(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Annual report"

Digitized by the Internet Arciiive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Boston Public Library 



http://www.archive.org/details/annualreport1876boston 



.'Mt. Cf^^->> 



1 / 




CITY OF BOSTON. 



City Document No, 61. 



THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF 
FIRE COMMISSIONERS, FOR THE YEAR END- 
ING APRIL 30th, 1876. 

Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, June, 1876. 

To His Honor the Mayor and the City Council : — 

Gentlemen, — The Board of Fire Commissioners have 
the honor to submit tlieir third annual report of the condition 
of the department under their charge, of tlie expenditures 
during the year ending April 30th, 1876, together with the 
record of fires and losses during the same period. 

The past year has been a singularly uneventful one. It 
has been marked by no great and disastrous fires, no large 
destruction of property by fire, and no loss of life in conse- 
quence of fire. On the contrary, the aggregate loss on 
buildings and contents amounts to less than $550,000 — a 
loss smaller than has been recorded for many years. But 
the record of the year is not without interest, as showing 
an essential progress in all that goes to make the depart- 
ment what it should be. 

The general sense of security, which is in people's minds to- 
day and is manifested in numberless ways, is most desirable 
provided it is well founded in fact, and in so far as it is 
founded upon the condition of the Fire Department there 
seems no reason to think that this confidence in the ability 
and efiiciency of the ofScers and members of the depart- 
ment is misplaced. 

The organization of the force remains the same that it 
was a year ago, except that Engine Co. No. 22, at that time 
located on Parker street, has been changed from a " call " to 
a "permanent company," as was then proposed, and now 
occupies the new house on Dartmouth street. 

The total force of officers and men, when all vacancies 
are filled, consists of, — 



ii City Document No. 61. 

Officers and men permanently employed, 292 
" " " doing duty only at fires, 368 



660 



The only additions to the force proposed are Chemical 
Engine Company JSTo. 6, which is to occupy the new house 
near Allston station the 1st of May, and Chemical Engine Co. 
No. 7, which will occupy the house at West Roxbury vil- 
lage when finished, and take the place of Hand Engine Com- 
pany No. 2, Centre street. A more detailed statement of 
the organization will be found in Appendix A, page 6. 

In the matter of appointments and the government of the 
force the Board have followed out the methods and prin- 
ciples fully described in former reports, and with very 
satisfactory results. While the discipline has not been 
relaxed, the number of dismissals for intoxication and bad 
conduct has been but 13, as compared with 31 dismissals 
the year before for the same causes. It is still a matter of 
regret that so many are forced to leave the service for such 
reasons. As usual, the use of intoxicating liquors is the 
cause of almost all the extreme cases of discipline. 

The Board have again to thank Dr. Samuel A. Green, 
the City Physician, for his services in making the physical 
examination of all appointees of the department, and this 
recognition is the more due, as the duty is self-imposed, and 
one for which he receives no compensation. 

Houses. 

The buildings occupied by the department are now in 
good condition. In addition to the ordinary general repairs 
required every year, considerable alterations and more ex- 
tensive repairs have been made in several of the houses, to 
provide more suitable quarters for the permanent companies 
occupying them. 

The house on Wall street, occupied by Engine Co. No. 6, 
was not well arranged or commodious enough, and was 
enlarged and materially altered. The expediency of selling 
it and building a more spacious one on another lot was at 
one time considered ; but the recommendation of the Board, 
to alter and enlarge the present building, was finally adopted. 
A new story was added, and the interior was remodelled at a 
cost to the city of $1,075.26, which represents the expendi- 
ture for materials, and for such labor as the Fire Depart- 
ment could not furnish. It is now as comfortable and well 
adapted for its use as a building of the size can be made. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. iii 

The house of Engme Co. No. 22, on Dartmouth street, 
was completed in July last. In pomt of location, architec- 
tural eifect and internal arrangement, it answers the require- 
ments in a very satisfactory manner. 

During the past two years an important alteration has 
been made in the stables of several of the houses, which is 
of positive benefit to the horses, and makes a gain in the 
time required to hitch up. The horses stand at all times 
with their heads towards the apparatus, and the instant that 
the alarm strikes, the door of each stall (which is its front) 
flies open, and the horse moves rapidly forward to his proper 
place at the pole. 

Owing to delays in purchasing the land, and acquiring 
satisfactory title to it, the three houses ordered by the City 
Council to be built, one at Egleston square, one near Allston 
station, and one at West Roxbury village, have not been 
completed. The one near Allston station is finished, and 
will be occupied on the 1st of May by Chemical Engine Co. 
No. 6. The one near Egleston square will be ready by the 
1st of June,' and will be occupied by Chemical Engine Co. 
No. 5, now temporarily located in a private building. The 
other will not be ready before July. These houses are all 
wooden and of similar style and construction, comparing 
favorably with the buildings in their vicinity. 

The Board do not think that any additional houses will be 
needed for the use of the department the coming year. 

The expenditures, for the repairs and alterations, have been 
but $4,960.70. That it is so moderate an amount, in view 
of the work done, is due to the fact that almost the entire 
labor has been performed by the permanently employed 
members of the department, in accordance with the system 
adopted the year before, and mentioned in the last report. 

Apparatus. 
The apparatus of the department consists at present of, — 

In service. In reserve. Total. 



Steam fire engines .... 


29 


7 


36 


Chemical " 


5 


3 


8 


Horse hose carriages, used by engine 








companies ..... 


17 




17 


Horse hose carriages used by independ- 








ent companies .... 


11 


6 


17 


Hose carriages attached to engines 


13 


14 


27 


Hook and ladder carriages fully 








equipped ..... 


11 


1 


12 



iv City Docibient No. 61. 



In service. In reserve. Total. 

Aerial ladder ..... 1 1 
Skinner ladder . 
Hand engines 
Coal was^ons 

. 2 13 

4 4 

.... 1 1 

. 32 32 



"6^ 
Supply wagons . 

Euofineers' waofons 



Buggy 
Hose pungs 
Jobbing pungs . 
Engineers' sleighs 



1 1 

1 1 ■ 2 

16 16 



More than the usual amount of repairing of apparatus has 
been found necessary, and nearly all of it has been done in the 
apparatus repair shop. Engine No. 18 has been in great 
part built over, at an expense to the city of $1,800, and is 
now nearly as good as new. Under the head of " Apparatus 
Repair Shop " will be found a more detailed account of the 
work done. The wheels and axles of the apparatus are the 
parts most frequently needing repair. The carrying of such 
lieavy loads at high sj^eed over the rough pavements and car- 
tracks is destructive in the extreme to ordinary running 
gear. To meet this excessive strain all new wheels and 
axles required to replace those which have given out have 
been made stronger and heavier. Another and equally im- 
portant step taken has been the adoption of standard axle 
arms and wheels for the several classes of apparatus, so that 
the wheels of one engine or hook and ladder carriage will go 
perfectly well upon any other one, of one four-wheeled hose 
carriage on any other, etc. The importance of such a pos- 
sible interchange of corresponding parts is self-evident 
with a department so large as this. It is only neces- 
sary to keep on hand a surplus of parts, such as poles, 
whiffletrees, springs, forward and hind axles complete, 
wheels, wheel-boxes, etc., and in fact all parts that most 
frequently give out, so that if any one of them breaks 
its place can be promptly supplied, and the piece of 
apparatus continue in service as before the accident. The 
broken part is repaired at leisure. Each builder has his own 
standard, and with apparatus from so many different builders 
there is always great variation in the dimensions of corre- 
sponding parts. The plan of reducing all the apparatus 
to the uniform standards involves considerable expense, but 
is justified by the great advantages gained. It will, however, 
be done gradually. 

One reserve engine, old No. 7, is dropped from the list as 
being no longer serviceable and probably not worth repaii ing 



FiEE Commissioner's Eeport. v 

for fire purposes. It will either be sold or exchanged for 
new apparatus. 

The following new apparatus has been added during the 
year : — 

1 Scott-Uda Aerial Ladder. 
1 Ladder carriage, usual pattern. 
1 Chemical Engine (Champion). 
1 Two-wheeled Hose Carriage. 
1 Bangor Ladder (Extension) . 

The hook and ladder carriage was made in the department 
repair shop. 

The Scott-Uda Aerial Ladder is well known as a self- 
sustaining ladder, of 100 feet in length, already in use in 
some of the larger cities. It has every appearance of 
strength and stability, and has been thoroughly tested. It is 
not run to every fire, but is kept in the heart of the city 
where it can be got at a moment's notice. Its value will be 
more evident in the event of a fire in one of the higher build- 
ings above the reach of the ordinary ladders. There has 
been no occasion calling for its use since its purchase, but 
the Boaid have conficleuce in its reliability. It is in 
charge of Hook and Ladder Company No. 8, who are 
frequently drilled in putting the several sections together 
and in raising it. The Bangor extension ladder is intended 
to take the place of the common splice ladder. It is claimed 
that it can be raised with fewer men and in less time, and 
when up that it is stifier than the splice. 

The Steam Fire Engine estimated for was not purchased, 
as the rebuilding of Engine No. 18 made the purchase of a 
new one unnecessary. 

In the appropriation approved for the coming year the 
estimate of $1,600 is for additional hose carriages and light 
wagons, such as can be made at the repair shop. It is 
believed that there are enough engines and ladder carriages 
for present needs. 

The "Self Propeller" in the use of Engine Co. No. 21 
has given very satisfactory results. The experience of the 
past year has tended to confirm the favorable opinion of that 
class of engines which the Board have for some time enter- 
tained. A self-propelling steam engine is under more com- 
plete control than an engine drawn by horses can possibly 
be ; the speed can be checked at once, and a change of 
direction efiected instantly. 



vi City Document No. 61. 

Steam Heaters. 

The steam- circulating heaters (coal-burning) in use have 
proved so satisfactory that seven more of the same pattern 
have been obtained. The gas-burning heaters have all been 
abandoned and their place supplied by the new coal-burners. 
At present twenty-one of the engines are furnished with 
them. The consumption of coal is something less than a 
ton a month for each heater. There is no question of their 
value. 

Hose. 

The number of feet of hose of all kinds, on hand and in 
use, is somewhat more than was reported a year ago, and is 
as follows : — 

Leather hose . . . . . . 22,496 feet. 

Cotton " ...... 25,910 " 

Eubber " 22,411 " 

" " (Chem. Engine) . . . 3,205 " 



Total 74,022 " 

A considerable quantit}'' of hose of all kinds has been con- 
demned as entirely unserviceable, and most of it sold. The 
new hose purchased during the year is as follows : — 

Cotton 2,112 feet. 

Eubber 6,000 " 



Total . . . . . . 8,112 " 

As has been stated in former reports, any estimate of the 
quality of the hose in use is at best an approximation. The 
length of time it has been in use is perhaps as good a means 
as any, except actual test, of determining its strength, for it is 
a ilict now well established that all hose, but especially rubber 
hose, deteriorates steadily, whether in actual use or not, and 
many think quite as rapidly in the store-house as it does in 
use at fires. The only means of ascertaining the amount of 
deterioration is to burst the hose. The life of rubber hose 
may in a general way be given at six years, but if the hose 
is made of inferior materials it will not last half that time. 
It is not intended to keep in service in the department any 
hose which will not stand at least a pressure of 100 pounds 
on the square inch, but there will always be some so near to 
this point that a slight additional strain will burst it ; and 
this not reliable hose is roughly estimated at 20 per cent, of 
the whole, thus : — 

Eeliable, 80 per cent. 

Not fully reliable, 20 per cent. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. vii 



Horses. 

The department has been and is at present well equipped 
with horses. The number now in service is 134, in- 
cluding those used for the Fire-Alarm Telegraph. The 
number in service April 30th, 1875, was 126. During the 
year one has died from disease, four have been sold or 
exchanged, and twelve have been purchased. 

The general health is now excellent. During the month 
of October the epizootic disease appeared, but in a much 
milder form than it had on its former appearance in 1872. 
Out of all the horses in the department 94 were affected 
more or less by the disease ; and of these 22 appeared seri- 
ously, and 72 slightly, affected. About a half-dozen were 
sick a month or more, some 40 were sick for a fortnight, and 
the rest for about a week. Whenever a horse was clearly unfit 
for work, his place was filled by a fresh horse ; but as long 
as he ate well and appeared in good spirits, he was exercised 
regularly, and used if the apparatus was called out. It did 
not appear that such use was injurious to the horse. None 
died in consequence of the disease. The treatment was sim- 
ple, mild remedies being used, the main reliance being upon 
careful feeding, gentle exercise and nursing. Generally all 
the horses in any one stable would be affected if one was ; 
but in a few cases one of a pair would be ill, while the other 
escaped entirely. 

Apparatus Repair Shop. 

The apparatus repair shop has proved a complete success. 
During the year a hirge amount of work has been done in 
repairs and alterations of apparatus, in new apparatus, in 
repairs of buildings, and in Fire-Alarm Telegraph work. 
The work turned out is believed to be of the very best qual- 
ity, and time will show the economy of sound materials and 
thorough workmanship. In addition to the workmen regu-' 
larly employed, a considerable number from the permanent 
force, varying with, the amount of work to be done, have 
been detailed to work in the shop. They respond to 
alarms of fire, and the city has the advantage of their 
skilled labor as well as of their services in case of fire. The 
following list will serve to show the character and amount 
of work done in the shop : — 

New Apparatus. 

Hook and ladder carriage for Flook and Ladder Co. No. 8. 
Eight new engine heaters with attachments complete. 



viii City Document No. 61. 



Eepaies. 

Engine No. 6. — General overhauling, new frame and 

boiler head, wheels rebuilt, etc. 
Engine No. 6. — Hose carriage, — general overhauling, 

new wheels and axles. 
Engine No. 17. — General repairs on engines and pumps. 
Engine No. 18. — Eebuilt. 
Engine No. 21 (Propeller). — General overhauling, new 

tubes, and driving wheels rebuilt. 
Engine No. 25. — General repairs of engine and pumps, 

new tubes, etc. 
Engine No. 26 — Hose carriage. — General overhauling, 

new wheels and axles. 
Fire Boat. — General repairs on engines, pumps, and 

boilers. 
Hose No. 1. — General overhauling. 
Hose No. 8. — General overhauling. 
Supply wagons Nos. 1 and 2. — General overhauling. 
Fire-Alarm Telegraph Wagons, Nos. 1 and 2. — General 

overhauling. 



^&* 



In addition to the above, general repairs of less moment 
have been made upon nearly all the apparatus in use in the 
department. 

Fire-Alaem. 

269 New brackets. 

40 Old " repaired. 
500 Insulator screws. 

36 New clamps for bridges. 

2 Tappers repaired. 

3 " new. 

4 Gongs repaired. 

18 New signs for boxes. 
300 Zincs for W. Rox. batteries 
500 «' " Central " 

13 Sounders and keys. 

12 Lightning arresters. 

1 Relay machine. 

200 Comp. zinc hangers. 
100 Wooden" " 
100 Copper disks. 
12 pr. hinges for boxes. 

2 New magnets. 

3 " pike poles. 



FiEE Commissioners' Eepoet. 



IX 



Reservoir and Hydrants. 



34 Tin H. R. & G. signs. 
15 Reservoir bolts for covers. 



Hose and Harness Shop. 

44 new snap hooks. 

52 sets harness trimmings. 

12 " hose couplings. 

12 " Babcock couplings. 

16 " hand hose " 

36 brass fenders. 

40 hose bands. 

The expenditures on account of the repair shop, includ- 
ing materials, labor and expense of running the shop, have 

been $10,553 90 

Credit by old material sold .... 290 07 



There has been charged to account of - 

Repairs of apparatus . 
^ew apparatus 
Repairs of houses 
Tools for repair shop . 
Repairs of hose and harness 
Furniture, bedding, ladders, rakes, hats, 
badges, hydrants, signs, and small supplies 
Fire alarms ....... 

Bells and clocks ...... 



$10,263 


83 


$6,901 


72 


1,930 


26 


912 


78 


337 


54 


148 


89 


138 


09 


971 


20 


22 


87 



In addition thereto the " detailed labor " done at the shop 
would, if charged for at the usual rates, have amounted 
to — 

Repairs on apparatus 
New apparatus 
Repairs of houses 
Tools for repair shop . 
Repairs of hose and harness 
Furniture, bedding, ladders, rakes, hats, 
badges, hydrants, signs and small supplies 
Fire alarms ....... 

Bells and clocks ...... 

$6,772 80 



14,759 


79 


684 


02 


298 


33 


410 


75 


91 


19 


101 


21 


411 


51 


16 


00 



City Document No. 61. 



In the expenses of the repair shop, interest on the value 
of the land and building and on the cost of equipment is not 
inchicled. A fair estimate for this would, in the opinion of 
the Board, be $2,000. 

The equipment of the shop has cost, up to the present 
time $8,945 11 

Of this amount $1,703.66 have been expended during the 
past year in the purchase of two blacksmiths' forges, one 
tire-bending machine, a circular saw and saw-bench, the 



heating arrangements of the building, 
smaller tools, patterns, etc. 



and a variety of 



Hose and Harness Eepaie Shop. 

The hose and harness repair shop has also answered well 
the purpose for which it was established. All the repairs 
of hose and harness have been made there, as well as such 
new harness work as has been required. The expenditures 
on account of material and labor for the past year have been, 
hose, $1,356.45 ; harness $1,486.25. 

The following new harnesses and parts of harnesses have 
been made in the hose and harness repair shop, during the 
year ending April 30, 1876 : — 



2 sets harness, double. 
2 " " engineer wag- 
on. 
5 sets reins, double. 
4 pairs " single. 
2 " check. 

2 " " lead. 
1 " curb. 

1 pair rein-holders. 
13 bridles, halter. 
1 ' ' riding. 
7 doz. straps, hame. 



22 




butt. 


1 pair 
3 " 
1 «' 




pulley. 

breeching. 

breast. 


1 




tail-board. 


6 




halter. 



2 straps, weight. 
4 surcingles, web. 

1 " leather. 

4 hose-pipes, spiral. 

2 '* " single leather, 
341 doz. washers, hose. 

6 " " suction. 

2 pair shaft tugs. 

2 martingales. 

3 whip-sockets. 
1 shin boot. 

5 back-pads. 

16 rein hd. terrets. 
1 hose-carriage pad. 
1 horse muzzle. 
15 spanner belts. 
Strapped 19 blankets. 



619 lengths of hose have been repaired, as follows : — 
Leather, 150 ; cotton, 96 ; rubber, 267 ; chemical, 61 ; hand, 
29 ; suction, 16. 

Couplings have been attached to 2,200 feet of new hose. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xi 



Fire- Alarm Telegraph. 

The Fire- Alarm Telegraph is in a satisfactory condition. 
During the past year five circuits were re-run, and all the 
others were more or less repaired. Forty-one and one- 
quarter miles of new wire were put up. All the lines have 
stood well the storms of the past winter. The East Boston 
cable was found to be in an unreliable condition. Two of 
the six wires had already become useless, and there was 
reason to think that the remaining wires might at any time 
fail, and communication with East Boston be suddenly cut 
off. Two courses were open — either to buy and lay a new 
cable or run a land-line through Charlestown and Chelsea. 
The cost of a cable, the great liability to injury, and the 
impossibility of repairing it when injured, were sufiicient 
reasons for not putting down another cable, while the 
economy and certainty of the land-line were advantages so 
decided as to overcome the objection to passing through 
territory not part of the city. Accordingly consent was 
obtained from Chelsea to run wires through that city. At 
the suggestion of the authorities of Chelsea, advantage was 
taken of this fact to establish a telegraphic connection be- 
tween the Fire Department head-quarters of this city and 
those of Chelsea, so that the need for assistance can now be 
made known at once, in case of a serious fire in either city. 
The advantages are mutual. Boston secures an efficient ally, 
if a fire should break out in Charlestown or East Boston, at 
a time when a large fire in the southern part of the city is 
calling for the main part of the city department ; and 
Chelsea gains the certainty of prompt aid from the larger 
department of this city. Under an arrangement made with 
the holders of the Fire- Alarm Patents, the Fire- Alarm Tele- 
graph of Charlestown has been changed, and is now become 
part of the general system of the city. The change is in 
every way an advantageous one. The force of the " re- 
pairers " has been reduced by the resignation of two mem- 
bers. Instead of filling these vacancies two of the repairers 
have each been furnished with a horse and light wagon. 
The extent of territory covered by the Fire- Alarm Telegraph, 
and the constant supervision necessary to keep it in perfect 
order, made such an arrangement expedient. 

If additional force is needed for Fire-Alarm Telegraph 
work, men are temporarily detailed from the permanent force 
of the Fire Department. 



xii City Document No. 61. 



Fires. 

The record of the year, in the number of fires and the 
amount of loss by fire, compares very favorably with that 
of former years. 

The following summary shows rather more clearly than 
the detailed statement (Appendix A, page 22) the proper 
points for comparison. So favorable a record cannot be 
counted on as a rule until our buildings, whether ware- 
houses or dwellings, have more of the fire-proof qualities 
common to buildings of most European cities. With every 
precaution and the greatest skill and watchfulness on the 
part of the firemen, destructive fires are always possible 
under a combination of adverse conditions, and it must 
be borlie in mind that few people outside of the de- 
partment ever know how narrowly the small fire escaped 
being a conflagration. The loss of a very few minutes, 
indecision, or lack of courage and endurance, would over 
and over again have shown the diflTerence. ' 

The more efficient is the department the less conspicuous 
it is, and the less the public hears and knows of individual 
skill and personal pluck and endurance. The best machin- 
ery moves with the least noise. 

Number of Alarms. 
May, 1873, to 1874 . . 720, including 266 stills. 





1874, to 1875 

1875, to 1876 


702, 
483, 


244 " 
140 " 




Loss on Buildings ( 


and Contents. 




May, 


Buildings. 

1873, to 1874, 81,134,835,95 

1874, to 1875, 424,979.00 

1875, to 1876, 152,810.00 


Contents. Total. 

82,295,546.55 $3,430,382.50 
793,524.00 1,228,403.00 
388,462,00 541,272.00 



Insurance on Buildings and Contents. 

Buildings. Contents. Total. 

May, 1873, to 1874, $1,341,476.45 $2,102,274.32 $3,443,750.77 
" 1874, to 1875, 1,758,939.00 1,918,069.00 3,677,008.00 
" 1875, to 1876, 1,348,925.00 1,727,558.00 3,076,483.00 

Alarms. 

Number of Telegraph Fires 322 

" " " False 9 

" *' " ' Needless .... 12 

Fires extinguished without giving a public alarm . 140 

483 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



Xlll 



Fires. 



Total number of actual fires . 
Confined to one building 
Extended to others 



443 
. 423 = 95 per cent. 

.20 = 5 " 



Slightly damaged 
Considerably ' ' 
Totally destroyed 



Buildings. 



. 351 = 80 per cent. 

. 72:=15 

.20 = 5 



Totally destroyed. 



The buildings reported were, wooden, 20. 

Value of buildings $25,810 00 

" " contents 31,160 00 



Buildings used for 



Ropewalk 

Planing Mill 

Wax Factory 

Slaughter House 

Hay Shed 

Small Houses and Stahles 
Total 



Loss ON 



Each Building. 



$3,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,500 00 

1,000 00 

( 1,000 00 
( or less. 



$25,810 00 



Contents of each. 



$6,000 00 

6,800 00 

3,000 00 

400 00 

4,000 00 

1,000 00 
or less. 



$31,160 00 



Considerably damaged. 

Those buildings reported considerably damaged were : 

Wooden 49 

Brick 19 

Stone . . . . . . 4 



Total 



72 



Damage to building 
" " contents 



$98,893 00 
287,850 00 



$386,743 00 



XIV 



City Document No. 61. 



Insurance on bui 


dings . 


. 


, 


. $616 


,200 00 


" " con 


tents . 






. 1,132,850 00 




$1,749,050 00 






Wood. 


Brick. 


stone. 


Total. 


Occupied as dwellings . 
Stables 


. 25 
6 


3 





1 


28 
7 


Junk shops . 




2 


2 





4 


Factories 




7 


2 


1 


• 10 


Stores . 




1 


7 


2 


10 


CarjDenter shops 
School-house 




3 




1 






3 
1 


Institute 







1 





1 


Church 







1 





.1 


Miscellaneous 




5 


2 





7 



49 



19 



72 



Among the numerous inferences which may be made from 
the foregoing figures, and from the fuller tables in the Appen- 
dix, the following may claim your attention. 

1st. That the buildings totally destroyed were all of them 
buildings of small value, and were also, from their location, 
construction, or contents, such that, if a fire were once well 
started, the building would be entirely consumed, whatever 
might be done to save it. 

2d. That of the buildings considerably damaged about 
one-half were damaged less than $500 each, one quarter 
$1,000, or less each, while only four suffered damage exceed- 
ing $5,000 each. This does not include the damage to the 
contents, but with a few insignificant exceptions the loss both 
on buildings and contents was more than covered by the 
insurance in each case ; while in the more important cases 
the damage to the building was very small as compared with 
its value. The injury to the contents of the building was in 
the aggregate about three times that to the buildings them- 
selves, but the insurance on the contents was about four 
times the loss on the same. 

In most instances the loss on contents represents rather the 
property injured in consequence of the fire than that actu- 
ally burned up or destroyed. There seems often a great 
disproportion between the loss on the building and the loss 
on the contents. A few hundred dollars on the building is 
associated with many thousands on the contents. This is 
the effect of water and smoke, and quite as often of the latter 
as of the former, for every effort is made to prevent the 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xv 

use of any more water than seems necessary to extinguish 
the fire. 

Explosions. 

The explosion which demolished the building corner of 
Lagrange and Washington street (May 26,1875), and the 
explosion of gas near Federal-street bridges (Dec. 22, 1875), 
were the occasions of alarms being struck calling out the 
department. In the latter case there was no fire Avhatever, 
but the members of the department worked with great 
energy and in a manner most creditable to them in endeav- 
oring to save life and recover the bodies of those killed. At 
the time of the explosion which caused the destruction of 
the building on the corner of Lagrange and Washington 
streets, and the loss of several lives, the conduct of the 
members of the department was such as to deserve special 
acknowledgment, and the following circular was published by 
the Board. It is reprinted and made a part of this report 
because it expresses but a proper feeling, and should be 
recorded with the other doings of the department for the 
year. 

Boston, May 27, 1875. 

CIRCULAR NO. 5. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners perform a pleasant duty when they 
express their full appreciation of the value of the services of the mem- 
bers of the Fire Department, at the scene of the disaster on the corner 
of Lagrange and Washington streets, on the 26th inst. They make 
this an opportunity to acknowledge the general and cheerful disposi- 
tion shown in the department to conform to, and make effective, rules 
deemed necessary for its proper discipline, and are especiallj'' gratified 
at this additional evidence of a noble spirit in the men who have taken 
upon themselves the responsibilities of protecting the community 
against the ravages of fire, and the dangers and troubles incident 
thereto. The zealous and ready manner in which, in the interest of 
humanity, the labor referred to in this circular was performed, is the 
best evidence which can be given of the good character and efficiency 
of the force under the charge of this Board. 

By order of the Board, 

ALFRED P. ROCKWELL, 

Chairman. 

Accidents. 

The number of accidents the past year has been unusually 
small. Of the members of the department none have been 
killed outright or permanently disabled, and but one has 
died in consequence of injuries in any way connected with a 
fire. John H. Kelley, a call-member of Hook and Ladder 



xvi City Document No. <d1. 

Co. No. 4, was a workman in the fire-works factory of Mr. 
Marston, on Kemble street, and died in consequence of inju- 
ries received from an explosion of fire-works, June 16th, 
1875. The building was set on fire by the explosion and 
destroyed. With this exception no lives either of citizens or 
firemen have been lost in consequence of fire, and but few 
occasions have occurred when the lives of the inmates of the 
building on fire have been in special danger. 

The good conduct of hoseman J. F. Drown, of Engine No. 
23, deserves to be commended. At the fire No. 607 Shaw- 
mut avenue, at personal risk to himself, he removed an 
invalid lady from the building on fire, and in so doing was 
himself seriously burned. The Board do not doubt that the 
members of the department will continue to show that per- 
sonal courage and self-devotion in saving human life which 
they have always shown when occasion required. 

For the reasons urged in their last report, the Board 
repeat the appeal to property-owners to be careful in the 
construction and arrangement of buildings, and in the provid- 
ing of safeguards and escapes in the event of fire. In 
several instances hatchways have been found open, and six 
convictions have been obtained for this violation of the law. 
Hatchways are no doubt often left open by the neglect of 
the employes, and in violation of the orders of the owners 
or occupants of the building ; but the result is the same, and a 
strict enforcement of the statute becomes an imperative duty 
where lite is at stake. 

The following is a list of the causes of the casualties to 
members of the department, all in the line of duty : — 



Injured. 

Fall from ladder .... 2 

Thrown from carriage ... 2 

Falling of ceiling .... 1 

Cut by falling slates ... 1 

Cut by falling glass ... 1 

Burned ...... 1 

Total casualties .... 8 



Discharges and Appointments. 

The following changes have been made in the department 
during the year : — 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. xvii 

Honorably discharged ...... 48 

Discharged for cause, 13, as follows : — 
Intoxication ...... 8 

Assault ....... 

Neglect of duty ..... 

Conduct prejudicial to good order 



1 




2 




2 




- 


13 




61 




. 59 


, 


. 20 


^ 


. 2 



Apppointments . . . . 
Transfers . . . . . • . 

Reduced to ranks . . . 

The Boston Protective Department. 

It seems not out of place here to mention the important 
work done by this department. It is managed and paid for 
by the Insurance Companies, and is a very important auxil- 
iary in the care of property exposed to damage by water, 
fire or smoke ; and the record of the two companies constantly 
employed in this service is a highly creditable one. Their 
wagons go to every fire, and their men are conspicuous in 
spreading the water-proof covers over whatever would be 
injured by water or smoke. The Board desire that a good 
feeling shall always exist between the Protective Department 
and the Fire Department, and that there shall be a cordial 
co-operation in the work of saving property from destruction. 

Each of their two wagons carries 50 rubber covers, 24 
square yards each, 2 chemical fire extinguishers, and the 
necessary tools and utensils to facilitate and render effective 
the work they may find to do. In addition to this force 
maintained in the city proper, they employ a certain number 
of call men who respond to alarms in other districts. By 
consent of the Board of Fire Commissioners, the Hook and 
Ladder carriages of these districts carry a considerable 
number of their covers and other equipments for their use. 
Members of the Fire Department often aid them in spreading 
covers, and they in turn render material aid in extinguishing 
fires. 

The act incorporating the Boston Protective Department, 
approved March 10th, 1874, provides as follows : — 

" Section 2. Said corporation shall have power to provide 
and maintain a corps of men, with proper ofiicers, whose 
duty it shall be, so far as practicable, to discover and prevent 
fires ; and whose appointment shall be subject to the approval 



xviii City Document No. 61. 

of the Board of Fire Commissioners ; shall provide suitable 
apparatus to save and preserve life and property at or after 
a tire ; and power is hereby granted to such corps and its 
officers to enter any building on fire, or which in their judg- 
ment is immediately exposed to, or in danger of, taking fire 
from other burning buildings, to protect and save life and 
property therein, and to remove such property or any part 
thereof, at or immediately after a fire ; provided, however, 
that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to lessen, in 
any way, the authority of the officers or members of the 
Boston Fire Department, or to warrant or justify any inter- 
ference with them in the performance of their duties, nor 
shall it in any way justify the owner of any building or 
personal property in the abandonment of his property. 

" Sect. 3. The officers and men of the Boston Protective 
Department, with their teams and apparatus, shall have the 
right of way while going to a fire, through any street, lane, 
or alley in the City of Boston, subject to such rules and 
regulations as the City Council and the Fire Commissioners 
may prescribe, and subject also to the rights of the Boston 
Fire Department ; and any violation of the street rights of 
the Boston Protective Department shall be punished in the 
same manner as is provided for the punishment of violations 
of the rights of the Boston Fire Department, in chapter 
three hundred seventy-four of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and seventy-three." 

Police. 

The Board are glad of an opportunity to acknowledge 
the services of the police in giving alarms and rendering 
valuable assistance in the management of fires. The opera- 
tions of the department have been facilitated by their prompt- 
ness and energy in roping off the streets, and regulating the 
movement of the crowd, whose curiosity calls them to every 
fire. The importance of such service as is rendered by the 
department under his charge, seems to be fully understood 
by the Chief of Police, who has been uniformly courteous 
and obliging to this Board, for which, as well as for the ser- 
vices of his force, they desire to express their appreciation 
and thanks. The Board would add here one word in rela- 
tion to giving alarms, since so large a proportion of box- 
alarms are given by the police. They would impress on 
every one, police officer or other person, who pulls a box, 
the importance of remaining by the box to direct the fire 
apparatus to the building on fire. Considerable delay and 
consequent loss has occasionally resulted from a failure to 
observe this important requirement. 



FiEE Commissioners' Eepoet. xix 



Water and the Care of Hydrants. 

In an ordinance of the city, fixing the charges to be made 
by the Cochituate Water Board and the Water Registrar, 
for the care of hydrants and the use of water, is the 
following : — 

" Section 46. For the use of water for hydrants and reser- 
voirs in extinguishing fires, the Fire Department shall be 
charged for each hydrant and reservoir established within 
the limits of the city, the sum of eighteen dollars per annum ; 
and for furnishing said hydrants and keeping them and the 
reservoirs in repair and ready for use the Fire Department 
shall be charged for each hydrant and reservoir established 
within the limits of the city, the sum of twelve dollars per 
annum." 

And by an order of the City Council, passed December 7, 
1874, the Mystic Water Board were directed to make the 
same charges for water and the care of hydrants and reser- 
voirs in the Charlestown District. The bills rendered to the 
Fire Department under these rules, for the year just ended, 
were as follows : — 

Water $62,388 00 

Care of hydrants . . . 41,592 00 

$103,980 00 

The bills for the year ending April 30, 1875, 
were : — 



Water $57,240 00 

Hydrants .... 37,992 00 



$95,232 00 



And for the year ending April 30, 1874, 
were : — 

Water $48,855 00 

Hydrants .... 32,256 00 



;i,lll 00 



The only action to be taken by this Board, on these bills, 
is to make a draft on the Auditor for their payment, after 
ascertaining that the number of hydrants and reservoirs 
named in them corresponds with the actual number in the 
city. The charge for water is made without any reference 
to the number of fires, or the quantity. of water used at fires. 
The amount charged, $62,d8S, would pay for 208,000,000 



XX City Document No. 61. 

gallons at the highest meter rates (three cents per 100 gal- 
lons) charged by either of the Water Boards ; or for 570,000 
gallons for each day of the 365 days of the year. And when 
it is added that this quantity of water would keep the whole 
twenty-nine steam fire-engines in the department at work for 
nearly two hours every day in the year, it seems a conclusive 
reason for the statement that the charge for water has no 
reference to the number of fires, or the quantity of water 
used at fires. As long, however, as the City Council deem 
it best to place this large amount, for the use of water and 
care of hydrants, to the account of the Fire Department, 
as on annual expense, this Board have only to approve the 
bills and deduct the amount, when showing the expenses of 
the department incurred with their authority, according to 
their judgment and for which they consider themselves 
responsible. 

Expenses of the Depaktment. 

The expenditures of the year for the whole department, 
which inchides the fire-ahirm telegiiiph and care of bells and 
clocks, after deducting the charge for water, and the care of 
hydrants, have amounted to $489,652.28, which is $137,- 
672.72 less than the amount appropriated by the City Coun- 
cil. This is a gratifying result to the Board, but the question 
has been raised whether it should be considered creditable 
to them, or looked upon as an evidence of bad judgment when 
making their estimates at the commencement of the year. 
The test which the Board are most anxious about, is 
whether the expenditures have been proper, and the city 
has received an equivalent for the money paid out. Their 
object has not been to save money, but to judiciously expend 
it. 

To "extinguish fires and protect life and property in 
case of fire " is their especial duty, the ordinance under 
which they act having been passed by the City Council for 
this purpose. The authority conferred by the Board in the 
ordinance is very full, and their responsibility correspond- 
ingly great ; and although it is not only possible, but very 
probable, that they have made mistakes, they certainly make 
no mistake in the statement, that in no instance since their 
appointment have they lost sight of this responsibility when 
directing or authorizing expenditures. To gratify their own 
as well as others' curiosity, comparisons have from time to 
time been made with the expenditures of this and other cities, 
in other years ; but whether they were greater or smaller has 
never influenced their action, as they have felt sure that not 



Fire Commissioners' Report . xxi 

to do what may have been done before, but to do whatever 
is found necessary to accomplish the object of their appoint- 
ment, is what is expected of a Board of Fire Commissioners. 

The estimates presented to the City Council at the begin- 
ning of the year were based upon the Tcnovm wants of the 
department, and such information in regard to probable 
wants as could be obtained at the time. To ask for less 
than it was supposed might be required, would have been 
folly so far as the Board was concerned, as well as trouble- 
some to the Council. They wanted, for instance, an appro- 
priation for salaries, and they asked for $395,750, which was 
the sum of all the salaries for a full department as it was 
then organized, with its Commissioners and En^^ineers, and 
its permanent and call companies, with an addition for three 
new companies to be organized as soon as houses then build- 
ing would be ready for them. The expenditures for salaries 
were but $377,767.77. What is the explanation of the 
difference ? Delay in getting the new buildings ready post- 
poned the organization of the three new companies until 
late in the year. -The location of some of the engines is 
such, that the Board found that the number of members of 
the permanent companies having them in charge could safely 
be reduced ; and the' ordinary changes in membership from 
time to time taking place will always leave a small balance 
in favor of the salary account. 

While the Fire Department is under the present manage- 
ment the Council may be sure of one thing, that whatever 
may be the state of the appropriation, no expense, which in 
the judgment of the Board is unnecessary, will either be 
authorized or continued ; and although, with but a year's 
experience, they asked for an appropriation of $30,000 for 
repairs of apparatus, it is a source of real satisfaction to 
them to report, that the success of the new repair shop has 
been such as to enable them to get through a year with 
charges to this appropriation amounting to only $9,209.36. 
It is but proper, however, for them to add, that the year 
has been a remarkably fortunate one, so far as fires and 
alarms, and of course exposure of the apparatus, is con- 
cerned ; still, the system of keeping the apparatus always 
in repair, of daily reports as to its condition, and immediate 
. attention to any defects, large or small, with the work done 
at the repair shop, much of it by detailed labor, is clearly an 
improvement upon the old system, and in any season will 
result in better work for a good deal less money. Of the 
amount appropriated for the repairs of houses, less than 
one-half has been expended ; an,d this in a good measure is 
accounted for, by the detail of members of the department, 



xxii City Document No. 61. 

whose mechanical skill could be taken advantage of, quite as 
much for their own good as for the pecuniary interest of the 
city. About one-half only of the appropriation for new 
hose, fuel for engines, small supplies, etc., has been expended, 
owing mainly to the fact that the number of fires has not 
been large, and promptness in reaching them has prevented 
conflagrations. Hay and grain too, the fluctuations in the 
price of which have this year favored the purchaser, show 
an unexpended balance of $6,650.27. The expense for 
horses has, by good care, good health, and good luck, 
been less than was expected. The expenditure for new 
apjDaratus has been much less than the estimate ; the 
necessity for the purchase of a new engine having been 
obviated by rebuilding aii old one at the repair shop, 
the cost of which is included in the item "for repairs 
of apparatus." The items for extra services and contingen- 
cies remain with but a very small charge against them, and 
no item in the estimate has been overrun. In this way the 
diflerence of $137,672.72, between the aggregate of appro- 
priation and expenditure, is made up. The Board when mak- 
ing their estimates had no intention of contributing towards 
the lessening of the city debt, but they do feel glad that so 
considerable an amount ($137,672.72), which for the reasons 
stated has not been needed in the expenses of the depart- 
ment under their charge, will be used for so good a pur- 
pose. 

Under the new system, the Fire Department is much 
larger, more efficient, and ought to be more expensive than 
under the old system. The diff'erence in the permanent 
force employed, alone, makes a large increase of expendi- 
ture, yet it would seem by comparison as if this increase 
was more than balanced by the reduction of other expenses ; 
for, in the aggregate, it has cost less to support the depart- 
ment this year than for any year since 1871-2. The Board 
repeat, however, what they have said before, that this is a 
matter of small consequence to them, compared with the 
answer to the question, Have they done their work such as 
it has been, carefully, prudently and well? 

In closing this their third annual report, the Board feel 
warranted in the remark, that the system which they at first 
adopted and have carried out in the reorganization and man- 
agement of the department, seems to have worked well, and 
the change which has been efiected by it, must, on the 
whole, be considered advantageous. The cheerful acquies- 
cence of the officers and men in the rules and orders adopted 
by the Board, and their ready co-operation in the work from 
time to time laid out, is not forgotten as contributing much 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. xxiii 

to the measure of success already attained, while the quiet 
but decided good influence of the Chief Engineer, which is 
felt all over the department, is worthy of special notice. 

The Board have carefully exercised the very full authority 
given them in the " Ordinance to establish a Fire Depart- 
ment," but in the expenditure of money and the discipline 
of the men they have steadily and constantly aimed to 
accomplish the object proposed in the ordinance referred to. 

ALFRED P. KOCKWELL, 
DAVID CHAMBERLIN, 
TIMOTHY T. SAWYER, 

Fire Commissioners. 




APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX A. 

Board of Fire Commissioners. 

One member is appointed annually in April, for a term of 
three years from the tirst Monday in May following. The 
nomination is made by the Mayor, subject to confirmation 
by the City Council. 

Alfred P. Rockwell, Chairman, for three years. 
David Chamberlin, for two years. 
Timothy T. Sawyer, for one year. 

Salaries, $4,000 each. 

Frederick W. Smith, Jr., Cleric. Appointed by the Fire 
Commissioners. 

Engineers. 

Chief Engineer, William A. Green, 8 Montgomery 
Place. 

Assistant Engineers. 

Joseph Dunbar, assigned to District 1. 



John Bartlett, 




2. 


Wm. H. Cunningham 




3. 


Samuel Abbott, Jr., 




4. 


John W. Regan, 




5. 


George Brown, 




6. 


George C. Fernald, 




7. 


John CoUigan, 




8. 


James Munroe, 




9. 


J. Foster Ho wins, 




' 10. 



Brown S. Flanders, Inspector and Aid 
to the Chief. 

Call Engineers. 

Granville A. Fuller, assigned to that part of District 
8 located in Brighton. 

James P. Rogers, assigned to that part of District 10 
located in West Roxbury. 



City Document No. 61. 



ClerJcs, 



Henry W. Longley, 



B. F. Unclerliill, Jr. 



Charles E. Classen. 



Force. 

The force, as now organized, consists of 3 Commissioners j 
1 Chief Engineer ; 1 Superintendent Fire Alarms ; 13 As- 
sistant Engineers ; 4 Clerks ; 21 Permanent Foremen ; 13 
Assistant Foremen ; 29 Steam Enginemen ; 5 Chemical 
Enginemen ; 29 Assistant Enginemen ; 161 Permanent 
Hosemen and Laddermen ; 30 Call Foremen ; 327 Call 
Hosemen and Laddermen, and 1 Messenger to Chief En- 
gineer, 1 Teamster, 3 Permanent Hostlers, and 11 Hand 
Enginemen ; 1 Captain of Fire Boat ; 1 Mate ; 1 Steward ; 
1 Engineman : 1 Assistant Engineman ; 1 Stoker ; and 1 
Deck Hand ; 4 Fire-alarm Telegraph Operators and 3 Ee- 
pairers ; in all, 667 men. 



Chief Ensrineer 



Pay-Eoll of the Fire Department. 

As Established ty the Board. 

$3,300 per annum. 



Sup't of Fire Alarms 


. 


. 


2,500 


(( 


Assistant Engineers . 


. 


. 


1,600 


C ( 


" " call . 


• 


300 


(C 


Permanent Force 


, 




Foremen 


{ 


it the rate 


of |], 250 per 


annum 


Assistant Foremen 






1,100 




Enginemen 






1,200 




Assistant Enginemen 






' 1,100 




Hosemen 






1,000 




Laddermen 






1,000 




Chemical Engineman 






' 1,100 




' ' Enginemen 






' 1,000 






Fire-Boat. 






Captain 


at the rate of 


$1,368.75 pel 


annum 


Mate . 






1,186.25 




Enginemen . 






1,368.75 




Assistant Enginemen 






1.186.25 




Steward 






1,000.00 




Stoker . ... 






1,000.00 




Deck Hands . 






1,000.00 







Appendix. 




« 




Call Force. 






Permanent Foremen 


at the 


rate of $1,000 


per 


annum 


Call 


( I 


300 




a 


Permanent Driver 


<( 


1,000 




a 


Hosemen . 


(( 


225 




a 


Laclclermen 


(( 


" 225 




a 


West Roxbury 


District. 




i 


Permanent Foremen 


at the 


rate of ^1,000 


per 


annum 


Call 




150 






Call 




100 






Enginemen 




" 1,000 






Driver 




720 






Hosemen, Engine Co. 




100 






" Chemical Engine " 


25 






" Hand 


(( a 


25 






Laddermen 


(( 


100 






Brighton District. 






Permanent Foremen . 


at the 


rate of $1,000 


per 


annum 


Enginemen 




" 1,000 






Driver 




720 






Call Foremen 




100 






Hosemen . 




50 






Laddermen 




50 







Fire Districts. 

The city has been divided into Ten Fire Districts, as 
follows : — 

District 1. — Comprises all that part of Boston known as 
East Boston. 

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

District 3. — All that part east of a line beginning at the 
Charles-river Drawbridge, and running 
through the centre of Charlestown street, 
Haymarket square and Washington to 
Summer streets, and north of Summer 
street and the N. Y. and N. E. E. R. 
Passenger Depot to the water. 

District 4. — All that part west of District 3, and north 
of a line running through the centre of 
Winter and Park streets, and west of 
Beacon to Otter, and North of Otter street 
to the water. 



4 City Document No. 61. 

District 5. — All that part south of Districts 3 and 4 to 
the centre of Dover-street Drawbridge, 
and a line runnin<y thronoh the centre of 
Dover, Berlveley, Boylston, Arlington, 
Beacon and Otter streets to the water. 

District 6. — All that part of Boston known as South 
Boston. 

District 7. — All that part of Boston south of District 5, 
to the centre of Albany-street Draw- 
bridge ; thence through the centre of 
Albanj', Ts'orthampton street, Columbus 
avenue and Chester park to Charles river. 

District 8. — All that part south and west of District 7, 
to the boundary line of West Eoxbury, 
and west of Washington street to the 
Brookline boundary line, and including 
all of Ward 25 formerly Brighton. 

District 9. — All that part south of Districts 6 and 7, to 
West Eoxbury line running through the 
centre of Blue Hill avenue, Columbia, 
Green, Bowdoin, Church and East streets, 
and east of District 8 to the water. 

District 10. — All the southerly part of Boston, south of 
District 8 and 9, including West Rox- 
bury. 



Assignment of Districts. 

Each district has been placed under the charge of an 
Assistant Engineer, as follows : — 

Assistant Engineer Joseph Dunbar, assigned to District 1. 



John Bartlett, 
Wm. H. Cunningham, 
Samuel AbI)ott, Jr., 
John W. Regan, 
George Brown, 
George C. Fernald, 
John CoUigan, 
James Mum roe, 
J. Foster Hewins, 



2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 



Brown S. Flanders, Inspector and Aid 
to the Chief. 



The Assistant Engineers, in charge of Districts Nos. 8 and 
10, are aided by Call Engineers in that part of their respective 
districts known as West Roxbury and Brighton. 



Appendix. 5 

The Assistant Encjineers of the several Fire Districts in 
the city will respond to alarms out of their own districts, as 
follows : — 

The Engineer of ) 

District No. 1. > To mcond alarms in Nos. 3 and 4. 

To third alarms in No. 5. 
District No. 2. — To second alarms in Nos. 3 and 4. 

To tJiird alarms in No. 5. 
District No. 3. — To first alarms in Nos. 4, 5, and to East 

Boston Ferry for No. 1. 
District No. 4. — To first alarms in Nos. 2, 5, and that 
part of No. 7 west of Columbus avenue. 
To third ala'rms in No. 7. 
District No. 5. — To first alarms in Nos. 3, 4, 6 and 7. 

To third alarms in Nos. 1 and 2. 
District No. 6. — To first alarms in No. 6, and all that 
part of Nos. 5 and 7 east of Washing- 
ton street. 
To third alarms in Nos. 5, 7 and 9. 
District No. 7. — To first alarms in Nos. 5, 6, and in Nos. 
8 and 9 north of Dudley and Stough- 
ton streets. 
To second alarms in Nos. 8 and 9, and 
parts of Nos. 3 and 4 south of State, 
Court and Cambridge streets. 
To third alarms in Nos. 3, 4, 8 and 9. 
District No. 8. — To first alarms in Nos. 7, 9 and Jamaica 
Plain. 
To second alarms in No. 10. 
To third alarms in Nos. 5 and 6. 
District No. 9. — To j^ns^^ alarms in Nos. 7, 8 and Dorchester, 

To second alarms in Nos. 6 and 10. 
District No. 10. — To first alarms in Nos. 9 and 10. 

To second alarms in No. 6, and that part 
of No. 8 east of the Providence Rail- 
road. 
To third alarms in all of No. 8. 

No piece of apparatus belonging to the department will be 
allowed out of the city without the authority of the Chief or 
an Assistant Engineer. 

Engines Nos. 4, 9, 25 and 26 are never to be sent out of 
the city. 

Engine No. 5 is never to cross the ferry, unless specially 
sent for. 



City Document Ko. 61. 



•mox 1 


m 


I-H 


(M 


(M 


IH 


e^ 


ot 


(M 


IM 


S 


r-l 




cq 


(N 


I-l 


IM 


■llt-'O 1 


CO 


QO 


O 


O 


CO 


o 


o 


o 


CO 


o 


CO 


00 


00 


CO 


00 


00 


■juauBUMej 


m 


CO 


I-l 


IM 


CO 


c^ 


cq 


(N 


^ 


s 


CO 


^ 


^ 


"* 


CO 


'^ 




CDiOiOiOOxOOOiOiO'*:t<0 



•aj[oa}a 



OOOOOOCOCOOOOOCOOOCMCS 



•ja^ammo; 



-* ■* ^ CD 



•9i[o.ng 



00 00 00 CO 00 00 00 



CO 00 (M en 



■aa)stuBi(j 



t— CO r-t L— 



1/2 

H 





<! 

(/2 



bo C 
"5 p: 



to <M (M IM 






^ > 6 

►? h ft 



<10ptifeoQ-<aQfiO 



w 


o 


M 


H 


a 


^ 




^ 


^ 


^ 


o 


pq 


d 


d 


d 


o 


d 


U 


O 


O 


,tio 


O 


.,<? 


fi" 


,W) 



^ ■« s s :^ 



<1 K 



<1 H <5 



K 


W 




S 


^ 


^ 




o 








W 


o 


o 




<, 






>^ 


% 










g 


a 


"A 


o 


tn 


tn 


. 


h 


C3 

o 




o 












o 


o 


H 


.M 


H 


H 




<1 


•< 


(J 


1-5 



S o o M 



<1 <^ 



w 5 



P p:( K PQ 



s ^ 



MoQPHgoQOQOfiH 



Appendix. 



OJ 05 rH <M <M eq ^ 



«> 


oo 


00 


« 


» 


o 


o 


00 


o 


o 


c» 


o 


T-i 


O 


Tt( 


CO 


CO 


CO 


CO 


CD 


O) 


CO 


(M 


CI 


^ 


^ 


CO 


- 





r-fcf 


r.W 


,.fct 


5" 


?i? 


q? 


o 


m? 


in 


-* 


^ 


5? 


oo 


-,. 


j,C 


-,c 


CO 


J- 


s 


00 


00 


00 


CO 


CO 


00 


t- 


<o 


o> 


OJ 


^ 


«> 


J^ 


s 


t- 


» 


t- 


Hht 


t- 



oo G<J CO lO 



agp< 



HtS 



CM CO 0:1 CO 



IM (M Ti< 



00 00 00 CO 



00 oo 00 00 



<1 ^ o 3 ^ ►? 






m 








6 


ri 


r 


H-l 


HH 


M 


< ) 


f ) 















U 


ly 


« 


Pi 


-f* 


,bJD 


.53 


£ 


J"" 


■2 


1^ 


a 


t3 


sS 


sS 


5h 


&" 


C3 


H 












in 


►^ 


i-n 


1-7. 


M 


rM 


a 


i 


i 


a 




g 




E 

<1 



H W 



a S 



n fQ 



S o o S 



rj rt 3 

H 3 H 



a W 



W fi ft ft 



-s p^ « 



j; ca tj 






i-l<N(Mei<C^IMC^(MINO 



1 



City Document No. 61. 



M 
< 

O 

O 

W 

o 





































3 


on 


o> 


0) 


o> 


•* 


o> 


05 


CO 


05 


as 


05 






o 




























C-i 
























a 




























H 
a 






















































^ 




























o 
































"3 


00 


00 


00 




CO 


00 


00 


o 


00 


00 


00 


M 




























^ 




























P 




























^ 




+3 




























s 


iH 


1-4 


^ 


1-1 


iH 


IH 


rt 


CO 


1-1 


i-i 


r-( 






a 




























u 




























<u 




























PL, 
























^ s 


























C3 IH 


























^« 




o 


O 


o 


o 


c 


o 


o 


vn 


o 


o 


O 


•^2 




o 


o 


cu 


o 




o 


r: 




c< 


o 


o 




^ 




"*- 


^ 


cc 


^ 




1- 




o^ 


00_ 


'S a 




M 


of 


CO 


CO 


(^] 


N 


(M 


co 


(M 


c<r 


c^ 


^1 


























u 


























-« 


























o 




CO 


CO 


c<i 


CO 


c 


o 






o 




co" 


o 




Ir- 












CO 




CO 










CO 




OO 






00 


oc 


a 


oc 








tH 


?H 


IH 


T-K 


1" 


r-< 








I-I 


I— 1 


o 


























02 












t' 












.2 




C 







rt 


P< ft 






r-l 

n 






>-3 


C3 


s 




0) a; 
02 02 




3 


^ 


1 


3 

1-3 


















C 


c 




c5 






















C 


C 




O 














C 






rt 


5D Ml 


50 














o 






_o 






c 












12 

c 


d 


o 

fq 

6 
O 


6 




o 
6 




1 ^ 

e2 — 

03 !^ 


3 
c2 










C 


O 


iS 


O 


c 


r ^ 


1 


% 


^ 


a 


'^4 






e^ 


&> 


c 


&> 


c 


' S 


I3B to "^ 


bB 


,g 






'^ 


A 


c3 




p 


3 c^ 


C3 c- 

di a 

ri4 ^ 


7- 


1 


3 


» 




> 


1 


c 

13 


^ 
o 
> 

o 


p: 


i i 


o. c 


1 


• i 


a 






1-^ 


h^l 


H 


i-:i 


H 


5 W 


< <) p: 


-^ 












• 














pp 












GQ 














od 












4^ 












pp 




;5 
o 














! w 








OQ 


-fj* 


M 

H 

O 
O 










o 
o 


a 
E 




u 




p: 


■s 


O 


l-I 






o 


CO 


3 




5 ^ 




a 


oc 




o 






_c 


0) 


O 






c 
c 
£ 


c 
t- 
C 




2 
s 


3 








'S 

3 


^ 


5 




2 O 


f 


^ 


PC 


o 

ft 


g 


rt 


























N 


























M 




















































S 


























a 


























^ 
































IM 


CO 


•* 


If 


» to 


t^ 


oc 


o- 


o 


C^ 


























IH 


rl 


' 



Fire Commissioner's Eeport. 



^ 


•F^ox 


CO 


CO 


CO 


lO 


'co 




H 














a 


























1^ 

O 














■11^0 






'-' 


-* 


!M 














M 














^ 














a 














Iz; 


•ingaBnHStl 


CO 


CO 


<M 


1-1 


^ 




^ • 














'ZZ J£ 


o 




Q 


o 


O 




o ^ 




u- 




o 


o 




"^ C3 








rH 


rH 




to 














O 














« 1 














•i, 2 






o 


O 






00 


s 


^ 


■* 






iy) *^ . 


o^ 






lO 


CO_ 




•3 g 


xrT 


ir 


K 


CO 


■*" 




^ 1 














;-i 














■a 
















CO 


-J 


Tt 




^ 




o 




t- 


t- 








_o 








OO 






V 


r-H 




I— 




rH 




^ 














OQ 






- 




. 




.s 








i 


(M 




"3 




Apri 
July 
Jan. 


> 

O 

!zi 






d 








• 






O 


" 


■" 


* 


*• 






tj) 








































« 














■ a 


3 
o 














^ 


z 


- 


- 


^ 




a 


p 












n 


s 

o 






• 
























" 


" 


■ " 


* 
























• 


o 














o 


»< 








. 






"5 


a 














"2 


» 
































































>« 






;^' 








1 


§ 






o 

M 

< 


<^ 




C 
C 


1 


5 






3 


p 




C 


o 


ft 














" 1 








n 


c 


c 

) 1- 


^ 


^^ 




« 














w 














M 




























s 














a 














^ 
















rH 


c~ 


1 V 


Tl< 


vn 


1 



< 

O 

J?; 

M 

ft 



a 

en 
O 

1 














"3) 
'3 


o 
o 

co" 




o 

■> 

.9' 

3 
Ph 


IH 




W 
P 

a 


c 
C 

c 
c 

£ 

a. 

£ 


. 




!5 

o 

o 
o 


> 

.£ 
y 

C 

p: 

c 

E 
C. 


■s 




B 

a 


c 







10 



City Document No. 61. 



M 

o 

ft 
ft 

o 
o 

M 



•IBIOX 


^ 


s 


■* 


O 


o 


C-l 


(M 




o 


61 




•ii^o 


• 


s 


• 


Ol 


r-l 


1-1 


- 


• 


1-1 


iH 


I-i 


•q^uamsoHaj; 


^ 


iH 


;5 


- 


iH 


- 


- 


^ 


iH 


1-1 


- 



1-1 (M 1-t »H i-l 



ifS iTi lO lO 05 



CO Oi to CI 



P o 



<; ;^ <i 



P=< o p 



■'?^ Pi 



P -s 



h Hi W 



o 



P w 



H P ^ 



H ^ 



1^ fe a o o 



IH d CO 



Appendix. 11 



PUNGS. 



There are 35 pungs in use by tlie department, — 33 for 
carrying hose and 2 for jobbing. 

The Engines, Hose, Hats, Axes, Ladders, and all the 
other apparatus used by the Fire Department, are owned by 
the city, and are under the care and control of the Board of 
Fire Commissioners. 

Coal Houses and Wagons. 

Coal Houses. 

No. 1 is located on Salem street. This house is in good 
repair, and supplies for the north and west sections of the 
city are taken from it in case of a large fire. 

No. 2 is located on Washington street, near Dover street. 

No. 3 is located on Orleans street, East Boston. From 
this house, in case of fire, supplies are taken for the East 
Boston department. 

Coal Wagons. 

1. Engine House No. 11, Sumner street, East Boston, 

2. Engine House No. 27, Elm street, Charlestown Dis- 

trict. 

3. Coal House No. 1, Salem street. 

4. Engine House No. 14, Centre street, Eoxbury Dis- 

trict. 

5. Engine House No. 4, Bulfinch street. 

6. Coal Depot No. 2, Washington street, near Dover. 

7. Engine House No. 23, Northampton street. 

8. Hook & Ladder House, No. 5, Fourth, near Dorchester, 

street, South Boston. 

9. Engine House No. 29, Chestnut Hill avenue, Brighton 

District. 

10. Engine House No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester 

District. 

11. Engine House No. 19, Norfolk street, Dorchester Dis- 

trict. 

12. Engine House No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester 

District. 

13. Engine House No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester Dis- 

trict. 

14. Engine House, No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester Dis- 

trict. 

15. Engine House No. 28, Centre street, West Eoxbury 

District. 

Swpjply Wagons. 

No. 1. Kept at Hose House No. 8, North Grove street. 



12 City Document No. 61. 

No. 2. Kept at house of H. & L. Co. No. 3, Harrison 
avenue, corner of Bristol street. 

No. 3. In reserve. Kept at house of Engine Co. No. 
22 Dartmouth street. 

Fire Apparatus at Stationary Points. 

Hose Carriages and Hose. 

There is apparatus located at the following points, for the 
more immediate protection of the neighborhood, and without 
organized companies : — 

One hose carriage at the Apparatus Repair Shop, on Har- 
rison avenue, with 600 feet of hose. 

One hose carriage, with four hundred feet of 2|-inch hose, 
at old Hook and Ladder House No. 4, Eustis street, High- 
lauds. 

At each of the above places are the needful wrenches, 
goosenecks, and pipes to be used with the hose. 

One hose carriage, with one thousand feet of 2^-inch hose, 
at Engine House No. 25, Fort Hill square, to be used in 
cases of large fires. 

Spare Aj^paratus. 

Deer Island. One hand engine, with two hose carriages 
and seven hundred feet of rubber and cotton hose, belonging 
to the Fire Department, and stored here, to be used by the 
convicts within the prison, if required. 

Steam fire-engines, formerly known as Nos. 1, 2, 6, 9, and 
21, one known as Mystic No. 1, are kept as spare engines. 

The steam fire-engine, old No. 7, hitherto known as a 
spare engine, has become unserviceable, and is no longer in 
use. 

Hose carriages, formerly known as Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8. 

One hand engine, known as Charles River, at Brighton, 
and one at House of Chemical Engine No. 4, Roslindale. 

Fire-Ladders. 

There are fire-ladders kept in the following locations, to be 
used only in cases of fire in the immediate vicinity, before 
other apparatus can be bronght to bear : — 

Engine House on Fourth, near K street, four ladders. 

2 at City Hall, Charlestown District. 

2 at Warren School-house, Charlestown District. 

2 at High School-house, " 

2 at Wiuthrop School-house, " 

2 at Prescott School-house, " 

2 at Bunker Hill School-house, " 



Appendix. 



13 



2 at Hose House No. 2, Charlestown District. 
2 at Hose House No. 4, a ■ 

4 at Chemical 4's House, Rosliudale. 
4 at Hand Engine House, West Roxbuiy. 

Hydrants. 

During the year 488 Hydrants have been established and 
78 abandoned, as follows : — 



Boston Proper . 
South Boston . . 
East Boston . . . 
Boston Highlands 
Dorchester . . . 
West Roxhury . 
Brighton .... 
Charlestown . . 

Totals . . . 



Established. 



Lowry. Boston. Post. Total 



282 



168 



29 
51 
60 
134 
131 
13 



Abandoned. 



Lowry. Boston. Total 



Total ISTumtoer of Hydrants May 1, 1876. 





LOWRY. 


Boston. 


Post. 


Total. 


Boston Proper 


407 
127 
98 
648 
546 
54 
47 

148 


865 

340 

185 

94 

29 
3 

1 

31 


3 

2 
77 
83 
16 

7 


1,272 
467 




283 




745 




577 


West Roxhury 


134 




131 




16 




186 






Totals 


2,075 


1,547 


188 


3,811 







Included in the above list of Hydrants as of May 1st, 1876, 
are the following which were established during the year 
1874-75, but accidentally omitted from the last report. 
In East Boston ... 1 Lowry has been added. 

" Boston Highlands . . 4 " 2 Boston " 
" Deer Island ... 2 Post added. 



14 



City Document No. 61. 



FIKE RESERVOIRS. 

Where Water can he obtained in case of Fire within the City of Boston, 

3Iay 1, 1876. 



Fo. 


Location. 


Capacity. 

(Hhds.) 


Filled by. 


Remarks. 


1 






4-inch pipe. 




2 


Anderson street, opposite Phillips 
School-house 


300 to 400 


Cover in street. 


3 


Blossom, cor. of McLean street . . . 


" 


" 


.1 


4 




IC CI 


Spring. 
4-inch pipe. 




5 


Bowdoin square, opposite Bulfinch 
.street 


<l cc 




6 






„ 


Iron Cover. 


7 


Broad, near State street 


300 to 400 




8 


BatterymarcB, near Broad street , . 


(1 « 


" 


Cover in street. 


9 






It 




10 


Catnh ridge, cor. of Irving street . . . 


300 to 400 


Cover in Irving st. 


11 


Canahridge, cor. of Hancock street . 


(( a 


" 


Cover in Hancock 

St. 

Iron cover. 


12 


Chambers, cor. of Poplar street . . . 


" 


" 


13 






It 




14 


Charlestown street, opposite 52 — at 




Tide. 




15 


Chestnut, cor. of Walnut street . . . 


300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 


Cover in Walnut 

St. 


16 






Tide. 
4-inch pipe. 


17 


Chestnut, near cor. West Cedar street 






18 


Clinton, opposite Fulton 


300 to 400 


" 


Cover in street. 


19 


Congress, near High street 


" 


" 


Cover on south side 


20 


Court square, opposite south-east cor. 
of the Court-house 




,, 


Iron cover. 


21 






,, 




22 


Church street, front of Methodist 




« 


II (C 


23 






II II 


24 


West Canton street, opposite No. 89 . 


60 to 70 






25 
26 






4-inch pipe. 




West Dedham street, opposite 67 . . 


60 to 70 


II u 


27 


East street, opposite the School-house 




4-inch pipe. 




28 


Edinboro.', rear Essex street .... 


60 to 70 


u 


" 


29 


Essex street, oj)posite No. 5 


300 to 400 


" 


» 


30 






<( 


II (> 


31 


Franklin, cor. of Hawley street . . . 


60 to 70 


« 





FlEE COMMISSIONEES' RePOET. 



15 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by. 


Remarks. 


32 


Franklin, cor. of Devonshire street . 


300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 




33 


Federal, cor. of Channing street . . . 




,1 


Iron cover. 


34 


Federal street, opposite Piper's wharf 


300 to 400 


11 




S'i 






„ 


II II 


36 


Hanover street, opposite No. 96 . . . 


390 to 400 


« 


Cover in street. 


37 


Hanover, at the junction of Salem 




Hose. 


II II 


SS 


Hanover street, front of Station-house 
Ko. 1 


300 to 400 




39 


Hanover, cor. of Clark street .... 




'in 


Haymarket square 


i> II 


4inch pipe. 


Cover opposite No. 
4. 


41 


Hawkins street, front of Mayhew 
School-bouse 




42 
43 


Hudson, cor. of Kneeland street . . . 
Hudson, near Curve street 


60 to 70 


Iron cover on side- 
walk. 


44 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Kneeland 
street 


60 to 70 




Iron cover in cen- 
tre 
Iron cover. 


45 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Bennett street 


46 


Harrison avenue, opposite Curve 
street 




" 




47 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Asylum 
street 




II (1 


48 


Harrison avenue, near Hallett & 
Davis's Piano-forte manufactory . 




<« 




49 


Liberty square, opposite No. 1, near 
cor. of Kiiby street 


300 to 400 


II 1. 


50 


Leverett, opposite Spring street . . . 


" 


« 


1. 1. 


51 


Lancaster, cor. of Merrimac street . 


II II 




II II 


52 




- 


II 


Cover in street. 
II ti 


53 


Mount Vernon street, near Louisburg 
square 


It II 




54 


Myrtle, cor. of Irving street 


II i< 




Cover in Irving st. 


55 




II II 




Cover in centre. 
Iron cover. 


56 


Pearl street, opposite Sturgis street . 


.1 


11 


57 


Pleasant, cor. of Carver street .... 


II 


" 


Cover in Carver st. 


58 


Pleasant, opposite Eliot street . . . 


. . 






59 


Salem, cor. Cooper street 


300 to 400 


II 


Iron cover. 


60 


Salem street, front of Christ Church 


" 


« 


i( II 


61 


Shawmut ave., cor. of Canton street 


ii II 






62 


Shawmut ave., near Briggs place • . 








63 


Summer street, opposite 115 .... 


300 to 400 


i< 





16 



City Document No. 61. 



Fire Reservoirs. — Contiimed. 



No. 

61 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 

72 
73 
74 
75 
76 

77 
78 
79 



Location. 



State street, opp. Traveller Building , 

State, cor. Kilby street 

South Market St., opp. No. 35 . . , 
Sudbury square, opp. No. 52 ... , 
Somerset street, cor. of Allston . . , 
Phillips, cor. of West Cedar street , 
Thacher street , 



Tremont street, at entrance to Pem- 
berton square 



Tremont, cor. of School street . 
Tremont, cor. of Park street . . 
Tremont, cor. of Mason street . 
Tremont, cor. of Boylston street 



Tremont street, front of Winthrop 
School-house 



Tremont, cor. of Hollis street . 
Tyler, cor. of Oak street . . . 
Union, opp. North street • . . 



Washington, cor. of Milk street . . . 

Washington, cor. of Franklin street . 

Washington street, cor. Avon place . 

Washington st., opp. Boston Theatre 

Washington, opp. Common street . . 

Washington, opp. Pleasant street . . 

Washington, cor. of Kneeland street 

Washington, cor. of East Castle street 

Washington, cor. of Florence street 

Washington street, front of Old 
Franklin School-house 



Washington street, opposite South 
May 



Washington, near cor. Union Park 
street 



Washington, cor. of Brookline street 

Washington, cor. Northampton street 

Washington street, opposite Metro- 
politan place 



Warrenton, cor. of Eliot street 



Capacity. 

(Hhds.) 



300 to 400 



300 to 400 



300 to 400 



60 to 70 



300 to 400 



300 to 400 



300 to 400 



300 to 400 



Filled by. 



4-inch pipe. 



2-inch pipe. 



4-inch pipe. 



4-inch pipe. 



Remarks. 



Iron cover. 

(i u 

Cover opp. No. 35. 
Cover in centre. 



Cover in square. 



Iron cover. 



Cover in centre. 
Cover on sidewalk. 



Cover in centre , . 

Iron cover. 

c Cover on side- 
< walk, corner Old 
i South Church. 

Cover in Franklin 

St. 

Cover in Avon pi. 
Iron cover. 
Cover on sidewalk. 



Iron cover. 



Cover in E. Castle 

St. 



Cover on sidewalk. 
Wooden cover. 



Iron cover. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



17 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued: 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by. 


Remarks. 


Pfi 


SOUTH BOSTON. 




4-incli pipe. 




97 


A street, opposite church, near 


300 to 400 


Cover opposite the 


98 


Broadway, opposite 136, near B street 


church. 


100 


Broadway, opposite Hawes School- 


300 to 400 




101 


Broad-^ay, opposite the gate of No. 
579 




102 
103 


B, cor. Fourth street 


300 to 400 




104 








105 


Broadway, opposite ISTo. 483, near 






TOR 








107 








lOS 








TOP 








no 








111 








IT' 








118 






of church. 


114 


EAST BOSTOI^. 






115 


Central square, near cor. of Liver- 






llfi 








117 




. 




118 








119 
120 
1?1 


Maverick sq., opp. Plummer's store . 
Meridian St., opp. the Public Library- 


300 to 400 





19? 








123 


Saratoga street — cover 24 feet, opp. 
Nos. 27 and 29 






19.]. 








125 
12fi 


Trenton street, opp. No. 86 

Webster street, opp. No. 126 . . . • 




<( <t 



18 



City Document No. 61. 



Fire Reservoirs. — ConUnued. 



No. 



127 

128 

129 

130 

131 

132 

133 

134 

135 

136 

137 

138 

139 

140 

141 

/ 

142 

143 

144 

145 

146 

147 

148 

149 

150 

151 

152 

153 

154 
155 
156 
157 
158 

159 
160 



Location. 



ROXBURY DISTRICT. 

Albany street, opp. No. 828 . , 

Adams, cor. of Dudley street . 

Cedar street, near Lambert avenue 

Centre, cor. of Gardner street . . 

Dudley, cor. of Kenilwortli street 

Dudley, near Warren street . . . 

Dudley, coi*. of Greenville street 

Dudley, cor. of Hamden street . 

Eliot square 

Ellis, cor. of Hawthorne street . 

Forest street, opp. No. 36 ... . 

Greenville, cor. of Winthrop street 

Hampden street, opp. Norfolk ave, 

Highland, cor. of Cedar street . . 

Heath street, cor. of Heath place 

King street, opp. No. 15 

Mt. Pleasant avenue, opposite No. 

Milmont street, opposite No. 20 . 

Norfolk street, opposite No. 30 . 

Oakland, corner of Thornton street 

Parker, corner of Alleghany street 

Regent, near St. James street . . . 

Ruggles, corner of Cahot street . . 

Ruggles street, opp, Lingham's store 

Smith street, opposite No. 19 . 

Swett, corner of Reed street . 

Washington street, opposite Willow 
park 



Washington street,cor. Bartlett street 

Vernon, corner of Auhurn street 

Vernon, corner of Belmont street 

Warren, near Washington street 

Warren street, junction of Walnut 
avenue 



Warren, corner of Waverly street 

Warren street, junction of Blue-hill 
avenue 



Capacity. 

(Hhds.) 



300 to 


400 


700 




600 to 


700 


200 to 300 



400 to 500 
200 to 300 
200 to 300 
600 to 700 
300 to 400 
400 to 500 

600 to 700 
300 to 400 
200 to 300 
800 to 900 
400 to 500 

200 to 300 
400 to 500 

600 to 700 



FllLED BY 



4-inch pipe. 



Spring 



4-inch pipe. 



Remarks. 



Cover on sidewalk. 



Cover opposite the 
fountain. 



Cover in square. 



FiEE Commissioners' Report. 



19 



Fire Keservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 

(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks 


161 


Washington, corner of Eustis street . 


200 to 300 






162 
163 
164 
165 


"Washington, opposite Zelgler street . 
Roxbury, junction of Linden park . . 
Walnut avenue, opposite No. 92 . . 
Winthrop street, cor. Blue-hill avenue 


400 to 500 

200 to 300 

400 to 500 

700 


4-inch pipe. 




166 


Winslow, corner of Tabor street . . 


600 to 700 


Spring. 




167 


Yeoman, corner of Chad wick street . 


200 to 300 


4-inch pipe. 






DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 








168 


Adams, corner of Hancock street . . 


" 


Spring. 




169 


Boston, corner of Cottage street . . . 


500 to 600 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


170 
171 


Dorchester avenue, cor. of Adams st. 

Everett, cor. of Elm street, — Harri- 
son square 




" 




172 


Meeting-House Hill, opposite Engine 
house 17 ••••>■*•••••• 


100 to 200 
500 to 600 


Spring. 




173 


Narragansett, near Minot street . . . 


It <c 


174 


Richmond, near Washington street . 


" 






175 


Sumner, cor. of Stoughton street . . 


If i< 


4-inch pipe. 




176 


Walnut street, opposite Post Office . 


" 


Spring. 




177 
178 


Washington, cor. Bowdoin street . . 

Washington St., opposite Gleason's 
factory .•■• 


700 to 800 
200 to 300 




(( (C 




CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 


(Galls.) 






179 


At the Neck, near Albee's store . . . 


50,000 


Spring. 


Large. 


ISO 


Austin street, near head of First . . 


27,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


181 


Austin street, junction of Lawrence . 


28,000 


Church. 


Water from roof. 


182 


Junction of Bartlett and Green streets 


25,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


183 


Bunker Hill street, between Linden 
and Walnut 


27,000 
27,000 


Hydrant. 
Rain. 




184 


Bunker Hill street, near gun-house . 


.. « .. 


185 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Elm streets . 


28,000 


" 


« " " 


l'86 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Cook streets 


25,000 


« 


" « « 


187 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Decatur sts. 


25,000 


" 


(f i( f( 


188 


Bow street, opposite Richmond . . . 


27,000 


Epis. Church. 


Water from roof. 


189 


Cor. of Bainbridge and Moulton sts. . 


27,000 


Spring. 




190 


Common street, south-east corner of 
W^inthrop square 


25,000 
30,000 


Rain. 


« u . 


191 


City square, near Bunker Hill Bank . 




i( i< a 


192 


Chestnut street, opposite No. 44 . . . 


26,000 


a 


« << u 



20 



City Document No. 61. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 

(Galls.) 


Filled by. 


Remakks. 


193 


Concord street, 150 feet from Bunker 


15,000 

28,000 
25,000 
26,000 


Spring. 

a 

First Church. 

Spring. 




194 


Ferrin street, 100 feet from Bunker 
Hill street 




195 






196 


Junction of Henley and Warren sts. . 




197 


Junction of Henley and Chelsea sts. . 


27,000 


" 




198 


High street, head of School 


27,000 


Houses. 


11 i< i< 


199 


High street, head of Pleasant .... 


27,000 


Church. 


" « " 


200 


Head of Thorndike street, near Main 


10,000 


Spring. 




201 


Junction of Main, Bunker Hill and 
Medford streets 


60,000 


„ 




202 


Cor. of Lexington and Tremont sts. . 


27,000 


(c 




203' 


Lynde street, head of Fifth 


20,000 


li 




204 


Main street, junction of Austin and 


35,000 
15,000 


CI 

fl 




205 


Main street, opposite Alhion court . 




206 


Main street, opposite Phipps street . 


25,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


207 


Main street, junction of Mill street . 


30,000 


" 


(1 ' (( « 


208 


Mead street, near Crystal 


25,000 


Spring. 




209 


Oak street, junction of Russell . . . 


25,000 


" 




210 


Russell street, near Pearl ...... 


25,000 


11 




211 


Sullivan street, near Main 


26,000 


fc 




212 


Cor. of Summer and Elm streets. . . 


25,000 


<f 




213 


Union street, hetween "Washington 
and Richmond 


25,000 


Houses. 


Water from roofs. 


214 


Walker street, junction of Bartlett . 


25,000 


Spring. 




215 


Warren street, near Monument ave. . 


25,000 


<( 




216 


Cor. of Chelsea and Henley place . . 


25,000 


Spring & well. 





Appendix. 



21 



Fire Keservoirs. — Continued. 
List of Reservoirs and Wells establisJied in West Roxbury District. 



Location. 



Hyde's Corner, corner Perkins and 
Centre street 

Centre street, opp. Mr. Emerson's . . 

Corner of Centre and Green streets . 

At N"o. 28 Engine House, Centre street 

On the Green at Flag Staff 

On Burrough street, corner of Brewer 
street 

On Burrough street, opposite school- 
house 

On Myrtle street 

■On Chestnut street, opposite William 
Whitney's 

On Lamartine street, opposite James 
Nugent's .• 

At Hillside school-house 

Corner of Harris and Seaverns ave. . 

Corner of Walnut and School streets 

West Roshury, near Post Office, 
Centre street 

Corner of School and Washington 
streets 

Corner Chestnut street and Spring 
park 

Corner Centre and Orchard streets . 

Corner South and Poplar streets . . . 

Corner Centre and Lagrange streets . 

Mt. Vernon, near Centre street . . . 

Poplar street, Roslindale 



Reservoirs. 


Depth. 


Capacity. 

(Galls.) 


Reservoir. 


9 feet. 


18,000 


" 


Ill" 


23,000 


"~ 


16 " 


32,000 


Well. 


19 " 

16 " 

19 '' 

221" 
15 " 




Reservoir. 


9 " 


16,600 


•• 


11 « 


22,000 


" 


11 « 


22,000 


" 


11 " 


22,000 


IC 


10 " 


20,000 


" 


10 feet. 


20,000 


It 


10 " 


25,000 


" 


10 " 


25,000 


Well. 


22 « 




Reservoir. 


10 " 
10 " 
14 « 


25,000 


Well. 


10 '• 





BRIGHTON" DISTRICT. 



Location. 



Brighton Centre . 
Union Square . . 
School-house yard 



Capacity. 

(Hhds.) 



250 
200 
200 



Remarks. 



Self-supplied from pond. 
Supplied from Union Hall. 
Supplied from school-house. 



FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAI 1ST, 1875, TO APEIL 30TH, 1876. 



Sunday. 

2d. 

4.45 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Sunday. 

2d. . 

9.41 P.M. 

Box 45. 



Monday. 
3d. 

0.41 A.M. 

Box 21. 



Monday. 

Sd. 

4.05 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



31 AY. 

Tudor St., South Boston. 

Damage slight. 

Fire originated among some shoddy and waste on vacant lot. 

Cause incendiary. 

Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 9. 

Driver Goaven in command. 

No. 12 Leather Square. Five-story brick building. 

Owned by W. B. Spooner. 

Occupied by Jenness & Glover. 
Damage slight. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, and 26 ; Hose Nos. 2 
and 3 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; 
Chemical Engine Nos. 1 and 2. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 119 Court St. Four-story brick building, 45 X 25. 
Owned by heirs of Mr. Appleton. 

Loss $120. Insurance $14,000. 
Occupied by H. H. Mecuen. 

Loss $275. Insurance $3,500. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 and 26 ; Hose No. 
3 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Chemi- 
cal Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. " 

No. 526 Washington St. Three-story brick building, 70 X 80. 
Owned by Wm. H. Hall. 
Occupied by VVillcutt & Thaxter, locksmiths. 

" " D. B. and J. Hastings, watches and jewelry. 
" " Henry Jager, lager beer saloon. 
" " John S. Kayniond, furnishing goods, 
" " Wm. Cash, crockery ware. 
Damage slight. 

Fire originated on the third floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Alarm given by police. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 2, with buckets of water. 
Driver Knights in command. 



FlEE COMMISSIONEES' REPORT. 



23 



Mat. 

Tuesday. 

4th. 
7.56 A.M. 
Box 356. 



Tuesday. 

4th. 

1.05 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Tuesday. 

4th. 

6.42 P.M. 

Box 6. 

Charlestown. 

Wednesday. 
5 th. 
0.41 P.M. 
Box 124. 



Thursday. 

6th. 

5.08 A.M. 

Box 43. 



Friday. 

7th. 
0.20 P.M. 
Box 125. 



Ocean St., Ward 16. Two-story wooden dwelling, 65 X 35. 
Owned by P. H. Field. 

Loss $350. Insurance $4,000 
Occupied by P. H. Field and Mr. Beck. 

Loss $150. No insurance. 
Fire originated over the furnace, extended to first floor. 
Cause, grass and kindling put on the furnace to dry. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 7. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18 and 19; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 6 and 7. 
Asst. Engineer Hevvins in command. 

No. 46 Cabot St., Highlands. Four-story brick dwelling, 22 X 35. 

Owned by J. H. O'Brien. 

Occupied by several families. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Damage slight. 
Alarm given by citizen. 
. Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 7. 

Asst. Engineer Hewins in command. 

Fire in East Somervili.e. 

Alarm given by individual member in response to a call from Chief 

Engineer Hopkins for assistance. 
Companies called. Engine Nos. 6 and 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 

Cor. T) and Second Sts., South Boston.' 

Owned by Boston Beer Co. 

Occupied by Boston Beer Co., brewery. 
Damage slight. 

Fire originated in some old rubbish in the yard. 
Cause, supposed to have been set by boys. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7 and 15 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10 
and 12; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 5. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Nos. 492 and 494 Washington St. Four-story granite building, 
70 X 27. 
Owned by Minot heirs. 

Loss $841. Insurance $20,000. 
Occupied by L. P. Hollander & Co., furnishing goods. 
" " Fisk, Tomlinson & Co., tailors. 

Loss $18,000. Insurance $35,000. 
Fire originated in the basement. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 26. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25 and 26 ; Hose Nos. 
2, 3 and 5 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3 
and 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1 and 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 52 Alger St., South Boston. Three-story wooden dwelling, 
20 X 35. 
Owned by Thomas Milliken. 



Occupied by several families. 



Loss $550. 
Loss i 



Insurance $2,200. 
50. No insurance. 



24 



City Document No. 61. 



May. 



Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 and 21 ; Hose Nos. 9, 
10 and 12 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Friday. No. 46 Malden St. Two and one-half story wooden dwelling, 

7th. 18 X 30. 

12.20 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Woods. 

Still alarm. Loss f 63. Insurance $1,500. 

Occupied by Mrs. Dugan. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to third. 
Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
First water on fire. Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Alarm given by individual member. 

Companies called, Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Engine No. 3 ; Hose 
No. 5. 
Foreman James B. Prescott in command. 

Friday. No. 19 Chapman St. Three and one-half story wooden dwelling, 

7th. 30 X 50. 

1.02 P.M. Owned by Mr. Driscoll. 

Box 17. Unoccupied. 

Charlestown. Needless alarm. 

Caused bj' the house being filled with smoke from the stove. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6 and 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Saturday. Howard Place. Two-story wooden building, 56 X 62. 

8th. Owned by heirs of Macae Pierce. 

10.15 p.m. Loss $1,100. Insurance $2,600. 

Bell alarm. Occupied by B. M. Brown, stable. 

Brighton. " " Albert Stone, dwelling. 

Loss $700. No insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended over the building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 29. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Monday. Needless alarm. 

10th. Given for a supposed fire in the Custom House. 

7.07 P.M. Alarm given by Custom House oflicer. 

Box 37. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 and 26; Hose Nos. 2 

and 3; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8; 
Chemical Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. Bay View Place, Highlands. Two and one-half story wooden 

11th. dwelling, 20 X 28!" 

4 45 A.M. Owned by J. J. Kaynor. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $1,000. 
Box 216. Occupied by J. J. Raynor. 

Loss $300. No insurance. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



25 



Mat. 



Fire originated in tlie basement, extended over the building. 

Cause, supposed incendiiiry. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

First water on fire. Engine No. 13. 

Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 and 24 ; Hose No. 7; 

Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Ciiemical Engine 

No. 3. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 



Wednesday. Rear No. 11 Cross st. Tiiree-story wooden dwelling, 20 X 24. 
12th. Owned by heirs of Mr. Ward. 

7.47 P.M. Loss $325. Insurance $1,000. 

Box 19. Occupied by Timothy O'Brien and others. 

Loss $500. Insurance $11,000. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to adjoining building. 
5 Caused by a drunken woman setting fire to a bed. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 and 26 ; Hose No. 3 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. No. 80 Northampton St. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 50. 

14th. Owned by D. S. Ford. 

3.07 P.M. Occupied by D. S. Ford, private stable. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in the yard, extended to building. 

Caused by sparks from blacksmith shop, slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguisbed by Engine No. 23. 
Assistant Foreman LeCain in command. 

Friday. No. 115 Court St. Six-story brick building, 40 X 100. 

14th. Owned by heirs of James Leeds. 

11.55 p.m. Occupied by J. J. Murphy, billiard saloon. 

Box 21. Fire originated in the sign lantern projecting in the street, from 
second story. 
Caused by turning out the gas in the inside of the building, which 

caused the gas to flare up in the lantern and ignite wood-work.. 
Damage slight. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 4. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 and 26; Hose 
No. 3; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8; 
Ciiemical Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Sunday. No. 1,485 Tremont St., Highlands. Four-story brick building, 

16th. 50 X 100. 

2.18 P.M. Owned by Catholic Society. 

Box 258. Loss $300. Insurance $18,000. 

Occupied as a Charitable Institution. 

Loss $25. Insurance $1,000. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to second. 
Causk unknown. 

First company at (ire. Chemical Engine No. 3. 
First water on fire, Ciiemical Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 13, 14 and 22; Hose No. 7; Hook 
and Ladder No. 4; Ciiemical Engine' No. 3. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 



26 



City Document No. 61. 



May. 

Sunday. False Alakm. 

16th. Given by citizen. 

10.20 P.M. First Company at box, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Box 46. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 and 26 ; Hose Nos. 2 

and 3 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; 
Chemical Engine Nos. 1 and 2. 
i ' Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Monday. Condor St., East Boston. Two and a half-story wooden building, 

17th. 30 X 140. 

10.42 A.M. Owned by Rand & Davenport. 

Box 172. Occupied by Justin Taylor, blacksmith's shop. 

Fire originated on the roof. 
Caused by sparks from the chimney. 
Damage slight. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9 and 11 ; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire-boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Wednesday. No. 231 Cabot St., Highlands. Three-story wooden dwelling, 
19th. 40 X 40. 

3.00 P.M. Owned by Michael Follan. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Michael Follan and others. 

Fire originated on third floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 
Damage slight. 

Alarm given by citizen. i 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 13. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 

Thursday. No. 2 Mason St. Three-story brick building, 33 X 36. 
20th. Owned by John Federhen. 

4.40 A.M. ~ Loss $40. Insurance $1,500. 

Still alarm. Occupied by J. F. Kenney, restaurant. 

Loss .$10. Insurance $8,700. 
Fire originated on the second floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 26. 
Foreman Knox in command. 

Thursday. False alarm. 

20th. Given by some person unknown. 

9.25 p.m. Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 and 25 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Box 24. Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Chemical 

Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. No. 2 Collamore Place. One-story wooden dwelling. 

20th. Owned by Oilman Collamore. 

10.16 P.M. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in a pile of wood. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
' Damage slight. 

Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 8, with pails of water. 
Assistant Engineer Cunningham in command. 

Saturday. Washington St., Ward 16. Tliree-story wooden building, 100 X 30. 
22d. Owned by E. R. Wendernuth. 

6.46 p.m. Occupied by George P. Brooks, apothecary. 

Box 351. Fire originated in the cellar. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



27 



Mat. 



Cattse, combustion df chemicals. 
Damage slight. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 

PiRST WATER on fire, Hook and Ladder No. 6, with hand hose. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19 and 20 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 6. 
Assistant Engineer Hewins in command, 

Saturda"^. Hyde Park Ave. Two and and half-story wooden building, 

22d. 40 X 40. 

10.55 P.M. Owned by W. H. Bowdlear, 

Box 42. " Loss $2,000. Insurance $1,700. 

West Roxbury. Occupied by W. H. Bowdlear, wax factory. 

Loss f 3,400. Insurance f 2,000. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to whole building. 
Cause unknown. 

First Company at fire, Cliemical Engine No. 4. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine No. 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 
Ciiemjcal Engine No. 4. 
Assistant Engineer Hewins in comiyand. 

No. 



Saturday. No. 16 Chapman St, Three and a half-storv brick building, 

22d. 28 X 30. 

11.05 P.M. Owned by Dr. Simons. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. Erwin, lodging-house. 

Fire originated in the attic. 
Cause, explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Damage slight. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3, and Hook and Ladder No. 3, 

with pails of water. 
Assistant Engineer Fernald in command. 

Fire in Newton Corner. 

Alarm given by police in response to a call for help. 

Companies called. Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11, 



Saturday. 

22d. 
11.65 a.m. 
Bell alarm. 
Brighton. 

Monday. 

24th. 

6.28 p.m. 

Box 5, 

Charlestown. 



Nos. 5, 7 AND 9 Thor^tdike St. Three-story wooden building, 
150 X 30. 
Owned by A. H. Allen. 

Loss $225. Insurance $3,000. 
Occupied by Mr. Nason and others, dwellings. 
Fire originated in second story, extended to roof. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 1, 
First water on fire, Hose No, 1. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6 and 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Monday, No. 85 Northampton St. Three-story wooden building, 18 X 25, 

24th. Owned by J. Mecoole. 

9.40 p m. Occupied by Mrs. Matthews, dwelling. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on the first floor, extended to second. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Damage slight. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 28 with Hydrant Stream. 
Foreman Hussey in command. 



28 



CiTr Document No. 61. 



Mat. 



ToESDAT. No. 49 A St., So. Boston. Two and one-half story wooden building, 

25tli. 25 X 40. 

3.45 P.M. Owned by 0. Adams & Son. 

Still alarm. Loss ^25. Insurance $1,000. 

Occupied by O. Adams & Son, storage for furniture. 
" " John Morey, dwelling. 

Loss $300. Insurance $500. 
Fire originated on the first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15; Hose Co. No. 9; Hook and 

Ladder Co. No. 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 

Tuesday. No. 20 Eulton St. Two-story wooden building, 30 X 50. 

25th. Owned by Mr. Knox. 

11.21 P.M. Occupied by T. H. Seavy, stable. 

Box 15. Fire originated on the second floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Damage slight. 
Alarm given by police. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 

First watSr on fire, "Protective Co. No. 1," with an extinguisher. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. 

26tli. 

2.85 A.M. 

Bell alarm. 

Brighton. 



Fire at Newton Corner. 

Alarm given by police. 

Given in response to a call for aid. 

Companies called, Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11. 



Wednesday. Cor. Washington and La Grange Sts. Four and one-half story 
2Gth: brick building, 20 X 68. 

6.33 P.M. This building -was demolislied by an explosion within the building. 
Box 63. which destroyed the property. Subsequently a slight fire broke 

6.49 P.M. out among the ruins, and was quickly extinguished with trifling 

Ladder call loss. The cause of the explosion is unknown, 

given. Owned by tlie heirs of ]^r. Hayden. 

Occupied by G. D. Dows, apotliecary store. 
" " S. D. Frazier, tailor. 
" " J. M. Frawley, book-binder. 
First company at the ruins. Engine No. 26. 
First water on tlie ruins. Engine No. 7. 
Alarms given by police and telegraph repairer. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 
25, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 
1 and 2. 
Accidents. Four citizens were killed, and twelve injured, by the 
explosion. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. Cor. Sudbury and Portland Sts. Six-story brick building, 35 X 70. 
26th. Owned by J. M. Bobbins. 

9.20 p.m. Occupied by Allen & Porter, furniture. 

Box 8. Damage slight. 

FiKE originated on third floor, in a barrel of rags. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Alarm given by citizen. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



29 



Mat. 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose ISTo. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. Eitciiburg Railroad Yard. One-story wooden building, 15 X 20. 
26th. Owned by Fitchburg R. R. Co. 

11.06 P.M. Occupied by Mr. Whitcomb, office for truckmen. 

Box 21. " " " Crowley, stable. 

Cliarlestown. Damage slight. 

Fire originated in stall, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 3. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Thursday. 

27th. 

2.16 AM. 

Box 163. 



Thursday. 

27th. 

4.00 a.m. 

Box 14. 

Charlestown. 



No insurance. 
No insurance. 



No. 219 Marion St., E. Boston. One-story wooden building, 15 X 33. 
Owned by Henry Pegler. 

Loss $300. Insurance $400. 
Occupied by Henry Pegler, dwelling. 

Loss $200. Insurance $500. 
Eire originated in the cellar, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Eastern R. • R. Freight House. One-story brick building, 
1,000 X 30. 
Owned by E. R. R. Co. 

Loss $1,000. 
Occupied by E. R. R. Co., freight-house. 

Loss $2,000. 
Fire originated midway of the store-house. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nog. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 9 ; Fire Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Thursday. Cor. Salem and N. Bennet Sts. Four-story brick building, 75 X 90. 
27th. Owned by Boston Seamen's Friend Society. 

7.22 a.m. Loss $3,355. Insurance $40,000. 

Box 2. Occupied by same, church and boarding-house. 

7.27 a.m. Loss $500. Insurance $3,700. 

Second Alarm. Fire originated on the fifth floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26, 27; Hose 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 
3, 8, 9 ; Fire ]3oat ; Chemical Engine Nos. 
1 and 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



30 



City Document No. 61. 



Mat. 

Friday. Bet. Commonwealth Ave. and Parker St. One and one-half 

28th. storj^ wooden building, 20 X 30. 

0.06 a.m. Owned by N. C. Munson. 

Box 84. Loss $25- No insurance. 

Unoccupied. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended over the building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First coMPANTt at fire. Engine No. 22. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 10. ._ 

Alarm GIVEN by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2, 3. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. Cor. Cunard and Berlin Sts., Highlands. Three-story wooden 

28th. building, 30 X 50. 

3.50 P.M. Owned by Benjamin Burlingame. 

Still alarm. Occupied by several families, dwelling. 

Damage slight. 

Fire originated on the second floor. 
Caused by careless use of matches. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Hose Co. No. 7. 
Driver Stimpson in command. 



Saturday. Cor. Merrimac and Causeway Sts. Five-story brick building 

29th. 98 X 30. 

1.05 P.M. Owned by E. D. Peters & Co. 

Box 5. Occupied by L. W. Pickens, planing mill. 

Damage slight. 
Fire originated on the roof. 
Cause, sparks from adjoining chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. i, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine No.'^l ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Sunday. No. 2 Remis Place, Highlands. Four-story wooden dwelling, 

30th. 35 X 40. 

2.07 p.m. Owned by heirs of Joshua Benson. 

Box 217. Loss $600. Insurance $600. 

Occupied by several families. ^ 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Fire originated in the shed. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 14. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 14. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Sunday. Old Colony E.R. Freight Yard. Freight car, in wood and iron 

30th. building. 

11.10 P.M. Owned by 0. C. R. R. Co. 

Box 56. Loss .$75. Insurance $200. 

Occupied by Eob't. Bishop, cotton waste in car. 

Loss $50. Insurance $150. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 31 

Mat. 

Fire originated inside freight car. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 15, 25, 26; Hose Nos. 
5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; 
Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

EECAPITULATION. 

Total number of fires . 41 

Confined to one building 39 

Extended to other buildings 2 

Estimated loss on buildings . . . . ' $12,294 00 

" " " stock , . 26,560 00 

Full insurance on buildings 112,700 00 

" " " stock 61,050 00 

Alarms given by patrol 3 

" " " individual members 2 

" " " police . ' 13 

" " " citizens . . • 28 

" " " District Telegraph Co. — 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires 31 

" " false 2 

" " needless 2 

" " stills 12 

Total . 47 

Buildings, slightly damaged 32 

" considerably damaged ......... 7 

" totally destroyed 2 



JUNE. 



Tuesday. Corner D and West Third Sts., South Boston. Four-story 

1st. wooden building, 30 X 60. 

3.58 A,M. Owned by William Blakeley. 

Box 124. Loss $100. Insurance $3,500. 

Occupied by McLaughlin & Carney, grocery store. 
" ^' Blakeley and others, tenement house. 

Loss $325. Insurance $2,500. 
Fire originated on the first floor, and extended to second. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7 and 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 
12 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. No. 114 Broad St. 4-story brick building, 25 X 40. 

3d. Owned by Mr. Stinson. 

10.40 A.M. Occupied by Nichols & McDonald, cigar manufacturers. 

Still alarm. Loss $200. No Insurance* 



32 



City Document No. 61. 



June. 



Fire originated on the third floor. 

Caused by tlie explosion of a lamp filled with gasoline. 

First company at fire, Engine No 25. 

Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine No 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

Exthiguished with budgets of water. 

Foreman George F. Griffin in command. 



Thursday. Corner of Brookline Avenue and Park St. Two-story wooden 

3d. building, 22 X 25. 

5.05^ P.M. Owned by R. B. Gillmore. 

Box 246. Loss $1,050. Insurance $5,000. 

Occupied by R. B. Gillmore, stable and dwelling. 

Loss $300. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in the stable, extended to dwelling-house. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 3. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given l)y patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 13, 14 and 22 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Asst. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Thursday. No. 2 Merrimac Place. Tliree-story wooden building, 67 X 20. 
3d. Owned by Asher IJatshesky. 

7.28 P.M. Occupied by James Francis and others, dwelling. 

Box 5. Fire originated in flue. 
Cause, overheated flue. 
Damage slight. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25; Hose No 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1. 
Asst. Engineer Abbott in command. 



Saturday. 

5th. 
6.59 p.m. 
Box 57. 



Sunday. 

6th. 
1.09 a.m. 
Box 62. 



No. 69G TO 704 Washington 

building, 70 X 120. 

Owned by W. H. Hill. 



St. Three-story brick and wooden 



Loss 



No Insurance. 



Occupied by William E. Cash, crockery store. 
" " John L. Raymond, variety store. 

" " D. B. & J. Hastings, jewelry store. 

" " Willcutt & Thaxter, locksmiths. 

Loss $1,875. Insurance $11,200. 
Fire originated on the first floor, extended to second. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire, Engine No, 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 15, 25, 26; Hose Nos, 5, 
9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos, 1 and 2, 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 172 Elliot St. Four and one half-story brick building, 22 X 60. 
Owned by C. O'Brien. 

Loss $85. Insurance $4,000. 
Occupied by J. W. Ennes, liquor store. 

" " several families. Tenement house. 

Loss $87. Insurance $1,200. 
Fire originated on the first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



33 



June. 



EmsT COMPANY at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 25, 26 ; Hose Nos. 5 and 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1,3, 8; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1 and 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Sunday. No. 36 India St. Seven-story brick building, 30 X 90. 

6th. Owned by J. D. Williams. 

5.15 P.M. Loss $200. Insurance $20,000. 

Box 37. Occupied by E. T. Cowdry, dealer in preserved meats and fruit. 

Eire originated on the fourth floor. 
Caused from charcoal ashes. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; and Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Monday. No. 38 "Ward St., Highlands. Three-story wood and brick building, 

7th. 25 X 34. 

6.33 P.M. Owned by George Sauer. 

Box 249. Occupied by Charles Sauer, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in chimney. 
Cause, burning out of a chimney. 
No damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 14. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Tuesday. No. 53 Prentiss St., Highlands. One and one-half story wooden 

8th. building, 20 X 50. 

0.4i A.M. Owned by William Goldsmith. 

Box 249. Loss $400. No Insurance. 

Occupied by Mark Schnetzer, junk store and stable. 

Loss $1,000. Insurance $2,000. 
Fire originated in the stable, extended over the building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 7. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Thursday. 

10th. 

5.57 a.m. 

Box 3. 

Charlestown. 



No. 65 Medford St., coal wharf. One-story wooden building, 
200 X 50. 
Owned by Winslow, Steward & Co. 
Occupied by Winslow, Steward & Co. 



Fire originated in some casks of lime. 
Cause, lime getting wet with the rain. 
First compamy at fire, Hose No. 4. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 
3 



lime and coal-shed. 

Loss $60. No Insurance. 



City Document ISTo. 61. 



June. 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 6 and 27 ; Hose Nos. 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Baktlett in command. 



1, 2, 3, 4; 



Eive-story brick building, 



Saturday. Bowdoin Square, Revere House. 
12th. 125 X 135. 

6.30 P.M. Owned by Eevere Corporation. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Gurney & Co., hotel. 

Fire originated on the first lloor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
No damage. 

EiRST company at fire, Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Extinguished with pails of water. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Tuesday. No. 7 Harvard St. Eive-story brick building, 80 X 130. 

15th. Owned by Rollins & Chamberlain. 

4.50 P.M. Occupied by several parties, clothing store, saloon, etc. 

Box 67. Eire originated on second floor. 
Cause, gas leaking. 
Slight damage. 

EiRST company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 25, 26 ; Hose Nos. 5, 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; ChemicaL 
Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Extinguished with buckets of water by citizens. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesday. Kemble St., Highlands. Two-story wooden building, 40 X 22. 
16th. Owned by A. D. Williams. 

2.58 P.M. Occupied by C. E. Hasten, marfufactory of fire-works. 

Box 213, This alarm was caused by an explosion in the building. 
EiRST company at building. Engine No. 23. 
EiRST WATER ou ruins, Engine No. 23. 
Alarm given by police. 
Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 

Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
John H. Kelley, a member of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 4, and five 
other persons were killed, and two badly injured by the explo- 
sion. At the the time of the explosion which destroyed the 
building, a fire broke out in the ruins, resulting in a trifling 
damage. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. Rear of No. 24 Avon Place, Highlands. Two and one-half story 
16th. wooden building, 24 X 38. 

5.28 P.M. Owned by Peter Eay. 

Box 216. Occupied by John O'Brien, dwelling-house. 

" " William Gready, " " 

Eire originated in the attic. 
Causs unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 7. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

CoxMPANiES CALLED, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



35 



June. 

Wednesday. 

IGth. 

7.30 P.M. 

Bell alarm. 

Brighton. 



Western Ave., Ward 19. Pne-story wooden building, 15 X 20. 

Owned by James Arkerson. 

Loss $100. Insurance i$2,500. 

Occupied by George Arkerson, hackle-roora in rope-walk. 

Loss $50. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in hackle-room. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
Alarm given by police. 
Companies called. Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11. 

AssT. Enginger Holbrook in command. 



Wednesday. Eear of 71 Cambridge St. Three-story wooden building, 40 X 20. 
16th. Owned by Mrs. Ridgeway. 

10.53 P.M. Occupied by F. Colien, dwelling-house. 

Box 24. Fire originated on second floor. 

Cause, breaking of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at flre,^ Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Extinguished with pails of water. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesday. Orleans St., East Boston. 

16th. Engine Co. No. 11, and Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2, called to extin- 

11.45 p.m. guish a slight fire on schooner lying on the beach owned by N. 

Still alarm. Gibson. 

Force under command of Asst. Engineer Dunbar. 

Thursday. Billerica St. 

17th. Engine Co. No. 6 called to extinguish a bonfire on the street. 

12.08 A.M. Alarm given by police. 
Still alarm. Foreman Kimball in command. 

Thursday. Corner of Orleans and Maverick Sts., East Boston. 

17th. Fire originated in a pile of wood 

2.30 A.M. Alarm giveSt by Engineer Dunbar. 
Still alarm. Cause, incendiary. 

Companies c.\iL£D, Engine No. 11, and Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2. 
DiST. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Thursday. No. 98 B St., South Boston. Three-story wooden building, 25 X 40. 

17th. Owned by Mrs. Hastings. 

10.30 A.M. Occupied by Mrs. Hanley and others, dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in the gutter of the ell, extended to roof. 
Causkd from fire-crackers. 
Slight damage. ■ 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 15, Hose No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Brown in command. 



Thursday. Rear of 55 Belmont St. Two-story wooden building. 
17th. Owned by Mr. Pepper. 

3.40 p. M. Occupied by Mr. Pepper and others, dwelling-house. 

Box 31. Fire originated on first floor. 
Charlestown. Caused by fire-crackers. 
Slight damage. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 



36 



City Document No. 61. 



June. 



First water on fire, Engine No. 27. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine No. 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Thursday. Everett St., East Boston. 

17th. Engine Co. No. 11, and Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2, called to extin- 

10.30 P.M. guish a bonfire on the street. 

Still alarm. Alarm given by police. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. 

17th. 
10.55 P.M. 
' Box 24. 
Charlestown. 



No. 11 Moulton St. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 30. 

Ov^ned by Mr. Regan. 

Occupied by Mr. Grimes, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause, explosion of a lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 
Companies called, Hose Nos. 2, 3, 4. 

Foreman Getchell in command. 
Accidents. By the explosion of the lamp Mrs. Grimes was fatally 
burned. 

Friday. No. 93 Canal St. Three-story wooden building, 30 X 60. 

18th. Owned by A. H. Allen. 

7.04 a.m. Unoccupied. 

Box 5. Fire originated on first floor. 
Charlestown. Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 6, 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer JBartlett in command. 

Sunday. No. 28 Gouch St. Three and one-half story brick building, 

20th. 22 X 40. 

10.52 A.M. Owned by E. Lessner. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Charles Walsh, saloon. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 6. 

Extinguished by the occupants with pails of water. 
AssT. Foreman E. A. Whitehead in command. 

Tuesday. Eear of 589 Second St., South Boston. One and one-half story 

22d. wooden building, 20 X 20. 

5.57 a.m. Owned by Hayden heirs. 

Box 136. Loss $200. No insurance. 

Occupied by James McDowell, stable. 

Loss f 350. Insurance $900. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiar}'. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 2. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 



FiKE Commissioners' Keport. 



37 



June. 

Tuesday. 
2d. 

6.28 P.M. 

Box 142. 

6.46 P.M. 
Second alarm. 



No. 304 First St., South Boston. One and one-half story wooden 
building, 110 X 70. 
Owned by Stetson & Pope. 

Loss $1,?50. Insurance $1,250. 
Occupied by Stetson & Pope, planing and saw-mill. 

Loss $4,891. Insurance $43,500. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engines Ncs. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 21, 25, 26; Hose Nos. 
5, 9, 10, 12 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5, 8 ; 
Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. Nos. 162, 164, 166, 172, and 174 Canal St. Three-story wooden 
23d. buildings, 30 X 75 ; 26 X 70. 

2.38 a.m. Owned by heirs of Moses P. Grant. 

Box 4. Loss $1,000. Insurance $500. 

2.48 A.M. Owned by Kent & Gove. 

Second alarm. Loss $500. No insurance. 

Occupied by Kent & Gove, junk store. 

Loss $1,500. Insurance $1,500. 
* Occupied by Charles McConnell, junk store. 

Loss $2,000. Insurance $5,000. 
Fire originated in No. 68, extended over all the buildings. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose Nos. 3, 
8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical 
Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 
Accidents. W. S. Orrok, a member of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 
8, was injured by the building falling, and Engineman Travers, 
of Engine No. 6, was also injured, having a finger crushed. 



Wednesday. 

23d. 

3.47 A.M. 

Box 15. 

3.53 A.M. 

Second alarm. 



No. 101 Fulton St. Four-story brick building, 25 X 75. 
Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Loss $275. Insurance $1,200. 
Occupied by F. E. Stuart, chair factory. 

Loss $500. Insurance $4,500. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Cause xmknown. 

First company at fire, Fire Boat. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 6, 7, 11, 26; Hose Nos. 3, 5; 
Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Chemical Engine 
Nor. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 
Rejuarks. At the time the above alarm was given, the department 
was at work at the fire on Canal street. 

Wednesday. Border St., East Boston, in ship yard. Two and one-half story 
23d. wooden building, 20 X 50. 

0.54 P.M. Owned by heirs of Robert G. Shaw. 

Box 171. Occupied by Campbell & Brooks, workshop. 

Fire originated on the roof. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 
Slight damage. 



38 



City Document No. 61. 



June. 



Thursday. 

24th. 

0.54 a.m. 

Box 14. 



Friday. 

25 th. 
9.14 P.M. 
Box 214. 



Alarm given by citizens. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 5. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Eear of 348 Hanover St. 
Fire originated on the awning. 
Cause unknown. 
No damage to the building. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladd.er Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Newcomb St., Highlands. One and one-half story wooden building, 
164X30. 

Owned by Metropolitan Railroad Company. 

Occupied by Metropolitan Railroad Company, stable. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Slight damage. • 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 23. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Hose Nos. 5 and 
7 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 4. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 38 Nashua St. Three and one-half story brick building, 
18 X 28. 

Owned by heirs of Edwin Daly. 

Occupied by several fa'Bilies, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called, Engine No. 6. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Foreman Kimball in command. 

Corner of East Third and Emmet Sts., South Boston. Three- 
story wooden building, 30 X 25. 

Owned by John Glancy. 

Occupied by John Glancy and others, store and tenement. 
Fire originated in basement. 
Cause, defective flue. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Hook 
and Ladder No. 5. 

Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 

Wednesday. Nos. 70 and 72 Commercial St. Four-story brick building, 
30th. 20 X 65. 

1.08 P.M. Owned by Tufts College. 

Box 15. Loss .^4,000. Insurance $5,000. 

1.13 P.M. Occupied by J. W. Hunnewell & Co., oil and paint store. 

Second alarm. " " P. Crowell & Son, commission grain dealers. 

Loss $16,400. Insurance $35,800. 



Tuesday. 

29 th. 
9.29 A.M. 
Still alarm. 



Tuesday. 

29th. 
10.20 P.M. 
Box 136. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 39 

June. 

Fire originated on first floor. 

Cause, soldering cans in front of stove, oil coming in contact with 

fire-pot. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarji given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 25, 26, 27; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8, 9; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; 
Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

"Wednesday. No 173 Fulton St. 

30th. Fire originated in some oil rags placed in a tub between the 

9.51 P.M. buildings. 

Box 15. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
No damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hose No. S; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

recapitulation. 

Total number of fires 36 

Confined to one building. 34 

Extended to other buildings 2 

Estimated loss on buildings $9,210 00 

" " " stock 29,538 00 

Full insurance on buildings • . 42,950 00 

<' " " stock 108,100 00 

Alarms given by patrol 6 

" individual members . 1 

" police ........... 19 

" citizens . 13 

" District Telegraph Co . 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires "31 

" " false 

" " needless. ......... 

" still 9 

Total 40 

Buildings slightly damaged . . 29 

" considerably damaged 7 

" totally destroyed .......... 



JULY. 

Thursday. No. 3 Sargent's Wharf. Three-story brick building, 50 X 120. 
1st. Owned by Thomas D. Vose. 

7.25 P.M. Loss $25. Insurance .$10,000. 

Box 14. Occupied by Warner & Freeman, salt mill. 

Loss $75. Insurance .$13,500. 



40 



City Document No. 61. 



July. 



FlKE ORIGINATED Oil first floor. 

Caused from hot ashes in barrel. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called,' Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical 
Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Thursday. Nos. 9 and 10 Sargent's Wharf. Five-story brick building, 

1st. 50 X 100. 

10.33 P.M. Owned by George H. Waters & Co. 

Box 14. Occupied by George H. Waters & Co., sugar refinery. 

Fire originated on fifth floor. 
Caused from steam-pipe. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Friday. No. 130 Essex St. Two and one-half story wooden building, 

2d. 54 X 72. 

2.10 P.M. Owned by Martin Hayes. 

Still alarm. " Loss $50. Insurance |1, 500. 

Occupied by M. J. Flynn and others, tenement house. 

Loss $50. No insurance. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Company called, Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Foreman Harden in command. 

Friday. Albany St. Two and one-half story wooden building, 22 X 30. 

2d. Owned by Leatherbee Bros. 

3.15 P.M. Occupied by Leatherbee Brothers, lumber yard. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on the roof. 

Caused by sparks from chimney. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Assistant Engineer Fernald in command. 

Friday. False Alarm. 

2d. First company at box, Engine No. 26. 

3.22 p.m. Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 
Box 49. Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Saturday. No. 1179 Tremont St., Highlands. Three-story wooden build- 
3d. ing, 33 X 35. 

7.56 p.m. Owned by William Clark. 

Box 217. I^oss $400. Insurance none. 

Occupied by Averill & Bicknell, refrigerators. 
" " H. R. Eaton, blacksmith. 
" " James McDowell, harness shop. 

Loss $1,500. Insurance $3,000. 



Fire Commissioners' Kepoet. 



41 



July. 



Fire originated on third floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 



Sunday. Paris St., East Boston. 

4th. Bonfire on vacant lot. 

9.88 P.M. Company called, Engine No. 9. 
Still alarm. Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Monday. Corner of Everett and Cottage Sts., East Boston. 

5th. Cause, bonfire on Everett street. 

2.20 A.M. First company at fire. Engine No. 11. 
Box 183. First water on fire. Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Monday. Corner Water St. and Warren Ave., Charlestown. Three and 

6th. one-half story brick building, 40 X 50. 

3.07 a.m. Owned by Fitz & Todd. 

Box 21. Loss $525. Insurance $8,000. 

Occupied by E. Alley &Co., dealers in hay. 

Loss $600. Insurance $500. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by police. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 

Ladder No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 
Accident. Mr. Ferguson, substitute on Hose No. 1, was badly cut 
on his hand by falling slate. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Monday. No. 1 Fifth St., South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

5th. building, 18 X 30. 

12.30 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Durgin. 

Still alarm. Unoccupied. 

Fire originated on cellar stairs. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Companies called, Engine No. 15 ; Hose 9. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 



Monday. Tudor St., corner of E, Sovith Boston. Two and one-half story 

5th. wooden building, 40 X 50. 

1.48 p.m. Owned by Taylor heirs. 

Box 127. Occupied by John Pillsbury and others, stable. 

Fire originated on first floor. 

Caused by fire-crackers. 

Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 1. 

First -WATER on fire, Engine No. 1. 



42 



City Document No. 61. 



July. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 

Monday. No. 23 Everett St., East Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

5th. building, 21 X 30. 

7.26 P.M. Owned by Catherine Murphy. 

Box 183. Occupied by Cornelius White, dwelling-house. 

Cause, struck by lightning. 
No DAMAGE by fire. 
First company at box, Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Tuesday. No. 767 Washington St. Three and one-half story brick-dwelling, 

6th. 28 X 56. 

8.38 A.M. OvVned by May heirs. 

Box 67. Loss ^285. Insurance ^10,000. 

Occupied by W. K. Bacall & Son, furniture dealers. 
" " Tucker & Getchell, clothing store. 

" " Green & Co., painters. 

" " Thomas Lahive, printer. 

Loss $175. Insurance $6,500. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Firs'? water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in commmand. 

Wednesday. No. 2325 Washington St., Highlands. Two-story wooden building, 
7th. 30 X 18. 

7.55 P.M. Owned by E. S. Johnson. 

Box 218. Occupied by Mi's. Manning, dwelling and bar-room. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause, bursting of kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 12. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Eose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
AssT. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Wednesdat. No. 11 Meander St. Two and one-half story brick building, 
7th. 18 X 28. 

8.53 P.M. Owned by Mrs. E. Bagley. 

Box 74. Occupied by Mrs. Keland, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 5. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 2. 
AssT, Engineer Fernald in command. 



FiBE Commissioners' Eeport. 



43 



July. 

'Friday. 

9th. 
6.50 a.m. 
Box 21. 



No. 106 Sudbury St. Five-story brick building, 40 X 80. 
Owned by Kidder heirs. 

Loss $200. 
Occupied by D. Dwyer, printer. 

" '■ Hodge & Coleman, Japanners. 
" " J. E. Finley, gas fixtures. 

Loss .$159. 
Fire originated on fourth floor. 
Cause, overheated oven. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Insurance $17,500. 



Insurance $11,975. 



Hose No. 8 ; 
1 ; Chemical 



Friday. No. 106 Marginal St., East Boston. Simpson's dock. 
9th. Cause of alarm, burning of pitch in kettle. 

6 P.M. No DABIAGE. 

Box 164. First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Dunrar in command. 

Friday. No. 6 Oneida St. Four-story brick building, 21 X 40. 

9th. Owned by James Gillfeather. 

2.06i P.M. Occupied by Mrs. Smith and others, tenement house. 

Box 65. Fire originated in wood-shed. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25 and 26 ; Hose No. 5 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 8 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1 and 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. False alarm, Dorchester. 

10th. Given by some person unknown. 

0.24 a.m. Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, 17, 18 and 21; Hose No. 
Box 312. Hook and Ladder Nos. 5 and 7. 

Assistant Engineer Munroe in command. 



10; 



Saturday. No. 49 Utica St. Three-story brick building, 40 X 40. 

10th. Owned by McCuUy & Co. 

4.10 A.M. Loss $200. Insurance $4,500. 

Box 56. Occupied by McCully & Co., furniture factory. 

" " Charles H. Pierce, storehouse for hay. 

Loss $100. Insurance $500. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25 and 26; Hose No. 9; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 8; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1 and 2 ; Fire boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



44 



City Document No. 61. 



July. 

Saturday. 

10th. 

9.50 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



CoRNEK Silver and Dorchester Sts., South Boston. Two and a 
half-story brick and wood building, 20 X 30. 

Owned by the Bird Fund. 

Occupied by Mrs. Ellis, dwelling and store. 
Fire originated in shed. 
Cause, accidental. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 1 ; Hose No. 9 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 5. . 

Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 



Sunday. No. 24 East Concord St. Three and a half-story brick building, 

11th. 22 X 60. 

1.32 A.M. Owned by Eben Tarbell. 

Box 86. Occupied by W. W. McCue, boarding stable. 

Fire originated on second and third floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight DAMAGE. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22 and 23 ; Hose Nos. 5 
and 7 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 4 ; 
Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Chiee Engineer Green in command. 

Sunday. Linden St., Dorchester. Three-story wooden building, 25 X 25. 

11th. Owned by B. & J. Roach. 

11.4 a.m. Loss $100. Insurance p,000. 

Box 323. Occupied by Mr. Moore, dwelling-house. 

" "J. Callanan, " 

Fire originated on third floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 17. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 17, 18 and 21; Hook and Ladder 
No. 7. 
Assistant Engineer Munroe in command. 

Sunday. Linden Ave., Highlands. One-story wooden building, 15 X 15. 

11th. Owned by Laban S. Beecher. 

5.55 P.M. Unoccupied. 

Still alarm. Fire originated under the sills. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 13. 

Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 

Tuesday. Cor. Worcester and "Washington Sts. Six-story brick building, 

13th. 100 X 250. 

6.32 A.M. Owned by Dr. Drew. 

Box 86. Occupied by Mr. Walcott, hotel. 

Cause of alarm, soot in chimney taking fire. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Hose Nos. 5 and 7 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



FiEE Commissioners' Report. 



45 



July. 

Wednesday. 
14th. 
8.17 p.m. 
Still alarm. 



Opposite No. 49 Utica St. in Tacant lot. 

Fire originated in a lot of hay, owned by C. H. Pierce. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Company called, Engine No. 7. 

Extinguished with a hydrant stream. 

AssT. Foreman Stoddard in command. 



Thursday. No. 82 Harrison Ave. Three-story brick building, 20 X 40. 

]5th. Owned by Mrs. Davis. 

11.30 A.M. Occupied by Mrs. Lucey, boarding-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on second floor. 

Caused by rats under the floor with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by police. 
Company called. Engine No. 7. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Inspector Flanders in command. 

Sunday. No. 63 Charlestown St. 

ISth. Occupied by Armstrong & Mercer, leather store. 

6.01 P.M. Cause of alarm, smoky chimney. 
Box 12. No damage. 

Needless alarm. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine 
No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Sunday. No 377 Princeton St., East Boston. Two and one-half story 

18th. wooden building, 20 X 30. 

6.57 p.m. Owned by Mrs. De Weir. 

Box 175. Occupied by Mrs. De Weir, dwelling-house. 

Cause of alarm, smoke from chimney. 
No damage. Needless alarm. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 6. 
Alarm given by Driver of Hose No. 6. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Monday. No. 95 Ruggles St., Highlands. Three-story brick building, 20 X 28. 

19th. Owned by Samuel Murratt. 

4.10 a.m. Unoccupied. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in the basement. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 
Company called, Engine No. 13. 
Foreman Freeman in command. 

Monday. No. 1 Fifth St. Place, So. Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

19th. building, 20 X 30. 

8.30 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Duggin. 

Still alarm. Unoccupied. Dwelling house. 

Fire originated on cellar stairs. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Slight dajiage. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Company called, Engine No. 15. 

Engineman Fitzgerald in command. 



46 



City Document No. 61. 



July. 

Thursday. 

22d. 
3.30 P.M. 
Box 245. 



Rear of 75 Pyncho^t St., Highlands. 

Fire originated in a stack of hay, owned by G. W. Decatur. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

First water on fire. Engine No. 14. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 

Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Cliemical Engine 

No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Muneoe in command. 



Friday. 

23d. 
9.25 P.M. 
Box 24. 



Sunday. 

25th. 
7.57 A.M. 
Box 54. 



Sunday. 

25th. 
2.32 A.M. 
Box 78. 



Sunday. 

25th. 
6.30 p.m. 
Box 69. 



Needless alarm. 
Cause, smoke from chimney. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 162 Lincoln St. Five-story brick building, 27 X 60. 
Owned by D. G. Haskins. 

Loss $60. Insurance $10,000. 
Occupied by Taylor & Dillingham, grocery store. 
" '' John G. Haley, trunk manufactory. 

Loss $80. Insurance $4,000. 
Fire originated in basement. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2.. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 736 Albany St. One-story wooden building, 20 X 100. 
Owned by Lee & Carroll. 

Loss $200. Insurance $600. 
Occupied by Lee & Carroll, stone shed and stable. 

Loss $600. Insurance $600. 
Fire originated in stable, extended to stone shed. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 
First water on fire, Engin? No. 23. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23 ; Hose Nos. 5, 
7 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 24 Rochester St. Four-story brick building, 20 X 35. 

Owned by Dennis Sullivan. 

Occupied by Dennis Sullivan, and others, dwelling. 
Fire originated in the chimney. 
Cause, chimney taking fire. 
No damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 26; Hose 
Nos. 5, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; 
Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



July. 

Monday. 

26tli. 
3.30 P.M. 
Still alarm. 



No. 2316 Washington St., Highlands. Two-story wooden building, 
22 X 60. 

Owned by heirs of Samuel Curtis, 

Occupied by H. K. Taylor, cabinet-maker. 
FiKE originated on the roof. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 12. 

Extinguished witli a hydrant stream. 

Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Tuesday. 

27th. 

6.35. A.M. 

Box 43. 



Tuesday. 

27th. 

3.30 P.M. 

Bell alarm. 



Saturday. 
31st. 

9. A.M. 

Box 342. 



Walk Hill St., Ward 17. Two and one-half story wooden building, 
50 X 25. 

Owned by James Kendall. 

Occupied by James Kendall, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated in the ell. 
Cause, a defective flue. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 
Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Capt. Weeks in command. 

Eear of Western Ate., Ward 19. One and one-half story wood 
and brick building, 40 X 70. 
Owned by Butchers' Slaughtering Association. 

Loss $2,000 
Occupied by J. W. Priest, planing-mill. 

Loss $6,800. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended over the building 
Cause, sparks from furnace. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
First water on fire from Abattoir. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11 
No. 1 from Newton ; Engine No. 
Cambridge. 
Asst. Engineer Holbrook in command. 



Insurance 



Insurance f 4,000. 



Engine 
1 from 



Neponset Ave., cor. Taylor St. 
building, 35 X 25. 
Owned by 



Ward 16. Two-story wooden 



Loss f 50. 
house. 



Occupied by J. J. Dacey, dwellin 
Fire originated on tlie roof. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 20. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 20. 
Alarm given by a fireman. 

Companies galled, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18, 20 
Nos. 6, 7. 

Asst. Engineer Hewins in command. 



No insurance. 



Hook and Ladder 



Saturday. Cor. Central and India Sts. Four-story brick building, 28 X 47. 
31st. Owned by Fifty Associates. 

7.48 P.M. Occupied by Tuttle & Co., dining-saloon. 

Box 37. Loss §75. Insurance $2,500. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 



48 

July. 



City Document No. 61. 



First water on fire, Engine No. 25. 

Alarm aiVEN by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 

Hoolc and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical 

Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



RECAPITULATION. 

Total number of fires 36 

Confined to one building 36 

Extended to other buildings • 

Estimated loss on buildings . . $4,095 00 

" " stock 10,214 00 

Full insurance on buildings 64,600 00 

" " " stock 47,075 00 

Alarms given by patrol 3 

" " " individual members 2 

" " " police 16 

" " " citizens ........... 17 

" " " District Telegraph Co 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires - . 25 

" " false 2 

" " needless 3 

" still 11 

Total 41 

Buildings slightly damaged . • . ^^ 

" considerably damaged 1 

" totally destroyed 1 



AUGUST. 

Tuesday. No. 224 Bolton St., South Boston. One and one-half story wooden 

3d. building, 20 X 30. 

0.03 A. M. Owned by heirs of D. O'Sullivan. 

Box 126. Occupied by Lawrence Sliea, carpenter's shop. 

Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Damage slight. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 

i 

Tuesday. No. 224 Bolton St., South Boston. One and one-half story wooden 

3d. building, 20 X 30. 

1.52 A. m. Owned by heirs of D. O'Sullivan. 

Box 126. Loss f 100. No Insurance. 

Occupied by Lawrence Shea, carpenter's shop. 

Loss $25. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 1. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



49 



August. 

First water on Are, Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. Charles River Ave., Charlestown. Four-story brick building, 

3d. 60 X 70. 

10.30 A. M. Owned by Tudor Company. 

Box 21. Occupied by Tudor Co., gunny manufactory. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by police. ■ ^ 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Tuesday. No. 416 Main St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 

3d. 16 X 30. 

10 04 p. m. Owned by John B. Lord. 

Box 8. Loss $75. Insurance $100. 

Occupied by E. Ransom, junk store. 
" " M. T. Holman, painter. 

Loss $100. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
1 Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
First vi^ateRj on fire. Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Friday. 

6th. 
11.25 P.M. 
Box 123. 



No. 19 A St., So. Boston. Three and one- half story wooden build- 
ing, 20 X 30. 
Owned by Mrs Susan Loan. 



Occupied by Mrs. Susan Loan. 



Loss 



Loss 



Insurance $1,000. 
Insurance 



Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Tuesday. Lewis Wharf. 

10th. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation. 

0.26 p.m. Occupied by Robert B. Storer & Co., hemp from Brig. 

Box 14. Loss $500. No Insurance. 

Fire originated in the hemp on wharf. 
Cause, supposed to have been set by boys. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire, Tug Boat Nellie. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



50 



City Document No. 61. 



August. 
Wednesday. 
11th. 

7.00 P.M. 

Box 172. 



No. 89 Condor St., East Boston. One and one-half story -vv-ooden 
building, 17 X 20. 

Owned by Daniel Littlefield. 

Uno(!Cupied. ^ 

Fire originated under the stairway. 
Cause, fire left in charcoal-furnace by plumbers. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 

AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Friday. No. 3 Dutton Place. Two and one-half story wooden building, 

13th. 20 X 25. 

8.15 P.M. Owned by Twelfth Baptist Association. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. E. Butler, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 
Company called. Hose No. 8. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 
Driver li. Ely in command. 

Saturday. No. 36 and 38 Swan St., South Boston. Three and one-half story 

14th. wooden building, 25 X 30. 

2.15 A.M. Owned by D. Chemin. 

Still alarm. Occupied by D. Chemin, dwelling-house and store. 

Fire originated in cellar. 
Caused by a candle left on a pile of wood. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 15. 

Extingaislied with buckets of water. 
Foreman Scott in command. 



^Saturday. No. 177 Dorchester Ave., South Boston. Three-story brick 
14th. building. 

9.23 P.M. Owned by Mr. Bishop. 

Box 123. Occupied by Patrick Flaherty, tenement house. 

Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by upsetting of kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7 and 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10 
and 12; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Monday. Bear 869 Albany St. and Magog Place, Highlands. One and two- 

16th. story wooden buildings, 35 X 30, 20 X 52, 25 X 50. 

1.11 A.M. Owned by A. G. Bartlett. 

Box 231. Loss $3,800. Insurance $6,000. 

1.29 A.M. Occupied by A. G. Bartlett, bake-house, stable and store-house. 

Second alarm. " " Thomas Wild and others, dwellings. 

Loss $3,600. Insurance $4,000. 
Fire originated in bake-house, extended to stable and dwellings. 
Caused by fat taking fire. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 12. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



51 



August. 



Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 
26 ; Hose Nos. 5 and 7 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3 and 4 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 2, 3 
and 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Monday. No. 90 Baxter St., South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

16th, building, 20 X 80. 

10.55 A.M. Owned by Sabbianier Scharer. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Sabbianier Scharer, store and dwelling. 

Fire originated in the attic. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 1. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Engineman John Ray in command. 

Tuesday. No. 674 Broadway, South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

17th. building, 30 X 40. 

11.30 A.M. Owned by J. Still. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mr. Rickett, boarding-house. 

Eire originated in the attic. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 
Company called, Engine No. 2. 

Extingiuslied with buckets of water. 
Driver M. A. Jones in command. 

Thursday. No. 252 Fourth St., South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 
19th. building, 20 X 30. 

6.50 A.M. Owned by John McMahon. 

Still alarm. Occupied by John McMahon, dwelling-house and store. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called Hose No. 9. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Driver Gowen in command. 



Thursday. Rear of 17 Everett St., East Boston. Three-story wooden 

19th. bailding. 

11.10 A.M. Owned by Patrick Cronan. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Patrick Cronan and others, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in chimney. 
Caused by defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 11. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Engineman Sturtevant in command. 

Saturday. No. 19 Charles St. Court, Charlestown. Two story wooden build- 

21st. ing, 20 X 30. 

11.13 A.M. Owned by Mrs. E. J. Kerns. 

Box 5. Occupied by Mrs. E. J. Kerns, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in the cellar. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 
First coMPANYat fire, Hose No. 2. 



52 



City Documekt No. 61. 



August. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Baktlett in command. 

Sunday. Nos. 48 and 50 Park St., Charlestown. Three-story wooden build- 

22d. ing, 18 X 30. 

4.08 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Hooton. 

Box 21. Loss $75. Insurance $2,000. 

Occupied by Mr. Cronin, plumber's shop. 

" " DriscoU & Sullivan, dwelling-house. 

Loss $125. No Insurance. 
Eire originated in the attic, extended to roof. 
Caused by a defective flue. 
Eirst company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
Eirst water on fire, Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Wednesday. No. 19 Garden St. Three and one-half story brick building, 
25th. 20 X 40. 

8. 20 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Traylor. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. Traylor, dwelling-house. 

Eire originated on first floor. 
Caused by explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Hose No. 8. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Thursday. This alarm was given in response to a call for aid from Chief Engi- 
26th. neer Spear of Quincy. 

2.03 a.m. Alaiim given by police. 

Box 342. Compamjes called, Engine Nos. 16, 20; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Thursday. No. 49 Clark St. Eour-story wooden building, 25 X 40. 
26th. Occupied by Mrs. Clifford, dwelling-house. 

8.10 A.M. Fire originated on third floor. 
Still alarm. Caused by boys playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 8. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Assistant Engineer Cunningham in command. 



Thursday. Austin St., Charlestown. Eitchburg Railroad Yard. One and two 
26th. story wooden buildings, 300 X 30 and 200 X 30. 

8.39 P.M. Owned by Eitchburg Railroad Co. 

Box 13. Loss $4,500. Insurance $2,500. 

8.50 P.M. Occupied by Eitchburg Railroad Co., lumber and coal sheds. 

Box 4. Loss $5,000. Insurance $7,500. 

Second alarm. Fire originated in lumber shed, extended to coal sheds. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 3. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 8, 10,25, 26, 27; Hose Nos. 
1, 2, 3, 4, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8, 9 ; 
Chemical Engine No. 1; Eire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Fire Commissionees' Keport. 



53 



August. 
Friday. 

27th. 

3.18 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Eridat. 

27th. 

8.20 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Saturday. 

28th. 

4.02 A.M. 

Box 68. 



Sunday. 

29th. 
12.31 p.M 
Still alarm. 



Sunday. 

29 th. 
6.22 P.M. 
Box 47. 



Monday. 

30th. 

4.37 P.M. 

Box 5. 



No. 82 Northampton St. Two-story ■wooden building, 15 X 25. 

Owned by Mr. Thomas. 

Occupied by Mr. Cannon and others, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on the roof. 
Caused by sparks from blacksmith shop. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called, Engine No. 23. 

Extinguished with a hydrant stream. 

Foreman Hussey in command. 

No. 15 Wareham St. Six-story wooden building, 175 X 80. 

Owned by Mr. Cummings. 

Occupied by Burditt & Williams, locksmiths. ( 

Cause of alarm, fire in melting-pots. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Companies called, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Assistant Engineer Fernald in command. 

No. 29 Wareham St. Two-story brick building, 15 X 30. 
Owned by B. D. Whitcomb. 

Loss ^50. No Insurance. 
Occupied by B. D. Whitcomb, shaving-house. 
Fire originated among the shavings, extended to roof. 
Caused by oily waste. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by the watchman at repair shop. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hose 
Nos. 5, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8; 
Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 10 Allston St. Three-story brick building, 50 X 50. 

Owned by Mrs. L. Nash. 

Occupied by Mr. Sawyer, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by trying to find a leak in gas-pipe. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
CojiPANiEs called, Engine No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Extinguislied with pails of water. 

Foreman Cheswell in command. 

No. 434 TO 440 Atlantic Ave. Three-story brick building, 
54 X 56. 
Owned by David Snow & Co. 

Loss $50. Insurance $5,000. 
Occupied by J. G. Nickerson, & Co., oil store. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 22 Nashua St. Three and one-half story brick building, 
20 X 32. 
Owned by Patrick Sullivan. 
Occupied by Catharine O'Neal and others, dwelling. 



54 



City Document No. 61. 



August. 



Monday. 

30th. 
8.05 P.M. 
Box 56. 



Tuesday. 

31st. 

9.39 P.M. 

Box 5. 



FiEE ORIGINATED in the attic. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Cliemical Engine No. 
1 ; Fire Boat. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

South St. Two-story wooden building, 35 X 50. 

Occupied by Mr. Murray, hack stable. 
Fire originated in hay-loft. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hose No. 9; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 509 Medford St., Charlestown. Four-story brick building, 
60 X 60. 
Owned by Page & Littlefield. 
Occupied by Page & Littlefield, stair-builders. 

" " C. H. Lyman, manufacturer of tables. 

Fire originated on fourth floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6 and 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 



recapitulation. 

Total number of fires 29 

Confined to one building . 27 

Extended to other buildings 2 

Estimated loss on building $8,700 00 

" " " stock 9,450 00 

Full insurance on buildings 16,600 00 

" " " stock 12,300 00 

Alarms given by patrol 1 

" " " individual members 

" " " police 13 

" " " citizens ........... 17 

" " " District Telegraph Co 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires "... 20 

" " false 

" " needless 

" still 11 

Total 31 

Buildings slightly damaged 25 

" considerably damaged 3 

" totally destroyed I 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



55 



September. 

Wednesday. 
1st. 
8.25 P.M. 
Still alarm. 



Wednesday. 

1st. 
9.27 p.m. 
Box 165. 



Saturday. 

4th. 

9.05 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



Saturday. 

4th. 

9.26 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Sunday. 
5th. 

1.43 A.M. 

Box 353. 



Sunday. 

5th. 
0.35 A.M. 
Box 54. 



Insurance $2,500. 
Insurance 



SEPTE3IBEB. 

No. 200 Second St., South Boston. Two-story -wooden building, 
250 X 50. 

Owned by City Iron Foundry Co. 

Occupied by City Iron Foundry Co., foundry. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Slight damage. 
Caused by cinders from furnace. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Hose No. 9. 

Extinguished with hand hose and buckets of water. 

Capt. Byrnes in command. 

No. 90 Princeton St., East Boston. Two and a half story wooden 
building, 20 X 30. 
Owned by James Townsend. 

Loss $221. 
Occupied by Mrs. Spaulding, dwelling-hou«e. 

Loss $300. 

Fire originated on second floor, extended to third. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9 and 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

No. 36 Nashua St. Three and one-half story brick building, 
18 X 25. 

Owned by H. Randall. 

Occupied by several families, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on first floor. 

Caused by lighted matches falling on a pillow in closet. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 6. 

Extinguished with pails of M^ater. 

Assistant Engineer Abbott in command. 

No. 11 Franks Court, South May St. Four-story brick building, 
25 X 60. 

Owned by Horace Jenkins. 

Occupied by Patrick Gormly and others, tenement house. 
Fire originated under the floor in fourth story. 
Caused by rats with matches. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Assistant Engineer Fernald in command. 

Milton. This alarm was given in response to a call for help from 

the owner of the building burnt, Mr. John Myers. 
Alarm given by police. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 19. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 
Assistant Engineer Hewins in command. 

No. 59 Kneeland St. Three-story brick building, 24 X 45. 

Owned by B. Roach. 

Occupied by John Hearn, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on third floor. 



56 



City Document No. 61. 



Septembee. 



Cause unknown. 

Slight damage. 

First compa.ny at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies CALLED, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 

and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in commaud. 



Monday. Cedar St., Dorchester. Two-story wooden building, 35 X 25. 

6th. Owned by Thomas Campbell. 

5.48 p.m. Loss 800. No Insurance. 

Box 352. Occupied by Thomas Campbell, stable. 

Loss $700. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to whole building. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 16. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 16. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20; Hook and Ladder 
No. 6. 
Asst. Engineer Hewins in command. 



Thursday. Nos. 43 and 45 High St. Four-story brick and granite building, 

9th. 35 X 125. 

10.28 p.m. Owned by Daniel Johnson & Co. 

Box 48. Loss .$853. Insurance f 25,000. 

Occupied by Daniel Johnson & Co., leather store. 
" " Albert A. Pope & Co., shoe goods. 

Loss $29,230. Insurance 72,750. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to third. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 15, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Chiee Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. This alarm was given in response to a call for assistance from the 

10th. town of Quincy. 

4.01. A.M. Companies CALLED, JEngine Nos. 16, 17, 20; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
Box 342. 6, 7. 

Alarm given by police. 

Asst. Engineer Hewins in command. 



Friday. No. 105 West Ninth St., South Boston. Three-story wooden 

10th. building, 25 X 40. 

8.03 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Mary Atkinson. 

Box 127. Occupied by Mrs. Mary Atkinson and others, tenement house. 

Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by defective flue. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 10. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose No. 9, 10, 12; Hook 
and Ladder No. 5. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



57 



September. 
Friday. 

lOtli. 
0.42 p.m. 
Box 353. 



This alarm was given in response to a call from Milton, to save the 

house of William Ferry, whose barn was on fire. 
Companies called, Ena;ine Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 6. 
Alarm giten bj' patrol. 

Assistant Engineer Hewins in command. 



Friday. No. 387 Shawmut Ave. Two and one-half story brick building, 

10th. 20 X 40. 

8.50 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Sumner. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Dr. Barrett, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by gas-burner setting fire to curtains. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Extinguished by driver of Hose No. 5, with pails of water. 

Saturday. No. 226 Dorchester Ave., So. Boston. Two-story wooden building, 

nth. 15 X 20. 

5.20 a.m. Owned by John Gormley. 

Box 129. Loss §100. Insurance $1,400. 

Occupied by Mr. Hobbs, shoemaker's shop. 
Fire originated ou second floor. 

Cause unknown. . 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First "water on fire, Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 

Saturday. No. 160 Bremen St., East Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

nth. building, 20 X 32. 

10.04 a.m. Owned by Edwin Rice. 

Box 163. Occupied by George W. Ray, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on tlie roof. 
Caused by sparks from chimney. 
Slight damage. 

First companies at fire. Engine Nos. 5 and 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Saturday. Cunard St., Highlands, One and one-half story wooden building, 
11th. 20X30. 

9.30 p.m. Owned by Stillman E. Chubbuck. 

Still alarm. Occupied by John P. Doyle, stable. 

Fire originated on first floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Slight damage. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Company called. Hose No. 7. 

Driver George W. Stimpson in command. 



Tuesday. No. 634 Shawmut Ave., Highlands. Three-story wooden building, 

14th. 55 X 20. 

1.50 P.M. Owned by B. F. Griggs. 

Box 214. Occupied by Michael Kelioe, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on second floor. 

Caused by children playing with matches, set fire to a bed. 

Slight damage. ' 



58 



City Document No. 61. 



September. 



First company at fire, Engine No. 23. . 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Mdnroe in command. 



Thursdat. No. 70 Botlston St. Four and one-half story brick building, 
16th. 30 X 70. 

7.00 P.M. Owned by George "W. Winslow. 

Box 62. Loss $20. Insurance $15,000. 

Occupied by George W. Winslow, dwelling-house. 

Loss $75. Insurance $6,000. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by gas burner too near canopy. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. No. 81 Gold St., So. Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

16th. building, 20 X 30. 

9.16^ P.M. Owned by G. H. Southworth. 

Box 129. Occupied by Edwin Shields, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by rags over stove catching fire. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
Asst. Engineer Brown in command. 



Thursday. Eear 601 Main St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden building 

16th. 20 X 30. 

10.51 p.m. Owned by Babcock heirs. 

Box 5. Loss $100. No Insurance. 

Occupied by Mr. Currier, stable. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose No. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Friday. Kear of Cambridge St., Charlestown. One-story wooden building 

17th. 18 X 20. 

12.11 A M. Owned by B. Hattley. 

Box 9. ' I^oss $75. No Insurance. 

Occupied by Perkins Bros., stable. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1 of Somerville. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 1 of Somerville. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command.^ 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



59 



September. 
Fkidayt. 

17th. 

1.04 A.M. 

Still alariu. 



Corner Broad and Purchase St. Brick building, 45 X 80. 

Owned by C. O. Crane & Co. 

Unoccupied. 
Fire originated in the cellar. 
Caused by slacking of lime. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by patrol. 
Companies called, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Capt, Frost in command. 



Friday. 

17th. 

2.14 P.M. 

Box 49. 

2.33 P.M. 

Second alarm. 



Saturday. 

18th. 

1.13 P.M. 

Box 87. 



Saturday. 

18th. 

4.24 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Saturday. 

18th. 

9.44i P.M. 

Box 53. 



Central Court. Five-story brick building, 70 X 95, with ell, 
30 X 75. 
Owned F. W. Andrews. 

Loss $7,462. Insurance .$82,500. 
Occupied by Jordan, Marsh & Co., dry goods house. 

Loss $100,000. Insurance $403,000. 
Fire originated on fifth fioor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed to be from persons smoking. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 26. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 23, 25, 26; 
Hose Nos. 5, 8, 9; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
1, 3, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Between Huntington Avenue and Providence Eailroad. 
story wooden building, 30 X 40. 
Owned by N. C. Munson. 



One- 



Occupied by Mr. Cram, stable. 



Loss $50. 
Loss $100. 



No Insurance. 
No Insurance. 



Fire originated inside the building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 22. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23; Plose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3; Chemical Engine 
No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Nos. 241 and 243 Friend St. Three-story brick building, 50 X 70. 

Owned by C. C. Potter. 

Occupied by C. C. Potter, stable. 
Fire originated on the roof. 
Cause, supposed to have been set by boys. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Companies called, Engine No. 6; Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Capt. D. C. Bickford in command. 

No. 11 Hayward Place. Four-story brick building, 24 X 37. 
Owned by Thomas Monahan. 

Loss $85. Insurance $5,000. 
Occupied by J. G. Pennycuick, hotel. 

Loss $50. Insurance $2,000. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to fourth. 
Cause unknown. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 



60 



City Document No. 61. 



September. 



Sunday, 

19th. 
0.29 A.M. 
Box 214. 



Sunday. 
19 th. 

11.18 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



Wednesday. 

22d. 

7.50 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Wednesday. 

22d. 

9.56 P.M. 

Box 123. 



Sunday. 

26th. 
11.06 A.M. 
Still alarm. 



First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Corner of Washington St., and Clifton Place. Three-story 
wooden building, 22 X 50. 
Owned by D. E. Faukner. 

Loss $600. Insurance $3,000. 
Occupied by Mrs. E,. M. Cutter, millinery store. 
" " W. H. Elanigan, boots and shoes. 
" " J. Thompson, dwelling-house. 
" " James La Bree, " " 

Loss $2,750. Insurance $2,000. 
Eire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 23. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
AssT. Engineer Munroe in command. 

No. 1 East Lenox St. Three-story wooden building, 20 X 30. 

Owned by Mr. Kelley. 

Occupied by Mr. Kelley, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by a defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 23. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Capt. Hussey in command. 

No 1 Cooper Street Court. Two and one-half story brick build- 
ing, 15 X 25. 

Owned by P. Doherty. 

Occupied by P. Doherty, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by bursting of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 8. 

Extinguished with pails of water. 

Capt. Childs in command. 

No. 54 A St., So. Boston. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 60. 
Owned by heirs of Francis Lavery. 

Loss $250. No Insurance. 
Occupied by J. W. Lavery, coffin warehouse. 
" " William Peard, carpenter's shop. 

Loss $700. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 

No. 30 Lowell St. Three and one-half story brick building, 
18 X 25. 
Owned by P. S. Briggs. 
Occupied by several families, dwelling-house. 



Fire Commissionees' Eepoet. 



61 



September. 



Sunday. 

26tli. 

8.30 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Sunday. 

26th. 
9.04 P.M. 
Box 15. 



Monday. 

27th. 
11.45 P.M. 
Still alarm. 



Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by placing wood in oven. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 6. 

Extinguished by pails of water. 

Capt. Kimball in command. 

No. 48 Hudson St. Four-story brick building, 14 X 60. 

Owned by Stephen Tarbell. 

Occupied by Mrs. Powers, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

This fire was discovered and extinguished by members of Engine 
Co. No. 7, with buckets of water. 

HosEMAN Haskell in command. 

No. 164 Commercial St. 

Needless alarm given by police. 

Caused by the light of a fire being built in a stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 930 Harrison Avenue. Two and one-half story wooden build- 
ing, 20 X 30. 

Owned by E. W. Woodward. 

Occupied by Mrs. McDermot, tenement house. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 23, with buckets of water. 

Capt. Hussey in command. 



recapitulation. 

Total number of fires 32 

Confined to one building .......... 32 

Extended to other buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Estimated loss on buildings $10,516 00 

" " " stock 133,905 00 

Full insurance on buildings . . 134,400 00 

" " " stock 486,150 00 

Alarms given by patrol 7 

" " " individual members 1 

" " " police 12 

" " " citizens .......... 14 

" " " District Telegraph Co 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires 21 

" ''' false 

" " needless 1 

" stills 12 

Total 34 

Buildings, slightly damaged 23 

" considerably damaged 7 

" totally destroyed 2 



62 



City Document No. 61. 



OCTOBER. 

Peidat. Boston and Pkovidence Railroad, neak Holyoke St. 

1st. This alarm was caused by the bursting of a glass-gauge while experi- 

4.01 P.M. menting with locomotive using petroleum. 

Box 81. Owned by Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 22. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Chemical En- 
gine No 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. 
2d. 

11.19 P.M. 

Box 236. 



No. 154 Cabot St., Highlands, 
building, 20 X 20. 
Owned by Henry Doherty. 



One and one- half story wooden 



Occupied by Henry Doherty, stable. 



Loss 



No Insurance. 



Loss $25. No Insurance. 



Fire originated in the hay-loft. 
Cause, careless use of pipe and matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 7. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 3. 
Accident. Henry Fay, who slept in the stable, was fatally 
burned. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Sunday. Plymouth St., Dorchester. Two-story wooden building, 35 X 45. 

Bd. Owned by Mrs. Conners. 

3.56 p.m. Occupied by several families, tenement house. 

Box 341. Fire originated on second floor. 

Cause accidental. 

Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 20. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 20; Hook and Ladder No. 7. 
Asst. Engineer Hewins in command. 



Sunday. Canal St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 50 X 60. 

3d. Owned by Thomas Bishop. 

3.56 p.m. Occupied by Thomas Bishop, stable. 

Box 17. Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder No. 9. 
Extinguished with buckets of wnter. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Monday. Nos. 37, 37^ and 39 Haverhill St. Four-story wooden building, 

4th. 20 X 50. 

6.38 P.M. Owned by Samuel H. Allen. 

Box 19. ' Loss ^1,331. Insurance $1,000. 

6.53 P.M. Occupied by Samuel H. Allen, plumber. 

Second alarm. " "A. Ledyard, moulding. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



63 



October. 



Occupied by Jolin Black, cabinet-maker. 
" " R. H. Goodwin, liorse-shoer. 
" " Hugh McDade, cabinet-maker. 
" " C. H. Hall, stair-builder. 

Loss ^2,941. Insurance $4,900. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No 1. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 25, 26, 27; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8, 9; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; 
Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Abbott in command. 



Monday. No. 99 Shirley St., Highlands. Two-story wooden building, 25 X 30. 

4th. Owned by J. E. Woodward. 

7.45 p. M. Occupied by Mrs. Foley, dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on second floor. 

Caused by lighting matches in closet. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Capt. p. D. Allen in command. 

Tuesday. No. 37 Haverhill St. Three-story wooden building, 20 X 50. 

5th. Owned by R. H. Goodwin. 

5.54 a.m. Occupied by R. H. Goodwin, horse-shoer. 

Box 19. " " Hugh McDade, cabinet-maker. 

" C. H. Hall, stair-builder. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Cause, rekindling of fire. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1. 
Assistant Engineer Abbott in command. 

"Wednesday. No. 101 Warrenton St. Two-story wooden building, 22 X 32. 
6th. Owned by Mrs. Jones. 

9.14 p.m. Occupied by Henry Wilson and others, tenement house. 

Box 62. Fire originated in the attic. 

Caused by a candle setting fire to a curtain. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hose No. 5; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2. 
Assistant Engineer Kegan in command. 



Thursday. Thompson Square, Charlestown. Four-story stone building, 
7th. 100 X 75. 

7.07 p.m. Ov\'ned by Monument Bank Association. 

Box 16. Unoccupied. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by bursting of a lamp. 
Slight damage. 



64 



City Document No. 61. 



October. 



EiRST COMPANY at fire, Engine No. 27. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Hook 



Thursday. Canal St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 100 X 60." 
7th. Owned by Thomas Bishop. 

8.55 P.M. Loss f 300. Insurance, building and stock, $5,000. 

Box 17. Occupied by Thomas Bishop, stable. 

Loss $100. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
EiRST company at fire. Hose No. 1. 
EiRST 'WATER on fire, Engine No. 27. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Friday. Rear of 29 Prince St. Four-story wooden building, 18 X 30. 

8th. Owned by Hugh Gallagher. 

8.05 A.M. Loss .$100. No Insurance. 

Box 13. Occupied by Mrs. Collins and others, dwelling-house. 

Loss f 40. ' No Insurance. 
Fire originated on tliird floor. 
Caused by children playing Avith matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Cunningham in command. 

Saturday. No. 108 High St., Charlestown. Four-story wooden building, 

9th. 50 X 30. 

8.35 A.M. Owned by N. E. Hill. 

Box 41. Occupied by Mr. Hull and others, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Saturday. William St., West Eoxbury. One and one-half story wooden 

9th. building, 40 X 40. 

11.20 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Hannah Cook. 

Box 361. Loss .$1,000. Insurance $1,000. 

Occupied by Mrs. Hannah Cook, stable. 

" " W. H. H. Young & Batchelder, storage for hay. 

Loss $1,000. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to entire building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 
No engine in service. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 17, 18 and 19; Hook and Ladder 
No. 7. 
Asst. Engineer Hewins in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



65 



October. 
Monday, 

nth. 
9.30 A.M. 
Box 245. 



Wednesday. 
13tli. 

I P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Thursday. 

14tli. 

8.43 P.M. 

Box 6. 



No. 1356 Tremont St., Highlands. Three-story brick building, 
20 X 38. 
Owned by Samuel Emmes. 

Loss $50. Insurance $4,000. 
Occupied by H. E. McCormick, dry goods store. 

Loss $10. Insurance $2,000. 
Fire originated in the cellar. 
Caused by carelessness with hot ashes. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 14. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23 and 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4. Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

No. 53 Fleet St. Three-story wooden building, 20 X 30. 

Owned by Nicolas Cannata. 

Occupied by O. C. Petterson, boot and shoe store. 
Fire originated in the cellar. 
Cause, gas explosion. 
Slight damage. 

Alarm given by citizens. ' 

Company called. Engine No. 8. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Foreman Childs in command. 

Cambridge St., Charlcstown. Thres-story wooden building, 
65 X 30. 
Owned by Mr. Coffin. 

Loss $800. No Insurance. 
Occupied by Coffin & Nichols, teamsters. 
" " Mr. Ham, hay depot- 
Loss $3,275. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 2, 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6 and 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Saturday. No. 2 Langdon Court. Four-story wooden building, 28 X 31. 
16th. Owned by D. Goodnough. 

8.25 P.M. Occupied by Mrs. Broderick, dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on fourth fioor. 

Cause, bed set on fire by carelessness. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 8. 
Foreman Childs in command. 

Monday. No. 10 Fleet St. Three-story brick and wood building, 19 X 60. 

18th. Owned by D. Scannell. 

4.55 a.m. . Loss $300. Insurance $4,000. 

Box 13. Occupied by D. Scannell and others, dwelling house. 

Loss $230. Insurance 
Fire originated on third floor, extended to fourth. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

5 



6Q 



City Document No. 61. 



OCTOBEK. 



Thursday. 

21st. 
1.45 P.M. 
Still alarm. 



Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 and 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesdat. No. 25 Bowker St. Three-story wooden building, 16 X 30. 
20th. Owned by Moses Wild. 

5.55 P.M. Occupied by Mrs. Burns, dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Eire originated on first floor. 

Caused by lace curtain coming in contact with gas-burner. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Extinguished with pails of water. 
Assistant Engineer Abbott in command. 

No. 378 Columbus Ave. Three and one-half story brick building, 
20 X 40. 
Owned by J. P. Plummer. 

Loss $60. Insurance $8,000. 
Occupied by J. P. Plummer, dwelling-house. 

Loss f 150. No insurance. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 22. 

Extinguished by Hoseman Hutchins, with buckets of water. 

No. 39 West Sixth St., South Boston. Two and one-half story 
wooden building, 20 X 40. 

Owned by James Keaton. 

Occupied by James Keaton and others, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 8, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 

Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 

First St., South Boston. Vacant lot, adjoining N. Y. and N. E. R. R. 
Fire originated in a lot of rubbish. 
Cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Hose No. 9. 
Driver Gowen in command. 

No. 607 Shawmut Ave. Four-story brick building, 22 X 32. 
Owned by Mrs. Clara D. Smith. 

Loss $500. Insurance $3,500. 
Occupied by Mrs. Smith and others, dwelling-house. 

Loss $800. Insurance $1,175. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to chamber. 
Caused by gas-light. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 23. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos., 3, 12, 18, 22, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 2. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 



Friday. 

22d. 
0.23 P.M. 
Box 129. 



Thursday. 

21st. 

10.15 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Saturday. 
23d. 

6.01 A.M. 

Box 82. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



67 



October. 
Monday. 

25th. 
2.06 P.M. 
Box 15. 



No. 75 Fulton St. Fonr-story brick building, 30 X 75. 

Owned by W. G Siiattuck. 

Occupied by W. G. Shattuck, furniture manufactory. 
Unnecessary alarm. 
First company at flre, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical 
Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Monday. No. 8 Charles-St. Court. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 30. 

25th. Owned by Mrs. Johnson. 

4.42 P.M. Occupied by Mrs. Johnson, dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on second floor. 
Charlestown. Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Hose No. 2. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Foreman Tyler in command. 

Monday. No. 91 Chapman St. Two-story wooden building, 21 X 30. 
25th. Owned by Townsend & Co. 

11 p.m. Occupied by Frank Runey, carpenter's shop. 

Box 71. " " M. E. Chandler, " 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Cliemical Engine No. 2. 
First water on flre, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3,7, 10, 22, 23,26; Hose Nos. 
5, 8; Hook and Ladder No. 3; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in conmiand. 

Tttesdat. Cor. Chardon and Green Sts. Four-story brick building, 

26th. 50 X 120. 

0.41 A.M. Owned by Bennett heirs. 

Box 23. Occupied by H. M. Richards, jeweller. 

Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. No. 697 Washington St. Four-story brick building, 21 X 50. 
26th. Owned by Bennett heirs. 

9-58 p.m. Loss $30. No Insurance. 

Box 53. Occupied by Coe Brothers, jewelry store. 

" " L. J. Lyons, cigar store. 

Loss $176. Insurance $3,500. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 



68 



City Document No. 61. 



October. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wedjjesdat. Mt. Vernon St., Ward 16. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 20. 



27th. Owned by Blood & Mansfield. 

2.40 A.M. Loss $900. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Blood & Mansfield, stable. 

Loss $5( 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to first. 
Caused by lightning. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 21. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 21 ; Hose No. 10. 
Foreman Crosby in command. 



Insurance 



No Insurance. 



"Wednesday. Nos. 6 and 8 Custom House St. Four-story brick building, 
27th. 25 X 59. 

5.27 A.M. Owned by Miss Julia Hoff'man. 

Box 37. Loss ,"$900. Insurance $3,000. 

Occupied by Capen, Sprague & Co., oil store. 

" " R. F. and J. H. Means, oil inspectors. 

Loss $1,700. Insurance .'$8,000. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 25. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesday. No. 16 Howard St. Four-story brick building, 51 X 60. 
27th. Owned by Mr. Evans. 

10.02 a.m. Occupied by Russell & Burke, gas and steam fitting. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by overheated furnace. 
First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Comp.^nies called, Engine No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Foreman Cheswell in command. 

Wednesday. No. 40 Rochester St. Three-story brick building, 18 X 35. 
27tli. Owned by C. Sullivan. 

6.20 P.M. Occupied by C. Sullivan, tenement house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on second floor. 

Caused by filling kerosene lamp while burning. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
AssT. Foreman Smith in command. 

Thursday. Cor. of Hartford and Purchase Sts. Two-story wood and slate 
28tii. building, 40 X 40. 

9.41 P.M. Owned by W. Wallace & Co. 

Box 51. Loss $50. Insurance $500. 

Occupied by Mr. Crowley, storage. 

Loss $50. No Insuranc e 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



69 



October. 



Fire originated on first floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

First water on fire, Engine No. 25. 

Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Cliemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in commmand. 



Saturday. Nos. 42 and 44 Canal St. Six-story brick building, 20 X 130. 
30th. Owned by Peter Brigham. 

6.35 A.M. Occupied by Charles C. McAlevy, furniture. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on sixth floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Slight damage. ^ 

Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Extinguished with Extinguisher. 
AssT. Foreman Stevens in command. 

Saturday. No. 30 Tyler St. Two and one-half story wooden building, 25 X 40. 
30th. Owned by H. M. Nelson. 

5.45 P.M. Occupied by John Sullivan and others, tenement. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in basement. 
Caused by a defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 7. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
HosEMAN Ingersoll iu command. 



Saturday. No. 591 East Second St., So. Boston 
30th. brick building, 20 X 40. 

7.25 P.M. Owned by Hugh Dever. 

Box 136. Loss $25. 

Occupied by Hugh Dever, dwelling and store 

Loss ^ 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by curtain taking fire from kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1,'2, 15; Hose 9, 10, 12 
Ladder No. 5 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 



Two and one-half story 

Insurance $1,000. 
0. No Insurance. 

Hook and 



Sunday. No. 17 Stillman St. Four-story brick building, 20 X 45. 
31st. Owned by Mrs. Kent. 

11.20 a.m. Occupied by several families, dwelling. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 8. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Foreman Childs in command. 



recapitulation. 

Total number of fires 36 

Confined to one building 35 

Extended to other buildings 1 



70 



City Document No. 61. 



October. 

Estimated loss on buildings .......... $6,406 00 

" " " stock 10,597 00 

Full insurance on buildings 28,800 00 

" " " stock 14,575 00 

Alarms given by patrol ........... 5 

" " " individual members ........ 

" " " police 11 

" " " citizens 22 

" " " District Telegraph Co 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires 24 

" " false 

" " needless 1 

" Still 13 

Total 38 

Buildings slightly damaged 30 

" considerably damaged ......... 6 

" totally destroyed 1 



NO rE3IBEB. 



Monday. North Beacon St., Brighton. One and one-half story wooden 

1st. building, 45 X 45. 

7.55 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Maria Herrick. 

Bell alarm. Loss .$1,500. Insurance $200. 

Occupied by G. W. Wilde, slaughter-house. 

Loss $400. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 29. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11. 
Asst. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Tuesday. Canal St., Charlestown. Three-story wooden building, 55 X 50. 

2d. Owned by Sewall heirs. 

1.10 A.M. Unoccupied. 

Box 5. Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Tuesday. Walk Hill St., West Roxbury. One and one-half story wooden 

2d. building, 35 X 25. 

3.55 A.M. Owned bv Bartlett & Rowe. 

Box 42. ' Loss $1,150. Insurance $2,800. 

Unoccupied. Barn. « 

Fire originated in barn, extended to house. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



71 



November. 



First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Ensrine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 
Cliemical Engine No. i. 
AssT. Engineer Hewins in command. 



Insurance $2,000. 



Tuesday. No. 1208 Tremont St. Two and one-half story wooden building, 

2d. 50 X 30. 

5.45 A.M. Owned by Edward Thompson. 

Box 236. Loss 

Occupied by P. Benninghoff, bakery. 
" " Mr. Reinhardt, saloon. 
" " Max Hossman, barber. 

Loss $300. Insurance #1,000. 
Fire originated between the bakery and saloon. 
Cadse unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 13. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Tuesday. No. 20 Prince St. Three-story wooden building, 15 X 30. 

2d. Owned by Goddard heirs. 

11.50 A.M. Occupied by Mrs. Henry, dwelling-liouse. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on third floor. 

Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 8. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Foreman Childs in command. 

Tuesday. No. 62 Sudbury St. Five-story brick building, 82 X 76. 

2d. Owned by Lewis Rice. 

1.10 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance $20,000. 

Still alarm. Occupied by M. D. Jones, japanner. 

" " J. W. Ricker, washing-machines. 

Loss $300. Insurance $33,000. 
Fire originated on third floor. 

Caused by hot casting falling into a drip-pan of varnish. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire, by American House stand-pipe. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 4 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 1. 
Extinguished with stand-pipe in American House. 
AssT. Foreman Stevens, of Hook and Ladder No. 1 in command. 

Wednesday. Lamartine St., West Roxbury. Two-story wooden building, 
3d. 30 X 20. 

1.05 A.M. Owned by Welch heirs. 

Box 14. Occupied by P. Tighe, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in basement. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 14. 
First water on fire, Cliemical Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 14, 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 
Chemical Engine No. 5. 
AssT. Engineer Hewins in command. 



72 



City Document No. 61. 



November. 
Wednesday. No. 8 Monument Square, Charlestowii. 



Three and one-half story 



3d. brick building, 25 X 40. 

11.20 a.m. Owned bjr Mrs. Huntington. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. Huntinjiton, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated from the furnace. 
Caused by workman leaving oiled waste between the furnace and 

brick work. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 27 ; Hose No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Wednesday. No. 2 Lynde St. Wooden building. 
3d. Owned by Mrs. Pennfield. 

2.05 P.M. Occupied by A. Carr. Shed to dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Eire originated on the roof. 

Caused by pouring kerosene on tar and lighting it to melt the tar. 
No damage. 

Eirst company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm- given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Extinguished with pails of water. 
AssT. Engineer Abbott in command. 

Thursday. No. 456 to 460 Federal St. Five-story brick building, 40 X 42. 
4th. Owned by heirs of S. A. Way. 

0.42 a.m. Loss ^1,278. Insurance $15,000. 

Box 119.' Occupied by Dennis Sullivan, junk store. 

" " Nonpareil Boat Club. 
" " P. Collins, bar-room. 

Loss $3,600. Insurance §4,000. 
Eire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 9; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5,8; Chemical 
Engine No. 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. South Eden St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden buildings 
4th. 40 X 35. 

4.25 P.M. Owned by John McLoud and C. Hoyt. 

Box 7. Loss #50. Insurance $1,700. 

4.33 P.M. Occupied by McLoud, Hoyt & Page, stables. 

Box 4. Loss $1,100. Insurance $3,800. 

Second alarm. Fire originated in McLoud's stable, extended to Hoyt's, 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 1. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given b}' citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 
3, 4, 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8, 9 ; 
Chemical Engine No. 1. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Thursday, No. 55 Merrimac St. Three-story wooden building, 23 X 53. 

4th. Owned by Dr. Jenks. 

11.33 P.M. Loss $75. Insurance $1,500. 

Box 8. Occupied by Keenan, dwelling and saloon. 

Fire originated on second story, extended to third. 
Caused by explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



73 



November. 



First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water on fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Chemioal Engine No. 1; 
Hose No. 8. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. West Roxbury. This alarm was given for fire outside the city lim- 
6th. its, the police seeing the fire and thinlting it was nearer pulled 

1.10 A.M. the alarm. 

Box 4. Companies called, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 

Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Saturday. No. 1112 Washington St. Two-story wooden building, 25 X 35. 
6th. Owned by J. Jesser. 

8.55 p.M Occupied by J. Jesser, boot and shoe store. 

Still alarm. Fire originated under the counter. 
Caused by dropping lighted match. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 3; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Extinguished with i)ails of water. 
Assistant Engineer Fernald in command. 

Sunday. No. 14 Dartmouth St. Tliree and one-half story brick building, 

7th. 18 X 38. 

5.35 a.m. Owned by S. Myers. 

Still alarm. Occupied by S. Myers, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in basement. 
Caused by defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by police. 
Company called, Engine No. 22. 
Extinguished with hand hose. 
Foreman Abbott in command. 



Sunday. No. 158 Tremont St. Four-story brick building, 24 X 100. 
7th. Owned by M. B. Inches. 

Still alarm. Loss $100. Insurance $10,000. 

6.30 a.m. Occupied by C. B. Elliot, Boston Art Furniture Co. 

" " T. Strahan, paper-hanger. 

Loss $50. Insurance $19,000. 
Fire originated on fourtli floor. 
Caused by spontaneous combustion from oil rags. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
' Company called, Engine No. 26. 

Assistant Engineer Regan in command. 

Sunday. No. 90 Bolton St., South Boston. Three-story brick building, 

7th. 20 X 40. 

8 42 P.M. Owned by Francis Alger. 

Box 124. Occupied by Micliael Bailey and others, dwelling house. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by iipsetting of kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9, 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 



74 



City DocUiViENT No. 61. 



November. 
Tuesday. 

9th. 

3.19 A.M. 

Box 46. 



Nos. 176 AND 178 Congress St. Five-story granite building, 
35 X 100. 
Owned by W. B. Spooner. 

Loss $1,00.0. Insurance $40,000. 
Occupied by Charles A. Raymond, boots and shoes. 
" " G. F. Daniels, shoe findings. 
" " Butler & Dunn, leatlier. 

Loss $8,000. Insurance $58,000. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by private watchman. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Ens^ine 
Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Tuesday. No. 65 Richmond St. Three-story brick and wood building, 

9th. 45 X 20. 

8.28 A.M. Owned by heirs of G. Collamore. 

Box 13. Occupied by Henry Anderson, tenement house. 

Fire originated on tliird floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First w^ater on fire, Cliemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Tuesday. No. 391 Washington St.. Four-story brick building, 70 X 53. 

9th. Owned by J. Cole, trustee for heirs. 

2.07 p.m. Occupied by N. B. Stevens, hotel. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by defective fire-place. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 26. 
Extinguished with Extinguisher. 
Foreman Knox in command. 

Tuesday. No. 402 Main St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 

9th. 30 X 100. 

6.12 p.m. Owned by D. W. Keyes. 

Box 8. Occupied by George Lovering, grocer. 

" " Mystic Chib. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by explosion of lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Wednesday. No. 188 Cabot St., Highlands. Two and one-half story wooden 
10th. building, 18 X 35. 

11.10 A.M. Owned by heirs of Samuel Jackson. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. Sullivan and others, dwelling. 



FiEE Commissioners' Eeport. 



75 



November. 



Thursday. 

11th. 

8.42 p.m. 

Box 63. 



Thursday. 

11th. 

11.17 p.m. 

Box 6. 



Thursday. 

11th. 

11.35 P.M. 

Box 6. 



Friday. 

12th. 

12.17 A.M. 

Box 6. 



Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by carelessness in cooking. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 13. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Foreman FreeSian in command. 

BoYLSTON St. Five-story brick building, 100 X 150. 
Owned by Institute of Technology Corporation. 

Loss $1,015. Insurance $90,000. 
Occupied by Institute of Technology. 

Loss $2,627. Insurance $50,000. 
Fire originated in basement. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 8; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 40 Alford St., Charlestown. One and three story wood and 
brick buildings. 
Owned by William T. Van Nostrand. 

Loss $400. Insurance $2,200. 
Occupied by William T. Van Nostrand, brewery and sheds. 

Loss $1,500. insurance $2,200. 
Fire originated in waaon-shed, extended to brewery. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

No. 655 Main St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 30 X 40. 
Owned by Middlesex R. R. Co. 

Loss $100 
Occupied by Mr. Wyman, carpenter's shop. 

Loss $300, 

Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 1. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Foreman Delano in command. 

Tufts Wharf, Charlestown. One-story wooden building, 40 X 100. 
Owned by N. Tufts. 

Loss $50. Insurance $600. 
Occupied by Sherman & Hadley, lime and hay shed. 

Loss $300. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in the hay, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6 and 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



No Insurance. 
No Insurance. 



76 



City Document No. 61. 



November. 
Sunday. 

14th. 
2 50 A.M. 
Bell alarm. 



Sunday. 

14th. 
10.57 P.M. 
Box 263. 



Sunday. 
14th. 

11.45 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



Monday. 

15th. 

0.9 A.M. 

Box 121. 



Monday. 

15th. 
0.14 P.M. 
Box 216. 



Monday. 

15th. 

0.43 A.M. 

Box 41. 



Kenrick St., Newton. 

This alarm was given in response to a call from Newton for 
assistance. 
Alarm given by police. 
Companies called, Engine No. 29; Hooli and Ladder No. 11. 

No. 279 Centre St., Highlands. One-story wooden building 
20 X 35. 
Owned by Owen Nawn. 
Occupied by Sampson Holland, grocer. 
Fire originated in back room. 
Cause unlinown. 
Slight damage. 

Pirst company at fire, Engine No. 14. ' 

First water on fire. Engine No. 14. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 13, 14 and 28; Hose No. 7; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 4 and 10 ; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 3 and 5. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Gerard St. One-story wooden building, 15 X 25. 

Owned by Boston Gas Co. 

Occupied by Boston Gas Co., storage for lime and cement. 
Eire originated on first floor. 
Caused by slacking of lime. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 23. 

Foreman Hussey in command. 

Nos. 99 and 101 Second St., South Boston. Three-story wooden 
building, 40 X 30. 
Owned by John Ryan and Hugh Eafferty. 

Loss $500. Insurance |2,250. 
Occupied by John Ryan and Hugh RafFerty, tenement. 

No Loss. No Insurance. 
Fire originated en first fioor of 99, extended to 101. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7 and 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10 
and 12 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 25 Russell Court, Highlands. Two and one-half story wooden 
building, 28 X 38. 
Owned by heirs of J. T. King. 

Occupied by John O'Brien and others, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated in the attic. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22 and 23; Hose No. 7. 
Hook and L adder No. 4 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Nos. 242 AND 244 Washington St. Four-story granite building. 
40 X 75. 
Owned by lieirs of David Sears. 

Loss $100. Insurance $35,000. 
Occupied by American Express Co. and others, offices. 



FiEE Commissioners' Report. 



77 



November. 



Fire originated on second floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25 and 26; Hose No. 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Chemi- 
cal Engine Nos. 1 and 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Monday. No. 52 Chelsea St., East Boston. Two and one-half story, brick 

15th. building, 20 X 36. 

3.59 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Harvey T. Litchfield. 

Box 158. Loss $C90. Insurance $3,600. 

Occupied by Henry Klagge, dwelling-house. 

Loss §100. Insurance, none. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by defective flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. • 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Monday. No. 27 West Cottage St., Dorchester. Three-storv wooden 

15th. building, 36 X 36. 

6.26 P.M. Owned by A. J. Bamford. 

Box 315. Loss $800. Insurance $6,000. 

Occupied by Mrs. Sarah Chapman, dwelling-house. 

Loss $400. Insurance $2C 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 12. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 17, 21; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 4, 7. 
Assistant Engineer Munroe in command. 



Tuesday. No. 890 Washington St. Three-story brick building, 60 X 90. 

16th. Owned by William M. Weld. 

0.44 A.M. Occupied by Wright & Newell, kitchen furnishing goods. 

Box 67. " " G. L. Howland & Co., dining-rooms. 

" " J. 0. Wiggin, auctioneer. 
" " J. F. Maxwell, boots and shoes. 
Fire originated in cellar. 
Caused by overheated range. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 
8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesday. No 85 Sudbury St. Three-story wooden building, 13 X 45. 
. 17th. Owned by Joseph Zane. 

9.01 a.m. Occupied by Gray & Griffiths, saloon. 

Box 21. Fire originated on first floor. 
Cau.-<ed by overheated range. 
Slight damage. 



78 



City Document No. 61. 



November. 



Wednesday. 

17th. 

2.10 p.M 

Still alarm. 



Wednesday. 

17th. 

4.18 P.M. 

Box 19. 



First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 2.5, 2f! ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 5 Culvert St., Highlands. Two and one-half story wooden 
building, 25 X 35. 

Owned by Mrs. Kenney. 

Occupied by several families, tenement house. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 13. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Boston and Maine Depot. Brick building. 

Owned by Boston and Maine Railroad Corporation. 

Occupied by Boston and Maine Railroad, depot. 
Fire originated on roof of ell. 
Caused by sparks from fire-pot igniting a bag of charcoal. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 1. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. No. 8 East St. Place. Three-story wooden building, 22 X 42. 
17th Owned by Samuel Bradstreet. 

7.45 P.M. Loss $150. Insurance $2,000. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Robert McLaughlin, tenement. 

Loss $50. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on third floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 7. 

Extinguished with hydrant stream. 
Accidents. Mary Fitzgerald was fatally burned. 
Foreman Marden in command. 

Wednesday. No. 1 Homestead Place, Charlestown. Four-story wooden build- 
17th. ing, 60 X 40. 

8.56 P.M. Owned by Mr. Hinckley. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mr. McDonald, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on third floor 
Caused by bursting of lamp. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 27. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Friday. No. 28 Crescent Place. Six-story brick building, 47 X 30. 

19th. Owned by Albert Brown. 

6.41 p.m. Loss $100. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 23. Occupied by J. Southwick, hotel. 

Loss $50, Insurance $7,050. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



79 



November. 

FiKE ORIGINATED OH second floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. Holden Place, Dorchester. Two-story wooden building, 56 X 30. 

]9th. Owned by Charles A. Green. 

11.47 P.M. Loss $1,200. Insurance $6,750. 

Box 314. Unoccupied; dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 21. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 21, 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21; Hose No. 10; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 4, 7. 
Asst. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Sunday. No. 100 Portland St. Three and one-half story brick building, 

21st. 20 X 35. 

2.30 p M. Owned by M. B. Wilds. 

Still alarm. Occupied by several families, dwelling. 

Fire originated on fourth floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by defective chimney. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Extinguislied witli Extinguisher. 
Foreman Bickeord in command. 

Monday. No. 948 East Fourth St., So. Boston. Two and one-half story 

22d. wooden building, 24 X 40. 

4. — A.M. Owned by Walter Smith. 

Still alarm. Loss $150. Insurance $3,000, 

Occupied by Walter Smith, stable and school-room. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by overheated fire-place. 
Alarm given by police. 
Company called, Hose No. 12. 

Extinguished with hydrant stream. 
Driver Twiss in command. 

Tuesday. No. 8 Charles St. Place, Charlestown. Two and one-half story 

23d. wooden building, 20 X 30. 

3.30 a.m. Owned by Mr. Jolmson. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mr. Johnson and others, dwelling. 

Fire originated in the chimney. 
Caused by burning of soot in chimney. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Hose No. 2. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Driver Kimball in command. 

Wednesday. No. 264 Federal St. Four-story brick building, 22 X 44. 
24th. Owned by Wales heirs. 

0.54 a.m. Loss $100. Insurance $2,000, 

Box 59. Occupied by John Lacouse, furniture dealer. 



80 City Document No. 61. 

NOVEBIBER. 

Occupied by Mr. English, tenement house. 

Loss $300. Insurance f 1,500. 
Fire originated on basement floor. 
, Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at Are, Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hose No. 9; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesday. No. 13 Kingston St. Five-story granite building, 24 X 70. 
24th. Owned by Thomas Hall. 

6.41 P.M. ' Loss 1^947. Insurance $15,000. 

Box 52. Occupied by Louis & Cohen, hat and cap manufacturers. 

Henry J. Weil & Co., gents furnishing goods. 
Townsend & Gale, commission merchants. 

Loss $5,725. Insurance $50,000. 
FiKE originated on fourth floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1,2; 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. No. 60 State St. Four-story granite building. 

2Cth. Owned by Saff"olk Bank. 

11.15 P.M. Occupied by George W. Warren & others, bankers and brokers. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on first floor. 

Cause, supposed to liave cauglit from cigar in box of saw-dust. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine No. 25; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Extinguished witli buckets of water. 
Foreman Griffin in command. 

Saturday. No. 499 Commercial St.' Two-story wooden building, 50 X 35. 

27tli. Owned by Bartlett Wharf Co. 

10.54 p.m. Loss .$75. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 2. Occupied by Michael Norton, junk store. 

Loss $500. Insurance $2,000. 
' Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
FiKST water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25; Hose No. 8; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; 
Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Monday. No. 24 India Wharf. Three and one-half story brick building, 

29th. * 42 X 18. 

6.03 p.m. Owned by heirs of Joel Thayer. 

Box 47. Loss $100. Insurance $4,000. 

Occupied by E. H. Clapp, dealer in metals. 
Fire originated in roof. 

Cause, supposed to iiave caught from melting furnace. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 



FlEE COMMISSIONEKS' EePORT. 



81 



November. 



First water on fire, Engine No. 25. 

Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; Hoolc 

and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Monday. Milton, Mass. This alarm was given in response to a call for help 

29th. from Milton. 

10.23 P.M. Fire originated in greenhouse. 
Box 351. Owned by Col. O. W. Peabody. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19. 20; Hook and Ladder 
No. 6. 
AssT. Engineer Hewins in command. 

Monday. No. 69 East Newton St. Four-story brick building, 20 X 50. 

29tli. Owned by ]\i. J. Putney. 

11.01 P.M. Loss $1,700. Insurance |10,000. 

Box 74. Occupied by M. J, Putney. 

Loss $300. Insurance .$3,000. 
Fire originated on basement floor, extended to second floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 5. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 9- 
Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. Nos. 2, 3 and 4 Bellows Place, and 8 Walnut St., Charlestown. 

30th. Three and one-half story wooden building, 100 X 30. 

5.54 A.M. Owned by Messrs. Carney & Harding. 

Box 5. Loss $1,450. Insurance $2,100. 

6.20 A.M. Occupied by Mr. Carney and others, dwellings. 

Box 4. Loss $250. No Insurance. 

Second alarm. Fire originated on second floor of No. 3, extended to roof. 
Caused by rats with matches. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water on fii e, Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 
3, 4, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8, 9 • 
Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Tuesday. No. 2 Carter Place. Four-story wooden building, 30 X 45. 

30th. Owned by Mrs. Carter. 

9 45 A.M. Loss $100. Insurance $1,500. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mr. McCarthy, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused from thawing out water-pipe. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 8. 

Extinguished with liydrant-stream. 
Foreman Childs in command. 

Tuesday. No. 11 Gouch St. Three-story brick building, 25 X 40. 

30th. Owned by heirs of Dr. Page. 

1-19 P-M. Loss $400. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 5. Occupied by Patrick Horan, boarding-house. 

Loss $100. No Insurance. 



82 



City Document No. 61. 



November. 

Fire originated on second floor. 

Cause unknown. 

PiRST COMPANY at fire, Chemical Encrine No. 1. 

PiRST "WATER OH fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. i, 6, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 8; Hook 

and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. No. 19 Lowell St. Three and one-half story brick building, 

30th. 18 X 60. 

4.25 P.M. Owned b;' A. Myers. 

Still alarm. Occupied by A. Myers. 

Eire originated on second floor. 
Caused from thawing out water-pipe. 
Blight damage. 
Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called. Engine No. 6. 

Extinguished with hydrant-stream. 
Foreman Kimball in command. 

Tuesday. Hittinger's Wharf, Charlestown. One-story wooden building, 

30th. 175 X 30. 

9.15 p.m. Owned by Mr. Hittinger. 

Box 23. Loss $1,000. No Insurance. 

9.41 P.M. Occupied by Scott & Bridges, hay depot. 

Box 4. Loss $4,000. Insurance $2,000. 

Second alarm. Fire originated in hay-shed. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 
3, 4, 8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8, 9; 
Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. No. 39 First St., So. Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

30th. building, 25 X 40. 

11.30 P.M. Owned by John Hackett. 

Still alarm. Occupied by John Hackett, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on first floor. 

Cause unknown. * 

Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 15; Hose No. 9. 
Extinguished witli buckets of water. 
Foreman Scott in command. 



recapitulation. 

Total number of fires 57 

Confined to one building 52 

Extended to other buildings 5 

Estimated loss on buildings . . . $16,680 00 

" " " stock 30,252 00 

Full insurance on buildings 285,100 00 

«' " " stock 236,750 00 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



83 



November. 

Alarms given by patrol . . . . , . . , . . . 5 

" " " individual members ........ 

" " " police ............ 17 

" " " ciiizens 39 

" " " District Telegraph Co 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires 40 

" " false .' 

" " needless. ......... 1 

" still . 20 

Total 61 

Buildings slightly damaged .......... 38 

" considerably damaged ......... 15 

" totally destroyed 4 



DECE3IBER. 



Thursday. No. 7 India St. Pour-story brick building, 20 X 50. 
2d. Owned by Merriam, and others. 

0.52 T.M. Loss $200. Insurance .$4,500. 

Box 37. Occupied by Stevens, Lang & Co., varnish manufactory. 

Loss §919. Insurance $27,500. 
Fire originated on fourth floor, extended to roof. 
Caused from a defect in cUiinney. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by citizens.. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1. 
Chiee Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. This alarm was given to call tlie members of the department to 
2d. overhaul tlie ruins on Hittinger's wharf. 

1.44 P.M. Alarm given by District Engineer. 
Box 21. First company at fire. Hose No. 3. 
Charlestown. Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 

and Ladder No. 9. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. No. 11 Chester Square. Five-story brick building, 22 X 60. 

3d. Owned by Mr. Brown. 

2.50 P.M. Unoccupied, dwelling-liouse. 

Slill alarm. Fire originated in basement. 

Caused from thawing water-pipes. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 23. 
Extinguished with pails of wnter. 
Foreman Hussey in command. 

Saturday. AVatti Court, South Boston. One-story wooden building, 15 X 20. 
4th. Owned by Henry Grimes. 

6.23 P.M. Loss 6150. Insurance $300. 

Box 125. Occupied by Charles McCartliy, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in bedroom, extended to other rooms. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at tire, Hose No. 10. 



84 



ClTT DOCUIIENT No. 61. 



December. 



First water on fire, Hose No. 10. 
Alarji given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 15, 21 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in coniuiand. 



Monday, Corner Dorchester and Nfwman Sts., South Boston. Three- 

fitli. story wooden building, 150 X 100. 

7.06 p.M'. Owned by C. Blamberg. 

Box 143. Loss $3,000. Insurance ^5,500. 

7.14 P.M. Occupied by John Clark, furniture nianuftictory. 

Box 143. Loss $4,( 00. Insurance ^10,500. 

Second alarm. Fire originated near engine-room, extended to main building and 
rooi'. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 10. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 10. 
, Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 and 21; Hose No. 9, 
10 and 12 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 5 ; 
Clieniical Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Tuesday. No. 5 Tremont Place, Highlands. Three-story wooden building, 

Tih. 25 X 27. 

0.32 A.M. Owned by I. H. Carey. 

Box 217. Loss ^100. No Insurance. 

Occupied by Patrick Daley and others, dwelling-house. 

Loss $25. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to third and roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22 and 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
Asst. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Tuesday. No. 68 Baxter St., South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 

7tb. building, 28 X 40. 

1.37 P.M. Owned by John Sullivan. 

Box 127. Occupied by John Sullivan, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in barrel of rubbish. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
Slight dajiage. 

FiR.sT company at fire. Hose No. 10. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Assistant Engineer Brown in coumiaud. 



Thursday. Brookline Avenue. 

9ih. Fiue in stack of hay owned by Peter Clary. 

11.30 a.m. Cause, set by boys. 
Still alarm. Alarm given by citizens. 

Company called. Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Assistant Engineer Colligan in conunand. 



Fire Commissioners' Report, 



85 



December. 
Friday. 

10th. 
11.05 P.M. 
Box 156. 



Carlton's Wharf, Summer St., East Boston, 
building-, 40 X 40. 
Owned by Harvey Crocker. 



Two-story ■wooden 



Occupied by Brown & Seavey. 



Loss $300. 
Loss 1350. 



Insurance 



Insurance |388. 



Fire originated on second story. 
Cause unknown. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. No. 11 Avon Place, Highlands. Two and one-half story wooden 

llth. building, 24 X 48. » 

8.06 A.M. Owned by Godfrey Honsman. 

Box 216. Occupied by Godfrey Ilousman, dwelling. 

Fire originated on second story. 
Cause, unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 
First water on fire by citizens. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 

Sunday. Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester. One-story wooden building, 
12th. 50 X 12. 

1.09 P.M. Owned by E. P. McNulty. 

Box 321. Loss .$310. Insurance $1,700. 

Occupied by E. P. McNulty, stable and tool-bouse. 

Loss f 210. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in the stable, extended to tool-house. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 17. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 7. 
Assistant Engineer Munroe in command. 

Sunday. Edmands Court, Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 30. 

12th. Owned by John Bamrick. 

10.14 P.M. Occupied by John Bamrick, stable. 

Box 17. Cause of alarm smoke beating down the chimney. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6 and 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Monday. No. 391 Washington St. Four-story brick building, 70 X 53. 

13th. Owned by N. B. Stevens. 

4.28 P.M. Loss $429. Insurance $22,500. 

Box 49. Occupied by J. Cole, Trustee, hotel. 

Loss $100. Insurance $13,500. 
Fire originated in the attic, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 



86 



City Document ]S[o. 61. 



December. 



FmsT COMPANY at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water on fire, Engine No. 26. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25 and 26 ; Hose No. 

8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. No. 225 Marion St., East Boston. One and one-half story wooden 
loth. building, IS X 25. 

6.08^ A.M. Owned by J. W. Dean. 

Box 163. Loss $150. Insurance $500. 

Occupied by Charles McGowan, dwelling. 

Loss $68. Insurance $100. 
Eire originated on upper story. 
Caused by defective chimney. 
EiRST COMPANY at fire, Engine No. 9. 
* First water on fire, Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5. 9, 11 ; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Wednesday. Beach Glen Ave., Highlands. 

15th. Fire originated among some dry leaves, rear of stand-pipe. 

9 A.M. Al.vrm given by citizens. 
Still alarm. No loss. 

Company called. Engine No. 14. 
Foreman Webber in command. 

Wednesday. Nos. 22 and 24 Billerica St. and 24 and 26 Nashua St. Three 
15th. and one-half story brick buildings, 44 X C5, and 42 X 55. 

1.50 p M. Owned by Orin Howard, Mr. Foley, and Mr. Dever. 

Box 5. Loss .$200. Insurance $4,100. 

Occupied by several families, tenement houses. 
Fire originated in ell of building, 22 and 24 Billerica street, and 

extended to building 24 and 26 Nashua street. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine 
No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Thursday. Marginal St., East Boston. Vacant lot. 

16th. Occupied by Revere Beach Railroad Company. 

10.35 A.M. Caused by boiling over of tar-kettle. 
Box 164. No LOSS. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
"Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Thursday. No. 1455 Washington St. Three and one-half story brick building, 

16th. 75 X 150. 

9.48 p.m. Owned by Fannie E. Adams. 

Box 74. Loss $100. Insurance $15,000. 

Occupied by Robert Peyser, dry goods store. 

Loss $2,400. Insurance $7,000. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



87 



Decembee. 



Saturday. 

IStli. 
12.56 P.M. 
Box 2i. 



Saturday. 

18th. 

10.39 P.M. 

Box 15. 



Saturday. 

18th. 

11.14 P.M. 

Box 15, 
Charlestown. 



Monday. 
20th. 

6.31 A.M. 

Box 81. 

6.59 A.M. 

Second alarm. 



FiKE ORIGINATED On firSt floOT. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

First water on fire, Hose No. 5. 

AuARM GIVEN by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 9; 

Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Cnemical Engine 

No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Cor. of Trkmont and Chelsea Sts., Chaiiestown. Three and 
one-half story wooden building, 40 X 60. 
Owned by P. J. Nary. 
Occupied by Martin J. Winter, dwelling. 
" " Mrs. Murphy, balce-shop. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to third. 
Slight damage. 

Caused by overheated stove-pipe. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 4. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 4. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

CojiPANiES CALLED, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Assistant Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Nos. 103 AND 105 Commercial St. Five-story granite building, 
25 X 90. 
Owned by Captain Lewis. 

Loss $3,500. Insurance f 14,000. 
Occupied by Pierce, Oilman & Tuttle, furniture. 
" " Crocker & Otis, sail-loft. 
" " Gammon & Co., ship cliandlers. 

Loss $9,195. Insurance $84,900. 
Fire originated on fifth floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

False alarm. 

Cause, fire seen at a distance. 
First company at box, Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by watchman at Fitchburg Railroad Yard. 
Companies called. Engine No. 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Cor. Dartmouth and Appleton Sts. Tliree-story brick building, 
96 X 100. 
Owned by the City of Boston. 

Loss .$20,000. No Insurance. 
Occupied by City of Boston, school-liouse. 
Fire originated in bnsement, extended to roof. 
Caused by thawing out water-pipes. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 22. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 22. 
Alarm given bv police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 26 ; Hose 
Nos. 5, 7, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4, 8- 
Chcmicnl Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



City Document ;No. 61. 



December. 
Monday. 
20tli. 

10.20 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



Monday. 

SOth. 

11.131 A M. 

Box 249. 



Monday. 

20th. 

2.30 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



No. 177 Court St. rive-story brick building, 29 X 89. 

Owned by S. P. Adams. 

Occupied by Adams & Fessenden, grocers. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by defective flue. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Companies called, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Assistant Engineer Abbott in command. 

Phillips St., Highlands. Two-story brick building, 63 X 78. 
Owned by City of Boston. 

Loss $150. No Insurance. 
Occupied by City of Boston, school-house. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to second. 
Caused, by sliavings back of plastering near hot flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 14. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Kook and Ladder No. 4 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 3. 
Asst. Engineer Colligan in command. 

No. 152 Commonwealth Ave. Three and one-half story brick 
building, 31 X 69. 

Owned by Mrs. Richard Bnker. 

Occupied by Mrs. Richard Baker, dwelling. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by thawing out water-pipe. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 22. 

Extinguished witli Extinguishers. 

Foreman Abbott in command. 



Monday. 

20th. 

5.50 p. m. 

Still alarm. 



Monday. 

20th. 

9.42 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Monday. 

20tli. 
11.32 P.M. 
Box 218. 



No. 2 Lawrence Place. Three-story brick building, 28 X 15. 

Owned by Mr. Scarlet. 

Occupied by Mrs. Courtney, dwelling. 
Fire originated on firjt floor. 
Caused by thawing out water-pipes. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Hose No. 8. 

Extinguislied with pails of water. 

Hoseman Boyle in command. 

No. 844 Parker St., Highlands. Three-story brick building, 22 X 36. 

Owned by Jewett & Pitcher. 

Occupied by H. H. Perkins, dwelling. 
" " W. McFarland, " 

Fire originated in the kitchen. 
Caused by bursting of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 
Company called, Engine No. 14. 

Foreman Webber in command. 

Nos. 2,259 AND 2,261 Washington St., Highlands. Three-story brick 
building, 90 X 55. 
Owned by heirs of Hiram Hall. 

Loss $242. Insurance $25,000. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



89 



December. 



Occupied by Charles B. Pevear, boot and shoe store. 
" " F. E. King, clothing store. 

Loss $1,876. Insurance $19,000. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 12. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
AssT. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Tuesday. No. 89 Cabot St., Higlilands. Two and one-half story wooden building. 

21st. Owned by Daniel Bowen. 

5.15 P.M. Occupied by Daniel Bowen, dwelling. 

Still alarm. " " Charles Henry, slioe shop. 

Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 7. 
Companies called, Engine No. 13; Hose No. 7. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

"Wednesday. No. 11 Cross St. Three-story brick building, 25 X 35. 
22d. Owned by A. "VV. Lamsoii. 

8.10 A.M. Loss $100. No Insurance. 

Box 12. Occupied by Patrick Mulligan and others, tenements. 

Fire originated around tlie chimney, extended to roof. 
Caused by defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. • 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesday. No. 53 Wareham St. Five-story brick building, 60 X 150. 
22d. Owned by Creesy & Noyes. 

1.28 p.m. Occupied by Creesy & Noyes, planing-mill. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in shaving-pit. 
Caused by sparks from furnace. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
First water on fire by men from apparatus repair shop. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguislied with liydrant stream. 
Companies called, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
AssT. Engineer Fernald in command. 



Wednesday. Dorchester Avenue, South Boston. 

22d. This alarm was given in consequence of a gas explosion under the 

6.21 P.M. sidewalk on tlie bridge. 

Box 119. First company at box, Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 9; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5, 8 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 2; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



90 



City Document ISTo. 61. 



December. 
Thursday. 

23d. 
6.36 p M. 
Box 153. 



Eear of No. 282 Sumner St., East Boston. Two-story wooden 
building-, 82 X 21, ell 9 feet. 
Otvned by Dennis Murphy. 

Loss $75. Insurance $1,200. 
Occupied by Dennis Murphy, dwelling. 

" " George M. Blakeley, dwelling. 

Loss $200. Insurance $600. 
Fire originated on second story. 
Caused by breaking of a kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
First avater on fire, Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by member of force. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Friday. No. 98 Boylston St. Four-story brick building, 20 X 40. 

24th. Owned by Boardman heirs. 

3.37 A.M. Occupied by Cliarles McBurney, dwelling. 

Box 62. Fire originated in shed. 

Caused by hot ashes in a sieve. 
No loss. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. No. 123 Chelsea St., Charlestown. Three-story wooden building, 

21th. 20 X SO. 

3.20 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Dee. 

Box ,24. Occupied by Mr. Harrington, dwelling. 

Fire originated in chimney. 
Cause unknown. 
No loss. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given bj' citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Friday. False alarm. 
24th. Cause of alarm, seeing sparks of fire blown from roof of building No. 

11. 49.^ p.m. 179 CourD St. 

Box 23. No loss. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1 and 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical 
Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. Fire on Steam-ship Roman, Long Wharf. 

25th. Owned by Philadelphia Steam-ship Company. 

12.05 A.M. Fire originated in the galley on the upper deck. 
Still alarm. Cause unknown. 

Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called. Fire Boat. 
Capt. Scott in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



91 



December. 

Saturday. Derby Place, Highlands. Two-story wooden building, 66 X 54. 

25th. Owned by Harvard College. 

1.33 A.M. Loss $1,000. No Insurance. 

Box 214. Occupied by John Quinn, stable. 

1.42 A.M. Loss $3,000. Insurance $1,520. 

Second alarm. Fire originated on first floor, extended to second and roof. 
Cause, overheated stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22. 23, 24; Hose 
Nos. 5, 7, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; 
Chemical Engine Nos. 2, 3. 
There vrere eleven horses in the stable burnt to death. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Saturday. No. 14 Sterling St., Highlands. Three-story brick building, 
25th. 21 X 36. 

5.29 A.M. Owned b}' Peter Kendricks. 

Box 214. Loss $500. Insurance $4,600. 

Occupied by Peter Kendricks, dwelling. 

Loss $250. Insurance $3,600. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First cosipany at fire, Hose No. 7. 
FiPvST WATER on fire. Engine No. 13. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 4. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Saturday. No. 5 Anderson St. Three-story wooden building, 21 X 18. 
25th. Owned by Joseph Scarlet. 

6.07 a.m. Loss $195. Insurance $1,500. 

Box 25. Occupied by R. Weafer, furniture repair-shop and dwelling. 

Loss $300. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 
First water on fire, Plose No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10; Hose No. 8; Hook and 
Ladder No 1 ; Cliemical Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Saturday. No 3 Newbern Court, Highlands. Two and one-half story wooden 

25tli. building, 18 X 25. 

10.45 A.M. Owned by Mr. Stratton. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mr. Stratton, dwelling. 

Fire originated on first floor. 

Caused by overheated stove. 

Slight damage. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Company called. Hose No. 7. 

AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 



Saturday. No. 635 Shawmut Ave., Highlands 
25th. 18 X 36. 

9.40 p.m. Owned by George P. French. 

Box 214. Loss 

Occupied by John H. Jacobson, dwelling 

Loss $3,000. Insurance $3,000, 



Three-story brick building, 
Insurance $3,000. 



92 



City Document No. 61. 



December. 

Eire originated on first floor, extended to basement. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 7, Engine No. 23. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 3, 4. 
Assistant Engineer Colligan in command. 

Monday. No. 6 Tcfts St. One-story wooden building, 8 X 12. 

27th. Owned by Mr. Little. 

4.55 P.M. Occupied by Mrs. Kelly, woodshed. 

Stillalarm. Eire originated on first floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 7. 

Extinguished with liydrant stream. 
Foreman Harden in command. 

Tuesday. Nos.' 50 and 52 Chauncy St. Five-story granite building, 40 X 80, 
28tli. Owned by Charles L. Haley. 

0.3 a.m. Loss $1,178. Insurance $30,000. 

Box 43. Occupied by J. Levingston & Co, hats and caps. 

" " J. A. D. Gross & Co., cotton batting Co. 
" " Hyde & Dove, fancy goods. 

Loss $4,900. Insurance f 57,500. 
Fire originated on fourth floor, extended to third. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command 



Tuesday. No. 55 Fleet St. Tliree-story wooden building, 15 X 20. 

28th. Owned by Otis Jaques. 

9.25 p.m. Loss $142. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 14. Occupied by Joseph Haines and others, tenement house. 

Loss $100. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by defective flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire. Engine No, 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Friday. Nos. 48 and 50 Kneeland St. Three-story wooden building, 

31st. 45 X 60. 

11.53 P.M. Owned by Second Advent Association. 

Box 54. Loss $100. Insurance $11,500. 

Occupied by W. J. Hurd, fancy goods store. 

" " J. J. McAllister, cigars, tobacco, etc. 

Loss $850. Insurance $3,200. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 7. - 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



93 



December. 



Alarm gite^t by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 

Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical 

En.ijine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



RECAPITULATION. 

Total number of fires 43 

Confined to one building .......... 42 

Extended to other buildings .......... 1 

Estimated loss on buildings , . $32,721 00 

" " " stock 31,743 00 

Full insurance on buildings ......... 157,500 00 

" " " stock 182,108 00 

Alarms given by patrol ........... 1 

" " " individual members ........ 2 

" " " police 18 

" " " citizens 28 

" " " District Telegraph Co. . . . 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires . 34 

" " false 2 

" " needless 1 

" stills 12 

Total 49 

Buildings, slightly damaged . ■ . 35 

" considerably damaged ...."..... 5 

" totally destroyed .' . . 2 



J'AKUAIIY, 187S. 

Saturday. No. 2 Fifth St. Place, South Boston. Two and one-half story 
1st. wooden building. 

4.25 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Duggan. 

Still alarm. Occupied by several families, tenement house. 

Fire originated in bed-room. 
Caused by cliildren playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 15. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Hoseman Bennett in command. 



Thursday. Border St., East Boston. One-story wooden building, 40 X 50. 
6th. Owned by Cliarles Sampson. 

8.50 P.M. Occupied by Charles Sampson, ofiice. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in flue. 

Caused by burning of soot in stove-pipe. 

No damage. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Company called, Engine No. 5. 

Extinguislied with buckets of water. 
Hoseman Phillips in command. 



94 



City DoctraiENT No. 61. 



Januakt. 
Tkidat. 
7th. 

■ 7.15^ A.M. 



Sattjedat. 

8th. 

4.21 P.M. 

Box 1S9. 



Saturday. 

8th. 

8.45 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Satukdat. 

8th. 

9.30 P.M. 

Box 14. 



Sunday. 

9th. 
10.23 A.M. 
Still alarm. 



No. 37 Union St. 

Alarm caused by smoke from stove. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; 

No. 1. 
" Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Hook and Ladder 
Chemical Engine 



Eear of 555 East Second St., South Boston. 
Three-story wooden building, 18 X 20. 
Owned by James J. Doyle. 

Loss $197. Insurance f 2,000. 
Occupied by Mrs. Davis and others, tenement house. 

Loss f SO. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 
First vi^ater on fire, Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Hook 
and Ladder No. 5. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 6 Webster Place, So. Boston. One and one-half story wooden 
building, 20 X IS. 

Owned by Josiah Dunham. 

Occupied by, Mr. Saunders, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated in kitchen. 
Caused by clothes hanging too near the stove. 
Slight damage'. 
Alarm given Ijy citizens. 
CoiMPANY called, Hose No. 9. 

Extinguislied witli buckets of water. 

Foreman Byrnes in command. 



Nos. 163 and 165 Fulton St. 
Owned by K. H. Eddy. 



Three-story brick building, 24 X 45. 



Loss 



Insurance $5,000. 
Insurance $1,000. 



Occupied by P. J. Keenan, junk dealer. 

Loss $800. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to third. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Nos. 87 AND 89 Blackstone St. Three-story wooden building, 
20 X 40. 

Owned by Edwin Bruce. 

Occupied by B. W. Duncklee, stove store. 
Fire originated in basement. 
Caused by slacking of lime. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by police. 
Company called Engine No. 8. 

Extinguisbed witli liydrant stream. 

AssT. Engineer Cunningham in command. 



FiEE Commissioners' Repoet. 



95 



January. 
Monday. 

lOth. 
10.10 p.m. 
Box 154. 



No. 2 Meridian St., East Boston. Three-story wooden building, 
25 X 120. 
Owned by Patrick Donaboe. 

Loss .$G5. Insurance $10,000. 
Occupied by McWeeny & McKenny, fancy goods store. 

Loss $390. Insurance $1,800. 
Eire originated in window on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
Eirst water on fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Companies called. Engine Nos. 5 
Ladder No 



9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
2 : Fire Boat. 



AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Tuesday. No. 179 Havre St., East Boston. One and one-half story wooden 

11th. building. 15 X 30. 

0.45 A.M. Owned by Nolan heirs. 

Box 158. " Loss $150. No Insurance. 

Unoccupied, dwelling-house. 
Eire originated on second floor, extended over building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Chiep Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. No. 9 Harrison Ave. Four-story brick building, 22 X 48. 

11th. Owned by Mr. Gilmore. 

5.47 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Oglebey, boarding-house. 

Box 53. Fire originated on first floor. 

Caused by upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. Western Ave., Brighton. One-story wooden building, 1,000 X 24. 
12th. Owned by James Arkerson. 

6.40 P.M. Loss $8,000. Insurance $4,000. 

Bell alarm. Occupied by James Arkerson, ropewalk. 

Loss f(i,000. Insurance $1,000. 
Eire originated near centre of building, extended over the building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Cambridge Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire, Cambridge Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 29; Hook and Ladder No. 11; and 
Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder No. 1 of 
Cambridge. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Wednesday. No. 292 Comvercial St. Three-story brick building, 40 X 150. 
12th. Owned by Nathan Mathews. 

11.44^ P.M. Loss $700. Insurance $13,000. 

Box 14. Occupied by Trufant & Davis, clothing store. 

" " Murphy & Leavens, brush manufactory. 

Loss $4,500. Insurance $49,000. 



96 



City Document No. 61. 



January. 



Th17RSDAT. 

13tli. 
6.06 P.M. 
Box 126. 



Thurspat. 

13th. 

11.19 P.M. 

Box 9. 



Friuat. 

14th. 
2.26 P.M. 
Box 231. 



Saturday. 

15th. 
8.52 P.M. 
Box 353. 



Monday. 
17th. 

8 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Fire originated on first floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



26 



Hose No. 8 ; 
Chemical En- 



Coii. OF Third and F Sts., So. Boston. One and one-half story 
wooden building, 100 X 30. 

Owned by Micah Dyer. 

Occupied by Hill Brothers, chain factory. 
Fire originated on tlie roof. 
Caused by overheated flue. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, W; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Cor. of Perkins and Brighton Sts., Charlestown. Two-story 
wooden building, 30 X 30. 
Owned by Mr. Oliver. 

Loss $150. Insurance $3,000. 
Occupied by Littlefield & Curtis, grocery store. 

Loss $600. Insurance $2,800. 
Fire originated in the cellar. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire, Ilose No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Eear of 15 EusTis St., Highlands. Two-story wooden building, 
19 X 33. 
Owned by L. D. Davenport. 

Loss $110. Insurance $1,500. 
Occupied by Mrs. S. Garvin, dwelling-house. 

Loss $25. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to second. 
Caused by thawing out water-pipe. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 12. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 12. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Mattapan. Needless alarm. 
This alarm was caused by a bonfire. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 
Asst. Engineer Hewins in command. 

No. 6 Allston St. Four and one-half story brick building, 31 X 62. 

Owned by Mrs. Cushman. 

Occupied by Mrs. Ciimmings, boarding-house. 
Fire originated on third noor. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



97 



January. 



CAUSED by an overheated stove. 
Slight damage. 

First company at iire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
AssT. Engineer Abbott in command. 

Wednesday. False alarm. 

19th. This alarm was given by a person who saw smoke beating down into 

4.58 p.m. the street from building on Commercial street. 

Box 15. First company at box, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Irlose No. 8; Chemical 
Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thttrsday. Nos. 88 and 90 Water St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden 

20th. building, 40 X 20. 

11.32 A.M. Owned by Mrs. Murphy. 

Box 23. Occupied by Mr. Ryan and others, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated in cellar, in some old rubbish. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Friday. No. 2 Clinton Place, Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 

21st. 20 X 30. 

11.51 P.M. Owned by John Weston. 

Box 9. Loss $200. Insurance $2,500. 

Unoccupied, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 9. 
Asst. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Saturday. No. 216 Friend St. Three-story wooden building, 20 X 60. 
22d. Owned by Woodward heirs. 

8.05 a.m. Occupied by John Caprioni, dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by defective chimney. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Asst. Foreman Stevens in command. 



Saturday. No. 21 North Market St, Four-story granite and brick building, 

22d. 30 X 60. 

7.35 P.M. Owned by Lawrence heirs. 

Box 16. 

13 



Loss |100. Insurance $8,000. 



98 



City Document No. 61. 



January. 



Occupied by E. T. Milliken, oil store. 

" " Helma & Nickerson, sail-makers. 

Loss $354. Insurance $3,300. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine No. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine 
No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Wednesday. No. 6 Lincoln St., Charlestown. Two- story brick and wood build- 
26th. ing, 18 X 30. 

8.10 P.M. Owned by C. Lynde. 

Box 7. Occupied by C. Lynde, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Wednesday. No. 1562 Washington St. Three-story wooden building, 25 X 36. 
2Gth. Owned by William H. Prentiss. 

9.43i p.m. Occupied by Henry Bowditch, paint shop. 

Box 86. Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 5. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. Nos. 19 and 21 Milk St. Four-story granite, brick and iron build- 

28th. ing, 45 X 105. 

2.49 A.M. Owned by Mrs. Mary Goddard. 

Box 41. Loss $607. Insurance $50,000. 

Occupied by Dennison & Co., tag manufactory. 

Loss $500. 'insurance $70,000. 
Fire originated on fourth floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First "water on fire, Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1,8; Hose No. 8; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Friday. No. 4 Byron St. Two-story brick building, 160 X 40. 

28th. Owned by Sears estate. 

6.10 a.m. Occupied by Charles Godfrey, boarding-stable. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on second floor. 

Caused by throwing fire into a box of sawdust. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



99 



January. 



Company cali-ed, Engine No. 10. 
Extinguished witli pails of water. 
EoREMAN Warren in command. 



Fribat. Sidney St., Dorchester. Two-story wooden building, 30 X 18. 

28th. Owned by J. A. Sharp. 

11.37 A.M. Occupied by J. W. Jones, dwelling-house. 

Box 813. Fire originated on second floor. 

Caused by chiklren playing with matches. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 17, 18, 21; Hose No. 10; Hook 
and Ladder Mos. 5, 7. 
Extinguished with pails of water. 
AssT. Engineer Munroe in command. 

Sunday. No. 23 Rochester St. Four-story brick building, 20 X 38. 
30th. Owned by Edward O'Brien. 

10 31i A.M. . Occupied by Mrs. McQuirk and others, tenement-house. 

Box 65. Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
No damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Monday. No. 105 Harrison Ave. Four-story brick building, 50 X 60. 

31st. Owned by G. A. P. Darling. 

10.47 A.M. Loss S2S0. Insurance $12,200. 

Box 57. Occupied by Mr. LeMander, furniture store. 

" " W. S. Prescott & Co., coal ofl[ice and tenement. 

Loss §60. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused from stove setting fire to excelsior. 
FiKST company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1. 2. 
CiiiEr Engineer Green in command. 



Monday. No. 18 A St., South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden build- 

31st. ing, 18 X 25. 

7.44 P.M. Owned by Bernhard May. 

Box 123. Loss $300. Insurance $1,800. 

Occupied by Mrs. Eagan and others, tenement-house. 

Loss $50. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by defective flue. 
First co.mpanv at fire. Engine No. 15. 
First WArER on fire, Engine No. 15. 
Alarm given by jjolice. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1. 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



100 City Document No. 61. 

January. 

recapitulation. 

Total number of fires 27 

Confined to one building 27 

Extended to other buildings 

Estimated loss on buildings $11,759 00 

" " stock 13,309 00 

Full insurance on buildings 113,000 00 

" stock 128,900 00 

Alarms given by patrol . 3 

" " " individual members ........ 

" " " police . 11 

" " " citizens 16 

" " " District Telegraph Co. . . . . . ■ . 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires 20 

false 1 

" " needless 2 

still 7 

Total 30 

Buildings slightly damaged 21 

" considerably damaged 5 

" totally destroyed ■ 1 



FEBBUABr. 



Tuesday. No. 5 Snowhill St. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 25. 

1st. Owned by Moses Tirrell. 

3.51 A.M. Occupied by several families, tenement house. 

Box 12. Fire originated in closet on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First coiMpany at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine 
No. 1. 
Assistant Engineer Cunningham in command. 

Wednesday. No. 885 Washington St. Three-story brick building, 21 X 66. 
2d. Owned by John C. Hubbard. 

10.21 p.m. l^oss $125. Insurance $3,000. 

Box 67. Occupied by Mrs. A. Christelly, dry goods store. 

" " John C. Hubbard, furniture factory. 

Loss $75. Insurance $2,000. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
■ First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by insurance patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemi- 
cal Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Extinguished with extinguisliers. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



101 



Febeuaet. 

Thursday. 

3d. 

0.41 P.M. 

Box 121. 



A St., neae Fiest, So. Boston. Two-story wooden building, 18 X 20. 
Owned by James Quinn. 

Loss ^240. Insurance 
Occupied by P. Campbell, junk store. 

Loss $100. Insurance 
FiEE ORIGINATED on second floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 
Fiest water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, .3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Honk and Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Thursday. Baker St., Jamaica Plain. Two-story wooden building, 30 X 30. 
3d. Owned by F. W. Kittredge. 

3.55 p.m. Occupied by Mr. EUery, dwelling-house. 

Box 34. Fire originated in a closet. 
Cause accidental. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 
Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Extinguished witli buckets of water. 

AssT. Engineer Rogers in command. 

Thursday. Nos. 203, 265 and 2G7 Eighth St. Three-story wooden building, 

3d. 60 X 40. 

10.59 p.m. Owned by the Shearer estate. 

Box 143. Loss $1,350. Insurance $7,500. 

11.27 P.M. Occupied by several families, tenement-house. 

Second alarm. Loss S300. No Insurance. 

Fire originated in cellar of 265, extended to 263 and 267, and roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 10. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 10. 
Alaem given by police. 

Companies called, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 21; Hose No. 9, 10, 
12; Hook and Ladder No. 3, 5; Chemical 
Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineee Green in command. 

Friday. Grove St. One-story wooden building, 25 X 30. 

4th. Owned by Carleton Cross. 

5.05 AM. Loss $1,000. Insurance 

Box 32. Occupied by Carleton Cross, barn. 

"W. Roxbury. Loss 

Fire extended over the whole building. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Hand Engine No. 2. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine No. 28; Hand Engine No. 2; Chemical 
Engine No. 4; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Asst. Engineer Rogers in command. 

Friday. Rear 121 Condor St. Two-story wooden building, 14 X 20. 

4th. Owned by Wm. C. Staples. 

7.53 A.M. Loss $25. No Insurance. 

Box 172. Occupied by Wm. C. 3 Staples, workshop. 

Loss $50. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in first story. 



Insurance $350. 



102 



City Document No. 61. 



February. 

Cause, overheated stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9 and 11 ; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Friday. No. 789 Washington St. Three-story wooden building, 50 X 60. 

4th. Owned by David Foster. 

11.36 P.M. Occupied by Cliarles Dengler and others, workshops. 

Box 67. Fire originatkd on second floor. 

Caused by drying kindlings in an oven. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22 and 26 ; Hose Nos. 5 
and 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 8 ; 
Chemical Engine Noa. 1 and 2. 
AssT. Engineer Eegan in command. 



Saturday. Cor. Warren and Bower Sts., Highlands. Three-story brick 

5th. building, 30 X 00. 

8.45 a.m. Owned by L. L. Fuller. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Curtis and Moody, dwelling. 

Fire originated on roof. 

Caught from furnace used by tinners, for repairing roof. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 24, with buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 588 Albany St. One-story wooden building, 30 X 80. 

5th. Owned by S. Rowe. 

5.00 P.M. Occupied by Howard Snelling, coal-wharf. 

Still alarm. Slight damage. 

Fire originated in coal-bin. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 3; and Hook and Ladder Co. 

No. 3, with hydrant stream. 
AssT. Engineer Fernald in command. 

Monday. Nos. 55, 57 and 59 Palmer St., Highlands. Three-story wooden 

7th. building, 60 X 42. 

6.10 P.M. Owned by Benjamin Franklin. 

Box 231. Loss $2,373. Insurance $4,300. 

Occupied by G. W. McLoud, carriage-maker. 
" " A. J. Dowd, " " 

" " E. Warnke, " " 

" A. L. Hatch, " 

" " M. -P. Burge, organ-maker. 
" " G. W. Adams, dwelling. 

Loss .$3,500. Insurance $800. 
Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by filling a fluid lamp wliile lighted. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 
First WATER on fire. Engine No. 12. 
Alarm given by police. 
Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hose No. 7; 

Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4. 
Accidents. Hoseman J. W. Chase, of Engine Co. No. 3, and C. H. 
Masury, of Engine Co. No. 14, were injured by the falling of 
the roof and upper floor. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Eire Commissioners' Eeport. 



103 



February. 
Monday. 

7th. 
10.41 p M. 
Box 178. 



Eear 4 Moore St. East Boston. Two-story wooden building, 
18 X 20. 
Owned by H. J. Merry. 

Loss $25. Insurance $1,600. 
Occupied by H. J. Merry, dwelling. 
Fire originated on lower story. 
Cacsed by explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Wednesday. 

9th. 

6.46 P.M. 

Box 156. 



No. 120 Sumner St., East Boston, 
buildinsr, 22 X 30. 
Owned by Moses Young. 



Two and one-half story wooden 



Loss $25. No Insurance. 



Occupied by Ittaner E. Meireen, dwelling. 
Eire originated on second floor. 
Caused by breaking a kerosene lamp. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Eire Boat. 

AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Thursday. Hear 7 Jeffries St., East Boston. One-story wooden building, 
10th. 20 X ■iO. 

1.35 a.m. Owned by John Doud. 

Box 167. Loss $75. No Insurance. 

Occupied by John Doud, smoke-house. 

Loss $200. No Insurance. 
Eire originated in north-east corner, extended through the building. 
Cause unknown. 

EiRST COMPANY at fire, Engine No. 11. 
EiRST water on fire, Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Friday. Eear 18 Ontario St., South Boston. Two-story wooden building, 

11th. 18X30. 

10.55 a.m. Owned by James Milliken. 

Still alarm. Occui>ied by several families, tenement-house. 

Slight damage. 

Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 15, with buckets of water. 
Engineman T. F. Fitzgerald in command. 

Saturday. No. 85 Charles St. Four-story brick building, 18 X 50. 

12th. Owned by Samuel Hastings. 

10.55 a.m. Occupied by Samuel Hastings, paint-shop. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in the cellar. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 10. 
Foreman Warren in command. 

Sunday. Nos. 448, 452 and 454 Broadway, South Boston. Two and one-half 

13th. story wooden building, 50 X 54. 

6. 00 a.m. Owned by Robert McDevitt. 

Still alarm. Loss $250. Insurance $1,500. 



104 



City Document No. 61. 



February. 



Occupied by Mrs. Elizabeth Roy, boarding-house. 
" " E. F. McLaughlin, tobacconist. 
" " John Foster, barber shop. 

Loss $550. Insurance $1,500. 
Fire originated in No. i5i, extended to roof of No. 448. 
Cause unknown. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. L 
Assistant Engineer Brown in command. 



Monday. Eagle St. near water's edge. One-story wooden building, 

14th. 30 X 150^ 

4.28 A.M. Owned by John W. Swift. 

Box 175. Loss $20. Insurance $175. 

Occupied by C. Cooper, fertilizing building. 
Fire originated side near water's edge. 

Caused by heat from sugar-house scrapings used in building. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 6. 
Alarm given by individual member. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Tuesday. No. 12 Chester Park. 

15th. Damage $300. 

Still alarm. Cause, swinging gas-light. 



Tuesday. 

15 th. 

4.32 p.m. 

Box 16. 

W. Roxbury. 



Wednesday. 

16th. 

4.34 a.m. 

Box 7. 



Insurance $4,500. 
Insurance $3,000. 



Washington St. Wooden dwelling. 

Owned by Thomas Killian. 

Occupied by " " 

Slight damage. 

Fire originated in the chimney. 
Caused by soot taking fire. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 5 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Assistant Engineer Rogers in command. 
Rear 51 Poplar St. Two-story wooden building, 30 X 60. 

Owned by William Smith. 

Loss $278. 

Occupied by J. E. Munroe, bakery. 

Loss $2£ 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by fat catching fire. 
First 'company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

CoJiPANiES called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10; Hose No. 8; Hook and 
Ladder No. 1 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Saturday. No. 19 Spring Lane. Four-story brick building, 45 X 50. 
19Lh. Owned by Minot heirs. 

2.02 A.M. Loss $875. Insurance $20,000. 

Box 41. Occupied by Boston Stereotype Foundry. 

" " C. C. Kimball, printer. 
" " Woodbury & Gates, printers. 
" " Gribben & Co., 

Loss $860. Insurance $15,900. 
Fire originated on fourth floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 25. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



105 



February. 



First water on fire, Engine No. 26. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Clieniieal Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Monday. No. 13 New Heath St., Higlilands. Two and one-half story wooden 

21st. dwelling, 22 X 48. 

2.07 A.M. Owned by Michael Kerrigan. 

Box 254 Loss $1,750. Insurance .$4,500. 

Occupied by Michael Kerrigan. 

Loss $150. Insurance $1,300. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 14. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24; Chemical 
Engine No. 3; Hose No. 7; Hook and 
Ladder No. 4. 
AssT. Engineer Colligan in command. 

Monday. No. 4 Winchester St. Four-story brick tenement house, 36 X 72. 

21st. Owned by Samuel Rice. 

12.12 p.m. Occupied by several families. 

Still alarm. Slight damage. 

Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine Co. No. 2, with pails of water. 
HosEMAN W. A. Gaylord in command, 

Monday. No. 4 Mystic Place. Two and one-half-story wooden dwelling, 

21st. 18X25. 

10.10 p.m. Owned by Mr. Coakley. 

Box 4. Occupied by Mr. Coakley. 

Charlestown. Slight damage. 

Fire originated in entry on second floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Tuesday. No. 51 Trumbull St. Three-story brick building, 25 X 33. 

22d. Owned by Patrick Greeley. 

5.58 P.M. Loss $300. Insurance $2,000. 

Box 75. Occupied by Patrick Greeley, dwelling and stable. 

Loss $100. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on tliird floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 
First water on tire. Hose No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos, 3, 10, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in conmiand. 

Wednesday. No. 525 Washington St. Four-story brick building, 30 X 60. 
23d. Owned by Addison Childs. 

11.03 p.m. Loss $510. Insurance $15,000. 

Box 43. Occupied by George F'era, confectioner, 

" '' T. E. Smith, tobacco store. 

Loss $2,200. Insurance $12,000. 



106 



City Document No. 61. 



Friday. 

25th. 

3.15 A.M. 

Box 145. 



No Insurance. 
No Insurance. 



9, 10, 12; 



Februakt. 

Fire originated on first floor. 

Cause, bundle of parlor matches dropped on floor. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 2iJ. 

First water on fire, Engine No. 26. 

Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8. 
Chief Engineer Green in conunand. 

Sixth St., near P, South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 
building, 50 X 25. 
Owned by Patrick Rogers. 

Loss $1,000. 
Occupied by Hutchins & Pryor, storage. 

Loss .$600. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First cosipany at fire. Hose No. 12. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 12. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 

No. 6 Bowdoin St. Four-story brick hotel, 40 X 85. 

Owned by Mr. Lovering. 

Occupied by B. S. Wright. 
Slight damage. 
Fire originated in cellar. 

Caused by leaving matches on top of boiler of engine. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 4, and Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Asst. Engineer Abbott in command. 

Nos. 355, 357 and 359 Albany St. Four-story brick building, 
60 X 270. 
Owned by Joseph F. Paul & Co. 

Loss $4,500. Insurance f 55,000. 
Occupied by J. F. Paul & Co., lumber. 
" " Bay State Organ Co. 
" " S. Cochran & Co., picture-frames. 

Loss $6,000. Insurance $12,000. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, S, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 26; Hose 
Nos. 5, 9; Cliemical Engine No. 2 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Sunday. No. 780 Harrison Ave. Three-story brick building, 50 X 150. 

27th. Home of Destitute Children Association. 

1.28 P.M. Loss $4,000. Insurance $50,000. 

Box 78. Occupied by same. 

1.41 P.M. Fire originated in the basement, extended to roof. 
Second alarm. Cause unknown. » 

First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 23. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, 3, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23; 
Hose Nos. 5, 7, 8, 9; Chemical Engine No. 
2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. 

26th. 

8.47 A.M. 

Still alarm. 



Sunday. 

27th. 
8.09 A.M. 
Box 69. 



FlEE COIWIIISSIONEES' EePORT. 



107 



February. 
Tuesday. 

i!Oth. 
4.45 A.M. 
Box 156. 



Tuesday. 

29th. 

9.18 P.M. 

Box 9. 



No. 42 Sumner St., East Boston. Three-story wooden building, 
48 X 38. 

Owned Iw Mrs. Ophelia Putnam. 

Oc'cu])ied by Simeon Budraw, dwelling. 
Slight damage. 
Fire originated in cellar. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 358 Hanover St. Three-story wooden building, 20 X 40. 
Owned by John Ward. 

Loss $120. Insurance $2,500. 
Occupied by John D. Martin, dwelling. 
" " Lewis Wineroski, clothing. 

Loss $180. Insurance $3,900. 
Fire originated on the third floor and extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First cojipany at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by citizen. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, fi, 7, 8, 25 : Hose No. 8 ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine No. 
1; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Tuesday. False alarm. 

29th. Box found open. 

11.28 P.M. Alarm given by some person unknown. 

Box 323. Companies called. Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 7. 
AssT. Engineer Hewins in command. 



recapitulation. 

Total number of fires ............ 31 

Confined to one building ............ 29 

Extended to other buildings .......... 2 

Estimated loss on buildings . . .' $18,816 00 

" " " stock 15,759 00 

Full insurance on buildings 172, (75 00 

" " " stock . 53,250 00 

Alarms given by patrol ........... 3 

" " " individual members ........ 1 

" " " police 10 

" " " citizens ........... 19 

" " " District Telegraph Co. . ' . 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires .......... 26 

" " false .1 

" " needless 

Still 7 

Total . . . 34 

Buildings slightly damaged 22 

" considerably damaged .......... 7 

" totally destroyed 2 



108 



City Document No. 61. 



Thursday. 

2d. 

11 53 P.M. 

Box 53. 



Saturday. 

4th. 
11.40 P.M. 
Box 158. 



Monday. 

6th. 
6.44 A.M. 
Box C8. 



Tuesday. 

7th. 
6.43 P.M. 
Box 19. 



Tuesday. 

7th. 

7.40 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



biahch. 

No. 681 Washington St. Five-story freestone building, 27 X 60. 

Owned by heirs of Dr. Haven. 

Unoccupied. 
Fire originated on first floor. 

Caused by a piece of wood left on top of a hot stove. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25 and 26; Hose No^ 
8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8; Chemi- 
cal Engine Nos. 1 and 2. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 88 Meridian St., East Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 
building, 40 X 60. 
Owned by Benjamin Brown. 

Loss $100. Insurance |4,000. 
Occupied by Thomas Dolan, furniture store. 

Loss $218. Insurance $1,500. 
Fire originated'ou first floor, extended to second. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 9 and 11; Hose No. 6; Hook 
and Ladder No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Cor. of Wareham St. and Harrison Ave. Two-story brick build- 
ing, 40 X 85. 
Owned by City of Boston. 
Occupied by Fire Department, repair shop. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by overheated pipe. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 3. 
Alarm given by watchman in repair shop. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 12, 15, 22, 23 and 25; 
Hose Nos. 5 and 9 : Hook and Ladder Nos. 
3 and 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in commmand. 

Eear of No. 11 Cross St. Three-story wooden building, 25 X 30. 

Owned by A. W. Lamson. 

Unoccupied. 
Fire originated in cellar. 
Caused by supposed incendiary. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 and 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemi- 
cal Engine No. 1. 
Asst. Engineer Cunningham in command. 



Rear of No. 25 Ontario St., South Boston, 
story wooden building, 18 X 25. 
Owned by Patrick Foley. 
Unoccupied. 



Two and one-half 



Fire Commissioners' Eepoet. 



109 



March. 



Tire originated en first floor and attic. 

Cause, supposed incendiaiy. 

Slight damage. 

Alarm given by citizens. 

Company galled, Engine No. 15. 

Extinguislied with bucliets of water. 

AssT. Engineman Smith in command. 



Wednesday. No. 198 Maverick St., East Eoston. Two-story wooden building, 
8tli. 18 X 25. 

1.25 A.Ji. Owned by David Simcox. 

Box 167. Loss $100. No Insurance. 

Occupied by David Simcox, smolce-house. 

Loss ,$125. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by sparks from open fire used for smoking fisli. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
First vv^ater on fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9 and 11; Hose No. 6; Hook 
and Ladder No. 2. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Thursday. Nos. 26, 27 and 28 Dock Sq. Four-story brick building. 
9th. Owned by J. W. Galloupe & Owen Lappen & Son. 

8.7^ p.m. Loss $6,459. Insurance $43,000. 

Box 16. Occupied by Owen Lappen & Son, dealers in wooden ware. 

8.15 p.m. " " W. Hall & Son, locksmith. 

Second alarm, " " Mr. Childs, painter. 

Loss .$32,234. Insurance $126,300. 
Fire originated on third floor, extended to 18, 20 and 21 Faneuil 

llall square. 
Cause unlcnown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 25, 26; Hose 
Nos. 3, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; 
Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. This alarm was given by request of Chief Engineer Hibbard of 

9th. liyde Park for assistance from Boston. 

11.19 P.M. First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 
Box 353. First water on fire, Engine No. 19. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 
Asst. Engineer Hevvins in command of Boston Department. 

Friday. No. 146 Canal St. Three and one-half story brick building, 19 X 73. 

10th. Owned by Jacob Sleeper. 

8.49^ P.M. Loss $180. Insurance $2,500. 

Box 4. Occupied by J. E. Staples, hay and grain store. 

Loss $400. Insurance $2,000. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



no 



City Document No. 61. 



March. 

Saturday. 

llth. 

5.00 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



No. 23 Newbern St., Highlands. Three-story wooden building, 
20X30. 

Owned by Margaret Scanlon. 

Occupied by Margaret Scanlon and others, dvrelling. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Hose No. 7. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Foreman Green in command. 



Tuesday. 

14tb. 

3.35 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Tuesday. 

14th. 
7.41 p.m. 
Box 175. 



Tuesday. 

14th. 
11.07 p.m. 
Box 175. 



Wednesday. 

15th. 

5.42 A.M. 

Box 24. 



No. 328 Washington St. Five-story granite building, 40 X 80. 

Owned by Dutton heirs. 

Occupied by Boston Transcript Co. 
Fire originated on fourth floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by patrol. 
Company called, Engine No. 26. 

Extinguished with extinguisliers. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Nos. 296, 298 and 300 Princeton St., East Boston. Two and one- 
half story wooden building, 46 X 25 ; ell, 24 X 15. 
No. 206 owned by E. Pinkliam. 
" 298 " " J. W. Perry. 
" 300 " " Robert Sanderson. 

Loss f963. Insurance $3,050. 
No. 296 occupied by E. Pinkham, dwelling. 
Nos. 298 and 300 unoccupied dwellings. 

Loss .$50. No Insurance. 
Fire originated on second story of No. 298, extended through to 

Nos. 296 and 300. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 6. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 6. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

No. 434 Saratoga St., East Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 
building, 20 X 14. 
Owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Brown. 

Loss $225. Insurance $600. 
Unoccupied dwelling. 
Fire originated in tlie ell, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by driver of Hose No. 6. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Asst. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



No. 73 Tremont St., Charlestown. 
20 X 80. 
Owned by Mr. Murphy. 

Unoccupied dwelling. 
Fire originated on second floor. 
Cause, supposed incemliary. 
First company at fiie. Hose No. 4. 



Three-story wooden building. 



Loss $75. Insurance 



Fire CoivnvnssioNERs' Report. 



Ill 



March. 

First water on fire, Hose No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

!^ Wednesday. This alarm was given by a citizen wlio saw flames issuing from a 
15tli. chimney of tiouse on Beacon street, owned by F. A. Dexter. 

7.26 A M. Needless alarm. 
Box 28. First company at box. Engine No. 10. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 3; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Two-story wooden building, 35 X 20. 
Insurance $2,000. 
No Insurance. 



Thursday. School St., West Roxbury. 
16tii. Owned by Mr. Mahoney 

10.25 P.M. Loss $5 

Box 34. Occupied by Mr. Brown, dwelling-house. 

Loss $150 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 5. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 14, 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 
Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Asst. Engineer Rogers in command. 



Two and one-half story 



Insurance $6,300. 



Saturday. Nos. 94 and 96 Marginal St., East Boston 
18th. wooden buildings, 36 X 45 each. 

2.39 A.M. No. 94 owned by Mrs. Mary Gleason. 

Box 153. " 9G " " Thomas Hartnett. 

Loss $1,154. 
Occupied by Charles Buchan dwelling-house 
" " Mrs. MuUoy, d 'elling-houe. 

Loss $216. Insurance $1,000. 
Fire originated around the chimney of house No. 94 ; extended to 

No. 96 roof. 
Caused by defective chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
FiR.ST water on fire, Engine No. 11. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 8, 11, 
and Ladder Nos. 2, 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



25 ; Hose No. 6 ; Hook 
8. 



Saturday. Rear of No. 85 Liverpool St., East Boston. Two and one-half- 
18th. story wooden bnilding, 32 X 32. Shed 50 X 15, one-story. 

2.47 A.M. Owned by John Wall. 

Box 157. Loss $1,050. Insurance $1,200. 

Occupied by John Wall, stable. 

Loss $2,000. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in the loft, extended through building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by order of District Engineer. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9 ; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



112 



City Document No. 61. 



March. 

Saturday. 

18th. 

4.09 A.M. 

Box 153. 



No. 4 Murray Court, East Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 
buihling, 14 X 20. 

Owned by William Pickett. 

Occupied by William Pickett, stable. 
Fire okigin^ted on second story. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 6. 
Alarm given by member of Fire Department. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 6, 9 ; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. No. 87 Liverpool St., East Boston. Three-story wooden building, 

18th. 15 X 32. 

4.40 A.M. Owned by Mr. O'Neil. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mr. Morris, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on tlurd floor. 
Cause, fire in a bed. 
Slight damage. 

Alarm given by member of Fire Department. 
' Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9; Hook and Ladder No. 2. 

Extinguished witli hydrant stream. 
Foreman Tucker in command. 

Saturday. No. 98 Porter St., East Boston. Three-story wooden building, 

18th. 25 X 30. 

7.30 AM. Owned by Mrs. Collins. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Mrs. Collins, and others, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by sparks dropping in wood-box. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 9. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Foreman Sherman in command. 

Saturday. Beacon St., Brighton. Three-story brick building, 21 X 31. 
18th. Owned by Mr. Cutter. 

6.30 P.M. Unoccupied dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on first floor. 

Caused by carelessness of workmen. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 29. 
HosEMAN Carter in command. 

Sunday. No. 211 South St. One-story wooden building, 10 X 15. 

19th. Owned by P. O'Neil. 

12.20 a.m. Occupied by James Ryan, wood-shed. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on first floor. 

Caused by tliawing out water-pipes. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 7. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Foreman Marden in command. 

Monday. No. 3 Bowdoin Sq. Six-story granite building, 97 X 103. 

iiOth. Owned by Joseph F. Coolidge. 

8.40 A.M. Occupied by J. B. McAloon, clothing store. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on first floor. 



Fire Commissionees' Eeport. 



113 



March. 



Caused l)y stove-pipe too near wood-work. 
Slight damage. 

First gomkany at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
AssT. Engineer Abbott in command. 



Tuesday. 

21st. 

1.50 A.M. 

Box 124. 

2.01 A.M. 



No. 



Two and one-half story wooden 



135 Bolton St., South Boston. 

building, 20 X 35. 
OVned by tienry Becker. 

Loss $613. Insurance $2,100. 
Occupied by Henry Becker and others, dwelling-house. 
Second alarm. Fire originated on second floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by defective flue. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 21, 25 and 26; Hose 
Nos. 5, 9, 10 and 12; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
3, 5 and 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Tuesday. No. 566 Main St., Charlestown. Four-story brick and wood build- 

21st. ing, 50 X 100. 

3.15 A.M. Owned by A. H. Allen. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Bailey & Martin, plumbers and others. 

FiEE originated in the cellar. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Hose No. 2. 

Extinguislied witli a Johnson pump. 
Driver Kimball in command. 

Thursday. No. 277 Columbus Aye. Three-story brick building, 14 X 39. 
23d. Owned by Mrs. S. A. Peabody. 

8.45 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. S. A. Peabody, dwelling-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated in the chimney. 
Caused by defective flue. 
No damage. 

Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 22. 
Foreman Abbott in command. 

Sunday. Nos. 83 to 87 Sudbury St. Tliree-story wooden building, 44 X 46. 

26th. Owned by Joseph Zane. 

0.29 A.M. Loss .$650. Insurance $4,000. 

Box 21. Occupied by J. C. Lipman, hair-dressing saloon. 

" " E. S. Cabot, goldbeater. 
" " P. Sheehan, tailor. 
" "J. Proctor, bootmaker. 
" " E. H. Gray, saloon. 
" " R. H. Yeaton, saloon. 

Loss $635. Insurance $2,500. 
Fire originated on first floor of No. 85, extended to third. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
I'irst water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



lU 



City Document No. 61. 



March. 
Sunday. 

26th. 
12.40 A.M. 
Still alarm. 



Corner Montgomery and Clarendon Sts. One-story brick build- 
ing, 20 X 30. 

Owned by Smith & Co. 

Occupied by Smith & Co., organ factory. 
Fire originated in boiler-room. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

No DAMAGE. 

Alarm given by police. 
Company called, Hose No. 5. 

Extinguislied with liydrant stream. 

Foreman Lovell in command. 



Monday. 

27th. 
3.41 P.M. 
Box 37. 



Nos. 



5 Central Wharf. Eour-story brick building 



Insurance $5,000. 



6 AND 

25 X 60 
Owned by heirs of John D. Williams. 

Loss $9G9. 
Occupied by Spear, Gregory & Co., oil store. 

Loss !$1,921. Insurance $15,600 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to second. 
Caused by a lamp used for heating glue. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 
der 1, 8 ; Hose No. 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



26 ; Hook and Lad- 
S ; Chemical Engine 



Tuesday. No. 77 London St., East Boston. Three-story wooden building, 

28th. 19 X 36. 

3.88 p.m. Owned by Timothy Crowley. 

Box 157. Loss $70. Insurance $2,400. 

Occupied by Timothy Crowley, dwelling-house. 
Fire originated on third story, extended to roof. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Tuesday. No. 263 Broadway, So. Boston. Three and one-half story wooden 

28th. building, 28 X 50. 

9.42 P.M. Owned by Mrs. B. A Daniels. 

Box 124. Loss $50. Insurance $8,000. 

Occupied by Mrs. B. A. Daniels, dwelling and store. 

Loss $600. Insurance $4,000^. 
Fire originated in window of store. 

Caused by goods in window coming in contact with gas-light. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 

Tuesday. No. 302 Washington St. Three-story brick building, 20 X 70. 

28th. • Owned by Old South Clmrch Society. 

9.45 p.m. Loss $200. Insurance $10,000. 

Box 41. Occupied by S. W. Thompson, office. 

" " L. W. Bradley, " 

" " Heustis & Studley, tailors. 

Loss $100. No Insurance. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



115 



Makch. 



Fire originated on third floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 

Hook and Ladder ISos. 1, 8; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green, in command. 



Wednesday. No. 12 Avery St. Four-story brick building, 22 X 3Q. 
29th. Occupied by Miss Johnson, dwelling-house. 

6.20 P.M. Fire originated on third floor. 
Still alarm. Caused by explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 26. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
HosEJiAN Brown in command. 



Thursday. No. 35 West St. Tliree-story free-stone buildin| 
30th. Owned by Temple Club. 

5.20 P.M. Occupied by Temple Club, club-house. 

Still alarm. Fire originated on second floor. 
Caused by a defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 26. 
Extinguished with extinguishers. 
Foreman Knox in coumiand. 



36X70. 



recapitulation. 



Total number of fires . . ' . • , . 34 

Confined to one building . .......... 31 

Extended to other buildings . 3 

Estimated loss on buildings . . . . . . . . . $12,908 00 

" " stock 38,649,00 

Full insurance on buildings . . . 94,950 00 

" " stock ^ . . 152,900 00 

Alarms given by patrol ........... 1 

" " " individual members ........ 4 

" " " police » 13 

" " " citizens 19 

. " " " District Telegraph Co 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires , 23 

" false 

" " needless 1 

" Still 13 

Total 37 

Buildings slightly damaged . . . ... . . . . , 28 

" considerably damaged ......... 6 

" totally destroyed 



116 



City Document 'No. 61. 



APMIL. 

Saturday. No. 116 Bremen St., East Boston. Two and one-half story, wooden 
1st. building, 20 X 40. 

2.26 P.M. Owned by Henry Gruber. 

Box 158. Loss $20. No Insurance. 

Occupied by Henry Gruber, dwelling-house. 

Loss $50. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in the attic. 
Caused by overheated stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Co3ipanies called, Engine Nos 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



Saturday. 

1st. 

2.26. P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Saturday. 

1st. 

3.20 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



Saturday. 

1st. 
6.58 P.M. 
Still alarm. 



Sunday. 

2d. 
6.29 P.M. 
Box 465. 



No. 78 Webster St., East Bostou. Two and one-half story wooden 
building, 18 X 30. 
Owned by Rebecca Laud. 
Occupied by Rebecca Laud, dwelling-house. 

Loss $75. No Insurance. 
Fire originated in the attic. 
Cause unknown. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Extinguished by citizens with buckets of water. 

No. 229 Fourth St., South Boston. One-story wooden building, 
10 X 12. 

Owned by Dennis McAvoy. 

Occupied by Thompson & McKenna, bread-store. 
Fire originated in the ceiling. 
Caused by defective flue. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Hose No. 9. 

Assi-STANT Engineer Brown in command. 

Rear of 59 Wareham St. One-story brick building, 15 X 30. 

Owned by Creesy & Noyes. 

Occupied by Creesy & Noyes, carpenters. 
Fire originated in boiler-room. 
Caused by sparks from furnace. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Companies called. Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Extinguished with pails of -water. 

Foreman Prescott in command. 



Rear No. 92 Cambridge St., Charlestown. 
building, 40 X 60. 
Owned by Isaac Hanscom. 



Three-story wooden 



Occupied by Isaac Hanscom. 



Loss $375. Insurance $3,000. 



Loss $1,575. Insurance #3,000. 
Fire originated in the basement, extended to upper floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine No. 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



117 



Apeil. 
Monday. 

3cl. 
4.12 P.M. 
Box 127. 



No. 117 Ninth St., South Boston. Two and one-half story wooden 
buikling, 20 X 30. 

Owned by John Cavanagh. 

Occupied by several families, tenement house. 
Alarm caused by smoke beating down the chimney. 

No DAMAGE. 

First company at box, Hose No. 10. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
AssT. Engineer Brown in command. 



Tuesday. 

4th. 

10 p.m. 

Still alarm. 



Thursday. 

6th. 

6.41 p.m. 

Box 172. 



Saturday. 

8th. 
8.32 p.m. 
Box 54. 



Sunday. 

9th. 

9.27 P.M. 

Still alarm. 



No. 141 Merrimac St. Two-story wooden building, 18 X 40. 
Owned by John HoUahan. 

Loss $75. No Insurance. 
Occupied by John HoUahan, dwelling. 
" " Mathias E. Owens, saloon. 

Loss $125. No Insurance. 
Eire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Caused by a kerosene lamp being too close to the ceiling. 
Eirst company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
Eirst water on fire. Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called. Engine No. 6; Hook and Ladder No. 1; Chem- 
ical Engine No. 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 146 Condor St., East Boston. One and one-half story wooden 
building, 80 X 20. 
Owned by William E. Homer. 

Loss $893. Insurance $3,500. 
Occupied by Gray & Clark, pottery. 

Loss $711. Insurance $1,000. 
Eire originated in boiler-room, extended to main building. 
Cause unknown. 

Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
Eirst water on fire. Engine No. 5. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5,9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Eire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

No. 194 Lincoln St. Eour-story brick building, 24 X 60. 
Owned by A. S. Lawrence. 

Loss $400. Insurance f5,000. 
Occupied by C. H. Pierce, hay and grain store. 
" " A. Littlefield, patent medicine. 

Loss $982. Insurance $11,000. 
Eire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

No. 3 Snowiiill St. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 25. 

Owned by J- Tirrell. 

Occupied by Michael Dennison, dwelling. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 



118 



City Document No. 61. 



April. 



Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizen. 
Company called, Engine No. 8. 

Extinguislied by hydrant stream. 

FoKEMAN Childs in command. 



Tuesday. Nos. 22 and 2t Chauncy St. Four-story brick building, 25 X 70. 

11th. Owned by heirs of Emery Williams. 

1.16 A M. Loss .$2,819. Insurance $15,000. 

Box 49. Occupied by Brainard Davy & Co., furnishing goods. 

1.22 A.M. " " Royal Winter & Co., dry goods. 

Second alarm. " " H. Myers, hats and caps. 

Loss SIO 665. Insurance $36,000. 
Eire originated on fourth floor, extended to third floor and roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 7. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 23, 25, 26; Hose 
Nos. 5, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; 
Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Wednesday. Foundry St., South Boston. Two and one-half story brick and wood 
12th. building, 200 X 50. 

4.30 P.M. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. 

Box 123. Loss $366. Insurance $8,250. 

Occupied by South Boston Iron Co., machine shop. 

Loss $725. Insurance $32,500. 
Fire originated in the attic. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First water on fire, Hose No. 9. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. La'wrence Avenue. 

13th. This alarm was given for a fire in the woods owned by William Phipps. 

4 p.m. Alarm given by police. 

Still alarm. Extinguished by Engine Co. No. 24. 

Foreman Bolton in command. 

Thursday. Meridian St., East Boston. 
13th. Owned by M. E. Society. 

5.59 P.M. Occupied by M E. Society, church. 

Box 158. Caused by smoke from chimney coming down through stove. 

No LOSS. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 



Thursday. No. 106 Eliot St. Three-story wooden building, 10 X 36. 

13th. Owned by James T. Eldridge. 

6.41 P.M. Occupied by W. O. Skinner, dwelling-house. 

Box 62. " " A. Cohen, hair-dresser. 

'Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by carelessness in cooking. 
No loss. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



119 



April. 

TiRST COMPANY at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Alarm given by patrol. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 8; 
Hoolf and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Clieniical En- 
gine Nos. 1,2. 
Extinguished by police. 
AssT. Engineer Regan in command. 

Saturday. No. 268 Friend St. Three-story wooden building, 38 X 75. 

15th. Owned by Charles Roberts. 

10.37 P.M. Loss $25. Insurance $4,000. 

Box 4. Occupied by Francis J. Skillin, fruit and liquor store. 

Loss $65. Insurance $500. 
Fire originated on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 6. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25; Hose No. 8; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Sunday. Rear of No. 9 Austin St. Two and one-half story wooden build- 

16th. ing, 18 X 30. 

7.38 P.M. Owned by Newell Martin. 

Box 416. Occupied by Mr. Crowell and others, dwelling. 

Charlestown. Fire originated in outhouse, extended to dwelling. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Monday. Rear of No. 84 West Cedar St. Two-story wooden building, 

17th. 36 X 18. 

9.49 A.M. Owned by Heirs of Benjamin Rogers. 

Box 26. Occupied by Mary Slianahan, dwelling. 

Fire originated in the attic. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 
First water on fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 22, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Monday. No. 344 Sumner St., East Boston. Two-story wooden building, 

17th. 20 X 30. 

2.56 P.M. Owned by Maria E. Riley. 

Box 183. Loss $85. Insurance $2,000. 

Occupied by Michael Dolan, dwelling. 
" " Thomas Devine, dwelling. 

Loss $300. No Insurance. 
Fire ORIGINATED on first floor. 
Cause unknown. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 



120 



City Document 'No. 61. 



April. 



Tuesday. 

18th. 
9.57 a.m. 
Box 462. 



Thursday. 

20tli. 

8.20 A.M. 

Box 421. 



Thursday. 

20th. 
6.20 P.M. 
Still alarm. 



Thursday. 

20th. 

7.68 P.M. 

Box 463, 



Friday. 

21st. 
5.00 P.M. 
Box 413. 



Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Cor. High and Walker Sts., Charlestown. One-story wooden 
building, 10 X 20. 

Owned by Mr. St;irbird. 

Occupied by Mr. Jennings, manufacturer of chewing-gum. 
Fire originated in the rear. 
Caused by a kettle of gum boiling over. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 

AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

Charles-river Ave., Charlestown. Four- story brick building, 
100 X 100. 

Owned by Tudor & Co. 

Occupied by Tudor & Co., manufiicturers of linseed oil. 
Fike originated on third floor. 
Caused by friction. 
No loss. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 

Extinguished with stand-pipe. 

AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 

No. 8 Belmont St., Highlands. Three and one-half story wooden 
building, 28 X 28. 

Owned by George Doherty. 

Occupied by Michael Walsh and others, dwelling. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by defective chimney. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 13. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Foreman Freeman in command. 

No. 4 Auburn Court, Charlestown. Three-story wooden building, 
90 X 40. 
Owned by S. K. Walker. 
Occupied by John Tufts, dwelling-house. 
" " Mr. Kenerdy " " 

Loss $75. Insurance .$200. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Caused by explosion of lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in conmiand. 

In State Prison Yard, Charlestown. One-story wooden building, 
100 X 15. 

Owned by State of Massachusetts. 
Occupied by State of Massachusetts, store shed. 
Fire originated on the roof. 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



121 



April. 



Caused by sparks from locomotive. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 
AssT. Engineer Bartlett in command. 



Friday. No. 443 and 445 Commercial St 

21st. 20 X 50. 

9.21 P.M. Owned by Harris heirs. 

Box 9. Occupied by H. B. Emerson, stable. 

Fire originated under second floor. 
Cause unknown. 

No LOSS. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 

First water on fire, Engine No. 8. 

Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4 

Nos. 1, 8 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 

Chief Engineer Green in command. 



One-story wooden building. 



6, 7, 8, 25; Hook and Ladder 
Hose No. S; Chemical Engine 



Saturday. Nos. 32 and 84 Border St., East Boston. Three-story wooden 
22d. building, 21 X 33. 

1.31 a.m. Owned by Charles Siders. 

Box 156. . • Loss ^487. Insurance $2,500. 

Occupied by John Foley, dwelling and store. 
" " Mr. Barry. 

" " Mr. Lerand. 

Loss $633. Insurance $1,400. 
Fire originated in No. 34, extended to No. 32. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose Nos. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Saturday. Central Wharf. 

22d. Owned by Central Wharf Corporation. 

9.27 A.M. Occupied by Edward A. Becker, storage. 

Box 37. Fire originated on the wharf. 
Cause unknown. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 25. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 8 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
AssT. Engineer Abbott in command. 



Saturday. No. ll Yarmouth St. Tiiree-story brick building 

22d. Owned by John Mulliken. 

10.30 A.M. Occupied by John Mulliken, dwelling. 

Still alarm. Cause of alarm, defective flue. 

No DAMAGE. 

Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 22 
Foreman Abbott in command. 



20 X 42. 



122 



City Document No. 61. 



April. 

Saturday. 

22d. 
9.19 P.M. 
Box 43. 



Saturday. 

22d. 

11.1^ P.M. 

Box 313. 



Talse alarm, given by some person unknown. 

First company at box, Engine No. 26. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 

Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Cliemical 

Engine Nos. I, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Cottage St., Dorchester. Two-story wooden building, 20 X 30. 

Owned by Flint & Hall. 

Loss $200. 

Unoccupied stable. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 21. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 21. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 17, 18, 21; Hose No. 10; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 5, 7. 

AssT. Engineer Munroe in command. 



Saturday. No. 1054 Tremont St., Highlands. Three-story wooden building, 
22d. 28 X 32. 

2.15 P.M.' Owned by Gideon Currier. 

Still alarm. Occupied by Henry Tliomas and others, dwelling and store. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by boys with matches. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Hose No. 7. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Foreman Green in command. 



Sunday. No. 141 Beacon St. Four-story brick building, 25 X 50. 
23d. Owned by Mrs. E. Hooper. 

10.30 A.M. Occupied by Mrs. E. Hooper, dwelling. 

1.50 P.M. Fire originated in the chimney. 
Still alarm. Caused by soot in chimney. 
Slight damage. 
Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Engine No. 10. 
Extinguished with pails of water. 
Foreman Warren in command. 

Monday. This alarm was given for a fire in Brookline, 

24th. Alarm given by police. 

12.08 a.m. First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 
Box 24. First water on fire, Engine No. 28. 
West Eoxbury. Companies called, Engine No. 28; Hook and Ladder No. 

Chemical Engine No. 4. 



10; 



Monday. No. 19 Summer St. Five-story brick building, 24 X 45. 

24th. Owned by D. W. Salisbury. 

10.50 P.M. Loss $739. Insurance ,«fl5,000. 

Box 49. Occupied by L. F. Kapusy, furs. 

" " W. J. Schofield, printing oflice. 

" " Simmons & Fislier, ladies' scarfs. 

" " Wirbel & Eggebrecht, kid gloves. 

" " Goodman & Theobald, millinery. 

" " E. A. Blackden, conmiission merchant. 

" " Kuss, Cobb & Co., trimming goods. 

Loss $8,930. Insurance $78,100. 
Fire originated on fourth floor. 
Cause unknown. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



123 



April. 

FiEST COMPANY at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water on fire, Engine No. 7. 

Alaebi given by private watchman. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hose No. 

8; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Thursday. No. 55 Cambridge St. Three and one-half story brick building, 
27th. 25 X 30. 

1.03 P.M. Owned by George B. Osborn. 

Still alarm. Occupied by D. Mulcahy, furniture store. 

Fire originated on first floor. 
Caused by a lighted pipe in pocket of coat. 
No loss. 

Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Extinguished vritli buclcets of vi-ater by tlie occupants. 
Assistant Engineer Abbott in conunand. 



Friday. Eear op 57 Liverpool St., East Boston. Two-story wooden build- 

28th. ing, 21 X 33. 

1.09 A.M. Owned by E. J. Moore. 

Box 157. Loss $50. Insurance 

Occupied by E. J. Moore, manufacturer of soda-water. 

Loss $25. Insurance $1,100. 
Fire originated on first floor, extended to second. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No,. 9. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbar in command. 

Friday. No. 137 High St., Charlestown. Two-story wooden building, 

28th. 18 X 30. 

4.00 a.m. Owned by A. M. Tucker. 

Still alarm. Loss $25. Insurance $1,000. 

Occupied by S. Baldry, dwelling-house. 

Loss $25. Insurance 
Fire originated on second floor, under the stairs. 
Cause unknown. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
First water on fire. Hose No. 1. 
Alarm given by citizens. 

Companies called. Engine No. 27 ; Hose No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 9. 
Foreman Pope in command. 



Two and one-half story 



Saturday. No. 55 Bennington St., East Boston. 

29th. wooden building, 15 X 20. 

5.05 A.M. Owned by Rowland Otis. 

Box 162. Occupied by Tliomas Croucher, dwelling-house. 

Fire originated on the roof. 
Caused by sparks from chimney. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called. Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Assistant Engineer Dunbak in command. 



124 City Document No. 61. 

April. 

Saturday. Sturtevant's Wharf, East Boston. Bark " Hans George." 

29th. Owned by F. D. Capell. 

5.10 p.m. Fire origixated in the galley. 
Still alarm. Caused by kindling-wood near the stove. 
Slight damage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. , 

Alarm given by citizens. 
Company called. Engine No. 5. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Engineman Battis in command. 

Saturday. Cor. Albany and Wareham Sts. Five-story brick building, 

29th. 60 X 140. 

3.19 P.M. Owned by Mrs. William P. Emerson. 

Box 68. Loss $1,986. Insurance $31,000. 

3.41 P.M. Occupied by William Moore, piano-forte manufactory. 

Second alarm. Loss $13,500. Insurance $72,500. 

Fire originated on third floor, extended to fourth. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
First water on fire, by repair shop hose carriage. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 25, 
26 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7, 8, 9 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 4, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2 ; 
Fire Boat. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 

Saturday. No. 63 Devonshire St. Four-story brick building, 20 X 30. 

29th. Owned by Sears heirs. 

10.06 P.M. Loss $135. Insurance $35,000. 

Box 41. Occupied by S. W. Fuller, bell-hanger. 

" " C. A. Dockham, publisher. 

Loss $100. Insurance $6,500. 
Fire originated on third floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 4. 
Alarm given by police. 

Companies called, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hose No. 8; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical En- 
gine 1,2. 
Chief Engineer Green in command. 



recapitulation. 

Total number of fires 41 

Confined to one building 39 

Extended to other buildings . 2 

Estimated loss on buildings . . $8,705 00 

" " " stock 38,486 00 

Full insurance on buildings ......... 125,(5000 

" " " stock ....;..-... 244,400 00 

Alarms given by patrol 3 

" " '* individual members . . . . . . .'./.. 

" " " police 19 

" " " citizens 19 

" " " District Telegraph Co 

Total 41 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 125 

Apeil. 

Alarms. Telegraph, fires . . . . . , 27 

" " false 1 

" " needless 

Still .13 

Total 41 

• 

Buildings slightly damaged '36 

" considerably damaged ......... 4 

" totally destroyed 1 

Total 41 



126 



City Document No. 61. 



•paio.i^sap j^ii'B^ox 



•psSBtnup 
jC[qB.wpisuoQ 



<* IM i-( Ttl (M »H (M 



lO »0 ITS 1>- (O ^ 



•p9gBuit;p Anqgfig 



CN O^ r^ lO CO o 



to i-l (N CO CD 



CO!MM(M(NC0C0COC<<OJ<MC0 





•ivxoi 


-* 


§ 


-* 


CO 


CO 


CO 


(D 


^ 


o 

DO 


CO 


CO 


'^ 


CO 


•siins 


r-l 


o 


- 


- 


s 


s 


S 


(M 


t- 


t- 


CO 


CO 


o 


,2 


•sso[pa3jj 


1 " 




CO 




-< 


-- 


l-H 


^ 


IN 




^ 


■ 


1-1 


•es[Bi[ 


(N 




cq 








. 


IN 


IH 


^ 




- 


Ol 


•sa-iiji 


CO 


CO 


c3 


o 


IM 


-* 


^ 


CO 


O 


to 


(M 


<M 


(N 





•0(3 qdB.iS 












• 
















>. 

-C 


-aidX ■is'a 
























































c 


•SUBZfUO 


C-l 


CO 


J:; 


^ 


"* 


IM 




00 


CO 


OJ 


OJ 


Ol 


s 






























<N 




























































s 


•80![0<J 


CO 


c. 


S 


CO 


i-H 


^ 


t- 


00 


rt 


rH 


CO 


OJ 


c<< 




IM 


„ 


(M 




^ 






IM 




^ 


■* 




CO 




•S.I8qUIDH 














• 














<1 






























•lo-nBd 


CO 


CO 


CO 


-^ 


^ 


O 


^ 


rH 


CO 


CO 


-^ 


CO 


rH 




o 


o 


in 










CO 










00 


























































































CO 






o 




CO 


IM 




CO 






I- 


tto eout'jnsui \\n^ 


«■ 




^ 




'^ 




CO 


iH 


IM 






s 


IM 




o 


o 


o 


_ 


o 


O 




O 


O 


lO 


o 


o 


lO 














































u^ 












■sSiiipiinq 


(M 


IM 


TP 


CD 




CO 


iri 


^ 




IM 




uO 


CO 
































rH 








rH 




cq 


rH 


rH 




♦ 




CO 




^ 


00 


•* 


O 


.n 


^ 


Ol 


CO 


cn 




Ol 


CD 


cq 






























■5(00}S 


lO 


"^ 


(M 


■5|< 






CI 




CO 


I-;, 


CO 


■^ 




no sso[ pe}Bra[}sa; 


CM 


<N 


I—I 




3 




CO 


CO 


r-i 


'-' 


CO 


CO 


CO 

CO 


















^ 






^ 


lO 
































•sSuipima 




•M^ 


o 




lO 


'^ 


CD^ 




t-- 


CO 


OJ 




CO 
































■» 














CO 




rH 






r^ 
<& 


•Rjsqjo 01 papuoisg; 


IM 


<M 




(N 




•^ 


lO 


-< 




IM 


CO 


IM 


O 


■Suipijnq 


^ 


CO 


CD 
CO 


(M 


CO 


CO 


IM 


IM 


IM 


§3 


CO 


OJ 
CO 


CO 
IM 


8U0 o; priuijuoo 




























•sa.ip 




CO 






IM 


CO 


^ 




^ 


^ 




^ 




■* 


CO 






CO 


CO 


m 




IM 


CO 


CO 


■^ 




JO J 


gqiunu ^uiox 

































u 

1 ? 


s 


id 

0. 

s 







O [z; P 1-5 f=, ;^ <^ 



FiEE Commissioners' Kep6rt. 



127 



TABLE No. 1. 

Exhibiting the Number- of Alarms for the Days of the Week, from May 
1, 1875, to April 30, 1876. 



Months. 


'a 

p 

3 

m 


ft 

□ 
o 


-a 




3 






H 
O 


May 


6 
3 
9 
3 
7 
3 
7 
2 
2 
4 
3 
4 


6 
1 
8 
4 
2 
8 
10 
12 
4 
6 
3 
5 


6 
8 
4 
8 
1 
3 

19 
5 
2 
6 

12 
3 


8 
13 
3 
2 
4 
7 
11 
6 
5 
3 
4 
1 


8 
11 
4 
6 
4 
6 
7 

6 ■ 
4 
5 
6 
8 


7 
2 
7 
4 
8 
3 
4 
6 
6 
5 
1 
4 


6 
2 
6 
4 
8 
8 
3 

12 
7 
5 
8 

16 


47 




40 




41 




31 




34 




38 




61 




49 




30 




34 




37 




41 






Total 


53 


69 


77 


67 


75 


57 


85 


483 







128 



City Docuivient, — No. 61. 



^ 



rig 






cq 



•IBjox pnBJO 


•* 


5 


■* 


CO 


S 


00 


ID 




S 


CO 


?3 


T)C 




•M -i 'lB;oi 


CO 


?5 


s 


^ 




to 


CO 


o 

03 


S 


00 


o 


o 

03 


ca 


■Wd SI 01 ii: 


lO 


r-f 




r-i 


1-1 


03 


t- 


lO 


03 


-tp 


^ 


rH 


g 


•H 'd IT 01 01 


Ttl 


-* 


^ 


7-t 


CM 


1-1 


OJ 


(M 


^ 


'^ 


rH 


^ 


S 


•H -J OX 01 6 


^ 


(M 


e^ 


IM 


»- 


05 


<M 


^ 


(M 


-^ 


CM 


■* 


CO 


•H ■<! 6 01 8 






CO 


«) 


00 


03 


■* 




.O 


• 


CO 


rH 


§ 


•R •<! 8 01 i 


(N 


IM 


u. 


IH 


CM 


00 


(M 


cq 


IM 




oq 


CM 


CM 


•H 'd: i 01 9 


■o 


lO 


c^ 


r-l 


• 


CO 


lO 


CO 


CM 


-^ 


CO 


O 


03 


•H -d 9 01 e 


• 


CO 


iH 




1-4 


(M 




IM 


^ 


CM 


c:^! 


03 


S 


•M -d 9 01 t 


IM 


tH 




(M 


IH 


!M 


rH 


cq 


CO 


rH 




CO 


CM 


•H -d t 01 8 


^ 


IH 


O 


'-' 




(N 


rH 


^ 




-^ 


03 


CM 


CM 


■H -d 8 01 S 


d 


^ 


<M 




cq 


^ 


■* 


cq 


PH 






■>)< 


s 


•W -d 5 01 : 


CO 


^' 


^ 


• 


(M 


<N 


<M 


o 




CM 




T-l 


§ 


•H -d X 01 51 


CO 


I-H 


<M 


cq 


^ 


rH 


r-i 


(M 




CM 






>o 




•H "V 'IBIOX 


CO 


S 


?; 


-* 


(M 

1-H 


cq 


(M 


s 


O 
rH 


CO 


r-i 


^ 


■* 


■TO'V SI 01 IX 


^ 


• 


N 


CO 


<M 


^ 


■* 


IM 


CM 


• 






s 


■WV XI 01 01 


^ 


CO 




cq 


rH 


iH 


• 


CO 


03 


N 




CN 


3 


M -y 01 01 6 


• 


rH 


(M 




- 


-^ 


(N 


- 








M 


o 


■M -y 6 01 8 


• 


• 


-- 


i-i 


-^ 


IM 


- 


IM 


- 


CO 


CM 


rH 


rH 


•H -y 8 01 i, 


00 


rH 


^ 








• 




^ 


rH 


IM 




a> 


•H -y i 01 9 






•* 


i-i 




<N 


<N 


•* 


rH 


rH 


^ 




to 

rH 


•W -y 9 01 9 


^ 


(N 






TH 


<N 


CO 


'^ 


• 


^ 


t-l 


rH 


CO 


•M -y 9 01 t 


CO 




cq 


IH 


^ 


^ 


^ 






03 


cq 


rH 


rH 


•M -y t 01 e 




CO 


- 








CO 


^ 




CM 


-^ 


• 


S 


•11 -y s 01 s 


(M 


CO 


IM 


!N 




rH 


^ 




" 


CM 


03 


• 


S 


■H -y s 01 X 




^ 


rH 


CO 


IM 




CO 


(M 




-^ 


IM 


CO 


s 


■H -y I 01 sx 


cq 


CO 


^ 


IH 


CO 


^ 


to 


03 


^ 




CO 


^ 


UO 
CM 


K 

H 

is 

O 


^ 
^ 


1-5 




3 
<1 


3 

a 

ft 

32 


q 
O 


a 

a) 
o 


a 


ci 
a 


3 


C3 


ft 

< 


"c 
C 





Fire Commissioners' Report. 



129 



o 

a 

o 

S 
m 


•moi 1 


CO 






'-' 








« 










rH 


• 1 


" 1 


13 


•SS8IP03>I 1 • • • 








.... 1 . 


i 


■9S[H^ 1 . . . 








. . . . 1 . 


o 


•SUPS 1 ■ • • 












• 


rH 


• 1 


" 1 


at 


•81139 1 


CO 


'-' 


rH 






M 


^ . . . 1 CO 1 


a 

o 












K 
X 

o 


•inox 


I-( 




rH 






CO 






CO 


r-1 


rH 


O 


fl 
M 


•ssaipaojvi | 












1-i 




. . . 1 w 


w 
















. . . 1 . 


° 


•Sims 1 • 












. . . 1 . 


>i 


•siiaa 1 


^ 




r-l 






(M 






CO. 


^ 


-^ 1 


03 


3 




o 

Hi 

K 
< 

a 
o 


•It3!)0X 


to 


^ 


I-( to <M CD 


^ lO 


•^ 


^ 


IM 




00* 


o 

Ph 


•ss3ipaaj!i 1 


^ 












rH 








• 


(N 


(U 


•osiM 1 














rH 








• 


" 


^ 


■«iu^s 1 










tH 


CO 








■-^ 


^ 1 


to 


00 


•snag 1 


lO 


•* 


rH to cq m 


rH CO 


•* 


^ 


rH 


to 






CO 

S 
o 
fi 
o 
ft 


•113J0X 


IM 




CO rH Tt< CO 


CO r-l 


(M 


rH 


^ 


^ 


(N 
(N 


^ 

o 


•ssoipaajj 1 






• 












rH 








■-^ 


a 


•asiu^ 1 






'-' 














rH 






(N 


CJ 


•Sims 










■ ^ 














'-' 


(N 


•SIPS 


IM 




(M iH ^ IN 


CO r^ 


^ 




rH 


-^ 


rH 


tT 






PS 
a 
n 

o 


•Ie;ox 


lO 


(O 


to (M ■eH CO 


lO CO 
rH 


-^ 


CO 


^ 


CO 


IN 


fl 


•ssaipaaj^ | | • 


fi 


•38IB^ 1 1 • 


(n" 


•Sims 


CO 




CO 


(N rH 


(M lO 




rH 


-^ 


CO 


IN 


>» 


•sTPa 


e. 


o 


CO IM Cq <M 


CO a 


D 


^ 


IM 






CO 






« 


o 
o 

H 

<: 


•[B^OX 


oq 


^ 


>0 (M <N 


. 


iH •:* 


CO 


U5 


O 


05 


^ 


•sssipaa^ 






iH 


















• 


r-i 


S3 
O 


■381''^ 1 1 • 


•Sims 




CO 


^ ^ 








• 


" 




<M 


IN 


O 
rH 


o 

m 


•suaa 


(N 


^ 


SO th oq 




rH Tj( 


C-5 


lO 


CO 


t^ 


§ 


H 






O 

m 
6 

02 


•It;;ox 


'^ 


o 


-* 00 lO CO 


-* >« 


O 


to 


-* 


CO 


5 


c 
o 


•gsaipaajj | ' | • 


■ssiB^ 1 1 • 


o 

m 
3 


•suns 


(M 


^ 


CO Tt( iH ■ rH 


(M 




CI 


O) 


^ 


^ 


o 

(N 


■snag 


<N 


u= 


rH -* -* (M 


(M O 


CO 


-* 


CO 


(N 


CO 



oiT 




o 

B 
O 

M 


•Ii^'JOX 


-* 


s 


g ?^ S 


H g5 


<N- 01 


rH 


rH 


s 


r~1 


IN 


<N 


•ssaipaaKj 


^ 




IM 


rH T-f 






■"I 




r-i 




- 




■9S11!£ 


C^ 




-' 




• 






-^ 


'-' 






^ 


to 


cq 


•Sims 


- 


o 


^ CD 05 CB 


s ^ 


Tf 


^ 


^ 


to 


T-l 

00 


=2 


•snag 


■^ 


3 


CO to t- CO 


to CO 
r-< rH 


OD 


r-1 


cs 


o 

rH ■ 


1—1 


13 





03 

K 
H 

o 


>> 

a 


p 


a) 

1= g> 1 1 

f? ■< !E O 


5r! ^ 
£ (u 

•2 -" 

1 a 

> a 

O 01 

l2i ft 


>1 
1-3 






P. 
<1 


3 

o 
E-1 


Cj 

to 

1 

3 



130 



City Document No. 61. 



TABLE No. 4. 

Showing the diferent causes of litres and Alarms, 
Maij 1st, 1875, to April 30th, 1876 

Accidental 

Alarms for fires out of town 

Boiling over of fat 

" " " pitch 
Bonfires 
Chimneys, burning out of foul 

" overheated 

Carelessness . 
Explosion in building 
Flues, defective 
Furnaces, overheated 
False . 
Fire-crackers . 
Fire-pots 
Gas explosion 

" jets, careless use of 
Hot ashes 

Hot iron, explosion of 
Heat from sugar scrapings 
Incendiary, supposed 
Kerosene lamps, explosion of 

" " uj)setting of 

Lightning 
Lime, slaking of 
Matches, playing with 
Machinery, friction of 
Needless 

Ovens, overheated . 
Ruins, rekindling . 
Ranges, defective . 

" overheated 
Eats and matches . 



from 



FlEE COMMISSIONEES' EePOET. 



131 



Rubbish, burning of . . . 








1 


Spontaneous combustion . 








17 


Steam pipes .... 








1 


Sparks from locomotives 








1 


" " forge 








2 


" " chimneys . 








9 


" " furnace and boilers 








8 


Stoves, overheated 








7 


" pipes " 








4 


Unknown .... 








. 116 


Water-pipes, thawing out 








8 



ISB 



City Document No. 68. 



Kecapitulation of the number of Alarms of Fire, and the 
Losses and Insurance on the same, from 



Sept. 1, 1829, to Aug 

" 1830, " 

" 1S31, " 

" 1832, " 

" 1833, " 

" 1834, «' 

" 1836, " 

" 1837,- " 

" 1838, " ' 

" 1839, " 

" 1840, " 

" 1841, " 

" 1842, " 

" 1843, 

" 1844, 

" 1845, " 

" 1846, " 

" 1847, !' 

* ". 1848, " 

" 1849, " 

" 1850, " 

" 1851, " 

" 1852, " 

" 1853, " 

" 1854, " 

1855, " 

" - 1856, " 

" 1857, " 

" 1858, " 

<' 1859, " 

« 1860, " 

" 1861, " 

" 1862, " 

" 1863, " 



31, 1830 
1831 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1837 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
. 1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
., 1864 



Alarm. 


Losses. 


110 


$118,540 , 


62 


23,620 


89 


68,195 


159 


74,613 


130 


69,405 


109 


107,440 


159 


130,295 


105 


32,118 


96 


140,004 


113 


77,973 


140 


102,975 


194 


102,118 


232 


128,666 


267 


164,083 


223 


234,591 


289 


226,338 


270 


172,993 


282 


222,273 


339 


300,525 


240 


123,660 


333 


386,107 


169 


492,849 


205 


515,167 


195 


150,772 


174 


537,604 


167 


409,353 


164 


258,231 


161 


390,657 


166 


761,370 


194 


521,383 


172 


617,213 


172 


1,107,569 


141 


367,429 


188 


858,381 



iDSurance, 



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533. 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361,047 

287,832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 

Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



m 



Sept. 1, 1864, 
" 1865, 
" 1866, 

Jan. 1, 1867, 
" 1868, 
« 1869, 
" 1870, 
" 1871, 
" 1872, 
" 1873, 
" 1874, 

May 1, 1874, 
" 1875, 



to Aug. 31, 1865 

" 1866 

to Dec, 31, 1866 

" 1867 

" 1868 

" 1869 

" ■ 1870 

" 1871 

" 1872 

" 1873 
idl 30, 1874 

" 1875 

" 1876 



to Apr 



Alarm. 



131 
221 

64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 



Losses. 



559,749 

681,554 

403,560 

402,115 

401,106 

437,723 

855,571 

704,329 

1,516,549 

2,680,953 

941,483 

1,228,403 

541,272 



Insurance, 



318,067 

474,171 

382,700 

340,765 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,298,983 

2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,483 



Population. 



192,324 



250,750 



342,000 



134 City Document No. 61. 



APPENDIX B. 
FiEE Alarm Telegraph. 

The Ordinance to establish a Fire Department, passed in 
October, 1873, placed the Fire Alarm Telegraph and the 
public bells and clocks under the charge of the Board of Fire 
Commissioners. The force employed is as follows : — 

Sujjerintendent. 
John F. Kennard. 

Operators. 
Cyrus A. George, Granville S. Mendell, 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam. 

Repairers. 

George S. Thom, Adam McAfee, 

Wm. H. Godfrey. 

A constant watch is kept at the head-quarters. City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each operator serves two 
alternate terms, of three hours each, as principal, and the 
same as assistant operator; so that twelve hours' service at 
the office, out of every twenty-four, is required from each 
operator. No operator is permitted to sleep during his 
watch, unless expressly relieved by some one else, and by 
consent of the Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for any 
mistakes that may occur at the office during his hours of 
diity. 

An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the station from which it originates, and all 
other necessary information. 

The wires to East Boston pass through Chelsea, and a box 
and gong have been placed in the City Marshal's office of 
Chelsea and connected with them, in order that aid may be 
promptly summoned by either city in case of need. 

The following notice is printed with the numbers of the 
boxes and circulated among the citizens for the purpose of 



FiEE Commissioners' Eeport. 135 

instructiiio; them as to the manner of o-ivinof alarms and cau- 
tiouing holders of signal keys in regard to the use of such 
keys. 

The fact that an alarm-box is located near their residence, 
and where the key is kept, should be known to all persons, 
both male and female ; and the simple manner of giving an 
alarm in case of fire should be a matter of common educa- 
tion. The Board of Fire Commissioners recommend to all 
persons who may see this notice, that they make the neces- 
sary inquiries to enable them, in case of need, either to get 
thekey and pull the box, or to direct others to do so. Time 
saved in this way may sometimes prevent a conflagration. 

In case of fire, follow these 

Directions. 

Get the key to the nearest box to the fire. 

Open the box — pull the hook all the way down once, and 
let go. 

Wait one full minute for the sound of the bells. 

If you hear no bo nnd pull again, and the third time if you 
get no sound. 

If you fail the third time, go to the next nearest box and 
do the same there, — but do not touch any other box if the 
nearest one gives the alarm. 

After giving the alarm remain awhile \i possible by the 
box, so as to direct the firemen to the fire. 

The police, upon hearing the bells, will spring their rattles 
and call the number of the box. 

Cautions to Persons Holding Signal Keys. 

1. Never open the box or touch the apparatus except in 
case of fire. 

2. Never sound the alarm for a fire seen at a distance. 

3. Be reasonably sure there is a fire before sounding the 
alarm. 

4. Be sure your box is locked before leaving it. 

5. Never let the key go out of your possession, except 
to some responsible person to give an alarm of fire, and be 
sure the key is returned. 

6. If you remove from your house or place of business, 
return the key to the Fire-Alarm Ofiice without delay. 

Regulations Concerning Fire Alarms. 

First alarm to be given by striking three or more rounds. 
Examples : To announce the existence of a fire near Box 



136 City Document No. 61. 

No. 41 (Old South Church) the bells will strike four, a pause 
of a few seconds, then strike one, thus: 4 — 1. This will 
be repeated at intervals of about one-half minute. 

For a fire near Box No. 145 (South Boston) the bells will 
strike one, make a pause, then strike /oit 7% another pause, 
then strike five, thus ; 1 — 4 — 5. 

Second alarm to be given by striking ten blows. 

Third alarm to be given by striking twelve blows twice, 
thus : 12 — 12. 

In cases where the entire department are required, signal 
to be given by striking twelve blows three times, thus : 12 

— 12—12. 

In cases where Hook and Ladder Companies only are 
wanted, signal to be given by striking ten blows once, with 
the number of the Company struck twice, thus : H. cS: L. No. 
i;iO_l_l; H. & L. No. 2, 10—2 — 2, etc. 

If more than one Hook and Ladder Company is wanted, the 
signal will be siven thus : H. & L. Nos. 1 and 3, 10 — 1 — 1 

— 3 — 3 ; H.''& L. Nos. 2 and 4, 10 — 2 — 2 — 4 — 4, etc. 
Tiiereare 235 Signal Stations or Boxes, and the accompany- 
ing ^^ Bunning Card'' shows the location of each Box, and 
also the Companies responding to 1st, 2d and 3d alarms from 
the several Boxes. 



138 



City Document No. 61. 



IM IN 






H^J^I-! 



o> 



I CO 



, CO 



CO • o> ^ 



5^ j^iJJfJ 



CO 



. . . .°=(~ .t- .t- 

tO O u:) lO J <M t- (M l^ (M 
T-H rH r- iH " „(M „<M , 



OiOd»— toil— (i-Hi-H*— <C<I ^T— I 
co'co'co CO Co' as'c0^co'co"05 rH Ol r 



CO . 



CO CO 



CO . 



KmW 



"co-^c.- 

W(M CO N 
CO CO 






» ."N 



c<i c<f (^^ *c<i , 1 

r^ »ra r-( lO iH -^i-HCOC..---- -. --. --■ -■ ^ 

, i-H . t-H I— I Ol ^T-H rH r^ 1— I „0q Cq ^t-H r-* CJJ r-^ rH tH 0> rH CI 

J-H Ol i-< CS CO CO"r-< O0"o(r00"GO (N CO Ol T 



„(N CiMINrHi-'INiHea 

COCOr-'ClCOIMirau:) _^r-i c-l I-H _.~r-H _ 



. 00 00 

:'-^'-^{ 

) COCO 

to fO t^ t^\o rS r CO to I 
IM IM — ■ -- -- • 

O o' 



'CO" 



(N IM t 

to to ■ 



i-li-l<NIM(N(Mt~i-l 






cTo 



oOoOh:; 



00 1^ 



CO . 



HO 



rH • i-l -.-TtD to M 



OOrHOr-<OiHt-LJ(M<N 
■-I i-l .'-' .,'-1 .<N . , 






Of,'- 

Ol ^ 

in cq i 



1-5 

(N 

o 
; '<N , 



Oi rH oTi-f Oi *^ IM G^ CI t' 



in -co 

Co'tTj"" 

^. ,M 

< cq oq IM 
r ,iN 

) in -. 



CO CO 
CO>JlJ°^ 

05 in in ^ 

wwgf 



•(Nt-C^i-frHOirHrHrHC 



r-l CD (O CO 

00 co^co CO t-^ CO t^ cc'eo co co cc c6 cc <o co oo co 



WW 



fqcQ 

00 CO 

QOOO - 



oo'oo 



«00 00 

CO KM 
-'oa 

o - - 



CO oo'oo 00 00 CO 

oooooo 



Orn" 
oo-O 



MSHin'M 






iJJco 



-to to 
iniN IM 



to" to to to 



. .,to« 
to in IM 



to to 

IM 01 IM , 



^ (M 

r-JcO co" 



i-a< 



pq«K 

M oo' 00 =^' 

of a w t-^* 



TjOOtU 



0„'0 . 



m 

00 



co-R«°! 
^q '■4'"' 



ooo 

oo'oo'oo ^ 



^-oo-O 



oo^oo - -^ 
"oo'rn'Qj^O 



i-5rt-iJ 



HtO^' 

;iJ 



iJh! 



oj oq ' 

c^TotTc 
to'to't 

■* ^'■ 



J o o o o o 



„IM 01 IM IM 

Too'co 



- -in J 

in in o CM *^ 

O) 01 1-1 , . 

„•-_- -1= ^ 

00 00 00 i-l rH 



-Ol IM Cq - 



. 00 00 L- t- I 



t- t- t- CO 00 

fS<S(Sfo to 



O o CI Ol c 

r, ,0*0 < 



i^tJin" 
o ©"o 



^to to ^ to in in oi 1 

0*01 1:5 IM IM c5 



Cl Cl Cl r-. rH r-l , 



< r-t 00 
I to 00*00" l-T 



OOOOOOOOOOrHOOOl 

t^ t- t- t- t-^otTt^oo 



J in in 
■ CI cq 

00 oo" 



> to to to t 



) to to to to 



to CO to to t 



' ^ to to to 
"cOTtTJi"-* 



tototo-^tot^-^t- 

-qT ictT TjT CIlT --li ' •:t' 05" -^ 



E— ' 

-=3 
p-l 



-:;:-£ -2 M 



02 O ^ 



: ■ sfi-< s 

3 (-1 ^- Pp. 



" 3 > 
• rt ^ u ^ tj — 

woi-iP-iSoO 



o • > 

= ^.-57 






W n" C , C3 cS ce C 



-d a 
- c , 

I'll 



Hci 


ta 


*?.4^ 


WJ 


















«i^ 


^ !- 






P s 


1 > 


!= Fi 


gs 






00|i<W 



c^co-^intot-oooscn ^co ^ in to t- 00 OS ^co ■<# in to t- 



o -^ =^ 0)' _ 

lllll 



^ 




. h 


1-1^' 


So 


65 


^O 


5 =3 


s s 


>> ' 


o i3 










O-a 








toO 


■ag 


^^ 


HtE 



^ m ^ 

S >- u "=^ a 

_ CD in ^ ~ 

^ c: a- 'Tt 

c! o c 5 c 



**-■ rC '^ 

« ^ 6 j^ _^ r" . 



^ 



§6> sl'd'5'g 
t: cs c o 5-s<2 « 



Mf^g;;:^ 



O »< 



,3 -C rtf S 6 



"licoin m 



M -^ w CO t- 00 Oi ^(M CO u::) ( 



t- CO OS ARCO 'Tj' m CO t' OO a> *,«'^^ -^ in CO t- oo Oi IjjfM CO u:3 CO t- 
rH i-l rH V*C<» C<1 C<I C^ (M IM <?^ GVCO CO CO CO CO CO CO ^tJi -<;? "^ -^ "* 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



139 









tnw 



rH CJ g5 IN (M cf rH rM '-' 05 ..*^ ^ f^ 



ri'-'„- J, 



cq 



cq'i^ c^"i-i r^ £3 "-I '-' c 



,0, , 



^Oi rH Oi 



CO CO »ft -•"• CO ^-^ ""^ -^ Tt"' 

'-' c^ c^f "^i '^^ -^ c^ -*" - -.cq -r-T -co" of *-'~l 

^^^-1iL^^Hl-^Oi'-HI-lI-^'■*COl-(00(^^Tfl-<rH'>*Tt 
T-T r^" cT C^ (^^ C^"" -id" r-T <:£r rH^ rf r^ CO" C<r r^" OO" rH* i-T rH T# 



5^ .re ^1 









(N IM C<1 ; 









«-' <^' iJ| t^i^ 

i-H ri i-(^ CM 

eo'co"co''re t-T 

tH i-l i-< C^ iH 
T-H iH r-l f-H i-t 

o'o'o'oof 



CS CO .'^ ^^ 

-■ifo . 



""a 



lOcooocn^cc'W 
00 



aa 



IM CO 



aw\ 

^hq.re = 
. .c^c 



!N O C 

- O *c 
^ rH 00 r 

roo'^o C 



05 CO 

CO ^; 



lar-- 

LrH-^C 



,::a-rw 



---:,. J : 



T-< CO^ .-10 

-c^ o 

CO ^rH 
COrH OS 



'O G^ *,-rif» lO 



a.r' 



' .0 

00 l-H 






■a jtu"^^ 03 



:H:ia 



'. rH '"' '"' • 



^O rH -CO O cq r 
-^ rH .rjl^ rH rH 



•M Cq to ^ 

■^ CO ^<N d -* 01 r 



to" . co" 



CO (T^ C<I CD C-1 



.r-'O 

O OJ „ 



i rH -^ H 



-t-TS^^t-Tji-*^ C^r-l 



friaao 

oooocc'O _ 

|JJ Jl-JtO -T 

ifsire.;^ r ^ 

(M O? C<> t- rH 
<N C5 <M t-^CO* 



w«aB 



,(N (M 



' :pq 

f^a; 



_^(N _^(M (M 






,® 00 



00 rH 

tO^^*--— — — 

(M iC 1:0 «0 O (M CM ^C<l 01 
^(M (M (N " 

10 r ^ - 
d O u^ 



-CD ^ 



'oo'co'ff 
COhJh 



aa.« 

rH rHoi 
OOrH" 

00 00'^ 

co'co'co 



aa 

WcirH-O 
C^rn'O^ 
rH-0«-" 

OaTcoi, 
CO CO ^ c^ 



""r -a' 






„rHIM CJ 

10 r - r 

rH 00 tX) CO 



O IM C^ ,IM 1 

I— ' - r.re r 

. -o lO 05 .re 1 

00 rH rH ^T-i 1 



^Ol cq 01 
I -. ^ *. 

, Ol oi 05 
^ 05 05 01 

rO'OO' 






'""a 
)a . 

. rOl 

)0 . 

1 .CO 

Jco , 

' .co- 
rcooq 



aa' 

oToT" 
00 
CO co" 



:*-a : 

>aoi^ 
r^a' 



iraa 



O t- CO 

'.ao'o 
aa 



.QOl 
CO _Q 

1-3 CO 



0-* 



coco , 



SOI 

CC CO CD CD , ' 

Ol 05 01 05 

, .cq "^ 
O) ''^ ',re 
<^ "^^ S rH eq oi c<i OJ __^r_, 

cTirT r ~ 



oq^w' 

ci .CO < 

oq CD cq c 



'O) .201 2 ' 

■ rH t- '"' 03 ""^ 



I CD O) cq CD 

J.OI . .o> 
1 o . of oi •* o) . Oj 01 .^ 

IrHOqcqOlrHOIOlOIOlOl 
^.01 ,...01 .,,05 

) CO .cocococo .coco ^ 

foT rOl 



•■* r 
00 .. 



0.g;JrH 
»re r J 

U5 .0" 

rH ^5 " 



-rHrHrHrHTjIrHrHrHr 



lO .01 o . 



• & C33 
C5 C3 » o 

.00 = 



»i O o C t^*^ ■ 



>-^ • a 8 



■V S S c ^ 

- 2 l-H ^"^ ^ 









2 =*o = 
!zit2"c2fqpaoa«W' 



00 01 [liiOl CO Tt* CD 
■^ rji Ui>0 U3 10 O 



^ 2 '^ £3 > 
t^ BE E SB C 



iciegia 



.<i o 
c c SB a 

|l^pa^:a^afi•^^S^ 



1 g 0, g cij 
I O t^ O ® t 



■a 'A A 



S 25 jog, 

c3 C c 3 E -S 
C8 o O O g 

o^ a £« I 

ej cs o 5 o =5 



3 3 



PP 

C-f 01 01 rH 

O O O rH 
rH rH rH ,( 

. .. . CT. rH 
^ 01 05 ,. * 

awa^.s 

, - .COM 
CO ^ M -," 
H H t'-' « 

ire .re o C5 *^ 

t- t- t-rH rH 

co^'co'coi^ 
of o4~of oToT 



TjTco'co'oO^CO'cO Co'cO CO CO* CO CO* co" CO* CO* CO Co'rH CO CO co'co'c^co'coco'co'co'co'co'co' COCO CO T-t CO ^ 



a«w ph pa?:ap^afii?saarHoo«*^HH«oofifqci! 

t' 00 05 «a01 co-^ ^i^ao Oi ISoq CO ■* tre CO c» 05 ^05 co ■.# vre> cd t— o> 

U5U30WCOCOCOCDCDCOCD C**-- t- t- t- Ir- t- t- (iOoO 00 00 GO 00 00 (JO rH 



ija • 

(SCO 



,-3 S 



o o 
^ SPh^ § 

A ga s-^ cj 

« " 0) fc S fe 

S ■£ CO jStS 
£ -r. 0! p c3 

SB S^g§2 
HfflfiW 
l-t 

(«v}co Tfin CO 
«^oi CSI O) o» 



140 



City Document No. 61. 



-j_i H- 1 HH I— ( hU •■ CO CO ^"HH HH 
J T ,-/^ T CO CO CO 00 -, « , tGOCO 

L .'^-«= ."'tJ hJ iJ ^:^ " J5 S _h:i hJ 

|!Mi— 1>— <c-l>~''-C'<OcOCDc^COCO(M^^ 



>'K? 



<.v tij ■-'.' 1^^ lij i;t_i ,_ ,— ,_ _ I'j ■. ««;) ,-. , 

..cot-Tt 



W C-l O t- t- CO 05 (M C-l iM "M 



I^-HCO 
^ T-H CO 



.COWQoCOooflOcOCOOOOOOO(,COL_jCOOO** 

: K W_^a W ^_K K K a K W K ^.R " W W W 



_ - _ - - -- -to -c^ « . ■ 



O "'-O -CO to .^CD 



t— (Ot^COt-t— COt^tOCDtDCDCDt^tOi— 4COCOCD 






CO « kJ M C0"c0 CO CO CO CO CO -h! CO CO CO 03 CO )J 
K^ J ^-^q 1-1 H^ 1^ tJ H^I h^ hJ? =^ ^-iJ H^ (J ^ 1-5 ^- 
, .-N ».,..__. ,I-<(M . - . . .oq 
CS rH ,0 C<1 CN C^ 01 (M C^ 01 (M co'o''^ ^' '^l Ol C-l o* 
t- t- ^t' t-t^t-t^t-t-t- ^ „t- t— t- t- L— ^ 

CO co"*M co'co CO CO co'co'co co' c^ c^ co'co co'co'co^'M 



00 ; CO ; 00 00 ; 00 

iJ=ci-1oo>^h5o6h1, 



35 " C 



00CO'~'0OiCQO00GO 

.o'l-^ .n h! >„->„' f^ 01-^ 1-q l-:i H^! iJ .rTlJ '^,h:i h! I-^ 

(N ^-M ^-M CI ^Cl ^ - - - „0^ -00 - - „ 

"" 05 !N IM C 



ooc^ooc^iccoooiooc^c? 

(O Cc'cD 00 ciTcD Co"<D CO CO 00 00 



) CO 00 co'oo'.ooocr 




looioioieq^o^cq cq"^- _"" c-i d o5 oq cq 
r -CC ------ -*"• ^ - - - , - 

O en -OOOOOOO -P5 -O O O O O - 

K ■""iJi KHsaseag ^"►^i k k w e w ij 

o lO^'C lO lO lo lO >o uti ic^io'irT*^ "^ "^ ic"^ o" 

kJ ^' ^^ ,-; ,_; J iJ J 1-3 ^:! ^ "I'^.tJ i-:i i-q h:; h:] "^^ 

i-lrHCOrHr-d-HrHr-lr-li-lrHCOCO'-Hi-Hi-Hr-lr-HCO 

e4 cTc^cf c^c4'c-^(^f c^(>rc4"(rf <^^c^cTl^^(^l cTi^T 



wKwawHaawKWwwwwKKWfEi 

c^ c^ c<r c4^ c^ of c^ c^ (^f cl' c^ c^ ci" cT c^ CN^ i>r c^ cC 



Oi Oi OJ 01 < 



> a Oi o> o^i Ci Oi 

) lO lO lC' >0 lO lO 



CS Oi OS CI OS 
ITS ift) O ITS lO 



,=1 

11 ~> 

CL3 



m 

}:—> 
cd 



Pm 



-2^ 



5 * 

o .03 



^ 0) 

o « 

• c3 -vi 

^ te oT S • 

'^ ^" ^ h-i r^ / 



• P o a :ii 



= ^=: 



t- 00 Ol MCq T O CO b- 00 C5 la 
(N C<I oq "TCO CO CO CO CO CO CO 



n r" c cc Q 






^t-- pj" c-^ •^r^.;=ii^ w 



.5 S g § - 



^ 'O ci (u S 

'-'Pi; <StI2 

- >L tr o 

>,c5 a; c!^ 

*^ "5. o~-^ 



p: ■- >>c5 






vftCq CO '^ CO t— 00 efiOl CO^UOt->-«C^CO'^iOCD 
*^*iO 10 lO O "O U2 ^CO CO CO CO CO »l.t^ t- t' t- t^ 

Mrt 1-1 ■- r-l 1-1 rH r=lr-l r^ iH i-l i-l P^i-1 rl iH rH r-l 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport, 



141 



00 CO CO CO oo 

oOoOq 



to t- CD t— CD 



FQ : 



:M 






TyA ^io ' 






■ ■ *^-J ^r\ T-( CO CO OQ C-f 
^lO r-< ^ ^ (M C-1 (M rl C-l 



WMoh^ 



^ CO CO ^oo''^ '^ 



i .-I f-T^ CO r-( 



^Ot) OO CO -CO 00 CO C^ CO DO 



*. - -O O l-^ O O lO " -co t— CO tO 00 - -t— I— ^ -.!>- O ». -O^ t- 'M -r-J I— r— 




:WPw : 

WKHWM 



(M IM C-J tM IM 



Oi Oi Oi 0> 03 

lO o o »o o 



Mm 



-MK 



WW 



K 









►J^ 



-coco co" 






OM 



O J _r_; ^ tJ J uj ^ 

^CO -':t'c0':^T(^^J] CO CO 
<MIMCO!Noq<MlN"C-)N 



-^ co' 



*01 (M C-1 CO C-l -co T~< CO ! 



1 -^C^ (M<M 

^ -^^^ 

H 00 rH r-l T-H 

r -co'co'co 

<C<1 i-H 1-1 I-H 






"1-* ^ -MM"' 

coco jjs; 

] oi Ol J -^-rf ^^ J 
■* (N fM " C^ (N C--i " 



O •.co'^'OO 

.COJ - - 
C<1 1-^ G<l <N C-l •— 1 1"^ 



i-^-^-^'Tp-^-t-*'^ 






1-1 r-((M r 



-CO CO CO CO C 



C-l -^ -* ^ 
C-l rH >-l r-( 

CO CO CO CO CO -^'rjTco'co'co'co -^'co 



i-H-Hr-li-»i-l04rH(MC 



ji— ICOi-ltHi—li— II— ICOi— (I— (»— I 



Ca C-5 C-l Cq CM <M fN (N G<l (M CO CO (M (M C^ C^ C^ (N < 



) CO CO CO Tf CO Tt< rfl 
^ r-i i-l '-' rH r-i r-l T-4 

r (n" <>r (m" c<r of co" c<r 



c3 
O -2 



O bO .? g 



rd rt p c3 C 
fl t^ C5 rH C3 



5|1 

^ ^^ 

rt CO 
Woi 



■osi:<^'3 = cit< 
c o •^" -"" = » fe- =5 

ao-^ ^ ^ Ml o ^. p 
•S § i; I -S II , 

-31 lO CO t-oo ctMJJ 
(M C^ <M CM 55 c^ Oiii 



5 f*"'-* o 5 si 



K 



:2 cjyO «•§ c cSffl. 

Tt in CO t^ CC Ci ^C-1 CO I 
CO CO CO CO CO CO A*"^ "* ' 
(M O) (N IM i>< cq (NiN <M C 



> P O .S ,C J3 c! 

3 o t. oi 5S " 
^,-;E-||:^« fi 

5 CO t- 00 Ol li^lM 

i(M « c-» M CMcq 



^5 «' 

i c^ o 
-=1 % 

§ =* ='^ 

S 2- 
fe -^ " . 

CO ^ CO t 
(M (M Cq ' 



3 « -3 

?^ cc c3 0) a 

R rf S r^ te- 

I- CC C5 CDlM CO -^ 
lO lO o Ai^ ^ ^ 
IM IM (H !MlN <N « 



142 



City Document No. 61. 





! . o> oi , 


o> • • • 


s 


0> OiKH • 


K^ : : 






ss^,« 






a^^^^hj 



0001 •> ^h1 - .^ -- „_ 

0> Gi 1:0 - -O ^ „ - -StI 






.(M C^ IN 



WW 



^i— r-<«OC-lC-1:DcDCi<Ml-^(M(M!M(M'-0^: 



O) (N 1-1 1-^ 



o o 

Eh 



WH 



(D (O -^ - "-^ - -, « -.TT ^ ^C-1 -"^ »■ - '.^- C^ -f '— ' CI <M r- .— ' - 






CO CO 00 CO 00 CO CO 

to to to to lUD "^O id" 
CI tN (M fN (N :^( »M 

lO '^ ift) lO Ut U5 »d 
C^ CI C^ CI C<1 C^ C^ 



WW 



o o 

WW 



o uj o «=" 



vc (C i^i O c-l -^ ^CC M M 



1-^M|— ici(Mi-'C1t-'~^ClC^*-^l— tHH(^H-Jc^C^ 



-OCDOiTf-frHOl'^Oiai'-'C;'^,— iQOT-Hr-HOOi 



(N IM <M rl 


Dl t-^ rM 


-* C^ 


T-l l-i 1-1 IM <N r-. 01 !-■ 


1^ 


(M 


rH 


C^IM 


ri 


(M (M H C5 (M C<) 


C^ (>» C<l -^ 


-^ (M -* 


tDCOOia. CSCOCltD 


S 


CE 


r^ 




^"^ 


t- It- tr- 

.— rH ^ 


;:SS 



CO 00 CO 00 00 CO CO 

wwwwwww 

Cli-H 0000000 

r-^ I— I Oo'co'od'co'oo'oo'cO 



wws 



IJ .p 



CO !0 

^^! 

rn'r-Tj' 
IM -1 '^ , 



K^lh^ 



CD CO 

1-1 h^ 






?S IMC^S 


^^ s s 


cj 


S' 


CO 00 


00 


i 


c*c-5 cq 


OC 


55 


CO <^ cS" Oi' <^ a> <^ 


rH 


S 


GO t- 


00 00 


l^ CO CO 


CO 00 


t- b- 


!_; 


1:; 


s 


2 


!_; 


J:; 


s 


I-^ 


00 00 CO 0000 


;^ 


^ 


t^of 


c-"t-r 


■^5 (M t- 


t-: 


t-' 


to to to 


t-T 


t-: 


tc 


to to 


co' 


CDCOCDOCOOCDCD 






Wpq . .pq 

co'co"'^ co'cc'co CO* 
cf c<r IN (n" cf irT jq 



wwwwwww 



(N iM cq 

t£rto"cD 



S IM IN IM 

to"to to o 



r^ 




§5 . c" 


i ^ 


V 


£o^S5^ 5« 


ca 




^n 




>S"i^ l« 






_ °° p ."-ft, 




»^ 


n and Mt 
ster Ave 
Mouse N 

ton and C 
House ]S 
d Ceylon 

ton-stree' 

£ Av. nea 


e 




P— . 


[C 


OS 




o-a).= a)-^„ 




,a 


■;;■? = M- " bi)£ 


an 





^i's.s-a.t 2^ 

P S 02 pii pq c/j ^ 




P 


^ 


Uh 




M?; CO CO CO c<3 c<5 CO 










•TS O J7-CL1 H 

_: 3« c c<o m5.S 
iic5p=.W<1^ffi 

fH fH 

^^CO -^ O to l^ CO 05 ^MM CO 
*a(N CI <N C^ in C^J in *i^ 1- 

rScO CO CO CO CO CO CO C.CO CO 



i H •■< ^ ^ 

' S S >- • • _:t2 -.rt 

c =;c 3 sTs c s r^ 

o„^ o o c o o g 
; bi.a=^ = W^ 6bK| 

;.c S j^ c -iS^ '^'o 1 



0<q' 



I i 






^Ifi 









S 2 'P^PlH 



B 0} 

- O 'c? "^ ^ 

- = i: ?cd 



.r-tDt^oo^J^c^co-^tot^co 
cocococoKcocococococo 









Fire Commissioners' Report. 



143 



OOODCOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOCOOOOOCOOOCOOOCO 

ea tn '^ '^ '^ '^ ^ '^ '^ ^ ccTcD oD cD 'X^ co to O 
C^ C^ "M (M CI C-1 C-l CA (M C^ C-^ C^ C-HM C^ <>J C-1 C^ 

C<l(MC^WCMC^(NC<1CS<M'MiMtN'M(N'MC^(N 

t-T i>r t-T t-^ tC t-^ t-T i-T tJ" t-T t-T t-T tC tJ" t-T t-T t^ !>. 



■* H E K -a^-^'H -f M R a K ■* W 

1-5 . . ^JJ ^O . . . -J - 

g ^q ^S^ h1 s"s'>-' S h^ ^^ i-^ 1-5 S 1-3 ^^ i-^ 
a^ 00^ oT co" co' oT oT cc" oo" -*" -rf -t" orT •* '^f ^r 



OOQOOOOOCOOOOOODOOOO 



^ >> 






ooooQQQ : roooQOoo 



o 


c 


^a 






- s 












rH ^j 


o 


O 


<u ca 


o 




o 


M 




W 



CCCOOOOOOO QO X'COriOOi— Ir-HQO 



Qj C^<MCN<MC^(NC^C-lC^r-. 



'-1< -* C^Ol Oi -J" Ol 0-. CO p X f^ 
C-lC^r-.rHr-i(Mi-(l-ft-H -^ 



H- 



^ TT f-l 



OOCOCCtDO':DiX;CO'^ CDCOtO'^COCDCO GO cot 



co'co co"^ -^ ^ -* 



•^ Tf rt"-* CO ■ 



^i-Hi-li-lt-.rHT-lr-ir-l»^r-i-(rHr-ir-t rH ^ ^ 

•:5 S: 






(Ng^g^-'-'cococococo 

rn'r-Ti-T'^ q^ C-f cf C-f C^T 

- . -HaaffiaK 

k5 iJ 1-5 a> dic^c^cnoi 

t-TtJ'i^i-^ h1 e-3 HH K^ ^^ 

^ * ..t- b-r- t^ t- I— 



^-^-„-^-a^-wa--- 

1-^ K K M-( o-rw cTcThm 

'arcTcrGriJ a^*"^ 1-5 oT 
, ^ ^ ^ -C^ .'^ 0^ ^ 




s 






5 jd 
|a --S ^-^s 

.^ 5 C8O7 5 • 

^ ^ a*^ 1" s I. 



I S 



ii'M C^ IM OJ If CO CO 



^a CO ^ 

r-H i-l 






W)P 






»« 



* o'^'ciOS 



llil 






g c3 <a ; 

C O sZ . 



P5 « 



■5 '5 02 *^ c 






;gn CO ■ 



wo ta 

Wc-) (M WcO 



a?§ 



^s3 



e I; 
'Z 



144 



City Document No. 61. 



Eecapitulation. 
There are 235 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 



Boston . 
South Boston . 
East Boston . 
Eoxbury 
Dorchester 
Charlesto-wn . 
West Roxbury 
Chelsea . 



77 
24 
24 
36 
32 
25 
16 
1 



235 

The following boxes are private property: 68, 198, 631, 
612, 442, 415 and 418. 

Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire- Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working Lines of Wire about 225 
miles; Signal Boxes in use, 235; Striking Machines, 48, 
and one not in use; Large Gongs, 55; Small Gongs, 40; 
Tappers, 56 ; Clocks — one electric watch clock ; two repeat- 
ing three dial clocks for strikins; sionals ; Maoneto-Electric 
Machine, for striking bells, 1, loaned to Tufts CoUes^e ; 
Eelay Magnets, 13 ; Ten Pen Register, 1 ; Office Bells, 17; 
Telegraph Keys, 19; Dial Instruments, 16; 13 Sounders 
and Keys in charge of District Engineers ; 1 switch board ; 
1 large galvanometer for spare and local battery; 12 small 
do., for signal batteries; 2 portable rheotropes ; 1 chronom- 
eter ; 1 set telegraphic apparatus in Superintendent's house ; 
.6 sets telegraphic apparatus in assistant's houses ; 797 bat- 
tery cups in use; 500 lbs. sulphate of copper ; 500 lbs. zinc; 
400 battery coppers, brackets, wire insulators, etc., office 
furniture, bedsteads, bedding and sundry other articles. 



Alaem 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. 

Andrew School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs., owned by city. 



FiEE Commissioners' Eeport. 145 

Berkeley-street Church, composition*, 2,538 lbs. 

Bowdoiu-square Church, composition, 3,882 lbs. 

Boylston Market, corner Washington and Boylston streets, 
composition, 529 lbs., owned by city. 

Boylston School-house, Washington, near Dover street, 
composition, 818 lbs., owned by city. 

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

Castle-street Church, corner Washington and Castle streets, 
composition, 1,760 lbs., owned by city. 

Channing School-house, East street, steel, 1,363 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street. East Boston, steel, 
3,1091 lbs., owned by city. 

Charles-street Church, composition, 1,883 lbs. 

Church-street Church, composition, 1,059 lbs., owned by 
city. 

City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,600 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Engine House, Centre street. West Roxbury, composition. 

Engine House No. 1, Dorchester street. South Boston, com- 
position, 2,911 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House, No. 11, Orleans street, East Boston, composi- 
tion, 817 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 12, Dudley street, Boston Highlands, 
composition, 3,509 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned b}^ city. 

Engine House, No. 17, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, 
composition, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 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. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Everett School-house, Northampton street, composition, 
1,501 lbs., owned by city. 

Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs., owned by city. 

Franklin-place School-house, corner Tremont and Franklin 
place, Boston Highlands, composition, 2,958 lbs., owned 
by city. 

10 



146 City Document No. 61. 

Fire Department repair" shop, corner Harrison avenue and 

Wareham streets, steel, 1,000 lbs., owned by city. 
George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 

4,160 lbs., owned by city. 
Hancock School-house, Parmenter street, composition, 4,090 

lbs., owned by city. 
Hose House No. 12, South Boston, composition, 800 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Lawrence School-house, B street. South Boston, steel, 3,400 

lbs., owned by city. 
Lewis School-house, Dale street, Boston Highlands, com- 
position, 3,104 lbs., owned by city. 
Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composition, 

3,110 lbs., owned by city. 
Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 

lbs. 
Old South Church, composition, 1,700 lbs. 
Princeton-street School-house, East Boston, composition, 

2,470 lbs., owned by city. 
Quincy School-house, Tyler street, composition, 2,941 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Rice School-house, Appleton street, composition, 3,042 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Rubber Factory, Charlestown, composition, 999 lbs., owned 

by city. 
Saratoga street M. E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 

lbs., owned by city. 
Sharp School-house, Anderson, corner Pinckney street, com- 
position, 900 lbs., owned by city. 
Shawmut-avenue Church, composition, 1,909 lbs. 
Smith-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 

4,083 lbs., owned by city. 
Stone Cliapel, composition, 2,800 lbs. 
Tremont-street Church, steel, 3,324 lbs. 
Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 

lbs., owned by city. 

In addition to the foregoing. Bells are located as follows, 
which are rung for alarms of fire : — 

Engine House No. 29, Brighton District. 

Chemical Engine House No. 4, West Roxbury District. 

Hand Engine House No. 2, West Roxbury District. 



Fire Commissionees' Eeport. 147 



Public Clocks. 

The following Public Clocks, 38 in number, are taken care 
of by the city : — 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Boylston Market. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Hollis-street Church. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellow's Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 

Park-street Church. 

Suffolk County Jail, owned by city. 

State-street Clock. 

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

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M. E. Church, owned by city. 

Williams Market, illuminated by city. 

South Boston. 

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

East Boston. 

Maverick-square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 

Boston Highlands. 

Wiuthrop-street Church, owned by city. 

Dudley-street Church. 

Dudley street, illuminated by city. 

Dorchester. 

Neponset Church. 

Tileston School, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 



148 City Document No. 61. 

Charlestown. 

Bunker Hill Church. 

City Hall, owned by city. 

Harvard Hill Church. 

High School-house, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church. 



West Roxbury. 



Dr. Stronsf's Church. 



& 



Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



149 



SCHEDULE OF PEOPERTY. 



Apxmratus. 

36 engines, steam fire 
8 " chemical 
2 " (Gibbs & Gordon) 
2 " hand . 
1 fire-boat and fixtures . 

37 hose carriages (horse) 
27 " tenders . 
13 hook and ladder carriages without ladders 
1 aerial ladder 
1 Skinner" 

35 pungs — hose and engineers 
16 wagons (coal) . 
7 " (ligtit) 

1 top buggy . 
22,496 ft.liose — leather 
25,910 " cotton 
22,411 " rubber 
3,205 " chemical 
888 " suction 
241 belts, spanner 
10 " doggers 
64 butt-straps 
49 chucks, Lowry 
33 couplings, extra . 
18 " enlarging 

2 ' ' supply 
70 ft. chains, guy 
109 dogs and chains 

38 extinguishers . 

39 goose-necks 
2 grates, engine . 
2 " spare 
105 gongs, brass . 
23 hammers (dog) 
37 hooks (plaster) 
208 lanterns . 
6 link blocks (extra) 
37 lines, guy 
239 " hose 



Amount. 

$106,000 00 

19,500 00 

100 00 

1,000 00 

30,000 00 

22,200 00 

3,375 00 

18,400 00 

1,988 00 

2,000 00 

3,500 00 

4,350 00 

1,000 00 

100 00 

11,248 00 

15,546 00 

11,205 00 

641 00 

4,440 00 

241 00 

5 00 

64 00 
4,410 00 

48 00 

12 00 

6 00 
50 00 

218 00 

950 00 

390 00 

45 00 

15 00 

525 00 

23 00 

37 00 

416 00 

45 00 

111 00 

65 00 






Amount carried forward 



$264,269 00 



150 



CiTr Document No. 61. 



Amount hrougJit forward 
40 lines, life 

3 " hauling . 
224 ladders . 
69 " house . 
54 bolts and keys 
2 nozzles, spray . 
10 «« shut off 

1 nozzle, spreading 
76 oil-feeders 
90 pipes, brass 
18 " street . 
80 " leather . 
5 " rubber . 
22 " frost . 

66 poles (crotch) . 

2 pumps (Babcock, extra) 
5 pots (lead) . 

2 poles (engine) . 
46 rounds (ladder) 

4 rams (battering) 

67 rakes 
15 runners . 
428 spanners 

3 springs (engine) 

2 sledges 
1 pr. shafts (extra) 

3 springs (old) 

5 ft. suction (copper) 
5 pr. tongs (pipe) 
7 valves, relief 



$264,269 00 

80 00 

9 00 

1,350 00 

25 00 

25 00 

4 00 
150 00 

5 00 
15 00 

900 00 

180 00 

800 00 

45 00 

33 00 

Q^ 00 

50 00 

5 00 

5 GO 

6 00 
12 00 
67 00 
30 00 

107 00 
10 00 

2 00 
5 00 

3 00 
5 00 

10 00 
700 00 

$268,973 00 



Horses and Harness. 



32 blankets, fly . 
88 «« stable 

144 " street 

1 blanket, rubber . 
9 bridles (extra) . 
4 breast-plates (extra) 
37 bits (extra) 
3 buffalo-robes 
26 collars (extra) 



Amount carried forward 



$24 00 

264 00 

432 00 

3 00 

12 00 

80 00 

74 00 

51 00 

51 00 

$991 00 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



151 



Amount hrought forward 
134 horses 
55 harnesses, double 
52 '* single 
16 " lead 

15 hames (extra) 

104 halters and h;dter bridles 
41 " chains 

13 horse !:)()()ts . 

1 " hood . 

16 lines (extra) 

11 lead bars 

37 pads for collars . 

63 surcingles . 

49 sleigh-bells (strings) . 

2 saddles 

12 traces .... 
52 whips .... 



Furniture. 



143 beadsteads (iron) 
157 " (wooden) 
86 bureaus 

25 bookcases . 

34 benches 
850 chairs 

40 clocks 

31 closets (portable) 
750 yds. carpet 

35 desks . 
24 heaters 
99 looking-glasses 
2 lounges 

26 lamps 

488 yds. matting (old) 
68 stoves 
23 stove-boilers 
6 stools . 
34 step-ladders 

41 settees 
73 tables . 
142 towels 
112 towel-rollers 
593 window-shades 



$991 


00 


36,850 


00 


6,750 


00 


3,900 


00 


192 


00 


13 


50 


104 


00 


21 


00 


26 


00 


3 


00 


16 


00 


55 


00 


111 


00 


32 


00 


75 


00 


6 


00 


12 


00 


52 


00 


$49,209 50 


$715 00 


785 


00 


1,290 


00 


■ 750 


00 


Q^ 


00 


850 


00 


200 


00 


155 


00 


375 


00 


350 


00 


2,400 


00 


495 


00 


10 


00 


9 


00 


10 


00 


1,020 


00 


69 


00 


3 


00 


102 


00 


• 82 


00 


438 


00 


40 


00 


60 


00 


1,779 


00 


$12,055 00 



152 



City Document No. 61. 



Bedding. 

252 blankets, double, wool 
139 " single " 
186 counterpanes, white 
214 " figiire( 

83 comforters . 
300 mattresses, hair 
288 " husk 

235 pillows, hair 
152 " feather . 
673 pillow-slips, cotton 
846 sheets, cotton 



Tools. 



126 axes . 

34 axe-helves . 
18 brushes, tube 
89 " horse 

50 " scrub 
23 '* floor 
32 '^ window 
18 " paint 
42 '< stove 
67 *' dust 

35 benches, work 

51 brooms, stable 
98 " house 
185 buckets, wooden 

3 ' ' leather 
46 baskets 
67 coal-hods 
205 cans . 
^5 cold chisels 
26 crow-bars . 
78 currycombs 
2 clamps (hand) 
34 dusters, feather 
12 " hair 
63 dust-pans 

4 drills . 
2 expanders (hose coupling) 
101 files (assorted) . 

A^mount carried forward 



$756 00 


208 


00 


279 


00 


214 


00 


83 


00 


2,700 


00 


. 576 


00 


305 


00 


152 


00 


337 


00 


423 


00 


$6,033 00 


$126 00 


6 


00 


18 


00 


24 


00 


12 


00 


23 


00 


16 


00 


9 


00 


8 


00 


33 


00 


525 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


30 


00 


2 


00 


23 


00 


33 


00 


100 


00 


15 


00 


38 


00 


3 


00 


1 


00 


34 


00 


12 


00 


15 


00 


2 


00 


25 


00 


20 


00 



,193 00 



Fire Commissionees' Report. 



153 



A.inount brought forward 
6 forks, manure 
60 '' hay 
1 sjrindstone 
6 hose templets 

6 hatchets 

28 handles 

7 hay cutters 
19 hammers (chipping) 

9 " (claw) 
25 hooks, hose tower 
23 " manure 

53 jacks, iron . 
30 " wooden 
1 knife, draw . 
41 measures, wooden 
107 mop yarns 
94 " sticks 
1 phillister 
2d) picks . 

10 pick-helves . 

1 pinch-bar 

2 rasps (wood) 
23 rakes . 
129 shovels 
49 " stove 

29 sieves 

1 spoke-shave . 
6 saws (hand) . 

54 squillgees 

2 soldering-irons 

30 vises . . . - 
382 washers (hose) 
240 wrenches, engine 
97 " hydrant 
30 " screw . 
2 ' ' reservoir 



$1,193 00 

3 00 

30 00 

3 00 
9 00 

4 00 
3 00 

70 00 

19 00 
7 00 

12 00 
12 00 

159 00 
90 00 

1 00 

20 00 

21 00 
12 00 

2 00 
28 00 

2 00 

1 50 
50 

23 00. 

129 00 

10 00 

14 00 

75 

5 00 
27 00 

2 00 
150 00 

7 00 
120 00 
291 00 

160 00 

8 00 



61 ash barrels . 
705 badges 
131 gross buttons 
50 blocks, double 



Miscellaneous. 



,648 75 



$122 00 

1,400 00 

767 00 

150 00 



Amount carried forward 
11 



$2,439 00 



154 



City Document No. 61. 



Amount brought forward . 
98 blocks, single . 
31 chests, grain . 
1 chest, tool 
500 device for caps 
700 fire-hats 
129 mats, door 
29 overcoats 
269 spittoons 
12 summer gates . 

1 truck for moving engines 

2 alarm bells 
In store house, small supplies 
Stock and tools, apparatus repair shop 

" " hose and harness shop 

Property in store-room of Engine-house No. 4 ; 
Hose-house No. 7 ; Eeservoir on Derne 
street, and at Engine-house No. 29, Brighton 
District, at a valuation of about . 



$2,439 00 

196 00 

155 00 

5 00 

275 00 

1,400 00 

65 00 

50 00 

269 00 

36 00 

50 00 

200 00 

2,177 29 

12,586 18 

1,590 04 



$400 00 
$21,8^3 22 



Recapitulation . 



Apparatus . 

Horses and Harness 

Furniture 

Bedding 

Tools . 

Miscellaneous 



$268,973 00 

49,209 50 

12,055 00 

6,033 00 

2,648 75 

21,893 22 



Total 



,812 47 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1st, 1875, TO APRIL 30tli, 1876. 



Salaries ' . . 

Repairs ou Apparatus 

Kepairs on nouses 

New Hose 

Repairs on Hose 

Fuel for Houses 

Fuel for Engines 

Gas 

Printing, Stationery, etc 

Furniture, Bedding, etc 

Waslting 

Small Supplies 

Horses. Purchase and Exchange . . . 

Horse-shoeing 

Hay, Grain, etc 

Horse-Hire, Keeping, etc 

Tools, Stable Furniture, etc 

Harness and Repaii-lng 

Oils, Preservatives, etc 

Hats, Badges, Buttons, etc 

Ladders, Kakes, Axes, etc 

Reservoirs, Hydrants, Signs, etc. . . . 
Rations and Supplies for Fire Boat . . 

Extl-a Service 

Tools and Machinery for Repair Shop . 

New Apparatus 

Contingencies 

Water. Houses and Fire Boat . . . . 
Water. Hydrants and Reaerviors . . . 
Care of Hydrants and Reservoirs . . . 



Total . 



131,179 80 

660 96 

607 45 

6 50 

74 62 
329 30 
561 60 
236 09 

52 43 
3 60 
245 50 
203 U9 
960 00 
240 71 
1,249 22 

70 60 

17 13 

59 40 
133 09 

42 25 
8 60 

29 12 
103 00 

74 26 
606 96 



128 54 
1,250 00 
62,388 00 
41,592 00 



July. 



$30,168 22 

1,019 51 

299 69 




$31,372 64 

863 02 

476 53 

2,962 00 

62 01 
434 62 

65 30 
164 83 
180 64 

19 03 
212 12 
147 05 

20S 85 
1,436 04 
16 75 
8 10 
64 00 
IS 93 
2 30 
1 20 
14 14 
111 74 

183 97 
4 8S 



$31,223 39 

633 45 

307 18 

122 84 

108 27 

714 93 

75 60 

172 49 

206 91 

28 75 

266 32 

181 10 

324 78 
1,318 86 
33 65 
33 83 
146 17 

7 63 
1 25 

8 74 
117 70 



$32,319 62 

1,627 07 

741 49 

90 00 

54 81 

1,277 63 

53 00 

726 85 

60 71 

163 04 

179 35 

455 28 

1,630 40 

291 00 

1,210 63 

135 11 

3 25 

83 61 

190 93 

32 93 

22 33 
123 43 



$31,477 50 
852 32 
227 78 
5 25 
84 83 
272 41 
203 05 
276 92 
82 69 
72 66 
290 93 
190 10 

232 76 
1,990 07 

103 11 
14 50 

180 67 
8 94 
93 77 
88 00 
10 90 

120 72 



January. 



$31,734 80 
629 12 
356 26 
2 09 
164 34 
605 98 
131 25 
310 82 
68 15 
160 94 
182 05 
172 12 
250 00 
366 28 
1.687 49 
72 75 
1 12 
180 60 
99 25 
29 80 
19 14 
9 43 
105 00 

61 70 
235 89 
163 96 



31,607 92 
778 23 
438 99 
278 98 

81 31 
058 38 

34 65 

1.143 45 

132 74 

46 60 
240 76 
249 20 



362 68 
1,691 84 
36 00 
5 06 
104 90 
21 00 



1 33 
105 00 



31 92 

1,174 45 

16 40 



31,518 37 
723 52 
388 24 

8 00 
93 39 

174 68 
608 00 
301 72 
60 79 

9 70 
227 68 
284 49 

341 34 
1,299 73 

10 72 
87 90 
103 62 



105 00 
20 00 
167 38 
135 40 
7 16 



$31,610 06 

1,211 87 

142 21 

4,739 40 

102 34 

472 03 

188 60 

270 05 

26 S3 

16 20 

214 07 

68 83 

675 00 

364 20 

1,431 05 

57 76 

03 



31 86 

i,858 75 

10 00 



I INCOME. 

I 

Per item No. 168 of Tre^.8urer's Account **"* ^^ 

Per item No. 36 of Collector's Account _!l^ll^ 



EXPEXDITURES OF FIKE AIJARM TELEGRAPH FROM MAY 1, 1875, TO APRIL 30, 187G, 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


1 

October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Total. 


Salaries 


$1 263 83 


$1,213 33 

111 14 
25 32 
87 00 
91 25 
89 70 

2 50 
24 15 
47 60 

3 00 
93 90 

8 40 
29 10 

6 00 

9 75 
27 64 


$1,295 34 

308 07 
130 88 

62 60 
64 00 
25 
26 10 
20 60 
42 06 

11 60 

9 46 
15 60 

23 12 


$1,245 00 
289 66 

9 40 
69 87 
i 54 
72 
6 50 

65 20 
18 90 

16 53 

98 



18 05 


$1,278 99 
29 24 
13 90 

24 00 

52 50 

72 
6 52 

3 47 

8 34 
16 37 

8 33 
37 01 


$1,279 00 
283 00 
18 10 

21 00 
79 33 
51 25 

132 18 
16 67 

7 76 

38 63 

16 46 

17 84 


$1,2J5 00 
116 00 
22 76 
10 00 

63 62 
50 60 

2 34 
8 40 

15 00 

3 09 

78 

30 00 


$1,278 99 
68 00 
67 25 

25 31 
48 60 

44 58 
2 60. 
28 00 

24 37 
66 43 

17 07 


$1,243 00 
63 67 

80 92 
256 01 

32 50 

81 21 
178 01 

28 98 

35 00 

3 68 

133 00 

22 76 
12 99 
9 88 
19 26 


$1,279 00 
116 SO 
178 72 

66 00 
18 80 

28 60 

9 60 

29 38 

14 02 
6 00 

22 72 
63 94 


$1,031 00 
174 40 

3 25 

23 44 

269 76 

112 60 
2 10 

7 97 

16 33 

4 98 
6 75 

24 58 


$979 03 

116 14 
5 14 

427 00 
55 38 
3 66 
26 75 
32 85 
11 30 

9 33 
19 68 


$14,633 61 


ISiitleiies 


ij- 21 


840 61 


Wire 


1,467 OD 




14S 60 
4 33 

60 00 
13 69 
56 25 

61 30 


427 35 




333 60 




794 98 




812 45 


Ciackels, Iron Works, etc 

Printing, Stationery, etc 


99 25 
.'.93 25 
227 85 


Damage to Roofs and other Property 

'I'clcgrapli Poles and Repairing 

Taking up and Repairs on East Boston Cable .... 


13 65 

11 25 
3 68 


163 85 

133 65 

268 39 

8 40 




211 90 




132 32 




32 84 


34 71 




325 83 




$1,903 43 


$1,838 58 


$1,989 47 


$1,730 24 


$1,479 39 


$1,969 12 


$1,567 48 


$1,641 05 


$2,207 76 


$1,817 83 


$1,677 15 


$1,686 06 






$21,497 61 



BELLS AND CLOCKS, 



> 



INCOME -FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

From Sale of Old Material, per item No. 37 of CollectoVs Account $10 i 





May. 


June. 
$60 00 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Total. 




$62 00 
9 30 


$112 00 

230 OU 
25 00 


$60 00 

12 00 



$62 00 
25 00 


$124 60 

225 00 
i6 00 
29 33 


$60 00 

11 70 
500 00 


$62 00 



$140 00 

218 33 
25 00 
13 02 


$62 00 

9 00 
8 8.i 


$62 00 
1 00 


$110 76 
250 00 
000 00 




Hoisting and Hanging Bells 


$E83 25 




948 33 


Ij.eidentals 


117 00 














Total 


8.71 30 


$60 00 


$367 00 


$72 00 


$87 00 


$403 83 


$671 70 


$62 00 


$396 35 


$79 85 


$63 00 


$966 78 









^ 



INDEX. 



Page. 

Accidents xt 

Alarms xii 

" total, given by whom 126 

" " false 126 

" " fires 126 

" " needless ,. 126 

* ' " days of the week 127 

" " each hour of day 128 

" «' " section of the city 129 

" directions for giving 135 

" regulations concerning 135 

Alarm bells, location of 144 

Apparatus iii 

not to leave city 5 

builders of 6 to 10 

when put in service 6 to 10 

weight of 6 to 10 

at stationary points , ■ - • 12 

spare 12 

repair shop vii 

" expenditures ix 

" work done vii 

Assignment of districts • 4 

Appointments and discharges xvi 

Board of Fire Commissioners i 

Builders of apparatus 6 to 10 

Bells, alarm, location, etc 144 

Buildings, damage to xiii 

insurance 126 & xii 

loss 126 & xii 

slightly damaged • 126 

considerably damaged 126 

totally destroyed 126 

Boston Protective Department xvii 

Boxes, list of 138 

Clocks, public 147 

Coal houses 11 

" wagons 11 

Cai-e of hydrants xix 



156 City Document No. 61. 



Causes of fire 130 

Cautions to signal-key holders 135 

Damage to buildings xiii 

" stock '. xiii 

Discharges and appointments xvi 

Department expenses xx 

Districts, assignment of 4 

Directions for giving alarms 135 

Explosions xv 

Expenses of department xx 

Expenditures, apparatus repair shop ix 

Engineers, list of 1 

" response to alarms 5 

Engines, location of • 6 

' ' builders 6 

" when put in service 6 

" weight 6 

Eire-alarm telegraph xi 

" " organization. 134 

" " office regulations 134 

Eires and alarms xii 

" " " May 22 to 31 

" " " June 31to39 

" " " July 39 to 48 

" " " August 48 to 64 

" " " September 55 to 61 

" " " October 62 to 70 

" " " November, 70 to 83 

" " " December 83 to 93 

" " " January 93 to 100 

<' " " February 100 to 107 

"■ " " March 108 to 115 

" " " April 116 to 125 

" " " recapitulation 126 

" " " confined to one building 126 

" " " extended to others 126 

Eire districts 3 

" ladders 12 

" causes of. 130 

" Commissioners, Board of. 1 

Ealse alarms, total 126 

Houses ii 

" location of 6 

" coal 11 

Hydrants, care of ^x 

" number of 13 

Hose V 

Hose carriages, location of 



Index. 157 

Page. 

Hose carriages, builders of 8 

" and harness shop x 

Heaters, steam jv 

Horses vii 

Insurance — buildings , , . . 126 & xii 

" stocks 126 & xiii 

" table 132 

Key-holders, caution to 135 

Loss and insurance, total xii 

" 126 

" " table 132 

Location of apparatus 6 

Ladders, fire 12 

List of boxes 138 

Ladder, Scott-Uda Iy 

Number of men in each company 6 to 10 

Needless alarms 126 

Organization of department 2 

" fire-alarm telegraph 134 

Office regulations of fire-alarm telegraph 134 

Protective Department xvii 

Police xviii 

Pungs 11 

Pay-roll 2 

Police alarms, number of 126 

Patrol " " 126 

Public clocks in charge of city 147 

Property schedule 149 

Repair shop, apparatus vii 

" expenditures ix 

" hose and harness x 

Response to alarms, engineers' 5 

Reservoirs — City 14 to 16 

" South Boston 17 

" East Boston 17 

" Roxbury 18 

" Dorchester 19 

" Charlestovirn 19 to 20 

" West Roxbury •. 21 

" Brookline 21 

Regulations concerning alarms 135 

Running card 138 

Recapitulation of fires 126 

Steam heaters vi 

" fire engines, location, etc 6 

Supply wagons 11 

Spare apparatus 12 

Still alarms, number of 126 



158 



City Documef . No. 61. 



Signal-key holders, caution to 135 

Scott-Uda ladder ■ iv 

Schedule of property 149 

Telegraph fire-alarm • • . xi 

Table of loss and insurance 132 

Water and care of hydrants six 

Weight of apparatus • 6 to 10 

Wagons, coal 11 

" supply 11 



SHELF N< 


1, 


. 




BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 

Central Department, Boylston Street. 


One volume allowed at a time, and obtained only by 
card; to be kept 14 days without fine; to be renewed only 
before incurring- the line; to be reclaimed by messenger 
after 21 days, who will collect 20 cents, beside line of 2 cents 
a day, including Sundays and holidays ; not to be lent out 
of the borrower's household, and not to be kejH by transfers 
more than one month ; to be returned at this Hall. 

Borrowers finding this book mutilated or unwarrantably 
defaced, are expected to report it; and also any undue de- 
lay in the delivery of books. 

***N"o claim can be established because of the failure of 
any notice, to or from the Library, through the mail. 

Tie record Below must not U made or altered Ij Borrower. 




















1