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CITY OF HR BOSTON. 

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FIFTH ANNUAL KEPORT 



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BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 

FOE THE YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1878. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, City Hall, 

Boston, June, 1878. 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the City Council of the 
City of Boston : — 

Gentlemen, — The undersigned Fire Commissioners have 
the honor herewith to present their fifth annual report for 
the year ending April 30, 1878, in which will be found a 
statement of its condition, the expenditures, the record of 
fires, losses, and other matters connected with the manage- 
ment of the department entrusted to their care and super- 
vision. 

Two changes in the membership of the Board have taken 
place during the year. 

The term for which Commissioner Charles H. Allen was 
appointed terminated May 6, 1877, and the vacancy was 
filled by the nomination and confirmation of Mr. Henry 
W. Longley, on the 25th of the same month. March the 
25th, 1878, Commissioner Greely S. Curtis resigned his 
office; the former Commissioner, Charles H. Allen, was 
nominated to fill the vacancy and confirmed on the 1st day 
of April ensuing, and they forthwith assumed the duties of 
their office. 

The services of the department have been of the t usual 
character ; fortunately no fires of magnitude, with the single 
exception of the burning of a large furniture manufactory and 

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ii City Document No. 52. 

the surrounding structures in the Charlestown District, 
occurred within the city limits. 

There has been no change in the organization of the 
department differing from the condition as shown in the last 
report. 

The "Permanent" and several of (he "Call" companies 
have been furnished Avith an extension ladder, known as the 
"Bangor Ladder;" its use has manifested its availability for 
fire service, permitting the reduction of the number of men 
of the several companies using them, thereby lessening the 
expenses in proportion to the reduction ; the reduction is 
made only as vacancies occur, and as far as made has shown 
no want of efficiency, and the duty has been quite as well 
performed as heretofore. 

The force of the department consists of: — 

Permanent men ....... 264 

Call men 349 

613 

Fire-Alarm branch ...... 9 

Clerks 3 

Commissioners ....... 3 

15 

Total 628 

During the year petitions from the permanent and call 
members of the West Roxbury and Brighton Districts were 
received, asking to be paid the same amount as allowed to the 
Dorchester and Roxbury members. On analyzing the duties 
performed by the several companies composing the depart- 
ment, it was found that the alarms of fire in the Dorchester 
and West Roxbury Districts were about the same in number 
and less than one half of those of any other of the companies 
of the older call districts ; the average duty of the last named 
being nearly equal, showing an average of 88 per cent, of 
the greatest response of any call company, while the Dor- 
chester company's (less Engine 21) was but 32, AVesst Rox- 
bury 30, and Brighton 16, in the same ratio. In view of this 
showing the Board did not feel justified in granting the 
request of the call members as named in the petition, but 
recognized their claim to additional compensation ; also that 
the permanent men should be paid the amount paid to those 
of the same grade in the call districts, and it seemed proper 
and just that the pay of the call members in the Dorchester 
District (with the exception of those attached to Engine 21, 
who do more duty and respond out of the district) should be 



Fire Commissioners' Report. hi 

equalized or approximated to those of the West Roxbury 
members, and a reduction was decided on. 

The petition of the Brighton call members was favorably 
considered, and the pay-rolls of the companies in the districts 
named were amended and reestablished, as follows : — 

Call members in the Dorchester 

District . . . . $175 00 reduction $50 00 

Call Foreman in the Dorchester 

District . . . . 225 00 " 75 00 

Call members in the West Rox- 
bury District attached to the 
steamer and H. and L. Co. 150 00 advance 50 00 

Call Foreman of H. and L. Co. 200 00 " 50 00 

Call members of the Chemical 

Engines . . . . - 75 00 " 25 00 

Members of the Brighton Dis- 
trict 75 00 25 00 

Call Foreman of the Brighton 

District . . . . 125 00 " 25 00 

Assistant enginemen in West 
Roxbury and Brighton Dis- 
tricts . ' . . . 1,100 00 " 100 00 

Permanent drivers . . . 1,000 00 " 280 00 

Houses. 

The houses for the apparatus are in good condition, the 
necessary repairs being made by detail from the permanent 
force, as the need is made apparent. During the year the 
second story of Chemical Engine House No. 4, in Roslindale, 
formerly used for Primary-school purposes, has been vacated 
and turned over to this department by the Superintendent of 
Public Buildings ; the premises have been fitteit up at a small 
expense as a residence for the driver in charge, and is now 
occupied by him and his family, he paying rent therefor to 
the City Treasury. This house, in addition to the houses of 
Chemical Engines Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7, and Hose-house No. 
6, pay into the City Treasury some $1,200 as rent; and it is 
the policy of the Board where one permanent man only is 
employed on a piece of apparatus, to fit up for his residence, 
when practicable, the upper portion of the house, in order to 
assure his immediate response at alarms of fire while at 
meals, and to avoid other absences that this occupancy would 
make unnecessary. 

The access to the apartments are independent of the ap- 
paratus room and quite convenient, giving satisfaction to the 
tenants, and income to the city. 



iv City Document No. 52. 

The House of Hook and Ladder No. 7, on the north side 
of Meeting-house Hill, in the Dorchester District, has been 
removed to the lot of land adjoining Engine-house No. 17, in 
which the horses were and are now stabled. An addition 
has been made to the apparatus room, giving ample room for 
the carriage and close proximity to the horses, which had 
heretofore been separated a distance of several hundred feet. 
This change obviates the delay that formerly took place and 
gives a prompt response to the required duty. 

Apparatus. 

The apparatus of the department is the same as reported 
last year with the addition of two new fuel-wagons. 

" Relief- valves " have been applied to 2t> of the steamers 
in active service, and two to the "reserve ; " those not having 
them will soon be supplied. This addition has proved suc- 
cessful in applying only as much water as may be needed 
in the extinguishment of fires, as it is by its construction 
made to allow a gate, or "shut-off," in the hose-pipe nozzle 
to be closed without stopping the working of the engine, and 
does away largely with the shouting of orders to stop the 
passing of water, and a large saving of damage by water is 
thus obtained, and little strain upon the hose is apparent. 
All of the Hose Companies are also supplied with these 
shut-off nozzles. 

Nearly all the engines are furnished with " steam-heaters," 
which keep the water in their boilers at a boiling-heat, and 
in a few minutes can be raised to the requisite power for 
practical use ; they are automatic in their construction, re- 
quiring but little care beside the feeding. All but three of 
these, as also the relief-valves, were made in the Department 
Repair Shop, and give entire satisfaction both in practice and 
in the economy of their application. 

Engine No. 11 has been thoroughly repaired, a new boiler 
supplied, and it is now considered equal to a new one. 
Engine No. 5, now in the shop, is going through the same 
process, and will be of the same character when completed. 

The apparatus of the department consists of — 



Steam fire-engines 

Chemical " . 

Horse hose-carriages, used by engine 

companies .... 
Horse hose-carriages used by indepen 

dent companies 



service. 

29 

7 


In reserve. 

3 
1 


Total. 

32 

8 


19 




19 


11 


5 


16 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 





In Service. 


In Reserve. 


Total. 


Hose-carriages attached to engines 


11 


16 


27 


Hook and ladder 


carriages fully 








equipped 
Aerial ladder 


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11 
1 


1 


12 

1 


Skinner ladder . 


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1 


1 


Hand-engines 


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1 


1 


Coal wagons 


.... 


18 




18 


Supply wagons, Fire 
Supply wagons, Fire 


Department 
-Alarm branch 


2 
2 


1 


3 

2 


Engineers' wagons 


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4 


2 


6 


Bugiiies 


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2 




2 


Hose pungs 
Jobbing pungs . 
Engineers' sleighs 


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35 

2 
5 




35 

2 
5 



Two coal-wagons have been added during the year and 
are included above. 

Two of the reserve engines, "Old 1 " and "Old 7," con- 
demned as unfit for fin t her service some two years since, 
after being stored, awaiting a purchaser, have been broken up 
in the repair-shop, the parts suitable for use being retained 
and the remainder sold or exchanged for new material dur- 
ing the past year. " Old 9 " was found to be unsafe for fire 
service, and by order of the Board was condemned, being, 
like the other two, impracticable to repair. Old No. 6, one 
of the reserve engines, being of a heavy class, and the 
department not needing its service, it was deemed advisable 
to dispose of it, as an opportunity to do so presented itself, 
and it was sold, leaving three for reserve use, all in good 
condition ; and that number is believed to be ample for the 
purpose. 

Hose. 

The hose during the year has been tested as to strength 
and fitness for service ; all that would stand the pressure 
of 100 pounds to the square inch has been retained; 
those lengths that failed. to do so have generally been con- 
demned and laid aside to be sold as old material. In addi- 
tion to that condemned as unfit for service, some 40 pieces, 
about 1,900 feet, were destroyed by the intense heat and 
falling of the walls of Holmes' furniture manufactory, in the 
Charlestown District, on the night of January 31. 

The number of feet of hose on hand in use in the depart- 
ment is as follows : — 



Rubber . 


14,783 feet 


Cotton 


31,095 " 


Leather . 


16,850 " 



vi City Document No. 52. 

Chemical. . 3,381 feet. 

Hand . . 2,578 " 
Suction . . 823 " 



Total . 69,510 

Its proportional value being: reliable, 85 per cent; not 
fully reliable, 15 per cent. 

Horses. 

The horses in the department, including 3 in the Fire- 
Alarm branch, number 137, and they are in good condition. 
There has been but little sickness and few injuries in propor- 
tion to the number and the service required of them ; 2 have 
died, 11 have been exchanged, and 13 have been bought, 
(including those taken in exchange). 

The Apparatus Repair-Shop 

is conducted on the same principles as formerly reported, 
almost the entire repairs for the Fire Department, Fire-Alarm 
Telegraph, Bells and Clocks, and Engine-houses, being done 
by nine permanently employed men, including machinists, 
blacksmiths, painter and wheelwright, assisted largely by 
skilled workmen detailed "from the permanent force of the 
Fire Department, fully competent to perform the duties 
required of them. The work done will compare favorably 
with that of outside establishments of like character, and 
has proved very satisfactory both as to durability and 
cost. The amount charged on the books for its maintenance 

is $11,780 89 

Less a credit of old material exchanged for new 392 68 

Total $11,388 21 

Distributed as follows : — 

Repairs of apparatus $7,907 43 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph and Bells and Clocks . 1,491 96 
Engine-houses and Hose and Harness Shop . 1,104 60 
Tools and small supplies, Hydrants and Reser- 
voirs 884 22 

The total includes 10 per cent, allowed to cover waste and 
running account. 

Hose and Harness Shop. 

The Hose and Harness Shop continues to make and repair 
the harnesses, and to repair the damaged hose, together with 
such other work as may come within its scope. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. vii 

The cost of its maintenance in repairing hose is $977 30 

Less a credit for old material exchanged fur new 187 18 

$790 12 
Making new and repairing harnesses . . 1,509 58 

Total . . . . . . $2,299 70 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 

Occasional failures on some of the bells and gongs have 
given some cause for complaints, but measures have been 
taken to prevent a repetition, and it is hoped that no 
further trouble will be had in that direction. 

In the last report it was stated that material had been pur- 
chased and arrangements made to extend the system to the 
Brighton District, add more boxes in the West Roxbury 
Di;-trict, and connect with head-quarters, all of which has 
been clone, and at this time all alarms are sounded from the 
Central Office at City Hall. 

During the year — 

3 boxes have been placed in Brighton. 

3 " " " " " West Roxbury. 

4 " " " " " Chariest own. 
3 " " " " " Roxbury. 

1 " " " " " Dorchester. 

1 " " " " " So. Boston. 

6 " " " " " City Proper. 

Total 21 

Arrangements are being made to place G more boxes in 
the Brighton District, and to connect the wires with the 
steam-whistle of the abbatoir, which will sound the number 
of the box in the same manner as is now sounded on the 
bells. 

Fires. 

The city is still fortunate in being exempted from large 
losses consecpient from fires ; the number of alarms have 
slightly increased, though the loss on both buildings and 
contents has somewhat decreased. The only serious fire 
that threatened a conflagration occurred on the night of 
January 31, 1878, during the severest snow-storm expe- 
rienced for many years, the wind blowing a gale from the 
north-east ; the tire first appearing in an extensive furniture 
manufactory, some 300 feet in length and 6 stories in height. 



vin City Document No. 52. 

The nature of its contents added volume to the flames, and 
before the apparatus could respond to the promptly given 
alarm, the upper stories were well on fire, and the structures 
on the opposite side of the street had begun to burn, threat- 
ening to carry destruction far and wide. The alarming 
appearance, so early in its beginning, prompted the district 
engineer to repeat the alarms with rapidity, and finally to 
strike the "General," which brought most of the apparatus 
from all parts of the city. Considering the driving storm 
and the consequent obstructed condition of the streets, the 
department responded with remarkable promptitude, and 
their energetic efforts stayed the flames from devastating a 
large territory, covered with frame buildings, consisting of 
dwellings, stables, work-shops, and manufactories, and 
threatening the destruction of the whole di.-trict. The num- 
ber of buildings wholly destroyed was 9 ; partially destroyed, 
13 ; the loss in the furniture manufactory and contents was 
$100,074; on other buildings, $23,150." The management 
and results reflected great credit on the department, and 
thanks are due for the valuable aid given by Engine No. 1 
of Chelsea and two hose-carriages from Somerville, Chief 
Engineer Dyke of the former, and Chief Engineer Hopkins 
of the latter city giving their personal assistance in 
addition. 

It is with pleasure that the Board direct your attention 
to the heroic acts of those who are depended on to protect 
the lives, as well as the property, of the citizens. On the 
evening of June 5, during a severe tempest, the tenement 
house, No. 50 Shawmut avenue, was discovered to be ou 
fire in the entries and stairways, cutting off all egress to 
the street. The alarm was promptly sounded, and the 
department responded with their usual celerity, and soon 
enough to be able to save the lives, with one exception, of 
such of the occupants as had failed to ascend to the roof 
and gain safety on the adjoining building. Successful 
efforts were made by members of the department and 
by citizens to rescue these imperilled persons. The offi- 
cers and members of Hook and Ladder Company No. 3 
and Protective Company No. 2 rendered prominent service. 
Ladderman C. O. Poland and George M. Carr, of Hook and 
Ladder Company No. 3, also Assistant Foreman Huff and 
Privates Hitchcock and Packard, of Protective Company 
No. 2, are named as being conspicuous in their efforts. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



IX 



Alarms. 

Number of Telegraph Fires .... 
" " False .... 

" " Needless . . . 

" Exhibitions by tappers 
Fires extinguished without giving public alarm 

Total i 



278 

8 

41 

2 

185 

514 



Comparative Alarms and Losses, Insurance, etc. 

Number of Alarms. 

May, 1873, to 1874 . . 720, including 266 stills. 



1874, to 1875 

1875, to 1876 

1876, to 1877 

1877, to 1878 



702, 
483, 
509, 
514, 



244 

140 
207 
185 



May, 



Loss on Buildings and Contents. 

Buildings. Contents. Total, 

1873, to 1874, $1,134,835 95 $2,295,546 55 $3,430,382 50 

1874, to 1875, 424,979 00 793,524 00 1,228,403 00 

1875, to 1876, 152,810 00 388,462 00 541,272 00 

1876, to 1877, 167,027 00 314,327 00 481,354 00 

1877, to 1878, 215,020 00 300,989 00 516,009 00' 



Insurance on Buildings and Contents. 



May, 1873, to 1874, 
" 1874, to 1875, 
" 1875, to 1876, 
" 1876, to 1877, 
" 1877, to 1878, 



Buildings. 

$1,341,476 45 
1,758,939 00 
1,348,925 00 
1,530,943 00 
1,981,419 00 



Contents. 

$2,102,274 32 
1,918,069 00 
1,727,558 00 
1,296,585 00 
1,822,491 00 



Fires. 



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



Total. 

$3,443,750 77 

3,677,008 00 

3,076,483 00 

2.827.528 00 

3,803,910 00 



442 

392 

16 



Buildings. 

Slightly damaged . . . . . . 263 

Considerably damaged ...... 74 

Totally destroyed 18 

Most of those totally destroyed were comparatively of little 
value. 



City Document No. 52. 



Discharges and Appointments. 

The changes in the department during the year are as fol- 
lows : — 

Deaths 2 

Honorably discharged ...... 28 

Discharged for cause : — 

Conduct prejudicial to good order . . 1 

General inefficiency ..... 1 

— 2 

Both of whom were of the permanent force. 

Total 32 

Appointments ....... 21 

Transfers . 10 

Reduced to the ranks ...... 2 

Promotions . . . . ... . . 5 

Deaths. 

John H. Brown, of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 8. 
Frederick A. W. Gay, of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3. 

Accidents. 

The number of accidents is decreased from last year's 
statement, one of which proved fatal. While responding 
to an alarm of fire, Mr. F. A. W. Gay, a member of Hook 
and Ladder Co. No. 3, was caught between the door-post of 
the ladder-house and the hub of the. wheel of the ladder 
carriage, and injured so severely that he died during the 
evening of the day of his injury. Mr. Gay was of excellent 
repute, faithfully performing his duty, cheerful in his manner, 
and friendly to those who came in his pathway of life ; 
he had accumulated a moderate competency by his industry 
and economical habits, and his example was of a nature that 
helped to pleasantly pass the unoccupied or leisure hours of 
his associates. He was a man that the department could ill- 
afford to part with, and his memory will linger long and 
favorably in the recollections of his companions. Let his 
memoriam be, " He died in the Service of the Public." 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



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City Document No. 52. 



Police. 

The thanks of this department are due to the Chief 
and his force for the valuable service rendered from time 
to time. 

A majority of the alarms are given by members of the 
Police, and with commendable promptness. 



Boston Protective Department. 

The Protective Department is in the performance of the 
duty they Avere organized to perform, and they have during 
the year been successful in preventing large losses by fire 
and water. 



Water and Hydrants. 

The Water Board has continued to furnish the facilities 
needed for supplying water, and the city is at the present 
time well protected. During the year there has been 113 
hydrants added, 31 of which are of the Lowry pattern; 52 
Post; 39 Boston, and 1 Boston Y. 



Comparative Cost without and with Water and Hydrant 
Account. 





Fire 
Dep't. 


F. Alarm 
Bells and 
Clocks. 


Engine- 
houses. 


Total. 


Water & 
Hydrants. 


Total. 


Alarms. 


«| 




Bell. 

361 
389 
434 


Still. 


£| 


1871-2 

1872-3 
1873-4 


$339,519.63 
530,928.90 
510,529.29 


$42,763.89 
40,507.50 
51,092.49 


$26,829.98 
16,024.35 
28,77S.37 


$409,113.50 
587,460.25 
590,400.13 


$59,730 
74,382 
81,111 


$46S,843.50 
661.S42.25 
671,511.13 


188 
251 
246 


549 
640 
680 



1874-5 


503,431.63 


35.258.25 


14,099.25 


54S.155.41 


95,232 


643.3S7.41 


458 


244 


702 


1875-6 


460,295.49 


24,698.39 


6,668.43 


491,662.31 


103.9S0 


595,642.31 


343 


140 


4S3 


1876-7 


443,514.04 


30,267.97 


3,950.81- 


477,732.82 


116,550 


594.2S2.82 


302 


207 


509 


1877-8 


427,726.40 


20,627.38 


4,200.59 


452,554.37 


120,930 


573,484.37 


329 


1S5 


514 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xiii 



Expenses of the Department. 

The expenditures of the whole department are as fol- 
lows : — 
Fire Department, less "Water and Hydrant 

account $427,720 40 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph . 18,142 02 

Bells and Clocks ..... 2,485 36 

Engine-houses 4,200 59 



L52,554 37 



Add charge for Water and Hydrant ac- 
count 120,930 00 



Total $573,484 37 

The members of both the permanent and call forces cheer- 
fully perform their allotted duties ; the discipline and efficiency 
of the department are, we believe, improving, and we trust 
that the record given year by year will show that the care 
and expense of its maintenance is worthily bestowed. 

The thanks of the Commission are due to the Committee 
on Fire Department for their hearty and cordial support of 
all measures adopted to increase the discipline and efficiency 
of the department. 

DAVID CHAMBERLIN, 
HENRY W. LONG LEY, 
CHARLES H. ALLEN, 

Fire Commissioners. 



APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX A. 

Boaed of Fire Commissioners. 

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

David Chamberlin, Chairman, for one year, from May, 
1877. Re-appointed for a term of three years from May, 
1878. 

Greeley S. Curtis, for two years, from May, 1877. Re- 
signed March 25, 1878. 

Henry W. Longley, for three years, from May, 1877. 

Charles H. Allen, for unexpired term of Greeley S. Cur- 
tis. Appointed April 1, 1878. 

Salaries, $3,000 each. 



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

Engineers. 

Chief Engineer, Wm. A. Green, 8 Montgomery place. 
Head-quarters, City Hall. 

■ Assistant Engineers. 
Joseph Dunbar, Head-quarters, Engine House 9 



John Bartlett, 
Wm. H. Cunningham, 
Samuel Abbott, Jr., 
John W. Regan, 
George Brown, 
George C. Fernald, 
John Colligan, 
James Munroe, 
J. Foster Hewins, 



27 

25 

4 

26 
1 
3 

13 

12 
18 



Brown S. Flanders, Inspector and Aid to the Chief. 
Head-quarters, Apparatus Repair Shop. 



2 City Document No. 52. 

Call Engineers. 

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

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

Clerks. 
B. F. Underbill, Jr., David L. Adamson. 

Force. 
The force, as now organized, consists of 628 members, 



Head-quarters. 



Commissioners 
Clerks 



Engineers. 



Chief Engineer . 

Permanent Assistant Engineers 

Call 



1 
11 

2 



Permanent Force. 




Foremen . . . . , . 


22 


Assistant Foremen 








9 


Enginemen 








27 


Assistant Enginemen 








27 


Hosemen . 








80 


Laddermen 








32 


Chemical Enginemen 








2 


Drivers . . . 








42 


Hostlers 








4 


Teamster . , 








1 


Deck Hands — Fire Boat 






4 


Call Force. 




Foremen ...... 


31 


Hosemen .... 


214 


Laddermen 1 






• 


104 



14 



250 



349 



Superintendent 
Operators . 
Repairers . 
Battery Man 



Appendix. 



Fire Alarm. 



Grand Total . 



628 



Pay-Roll of the Fire Department, 
As Established by the Board. 



Chief Engineer 
Sup't of Fire Alarms 
Assistant Engineers . 
" " call 



£3,000 per annum. 
2,300 " 
1,500 « 
300 « 



Permanent Force. 



Foremen . 
Assistant Foremen 
Enginemen 
Assistant Enginemen 
Hosemen . 
Laddermen. 
Chemical Engineman 



at the rate of $1,250 per annum. 
» 1,100 
" 1,200 
« « 1,100 

» 1,000 
« 1,000 
1,000 



Captain 
Enginemen 
Assistant Enginemen 
Deck Hands 



Fire-Boat. 

at the rate of $1,250 per annum, 
" " 1,200 

" " 1,100 

« « i s ooo " 



Permanent Foremen 

Call 

Permanent Driver 

Hosemen 

Laddermen 



Call Force. 
at the rate of 



; 1,000 per annum. 

300 " 
1,000 " 

225 

225 " 



City Document No. 52. 



West Roxbury District. 



Permanent Foremen 

Call 

Call 

Assistant Enginemen 

Drivers 

Hosemen, Engine Co. 

" Chemical Engine 
Hosemen in charge 

Chemical Engine 
Laddermen 



at the rate of 



51,000 per annum. 

150 " 

100 " 

1,000 '< 

720 

100 << 

50 " 

1,000 " 

100 " 



Brighton District. 



Permanent Foremen . 

Enginemen 

Hosemen in charge 

Chemical Engine 
Driver 

Call Foreman 
Hosemen . 
Laddermen . 



at the rate of $1,000 per annum. 
'.' 1,000 



1,000 

720 

100 

50 

50 



Fire Districts. 
The city is 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 street, and north of Summer 
street and the N.Y. and N.E.R.R, Pas- 
senger 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. 

District 5. — All that part south of Districts 3 and 4 to 
the centre of Dover-street drawbridge, 
and a line running through the centre of 
Dover, Berkeley, Boylston, Arlington, 
Beacon, and Otter streets to the water. 



Appendix. 5 

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 drawbridge ; 
thence through the centre of Albany, 
Northampton 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 Roxbury, 
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 Roxbury 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 
Districts 8 and 9, including West Rox- 
bury. 

Assignment of Districts. 

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





Engineer in Command. 


Companies in District. 


District. 


Engines. 


Chem. 
Engines. 


Hook and 
Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 
2 

3 
4 
5 
6 

8 
8 
10 


Joseph Dunbar .... 

Wm. H. Cunningham . 
Samuel Abbott, Jr. . . 
John W. Regan . . . 

George C. Fernald . . 
J. Foster He-wins . . . 


6, *9, 11 

*27 

8, *25, F.B. 

*4, 6, 10 

7, *26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23 

*13, 14, 29 

*12, 21, 24 

16,17,*18, 19, 20,28 


1 

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4. 7, 


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1 

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4 

6, 7, 10, 


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1,2,3,4, 

8 

9, 10, 12, 
5 

7 



* Head-quarters of District Engineer. 



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



City Document No. 52. 



The Engineer of 

District No. 1. 

District No. 2.- 

District No. 3. — 

District No. 4. — 

District No. 5. — 

District No. 6, — 

District No. 7. — 



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

To second alarms in Nos. 3 and 4. 

To third alarms in No. 5. 

To first alarms in Nos. 4, 5, and to East 
Boston Ferry for No. 1. 

To first alarms in Nos. 2, 5, and that 
part of No. 7 west of Columbus 
avenue. 

To third alarms in No. 7. 

-To first alarms in Nos. 3, 4, 6, and 7. 

To third alarms in Nos. 1 and 2. 
■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. 

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. 

To first alarms in Nos. 7, 9, and Jamaica 
Plain. 

To second alarms in No. 10. 

To third alarms in Nos. 5 and 6. 

To first alarms in Nos. 7, 8, and Dor- 
chester. 

To second alarms in Nos. 6 and 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. 



District No. 8.- 

District No. 9.- 
District No. 10.- 



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Appendix. 13 



Pungs. 



There are 39 pungs in use by the department, — 35 for 
carrying hose and 2 for jobbing, and 2 for Fire Alarm De- 
partment. 

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. 

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. 

Supply Wagons. 

No. 1. Kept at Hose-house No. 8, North Grove street. 

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. 

Spare Apparatus. 

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

One hose carriage, with 400 feet of 2|-inch hose, in build- 
ing on Nawn street, owned by Owen Nawn. 

One hose carriage, with 1,000 feet of 2|-inch hose, En- 
gine House No. 25, Fort Hill square, to be used in cases of 
large fires. 

Deer Island. One hand engine, with two hose carriages 
and 700 feet of rubber and cotton hose, belonging to the 
Fire Department, and stored here, to be used by the con- 
victs, if required. 

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

Steam Fire Engine known as Relief A, also Mystic No. 1, 
and one formerly known as No. 2. 

Hose Carriages, known as Relief A, B, C, and D. 

One third-class Hand Engine in store at Hose House 
No. 7. 



14 



City Document No. 52. 



During the year Steam Fire Engines formerly known as 
Nos. 1, 7, and 9 have been condemned; and one known as 
No. 6 has been sold. 

One hand Engine from Old Hand Engine House, West 
Roxbury District, has been sold. 

Hydrants. 

During the year 113 Hydrants have been established and 
16 abandoned, as follows : — 







Established. 


Abandoned. 




Boston. 
Y. 


Lowry. 


Boston. 


Post. 


Total. 


Lowry. 


Boston- 


Total. 


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




1 


6 

1 

2 
4 
2 
6 


3 
3 
5 

10 
7 

10 
1 


2 

2 
2 
12 
24 
6 
5 


8 
3 
6 
8 
24 
35 
17 
12 


1 


3 
1 
1 

3 
3 
1 
3 


3 

1 
1 

3 

3 
2 
3 


Totals .... 


1 


21 


39 


52 


113 


1 


15 


16 



Total Number of Hydrants May 1, 1878. 





Boston. 
Y. 


Lowry. 


Boston. 


Post. 

10 

7 

13 
34 
175 
116 
16 
16 


Total. 






429 
128 
69 
651 
553 
85 
67 

159 


848 
348 
181 
104 
42 
18 
16 

33 


1,287 
476 






287 




1 


769 




629 






278 
189 






16 






208 








Totals 


1 


2,161 


1,590 


387 


4,139 





Appendix. 



15 



FIRE RESERVOIRS, 

Where Water can be obtained in case of Fire within the City of Boston, 
May 1, 1878. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


1 






4-inch pipe. 




2 


Anderson street, opposite Phillips 


300 to 400 


Cover in street. 


3 


Blossom, cor. McLean street .... 


" 


" 


" 


4 




ii •• 


Spring. 
4-inch pipe. 




5 


Bowdoln square, opposite Bulfinch 






fi 


Brattle street, cor. Brattle square . . 






7 




300 to 400 


« 




8 


Batterymarch, near Broad street . . 


.. 


« 


Cover in street. 


p 






„ 




10 




300 to 400 


Cover in Irving st. 


11 


Cambridge, cor. of Hancock street . 


" 


" 


Cover in Hancock st. 


12 


Chambers, cor. of Poplar street . . . 


" 


" 


Iron cover. 


13 


Causeway, cor. of Herrimac street . 




.< 




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 street . . . 


300 to 400 




Cover in street. 


19 




" 




Cover on south side. 


20 


Court square, opposite south-east 








21 








22 


Church street, front of Methodist 








m 






CI 


24 


West Canton street, opposite No. 89 


60 to 70 




23 






4-inch pipe. 




26 


West Dedhani street, opposite 67 . . 


60 to 70 




I, I. 


27 


East street, opposite the School-house 




4-inch pipe. 




28 


Edinboro', near Essex street .... 


60 to 70 


" 


I. I. 


29 




300 to 400 


" 


.. ,< 


30 






i. 


■I II. 


81 


Franklin, cor. of Hawley street . . . 


60 to 70 





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City Document No. 52. 



Fi™e Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


32 


Franklin, cor. of Devonshire street . 


200 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 




as 










34 


Federal street, opposite Piper's wharf 


300 to 400 






as 








i> <. 


36 


Hanover street, opposite No. 96 . . 


300 to 400 




Cover in street. 


37 


Hanover, at the junction of Salem 




Hose. 




88 


Hanover street, front of Station-house 
No. 1 


300 to 400 




89 


Hanover, cor. of Clark street .... 


" 






40 




■ < ii 


4-inch pipe. 


Cover opposite No. 
4. 


41 


Hawkins street, front of old Mayhew 




42 
43 


Hudson, cor. of Kneeland street . . 


60 to 70 


Iron cover on side- 
walk. 


44 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Kneeland 


60 to 70 






45 


Harrison 'avenue, cor. of Bennett st. 






Iron cover. 


48 


Harrison avenue, opposite Curve 




« 




47 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Asylum 






48 


Harrison avenue, near Hallett & 








49 


Liberty square, opposite No. 1, near 


300 to 400 


.. 


,. 


60 


Leverett, opposite Spring street . . 


K 


" 


" " 


61 


Lancaster, cor. of Merrimac street . 


" 




» " 


52 


Mount Vernon street, rear of the 


II 11 


(( 




53 


Mount Vernon street, near Louisburg 








54 


Myrtle, cor. of Irving street .... 


., 




Cover in Irving st. 


55 




■1 11 






56 


Pearl street, opposite Sturgis street . 


,. 


" 


Iron cover. 


57 


Pleasant, cor. of Carver street . . . 


" 


" 


Cover in Carver st 


5S 










59 




300 to 400 


" 


Iron cover. 


60 


Salem street, front of Christ Church 


.. 


" 


" " 


61 


Shawmut ave., cor. of Canton street 


" 






fifl 










63 


Summer street, opposite 115 .... 


300 to 400 


'• 





Appendix. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



17 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


64 


State street, opp. Traveller building 


300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


65 








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66 


South Market St., opp. No. 35 .- . . 


300 to 400 


•' 


Cover opp. No. 35. 


67 


Sudbury square, opp. No. 52 ... . 


" 


., 


Cover in centre. 


68 


Somerset street, cor. Allston .... 


" 


" 




69 






<• 




70 




300 to 400 




Cover in square. 


71 


Tremout street, at entrance to Peni- 






79 






l4 




73 


Tremont, cor. of Park street .... 


300 to 400 




74 


Tremont, cor. of Mason street . . . 


" 


" 


.. « 


7") 






2-inch pipe. 




76 


Tremout street, front of Winthrop 






77 




60 to 70 






78 










79 




300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


80 


Washington, cor. of Milk street . . 


,. .. 


•' 


( Cover on sidewalk, 
I comer Old South 
( Church. 


81 






l< 




82 


"Washington street, cor. Avon place . 


300 to 400 


« 


Cover in Avon pi. 


83 


Washington St., opp. Boston Theatre 




" 


Iron cover. 


84 


Washington, opp. Common street . 


300 to 400 




Cover on sidewalk. 


85 






„ 




86 


Washington, cor. of Kneeland street 




» 


Iron cover. 


87 


Washington, cor. of Motte street . . 


300 to 400 


" 


Cover in Motte st. 


88 


Washington, cor. of Florence street 
Washington street, front of Old 








89 


300 to 400 


.. 


Cover on sidewalk. 


90 


Washington street, opposite South 






Wooden cover. 


91 


Washington, near cor. Union Park 


300 to 400 






9? 


Washington, cor. of Brookline street 
■Washington, cor. Northampton street 








93 




« 




94 


Washington street, opposite Metro- 








95 


Warrenton, cor. of Eliot street . . . 


300 to 400 


.< 


« . 



18 



City Document No. 52. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



100 

101 

102 
103 

104 
105 

106 
107 
108 
109 
110 
111 
112 
113 

114 
115 



117 
118 
119 
120 
121 
122 
123 

124 
125 
126 



SOUTH BOSTON. 
Broadway, near Dorchester avenue , 



A street, opposite church, near 
Broadway 



Broadway, opposite 136, near B st. . 

Broadway, opposite Baptist church . 

Broadway, opposite Hawes School 
house 



Broadway, opposite the gate of No. 
579 



B, cor. Fourth street . . 
C street, opposite Bolton 
D street, near Broadway 



Broadway, opposite No. 483, near 
Dorchester street 



Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 



E street, opposite No. 331 . . . 

E. cor. Baxter street 

Fourth, cor. Dorchester avenue , 

Fourth, cor. E street 

Fourth, cor. Dorchester street , 
Fifth, cor. Dorchester avenue . 

Emerson street 

Second near Dorchester street 

EAST BOSTON. 
Cottage, near Sumner street . 



Central square, near cor. of Benning- 
ton and Porter streets 



Chelsea, nearly opposite Decatur 
street 



Lexington street, opposite 54 and 56 . 

Liverpool, cor. Maverick street . . . 

Maverick sq., opp. Plummer's store . 

Meridian st., opp. the Public Library 

Meridian street, opp. 243 and 245 . . 

Monmouth, near cor. of Marion st. . 

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



Filled by 



4-inch pipe. 



Sumner street, opp. 412 . . 
Trenton street, opp. No. 86 . 
Webster street, opp. No. 126 



Cover opposite the 
church. 



Cover on sidewalk. 



On sidewalk, side 
church. 



Appendix. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



19 



Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 



Filled by 



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 Kenilworth street 
Dudley, near "Warren street . . . 
Dudley, cor. of Greenville street . 
Dudley, cor. of Hampden 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, opp. No. 49 . 
Hillmont street, opp. No. 20 . . . 
Norfolk street, opp. No. 30 ... . 
Oakland, cor. of Thornton street . 
Parker, cor. of Alleghany street . 
Regent, near St. James street . . 
Ruggles, cor. of Cabot street . . . 
Ruggles street, opp. Lingham's store 
Smith street, opp. No. 19 ... . 
Swett, cor. of Reed street . . . 
"Washington street, opposite Willow 



Washington, cor. Bartlett street . 

Vernon, corner of Auburn street . 

Vernon, corner of Belmont street . 

Warren, near Washington street . 

"Warren street, junction of Walnut 
avenue 



"Warren, corner Waverley street . 

Warren street, junction of Blue Hill 
avenue 



700 
600 to 700 
200 to 300 



4-inch pipe. 



Cover on sidewalk. 



Cover opposite the 
fountain. 



400 to 600 
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 



Cover in square. 



Spring. 



4-inch pipe. 



20 



City Document No. 52. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


161 


Washington, cor. Eustis street . . . 


200 to 300 






162 


"Washington, opposite Zeigler street 


400 to 500 


4-inch pipe. 




163 


Roxbury, junction Linden park . . . 


200 to 300 


" 




164 


Walnut avenue, opposite No. 92 . . 


400 to 500 


" 




165 


Winthrop street, cor. Blue Hill ave. 


700 


" 




166 


Winslow, cor. of Tabor street . . . 


600 fo 700 


Spring. 




167 


Yeoman, cor. Chad-wick street . . . 
DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 


200 to 800 


4-inch pipe. 




168 


Adams, cor. of Hancock street . . . 


" 


Spring. 




169 


Boston, cor. of Cottage street .... 


500 to 600 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron Cover. 


170 


Dorchester avenue, cor. of Adams st. 


" 


" 




171 


Everett, cor. of Elm street, — Harri- 


.. „ 






172 


Meeting-house Hill, opposite Engine 


100 to 200 






173 


Narragansett, near Minot street . . . 


500 to 600 


Spring. 


.. ,< 


174 


Richmond, near Washington street . 


" 






175 


Sumner, cor. of Stoughton street . . 


" 


4-inch pipe. 




176 


Walnut street, opposite Post Office . 


.< 


Spring. 




177 


Washington, cor. Bowdoin street . . 


700 to 800 




" " 


178 


Washington St., opposite Gleason's 


200 to 300 








CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 


(Galls.) 






179 


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


50,000 


Spring. 


Large. 


180 


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 sts. . 


25,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


183 


Bunker Hill street, between Linden 


27,000 
27,000 


Hydrant. 
Rain. 




184 


Bunker Hill street, near gun-house . 


.. .« .. 


185 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Elm streets 


28,000 


" 




186 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Cook streets 


25,000 


" 


" 


187 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Decatur sts. 


25,000 


" . 




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 


25,000 


Rain. 


<> ii ii 


191 


City square, near Bunker Hill Bank . 


30,000 




.. .. .. 


192 


Chestnut street, opposite No. 44 . . 


26,000 


" 


" 



Appendix. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



21 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Galls.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


193 


Concord street, 150 feet from Bunker 


15,000 

28,000 
25,000 
26,000 


Spring. 

First Church. 
Spring. 




194 


Ferrin street, 100 feet from Bunker 




195 




Water from roof. 


196 


Junction of Henley and Warren sts. 




197 


Junction of Henley and Chelsea sts. 


27,000 


" 




198 




27,000 


Houses. 


" 


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 


60,000 
27,000 


„ 




202 


Cor. of Lexington and Tremont sts. 


" 




203 




20,000 


.< 




204 


Main street, junction of Austin and 


35,000 


« 




206 


Main street, opposite Albion court . 


15,000 


" 




206 


Main street, opposite Phipps street . 


25,000 


Bain. 


Outlets from street. 


207 


Main street, junction of Mill street . 


30,000 


" 


" " 


208 




25,000 


Spring. 




209 


Oak street, junction of Russell . . . 


25,000 


" 




210 




25,000 


" 




211 




26,000 


" 




212 


Cor. of Summer and Elm streets . . 


25,000 


" 




213 


Union street, between "Washington 


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 st. and Henley place 


25,000 


Spring & well. 





22 



City Document No. 52. 



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



218 
219 
220 
221 



225 
226 
227 

228 

229 
230 

231 

232 
233 
234 



Hyde's Corner, corner Perkins and 
Centre streets 

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

Corner of Centre and Green streets . 

On the Green at Flag Staff 

On Burroughs street, corner of Brew- 
er street 

On Burroughs street, opposite school- 
house 

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 Roxhury, 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 



Well. 
Reservoir. 



Well. 



Depth. 



9 feet. 
Ill " 
16 " 
16 " 

19 '• 

221 " 

9 " 

11 " 

II " 

11 " 

10 « 



Capacity. 
(Galls.) 



18,000 
23,000 
32,000 



16,000 

22,000 
22,000 
22,000 
20,000 

20,000 

25,000 

25,000 

25,000 



BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 



236 

237 
23S 



Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 



Brighton Centre . 
Union square . . , 
School-house yard 



250 
200 
200 



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



FIRES 'AND ALARMS 

FROM 

MAY 1ST, 1877, TO APRIL 30TH, 1878. 



MAY. 

Tuesday. No. 52 Anderson St. Two stories high ; size, 15 X 25. Material, 

1st. brick. 

8.45 a.m. Owned by John Farley. 

Still. Occupied by John Farley et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on buildings, $10. Insurance on buildings, $1,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Hosemau Ely. 

Company present, Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Harvard Place, Ward 25. Three stories high; size, 21 X 65. 
2d. Material, wood. 

7.20 p.m. Owned by Dr. Mason. 

Still. Occupied by Dr. J. Turner, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on buildings, $55. Insurance on buildings, $2,400. 
Citizen. Originated in cellar. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause, defective chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
First water, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Foreman Champney. 
Company present, Engine No. 29. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with hydrant stream. 

Thursday. No. 37 Clay St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 22 X 80. 
3d. Material, wood. 

0.36 a.m. Owned by F. Gilligan. 

Box 245. Occupied by several families as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on buildings, $75. Insurance, $1,500. 

Police. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 



24 



City Document No. 52. 



Mat. 



Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

First water, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 13, 14; Chemical Engine, No. 3; 

Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 123 "Water St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 33. Material, 

3d. brick. 

7.27 p.m. Owned by W. H. Crocker heirs. 
Box 46. Occupied by G. L. Parker, Coffee-roaster. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $29. Insurance on buildings, §2,000. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, sparks from roaster. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present; Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1 and 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Fire Extinguisher. 

Thursday. Eear Sherman Square. 1 story high; size, 40 X 100. Material, 
3d. wood. 

9.29 p.m. Owned by Osborn & Co. 
Box 461. Occupied by Osborn & Co., as foundry. 
Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Police. Originated in chimney. 
Cause, foul chimney. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 6,27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Needless alarm. No fire. No damages. 



Friday. Rear of 144 W. Sixth St. One story high ; size, 6 X 10. 

4th. wood. 

4.444 pm. Owned by Wm. Lehigh. 

Box 134. Occupied by Wm. Lehigh, as shed. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 

Police. Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 



Material, 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



25 



Mat. 



Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, and 15, Hook and Ladder No. 

5, Hose Nos. 9, 10, and 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to buildings. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 75 Middlesex St. Two and a half stories high ; size, 19 X 45, 

5th. Material, wood. 

11.20 a.m. Owned by J. Donnegan. 

Still. Occupied by several families as dwellings. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, rats and matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water and Fire Extinguisher. 

Monday. Williams Court. Four stories high; size, 37 X 60. Material, 

7th. brick. 

9.30 a.m. Owned by T. S. Whiting. 

Still. Occupied by Boston Daily Herald, as printing. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Police. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, hot ashes. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 26; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with Chemical Engine stream. 



Wednesday. No. 119 South St. Two stories high; .size, 20 X 40. Material, 
9th. wood. 

10.50 p.m. Owned by Pierce heirs. 

Still. Occupied by J. J. Flynn & Co. as junk shop. 

Given by Insurance on buildings, $300. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $2. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Marden. 



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Companies present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. 
9th. 
1.40 A.M. 
Box 23. 
Given by 
Member. 



No. 10 Bulfinch St. Three stories high ; size, 23 X 40, L 16 X 28. 
Material, brick. 

Owned by Abel Phillips. 

Occupied by J. B. Smith, as caterer. 

Loss on buildings, $435.. Insurance on buildings, $8,000. 

Loss on contents, $3,931. Insurance on contents, $22,000. 

Originated in cellar. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Eirst company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Eirst water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Eorce under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Rear Sherman Square. Two stories high ; size, 16 X 24 ; L, 

12 X 16. Material, wood. 
Owned by Mr. Vernon. 
Unoccupied dwelling. 

Loss on buildings, $10. Insurance on building, $400. 
Originated in roof. 
Cause, sparks from foundry. 
Eirst company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water, Hose No. 2. 
Eorce under command of Foreman Tyler. 
Company present, Hose No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Friday. No. 82 Northampton St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 

11th. 20 X 30. Material, wood. 

10.22 a.m. Owned by Wm. Thompson. 

Still. Occupied by several families as dwelling. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present, Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Engine No. 23. 



Wednesday. 

9th. 

5.20 p.m. 

Still. ' 

Given by 

Citizen. 



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Mat. 

Friday. 

11th. 
8.40 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 

14th. 

9.44 p.m. 

Box 9. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Monday. 

14th. 
2.35 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by 

Citizen. 



Monday. 

14th. 
2.16 p.m. 
Box 353. 
Given by ■ 
Member. 

Monday. 

14th. 
2.23 p.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 116 W. Canton St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

18 X 30. Material, wood. 
Owned by Mrs. Buchanan. 
Occupied by Mrs. Buchanan as dwelling. 
Originated, chimney. 
Cause, defective chimney. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Foreman Lovell. 
Companies present, Hose No. 5. 
Confined to building. 
Needless. No fire ; no damage. 

No. 16 No. Ferry Ave. 

Cause, light in window mistaken for fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present', Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1; Fire-Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
No fire, no damage. Needless alarm. 

No. 1112 Washington St. Two and a half stories high; size, 25 X 

30. Material, wood. 
Owned by N. Curtis heirs. 
Occupied by F. J. Jessop & Sons, for boots and shoes. 

" E. Corrigan, as saloon. 

Loss on buildings, $75. No insurance. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook & Ladder No. 3. 
First water, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Engine No. 3. 

In response to a call for assistance from Milton, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 

19 ; Hook and Ladder No. 6, responded. 
Under command of Foreman Fenno. 
Needless alarm. No fire. 



Columbus Ave. Material, wooden sidewalk. 

Owned by Mr. Standish. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Foreman Smith. 

Company present, Engine No. 22. 

Needless ; no fire. 



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Monday. No. 20 Nassau St. Three and a half stories high ; size, 35 X 36. 

14th. Material, brick. 

8.21 p.m. Owned by J. Bennett heirs. 
Box 5. Occupied by N. Galvin et als., as dwelling. ' 
Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Member. Originated in chimney. 
Cause, defective chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1, Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
No damage. No fire. 



Monday. No. 27 Seneca St. Four stories high; size, 21 X 30. Material, 

14th. brick. 

8.55 p.m. Owned by John Dowling. 
Box 65. Occupied by John Dowling et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $15. Insurance, $1,200. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $200. 

Originated, basement. 

Cause, top falling off of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Chemical En- 
gine No. 2 ; Hose No. 5 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being smothered by citizens. 



Monday. Washington St. (W. R.) In the woods. 

14th. Owned by Q. A. Shaw. 

9.30 p.m. No loss. No insurance. 

Still. Originated in woods. 

Given by Cause unknown. 

Police. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Weeks. 
Companies present, Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7. 
Fire in the woods. Beat out. 



Tuesday. Washington St. (W. R.) In the woods. 
15th. Owned by Q. A. Shaw. 

9 p.m. Originated in brush. 

Still. Cause unknown. 

Given by First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Police. Force under command of Foreman Weeks. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
In the woods. Beat out. 



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Tuesday. 

15th. 
2.03 p.m. 
Box 173. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Tuesday. 

15th. 
2.15 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Glendon Whabf. 1 story high; size, 24 X 180. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by Jewett & Pitcher. 
Occupied by Jewett & Pitcher, as lumber-shed. 
No loss. No insurance. 
Originated on the roof. 
Cause, sparks. 

FlBST COMPANY AT FIKE, Hose No. 6. 

Foece undee command of Engineer Dunbar. 

NUMBEE OF ENGINEERS PRESENT, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2; 

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Coe. Commonwealth Ave. and Daetmouth St. 

size, 70 X 150. Material, brick. 
Owned by Charles Wood. 
Occupied by Charles Wood as hotel. 
No loss. No insurance. 
Oeiginated on first floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Eiest company at fiee, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company peesent, Engine No. 22. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Six stories high ; 



Tuesday. Amoey Geove. In the woods. 

loth. No loss. No insurance. 

7.50 p.m. Oeiginated in brush. 

Still. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Given by Fiest company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Police. Force undee command of Foreman Webber. 
Company peesent, Engine No. 14. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Boston St. One story high ; size, 18 X 18. Material, wood. 

15th. Owned by S. B. Pierce. 

9.30 p.m. Occupied by S. B. Pierce as wood-shed. 
Box 314. Loss on buildings, $20. 
Given by Loss on contents, $4. 
Citizen. Oeiginated on floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 

First water, Engine No. 21. 

Force undee command of Engineer Munroe. 

NUMBEE OF ENGINEEES PEESENT, 3. 



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Wednesday. 
16th. 
3.08 a.m.' 
Box 43. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Wednesday 

16th. 

3.45 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Member. 



Wednesday 

16th. 

11.10 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Companies present, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

4 and 7 ; Hose No. 10. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building.. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

No 12 Bedford St. Eive stories high ; size, 27 X 70. Material, 
brick. 

Owned by American Baptist Union. 

Occupied by Hawks, Nash & Co., for stoves, etc. 
" by B. Scharl, as furrier. 
" by P. Colbert, as tailor. 

Loss on buildings, $100. Insurance on buildings, $11,000. 

Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $7,700. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Eirst water, Engine No. 26. 

Eorce under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1 and 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Boston St. One story high; size, 18 X 18. Material, wood. 

Owned by S. B. Pierce. 

Occupied by S. B. Pierce, as wood-shed. 

No loss. No insurance. 

Cause, rekindling of old fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 

Eorce under command of Engineman Gilbert. 

Company present, Engine No. 21. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

No. 2 Temple St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 43. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by W. J. Irving. 
Occupied by C. D. Reynolds as dwelling. 
Loss on buildings, $5. 
Loss on contents, $1. No insurance. 
Originated, 4th floor. 
Cause, curtains taking fire from gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 
Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



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Friday. 

18th. 

0.26 a.m. 

Box 564. 

Given by 

Police. 



Friday. 

18th. 

11.45 p.m. 

Box 52. 

Given by 

Police. 



Saturday. 

19th. 

10.45 a.m. 

Box 71. 

Given by 

Police. 



Near Franklin and Vernon Sts. One and one-half and two and 
one-half stories high; size, 30 X 120, and 36 X 48. Material, wood 

Owned by B. Mead.. 

Occupied by H. Dupee, as stable and carriage-house. 

Loss on buildings, $1,000. Insurance on buildings, $1,800. 

Loss on contents, $1,095. Insurance on contents, $1,340. 

Originated in stable. Extended to carriage-house. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 29 ; Chemical Engine No. 6 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 11. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Extended to others. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — The Cambridge Fire Department responded, and ren- 
dered valuable aid. 

No. 129 and 131 Summer St. Four stories high; size, 40 X 75. 
Material, granite. 

Owned by J. M. Barnard. 

Occupied by F. A. Peirce, and others, for boots and shoes. 

Loss on buildings, $705. Insurance on buildings, $40,000. 

Loss on contents, $802. Insurance on contents, 28,200. 

Originated on 4th floor. Extended to 3d floor. 

Cause, hot coals from stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1 and 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

B. & A. R.R. yard, between Ferdinand and Berkeley Sts. Ma- 
terial, car. 
Owned by New York Central R.R. 
Occupied by Richardson & Co., as hay-car. 
Loss on car, $60. No insurance. 
Loss on contents, $80. 
Originated in hay-car. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 23, 26; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1 and 2 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5 and 8. 
Damage to car, slight. 
Confined to car. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 247 North St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 40. Material, brick. 

19th. Owned by Daniel Denny. 

3.51 a.m. Occupied by Off. Johnson, as boarding-house. 
Box 13. Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, §1,500. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Police. Cause, carelessness. 

Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Eorce under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Sunday. No. 396 Atlantic Ave. One story high ; size, 15 X 20. Material, 

20th. wood. 

3.40 p.m. Owned by C. L. Pearson. 

Still. Occupied by James Story, as engine-house. 

Given by Loss on buildings, $50. No insurance. 
Police. Originated around boiler. 

Cause, defective brick-work. 

Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

Eirst water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by one engine stream. 



Friday. Cor. Webster and Orleans Sts. One story high ; size, 15 X 66. 

25th. Material, wood. 

5.03 p.m. Owned by L. Hall & Co. 
Box 153. Occupied by L. Hall & Co., as hay-shed. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $100. Insurance on buildings, $1,000. 
Member. Loss on contents, $75. Insurance, $200. 

Originated in shed. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. ] 1. 

First water, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 

Ladder No. 2 ; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



5, 9, 11; Eire Boat; Hook and 



Saturday. No. 141-43 Sumner St. Three stories high : size, 32 X 128. Mate- 

26th. rial, wood. 

3.51 a.m. Owned by Hill & Wright. 

Box 156. Occupied, No. 141, by Wm. Waters, as plumber. 
Given by " No. 143, by Hill & Wright, as coopers. 

Police. Loss on buildings, $750. Insurance on buildings, $4,000. 

Loss on contents, $616. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated in 2d story. Extended to roof. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Eirst water, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Colony St. One story high ; size, 6 X 10. 

26th. Owned by L B. Jones. 

9.50 p.m. Occupied by L. B. Jones, as shed. 

Still. Loss on buildings, $15. No insurance. 

Given by Originated in rubbish. 
Citizen. Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

First water, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Driver Clapp. 

Company present, Engine No. 15. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Material, wood. 



Sunday. No. 8 Tremont Eow. Four stories high; size, 70 X 100. Mate- 

27th. rial, brick. 

0.22 a.m. Owned by P. B. Brigham. 
Box 21. Occupied by J. Norris, as trimmings. 
Given by " by G. Wethern, as trimmings. 

Police. Loss on buildings, $56. Insurance on buildings, $10,000. 

Loss on contents, J. Norris, $850. Insurance on contents, $7,800. 

Loss on contents, G. Wethern, $150. Insurance on contents, 
$1,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause unknown. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to buildings, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Monday. River St. (W.R.). Two stories high; size, 30 X 100. 

28th. wood. 

1.30 p.m. Owned by Tileston & Hollingsworth. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated in chimney. 

Cause, defective chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 

Force under command of Foreman Fenno. 

Company present, Engine No. 19. 

Confined to building. 

No fire. No damage. 



Material, 



Tuesday. No 4 Springfield St. Four stories high, size, 30 X 50. Material, 

29th. brick. 

8.11 p.m. Owned by C. H. Knox. 
Box 86. Occupied by C. H. Knox, as painter. 
Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated in stove. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3 and 4 ; Hose Nos. 5 and 7. 
Needless alarm. 



Tuesday. No. 12 Longwood Ave. One and one-half stories high ; size, 27 X 

29th. 36. Material, wood. 

8.37 p.m. Owned by T. McDonald. 
Box 249. Occupied by R. F. Scotland, as drug store. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $10. Insurance on buildings, $300. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 24 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to buildings, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. Greenwood Ave., West Roxbury. Two stories high, 30 X 40. 

31st. Material, wood. 

11.34 a.m. Owned by J. F. Johnson. 
Box 13. Occupied by J. F. Johnson, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Member. Originated on roof. 

Caused by sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 5 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



JUNE. 

Friday. Olney St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 33. Material, 

1st. wood. 

1.19 a.m. Owned by Nathan S. Brown. 
Box 324. Occupied by Clark Bros., as grocery. 
Given by Loss on building, $160. Insurance on building, $500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $250. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder No. 7. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 30 Sudbury St. Three stories high; size, 24 X 40. Material, 
3d. wood. 

11 a.m. Owned by Levi Boles. 

Still. Occupied by Miss C. McGilloway, as restaurant. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, 

Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 



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Cause, overheated range. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Bickford. 

Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by fire extinguisher. 



Monday. No. 141 Cross St. One story high; size, 25 X 50. Material, wood. 

4th. Owned by Gay, Manson & Co. 

3.02 p.m. Occupied by Gay, Manson & Co., as store-house. 
Box 15. No loss. No insurance. 
Given by Originated on roof. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Fire Boat; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hand-hose and Johnson pumps. 

Tuesday. Nos. 198 and 200 Vernon St. Three and one-half stories high; 

5th. size, 40 X 48. Material, wood. 

10.14 p.m. Owned by James Rouke. 
Box 236. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $55. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No 13. 

First water, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 12 Pacific St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

5th. brick. 

10.35 p.m. Owned by Charles Carroll. 

Still. Occupied by Charles Carroll, as dwelling. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, curtain taking fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 



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NUMBER OP ENGINEERS PRESENT, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Nos. 46 to 52 Shawmut Ave. Five stories high; size, 36 X 44. 
6th. Material, brick. 

7.19 p.m. Owned by Jacob Bock. 
Box 61. Occupied by J. R. Merrow, as liquor store. 
Given by " by H. Kewer, as bakery. 

Police. " by several families, as tenements. 

Loss on buildings, $5,900. Insurance on buildings, $15,000. 
Loss on contents, $413. Insurance on contents, $2,100. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended over building. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water, Chemical Engine No 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 9. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4. 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 
25, 26; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 
8; Hose No. 5, 7, 8, 9. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 31-3 South St. Four stories high; size, 30 X 90. Material, 

8th. granite. 

1.45 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Maria L. Maynz. 
Box 52. Occupied by F. II. Wheelock, as ruffle manufactory. 
Given by " by F. F. Wheelock, as commission merchant. 

Police. " by E. B. Hull & Co., as leather. 

Loss on buildings, $500. Insurance on buildings, $25,000. 

Loss oh contents, $2,409. Insurance on contents, $68,000. 

Originated in 4th story. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engines 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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June. 

Friday. 

8th. 
6.42 p.m. 
Box 47. 
Given by 
Member. 



Exhibition alarm, given by request of His Honor the Mayor, for 

benefit of visiting Rubber Merchants. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8, and Aerial. 
Companies at work, Engine Nos. 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; 

Hook and Ladder, Nos. 1, 8. 
Remarks. — The Aerial and Bangor Ladders were raised, and streams 

of water played by Engine Nos. 25 and 26, and Chemical Engine 

No. 1. 



Sunday. No. 2 Poplar Ave. Two and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 27. 

10th. Material, wood. 

5.44 p.m. Owned by Albert Vinal. 
Box 7. Occupied by Thos. S. Withington, as dwelling. 
Given by " by Mrs. G. McKenney, as dwelling. 

Police. Loss on buildings, $5. Insurance on buildings, $1,575. 
Loss on contents, $15. No insurance. 
Originated in attic. 

Cause, throwing lighted match on mattress. 
First company at eire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number or engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 ; Chemical Engine No. 

1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 294 Columbus Ave. Three stories high; size, 20 X 35. 

16th. Material, brick. 

10.40 p.m. Owned by Mrs. I. M. Cook. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. I. M. Cook, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on buildings, $87. Insurance on buildings, $9,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $125. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, curtain taking fire from gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 22. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 34-6 Culvert St. Two stories high ; size, 24 X 58. Three 

17th. stories high ; size, 16 X 70. Material, wood. 

2.45 p.m. Owned by Wm. Clark and R. E. Demmon. 

Still. Occupied by Clark et als., as store-house and carpenter shop. 



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June. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on buildings, $10. Insurance on buildings, 

Insurance on contents, $400. 

Originated between buildings. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 13. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 13 Irving Place. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 100. 

18th. Material, wood. 

6.05 a.m. Owned by N. E. Hill. 
Box 463. Occupied by Mr. Rogers, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $10. No insurance. 
Police. Originated in cellar. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; Hose 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 18 Franklin Place. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 35. Ma- 

21st. terial, wood. 

7.37. p.m. Owned by James W. Roston. 
Box 217. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $1.00. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Caused by sparks from, chimney. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. Arnold St., West Roxbury. One and one-half stories high; 

21st size, 40 X 60. Material, wood. 

11.25 p.m. Owned by Boston Catholic Cem. Association. 

Box 32. Occupied by G. P. Curtis et als., as barn. 



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JUNE. 

Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $3,000. Insurance on building, $2,700. 

Loss on contents, $275. 

Originated, unknown. Extended over building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Eorce under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 28; Chemical Engine Nos. 4 and 
7; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — An alarm was given from box 7 by a police officer which 
called Engine No. 14 and Chemical Engine No. 5 ; but, as the 
fire was outside their district, they returned to quarters. 



Saturday. Cor. Church and Winter Sts. Two stories high; size, 21 X 35. 
23d. Material, wood. 

2.53 p.m. Owned by Thos. Story, heirs. 
Box 316. Occupied by Peter Garvin, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $300. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $40. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 17 and 18; Hook and Ladder No. 7. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 30 Battery St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 40. Material, 

25th. wood. 

3.44 a.m. Owned by Richard Collins. 
Box 9. Occupied by John Stockford, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Police. Originated on 4th floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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June. 

Monday. No 20 Milford Place. Two and one-half stories high : 

25th. 26 X 57. Material, wood. 

5.10 p.m. Owned by B. F. Bullard. 

Still. Occupied by Geo. Pease, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated in closet. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Driver Stimpson. 

Company present, Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



size, 



Monday. Given by member in response to a call for assistance from Marble- 

25th. head, Mass. Force under command of Engineers Abbott and 

5. a.m. Flanders. Companies sent were Engine Nos. 6 and 7, and a detail of 
Still. laddermen from Hook and Ladder Companies Nos. 1 and 8. 

Absent from city five and one-quarter hours. 

Monday. Roby's Wharf. One story high; size, 20 X 40. Material, wood. 

25th. Owned by D. Roby & Co. 

5.14 p.m. Occupied by D. Roby & Co., as wood and coal wharf. 
Box 4. No loss. No insurance. 
Given by Originated, roof. 
Police. Cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire-Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 3 Linwood Square. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 30. Mate- 
27th. rial, wood. 

8.40 a.m. Owned by L. W. Tappan, Jr. 

Still. Occupied by A. O. Pierce, as dwelling. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
First water, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
No fire ; no damage. 



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Junk. 
Thursday. 

28th. 
3.17 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Friday. 
29th. 

7 P.M. 

Box 242. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Friday. 

29th. 
9.04 p.m. 
Box 41. 
Given by 
Member. 



No. 12 Davis St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Mercantile Savings Bank. 
Occupied by Mrs. Price, as boarding-house. 
Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Loss on contents, $85. 
Originated, 2d floor. 
Cause, burning brimstone. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3, and Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to buildings, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Alaska St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 30. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by John Kemp. 
Unoccupied dwelling. 

Loss on building, $540. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Originated in attic. Extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
First water, Engine No. 24. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 24; Chemical Engine 

No. 5 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

No. 383 Washington St. Five stories ; size, 71 X 86. Material' 

brown stone. 
Owned by W. Sheefe. 

Occupied by L. F. Brooks et als., as jewellers. 
Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $60,000. 
Loss on contents, $85. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, lighted match in rubbish box. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First avater, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 

26; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; 

Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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June. 

Saturday. 

30th. 
10.22 a.m. 
Box 418. 



This was an accidental alarm, caused by workman at work on box. 



Saturday. No. 44 Fayette St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

30th. brick. 

10.44 p.m. Owned by Miss Clark. 

Still. Occupied by Miss Clark, as dwelling. 

Given by No loss on building. Insurance on building, $2,200. 
Fire patrol. Loss on contents, $10. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, filling kerosene lamp while burning. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Hoseman Gaylord. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



JULY. 

Sunday. No. 7 Bartlett Place. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 24. Material, 

1st. wood. 

1.00 a.m. Owned by Mr. McKim. 

Box 319. Occupied by J. Powderly et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $90,. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated in attic. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 21, 23 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 42 North Market St. 

3d. Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 

2.35 a.m. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Box 16. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. , 
Given by Number of engineers present, 4. 

Police. Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
No fire. No damage. 



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JULT. 

Tuesday. 

3d. 
10.00 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 184 Dudley St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material. 

wood. 
Owned by F. M. Holbrook. l 

Occupied by C. L. Sturgis, as dwelling. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 
Force Under command of Foreman Booker, 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 
No fire. No damage. 



Wednesday. No. 46 Myrtle St. Three stories high; size, 14 X 35. Material, 
4th. brick. 

9.20 p.m. Owned by W. Marshall. 

Still. Occupied by W. Y. Dillingham, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $1,300. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 4. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. Rear No. 1188 Tremont St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 

5th. 30 X 36. Material, wood. 

2.48 p.m. Owned by J. Crowly heirs. 
Box 217. Occupied by W. Royal et als., as dwelling. 
Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 

Cause, careless use of powder. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
First water, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4; Hose No. 7. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 15 Boylston St. Three stories; size, 34 X 36. Material, 

6th. brick. 

5.15 a.m. Owned by D. C. M. Rupp. 

Still. Occupied by J. A. Ware, as eating-house. 

Given by Loss on contents, $3. 

Police. Originated in cellar. 

Cause, boiling over of fat. 



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July. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Foreman Knox. 
Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 

Saturday. No. 12 Winter St. Four and one-half stories high; size, 22 X 40. 
7th. Material, brick. 

7.56 p.m. Owned by Dr. Storer. 
Box 42. Occupied by G. B. Ullmer, as printer. 
Given by " Clark & Fitton et als., as millinery goods. 

Citizen. Loss on buildings, §75. Insurance on buildings, $10,000. 

Loss on contents, Ullmer, $45; Clark & Co., $25. Insurance on 

contents, $13,000. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines No. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to buildings, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 21 Gooch St. Four stories high; size, 18 X 45. Material. 
7th. brick. 

1.20 p.m. Owned by J. Towne. 

Still. Occupied by G. W. Hall et als., as dwelling. 

Given by No loss on building. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $200. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Asst. Foreman Whitehead. 
Companies present, Engine No. 6; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Monday. Cor. Ninth and D Sts. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Mate- 

9th. rial, wood. 

2.14 p.m. Owned by B. T. Downe. 
Box 127. Occupied by W. Cunningham, as saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause unknown. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 



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JULT. 



First water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Brown. 

NUMBER OP ENGINEERS PRESENT, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hook and Ladder No. 5; 

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. No. 17 Dock Square. Four stories high; size, 30 X 60. Material, 

10th. brick. 

6.02 p.m. Owned by Dole heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Hallett & Co., as feather dealers. 

Given by No loss. No insurance. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, defective boiler-setting. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Thursday. No. 88 Emerson St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 40. 

12th. Material, wood. 

10.45 p.m. Owned by Thomas Raflerty. 

Still. Occupied by Thomas Rafferty, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $136. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Originated in cellar. Extended to 1st and 2d floors. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 
First water, Engine No. 2, 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Company present, Engine No. 2. 
Damage to buildings, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by engine stream. 



Thursday. No. 553 Saratoga St. One and one-half stories high; size, 



12th. 
5.25 p.m. 
Box 176. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



20 X 30. Material, wood. 
Owned by J. Stewart. 
Occupied by J. Stewart, as dwelling. 
No loss. No insurance. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 



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July. 



Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6 ; Hook and 

Ladder No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
, Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 40 Central Square. Three and one-half stories high; size, 
12th. 30 X 30. Material, wood. 

8.23 p.m. Owned by Wm. Nichols. 

Box 184. Occupied by Clarence Folsom et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in upper story. 
Police. Cause, carelessness. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Fire-Boat; Hose No. 6; 

Hook and Ladder No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. North Quincy. One and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 
12th. Material, wood. 

4.15 p.m. Cause, fire in North Quincy. 
Box 342. First company at fire, Engine No. 20. 
Given by' First water, Engine No. 20. 
Citizen. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Company present, Engine No. 20. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Engine No. 20. 



Thursday. Nos. 168 to 176 Hanover St., and Nos. 11 to 15 Salem St. 

12th. Wooden buildings. 

10.02 p.m. Nos. 168 and 170 Hanover St., and Nos. 11 and 13 Salem St., 
10.07 p.m. owned by Oliver heirs. 

Box 17. Loss on buildings, $1,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. Harkins et als. 
Citizen. Loss, .$898. Insurance, 1,500. 

Nos. 172 and 174 Hanover St., owned by P. T. Homer. 

Occupied by S. Ratskowski et als. 

Loss, $475. Insurance, $1,100. 

No. 15 Salem St., occupied by H. E. Dann. 

Loss, $1,300. Insurance, $1,500. 

No. 176 Hanover St., owned and occupied by E. Blaikie, millinery 

goods. 
Loss on buildings, $209. Insurance on buildings, $1,000. 
Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 



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JULT. 



Originated on 1st floor No. 11 Salem St. Extended to 176 

Hanover St. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of Engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3,4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 25, 26; 

Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose 

Nos. 3, 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Extended to others. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. Swett St. One story high ; size, 36 X 20. Material, wood. 

13th. Owned by Boston Lead Co. 

1.05 a.m. Occupied by Chadwick & Kiley, as carriage manufactory. 
Box 212. Loss on building, $500. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Police. Cause, hot iron against wood-work. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 21, 23; Hook and 
Ladder, Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 58 Billerica St. Three and one-half stories high; 

15th. 31 X 36. Material, brick. 

10.22 a.m. Owned by Eobt. Butler. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Winn et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present, Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. Cor. Exeter and Newbury Sts. Two and one-half stories high; 

15th. size, 50 X 125. Material, brick. 

2.19 a.m. Owned by City of Boston. 

Box 79. Occupied by City of Boston, as school-house. 



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July. 

Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $150. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 10, 22, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3; Hose Nos. 5, S. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Monday. No. 40 Batterymarch St. Four stories high; size, 31X40. 

16th. Material, brick. 

7.55 a.m. Owned by Edna Bangs. 

Still. Occupied by W. H. Whitney, as sign-painter. 

Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, lighted pipe in coat-pocket. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; and Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Fire Extinguisher. 

Monday. No. 531 East Second St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

16th. 18 X 20. Material, wood. 

8.45 p.m. Owned by M. Gilligan. 
Box 139. Occupied by T. Johnson, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, light from stove mistaken for fire. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number op engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5 ; 

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Needless. No fire ; no damage. 



Tuesday. Cor. Charles and Mt. Vernon Sts. Two stories high ; size, 

17th. 70 X 90. Material, brick. 

2.15 p.m. Owned by First African M. E. Society. 

Still. Occupied by First African M. E. Society, as church. 

Given by No loss. Insurance, $25,000. 
Fire patrol. Originated in tower. 

Cause, sparks from tinman's furnace. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
First water, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 



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July. 

Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Wednesday. No 22 Sudbury St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 
18th. 31 X 48. Material, brick. 

9.46 p.m. Owned by heirs of II. Earnum. 
Box 8. Occupied by W. P. Sargent, as harness manufactory. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
-Companies present, Engines No. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by fire extinguishers. 



Thursday. No. 58 Liverpool St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

19th. 21 X 30. Material, wood. 

0.37 a.m. Owned by John Welsh. 
Box 154. Occupied by Eugene Bonner, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $27. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $337. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2 ; 

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to buildings, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 58 Dwight St. Five stories high; size, 25 X 75. Material, 
19th. brick. 

9.03 p.m. Owned by J. A. Joy. 
Box 71. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, red light on roof of house mistaken for fire. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 



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July. 



Saturday. 

21st. 
3.33 p.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



Saturday. 

21st. 
10.00 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Tuesday. 

24th. 
10.35 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Tuesday. 

24th. 
8.30 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 8. 
Damage to buildings, none. 
Needless. No fire ; no damage. 

No. 85 Broad St. Six stories high; size, 25 X 100. Material, 

granite. 
Owned by N. C. Nash. 
Occupied by Briggs & Shattuck, as grocers. 
Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Force under command of Foreman Griffin. 
Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Needless alarm. No fire ; no damage. 

No. 43 W. Third St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by John Lally heirs. 
Occupied by Daniel Twohey et als. , as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $10. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Foreman Byrnes. 
Company present, Hose No. 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Cor. Dorchester Ave. and First St. Five stories high ; size, 40, 

X 60. Material, brick. 
Owned by South Boston Iron Foundry. 
Occupied by P. W. Finnegan et als., as store and dwelling. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
Force under command of Foreman Scott. 
Company present, Engine No. 15. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

No. 6 Baldwin Place. Three stories high; size, 20 X 26. Mate- 
rial, brick. 
Owned by H. Moses. 
Occupied by H. Moses, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Loss on contents, $5. 
Originated on 3d floor. 



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Jolt. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at tire, Engine No. 8-. 
Force under command of Foreman Childs. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Eear No. 18 East St. One story high ; size, 10 X 10. Material, 
25th. wood. 

1.40 p.m. Owned by Wendell Phillips. 

Still. Unoccupied. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
No damage. 

Wednesday. Norfolk Ave. One story high; size, 12 X 15, 25 X 20. Material, 
25th. wood. 

1.23 p.m. Owned by S. 0. Dow. 

Box 319. Occupied by S. O. Dow, as tar-roofing store-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $250. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $165. Insurance on contents, $265. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended over building. 

Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

First water, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 21, 23; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 4, 7 ; Hose 7 and 10. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extended to others. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Nos. 149 and 151 Summer St. Four stories high; size, 25 X 70. 

26th. Material, granite. 

1.55 a.m. Owned by David Parker. 

Still. Occupied by J. P. Phinney et ah., as leather, etc. 

Given by Loss on building, $198. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $2,547. Iusurance on contents, $51,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 



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Force under command ot Foreman Marden. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 13 Warren Place. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material. 

27th. wood. 

8.10 p.m. Owned by Sarah Wheeler. 

Still. Occupied by John Stevens, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $75. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, overflowing of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine. No. 12. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Sunday. No. 345 North St. Four stories high; size, 25 X 35. Material, wood. 

29th. Owned by Mr. Tremene. 

10.41 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Gallagher et als., as tenements. 
Box 9. Originated on 2d floor. 
Given by Cause, overturning of kerosene lamp. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Chemical Engines 

Nos. 1,2; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to buildings, none. 
Confined to building. 



Monday. No. 7 Orange Lane. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 20. Material, 

30th. wood. 

2.15 p.m. Owned by Samuel Way heirs. 
Box 65. Occupied by P. W. Simms, as dwelling. 
Given by Insurance, $700. 
Citizen. Originated in yard. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene oil barrel. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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Monday. Cor. Washington St. and Chestnut Hill Ate. Three stories 

30th. high ; size, 40 X 68. Material, wood. 

8.15 p.m. Owned by D. Scates. 

Still. Occupied by D. Scates, as hotel. 

Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $13,000. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, explosion of a kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Foreman Champney. 
Company present, Engine No. 29. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Monday. Walkhill, near Canterbury St. One and one-half stories high ; 

30th. size, 18 X 25. Material, wood. 

3.03 p.m. Owned by M. Norton. 
Box 43. Occupied by M. Norton, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $500. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. Eear No. 206 West Fourth St. Two and one-half stories ; size, 

30th. 8 X 15, 20 X 25. Material, wood. 

1.08 a.m. Owned by Mrs. M. Denning et als. 
Box 124. Occupied by Hugh Flynn, as carpenter shop. 
Given by Occupied by Mr. Toole, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on buildings, $500. Insurance on buildings, $3,300. 

Loss on contents, $200 

Originated in carpenter shop, extended to roof of dwelling. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9.' 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to buildings, considerable. 

Confined to buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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AUGUST. 

Wednesday. Union Square, rear of Cambridge St. 

1st. Owned by Simeon Brown. 

2.12 p.m. Occupied by several families, as dwelling-house. 

Still. Needless alarm. 
Given by 
Citizen. 

Wednesday. Madison St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 30 X 40. Materia!, 
1st. wood. 

8.24 p.m. Owned by Timothy Cotter. 

Box 571. Occupied by several families, as dwelling-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $40. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

First water, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 29 ; Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by one engine stream. 

Friday. No. 11 Battery St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 22. Material, 

3d. wood. 

9.23 a.m. Owned by Margaret Wooley. 
Box 9. Occupied by M. Richmond et als., as tenement house. 
Given by Loss on building, $140. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 
Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Fire Boat ; Chemi- 
cal Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Chapel St., West Roxbury. Two stories high; size, 18 X 28. Ma- 
4th. terial, wood. 

3.11 a.m. Owned by Dr. Crahtree. 

Box 14. Occupied by Dr. Crabtree, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $1,500. No insurance. 

Police. Originated under stairs. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



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August. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14 and 23 ; Chemical Engine No. 

5 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Kemble St. One and one-half stories high; size, 40 X 78. Material, 

7th. brick. 

3.19 p.m. Owned by George Williams' heirs. 
Box 213. Occupied by Whiting Foundry Co., as store-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,896. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $600. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 23, 24; Hook and 
Ladder No. 4; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 70 and 72 Purchase St. Six stories ; size, 30 X 180. Material, 

7th. brick. 

4.15 a.m. Owned by Franklin King. 

Box 47. Occupied by Carter, Rice & Co., as paper store-house. 
Given by " " E. and F. King & Co., as drugs and chemicals. 

Fire Patrol. Loss on building, $700. Insurance on building, $2,050. 

Loss on contents, Carter, Rice & Co., $650. Insurance on contents, 

$1,000. 
Loss on contents, E. and F. King & Co., $1,400. Insurance on 

contents, $49,178. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d and 4th floors. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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August. 
Tuesday. 

7th. 
1.30 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 2 Cummings Place. Three stories high ; size, 29 X 80. Mate- 
rial, brick. 
Owned by Lewis Coleman. 
Occupied by Mr. Collett et als., as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $1,750. 
Loss on contents, .$10. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 
Force under command of Driver Amsden. 
Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hose No. 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Peaceable St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 28 X 36. 

7th. Material, wood. 

3.25 p.m. Owned by P. Hickey et als. 

Box 571. Occupied by P. Hickey et als., as dwelling and stable. 
Given by Originated in pig-pen. Extended to dwelling and stable. 
Member. Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

First water, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 29 ; Chemical Engine No. 6 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 11. 

Damage to buildings, slight. 

Extended to others. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



$6,000. 

Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Extended to basement. 



Tuesday. No. 27 Chapman St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 45. Material, 

7th. brick. 

9.34£ p.m. Owned by Moritz E. Houndsing. 
Box 72. Occupied by Moritz E. Houndsing, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $130. Insurance on buildin 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $15. 
Originated on 3d floor 
Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 22, 23, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engine No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



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August. 
Tuesday. 

7th. 
0.51 p.m. 

Box G. 
Given by 
Member. 



East Cambridge. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 8, 10; Chemical Engine No. 1; 

Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Remarks. — Alarm given in response to a call for aid from East 

Cambridge. 



Wednesday. No. 2962 Washington St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 32. 
8th'. Material, brick. 

11 a.m. Occupied by W. W. Hamilton, as dwelling. 
Still. Originated in basement. 

Given by Cause, children playing with matches. 
Citizen. First company at pire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
No fire, no damage. 



Wednesday. Rear No. 258^ Tremont St. Five stories high ; size, 15 X 30 ; 
8th. Material, brick. 

7.53 p.m. Owned by P. McAleer. 
Box 67. Occupied by Mrs. Brittain, as lodging-house. 
Given by Loss on building, §317. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $75. 
Originated on 5th floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 5, 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Thursday. No. 37 New St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

9th. Material, wood. 

10.484 a.m. Owned by L. Noran. 
Box 156. Occupied by L. Noran, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in attic. 
Citizen. Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 

Ladder No. 2 ; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



11; Fire Boat; Hook and 



Friday. No. 143 Cambridge St. Three stories high ; size, 36 X 40. Mate- 

10th. rial, wood. 

2.33 a.m. Owned by T. Burr. 

Still. Occupied by S. Moses, as tailor-shop. 

Given by Loss on building, .$90. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $550. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Hoseman Gargan. 

Company present, Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. Bear No. 376-8 Broadway. One story high; size, 20 X 60. 

10th. Material, wood. 

2.20 p.m. Owned by Manley Howe. 

Box 126. Occupied by Manley Howe, as stable and boiler-room. 
Given by Loss on building, $300. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $600. Insurance on contents, $1,300. 

Originated in boiler-room. Extended to stable. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hook and Ladder No. 
5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 35 Sheafe St. Two stories high; size, 22 X 38. Material, brick. 

11th. Owned by John Conners. 

10.30 p.m. Occupied by John Conners, as dwelling. 

Box 3. Loss on building, $138. Insurance on building, $3,500. 

Given by Originated on 4th floor. Extended to roof. 

Police. Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 



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First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25; Chemical Engine No. 

1; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 19 W. Lenox St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 22. 
11th. Material, wood. 

3.15 p.m. Owned by G. W. Taylor. 

Stili. Occupied by M. Hall, as dwelling. 

Given by Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present, Engine No. 23. 
No fire, no damage. 



Saturday. No. 394 First St. Two stories high; size, 15 X 90. Material, wood. 

11th. Owned by Jarvis heirs. 

10.46 p.m. Occupied by M. Ford, as junk shop. 
Box 139. Loss on building, $350. 

Given by Loss on contents, $1,400. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 155 Beach St. Two stories; size, 40 X 70. Material, wood. 

12th. Owned by H. G. Hall. 

9.30 a.m. Occupied by H. G. Hall, as blacksmith shop. 

Still. Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $500. 

Given by Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, sparks from forge. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Marden. 

Company present, Engine No. 7. 



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August. 

Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Monday. ' No. 2 and 4 Lowell St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

13th. 38 X 50. Material, brick. 

5.15 p.m. Owned by J. D. Roberts. 
Box 5. Occupied by Wright & Stone, as grocers. 
Given by Insurance on contents, $6,000. 
Police. Originated on first floor. 

Cause, placing lamp in kerosene tank. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

Eorce under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10; Chemical Engine No. 
1 ; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Thursday. Auburn St., W.R. Size, 26 X 34. Material, wood. 
16th. Owned by E. S. Bowman. 

1.40 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Mason, as store-house. 
Box 32. Loss on building, $1,500. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $300. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 
Number of engineers present, 1: 
Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 9 Pearl Place. Four stories; size, 19 X 65. Material, brick. 
16th. Owned by John Wall. 

2.45 p.m. Occupied by John Wall et ah., as dwelling-house. 

Still. Loss on contents, $600. 

Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Caused by children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Assistant Foreman Smith. 
Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined, to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of watet. 



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August. 
Thursday. 

16th. 

8.40£ p.m. 

Box 41. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Friday. 

17th. 
3.04 p.m. 
Box 171. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 407 Washington St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 70. Mate- 
rial, stone. 

Owned by J. Cole (trustee). 

Occupied by H. V. Pinkham et als., as hat and cap store. 

Originated in cellar. 

Cause, carelessness. Burning paper. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being thrown into street. 

Green's Wharf, in vessel. 

Owned by Atwood Bros, et als. 

Originated in galley. 

Cause, boiling over of pitch. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Fire Boat; Hook and 

Ladder No. 2 ; Hose No. 6. 
Confined to vessel. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. Second, near C St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 40 X 100. 

17th. Material, wood. 

10.48 p.m. Owned by Estabrook & Son. 

Still. Occupied by Estabrook & Son, as iron foundry. 

Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Police. Originated on top of oven. 
Cause, carelessness. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Foreman Byrnes. 
Company present, Hose No. 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. Highland Park Ave. Three stories high; size, 23 X 45. 

19th. Material, brick. 

8.38 p.m. Owned by East Boston Savings Bank. 
Box 251. Occupied by J. McCormick, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $10. 
Citizen. Originated in kitchen. 
Cause, carelessness. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 



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August. 

Force undee command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14; Chemical Engine Nos. 

3, 5; Hook and Ladder No. 4; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 

Sunday. Bunker Hill St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material, 

19th. wood. 

8.44 p.m. Owned by John Donnegan. 

Still. Occupied by G. B. Brines, as dwelling and saloon. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

Force under command of Driver Amsden. 

Company present, Hose No. 4. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being smothered. 

Saturday. No. 150 Beach St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

25th. wood. 

10.20 p.m. Owned by M. C. McGrath. 

Still. Occupied by A. Friedlander, as dwelling and store. 

Given by Loss on building, $100. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $740. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by engine stream. 



Tuesday. Chelsea St. 

28th. Owned by Pierce & Canterbury. 

9.56£ a.m. Occupied by Pierce & Canterbury, as oil refinery. 
Box 176. Originated in iron still. 
Given by Cause, overheating of still. 
Police. First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Foreman Sherman. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Fire Boat; Hook and 

Ladder No. 2; Hose No. 6. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



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August. 
Wednesday. Mt. Hope St., West Roxbury. 
29th. Owned by T. Dolan. 

3.40 p.m. Loss on contents, $5. 
Box 42. Originated in haystack. 
Given by Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Foreman Weeks. 
Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 4 and 7 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 

Wednesday. No. 3 Vine-st. Place. Three stories high; size, 18 X 21. Mate- 
29th. rial, wood. 

8.07£ p.m. Owned by T. Brickett. 
Box 24. Occupied by Jane Davis, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $83. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 1st floor. ' 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10; Chemical Engine No. 

1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 26 North St. Four stories high; size, 26 X 65. Material, 
30th. brick. 

2.09 a.m. Owned by E. Q. Tirrell. 
Box 16. Occupied by E. Narshauer, as clothing-store. 
Given by Loss on building, $82. Insurance on building, $7,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $3,400. Insurance on contents, $14,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Rear Sherman Square. 
30th. terial, wood. 

5.44 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Venniar. 



Two stories high; size, 16 X 30. Ma- 



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August. 
Box 461. 
Given by 
Member. 



Occupied by Mrs. Carr, as dwelling. 

Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; Hose 

Nos. 1, 2, 3, i. 
Damage tp building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 1 Douglass St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 
30th. Material, wood. 

7.50 p.m. Owned by J. B. O'Brien. 
Box 131. Occupied by J. B. O'Brien, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, bursting of kerosene lamp. 

Eirst company at fire, Hose No. 10. 

First water, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5 ; 

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 19 Doane St. Four stories high; size, 30 X 35. Material, 

31 st. i _ brick. 
6.-20 a.m. Owned by L. H. Russell. 

Still. Occupied by E. O. Glidden, as office". 

Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Eire Patrol. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, ignition of sawdust in spittoon. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Smith. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by one engine stream. 



Friday. No. 16 Piedmont St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 35. 

31st. brick. 

8.30 p.m. Owned by J. Cottle. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. McGinn, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $5,000. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $15. 



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Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Hoseman Gaylord. 

Compant present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Friday. No. 295 Harrison Ave. Four stories high ; size, 44 X 50. Material, 

31st. brick. 

7.19£ p.m. Owned by heirs of S. A. Way. 
Box 65. Occupied by Concordia Associates, as Exhibition Hall. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, carelessness. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Eegan. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8. 
Confined to building. 
No fire, no damage. 



SEPTEMBER. 



Two stories high ; size, 40 X 40. 



Insurance on building, $2,100. 
Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Extended over building. 



Sunday. Canterbury St., West Eoxbury. 

2d. Material, wood. 

5.16 a.m. Owned by S. B. Morton. 
Box 43. Unoccupied dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,600. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $7.20. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 
Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



4, 7; 



Sunday. Cottage St. One story high; size, 17 X 19. Material, wood. 

2d. Owned by R. C. Hooper estate. 

10.38 a.m. Unoccupied dwelling. 

Box 319. Loss on building, $10. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 

First water, Engine No. 21. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number op engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 21, 23; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 4, 7; Hose Nos. 7, 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. False alarm. 

2d. Cause, unknown person pulling the box. 

10.05 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Box 81. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given by Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Chemical Engine 
Unknown. No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7. 



Tuesday. No. 208 Havre St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 28. Material, 

4th. wood. 

8.09 a.m. Owned by James Sullivan. 
Box 162. Occupied by Edward Larkin, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated in 2d story. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Lombard's Wharf. 

5th. Owned by Kamler, Cobb, & Co. 

1.52 p.m. Occupied by National Dock Co., as wharf, etc. 
Box 151. Loss on contents, §290. Insurance on contents, $8,500. 
Given by Originated in jute butts. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from hoisting engine. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

First water, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Fire-Boat; Hose No. 6; 

Hook and Ladder No. 2. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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^September. 
Wednesday. Exhibition alarm. 

5th. First companies at box, Hook and Ladder No. 8 and Engine 

6.30 p.m. No. 25. 

Box 47. Eorce under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 4. 

Operator Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 
from office. No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8. 

Remarks. — Alarm given on tappers for exhibition to Young Men's 
Christian Association and guests. 



Friday. Nos. 11 and 13 Hawkins St. Five stories high; size, 34£ X 35. 

7th. Material, brick. 

2.15 a.m. Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Box 21. Occupied by D. Estes & Co., as brass founders. 
Given by Loss on building, $350. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $518. Insurance on contents, $3,500. 
Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Ladderman Strand, of Hook and Ladder No. 1, was 
badly injured, in the eye, by running against a ladder, at this fire. 

Friday. No. 96 North St. Four stories high; size, 20X60. Materia^ 

7th. • granite. » 

8.12£ p.m. Owned by Bennett heirs. 

Box 17. Occupied by Messer & Dees, as furniture factory. 
Given by Cause, oily rags burning in stove. 
Police. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Needless alarm ; no fire. 



Saturday. No. 44 Howard Ave. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 
8th. wood. 

8.29 p.m. Owned by E. W. Woodward. 

Box 316. Occupied by C. F. Flint, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $312. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $300. 



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September. 

Originated in hall. Extended to other rooms. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

First water, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 17, 21 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

4, 7. 
Extinguished by Fire Extinguisher. 

Sunday. No. 148 Boylston St. Six stories high ; size, 75 X 100. Material, 

9th. brick. 

3.46 a.m. Owned by H. B. Williams. 
Box 89. Unoccupied portion of hotel. 
Given by Loss on building, $160. Insurance on building, $40,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Tuesday. Nos. 2301-3 Washington St. One story high; size, 17 X 40. Ma- 

11th. terial, wood. 

12.23 a.m. Owned by A. J. Keaten. 

Box 218. Occupied by A. J. Keaten, as stable and store. 
Given by Loss on building, $272. Insurance on building, $2,100. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,470. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 1st floor of stable. Extended to roof and adjoining 

building. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 
First water, Engine No. 12. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, considerable. . 

Extended to others. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 5 Unity Court. Three stories high ; size, 15 X 30. Material, 
12th. brick. 

1.03 p.m. Owned by M. Simmons. 



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September. 
Box 2. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by J. Dunn, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, 2,500. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number or engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; 

Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Remarks. — Hoseman J. Kimball, of Chemical Engine Co. No 1, was 

thrown from the driver's seat and severely cut in the head and 

bruised in the hip and limb. 



Wednesday. No. 47 Devonshire St. Six stories high ; size, 27 X 95. Material, 
12th. stone. 

9 p.m. Owned by Merchants' National Bank. 

Still. Occupied by First National Bank. 

Given by Cause, building fire under boiler without opening the drafts. 
Member. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Force under command of Foreman Griffin. 
Companies present, Hook and Ladder No. 8 ; Engine No. 25. 
No fire. No damage to building. 



Thursday. No. 7 India- St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 46. Material, brick. 

13th. Owned by G. D. Merriam et als. 

4.39 a.m. Occupied by Stevens, Lang, & Co., as paint and oil store. 
Box 37. Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Police. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Regan. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Fire Boat ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1 and 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Fire Extinguishers. 



Saturday. No. 439£ Broadway. One story high ; size, 15 X 30. Material, 

15th. wood. 

6.30 p.m. Owned by Mrs. E. Tilson. 

Still. Occupied by J. A. Kaler, as furnishing store. 

Given by Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $1,300. 

Citizen. Originated in window. 



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Cause, gas-jet in window igniting goods. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineman Ray. 
Company present, Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. Junc. of Princeton and Chelsea Sts. Two and one-half stories 

16th. high; size, 21 X 30. Material, wood. ' 

7.33 a.m. Owned by Daniel Hurley. 
Box 175. Occupied by B. Monahan, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $70. Insurance on contents, $100. 
Member. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 220 Franklin St. Four stories high ; size, 26 X 66. Material, 

16th. marble. 

5.23 p.m. Owned by James Parker. 
Box 46. Occupied by D. Curry & Co., as oil store. 
Given by Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $3,300. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Engineer Flanders. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. Cor. Castle and Albion Sts. 

17th. Cause, false alarm, by some person unknown. 

10.43 p.m. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Box 85. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given by Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Chemical Engine 
Unknown. No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Hose No. 8. 



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September. 
Wednesday. 
19th. 
8.40 p.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 40 Canal St. 

Cause, lighted cigar thrown under grating in 

excelsior. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Foreman Bickford. 
Companies present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Extinguished by Extinguisher. 



sidewalk igniting 



Thursday. Boston St. Two stories high ; size, 33 X 45. Material, wood. 

20th. Owned by C. Sumner. 

1.59 a.m. Unoccupied stable. 

Box 314. Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $300. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Police. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 

First water, Engine No. 21. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

4, 7; Hose No. 10. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Rear 97 W. Fifth St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 15 X 20. 
20th. Material, wood. 

2.17 a.m. Owned by Terrance Lappen. 
Box 124. Occupied by Terrance Lappen, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 2 Centre Place. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 40. Material, 
20th. brick. 

8.10 a.m. Owned by Geo. Smith. 

Still. Occupied by Henry Martin et als. , as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 

Member. Cause, wood blazing in stove-oven. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Company present, Engine No. 14. 
No fire. No damage. 



Thursday. No. 6 Dover Place. Three stories high ; size, 14 X 30. Material, 
20th. brick. 

7.40 p.m. Owned by Dr. Angier. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 
Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, none. 
. Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Fire Extinguishers. " 



Thursday. No. 567 Tremont St. Five stories high ; size, 40 X 60. Material, 
20th. brick. 

11 p.m. Owned by W. H. Allen. 

Box 71. Occupied by W. H. Allen, as St. Cloud Hotel. 
Given by Loss on contents, $40. 
Citizen. Originated on 5th story. 

Cause, lighted match dropped in clothing. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 23, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1,2; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. Cor. Tremont and Beacon Sts. Four stories high ; size, 60 X 65. 

21st. Material, stone and brick. 

6.10 p.m. Owned by Gardner heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Sullivan & Lotz, as druggists. 

Given by Loss on contents, $75. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Citizen. Originated oh 1st floor. 

Cause, paper drapery igniting from gas-jet. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Griffin. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by occupants. 



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September. 
Saturday. 
22d. 
Box 59. 
4.46 p.m. 
Given by 
Member. 



Saturday. 

22d. 

5.45 p.m. 

Box 214. 

Given by 

Police. 



Sunday. 

23d. 
9.06 a.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 240 Federal St. In schooner " Ada Ryerson," 178 tons. 

Owned by Capt. Cousens and others. 

Contents, George H. Day, lime. 

Loss on vessel, $700. 

Loss on contents, $971. 

Originated in hold. 

Cause, slacking of lime. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2; Fire-Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose 
No. 9. 

Confined to vessel. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

No. 1966 Washington St. Two stories high; size, 21 X 66. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by M. Colby. 

Occupied by Mrs. S. H. Taylor and others, as store and dwelling. 

Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $1,500. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

No. 11 Boweer St. Six stories high; size, 40 X 60. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by S. D. Hicks. 

Occupied by Drew & Coffin, as pipe and fittings. 
Loss on contents, $20. 
Originated on 1st floor (closet). 
Cause, lighted pipe in coat-pocket. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Assistant Foreman Stevens. 
Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



Sunday. Lamartine St., West Roxbury. 

23d. 14 X 20. Material, w.ood. 

1.35 p.m. Owned by Daniel Decker. 



Two stories high; sizes, 20 X 25, 



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Box 14. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by J. A. Greenleaf, as stable and dwelling. 

Loss on buildings, $600. Insurance on buildings, $5,000 

Loss on contents, $525. 

Originated in stable, 1st floor. 

Cause, boys smoking in stable. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 

First water, Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 5 : 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to buildings, house, slight ; stable, considerable. 
Extended to others. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. "Walk Hill St., West Eoxbury. 

23d. Owned by S. Minot, trustee. 

2.32 p.m. Cause, set by boys. 

Box 43. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Fire in the grass. 

No damage. 

Extinguished by Fire Extinguisher. 



Monday. Rear 51 First St. One story high; size, 8 X 20. 

24th. Owned by S. A. Way estate. 

5.00 p.m. Occupied by tenants, as wood-shed. 

Still. Loss on building, $20. No insurance. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

First water, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Engineman Fitzgerald. 

Company present, Engine No. 15. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Material, wood. 



Monday. No. 4 Short St. Place. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 20. Mate- 

24th. rial, wood. 

7.05 a.m. Owned by Mrs. M. Rooney. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. M. Rooney, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $600. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. 

Originated in kitchen. Extended to bedroom. 
Cause, clothing too near stove. 



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September. 



Monday. 

24th. 
2.00 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 

24th. 

2.43 p.m. 

Box 134. 

Given by 

Police. 



Tuesday. 

25th. 

10.15 p.m. 

Box 52. 

Given by 

Fire Patrol. 



FlRST COMPANY AT FIRE, Hose No. 2. 

First water, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Foreman Tyler, 

Companies present, Hook and Ladder No. 9 and Hose No 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Cedar St. Two and one-half stories high; 20 X 50. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by Mr. Johnson. 

Occupied by Mrs. Farrington, as boarding-house. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, foul chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 
Force under command of Engineman Hebard. 
Company present, Engine No. 16. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being burnt out. 

Tudor St. Three stories high ; size, 40 X 150. Material, brick. 

Owned by Robert Bishop. 

Occupied by Robert Bishop, as cotton factory. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, friction of machinery. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hook and Ladder No. 5; 

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by occupants. 

No. 71 Bedford St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 70. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by Jordan, Marsh & Co. 

Occupied by W. F. Wiggin et als., as cooper shop, etc. 
Loss on building, $20. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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September. 
Wednesday. River St. 



Mattapan. One story high ; size, 16 X 25. Material, 



26th. wood. 

1 p.m. Owned by Mr. Hollingsworth. 
Still. Occupied by P. Glennan, as shed. 

Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
• Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 

First water, Engine No. 19. 

Force under command of Assistant Engineman Bird. 

Company present, Engine No. 19. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Cor. Woodward and Saywood Sts. In lot of lumber. 
26th. Owned by Wm, Saywood. 

5.12 p.m. Loss on lumber, $10. 

Still. Cause, children playing with matches. 

Given by First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
- Citizen. First water, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Driver Donnell. 
Company present, Hose No. 10. 
Confined to lumber. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Thursday. Chapman and Lawrence Sts. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 60. 

27th. Material, wood. 

12.05 a.m. Owned by Amos Brown. 

Box 417. Occupied by Amos Brown et als., as planing-mill. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance, $1,200. 
Police. Originated in cellar. 

Cause, defect in partition wall. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 

First water, Hose No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Delano. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Thursday. Nos. 9 to 17 Green St., and 1 Pitts St. Four stories high; 

27th. sizes, 78 X 34 and 33 X 35. Material, brick. 

12.10 a.m. Owned by N. Whiting heirs, No. 9 to 17 Green street. 

12.14J a.m. Loss on buildings, $3,488. Insurance on buildings, $20,000. 

12.27 a.m. W. S. Kyle, agent, No. 1 Pitts street. 

Box 23. Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $12,000. 

Given by No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by Adams & Son, clothing. 

Member. Loss, $1,012.50. Insurance, $13,339. 



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September. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by C. E. Kershaw, safes. 

Loss, $1,025. Insurance, $21,000. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by L. L. Barbar, sewing-machines. 

Loss, $254.59. Insurance, $4,000. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by G. W. Eobbins, agent Eyelet 

Tool Co. 
Loss, $461.95. Insurance, $5,250. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by G. A. Walker, machinist. 
Loss, $1,250. Insurance, $6,000. 
No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by W. H. Swift, agent Boston 

Nut Co. 
Loss, $200. Insurance, $4,000. 
No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by E. Strain, agent Boston 

Needle Co. 
Loss, $1,500. Insurance, $6,000. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by D. Warner, machinist. 
Loss, $200. Insurance, $3,000. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by L. L. Bates, locksmith. 
Loss, $473.50. Insurance, $3,000. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by Geo. Lotz, cutlery. 
Loss, $340. Insurance, $1,000. 
No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by Bradford & Anthony, fishing 

tackle. 
Loss, $1,200. Insurance, $1,400. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by W. C. Redfern, brass-finisher. 
Loss, $1,935. Insurance, $3,500. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by Chas. Gage, Gage Chuck Co. 
Loss, $369.50. Insurance, $700. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by G. E. Waldron, machinist. 
Loss, $1,700. Insurance, $2,000. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by Curtis & Mitchell, machinery. 
Loss, $60. Insurance, $1,000. 

No. 9 to 17 Green street, occupied by G. W. Ely, machinery. 
Loss, $40. Insurance, $1,500. 

No. 1 Pitts street, occupied by B. Hitchins, last-manufacturer. 
Loss, $35. Insurance, $3,500. 

No. 11 Pitts street, occupied by W. S. Kyle, agent, lodging-house. 
Loss, $30. Insurance, $1,500. 

Total loss on contents, $12,087.04. Insurance on contents, $78,689. 
Originated on 4th floor. Extended over building. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 
First water, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 22, 25, 

26, 27 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 

8, 9; Hose Nos. 3, 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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September. 
Thursday. No. 286 Roxbury St. Four stories high ; size, 38 X 136. Material, 

27th. brick. 

4.15 a.m. Owned by L. Prang & Co. 

4.26 a.m. Occupied by L. Prang & Co., as art-publishing house. 
Box 245. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Given by Cause unknown. 

Police. Pirst company at riRE, Engine No. 14. 
Pirst water, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24; 
Chemical Engine Nos. 3, 5 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose 
No. 7. 
1 Loss on buildings, $4,696.00; on contents, $59,387.00. 

i Insurance on buildings, $30,000.00; on contents, $83,406.00. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 38 Eliot St. Pour stories high ; size, 24 X 60. Material, brick. 

27th. Owned by F. May heirs. 

5.22 p.m. Occupied by Grieve & Stewart, as dining-rooms. 
Box 53. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number or engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Confined to building. 
No fire ; no damage. 

Thursday. Revere House. Five stories high ; size, 141 X 148. Material, brick. 
27th. Owned by Revere House Co. 

7.25 p.m. Occupied by Chapin, Gurney, & Co., as hotel. 

Still. Loss on contents, $138.68. Insurance on contents, $85,000. 

Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, gas igniting canopy. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

No damage. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Cause, given in response to a call for assistance from Providence, 

R.I. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 6 and 7; Relief Hose Carriage. 
Remarks. — The apparatus was called, but was not needed. 



Thursday 

27th. 

8.40 p.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Chief Engineer 

Green. 



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September. 
Friday. 

28th. 
10.25 p.m. 
Box 12. 
Given by- 
Police. 



Saturday. 

29th. 
4.18 p.m. 
Box 249. 
Given by 
Member. 



Saturday. 
29th. 
7.13 p.m. 
Box 231. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Saturday. 

29th. 
9.25 p.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 123 Charlestown St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 50. Ma- 
terial, brick. 

Owned by J. P. Treadwell. 

Occdpied by D. Goldstein, as junk-store. 

Loss on building, $700. 

Loss on contents, $550. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Parker St. 

Cause and origin, alarm by operator. 

Force under commasd of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24; Chemical 

Engine No 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Remarks. — Accidental alarm given by fire-alarm operator. 

No 68 Williams St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 40 X 90. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by L. B. Comins. 

Occupied by F. S. Merritt, as patent-leather works. 
Loss on building, $428. Insurance on building, $500. 
Loss on contents, $1,680. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 
First Water, Engine No. 13. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

No. 465 Dorchester Ave. Two stories high ; size, 50 X 50. Ma- 
terial, wood. 
Owned by E. Durgin. 

Occupied by S. Atwood & Co., as pickle factory. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, hot coals in sheet-iron pan. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 



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First water, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Driver Donnell. 

Company present,. Hose No. 10. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. 

30th. 
5.13 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Member. 



Cause, in response to a call for assistance from Putnam, Conn. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 7, 10. 

Remarks. — The apparatus was called, but was not needed. 



Sunday. No. 83 Phillips St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 32-. Material, 
30th. brick. 

10.134 a.m. Owned by W. W. Forbes. 
Box 26. Occupied by Mrs. P. Ware, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance, $3,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Police. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 22, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 145 Border St. Three stories high ; size, 49 X 72. Material, 

30th. brick. 

10.47 a.m. Owned by W. H. Sturtevant. 
Box 157. Occupied by Cross & Oilman, as planing-mill. 
Given by Originated in boiler-room. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from furnace under boiler. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. . 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Fire-Boat; Hook and 

Ladder No. 2 ; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hand-hose. 



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Monday. 

1st. 
5.31 A.M. 
Box 139. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 

1st. 

9.59 a.m. 

Box 351. 

Given by 

Citizen. 

Monday. 

1st. 
3.20 p.m. 

Box 41. 
Given by 

Citizen. 



OCTOBER, 

Jarvis Wharf. 

Owned by T Wharf Co. 

Occupied by T Wharf Co., as lighter. 

Loss on vessel, $500. 

Originated around boiler. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

First water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Fire Boat; Hook and 

Ladder No. 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to vessel, slight. 
Confined to vessel. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

In Milton. 

Remarks. — This alarm was given in response to a call for assistance 

for a fire in Milton, on premises of David Tucker. Engine Cos. 

Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20, with Hook and Ladder Co. No. 6, responded. 



Canterbury St. (W. R.). One story high; size, 20 X 15. Ma- 
terial, brick. 

Owned by B. M. Wedger. 

Occupied by B. M. Wedger, as Fire Works Factory. 

Loss on building, $300. 

Loss on contents, $200. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended over entire building. 

Cause, explosion of chemicals. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7 ; 
Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 275 Federal St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 70. 

2d. wood. 

7.15 a.m. Owned by Parker heirs. 

Still. Occupied by J. Fitzgerald, junk store. 

Given by Loss on contents, $90. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Citizen. Originated in 2d story. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 



Material, 



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First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Marden. 

Companies present, Engine No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by one engine stream. 



Tuesday. Town Hill Court. One story high ; size, 10 X 30. 

2d. Owned by Mrs. Wiggin. 

4.10 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Wiggin et als., shed. 

Still. Loss on building, $5. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Police. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First compant at fire, Hose No. 3. 
Force under command of Driver Conn. 
Company present, Hose No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Material, wood. 



Tuesday. No. 16 Eochester St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 36. Material, 

2d. brick. 

7.25 p.m. Owned by Patrick Collins. 
Box 65. Occupied by Patrick Collins et als., tenements. 
Given by Loss on building, $2. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 13 Spring Lane. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

2d. brick. 

8.06 p.m. Owned by Smith & Porter. 
Box 41. Occupied by J. O. Sullivan, paper stock. 
Given by Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $2,000. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 



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October. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 1422 Tremont St. Eour stories high; size, 27 X 58. Material, 
3d. brick. 

4 p.m. Owned by Wm. Goldsmith. 
Still. Occupied by Michael Shaw et als., dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $15. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Cor. Dudley and Cottage Sts. Two stories high ; size, 24 X 36. 
3d. Material, wood. 

4.05 p.m. Owned by Patrick Carroll. 
Box 315. Occupied by Patrick Carroll, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $375. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $172. Insurance on contents, $2,800. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Fikst water, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 17, 21 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

4, 7. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 230 Main St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 60, 
3d. Material, wood. 

6.23 p.m. Owned by D. Flannagan. 
Box 412. Occupied by D. Flannagan, as bakery. 
Given by Loss on building, $325. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Police. Loss on contents, $206. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, overheated oven, 
First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
First water, Hose No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 



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OCTOBEE. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 8, 4. 
Damage to building considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 50 School St. Eour stories high; size, 21 X 104. Material, 
■4th. brick. 

8.33 p.m. Owned by W. Sheafe. 

Box 36. Occupied by J. B. Chisholm et als., printing. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $21,000. 
Police. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. , 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force-. 

Friday. No. 59 Charles St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 42. Material, 

5th. brick. 

12.15 a.m. Owned by Geo. A. Newell. 

Still. Occupied by F. P. Greer, as toy store. 

Given by Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $125. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, oily rags. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
First water, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 
Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 240 Federal St. On wharf. 

5th. Owned by Geo. H. Day & Co. 

7.40 a.m. Occupied by Geo. H. Day, for lime. 

Still. Loss on contents, $5. 

Given by Cause, slaking of lime. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Asst. Foreman Stoddard. 

Company present, Engine No. 7. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



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October. 
Friday. 

5th. 

6.464 p.m. 

Box 52. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 118 Essex St. Three stories high ; size, 45 X 50. Material, brick. 
Owned by 0. W. Morey. 
Occupied by M. Sullivan et als. 
Cause, smoke from chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 65 Medford St. 

5th. Owned by Mr. Steward. 

8.58 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Steward, as coal and wood wharf. 

Still. Originated in coal pile. 

Given by Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Police. First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 
First water, Hose No; 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Hose No. 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Friday. No. 44 Portland St. Five stories high; size, 28 X 75. Material, 

5th. brick. 

9.27 p.m. Owned by Cyrus Wakefield, 2d. 
Box 21. Occupied by C. H. Taylor, as dining-saloon. 
Given by " 0. C. Merrill, boarding-house. 

Police. Insurance on building, $12,000. 

Loss on contents, by Merrill, $2,000. Insurance on contents, $1,800. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective range. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Saturday. No 997 Washington St. Three stories high; size, 27 X 50. Ma- 

6th. terial, wood. 

2.48 a.m. Owned by John E. Brewer. 

Box 64. Occupied by C. W. Borge, as fruit-store. 

Given by Loss on building, $178. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Police. Loss on contents, $350. Insurance on contents, 



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October. 



Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of Engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. 

6th. 
4.02 a.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 40 High St. 

Needless alarm, given by a policeman seeing a light in a window, 
and mistaking it for fire. 



Saturday. No. 4 Wentworth Place. Three stories high; si'" 20 X 30. 

6th. Material, brick. 

4.40 p.m. Owned by C. H. Richards. 

Still. Occupied by L. M. Russell, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $45. 
Originated in 3d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present, Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 6 Orange Court. Three stories high; size, 24 X 45. Ma- 
6th. terial, wood. 

9.14 p.m. Owned by John Magee. 
Box 212. Occupied by Nicholas Hand, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 21, 23; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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October. 

MONDAY. 

8th. 
8.55 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 452 Main St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Mr. Parker. 
Occupied by Mr. Parker, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $3. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, bursting of a kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
Porce under command of Foreman Tyler. 
Company present, Hose No. 2. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



Tuesday. No. 31 Melrose St. Three stories high ; size, 21 X 30. Material, 

9th. brick. 

10.20 a.m. Owned by William Neilson. 

Still. Occupied by E. A. Brackett, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $18. Insurance on building, $2,200. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $7. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, bursting of kerosene oil stove. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineman Gaylord. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 107 Merrimac St. Three stories high; size, 30 X 32. Ma- 
11th. terial, wood. 

4.27 a.m. Owned by Loring heirs. 

Box 8. Occupied by A. B. Boyle, junk store. ' 
Given by " J. S. Brazillian, carpenter shop. 

Fire Patrol. Loss on building, $50. 

Loss on contents, Boyle, $50, Brazillian, $10. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engine No. 1; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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October'. 
Thursday. 

11th. 

7.494 A.M. 

•Box 571. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Shepard St., Ward 25. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

22 X 30. Material, wood. 
Owned by Neil Doherty. 

Occupied by Hannah Crowley, as boarding-house. 
Loss on building, $20. 
Loss on contents, $40. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, careless use of pipe. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
First water, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine No. 29 ; Chemical Engine No. 6 ; Hook 

and Ladder No. 11. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 13 Exchange Place. Four stories high; size, 25 X 85. Ma- 

13th. terial, freestone. 

2.59 a.m. Owned by Richard Codman. 
Box 46. Occupied by John A. Lowell & Co., engravers. 
Given by Loss on building, $600. Insurance on building, $30,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,155. Insurance on contents, $4,100. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 38 Salem St. Two stories high ; size, 22 X 65. Material, wood. 

13th. Owned by John Doherty. 

11.44 p.m. Occupied by Himan Kalish, clothing. 
Box 17. Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Loss on contents, $700. Insurance on contents, $800. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
• First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 



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October. 



Saturday. 

13th. 
12.05 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

• 
No. 29 Concord Square. Three and one-half stories high; size, 

25 X 35. Material, brick. 
Owned by Mr. Cooper. 
Occupied by Mr. Cooper, as dwelling. 
Originated in furnace pipe. 
Cause, rubbish in furnace-pipe. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
First water, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 22. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 73 and 77 Washington St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 42. 

14th. Material, brick. 

1.23£ a.m. Owned by A. Thomas. 
Box 17. Occupied by W. Levi, clothing. 
Given by Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $350. Insurance on contents, §11,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First avater, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Sunday. No. 15 Beacon St. Four stories high ; size, 31 X 52. Material, brick. 

14th. Owned by Charles Homer. 

7.55 p.m. Occupied by Charles Homer, as dwelling. 

Still. Originated on 1st floor. 

Given by Cause, lighted cigar. 

Citizen. Damage to building, none. 

Extinguished by Foreman Cheswell, with pitcher of water. 

Monday. No. 2 Farrell Place. Two and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 25. 

15th. Material, wood. * 

2.244 a.m. Owned by C. S. Butler. 

Box 142. Unoccupied dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 

Citizen. Cause, supposed incendiary. 



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First compant at fire, Engine No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Fire Boat; Hook 

and Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 19 Exchange Place. Four stories high; size, 34 X 84. Ma- 

15th. terial, brick and freestone. 

5.05 p.m. Owned by Codman heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Sylvester & Co. et als., iron-dealers. 

Given by Originated in boiler room. 
Citizen. " Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Force under command of Foreman Griffin. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No.- 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Boyxston Ave., West Boxbury. Two stories high; size, 22 X 30. 

16th. Material, wood. 

1.30 a.m. Owned by Converse & Stanley. 
Box 14. Unoccupied dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 5 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 104 Dover St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 45. 

18th. Material, wood. 

4.52 p.m. Owned by D. Bonney. 

Still. Occupied by P. M. Denan, as furniture store. 

Givenby Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $40. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, hot kettle on shavings. 



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October. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Foreman Hines. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. Edgewood St. Brush fire. 

18th. Owned by Bernard Foley. 

5.15 p.m. Originated in brush. 

Still. Cause, set by boys. 

Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
Member. First water, Engine No 24. 

Force under command of Engineman Riley. 
Company present, Engine No. 24. 



Friday. Opp. 112 Orleans St. One story high; size, 17X32. Material, 

19th. wood. 

9.27 p.m. Owned by Shaffer & O'Connor. 
Box 153. Occupied by Shaffer & O'Connor, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $250. 
Member. Loss on contents, $300. 

Originated in loft. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

First water, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 



Companies present, Engine Nos. 

Ladder No. 2 : Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



5, 9, 11; Fire Boat; Hook and 



Saturday. River St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 50. Material, wood. 

20th. Owned by Joel Capen. 

9.15 a.m. Occupied by Joel Capen, as dwelling. 

Still. Originated on 1st floor. 

Given by Cause, soot taking fire. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 
First water, Engine No. 16. 
Force under command of Foreman Merrill. 
Companies present, Engine No. 16 ; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by one engine stream. 



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October. 

Saturday. No. 264 Friend St. Two stories high ; size 23 X 75. Material, 

20th. wood. 

10.49 p.m. Owned by Perm, Baldwin & Co. 

Box 4. Occupied by Perm, Baldwin & Co., as carriage and harness manu- 
Given by facturers. 

Citizen. Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, sparks from tire furnace. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Pirst water, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1,8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. Washington St., cor. Baldwin Place. One story high; size, 

22d. 10 X 20. Material, wood. 

8.45 p.m. Owned by Munroe heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Charles Currier, as storehouse. 

Given by Loss on building, $1. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $2. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

Force under command Qf Foreman Morrison-. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. St. Patrick's Church, Dudley St. One story high; size, 

23d. 50 X 100. Material, brick. 

7.30 p.m. Owned by St. Patrick's Society. 

Still. Occupied by St. Patrick's Society, as church. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, igniting of transparency. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

First water, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Force under command of Foreman Powers. 

Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 4, 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by fire extinguisher. 

Thursday. Whittier's Wharf, Albany St. 

25th. Owned by Dr. Mann. 

6.40 a.m. Occupied by Dr. Mann et als., as storage of coal. 



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October. 
Still. 
Given by- 
Police. 



Thursday. 

25th. 

6.55 p.m. 

Box 16. 

Given by 

Police. 



Thursday. 

25th. 
9.25 p.m. 
Box 356. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on contents, $40. 

Originated in coal-pile. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

No. 32 Faneuil Hall Square. Five stories high; size, 30 X 60. 
Material, brick. 

Owned by Greenleaf heirs. 

Occupied by Sidney Fisher & Co. et als., as furnishing goods, etc. 

Loss on building, $445. Insurance on building, $5,000. 

Loss on contents, $1,725. Insurance on contents, $4,500. 

Originated on stairway. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Mather St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 30 X 40. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by J. Wallace. 

Occupied by J. Wallace, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $600. Insurance on building, $2,800. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause, leaving kerosene lamp in closet. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 

First water, Engine No. 18. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 6, 7. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 30 Beach St. Six stories high ; size, 35 X 35. Material, 

26th. brick. 

1.27 a.m. Owned by Wm. Carlton heirs. 



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October. 
Box 53. 
Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by Wm. Carlton heirs, as gas fixtures. 

Loss on building, $315. Insurance on building, $2,500. 

Loss on contents, $432. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 

Originated in 6th story. 

Cause, soldering furnace. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. Alger St., near Dorchester. One story high ; size, 50 X 75. 
26th. Material, wood. 

6.50 p.m. Owned by R. B. Lincoln & Son. 
Box 143. Occupied by R. B. Lincoln & Son, as foundry. 
Given by Loss on building, $800. Insurance on building, 
Police. Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
First water, Hose No. 10. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 1,2, 15 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5 : 

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Washington St., West Roxbury. One story high; size, 60 X 70. 

28th. Material, wood. 

6.30 p.m. Owned by Egleston Square Society. 

Still. Occupied by Egleston Square Society, as church. 

Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Citizen. Originated in cellar. 

Cause, furnace too near flooring. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Driver Gay. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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OCTOBEB. 

Monday. 

29th. 
8.30 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Whittier's Wharf, Albany St. 

Owned by Dr. Mann et als. 

Occupied by Dr. Mann, as storage wharf. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated in coal-pile. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Foreman Hines. 

Company present, Engine No. 3. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Monday. Webster St. School-house. Three stories high. Material, 

29th. brick. 

4.16 p.m. Owned by City of Boston. 

Still. Occupied by City of Boston, as school-house. 

Given by Loss on building, $125. 
Member. Originated on 1st story. 

Cause, overheated furnace. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

First water, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 9, 11, 25; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 2, 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



NOVEMBER. 

Thursday. No. 7 Harvard Square. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Ma- 

lst. terial, wood. 

1.08 p.m. Owned by H. D. Auston. 

Box 421. Occupied by Mr. M. Maguire et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $800. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Originated in cellar. Extended to the roof. 
Cause, hot ashes thrown in excelsior. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. » 

Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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November. 
Thursday. 

1st. 
3.16 p.m. 
Box 83 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 957 Tremont St. Four stories high; size, 21 X 45. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Luther Farwell. 
Occupied by S. Hombro et als., as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $398. Insurance on building, $7,500. 
Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 4th floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 2, 3; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 31 Genesee St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 30. Material, 
1st. wood. 

8.45 p.m. Owned by John Keefe. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Murphy et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Originated in cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, lighted matches among some wood. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No, 3, 

Damage to building, none. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. Glen Road, West Roxbury. One story high; size, SO X 100. 

2d. Material, wood and glass. 

10.30 p.m. Owned by M. D. Ross. 
Box 13. Occupied by M. D. Ross, as greenhouse. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. 
Police. Loss on contents, $300. 

Originated in boiler-room. 

Cause, wood coming in contact with flue. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 5 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



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November. 
Saturday. 

3d. 
2.594 p.m. 
Box 47. 
Given by- 
Police. 



No. 360 Atlantic Ave. Five stories high ; size, 22 X 104. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by David W. Foster. 
Occupied by Burt & Henshaw, saltpetre refinery. 
Insurance on contents, $4,400. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, vat taking fire from soldering iron. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2 ; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. Swett St. One story high; size, 32 X 85. Material, wood. 
3d. Owned by Boston Lead Co. 

2.22 p.m. Occupied by Boston Lead Co., as storage. 
Box 212. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Given by Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 21, 23; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Building totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 45 Chestnut St. Three stories high; size, 23 X 40. Material, 
3d. brick. 

5 p.m. Owned by R. Holman. 
Still. Occupied by R. Holman, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, §5,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, hot coals from grate. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Hose No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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november. 
Saturday. 
3d. 
6.30 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 1579 Washington St. Four stories ; size, 20 X 35. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Mr. Clark. 
Occupied by Fred. Paradise, as hotel. 
Originated in basement. 
Cause, overheated grate. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of jEngineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 23 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. Court Square. 

3d. Needless alarm. 

1.08 p.m. Cause, smoke beating down from chimney. 
Box 36. First company at box, Engine No. 4. 
Given by Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Police. Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Monday. No. 15 Baldwin St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

5th. brick. 

1.11 p.m. Owned by S. G. Jones. 

Box 453. Occupied by Mrs. Glover et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Needless alarm. 

Citizen. Cause, a smoky furnace. • 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 



Monday*. No. 600 Harrison Ave. Two stories high; size, 40 X 60. Ma- 

5th. terial, wood. 

4.47 p.m. Owned by S. B. Morse. 

Still. Occupied by various parties as dwelling and stores. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Ee- 

pair shop Hose Carriage. • 

Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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November. 
Tuesday. 

6th. 

3.43 p.m. 

Box 342. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Minot St. Two stories high ; size, 50 X 50. Material, wood. 

Owned by New Era Coffee Co. 

Occupied by New Era Coffee Co., as coffee-roasters. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, coffee in roaster taking fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 20. 

Eorce under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 20; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 6, 7. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with hand hose. 



Wednesday. No. 244 Everett St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 19 X 20. 
7th. Material, wood. 

6.54 p.m. Owned by David Griffin. 
Box 167. Occupied by David Griffin, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Police. Cause, burning out of foul chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2; 

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 23 India St. Five stories high ; size, 28 X 34. Material, brick. 
7th. Owned by Moses Williams. 

10.594 a.m. Occupied by J. H. Baker et ah., paints and varnish. 
Box 37. Originated between 2d and 3d floors. 
Given by Cause, rats and matches. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of Engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 14 Genesee St. Three stories high ; size, 21 X 32. Material, 
7th. brick. 

5.15 p.m. • Owned by Mr. Bowditch. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Sullivan et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



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First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. Nos. 53-59 Wareham St. Five stories high; size, 50 X 180. 

8th. Material, brick. 

12.11^ p.m. Owned by Creesy & Noyes. 
Box 68. Occupied by Creesy & Noyes, as dry-house. 
Given by Loss on contents,- $200. Insurance on contents, $12,000. 
Member. Originated in dry-house. 

Cause, overheated steam pipe. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25; Chem- 
ical Engine No. 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 9. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Nos. 145-8 Charlestown St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 40. 

8th. Material, brick and wood. 

6.404 p-m. Owned by W. W. Bellows. 
Box 12. Occupied by Patten & Co., as storage for rags. 
Given by Loss on building, $157. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Cor. Border and Maverick Sts. Three stories high; size, 21 X 34. 

8th. Material brick. 

7 p.m. Owned by J. Q A. Clifton. . 

Still. Occupied by Fish Bros, et als., as grocers. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Originated in cellar. 

Cause, boys playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Foreman Sherman. 

Company present, Engine No. 9. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. Nos. 4-10 Cambridge St., and Nos. 550-574 Main St. 

10th. stories high. Material, brick and wood. 

7.54 a.m. Owned by A. H. Allen. 

8.18 a.m. Loss on building, $2,100. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Box 453.' No. 564 Main street, occupied by H'. W. Fish. 
Given by Loss, $20. 
Police. No. 566 Main street, occupied by J. McQuin. 

Loss, $16. Insurance, $1,500. 

No. 568 Main street, occupied by J. Gaffney. 

Loss, $150. Insurance, $1,000. 

No. 572 Main street, occupied by T. Huntington. 

Loss, $332. Insurance, $1,500. 

No. 574 Main street, occupied by H. P. Downes. 

Loss, $50. Insurance, $3,000. 

No. 4 Cambridge street, occupied by E. C. Noera. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof and cellar. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 

First water, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 9; Hose Nos. 1, 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extended to other building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Four 



8, 10, 27 ; Fire Boat ; Hook 
2, 3, 4, 8. 



Saturday. 
10th. 

11.20 A.M. 

Box 4. 
Given by 

Member. 



Needless alarm. 

Cause, operator at work on box. 

No fire. 



Sunday. No. 15 Unity St. Three stories high ; size, 21 X 31. Material, wood. 

11th. Owned by J. H. Noble. 

10.25 a.m. Occupied by J. H. Noble, as dwelling. 

Still. Originated in chimney. 

Given by Cause, soot taking fire. 

Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 



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November. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 

Monday. No. 284 Harrison Ave. Four stories high ; size, 27 X 36. Material, 

12th. Granite. 

12.32 a.m. Owned by S. A. Way heirs. 
Box 65. Occupied by J. Wilks et als., as tailor's shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
. gine No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. No. 142J Pleasant St. One story high; size, 20 X 50. Material, 

13th. wood. 

9.40 a.m. Owned by Sturtevant Bros. 

Still. Occupied by J. G. Kelley, as junk store. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineman Gaylord. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Wednesday. No. 76 State St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 68. Material, granite. 
14th. Owned by J. Tappen heirs. 

6.55 a.m. Occupied by Darrell, Mann & Co., as office. 
Box 16. Loss on building, $70. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Given by Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Wednesday. No. II Temple Place. Five stories high; size, 27 X 75. Material, 
14th. brick. 

6.84 p.m. Owned by Savage heirs. 

Box 43. Occupied by E. J. States, as ladies furnishing goods. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $27,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, .$6,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, wood-work too near chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. I, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. Lamartine St., West Eoxbury. One and one-half stories high; 
15th. size, 18 X 20. Material, wood. 

9.55 p.m. Owned by P. Morrow. 
Box 14. Occupied by P. Morrow, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $400. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $200. 
Originated in hay-loft. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
First water, Engine No. 28. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 5 : 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Thursday. No. 443 West Broadway. Two and a half stories high ; size, 

15th. 28 X 45. Material, wood. 

10.43 p.m. Owned by C. E. Paige. 

Still. Occupied by J. M. Goddard, confectionery. 
Given by " C. E. Kendall, insurance agency. 

Citizen. Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $5,000. 



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Loss on contents, $75. Insurance on contents, 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Hill. 

Companies present, Engine No. 1 and Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 1119 Harrison Avenue. 4 stories high; size, 37 X 37. Ma- 

16th. terial, brick. 

8.45 p.m. Owned by Mrs. S. Dorr. 

Still. Occupied by Frank Brigham, dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, bed taking fire from lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 12. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 536 Medford St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 200. Ma- 

16th. terial, wood. 

8.55 p.m. Owned by Clarence Murphy. 

Box 453. Occupied by Clarence Murphy, store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Originated in store. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4: Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 169 Devonshire St. Five stories high; size, 22 X 60. Ma- 

16th. terial, brick. 

10.43 p.m. Owned by G. S. Curtis. 

Box 41. Occupied by J. H. Stark et als., photo-electrotyper. 

Given by Loss on building, $55. Insurance on building, $30,000. 

Police. Loss on contents, $85. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 



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November. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, sparks in clothes. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 2G ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1,8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Saturday. No. 673 Albany St. Five stories high ; size, 22 X 30. Material, 

17th. brick. 

7.32 a.m. Owned by Boylston Bank. 
Box 78. Occupied by J. Cunningham, dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Member. Loss on contents, $200. 
.Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23; Chemical 

Engine No. 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Foreman Hussey of Engine 23 was thrown from a buggy 
while responding to this alarm, and severely injured. 



Sunday. No. 130 Canal St. Three and two stories high; size, 56 X 72. 

18th. Material, wood and brick. 

1.01 a.m. Owned by A. D. Hoitt. 

Box 4. Occupied by A. D. Hoit,, hay and grain dealer. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,300. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $4,600. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1,8; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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November. 
Monday. 
19th. 

11.45 A.M. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 30 High St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 31. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by S. R. Rice. 
Occupied by S. R. Rice, as dwelling. 
Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Originated in chimney. 
Cause, burning out of foul chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 
Force under command of Foreman Delano. 
Company present, Engine No. 27. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by smothering. 



Monday. No. 19 Henchman St. Three stories high ; size, 15 X 30. Ma- 

19th. terial, brick. 

3.46 p.m. Owned by M. Curtis. 

Box 9. Occupied by M. Curtis et als., as tenements. 
Given by Loss on building, $120. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Extended to 3d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. Cor. Chapman and Lawrence Sts. Three stories high; size, 

19th. 50 X 175. Material, wood. 

11.35 p.m. Owned by Mr. Brown. 
Box 417. Occupied by Mr. Brown, as planing-mill. 
Given by Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Originated under sidewalk. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

First water, Hose No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 

and Ladder No. 9. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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November. 
Tuesday. 

20th. 

12.20 a.m. 

Box 39. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 28 Avery St. Four stories high; size, 40 X 50. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Lemuel Shaw. 

Occupied by N. H. Chadwick et als., as wood-turning, etc. 
Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Loss on contents, $72. Insurance on contents, $3,600. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, hot ashes in wooden box. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 154 Court St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 13 X 40. 

20th. Material, brick. 

12.15 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Armstrong. 

Still. Occupied by I. A. Rich as cigar-store. 

Given by Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Fire Patrol. Insurance on contents, $11,500. 
Originated in cellar. 
Cause, overheated hot-air pipe. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Wednesday. Nos. 2 to 10 Cambridge St. Four stories high; size, 75 X 150. 
21st. Material, brick and wood. 

10.55 p.m. Owned by A. H. Allen. 
Box 461. Occupied by Mrs. D. McQuin, as stores, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,040. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $4,700. 
Originated on 4th floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water, Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 



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Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. Nos. 21 and 23 Gates St. Three stories high; size, 30 X 40. 
22d. Material, wood. 

1.20 p.m. Owned by M. T. and W. Glynn. 

Still. Occupied by Robert Cox et als., as dwellings. 

Given by Loss on building, §250. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $145. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated in 2d story of No. 23. Extended to 2d story of No. 21. 

Cause, rats and matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

Eirst water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Nos. 9, 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Thursday. No. 83 Arch St. Five stories high; size, 75 X 100. Material, 

22d. granite. 

10.36 p.m. Owned by Simmons heirs. 

Box 49. Occupied by Skinner, Varrick & Co., as tailors' trimmings. 
Given by Loss on contents, $7,600. Insurance on contents, $30,000. 
Police. Occupied by Knowles, Leland & Co., as clothing manufacturers. 
Loss, $5,000. Insurance, $152,500. 
Occupied by Burrage, Cole & Co., clothing. 
Loss, $812. Insurance, $132,000. 

Loss on building, $1,440. Insurance on building, $100,000. 
Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished bv regular force. 



Friday. No. 15 Pitts St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 24 X 39 ; 

23d. L, 12 X 42. Material, brick. 

2.37 a.m. Owned by F. H. Wright. 

Box 23. Occupied by J. Estes et als., as lodging-house. 



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November. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $82. Insurance in building, $2,500. 
Loss on contents, 50. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 2d floor, in ell. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No 1. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Friday. Boston & Albany Railroad, near Berkeley St. Material, 

23d. wooden car. 

2.47 a.m. Owned by Boston & Albany Eailroad. 
Box 71. Occupied by Richardson & Co., as hay-car. 
Given by Loss on contents, $175. 
Police. Originated in hay. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 23, 26 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8. 

Damage to car, slight. 

Confined to car. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 2 and 3 Conley Block, Farrell Place. Two and one-half 

24th. stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, wood. ' 

5.18 a.m. Owned by J. Dunn. 
Box 142. Unoccupied dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $400. 
Citizen. Originated in 2d story of No. 2. Extended to roof of No. 3. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hook and Ladder 
No. 3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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November. 
.Sunday. 

25th. 

6.20 p.m. 

Box 49. 

Given by 

Police. 



Sunday. 
25th. 
12.26 p.m. 
Box 412. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 414 Washington St. Four stories high ; size, 18 X 84. Material, 

granite. 
Needless alarm. 
Owned by G. Richardson. 

Occupied by C. G. Woodbury, as lodging-room. 
Cause, flashing of coal-fire in grate. 
First company at box, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 

No. 8 Williams St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by M. B. Hall. 

Occupied by M. B. Hall et ah., as dwelling and carpenter's shop. 
Loss on building, $75. 
Loss on contents, §25. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
First water, Hose No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; Hose 

Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damaoe to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 144-46 Oliver St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 70. Material, 

26th. brick. 

11.47 a.m. Owned by A. A. Burrage. . 

Still. Occupied by J. L. Whiting, as brush manufactory. 

Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause-, burning out of foul chimney. 

FiR£T company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Foreman Frost. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 187 Broadway. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

26th. wood. 

4.55 p.m. Owned by W. B. Wilbur. 

Still. Occupied by M. Harris, as clothing-store. 

Given by Loss on building,' §25. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $368. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated in window. 



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November. 

Cause, goods taking fire from gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Driver Gowen. 
Company present, Hose No. 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 2 Merrimac Place. 

27th. Needless alarm. 

1.05 p.m. Cause, smoke beating down from chimney. 
Box 5. First company at box, Engine No. 6. 
Given by Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Fire-Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 

Wednesday. Cor. Ewer and Ninth Sts. 
28th. Needless alarm. 

6.27 p.m. Cause, light from lantern in stable loft. 
Box 127. First company at box, Engine No. 1. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 2. 

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



Thursday. Washington St., Dorchester District. 
29th. Owned by J. W. May. 

4.28 a.m. Loss on hay, $100. 
Box 253. Originated in haystack. 
Given by Cause, incendiary. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 14, 18, 24; Chemical Engine 

No. 5 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Confined to hay. 



Thursday. Rear No. 522 Parker St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 2/ 

29th. Material, wood. 

12.20 a.m. Owned by Wm. Claflin 
Box 21G. Occupied by E. M. Steimlie, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $285. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
, Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 



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First water, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Chemical 

Engine No. 3; Hook and Ladder No. 4; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. 
1st. 

10.18 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



DECE3IBER. 

No. 102 Tremont St. Three stories high ; size, 55 X 120. Material, 

granite. 
Owned by Massachusetts Horticultural Society. 
Occupied by Southmayd and others, as confectionery store. 
Originated in basement. 
Cause, gas igniting from candle. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by shutting off gas. 



Saturday. No. 60 Chambers St. 

1st. Caused by smoke issuing from cold-air box being mistaken for 
2.30 p.m. fire. 

Still. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Given by Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

Citizen. Damage to building, none. 



Monday. Turnpike Road, Somerville. One story high; size, 30 X 50. 

3d. Material, wood. 

6.50 p.m. Owned by Mr. Sanborn. 
Box 461. Occupied by Mr. Sanborn, as stable. 
Given by Cause, fire in Somerville. 
Police. First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water, Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; 

Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
Remarks. — Given in response to a call for aid from Somerville. 



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December. 

Tuesday. 

4th. 
10.28 a.m. 

Box 62. 
Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 75 Boylston St. Four stories high. Material, brick. 

Owned by H. Lee and others. 

Occupied by F. C. Lord, as grocery store. 

Loss on building, .$10. Insurance on building, §7,000. 

Loss on contents, $30. Insurance on contents, §8,000. 

Originated in cellar. 

Cause, leakage of gas. 

.First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engine No. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Wednesday. Remarks. — The tappers gave a turning in from box 59. 
5th. 
3.20 p.m. 



No fire. 



Thursday. Nos. 9 and 11 Water St. Four stories high; size, 30 X 64. Ma- 

6th. terial, wood. 

4.24 a.m. Owned by Flint & Hall. 
Box 421. Unoccupied store and dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor under store. Extended to roof. 
Police. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 

and Ladder No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 79 Lenox St. Four stories high ; size, 25 X 42. Material, 

6th. brick. 

9.33£ p.m. Owned by James Tevan. 
Box 83. Occupied by T. Driscoll et als., as dwelling-house. 
Given by Loss on building, §68. Insurance on building, §4,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, §29. Insurance on contents, 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 



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Friday. 

7th. 
0.42 p.m. 
Box 216. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Number or engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 2, 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

No. 304 Ruggles St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X 43. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by T. P. Eyder, agent. 
Occupied by Mrs. Eussell et als., as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $5. 
Loss on contents, $3. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, wood in store oven. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hose No. 7; 

Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. Nos. 205-207 State St. Five stories high; size, 21 X 125. Material, 
7th. granite. 

11.19^ p.m. Owned by Sears heirs. 
Box 37. Occupied by Carter, Ruggles & Co. 

Given by Loss on contents, $3,162. Insurance on contents, $8,500. 
Police. Occupied by Surprise Yeast Co. 

Loss, $400. Insurance, $1,500. 

Occupied by W. P. Gould & Co. 

Loss, $160. Insurance, $5,000. 

Loss on building, $2,402. Insurance on building, $25,000. 

Originated on 6th floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 368 Athens St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 30' X 40. 

8th. Material, wood. 

9.15 a.m. Owned by E. G. Briggs. 



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December. 
Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Henry Knapp, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $15. 

Loss on contents, .$50. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, clothing hanging too near stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Fowler. 

Company present, Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. Magazine St. Two stories high ; size, 40 X 50. Material, wood. 

8th. Owned by H. B. Arnold. 

0.40 p.m. Occupied by H. B. Arnold, phosphate works. 
Box 213. Loss on building, $235. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $1,400. Insurance on contents, $12,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
First water, Engine No. 12. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 23, 24; Hook and 

Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. Eear No. 478 Main St. Three stories high; size, 50 X 100. Mate- 

9th. rial, brick. 

1.44 p.m. Owned by A. H. Allen. 
Box 463. Occupied by McLean et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 
Citizen. First company at box, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 

Damage to building, none. 

Needless alarm; no fire. 



Monday. Ellsworth St. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 40. 

10th. Owned by Mrs. Cullen. 

2.38 p.m. Occupied by P. McDonough et als., as dwelling. 
Box 325. Loss on contents, $5. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with fire. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 7. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 



Material, wood. 



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December. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 6, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by fire being thrown out of window. 

Tuesday. No. 28 Mindoro St. Three stories high ; size, 27 X 55. Material, 

11th. wood. 

10.09£ a.m. Owned by E. Duffy. 
Box 249. Occupied by H. Mullreny et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 
Originated oh 2d floor. 
Cause, carelessness. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24; Chemical 

Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water., 

Wednesday. Baker St., West Roxbury. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 
12th. terial, wood. 

6.55 p.m. Owned by J. McNamara. 
Box 31. Unoccupied dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $200. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 18, 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 

5, 7; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Second alarm given by reason of the bells not striking 
1st alarm correctly. 



Wednesday. No. 43 and 45 High St. Four stories high; size, 35 X 125. Ma- 
12th. terial, granite. 

9.30 p.m. Owned by D. Johnson & Co. 

Still. Occupied by D. Johnson & Co. et als., as leather store. 

Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, gas left burning having the appearance of fire. 



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December. 

First company, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
No fire ; needless alarm. 

Thursday. Nos. 11-13 Summer St. Five stories high; size, 22 X 70. Ma- 
13th. terial, marble. 

4.33 a.m. Owned by E. W. Miles. 

Box 42. Occupied by Springer Bros, et als., as cloak-manufacturing store. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $55,000. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. Nos. 13-14 Lewis Wharf. Four stories high ; size, 30 X 80. 

13th. Material, granite. 

6.53 p.m. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation. 
Box 14. Occupied by J. W. Seaver & Co., storage. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. 
Police. Loss on contents, $2,382. Insurance on contents, $25,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, sparks from engine. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 7 Tremont St. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 75. Material, 

14th. brick. 

4.44 p.m. Owned by E. Chadwick heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Newman & Sons, as florists. 

Given by Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $28,000. 

Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated on 1st floor. 



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December. 

Cause, gas-jet igniting decorations in window. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Friday. Cor. Dorchester Ave. and Swan St. Four stories high. Ma- 

14th. terial, brick. 

8.58 p.m. Owned by R. Bishop. 

Still. Occupied by Campbell Bros., as grain store and dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Police. Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

First water, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Hoseman Bennett. 

Companies present, Engine No. 15 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Friday. Rear Station St. Five stories high; size, 40 X 75. Material, 

14th. brick. 

0.04 p.m. Owned by G. F. Burckhardt. 
Box 249. Occupied by G. F. Burckhardt, as brewery. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from furnace. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24; Chemical 

Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 30 I St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 

15th. Owned by P. Brown. 

10.16 a.m. Occupied by P. Waite, as dwelling. 
Box 139. Originated on 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, children playing with matches. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 



Material, wood. 



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December. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; 

Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Remarks. — A child was badly burned. 

Sunday. Nos. 344-348 Hanover St. Three stories high ; size, 15 X 50. 

16th. Material, wood. 

1.09 a.m. Owned by T. Bennett. 

Box 9. Occupied by E. Goldstien, as liquor store. 
Given by Loss on building, $116. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 
Cause, defective chimney. 
Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Fire-Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 401 Hanover St. 

16th. Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 

10.12 a.m. First company at box, Engine No. 8. 

Box 9. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 5. 
Police. Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Eire-Boat ; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Needless alarm. 

Sunday. No. 137 Northampton St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. 

16th. Material, wood. 

10.45 a.m. Owned by C. A. Richards. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Hastings, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated in cellar. 
Fire patrol. Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present, Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 7 Gardner Place. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

16th. Material, wood. 

7.35 p.m. Owned by J. Quigley. 



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December. 

Still. Occupied by J. Quigley, as dwelling. 

Given by Cause, wood in stove oven. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Driver Gowen. 
Company present, Hose No. 9. 
No fire. 

Sunday. No. 16 Berlin St. Three stories high; size, 16 X 32. Material, 

16th. wood. 

8.05 p.m. Owned by B. Burlingame. 

Still. Occupied by J. Adams, as dwelling. 

Given by Cause, burning meat. 
Citizen. First company, Hose No. 7. 

Company present, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Driver Stimpson. 

Needless ; no fire. 



Monday. Milton Aye. One and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

17th.. terial, wood. 

1.30 a.m. Owned by P. Chisholm. 
Box 356. Unoccupied dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Citizen. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 

First water, Engine No. 18. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 6, 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 20 Conant St. Three stories high ; size, 37 X 70. Material, 

17th. wood. 

1.41 a.m. Owned by F. Voneuw. 

Box 249. Occupied by F. Voneuw, as saloon and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $198. Insurance on building, $5,800. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

First water, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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December. 
Monday. 

17th. 

2.59 a.m. 

Box 356. 

Given by 

Police. 



Milton Ave. One and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by P. Chishokn. 

Unoccupied dwelling. 

Loss on building, $280. Insurance on building, $1,500. 

Cause, rekindling of old fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 6, 7 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Nos. 27-29 Tremont St. Four stories high ; size, 21 X 60. Material, 

18th. brick. 

3.37 p.m. Owned by C H. Appleton estate. 
Box 36. No. 27 occupied by Taylor and Libby. 
Given by Loss on building, $83. Insurance on building, $21,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 

Originated in cellar of No. 27. 

Cause, gas communicating with furnace. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, S, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Tuesday. No. 9 Eaton St. Four and one-half stories high; size, 21 X 55. 

18th. Material, brick. 

6.18 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Knights. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Brinley et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $2. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, foul chimney. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 



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December. 

Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Remarks. — Chemical Engine No. 1 went to No. 9 Eaton street again 
at 7.10 p.m. Same cause. 

Wednesday. Washington St. Two stories high ; size, 45 X 70. Material, wood. 
19th. Owned by Thomas Erost. 

'4.49 a.m. Occupied by J. Hogan and others, as saloon and dwelling. 
Box 351. Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Originated in saloon. 
Police. Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at box, Engine No. 16. 

First water, Engine No. 16. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by engine stream. 

Wednesday. Heath St. 

19th. First company at Box, Engine No. 14. 

8.08 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Box 256. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Given by Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14 ; Chemical Engine No. 
Unknown. 3 ; Hook arid Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 

Remarks. — False alarm. Box found open by police-officer. 

Wednesday. No. 324 Hanover- St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 36. Ma- 
19th. terial, granite. 

10.13£ p.m. Owned by F. L. Gould. 
Box 9. Occupied by A. Simons, dry goods. 

Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $235. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25; Fire Boat; Chem- 
ical Engine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 214 South St. 
20th. brick. 

8.28 a.m. Owned by J. Casey. 



Five stories high; size, 27 X 37. Material, 



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December. 
Box 56. 
Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by J. Casey, as saloon and dwelling. 

Loss on building, $130. Insurance' on building, $5,000. 

Insurance on contents, $600. 

Originated on 5th floor. 

Cause, rats and matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Regan. 

Number op engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hose No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — At 0.20 p.m. Engine No. 7 was called to put out a fire in 
the same building, reported by the district engineer to be of incen- 
diary origin, with a loss of $1. 



Thursday. No. 214 South St. Five stories high; size, 27 X 37. Material, 
20th. brick. 

1 p.m. Owned by J. Casey. 
Box 56. Occupied by J. Casey, as saloon and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Police. Loss on contents, $20. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. 9; Fire 
Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Remarks. — This alarm was needless, as members of Engine No. 7 
were at work in the building at the time the alarm was given. 
This fire was set in three different places. 



Thursday. Nos. 71-73 Broad St. Six stories high; size, 22 X 40. Material, 

20th. brick. 

10.48 p.m. Owned by B. M. Clark. 
Box 46. " M. M. Pigott. 

Given by Occupied by M. M. Pigott & Son, as paints and oils. 
Police. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, $3,250. 
Originated in basement. 
Cause, supposed boiling over of oil. 



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December. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 332 Main St. Four stories high; size, 33 X 45. Material, 

23d. wood. 

1.27 a.m. Owned by A. H. Allen. 

Box 4G2. Occupied by Mr. Ingalls et als., as stores and dwellings. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Police. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 

and Ladder No. 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confiked to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 

Sunday. No. 144 B St. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 40. Material, wood. 

23d. Owned by Mrs. M. Driscoll. 

5.15 p.m. Occupied by John Mehegan, as dwelling. 

Still. Originated on 2d floor. 

Given by Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Driver Gowen. 

Company present, Hose No. 9. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Mehegan was severely burned, and has since died. 



Tuesday. Nos. 36-38 West St. Five stories high ; size, 62 X 180. Material, 
25 th. granite. 

Still. Owned by Lawrence heirs. 

10.10 p.m. Occupied by J. F. Bumstead et als., as manufacturers. 

Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $80,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $15,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Fmsr water, Engine No. 26. 



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December. 

Force under command of Foreman Knox. 
Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 

Thursday. No. 14 Highland Ave. Three stories high; size, 25 X 56. Ma- 

27th. terial, wood. 

12.15 p.m. Owned by J. M. Brown. 

Still. Occupied by J. M. Brown, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $3. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 14. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Friday. No. 36 Athens St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 30. Material, 

28th. wood. 

10.35 a.m. Owned by R. McDevitt. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as tenement house. 

Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, foul chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Foreman Byrnes. 

Companies present, Engine No. 15 ; Hose No. 9. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by putting salt in chimney. 



Sunday. No. 4 Plympton Court. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

30th. 18 X 28. Material, wood. 

8.45 a.m. Owned by Wright heirs. 

Still. Occupied by T. Sullivan et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $15. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, sparks from stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Le Cain. 

Company present, Engine No. 23. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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December. 

MONDAT. 

31st. 
4.46 p.m. 

Box 17. 
Given by 

Police. 



Nos. 142-144 Blackstone St. Three stories high ; size, 28 X 30. 
Material, brick. 

Owned by A. T. Burbank. 

Occupied by P. M. Lambert, as chair manufacturer. 
" M. O'Connell, as liquor-dealer. 

Loss on building, $113. Insurance on building, $3,500. 

Loss on contents, $1,266. Insurance on contents, $4,700. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, excelsior taking fire from stove. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
gine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



JANUARY. 

Tuesday. No. 2482 Washington St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

1st. 25 X 65. Material, wood. 

1.55 p.m. Owned by P. B. Smith, Jr. 

Still. Occupied by P. B. Smith, Jr., as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $2. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engiueman Cole. 

Company present, Engine No. 12. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 27 Highland Ave. Four stories high; size, 21 X 45. Material, 

1st. brick. 

2.35 p.m. Owned by S. G. Cheever heirs. 

Still. Occupied by J. F. Carr, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $22. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 



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January. 

Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 381 Federal St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 35. Material, 

1st. brick. 

7.50 p.m. Owned by A. Cutler. 

Still. Occupied by J. P. Shea and others, as store and dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 
Company present, Engine No 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Tuesday. No. 88 Prince St. Two and one-half stories high; 25 X 54. Material, 

1st. wood. 

8.01 p.m. Owned by N. Robbins. 

Still. Occupied by J. Gutterman, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Foreman Childs. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. No. 19 Congress St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 56. Material, 

1st. brick. 

8.45 p.m. Owned by C. Lyman. 
Box 46. Occupied by E. Steimble, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $286. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $883. Insurance on contents, $1,800. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 308 W. Broadway. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. 
2d. Material, brick. 

5.35 a.m. Owned by D. F. Brennan. 

Box 126. Occupied by C. Morris & Co., as store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $154. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,100. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated in cellar. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
First avater, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12 y 

Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. East Dedham St. Five stories high ; size, 60 X 75. Material, brick.. 
2d. Owned by Morton & Chesly. 

3.20 p.m. Occupied by Morton & Chesly, as carpenters and builders. 

Still. Cause, overheated glue room. 

Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
Automatic Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Signal. Number of engineers present, 3. 
Company present, Engine No. 25. 
Needless alarm from automatic signal. 

Wednesday. Mt. Hope St. 

2d. Owned by A. W. Draper. 

6.04 p.m. Originated in grass in meadow. 
Box 43. Cause unknown. 

Given by First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 41 
Police. Force under command of Engineer Rogers.. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine No. 28; Chemical Engine Nos.. 4, 7;: 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by beating out. 



Thursday. Centre St. Three stories high ; size, 40 X 50. 

3d. Owned by H. W. Goodwin. 

6.30 p.m. Occupied by H. W. Goodwin, as dwelling.. 

Still. Originated in chimney. 



Material, wood. 



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Given by 
Member. 



Cause, soot taking fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 

First water, Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 

Companies present, Engine No. 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Thursday. No. 232 Centre St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 32 X 32. 
3d. Material, wood. 

8.19 p.m. Owned by Geo. W. Parker. 
Box 259. Occupied by John Murturgh. 

Given by Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, defective chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

First water, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Chemical En- 
gine Nos. 3, 5; Hose No. 7; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 96 South St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 
3d. brick. 

12.03 p.m. Owned by Leopold Morse. 

Still. Occupied by O. W. Whicher et als., stores. 

Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $9,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Stoddard. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 1311 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 30X75. 

4th. Material, brick. 

10.26 a.m. Owned by Jonas Fitch. 

10.33 a.m. Occupied by H. Cobb et als., as stores and dwelling. 

Box 73. Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $27,000. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $11,000. 

Originated in boiler room. 

Cause, overheated boiler. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 13, 15, 22, 23, 25, 26; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7, 8, 9 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

• Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — The second alarm was given by Foreman Hines, of 
Engine No. 3, he being called to the fire on a Still, and not know- 
ing that an alarm had been turned in. 



Friday. No. 35 Haynes St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 40. 

4th. Material, wood. 

11 25 a.m. Owned by J. B Quimby. 

Still. Occupied by Wm. Holland el als., as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, fire in excelsior. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

First water, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Extended over building. 



Saturday. Beach Glen Ave. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 24 X 36. 

5th. Material, wood. 

0.19 a.m. Owned by M. J. Bartlett. 
Box 254. Unoccupied dwelling. • 
Given by Loss on building, $2,000. 
Police. Originated in basement. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23; Hose No. 7; 

Chemical Engine No. 3; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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January. 

Saturday. 
5th. 

5.14 p.m. 
Box 78. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 

7th. 
10.30 p.m. 

Box 62. 
Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 63 East Brookline St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 

18 X 30. Material, brick. 
Owned by H. C. Cobb. 
Occupied by H. L. Collamore, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Loss on contents, $20. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, gas-stove igniting wood-work. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 
Remarks. — In responding to this alarm, Frederick A. W. Gay, of 

Hook and Ladder No. 3, was fatally injured, living only a few 

hours. 

No. 124 Eliot St. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 80. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by S. Jenison. 

Occupied by F. C. Bacon et als., as piano factory, etc. 
Loss on building, $54. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Insurance on contents, $4,700. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose Nos. 5, 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Wednesday. No. 35 "West Newton St. Four stories high ; size, 28 X 50. 
9th. Material, brick. 

7.45 a.m. Owned by Mr. Saunders. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Billings, as dwelling-house. 

Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, rubbish on hot-air pipe. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Driver Lovell. 
Company present, Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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January. 
Wednesday. 
9th. 

11.25 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 9 Rochester St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 30. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by C. Sullivan. 
Occupied by several families as dwelling. 
Originated in attic. 
Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. 

9th. 

6.25 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Police. 



No. 91 Summer St. Five stories high; size, 26 X 90. Material, 

granite. 
Owned by J. C. Haines. 
Occupied by Whitney & Richards, as store. 
Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Cor. Main St. and Mystic Ave. Two stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by T. Smith. 
Occupied by T. Smith, as hay depot. 
Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $500. 
Loss on contents, $290. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Originated on 1st and 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water, Hose 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Noa. 1, 2, 3, 4; 

Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. Winship Ave. Two and one-half stories high; size, 40 X 60. 

11th. Material, wood. 

2.40 p.m. Owned by Learned & Jackson. 

Still. Occupied by C. B. Johnson, as dwelling. 



Wednesday. 

9th. 

6.53 p.m. 

Box 461. 

Given by 

Police. 



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January. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $500. 

Loss on contents, $300. 

Originated in store. 

Cause, boiling over of a kettle of fat. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturdat. No. 14 North Market St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 56. 

12th. Material, granite. 

2.54£ p.m. Owned by Lawrence heirs. 
Box 16. Occupied by Chandler & Co., as sail-makers. 
Given by Loss on building, $23. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $52. Insurance on contents, $300. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, boiling over of a kettle of wax. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 : Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. Nos. 417-419 Hanover St. Three stories high; size, 16 X 40. 

12th. Material, wood. 

3.37 p.m. Owned by B. Tremere. 

Box 9. Occupied by T. Devlin et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $200. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. S. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25; Fire-Boat; Hook 

and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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January. 
Saturday. 

12th. 
3.45 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 42 Greenville St. Two stories high ; size, 40 X 40. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by John H. Lester. 
Occupied by H. S. Boles, as dwelling. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, kerosene stove taking fire. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



Saturday. Eear of Marcella St. 
12th. Originated in a tree. 

7.20 p.m. Cause, boys playing with fire. 

Still. First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Given by Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Police. Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Confined to tree. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Saturday. No. 80 Merrimac St. Five stories high; size, 33 X 53. Material, 

12th. brick. 

11.23 p.m. Owned by A. McLean. 

Box 8. Occupied by S. Herman, as store. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $500. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause "unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Bartlett of Engine No. 4 had his foot injured 
by being stepped on by the horses of Engine No. 8. 



Monday. No. 17 Motte St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 22 X 30. 

14th. Material, brick. 

4.54 a.m. Owned by S. A. Way heirs. 

Box 65. Occupied by Mrs. Tallman, as lodging-house. 

Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $2,500. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $40. Insurance on contents, $500. 



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January. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, bed igniting from cigar. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine, Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 

Mondat. No. 267 Harrison Ave. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 24 

14th. X 30. Material, brick. 

9.55 a.m. Owned by D. W. Hall. 

Still. Occupied by D. W. Hall, as grocery store. 

Given by Originated in cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, leaky gas-pipe. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by shutting off gas. 

Tuesday. Eear No. 22 Beach St. Five stories high; size, 30 X 1.00. Ma- 

15th. terial, brick. 

7.44 p.m. Owned by Alice Gilbert. 
Box 53. Unoccupied building. 
Given by Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. S. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — Fire was in rubbish, and caused no damage to building. 



Wednesday. No. 370 Medford St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 
16th. terial, wood. 

7.34 p.m. Owned by Robert Armstrong. 

Box 435. Occupied by Robert Armstrong tt als., as dwelling-housj. 



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Given by 
Police. 



Originated in chimney. 

Cause, soot taking fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 

and Ladder No. 9 : Fire Boat. 
Needless alarm. No fire. No damage. 



Thursday. Nos. 30-32 Lancaster St. Five stories high ; size, 40 X 80. Ma- 
17th. terial, brick. 

3.30 p.m. Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Still. Occupied by J. F. Keating, as planing-mill. 

Given by Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, sparks from fire-room. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 

Company present, Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Engine No. 6. 



Friday. No. 24 Cordis St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 35. Material, 

18th. brick. 

6.48 a.m. Owned by James Hoy. 
Box 416. Occupied by James Hoy, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, burning out of chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 

Damage to building, none. 

Needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 45 Portland St. Four stories high ; size, 36 X 40. Material, 

18th. brick. 

7.03 p.m. Owned by M. W. Merrill. 
Box 21. Occupied by P. Mclntyre, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 



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January. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Saturday. No. 217 South St. Eour stories high; size, 22 X 45. Material, 
19th. brick. 

1.50 a.m. Owned by John Casey. 

Still. Occupied by W. J. Anderson, as hotel. 

Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, bed taking fire from pipe. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Saturday. Nos. 321-323 Sumner St. Three stories high ; size, 33 X 33. Ma- 

19th. terial, brick. 

0.37 a.m. Owned by J. C. Hackett. 
Box 183. Occupied by P. J. Kieffe, as grocery store. 
Given by Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Fire Boat; Hook and 

Ladder No. 2; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. 4 Way St. Five stories high; size, 18 X 27. Material, granite. 
20th. No. 284 Harrison Ave. Four stories high ; size, 27 X 36. Material, 

5.13 a.m. granite. 

Box 65. Owned by S. A. Way heirs. 
Given by Occupied by several parties. 

Police. Loss on building, $3,403. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
No. 284 Harrison Avenue, occupied by M. H. Donovan. 
Loss, $245. Insurance, $2,000. 
No. 284 Harrison Avenue, occupied by J. Wilkes. 



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Loss, $300. Insurance, 

No. 284 Harrison Avenue, occupied by M. Simonds. 

Loss, $100. Insurance, $300. 

No. 4 Way street, occupied by R. Springer. 

Loss, $55. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended over building, and to No. 4 Way 

Street. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at tire, Engine No. 3. 
First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Robert Young, a harness-maker living in the building, 
■was smothered, and found dead. 



Sunday. No. 2 Pitts-St. Place. Four stories high ; size, 19 X 30. Material, 

20th. brick. 

10.02 a.m. Owned by Mr. Fisher. 

Still. Occupied by J. Humphreys, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Hook 

and Ladder No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 23 South St. Four stories high; size, 25 X 80. Material, 

22d. . granite. 
5.30 p.m. Owned by James S. Stone. 

Still. Occupied by J. J. Birkmir et als., as stores. 

Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $49,700. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, overheated boilers. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hand hose. 



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January. 

Wednesday. No. 513 Tremont St. Five stories high; size, 100 X 200. Material, 
23d. stone and brick. 

1.13 a.m. Owned by Odd Fellows Association. 
Box 71. Occupied by Boston Lodges I.O.O.F. and others. 
Given by Loss on building, $756. Insurance on building, $175,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,037. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 
Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause, lighted cigar thrown into dumb waiter. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of Engineers present, 7. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 23, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1,2; Hook and Ladder No. 3: Hose Nos. 5, 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 211 Cambridge St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 48. Ma- 
24th. terial, brick. 

8.04 p.m. Owned by E. Lessner. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Moore, as store and dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Police. Cause, thawing out water-pipe. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Hoseman Gargan. 

Company present, Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 282 Causeway St. Three stories high; size, 30 X 50. Ma- 

27th. terial, brick. 

4.40 a.m. Owned by Bibber & Dickerman. 
Box 12. Occupied by R. McManus, as liquor-store. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Police. Cause, breaking of a lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

No. 1; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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January. 
Sunday. 

27th. 
5.52 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Sunday. 

27th. 

7.40 p.m. 

Box 53. 

Given by 

Police. 



Monday. 

28th. 
3.40 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 57 Lowell St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 36. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by H. Randall. 

Occupied by G. W. Swain and others, as tenement house. 
Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Loss on contents, $5. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present, Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

No. 29 La Grange St. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 60. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Dr. J. Simonds. 
Occupied by Mrs. Ward, as lodging-house. 
Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Loss on contents, $10. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. 8, 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

No. 48 Broadway. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by the Welch heirs. 
Occupied by J. J. Flynn, as dwelling-house. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, lighted match thrown behind bureau. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
Force under command of Engineman Fitzgerald. 
Company present, Engine No. 15. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. Commercial St. One story high ; size, 10 X 12. Materia', wood, 

31st. Owned by Dorchester Gas Light Co. 

7.214 p.m. Occupied by Dorchester Gas Light Co., as boiler-house. 



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January. 
Box 323. 
Given by 
Member. 



Loss on building, $40. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended over building. 

Cause, ignition of coke-pile. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder No. 7. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 121 Medford St. Six stories high ; size, 50 X 250. Material, 
31st. brick. 

Box 424. Owned by F. M. Holmes & Co. 

7.31 p.m. Occupied by F. M. Holmes, as furniture manufactory. 
7.35 p.m. Loss on building, $100,000. Insurance on building, $38,993.98. 
7.39 p.m. Loss on contents, $79,850.49. Insurance on contents, $69,902.81. 
7.55 p.m. Building totally destroyed. 

Given by Bear 121 Medford St. Three stories high ; size, 40 X 50. Material, 
Police. brick. 

Owned by F. M. Holmes & Co. 

Occupied F. M. Holmes, as boiler-house. 

Loss on building, $4,706.25. Insurance on building, $6,900. 

Loss on contents, $6,922.13. Insurance on contents, $10,120. 

Building totally destroyed. 

No. 1 Stone St. Size, 30 X 48. Material, wood. 

Owned by Amos Stone. 

Occupied by P. Broderick, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $70. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $25. 

Building slightly damaged. 

No. 3 Stone St. Size, 30 X 48. Material, wood. 

Owned by Amos Stone. 

Occupied by J. K. Mahoney, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $500. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $200. 

Building slightly damaged. 

No. 7 Stone street. Size, 30 X 48. Material, wood. 

Owned by Amos Stone. 

Occupied by L. Grant, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $725. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $150. 

Building slightly damaged. 

No. 9 Stone St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 40. Material, wood. 

Owned by Wm. Sullivan. 

Occupied by Mr. Wilcox, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Loss on contents, $60. 



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Fire Commissioners' Report. 143 



Occupied by Mr. Place, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Occupied by Mr. Denning, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Building slightly damaged. 

No. 11 Stone St. One story high; size, 16 X 22. Material, wood. 
Owned by Wm. Sullivan. 
Occupied by Wm. Sullivan, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $60. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Loss on contents, $90. 
Occupied by Mr. Ryan, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $60. 
Building slightly damaged. 

No. 12 Stone St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 32. Material, wood. 
Owned by John Sanborn. 
Occupied by J. Jelly, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Loss on contents, $150. 
Building considerably damaged. 

Bear 124 Medford St. One story high ; size, 25 X 36. Material, wood. 
Owned by John Sanborn. 
Occupied by J. Cleary, as stable. 
Loss on building, $1,200. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Occupied by J. Flynn, as stable. 
Loss on contents, $20. 
Occupied by G. Bailey, as stable. 
Loss on contents, $15. 
Occupied by W. G. Smalley. 
Loss on contents, $20. 
Building totally destroyed. 

Sheridan Court. Two stories high; size, 18 X 20. Material, wood. 
Owned by Jonathan Stone. 
Occupied by J. Berry, as carpenter shop. 
Loss on building, $600. 
Insurance on contents, $500. 
Building considerably damaged. 
Owned by Jonathan Stone. Size, 18 X 25. 
Occupied by J. Stone, as stable. 
Building totally destroyed. 

Rear 136 Medford St. One story high ; size, 16 X 32. Material, wood. 
Owned by James Sanborn. 

Occupied by J. Sanborn et als., as shed and stable. 
Loss on contents, $40. 
Building slightly damaged. 

Nos. 118 to 122 Medford St. One story high; size, 40 X 65. Ma- 
terial, brick and wood. 
Owned by Nason & Littlefield. 
Occupied by Nason & Littlefield, as stable. 



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January. 

Loss on building, $1,000. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $240. Insurance on contents, $1,640. 

Building totally destroyed. 

One story high ; size, 20 X 100. Material, wood. 

Owned by Nason & Littlefield. 

Occupied by Nason & Littlefield, as shed. 

Loss on building, $3G0. 

Building totally destroyed. 

Rearl21MedfordSt. Two stories high; size, 30 X 100. Material, brick. 

Owned by F. M. Holmes & Co. 

Occupied by John Cronin, as stable and dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $20. 

No. 146 Medford St. Size, 25 X 72. ' Material, wood. 

Owned by J. Lynch heirs. 

Occupied by Mr. Fitch, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $165. Insurance on building, $2,500. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Occupied by Mr. Higgins, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Occupied by Mr. Fitzgerald, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Building slightly damaged. 

Bear 147 Medford St. Size, 14 X 18. Material, wood. 

Owned by Amos Stone. 

Occupied by Mr. Hines, as dwelling. 

No. 145 Medford St. Size, 15 X 30. Material, wood. 

Owned by Amos Stone. 

Occupied by B. Brown, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $175. 

Building totally destroyed. 

No. 147 Medford St. Size, 15 X 30. Material, wood. 

Owned by Amos Stone. 

Occupied by R. Humphrey, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $25. 

Building totally destroyed. 

No. 143 Medford St. Size, 15 X 30. Material, wood. 

Owned by Amos Stone. 

Occupied by Mr. McYork, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $25. 

Building totally destroyed. 

No. 140 Medford St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 56. Material, wood. 

Owned by Wm. Sullivan. 

Occupied by J. Dale, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $1,300. Insurance on building, $4,000. 

Loss on contents, $200. 

Occupied by T. Reardon, as dwelling. 



JANUARY. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 145 



Loss on contents, $75. 

Occupied by Wm. Sullivan, as store. 

Loss on contents, $460. Insurance on contents, $1,300. 

Building considerably damaged. 

No. 138 Medford St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 34. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by Wm. Sullivan. 

Occupied by W. Southwick, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $1,300. Insurance on building, $3,500. 

Loss on contents, $200. 

Occupied by J. Devine, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $150. 

Occupied by M. Bobbins, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $500. 

Building considerably damaged. 

No. 109 to 113 Medford St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 40. 
Material, wood. 

Owned by Edmund Keyes. 

Occupied by Edmund Keyes, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $3,000. Insurance on building, $2,200. 

Loss on contents, $700. 

Building totally destroyed. 

No. 102 Medford St. Three stories 'high; size, 20 X 40. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by J. O'Hara. 

Occupied by Mrs. O'Hara et als., as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Loss on contents, $150. 

Building slightly damaged. 

No. 65 Tufts St. Two stories high ; size, 26 X 30. Material, wood. 

Owned by Mr. Austin. 

Occupied by J. O'Neil, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $1,500. 

Building slightly damaged. 

No. 62 Tufts St. 

Owned by J. O'Hara. 

Occupied by J. O'Hara, as store. 

Building slightly damaged. 

Bear Medford St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 39. Material, wood. 

Owned by R. Frothingham. 

Occupied by R. Frothingham, as stable. 

Loss on building, $400. Insurance on building, 

Loss on contents, $125. Insurance on contents, 

Building totally destroyed. 
Medford St. 

Owned by Mystic Water Board. 
Occupied by Mystic Water Board, fence. 
Loss, $200. 

Total loss on buildings, $119,101.00 Total insurance on buildings, 
$74,094.00 



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January. 



Thursday. 

31st. 

8.14 p.m. 

Box 123. 

Given by 

Police. 



Total loss on contents, $95,528.00. Total insurance on contents, | 
$83,963.00. 

Ninety men enployed in Holmes' factory lost tools estimated at 
$50 each. 

Originated on 6th floor. Extended to several buildings. 

Cause, watchman dropping lamp out of lantern. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

First water, Hose No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 10. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2, 5; Fire and Police Boats; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 2, 
3, 5, 8, 9, 10; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10; Chelsea Engine 
No. 1 ; Hose Nos. 1 and 2 of Somerville. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Chas. Furlong, member of Hose No. 2, had a 
leg broken by falling walls. Hosemen Owen Tulley and Geo. 
Phelps, members of Hose No. 2, were slightly injured. Hose- 
man John Casskly, member of Hose No. 3, was slightly injured. 
Chief Engineer Hopkins, of Somerville, stationed a hose-carriage 
in the house of Hose Co. No. 2 during the fire. Chief Engineers 
Hopkins, of Somerville, and Dyke, of Chelsea, were present at the 
fire, and rendered assistance. 

Cor. Swan St. and Dorchester Ave. Three stories high ; size, 

20 X 30. Material, brick. 
Owned by E. Bishop. 

Occupied by several families as tenement house. 
Loss on building, $40. 
Loss on contents, $75. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, upsetting of lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 12. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 17, 24 ; Hose No. 12 ; Chemical 

Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 4, 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



FEBRUARY. 

Friday. Cor. Dorchester Ave and Commercial St. One story high ; size, 

1st. 25 X 82. Material, wood and stone. 

2.30 a.m. Owned by John Haggerty. 

2.37 a.m. Loss on building, $1,209. Insurance on building, $1,200. 

2.41 a.m. Owned by Patrick Rogers. 



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February. 
Box 323. 

Given by 
Police. 



Loss, $800. Insurance, 

Owned by Ashael Glover. 

Loss, $225. Insurance, $4,000. 

Occupied by John Haggerty, liquors. 

Loss on contents, $800. 

Occupied by Keran Hart, shoes. 

Loss, $75. 

Occupied by Edw. Murphy, barber. 

Loss, $200. 

Occupied by Patrick Rogers, grocer. 

Loss, $350. Insurance, $800. 

Occupied by Wm. Maybury, harness-maker. 

Loss, $800. 

Occupied by Thos. Feely, undertaker. 

Loss, $400. 

Occupied by Hannah Lynch, varieties. 

Loss, $500. 

Originated in Rogers' store. Extended to entire block. 

Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 1, 12, 16, 17, 18, 21 ; Hose No. 10; 

Hook and Ladder Nos. 4, 5, 7. 
Damage to buildings, two totally destroyed ; one considerably damaged. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Nos. 31 and 33 Buckingham St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 35. 
2d. Material, brick. 

7.10 a.m. Owned by Alliance Ins. Co. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Moffatt, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $87. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $75. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, gas explosion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

First water, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Foreman Smith. 

Company present, Engine No. 22. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. 147 Franklin St. Four stories high ; size, 35 X 60. Material, 

3d. freestone. 

8.42 a.m. Owned by Richard Baker heirs. 

Box 45. Occupied by John R. Bigelow, paper hangings. 



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February. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Occupied by J. H. Bufford & Sons, lithographers. 

Loss, $4,682. Insurance, $69,000. 

Occupied by Priest, Page & Co., Howe Scales. 

Loss, $40. Insurance, $10,000. 

Loss on building, $729. Insurance on building, $30,000. 

Originated under 3d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 372 Chelsea St., East Boston. Two stories high; size, 15 X 30. 

5th. Material, wood. 

7.25 p.m. Owned by Margaret Caddock. 

Box 175. Occupied by Charles Zielinger, as bakery and dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $85. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Police. Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $600. 

Originated in 2d story. 

Cause, defective oven. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 

First water, Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 48 West Canton St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

5th. 18 X 30. Material, wood. 

10.30 p.m. Owned by Mr. Grant. 

Still. Occupied by J. Keefe, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $15. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, explosion kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Foreman Lovell. 

Company present, Hose No. 5. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by smothering with blankets. 



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February. 
Thursday. 

7th. 

7.30 p.m. 

Box 35. 

Given by 

Unknown. 



False alarm. 

First company at box, Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos.l, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. 8. 



Friday. Cor. Adams and Park Sts. Two stories high; size, 30 X 40. 
8th. Material, wood. 

3.574 a.m. Owned by Edward McLean. 
Box 326. Occupied by Rich and Hopkins, as grocery. 
Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $1,800. 
Police. Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $1,800. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 18, 20, 21; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 6, 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 35 Fabin St. Two and one-half stories high ; size 18 X 30. 
8th. Material, wood. 

6.35 p.m. Owned by Morris F. Casey. 
Box 93. Occupied by Patrick Braigan, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated in clothes-closet. 

Cause, lighted lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23; Hose Nos. 5, 7; 

Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 110 Cabot St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 36 X 42. 
9th. Material, wood. 

5.40 p.m. Owned by Joseph Streek. 

Still. Occupied by J, Graves, as saloon and dwelling. 



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February. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $2. 

Loss on contents, $3. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Driver Stimson. 

Company present, Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 17 School St. Three stories high; size, 32 X 35. Material, 

10th. wood. 

10.44 p.m. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell. 

Box 41. Occupied by Mr. Church et als, as liquor saloon, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Patrol. Loss on contents, $4. Insurance on contents, $400. 

Originated in cellar. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, very slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Needless alarm. 

10th. Cause, light from stove. 

11.01 p.m. First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

Box 46. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Given by Number of engineers present, 6. 

Citizen. Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 



Sunday. No. 1 Noyes Place. Three stories high ; size, 23 X 40. Material, 

10th. brick. 

12.05 p.m. Owned by Dennis Flagg. 

Still. Occupied by M. H. Levy and others, as dwellings. 

Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Foreman Childs. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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February. 
Monday. 

11th. 
6.05 p.m. 
Box 32. 
Qiven by 
Citizen. 



Cottage Ate., West Roxbury. One and one-half stories high ; size, 

28 X 36. Material, wood. 
Owned by I. G. Whitney. 
Occupied by I. G. Whitney, as dwelling. 
Originated in chimney. 
Cause, burning out of chimney. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 

Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by burning out. 



Monday. East Cambridge. 

11th. Cause, call for assistance. 

12.15 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Box 415. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Given by Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Citizen. Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Remarks. — This alarm was given in response to a call for assistance 
from Cambridge, and Engine Nos. 6 and 27, also Hose No. 3, 
responded. 

Monday. No. 16 Elm St. Four stories high; size, 36 X 45. Material, 

11th. brick. 

11.26 p.m. Owned by Rayner heirs, J. J. Rayner, trustee. 
Box 18. Occupied by W. W. Winship, as trunk store. 
Given by Loss on building, $172. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $65. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated in basement. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Burnt out. 



Tuesday. No. 169 Tremont St. Fire stories high; size, 25 X 65. Ma- 

12th. terial, brick. 

7.47 p.m. Owned by Mass. New Church Union. 

Box 39. Occupied by Miss H. M. Knowlton, studio. 

Given by Loss on contents, $994. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Citizen. Occupied by Dr, H. F. Russell, physician. 



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February. 



Insurance, 

Occupied by Miss J. F. Marshall, dressmaker, and others. 

Loss, $15. 

Loss on building, $291. Insurance on building, $20,000. 

Originated on 5th story. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Nos. 118 and 120 Main St. Three stories high ; size, 40 X 70. Ma- 
14th. terial, -wood. 

9.30 p.m. Owned by Edward Lawrence. 

Still. Occupied by A. J. Carter et dls. 

Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $7,500. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $21,000. 
Originated in ceiling. 

Cause, kerosene lamp setting fire to wood-work. 
Force under command of Foreman King. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Foreman King was notified of this fire, and extinguished 
it without an alarm. 

Friday. No. 59 Cross St. Five stories high ; size, 30 X 35. Material, brick. 

15th. Owned by Geo. H. Kogers. 

7.25 a.m. Occupied by Wm. Buxton, second-hand clothing. 

Still. Loss on contents, $121. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 

Citizen. Cause, sparks from stove-pipe setting fire to clothing. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. B. & A. R.R., near Berkeley-St. Bridge. 

15th. Material, wood. 

4.07 p.m. Ownep by Boston & Albany Railroad, 



Passenger car, No, 60, 



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February. 
Box 71. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss, $925. 

Originated in car. 

Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 23, 26; Hose Nos. 5, 

8 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to car, considerable. 
Confined to car. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Friday. No. 118J Milk St. Five stories high ; size, 35 X 40. Material, granite. 

15th. Owned by Thorndike heirs. 

5.14 a.m. Occupied by Crosby Steam Gauge Co., as manufactory. 
Box 46. Loss on building, $11. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $82. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Patrol. Originated on 5th floor. 

Cause, supposed spontaneous combustion in oily waste. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Nos. 386 and 388 Hanover St. Four stories ; size, 28 X 36. Ma- 

16th. terial, brick. 

11.10 a.m. Owned by Asher Ratchsky. 

Box 9. Occupied by B. Flynn, dry goods. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Police. Occupied by John Feeney, as dwelling. 
Loss, $40. 

Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $5,500. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Fire Boat ; Hook 

and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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February. 
Saturday. 

16th. 

4.05 p.m. 

Box 21. 

Given by 

Police. 



Saturday. 

16th. 
6.47 p.m. 
Box 416. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Nos. 50 and 52 Sudbury St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 136. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by A. Hemmingway heirs. 
Occupied by W. S. Hill, machinist. 
Loss on contents, $200. 
Occupied by C. F. Farwell, machinist. 
Loss, $75. 

Occupied by J. Kimball & Son, machinery. 
Loss, $20. Insurance, $1,000. 
Occupied by T. J. Holmes, machinery. 
Loss, $75. Insurance, $1,500. 
Occupied by J. Gray, machinist. 
Loss, $50. 

Occupied by R. Woodman, Novelty Manufacturing Co. 
Loss, $674.37. Insurance, $1,500. 
Occupied by M. D. Jones, ornamental iron works. 
Loss, $300. Insurance, $1,000. 

Loss on building, $904. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1,8; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Extended to other building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Rear No. 80 Bow St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by Mr. Willard. 
Occupied by Irving Younger, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $2. 
Loss on contents, $20. 
Originated in basket of clothes, 1st floor. 
Cause, careless use of pipe. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number op engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 

and Ladder No. 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. Cor. Everett and Adams Sts. 
17th. size, 22 X 36. Material, wood. 

4.46 a.m. Owned by Louis Monto. 



Two and one-half stories high; 



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February. 
Box 563. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Louis Monto, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $1,150. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Loss on contents, $200. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 29; Chemical Engine No. 6; 

Hook and Ladder No. 11. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — Call Engineer Fuller fell from the roof of the piazza to 

the ground, injuring him slightly. 



Monday. No. 9 Blossom St. Three stories high ; size, 35 X 53. Material, 

18th. wood. 

7.15 p.m. Owned by Reuben Carver. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Lee et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause putting kerosene in stove. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 
Force under command of Hoseman Gargau. 
Company present, Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 214 Havre St. One story high; size, 18X25. Material, 

18th. wood. 

8.44 p.m. Owned by Martin Fitzgerald. 
Box 1G2. Occupied by Martin Fitzgerald, as junk-shed. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $300. 
Police. Loss on contents, $30. 

Originated in rubbish in shed. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

First water, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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February. 
Tuesday. 

19th. 
1.54 A.M. 
Box 21. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 11-13 Hawkins St. Five stories high; size, 34£ X 35. Ma- 
terial, brick. 

Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Occupied by A. J. Rhymes, machinist. 

Loss on contents, $200. • 

Occupied by H. P. Aldrich, machinist. 

Loss, $1,1.00. Insurance, $1,100. 

Occupied by W. H. Kimball, machinist. 

Loss, $5. 

Occupied by C. P. Cox, patterns and models. 

Loss, $10. 

Occupied by N. W. Foye, wood-worker. 

Loss, $15. 

Occupied by C. C. Kimball, wood-worker. 

Loss, $259. Insurance, $300. 

Occupied by Currier & Auld, bracket manufacturer. 

Loss, $700. Insurance, $1,000. 

Loss on building, $848. Insurance on building, $1,500. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 4th and 5th floors. 

Cause, probably overheated stove. 

First company at eire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number oe engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Chemical 
Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Bellevue St., "West Eoxbury. Two and one-half stories high; 

19th. size, 20 X 40. Material, wood. 

12.07 p.m. Owned by E. W. Smith. 
Box 32. Occupied by E. W. Smith, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $6,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $1,200. 
• Originated in cellar. Extended to 1st floor. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 
Companies present, Engine No. 28; Chemical Engine Nos. 4,7; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Brookside Ave. Two and one-half stories high; size, 38 X 46. 

19th. Material, brick and wood. 

1.30 p.m. Owned by iEtna Rubber Company. 

1.40 p.m. Occupied by iEtna Rubber Company, as finishing-room. 



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February. 
Box 13. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $4,500. 

Loss on contents, $1,500. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended over entire building. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 18, 24, 28; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 4, 5, 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. False alarm. 

19th. First company at box, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

1.49 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Box 19. Number of engineers present, 3. 

Given by Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7,_ 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 
Unknown. No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 

Wednesday. No. 82 Beacon St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 60. Material, 
20th. brick. 

11.04 a.m. Owned by Seth E. Pecker. 

Still. Occupied by Seth E. Pecker, as dwelling. 

Given by • Insurance on building, $15,000. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $125. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, carelessly throwing match on floor. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Assistant Foreman Porter. 
Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 2 Eiver St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 28 X 36. Ma- 
20th. terial, wood. 

9.05 p.m. Owned by Mr. F. H. Smith. 

Still. Unoccupied dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, overheated furnace, 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Porter. 

Company present, Engine No. 10. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguisher. 



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February. 
Wednesday. 
20th. 

11.11 P.M. 

Box 42. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 7 Central Court. Five stories high; size, 22 X 70. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by D. W. Salisbury. 
Occupied by W. G. Jones, as hotel. 

Loss on building, $236. Insurance on building, $10,500. 
Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $4,800. 
Originated on 4th floor. Extended to 3d floor. 
Cause, defective stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1,8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 2 Burke St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 32. Material, 

22d. brick. 

8.25 p.m. Owned by John Linlock. 

Box 215. Occupied by John Dorherty, as dwelling and saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $30. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 134 Euggles St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 26 X 36. 

25th. Material, wood. 

5.40 a.m. Owned by Edward Brennan. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Welch, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Foreman Freeman. 

Company present, Engine No. 13. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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February. 

MONDAT. 

25th. 

10.35 a.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 21 Cunard St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 32. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by C. E. Jackson. 
Occupied by John C. Doyle, as dwelling. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, sparks from stove. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Green. 
Company present, Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 11 Monument St. Two stories high; size, 18 X 25. 

26th. wood. 

2.43 p.m. Owned by Mr. Fitzgerald. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Fitzgerald, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $2. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated on lower floor. 

Cause, clothes in contact with stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 27. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Material, 



Wednesday, 
27th. 
7.35 p.m. 
Box 417. 
Given by 
Member. 



Mass. State Prison Yard. One story high ; size, 66 X 200. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by State of Mass. 

Occupied by Fearing & Co., as chain-shop. 

Loss on building, $300. 

Loss on contents, $75. 

Originated in west end. Extended to roof. 

Cause, overheated furnace. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 

First water, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. State Prison Yard. One story high; size, 66 X 200. Material, 
27th. wood. 

11.52 p.m. Owned by State of Massachusetts. 



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February. 
Box 415. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Fearing & Co., as chain-shop. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 

and Ladder No. 9. 
Needless alarm. 



Thursday. No. 42 Charles St Two and one-half stories high ; size, 22 X 50. 
28th. Material, brick. 

3.15 p.m. Owned by Mrs. White. 

Still. Occupied by J. H. Milliken, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $15. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Hoseman Getchell. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguisher. 

Thursday. Wallace Court. 

28th. Cause, false alarm. 

9.00 p.m. First company at box, Hose No. 3. 

Box 426. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Given by Number of engineers present, 2. 

Unknown. Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 



MARCH. 

Friday. No. 83 Richmond St. Three stories high; size, 15 X 30. Ma- 

lst. terial, wood. 

Box 417. Owned by Mr. Fitzgerald. 
12.11 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Hogan, as dwelling. 
Given by Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Originated on lower floor. 

Cause, upsetting of stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hook 
and Ladder No. 9. 

Damage to building, none. 

Needless alarm ; no damage. 



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March. 
Friday. 

1st. 

1.18 P.M. 

Box 23. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Washington St., West Koxbury. Two stories high; size, 30 X 45. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by E. R. Flint. 

Occupied by E. R. Flint, as cleaning establishment. 
Loss on building, $5. 
Loss on contents, $5. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, naphtha taking fire. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by taking tank out of building. 



Saturday. No. 513 Albany St. One story high; size, 18 X 28. Material, 

2d. brick. 

3.40 a.m. Owned by W. P. Emerson heirs. 

Still. Occupied by W. Moore, pianaforte manufactory. 

Given by Originated in boiler-room. 
Citizen. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. Ill Havre St. Two stories high; size, 21 X 36. Material, 

3d. wood. 

2.11 a.m. Owned by Mrs. H. McLaughlin. 
Box 158. Occupied by J. J. Flynn, saloon and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $725. Insurance on contents, $1,700. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

First water, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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March. 
Sunday. 

3d. 

3.13 A.M. 

Box 342. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Neponset Ave. Two stories high; sizes, 30 X 40; 20 X 35. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by T. McGrath. 

Occupied by T. McGrath, as dwelling. 

Owned by J. C. Robinson. 

Occupied by P. Finnegan, as stable and saloon. 

Loss on building, $1,025. Insurance on building, $1,900. 

Loss on contents, $800. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended over entire building. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 20. 

First water, Engine No. 20. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 17, 20; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 6, 7. 

Damage to buildings, one slightly damaged; one considerably 
damaged. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 272 Bunker Hill St. Four stories high; size, 21 X 33. Ma- 

4th. terial, wood. 

12 16 a.m. Owned by D. Weston. 
Box 431. Occupied by Mr. Baker, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 17 Brattle Square. Four stories high; size, 18X30. 
7th. Material, brick. 

6.01 p.m. Owned by Mr. Motley. 

Box 18. Occupied by A. J. Perkins et ah., stores, etc. 
Given by Originated in cellar. 
Police. Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. S; Chemical Engine No. 1. 



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Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 45 Pitts St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 26. Material, 
7th. wood. 

7 p.m. Owned by J. W. Lowring. 
Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, fat taking fire on stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Hoseman Willett. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being smothered. 



Friday. No. 9 Chickering Place. Four stories high; size, 18 X 34. Ma- 

8th. terial, brick. 

10.20 a.m. Owned by Dr. H. Livermore. 

Still. Occupied by Miss A. Morton, as Young Ladies' Seminary. 

Given by Insurance on building, $1,800. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 
Cause, leakage of gas. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Engineer Regan. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 1 Howard St. Four stories high; sise, 31 X 83. Material, 

8th. brick. 

1.10 p.m. Owned by W. A. Prescott. 

Still. Occupied by Church & Co., as druggists. 

Given by Insurance on contents, $8,000. 
Citizen. Originated in cellar. 

Cause, ignition of benzine vapor. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



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March. 
Friday. 

8th. 
5.L2p.m. 
Box 42. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Cor. Garden and Hancock Sts. 

Owned by W. Blakemore. 

Originated in grass. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 4 : 

and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage, slight. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



Hook 



Saturday. No. 9 So. Russell St. Four stories high; size, 34 X 73.' Material, 

9th. brick. 

9.33 a.m. Owned by J. D. Hayward. 

Still. Occupied by A. Scribner et als., as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

Force under command of Hoseman Keyes. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. South St., West Roxbury. 

10th. Owned by Motley estate. 

2.45 p.m. Originated in grass. 
Box 23. Cause unknown. 

Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
Citizen. Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 
5 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage, none. 

Confined. 

Extinguished by being beat out. 



Sunday. South St. 

10th. Owned by Motley estate. 

5.03 p.m. Originated in grass. 

Still. Cause unknown. 

Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
Citizen. First water, Engine No. 28. 

Force under gommand, of Foreman Abbott. 

Company present, Engine No. 28. 

Damage, slight. 

Confined. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



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March. 
Sunday. 

10th. 
6.15 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Member. 



No. 175 Court St. Five stories high; size, 29 X 89. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by S. P. Adams. 
Occupied by V. Harding, as lodging-house. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, overheated hot-air pipe. 
Force under command of Foreman Griffin. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



"Wednesday. Green-St. Place. One and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. 
13th. Material, wood. 

5.32 p.m. Owned by T. Gleary. 
Box 324. Occupied by T. Gleary, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in attic. 
Citizen. Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder No. 7. 

Needless alarm. 

Thursday. No. 18 Dover Place. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 
14th. 20 X 35. Material, brick. 

1.15 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Loekman. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Kennedy, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, rats and matches. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No 3. 
Force under command of Assistant Foreman Reiley. 
Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Thursday. Smith St. Two stories high; size, 16 X 30. Material, wood. 
14th. Owned by L. Garrity. 

8.46 p.m. Occupied by L. Garrity, as dwelling. 
Box 563. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $800. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Companies present, Engine No. 29; Chemical Engine No. 6; Hook 

and Ladder No. 11. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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March. 
Friday. 
15th. . 
9.01 p.m. 
Box 245. 
Given by 
Police. 



Saturday. 

16th. 

7.19 A.M. 

Box 526. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Saturday. 

16th. 

7.21 p.m. 

Box 37. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 2 Texas Court. Three stories high; size, 18 X 22. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by Sam'l Emmes. 
Occupied by Mary Fenton, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $2. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Loss on contents, $ 1. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Chemical 

Engine No. 3 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Lowder's Lane. One story high; size, 16 X 20. Material, wood. 

Owned by W. H. Slocomb. 

Occupied by W. H. Slocomb, as engine-house. 

Loss on building, $300. 

Loss on contents, $400. 

Originated unknown. Extended over building. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 

First water, Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28 ; Chemical Engine No. 5 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Building totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 
Remarks. — The building was entirely consumed before the people 

at the place knew anything about it. 

No. 165 Milk St. Four stories high; size, 24 X 33. Material, 

granite and brick. 
Owned by Atkins heirs. 
Occupied by J. Dias, cigar manufacturer. 
Loss on contents, $700. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Occupied by J. F. Dobson, storage. 
Loss, $125. Insurance, $3,000. 
Occupied by Davenport & Legg, tobacco. 
Loss, $800. Insurance, $6,000. 

Loss on building, $185. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. S. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Eire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 2 Meridian St. Three stories high; size, 30 X 110. Material, 
18th. wood. 

10 p.m. Owned by C. E. Donnely. 
Box 154. Occupied by J. McWeeny and others, as store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $375. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $304. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, explosion of lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
First water, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hose No. 6; Hook and 

Ladder No. 2 ; Eire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. Spring St., West Roxbury. Two stories high; size, 25 X 25. 

19th. Material, wood. 

6.55 p.m. Owned by M. C. Strout. 
Box 31. Occupied by M. C. Strout, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $800. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated in hay-loft. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No: 28; Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7; 
Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage to building, slight. • 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 



Wednesday. Cor. State and Kilby Sts. Four stories high; size, 55 X 60. 
20th. Material, iron. 

2.17 p.m. Owned by Atlantic National Bank. 
Box 46. Occupied by Atlantic National Bank, as offices. 
Given by Loss on building, $578. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 



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March. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 6 Tuets St. Three stories high ; size, 12 X 30. Material, wood. 

21st. Owned by C. U. Cotting. 

8.25 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. C. Grace et als., as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $500. 

Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, leaving wood too near stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Marden. 

Company present, Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by one engine stream. 



Thursday. Simpson's Dock, East Boston. 

21st. Cause, burning of pitch in kettle. 

2.45 p.m. First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
Box 164. Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 1. 

Citizen. Companies present, Engine Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Fire-Boat; Hose No. 6; 
Hook and Ladder No. 2. 
No damage. 

Extinguished by being burnt out. 
Needless alarm. 

Thursday. No. 1 Pope St. Two stories high ; size, 21 X 37. Material, wood. 

21st. Owned by Thos. Cunningham. 

8.20J p.m. Occupied by Geo. Tuck, as dwelling and stable. 
■ Box 176. Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $300. 
Given by Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $200. 
Member. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 
First water, Hose No. 6. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

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



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 10 Bromley Park. Three stories high; size, 18 X 29. Ma- 

22d. terial, brick and wood. 

2.44 a.m. Owned by Mrs. M. E. Connor. 
Box 254. Occupied by M. Robinson, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

First water, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 3, 5 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. Harvard Place, "Ward 25. Two stories high ; size, 22 X 32. Ma- 

22d. , terial, wood. 

2.20 p.m. Owned by Dr. A. Mann. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Turner, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, foul chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Foreman Champney. 

Company present, Engine No. 29. 

No damage to building. 

Confined to chimney. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Friday. No. 424 Atlantic Ave. Three stories high; size, 41 X 72. Ma- 

22d. terial, brick. 

8.12 p.m. Owned by D Snow. 

Still. Occupied by Grocer's Packing Co. 

Given by Cause, light from furnace. 
Fire Patrol. First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Remarks. — The furnace was left in a careless manner, and might 
have resulted in Are if it had not been discovered. 



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March. 
Saturday. 

23d. 
10.35 a.m. 
Box 257. 
Given by 
Member. 



Nos. 53 and 55 Bowers St. Three stories high ; size, 40 X 40. 

Material, wood. 
No. 53 owned by A. Prince. 

Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building-, $3,000. 
Occupied by A. C. H. Law. 
W. E. Nutter. 
No. 55 owned by Union Institution for Savings. 
Loss on building, $254. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Occupied by J. G. Breed. 



Loss on contents, 

Occupied by G. C. Arnold. 

Loss on contents, $70. 

Originated on 2d floor No. 55. Extended to roof No. 53. 

Cause, defective chimney. 

First company at fihe, Engine No. 24. 

Eirst water, Engine No. 24. 

Eorce under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 24; Chemical Engine 

No. 5 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Nos. 86-90 Longwood Ave. Six stories high; size, 48 X 67. Ma- 
23d. terial, brick. 

5.20 p.m. Owned by Frye & King. 
Box 249. Occupied by Frye & King, as brewery. 
Given by Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $17,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $943. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Originated in basement. Extended to upper floor. 
Cause, rosin boiling over. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
First water, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Chemical 

Engine No. 3 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 23 South May St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

23d. terial, wood. 

10.02 p.m. Owned by C. Bollins. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated in basement. 

Citizen. Cause, boiling over of fat. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 



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Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being smothered. 

Sunday. No. 417 W. Second St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 40. Ma- 

24th. terial, wood. 

7.58 p.m. Owned by S. Walker. 
Box 142. Occupied by S. Walker, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $95. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 45 Summer St. Four stories high ; size, 24 X 85. Material, 

25th. marble. 

7.03 p.m. Owned by A. C. Hersey. 

7.22 p.m. Occupied by Shuler, Shultz & Co., fancy goods. 
Box 49. Loss on contents, $12,500. Insurance on contents, $25,000. 
Given by Occupied by Wheelock, Jones & Co., trimmings. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $3,500. Insurance, $104,000. 

Loss on building, $586. Insurance on building, $15,000. 

Originated in basement. Extended to 4th story. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, 22, 23, 25, 
26; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2; 
Hose Nos. 5, 8, 9. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 1 Hall Court. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 43. 

26th. Material, wood. • 

1.53 p.m. Owned by heirs of R. Hall. 

Box 218. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $1,500. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 

First water, Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

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

Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 17 Arnold St. Two stories high ; size, 21 X 25 ; L, 15 X 30. 

26th. Material, wood. 

2.56 p.m. Owned by Luther Lunt. 
Box 214. Occupied by Luther Lunt, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated outside of house. 

Cause, tar-kettle tipping over. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

First water, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Chemical En- 
gine No. 5 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 18 Chambers St. Five stories high ; size, 16 X 37 ; L, 

26th. 9 X 14. Material, brick. 

8.30 p.m. Owned by G. Whitney. 

Box 24. Occupied by Mrs. E. L. Rockwood, as lodging-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, kerosene lamp exploding. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10; Chemical Engine 
No. 1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



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March. 
Wednesday. No. 108 Arch St. 

27th. Cause, smoke from chimney. 

1.48£ p.m. First company, Engine No. 26. 
Box 49. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 6. 

Member. Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1,2; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8. 
Needless alarm. No fire. 



Friday. No. 27 Prince St. One story high ; size, 20 X 20. Material, wood. 

29th Owned by Mr. Hooton. 

2.55 a.m. Occupied by J. Cary, as barber shop. 

Still. Originated on 1st floor. 

Given by Cause, incendiary. 
Fire Patrol. Force under command of Hoseman S. L. Low, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Remarks. — The fire was discovered and put out before any damage 
was done. 



Friday. No. 363 Atlantic Ave. 

29th. Cause, steam escaping from boiler. 

8.25 a.m. First company' at fire, Engine No. 25. 

Still. Force under command of Foreman Frost. 

Given by Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

Citizen. Needless alarm. 



Saturday. Bourne St. 

30th. Originated in grass. 

2.31 p.m. Cause unknown. 

Box 528. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 28; Chemical Engine Nos. 

4, 5 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
No damage ; burnt out. 



Saturday. No. 39 Hight St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

30th. brick. 

8.23 p.m. Owned by W. E. Skilton. 
Box 441. Occupied by W. E. Skilton, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $155. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Member. Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $1,100. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, dropping a naphtha lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 



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First water, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 : 

Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Hose 



Sunday. Court St. 

31st. First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

7.26 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Box 44. Number of engineers present, 4. 

Given by Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Chemical En- 
Police. gineNos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 

Remarks.- — Reflection of open fire from grate. Needless alarm. 



APRIL,, 

Monday. Nos. 197-199 Dorchester Ave. Four stories high ; size, 28 X 40. 

1st. Material, wood. 

1.32 a.m. Owned by P. Malley. 

Box 123. Occupied by P. Malley, as store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $775. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $750. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

First water, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. Boston St. 

1st. Owned by Samuel Pierce. 

11.25 p.m. Loss on contents, $20. 
Box 314. Originated in hay-stack. 
Given by Cause, incendiary. 
Member. First company at fire, Engine No. 21, 

First water, Engine No. 21. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

4, 7; Hose No. 10. 
Confined to hay. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Mondat. No. 322 Main St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

1st. wood. 

10.15 p.m. Owned by S. G. Phipps. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Cause, smoke from chimney. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 

Force under command of Driver Wheelock. 

Companies present, Hose No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9. 

Needless alarm. 



Tuesday. No. 367 Federal St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 36. Material, 

2d. brick. 

2.37 a.m. Owned by A. Cutter. 

Box 56. Occupied by C. Cohen et als., as store and tenements. 
Given by Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $400. Insurance on contents, $3,500. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2 ; Hose No. 9 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Biver St. One story high ; size, 20 X 75. Material, wood. ' 

2d. . Owned by H. Sullivan. 
9.37 a.m. Occupied by D. D. Scott et als., as work-shops. 
Box 352. Loss on building, $5. 
Given by Originated on roof. 
Citizen. Cause, defective pipe. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

First water, Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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April. 
Wednesday. No. 19 Heath Place. 



Two stories high; size, 30 X 31. Material, 



3d. wood. 

10.25 p.m. Owned by Jacob Klemmer. 
Box 256. Occupied by Jacob Klemmer, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $130. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated outside of building. Extended to roof. 

Cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

First water, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14; Chemical Engine No. 
3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Wordsworth St. One and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 25. 
4th. Material, wood. 

4.5S p.m. Owned by J. Salmon. 
Box 178. Occupied by J. Duncan, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $750. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. 

Originated on upper floor. Extended to root. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 

First water, Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 51 Prentiss St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 75. Material, 
4th. wood. 

1.11 p.m. Owned by J. Dorr. 
Box 249. Occupied by J. Gately, as junk-shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $525. Insurance on contents, $700. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

First water, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 



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Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Chemical 

Engine No. 3 ; Hose No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 7. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 96 South St. Five stories high ; size, 22 X 45. Material, 

5th. brick. 

9.57 a.m. Owned by L. Morse. 

Still. Occupied by Goldstein & Co. et als., as store, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $8. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $7. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Marden. 

Company present, Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Friday. No. 40 Harvard St. Four stories high ; size, 75 X 100. Material, 

5th. brick. 

9.47 p.m. Owned by J. M. Beebe Estate. 
Box 57. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on top of chimney. 
Police. Cause, mat placed on chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 9. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined. 
Needless alarm. No fire. 



Saturday. No. 22 Louisburg Square. Three stories high; size, 24X46. 

6th. Material, brick. 

9.58 p.m. Owned by J. B. Fenno. 
Box 32. Occupied by J. B. Fenno, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $274. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $380. Insurance on contents, $10,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, curtain coming in contact with gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 ; Chemical Engine No. 
1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1. 



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 32 Rutland Square. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 40. 

7th. Material, brick. 

0.6£ p.m. Owned by Moses & Durrell. 
Box 76. Occupied by Moses & Durrell, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Chemical 
Engine No. 2 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Damage to building, none. 

Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. No. 4 Utica St. Three stories high; size, 16X30. Material, 
10th. wood. 

7.30 p.m. Owned by Mary Cashman. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Givenby Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,600. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Harden. 

Company' present, Engine No. 7. ' 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 367 Atlantic Ate. Five stories high; size, 24 X 95. Material, 

13th. .brick. 

9.01 p.m. Owned by F. King. 

Box 47. Occupied by A. J. Tower, as oil-clothing factory. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,685. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Patrol. Loss on contents, $7,000. Insurance on contents, $14,500. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 4th and 5th floors. 
Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Fire Boat. 



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179 



April. 



Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. Nos. 135 and 137 Shawmut Ave. Four stories high; size, 26 X 50. 
14th. Material, brick. Three stories high ; size, 70 X 100. Material; 

1.25£ a.m. granite. 

Box 64. Owned by German Catholic Church. 
Given by No. 137 occupied by German Catholic, as school. 
Police. " " " " B. Clark, as undertaker. 

Insurance on contents, $1,500. 

No. 135 occupied by Casino Club, as club room. 

Loss, $99.25. Insurance, $1,000. 

No. 137 occupied by J. M. Singler, as provision store. 

Loss, $7. 

No. 137 occupied by Francis Funke, as dwelling. 

Loss, $50. Insurance, $1,000. 

No. 137 occupied by Francis Muller, as dwelling. 
" " " " L. Holdenreth, as dwelling. 

Loss on building No. 135, $3,360. Insurance on building, $15,000. 

Loss on building, No. 137, $204. Insurance on building, $6,000. 

Originated on 1st floor No. 135. Extended to roof No. 137. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Nos. 566-8 and 570 Shawmut Ave. Three stories high ; 24 X 66_ 

16th. Material, wood. 

1.16 a.m. Owned by James Teaven. 

Box 82. Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. C. Bartholomy, as grocery store. 
Police. " several families, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $91. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated in basement No. 566. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 2 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



180 



City Document No. 52. 



April. 
Tuesday. 

16th. 
2.15 A.M. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



Opposite 74 Portland St. 

Originated under sidewalk. 

Cause, sawdust taking fire. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Force under command of Asst. Foreman Stevens. 

Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Damage, none. 

Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 32 E. Brookline St. Four and one-half stories high ; size, 

16th. 20 X 35. Material, brick. 

7.45 p.m. Owned by John Weiss. 

Still. Occupied by John Weiss, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $8,000. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 
Cause, soot in chimney. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Hook and Ladder No. 3; Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguisher. 



Tuesday. No. 93 Shirley St. Three stories high; size, 36 X 45. Material, 

16th. wood. 

8.00 p.m. Owned by Portsmouth Trust Fund Co. 
Box 319. Unoccupied stable. 

Given by Loss on building, §1,363. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended over building. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 21, 23; Hose Nos. 7, 10; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 4, 7. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. 

16th. 
8.20 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Protective 

Dept. 



No. 33 Batterymarch St. 
Force under command of Capt. Frost. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm given for a supposed fire in Briggs & 
Robinson's paint mill. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



181 



April. 

Wednesday. 

17th. . 

2.52 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 7 Merrimac St. Five stories high; size, 20 X 60. Material,. 

brick. 
Owned by Geo. Owens. 
Occupied by J. Buffum, lumber-dealer. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective construction of chimney. 
Force under command of Foreman Bickford. 
Company present, members of Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Wednesday. No. 128 Albany St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 30. Material, 
17th. brick. 

5.06 p.m. Owned by B. & A. R.R. Corporation. 
Box 57. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, burning out of chimney. 

First company at fiee, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hose No. 9; Hook and Ladder, Nos. 3, 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. No. 512 Washington St. Five stories high ; size, 40 X 60. 
17th. Material, granite. 

9.03 p.m. Cause, smoke from chimney. 
Box 43. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 6. 
Police. Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 
Engine Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8. 
Needless alarm. 



Thursday. No. 352 Washington St. Four stories high ; size, 38 X 125. Ma- 
18th. terial, iron and brick. 

2.44 a.m. Owned by Geo. F. Bemis. 
Box 41. Occupied by Frank Wood, as printer. 

Given by Loss on contents, $1,300. Insurance on contents, $25,000. 
Patrol. Occupied by M. L. Clarke & Co., photographer. 
Loss, $145. Insurance, $4,000. 
Occupied by Prouty & West, presses. 
Loss, $32. Insurance, $500. 
Occupied by R. A. Miller, printer. 
Loss, $400. Insurance, $800. 
Occupied by W. M. Eastman, brushes. 



182 City Document No. 52. 

April. 

Loss, $1,361. Insurance, $37,500. 

Occupied by Carter, Harris & Hawley, druggists. 

Loss, $500. Insurance, $36,000. 

Loss on building, $1,250. Insurance on-building, $32,500. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 4th floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Chemical 

Engine Nos. 1,2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 184 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 35 X 81. Ma- 

18th. terial, granite. 

6.164 p.m. Owned by A. J. Wilkinson & Co. 

Box 36. Occupied by A. J. Wilkinson & Co., as hardware dealers. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Dis. Tel. Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2 ; Hose No. 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 
Needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 52 Border St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 21 X 36. 

19th. Material, brick. 

11.36 p.m. Owned by J. Q. A. Clifton. 
Box 156. Occupied by H. J. Cobb, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Citizen. Originated on upper floor. 

Cause, bed-clothes taking fire from candle. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



183 



April. 

Friday. 

19th. 

12.17 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 28 Avert St. Four stories high ; size, 30 X 45. Material, brick. 
Owned by heirs of J. D. Williams. 
Occupied by J. Kenealy, printer. 
Loss on contents, $300. 
Occupied by N. H. Chadwick, hat-blocks. 
Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
> Occupied by B. G. Burnham, machinist. 
Insurance, $1,000. 
Occupied by M. H. Johnson, printer. 
Insurance, $500. 

Loss on building, $2. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, charcoal left burning in press. 
Force under command of Engineer Began. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 33 Howard St. Five stories high; size, 23 X 41. Material, 

20th. brick. 

4.30 p.m. Owned by Deveraux & Meserve. 

Still. Occupied by M. Baker, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause unknown. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Foreman Chesswell, with buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 3 Elmer Place. Two stories high; size, 16 X 20. Material, 

22d. wood. 

12.40 p.m. Owned by G. Whitney. 

Still. Occupied by J. Dolan, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated in bed, on 2d floor. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Engine No. 8. 

Tuesday. No. 43 E. Newton St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 

23d. 18 X 30. Material, brick. 

1.01 p.m. Owned by John Hayes. 



184 City Document No. 52. 

April. 

Box 78. Occupied by John Hayes, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $70. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches and kerosene oil. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 12, 15, 22, 23 ; Chemical Engine 

No. 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Rear No. 98 Cambridge St. Three stories high; size, 40 X 60. 
24th. Material, wood. 

4.00 a.m. Owned by G Perkins. 

Still. Occupied by D. H. Barry, as box manufactory. 

Given by Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 
Citizen. First company at box, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Driver L. B. Kimball. 
Company present, Hose No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
No fire ; needless alarm. 

Wednesday. No. 147 W. Silver St. Four stories high ; size, 25 X 45. Material, 
24th. brick. 

11.25 a.m. Owned by Devlin heirs. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated in basement. 
Police. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Foreman Byrnes. 
Company present, Hose No. 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 6 Townsend Place. Three stories high; size, 18 X 21. 
24th. Material, brick. 

2.28 p.m. Owned by B. Eoyce. 

Box 62. Occupied by W. Wright et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, dropping empty lamp. 
Citizen. First company at box, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Chemical Engine 

Nos. 1, 2 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Needless alarm ; no fire. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



185 



April. 
Thursday. 

25th. 
10.41 A.M. 

Box 6. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Thursday. 
25th. 
8.49 p.m. 
Box 57. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 

29th. 

10.39£ p.m. 

Box 351. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 32 Brighton St. Three stories high ; size, 23 X 57. Material, 

wood. 
. Owned by B. Roach. 
Occupied by Mr. Mulligan, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, §25. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 1 ; Hose No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

No. 178 Harrison Ave. Four stories high; size, 22 X 75. Ma- 
terial, brick. 

Owned by Dr. N. K. Hartnett. 

Occupied by Dr. N. K. Hartnett, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $425. Insurance on building, $12,000. 

Loss on contents, §237. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, rats and matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Chemical Engine 
Nos. 1, 2; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 9. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Dorchester Ave. One story high ; size, 40 X 60. Material, brick. 

Owned by Catholic Church Association. 

Occupied by Catholic Church Association, as church. 

Loss on building, $1,000. Insurance on building, $30,000. 

Loss on contents, $600. 

Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, being struck by lightning. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 

First water, Engine No. 16. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20; Hook and Ladder 

No. 6. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



186 



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TABLE No. 5. 



Showing the different causes of Fires and Alarms, from 
May 1, 1877, to April 30, 1878. 



Accidental alarms . 
Bed taking fire from lamp . . 
" k ' " " candle 

" " " " lighted pipe 

" " " " cigar 

Benzine, vapor, ignition of 
Boys smoking in stable . 
Boiling over of fat . 

" " "oil, "supposed" 

l( " " pitch 

" " tar, "kettle of" 
" «« " wax 

Burning brimstone for bugs 

' ' coffee in roaster 
Building fire with kerosene oil 

burning rubbish in cellar 
dropping candle in piece of cloth 
placing wood on top of furnace 
' ' clothing too near stove 
' mat on top of chimney 
lighted cigar thrown into dumb 

waiter 
leaving fire 

throwing cigar into excelsior on side 
walk . 
Children playing with matches 

" " " fire 

Chimneys defective 
" foul 

" burning out of 
Defective brick-work under boiler 
' f flue. 
' ' furnace 
' ' oven 
' « range 
' ' stove 
Excelsior, fire in 
Exhibition alarms 



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Explosion of chemicals . 
Fires, false alarms of 
" out of city 
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Friction of machinery 
Gas setting fire to curtain 

" " " goods in window 
" " " paper drapery 
" " " canopy 
ignition from open pipe 
explosion 
pipe leaky 

stove setting fire to curtain and wood 

Gasoline, explosion of, from contact with 

Grass fire .... 

Hot ashes in wooden receptacle 

" " " excelsior 

" coals in sheet-iron pan 

" " from grate 

" " " stove 

" iron placed against wood- work 

" kettle " on shavings 

Ignition of transparency . 

Incendiary 

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" " explosion of 

« ' " filling of while burning 

' { 4 ' falling off of top 

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" " upsetting of . 

' ' explosion of barrel . 
" " " stove . 

" tank, candle in . 
• Light from fireworks mistaken for fire 
" " grate " *' " 

" «« window " " " 

Lighted cigar thrown in spittoon 
" lamp too near clothing 
" " left in closet 
" lantern, dropping of . 
" pipe in coat-pocket 
" " " basket of clothes 
Lightning, struck by . 
Lime, slacking of . 
Matches, thrown on mattress . 



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Matches in rubbish box . 
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" careless use of . 
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" and rats . 
" dropped in pile of wood 
Needless (still) 
Naphtha, ignition of in open tank 

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" furnace 
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" oven, "' baker's" . 
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Euins, rekindling of 
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«« " boiler furnace, drafts closed 

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" " chimney 

" " forge . 

" " furnace 
" " foundry 
" " hoisting-engine 

" " locomotive 
" " roaster 
" " stove . 
" " tire furnace 
" , " tinman's furnace 
Spontaneous combustion, bale of straw 
" " coal pile . 

" " charcoal dust 

" " coke pile . 

" " oily rags . 

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197 



Recapitulation of the Number of Alarms of Fire, and the 
Losses and Insurance on the same, from 



Sept. 1, 1829, to Aug. 

" 1830, 

" 1831, 

" 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 
1S49 
1850 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1S56 
1857 
1S58 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 



110 

62 
89 
159 
130 
109 
159 
105 
96 
113 
140 
194 
232 
267 
223 
289 
270 
282 
339 
240 
333 
169 
205 
195 
174 
167 
164 
161 
166 
194 
172 
172 
141 



$118,540 

23,620 

68,195 

74,613 

69,405 

107,440 

130,295 

32,118 

140,004 

77,973 

102,975 

102,118 

128,666 

164,083 

234,591 

226,338 

172,993 

222,273 

S00,52o 

123,660 

386,107 

492,849 

615,167 

150,772 

537,604 

409,353 

256,231 

390,657 

761,370 

521,383 

617,213 

1,107,569 

367,429 

858,881 



$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 

498,369 



Population. 



85,000 



160,508 



177,902 



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City Document No. 52. 



Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Sept.], 



May 1 



1864, 
1865, 
1866, 
1867, 
1868, 
1869, 
1870, 
1871, 
1872, 
1873, 
1874, 
1874, 
1875, 
1876, 
1877, 



to Aug. 31, 1865 

1866 

to Dec. 31, 1866 

1867 

" 1868 

" 1869 

" 1870 

" 1871 

1872 

1873 

to April 30, 1874 

" 1875 

1876 

1877 

" 1878 



131 
221 
64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 



$559,749 

681,554 

408,560 

402,115 

401,106 

437,723 

855,571 

704,329 

11,516,549 

2,680,953 

941,483 

1,228,403 

541,272 

481,354 

516,009 



Insurance. 


Population. 


$318,067 




474,171 


192,324 


382,700 




340,765 




314,706 


250,750 


335,975 




786,463 




534,991 




1,298,983 




2,010,633 




1,607,782 




3,677,008 


342,000 


3,076,483 




2,827,528 




3,803,910 





1 The losses and insurance of the great fire of the 9th of November, 1872, are not included 
in the above table. The amount of property destroyed can be set down at $75,000,000 ; the 
area, 65 acres ; buildings destroyed, 776, of which 709 were brick and stone, and 67 wood. 



Appendix. 



199 



APPENDIX B. 

Fire- 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 : — 

Superintendent. 
John F. Kennard. 



Cyrus A. George, 
Charles M. Chaplin, 



George S. Thorn, 



Operators. 



Repairers. 



Granville S. Mendell, 
Uzziel Putnam. 



Adam McAfee, 



Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Batteryman. 
Wm. B. Green. 

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 duty. 

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 
instructing them as to the manner of giving alarms and cau- 



200 City Document No". 52. 

tioning 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 
the key 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 sound 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 a while if possible by the 
box, so as to direct the firemen to the fire. 

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 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 Office without delay. 

Regulations Concerning Fire Alarms. 

First Alarm to be given by striking three or more rounds. 

Second Alarm to be given on all the circuits by striking 
ten blows, followed by the box number. 

Third Alarm to be given on all the circuits by striking 
twelve blows twice, thus : 12-12. 



Appendix. 201 

General Alarms to be given on all the circuits 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 No. of the Company struck twice, thus : H. & L. No. 1, 
10-1-1 ; H. & L. No. 2, 10-2-2, etc. 

If more than one Hook and Ladder Company, the signal 
will be given thus : H. & L. Nos. 1 and 3, 10-1-1-3-3 ; H. 
& L. Nos. 2 and 4, 10-2-2-4-4, etc. 

In case of second and third alarms, the "tappers" in all 
the houses of the apparatus will be struck 2-2 twice when 
fire is out. The order for this signal to be given by the 
officer in command, at the earliest practicable moment. 

Return signal. — Notice will be given on the Bells and 
Gongs, one blow four times, thus : 1—1—1—1, hearing which 
the several Apparatus on the way to the fire will return to 
their quarters. 

Charlestown District. 

All alarms from boxes in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, 
will be struck in Charlestown in the same manner as they 
are struck elsewhere. 

Alarms from boxes in Districts 6, 8, 9 and 10, will be 
given in Charlestown as follows, viz. : — 
First Alarms not struck. 
Second Alarms, by striking ten blows, followed by the 

box number. 
Third and General Alarms, by striking in the usual 
manner. 

All alarms from boxes in Charlestown will be struck in 
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, in the usual manner. 

In Districts 6, 8, 9, and 10, alarms from boxes in Charles- 
town will be given as follows, viz. : — 
First Alarms not struck. 
Second Alarms, by striking ten blows, followed by 

the box number. 
Third and General Alarms, by striking in the usual 
manner. 

West Roxbury District. 

First Alarms will be struck upon the bells south of 
Northampton street only. 

Second Alarms will be given by striking ten blows on all 
the bells, followed by the box number. 

Third and General Alarms, in the usual manner. 



202 City Document No. 52. 

Brighton District. 

The First Alarm will not be struck upon the bells outside 
the District, but a message be sent from the Fire Alarm 
Office, by Dial Line, to Dist. Engineer Colligan. 

The Second Alarm will be given by striking ten blows, 
followed by the box number on all the bells. 

Third and General Alarms, in the usual manner. 

But the General Alarm will not be struck without special 
orders from the Chief Engineer. 

Chelsea Alarms. 

The call upon Chelsea will be given by striking upon the 
Charlestown and East Boston circuits the box number 198, 
four rounds. 

The calls from Chelsea upon this department will be given 
by striking upon all the circuits of the city the box number 
198, three rounds; the same for 1st, 2d, and 3d alarms. 

Deer Island. 

189 struck three times on the East Boston circuit and the 
Fire-Boat Gong. 

School Signal. 
22 struck three times on all the bells. 

Police Call. 
Eleven blows struck three times on all the bells. 

Special Regulations. 

Members of companies of the "Call Force" shall report 
at the houses of their respective companies, and remain there 
twenty minutes, whenever second alarms are sounded from 
boxes to which their companies would respond on third 
alarms. 

Members of the several companies of the department, 
call as well as permanent, must remain in their respective 
districts when a fire is in progress in any other district, unless 
the apparatus to which they are attached is called thither. 
The necessity for this requirement must be evident in view 
of the possibility of two or more fires occurring at the same 
time in different parts of the city. 



Appendix. 203 

Chelsea Alarms. 

Upon the first call from Chelsea, Engine Co. No. 5 will 
go directly ; Engine Co. No. 8 will go to Chelsea Ferry and 
cross in the ferry-boat, waiting till it comes if it is not there 
on their arrival ; Hose Co. No. 4 will go by Chelsea Bridge, 
and Assistant Engineer Dunbar will go in command ; Hose 
Co. No. 3 will move and take position in the house of Hose 
Co. No. 4. 

On the second call from Chelsea, Engine Co. No. 11 will 
go directly ; Engine Co. No. 10 and Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 8 will go to Chelsea Ferry and cross in the ferry-boat, 
waiting till it comes, if it is not there on their arrival ; Hose 
Co. No. 1 will go by Chelsea Bridge ; Assistant Engineer 
Cunningham will report to the Chief Engineer of Chelsea. 

On the third call from Chelsea, Engine Cos. Nos. 7 and 26 
will go to Chelsea Ferry and cross in the Ferry-boat. En- 
gine Co. No. 22 will take position in the house of Engine 
Co. No. 26. 

Deer Island Alarms. 

On notice of a fire at Deer Island, the Superintendent of 
Fire Alarms is directed to strike 189 on the East Boston 
Circuit and the Fire-Boat Gong. He will also notify the 
Chief Engineer by special message. 

Engine Co. No. 5, Hose Co. No. 6, and the Fire Boat 
are hereby directed to respond ; the Engine and Hose Com- 
panies going by land to Winthrop Point. 

Assistant Engineer Dunbar will go in command. 

There are 262 Signal Stations or Boxes, and the accom- 
panying " Running Card " shows the location of each Box, 
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The following boxes are private property : 68 duplicate^ 
198, 631, 612, 442. 

Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working Lines of Wire about 250 
miles; Signal Boxes in use, 266; Striking Machines, 52, 
and one not in use ; Large Gongs, 60 ; Small Gongs, 42 ; 
Tappers, 60; Vibrators, 15; Clocks — one electric watch 
clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking signals ; 
Magneto-Electric Machine, for striking bells, 1, loaned to 
Tufts College; Relay Magnets, 15; Ten Pen Register, 1; 
Office Bells, 17 ; Telegraph Keys, 18 ; Dial Instruments, 16 ; 
13 Sounders and Keys in charge of District Engineers, with 
local batteries ; 1 switch-board ; 1 large galvanometer ; 15 
small do., for signal batteries; 2 portable rheotropes ; 1 
chronometer ; 1 set telegraphic apparatus in Superintendent's 
house ; 4 sets telegraphic apparatus in assistants' houses ; 
1 repeating instrument from West Roxbury, and 1 from 
Charlestown ; 1 small switch-board from Charlestown ; 870 
battery cups in use ; 900 lbs. sulphate of copper ; 350 lbs. 
zinc; 200 battery coppers ; 200 lbs. sulphate of zinc ; brack- 
ets, wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bedsteads, bed- 
ding, and sundry other articles. 



Alarm Bells. 

The Fire-Alarm Telegraph is connected with the following 
bells : — 

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



212 City Document No. 52. 

Andrew School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Til- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs, owned by city. 

Berkeley-street Church, composition, 2,538 lbs. 

Bowdoin-square Church, composition, 3,882 lbs. 

Boylston Market, corner Washington and Boyslston 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 Motte streets, 
composition, 1,760 lbs., owned by city. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 
3,109^ lbs., owned by city. 

Charles-street Church, composition 1,883 lbs. 

Chemical Engine House No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 

* city, weight 400 lbs. 

Chemical Engine House No. 6, Allston, composition, about 
400 lbs., owned by city. 

Chemical Engine House No. 7, West Roxbury, owned by 
city, weight 300 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 No. 28, Centre street, West Roxbury, com- 
position, owned by city, weight 4,000 lbs. 

Engine House No. 1, Dorchester street, South Boston, com- 
position, 2,911 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 11, Orleans street, East Boston, com- 
position, 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 by 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. 

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



Appendix. 213 

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. 
Frothingham School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 

lbs., owned by city. 
Fire Department repair-shop, corner Harrison avenue and 

Wareham street, 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, composi- 
tion, 3,110 lbs, owned by city. 
Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 

lbs. 
Princeton-street School-house, East Boston, composition, 

2,470 lbs., owned by city. 
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 Chapel, composition, 2,800 lbs. 
Tremont-street Church, steel, 3,324 lbs. 
Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 lbs., 

ow r ned by city. 
Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Chemical Engine House No. 4, West Roxbury District. 



214 City Document No. 52. 

In addition to the foregoing a machine is used for blowing 
the Abattoir whistle in Brighton. 

Public Clocks. 

The following Public Clocks, 40 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 Fellows' 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. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned 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. 

Central square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 

Boston Highlands. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned by city. 

Dudley-street Church, owned by city. 

Dudley street, illuminated by city. 

Metropolitan Stables, Tremont street, owned by city. 



Appendix. 215 

Dorchester. 



Neponset Church. 

Tileston School, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills) , 

Charlestown. 

Bunker Hill Church. 

City Hall, owned by city. 

Harvard Hill Church. 

High School-house, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church. 

West Roxbury. 

Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



216 



City Document No. 52. 



SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

Apparatus. 



32 engines, steam lire . 

8 " chemical 

1 engine, hand 

1 fire-boat and fixtures . 

35 hose carriages, (horse) 

27 " tenders . 

12 hook and ladder carriages 

1 aerial ladder 

1 Skinner ladder . 

37 pungs (hose and jobbing) 

5 sleighs (engineer's) . 
18 wagons (coal) . 

6 " (engineer's) . 
5 " (supply) 

2 top buggies . . 
16,850 feet hose, leather 



31,095 


i i 


i i 


cotton 


14,783 


«< 


i t 


rubber 


3,381- 


i t 


a 


chemical 


2,578 


i i 


i i 


hand . 


823 


^( 


i t 


suction 



261 belts, spanner 

14 " doggers 

63 butt-straps 

53 chucks, Lowry . 

38 couplings, extra 

58 " enlarging 

26 " fresh- water connections 

81 dogs and chains 

38 extinguishers . 

17 fire-hooks and pole 

41 goosenecks 

5 grates, spare (engine) 

99 gongs, brass 

361 guy chains, feet 

16 hammers (dog) 

29 heaters 

58 hooks (plaster) 

Amount carried forward 



$96,000 


00 


16,500 


00 


250 


00 


30,000 


00 


21,000 


00 


2,700 


00 


12,000 


00 


1,988 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,800 


00 


500 


00 


4,700 


00 


900 


00 


500 


00 


200 


00 


8,425 


00 


18,657 


00 


7,390 


00 


1,000 


00 


800 


00 


4,115 


00 


26 


00 


7 


00 


63 


00 


4,800 


00 


57 


00 


45 


00 


80 


00 


162 


00 


900 


00 


35 


00 


41 


00 


37 


00 


495 


00 


275 


00 


16 


00 


2,900 


00 


58 


00 



12,422 00 



Appendix. 



217 



Amount brought forward 
208 lanterns . 

9 link blocks (extra) 
58 lines, guy 
270 " hose 
42 " life 

10 " hauling . 
239 ladders, fire 
52 " house " (common) 

8 " Bangor " 
68 ' ' bolts and keys 

9 nozzles, spray • 
37 " shut-off 
2 " spare . 

10 " spreading 
89 oil-feeders 
73 pipes, brass 
24 " street . 
82 " leather . 

4 " rubber . 
20 " frost 
80 poles (crotch) 
28 pots (lead) 
9 poles, engine (extra) 
14 reducers . 
181 rounds (ladder) 

5 rams (battering) 
22 rakes 

11 runners . 
26 relief valves 
471 spanners 

4 sledges 
7 shafts (extra) pair 

5 tongs (pipe) 
18 wheels (extra) 
2 wheelbarrows 



$242,422 00 

364 00 

36 00 

174 00 

81 00 
84 00 
30 00 

1,434 00 

150 00 

1,220 00 

34 00 

18 00 

370 00 

4 00 

50 00 

45 00 

73 00 

24 00 

82 00 
36 00 

25 00 
80 00 
28 00 
20 00 
10 00 
15 00 
18 00 
22 00 
22 00 

2,600 00 
118 00 

4 00 
30 00 
10 00 

200 00 

5 00 





$249,938 00 


Bedding. 




243 blankets, double, wool . 


$790 00 


174 " single " 


240 00 


195 counterpanes, white 


280 00 


10 " figured 


10 00 


316 comforters .... 


316 00 



Amount carried forward 



$1,636 00 



218 



City Document No. 52. 



Amount brought forward 
312 mattresses, hair 
292 « husk . 

236 pillows, hair . 
148 " feather 
699 pillow-slips, cotton 
968 sheets, cotton 



Furniture 



144 bedsteads (iron) 

151 " (wooden) 

101 bureaus . 

30 book-cases 

16 benches . 

847 chairs . 

44 clocks 

46 closets (portable) 

511 carpeting, tapestry (yds 

2,122 " wool 

577 " oil cloth 

34 desks 

99 looking-glasses 

2 lounges 

36 lamps 

313 matting (yds. of) 

135 " door 

72 stoves 

42 stove-boilers 

6 stools 

63 step-ladders 

71 settees 

84 tables 

265 towels . 

57 towel-rollers 

863 window-shades 



of) 



Horses and harness. 



49 blankets, fly . 
67 " stable 
154 " street 
2 " rubber 

41 bridles (extra) 



Amount carried forward 



$1,636 00 


2,800 


00 


594 


00 


295 


00 


148 


00 


349 


00 


484 


00 


$6,306 00 


$720 00 


655 


00 


1,500 


00 


900 


00 


30 


00 


847 


00 


220 


00 


230 


00 


255 


00 


1,061 


00 


200 


00 


340 


00 


495 


00 


20 


00 


11 


00 


8 


00 


67 


00 


1,080 


00 


42 


00 


3 


00 


189 


00 


142 


00 


504 


00 


66 


00 


29 


00 


2,589 


00 


$12,203 


00 


$30 00 


201 


00 


462 


00 


6 


00 


50 


00 







$749 00 



Appendix. 



219 



Amount brought forward 
9 breast-plates (extra) 
39 bits (extra) 
3 buffalo-robes 
25 collars (extra) 
137 collar-hitches . . 
137 horses . 
51 harnesses double 
50 " single 

36 " lead 

11 names (extra) . 

130 halter and halter bridles 

39 " chains . 

12 horse boots 
6 " hoods 
16 lines (extra) 
33 lead bars . 

36 pads for collars 
61 surcingles 

40 sleigh-bells (strings) 
3 saddles 

57 whips 

5 whiffletrees (extra) 



Tools. 



153 


axes 


, , 


17 axe-helves 


15 brushes 


tube . 


92 


a 


horse . 


70 


a 


scrub . 


38 


a 


floor . 


37 


c i 


window 


15 


a 


paint . 


47 


a 


stove . 


64 


a 


dust . 


40 benches 


(work) 


87 brooms, 


stable 


97 


a 


house 


145 buckets, wooden 


38 


a 


leather 


46 baskets 


, ^ 


64 coal-hoc 


s 


217 


cans 


, . 



Amount carried fonvard 



$749 


00 


18 


00 


78 


00 


51 


00 


50 


00 


39 


00 


37,675 


00 


6,400 


00 


3,750 


00 


400 


00 


10 


00 


130 


00 


19 


00 


24 


00 


18 


00 


16 


00 


33 


00 


108 


00 


30 


00 


70 


00 


6 


00 


57 


00 


10 


00 


$49,741 


00 


$153 00 


4 


00 


15 


00 


23 


00 


17 


00 


38 


00 


19 


00 


11 


00 


9 


00 


32 


00 


200 


00 


43 


00 


25 


00 


36 


00 


28 


00 


23 


00 


32 


00 


108 


00 



$16 00 



220 



City Document No. 52. 



Amount brought forward 
71 cold- chisels 
42 crow-bars 
78 curry-combs 
4 clamps (hand) . 
14 dusters, feather 
40 " hair . 
62 dust-pans 
20 expanders (hose coupling) 
95 files (assorted) 
14 forks, manure . 
127 " hay 
3 grindstones 

9 hose templets . 
11 hatchets . 
14 handles . 

7 hay-cutters 
20 hammers, chipping 
20 " claw 
251 hooks, hose tower 
29 " manure 
54 jacks, iron 
35 " wooden . 
3 knives (draw) . 
54 measures, wooden 
125 mop yarns 
117 " sticks . 

1 phillister . . ' 
35 picks 

8 pinch-bars 
3 rasps (wood) 

10 rakes 
132 shovels . 
54 " stove . 
29 sieves 

2 spoke-shaves 
51 saws and saw-horses 

11 saws (hand) 
75 squillgees 
38 vises 

351 washers (hose) 
261 wrenches, engine 
124 " hydrant 

83 " screw 

17 " reservoir 

1 weight (horse) . 



$816 


00 


18 


00 


50 


00 


19 


00 


2 


00 


14 


00 


40 


00 


15 


00 


40 


00 


23 


00 


7 


00 


63 


00 


12 


00 


14 


00 


5 


00 


1 


00 


70 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


60 


00 


14 


00 


189 


00 


105 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


37 


00 


6 


00 


2 


00 


35 


00 


12 


00 


2 


00 


10 


00 


132 


00 


10 


00 


15 


00 


2 


00 


62 


00 


8 


00 


38 


00 


190 


00 


7 


00 


131 


00 


47 


00 


75 


00 


68 


00 


1 


00 



$2,516 00 



Appendix. 



221 



Miscellaneous. 








67 ash-barrels . 


$125 00 


705 badges . 










1,400 


00 


153 buttons, gross of 










870 


00 


54 blocks, double 










158 


00 


53 " single . 










106 


00 


60 chests, grain . 










300 


00 


4 chests, tool 










20 


00 


500 devices for caps 










275 


00 


697 fire-hats 










1,394 


00 


14 library boxes . 










42 


00 


28 overcoats 










30 


00 


5,000 rope, feet of 










250 


00 


266 spittoons 










266 


00 


44 summer gates •■ 










125 


00 


1 truck for moving engines 








50 


00 


In store-house, small supplies 






6,309 


89 


Stock and tools, apparatus repair-shop 




8,700 


00 


" " hose and harness shop 




1,532 


45 


Property in store-room of Engine House No 


. 




4 ; Hose House No. 7 ; Reservoir on Derm 






street, and at Engine House No. 29, Brigh 






ton District, at a vali 


lation 


of al 


)OUt 




350 


00 



$22,303 34 



Recapitulation . 



Apparatus . 

Horses and harness 

Furniture 

Bedding 

Tools . 

Miscellaneous 



5249,938 00 

49,741 00 

12,203 00 

6,306 00 

2,516 00 

22,303 34 



Total 



$343,007 34 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1, 1877, TO APRIL, 30, 1878. 



Salari - 

Repairs on Apparatus 

Repairs on Houses 

New Hose 

Repairs on Hose 

Fuel for Houses 

Fuel for Engines . . ' 

Gas 

Printing, Stationery, etc 

Furniture, Bedding, etc 

Washing 

■Small Supplies 

Horses. Purchase and Exchange . . 

Horseshoeing 

Hay, Grain, etc 

Horse-hire, Keeping, etc 

Tools, Stable Furniture, etc 

Harness and Repairing 

OIIb, Preservatives, etc 

Hats, Badges, Buttons, etc 

Ladders, Rakes, Axes, etc 

Reservoirs, Hydrant-signs, etc. ... 

Extra Sen-ice 

TooIb and Machinery for Repair Shop 

New Apparatus 

Contingencies 

Water. Houses and Fire Boat ... 
Water. Hydrants and ReBervoirs . . 
Care of HydrantB and Reservoirs . . 



Totals 



44 OT 
162 88 
100 '25 
784 14 
72 92 
17 48 
210 77 
133 33 



446 01 
1,787 89 

33 35 
8 15 
137 95 
24 30 
82 12 
3 73 



1,388 50 
72,558 00 
4S.372 00 



),454 28 
848 01 
293 46 



37 00 
US SI 
32 50 



2 50 

205 96 

177 01 

600 00 

373 60 

1,272 47 

10 60 

10 00 



1,108 26 
511 35 

72 00 

69 87 
138 88 

25 00 
144 19 
120 99 

62 05 
1S3 27 

71 56 



142 00 
84 84 
63 42 
11 59 



$31,018 44 
1,223 08 
176 74 
194 20 
48 08 
206 75 
61 12 
480 70 



200 03 
143 41 
450 00 
314 62 
1,737 S4 
29 05 
2 50 
44 40 



$30,466 52 

750 20 

196 86 

12 00 

41 87 

322 25 

26 13 

134 78 

134 06 

24 80 

212 77 

233 S3 

475 00 

311 36 

1,164 84 

5 57 



$30,505 03 
715 30 
395 89 
25 25 
3S 25 
605 50 
57 00 
166 87 



196 10 
114 47 

331 95 

1,473 02 

13 00 



1 15 
250 00 
19 35 



95 14 
39 00 

79 17 
900 50 

35 63 
544 80 
115 00 
193 10 
192 36 

80 62 
630 00 
264 84 

1,495 44 
30 65 



229 64 
90 00 
1.1 47 



:;u,:;l'.i 7 s 
870 51 
345 98 

93 67 
100 38 

81 75 
252 00 
260 47 
1-12 OS 

49 15 
197 97 

86 23 

50 110 
301 12 

1,221 11 
5 78 



4 00 
21 02 
28 25 



',4.1 :;l 

733 2S 

912 26 

43 21 

100 48 



S09 55 

2,113 42 



SS 70 
78 67 
5 95 
24 oo 



23 33 
35 00 

2" 

25 26 



$30,332 01 
856 26 
148 10 
58 50 
99 71 
319 75 
57 00 
814 30 
91 92 
86 92 
1S7 4'J 
191 05 

643 45 

1.0S3 29 

105 00 

63 



74 16 
14 40 



23 33 
1 50 



$30,409 4S 
722 59 
7:; '.«j 
1,586 00 
73 06 
220 75 
2.v; bo 
315 34 
S5 36 
9 75 
179 17 
176 20 

323 13 
1,193 83 



$30,419 06 
1,455 69 



-In 50 
379 50 
232 30 
22 58 
34 82 
168 70 
55S 70 
600 00 
345 S7 
1,801 26 
294 20 
1.: 99 
76 47 
198 52 
27 05 



i:>0'1.214 55 
-7...I 4 S4 

994 85 
3,355 02 
1,336 63 
4,323 03 

528 07 

2.319 84 
2,338 39 

3.320 00 
4.2SS 71 

17,068 24 

786 52 

63 1 I 

1.576 64 

791 02 

322 89 

77 7., 

235 18 

40 66 

973 60 

600 00 

941 73 

1,389 50 

72,658 00 

48,372 00 



'Not including $1,988 82 transferred to other appropriations Fire Department. 
■• ■■ 1.49198 " " Fire Alarms and Bells and Clocks. 



INCOME. 

Fire Department J5.871 60 






EXPENDITURES OF FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH FROM MAY 1, 1877, TO APRIL 30, 1878. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


Marcb. 


April. 


Total. 


Salaries 


$1,043 47 
20 01) 


$999 59 

20 00 
8 05 

24 75 
33 IS 
8 90 

17 00 

21 23 
20 96 

2 57 
13 39 


$1,023 97 

24 00 
2 03 

2 46 
6 45 

1 68 
50 

3 20 
11 32 


$999 59 
5 00 
56 87 

37 75 
28 26 
18 47 

9 43 

60 00 

2 09 
2 44 
4 75 


$1,023 97 

2 50 
201 30 
130 40 

29 00 
16 73 
5 71 
22 31 

15 06 

19 87 

3 25 
10 79 


$1,023 97 
156 60 

28 75 

29 95 
65 

57 70 
19 45 
8 69 
3 56 
68 91 


$999 59 
325 00 

27 81 

35 SO 
100 00 

8 10 
2 44 
10 88 


$1,029 97 
20 00 
224 17 

1 66 

110 00 

2 38 

13 32 

3 45 „ 
9 37 


$999 53 
337 50 

50 01 

22 93 

73 

29 38 

8 48 

3 13 
13 62 


$1,023 97 

36 88 

3 49 

2 25 

460 60 

72 50 

4 89 

10 60 


$1,023 97 
65 00 
2S 71 
76 66 

35 87 
27 53 

3 50 

18 75 
1 19 
3 56 


$990 84 
10 00 
249 54 
141 44 

385 87 
2 36 

IS 66 

2 79 

14 86 

2 69 

50 

1,419 31 






S12.1S2 43 




785 00 




105 12 


760 59 






.,!,(„„ Machine> 








27 87 
9 24 
















18 4a 




3S 85 


55 85 
578 45 
190 20 
129 55 
41 53 
36 79 
160 75 
1,419 31 


, Hardwan 


7 32 






4 25 
6 62 








$1,262 74 


$1,169 62 


$1,075 61 


$1,224 65 


$1,480 89 


$1,398 23 


$1,509 62 


$1,414 32 


$1,465 31 


$1,617 43 


$1,284 74 


$3,238 80 


$18,142 02 





Extension of Fire-Alarm Telegraph in Brighton District. 

Included in above account. 



Macbtncry . . . . 

Wire 

Extra Labor . . . . 
Tools and Hardwar 
Lumber 



$509 00 

105 12 

8 00 

67 03 

43 86 



Total 



BELLS AND CLOCKS. 



Cleaning and care of Clocks 

Hoisting and Hanging Bells 

Kinging Bells 

Illuminating Clocks 

Cambridge Observatory 

Incidentals 

YV'irk 'lone at Fire Department Repair Shop 

Totals 



$56 25 
2 50 



500 00 
25 00 



2 50 

sue 00 
1J 12 

500 M 
25 00 
72 65 



INCOME 

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