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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 
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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 
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352,07 

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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 



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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. 



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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. 



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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 



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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, 



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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, 



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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, 


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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- 



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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. 



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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 



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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 



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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. 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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- 



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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. 



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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. 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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. 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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 



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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. 

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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 

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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. 



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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 



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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. 



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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 



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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.