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Michael P. Connery,



Michael J. Lynch,
Frank M. Priest,
Patrick F. Ryan,
James T. Donoghue,
Rock H. Lalondc,
Maurice M. O'Connor,
Thomas Bresnahan,
Maurice II. Shine,
Matthew MeClellan,
Daniel C. McCarthy,
Frank R. Metcalf,
Richard H>. Lowcock,
William Carey,
Michael Driscoll.
Peter J. Manning,
Patrick J. Kennedy,
Edward F. Gihlay,"
Patrick J. Driscoll,
Thomas J. Rourke,
Patrick J. Gaughan,
Andre J. Seney,
John J. (VDonnell,
John J. Grady,
Mederie II. Beloin,
John II. Goss.



LOCKUP KEEPER.

Patrick Herbert.



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24 CITY OFFICERS

SPECIAL POLICEMEN.

Otto Egar, 1097 Main street.
Patrick J. Meaney, 288 Elm street.
Edward M. Clancy, 123 Walnut street.
James J. Fitzgerald, 21 Worcester place.
Paul C. Egar, 357 Park street.
Frank J. Sullivan, 28 Clinton avenue.
Conrad Anderson, Whiting Farm.
Felix McCarthy, 4 Whiting avenue.
Thomas W. Doyle, 236 Hampden street.
Patrick J. Griffin, 672 High street.
Edward Cadieux, 9 Brown avenue.
John F. O'Connor, 73 Bond street.
John Schmidt, 664 So. Bridge street.
Arthur P. McGuire, 113 High street.
Robert J. Smith, 103 Pine street.
John D. Hardy, 149 Brown avenue.
Patrick F. .Sullivan, 44 Gates street.
James J. Sullivan, 201 Park street.
Timothy J. Mannix, 89 Bowers street.
Charles A. Fisher, 84 Hampshire street.
Patrick J. Conway, 4 Elm street.
Thomas M. Scanlon, 105 North East street.
John F. Richardson, 604 Northampton street.
Charles R. Evans, 2 Grover street.
Daniel W. Young, 29 Linden street.
Philip Griffin, 101 Pine street.
John C. Doran, 91 Fountain street.
Henry Lempke, 21 Jackson street.
Joseph Chezek, 133 High street.
Patrick Fitzgerald, 89 Beech street.
John II. Bell, 10 Cottage avenue.
Auburn P. Capen, 19 Linden street.
Horace A. Lunn, 43 Taylor street.



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CITY OFFICERS 2$

Jeremiah J. Linnehan, 749 Dwight street.
George Young, 131 Oak street.
George S. Little, 159 Elm street.
Prank L .Avery, 807 Dwight street.
Theophile Lamagdelain, 525 Summer street.
Charles H. Goodrich, 12 Grover street.
Joseph Beaudin, 8 Hampden street.
Gilbert Potvin, 272 Maple street.
John B. Potvin, 31 East Dwight street.
William P. Salsbury, 82 Brown avenue.
Thomas St. Peter.

Alexander Maher ,454 Northampton street.
Frank Vogel, 35 Martin street.
Anthony Doucette, 483 Dwight street.
Edward Stratton, 997 Dwight street.
Frederick G. Bartlett, 296 Cabot street.
James Thompson, 52 Taylor street.
Joseph Duhaime, 507 Canal street.
Clarence E. Provost, 45 James street.
Michael Kerin, 213 Lyman street.
Leopold Sabourin, 560 East street,
Franz E. Klopfer, 95 Jackson street.
Jonas A. Watts, 142 Elm street.
John McCombs, 748 Dwight street,
Eli I. Brockett, 21 Beacon avenue.
John S. O'Neill, 215 Sargeant street.
Bert A. Chadbourne, 19 Brown avenue.
John Beauchemin, 59 Commercial street.
Charles S. Roberts, 245 ,Sargeant street.
Patrick Geran, 130 Pine street.
John Kennedy, 243 Lyman street.
William Bresnahan, 42 Front street.
Thomas Shea, 45 Elm street.
James Hennessey, 84 Pine street.
Francis J. Linnehan, 1 Sonoma place.
Moses Gregore, 87 Front street.



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Martin Finn, 65 North East street.

Peter J. Lappin, 136 East street.

John B. Sullivan, 269 Elm street.

Stanley A. Arent, 361 Park street.

Timothy Maloney, 37 John street, Willimansett.

Carl F. Geissler, 316 Park street.

Albro M. Ricker, 79 Pleasant street.

Henry B. Spencer, 654 Dwight street.

Omer Lapointe, 565 Canal street.

Joseph N. Landry, 181 Chestnut street.

Edmund Dupuis, 95 Jackson street.

Napoleon B. Emery.

David O'Kcefe, B. & M. depot.

Harlon C. Ashley, Cherry street.

Edward O'Connell, 6 Mosher street.

Jerry Codairre, 594 Main street.

William F. Driscoll, 93 Newton street.

Edgar A. Spooner, Highland Terrace.

James J. Sullivan, 201 Park street.

Daniel S. Cronin, 74 .Samosett street.

Charles L. Schoenfeldt, West Holyoke.

Hugo Zenner, Rock Valley.

George Hoffmeyer, Rock Valley.

Joseph L. Rigali, 109 High street.

William Mossman, B. & M. Railroad.

Fred S. Webber, 272 Hampden street.

William B. Rogers, 764 Dwight street.

W. A. Baldwin, 417 High street.

Thomas J. Slavin, 134 South street.

Andrew Jodoin, 572 Bridge street.

William J. McLaughlin, 40 Main street.

John Reilly, 20 Hampshire street.

Joseph Lescault, 362 High street.

Carl Bock, 2 Elliott street.

John Davitt, 609 South Bridge street .

Joseph D. Goddu, 21 Prospect street.



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CITY OFFICERS 2J

Melvin N. Snow, 5 Allyn street.

John Bunyan, 119 Cabot street.

George M. Miller, 19 Hampshire street.

Louis Therrien, 233 Main street.

George A. Lucas, 101 Race street.

Martin Fitzgerald. 167 Lyman street.

Thomas Skilling, 20 Newton street.

Elzear Robert, 640 East street.

Alexander S. Miller, 101 Sycamore street.

Frank McQuillan, 44 Ely street.

James H. Hyde, 62 Commercial street.

Patrick F. Dowd, 97 Bowers street.

Tulio Gottardy, 107 High street.

Charles II. .Smith, .1514 Dwight sereet.

Harvey Robinson, 287 West Hampden street.

Mark Wellington, 12 Pearl street.

George W. Rackliffe, 35 Hitchcock street.

Harry M. Leonard. 27 Newton place.

Napoleon Duval, 17 Bond street.

David A. Raymond. 28 Newton place.

Joseph Carrivon, 137 Center street.

Alphonse Duclos, 59 Commercial street.

Frank J. Meehan. 3 Ely street.

Elisha N. Brigham, 98 Brown avenue.

William E. West, 19 Glen street.

George F. Hills, 63 West street.

Dennis Pepin, 151 Park street.

Michael Healey, Easthampton road.

Romeo R. Turconi, 412 Maple street.

Amedee D. Turcotte, 145 Main street.

Arthur B. Parker, 18 Newton street.

Thomas E. Gallagher, cor. Dwight and Linden streets.

John J. Daley, 51 Bond street.

Patrick O'Connor, 57 Bridge street, So. Hadley Falls.

Thomas F. Buckley, So. Main street, So. Hadley Falls.

Fred S. Williams, *272 Hampden street.

Henry W. Williams, 272 Hampden street.

Jeremiah J. Murphy, 33 Sargeant street.



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John J. O'Connor, Ingleside.

Joseph W. Eaton, 272 Hampden street.

Dennis Lareau, 29 Lyman street.

Henry D. Packard, 111 Main street.

Louis B. Laroche, 576 So. East street.

Charles Grandchamp, 7 Commercial street.

Philias J. Tetreault, 526 So. Bridge street.

Henry Godin, 540 So. Canal street.

Prank W. Redfern, 117 Race street.

Patrick J. Manning, 105 North East street.

Patrick J. Maley, 44 Walnut street.

Nelson W. Rogers, 171 Pleasant street.

Gilbert Beaupre, 3 Crescent street.

Charles Ward, 175 Oak street.

John W. McDonald. 105 East street .

William L. A bar, 326 Main street.

Albert Uschmann, 630 Main street.

Patrick J. Dempsey, 808 Dwight street.

Pierre Coulombe, 30 Hamilton street.

Thomas J. Kelley. Rock Valley.

Michael W. Ginley, 1502 Dwight street.

John C. Ilanley, 117 Pine street.

Joseph Garrant, 34 Hampden street.

James H. Leach, Mt. St. Vincent.

Levi S. Whitcomb, 283 Elm street.

Martin J. Rohan, 78 Walnut street.

Arthur P. Hurlburt, 5 Park street.

Henry Bouthiller, 5 High street.

Emil B. Ezold, 23 Vernon street.

Joseph H. Saulnier, Chicopcc street. Willimansett. \

Irving Teahan, 14 Lyman street.

Frederick A. Wheeler, 148 South street.

Thomas Dean, 35 Elm street.

William McNaught. 200 Sargeant street.

Gust a v Miller, 11 Grant street.

Adelard Lafontaine, 23 Hamilton street.

Godfrey Lachapelle, 682 East street.



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CITY OFFICERS 29

Timothy Palvey, 56 Pine street.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, 225 Lyman street.
Michael Foley, 54 North .Summer street.
Michael J. Baker. 86 Beech street.
John Kiely, 31 Bond street.
Alfred D. Duroeher, Jr., 185 1 /-. Main street.
Frederick X. Sears, 235 Elm street.
Emerson C. Coe, 77 Carlton street.
John F. Smith, 536 Canal street.
Ira I. Dobbs. 96 Pleasant street.
Patrick Clifford. 14 Center street,
Charles Gaffney, 10 Grover street.
Joseph Meehan. 102 Sargeant street.
James Henderson. 36 Chestnut street.
Felix Tokarski, 38 Union street.

CONSTABLES.

Valentine J. O'Donnell, 33 Fairfield avenue.
Alexander X. Lapointe. Hillside avenue.
Ernest K. Laduke, Coit street.
Leon W. Bliss. West field street.
Salime J. Benoit, 123 Walnut street.
Fred Laduke. Coit street.
John Schmidt. 664 South Bridge street.
J. .Sidney Wright. 16 Taylor street.

WEIGHKKS OF BOILERS AND HEAYY MACHINERY.

William M. Hart. 20 Newton street.
Leonard Mahan. 124 Cabot street.
John Moore. 5 Shawmut avenue.

MEASURERS OF PLASTERING, PAINTING, BRICK
AND STONE.

E. A. Ellsworth, 40 Essex street.
M. J. Teahan. 81 Nonotuck street.



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30 CITY OFFICERS

Timothy J. McCarthy. 41 Waldo street.

W. J. Howes, 18 Taylor street.

A. F. Sickman, 161 Lincoln street.

J. M. Sickman, 215 Oak street.

J. J. Keane, 24 Linden street.

John J. Kirkpatrick, 10 Beacon avenue.

M. N. Snow, 5 Allyn street.

Wallace E. Sawin, 12 Taylor street.

MEASURER OP GRAIN AND MEAL.

William R. Ross, 16 Taylor street.

CARETAKER OF CITY HALL CLOCK.

A. Judson Rand.

INSPECTOR OP MILK, BUTTER AND VINEGAR.

James- K. Morrill.

INSPECTOR OP PETROLEUM.

James K. Morrill.

FENCE VIEWERS.

Daniel O'Connell, 188 Hampden street.
Almon A. Jones, 283 Hampden street.
Newton F. Holmes, 370 Maple street.

FIELD DRIVERS.

Charles B. Davis, 243 Elm street.

Edward R. Crafts, 268 Northampton street.

Michael Shine, 78 Nonotuek street.

Richard Peters, 17 Pearl street.

Harvey H. Carter, 388 Appleton street.

Henry J. Campbell, 71 Ely street.

John A. Davis, 263 Hampden street.



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WEIGHERS OP HAY, STRAW, COAL, ETC.

Herbert H. Fiske, 225 Appleton street.
T. L. Curran, 107 Main street.

F. A. Whiting, 82 Main street.
Thomas Fitzgerald, 33 Elm street.
P. J. Mori arty, 8 O'Connor avenue.
C. R. Evans, 2 Grover street.
Homer P. Fiske, 255 Appleton street.
William S. Thorpe, 176 Lincoln street.
George I. Sackett, 251 Northampton street.
Margaret Lawless, 82 Main street.

E. R. Crafts, 268 Northampton street.

G. H. Lynds, 11 Harrison avenue.
E. G. Whiting, 246 Oak street.
Edward A. Best, 109 Brown avenue.
John Griffin.

William S. Beeehing. 8 Washington avenue.

John J. Finn, 1109 Dwight street.

John J. Kenney, 99 Walnut street.

Patrick Murphy, 81 Elm street.

Ryno L. Bibeau, 27 Cabot street.

Louis Bibeau, 85 Race street.

Maurice T. Moriarty, South Hadley Falls.

Ananie J. Duhamel, 348 Main street.

Hosea B. Fuller, 180 Pleasant street.

Michael F. Maloney, 541 Bridge street.

Michael F. ,Shea, 48 Davis street.

William Bresnahan, 42 Front street.

B. E. Sullivan, 18 Parker street.

George A. Lawrence, 11 Park street.

Thomas Shea, 45 Elm street.

Francis J. Linnehan, 1 Sonoma place.

Joseph Laframboise, Prew & Co., Willimansett, Mass.

Stella Kirkpatrick, Prew & Co., Willimansett, Mass.

Hilarion Duhamel, 306 Main street.

John Kennedy, 243 Lyman street.



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$2 CITY OFFICERS

James Hennessey, 84 Pine street.
William T. Wilson, Northampton street.
Alfred Frechette, 125 Main street.
John Walsh, St. Jerome avenue.
Mary Donoghue, 605 So. Bridge street.



MEASURERS OF WOOD, BARK AND CHARCOAL.

T. L. Curran, 107 Main street.

E. R. Crafts, 268 Northampton street.
R. T. Prentiss, 1 Taylor street.
Margaret Lawless, 82 Main street.
Daniel O'Connell, Jr., 188 Hampden street.
W. S. Thorpe, 176 Lincoln street.
Thomas Fitzgerald, 33 Elm street.

C. H. Richards, 242 Oak street.
M. J. Teahan, 81 Nonotuck street.
C. B. Davis, 243 Elm street.

F. A. Whiting, 82 Main street.
E. G. Whiting, 246 Oak street.

P. J. Moriarty, 8 O'Connor avenue.
John J. Finn, 1109 Dwight street.
Homer P. Fiske, 255 Appleton street.
Maurice T. Moriarty, So. Hadley Falls.
M. E. Fitzgerald, So. Hadley Falls.
Edward A. Best, 109 Brown avenue.
John Kenney, 123 Pine street.
John Walsh, St. Jerome avenue.
Mary Donoghue, 605 So. Bridge street.



WEIGHERS OF BEEF, PORK, MUTTON AND HIDES.

W. O. Judd, 127 Chestnut street.
F. C. Steele, 144 South street.



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SURVEYORS OF LUMBER.

S. M. Knowles, 6 Cottage avenue.
Casper Ranger, 507 Appleton street.
Joseph S. Merrick, 225 Walnut street.
Arthur W. Little. 19 Cook street.
F. W. Ely, 296 Locust street.
A. Judson Merrick, 224 Elm street.
M. J. Teahan, 81 Xonotuck street.
Lewis Warner, 52 Pearl street.
Patrick Walsh, 787 Dwight street.

POUND KEEPER.

Joseph Lescault, 362 High street.

BURIAL AGEXT.

Harry Crosby, 388 High street.



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ELECTION OFFICERS.



WARD ONE— PRECINCT A.

Warden — Patrick Gear.

Deputy Warden — Henry Fitzgibbon.

Clerk — Charles II. Goodrich.

Deputy Clerk — Rodolphe Baillargeon.

Inspectors — Cornelius F. Crowley, James Clark, Ernest
Provost, Clark E. Belding.

Deputy Inspectors — Jeremiah Mannix, Albert Langlois,
Michael II. Fitzgerald, William M. Perry.

WARD ONE— PRECINCT B.

Warden — John H. Ryan.

Deputy Warden — Michael M. Murphy.

Clerk — Wilbur A. Robinson.

Deputy Clerk — John Irvin.

Inspectors — WilliamViens, Henry Frappier, Thomas J.
Maroney, Francis J. Meehan.

Deputy Inspectors — John F. Kennedy, Thomas J. Mur-
ray, Ulric Montcalm, Frank F. Lipps.

WARD TWO— PRECINCT A.

Warden — Odilon Moreau.

Deputy Warden — Louis A. Turgeon.

Clerk— Fred A. Monat.

Deputy Clerk — Romuald O. Lamagdelaine.

Inspectors — Rodolphe A. Coderre, Fred T. Vigneaux,
Charles J. Perry, Hilaire Jacques, Jr.

Deputy Inspectors — Joseph E. Lapointe, Octave Ber-
geron, Walter W. Larivee, Philias J. Goddu.



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WARD TWO— PRECINCT B.

Warden — Edward J. Whalen.

Deputy Warden — Dennis Healey.

Clerk — Joseph B. Fontaine.

Deputy Clerk — Edward Bourbeau.

Inspectors — Edward J. Rourke, Jr., John L. Fournier,
Edward D. Welch, Max Weisbach.

Deputy Inspectors — John C. Col ton, Elzeard Robert,
Dennis Kelliher, Felix Brodeur.

WARD THREE— PRECINCT A.

Warden — Isadore W. Davis.

Deputy Warden — Fred Leining.

Clerk— Thomas E. Begley.

Deputy Clerk — Bartholomew Donoghue, Jr.

Inspectors — -George E. A. Clarenbach, George Barnett,
Jr., Michael Corridan, Edward Hart.

Deputy Inspectors — John Thomson, George H. LeDoyt,
August H. Baush. James Murray (56 Chapin Street.).

WARD THREE— PRECINCT B.

Warden — Paul II. Koehler.

Deputy Warden — August Boie.

Clerk — John F. Lowcock.

Deputy Clerk — Frank Martin.

Inspectors — Henry Sussenguth, Jr., Ernest Satler, John
F. Higgins, John Cronin.

Deputy Inspectors — Karl A .II. Neumann, Edward Hen-
ault, John Schmidt, Herman Wagenknecht.

WARD FOUR— PRECINCT A.

Warden — John J. Byrnes.

Deputy Warden — Thomas J. Begley.

Clerk — Joseph D. Goddu.

Deputy Clerk — Alexander P. Barre.



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Inspectors— Frank Lamay, William J. Dillon, Joseph
Masse, Hormisdas Thomas.

Deputy Inspectors— Thomas C. Dufresne, Urban Flem-
ing, Elzear F. Vautrain, James Long.

WARD FOUR— PRECINCT B.

Warden — James J. Driseoll.

Deputy Warden— William J. O'Connor.

Clerk— John R. MeNally.

Deputy Clerk — Joseph K. Menard.

Inspectors— Michael Kerin, Levi Russell, David A. Hen-
drix, Joseph J. McCarthy.

Deputy Inspectors— .Joseph Archambault, Michael J.
Grady, Joseph Daudelin, Patrick Shea.



WARD FIVE— PRECINCT A.

Warden — James H. O'Connell.

Deputy Warden — Edward J. Kenney.

Clerk — Ira J. Humes.

Deputy Clerk— Edward C. Purrington.

Inspectors— Richard S. Burns, Daniel F. O'Connell,
Henry B. Spencer, G. Herbert Foster.

Deputy Inspectors — John J. O'Connor, Joseph N. Prew,
Joseph A. Hinchcliffe, Patrick Green.

WARD FIVE— PRECINCT B.

Warden— Elliot D. ,Shaw.

Deputy Warden — Frederick L. Bardwell.

Clerk — Frank O'Connor. .

Deputy Clerk— Michael P. Hifle.

Inspectors — John L. Connor, White P. Bidwell, Thomas
J. Hart, Burlin M. Poole.

Deputy Inspectors — Patrick W. Fitzgerald, George E.
Johnson, Michael J. Kingsley, Charles S. Murlless.



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WARD SIX— PRECINCT A.

Warden — Fred X. Ricker.

Deputy Warden — Charles E. Watson.

Clerk — Lawrence F. Dowd.

Deputy Clerk — Edward L. Cassidy.

Inspectors — Lawrence H. Fortier, Charles McCauley,
James Devine, William R. Shumway.

Deputy Inspectors — Xewton F. Holmes, Thomas O'Con-
nor, George P. Gagnon, Andrew Xye.



WARD SIX— PRECINCT B.

Warden — Henry J. Bogue.

Deputy Warden — Peter Freeman, Jr.

Clerk — Frederick Shearer.

Deputy Clerk— Albion F. Hitchcock.
Inspectors — Edward Cramer, Wilbur II .Stedman, Michael
F. Danehy, Edmund J. Lee.

Deputy Inspectors — James T. Barry, William G. Beau-
dro, James Gray (P20 Cabot street), Patrick Cavanaugh.

WARD SEVEN— PRECINCT A.

Warden— Willis D. Ballard.

Deputy Warden — George W. Doane.

Clerk— Thomas O'Keefe.

Deputy Clerk — Bernard F. Bigelow.

Inspectors — Linus I). Crafts, Frank L. Buck, William
S. Thorpe, Arthur R. Root.

Deputy Inspectors — Raymond P. Allen, Herbert C. Ke-
gan, W T illiam R. S. Chase, William H. Delaney.

WARD SEVEN— PRECINCT B.

Warden — Walter F. Batchelder.
Deputy Warden — John M. James.



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Clerk— John W. .Seolley.

Deputy Clerk— Michael W. Seolley.

Inspectors — Earl J. Cain, Edwin B. Evans, William
O'Connell, John H .Delaney.

Deputy Inspectors — Thomas E. Sullivan, Richard P.
Stapleton, Levi E. Fay, J. Harold Ely.



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REPORT OF

FIRE COMMISSIONERS.



Office of Fire Commissioners,

Holyoke, Mass., Dec. 26, 1907.

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and Board of Aldermen.

Gentlemen: — Your Board of Fire Commissioners pre-
sent to you their report for the year ending December 1,
1907.

The Hoard met January 8, 1907, and organized by the
election of Charles L. Newcomb as Chairman, George J.
Prew as Vice-Chairman and John Hildreth as Secretary.

The past year started most inauspieiously, for on the
seventh day of December we had the worst fire to contend
with that we have had for a long time, namely, the MeAus-
lan & Wakelin fire. It started in the basement of the store
occupied by Fay & Shumway and evidently when discovered
had been burning for some time ; the location of the fire
made it impossible for the firemen to get at the heart of the
fir**. The style of construction of the building was such
that it was impossible to prevent the flames from creeping
up the partitions and so breaking out in the top story, al-
though there was no fire in the second and third stories.
The aerial truck with the Xeweomb nozzle attached un-
doubtedly saved this building from destruction as it sent
through the top story windows a solid stream of water and
we were able to keep this stream at work all the time even
if the apparatus was coated with ice.



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Our department never did better and more effective
work than at this fire; they demonstrated their ability to
successfully cope with a large fire. The day was bitterly
cold, and your Commissioners who were personally present
at the scene of the fire did all they could to protect the men
from any bad effects from the inclement weather by furnish-
ing them with hot coffee and food.

The Springfield, Northampton. Greenfield and South
Hadley Falls fire departments rendered very efficient help,
which we gratefully acknowledge. Such acts of neighborly
kindness help to make life worth more to us all. This fire
resulted in a loss of $118,602.45, and as the total loss for
241 fires and alarms was $145,672.98 it will be seen that the
total loss on the other 240 fires and alarms was only $27.-
070.53, and any citizen who will take the trouble to examine
the list of fires for the past year will agree that the record
made by our fire department will not suffer by a comparison
with previous years. The net loss above insurance this year
is larger than for many years because some of our merchants
did not have sufficient insurance to cover the extra stock
that they carry at Christmas time, and so fires that hap-
pened about that time resulted in considerable loss to the
insured, namely, $16,769.84 above insurance paid, but when
we consider that the value of the property directly endang-
ered by fire, this year amounted to nearly eight millions of
dollars, upon which there was nearly five millions of dollars
of insurance, we congratulate our citizens that the losses
were as small as they were.

Our city continues to grow rapidly, especially in Ward
Six which is being filled by large apartment blocks. Fires
in any buildings require prompt attention but especially is
this true in apartment blocks crowded as they are with
human beings. A few minutes delay in getting to a fire
may result in the loss of some precious human life. We
take this occasion to thank the public in general and the
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in which they have responded to our appeal for their co-
operation in keeping the streets clear as soon as an alarm
of fire is rung. And we again make this same request and
trust that everybody will assist us in this matter.

The addition to the Highland Engine House will make
this house a really good Engine House. We have asked for
this improvement for many years and we take pleasure in
thanking you for removing the dangerous conditions that
prevailed at this house.

We regret to report that four persons lost their lives
in our city the past year from accidents by fire, namely,
Jan. 4. 1907, Janet Irving; Feb. 5 ,1 907, Mrs. Bridget Far-
rell; Feb. 9. 1907, Ann Garvan; Oct. 18, 1907, Louis J.
Fountain.

These persons lost their lives by reason of some accident
to kerosene oil and it only emphasizes over again the re-
peated warnings of your Commissioners regarding the use
of this dangerous fluid.

We take pleasure in publicly commending both the offic-
ers and men in the Fire Department for their faithful, steady
and reliable work during the past years, and we are glad
the generosity of the Mayor and City Council has made it
possible for your Commissioners to show their appreciation
of the good work done by the Department by giving them
an increase in their pay. The revised salary list is as fol-
lows :

Pay of members first year $700.00

Pay of members second year 77.5.00

Pay of members third year 850.00

Pay of members fourth year 925.00

Pay of members fifth year 1000.00

Captains are paid $50.00 per year extra and Lieuten-
ants $25.00 extra.

We have purchased two new exercise wagons and also
a new combination hose and chemical wagon. This has been
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has long been needed as this house is located right in the
heart of a crowded tenement district and we are sure that
time will prove the wisdom of your Commissioners in pur-
chasing this very fine modern piece of apparatus.

The improvements we have mentioned have cost money
but we believe the money has been wisely spent.

We thank your Honorable Mayor and Board of Alder-
men for your generous appropriations which have made it
possible for your Commissioners to carry out the improve-
ments in the Department which they have made, and we
trust you will appropriate sufficient money to enable us to
continue to keep our Department up to a high state of
efficiency. We make the following recommendations. Some
of them are becoming stereotyped, but the necessity still
remains and at the risk of becoming tiresome we must re-
peat them.

First. The location of Engine House No. 1 on High
street continues to be as bad as ever ; indeed, it grows worse.
This street is so crowded that in the evening many pedestri-
ans have to use the street as the sidewalks are so crowded
there is no room to pass and to drive the heavy fire appa-
ratus along this street dodging street cars and pedestrians
is dangerous business, and we have had many narrow es-
capes from serious accidents. It is not necessary for us to
rehearse the arguments for a new house for headquarters;
they are well known to you, and we do most urgently re-
quest that you give this matter your careful attention.

Second. We again recommend that a new boiler be
put on Engine No. 3 and also on spare engine, so that these
engines may be used as spare engines and also to be used to



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