c- O CITY OF DOVER, ANNUAL REPORT OF THE f^RECEiPTSr^"EXPENDiTURES,-l l RECEIPTS OF DEPARTMENTS ETC., ETC., FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR, 188O DOVER, N. H. : DOVER ENQUIRER PRINTING ESTABLISHMKX l l88|. bubraky CITY OF DOVER. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ? -RECEIPTS, % EXPENDITURES^ RECEIPTS OF DEPARTMENTS, ETC., ETC., FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 1880. DOVER, N. H. : DOVER ENQUIRER PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT lS8l. H 352,07 D-/43 MAYOR GUPPEY'S VALEDICTORY ADDRESS. Gentlemen of the City Councils of the City of Dover : — Usage requires a retiring city government to briefly review its work. During the last two years our country has been abundantly blessed, and Dover has so shared in the improved condition of business and the general feeling of confidence, that capital and labor are fully employed. Indeed, the affairs of the city during our term of management, have steadily im- proved. The results of our first year have been published and accepted by the people ; of the second, it can be safely assert- ed that the same care, forethought and economy have been practiced as in the preceding. The schools have increased in number, and we believe in usefulness ; causing a larger expenditure for support and furniture. No reason exists why our people should not be proud of their schools. The roads, streets and walks, are in excellent condition. The substantial and permanent improvements, time and ex- pense considered, have not been inconsiderable, and are of solid worth. The Superintendent of Streets has been faithful and impartial. The Eliot Bridge Road and Fresh Creek Bridge have been built at an expense of $5,673. The widen- ing and straightening of the Upper Factory road cost $879. It must be generally known that the Fire Department has not increased in proportion to our gain in numbers of build- ings. This increase of property liable to burn, demanded an increase of material for its protection. Therefore 2000 feet of hose have been purchased at one dollar per foot, and less old hose in part payment for $1,912. We have paid the Cocheco Aqueduct Association for con- necting water mains with reservoirs, $784. These several sums, viz : Eliot Bridge road and Fresh Creek Bridge, £5,673 Fire Hose, 1*912 Water Mains, 784 Upper Factory Road, 879 Amounting to $9,248 representing expenditures not provided for by taxation. Of the Portsmouth and Dover Railroad stock, the City owns 2580 shares. At the beginning of our term, this stock was worth from sixty to seventy dollars per share. To-day it sells for $105. This gain for the city is the result of a suc- cessful suit that gives to this property a permanent value. 1 am of the opinion that this stock should be used for redeem- ing our bonded debt, and for no other purpose. Three reservoirs have been connected with water mains by larger pipe ; one at intersection of Broadway and Franklin, one at intersection of Sixth and Franklin streets, and one at foot of Garrison Hill. Three similar connections ought to be made, one each on Grove, Chestnut and New York streets. This accomplished, the North side of the river will have a sufficient supply of water for all purposes. The Cocheco Aqueduct Association has control of, and can draw from Wil- land's pond all the water it will furnish, and with the Dover Landing Aqueduct Co. can provide for at least 10.000 inhab- itants. Barbadoes pond can be made available in the same way, and for a suitable outlay will give an equal amount of water for the South side of the river. Meaning hereby that the two ponds for a few thousand dollars, properly expended on the South side, will supply 20,000 people with water suffi- cient for all purposes, and seven-eights being pure spring water. The aqueducts have never asked compensation for reservoir supplies. The City of Dover seems to be largely exempt from all epidemic and contagious diseases ; caused partly by the uneven land on which it is located, but more by the purity and whole- someness of the spring water furnished by our aqueducts, for family use. The various city officials have performed their duties faith- fully, efficiently, and I believe to the satisfaction of all. To all I am indebted, and to a few with whom I have been brought into intimate relations, I say good bye with much feeling, and to all, with an earnest wish for their present and future happiness. Mayor Murphy's Inaugural (rfntlenien of the City Councils: — It becomes my duty as Mayor, under the provisions of the City charter, to communicate to you from time to time such information, and recommend such measures as in my opinion may tend to the improvement of the finances, public health, security, comfort and general prosperity of the city. To us is intrusted the management of municipal affairs, and we are called upon to exercise care and judgment m the expenditures made, and in all matters pertaining to the interests of the peo- ple. In the general prosperity of the country, Dover is enjoying a generous share, and we may reasonably expect by the exer- cise of tact and judgment, to aid in its further advancement. I am confident all of us have this end in view, and I trust we shall be able to discharge our duties in such fashion that our administration of its affairs will be alike creditable to the city and to ourselves. WATER. Without doubt one of the most important matters to come before us is the question of water supply. That the present supply of water is inadequate to our needs is beyond question. I deem it most fortunate that the people have spoken with no uncertain voice on this subject at the late election. The mat- ter was fully discussed in advance and well understood, and the vote indicated a popular sentiment in favor of placing the city on a better footing in this respect, and that as soon as possible. There is evidently a strong feeling of dissatisfaction with the facilities at our disposal, and a desire in some way to secure a permanent supply of water for fire and domestic pur- poses. My own knowledge and personal investigation on the subject concur in the general judgment, and I am persuaded that to promote the health, growth and general prosperity of the city, some action should be taken at once to afford our citizens such a supply of water as will insure their protection in case of a fire, and in quantities sufficient for all purposes required. This may necessitate the purchase of the rights of the various aqueduct companies now supplying the city, and in that event it would be prudent and feasible to inaugurate a system comprehen- sive enough to meet both our present and prospective wants. I am clearly of the opinion that the entire water interests of the city should be under one management and subject to municip- al control. This view is strongly confirmed by consultation with leading men of other cities where a similar plan has been adopted. In every case the utmost satisfaction is expressed with the results. The first cost would, of course, be considera- ble, but the returns would also be large and by judicious man- agement would in a few years, extinguish any debt that might be incurred in construction, and in keeping the system in op- eration. There is no apparent reason why Dover should not be plac- ed upon as good a basis as other cities of equal population and prospects. Obviously nothing tends more directly to pro- mote a rapid and healthy municipal growth than an abundant supply of good, pure water. The strong interest I feel on this subject must excuse my dwelling upon it at such length. The public sentiment is now ripe for action 011 this important matter, and the enterprise seems to be a feasible one in every point of view. I would therefore earnestly recommend that some action in this direc- tion be taken without delay. Without going closely into details, or indicating any precise plan, I would suggest that the Coun- cil can adopt the charter granted by the Legislature in 1870, buy up or otherwise secure the aqueducts, control all the water from available ponds and springs, and supply every part of the city with good water, placing hydrants and cisterns at such points as our convenience and safety would seem to demand — and all in my judgment at a total outlay which will diminish rather than increase the burdens of our citizens for this great necessity of life. CUT FINANCES. From the retiring Mayor's report it will be seen that the fi- nances of the city are in a sound condition and I would refer you to his statement for more particular information on this subject. STREETS. Our streets have had very careful and efficient management, and so far as I know there are no points, or very few, needing special attention. An unusually large amount of crushed stone has been used during the past year, and the results as to the cost and durability are said to be very satisfactory. This is a very important department and should be managed with great care and with due regard to the growth and im- provement of the city. FIRE DEPARTMENT. It has been the cherished belief of our citizens that no city of equal size in the country supported a fire department supe- rior to our own. But this conviction has been somewhat shak- en during the past year, our principal want seeming to be an -adequate supply of water. There is a constantly growing public interest in the matter, and I respectfully solicit your early attention to the accommodations of the engine houses, the condition of the apparatus, and the facilities for procuring water. POLICE. The police force, as now organized, consists of a chief, an assistant marshal, one day policeman and three night watch- men. It seems to be generally conceded that this branch of government has been efficiently conducted during the year just brought to a close ; peace and good order have been main- tained, the lives and property of our people well protected, and the many delicate and difficult duties devolving on the force creditably discharged. It seems from the Marshal's Re- port that the ordinance against keeping dramshops open on Sunday is too frequently violated. The peace and quiet of the city, to say nothing of higher interests, demand that the city ordinance against keeping such places open on Sundays and after ten o'clock at night, should be rigidly en- forced. If any additional legislation, or any more efficient measures or police force is required to accomplish this object, I should be happy to join with the City Councils in providing them. PAUPER DEPARTMENT. How to relieve the poor in our cities without wounding the self-respect of the good and fostering the vices of the bad, is a serious problem. Actual want must be provided for, but no encouragement should be extended to the indolent or to those disposed to beg when able to work. Great responsibility rests upon the Overseer of the Poor, to see that our charities are dispensed in such a manner as to relieve the deserving poor and not encourage pauperism. SCHOOLS. No expenditure of the people's money yields a richer return IO than that given to the education of their children. You will be called, as usual, to a liberal appropriation in this direction. With the steady increase of our population, a demand has now come for increased school accommodations. The proposition which was before the last city government to arrange for two school rooms in the hall to be erected by the Messrs. Sawyers in the vicinity of their mills, seems to present unusual advantages, and I recommend it to your immediate considera- tion. I would also call attention to the unsightly condition of some of the school yards, and to the poor means of ventilat- ing the school rooms. An extra appropriation in these ways would be conducive to the better health of the children and the reasonable pride of our citizens. CEMETERY. The moral tone and public spirit of a community is most surely and strongly indicated by its care of the public burial places of the dead. It seems appropriate that a reasonable expenditure should be made every year for the improvement and ornamentation of Pine Hill Cemetery ; and I would therefore recommend a liberal appropriation at your hands for this purpose. CITY HALL. The City Hall is in a very poor condition, and needs to be thoroughly renovated and painted, and I would recommend the necessary appropriation for this purpose. CONCLUSION. There are other important matters that will come before you for consideration before the close of the year. I am con- fident that we can perform our duties harmoniously and be able to produce good results. The people have a right to and do demand honesty and sagacity in their public servants, and we must lay aside all individual interests, and discharge our duties faithfully and with impartiality. CITY GOVERNMENT, 1881 MAYOR, CHARLES M. MURPHY. CITY CLERK, J. B. STEVENS, Jr. ALDERMEN, Ward i.— T. BENNETT, CHAS. J. MORRILL. AVard 2.— GEO. E. FOOT, BURNHAM HANSON. Ward 3.— E. H. WHITEHOUSE, E. C. GOODWIN. Ward 4.— H. G. HANSON, H. LANDECKER. Ward 5.— MARTIN FLAHERTY, F. ROGERS. COMMON COULCIL. CHARLES C. DORR President. EZRA H. TWOMBLY, Clerk. Ward 1.— JAMES F. HORNE, ALBERT M. CANNEY, CHARLES O. BAKER. 12 Ward 2.— HENRY PRENDALL, JOHN W. TREFETH- EN, ORRIS W. FARRAR. Ward 3.— F. B. WILLIAMS, TRISTRAM A. YOUNG, GEO. H. PATTERSON. Ward 4.— CHARLES C. DORR, JOHN SCOTT, SAMUEL PRAY. Ward 5.—JOHN HAUGHEY, MARTIN J. CRANNAN, JOHN FRANCIS GORMAN. BOARD OF INSTRUCTION. GEORGE B. SPALDING, Chairman. J. B. STEVENS, Jr., Secretary. Term Expires. C. K. HARTFORD, July 1881 E. C. KINNEAR, O. W. FARRAR, J. R. VARNEY, C. A. TOWNE, W. P. TUTTLE, H. S. BLODGETT, " 1882 MARTIN S. HUTCHINS, T. J. SMITH, GEO. B. SPALDING, J. B. STEVENS, Jr., C. A. TUFTS, CITY COUNCILS COMMITTEES BOARD OF ALDERMAN. Bills on Second Reading, — Aid. Bennett. Enrolled Bills, — Aid. Landecker. Election and Returns, — Aid. Foot, Hanson of Ward Flaherty. COMMON COUNCIL. Election and Returns, — Messrs. Baker, Young and Crannon. Bills on Second Reading, — Messrs. Pray, Farrar and Gor- man. Engrossed Ordinances, — Messrs. Williams, Home and Can- ney. JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. Einance, — Mayor, Aid. Rogers, Messrs. Dorr and Williams, Claims, — Aid. Whitehouse, Messrs. Prendall and Crannaru Schools, — Aid. Morrill, Messrs. Baker and Farrar. *4 Cemetery, — Aid. Hanson of Ward 2, Messrs. Pray and Haughey. Lands and Buildings, — Aid. Flaherty, Messrs. Prendall and Patterson. Streets, Sewers and Drains, — Aid. Hanson of Ward 4, Messrs. Home and Gorman. Lamps and Lamp Posts, — Aid. Landecker, Messrs. Scott and Haughey. Printing, — Aid. Foot, Messrs. Scott and Canney. Bridges, — Aid. Bennett, Messrs. Dorr and Trefethen. Fire Department, — Aid. Goodwin, Messrs. Patterson and Trefethen. City Farm and House of Correction, — Aid. Hanson of Ward 4 Messrs Young and Canney. REPORT — OF — THE CHIEF ENGINEER To his Honor the Mayor, and the City Councils of the City of Dover : — Gentlemen: — As Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, I herewith most respectfully submit my seventh annual report, for the year ending Dec. 31, 1880. The general condition of this department I am most happy to say, is good. We have made some improvements, and still more will be made in the near future. STEAM FIRE GONG. The committee on Fire Department have erected on I. B. Williams & Sons' Belt Factory a steam whistle, or gong, at a small cost, for fire alarm only, which gives good satisfaction. Very few, if any, fail to learn when there is a fire. HOSF. During the year we have purchased 3000 feet of new lead- ing hose ; iooo feet for Sawyer's Woolen Mills, and 2000 feet for Steamer department. STEAMER ENGINE HOUSE. I would recommend that the new City Government, when organized, view these premises. They have caused me much anxiety. In going to fires, we have had but one accident of any account up to this time, it is true. It is a bad place, and especially at this season of the year. I fear we shall realize this at some future time when we shall need our machines most. I feel I should not discharge my duty did I not call your attention to this place. In my candid judgment the city would do well to abandon this place for a more suitable one. In case of accident who shall be accountable ? I leave this for your better judgment. WATER. This is a subject of vast importance to this city. It has al- ready been discussed to considerable extent, and various opin- ions have been expressed as to the best course to pursue. Public opinion seems to be strained up to a high pitch on this very important subject, and our best and wisest men should ponder this great subject well, before this matter is settled. Other cities have made grand mistakes on this all important subject I was authorized by a special vote of your Honorable body, to have all the water connections possible made to the reser- voirs in the city. I have attended to that duty so far as could be consistently done up to this time. Much more can be done in a similar manner early in the spring if your Honora- ble body should think advisable. 1 find nothing more can be done on the south side of the river by way of making connec- tions to reservoirs ; — cause — no water. I would recommend that the water pipe be extended from Capt. Joseph S Abbott's to Washington street. A new reservoir has been completed i7 on the corner of Hough and Maple streets, which promises to give a good supply of water. LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS FOR THE YEAR 1880. Feb, nth — Fire in Oliver Wentworth's shop on Court street ; loss $200 ; insured for $50. Feb. 13th — Fire at Print Works ; loss trifling. March 26th — Fire in Kimball House stable; loss Si 200; covered by insurance. March 27th — Alarm ; Shed on Paine street. April 14th — Fire in John Grimes's house on Angle street ; loss $1500 ; insured for $1200. April 21st — House of Hanson Brothers on Kirkland street ; loss very trifling. May 26th— Alarm; Piatt's Building on Main street. July 1st — Alarm; Piatt's Building on Main street. July 5th — Alarm from the Dump on Chapel street. Aug. 1 st — Houses of Ned O'Hare and Patrick Grimes on Payne street; loss $1800; covered by insurance. Aug. i2 — Alarn ; Winslow Hall's shop on Fourth street. Aug. 27th — Alarm from Print Works. Sept. 1 6th — Fire in George Page's barn on Franklin street, and shop of Beady & Shaw ; loss on barn and shop $1700 ; no insurance on barn ; insurance on shop $500. Oct. 2 1 st — Alarm: Hanson Brother's shop on Kirkland street. Nov. nth — Fire in Ira W. Nute's shop on Fourth street, houses of Joshua Parker, Fred Tibbetts, John Leighton, Ed- ward Morrill, and barn of Miss Hill ; loss on all some $35,000 ; insured for $20,000. Dec. 6th — Alarm ; Jefferson Canney's house on New York street. Dec. 15th — Alarm from Tar Kettle, Factory Yard. LOCATION OF RESERVOIRS. One on Mt. Pleasant Street, One on Portland Street, iS One on Pleasant street, One on St. John street, Locust " Chapel Silver " Franklin Central " Chestnut Hale, " Grove Walnut " N. York Court " Two on Washington St. Broadway, Two at Garrison Hill. Payne street, One on Maple St. There are also places for the engines to take water as fol- lows : — Fourth Street Bridge, near the High-school-house, Cen- tral Street Bridge, at the junction of Waldron and Green Sts., at David L. Drew's pond, on Locust St., near Unitarian Meeting-house there are two water plugs set, two water plugs set on Atkinson St., near the residence of Capt. Joseph S. Ab- bott. schedule of property. Hook & Ladder Co., No. i, house on First street. Car- riage built by B. F. Prebble & Co., in 1868, carrying 7 ladders, 6 hooks, 6 axes, 4 forks, 3 bars, 4 buckets, 4 lanterns, drag rope and chains, 5 spare ladders, and 4 hooks in the house. All in good condition. Dover Steam Fire Engine Co., No. 1, house on Orchard St. Engine built by Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., in 1865 ; 2 steam cylinders, 8 inch diameter, and 12 inch stroke ; 30 feet of suction hose. 1 hose carriage. Machine kept in working order. Cocheco Steam Fire Engine Co., No. 2, house on Orchard Street. Engine built by Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., in 1865; 1 steam cylinder, 10 inch stroke, 8 inch diameter; 1 double acting plunger pump, 4f inch diameter, 10 inch stroke; 24 feet suction hose, 1 hose carriage, 4 pipes, 12 spanners, 10 belts, 5 lanterns, 1 axe, 1 shovel, 18 oil cloth suits, 18 fire hats, *9 i horse and harness, i pair of double harnesses, i blanket. All in good condition. Fountain Steam Fire Engine Co., No. 3, house on Orchard Street. Engine built by Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., in 1875 ; nas tvv0 steam cylinders, each 6 J inch diameter, 8 inch stroke ; 2 double acting plunger pumps, each 4J inch diame- ter, 8 inch stroke ; 28 feet suction hose, 1 hose carriage, 4 pipes, 10 spanners, 10 belts, 5 lanterns, 2 blankets. All in good condition. Tiger Engine No. 2, house on Main Street. Engine built by Hunneman, in 1847 5 5i mcn cylinder, 16 inch stroke ; 26 feet suction hose, 1 hose carriage, 600 feet leading hose, 10 spanners, 5 belts, 1 monkey wrench, 2 axes, 4 lanterns, 4 buck- ets All in good condition. Cataract Engine No. 4, house at Garrison Hill. Engine built by Hunneman, in 1841 ; 5^ inch cylinder, 15 inch stroke ; 26 feet of suction hose, 2 pipes, 2 buckets, 2 axes, 1 hose car- riage, 450 feet of leading hose, belts, lanterns and spanners. Volunteer Company. RECAPITULATION. dumber of Engineers, Members, 4 141 Engines, Feet of Suction Hose, 5 136 Feet of Leading Hose, 10,000 Hook and Ladder Carriages, Hose Carriages, Hooks, 1 6 10 Feet of Ladder, 355 Reservoirs, 22 20 BOARD OF ENGINEERS. Thomas L. Tibbetts, Chief Engineer. Charles P. Shepard, First Assistant and Clerk. Andrew J. Roberts. Second Assistant. Michael Quinlan, Third Assistant. LINCOLN HOOK & LADDER CO., NO. i. Ira A. Butterfield, Foreman, Ralph Martin, Assistant Fore- man, C. H. Hussey, Clerk, T. W. Frye, Steward, A. Butter- field, F. Cosker, King Femald, L. M. Gray, G. F. Garland, W. S. Gray, Geo. M. Gray, C. F. Hammond, C. H. Hall, D. Hammond, John Haley, Geo. H. Jenness, Elmer Jenness. William Pinkham, James Quinn, B. R. Richmond, G. D. Stratton, Charles Stevens, Geo. K. Willand, Frank Walker. Wm. Webster. COCHECO STEAM FIRE ENGINE CO , NO. 2. Isaac K. Merrill, Foreman, Herbert A. Canney, 1st Assist- ant, George A. Swain, 2d Assistant, Wm. L. Watson, Clerk and Treasurer, Thatcher T. White, Engineer, John S. Stack- pole, Fireman, Lorenzo Stevens, Assistant Fireman, Henry Young, Lewis H. Smith, Albert W. Willand, J. F. Swain, Frank Young, George W. Ricker, George E. Leighton, George W. Emerson, James Meserve, Edward H. Brown, Frank Cav- erly. FOUNTAIN STEAM FIRE ENGINE CO., NO. 3. Fenton Howland, Foreman, John Curtin, 1st Assistant, O. Kimball, 2d Assistant, A. A. Pike, Treasurer, W. H. Neal, Clerk, J. McGuire, C. W. Tuttle, P. Laughlin, John Clancy, Geo. W. Smith, Frank Murray, Michael McGuinness, Joseph Teatro, Ed. Butcher, Joseph Farron, W. Hilliard, Charles Tuttle, James Stevens. TIGER ENGINE CO., NO. 2. Eugene Smart, Foreman, James Grimes, 1st Assistant, Dan- 21 iel Cotter, 2d Assistant, C. T. Henderson, Clerk, Jesse White- house, C. L. Chapman, Pat McMann, M. G. Cole, John Lunny, George York, John White, James Sherry, Daniel Ma- hony, G. W. Gray. C. T. Cole, George W. Whitehouse, Mar- tin Flaherty, G. A. Whitehouse, Win. Ham, Moses Moor, Eugene Ricker, Thomas Bunker, C. L. Chapman, Jr., Pat Duffee, George Grant, John McCarty, John McClintock, John Thompson, Pat Murry, Wesly Beck, Philip Brainard, John McCann, Cornelius Mahony, Eugene Davis, Frank Cole. Chas. Hartford, Hugh Hannah, Wm. Cole, Charles Agnew. Peter Hughes. COCHECO HOSE CO., NO. 1. E. E. Roberts, Asa G. Ham, Horatio G. Hanson, William E. Whiteley, Edward E. Littlefield, Thomas Spurlin, William H. Hill, Benjamin T. Berry, Charles H. Brown, J. B. Pink- ham, Jona B. Goodwin, Samuel S. Locke, Geo. H. Flint, Moses C. Lord, Nehemiah Gould, Geo. H. Patterson, E. Freeman Fernald, Dominicus Warren, Michael Mooney, Wil- liam F. Rogers, Richard Grady, Isaac G. Hall, Nathan Shackley, Fred E. Roberts, Daniel P. Jones, Geo. F. Cater, Samuel D. Burley, John H. Blan chard, John Morgan, James W. Hanson, Chas. F. Hall, James Tolrnay, Joseph Rogers, Elbridge Smith, William D. Taylor, Frank Sloper, John S. Clark, Charles B. Hall, Charles Kimball, John Eastman, C. L. Ricker, William F. Milner, Charles F. Spurlin, Geo. H. Pinkham, Natt H. Clarke, John G. Frost, Charles H. Clark, William H. Ham, Orrin R. Clark, Joel Smart, Frank Stone, Oliver J. Clarke, Charles F. Lord, Edgar M. Foss, Stephen B. Jenness, E. E. Clarke, Geo. L. Purington, Geo. Smart, James McRae, Herbert Wentworth. THANKS. His Honor, the Mayor and the City Councils, I believe have tried to do their duty, for this department, as good and faith- ful servants. Messrs. Abbott, Porter and Hussey, constitute the commit- tee on Fire Department. I think they have well paid for the honor conferred upon them as members of our city govern- ment for services rendered. City Marshal, John S. Dame, and the police officers, for the prompt manner in which they have aided this department, thanks are due. May their interest never grow less. Street Commissioner, Samuel F. Hurd, is entitled to much praise from this department for kindness shown, and use of his teams on various occasions by day and by night. I have had occasion frequently to ask favors of Mr. P21ijah E. Roberts, master mechanic in Cocheco Manufacturing Com- pany's shop. I have ever found him courteous and obliging, ready to do any favor. He is entitled to much credit. I hope I may be able at some future time to pay John B. Stevens, Jr., City Clerk, for counsel and assistance in times past. Honor to whom honor is due. To my worthy associates, and the officers and members of the various Fire Companies, for the hard work, and exposure to heat and cold, being subject to accidents of various kinds, and for the small sum paid for services rendered, every good citizen owes a debt of gratitude. In presenting this report, I do it with some degree of satis- faction. No city in New England of the same number of in- habitants has been so fortunate as the city of Dover in regard to destructive fires, as reports will show. I trust and hope that the incoming City (Government will not loose sight of the importance of looking well after the in- terests of this department. It is the first and most important branch of our whole government. In surrendering my trust, I feel confident I shall never lose the interests I have had these many years in Dover's Fire De- partment. Respectfully, THOMAS L. TIBBETTS, Chief Engineer. REPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. To his Honor the Mayor and Board of Aldermeft of the City of Dover: — Gentlemen, — I have the honor to present my first annual report of the operations and condition of the Police Depart- ment for the year ending Dec. 31, 1880 : The department consists of a Marshal, Assistant Marshal, one day police and three night watchmen. The Marshal and one day police are on duty from 7 o'clock a. m. to 10 p. m. The Assistant Marshal and one Night Watchman are on duty from 8 p. m. to 4 o'clock a. m. ; two Night Watchmen are on duty from 10 o'clock p. M. to 6 o'clock A. M. Whole number of arrests during the year, 414. Drunkenness, 209 Assaults, 52 Violation of liquor law, 59 Keeping open Sunday, 6 Keeping open after hours, 10 24 Common drunkard, 9 Disorderly conduct, 7 Disorderly house, 3 Fast driving, 4 Breaking and entering, .' 7 Obstructing officer, 2 Common brawler, 2 Larceny, n Profane language, 2 Brawl and tumult, 7 Forger)-, 1 Fornication, 2 Selling worthless check, 1 Threatening language, 6 Arson, 1 Horse stealing, 2 Obscene language, 2 Receiving money under false pretences, 1 Breaking windows, 2 Aggravated assault, 1 Insane persons, 2 Arrested and sent back to County Farm, 3 Obstructing sidewalks, 1 Total 414 Males, 360 Females, 54 DISPOSITION OF ARRESTS. Paid fines, 106 Owe fines, 16 Committed, 47 Bound over to Supreme Court, 76 Appealed from sentence, 14 Discharged without trial, 54 I Wscharged by Court, 27 25 On Probation, 14 Given time to leave city, 31 Disclosed, 11 Paid in Part, 4 Delivered to out of town officers, 3 Sentence suspended, 6 Gave bonds to keep peace, 4 Sent to State Reform School, 1 Amount of fines and costs collected by Marshal, 81,244.97 By Police Judge, 241.00 By Police Clerk, 262.01 Total, $1,747.98 Owing to the severe illness of County Solicitor Shackford, there are some cases that I have not been able to adjust. During the year there have been fed and lodged at the Police station 197 persons. To be able to keep good order, to guard the lives and prop- erty of our citizens, and to so arrange the few officers I have at my command in such a manner as to do the greatest amount of good, has been my highest ambition. I desire to tender my thanks to his Honor Mayor Guppey, and City Solicitor Wheeler, for the advice andc ounsel render- ed by them, and to all the officers under my command for their willingness to perform all the duties required. Hoping that our exertions have met your approval, and also the approval of those you represent, I submit this, my report for the year ending Dec. 31st, 1880. Respectfully, JOHN S. DAME, City Marshal. 3 3 REPORT — OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON CEMETERY, To the City Councils of the City of Dover: — ( tENtlemen : — The disbursements of this department will be found fully stated in the annual report of receipts and ex- penditures. Lots have been sold as follows : David A. Curry, No. 465I $10.00 J. ¥,. Preslee, « 511 15.00 J. M. Sawyer, " 488, 490, 40.00 Nancy E. Cole, 11 572, 15.00 A. C. Wakeham, " 481, 15.00 Mr. S. H. Jenness, " 564, 15.00 Mrs. Susan Pitman, <• 482, 20.00 John F. Howe, " 465, 15.00 S. S. & O. R. Lock - " 548, 15.00 Ivory Wadleigh, " 5°5, 15.00 Win. S. Seavey, " 463, 20.00 27 Mrs. E. H. Berry, 5 6 7, 20.00 Mrs. M. A. Thomson & D. T. Winslow, " 56i,5 62 > 35-°° C. W. Pickering. 538, 20.00 James Crimshaw, Lot ' 'A." No. r, 3.00 Mrs. Anna Elord, " u u 2? 3.00 Joseph Fowler, No. 574, 15.00 Oliver W. Coleman, " 473, 15.00 Eugene A. Davis, " 5°3, 15.00 Wm. R. & Stephen A. Turtle, 5M, 20.00 Ceo. Brown and C. W. Tuttle, 5 2 9> 53°, 35- co John S. Holt, 535? 15.00 Charles Nelson, one grave, 3.00 $394.00 There are but sixteen lots unsold. More should be laid out. The Hearse house ought to be shingled. The grounds really demand that two men be employed from the middle of May till Fall. The Superintendent reports $170.00 as due for lots from responsible persons. It will be necessary to build about 900 feet of fence and paint the same. But $300 were appropriated for this year ; the amount should be in- creased. DAVID MANOCK, For Committee. Dec. zi. 1SS0. REPORT OF Superintendent of Cemetery. I herewith submit my report for] the year ending Dec. 31, 1880. DEATHS. Under 5 years of age, 17 Over 5 and under 10, 1 " 10 " 15, 1 " 15 " 20, 4 " 2 ° " 3°, J 5 " 3° " 40, 11 " 4o " 50, 8 -" 50 " 6o, 6 " 60 " 70, , 12 " 70 " 80, 12 " 80 " 90, 12 u 90 " 100, 2 " 100 o Whole number 101 29 The oldest person deceased the past year, to my knowledge, was aged 96 years, 10 months and four days. Appropriation for Cemetery for the year 1880 was $300.00 Expenditures, 294.25 Surveyed and laid out 42 New Lots. Received for sale of Lots, 349.00 Lots now ready for sale, 16. Respectfully submitted, JOHN F. SHAPLEIGH, Sup't of Burials. A TABIiE ) Giving a brief description of the School Houses, with their ac- commodations and conditions. C/3 o p j2 Oh SCHOOLS. o o * to Condition. 13 X o x o • - <+-. «*H O i> <U o o ^ 6 6 £ High School, Brick. 2 3 no Good. Sawyer School, iC 2 8 380 " Hurd Street School, a 2 4 210 a School Street School, a 2 4 90 Fair. Locust Street School, u 2 4 210 Good. St. Thomas St. School, Wood. I 2 100 Old and bad Belknap School, Brick. 2 4 180 Good. Washington St. School, a 2 4 210 Dover Point School, Wood. 24 Upper Neck School, it 30 Backriver School, a 30 Tolend School, a 30 Littleworth School, a 24 Knox Marsh School, it 3° Garrison Hill School, Brick. 06 Upper Factory School, Wood. 20 Blackwater School, a 24 Long Hill School, tt 20 REPORT OF THE STREET COMMISSIONER To the Honorable City Councils of the City of Dover: — Gentlemen : — I have the honor to submit herewith my sec- ond annual report of the receipts and expenditures in the Highway Department for the municipal year ending Dec. 31, 1880. The appropriation for repairs of Highways, etc., $13,000 For sidewalks and street crossings, 1,800 For sewers, 2,000 Total net appropriations, $16,800 Last Spring, owing to the amount of frost in the ground our main roads leading out of the city were in places almost im- passable and cost considerable to repair them for the gravel had to be hauled a long distance. This summer we had three heavy showers that washed the streets badly. With these ex- ceptions the weather during the summer was favorable for general repairs, and I expended at that time all I could and have a margin for fall and winter work. 32 In the districts out side of our city the usual expenditures have been made in grading, etc., and the roads generally are in good condition. I take this opportunity to express my thanks to my assistant highway surveyors for being punctual and trustworthy. In the city proper under my own supervision, I have endeavored to so distribute the labor as to keep all the streets in a good and safe condition. The stone crusher has been kept running when practical and the following streets have been Macadamized : Central square, Washington street down over the hill by No. 5 mill, St. Thomas street from Central to Atkinson street, Atkinson from Washington to St. Thomas, Locust from St. Thomas to Silver, Silver from Locust to An- drew Tetherly's house, Pleasant from Summer to Spring, and from T. P. Cressey's house to C. H. Trickey's house, Court street from Tuttle square to reservoir on Court street, Frank- lin square to Chapel street, from Franklin square to St. John Street, Third from Franklin square to the Kimball House. The crusher is in good condition and ready to be started at any time. Some fifty tons of stone are already broken and ready for Spring use. Had the appropriation been sufficient I should have run the crusher more. Amount of crushed stone put en this year is 1009 loads, each load contained two cubic yards and a cubic yard of stone weighs one ton and a third ; so each load having two cubic yards will weigh 5,333 pounds. Having put on 1009 loads the weight is 5,380,999 pounds or 2,690^ tons of stone. The old road from Garrison Hill to Joseph D. Guppey's has been repaired and also the hill over by Guppey's woods. The road from Capt. James Guppey's to McDuffee's gate has been repaired. Clement's Hill has had something done to it. but not so much as ought to be done. This hill is bad to repair for there is no available material near it for the purpose. It has to be hauled from Home's or the City Farm. The following streets have been turnpiked and graded. Ash street from Franklin to George Wentworth's new houses, Mt. 33 Vernon from Hough to the old factory barn ; graded part of the street back of Hurd street school house, Belknap street hill has been cut down. This was quite a job, for the gutter was paved on one side and had to be taken up and moved out of the way, then put back again, and a new stone gutter put on Belknap street from Nelson to St. Thomas street. Stone gut- ters have been put on Washington street from Atkinson to Bel- knap and from Walnut to Fayette street. Third street from Franklin Square to Lowell's block, Locust street from Hale tO' Nelson street, George street from Payne to Federal street, Central Square from Payne street to Mrs. McCarty's block, and one hundred feet put in on Mt. Vernon street. Stone gutters have been repaired in other parts of the city. I have hauled a great many loads of gravel this season and put on the different streets. Sixth street, Franklin, First, Portland, Maple and several others have been repaired. The gravel used this year has been bought of Mr. Elder, Mr. Christie and Mrs. Stevens's bank, Lexington street, Brown's bank, Sawyer's mills, Tasker's bank, Fourth street, and Hurd's bank, Garrison Hill. This was bought to save ex- penses while working in the vicinity of these banks. I have taken a great many loads from the city bank. I have graded a large amount of sidewalks in every part of the city, and they are in as good condition as gravel walks can be. I have put over three hundred loads of coal ashes this year upon the sidewalks. I have graded sidewalks on the following streets : Park, Ash, Mt. Vernon, Sixth, Franklin, Mt. Pleasant, Maple, Hough, Home, and a piece from Manock's house to Wm. F. O'Niel's, and have also graded the sidewalks from the store near Dunn's bridge to the Dunn house beyond Charles Sawyer's house on the hill, and other places have been repaired. PERMANENT SIDEWALKS AND STONE CROSSINGS. There have been purchased and set during the past year 87 S lineal feet of 20 inch flagging ston?. A crossing has been 34 put in from J. F. Seavey & Co.'s to Moulton & Cate's, Frank- lin Square. Another one has been put in from the factory counting room to the curb stone opposite. Another from Smith's drug store to Biddle's crockery's store, Central Square ; one on Washington street from Horton's store to the post-of- fice, one on Central street from Wells Waldron's to the curb stone opposite, and one on Payne street. New brick sidewalks have been put in this year on the fol. lowing streets : Central, Waldron, Washington, Main, Wal- nut, Court, Payne and Hurd. New concrete sidewalks have been made in front of Charles Sawyer's house and lot, in front of C. E. Bacon's and Dr. Pray's house and lot, and I have repaired the concrete side- walk on Third street. We have laid 67,000 new brick on sidewalks this year and taken up and laid over a lot of old ones. SEWERS. vS ewers have been built this season as follows, viz : Green street from Waldron to Washington street, up Wash* ington to the Eastern railroad to connect with the Cushing street sewer, a distance of 699 feet, cement pipe, 16 inch ca- pacity. Pleasant street, from Spring street to C. H. Ttickey's house, 775 feet, cement pipe, 10 inch capacity. Ash street, 150 feet cement pipe, 12 inch capacity; Garrison Hill, 75 feet cement pipe, 1 2 inch capacity. We have laid for culverts and inlets to sewers, 819 feet of cement pipe, 8 and 10 inch capac- ity; sewers on Park street, 342 feet of cement pipe, 10 inch capacity ; 58 feet cement pipe, 14 inch capacity, for house cel- lar, city farm. Total number of feet laid 2,918, and the pipe cost §937-63- BRIDGES. The bridge in District No. 13, near Nathaniel Austin's, and the bridge in District No. 19, (Bellamy bridge so called,) have been newly built. The Dunn bridge has had new stringers 35 and planking. The Whittier bridge has had some new planks. The Washington street bridge sidewalks have been laid over new. This bridge is in a bad condition, and will require early and prompt attention. The following sums have been expended under my super- vision according to the pay rolls and bills approved by me, viz : For general repairs of streets and highways, Si 1,434 33 For permanent sidewalks and stone crossings, J >257 74 For sewers, 1,882 22 For bridges, 934 41 815,508 70 The city teams, in winter, when not engaged in breaking the streets and sidewalks, have been employed in hauling stone to the crusher for spring use. I take this opportunity, before closing my report, to express my thanks to the gentlemen of the committee on streets, and others of the City Government, for their kind co-operation with me in my endeavors to discharge the duties of my office. And here let me say, that I should not do j ustice to myself if I did not speak of his Honor, Mayor Guppey, for the manner in which I have been treated by him. We have been closely connected for the past two years, and there has never been anything to mar or disturb the good feelings between us, and when called upon to go out and look after the interests of the city — and that has been frequent — he has always done it cheer- fully, and his advice has been of great help to me. And while we are about to be separated from the duties that we have so long been engeged in, may the friendship now existing be- tween us never cease until time with us will be no more. Respectfully submitted, SAMUEL F. HURD, Street Commissioner. Schedule of property in charge of the Street Commissioner : Nine horses, two being kept in for fire purposes. Double dump carts, 3 36 Single dump cart, i Breaking sleds, 2 Snow plows, 4 Scraper, 1 Sets double harnesses, 4 Singe dump saddles, 1 Halters, 6 Horse blankets, 8 Sets of lead reins, 2 Pairs of lead chains, 2 Single harnesses, 1 Lead bars, 2 Hay forks 5 Manure forks, 2 Stable brooms, 2 Oil can, 1 Lanterns, 4 Stone rollers, 4 Wheelbarrows, 1 Short-handled shovels, 12 Long-handled shovels, 1 Wood saws, 1 Grindstones, 1 Pigs, ... 2 Mowing machines, 1 Horse rakes, 1 Stone crushers, 1 Engine, and building over it 1 Hand drills, 6 Ice chisels, 1 Meal chests, 1 Tool chests, 1 Monkey wrench, 1 Handsaws, 2 Stone face hammers, 4 Striking hammers, 4 37 Branding iron, i Axes, 2 Mortar hoes, 4 Iron rakes, i Picks, 12 Steel drills, , 12 Crow bars, 8 Plows, I Setting mauls, 1 Tampers, 2 Powder cans, 1 Cart jack, 2 Curry combs, . . . ; 3 Horse brushes, 3 VALUATION AND TAXES, To the City Councils of the City of Dover: — The amount of real and personal estate, with the polls, tax- able in the city of Dover, on the first day of April, 1 880, ac- cording to the valuation of the Assessors, is as follows : Real Estate. Personal Estate. Total Wards . Polls. Value. Value. Valuation. Tax. I. 501 8816,198 §246,424 $1,062,622 816,470 64 2. 727 1,004,796 329,202 i>333>99 8 20,676 97 3- 589 1,310,280 1,289,016 2,599> 2 9 6 40,289 09 4- 710 J^i^o 761,100 2,080,270 32,244 75 5- 377 210,228 82,292 292,520 4,534 06 2,904 §4,660,672 82,708,034 87,368,906 $114,215 51 Dog tax, 8380 00 Whole amount 1880 tax, 8114,595 51 Value of Cocheco Manufacturing Company's real and personal estate, (returned in Ward 3,) $1,229,400 00 Total value real and personal estate, 1879, 87,430,482 00 " " " " 1880, 7,368,706 00 $61,776 00 39 The decrease in valuation is owing to a reduction on value of farms and stock in trade, the last being over $80,000 co. Money at inter est and Bank Wards Stock. Stock in Trade. No. of Horses. 1 No. of Xo. of Neat Cattle. Sheep. Carriages of pleasure I. $109,135 $49,! 75 221 316 159 35 2. 103,480 III,000 2l6 IOI 46 3. 141,563 463,489 I96 I92 32 54 4. 3*9>434 202,850 328 491 52 88 5. 19,99 s I7,73 2 29 9 3 $693,615 $844,246 99O 1,109 243 226 Average value of horses, 880 COWS, sheep, 29 33-100 3 45" IO ° (( u carriages, 102 21-100 Estimated amount due the city on account of uncollected taxes less abatements, and Collec- tor's salary, January 5, 1881, $36,000 00 Respectfully submitted, JAMES H. DAVIS, For the Assessors. 40 FRANKLLV FREEMAN, CITY TREASURER, 1880. Dr. January 1, To Balance from C879, $28,229 84 Taxes, 1880, 83,200 79 " 1879, 26,85000 " 1878, 5,000 00 City Hall rent, 980 30 Town of Madbury, 1817 Eliot Bridge Road, 31 69 Health, 3 00 Rent of Gun house, 112 50 Police costs and fines, 1,244 97 Police Clerk as fees, 262 01 Cemetery, 394 00 Police fees as witnesses, 37 °i Interest on P. & I). R. R. bonds,. 420 00 Highways, 160 35 Police cases in Supreme Court, ... 241 00 Fire Department, 53 33 Licenses, 69 00 Sidewalks, 169 94 Sewers, 300 1 5 R. R. tax, less school proportion, . . 2,378 28 Savings Bank tax, 1 1,558 47 P. & D. Railroad being reimburse- ment of money to coupon int.,.. 6,450 00 Printing and stationery, 3 00 $168,167 80 41 IN ACCOUNT WITH CITY OF DOVER: 1880. Or. January 1, By Highways, $1 1,434 33 Miscellaneous, 2,731 06 Fire Department, 9,267 18 Police, 4,982 5 1 Special, 2,988 49 Salaries, 3,41275 Printing and stationery, 859 27 Bridges, 934 41 Coupon Interest, 11,118 00 Gas lights, 2,741 32 Repairs on School Houses, 1,834 99 Sewers. 1,82222 Evening School. 504 56 Schools, , 21,519 14 Sidewalks, 1,257 74 Notes payable, 9,206 06 Pauper Department, 2,458 92 Interest, 920 00 Board of Prisoners, 96 29 Health, 177 85 County Tax, 20,762 79 City B onds, 500 00 •Cemetery, 294 25 State Tax, 17,660 00 Eliot Bridge Road, 5,673 23 City Hall repairs, 5285 Reservoirs, 2,009 55 Cash balance on hand, 3 0,948 04 8168,167 80 Respectfully submitteed, FRANKLIN FREEMAN, City Treasurer. January 4, 1881. REPORT OF THE JOINT Standing Committee on Finance To the City Councils of the City of Dover: — The undersigned, joint standing committee on Finance of the City Councils of the City of Dover, certify that, in ac- cordance with the provisions of an existing ordinance, we have examined the foregoing accounts of Franklin Freeman, City Treasurer, and find the same to be correctly cast and each payment properly vouched for by a treasury order correspond- ing in amount with the vouchers in the hands of the city clerk. We have also examined the sources from which the income of the past year has been derived, and are satisfied that he has charged himself with the total amounts paid into the City Treasury. Total receipts into treasury, including cash balance of 1879, have been $168,167 So Total expenditures for year, 137,219 76 Balance in treasury, 3°>94S 04 JOSEPH D. GUPPEY, 1 Joint Standing EPH. H. WHITEHOUSE, \ Committee JOHN M. STAPLES. I On Finance. REPORT — OF Committee on Gas Lights; To the City Councils of the City of Dover: — Gentlemen: — The Joint Standing Committee on Gas Lights submit the following report for 1880. There is but lit- tle for your committee to note, there having been no change from 1879 except in the number of posts. The Dover Gas Light Company has carried out the terms of its contract in an acceptable manner. SYNOPSIS OF EXPENDITURES. Dover Gas Light Co., $2 ,443 65 Dover Iron Foundry, 52 oc M D Hill & Co , 163 iS Moulton & Cate, 24 15 Folsom & Roberts, J 5 22 Incidentals, Respectfully ' submitted, 43 12 $2 ,74i 3-" E. H. WHITEHOUSE, Dec. ai. 1880. For Committee, REPORT POLICE JUSTICE, 'To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Dover: — The Justice of the Police Court submits the following re- port : There have been entered on the Police Court civil Docket, 69 cases. There have been 401 arraignments before the Police Court, for the following causes, viz : Drunkenness, 209 .Assaults, 52 Violation of liquor law, 52 Keeping open Sundays, - 6 Keeping open after hours, 10 Common drunkards, 9 Disorderly houses, 3 Fast driving, 4 Disorderly conduct, 7 P>reaking and entering, 7 Obstructing officer, ... 1 45 Common brawlers, 2 • Larceny, 9 Profane language, 2 : Brawl and tumult, 7 Forgery, 1 Fornication, 2 Bastardy, 2 Selling worthless checks, , 1 Threatening language, 6 Stealing fruit, 2 Arson, 1 Horse stealing, 2 Obtaining money under false pretences, 1 Breaking windows, 2 Aggravated assault, 1 401 These cases were disposed of as follows : Fined, 122 Committed, 47 Bound over to Supreme Court, 76 Appealed from sentence, 14 Discharged, ....... 27 On probation, 14 Given time to leave city, 30 Disclosed, 11 Sentence suspended, 6 Bound over to keep the^ peace, 4 Sent to Reform School, 1 Bastardy cases settled, , 2. 354 JOHN R. VARNEY, Justice of said police Court Eor the City o? Dover.. ANNUAL REPORT — OF THE — JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON FIRE DEPARTMENT. The undersigned, in the discharge of their duties, have been ably seconded by the Board of Engineers, and considerately treated by the City Government. We have tried to work the department up a notch or two, not without a measure of success. There is need, how- ever, of a thorough overhauling. During the year we have lost one old horse and filled his place with a young and vigorous animal, now in good working order. Three thousand feet of new hose have been purchased — one thousand of which have been lodged at Sawyer's Mills. Our reservoirs have been improved and a new one built in the Association grounds. Steam Fire Engine No. i, has been repaired, and is certain- ly in as good condition as at any previous time. It will be well to remember, however, that this engine has got a bad name 47 and been out of commission for a I0112; time. It should be placed in the hands of a competent engineer, who will be anx- ious for success. Unless there is to be a complete and imme- diate reorganization of the department, we would recommend the disbanding of the Hand Engine Company. We have not failed to call the attention of the Councils to the inadequacy of the water-supply for fire purposes. To assist in forming a correct judgment as to the necessity for a farther supply of water, and because we believed that the piping of the streets would ultimately lead to the selection of one or more of the large sources open to the city, we present- ed for your consideration the plan of procuring power and water from the Cocheco Manufacturing Company. We simp- ly had in mind the fact that we needed enlarged facilities for the extinguishment of fires, believing then, as now, that our aqueduct companies, if properly managed, are fully competent to supply a permanent and sufficient amount of water for drinking and cooking purposes. It seems to us that it would be prudent to pipe the city solely for fire purposes, taking water from the river, and pre- serve the pure water of our aqueduct springs for domestic uses. A mistake at this juncture will be expensive and dam- aging. The city is bound to provide security against disaster from fire, and as such security is for all alike, it ought to be at the public expense. It is believed that a more careful and exact study should be made of available ponds, and the proposal to establish a reser- voir on Garrison Hill is looked upon with little favor. In the meanwhile, until a source of supply, and elevation for a distributing reservoir is found, it seems to us that we ought to provide street piping and hydrants, and pump by the Holly system — perhaps by simpler and less costly means — from the river In this way, at a comparatively small cost, the best safeguard against fire will be secured. Rates of insur- ance will be lowered. Every house, factory and shop will be 4 8 supplied abundantly for all business purposes. Stables, troughs, closets, bath-rooms, reservoirs and cisterns will have water enough, and Pine Hill Cemetery can be made to bloom like a garden. Respectfully submitted, JOSEPH S. ABBOTT^ ) Joint Standing CHARLES PORTER, I Committee on TIMOTHY HUSSEY, j Fire Department. Dover,, Dec. 3, 1880. REPORT — OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER To His Honor the Mayor, and the City Councils of the City of Dover: — Gentlemen : — As Chief Engineer of the Fire Department I herewith most respectfully submit this my first report, for •rwo months ending March 7th, 1881, — embracing a statement of its labors, list of fires, with amount of loss and insurance, as near as could be ascertained. , LIST OF FIRES. Jan. 7th, — Fire at County Farm, main house with L, togeth- er with furniture ; loss about -$30,000. Insured for about $23,000. Feb. 24th, — Fire on Third street, house belonging to Barney McKone and Bridget Quinn ; loss about $800. Insured for $700. Some improvements have been made in this department during the past two months, which I will mention. Dover Steam Fire Engine No. 1. has been put in working order at 50 an expense of about $38.00. Fifty firemen's caps, $25.00. Thirty-eight pairs mittens and gloves, $1.25 Also the improvement in sounding the fire gong, which may be done as before, or from the alarm box on Orchard street. After the minute report that has just been given by my most worthy predecessor, Thomas L. Tebbetts, in the full enu- meration of firemen, engines, reservoirs and all other property belonging to the Fire Department, which I find correct and in good order, you will accept this as my first report. My con- nection with this department has been so short I hardly feel competent to make suggestions, but will say that a reservoir on Silver street near the residence of Hon. J. G-. Hall, and one on Gushing street near the residence of Hon. E. V. Brewster, would greatly increase our facilities in saving prop- erty in case of fire in that vicinity. I would also recommend that all firemen be furnished with proper coats, caps and mit- tens to protect them as best can be under all circumstances when called upon to do their duty as firemen. Respectfully, CHAS E. SMITH. To His Honor, the Mayor, the City Councils and Police force, we return our sincere thanks for all aid and counsel given. CHAS. E. SMITH, Chief Engineer. A. J. ROBERTS, 1st Asst. " and Clerk. MICH'L QUINLAN, " CHAS. F. DEAN, " • " ORDINANCES — AND — JOINT RESOLUTIONS. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCILS IN i3So. AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO POLICE DEPARTMENT. Be it Ordained by the Citij Councils of the City of Dovet: — Section i. The Marshal be paid the sum of seven nundred and fifty dollars per annum ; the Assistant Marshal the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars per annum ; and the Police Officers and Night Watchmen the sum of six hundred dollars per annum in full for all their services ; said salaries to be paid in monthly payments, but only to such officers as shall have paid over the fees required of them by Section 2 of this Ordinance. Sec 2. The Assistant Marshal. Police Officers, and Night Watchmen, upon receiving any fees in any criminal case as witnesses or for service of any process, whether as Assistant Marshal, Police Officer, Night Watchman, or Constable, in- 52 eluding all such fees in the Supreme Court, or for any service in behalf of the city, or any penalties, snail forthwith pay the same to the Marshal. The Marshal shall keep an account of all moneys thus received from his assistants in a book open to inspection, and an account of all monies received by him in any criminal case, as witness, or for service of any process whether as Marshal Police Officer, or Constable, including all such fees in the Supreme Court, or for any service in behalf of the city, or any penalties ; and on Monday of each week shall pay the same to the City Treasurer, who shall receipt for the same in said book, and the Marshal shall present said book at the regular monthly meetings of the Mayor and Aldermen. Sec. 3. The Marshal and one Policeman shall be on duty from seven o'clock a. m., to ten o'clock p. m. of each day ; the Assistant Marshal and three Policemen shall be Night Watchmen. Two of the Night Watchmen shall be on duty from ten p. m. to six o'clock a. m., and two Night Watchmen shall be on duty from eight o'clock p. m. to four o'clock a. m., and none of the officers named in this section shall hold any office except those named in this ordinance. Sec. 4. All ordinances and resolutions inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. Passed January 8, 1880. AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE SALARY AND DUTIES OF THE CLERK OF THE POLICE COURT. Be it Ordained by the City Councils of the City of Dover:— Section 1. The salary of the Clerk of the Police Court shall be two hundred dollars per annum, to be paid in monthly payments, and shall be in full for all his services as such Clerk. At the expense of the city, he shall furnish all blanks used in said Court, and, except in criminal cases authorized by the City Solicitor cr Marshal, shall sell the same as follows: for each blank writ of attachment with summons, and each blank trustee writ, five cents ; and for each blank complaint with warrant, the sum of three cents. In a book for that purpose, open to inspection, he shall keep an account of all sales, and of all official fees of every nature, including fees for any and all copies, and shall monthly and at the time he receives his salary, account therefor, and pay the amount thereof to the City Treasurer, who shall receipt therefor in said book. Passed January 8, 1880. AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. Be it Ordained by the City Councils of the City of Dover: — Section i. That the members of Cocheco Hose Compa- ny No. 1, — not exceeding sixty in number, — shall hereafter be paid at the rate of fifteen dollars per annum. Sec. 2. That all ordinances, and parts of ordinances in- consistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. Passed April 1, 1880. AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. Be it Ordained, by the City Councils of the City of Dover: — Section i. That the Steward of the Steam Engine House shall not be a member of any Fire Company. Sec. 2. The Steam Fire Engineers of Cocheco, and Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 2, and Fountain Steamer No. 3. shall each be paid at the rate of one hundred and twenty-five dollars per annum. The Firemen of said Steam Fire Engine Companies shall each be paid at the rate of sixty dollars per annum. The Assistant Firemen of said Steam Fire Engine Companies shall each be paid at the rate of forty dollars per annum. Sec. 3. All ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. Passed May 6, 1880. '54 RESOLUTION INCREASING WAGES OF CITY TEAMSTERS. Resolved by the City Councils of the City of Dover: That the pay of the teamsters be increased ten per centuwL Passed January 8, 1880. RESOLUTION FIXING SALARY OF THE CITY SOLICITOR FOR CUR- RENT YEAR. Resolved by the City Councils of the City of Dover: That the salary of the City Solicitor for the current year shall be the same in amount as that paid Frank Hobbs, name- ly. Three hundred dollars. Passed January 8, 1880. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ENLARGEMENT OF ALDERMENS' ROOM. Resolved by the City Councils of the City of Dover: That the Mayor, with such as these Councils may join, be a committee to enlarge the Aldermens' Room as may seem best for the interest of the city, said committee having power to acL Common Council joined Messrs. Dorr and Laskey. Passed January 8, 1880. RESOLUTION IX RELATION TO SALARY OF BOARD OK ASSESSORS. olved by the City Councils of the City of Dover: That the salary of the Board of Assessors be Eight Hun- dred Dollars for the current year — and that the sum of two hundred dollars be and hereby is appropriated for add" salary for said Assessors for the year 1879. Passed February 5, 1880. RESOLUTION FTXINQ TAX FOR THE CURRENT YEAR. Resolved by the city Councils of the City of Dover: [ON 1. That the sum of $59,598.50 be raised this year (1S80) for the following purposes, and the said sums are hereby appropriated to the several departments specified. 55 Highways, $13,000 00 Sewers, 2,000 00 Salaries, 3,000 00 Health, 300 00 Miscellaneous Expenses, 2,500 00 *Police Department, 3,000 00 Board of Prisoners, 350 00 Fire Department, 6,500 00 Gas Lights, 3,600 00 Interest, 1 2,000 00 Schools, 4,698 50 Printing and Stationery, 750 00 Cemetery, 300 00 Pauper Department; 2,000 00 Repairs of School Houses, 1,200 00 Evening School, 500 00 Bridges, ... 600 00 Sidewalks and Crossings, 1,800 00 Reservoirs, 1.50000 59,59 s 5° *And earnings of Department. Sec. 2. That the foregoing sum of $59,598 50 be collect- ed in money by the Collector of Taxes. Passed March 10, 1880. RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO FIRE DEPARTMENT. Resolved by the City Councils of the City of Dover: Section i. That the Chief Engineer and joint standing committee on Fire Department are hereby authorized to pur- chase one thousand feet of fire hose at the expense of the city. Sec. 2. That the hose, hereby authorized, be placed at the disposal of F. A. & J. Sawyer in the same manner and for the 5 6 same purpose as that now in the keeping of the Cocheco Man- ufacturing Company. Passed April i, 1880. RESOLUTION CREATING HIGHWAY DISTRICT NO. 24. "/red by the City Councils of the City of Dovei\- That District No. 24 shall begin at the Eliot Bridge, thence over the new and old road to the brook by Stevens and Wig- gins' glue-woorks ; the cross road to Portland St., and the Creek road to Rollinsford line. Passed July 1, 1880. RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO FIRE DEPARTMEN V. Resolved by the City Councils of the City of Dover: That the Chief Engineer and the joint standing committee on Fire Department be and hereby are authorized to purchase two thousand feet of hose for the department. One thousand feet of the same to be paid for out of any money in the Treas- ury, not otherwise appropriated, and the City Treasurer be authorized to hire on the credit of the city one thousand dollars for the purchase of one thousand feet. Passed November 11, 1880. RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO DOVER AND PORTSMOUTH R. R. STOCK. Resolved by the City Councils of the City of Dover: That Section 12 of the joint rules and orders shall be amended by adding the following words : "Neither shall any of the Portsmouth and Dover railroad stock be sold without a like two-thirds voting by yea and nay." Passed January 4, 1881. CITYEXPENDITURES FOR 1880. The expenditures in detail in each department were as follows: — CITY BONDS. No. 31, due April 1st, 1880 £500 00 COUPON INTEREST. Coupons, $n, 1 18 00 NOTES PAYABLE. Emeline Roberts, $ 20 5 c6 W. F. Lawrence & Co., , 8,000 co Judith Berry 1,000 co $9,206 06 INTEREST. W. F, Laurence & Co. ; $162 67 5» Frank Freeman, $60 00 Ann Mc( "one, 150 00 Mary J. Crockett, 25 00 Nancy A. Milligafl, iooco Rose D. and Nancy Doraty, 300 00 C. P. Stevens, 51 50 Judith Berry, 70 83 $920 00 * STATE TAX. Solon A. Carter, State Treasurer, $17,660 00 COUNTY TAX. Harry Hough, County Treasurer, $20,762 79 SCHOOLS. C. A. Tufts, 6,519 14 Frank Freeman, Agent, 15,000 00 $21,519 14 EVENING SCHOOL. Chas. W. Wiggin, $675 Strout & Littlefield, oil, &c, , 351 John S. Clark, trucking, 150 (\ S. McLane, labor on furniture, 2 00 1 >aniel Moulton, wood, 825 Francis H. Keenan, janitor, ; 30 00 C. T. Henderson, oil, 1 70 Lothrop & Pinkham, stationery, 85 S. Cora Smythe. assistant, 75 00 59 Jennie E. Pierce, ll $75 00 Eve Gr. Kivel, " 75 00 John Kivel, Principal, 225 00.' $504 56- HEALTH. Joseph S. Abbott, labor, $2 00 M. McGaugh, labor, 2 oc C. C. Demeritt, 2 00 Board of Health, paid for labor, 500 (;. W. Caswell, labor, 8 85 ('. A. Fairbanks, salary, 35 00 C. A. Fairbanks, extra labor, 12 oc G. W. Gray, salary, 35 00 ( r. W. Gray, extra labor, 24 00 Patrick McManus, salary, 35 oc Patrick McManus, extra labor, 1 7 00 $17785 SALARIES. J. D. Guppey, Mayor, $500 oc J. E. Stevens, jr., City Clerk, 800 00 Board of Assessors for '79, 200 00 '80, 80000 Sam. M. Wheeler, City Solicitor, 300 cc S. H. Brownell, City Messenger, 600 00 Frank Freeman, City Treasurer, 150 oc E. H. Twombly, Clerk Common Council, 37 5° *Geo. S. Hackett, Clerk of Ward 4, 1425 *Chas. O. Baker, " " 1, ." 1 1 00 $3,412 75 *Belong in Miscellaneous. 6o PRINTING AND STATIONERY. Libbey & Co., City Report, School Report, etc., ... $511 07 Geo. J. Foster & Co., advertising, etc., 1 19 50 Press Publishing Co., advertising, etc., 59 00 E. J. Lane & Co., Stationery, 92 15 F. P. Hayes, " 7 70 Thomas Groom & Co., Stationery, 36 75 Corliss, Macey & Co., Check Books, 2 55° Dunlap & Atkins, 3 60 ('. H. Horton, Book-binding, 4 00 SS59 27 CITY HALL REPAIRS. Converse & Ilobbs, Stock, $23 04 J. V. & D. E. Hanson, Stock, •. 1 1 04 Geo. A. Webster, Masonry, 1 00 R. R. Burnham, do., 675 G. W. Hayes, Labor, Paint, Oil, &c, 1 1 02 $5 2 8 5 CEMETERY. I . H. Randlett, Labor on Hearse, $3 75 Moulton & Cate, Pipe, etc., for Well 9 45 John Brown, use of Well, i 2 00 E. Butcher. Building Fences, 58 05 j. N. Wentworth, Ploughing one day, 5 00 James Holland, 3 days' labor, 411 Job Flanders, 44 do., 60 27 Nicholas Dolmey, 30 do., 41 08 Herbert Wentworth, 42^ do., 58 18 I . F. Shapleigh, 25A- do.. 3S 25 Hamilton, 3 do., 411 $294 25 6i SUPPORT OF PRISONERS. County of Strafford, $40 oo State Reform School, io 93 John W. Place, City Farm, 45 36 $96 29 PAUPER DEPARTMENT. Geo. P. Demeritt, Overseer, $2,455 4 Z Jesse Whitehouse, , 3 5° $2,458 92 GAS LIGHTS. M. D. Hill & Co. , lanterns, labor, etc., $163 18 Folsom & Roberts, repairs, 1522 Moulton & Cate, do., 24 15 Eugene Smart, do., I2 75 Dover Iron Foundry, castings, 5 2 00 Patrick Gorman, lighting, 6 00 R. Home, do., 5 00 Josiah W. French, do.. 500 John F. Shapleigh, do., 5 00 Globe Gas Light Co., gasoline, 775 W. H. Vickery, alcohol, 90 Whitehouse & Varney, freight on oil, 72 Dover Gas Light Co., 1,603 oc Streets, no posts, ^603 80 Gas for one post from July 24th, 11 " Sept. 22d, Nov. 17th " " " Dec. 3rd, 13 36 City Hall, 357 75 Steam Fire Engine Co., 245 43 62 Tiger Engine Co., $216 Lighting and Cleaning. . .* T 7 5 °° Repairs, 4 6 T 5 $2,741 3? REPAIRS OF SCHOOL HOUSES. ■Geo. A. Webster, mason work, % 250 C H. Sanborn, carpenter work, 47 37 L. McDuffee, carpenter work and painting, 226 06 C. F. Holland, carpenter work, 1 00 Eugene Smart, labor, 1 00 C. L. Jenness, hardware, 3066 Converse & Hobbs, lumber, boards, etc., 157 40 f . V. & D. E. Hanson, do., 23 41 W. P. Hayes & Son, do., 8 00 Folsom & Roberts, paint, oil, etc., 7267 Henry McElwin, labor on blackboards, 205 00 Dover Aqueduct Company, introducing water, 26 80 Moulton, Cate & Co., labor and stock for furnaces, . . 300 19 " •' " incidentals, 24 98 John B. Richmond, painting, 132 50 E. J. Lane & Co., wall-paper, etc., 22 36 I . Whitney, labor 20 70 f . Whitney, cleaning different rooms, 184 85 Herman E. Canney, painting, 5172 Henry McDuffee, team work, 1625 j. S. Abbott, do., 17 00 M. Gilman, do., 4 90 Wm. J. Lewis, 2 J days as carpenter. 4 34 fas. H. Demeritt, lighting gasoline lamp 3 00 Alonzo Mitchell, trucking, 1 90 Eastern Railroad, freight, 641 A . C. Wbitcom, furniture for School St., 21011 63 G. C Fisher, incidentals, $26 91 G. W. Hayes, 2^ days painting, *. ^00 i, 8 34 99 SPECIAL. J . H. Randlett, damage to team, $2. 50 John Kivel, labor in Police settlement, 17 50 C. B. Shackford, do 20 00 Anson B. Colbath, damage by snow-slide from Hall, 310 00 Margaret Morrow, damage because of defect in high- way, 1 ro 00 O. W. & O. A. Hills, do., 5 00 L. B. Lougee and wife, do., 200 00 J. G. Roberts, damage because of obstruction in highway, 15 00 Strafford Guards, gratuity, too 00 Sawyer Post, G. A. R., do,, too 00 First Light Battery, do., ico oc J. H. Blaisdell, enlarging Aldermens' room. 62 41 L. B. Laskey & Co., painting do 61 83 Emerson & Porter, 1 horse, 350 00 National Brass Band, 4th of July, 50 00 J. Herbert Seavey, do., 57 00 Freeman N. Davis, do., 3 00 B. ¥. Hussey, do 3 00 James Leighton, do., 3 00 A. H. Brown, do., ( 3 00 F. F. Davis, do., 5 25 J. H. Blanchard, do., 3 00 Wm. R. Tapley. do., 9 80 W. P. Hayes & Son, stock and labor for Aldermens' room, 2670 Samuel Mitchell, injury to sleigh by defect in high- way, ^75 64 R. A. Libbey, reimbursement of police fees, $27 00 Geo. K. Drew, do., 10 00 John Kivel, legal service 2 00 Wra. R Brown, team hire, 1100 Collins & Appleton, surveying, 12 50 B. Collins, surveying, , 4 50 G. W. Avery & Co., trucking 4th of July, 4 00 Geo. J. Foster & Co., advertising, to 50 Isaac P. Fall, moving hand engine house, 40 00 Daniel Cotter, labor in Ward House, Ward 5, 4 30 J. H. Randlett, repairing sleigh because of defect in road, 125 J. 1 ). Guppey, paid witness fees, 2 54 l ' " putting up 3 guide boards, 3 00 " " expense of Attorney in police settle- ment, 10 00 Lot Jackson, 4th of July, 3 00 Journal Newspaper, advertising for proposals to put down street piping, 20 13 S. S. Jenkins, surveying for the putting down of street piping, 150 00 Eben F. Faxon, labor in Demeritt vs. City, 5 00 M. C. Lathrop, service in Ham vs. City, 5 00 David S. Hanson, 1 sheep killed by dog, 4 00 W. H. and H. A. Pike, damage in widening upper Factory road, 79 1.8 A. J. and W. A. Sterling, do., » . 54 2 1 Nathaniel Home, do., 161 48 Jonathan E. Kimball and others, do., 268 27 John H. Caverly, do., f4 90 W. H. Pike, building upper Factory road, 260 00 Freeman Hussey, material and labor on upper Fac- tory road, 500 T. W. Woodman, damage because of sewer, and COS! and damage in raising grade of Court St., 75 00 Geo. W. Wiggin, 174 ft. 5 in. drain tile, 1$ 93- 65 Samuel W. Ham, damage by reason of defect in Tolend highway, $88 oo Thomas Bennett, labor and cash paid about Sawyer School, IO 32 Thomas Bennett, labor about Engine House, 775 82,988 49 POLICE DEPARTMENT. R. Haley & Co., 26880 lbs. coal, $79 24 C. H. Trickey &: Co., 10 000 lbs coal, 27 00 Whitehouse & Varney, crackers, fish, etc., 53o C. F. Ham, crackers, fish, etc , 770 M. D. Hill & Co., repairing, 490 Foot & Snell, hardware 60 John S. Dame, incidental expenses, 23 41 John W. Rines, City Marshal, 8 days, 16 40 R. A. Libbey, Asst. Marshal, 7 days in Jan., 12 20 Thomas Printy, Night Watchman, Jan. 1 to Mch 4, 106 57 Geo. K. Drew, " " " " " 14, 123 00 Chas. Feniker, " " " " " 14, 123 00 M. McGaugh, Day Police, " « " 15, 12465 John S. Dame, City Marshal 734 65 John S. Dame, to paid July 4 and 5, John S. Stackpole, Special, 3 00 S. H. Mathes, " 3 00 J. B. Goodwin, " 3 00 G. K. Drew, " 3 00 Michael Grimes, " 3 00 A. Brownell, 3 00 John Otis, " 165 E. R. Wadleigh, " 165 John S. Dame, to paid June 2 2d, - John S. Stackpole, Special, 2 00 66 Alonzo Whitehouse, li $2 00 William Davis, " 2 00 Michael Grimes, " 2 00 John S. Dame, to paid Sept., John S. Stackpole, Special, 2 00 John S. Dame, to paid Oct., W. T. Wentworth, Special, 664 J. S. Stackpole, " 664 J. B. Godwin, " 501 A. Brownell, " 501 Wm. Davis, " 334 Wm. Tarr, " 3 34 Ira S. Place, " 334 Geo. F. Nute, " 334 James Pickering, " 334 Moses Warren, " 334 Alonzo Whitehouse, <; 167 John Otis, " 167 E. R. Wadleigh, " 167 John S. Dame, to paid Nov. 30, J. B. Goodwin, Special, 167 Moses Warren " 167 G. F. Nute, " 167 Patrick Lyons, " 167 G. K. Drew, " 167 Michael Grimes, " 3 34 Ira S. Place, lt 334 John S. Stackpole, night-watchman, 10 nights in March, 16 43 John S. Stackpole, night-watchman, 6 nights in Mch, 772 " special police, 14 days, 23 52 11 " " 14 "in October,. 2334 " night-watchman, 7 nights in Nov., 11 69 John R. Varney, Police Court Justice, 600 00 O. S. Cormier, " " clerk, Jan 24 to Dec. x, 170 51 Geo. T. Jordan, Assistant Marshal, 637 82 67 Frank P. Coleman, night-watchman, $477 96 Edgar Caverly, " " 477 96 George W. Nute, " " 477 96 Reuben A. Libbey, day police, 476 72 M. McGaugh, expense to and from Manchester, ... 6 00 " " " " Concord, with in- sane person,. . 1300 G. W. Ford, service as special police, 4 00 C. L. Jenness, hardware, 1 1 54 Charles Hayes, carpenter's work, 1005 Faxon & Churbuck, crackers and fish, 161 John W. Place, board of prisoners, 68 04 $4,999 1 7 $16 66 erroniously put in Fire Department has • • * been transferred to above. 7 : RESERVOIRS. Joseph Hall, labor, $8 00 Nathaniel Twombly, labor, 4 00 Dover Iron Foundry, castings, 265 33 Jos. S. Abbott, Maple street, , . . . 947 62 Cochecho Aq, Co., labor and stock, 784 60 $2,009 5 SEWERS. A. H. Lowell, traps, $73 92 D. Trefethen, cement, etc., 450 G. W. Home, bricks, 26 40 J. V. & D. E. Hanson, stock, $6 06 Converse & Hobbs, 1050 W. T. Wentworth, stock, 2328 Foot & Snell, cement pipe, [943 49 8. F. Hurd, pay roll, 734 07 $1,822 22 SIDEWALKS. G. A. Webster, labor, $2551 L. L. Elder, stone and labor, 60 90 J.S.Abbott, "" " 3400 D. Trefethen, cement, 310 Chas. Dupont, tabor, 1 78 40 G. W. Home, bricks, 541 28 Samuel F. Hurd, pay roll, 414 55 §1,257 74 BRIDGES. J. M. Haynes, labor, $6 07 Nathaniel Austin, labor, 5 63 J. H, Burleigh & Son, labor, 3 00 S. C. Ham, lumber and plank, 67 99 J. Herbert Seavey, hardware, 1 1 42 Nathaniel Twombly, labor, 12200 David S. Hanson, pay roll, 1 23 09 Converse & Hobbs, stock, 221 42 Wm. H. Pike, stock, 258 93 J. V. & D. E. Hanson, stock, , 1 14 86 #934 4i 6 9 FIRE DEPARTMENT. J. H. Hartford, blacksmith work, S44 29 J. H. Burleigh & Son, 250 Daniel Moulton, wood, 4 00 Eastern R. R., freight, 270 Dudley Perkins, labor, . . . , 1 co M. McGaugh, labor, 312 Wm. H. Vickery, horse medicine, 9 63 R. Haley & Co., coal in '79, 238,13 R. Haley & Co., coal in '80 133 98 C. H. Trickey & Co., coal in '80. 1 1 1 36 I. B. Williams & Son, rep'g hose, 212.07 Manchester Locomotive Works, engine repairs 431 81 James Boyd & Son, 3000 ft. of hose, 2,957 8S Sundries, 250 Xanthaniel Twombly, repairs on H. & L. house,. . . 34 50 Charles Twombly, repairing apparatus 625 Lustralis Manufacturing Co., oil, 9 00 Belt & Leather Co., oil, 1 13 75 Cocheco Aq. Co., labor, 6777 C. W. Wiggin, lighting apparatus, 9 00 J. S. Hurd, land rent for Garrison hill house 2 yrs, . . 24 00 J. H. Rundlett, stock and labor, 6367 C. F. Dean, labor, 150 Thatcher T. White, taking care of No. 1, 35 00 Wm. I\ Hilliard, work on engine, 62 00 A. F. Hussey, 4 oil coats 950 W. N*. Hanson, removing snow from reservoirs, .... iS 00 Abbot Littlefield, care of Garrison Hill engine, 5 00 S. F. Hurd, pay roll 250 Beede & Shaw, labor and stock, 551 Geo. W. Avery & Co., horses at fires 4250 Moulton, Cate & Co., sundries, " * * " 137° E. E. Roberts, cleaning hose, 13 50 Canney, Swain and Grimes, cleaning hose, 10 00 7o Converse & Hobbs, lumber, $9 40 Faxon & Churbuck, broom, , 60 Folsom & Roberts, paint, labor, etc., 41 66 Geo A. Webster, mason work, 4 00 C. W. Wiggin, furniture, 465 H. A. Worthen, repairs 2610 Chas Twombly, repairs, 4 00 C. L. Jenness, hardware, 1 09 T. 8. Applebee, watching fire, 2 00 Joseph Ferrun, labor, 2 00 Stackpole and Goodwin, labor 400 Frank Grimes, labor, 5 00 M. McGuinness, labor, 150 Geo W Ricker, labor, 7 00 W. P. Hilliard, filling Tuttle Sq. reservoir, 7 00 Lorenzo Stevens, service, 1 3 46 W. A. Morrill, sundries, 3 06 Ed. Morrill, sundries, 3 00 John S. Clark, sundries, S 00 Foot & Snell, hardware, 12 33 C. L. Jenness, hardware, 1128 James Boston, iron work, 3 00 M. D. Hill & Co., stock and labor 16 46 Moulton, Gate & Co., stock and labor, 15 Si G. W. Hayes, stock and labor, 650 Converse & Hobbs, stock and labor, 3 06 Whitehouse & Farnham, corn, etc., -070 Whitehouse & Varney, corn, etc., 7 2 57 Nathaniel Twombly, labor on buildings, 57 35 Geo. B. Wentworth, coal, 13 00 J. V. & D. E. Hanson, stock and labor, 477 J. H. Rundlett, stock and labor in S. F. eng. house,.. 140 SS King Fernald, steward S. F. eng. house, 102 00 Barney Clark, " " " " 34 50 B.H.Warner, " " " k - ... - 1200 Joseph Haley, u " " " 39S 10 7i Chas. P. Shepard, engineer and clerk, '79 $65 co OO, 65 OO A. J. Roberts, " " '79, 40 00 li 'So, 4000 George Dunn, engineer, bal. due, 6 66 Thomas L. Tibbetts, chief engineer, 145 06 Tiger Engine, (Hand Co.,) pay roll, S21 67 Cocheco Hose Co., pay roll, 82010 Steamer, No. 2, pay roll, 490 19 " " 3. " 47751 Hook and Ladder Co., pay roll, 504 49 $9,267 18 MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. Frank S. Tompkins, recording deeds, $570 F. D. Kinnear, carriage hire, 8 00 Niles & Co., and others, 1376 O. S. Cormier, clerk police court, 16 66 H. W. Stevens, labor, 4 co NT. Randall, labor, 3 00 M. P. Farnham, labor, « 60 C. K. Hartford, labor, 1 50 O. R. Leary and others, labor, 335 A. Thomas, labor, 2 00 Leighton, Ackley and others, labor, 315 D. Dudley, directories, 6 00 Robinson, -J cost Robinson and others, vs. cit y> 7 37 J. C. Varney aDd others, sundries, 454 E. A. Haines and others, cleaning, notifying, etc.,. . 6 44 G. H. Caverly, killing dog, <, „ . 50 T. Carroll Hovey, stationery, 3 00 J. B. Stevens Jr., paid incidentals, 3 44 J. D. Guppey, expense, S6 5 2 Frank Freeman, expense, 615 T. I. Greene, labor in aldermen's room, 3 60 Thomas Groom & Co., blank books, etc., 11 75 Timothy Hussey, expense buying horse, 5 00 A. J. Seavey, veterinary service, 1500 Henry Prendall, furniture and labor, 2475 Charles Dorr, furniture, 1 2 00 Dover Daily Republican, advertising, 27 00 B. Collins, surveying, 925 Joshua Varney, box rent and postage, 31 21 J. H. Rundlett, stock and labor, 1277 Samuel M. Wheeler, expense, 21 40 J. F. Seavey, 2 pigs for city farm, n 50 S. H. Brownell, carriage hire for '79, 9 50 Daniel Moulton, wood, 750 Geo. O. Stevens, labor in City hall, at shows, etc.,. . 99 00 Geo. W. Benn, insurance on public buildings, 45 00 D.H.Wendell, " " " 113 76 Frank Freeman, " " " 91 00 H. A. Redfleld " " " 2000 Geo. B. Prescott, " ' ; " 117 00 H. D. Hoilt, labor on city farm buildings, 58 27 Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 21 05 Folsom & Roberts, paint, labor etc., 15 48 N. E. Hanson, sundries 1717 Jesse Wnitehouse, labor, 150 H. H. Sterling, labor, 1 00 Dover Landing Co., Aqueduct water, 1 18 00 Cochecho " " " 23414 J. B. Stevens, Jr., preparing, and paid for proof read- ing, city reports, 50 00 J. B. Stevens, Jr., recording military enrollment and furnishing copy to Secretary of State, 25 00 J. B. Stevens, Jr., copies of Court records and to highways 12 50 73 J. B. Stevens, Jr., office expenses, $7 iS M. 1). Hill & Co., stock and labor, 12 87 J. A. Clough & Son, corn for pigs, 14 30 W. R. Brown, team hire, 6 00 F. P. Hayes, stationery, 352 J. Herbert Seavey, hardware, 226 John H. Hartford, blacksmith work, 9 00 Edward Morrill, sundries, 13 82 T. J. Dearborn, stock and labor, 22 03 J. V. &. D. E. Hanson, stock and labor, n 38 C. E. Bacon, care of clock, 15 00 State Reform School, support of prisoners, 39 00 Moulton, Gate & Co., stock and labor, 42 93 C. H. Trickey &Co., coal, 217 39 George A. Webster, labor, 1 00 T. Groom & Co., books, blanks, etc., 720 M. C. Lathrop, returning 53 births and deaths,. ... 13 25 Mary A. Payne, ' ; 8 " " < : 2 00 C.A.Fairbanks, " 30 " " " 7 50 James M. Wheeler, " 13 " " " ... 325 T. J. W. Pray, " 65 ". " " ... 1625 J. R. Ham, " 29 " " "... 7 25 D. P. T. Chamberlain, 7 " " " ... 175 C. H. Horsch, " 34 " " " .... 850 James Pitts, " 13 " < ; " 3 25 T. J. W. Pray, sundries, 250 David Hayes, labor, 2 00 Daniel Trefethen, maintaining watering trough, .... 3 00 John S. Clark, sundries, 1065 W. P. Hayes & Son, stock, 4 65 Wm. A. Morrill, sundries, 2 f 00 C. E. Hobbs, repairing office furniture, 675 Cyrus Jenness, injury to 8 sheep by dogs, * 14 00 Alonzo Home, loss of 1 sheep by dogs, 3 00 Dr. J. R. Ham, examination of persons claiming damages, 5 00 74 Isaac Lucas, wood for Ward 4 ward house, $3 5°- John R. Varney, copy will, etc., estate of Jane Kimball. 2 00 J. B. Stevens. Jr., recording, and furnishing copy, births, deaths and marriages, 102 50 John S. Dame, paid for burying dogs, 150 John S. 1 )ame, horse hire, 75 D. Lothrop 6t Co., rent, 5 oo T H. B. Hough, labor in Ward 1 ward house. ... 8 00 Converse & Hobbs, stock and labor, 1476- James II. Hayes, repairing Long hill school house,. 6 50 Daniel Cotter, labor and expense in Ward 5 ward house, 2 76* S. H. Brownell, notifying 1880 councils, 20 00 C. L. Jenness, sundries, 213 M. Murtell & Co., 4 45 E. H. Twombly, service, 1250 J. D. Guppey, expense to and from Boston, 1 50 Geo. W. Avery & Co., labor, 6 00 Nathaniel Twombly, labor, 1225 J. S. Abbott, labor, 14 00 Charles Hayes, stock and labor, 38 29 J. V. & D. E. Hanson, stock and labor, 200 W. A. Morrill, sundries, 43 24 II. A. Worthen, sundries, 150 Frank B. Clough, selectman Ward 1, '79-80, 12 00 Andrew S. Hall " " 1, t; " 1200 Ira II. Hussey, " " 1, li "-.... 1200 J. N. Wentworth, supervisor k - t, " .... 19 50 Jos. E. Porter " r, '80,. ... 42 00 Emmon Bolo, inspector, '' 1, '78-79,.... 50a James M. Hayes ' ; " 1, '78-79,.... 750 L.A.Perkins, " " 1, '80, 500 Oliver J. Clark, selectman, " 2, '79, 6 00- John F. Shapieigh, " " 2, '80, 600 John W. Rines, supervisor, il 2, " 420a 75 John P. Lowell, clerk. Ward 2, '79-80, $25 37- C. T. Henderson, inspector, ll 2, '78-79-80,. 12 50 Stephen Walker, " " 2, '78-'79-'8o,. 1000 John H. Ingraham, selectman, " 3, '78-79-80, . 15 00 Wm. L. Hobbs, supervisor, «« 3, '• . 44 50 George Brown, inspector, ; ' 3, '78-79-80,. 1250 J. Y. Demeritt, clerk, " 3, " . 12 30- Nathaniel Twombly, selectman, " 4, '77-78, 1200 Isaac Lucas, " ; < 4, '80. 6,oo Jonas Townsend, " " 4, '79-S0, 1200 James II. Davis, supervisor, " 4, '80. 42 00 O. A. Dodge, inspector, ll 4, '80,. 5 00 Jos. A. Peirce. " " 4, '80,. 2 50 Frank Kay, slectman ward 5, 15 mos. ending Nov- ember, 23, '80 7 50 Bernard Conroy, selectman ward 5, 1 year ending November 2^ , 5 8o, 6 00 Fenton Rowland, selectman ward 5, 1 year, ending- November 23, 'So 6 00 Patrick McArdle, supervisor, 'So, t 2 00 James Morgan, supervisor, '79-80, C6 00 J. W. Place, inspector, '79-80, 7 50. D. Mahoney, " '80, 500 Patrick Devlin, " '78, 250 A. McGuinness, clerk, '78-79— '80,. 24 5c $2,731 06 ELIOT BRIDGE ROAD. Benjamin Collins, engineer work, &*77 00. Wm .A. & N. A. Gilman, land exchange, 50 00 Foot & Snell, cement pipe, 38 50 76 Thomas M. Steel, land damage $137 00 David O. Gate, land damage, 50S oo Wm. & M. A. Gilman, land damage, 760 00 Went worth & Cate, contract work, 2,781 8S Freeman Babb, li " 45° 00 Babb & Hussey, li " 62680 D. O. Cate, '« " 14405 $5> 6 73 23 HIGHWAYS. J. H. Hartford, blacksmith work in '79 $44 77 do. ' : " 'So, 45 62 J. B. Hull, " " " 26 35 J. H. Burleigh & Son, " " " 77 3 6 Robert Cristy, sand, 3° 6 7 Henry Tasker, " 423° Eliza Stevens " 3 33 Wm. H. Vickery, horse medicine, 9 64 F. Babb, building culvert, 8 00 ( t. R. Gage, labor, 2 40 Geo. T. Vaughn, 1 2 lbs. tar, 33 00 L. L. Elder, stone work, 20 00 J. A. Clough & Son, corn, etc., 217 20 D. Foss & Son, " " 26S 86 J. S. Abbott, stone work, 410 1 2 Blake Crusher Co., stock lor repairing crusher, 283 70 Boston & Maine R. R, for freight, 19 97 Converse & Hobbs, stock and labor, 3474 Wm. H. Pike, labor, 35 lS J. V. & D. E. Hanson, stock and labor, 95 17 J. K. Purinton & Son, blankets, 19 00 J. T W. Ham, blankets, 15 00 C . L. Jenness, hardware, 8663 77 Foot & Snell, labor, hardware, §71 87 J. Herbert Seavey, " 75 48. Charles Hayes, labor, 1 50 I. B. Williams & Son, belting, 5 30 S. Hussey, team work, 49 00 Howard Henderson, veterinary service, 7 00 J. H. Rundlett, labor, 3 90 II. W. Clapp & Co., sewer trap, 24 00 Henry Law, harness work, 56 48 E. II . Watson, repairing highway between Roches- ter and county farm bridge, 40 00 G. B. Wentworth, 1 ton coal, 6 00 ■ — Young, bedding, 10 90 Mrs. J. Young, bedding, 728- Sophia M Young, " 7 oS David II. Evans, " 25 63 Boston &: Drew, repairing carts, etc., 120 00 Folsom & Roberts, paint, labor, etc., 6 99 Swamscott Machine Co., repairs to crusher, 10 10 S. C. Ham, plank, 34 89 J. S. Hurd, 123 loads of gravel, 26 62 C. H. Trickey & Co, Coal, 86 64 Andrew Brown, repairs to carts, etc, 150° M. D. Hill & Co., sundries, 3 63 H. &. Worthen, repairs to carts, etc, 29 05 Henry Law, repairs to harnesses, 7434 J. S. Hurd, sand, 2 50 Henry McDuffee, labor, 217 Whitehouse & Varney, sundries, 411 Wm. A. Morrill, " 210 L. Beach & Co., " 128 $2,639 8$ S. F. Hurd, payrolls, Dist. No. 1, .$6,210 87 7S DIST. NO. 4. W. T. Page, 851 70 €. P. Smith, 1 So •Geo. Littlefield, 1 80 ■Geo. W, Page, 5070 George Pray, 1200 Moses Cooke, 3 60 Wra. Pike, plank, 275 J. L. Page 150 Samuel Giles, « 12 75 Wra. Miller, 60 J. Gilman, 1 20 John Pray, 1890 Benjamin Hussey, 2 7 00 Frank Pray, 150 H. Hilliard, 37 J. Wentworth, 5 70 Wm. Babb, 1 20 «F. Littlefield, 120 Moses Hussey, 25 20 John Hussey, , 30 1 5 Ira Hussey, 38 10 Edward Sanborn, 150 Leonard Shaw, 1 2 00 William Pray, 75 John Andergee, 1 50 Eugene Hussey, 9 00 F. H. Hamilton, 1 2 00 Isaac Hall, 24 90 Fred Henderson, 525 Edwin Hussey, 13 50 Joseph Gilman, 3 00 $373 12 79 DIST. NO. 5. Walter F. Gage, $42 00 Walter F. (rage, Paving Stones, 52 50 D. A. Gage, 22 00 Paving Stones, 52 50 Daniel Gage, 15 30 Hiram Hanson, 5 25 George Hanson, 3 00 Levi Furbush, 850 Frank Henderson, 150 Reuben Goodrich, 42 54 Hamilton, , 150 John S. Hussey, . 450 Charles Hussey, 375 Benjamin Hussey, 1 50 $203 84 DIST. NO. 6. James F. Home, 16 85 O. W. Farnham, 2 00 Leonard Corson, 41 H. H. Corson, y $$ C A. Home, 436 O. W. Varney, 4, Charles Leavitt, 9 00 S.V.Lord, 375 Harry Cooke 3 00 Edwin Cooke, 3 00 Thomas Welch, 3 00 Hanson Twombly, 1 05 $56 16 So DIST. NO. 7. Geo. S. Meader, $1 2S Daniel Meader, 22 John Leighton, 5 2 J. H. Leighton, 28 50 Ivory Varney, 30 00 Geo. F. Meader, 3* 05 Russell Foss, 1 2 00 Stephen Wentworth, 15 00 William Trickey, 9 75 Moses Meader, 725 Win. T. Wentworth, 1 1 25 William Johnson, 4 50 Ira Foss, 1050 $161 82 DIST. NO. 8. John H. Caverly, 10 20 Wesley Sterling, 3 45 Nat Home, 3 45 W. W. Sterling, 12 60 S. II. Sterling, 1 95 A. Goodwin 4 5° A. J. Sterling 1 95 E. W. Jones, 1 5° $39 6o DIST. NO. 9. Charles Mitchell, 16 65 J. Y. McDurTee, 9 45 S. J. McDurTee, 4 5° Geo. McDuffee, 4 S° Sr Charles Parks, $4 50 II. S. Osborn, 630 $45 9° DIST. NO. 10. Jesse Cole, $48 45 County of Strafford, 225 O. Howard, 1 2 00 M. Whitehouse, 75 Wm. Johnson, 1 2 00 Frank Woodman 12 00 A. Howard, S 20 $95 6 ; DIST. NO. n. J. W. Clements, $26 55 C. Thompson, r g G. Pinkham, X r r 5 J. Henderson, 13 80 J. Fernald, t 2Q J. Coleman, 6o A. Pinkham, 6 H. Pinkham, ^ 85 J. Roberts, 10 95 C. Roberts, 7 05 George Roberts, 30 Ira Pinkham , 6 00 Wm. Card, S 25 George Card, 4 So Howard Roberts, 210 Linville Varney, 3 00 $108 00 82 DIST. NO. 12. Joseph W. Wingate, $i 2 oo Daniel Drew, 5 7° Isaac Varney, 13 60 Stephen Austin, 3 60 Charles Cushing, 3 00 Moses Varney, 1 80 C. H. Twombly, 45 I. Varney, 4 75 J. Kearns 13 35 C. W. Twombly, 675 Charles Cushing, 4 5° Daniel Drew, 2 25 D. Moran, 4 65 $76 40 DIST. NO. 13. Nathaniel Austin, $105 57 Elbridge Gage ; 770 Ai Austin, 810 Eubert Reynolds, 30 W. P. Tuttle, 5 4o William Cartland, 30 Willard Mansfield, 135 Daniel Drew 1050 DeWitt Nute, 18 00 •Charles Twombly, 1 00 Hiram Snell, 45° Charles Cushing, 3 75 O. W. Avery &. Co., plank, 30 34 $196 78 DIST. NO. 14. Nathaniel Home $20 10 Frank Brownell, 3 60 John Gage, 4 5 o Edward Austin, 2 40 Mary , gravel, 6 00 Mrs. Flagg, " 4 5 o Samuel R. Home, qo Clarence Roberts, g Q D. McCarty, 60 John Drew, r r Joseph Drew, x $ $46 50 DIST. NO. 15. Barney McCone, $39 96 Barney McCone, pay roll, 55 95 S. I. Hanson, 16 52 M. McCone, 2859 D. McNally, 23 71 T. Hastie, 30 P. Quirk, 2 4 8 P. Sherry, ^69 M. Loughran, 429 Owen Murray, 11 79 N. Cassily, 1 20 A. McEnry, 1 05 S. Hanson, • , 2 17 J. Linsley, 1 65 $209 25 8 4 DIST. NO. 16. John T. G. Turtle, $43 So G. W. Hodgdon, i 20 F. P. Waldron, 26 40 G. Nute, 9 6o S. T. Dunn, 18 60 Thomas Twombly , 10 65 Jacob Gowan, 5 55 D. Twombly, 45 Edgar Meserve, 3 75 Thos. Murphy, 225 James Meserve, 7 95 E. P. Drew, 210 $132 30 DIST. NO. 17. David F. Meader, $11 25 E. R. Wadleigh, 13 3° James Cassily, 2 85 J. E. Hackett, 225 Hayes Perkins, 675 James Meserve, 90 J. E. Peaslee, 135 C. H. Wadleigh, 675 Thos. Nute, 3 °o Henry Donally, 1 5° Albert Austin, 3 00 Marcellus Gentleman, 3 00 E.; Fogg 150 George Perkins, 4 5° E. P. Drew, : 135° Charles Cassily, ...... 375 $79 i5 85 DIST. NO. 18. Simon J. Torr, $ 53 6o William Hooper, 1800 Lyman Lougee, I2 75 Andrew Torr, T1 IO James Rines, 825 Jacob Jackman, ^ 75 Frank Meserve, 75 C. Sullivan, x e John Torr, 9 o $110 60 DIST. NO. 19. David S. Hanson, $23 j Wm H. Davis, 4 c William Twombly, 1650 William H. Twombly, 615 Charles J. Manning, 5 55 James Hayes, 1 5 85 Oliver K. Hayes, 535 William H. Peirce, 1350 Frank Davis, K5 2 o William E. Willey, 4 5 o Henry P. Elliott, 4 5 o Holmes B. Rounds, 3 00 W. W. Brown, 2 25 Austin Randall, 375 William Ilanaford, 16 20 Elma Hanaford, 225 Edwin Twombly, 5 40 Reuben Twombly, 32 70 $181 85 86 DIST. NO. 20. J. H. Norton, $46 95 Young Brothers, 210- Leonard Hall, 5 7° J. York, 21 45 J. Kelly, 10 70 Samuel Hayes, * 6 35 Nathaniel Nutter, 4 50 Charles Miles 6 00 Joseph Whitehouse, 585 Jasper Whitehouse, 30- J. H. Kelley, 675 C. Gate, 8 40 E. Kay, 320 138 25 DIST. NO. 21. Horace Kimball, 834 50 Joseph Winkley, 29 50 Nathaniel Eaton, 420 Cornelius Scanlon, r 2 60 Joseph Delaney, 195 Richard Kimball, 171a Owen Rogers, 3 00 Terrence Valley, 3 00 *i05 85 DIST. NO. 22. William II. Allen, $46 50 Joel Holmes, 315 Joseph Garland, 1 50 Eben F. Faxon, 3825, S7 J. F. Brawn, $28 00 Joshua Ham, 450 William Fernald, 6 00 John Cassily, 9 00 Martin Drew, 225 Charles Watson, 150 Charles Watson, 107 loads sand, 10 70 Steele, 150 Scraper, 75 $153 60 DIST. NO. 23. Orrin E. Nason, $27 90 John Kittredge, ^ 1 1 92 A. Kittredge, 270 John Starling, 675 Joseph Drew, 5 25 E. Ryan, 3 co Robert Varney, gravel, 312 C. Roberts, 375 I. Hanson,. .... 000 c 450 868 89 Total Highway Expenses, $11,434 ^^ Department Appropriations. RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. Statement of the appropriations made by the City Councils, to meet the expenditures of the City of Dover, a statement of the drafts made on the Treasurer against such appropriations ; also, a statement of receipts of departments. N B. — Expenditures ordered by State and County, and by special votes of the Councils and Board of Mayor and Alder- men, indicated by Italics. Object of Appropria- Annual. Department Expendi- tion. APPROPRIATE Receipts tures. Highways. $13,000 OO $160.35 $11.43433 Miscellaneous Expenses. 2.5OO OO 2.731 06 Fire Department. 6.500 OO 53 33 9.267 18 Police. 3.000 OO 1.784 99 4.982 51 Special. 2.988 49 Saluries. 3.000 00 3-412 75 Printing and Stationery. 750 OO 3 00 859 27 Bridges. 600 00 934 4i Gas Lights. 3.600 OO 2.741 32 Rep. on School Houses. 1.200 OO 1.83499 8 9 Object of Appropria- ANNUAL Department Expendi- tion. APPROPRIATE Receipts tures. Sewers. 2.000 OO 3CO 15 1.822 22 Evening School. 500 OO 5°4 5^ Schools, in Excess. ) Schools, by law. j 4.698 50 I5-452 50 21.519 14 Pauper Department. 2.000 OO 2.458 92 Notes Payable. 9.206 06 Interest. I2.000 OO 12.038 OO Health. 300 OO 3 OO 177 85 Board of Prisoners. 350 OO 96 29 Sidewalks, 1.800 OO 169 94 1.257 74 City Bonds. 500 OO Cemetery. 300 OO 39400 294 25 Reservoirs. 1.500 OO 2.009 55 State Tax. 17.660 OO Coimty Tax. 20.762 79 Rep. of City Hall. 980 30 5285 Eliot Bridge Road. 31 69 5- 6 73 23 APPROPRIATIONS, 1881. Highways, $i 2,500 00 Sewers, 1,800 co Salaries, 3,200 00 Health Department, 200 co Mis. " 3, coo 00 Support of Prisoners, , 200 00 Fire Department, 6,000 00 Gas Lights, 3, 600 00 Police Department 3,000 00 Evening School, 500 00 Interest, 1 2,000 00 Schools, 4,698 50 Printing and Stationery, 750 00 Cemetery 300 00 Pauper Department, 2,000 oo Rep. of School Houses, [,200 00 Cleaning, " '' .... 200 00 Repair of Bridges, 1 ,000 00 Rep. of City Hall, 1,500 00 Sidewalks and Crossings, 1,500 00 .$59,148 50 CITY DEBT City Bond?, $ (94,300 00- Outstanding bills, 5 1 2 00 Individual notes, 6,823 94 Currier Fund, 1,000 00 8202,635 94 "Estimated amount due on account of uncollected taxes, less abatements and collector's salary, $36,000 00 Cash in Treasury, 30,948 04 $66,948 04 £135*687 9° Reduction of debt during '79 and 'So, $25,000,00 Statement of Railroad Debt. Issue of bonds, 1873, $225,000 00 ($7,000 has been redeemed.) Issue of bonds, 1877, 33,000 00 Assets. Certificate of stock in P. & I). Railroad, $258,000 cc HIGHWAY DISTRICTS. Established by City Councils, March 20, 1865. Resolved, — I. That Highway District No. One be extend- ed to the junction of Back River and Durham roads. II. That Highway Districts Nos. Two and Three be add- ed to and included in Highway District No. One. III. That Highway District No. Twenty-two be extended to the large Elm tree east of E. Faxon's house. IV. That so much of Highway District No. Twenty-three as runs from Rebecca Pinkham's gate to the turn of the road near Andrew T. Roberts' dwelling-house, be disannexed from said District No. Twenty-three, and annexed to and made part of Highway District No. Fourteen ; and so much as runs from the turn of the road near the dwelling-house of Samuel H. Hanson to Nathaniel Carleton's dwelling-house, be disannexed from said District No. Fourteen, and annexed to and made part of Highway District No. Twenty-three. 93 V. As established September 19, 1872. That so much of Highway District No. Eight, as lies between the junction of Sixth and Grove streets and the westerly end of the brick house, owned by John B. Hull, be disannexed from the said District No. Eight, and added to and made part of Highway Districts Nos. One, Two and Three. District No. i — Shall embrace all the streets, lanes and alleys in the compact part of the city, also Locust (formerly High) street to its head, Arch street, Silver and Washington streets to their junction with Arch, Fourth to its junction with Tolend road, Brick street to its junction with Grove street,. Franklin street to its junction with Chestnut street at the house of Capt. Porter, the Rollins road to its junction with Fresh Creek road, the Turnpike to Rollinsford line, Rogers street to the Gulf road west of Cushing's Mills, Payne street to the cul- vert beyond Piatt's Hill, Mt. Pleasant to cross road to Neck road near James Caton's house, Pleasant street to John Me- serve's house and to head of Locust street. District No. 2— Shall begin at Cushing's Mills, thence to James McDuffee's gate, the old road by Capt. James B. Gup- py's to Fresh Creek road, and Fresh Creek road east to the Rollins road to Rollinsford line. District No. 3 — Shall begin on Franklin street at the house of Capt. Porter, near the corner of Chestnut street, thence to the house of Levi Sawyer on Garrison Hill, including the Fresh Creek road, west of the Rollins road. District No. 4 — Shall begin at the house of Levi Sawyer on Garrison Hill, thence to Gage's Hill and to the junction of Rochesterand Gt. Falls road, by Mr. Haley's house to Rol- linsford, line, and, by George Page's house to Thos. Currier's. District No. 5— Shall begin at Somersworth line near 94 Henderson's house, thence down to Gage's Hill by both roads and to the junction of the Rochester and Gt. Falls road to Somersworth line. District No. 6— Shall begin at Somersworth line on Black- water road, thence to the Rochester and Somersworth lines. District No. 7 — Shall begin at Reynard's brook, south of David Sargent's house, thence by said Sargent's house to Roch- ester line ; also the road leading by the school-house to the railroad crossing, and the road to Moses Farnham's. District No. 8 — Shall begin at the junction of Grove and Brick streets, thence by the house of Ezra Kimball to Indian brook ; also the road by Richard Kimball's house to the house of Mr. Fuller, thence to the railroad crossing near the Whittier •bridge ; also the Upper Factory road, from the school- house to the south side of the bridge. District No. 9— Shall begin at Indian brook near the house of Oliver S. Home, thence by the house of Joseph W. Ben- nett to the railroad crossing on the cross road, and to the rail- road crossing near the Almshouse, and by the house of Paul Home to the house of Moses Farnham. District No. 10 — Shall begin at the railroad crossing near the Almshouse, thence by the house of Timothy II . Snell to Rochester line, the road leading to John Trickey's farm, and the cross road by the house of Horace Kimball to the railroad crossing. District No. n — Shall begin at Dover Point, thence to the junction of the roads near the house of the late Jeremy Roberts. District No. 12 — Shall begin at John Meserve's house, thence to the bridge below Stephen Austin's house. 95 District No, 13 — Shall begin at the junction of the roads near the house of the late Jeremy Roberts, thence to the red school-house, and main road to and across the bridge below Stephen Austin's house, with all the cross roads. District No. 14 — Shall begin at Amaziah Brownell's house, thence by the house of Nicholas Varney to Nathaniel Carlton's house and the Cowan road. District No. 15 — Shall begin at the culvert at Platte's Hill, thence by Samuel Hanson's 2d, to the old road and the Amos Burrows road. District No. 16 — Shall begin at the house of James Went- worth, thence to Spruce Lane, the David and Samuel Tuttle roads, the new road to Reynold's bridge, and the road to Madbury line. District No. 17 — Shall begin at the head of Locust street, thence to Spruce Lane, the Mast road to Reynold's bridge, the Drew and the Spruce Lanes. District No. iS — Shall begin at the Madbury line, thence by Simon J. Torr's house to Dunn's bridge, the Mast road to Reynold's bridge, and the Pudding Hill to Madbury line. District No. 19— Shall begin at the house of Joshua Trickey, thence by the house of Wm. Twombly to Madbury line, and from said road by Richardson's Mill to the Durham road, and then from said road to the farm of Joseph Bailey, and from said road to the Hanson shop (so-called.) District No. 20 — Shall begin at the house of Robert Chris- tie, thence to Madbury line by J. Cook's house, and to Mad- bury line by the house of J , F. Kelley, thence on cross road to the house of Wm. W. Wiggin, and on cross road by the house of Joseph Bailey to the farm of O. K. Hayes. District No. 21— Shall begin at the junction of the roads 9 6 near the house lately owned by H. G. Otis, thence by the house of Ephraim Ham to Ebenezer Faxon's blacksmith shop, and both cross roads leading from said road across the Whit- tier bridge to the railroad crossing ; also the cross road to Wm. W. Wiggin's, and the cross road to the Upper Factory bridge. District No. 22 — Shall begin at Ebenezer Faxon's black- smith shop, thence by the house of Frank Brawn to Barring- ton line, the road to Rochester line, the road to Madbury line, and cross road over the Watson bridge to the railroad cross- ing. District No. 23— Shall begin at the junction of the roads near the house of Andrew T. Roberts, thence by Ivory Paul's house to the junction of the roads near Samuel H. Hanson's house, and the cross road to Mrs. Pinkham's. District No. 24 — Shall begin at the Eliot Bridge, thence over the new and old road to the brook by Stevens & Wiggin's glue-works ; the cross road to Portland street, and the Creek road to Rollinsford line. Particular Notice To Persons havitig Claims agai?ist the City City Clerk's Office, ) City of Dover, April, 1881. J Persons having claims against the City should carefully note the name of the individual who orders the article or service, and should inquire to what department the charge should be made. When there are charges belonging to different departments, separate bills must be made, including only charges belonging to each department. What these are may be readily seen by reference to the foregoing accounts. Unless this is done, the claimant will be put to the trouble of making out his account the second time. The claimant should then have the bill approved by the person who authorized the charge, and then presented to the City Clerk. All bills thus prepared and delivered to the Clerk at any time during the month, will be laid before the Committee on Accounts at their next meeting, which is on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7 1-2 p. m. Bills not thus prepared and de- livered, will lay over one month. JOHN B. STEVENS, Jr., City Clerk.