 


608 


1,280 


1,016 


388 


27 


956 


389 


6 




a 


3. . 


658 


518 




1,051 


861 


730 


632 


33 


711 


596 


41 


20 


3 


4. . 


438 


513 




1,056 


580 


490 


634 


13 


471 


600 


23 




4 


5. . 


693 


520 


1 


953 


827 


716 


582 


5 


712 


606 


14 


2 


5 


6. . 


1,505 


101 


10 


352 


1,648 


1,298 


263 


18 


1,133 


262 


9 


41 


6 


T. . 


1,071 


269 


3 


325 


1,623 


1,271 


279 


26 


1,170 


219 


11 


26 


7 


8 . . 


724 


390 


10 


660 


1,070 


963 


476 


9 


879 


380 


23 


17 


8 


9. . 


390 


728 


38 


1,273 


516 


395 


973 


10 


458 


809 


14 


9 


9 


lO. . 


388 


698 


17 


1,079 


500 


435 


870 


29 


445 


754 


20 


5 


lO 


11. . 


434 


1,064 


11 


1,569 


468 


407 


1,370 


24 


527 


1,1-88 


10 


3 


1I_ 


la . . 


926 


292 




438 


1,521 


1,260 


373 


21 


1,036 


326 


16 


11 


la 


13 . . 


1,047 


143 


6 


405 


1,912 


1,489 


281 


24 


1,346 


204 


31 


13 


13 


14. . 


697 


623 


23 


1,434 


918 


809 


1,035 


13 


797 


861 


43 


8 


14 


15 . . 


568 


485 


21 


992 


893 


762 


632 


10 


628 


592 


12 


13 


15 


le. . 


695 


373 


12 


804 


925 


962 


544 


27 


883 


435 


20 


21 


16 


IT. . 


536 


863 


15 


1,279 


677 


624 


968 


17 


653 


868 


15 


8 


17 


18. . 


324 


1,143 


7 


1,647 


402 


372 


1,309 


5 


463 


1,073 


4 


7 


18 


19. . 


832 


428 




801 


1,227 


1,155 


564 


36 


953 


464 


37 


38 


19 


ao. . 


773 


641 


10 


1,099 


1,162 


1,144 


797 


16 


1,030 


706 


2 


20 


30 


ai . . 


351 


942 


11 


1,619 


409 


395 


1,258 


10 


487 


1,057 


7 


10 


31 


aa. . 


475 


832 


1 


558 


782 


686 


240 


32 


702 


306 


9 


17 


33 


a3 . . 


556 


728 


8 


1,322 


737 


615 


1,002 


6 


601 


884 


10 


58 


33 


34. . 


446 


821 


8 


2,034 


556 


561 


1,326 


1 


650 


1,246 


3 


5 


34 


35. . 


438 


314 


15 


576 


556 


450 


389 


12 


458 


411 


4 




35 


Total 


16,562 


13,782 


266 


25,090 


22,892 


19,676 


18,003 


440 


18,697 


16,083 


399 


355 


Total 



VOTE FOR MAYOR. 



201 



VOTE FOR MAYOR. 



1880. 1881. 1882.* 1883.* 1884.* 



Ph 



1 . 

2 . 

3 . 

4 . 

5 . 

6 . 

7 . 

8 , 

9 . 

10 . 

11 . 

la . 

13 . 

14 . 

15 . 

16 . 

17 . 

18 . 

19 . 
SO . 

21 . 

22 . 

23 . 

24 . 

25 . 

Total 



571 

975 

752 

538 

775 

1,292 

1,224 

992 

425 

473 

472 

1,128 

1,645 

926 

804 

1,132 

754 

405 

1,380 

1,301 

463 

791 

684 

699 

511 



21,112 



1,055 

529 

735 

808 

644 

333 

294 

494 

922 

907 

1,433 

375 

299 

1,112 

833 

663 

1,038 

1,434 

673 

1,019 

1,396 

406 

1,055 

1,580 

494 



20,531 



b 



979 
509 
707 
760 
698 
314 
299 
471 
856 
927 

1,655 
401 
373 

1,154 
794 
657 
992 

1,411 
580 
964 

1,293 
401 

1,063 

1,611 
560 



20,429 



481 
948 
737 
538 
808 
1,260 
1,063 
875 
379 
297 
323 
878 
1,526 
859 
782 
889 
713 
361 
1,408 
1,336 
618 
800 
686 
665 
494 



19,724 



559 

1,143 

911 

594 

858 

1,328 

1,235 

1,069 

391 

382 

350 

1,031 

1,653 

1,044 

885 

1,051 

735 

354 

1,353 

1,308 

613 

932 

680 



1,080 
547 
647 
656 
663 
261 
261 
392 
856 
835 

1,641 
406 
274 

1,034 
703 
545 
965 

1,384 
544 
950 

1,340 
339 

1,126 

1,612 
514 



21,71319,575 



a 



1,525 

786 

885 

1,072 

971 

250 

315 

546 

1,141 

1,163 

2,263 

547 

330 

1. 

l,o:« 

800 

1,308 

1,817 

979 

1,424 

1,992 

592 

1,532 

2,186 

650 



630 

1,312 

1,1 

710 

962 

1,604 

1,419 

1,288 

509 

428 

446 

1,382 

2,428 

1,299 

1,079 

1,306 

815 

389 

1,496 

1,443 

549 

1,125 

784 



27,494 25,950 



738 

1,382 

1,177 

783 

1,083 

1,623 

1,264 

1,435 

606 

482 

544 

1,336 

2,282 

1,510 

1,232 

1,305 

816 

406 

1,519 

1,494 

623 

1,230 

995 

886 

743 



27,494 



1,358 

634 

796 

957 

868 

198 

242 

448 

982 

978 

2,036 

441 

263 

1,247 

853 

679 

1,263 

1,632 

818 

1,219 

1,825 

499 

1,363 

2,030 

539 



24,168 



1 
2 
3 

4r 

5 
6 

r 

8 
9 

la 
11 

12 
13 
14 
15 
Ifr 

ir 

18 
1» 
20 
21 
2a 
23 
24 
25^ 

Total 



* As reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



202 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VOTE FOK MAYOR. 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1885. 


1886. 


1887. 


1888. 


1889. 




d 

< 


a 

o 


5 


d 

.2 

M 

6 


1 




a 
.2 

m 
6 


S 


CO 

ra 


a 
.2 
cS ' 

6 


■e 

^ 






1 . 


833 


1,219 


747 


1,252 


190 


803 


1,591 


1,853 


991 


1,701 


859 


1 


3 . 


1,373 


510 


1,401 


499 


85 


1,481 


628 


783 


1,593 


795 


1,264 


3 


3 . 


1,050 


655 


919 


640 


170 


1,053 


821 


1,085 


1,095 


966 


1,007 


3 


4 . 


768 


713 


705 


724 


105 


791 


903 


1,303 


803 


1,081 


739 


4 


5 . 


992 


652 


987 


688 


96 


966 


819 


1,207 


967 


1,043 


912 


5 


« . 


1,286 


203 


1,104 


142 


131 


1,257 


188 


325 


1,514 


320 


1,344 


6 


V . 


941 


268 


904 


185 


127 


1,073 


255 


398 


1,176 


344 


976 


7 


8 . 


1,166 


338 


1,123 


320 


103 


1,341 


444 


603 


1,443 


677 


1,182 


8 


9 . 


587 


705 


491 


803 


50 


433 


1,008 


1,166 


521 


1,046 


427 


9 


ID . 


595 


610 


395 


673 


44 


349 


777 


1,013 


377 


840 


291 


lO 


11 . 


798 


1,238 


577 


1,471 


51 


422 


2,112 


2,721 


615 


2,373 


486 


11 


13 . 


1,069 


265 


927 


320 


118 


1,238 


371 


518 


1,380 


469 


1,137 


13 


13 . 


1,972 


213 


1,689 


183 


331 


2,221 


244 


298 


2,661 


433 


2,250 


13 


14 . 


1,384 


960 


1,036 


926 


307 


1,400 


1,300 


1,762 


1,772 


1,826 


1,542 


14 


15 . 


1,132 


683 


964 


621 


237 


1.158 


777 


1,051 


1,494 


1,080 


1,171 


15 


16 . 


1,113 


400 


1,002 


356 


128 


1,128 


539 


806 


1,394 


756 


999 


16 


17 . 


824 


859 


789 


851 


85 


872 


1,147 


1,505 


1,029 


1,315 


767 


17 


18 , 


571 


1,164 


476 


1,205 


46 


409 


1,489 


1,802 


545 


1,615 


385 


18 


lO . 


1,440 


517 


1,345 


476 


249 


1,452 


829 


1,262 


1,753 


1,314 


1,401 


19 


20 . 


1,545 


952 


1,404 


889 


217 


1,601 


1,336 


1,785 


1,960 


1,741 


1,550 


30 


21 . 


805 


1,407 


713 


1,505 


89 


719 


2,035 


2,496 


861 


2,305 


757 


31 


23 . 


1,142 


400 


1,077 


337 


123 


1,347 


586 


808 


1,546 


990 


1,193 


33 


23 . 


1,287 


1,004 


1,053 


1,241 


144 


1,212 


1,767 


2,383 


1,253 


2,270 


1,141 


33 


34 . 


1,169 


1,547 


888 


1,746 


215 


996 


2,346 


2,888 


1,169 


2,791 


1,151 


34 


35 . 


848 


555 


710 


633 


114 


914 


877 


941 


924 


1,042 


742 


35 


Total 


26,690 


17,992 


23,426 


18,686 


3,555 


26,636 


25,179 


32,712 


30,836 


31,133 25,673 


Total. 



For Vote for Mayor, 1890, see page 199. 



VOTE rmi PRESTDRNT. 



203 



VOTE FOK PKESIDENT. 





1876. 


1880. 


1884.* 


1888.* 




p 

PS 


n 
2 
pi 


a 


O 

1 

w 


2 


O 


n 
5 




c 
.a 
o 


a 
a 

J 
a 

5 


d 
o 

1 






1. . 


863 


1,064 


832 


1,286 


1,038 


1,263 


113 


76 


1,101 


1,706 


38 


1 


a. . 


1,227 


553 


1,326 


675 


1,503 


642 


115 


27 


1,641 


714 


10 


3 


3. . 


973 


898 


1,085 


850 


1,287 


776 


144 


48 


1,360 


903 


25 


3 


4. . 


813 


895 


817 


998 


985 


931 


166 


59 


1,135 


1,068 


30 


4 


5. . 


1,051 


766 


1,078 


769 


1,223 


833 


85 


45 


1,221 


956 


38 


5 


6. . 


1,637 


334 


1,581 


310 


1,499 


302 


174 


21 


1,507 


270 


7 


6 


T. . 


1,307 


328 


1,475 


344 


1,193 


281 


230 


8 


1,197 


324 


14 


T 


8 . . 


987 


567 


1,129 


581 


1,432 


469 


161 


23 


1,538 


610 


5 


8 


9. . 


611 


1,141 


529 


1,107 


895 


860 


40 


35 


743 


1,022 


28 


9 


lO. . 


606 


885 


641 


1,126 


844 


718 


76 


51 


612 


817 


33 


lO 


11. . 


734 


1,207 


635 


1,839 


1,414 


1,340 


82 


75 


1,377 


2,139 


47 


11 


13. . 


1,211 


490 


1,361 


476 


1,248 


466 


206 


25 


1,406 


475 


16 


13 


13 - . 


1,529 


228 


2,259 


394 


2,113 


315 


304 


3 


2,592 


320 


2 


13 


14. . 


985 


1,064 


1,327 


1,421 


1,540 


1,195 


243 


53 


1,917 


1,625 


32 


14 


15. . 


836 


770 


1,127 


1,035 


1,285 


796 


147 


25 


1,593 


977 


16 


15 


16. . 


890 


634 


1,352 


840 


1,391 


608 


174 


41 


1,491 


642 


34 


16 


IT . . 


802 


1,128 


977 


1,303 


1,092 


1,037 


164 


66 


1,294 


1,299 


49 


17 


18 . . 


617 


1,399 


595 


1,722 


921 


1,282 


63 


69 


916 


1,552 


46 


18 


19. . 


1,132 


608 


1,771 


980 


1,636 


732 


254 


54 


2,001 


1,053 


24 


19 


SO. . 


1,043 


885 


1,606 


1,232 


1,844 


986 


162 


68 


2,212 


1,518 


31 


30 


21. . 


573 


1,311 


662 


1,728 


1,155 


1,413 


99 


110 


1,339 


2,064 


53 


31 


aa. . 


728 


407 


926 


589 


1,195 


456 


220 


28 


1,720 


684 


6 


33 


33. . 


991 


1,039 


903 


1,394 


1.491 


1,024 


97 


65 


1,930 


1,726 


100 


33 


34. . 


900 


1,354 


952 


1,951 


1,496 


1,525 


148 


152 


1,755 


2,417 


73 


34 


35. . 


628 


481 


475 


600 


852 


, 577 


51 


24 


1,017 


881 


20 


35 


Total 


23,684 


20,436 


27,421 


25,550 


32,572 


20,827 


3,718 


1,251 


36,615 


27,762 


777 


Total 



' As reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



204 



mu:nicipal register. 



VOTE FOR GOVERNOR, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1883. 


1883. 


1884. 


1885. 






i 

"3 
pa 


ft 
o 

m 


1 

Eiig 
.9 

1 

m 


u 
2, 

3 

M 


1 
a 
',5 
o 

C3 


ti 

0) 

m 


1 

1 

■3 

C 


d 
o 

a 


1 
111 


6 
S 

02 


3 

o 


6 

1 


a 
o 

a 
1 


1 

si 

_a 
'C 

H 

o 




I 


991 


903 


5 


940 


1,438 


12 


878 


1,457 


65 


2,511 


626 


1,035 


23 


1 


3 


1,552 


396 


4 


1,579 


718 


8 


1,423 


727 


112 


25 


2,287 


1,157 


436 


4 


3 


» 


1,343 


527 


11 


1,375 


846 


6 


1,197 


877 


142 


44 


2,260 


1,056 


655 


20 


3 


4 


946 


625 


17 


1,124 


956 


7 


923 


979 


155 


52 


2,109 


745 


768 


18 


4 


5 


1,189 


565 


14 


1,264 


862 


7 


1,162 


906 


80 


33 


2,181 


971 


665 


24 


5 


6 


1,619 


180 


3 


1,734 


273 


2 


1,493 


306 


178 


21 


1,998 


1,219 


155 


3 


6 


T 


1,420 


197 


2 


1,561 


294 





1,165 


303 


263 


7 


1,738 


987 


214 


1 


r 


8 


1,397 


318 


6 


1,540 


492 


3 


1,381 


516 


162 


21 


2,080 


1,183 


298 


16 


8 


9 


627 


824 


12 


678 


1,128 


8 


732 


1,057 


40 


26 


1,855 


467 


759 


21 


9 


lO 


672 


687 


9 


656 


1,075 


6 


669 


949 


76 


33 


1,727 


460 


705 


26 


lO 


H 


787 


1,484 


12 


768 


2,159 


15 


978 


1,857 


79 


46 


2,960 


499 


1,349 


13 


11 


12 


1,375 


281 


10 


1,579 


480 


7 


1,204 


512 


204 


22 


1,942 


1,000 


260 


19 


13 


13 


2,077 


206 


1 


2,535 


326 


2 


2,089 


325 


310 


3 


2,727 


1,691 


183 


7 


13 


14 


1,488 


895 


8 


1,568 


1,341 


10 


1,393 


1,356 


243 


45 


3,037 


1,276 


1,019 


10 


14 


15 


1,313 


641 


6 


1,282 


998 


2 


1,200 


920 


147 


20 


2,287 


968 


603 


1 


15 


16 


1,427 


419 


8 


1,562 


712 


7 


1,363 


704 


196 


40 


2,303 


1,009 


379 


17 


16 


IT 


1,067 


830 


18 


1,073 


1,255 


8 


926 


1,250 


163 


47 


2,386 


725 


917 


23 


It 


18 


710 


1,199 


17 


658 


1,686 


10 


674 


1,598 


62 


45 


2,379 


455 


1,229 


29 


18 


19 


1,793 


423 


25 


1,919 


902 


16 


1,524 


863 


258 


46 


2,691 


1,263 


504 


25 


19 


30 


1,664 


887 


14 


1,782 


1,288 


7 


1,607 


1,261 


155 


48 


3,071 


1,401 


985 


28 


20 


31 


844 


1,302 


13 


833 


1,910 


14 


869 


1,751 


99 


82 


2,801 


563 


1,439 


27 


21 


32 


1,221 


284 


9 


1,355 


561 


2 


1,125 


530 


220 


23 


1,898 


940 


384 


2 


23 


3.S 


1,003 


1,039 


10 


1,037 


1,507 


12 


1,169 


1,377 


95 


56 


2,697 


837 


1,091 


21 


33 


34 


1,142 


1,506 


19 


1,119 


2,090 


23 


1,U5 


1,955 


132 


108 


3,310 


871 


1,637 


29 


34 


35 


707 


487 


2 


770 


661 


1 


798 


645 


51 


19 


1.513 


632 


601 


4 


35 


Total 


30,374 


17,105 


255 


32,291 


25,958 


194 


29,057 


24,981 


3,733 


977 


58,748 


23,002 


18,27C 


411 


Total 



VOTE FOR GOVEKNOR. 



205 



VOTl<: FOR GOVEKNOR, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1880. 


188T. 


1888. 


1880. 






i 


S 
< 


a 

■c 
B 

a 
03 


hi: 

a 
a 
I 


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3 


C3 


a 


6 

3 
H 


O 


"3 

3 




a 

A) 

a 

a 

P3 


S 


1 


703 


1,098 


22 


803 


1,403 


24 


1,187 


1,564 


64 


2,816 


900 


1,359 


71 


1 


2 


1,240 


419 


6 


1,558 


555 


5 


1,650 


699 


13 


2,362 


1,287 


588 


37 


3 


3 


1,127 


718 


13 


1,177 


698 


45 


1,424 


802 


44 


2,274 


1,056 


710 


59 


3 


4 


813 


843 


21 


909 


806 


50 


1,171 


979 


49 


2,199 


860 


828 


60 


4 


5 


1,099 


708 


20 


1,083 


683 


58 


1,268 


886 


47 


2,201 


1,032 


811 


49 


5 


6 


1,144 


200 


4 


1,291 


156 


12 


1,505 


264 


10 


1,779 


1,099 


254 


26 


6 


7 


1,029 


175 


6 


1,143 


178 


13 


1,196 


348 


14 


1,558 


852 


237 


17 


T 


8 


1,184 


366 


11 


1,453 


415 


10 


1,543 


598 


7 


2,149 


1,221 


470 


30 


8 


9 


634 


732 


27 


420 


931 


47 


741 


1,001 


49 


1,791 


579 


699 


55 


9 


ID 


523 


607 


12 


351 


681 


43 


620 


804 


39 


1,463 


412 


619 


30 


lO 


11 


962 


1,261 


15 


460 


1,808 


95 


1,292 


2,252 


51 


3,596 


1,115 


1,623 


89 


11 


13 


1,090 


274 


12 


1,271 


329 


16 


1,416 


477 


19 


1,912 


1,084 


386 


29 


13 


13 


1,784 


231 


5 


1,904 


226 


1 


2,602 


317 


3 


2,923 


1,904 


342 


20 


13 


14 


1,277 


1,030 


16 


1,404 


1,085 


54 


1,933 


1,539 


65 


3,538 


1,601 


1,381 


95 


14 


15 


1,080 


666 


11 


1,153 


650 


20 


1,610 


920 


25 


2,555 


1,265 


802 


50 


15 


16 


1,107 


359 


20 


1,248 


412 


42 


1,497 


656 


36 


2,190 


1,151 


543 


44 


IG 


IT 


869 


822 


24 


892 


990 


47 


1,285 


1,292 


64 


2,641 


942 


999 


66 


IT 


18 


613 


1,173 


30 


454 


1,306 


66 


895 


1,548 


51 


2,494 


647 


1,181 


78 


18 


19 


1,436 


536 


14 


1,453 


576 


44 


1,992 


998 


31 


3,021 


1,481 


815 


64 


19 


20 


1,646 


934 


24 


1,524 


1,123 


47 


2,218 


1,470 


47 


3,739 


1,724 


1,278 


67 


30 


31 


927 


1,472 


18 


690 


1,781 


69 


1,298 


2,082 


66 


3,458 


1,098 


1,723 


110 


31 


33 


1,180 


384 


7 


1,238 


494 


15 


1,720 


667 


16 


2.403 


1,350 


625 


24 


33 


33 


1,164 


1,098 


94 


1,072 


1,317 


171 


1,904 


1,733 


109 


3,746 


1,412 


1,525 


171 


33 


34 


1,236 


1,618 


38 


924 


1,967 


86 


1,672 


2,435 


87 


4,207 


1,407 


2,056 


121 


34 


35 


766 


628 


12 


790 


804 


23 


1,020 


867 


21 


1,908 


829 


800 


54 


35 


Total 


26,633 


18,352 


482 


26,665 


21,374 


1,103 


36,659 


27,198 


1,027 


64,923 


28,308 


22,654 


1,516 


Total 



* In the total are included 39 scattering votes. 
For Vote for Governor, 1890, see page 199. 



206 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



WOMEN REGISTERED AND VOTING FOR SCHOOL 
COMMITTEE, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1879. 


1880. 


1881. 


1883. 


1883. 


1884. 


1885. 




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1 . 


59 


58 


56 


52 


60 


47 


47 


46 


56 


54 


54 


54 


182 


172 


1 


3 . 


19 


19 


17 


17 


17 


15 


16 


14 


13 


12 


24 


23 


61 


58 


3 


3 . 


18 


17 


7 


6 


9 


9 


. 10 


8 


6 


6 


26 


23 


80 


75 


3 


4 . 


16 


14 


11 


7 


13 


9 


8 


8 


21 


21 


45 


42 


77 


74 


4 


5 . 


17 


15 


11 


9 


12 


9 


10 


9 


24 


22 


50 


48 


124 


116 


5 


G . 


6 


6 


2 





2 





2 

















216 


201 


6 


7 . 


1 


1 


1 


1 














1 


1 


3 


2 


17 


17 


7 


8 . 


5 


5 


4 


4 


4 


4 


3 


3 


3 


3 


7 


7 


51 


43 


8 


9 . 


45 


41 


49 


43 


48 


37 


30 


22 


30 


25 


73 


71 


90 


83 


9 


lO . 


37 


32 


29 


29 


23 


22 


16 


14 


19 


17 


43 


39 


56 


51 


lO 


11 . 


92 


85 


67 


57 


65 


51 


44 


37 


53 


46 


100 


87 


123 


110 


11 


13 . 


8 


8 


11 


11 


11 


11 


12 


10 


10 


10 


13 


13 


36 


32 


13 


IS . 


6 


6 


7 


5 


8 


7 


6 


6 


5 


5 


8 


8 


49 


40 


13 


14 . 


44 


44 


39 


36 


44 


38 


35 


31 


36 


32 


39 


39 


58 


51 


14 


15 . 


44 


41 


26 


26 


35 


32 


28 


26 


27 


26 


31 


30 


44 


43 


15 


16 . 


16 


16 


9 


8 


11 


11 


9 


9 


16 


15 


25 


25 


65 


60 


16 


17 . 


68 


63 


51 


43 


40 


39 


32 


31 


43 


42 


56 


51 


68 


64 


17 


18 . 


89 


78 


58 


51 


53 


44 


32 


29 


55 


51 


111 


102 


157 


139 


18 


19 . 


23 


23 


17 


15 


18 


17 


14 


12 


14 


11 


17 


17 


64 


60 


19 


30 . 


40 


38 


25 


22 


20 


14 


16 


14 


36 


36 


58 


52 


81 


72 


ao 


31 . 


142 


136 


109 


100 


97 


86 


68 


63 


82 


73 


119 


108 


197 


186 


31 


33 . 


10 


10 


10 


8 


9 


4 


7 


5 


5 


5 


6 


5 


68 


62 


33 


33 . 


89 


86 


83 


73 


75 


66 


61 


48 


69 


63 


89 


71 


92 


90 


33 


34 . 


87 


84 


69 


61 


64 


60 


56 


49 


70 


68 


110 


98 


122 


106 


34 


35 . 


8 
989 


8 
934 


4 

772 


4 
688 


10 

748 


8 
640 


5 
567 


4 
498 


7 
701 


6 
650 


12 


11 


60 


57 


35 


Total 


1,119 


1,026 


2,238 


2,062 


Total 



* This column has not been officially verified. 



WOMEN VOTING. 



207 



WOMEN KKGISTEIJF.D ANI> VOTING FOR SCHOOI^ 
COMMITTEE, 

As Keported by tlie Keg-istravs of Voters. 





1886. 


1887. 


1888. 


1889. 


1890. 














1 






1 














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1, . . 


76 


72 


1,138 


1,123 


1,076 


87 


694 


653 


587 


557 


1 


2 . . . 


20 


17 


18 


15 


745 


623 


607 


25 


■-21 


195 


130 


123 


2 


3. . . 


30 


24 


10 


7 


1,028 


973 


945 


37 


422 


407 


331 


307 


3 


4. . . 


42 


37 


23 


20 


918 


849 


826 


43 


450 


431 


335 


315 


4 


5. . . 


45 


39 


11 


11 


742 


670 


653 


40 


364 


355 


242 


224 


5 


6 . . . 


177 


16 


18 


4 


1,475 


851 


821 


4 


44 


37 


24 


21 


6 


T. . . 


4 


2 


4 


2 


540 


275 


268 


13 


32 


28 


25 


20 


7 


8. . . 


6 


4 


5 


4 


524 


391 


380 


18 


108 


104 


72 


65 


8 


9, . .' 


45 


33 


27 


23 


718 


591 


565 


48 


366 


351 


254 


243 


9 


lO. . . 


30 


28 


30 


25 


388 


297 


279 


24 


160 


142 


89 


84 


lO 


11 . . . 


85 


72 


93 


84 


948 


866 


824 


120 


562 


565 


425 


394 


H 


12 . . . 


14 


9 


9 


5 


658 


456 


442 


38 


135 


121 


75 


71 


13 


13. . . 


6 


6 


4 


4 


1,006 


695 


680 


37 


101 


80 


48 


43 


13 


14. . . 


30 


27 


36 


34 


1,600 


1,464 


1,420 


152 


811 


782 


632 


595 


14 


15 . . . 


24 


22 


24 


24 


1,111 


1,006 


985 


47 


405 


387 


301 


286 


15 


16. . . 


38 


27 


21 


9 


575 


427 


407 


34 


187 


169 


112 


109 


16 


17. . . 


44 


41 


39 


38 


872 


752 


729 


69 


431 


400 


320 


307 


17 


18 . . . 


83 


76 


72 


65 


889 


860 


815 


93 


550 


519 


404 


375 


18 


19. . . 


17 


16 


14 


12 


970 


711 


6S9 


71 


374 


363 


252 


236 


19 


20. . . 


46 


35 


34 


29 


1,353 


1,207 


1,159 


117 


699 


666 


521 


491 


20 


21. . . 


114 


94 


101 


90 


1,459 


1,500 


1,427 


172 


1,148 


1,096 


904 


850 


21 


22. . . 


13 


8 


8 


7 


693 


516 


491 


42 


255 


258 


252 


236 


32 


23. . . 


69 


69 


74 


70 


1,009 


1,056 


1,009 


95 


665 


627 


500 


461 


23 


24. . . 


89 


67 


79 


68 


1,639 


1,721 


1,634 


166 


1,129 


1,057 


834 


783 


24 


25. . . 


46 


37 


34 

837 


31 

725 


370 


372 


359 


98 


276 


268 


256 


243 


25 


Total . 


1,193 


878 


23,368 


20,252 


19,490 


1,690 


10,589 


10,051 


7,925 


7,439 


Total 



In addition to the number assessed in 1888 for a poll tax, there were 2,400 women registered 
on property tax bills. 

In addition to the 1,690 women assessed in 1889 for a poll tax, there were 8,899 registered 
on property or the poll tax of 1888. 



INDEX. 



INDEX. 



I'Adh! 
A 

AccoiintH, CJounty, Commiltoo on. . . li'i 

Aotiiig Mayor I'.l, 21 

.'Vdjoiu'umont, AldeniuMi 71) 

Common f\)uii(;il S3, 84, 85 

Administration of affaiis 8 

Aid, CoTnniitteo on State 95 

payment of 145 

AUlermanic Ttistriets 24 

Aldermen, election of 10 

vacancy 11, 12 

powers and duties 19 

to be surveyors of liiifh- 

ways 20 

meetings to be public 19 

salary.-. 20 

time of meetings 90 

rules 69 

order of business 71 

names and residences 88 

standing committees 71,95 

special committees of 95 

contested elections 175 

Chairman. 19,174 

clerk of board 21 

Almshouses 142 

Amendment of Rules and Orders... 73, 79 

Ancient Records Department 109 

Committee on 96 

Annexations, dates of 6 

Appointments, confirmation of 70 

Appropriations 23 

additions to 78 

transfers of 23 

Committee on 96 

Area of city 184 

Arboretum, Arnold 133 

Architect Department 109 

Committee on 96 

Armories, Committee on 95 

Art commission 109 

Assessing Department 110 

Committee on 96 

Assessment districts Ill 

Assessors, appointment of 22 

Auditing Department 113 

Committee on 96 

County 114 

Auditing Committee of Common 

Council 87 

B 

Badges, special committee of Com- 
mon Council on 104 

Ballast, Inspection of vessels and 156 

Committee on 97 

Bark, etc., Measurers of 156 

Bat-in Five, construction of, Com- 
mittee on 101 

Bath-houses 123 

Beef, Weighers of 154 

Bills, approval of refreshment 29, 79 

Births, registry of 144 

Bituminous coal, Committee on .... 102 



I'AIJE 

Board (.r Ili'altli 5.0, 12.'J 

Hoard of I'olict', act eHtalilisliing. . . . 58 

Board of Wurxey ... .37, 152 

Boilers, etc., Weighers of 154 

Honds, Committee on v, 95 

Boston, sketch of its liistory 6 

area 1S4 

debt 185 

population, from 1638 188 

Boston Water Board 152 

Boundary lines, Committee on 95 

Boylston Fund, trustees 145 

Bridge Division 146 

Committee on 95 

Bridges 147 

to East Boston, Committee 

on 102 

Brighton, date of annexation, etc 

municipal court 168 

Building-limits 27,127 

Buildings, Department for Inspec- 
tion of 53, 127 

Committee on 98 

Buildings, Public 138 

Committee on 99 

Superintendent of 138 

County, Committee on. . . . 95 

Bundled Hay, Inspectors of 155 

By-Laws 25 

C 

Cambridge, new bridge to 149 

Carriage licenses. Inspector of 134 

Carriage-hire, bills for 29, 79 

Carriages and wagons 27 

Celebration, 17tb June, Commitiee. . 102 

4tb July, Committee ... 102 

Labor day, Committee, 101 

Cemeteries under Health Department, 124 

Cemetery, Mount Hope 132 

Committee on 97 

Census of population 21 7 

Chairman of Committees 69, 71, 81 

of Board of Aldermen ... 69 

Chancery, Masters in 164 

Charcoal baskets, seizors of 145 

Charlesbank 133 

extension of sea-wall, stat- 
ute 64 

Charlestown, date of annexation, etc., 6 

municipal court 168 

Charter digest 7 

City Architect 109 

City Auditor 113 

City Charter 7 

HGCGlitGd >■■••■■•••■■••••>> 6 

City Clerk Department 21, 114 

Committee 96 

City Collector. 52, 115 

City Council, election of 8 

organization 13 

powers of 21,25 

limited 29 

members Ineligible to other 

offices 29 



212 



MUNICIPAT. REGISTER. 



PAGE 

City Council, continXied. 

Committees 73 

Rules and Ordei's 73 

present members 89 

City CoHi'ts, Justices of 169 

City Debt, amount of 185 

City Engineer 115 

City HaTl Extension, Committee on, 101 

City Hall Library 115 

City Hospital, Trustees 25, 28, 48, 126 

staff 126 

Committee 98 

City Messenger Department 114 

Committee on 96 

City Officers, appointment of 15, 26, 105 

terms of service 105 

removal of 15 

City Physician 123 

City Prison, officers 135 

City Registrar 144 

City Seal 68 

City Solicitor 129 

City Survej'or 1 52 

City Treasurer 52, 152 

Claims, Committee on 96 

Clerk, City 21, 111 

Clerk of Committees Department. . . 115 

Committee on... 96 

Coal Weighers 154 

Bituminous, Committee on, 102 

Cochituate Water- Works 153 

Collecting Department 115 

Committee on 97 

Committees, Clerk of 115 

joint standing 73, 96 

joint special 100 

conference 76 

reports 72, 77, 76 

duties 74 

of the whole 82 

Chairman of 69, 71, 81 

of Board of Aldermen 71, 95 

of Common Council 81,104 

Common, etc., not to be sold or leased, 24 
highways not to be located 

on 46 

and public grounds 139 

Common Council, election of 12 

vacancies 12 

sittings to be public 20 

President of 20, 80, 90, 178 

Clerk of 21, 80, 93 

organization 20 

quorum of 20, 81 

powers 20 

members 90 

Rules and Orders of 80 

time of meetings 80 

Committees of. 81,104 

how appointed 80 

contested elections 179 

Conference Committees 76 

Confirmation of Mayor's appoint- 
ments 70 

Consolidation of Departments, Com- 
mittee 101 

Constables 136 

Contingent Expenses, Committee on, 97, 104 

Contracts 56 

Conveyancers, City 129 

Corporators 7 

Corporate powers 22 

Corporation Counsel 129 

Correction, House of 143 

County Accounts, Committee on. .. 95 

Auditor.. 113, 166 

Treasurer 152, 166 



County, cojHinuecl. 

Buildings, Committee on. .. 95 

Commissioners, powers of. . 20 

Officers 164 

debt 185 

Courts, Officers of 164 

Court House, new, Committee on.. 96 

Commissioners 170 

Craigie bridge 28 

Crossings, Railroad, Committee on 

Dudley Bt 95 

grade, O.C.R.R 100 

Tremont st 101 

grade. East Boston 101 

grade. South Boston. . .. 102 
grade. Causeway and Trav- 

ers sts 102 

Cullers of Hoops and Staves 156 

D 

Deaths, Registry of 144 

Debt, City and County 185 

Deeds, Register of 166 

Departments, Committee on consoli- 
dation of 101 

Detention, House of 135 

District Attorney 165 

Dorchester, date of annexation, etc . . 6 

municipal court 168 

Drainage, Main 150 

Drawbridges, closing of. Committee 

on 103 

Dudley-st. crossing. Committee on, 95 
Durginville, Committee on improve- 
ment of 101 

E 

East Boston District Court 167 

Ferries 115 

purchase of 115 

tolls 115 

bridge. Committee on ... . 102 

Election, date of 8 

Mayor 9 

School Committee ......... 12 

Aldermen 10 

Couucilmen 12 

Elections, Committee on 104 

Electric Wires, Inspection of 128 

Committee 95, 97 

Engineering Department 115 

Committee on 98 

Engines, Committee on furnaces and, 95 

Engines and officers 119 

Estimates, Annual 18 

Eulogies, Committee on 103 

Executive Departments 105 

powers 14 

Expenditures, actual, 1875-91 185 

F 

Faneuil Hall, Committee on 95 

not to be sold or leased ... 24 

market 28, 132 

Fence Viewers 155 

Ferry Department 115 

Committee on 98 

P'ield Drivers 165 

Finance, Committee on 98 

Fire-alarm telegraph 121 

Fire Department 117 

Committee on 98 

Districts 118 

apparatus 119 

Marshal 122 

pensions to disabled mem- 
bers 66 



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of (ien. Slii'rinan, ( 'oiiiinill.ci' 

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Kiirnai^cs, Oonimitleo on 

G 

General meetings 

Government, City of Boston 

present momljers 

Governor, votes for 

Grade crossings, Coramiltee on Dnd 
ley St 

O.C. R.R., Prov. Div 

East Boston 

South Boston 

Tremont st 

Causeway andTravers sts., 

Grade of streets 

Grain, Measurers of 

Grounds, Department of Public 

Committee on 

Superintendent 

n 

Harbor Master 

Islands 

fortifications. Committee 



Hai-vard Bridge 

Hay, Inspectors and weighers. . , 
Hay Scales, Superintendents.. .. 

Health Department 

Committee on , 

Highwaj's, Surveyors of 

Holidays, Schools 

Homes for Paupers 

Hoops and Staves, Cullers 

Hospital Department 

Committee on 

Hospital, Lunatic . 

Hospitals, r_,ying-in 

House of Correction 

Detention 

Reformation 

Industry 

Houses, number of 



Improved Sewerage 

Industry, House of. 

Insane hospital . . 

Insolvency, Commissioners 

Inspection of Buildings 

Inspection of Prisons, Committee on. 
Inspectors of Elections 

of Hay and Straw 

of Vessels and Ballast .... 

of Petroleum, etc 

of Lime 

of Charcoal-baskets 

of Provisions 

of Milk and Vinegar 

of Wires 



l(i:! 
14-J 



102 
i:i:; 






102 
10.3 



104 

95 



7 

8 

SO 

108, 204 

95 
100 
101 
102 
101 
102 

40 
155 
139 

97 
139 



135 
135 

103 
149 
155 
156 
122 
98 
20 
161 
143 
156 
126 
98 
143 
124 
143 
135 
142 
142 
187 



150 
142 
143 
165 
53, 127 
96 
157 
155 
156 
156 
156 
145 
128 
128 
128 



InstltiitioMs, I'lililic 

CuniinlHhioiii'rs of 

( 'ommittee on 

InvcHtigation of Milk IiiHi)ector, 

Coinmitlee on 

Islands In City limits 



•AI!K 

142 
143 
9!) 

96 
., 184 



,T 



.T.-.ilt 



Jamaica I'ond Aqueduct (Corpora- 
tion 01 

Janitors, School Committee to ap- 

])oint ;'l 

Joint Rules and Orders 73 

CoiiimittcH! on 100 

Joint Standing (Jommittees T.',, 96 

cliaii'iiian 76 

duties 74 

records 76 

reports 77 

Joint Special Committees 76, 100 

Judiciary Committee 81, 104 

Justices, Police and Municipal Courts, 169 



Labor Day, Coinmittee 101 

Lamp Department 128 

Committee on 98 

Lamps, Committee on 95 

Land, area of 184, 187 

Vacant 187 

Lands, Public, Committee on 99 

Law Department 129 

Committee on 98 

Laying out streets Department 146 

Committee on 99 

Leather, upper. Measurers of 156 

Legislative matters, Committee 98 

Library Department 130 

Committee on 99 

Central and branches 130 

new building 130 

City Hall reference , 115 

Licenses, by Aldermen 72 

Committee on 95 

Lime, Inspector of 156 

Loans, how authorized 52 

Lunatic Hospital 143 

Lying-in Hospitals 124 



M 



Main Drainage 

Marble, etc.. Surveyors of 

Marine Park 

Market Department 

Committee on 

Markets, Committee on 

Marriages, etc.. Registry of 

Marshal, Fire ... 

Masters in Chancery 

Mayor 

election of 

no choice 

salary 

vacancy 

powers and duties 

veto power 

appointments by 

' ' acting mayor " 

votes for 

committee on address, of . 

terms of service 

Measurers of "Wood, Bark, etc 

of Grain 

of Upper Leather 



150 

156 

133 

132 

98 

95 

144 

122 

164 

89, 172 

9 

10 

18,25 

19, 21 

14 

17 

15 

19,21 

200 

100 

172 

156 

155 

156 



214 



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PAGE 

Measures, Department of Weights 

and 145 

Committee on 97 

Medical Districts 166. 

Examiners 166 

Meetings, days of, A Idermen 90 

Common Council 80 

of citizens 7,19 

Members of City Council 89 

Meridian Hells 1"22 

Messenger, City 114 

Military affairs, Committee on 95 

Milk and Vinegar, inspection of.... 128 

Committee on . . . 97 
investigation of. 

Committee on. 96 

Monuments 142 

Morgue l'.^3 

Mount Hope Cemetery 132 

Committee on 97 

Municipal year .• 9 

election 8 

courts 166 

Register, history of. 5 

Mystic Water Works 153 

N 
Nautical Training School, Committee 

on 101 

Neglected Children, Home for 142 

New Court House, Commissioners. . 170 

Committee on . . . 96 

O 

Office, term of 26, 105 

Officers of the City 9, 15, 26, 105 

powers and duties 55 

Old South Association, managers . . . 138 

Orators of Boston 170 

Orchard Park, Committee on 10.3 

Order of business 71,82 

Ordinances 17, 25 

Committee on 98 

Organization of City Government .. 13 

School Committee 30 

Overseers of the Poor 47, 144 

P 

Park Department 132 

Committee on 99 

Commissioners 49, 133 

Parks, area 133 

Orchard, Committee on . . 103 

Paving Division 150 

Committee on 95 

Pensions, police 63 

firemen 66 

Petroleum Inspectors 156 

Physician, City 123 

Port 123 

Playgrounds, Committee on 104 

Plumbers, registration of 27 

Police, Board of, act establishing . . 58 

Police Department 133 

Committee on 99 

Board of 134 

executive stati' 134 

stations 134 

Mayor to assume control . . 16 

reserve force, statute 62 

pensions, statute 63 

Polls and votes 190 

Poor, Department for Relief of .... 144 

Committee on 98 

Population from 1635 188 

Port Physician 123 



PAGE 

Pound-keepers 155 

Precinct officers 157 

President, votes for 203 

Presidents of Common Council 178 

Printing Department 138 

Printing, Committee on 99 

Prison Point Bridge Commissioner.. 16, 149 

Pi'ison, City, officers of 135 

Prisons, Inspection of, Committee.. 96 

Probate Court 1 65 

Probation officers 169 

Provisions, Inspection of 128 

Committee on 97 

Public Buildings, Department of 138 

Committee on 99 

Public grounds and scjuares 139 

Committee on 97 

Public Garden, highways not to be 

located on 46 

Public Institutions 142 

Commissioners of ... 50, 143 

Committee on 99 

Public Lands, Committee on 99 

Public I.,ibrary, Committee on 99 

Trustees 25, 28, 46, 130 

branches 130 

new building 130 

Q 

Quarantine grounds 123 

Quorum, Board of Aldermen 19 

Common Council 20, 81 

School Committee 31 

R 

Railroads, Committee on 95 

crossing, Dudley street. 

Committee on 95 

grade, O.C. R.R 100 

Tremont st 101 

grade. East Boston 101 

grade, South Boston 102 

grade, Causeway and 

Travers sts 102 

Rapid Transit Commission 151 

Reconsideration 70, 85 

Record Commissioners 109 

Reformation, House of 142 

Refreshments, bills for 79, 87 

Register of Deeds 26, 166 

Registrar, City 144 

Registrar, Water 154 

Registrars of Voters 50, 144 

Registration and votes 190 

Registry Department 144 

Committee on 99 

Registry of Births, etc 144 

Relief of the Poor, Department for, 144 

Committee on 98 

Reporters 95 

Reports of Committees 72, 77 

Reserved Fund, expenditures from. . 78 

Roxbury, date of annexation, etc. ... 6 

municipal court 167 

Rules and Orders, Joint 73 

Committee on . • 100 

of Board of Aldermen 69 

Committee on . . 95 

of Common Council 80 

Committee on... 104 
suspension, repeal, etc. . . .73, 79, 88 



Salaries, Committee on 100 

Salary, of Mayor 18, 25 

of Aldermen 20 



I N I > 10 \' . 



21 r] 



PA(JH 

Kaliiry of cily oIliociH 10:') 

Sauitiiry DiviHion 150 

CoTiiiiiitico oil 95 

Hciilos, City 150 

School Coinniittof V2. 15S 

election 12, :i() 

powerH and ilnlies ".() 

Mayor to approve ceilain 

orders of 1J< 

olVurors 158 

slandinjj; committees 159 

superintendent ;!2, 100 

supervisors, etc 32,100 

vacations and holidays . . . 101 

teachers and pupils lOo 

vacancies ;!2 

truant officers 137, 162 

School, Nautical Training, Commit- 
tee on 101 

Schools and School-houses, Com- 
mittee 99 

Seal, City of Boston OS 

Sealei's of Weights and Measures.. 145 
Seventeenth of June, Committee on 

celebration of 102 

Sewerage, Improved 150 

Sewer Division 150 

Committee on 95 

Sewers and Streets, Committee on. . 95 

Sheriff and Deputies 165 

Sidewallis, Committee on 103 

Sinking-Funds Department 145 

Signal service, police 135 

Solicitor, City 129 

Soutli Boston Municipal Court 167 

Spectators 72, 86 

Squadron of Evolution, Committee 

on lleception of 103 

Squares and Grounds, Public 139 

Standing Committees, Joint 73, 96 

Chairman of SI 

of Aldermen 71 , 95 

of Common Council 81,104 

State Aid, Committee on 95 

payment of 145 

State-House extension Committee... 101 

Statues and monuments 142 

to Grant, etc, special com- 
mittee 100 

Staves and Hoops, Cullers 156 

Steam-Engines, Committee on 95 

Stony Brook, special committee 101 

Stores, number of 187 

Street-Cleaning Division 151 

Committee on 95 

Street Commissioners 32, 39, 146 

Street Department 146 

Committee on 99 

Superintendent 42 

Streets and Sewers, Committee on. . 95 

Streets, Department of Laying out. . 146 

Committee on 99 

use of, Committee 100 

watering, Committee on 103 

Superior Court officers 164 

Supervisors of schools 32, 160 

Supreme Court, clerks 164 

Survey, Board of 37,152 

Surveyors of Highways 20 

of Marble, Freestone, etc... 156 

Surveying Department 152 

Committee on 99 

Suspension of rules, etc 73, 79, 88 

T 

Taxation, amouut of 186 

Taxes, assessm ent of 22 

Board of Assessors of 110 



Teachi'i-K aiid |Hi|.ilK ot piililic, 

schools 103 

Tellers 104 

'I'olls on ferries 115 

Traininn School, Nautical, Omirnil- 

tee on lui 

Transfer of appropriations 2:; 

Treasury Department 152 

Committee on 100 

Treniont-stieet crossing. Committee, 101 

TrtiantOfficcrs 137, 102 

II 

Undertakers 125 

Upper Leather, Measurers of 150 

V 

Vacations, Schools 101 

Valuation of City 186 

Veto power 17 

on orders of Board of Al- 
dermen 17 

on items of appropriation, 18 
on orders of School Com- 
mittee 17 

Vessels and Ballast, Inspection of .. 156 

Committee on. . . 97 

Vinegar, Inspection of Milk and 128 

Committee on 97 

investigation of, Commit- 
tee on 96 

Voters, female 206 

and population 189 

registration of 50, 144 

Committee on 97, 99 

Votes, for President 203 

for Governor 204 

for Mayor 200 

Voting precincts 156 

W 

Wagons and carriages 27 

Wagons, etc., Inspector of 134 

Wardens 157 

Ward-rooms I97 

Wards, division of 24, 156 

division into precincts 156 

Watering streets. Committee on 103 

Water Board 26,153 

Water-Supply Department 152 

Committee on 100 

Water-Income Department 153 

Committee on 100 

Water Registrar 184 

Wayfarers' Lodge 145 

Weighers of coal 154 

of beef 154 

of boilers, etc 154 

City scales 150 

Weights and Measures, Department 

of 145 

Committee on 97 

West Boston bridge 28 

West Roxbury, date of annexation, 

etc 6 

municipal court 168 

Wires, Electric, Committee 95, 97 

Inspection of 128 

Committee on 97 

Women Voters 206 

Wood, for fuel, sale regulated 28 

Wood Island Park 133 

Wood and Bark, Measurers 156 

Wooden hull dings 27,127 



Teas and Nays, when to be taken . .69, 70, 85