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SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Board of Fire Commissioners, 






YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1879. 




BOSTON : 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 
18 7 9. 



[Document 62 — 1879.] 




SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1879. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, June 2, 1879. 

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

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the ordinance estab- 
lishing this Board, they present for your information their 
Sixth Annual Report, showing the condition, the expendi- 
tures, a record of fires and losses, with other statements 
relating to the management of the Fire Department for the 
year ending April 30, 1879. 

There has been no change in the membership of the Board 
since the last report ; the term for which Commissioner 
Chamberlin was appointed expiring JVlay 4, 1878, he was 
renominated by the Mayor, and confirmed by concurrent vote, 
for the ensuing three years. 

The effective force of the department does not vary, to 
any extent, from that named in .the report of last year, 
viz. : — 



603 



Permanent men . . . .261 

Call men . . . . . 342 

Fire-Alarm branch . . . 9 

Clerks 3 

Commissioners . . . . 3 

— 15 

Total 618 



II 



City Document No. 62. 



Houses. 

The houses of the apparatus are in good condition, requir- 
ing only such ordinary repairs as may be needed. The house 
built for Hook and Lader Co. No. 4, on Dudley street, near 
Blue Hill avenue, has been turned over to the Public Build- 
ings Department, and the apparatus returned to its old quar- 
ters on Eustis street, as being better located to protect the 
whole of the Roxbury District, being more central and avail- 
able for prompt service. The apparatus room and stable on 
ground floor has been fitted up with modern improvements, 
aiding in rapid movements in responses to alarms of fire, and 
it is thought by the Board to be much more advantageous 
than when located near the extreme edge of the district. 

The second story has been arranged as a dwelling for the 
driver, and is now occupied by him and his family, he pay- 
ing rent therefor into the City Treasury. 



Appaeatus. 

One new engine has been purchased and added to the 
reserve force. It is of the second class, double plunger, and 
on trial gave entire satisfaction as to its qualifications. 

There has been no other increase to the apparatus. 

Engine No. 5 has been supplied with a new steel boiler 
and put in first-class condition, and is believed to be as good 
as new. 

The general condition of the several pieces of apparatus 
will compare favorably with that of previous years, and re- 
quiring only such repairs as may from time to time be made 
manifest. 

Hose. 

The hose of the department is in good condition, new 
purchases being made to fill the place of that condemned ; 
during the year 6,400 feet of new leading hose has been 
added, and about 6,600 feet condemned. 

The amount now on hand is as follows : — 



Rubber 
Cotton . 
Leather 
Chemical 
Hand . 
Suction 



15,923 feet. 

31,820 

16,911 

2,890 

1,883 

832 



Fire Commissioners' Report. hi 

the proportionate value being in our best judgment 75 per 
cent, good, and 25 per cent, not fully reliable. 

Horses. 

The whole number of horses in the department, including 
the fire-alarm, is 139, and, with the exception of 4 uow in 
the hospital, are in good condition ; some of them are ageing, 
but at present show good ability to perform the required 
work ; sickness and accidents are small in proportion to 
the number. During the year 2 have died, 9 have been 
exchanged, and 12 have been purchased, including the 
exchanges. 

The Apparatus Repair-Shop 
continues to give satisfaction as to work done ; there are at 
present but few pieces of apparatus needing much of any- 
thing to be done to them other than slight repairs and 
painting. 

The force employed permanently, including machinists, 
blacksmiths, painter, and wheelwright, is 9, aided by de- 
tailed men from the department when required. 

The amount of cost of maintaining the repair- 
shop is . $11,457 96 

Less a credit of old material exchanged for 

new 935 43 



Distributed as follows : — 

Repairs of apparatus . 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph and Bells and Clocks , 
Engine-houses and Hose and Harness Shop 
Tools and small supplies, Hydrants and Reser- 
voirs ....... 



The Hose and Harness Shop 
is doing the necessary work in maintaining the requirements 
of the harness and repairing of hose. 

The cost of its maintenance in repairing hose is $1,453 71 
Less a credit for old material exchanged for new, 436 04 

$1,017 67 
Making new and repairing harnesses in use . . 1,021 84 

Total ....... $2,039 51 



$10,522 


53 


$6,734 

2,040 
1,115 


34 
61 
10 


632 


48 



iv City Document No. 62. 



The Fire-Alarm Telegraph 

is in good condition. The large number of bells and gongs 
struck, and the many miles of wire used for that purpose, 
contribute to prevent the certainty of its action. Another 
detriment, since the invention and the general use of 
the "Telephone" by our merchants, manufactories, etc., 
is the interfering of their wires with those of this depart- 
ment. The city proper is laid all over with such wires, 
to such an extent that their frequent collision will soon 
necessitate a rearrangement of one or the other, or both, by 
an under-ground method. With the utmost care on our part 
failures will occasionally happen, for which no satisfactory 
excuse can be given, and the remedy is to be found only in 
the manner indicated above. 

New boxes are added from time to time in localities need- 
ing them, and a steam whistle has been placed on the Aba- 
toir building in the Brighton District, of great power, 
sounding the number of the box in the same manner as on 
the bells and gongs, and is distinctly heard for miles 
around. 

Fires. 

The number of fire-alarms during the year ending April 
30 was 563, of which 197 were "still," 43 needless, and 20 
false. The losses and insurance were as follows : — 

Losses. Insurance. 

On buildings .... $144,195 $2,068,515 
On contents .... 259,256 1,523,433 



Total ..... $403,451 $3,591,948 



The loss was the smallest, w T ith but four exceptions, since 
1857, when the total was $316,207, and the number of 
alarms 161. A brief table of comparison of the four excep- 
tions and the past year will be interesting, and is as fol- 
lows : — 



Year. 


Loss. 


No. Alarms. 


Average loss per alarm 


1857 . 


. $316,207 


161 


$1,964 


1862 . 


. 367,429 


141 


2,668* 


1867 . 


. 340,765 


" 284 


1,199 


1868 . 


. 314,706 


293 


• 1,074 


1878 . 


. 403,451 


563 


716 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



The number of alarms in 1877 was 514, the loss, $435,730 
and the insurance, $3,759,579. The average loss per alarm 
was $847. The number of fire-alarms in 1878 — 563 — was 
the largest, with three exceptions, of any year since the rec- 
ord was kept. The exceptions were 640 alarms in 1872, 
620 in 1873, and 702 in 1875. Annexation has, of course, 
something to do with the increase of alarms over former 
years. 



Alarms. 

Number of Telegraph Fires .... 
" False .... 
" " Needless : 

Fires extinguished without giving public alarm 

Total 



303 
20 
43 

197 

563 



Comparative Alarms and Losses, Insurance, etc. 



Number of Alarms. 



Mav, 1873, to 1874 
"" 1874, to 1875 
" 1875, to 1876 
" 1876, to 1877 
" 1877, to 1878 
" 1878, to 1879 



720, including 266 stills. 
702, " 244 " 
483, " 140 " 
509, " 207 " 
514, " . 185 " 
563, " 197 " 



Loss on Buildings and Contents. 



May, 1873, to 1874, 
" 1874, to 1875, 
" 1875, to 1876, 
" 1876, to 1877, 
" 1877, to 1878, 
" 1878, to 1879, 



Buildings. Contents. 

,134,835 95 $2,295,546 55 



424,979 00 
152,810 00 
167,027 00 
215,020 00 
144,195 00 



793.524 00 
388,462 00 
314,327 00 
300,989 00 
259,256 00 



Total. 

3,430,382 50 

1,228,403 00 

541,272 00 

481.354 00 

516,009 00 

403,451 00 



Insurance on Buildings and Contents. 



May, 1873, to 1874, 
" 1874, to 1875, 
" 1875, to 1876, 
" 1876, to 1877, 
" 1877, to 1878, 
" 1878, to 1879, 



Buildings. 

11,341,476 45 
1,758,939 00 
1,308,925 00 
1,530,943 00 
1,981,489 00 
2,068,515 00 



Contents. 

82, 102, 274 32 
1,918,069 00 
1,727,558 00 
1,296,585 00 
1,822,491 00 
1,523,433 00 



Total. 

$3,443,750 77 
3,677,008 00 
3,076,483 00 
2,827,528 00 
3,803,910 00 
1,391,948 00 



vi City Document No. 62. 



Fires. 



Total number of actual fires ..... 500 
Confined to one building . . . . . 433 

Extended to others . . . . . . 11 



Buildings. 

Slightly damaged . . . . . . . 298 

Considerably damaged ...... 57 

Totally destroyed . . . . . . . 15 

Most of those totally destroyed were comparatively of lit- 
tle value. 



Discharges and Appointments. 

The changes in the membership of the department are as 
follows : — 

Deaths ........ 5 

Honorably discharged ..... 21 

Discharged for cause : — 

Neglect of duty ...... 1 

Intoxication . . . . . . . 2 

Conduct prejudicial to good order ... 1 
Absence without leave ..... 1 

— 5 

Total ." • . 31 

Appointments ....... 18 

Transfers 22 

Reduced to ranks by abolition of office of Asst. Foreman, 7 

" " " for cause .... 1 

Promotions ....... 3 

Deaths. 

Erasmus D. Towner, of Engine Co. No. 19, June 6, 1878. 
Samuel Colley, " H.&L. " " 5, " 9,1878. 

Humphrey Choate, " " " " " July 31, 1878. 
James McDonald, " Engine " " 28, Oct. 10, 1878. 
Chas.'E. Jones, « " " " 24, Apr. 19, 1879. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



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VIII 



City Document No. 62. 



Police Depaetment. 

The police have under the new organization continued to 
give entire satisfaction in the performance of the duties 



required of them at fires'. 



Protective Department. • 

The Protective Department continues to perform the 
duties for which they were organized, working in harmony 
and entire satisfaction. 



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 added 
132 hydrants, 27 of which are of the Lowry pattern; 45 
Post; 38 Boston, and 22 Boston Y. 



Comparative Cost without and with Water and Hydrant 

Account. 



Yrs. 


Fire 

Dep't. 


F. Alarm 

Bells and 

Clocks. 


Engine- 
houses. 


Total. 


Water & 
Hydrants. 


Total. 


Alarms. 


% a 


Bell. 


Still. 




fe 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 
28,778.37 


$409,113.50 
587,460.25 
590,400.13 


$59,730 
74,382 
81,111 


$468,S43.50 
661,842.25 
671,511.13 


361 
389 
434 


188 
251 
246 


549 
640 

680 



tl874-5 


503,431.63 


35,258.25 


14,099.25 


548,155.41 


95,232 


643,387.41 


458 


244 


702 


1875-6 


460,295.49 


24,698.39 


6,668.43 


491,662.31 


103,980 


595,642.31 


343 


. 140 


483 


1876-7 


443,514.04 


30,267.97 


3,950.81 


477,732.82 


116,550 


594,282.82 


302 


207 


509 


1877-8 


427,725.40 


20,627.38 


4,200.59 


452,554.37 


120,930 


573,484.37 


329 


1S5 


514 


1878-9 


419,933.32 


19,427.11 


■ 4,793.74 


444,154.17 


124,230 


568,384.17 


366 


197 


563 



* Before annexation of Charlestown and West Roxbury and under charge of a Committee 
on Fire Department. 

t After annexation of Charlestown and West Roxbury and under charge of the Board of 
Fire Commissioners. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. ix 

The expenditures of the whole department are as fol- 
lows : — 

Fire Department, less Water and Hydrant 

account $419,933 32 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph . . . . 17,772 41 

Bells and Clocks . 1,654 70 

Engine-houses ... . . . 4,793 74 



,154 17 



Add charge for Water and Hydrant ac- 
count . . . . . . . 124,230 00 



Total . $568,384 17 



Income. 

Fire Department . . . . . $3,206 35 

Fire-Alarms 49 27 



In closing, the Board desire to thank the Committee on 
Fire Department for the cordial support afforded them, and 
trust that the present condition of the department, as shown 
in the foregoing report, will be the evidence of the faith- 
fulness of the rank and file, and that its efficiency and disci- 
pline have been fully maintained. 

DAVID CHAMBERLIN, 
HENRY W. LONGLEY, 
CHARLES H. ALLEN, 

Fire Commissioners . 



APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX A. 



Board 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 three years from May, 
1878. Term expires May, 1881. 

Henry W. Longley, for three years, from May, 1877. 
Term expires May, 1880. 

Charles H. Allen, for unexpired term of Greely S. Cur- 
tis. " Term expires May, 1879. 

John E. Fitzgerald, Commissioner-elect for three years 
from May, 1879. 

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, 


a «< 


" 27 


Wm. H. Cunningham, 


a a 


» 25 


Samuel Abbott, Jr., 


a k 


" 4 


John W. Regan, 


a i( 


" 26 


George Brown, 


a a 


1 


George C. Fernald, 


a a 


" 3 


John Colligan, 


(< (< 


" 13 


James Munroe, 


a a 


" 12 


J. Foster Hewins, 


<< <( 


" 18 



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



2 City Document No. 62. 

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. Underhill, Jr., David L. Adamson. 



Force. 
The force, as now organized, consists of 619 members, 



viz. : — 

Commissioners 
Clerks 



Head-quarters. 



Engineers. 



Chief Engineer . 

Permanent Assistant Engineers 

Call 



Permanent Force 



Foremen . 

* Assistant Foremen 

Enginemen 

Assistant Enginemen 

Hosemen . 

Laddermen 

Chemical Enginemen 

Drivers 

Hostlers 

Teamster . 

Deck Hands — Fire Boat . 



Call Force. 



Foremen . 
Hosemen . 
Laddermen 
Driver 



1 

11 

2 



22 

26 

28 

83 

34 

2 

43 

4 

1 

4 



29 
209 
104 

1 



14 



247 



343 



* By vote of the Board, the position of Assistant Foreman was abolished, and those 
filling that position were appointed " Senior " Hosemen, or Laddermen. To take effect 
April 21, 1879. 



Appendix. 

Fire Alarm. 



Superintendent 
Operators 
Eepairers 
Battery Man 



Grand Total 



619 



Pay-Roll of the Fire Department, 

As "Established by the Board. 
Chief Engineer .... $3,000 per annum. 



Sup't of Fire Alarms 


... 


2,300 " 


Assistant Engineers . 


. 


1,500 


" " call . 


300 " 


Permanent Force. 




Foremen . 


at the rate of $1,250 per annum. 


*Assistant Foremen 




1,100 " 


Enginemen 




1,200 


Assistant Enginemen 




1,100 


Hosemen . 




1,000 " 


Laddermen 




1,000 -" 


Chemical Enginemen 




1,000 » 


Hostlers 


Fire-Boat. 


720 » 


Captain 


at the rate of $1,250 per annum. 


Enginemen 


t< (< 


1,200 


Assistant Engineman 


a i( 


1,100 " 


Deck Hands 


(« (( 

Call Force. 


1,000 " 


Permanent Foremen . 


at the rate of $1,000 per annum. 


Call 




300 " 


(< it 




225 


Permanent Driver 




1,000 " 


Hosemen . . 




225 " 


i< 




175 " 


Hoseman Chemical En 


gine " " 


100 '' 


Laddermen 




225 


(< 




175 



* Position abolished April 21, 1879. 



City Document No. 62. 



West Roxbury District. 

Permanent Foremen . at the rate of $1,000 per annum. 

Call " . ' " " 200 

Assistant Enginemen . " " 1,100 " 

Drivers . . . " " 1,000 

Hosemen, Engine Co. 



" Chemical Engine " 
" in charge Chemi- 
cal Engine . . " 
Laddermen . . " 



150 
75 

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Laddermen 



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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-dyer drawbridge, and running 
through the centre of Charlestown street, 
Hay market square, and Washington to 
Summer street, and north of Summer 
street and the N.Y. and ISLE. E.E. 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 District 6 and 7, to 
West Roxbury line, running through the 
centre of Blue Hill avenue, Columbia, 
Green, Bowdoin, Church, and Commercial 
streets, to Dorchester avenue, thence due 
east 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 
7 
8 
9 
10 


Joseph Dunbar .... 

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

George C. Fernald . . . 

James Munroe .... 
J. Foster Hewins . . . 


5, *9, 11 

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*4, 6, 10 

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*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23 

*13, 14, 29 

*12, 21, 24 

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


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* Head-quarters of District Engineer. 

The Assistant Engineers of the several Eire Districts in 



City Document No. 62. 



the city will respond to alarms out of their own district, as 
follows : — 



The Engineer of 

District No. 1. 

District No. 2. 

District No. 3. 

District No. 4. 

District No. 5. 

District No. 6. 

District No. 7. 



5 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, 3, 5, and that 
part of No. 7 west of Columbus 
avenue. 

To third alarms in No. 7. 

— To first alarms in No. 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 Engine-house No. 26, Mason street, used 
as a coal wagon. 

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, used as a coal wagon. 

No. 4. Concord wagon at Hose-house No. 3. 



Spare Apparatus. 

One hose carriage at the Apparatus Repair Shop, on Har- 
rison avenue, with 300 feet of hose. 

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

One hose carriage, with 650 feet of 2^-inch hose, Engine- 
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 convicts, if 
required. » 

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

Steam Fire Engines, known as Relief A, B and C, and one 
formerly known as No. 2. 



14 



City Document No. 62. 



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

One third-class Hand Engine in store at Hose House 

No. 7. 

Hydeants. 

During the year 132 Hydrants have been established and 
30 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 . . 

Charlestown . . . 


5 

.4 
1 
1 

7 
4 


13 
1 

1 

5 
1 
1 

5 


4 

2 

5 
12 
10 

3 

2 


1 

4 
13 

8 
10 

9 


23 
7 
1 

11 
37 
23 
14 
16 


1 

1 

2 


15 

2 

1 
6 

1 
1 


16 
2 

2 

8 

1 
1 




22 


27 


38 


45 


132 


4 


26 


30 



Total Number of Hydrants May 1, 1879. 





Boston. 
Y. 


Lowry. 


Boston. 


Post. 


Total. 




5 
4 
1 
2 

7 
4 


441 
129 
99 
652 
556 
86 
58 

164 


836 
348 
181 
107 
48 
28 
18 

34 


11 

7 
17 
47 
183 
126 
16 
23 


1,293 

4S1 






288 




778 




658 




301 




202 






16 






221 


% 








23 


2,185 


1,600 


430 


4,238 





Appendix. 



15 



FIRE RESERVOIRS, 

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

May 1, 1879. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


1 






4-inch pipe. 




2 


Anderson street, opposite Phillips 


300 to 400 




3 


Blossom, cor. McLean street .... 




4 




X II 


Spring. 
4-inch pipe. 




5 


Bowdoin square, opposite Bulfinch 






fi 


Brattle street, cor. Brattle square . . 




Iron cover. 


7 




300 to 400 


« 


,, « 


8 


Batterymarch, near Broad street . . 


" 


" 


Cover in street. 


9 






« 




10 




300 to 400 


Cover in Irving st. 


11 


Cambridge, cor. of Hancock .... 


" 


" 


Cover in Hancock st. 


12 


Chambers, cor. Poplar street .... 


,< 


" 


Iron cover. 


13 






,, 




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 




" 




V\ 








22 


Church street, front of Methodist 




" 




23 






ii it 


24 


West Canton street, opposite No. 89 


60 to 70 




25 






4-inch pipe. 




26 


West Dedham street, opposite 67 . . 


60 to 70 


,, .. ' 


27 


East street, opposite the School-house 




4-inch pipe. 




28 


Edinboro', near Essex street .... 


60 to 70 


" 


" " 


29 




300 to 400 


" 


" » 


30 






a 


« << 


31 


Franklin, cor. of Hawley street . . . 


60 to 70 





16 



City Document No. 62. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 

• 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


32 


Franklin, cor. of Devonshire street . 


200 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 




33 






.< 




34 


Federal street, opposite Piper's wharf 


300 to 400 




35 






.< 


ii ii 


36 


Hanover street, opposite No. 96. . . 


300 to 400 


« 


Cover in street. 


37 


Hanover, at the junction of Salem 




Hose. 


it ii 


38 


Hanover street, front of Station-house 
No. 1 


300 to 400 




39 






40 




it ii 


4-inch pipe. 


Cover opposite No. 

4. 


41 


Hawkins street, front of old Mayhew 




42 


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. 


46 


Harrison avenue, opposite Curve 




. ., 


i< ii 


47 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Asylum 




it it 


48 


Harrison avenue, near Hallett & 








49 


Liberty square, opposite No. 1, near 


300 to 400 


.. 


.. 


50 


Leverett, opposite Spring street , , 


., 


" 


" 


51 


Lancaster, cor. of Merrimac street. . 


,. 




■i ii 


62 


Mount Vernon street, rear of the 


» » 


», 




53 


Mount Vernon street, near Louisburg 




54 


Myrtle, cor. of Irving street .... 


,. 




Cover in Irving st. 


55 
56 




<< ii 






Pearl street, opposite Sturgis street . 


„ 


" 


Iron cover. 


57 


Pleasant, cor. of Carver street . . . 


" 


" 


Cover in Carver st. 


58 
59 












300 to 400 


« 


Iron cover. 


60 


Salem street, in front of Christ Church 


" 


" 


" 


61 


Shawmut ave., cor. of Canton street 


., 
















63 


Summer street, opposite 115 .... 


300 to 400 


« 





Appendix. 



17 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


64 


State street, opp. Traveller building 


300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


65 








■< ii 


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 .... 


" 


II 




69 






,| 




TO 




300 to 400 




Cover in square. 


71 


Tremont street, at entrance to Pem- 


u <i 




79 






II 




73 




300 to 400 




74 


Tremont, cor. of Mason street . . . 


" 


" 


II II 


75 






2-inch pipe. 




76 


Tremont street, front of Winthrop 






77 




60 to 70 






78 








Cover in centre. 


79 




300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


80 


Washington, cor. of Milk street . . 


., ,, 


u 


( Cover on sidewalk, 
\ corner Old South 
( Church. 


81 






11 




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 






ft 




86 


Washington, cor. of Kneeland street 




II 


Iron cover. 


87 


Washington, cor. of Motte street . . 


300 to 400 


II 


Cover in Motte st. 


8S 










89 


Washington street, front of Old 


300 to 400 


« 


Cover on sidewalk. . 


90 


Washington street, opposite South 








91 


Washington, near cor. Union Park 


300 to 400 


f 




92 


Washington, cor. of Brookline street 






Iron cover. 


93 


Washington, cor. Northampton street 




i.< 




94 


Washington street, opposite Metro- 




CI 




95 


Warrenton, cor. Eliot street .... 


300 to 400 


<< 


11 11 



18 



City Document No. 62. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



99 
100 



102 
103 
104 
105 

106 
107 
108 
109 
110 
111 
112 
113 

114 
115 

116 

117 
118 
119 
120 
121 
122 
123 

124 
125 

126 



Location. 



SOUTH BOSTON. 

Broadway, near Dorchester avenue . 

A street, opposite church, near 
Broadway 



Broadway, opposite No. 136, nr. 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 



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, opp. Nos. 54 and 56. 

Liverpool, cor. Maverick 

Maverick sq., opp. Plummer's store . 
Meridian st., opp. the Public Library 
Meridian street, opp. Nos. 243 and 245 
Monmouth, near cor. of Marion st. . 



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



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



Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 



300 to 400 



Filled by 



4-inch pipe. 



Remarks. 



Cover opposite the 
church. 



Cover on sidewalk. 



Iron cover. 



On sidewalk, side 
church. 



Iron cover. 



Appendix. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



. 19 



Location. 



ROXBURY DISTRICT. 
Albany street, opp. No. 82S .... 
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 . 
Millmont 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 
park 



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 . 



Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 



200 to 300 



300 to 


400 


700 




600 to 


7(10 


200 to 300 



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

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

200 to 300 
400 to 500 

600 to 700 



Filled by 



4-inch pipe. 



Spring. 
4-inch pipe. 



Remarks. 



Cover on sidewalk. 



Cover opposite the 
fountain. 



Cover in square. 



20 



City Document No. 62. 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 



161 
162 
163 
164 
.165 
166 
167 

168 
169 
170 
171 

172 

173 
174 
175 
176 
177 
178 



179 
180 
181 
182 
183 

184 
185 
186 
187 
188 
189 
190 

191 
192 



Location. 



Washington, cor. Eustis street . . . 
Washington, opposite Zeigler street 
Roxbury, junction Linden park . . . 

9 

Walnut avenue, opposite No. 92 . . 
Winthrop street, cor. Blue Hill ave. 
Winslow, cor. of Tabor street . . . 
Yeoman, cor. Chadwick street . . . 

DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

Adams, cor. of Hancock street . . . 

Boston, cor. of Cottage street .... 

Dorchester avenue, cor. of Adams st. 

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



Meeting-house Hill, opposite Engine- 
house 17 



Narragansett, near Minot street . . . 

Richmond, near Washington street 

Sumner, cor. of Stoughton street . . 

Walnut street, opposite Post-office . 

Washington, cor. Bowdoin street . . 

Washington St., opposite Gleason's 
factory 



Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 



CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

At the Neck, near Albee's store . 

Austin street, near head of First . 

Austin street, junction of Lawrence 

Junction of Bartlett and Green sts. 

Bunker Hill street, between Linden 
and Walnut 



Bunker Hill street, near gun-house 

Cor. of Bunker Hill and Elm streets 

Cor. of Bunker Hill and Cook streets 

Cor. of Bunker Hill and Decatur sts. 

Bow street, opposite Richmond . . . 

Cor. of Bainbridge and Moulton sts. 

Common street, south-east corner of 
Winthrop square 



City square, near Bunker Hill Bank 
Chestnut street, opposite No. 44 . . 



200 to 300 
400 to 500 
200 to 300 
400 to 500 

700 
600 to 700 
200 to 300 



500 to 600 



100 to 200 
500 to 600 



700 to 800 

200 to 300 

(Galls.) 
50,000 
27,000 
28,000 
25,000 

27,000 
27,000 
28,000 
25,000 
25,000 
27,000 
27,000 

25,000 
30,000 
26,000 



Filled by 



4-inch pipe. 



Spring. 
4-inch pipe. 

Spring. 
4-inch pipe. 



Spring. 



4-inch pipe. 
Spring. 



Spring. 

Rain. 
Church. 

Rain. 

Hydrant. 
Rain. 



Epis. Church. 
Spring. 

Rain. 



Remarks. 



Iron cover. 



Large. 

Outlets from street. 
Water from roof. 
Outlets from street. 



Water from roof. 



Appendix. 



21 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 

(Galls.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


193 


Concord street, 150 feet from Bunker 


15,000 


Spring. 




194 


Ferrin street, 100 feet from Bunker 


28,000 
25,000 


si 

First Church. 




195 




Water from roof. 


196 


Junction of Henley and Warren sts. 


26,000 


Spring. 




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 
15,000 


(i 




205 


Main street, opposite Albion court . 


<i 


. 


206 


Main street, opposite Phipps street . 


25,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


207 


Main street, junction of Mill street . 


30,000 


" 


14 li tt 


208 




25,000 


Spring. 




209 


Oak street, junction of Eussell . . . 


25,000 


" 




210 




25,000 


it 




211 




26,000 


" 




212 


Cor. of Summer and Elm streets . . 


25,000 


" 




213 


Union street, between Washington 


25,000 
25,000 


Houses. 
Spring. 




214 


Walker street, junction of Bartlett . 




215 


Warren street, near Monument ave. 


25,000 


" 




216 


Cor. of Chelsea st. and Henley place 


25,000 


Spring & well. 





22 



City Document No. 62. 



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



No. 



218 
219 
220 
221 

222 

223 

224 

225 
226 
227 

228 



230 

231 
232 
233 
234 
235 



Location. 



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 



Reservoirs. 



Reservoir. 



Well. 



Reservoir. 



Well. 

Reservoir. 



Well. 



Depth. 



9 feet. 
11J » 
16 " 
16 " 

19 " 

22i " 



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 

238 



Location. 



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



Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 



250 
200 
200 



Remarks. 



Self-supplied from pond. 
Supplie'd from Union Hall. 
Supplied from school-house. 



FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1ST, 1878, TO APRIL 30TH, 1879. 



MAY. 

Wednesday. No. 367 Atlantic Ave. 

1st. First company, Engine No. 25. 

8.40 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Still. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Given by Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Citizen. Eemarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 

Thursday. Eagle Mills Place. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 100. Material, 

2d. wood. 

11.50 p.m. Owned by Tileston & Hollingsworth. 

Still. Occupied by several families as dwellings. 

Given by Loss, $6. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, tipsetting a kerosene-lamp. 
5 First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 
Force under command of Foreman Merrill. 
Company present, Engine No. 16. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by citizens. 



Friday. No. 512 Washington St. Six stories high; size, 44 X 80. Material, 

3d. granite. 

9.59 p.m. Owned by heirs of J. Comer. 

Still. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $18,000. 

Given by Occupied by B. P. Cunningham & Co., as furniture dealers. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $37,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, gas-light too near wood-work. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Foreman Knox. 
Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being cut out with an axe. 



24 



City Document No. 62. 



Mat. 

Saturday. Nos. 6 Harvard and 5 Bow Sts. Three and one-half stories high ; 

4th. size, 18 X 35. Material, brick and stone. 

4.04 p.m. Owned by J. B. Clapp, 5 Bow St., and N. Frothingham, 6 Harvard St. 
Box 421. Loss on building, 5 Bow street, $50. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Given by " " "6 Harvard street, $60. Insurance on building, 

Police. $4,000. 

Occupied by several parties as stores and dwellings. 

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

Originated in partition between buildings on 3d floor. 

Cause, over-heated wall. 

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 ; Fire Boat ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Saturday. No. 193 Roxbury St. Two stories high; size, 35X40. Material, 
4th. wood. 

7.50 p.m. Owned by J. A. Rogers. 

Still. Occupied by J. A. Rogers, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on second floor. 
Citizens. Cause, gas-burner in contact with curtain. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



Sunday. Cor. Tremont and Boylston Sts. Five stories high; size, 80 X 95. 

5th. Material, freestone. 

0.36 a.m. Owned by Chas. F. Adams. 

Box 53. Loss on building, $176. Insurance on building, $80,000. 
Given by Occupied by S. J. Tryon, studio. 
Citizen. Insurance, $3,000. 

Occupied by E. G. Lucas, as dwelling. 

Loss, $30. Insurance, $1,500. 

Occupied by E. F. Holbrook, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $2,000. 

Occupied by F. Emerson, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $1,000. 

Occupied by Mrs. J. C. Alvirel, as dwelling. 

Loss, $40. Insurance, $800. 

Occupied by Dr. E. P. Bradbury, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $2,000. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



25 



Mat. 



Occupied by Mrs. L. Lombard, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $4,000. 

Occupied by Dr. N. Hawes, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $3,300. 

Occupied by A. C. Clark, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $1,000. 

Occupied by C. H. Twing, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $2,300. 

Occupied by G. Paul, as dwelling. 

Occupied by D. E. Fitzgerald, as dwelling. 

Insurance, $500. 

Originated on 5th floor. 

Cause, rats and matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladders Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Tuesday. No. 7 East St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 28. Mate- 

7th. rial, wood. 

12.55 a.m. Owned by T. W. Tuttle. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5 

Originated in the attic. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 
Companies present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Nos. 150 to 154 Charlestown St. and 169 to 171 Causeway St. 
8th. Four stories high ; size, 63 X 66. Material, brick. 

6.30 a.m. Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Box 19. Occupied by S. W. Brown, furniture manufactory. 
Given by Loss on building, $309. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,491. Insurance on contents, $14,400. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion of oily rags. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



"Wednesday. No. 30 Richmond St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, wood. 
8th. Owned by H. H. Chandler. 

7.35 a.m. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Box 413. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Originated in carpet on the roof. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. • 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 198 W. Second St. One story high; size, 75X200. Material, 
8th. wood. 

1.17 p.m. Owned by R. Estabrook & Son. 

Box 124. Occupied by R. Estabrook & Son, as foundery and chain factory. 
Given by Loss on building, $3,275. Insurance on building, $2,475. 
Police. Loss on contents, $2,725. Insurance on contents, $800. 
Originated in the chain factory. 
Extended to the foundery. 
Cause, boiling over of tar-kettle. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 ; Hook and Ladder 

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



Friday. No. 163 North St. Three stories high; size, 20X24. Material, 

10th. brick. 

9.45 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Tobin. 
Box 13. Occupied by Mrs. Jennings, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Police. Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 



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Mat. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm. The fire was discovered and put out by 
Hoseman Low, of Engine No. 8, before the alarm was given. 

Saturday. No. 177 Cabot St. Three stories high; size, 2*1X33. Material, 

11th. wood. 

4.30 p.m. Owned by J. Harney. 

Still. Occupied by T. Lynch and others, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizens. Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
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 by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 799 E. Fifth St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, 

11th. wood. 

2.17 a.m. Owned by Simon Ross. 
Box 145. Unoccupied dwelling-house. 

Given by Loss on building, $45. Insurance on building, $295. 
Police. Originated in several places. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 12. 
First water, Hose No. 12. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines 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. No. 21 Spring St. Four stories high; size, 18 X 26. Material, 

12th. wood. 

3.10 p.m. Owned by M. F. Wells. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Moseley et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $1. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, ignition of fat in pan. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present, Engine No. 6. 



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May. 



Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 168 Sumner St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 35. 

12th. Material, brick. 

8.20 p.m. Owned by Geo. L. Thorndike. 

Box 182. Occupied by J. C. Bruce, saloon and boarding-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 2d and 3d stories. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 113 Warwick St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 45. Material, 

13th. brick and marble. 

2.30 p.m. Owned by Taunton Savings Bank. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Severson, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on buildings $55. Insurance on buildings, $3,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $300. 
Originated in the kitchen. 
Cause, careless use of kerosene-oil stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 
Force under command of Foreman Freeman. 
Companies present, Engine No. 13 ; Hose, No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 5 Exeter St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 35. Material, brick. 
15th. Owned by Geo. S. Hall. 

8.33 p.m. Occupied by Geo. S. Hall, as dwelling. 
Box 79. Originated in chimney. 
Given by Cause, soot taking fire in chimney. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 3;* Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to chimney. 
Extinguished by burning out. 



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Mat. 

Wednesday. 

15th. 

10.45 p.m. 

Box 214. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 2027 to 2031 Washington St. 2 stories high; size, 46 X 56. 
Material, wood. 

Owned by Charles Davis. 

Occupied by Mrs. J. Duffy, et als., as stores and dwelling. 

Loss on building, $225. Insurance on building, $4,500. 

Loss on contents, $5,325. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 

Originated on 2d floor, No. 2031. 

Cause, overheated stove. 

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, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. False alarm. 

17th. Cause of alarm, box opened by some unknown person. 

10.55 p.m. First company, Engine No. 3. 

Box 65. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Given by Number of engineers present, 6. 

Unknown. Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 



and 



Sunday. 
19th. 

3 a.m. 
Box 465. 
Given by 

Police. 



In response to a call for assistance from Somerville. 

Cause, fire in Somerville. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Engine No. 27, and Hose No. 2, responded and worked 2£ hours. 



Sunday. Nos. 145 and 147 South St. Three stories high; size, 48 X 98. Ma- 

19th. terial, wood. 

9.20 p.m. Owned by Faxon Bros. 
Box 59. Occupied by Edward Barlow, as junk shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $260. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $7,045. Insurance on contents, 7,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion of rags. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 

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

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 9 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2 ; Fire 
Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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Mat. 

Monday. 

20th. 
11.55 p.m. 

Box 178. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Eear or No. 3 Moore St. Two stories high; size, 18 X 30. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by Mrs. S. Murray. 

Occupied as dwelling-house. 

Loss on building, f 330. Insurance on building, $800. 

Originated on lower floor. Extended over building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2 ; 
Hose No. 6. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 11 Gold St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 35. 

21st. Owned by Mrs. Coffee. 

11.30 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Coffee, et als., as tenement-house. 

Still. Originated in chimney. 
Given by Cause, soot taking fire. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Hose No. 9. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to chimney. 

Extinguished by throwing salt down chimney. 



Material, wood. 



Wednesday. Nos. 1 and 3 Winslow St. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 50. Ma- 
22d. terial, wood. 

8.31 a.m. Owned by Mrs. B. A. Kent. 

Box 231. Occupied by J. Kelly, et als., as stores and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $225. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated in closet on 3d floor. Extended to the roof. 

Cause, matches igniting from overheated chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 

First water, Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 4; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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May. 

Wednesday. 
22d. 

11.15 A.M. 

Box 567. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Lyman Ave. One and a half stories high ; size, 21 X 29. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by J. C. Wadleigh. 
Occupied by M. McQuire, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $500. 
Loss on contents, $5. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Foreman Champney. 
Companies present, Engine No. 29; Hook and Ladder No. 11; 

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. Eagle Mill Place. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 100. Material, 

24th. wood. 

10.30 a.m. Owned by Tileston & Hollingworth. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Kissick, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, soot taking fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 
Force under command of Foreman Merrill. 
Company present, Engine No. 16. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to chimney. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 

Friday. No. 17 Belmont St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 36. Material, 

24th. wood. 

8.40 p.m. Owned by Geo. Ireland. 

Still. Occupied by John Walmack, et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, dropping lighted match among clothing. 

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. 



Friday. No. 463 Eighth St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 40. 

24th. Material, wood. 

9 p.m. Owned by James Rowe. 

Box 131. Occupied by E. Mulvey, as dwelling. 



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May. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $280. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Originated in attic. Extended to roof. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

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

First water, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Chief Green. 

Number oe engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines 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. 



Saturday. No. 3220 Washington St. One story high; size, 15 X 25. Mate- 

25th. rial, wood. 

2.20 p.m. Owned by Howard & Atkins. 

Still. Occupied by J. A. Sholts, as shoemaker's shop. 
Given by Loss on contents, $15. 
Citizens. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, leather cement taking fire. 

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 by buckets of water. 

Saturday. False Alarm. 

25th. Cause, some unknown person giving false alarm. 

4.57 p.m. First company at box, Hose No. 1. 

Box 452. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Given by Number of engineers present, 1. 

Unknown. Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder, No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 



Saturday. No. 84 Austin St. 3 stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, wood 
25th. Owned by Mrs. Tighe. 
7.49 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Tighe, as dwelling-house and bar-room. 
Box 417. Insurance, $1,000. 
Given by Originated in paper on ceiling. 
Citizen. Cause, gas-light igniting fly-paper. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being thrown out-doors. 



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Mat. 
Monday. 

27th. 
3.55 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by- 
Citizen. 



No. 283 Columbus Ave. Four stories high; size, IS X 35. Ma- 
terial, brick and marble. 
Owned by F. M. Hodges. 
Occupied by F. M. Hodges, as lodging-house. 
Insurance on building, $9,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 
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 by buckets of water. • 



Tuesday. No. 100 Island St. One story high; size, 16 X 18. Material, 

28th. wood. 

10.06 a.m. Owned by A. S. Cutler & Co. 

Box 212. Occupied by W. Buzzell & Co., manufacturer of cement. 
Given by Loss on building, $60. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $75. 

Originated in front of furnace. Extended over building. 

Cause, barrels too near furnace. 

First company at pire, Engine No. 23. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to Aiilding, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 15 Change Ave. One story high ; size, 5 X 15. Material, 

28th. wood. 

11.28 a.m. Owned by H. H. Mellen. 
Box 16. Occupied by L. Fogg, as saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective kerosene-lamp. 

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

Force under command of Chief Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engine's Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 5 Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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May. 

Wednesday. 

29th. 

Midnight. 

Box 123. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 2 Silver-st. Place. Pour stories high; size, 20X40. Mate- 
rial, wood. 

Owned by the Isaac Adams estate. 

Unoccupied dwelling. 

Insurance on building, $100. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

Pirst water, Engine No. 15. 

Porce under command of Chief Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1. 2, 3, 7, 15 ; Fire Boat; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 96 South St. Five stories high; size 20X34. Material' 
29th. brick. 

10.55 a.m. Owned by Leopold Morse. 

Still. Occupied by J. A. Moffett, et als., as stores. 

Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Originated on 5th floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, boiling over of tar-kettle. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Asst. Poreman Stoddard. 
Companies present, Engine No. 7 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. , 

Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Wednesday. Nos. 11 and 13 Hawkins St. Five stories high; size, 34 X 35. Mate- 
29th. rial, brick. 

10.35 p.m. Owned by A. Wentworth. 
Box 21. Occupied by J. Siegel & Co., and others. 
Given by Loss on building, $289. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $460. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 4th floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook 

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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May. 

Thursday. 

30th. 
5.45 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by- 
Patrol. 



No. 30Derne St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 27. Material, brick. 
Owned by Bennett .heirs. 

Occupied by J. McCarty, as furniture repairer. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, excelsior igjriting from lighted match. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Fire was discovered and put out by Hoseman Knox, of 
Engine No. 4, without giving an alarm. 

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JUNE. 

Saturday. No. 6 Bay State Place. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. Ma- 
lst. terial, wood. 

0.50 p.m. Owned by H. H. Faxon. 
Box 136. Occupied by H. H. Faxon, as tenement. 
Given by Originated in cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 15 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12 ; Fire Boat. 
Needless aiarm. 



Sunday. No. 188 Dorchester Ave. Two stories high; size, 15X30. Ma- 

2d. terial, wood. 

1.41 a.m. Owned by Benj. Leeds. 

Box 123. Occupied by Mrs. Duffy, et als., as store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $500. 
Police. Originated on 2d story. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause,- unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

First water on fire, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. False alarm. 

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

9.13£ p.m. Force under command of Chief Green. 



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June. 

Box 42. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos-. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Unknown. Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Monday. No. 43 Northfield St. Three stories high; size, 21X32. Ma- 

3d. terial, brick. 

1.46 p.m. Owned by J. B. Corbett. 

Box 83. Occupied by J. B. Corbett et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $7. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine Nos. 2, 3. 

Damage to building slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extingiushed by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 93 Fourth St. Bear. Two stories high ; size, 15 X 20. Ma- 

4th. terial, wood. 

3.10 a.m. Owned by J. Lord. 

Still. Unoccupied dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Police. Originated under stairway. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 15. 
Force under command of Foreman Scott. 
Company present, Engine No. 15. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Wednesday. No. 624 to 644 Parker St. Six stories high ; size, 65 X 176. Ma- 
5th. terial, stone. 

0.40 p.m. Owned by G. F. Burkhardt. 
Box 249. Occupied by G. F. Burkhardt as malt-house. 
Given by Loss on building $5. Insurance on building, $22,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $30,000. 
Originated on 6th floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
First water on fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 



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June. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 38 Tremont St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X 30. 
5th. Material, wood. 

2.10 p.m. Owned by Mr. Warren. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Mack, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4'. 

Force under command of Driver Amsden. 

Company present, Hose No. 4 . 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 14 Bartlett St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 25. 
5th. Material, wood. 

7.10 p.m. Owned by J. K. Brewer. 

Still. Occupied by J. R. Brewer, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on second floor. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine 27. 
Needless alarm. 



Thursday. Rear No. 14 Oliver St. 

6th. Owned by A. A. Burrage. 

0.56 a.m. Occupied by May & Co., metals and hardware. 
Box 46. Loss on building, $5. 
Given by Insurance on contents, $25,000. 
Patrol. Originated in ash-barrel. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



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June. 
Thursday. 

6th. 
7.35 p.m. 
Box 245. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 16 Elmwood St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 22 X 33. 
Material, wood. 

Owned by Wrn. F. Hand. 

Occupied by Thos. Vance, et als., as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $42. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $60. 

Originated on 2d 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, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 16 Billerica St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 32. 
6th. Material, brick. 

8.14 p.m. Owned by Austin Cannon. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. McGlathlin et als., as tenements. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 
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 by buckets of water. 

Thursday. False alarm. 

6th. Cause, unknown person giving alarm. 

10.41 p.m. First company at box, Engine No. 26. 

Box 43. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Given by Number of engineers present, 5. 

Unknown. Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 



Monday. Prospect Ave., W. K. Three stories high; size, 50X50. Material, 

10th. wood. 

5.18 p.m. Owned by John E. Blackmore. 
Box 534. Occupied by John E. Blackmore, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $30. Insurance on buildings, $15,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $230. Insurance on contents, $5,800. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 



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First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
^Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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Tuesday. Nos. 37, 39, and 41 North St. Five stories high: size. 40 X 60. 

11th. Material, brick. 

5.55 p.m. Owned by John P. Squires. 

Still. Occupied by Joseph Squires, as pork dealer. 
Given by Loss on building, .$25. Insurance on building, $14,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $8,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, gas explosion from lighted lamp. 

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 by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 24 Avon Pl. Two and one-half stories high ; size 23 X 29. Ma- 

11th. terial, wood. 

9.10 p.m. Owned by Susan Fay. 

Box 216. Occupied by Wm. Moore, et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on build&ig, $5. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $3. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, breaking kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 4 ;' Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 543 Medford St. Three stories high ; size, 16 X 30. Material, 
12th. wood. 

1.10 p.m. Owned by Mr. McMullin. 
Box 453. Occupied by Mr. McMullin, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, smoky stove. 
Citizen. First company at box, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Needless alarm. 



Friday. Madison St. One story high; size, 20 X 35. 

14th. Owned by Sumner estate. 
12.41 a.m. Occupied by Mrs. Chick, as dwelling. 
Box 354. Loss on building, $15. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 

Cause, supposed rats and matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 

First water, Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 
No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Material, wood. 



19 : Hook and Ladder 



Friday. False alarm. 

14th. First company at box, Engine No. 3. 

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

Box 65. Number of engineers present, 6. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Unknown. Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 



Saturday. No. 117 F St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 35. Ma- 

15th. terial, wood. 

7.15 a.m. Owned by John Toland. 

Still. Occupied by John Toland, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Citizen. Cause, fire in barrel of rage. 

First company at fire, Engine No. I. 
Force under command of Foreman Fowler. 
Company present, Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Extinguished by being thrown into street. 



Saturday. Junction Henley and Chelsea Sts. Three stories high; size, 

15th. 50 X 70. Material, brick. 

7.20 a.m. Owned by P. O. Reardon. 

Still. Occupied by H. P. Stevans, as store. 

Given by " by Blaisdell & Tupper, Fried Potato Factory. 

Citizen. Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 



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June. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, .overheated furnace. 

"First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Hose No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 38 Lawrence St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material, 
15th. brick. 

7.55 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Gray. 

Still.' Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, defective flue. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 22. 
Damage to building, none. 
Needless alarm. 



Sunday. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

16th. Number of engineers present, 2. 

10.52 p.m. Companies present, Engine No. 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 

Box 543. Chemical Engine Nos. 4, 7. 

Given by Remarks. — The alarm was given by police in Brighton for a fire in 

Police. Somerville. 

Needless alarm. 



Sunday. Cause, this alarm was given by police by mistake. 

16th. First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

11.04 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Box 417. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 
Police. Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 



Sunday. 

16th. 

11.22 p.m. 

Box 6. 

Given by 

Member. 



Cause, given in response to call for assistance from Somerville. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

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



Monday. No. 11 Marion St. 

17th. Cause, boys playing with fireworks in yard. 

7.45 p.m. First company at fire* Hose No. 4. 

Box 424. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 



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June. . 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Needless alarm. 



Monday. No. 8 First St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, wood. 
17th. Owned by Eastern E.R. Co. 
10 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Harkins et als., as dwelling. 
Box 417. Loss on building, $55. 
Given by Loss on contents, $40. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 
. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
First water, Engine No. 27. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. 
19th. 
12.44 p.m. 

Box 9. 
Given by 
■ Police. 



Lincoln's Wharf. Schooner "Ida May." 

Owned by E. B. Gardiner. 

B. P. Lynch, capt. Schooner loaded with lime. 

Loss on contents, $275. Insurance on contents, 

Originated in hold. 

Cause, slacking of lime. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water, Fire Boat. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to vessel, slight. 
Confined to vessel. 
Extinguished by Fire Boat, filling the vessel. 



Thursday. No. 18 Green St., rear. Four stories high; size, 16 X 59. Ma 

20th. terial, brick. 

10.10 p.m. Owned by Shaw heirs. 

Still. Occupied by A. W. Clark, as bakery. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, wood in oven taking fire. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Foreman Chesswell. 
Companies present, Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. % 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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June. 
Friday. 

21st. 

6.51 A.M. 

Box 121. 

Given by 

Police. 



Downer's Oil Works, First St. Two stories high; size, 50 X 80. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by Downer Kerosene Oil Co. 
Occupied by Downer Kerosene Oil Co., as oil factory. 
Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, leaky still.. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water, Hose No. 9. 

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



Friday. No. 213 W. Broadway. One story high ; size, 25 X 30. Material, 

21st. wood. 

9.48 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Williams. 

Box 124. Occupied by M. A. Mayers, as millinery and cloak rooms. 
Given by Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $200. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, upsetting of kerosene oil. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines 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. 



Saturday. Nos. 1 and 3 Grant's Ct. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

22d. 30 X 80. Material, wood, 

3.32 a.m. . No. 1 owned by John Rooney. 

Box 436. Loss on building, $675. Insurance on building, $1,600. 
Given by No. 3 owned by J. Prescott. 
Police. Loss on building, $100. 

No. 1 occupied by M. Green, as dwelling and store. 

Loss on contents, $150. 

No. 1 occupied by J. Marrow, as dwelling and store. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

No. 1 occupied by Mrs. Coffey, as dwelling and store. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

No. 1 occupied by Dennis Flarerty, as dwelling and store. 

Loss on contents, $50. 



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June. 



Originated under stairs, No. 1. Extended to roof and adjoining 

building. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 
First water, Engine No. 27. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number or engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building No. 3, slight. 

" " No. 1, considerable. 

Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — During the fire Ladderman Edw. Tulley, of Hook and 

Ladder No. 9, rescued Mrs. Coffey from house No. 1 Grant-court. 

She was badly burned about the face and hands. 

Saturday. No. 95 W. Brookline St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 

22d. 18 X 30. Material, brick. 

2.50 p.m. Owned by Mr. Nichols. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Nichols, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, upsetting kettle of fat on stove. 
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 by being smothered. 

Saturday. No. 27 Rutland St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 30. 
22d. Material, brick. 

3.30 p.m. Owned by L. M. Hunt. 

Still. Occupied by L. M. Hunt, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 
Citizen. First Company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Driver Lovell. 
Company present, Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to chimney. 
Needless alarm. 



Tuesday. No. 161 Bennington St. Three stories high; size, 19X30. Ma- 

25th. terial, wood. 

10.56 a.m. Owned by Broadway Savings Bank, Lowell. 
Box 174. Occupied by Henry Dunbar, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in upper story. 
Citizens. Cause, lighting fire with kerosene oil. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 



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Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Hose No. 6. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. Dorchester Bat. Cow Pasture Bar; size, 36 X 396. Material, 
25th. wharf. 

3 p.m. Owned by Barnstable Savings Bank. 
Still. Unoccupied. • 

Given by Originated on east end of wharf. Extended 150 feet up the wharf. 
Police. Cause, incendiary. 

Eirst company at fire, Eire Boat. 

First water, Eire Boat. 

Force under command of Chief Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Company present, Fire Boat. 

Confined to wharf. 

Extinguished by Fire Boat. 



St. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 30. Material, 



$1,500. 



Tuesday. No. 19 Fleet 

25th. brick. 

9.14 p.m. Owned by Mr. Congdon. 

Box 9. Occupied by John Martin, as boarding-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, Explosion of kerosene-lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
For.ce under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. I, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. 
26th. 
3.02 a.m. 

Box 9. 

Given by 

Patrol. 



St. 



Three stories 



high ; size, 25 X 30. Material, 



No. 19 Fleet 

brick. 

Owned by Thomas Congdon. 
Occupied by John Martin, as boarding-house. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 



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June. 

Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 1517 Washington St. Six stories high ; size, 100 X 250. Mate- 

27th. rial, marble and brick. 

7.38 a.m. Owned by Dr. Drew estate. 
Box 86. Occupied by S. K. Harwood, as Commonwealth Hotel. 
Given by Originated on 5th floor. 
Citizens. Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 
First company at box, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 19 Mechanic St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 22 X 34. 

28th. Material, wood. 

2.40 p.m. Owned by Mary E. Quinn. 

Still. Occupied by Mary E. Quinn et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, defective chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Friday. No. 33 Summer St. Five stories high. Material, granite. 

28th. Owned by C. F. Hovey & Co. 
4.28 p.m. Occupied by C. F. Hovey & Co., as dry goods store. 
Box 49. Cause, lighted gas jet under thermostat, causing it to open and give 
Given by the alarm. 

Automatic First company at box, Engine No. 25. 
Tel. Force under command of Chief Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Accidental alarm. 



Friday. False alarm. 

28th. First company at box, Engine No. 7. 

11.39 p.m. Force under command of Chief Green. 

Box 58. Number of engineers present, 6. 
Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
Unknown, der Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 9 ; Chemical Engines Nos, 1, 2 ; Fire Boat. 



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JULY. 

Four stories high ; size, 48 X 72. 



Monday. No. 65 Waeeham St 

1st. brick. 

1.46 p.m. Owned by Smith & Jacobs. 

Still. Occupied by Smith & Jacobs, as stairbuilders. 

Originated on the 3d floor. 

Cause, overheated room. 

First company at box, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Flanders. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Damage to building, none. 

Needless alarm givenby automatic signal. 



Material, 



Monday. Bear No. 34 Yeoman St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 

1st. 36 X 37. Material, wood. 

4.14 p.m. Owned by E. Emiss. 

Box 213. Occupied by 0. McMann and others, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $2.00. 
Citizen. Originated on the 1st floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at pire, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. Cor. Brighton Ave. and Allston St. One and one-half stories 

2d. high; size, 24 X 33. Material, wood. 

8.45 a.m. Owned by John W. Hollis. , 

Box 576. Occupied by Kennedy & Chapman, as blacksmith shop. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

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 by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 176 Havre St. One and one-half stories high; size, 12 X 19. 
2d. Material, wood. 



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9.15 A.M. 

Box 162. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Owned by Catherine Stokes. 

Occupied by Catherine Stokes, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $50. 

Loss on contents, $150. 

Originated on the upper floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number or engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 

Ladder No. 2 ; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Fire Boat; Hook and 



Tuesday. No. 16 Lindall Pl. Three stories high; size, 16 X 32. Material, 

2d. brick. 

8.27£ p.m. Owned by J. Q. Blake. 
Box 26. Occupied by J. H. Gilsin, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Member. Loss on contents, $132. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Originated on the 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 3 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Cor. Charles River Ave. and Water St. Three stories high; size, 
3d. 30 X 75. Material, brick. 

5.24 a.m. Owned by M. Vanborns. 

Box 421. Occupied by A. R. Davis and others, potato frying establishment. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,375. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
' Police. Loss on contents, $674. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on the 2d floor. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Fire Boat ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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July. 

Wednesday. No. 1088 Tremont St. Four stories high ; size, 24 X 50. Material, 
3d. brick. 

7.13 a.m. Owned by P. H. Flood. 

Box 217. Occupied by G. A. Conant & Co., as bakery and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated in the basement. Extended to the store. 

Cause, ignition of gas from leaking pipe by lighted match. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

First water, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Wednesday. St. James Ave. One story high ; size, 15 X 30. Material, wood. 
3d. Owned by John Evans. 

8.39 a.m. Occupied by John Evans, as stucco-worker. 
Box 89. Loss on building, $5. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, pot of wax boiling over. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Wednesday. No. 383 Medford St., rear. Two stories high; size, 40X60. 
3d. Material, wood. 

11.29£ a.m. Owned by Mr. Tucker. 
Box 435. Occupied by J. McGinniss, as stable. 
Given by Originated in rear of stable. 
Citizen. Cause, boys setting fire to excelsior. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to excelsior. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Cause of alarm, police saw light of bonfire in East Boston through the 
3d. windows of Waterman's Mill, and supposed the building to be on fire. 



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July. 

8.37 p.m. 

Box 453. 

Given by 

Police. 



First company at box, Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Fire Boat ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 



Wednesday. Eastern B.B. Bridge. Size, 50 X 60. Material, wood. 
3d. Owned by Maine and Eastern R.E. Co.'s. 

12.50 p.m. Occupied by M. and E. R.R. Co.'s. 
Still. Loss, $3. 
Given by Originated under bridge. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water, Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Foreman Tyler. 
Company present, Hose No. 2. 
. Damage, slight. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Wednesday. Old Prison Yard. One story high ; size, 18 X 60. Material, wood. 
3d. Owned by State of Massachusetts. 

0.55 p.m. Occupied by Tucker Manufacturing Co., as store-house. 
Box 417. Loss on contents, $ 50. 
Given by Originated on the roof. 
Citizen. Caused by sparks from locomotive. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
• Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 256 Friend St. Four stories high; size 20X75. Material, 
3d. wood. 

6.15 p.m. Owned by A. T. English. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Joyce et als., tenements. 

Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with fire-works. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Ladderman Norton discovered and put out this fire, with help from 
citizens. 



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Thursday. Mill St., Harrison Sq. 



Two stories high; size, 25 X 45. Material, 



4th. wood. 

4.04 a.m. Owned by E. F. Milliken. 
Box 326. Occupied by Theodore Phipps, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,128. Insurance on building, $7,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $500. 

Originated on 2d floor of L. 

Extended to roof of main building. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 17, 18, 20, 21; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 6, 7. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. Nos. 16 and 18 "White St. Two and one-half stories high; size 19 X 
4th. 28 each. Material, wood. 

9.08 a.m. No. 16, owned by W. Fletcher. 

Box 165. Loss on building, $400. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Given by No. 18, owned by A. Hoffman. 
Member. Loss on building, $402. Insurance on building, $1,250. 

No. 16 occupied by J. W. McCrillis, as dwelling. 

Loss, $30. 

No. 18, occupied by Henry Campbell, as dwelling. 

Loss, $20. 

Originated on the 2d floor of No. 18. 

Extended to roof of Nos. 16 and 18. 

Cause unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

First water, Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 52 Wall St. Three stories high; size, 21X27. Material, 

4th. brick. 

11.29 a.m. Owned by H. Cunningham. 

Box 5. Occupied by Ellen Dyer, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance, $3,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $40. 

Originated on the 4th floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 231 Medford St. One and three stories high; size, 10 X 15, 

5th. and 20 X 75. Material, wood. 

2.46 p.m. Owned by Clark & Smith. 
Box 452. Occupied by Clark & Smith, as dry-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $900. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Citizen. Occupied by Mrs. Stanton as wood-shed. 

Loss on contents, $15. . 

Originated in the wood-shed. 

Extended to the dry-house. 

• Cause, boys smoking in the shed. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

First water, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 

Damage to dry-house, slight. Shed, totally destroyed. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 155 Beach St. Two stories high; size 40 X 70. Material, 

5th. wood. 

7.05 p.m. Owned by H. G. Hall. 

Still. Occupied by H. G. Hall, as blacksmith shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $1,500 

Originated on the roof. 

Cause, supposed to have caught from fire-crackers. 

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. 1. Cook-st. Place. Three stories high ; size, 40 X 80. 

9th. wood. 

7.59 a.m. Owned by H. D. Austin. 



Material, 



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July. 

Box 452. 

Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by Mrs. Murphy, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $40. 

Originated in closet, 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First Company at eire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Foreman Delano. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder 

No. 9; Hose 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Cor. Washington and Market Sts. Two stories high ; size, 60 X 75. 

9th. Material, wood. 

4.22 p.m. Owned by First Parish Church Society. 
Box 571. Occupied by Church Society. 

Given by Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Cause, struck by lightning. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine No. 29; Hook and Ladder No. 11; 

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 

No fire ; the damage was caused by the lightning passing through the 
building. 



Thursday. No. 25 Berlin St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 43. 
11th. Material, wood. 

9.30 a.m. Owned by heirs of B. Burlingame. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $2. Insurance on building, 
Citizen. Originated in the kitchen. 

Cause, boiling-over pot of fat. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Hostler Barrus. 
Company present, Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. False alarm. 

11th. Cause, given by some unknown person. 
10.42 p.m. First company at box, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Box 85. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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Given by 
Unknown. 



Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hook and Ladder 
No. 3. Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 



Sunday. Opposite No 880 East Second St. One and one-half stories high; 

14th. size, 15 X 30. Material, wood. 

1.30 p.m. Owned by John Sullivan. 

Still. Occupied by John Sullivan, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

Eirst company at fire, Hose No. 12. 

First water, Hose No. 12. 

Force under command of Hoseman Delano. 

Company present, Hose No. 12. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. No. 128£ Prince St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

16th. Material, wood. 

10.51 a.m. Owned by W. A. Prescott. 
Box 12. Occupied by P. Noyes et als., tenements. 
Given by Originated on the roof. 
Police. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1,8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 104 Commercial St. Four stories high ; size, 25 X 60. Material, 

16th. brick. 

11.05 a.m. Owned by A. AVentworth. 
Box 15. Occupied by T. P. Scott, cooper shop. 
Given by Originated in rear among shavings. 
Citizen. Extended to basement. 

Cause, lighted match dropped in shavings. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Fire Boat; Hook 

and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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July. 

Tuesday. 

16th. 
4.20 p.m. 
Box 343. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Wednesday 
17th. 
.06 A.M. 
Box 17. 
Given by- 
Police. 



Friday. 

19th. 
3.07 a.m. 
Box 214. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Stearns Wharf, Taylor St. 

Owned by A. T. Stearns & Son. 

Occupied by A. T. Stearns & Son, as lumber wharf. 

Loss on lumber, $5. 

Originated in pile of lumber. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No, 20. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 17, 18, 20; Hook and Ladder 

. Nos, 6, 7. 

Confined to lumber. 

Extinguished by force pump. 

No. 49 Union St. Four stories high ; size, 55 X 90. Material, brick. 

Owned by heirs of D. Harris. 

Occupied by H. N. Cass et als., picture frame manufactory. 

Loss on building, $186. . Insurance on building, $20,000. 

Loss on contents, $550. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on the 4th floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Cor. Lenox and Washington Srs. One story high; size, 60 X 321. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by heirs of W. Evans. 

Occupied by W. S. Hixon, Stall No. 35, provisions. 
Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Originated in spittoon. 
Cause, throwing match in sawdust. 
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, Engines 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 engine stream. 



Friday. No. 523 Washington St. Five stories high; 57 X 100. 

19th. granite. 

9.07 p.m. Owned by C. W. Galloupe. 



Material, 



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July. 
Box 43. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $475. Insurance on building, $33,000. 

Occupied by O. F. Baxter, photographer. 

Loss on contents, $650. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Occupied by J. Duval, ladies' wear. 

Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Occupied by Loring, Waterhouse, & Co., dry goods. 

Loss on contents, $107. Insurance on contents, $50,000. 

Originated on the 5th floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number or engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



Saturday. Old State Prison Yard. 

20th. Owned by State of Massachusetts. 

8.49 p.m. Occupied by State, as boiler-room. 
Box 417. Originated in pile of rubbish. 
Given by Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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Tuesday. Shepard St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 21 X 32. Material, 

23d. wood. 

1.36 a.m. Owned by N. Doherty. 
Box 571. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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; Hook and Ladder No. 11; 
Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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July. 

Wednesday. No. 4 North Market St. Four stories high ; size, 30 X 60. Ma- 
24th. terial, granite. 

3.25 p.m. Owned by heirs of Amos Lawrence. 
Box 16. Occupied by J. Backus, as dining-saloon. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Police. Cause, unknown. % 

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

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number or engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 121 Causeway St. Three stories high; size, 38 X 52. Material, 
24th. wood. 

9.27 p.m. Owned by J. D. Small. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. H. Stevens. 
Given by Loss on contents, $50. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Asst. Foreman Whitehead. 

Company present, Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, very slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 43 Tileston St. Four stories high; size, 15 X 20. Material, 
24th. brick. 

9.30 p.m. Owned by Mr. Monroe. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on the 3d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
. First company at fire, 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 buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 16 Staniford St. Two stories high ; size, 13 X 18. Material, 

25th. wood. 

11.10 a.m. Owned by A. Brown. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. O. Thompson. 

Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 



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Cause, carelessly throwing match in closet. 

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. 

Damage to building, flight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Insurance on contents, $1,000. 



Thursday. No. 227 W. Fourth St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 

25th. Material, wood. 

11.45 p.m. Owned by P. Davis. 
Box 124. Occupied by P. Davis. 
Given by Loss on building, $75. 
Police. Loss on contents, $100. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. 

26th. 

10.54 a.m. 

Box 415. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Fire in E. Cambridge. 

Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hose No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; worked 
one hour and forty minutes. 



Saturday. No. 1058 Tremont St. Five stories high ; size, 40 X 50. Material, 

27th. brick. 

8.30 p.m. Owned by G. Currier. 

Still. Occupied by Gallagher Bros., saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated on the 1st floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Green. 
Companies present, Engine No. 13 ; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. Harvard St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 70. Ma- 
28th. terial, wood. 



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JtTLY. 

10.50 p.m. 
Box 357. 
Given by 
Member. 



Owned by Geo. Dodge. 

Occupied by Geo. Dodge, as dwelling. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, ignition of canopy from a lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 6, 7. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by inmates of the house. 
Remarks. — Miss Annie S. Dodge was considerably burned in pulling 

the canopy down. 



Tuesday. Rear Moseley Ave. One story high ; size, 15 X 15\ Material, wood. 

30th. Owned by W. A. Hayes. 

8.58 p.m. Occupied by W. A. Hayes, as shed. 
Box 313. Loss on building, $25. 
Given by Originated on the floor. 
Citizen. Extended over building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 

First water, Engine No. 21. 

Force under command of Engineer, Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 17, IS, 21 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
5, 7; Hose No. 10. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. Lincoln Building, Lincoln St. Four stories high; size, 70 X 120. 
31st. Material, brick and wood. 

2.20 a.m. Owned by J. S. Farlowe. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 

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

Cause, explosion of lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Asst. Foreman Stoddard. 

Company present, Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 61 Bedford St. Four stories high; size, 24 X 36. Material, 

31st. brick. 

9.46 p.m. Owned by Bigelow heirs. 

Box 52. Occupied by several families, as tenements. 



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Given by- 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $7. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



AUGUST. 

Thursday. No. 9 Bromfield St. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 30. Material, 

1st. brick. 

0.22 p.m. Owned by L. P. Bartlett. 

Box 41. Occupied by A. Lowrey & Son et als., case manufacturers. 
Given by Originated on the 4th floor. 
Police. Caused by throwing a lighted match in some rubbish. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8. 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. Boylston St., Jamaica Plain. Three stories high; size, 50 X 75. 
2d. Material, wood. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 75. Material, wood. 

10.29 p.m. Two stories high; size, 25 X 50. Material, wood. One story high ; 
Box 513. size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. Depot. 

Given by Three buildings owned by Leopold Vogle. 
Police. Loss on buildings, $1,132. Insurance on buildings, $7,500. 

Depot owned by B. & P. R.E. Co. 

Loss on building, $125. 

Occupied by Geo. Kenley, as stable. 

Loss on contents, $60. 

Occupied by B. Rucker, as stable. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

Occupied by Mr. Kentz, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

Occupied by several other parties, as stores and dwellings. 

Originated in stable. Extended to two dwellings and depot. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 



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First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Damage to buildings, one, slight ; two, considerable ; one, destroyed. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Rear of No. 459 Blue Hill Ave. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 24. 

4th. Material, wood. 

4.30 a.m. Owned by Miss Sarah Parker. 

Still. Occupied by J. W. Dolan, as paint shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $12.. Insurance on building, $300. 
Citizen. Originated on the outside of building. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
First water, Engine No. 24. 
Force under command of Foreman Bolton. 
Company present, Engine No. 24. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

These alarms were given for a fire in a car-shed, owned and occupied 
by the Eastern R.R. Co., located in East Cambridge. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 27 ; Hose Nos. 1, 
8; Hook and Ladder, Nos. 1, 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 



Monday. 

5th. 
9.03 p. m. 
Given by 

Box 4. 

Police. 
Monday. 
Box 415. 
9.06 p.m. 
Given by 
Member. 

Tuesday. 

6th. 
3.10 A.M. 

Still. 

Given by 

Fire Patrol. 



No. 9 and 11 Chardon St. Five stories high; size, 76 X 90. Ma- 
terial, brick. 

Owned by Charles Roberts. 

Occupied by J. C. Bartlett et als., machinist, etc. 

Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $32,500. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Caused by hot ashes from forge. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Chesswell. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 4, 6; Hook and Ladder No. 1; 
Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine, 



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Thursday. 

8th. 

11.17 p.m. 

Box 142. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 372 E. First St. One story high ; size, 50 X 125. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by E. G. Pond. 
Occupied by E. G. Pond, as lumber-shed. 
Loss on building, $200. 

Loss on contents, $400. Insurance on contents, $7,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to the roof. 
Cause, struck by lightning. 
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 Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hook and Ladder 

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



Friday. No. 9 Decatur St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

9th. wood. 

9 p.m. Owned by Mr. Cleary. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Cleary et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, explosion of lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 
Force under command of Hoseman Eiley. 
Company present, Hose No. 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Old Harbor Wharf. One story high ; size, 20 X 35. Material, 
10th. wood. 

1. a.m. Owned by Choate Burnham. 

Still. Occupied by W. VV. Blaney, as shed for melting lead. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, woodwork too near furnace. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
First water, Hose No. 10. 
Force under command of Driver Twiss. 
Company present, Hose No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water, 



Saturday. No. 3 Linwood Place. 

10th. brick. 

8.39 p.m. Owned by C. W. Taylor 



Five stories high ; aize, 22 X 50. Material, 



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August. 
Box 48. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Geo. Ford, as boarding-bouse. 

Loss on building, $107. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Loss on contents, $287. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 5th floor. 

Extended to 4th floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

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



Saturday. Rear No. 34 Prince St. Three stories high ; size, 16 X 30. Material, 

10th. wood. 

9.35 p.m. Owned by J. Gourley. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 
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 by buckets of water. 



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

11th. brick. 

5.32 p.m. Owned by H. B. Williams. 
Box 89. Occupied by Mr. Wolcott, Brunswick Hotel. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Citizen. Cause, explosion of gas. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

First water, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1,3; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Remarks. — The engineer of the building, Dennis Haley, was severely 
burned about his hands and arms. 



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August. 
Monday. 

12th. 

4.27 p.m. 

Box 14. 

Given by 

Police. 



Union Wharf. 

Owned by Union Wharf Co. 

Occupied by Howe, Goodwin, & Cole, owners of jute. 

Loss on contents $400. 

Originated among bales of jute. 

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, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Confined to jute. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. B. & A.R.R. Yard. One story high; size, 15 X 20. 

12th. Owned by B. & A.R.R. Corporation. 

6.55 p.m. Occupied by B. & A.R.R. Corporation as tool-house. 

Still. ' Loss on building, $75. 
Given by Originated on the inside. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, explosion of lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
9 First water, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 22. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Material, wood. 



Monday. Evans St., Dor. Dist. Two stories high; size, 24 X 24. Material, 

12th. wood. 

9.30 a.m. Owned by J. E. Fairbanks. 

Still. Occupied by J. E. Fairbanks, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. 
, Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 18, 19. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by citizens, before the apparatus arrived. 



Sunday. No. 31 Winchester St. Four and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 

18th. 27. Material, brick. 

3 a.m. Owned by S. C. Rice. 

Still. Unoccupied. 

Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Citizens. Originated between storm and inside door on front steps. 
Cause, incendiary. 



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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 by buckets of water. 



Sunday. Reap. No. 29 Davenport St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 

18th. 13 X 21. Material, wood. 

5.19 p.m. Owned by Estate of J. Burlingame. 
Box 215. Unoccupied barn. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Police. Originated on the outside. 

Extended to the inside and roof. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

First water,. Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4; Hose No. 7; Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 213 North St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 15 X 25. Ma- 

18th. terial, wood. 

10.25 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Bradshaw. 

Still. Occupied by Nellie Thompson, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Citizens. Originated on the 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 310 Border St. Two stories high; size, 36 X 45. Material. 

19th. brick. 

3.07 p.m. Owned by Boston Dyewood and Chemical Co. 

Still. Occupied by Boston Dyewood and Chemical Co. 

Given by Originated in the boiler-room. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from boiler. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Foreman Sherman. 



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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream before the arrival of the department. 



Monday. No. 3 Bread St. Four stories high ; size, 15 X 30. Material, brick. 

19th. * Owned by W. Hill. ' 
7.40 p.m. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 

Still. Originated on 1st floor. 

Given by Cause, ignition of paper on floor. 
Citizen. Eirst company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 131 W. Brookline St. Two stories high: size, 16X30. Ma- 

19th. terial, wood. 

8.40 p.m. Owned by C. L. Smith. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Nettles, as tin-worker. 
Given by Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, overheated charcoal furnace. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

First water on fire, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Foreman Lovell. 

Company present, Hose No. 5. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. No. 867 Washington St. Three stories high ; size, 50 X 60. Mate> 

20th. rial, brick. 

12.18 a.m. Owned by F. K. Dagget. 

Still. Occupied by D. N. Malatesta et als., as stores and dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, overheated peanut-roaster. 

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 by extinguishers. 






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August. 
[Friday. 

23d. 

4:07 a.m. 

Box 23. 

Given by 

Unknown. 



False alarm. 

First company at box, Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 



Friday. No. 9 Ashton Place. Two stories high; size, 21X70. Material, 

23d. wood. 

11.23 a.m. Owned by E. 0. Merrill. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Dorass, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Hoseman Stinson. 

Company present, Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 55 Washington St. Four stories high,; size, 20 X 80. Material, 

25th. brick. 

11.54 p.m. Ow r NED by Hatch estate. 

Box 17. Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Given by Occupied by M. McGonagle, saloon. 
Police. Loss, $125. Insurance, $800. 

Occupied by A. B. Storey, boots and shoes. 

Loss, $50. Insurance, $2,500. 

Originated in the basement. 

Caused by overheated stove. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 137 Hudson St. Four stories high; size, 20X30. Material, 

27th. brick. 

2.37 a.m. Owned by J. Thaxter. 

Box 57. Occupied by M. Kiley et als., as dwellings. 

Given by Loss on building, $97. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated in the basement. 



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Cause, ignition of clothing from lamp. 

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

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 2(5; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 9; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. Nos. 52 & 54 Dorchester Ave. Three stories high; size, 40 X 100. 

30th. Material, brick. 

4.17 a.m. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. 

Still. Occupied by Barry & Locke, as stable. 
Given by Loss on contents, $15. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 

First water, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Foreman Scott. 

Company present, Engine No. 15. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. First company at box, Hose No. 3. 

30th. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

3 p.m. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Box 426. Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Given by Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Operator. Remarks. — Accidental alarm given by telegraph repairer at work on 
box. 



Friday. No. 88 Cove St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 

30th. Owned by R. Burke. 
3.40 p.m. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 

Still. Loss on building, $8. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $40. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

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 buckets of water. 



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August. 
Saturday. No. 302 Marlboro' St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 30. 
31st. Material, brick. 

3.08 p.m. Owned by D. Beckler. 
Box 79. Occupied by D. Beckler, as yard. 
Given by Originated in yard among shavings. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 

Force under command of Chief Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to yard. 
Extinguished by hand hose. 

Saturday. No. 68 Brooks St. One and one-half stories high; size, 17X22. 
31st. Material, wood. 

3.15 p.m. Owned by James McCabe. 
Box 174. Occupied by Mrs. James McCabe. 
Given by Loss on building, $66. Insurance on building, $300. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $55. Insurance on contents, $200. 

Originated in the attic. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 105 Salem St. Four stories high; size, 18X40. Material, 
31st. brick. 

6.45 p.m. Owned by Wm. Trant. 

Still. Occupied by A. E. McDonald, as drug-store. 
Given by Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, ignition of gauze around gas-jet. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being thrown into street. 



Saturday. Lowland St. Three stories high; size, 85 X 200. Material, brick and 
31st. wood. 

6.45 p.m. Owned by Suffolk Glass Company. 



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Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Suffolk Glass Company. 
Originated. on 1st floor. 
Cause, hot ashes in contact with wood. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
Force under command of Driver Twiss. 
Company present, Hose No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hand hose. 



SEPTEMBER. 

Sunday. No. 9 Corey St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 25. Material, 

1st. wood. 

6.30 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Sarah Hunt. 

Still. Occupied by J. Scanlan, as dwelling. 
Given by Insurance on building, $1,800. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 2d floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 
Force under command of Hoseman Eiley. 
Company present, Hose No. 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Sunday. No. 187 Chelsea St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30 

1st. Material, wood. 

3.16 p.m. Owned by Augustus Russ. 

Box 163. Occupied by Thomas Hatch et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $57. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated in the attic. 

Caused by children playing with matches. 

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, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2 ; 
Hose No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Nos. 19 and 21 School St. 

1st. rial, brick. 

7.54 p.m. Owned by J. E. Codman. 



Four stories high ; size, 24 X 94. Mate- 



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Box 41. Occupied by Marston & Cunio, as dining-saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $125. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,286. Insurance on contents, $9,000. 
Originated in the cellar. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad, 

der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 89 Salem St. Three stories high; size, 24 X 60. Material, 

1st. wood. 

11.20 p.m. Owned by L. Leonard. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. B. & P. R.R., rear of Ruggles St. One and one-half stories high ;- 

2d. size, 65 X 250. Material, wood. 

12.1 p.m. Owned by B. & P. R.R. Co. 
Box 248. OccupiED-by B. & P. R.R. Co., as repair shop. 
Given by Loss on contents, $100. 
Citizen. Originated on the roof. 

Caused by sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

First water, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 36 Central Wharf. 
7th. terial, brick. 

9.47 a.m-. Owned by Sigourney heirs. 



Four stories high; size, 25 X 45 Ma- 



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September. 
Box 38. 
Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by W. H. Bowdlear & Co., refiners of oil, etc. 
Loss on building, $981. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Loss on contents, $506. Insurance on contents, $2,200. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 1st and 3d floors. 
Cause, explosion of naphtha. 

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, 4. 

Companies' present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook an,d Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Beacon, near Exeter St. 
7th. Originated in the sewer. 

7.05 a.m. Caused by leaky gas-pipe. 
Box 79. First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Given by First water, Engine No. 10. 
Police. Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 3; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage, none. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Eemarks. — Workmen in the sewer with a lighted lantern setting 
fire to gas. Planking inside of sewer taking fire. 

Sunday. No. 140 South St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

8th. brick. 

4.03 a.m. Owned by J. T. Connor. 
Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

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

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Stoddard. 

Company present, Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, none. . 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being smothered. 



Sunday. Washington, cor. Adams St. Four stories high; size, 40X125. 

8th. Material, brick. 

10.55 p.m. Owned by Henry L. Pierce. 

11.11 p.m. Occupied by Henry L. Peirce, chocolate manufacturer. 

Box 351. Insurance on building, $1,600. Insurance on building, $42,500. 

Given by Loss on stock, $20,000. 

Police. Loss on machinery, $3,100. Insurance on machinery, $27,500. 



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Originated in closet in basement. 

Extended to the roof. 

Cause, supposed ignition of wood from steam-pipe. 

First company at tire, Engine No. 16. 

First water, Engine No. 16. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 6, 7. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 651 E. Broadway. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 
10th. 30. Material, wood. 

11 a.m. Owned by P. J. McCabe. 

Still. Occupied by McCabe & Adams, as dwelling and store. 

Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $300. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineman Twiss. 
Company present, Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Eastern R. E. Wharf. One and one-half stories high ; size, 60 X 75. 

14th. Material, wood. 

5.51 p.m. Owned by Eastern R.R. Co. 
Box 151. Occupied by Eastern R.R. Co., as boiler shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $ 850. Insurance on building, $850. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $175. Insurance on contents, $175. 
Originated on the roof. 
Extended to entire building. 
Caused by sparks. 

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

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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September. 
Saturday. 

14-th. 

10.24 p.m. 

Box 172. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Sunday. 

15th. 
8.35 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Tuesday. 

17th. 
4.25 a.m. 
4.32 a.m. 
4.45 a.m. 
Box 44 
Given by 
*Fire Patrol. 



No. 47 Condor St. Two and one-half stories high; size. 25X31. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by John Burns. 

Occupied by John Burns et als., as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Loss on contents, $25. 
Originated in the attic. 
Cause, overheated chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder, No. 2 ; 

Hose No. 6; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Cambridge St., 25th Ward. Three stories high ; size, 36 X 46. Ma- 
terial, brick. 
Owned by W. H. Chester. 
Occupied by A. F. Tucker, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $100. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Hostler Barrus. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

No. 28 State St. Four stories high; size, 60X150. Material, 
granite. 

Owned by Merchants' Bank. 

Occupied by Merchants' Bank et als., as banking-house and offices. 

Loss on building, $10,000. 

Loss on contents, $2,000. Insurance on contents, $400. 

Originated on the 1st floor. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed to have taken from gas-jet in closet. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 22, 25, 26, 27; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8, 9 ; Hose Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical En- 
gines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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September. 

Wednesday. No. 19 Kilby St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 60. Material, 
18th. brick. 

7.47 a.m. Owned by Richard Frothingham. 

Still. Occupied by J. F. Wilson, as dining-room. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated range. 

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, very slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Wednesday. Rear of No. 12 Wadsworth St. One and one-half stories high; 
18th. sizes, 14 X 20 ; L 7 X IS. Material, wood. 

12.36 a.m. Owned by John Rooney. 
Box 178. Occupied by John Rooney, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $400. Insurance on building, $400. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $324. Insurance on contents, $400. 
Originated on the 1st floor. 
Extended over building. 
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, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2; 

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 45 Sudbury St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 40. Material, 
18th. wood. 

8.48^ p.m. Owned by heirs T. B. Williams. 
Box 21. Occupied by Quirk Bros., as store and club-room. 
Given by Originated on the 2d floor. 
Police. Cause, breaking of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
^Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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September. 

Wednesday. 

18th. 

10.39 p.m. 

Box Q2. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 116 Elliot St. Five stories high; size, 30 X 42. Material, 

freestone. 
Owned by J. T. Eldridge. 

Loss on building, $466. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Occupied by A. Levi, clothing. 

Loss on contents, $233. Insurance on contents, $1,200. 
Occupied by Jenness and Smith, barbers. 
Loss on contents, $12. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
CauSe, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Regan. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3,. 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Weeks Wharf, No. 212 Border St. One story high ; size, 30 X 159. 
19th. Material, wood. 

4.51^ p.m. Owned by John S. Weeks. 
Box 162. Occupied by Austin Gove & Son, as coal shed. 
Given by Originated on the roof. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from chimney. * 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 339 W. Second St. One story high ; size, 20 X 60. Material, 

20th. wood. 

1.55 p.m. Owned by Mrs. T. Hannon. 
Box 142. Unoccupied stable. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 

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

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

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

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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September. 
Friday. 

20th. 
4.40 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 36 Summer St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X GO- 

Material, wood. 
Owned by Holden heirs. 
Occupied by W. E. Delano, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, boys playing with matches. 
First company at eire, Engine No. 27. 
Force under command of Hoseman Titus. 
Company present, Engine No. 27. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 86 Warrenton St. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 30. Material, 

20th. wood. 

9.45 p.m. Owned by Mrs. A. M. Mallory. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, .$10. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chemical Engineman Gaylord. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Miss Mary Coughlin was severely burned and cannot 
recover. 



Sunday. No. 61 Beverly St. Two stories high ; size, 40 X 100. Material, 

22d. wood. 

7.42 a.m. Owned by Bqwker, Torrey & Co. 

Still. Occupied by Bowker, Torrey & Co., marble works. 

Given by Caused, by steam from boilers. 
Citizen. First company at box, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 

Remarks. — No fire. Alarm caused by blowing off boilers, filling 
building with steam, which was taken for smoke. 



Sunday. No. 148 Prince St. Three stories high ; size, 28 X 30. Material, 

22d. ' brick. 

5 p.m. Owned by John Gourley. 

Still. Unoccupied dwelling. 
Given by Originated in shed in the rear. 

Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 



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First company at fire, 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 buiding. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 77 Cottage St. Two and one half stories high ; size, 19 X 30. 

22d. Material, wood. 

9.11 p.m. Owned by Margaret Doyle. 
Box 183. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $18. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated in the attic. 

Cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 20 Union St. Three stories high; size, 28 X 30. Material, 

23d. brick. 

7.47 a.m. Owned by Mr. Dexter. ■ 

Box 16. Occupied by C. F. Shourds, feather-duster manufacturer. 
Given by Loss on building, $48. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $565. Insurance on contents, $5,500. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Caused by kettle of pitch boiling over. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. 
First water, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, EnginesNos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. Bullard's Wharf, Western Ave. 

23d. Owned by Geo. Upton. 

11.15 a.m. Originated in coal-pile. 

Box 564. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

Citizen. First water, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Engineer Collisran. 



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Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Confined to coal. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — Engine No. 1 of Cambridge responded and worked on 

the fire. 



Monday. Corner Reed and Lennox Sts. One story high ; size, 28 X 35. 

23d. Material, wood. 

4.40 p. m. Owned by Thorndike heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Church & Co., as stable. 

Given by Originated on the outside, near the ground. 
Citizen. Caused by boys smoking, setting fire to straw. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present, Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Neponset Ave., West Roxbury. Two and one-half stories high; 
25th. size, 3t> X 100. Material, wood. 

4.19 p.m. Owned by R. L. Frampton. 

Box 534 Occupied by R. L. Frampton, as leather dresser. 
Given by Loss on buildings, $38. Insurance on building, $3,200. 
Police. Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $8,000. 

Originated under the building. 
Cause, supposed sparks from emery wheel. 
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 No. 28, Hook and Ladder No. 10, Chem- 
ical Engines Nos. 4, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 2 Morni Court. Three stories high; size, 18 X 25. Material, 
25th. wood. 

7.27 p.m. Owned by James Allen. 
Box 127. Occupied by J. J. Foley, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 



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Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. Washington St., Dor. District. One story high; size, 30 X 30: 

26th. Material, wood. 

1.30 p.m. Owned by J. E. Lewis. 

Still. Occupied by D. Eipley, as stable. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on the outside. 

Cause, supposed from lighted match. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 

First water, Engine No. 18. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 18. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished, by buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 153 Chelsea St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

26th. wood. 

7.30 p.m. Owned by M. Hanton. 

Still. Occupied by M. Perkins as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, explosion of lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

Force under command of Hoseman Riley. 

Company present, Hose No. 4. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being thrown into the street. 



Thursday. Rear No. 60 Berlin St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

26th. terial, wood. 

9.30 p.m. Owned by. Patrick Maloy. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 

Given by Insurance on building, $600. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $1. 

Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Green. 



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Company present, Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. Nos. 11 and 13 Summer St. Five stories high; size, 24 X 70." Ma- 
27th. terial, marble. 

11.22 p.m. Owned by E. W. Miles. 
Box 49. Loss on buildings, $1,100. Insurance on buildings, .$15,000. 
Given by Occupied by Springer Bros., cloak manufacturer. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $8,500. Insurance on contents, $29,200. 
Occupied by A. H. Livermore, fancy goods. 
Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $20,000. 
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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 

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



OCTOBER. 

Thursday. No. 264 Meridian St. Two stories high; size 18 X 18. Material, 
3d. wood. 

7.54 a.m. Owned by B. T. Manson. 
Box 184. Occupied by Frank Otis, as barber's shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $500. 
Citizen. Originated on the 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

2, Hose ; No. 6 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 26 Merrimac St. Three and one-half stories high; size 18 X 30. 

3d. Material, brick. 

10.10 a.m. Owned by Dr. Thorndike. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Hines, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $2. 

Citizen. Originated on the 2d floor. 



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Cause, overheated stove-pipe igniting wood-work. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Asst. Foreman Stevens. 
Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Thursday. Rear of Paris Court. » 

3d. Owned by John Elms. 

11.14 a.m. Originated in bundles of hay. 
Box 158. Cause, set by boys. 
Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
Police. First water, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to hay, slight. 
Confined to hay. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — Loss on hay, $20. 



Friday. No. 1421 Tremont St. Three stories high ; size 25 X 50. Material, 

4th. brick. 

0.49 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Juneling. 

Box 245. Occupied by several families, as stores and dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on the 1st floor. 

Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, defective oven. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Asst. Engineer Colligan. 

Number of. engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 275 Federal St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 70. Material, 

4th. brick and wood. 

7.30 p.m. Owned by Parker heirs. 

Still. Occupied by J. Fitzgerald, as junk store. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Citizens. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 
First company at fire Engine No. 7. 






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Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. c . 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 7, 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Saturday. Rear of Oil Works, Ninth St. 

5th. Owned by Ira Gill. 

4.30 p.m. Originated among hay in open lot. 

Still. Cause, set by boys. 
Given by First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
Citizen. First water, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Driver Twiss. 
Company present, Hose No. 10. 
Confined to hay. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Saturday. No. 73 Salem St. Three stories high; size, 15 X 45. Material, 
5th. brick. 

6.12 p.m. Owned by C. H. Harding, heirs. 

Still. Occupied by John McKay, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on the 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, 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 buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 128-140 Tudor St. Three stories high ; size, 42 X 100; 60 X 25. 
5th. Material, brick and wood. 

9.57 p.m. Owned by Robt. Bishop. 

Box 134. Occupied by Robt. Bishop, as cotton-waste factory. 
Given by Loss on building, $10,500. Insurance on building, $6,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25,000. 

Insurance on stock, $11,000. 

" on machinery, 2,250. 

Originated on the 1st floor of main building. Extended to L. 
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, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15; Hook and Ladde 
Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Chemical Engine No. 2. 



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Damage to building — totally destroyed. 
Confined to building and L. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 86 Beverly St. Five stories high; size, 55 X GO. Material, 
10th. brick. 

7.51 p.m. Owned by M. Gorman. 

8.08 p.m. Loss on building, $1,900. Insurance on building, $4,139. 
Box 19. Occupied by F. P. Baker, gilt mouldings. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2,068. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Citizen. Occupied by Mr. Wilson, stair-builder's supplies. 

Loss on contents, $646. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 

Smith & Lynch, boiler-makers. 

Loss on contents, $225. Insurance' on contents, $3,100. 

M. Gorman, file manufacturer. 

Loss on contents, $1,200. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 

Originated on the 3d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed to have taken from boilers. 

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, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 25, 26; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical Engines 
Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. River St. Two stories high; size, 30 X 30. Material, wood. 

11th. Owned by W. S. Watson. 

9.04 a.m. Occupied by W. S. Watson, as dwelling. 
Box 352. Originated on the 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, boiling over of kettle of varnish. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No.. 16. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 6. 

Damage to building, very slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Alford St. One story high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, brick. 

12th. Owned by M. Burbank. 

4.21 p.m. Occupied by M. Burbank, as varnish factory. 

Box 454. Originated in the chimney. 

Given by Cause, burning out of chimney. 

Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 






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Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Fire Boat; Hook and 

Ladder No. 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to chimney. 
Extinguished by being burnt out. 
Needless alarm. 



Saturday. Rear of No. 67 Cottage St. One story high ; size, 16 X 20. 

12th. Material, wood. 

6.54 p.m. Owned by James Reed. 
Box 183. Occupied by James Reed, as wood-shed. 
Given by Originated on the roof. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

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

Saturday. No. 319 Marlboro' *St. Four stories high; size, 25 X 60. Material, 

12th. brick. 

11.25 p.m. Owned by C. A. Rogers. 
Box 79. Occupied by C. A. Rogers, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $269. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $220. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Originated on the 3d floor. 
Cause, overheated grate. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 3; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 21 Cambridge St. Four stories high; size, 70 X 124. Material, 

13th. granite. 

12.10 a.m. Owned by Dr. Shattuck. 

Still. Occupied by J. Grieve, as dining-saloon. 

Given by Originated on the 1st floor. 

Citizen. Cause, overheated range. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 



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Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. . 



Monday. No. 9 Spring Lane. Four stories high ; size, 45 X 70. Material, 

14th. brick and stone. 

9.29 a.m. Owned by Old South Society. 
Box 41. Occupied by Boston Ice Cream Co. 

Given by Cause of alarm, Automatic Signal operated from some unknown cause. 
Automatic First company at box, Engine No. 25. 
Signal. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number or engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Remarks. — No fire. 

Monday. Park St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 30. Material, wood. 

14th. Owned by G. C. Lindsley. 
9.10 p.m. Occupied by G. C. Lindsley, as dwelling. 
Box 326. Originated in chimney. 
Given by Cause, ignition of soot. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine Ne. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 17, 18, 20, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 7. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to cliimney. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Tuesday. No. 33 Edinboro' St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 36. Material, 

15th. brick. 

1.15 a.m. Owned by Mrs. C. Baxter. 

Box 54. Occupied by Mrs. E. C. Savage, as lodging-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,417. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Member. Loss on contents, $300. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Extended to 4th floor. 

Cause, careless use of lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, considerable. 



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Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Mary Campbell was fatally burned, 
jumped from window and injured her ankle badly. 



Mrs. Savage 



Tuesday. Cor. Division and Foundry Sts. One story high ; size, 80 X 125. 

15th. Material, wood. 

6.53 p.m. Owned by Old Colony R.R. Corp'n. 
6.56 p.m. Loss on building, $300. 
Box 123. Occupied by Bailey & Alley, as hay-shed. 
Given by Loss on contents, $838. Insurance on contents, $1,100. 
Police. Occupied by George Lovell, as storage for oil. 
Loss on contents, $300. 
Originated in centre of building. 
Extended to entire building. 
Cause, unknown. 

Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
Eirst water, Engine No. 15. 
Eorce under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1,2, 3, 7, 15, 21, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 5, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9, 10, 12 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; 
Eire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — The second alarm was given by a policeman, he not know- 
ing an alarm had been sriven. 



Thursday. Myrtle St., W. Roxbury. Three stories high; size, 25 X 35. Mate- 
17th. rial, wood. 

8.45 a.m. Owned by H. B. Wilbur. 

Still. Occupied by H. B. Wilbur, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in ash-pit. 
Citizen. Caused, by hot ashes. 

Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 28. 

First water, Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 

Company present, Engine No. 28. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 277 Marion St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 30 X 60. 

17th. Material, brick. 

10.55 a.m. Owned by C. F. Byam. 

Still. Occupied by C. F. Byam et als., as stores and dwelling. 

Given by Insurance on building, $8,000. 

Citizen. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 



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Originated in the cellar. 
Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 
First company at sire, Engine No. 27. 
Force under command of Driver Bridgett. 
Company present, Engine No. 27. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Thursday. Lowell R.R. Wharf. One story high; size, 18X20. Material, 

17th. wood. 

4.57 p.m. Owned by Lehigh Coal Co. 

Box 434. Occupied by Lehigh Coal Co., as hoisting engine-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Police. Originated on the roof. 

Cause, boiler too close to wood-work. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 27; Fire Boat; Hook and Ladder 

No. 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Franklin Court. Two stories high ; size, 21 X 24. Material, wood. 
10.41 p.m. Owned by Thomas Curley. 

Box 319. Occupied by Thomas Curley, as house and stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $385. Insurance on building, $600. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $70. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Loss on stable contents, $75. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 

First water, Engine No. 21. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 21, 23 ; Hook and Ladder No. 
4; Hose No. 10. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 255 Meridian St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 22 X 

19th. 60. Material, brick. 

10.52 p.m. Owned by W. Snelling. 

Box 184. Occupied by R. D. Elliot, as dry goods store. 

Given by Loss on contents, $103. Insurance on contents, $1,800. 

Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 



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October. 



Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Eire Boat; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 2; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. On the marsh, opposite Crescent Ave. 

20th. Owned by Geo. F. Batchelder. 
1.58 p.m. Hay-stack, on marsh. 

Still. Loss on hay, $10. 
Given by Cause, incendiary. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 
First water, Engine No. 21. 
Force under command of Engineman Gilbert. 
Companies present, Engine No. 21 ; Hose No. 10. 
Damage, slight. 
Confined to hay. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 32 E. Brookxine St. Four stories high; size, 25 X 50. Material, 

21st. brick. 

7.35 a.m. Owned by Mr. Rogers. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Rogers, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Driver Lovell. 

Company present, Hose No. 5. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to chimney. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Tuesday. No. 502 E. Broadway. Two and one-half stories high ; size 25 X 40. 
22d. Material, wood. 

9 a.m. Owned by Thaxter heirs. 
Still. Occupied by Dr. Ruddick, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Citizen. Originated in the basement. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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October. 
Tuesday. 
22d. 

6.46 p.m. 
Box 176. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Chelsea St. Pierce & Canterbury's Oil Works. 
Owned by Pierce & Canterbury. 
Cause, leaky oil-still. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 
Porce under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

No DAMAGE. 

Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Wednesday. No. 152 Putnam St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 
23d. Material, wood. 

4.36 p.m. Owned by Geo. Elliot. 
Box 174. Occupied by Joseph Davis, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, burning out of chimney. 
Citizen. • First company at fire, Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. « 

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

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to chimney. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 109 D St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. Mate- 
23d. rial, wood. 

6.40 p.m. Owned by R. Neil, and J. Boyd. 
Box 127. Occupied by R. Neil and J. Boyd, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $2. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 32 Central Wharf. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 53. Ma- 
24th. terial, brick. 

6.12 p.m. Owned by Edward Wheelwright. 

Box 38. Loss on building, 045. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by Santos Cuerbo, cigars. 
Patrol. Loss on contents, $900. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Occupied by Emery Bemis, Jr., tobacco. 



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Loss on contents, $47. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 
First company at fire, Fire Boat. 
First water, Fire Boat. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No.l ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. 9th St., Old Harbor Wharf. 

28th. Owned by C. F. Coflin. 

10.07 a.m. Occupied by C. F. Coffin, as oil-still. 
Box 131. Loss on contents, $50. 
Given by Originated in the still. 
Citizen. Cause, leaky still. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Confined to still. 

Remarks. — It was allowed to burn out, it not being deemed advisable 
to put on any water. 

Tuesday. No. 2 Commercial St. Four stories high ; size, 25 X 45. Material, 

29th. brick. 

10.30 p.m. Owned by Wigglesworth heirs. 
Box 37. Occupied by Marston & Davis, liquor-dealers. 
Given by Cause, smoky furnace. 

Patrol. First company at box, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1,8; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — Needless ; no fire. 



Wednesday. Fire out of the City. 

30th. Cause, alarm of fire in Watertown. 

0.53 a.m. Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 
Box 567. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Given by Companies present, Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 1 1 ; 
Police. Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Remarks. — This alarm was given by a police-officer, who supposed 
the fire was in Boston. The apparatus went to the box and returned 
to quarters. 



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Wednesday. Cor. Stoughton and Sumner Sts. Two story high ; size, 43 X 62. 
30th. Material, wood. 

10.12 p.m. Owned by Baptist Church Society. 
10.25 p.m. Occupied by Society, as church. 

Box 329. Loss on building, $6,000. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $950. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Police. Originated in the basement. 
Extended to entire building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 
First water, Engine No. 21. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 17, 18, 21, 24; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 4, 7 ; Hose No. 10 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Call Ladderman A. L. Mcintosh, Hook and Ladder No. 
4, received a bad cut on left hand by falling slate. At 5 a.m., Oct. 
■31, Engine No. 21 was called to the same place, — rekindling of 
ruins. 

Thursday. No. 5, Know Place. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 33. 

31st. Material, wood. 

5.24 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Kate Marcus. 
Box 239. Occupied by C. Leonard, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, filling lighted kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 

Friday. No. 149 Sixth St. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 40. Material, 

31st. wood. 

6.16 p.m. Owned by Lynch Brothers. 
Box 134. Occupied by M. Ryan et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 

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

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with buckets of water. 



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Saturday. No. 227 Pleasant St. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 40. Material, 

2d. brick. 

7.40 p.m. Owned by E. Haynes. 

Still. Unoccupied. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizen. Originated in the cellar. 
Caused by leaky gas-pipe. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chemical Engineman Gaylord. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Saturday. No. 122 Salem St. Three stories high; size, 17X23. Material, 

2d. brick. 

7.58 p.m. Owned by D. Twiggs. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Given by Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated in the basement. 
Cause, carelessness with lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Foreman Childs. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 8 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. Rear of No. 80 Hampshire St. One story high; size, 12X21. 

3d. Material, wood. 

6.14.^ p.m. Owned by D. Mahan. 
Box 221. Unoccupied. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Police. Originated on the 1st floor. Extended to the roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



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November. 
Monday. 

4th. 
0.0 A.M. 
Box 165. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 
4th. 

4.25 p.m. 
Box 9. 

Given by- 
Police. 



Condor, foot of Border St. Tug-boat, " A. F. Chaffee." 

Owned by K. W. McLauthlin. 

Loss on boat, §450. Insurance on boat, $2,500. 

Originated under the boiler. Extended to pilot-house. 

Caused by overheated wood-work. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

First water, Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

2 ; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to boat, considerable. 
Confined to boat. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

No. 367 Hanover St. Four stories high ; size, 45 X 50. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by F. McNeil. 

Loss on building, $400. Insurance on building, $14,000. 
Occupied by A. Thompson, as saloon. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Occupied by L. Gaus, cigars. 
Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated in the basement. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause, explosion of gas leaking from main. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present. 3. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25; Hook and Ladder 

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



Tuesday. No. 16 and 18 North St. Three stories high; size, 15 X 20. Mate- 

5th. rial, wood. 

11.14 a.m. Owned by M. J. Flatley. 
Box 16. Occupied by M. J. Flatley, as hotel. 
Given by Loss on building, $31. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Originated on the 1st floor. Extended to the roof. 
Cause, defective range. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines 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 by buckets of water. 



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November. 
Tuesday. Temple St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material' 

5th. wood. 

2.34 p.m. Owned by Osgood & Co. 

Box 461. Occupied by Osgood & Co., as store-house for patterns. 
Given by Loss on building, $130. Insurance on building, $400. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, .$500. Insurance on contents, $200. 
Originated on the upper floor. Extended to the roof. 
Cause, defective stove-pipe. 
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, Engines Nos. 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. ' 
Damage to building, considerable. \ 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

"Wednesday. Bear of Sherman Sq. 
6th. Cause, accidental. 

9.10 a.m. First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
Box 461. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 1. 

Member. Companies present, Engines Nos. 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Bemarks. — The alarm was caused by the vibrator in the house of 
Hose No. 2 working; the driver, supposing there was a fire, pulled 
the alarm. 

Wednesday. No. 21 B. St. Two and one-half stories high; size 15 X 30. Material, 
6th. wood. 

11.45 p.m. Owned by J. Dunham heirs. 
Box 129. Occupied by M. Daily, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $3. 
Citizen. Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

No. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Wednesday. No. 5 Hawthorn Pl. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 16 X 25. 
6th. Material, wood. 

6.25 p.m. Owned by Mr. Clure. 
Box 72. Occupied by Mrs. Bayley, as dwelling. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



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

Originated on the 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

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

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3; 22, 23, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. In the woods, opp. Wyoming St. 
7th. Owned by J. French, 

6 p.m. Cause, set by boys. 
Still. First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
Given by Force under command of Engineman Riley. 
Police. Company present, Engine No. 24. 
Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 

Thursday. No. 41 Trenton St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 20. 
7th. Material, wood. 

6.50 p.m. Owned by C. H. Taggard. 

Still. Occupied by Geo. Tanner, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineman Battis. 
Company present, Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. Causeway St. Vessel " John Bird," Winslow's wharf. 
7th. Owned by John Bird, Rockland, Maine. 

7.03 p.m. Loss, $150. 
Box 4. Originated in mainsail. 
Given by Cause, sparks from stove. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage, slight. 
Confined to vessel. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



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novemb er. 
Thursday. 

7th. 
9.22 p.m. 
Box 182. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 160 Sumner St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 22 X 35. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by Oliver Smith. 
Occupied by Charles Hall, as dwelling. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, breaking of kerosene-lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hook and Ladder No. 

2 ; Hose No. 6 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 4 Hampshire Court. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 50. Material, 

8th. wood. 

10.10 a.m. Owned by I. Fiske. 

Still. Occupied by B. Brophy et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $3. 
, Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective chimney. 

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 by buckets of water. 

Friday. Commercial St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, wood. 

8th. Owned by Mrs. Murphy. 

4.51 p.m. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Box 341. Originated in chimney. 
Given by Cause, soot taking fire. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 17, 18, 20 ; Hook and Ladder No. 7. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to chimney. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Friday. No. 129 Cambridge St. Three stories high; size, 40X70. Ma- 

8th. terial, brick. 

10.04 p.m. Owned by J. Bright (heirs). 

Box 24. Occupied by R. Grosman, as store and dwelling. 

Given by Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Police. Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, 



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Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

1 ; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Saturday. Boston Dtewood and Chemical Works. Two stories high ; size, 

9th. 18 X 45; 37 X 50. Material, brick. 

1.484 a.m. Owned by Dyewood and Chemical Co. 
1.534 a.m. Occupied by Boston Dyewood and Chemical Co. 
1.59 a.m. Loss on building, $6,100. Insurance on building, $40,150. 
Box 171. Loss on contents, $21,650. Insurance on contents, $121,550. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. Extended to building on wharf. 
Police. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
First water, Engine No. 5. 

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

Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 25, 26; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 2, 8 ; Hose Nos. 6, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 
1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to buildings, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks.. — Chief Dyke, of Chelsea, responded with Engine No. 1, 
and rendered efficient aid. 

Saturday. Blue Hill Ave. In the woods. 
9th. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

2.20 p.m. First company at fire, Engine No. 1$, 
Still. Force under command of Driver Knox. 
Given by Company present, Engine No. 19. 
Citizen. Damage, none. 

Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by engine stream. 



Saturday. Rear Mt.. Vernon St. 
9th. Cause, unknown. 

2.35 p.m. First .company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Still. First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Given by Force under command of Driver Prescott. 
Police. Company present, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 
Remarks. — Brush fire on vacant land. 



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November. 
Saturday. 

9th. 
2.45 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Wabon St. One story high; size, 15 X 24. Material, wood. 

Owned by J. French. 

Unoccupied greenhouse. 

Loss on building, $100. 

Originated on the floor. Extended to the roof. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at riRE, Engine No. 24. 

Eirst water, Engine No. 24. 

Force under command of Engineman Riley. 

Company present, Engine No. 24. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by engine stream. 



Sunday. 

10th. 

11.48 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



In the woods, opp. Wyoming St. 
Originated in a tree. 
Cause, set by boys. 

Remarks. — Engineman Riley, Engine No. 24, cut the tree down and 
extinguished it by buckets of water. 



Monday. Cor. Water St. and Warren Ave. Three stories high; size, 

11th. 20 X 30. Material, brick, 

4.26 a.m. Owned by Fitz & Todd. 
Box 421. Occupied by Fitz & Todd, as office. 
Given by Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
1, 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage, to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 153 Condor St. Three stories high; size, 36 X 38. Material, 

11th. wood. 

10. 49^ a.m. Owned by W. F. Homer. 
Box 172. Occupied by James Livingston as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar, 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

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



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



Tuesday. No. 85 Northampton St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 28. Ma- 

12tl). terial, wood. 

5.20 p.m. Owned by Mr. Cokely. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. McGuire, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Hoseman Mullen. 
Company present, Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Rear Sheridan Ave. Two stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

12th. wood. 

11.52 p.m. Owned by John Scales. 

Box 513. Occupied by John Scales, as shop and stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $700. 
Police. Originated in hay on ground. 

Cause, supposed 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, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 14, 28; Hook. and Ladder No. 10; 
Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 29 Merrimac St. Six stories high ; size, 25 X 125. Material, 
13th. brick. 

2.30 p.m. Owned by Eldridge heirs. 

Still. Occupied by F. O. Dewey, glass-ware. 
Given by Loss on contents, $151. Insurance on contents, $20,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, accidentally dropping lamp. 

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 extinguishers. 



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November. 

Thursday. 

14th. 

9.03 p.m. 

Box 249. 

Given by 

Police. 



Ward St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X 35. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by I. Cook & Co. 
Occupied by I. Cook & Co., as cooper shop. 
Loss on building, $ 150. Insurance on building, $ 100. 
Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, §150. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended through building. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine, No. 13. 
First water, Engine No. 13. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number or engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4; Hose No. 7; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 36 Rochester St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

15th. brick. 

1.47 a.m. Owned by D. Sullivan. 
Box 69. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Given by . Loss on building, $125. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, hot coals from stove dropping on the floor. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
First water, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 
Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 5 
Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



1, 3, 7, 15, 22, 23, 26; Hook and 
9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire 



Friday. Hay Sheds, Fitchburg R.R. Yard. One story high; size, 50 X 400. 

15th. Material, wood. 

4.19 a.m. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. 
Box 418. Loss on building, $25. 
Given by Occupied by Carpenter & Co. 
Police. Loss on contents, $538. Insurance on contents, $3,500. 

Occupied by Richardson & Co. 

Loss on contents, $500. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Occupied by Foster & Co. 

Loss on contents, $215. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Occupied by Gardner & Co. 

Loss on contents, $280. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Occupied by Wardsworth & Co. 



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Loss on contents, $100. 

Occupied by Kendall & Co. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

Occupied by Scott & Bridge. 

Loss on contents, $100. 

Originated in centre of building. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. In car, Fitchburg R.R. Yard. 

15th. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. 
10.36 a.m. Occupied by Mr. Wade, as hay-car. 
Box 418. Loss on car, $10. 
Given by Originated in the hay. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
, Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to car, slight. 
Confined to car. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Friday. On U.S. Steamer Thayer, Central Wharf. 

15th. Owned by U.S. Government. 

6.40 p.m. Occupied as quartermaster's boat. . 

Still. Loss on steamer, $50. 
Given by Originated around steam drum. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated boiler. 

First company at fire, Fire Boat. 

First water, Fire Boat. 

Force under command of Captain Scott. 

Company present, Fire Boat. 

Damage to steamer, slight. 

Confined to steamer. 

Extinguished by Fire Boat. 



Fridat. No. 48 and 50 Commercial St. 

15th. Material, brick. 

7.14 p.m. Owned by L. L. Thaxter. 



Five stories high; size, 30 X 65. 



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Box 15. 
Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by W. G. Bell & Co., provisions. 
Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Cause, steam escaping from pipe. 
First company at box, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8, Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. • 
No Eire, needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 18 and 20 Elm St. Four stories high; size, 30 X 45. Material, 
15th. brick. 

. 7.58 p.m. Owned by A.M. Thomas. 

Box 18. Loss on building, $165. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. B. Kelley, as saloon. 
Police. Loss on contents, $30. Insurance on contents, $1,200. 
Occupied by H. E. Turner, tinsmith. 
Insurance on contents, $300. 
Originated in the basement. 
Cause, throwing lighted match in water-closet. 
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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Saturday. No. 57 Hancock St. Five stories high: size, 26 X 59. Material, 

16th. brick. 

9.35 a.m. Owned by C. Roberts. 

Still. Occupied by A. Wadleigh, as lodging-house. 

Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Citizen. Originated on the 1st floor. 
Cause, defective fire place. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
First water, 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 Chemical Engine. 



Saturday. Corner Arlington Ave. and Alford St. 

16th. Owned by Burbank, Ryder & Damon. 
6.064 p-m. Loss on buildings, $815. Insurance on buildings, 
6.174 p.m. ' Occupied by Burbank, Ryder & Damon. 



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Box 454. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on contents, $7,000. Insurance on contents, .$5,550. 

Shed, two and one half stories high ; size, 18 X 30. 

Main building, two and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X 30. 

Originated on shed of factory. 

Cause, unknown. 

Extended to Nos. 1 and 2 Beecham Street. 

Owned by M. Dalyrimple, dwelling-houses, three stories high. Ma- 
terial, wood; size, 25 X 65. 

Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 

Eirst water, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 10, 26, 27; Hose, Nos. 
1, 2, 3, 4, 8 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; 
Fire Boat. 

Damage to buildings: dwellings slight; factory destroyed. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Eemarks. — Chief Hopkins, with Engine No. 1, and Hose Nos. 1 and 2 
of Somerville, also Chief Sawin and Assistant Bean, with Engine 
No. 1 of Everett responded, and rendered valuable aid. 



Saturday. Forest Hill Ave., in the Woods. 

16th. Owned by P. Fallon. 

8.31 p.m. Cause unknown. 

Box 352. First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20; Hook and Ladder 

No. 6. 
Damage, slight. 
Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 169 Second St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 40. Material, 

17th. brick. 

2.50 p.m. Owned by T. Cronan. 

Still. Occupied by T. Cronan, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, burning of bread in oven. 

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 by being smothered. 



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November. 
Sunday. 

17th. 
7.53 p.m. 
Box 184. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 252 and 258 Meridian St. Three stories high ; size, 32 X 45. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by B. T. Manson. 

Loss on building, $600. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Occupied by A. R. Henry, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Occupied by J. Wright, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $200. 

Occupied by Crowley & Williams, as tailors. 
Loss on contents, $80. Insurance on contents, $300. 
Occupied by E. R. Webster, as office. 
Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Originated on 2d floor, No. 258. 
Extended to roof No. 256. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
First water, Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11; Hook and Ladder No. 

2; Hose No. 6; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, No. 256, slight; No. 258, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 7 Greenville Pl. Four stories high ; size-, 20 X 30. Material, 

17th. brick. 

12.15 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Goering. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Goering, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $30. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chemical Engineman Gaylord. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Tuesday. No. 90 Quincy St. Three stories high; size, 30 X 84. Material, 

19th. wood. 

6.57 p.m. Owned by P. Kearns. 
Box 257. Occupied by M. McManus, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Citizen. Cause, dropping lighted matches in excelsior. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 18, 21, 24; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. Nos. 81 and 83 Bristol St. Four stories high; size, 60 X 60. Ma- 
21st. terial, brick. 

3.55 a.m. Owned by J. E. Paul & Sons. 

4.11 a.m. Loss on building, $2,591. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Box 69. Occupied by J. E. Paul, moulding-mill. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2,063. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Citizen. Occupied by Bardwell & Anderson, table manufacturers. 

Loss on contents, $2,000. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on the 1st floor. 
Extended to the roof. 
Cause, overheated box. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 8. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 4, 5, 8, Hose Nos 5, 9; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 
2 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 3 Burrell Pl. Three stories high; size, 16 X 25. Material, 

22d. wood. 

2.46 p.m. Owned by Mrs. C. Craibe. 
Box 135. Occupied by Mr. Anderson, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $60. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 

First water, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Saturday. No. 74 Purchase St. Six stories high; size, 30 X 120. Material, 

23d. brick. 

2.53. a.m. Owned by Franklin King. 

Box 47. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $10,000. 



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Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by P. McGowan et als., as currier shop, etc. 
Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, supposed to have taken from steam-pipe. 
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 Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26; 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Hook and Ladder 
2; Fire Boat. 



Saturday. Seaverns Ave. Two stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, wood. 
23d. Owned by Mrs. Kidder. 

6.54 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Kidder, as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on contents, $2. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, curtain in contact with gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 28.* 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Monday. Cor. Harrison Ave. and E. Dedham St. Three stories high ; size, 

25th. 60 X 70. Material, brick. 

3.40 p.m. Owned by H. Wolcott. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Jones, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $3. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Flanders. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Dunham Hose ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 3. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. Albany, near Dedham St. One story high ; size, 8 X 10. Material, 

25th. wood. 

4.56 p.m. Owned by Malone & Galvin. 

Box 78. Occupied by Malone & Galvin, as tool-house. 

Given by Originated in tool-house. 

Citizen. Cause, filling lighted kerosene-lamp. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 15, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nps. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Monday. No. 11 Motte St. One story high; size, 9 X 20. Material, wood. 

25th. Owned by S. A. Way heirs. 
7.27 p.m. Occupied by G. L. Sweet & Co., as sheet metal works. 
Box 65. Loss on building, $2. 
Given by Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Police. Originated on the roof. 

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, 6. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Tuesday. No. 60 Devonshire St. Five stories high; size, 50 X 115. Material, 

26th. stone. 

9.11 p.m. Owned by G. D. Howe et als., trustees. 
Box 44. Occupied by G. D. Howe et als., as storage and offices. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $45,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 5th floor. 
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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and 

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



Wednesday. Cor. Franklin and Oliver Sts. One story high ; size, 12 X 27. 
27th. Material, wood. 

1.54 p.m. Owned by Geo. Smith. 

Still. Occupied by Geo. Smith, as restaurant. 

Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $250. 

Patrol. Loss on contents, $65. Insurance on contents, $250. 



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Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Foreman Frost. 

Company present, Engine No. 25. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. Washington St. One story high ; size, 15 X 22. 

29th. Owned by M. Hanault. 
10.55 a.m. Occupied by J. A. Sholz. 

Still. Loss on building, $5. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, boiling over of cement. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine N». 5. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Driver Gay. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Material, wood. 



Saturday. Boylston St. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 40. Material, wood. 

30th. Owned by Mrs. C. Leutz. 
6.03 p.m. Occupied by J. Odenweller. Dwelling. 
Box 513. Originated on 1st floor, 
Given by Cause, dropping match in rubbish. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 14, 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 

Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



DECEMBER. 

Sunday. Cobden St. Two stories high ; size, 38 X 45. Material, wood. 

1st. Owned by W. B. Quigley. 

3.55 p.m. Occupied by W.. B. Quigley, as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, defective grate. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Driver Gay. 



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Company present, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 9 Kilby St. Four stories high ; size, 32 X 60. Material, brick. 

2d. Owned by Moses Williams. 

11.45 a.m. Occdpied by C. A. Campbell et als., as offices. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $20,000. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizens. Cause, overheated furnace. 

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

Eorce under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined^o building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 

Monday. No. 716 Harrison Ave. Five stories high; size, 36 X 50. Material, 

2d. brick. 

1.34 p.m. Owned by A. A. Eanney. 

Box 74. Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by C. L. Lincoln. 

Citizen. Loss on ^contents, $69. Insurance on contents, $400. 
Occupied by C. L. Coe and others, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $57. Insurance on contents, $800. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 4th floor. 
Cause, rats and matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
First water, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 15, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 9; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 41 Elliot St. Four stories high; size, 24X50. Material, 

2d. granite. 

4.18 p.m. Owned by H. H. Peters. 
Box 62. Occupied by John Osborn, jr., as stove store. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $13,300. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $3,300. 

Originated in the basement. 

Cause, leakage of gas-pipe. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 



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December. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number oe engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 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. 

Tuesday. Near Clarence St. Material, hay-stack. 

3d. Owned by A. N. Waterman. 

7.23 p.m. Loss, $25. 
7.28 p.m. Cause, incendiary. 

Box 546. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Given by First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Citizen. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 14, 19, 28; Hook and Ladder No. 
10 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 4, 7. 

Damage, slight. 

Confined to hay. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 

Remarks. — A second alarm was given as the person pulling the box 
did not hear any response to the first pull. 

Thursday. No. 137 North St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 15 X 25. 
5th. Material, wood. 

9.45 p.m. Owned by Mary Costello. 

Still. Occupied by Mary Costello, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, §5. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, Explosion of kerosene-lamp. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — The fire was extinguished by Patrolman Neal of Engine 
No. 8 without an alarm being sounded. 



Saturday. No. 105 Portland St. Three stories high; size, 40 X 70. Material, 

7th. brick. 

6.40 a.m. Owned by Dr. Thorndike. 

Still. Occupied by H. P. Young, as pawnbroker. 

Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated on first floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

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

Force under command of Foreman Bickford. 

Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguisher. 



Saturday. No. 3 Perceval Place. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 19 X 30. 

7th. Material, wood. 

8.18£ p.m. Owned by D. V. Folts. 
Box 154. Occupied by Charles Hanson, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in the chimney. 
Police. Cause, soot in chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Hose No. 6. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to chimney. 

Extinguished with salt. 



Saturday. Bowdoin St. One story high; size, 15 X 35. Material, wood. 
8.36 p.m. Owned by John Hannon. 
Box 324. Occupied by M. G. Casey, as stable. 
Given by Originated on the outside. 
Citizen. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 65 Tremont St. Four stories high; size, 100 X 104. Material, 

7th. granite. 

10.39 p.m. Owned by Sears estate. 
Box 36. Occupied by E. F. Washburn, florist. 
Given by Loss on contents, $130. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, decoration in window igniting from gas-jet. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being thrown into the street. 



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Sunday. Cor. Northampton and Division Sts. Three stories high ; size, 

8th. 70 X 100. Material, wood. 

2.10 a.m. Owned by Hollingsworth heirs. 

Still. Occupied by H. D. Smith, as stable. 
Given by Originated in the loft. 
Police. Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 

Company present, Engine No. 23. 

Damage to building, none. , 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Sunday. Bowdoin St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

8th. terial, wood. 

7.53 p.m. Owned by B. A. Brown. 

Box 324. Occupied by B. A. Brown, as store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $800. 
Citizen. Originated on the outside. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No- 18. 

Force.under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 33 Summer St. 

10th. Owned by C. F. Hovey & Co. 
1.29 p.m. Occupied by C. F. Hovey & Co., as dry-goods store. 
Box 49. Cause, accidental opening of the thermostat. 
Given by First company at box, Engine No. 26. 
Automatic Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Telegraph. Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Needless alarm. 



Tuesday. Cor. Albany and Northampton Sts. One story high ; size, 40 X 

10th. 70. Material, wood. 

8.30 p.m. Owned by Joseph Ham. 

Still. Occupied by Joseph Ham, lime and cement. 
Given by Loss on contents, $30. 
Police. Originated in lime-shed. 
Cause, slacking of lime. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water, Engine No. 23. 



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Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 23 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Hoseman O. J. Booker, while responding to tins alarm, 
was thrown from the carriage and badly injured. 



Thursday. No. 521 Washington St. 

12th. Cause, smoke beating down from chimney. 

7.39 p.m. First company at box, Engine No. 26. 
Box 43. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 5. 
Police. Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Needless alarm : no fire. 

Thursday. No. 490 Harrison Ave. Two stories high; size, 70 X 117. Ma- 
12th. terial, brick. 

8.07 p.m. Owned by H. B. Sherburn, trustee. 

Still. Occupied by Hinckley & Williams, as boiler-shop. 
Given by Loss on building, .$35. Insurance on building, *$2,500. 
Citizen. Originated under floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

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 by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 11 Clinton St. Four stories high; size, 24 X 55. Material, 

13th. granite and brick. 

3.10 a.m. Owned by Lawrence heirs. 

Box 16. Occupied by Batchelder, Evans, & Co., and others, commission mer- 
Given by chants: 
Police. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, 'supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines 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 by extinguishers. 



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December. 
Saturday. Forest Hill Avenue. 

14th. Owned by S. J. Capen heirs. 
3.40 p.m. Cause, supposed set by boys. 

Still. First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 

Given by Force under command-oi Foreman Merrill, 
Citizen. Companies present, Engine No. 16 ; Hook and Ladder No 6. 
Damage, none. 
Confined. 

Extinguished by regular force. 
Brush fire. 

Saturday. Eear of Hilton St. Two stories high; size, 170 X 180. Material, 

14th. wood. 

8.36 a.m. Owned by Eoxbury Gas Light Co. 

Box 238. Occupied by Roxbury Gas Light Co., for storage of coal. 
Given by Loss on building, $60. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
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, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 23 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Austin St. One story high ; size 60 X 100. Material, wood. 

15th. Owned by Eastern R.R. Co. 
4.07 a.m. Occupied by A. N. Wyeth, Jr., as hay depot and stable. 
Box 415. Loss on building, $500. Insurance on building, 600. 
Given by Loss on contents, $800. Insurance on contents, $900. 
Citizen. Originated on the outside of building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

First water, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9. 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 47 Chestnut St. 

16th. Cause, chimney on fire. 

8.40 p.m. First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 

Still. Force under command of Foreman Warren. 



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December. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to chimney. 
Extinguished by being burnt out. 



Monday. No. 51 Eastern Ave. 

16th. Cause, sparks from chimney. 

9.08£ p.m. First company at box, Engine No. 8. 
Box 14. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number op engineers present, 5. 
Police. Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos, 1, 8; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage, none. 
Needless alarm : no fire. 



Tuesday. Cor. Chamber and Water Sts. Two stories high; size, 50 X 100. 
17th. Material, brick and wood. 

2.27 a.m. Owned by Cook & Rhymes. 

Box 421. Occupied by Cook, Hittenger, & Co., as blacksmith-shop. 
Given by Insurance on building, $7,500. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $1,500 
Originated near forge. 
Cause, wood-work too near forge. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

1, 9 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2,3,4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 62 Barton St. Two stories high ; size, 23 X 27. Material, wood. 

17th. Owned by J. Murphy. 
2.13 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Johnson, as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on building, $10. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, wood-work too near stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 

Company present Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, very slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Nos. 39 and 41 Summer St. Four stories high ; size, 24 X 90. Material, 

17th. brick. 

8.17 p.m. Owned by Leeds heirs. 



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December. 
Box 49. 
Given by- 
Member. 



Loss on building, $700. Insurance on building, $20,000. 

Occupied by H. M. Burr & Co., millinery goods. 

Loss on contents, $7,160. Insurance on contents, $20,000. 

Occupied by Wilkins & Co., small wares. 

Loss on contents, $3,864. Insurance on contents, $6,750. 

Occupied by Thos. Long, fancy goods. 

Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $7,500 

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

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



Wednesday. Tool-shed in vacant lot near Claremont Park. 
18th. size, 15 X 20. Material, wood. 

1.43 p.m. Owned by Mr. Tuttle. 

Still. Occupied by several parties, as storage. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Citizen. . Originated in tool-shed. 

Cause, supposed set by boys. 

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, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



One story high ; 



Wednesday. No. 22 Burke St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 32. Material, 
18th. wood. 

10.15 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Ann Reardon. 

Still. Occupied by Ann Reardon et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playir/g with matches. 

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 by buckets of water. 



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December. 
Thursday. No. 35 Oak St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, brick. 

19th. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell. 
0.14 p.m. Occupied by W. Robinson et als., as dwelling, 
Box 67. Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $2,100 
Given by Loss on contents, $15. 
Member. Originated in the attic. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 25, 26; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Thursday. Union Park. Four and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 38. Ma- 

19th. terial, brick. 

2.10 p.m. Owned by C. A. Perry. 
Box 73. Occupied by C. A. Perry, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $9,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $7. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 
First company at fire, Hose No, 5. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 10, 22, 23, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. In the woods, Townsend St. 
19th. Owned by J. French. 
6.15 p.m. Cause, set by boys. 

Still. First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
Given by Force under command of Engineman Riley. 
Citizen. Company present, Engine No. 24. 
Damage, none. 
Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



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Thursday. No. 27 Cordis St. Two stories high ; size 30 X 40 ; L 18 X 30. Ma- 

19th. terial, wood. 

11.11 p.m. Owned by Mrs. T. Bryant. 
Box 416. Occupied by Mrs. T. Bryant, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $669. Insurance on building, $4,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. 



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Originated in the cellar. Extended to roof. 

Cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. In the woods, Townsend St. 

20th. Owned by J. French. 
6.15 p.m. Cause, set by boys. 

Still. First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
Given by Force under command of Engineman Riley. 
Citizen. Company present, Engine No. 24. 
Damage, none. 
Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 

Friday. No. 1078 Tremont St. Three stories high; size 21 X 76. Material, 

20th. wood. 

8.40 p.m. Owned by Mr. Morton. 

Still. Occupied by J. Kellar et als., as shop and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $3. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $1. 

Originated in the shop. 

Caused by overheated tinker's furnace. 

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. 

Saturday. No. 157 North St. Three stories high; size, 15X25. Material, 

21st. wood. 

7.49 p.m. Owned by David Houghton. 

Still. Occupied by Cyrus Barchaglope, as dwelling and saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $600. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $40. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 
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 by hydrant stream. 



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December. 
Saturday. 

21st. 
11.10 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 



No. 140 Dover St. • Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 61 

Material, wood. 
Owned by Mr. Curtis. 
Occupied by D. Cronan, as junk-shop. 
Loss on building, $3. 
Fire Patrol. Originated in pile of paper. 
Cause, incendiary. 

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

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

Monday. No. 167 Hanover St. Five stories high ; size, 56 X 60. Material, 

22d. brick. 

1.05 a.m. Owned by Asher Ratshesky. 

Box 17. Occupied by New York Hat Co., as hat and cap store. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,165. Insurance on building, $ 13,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $750. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on 1st 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, 4. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. ' 



Sunday. No. 146 Portland St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 110. Material, 

22d. wood. 

1.39 a.m. Owned by L. M. Ham. 

Box 8. Occupied by Holmes & Paddleford, as bracket manufacturers. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. 

Police. Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
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, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 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 regular force. 



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December. 
Sunday. 

22d. 
3.30 a.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 24 Avon Pl. Two and one-half stories high; size, 27X38. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by Peter Fay. 

Occupied by Mrs. E. Moore et als., as dwellings. 
Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,000. fe 

Loss on contents, $40. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

PlRST 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 by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 2947 Washington St. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 32. Ma- 

22d. terial, wood. 

11.20 a.m. Owned by Wilder Bush. 
Box 261. Occupied by John B. Murphy, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $53. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 2d floor. 

Caused by putting rags in hole in chimney. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 14, 24 ; Hook and Ladder No. 
4 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. -* ' 



Sunday. No. 1421 Tremont St. Three stories high ; size, 26 X 57. Material, 

22d. brick. 

9.30£ p.m. Owned by Mrs. Paulina Juengling. 

Box 245. Occupied by Frederick Kiley et als., as dwelling and store. 
Given by Insurance on building, $7,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $8. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Caused by breaking kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 4;-- Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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December. 
Monday. 

23d. 

2.46 a.m. 

Box 414. 

* Given by 

Citizen. 



Front St. Eastern R.R. Hay car. 
Owned by Eastern R.R. 
Occupied by J. H. Ham, as hay car. 
Loss on car, $ 5. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated in the car. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at eire, Hose No. 3. 
First water, Hose No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. • 

Damage to car, slight. 
Confined to car. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. False alarm. 

25th. Cause, some unknown person giving false alarm. 
2.05£ a.m. First company at box, Engine No. 27. 
Box 426. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 1. 

Unknown. Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 



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Wednesday. No. 1233 Washington St. Four and one-half stories high; size, 
25th. 25 X 60. Material, brick. 

7.01 a.m. Owned by W. H. Allen. 

Box 69. Occupied by Connor & Co. et als., as store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Originated in the basement. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, gas explosion. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 7, 15, 22, 23, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 10 Lynde St. Four stories high ; size, 21 X 40. Material, brick. 

25th. Owned by C. W. Smith. 

5.38 p.m. Occupied by C. W. Smith, as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Given by Loss on contents, $65. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 

Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Caused by Christmas-tree taking fire from candle. 



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Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. False alarms. 

25th. First company at box, Engine No. 21. 
6.36 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
6.55 p.m. Number of engineers present, 6. 

Box 315. Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24; Hook and 
Given by Ladder Nos. 4, 7 ; Hose No. 10. 

Citizen. Kemarks. — A citizen, named Wm. Leman, was convicted in court for, 
giving this alarm, and received full penalty. The second alarm was 
given by police, accidentally, while looking at the box. 



Wednesday. No. 176 Merrimac St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 60. 
' 25th. Material, brick. 

8.22 p.m. Owned by Wm. McElroy. 
Box 5. Occupied by A. Samelson, as store. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 

Police. Loss on contents, §425. Insurance on contents, $600. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 
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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1,8; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. False alarm. 

25th. First company at box, Engine No. 21. 
10.36 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Box 318. Number of engineers present, 2. 
Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 17, 21, 24; 
Unknown. Nos. 4, 7. 



Hook and Ladder 



Thursday. False alarm. 

26th. First company at box, Engine No. 21. 

5.23 a.m. Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Box 317. Number of engineers present, 3. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 17, 18, 21, 24; Hook and Ladder 
Unknown. No. 7. 



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December. 
Thursday. 

26th. 

8.29 p.m. 

Box 214. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 8 Arnold St. Two stories high; size, 21 X 24." Material, wood. 

Owned by H. W. Folsom, agent. 

Occupied by Henry Peters et als., as dwellings. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, ignition of wood in stove-oven. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number op engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines 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 buckets of water. 



Saturday. Lewis Wharf. Fishing-schooner. 

28th. Owned by Capt. Jones. 

12.50 a.m. Loss on schooner, $15. 
Still. Loss on contents, $35. 
Given by Originated in the forecastle. 
Police. Cause, supposed to have taken from stove. 
Damage to schooner, slight. 
Confined to schooner. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Patrolman Pierce, Engine No. 8, discovered and extin- 
guished this fire without an alarm being pulled. 

Saturday. Open Lot opposite La Grange St. 

28th. Owned by the Hay estate. 
2.30 p.m. Grass fire. 

Still. Cause, unknown. 
Given by First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Citizen. Force under command of Driver Prescott. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Damage, none. 
Confined to grass. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



Saturday. No. 513 Albany St. Five stories high; size, 60 X 140. Material, 

28th. brick. 

7.25 p.m. Owned by Mrs. W. P. Emerson. 

7.30 p.m. Loss on building, $22,000. Insurance on building, $34,950. 
Box 68. Occupied by Wm. Moore, piano manufacturer. 
Given by Loss on contents, $49,862. Insurance on contents, $73,000. 
Police. Occupied by Ira Russell, lumber. 

Loss on contents, $1,200. Insurance on contents, $14,000. 

Occupied by several parties, tools. 

Loss on contents, $2,000. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

No. 520, occupied byDr. J. H. Paine, skating-rink. 

Loss on building, $63. Insurance on building, $7,500. 



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No. 522, occupied by Malone & Galvin. 

Loss on building, $33. Insurance on contents, .$2,500. 

Originated on the 4th floor. 

Extended to entire building and buildings opposite. 

Cause, unknown. 

FiRgr company at riRE, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. a 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 21, 22, 23, 
25, 26; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7, 9 ; 
Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2 ; Fire Boat. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — No. 513 totally destroyed. No. 520, owned by Dr. J. H. 
Paine, slightly damaged. Two stories high; size, 115 X 150. Ma- 
terial, wood. No. 522, owned by Dr. J. H. Paine, slightly damaged. 
Two stories high ; size 35 X 50. Material', wood. 

Sunday. Hudson St. One and one-half stories high; size, 14 X 24. Material, 
wood. 
30th. Owned by John Marroth. 
0.12 a.m. Occupied by John Marroth, greenhouse. 
Box 315. Loss on building, $48. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $250. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Police. Originated in the attic. 

Extended to lower floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 

First water, Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 17, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 4. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 13 Lansing St. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 32 ; L 14 X 20. 

29th. Material, wood. 

5.15 p.m. Owned by David Simmons. 

Still. Unoccupied. 
Given by Originated in the cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, thawing out water-pipe. 

Force under command of Hoseman Lord, Engine No. 24. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. 
29th. 



No. 66 Main St. 
Material, wood. 



Three stories high; size, 20 X 44 ; L 20 X 22. 



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December. 
8.28 p.m. 
Box 416. 
Given by 
Member. 



Owned by Joseph Hurd. 

Occupied by Joseph Hurd, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $160. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Loss on contents, $60. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Hose No. 3. 

Force unwer command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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Monday. Needless alarm. 

30th. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 
6.29 p.m. First company at box, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Box 12. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 5. 

Citizen. Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
No fire ; needless alarm. 



Monday. No. 2 Salter Place. Three stories high ; size, 12 X 18. Material, 

30th. brick. 

6.54 p.m. Owned by J. Prescott. 

Still. Occupied by M. A. McDonald, as boarding-house. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, upsetting of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, 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 buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 15 Winter St. Six stories high ; size, 37 X 25 ; 37 X 40. Ma- 

31st. terial, wood. 

4.44£ p.m. Owned by Music Hall Association. 

Box 42. Occupied by E. Tourjee et als., as conservatory of music. 
Given by Loss on building, $275. Insurance on building, $80,000. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 
Cause, carelessness with gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



JANUARY. 

Wednesday. No. 518 Albany St. One story high; size, 20 X 40. Material, wood. 
1st. Owned by Dr. Paine. 

1.23 p.m. Unoccupied. 

Still. Originated under floor. 
Given by Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Police. Eirst company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Eorce 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 buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 163 West Chester Park. Four stories high; size, 25 X 60. 
1st. Material, brick. 

3.54 p.m. Owned by F. M. Stanwood. 
Box 83. Occupied by F. M. Stanwood. 

Given by Cause, the district telegraph, mistaking call, gave an alarm of fire. 
Citizens. First company at box, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engines Nos. 2, 3. 
Damage to building, none. 
No fire ; needless alarm. 



Thursday. No. 38 Eochester St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 32. Materia^ 

2d. brick. 

1.25 a.m. Owned by C. Sullivan. 
Box 69. Occupied by C. Sullivan. 

Given by Loss on building, $112. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Citizens. Occupied by H. Quinn. 

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

Originated on 1st floor. 

Caused by explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

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

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6, 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 7, 15, 22, 23, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 46 Union St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 50. One story ell; 

2d. size, 12 X 20. Material, wood. 

2.55 a.m. Owned by Dr. Cheever. 
Box 413. Occupied by A. J. Carter. 
Given by Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $3. 

Originated in the ell of house. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Hose No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. Boylston Market, Washington St. Three stories hiatt- size, 

3d. 50 X 160. Material, brick. 

0.26 p.m. Owned by Boylston Market Association. 
Box 53. Occupied by several parties, as markets, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $33. Insurance on building, $25,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, open grate too near wood-work. 

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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad 
der Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

"Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 



Friday. No. 16 and 17 Market Block, Central St. One story high ; size, 

3d. 15 X 25. Material, brick. 

0.29 p.m. Owned by Central Wharf Corporation. 

0.35 p.m. Loss on building, $267. Insurance on building, $400. 

Box 37. No. 16, occupied by L. Abbott, cement. 

Given by Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Member. No. 17, occupied by C. L. Batchelder. 
Loss on contents, $860. 



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Originated on 1st floor No. 16. Extended to No. 17. 

Cause, boiling over of kettle of pitch. 

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

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Eorce under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and 

Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Eire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. Florence, cor. Ashland St. .Two and one-half stories high ; 

3d. size, 50 X 70. Material, wood. 

7 p.m. Owned by S. F. Dearborn. 
Box 537. Occupied by S. F. Dearborn, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Caused by clothing igniting from lamp. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 

Chemical Engines Nos. 4, 7. 
Confined to building. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 2 Parkman Place. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. Ma- 

4th. terial, wood. 

9.39 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Eben D. Jordan. 
Box 17. Occupied by A. Isenburg, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $800. 
Citizen. Originated on the 1st floor. 
Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, thawing out pipes. 
.First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines 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 by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 194 Salem St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material, 
4th. brick. 

6.22 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Julia Johnson. 



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Box 2. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by J. N. Neal et als., as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $3,500. 

Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $700. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number or engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder No- 

1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 70 Baldwin St. Two stories high; size, 18X30. Material, 

4th. brick. 

7.52 p.m. Owned by Mr. Bowman. 
Box 453. Occupied by M. Barry, as dwelling. 
Given by Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated in the cellar. 

Cause, rags in thimble of chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers, present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being thrown into street. 

Sunday. No. 18 Bulfinch St. ' Three stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

5th. brick. 

4.45 a.m. Owned by E. P. Sanborn. 

Still. Occupied by J. P. Johnson, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $21. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, defective fireplace. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 214 Endicott St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 22. Material, 

5th. wood. 

2.10 a.m. Owned by D ar >iel Eodden. 

Still. Occupied by II. McGonagle, as dwelling. 



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Loss on contents, $2. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, clothing too near stove. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Patrolman Low of Engine No. 8 discovered and extin- 
guished this fire without giving an alarm. 



Sunday. No. 19 Dartmouth Place. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

5th. terial, brick. 

6.48 p.m. Owned by Mr. Hobbs. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Hobbs, as dwelling. 

Given by Cause, ignition of rubbish in furnace pipe. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Foreman Smith. 

Company present, Engine No. 22. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Sunday. No, 18 Worcester Square. Four stories high ; size, 25 X 60. Ma- 

5th. terial, brick. 

12.01 a.m. Owned- by Geo. F. Williams. 
Box 86. Occupied by Geo. F. Williams, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $3C0. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, defective grate. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
First water, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, i ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 5 Cazenove Place. Three stories high; size, 18 X 36. Material, 

6th. brick. 

7.25 a.m. Owned by Mr. Graham. 

Still. ' Occupied by Mr. Sage, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in coal-bin. 
Citizen. Cause, gas explosion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 22. 



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Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Monday. No. 64 Fayette St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 24. Material, 

6th. * brick. 

9.50 p.m. Owned by Mrs. R. Coburn. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Earrar, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $4. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $6. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, clothing too near stove. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Eorce under command of Chemical Engineman Gaylord. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 2. ■ 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Tuesday. No. 55 Warwick St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 36. Material, 

7th. brick. 

11.25 a.m. Owned by Home Savings Bank. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Simonds et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $36. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 

ElRST COMPANY AT FIRE, Hose No. 7. 

First water, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Freeman. 

Companies present, Engine No. 13 ; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. No. 325 Columbus Ave. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 50. Ma'te- 

7th. rial, brick. 

5.15 p.m. Owned by N. B. Bryant. 
Box 87. Occupied by I. M. Piper, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $63. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $75. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extingcished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 627 E. Second St. Two stories high ; size, 15 X 30. Material, 
8th. wood. 

0.46 a.m. Owned by Phoebe Dickey. 
Box 136. Occupied by Mr. Sweeney,*s dwelling. 
Given by- Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 
First water, Engine No. 2. « 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hook and Ladder No. 5; 

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



Thursday. No. 33 Monmouth St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 14 X 40. 

9th. Material, wood. 

1.30 a.m. Owned by W. A. Douglass. 

Still. Occupied by W. A. Maxwell ei als., as dwellings. 

Given by Loss on building, $145. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $80. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated in closet. 
Cause, unknown. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Bemarks. — Engineman Battis, Engine No. 5, was called, and extin- 
guished this fire without giving an alarm. 



Thursday. No. 70 B St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, wood. 

9th. Owned by P. Gillespie. 

0.30^ a.m. Occupied by P. Gillespie etals., as dwellings. 
Box 129. Loss on building, $120. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $110. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Police. Originated in the cellar. 

Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 

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



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 51 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 40. Ma- 

10th. terial, brick. 

3.20 a.m. Owned by Hatch heirs. _ 

Still. Occupied by Shaw & Chanroerlin, photographers. 
Given by Loss on building, $213. Insurance on building, 86,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $4:90. Insurance on contents, $800. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire* Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Friday. No. 24 Chestnut St. Three stories high; size, 24 X 46. Material, 

10th. brick. 

9.05 a.m. Owned by Andrew Wheelwright. 

Still. Occupied by Miss M. A. Pratt, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Porter. 

Company present, Engine No. 10. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 85 Court St. Five stories high; size, 35 X 100. Material, 

10th. brick. 

12.16 p.m. Owned by Mindt heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Oriental Tea Co., as store. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of coffee-dust by sparks. 

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. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished with hand-hose. 



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Saturday. 

11th. 
10.40 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 245 Federal St. Two stories high; size, 18 »X 50. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by E. L. Bartlett. 
Occupied by J. J. Flynn, as junk store. 
Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, upsetting of stove. 
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 by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Albany St. One story high; size, 12 X 15. Material, wood. 

11th. Owned by Malone & Galvin. 

5. 55 .p.m. Occupied by Malone & Galvin, as tool-house. 
Box 68. Originated in tool-house. 
Given by Cause, unknown. 

Patrol. 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, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Saturday. No. 110 Northampton St. Two stories high; size, 15 X 25. Ma- 
11th. terial, wood. 

6.15 p.m. Owned by E. R. Williams. 

Still. Occupied by A. Paul, as shoe store. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause explosion of kerosene stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present, Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 79 Marlboro' St. Four and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 50. 

11th. Material, brick. 

6.28 p.m. Owned by S. P. Schlesingee. 
Box 63. Occupied by S. P. Schlesingee, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, ignition of soot in chimney. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Burnt out. 



Saturday. No. 325 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 27 X 68. Ma- 

11th. terial, brick. 

6.56 p.m. Owned by Greenough heirs. 

Box 41. Loss on building, $93. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by S. Myers, caps. 

Police. Loss on contents, $400. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Occupied by J. W. Black, photographer. 
Loss on contents, $356. Insurance on contents, $4,350. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. . 

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

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Saturday. Boylston St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, house, 18 X 36 ; 

11th. saloon, 12 X 70. Material, wood. 

11.22 p.m. Owned by Mrs. C. Leutz. 

Box 513. Occupied by J. Odenweller, as saloon and dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $950. Insurance on building, $2,900. 

Police. Loss on contents, 907. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to house. 

i 
Cause, supposed 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, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 14, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 

Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Kemarks. — Mrs. Odenweller and Mrs. Odenweller's son were 

smothered in this room. 



Monday. No. 153 Essex St. Three stories high ; size, 60 X 200. Material, 
13th. brick. 

8 a.m. Owned by Paul D. Wallis. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Seaver & Wood, as shoe-stay manufactory. 

Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $200. 

Orginated on 2d floor. 

Cause, gas-jet in contact with paper. 

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 by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Nos. 12 and 14 Kneeland St. Six stories high; size, 60 X 160. Ma- 

14th. terial, brick. 

6.34 a.m. Owned by W. H. Hill. 
Box 53. Occupied by Chase & Co., as confectioners. 
Given by First company at box, Engine No. 26. 
Patrol. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number oe engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
No fire ; needless alarm. 

Tuesday. No. 148 W. Sixth St. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 40. Material, 

14th. brick. 

5.25 p.m. Owned by E. Bishop & Son. 

Box 134. Occupied by R. Bishop & Son, as cotton-waste factory. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, caught from machinery. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. Hittinger's Wharf, Water St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 
15th. Material, wood. 

1.29 a.m. Owned by J. Hittinger. 
Box 421. Unoccupied. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
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, 2. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

1, 9 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 1061 Washington St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 36. ft'a- 
15th. terial, wood. 

2.25 a.m. Owned by Hannah K. Hunting. 
Box 72. Occupied by Wm. Wallace, as bakery and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $95. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Police. Boston contents, $188. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 
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, Engines Nos. 3, 22, 23, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

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

Remarks. — Mr. Wallace was badly burned while rescuing his wife 
and (2) children from the building 

Wednesday. False alarm. 

15th. First company at box, Engine No. 2. 
9.01 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Box 139. Number of engineers present, 3. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 15; Hook and Ladder No. 
Unknown. 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Remarks. — On the arrival of the department the box was found 
open. 



Wednesday. No. 20 Lincoln St. Five stories high. Material, brick. 
15th. Owned by J. Hincke. 
11.09£ p.m. Loss on building, $325. Insurance on building, $12,000. 
Box 52. Occupied by A. Barrows, as shoe manufactory. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2. Insurance on contents, $4,200. 
Police. Occupied by H. B. Thayer & Co., as shoe manufactory. 
Loss on contents, $285. Insurance on contents, $4,250. 
Occupied by F. G. Wright, shoe manufactory. 
Loss on building, $25. Insurance on contents, $1,250. 
Occupied by A. S. March & Co., shoe manufactory. 
Insurance on contents, $46,200. 
Originated on 5th floor. Extended to 4th floor. 
Cause, hot coals falling from stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 



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First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number oe engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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

Wednesday. No. 44 Cross St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 25. Material, brick. 
15th. Owned by Oscar Childs. 
11.34 p.m. Occupied by Timothy Kelley, as dwelling. 
Box 17. Loss on contents, $10. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Police. Caused by pipe in coat-pocket. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 2Q ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 3 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Thursday. No. 20 Eliot St. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 72. Material, 

16th. marble. 

4.40 a.m. Owned by John P. Treadwell. 

Still. Occupied by Morehead & Richardson, as dining-saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $11,500. 
'Fire Patrol. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, overheated range. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Foreman Knox. 
Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Thursday. No. 46 India St. Four stories high ; size, 19 X 45. Material, brick. 

16th. Owned by Dr. Ellis. 
10.30. a.m. Occupied by S. Jenny & Co., oil dealers. 

Still. " " J. B. Meads, truckman. 

Given by Originated in basement. 
Citizen. Cause, thawing out water-pipe. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 



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Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Thursday. No. 31 Tyler St. Two and one-half stories high. Material, brick. 
16th. Owned by S. Pierce. 
0.52 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Butler et als., as dwellings. 
Box 57. Loss on building, §40. Insurance on building, §2,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, §20. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 9 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Thursday. No. 11 Temple Pl. Four stories high; size, 24 X 70. Material, 
16th. brick. 

7.06 p.m. Owned by heirs of James Savage. 

Box 39. Loss on building, §392. Insurance on building, §20,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. C. States, embroideries. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, §213. Insurance on contents, §6,000. 

Occupied by G. W. States, trimmings. 

Loss on contents, §1,500. Insurance on contents, §5,000. 

Occupied by J. Homer, jewellery. 

Loss on contents, §40. Insurance on contents, §1,000. 

Originated on 1st 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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Corner Dudley and Boston Sts. Two stories high;, size, 50 X 50. 
16th. Material, wood. 

8.01 p.m. Owned by Sam'l B. Prince. 

Box 314. Occupied by Wood & Ramsay, as boarding-house. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 

Member. Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 21. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

7; Hose, No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water, before the arrival of the dep't. 

Friday. No. 2 Commonwealth Ave. Four stories high. Material, briek and 
17th. stone. 

12.55 p.m. Owned by James L. Little. 

Still. Occupied by James L. Little, as dwelling. 
Given by * Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Caused by ignition of soot. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 
Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with snow and salt. 

Friday. No. 496 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 80. Ma- 

17th. terial, granite 

3.05 p.m. Owned by Edw. E. Clark. 
Box 43. . Occupied by R. Warren, as millinery store. 
Given by Loss on building, $225. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $2,000. Insurance on contents, $9,200. 
Originated in basement. 
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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



Saturday. No. 16 East St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 46. # Material, brick. 
18th. Owned by heirs of Henry Willis. 

7.02 a.m. Occupied by James Webster, as bakery. 

Still. Loss on building, $10. 

Given by Loss on contents, $15. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Stoddard. 



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Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Saturday. No. 29 Everett St. Two stories high; size, 16 X 22. Material, 

18th. wood. 

9.24 p.m. Owned by East Boston Savings Bank. 
Box 183. Occupied by W. McLaughlin, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $800. 
Police. Loss on contents, $100. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

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, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2 ; 

Hose No. 6 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 24 Elm St. Four stories high ; size, 48 X 80. Material, brick. 
18th. Owned by A. M. Thomas. 
3.15 p.m. Occupied by D. Kirkwood et als., as manufactories. 

Still. Originated on 2d floor. 

Given by Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Fire Patrol. Force under command of Patrolman Ramsdell. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water by Patrolman Ramsdell, without 
giving an alarm. 



Sunday. No. 231 Federal St. Four stories high; size, 18X30. Material, 

19th. brick. 

3.08 p.m. Owned by T. Murphy. 

Still. Occupied by Bridget McCarty et als., as tenements. 
Given by Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $2. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, Mrs. McCarty's clothing catching fire from stove. 

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 by being smothered. 

Remarks. — Mrs. McCarty was badly burned. 



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January. 
Monday. 

20th. 

7.41 A.M. 

Box 41. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 360 Washington St. Four stories high ; size, 48 X 90. Mate- 
rial, iron and brick. 

Owned by heirs of John A. Lowell. 

Occupied by Weeks & Patter, druggists. 

Loss on building, $1,012. Insurance on building, $42,500. 

Loss on contents, $15,750. Insurance on contents, $150,000. 

Originated in the basement. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, gas explosion. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — No. 368, occupied by Wm. Taylor & Co., tailors, the plate- 
glass window was blown out. Loss, $128. Insured for $128. 



Monday. Cor. Moreland and Winthrop Sts. One story high; size, 78 X 100. 

20th. Material, stone. 

11.45J a.m. Owned by Emanuel Congregational Church Society. 
12.01 p.m. Occupied by Emanuel Congregational Church Society. 
Box 265. Loss on building, $18,962. Insurance on building, $31,000 
Given by Loss on contents, $5,500. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Police. Originated in the basement. Extended to entire building. 
Cause, defective gas-pipe (supposed). 
•First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
First water, Engine No. 24. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 18, 21, 24 ; Hook and 

Ladder No. 4; Hose No; 7; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 113 South St. Three stories high; size, 18X30. Material, 

20th. wood. 

9.20 p.m. Owned by E. D. Sohier, 

Still. Occupied by T. O. Callahan etals., as dwellings. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $20. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Caused by careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Foreman Marden. 



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Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Remarks. — A young child of Mr. Callahan's was smothered, 
another one was taken out senseless, but will recover. 



and 



Tuesday. Wellington Wharf, Warren Ave. Two stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

21st. Material, wood. 

0.29 a.m. Owned by G. W. Todd heirs. 
Box 421. Occupied by J. A. Wellington, coal dealer. 
Given by Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $600. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $8,000. 

Originated in the stable. 

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, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 
9 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 523 Tremont St. Five stories high; size, 96 X 100. Material, 

21st. brick. 

5.43 a.m. Owned by John L. Gardner. 
Box 71. Occupied by L. P. Draper, as hotel. 

Given by Loss on building, $948. Insurance on building, $45,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $256. Insurance on contents, $20,000. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, overheated boiler igniting wood-work. 

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

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 23, 26 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building", slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 203 Shawmut Ave. One story high; size, 14 X 18. Material, 
22d. brick. 

5.14 a.m. Owned by Dr. Simonds. 
Box 72. Occupied by D. Hennesey, as bar-room. 
Given by Loss on building, $6. Insurance on building, $300. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. , 



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Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 22, 23, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

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

Friday. No. 9 Prince St. Four stories high; size, 30 X 50. Material, 

24th. brick. 

5.09J p.m. Owned by B. L. Weld. 
Box 13. Loss on building, $230. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by David Morton, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. 

Occupied by W. O. Kelley, as store. 

Loss on contents, $1,100. Insurance on contents, $4,500. 

Originated on 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, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Friday. No. 34 Woodward Ave. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

24th. terial, wood. 

5.31 p.m. Owned by South Boston Savings-Bank. 
Box 125. Occupied by Douglas & Folsom, as dwellings. 
Given by Originated in the chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, foul chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 15, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Burnt out. 



Friday. No. 781 E. Sixth St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

24th. Material, wood. 

5.30 p.m. Owned by S. S. Perkins. 

Still. Occupied by Henry Nash, as grocery. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Originated on the 1st floor. 
Cause, dropping lighted kerosene-lamp. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 12. 
Force under command of Driver Twiss. 
Company present, Hose No. 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



Saturday. No. 5 Walnut St. Four stories high; size, 25 X 50. Material, brick. 

25th. Owned by Geo. H. Gordon. 
2.45 p.m. Occupied by Geo. H. Gordon, as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Citizen. Cause, candle in contact with wood-work. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 
Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 

Sunday. Nos. 9-17 Green St. Four stories high; size, 38 X 74. Material, 

26th. brick. 

3.18 p.m. Owned by N. Whiting heirs. 

Still. Unoccupied. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, thawing out pipes with oily waste. 

Force under command of Hoseman Willett. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being stamped out by Hosemen Willet, Keyes, and 
La Pierre, without giving an alarm. 

Sunday. Marston Ave. Two stories high ; size, 16 X 28. Material, wood. 

26th. Owned by Timothy Murphy. 

0.28 p.m. Occupied by T. Murphy, as dwelling. 
Box 253. Loss on building, $120. 
Given by Loss on contents, $80. 
Citizen. Originated in the basement. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 

First water, Engine No. 24. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, IS, 21, 24; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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January. 
Monday. 

27th. 
10.36 a.m. 
Box 163. 
Given by- 
Citizen. 



No. 145 Chelsea St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by Wm. Merriara. 
Occupied by Chas. N. Harding, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
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, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2; 

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 5 Cambridge St. Five stories high; size, 30 X 111. Material, 
27th. brick. 

7 p.m. Owned by Parkman heirs. 
Still. Occupied by J. H. Merrill, as hotel. 
Given by Loss on building, $12. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, carelessly throwing a lighted piece of paper on floor. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 

Remarks. — Members of Engine No. 4 were called to ascertain if the 
fire was out. 



Tuesday. Parson St. One and one-half stories high; size, 15 X 20. Material, 

28th. wood. 

10.15 a.m. Owned by John Cushman. 

Still. Occupied by John Cushman, as carpenter's shop. 
Given by Loss on contents, $100. 
Members. Originated on the 1st floor. Extended to roof. « 

Cause, fire from stove igniting shavings. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

First water, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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January. 

Wednesday. South St., Jamaica Plain. Four stories high ; size, 62 X 120. Ma- 
29th. terial, wood. 

Box 523. Owned by City of Boston. 
0.35 p.m. Occupied for city purposes. 
Given by Loss on building, $153. 
Citizen. Originated in the basement. 

Cause, supposed to have caught from matches in a box of waste 

paper. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
First water, Engine No. 28. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 14, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 

Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 47 Meridian St. Three stories high ;■ size, 28 X 34. Material, 
29th. wood. 

9.14 p.m. Owned by Augustus Reed. 
Box 158. Occupied by H. H. Rich, as flour store. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Police. Cause, lighted cigar thrown among rags. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

2 ; Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 11 Clinton St. Four stories high; size, 



Material," 



29th. brick. 

11.24 p.m. Owned by Lawrence heirs. 

Box 16. Loss on building, $123. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Given by Occupied by Batchelder, Evans, & Co., Commission merchants. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $475. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Occupied by B. P. Hodgdon & Co., Commission merchants. 
Loss on contents, $260. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to basement. 
Cause, unknown. 

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, Engines Nos. 4,6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 723 E. Eighth St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 
30th. 60 X 100. Material, wood. 

5.28 p.m. Owned by Idiotic School Corporation. 
Box 146. Occupied by Idiotic School Corporation as school. 
Given by Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

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

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by parties in the house before the arrival of the 

department. 
Needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 23 and 25 Central St. Three stories high; size, 24X50- 

31st. Material, brick. 

2.32J p.m. Owned by Cook heirs. 
Box 46. Occupied by Ulasto & Ude ei als., as ship-brokers. 
Given by Loss on building, $800. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $25. , 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d and 4th floors. 

Cause, supposed hot ashes in closet. 

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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 16 Rochester St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

31st. brick. 

6.15 p.m. Owned by Patrick Collins. 

Still. Occupied by Patrick Collins, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizens. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

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

Force under command of Assistant Foreman Riley. 

Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 



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Damage to building-, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Friday. No. 81 Friend St. Four stories high-; size r 27 X 30. Material, 

31st. brick. 

7.35 p.m. Owned by Lewis Coleman. 

Still. Occupied by C. B. Blanchard, as liquor-store. 

Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, ignition of fat on stove. 

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 extinguishers. 

Eemaeks. — Ladderman Littleton was burned on face and hands. 



FEBRUARY. 

Saturday. No. 40 Bow St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 40. Ma- 

lst. terial, wood. 

3.37 a.m. Owned by Eastern E.R. Co. 
Box 413. Unoccupied dwelling f house. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

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, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Cor. Chelsea and Bunker Hill Sts. One and one-half stories high; 

1st. size, 18 X 20. Material, wood. 

10.34 a.m. Owned by John Richardson. 
Box 424. Occupied by John Riehardson. 
Given by Insurance on building, $500. 
Citizen. Originated in the attic. 

Cause, boiling over of tar-kettle. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 



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Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 3 Mystic St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 
1st. Material, wood. 

6.55 p.m. Owned by Patrick McCarty. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Heford, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

First water, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Foreman Lovell. 

Company present, Hose No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Sunday. No. 411 Albany St. One story high; size, 10 X 33. Material, wood. 

2d. Owned by Institute of Savings, Newburyport. 

6.04 p.m. Occupied by Murtis & Clark. 
Box 69. Loss on building, $20. 
Given by Loss on Contents, $150. 
Citizen. Originated in the stable. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. 

2d. 
6.22 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 

Tuesday. 

4th. 
8.56 p.m. 



No. 264 Friend St. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm ; reflection from stove. Engine No. 6 and 
Hook and Ladder No. 1 were called. 



No. 1 Boylston Square. 

rial, brick. 
Owned by Reuben Swan. 



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Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Kalbokopf & Bros., as boarding-house. 

Loss on building, $ 800. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

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

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Engineer Eegan. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 26. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 122 State St. Four stories high ; size, 25 X 45. Material, 

4th. granite. 

11.354 p.m. Owned by Benj. Loring. 
Box 37. Occupied by Hooper, Lewis, & Co., as stationers. 
Given by Loss on building, $275. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $2,382. Insurance on contents, $22,500. 
Originated on 4th floor. Extended to 5th 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. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

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

Wednesday. False alarm. 

5th. First company at box, Hose No. 4. 

3.43 a.m. Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Box 451. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Given by Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; Hose 
Unknown. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Fire Boat. 



Wednesday. False Alarm. 



5th. 

8.43 p.m. 

Box 152. 

Given by 

Unknown. 



Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

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



Wednesday. No. 6 Linwood Square. Two and one-half stories high; size, 
5th. 20 X 38. Material, wood. 

12.05 p.m. Owned by Andreas Blume. 

Still. Occupied by W. Upham, as dwelling-house. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated stove. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Thursday. No. 148 W. Concord St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 

6th. 20 X 36. Material, brick. 

3.49 p.m. Owned by James Pendergast. 
Box 76. Occupied by James Pendergast. 

Given by Loss on building, $101. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $216. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22,23; Hook and Ladder 

No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 178 W. Fourth St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 50. Ma- 
6th. terial, brick. 

6.15 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Kenny. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Kenny et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, rats and matches. 
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 by buckets of water. 



Thursday. Nos. 507-509 Medford St. Four stories high ; size, 18 X 20. Ma- 
6th. terial, brick. 

8.34 p.m. Owned by Page & Littlefield. 
Box 453. Occupied by Page & Littlefield, as planing-mill. 
Given by Loss on building, $162. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $325. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Originated in the engine-room. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 
First water, Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 



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Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 



Friday. No. 27 State St. Three stories high ; size, 45 X 60. Material, 

7th. granite and brick. 

6.49^ p.m. Owned by Thomas H. Eussell. 
Box 44. Occupied by Thomas H. Eussell, as offices. 
Given by Cause, light from open grate. 
Police. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. S ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. , 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Saturday. No. 6 Common St. Five stories high; size, 36 X 84. Material, brick. 
8th. Owned by W. H. Mann. 

2.10 a.m. Occupied by J. W. Welsh, as dining-saloon. 
Box 67. Loss on building, $112. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $75. Insurance on contents, $400. 
Citizen. 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, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. ^ 

Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 173 Dudley St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, wood. 

8th. Owned by J. D. Weston. 

9.40 p.m. Occupied by J. D. Weston, as carpenter shop. 

Still. Originated on 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, ignition of oily rags. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Foreman Eeiley. 
Company present, Engine No. 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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Saturday. 

8th. 
10.20 p.m. 
10.25 p.m. 



Five stories high ; size, 85 X 140. Ma- 



Nos. 31 and 33 Federal St. 

terial, marble. 
Owned by Geo. C. Kichardson. 

Occupied by Geo. C. Richardson & Co., commission merchants. 
Boxes 41 &45. Loss on building, $386. Insurance on building, $200,000. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Police. Cause, supposed to have caught from spittoon. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, .8; Hose, No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
DAMAGEto building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — Boxes 41 and 45 were both given for this fire, the officer 

who pulled 41, not hearing 45 when struck, supposed no alarm had 

been given. 



Sunday. No. 933 Washington St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 60. Ma- 

9th. terial, wood. 

0.31 a.m. Owned by heirs of Thomas Brewer. 
Box 64. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by N. Ehrlich, cigars. 

Police. Loss on contents, $275. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Occupied by Geo. H. Jaques, dry goods. 
Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on the 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, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 



Sunday. No. 8 Bulfinch St. Five stories high; size, 23 X 42. Material. 

9th. -brick. 

9.40 a.m. Owned by John M. Clark. 

Still. Occupied by Chas. Halleck, as dining-room. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated hot-air pipes. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

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



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hand-hose. 



Sunday. No. 128 Parker St. One and one-half stories high; size, 22 X 32- 

9th. Material, wood. 

2.36 a.m. Owned by John Scannell. 
Box 84. Occupied by John Scannell, as dwelling-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, rags in thimble of chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 10, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 
3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 2, 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Sunday. On Brighton St., near Harvard Ave. Two and one-half stories 

9th. high ; size, 22 X 36. Material, wood. ■ 

7.29 p.m. Owned by Isaac Pratt, jr. 

Box 563. Occupied by Daniel Cameron, as dwelling-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $42. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $40. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, kerosene-lamp in contact with clothing. 

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; Hook and Ladder No. 11; 
Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Monday. No. 4 White St., Two and one-half stories high; size, 23 X 45. 

10th. Material, brick. 

8.57 p.m. Owned by C. Cook. 

Still. Occupied by C. Cook, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, defective grate. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engifteman Battis. 
Company present, Engine No. 5. 



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



Tuesday. Winthrop Block, Maverick Square. Three stories high ; size, 

11th. 50 X 110. Material, stone. 

5.27 a.m. Owned by E. Lewis and J. H. Sturtevant. 
Box 154. Occupied by several parties, as offices, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $365. Insurance on building, $24,000. 
Police. Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

First water, Engine No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. Nos. 71-73 Summer St. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 80. Material 

1 1th. iron. 

8.06 p.m. Owned by Rhodes & Ripley. 

Box 49. Loss on building, $143. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Given by Occupied by Tillson, Coburn, & Co., shirt manufacturers. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $1,002. Insurance on contents, $30,000. 

Occupied by Cumner, Jones, & Co., tailors' trimmings. 

Insurance on contents, $65,000. 

Originated on 5th 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, 5. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 241 Beacon St. Four stories high ; size, 24 X 60. Material, 

14th. brick. 

11.40 x.m.. Owned by E. R. Morse. 

Still. Occupied by E. R. Morse, as dwelling, 
Given by Originated in the chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of soot. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 



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Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Burnt out. 



Saturday. No. 18 Norwich St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 26 X 52. 

15th. Material, wood. 

10.20 a.m. Owned by P. McKenna. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 

Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, defective chimney. 
First company at fire, Repair Shop Hose. 
First water, Repair Shop Hose. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Repair 

Shop Hose. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Saturday. No. 3U India St. One story high; size, 12 X 25. Material, wood. 

15th. Owned by Frank Chesley. 
6.17 p.m. Occupied by F. Chesley et als., weigher and gauger. 
Box 37. Loss on building, $50. 

Given by Loss on contents, $57. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Police. 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, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 49 Hudson St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. 

16th. Owned by J. T. O'Connor. 

10.30 a.m. Occupied by B. W. Whalen, as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on building, $2. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Citizen. Cause, thawing out pipes. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 



Material, brick. 



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Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Patrolman Haley, of Engine No. 7, discovered and extin- 
guished this fire without giving an alarm. 



Sunday. No. 625 E. Second St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 35. 

16th. Material, wood. 

11.39 a.m. Owned by heirs of P. Quinn. 
Box 136. Occupied by Mrs. Quinn et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $116. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $255. Insurance on contents, $700) 

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

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 

First water, Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines 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. 

Monday. No. 20 Elm St. Four stories high ; size, 30 X 45. Material, brick. 

17th. Owned by A. M. Thomas. 
10.39 p.m. Occupied by J. B. Kelley, as dining-room. 
Box 18. Loss on building, $45. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
G-iven by Originated in the cellar. 
Police. Cause, leaky gas-pipe. 

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, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, '25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. North Harvard St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 32. 

18th. Material, wood. 

3.35 a.m. Owned by M. Moley. 
Box 574. Unoccupied dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $1,000. Insurance on building, $1,850. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

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, 3. 



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

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — Engineer Brackett, of Cambridge, with No. 1 Engine, 

responded, and rendered efficient aid. 



Tuesday. No. 61 Salem St. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 40. Material, brick. 

18th. Owned by Thomas Kingsbury. 

9.28 p.m. Occupied by S. Grenstein. 
Box 17. Loss on contents, $112. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Police. Cause, explosion of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by citizens before the department arrived. 

Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. Neponset Ave., cor. Minot St. Two stories high; size, -40 X 60. 
19th. Material, wood. 

10.43 a.m. Owned by J. S. Eastman. 

Box 342. Occupied by E. F. Field et als., as store and dwellings. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of naphtha. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 20. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 17, 20 ; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. Warren Ave. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 36 X 40. Ma- 
19th. terial, wood. 

6.40 p.m. Owned by Dickson heirs. 

Still. Occupied by J. M. Ayers, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective grate. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
First water, Engine No. 28. 
Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 



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

Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 46 School St. Four stories high; size, 38 X 52 ; 14 X 21. Ma- 
20th. terial, brick. 

7.30 p.m. Owned by Wm. Bogle. 
Box 41. Occupied by several parties, as coal-closet. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Police. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being thrown into street. 



Sunday. No. 16 Lindall Place. Three stories high ; size, 16 X 32. Mate- 

23d. rial, brick. 

10.10 p.m. Owned by J. Q. Blake. 
Box 26. Occupied by J. Royal et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, breaking kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 3; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Monday. No. 103 Revere St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 36. Material, 

24th. brick. 

12.45 p.m. Owned by Daniel Chamberlain. 

Still. Occupied by W. H. Richardson, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
First water, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 



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

Tuesday. No. 571 and 573 Atlantic Ave. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 70. 

25th. Material, brick. 

8.43^ p.m. Owned by Robert Bishop. 
Box 48. Occupied by Robert Bishop, cotton waste. 
Given by Loss on building, $185. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Occupied by Mathews & Crocker, wool dealers. 

Loss on contents, $375. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 

Originated in the basement. 

Cause, unknown. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 15, 25, 2G ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 28 India Wharf. Four stories high ; size, 25 X 40. Material, 
26th. brick. 

8.40 a.m. Owned by India Wharf Corporation, 

Still. Occupied by W. Halford, sauce manufacturer. 
Given by Originated in the cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, carelessness in thawing out pipes. 
First 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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Nos. 14 and 16 Pearl St. Five stories high; size, 47 X 104. Ma- 
26th. terial, granite. 

5.36 p.m. Owned by J. S. Craft. 

Still. Occupied by Bicycle Club, as riding-school. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, escaping steam from pipe. 

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

Force under command of Foreman Frost. 

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

No fire. Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. No. 50 Lincoln St. Three stories high; size, 12 X 14. 
26th. brick. 

8.55 p.m. Owned by Whiting heirs. 



Material, 



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Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by J. Gorman, as junk store. 

Loss on contents, $6. 

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, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. 
26th. 
11.35 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 190 Bowen St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by heirs Dame estate. 
Occupied by Mrs. E. T. Croak, as dwelling. 
Loss on building, $10. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, upsetting kerosene oil-can.. 
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 by buckets of water. 

Thursday. No. 639 Washington St. 

27th. Cause, smoke from plumber's furnace. 
7.17 a.m. First company at box, Engine No. 26. 
Box 53. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 6. 

Citizen. Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
No fire. Needless alarm. 

Thursday. No. 59 Chestnut St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 50. Material, 

27th. brick. 

10.45 a.m. Owned by E. Johnson. 

Still. Occupied by E. Johnson, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $7,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

Force under command of Hoseman Bayley. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 214 State St. Five stories high; size 20 X 60. Material, 

28th. brick. 

7.24 p.m. Owned by Holmes heirs. 



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Box 38. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $277. Insurance on building, .$5,000. 
Occupied by Humphrey & Co., commission merchants. 
Loss on contents, §1,863. Insurance on contents, $10,000. 
Occupied by R. Tute & Co., tea dealers. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Originated on 2d 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. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



M ABC M. 

Saturday. False alarm. m 

1st. First company at box, Engine No. 26. 

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

Box 42. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 
Unknown. Ladder Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 



Sunday. 
2d. 
9.47£ p.m. 
Box 51. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 85 Purchase St. One story high; size, 28 X 78. Material, 
brick. 

Owned by Thomas Mins. 

Occupied by Hodgkins & Blodgett, paper stock. 

Loss on building, $103. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

Loss on contents, $800. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2; Fire 
Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 63 Hampden St. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 50 ; Material, 

3d. brick. Ell, wood; size, 17 X 25. 

1.45 a.m. Owned by Emigrant Savings-Bank. 



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March. 
Box 212. 
Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by M. J. Mellen, carriage manufacturer. 

Loss on building, $525. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Loss on contents, $2,000. Insurance on contents, $3,500. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at eire, Engine No. 23. 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23 ; Hook 

Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose No. 7; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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Monday. No. 85 Purchase St. 

3d. Cause, rekindling of paper in passage-way. 

3.55 a.m. First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
Box 47. First water, Engine No. 25. 
Given by Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Fire Patrol. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Monday. Nos. 242 and 254 Albany St. and 100 Lehigh St. 

3d. Number 242 Albany St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 140. Ell, 

7.26 p.m. 30 X 150. Material, wood. 
7.35 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Stratton. 
Box 65. Loss on building, $2,850. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by Chas. H. Hamm, as lumber sheds. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10,650. Insurance on contents, $17,200. 

Number 254 Albany St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 150. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by J. M. Jones. 

Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Occupied by Furber & Bailey, as lumber shed. 
Loss on contents, $75. Insurance on contents, $15,000. 
Number 100 Lehigh St. Two stories high; size, 18 X 20. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by W. E. Gutterson. 

Loss on building, $55. Insurance on building, $600. 
Occupied by W. E. Gutterson, as office and lumber-yard. 
Loss on contents, $420. Insurance on contents, $5,900. 
Originated in Ell of 242 Albany St. Extended to 254 Albany and 100 

Lehigh .St. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 8. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 7, 10, 15, 23, 25, 26; Hook 
and Ladder Nos. 3, 5, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8, 9; Chemical Engines 
Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 

Damage to buildings. No. 242 Albany street, considerable ; Ell de- 
stroyed. No. 254 Albany street, slight. No. 100 Lehigh street, slight. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. On board schooner Mary Baker, Lewis wharf. 

4th. .Owned by Mr. Holmes. 
9.25 p.m. Occupied as coasting schooner. 

Still. Loss on contents, $100. 
Given by Originated in pantry. 
Police. Cause, unknown. 

• Damage to schooner, slight. 
Confined to schooner. 
Extinguished by Patrolman Pierce with the assistance of Police Boat. 



Wednesday. No. 1 Wilbur Court. Three stories high ; size, 28 X 29. Material, 
5th. brick. 

7.58 p.m. Owned by P. J. Hackett. 
Box 183. Occupied by P. J. Keefe et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $800. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, supposed to have caught from lamp. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2; 

Hose No. 6 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. Dorchester Ave. Two stories high; size, 30 X 50. Material, wood. 
5th. Owned by Wm. Glover. 

8.26 p.m. Occupied by J. O. Dunham & Son, as laundry. 
Box 323. Originated on 2d floor. 
Given by Cause, overheated stove. 
Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 
First water, Engine No. 17. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 



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

No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Orient Heights, East Boston. Two and one-half stories high; 
5th. size, 23 X 30. Material, wood, 

11.15 p.m. Owned by S. E. Sprague. 

Box 175. Loss on building, $3,000. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by S. E. Sprague, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, 050. Insurance on contents, $400. 
Occupied by Saml. Winslow, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, .$400. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building. 
Cause, unknown. 

Eirst company at fire, Hose No. 6. 
Force under command of Engineeer Dunbar. 
Number of engineers present. 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2; 

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 

Remarks. — There was no water near enough to be of any service ; 
consequently the engines did not work. 

Thursday. No. 109 Chauncy St. Five stories high; size, 20X50. Material, 
6th. brick. 

2.18 a.m. Owned by Mrs. C. Richardson. 
Box 53. Occupied by T. H. Connell, as hotel. 
Given by Loss on building, $8. Insurance on building, .$10,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $30. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 5th floor. 
Cause, breaking of kerosene-lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 25 Genesee St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 35. Material, 

6th. wood. 

12.35 p.m. Owned by Daniel Sullivan. 

Still. Occitpied by D. Shea et als., as store and dwelling. 

Given by Insurance on building, $1,500. 

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Cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

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 extinguishers. 

Friday. Nos. 21 and 23 Haverhill St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 60. 

7th. Material, brick. 

0.40 a.m. Owned by Helen Kent. 

Box 19. Occupied by G. S. Robinson et als., marble works. 
Given by Loss on building, $158. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 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. 



Friday. No. 227 Dorchester Ave. One story high; size, 30 X 60. Material, 

7th. wood. 

11.30 p.m. Owned by W. I. Tuckerman. 

Still. Occupied by W. I. Tuckerman, as blacksmith shop. , 

Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, hot iron igniting the anvil block. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First water, Engine No. 15. 
Force under command of Hoseman Noonan. 
Company present, Engine No. 15. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. Magazine St. One story high ; size, 40 X 40. Material, brick. 

9th. Owned by H. B. Arnold & Co. • 

10.10 p.m. Occupied by H. B. Arnold & Co., as rendering-works. 
Box 319. Originated on 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 



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Monday. 

10th. 
10.17 p.m. 

Box 53. 
Given by 

Police. 



Companies pkesent, Engines Nos. 12, 17, 21, 23; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 4, 7; Hose No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 

No. 22 Beach St. Bear. Five stories high; size, 30 X 100. Ma- 
terial, brick. 

Owned by Mrs. Alice Gilbert. 

Unoccupied. 

Loss on building, $3,500. Insurance on building, $7,500. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building. 

Cause, incendiary. 

Eirst company at eire, Engine No. 26. 

Eirst water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number or engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Cbemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Bemarks. — Hoseman Griffin, of Engine No. 4, was severely injured 
by falling through a scuttle at this fire. 



Tuesday. No. 90 Merrimac St. Two stories hi A; size, 20 X 42. Material, 

11th. brick. 

9.13 p.m. Owned by Jessie Holbrook. 
Box 8. Occupied by Frank Quinn, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $1,600. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $75. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing with fire. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 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. 



Wednesday. Insane Asylum, First St. One story high ; size, 20 X 40. Material, 
12th. wood. 

7.32^ p.m. Owned by City of Boston. 
Box 138. Occupied by City of Boston, as piggery. 
Given by Loss on building, .$500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, wood-work too near stove. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 



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March. 

First water, Hose No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 8 Walnut Pl. Four stories high; size, 17X32. Material, 
12th. brick. 

8 p.m. Owned by D. F. Flagg. 
Still. Occupied by E. Donovan, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $50. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, breaking of kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Force .under command of Assistant Foreman LeCain. 

Company present, Engine No. 23. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — A young child was badly burned, and died soon after. 



Thursday. Eastern R.R. Hay depot. One story high ; size, 25 X 200. Ma- 

15th. terial, brick. 

2.29 a.m. Owned by Eastern R.R. Co. 

Box 414. Loss on building, $475. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by Gilman & Co., as store-house. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $73. Insurance on contents, $148. 

Occupied by Hosmer, Crampton, & Hammond, as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Occupied by G. W. Simpson, as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $100. 

Occupied by Sawin & Co., as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $72. 

Occupied by Hamblin & Wright, as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $90. 

Occupied by Plumber & Co., as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $150. 

Occupied by E. W. Murray & Co., as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $45. 

Occupied by W. F. Wade & Son, as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $72. 

Occupied by B. B. Kennison, as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $27. 

Occupied by E. P. Edwards, as store-house. 

Loss on contents, $72. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 



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FlRST COMPANY AT FIRE, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

1, 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

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Thursday. No. 267 Causeway St. Four stories high; size, 33 X 66. Material, 
13th. brick. 

12 p.m. Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Box 12. Occupied by J. J. Sullivan, as furniture manufactory. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Police. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 16 Concord Square. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 

14th. 18 X 36. Material, brick. 

1.294 a.m. Owned by Dr. Cutler. 
Box 76. Occupied by Mrs. Geo. Pippen. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Police. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, ignition of window-curtain from match. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 1421 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 18 X 50. Mate- 

14th. rial, brick. 

7.16 a.m. Owned by B. Corey. 

Box 73. Occupied by Geo. Ladd, as boarding-house. 

Given by Originated in the basement. 

Citizen. Cause, smoke from furnace. 

First company at box, Engine No. 3. 



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

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 10, 22, 23, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 4; Hose No. 5; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building none. 
Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Eridat. Eire in Milton. 
14th. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

7.57 a.m. Force pder command of Engineer Hewins. 

Box 352. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20; Hook and Ladder 

Member. No. 6. 

Remarks. — Engines Nos. 16, 19, Hook and Ladder No. 6, went to the 
fire ; but the occupants had extinguished it before the department 
arrived. The other companies went only to the box, and then re- 
turned to quarters. 

Friday. No. 15 Water St. Five stories high; size, 30 X 100. Material, 

14th. brick. 

10.26 p.m. Owned by Timothy Carter. 
Box 41. Occupied by T. E. Ross, barber. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 

Friday. False alarm. 

14th. First company at box, Engine No. 26. 

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

Box 42. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26; Hook and Lad- 
Unknown, der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Remarks. — The box door was found open. 



Friday. Marginal St. One story high ; size 21 X 90. Material, wood. 

14th. Owned by Eastern R.R. Co. 

11.36 p.m. Occupied by Eastern R.R. Co. as blacksmith shop. 

Box 153. Originated near the forge. 

Given by Cause, cinders from the forge. 

Police. First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 



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Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

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



Saturday. Wabon St., French's Woods. 
15th. Owned by J. French. 

4.45 p.m. Originated in brush. 

Still. Cause, set by boys. 

Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
Citizen. Force under command of Engineman Riley. 
Company present, Engine No. 24. 
Damage, none. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



Sunday. No. 141 and 143 Sumner St. Three stories high; size, 32 X 120. 

16th. Material, wood. 

1.56 a.m. Owned by Hill & Wright. 
Box 182. Occupied by Hill & Wright, as cooper shop. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Police. Cause, sparks from furnace. 

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, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2 ; 
Hose No. 6 ; Fire Boat. * 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Swett St. One story high ; size, 16 X 33. Material, wood. 
16th. Owned by A. D. Williams. 
11.14^ p.m. Unoccupied. 
Box 238. Loss on building, $10. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

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

No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



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March. 
Monday. 

17th. 
0.31 A.M. 
Box 419. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 9 Winchester St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 30. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by F. 0. Reed & Co. 
Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Loss on building, $120. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Loss on contents, $25. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, rats and matches. 
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, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 76 Middlesex St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 36. Material, 
19th. brick. 

8.40 a.m. Owned by Mr. Plangeman. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Brown, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, clothing too near stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Foreman Riley. 
Company present, Engine No. 3. 
Damage, to building none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 35 School St. Three stories high; size, 39 X 63. Material, 
19th. brick. 

9.22 p.m. Owned by W. J. Niles heirs. 

Box 36. Occupied by A. F. Rath, as cigar store. 

Given by Loss on building, $630. Insurance on building, $69,500. 

Police. Loss on contents, $4,500. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

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Cause, unknown. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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Wednesday. 
19th. 

9.40 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 21 School St. Four stories high ; size 24 X 96 ; Material, brick. 
Owned by J. E. Codraan. 
Occupied by J. H. Packard, as coal-closet. 
Originated on 2d 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, 2. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by engine stream. 

Remarks. — The rest of the department were at work on fire No. 35 
School street. 



Wednesday. No. 6 Bedford St. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 45. Material, 
19th. brick. 

10.30^ p.m. Owned by Renouf Estate. 
Box 43. Loss on building, $565. Insurance on building, $24,000. 
Given by Occupied by D. B. Hatch, boxes. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $600. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Occupied by D. Connell et als., as workshops. 
Loss on contents, $400. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Extended to 5th 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, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



Thursday. No. 45 Joy St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 27 X 33. Ma- 
20th. terial, brick. 

1.50 p.m. Owned by H. M. Bowers. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Peterson, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Police. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 
Damage to building, none. 
CoNFiiNED to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Extinguished by Laddermen Wells and Littleton with- 
out giving an alarm. 



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Maech. 

Thursday. 
20th. 
6.14 p.m. 
Box 248. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



B. & P. E.B. Repair Shop. One and one-half stories high ; size, 

60 X 250. Material, wood. 
Owned by B. & P. R.R. Co. 

Occupied by B. & P. R.R. Co., as carpenter's shop. 
Originated on the roof. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
"Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14,23; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 1 Webster court. Four stories high ; size, 18 X 20. Material, 

21st. brick. 

10.29 a.m. Owned by Franklin Savings Bank. 

Box 9. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $1,667. 
Given by Occupied by H. Farren, as dwelling. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on the 4th floor. 

Cause, ignition of rags stuffed in flue. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

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



Friday. Nos. 209 and 211 State St. Five stories high; size, 28 X 125. Ma- 

21st. terial, granite. 

7.23 p.m. Owned by heirs J. D. Williams. 

Still. Occupied by S. S. Pierce and others, as storage. 
Given by Cause of alarm, steam from pipe on roof. 
Fire Patrol. First company at box, 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. 
Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Saturday. No. 535 Washington St. Five stories high; size, 36 X 100. Mate- 

22d. rial, brick. 

4.30 p.m. Owned by D. J. Hastings. 

Still. Occupied by A. G. Taylor and others. 

Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $20,000. 

Police. Originated on 2d floor. 



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Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Engineer Eegan. 

Company present, Engine No. 26. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Saturday. No. 847 Washington St. Four stories high ; size, 36 X 86. Mate- 

22d. rial, brick. 

10.27 p.m. Owned by Mass. Gen. Hospital. 
Box 67. Occupied by L. M. Corcoran and others, window-shades. 
Given by Loss on building, .$40. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $300. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 

Monday. No. 158 Tremont St. Four stories high; size, 24 X 100. Material, 

24th. brick. 

7.50 p.m. Owned by M. B. Inches. 

Still. Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by Kent & Hall, tailors. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 

Occupied by Boston Whist Club and others. 

Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Engineer Regan. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 26. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Monday. Nos. 32 and 34 Essex St. Four stories high ; size, 45 X 50. Mate- 

24th. rial, brick. 

9.25 p.m. Owned by A. C. Baldwin. 

Box 53. Occupied by Miss M. E. Allen, as ladies' gymnasium. 

Given by Loss on building, $195. Insurance on building, $20,000. 

Police. Insurance on contents, 



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Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First avater, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



Monday. No. 1114 Washington St. Two stories high; size, 12 X 25. Mate- 

24th. rial, wood. 

10.29 p.m. Owned by Curtis heirs. 
Box 72. Occupied by M. Powers, plumber. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. 
Police. Loss on contents, $ 10. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 

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

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

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 22, 23, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. Faneuil St. One and one-half stories high; size, 14 X 30. Mate- 

25th. rial, wood. 

10.40 p.m. Owned by Duncklee heirs. 
Box 569. Unoccupied dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $250. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 49 and 51 Temple Place. 
27th. Material, brick. 

7.56 p.m. Owned by D. D. Slade. 



Four stories high; size, 22 X 4c 



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March. 
Box 43. 
Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by several parties, as stores. 

Loss on building, $290. Insurance on building, $10,000. 

Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $20,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 

Cause, 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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



Thursday. No. 9 Bromfield St. Five stories high; size, 25 X 40. Material, 
27th. brick. 

8.58 p.m. Owned by L. P. Bartlett. 
Box 41. Occupied by J. Kolb, barber. 
Given by Loss on building, §15. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 498 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 78. Ma- 
27th. terial, granite. 

9.32 p.m. Owned by E. E. Clark. 

Box 43. uccupied by E. Warren et als., millinery, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, 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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



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March. 
Friday. 

28th. 
7.09 a.m. 
Box 146. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 717 E. Seventh St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by P. Sowden. 

Occupied by Mr. Allen et als., as dwellings. 

Originated in chimney. 

Cause, ignition of soot. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by throwing salt down chimney. 



Saturday. No. 142 Kneeland St. Three stories high; size, 48 X 60. Ma- 
29th. terial, brick. 

6.25 p.m. Owned by Wm. Bangs. 

Still. Occupied by M. W. Chase, as brass foundery. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $1,100. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, overheated furnace. 

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 buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 23 Avon St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 65. Material, brick. 

29th. Owned by Miss C. Morgan. 
10.37 p.m. Loss on building, $105. Insurance on building, $1,200. 

Still. Occupied by F. G. Dayton, as dining-room. 

Given by Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Citizen. Occupied by J. Chadwick, tailor. 
Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated in basement. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Hoseman Allison. # 

Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Sunday. No. 298 Tremont St. Two stories high; size, 24 X 48. Material, 

30th. wood. 

11.26 p.m. Owned by Flagg heirs. 



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March. 
Box 61. 

Given by- 
Citizen. 



Occupied by M. B. Bacharach, as cigar store. 

Insurance on building, $500. 

Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated in the yard. 

Cause, throwing lighted cigar among paper. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage, none. 
Confined to yard. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Monday. No. 23 Medford St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

31st. wood. 

10.57 a.m. Owned by Mr. Mullen. 

Box 434. Occupied by Mr. Mullen et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

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; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 33 Commonwealth Ave. Four stories high ; size, 30 X 90. Ma- 

31st. terial, brick. 

5.18 p.m. Owned by C. A. Dalton. 
Box 63. Occupied by C. A. Dalton, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Police. Cause, ignition of soot in chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number. of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Monday. Rear Parker St. One and one-half stories high; size, 16 X 30. 

31st. Material, wood. 

6.29 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Mary Gillen. 



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March. 
Box 84. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 

31st. 
7.23 p.m. 

Box 62. 
Given by 

Police. 



Monday. 

31st. 

9.41 p.m. 

Box 18. 

Given by 

Fire Patrol. 



Occupied by T. Dolan, as junk store. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, barrel too near stove. 

Pirst company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

Porce under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 10, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engines Nos. 2, 3. 
Damage to building, slight; 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Kear No. 794 Washington St. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 36. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by Foster heirs. 
Occupied by Delue & Dugan, carpenters. 
Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $600. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

No. 24 Elm St. Four stories high ; size, 45 X 60. Material, brick. 

Owned by A. M. Thomas. 

Unoccupied store. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 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. 



Monday. False alarm. 

31st. First company at box, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

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

Box 64. Number of engineers present, 6. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Unknown. No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engine Nos. 1, 2. 



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March. 
Monday. 

31st. 

10.56 p.m. 

Box 421. 

Given by 

Police. 



Charles-river Ave. Engine-house, one story high ; size, 10 X 20. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by J. A. Wellington. 
Loss on building, $50. 
Occupied by J. A. Wellington. 
Loss on contents, $50. 

Dwelling. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 85. Material, wood. 
Owned by Lockwood heirs. 
Loss on building, $150. 
Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Originated in engine-house. Extended to Lockwood's building. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at pire, Hose No. 3. 
First water, Hose No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

1, 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to dwelling, slight. Engine-house, totally destroyed. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



APRIL. 

Tuesday. No. 117 Hanover St. Four stories high; size, 24 X 24. Material, 

1st. brick. 

7.25 a.m. Owned by Beals heirs. 

Box 17. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $3,200. 
Given by Occupied by C. A. Spencer, sign-painter. 
Police. Loss on contents, $60. Insurance on contents, $200. 

Occupied by G. B. Hamlin, printer. 

Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $1,200. 

Occupied by M. N. Myers, cap-dealer. 

Loss on contents, $42. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, carelessly building fire in stove with turpentine. 

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, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 391 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 53 X 70. Mate- 

lst. rial, brick. 

10.29 p.m. Owned by J. Cole (trustee). 



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April. 
Box 41. 

Given by 
Police. 



Unoccupied. 

Originated in the basement. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 5. 

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



Wednesday. Eear No. 660 East Broadway. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 
2d. 20 X 30. Material, wood. 

8 p.m. Owned by J. C. Brown. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as tenement-house. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, upsetting kerosene-lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 765 Washington St. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 80. Mate- 
2d. rial, brick. 

10.44£ p.m. Owned by the Fifty Associates. 
Box 67. Occupied by D. Caro et als., fancy goods, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $9,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $700. Insurance on contents, $2,300. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
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, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 44 Charter St 

3d. Material, brick. 

4.30 p.m. Owned by Mr. Fiske. 

Still. Occupied by J. W. Johnson, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 2d floor. 



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Cause, defective flue. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — This fire was discovered and extinguished by Assistant 
Foreman Smith, patrol of Engine No. 8, without giving an alarm. 

Friday. No. 6 Smith Ave. Four stories high ; size 21X33. Material, 

4th. brick. 

1.35 p.m. Owned by Suffolk Savings Bank. 
Box 215. Occupied by R. Blanton et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $16. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, clothing too near stove. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 22, 23; Hookand Ladder 
No. 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 247 Washington St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 34 

5th. X 50. Material, brick. 

10.50 p.m. Owned by H. B. Rogers. 

Box 41. Occupied by Saturday Evening Express, as printing-office. 
Given by Loss on building, $125. Insurance on building, $25,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 



Sunday. No. 412 and 414 Albany St. Lumber in yard. 

6th. Owned by Blackler & Sheppard. 

1.44 p.m. Loss on building, $375. Insurance on building, $1,200. 1 
Box 69. Occupied by G. H. Peters. 

Given by Loss on contents, $1,000. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Fire Patrol. Originated in lumber. 
Cause, incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 



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Sunday. 

6th. 
9.15 p.m. 
Box 569. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Sunday. 

6th. 
9.45£ p.m. 

Box 19. 
Given by 

Police. 



Monday. 

7th. 
5.30 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



First water, Engine No. 3. 

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

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 7, 15, 22, 23, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 4, 5 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Cor. Washington and Foster Sts. Two stories high; size, 35 X 

70. Material, wood. 
Owned by Wm. Scallon. 
Occupied by Wm. Scallon, as dwelling. 
Insurance on building, $6,000.- 
Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine No. 29; Hook and Ladder No. 11; 

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

No. 294 Causeway St. Two stories high ; size, 27 X 50. Material > 

wood. 
Owned by J. Goodnow. 
Occupied by J. Goodnow, as lumber sheds. 
Loss on building, $808. Insurance on building, $2,050. 
Loss on contents, $3,096. Insurance on contents, $13,500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
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, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Oakland St., in the woods. 

Cause, set by boys. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 

Force under command of Foreman Fenno. 

Company present, Engine No. 19. 

Damage, none. 

Confined to woods. 

Extinguished by being beat out. 



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April. 
Tuesday. 

8th. 
7.02 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 17 Rochester St. Four stories high ; size,' 20 X 40. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Mrs. Larid. 

Occupied by Mrs. Lynch et als., as dwellings. 
Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Loss on contents, $30. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Force under command of Foreman Riley, Engine No. 3. 
Companies present, Engines No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Hyde Park Ave. Brush fire. 

8th. Owned by Mr. Benton. 

7.15 p.m. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Still. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Given by Force under command of Driver Lewis. 
Police. Company present, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Damage, none. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 

Tuesday. No. 3001 Washington St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

8th. terial, brick. 

7.42 p.m. Owned by Mr. Sherman. 

Still. Occupied by J. N. Bullard, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause of alarm, smoke beating down from chimney. 
Citizen. First company, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Driver Gay. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. Nos. 57 and 59 Kingston St. Two stories high; size, 75 X 90. 
9th. Material, wood. 

9.10 p.m. Owned by Bigelow heirs. 

Box 52. Loss on building, $428. Insurance on building, $4,500. 
Given by Occupied by Whitney Bros., paper and twine. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $1,000. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Occupied by W. C. Fiske & Co., produce. 
Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, 
Occupied by W. S. Perkins, cigars. 
Insurance on contents, $350. 
Occupied by Litchfield & Pope, painters. 
Insurance on contents, $400. 
Occupied by other parties. 



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

Cause, incendiary. 

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, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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



Wednesday. Wyoming St. In the woods. 
9th. Owned by Jonathan French. 

12.15 p.m. Cause, set by boys. 

Still. First company at fire, Engine No. 24. 
Given by Force under command of Engineman Riley. 
Citizen. Company present, Engine No. 24. 
Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 

Thursday. False alarm. 

10th. First company at box, Engine No. 8. 

1.42 a.m. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Box 3. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
Unknown. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 

Saturday. No. 4 Hartford St. One story high; size, 22X40. Material, 

12th. iron and wood. 

6.05 p.m. Owned by Frederick Jones. 

Still. Occupied by Wm. Wood, junk-dealer. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Police. Cause, unknown. 

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 being thrown into street. 



Saturday. Cor. Malden and Albany Sts. 

12th. Owned by Ira Russell. 
8.12£ p.m. Occupied by Ira Russell, as lumber-yard. 
Box 68. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $14,000. 
Given by Originated in lumber-yard. 
Police. Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 12, 13, 22, 25 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; 

Fire Boat. 
Damage, slight. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. First, near B St. Two stories high; size, 40 X 60. Material, 

13th. wood. 

10.17 p.m. Owned by A. P. Morse. 

Box 121. Occupied by D. T. Mills, as storehouse for lumber. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $150. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. Cor. Dover and Albany Sts. Four stories high; size, 45X100. 

13th. Material, wood. 

11 p.m. Owned by Stetson & Pope. 

Still. Unoccupied. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Member. Cause, incendiary. 

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 being smothered. 



Sunday. Washington, near Rockland St. One story high ; size, 21 X 63. 

13th. Material, wood. 

10.41 p.m. Owned by Andrew Stone. 
Box 571 Occupied by C. & F. Davis, as bakehouse. 
Given by Loss -on building, $28. Insurance on building 
Police. Loss on contents, $20. 

Originated around boiler in basement. 
Cause, defective setting of boiler. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 
First water, Engine No. 29. 



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April. 



Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 6 Bulfinch Place. Four stories high ; size, 23 X 45. Material, 

14th. brick. 

7.05 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Chase. 

Still. Occupied by C. M. Reed, as boarding-house. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Caused by building fire with kerosene-oil. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. Cor. Washington and Foster Sts. Two stories high; size, 35 X 

14th. 70. Material, wood. 

9.56 p.m. Owned by Wm. Scallon. 
Box 569. Occupied by Wm. Scallon, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 

Originated on 2d floor of ell. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. * 

First water, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Enginer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force 



Tuesday. No. 3l£ Thatcher St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 

15th. 27. Material, wood. 

1.03 p.m. Owned by Mr. Boardman. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as tenement-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $30, Insurance on building, $600. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 



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April. 



Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 92 Broad St. Eour stories high; size, 20 X 45. Material, brick. 

15th. Owned by J. Quincy estate. 
8.24 p.m. Occupied by Boston Nut Co., manufacturers. 

Still. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 
Given by Eirst company at box, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Automatic Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Telegraph. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 62 K St. Three stories high ; size, 13 X 30. Material, wood. 

18th. Owned by Mrs. Kelley. 

4.20 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Sullivan et als., as dwellings. 

Still. Originated in chimney. 
Given by Cause, soot taking fire. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Assistant Engineman Ferrin. 

Company present, Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 118 to 124 Brookline St. Three stories high; size, 60 X 80. 

20th. Material, wood. 

0.21 p.m. Owned by D. P. Nichols & Co. 

Box 93. Loss on building, $4,868. Insurance on building, $5,600. 
Given by Occupied by D. P. Nichols & Co., as carriage factory. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,9G0. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Occupied by J. Hawthorne, as storage for coaches. 

Loss on contents, $1,390. Insurance on contents, 81.500. 

Occupied by several parties. 

Loss on contents, $2,500. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

First water, Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23; Hook and Ladder 
No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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April. 
Wednesday. 
23d. 
5.09 p.m. 
Box 46. 
Given by 
Police. 



No. 118£ Milk St. Five stories high; size, 35X45. Material, 

granite. 
Owned by Thompson heirs. 

Loss on building, $943. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Occupied by Crosby, Steam Gauge Co. 

Loss on contents, $2,200. Insurance on contents, $10,000. 
Occupied by Page, Harding & Co., Glass Co. 
Loss on contents, $1,600. Insurance on contents, $39,000. 
Occupied by H. W. Peabody, Commission Merchant. 
Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 6th floor. 
Cause, overheated chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

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



Thursday. Ellsworth Pl. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 30. Material, wood. 
24th. Owned by John Clasby. 
1.50 a.m. Occupied by M. Connell, as dwelling. 
Box 514. Loss on building, $480. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Police. Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force cnder command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 24, 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 

Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 7 North Square. Four stories high; size, 20 X 32. Material, 
24th. brick. 

8.25 p.m. Owned by John Doynan. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. McCann, as sailor boarding-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Hoseman Smith. 



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April. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. « 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Thursday. Rear No. 42 Simmons St. Fire in fence. 
24th. Owned by Bigelow Paper Co. 
12.19 p.m. Fence around buildings occupied by theRoxbury Carpet Co. 

Still. Loss on fence, $ 3. 
Given by Cause, children playing with fire. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Foreman Freeman. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 13, 14. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to fence. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Friday. Shed, Fitchburg R. R. One story high; size, 60 X 350. Material, 

25th. brick. 

7.07 a.m. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. 
Box 414. Occupied by Fitchburg R.R., as freight depot. 
Given by Originated on the floor. 
Citizen. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 : 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 36 Union Park. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 50. Material, 

25th. brick. 

7.22 a.m. Owned by Mrs.. J. Butters. 
Box 93. Occupied by Mrs. J. Butters, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, smoke from furnace. 
Citizen. First company at box, Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Friday. Cottage Ave., W. Roxbury. Two stories high; size, 40 X 60. Ma- 
25th. terial, wood. 

7.53 a.m. Owned by J. G. "Whitney. 
Box 543. Occupied by J. G. Whitney, as dwelling. 
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April. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $12,000. 

Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Chemical Engines Nos. 4, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 24 Hampshire St. Two stories high ; size, 19 X 23. Material, 

25th. wood. 

8.10 a.m. Owned by Solomon Sanborn. 

Still. Occupied by Wm. Harper, baker. 
Given by Cause, smoke from stove. 
Citizen. First company at box, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Foreman Freeman. 
Company present, Engine No. 13. 
Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 

Friday. False alarm. 

25th. First company at box, Engine No. 7. 

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

Box 52. Number of engineers present, 6. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
Unknown, der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 



Saturday. Nos. 71 and 73 High St., and 6 Elm St. Both two stories high; 

26th. size, 20 X 20 ; 30 X 50. Material, wood. 

1.27 a.m. Owned by Jacop heirs. 

Box 441. Loss on building, $315. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by No. 71 occupied by Union store. 
Member. Loss on contents, $200. 

No. 73 occupied by Mr. Rankin, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $90. Insurance on contents, $500. 

No. 6 occupied by Hope Association, as club-room. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Orginated on 1st floor, No. 71. Extended to dwelling and club-room, 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

First water, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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April. 
Saturday. 
26th. 

7.14 A.M. 

Box 564. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Rear of Western Ave. One and one-half stories high; size. 

32 X 45. Material, wood and brick. 
Owned by Geo. Upton. 
Occupied by Geo. Upton, as glue-works. 
Loss on building, $75. 
Originated in the dry-house. 
Cause, sparks in steam-flue. 

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, and Engine No. 1 of Cambridge ; 

Hook and Ladder No. 11 ; Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 1 Bay St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Mate- 
26th. rial, brick. 

7.35 p.m. Owned by Daniel Shea. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Kohles, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $5. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, upsetting of kerosene-lamp. 
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 by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 32 Faneuil Hall Square. Five stories high; size, 30 X 60. 

26th. jMaterial, brick. 

8.45 p.m. Owned by Greenleaf heirs. 

Box 16. Occupied by E. W. Merrill, shoe manufacturer, and others. 
Given by Loss on building, $156. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 

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, Engines 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. 
I Extinguished by regular force. 



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City Document No. 62. 



April. 
Saturday. 

26th. 

10.06 p.m. 

Box 19. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 33 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 11 X 34. Mate- 
rial, brick. 

Owned by Thomas Gaffield. 

Occupied by Geo. C. Cable, printer. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, incendiary 

First company at pire, Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines 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 by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Charles River Ave. Two stories high ; size, 32 X 76. Materia^ 

26th. wood. 

10.17 p.m. Owned by Lockwood heirs. 
Box 421. Occupied by Wellington & Co., as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $900. Insurance on building, $3,300. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Saturday. Nos. 116 and 118 North St. 

26th. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

11.45 p.m. First company at box, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Box 17. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 4. 
Police. Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Remarks. — No fire; needless alarm. 



Sunday. No. 2334 Washington St. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 80. Ma- 

27th. terial, wood. 

0.7 a.m. Owned by Newburyport Savings Bank. 

Box 239. Occupied by C. C. Perry, provisions. 

Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $5,000. 

Police. Originated on the 1st floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 



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April. 



First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Sunday. In the "Woods, between Baker and Spring Sts., West Roxbury. 

27th. Owned by West Roxbury Land Co. 

7.19 p.m. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Box 546. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 2. 
Police. Companies present, Engine No. 2S; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 
Chemical Engines Nos. 4, 7. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 400 Shawmut Ave. Four stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

28th. brick. 

12.05 p.m. Owned by J. P. & D. R. Palmer. 

Still. Occupied by John Edwards, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $25. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Foreman Lovell. 
Company present, Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. Swett St. Two stories high ; size, 24 X 45. Material, wood. 

28th. Owned by A. D. Williams. 

11.38 p.m. Occupied by C. E. Masten, as fire-works factory. 
Box 238. Originated under 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, incendiary. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 23: 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

No. 4; Hose No. 7; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Tuesday. Nos. 73-75 E. Chester Park. 

29th. 25 X 30. Material, wood. 

9.20 p.m. Owned by L. B. Dow. 



Two and one-half stories high; size, 



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April. 
Box 82. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Unoccupied. 

Originated in shed No. 73. Extended to shed No. 75, 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23, 

First water, Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number or engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular foree. 



Wednesday. Water St. 

30th. Owned by Hittenger & Co. 
9.08 a.m. Cause, boiler explosion. 
Box 423. First company at box, Hose No. 3. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Bartlett* 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Remarks. — 'The services of the department were not needed. 



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TABLE No. 5. 

Showing the different causes of Fires and Alarms, from 
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Alarms, false ....... 


20 


" needless ....... 


4 


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4 


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1 


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6 


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1 


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4 


" " " " wax . . ' 


1 


" " " " fat . 


3 


" " " " pitch . . . . 


2 


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17 


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1 


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2 


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2 


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2 


" " te n turpentine 


1 


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4 


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4 


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4 


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2 


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1 


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1 


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1 


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1 


" " *« " " barrel . 


1 


" " " " " spittoon 


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" upsetting kettle of hot lead 


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Defective flue ...... 


15 


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1 


" range . . . . 


2 


" stove-pipe . 


1 


" fireplace ..... 


2 


" grate ...... 


3 


" boiler setting ..... 


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Friction of machinery 
Fireworks 
Gas, explosion 
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" "in contact with curtain 
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Hot ashes in wooden receptacle 
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" iron from blacksmith's anvil 
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Lightning, struck by " supposed " 

Lime, slacking of . 
Leather cement taking fire 
Matches, children playing with 
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" " " clothing 

' ' and rats . 
Naphtha, explosion of barrel . 
Overheated box on hay-car . 
" partition wall 
" range . 
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" furnace 

" stove . 
" steam-pipe . 
Pipe, thawing out of water . 
Ruins, rekindling of 
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205 



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" " emery wheel 

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" " locomotive 
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fire .... 
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Tar-kettle, upsetting of . 
Unknown causes . 
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Recapitulation of the Number of Alarms of Fire, and the 
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Sept. 1, 1829, to Aug. 31, 

" 1830, 

" 1831, 

" 1832, " 

" 1S33, 

" 1834, 

" 1S36, " 

" 1837, 

" 1838, " 

" 1S39, 

" 1840, 

" 1841, " 

" 1842, " 

" 1843, " 

" 1844, •' 

" 1845, 

" 1846, 

" 1S47, 

" 1S48, 

" 1849, " 

" 1850, 

" 1851, " 

" 1852, " 

" 1853, 

" 1854, 

" 1S55, " 

" 1856, " 

" 1857, 

" 1858, " 

" 1859, 

" 1860, " 

" 1861, " 

" 1862, 

" 1863, " 

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1831 
1832 
1S33 
1834 
1835 
1837 
1838 
1S39 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1S48 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
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Alarms. 


Losses. 


110 


$118,540 


62 


23,620 


89 


68,195 


159 


74,613 


130 


69,405 


109 


107,440 


159 


130,295 


105 


32,118 


96 


140,004 


113 


77,973 


140 


102,975 


194 


102,118 


232 


128,666 


267 


164,083 


223 


234,591 


289 


226,338 


270 


172,993 


282 


222,273 


339 


300,525 


240 


123,660 


333 


3S6,107 


169 


492,849 


205 


515,167 


195 


150,772 


174 


537,604 


167 


409,353 


164 


258,231 


161 


390,657 


166 


761,370 


194 


521,383 


172 


617,213 


172 


1,107,569 


141 


367,429 


188 


858,381 



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361,047 

287.832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



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Alarms 



Sept. 1, 1864, to Aug. 31, 1865 

1865, " 1866 

" 1866, to Deo. 31, 1866 

Jan. 1, 1867, " 1867 

" 1868, " 1868 

1869, " 1869 

" 1870, " 1870 

" 1871, " 1871 

" 1872, " 1872 

1873, " 1873 

" 1874, to April 30, 1874 

May 1, 1874, " 1875 

1875, " 1876 

" 1876, " 1877 

1877, " 1878 

" 1878, " 1879 



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221 
64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 



$559,749 
681,554 
408,560 
402,115 
401,106 
437,723 
855,571 
704,329 
n, 516,549 

2,680,953 
941,483 

1,228,403 
541,272 
481,354 
516,009 
403,451 



Insurance. 



$318,067 

474J71 

382,700 

340,765 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,298,983 

2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,483 

2,827,528 

3,803,910 

3,591,948 



Population. 



192,324 



250,750 



342,000 



1 The losses and insurance of the great fire of the 9th of November, 1S72, 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. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



211 



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 : — 

Siiperinten den t . 
John F. Kennard. 



Cyrus A. George, 
Charles M. Chaplin, 



Operators. 



Granville S. Mendell, 
Uzziel Putnam. 



Repairers. 



George S. Thorn, 



Adam McAfee, 



Win. H. Godfrey. 

Battery man. 
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- 



212 City Document No. 62. 

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 he 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 education. 
The Board of Fire Commissioners recommend to all persons 
who may see this notice, that they make the necessary inqui- 
ries to enable then, in case of need, either to get the key 
and give the alarm, or 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 a 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. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 213 

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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 Alarm, 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. 



214 City Document No. 62. 

Brighton Disteict. 

The First Alarm will hot 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 call 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 dis- 
tricts 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. 

Chelsea Alaems. 

Upon the first call from Chelsea, Engine Co. No. 5 will 
go directly ; Engine Co. No. 8 will go to Chelsea Ferry and 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 215 

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 Shirley Point. 

Assistant Engineer Dunbar will go in command. 

There are 272 Signal Stations or Boxes, and the accom- 
panying " Running Card" shows the location of each Box, 
and also the companies responding to 1st, 2d, and 3d alarms 
from the several boxes. 

General Alarm. 

Engine No. 4 not to go outside of Districts 3, 4, 5, or 7. 

Engine No. 5 not to leave East Boston. 

Hose Nos. 1 and 4 not to leave Charlestown, unless called 
to Chelsea. 

Hose No. 12 will take position at Engine House No. 1. 

Engine No. 19 will answer all general alarms given for 
Boxes south of Dover and Berkeley streets ; for Boxes north 
of that line they will take position in Hook and Ladder 
House No. 4. 

In case of a fire in Brighton, Roxbury, or Dorchester, 
where Engine No. 28 is called, Chemical Engine No. 7 will 
take position in Engine House No. 28 until its return. 

Engine No. 28 and Hook and Ladder No. 10 to answer no 
general alarm, except by special call, north of Dover street, 
but will cover Roxbury. 



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532 Canterbury School House. 

534 Mount Hope R.R. Station. 

535 Poplar & Metropolitan Ave 
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567 Market, cor. N. Beacon St. 

568 Oak Square. 

569 Washington, opp. Oakland 

571 Chest't Hill Av. Eng. 29. 

572 Wash. bet. Union & Allston 

573 Camb'dgo, opp. N. Harvard 

574 Everett and Pleasant. 

575 West'n Av. n. Hollis'Fact'y 

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225 



Recapitulation. 



There are 272 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 



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East Boston . 
Roxbury 
Dorchester 
Charlestown . 
West Roxbury 
Brighton 
Chelsea . 



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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 Avhich 
is about $100,000. Working Lines of Wire about 250 
miles ; Signal Boxes in use, 272 ; Striking Machines, 53, 
and one not in use ; Large Gongs, 53 ; Small Gongs, 38 ; 
Tappers, 51; Vibrators, 19; 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, 16 ; 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 ; 894 
battery cups in use ; 3,700 lbs. sulphate of copper; 3,100 
lbs. zinc ; 75 battery coppers ; 40 lbs. sulphate of zinc ; 
brackets, wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bedsteads,, 
bedding, and sundry other articles. 



Alarm Bells. 

The Fire-Alarm Telegraph is connected with the following: 
bells : — 

Adams School -house, Sumner Street, East Boston, steef 
2,995 lbs., owned by city. 



226 City Document No. 62. 

Andrew School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
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 Boylston streets, 
composition, 529 lbs., owned by city. 

Boylston School-house, Washington, near Dover street, 
composition, 818 lbs., owned by city. 

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

Castle-street Church, corner Washington and 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 Eoxbury, owned by 
city, weight 400 lbs. 

Chemical Engine House No. 5, West Roxbury. 

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. 

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, composi- 
tion, 817 lbs. owned by city. 

Engine House No. 12, Dudley street, Boston Highlands, 
composition, 3,509 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned 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. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 227 

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. 
Fire Department repair-shop, corner Harrison avenue and 

Wareham street, steel, 1,000 lbs.., owned by the 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. 
Hollis-street Church, composition, 1,800 lbs. 
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., 

owned by city. 
Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 

lbs., owned by city. 



228 City Document No. 62. 

In addition to the foregoing a machine is used for blowins; 
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, owrfed 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. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 229 

Dorchester. 



Neponset Church. 

Tileston School, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 

Charlesloivn. 

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. 



230 



City Document No. 62. 



SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 



Apparatus. 



33 engines, steam fire . 

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 

16,911 feet hose, leather 



31,820 " 


(< 


cotton 


15,923 " 


i t 


rubber 


2,890 " 


a 


chemical 


1,883 " 


i i 


hand . 


832 


1 1 


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 goose-necks 

5 grates, spare (engine) 

99 gongs, brass 

361 guy chains, feet 

16 hammers (dog) 

29 heaters 

58 hooks (plaster) 

Amount earned forward 



$99,000 


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 


8,500 


00 


19,100 


00 


7,960 


00 


960 


00 ft 


602 


00 


4,160 


00 


26 


00 


7 


00 


63 


00 


4,900 


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 


$246,447 00 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



231 



(common) 



Amount brought forward 

208 lanterns . 

9 link blocks (extra) 
58 lines, guy 
270 " hose 
42 " life 

10 " hauling . 
239 ladders, fire 
52 " house " 

8 " Bangor " 
6$ " bolts and keys 

9 nozzles, spray . 
41 " 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 . 
30 relief valves . 
471 spanners 

4 sledges 
7 shafts (extra) pair 

5 tongs (pipe) 
18 wheels (extra) 
2 wheelbarrows 



Bed ling. 



257 blankets, double wool 
154 " single " 
191 counterpanes, white 
30 " figured 

315 comforters 

Amount carried forward 



. $246,447 


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 


410 


00 


4 


00 


50 


00 


45 


00 


73 


00 


24 


00 


82 


00 


36 


00 


10 


00 


80 


00 


28 


00 


20 


00 


10 


00 


15 


00 


18 


00 


22 


00 


22 


00 


3,000 


00 


118 


00 


4 


00 


30 


00 


10 


00 


200 


00 


5 


00 


$254,388 00 


$771 


00 


232 


00 


270 


00 


30 


00 


315 


00 



$1,618 00 



232 



City Document No. 62. 



Amount brought forward 
287 mattresses, hair 
278 " husk 

222 pillows, hair . 
140 " feather 
651 pillow-slips, cotton 
952 sheets, cotton 



51,618 00 
2,400 00 
556 00 
266 00 
140 00 
325 00 
476 00 













$5,781 


00 




Fu 


vniture. 




f 146 bedsteads (iron) 




, 


$730 


00 


161 *« (wooden) 


. - 






644 


00 


101 bureaus . 




. 






1,500 


00 


30 book-cases 




. 






900 


00 


16 benches . 




. 






30 


00 


847 chairs . 




. 






847 


00 


44 clocks 




. 






. • 220 


00 


46 closets (portable) 




. 






230 


00 


500 yds. of carpeting, t 


apes 


try . 






250 


00 


1968 " " " y 


vool 


. 






984 


00 


577 " " ■ " ( 


)il cloth 






200 


00 


34 desks 




. 






340 


00 


99 looking-glasses 




. 






495 


00 


2 lounges 




. 






20 


00 


36 lamps : 




. , 






11 


00 


313 yds. of matting 




. 






8 


00 


135 " " " "dooi 




, 






67 


00 


71 stoves 




. . 






1,065 


00 


42 stove-boilers 




. 






42 


00 


6 stools 




, , 






3 


00 


63 step-ladders 




. 






189 


00 


71 settees 




. 






142 


00 


84 tables 




. 






504 


00 


265 towels . 




. 






m 


00 


57 towel-rollers 




. 






29 


00 


863 window-shades 




• 






2,589 


00 






$12,105 


00 


Hoi 


•ses and harness. 




44 blankets, fly . 


, 


$29 


00 


70 " stable 




210 


00 


152 " street 




456 


00 


3 " rubber 




9 


00 


33 bridles (extra) 




• 






40 


00 



Amount carried forward 



744 00 



Fire Commissioners' Report 



single 



Amount brought forward 

9 breast-plates (extra) 

39 bits (extra) 

3 buffalo-robes 

25 collars (extra) 

139 collar-bitches 

139 horses 

52 harnesses, double 

50 

36 " lead 

11 haraes (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) 



233 

$744 00 

18 00 
78 00 
51 00 
50 00 
40 00 

38,225 00 

6,500 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 



Tools. 



153 axes 


, 


17 axe-helves 


15 brushes, 


tube . 


92 


horse . 


70 


scrub . 


38 


floor . 


37 


window 


15 


paint . 


47 


stove . 


64 


dust . 



40 benches (work) 
87 brooms, stable . 
97 " house . 
145 buckets, wooden 
38 " leather 
46 baskets . 
64 coal-hods. 
217 cans 



,387 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 



Amount carried forward 



116 00 



234 



City Document No. 62. 



Amount brought forward 






$816 00 


71 cold-chisels 






18 00 


42 crow-bars 










50 00 


78 curry-combs 










19 00 


4 clamps (hand) . 










2 00 


14 dusters, feather 










14 00 


40 " hair . 










40 00 


62 dust- pans . , 










15 00 


20 expanders (hose cou 


pling^ 








40 00 


95 files (assorted) 










23 00 


14 forks, manure . 










7 00 


127 "hay 










63 00 


3 grindstones 










12 00 


9 hose templets 










14 00- 


11 hatchets . 










5 00 


14 handles . 










1 00 


7 hay-cutters 










70 00 


20 hammers, chipping 










20 00 


20 " claw 










20 00 


251 hooks, hose tower 










60 00 


29 " manure 










14 00 


54 jacks, iron 










189 00 


35 " wooden . 










105 00 


3 knives (draw) . 










3 00 


54 measures, wooden 










6 00 


125 mop yarns 










37 00 


117 " sticks 










6 00 


1 phil lister . 










2 00 


30 picks 


« 








30 00 


8 pinch-bars 










12 00 


3 rasps (wood) 










2 00 


12 rakes 










12 00 


134 shovels . 




t 






134 00 


54 " stove . 










10 00 


29 sieves 










15 00 


51 saws and saw-horses 










62 00 


11 saws (hand) 










8 00 


75 squillgees 










36 00 


38 vises 










190 00 


300 washers (hose) 










6 00 


261 wrenches, engine . 










131 00 


124 " hydrant . 










47 00 


83 " screw 










75 00 


17 " reservoir 








68 00 


1 weight (horse) . 










1 00 



1,510 00 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



235 





Miscellaneous. 








67 ash-barrels 




$125 


00 


705 badges . 












1,400 


00 


159 gross of buttons, 












900 


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 












28 


00 


5,000 feet of rope 












225 


00 


250 spittoons 












250 


00 


44 summer gates . 












125 


00 


1 truck for moving en 


gines 








50 


00 


In store-house, small 


supplies 






2,740 


00 


Stock and tools, appai 


•atus repair shop 




8,600 


00 


" " hose 


and harness shop . 




1,230 


00 


Property in store-room of Engine House No 






4 ; Hose House No. 


7 ; Reservoir on Dernf 


, 




street, and at Engi 


le House No. 29, Brigh 






ton District, at a valu 


ation 


of ab 


3 lit 




350 


00 



$18,318 00 



Recapitulation . 



Apparatus . 

Horses and harness 

Furniture 

Bedding 

Tools . 

Miscellaneous 



$254,388 00 

50,387 00 

12,105 00 

5,781 00 

2,510 00 

18,318 00 



Total 



$343,489 00 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1, 1878, TO APRIL 30, 1879. 

\ 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March . 


April. 


Transfers 
from repairs 
of Apparatus. 


Total. 




$30,390 69 
809 60 
144 24 

118 63 
166 25 

86 00 
743 81 
30 81 

189 20 
34 50 
375 00 
321 49 
694 21 
27 10 
15 88 
38 40 
14 88 
4 00 
2 83 


$30,839 B3 

855 16 
139 25 

37 50 
139 75 

72 00 
174 66 

57 14 

21 15 
200 40 

13 03 

287 57 
1,034 09 

173 85 
34 50 
3 10 

3 75 
66 18 


$30,458 Ss 
1,098 13 
118 69 
172 97 
246 71 
92 25 
165 00 
146 67 
101 83 
5 50 
195 20 
61 54 

303 55 
1,101 84 

40i67 
92 06 
23 75 

55 55 
13 54 

16 87 


$30,729 03 
1,195 30 
220 27 
240 00 
39 50 
85 35 
341 00 
493 01 
77 60 
59 76 
179 84 
14 00 

252 48 

1,305 82 

31 92 

39 50 
13 10 
38 71 

16 74 
133 32 

6 32 

25 64 


$30,208 79 
900 27 
42 56 
48 60 
32 50 
62 72 
125 00 
134 29 
213 14 
37 13 
201 43 
50 97 

419 94 
749 11 

5 35 
110 59 
96 66 
12 95 

2 00 

374 31 

15 30 

91 10 


$30,385 91 
754 70 

68 64 

48 00 
55 25 

807 40 
71 00 

162 46 

138 26 
30 

193 51 
83 05 

236 91 
1,138 44 

2 49 

69 96 
1 63 

25 40 

247 52 

8 64 

49 21 


$30,138 44 
951 05 
213 69 

37 50 
833 64 
110 00 
514 33 
148 53 

25 16 
197 19 

87 57 
265 00 
243 31 
812 06 
121 16 
1 37 

42 44 

80 28 
7 80 

83 32 
1 14 

107 51 


$30,085 21 
1,090 74 
292 25 
58 41 
110 99 
333 86 
36 50 
248 05 
49 77 

186 38 

225 17 

227 56 
1,602 85 

6 00 
1 77 

119 30 
84 76 

7 00 

55 54 
1 70 

159 20 


$30,169 00 
940 82 
364 23 
1,233 00 
75 46 
283 62 
148 80 


$29,900 00 
814 78 

89 80 
7 50 

44 40 
130 52 

99 50 
838 15 

55 22 

23 00 
189 29 
205 88 

400 93 
1,089 17 

29 30 
38 52 
71 27 
48 08 

2 81 

1 75 

30 55 


$30,114 28 
914 62 
90 62 
55 26 
40 50 
577 37 

260 84 
286 88 
109 65 

187 83 

367 52 

1,930 00 

261 88 
S7S 47 

27 00 
11 23 
171 80 
23 73 
73 50 
20 00 

158 97 
14 62 

46 70 


$30,188 24 
1,222 84 

152 52 

2,930 00 

36 00 

295 05 

iu 00 

236 14 

92 00 

53 31 

168 42 

147 30 

450 00 

246 50 

. 1,966 20 

90 35 

75 

95 03 

51 89 

6 25 

123 17 

14 74 

3,200 00 

471 05 


969 38 

71 37 

3 29 

28 77 

74 35 

72 93 
491 81 

3 46 


$363,108 30 
*7,798 64 
2,906 14 


Re air- of A 


, | B f House 




lie airs of Hose 




Fuel for House 




Fuel for En<nn 


1,579 64 




1 

» 


266 72 
65 39 
35 56 
174 07 
120 80 
325 00 
221 75 
005 92 
17 50 




Prtntin Static 


1,142 63 




260 87 




2,262 76 
1.440 10 




3,345 00 


B r i 


3,423 87 




13,378 18 




350 33 




77 36 


Earn, sand Re a] 




46 04 


1,093 20 




7 83 
27 40 


549 40 




225 C- 


Ladders, Rakes, Axes, etc 


31 83 




89 67 






11 11 
7 05 


1,242 81 




17 28 


597 64 
3,200 no 




93 64 
1,418 50 
74,538 00 
49,692 00 


201 40 


1,362 52. 
1,418 50 


s and Reservoirs 




74,538 00 


l II 1 , ts -in 1 Reservoirs 




49,692 00 


y 








$159,966 94 


$33,652 86 


$34,510 20 


$35,538 21 


$33,940 77 


$34,548 68 


$35,073 09 


$34,983 01 


$35,748 47 


$31,110 42 


$36,623 27 


$42,301 75 


$1,715 36 


$548,957 06 











* Not including $1,715 36 transferred to other appropriations Fire Department. 

" " 2,040 61 " " Fire Alarms and Bells and Clocks, 

t Including coal for Engine Beaters. 

INCOME. 

Fire Department $3,206 35 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH AND BELLS AND CLOCKS FROM MAY 1. 1878, TO APRIL 30, 1879. 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 


May. 


- 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Total. 


Salarie< 


$1,077 97 
100 00 


$1,028 92 
237 50 

63 59 

•i 26 
7 20 

15 10 

42 14 
10 00 
3 38 

6 00 


$1,053 80 
180 38 

15 00 

2 41 

41 31 



2 75 
1 13 

3 13 

10 82 


$1,088 67 
175 00 

9 57 

5 00 

142 00 
3 10 

3 43 
8 00 


$1,108 92 

13 60 

46 45 
3 25 

14 50 
9 42 
1 13 
3 88 
8 00 


$1,119 40 
225 44 

7 25 
9 56 

9 30 
35 58 

4 57 
1 35 
3 00 

8 00 


$1,091 17 

170 42 
136 28 

10 25 
22 84 

3 33 

4 66 

4 87 
2 75 
18 88 


$1,102 42 
2 50 

2 00 

25 78 

2 00 

3 70 

3 94 
11 60 


$1,091 17 



4 50 

1 17 

20 

6 85 


$1,121 22 

12 00 
8 85 


$1,119 42 

161 04 
25 38 

7 75 

21 67 

1 50 
3 38 

2 75 
11 00 


$1,034 65 

209 87 
132 60 

9 00 
16 15 
31 56 

5 82 
1 13 
3 31 
13 40 
















1 


6. 29 


Re aid,. Mariner 


2 60 
31 38 

1 01 

3 31 
22 85 




' b- Kee i 




■ and Lumber 


41 78 






163 29 

67 14 
22 28 
156 50 
•3 00 




45 
13 18 
2 63 
16 90 


11 33 

7 00 
4 13 
4 25 
7 30 




2 50 

1 18 

2 88 
14 37 




39 33 


Work dune at Fire- Department Repair Shop .... 


1,966 17 




81,264 22 


$1,413 09 


$1,310 71 


$1,432 77 


$1,209 15 


$1,423 45 


$1,465 45 


$1,153 84 


$1,136 05 


$1,186 13 


$1,353 89 


$1,467 49 









Bells un.lCl.M'ki. 



Cleaning and care of Clocks 

Ringing Bells 

Illuminating Clocks 

Cambridge Observatory 

Incidentals 

Work done at Fire. Department Repair Shop . 



TotalB . 



$154 37 
200 00 



$75 00 
200 00 



$33 75 
200 00 



500 00 
37 50 



600 00 
20 77 

5C0 00 
39 50 
74 44 



$S 75 $1,654 70 



INCOME 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph $49 27 



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