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ANNUAL REPORT 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



YEAR 1 906-1907 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



YEAR 1906-1907 




BOSTON 
MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE 

1907 



Boston, July 8, 1807. 
Hon. John F. Fitzgerald, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir, — In compliance with the Revised Ordinances, the 
annual report of the operation and expenses of the F'ire 
Department is herewith submitted. The year covered by 
this report is from February 1, 1906, to February 1, 1907. 

A net increase in the permanent force of forty men has 
been made as a result of the following changes : 

Seventy-five men appointed from February 1, 1900, to 
February 1, 1907. Resigned, 7; pensioned, 23; deaths, 5; 
total, 35; making a net increase of 40. 

The most important feature of the year has been the great 
change that has taken place in the personnel of the officers 
of the department. William T. Cheswell, chief of depart- 
ment for five years, died February 15, 1906, and Second 
Assistant Chief Nathan L. Hussey was retired on account 
of illness. 

District Chief Williston A. Gaylord, a member of the 
department for forty -one years, was retired on old age pension. 

District Chief Hiram D. Smith, a member of the depart- 
ment for thirty-nine years, was retired on old age pension. 

District Chief William Childs, a member of the depart- 
ment for forty years, was retired on old age pension. 

The following, unfit for further duty, were retired on 
pensions : 



City Document No. 18. 



F. Emerson Hibbarcl 
Isaac A. Williams 
Alexander Glover 
John H. Ewers . 
Caspar H. Moning 
George W. Frost 



Captains. 



32 years service. 
36 " " 
36 " 

33 " 

v6 " " 

38 " " 



Hemy P. Pitcher 
Charles T. Adams 



Oliver J. Booker . 
George L. Spencer 
Edwin A. Smith . 
James H. McAllister 
John E. McGowan 
Levi J. Thing 
Daniel B. Barms 
James F. Galvin . 
James H. Riley . 
Edward J. Ryan . 
Charles W. Frasier 



iAcile.iants . 



Privates. 



Repair Shop 
Henry M. Hawkins, Superintendent 



30 


years 


service 


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years 


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45 years service. 



The appointments to the places made vacant brought to 
the department fresh blood, new ideas and the ambition of 
younger men ; and the work of the newly appointed officers 
\has been most excellent, the entire force feeling the inspira- 
tion of the change, and, without disparagement of the work 
of those retired, an improvement can be noticed all along 
the line. 

One Day in Five. 

The one day in five was put in full operation at an added 
expense of approximately $80,000 per annum. 



New 7 Engine Company. 

Engine Company No. 46 was put into commission January 
10, 1907, in the house then occupied by Combination Com- 



Fire Department. 3 

pany No. 1 at Peabody square, Ashmont. No money being- 
available for the construction of a house for Combination 
No. 1, temporary quarters were secured in the Lauriat- 
avenue district, and this company continued under the 
name of Chemical Company 11. This additional protection 
was greatly needed for the reason that this section is growing 
rapidly, and heretofore has been insufficiently protected by 
fire apparatus. 

Improvement in Truck Service. 

Three of the five aerial trucks have been rebuilt and the 
quick raising device added. The fourth is being rebuilt in 
the department shops. This means a great improvement in 
the ladder service. 

New Apparatus. 

One new engine was placed in commission at house of 
Engine Company 4, Bulfinch street, city, and a new combina- 
tion ladder truck at Ladder Company 11, Brighton, and 
rebuilt engines placed in the houses of Engine Companies 
7, 21 and 42. 

Fire Torch. 

Experiments were made with a new device for furnishing 
light at fires, in the buildings and on the street. The device 
worked most successfully, and is considered a great aid at 
night fires, facilitating the work of the men and also pre- 
venting accidents. 

New Assignment Book. 

An entirely new assignment book was built and put into 
•operation January 10, 1907. This carried the scheme of 
covering to a much fuller extent than heretofore, and also 
provides for five alarms on all boxes where there could be 
any possibility of such need. The Chief and his assistants 
are entitled to great credit for the excellent results attained 
from the new book and for the diligent industry which brought 
it about. 

Up to this year each fire company built its own running 
and covering card. This has been changed and a uniform 
system has been introduced in all the houses, the cards being 
furnished from headquarters. Uniform bulletin boards and 
covering boards have been adopted. 



4 City Document No. 18. 

Automobiles. 

The use of automobiles for the Chief and the District 
Chiefs has been given a thorough trial, with the result that 
only lack of funds prevents the purchase of a considerable 
number. An automobile chemical engine, built by the 
American La France Fire Engine Company was very kindly 
loaned to this department for demonstration. It was in 
service for some months with the most excellent results, but 
the condition of the appropriation prevented its purchase. 
It was amply demonstrated that this type of apparatus is 
absolutely adapted to the fire service, and that the results 
that can be achieved both in the economy of maintenance and 
the extinguishment of fires is undoubted, and the possibility 
of covering a very much greater range of territory is also a 
factor of value. 

Accounts. 

An up-to-date system of bookkeeping and accounts was 
installed in the repair shop, and certain minor changes as 
suggested by the expert put into effect in the headquarters 
bookkeeping. 

Department Repair Shop. 

Particular attention has been given to the equipment and 
work of the repair shop. A great increase in the output 
has been secured, and the value of this prompt and skilful 
work has been appreciated. For the first time the depart- 
ment has undertaken the building of hose, chief's and other 
wagons and the rebuilding of ladder trucks. New machinery 
has been installed and the foundation of a first-class shop has 
been established. 

Condition of Houses. 

There were five fire stations badly in need of rearrange- 
ment that would give different conditions and more room, 
namely: Ladder 17, Harrison avenue; Ladder 1, Friend 
street; Engine 6, Leverett street; Engine 7, East street; 
Engine 29, Chestnut Hill avenue. It was only possible this 
last year to correct the conditions at Ladder 17, and this 
was done by the addition of a half story, giving the men a 
better smoking room, correcting the poor ventilation of the 
sleeping quarters, giving the Captain a suitable room, and 
providing a room for the Lieutenant. Similar changes are 
needed in the other houses above mentioned, and it is hoped 



Fire Department. 



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that funds will be provided to do this work. The Ladder 1 
house is in a condition that calls for immediate attention. 

Alarms and Losses for the Year. 

The number of alarms received for the year were as 
follows : 



Bell . 

Still and automatic 



1,614 
1,262 

2,876 



The one serious fire was the Studio Building, December 
19, 1906, loss, $133,000. 



Fire Losses. 




Buildings $507,805 


Contents .... 
Fires. 


622,529 


$1,130,334 




Under $100 were .... 878 


$100 to $500 were . 






387 


$500 to $1,000 were 






118 


$1,000 to $5,000 were 






115 


$5,000 to $10,000 were 






21 


$10,000 to 115,000 were 






14 


$15,000 to $25,000 were 






3 


$25,000 to $50,000 were 






6 


$50,000 to $75,000 were 









$75,000 to $100,000 were 







Over $100,000 were . 




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1,543 


No damage 861 


False and needless alarms 


• 


• 


472 



Total fires 



2,876 



Yearly Fire Losses for the Past Fifteen Years. 



February 1, 1893 
February 1, 1894 
February 1, 1895 
February 1, 1896 
February 1, 1897 
February 1, 1898 



$1,926,897 
4,348,902 
1,369,230 
1,040,486 
1,394,707 
775,525 



City Document No. 18. 



February 1, 


1899 . 


February 1, 


1900 . 


February 1, 


1901 . 


February 1, 


1902 . 


February 1, 


1903 . 


February 1, 


1904 . 


February 1, 


1905 . 


February 1, 


1906 . 


February 1, 


1907 . 



51,441,261 
1,630,149 
1,702,217 
1,830,719 
1,762,619 
1,674,333 
2,473,980 
2,130,146 
1,130,334 



Recommendations. 

Under the present laws the responsibility for the detec- 
tion of incendiaries is placed upon the State Police. The 
results have not been, as regards Boston, satisfactory. 
This is in no way intended to reflect upon the two men 
assigned to this work. Their duties are spread out over too 
large a field, and they have neither the time nor the facilities 
to properly cover the very difficult investigation of incendiary 
fires. 

I believe that a bureau for the detection of incendiaries 
should be established within the Boston Police Department, 
and then, with the enormous resources of that department 
and the close co-operation of the Fire Department, results 
could be accomplished that would speedily correct what is 
becoming a very serious problem. 

The number of false and incendiary fire alarms adds 
to the list of injuries to men, horses, and apparatus, 
and is a considerable factor in the expense account. 

Appropriations should be provided for the following : 

An addition to the repair division building, consisting of 
an extension of the blacksmith shop to Bristol street and 
the placing of one story to the main building, would greatly 
add to the economy of the work, and make it possible to 
keep up with the constant increase in the amount of repair 
and new work. 

The divisions of the shop are as follows: 

Boiler and dynamo rooms, furnishing power for the shop, 
electric current for the fire-alarm branch and steam for the 
Dover-street bath-house ; blacksmith shop with four forges ; 
machine; wood-working; harness and hose and paint shops 
and supply room. 

All supplies are bought by the wholesale, and from here 
distributed to the eighty-six (86) companies. 

As far as possible the following work is undertaken : 

All repairs on apparatus, rebuilding of ladder trucks and 
wagons, building of new wagons, making of all ladders, paint- 



Fire Department. 7 

ing of apparatus, making and repairing of all harnesses used 
in the department, repairing and coupling of hose, making of 
hat fronts, life nets, canvas bags, coverings, hitching poles 
and chains, and many of the odds and ends that are required 
for the department work. 

The quality of the output is of the highest standard and 
made according to the best ideas in the department and most 
suited to its needs. It is also possible to arrange for prompt 
service in case of breakdowns and accidents, which is very 
necessary in this department. 

Recommendations of Last Year Brought Forward. 

Under present conditions water-front conflagrations are to 
be feared. 

A new fire-boat is most urgently needed. The present 
situation invites disaster, and the department again calls the 
attention of the city government and the Board of Fire 
Underwriters to the danger. 

New apparatus houses should be located in Dorchester and 
the Forest Hills section of West Roxbury. 

A certain section of Dorchester, owing to the rapid build- 
ing up of large wooden apartment and other houses placed 
very near together, presents a serious condition. 

The present combination wagon house on Winthrop street, 
Charlestown, should be remodelled and a large-sized engine 
placed therein to protect the very important Charlestown 
water-front and Navy Yard. 

A very serviceable addition to the strength of the depart- 
ment would be the location of a chemical engine company on 
Battery street, near Hanover, on the land now vacant belong- 
ing to the Police Department in the rear of Station 8. 

The quarters of Ladder 7 and Engine 17 at Meeting 
House Hill are old and unsuited for the service. The 
School Department desires the space now occupied by these 
houses, and also, because of the great number of children 
attending the schools at this point, believes the removal of 
the fire apparatus most desirable. Another location should 
be found and an appropriation made for land and buildings. 

The growing sections of Brighton should also be covered 
by the addition of a combination ladder truck. 

Other sections of the city also now need, or will in the 
near future, additional fire protection, but the points men- 
tioned are, at this time, the most important. 

An addition should be built to the veterinary hospital 
for the isolation of new horses and horses affected with con- 



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City Document No. 18. 



tagious diseases, and also for the storage of a coal wagon for 
the exercising and training of new horses. 

The use of automobiles for the district chiefs is very 
desirable, a thorough test having been given by the Chief of 
Department, who is provided with one. In some of the out- 
lying districts, the distance to be covered daily by the chief 
in his inspection of quarters is over ten miles, taking a good 
portion of his time and tiring the horse. The prompt arrival 
of the chief at fires is of the greatest importance. 

The salt-water system could be extended to advantage, 
and a pumping station installed to take the place of the fire- 
boat, which is now called upon for this service, and in the 
event of a big fire might be greatly needed elsewhere. 

The placing of the wires underground should be under- 
taken at once in Charlestown, a portion of South Boston and 
East Boston. The City Proper is already so equipped. 

Members Retired During the Year. 



Name. 



Appointed. 



Rank. 



Company. 



Amount. 



Henry M. Hawkins 

Levi J. Thing 

Nathan L. Hussey 

William Obilds 

Williston A. Gaylord... 

Hiram D. Smith 

Joseph F. Bolton 

Oliver J. Booker 

F. Emerson Hibbard. .. 

Edward J. Ryan 

Edwin A. Smith 

George L. Spencer. . .. 

Charles W. Frasier 

Isaac A. Williams 

Daniel B. Barms. . . 

James H. McAllister... 

Minott B. Thayer 

Jedediah Strangman... 

Alexander Glover 

John H. Ewers 

Casper H. Moning 

George W. Frost 



Sept. 1, 
Oct. 21, 
July 1, 
April, 
June 1, 
Nov. 1, 
Sept. 1, 
Jan. 6, 
Jan. 9, 
Dec. 22, 
Dec. 21, 
May 9, 
April 1, 
Jan. 3, 
June 24, 
Dec. 21, 
Jan. 1, 
Jan. 1, 
Jan. 3, 
Oct. 14, 
July 31, 
Apr. 1, 



1861, 
1882. 
1870. 
1866. 
1865. 
1867. 
1860. 
1868. 
1874. 
1893. 
1877. 
1876. 
1895. 
1S70. 
1887. 
1878. 
1870. 
1870. 
1S70. 
1873. 
1880. 
1868. 



Superintendent 

Ladderman 

Second Asst. Chief 
District Chief 

Call Man 

Hoseman 

Captain 

Ladderman 

Hoseman 

Engineer 

Captain 

Hoseman 

Call Man 

Captain 



Repair Shop 
Ladder 19... 
District 9 — 
District 12... 
District 10. . , 
Districts ... 
Engine 24... 
Engine 23... 
Engine 45... 

Ladder 2 

Ladder 11. ., 
Engine 24..., 

Engine 8 

Engine 18.... 
Engine 37.... 

W. T. 3 

Engine 16 

Engine 16.... 

Engine 17 

Engine 2 

Engine 37 

Engine 41 



$1,000 

600 

1,100 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

125 

600 

800 

600 

600 

600 

650 

800 

600 

600 

125 

125 

800 

S00 



Fire Department. 

MEMBERS RETIRED DURING THE YEAR. — Concluded. 



Name. 


Appointed. 


Rank. 


Company. 


Amount. 


Charles T. Adams 


Oct. 10,1876. 
Mar. 28, 18S5. 
July 19, 1S89. 
July 12, 1881. 
Sept. 27, 1890. 
Jan.. 1870. 
Feb.- 28, 1890. 
Oct. 12,1888. 
June 20, 1874. 
May 6. 1874. 




Engine 34 

Ladder 12 

Engine 11 

Ladder 22.... 
Engine 29.... 

Engine 19 

Engine 19 

Engine 20.... 

Engine 29 

Ladder 7 — 


$700 
700 
600 




600 






650 


John D. Scannell 

Waldo C. Burt 




125 
125 


Gardner Dennison 

Edward R. Davis 

John A. Desorgher 


125 
125 
125 



Mortality. 

During the year the department has lost the following 
members bv death : 



Name. 


Appointment. 


Rank. 


Died. 


William T. Cheswell 

Charles McCarthy 


April 1, 1863. 
Feb. 15, 1893. 
Sept. 20, 1867. 
Jan. 17, 1S98. 
July 1, 1867. 
Nov. 4, 1893. 


Chief of Department. 
Ladderman, Ladder 2. 
Ladderman, Ladder 16. 
Asst. Engineer, Engine 11 
Lieutenant, Combination 1 
Painter, Repair Shop. 


Feb. 
May 
May 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Dec. 


15, 1906. 
10, 1906. 
24, 1906. 


Daniel P. McGunnigle. .. 
Samuel F. Ridler 


20, 1906. 
10, 1906. 




24, 1906. 







Deaths of Retired Members. 



John W. Regan . 
James H. Thorburn 
William H. Gay . 
Nicholas Burckhart 
Josiah S. Battis . 
James H. McLaughlin 
George L. Pitman 
Michael J. Leary 
George R. Tarbell 





. Feb. 


21, 1906. 




. March 


16, 1906. 




. March 


26, 1906. 




. April 


8, 1906. 




. Aug. 


22, 1906. 




. Nov. 


18, 1906. 




. Dec. 


4, 1906. 




. Dec. 


18, 1906. 




Jan. 


5, 1907. 



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Organization. 

Commissioner, Benjamin W. Wells; term expires May, 1907. 

Secretary, Benjamin F. Underbill. 

Chief of Department, John A. Mullen. 

Deputy Chief, John Grady. 

Second Deputy Chief and Chief of District 8, Peter F. McDonougii. 



District. 
1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 



District Chiefs. 



Headquarters. 

Ladder House 



Patrick E. Keyes 

Charles H. W. Pope . 

Joseph M. Garrity 

Henry A. Fox ..... Engine House 

Daniel F. Sennott .... Ladder House 

Edwin A. Perkins .... Engine House 

Stephen J. Ryder 

Peter F. McDonough .... Ladder House 

Michael J. Kennedy . 

John 0. Taber ..... Engine House 

John F. Ryan . 

Michael J. Mulligan . 
Superintendent of Fire Alarms 
Assistant Superintendent of Fire Alarms, Cyrus A. George. 
Superintendent of Repair Shop, Alfred J. Porter. 
Supervisor of Engines, Eugene M. Byington. 
Veterinary Surgeon, George W. Stimpson. 
Medical Examiner, Rufus W. Sprague. 



2. 

9. 

8. 

4. 
18. 

1. 
22, 
12. 

4. 
18. 
41. 
28. 



Brown S. Flanders. 



Nathan L. Hussey 
Edward H. Sawyer 
Edward H. Sawyer 
James F. Bailey . 
Eugene Rogers . 
Peter Callahan 
Joseph A. Kelley 
Timothy J. Heffron 
James E. Downey 
Frederick F. Leary 
Florence Donoghue 
James J. O'Connor 
James F. McMahon 
Martin A. Kenealy 
Denis Driscoll 
William H. Magner 
Thomas J. Muldoon 
Dennis Magee 
Joseph P. Hanton 
Michael J. Teehan 
Charles W. Conway 
Michael J. Dacey 
Patrick E. Keyes 



Boll of Merit 



Engine 


23. 




Ladder 4. 




u 


4. 




1 I 


L7. 




u 


1. 




Engine 


4. 




Chemical 1. 




Engine 


4. 
6. 




Ladder 


12. 




Combination 8 


Engine 


7. 




Combination 


8 


Engine 


7. 




a. 


7, 




Ladder 


8. 




Chemic 


al 8. 




Combination 


5 


Ladder 


17. 




a 


17. 




i i 


13. 




a 


13. 




District 1. 





Fire Department. 



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Force and Pay-Boll, February 1, 1901 . 




Commissioner .... 


$5,000 


per annum 


Secretary . . 


2,500 




Chief of Department 


4,000 




Deputy Chief .... 


2,400 




Second Deputy Chief 


2,200 




Superintendent of Fire Alarms 


3,200 




Assistant Superintendent of Fire Alarms 


2,000 




Superintendent of Repair Shop 


2,000 




Supervisor of Engines 


2,000 




Veterinary Surgeon 


2,000 




Assistant Veterinary Surgeon . 


1,400 




Medical Examiner .... 


1,300 




Storekeeper . . . 


1,200 




Master Carpenter .... 


1,300 




Master Painter .... 


1,300 




Bookkeeper ..... 


1,650 




1 Clerk 


1,800 




1 Clerk 


1,500 




2 Clerks . . . 


1,400 




1 Clerk 


800 




11 District Chiefs 


2,000 




58 Captains ..... 


1,600 




76 Lieutenants ..... 


1,400 




1 Lieutenant, Aid to Chief . 


1,400 




1 Lieutenant, Foreman of Hose and Har 






ness-shop .... 


1,400 




1 Engineer .... 


1,400 




46 Engineers .... 


1,300 




4.1 Assistant Engineers . 


1,200 




5 Assistant Engineers . 


1,100 




1 Assistant Engineer .... 


1,000 




1 Assistant Engineer .... 


900 




569 Permanent men : 






377 at . 


1,200 




37 at 


1,100 




44 at 


1,000 




83 at 


900 




28 at 


720 




48 Call-men : 






3 at 


250 




45 at 


200 




9 Chief Drivers .... 


1 


75 per day 


2 " 


2 


00 " 


3 .'..'. 


2 


25 " 


3 Hostlers (average) . 


1 


95 per day 


1 Horseshoer . . . . 


3 


00 " 



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City Document No. 18. 



Fire-alarm Force, 
1 Chief Operator 

6 Operators .... 

3 Assistant Operators . 
1 Foreman of Construction . 
21 Telegraphers and Linemen (average) 



Repair-shop Employees. 
Master Plumber 
Engineer . 
Assistant Engineer 
Night Fireman 
Painter 



Wheelwrights 

Machinists 
u 

Blacksmiths 



52,000 per annum. 
1,600 " 
1,200 " 
2,000 " 

3 00 per day. 



4,300 per annum. 
3 25 per day. 
3 00 
3 45 
3 75 
3 50 
3 25 
3 25 
3 00 
3 50 
3 25 

2 50 

3 00 

1 50 

2 08 



1 
1 
1 
1 

1 

2 

2 

6 

1 

2 

1 

4 Blacksmiths' Helpers 

1 Hose and Harness-repairer 

J U It (C 

3 Laborers (average) 
958 total force. 



Fire Districts. 

The city is divided into twelve fire districts as follows : 

District 1. 
All that part of Boston known as East Boston. 

District 2. 
All that part of Boston known as Charlestown. 

District 3. 
The territory bounded on the north and east by the water 
front, on the south by Summer street, and on the west by 
Washington street and Washington street North. 

District Jf- 
The territory bounded on the north by the Charles river 
on the east by Washington street North and Washington 
street, on the south by Winter, Tremont, Boylston, Arling- 
ton, Beacon and Berkeley streets, and on the west by the 
Charles river. 



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District 5. 



The territory bounded on the north by Winter and 
Summer streets, Dorchester avenue, Congress street, Fort 
Point channel and the harbor to B street, on the east by B 
street, on the south by First street, across Dorchester avenue 
and Fort Point channel to Broadway Extension, Pleasant 
street, Park square and Boylston street, and on the west by 
Tremont street. a 

District 6. 

The territory bounded on the north by Broadway 
Extension across Fort Point channel and Dorchester avenue 
to First street, through First street to B street, on the west 
by B street to harbor line, by harbor line to Locust street, on 
the south by Locust and Dorset streets to the South bay and 
west by South bay to Broadway Extension bridge. 

District 7. 

The territory bounded on the west by the Charles river, 
on the north by Berkeley, Beacon, Arlington and Boylston 
streets, Park square, Pleasant street and Broadway Exten- 
sion, on the east by Fort Point channel and South bay and 
on the south by Massachusetts avenue and the Charles 
river.- 

District 8. 

The territory bounded on the north by the Charles river 
and Massachusetts avenue, on the east by Washington street, 
on the south by Atherton and Mozart streets, Chestnut 
avenue, Sheridan and Centre streets, Hyde square, Perkins 
street, South Huntington avenue and Castleton street, across 
Jamaicaway to the Brookline line, and on the west by the 
Brookline line to Cottage Farm bridge. 

District 9. 

The territory bounded on the north by Massachusetts 
avenue, South bay, Dorset and Locust streets, on the east 
by Dorchester bay, on the south by Freeport, Hancock, 
Bowdoin and Quincy streets, Columbia road, and on the west 
by Seaver street, Columbus avenue and Washington street. 

District 10. 

That part of Dorchester bounded on the north by Seaver 
street, Columbia road, Quincy, Bowdoin, Hancock and Free- 



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City Document No. 18. 



port streets, on the east by Dorchester bay, on the south by 
the Neponset river and the Hyde Park line, and on the west 
by Harvard street and Blue Hill avenue. 

District 11. 
All that part of Boston known as Brighton, and extending 
east as far as Cottage Farm bridge. 

. District 12. 

All that part of Boston known as West Roxbury, bounded 
on the north by a line from the Brookline line across 
Jamaicaway to Castleton street, through Castleton street, 
South Huntington avenue and Perkins street, Hyde square, 
Centre and Sheridan streets, Chestnut avenue, Mozart and 
Atherton streets, Columbus avenue and Seaver street, and 
on the east by Blue Hill avenue and Harvard street, on the 
south by the Hyde Park and Dedham lines, and on the west 
by the Newton and Brookline lines. 

In all cases where streets are designated as boundaries, the 
centre of the street will be the dividing line. 

Assignment of Districts. 
Each district is placed under the charge of a District Chief 
us follows : 





Chief in Command. 


Companies in Districts. 


District. 


Engines. 


CO 


Ladders. 


CO 

p 


1.. 




5, 9, 11, 40 

27, 32, 36 

8, 25, 31, 44 

*4, 6, 10 

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The following property is in charge of the Fire Commis- 
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Houses. 



Location. 



Dorchester and Fourth sts 

Corner of O and Fourth sts 

Bristol st. and Harrison ave 

Bulfinch st 

Marion st., East Boston 

Leverett st 

East st 

Salem st 

Paris et., East Boston 

River st 

Saratoga and Byron sts., East Boston, 

Dudley st 

Cabot st 

Centre st 

Dorchester ave 

Corner River and Temple sts 

Meeting H.ouse Hill, Dorchester Dis- 
trict 

Harvard st., Dorchester District 

Norfolk St., " " 

Walnut st., " " 

Columbia road, " " 

Warren ave 

Northampton st 

Corner Warren and Quincy sts 

Fort Hill sq 

Mason st 

Elm st., Charlestown District 

Centre St., Jamaica Plain 

Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton District, 

Centre St., West Roxbury District 

Bunker Hill st., Charlestown District, 
Corner Boylston and Hereford sts. . 
Western ave., Brighton 



Number 
of Feet 
in Dot. 



Assessed 
Valuation. 



8,167 

4,000 
4,000 
6,098 

1,647 
2,269 
1,893 
2,568 
4,720 
1,886 

10,000 
7,320 
4.S32 
5,713 
2,803 

12,736 

9,450 

9,440 
7,683 
9,000 
10,341 
7,500 
3,445 
4,186 
4,175 

5,623 

2,600 

10,377 

14,358 

12,251 

S.18S 

5,646 

4,637 



$25,S00 

16,400 
30,000 
96,000 

9,000 
35,000 
36,400 
24,000 
29,700 
20,000 
38,500 
25,000 
16,000 
14,600 
20,000 
19,200 

17,300 

18,300 
14,200 
17,300 
17,100 
62,500 
11 ,200 
18,100 
96,500 

135,000 
18,000 
28,300 
37,200 
25,000 
26,200 
72,000 
17,800 



Occupied by 



Engine 1 and Ladder- 
house 5 on this lot. 

Engine 2. 

Engine 3 and Ladder 3. 

Engine 4, Chemical 1 and 
Tower 1. 

Engine 5. 

Engine 6. 

Engine 7. 

Engine S. 

Engine 9 and Ladder 2. 

Engine 10. 

Engine 11 and Ladder 21. 

Engine 12. 

Engine 13. 

Engine 14. 

Engine 15. 

Engine 16 and Ladder 6. 

Engine 17 and Ladder- 
house 7 on this lot. 

Engine 18. 

Engine 19. 

Engine 20 and Ladder 27. 

Engine 21. 

Engine 22 and Ladder 13. 

Engine 23. 

Engine 24. 

Engine 25, Ladder 8 and 
Ladder 14. 

Engines 26 and 35. 

Engine 27. 

Engine 2S and Ladder 10. 

Engine 29 and Ladder 11. 

Engine 30 and Ladder 25. 

Engine 32. 

Engine 33 and Ladder 15 

Engine 34. 



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City Document No. 18. 

Houses. — Concluded. 



Location. 



Number 
of Feet 
in Lot. 



Assessed 
Valuation 



Occupied by 



Monument St., Charlestown District, 

Corner Long-wood and Brookline 
aves 

Congress st 

Sumner st., East Boston 

Harvard ave., near Cambridge st., 
Brighton District 

Washington, between Atherton and 
Beethoven sts 

Andrew sq 

Washington, corner Poplar st., Ros- 
lindale 

Dorchester ave., Ashmont 

Church st 

Shawmut ave 

Saratoga st., East Boston 

B st 

Eustis st 

Friend st 

Dudley st 

Main st., Charlestown 

Tremont st • 

Harrison ave 

Pittsburgh st., South Boston 

Fourth st 

Washington st., Dorchester 

Winthrop st 

Xoi th Grove st 



5,668 

5,231 
4,000 
4,010 

6,112 

3,848 
5,133 

14,729 
4,875 
3,412 
889 
9,300 
1,804 
1,790 
1,676 
3,923 
4,290 
4,311 

2,134 

8,964 
3,101 
6,875 
3,000 
3,918 



$21,000 

14,300 
37,000 
18,000 

25,500 

22,900 
20,100 

22,400 

22,900 

23,600 

4,300 

40,600 

7,800 

7,500 

37,200 

26,000 

16,400 

25,700 

21,400 
35,400 
11,000 
21,400 
13,200 
1S.000 



Engine 36 and Ladder 22. 

Engine 37 and Ladder 26 
Engine 38 and 39. 
Engine 40. 

Engine 41 and Chemical 6. 

Engine 42 and Chemical 5. 
Engine 43 and Ladder 20. 

Engine 45 and Ladder 16. 

Engine 46. 

Chemical Engine 2. 

Chemical Engine 4. 

Chemical Engine 7. 

Chemical Engine 8. 

Chemical Engine 10. 

Ladder 1. 

Ladder 4. 

Ladder 9 and Chemical 9 

Ladder 12 and Chemical 
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Ladder 17. 

Ladder 18 and Tower 3. 

Ladder 19. 

Ladder 23. 

Chemical 3. 

Ladder 24. 



Assessed Valuation. 

Fuel-lionse, Dorchester street, 1,610 feet of land . $3,100 

Fuel-house, Salem street, 417 feet of land . . 3,600 

Fuel-house, Main street, Charlestown, 2,430 feet of 

land '• 7,000 

Headquarters building and repair-shop, corner of 

Albany and Bristol streets, 23,679 feet of land . 185,000 
Water Tower No. 2 and Wrecking Wagon are in 

Headquarters Building. 
Veterinary Hospital, Atkinson street, 64,442 feet of 

land 52,400 

Fuel-house, Washington, near Dover street, 1,007 

feet of land 10,500 



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1 Mark XLIV-2 Columbia two-cylinder automobile. 

1 Olclsmobile automobile. 

2 New first-size hose wagons. 

1 Extra first-size Amoskeag engine. 

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Ladder trucks rebuilt. 



2 Engines rebuilt. 

Amount of hose purchased and condemned during the year 



Purchased. 


Condemned. 


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12,060 feet 


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450 " 


Chemical, 4,200 " 


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15,109 " 13,581 " 

Amount of hose in use and in store February 1, 1907 : 



In Use. 

Leading cotton, 91,485 feet. 

" rubber, 7,050 " 
Chemical, 10,350 " 

Suction, 1,467 " 



In Store. 

4,555 feet. 

1,000 " 

1,850 " 

194 " 



110,352 " 


7,599 " 




Horses. 




Purchased during the year 


. 65 


Sold or exchanged .... 


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45 


Killed for cause .... 




9 


Died of disease .... 




4 


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387 


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. $1,078,652 34 


Repairs of apparatus 


30,220 48 


" " houses . • . 


25,761 79 


New apparatus .... 


12,054 81 


" hose ..... 


14,232 05 


Repairs of hose 


573 81 


Fuel 


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Electric and gas-lighting . 




13,160 33 


Printing and stationery 




7,320 24 


Furniture and bedding 




5,353 82 


Small supplies .... 




11,353 11 


Horses — purchase and exchange 




11,902 03 


Horse-hire and keeping- 




2,786 94 


Hay, grain and straw 




39,578 02 


Washing ..... 




3,893 27 


Shoeing . . . 




21,697 75 


Harnesses and repairs 




3,028 74 


Oils, chemicals, etc. 




3,161 44 


Hats, badges and buttons 




997 02 


Ladders and repairs 




1,722 80 


Tools for repair-shop and mechanics 




2,104 33 


Extra service .... 




1,218 93 


Reservoirs and hydrants . 




12 96 


Contingencies .... 




5,015 21 


tensions ..... 




76,096 79 


Rent for buildings, telephones, etc. 




9,036 07 


Construction and material, fire-alarm 


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5,166 57 


Underground construction 




12,435 18 


Salt water fire service 




177 25 




$1,437,270 80 


Income. 




Telephone tolls . . 


$2 75 


Sale of manure . .... 


20 00 


Rent ....... 


32 00 


Water Department — iron pipe and fittings . 


43 55 


Two (2) old horses . 


100 00 


Prizes (Boston Horse Show) 


150 00 


Old material . . . 


760 68 


Fireworks licenses ..... 


938 00 


Damages to ladder truck .... 


1,000 00 


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6,178 50 




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1906-1907. 



Fires Extinguished by 






1906 

February . . . 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September . 
October 
November . . 
December . . 
1907 
January 

Totals.... 



46 
47 
41 
57 
49 
37 
40 
48 
41 
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72 



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13 
23 
26 
32 
17 
23 
29 
25 
23 
25 

26 



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286 



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54 
51 

66 
59 
24 
29 
54 
32 
48 
56 

40 



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7 

20 

17 

23 

19 

8 

24 

5 

15 



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165 



33 
24 
29 
25 
26 
26 
28 
34 
22 
22 
37 

40 



15 

15 

36 

12 

12 

9 

6 

13 

3 

26 

16 

18 



20 
22 
24 
23 

19 
28 
23 
16 
19 
32 

14 



346 



181 



248 



11 



Causes of Fires and Alarms from February 1, 1906, to 
February 1, 1907. 

Alarms, accidental automatic . 

" false 

" out of city- 
Ashes hot, in wooden receptacle 
Automobiles, igniting of 
Boiling over of fat or tar 
Bonfires, grass, rubbish, etc. . 
Careless use of lamps, candles, etc 
" " pipes, cigars, etc., 

Chimneys, soot burning . 

" defective 
Clothes too near stove . 



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• • • 


85 


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12 


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37 


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43 


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22 


• • > • 


327 




32 


ill smoking 


36 


.... 


112 


.... 


39 


.... 


13 



Fire Department. 



29 



Defective flue ..... 








3 


" stovepipe .... 








8 


" furnace ..... 








14 


" gas pipe .... 








8 


Electric motor igniting car 








66 


Electric "wires ..... 








40 


Explosion and igniting of chemicals 








13 


Fireworks ...... 








72 


Friction ...... 








9 


Fumigating ...... 








3 


Gas, explosion of . 








6 


" jet setting fire .... 








45 


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27 


Kerosene, to light fire 








3 


Incendiary ..... 








32 


" supposed .... 








36 


Lamp, explosion of 








16 


" upsetting and breaking 








49 


Light mistaken for fire . 








o 


Matches and rats .... 








18 


" " children .... 








89 


" careless use of . 








182 


Meat burning on stove . 








20 


Naphtha, careless use of and ignition 








28 


Oil stove, careless use of and explosion 








87 


Overheated boiler or steam-pipe 








7 


" stove or furnace . 








66 


Plastering, drying ..... 








11 


Plumber's stove upsetting 








4 


Rekindling of ruins 








2 


Set by boys ..... 








118 


Slacking of lime .... 








6 


Smoky chimneys .... 








83 


" stove or furnace . 








101 


Sparks from another fire 








11 


" " boiler. 








2 


" " chimney 








17 


" " engine or locomotive . 








72 


" ' ; forge .... 








4 


" " furnace or stove . 








22 


" " open grate . 








2 


Spontaneous combustion 








63 


Steam escaping .... 








19 


Street fight ..... 








3 


Unknown ..... 








454 


Water pipes, thawing out 








33 


Water-back bursting 








4 


Wood in oven igniting . 








9 


Total 


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30 City Document No. 18. 



FlRE-ALAKM BRANCH. 

The underground service lias been extended during the 
year in the district prescribed by the Commissioner of Wires, 
viz. : On Albany street, from Dover to Northampton street ; 
on Hampden street, from Northampton to Dudley street; on 
Dudley, from Hampden to Magnolia street. In addition to 
this, underground extensions have been made on Albany and 
Yeoman streets, Blue Hill avenue, Moreland and Warren 
streets. 

The fire-alarm box and gong in the Chelsea Police Station, 
referred to in last report, have been connected with under- 
ground wires and the overhead construction remaining last 
year for their maintenance has been discontinued and taken 
down, leaving all trunk lines running to Charlestown and 
East Boston underground. 

Two new box circuits have been built in Roxbury and 
connected with boxes taken from 7, 19, 30 and 31, by which 
a more equitable distribution of the boxes in these circuits 
has been effected. Further new construction is contemplated 
to relieve other circuits from congestion of this character in 
Dorchester and West Roxbury, and the work is to be done 
as soon as conditions will permit. 

Connection has been established by a circuit running from 
the house of Engine 37 on Longwood avenue to Engine 
House No. 1 of the Brookline Fire Department, connecting 
with a gong by which alarms given by the Boston system 
may be received there, and, by another arrangement Brookline 
alarms can be transmitted to - Engine 37, so that mutual 
assistance may be rendered when necessary in cases of alarms 
from boxes contiguous to the Brookline line. 

A connection has been made, also, between Engine House 
No. 29 in Brighton and an engine house of the Newton Fire 
Department for a similar purpose. 

A new cable has been placed under Dover-street bridge to 
replace one that had become defective from long service. 
Box circuits 1 and 11, bell circuit 51 and tapper circuit 76, 
all running to South Boston, have been improved by abandon- 
ing the overhead construction on poles of the Edison Electric 
Illuminating Company on Southampton street and placing 
the wires underground by means of a cable running to Engine 
House 43 in Andrew square, thereby eliminating many 
troubles formerly experienced on these circuits from crosses 
and contacts resulting from rain or snowstorms when accom- 
panied by high winds and' insuring a greater efficiency in the 
service. A new telephone switchboard has been installed in 
the operating room at headquarters. 



Fire Department. 



31 



From January 1, 1906, to January 1, 1907, there have been 
1,687 alarms struck by the bells, gongs and tappers. 

To give these alarms, together with striking the daily 
meridian blow, school signals, etc., it required 12,994,307 
blows to be struck by the apparatus employed for that 
purpose. 

Some details of the work done during the year and other 
statistics pertaining to the system are hereto appended : 



New wire used . . 

Old wire taken down . 
Overhead cable put up 

" " taken down 

Conductors in cable put up 

" " " taken down 

Twin rubber-covered wire laid underground from 

house of Engine 37 to Engine-house in Brookline 
Underground cable used in ducts owned by N. E 

Telephone and Telegraph Company . 



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Same used in Fire-alarm ducts 
tions, etc. (new construction) 
Same used in Chelsea 

Total underground cable used (new construction) 
Conductors in same . 
Cable used for repairs 
Conductors in same . 
Total underground cable in use 
Conductors in same . 
Conduit built by this department 
Ducts laid in same 
Total ducts owned by city . 
Manholes built .... .1 

Service connections . . . . . . . 19 

Boxes built over ....... 7 

Auxiliary boxes built over ...... 28 

New boxes put in service ...... 10 

New auxiliary boxes ....... 7 

New private boxes ....... 1 

Boxes equipped with keyless doors . . . . 10 

Boxes placed on lamp-posts ..... 4 

Lamp-posts set ........ 11 

Lamp-posts reset for cause ..... 11 

Cross-arms used . . . . . . . 396 

Boxes now in service . . . . . . . 695 

The following boxes are private property : 113, 115, 117, 119, 
149, 152, 161, 163, 166, 212, 223, 228, 244, 271, 279, 283, 297, 
299, 328, 342, 422, 433, 434, 442, 443, 448, 449, 466, 467, 468, 
475, 495, 511, 533, 617, 619, 629, 653, 698, 711, 714, 715, 716, 
718, 720, 722, 724, 725, 726, 727, 728, 729, 730, 731, 733, 734, 



103,240 feet. 

87,650 " 

12,125 " 

4,412 " 

87,401 " 

40,458 " 

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18,664 

3,122 

1,769 

23,555 

354,800 

1,899 

21,762 

296,099 

6,952,942 

1,137 

1,577 

27,403 



32 City Document No. 18. 

735, 736, 737, 738, 739, 740, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 755, 
758, 759, 762, 766, 767, 773, 776, 778, 779, 791, 792, 793, 794, 
795, 798, 828, 838, 842, 864, 865, 875, 919, 927, 967, 971, 
974, 2232, 2233, 2236. 

Bell alarms struck in year ending December 31, 1906, 1,687 

Alarm Bells. 

The Fire-alarm telegraph is connected with the following 
bells : 

Adams School-house, Sumner street, East Boston, steel, 2,995 
lbs., owned by city. 

Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, composition, 2,009 
lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 17, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, com- 
position, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
* tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Old Engine-house, Mt. Vernon street, West Roxbury, steel, 
1,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 34, Brighton, composition, 1,501 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 41, Allston, composition, 800 lbs., owned 
by city. Formerly used on house of Engine No. 2. 

Engine-house No. 45, Roslindale, composition, 1,059 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 lbs. 

Princeton-street School-house, East Boston, composition, 
2,470 lbs., owned by city. 

Bells owned by the city, which have been disconnected 
from service, are located as follows : 

Berkeley Temple, composition, 2,941 lbs. Formerly used on 

Quincy School-house. 
Chapman School-house, steel, 3,1 09£ lbs., taken down and 

stored by Public Buildings Department. 



Fire Department. 33 

City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,600 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 1, Dorchester street, South Boston, com- 
position, 2,911 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 21, Columbia road, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs. 

Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs. 

Ladder-house No. 4, Dudley street, Roxbury, composition, 
3,509 lbs. 

Lawrence School-house, B street, South Boston, steel, 3,400 
lbs. 

Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composition, 
3,110 lbs. 

Saratoga-street M. E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 lbs. 

Smith-street School-house, Roxbury, composition, 4,083 lbs. 

Ticknor School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Village, 
steel, 2,995 lbs., taken down and stored by School Depart- 
ment. 

Trinity Church, Trenton street, East Boston, composition, 
1,760 lbs. Formerly used on Castle-street Church. 

Van Nostrand's Brewery, Charlestown, composition, 818 lbs. 
Formerly used on Old Franklin School-house. 

Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition 3,000 lbs. 

Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition 3,000 lbs., 
taken down and stored by Public Buildings Department. 

Public Clocks. 

The following public clocks are taken care of by the Fire 
Department : 

City Proper. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Odd Fellows' Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 

Old State House, owned by city. 

Suffolk County Jail, owned by city. 

St. Stephen's Church, Clark street, owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M. E. Church, owned by city. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city. 



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South Boston. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. 
Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 
Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine Church, Dorchester street, owned by city. 
Ticknor School-house, Washington Village, owned by city, 
taken clown and stored by School Department. 

East Boston. 

London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall, owned by city. 
Trinity Church, owned by city. 
Orient Heights Church, owned by city. 

Roxbury. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned by city. 
Boston Elevated Railway Car-house, Columbus avenue, 
owned by city. 

Dorchester. 

Baker Memorial (Upham's Corner), owned by city. 
Neponset Church. 

Tileston School (Mattapan), owned by city. 
Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 

Charlestown. 

Bunker Hill Church. 

City Hall, owned by city. 

High School-house, owned by cit}-. 

West Roxbury. 

Dr. Strong's Church (South Evangelical), owned by city. 
Unitarian Church, Jamaica Plain, owned by city. 
Congregational Church (Roslindale), owned by city. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



The Fire Commissioner, as Treasurer of the Boston Fire- 
men's Relief Fund, acknowledges the following contribu- 
tions ; these sums were accompanied by letters expressing 



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ppreciation for services rendered b y the department in 
extinguishing fire on the premises of the contributors : 

From February 1, 1906, to February 1, 1907. 

Jaynes and Chapin Company, Boston . . . 8100 00 

Charles S. Rackemann, Boston . . . . 50 00 

Standard Oil Company, New York . . . . 100 00 

Boston Beer Company, Boston . . . 100 00 

Harold L. Bond Company, Boston . . . . 100 00 

The receipts from the annual department ball and con- 
tributions constitute the fund from which sick benefits and 
doctors' bills are paid. Destitute members of deceased fire- 
men's families are also given assistance from this fund. 

The Mayor and Fire Commissioner act as trustees. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Benjamin W. Wells, 



Commissioner. 



DEATH OF 
Chief of Department WILLIAM T. CHESWELL. 

Resolutions passed by the Board of Aldermen and Common 
Council and approved by the Mayor, November 2, 1906. 

Whereas, The City Council of Boston has received the 
announcement of the death of William T. Cheswell, Chief of the 
Boston Fire Department, and 

Whereas, After passing from the ranks through every grade of 
the department, serving with rare capacity and performing count- 
less acts of heroism, he attained the height of his ambition in his 
promotion to the responsible position of Chief of the Department, 
March 21, 1901, and 

Whereas, His career, so complete in the loyal self-sacrificing 
performance of duty, has been suddenly closed: in active service, 
be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of Boston, deeply sensible of 
its loss in the death of one whose service has been marked with 
such distinction and bravery, places upon record its tribute to his 
faithfulness and ability. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records 
and a copy, suitably engrossed, be sent to his family. 

The resolutions were adopted by a unanimous rising vote.