office three years, 1887-1890. His successor was Charles E. Demeritt, who
was superintendent three years, 1890-1893. The present superintendent,
Edward A. Willand, came into office April i, 1893, and held the office ten
years; the following six years were filled by R. M. Handy; since then Mr.
Willand has held the office to date, and his term does not expire until 1914.
He is a very efficient and popular manager.
All moved along smoothly until the third year of Superintendent Demer-
itt's term. His assistant manager was William P. Driscoll, who had special
care of the insane asylum, he and his wife residing in one apartment of that
building. For some reason not explained a very bad feeling had arisen
between them before the winter of 1893. Demeritt gave up all control of the
54 HISTORY OF STRAFFORD COUNTY
insane and the management of the asylum to DriscoU. The result of these
disagreements was disastrous.
On the night of March 9, 1893. a most calamitous event occurred. The
insane asylum was bunied to ashes, and forty-one of the forty- four inmates
were cremated. It was the most awful sight witnessed in Dover since burn-
ing of Maj. Richard \Valderne"s garrison two centuries before when the
Indians cremated him and a number of other Dover citizens. Soon after the
fire the State Board of Health visited the county farm and made a thorough
investigation. The board consisted of the following gentlemen: John B.
Smith, E. G. Eastman, James A. ^Veston, G. P. Cann, John J. Berry and
Irving A. Watson. March 8, 1893, they made a report to the General Court.
They took the evidence of everyone who was cognizant of the facts in the
They said the asylum was a two-story building, with two-story L with
attic, first floor occupied by the keeper (Mr. Driscoll) and his family and
seventeen inmates, second floor by nineteen inmates, attic by eight inmates.
There were fifty-six cells or apartments in all, twenty-one apartments or cells
on the first floor, twenty-three on second and twelve in attic. The asylum
was erected twenty-one years ago, repaired and enlarged wholly of wooden
materials, floorings, partitions, sheathings and furnishings to all the cells of
pine lumber, flooring and sheathing so dried and shrunken in portions of the
building as to enable persons to see each other between the floors and cells;
heated throughout by steam from boiler, pipe hung over head. Its location was
seventy feet west from the almshouse, and four miles from Dover (city hall)
and about six miles from Somersworth and Rochester. The outdoor en-
closure for the use of the inmates was surrounded by a wooden fence alx)ut
ten or twelve feet high ; windows to asylum barred by four or more bars ; also
some of the windows had heavy wire screening on the inside. The build-
ing had four doors, one in main building, one in cell, one leading into
the outdoor enclosure for women, and one leading into a like enclosure
for men. The building was supplied with 200 feet of rubber hose. 100 feet
of which was kept coupled onto pipe leading to tank in attic of almshouse;
capacitv of tank 20,000 or more gallons, that was always kept well filled
by supply from pumping station. Another 100 feet of hose hung on reel
near standpipe; also supplied with four water pails on first and four on
second floor, which were always kept full of water.
At the time of the fire and for several months previous, the management
and control of the asylum was in the hands of the keeper, William P. Dris-
coll, with the exception that he had nothing to do with the food and clothing
of the inmates, the same being supplied from the county almshouse under the
direction of Charles E. Demeritt, the superintendent. Mr. Driscoll was
assisted at the asylum by his wife, who was matron of the institution. There
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were no other employees, tlie entire care of the forty-four inmates devolving
upon Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll. I^'ormerly Mr. Demeritt had entire chaige of
the almshouse and the asylum, but, owing to a personal difficulty which arose
between himself and Mr. Driscoll, the county commissioners (D-vight E.
Edgerly of Farmington, Frank P. Reeve of Somersworth and W inthrop S.
Meserve of Durham) divided the authority by giving Mr. Driscoll full con-
trol of the asylum, and thereby relieving Mr. Demeritt of that especial duty.
There was a night watchman, Wilber Chesley, who received his orders
solely from Mr. Demeritt, superintendent of the almshouse, and who was re-
quired to make six rounds each night, one of the stations, No. 4, being in
the asylum of the insane. In making his 10 o'clock round on the night of
February 9, he saw upon entering the storm door at the main entrance to
the asylum, through the glass of the inside door, a reflection from the fire
in the cell of Mary La Fontaine. He entered the asylum as quickly as pos-
sible, and rushed to the apartment occupied by Mr. Driscoll and family at
the further entl of the corridor in the L and informed him of the fire. With-
out waiting to dress. Keeper Driscoll rushed to the cell occupied by Mary
La Fontaine and unlocked it, then turned and unlocked the cell of Jim Daly,
nearby, telling the watchman to "get some water and open the doors" ;
but while getting Daly out, Mrs. La Fontaine jumped upon Mr. Driscoll's
back. yir. Driscoll almost instantly disengaged himself from her, as he
states himself, and the watchman also testified that Driscoll had freed himself
from the woman before he (the watchman) had got the front door unlocked.
The watchman (Chesley) left the building as soon as possible, and the spring
lock effectually closed the door after him and could not be opened from the
inside. Driscoll proceeded to inilock the other cells and succeeded with those
upon the first floor, barely escaping from the building in season to save him-
self and family. By this time, owing to the combustible nature of the build-
ing, it was thoroughly on fire so that further efforts to subdue the fiames were
unavailable. Two of the inmates whose rooms were unlocked by Mr. Dris-
coll escaped from the burning building, and the one woman was rescued from
the second story from outside. The remaining forty-one inmates were cre-
.\fter gix'ing a summary of the testimony of each witness, the board says:
The board has carefully reviewed all the evidence presented in this case,
and has arrived at the following conclusions:
First. That the fire originated in the room occupied by Mary La Fon-
taine, and was, probably, ignited with a match in her possession. It was
known that matches were furnished those inmates who smoked. She smoked
occasionally, therefore it would not be difficult for her to obtain matches her-
self or from other inmates. That the attendant of the asvlum. \\'illiam P.
56 HISTORY OF STRAFFORD COUNTY
Driscoll, in a manner inexcusably careless, furnished matches to the afore-
said inmates when called for.
Seco)id. That the fire might have been extinguished immediately after
its discovery had the watchman, Mr. Chesley, and the keeper, Mr. Driscoll,
promptly made the attempt, inasmuch as at the time of its discovery the fire
was small, being, according to Mr. Driscoll's testimony, "no larger than a
bushel basket," and there was a fire hose ready for instant use, within a few
feet of the fire, which was not used at all.
Third. That Mr. Chesley, upon his own testimony, is shown to be totally
unfit for a watchman, by reason of his defective eyesight, and also in not
knowing, after having made the rounds of the institution for several months,
that there was a fire hose and fire buckets in the asylum.
Foiirtli. That the superintendent, INIr. Charles E. Demeritt, while having
many commendable qualities, was inefficient in his administration of the af-
fairs of the institution in the following particulars : Neglect in not having
given specific instructions to his employees (and especially the watchman)
as to what should be done in case a fire was discovered ; in not disciplining,
or reprimanding the watchman for failure to perform his required duties,
as shown by the register dial of the watchman's clock ; in not haxing a proi>
erly organized and drilled fire squad, consisting of his employees and such
inmates as might be available.
Fifth. That the attendant, William P. Driscoll, was guilty of faulty
management in not having instructed the watchman regarding the means
available for extinguishing fire at the asylum, even though the testimony
shows that he had no authority over the watchman.
Sixth. That the county commissioners were negligent of their duties in
the following particulars : In not giving explicit instructions as to the man-
agement of the institution, both the almshouse and the asylum ; in not exam-
ining carefully and fully into all the details of the management of both these
departments, and remedying the defects that might ha\'e been readrly ascer-
tained by them; in not providing fire escapes, which they might have done,
to a greater or less extent, without a special appropriation for that purpose ;
in not furnishing suitable means for promptly liberating the inmates from
their cells, the testimony showing that several different keys were required
to unlock the doors ; in dividing the responsibility of the management of the
institution on account of personal differences between Mr. Demeritt and Mr.
Driscoll, instead of discharging one or both, and eiuiiloying one competent
man to take their places.
Sez'enth. That prior boards of county commissioners were guilty of offi-
cial negligence in not recommending to the county delegation such improve-
ments and changes as were necessary to the best interests of the institution, and
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for not taking action themselves as far as their authority extended under the
Eightli. That all previous county delegations have been guilty of allow-
ing to exist, and of maintaining, after having been officailly warned of its
condition in 1883, a building for the use of insane which was totally unfit
for the purpose, and at which has existed at all times the terrible danger
from fire, which finally destroyed it, with appalling loss of life.
Ninth. In investigating the rumors of intoxication connected with the
institution, the board found that Mr. Demeritt has, for a short period, been
addicted to the use of chloral; and that, in consequence of the use of that
drug, his efficiency was, perhaps, somewhat impaired — but this had no bear-
ing upon the question of the fire; that, so far as Mr. DriscoU was concerned,
it appears from his own testimony ana that of others, that several times
within a year he has been given to the excessive use of intoxicating liquor,
and on one occasion, at least, was gone from the institution two and a half
or three days, leaving nobody, except his wife, in charge of the asylum
during that time. There was no evidence showing that he ever drank at the
institution. The e\-idence further shows that two of the employees of the
institution had been seen in a condition of partial intoxication.
The above were the conclusions reached from the investigation by the
State Board of Health. That system for caring for the county insane was
the same in all counties, differing only in some minor details. The system
was the outgrowth of a forced necessity, the guiding principle of which
w^as to house, clothe and feed the incurable insane at the smallest possible
expense to the county. The result of this investigation had the effect on the
next Legislature to enact a law abolishing all of these county insane asylums,
and the State assumed the entire support, control and management of the
insane, and the county asylums were abolished.
The insane have not been kept at the county farm since then, but another
class the next thing to the insane, is housed there in large numbers — "drunks"
who are sent there from the police courts in Dover, Rochester and Somers-
worth, to be cared Jor in the house of correction, which was built there several
years ago; formerly they had been sent to jail; but the institution at the
farm was established so that during the inmates' term of service they could
be compelled to do farm work and in that way make some return for the
expense for board and clothing. The superintendent and his assistants have
given those who have been entrusted to their care very efficient instruction
in farm work, and sent them out to the world sober men, and in much better
health than when they began their term of "correction" ; but the historian
cannot find record of any permanent reform in their drink habits; the house
of correction has failed to "correct," permanently, the bad habits the men
58 HISTORY OF STRAFFORD COUNTY-
contracted which brought them into poHce court, when the judge could do
nought else but send them to the county farm.
The following have been county commissioners: 1867 and 1868, Joseph F.
Lawrence, Andrew Rollins and Uriah Wiggin; 1869, Andrew Rollins, Uriah
Wiggin and Josiah B. Edgerly; 1870, Mr. Edgerly, Mr. Wiggin and Jesse R.
Home; 1871, Mr. Home, Mr. Wiggin and Richard T. Rogers; 1872, Mr.
Wiggin, Mr. Rogers and True Wm. McDaniel; 1873, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Mc-
Daniel and Ephraim Whitehouse; 1874, McDaniel, Whitehouse and John S.
Hersey: 1875, Whitehouse, Hersey and Cotton H. Foss ; 1876, the same;
1877, Foss, Whitehouse and John Bartlett; 1878, Whitehouse, Bartlett and
William Pitt Moses; 1879, George Lyman, Samuel A. Seavey and Cyrus
Littlefield; 1880, the same; 1881, the same; 1882 and 1883, the same; 1884,
Ralph Hough, John L Huckins and William E. Waterhouse; 1885, Hough,
Huckins and Waterhouse; 1886, John F. Torr, Benjamin F. Hanson and
Joseph D. Roberts; 1887. Torr, Hanson and Roberts; 1888, Hanson, Roberts
and George P. Demeritt; 1889, Hanson, Demeritt and Roberts; 1890, George
P. Demeritt, John P. Rowe and Dwight E. Edgerly; 1891, Demeritt, Rowe
and Edgerly; 1892, Edgerly, Frank P. Reeve and Winthrop S. Meserve;
1893, William W. Cushman, John N. Haines and John D. Philbrick; 1894,
Cushman, Haines and Philbrick; 1895, the same; 1896, the same; 1897, James
A. Reynolds, Jabez H. Stevens and George H. Yeaton; 1898, Reynolds,
Stevens and Yeaton; 1899, Reynolds, Stevens and Yeaton; 1900, the same;
1901, 1902, 1903 and 1904, William T. Wentworth, Henry F. Cater and
William E. Pierce; 1905. 1906. 1907 and igo8, Edwin C. Colbath, Jeremiah
Langley and \\'illiam T. Hayes; 1909 and 1910, Benjamin F. Hanson, Walter
Delaney and Edgar J. Ham; 1911 and 1912, Ham, Frank M. Libbey and
Charles E. Hoitt; 191 3 and 1914, Ham. Libbey and Hoitt.
The -office of county commissioner has always been one of those most
eagerly sought by the county politicians. In the years of county conventions
at which these officials were nominated there was always a very lively
period of canvassing for the election of delegates who would make the de-
cision in the nominating convention. Some over-anxious candidates for
nomination would begin work a year in advance, making combinations that
would elect delegates who would favor them when the time arrived for
\-oting in the convention which would decide the question. The nominations
are made differently now, but the office is just as eagerly sought for.
STRAFFORD DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY
The Strafford District Medical Society was organized in 1808 with the
following charter members : Caleb Morse, Asa Crosby, Benjamin Kelley,
Simon Forster, Jabez Dow, Joseph Boidin, Jedediah Chapman, Josiah Lane,
Timothy F. Preston, Ichabod Shaw, Samuel Pray, Jeremiah Jewett, Abner
Page, John McCrillis, Jonathan Greeley, Samuel Gerrish, Robert Woodbury.
Presidents: Dr. Asa Crosby, Sandwich, 1808-11 ; Dr. Caleb Morse, Moul-
tonoborough, 1812-21; Dr. Jabez Dow, Dover, 1822-24; Dr. Ichabod Shaw,
Moultonborough, 1825-29; Dr. John McCrillis, Wakefield, 1830-32 ; Dr. James
Farrington, Rochester, 1833-35; ^i"- Stephen Drew, Milton, 1836-38; Dr.
John P. Elkins, New Durham, 1839-41; Dr. Noah Martin, Dover, 1842-43,-
Dr. J. H. Smith, Dover, 1844-45; Dr. J. S. Fernald, Barrington, 1846-47;
Dr. C. F. Elliot, Great Falls, 1848-49; Dr. John Morrison, Alton, 1850-51;
Dr. Nathaniel Low, Dover, 1852-53; Dr. J. C. Hanson, Great Falls, 1854-55;
Dr. P. A. Stackpole, Dover, 1856-57; Dr. A. Moulton, Ossipee, 1858-59;
Dr. D. T. Parker, Farmington, 1860-61; Dr. L. G. Hill, Dover, 1862; Dr.
I. W. Lougee, Rochester, 1863-64; Dr. M. R. Warren, Rochester, 1865-66;
Dr. A. G. Fenner, Dover, 1867-68; Dr. A. Bickford, Dover, 1869-70; Dr.
T. J. W. Pray, Dover, 1871-72; Dr. J. H. Wheeler, 1873-74; Dr M. C.
Lathrop, Dover, 1875-76; Dr. B. W. Sargent, Rochester, 1877-78; Dr. J.
S. Parker, Lebanon, Me., 1879-80; Dr. S. C. Whitties, Portsmouth, 1881 ;
Dr. John R. Ham, Dover, 1882; Dr. S. C. Whittier, Portsmouth, 1883; Dr.
J. \y. Parsons, Portsmouth, 1884-S5; Dr. Carl H. Horsch, Dover, 1886-87:
Dr. Charles A. Fairbanks, Dover, 1888-89; Dr. Henry Rust Parker, Dover,
1890-91; Dr. J. J. Berry, Portsmouth, 1892-93; Dr. Miah B. Sullivan, Dover,
1894; Dr. L. E. Grant, Somersworth. 1895; Dr. A. Noel Smith, Dover, 1896;
Dr. A. C. Heffinger, Portsmouth, 1897; Dr. Roscoe G. Blanchard, Dover,
1898; Dr. E. D. Jaques, South Berwick, 1899; Allen P. Hichmond, Dover,
1900: Dr. W. H. Nute. Exeter, 1901 ; Dr. John H. Neal, Rochester, 1902:
Dr. George P. Morgan, Dover, 1903; Dr. A. E. Grant, Durham, 1904; Dr.
George A. Folsom, Dover, 1905; Dr. P. H. Greeley, Farmington, 1906; Dr.
60 HISTORY OF STRAFFORD COUNTY
D. L. Stokes, Rochester, 1907; Dr. Louis \Y. Flanders, Do\er, 1908; Dr. T.
J. Dougherty, Somersworth, 1909; Dr. M. A. H. Hart, Farmington, 1910;
Dr. H. O. Chesley, Dover, 191 1; Dr. F. L. Keay, Rochester, 1912-1913.
Presidents pro ten:.: Jabez Dow, 1832; Dr. Noah Martin, 1841 ; T. J.
W. Pray, 1869; M. C. Lathrop, i860.
Secretaries: Dr. Samuel Gerrish, 1808-9; Dr. Jabez Dow, Dover, 1810,
1813-16; Dr. Jonathan Greeley, 1811; Dr. Samuel Pray, Rochester, 1812,
1817-19; Dr. Asa Perkins, 1820-22; Dr. Stephen Drew, Milton, 1823; Dn
Moses Colby, Ossipee, 1824-27; Dr. Thomas Lindsay, Jr., Wakefield, 1828-
30; Dr. John S. Fernald, Barrington, 1831-32; Dr. J. H. Smith, Dover,
1833-38; Dr. Levi Merrill, Dover, 1S39-44; Dr. P. A. Stackpole, Dover,
1845-54; Dr. L. G. Hill, Dover, 1855; Dr. A. G. Fenner, Dover, 1856-65;
Dr. Jeremiah Home, Dover, 1866; Dr. L R. Ham, Dover, 1867-78; Dr. C.
A. Fairbanks, Dover, 1879-87; Dr. Roscoe G. Blanchard, Dover, 1888; Dr.
Charles A. Fairbanks, Dover, 1889-98; Dr. Louis W. Flanders, Dover, 1899-
1906; Dr. H. O. Chesley, Dover, 1907-08; Dr. L. W. Flanders, Dover,
1909-12; Dr. F. L. Keay, Rochester, 1913.
Members from 1810-1913: 1810 — William Smith, Northwood; Moses
Colby, Ossipee; David W. Clark, Parsons' Field, Me.; Thomas Lindsey,
Wakefield ; William Chadbourne, Conway.
1812 — Benjamin Kittridge; Thomas Webster, Sanbornton.
1814 — Henry Sargent, New Durham.
181 5 — Thomas H. Merrill, Gilmanton.
1 81 6 — George Kittridge, Epping.
1817 — William Prescott, Gilmanton; John Morrison, Alton; Jonathan
Woodbury, Dover; Josiah Crosby, Meredith; John B. Elliot, Barrington;
Ebenezer Dearborn, New Durham.
1818 — Jacob Kittridge, Dover; Joseph Hammonds, Farmington; John
McCrillis, Wakefield; Asa Perkins.
igxQ — Stephen Drew, David S. Libbey, Effingham; Levi Merrill. Tuf-
1820 — James Farrington, Rochester.
1821 — Daniel Mowe, New Durham; Charles White, Sandwich.
1822 — Reuben Buck, Shapley, Me. ; Ichabod Shaw, Moultonborough ; John
P. Elkins, Middleton; Moses Colby, Ossipee.
1823 — Nathaniel Low, South Berwick, Me.; Alexander Hatch, Leba-
1824 — Freedom Seaver, Dover.
1825— Thomas Lindsay, Jr., Wakefield; Asael Dearborn, Effingham.
1827— John S. Fernald, Barrington; Thomas J. Tibbetts, Wolfborough;
Samuel W. Drew, Dover.
1828 — James Norris, Sandwich; J. B. Warner, Somersworth.
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1 83 1 — Jere. Dow, Farmington.
1832 — Richard Russel, Wakefield; G. L. Bennett, Middleton, George Kitt-
1834— O. W. Austin; M. R. Warren, Middleton.
1835 — Noah Martin, Dover.
1S36— J. W. Cowan, Dover; H. G. Ford; C. F. Elliot, Somersworth;
1837 — A. G. Fenner, Dover.
1839 — Alvah Moulton, Ossipee; David T. Parker, Fafmington; Richard
Steel; Richard Ruzzel.
1840 — Calvin Cutter, Dover; Jefferson Smith, Dover.
1 84 1 — Benjamin Woodman.
1842 — Calvin H. Guptill.
1843 — P. A. Stackpole, Dover; Stephen W. Drew.
1845 — J. L. Swinerton.
1846 — L. G. Hill, Somersworth; Jesse A. Sandbom, Wolfborough; Charles
Warren, Wolfborough; J. C. Hanson, Somersworth; Alvah Parker, East Leb-
anon, Me.; George D. Staples, North Berwick; S. H. Paul, Dover; Jeremiah
Home, Dover; \\'. H. H. Manson, Moultonborough ; Da\id Huckins,
1847 — Thomas Tuttle, Northwood.
1848 — Yeaton, Somersworth; Pratt, Wingate, Russell, Tyler, Somers-
worth; T. G. Pike, Durham; Oliver Goss, Tuftonbo rough.
1849 — Thomas J. W. Pray and Nicholas Folsom, Dover.
1850 — Abner Horn, Farmington; J. Farrington, Rochester; C. H. Shack-
ford and J. T. Page, Somersworth; G. W. Woodhouse, Alphonso Beckford,
Nathaniel Low, Dover; Leighton and Flanders, Durham; William Water-
1852 — Palmer of Strafford; C. Trafton, South Berwick; Palmer, Milton;
L W. Sawyer, Alton.
1854 — Frank Tuttle, Somersworth.
1855 — C. L. Hartwell, Farrington; Andrew J. H. Buzzell, Dover;
L S. Ross, Somersworth.
1858 — A. M. Winn and N. C. Parker, Farmington; Freeman Hall, North
i860— E. C. Dow.
1861 — Jefferson Smith, Dover; B. N. Fowle, Newmarket.
1862 — James H. Wheeler and G. E. Pinkham, Dover.
1864 — J. Ham, Dover.
1866 — John P. Horn and N. Woodhouse, Dover.
1867 — S. C. Whittier, Portsmouth; Alvah Junkins, Somersworth.
1868— John Bell, M. C. Lathrop, B. F. Kimball, Dover; O. G. Cilley,
Durham; A. C. Newell, Farmington; J. W. Buckman, Somersworth.
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1869 — R. B. Foss, Farmington.
1870— D. A. Wendell, Dover.
1871— C. A. Tufts, Dover.
1872— W. S. Atkinson, J. H. York, Dover; E. N. Tucker, Canyon.
1875 — Frank Haley, W. P. Sylvester, Dover; W. H. Horr, Salmon Falls;
J. S. Daniels, Barrington.
1876 — C. E. Swasey, W. H. Sylvester, Somersworth.
1877 — Eli Edgcomb, Somersworth; C. E. Blazo, Rochester; J. W.
1878— E. S. Berry, A. Noel Smith, D. P. T. Chamberlain and Charles
A. Fairbanks, Dover; N. C. Twombly, Strafford.
1879 — J. Pitts, Dover; E. Q. Adams, Kittery Point.
1880— J. L. M. Willis, Eliot; T. A. Rogers, Kennebuckport, Me.; C. E.
1881— F. J. Harmon, Sanford; W. E. Pillsbury, Milton; S. N. Nash,
North Berwick; G. O. Robbins, Somersworth; F. P. Virgin, Rochester; M.
B. Sullivan, Henry Rust Parker, J. G. Hayes, Dover; O. B. Hanson, Farm-
ington ; J. O. McCarrison, North Berwick.
1882 — Herbert F. Pitcher, Milton.
1883 — Frank L. Durgin, Sanford, Me.
1884 — Roscoe G. Blanchard, Dover.
1885 — El win W. Hodson, Carl H. Horsch, Dover.
1886 — Edwin D. Jaques, South Berwick, Me. ; Daniel P. Cilley, Jr., John
Young, Farmington; Charles M. Sleeper, South Berwick, Me.; William Hale,
1887 — Frank B. Morrill, North Berwick, Me.; William P. Watson,
Dover; George E. Osgood, East Barrington; Charles D. Jones, Milton; John
J. Berry, Portsmouth.
1888 — Harry H. Stackpole, Dover; George S. Emerson, South Berwick,
Me.; John D. O'Doherty, Dover.
1889 — George B. Emerson, Allen P. Richmond, Dover; Elwin T. Hub-
1890 — George P. Morgan, Dover; Lindsey E. Grant, Somersworth.
1892 — Dudley L. Stokes, Rochester; Henri A. Jendrault, Inez H. Ford,
Dover; Arthur C. Heffinger, Portsmouth; Thomas J. Ward, Dover.
igg^ — George A. Tolnian, Dover; Benjamin Chee\er, Portsmouth; James
S. Roberts, Durham.
18^4 — Frederick O. Fowle, Portsmouth; Louis W. Flanders, Dover.
1895 — Marion F. Smith, Hampton.
i8q6 — Thomas J. Dougherty, Somersworth; John H. Mudgett, Bar-
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1897 — William H. Dyer, Providence, R. I.; John C. Parker.
Admitted since 1897 to date — William H. Nute, Exeter; Albert E. Grant,
Stephen Young, John H. Neal, Frederick L. Hayes, Wesley M. Newcomb,
Hannibal P. Wheatley, John R. Pattee, Thomas W. Luce, Forrest L. Keay,
Frank W. Blair, John H. Bates, Chas. W. Hannaford, Ray J. Ward, John S.
Meserve, Wm. B. Kenniston, Philips H. Greeley, W'alter Tuttle, Pearl Tenny