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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 8 0 Browse Search
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ty messenger department2,645.92 Civil service department275.00 Clerk of committee department3,708.47 Election expenses9,476.60 Engineering department22,743.52 Executive department5,362.15 Fire department82,171.99 Health department11,482.98 Incidental expenses14,514.68 Inspection of milk and vinegar1,388.14 Inspection of provisions747.89 Inspection of wires10,399.82 Interest118,099.84 Lamps department69,926.61 Land damages24,275.13 Law department3,970.45 Poor relief100,841.33 Parks222,475.05 Plumbers' examiner's department153.81 Police department110,784.22 Public library21,064.83 Public buildings154,289.89 School maintenance258,766.08 Sealer of weights and measures1,491.29 Sewers87,553.59 Sinking fund106,940.00 State aid23,159.91 Stationery and printing2,843.14 Street department223,205.21 Treasury13,471.50 Water-works758,054.81 ———-- Total$2,520,579.11 The state census of 1895 found the population of Cambridge to be 81,643. At the close of the half<
The Cambridge idea. Rev. David Nelson Beach. Some four or five years ago, a phrase broke in upon our Cambridge speech with such suddenness, energy, and large significance as are hard even yet to realize. Who first used it I do not know. My impression is that our present Superintendent of Parks, then a leading writer on our Cambridge newspapers, was one of the earliest to apprehend its potency, and that he with his skillful pen somewhat furthered its becoming widely used. But whoever it may have been that first uttered it, and however serviceable the writer alluded to, or any other persons, may have been in bringing it into current use, certain it is that it survived and became a power of its own accord, and in a way that no single individual or group of individuals could either have initiated or prevented. It was like a new star coming into the heavens. It was like a newly discovered force offering itself to the uses of man. That phrase stands at the head of this article
l Revere, and other Revolutionary heroes were accustomed to meet at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern and talk of freedom as a Masonic principle. The Masonic Association, which was inaugurated in Cambridge by eighteen brethren on the 6th of February, 1805, was known at first as the Aurora Society. Meetings were held at Hovey's Tavern, on the southwest corner of Main and Douglass streets. The original call included a statement of purpose signed by Daniel Warren, Asa Ellis, Benjamin Bigelow, Charles Parks, Nathaniel Livermore, Isaac Barnard, Nathaniel R. Whitney, Jr., Nathan Crane, Samuel Albee, John Wheeler, Andrew Adams, Luke Hemenway, Elijah Learned, Nathan Fiske, Salmon Morton, Ebenezer Watson, Daniel Smith, and William Warren. This list includes many well-known Cambridge names. In accordance with this call, the first meeting was held on the 9th of February, and soon after by-laws were adopted and officers elected. The by-laws provided that not more than seven new members should be
ridge water Board. James M. W. Hall, President. Stillman F. Kelley. Wellington Fillmore. Frank A. Allen. George H. Howard. Clerk of the Board, Walter H. Harding. Acting Superintendent of Water-Works, Edwin C. Brooks. Assistant Superintendent of Water-Works, Charles B. Parker. Pumping Engineer, Edwin C. Brooks. Water Registrar, Walter H. Harding. Park Commissioners. Henry D. Yerxa, President. Rev. John O'Brien. George Howland Cox. General Superintendent of Parks, George R. Cook. trustees of Cambridge public Library. William Taggard Piper, President. Augustine J. Daly. William J. Rolfe. Thomas W. Higginson. Samuel L. Montague. Albert M. Barnes. Jabez Fox. Librarian, W. L. R. Gifford. Overseers of the poor. William W. Burrage, Chairman. Charles Walker. Stephen Anderson. Alexander Millan. Charles Bullock. Secretary, David P. Muzzey. Visitor, Vespasian Danforth. Superintendent of Almshouse, Martin L. Eldridge.