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MUNICIPAL REGISTER: 



CONTAINING 



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



EULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL, 

THE 

REGISTER OP THE CITY GOVERNMENT, 

AND 

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

FOR THE 

YEAR 1892. 




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1892. 



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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 1822 comprises 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 three 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 ordinances 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 portraits of the Mayor and 
presiding officers of the two branches of the City Council 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 Assist- 
ants October 8, 1630; it was incorporated as a City 
March 12, 1846 (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 annexed to 
Boston January 3, 1870 (St. 1869, c. 349; accepted 
June 22, 1869). Charlestown 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; ac- 
cepted October 7, 1873). West Roxbury was in- 
corporated as a Town March 24, 1851 (St. 1851, 
c. 250) ; annexed 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. 



A CODIFICATION 

or THE 

CITY CHARTER OF 1854 

AND STATUTES AFFECTING THE SAME; 

ALSO THE 

AMENDMENTS OF 1885, 

AND SPECIAL LAWS SINCE PASSED. 



The first act of the Legislature of Massachusetts establishing the 
city of Boston was passed Feb. 23, 1822, and adopted by the citi- 
zens of Boston, March 4, 1822. It is chapter 110 of the acts of 1821. 
The present city charter, being a revision of the former one, was 
passed April 29, 1854, and adopted by the citizens Nov. 13, 1854. 
It is chapter 448 of the acts of 1854. The charter herewith pre- 
sented is a codification of the original enactment of 1854 and the 
general and special acts since then adopted. The numbering of the 
sections, up to and including section 65, is the same as in Stat. 1854, 
chap. 448, the principal features of the more important acts estab- 
lishing departments and institutions being given in sections num- 
bered from 66 onward. Marginal references indicate corresponding 
sections in the first charter of 1822. Where the provisions of the act 
of 1854 have been amended or supplemented by subsequent legisla- 
tion, the text gives the section as amended, with reference in the 
margin to the amendatory statute. The language of the original 
charter is retained as far as practicable. Sections 66-79 are marked 
" additional," and are intended to show the variations made by special 
laws which have either suspended the general power to establish all 
necessary offices, or have treated of matters not included in the main 
charter. The changes made by Stat. 1885, chap. 266, are expressed in 
the text wherever possible ; but that act covers so much new ground 
that it is also given entire. 

Sections in pica are unchanged from the text of 1854, except §§ 25 
and 60. Words in italics show verbal changes. Sections in small 
pica give the presumed state of the charter as affected by subsequent 
legislation. 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the city f Corporate 

" powers. 

Boston, for all the purposes for which towns and 1821 > c - 110 > 



8 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

cities are by law incorporated in this common- 
wealth, shall continue to be one body politic, in 
fact, and in name, under the style and denomina- 
tion of the city of Boston; and, as such, shall 
have, exercise, and enjoy all the rights, immuni- 
ties, powers, and privileges, and shall be subject 
to all the duties and obligations now incumbent 
upon and appertaining to said city, as a municipal 
corporation. 
city govern- s EC t. 2. The administration of all the fiscal, 

ment. ' 

i82i,c.iio, prudential, and municipal concerns of said city, 
with the conduct and government thereof, shall 
be vested in one principal officer, to be styled the 
mayor, one council of twelve persons, to be called 
the board of aldermen, and one council ofseventy- 

]?' i89i 43 ' fi ve persons, to be called the common council, 

c - 88, which boards, in their joint capacity, shall be 
denominated the city council, and also in such 
other boards of officers as are hereinafter speci- 
fied. 

Division Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the city council, and 

into wards. 

ibid., §1. they are empowered during the year 1875, and every 
1888, c. 437. tenth year thereafter, before the first day of May in such 
year, to make a new division of the city into twenty-four 
wards, in such manner as to include an equal number of 
voters in each ward, as nearly as conveniently may be, 
consistently with well-defined limits to each ward. The 
Division of |3 0ar( i f aldermen shall, prior to the first Monday of 

wards into 

precincts. July in the year in which such new division has been 
made, divide the city into voting precincts in the manner 
prescribed by sections 3 and 4 of chapter 299 of the 
acts of 1884. In any year the board of aldermen may 



CITY CHARTER. 9 

divide any ward into voting precincts in the same 
manner. 



Annual 



Sect. 4. The annual meeting 1 of citizens, for 

o ' meeting for 

the election of municipal officers hereinafter men- the election 

x of city 

tioned, shall be held on the Tuesday next following officers. 

7 J J a 1824, c. 49. 

the second Monday of December, and the citizens p. s., o. 7, 
of said city qualified to vote in city affairs shall, 
for the purpose of such election, then meet to- 
gether within the voting 'precincts in which they 1878 - c - u *< 
respectively are entitled to vote [at such hour and 1890, c - 401 - 
place as the board of aldermen may by their war- 
rant direct and appoint] ; x and the person 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 number of votes, shall be declared elected. 

[Sect. 5, relating to certificates of election to be fur- 
nished by the ward officers, is rendered void by chap. 
243, acts of 1878.] 

Sect. 6. The municipal officers to be chosen commence- 

ment of 

at the annual election shall enter upon the duties municipal 
of their respective offices on the first Monday of c . 49^2." ' 
January. 

Sect. 7. The mayor at some time between the first Precinct of- 
and the twentieth day of September in each year shall, c . 299, §7. 
with the approval of the board of aldermen, appoint for is9i, c. 206. 
each voting precinct one warden, one deputy warden, 
one clerk, one deputy clerk, two inspectors and two 

x By Stat. 1890, chap. 401, no warrant is issued, but notice is given by adver- 
tisement by the city clerk. 



10 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

deputy inspectors, qualified voters in the ward of which 
each precinct forms a part, men of good report and 
standing, who shall equally represent each of the two 
political parties which cast the largest number of votes 
in the commonwealth at the annual election next preced- 
ing their appointment. The warden and one inspector 
shall be of a different political party from the clerk and 
other inspector, and each deputy shall be of the same 
Term of political party as his principal. Each of said officers 
is44,c.29©, shall hold office for one year from the first day of No- 
vember in the year in which he is appointed, and until a 
successor is appointed and qualified or he is removed. 
Removal. A. nv one f said officers may be removed at any time bv 

1885, c. 266, J 

§§1,12. the mayor for such cause as he shall deem sufficient and 

shall assign in his order for removal. 
compensa. Said election officers shall receive such reasonable 

tion. . in, i • i • 

1884, c. 299, compensation tor each days actual service as the city 

council may from time to time determine. 
Candidates n p erson shall be eligible to the position of election 

not eligible. *~ . i 

ibid. officer in any precinct where he is a candidate to be 

voted for, and whenever any person appointed as afore- 
said becomes such candidate he may, upon petition 
therefor, be removed by the mayor not less than three 
days before any election. 

Precinct Sect. 8. The said wardens, clerks, and inspectors 

officers to 

be sworn, shall respectively make oath faithfully and impartially to 

1876, c. 246, . . . i -i • , • i i n -, • 

§4. discharge their several duties, which oath may be admin- 

istered by the clerk to the warden, and by the latter to 
the clerk and inspectors, or to any or all of said officers 
by the city clerk, or by his assistant, or by any justice of 
the peace ; and a certificate thereof shall be entered in 
the record to be kept by the precinct clerk. 

Vacancies. Sect. 9. In case of any vacancy occurring before the 

1884, c. 299, J J B 

§ 7 - first day of November, in any year, or in case either of 



CITY CHARTER. 11 

said officers shall decline to act, find shall give notice 
thereof to the city clerk on or before said first day of 
November, the mayor, with the approval of the board of 
aldermen, shall appoint some person qualified as aforesaid 
to fill said office ; and in making such appointment it shall 
be his duty to preserve in the precinct offices the just and 
equal representation of the two leading political parties. 
Every person so appointed shall be sworn to the faithful 
discharge of his duties. 

Every nomination made by the mayor under this sec- i8S5,c.266, 
tion and section 7 shall be acted on by the board of 
aldermen not less than one week nor more than ten days 
after it shall have been made. 

Sect. 10. In case of a vacancy in the office of warden, Deputy 

... . precinct 

clerk, or inspector of a precinct on the day of any officers. 
election, the person appointed as deputy of said warden, §7 / 
clerk, or inspector shall act in his place, and shall 
have the same powers and be subject to the same duties 
and liabilities as the officer for whom he acts. No 
deputy precinct officer shall have power to act in any 
official capacity, or while the polls are open or during 
the counting of the votes be admitted to the space 
reserved for the precinct officers, except while filling a 
vacancy as aforesaid ; and he shall receive no compen- 
sation except for attendance at the opening of the polls 
or for services while acting for the officer whose place 
he fills. 

In case the warden and deputy warden, or the clerk officers 
and deputy clerk, or one of the inspectors and his deputy, pro 
are absent at the time designated for the opening of the 
polls on the day of any election, a suitable person shall 
be elected by the voters of said precinct, by nomination 
and hand vote, with full power to act for the time being in 
place of the absent officer, and before entering upon the 



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

performance of his duties he shall be sworn by the 
warden or clerk, or, in the absence of both of said officers, 
by a justice of the peace,, to the faithful performance 
thereof. 1 
Powers of Sect. 11. The warden shall preside at all meetings of 

warden. 

18-6, c. 246, his precinct, and shall have the powers of moderators of 
1878, c. 243, town meetings. In case of his absence, the clerk, and, 
§ 2> in case of the absence of both warden and clerk, one of 

the inspectors, according to seniority in age, shall pre- 
side until a new warden has been chosen. 
Duty of Sect. 12. It shall be the duty of the clerk to make 

clerk. J 

ibid., §8. and keep a fair and true record of all meetings, and at 
the close of the municipal year to deliver such record, 
together with all other documents and papers held by him 
in his said capacity, to the city clerk, by whom such of 
them as need be shall be transmitted to the next precinct 
clerk. 

Duties of Sect. 13. It shall be the duty of the warden 

warden and 

inspectors. an( q inspectors of each precinct to receive, sort, 

182] , c. 110, L ± 

§ s- and count, and of the warden to declare, all votes 

1876, c. 246, a t an y election within such 'precinct; and tlie cleric 

may assist in assorting and counting the votes. 
Duties of Sect. 14. It shall be the duty of all precinct 

wardoffl- . M 

cersataii officers before named to attend and perform their 
1845, c. 2i7, respective duties at the times and places appointed 
for elections of any officers, whether of the United 
1884, c. 299, States, state, district, county, city, or ward, or for 
1876, c. 246, i] ie determination of any question submitted to the 

1 Supervisors of Elections. Chapter 299 of the acts of 1884 also provides 
that the governor shall, upon the petition in writing of ten qualified voters of 
the city, presented to him at least fourteen days before any election of state, 
district, county, or municipal officers, appoint, by and with the advice and con- 
sent of the council, for each voting precinct named in said petition, two citizens, 
residents of said city, one from each of the two leading political parties, to act 
as supervisors at the said election, with duties prescribed by statute. 



CITY CIIAltTEB. 13 

qualified voters by lawful authority; and to make 
and sign the regular returns of the same. 

Sect. 15. The qualified voters of said eity shall Electionof 

-1 •/ j mayor. 

at the annual meeting, be called upon to give in 1821 . cll °. 
their votes for one able and discreet person, being 1 Soe p - s - 

. c. 7, § 25. 

an inhabitant of the 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 meeting ; and in making such 
declaration and record the whole number of votes 
or ballots given in shall be distinctly stated, to- 
gether 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 the inspectors of elections, for each 'precinct, 
shall forthwith be transmitted or delivered by 
such precinct clerk to the clerk of the city. It 
shall be the duty of the 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 proceedings of the board 
of aldermen, or some other book to be kept for 
that purpose. 

Sect. 16. The board of aldermen shall, as soon Examine 
as convenient^ may be, after six days next follow- turns o/ 6 * 
ing such election, meet together and examine all I^ r . or 
the said returns, and they shall cause the person J 8 5 21 ' c ' 110 ' 
who may have been elected mayor to be notified, fg 8 *' ' 299 ' 



14 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

in writing, of his election ; but if it shall appear 
by said returns that no person has been elected, 
or if the person elected shall refuse to accept the 

189a, ct 401. office, the board shall [issue their warrants] 1 for a 
new election, and the same proceedings shall be 
had as are provided in the preceding section for 
the choice of a mayor, and repeated, from time to 
time, until a mayor shall be chosen. 2 

proceedings g E0T# yj Whenever, on examination by the 

in case of no " J 

choice of board of aldermen of the returns of votes given for 

mayor be- ° 

fore the mayor at the meetings of the 'precincts holden for 



commence- 



ment of the the purpose of electing that officer, last preceding 

municipal 

year. the first Monday of January in each year, no per- 
§4.' ' son shall appear to be chosen, the board of alder- 
men, by whom such examination is made, shall 
make a record of that fact, an attested copy of 
which record it shall be the duty of the city clerk 
to produce and read, on the first Monday of Janu- 
ary, in the presence of the members returned to 
serve as aldermen and common councilmen; and 
the oaths prescribed by law may be administered 
to the members-elect. The members of the board 
of aldermen shall thereupon proceed to elect a 
chairman, and the common council a president, in 
their respective chambers; and, being respectively 
organized, they shall proceed to business in the 
manner hereinafter provided, incase of the absence 
of the mayor ; and the board of aldermen shall 
forthwith [issue their warrants] for meetings of the 

1 See note on § 4, ante. 

2 See Stat. 1884, c. 299, §§ 29, 31, 32, for proceedings where a recount of bal- 
lots is demanded ; also Stat. 1883, c 42. 



1890, c. 401. 



CITY CHARTER. 15 

citizens of the respective wards, for the choice 
of tx mayor, at such time and place as they shall 
judge most convenient ; and the same proceedings 
shall be had, in all respects, as are hereinbefore 
directed, and shall be repeated, from time to time, 
until a mayor shall be duly chosen. 

Sect. 18. Whenever it shall appear, by the JZlTT 
regular returns of the elections of city officers, n ? ayor is 

O J > chosen, or a 

that a mavor has not been chosen, or that a full ful1 board oi 

^ aldermen is 

board of aldermen has not been elected, such of not eIected - 
the board of aldermen, whether they constitute a 
quorum or not, as may have been chosen, shall 
[issue their warrant, in the usual form], 1 for the 1890, c - m - 
election of a mayor, or such members of the board 
of aldermen as may be necessary; and the same 
proceedings shall be had and repeated, until the 
election of a mayor and aldermen shall be com- 
pleted, and all vacancies shall be filled in the said 
board; and in case neither a mayor nor any alder- 
man shall be elected at the usual time for electing 
the same, and after the powers of the former mayor 
and aldermen shall have ceased, it shall be the duty 
of the president of the common council [to issue 
his warrant, in the same manner as the board of 
aldermen would have done if elected] j 1 and the 
same proceeding shall be had and repeated, until 
a mayor or one or more aldermen shall be elected. 

Sect. 19. The city of Boston is hereby divided into Aidermanic 
twelve aidermanic districts, and wards one and two shall i 8 s4, e.250, 
constitute one district, to be known as the first alder- 5 

1 See note on § 4, ante. 



16 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

manic district ; wards three, four, and five shall consti- 
tute one district, to be known as the second aldermanic 
district ; wards six, seven, and eight shall constitute one 
district, to be known as the third aldermanic district ; 
wards nine and ten shall constitute one district, to be 
known as the fourth aldermanic district ; wards eleven 
and sixteen shall constitute one district, to be known as 
the fifth aldermanic district ; wards twelve and thirteen 
shall constitute one district, to be known as the sixth 
aldermanic district ; wards fourteen and fifteen shall con- 
stitute one district, to be known as the seventh alder- 
manic district ; wards seventeen and eighteen shall 
constitute one district, to be known as the eighth alder- 
manic district ; wards nineteen and twenty-two shall 
constitute one district, to be known as the ninth alder- 
manic district ; wards twenty and twenty-one shall 
constitute one district, to be known as the tenth alder- 
manic district ; wards twenty-three and twenty-five 
shall constitute one district, to be known as the eleventh 
aldermanic district ; and ward twenty-four shall con- 
stitute one district, to be known as the twelfth alder- 
manic district. 
Re-division j t s ^ a \i ^ e ^ e duty f the city council after any new 

1884, c. 250, J J f 

§2. division of said city into wards, to cause a new division 

of 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 inhabi- 
tants as nearly as convenience permits. 

Election of The qualified voters of said aldermanic district}; 

aldermen. 

i82i,c.iio, shall, at the annual meeting, be called upon to 

§ 6. 

1884, c. 250, give in their votes for one able and discreet per so i, 

§3. 



CITY CHARTER. 17 

being a legal voter and an inhabitant of the dis- 
trict, to be a member of the board of aldermen for 
the ensuing year, and all the votes so given, being 
sorted, counted, and declared by the warden and 
inspectors, shall be recorded at large by the clerk, 
in open precinct meeting; and, in making such dec- 
laration and record, the whole number of votes or 
ballots given in shall be particularly stated, to- 
gether with the name of every person voted for and 
the number of votes given for each person; and a 
transcript of such record, certified by the warden 
and clerk and a majority of the inspectors of each 
precinct, shall forthwith be transmitted to the city 
clerk; whereupon the same proceedings shall be 
had, to ascertain and determine the persons chosen 
as aldermen, as are hereinbefore directed in regard 
to the choice of mayor. And each alderman so 
chosen shall be duly notified, in writing, of his 
election, by the mayor and aldermen for the time 
being. 

A new election shall be ordered in any such district, 18s *> c - 25 °. 
in case of any failure by such district to elect an alder- 
man as herein provided, or in case of any vacancy by 
death, resignation, or other cause. 

Sect. 20. The qualified voters of each ward shall Common 

council. 

annually at the municipal election bring in their votes in ists, c.243, 
their respective precincts in such ward, for three able 18 7 6 , c . 225, 
and discreet men, qualified voters and inhabitants in said §8 ' 

> 18 ( 8, c. 243, 

ward, to be members of the common council for the§ 4 - 

1 1, , i ,, . . 1891, c. 88. 

ensuing year ; and all the ballots so given in, in each 
precinct, being sorted, counted, and declared, a public 
declaration of the result shall be made by the warden in 



18 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

open precinct meeting ; and a record of such proceed- 
ings shall be kept by the clerk in his journal, stating the 
number of ballots given for each person, written in 
words at length. 

[Sects. 21, 22, and 23, relating to the non-election 
of members of the common council, are repealed by 
chapter 225 of the acts of 1880.] 
Board of Sect. 24:. The board of aldermen, the common 

aldermen, 

eto.,to judge council, and the school committee shall have au- 

of elections. . . . 

i82i, c.iio, thonty to decide upon all questions relative to the 

§ 7. 

1875, c. 241, qualifications, elections, and returns of their re- 
spective members. 
vacancies Seot. 25. 1 Whenever there is a vacancy in the 
and com.™' board of aldermen or common council in the city 
moncoun- or Boston, by failure to elect, removal from the 
1880,0.225, c j^ death, resignation, or otherwise, it shall be 
i89o, c. 4oi. the duty of said board of aldermen [to issue their 
warrant] 2 in due form for an election to fill such 
vacancy, at such time and place as they may deem 
advisable; but in case of a vacancy in the com- 
mon council such warrant shall not be issued until 
the board of aldermen receive official notice of 
such vacancy. 
itemovaiof Seot. 26. All city and precinct officers shall 
cinct officers be held to discharge the duties of the offices to 
wards. 6 " which they have been respectively elected or ap- 
§89 S , knd 27 ' pointed, notwithstanding their removal after their 
e- 28, § 2. e i ec ti on out of their respective wards into any 
other wards of the city; but they shall not be so 

1 Section 25 of the chapter is repealed, and this section is enacted in 
place thereof. 

2 See note on § 4, ante. 



CITY CHARTER. 19 

held after they take up their permanent residence 
out of the city. 

Sect. 27. The mayor, aldermen, and common organ.za- 

tion of city 

councilmen, on the first Monday of January, or council. 
before entering on the duties of their offices, shall § 9 . ' 
respectively be sworn, by taking the oath of alle- 
giance and oath of office prescribed in the con- 
stitution of this commonwealth, and an oath to 
support the constitution of the United States. 
And 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 j)eaoe for the 
county of Suffolk. And such oaths shall be ad- 0atbof 

" office. 

ministered 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. 28. In case of the unavoidable absence Absenoe of 

mayor-elect. 

on account of sickness, or otherwise, of the mayor- 
elect, on the first Monday in January, the city 
government shall organize itself in the mode here- 
inbefore provided in cases wherein no person shall 
have been elected mayor at the meeting last pre- 
ceding the first Monday in January, and may pro- 
ceed to business in the same manner as if the 
mayor were present. 



20 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Aldermen g ECT . 29. After the organization of the city 

to choose a ~ «/ 

permanent government and the qualification of a mayor, and 

chairman. C - 1 - •> ' 

when a quorum of the board of aldermen shall be 
1885, c. 266, present, said board shall proceed to choose a per- 
manent chairman, who shall preside at all meetings 
of the board [and at conventions of the two 
branches in the absence of the mayor] ; 1 and, in 
case of any vacancy in the office of mayor, for any 
cause, he shall exercise all the powers and perform 
all the duties of the office as long as such vacancy 
shall continue. But he shall continue to have a 
vote in the board, and shall not have the veto 
power. 
cny cierk. Sect. 30. The board of aldermen and common 

1821, c. 110, 

§1 °- council, oil concurrent vote, in the month of Janu- 

1885, c. 266, ' J 

§ 2 - ary, shall choose a clerk for the term of one year, 

and until another person is duly chosen and quali- 
fied in his stead, who shall be sworn to the faithful 
discharge of the duties of his office, and shall be 
removable at the pleasure of the board of alder- 
men, the mayor thereto consenting. He shall be 
denominated the city clerk, and it shall be his duty 
to keep a journal of the acts and proceedings of 
the board of aldermen, to sign all warrants issued 
by them, and to do such other acts in his said capac- 
ity as may lawfully and reasonably be required of 
him ; and to deliver over all journals, books, papers, 
and documents intrusted to him as such clerk to 
his successor in office, immediately upon such suc- 
cessor being chosen and qualified as aforesaid, or 

1 The charter no longer provides for any convention of the two branches. 



CITY CHARTER. 21 

whenever he may be thereunto required by the 
aldermen. The city clerk thus chosen and quali- 
fied shall continue to have all the powers and 
perform all the duties now by law belonging to 
him. 

Sect. 31. In case of a vacancy in the office Vacancyin 

" office of city 

of city clerk, from any cause, the same shall be clerk - 
filled in the manner provided in the preceding 
section. 

Sect. 32. In case of the temporary absence of Absence of 

x ** city clerk. 

the city clerk, the mayor, by and with the advice See p - 8 -< 

J J •> J c. 28, §10. 

and consent of the board of aldermen, may appoint 
a city clerk pro tempore. 

Sect. 33. [The administration of police, together Executive 

. and other 

with] 1 the executive powers of said city, and all the powers of 
executive powers formerly (prior to May 27, 1885) mi.T.Tio, 
vested in the board of aldermen as such, as surveyors § 13< 

J 1885, c. 266, 

of highways, county commissioners, or otherwise, are § 6. 
vested in the mayor, to be exercised through the several p. s., c. 22, 
officers and boards of the city in their respective depart- ^ ^' c ' 29 ' 
ments, under his general supervision and control. All 1870 ' c - 337 - 

L 1882, c. 164. 

other powers heretofore vested in the board of aldermen 
remain unchanged. 

A majority of the members of the board shall Q uorum - 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of busi- 
ness. Their meetings shall be public. 

The city council may provide by ordinance that the salary and 
members of the board of aldermen shall each receive an aldermen. 
annual salary not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, and 1888 ' c ' 286, 
thereafter no sum shall be paid from the city treasury for 
or on account of any personal expenses, directly or indi- 



1 For present condition of police powers see § 77 of this charter. 



22 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Common 
council a 
separate 
body. 
1821, c. 110, 
§11. 



President. 



Clerk. 



Sittings to 
be public. 
Quorum. 
1872, c. 15. 



Powers of 
city council. 
1821, c. 110, 
§16. 



rectly incurred by or in behalf of any member of said board, 
except for carriage-hire or car-fare actually incurred in the 
performance of official duty, and in each case especially 
authorized by vote of the said board or of a regularly ap- 
pointed committee of the said board of the city council. 
Sect. 34. The persons so chosen and qualified 
as members of the common council of the said 
city shall sit and act together as a separate body, 
distinct from that of the board of aldermen, [ex- 
cept in those cases in which the two bodies are to 
meet in convention]; 1 and the said council shall 
have power from time to time to choose one of 
their own members to preside over their delibera- 
tions, and to preserve order therein, and also to 
choose a clerk, who shall be under oath faithfully 
to discharge the duties of his office, who shall 
hold such office during the pleasure of said coun- 
cil, and whose duty it shall be to attend said 
council when the same is in session, to keep a 
journal of its acts, votes, and proceedings, and to 
perform such other services, in said capacity, as 
said council may require. All sittings of the 
common council shall be public; and a majority 
of all the members of the common council shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 
Sect. 35. All other powers (except hereinafter 
noted as laJcen away by law) heretofore by law 
vested in the town of Boston, or in the inhabi- 
tants thereof, as a municipal corporation, or in 
the city council of the city of Boston, shall be 



1 See note on § 29, ante. 



CITY CHARTER. 23 

and hereby arc continued to be vested in the 
mayor, aldermen, and common council of the said 
city, to be exercised by concurrent vote, each 
board as hereby constituted having a negative 
upon the proceedings of the other, and the mayor 
having a veto power as hereinafter provided. 
More especially they shall have power to make p y g la ^ 8, 
all such needful and salutary by-laws or ordi- 28 - 
nances, not inconsistent with the laws of this 
commonwealth, as towns by the laws of this com- 
monwealth have power to make and establish, 
and to annex penalties not exceeding fifty dollars 
for the breach thereof ; which by-laws and ordi- 
nances shall take effect and be in force from and 
after their passage, or the time therein respec- 
tively limited, without the sanction or confirma- 
tion of any court or other authority whatso- 
ever. 

Sect. 36. The citv council shall also have power Assessment 

d l of taxes. 

from time to time to lav and assess taxes 1 for all 1821, c. no, 
purposes for which towns are by law required or 
authorized to assess and grant money, and also for 
all purposes for which county taxes maybe levied 1822 ' c - 85 - 
and assessed, so long as other towns in the county 
shall not be liable to taxation for county purposes. 
But in the assessment and apportionment of all 
such taxes upon the polls and estates of all per- 
sons liable to contribute thereto, the same rules 
and regulations shall be observed as are now es- 
tablished by the laws of this commonwealth, or 

1 Subject to limitations of Stat. 1885, c. 178. 



24 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

may be hereafter enacted, relative to the assess- 
ment and apportionment of town taxes. 
*%?T Sect - 37 - The said cit J council shall also have 
fS' ' 110 ' P ower to provide for the assessment and collection 
of such taxes, and to make appropriations of all 
public moneys, and provide for the disbursement 
thereof, and take suitable measures to insure a 
just and prompt account thereof ; and for these 
Assessor^ purposes may establish the number of assessors and 
1885, c. 266, assistant assessors to be appointed as the law 
directs, or may provide for the election of the same 
by the citizens, as in their judgment may be most 
may d b e et re.' conducive to the public good ; and may also re- 
quired. q U j re f all persons intrusted with the collection, 
custody, or disbursement of public moneys, such 
bonds, with such conditions and such sureties as 
the case may in their judgment require. 
Assessors, Assessors and assistant assessors may hold office for 

term of 

office. such term, not exceeding three years, as the city council 

1884, c. 123. . ... „, 

may by ordinance prescribe. 
Assistant -j.^ ass i s t a nt assessors of taxes shall be appointed by 

assessors, L l •' 

1885, c. 266, the assessors of taxes, subject to confirmation by the 

mayor, and may be removed by the assessors for such 
cause as they shall deem sufficient and shall assign in 
their order for removal. 
Cit F Sect. 38. The city council may provide for the estab- 

officers. _ J J 1 

1821, c. no, lishment of all offices necessary for the wood government 

§16. . . . 

of said city, not otherwise provided for, and may pre- 
scribe the duties and fix the compensation attached there- 
i885,c.266. to. Such officers, however, shall be appointed by the 
1890, c. 4i8. mayor subject to confirmation by the board of aldermen ; 
provided, that such officers do not come under the desig- 



CITY CHARTER. 25 

nation of subordinates, in which case they shall be 
appointed by the heads of departments respectively. 1 

Sect. 39. The city council shall have the care Car ; a , nd . 

J custody of 

and superintendence of the public buildings, and city prop " 
the care, custody, and management of all the prop- i82i,c.iie, 
erty of the city, 2 with power to lease or sell the 
same, except the Common and Faneuil Hall. And 
the said city council shall have power to purchase pu^se 
property, real or personal, in the name and for the P r °P ert y- 
use of the city, whenever its interest or conven- 
ience may in their judgment require it. 

Sect. 40. All the power and authority now by Boardof 

1 J J health. 

law vested in the city council, or in the board of 18 ' 21 - cll0 > 
mayor and aldermen, relative to the public health p.s.,c.8o. 
and the quarantine of vessels, shall continue to be 
vested in the city council, to be carried into exe- 
cution by the appointment of one or more health 
commissioners ; or in such other manner as the 
health, cleanliness, comfort, and order of the city 
may, in their judgment, require, subject to such 
alterations as the legislature may from time to 
time adopt. The powers and duties above named 
may be exercised and carried into effect by the 
city council in any manner which they may pre- 
scribe, or through the agency of any persons to 
whom they may delegate the same, notwithstand- 
ing a personal exercise of the same, collectively or 
individually, is prescribed by previous legislation, 
and the city council may constitute either branch, 

1 For authority of removal and tenure of office, see Stat. 1885, c. 266, §§ 1, 4; 
1890, c. 418. 

2 Subject to limitations of Stat. 1885, c. 266, § 12. 



26 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

or any committee of their number, whether joint 
or separate, the board of health, for all or for par- 
ticular purposes. 

Provided, however, that they do not exercise any pow- 
ers prohibited to them by Stat. 1885, chap. 266, section 
12. 
i88i, c. 229, -pj ie members of the board of health may hold office 

§2. J 

for the term of three years respectively, from the first 
Monday in May in the year of their appointment. 

surveyor s ECT . 41. The board of aldermen shall be sur- 

lsllf'c. 2. veyors of highways for said" city. 

See 1885, j$ u £ t} ie executive powers of surveyors of highways are 

c. 266, § 6. 

vested in the mayor, to be exercised as provided by 
law. 
citytreas. Sect. 42. The mayor shall, in the month of 

urer. 

1821, c. no, May or June, appoint, subject to confirmation by 
1885,0.266, the board of aldermen, a suitable person to be the 
p.s. c.23, treasurer of said city, who shall also be county 
§3- treasurer, and who shall hold his office until 



? 



his successor is chosen and qualified in his 
stead. 

stat. 1875, He shall exercise all the powers belonging to his office 

c. 176. 11 

except those given to the collector ; and he may be re- 
moved by the mayor for such cause as the latter shall deem 
sufficient and shall assign in his order for removal. 
Collector. There shall be appointed annually in the month of 
1885, C 269, May or June, by the mayor, subject to confirmation by 
§1, the board of aldermen, a suitable person to be collector 

of the city of Boston, who shall hold office until his suc- 
cessor is chosen and qualified. Said collector shall have 
powers formerly possessed by the treasurer of this city 
as collector of taxes, and shall also collect and receive all 
assessments, betterments, taxes, dues, and money pay- 



CITY CHARTER. 27 

able on any account to the city of Boston or the county 
of Suffolk, and shall have all the powers with»respect to 
such collections formerly possessed by the said treasurer ; 
and shall pay over any and all money received by him to 
said treasurer within twenty-four hours after receiving 
the same, taking the treasurer's receipt therefor in 
duplicate, and shall file a copy of said duplicate 
with the auditor. He shall give a sufficient bond, and 
shall receive such salary as the city council may 
determine. 

Sect. 43. No member of the city council shall Members °f 

•J *J city council 

be eligible durinq the term for which he was ineligible 

a u to other offi- 

chosen, to any office, by appointment or by election ^. 
of said city council or either branch thereof, the §21. 
salary of which office is payable out of the city 
treasury; and neither the mayor nor any alder- 
man or member of the common council shall, at 
the same time, hold any office of emolument under 
the city government. 

No member of the city council shall, during the term i 885 > c - 266 . 
for which he is elected, be appointed to or hold any office 
included under the provisions of sections one and two of 
chapter 266 of the acts of the year 1885. 

Sect. 44. On or before the last day of June, A.D. ^ s r ; senta - 
1865, and every tenth year thereafter, a census of the Con8t - am -> 
legal voters of the commonwealth shall be taken, and 
the two hundred and forty representative districts shall 
be apportioned among the several counties, equally, as 
nearly as may be. On the first Tuesday of August, in 
the year next thereafter, the board of aldermen of the 
city of Boston shall divide the county of Suffolk into 
representative districts of contiguous territory ; provided, 
however, that no ward of a city be divided therefor, nor 



28 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

shall any district be made which shall be entitled to elect 
more than three representatives. 1 
compensa. Sect. 45. The mayor of the city, chosen and 

tion of the ^ ^ ' 

mayor. qualified as hereinbefore provided, shall be taken 

1821, c. 110, - 1 \ 

§ 12. and deemed to be the chief executive officer of 

said corporation ; and he shall be compensated for 
his services by a salary, to be fixed by the board 
of aldermen and common council by concurrent 
vote, payable at stated periods, which salary shall 

1885, c. 266, n0 £ j e £ ess fj mn th e sum f g ve thousand dollars 

§ 11- 

annually; and he shall receive no other compensa- 
tion or emolument whatever; and no regulations 
enlarging or diminishing such compensation shall 
be made, to take effect until the expiration of the 
year for which the mayor then in office shall have 
been elected, and said salary, when fixed, shall 
continue until changed by the city council as 
aforesaid. 

SSatte.™ Sect - 46 - Jt sha11 be the dut y of the ma y° r t0 

1821, c.iio, i^ vigilant and active at all times in causing the 
laws for the government of said city to be duly 
executed and put in force, to inspect the conduct 
of all subordinate officers in the government 
thereof, and, as far as may be in his power, to 
cause all negligence, carelessness, and positive 
violation of duty to be duly prosecuted and pun- 
To summon jg] 3e( j < jj e s i m n have power, whenever in his 

meetings. 1 ' 

judgment the good of said city may require it, to 

i By Stat. 1886, chap. 256, the county of Suffolk was allowed 52 representatives, 
which were duly assigned as follows : Wards 22 and 25, one each, and all the 
other wards in Boston two each ; Wards 1, 2, and 3 of Chelsea, collectively, two ; 
Ward 4 of Chelsea, and towns of Bevere and Winthrop, collectively, two. 



CITY CHARTER. 29 

summon meetings of the board of aldermen and 
common council, or either of them, although the 
meetings of said boards may stand adjourned to a 
more distant day, and shall cause suitable notice 
in writing of such meetings to be given to the 
respective members of said boards. And he shall Mee8a s e9 - 
from time to time communicate to both branches 
of the city council all such information, and rec- 
ommend all such measures, as may tend to the 
improvement of the finances, the police, health, 
security, cleanliness, comfort, and ornament of 
the said city. 

The mayor of the city of Boston shall have power at all command 

of police in 

times, in any emergency, of which he shall be the judge, emergency. 
to assume command of the whole or any part of the police . 8 ' ' c- 
force in said city. In case of tumult, riot, or violent in case of 
disturbance of public order, the mayor of said city shall i8S5 )C . 323, 
have, as the exigency of his judgment ma}' require, the §6 ' 
right to assume control, for the time being, of the police 
of the 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 pro- 
mulgated by him for the suppression of such tumult and 
the restoration of order. 

The mayor of the city of Boston shall appoint, subject Appoint. 
to confirmation by the board of aldermen, all officers officers. 
and boards now (May 27, 1885) elected by the city coun- * 8 f' c - 266 ' 
cil or board of aldermen, or appointed by him subject to 
confirmation, and all whose offices may hereafter be es- 
tablished by the city council or board of aldermen, for 
such terms of service, respectively, as are or may be fixed 
by law or ordinance ; and he may remove any of said Removal, 
officers or members of such boards for such cause as he 



30 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

shall deem sufficient and shall assign in his order for 
removal. 
Executive j t s h a n De the duty of the mayor to secure the honest, 

business. 

1885, ibid., efficient, and economical conduct of the entire executive 
1890, c. 4i8. and administrative business of the city, and the harmo- 
nious and concerted action of the different departments. 

contracts. Everv contract made by said officers and boards, in which 
ibid. J J 

the amount involved exceeds two thousand dollars, must 

be approved by the mayor before it can go into effect. 

consuita- The mayor shall, once a month oroftener, call together 

tion of . 

heads of de- the heads of departments tor consultation and advice upon 
isssT'^ tne affairs of the city; and at such meetings and at all 
§7 - times they shall furnish such information as to matters 

under their control as the mayor may request. 
Annual T;he mayor shall examine, and submit with his recom- 

estimates. 

ibid., §8. mendations thereon to the city council, annual estimates, 
furnished by all officers and boards, having authority to 
expend money, of the money required for their respective 
departments and offices during the next financial year. 

veto power Sect. 47. Every ordinance, order, resolution, 

of the 

mayor. r vote to which the concurrence of the board of 
aldermen and of the common council may be nec- 
essary [except on a question of convention of the 
two branches]/ and every order of either branch, 
involving the expenditure of money, shall be pre- 
sented to the mayor; if he approve thereof he 
shall signify his approbation by signing the same ; 
but, if not, he shall return the same, with his ob- 
jections, to the branch in which it originated, who 
shall enter the objections of the mayor at large 
on their records, and proceed to reconsider said 
ordinance, order, resolution, or vote; and if, 

1 See note on § 29, ante. 



CITY CHARTER. 31 

after such reconsideration, two-thirds of the 
board of aldermen or common council, notwith- J 8 , 76 ' c> 193> 

7 9 1. 

standing such objections, agree to pass the same, 8eeP.s.,c. 
it shall, together with the objections, be sent to 1885 > c - 266 . 
the other branch of the city council (if it origi-i854,c.448, 
nally required concurrent action), where it shall 
also be reconsidered, and, if approved by two- 
thirds of the members present, it shall be in force ; 
but in all cases the vote shall be determined by 
yeas and nays; and if such ordinance, order, reso- 
lution, or vote shall not be returned by the mayor 
within ten days after it shall have been presented, 
the same shall be in force. But the veto power 
of the mayor shall not extend to the election of 
officers required by any law or ordinance to be 
chosen by the city council by concurrent action, 
unless expressly so provided therein. 

When an ordinance, order, resolution, or vote of the Veto of sep- 
city council, or of either branch thereof, involving the isss, c. 266, 
appropriation or expenditure of money, or the raising of 
a tax, and including separate items or sums, is presented 
to the mayor of the city for his approval, he may approve 
some of the items or sums, and disapprove others ; and 
in case of such disapproval 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 ob- 
jections in writing, to that branch of the city council in 
which the ordinance, order, resolution, or vote originated. 
The items or sums so disapproved shall not be in force 
unless passed in the manner provided in section 47 of 
chapter 448 of the acts of 1854. 



32 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

mayVfand Sect. 48. Iii all cases where anything is or 
g e d e e ™" may be required or authorized by any law or 
c. 266, §10. ordinance to be done by the mayor and aldermen, 
the board of aldermen shall first act thereon ; and 
any order, resolution, or vote of said board shall 
be presented to the mayor for his approval, and 
the same proceedings shall be had as are provided 
in section 47 of chapter 448 of the acts of 1854. 
18S2, c. 164. j n ] aws re ] a ting to cities the words mayor and alder- 
men shall be construed to mean board of aldermen. 
fp a p y ° int°offi- [Sect. 49. 1 In all cases wherein appointments 
cers by con- ^ Q ffi ce are directed to be made bv the mayor 

sent ot •/ «/ 

aldermen. an( j aldermen, they shall be made by the mayor, 

1821, c. 110, J J J •> 

§ 2 i- by and with the advice and consent of the alder- 

See 1890, c. 

418. men ; and such officers may be removed by the 

mayor.] 
^offlcerf Sect. 50. In the case of the decease, inability, 
mayor. absence, or resignation of the mayor, and when- 

1821, c. 110, ' ° J ' 

§ 5 - ever there is a vacancy in the office from any 

cause, and the same being declared, and a vote 
passed by the aldermen and common council 
respectively, declaring such cause and the expe- 
diency of electing a mayor for the time being to 
supply the vacancy thus occasioned, the board of 
aldermen shall [issue their warrants in due form,] 2 
for the election of mayor, and the same proceed- 
ings shall be had as are hereinbefore provided for 
the choice of a mayor. 

Absence or j n case f ^ ie death, resignation, or absence of the 

inability. ° 

Superseded by Stat. 1885, c. 266. 
2 See note on § 4, ante. 



CITY CHARTER. 33 

mayor, or his inability to perform the duties of his office, ™ 82 . c - 182 > 
the same shall devolve upon the chairman or presiding 
officer of the board of aldermen, and, if there is no such 
chairman or presiding officer, the same shall devolve 
upon the president of the common council, until the 
mayor is able to attend to his duties or the vacancy is filled 
as provided by the charter. The person on whom such Actmg 

L « i mayor. 

duties shall devolve shall be styled "acting mayor," and IMd >§ 2 - 
shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters not 
admitting of delay, and shall have no power to make any 
permanent appointments. 

Sect. 51. All boards and officers acting under ^f°T te " 

O bihty for 

the authority of the said corporation, and intrusted public 

^ L ' money. 

with the expenditure of public money, shall be 1821 > cll0 > 
accountable therefor to the city council, in such seeisss, 

c. 266, § 6. 

manner as they may direct ; and it shall be the 

duty of the city council to publish and distribute 1890, c - 418- 

annually, for the information of the citizens, a par- Annual 

financial 

ticular statement of the receipts and expenditures statement. 
of all public moneys, and a particular statement 
of all city property. 

Sect. 52. On the first Monday in February in each overseers 

of poor. 

year, or within sixty days thereafter, there shall be ap- i 8 64, c. 128. 
pointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the ^fTs'i 
board of aldermen, four persons, residents of the city, to 
be overseers of the poor. They shall hold office for three 
years from the first Monday in April following such 
appointment and until other persons are appointed in 
their places. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner for 
the unexpired term, and the mayor may remove any over- 
seer for cause. They shall render such an account and 
report of their expenditures, acts, and doings as the city 
council may require. 



34 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



school Sect. 53. The school committee shall consist 

committee. 

1835,0.128, of the persons hereinafter mentioned. A major- 
i85i, c. 309. ity of the persons duly elected shall constitute a 

1875, c. 241. 

see 1885, quorum for the transaction ot business. 

Election of Sect. 54. At the annual municipal election eight per- 

school com- 
mittee. 

18-5, c. 241. of said school committee to serve for the term of three 



sons, inhabitants of the city, shall be chosen as members 



years, and to receive no compensation. The city clerk 
shall enter the returns of said elections in his official rec- 
ord, and the board of aldermen shall cause certificates of 
election to be issued to the persons who appear to be 
p. s.,c. 44, elected ; but the school committee shall be the final judge 

§ --■ 

of the qualifications and elections of its own members. 
Vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the mu- 
nicipal year in a convention of said school committee and 
board of aldermen. 
orgamza- Sect. 55. The persons so chosen as members 

tion of 

school com- of the school committee shall meet and organize 

mittee. 

1886, c. 33. on the second Monday in January in each year. 
secretary They shall choose a secretary, not of their own 

andsubordi- ^ " ' •* 

nateoffi- number, and such subordinate officers as they may 
1875, c. 24i. deem expedient, and shall define their duties, 

fix their compensation and may remove them at 

'pleasure. 
Powers and S ECT . 56. The said committee shall have the 

duties of 

school com- care an( j management of the public schools, and 

mittee. ± 

1821, c.iio, may elect all such instructors as they may deem 

§ 19. ^ J J 

1875, c. 241. proper, and remove the same whenever they con- 
sider it expedient. And, generally, they shall 
have all the powers and discharge the duties in 
relation to the care and management of the public 
schools which by law are imposed upon the school 
committees of cities or towns. 



CITY CHARTER. 35 

All orders, resolutions, or votes of the school commit- Mayor to 

approve 

tee of said city, which involve the expenditure of money, orders. 
shall be presented to the mayor for his approval, and § 10 .' 
thereupon the same proceedings shall be had by the 
mayor and the school committee as are provided in 
section forty-seven of this charter to be had by the 
mayor and a single branch of the city council ; but 
nothing in this section contained shall affect the powers 
or duties of said board in relation to votes cast at elec- 
tions. 

Sect. 57. Every male citizen of twenty-one Q ualiSca - 

* / " tions of 

years of age and upwards, excepting paupers and votera . at 
persons under guardianship, who shall have resided elections, 

etc. 

withm the commonwealth one year, and within the imi, c. ho, 
city six months next preceding any meeting of 
citizens, either in wards or in general meeting, for 
municipal purposes, [and who shall have paid by 
himself, or his parent, master, or guardian, any 
state or county tax, which, within two years next 
preceding such meeting, shall have been assessed 
upon him in any town or district in this common- 
wealth, and also every citizen who shall be by law 
exempted from taxation, and who shall be in all 
other respects qualified as above mentioned,] 1 shall 
have a right to vote at such meeting, and no other 
person shall be entitled to vote at such meeting. 

Every woman who is a citizen of this commonwealth, women to 

vote for 

of twenty- one years of age and upwards, and has the school com. 
educational qualifications required by the twentieth arti- TmX'wz, 
cle of the amendments to the constitution, excepting §1 ' 
paupers and persons under guardianship, who shall have 

1 Void by Amend. Const, adopted 1891. 



36 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

resided in this commonwealth one year, and within the 
city or town in which she claims the right to vote six 
months next preceding any meeting of citizens, either in 
wards or in general meeting for municipal purposes [and 
who shall have paid by herself, or her parent or guar- 
dian, or trustee, a state or county tax, which within two 

i88i, c. i9i, years next preceding such meeting has been assessed upon 
her in any city or town] ,* shall have a right to vote at such 
town or city meeting for members of school committees. 

Registrars Sect. 58. There shall be established a board of regis- 

of voters. 

1874, c. eo. trars of voters, to consist of three able and discreet men, 

inhabitants of the city, to be paid such salaries as the 

city council may determine, but without any reduction 

1886, c. 266, during a term of service. Annually, in the month of 
§ i. . 

February or March, the mayor shall appoint, subject to 

confirmation by the board of aldermen, one member of 
said board of registrars of voters to hold office for the term 
of three years from the first day of April in the year of his 
appointment. They shall perform all the duties in regard 
to the preparation, correction, revision, publication, and 
transmission to the precinct officers of the alphabetical 
lists of voters to be used at elections in said city, de- 
volved upon th»m by law. 
inspectors And, to prevent all frauds and mistakes in such 

to allow no L . 

one to vote elections, it shall be the duty of the inspectors in 

whose name 

is not on the each precinct to take care that no person shall 

iMi.c.no, vote at such election whose name is not so borne 

on the list of voters, and to cause a mark to be 

placed against the name of each voter on such 

list, at the time of giving in his vote. 

Election of Sect. 59. All elections for governor, lieutenant- 

national and "-> ' 

state offi- governor, senators, representatives, representatives 



cers 



1 Void bj- Amend. Const, adopted 1891. 



CITY CHARTER. 37 

to congress and all other officers, who are to be j 2< ' c ' 
chosen and voted for by the people, shall be held 1878,c ' 243 ' 
at meetings of the citizens qualified to vote in 
such elections, in their respective 'precincts at the 
time fixed by law for those elections respectively. 
And at such meetings, all the votes given in 
being collected, sorted, counted, and declared by § ! 26 ' ,c ' 
the inspectors of elections in each precinct, it 
shall be the duty of the clerk of such precinct 
to make a true record of the same, specifying 
therein the whole number of ballots given in, the 
name of each person voted for, and the number 
of votes for each, expressed in words at length. 
And a transcript of such record, certified by the 
warden, clerk, and the inspectors of elections 
in such precinct, shall forthwith be transmitted or 
delivered by each precinct clerk to the clerk of 
the city. And it shall be the duty of the city clerk 
forthwith to enter such returns, or a plain and 
intelligible abstract of them, as they are succes- 
sively received in the journals of the proceedings 
of the board of aldermen, or in some other book 
kept for that purpose. And it shall be the dutv Examin j a - 

A L L v tion and re- 

of the board of aldermen to meet together as soon turnof 

votes. 

as may be after six days following every such ism. c. 299, 
election, and examine and compare all the said 
returns, and thereupon to make out a certificate Certiflcate - 
of the result of such election, to be signed by a 
majority of the aldermen, and also by the city 
clerk, which shall be transmitted, delivered, or 
returned, in the same manner as similar returns 



38 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

are by law directed to be made by the selectmen 
of towns; and such certificates and returns shall 
have the same force and effect, in all respects, as 
like returns of similar elections made by the 
fiBt"? votes selectmen of towns. At the election of governor, 
for gover- lieutenant-governor, and senators, it shall be the 

nor, etc., to o ' ' 

be transmit- duty of the board of aldermen to make and seal 

ted to the J 

secretary or U p separate lists of persons voted for as governor, 
lieutenant-governor, and senators, of the common- 
wealth, with the number of votes for each person, 
written in words at length against his name, and 
to transmit said lists to the secretary of the com- 

votesfor nionwealth, or to the sheriff of the county. The 

electors of ** 

president, board of aldermen shall, within three days next 

etc., how 

and when to after the day of any election of electors of presi- 

mittedto dent and vice-president of the United States, 

tary. " held by virtue of the laws of this commonwealth, 

or of the United States, deliver, or cause to be 

delivered, the lists of votes thereof, sealed up, to 

ism, c. 167, t j ie s h er jff f the county ; and the said sheriff 

shall, within four days after receiving said lists, 

transmit the same to the office of the secretary of 

the commonwealth ; or the said aldermen may, 

and when the office of sheriff is vacant they shall, 

themselves transmit the said lists to the said office, 

within seven days after the election ; and all votes 

not so transmitted shall be rejected. 

No choice If it shall appear that no choice of a representative has 

of repre- . 

sentatives. been effected, by reason of two or more persons having 
18,4,0.376, ^ same num b er f votes, so that no person has a 

plurality, a certificate of the fact shall be transmitted to 



CITY CHARTER. 



39 



the office of the secretary of the commonwealth by the 
board of aldermen. 

And in case of no choice being made of repre- Proceeding 

~ L in case or no 

sentative to congress, in either district of which electio » for 



1 & 1 vo^, 



represent;!.- 



the city of Boston composes a part, or in case of "veto con- 
any vacancy happening in said districts, or either 
of them, the governor shall cause precepts for new 
elections to be directed to the board of aldermen 
of said chy as often as occasion shall require ; and 
such new elections shall be held, and all proceed- 
ings thereon had, and returns made, in conformity 
with the foregoing provisions. 

Sect. 60. 1 General meetings of the citizens, Gen t eral . 

o ' meetings or 

qualified to vote in city affairs, may from time to JJj^Y^Jf" 
time be held to consult upon the common good,§ 25 - 
to give instructions to their representatives, and 
to take all lawful measures to obtain a redress of 1882 > c - 204 - 
any grievances, according to the right secured to 
the people by the constitution of this common- 
wealth. Such meetings shall and may be duly 
warned by the board of aldermen, upon the requi- l* e J™ ' 
sition of twenty-five qualified voters of each ward 
of said city. If the board of aldermen refuses or 
neglects to call any such meeting, any justice of 
the municipal court of said city may, upon a like 
requisition, by a warrant under his hand in such 
form, and so served, executed, and returned, as he 
shall determine, call such meeting at such time 
and in such manner as he may direct, and shall 
appoint some one to preside therein until the same 

1 Section 60 of the charter is repealed, and this section enacted in place thereof. 



40 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

shall be duly organized by the choice of clerk and 
chairman. 



Warranto. 



Power of 
legislature 
to alter the 
charter. 



Provision. 



Sect. 61. 1 All warrants for the meeting of the 
ingstobe c itj zens f or municipal purposes, to be had either 

issued by i J. 1 ? 

the board of m general meeting- or in precincts, shall be issued 

aldermen. ° ° 1 

]82i, c.iio, D y the board of aldermen, and in such form, and 

§ 26. 

shall be served, executed, and returned at such 
time and in such manner as the city council may 
by any by-law or ordinance direct and appoint. 

Sect. 62. Nothing in this act contained shall 
be so construed as to restrain or prevent the leg- 

1821, ciio, j s i a ture from amending or altering the same when- 
ever they shall deem it expedient. 

firTcharter. Sect. 63. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed ; provided, how- 
ever, that the repeal of the said acts shall not effect 
any act done, or any right accruing, or accrued, or 
established, or any suit or proceeding had or com- 
menced in any civil case, before the time when 
such appeal shall take effect; and that no offence 
committed, and no penalty or forfeiture incurred 
under the acts hereby repealed, and before the 
time when such repeal shall take effect, shall be 
effected by the repeal; and that no suit or prose- 
cution pending at the time of the said repeal for 
any offence committed, or for the recovery of any 
penalty or forfeiture incurred, under the acts 
hereby repealed, shall be effected by such repeal ; 
and provided, also, that all persons, who, at the 
time when the said repeal shall take effect, shall 

1 See note on § 4, ante. 



CITY CHARTER. 41 

hold any office under the said acts, shall continue 
to hold the same according to the tenure thereof; 
and provided, also, that all the by-laws and ordi- 
nances of the city of Boston, which shall be in 
force at the time when the said repeal shall take 
effect, shall continue in force until the same are 
repealed by the city council; and all officers 
elected under such by-laws and ordinances shall 
continue in office according to the tenure thereof. 

Sect. 64. Wo act which has been heretofore re- Rl peal not 

to revive 

pealed shall be revived by the repeal of the acts other aocs - 
mentioned in the preceding section. 

Sect. 65. This act shall be void unless the in- Acttobe 

submitted 

habitants of the city of Boston, at a legal meeting totheciti - 

zens. 

called for that purpose, by a written vote, determine 
to adopt the same; 1 and the qualified voters of the 
city shall be called upon to give in their votes 
upon the acceptauce of this act, at meetings in the 
various wards, duly warned by the mayor and 
aldermen, to be held on or before the second Mon- 
day of November; and thereupon the same pro- 
ceedings shall be had respecting the sorting, 
counting, declaring, recording, and returns of said 
votes, as is herein provided at the election of 
mayor; and the board of mayor and aldermen shall, 
within three days, meet together and compare the 
returns of the ward officers; and, if it appear that 
the citizens have voted to adopt this act, the mayor if adopted, 

when to 

shall make proclamation of the fact, and thereupon take effect. 
the act shall take effect for the purpose of electing 

1 Accepted November 15, 1854. Yeas, 9,1 66 ; nays, 990. 



42 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

municipal officers at the next annual election, and 
for all other purposes it shall take effect on and 
after the first Monday of January next [1855]. 

street com- g ECT> 66 (additional). There shall be chosen by the 

miBBioners. v ' *> 

1870, c. 337. qualified voters of the city, at each annual municipal elec- 
tion, one street commissioner, to hold office for three years 
from the first Monday in January following said election. 
The board of street commissioners shall exercise all the 
powers heretofore held by the board of aldermen con- 
cerning the laying out, altering, or discontinuing the 
streets and ways of said city, or in regard to the abate- 
ment of taxes ; but if the cost of laying out or discon- 
tinuing or altering any street, lane, or alley, together 
with the similar expense on such way, shall exceed ten 
thousand dollars, the matter shall be referred to the city 
council for approval or rejection. The city council may 
also initiate and direct action in such matters by a two- 
thirds vote of each branch. 

Salaries. The sa ^ commissioners shall receive a salary of not less 

1879, c. 198. J 

than two thousand dollars each. Any vacancy occur- 
ring in such board shall be filled by a concurrent vote of 
the city council, and the person so elected shall hold the 
office until his successor at the next municipal election 
shall be chosen and qualified. 
commis- g ECTi 67 (additional). The mayor of the city of Bos- 

sioners or \ / %j .' 

public insti- ton shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the board of 

tutions. 

1889, c. 245. aldermen, three able and discreet men, inhabitants of said 

3 * e '' c ' city, who shall constitute a board of said city, to be known 

1885, c. 266. as ^ ie commissioners of public institutions, and who shall 

hold office, one for the term of three years, one for the 

fiT u ' °" term of two years, and one for the term of one year, 

beginning with the first Monday in April, in the year 

eighteen hundred and eighty-nine ; and annually there- 



CITY CHARTER. 43 

after, the mayor shall appoint, subject to confirmation as 
aforesaid, one such commissioner to hold office for the 
term of three years, beginning with the first Monday in 
April in the year of his appointment. Any vacancy 
occurring shall be filled by the appointment, as aforesaid, 
of a commissioner for the remainder of the unexpired 
term. The members of said board shall each receive a 
salary of three thousand dollars per year, or such larger 
salary as the said city may, by ordinance, provide. The 
provisions of chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five shall 
apply to said board and to the members thereof. The 
said board of commissioners of public institutions shall 
have the charge and control of all the public institutions 
of the city of Boston and of the county of Suffolk, which 
are now under the charge and control of the board of 
directors for public institutions, and they shall have and 
enjoy all the pow T ers and authority, and be subject to all 
the duties and limitations, now held by or imposed upon 
said last named board. 

Sect. 68 (additional). The mayor shall appoint, Buildings, 

survey and 

subject to the confirmation of the board of aldermen, a inspection. 
chief officer of the department for the survey and inspec- § 4 . ' e ' - ' 
tion of buildings, to hold office for the term of three 1885 ' c - 266- 
years and until his successor shall take office. He may 
be removed by the mayor for malfeasance, incapacity, 
or neglect of duty. He shall perform all the duties and 
have all the powers conferred upon him by statute. 

Sect. 69 {additional) . The trustees of the public PubUc 

library 

library shall be five in number. In the month of April, trustees. 
annually, the mayor shall appoint, subject to the confirma- 18 g 3) ' JT 266 ' 
tion of the board of aldermen, one citizen as a trustee of 
said library to serve for five years from the first Monday 
in May in the year in which he shall be appointed. No 



44 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

member of the board of trustees shall be paid for his 
services ; and any member may be removed by the 
mayor for cause. Vacancies shall be filled in the same 
mode as the original appointment. The said trustees 
shall have the general care and control of the library, 
1887, c. 60. an d are charged with the construction of the new library 

building on Dartmouth street. 
department. Sect. 70 {additional). All powers and duties con- 
1878, c. 45. feired by existing statutes upon the engineers or board 

1850,0.262. ^ •' e r e 

1885, c. 266. of engineers of the fire department of the city of Bos- 
ton, or upon any member of said board, are hereby 
transferred to the city council of said city ; and said 
powers and duties may be exercised and carried into 
effect by said city council in such manner as it may from 
time to time prescribe, and through the agency of any 
persons, board, or boards, to whom it may from time to 
time delegate the same. 

1881, c. 229, 'j'hg members of the board of fire commissioners may 

§2. J 

hold office for three years, respectively, from the first 
Monday in May in the year of their appointment. 
rark com- S ECT , 71 (additional). The mayor shall annually 
is75, c. 185. appoint, before the first day of May, subject to confirma- 

1SS5, c. 266. 

tion by the board of aldermen, a park commissioner, to 
hold office for three years from said first day of May. 
Said commissioners shall receive such compensation as 
the city council may determine, and no commissioner 
shall be at the same time a member of the city council of 
said cit} r . Any commissioner may be removed by the 
mayor for cause. They shall perform such duties and 
have such powers as may be devolved upon them by 
law. 
Femes. Sect. 72 (additional). The city council of Boston, 

1869, c. 155. \ / J 

having purchased the boats and property of the East Bos- 
ton ferry company, are authorized to maintain and oper- 



CITY CHARTER. 45 

ate, or cause to be maintained and operated, said ferry 
at the rates of ferriage established by the board of alder- 
men. 

Sect. 73 {additional). The harbor-master and as- Harbor- 
sistant harbor-masters for the port of Boston shall here- iss9,c.i47. 
after be appointed from the police force by the board of 
police of said city ; and they shall continue respectively 
to have all the powers, and be subject to all the duties, 
liabilities, and obligations, which now appertain by law to 
said offices. The board of police may require such further 
duties of these officers, including the duties of officers 
and members of the police force of said city not incon- 
sistent with the provisions of law, as they shall deem 
expedient. The harbor-master and assistant harbor- See 1882, c. 

216. 

masters shall receive the pay now established, or which 
may hereafter be established, for the grade of rank which 
they respectively hold in the police force of said city. 

Sect. 74 (additional). The city of Boston may pro- water, 
vide, in the method prescribed by law, a supply of water ' 
for use in said city, may collect money therefor from the 
persons using the same, and may appoint suitable per- 
sons to take charge of said department. The city council Water 

. , board. 

may establish by ordinance a water board, consisting of isss, c. 266. 
three able and discreet persons, to be appointed by the 
mayor, subject to confirmation by the board of alder- 
men, to receive such compensation as the city council 
may from time to time determine. The salaries of the 
members of said board, however, shall not be diminished 
during the terms for which they are respectively ap- 
pointed. 

Sect. 75 (additional). The city is authorized tocityhospi- 

. . tal. 

erect, establish, and maintain a hospital for the recep- i85s, c. 113. 
tion of persons who by misfortune or poverty may 
require relief during temporary sickness. 



46 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Lunatic ^he city council are authorized to erect and maintain 

hospital. 

1839, c. 231. a hospital for the reception of insane persons not furi- 
ously mad. 
cityhospi- Sect. 76 (additional). The trustees of the city hospital 

tal trustees. 

i88o,c.i74. shall be five in number. In the month of April, annually, 
the mayor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the 
board of aldermen, one citizen as a trustee of said hospital 
to serve for five years from the first Monday in May in 
the year in which he shall be appointed. No member 
of the board of trustees shall be paid for his services ; 
and any member may be removed by the mayor for cause. 
Vacancies shall be filled in the same mode as the original 
appointment. The said trustees shall have the general 
care and control of the hospital, and have all other 
powers and be subject to all duties devolved upon them 
by law. 

Board of Sect. 77 (additional). The police authority is vested 

police. . V . ' l J 

1885, c. 323. in a board, 1 to consist of three citizens of Boston, who 
shall have been resident therein three years immediately 
preceding the date of their appointment, to be appointed 
by the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, from the two principal political parties. After 
the first appointment the term of office is to be five 
years, and the members may be removed by the gov- 
ernor, 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 salary is fixed by law, 
and the city must pay the salaries and all incidental ex- 
penses of the administration of the police. The num- 
ber of patrolmen cannot be increased or the pay raised 
without the consent of the city. 

a This power, as will be seen, is in derogation of the original charter, under 
which constables and watchmen were emploj-ed, and also of the amendatory act 
of 1838, chap. 123, which specifically allowed ihe city to. appoint policemen. 



CITY CHARTER. 47 

Sect. 78 (additional). Solomon B. Stebbins, Thomas Court-house 

-r Tin • -t -i l r~\ i n ht • t • commit). 

J. v\ hidden, and Ciodtrey Morse are appointed commis- sioner9 . 
sioners to purchase or take land in Boston for a court- -377 ' 

house and court-house yard, and to construct thereon a 
court-house for the county of Suffolk. 1 

Sect. 79 (additional). The fire-marshal of the city Fire mar- 
of Boston, who must be a citizen of said cit}', is ap- isse] c. 351. 
pointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of 
the council, for a term of three years, and may be re- 
moved by the governor at any time. It is his duty to 
examine into the cause, circumstances, and origin of 
fires in Boston, and he may take testimony on oath in 
regard thereto, and if there is evidence sufficient to 
charge any person with the crime of arson, to cause his 
arrest. He may subpoena witnesses and compel their 
attendance before him, and may enter any buildings for 
purposes connected with his duties. He shall be paid 
$3,000 per annum and all expenses approved by the 
board of fire commissioners; but the state must refund 18S7 > c - 23L 
to the city an amount not exceeding 25 per cent, of the 
state tax received on premiums paid for fire-risks in the 
city of Boston during the preceding year. 

1 This is in derogation of the powers before granted to the board of aldermen 
for the same purpose. 



48 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



CHARTER AMENDMENTS — 1885. 

[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266.] 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF 

BOSTON. 

Appoint. Section 1. The mayor of the city of Boston shall 

merit of •/ •/ 

officers and appoint, subject to confirmation by the board of alder- 
boards. 

men, all officers and boards now elected by the city 

council or board of aldermen, or appointed by him 
subject to confirmation, and all whose offices may here- 
after be established by the city council or board of 
aldermen, for such terms of service, respectively, as 
Mayor can are or mav ^ e fj xec [ Dv ] aw or ordinance; and he may 

remove. 

remove any of said officers or members of such boards 

for such cause as he shall deem sufficient, and shall 

Time of assign in his order for removal. No appointment made 

confirma- 
tion, by the mayor shall be acted upon by the board of alder- 
men until the expiration of one week after such appoint- 
ment is transmitted to said board. 
Exceptions. Sect. 2. The foregoing section shall not apply to the 
city messenger, clerk of committees of the city council, 
or such other clerks and attendants as may be employed 
by the city council or either branch thereof, or any sub- 
Assistant ordinate officers in the several departments. The assist- 

assessorsof 

taxes. ant assessors of taxes shall be appointed by the assessors 
of taxes, subject to confirmation by the mayor, and may 
be removed by the assessors for such cause as they shall 
deem, sufficient and shall assign in their order for re- 
city clerk, moval, and the city clerk shall be chosen by the city 

council by concurrent vote. 
Members of Sect. 3. No member of the city council of said city 

city council ^ 

ineligible, shall, during the term for which he is elected, be ap- 
pointed to or hold any office included under the provi- 
sions of either of the preceding sections. 



CITY CHARTER. 49 

Sect. 4. Every officer included under the provisions Tenureof 

J l office. 

of either section one or two shall, unless sooner removed, 
continue after the expiration of his term of service to 
hold his office until his successor is appointed or elected 
and duly qualified. 

H Sect. 5. All officers and boards included under the Appoint- 

. mentof sub- 

pro visions of section one shall appoint their respective ordinates. 

subordinates for such terms of service respectively as 

are or may be fixed by law or ordinance. The said Removal - 

officers and boards may remove such subordinates for 

such cause as they may deem sufficient and shall assign 

in their order for removal.] 

Sect. 6. The executive powers of said city, and all Executlve 

1 " powers 

the executive powers now vested in the board of alder- vested in 

. mayor. 

men, as such, as surveyors of highways, county commis- 
sioners or otherwise, shall be and hereby are vested in 
the mayor, to be exercised through the several officers 
and boards of the city in their respective departments, 
under his general supervision and control. Such officers Powers of 
and boards shall, in their respective departments, make Doa rds. 
all necessary contracts for the employment of labor, the 
supply of materials, and the construction, alteration, and 
repair of all public works and buildings, and have the 
entire care, custody, and management of all public 
works, institutions, buildings, and other property, and 
the direction and control of all the executive and admin- 
istrative business of said city. Thev shall be at all times Accounta- 

^ " bility to 

accountable for the proper discharge of their duties to the mayor. 
mayor, as the chief executive officer, whose duty it shall 
be to secure the honest, efficient, and economical con- 
duct of the entire executive and administrative business 
of the city, and the harmonious and concerted action of 
the different departments. Every contract made as 

1 Repealed by Stat. 1890, c. 418, § 8. 



50 MUNICIPAL REGISTEK. 

fpprovf aforesaid in which the amount involved exceeds two 

contracts, thousand dollars shall require the approval of the mayor 

before going into effect ; and no expenditure shall be 

made nor liability incurred for any purpose beyond the 

appropriation duly made therefor. 

Meetings g ECT# 7. The mayor shall, once a month or oftener, 

forconsulta- ^ 

ti0B - call together the heads of departments for consultation 

and advice upon the affairs of the city ; and at such 
meetings and at all times they shall furnish such infor- 
mation as to matters under their control as the mayor 
may request. 

Annual esti- g ECT . 8. The heads of departments, and all other 

mates. 

officers and boards having authority to expend money, 
shall annually furnish an estimate to the mayor of the 
money required for their respective departments and 
offices during the next financial year. The mayor shall 
examine such estimates, and submit the same with his 
recommendations thereon to the city council. 
items of Sect. 9. When an ordinance, order, resolution, or 

appropria- _ , 

tion bill may vote of the city council, or of either branch thereof, m- 
provedby volving the appropriation or expenditure of money, or 
mayor. t k e ra j sm g f a tax, and including separate items or 
sums, is presented to the mayor of the city for his ap- 
proval, he may approve some of the items or sums, and 
disapprove others : and in case of such disapproval 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 writ- 
ing, to that branch of the city council in which the ordi- 
nance, order, resolution, or vote originated. The items 
or sums so disapproved shall not be in force unless 
passed in the manner provided in section forty-seven of 



CITY CHARTER. 51 

chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and fifty-four. 

Sect. 10. All orders, resolutions, or votes of the 'Vetoptwer, 

board of 

board of aldermen of said city which involve the exercise aldermen, 
of any of the powers conferred by law upon the mayor 
and aldermen, or the board of aldermen as a separate 
board ; and all orders, resolutions, or votes of the school ®cta»oi**om- 

mittee. 

committee of said city, which involve the expenditure of 
money, shall be presented to the mayor for his approval, 
and thereupon the same proceedings shall be had by the 
mayor and the board of aldermen, or the mayor and the 
school committee, as are provided in section forty-seven 
of chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and fifty-four, or in section nine 
of this act, to be had by the mayor and a single branch 
of the city council ; but nothing in this section contained 
shall affect the powers or duties of said board in relation 
to votes cast at elections. The mayor shall not be a Major not a 

member 

member, nor preside at any of the meetings, nor appoint and not to 
any of the committees of either the board of aldermen or pre81 ' 
of the school committee. 

Sect. 11. The annual salary of the mayor of said Salaryof 

mayor. 

city shall be fixed by the city council by concurrent vote 
at a sum not less than five thousand dollars, and he shall 
receive for his services no other compensation or emolu- 
ment whatever. 

Sect. 12. Neither the city council nor either branch Powers of 

city council, 

thereof, nor any member or committee thereof or of etc., re- 
either branch thereof, nor the board of aldermen acting 6 " 
in any capacity in which said board may act separately 
under special powers conferred upon it, nor any member 
or committee of said board acting in any such capacity, 
shall directly or indirectly take part in the employment 
of labor, the making of contracts, the purchase of mate- 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

rials of 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 business 
of the city, or in the expenditure of public money, ex- 
cept 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 in 
sections one and two, in the appointment or removal ot 
any officers or subordinates for whose appointment and 

state aid. removal provision is hereinbefore made ; but nothing in 
this section contained 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. 

ordinances, Sect. 13. All ordinances, rules? orders, resolutions, 

etc., of 

city council and votes of the city council of said city and of either 
branch thereof, and of the board of aldermen acting in a 
special capacity as a separate board, are annulled so far 
as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this act ; 
civil service and 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 commonwealth 
and the cities thereof, or of the rules made by the corn- 
Tenure of missioners appointed thereunder; and none of the pro- 
curements 3 .' visions of this act, except those relating to the power of 
removal, shall affect the tenure of office of any person 
now holding any office or position in said city. 
[ApprwedMay 27, 1885.] 



CITY CHARTER. 53 



[Stat. 1885, Chap. 178.] 

AN ACT TO LIMIT THE MUNICIPAL DEBT OF AND THE 
RATE OF TAXATION IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Section 1. The taxes assessed on property in the city Limit of 

e -i^i annual tax 

of Boston exclusive ot the state tax and ot the sums levy. 
required by law to be raised on account of the city debt 
shall not exceed in any year nine dollars on every one 
thousand dollars of the average of the assessors' valua- 
tions of the taxable property therein for the preceding 
five years, the valuation for each year being first reduced 
by the amount of all abatements allowed thereon pre- 
vious to the thirty-first day of December in the year 
preceding said assessment. Any order or appropriation 
requiring a larger assessment than herein first above 
limited shall be void. 

Sect. 2. The limit of indebtedness of the city f Limitofin - 

debtedness. 

Boston shall hereafter be two and one-half per cent, up 
to and until the first day of January in the year eighteen 
hundred and eighty-seven, and thereafter shall be two 
per cent, on the average valuation prescribed in section 
one of this act, instead of three per cent, on the last 
preceding valuation as provided in section four of chapter 
twenty- nine of the Public Statutes. 

Sect. 3. Any court or justice havino; equity iurisdic- In J unction 

J J o 1 J J may issue 

tion, sitting in the county of Suffolk, shall, upon the to prevent 
application of the mayor or of ten taxable inhabitants of 
the city, at all times, whether in term time or vacation, 
have power to issue injunctions, mandatory or otherwise, 
decrees, or other process against the city council or 
otherwise, which such court or justice may think needful 
to enforce the provisions of this act or to prevent the 
violation thereof. 

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

[ Approved April 17, 1885.~] 



54: MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

[Chap. 323, Acts of 1885.] 

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

Beit enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The governor of the commonwealth with 
the advice and consent of the council shall appoint from 
the two principal political parties three citizens of Boston 
who shall have been residents therein 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 CHARTS II. 55 

appoint and establish and organize the poliee of said city 
of Boston, and make all needful rules and regulations 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 



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

used by said police shall be under the 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. 
\_Ajpproved Jane 12, 2555.] 



CITY CHARTER. 57 

[Chai\ 199, Acts of 1886.] 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PUR- 
CHASE THE PROPERTY OF THE JAMAICA POND AQUE- 
DUCT CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1 . The city of Boston , by the Boston water 
board, may purchase and hold 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.] 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

[Chap. 177, Acts of 1887.] 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A 
RESERVE POLICE FORCE IN THE CITY OF 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 CHARTER. 

[Chap. 178, Acts of 1887.] 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PENSIONING MEMBERS OF THE 
BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board 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 which 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 



59 



60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 
forty-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. 

[Approved April 14, 1887.'] 



CITY CHARTER. 61 

[Chap. 418, Acts of 1890.] 

AN ACT RELATING TO OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS 
IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Section 1. Every person now or hereafter having 
sole or joint charge of a department of the city of 
Boston shall hold office for such term, not exceeding 
three years beginning with the first day of May in the 
year of his appointment, as the city council may by 
ordinance determine, and until his successor is appointed 
and confirmed : provided, however, that all members of 
boards and all trustees shall hold office for such terms 
as may be specified in the statutes creating them and 
until their respective successors are appointed and con- 
firmed, but such terms shall begin with the first day of 
May in the year of appointment. All officers, except 
election officers and those above named, appointed by 
the mayor and confirmed by the board of aldermen of 
said city, shall hold office for terms of one year begin- 
ning with the first day of May in the year of appoint- 
ment and until their respective successors are appointed 
and confirmed. Any officer appointed by the mayor 
and confirmed by the board of aldermen of said city 
may be removed by the mayor for such cause as he 
shall deem sufficient and shall assign in his order for 
removal. 

Sect. 2. The term "subordinate" in this act, and in 
all other acts relating to the city of Boston or its de- 
partments, shall be construed to include only assistants, 
deputies, clerks, and other officers, appointed by an 
officer or board in charge of a department, and paid a 
yearly salary. 

Sect. 3. Every subordinate of a department of said 
city shall continue to hold his office until removed by 
the officer or board in charge of the department, for 



62 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

such cause as he, or it, shall deem sufficient, and shall 
assign in the order of removal. 

Sect. 4. Every officer or board in charge of a 
department in said city, when authorized to erect a 
new building or to make structural changes therein, 
shall make contracts therefor, not exceeding five, each 
contract to be subject to the approval of the mayor ; 
and when about to do any work or to make any pur- 
chase, the estimated cost of which amounts to or ex- 
ceeds two thousand dollars, shall, 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, such advertisements 
to state the time and place for opening the proposals in 
answer to said advertisements, and reserving in such 
invitations the right to the officer or board to reject any 
or all proposals. 

Sect. 5. Every proposal for doing such work or 
making such sale shall be accompanied by a suitable 
bond, certified check, or certificate of deposit, for the 
faithful performance of such proposal, and all such pro- 
posals shall be kept by the officer or board inviting the 
same, and shall be open to public inspection after said 
proposals have been accepted or rejected. 

Sect. 6. All contracts made by any department of 
the city of Boston shall, when the amount involved is 
two thousand dollars or more, be in writing, and no such 
contract shall be deemed to have been made or executed 
until the approval of the mayor in writing is affixed 
thereto. All such contracts shall be accompanied by a 
suitable bond or deposit of money or other security for 
the faithful performance of such contracts, and such 
bonds or other security shall be deposited with the city 
auditor until the contract has been carried out in all 



CITY CHARTER. 63 

respects ; and no such contract shall be altered except 
by a written agreement of the contractor, the sureties 
on his or their bond, and the officer or board making the 
contract, with the approval of the mayor affixed thereto. 
Sect. 7» The treasurer of said city, when authorized 
to issue any bonds or certificates of indebtedness of said 
city, except for a loan in anticipation of taxes for the 
year in which the loan is made shall, unless the com- 
missioners of the sinking-funds or persons having charge 
of any trust funds of said city purchase the same, invite 
proposals for the purchase thereof by advertisements in 
four daily newspapers published in said city, reserving 
to himself the right to reject any and all bids ; in case 
no such proposal is accepted, the treasurer may, with 
the approval of the mayor, award or give any part of 
the loan, or the entire loan in parts, to any other person 
or party, provided only it be at a price or sum not 
less than par. The rate of interest on such certificates 
of indebtedness for a loan in anticipation of taxes shall 
be fixed by said treasurer. 

Sect. 8. Section five of chapter two hundred and 
sixty- six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
eighty-five is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 16, 1890.^\ 



(54: MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



[Chap. 93, Acts of 1891.] 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BOSTON TO 
ANTICIPATE ITS AUTHORITY TO BORROW MONEY 
WITHIN ITS DEBT LIMIT FOR ANY CURRENT MU- 
NICIPAL YEAR. 

Section 1. The commissioners of sinking-funds of 
the city of Boston, together with the treasurer and 
auditor of said city, shall before the first day of April 
in each year certify to the city council their estimate of 
the amount which said city will be able to borrow during 
the current municipal year within the debt limit estab- 
lished by law ; and said city is hereby authorized to 
borrow such estimated amount, or any portion thereof, 
at any time or times during such current municipal year. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1891.] 



CITY CHARTER. (35 



[Chap. 206, Acts of 1891.] 

AN ACT TO FURTHER REGULATE THE BORROWING OF 
MONEY BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Section 1. The city of Boston shall not borrow any 
money for purposes taken into account in determining 
its debt limit unless the mayor shall in writing certify 
upon the order authorizing the loan that the amount 
intended to be so borrowed is not, in his opinion, to 
meet a current expense, or that such money is to meet 
a current expense, but that public necessity requires the 
borrowing of the same. 

Sect. 2. No transfer from any fund obtained by a 
loan shall be made unless the mayor shall in writing 
certify upon the order authorizing the transfer that such 
transfer is not, in his opinion, to meet a current expense, 
or that such transfer is to meet a current expense, but 
that public necessity requires such transfer to be made. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 17, 1891.] 



G6 • MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



[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. 

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. 

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 



CITY CHARTER. G7 

the tide-water of suit! 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, 
however, 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 
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 effect upon its passage. 

[Approved May 20, 1891.'] 



68 MUNICIPAL REGISTTEE* 



[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 
men of the grade in which such member 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 



CITY CHARTER. 69 

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 effect when accepted by 
the city council of the city of Boston. 

[Approved June 11, 1891.'] 



70 



MUNICIPAL KEGISTEK. 




SEAL OF THE CITY. 



By Chapter 1, Section 6, Revised Ordinances of 1892, 
it is provided that " the seal of the City shall be circular in 
form, shall bear a view of the city, the motto f Sicut patri- 
bus, sit deus nobis,' and the inscription, 'Bostonia condita 
A.D. 1630. Civitatis regimine donata A.D. 1822,' 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 : f 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 oi'der, 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 order 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, without 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. 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. 

MOTIONS. 

Rule 10. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the chairman 
shall so direct. 



72, MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Rule 11. 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 12. No motion or proposition of a subject different from that 
under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment. 

Rule 13. 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 14. After a motion has been put by the chairman, it shall not 
be withdrawn except by unanimous consent. 

Rule 15. When a question is under debate, only a motion to adjourn, 
to lay on the table, to postpone 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 16. 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 17. 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 18. The question of confirming a nomination made by the 
mayor shall be decided by a yea and nay ballot. 

reconsideration. 
Rule 19. When a vote has been passed, any member may move a 
reconsideration thereof at the same meeting ; or he may give notice to 



RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 73 

the clerk, within twenty-four hours of the adjournment, of his intention 
to move a reconsideration at the next regular meeting; in which case 
the clerk shall retain possession of the papers until the next i-egular 
meeting ; and when a motion for reconsideration is decided, that vote 
shall not be reconsidered. 

CONDUCT OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 20. 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 21. No member speaking shall, without his consent, be inter- 
rupted by another, except upon a point of order. 

Rule 22. 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 interest. 

Rule 23. 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-i. The following standing committees of the board, to con- 
sist of three members each, except where otherwise herein provided, 
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 — Steam-Engines and Furnaces — Streets and Sewers, to consist 
of all the members of the board, and to be divided by the chairman of 
the committee into the following sub-committees, namely : on Paving 
Division, Sewer Division, Bridge Division, Sanitary Division, and Street- 
cleaning Division. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 25. At every regular meeting of the board the oi'der of 
business shall be as follows : 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

1. Communications from his Honor the Mayor. 

2. Presentation of petitions, memorials, and remonstrances. 

3. Papers from the common council. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

5. Reports of city officers. 

6. Reports of committees. 

7. Motions, orders, and resolutions. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 26. Committees of the board to whom any matter is esjoecially 
referred shall report within four weeks, or ask for further time. 

EXPENSES OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 27. No money shall be drawn from the city treasury for the 
purpose of paying the expenses of any committee, or any portion of 
the same, while absent from the city of Boston, unless authorized by 
special vote of the board. 

SPECTATORS. 

Rule 28. No person, except a member of the board, shall be per- 
mitted to occupy the seat of any member while the board is in session. 

Rule 29. No person 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 30. No licenses shall be granted for exhibitions of pugilism 
or wrestling. 

Rule 31. 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 boai'd of al- 
dermen on the application for such permission, after notice of such heai - ing 
duly advertised by the applicant in one or more newspapers. 

Rule 32. Every license or permit hereafter granted for the location of a 
street-railway track, 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 disturbance 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. 



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SUSPENSION OF RULES. 

Rule 33. Any rule may be suspended by vole of two-thirds of the 
members of the board present and voting, except Rule 30, which shall 
be suspended only by a unanimous vote. 



RULES AND ORDERS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 



Rule 1. Unless otherwise ordered from time to time, the regular 
meeting of the common council shall be jheld 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. 

The roll shall be called at each meeting of the council by dh*ection of 
the president not later than half-past eight, and a record of the attend- 
ance of the members shall be reported to the council monthly by the 
clerk. 

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, unless otherwise designated 
by the president. 

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 



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shall prepare 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 
the papers pertaining thereto until the right of reconsideration has 
expired. 

CONDUCT OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 6. Except when otherwise provided, no member shall 
speak for more 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 floor. 

Rule 7. No member shall interrupt another while speaking, ex- 
cept by rising to call to order, in which 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 refrain 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 place without leave of 
the president. 

QUORUM. 

Rule 8. Whenever, on a rising 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 
five 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 chairman, unless otherwise ordered by the committee, in which 



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case the council shall be notified of the change; and the same rule 
shall apply to the members serving on joint committees. 

The absence of a member from three successive, duly called meetings 
of any committee, except on account of sickness or absence from the 
city, proved to the satisfaction of the president, shall be deemed a resig- 
nation on the part of such member from such committee, and the vacancy 
caused by such resignation shall be filled by the president at the next 
meeting of the council. 

The clerk of committees shall report at each meeting of the council 
all resignations effected by the preceding clause. 

Rule 12. Special committees of this council shall consist of three 
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 
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 to whom any matter is referred shall report 
within four weeks, or ask for further time ; and the clerk shall report 
on the calendar at each meeting the titles of all matters referred to 
committees, which have been before them four weeks without reports 
being made thereon, and give the names of the committees to whom 
such references were made. A list of such titles to be furnished on 
Monday of each week to the clerk of the common council by the clerk 
of committees. 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. 

Rule 15. When the council shall determine to go into a committee 
of the whole, the president shall appoint 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, repoi't progress, and ask leave to sit again shall be first in 
order, and shall be decided without debate ; and the previous 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 preceding meeting, if called 
for by any member. 

Second. Papers from the board of aldermen. 
Third. Reports of committee on finance. 



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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

Fifth. Motions, orders, and resolutions. They shall be read once, 
and referred to their appropriate committees or assigned to the next 
meeting, unless the rules are suspended on a rising vote, in which case 
they may be given a second reading and passed. 

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 
person as he may request, and be taken up in the order in which they 
are presented. 

Rule 19. All ordinances, orders, and resolutions 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 ordinance 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 rule 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. To lay on the table. 

3. To especially assign to a time certain. 



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4. To refer to a committee. 

5. The previous question. 

6. To close debate at a specified time. 

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 maybe 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 i*ank, 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 
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, during 
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 proposed, the motion shall be put 
in the following order: 

A standing committee of the council. 
A special committee of the council. 
A joint 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 from 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 require 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. 



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

* 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 30. All incidental questions of order arising 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 put'} " and all debate upon the 
main question shall be suspended until the previous question has been 
decided. 

APPEAL. 

Rule 32. No appeal from the decision of the 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 1 } " 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 count and report the result aloud to him. 

Rule 34. 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 the 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 after 
the announcement of such vote or whenever motions are in order ; or 
if any member who is not shown by a yea and nay vote to have voted 
against the prevailing side shall give notice to the clei'k, before ten 



RULES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. Si 

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 preceding 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 
readied in the order 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 effect. 

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 beenrefused 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 elected by the city council, shall be chosen in this 
branch by ballot. In all elections by ballot the number of blanks cast 
shall be reported. Ballots cast for ineligible persons shall be counted 
and reported, but only for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number 
of ballots cast. If the person chosen is ineligible the ballot shall be 
void, and a new ballot be taken. 

SEATS OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 41. No person except a member of the council shall be per- 
mitted to occupy the seat of any member while the council 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 



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drawn against his name, and shall not change it except by the permis- 
sion of the president. 

SPECTATORS. 

Rule 42. The city messenger shall allow no person upon the floor 
of the council chamber or in either of the anterooms, except members 
of the city government and reporters, without the permission of the 
president; and while the council is in session, no person except mem- 
bers of the city government and reporters shall be allowed 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 council. 

Rule 43. 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 public purposes, in all cases reporting 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 president 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; provided, 
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 
cit}' messenger, subject to the direction of the president ; but no expen- 
diture of money shall be made except by direct vote of the common 
council. 

REFRESHMENTS AND CARRIAGE-HIRE. 

Rule 44. No bill for refreshments or carriage-hire shall be incurred 
by any member of the common council, except in the discharge of offi- 
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 carriages. 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 
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refreshments or carriage- hi re 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 incurred for refreshments and carriage-hire shall be charged 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 pre- 
sented within three months of the date of incurring the same. 

The city auditor shall report in print every three months, giving in 
detail the bills allowed and the votes authorizing the same. 

REPEAL. 

Rule 45. The foregoing rules shall not be altei'ed, 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, and 
all suspensions of Rule 17 shall be on a rising vote. 



JOINT RULES AND ORDERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Rule 1. There shall be appointed at the commencement of the 
municipal year the following joint standing committees, the members 
of which shall be appointed by the respective branches in such manner 
as they may determine. Said committees shall respectively examine, 
as often as they deem necessary, the accounts of public moneys re- 
ceived and expended by the several departments. To the said com- 
mittees severally shall be referred all estimates and applications for 
appropriations 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 Department of Ancient Records: 

2. A committee on the Architect Department. 

3. A committee on the Assessing Department. 

4. A committee on the Auditing Department. 

5. A committee on the City Clerk Department. 



84 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 Department. 

10. A committee on the Ferry Department. 

11. A committee on the Fire Department. 

12. A committee on the Health Department. 

13. A committee on the Hospital Department. 

14. A committee on the Department for the Inspection 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 Provisions. 

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

18. A committee on the Lamp Department. 

19. A committee on the Law Department. 

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

21. A committee on the Library Department. 

22. A committee on the Market Department. 

23. A committee on the Department of Mount Hope Cemetery. 

24. A committee on the Park Department. 

25. A committee on the Police Department. 

26. A committee on Public Lands. 

27. A committee on the Department of Public Buildings. 

28. A committee on the Department of Public Grounds. 

29. A committee on the Department of Public Institutions. 

30. A committee on the Department for the Registration of Voters. 

31. A committee on the Registry Department. 

32. A committee on the Department for the Relief of the Poor. 

33. A committee on Schools and School- Houses. 

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

35. A committee on the Street Department. 

36. A committee on the Surveying Departtnent. 

37. A committee on the Treasury Department. 

38. A committee on the Water-Income Department. 

39. A committee on the Water-Supply Department. 

There shall also be appointed annually, in like manner, the following 
joint standing committees to perform the duties assigned them : 

1. A committee on Appropriations, to consist of the chairman and 
seven members of the board of aldermen, and the president and seven 



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members of the common 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 
approved by them, and the amount of money awarded or paid in settle- 
ment thereof. 

3. A committee on the Contingent Expenses of the City Council, to 
consist of three aldermen and five councilmen, to whom shall be re- 
ferred all matters involving expenditures from any appropriation for 
such purposes. They shall examine all bills and vouchers for expendi- 
tures chargeable to such appropriation, and, if the same are corrtc;ly 
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. 

4. A. committee on Finance, to consist of five members of the board 
of aldermen, and the president and six other members of the common 
council, to whom shall be referred all applications for expenditures 
which involve a loan, or a transfer 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 three aldermen 
and five councilmen, who shall, unless otherwise ordered, appear 
befox-e 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 pass 
upon the question of the form and legality of the ordinance so re- 
ferred, they may append an order that such ordinance " ought not 



86 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

to pass," and give their reasons therefor, or report such ordinance in a 
new draft. 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 council, 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 
city council, they shall employ the person appointed as superintendent of 
printing under the provisions of Chapter 30 of the Revised Ordinances of 
1890. The committee shall fix the number of copies to be printed of any 
document printed as above, the minimum, however, to be six hundred ; 
and they shall have the right to make rules and regulations for the care, 
custod}', and distribution of all documents, books, pamphlets, and maps 
by the city messenger. 

JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Rule 2. Every joint special committee oi'dered 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 eveiy 
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 ordered 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 clei'k shall have mailed the notices or despatched 
them by special messenger. 

Rule 6. Any joint committee may expend from the appropriation 
for contingent expenses an amount not exceeding two hundred dollars 



JOINT RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 87 

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 
appoint a committee of conference, the other branch shall also appoint 
such a committee, and such committees shall consist of not less than 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 shall choose, the reasons for the action of their respective 
branches in relation to the matter in controversy, shall confer freely 
thereon, and shall report to their respective branches. 

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEES. 

Rule 8. 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. 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 council 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 officers 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, oi'di- 
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. 



88 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 minoi'ity 
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 general appropriation for printing. 

NOTICE TO OTHER BRANCH. 

Rule 13. All papers requiring concurrent action shall be trans- 
mitted from one branch of the city council to the 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, order, 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 " Ordei'ed" for everything by way of command ; and 
the form shall be "Resolved," for everything expressing 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 appropriation 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 appropriation, to be 
provided for by transfer or loan, shall be referred to the committee on 



JOINT RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 89 

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 ad- 
ditional appropriation shall be made until the latter committee has 
reported thereon. 

Rule 18. No order authorizing the borrowing of money, or the 
transfer of one appropriation or part 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 affirm- 
ative, by vote taken by yea and nay. 

BILLS AND ACCOUNTS. 

Rule 19. No presiding officer of a board, or chairman of a com- 
mittee, unless duly authorized by such board or committee, shall ap- 
prove any bill or account against the 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; and all carriage bills shall specify the use made 
of the carriages charged therein. No member of the city council shall 
incur any such bills, except upon days when he has attended a meeting 
of a committee, or has pei'formed 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. Whenever a 
committee vote to use carriages in transacting their business, the chair- 
man shall specify the number of carriages to be engaged. All bills for 
refreshments shall be presented at the time incurred, and shall be cer- 
tified to by the members of the city council incurring the same ; and 
shall require the approval of the chairman of the committee incurring 
such bills, before they are presented to the committee on contingent ex- 
pense ; provided, however, that sub-committees shall be allowed the use 
of but one carriage in the performance of the duty assigned them, and 
all bills contracted by sub-committees shall be submitted to and ap- 
proved by the full committee. 

Rule 21. All carriages shall be ordered thi'ough 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 carriages. 

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 thirty days previous to the 
date of their presentation to the auditor shall go before the city coun- 



90 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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. The city auditor shall report in print to the city council, 
monthly, the bills and expenditures from the contingent fund, in rea- 
sonable detail, and the amount remaining unexpended. 

AMENDMENT OR REPEAL. 

Rule 23. 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 each branch of the city council present and voting 
thereon. 




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GOVERNMENT 



OF THE 



CITY OF BOSTON 
1892. 



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

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



CITY COUNCIL. 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Salary, $ 1,500, each. 
[Stat. 1888, Chap. 286. Rev. Ord., Chap. 3, § 6.] 

John H. Lee, Chairman. 

First District. — [Wards 1, 2.] 

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

Second District. — [Wards 3, 4, 5.] 

Michael J. Mitchell ... 45 Moulton street. 

Third District. — [Wards 6, 7, 8.] 

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

Fourth District. — [Wards 9, 10.] 

Jacob Fottler 3 Derne street. 



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Fifth District. — [Wards 11, 16.] 

Nathaniel J. Kust . . .172 Newbury street. 

Sixth District. — [Wards 12, 13.] 

Edward J. Leary ... 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.] 

William A. Folsom . . 4 Hillside street. 

Tenth District. — [Wards 20, 21.] 

John F. Dever .... 82 Mt. Pleasant avenue. 

Eleventh District. — [Wards 23, 25.] 

John H. Lee 10 Parsons street. 

Twelfth District. — [Ward 24.] 

Otis Eddy 644 Adams 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. 8.] 



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



COMMON COUNCIL. 
David F. Barry, President. 

Ward 1. — John L. Bates, 282 Meridian street. 
Hugh L. Stalker, 110 Trenton street. 
James A. Cochran, 171 Lexington street. 




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Ward 2. — Thomas Arthur, 67 Maverick square. 

William J. Donovan, 141 London street. 
Cornelius J. Flynn, 7 Border street. 

Ward 3. — Michael J. Tierney, 61 Moulton street. 
Frank McGinniss, 26 Lexington st. 
John M. O'Hara, 43 Tufts street. 

Ward 4. — Myron D. Cressy, 9 Albion place. 

Albert W. Forbush, 401 Main street. 
Frank A. Teeling, 16 Sever street. 

Ward 5. — William T. Graham, 16 Miller street. 
John Hurley, 28 Mt. Vernon street. 
James W. O'Brien, 6 Call-st. place. 

Ward 6. — Neil F. Doherty, 42 Sheafe street. 
Charles Carroll, 3 Hanover place. 
John F. Fitzgerald, 4 Garden-court street. 

Ward 7. — Cornelius H. Toland, 212 Endicott street. 
Cornelius Doherty, 182 Endicott street. 
Timothy F. Murphy, 30 Norman street. 

Ward 8. — Patrick Higgins, 38 Billerica street. 

Hugh McLaughlin, 56 Auburn street. 
William F. Donovan, 10 No. Russell street. 

Ward 9. — Seth P. Smith, 86 Myrtle street. 

Walden Banks, 170 Cambridge street. 
Sidney B. Everett, 9 Charles street. 

Ward 10. — Arthur L. Spring, 2 Ashburton place. 
Clarence P. Weston, 11 Beacon street. 
William C. Parker, 11 Bulfmeh street. 

Ward 11. — Charles W. Hallstram, 123 Dartmouth st. 
Frank H. Briggs, 25 Hotel Berkeley. 
Royal Robbins, 375 Beacon street. 



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Ward 12. — John Quinn, Jr. , 30 Wendell street. 

Michael T. Callahan, 109 Hudson street. 
William J. Welch, 46 Hudson street. 

Ward 13. — Michael W. Norris, 123 West Fourth street. 
John Merrill, 303 C street. 
William J. Sullivan, 3 B street. 

Ward 14. — James H. Coughlin, 901 East Broadway. 
John A. Daunt, 345 E street. 
Josiah S. Dean, 928 East Fourth street. 

Ward 15.— Timothy J. Sullivan, 386 West Fourth st. 
Frederick S. Gore, 57 Harvest street. 
John J. Healy, 274 Bowen street. 

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

James Keenan, 1202 Washington street. 
Charles H. Reinhart, 78 Middlesex street. 

Ward 17. — Charles E. Clark, 1474 Washington street. 
Andrew J. Patterson, 93 W. Brookline st. 
Nicholas J. Quinn, 101 Union Park street. 

Ward 18. — Abraham C. Ratshesky, 535 Columbus ave. 
Thomas Talbot, 102 W. Springfield street. 
Albert C. Smith, 686 Tretnont street. 

Ward 19. — Thomas F. Lyons, 26 Elrawood street. 
Mark H. Lynch, 115 Cabot street. 
Hubert B. Curley, 141 Ruggles street. 

Ward 20. — Charles H, Dolan, 48 Adams street. 

William B. McClellan, 52 Monadnock st. 
Thomas H. Boyd, 180 Norfolk avenue. 

Ward 21. — Melancthon W. Burlen, 27 Waumbeck st. 
Albert C. Burrage, 140 Townsend street. 
George M. Scates, 46 Dudley street. 



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Ward 22. — Frederick C. Bleiler, 15 Day street. 
William F. Finneran, 74 Smith street. 
Patrick F. Gormley, I Worthington street. 

Ward 23. — Franklin P. Pierce, 8 Greenwood avenue. 
Frank F. Proctor, 48 Green street. 
Edward F. Draper, 4 Chauncey place. 

Ward 24. — Charles E. Folsom, Jr., 38 Romsey street. 
Fred H. Young, 3 Ocean street. 
John B. Patterson, 93 Corbet street. 

Ward 25. — Henry B. Goodenough, Foster street. 
Edward Farrell, 11 Oakland street. 
Frank H. Ricker, Oakland street. 

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

Salary, $3,000. [Rev. Ord., Chap. 3, § 6.] 



Regular meetings, Thursdays, at 7.30 P.M. 



MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

(Alphabetically arranged.) 



Dever, John F. . 
Eddy, Otis . . 
Flood, Thomas W. 
Folsom, William A. 
Fottler, Jacob 
Keenan, Thomas F. 



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Arthur, Thomas ... 2 
Banks, Walden ... 9 
Barry, David F. . . . 16 
Bates, John L. . 1 

Bleiler, Frederick C. . 22 
Boyd, Thomas H. . . 20 
Briggs, Frank H. . . 1] 
Burlen, Melancthon W., 21 
Burrage, Albert C. . . 21 
Callahan, Michael T. . 12 
Carroll, Charles ... 6 
Clark, Charles E. . . 17 
Cochran, James A. . 1 

Coughlin, James H. . . 14 
Cressy, Myron D. . . 4 
Curley, Hubert B. . . 19 
Daunt, John A. . . . 14 
Dean, Josiah S. . . . 14 
Doherty, Cornelius . . 7 
Doherty, Neil F. . . 6 
Dolan, Charles H. . .20 
Donovan, William F. 
Donovan, William J. 
Draper, Edward F. . 
Everett, Sidney B. . 
Farrell, Edward . 
Finneran, William F. 
Fitzgerald, John F. . 
Flynn, Cornelius J. . 
Folsom, Charles E., Jr. 
Forbush, Albert W. 
Goodenough, Henry B. 
Gore, Frederick S. . 
Gormley, Patrick F. 



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Graham, William T. . 5 

Hallstram, Charles W. . 11 

Healy, John J. . . . 15 

Higgins, Patrick ... 8 

Hurley, John .... 5 

Keenan, James . . . 16 

Lynch, Mark H. ... 19 

Lyons, Thomas F. . . 19 

McClellan, William B. . 20 

McGinniss, Frank . . 8 

McLaughlin, Hugh . . 8 

Merrill, John. ... 13 

Murphy, Timothy F. . 7 

Norris, Michael W. . . 13 

O'Brien, James W. . . 5 

O'Hara, John M. . . 3 

Parker, William C. . . 10 

Patterson, Andrew J. . 17 

Patterson, John B. . . 24 

Pierce, Franklin P. . . 23 

Proctor, Frank F. . . 23 

Quinn, John, Jr. . . 12 

Quinn, Nicholas J. . . 17 

R-atshesky, Abraham C, 18 

Reinhart, Charles H. . 16 

Ricker, Frank H. . . 25 

Robbins, Royal . 11 

Scates, George M. . . 21 

Smith, Albert C. . . 18 

Smith, Seth P. . . . 9 

Spring, Arthur L. . . 10 

Stalker, Hugh L. . . 1 

Sullivan, Timothy J. . 15 

Sullivan, William J. . 13 



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COMMITTEES. 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Armories and Military Affairs. — Mitchell, Keenan, Lewis. 
Bonds. — Dever, Folsom, Eddy. 
County Accounts. — Keenan, Dever, Folsom. 
Electric Wires. — Leary, Dever, Rust. 
Faneuil Hall, etc. — Keenan, Mitchell, Fottler. 
Lamps. — Leary, Sullivan, Lewis. 
Licenses. — Sullivan, Devei% Rust. 
Markets. — Mitchell, Keenan, Fottler. 
Railroads. — Flood, Sullivan, Rust. 
Steam-Engines, etc. — Leary, Sullivan, Eddy. 
Streets and Sewers. — The whole Board. Alderman Flood, Chair- 
man. Paving Division — Flood, Keenan, Leary, Eddy. Sewer Di- 
vision — Sullivan, Lee, Dever, Fottler. Bridge Division — Leary, 
Mitchell, Sullivan, Lewis. Sanitary Division — Mitchell, Dever, Flood, 
Rust. Street- Cleaning Division — Keenan, Dever, Lee, Folsom. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

State Aid. — Keenan, Dever, Lewis. 
Rules and Orders. — Lee, Flood, Rust. 
Inspection of Prisons. — Sullivan, Leary, Lewis. 
New Court-House. — Keenan, Lewis, Sullivan. 
Unclaimed Baggage.— Lewis, Mitchell. 



y© MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Appropriations. — Aldermen — John H. Lee, John H. Sullivan, 
Thomas W. Flood, Michael J. Mitchell, Edward J. Leary, John 
F. Dever, Otis Eddy, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — David F. 
Barry, Josiah S. Dean, Frank H. Briggs, Michael W. Norris, Franklin 
P. Pierce, John Quinn, Jr., Seth P. Smith, Charles H. Dolan. 

Department of Ancient Records. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, 
Jacob Fottler, William A. Folsom. Common Council — John L. Bates, 
Patrick Higgins, John B. Patterson, Cornelius H. Toland, William J. 
Sullivan. 

Architect Department. — Aldermen — John F. Dever, John H. 
Sullivan, Otis Eddy. Common Council — Cornelius H. Toland, Fred. H. 
Young, Thomas H. Boyd, James Keenan, William F. Finneran. 

Assessing Department. — Aldermen — Weston Lewis, Edward J. 
Leary, William A. Folsom. Common Council — Charles Carroll, John 
L. Bales, Hugh McLaughlin, Albert C. Smith, James Keenan. 

Auditing Department. — Aldermen — Nathaniel J. Rust, Michael 
J. Mitchell, William A. Folsom. Common Council — William C. 
Parker, Cornelius Doherty, Frank F. Proctor, William J. Sullivan, 
Sidney B. Everett. 

City Clerk Department. — Aldermen — Michael J. Mitchell, John 
H. Sullivan, Otis Eddy. Common Council — Clarence P. Weston, Fred 
H. Young, Michael J. Tierney, Frederick S. Gore, Andrew J. Patterson. 

City Messenger Department. — Aldermen — Otis Eddy, William 
A. Folsom, John H.Lee. Common Council — Charles W. Hallstram, 
Royal Robbins, Hugh L. Stalker, John F. Fitzgerald, Cornelias 
Doherty. 

Clerk of Committees Department. — Aldermen — Weston Lewis, 
William A. Folsom, John F. Dever. Common Council — Michael T. 
Callahan, John B. Patterson, Albert C. Burrage, Franklin P. Pierce, 
James Keenan. 

Claims. — Aldermen — John F. Dever, Otis Eddy, Michael J. 
Mitchell. Common Council — Melancthon W. Burlen, David F. Barry, 
Charles H. Dolan, Hugh McLaughlin, Arthur L. Spring. 

Collecting Department. — Aldermen — Nathaniel J. Rust, Weston 
Lewis, Michael J. Mitchell. Common Council — Henry B. Goodenough, 
Thomas H. Boyd, Timothy J. Sullivan, William F. Donovan, Mark 
H. Lynch. 



COMMITTEES. 09 

Contingent Expenses. — Aldermen — Weston Lewis, William A. 
Folsom, Otis Eddy. Common Council — Albert C. Smith, Myron D. 
Cressy, Frank McGinniss, John Merrill, Nicholas J. Quinn. 

Engineering Department. — Aldermen — Jacob Foltler, John F. 
Devev, William A. Folsom. Common Council — Patrick F. Gormley, 
Thomas Talbot, Cornelius Doherty, Edward Farrell, Royal Robbins. 

Ferry Department. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Thomas F. 
Keenan, Weston Lewis. Common Council — William J. Donovan, John 
L. Bates, Cornelius J. Flynn, John F. Fitzgerald, Frank II. Briggs. 

Finance. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, Thomas W. Flood, John 
H. Sullivan, Nathaniel J. Rust, Weston Lewis. Common Council — 
David F. Barry, Henry B. Goodenough, Michael W. Norris, Abraham 
C. Ratshesky, Thomas F. Lyons, Melancthon A\ r . Burlen, John Quinn, Jr. 

Fire Department. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Michael J. 
Mitchell, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — William B. McClellan, 
Michael J. Tierney, Arthur L. Spring, Charles E. Folsom, Jr., John 
Merrill. 

Health Department. — Aldermen — Thomas W. Flood, Michael 
J. Mitchell, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — James W. O'Brien, 
Frederick S. Gore, James Keenan, Albert W. Forbush, John B. Pat- 
terson. 

Hospital Department. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, John F. 
Dever, Weston Lewis. Common Council — Abraham C. Ratshesky, 
William B. McClellan, Albert W. Forbush, George M. Scates, Patrick 
F. Gormley. 

Department for the Inspection op Buildings. — Aldermen — 
Thomas W. Flood, Nathaniel J. Rust, Edward J. Leary. Common Coun- 
cil — Melancthon W. Burlen, William J. Donovan, Hugh L. Stalker, 
Mark H. Lynch, Timothy J. Sullivan. 

Lamp Department. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, John H. Sul- 
livan, Weston Lewis. Common Council — Melancthon W. Burlen, Ed- 
ward F. Draper, Nicholas J. Quinn, Charles H. Reinhart, Frank H. 
Ricker. 

Legislative Matters. — Aldermen — John F. Dever, Michael J. 
Mitchell, Jacob Fottler. Common Cotincil — Josiah S. Dean, Arthur 
L. Spring, John F. Fitzgerald, Albert C. Burrage, Michael T. Callahan. 

Library Department. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, Otis Eddy, 
Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — John B. Patterson, John M. 
O'Hai'a, John A. Daunt, Charles Carroll, Frederick C. Bleiler. 



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Market Department. — Aldermen — Michael J. Mitchell, Thomas 
F. Keenan, Jacob Fottlei-. Common Council — Thomas Talbot, Michael 
J. Tierney, David F. Barry, Henry B. Goodenough, Edward Farrell. 

Department of Mount Hope Cemetery. — Aldermen — Michael J. 
Mitchell, John F. Dever, Otis Eddy. Common Council — William B. 
McClellan, John A. Daunt, Franklin P. Pierce, Edward F. Draper, 
Timothy J. Sullivan. 

Department for Inspection of Milk and Vinegar. — Aldermen 

— Edward J. Leary, Nathaniel J. Rust, John H. Lee. Common Council 

— Hugh L. Stalker, Charles Carroll, Cornelius J. Flynn, Abraham C. 
Ratshesky, Cornelius H. Toland. 

Ordinances and Law Department. — Aldermen — John H. Lee, 
John F. Dever, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — Josiah S. Dean, 
Seth P. Smith, William F. Donovan, Albert C. Burrage, Charles 11. 
Dolan. 

Park Department. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Michael J. 
Mitchell, William A. Folsom. Common Council — Michael W. Norris, 
Franklin P. Pierce, Frank A. Teeling, Thomas Arthur, Frederick S. 
Gore. 

Police Department. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, Edward 
J. Leary, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — Arthur L. Spring, Frank 
F. Proctor, William J. Welch, Neil F. Doherty, Thomas Arthur. 

Department of Public Buildings. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
Edward J. Leary, Otis Eddy. Common Council — David F. Barry, 
John A. Daunt, Mark H. Lynch, William T. Graham, Charles E. Fol- 
som, Jr. 

Department of Public Grounds. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
Thomas W. Flood, AVeston Lewis. Common Council — John Quinn, 
Jr., Abraham C. Ratshesky, James H. Coughlin, James W. O'Brien, 
Charles H. Reinhart. 

Department of Public Institutions. — Aldermen — Thomas W. 
Flood, John H. Sullivan, John F. Dever. Common Council — James H. 
Coughlin, Abraham C. Ratshesky, John M. O'Hara, John J. Healy, 
Charles E. Folsom, Jr. 

Public Lands. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, Nathaniel J. Rust, 
Jacob Fottler. Common Council — Hugh McLaughlin, Frank H. Briggs, 
Josiah S. Dean, Thomas F. Lyons, Henry B. Goodenough. 

Printing. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, John H. Lee, Weston 
Lewis. Common Council — Michael T. Callahan, Melancthon W. Bur- 
len, John J. Healy, Fred II. Young, Patrick Higgins. 



COMMITTEES. 101 

Department for Inspection of Provisions. — Aldermen — Jacob 
Fottler, Weston Lewis, John II. Sullivan. Common Council — Frederick 
C Bleiler, Frank II. Kicker, Charles II. Reinhart, John M. O'Hara, 
Seth P. Smith. 

Registry Department. — Aldermen — Michael J. Mitchell, Thomas 
W. Flood, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — Frank F. Proctor, Clarence 
P. Weston, Sidney B. Everett, William C. Parker, William F. Donovan. 

Department for the Relief of the Poor. — Aldermen — Michael 
J. Mitchell, John F. Dever, William A. Folsom. Common Council — 
John L. Bates, Frank F. Proctor, Frederick C. Bleiler, Hubert B. Cur- 
ley, John Merrill. 

Department for Registration of Voters. — Aldermen — John F. 
Dever, Edward J. Leary, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — Frank 
H. Briggs, Hugh McLaughlin, Sidney B. Everett, Fred H. Young, An- 
drew J. Patterson. 

Schools and School-houses. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
John F. Dever, William A. Folsom. Common Council — Frank F. Proc- 
tor, Patrick Higgins, George M. Scates, Nicholas J. Quinn, William J. 
Sullivan. 

Department for Sealing of Weights and Measures. — Alder- 
men — Thomas F. Keenan, Edward J. Leary, Weston Lewis. Common 
Council — Charles Carroll, Walden Banks, Frank H. Ricker, James H. 
Coughlin, Frederick S. Gore. 

Street Department. — Aldermen — Thomas W. Flood, Thomas F. 
Keenan, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — Mark H. Lynch, James W. 
O'Brien, Seth P. Smith, Thomas Arthur, Frank H. Briggs. 

Department for Laying out Streets. — Aldermen — Thomas W. 
Flood, Thomas F. Keenan, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — John 
Hurley, Neil F. Doherty, Charles H. Dolan, Myron D. Cressy, Royal 
Robbins. 

Surveying Department. — Aldermen — Jacob Fottler, Otis Eddy, 
Michael J. Mitchell. Common Council — James A. Cochran, Walden 
Banks, Charles E. Clark, William F. Finneran, Frank A. Teeling. 

Treasury Department. — Aldermen — Nathaniel J. Rust, Weston 
Lewis, William A. Folsom. Common Council — Sidney B. Everett, 
William T. Graham, Timothy F. Murphy, Edward F. Draper, John B. 
Patterson. 

Department for Inspection of Vessels and Ballast. — Aldermen 

— John H. Sullivan, Michael J. Mitchell, Otis Eddy. Commo?i Council. 

— Thomas H. Boyd, Clarence P. Weston, Edward Farrell, Patrick 
Higgins, Fred C. Bleiler. 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Water-Income Department. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, 
Thomas W. Flood, Otis Eddy. Common Council — Cornelius H. 
Toland, Walden Banks, Frank McGinniss, Patrick F. Gormley, Michael 
T. Callahan. 

Water-Supply Department. — A Mermen —Thomas W. Flood, 
Michael J. Mitchell, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — Thomas F. 
Lyons, Charles W. Hallstram, John Hurley, William F. Donovan, 
Myron D. Cressy. 

JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Bituminous Coal. — Aldermen — Thomas W. Flood, William A. 
Folsom, Michael J. Mitchell. Common Council — Patrick F. Gormley, 
Charles Carroll, Arthur L. Spring, Royal Robbins, Frank F. Proctor. 

Carney Hospital. — Aldermen — Thomas W. Flood, Edward J. 
Leary, Weston Lewis. Common Council — Timothy J. Sullivan, Josiah 
S. Dean, Thomas Talbot, Michael W. Norris, Frederick C. Bleiler. 

City-Hall Extension. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Edward J. 
Leary, Otis Eddy. Common Council — Charles W. Hallstram, Edward 
Farrell, Thomas Talbot, John A. Daunt, Royal Robbins. 

Consolidation of Departments. — Aldermen — Jacob Fottler, John 
F. Dever, Thomas W. Flood. Common Council — Charles W. Hallstram, 
Thomas F. Lyons, Seth P. Smith, Patrick F. Gormley, John F. Fitz- 
gerald. 

Closing Drawbridges. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, Thomas 
W. Flood, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — William J. Sullivan, 
James H. Coughlin, Timothy F. Murphy, Myron D. Cressy, Andrew J. 
Patterson. 

East Boston Bridge. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Thomas F. 
Keenan, Otis Eddy. Common Council — William J. Donovan, James 
A. Cochran, John L. Bates, Timothy F. Murphy, Neil F. Doherty. 

East Boston Grade Crossings. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
Michael J. Mitchell, William A. Folsom. Common Council — Thomas 
Arthur, Hugh L. Stalker, James A. Cochran, Cornelius J. Flynn, 
George M. Scates. 

Fourth of July. — Aldermen — John H. Lee, John H. Sullivan, 
Michael J. Mitchell, Thomas F. Keenan, Jacob Fottler, Nathaniel J. 
Rust, Edward J. Leary, Thomas W. Flood, Weston Lewis, William 
A. Folsom, John F. Dever, Otis Eddy. Common Council — David F. 
Bariy, James A. Cochran, Cornelius J. Flynn, John M. O'Hara, 
Albert W. Forbush, John Hurley, Charles Carroll, Cornelius H. Toland, 



COMMITTEES. 103 

William F. Donovan, Walden Banks, William C. Parker, Charles W. 
Hallsfcram, William J. Welch, Michael W. Norris, Josiah S. Dean, 
Frederick S. Gore, Charles II. Reinhart, Nicholas J. Quinn, Thomas 
Talbot, Thomas F. Lyons, Charles II. Dolan, George M. Scales, 
Patrick Gormley, Frank F. Proctor, Charles E. Folsom, Jr., Henry B. 
Goodenough. 

Grade Crossing, Old Colony Railroad (Providence Div.).— 
Aldermen — Thomas W. Flood, William A. Folsom, Jacob Fottler. 
Common Council — William F. Finneran, John L. Bates, Edward F. 
Draper, John A. Daunt, Frederick C. Bleiler. 

Grade Crossings, Causeway and Traverse Streets.— Aldermen 
— Thomas F. Keenan, Michael J. Mitchell. Nathaniel J. Rust. Com- 
mon Council — Neil F. Doherty, John F. Fitzgerald, Seth P. Smith, 
Patrick Higgins, Charles W. Hallstram. 

Harvard Street. — Aldermen — William A. Folsom, Edward J. 
Leary, Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — Charles W. Hall- 
stram, John Quinn, Jr., Albert C. Bun-age, James Keenan, Frank F. 
Proctor. 

Harbor Fortifications. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Edward 
J. Leary, Otis Eddy. Common Council — John Quinn, Jr., Edward F. 
Draper, John L. Bates, Royal Robbins, Hubert B. Curley. 

Improvement of Durginville. — Aldermen — John F. Dever, 
Thomas W. Flood. Common Council — Thomas H. Boyd, William F. 
Finneran, William J. Welch. 

Joint Rules and Orders. — Aldermen — John H. Lee, Thomas 
W. Flood, Nathaniel J. Rust, Michael J. Mitchell, Jacob Fottler. Com- 
mon Council — Josiah S. Dean, Arthur L. Spring, David F. Barry, 
Abraham C. Ratshesky, Patrick F. Gormley, Melancthon W. Burlen, 
William B. McClellan. 

Labor-Day Celebration. — Aldermen — Edward J. Leary, Michael 
J. Mitchell, Otis Eddy. Common Council — James Keenan, Albert C. 
Smith, John Merrill, Frank McGinniss, Andrew J. Patterson. 

Mayor's Address. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Nathaniel J. 
Rust, John F. Dever. Common Council — Arthur L. Spring, William 
T. Graham, Edward F. Draper, William J. Welch, James Keenan. 

Memorial Day. — Aldermen — Weston Lewis, Michael J. Mitchell, 
Thomas F. Keenan. Common Council — Josiah S. Dean, Frank H. 
Briggs, William J. Sullivan, Franklin L. Pierce, Nicholas J. Quinn. 

Nautical Training School. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, 
Thomas F. Keenan, Otis Eddy. Common Council — William B. McClel- 



104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Ian, Charles E. Clark, Frank McGinniss, Frank A. Teeling, Abraham 

C. Ratshesky. 

Orchard Park. — Aldermen — John F. Dever, Thomas W. Flood, 
William A. Folsom. Common Council — William B. McClellan, 
Charles H. Dolan, John J. Healy, Hubert B. Curley, Albert C. Burrage. 

Salaries. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Michael J. Mitchell, 
Edward J. Leary, Otis Eddy, William A. Folsom. Common Council — 
John Merrill, Charles W. Hallstram, Clarence P. Weston, Timothy J. 
Sullivan, Nicholas J. Quinn. 

Seventeenth of June. — Aldermen — Michael J. Mitchell, John 
H. Sullivan, Weston Lewis. Common Council — John Hurley, Myron 

D. Cressy, James W. O'Brien, Michael J. Tierney, John O'Hara. 

South Bay Forum. — Aldermen — Thomas W. Flood, Otis Eddy, 
Edward J. Leary. Common Council — Timothy J. Sullivan, John 
Merrill, Thomas Talbot, John A. Daunt, John B. Patterson. 

South Boston Grade Crossings. — Aldermen— Edward J. Leary, 
Thomas W. Flood, Weston Lewis. Common Council — Michael W. 
Norris, James H. Coughlin, William J. Sullivan. 

Sidewalks. — Aldermen — Nathaniel J. Rust, John F. Dever, Otis 
Eddy. — Common Council — Franklin P. Pierce, Hugh McLaughlin, 
Nicholas J. Quinn, Mark H. Lynch, Frank H. Ricker. 

Stony Brook. — Aldermen — William A. Folsom, John F. Dever, 
Nathaniel J. Rust. Common Council — Andrew J. Patterson. Thomas 
Talbot, Hubert B. Curley, Frank H. Ricker, Timothy F. Murphy. 

Statues to Grant and Others. — Aldermen — Thomas F. Keenan, 
John F. Dever, Weston Lewis. Common Council — James W. O'Brien, 
Michael T. Callahan, Charles F. Clark, Neil F. Doherty, Cornelius J. 
Flynn. 

Use of Streets by. Private Corporations. — Aldermen — Otis 
Eddy, Michael J. Mitchell, Weston Lewis. Common Council — Fred 
H.Young, William T. Graham, Cornelius Doherty, William F. Dono- 
van, Albert W. Forbush. 

Grade Crossings, Charlestown — Aldermen — Michael J. Mitchell, 
Thomas F. Keenan, Jacob Fottler. Common Council — Frank McGin- 
niss, Myron D. Cressy, John Hurley, Frank A. Teeling, William T. 
Graham. 

East Boston Ferries. — Aldermen — John H. Sullivan, Thomas 
F. Keenan, Weston Lewis. Common Council — William J. Donovan, 
John L. Bates, Cornelius J. Flynn, JohnF. Fitzgerald, Frank H. Briggs. 



COMMITTEES. 105 

Warren Statue. — Aldermen — John F. Dever, Weston Lewis, 
Thomas F. Keenan. Common Council — David F. Barry, Melancthon 
W. Burlen, Albert C. Burrage, Charles II.Dolan, William B. McClellan. 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Contingent Expenses. — Thomas F. Lyons, Hugh L. Stalker, John 
J. Healy. 

Elections. — Frank A. Teeling, William C. Parker, Charles E. Clark, 
Thomas Arthur, Hubert B. Curley. 

Judiciary. — Josiah S. Dean, Albert C. Burrage, John F. Fitzgerald, 
Albert C. Smith, Michael J. Tierney. 

Rules and Orders. — Josiah S. Dean, Albert C. Burrage, William B. 
McClellan, Charles E. Folsom, Jr., Frank A. Teeling. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Badges. — Michael W. Norris, Charles E. Folsom, Jr., William B. 
McClellan. 

Sanitary Department, Ward 23. — Frank F. Proctor, Franklin P. 
Pierce, Edward F. Draper, George M. Seates, Charles H. Reinhart. 



First Division. — William B. McClellan, Melancthon W. Burlen. 
Second Division. — Michael W. Norris, George M. Seates. 
Third Division. — John Hurley, Franklin P. Pierce. 
Fourth Division. — Mark H. Lynch, Sidney B. Everett. 



106 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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 with the times of appointment or election, the respective terms of 
office as prescribed by statutes, ordinances, or both, and the salary received by each, 
respectively. 



Offices. 



Ancient Records, Com- 
missioners of ... . 

Architect . 

Assessors 

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 
Vinegar ....... 

Inspector of Provisions, 

Lamps, Superintendent 
of 

Law Department : 

Corporation Counsel, 

City Solicitor . . . . 



How 
Created. 



Ordinance 



Statute 



Statute . . 
Ordinance 



Statute . . 
Ordinance 

Statute . . 



Ordinance 



By Whom 
Appointed. 



Mayor ] 



City Council 5 



Mayor ] 



Governor 3 
Mayor l . 



When 
Appointed 



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 
fled . . . 

May 1 . . 

" 1 . . 

" 1 . . 

" 1 . . 



" 1 . . 

November 3 
1889 . . . 

May 1 . . 

" 1 . . 

November 3 

1889 . • . 

May 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 » 
5,000 

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

3,500 

3,000 

3,000 

3,000 

None. 

$5,000 
3,000 
1,700 

3,500 

6,000 
5,750 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 



107 



Offices. 



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, Superintendent 
of 



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

Water Registrar 



How 
Created. 



Statute 



Ordinance 



Statute 



Ordinance 



Statute . . 

Ordinance 
Statute . . 



Ordinance 
Statute . . 
Ordinance 
Statute . . 
tt 

Ordinance 



By Whom 
Appointed. 



Mayor : 



Governor 3 



Mayor ' 



Vote of the 
People . . 

Mayor 1 . . 



When 

Appointed. 



Annually, 
one . . , 

Annually , 



Annually, 
five . . . 

Annually, 
one . . . 

One in 1893, 
1894, 1895, 
respect- 
ively . . 

Annually . 



Annually, 
one . . 



Annually 



Annually, 
four . . 

Annually . 



Annually, 
two . . . 

Annually, 
one . . . 

Annually . 

Mayl8, 1891 : 

Annually . 



Annually, 

one . . , 

Annually , 



Term 
Begins. 



May 



1st Monday 
in Jan. 



Length of 
Term. 



Five years. 
One year. 



Three years, 

Five years. 
One year. 



Salary. 



Three years. 

One year. 

Three years. 
One year. 

Three years. 

it ii 

One year. 
Three years. 
One year. 
ii ii 

Three years. 
One year. 



None. 
$3,000 

None. 
None. 

$4,000 * 
3,000 

3,600 

3,000 

3,500* 
2,550 
3,000 

None. 
$3,000 

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 Ly concurrent vote. 



108 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS. 



Offices. 


How 
Created. 


By Whom 
Appointed. 


When 
Appointed. 


Term 
Begins. 


Length of 
Term. 


Salary. 


Art Commissioners . . 


Statute . . 


Ex officio . 


1890 . . . 


1890 . . . 


Indefinite. 


None. 


Assessors, First Assist- 


Ordinance 


Assessors 2 . 


Annually . 


May 1 . . 
" 1 . . 


One year. 


$7 per diem 
and $350 

$5 per diem. 


Assessors, Second As- 


Beef, Weighers of . . . 


" 


Mayor * . . 


" 


" 1 . . 


" 


Fees. 


Boilers, Weighers of, 


Ordinance 


City Clerk 2. 


Annually in 
January . 


" 1 . . 

When 
qualified . 


(1 it 
CI U 




Clerk, Assist. City . . 


$3,800 


Coal, Weighers of . . . 


Statute . . 


Mayor 1 . . . 


" 


May 1 . . 


" 


Fees. 


Collateral Loan Co., one 
Committees, Assistant 


Ordinance 


Mayor . . . 
Cl'kofComm. 


if 


When 
appoiuted. 

April 1 . . 


<( « 


None. 
$2,500 


Common Council, Clerk 
of 


Statute . . 


Common 
Council . 


it 


When 
elected . 


During 
pleasure of 
Com. Co. 






$3,000 




ct 


Mayor 1 . . 


" 


May 1 . . 


One year. 


Fees. 


Court-House Commis- 

Election Officers, 12 for 
each Precinct .... 


« . . 


Mayor . . . 
Mayor * . . 


March 4, 

1885 . . . 

Sept. 1-20 


March 4, 

1885 . . . 

Nov. 1 . . 


Indefinite. 
One year. 


$2,000 

$8 per diem; 
clerks, $10 
per diem. 


Fence- Viewers .... 


" . . 


" 


Annually . 


May 1 . . 


" " 


Fees. 


Field-Drivers and 
Pound-Keepers . . . 


« . . 


« 


« 


" 1 . . 


«< .. 




Fish, Weighers of Salt- 


« . . 


« 


« 


" 1 . . 


.< <■ 




Grain, Measurers of . . 


" -. . 


" 


" 


" 1 . . 


" " 




Hay and Straw, Inspect- 


« . . 


" 


« 


" 1 . . 


.< « 




Hay Scales, Superin- 


« . . 


<« 


« 


" 1 . . 


« 




Hoops and Staves, Cull- 


.. . . 


« 


« 


" 1 . . 


.< .. 




Lime, Inspectors of . . 


" . . 


" 


<< 


" 1 . . 


.. «. 




Marble, etc., Surveyors 


.< . . 


ii 


<< 


" 1 . . 


,. .. 




Old South Association, 
two Managers .... 


«• . . 


City Council 


« 


When 
elected . 


<i <■ 


None. 



OTHER TUBLIO OFFICERS. 



109 



Offices. 



Petroleum, etc., Inspect- 
ors of 

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

Upper Leather, Meas- 
urers of 

Vessels and Ballast, 
Weighers and In- 
spectors of 

Wood and Bark, Meas- 
urers of 

Workingmen's Loan 
Association, one Di- 
rector 



IIow 
Created. 



Statute . . 



By Whom 
Appointed. 



Mayor ' 



When 
Appointed, 



Annually . 



June 18, 
1891 . . . 

Annually, 
in April . 



Annually, 
in March 
or Apr. . 



Term 
Begins. 



May 1 . . 



June 18, 
1891 . . . 



1 . 



3d Thurs- 
day in Apr, 



Length of 
Term. 



One year. 



Indefinite. 



Salary. 



Fees. 



Not fixed. 



Fees. 



None. 



1 Subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. 
* Subject to confirmation by the Mayor. 
s By concurrent vote. 



110 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Note. — Pub. Stat, refers to the Massachusetts Public Statutes of 1882. Stat., 
alone, to the annual Statutes or Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts ; Rev. Ord., to 
the Revised Ordinances of 1892; Rev. Reg., to the Revised Regulations of 1892. 

The municipal year begins on the first Monday in January. 

The financial year begins on February 1. 

Corrections are made up to June 1, 1892. 



DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT RECORDS. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 4.] 
The office of Record Commissioners was established by Ordinance 
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. Ord., Chap. 5.] 
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 under 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 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. Ill 

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- 
son, Secretary. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 

BOARD OF ASSESSORS. 

[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 37 ; 1884, Chap. 123 ; Eev. Ord., Chap. 6.] 

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. 
Thomas Hills, Chairman; Edward B. Daily, Joseph Tondorf, 
Jr. Term ends in 1895. 

[Office, City Hall.] 

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

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

first assistants. 
[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, $ 2; Rev. Ord., Chap. 6, § 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 Secretary. They receive $7 each per 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. Thomas O. McEnany. 

3. Frederick H. Temple. 

4. Dennis G. Quirk. 

5. George S. Pendergast. 

6. Hugh F. Sheran. 

7. Charles B. Hunting. 

8. John A. Barry. 

9. Joseph R. Grose. 
10. Daniel A. Downey. 



11. Charles O. Burrill. 

12. Patrick F. Sullivan. 

13. Horace Smith. 

14. Samuel Hichborn. 

15. Patrick D. Sullivan. 

16. William H. Cundy. 

17. James Carney. 

18. Jerome S. Macdonald. 

19. Eugene J. O'Connor. 

20. Dennis F. Brennan. 



112 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



21. Nicholas J. Furie. 

22. James I. Moore. 

23. John J. Gartland. 

24. William B. Smart. 

25. George A. King. 

26. John H. Giblin. 

27. Edward W. Dolan. 

28. Henry L. Carter. 

29. Thomas J. Leach. 

30. John H. Griggs. 

31. Andrew J. Browne. 



32. Robert Culbert. 

33. Frank S. Pratt. 

34. A. S. Parker Weeks. 

35. Hubert Pope. 

36. George Warren. 

37. George E. Hall. 

38. Henry Pierce. 

39. Archibald A. Turner. 

40. Edward C. Scates. 

41. George W. Warren. 



SECOND ASSISTANTS. 
[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2; Rev. Ord., Chap. 6, § 1.] 

The Second 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) . James F. Daly. 

Dist. 3. 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 north and east of a line beginning 
at the junction of Salem and Hanover streets ; thence by the centre 
lines of Hanover and Richmond streets and the centre line of Atlantic 
avenue to the boundary line of Ward 12. Dennis Bonner. 

Dist. 7. That part of Ward 6 lying south and west of a line begin- 
ning where the boundary line between Wards 6 and 12 crosses Atlantic 
avenue ; thence by the centre line of said avenue and the centre lines of 
Richmond and Hanover streets to the boundary line of Ward 7. Dennis 
J. Leahy. 

Dist. 8. That part of Ward 7 lying north of a line beginning at the 
junction of Hanover and Blackstone streets ; thence by the centre line of 
Blackstone street to Haymarket square ; thence across said square to the 
centre line of Merrimac street ; thence by the centre line of said last- 
named street to the boundary line of Ward 8. Robert A. McCarron. 

Dist. 9. That part of Ward 7 lying south of a line beginning at the 
junction of Causeway and Merrimac streets ; thence by the centre line of 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 113 

Merrimac street to Haymarket square ; tlienee across said square to the 
centre line of Blaekstone street ; thence by the centre line of said last- 
named street to the boundary line of Ward 0. CHARLES W. Cukkan. 

Dist. 10. The whole of Ward 8. John W. Mahtin. 

Dist. 11. The whole of Ward 9. William W. McKenna. 

Dist. 12. 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. Josiah H. Quincy. 

Dist. 13. That part of Ward 10 lying to the south and west of a line 
beginning at the ward line at the junction of Bedford and Summer 
streets ; thence by the centre lines of Summer, Washington, Winter, 
Tremont, Park, and Beacon streets, to the boundary line of Ward 9. 
Roger H. Scannell. 

Dist. 14. That part of Ward 11 lying north and west of a line begin- 
ning where the boundary line between Wards 10 and 11 crosses Park 
square ; thence across said square to the centre line of Providence street; 
thence by said centre line and the centre line of Berkeley street to the 
location of the Providence Division of the Old Colony Railroad ; thence 
by said location to the boundary line of .Ward 22. Leo Coydevant. 

Dist. 15. That part of Ward 11 lying south and east of the line 
beginning where the location of the Providence Division of the Old 
Colony Railroad passes under West Chester Park ; thence by said loca- 
tion and the centre lines of Berkeley and Providence streets to Park 
square ; thence across said square to the boundary line of Ward 10. 
Thomas W. Kelley. 

Dist. 16. That part of Ward 12 lying noi'th of a line beginning at 
the junction of Kneeland and Hudson streets ; thence by the centre 
line of Kneeland and Federal streets and Mount Washington avenue to 
the boundary line of Ward 13. Daniel H. Riley. 

Dist. 17. That part of Ward 12 lying south of a line beginning 
at Fort Point Channel ; thence by the centre line of Mount Washington 
avenue and the centre lines of Federal and Kneeland streets to the boun- 
dary line of Ward 10. Henry J. Ireland. 

Dist. 18. The whole of Ward 13. Andrew J. Quinn. 

Dist. 19. That part of Ward 14 lying west of a line running through 
the centre of K street, from the ward line in Boston harbor to the ward 
line in Dorchester bay. Henry J. McKee. 

Dist. 20. That part of Ward 14 lying east of the line running through 
the centre of K street, from the ward line in Dorchester bay to the ward 
line in Boston harbor. William H. Qdinn. 

Dist. 21. The whole of Ward 15. John S. McDonough. 



114 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Dist. 22. The whole of Ward 16. Edward V. Fitzgerald. 

Dist. 23. The whole of Ward 17. John F. Doyle. 

Dist. 24. The whole of Ward 18. Henry S. Harris. 

Dist. 25. The whole of Ward 19. Patrick J. Crowley. 

Dist. 26. That part of Ward 20 lying north and west of a line be- 
ginning at the junction of Albany and Swett streets ; thence by the 
centre lines of Swett, Magazine, and Dudley streets and the centre line of 
Blue Hill avenue to the boundary line of Ward 21. Patrick J. Mullen. 

Dist. 27. That part of Ward 20 lying south and east of a line be- 
ginning at the junction of Winthrop street and Blue Hill avenue ; thence 
by the centre line of said avenue and the centre lines of Dudley, Maga- 
zine, and Swett streets to the boundary line of Ward 18. William 
Burns. 

Dist. 28. That part of Ward 21 lying north and west of a line be- 
ginning at the junction of Dudley and Warren streets ; thence by the 
centre line of Warren street, Walnut avenue, Circuit and Washington 
streets to the boundary line of Wai-d 23. Charles F. Riley. 

Dist. 29. That part of Ward 21 lying south and east of a line begin- 
ning at the junction of Codman avenue and Washington street ; thence 
by the centre lines of Washington and Circuit streets, Walnut avenue, 
and Warren street to the boundary line of Ward 20. Daniel J. Riley. 

Dist. 30. That part of Ward 22 lying north of a line beginning at 
the boundary line between the city of Boston and the town of Brook- 
line; thence by the centre lines of Longwood avenue, Parker and 
Tremont streets to the boundary line of Ward 21. Hubert J. Gormley. 

Dist. 31. That part of Ward 22 lying south of a line beginning at the 
junction of the location of the Providence Division of the Old Colony 
Railroad and Tremont street; thence by the centre lines of Tremont 
and Parker streets and the centre line of Longwood avenue to the 
boundary line between the city of Boston and town of Brookline. 
James P. Fox. 

Dist. 32. That part of Ward 23 lying north and east of a line begin- 
ning at the junction of Centre street and the location of the Providence 
Division of the Old Colony Railroad ; thence by said location and the 
location of the West Roxbury Branch Railroad, to the centre lines of 
Dudley avenue, South, Centre, and Church streets to the ward line. 
Daniel H. Daly. 

Dist. 33. That part of Ward 23 lying south and east of a line be- 
ginning at the boundary line between the city of Boston and the town 
of Hyde Park ; thence by the centre lines of Grew avenue, Poplar, Syca- 
more, Kittreclge, Norfolk, and Washington streets, and Dudley avenue, 
to the location of the West Roxbury Branch Railroad ; thence by said 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT. 115 

location and the location of the Providence Division of the Old Colony 
Railroad to the ward line at Centre street. Philip II. Downes. 

Dist. 34. That part of Ward 23 lying south' and west of a line begin- 
ning at the boundary line between the city of Boston and the town of 
Brookl hie; thence by the centre lines of Church, Centre, and South 
streets, Dudley avenue, Washington, Norfolk, Kittredge, Sycamore, and 
Poplar streets, and Grew avenue, to the boundary line between said city 
and the town of Hyde Park. Dexter C. Whittemore. 

Dist. 35. That part of Ward 24 lying northerly of a line beginning 
at the junction of Columbia and Quincy streets ; thence by the centre 
lines of Quincy, Bowdoin, East, and Adams streets, Dorchester avenue 
and Park street, and the centre line of said last-named street extended 
to Dorchester bay. Richard W. Smith. 

Dist. 36. That part of Ward 24 lying northerly and westerly of a 
line beginning at the junction of Columbia and Quincy streets ; thence 
by the centre lines of Quincy, Bowdoin, East, and Adams streets, Dor- 
chester and Centre avenues, Centre and Washington streets and Talbot 
avenue to the boundary line of Ward 23. William D. Lang. 

Dist. 37. That part of Ward 24 lying southerly and westerly of a 
line beginning at the junction of Blue Hill avenue and Talbot avenue ; 
thence by the centre lines of Talbot avenue, Washington and Ashmont 
streets and Dorchester avenue to Neponset river. Richardson Hutch- 
inson. 

Dist. 38. That part of Ward 24 lying easterly and southerly of a 
line beginning at Dorchester bay at the centre line of Park street ex- 
tended ; thence by said extended line and the centre line of Park street, 
Dorchester avenue, Centre avenue, Centre, Washington, and Ashmont 
streets and Dorchester avenue to Neponset river. John J. Dailey. 

Dist. 39. That part of Ward 25 lying north and east of a line begin- 
ning at the boundary between the city of Boston and the toAvn of Water- 
town ; thence by the centre line of North, Beacon, Parsons, Washington, 
and Cambridge streets to Charles river. Patrick F. Carley. 

Dist. 40. That part of Ward 25 lying south and west of a line begin- 
ning at the boundary between the cities of Boston and Cambridge ; 
thence by the centre lines of Cambridge, Washington, Parsons, and 
North Beacon streets to the Charles river. James Brockner. 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 7.] 
The office of Auditor was established by the ordinance of August 2, 
1824. Regular annual reports of receipts and expenditures have been 
published by the Auditor since 1825. These reports show the annual 



116 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

receipts of the City and County, the debt, and the public property. 
Similar, but less complete, reports were published by finance com- 
mittees from 1811 to 1824, 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 loth 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 $800 
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, §§ 34-35.] 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 30 ; 1885, Chap. 266. § 2 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 8.] 

The City Clerk, chosen annually in January by concurrent vote of 
the two branches 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 provided 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. Priest, Assistant City Clerk. Salary, $3,800. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



CITY MESSENGER ENGINEERING. 117 

CITY MESSENGER DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord.,Chap.9.] 
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 printed for the use of the City 
Council, and is the custodian of the City Hall Building. The office was 
established by the ordinance of October 14, 1852. The City Messenger 
is chosen annually by the City Council and appoints his subordinates. 

Alvah H. Peters, City Messenger. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, City Hall.] 



CLERK OF COMMITTEES DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 10.] 
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 Reference Library. 

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. 11.] 
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. 12.] 

The duties of the City Engineer include the structural maintenance of 
bridges, designing and superintending the construction of new bridges, 
retaining-walls, city wharves, 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 superintendence 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- 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

cepting and outlet sewers (Improved Sewerage or Main Drainage), and 
of the engineering work in connection with the parks. The office of 
City 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.] 



FERRY DEPARTMENT. 
[Rev. Ord., Chap. 13.] 
By Chapter 155 of the Aets of 1869 the City Council of Boston was 
authorized to purchase the property and franchise of the East Boston 
Ferry Company, incorporated by Stat. 1852, Chap. 244. On December 
17, 1869, the City voted to purchase the ferry property 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.] » 

William J. Burke, Supt. of Ferries. Salary, $3,500. 

[Office, East Boston side of North Ferry.] 
Until 1891 the ferries were in charge of a Board of Commissioners, 
five in number, established under the ordinance of Februaiy 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 department 
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 cai'riages, without horse, two cents. All 
heavy carriages, without horse, four cents. 

1 By a vote of the City Council, passed July 30, 187T, 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 
60.) 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 119 

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 oil sixteen tickets for fifty cents. With two horses, and weighing 
not more than 8,000 pounds, 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 
four horses, and weighing not more than 16,000 pounds, thirteen cents, 
or packages of twenty tickets for $2. 

Trucks and caravans. — Drawn by one horse, and weighing not more 
than 4,000 pounds, seven cents. Drawn by two horses, and weighing 
not more than 8,000 pounds, ten cents. Drawn by three horses, and 
weighing 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, fifteen cents ; not loaded, seven cents. 
Drawn by three 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 j>ounds, loaded, thirty cents; not 
loaded, fifteen cents. 

No load weighing more than 16,000 pounds is allowed to pass over 
the ferry, unless 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 passing 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 barrel, not in a vehicle, one cent. 
Each and every half-barrel, not in a vehicle, one cent. All other arti- 
cles in proportion. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1850, Chap. 262; Bey. Ord., Chap. 14.] 
The Boston Fire Department was organized in 1837, the Chief Engi- 
neer of the paid department publishing annual reports from 1838 until 
1873. By the ordinance of October 24, 1873, the department was 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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- 
trol of the department, a Chief, an Assistant Chief, nine District Chiefs, 
an Inspector of Wires, and officers, engine-men, telegraph operators, 
etc., to the number of about seven hundred in all. 

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS. 

Robert G. Fitch, Chairman. Term ends in 1892. 
George H. Innis. Term ends in 1893. 
John R. Murphy. Term ends in 1894. 
Salary, $3,000 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. 5. 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 that part 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 Northampton 
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 Iloxbury), and west of Shawmut avenue, 
to the Brookline boundary line, and including Ward 25, formerly 
Brighton. 

Dist. 9. All that part south of Disti'icts 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) . 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



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STEAM FIRE-ENGINES. 



Number. 



1 . . . . 

a 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

lO 

11 

13 

13 

14 

15 . . . . . 
16 

IT 

18 

19 . . . . 

ao ...... 

31 

22 . . . . . 

a3 . . . . . 

84 

as 

20 and 35 . 
37 . . . . . 

as 

39 

SO 

31 

32 

33 

34 

36 

37 ..... 

38 and 39 . 
40 



Location. 



Dorchester street, cor. Fourth, S. B. . . . 

Fourth, cor. 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 

Cor. Saratoga and Byron sts., East Boston 

Dudley street, 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 

Boylston street . 

Western avenue, Brighton 

Monument street, Charlestown 

Longwood avenue 

Congress street 

Sumner street, East Boston 



Officers. 



Robert E. Bartlett, Capt. 

John H. I.e Cain, Capt. 
I James H. LoFavor, Capt. 
/M.Walsh, Lieut. 
j P. F. McDonough, Capt. 
( James P. Dean, Lieut. 

George A. Jones, Capt. 
I John I. Quigley, Capt. 
I J. H. Victory, Lieut. 
j E. F. Martin, Capt. 
! Charles P. Smith, Lieut. 
j J. S. Kenney, Capt. 
| M. C. Leonard. Lieut. 

E. B. Smith, Capt. 

I John Knights, Capt. 
I H. P. Pitcher, Lieut. 
G. W. Warren, Capt. 

B. McCarthy, Capt. 

Daniel T. Marden, Capt. 

Daniel F. Sennott, Capt. 
Isaac A. Williams, Capt. 
George J. Wall, Lieut. 
Edwin R. Merrill, Capt. 

Alexander Glover, Capt. 

John Colligan, Capt. 

George F. Fenuo, Capt. 

William G. Blanchard, Capt. 

T. W. Gowan, Capt. 
Charles F. Poor, Capt. 

F. E. Hibbard, Lieut. 
Nathan L. Hussey, Capt. 
R. E. Handy, Lieut. 
William Childs, Capt. 

C. O. Poland, Capt. 
C. E. Phoenix, Lieut. 
C. C. Willett, Capt. 
J. M. Gariity, Lieut. 
W. J. Gaffey. Lieut. 

G. F. Titus, Capt. 

George B. Reiley, Capt. 

C. H. Champney, Capt. 

James B. Prescott, Capt. 
B. F. Healey, Capt. 
R. A. Ritchie, Lieut. 
M. V. B. Kimball, Capt. 
George W. Frost, Capt. 
John Neal, Lieut. 

George C. Fernald, Capt. 

S. L. Low, Capt. 

H. D. Smith, Capt. 
John F. Ryan, Capt. 
Charles Ingersoll, Lieut. 
M. J. Kennedy, Lieut. 
J. H. Elliott, Capt. 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



LADDER CARRIAGES. 

No. 1. Warren square. A. R. Johnson, Captain ; T. B. Flannagan, 
Lieutenant. 

No. 2. Sumner, corner Orleans street, East Boston. John W. 
Goclbold, Captain. 

No. 3. Harrison avenue, corner of Bristol street. John Grady, 
Captain ; J. P. McManus, Lieutenant. 
No. 4. Dudley street, Roxbury. James M. Littleton, Captain. 
No. 5. Fourth, near Dorchester street. E. A. Perkins, Captain ; 
E. H. Whitney, Lieutenant. 
No. 6. Temple street, Dorchester. George S. Bourne, Captain. 
No. 7. Meeting-house Hill, Dorchester. F. W. Webber, Ladderman 
in charge. 

No. 8. Fort Hill square. George F. Griffin, Captain. C. H. Leary, 
Lieutenant. 

No. 9. Main street, Charlestown . Thomas W. Conway, Captain. 
No. 10. Centre street, Jamaica Plain. John F. Boothby, Captain. 
No. 11. Chestnut Hill avenue, Brighton. James A. Dooley, Captain. 
No. 12. Tremont street, Roxbury. Joseph M. Gargan, Captain; 
William Coulter, 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. Turn-table truck. 

No. 16. Washington street, Roslindale. Thomas P. Lally, Lieu- 
tenant in charge. 

No. 17. Harrison avenue. Charles T. Adams, Captain; James P. 
Bowles, Lieutenant. 

HORSE HOSE-CARRIAGES. 

Hose No. 3. Winthrop street, Charlestown. Owen Tulley, Captain. 

Hose No. 5. Shawmut avenue. J. D. Kelley, Hoseman in charge. 

Hose No. 7. Tremont street, Roxbury. 

Hose No. 8. North Grove street. John H. Ewers, Lieutenant in 
charge. 

Hose No. 10. Dorchester street, South Boston. C. E. Molloy, 
Hoseman in charge. 

Hose No. 12. Fourth, near K street, South Boston. M. A. Jones, 
Hoseman in charge. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 1-^> 



CHEMICAL ENGINES. 

No. 1. Bulfinch street. P. F. McDonough, Captain. 

No. 2. Church street. Joseph Smith, Lieutenant in charge. 

No. 3. Longwood avenue. T. Henry Welteh, Hoseman in charge. 

No. 4. Washington street, Roslindale. Thomas P. Lally, Lieutenant 
in charge. 

No. 5. Egleston square. John T. Byron, Hoseman in charge. 

No. 6. South Harvard street, Brighton. E. T. Smith, Lieutenant 
in charge. 

No. 7. Chelsea street, East Boston. George W. Stoddai"d, Lieu- 
tenant in charge. 

No. 8. B street, South Boston. Henry J. Hart, Lieutenant in charge. 

No. 9. Main street, Charlestown. T. W. Conway, Captain in 
charge. 

No. 10. Eustis street, Roxbury. A. W. Brown, Lieutenant in charge. 

BUREAU OF INSPECTION OF WIRES. 
[Stat. 1890, chap. 404 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 14, §§ 2, 3.] 
Brown S. Flanders, Inspector. Appointed by the Board of Fire 
Commissioners. Salary, $3,200. 

[Office, 28 School street.] 

The Inspector of Wires supervises all electric wires or cables over or 
under streets or buildings, and enforces the statutes, ordinances, and 
regulations relating to their location, erection, supports, maintenance, 
insulation, and removal. He also has the entire care and maintenance 
of the fire-alarm telegraph and telephone systems, and all electrical 
appliances and machinery for the city, except for the Police Department. 

Cyrus A. George, Deputy Inspector. In charge of the fire-alarm office, 
City Hall. 

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 performing his duties. An accurate ac- 
count is kept of the time of each alarm, of the station from which it 
originates, and of all other necessary information. Alarms are trans- 
mitted to the Central Office, from the signal stations, or boxes, by pull- 
ing a slide in the box. 



124 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

FIRE-MARSHAL. 

[Stat. 1886, Chap. 354; 1887, Chap. 231.] 

The Fire-Marshal is appointed by the Governor, to hold office for 
three years from the date of his appointment, or until his successor is 
appointed, 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 supervises 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 W". Whitcomb, Fire-Marshal. Salary, $3,000 per annum. 

Term ends November 3, 1892. 

[Office, 6 Pemberton square.] 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 40; Rev. Ord., Chap. 15; Chap. 43, §§ 1-28.] 
The first Board of Health in Boston was established in 1799, under 
the special statute of February 13, 1799. The first collected edition of 
the statutes under which this Board acted was published in 1811, and 
contained also the regulations of the Board. This Board had in sub- 
stance the same powers as the present Board of Health, and was abol- 
ished by the first city charter. From 1822 to 1873 the functions of the 
Board were exercised through the City Council. The present Board of 
Health was established by the ordinance of December 2, 1872, and has 
published annual reports since 1873. 

BOARD OF HEALTH. 

Samuel L. Dukgin, M.D., .Chairman. Term ends in 1893. 
George F. Babbitt. Term ends in 1894. 
Edward J. Donovan. Term ends in 1895. 
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, $1,200. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 125 

Francis G. Lane, 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 Spectacle 
Islands. The steamer "Vigilant," George 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 carry 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. 30, 
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; in 1891, 
1,014,788. 

MORGUE. 

The City Morgue is located on North Grove street. F. L. Briggs, 
Superintendent. Salary, $360. 

CEMETERIES. 

The following is a list of the Burial Grounds in charge of the Boai'd 
of Health : 
Bennington street, East Boston. 
Bunker Hill, Charlestown. 
Phipps street, Chai'lestown. 
Copp's 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, Upham's Corner. 

Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, opposite Brooks street. 
Hawes, Emerson street, corner of L street. 



126 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



UNDERTAKERS. 

(May 1, 1890.) 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 32, § 6; Stat. 1890, Chap. 210; Rev. Ord., Chap. 15, § 5.] 



Alexander, Alexis. 
Avidon, Michael. 
Badarraco, Andrew A. 
Balfe, Thomas J. 
Barry, David. 
Barry, Michael. 
Baxter, Alonzo T. 
Belgard, Philip. 
Bird, Ebenezer. 
Brown, Julia A. F. 
Brown, Edwin G. 
Bryant, John. 
Bryant, John E. 
Bryant, T. Weston. 
Burke, Edward. 
Burke, John B. 
Caro, Solomon M. 
Cleary, James P. 
Cobb, Charles W. 
Coburn, Ethan N. 
Colbert, Charles E. 
Cole, George S. 
Cole, Harry H. 
Cole, Jabez B. 
Connell, Austin H. 
Costello, William P. 
Crane, Horace R. 
Crosby, Frederick J. 
Dacey, Charles M. 
Dinnin, Charles A. 
Dolan, James W. 
Doolin, John. 
Doyle, Thomas. 
Fallon, James P. 
Fallon, John D. 
Farrell, James. 
Farrell, Michael A. 
Feeley, Thomas. 
Feeney, John. 
Field, George V. 
Gleason, Edward F. 
Gleason, Reuben. 
Green, W. D. 
Goggenheim, Joseph. 
Haynes, James. 
Habelow, Louis. 
Healy, Oliver F. 



Heintz, John. 
Hill, George. 
Jacobs, Louis. 
Jones, Lewis L. 
Johnson, George 
Keating, John J. 
Kelly, John A. 
Kennedy, Patrick T. 
Lavery, John W. 
Linnehan, Cornelius P. 
Lippa, Williarn. 
Maloney, Frank S. 
Mann, Lewis A. 
Marsh W. W. 
McCaffrey, John. 
McCartney, Timothy. 
Mitchell, Michael J. 
Morris, John. 
Mullen, James. 
Mullen, Matthew J. 
Mullen, Patrick H. 
Murphy, Michael J. 
Murray, Bernard E. 
Murray, Edward A. 
O'Donnell, James F. 
Peak, John H. 
Perry, Chai'les L. 
Rafferty, Patrick H. 
Reade, John. 
Regan, Martin. 
Riedel, Joseph. 
Roach, Edward E. 
Smith, Benjamin F. 
Sprague, John W. 
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, Solomon. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 127 

HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1880, Chap. 174; Rev. Orel., Chap. If..] 
The Boston 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 be- 
gun September 9, 1861. It consists of many pavilions, connected with 
the central structure. This hospital was established for the reception 
of those in need of temporary 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 Boston 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 Trustees ' are : 
George B. Nichols. Term ends in 1893. 
Henry H. Sprague, Secretary. Term ends in 1894. 
A. Shcman. 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, $4,000. 

Consulting Physicians and 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 Cushing, M.D. 

Visiting Physicians. — John G. Blake, M.D., George B. Shattuck, 
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. — Oliver F. Wadsworth, M.D. As- 
sistant.— F. S. Dixon, M.D. 

Visiting Aural Surgeon. — J. Orne Green, M.D. 
Assistant Visiting Surgeons. — H. L. Burrell, M.D., F. H. Watson, 
M,D., H. W. Cushing, M.D. 

1 One vacancy by death of Joseph A. Tucker. 



128 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians. — F. H. Williams, M.D., E. M. Buck- 
ingham, M.D., C. F. Withington, M.D. 

out-patients' department. 

Physicians. — N. Y. Bowditch, M.D., Heniy Jackson, M.D. 

Surgeons. — Geo. H. Monks, M.D., Robert W. Lovett, M.D., H. L. 
Smith, M.D. 

Physician for Diseases of Women. — C. M. Green, M.D. Assistant. — 
George Haven, M.D. 

Physicians for Diseases of the Skin. — E. Wigglesworth, M.D., 
George H. Tilden, M.D. Assistant. — James S. Howe, M.D. 

Surgeons for Diseases of the Ear. — George A. Leland, M.D., 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. 
Pathologist. — H. F. Sears, M.D. Assistant. — F. H. Mallory, 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; Rev. Ord., Chaps. 17 and 42, §§ 16-39; Eev. Reg., Chap. 

6, §} 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 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 42, § 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 1 line around the northerly portion of the City to a point on 
Charles river at the intersection of said line with the easterly line of 
St. Mary's street extended ; thence along said easterly line of St. Mary's 



INSPECTION OF MILK — LAMPS. 121) 

street, and the boundary line between Brookline and Boston, to the 
centre of Longwood 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 
street to the centre of Parker 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 through the centre of said Palmer street and 
through the centre of Eustis street to the centre of Hampden street ; and 
thence 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. Ord., Chap. 18.] 
The first Inspector of Milk was appointed in 1859 ; of Vinegar, in 
1880. The Inspector 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. Ord., Chap. 19.] 
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 Board of Health. [Statutes of 1876, Chap. 144.] 



LAMP DEPARTMENT. 

[Stat. 1825, Chap. 3 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 21.] 
The Department was first legalized by the statute of June 29, 1773. 
The office of Superintendent of Lamps, actually filled since 1843, was 
fixed by the ordinance of October 26, 1869. The department was sep- 
arated from the Police in 1854. Annual reports of the department have 
been published since 1870. 

Patrick O'Shea, Superintendent of Lamps. Salary, $3,500. Ap- 
pointed annually. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



130 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



The public lamps are distributed in the various sections of the city as 
follows : 



Gas 
Lamps 



Large Gas 
Lamps. 



Electric 
Lights. 



Oil 
Lamps. 



Naphtha. 



Total. 



City Proper . . 
Roxbury . . . 
Dorchester . . 
West Roxbury 
South Boston . 
Charlestown . 
East Boston . . 
Brighton . „ . 
Chelsea . . . . 

Totals . . . 



2,815 
1,723 
1,526 



660 
665 
485 

a 



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 



1,125 



2,957 



13,463 



LAW DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 22.] 
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. Bailet, 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.] 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 1 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 114 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 23.] 
The Trustees of the Public Library are incorporated by an act of the 
Legislature passed April 4, 1878, and are authorized to receive and 

'New Librakt Building. — By Chap. 222 of the Acts of 1880, amended by Chap. 141 
of the Acts of 18S3, the Commonwealth 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- 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 131 

hold real and personal estate which may be given, bequeathed or 
devised to said corporation, to an amount not exceeding $1,000, odd. 
The first trustees were appointed under the ordinance of October 14, 
1852, and published their first annual report in 1853. These reports, 
dealing largely with the statistics of the Public 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 
Charlestown, 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. 

Frederick 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. 
Phineas Pierce. Term ends in 1897. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY. 

Bates Hall, 346,789 volumes ; Lower Hall, 45,032 volumes ; 
Central Reading Room, 460 periodicals. Public Library Building, 
Boylston street. 

Bates Hall is open from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. ; the Lower Hall, from 
8.30 A.M. to 9 P.M. ; the Central Reading Room, from 9 A.M. to 9 
P.M. 

The Bates Hall, the Central Reading Room, and the South Boston 
Branch, are open on Sundays from 2 until 9 P.M. ; during June, July, 
and August the Lower Hall and the Central Reading Room are closed 
at 8 P.M. ; and the Branch Libraries at 7 P.M. 

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 same," with authority to 
" appropriate and use therefor 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, approved April 14, 1883, loans were author- 
ized as follows, vie. : $180,000 to pay for the land taken as above, and $450,000 for the 
erection of a library building. By Chap. 60 of the Acts of 1887 the construction 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 : Stat. 
1889, Chap. 68, Order of March 11, 1889, $1,000,000; Stat. 1891, Chap. 234, $1,000,000. The 
architects are Messrs. McKim, Mead, & White. 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

In addition to the collections above mentioned, the Duplicate Room 
contains 19,128 volumes, and Bates Hall several hundred periodicals of 
less popular interest. 

BRANCH LIBRARIES. 

Charlestown Branch, 27,683 volumes. Reading Room, 70 
periodicals. Old City Hall, City square. 

South Boston Branch, 13,432 volumes. Reading Room, 64 period- 
icals. 372 West Broadway. 

East Boston Branch, 12,751 volumes. Reading Room, 34 period- 
icals. Old Lyman School Building, Meridian street. 

Roxbury Branch, 32,597 volumes. Reading Room, 75 periodicals. 
46 Milmont street. 

Brighton Branch, 14,300 volumes. Reading Room, 40 periodicals. 
Holton Library Building, Rockland street. 

Dorchester Branch, 15,620 volumes. Reading Room, 46 period- 
icals. Arcadia, corner Adams street. 

Jamaica Plain Branch, 11,878 volumes. Reading Room, 39 period- 
icals. Curtis Hall, Centre street. 

South End Branch, 11,324 volumes. Reading Room, 31 periodicals. 
English High School Building. 

North End Delivery, 1,671 volumes. Reading Room, 30 period- 
icals. Cor. Salem and N. Bennet streets. 

West Roxbury Delivery, 3,313 volumes. Centre, near Mt. Vernon 
street. 

Lower Mills Delivery, Dorchester, 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 Franklin street. 

Ashmont Delivery. 25 Argyle street. 

Bird-street Delivery. Wayland street. 

Dorchester Station" Delivery. 1 Milton ave. 

The total number of volumes in the Public Library and Branches is 
560,056 ; number of popular periodicals, 960. 

For a general sketch of the Library, and of the donations received 
by it, see the Municipal Register of 1878. 



MARKET DEPARTMENT. 
[Rev. Orel,, Chap. 24; 43, $$ 60-66.] 
Faneuil Hall Mai-ket, proposed in Mayor Quincy's message of July 
31, 1823, and completed in 1826, was under the charge of a clerk of the 



MOUNT HOPE — PARK DEPARTMENT. 133 

Market until the ordinance of September 9, 1852, established the office 
of Superintendent. 

George E. McKay, Superintendent of Markets. Salary, $2,500. 
Appointed annually. 

MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY. 

[Stat. 1849, Chap. 150 ; 1872, Chap. 197 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 25.] 
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, Ch'n, i Augustine H. Reed, 
John Taylor, | Edward N. Capen, 

Salem D. Charles. 
Franklin D. Rideout, 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 • 
tery," 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; Kev. Ord., Chap. 27.] 
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. 

BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS. 

Francis A. Walker. Term ends in 1893. 
Paul H. Kendricken. Term ends in 1891. 
Thomas L. Livermore, Chairman. Term ends in 1895. 
[Office, 53 State street.] 



131 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

PUBLIC PARKS. 

Arnold Arboretum 168.8 acres. 

Franklin Park . .520 " 

The Parkway (Back Bay Fens arid 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 
Park in East Boston. 

The Arnold Arboretum contained originally 122.6 acres, belonging to 
Harvard University. This, together with nearly 45 acres of other land, 
was taken by the Park Commissioners for a public park, 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 daily 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, 11 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. 291.] 

The Board of Police Was established by Chapter 823 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. 

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. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 135 

EXECUTIVE STAFF. 

Benjamin P. Eldredge, Superintendent of Police. Salary, $3,. 000. 
Joseph R. Buiikill, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $2,800. 
Ira C. Foster, Inspector of Public Carriages. Salary, $1,600. 

BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 

James M. Coulter, Chief Inspector. Salary, $2,500. 

Thomas F. Gerraughty, Joseph Dugan, Patrick A. Mahony, 
Charles L. Skei.ton, Joseph Knox, William B. Watts, Charles 
Glidden, Andrew Houghton, William Burke, William H. 
Cogan, Inspectors. Salary, $1,600 each. 

[Office. 7 Pembetton square.] 

POLICE STATIONS. 

First Division, Hanover street. Lawrence Cain, Captain. 

Second Division, Court Square. Henry C. Hemmenway, Captain. 

Third Division, Joy street. William B. Watts, Captain. 

Fourth Division, La Grange street. Edward F. Gaskin, Captain. 

Fifth Division, East Dedham street. Henry Dawson, Captain. 

Sixth Division, Broadway, South Boston. James H. Lambert, 
Captain. 

Seventh Division, Meridian street, East Boston. Richard F. Irish, 
Captain. 

Eighth Division, Corner Commercial and Battery streets. Byron F. 
Bragdon, Captain and Harbor-Master. 

Ninth Division, Mt. Pleasant avenue and Dudley street. Timothy 
H. Hurley. 

Tenth Division, Corner Roxbury and Tremont streets. George 
A. Walker. Captain. 

Eleventh Division, Corner Adams and Arcadia streets. Michael 
Merrick, Captain. 

Twelfth Division, Fourth street, near K street, South Boston. 
Elijah H. Goodwin, Captain. 

Thirteenth Division, Seaverns avenue, West Roxbury. William H. 
Brown, Captain. 

Fourteenth Division, Old Town Hall, Brighton. David W. 
Herrick, Captain. 
Fifteenth Division, Old City Hall, Charlestown. Martin L. White. 
Sixteenth Division, Boylston street, corner of Hereford street. 
Paul J. Vinal, Captain. 

Salaries: Captains, $2,000 per annum; lieutenants, $1,600 per an- 
num; sergeants, $1,400 per annum; patrolmen, first year's service, 



136 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

$1,000; second year's service, $1,100; third and successive years 1 
service, $1,200 ; reserve men, $2.00 per day. 

Police Signal Service. [Stat. 1887, Chap. 325.] Lieut. Henry O. 
Goodwin, Director; Henry A. Chase, Electrician. 

House of Detention. [Stat. 1887, Chap. 234.] Temporary loca- 
tion : Basement of Court-House, Pemberton square. Emma Onthank, 
Chief Matron. Salary, $1,000. 

City Prison. [Pub. Stat., Chaps. 28, 27.] Basement of Court- 
Eouse, Pemberton square. 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. Beer Island. Conveyed to the inhabitants of Boston, March 4, 
1634-5. 

2. Thompsons Island. Annexed to Boston by Act of March 15, 1834. 

3. Great Brewster Isldnd. Purchased, in 1848, for $4,000. 

4. Gallop's Island. Purchased, in 1860, for $6,600. 

5. Apple Island. Purchased, in 1867, for $3,750. 

6. Bainsford Island. Purchased, together with all the hospital 
buildings and dwellings, in 1871, for $40,000. 

7. Moon Island. Taken by right of eminent domain from the heirs 
of James Huckins and others, in 1859, and constitutes the point of dis- 
charge of the Main Drainage system. 

8. Long Island. Purchased in 1885 from the heirs of Thomas J. 
Dunbar and others, for $220,791, for the use of the public institu- 
tions. 



CONSTABLES. 



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CONSTABLES. 

(Corrected to May 1, 1892.) 
[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, 
William 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, 
Thomas J. Donnellon, 
John A. Duddy, 
George C. Dyer, 
John B. F. Emery, 
Thomas Folger, 
William A. Fort, 
Elijah D. Foss, 
Henry Fox, 
John J. Franey, 
Silas G. Gage, 
William T. Gardner, 
Thomas Hall, 
Jonn F. Harrigan, 
Charles P. Harrington, 
John J. Henry, 
William L. Hicks, 
Edward W. Hudson, 



James A. Hussey, 
Frederic P. Ingalls, 
Charles P. Johnson, 
Thomas Jordan, 
Stephen P. Kelley, 
Edward A. Kennedy, 
Henry P. Kennedy, 
James M. Kilroy, 
Nathaniel Leonard, 
Calvin A. Littlefield, 
Martin M. Lomasney, 
James W. McCabe, 
James F. McCarthy, 
Adolphus G. McVey, 
James F. Mitchell, 
Richard J. Murray, 
James E. Norton, 
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, 
Charles F. Sullivan, 
Daniel P. Sullivan, 
Albert Watts. 



NOT CONNECTED WITH OFFICIAL POSITIONS. 



William F. Adams, 
Charles A. Bancroft, 
John I. Barry, 



Charles L. Beck, 
Jacob T. Beers, 
Joseph H. Blatt, 



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James M. Carter, 
Joseph Connetoti, 
James W. Currier, 
Hinds R. Darling, 
George C. Davis, 
Herbert C. Davis, 
Luther Davis, 
George G. Drew, 
John A. Duggan, 
Peter P. Fee, 
Charles G. Goussebaire, 
George W. Green, 
John E. Hallett, 
James G. Harrington, 
Edward J. Holland, 
Edwin L. Howard, 
Lewis J. N. Hurie, 
Edwin Jaquith, 
Horace A. Jordan, 
Patrick C. Kelly, 
William H. Kenney, 
Russell R. Knapp, 



James F. Larkin, 
George W. Lowther, 
Charles T. McDonald, 
George R. Mathews, 
John Mundy, 
James Needham, 
Isaiah Paine, Jr., 
John G. Ray, 
Nathaniel G. Robinson, 
William D. Rockwood, 
Joseph R. Rowe, 
Burnham Royce, 
Lawrence N. Shaw, 
Jeremiah Sheehan, 
William A. Sheehan, 
Henry C. Shrieves, 
Joseph P. Silsby, Jr., 
Walter Simmons, 
Anson Stern, 
Calvin Stowe, 
Frank T. Ware, 
Wright W. Williams. 



truant officers (without bonds) . 
[Office, 12 Beacon street.] 



George Murphy, Chief, 
Henry M. Blackwell, 
James Bragdon, 
George M. Felch, 
Frank Hasey, 
Abraham M. Leavitt, 
James P. Leeds, 
Hannibal F. Ripley, 
Amos Schaffer, 



William B. Shea, 
Warren J. Stokes, 
Daniel J. Sweeney, 
Jeremiah M. Swett, 
Charles E. Turner, 
Richard W. Walsh, 
Charles S. Wooffindale, 
Warren A. Wright. 



with society p. c. T. c. (without bonds) . 
Edwin R. Smyth. 



Thomas Langlan, 
James Hathaway, 



with s. p. c. T. A. (without bonds). 
i Lemuel B. Burrill. 



PRINTING — PUBLIC GROUNDS. 139 

PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Orel., Chap. 28.] 

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, Superintendent of Printing. Salary, $3,000. 

[Office, City Hall.] 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

JRev. Ord., Chap. 29.] 

The Public Buildings of the city and county comprise 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 by 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, 27 School street, Room 44.] 

OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION. 
[Stat. 1879, Chap. 222, §§ 1-2.] 

Managers on the part of the city of Boston are the Mayor, ex officio, 

John H. Lee, and David F. Barry. 
Two managers are elected annually by the City Council, for the mu- 
nicipal year. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC GROUNDS. 
[Rev. Ord., Chap. 30; Chap. 43, §§ 66-68.] 

The Superintendent has charge of the trees in the streets of the city, 
and of all public grounds and squares, except the parks established 
under Stat. 1875, Chap. 185. (See Park Department.) The office of 
the Superintendent of [the Common and] Public Grounds was estab- 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

lislied by ordinance on February 28, 1870. The first annual report of 
the Superintendent was published in 1879. 

William Doogue, Superintendent. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, at Deer Park on the Common.] 

PUBLIC GROUNDS AND SQUARES. 

City 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 about 
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 squai'e 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 Shawmut avenue and Tremont street, contain- 
ing about 16,000 square feet. 

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. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC GROUNDS. 141 

Park Square, at the corner of Columbus avenue, Eliot and Pleasant 
streets, containing about 2,807 square feet. 

Montgomery Square, at the junction of Tremont, Clarendon, and 
Montgomery streets, containing about 550 square feet. 

Pemberton 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. 

Square, Harrison avenue, between Union park and Waltham streets. 

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, between 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. 

Commonwealth park. 

East Boston. — Maverick Square, between Sumner and Maverick 
streets, containing about 4,398 square feet. 

Central Square, between Meridian and Border streets, containing 
about 32,310 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 square 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 Park 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 Park, 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 Albert and Bickford streets, containing about 
20,975 square feet. Three enclosures. 

Fountain Square, on Walnut avenue, between Monroe and Townsend 
streets, containing about 116,000 square feet. 



142 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Cedar Square, on Cedar street, containing about 26,163 square feet. 

Linwood Park, 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 about 114,360 square 
feet, and occupied partly by the Roxbury stand-pipe. 

Public Ground at the junction of Huntington avenue, Tremont and 
Francis streets, containing about 1,662 square feet. 

Public Ground, Warren, James, and Regent streets, containing 1,380 
squai*e feet. 

Playground, Fellows street, between Hunneman street and Fellows 
place, contains 25,000 square feet. 

Square, Albany street. 

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 13,280 square feet. 

Mt. Bowdoin Green, on top of Mt. Bowdoin, containing about 25,170 
square feet. 

Richardson Square, between Pond and Cottage streets, containing 
about 75,982 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. 

Public Ground, Adams street, near Pierce avenue. 

Public Ground, Adams street, near Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

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. 

Winthrop Square, bounded by Winthrop, Adams, and Common 
streets, containing about 38,450 square feet. The Soldiers 1 Monument 
is on this square. 

Public Ground, between Essex and Lyndeboro streets, containing 
about 930 square feet. 

Public Ground, on Water street, Charles 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. 



PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 143 

Brighton. — Public Ground, bounded by Franklin and Pleasant 
streets, containing about 1,900 square feet. 

Jackson Square, between Chestnut Hill avenue, Union and Winship 
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. 

Franklin square, between Franklin and Fern streets, contains 1,900 
square feet. 

Rogers park, Foster street, contains 7 acres. 

Roxbury Canal Lands, bounded by East Chester park, Albany and 
Northampton streets, and a common passageway, contains 130,493 
square feet, used for storage, greenhouses, hot-beds, etc. 

STATUES AND MONUMENTS. 

In addition to the Soldiers and Sailoi's' Monument on Monument 
Hill, Common, and the Soldiers 1 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 Hall ; Samuel Adams in Adams square, 
John Winthrop in Scollay square, the Emancipation Group in Park 
square, and the Ether Monument in the Public Garden. (The Leif 
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. 31.] 

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 



144 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 1821, and are 
very numerous. The combined annual reports for the institutions 
named begin in 1858. 

COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

Edwin L. Pilsbury. Term ends in 1893. Salary, $3,500. 
Thomas H. Devlin. Term ends in 1894. Salary $3,500. 
Thomas L. Jenks, Chairman. Term ends in 1895. Salary, $4,000. 
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, Superintendent. Salary, $2,500. 

Lorenzo D. Perkins, Assistant Superintendent. Salary, $1,200. 

Thomas F. Roche, Resident Physician. Salary, $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. 

Chandler Eastman, Superintendent at Charlestown. Salary, $1,300. 

A. B. Heath, M.D., Superintendent and Physician 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, Deputy Master. Salary, $1,200. 
William J. Graham, Clerk. Salary, $800. 
Rev. Jonas B. Clarke, Chaplain. Salary, $1,300. 
Winfred B. Bancroft, Physician. Salary, $500. 



REGISTRY DEPARTMENT OF POOR. 145 



BOSTON LUNATIC HOSPITAL, SOUTH BOSTON, AND AUSTIN FAHM. 

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, Chaplain. Salary, $200. 
Edward B. Lane, Assistant Superintendent (in charge of the ward 

at Austin Farm). Salary, $1,500. 



REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 32, § 16 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 33.] 

The City Registrar keeps the records of births, deaths, and marriages, 
and issues certificates of all intentions of marriage. Annual reports 
have been published since 1850. 

William H. Whitmore, City Registrar. Salary, $2,550. 
[Office, Old Court-House.] 



REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. 

[Stat. 1874, Chap. 60 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 32.] 

The first Board was appointed on May 18, 1874. The Board publishes 
street lists, voting lists, and election returns. 

BOARD OF REGISTRARS OF VOTERS. 

Linus E. Pearson, Chairman. Term ends in 1893. Salary, $3,000. 
Michael Carney. Term ends in 1894. Salary, $3,000. 
Charles E. Clark, M.D. Term ends in 1895. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, 12 Beacon street.] 



DEPARTMENT FOR OVERSEEING OF THE POOR. 

[Stat. 1864, Chap. 128; Rev. Ord., Chap. 26.] 

The Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston, a corporation 
established in 1772, were, 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. 



146 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

Term ends in 1893. 
James B. Ayer, M.D., Andrew P. Fisher, 

Isaac T. Campbell, John Turner. 

Term ends in 1894. 
John Lamb, Richard C. Humphreys, 

Thomas Downey, Jr., Annette P. Rogers. 

Term ends in 1895. 
Asa H. Caton, Thomas Sproules, 

Michael C. Curry, William P. Fowler, Chairman. 

Benjamin Pettee, Secretary. Salary, $3,000. 

Frederic W. Lincoln, Treasurer. Salary, $1,000. 

[Office, Charity Building, Chardon street.] 

The Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month, at the office 
in the Charity Building, Chardon street. 

The Overseers of the Poor are also incorporated as a Board of 
Trustees of John Boylston's and other charitable funds, left for the 
assistance of persons of good character and advanced age " who have 
been reduced by misfortune to indigence and want." 

A Lodge for Wayfarers 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 Committee on State Aid. 



DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

[Pub. Stat., Chap. 65, § 8 ; Stat. 1882, Chap. 42 ; Rev. Ord., Chap. 34.] 

Michael D. Collins, Sealer. Salary, $3,000 per annum. Daniel P. 
Sullivan, Benjamin Brintnall, Raphael Rosnosky, George J. 
Reagan. Isaac F. Brown. Salaries, $1,(500, each, per annum. 
[Office, Basement of Old Court-House, Court Square.] 



SINKING-FUNDS — STREET DEPARTMENT. 147 

The Sealer and Deputy Sealers are appointed also to seize illegal 
charcoal measures, (rub. Stat., Chap. GO, § 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. 35.] 

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 : 

A. Davis Weld, Chairman, Joseph H. Gray. Term ends in 1893. 
Henry R. Reed, Charles H. Allen. Term ends in 1894. 
Nathaniel J. Rust, Samuel Johnson. Term ends in 1895. 
Alfred T. Turner, Treasurer.- (Pub. Stat., Chap. 29, § 10.) 

Salary, $700 per annum. 
James H. Dodge, Secretary. Salary, $700 per annum. 



DEPARTMENT FOR LAYING OUT STREETS. 

[Stat. 1870, Chap. 337 ; 1879, Chap. 198 ; 1880, Chap. 67 ; 18S8, Chap. 397 ; 1890, Chap. 
323; Pub. Stat., Chap. 49, §§ 84-86; Rev. Ord., Chap. 37.] 

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. 

Isaac S. Burrell. Term ends in 1893, 

John H. Duane. Term ends in 1894. 

John P. Dore, Chairman. Term ends in 1895. 

Salary, $3,000, each, per annum. 
John W. Morrison, Clerk. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 
[Rev. Ord., Chap. 36 ; Chap. 43.] 

By ordinance approved March 9, 1891, in amendment of Chapter 
18 of the Revised Ordinances of 1890, the Departments of Sewers, 



148 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Sanitary Police, and Bridges, and the office of Commissioner of 
Cambridge Bridges, were consolidated and placed under the admin- 
istrative control of the Superintendent of Streets. The Deputy Super- 
intendents in charge of Divisions are appointed by the Superintendent, 
with the approval of the Mayor. 

CENTRAL OFFICB. 

Henry H. Carter, Superintendent of Streets. Salary, $7,500. 
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 
structure of the bridges. The latter are done under the supervision of 
the City Engineer. 

John A. McLaughlin, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, 14 Beacon street.] 

BRIDGES WHOLLY SUPPORTED BY THE CITY. 

Agassiz, in Back Bay Fens. 

Ashland street, in Ward 28, over Old Colony Railroad, Providence 

Division. 
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. 
1 Boylston, over outlet to Back Bay Fens. 
Boylston street, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
*Broadway, over Fort Point channel. Draw-tender, Cornelius J. 

Callahan. 
Broadway, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
Brookline avenue, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
Byron street, over Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad. 
1 Charlesgate West, Back Bay Fens, over Boston and Albany Railroad. 

J In charge of the Park Commissioners. 
* Over navigable waters. 



STREET DEPARTMENT. 140 

""Charles river, over Charles river, from Boston to Charlestown. 
Draw-tender, Henry A. Bolan. 

""Chelsea (South), over South channel of Mystic River. Draw-lender, 
Miles Koen. (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, over Fort Point channel to A street, South Boston. 
Draw-tender, John C. Poole. 

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-lender, Francis 
O'Brien. 

1 Ellicott Arch, Franklin Park. 

*Federal street, over Fort Point channel. Draw-tender, Daniel J. 
Holland. 

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, Daniel S. Lawrence. (Stat. 1874, Chap. 139.) 

""Meridian street, from East Boston to Chelsea. Draw-tender, John F. 
Ormond. 

*Mount Washington avenue, over Fort Point channel. Draw-tender, 
Jacob Norris. 

•Neptune, over Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad. 

1 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. 

1 In charge of the Park Commissioners. 
* In charge of the Superintendent of Public Grounds. 
* Over navigable waters. 



150 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 Brighton to Cambridge. 
Draw-tender, William Norton. 

Central avenue, over Neponset river, from Dorchester to Milton. 

*Chelsea (North), over North channel of Mystic river. Draw-tender, 
Michael H. Enwright. 

*Essex street, over Charles river, from Brighton to Cambridge. Draw- 
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. 

Milton, from Dorchester to Milton. 

*Neponset, over Neponset river, from Dorchester to Quincy. Draw- 
tender, John D. Pierce. 

*North Beacon street, from Brighton to Watertown. Draw-tender, 
Michael J. Donahoe. 

*North Harvard street, from Brighton to Cambridge. Draw-tender, 
William Norton. (See Cambridge-street bridge.) 

Spring street, from West Roxbury to Dedham. 

*Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. Draw-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 WHICH BOSTON PAYS A PART OF THE MAINTENANCE. 

Albany street, over Boston & 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 Charlestown to Cambridge. 
Draw-tender, Nathaniel E. Story. 

* ' West Boston bridge, over Charles river, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Draw-tender, M. F. Corkery. 

* Over navigable waters. 

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STREET DEPARTMENT. 151 

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. Wightmau, City Engineer, were 
accepted, and the bridge has been completed by a Commission, created 
by 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 
$525,000, is divided equally between the Cities of Boston and Cam- 
bridge. 

PAVING DIVISION. 

Under direction of the Mayor, as Surveyor of Highways, 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 Hall.] 
SANITARY DIVISION. 

The Superintendent of Streets has charge of the removal of house 
dirt, offal, and ashes, and other noxious and refuse substances from 
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 charge of their building and repairs, 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.] 

missioners, one of whom is appointed annually by the City of Cambridge 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 
by 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 1872. 
* Over navigable waters. 



152 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MAIN DRAINAGE. 

By an order of the Boai'd of Aldermen, approved Feb. 25, 1875, the 
Mayor was authorized to appoint a scientific commission of three 
members to examine the system of sewerage in this city, and to 
suggest any impi-ovements 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 
expense of constructing a large intercepting sewer from Charles river 
across the city, in a southerly direction, to Moon Island. A further 
sum of $1,500,000 was appropriated for this object in May, 1882, and 
$200,000 in June, 1885. On the first of January, 1884, construction was 
sufficiently advanced to permit the works being put in operation. 

STREET-CLEANING DIVISION. 

Philip H. Jackson, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $3,000. 
[Office, 12 Beacon street.] 



RAPID TRANSIT COMMISSION. 

[Stat. 1891, chap. 365; Ees. 1891, chaps. 107, 110; Order of City Council, Feb. 28, 

1891.] 

A commission to promote 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 consisted of the Mayor and City Engineer of the city of 
Boston, ex officiis ; three persons appointed 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 part of the State were determined 
by the Governor and Council ; the expenses of the Commission were paid 
one-half by the Commonwealth and one-half by the city of Boston. The 
Commission made a report to the Legislature, April 5, 1892, and a sup- 



BOARD OF SURVEY — SURVEYING. 153 

plementary and final report May 16. The books and papers of the 
Commission were turned over to the State and City, June 2, 1892. 

KAPID TRANSIT COMMISSION. 

Ex officiis.— Nathan Matthews, Jr., Chairman-, William Jackson. 
On the part of the Slate. — 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, Clerk. 

[Office, 53 State street.] 



BOARD OF SURVEY. 

[Stat. 1891, Chap. 323.] 

In accordance 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 office for three years from the first day of 
May, 1891, or until the work which they are authorized to do is sooner 
completed. 

BOARD OP SURVEY. 

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. 38.] 

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 office 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.] 



154 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Old., Chap. 39.] 

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. 80; Rev. Ord., Chap. 41.] 

The first water-document published by the city of Boston appeared 
in 1825. The public introduction of water from Lake Cochituate took 
place on October 25, 1848. The history of the Boston Water Works up 
to January 1, 1868, has been written by Nathaniel J. Bradlee ; from 
1868 to 1876, by Desmond FitzGerald ; of the " Additional Supply from 
Sudbury River," by A. Fteley. In addition to the annual repoits on the 
Cochituate supply, from 1850, and of the Mystic supply, from 1866, 
there are numerous special reports. By an act passed in 1875 (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, 1876. 

BOSTON WATER BOARD. 

John F. Leighton. Term ends in 1893. 
Thomas F. Doherty. Term ends in 1894. 
Robert Gkant, Chairman. Term ends in 1895. 
Salary, $3,000, each, per annum. 

[Office, City Hall.] 

The City Engineer is, ex officio, Engineer of the Water Department, 
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 Division of the Cochituate Water 
Works (William J. Welch; salary, $3,000; office, 221 Federal street, 



WATER-INCOME MINOR OFFICERS. 155 

Boston) has charge of the Cochituate water-system in the city, the 
pumping-stations at Chestnut Hill, East Boston, and West lioxbury, and 
the Parker Hill, East Boston, and South Boston l-eservoirs. 

The Superintendent of the Western Division of the Cochituate Water 
Works (Desmond FitzGerald ; salary, $3,500 ; 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 
sewerage works at Winchester. 



WATER-INCOME DEPARTMENT. 

[Rev. Ord., Chap. 40.] 

The Water-income Department, dealing with the revenues from water 
and with water-takers, is under the charge of the Water Registrar. The 
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 Hall.] 

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 May 15, 1892.) 

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.] George L. 
Daniell, Clarence Edwards, Arthur G. Lyon, Alexander A. McGahey, 
Jr., Herbert E. Mayo, Charles H. Shepley, Ernest T. Stratton. 

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., Charles H. Shepley, James Morrison, 
John Flynn, Thomas Flynn, Arthur N. Kearn, J. D. Monahan, 
Ernest T. Stratton. 

Coal, Weighers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 80-84; c. 65, §§ 27, 28.] Morton 
Alden, James A. Anderson, Revere E. Atwood, William G. Bail, 



156 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Frank T. Barron, Nellie M. Baker, G. A. Batchelder, John L. 
Batclielder, Jr., Bella Blanchard, Henry E. Bowden, John E. Bray- 
man, John H. Brine, Edwin C. Brown, Jeremiah J. Callahan, 
William A. Campbell, George W. Card, John H. Card, Robert D. 
Carter, William C. Cherrington, Frederick E. Cleaves, George J. 
Conners, Edward F. Coyle, Orville R. Cooper, Charles Taft Chapin, 
Charles E. Chapin, Algernon F. Crosby, Ida A. Crosby, F. W. 
Dickinson, Charles E. Dodge, Daniel J. Donovan, John H. Duffill, 
Albert A. Durham, Clarence Edwards, John C. Felker, Jr., Daniel 
F. Flynn, John Flynn, L. F. Farnum, George F. Fiske, Albert 
Eaton, George B. Grant, H. J. Griggey, Charles L. Hadley, 
Charles A. Hamann, Edward Hamlin, George P. Hamlin, Thaddeus 
Harrington, Stephen Henton, Sidney C. Higgins, George H. Hills, 
Jacob F. Holmes, Samuel Hosea, Jr., Charles H. Huddleston, 
Frank B. Ingalls, Elisha F. James, Henry Johnson, Henry R. Jordan, 
Frank Joyce, Arthur N. Kearn, John Kelly, Edward A. Kinney, 
William A. Lee, Clarence J. Libby, Harold McCausland, Alexander 
A. McGahey, Jr., William H. McKay, H. Frank McKenna, James 
McNamara, Joseph F. Mills, J. D. Monahan, Frederick Monroe, 
John Morrish, .James Morrison, Charles H. Moseley, Thomas J. 
Nyen, William F. O'Regan, Howland Otis, Edward E. Piper, James 
T. Pond, William E. Ravell, John Richardson, Elliot Ritchie, 
Edward Robbins, Joseph W. Robbins, James Russell, Charles H. 
Shepley, Henry W. Smith, William C. Smith, Jr., John Steele, 
Austin E. Steere, James P. Stewart, Clinton C. Stickney, Ernest T. 
Stratton, George W. F. Thomson, Jesse W. Tooker, Howard Wade, 
Charles S. Wellington, J. Clarence Whitney, Emory W. Wiley, 
Henry C. Wilson, James F. Wilson, Andrew J. Wheeler, Herbert 
Whitcomb, Benjamin D. Wood, Moses E. Young. 

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.— [P. S., c. 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 Wheyland, in 
West Roxbury ; William T. McChesney, in South Boston ; William 
Cotter, in the Back Bay district; Sylvester E. Partridge, in Roxbury. 

Grain, Measurers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 21-28; c. 65, §§ 27, 28; Rev. 
Reg., c. 2, § 5.] Horace W. Aitken, Franklin B. Coffin, Jr., 
William Bentley, Michael Collins, Cornelius Cowhig, F. W. Dickin- 
son, Alton F. Dow, Daniel F. Enos, Michael Finn, John Finn, Frank 



MINOR OFFICERS. 157 

Folger, George Gomiey, Daniel Hurley, Edward A. Kinney, Thomas 
J. Kelly, A. A. McGahey, Jr., Andrew I. Masher, Daniel Reardon, 
Henry B. Sellon, Charles II. Shepley, Alfred J. Sidwell, Walter 
E. Smith, John Steele, Richard Verling, Joseph W. Wardner. 

Hay and Straiv, 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, Edward A. 
Kinney, Elmer E. Hanson, William Lincoln, Jairus L. Litchfield, 
Richard J. Moore, Andrew I. Mosher, Leslie A. Pike, Henry B. 
Sellon, Edward G. Stanley, Charles F. Thompson, Andrew N. 
Wyeth, Jr. 

Hay-Scales, Superintendents of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 32-34; Rev. Ord., 
c. 42, §§ 13, 14.] Charles J. Kidney, North scales ; Edwin T. Frost, 
South Boston; Andrew W. Newman, Roxbury ; Benjamin F. Paine, 
Brighton; George A. Newhall, West Roxbury; Charles A. Parker, 
West Roxbury ; Levi Chadbourne, South scales ; William J. Mathers, 
East Boston. 

Hoops and Staves, Cullers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§41-45.] 

Lime, Inspector of. — [P.S., e. 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. 4, § 25; Rev. Reg., c. 2, § 6.] James H. Cleaves, N. 
Porter Cleaves, Robert F. Means. 

Undertakers. — See Health Department. 

Upper Leather, Measurers of — [P.S., c. 62.] John J. Powers, Sewall 
B. Farnsworth. 

Vessels and Ballast, Weighers and Inspectors of. — [P.S., c. 69, §§ 13-22 ; 
Rev. Ord., c. 20.] John Kenney, Chief. John J. Caddigan, James 
Collins, Edward Hughes, Assista?its. 

Wood and Bark, Measurers of. — [P.S., c. 60, §§ 72-78; Rev. Ord., 
c. 42, § 15.] Morton Alden, Revere E. Atwood, G. A. Batchelder, 
Henry E. Bowden, John H. Brine, William A. Campbell, Algernon 
F. Crosby, Ida A. Crosby, John M. Davis, Daniel M. Dugan, George 
B. Grant, Sidney C. Higgins, Samuel Hosea, Jr., George A. jSTewhall, 
Albert T. Orrall, Howland Otis, Edward E. Piper, Edward Riley, 
Howard Wade, Andrew J. Wheeler, J. Clarence Whitney, John W. 
Wiggin. 



158 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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 
Aldermen appi'oved on March 18 and 25, 1890. 



ELECTION OFFICERS. 

Under Stat. 1881, Chap. 299, and Stat. 1889, Chap. 413, the Mayor 
apjsoints, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, between the 
first and twentieth days of September, annually, a Warden, a Deputy 
Warden, a Clerk, a Deputy Clerk, four Inspectors, and four Deputy 
Inspectors, for each precinct, 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. 29.] 



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, Harvard 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 Primary School-house, Anderson st. 

Ward 10. — School Committee Building, Mason st. 

Ward 11. — Prince School-house, Exeter st. 

Ward 12. — Public Market Building, cor. Pine and Washington sts. 

Ward 13. — Spelman Hall, Broadway. 

Ward 14. — Gray's Hall, Broadway. 

Ward 15. — Court-room, Dorchester and West Fourth sts., South 
Boston. 

Ward 16. — Old Franklin School-house, Washington st. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 159 

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. — Dudley-street Opera House, Dudley st. 

Ward 22. — Primary School-house, Phillips st. 

Ward 23. —Curtis Hall, South st., West Roxbury. 

Ward 24. — Dorchester Hall, Field's Corner, Dorchester. 

Ward 25. — Court-room, Washington st., Brighton. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

18 92. 

Term expires January, 1893. 



Charles T. Gallagher, 
Caroline E. Hastings, 
Benjamin B. Whittemore, 
Fred G. Pettigrove, 



George E. Mecuen, 
Elizabeth C. Keller, 
Charles E. Daniels. 
John J. Kennedy. 



Term expires January, 1894. 



Emily A. Fifield, 
Choate Burnham, 
James S. Murphy, 
William A. Dunn, 



Charles M. Green, 
Russell D. Elliott, 
James A. McDonald. 
Henry D. Huggan. 



Term expires January, 1895. 



Samuel B. Capen, 
Edwin H. Darling, 
Simon Davis, 
Richard C. Humphreys, 



Ernest C. Marshall, 
Laliah B. Pingree, 
Solomon Schindler, 
Thomas F. Strange. 



OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Charles T. Gallagher, President. 
Phineas Bates, Secretary. Salary, $2,280. 
William J. Porter, Auditing Clerk. Salary, $2,280. 
Alvah H. Peters, Messenger. Salary, $200. 



160 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Eight members of the School Committee are elected annually at the 
city election, by the voters 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. 



STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Accounts. — Benjamin B. Whittemore, Chairman; Messrs. Dunn, 

Capen, Darling, and Burnham. 
Annual Report. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman,', Messrs. Darling and 

Strange. 
Drawing. — James A. McDonald, Chairman; Messrs. Gallagher, 

Green, Miss Pingree, and Mr. Kennedy. 
Elections. — William A. Dunn, Chairman; Messrs. Whittemore and 

Pettigrove. 
Evening Schools. — James S. Murphy, Chairman; Messrs. Gallagher, 

Schindler, Davis, and Marshall. 
Examinations. — Elizabeth C. Keller, Chairman ; Mrs. Fifield, Messrs. 

Pettigrove, Mecuen, and Strange. 
Horace Mann School. — Caroline E. Hastings, Chairman ; Mrs. 

Fifield and Mr. Huggan. 
Hygiene. — Russell D. Elliott, Chairman; Mrs. Keller, Messrs. McDon- 
ald, Marshall, and Kennedy. 
Kindergartens. — Laliah B. Pingree, Chairman; Mrs. Fifield, Mrs. 

Keller, Messrs. Dunn and Huggan. 
Legislative Matters. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman ; Messrs. 

Pettigrove and Strange. 
Manual Training Schools. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman; Mrs. 

Fifield, Miss Pingree, Messrs. Murphy and Marshall. 
Music. — Solomon Schindler, Chairman; Messrs. Whittemore, Hum- 
phreys, Mecuen, and Huggan. 
Nominations. — Richard C. Humphreys, Chairman; Miss Hastings, 

Messrs. Mecuen, Burnham, and McDonald. 
Physical Training. — Caroline E. Hastings, Chairman ; Mrs. Keller, 

Messrs. Mecuen, Marshall, and Kennedy. 



COMMITTEES — SUPERINTENDENT. 161 

Rules and Regulations. — Emily A. Fifield, Chairman ; Messrs. 
Capen, Murphy, Darling, and Davis. 

Salaries. — Charles J). Daniels, Chairman; Messrs. Mecuen, Burn- 
ham, Darling, and Iluggan. 

School-houses. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman; Messrs. Humphreys, 
Pettigrove, Burnham, and Schindler. 

Sewing. — 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. — Charles M. Green, Chairman ; Messrs. Schindler, Mc- 
Donald, Mrs. Keller, and Mr. Davis. 

Truant-officers. — Russell D. Elliott, Chairman ; Messrs. Galla- 
gher, Whittemore, Daniels, and McDonald. 



NORMAL, HIGH SCHOOL, AND DIVISION COMMITTEES. 

Normal School. — Fred G. Pettigrove, Chairman ; Mrs. Fifield, Mr. 

Kennedy, Miss Pingree, and Mr. Strange. 
High Schools. — Charles M. Green, Chairman; Messi-s. Davis, Dunn, 

Gallagher, and Whittemore. 
First Division. — Henry D. Huggan, Chairman; Messrs. Daniels, 

Marshall, McDonald, and Pettigrove. 
Second Division. — Charles E. Daniels, Chairman; Messrs. Elliott, 

Marshall, McDonald, and Pettigrove. 
Third Division. — Russell D. Elliott, Chairman; Messrs. Darling, 

Dunn, Kennedy, and Miss Pingree. 
Fourth Division. — Charles M. Green, Chairman; Messrs. Davis, 

Dunn, Miss Pingree, and Mr. Schindler. 
Fifth Division. — Solomon Schindler, Chairman ; Mr. Green, Miss 

Hastings, Messrs. Mecuen and Murphy. 
Sixth Division. — Choate Burnham, Chairman; Messrs. Darling, 

Gallagher, Huggan, and Whittemore. 
Seventh Division. — Richard C. Humphreys, Chairman; Miss Hast- 
ings, Messrs. Mecuen, Murphy, and Strange. 
Eighth Division. — Samuel B. Capen, Chairman; Mr. Davis, 

Mrs. Fifield, Mrs. Keller, and Mr. Kennedy. 
Ninth Division. — Emily A. Fifield, Chairman ; Mr. Humphreys, 

Mrs. Keller, Messrs. Strange and Whittemore. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 
Edwin P. Seaver, Waban, Mass. Office hours, Mondays to Fridays, 
1 to 2 P.M. 



162 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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, 20 Wyoming street, Roxbury. Office hour, 
Monday, 4.30 P.M. 

Mrs. Louisa P. Hopkins, 118 Charles street. Office hour, Wednesday, 
4.40 P.M. 

Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors on the Friday fol- 
lowing each regular meeting of the School Committee, at 2.30 P.M. 
Office hour at School Committee Building, Mason street. 



DIVISIONS OF SCHOOLS. 

Normal School and Rice Training School. 

Latin School, Girls 1 Latin School, English, Girls', Roxbury, Dor- 
chester, Charlestown, West Roxbury, Brighton, and East Boston High 
Schools. 

First Division. — Adams, Chapman, Emerson, Lyman. 

Second Division. — Bunker Hill, Frothingham, Harvard, Prescott, 
Warren. 

Third Division. — Bowdoin, Eliot, Hancock, Phillips, Wells. 

Fourth Division. — Brimmer, Prince, Quincy, Winthrop. 

Fifth Division. — Dwight, Everett, Franklin, Hyde, Sherwin. 

Sixth Division. — Bigelow, Gaston, John A. Andrew, Lawrence, Lin- 
coln, Norcross, Shurtleff, Thomas N. Hart. 

Seventh Division. — Cornins, Dearborn, Dillavvay, Dudley, George 
Putnam, Hugh O'Brien, Lewis, Martin. 

Eighth Division. — Agassiz, Allston, Bennett, Bowditch, Charles 
Sumner, Lowell, Mt. Vernon. 

Ninth Division. — Edward Everett, Gibson, Harris, Henry L. Pierce, 
Mather, Minot, Stoughton, Tileston. 



HOLIDAYS — TRUANT-OFFICERS. 1 ())> 



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 ; the Seventeenth of June ; 
and to the Primary Schools from the last Tuesday in June, and to the 
Normal, High, and Grammar Schools from their respective graduating 
exercises, to the first Wednesday 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, 1892," copies of which may 
be obtained of the School Committee. 



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- 
ham, Harvard, Prescott, and Warren Districts. 

James P. Leeds, 6 Staniford place, 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 J. 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, 2 Laurel street, Dorchester. 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. 



161 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Warren J. Stokes, corner Centre and Corey streets, West Roxbury, 
Agassiz, Bowditch, Charles Sumner, and Mt. Vernon Districts. 

Hannibal F. Ripley, 13 Harvard avenue, Allston. Bennett and Allston 
Districts. 

Amos Schaffer, 805 Washington street. John A. Andrew, Bigelow, and 
Shurtleff Districts. 

Truant-office, 12 Beacon street. Office hour from 1 to 2 P.M. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, AND PUPILS. 
January 31, 1891. 



General Schools. 


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3,274 
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COUNTY OFFICERS. 105 

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 1891, for five years. 
Assistant Clerk. — Clarence II. Cooper. Salary, $2,500. 

MASTERS IN CHANCERY. 
(Appointed by the Governor and Council, paid by the County.) 

Edward J. Jones, Boston. Term 

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. . " 

John H. Sherburne, Boston. " 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. 

Clerk. — Joseph A. Willard, First Session, Court-House, Pemberton 
square. Salary, $6,500. Elected by the people, in 1891, for live 
years. 

First Assistant Clerk. — Edward A. Willard, Second Session, Court- 
House, Pemberton square. Salary, $2,600. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — Henry C. Meserve, Fourth Session, Court- 
House, Pemberton 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, 30 Pem- 
berton square. Salary, $2,500. 

Fifth Assistant Clerk. — Henry E. Bellew. 

Stenographers. — J. M. W. Yerrington, James P. Bacon, W. K. Armis- 
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 1891, for five years. Court-House, Pemberton square. 
[Pub. Stat., Chap. 10, § 3; Stat. 1888, Chap. 257.] 



ires May, 


1893 


' June, 


1893 


' June, 


1893 


July, 


1893 


' January, 


1894 


' February, 


1894 


' March, 


1894 


' April, 


1895 


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166 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY. 

(Paid by the Commonwealth.) 
District Attorney. — Oliver Stevens. Salary, $5,000. Elected by the 
people, in 1889, for three years from the first Wednesday of January, 
1890. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 10, § 2.] 
First Assistant Distinct Attorney. — Fred. E. Hurd. Salary, $2,800. 
Second Assistant. — Michael J. Sughrue. Salary, $2,500. Appointed 
by the District Attorney. 
Clerk to District Attorney. — John H. Casey. Salary, $1,800. Ap- 
pointed by the District Attorney. 

[Office, Court House, Pemberton square.] 
SHERIFF. 

Sheriff and Jailer. — John B. O'Biien. 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. 

Geo. C. Davis, 

Deputy Sheriffs for Court Duty. 

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 PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 
[Court Room, Court square. Office, 32 Tremont street.] 
Judge. — John W. McKim. Salary, $5,000. 
Register. — Elijah George. Salary, $3,000. 
Assista?it Register. — -John H. Paine. Salary, $2,800. 
Clerk. — James L. Crombie. Salary, $1,200. 

The Judge of Probate is appointed by the Governor. The Register 
was elected by the people, in 1888, for five years. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 
10, § 4.] 

They are paid by the Commonwealth. 

COMMISSIONERS OF INSOLVENCY. 

Commissioners of Insolvency. — Frank P. Magee, Henry Austin, Alfred 
L. Baury. Elected by the people, in 1889, for three years. 



MUNICIPAL COURTS. 167 

REGISTRY OK DEEDS. 

[Office, Court square] 

Register of Deeds. — Thomas F. Temple. Elected by the people, in 1888, 

for three years. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 10, §9.] 
Assistant Register. — 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, Tremont, Winter, and 
Summer streets, to the water. (See Proceedings of the Board of Aldei*- 
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 Governor. [Pub. Stat., Chap. 

28.] 

County Treasurer. — Alfred T. Turner. 

County Auditor — James H. Dodge. 

County Commissioners. — The Mayor and Aldermen of Boston. 



MUNICIPAL COURTS IN 1892. 

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. Hardy, 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 Assistant. — Henry E. Bellew. Salary, $2,000. 
Third Assistant. — Oscar F. Timlin. Salary, $1,500. 



168 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

For Criminal Business. — Every day in the week (Sundays and 
legal holidays excepted), at 9 A.M., for 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. — William H. Libby. Salary, $1,800. 
Assistant Clerk. — William W. Davis. Salary, $1,600. 
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, Roxbury street.) 

Justice. — Solomon A. Bolster. Salary, $2,500. 

Special Justices. — George R. Wheelock and Walter S. Frost. 

Clerk. — Giles H. Rich. Salary, $1,200. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant. — Maurice J. O'Connell. 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, every Tuesday, at 10 o'clock A.M. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Wards 13, 14, and 15. Court-House, Dorchester street, at the corner 
of West Fourth street.) 

Justice. — Robert 1. 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, Boston, and Town of Winthrop. Court-House, at 
Public Library building, Meridian street, East Boston.) 

Justice. — William H. H. Emmons. Salary, $2,200. 
Special Justices. — James L. Walsh and Albert E. Clary. 
Clerk. — Willard S. Allen. Salary, $1,400. Appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 



MUNICIPAL COURTS. 109 

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 
A.M. 

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 the transaction of criminal business every week- 
day, except holidays, commencing at 9 A.M. 

For the return and entry of civil 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. 

Clerk. — 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, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Wards 3, 4, 5. Court-House, Old City Hall, City square.) 

Justice. — Henry W. Bragg. Salary, $2,200. 
Special Justices. — Joseph H. Cotton and Simon Davis. 
Clerk. — William J. Hatton. Salaiy, $1,300. Appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Charles Sullivan. 

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. 



170 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

(Jurisdiction, Ward 24. Court-House, Field's Corner.) 

Justice. — Joseph R. Churchill. 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 criminal business each day, at 
9 o'clock A.M. 
For civil business, on Saturday, at 9.30 A.M. 



PROBATION OFFICERS. 



Municipal Court. 

Boston . . . 

Brighton . . 
Charlestown . 
Dorchester . . 
East Boston . 
Roxbury . . 
South Boston . 
West Roxbury . 



[Stat. 1891, Chap. 
Names of Officers. 

Edward H. Savage . 
Henry P. Kennedy . 
Nathaniel Leonard . 
Alvin I. Phillips . . 
Calvin A. Littlefield . 
William A. Blossom . 
George N. Parker 
Daniel M. Hammond, 



356.] 

P.O. Address. 

14 Beacon st., Boston. 

Brighton. 

Charlestown. 

Freeman st., Dorchester. 

34 Princeton st., East Boston. 

26 Cedar st., Roxbury. 

437 Fourth st., South Boston. 

Court Room, Jamaica Plain. 



COUNTY AND CITY COURTS. 

The Justices' Court 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 1866 
this court was succeeded by the Municipal Court of the City of Boston. 



JUSTICES OF THE POLICE COURT, AND OK 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. 



COURT-HOUSE COMMISSION. 171 



John Gray Rogers, 1831 to 1866. 
James dishing 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, 1866 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. 



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 
carhitect of the new building. The Commissioners receive a salai'y of 
$2,000, each, per annum. 



172 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



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. 



Andrew Ritchie, Jun. 

William Tudor, Jun. 

Alexander Townsend. 

James Savage. 

Benjamin Pollard. 

Hon. Edward St. Loe Liver- 

rnore. 
Benjamin Whitwell. 
Lemuel Shaw. 
George Sullivan. 
Edward T. Channing. 
Francis C. Gray. 
Franklin Dexter. 
Theodore Lyman, Jun. 
Charles G. Loring. 
John C. Gray. 
Charles Pelham Curtis. 
Francis Bassett. 
Charles Sprague. 
Josiah Quincy, Mayor of the 

City. 
William Powell Mason. 
Bradford Sumner. 
James T. Austin. 
Hon. Alexander H. Everett. 



1783 Dr. John Warren. 


1808 


1784 Benjamin Hichborn. 


1809 


1785 John Gardiner. 


1810 


1786 Jonathan L. Austin. 


1811 


1787 Thomas Dawes, Jun. 


1812 


1788 Harrison Gray Otis. 


1813 


1789 Samuel Stillman, D.D. 




1790 Edward Gray. 


1814 


1791 Thomas Crafts, Jun., A.M. 


1815 


1792 Joseph Blake, Jun. 


1816 


1793 John Quincy Adams. 


1817 


1794 John Phillips. 


1818 


1795 George Blake. 


1819 


1796 John Lathrop, Jun., A.M. 


1820 


1797 John Callender. 


1821 


1798 Josiah Quincy. 


1822 


1799 John Lowell, Jun. 


1823 


1800 Joseph Hall. 


1824 


1801 Charles Paine. 


1825 


1802 Rev. William Emerson. 


1826 


1803 William Sullivan, A.M. 




1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth. 


1827 


1805 Warren Dutton. 


1828 


1806 Francis Dana Channing. 


1829 


1807 Peter Thacher. 


1830 



ORATORS OF BOSTON. 



173 



1831 Rev. Prof. John G. Palfrey. 


1863 


1832 Josiah Quincy, Jr. 


1864 


1833 Edward G. Prescott. 


1865 


1834 Richard S. Fay. 


1866 


1835 George S. Ilillard. 


1867 


1836 Henry W. Kinsman. 


1868 


1837 Jonathan Chapman. 


1869 


1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow. 


1870 


1839 Ivers James Austin. 


1871 


1810 Thomas Power. 




1841 George Ticknor Curtis. 


1872 


1842 Hon. Horace Mann. 


1873 


1843 Charles Francis Adams. 


1874 


1844 Peleg W. Chandler. 


1875 


1845 Charles Sumner. 




1846 Fletcher Webster. 


1876 


1847 Hon. Thomas G. Cary. 


1877 


1818 Joel Giles. 


1878 


1849 William W. Greenough. 


1879 


1850 Edwin P. Whipple. 


1880 


1851 Hon. Charles Theodore 


1881 


Russell. 




1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King. 


1882 


1853 Timothy Bigelow. 




1854 Rev. A. L. Stone. 


1883 


1855 Rev. A. A. Miner. 


1884 


1856 Edward Griffin Parker. 


1885 


1857 Rev. William Rounseville 


1886 


Alger. 


1887 


1858 John S. Holmes. 


1888 


1859 George Sumner. 


1889 


1860 Hon. Edward Everett. 


1890 


1861 Hon. Theophilus Parsons. 


1891 


1862 Hon. George Ticknor Curtis. 


1892 



Oliver Wendell Holmes. 
Hon. Thomas Russell. 
Rev. Jacob M. Manning. 
Rev. S. K. Lothrop, D.D. 
Rev. George II. Hepworth. 
Samuel Eliot, LL.D. 
Hon. Ellis W. Morton. 
William Everett. 
Genei*al Horace Binney 

Sargent. 
Charles Francis Adams, Jr. 
Rev. John F. W. Ware. 
Hon. Richard Froth ingham. 
Rev. James Freeman 

Clarke. 
Hon. Robert C. Winthrop. 
Hon. William Wirt Warren. 
Joseph Healy. 
Henry Cabot Lodge. 
Robert Dickson Smith. 
Hon. George Washington 

WaiTen. 
His Excellency John Davis 

Long. 
H. Bernard Carpenter. 
Harvey N. Shepard. 
Thomas J. Gargan. 
Geo. Fred. Williams. 
John E. Fitzgerald. 
William E. L. Dillaway. 
Gen. John L. Swift. 
Albert E. Pillsbury. 
Josiah Quincy. 
John R. Murphy. 



Note. — 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 1857 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. 



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MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 

FROM 1822 TO THE PRESENT TIME. 



Name. 



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 . . 
Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr 
Joseph M. Wightman . 
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 .... 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Boston Nov. 26, 1770 

" Feb. 4, 1772 

'« Oct. 8, 1765 

" ...... Dec. 30, 1786 

" ...... Feb. 19, 1792 

Dorchester .... Apr. 29, 1784 

Boston Mar. 5, 1798 

" Jan. 23, 1807 

Roxbury June 8, 1793 

Brookline .... Dec. 11, 1798 
Boston ...... Jan. 17, 1802 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Roxbury Apr. 12, 1795 

Conway, N.H. . . July 20, 1800 

Newton Aug. 30, 1818 

Boston Feb. 27, 1817 

" Oct. 19, 1812 

" • Feb. 27, 1817 

" Nov. 2, 1811 

" June 29, 1810 

Killingly, Conn. . Oct. 3, 1820 
Stoughton, Mass. . 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 



Died. 



May 29, 1823 

July 1, 1864 

Oct. 28, 1848 

June 3, 1866 

July 17, 1849 
March 26, 1850 

Jan. 29, 1862 

May 25, 1848 

April 25, 1847 

Nov. 22,1845 

Nov. 2, 1882 

July 4, 1872 

Feb. 14, 1856 

Aug. 20, 1879 



Term of 
Service. 



Jan. 25, 1855 



Sept. 5, 1882 
Oct. 17, 1874 



Feb. 18, 1891 



May 21, 1887 



1822 . . 1 
1823-28 . 6 
1829-31 . 3 
1832-33 . 2 
1834-35 . 2 
1836 . . 1 
1837-39 . 3 
1840-42 . 3 
1843-44 . 2 
1845 . . 1 
1846-48 . 3 
1849-51 . 3 
1852-53. 2 
1854-55 . 2 
1856-57 . 2 
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 



MAYORS. 



17 



mayors of the city of boston. — Concluded. 



Name. 


Place and Date of Birth. 


Died. 


Term of 
Service. 


Thomas N. Hart 


Abbot, Maine . . Nov. 23, 1835 
North Reading . . Jan. 20, 1829 




1884 . . 1 
1885-88 . 4 
1889-90 . 2 
1891. . . 



The election of Mayor for 1845 was more warmly contested than in 
any former year. There were not less than 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 
accepted by the City Council ; and on the twenty -second of November 
he died, being the only Mayor 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 Mayor 
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 
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 through 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 charges of 
alleged fraudulent practices in one of the wards of the city, a recount 



176 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



of all the ballots cast at said election was demanded and made ; and it 
appearing therefrom that Henry L. Pierce had seventy-nine plurality, 
he was declared duly elected Mayor for the year 1873. 

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. Pierce 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. 



* William Washburn 

*Pelham Bonney 

*Joseph Milner Wightman . . 

*Silas Peirce . 

*Otis Clapp 

*Silas Peirce 

*Thomas Phillips Rich .... 
*Thomas Coffin Amory, Jr. . . 

*Otis Norcross 

*George Washington Messinger 
*Charles Wesley Slack .... 
*George Washington Messinger 

Benjamin James 

Newton Talbot 

*Charles Edward Jenkins . . . 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Lyme, N.H., Oct. 7, 1808 . . . 
Pembroke, Mass., Feb. 21, 1802 

Boston, Oct. 19, 1812 

Scituate, Feb. 15, 1793 .... 
Westhampton, Mass.,Mch. 3, 1806 

(See above) 

Lynn, March 31, 1803 .... 

Boston, Aug. 16,1812 

Boston, Nov. 2, 1811 

Boston, Feb. 5, 1813 

Boston, Feb, 21, 1825 ..... 

(See above) 

Scituate, Aug. 22, 1814 .... 
Stoughton, March 10, 1815 . , 
Scituate, July 29, 1817 .... 



Died. 



Oct. 30, 1890 
Apr. 29,1861 
Jan. 25, 1885 
Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886 



Dec. 11,1875 
Oct. 20, 1889, 
Sept. 5, 1882. 
Apr. 27, 1870, 
Apr. 11,1885, 



Aug. 1,1882. 



Term of 
Service. 



1855 

1856-7 

1858 

1859 

1860 

1861 

1862 

1863 

1864 

1865-6 

1867 

1868 

1869 

1870 

1871 



ALDERMEN. 



177 



CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. — Concluded. 



Name. 



Samuel Little 

Leonard Richardson Cutter 
*John Taylor Clark . . . 
Solomon Bliss Stebbins 

Ilugh O'Brien 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins 

Hugh O'Brien 

Charles Varney Whitten 
Charles Hastings Allen . 
Patrick John Donovan . 
Charles Hastings Allen 

Homer Rogers 

William Power Wilson . 
Herbert Schaw Carruth 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Hingham, August 15, 1827 . . . 
Jaffrey, N.H., July 1, 1825 . . . 
Sanbornton, N.H., Sept. 19, 1825. 

Warren, Jan. 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, Oct. 11, 1840 

Baltimore, Md.,Nov. 15, 1852 . . 
Dorchester, Feb. 15, 1855 . . . . 



Died. 



Oct. 29,1880 



Term of 
Service. 



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 Alderman until 1855. 
* Deceased. 



Nathaniel P. Russell, Daniel Baxter, Joseph H. Dorr, reelected : and 
Thomas C. Wales and Redford Webster, elected 1825, declined. 

Geoi-ge 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. 

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. Meriam died while in office. 

In 1858 Rufus B. Bradford resigned, and was afterwards appointed 
Measurer of Grain. 



178 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

In 1859 Timothy A. Sumner resigned, 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. 

In 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 declai*ed 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 twelve 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 Boai-d 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. 

At the municipal election Dec. 13, 1881, the returns of the precinct 
officers showed William Frost to be elected Alderman by a plurality of 
154 votes over Charles V. Whitten. On petition, in due legal form, a 
committee of the Board of 1881 made a recount of the ballots cast for 
Mayor and Aldermen, and reported that Mr. Whitten 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 



ALDEKMEN. 179 

Such examination was made by a now committee, which reported, 
January 17, that William Frost had 19,861, and Charles V. Whittenhad 
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, 1 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. 



180 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL IN ORDER OP SERVICE, WITH 
PLACES AND DATES OF BIRTH. 



*William Prescott 

*John Welles 

*Francis Johonnot Oliver . . . 
*John Richardson Adan .... 

*Eliphalet Williams ...... 

*Benjaniin Toppan Pickman . 
*John Prescott Bigelow .... 

*Josiah Quincy, Jr 

* Philip Marett 

•Edward Blake 

*Peleg Whitman Chandler . . 

*George Stillman Hilliard . . . 

*Benjamin Seaver 

*Francis Brinley 

Henry Joseph Gardner .... 

Alexander Hamilton Rice . . 

Joseph Story 

Oliver Stevens 

*Samuel Wallace Waldron, Jr. 
*Josiah Putnam Bradley . . . 
*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 Bracket! 
*Benjamiu Pope 

William Henry Whitmore . . 

Harvey Newton Shepard . . . 

Andrew Jackson Bailey . . . 

Charles Edward Pratt .... 
*James Joseph Fiynn 

Godfrey Morse 

John Henry Lee 

Edward John Jenkins .... 
David Franklin Barry .... 

Horace Gwynne Allen .... 
David Franklin Barry .... 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Pepperell, Aug. 19, 1762 . . . . 

Boston, Oct. 14, 1764 

Boston, 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, June 14, 1818 .... 

Newton, Aug. 30, 1818 

Marblehead, Nov. 11, 1822 . . . 
Andover, Mass., June 22, 1825 . 
Portsmouth. N.H., Oct. 24, 1828, 

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, June 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, Ireland, Jan. 13, 1829, 
Dorchester, Sept. 6, 1836 .... 

Boston, 1850 

Charlestown, 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) 



Died. 



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, 



Aug. 24, 1882. 
Feb. 2, 1887. 
Oct. 5, 1882. 



Term of 

Service. 



Sept. 24, 1879 



Mch. 26, 1884, 



1822 

1823 

1824-25 

1826-28 

1829 

1830-31 

1832 

1834-36 

1837-40 

1841-43 

1844-45 

1846-47* 

1847 2 -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 

1S814-82 

18835 



1884 
1885-86 

1887-88 
1889-90 
1S91 



i To July 1. 
2 From July 1. 



s To Oct. 27. 
* From Oct. 27. 
* Deceased. 



e To June 11. 
From June 14. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 181 

William Bowes Brad ford. Ward 3, elected 1822, did not qualify him- 
self, declining to be sworn, there being then no provision for affirmation, 
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 H. Thayer, Ward 9, elected for 1828; also, Holmes 
Hinkley, Ward 11, for 1845, declined prior to the organization. 

Samuel Thaxter, Ward G, 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. 

Daniel J. 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. 

Chai-les J. McCarthy, Ward 7, resigned 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 AVard 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. Sweenej^, Porter street, Wai'd 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 Ward 4, resigned October 27, 1881, and was 
chosen City Solicitor. 



182 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Nahum M. Morrison, of Ward 23, resigned March 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. 

William L. Harding, of Ward 3, died in office, March 4, 1882. 

James J. Flynn, of Ward 13, resigned in June, 1883, and was chosen 
Superintendent of Streets. 

Cornelius F. Doherty, of Ward 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 Divi- 
sion 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 March 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, 1880, vacated the seat of a member from 
Ward 6, 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 AVard 
3, who were returned as having been elected at an adjourned meeting, 
December 11, 1834, on the ground of irregular proceeding, to render 
the whole number of votes certain 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 in*egularities, at the 
annual election, December 8. 

The third case, 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 Ward 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) 1 were counted at the 

1 This fact was admitted, though not stated in the report of the Committee. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 183 

annual election, December 12, thereby preventing the choice of two 
other candidates, who, by excluding the said four votes, were by the 
decision of the Council declared elected, leaving one vacancy. 

The fifth, February 27, 1851, vacated the seats of two members from 
Ward 3 on the 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, February 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 
wan-ants 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, 1863, in accordance with 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. Before 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 inoi~e votes were returned than there 
were persons who voted in that ward at the municipal election, — 
occasioned by mistake, probablj', in the counting of the ballots, — the 
variation being so great as to affect the election of the whole delegation. 
At the subsequent trial the same members were again returned to the 
Common Council. 

The tenth, January 24, 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 
number of hours as were required by the original warrant. At a 
subsequent election the same member was returned to the Common 
Council. (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. 



184 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The twelfth, January 6, 1870, vacated the seat of a member re- 
turned from Ward 13, for the same reason as recited above. 

The thirteenth, January 5, 1871, vacated the seat of a member 
returned from Ward 15, for the same reason. 

The fourteenth, January 18, 1872, vacated the seat of a member 
returned 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 by 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 officers 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 
again 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 were 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 Ward 13 are, that some 
of the ballots undoubtedly deposited by the voters of Precinct 3 of this 
ward were either mislaid or stolen at the polling place and that the 
Committee of the Board of Aldermen of 1880, who examined the bal- 



COMMON COUNCIL. 185 

lots for Common Council in that ward, erroneously reported that the 
sitting member had been duly elected. (See City Doc. 54 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. 6, 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 "Reports of Controverted Elections in the Common Council of 
the City of Boston, from 1827 to 1889." Boston : 1889, pp. xvii and 
277. 

The longest continuous service in the City Council is that of David F. 
Barry, member of the Common Council since 1880, now (1892) presi- 
dent of that body. Eliphalet Williams (president of the Common 
Council, 1829) served fifteen years, but not consecutively. James J. 
Flynn served twelve years in the Common Council (president, 1883) 
and ttn*ee years in the Board of Aldermen. Thomas Wetmore served 
eleven years, not consecutive, in the Board of Aldermen. 



186 



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AREA OF BOSTON. 

[From the Surveying Department.] 

Acres. 

City Proper ........... 1,829 

South Boston 1,002 

East Boston 836 

Roxbury 2,700 

Dorchester 5,614 

West Roxbury 8,078 

Brighton 2,277 

Charlestown 586 

Breed's Island 785 

Total Acres ......... 23,707 

Square Miles . . . 37.04 



PRINCIPAL ISLANDS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS. 

(Not included in the above.) 



Name. 


Area. 


Ownership. 


Remarks. 


Governor's Island . . 


72 acres. 


United States. 


Fort Winthrop. 


Castle Island 


21.6 " 


tt a 


Fort Independence. 


Long Island Head . . 


33 


a n 


Lt.-house and Batteries. 


Lovell's Island .... 


71.1 " 


tt ft 


Gov't Buoy Station. 


George's Island . . . 


39.7 " 


t< a 


Fort Warren. 


Rainsford Island . . . 


17.4 " 


City of Boston. 


Almshouse. 


Gallop's Island .... 


25.1 " 


tt !< 


Quarantine Station. 


Long Island ..... 


182.5 " 


ft It 


Almshouse. 


Deer Island 


182.3 " 


it it 


House of Industry and 
Reformation. 


Apple Island 


8.9 " 


ti tt 




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. 


Outer Brewster . . . 


17.5 " 


Benjamin Dean. 




Calf Island 

Little Calf Island . . . 


17.1 " 
1.1 " 


1 J. S. Weeks. 




Green Island ..... 


1.8 " 


James Young. 





DKItT KXl»KNI)ITUKKS. 



187 



CITY AND COUNTY DEBT (FUNDED), JAN. 31, 1892. 

[From the Auditing Department.] 





Gross Debt. 


Sinking Funds. 


Net Debt. 


Cochituate Water Debt . 
Mystic Water Debt . . . . 


$35,886,223 37 

13,423,773 98 

482,000 00 

3,212,000 00 


$18,324,176 70 

6,471,545 34 

550,208 70 

137,805 83 


$17,562,046 67 
9,952,228 64 

* 

3,074,194 17 




$56,003,997 35 


$25,483,736 57 


$30,588,469 48 



*Less excess of Mystic Water Sinking Fund 



68,208 70 



$30,520,260 78 



ACTUAL EXPENDITURES. 



Actual expenditures of the City of Boston and County of Suffolk, exclusive 
of debt and temporary loans redeemed: 



Yeak. 


Interest on 

Debt and 

Temporary 

Loans. 


State Tax. 


Other City 
Expendi- 
tures. 


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 




2,572,057 28 


742,932 00 


10,805,276 07 


14,120,265 35 


345,976 34 




2,461,600 59 


619,110 00 


10,434,694 47 


13,515,405 06 


328,646 92 




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 




2,220,171 43 


619,110 00 


10,252,967 39 


13,092,248 82 


305,871 68 


1881-82 


2,188,564 72 


619,110 00 


10,422,476 44 


13,230,151 16 


338,261 12 




2,184,580 49 


825,480 00 


11,879,562 33 


14,889,622 82 


362,908 06 




2,227,045 73 


578,055 00 


12,852,436 08 


15,657,536 81 


368,352 40 




2,238,518 17 


770,740 00 


12,456,798 17 


15,466,056 34 


393,785 77 




2,242,102 19 


578,055 00 


11,480,449 18 


14,300,606 37 


852,613 93 




2,237,479 04 


555,870 00 


11,542,638 27 


14,335,987 31 


999,056 20 




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 




2,353,785 54 


738,020 00 


13,508,467 28 


16,600,272 82 


1,263,160 36 


1890-91 


2,447,882 87 


645,767 50 


14,585,464 60 


17,679,114 97 


1,133,121 18 


1891-92 (9 mos.) . 


1,784,671 04 


553,515 00 


13,856,842 03 


16,195,028 07 


777,493 32 



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POPULATION, POLLS, AND VOTERS. 





Population. 


Total Population 

by Wakds. 

Census of 1800*. 


Ratable Polls. 


Legal Voters. 






Cent-us of 1885. 


Census of 1885. 


Census of 1885. 




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149 


896 


4,532 


2,527 


960 


3,487 


i 


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8,449 


7,311 


15,760 


17,297 


3,345 


435 


1,104 


4,884 


1,982 


1,363 


3,345 


2 


3 . 


5,877 


6,451 


12,328 


13,094 


3,011 


82 


481 


3,574 


2,126 


885 


3,011 


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 


6,290 


12,827 


12,412 


3,274 


669 


645 


4,588 


2,392 


882 


3,274 


5 


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8,653 


8,603 


17,256 


18,447 


3,024 


197 


1,882 


5,103 


1,470 


1,554 


3,024 


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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 


8 


9. 


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6,381 


11,239 


12,660 


2,854 


155 


352 


3,361 


2,200 


654 


2,854 


9 


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4,962 


4,784 


9,746 


8,205 


3,306 


147 


742 


4,195 


2,817 


489 


3,306 


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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 


13 


13. 


11,231 


11,316 


22,547 


22,375 


4,056 


229 


2,065 


6,350 


1,965 


2,091 


4,056 


13 


14. 


1J.184 


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 


16. 


7,939 


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 


15,638 


3,634 


177 


723 


4,534 


2,784 


850 


3,634 


17 


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 


23,018 


4,267 


221 


1,329 


5,817 


2,575 


1,692 


4,267 


19 


SO. 


10,110 


10,884 


20,994 


24,335 


4,886 


193 


867 


5,946 


3,160 


1,726 


4,886 


30 


31. 


6,600 


9,027 


15,627 


22,930 


3,646 


122 


324 


4,092 


2,884 


762 


3,646 


31 


33. 


7,638 


8,200 


15,838 


20,011 


3,254 


165 


787 


4,206 


1,442 


1,812 


3,254 


32 


S3 . 


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 


255 


976 


6,116 


3,773 


1,112 


4,885 


24 


35 


4,179 


4,337 


8,516 


12,032 


2,082 


67 


354 


2,503 


1,392 


690 


2,082 


25 


Tot'l 


186,182 


204,211 


390,393 


448,477 


89,83e 


5,297 


21,715 


116,848 


60.99E 


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. 



192 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 

1874-75, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



Old 
Ward. 


Assessed 

Polls, 

May 1, 1874. 


Total 
Voting Lint, 
Dec. 15, 1874. 


Assessed 

Polls, 

May 1, 1875. 


Registered 
for State 
Election. 


Vote for 

Governor, 

Nov. 2, 1875. 


Old 

Wakd. 


1 . . 


7,409 


5,140 


7,323 


3,049 


2,131 


1 


2 . . 


5,444 


2,922 


5,519 


2,122 


1,709 


2 


3 . . 


4,208 


2,714 


3,982 


1,594 


1,188 


3 


4 . . 


3,081 


2,029 


2,212 


1,164 


875 


4 


5 . . 


1,382 


1,183 


2,112 


817 


712 


5 


6 . . . 


3,338 


2,699 


3,385 


1,925 


1,344 


6 


7 . . . 


7,537 


2,912 


7,569 


1,748 


1,349 


7 


8 . . . 


3,507 


2,155 


3,527 


1,120 


825 


8 


» . . . 


4,139 


3,216 


4,384 


1,913 


1,373 


9 


lO . . . 


4,016 


2,895 


4,017 


1,899 


1,364 


io 


11 . . . 


4,450 


3,738 


4,669 


2,471 


1,726 


11 


12 . . . 


7,212 


4,627 


7,078 


3,013 


1,984 


12 


13 . . . 


2,588 


1,535 


2,519 


1,003 


709 


13 


14 . . . 


3,828 


2,904 


3,907 


2,076 


1,474 


14 


15 . . . 


5,437 


2,773 


5,606 


2,010 


1,354 


15 


16 . . . 


4,062 


3,261 


4,333 


2,693 


1,466 


16 


17 . . . 


2,863 


2,187 


2,859 


1,980 


1,354 


17 


19 . . . 


1,535 


1,151 


1,661 


975 


526 


19 


ao . . . 


2,736 


2,204 


2,710 


1,700 


1,271 


20 


21 . . . 


2,939 


2,561 


2,991 


2,000 


1,416 


21 


22 . . . 


2,973 


2J439 


2,995 


1,863 


1,230 


22 


Total . 


84,684 


67,045 


85,358 


39,135 


27,380 


Total 



Note. — There was no Ward 18 in 1874-75. It was established on November 16, 1875. 



TOLLS AND VOTES. 



193 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 

1875-70, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 









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1. . 


1,709 


1,068 


3,372 


2,134 


1,927 


2,135 


1,313 


1 


2 . . 


1,376 


891 


3,516 


1,942 


1,780 


1,942 


1,201 


2 


3. . 


1,927 


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 


6 


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 


11 . . 


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 


16 . . 


1,103 


736 


3,362 


1,633 


1,563 


1,634 


1,081 


16 


17. . 


1,743 


1,214 


3,219 


2,097 


1,935 


2,111 


1,414 


17 


18 . . 


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 


21 . . 


1,908 


1,448 


2,951 


2,095 


1,905 


2,098 


1,304 


21 


22 . . 


1,839 


1,091 


2,687 


1,205 


1,136 


1,208 


808 


22 


23 . . 


2,070 


1,472 


3,080 


2,294 


2,031 


2,323 


1,293 


23 


24. . 


2,340 


1,413 


3,643 


2,590 


2,255 


2,596 


1,276 


24 


25. . 


Included 


in Wd. 22 


1,633 


1,231 


1,113 


1,232 


767 


25 


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. 



194 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1877-78, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





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3,44a 


1,986 


1,509 


2,349 


1,998 


3,547 


2,270 


1,975 


2,268 


1,502 


1 


2 


3,689 


1,747 


1,296 


2,174 


1,889 


3,620 


2,089 


1,834 


2,096 


1,431 


3 


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 


2,866 


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 


1,301 


5 


6 


4,165 


1,801 


1,442 


2,222 


2,000 


4,066 


2,003 


1,824 


2,009 


1,582 


O 


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 


1,378 


9 


io 


2,512 


1,542 


1,252 


1,800 


1,579 


2,752 


1,738 


1,572 


1,752 


1,335 


IO 


11 


3,535 


2,107 


1,636 


2,354 


2,038 


3,905 


2,424 


2,160 


2,446 


1,809 


11 


12 


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 


16 


17 


3,444 


1,913 


1,517 


2,214 


1,956 


3,530 


2,250 


2,009 


2,278 


1,609 


17 


IS 


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 


ao 


3,932 


1,995 


1,628 


2,516 


2,261 


4,153 


2,661 


2,474 


2,677 


1,958 


30 


21 


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 


2,160 


1,516 


2,415 


2,059 


3,310 


2,360 


2,076 


2,362 


1,623 


23 


34 


3,696 


2,489 


1,668 


2,924 


2,590 


3,873 


2,972 


2,537 


2,987 


1,889 


34 


25 


1,784* 


1,139 


796 


1,317 


1,132 


1,795 


1,273 


1,100 


1,277 


851 


25 


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. 



10/ 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1879-80, 
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 


a 


3,687 


2,014 


1,727 


2,035 


1,352 


3,941 


2,296 


2,013 


2,310 


1,505 


2 


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 


T 


3,595 


1,871 


1,640 


1,889 


1,427 


3,981 


2,005 


1,831 


2,013 


1,518 


7 


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 


io 


3,337 


1,644 


1,448 


1,687 


1,225 


3,765 


1,937 


1,786 


1,946 


1,381 


IO 


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 


13 


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 


15 


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 


ltt 


IT 


3,552 


2,110 


1,803 


2,125 


1,544 


3,812 


2,468 


2,294 


2,483 


1,792 


17 


IS 


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 


21 


23 


3,049 


1,443 


1,194 


1,455 


1,034 


3,167 


1,676 


1,520 


1,698 


1,198 


22 


33 


3,417 


2,298 


1,895 


2,333 


1,554 


3,534 


2,523 


2,307 


2,530 


1,739 


23 


34 


4,067 


2,844 


2,393 


2,861 


1,904 


4,230 


3,203 


2,904 


3,211 


2,279 


24 


25 


1,796 


1,265 


1,046 


1,274 


874 


1,885 


1,274 


1,078 


1,349 


1,005 


25 


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. 



196 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1881-82, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





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4,042 


2,045 


1,087 


2,144 


1,460 


4,259 


2,335 


1,899 


2,365 


1,639 


1 


3 


4,091 


1,902 


1,169 


2,104 


1,457 


4,136 


2,255 


1,952 


2,297 


1,690 


2 


3 


3,133 


1,849 


1,215 


1,956 


1,445 


3,208 


2,183 


1,881 


2,181 


1,558 


3 


4 


3,161 


1,759 


989 


1,875 


1,303 


3,238 


1,903 


1,588 


1,913 


1,250 


4 


5 


3,320 


1,SS6 


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 


e 


7 


3,849 


1,358 


954 


1,730 


1,362 


3,682 


1,834 


1,619 


1,854 


1,496 


7 


8 


3,776 


1,516 


974 


1,759 


1,349 


4,162 


1,972 


1,721 


1,993 


1,461 


8 


9 


3,271 


1,502 


924 


1,692 


1,236 


3,310 


1,681 


1,463 


1,707 


1,247 


9 


io 


3,862 


1,493 


839 


1,599 


1,225 


3,825 


1,617 


1,368 


1,651 


1,217 


IO 


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 


3,437 


12 


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 


1,705 


3,967 


2,220 


1,915 


2,251 


1,700 


17 


18' 


3, l 601 


2,146 


1,164 


2,274 


1,772 


3,670 


2,304 


1,926 


2,339 


1,738 


18 


19 


5,346 


2,403 


1,375 


2,717 


1,988 


5,492 


2,625 


2,241 


2,664 


1,897 


19 


SO 


4,884 


2,589 


1,590 


2,933 


2,300 


4,935 


2,946 


2,565 


2,971 


2,258 


20 


21 


3,750 


2,389 


1,400 


2,505 


1,911 


3,929 


2,530 


2,159 


2,572 


1,953 


21 


33 


3,521 


1,389 


794 


1,582 


1,204 


3,711 


1,747 


1,514 


1,774 


1,271 


23 


33 


3,555 


2,271 


1,189 


2,378 


1,749 


3,740 


2,482 


2,052 


2,507 


1,806 


33 


34 


4,509 


2,944 


1,406 


3,051 


2,276 


• 4,696 


3,151 


2,667 


3,194 


2,311 


34 


25 


1,991 


1,169 


685 


1,307 


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. 



L97 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1SS.J-84, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



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2,647 


2,390 


2,665 


2,155 


4,523 


2,790 


2,490 


2,776 


2,096 


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3 


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 


3,590 


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 


2,196 


1,821 


6 


7 


3,874 


2,016 


1,855 


2,043 


1,734 


3,691 


1,904 


1,712 


1,902 


1,506 


7 


8 


4,369 


2,282 


2,035 


2,300 


1,834 


4,587 


2,358 


2,085 


2,381 


1,883 


8 


9 


3,448 


2,042 


1,814 


2,049 


1,650 


3,626 


2,058 


1,830 


2,032 


1,588 


9 


io 


4,001 


1,903 


1,737 


1,929 


1,591 


4,069 


1,919 


1,689 


1,916 


1,460 


IO 


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 


IS 


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 


2,501 


2,281 


2,510 


2,106 


5,138 


2,483 


2,214 


2,495 


1,984 


1G 


IT 


4,098 


2,568 


2,336 


2,602 


2,123 


4,253 


2,660 


2,359 


2,682 


2,079 


17 


IS 


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 


20 


5,340 


3,344 


3,077 


3,400 


2,867 


5,512 


3,403 


2,060 


3,410 


2,713 


30 


21 


4,229 


3,010 


2,757 


3,025 


2,541 


4,371 


3,134 


2,777 


3,129 


2,448 


31 


32 


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 


34 


5,036 


3,552 


3,232 


3,578 


2,994 


5,225 


3,721 


3,321 


3,694 


2,916 


34 


35 


2,196 


1,608 


1,431 


1,623 


1,301 


2,362 


1,716 


1,504 


1,721 


1,282 


35 


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 18S4, 1,119, of whom 1,026 voted. 
Total Boston vote for Governor, 1884, 58,748. 



198 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1885-86, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



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4,542 


2,490 


1,684 


2,602 


2,052 


4,489 


2,433 


1,823 


2,669 


2,189 


1 


3 


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 


7 


3,605 


1,519 


1,202 


1,563 


1,209 


3,548 


1,433 


1,210 


1,478 


1,216 


7 


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 


LO 


3,889 


1,569 


1,191 


1,607 


1,205 


3,697 


1,404 


1,142 


1,433 


1,112 


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LI 


5,456 


2,821 


1,861 


2,854 


2,036 


5,488 


2,750 


2,238 


2,782 


2,099 


11 


La 


3,944 


1,678 


1,279 


1,749 


1,334 


3,809 


1,643 


1,376 


1,720 


1,365 


13 


l:i 


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 


L5 


4,394 


2,173 


1,572 


2,269 


1,765 


4,412 


2,148 


1,757 


2,217 


1,822 


15 


Hi 


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 


so 


5,657 


3,192 


2,414 


3,285 


2,497 


5,830 


3,124 


2,604 


3,199 


2,510 


20 


31 


4,497 


2,898 


2,029 


2,956 


2,212 


4,713 


2,942 


2,417 


2,948 


2,307 


31 


23 


4,472 


1,865 


1,326 


1,987 


1,542 


4,458 


1,928 


1,571 


2,003 


1,537 


33 


as 


4,473 


2,761 


1,949 


2,891 


2,291 


4.828 


2,914 


2,356 


3,042 


2,438 


33 


it 


5,492 


3,519 


2,537 


3,584 


2,716 


5,830 


3,578 


2,892 


3,603 


2,849 


34 


as 


2,438 


1,635 


1,238 


1,695 


1,403 


2,465 


1,724 


1,406 


1,756 


1,457 


35 


rotal 


112,242 


56,981 


41,683 


58,837 


44,682 


112,667 


55,728 


45,467 


57,653 


45,667 


1 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. 



199 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1887-88, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 






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4,678 


2,770 


2,239 


2,843 


2,394 


4,989 


3,200 


2,845 


3,289 


2,844 


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a 


4,365 


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 


6 


7 


3,405 


1,572 


1,334 


1,640 


1,328 


3,769 


1,773 


1,535 


1,814 


1,574 


7 


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 


io 


3,496 


1,337 


1,082 


1,378 


1,126 


3,461 


1,652 


1,462 


1,689 


1,390 


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11 


5,998 


3,011 


2,378 


3,060 


2,534 


6,383 


3,949 


3,563 


4,028 


3,336 


11 


12 


3,817 


1,880 


1,627 


1,909 


1,609 


4,050 


2,145 


1,905 


2,212 


1,898 


12 


13 


6,376 


2,744 


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 


17 


4,541 


2,296 


1,943 


2,399 


2,020 


4,721 


2,875 


2,642 


2,938 


2,534 


17 


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 


22 


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 


Tot' I 


115,996 


60,213 


49,423 


62,000 


51,820 


123,213 


72,115 


65,169 


73,666 


63,548 


T't'l 



Total Boston vote for Governor, in 1888, 64,923. 
Women registered in 1887, 837, of whom 725 voted. 
Women registered in 1880, 20,252, of whom 19,490 voted. 



203 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 1889, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



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5,131 


3,086 


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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 . 


3,693 


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 


e 


7 . 


3,581 


1,493 


852 


237 


17 


1,106 


1,601 


344 


976 


1,320 


7 


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 


. IO 


11 . 


6,599 


3,784 


1,115 


1,623 


89 


2,827 


3,856 


2,373 


486 


2,859 


. 11 


13 . 


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 


17 . 


4,756 


2,519 


942 


999 


66 


2,007 


2,636 


1,315 


767 


2,082 


. 17 


18 . 


4,097 


2,472 


647 


1,181 


78 


1,906 


2,518 


1,615 


385 


2,000 


. 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 


1,278 


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 


9yo 


1,193 


2,183 


. 22 


23 . 


6,151 


4,079 


1,412 


1,525 


171 


3,108 


4,172 


2,270 


1,141 


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'g 




56,877 


Gr'nd 
Total 


Pro 


portion 


' register 


ed men -\ 


vho vote 


iforG 
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overnor . 






. . 77.3 


3 per cen 
5 uer cen 


t. 
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Vote for license, December 10, 27, 134; against license, 17,875. 

Women registered 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. 



201 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION, AND VOTES, 18JK), 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



a 

1 


Assessed 

Polls, 

May 1, 1890. 


a 
o 

u v2 

2. u • 

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QQ 


Vote for 
Nov. 


Governor, 
I, 1890. 


P 

v. © 
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3 


Vote for 
9. 


Mayor, Dec. 
1890. 


< 


"3 

3 


<x> 
M 
o 
a 

M 

PQ 


1 
M 
o 

a 

s 


"3 
o 




2 


68 

'3 
a 

S3 

m 


"a 

o 


i. . . 


5,311 


2,952 


1,055 


1,142 


75 


2,278 


3,144 


1,175 


1,374 


56 


2,605 


. . . 1 


2. . . 


4,694 


2,380 


1,432 


45S 


5£ 


1,950 


2,578 


1,519 


59S 


28 


2,145 


... 3 


3 . . . 


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 


5. . . 


3,817 


2,384 


1,208 


724 


51 


1,983 


2,411 


1,143 


713 


56 


1,912 


... 5 


6. . . 


4,910 


1,844 


1,310 


188 


10 


1,508 


1,921 


1,274 


270 


11 


1,555 


... 6 


7. . . 


3,572 


1,372 


941 


146 


17 


1,104 


1,417 


902 


185 


18 


1,105 


... 7 


8 . . . 


4,416 


1,919 


1,236 


346 


30 


1,612 


1,994 


1,176 


339 


23 


1,538 


... 8 


9. . . 


3,763 


1,786 


606 


701 


54 


1,451 


1,815 


628 


575 


72 


1,275 


... 9 


io. . . 


3,120 


1,283 


497 


535 


30 


1,062 


1,325 


441 


466 


62 


969 


. . . IO 


11 . . . 


6,663 


3,811 


1,493 


1,620 


79 


" 3,192 


3,931 


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 


3,993 


2,094 


1,247 


66 


3,407 


... 14 


15 . . . 


4,783 


2,545 


1,384 


578 


59 


2,021 


2,652 


1,454 


695 


42 


2,191 


... 15 


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 


3,220 


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 


3,129 


. . .20 


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 


643 


60 


2,322 


. . 22 


23. . . 


6,553 


3,949 


1,762 


1,325 


67 


3,154 


4,088 


1,782 


1,159 


205 


3,146 


... 23 


24. . . 


7,655 


4,680 


1,873 


1,947 


127 


3,947 


4,842 


1,682 


2,046 


223 


3,951 


. . .24 


25. . . 


3,598 


2,200 


1,021 


783 


43 


1,847 


2,302 


1,027 


764 


102 


1,893 


... 25 


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. 














1" ' T ' ' 







202 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ASSESSED POLLS, REGISTRATION AND VOTES, 1891, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





■3 s 


a 

o 

o w • 

--; x i- 

02 


Vote fob 
Nov. 


Governor, 
5, 1891. 


a 
o 

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Vote for 
Dec. 15 


Mayor, 
1891. 




d 

PS 


§ 
tf 


a 

< 


to 
u 

< 


"3 

o 

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a 
3 

< 


1 

.a 

3 


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'5 

CO 


"3 
o 
Eh 


a 
< 


i . 


5,566 


3,403 


1,381 


1,502 


55 


2,938 


3,463 


1,315 


1,329 


29 


2,673 


l 


3 . 


5,041 


2,724 


1,601 


534 


29 


2,164 


2,796 


439 


1,554 


25 


2,018 


3 


3 . 


3,744 


2,598 


1,426 


738 


47 


2,211 


2,627 


614 


1,357 


25 


2,006 


3 


4 . 


3,891 


2,383 


1,088 


847 


53 


1,988 


2,432 


770 


1,083 


26 


1,879 


4 


5 . 


4,125 


2,577 


1,350 


771 


39 


2,160 


2,608 


658 


1,239 


27 


1,924 


5 


6 . 


4,182 


1,875 


1,358 


183 


18 


1,559 


1,915 


163 


1,317 


7 


1,487 


6 


7 . 


3,791 


1,481 


1,007 


183 


33 


1,223 


1,502 


140 


911 


8 


1,059 


7 


8 . 


4,541 


1,985 


1,263 


372 


34 


1,669 


2,011 


275 


1,202 


13 


1,490 


8 


9 . 


3,908 


1,848 


708 


771 


48 


1,527 


1,863 


595 


606 


35 


1,236 


9 


lO . 


3,387 


1,348 


502 


627 


31 


1,160 


1,389 


533 


394 


18 


945 


lO 


11 . 


7,231 


4,172 


1,586 


1,817 


87 


3,490 


4,219 


1,299 


1,261 


48 


2,608 


11 


13 . 


3,900 


1,639 


1,102 


257 


20 


1,379 


1,657 


195 


1.080 


17 


1,292 


13 


13 . 


7,054 


2,869 


2,130 


290 


26 


2,446 


2,912 


205 


2,169 


9 


2,383 


13 


14 . 


7,634 


4,229 


2,312 


1,262 


55 


3,629 


4,300 


1,061 


2,135 


33 


3,229 


14 


15 . 


4,973 


2,728 


1,625 


650 


42 


2,317 


2,755 


552 


1,468 


15 


2,035 


15 


16 . 


5,574 


2,087 


1,247 


435 


40 


1,722 


2,118 


382 


1,136 


20 


1,538 


16 


17 . 


4,893 


2,606 


1,286 


953 


55 


2,294 


2,731 


827 


1,262 


68 


2,157 


17 


18 • 


4,185 


2,428 


938 


1,121 


74 


2,133 


2,498 


1,054 


840 


33 


1,927 


18 


19 . 


7,195 


3,205 


1,789 


753 


54 


2,596 


3,288 


700 


1,777 


18 


2,495 


19 


20 . 


7,326 


4,376 


2,429 


1,286 


80 


3,795 


4,489 


1,084 


2,437 


58 


3,579 


SO 


21 . 


6,571 


4,260 


1,698 


1,878 


93 


3,669 


4,312 


1,674 


1,489 


57 


3,220 


31 


32 . 


5,756 


3,035 


1,735 


715 


46 


2,496 


3,090 


629 


1,731 


15 


2,375 


33 


33 . 


7,085 


4,320 


1,859 


1,714 


142 


3,715 


4,463 


1,467 


1,810 


66 


3,343 


33 


34 . 


8,601 


5,356 


2,073 


2,418 


106 


4,597 


5,440 


2,163 


1,914 


76 


4,153 


34 


35 . 


3,891 


2,448 


1,146 


925 


38 


2,109 


2,495 


738 


1,197 


32 


1,967 


35 


Total 


134,045 


71,980 


36,639 


23,002 


1,345 


60,986 


73,373 


19,532 


34,708 


778 


55,018 





VOTE FOR MAYOR. 



203 



VOTE FOR MAYOR. 





1870. 


1877. 


1878. 


1879. 




n 

$ 


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6 

n 


M 

ffl 




03 

a 


to 
d 
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1 





(A 

a 

5 


6 
a 

'u 
Ph 


a 

'£ 

& 

m 


s 


a 
Q 

1 


i 


1. 


675 


599 


39 


1,156 


842 


671 


812 


16 


548 


847 


15 


3 


1 


2. . 


922 


254 


25 


608 


1,280 


1,016 


388 


27 


956 


389 


6 




2 


3 . . 


60S 


518 




1,051 


861 


730 


632 


33 


711 


596 


41 


20 


3 


4. . 


438 


513 




1,056 


580 


490 


634 


13 


471 


600 


23 




« 


5. . 


693 


520 


1 


953 


827 


716 


582 


5 


712 


606 


14 


2 


5 


O. . 


1,505 


101 


10 


352 


1,648 


1,298 


263 


18 


1,133 


262 


9 


41 


6 


7. . 


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 


0. . 


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 


1,188 


10 


3 


11 


13 . . 


926 


292 




438 


1,521 


1,260 


373 


21 


1,036 


326 


16 


11 


12 


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 


16. . 


695 


373 


12 


804 


925 


962 


544 


27 


883 


435 


20 


21 


lO 


17. . 


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 


20 


21. . 


351 


942 


11 


1,619 


409 


395 


1,258 


10 


487 


1,057 


7 


10 


21 


22. . 


475 


332 


1 


558 


782 


686 


240 


32 


702 


306 


9 


17 


22 


23. . 


556 


728 


8 


1,322 


737 


615 


1,002 


6 


601 


884 


10 


58 


23 


24. . 


446 


821 


8 


2,034 


556 


561 


1,326 


1 


650 


1,246 


3 


5 


24 


25 . . 


438 


314 


15 


576 


556 


450 


389 


12 


458 


411 


4 




25 


Total 


16,562 


13,782 


266 


25,090 


22,892 


19,676 


18,003 


440 


18,697 


16,083 


399 


355 


Total 



204 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VOTE FOR MAYOR. 





1880. 


1881. 


1882.* 


1883.* 


1884.* 




p 
« 


o 
o 

a 


a 
02 


a 

o 


£ 

| 


£ 
a) 

a 

"3 


a 
a 

o 




a 

6 


a 

S 

M 
6 


a 


P 
K 

■4 




571 


1,055 


979 


481 


559 


1,080 


1,525 


630 


738 


1,358 


1 




975 


529 


509 


948 


1,143 


547 


786 


1,312 


1,382 


634 


2 




752 


735 


707 


737 


911 


647 


885 


1,088 


1,177 


796 


S 


4 .... . 


538 


808 


760 


538 


594 


656 


1,072 


710 


783 


957 


4 




775 


644 


698 


808 


858 


663 


971 


962 


1,083 


868 


5 




1,292 


333 


314 


1,260 


1,328 


261 


250 


1,604 


1,623 


198 


6 


T . . . . 


1,224 


294 


299 


1,063 


1,235 


261 


315 


1,419 


1,264 


242 


7 


8 


992 


494 


471 


875 


1,069 


392 


546 


1,288 


1,435 


448 


8 




425 


922 


856 


379 


391 


856 


1,141 


509 


606 


982 


9 




473 


907 


927 


297 


382 


835 


1,163 


428 


482 


978 


io 


11 .... . 


472 


1,433 


1,655 


323 


350 


1,641 


2,263 


446 


544 


2,036 


11 


12 


1,128 


375 


401 


878 


1,031 


406 


547 


1,382 


1,336 


441 


12 




1,645 


299 


373 


1,526 


1,653 


274 


330 


2,428 


. 2,282 


263 


13 




926 


1,112 


1,154 


859 


1,044 


1,034 


1,389 


1,299 


1,510 


1,247 


14 


15 


804 


833 


794 


782 


885 


703 


1,031 


1,079 


1,232 


853 


15 




1,132 


663 


657 


889 


1,051 


545 


800 


1,306 


1,305 


679 


16 




754 


1,038 


992 


713 


735 


965 


1,308 


815 


816 


1,263 


IT 




405 


1,434 


1,411 


361 


354 


1,384 


1,817 


389 


406 


1,632 


18 


19 


1,380 


673 


580 


1,408 


1,353 


544 


979 


1,496 


1,519 


818 


19 




1,301 


1,019 


964 


1,336 


1,308 


950 


1,424 


1,443 


1,494 


1,219 


20 


21 


463 


1,396 


1.293 


618 


613 


1,340 


1,992 


549 


623 


1,825 


21 




791 


406 


401 


800 


932 


339 


592 


1,125 


1,230 


499 


22 




684 


1,055 


1,063 


686 


6S0 


1,126 


1,532 


784 


995 


1,363 


23 




699 


1,580 


1,611 


665 


699 


1,612 


2,186 


808 


886 


2,030 


24 


25 


511 


494 


560 


494 


555 


514 


650 


651 


743 


539 


25 


Total .... 


21,112 


20,531 


20,429 


19,724 


21,713 


19,575 


27,494 


25,950 


27,494 


24,168 


Total 



* As reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



VOTE FOR MAYOR. 



205 



VOTE FOR MAYO If, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1885. 


188G. 


1887. 


1888. 


1889. 




Q 
K 

i 


a 

6 


O 


a 
® 

CO 

6 


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a 

■a 

M 

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05 

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a 

a 

6 


w 


a 

a 

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i . 


833 


1,219 


747 


1,252 


190 


803 


1,591 


1,853 


991 


1,701 


859 


1 


2 . 


1,373 


510 


1,401 


499 


85 


1,481 


628 


783 


1,593 


795 


1,264 


2 


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 


6 . 


1,286 


203 


1,104 


142 


131 


1,257 


188 


325 


1,514 


320 


1,344 


6 


7 . 


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 . 


5S7 


705 


491 


803 


50 


433 


1,008 


1,166 


521 


1,046 


427 


9 


io . 


595 


610 


395 


673 


44 


349 


777 


1,013 


377 


840 


291 


IO 


11 . 


798 


1,238 


577 


1,471 


51 


422 


2,112 


2,721 


615 


2,373 


486 


11 


12 . 


1,069 


265 


927 


320 


118 


1,238 


371 


518 


1,380 


469 


1,137 


12 


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 


633 


964 


621 


237 


1,158 


777 


1,051 


1,494 


1,080 


1,171 


15 


16 . 


1,113 


405 


1,002 


356 


128 


1,128 


539 


806 


1,394 


756 


999 


16 


17 . 


82 1 


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 


19 . 


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 


1,735 


1,960 


1,741 


1,550 


20 


21 . 


805 


1,407 


713 


1,505 


89 


719 


2,035 


2,496 


861 


2,305 


757 


21 


22 . 


1,142 


400 


1,077 


337 


123 


1,347 


586 


808 


1,546 


990 


1,193 


22 


23 . 


1,287 


1,004 


1,053 


1,241 


144 


1,212 


1,757 


2,383 


1,253 


2,270 


1,141 


23 


24 . 


1,169 


1,547 


888 


1,746 


215 


996 


2,346 


2,888 


1,169 


2,791 


1,151 


24 


25 . 


848 


555 


710 


633 


114 


914 


877 


941 


924 


1,042 


742 


25 


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 and 1891, see pages 201, 202. 



206 



MUNICIPAL KEGISTEK. 



VOTE FOR PRESIDENT. 





1876. 


1880. 


1884.* 


1888.* 




Ward. 


a 
2 


w 


M 

o 
o 

a 

a 

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2 
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a 

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5 


a 

o 

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3 
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Q 

a 

$ 


1. . 


863 


1,064 


832 


1,286 


1,038 


1,263 


113 


76 


1,101 


1,706 


38 


1 


2. . 


1,227 


553 


1,326 


675 


1,503 


642 


115 


27 


1,641 


714 


10 


2 


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 


7. . 


1,307 


328 


1,475 


344 


1,193 


281 


230 


8 


1,197 


324 


14 


7 


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 


74:i 


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 


12. . 


1,211 


490 


1,361 


476 


1,248 


466 


C06 


25 


1,406 


475 


16 


12 


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 


17. . 


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 


20 


31. . 


573 


1,311 


662 


1,728 


1,155 


1,413 


99 


110 


1,339 


2,064 


53 


21 


22. . 


728 


407 


926 


689 


1,195 


456 


220 


28 


1,720 


684 


6 


22 


23. . 


991 


1,039 


903 


1,394 


1.491 


1,024 


97 


65 


1,930 


1,726 


100 


23 


24. . 


9C0 


1,354 


952 


1,951 


1,496 


1,525 


148 


152 


1,755 


2,417 


73 


21 


25. . 


628 


481 


475 


600 


852 


577 


51 


24 


1,017 


881 


20 


25 


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. 



VOTE FOR GOVERNOR. 



207 



VOTE FOR GOVERNOR, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1882. 


1883. 


1884. 


1885. 




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a 

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ti 

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3 


a 

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1 


991 


903 


5 


940 


1,438 


12 


878 


1,457 


in 


65 


2,511 


626 


1,035 


23 


1 


2 


1,552 


396 


4 


1,579 


718 


8 


1,423 


727 


112 


25 


2,287 


1,157 


436 


4 


2 


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 


O 


7 


1,420 


197 


2 


1,561 


294 





1,165 


303 


263 


7 


1,738 


987 


214 


1 


7 


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 


io 


672 


687 


9 


656 


1,075 


6 


669 


949 


76 


33 


1,727 


460 


705 


26 


IO 


11 


787 


1,481 


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 


12 


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 


l,0b7 


830 


18 


1,073 


1,255 


8 


926 


1,250 


163 


47 


2,386 


725 


917 


23 


17 


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 


so 


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 


22 


1,221 


284 


9 


1,355 


561 


2 


1,125 


530 


220 


23 


1,898 


940 


384 


2 


22 


23 


1,003 


1,039 


10 


1,037 


1,507 


12 


1,169 


1,377 


95 


56 


2,697 


837 


1,091 


21 


23 


24 


1,142 


1,506 


19 


1,119 


2,090 


23 


1,115 


1,955 


132 


108 


3,310 


871 


1,637 


29 


24 


25 


707 


487 


2 


770 


661 





798 


645 


51 


19 


1,3 15 


633 


601 


4 


25 


Total 


30,374 17,105 


255 


32,291 


25,958 


194 


29,057 


24,981 


3,733 


977 


58,748 


23,002 


18,270 


411 


Total 



208 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VOTE FOR GOVERNOR, 
As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1886. 


1887. 


1888. 


1889. 






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a 

a 

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ft 
a 


1 


703 


1,098 


22 


803 


1,403 


24 


1,187 


1,564 


64 


2,816 


900 


1,359 


71 


1 


3 


1,240 


419 


6 


1,558 


555 


5 


1,650 


699 


13 


2,362 


1,287 


588 


37 


2 


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 


7 


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 


io 


523 


607 


12 


351 


681 


43 


620 


804 


39 


1,463 


412 


619 


30 


IO 


11 


962 


1,261 


15 


460 


1,808 


95 


1,292 


2,252 


51 


3,596 


1,115 


1,623 


89 


11 


12 


1,090 


274 


12 


1,271 


329 


16 


1,416 


477 


19 


1,912 


1,084 


386 


29 


12 


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 


IO 


1,107 


359 


20 


1,248 


412 


42 


1,497 


656 


36 


2,190 


1,151 


543 


44 


IO 


17 


869 


822 


24 


892 


990 


47 


1,285 


1,292 


64 


2,641 


942 


999 


66 


17 


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 


30 


1,646 


934 


24 


1,524 


1,123 


47 


2,218 


1,470 


47 


3,739 


1,724 


1,278 


67 


30 


21 


927 


1,472 


18 


690 


1,781 


69 


1,298 


2,082 


66 


3,458 


1,098 


1,723 


110 


31 


23 


1,180 


384 


7 


1,238 


494 


15 


1,720 


667 


16 


2,403 


1,350 


625 


24 


33 


23 


1,164 


1,098 


94 


1,072 


1,317 


171 


1,904 


1,733 


109 


3,746 


1,412 


1,525 


171 


33 


24 


1,236 


1,618 


38 


924 


1,967 


86 


1,672 


2,435 


87 


4,207 


1,407 


2,056 


121 


34 


25 


766 


628 


12 


790 


804 


23 


1,020 


867 


21 


1,908 


82f 


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 and 1891, see pages 201, 202. 



WOMEN VOTING. 



209 



WOMEN REGISTERED AND VOTING FOR SCHOOL 
COMMITTEE, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 





1871*. 


1880. 


1881. 


1882. 


1883. 


1884. 


1885. 




a 


T3 
a 

o 
'I 

K 
59 


_g 
o 
> 

58 


•6 

V 

it 

a 
•So 

« 

56 


# 

bo 

a 

o 
t> 

52 


■a 

u 

'I 

60 


ei 

a 

o 
> 

47 


13 
O) 

u 

'I 

a> 

» 

47 


ti 

.9 
o 

> 

46 


-a 
a? 

a 
56 


a 
o 

> 

54 


■6 

QJ 

'So 


.3 
o 

> 




si 
a 

o 
> 


a 

a 

< 


1 . 


54 


54 


182 


172 


1 


2 . 


19 


19 


17 


17 


17 


15 


16 


14 


13 


12 


24 


23 


61 


58 


2 


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 


O . 


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 


O . 


45 


41 


49 


43 


48 


37 


30 


22 


30 


25 


73 


71 


90 


83 


O 


lO . 


37 


32 


29 


29 


23 


22 


16 


14 


19 


17 


43 


39 


56 


51 


io 


11 . 


92 


85 


67 


57 


65 


51 


44 


37 


53 


46 


100 


87 


123 


110 


11 


12 . 


8 


8 


11 


11 


11 


11 


12 


10 


10 


10 


13 


13 


36 


32 


12 


13 . 


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 


20 . 


40 


38 


25 


22 


20 


14 


16 


14 


36 


36 


58 


52 


81 


72 


20 


21 . 


142 


136 


109 


100 


97 


86 


68 


63 


82 


73 


119 


108 


197 


186 


21 


22 . 


10 


10 


10 


8 


9 


4 


7 


5 


5 


5 


6 


5 


68 


62 


22 


23 . 


89 


86 


83 


73 


75 


66 


61 


48 


69 


63 


89 


71 


92 


90 


23 


24 . 


87 


84 


69 


61 


64 


60 


56' 


49 


70 


68 


110 


98 


122 


106 


24 


25 . 


8 
989 


8 
934 


4 

772 


4 
688 


10 

748 


8 
640 


5 
567 


4 
498 


7 
701 


6 
650 


12 


11 


60 


57 


25 


Total 


1,119 


1,026 


2,238 


2,062 


Total 



This column has not been officially verified. 



210 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



WOMEN REGISTERED AND VOTING FOR SCHOOL 
COMMITTEE, 

As Reported by the Registrars of Voters. 



1. . 

2. . 

3. . 

4. . 

5. . 
« • . 

7. . 

8. . 

9. . 
lO. . 
11 . . 
IS. . 

13. . 

14. . 

15. . 

16. . 

17. . 
18 . . 
19. . 
30. . 
81. . 

22. . 

23. . 

24. . 

25. . 



Total 



1886. 1887. 1888 



"So 



76 

20 

30 

42 

45 

177 

4 

6 

45 

30 

85 

14 

6 

30 

24 

38 

44 

83 

1 

46 

114 

13 



1,193 



89 67 
46 37 



878 



« 



1,123 
623 
973 
849 
670 
851 
275 
391 
591 



1889. 



1,464 

1, 

427 

752 

860 

711 

1,207 

1,500 

516 

1,056 

1,721 

372 



•20,252 



1,076 

60 

945 

826 

653 

821 

268 

380 

565 

279 

824 

442 

680 

1,420 

985 

407 

729 

815 

689 

1,159 

1,42 

491 

1,009 

1,634 

359 



19,490 



694 
221 
422 
450 
364 
44 
32 
108 
366 
160 
562 
135 
101 
811 
405 
187 
431 
550 
374 
699 

1,148 
255 
665 

1,129 
276 



1890. 



653 
195 
407 
431 
355 
37 
28 
104 
351 
142 
565 
121 
80 
782 
387 
169 
400 
519 
363 

1, 

258 

627 

1,057 

258 



10,589 10,051 



58 

130 

331 

335 

242 
24 
25 
72 

254 
89 

425 
75 
48 
632 
301 
112 
320 
404 
252 
521 
904 
252 
500 
834 
256 



7,925 



557 

12:5 

307 

315 

224 
21 
20 
65 

243 
84 

394 
71 
43 
595 
286 
109 
307 
375 
236 
491 
850 
236 
461 
783 
243 



1891. 



7,439 



« 



451 

105 

230 

I 
270 

I 
163 

H 

14: 

1 

571 
210 

i 

326 
58! 
30 
497 
265 
68 
243 
270 
187 
402 
634 
141 
383 
707 
193 



427 
97 

218 

258 

153 
17 
12 
49 

191 
75 

282 
40 
30 
435 
242 
56 
217 
247 
164 
371 
568 
125 
358 
625 
171 



5,428 



1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 
lO 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 

Total 



ELECTIONS OF MAYOR. 



211 



ELECTIONS OF MAYOR. 

Candidates and Votes Cast, 1822 to 1875, inclusive. 

[For Statistics of Elections of Mayor, 1876-1891, see page 203 et seq.] 

1827. —December 10. 
Josiah Quincy .... 2,189 
Amos Binney .... 340 

Scattering 99 

Total 2,628 



1822. — April 8.' 




Josiah Quincy .... 


1,736 


Harrison Gray Otis . . 


1,384 


Thomas L. Winthrop . . 


361 


George Blake .... 


156 




63 


Total 


3,700 



1822.— April 16. 

John Phillips .... 2,456 
Scattering 194 



Total 



1823. — April 14. 

Josiah Quincy . . . . 

George Blake . . . . 

Scattering; 



Total 



1825. 

Josiah Quincy 
Scattering . 



2,650 



2,505 

2,180 

81 



April 11. 



Total 



1825. —December 12. 

Josiah Quincy .... 
Scattering 



Total 



4,766 



1,836 
55 

1,891 



1,202 
193 

1,395 



1826. —December 11. 

Josiah Quincy .... 3,163 

George Blake .... 1,750 

Harrison Gray Otis . . 79 

"Scattering; 57 



Total ...... 5,049 



1828. — December 8. 1 

Josiah Quincy .... 1,958 

Thomas C. Amory . . . 1,284 

Andrew Dunlap . . . 357 

Harrison Gray Otis . . 286 

Charles P. Sumner . . 78 

Scattering 119 

Total 4,082 

1828. — December 15. 1 

Josiah Quincy .... 2,561 
Thomas C. Amory . . . 1,400 
Charles Wells .... 970 

Harrison Gray Otis . . 242 

Scattering 80 

Total 5,253 

1828. — December 22. 

Harrison Gray Otis . . 2,978 

Caleb Eddy 1,283 

Josiah Quincy .... 67 

Scattering 218 

Total 4,546 

1829. —December 14. 

Harrison Gray Otis . . 1,844 
Scattering 122 



Total 1,966 



1 No choice. 



212 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



1830. — December 13. 

Harrison Gray Otis . . 2,828 

Theodore Lyman, Jr. . . 672 

Scattering ..... 97 

Total 3,597 



1831. — December 12. 1 

Theodore Lyman, Jr. . . 1,851 

Charles Wells .... 1,838 

William Sullivan . . . 1,135 

'< Scattering: 28 



Total 



1831. — December 22. 

Charles Wells . . 
Theodore Lyman, Jr. 
John C. Gray . . 
James Savage . . 
Scattering . . . 



Total 



1832. —December 10. 

Charles Wells . .. 
Samuel A. Wells . 
Theodore Lyman, Jr. 
Caleb Eddy . . . 
Scattering- . . . ■ 



Total 



1833. — December 9. 

Theodore Lyman, Jr. 
William Sullivan . 
George Odiorne . . 
Scattering; . . . 



Total 



1834. —December 8. 

Theodore Lyman, Jr. 
Samuel L. Lewis . 
Benjamin Dole . . 
Scattering . . . 



Total 



4,852 



3,316 

2,389 

151 

25 

47 

5,928 



2,918 

469 

181 

74 

58 

3,700 



3,734 

2,009 

439 

59 

6,241 



4,261 
45 
32 
66 

4,404 



1835. — December 14. 

Samuel T. Armstrong . 3,039 

John W. James .... 1,185 

William Foster .... 126 

Scattering 143 

Total 4,493 

1836. — December 12. 

Samuel A. Eliot . . . 3,238 

John W. James .... 1,667 

Henry Williams ... 667 

Joseph P. Bradlee ... 84 

Scattering 27 

Total . . . . . . 5,683 



1837. — December 11. 



Samuel A. Eliot . 
Amasa Walker . 
Theodore Lyman, 
Caleb Eddy . . 
Thomas C. Amory 
Scattering . . 



Jr 



Total 



3,476 

1,127 

1,158 

83 

62 

347 

6,253 



1838. — December 10. 

Samuel A. Eliot . . . 3,766 

Caleb Eddy . . . •. . 2,341 

Theodore Lyman, Jr. . . 117 

Scattering 62 



Total 



6,286 



1839. — December 9. 

Jonathan Chapman . . 4,352 

Bradford Sumner . . . 3,047 

Scattering 70 

Total 7,469 

1840. — December 1 4. 

Jonathan Chapman . . 5,224 

Charles G. Greene . . . 2,606 

Scattering 23 

Total 7,853 



ELECTIONS 


OF MAYOR. 


213 


1841. — December 13. 


1844. - December 30. > 


Jonathan Chapman 


4,698 


Thomas A. Davis . 


4,031 


Nathaniel Greene . . 


3,545 


Thomas Wetmore . 


3,456 


Charles Leighton . . 


573 


Charles G. Greene . . 


2,419 


Francis Jackson . . 


148 


James M. Whiton . . 


74 


Scattering .... 


70 
9,034 


Scattering . . . 
Total 


93 


Total 


. 10,073 


1842. — December 12. 

Martin Brimmer . . . 5,084 
Bradford Sumner . . . 2,340 


1845. — Januan 

Thomas A. Davis . . 
Samuel A. Eliot . . 
Charles G. Greene . . 
James M. Whiton . . 
Scattering .... 


r 13.1 

3,993 

3,712 

2,056 

43 




8,219 


20 








9,824 


1843. —December 11. 






Martin Brimmer . . 


4,874 


1845. —January 20. 1 


George Savage . . . 


2,237 


Thomas A. Davis . . 


4,289 


J. M. Whiton . . . 


124 


Peter T. Homer . . 


1,855 




59 


WiHiara T. Eustis . . 


1,503 







W r illiam Pai'ker . . 


1,499 


Total ..... 


7,294 


James M. Whiton . . 


30 




r 9.i 

4,457 


Scattering .... 


69 


1844. — Decembe 

Josiah Quincy, Jr. 




Thomas A. Davis . . 
A. W. Thaxter, Jr. . 
James M. Whiton . . 

Scattering .... 


4,017 

2,115 

179 

50 


1845. — January 

Thomas A. Davis . . 

Peter T. Homer . . 


30.i 

4.436 

1,513 


Total ..... 


. 10,818 


37 








9,837 


1844. — December 


23.i 






Thomas A. Davis . . 


3,907 


1845. — Februar 


y 12. 1 


Thomas Wetmore . . 


3,767 


Thomas A. Davis . . 


4,343 


Charles G. Greene . . 


2,282 


William Parker . . . 


3,341 


James M. Whiton . . 


46 


Peter T. Homer . . 


1,430 


Scattering .... 


43 


Total 


16 


Total 


, 10,045 


9,130 




iNocl 


loice. 





214 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



1845. — February 21. 



Thomas A. Davis 

William Parker . 

Scattering . . 



4,865 

4,366 

322 



Total 9,553 



1845. — December 8. 

Josiah Quincy, Jr. . . . 

William S. Damrell . . 

John T. Heard .... 

Scattering 



5,333 
1,647 
1,354 

97 



Total 8,431 



1846. — December 14. 

Josiah Quincy, Jr. 
Charles B. Goodrich . 
Ninian C. Betton . . 
Scattering: .... 



3,846 

1,319 

735 

52 



Total 5,952 



1847. — December 13. 

Josiah Quincy, Jr. . 
Charles B. Goodrich 
William Parker . . 
Ninian C. Betton . 
Scattering 1 . . . 



Total 



4,756 

1,657 

1,547 

866 

70 

8,896 



1848. — December 11. 

John P. Bigelow . . . 5,150 

John W. James . . . 1,143 

Bradford Sumner . . . 929 

J. V. C. Smith .... 417 

Edward Brooks .... 132 

Scattering 29 

Total 7,800 



1849. — December 10. 

John P. Bigelow . . . 4,543 

Joseph Hall 705 

Bi*adford Sumner . . . 349 

Scattering 34 

Total 5,631 

1850. —December 9. 

John P. Bigelow . . . 5,473 

Charles Amory .... 1,169 

Charles B. Goodrich . . 1,094 

Benjamin B. Massey . . 822 

Scattering 68 

Total 8,626 

1851. —December 8. 1 

John H. Wilkins . . . 4,423 

J. V. C. Smith .... 2,672 

Adam W. Thaxter, Jr. . 2,150 

George F. Williams . . 475* 

Scattering 81 

Total 9,801 



1851. — December IT. 1 

Benjamin Seaver . 
J. V. C. Smith . . 
Adam W. Thaxter, Jr. 
George F. Williams 
Henry B. Rogers . 
Scattering . . . 

Total .... 



185 1 . — December 24. 

Benjamin Seaver . . 
J. V. C. Smith . . . 
Adam W. Thaxter, Jr. 
Henry B. Rogers . . 
Scattering; .... 



Total 



3,970 

2,680 

1,290 

244 

158 

50 

8,392 

3,990 

2,736 

1,024 

188 

38 

7,976 



x No choice. 



ELECTIONS OF MAYOR. 



215 



1852. — December 13. 

Benjamin Seaver . . . 6,018 

J. V. C. Smith .... 5,02 L 

Joseph Smith .... 890 

Scattering 34 



Total 11,972 

1853. — December 12. 1 

Benjamin Seaver . . . 5,651 

Jacob Sleeper .... 2,097 

J. V. C. Smith .... 4,690 

Frederick H. Allen . . 596 

Scattering 66 



Total 



13,100 



1853. — December 26. 1 

John P. Bigelow . . . 4,489 

J. V. C. Smith .... 6,077 

Jacob Sleeper .... 775 

Aaron Hobart .... 748 

Scattering .... 79 

Total 12,168 



1854. — January 9. 

Jerome V. C. Smith 
John H. Wilkins . 
James Whiting . . 
Aaron Hobart . . 
Scattering: . . . 



6,840 

3,171 

1,730 

282 

65 



Total 12,088 

1854. — December 11. 

Jerome V. C. Smith . . 6,429 

George B. Upton . . . 4,405 

Isaac Adams 703 

Scattering 42 

Total 11,579 



1855. — December 10. 



Alexander II. Rice . . . 


7,401 


Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . 


5,390 


J. V. C. Smith . . . . 


39 




20 



Total 12,850 



1856. — December 8. 

Alexander H. Rice 
Jonathan Preston . . 
Scattering .... 



8,714 

2,025 

30 



Total 10,769 

1857. — December 14. 

Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr., 8,110 

Charles B. Hall .... 4,193 

Scattering- 20 



Total .... 




12,323 


1858. — December 13 


Frederic W. Lincoln, 


Jr., 


6,298 


Moses Kimball . . 




4,449 


Jul ins A. Palmer . 


. . 


1,007 


J. V. C. Smith . . 


. . 


183 






24 



Total 11,961 

1859. —December 12. 

Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr., 5,932 

Joseph M. Wightman . 4,208 

Julius A. Palmer . . . 628 

Scattering; 2 .... 653 



Total 11,421 

1860. — December 10. 

Joseph M. Wightman . 8,834 

Moses Kimball .... 5,674 

Scattering- Ill 



Total 14,619 



1 No choice. 



2 Mostly mis-spelled names of the leading candidates. 



216 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



1861. — December 9. 

Joseph M. Wightrnan . 6,765 

Edward S. Tobey . . . 5,795 

Scattering 5 



Total 12,565 

1862. — December 8. 

Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,352 

Joseph M. Wightman . 5,287 

Scattering 22 

Total 11,661 

1863. —December 14. 

Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,206 

Thomas P. Rich . . . 2,142 

Samuel R. Spinney . . 613 

Scattering 10 

Total 8,971 



1864. — December 12. 

Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr., 

Thomas C. Armory, Jr., 

Scattering 



Total 



1865. — December 11. 

Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr., 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . 

Scattering 1 .... 

Total 



6,877 

2,732 

21 

8,630 



4,520 
3,690 
1,292 

9,502 



1866. — December 10. 

Otis Norcross .... 5,662 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . 4,755 

Scattering 33 



Total 10,450 Total 



1867. — December 9. 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . 8,383 



Otis Norcross 
Scattering . 



7,867 
18 



Total 16,268 

1868. — December 14. 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . 10,005 



Moses Kimball 
Isaac N. May 
Scattering . 



9,156 

143 

22 



Total 19,326 



1869. - 


- December 13. 


Nathaniel B. 


Shurtleff 


13,054 


George P. Baldwin 


4,790 


George H. Johnston . 


338 


Nathaniel E. 


Chase . 


206 


Scattering 




50 



Total 18,448 



1870. — December 12. 


William Gaston . . . 


10,836 


George O. Carpenter . 


7,836 


Alonzo A. Knights 


58 


Henry D. Gushing . . 


30 


Scattering .... 


39 


Total 


18,799 



1871. —December 11. 



William Gaston 
Newton Talbot 
Scattering . . 



9,838 

6,231 

9 

16,078 



1 Mostly mis-spelled names of the leading candidates. 



ELECTIONS OF MAYOR. 



217 



1872. — December 10. 

Henry L. Tierce . . . 8,877 

William Gaston .... 8,798 

Scattering 41 

Total 17,716 

1873. — December 9. 

Samuel C. Cobb . . . 19,187 

Henry D. dishing ... 572 

Scattering 22 

Total 19,781 



1871. —December 15. 

Samuel C. Cobb . . . 17,874 

Francis B. Hayes . . . 83o 

Scattering: 24 



Total 



is, 7:;;i 



1875. — December 14. 

Samuel C. Cobb . . 

Halsey J. Boardman . 

Scattering .... 



14,932 

12,178 

14 



Total 27,124 



CONTENTS. 



PAGE 
A 

AccountP, County, Committee on . . . 97 

Acting Mayor 33 

Administration of affairs 8 

Aid, Committee on State 97 

payment of 146 

Aldermanic Districts 15 

Aldermen, election of 16 

vacancy 18 

powers and duties 21 

to be surveyois of high- 
ways 21, 26, 49 

salary 21 

time of meetings 92 

Committee on 103 

rules 71 

names and residences 91 

committees of 97 

contested elections 175 

Chairman 20,176 

clerk of board 20 

Almshouses . 144 

A mendm ent of City Charter 48 

Ancient Records Department 110 

Committee on 98 

Annexations, dates of 6 

Appointments, confirmation of 48 

Appropriations 24 

Committee on 98 

Area of city 186 

Arboretum, Arnold 134 

Architect Department 110 

Committee on 98 

Armories, Committee on 97 

Art commission 110 

Assessing Department Ill 

Committee on 98 

Assessment districts 112 

A ssessors, appointment of 24 

Auditing Department 115 

Committee on 98 

County 116 

Austin Farm, Lunatic Hospital at . . 145 

B 

Badges, special committee of Com- 
mon Council on . . .". 105 

Baggage, Unclaimed, Committee on. 97 

Ballast, Inspection of vessels and .... 157 

Committee on 101 

Bark, etc., Measurers of 157 

Bath-houses 125 

Beef, Weighers of 155 

Births, registry of 145 

Bituminous coal, Committee on .... 102 

Board of Health 124 

Board of Police, act establishing. ... 54 

Board of Survey 153 

Boilers, etc. , Weighers of 155 

Bonds, Committee on 97 

Boston, sketch of its history. 6 

area 186 

debt 187 

population, from 1638. ... 189 



PAGE 

Boston Water Board 1 54 

Boylston Fund, trustees 146 

Bridge Division 148 

Committee on 97 

Bridges 148 

to East Boston, Committee 

on 102 

Brighton, date of annexation, etc. ... 6 

municipal court 169 

Building- limits 128 

Buildings, Department for Inspec- 
tion of 43, 128 

Committee on 99 

Buildings, Public 139 

Committee on 100 

Superintendent of 139 

County, Committee on.... 97 

Bundled Hay, Inspectors of 157 

By-Laws 23 

C 

Cambridge, new bridge to 151 

Carriage "licenses, Inspector of 135 

Celebration, 17th June, Committee. . 104 

4th July, Committee ... 102 

Labor day, Committee, 103 

Memorial Day, Committee 103 

Cemeteries under Health Department, 125 

Cemetery, Mount Hope 133 

Committee on 100 

Census of population 190 

Chancery, Masters in 165 

Charcoal baskets, seizers of 146 

Charlesbank 134 

extension of sea-wall, stat- 
ute 66 

Charlestown, date of annexation, etc., 6 

municipal court 169 

City Architect HO 

City Auditor 116 

City Charter .... 7 

accepted 6 

amendments....... 48 

City Clerk Department 20, 116 

Committee 98 

City Collector 117 

City Council, election of 15, 17 

organization 19 

powers of 22 

members ineligible to other 

offices 27 

Committees 98 

Joint Rules and Orders ... 83 

present members 91 

City Courts, Justices of 170 

City Debt, amount of 187 

City Engineer 117 

City Hall Extension, Committee on, 102 

City Hall Library , 117 

City Hospital, Trustees 45, 127 

staff 127 

Committee 99 

City Messenger Department 117 

Committee on 98 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



City Officers, appointment of 29, 48, 106 

terras of service 61, 106 

removal of 48 

City Physician 124 

City Prison, officers 136 

City Registrar . 145 

City Seal 70 

City Solicitor 130 

City Surveyor 153 

City Treasurer 154 

Claims, Committee on 98 

Clerk, City 20, 116 

Clerk of Committees Department. . . 117 

Committee on 98 

Coal Weighers 155 

Bituminous, Committee on, 102 

Cochituate Water-Works 154 

Collecting Department 117 

Committee on 98 

Committees, Clerk of 117 

joint standing 98 

joint special 102 

of Board of Aldermen ... . 97 

of Common Council 105 

Common, etc., not to he sold or leased, 25 

and public grounds 

Common Council, election of 139 

vacancies 18 

sittings to he puhlic 22 

President of 22, 75, 180 

Clerkof 22,95 

organization 22 

quorum of 22 

powers 22 

members.. 92 

Rules and Orders of 75 

time of meetings 75 

Committees of. 76, 105 

how appointed 75 

contested elections 181 

Conference Committees 87 

Confirmation of Mayor's appoint- 
ments 72 

Consolidation of Departments, Com- 
mittee 102 

Constables 137 

Contingent Expenses, Committee on, 99, 105 

Contracts 62 

Conveyancers, City 130 

Corporators 7 

Corporate powers 8, 22 

Corporation Counsel 130 

Correction, House of 144 

County Accounts, Committee on... 97 

Auditor 115 

Treasurer 154 

Buildings, Committee on... 97 

Commissioners, powers of. . 21, 49 

Officers 165 

debt 187 

Courts, Officers of 165 

Court House, new, Committee on.. 97 

Commissioners 171 

Crossings, Railroad, grade, Commit- 
tee on, Charlestown.... 104 

O.C. R.R 103 

East Boston 102 

South Boston 104 

Causeway and Travers sts. 103 

Cullers of Hoops and Staves 157 

D 

Deaths, Registry of 145 

Debt, City and County 187 

limitation of 53,65 

Deeds, Register of 167 



PAGE 

Departments, Committee on consoli- 
dation of 102 

Detention, House of 136 

District Attorney 166 

Dorchester, date of annexation, etc . . 6 

municipal court 170 

Drainage, Main 152 

Drawbridges, closing of, Committee 

on 102 

Durginville, Committee on improve- 
ment of 103 

E 

East Boston District Court «. 168 

Ferries H8 

purchase of 118 

tolls 118 

special committee on 104 
bridge, Committee on .... 102 
grade crossings, Commit- 
tee on 102 

Election, date of 8 

Mayor 9, 13 

School Committee 34 

Aldermen 16 

Councilraen 17 

Elections, Committee on 105 

Electric Wires, Inspection of 123 

Committee 97 

Engineering Department 117 

Committee on 99 

Engines, Committee on furnaces and, 97 

Engines and officers 121 

Estimates, Annual 50 

Executive Departments 106 

powers 49 

Expenditures, actual, 1875-91 187 

F 

Faneuil Hall, Committee on 97 

not to he sold or leased ... 25 

market..., 132 

Fence Viewers 156 

Ferry Department 118 

Committee on 99 

Field Drivers 156 

Finance, Committee on 99 

Fire-alarm telegraph 123 

Fire Department 118 

Committee on 99 

Districts 119 

apparatus 120 

Marshal 47,124 

pensions to disabled mem- 
bers 68 

Fortifications, Harbor, Committee 

on 103 

Forum, South Bay, Committee on . . 104 

Fountains 143 

Fourth of July, Committee on cele- 
bration of 102 

Franklin Park 134 

Funeral Undertakers 126 

Furnaces, Committee on 97 

G 

General meetings 9,39 

Government, City of Boston 8 

present members 91 

Governor, votes for 192 

Grade crossings, Committee on, 

Charlestown 104 

O. C. R.R., Prov. Div 103 

East Boston 102 

South Boston 104 

Causeway and Travel's sts., 103 



CONTENTS. 



221 



PAGE 

Grain, Measurers of 156 

Grounds, Department of Public 139 

Committee on 100 

Superintendent 140 

n 

Harbor Master 136 

Islands 136, 186 

fortifications, Committee 

on 103 

Harvard Bridge 151 

Harvard Street, Committee on 103 

Hay, Inspectors and weighers 157 

Hay Scales, Superintendents 157 

Health Department 124 

Committee on ... . 99 

Highways, Surveyors of 21, 49 

Holidays, Schools 163 

Homes for Paupers 144 

Hoops and Staves, Cullers 157 

Hospital Department 127 

Committee on 99 

Hospital, Lunatic 145 

House of Correction 144 

Detention 136 

Reformation 143 

Industry 143 

Houses, number of 189 

I 

Improved Sewerage 152 

Industry, House of. 143 

Insane hospital 145 

Insolvency, Commissioners 166 

Inspection of Buildings 128 

Inspection of Prisons, Committee on, 97 

Inspectors of Elections 158 

of Hay and Straw 157 

of Vessels and Ballast 157 

of Petroleum, etc 157 

of Lime 157 

of Charcoal-baskets 147 

of Provisions 129 

of Milk and Vinegar 129 

of Wires 123 

Institutions, Public 143 

Commissioners of. 144 

Committee on 100 

Islands in City limits 136, 186 

J 

Jailer 166 

Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Corpora- 
tion 57 

Joint Rules and Orders 83 

Committee on 103 

Joint Standing Committees 83, 99 

Joint Special Committees 86, 102 

Judiciary Committee 76, 105 

Justices, Police and Municipal Courts, 170 

L 

Labor Day, Committee 103 

Lamp Department 329 

Committee on 99 

Lamps, Committee on 97 

Land, area of 186, 189 

Vacant 189 

Lands, Public, Committee on 100 

Law Department 130 

Committee on 100 

Laying out streets Department 147 

Committee on 101 

Leather, upper, Measurers of 157 



PAGE 

Legislative matters, Committee 99 

Library Department 130 

Committee on 99 

Central and branches 131 

new building 130 

City 1 1. ill reference 117 

Licenses, Committee on 97 

Lime, 1 nspector of 157 

Loans, how authorized 63, 64, 65 

Lunatic Hospital 145 

M 

Main Drainage 152 

Marble, etc., Surveyors of 157 

Marcella-street Home 144 

Marine Park . ... 134 

Market Department 132 

Committee on 100 

Markets, Committee on 97 

Marriages, etc., liegistry of 145 

Marshal, Fire 124 

Masters in Chancery 165 

Mayor 91, 174 

election of 13 

salary 28 

powers and duties 28 

veto power 30 

appointments by 29, 48 

*' acting mayor" 33 

votes for 193, 211 

committee on address of . . 103 

terms of service 174 

Measurers of Wood, Bark, etc 157 

of Grain 156 

of Upper Leather 157 

Measures, Department of Weights 

and 146 

Committee on 101 

Medical Districts 167 

Examiners 167 

Meetings, days of, Aldermen 92 

Common Council 75 

of citizens 9, 39 

Members of City Council 91 

Messenger, City 117 

Military affairs, Committee on 97 

Milk and Vinegar, inspection of.... 129 

Committee on... 100 

Monuments 143 

Morgue 125 

Mount Hope Cemetery 133 

Committee on loo 

Municipal year 9 

election 9 

courts 167 

Register, history of 5 

Mystic Water Works 155 

N 
Nautical Training School, Committee 

on 103 

Neglected Children, Home for 144 

New Court House, Commissioners. . 46, 171 

Committee on . . . 97 

O 

Office, term of 61, 106 

Officers of the City 61, 106 

Old South Association, managers . . . 139 

Orators of Boston 172 

Orchard Park, Committee on 104 

Order of business 73, 77 

Ordinances 23, 30 

Committee on 100 



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PAGE 

Organization of City Government .. 19 

School Committee 34 

Overseers of the Poor 33, 146 

P 

Park Department 133 

Committee on . 100 

Commissioners 44,133 

Parks, area 134 

Paving Division 151 

Committee on 97 

Pensions, police 59 

firemen 68 

Petroleum Inspectors 158 

Physician, City 124 

Port 124 

Police, Board of, act establishing. . 54 

Police Department 134 

Committee on 100 

Board of 134 

executive staff 135 

stations 135 

Mayor to assume control.. 29 

reserve force, statute 58 

pensions, statute 59 

Polls and votes 191 

Poor, Department for Overseeing.. . 145 

Committee on 101 

Population from 1635 190 

Port Physician 124 

Pound-keepers 106 

Precinct officers 158 

President, votes for 206 

Presidents of Common Council 180 

Printing Department 139 

Printing, Committee on 100 

Prison Point Bridge Commissioner. . 150 

Prison, City, officers of 136 

Prisons, Inspection of, Committee.. 97 

Probate Court 166 

Probation officers 170 

Provisions, Inspection of. 129 

Committee on 101 

Public Buildings, Department of . . . . 43, 139 

Committee on 100 

Public grounds and squares ........ 139 

Committee on 100 

Public Institutions 143 

Commissioners of 42,144 

Committee on 1 00 

Public Lands, Committee on 100 

Public Library, Committee on 99 

Trustees 43, 131 

branches 132 

new building 130 

Q 

Quarantine grounds 125 

Quorum, Board of A ldermen ....... 21 

Common Council 22 

School Committee 34 

R 

Railroads, Committee on 97 

grade crossing, O.C. R.R. 103 

Oharlestown 104 

grade, East Boston 102 

grade, South Boston 104 

grade, Causeway and 

Travers sts 103 

Rapid Transit Commission 153 

Record Commissioners 110 

Reformation, House of 143 



Register of Deeds 167 

Registrar, City 145 

Registrar, Water 155 

Registrars of Voters 36, 145 

Registration and votes 192 

Registry Department 145 

Committee on 101 

Registry of Births, etc 145 

Relief of the Poor, Department for, 145 

Committee on 101 

Reserved Fund, expenditures from. . 8S 

Roxbury, date of annexation, etc.... 6 . 

municipal court 168 

Rules and Orders, Joint 83 

Committee on .. 103 

of Board of Aldermen.... 71 

Committee on . . 97 

of Common Council 75 

Committee on... 105 

S 

Salaries, Committee on 104 

Salary, of Mayor 28 

of Aldermen 21 

Salary of city om cers 106 

Sanitary Division 151 

Committee on 97, 105 

Scales, City 157 

School Committee 34, 159 

election 34 

powers and duties 34 

Mayor to approve certain 

orders of 35 

officers 159 

standing committees 160 

superintendent ltil 

supervisors, etc 162 

Vacations and holidays . . . 163 

teachers and pupils 164 

vacancies 34 

truant officers 138, 163 

School, Nautical Training, Commit- 
tee on 103 

Schools and School-houses, Com- 
mittee 101 

Seal, City of Boston 70 

Sealers of Weights and Measures.. 146 
Seventeenth of June, Committee on 

celebration of 104 

Sewerage, Improved 152 

Sewer .Division 151 

Committee on 97 

Sewers aad Streets, Committee on. . 97 

Sheriff and Deputies 166 

Sidewalks, Committee on 104 

Sinking-Funds Department 147 

Signal service, police 136 

Solicitor, City 130 

South Boston Municipal Court 168 

South Bay Forum, Committee on. . . 104 

Squares and Grounds, Public 140 

Standing Committees, Joint 83, 98 

Chairman of 86 

of Aldermen 73, 97 

of Common Council ...... 76,105 

State Aid, Committee on 97 

payment of 146 

Statues and monuments 143 

to Grant, etc., special com- 
mittee 104 

to Warren, special Com- 
mittee 105 

Staves and Hoops, Cullers 157 

Steam-Engines, Committee on 97 

Stenographer, official 97 



CONTENTS. 



223 



PAGE 

Stony Brook, special committee .... 104 

Stores, number of 189 

Street-Cleaning Division 152 

Committee on 97 

Street Commissioners 42, 147 

Street Department 147 

Committee on 101 

Superintendent 148 

Streets and Sewers, Committee on. . 97 

Streets, Department of Laying out. . 147 

Committee on 101 

use of, Committee 104 

Superior Court officers 195 

Supervisors of schools 162 

Supreme Court, clerks 165 

Survey, Board of 153 

Surveyors of Highways 21, 26, 49 

of Marble, Freestone, etc... 157 

Surveying Department 153 

Committee on 101 

T 

Taxation, amount of 188 

Taxes, assessment of 24 

Board of Assessors of Ill 

Teachers and pupils of public 

schools 164 

Tellers 105 

Tolls on ferries 118 

Training School, Nautical, Commit- 
tee on 103 

Transfer, from borrowed funds ... 65 

Treasury Department 154 

Committee on 101 

TruantOfficers 138, 163 

U 

Unclaimed Baggage, Committee on 97 

Undertakers 126 

Upper Leather, Measurers of ...... 157 

V 

Vacations, Schools 163 

Valuation of City 188 

Veto power 30 

on orders of Board of Al- 
dermen 30 



l'AOE 

Veto power, continued. 

on items of appropriation, 31 
on orders of School Com- 
mittee 35 

Vessels and Ballast, Inspection of .. 167 

Committee on. .. 101 

Vinegar, Inspection of Milk and.... 129 

Committee on 1UU 

Voters, female 2u9 

and population 191 

qualification of 35 

registration of 3C, 145 

Committee on .... 101 

Votes, for President 2u6 

for Governor 192 

for Mayor 198, 211 

Voting precincts 158 

W 

Wagons, etc., Inspector of 135 

Wardens 158 

Ward-rooms 158 

Wards, division of 15, 158 

division into precincts 158 

Warren Statue, Comuimittee on ... . 105 

Water Board . 45, 154 

Water-Supply Department 154 

Committee on 102 

Water-Income Department 155 

Committee on 102 

Water Registrar 155 

Wayfarers' Lodge 146 

Weighers of coal 155 

of beef 155 

of boilers, etc. 155 

City scales 157 

Weights and Measures, Department 

of 146 

Committee on 101 

West Roxbury, date of annexation, 

etc 6 

municipal court 169 

Wires, Electric, Committee 97 

Inspection of 123 

Women Voters 209 

Woodlsland Park 134 

Wood and Bark, Measurers Ie7 

Wooden buildings 128 



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