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can pass as much water as two Hand Engines, if a supply of
water can be had. Without Reservoirs in many parts of the
City, a fire may break out, and the whole department be com-
pelled to look on utterly powerless to prevent it.

We have now but three Hand Engines with Companies, a Hook
and Ladder and Hose Company. They are all in a satisfactory
condition. Whenever called to duty they have promptly re-
sponded. But a single case of insubordination or disobedience
has been reported during the year. We further beheve that as
we get used to the operations of steam in the extinguishment of
fires, just so fast will the fire spirit be driven out of the minds of
our young men ; that foolish rivalry, which has so severely taxed
their energies, will disappear, and all will wonder that calamities
so serious as that of fire ever were a source of pleasure and
recreation to anybody.

The house of Engine No. 7 is in a rather dilapidated condition,
and the house of the Hose Company is unsuitable. Should a new
house be built for No. 7, it would be well, I think, to have it



76



large enough to contain the Hose Company also, if a convenient
location can be obtained.

I am happy in being able to state that the number of fires,
alarms, &c., Avere less than last year, and the loss, while being a
trifle greater, has been fully covered by insurance. No organ-
ized band of incendiaries have- carried on their diabolical "work.
We have reason to be thankful that we have been thus spared
from disastrous conflagrations by accident or design.

The accompanying documents give a full report of the members
of the department, the . condition of the engines and apparatus,
list of hydrants and reservoirs, and the general condition of the
department.

I cannot close without expressing the deep sense of obligation I
feel toward the Assistant Engineers of the Board for their cheer-
ful cooperation in the affairs of the year. A spirit of union and
harmony has pervaded all their actions, and their faithful labors
deserve the approval of the public. Accept my thanks for your
long continued confidence and support.

65



Whole number of alarms the past year,


.


Actual fires, ....


40


False alarms, ....


2


Alarms out of the City,


14


Burning chimneys, . .


4


Bursting of fluid lamps.


2


Other causes, ....


3



— 65
Total amount of loss, $22,973 ; Insurance, $28,600.

Number of alarms the previous year, 73. Loss, $18,446
Insurance, $29,570.

Respectfully submitted,

JAMES MUNROE, Chief Engineer.



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RESERVOIRS,

AND OTHER SOURCES OF OBTAINING WATER.



No.


Location.


No. of
Gallons.


Condition.


1


Eliot Square .......


25,000


Good.


2


Warren, near Washington Street' ....


30,000


Good.


:i


Corner of Washington and Eustis Streets .


16,000


Good.


4


Short Street


25,000


Good.


5


Chestnut Street, Mount Pleasant ....


15,000


Good.


6


(Corner of Fellows and Hunneman Streets


15,000


Good.


7


Cedar Street


15,000


Good.


8


Sidewalk, opposite No. 2 Engine-house . . . ' .


1,300


Good.


9


Corner of Washington and Kuggles Streets


18,000


Good.


10


Corner of Vernon and Auburn Streets ....


18,000


Good.


11


(Jorner of Dudley and Kenilworth Streets


18,000


Good.


12


Dudley, near Warren Street


18,000


Good.


13


Corner of Dudley and Greenville Streets


18,000


Good.


14.


Eaton, near Yeoman Street


18,000


Good.


15


Centre Street


18,000


Good.


16


Porter Street


18,000


Good.


17


Elm Street, Mount Pleasant


18,000


Good.


18


Walnut Street


18,000


Good.


19


Pearl Street


18,000


Good.


20


Eustis, CO. ner of East Street


18,000


Good.


21


Copeland Square


18,000


Good.


22


Well, corner of East and Davis Streets ....




Not Good.


23


Well, corner of Davis and Eustis Streets .




Not Good.


2*


Regent, near St. James Street


15,000


Good.


25


Corner of Ruggles and Cabot Streets ....


17.000


Good.


26


Adams, near Eustis Street


17,000


Good.


27


Davis Street


16,500


Good.


28


Oak Street


18,000


Good.


29


Norfolk Street


16,000


Good.


30


Corner of Greenville and Winthrop Streets .


19,500


Good.


31


Smith Street, near Parker Street, ....


18,500


Good.


32


(Corner of Warren and Waverly Streets ....


28,000


Good.


33




26,000


Good.


34


East Street, opposite Norfolk Avenue ....


26,000


Good.


35-^


VVashinj^ton Street, opposite City Hotel,


26,000


Good.


36


Swell Street, near Lead Factory,


30,000


Good.


37


Sliawmut Avenue, .




Good.


38


Walnut Street,


30,000


Good.








Good.




Wellin Samuel Guild's yard, near Bartlett Street .




Good.




Well in Patent Leather Works yard, Water Street




Not Good.



79



HYDRANTS,



FROM MOUNT WARREN, COCHITUATE AND JAMAICA POND PIPES.



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Location.


Source.


.Condition.


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St James Street


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Good.


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Alpine Street






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3


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4


Dale Street






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6


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Good.


6


Tremont Street, corner of Sudbury Street






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7


Tremont Street, corner of Ruggles Street






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8


Tremont Street, opposite Carpet Works






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9


Sidewalk; Texas Avenue, ....






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10


Washington Street, corner of Phillips Place






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11


Washington Street, opposite Isaac Davis's .






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12


Ruggles Street, opposite the late Catholic Church






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Good.


13


Vernon Street, corner of Belmont Street






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Good.


14


Vernon Street, corner of Washington Street






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Good.


15


Davis Street, corner of Webber Street






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16


East Street, opposite Stuhb's shop






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Good.


17


liast Street, corner of Davis Street






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Good.


18


Swett Street, near Curtis & Bl.ike's Mill,






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Good.


19


Corner of Orchard and Eustis Streets, .






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19


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20


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21


Ruggles Street, near Avon Place






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22


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Good.


23


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24


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26


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REPORT



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In conformity to the fifth section of " An Act relative to a Public
Cemetery in the City of Roxbury," the Commissioners respect-
fully submit their

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT.

Considerable progress has been made in the improvement of
the Cemetery the past year.

A green house seventy feet in length, divided for a propa-
gating house, is completed, and found to answer the purpose
intended. The large and increasing extent of the Cemetery re-
quired that we should have the means of preparing our own plants.

Lake Hibiscus has been enlarged the past season, by excava-
ting one and one half acres to a depth of five feet. We have a
surface of water three and one quarter acres ; there remains to
be completed three quarters of an acre ; when finished, the Lake
will contain an area of four acres. The copious springs found in
the bed of the Lake retarded the work of excavation, but they
give confidence that the supply of water will be abundant.

Twenty-two acres of land have been added to the Cemetery, at
a cost of nine thousand dollars ; the land belonged to Edmund M.
Fowler, and is bounded by Walk Hill and Canterbury Streets, in
West Roxbury. This purchase gives a permanent boundary on



84

the south-western side, and enables the Commissioners to lay out
to advantage the extending of the present avenues and paths.

The whole number of acres is one hundred and twenty-six ;
the aggregate cost, exclusive of interest, amounts to $46,644.67.

The fund which has been created by individuals paying a stip-
ulated sum, the interest of which is to keep their lots in perpetual
order, amounts to nineteen hundred and sixty-five dollars. The
importance of this arrangement will appear when it is taken into
consideration, that the. time may come when no one will be living
who will feel a personal responsibility as to the care of a lot. We
would call the attention of all persons interested, to an Act passed
February 25, 1852.

Monuments. Twenty-eight monuments have been erected the
past year. Among the number, General Sumner's is deserving
of particular notice.

General Sumner's lot on " Sumner Hill," is one of the finest in
the Cemetery. On an elevated mound, surrounded by wild and
picturesque boulders, stands a statue of most poetical concep-
tion and great beauty. A platform of three steps sustains the
pedestal and statue. The first step is of Quincy granite, the next
two, as also the base, die and capital of the pedestal are of Italian
monumental white marble, and the statue is of fine Italian statu-
ary marble, well selected for its uniform color and hardness. The
shield having the Sumner arms and motto, the frame to enclose
the medallion head, and the moulding of the cap and base indi-
cate the style as " transition," or of the period between classic
and Gothic architecture. The figure (of life size) representing
the Angel of the Tomb protecting the ashes of the dead, is in a
kneeling attitude, easy and natural. The beautiful face wears a
most impressive expression. The head is crowned with a wreath
of poppy buds, symbol of the eternal sleep. The drapery, which
the figure holds in one hand, partially enveloping an urn, is ele-
gantly rendered.

The author of this successful work is N. CantalaMessa Papotti,
of Rome, who is quite distinguished in his profession. We are
happy to learn that he has orders for other works to be placed in
this Cemetery.



85

Lots niEPAiiEi). One hundred and eighteen lots have been
prepared and ornamented with trees and shrubs.

Lots sold. One hundred and twenty lots and one hundred
and fifty graves in the Field of Ephron have been sold the past
year.

Lots finished. One hundred and five lots and one hundred
graves in the Field of Ephron are now ready for sale.

Avenues and paths. Twelve hundred feet of avenues and
fourteen hundred feet of paths have been excavated and filled
with stones and gravel.

Fences. Nineteen lots have been enclosed with iron fences,
nine with hammered granite and nine with hedges the past year.
Granite borders have added much to the ornament of the Ceme-
tery, especially where lots are situated on the corners of avenues.

Tombs. Four family tombs have been built.

Interments. Five hundred and forty-four interments in pri-
vate lots and in the Field of Ephron have been made during the
year. The -whole number of interments since the consecration,
June 28th, 1848, are five thousand and ninety-five.

The Receipts and Expenditures for the year have been as
follows : —

Receipts.

Balance unexpended February 1, 1860, . . $1,238 41

Received for 150 graves, . . . • . 1,500 00

" " 120 lots of land, .... 7,645 79

" " grading lots, stone posts, rent and wood, . 21,849 86



Expenditures.

Paid for labor on lots, avenues and paths,
" J. Seaverns and J. Parkinson, notes as principal
" Interest on notes, ....

" C. Hardwick & Co., stone posts and stone work
" P. McDonnell, stone posts, .
" D. G. Corliss, stone work, ...

Ainount carried forward, $18,888 81



$32,134


06


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21


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25


115


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Amount Irought forward,
Paid "West Castleton, R. R. Slate Co., grave covers, &c

" Edmund M. Fowler, for land,

" Nelson Curtis, brick, cement and lime,

" Kendall k Wood, labor and materials on green

house, .....

" G. Evers, plan for green house,

" Bailey & Jenkins, sashes for do., .

" J. J. Walworth, boiler, pipe, &c., for do.

" T. W\ Hoxie & Co., tube for do., .

•■' Boston Belting Co., pipe for do., .

" Tuttle, Gaffield & Co., glass for do.,

" Levi Champion & Co. " for do.,

" C. R. Hill & Co., pump and hose for do.

" Andrew Cummings, for do.,

" Levi Bolles, sashes for hot bed,

" Joseph Houghton, grain and meal,

" D. Hardacker, blacksmith's work, &c.,

" Oliver Moulton, salary as Superintendent,

" Joseph W. Tucker, keeping books and collecting

" Jeremiah Clement, collecting small bills,

" A. G. Day, labor and material on Chandler

house, .....

" Oliver Moulton, for sundry bills settled,

" J. T. Elhs & Co., powder, lumber, &c.,

" Arthur W. Austin, for horse,

" J. Runey & Co., flower pots,

" John M. Hewes, printing Reports,

" Norfolk County Journal, printing,

" A. F. Howe, insurance,

" Evers & Conley, trees and shrubs,

" B. F. Cutler, for trees,

" Daniel Brims, "

" J. Fottler. teaming,

" Peters & Co., "

" George G. Hook, hay,

" W. Wellington, "

" A. D. Williams, manure,

" Houghton & Mayo, lead,

" E. B. Rumrill, carpenter's work,

" James Boyd & Son, harnesses,

" E. A. Hovey, mending harness.

Amount carried fonvard,



,888 81

674 88

2,000 00

1,380 85

834 42

15 00

275 83

317 60

14 50

8 13

8 50

17 52

21 52
23 00
46 92

593 43
597 08
775 00
350 00
71 30

186 33

233 34

261 31

100 00

73 50

75 00

7 75

39 00

252 50

140 25

75 00

142 98

128 00

125 74

124 23

90 00

29 83

22 03
52 25
11 25



$29,084 58



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Amount brought forward^
Paid John E. Williams, mending harness,
" Chase, Brothers & Co., iron work,
" Parker, Gannett & Osgood, tools,
" West lioxbury, tax . . .
" G. G. Drew, lettering signs,
" James Simpson, making signs,
" D. Welch, for sundry bills settled,
" Allen Putnam & Co., coal
" T. B. Moses, surveying,
" Luther Bullock & Son, mason's work,
" F. A. Walker & Co., .
Balance carried forward to new account.



$29,084 68

16 87

70 00

50 21

54 18

8 00

4 60

49 16

39 00

30 00

10 00

3 00

2,714 56

$32,134 06



At the time of making the last Report, the debt was eleven
thousand dollars. Since that time six thousand dollars has been
paid, which reduced the amount to five thousand dollars. Seven
thousand dollars of City Scrip, issued December 1, 1860, to
Edmund M. Fowler, for land purchased of him, makes the amount
of debt now due $12,000.

FRANCIS C. HEAD,

Secretary of the Commissioners of Forest Hills Cemetery.
RoxBURY, Feb. 23, 1861.



In Boakd of Aldermen, Feb. 25, 1861.

Referred to the Committee on Accounts, with instructions to cause the same
to be printed with the Annual Report of Receipts and Expenditures.
Sent down for concurrence.

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk.

In Common Council, March 4, 1861.
Concurred.

JOSHUA SEAVER, Cleric.



DIRECTORY

TO

THE AYEI^UES Al^D PATHS



ASPEN" leads from White Oak to Willow avenue,

BEECH leads from Canterbury street gate to Lake avenue.

CEDAR leads from Rock Maple to Elm avenue.

CHERRY leads from Willow to White Oak avenue.

CHESTNUT leads from Egyptian gate to Rock Maple avenue.

CONSECRATION, from Chestnut avenue near Consecration hilL

CYPRESS leads from Beech to Larch avenue.

ELM leads from Fountain avenue to Canterbury street gate.

FIR, from Mount Vernon to Tupelo avenue.

FOUNTAIN leads from Juniper to Rock Maple and Willow avenue.

HEMLOCK leads from White Oak to Fountain avenue.

JUNIPER leads from Cherry to Fountain Avenue.

LAKE leads from Fountain, round Lake Hibiscus to Elm avenue.

LARCH leads from Fountain avenue to Cypress hill.

LINDEN leads from Mount Warren to Mount Warren avenue.

LOCUST leads from Egyptian gate to Mount Warren avenue.

MAGNOLIA leads from Chestnut avenue to the summit of Conse-
cration hill.

MULBERRY, from Egyptian gateway to white Oak avenue.

MOUNT VERNON, from White Oak to Miilberry.

NESUTAN leads from White Oak avenue round Eliot Monument hill.

PINE leads from. Mount Warren to Mulberry avenue.

POPLAR leads from Lake to Larch avenue.

RED OAK leads from Willow to White Oak avenue.

ROCK MAPLE leads from the junction of Fountain and White
Oak to the junction of Tupelo and Cedar avenues.

SPRUCE leads from the junction of Fountain and Juniper avenues
past the Field of Macpelah to Lake avenue.

TUPELO leads from Chestnut to Rock Maple avenue.

WALNUT leads from Tupelo to the junction of Mount Warren and


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