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[Document 58 — 1880.] 




SEYENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1880. 



OrricE OF THE Board or Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, May, 1880. 

To His Honor the Mayor and the City Council of the City of 
Boston : — 

Gentlemen, — The Board of Fire Commissioners here- 
with presents its Seventli Annual Report, containing, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of the city ordinance, a consoli- 
dated statement of the facts contained in the monthly reports 
of the Board for the last year ; a list of the causes of fire, 
alphabetically arranged ; a statement of the income and ex- 
penditures on account of the department during the year ; a 
schedule of all the property belonging to the department, 
with a statement of its condition on the date of this report, 
and an estimate of its value ; the number of hydrants in the 
various sections of the city, and the location and capacity of 
each fire reservoir ; the number and location of the fire-alarm 
boxes, and the ajjparatus which respond on a first, second, 
and third alarm from each box, together with such informa- 
tion or suggestions as the Board deems proper to commu- 
nicate. 

Since the last report two changes have occurred in the 
membership of this Board ; the term for which Commissioner 
Chas. H. Allen was appointed having expired on the first 
Monday in May, 1879, John E. Fitzgerald was nominated 



II City Document No. 58. 

and confirmed as Commissioner for three years from the above 
date. 

After a painful ilhiess, David Chamberlin, then Chairman 
of the Board, died at North Adams, on the 4th of September, 
1879. During his connection with this department, cover- 
ing a period of thirty-seven years, he discharged the duties of 
the various positions which he filled with an exactitude rarely 
found in public officials. As a member of this Board it was 
truly said of him that he labored for the city and guarded its 
interests with the same degree of carefulness which he 
bestowed on his own afiairs. 

By his death this department lost one of its most useful 
members, and the city a faithful public servant and upright 
citizen. 

The vacancy in this Board, caused by his death, was filled 
on the ninth day of October, 1879, by the confirmation of 
Commissioner Edward A. White, whose term will expire on 
the first Monday in May, 1881. 

Commissioner Henry W. Longley's term having expired 
on the first Monday in May this year, he has been renomi- 
nated and confirmed for the ensuing three years. 

Organization. 

The number of men in the dejjartment does not materially 
difier from that given in former reports : — 

Permanent men ....... 249 



Call men 
Engineers 
Fire-alarm branch 
Clerks . 
Commissioners 



333 

14 

11 

3 

3 



Total •. . 613 

The number on the permanent force has been increased by 
three. 

Houses. 

The houses of the department are in good condition, and 
will compare favorably with those of similar departments 
throughout the country. In the houses of the call companies 
it was usual for the members to assemble on the floor, no 
sitting-rooms having been provided for them. Within a few 
months a room in each house has been fitted up for the use 
of the call members, where they are obliged to assemble 
once a week, between the hours of seven and nine o'clock, 
P.M., to read the rules and general orders of the Board. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. hi 

In many of these rooms the members, at their own expense, 
have placed bilhard-tables, by permission of the Board. 
The change from the floor system has proved beneficial. 
It has made the floors of our call houses quiet, orderly, and 
as free from smoke as those of the houses of the permanent 
companies. It attracts nightly a larger number of our call 
men than heretofore visited the houses, and makes their 
services more effective in case of fire. 

This board has for some time felt the necessity of utilizing 
the " Scott-Uda Aerial Ladder " in a quicker space of time 
than heretofore. It has been the practice to send for it 
from the scene of the fire, if it were needed, and much 
valuable time was lost thereby. As this ladder is the only 
one which can reach the roofs of high buildings, being 
one hundred feet long, and as the time may come when 
it might be necessary to have it first on the scene, espe- 
cially in case of fire in our large hotels and model build- 
ings, the Board has equipped it, taken it from the house 
of Engine Company 25, refitted old Engine 3 house, on 
Washington street, near Dover, and there located it, and 
ordered that it respond to first alarms from boxes in the 
vicinity of our high hotels and buildings. The change "will 
only involve the employment of a permanent driver and the 
maintenance of a pair of horses. 

In accordance with the recommendation of this Board, the 
City Council has appropriated the sura of $6,000 for the 
establishment of a call hook and ladder company in the 
Highland District. A contract has already been entered 
into for building a truck for the new company, and, when 
finished and equipped, it will be located in the house now 
occupied by Hose Company No. 7, on Tremont street, near 
Cabot street. This company, when established, will supply 
a want long felt in that section of the city. It will respond 
to alarms of fire from the Tremont-street section of the High- 
lands and the Back Bay. This latter part of the city will in 
a few years be filled with costly residences, and will require 
additional protection from fire. In the judgment of this 
Board it would be wise economy to buy a lot in the vicinity 
of the Prince School, to be utilized at no distant day for a 
chemical or steam fire-engine company's house. 

Apparatus. 

The condition of the several pieces of apparatus is good. 
The boilers of the engines that are getting old are being 
replaced with new ones from time to time. 

No new apparatus has been purchased during the year. 



IV City Document ISTo. 58. 

with the exception of a Concord wagon, for the use of the 
chief engineer ; but on several pieces of apparatus extensive 
repairs have been made at the repair shop, rendering them 
as good as new. Among those thus repaired are : — 

Engines one, eight, nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, fifteen, 
sixteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-six, twenty- 
seven, and twenty-nine. 

Hose carriages five, six, nine, and twelve. 

Chemical engines four and seven. 

Hook and ladders one, seven, eight. 

Tavo new hose carriages have been built at the repair shop, 
as also a sleigh for the use of the Commissioners. 

The Appaeatus Kepair Shop. 

The establishment of this shop in connection with the Fire 
Department has proved a great success. The work of the 
department is there done in the shortest space of time, and 
at cost prices. Ten men are permanently employed, to- 
gether with detailed men from the department when addi- 
tional help is required. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners begs to call the attention 
of the City Council to the unsuitable condition of the repair 
shop for the work of this department. The shop is too 
small for the work required, and is an unsuitable building in 
which to do the painting of the apparatus. 

The hose and harness shop is also situated in another 
building, and it would be a great advantage if both shops 
were imder one roof. 

The cost of maintaining the repair shop is . $9,423 32 

Less old material exchansred for new . . 606 09 



Total $8,817 23 

Distributed as follows : — 

Eepair of apparatus . . . . . . $5,752 24 

Fire-alarm telegraph, and bells and clocks . 883 66 

Engine-houses, hose and harness shop . . 1,558 95 

Tools, and small supplies, hydrants and reservoirs 622 38 



i,817 23 



The Hose and Harness Shop, 



situated in house of Engine 25, on Fort Hill square, is 
used for the making and repairing of harness and the repair 



Fire Commissioners' Report. v 

of hose. In it are employed one permanent harness-maker, 
and others detailed from the department. Since the last 
report the Commissioners have entered into an agreement 
with the patentee of the Speddy swinging-harness to use it in 
this department. It is estimated that it will save from 30 to 
50 per cent, in the wear and tear of harness, while it will 
obviate the necessity of keeping the horses of the department 
continuously harnessed, as is the case now. 

The cost of maintenance in repairing hose . $655 36 

Less old material exchanoed for new . . 98 40 



$556 96 
Making and repairing harnesses . . . 1,340 72 



Total $1,897 68 

Hose. 

The condition of the hose in this department is good. 
During the recent fires on Federal and Albany streets a 
large part of the hose in the department was brought into 
requisition and stood the test well, few pieces bursting. The 
Board deemed it expedient to increase the amount of hose now 
in the department, and asked for a larger appropriation than 
usual this year ($10,000) for that purpose, which the City 
Council granted. This will enable the Board to increase the 
amount of hose in use 10,000 feet or more. During the 
jDresent year 7,329 feet of hose have been purchased, and 
5,921 condemned. 

The amount now in use is as follows : — 

Rubber 

Cotton . 

Leather 

Chemical . . 

Hand . 

Suction 

Horses. 

The number of horses in the department is 137, and with 
fevv exceptions they are in good condition. A hospital for sick 
horses has been established by the Board in Hose No. 7's 
house, where they are attended by George F. Stimson, a 
member of the department, who is an excellent veterinary 
surgeon, and to whom, under the Chief, is confided the inspec- 
tion and care of the horses of the department. During the 



. 14,447 feet 


. 31,349 




. 16,117 




. 3,706 




. 2,737 




790 





VI City Document No. 58. 

year 4 horses have died, 18 have been exchanged, and 22 
have been purchased. 

Water akd Hydeants. 

The city is at present well supplied with hydrants and 
reservoirs to furnish water in case of fire. The Water Board 
furnishes the necessary facilities whenever requested. Dur- 
ing the past year additional liydrants have been added, viz. : 
Lowry 21, Post 32, Boston 28, and Boston Y 24, making 
a total of hydrants for supplying water in case of fire 
4,311. In addition to this protection, the city has 216 fire 
reservoirs, capable of holding from 300 to 500 hogsheads of 
water. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners begs to call the attention 
of the City Council to the large tax which this department 
pays for the use of water at fires, altogether out of proportion 
to the cost of the article used. 

If this department were to pay what private individuals 
are taxed for the use of water, viz., 2 cents per one hundred 
gallons, the cost for water used in extinguishing fires during 
the year would not exceed $3,000, and yet under the ordi- 
nance which allows a water-tax of $18 for each hydrant, the 
sum of $77,364 was paid for the use of water this rear, in 
addition to $12 for the maintenance and care of each hydrant, 
making a sum total $128,940 paid by this department for the 
water account, — an amount which must necessarily increase 
each year in proportion to the number of hydrants. 

This tax has increased from $59,730 in 1871-72, to 
$128,940 in 1879-80. The Commissioners are aware that 
the answer to the above statement is, that the Fire Department 
water-tax enables the Water Department to charge lower 
rates to household consumers. This it seems to us is no 
aro'ument in favor of continuino; this tax and charofinsf it to 
the expenses of the Fire Department, though it might have 
weio;ht if used as an aro^ument in favor of charffino- in the 
general appropriation a certain amount for the Water De- 
partment to be raised by general taxation on all property, 
and thus lessen son7ewhat the Avater-rates of honseholders. 
The Commissioners ask whether the time has not come to 
revise the rates fixed in the ordinance for the use of water 
and the maintenance and care of hvdrants. 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 

Since the last report a change has taken place in the office 
of Superintendent. The Commissioners deemed it expedient 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. yii 

to discharge John F. Keiinard, who held that position for 
many years, and appoint in his place Captain Brown S. 
Flanders. 

Capt. Flanders is a thoroui^h mechanic, an able and zealous 
officer ; has been connected with the Fire Department for 
many years, and under his supervision the fire-alarm tele- 
graph department will be carefully watched. The expenses 
of this department during the ensuing year will be nec- 
essarily larfje as compared with former years. The wires 
on many of the circuits will have to be replaced by new 
wires, and their location changed, to prevent their coming in 
contact with the numerous telegraph and telephone wires 
that have been laid in the past few years. The constantly 
increasing numbers of these wires are seriously interfering 
with the workings of our fire-alarm telegraph, and the ut- 
most care on the part of the fire-alarm department cannot 
prevent it. 

The remedy is rendered still more difficult when trouble 
occurs at night, for then the buildings and dwelling-houses 
upon which our wires rest are closed. 

If the wires of the fire-alarm telegraph were run on poles 
in the business portion of the city, and such poles were used 
solely for fire-alarm purposes, the difficulties which now be- 
set it would in a great measure be removed. By a recent 
Act of the Legislature the City Council of any city may per- 
mit telegraph and telephone wires to be laid under any 
public way or squai'e. Telephonic science has not as yet 
arrived at such perfection as to permit the adoption of the 
foregoing method ; but the fire-alarm wires can be so laid, 
and with the multiplicity of other wires the Commissioners 
think the time has arrived when either the pole system, or 
the underground plan, must be adopted in the central por- 
tion of the city, to protect our fire-alarm. 

As a temporai-y expedient the Board is at present trying 
insulated wire to be run from the central office through that 
portion of the city where telegraph and telephone wires are 
very numerous. A new eighteen-pen register will soon be 
substituted for that which has been in use for many years, 
and which had only ten pens with fourteen circuits connected 
with it. 

Hereafter each circuit will have an independent pen, and 
thus will be avoided the danger of two alarms coming 
simultaneously from different circuits and registering on one 
pen. Connected with the fire-alarm office are fifty public 
bells, weighing frOm 2,000 to 4,000 ll)s., besides 9(i gongs, 
57 tappers, 23 vibrators, in the various houses of the de- 
partment, and a powerful whistle on the Brighton abbattoir, all 



VIII City Document No. 58. 

of which sound each alarm of fire. Complaint is made, that 
sometimes one or more of the bells fails to strike the alarm 
correctly ; but, with the utmost care, failures of this kind 
•will occur. The position of these large bells, the delicacy of 
the machinery connected with them, and its exposure to dust 
and atmospheric changes, make failures of this kind possible, 
although everything else may be in thorough working order. 
Boston is the only city which rings these bells to such an 
extent ; if there were no call companies in the department 
this Board would have no hesitation in ordering the dis- 
continuance of such ringing. The advantage to be obtained 
from such a change would be, first, it would render more 
certain the working of the fire-alarm apparatus in case of an 
alarm; it would do away with the crowd of idle spectators 
who now gather at fires, some for no honest purpose, and 
would thus enable the members of the department to work 
more efficiently and expeditiously. The alarm could be 
more quickly struck on the gongs and tappers in the houses 
of the department, and time would be thus saved ; instead 
of one blow each 3| seconds, one blow in every second could 
be struck. Connected Avith the fire-alarm office are 277 fire- 
alarm boxes located in diflerent sections of the city, which 
are increased from time to time as they are needed. 

Fires. 

The loss by fire during the past year was the largest in the 
ago-reo-ate since the formation of the Board of Fire Commis- 
sioners ; but, with the exception of the fire on the 28th of 
December last, was the smallest, with one exception, for 25 
years. 

The losses and insurance are as follows : — 

Loss. Insurance. 

On buildings . . . $375,754 00 $2,381,898 00 
On contents . . . 874,736 00 2,220,683 00 



Total . . . $1,250,490 00 $4,602,591 00 
Less loss Federal-street fire, 905,393 00 

$345,097 00 

The loss by the fire in building Nos. 91 and 93 Federal 
street, on the night of December 28th and 29th, amounted 
to $905,393.00. 

The fire occurred on Sunday evening, and must have been 
burning some time before its discovery'. The first alarm 
was rung in at 10.58 P.M., and was quickly followed by a 
second. A third was ordered by the Chief Engineer ; but 



Fire Commissioners' Report. ix_ 

telegraph wires had, in the meantime, fallen on the wires of 
the lire-alarm telegraph, cntting oif all communication with 
the central office. When this fict was discovered, a mes- 
senger was despatched to the City Hall, and a general alarm 
ordered. The delay in giving the alarm, occasioned by this 
accident, was a serious detriment to the department in arrest- 
ing the progress of the fire. The building contained inflam- 
mable material, and, all efforts to save it proving unavailing, 
the department turned its attention to preserving the adjoin- 
ino' buildino-s. The buildings on either side of the "Miller" 
building, on Federal street, — one of which w^as literally 
packed through all its stories with wool or cotton, — escaped 
with little damage; but the buildings situated on the i-ear of 
the " Miller" building, viz., the " Hunnewell " building and 
the "Cathedral" building, fronting on Devonshire street, 
were consumed by the fire, the former partially, and the 
latter wholly. The " Miller " building, on Federal street, 
, and the " Hunnewell " building, on Devonshire street, are on 
a direct line, and the same party- wall extended form their 
northerly and southerly boundary ; they are separated on the 
rear by a narrow area twenty feet wide, for the admission of 
light and air, and form the easterly and westerly side of said 
area. Overlooking this area were forty-two (42) windows 
on the " Hunnewell " building, and as large a number on the 
"Miller" building, all supposed to be protected by iron 
shutters. The " Cathedral " building, on Devonshire street, 
is situated north of the "Hunnewell " building, and separated 
from it by a narrow passage-way, which formed the rear en- 
trance to the "Miller" building. The southerly party-wall 
of the "Cathedral" building was, for a distance of about 
forty (40) feet, also the party-wall of the " Miller" build- 
ing, and for a distance of twenty (20) feet formed the 
northerly boundary of the area above mentioned. Over- 
looking this area, also, was a window in each story of the 
"Cathedral" building, and protected by iron shutters. In 
the party-wall separating the "Miller" and "Cathedral" 
buildings was an opening connecting the fifth stories of these 
buildings, and protected by iron doors. 

On the rear of the " Cathedral " building was also a stair- 
way connecting it with the "Miller" building. 

The members of the department tried in vain to an-est the 
progress of the flames from the " ^liller " building across the 
area referred to ; an explosion threw open the iron shutters 
on the " Miller " building, projected the flames into the narrow 
and high area, converted it into a blow-pipe, and warped or 
blew off the shutters on the windows of the " Hunnewell " and 
" Cathedral " buildino's. The men at work on the "Hunne- 



X City Document No. 58. 

well " buiWing state that the fire communicated with this 
building simultaneously through all its stories, and in the 
" Cathedral " building first appeared in the second and third 
stories, near the windows on the area, and in the fifth story 
came through the door- way in the party-wall, and thence 
through all the building. The men were obliged to retreat 
and fight the fire from the street. The " Cathedral " building 
was soon unroofed by a loud explosion, and became a mass 
of flames ; the rear wall of the " Miller " building, built on 
iron piers, with gi-anite pillars for foundations, with cast-iron 
centres, and six (6) stories high, fell to the ground, and the 
whole building was destroyed. 

In the opinion of the Board of Fire Commissioners the 
causes of the spread of the fire were : the great headway 
which the fire attained before its discovery ; the delay occa- 
sioned in sounding the third and general alarms, from the 
causes before mentioned ; the explosions before mentioned ; 
the warping and blowing off" of the iron shutters protecting, 
the windows of the several buildings overlooking the area, 
and the close proximity of these windows to each other, ren- 
dering communication by fire as easy as if all the buildings 
were one. 

While some insurance companies are to be found who will 
take risks, no matter how dangerous buildings may be ; 
while property owners barely comply with the " Building 
Laws," and try to evade them all they can, — let them, in 
the midst of the business portions of the city, for employ- 
ments in which dangerous materials are more or less used, 
or highly combustible goods — wool, cotton, oils, etc. — are 
stored from the first to the sixth stories ; while this property 
is often left to take care of itself without proper watchmen, 
as was the case, we are informed, in the " Miller " building, — 
large fires are liable to occur at any moment, no matter how 
efiicient a Fire or Inspection of Buildings Department 
may be. 

This fire, as also the late fire on Broadway, New York, in 
which two gallant firemen lost their lives, have again taught 
the lesson which the great fire of '72 suggested, viz. : the un- 
reliability of granite or iron pillars as supporters of walls 
in cases of fire. "When subjected to intense heat, granite 
crumbles into sand, and iron fractures, melts, and becomes 
worthless. This fire has also shown that the shutter which 
best withstands intense heat is that which is tin lined. 

Below is given a statistical account of the number of alarms 
for each day in the week during the past four years, the num- 
ber from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. each day, with the loss during that 
time of the day for the whole year, etc. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



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xiT City Document No. 58. 

From the above tables it will be seen that nearly 90 per 
cent, of the losses by fire occur at night. These losses are 
principally confined to the business section of the city, aud 
suggest the necessity of private watchmen, who should be 
employed in all our large warehouses to visit at stated times 
in the night all parts of the building. The expense would be 
small compared with the immense amount of capital saved, 
aud which now yearly goes out of existence because of a neg- 
lect of this precaution. The tax which the people of this city 
and State pay in the shape of loss of property as a penalty for 
careless construction and lack of precantion is very large. 
The premiums paid yearly in this State on fire risks will 
reach $5,000,000 ; and if to this be added the cost of Fire 
Departments, an idea can be formed of how much money is 
annually paid by our citizens in this direction. It is safe to 
say that propert}^ to the amount of $4,000,000 goes out of 
existence each year in this State alone, — a wiping out to 
that extent of the accumulated earnings of our people. On 
this subject we cannot do better than quote from the admir- 
able report of Mr. Edward Atkinson to "The Boston Manu- 
facturers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co.," which should be read 
by all interested in fire insurance matters : — 

" The heaviest single tax now imposed upon this nation is 
the fire tax. 

" The owners of property adopt unsafe methods of building 
without much consideration, because they are apparently 
cheapest, and rely upon policies of insurance in companies 
that have been licensed by the State. 

" The art of combustible construction has adequately accom- 
plished its apparent object. 

"During the five years ending Jan. 1, 1879, 

the losses by fire in the United States and 

Canada, aggregate .... $412,759,935 

"The cost of sustaining Insurance Companies 

during the same period has been at least . 150,000,000 
"Cost of Fire Departments not less than 

$25,000,000 per year . . ' . . 125,000,000 



"Total $687,759,935 

"Average per year, $137,500,000." 

The above figures are highly suggestive, both to under- 
writers and to the insured as well. Carelessness among the 
latter in construction and storage, and recklessness among 



Fire Commissioners' Repoet. xv 

the former iu the acceptance of risks, bring disaster and 
bankruptcy to both. It is often said that the business of 
fire underwriters is not to prevent fires, or aid in the ob- 
servance of the building kiws, but to charge a higher rate 
for premiums in proportion to the risk run. This principle, 
if carried out, would make the business of underwriting a 
mere betting speculation, and an unprofitable one indeed for 
the insurer and the insured — moi-e disastrous than it has 
been heretofore. Of the one hundred and ninety-nine fire 
insurance companies chartered by the Massachusetts Legis- 
lature during the century only seventy-two survive. We 
are convinced that the insurance companies doing business 
in this city can do more to remedy defective construction, 
and pi-event large fires, than the most stringent building act 
which the Legislature can pass. 

The saddest calamity in connection with the fire record of 
last year was that which occurred on the night of the 17th 
of September, iu the three-story wooden tenement, No. 128 
Gold street, South Boston, occupied by four families. The 
families had retired for the night. The fire originated in an 
ash-barrel in the cellar, under the stairway, and worked its 
way to the second story, completely burning away the stairs. 
Some of the tenants were sufibcated in their rooms, while 
others tried to escape through the roof. The alarm was 
sounded at 11.50 P.M., and within three minutes from the 
first stroke Truck 5 was on hand, the other apparatus follow- 
ing. Those who remained on the roof were saved by the 
firemen ; one person jumped from it and was killed. The 
house was only partially destroyed , and the loss on the same 
was small ; but seven persons w^ere suffocated or bui'nt. The 
building was only 37 feet high. This calamity suggests a 
lesson in connection with fires of this kind, which, if re- 
membered and put in practice, may be the means of averting 
such a loss as this mentioned. When fires occur in dwelling- 
houses, and it is found impossible to escape by the stairway 
or to the roof, the doors of the rooms in which the inmates 
may be should be closed and the windows opened to admit 
pure air. An ordinary door will resist fire for more than five 
minutes, and will keep smoke and hot air out of the room, 
thus preventing sufibcation. In the thickly settled localities 
of the city the apparatus of the department is always on 
hand Avithin three minutes after the first stroke of the alarm. 
Jumping from windows and roofs of buildings should be 
avoided. It adds only to the danger it intends to relieve. 
In nearly every instance persons who have been killed or 
maimed by jumping from windows would have been saved if 
the above directions were followed, and patience exercised 



XVI 



City Document No. 58. 



until the arrival of the Fire Department. Persons should 
remain at the open windows as long as possible. To add to 
the facilities for saving life the Board has ordered "12 jump- 
ers " of strong canvas, to be used when needed. Improve- 
ments have been made in apparatus to save property from 
fire, but human beings are supposed to be able to take care 
of themselves. The theory is, that life is more precious and 
above all property ; but we venture to say that the loss on the 
Federal-street fire will be written about and remembered 
when the holocaust on Gold street is forgotten. 

All dwelling-houses should have a scuttle in the roof, and 
a ladder leading to it. 

Below is given the losses and insurance on jsroperty, with 
the number of fire alarms, for the past fifty years : — 



Recapitulation of the Kumlber of Alarms of Fire, and the 
Losses and Insurance on the same^ from 



Population. 



Sept. 



1, 1829, to Aug. 
1830, 
1831, 
1832, 
1833, 
1834, 
1836, 
1837, 
1838, 
1839, 
1840, 
1841, 
1842, 
1843, 
1844, 
1845, 
1846, 
1847, 
1848, 
1849, 
1850, 



31, 1830 
1831 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1837 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 



Alarms. 


Losses. 


Insurance. 


no 


$118,540 


$52,750 


62 


23,620 


4,320 


89 


68,195 


40,975 


159 


74,613 


25,713 


130 


69,405 


37,925 


109 


107,440 


45,970 


159 


130,295 


65,125 


105 


32,118 


20,238 


96 


140,004 


61,191 


113 


77,973 


58,632 


140 


102,975 


36,920 


194 


102,118 


44,533 


232 


128,666 


90,086 


267 


164,083 


95,252 


223 


234,591 


169,440 


289 


226,338 


155,205 


270 


172,993 


87,159 


282 


222,273 


162,085 


339 


300,525 


216,992 


240 


123,660 


76,197 


333 


886,107 


192,937 


3,941 


3,006,632 


1,729,645 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



XVII 



Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Brought forward . . . 
Sept. 1,1851, to Aug. 31, 1852 


" 1852, 


" 


1853 


•' 1853, 


" 


1854 


" 1854, 


" 


1855 


" 1855, 


" 


1858 


•' 1856, 


" 


1857 


" 1857, 


" 


1858 


•' 1858, 


" 


1859 


" 1859, 


" 


1860 


" 1860, 


" 


1861 


•• 1861, 


•■ 


1862 


" 1862, 


" 


1863 


" 1863, 


" 


1864 


" 1864, 


" 


1865 


•' 1865, 


" 


1863 


'• 1866, 


to Dec. 


31, 1866 


Jan. 1, 186T, 


" 


1867 


" 1868, 


" 


1868 


" 1869, 


" 


1869 


'« 1870, 




1870 


" 1871, 


" 


1871 


" 1872, 


•• 


1872 


" 1873, 


" 


1873 


" 1874, 


to April 30, 1874 


May 1, 1874, 


" 


1875 


" 1875, 


■' 


1878 


•' 1876, 


" 


1877 


" 1877, 


" 


1878 


" 1878, 


" 


1879 


" 1879, 


" 


1880 



Total 13,926 24,717,243 36,555,225 



!,941 
169 
205 
195 
174 
167 
164 
161 
166 
194 
172 
172 
141 
188 
131 
221 
64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
614 
563 
571 



LoBses. 



$3,006,532 
492,849 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 
1,107,559 
367,429 
858,881 
559,749 
681,554 
408,560 
402,115 
401,108 
437,723 
855,571 
704,329 

11,516,549 

2,680,953 

941,483 

1,228,403 

541,272 

481,354 

516,009 

403,451 

1,260,490 



Insurance. 



$1,729,645 

215,315 

295,058 

106,880 

361,047 

287,832 

233,787 

816,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 

318,067 

474,171 

382,700 

340,765 

314,706 

835,975 

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 

4,602,591 



Population. 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



250,750 



342,000 



1 The losses and insurance of the great fire of the 9th of November, 1872, are not included 
In the above table. The amount of property destroyed can be set down at $75,000,000; the 
area, 65 acres ; buildings destroyed, 776, of which 709 were brick and stone and 67 wood. 

The average loss of property per year in this city during the last fifty years, including the 
fire of 1872, amounts to $1,994,344.00. 

Number of alarms during the year 323 

" " " false 13 

" " " needless 41 

KreB extinguished without alarm 194 

Total 571 



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City Document No. 58. 



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



466 

433 

26 



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . . ...... . . 287 

Considerably damaged . ... . . 86 

Totally destroyed 25 

Comparative Cost without and with Water and Hydrant 
Account. 



Trs 


Fire 
Dep't. 


F. Alarm 

Bells and 

Clocks. 


Engine- 
houses. 


Total. 


"Water 
and Hy- 
drants. 


Total. 


Alarms. 


3a 




361 
389 
434 


m 

188 
251 
246 


H 


*1871-2 
1S72-3 
1873-4 


$339,519.63 
530,928.90 
510,529.29 


$42,763.89 
40,507.50 
51,092.49 


$26,820.98 
16,024.35 
28,778.37 


$409,118.50 
587,460.25 
590,400.13 


$59,730 
74,382 
81,111 


$468,843.50 
661,842.25 
671,511.13 


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 


24,688.39 


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 


427,726.40 


20,627.38 


4,200.59 


452,554.37 


120,930 


573,484.37 


329 


185 


614 


1878-9 


419,933.32 


19,427.11 


4,793.74 


444,154.17 


124,230 


568,384.17 


366 


197 


563 


1879-80 


418,034.65 


18,959.33 


3,550.78 


440,544.76 


126,900 


567,444.76 


377 


194 


571 



* Before annexation of Charlestown and West Eoxljury, and tinder charge of a Committee 
on Fire Department. 

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

Deaths, Discharges, and Appointments. 

During the past year no death has occurred among the 
members of the permanent force, and but one in the call 
force. The deaths, discharges, and appointments are as 
follows: — 

Deaths. 

Commissioner David Chamberlin, Sept. 4, 1879. 

Geo. Gray, Ladderman, H. & L. No. 5, Jan. 20, 1879. 

Discharges. 

Honorably discharged — Permanent force ... 4 

Call " . . .17 

Discharged for cause — Permanent " . . . 

Call " . . . 3 



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XIX 



Number discharged from Permanent force 
" " " Call " 



4 

20 



Appointments. 

Appointments — Permanent force 
Call 



Transfers — Permanent force 
Call 
' ' from Call to Permanent force 

Promotions — Permanent force . 
Call " . 



3 

24 

4 
2 
3 

1 
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Pensioning Disabled and Aged Firejien. 

The Legislature at its last session passed an act pensioning 
members of the Fire Department of this city, which explains 
itself, and which we give below. 

[Ch. 107.] 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Souse of Representatives in General 
Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: — 

Section 1. The board of fire commissioners of the city of Boston, by 
the affirmative vote of all the members, and with the approval of the 
mayor, may retire from office in the fire department any permanent or 
call member thereof, who has become disabled while in the actual per- 
formance of duty, or any permanent member who has performed faithful 
service in the department for a period of not less than fifteen consecutive 
years, and place the member so retired upon a pension roll. No such 
member shall be placed on the pension roll unless it shall be certified to 
the board in writing, by the citj' physician, that such member is per- 
manently incapacitated, either mentally or i^hysically, from performing 
his duty as a member of the department. In case of total permanent 
disability caused in or induced by the actual performance of his duty, 
the amoimt of annual pension shall be one-half of the annual comjjensa- 
tion allowed to the permanent men of the grade in which said member 
served, or such less sum as the said board may determine. The pension 
of members of the permanent force who have served fifteen or more 
consecutive years shall be an amount not exceeding one-third the annual 
salary or comj^ensation of the office from which said members are 
retired, or such less sum as the board may determine. 

Sect. 2. If any member of the said lire department shall die from 
injuries received while in the discharge of his duties and shall leave a 
widow, or, if no widow, any child or children imder the age of sixteen 
years, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars may be paid by way 
of annuity to such widow so long as she remains immarried, or to any 
such child or children so long as he or they continue under the age of 
sixteen years, and the board of fire commissioners may from time to 
time order such annuity to be reduced. 

Sect. 3. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the fore- 
going sections, the board of fire commissioners may, with the approval 
of the mayor, expend such sums as may be specially appropriated 
therefor by the city council, for the relief of widows or children of mem- 
bers of the fire department who have been killed in the execution of 
their duty, or have died from the efi'ect of injuries received in the exe- 
cution of their duty. For the payment of the pensions hereinbefore 
authorized, the board of fire commissioners maj^ draw, from time to 
time, upon the city treasurer of Boston, any sums which may be specially 
appropriated therefor by the city council. 

Sect. 4. The mayor of the city of Boston for the time being (and 
his successors in office), the board of fire commissioners of the city of 
Boston for the time being (and their successors in office), shall together 
continue a body corporate for the purposes of receiving and holding all 
sums of money, and r^al and personal estate not exceeding in the 
aggregate two hundred thousand dollars, which may be given, granted, 
bequeathed, or devised to it for the benefit of members of the Boston 
Fire Department, or their families requiring assistance, or for the benefit 
of any persons, or the families of any persons, who have been such 
members requiring assistance. The property so held shall be known as 
The Boston Firemen's Relief Fund. The said body corporate shall have 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xxm 

authority to manage and dispose of the same and the income thereof, 
according to their best discretion, subject to the provisions of any and 
all trusts which may be created for the purposes aforesaid. Such cor- 
poration shall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all 
the duties, restrictions, and liabilities set forth in all general laws which 
now are or may hereafter be in force relating to similar corporations. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ■ 

lApproved March 17, 1880.'] 

The Commissioners call the attention of the City Council 
to the necessity of making an appropriation to carry out the 
intent of the above act, as there are now in the service of the 
department at least six of its members who come under its 
provisions. 

The last sections of the act make the Mayor for the time 
being, and the Fire Commissioners for the time being, a 
corporation to receive moneys, etc., in trust, to help firemen 
of the city of Boston, or their families. This corporation 
has organized, and has already received from the chief engi- 
neer, as chairman of the committee of the Firemen's Ball, 
lately held, the sum of nine thousand dollars in trust, to be 
used for the benefit of sick and disabled firemen. As this 
ball is to be of annual occurrence, it is to be hoped a large 
fund will be accumulated in a few years, the income from 
which will be sufficient to aid our temporarily sick and disa- 
bled firemen. 

The Police Department 

is an excellent auxiliary, in case of fire. By order of the 
Police Commissioners, a certain number respond to first, 
second, third, and general alarms of fire, and are invaluable 
in keeping the streets clear in the vicinity of fires, thus 
enabling the Fire Department to do efiective work. 



The Protective Department, 

though not part of the Fire Department force, is of ines- 
timable value as part of the working force at fires, and saves 
much valuable property from destruction by fire and water. 
This force is paid by the Insurance Companies doing busi- 
ness in the city. 

JOHN E. FITZGERALD, } 

HENRY W. LONGLEY, \ Fire Commissioners. 
EDWARD A. WHITE, ) 



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 coufii'mation by 
the City Council. 

John E. Fitzgerald, Chairman, for three years from May, 
1879. Term expires May, 1882. 

Henry W. Longley, for three years, from May, 1880. 
Term expires May, 1883. 

Edward A. White, for unexpired term of David Chamber- 
lain, deceased. Term expires May, 1881. 

Salaries, $3,000 each. 

Frederick W. Smith, Jr., GlerTc. 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, " " <' 27. 

Wm. H. Cunningham '* << '< 25. 

Samuel Abbott, Jr., " " << 4. 

John W. Regan, " " "26. 

George Brown, " «< " 1. 

George C. Fernald, '« " " 3. 

John Colligan, «' «' " 13. 

James Munroe, " " <* 12. 

J. Foster Hewins, " " <' 18. 

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



2 City Document No. 58. 

Call JEngineers. 

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 Roxbuiy. 

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



Force. 

The force, as now organized, consists of 613 members, 
viz. : — 



Head-quarters. 



Commissioners . 
Clerks 



Engineers. 

Chief Engineer .... 
Permanent Assistant Engineers . 
Call 

Permanent Force 

Foremen . 

^ Assistant Foremen 

Engiuemen 

Assistant Enginemen 

Hosemen . 

Laddermen 

Chemical Enginemen 

Drivers 

Hostlers 

Teamster . 

Deck Hands — Fire Boat 



Call Force. 



Foremen . 
Hosemen . 
Laddermen 



1 

11 

2 



22 

26 

28 

83 

34 

2 

46 

3 

1 

4 



29 
203 
101 



14 



249 



333 



1 By rule of the Board one of the Hosemen or Laddermen will bo designated Assistant 
Foreman without additional compensation. 



Superintendent 
Operators . 
Repairers . 
Battery Man 



Grand Total 



Appendix. 

Fire- Alarm. 



11 



613 



Pat-Eoll or THE Fire Department, 

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



Sup't of Fire Alarms 


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2,300 


(( 


Assistant Engineers . 


. 


1,500 


(( 


" " call 


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300 


(( 


Permanent Force. 






Foremen . 


at the rate of $1,250 per annum. 


Assistant Foremen 


" 1,000 




Enginemen 


" 1,200 




Assistant Enginemen . 


" 1,100 




Hosemen . 


" 1,000 




Laddermen 


" 1,000 




Chemical Enginemen . 


" 1,000 




Hostlers . . . 


720 






Fire-Boat. 






Captain 


at the rate of $1,250 


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Engineman 


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(( 


Assistant Engineman . 


(( 


' 1,100 


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Call Force. 


' 1,000 


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Hoseman Chemical Engine " 


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



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cal Engine . . " 


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Brighton 


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Driver in charge Chemical 








Engine ... ' 




1,000 




Driver ... ' 




1,000 




Call Driver "... ' 


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125 




Call Foremen . . ' 




125 




Hosemen . . . ' 




75 




Laddermen ... ' 




75 





mum. 



Fire Districts. 
The city is divided into Ten Fire Districts, as follows ; — 

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

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

District 3. — All that part east of a line beginning at the 
Charles-river drawbridge, and running 
through the centre of Charlestown street, 
Hay market square, and Washington to Sum- 
mer street, and north of Summer street 
and the N.Y. and N.E. E.R. passenger 
depot to the water. 

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

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, 
Grreen, 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. 



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



Companies in District. 



Engines. 


Chem. 
Engines. 


Hook and 
Ladder. 


5, *9, 11 




2 


*27 




9 


8, *25, F.B. 




8 Aerial 


*4, 6, 10 


1 


1 


7, *26 


2 




*1, 2, 15 




5 


*3, 22, 23 




3 


*13, 14, 29 


3,6 


11 


*I2, 21, 24 


6 


4 


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


4. 7 


6, 7, 10 



1, 2, 3, 4 



9, 10, 12 
5 

7 



* Head-quarters of District Engineer. 

The Assistant Eno-ineers of the several Fire Districts in 



CiTT Document No. 58. 



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



The Engineer of 

District No. 1. 

DiSTEICT No. 2. 

District No. 3. 

t)lSTRICT No. 4. 

District No. 5. 

District No. 6. 

District No. 7. 



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

■ To second alarms in Nos. 3 and 4. 
To tldrd 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 flm^d alarms in No. 7. 

• To first alarms in Nos. 3, 4, 6, and 7. 
To third alarms in Nos. 1 and 2. 

■To first alarms in No. 6, and all that 
part of Nos. 5 and 7 east of Washing- 
ton street. 

To third alarms in Nos. 5, 7, and 9. 

• To first alarms in Nos. 5, 6, and in Nos. 

8 and 9 north of Dudley and Stough- 

ton streets. 
To second alarms in Nos. 8 and 9, and 

parts of Nos. 3 and 4 south of State, 

Court, and Cambridge streets. 
To third alarms in Nos. 3, 4, 8, and 9. 

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

Plain. 

To second alarms in No. 10. 

To third alarms in Nos. 5 and 6. 

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

To second alarms in Nos. 6 and 10. 

• To first alarms in Nos. 9 and 10. 

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

To third alarms in all of No. 8. 



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

Engines Nos. 4, 9, 25, and 2Q 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 40 pungs in use by the department, — 36 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 Nawn. 

One hose carriage, with 650 feet of 2i^-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 con- 
victs, if required. 

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

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

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



14 



City Document No. 58. 



Hydrants. 

During the year 105 Hydrants have been established and 
32 abandoned, as follows : — 



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

Totals .... 



Established. 



Boston, 
Y. 



Lowry. 



Boston. Post. Total 



Abandoned. 



Boston. Total. 



Total Number of Hydrants May 1, 1880. 



Boston. 

y. 



Lowry. 



Total. 



Boston Proper . 
South Boston . . 
East Boston . . . 
Boston Highlands 
Dorchester . , . 
West Roxhury . 
Brighton .... 
Deer Island . . . 
Charlestown . . 



44S 
129 



652 
565 



Totals , 



823 
347 
183 
110 
53 
34 
20 



1,596 



17 
2 
7 
22 
50 
193 
126 
16 
29 



486 
291 
788 
682 
323 
205 
16 
222 



Appendix. 



15 



FIKE RESERVOIRS. 

Where Water can be obtained in case of Fire within the City of Boston, 
May 1, 18S0. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


1 






4-inch pipe. 




2 


Anderson street, opposite Phillips 
School-house 


300 to 400 


Cover in street. 


3 


Blossom, cor. McLean street .... 


" 


" 


" " " 


4 




« <i 


Spring. 
4-inch pipe. 




5 


Bowdoin square, opposite Bulfinch 






6 








7 


Broad, near State street 


300 to 400 


" 




8 


Batterymarch, near Broad street . . 


.. 




Cover in street. 


Q 






„ 




10 


Cambridge, cor. of Irving 


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. 


Ifi 






Tide. 
4-inch pipe. 




17 


Chestnut, near cor. West Cedar street 






18 


Clinton, opp. Fulton street 


300 to 400 


" 


Cover in street. 


19 


Congress, near High street 


" 


" 


Cover on south side. 


20 


Court square, opposite south-east 




" 




91 








22 


Church street, front of Methodist 




" 




23 








24 


West Canton street, opposite No. 89 


60 to 70 







•Zft 






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 


Essex street, opposite No. 5 


300 to 400 


" 


.. .. 


RO 






" 


■I ii 


31 


Franklin, cor. of Hawley street . . . 


60 to 70 





16 



City Document No. 58. 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks, 

1 


32 


Franklin, cor. of Devonshire street . 


200 to 400 


4-ineh pipe. 


1 


33 






„ 




34 


Federal street, opposite Piper's wharf 


300 to 400 




35 


Green, opposite Leverett street . . . 




II 


•1 11 


36 


Hanover street, opposite No. 96 . . . 


300 to 400 


" 


Cover in street. 


37 


Hanover, at the junction of Salem 




Hose 


II 


38 


Hanover street, front of Station-house 
No. 1 


300 to 400 




§9 


Hanover, cor. Clarlc street 




40 




<■ II 


4-mch pipe. 


Cover opposite No. 
4. 


41 


Hawkins street, front of old Mayhew 




42 
43 


Hudson, cor. of Kneeland street . . 


60 to 70 


Iron cover on side- 
walk. 


44 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Kneeland 
street 


60 to 70 




Iron cover in centre. 


45 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Bennet st. . 






Iron cover. 


46 


Harrison avenue, opposite Curve 




" 


1. 


47 


Harrison avenue, cor. of Asylum 




•< <» 


48 


Harrison avenue, near Hallett & 






II >( 


49 


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


300 to 400 


,. 


II » 


50 


Leverett, opposite Spring street . . . 


" " 


" 


1. 1. 


51 


Lancaster, cor. of ilerrimac street . 


.. « 




" " 


52 


Mount Verno'n street, rear of the 
State House 


II II 


„ 


Cover in street. 


53 


Mount Vernon street, near Louisburg 








54 


Myrtle, cor. of Irring street .... 


.1 




Cover in Irving st. 


55 


North square 


II II 




Cover in centre. 


56 


Pearl street, opposite Sturgis street . 


.1 


" 


Iron cover. 


57 


Pleasant, cor. of Carver street . . . 


1. 


'• 


Cover in Carver st. 


58 


Pleasant, opposite Eliot street . . . 








59 


Salem, cor. Cooper street 


300 to 400 


.. 


Iron cover. 


60 


Salem street, in front of Christ Church 


II II 


" 


« 1. 


61 


Shawmut ave., cor. of Canton street 


II 






fi^ 










63 


Snnmier street, opposite 115 .... 


300 to 400 


.. 






Appendix. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



17 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 


64 


State street, opp. Traveller tuilding . 


300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


65 






> 


u « 


66 


South Market street, opp. No. 35 . . 


300 to 400 


.. 


Cover opp. No. 35. 


67 


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


« 


" 


Cover in centre. 


68 


SoDierset street, cor. Allston .... 


" 


" 




69 






" 




70 




300 to 400 


Cover in square. 


71 


Tremont street, at entrance to Pem- 






Yo 






" 




73 


Tremont, cor. of Park street .... 


300 to 400 




74 


Tremont, cor. of Mason street .... 


" 


" 


" " 


75 






2-inch pipe. 




76 


Tremont street, front of Winthrop 






77 


Tremont, cor. HoUis street 


60 to 70 






7R 










79 


Union, opp. North street 


300 to 400 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


80 


Washington, cor. of Milk street . . . 


.. .. 


" 


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


81 






.< 




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 






„ 




8fi 


Washington, cor. Kneeland street . . 




„ 




87 


Washington, cor. of Motte street . . 


300 to 400 


♦ 


Cover in Motte st. 


S8 








89 


Washington street, front of Old 
Franklin School-house 


300 to 400 


<. 


Cover on sidewalk. 


90 


Washington street, opposite South 








91 


Washington, near cor. Union Park 


300 to 400 


" 




92 


Washington, cor. of Brookline street 




93 


Washington, cor. Northampton street 




" 




94 


Washington street, opposite Metro- 








95 


Warrenton, cor. Elliot street .... 


300 to 400 


.' , , 


.< u 



18 



CiTT Document 'No. 58. 
Fire Keservoii'S. — Cotitinued. 



99 
100 



102 
103 
104 

105 

106 
107 
108 
109 
110 
111 
112 
113 

114 
115 



117 
118 
119 
120 
121 
122 
123 

124 
125 
126 



SOUTH BOSTON. 

Broadway, near Dorcliester 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 . 
T> 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.) 



Filled by. 



4-inch pipe. 



Cover opposite the 
church. 



Cover on sidewalk. 



On sidewalk, side 
church. 



Appendix. 
Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



19 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hbds.) 


Filled by 


Remarks. 




ROXBURT DISTRICT. 








127 


Albany street, opp. No. 828 


200 to 300 


4-inch pipe. 




128 


Adams, cor. of Dudley street . . . . 


" 




" 




129 


Cedar street, near Lambert avenue . 


" 




■' 




130 
131 
132 


Centre, cor. of Gardner street .... 
Dudley, cor. of Kenilworth street . . 
Dudley, near Warren street 


.. 




" 


Cover on sidewalk. 


133 
134 

135 


Dudley, cor. of G-reenville street . . 
Dudley, cor. of Hampden street . . . 
Eliot SQuare .•■>• 


: ; 




" 


( Cover opposite the 






\ fountain. 


136 


Ellis, cor. of Hawtborne street . . . 


" 








137 


Forest street, opp. No. 36 


" 




" 




138 


G-reenville, cor. of Winthrop street . 


300 to 400 


" 




139 


Hampden street, opp. Norfolk ave. . 


" 


" 




140 


Highland, cor. of Cedar street . . . . 


700 






141 


Heath street, cor. of Heath place . . 


600 to 700 


" 




142 


King street, opp. No. 15 


200 to 300 






143 


Mt. Pleasant avenue, opp. No. 49 . . 


" 






144 


Millmont street, opp. No. 20 .... 


" 


" 




145 


Norfolk street, opp. No. 30 


" 






146 


Oakland, cor. of Thornton street . . 


" 






147 


Parker, cor. of Alleghany street . . . 


400 to 500 


" 




148 


Regent, near St. James street .... 


200 to 300 




Cover in square-. 


149 


Ruggles, cor. of Cabot street . . . . • 


200 to 300 


« 




150 


Ruggles street, opp. Lingham's store 


600 to 700 


" 




151 


Smith street, opp. No. 19 


300 to 400 


" 




152 


Swett, cor. of Reed street 


400 to 500 






153 


Washington street, opposite Willow 
park 


600 to 700 


Spring. 




154 


Washington, cor. Bartlett street . . 


300 to 400 




155 


Vernon, cor. of Auburn street . . . 


200 to 300 


4-incb pipe. 




156 


Vernon, cor. of Belmont street . . . 


800 to 900 


" 






157 


Warren, near Washington street . . 


400 to 500 


« 






158 


Warren street, junction of Walnut 
avenue 


200 to 300 
400 to 500 


,j 






159 


Warren, cor. Waverley street . . . . 




160 


Warren street, junction of Blue Hill 
avenue 


600 to 7C 












20 



City Document I^o. 58. 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Filled hy 


Remarks. 


161 


"Washington, cor. Eustis street . . . 


200 to 300 






162 


"Washington, opposite Zeigler street 


400 to 500 


4-inch pipe. 




163 


Roxbury, junction Linden park . . . 


200 to 300 


" 




164 


"Walnut avenue, opposite No. 92 . . 


400 to 500 






165 


Winthrop street, cor. Blue Hill ave. 


700 


" 




166 


"Win slow, cor. of Tahor street . . . 


600 to 700 


Spring. 




167 


Yeoman, cor. Chadwick street . . . 
DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 


200 to 300 


4-inch pipe. 




168 


Adams, cor. of Hancock street . . . 


" 


Spring. 




169 


Boston, cor. of Cottage street .... 


500 to 600 


4-inch pipe. 


Iron cover. 


170 


Dorchester avenue, cor. of Adams st. 


" 


" 




171 


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


II 11 






172 


Meeting-house Hill, opposite Engine- 
house 17 ..... .••■ .... 


100 to 200 
500 to 600 


Spring. 




173 


Narragansett, near Minot street . . 


1. „ 


174 


Richmond, near "Washington street . 


" 






175 


Sumner, cor. of Stoughton street . . 


« 


4-inch pipe. 




176 


"Walnut street, opposite Post-office . 


" 


Spring. 




177 


"Washington, cor. Bowdoin street . . 


700 to 800 




" " 


178 


"Washington St., opposite G-Ieason's 
factory 


200 to 300 








CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 


(G-alls.) 






179 


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


50,000 


Spring. 


Large. 


180 


Austin street, near head of Eirst . . 


27,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


181 


Austin street, junction of Lawrence 


28,000 


Church. 


"Water from roof. 


182 


Junction of Bartlett and Green sts. . 


25,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


183 


Bunker Hill street, between Linden 
and Walnut 


27,000 
27,000 


Hydrant. 
Rain. 




184 


Bunker Hill street, near gun-house . 


.. .. .. 


185 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Elm streets 


28,000 


" 


" " " 


186 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Cook streets 


25,000 


«' 


" " " 


187 


Cor. of Bunker Hill and Decatur sts. 


25,000 


" 




188 


Bow street, opposite Richmond . . . 


27,000 


Epis. Church. 


"Water from roof. 


189 


Cor. Bainbridge and Moulton sts. . . 


27,000 


Spring. 




190 


Common street, south-east corner of 
Winthrop square 


25,000 


Rain. 


II II i( 


191 


City square, near Bunker Hill Bank 


30,000 







192 


Chestnut street, opposite No. 44 . . 


26,000 


■1 


" " " 



Appendix. 

Fire Keservoirs. — Continued. 



21 



No. 


Location. 


Capacity. 
(Galls.) 


Filled hy 


Remarks. 


193 


Concord street, 150 feet from Bunker 
Hill street 


15,000 


Spring. 




194 


Ferrln street, 100 feet from Bunker 


28,000 






19S 




25,000 


First Church. 


Water from roof. 


196 


Junction of Henley and Warren sts. 


26,000 


Spring. 




197 


Junction of Henley and Chelsea sts. 


27,000 


" 




198 


High street, head of School 


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 
Medford streets 


60,000 


„ 




202 


Cor. of Lexington and Tremont sts. 


27,000 


.. 




203 


Lynde street, head of Fifth .".... 


20,000 


" 




204 


Main street, junction of Austin and 
Warreir 


35,000 


:, 




205 


Main street, opposite Albion court . 


15,000 


" 




206 


Main street, opposite Phijips street . 


25,000 


Rain. 


Outlets from street. 


207 


Main street, junction of Mill street . 


30,000 


" 


" ■ " 


208 


Mead street, near Crystal 


25,000 


Spring. 




209 


Oak street, junction of Russell . . . 


25,000 


" 




210 


Russell street, near Pearl 


25,000 


" 




211 


Sullivan street, near Main 


26,000 


" 




212 


Cor. of Summer and Elm streets . . 


25,000 


" 




213 


Union street, between Washington 
and Richmond 


25,000 


Houses. 


Water from roofs. 


214 


Walker street, junction of Bartlett . 


25,000 


Spring. 




215 


Warren street, near Monument ave. 


25,000 


" 




216 


Cor. of Chelsea st. and Henley place . 


25,000 


Spring & well. 





22 



City Document No. 58. 



Fire Reservoirs. — Continued. 

List of Reservoirs and Wells established in West Roxhury District. 



No. 


Location. 


Reservoirs. 


Depth. 


Capacity. 
(Galls.) 


217 


Hyde's Corner, corner Perkins and 






18,000 
23,000 


218 


Centre street, opp. Mr. Emerson's . 




Hi " 


219 


Corner of Centre and G-reen streets . 


" 


16 " 


32,000 


220 


On the Green at Flag Staff 


Well. 


16 " 




221 


On Burroughs street, corner of Brew- 




19 " 

22i " 
9 " 




222 


On Burroughs street, opposite school- 




223 


On Chestnut street, opposite William 


16,000 
22,000 


224 


On Lamartiue street, opposite James 
Nugent's 




11 " 


225 


At Hillside School-house 


'. 


11 " 


22,000 


226 


Corner of Harris and Seaverns ave. . 


" 


11 " 


22,000 


227 


Corner of "Walnut and School streets 


" 


10 " 


20,000 


228 


West Roxhury, near Post Office, 
Centre street 


.. 


10 " 


20,000 


229 


Corner of School and Washington 


■' 


10 " 
10 " 


25 000 


230 


Corner Chestnut street and Spring 


25,000 


231 


Corner Centre and Orchard streets . 


Well. 


22 " 


232 


Corner South and Poplar streets . . 


Reservoir. 


10 " 


25,000 


233 


Corner Centre and Lagrange streets . 


" 


10 " 




234 


Mt. Vernon, near Centre street . . . 




14 " 




235 


Poplar street, Roslindale 


Well. 


10 " 






BRIGH 


TON DISTRICT 


r. 






Location. 


Capacity. 
(Hhds.) 


Remarks. 


?3fl 




250 


Self-supplied 
Supplied fron 
Supplied fron 


from pond. 


''37 




200 


?38 




200 











FIRES AND ALAMS 



MAT 1ST, 1879, TO APRIL 30TH, 1880. 



MAY. 

Thuesdat. No. 159 Fulton St. Three stories high; size, 40 X 45. Material, 

1st. brick. 

11.50 p.m. Owned bj Nathan W. Eaton. 

Box 15. Loss ON building, $725. Insurance on building, ."$10,000. 
Given by Occupied by R. Hill, junk-dealer. 
Police. Loss on contents, $3,950. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Occupied by G. Billings, chandler. 

Loss on contents, $39. Insurance on contents, $3,150. 
Occupied by H. Kulkman, oil-cloth manf. 
Loss on contents, $143. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 
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 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. 



Friday. No. 148 Cambridge St. Four and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 40. 

2d. Material, brick. 

1.30 P.M. Owned by J. L. Roberts. 

Still. Occupied by J. H. Pike et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $75. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Hoseman Bayley. 

Company present, Hose No. 8. 



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



Friday. No. 92 Commeecial St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 60. Material, 

2d. brick. 

11.54 P.M. Owned by Thompson heirs. 
Bqx 15. Occupied by Otis Munroe, grain store.. 
Given by Loss on building, $45. Insueance on building, $5,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $323. Insueance on contents, $3,000. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, incendiary. 

EiEST company at hee. Engine No. 8. 

EiEST WATEE, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers peesent, 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. 



Saturday. No 2 Park St. 

3d. Remarks. — Chemical Engine No. 1 was called at 7.45 and again 

Still. at 10.45 P.M. Overheated ceiling from gas-burners. Needless 

Given by alarm. 
Citizen. 



Sunday. Eeae of Nos. 16 Longwood Ave., 19 Conant St. ; stable one and 

4th. one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 50. Material, wood. 

0.35 a.m. Owned by Michael Kearns. 
Box 249. Occupied by John Kearns. 
Given by Loss on building, $1-50. 
Police. Loss on contents, $275. 

Blacksmith shop. Three stories high ; size, 28 X 30. Material, wood. 

Owned and occupied by T. McDonald. 

Loss, $55. Insurance, $900. 

Dwelling. Three stories high ; size, 23 X 35. Material, wood. 

Owned by M. Farrall. 

Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $1,500. 

Occupied by M. Farrall et als. 

Loss on contents, $7. 

Oeiginated in stable. Extended to dwellings and shop. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

FiEST company at fiee. Chemical Engine No. 3. 

FiEST WATEE, Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

NUMBEE OF ENGINEEES PEESENT, 8. 



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Companies peesem^t, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building 1, totally destroyed; 2, sliglit. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 50 Chaeles St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

4tli. wood. 

12.40 A.M. Owned by Mrs. M. Perham. 

Still. Occupied by Chas. Pierce, as liardware store. 

Given by Loss on building, $4. Insueance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $1. Insueance on contents, $1,100. 

Oeiginated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

EiEST company at piee, Engine No. 10. 

FiEST watee. Engine No. 10. 

FoECE undee command of Foreman Warren. 

Company peesent, Engine No. 10. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 

Sunday. No. 274 North St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

4tli. wood. 

1.59 A.M. Owned by Bradshaw heirs. *• 

Box 14. Occupied by Mrs. Cosgrove, as dwelling. 
Given by Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $100. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
FiEST WATER, Engine No. 8. 

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

Companies peesent, 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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. Utica St. (B. & A. R.R.), Freight-car. 

5th. Owned by N.Y. Central R.R. 

10.54.J P.M. Occupied by unknown. 
Box 58. Loss on car, $100. 
Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Police.. Originated in car. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fiee. Engine No. 7. 
Fiest watee, Engine No. 7.. 



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roKCE UNDER COMMAND of Chief Engineer Green. 

NUMBEE OF ENGINEERS PRESENT, 6. 

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

Damage, sliglit. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 12 Carver St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 
7th. brick. 

11.53 a.m. Owned by M. H. Hartnett. 
Box 62. Occupied by A. McDonald, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $15. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective stove-pipe. 

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 

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

Eemarks. — Three children were rescued from the building; two of 
them by Hoseman Weltch, and one by a citizen. 

Thursday. Fire in the woods, Dorchester Ave. 
8th. Cause, unknown. 

1.40 P.M. First company at fire. Engine No. 16. 

Still. Force under command of Foreman Merrill. 
Given by Companies present, Engine No. 16; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 
Police. Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Fire in the woods owned by Mr. Churchill; the buildings 
being in danger, the apparatus was called. 



Friday. Oakman St. Three stories liigh; size, 30 X 35. Material, wood. 

9th. Owned by Oakman & Chapin. 

0.02 p.m. Occupied by L. E. Hartshorn, as dwelling. 
Box 342. Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 20. 

First water. Engine No. 20. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 17, 20; Hook and Ladder Nos. 
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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 2 Market St. Three stories high ; size, 50 X 65. Material, 

9th. brick. 

9.40 P.M. Owned by W. H. Thorndike. 

Still. Occupied by M. Tignor, as tailor shop. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of fat in kettle. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under cojimand of Foreman Bickford. 
Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 8 Prentice St. Two stories high; size, 21 X 33. Material, 

10th. wood. 

10.59 a.m. Owned by John Miller. 

Box 221. Occupied by M. A. Schwarzwalder et als., carpenters, etc. 
Given by Originated on roof. 
Police. Cause, sparks from chimney. 

Fjrst company at fire. Engine No. 13. 

First water. 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. 

Saturday. Vacant Lot, cor. Harrison Ave. and Hunneman St. 
10th. Owned by Thorndike heirs. 
6.20 p.m. Cause, set by boys. 

Still. First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 
Given by First water. Engine No. 23. 
Member. Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present. Engine No. 23. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 
Remarks. — Fire in rubbish. 



Saturday. No. 10 Strong Place. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 24. Material, 

10th. brick. 

7.15 P.M. Owned by J. Federhen. 

Still. Occupied by N. Hayward, as dwelling. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, explosion of chemicals. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 

First water, Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Hoseman Gargan. 

Company present, Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. 92 Union St. Three stories liigh; size, 20 X 35. Material, 

11th. brick. 

10.22 A.M. Owned by Bird lieiss. 
Box 19. Occupied by Eureka Brick Manf. Co. 
Given by Cause, smoke from stove. 

Police. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under cojimand 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. 
Damage to building, none. 
Needless alarm. No fire. 

Monday. Fire in Pile of Jute on National Dock Wharf (E.B.). 

12th. Owned by National Dock Co. ' 

2.29J P.M. Occupied by Kemmler, Cobb & Co., owners of jute. 
Box 151. Loss on contents, $920. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Given by Originated in jute. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

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. 

Confined. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Blue Hill Ave. (Mattapan). One story high; size, 20 X 50. Mate- 

13th. rial, wood. 

5.08 A.M. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. 

Box 353. Loss on building, $600. Insurance on building, $1,600. 
Given by Occupied by N.Y. & N.E. E.E., as Depot. 
Member. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 

First water. Engine No. 19. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. Oil-tank, coe. First and E Sts. 

13th. Owned by S. Jenney & Co. 
11.46 A.M. Occupied by S. Jenney & Co., as oil refinery. 
Box 126. Loss on contents, $100. 
Given by Originated around tank. 
Police. Cause, overflowing of oil from tank. 

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, 7, 15 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage, slight. 

Confined. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Wednesday. No. 6 Hatward Place. Three stories high; size, 22 X 50. Mate- 
14th. rial, brick. 

10.41 P.M. Owned by Tilden heirs. 
Box 43. Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, .$2,000. 
Given by Occupied by T. McDonald, glass-stainer. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 
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. 



Thursday. Cor. Hunneman and Fellows Sts. One and one-half stories high ; 

15th. size, 24 X 65. Material, wood. 

0.59^ A.M. Owned by J. Nickerson. 
Box 214. Occupied by P. Glynn, blacksmith. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. 

Citizen, Loss on contents, $600. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on the floor. 
Extended to entire building. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
First water, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 



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Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24 ; Hook and 
Ladder No. 3 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — The delay in giving this alarm was caused by five differ- 
ent boxes being pulled at the same time. 



Friday. Mt. Bowdoin Ave. One and one-half stories" -high ; size, 30 X 40. 

16th. Material, wood. 

4.21 A.M. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. 
Box 357. Unoccupied. 
Given by Loss on building, $200. 
Police. Originated, unknown. 

Extended to entire building. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 

First water. Engine No. 18. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Rear No. 147 Endicott St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 21. Ma- 

IBth. terial, brick. 

10.32 P.M. Owned by M. McLaughlin. 

Still. Occupied by Thomas Doherty as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, .$10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $2. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 

First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham, 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present. Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. First company at box. Engine No. 28. 

19th. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

8.13 a.m. Number of engineers present, 3. 

Box521. CoMi-ANiES PRESENT, Engines Nos. 14, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 



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Given by 
Police. 



Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Remarks. — A police oflScer hearing two whistles from the Rubber 
Works, which was formerly their signal for fire, gave the alarm, which 
was needless, as the signal was for other purposes. 



Tuesday. No. 968 Teemont St. Five stories high ; size, 15 X 52. Material, 

20th. brick. 

1.03 A.M. Owned by J. Saulsbury. 

Box 83. Occupied by V. Moody et als., as saloon and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $163. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $270. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 7. 
First water. Engine No. 13. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 4; Hose No. 6; Chemical Engines Nos. 2, 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Tuesday. No. 468 Shawmut Ave. Three stories high ; size, 21 X 35. Material, 

20th. brick. 

5.10 p.m. Owned by Wm. GofiF. 

Still._ Occupied by Wm. Goflf", as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Foreman Lovell. 
Companies present. Engine No. 23 ; Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



Wednesday. No. 156 Shawmut Ave. Four stories high; size, 24 X 50. Material, 
21st. brick. 

10.46^ p.m. Owned by Wm. Smith. 
Box 72. Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. B. Cherry, druggist. 
Police. Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Occupied by Wilcox Bros, et als., groceries, etc. 
Loss on contents, $35. Insurance on contents, $1,700. 
Originated in the basement. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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Number of engineees peesent, 4. 

Companies peesent, Engines Nos. 3, 22, 23, 25, 26; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 8, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 66 Salem St. Three and one half stories high ; size, 21 X 34. 
21st. Material, brick. 

11.55 P.M. Owned by J. H. Bancroft. 

Still. Occupied by H. M. Hilson, as shop and dw'elling. 
Given by Loss on contents, §5. 
Citizen. Oeiginated on 2d floor. 
Cause, rats and matches. 
FiEST compant at EIRE, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Friday. Eiver St. (Mattai^an). Two and one-half stories high; size, 34 X 60. 

23d. Material, wood. 

4.23 a.m. Owned by J. H. Biirt et als., trustees. 
Box 353. Occupied by several parties, as stores, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. 
Member. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, ignition of sawdust in spittoon. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 19. 

First water. Engine No. 19. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 74i Pinckney St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

23d. brick. 

7.10 P.M. Owned by heirs of J. Bennett. 

Still.. Occupied by Mrs. Atchingson, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, defective chimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 10. 
First water, Engine No. 10. 
Force undee command of Foreman "Warren. 
I Company present, Engine No. 10. 

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



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Friday. 

23d. 

10.14 p.m. 

Box 454. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



Alford St. One story high; size, 15 X 30. Material, brick and 

iron. 
Owned by Burbank & Co. 

Occupied by Burbank & Co., as varnish factory. 
Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Insurance on contents, $10,000. 
Originated in boiler room. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
First water. Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number op engineers present, 1. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
CoNPiNED to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. Coe. Lexington and Marion Sts. Two and one-half stories high ; 

23d. size, 14 X 17. Material, wood. 

0.54 P.M. Owned by W. H. Halliday. 
Box 165. Occupied by W. H. Halliday, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Member. Cause, carelessness ; throwing burning rags on floor. 

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 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 521 Shawmut Ave. Four stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 
24th. brick. 

8.15 p.m. Owned by Mr. Eastham. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Eastham, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 

Force under command of Hoseman Mullen, Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Eemarks. — Hoseman Mullen extinguished this fire without giving 
an alarm. 



Sunday. No. 62 Washington St. Five stories high; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

25th. brick. 

9.22 a.m. Owned by A. J. C. Sowdon et als. 



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Given by- 
Police. 



Occupied by C. D. Bischoff, as restaurant. 

Cause, smoke from stove. 

FiKST COMPANY AT BOX, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Force under command of Ladderman Stevens. 

Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Pamage to building, none. 

No Fire. Needless alarm. 



Sunday'. Causeway St., cor. of Charles Eivee Ave. One story high; size, 

25th. 22 X 42. Material, wood. 

11.15 a.m. Owned by J. Goodnow. 
Box 4. Occupied by J. Goodnow, as stable. 
Given by Loss onbuilding, $200. Insurance on building, S400. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $700. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 
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, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
. , Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. Centre St. (West Eoxbury.) 

25th. Owned by Thos. Williams heirs. 
11.40 p.m. Originated in the woods. 
Box 526. Cause, set by boys. 
Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
Citizen. 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, none. 

Eemarks. — The fire was in the woods, and the adjoining buildings 
were supposed to be in danger. 



Monday. No. 195 High Street. Two stories high ; size, 24 X 54. 

26th. iron and wood. 

9.26 A.M. Owned by S. Q. Currier & Co. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Hunt, carpenter. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of shavings on floor from glue-pot. 
First o<mupany at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First water. Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Foreman Frost. 



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Companies peesent, Engine No. 25 ; Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 25 Medford St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 25. Material, 

26th. wood. 

11.31 a.m. Owned by Mrs. Dunn. 

Box 434. Loss on building, $5. Insueance on building, $1,700. 

Given by Occupied by Mrs. Dunn, as dwelling. 

Citizen. Oeiginated on 1st floor. 

Cause, soot falling from chimney igniting floor. 

FlEST COMPANY AT FIRE, HoSC No. 4. 

First water. Hose No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

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

Monday. No. 105 Marlboro' St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 24 X 

26th. 60. Material, stone and brick. 

7.40 p.m. Owned by 0. Peabody. 
Box 63. Occupied by I. P. Page, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in the chimney. 
Police. Cause, soot in chimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 10. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 5. 

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 being smothered. 



Monday. No. 10 Conant St. House, two and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 
26th. 23. Material, wood. Stable, two stories high; size, 16 X 32. 

10.40 p.m. Material, wood. 
Box 249. Owned by Mrs. Susan Murphy. 

Given by Occupied by Mrs. Susan Murphy, as dwelling and stable. 
Citizen. Loss on buildings, $388. Insurance on buildings, $1,475. 

Loss on contents, $75. 

Originated in stable. Extended to dwelling. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 

First water. Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 



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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 dwelling, slight; to stable, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Eavenswood Park (Glen Eoad). 

27th. Owned by J. Williams estate. 
3.58 P.M. Originated in the tvoods. 
Box 521. Cause, unknown. 

Given by First company at pire, Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Police. EoRCE 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, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



Tuesday. Cor. Causeway and Merrimac Sts. Five stories high , size, 38 X 

27th. 70. Material, brick. 

9.38 P.M. Owned by T. Wigglesworth. 

Still. Occupied by L. W. Pickens et als., as planing mill, etc. 
Given by Originated in 1st iloor. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks igniting sawdust over bailer. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
First water, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present, Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Wednesday'. Cor. Main and Henley Sts. Three stories high ; size, 47 X 72. 
28th. Material, brick. Shed, one story high; size, 12X21. Material, 

2.20 A.M. wood. 
Box 421. Owned by Hurd heirs. 

Given by Loss on building, .§1,150. Insurance on building, §4,000. 
Police. Occupied by Klous & Co., junk. 

Loss on contents, $4,000. Insurance on contents, §4,000. 

Occupied by Deland & Co., paints. 

Loss on contents, .§60. Insurance on contents, §500. 

Occupied by T. Smith, wagon. 

Loss on contents, $65. 

Originated in rear building. Extended to shed. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 



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Mat. 

First watek, Hose No. 3. 

FoECE UNDER COMMAND of Engineer Bartlett. 

NUMBEE OF ENGINEERS PRESENT, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

1, 9; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to buildings, considerable. Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 45 Lowell St^ Three and one-half stories high; size, 25 X 60. 
28th. Material, brick. 

4.05 P.M. Owned by John Dugan. 

Still. Occupied by P. H. Smith et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, supposed to have been set by boys. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water. Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Hoseman "Whitehead. 
Company present. Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of vrater. 

Thursday. No. 162 and 164 Canal St. Four stories high; size, 28 X 70, 
29th. Material, brick. 

7.58 p.m. Owned by Kent & Gore. 
Box 4. Occupied by Kent & Gore, as junk store. 
Given by Loss on building, $85. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $1,800. Insurance on contents, $9,000. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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

First water. Engine No. 6. 

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



Friday. Nos. 169 and 173 Portland St. Three stories high; size, 34 X 76. 
30th. Material, vrood. Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Portland place.. Two stories 

11.26 p.m. high; size, 18 X 78. Material, wood. 

Box 5. No. 169 Portland St., owned by T. D. Williams heirs. 
Given by Loss on building, $250. Insurance on building, $750. 
Police. Nos. 173 Portland st. and 1, 2, and 3 Portland place, owned by Hun- 
newell heirs. 
Loss on building, $100. 
No. 173 occupied by P. C. Green, carpenter. 



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Mat. 

Loss on contents, $25. 

No. 169 Portland st. and'No. 1 Portland pi., occupied by Isaac Holt, 

as saloon. 
Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $300. 
No. 2 Portland pi., occupied by M. Kelley, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $15. 

No. 3 Portland pi. , occupied by Mrs. Foley, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $15. 
Okiginatbd on 2d floor. No. 173 Portland st. Extended to No. 169 

Portland st., and 1, 2, and 3 Portland pi. 
Cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 25 ; Hook and Ladder, 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8, Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to buildings, considerable. Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Saturday. Wellington Whare, Warren Ave. One story high ; size, 20 X 150. 

31st. Material, wood. 

7.55^ P.M. Owned by Wellington & Co. 
Box 421. Occupied by Wellington & Co., as coal wharf. 
Given by Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Police. Originated in shed. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion of oily waste. 

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 Nos. 

1, 9 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 8, 4 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water.' 



Saturday. No. 140 Dover St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 26 X 33. 

31st. Material, wood. 

9.18 p.m. Owned by Mr. Curtis. 

Still. Unoccupied. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, incendiary. 

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

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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JUNE. 

Monday. No. 224 West Fourth St. Two stories high; size, 25 X 30. Mate- 

2d. rial, wood. 

12.43 A.M. Owned by Jolin Smith. 

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

Cause, incendiary. 

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. 



Monday. 

2d. 
5.18 P.M. 
Box 571. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



First company at box, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

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

Remarks. — No fire ; needless alarm. 



Monday. No. 62 and 64 Castle St. One story high ; size, 40 X 60. Mate- 

2d. rial, wood. 

10.36 P.M. Owned by the Kettell heirs. 
Box 64. Occupied by C. E. Hall etals., as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $100. 
Police. Loss on contents, $900. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to shed in yard. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 5. 

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 buildings, totally destroyed. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 329 North St. One and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 50. 

3d. Material, wood. 

2.53 A.M. Owned by Ballard heirs. 
Box 14. Occupied by John Delaney, as bakery. 
Given by Loss on building, .$35. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, overheated oven. 
First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 



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June. 

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op 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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. No. 468 Blue Hill Ave. Tiro stories high; size, 50 X 165. Mate- 

3d. rial, wood. 

10.34 A.M. Owned by Highland R.R. Co. 

Box S58. Occupied by Highland R.R., W. H. Thayer, as saloon. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Caused by boiling over kettle of syrup. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 24. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

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. 

Wednesday. No. 507 Rutherford Ave. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 75. Mate- 
4th. trial, wood. 

2.51 A.M. Owned by A. H. Allen. 

Box 461. Occupied by J. R. McNeil, as shoemaker's shop. 
Given by Loss on building, $110. Insurance on building, $1,400. 
Police. Loss on contents, $8. 

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

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 

First water. Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

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



Thursday. Washington St., Roslindale. Three stories high; size, 25 X 50. 
5th. Material, wood. 

3.56 A.M. Owned by Blyleven and Dick. 

4.24 A.M. Occupied by Blyleven and Dick, as Piano-key Manfs. 

Box 537. Loss on building, $3,000. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Given by Loss on contents, $1,200. 

Police. Occupied by C. Reese, as cabinet-maker. 



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June. 



Loss on contents, $100. 

Originated in basement. Extended to entire building. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Cliemical Engine No. i. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1-1, 19, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

10; Cliemical Engines Nos. 4, 5, 7. 
Damage to building, totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 319 D St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 25 X 30. Mate- 

7th. rial, wood. 

11.50 P.M. Owned by M. J. Eyder. 
Box 124. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $525. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Police. Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water. 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. 
; Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 607 Dorchester Ave. Two stories high ; size, 60 X 65. Ma- 

8th. terial, wood. 

4.11 A.M. Owned by Home Savings Bank. 
Box 128. Occupied by A. Nichols, et als., grocers, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $125. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Police. Loss qn contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated in cellar. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 10. 

First water. Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 15, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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June. 
Sunday. 

8th. 
9.50 P.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 335 Federal St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 24. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by P. Dugan. 
Occupied by Sarah Hurley, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $5. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, careless use of lamp. 
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. 



Monday. No. 61 Eastern Ave. Three stories high; size, 25 X 45. Material, 

9th. brick. 

11.07 P.M. Owned by Henry Parkman. 
Box 14. Occupied by Mrs. Taylor, as boarding-house. 
Given by Loss on contents, $30. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Caused by bedclothes in contact with lamp. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 

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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. . 



Tuesday. Cor. Murdock and Spaehawk Sts. Two and one-half stories liigh ; 
10th. size, 23 X 31. Material, wood. L. Two stories high ; size, 17 X 24. 

5."0 p. M. Material, wood. 
Box 571. Owned by Nathan Pike. 
Given by Occupied by Nathan Pike, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on building, .$253. Insurance on building, $4,000. 

Loss on contents, $390. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 29. 

First water, Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. _ \ 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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June. 

Wednesday. No. 11 North Sq. 



Four stories high; size, 50 X 95. Material, 



11th. 

1.27 A.M. 

Box 13. 

Given by 
Police. 



brick. 
Owned by Seaman's Aid Society. 
Occupied by J. P. Hatch, as sailor's boarding-house. 
Loss on building, $182. Insurance on building, $15,500. 
Originated in the basement. 
Cause, unknown. 

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

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 4, 6, 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. 



Wednesday. No. 100 Merrimac St. Five stories high ; size, 20 X 76. Material, 
11th. brick. 

1.55 a.m. Owned by S. Gerrish. 

Still. Occupied by J. P. Stow, as furniture store. 
Given by Originated under grating on sidewalk. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, ignition of excelsior. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 

First water. Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 

Company present, Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Wednesday. Long Wharf, on board schooner Commander, 
lltli. Owned by Nehemiah Gibson. 
3.08 P.M. Occupied as freighter. ' 

Box 38. Originated on deck. 
Given by Cause, boiling over kettle of tar. 
Police. First company at fire. Hook and Ladder 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. 
Damage to schooner, slight. 
Confined to schooner. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 74 Prince St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 15 X 18. 

11th. Material, wood. 

3.55 p.m. Owned by Wm. Parkin. 

Still. Occupied by J. Todd, as dwelling and shop. 



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June. 

Given by 
Citizen. 



Originated on 3d floor. 
Caused by boiling over of molasses. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Hoseman Smith. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 80 Broad St. Five stories high; size, 62 X 91. Material, granite. 

13th. Owned by Atkins heirs. 
11.05 A.M. Occupied by E. T. Cowdry & Co., as pickle factory. 

Still. Originated in basement. 
Given by Cause, wood too near boiler. 
Citizen. 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 buckets of water. 

Friday. No. 85 Chauncy St. Four stories high; size, 30 X 80. Material, 

13th. brick. 

11.58 P.M. Owned by Mass. Hospital Life Ins. Co. 
Box 43. Occupied by Warren Anson, as dwelling and saloon. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, §1,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

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 hydrant stream. 



Saturday. Border St. 

14th. Owned by Robert Jackson. 
10.49 A.M. Occupied by Robert Jackson, as ship-yard. 
Box 171. Originated on the wharf. 
Given by Cause, unknown. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 

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



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June. 

Damage, none. 

Confined. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Satuedat. Nonantum St. One and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 23. Ma- 

14:th. terial, -wood. 

3.08 P.M. Owned by M. Costello. 
Box 568. Occupied by M. Costello, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, §700. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Oeiginated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First cojipant at eiee. Engine No. 29. 

FoECE under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engine No. 29, and Engine No. 1 of Newton; 
Hook and Ladder No. 11 ; Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 399 W. Fourth St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

14th. terial, brick. 

10.20 P.M. Owned by J. P. McLaughlin. 
Still. Occupied by J. P. McLaughlin. 
Given by Loss on building, |i300. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Occupied by Mrs. Miller, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $180. Insurance on contents, $2,800. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
First water. Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineman Eay. 
Companies present, Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. 9 N. Margin St. Three and one-half stories high; 

15th. Material, brick. 

4.58 a.m. Owned by W. W. Fobes, 

Still. Occupied by B. Meelear, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Caused by man smoking in bed. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 



size, 20 X 31. 



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Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by biickets of water. 



"Wednesday. No. 259 Heath St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 22 X 33. 
18th. Material, wood. 

11.29 a.m. Owned by E. Kiescle. 
Box 256. Occupied by F. Trabandt, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $125. 

Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
EiRST company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Eirst water. Engine No. 14. 
EoRCE under command of Engineer CoUigan. 
Number of engineers present, 8. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, ; Hook and Ladder No. 

4; Chemical Engines Nos. 3, 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

"Wednesday. No. 197 E St. Two stories high ; size, 15 X 20. Material, wood. 
18th. Owned by J. McManus. 
9.18 P.M. Occupied by J. W. Whitford, as dwelling and shop. 
Box 127. Originated in some old rags. 
Given by Cause, defective flue. 
Police. 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. 
Damage to building, none. 
Needless alarm. 



Thursday. Cor. of Medford and Chelsea Sts. One and one-half stories 
19th. high; size, 20 X 25. Material, wood. Totally destroyed. 

0.57 A.M. Oavned by F. O'Keefe. 
Box 434. Occupied by F. O'Keefe, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $262. Insurance on building, $300. 
Police. Loss on contents, $225. Insurance on contents, $700. 

Two stories high ; size, 24 X 26. Material, wood. Slightly damaged. 

Owned by A. G. Mitchell. 

Occupied by A. G. Mitchell, as stable and shed. 

Loss on contents, $100. 

One story high ; size 30 X 40. Material, wood. Slightly damaged. 



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Owned by Daley & Russell. 

Occupied by Daley & Russell, as wheelwright shop. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated in O'Keefe's stable. Extended to other buildings. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

First water, 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. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Charles-river Ave. Two stories high; size, 30 X 75. Material, 

19th. wood. 

4.20 A.M. Owned by Lockwood heirs. 
Box 421. Occupied by Wellington, as coal-shed. 
Given by Loss on building, $782. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Police. Stable unoccupied. 
Originated in stable. 
Extended to coal-shed. 
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 Nos. 

1, 9 ; Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to buildings, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 14 South Mat St. Two stories high; size, 18 X 26. Material, 

19th. brick. 

10.15 P.M. Owned by Mr. Doe. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Dainey, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on building, $3. 
Citizen, Loss on contents, $8. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

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 regular force. 



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June. 

Friday. Eeae No. 625 Saratoga St. One story high ; size, 15 X 35. Ma- 

20th. terial, wood. 

5.19 A.M. Owned by E. McLaughlin. 
Box 176. Occupied by E. McLaughlin, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, .$150. Insurance on building, .$150. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, .$325. 

Originated in hay. 

Extended to entire building. 

Cause, unknown. 

First cojipany at fire, Hose No. 6. 

First water. Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 7 Mt. Vernon St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X 40. 

20th. Material, brick. 

1.35 P.M. Owned by W. B. Moore. 
Box 427. Occupied by W. B. Moore, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated in the L of house. 

Cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

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, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 38 Orleans St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 

20th. Material, wood. 

2.23 P.M. Owned by Coolidge & Holbrook. 
Box 153. Occupied by Coolidge & Holbrook, as stable. 
Given by Originated in some rags. 
Citizen. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, none. 

Needless alarm. 



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June. 

Friday. 
.20th. 
8.44 P.M. 
Box 126. 
Given by 
Member. 



No. 341 ANB 343 W. Broadway. Three stories high; size, 25 X 70. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by H. A. Bowles. 

Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, .^2,000. 
Occupied by C. H. Small, stoves. 

Loss on contents, .$600. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Occupied by Foster Bros., photographers. 
Loss on contents, $30. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

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

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



Friday. No. 577 Atlantic Ave. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 65. Material, 

20th. wood and iron. 

10.10 P.M. Owned by J. Tirrell. 
Box 48. Occupied by J. McNaught & Son, junk dealers. 
Given by Loss on building, .$149. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $300. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated in basement. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 
First water. Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 4, 7, 8, 15, 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. 



Thursday. Porter St., W. Eoxbury. Four stories high ; size, 30 X 30. Ma- 
26th. terial, brick and wood. 

2.03 a.m. Owned by Lizzie Hughes. 

Box 613. Loss on building, $165. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Unoccupied. 
Police. Originated in basement. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 5. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 



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Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 14, 28; Hook and Ladder Nq. 10; 
Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 
, Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 26 Sumner St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 36. Material, 
26th. wood. 

9.25 A.M. Owned by M. Dyer. 

Still. Occupied by J. A. Stanwood, apothecary. 
Given by Loss on contents, $12. Insurance on contents, §1,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present. Engine No. 11. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Thursday. Forest Hiul Ave. 

26th. First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 

3.35 P.M. First water. Engine No. 16. 

Still. Force under command of Foreman Merrill. 

Given by Company present, Engine No. 16. 

Citizen. Confined. 

Extinguished by being beat out. 



Friday. No. 66 Prentiss St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 36. Material, 
27th. wood. 

11.33^ A.M. Owned by Mary CaflTrey. 
Box 249. Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on first floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

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. 



Sunday. No. 13 Fellows St. Three stories high ; size, 17 X 30. Material, 

29th. wood. 

9.15 A.M. Owned by J. B. Richardson. 



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Stil 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by P. Connell, as dwelling. 

Originated on first floor. 

Cause, wood too near stove. 

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 buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 469 and 471 Atlantic Ave. Four stories high; size, 25X45. 

29th. Material, brick. 

11.10 A.M. Owned by J. Dillon heirs. 

Box 51. Occupied by A. H. Miller, dealer in paper stock. 
Given by Loss on building, $840. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,325. Insurance on contents, $11,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at eire, Engine No. 25. 
First water. Engine No. 25. 
Force under cosimand of Chief Engineer Green. 
NuaiBER op engineers present, 4. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 

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



Sunday. Western Ave. Two stories high ; size, 84 X 208. Material, wood. 
29th. Owned by Geo. W. Hollis. 
3.30^ P.M. Occupied by Geo. W. Hollis, for storage. 
Box 575. Originated in the hay-loft. 
Given by Cause, struck by lightning. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 29. 
First water, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number op engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engine No. 29; Hook and Ladder No. 11 j 

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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Tuesday. No. 31 Noeth Sq. Two stories high ; size, 12 X 17. 

1st. Owned by Catherine Hart. 

9. 10 A.M. Occupied by Catherine Kelly, as dwelling and store 

Still. Loss on building, §20. Insueance on building. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 

First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number op engineers peesent, 1. 

Company present. Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Material, wood. 



Tuesday. No. 11 Asylum St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, brick. 

1st. Owned by F. M. Cummings. 

5.08 P.M. Occupied by J. E. Henderson, as dwelling. 
Box 65. Loss on building, 0119.50. Insurance on building, §3,000. 
■Given by Loss on contents, $100. 
Folice, Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

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

First water, Engine No. 3. < 

TToece under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Ji^umbee of engineers present, 6. 

tI!oMPANiES 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 regular force. 



■Wednesday, No. 119 Devonshire St. Five stories high^ size, 40 X 80. Material, 
2d. granite. 

4.21 A.M. Owned by Simmons estate. 
Box 41. Occupied by Winkley, Thorp & Co., et als., as offices. 
Given by Loss on building, $1,488. Insurance on building, $85,000. 
Fire Patrol. Insurance on contents, $30,000. 
Originated oh 2d floor. 
'Cause, unknown. 

First compatjy 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, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 



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

Wednesday. Union Wharf. One story high, size, 25 X 288. Material, wood. 
2d. Owned by Union Wharf Corporation. 

6.29 P.M. Occupied by Union Wharf Corporation, as freight shed. 
Box 9. Loss on building, $2,466. Insurance on building, $17,600. 
Given by Occupied by Scott & Bridge. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. 

Occupied by Mr. Lancaster. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Occupied by Woodford & Farlow. 

Loss on contents, $250. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 

Occupied by Howe & Goodwin. 

Loss on contents, $177. Insurance on contents, $1,800. 

Originated in hay in shed. Extended to Nos. 16 to 22 inclusive 

(four stories, brick), owned by Union Wharf Corporation. 
Cause, supposed smoking in shed. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op 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 buildings, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. Rear No. 214 W. Second St. One story high ; size, 6 X 10. Ma 
3d. terial, wood. 

5.49 p.m. Owned by J. -Holland. 
Box 124. Occupied as hen-house. 

Given by Loss on building, $10. ' 

Police. Originated on the outside. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 
First water. Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

NUMRER 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. 



Friday. Eear No. 82 Montgomery St. 

4th. Owned by Mr. Boutwell. 

12.41 a.m. Originated on fence-post. 

Box 93. Cause, fire-crackers. 



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JULT. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



FiKST 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 Lad- 
der No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 
Eemarks. — Needless alarm. 



Friday. Lehigh St. Bonfire. 

4th. Originated in the street. 

3.00 A.M. Cause, incendiary. 
Box 65. First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
Given by First water. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Police. 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. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Friday. No. 12 "West Second St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Ma- 

4th. terial, wood. 

8.03 a.m. Owned by Timothy Coughlin. 
Box 123. Occupied by several families, as tenement house. 
Given by Loss on building, $305. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $100. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 

First water. Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of 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. 



Friday. Rear No. 16 W. Second St. One and one-half stories high; size, 

4th. 15 X 30. Material, wood. 

0.30 p.m. Owned by Timothy Coughlin. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Connelly, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $500. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d 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. 



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Damage to building, sliglit. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Friday. No. 113 Northampton St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 35. Ma- 

4th. terial, wood. 

2.50 P.M. Owned by Mr. Leary. 

Still. Occupied by Eugene Geary, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, smoking in bed. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 

First water, Engine No. 23. * ' .. ^^ 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 23. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 2329 Washington St. Two stories high ; size, 22 X 30. Ma- 

5th. terial, wood. 

8.17 P.M. Owned by Hiram Johnson. 
Box 239. Occupied by Mrs. Kate Mainwaring, as saloon. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Police. Cause, careless use of kerosene lamp. 

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 

Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by citizens before the arrival of the department. 



Sunday. Tremont St. Three stories high; size, 22 X 38. Material, wood. 

6th. Owned by P. J. Morrissey. 

0.44 A.M. Occupied by P. J. Morrissey, as dwelling. 
Box 568. Loss on building, -$1,000. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Given by Loss on contents, $800. Insurance on contents, $800. 
Citizen. Originated in the cellar. Extended to entire building. 

Cause, unknown. 

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, totally destroyed. 



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» Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Engines Nos. 1 and 2, and Hose Companies jSTos. 3 and 
4 of Newton were present. 

Sunday. Parson St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, wood. 

6th. Owned by Geo. W. Brooks. 

5.08 P.M. Unoccupied dwelling. 
Box 567. Loss on building, $700. 

Given by Originated in the L. Extended to main building. 
Police. Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 29. 

First \vater. Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. Baker St. (W.R.) One story high; size, 32X40. Material, 

7th. wood. 

0.41 a.m. Owned by Patrick O'Neil. 

Box 546. Loss on building, $1,275. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by P. O'Neil, as stable. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,150. Insurance on contents, $1,375. 

Originated, unknown. Extended to entire building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 7. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Five cows and four horses were burned in she stable. 



Monday. No. 4 Erin's Allef. Two and one-half stories high; size, 25 X 27. 

7th. . Material, wood. 
6.27 p.m. Owned by John Driscoll. 
Box 157. Occupied by John Driscoll, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $17. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $11. Insurance on contents, $400. 

Originated on upper floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 



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FoECE 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 bucliets of water. 



Thursday. No. 6 Chickering Place. 
10th. Owned by A. A. Marcus. 
9.37 P.M. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. S. Campbell, as a home for strange women. 

Given by Loss on contents, $35. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. ' 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Foreman Knox. 

Company present, Engine No. 26. 

Damage to building, sliglit. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday'. Lowell E.R. "Wharf. 
11th. Owned by Lowell E.R. Company. 
11.15 \.ii. Occupied by Lowell Railroad Company, as coal-wharf. 
Box 434. Originated on the wharf. 
Given by Cause, sparks from locomotive. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Hose No. 4. 
First water. Hose No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Hose 



Friday. No. 41 Charter St. 

11th. Cause, building falling. 

0.40 p.m. First company at box. Engine No. 8. 
Box 2. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 5. 

Police. Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, considerable. 

Remarks. — This alarm was given for assistance to rescue several 
children from the ruins of a building wliich fell while being torn 
down ; but on the arrival of tlie department it was ascertained their 
services would not be required. 
Needless alarm. 



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Sunday. 
13th. 

4.51 A.M. 

still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



CoK. Dover and Albany Sts. One story high ; size, 12 X 35. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by J. H. Haley. 

Occupied by J. H. Haley, as photograph-saloon. 
Loss on building, $300. Insurance on biiilding. 
Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents. 
Originated in saloon. 
Cause, ignition of varnish from lamp. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
First water. Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present. Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. Granite St. Two stories high : size, 20 X 40. Material, brick. 

13th. Owned by Standard Sugar Refinery. 
3.25 P.M. Occupied by Standard Sugar Eeflnery, as gas-house. 
Box 141. Loss on building, $150. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

First water. Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 25; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 84 Green St. 

13tli. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 
4.53 p.m. First company at box, Engine No. 4. 
Box 24. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 5. 

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



Monday. No. 2 Jasper Court. Four stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material, 

14th. brick. 

0.48 a.m. Omened by E. McDonough. 

Box 13. Occupied by John Mullen et als., as dwelling-house. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Police. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 



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Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number or engineers present, 5. 

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

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

MONDAY. Bourne St. 

14tli. Orginated in brush. 
5.18 p.m. Cause, unknown. 

Box 532. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Police. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present. Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; Chem- 
ical Engines Nos. 4, 7. i 
Extinguished by being beat out. 
Eemarks. — The fire was in Minot's Woods. 

Monday. No. 181 Essex St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 40. Material, 

14th. brick. 

8.45 P.M. Owned by "W. E. French. 

Still. Occupied by C. Finn, as shoe-shop. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
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. No. 36 Nashua St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 36. 

15th. Material, brick. 

3.10 P.M. Owned by H. Eandall. 

Still. Occupied by T. Collins et ah., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 

Company present, Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 79 Portland St. 

16th. brick. 

10.25 P.M. Owned by Levi Boles. 



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Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by B. Collins et als., as dwelling. 

Oeiginated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

FiEST COMPANY AT EIRE, Hook and Ladder No. 

Force under command of Ladderman Wells. 

Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 707 Shawmut Ave. Four stories high; size, 20 X 38. Mate- 
16th. rial, brick. 

11.15 a.m. Owned by F. W. Eyder & Son (agents). 

Still. Occupied by H. D. Rice, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Force under command of Foreman Freeman. 
' Companies present, Engines Nos. 13, 23 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

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

Wednesday'. No. 63 to 59 Wareham St. Five stories high ; size, 100 X 150. 
16th. Material, brick. 

4.45 p.m. Owned by Cressey &Noyes. 

Box 73. Loss on building, $413. Insurance on building, $15,475. 
Given by Occupied by Cressey & Noyes, as planing-mill. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,039. Insurance on contents, $8,200. 
Occupied by Gilman & Tuttle, as table manufactory. 
Loss on contents, $4,000. Insurance on contents, $18,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 5th floor. 
Cause, struck by lightning. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
First water, Eepair-shop Hose. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

3, 4 ; Hose No. 5 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to main building, slight. Dry-house and stable, one story 

high, size, 24 X 40, totally destroyed. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Edward Barry, fireman for Cressey & Noyes, was in- 
stantly killed by a falling chimney. 



Thursday. False alarm. 

17th. First company at box. Hose No. 7. 
5.23 A.M. Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 



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Bos 83. 
Given by 
Unknown. 



Number of engineees pbesent, 2. 

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. 



Thursday. No. 11 Fayette St. Four stories higli; size, 18 X 35. Material, 
17th. brick. 

7.30 A.M. Owned by J. E. Wasserboeker. 

Still. Occupied by J. E. Wasserboeker, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 

Cause, kerosene stove taking fire. 

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. 



Friday. No. 83 South St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 36. Material, 

18th. brick. 

5.30 p.m. Owned by N. Brigham. 

Still. Occupied by N. Brigham, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, rats and 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. 



Saturday. No. 1 Sherman St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 40. 
19th. Material, wood. 

6.02 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Sweetser. 
Box 461. Occupied by Mr. James, as dwelling. 
Given by Insurance on building, $400. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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JUI/T. 

Sunday. 

20th. 
7.45 A.M. 
Box 129. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 10 W. Seventh St. Two stories high ; size 10 X 15. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by Mrs. Helen Perry. 
OccuEiED by A. Latimer, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $5. 
Originated in basket of clothes. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at eire. Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number oe engineers present, 3. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 15 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 

3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. . 230 Dover St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 54. Material, 

20th. brick. 

3.15 p.m. Owned by Broadway Savings Bank. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as tenements. 
Given by Originated in cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 

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

First water. Hook and Ladder No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Monday. 

21st. 

7.18 P.M. 

Box 68. 

Given by 

Fire Patrol. 



Tuesday. 

22d. 
5.16 P.M. 



No. 549 Albany St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 44 X ISO. 

■ Material, brick. 
Unoccupied skating rink. 
Owned by Grover & Baker. 
Originated on first floor. 
Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
First water, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



No. 54 Salem St. Three stories 

wood. 
Owned by Chas. Homer. 



size, 24 X 30. Material, 



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July. 

Box 17. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by E. Doherty, as dwelling and store. 
Loss on building, $10. Insukance on building, $2,000. 
Insurance on contents, $200. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

EiRST coMPANT AT FIEE, Engine No. 8. 
EoECE 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. 



"Wednesday. Medford St. 

23d. Originated in pile of shavings on open lot. 

8.58 P.M. Cause, incendiary. 

Box 453. First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Police. Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

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

Thursday. Rear Ward St. One story high; size, 16 X 20. Material, wood. 
24th. Owned by F. J. Ward. 

3.59 p.m. Occupied by Patrick Kearns, as stable. 

Box 249. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $150. 
Given by Loss on contents, $1. 
Citizen. Originated on outside of barn. Extended to inside. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer CoUigan. 

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. Mile St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 76 X 102. 

25th. brick and wood. 

9.39 A.M. Owned by American Tube "Works. 
Box 182. Occupied by American Tube "Works, as storehouse. 
Given by Originated on the roof. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 



Material, 



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



Friday. No. 1 Sherman St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 38. 

25tli. Material, wood. 

5.51p.m. Owned by Mrs. Sweetser. 
Box 461. Occupied by Mr. James, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $400. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at eire. Hose No. 2. 

First water, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number oe engineers present, 1. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Coneined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Remarks. — Hose No. 1 of Somerville was present. 



Friday. Mystic Ave. "Wooden bridge. 

25th. Owned by B. & M. R.E. Co. 
9.45 P.M. Boston & Maine Railroad Bridge. 
Box 461. Originated under bridge. 
Given by Cause, sparks from locomotive. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 

First water. Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage, slight. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. No. 187 Sumner St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 70. Material, 

29th. wood. 

7.57 p.m. Owned by G. B. Thurston. 

Box 182. Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by John Cooper, as blacksmith. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $225. Insurance on contents, .$500. 

Occupied by G. M. Strong, as carriage trimmer. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

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

Cause, sparks from forge. 



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July. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 2. 

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 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No. 28 Beverly St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 60. Material, 
30th. wood. 

8.16 P.M. Owned by Mr. English. 

Box 19. Occupied by George Derby, as furniture store. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 

Police. Cause, spontaneous combustion in a barrel of 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 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being thrown in tlie street to burn out. 

Thursday. Old Colony Railroad, Milton Branch. 

31st. Originated on wooden bridge. 

12.30 P.M. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Still. First company at fire. Engine No. 20. 
Given by First water. Engine No. 20. 
Citizen. Force under command of Foreman Dennison. 
Companies present. Engine No. 20. 
Extinguished by Iiydrant stream. 
Remarks. — Bridge of tlie O.C. R.R. over Davenport's creek. 



AUGUST. 

Friday. No. 1200 Washington St. Four and one-half stories high; size, 

1st. 21: X 54. Material, brick. 

10.35 a.m. Owned by M. Van Norton. 

Still. Occupied by L. H. Baker et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on the 4th floor. 
Police. Cause, ignition of soot in chimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. '3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 



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Companies present, Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 

Friday. No. 5 Union Court. Two and one-half stories high; size, 25 X 100. 

1st. Material, wood. 

6.15 p.m.' Owned by John Lawson. 

Still. Occupied by R. Hodson, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in the chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of soot in chimney. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Driver Brooks. 

Company present, Hose No. 6. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. Nos. 29 and 31 School St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

2d. 28 X 32. Material, wood. 

4.08 A.M. No. 29, owned by T. Reed. 
Box 514. Loss on building, $25. 
Given by No. 31, owned by R. Carlton. 
Police. No. 29, occupied by T. Reed, as dwelling. 

No. 31, occupied by R. Carlton, as dwelling. 

Originated on 2d floor. No. 29. Extended to roof of entire building. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 5. 

First water. Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number op 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. 



Sunday. Rear No. 2273 "Washington St. Two stories high ; size, 34 X 43. 

3d. Material, wood. 

0.55 A.M. Owned by N. J. Bradlee. 

Box 218. Occupied by A. R. Reed et als., as carpenter shop. 
Given by Originated on the outside. 
Citizen. Cause, incendiary. 

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

First water. Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; Hook and 
Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 



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August. 

Damage to building, sliglit. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with extinguishers. 

Sunday. On Tudor St., between D and E Sts. Three stories high; size, 

3d. 50 X 100. Material, brick. 

6.22 P.M. Owned by E. Bishop. 
Box 134. Occupied by R. Bishop, as cotton factory. 
Given by First company at box. Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
' Police. 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. 

Remarks. — Trying a new boiler, filled the building with smoke. 
Needless alarm. 



Sunday. Magazine Lane. Two stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

3d. wood. 

9.06 P.M. Owned by H. B. Arnold & Co. 

Box 319. Occupied by H. B. Arnold & Co., as rendering works. 
Given by Loss on building, $4,721. Insurance on building, $4,248. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $1,126. Insurance on contents, .$2,240. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 12. 

First water, Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 17, 21, 23; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 4, 7; Hose Nos. 7, 10. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 5 Henchman St. Three stories high ; size, 17 X 20. Material, . 

4th. wood. 

8.31 a.m. Owned by J. C. & E. A. Loud. 
Box 2. Occupied by T. Boyle, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. 
Police. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on the 3d floor. 
Caused by children playing with matches. 
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, 8, 25; Hook and Ladder" 
Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. '8; Chemical Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 



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

Monday. Eikst St. (Jenney's oil works). 

4tli. Owned by S. Jenney & Co. 

7.13^ P.M. Occupied by S. Jenney & Co., as kerosene oil works. 
Box 126. Loss on contents, $20. 
Given by Originated in a still. 
Police. Cause, leakage of still. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

No. 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Tuesday. Rear Temple St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 75. 

5th. Material, wood. 

6.30 p.m. Owned by Trombly heirs. 

Still. Occupied by J. Scott et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, fnnnel^dropping out of flue, filling room with smoke. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 16. 

Force under command of Assistant Engineman O'Connell. 
Company present. Engine No. 16. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. No. 8 Noyes Pl. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 19 X 25. 
6th. Material, wood. 

8.45 A.M. Owned by J. Shannon. 

Still. Occupied by J. Shannon, as dwelling-house. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. 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 being smothered. 

Wednesday. Lowell Freight Depot. One story high; size, 40 X 100. Ma- 
6th. terial, wood. 

9.10 a.m. Owned by B. & L. R.R. Corporation. 
Box 6. Occupied by B. & L. R.R. Corporation, as freight depot. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, 
Citizen. Originated on the roof. 



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August. 

Cause, sparks from engine. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

First water. Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 5. 

Companies present. 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 regular force. 

Wednesday. Cor. Causeway and Billeeica Sts. Three stories high; size, 15 X 
6th. 26. Material, brick. 

7.00 P.M. Owned by P. Silvia. 

Still. Occupied by P. Silvia et als., as barber shop and dvrelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, sparks dropping down chimney. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
First water. Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present. Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Thursday. Nos. 61 and 63 Sumner St. (East Boston.) Two stories high; size, 
7th. 75 X 75. Material, wood. 

4.40 A.M. Owned by D. D. Kelley & Son. 
Box 156. Occupied by J. Loveland et als., painters, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $400. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $81. Insurance on contents, $800. 
Originated in boiler room. Extended to roof. 
Cause, sparks from boiler. ■ 
First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
First water. Engine No. 11. 
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, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Cor. of Brighton Ate. and Allston St. One and one-half stories 

7th. high ; size, 30 X 60. Material, wood. 

11.25 A.M. Owned by J. W. Hollis. 

Box 576. Occupied by J. Kennedy et als., as workshops. 

. Given by Originated on the roof. 

Citizen. Cause, sparks from chimney. 



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August. 

First company at fiee, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Fuller. 

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. 

Thursday. No. 113 Beach St. Three stories high; size, 36 X 100. Material, 

7th. wood. 

2.04:^ P.M. Owned by D. G. Haskins. 
Box 59. Occupied by Mrs. E. Burke et als., as tenement house. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $18. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion in rags. 
First company at fire. 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 Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 9 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Thursday. Eear Sherman Sq. One story high ; size, 40 X 100. Material, wood. 
7th. Owned by O. C. Hart. 

5.18 P.M. Occupied by 0. C. Hart, as foundery. 
Box 461. Originated on the roof. 
Given by Cause, sparks from chimney. 
Citizen. First company at fire. 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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. Depot Sq. (Neponset). One story high; size, 25 X 30. Material, 
7th. wood. 

7.23 P.M. Owned by O.C. E.E. Corporation. 
Box 343. Occupied by O.C. R.E. Corporation, as Depot. 
Given by Loss on building, $250. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Extended to roof. 



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Cause, spontaneous combustion of oily waste. 

First company at fiee, Engine No. 20. 

First water, Engine No. 20. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

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



Saturday. No. 92 Union St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

9th. brick. 

5.12 p.m. Owned by Bird heirs. 

Box 17. Occupied by A. Manson et als., as dv^^elling-house and printing-office. 
Given by Loss on building, $28. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Dist. Tel. Loss on contents, $30. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, ignition of naphtha. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines 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 extinguishers. 

Remarks. — This was a needless alarm, as Hook and Ladder No. 1 
had it on a " Still," and had extinguished it before the department 
arrived. 



Sunday. No. 191 Shawmut ave. Three stories high; size, 30 X 30.- Mate- 

10th. rial, wood. 

2.59 a.m. Owned by H. Holthaus. 

Box 72. Occupied by J. Conroy, as saloon and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $4. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op 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. 



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August. 
Monday. 
11th. 

0.10 P.M. 

Box 182. 

Given by 

Police. 



Mill St. One story high ; size, 100 X 180. Material, brick. 

Owned by National Tube Works Company. 

Occupied by National Tube Works Company, for storage. 

Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

FiEST 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 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Monday. No. 170 Border St. 

11th. Owned by McQuestion & Fogg. 
12.47 P.M. Occupied by McQuestion & Fogg, as wharf. 
Box 162. Originated in pile of shavings on wharf. 
Given by Cause, unknown. 
Police. First company at fire. Engine No. 5. 

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, none. 
Confined. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Tuesday. Taylor St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 100. Material, brick. 
12th. Owned by A. T. Stearns &.Son. 
2.50 P.M. Occupied by A. T. Stearns & Son, as planing-mill. 
Box 343. Loss on building, $100. 
Given by Originated over the boiler room. 
Citizen. Extended to the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney igniting sawdust. 

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. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to buUding. 

Extinguished by employes, with 2 lines from force-pump, assisted by 
members of the department. 



Tuesday. Mystic Ave. (R.E. Bridge). 

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

3.15 p.m. Originated under the bridge. 



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August. 

Still. Cause, sparks from a locomotive. 
Given by First company at fiee, Hose No. 2. 
Citizen. Poece undee command of Driver Kimball. 
Company peesent, Hose No. 2. 
Damage, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Ebar Nos. 10 and 12 Belmont St. Two and one-half stories high ; 
13th. size, 42 X 63. Material, wood. 

9.31 A.M. Owned by Cornelius Breslin. 

Box 236. Loss on building, .$225. Insueance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Occupied by E. Cavania, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. 

Occupied by T. Flannery, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $15. 

Oeiginated on outside. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fiee, Engine No. 13. 

EiEST vi^atee. Engine No. 13. 

FoECE UNDEE COMMAND of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineees present, 2. 

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

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

Wednesday. Barque Maeia Duncan, Grand Junction Wharf. 
13th. Owned bj' unknown. 
3.02 p. 51. Used as freighter. 
Box 161. Originated on the deck. 
Given by Cause, boiling over of pitch. 
Citizen. First company at fiee. Engine No. 11. 

FoECE UNDEE 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, slight. 
Confined. 

Extinguished by citizens before the arrival of the department. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 

Wednesday. No. 751 E. Sixth St. One story high ; size, 15 X 25. Material, 
13th. wood. 

6.55 p.m. Owned by E. & J. George. 

Still. Occupied by E. & J. George, as file manufacturer. 
Given by Loss on building, $3. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $2. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, ignition of wood-work from hot ashes. 



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Thursday. 

14th. 

I;i5 A.M. 

Box 356. 
Given by 
Police. 



Thuesdat. 

14th. 

6.36 P.M. 

Box 15. 

Given by 

Police. 



Thursday. 
14th. 
10.55 P.M. 
11.12i P.M. 
. Box 36. 
Given by 
Police. 



First company at fire, Hose No. 12. 
Force under command of Driver Twiss. 
Company present, Hose No. 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of -water. 

Wheatland Ave. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 30 X 50. 

Material, wood. 
Owned by W. H. Lee. 
Occupied by W. H. Lee, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $1,363. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Loss on contents, $1,500. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Extended to 2d floor and roof. 
Caused by rats and matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 18. 
First water. Engine No. 18. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number op engineers present, 2. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 

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

No. 85 Fulton St. Four stories high; size, 18 X 60. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Occupied by C. M. Buxton, furniture manufacturer. 
Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $700. 
Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
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 hydrant stream. 

Nos. 80, 82, 84, 86. Tremont St., Tremont Temple. Four stories 

high ; size, 92 X 140. Material, brick and stone. 
Owned by Evangelical Baptist Benevolent and Missionary Society. 
Loss on building, $50,177. Insurance on building, $77,600. 
Occupied by Evangelical B. B. & M. Society. 
Loss on contents, $20,852. Insurance on contents, $19,300. 
Occupied by L. T. J. Lubin, optician. 



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Loss on contents, $625. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 

Occupied by Van Alstine and Howe, opticians. 

Loss on contents, $144. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 

Occupied by J. Federhen, jeweller. 

Loss on contents, $561. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 

Occupied by Thompson & O'Dell, music, etc. 

Loss on contents, $2,600. Insurance on contents, $15,000. 

Occupied by American Baptist Publishing Co. 

Loss on contents, $2,750. Insurance on contents, $16,900. 

Occupied by Dr. Harriman, dentist. 

Loss on contents, $580. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Occupied by E. J. Schafter, storage. 

Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Occupied by W. G. Corthell, publisher. 

Loss on contents, $360. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Occupied by Dr. H. B. Crandon et als., offices, etc. 

Loss on contents, $800. 

Nos. 70, 72 Tremont St. Five stories high ; size, 56 X 66. Mate- 
rial, iron. 

Owned by T. 0. & H. P. Burnham. 

Occupied by Coolidge, Smith & Co., as millinery, etc. 

Loss on contents, $483. Insurance on contents, $23,000. 

Nos. 90, 92, 94 Tremont St. ' Pour stories high; size, 45X92. 
Material, brown stone. 

Owned by Brewer estate. 

Loss on building, $375. Insurance on building, $27,500. 

Occupied by Finger & Cavanagh. 

Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Occupied by 1st corps of Cadets. 

Loss on contents, $38. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 

No. 3 Montgomery Place. Four stories high ; size, 24 X 56. 
Material, brick. 

Owned by Mr. Blaisdell. 

Loss on building, $175. Insurance on building, $5,000. 

Occupied by Mr. Blaisdell. 

Originated in rear of organ, Tremont temple. Extended to roof 
and other buildings. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

First water. Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 7. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 25, 26 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 1, 3,4,8; Hose Nos. 3, 5,8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to buildings : 3, slight; 1, considerable. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Hosemen Gushing, Bartlett, and Kelly, also substitute 
Pingree of Engine No. 4, were badly burned. Hosemen Bayley 
and Egerton, of Engine No. 10, were both badly injured by falling 
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August. 
Fridat. 

15th. 

0.56 A.M. 

Box 123. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 25 Gold St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 50. Material, wood. 
Owned by Mrs. Hagan. 

Loss on building, $33. Insurance on building, $800. 
Occupied by Mrs. Hagan e^ als., as dwelling. 
Originated in shed. 
'Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 
First water, Hose No. 9. 
Force under command of Engineer Brown. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 12, 15 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 4, 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 : Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. False alarm. 

15th. First company at box. Engine No. 24. 

10.13 A.M. Force under command of Engineer Monroe. 

Box 257. Number of engineers present, 3. 

Given by Companies present, Engine Nos. 12, 18, 21, 24; Hook and Ladder 
unknown. No. 4 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 



Saturday. No. 165 Shawmut Ave. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 

16th. 30. Material, brick. 

10.48 A.M. Owned by D. O'Brien. 

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

Given by Loss on building, $7. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $30. 
Origina'ted on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

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



Saturday. No. 435 Hanover St. Four stories high; size, 35 X 58. Material, 
16th. brick. 

7.31 P.M. Owned by P. Canney. 
Box 9. Occupied by M. Davis, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $1,600. 
Police. Loss on contents, $12. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene oil lamp. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 



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Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 2.'i ; Hook and Ladder 

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

Saturday. No. 82 Sumner St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 35. 

I6th. Material, brick. 

7.49 P.M. Owned by D. Callihan. 
Box 156. Occupied by D. Callihan, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $53. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $40. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine 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 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 11 Linden Park. 

19th. Owned by Woodbury & Leighton. 
3.40 A.M. Unoccupied building, lime in cellar. 

Still. Loss on contents, $18. 
Given by Cause, slaking of lime. 
Police. First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 
First water. Engine No. 13. 
Force under command of Foreman Freeman. 
Company present. Engine No. 13. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. No. 10 Faneuil Hall Sq. Four stories high; size, 24 X 50. Ma- 

19th. terial, brick. 

8.13i A.M. Owned by Pecker heirs. 
Box 16. Occupied by B. B. Brown, pickles and preserves. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Police. Cause, boiling over of rosin. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder 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 Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 



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



Tuesday. No. 212 Border St. One story high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 

19th. Owned by J. S. Weeks. 
7.11 P.M. Occupied by Austin Gove & Son, as lime-shed. 
Box 162. Loss on contents, $130. Insurance on contents, $400. 
Given by Originated in the lime. 
Citizen. Cause, slaking of lime. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 

EiRST 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 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Wednesday. First St., between J and K Sts. On story high; size, 170 X 200. 
20th. Material, wood and iron. 

5.45 A.M. Owned by Bay State Rolling Mill Co. 

Still. Loss on building, $200. 

Given by Occupied by Bay State Rolling Mill Co. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, ignition of cinders from furnace. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 2. 
First water. Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineman Twiss. 
Company present. Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Wednesday. No. 1025 Washington St. Three stories high; size, 32 X 
20th. Material, brick. 

11 A.M. Owned by Mr. Ware. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Noonan, as saloon. 
Given by Originated in the cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated range. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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Wednesday. No. 15 "Washington St. 



Two stories high; size, 18 X 25. Material, 



20th. wood. 

9.28 P.M. Owned by Flint heirs. 

Box 416. Occupied by J. R. Gorden et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $300. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

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, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Thursday. No. 70 Beookline St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 32. Ma- 

21st. terial, brick. 

10.15 A.M. Owned by A. F. Sprague. 

Still. Occupied by E. Leary, as dwelling. 

Given by First company at box. Engine No. 3. 
Citizen. Force under command of Foreman Riley. 

Companies present. Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3 ; Hose No. 5. 
Remarks. — Smoke beating down into house. No fire. Needless 
alarm. 



Friday. No. 88^ Friend St. Five stories high ; size, 45 X 55. 

22d. Owned by J. Damon. 

2.05 P.M. Occupied by W. Nelson, as lodging-house. 

Still. Loss on building, $12. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated 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 buckets of water. 



Material, brick. 



Friday. No. 23 Beacon St. Five stories high; size, 30 X 60. Material, 

22d. brick. 

3.43i P.M. Owned by H. Endicott. 
Box 35. Occupied by Mrs. Rand, as boarding-house. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, .$15,000. 
Member. Originated in the basement. 

Cause, ignition of fat in stove oven. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 



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First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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 Chemical Engines. 

Saturday. Nos. 11 and 13 India Sq. Eour stories high ; size, 24 X 45. Material, 
23d. brick. . 

3.11 P.M. Owned by India Wharf Corporation. 
Box 47. Occupied by T. M. Ware & Co., oil dealers. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, boiling over of oil. 

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

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. ' 

Number op engineers present, 3. 

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. 
Extinguished by occupants before the arrival of the department. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 

Saturday. No. 317 Harrison Ate. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 50. Material, 

23d. brick. 

4.39^ P.M. Owned by Mrs. Burr. 
Box 65. Occupied by John O'Neil et als., as bakery and dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $1,600. 
Originated in the basement. 
Cause, oven too near wood-work. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 
• Force under command of Engineer Regan. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
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. 



Saturday. No. 8 Pope Street. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

23d. wood. 

5.08 p.m. Owned by E. Gallagher. 
Box 176. Occupied by E. Gallagher, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 6. 



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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. 



Sunday. 

24th. 
12.50 p.m. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 16 Beverly St. 

Needless alarm. Hook and Ladder No. 1 was called ; the cause was 
a smoky furnace. 



Monday. No. 104 and 106 Broad St. Four stories liigh; size, 20 X 65. 

25th. Material, brick. 

8.49 A.M. Owned by John Foster. 

8.54 a.m. Loss on building, $862. Insurance on building, .$10,000. 
Box 47. No. 104. — Occupied by F. H. Atwood, pickles, etc. 
Given by Loss on contents, $3,300. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 
Police. No. 106. — Occupied by Bent & Hawkes, oil dealers. 

Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $22,000. 

No. 6 Wharf St. 

Ovi^NED by Haley & Tighe. 

Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $1,500. 

Occupied by James Carney, as dwelling-house. 

Originated on 4th floor, No. 104. Extended to No. 106, and No. 6 

Wharf St. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 25, 26 ; 
Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 4, 8 ; Hose Nos. 3, 5, 8, 9; Chemical 
Engines Nos. 1, 2; Fire Boat. 
Damage to buildings, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Eemarks. — The second alarm for this fire was unnecessary ; it was 
caused by Box 37 being pulled soon after the first alarm by some 
unknown person. 



Monday. No. 3 Gary St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 32. 

25th. Owned by I. H. Gary. 

7.30 P.M. Occupied by John Chipman, as dwelling. 

Box 217. Loss on contents, $75. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 

Citizen. Cause, filling liglited kerosene lamp. 



Material, brick. 



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FiKST COMPANT AT FIRE, Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number op engineers present, 3. 

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

Ladder No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 



Hook and 



Thursday. No. 275 North St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material, 
28th. brick. 

6.30 A.M. Owned by T. McDermott. 
Box 14. Occupied by T. McDermott, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 

Citizen. Cause, ignition of clothing from lighted match. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
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, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 170 Endicott St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 24. Material, 
28th. brick. 

4.22 P.M. Owned by R. Moore. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as tenements. > 

Given by Originated in basement. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 
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. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. Needless alarm. 

28th. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 
9.49 p.m. First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
Box 42. Force under command of Engineer Regan. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 4. 

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



Thursday. Nos. 374 to 400 Albany St. Two stories high; size, 100 X 300. 

28th. Material, wood. 

11.56 p.m. Owned by Howard Snelling & Co. 



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Box 68. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $1,455. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Occupied by Howard Snelling & Co., coal dealers. 

Loss on contents, $1,850. Insueance on contents, $2,500. 

Occupied by W. Leatherbee, lumber dealer. 

Loss on contents, $1,000. Insurance on contents, $6,250. 

Originated in lumber. Extended to coal elevator. 

Cause, incendiary. 

EiRST COMPANY AT FIRE, Engine No. 3. 

First water, Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 9; Chemical Engine isTo. 2; Fire 

Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 5 East Suffolk Place. Five stories high; size, 40 X 74. 

31st. Material, brick. 

7.20 P.M. Owned by T. B. Frothingham. 

Box 43. Occupied by Haley, Cutter & Co., et als., trunks, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $10,500. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion of rags. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 2Q. 

First water. Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Engineer Regan. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



SEPTEMBER. 

Monday. No. 25 Chaelestown St. Five stories high; size, 45 X 75. Ma-r 

1st. terial, brick. 

6.30 P.M. Owned by A. Wentworth. 

Box 19. Occupied by Neal Dickey & Co., as confectionery manufactory^ 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Police. Cause, boiling over of kettle of sugar. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. . 



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Septbmbee. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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, none. 
doNPiNBD to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. Rear op Nos. 141, 143, 145 Fourth St. One story high; size, 8 X 

2d. 30. Material, wood. 

3.24 A.M. Owned by heirs of Thomas Barr. 
Box 124. Occupied by several parties, as wood and coal sheds. 
Given by Loss on building, $132. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Originated in shed. Extended to other shed and small house in rear. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 

First avater. 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 
Nos. 3, 5 ; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. No. 304 Princeton St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 

2d. Material, wood. 

8.36 A.M. Owned by Herman Reed. 
Box 175. Occupied by J. M. Douglass, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $38. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Member. Loss on contents, $63. Insurance on contents, $700. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present. 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. 



Wednesday. No. 1 Green's Alley. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 
3d. Material, wood. 

3.05 P.M. Owned by Edward Dwyer. 

Still. Occupied by Edward Dwyer et ah., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, .$50. Insurance on building 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 



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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. 

Thursday. No. 53 Centre St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 41. Material, 
4th. wood. 

2.05 a.m. Owned by William Goldsmith. 

Still. Occupied by L. M. Felch et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Member. Loss on contents, $100. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at pire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 281 Webster St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 21 X 22. 

5th. Material, wood. 

10.40 P.M. Owned by Mrs. E. Phillips. 
Box 164. Occupied by Mary Greenish, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, ignition of wood-work around chimney. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 2. 

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, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Saturday. Rear No. 438 Saratoga St. One and one-half stories high; size 
6th. 16 X 21. Material, wood. 

2.46 A.M. Owned by Arthur Washington et als. 

Box 175. Occupied by Arthur Washington et als., as shed, barn, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $350. Insurance on building, $200. 
Member. Loss on contents, $175. 

Originated in shed. Extended to barn. 

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, 2. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 5, 9, 11 ; 

Hose No. 6. 
Damage to building, totally destroyed. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Hook and Ladder No. 2 : 



Saturday. No. 15 Thorndike St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 25. Material, 

6th. wood. 

7.40 p.m. Owned by A. H. Allen. 
Box 463. Occupied by T. Downing, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
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. 
Extinguished by being smothered. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Monday. No. 15 Water St. Five stories high ; size, 20 X 45. Material, brick. 

8th. Owned by T. H. Carter. 

6.19 p.m. Occupied by M. Oberhauser et als., cutler and printer. 
Box 41. Loss on building, .$205. Ini^urance on building, $12,500. 
Given by Loss on contents, $152. Insurance on contents, $2,800. 
Police. Originated on 5th floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, unknown. 

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

First water. Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Nos. 164 and 166 North St. Five stories high ; size, 45 X 75. Mate- 

9th. rial, brick. 

9.02 P.M. Owned by J. W. Converse. 

Box 13. Loss on building, $220. Insurance on building, $23,000. 
Given by . Occupied by Poor & Pierce, furniture. 
Police. Loss on contents, $563. Insurance on contents, $10,000. 

Occupied by White and Pierce, furniture. 

Loss on contents, $176. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 



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First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number op engineers present, 3. 

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, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 12 Hill St. One and one-half stories high; 18 X 25. Material, 
10th. wood. 

1.51 A.M. Owned by Mr. Rollins. 

Box 431. Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Unoccupied. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at eire, 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. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Ferdinand St. Bridge. 

11th. Owned by City of Boston. 

11.05 a.m. Originated on timbers under bridge. 

Still. Cause, supposed careless use of matches. 
Given by First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Citizen. Force under command of Engineman Gaylord. 
Company present. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Thursday. River St. 

11th. First company at box. Engine No. 19. 
8.52 P.M. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Box 353. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 
Citizen. No. 6. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm. Reflection of a brush fire in the 
windows of the Liversidge Starch factory, having the appearance of 
fire. 



September. 
Friday. 

12th. 
3.08 A.M. 
Box 136. 
Given by 



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Cause, false alarm. 

First company at box, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 8. 

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



Unknown. Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Friday. Rear No. 37 Everett St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

12th. 15 X 25. Material, wood. 

4.50 p.m. Owned by Joseph Baker. 

Still. Unoccupied dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Assistant Engineman Imbert. 

Companies present. Engine No. 11 ; Hook and Ladder No. 2. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being smothered. 



Saturday. No. 51 Prentiss St. Two stories high; size, 31X51. Material, 

ISth. wood. 

» 
1.32 A.M. Owned by Joseph Dorr. 

Box 249. Occupied by R. & M. Newton, rag shop. 

Given by Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $700. 

Police. Loss on contents, .$195. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary, 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

First water. Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer CoUigan. 

Number of engineers prese-nt, 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 regular force. 



Sunday. No. 85 Salem St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 36. Material, 

14th. wood. 

8.45 p.m. Owned by L. Leonard. 

Still. Occupied by D. Silverman, as store and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $60. Insurance on building, $1,400. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $30. Insurance on contents. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, candle in contact with kerosene oil. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 



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Number op engineers present, 1. 

Companies present, Engine No. 8; Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

CoNriNED to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Monday. No. 118 Mt. Vernon St. Eour stories high ; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

15th. brick. 

6.15 p.m. Owned by G. A. Newell. 

Still. Occupied by G. A. Elliot, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, explosion of lamp. 
First company at eire. Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 
Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Simpson's Dock, Marginal St. 

17th. Owned by Dock Co. , 

0.21 p.m. Originated around tar-kettle. 
Box 164. Cause, ignition of tar in kettle. 
Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 
Citizen. 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, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Sawyer Ave. Two stories high; size, 21 X 45. Material, wood. 
17th. Owned by Geo B. Haskell. 
9.59 P.M. Occupied by Geo. W. Gaston, as dwelling. 
Box 329. Loss on building, $1,400. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Loss on contents, $1,500. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 
First water, Engine No. 17. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number op engineers present, 3. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder No. 

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



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September. 
Wednesday. 
17th. 
11.50 P.M. 
Box 134. 
Given by 
Police. 



No. 128 Gold St. Three stories high ; size, 25 X 40. Material, wood. 

Owned by Asa Mitchell. 

Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $600. 

Loss on contents, $200. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at eire. Hook and Ladder Co. No. 5. 

First water. Hose No. 9. 

FoRCE' under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number op 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. 

Remarks. — The following is a list of the injured, all being inmates 
of the house : Ferdinand Meyroth, killed by jumping from win- 
dow ; Miss Amelia Meyroth, suffocated ; Geo. Holderied, badly 
burned, lived only a few days; Mrs. Geo. Holderied, suflTocated; 
Christian Pflefier and daughter Rose, sufibcated. 



Thursday. No. 187 Sumner St. Two stories high; size, 30 X 70. Material, 

18th. wood. 

0.36 A.M. Owned by Geo. B. Thurston. 

Box 182. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by B. C. Stinson, storage. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. 

Occupied by Geo. Cooper, blacksmith. 

Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 11. 

First water, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

NuJviBER op engineers present, 1. 

Companies p'resent. 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. 



Thursday. No. 137 Border St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 40. Material, 
18th. brick. 

1.48 A.M. Owned by Kingsbury & Bennett. 
Box 157. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Loss, $150. Insurance, $2,000. 
Police. Occupied by Kingsbury & Bennett, engine and pipe. 
Occupied by J. M. Prior, as dry-room. 



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Loss on contents, $475. Insurance on contents, 

Occupied by N. Littlefield, as planing-mill. 

Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, .$500. 

Originated in engine-room. Extended to dry-house. 

Cause, unknown. 

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 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 270 Bojider St. (Darton's Wharf.) 

19th. Owned by W. H. Darton. 
3.50 A.M. Occupied by W. H. Darton, sliipwright and caulker. 
Box 171. Originated in pile of old lumber. 
Given by Cause, supposed incendiary. 
Citizen. 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 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage, none. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 17 Davis St. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 38. Material, brick. 

21st. Owned by Edmonds Estate. 

8.37 P.M. Occupied by Boston Industrial Home. 

Still. Loss on contents, $10. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Police. Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

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, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. No. 11 Webster Place. Two and one-half stories higli; size, 

21st. 15 X 20. Material, wood. 

11.34 P.M. Owned by heirs of Josiah Dunham. 

Box 129. Unoccupied. 

Given by Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building. 

Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 



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Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

First water, 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 Nos. 

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



Monday.. Dix St. Two stories high ; size, 35 X 35. Material, wood. 

22d. Owned by G. F. Cochnower. 

6.37 A.M. Occupied by G. F. Cochnower, as dwelling. 
Box 327. Loss on building, $1,400. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Loss on contents, $466. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed to have taken from fireplace. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water. Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 516 Bennington St. One and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 

22d. 25. Material, wood. 

6.59 p.m. Owned by Micliael Carr. ' 

Box 176. Occupied by Michael Carr, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $800. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $18. Insurance on contents, $200. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, overheated stove. 

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; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Long Wharf, on board schooner Dora S. Prindall. 

23d. Owned by Kilman, Loud & Co. 

10.50 A.M. Cargo owned by Curtis & Glidden. 

Box 38. Originated in hold. 



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Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Fire Boat. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Cluef 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 ; Tire Boat. 
Damage none. 
Confined to schooner. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. Boston & Albany Eaileoad. 

23d. Owned by B. & A. R.K. Corporation. 

7.20 P.M. Occupied by R. Mardson & Co., hay ear. 
Box 92. Loss on contents, $60. 
Given by Originated in the hay. 
Citizen. Cause, set by "tramp." 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage, none. 

Confined to hay car. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 

Thursday. Long Wharf, on board Schooner Charles E. Moody. 
25th. Owned by Lewis & Co. 
3.55 P.M. Assorted cargo. 

Still. Originated on deck. 
Given by Cause, boiling over kettle of pitch. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Fire Boat. 
First water. Fire Boat. 
Force UNDER COMMAND of Foreman Scott. 
Company present. Fire Boat. 
Damage to schooner, none. 
Confined to schooner. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Saturday. No. 73 Kingston St. Five stories high; size, 34 X 90. Material, 

27th. wood. 

11.17 P.M. Owned by heirs of Franklin Evans. 
Box 54. Occupied by N. Bodwell et als., as shoe factory, etc. 
Given by Loss on building, $219. Insurance on building, .$1,600. 
Police. Loss on contents, $707. Insurance on contents, $8,800. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, unknown. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 



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First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

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. 

Sunday. Revere St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 

28th. Owned by Mr. Sturterant. 
1.43 p.m. Occupied by Mr. Sturtevant, as dwelling. 

Still. Loss on building, $110. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Citizen. Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

First 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, slight. 

Confined to buildiiig. 

Extinguished by Engine No. 28. 

Monday. Old State-Prison Yard. One story high ; size, 20 X 50. Material, 

29th. wood. 

9.28 P.M. Owned by-State of Massachusetts. 
Box 417. Occupied by Tucker Manufacturing Co., for storage. 
Given by Originated on roof. 
Citizens. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

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, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 
Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. On H St., between Second and Third Sts. One story high; size, 

30th. 15 X 100. Material, wood. 

2.06 p.m. Owned by Flanders estate. 
Box 139. Loss on building, .$300. 
Given by Unoccupied. 
Citizen. Originated in stable. Extended to 466, 468, and 470 Third st. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 1. 

First water, Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 



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

Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Fire Boat. 
Damage to buildings : one, considerable ; one, totally destroyed. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. 

30th. 
5.45 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 40 Battertmarch St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 40. Mate- 
rial, brick. 
Owned by Bangs & Wall. 
Occupied by D. Davis et als., carpenters, etc. 
Eemarrs. — Needless alarm ; smoke beating down chimney. 



Tuesday. No. 133 Charlestown St. One and one-half stories high; size, 20 

30th. X 75. Material, wood. 

9.29 P.M. Owned by W. P. Cummings. 
Box 4. Occupied by W. P. Cummings, as stable. 
Given by Originated on roof. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

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

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, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



OCTOBER. 

Friday. No. 368 Federal St. Three stories high ; size, 34 X 60. Material, 

3d. wood. 

6.59 p.m. Owned by Merrill & Edmands. 
Box 119. Loss on building, $250. 
Given by Occupied by M. Mahoney, junk-dealer. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, §475. Insurance on contents, $1,000, 

Occupied by 0. Bramhall, blacksmith. 

Loss on contents, .$15. Insurance on contents, 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 3d floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

First water. Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Cliief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 5, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Eire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 633 E. Broadway. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

3d. wood. 

10.10 P.M. Owned by D. A. Dunbar. 

Still. Occupied by D. A. Dunbar, as club-room. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. ^ 

Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, falling of kerosene lamp. 

EiRST COMPANY AT piRJE, Engine No. 2. 

EoRCE UNDER COMMAND of Hoseman Lamphier. 

Company present. Engine No. 2. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Friday. Eear No. 54 Prince St. Two stories high ; size, 15 X 35. Material, 

3d. wood. 

10.59 P.M. Owned by Margaret Haggerty. 
Box 13. Occupied by Bridget Jennings, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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. 
Eemarks. — Mrs. Jennings was badly burned and removed to hospital. 



Saturday. Cor. Brighton Ave. and Brooklinb St. Two stories high ; size, 

4th. 45 X 80. Material, wood. 

3.15 P.M. Owned by Abbott heirs. 
Box 561. Occupied by C. E. Dearborn, as storehouse. 
Given by Loss on building, $3. 
Citizen. Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from locomotive. 
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 Engines Nos. 3, 6. 



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Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished hy Chemical Engines. 



Satukdat. No. 145 High St. One story high; size, 24 X 81. Material, iron. 

4th. Owned by John Goldthwaite. 

7.53 P.M. Occupied by M. A. King & Son, for storage. 
Box 51. Loss on building, $200. 

Given by Loss on contents, $3,850. Insurance on contents, $4,500. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

EiRST company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
EiEST water, Engine No. 25. 
EoRCE under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Eire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Sunday. No. 124 Gold St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 27. Material, 

5th. wood. 

9.05 A.M. Owned by Thomas Haley. 

Still. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $13. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Hoseman Schell. 

Company present, Hose No. 9. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. 2 Bartlett Court. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 45. Material, 

5th. wood. 

11.48 a.m. Owned by James M. Conkle. 
Box 319. Occupied by James M. Conkle, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $42. Insurance on.building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 21; 

Force under command of Engineer Munroei' 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 17, 21, 23 ; Hook and Ladder - 
Nos. 4, 7 ; Hose No. 10. 



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' Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 28 Feekt St. Three stories high ; size, 15 X 30. Material, wood. 

6th. Owned by J. Nicolini et ah. 

10.33 a.m. Occupied by J. Barcaloupo et als., as dwelling. 
Box 13. Loss on building, $80. Insueance on building, $1,125. 
Given by Loss on contents, $100. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, lighting fire with kerosene oil. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op 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 regular force. 

Remarks. — J. Barcaloupo and Andrew Jainstin were both severely 
burned ; the latter has since died. 



Monday. Commercial St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 36. Material, wood. 

6th. Owned by Morris Sheehan. 

7.55 P.M. Occupied by Morris Sheehan, as saloon and dwelling. 
Box 323. Originated under the door-step. 
Given by Cause, set by boys. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, none. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. "Walnut Pl., Jamaica Plain. Two stories high; size, 24 X 30. Ma- 
8th. terial, wood. 

12 M. Owned by T. W. Shapleigh. 
Still. Occupied by T. W. Shapleigh, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, ignition of soot in chimney. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 
Force under command of Driver Condry. 
Company present. Engine No. 28. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



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Wednesday. 
8th. 
5.30 P.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 34 Oliver St. Four stories high; size, 72 X 105. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by W. Whiting. 

Occupied by Merriam & Morgan, oil-dealers. 
Loss on contents, $2. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, ignition of window-awning. 
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, none. 
Eemarks. — Needless alarm. 



Wednesday. False alarm. 



8th. 



First company at box, Chemical Engine No. 1. 



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

Box 35. Number of engineers present, 4 

Given by Companies present. Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Lad- 
Unknown, der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Thursday. No. 6 Stanhope St. Two stories high; size, 25 X 75. Material, 

9th. brick. 

10.23 A.M. Owned by A. G. Weeks. 
Box 87. Occupied by A. G. Weeks et als., as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $5,000. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $642. 

Originated in hay-loft. Extended to the roof. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
First water, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 3; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 385 Columbus Ave. Four stories high; size, 25 X 40. Mate- 
9th. rial, brick. 

9.33 p.m. Owned by Mr. Harper. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Durham, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
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 buckets of water. 



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OCTOBEK. 

Friday. 

10th. 
6.33 A.M. 
Box 41. 
Given by 

Police. 



No. 1 Province Court. Three stories high ; size, 23 X 57. Material, 
brick. 

Owned by D. Greenough heirs. 

Loss on building, .$83. Insurance on building, $2,500. 

Occupied by C. L. Orne, jeweller. 

Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $300. 

Occupied by D. Cutter, jeweller. 

Loss on contents, $5. Insurance on contents, $850. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, supposed to have taken from hot ashes. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

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, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 6 Mills St. Two stories high; size, 25 X 30. Material, brick. 

10th. Owned by G. D. Cox. 
8.26 P.M. Occupied by Mrs. H. Head, as dwelling. 
Box 265. Originated in the basement. 
Given by Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 21. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number or 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 buckets of water. 

Sunday. Corner Second and I Sts. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

12th. Material, brick. 

11.19 A.M. Owned by Patrick Kelly. 
Box 139. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

First company at box, 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. 

Damage to building, none. 

Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Monday. 
13th. 



No. 210 Marion St. 
Material, wood. 



Two and one-half stories high ; size, 24 X 25. 



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OCTOBEK. 

4.24 A.M. Owned by Timothy Madden. 

Box 163. Occupied by Timothy Madden, as bakery and dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $319. Insurance on building, $1,700. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $156. Insurance on contents, $500. 

Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, defective oven. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

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. Nos. 50 and 52 Lexington St. Three stories high; size, 16 X 30. 

13th. Material, wood. 

8.40 a.m. Owned by (No. 50) Sullivan heirs ; (No. 52) Dennis Hogan. 
Box 425. Loss on building No. 50, $103. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Given by Loss on building No. 52, $18. Insurance on building, $1,100. 
Citizen. Occupied by (No. 50) Sullivan & Holt, as dwelling ; No. 52, by D. 
Hogan et als. 

Loss on contents, $2. 

Originated on 3d floor, No. 50. Extended to No. 52. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

First water, Hose No. 4. 

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. 



Monday. Rear No. 25 Everett St. One and a half stories high ; size, 17 X 25. 

13th. Material, wood. 

1.25 p.m. Owned by 6. 0. and Mrs. J. H. Hobbs. 
Box 183. Occupied by G. 0. Hobbs et als., as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $150. 
Member. Originated in the loft. Extended to roof. 

Cause, children and matches. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 11. 

First water, Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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



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



Tuesday. No. 443i West Broadway. Two and one-half stories high ; size 35 

14th. X 40. Material, wood. 

12.10 A.M. Owned by C. E. Page estate. 

Still. Occupied by E. Lentini et als., as dwelling and store. 

Given by Loss on building, $85. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $600. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Originated on first floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at eirb, Engine No. 1. 
EiEST water. Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Foreman Fowler. 
Company present, Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Tuesday. Nos. 75, 77, 79 Clinton St. Five stories high; size, 30 X 80. 

14th. Material, granite. 

9.04 a.m. Owned by Edmund Quincy estate. 
Box 38. Occupied by J. S. Potter et als., produce-dealers. 
Given by Loss on building, $950. Insurance on building, $12,500. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. 

Originated in the attic. 

Cause, friction from machinery. 

First company at fire, Engine 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, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 79 Norfolk Ave. Two stories high ; size, 21 X 30. Material, 

14th. wood. 

10.22 A.M. Owned by J. & D. Gillen. 
Box 213. Occupied by J. & D. Gillen, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $39. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 



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October. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 21, 23, 24; Hook and 

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

Tuesday. Eastern E.E. Bridge, Main Street. 
14th. Owned by Eastern R.E. Co. 
12 M. Occupied as Railroad Bridge. 
Still. Originated on bridge. 
Given by Cause, sparks from locomotive. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Foreman Tyler. 

Company present, Hose No. 2. 

Damage, slight. 

Confined. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 122 Essex St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 50. Material, 

14th. brick. 

10.15 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Mary Reardon. 

Still. Occupied by Margaret Burns et als., as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Hoseman Stoddard. 
Company present, Engine No. 7. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Margaret Burns was badly burned, and removed to the 
hospital. 



Wednesday. "Western Ave. One and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Mate- 
15th. rial, wood. 

0.46 P.M. Owned by Cambridge Five-Cents Savings-Bank. 
Box 575. Occupied by E. Jennings, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building. 
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 ; Chem- 
ical Engine No. 6. 



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October. 

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

Eemaeks. — Engineer Brackett, with Engine No. 1, of Cambridge, 
responded, and rendered valuable aid. 

"Wednesday. No. 13 Watts Court. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 
15th. Material, wood. 

4.11 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Loring. 
Box 143. Occupied by Chas. McCarthy, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on building, $376. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
First water, Hose No. 10. 
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 hydrant stream. 

Thursday. No. 133 Northampton St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Mate- 

16th. rial, wood. 

11.35 A.M. Owned by C. A. Richards. 

Still. Occupied by L. F. Hyde, as dwelling. 
Given by Cause, defective flue filled house with smoke. 
Citizen. First company at box. Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present. Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, none. 
Eemarks. — No fire. Needless. 



Thursday. No. 2 Irving St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 

16th. Owned by J. C. Bean. 
'6.11 P.M. Occupied by D. Callahan, as bake-house. 
Box 24. Loss on building, $50. 

Given by Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, overheated oven. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 
First water. Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 
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 regular force. 



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OCTOBEE. 

Thursday. 

16th. 

7.51 P.M. 

Box 56. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 383 Federal St. 

Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 
First company at box, Engine No. 7. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engine Nos. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 9 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Remarks. — Needless ; no fire. 



Thursday. No. 1851 Washington St. Two stories high ; size, 12 X 15. Mate- 
16th. rial, brick. 

8.50 P.M. Owned by M. C. Neil. 

Still. Occupied by M. C. Neil, as cigar store. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, lighted cigar in box of sawdust. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Hoseman LeCain. 
Company present. Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 119 Salem St. One and one-half stories high; size, 12 X 36. 

17th. Material, wood. 

4.50 p.m. Owned by C. E. Wiggin. 

Still. Unoccupied. 
Given by Originated in attic. 
Citizen. Cause, supposed to have been set by boys. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 

First avater, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present. Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 202 Cambridge St. Four stories high ; size, 16 X 45. Material, 

17th. brick. 

8.16 P.M. Owned by W. H. Horton, jr. 

Box 26. Occupied by Adolph Samelson et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Loss on building, .$5. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Police. Loss on contents, $85. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and 

Ladder Nos. 1, 3; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Satuedat. No. 234 North Charles St. Five stories high; size, 86 X 70. 
18th. Material, brick. 

0.6 a.m. Owned by Theodore Lyman. 

Box 26. Loss on building, $161. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. M. Hill, horse-shoer. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $600. 

Occupied by W. J. Hickey, as saloon. 

Insurance on contents, $1,500. 

Occupied by Richardson & McKee, children's carriages. 

Loss on contents, $464. Insurance on contents, $6,875, 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 

First water. 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 
Ladder Nos. 1,3; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. In the Woods on Cottage Avenue. 
18th. Owned by R. Codman. 

2.20 P.M. Cause, unknown. 

Still. First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Given by Force under command of Driver Lynch. 
Citizen. Company present. Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Damage, none. 
Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Sunday. Eear No. 7 Harvard St. Two stories liigh ; size 15 X 25. Material, 

19th. wood. 

3.56 a.m. Owned by Swallow heirs. 
Box 421. Occupied by Swallow heirs, as stable. 
Given by Loss on building, $1. 
Police. Originated on the outside. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 



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October. 

Companies present, Engines No. 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 hydrant stream. 

Sunday. No. 43 Pleasant St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 25. Material, 

19th. wood. 

9.21 A.M. Owned by A. J. Carter. 
Box 416. Occupied by R. Raymond, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in waste-paper. 
Citizen. Cause, ashes from pipe. 

First company at fire. 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. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 

Sunday. No. 104 Broad St. Four stories high; size, 30 X 70. Material, 

19th. brick. 

1.50 p.m. Owned by John Foster. 

Still. Occupied by F. H. Atwood & Co., as pickle factory. 

Given by Originated on first floor. 
Citizen. Cause, hot ashes in contact with wood-work. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Monday. Commercial Wharf. Two stories high; size, 15 X 20. Material, 

20th. wood. 

8.05 P.M. Owned by Commercial Wharf Tow-Boat Company. 
Box 14. Loss on building, $295. Insurance on building, $400. 
Given by Occupied by Commercial Wharf Tow-Boat Company. 
Police. Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $200. 

Occupied by John Williams, for storage of wood. 

Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated in pile of wood. Extended to building. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Fire Boat. 

First water. Fire Boat. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 



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October. 

Companies pkesent, 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. 

Monday. No. 115 Chelsea St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 

20th. 40. Material, wood. 

10.42 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Barney. 

Box 427. Occupied by Mrs. White, as store and dwelling. 
Given by Oeiginated on third floor. 
Citizen. Cause, pipe in coat-pocket. 

Eiest company at fire, Hose No. 4. 

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. 

Remarks. — Needless ; no fire. 



Tuesday. No. 42 Marcella St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X 47. 

21st. Material, wood. 

8.10 a.m. Owned by E. Young. 

Still. Occupied by E. Young, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, soot in cliimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Company present, Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to the chimney. 
Remarks. — Burnt out. 



Tuesday. No. 44 Portland St. Five stories high; size, 25 X 80. Material, 

21st. brick. 

9.26 A.M. Owned by Cyrus Wakefield heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Otis C. Merrill, Hotel (Montreal). 
Given by Loss on contents, .$50. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, ignition of kerosene oil from lamp. 
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, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Fanny Mann was severely burned, and removed to 
the hospital. 



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October. 
Tuesday. 

2 1 St. 
0.13 P.M. 
Box 567. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Corner Market and Lincoln Sts. Three stories high ; size, 

24 X 40. Material, wood. 
Owned by A. E. Cufflin. 

Occupied by Samuel Linnell et als., as dwelling. 
Originated in the cellar. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 29. 
First water, Engine No. 29. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Company present. Engine No. 29. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. Rear No. 63 Hammond St. One story high; size, 12 X 25. Material, 

21st. wood. 

1.55 P.M. Owned by L. Farwell. 
Still. Loss on building, $25. 
Given by Occupied by Dr. Gockritz et als., as wood-sheds. 
Member. Loss on contents, $1. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended through shed. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 7. 

First water, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Driver Stimpson. 

Companies present. Engine No. 13 ; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Tuesday. Faneuil St. Two stories high ; size, 35 X 45. Material, wood. 

21st. Owned by Duncklee heirs. 

6.42 P.M. Loss on building, $400. Insurance on building, $275. 
Box 571. Occupied by Patrick Kenney, as stable. 
Given by Loss on contents, $200. 
Member. Originated on 1st floor. Extended through building. 

Cause, 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, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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October. 

Wednesday. Nos. 2, 3, 5, and 7 Boston Place. No. 2, three stories high ; size, 
22d. 20 X 30. Material, wood. No. 3, three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. 

6.10 p.m. Material, wood. No. 5, two stories high; size, 25 X 40. Material, 
Box 128. wood. No. 7, two stories high ; size, 25 X 35. Material, wood. 

Given by No. 2. Owned by Mr. Hendriken. 
Member. Occupied by Mr. Hendriken et als., as dwellings. 

Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

No. 3, owned by J. Wilhelm. 

Occupied by J. Wilhelm, as dwelling. 

Loss on building, $444. Insurance on building, $1,300. 

Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $100. 

No. 5, owned by G. Goodwin. 

Occupied by B. Clnffet als., as stable. 

Loss on building, $700. Insurance on building, $800. 

Loss on contents, $1,000. Insurance on contents, 8900. 

No. 7, owned by F. Green. 

Occupied by F. Green, as stable. 

Loss on building, $200. 

Originated in No. 5 stable. 

Extended to Nos. 2, 3, 7. 

Cause, supposed sparks from locomotive. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 10. 

First water. Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 2, 15, 21 ; Hook and Ladder No. 
5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to buildings: No. 2, slightly, Nos. 3 and 5, considerable; 
No. 7, destroyed. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Eemarks. — There were two horses in No. 5, property of B. Cluff, 
that were burned. 



Thursday. No. 120 Merrimac St. Six stories high; size, 70X80. Material, 
23d. brick. 

5.55 A.M. Owned by Charles Roberts. 

Still. Occupied by James Roberts, as machine shop. 
Given by Originated in the cellar. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, lighted matches thrown into cellar. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present. Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 150 Court St. Three stories high; size, 37X70. Material, 

25th. brick. 

10.20 A.M. Owned by Mrs. S. T. Armstrong. 



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October. 
Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Davidson & Bro., as provision store. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, lighted match in waste-basket. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number op engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. In open lot. Spring Park. 
25th. Cause, set by boys, in rubbish. 
11 a.m. First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 
Still. Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 
Given by Companies present, Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Citizen. Damage, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



Saturday. Cor. Washington and Malden Sts. One story high ; size, 170 X 300. 

25th. Material, stone. 

12.30 p.m. Owned by Catholic Society. 

Still. Loss on building, $50. 
Given by Occupied by Catholic Society, as Sunday-school room. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated in the basement. 
Cause, unknown. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by stand-pipe stream. 



Saturday. No. 21 Preble St. Three stories high; size, 25 X 35. Material, 
25th. wood. 

2.54 P.M. Owned by Stephen Chamberlin. 
Box 128. Occupied by S. Chamberlin, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 15, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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October. 
Saturday. 
25th. 
5.55 P.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 33 W. First St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 25. Material, 

wood. 
Owned by C. Foley. 

Loss on building, $18. Insurance on building, $1,800. 
Occupied by J. Duffy et als., as store and dwelling. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
Force under command of Engineman Fitzgerald. 
Company present, Engine No. 15. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. Spring St. (W. Eox.) Two stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material, 

26th. wood. 

10.48 A.M. Owned by G. G. North. 

Box 546. Loss on building, $80. Insurance on building, $1,600. 
Given by Occupied by G. G. North, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $900. 

Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 
. First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 7. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number or 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 Chemical Engine. 



Sunday. No. 145 High St. One story high; size, 24 X 80. Material, iron. 

26th. Owned by John Goldthwait. 
1.47 P.M. Occupied by M. A. Ring, for paper stock. 
Box 51. Loss on contents, $200. 

Given by No. 3 Hartford St. One story high ; size, 50 X 50. Material, iron. 
Police. Owned by F. H. Jones. 

Loss on building, $50. 

Occupied by F. H. Jones, for leather. 

No. 93 Oliver St. Four stories high ; size, 45 X 50. Material, brick. 

Owned by John Goldthwait. 

Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $8,000. 

Occupied by Lothrop & Co., iron-dealers. 

Originated on 1st floor, No. 145 High st. Extended to No. 3 Hart- 
ford and No. 93 Oliver sts. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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

First water. Engine No. 25. 



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PoECE 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 ; Eire Boat. 
Damage to buildings : one, slight ; two, considerable. 
Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. Albany St. 

27th. First company at box. Engine No. 3. 
1.16 A.M. EoRCE UNDER COMMAND of Chief Engineer Green. 
Box 68. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given hj Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hook and 
Eire Patrol. Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire Boat. 
Eemaeks. — EefLection of light mistaken for fire. Needless alarm. 



Monday. Pile of Lumber on Edgewood St. 

27th. Owned by A. A. Marcus. 
0.25 p.m. Loss, $20. 
Box 242. Originated in lumber pile. 
Given by Cause, set by boys. 
Police. First company at fire. Engine No. 24. 
First water. Engine No. 24. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 13, 21, 24; Hook and Ladder- 
No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage, slight. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 8 Walden Park. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 36. Material, 

27th. brick. 

10.10 p.m. Owned by C. a. Dean. 

Box 243. Loss on building, $825. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Occupied by C. A. Dean, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $700. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, defective grate. 

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; 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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October. 
Tuesday. 

28th. 
8.50 P.M. 

Still. 
Given by- 
Citizen. 



No. 41 Howard St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 25 X 67. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by Mr. Sargent. 
Occupied by Mrs. Cronin, as lodging-house. 
Loss on contents, $5. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Hoseman Willett. 
Company present, Engine No. 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 61 Weston St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 36 X 63. 
29th. Material, wood. 

6.30 A.M. Owned by J. J. McNamara. 

Still. Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by Thos. Noonan, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective flue. 
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. 



Wednesday. No. 3 Hamilton St. Five stories high ; size, 60 X 63. Material, 
29th. brick. 

10.07 P.M. Owned by J. C. Mason. 
Box 37. Occupied by Dwinell, Hayward & Co., as coffee and spice mills. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Police. Cause, overheated roaster. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 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. 

Thursday. Ashland St. In the woods. 
30th. Cause, unknown. 
6.07 p.m. First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Box 534. First water. Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 2. 



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October. 

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

Chemical Engines Nos. 4, 7. 
Damage, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. No. 3 Beacon St. Five stories high ; size, 25 X 57. Material, 

3Ist. brick. 

1.46 a.m. Owned by Abbott Lawrence. 

Box 35. Loss on building, $120. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by H. H. Carter, stationer. 
Police. Loss on contents, $775. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 

Occupied by H. O. Ford, jeweller. 

Loss on contents, $75. 

Originated in 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 Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday! No. 104 Portland St. Five stories high ; size, 25 X 45. Material, 

31st. brick. 

4.26 a.m. Owned by Bowker & Torrey. 
Box 8. Occupied by T. T. McGann, nickel-plater. 
Given by Originated on the 5th floor. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

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, 8, 10, 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 Chemical Engine. 



Friday. B. &L. E.E. Freight Yard. One story high; size, 40 X 158. Ma- 

31st. terial, wood. 

7.12 A.M. Owned by B. & L. R.R. Corporation. 

Box 6. Occupied by B. & L. R.R. Corporation, as freight-shed. 

Given by Originated on the roof. 

Citizen. Cause, sparks from pumping-engine. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 



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FiEST WATER, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10; Hook and Ladder No. 

1 ; Hose No. 8 ; Cliemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Fridat. No. 113 Atlantic Ave. Five stories high; size, 27 X 118. Ma- 
31st. terial, brick. 

8 a.m. Owned by F. Iving. 
Still. Loss on building, $2. 

Given by Occupied by Oxnard Sugar Refinery. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 

Cause, cigar dropped through grating. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 25. 

First water, 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 liydrant stream. 

Friday. No. 11 Motte St. One story high; size, 14 X 40. Material^ 

31st. wood. 

10.30 A.M. Owned by S. A. Way heirs. 
Box 65. Occupied by G. L. Swett & Co., metal workers. 
Given by Originated on roof. 
Citizen. Cause, hot ashes. 

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

First water. Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 7, 25 26; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. Nos. 36 to 40 Oliver St. Three stories high; size, 78 X 87. 

31st. Material, brick. 

12.13 P.M. Owned by M. Kimball. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $50,000. 
Given by Occupied by Hill, Clark & Co., dealers in machinery. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d flioor. 
Cause, supposed to have taken from steam-pipe. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 25. 
First water, Engine No. 25. 



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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 hydrant stream. 



NOVEMBER. 

Saturday. Rear No. 464 Cabot St. One story high ; size, 10 X 22. Material, 

1st. wood. 

9.00 A.M. Owned by Home Savings Bank. 

Still. Occupied by several parties, as wood-shed. 
Given by Originated on the outside. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Driver Stimpson. 
Company present. Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 28 Ivanhoe St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

1st. wood. 

11.00 A.M. Owned by L. Morton. 

Still. Occupied by Geo. Yeod, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $5. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 6. 
Force under command of Driver Lovell. 
Company present, Plose No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Morton St. 

1st. Owned by Andrew Peters. 

1.15 P.M. Originated in grass. 
Box 531. Cause, set by boys. 

Given by First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 10. 
Citizen. First water. Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 18, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 

Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



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novembek. 

Saturday. 

1st. 
2.18 P.M. 
Box 124. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 94 Bolton St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Francis Alger. 

Loss on building, .$175. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Occupied by J. Landergan et als., as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 
First water. 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 

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



Saturday. No. 3 Grenville Pl. Four stories high ; size, 15 X 30. Material, 

1st. brick. 

6.25 p.m. Owned by Chas. W. Woodbury. 

Still. Loss on building, $15. Insurance on buildipg, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. Sherwood, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
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 extinguishers. 

Tuesday. No. 912 Harrison Ave. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 75. Material, 

4th. wood. 

8.30 p.m. Owned by Mr. Rice. 

Still. Occupied by John Ward, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Company present, Engine No. 23. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Cor. Norfolk Ave. and Oak St. 

4th. Material, wood. 

8.36 P.M. Owned by Oakes Ames heirs. 

Box 319. Unoccupied dwelling. 



Three stories high ; size, 30 X 80. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $400. 

Oeiginated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fike, Engine No. 21. 

FiKST AVATER, Engine No. 21. 

Force tjndek command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 17, 21, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

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



Thursday. No. 312 Marlboro' St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 
6th. 25 X 40. Material, brick. 

1.29 P.M. Owned by T. S. Perry. 
Box 79. Occupied by T. S. Perry, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in furnace pipe. 
Citizen. Cause, rubbish in pipe. 

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. 
Eemarks. — Needless alarm. 



Friday. Stoughton St. One story high ; size, 30 X 60. Material, wood. 

7th. Owned by Pilgrim Church Society. 

5.35 P.M. Occupied by Society, as church. 
Box 314. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 
Given by First company at fire. Engine No. 21. 
Citizen. 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. 

Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Sunday. No. 249 Albany St. Three stories high ; size, 80 X 300. Material, 

9th. wood. 

1.32 P.M. Owned by Hinckley & Williams. 

Box 68. Occupied by Hinckley & Williams, for locomotive works. 
Given by Originated in the engine-room. 
Citizen. Cause, dropping lighted lantern. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3,8; Hose Nos. 5,9; Chemical Engine No. 2; Fire 
Boat. 

Damage to building, none. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Sunday. 

9tli. 
9.38 P.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Centre St. 

First company. Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 

Company present. Engine No. 28.' 

Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Monday. Nos. 10, 12, 14 Travers St. Four stories high; size, 74 X 86. 

10th. Material, brick. 

9.28 a.m. Owned by Palmer, Parker & Co. 

Box 8. Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $15,500. 
Given by Occupied by Palmer, Parker & Co., lumber dealers. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $87. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
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, 8, 10, 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 regular force. 



Monday. No. 81 Chelsea St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 18 X 25. 

10th. Material, brick. 

9.22 P.M. Owned by Stephen Bartlett heirs. 

Box 423. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by Stephen Bartlett heirs, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 8, 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. 



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November. 
Wednesday. 
12th. 
6.38 P.M. 
Box 57. 
Given by 
Unknown. 



False alarm. 

First company at box, 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 Nos. 8, 9 ; Cliemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 



Thursday. No. 428 Chelsea St. Two and one-lialf stories high; size, 20 X 30. 
13th. Material, wood. 

6.02 A.M. Owned by Edward McClure. 
Box 175. Occupied by John Toonay, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Member. Cause, foul chimney. 

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 building. 
Extinguished by being burnt out. 

Friday. No. 989 Washington St. One story high; size, 40 X 80. Mate- 

14th. rial, wood. 

5.27 A.M. Owned by Gardner Brewer heirs. 

Box 64. Loss on building, .$373. Insurance on building, .'$1,500. 
Given by Occupied by I. Franks, as pawn-shop. 
Police. Loss on contents, §400. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. - 

First water. Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 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, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 12 West St. Four stories high; size, 76 X 155. Material, 

14th. granite. 

7.20 A.M. Owned by Bigelow, Kennard & Co. 

Still. Loss on building, §50. Insurance on building, $60,000. 
Given by Occupied by Bigelow, Kennard et als., for jewelry, etc. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Foreman Knox. 



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NOVEMBEK. 

Company present, Engine No. 26. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 

Friday. Nos. 1 and 6 Walnut Ave. Four stories high; size, 57 X 70. Ma- 

14th. terial, brick. 

9.57iA.M. Owned by Donald Kennedy. 

Box 241. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by L. W. & H. E. Morse, grocers. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $3,500. 

Originated in the basement. 

Cause, ignition of benzine. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 12. 

First water. Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 24; Hook and Ladder 
No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Sunday. Cor. Center and La Grange Sts. One story high; size, 20 X 30. 

16th. Material, wood. 

1.30 A.M. Owned by Billings heirs. 

Still. Loss on building, $5. 
Given by Unoccupied. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Driver Prescott. 

Company present. Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by cutting away. 



Sunday. No. 15 Salem St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 32. Material, 

16th. brick. 

1.56 p.m. Owned by Jacob Shuck. 

Box 17. Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $4,500. 
Given by Occupied by Jacob Shuck et als., pawn-broker, etc. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated in basement. 

Cause, dropping light in straw. 

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. 



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Companies peesent, 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. 
ExTiNGDisHED by regular force. 



Monday. No. 9 Florence St. Three stories high : size, 20 X SO. Material, 

17th. brick. 

5.15 P.M. Owned by Provident Ins. for Savings. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. Leopard, as boarding-house. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
First company at pire, Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Foreman Riley. 
Companies present. Engine No. 3 ; Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 383 "Washington St. Five stories high; size, 71X86. Ma- 

17th. terial, stone. 

7.50 P.M. Owned by Wm. Sheafe. 

Box 41. Occupied by M. Mackenzie, for furnishing goods. 
Given by Originated on 5th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, hot coal in wooden box. 

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 Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. B. & P. E.E. Yard. One story high; size, 5X6. Material, wood. 

18th. Owned by B. & P. R.R. Corporation. 
6.10 P.M. Occupied by B. & P. E.R. Corporation, for storage for naphtha. 
Box 62. Originated on floor. 
Given by Cause, ignition of naphtha from lantern. 
Citizen. 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, 2G ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



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novembee. 
Wednesday. 
19th. 
9.05 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Police. 



No. 35 Appleton St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 35. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Mr. Abbott. 
Occupied by Mr. Abbott, as dwelling. 
Cause, smoke beating down chimney. 
First cobipant at fire, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Foreman Smith. 
Company present. Engine No. 22. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined. 
Eemarks. — No fire; needless. 



Wednesday. Orient Heights. One and one-half stories high; size, 50 X 100. 
19th. Material, brick and wood. 

8.31 P.M. Owned by Allen, Loring & Co. 

Box 178. Loss on building, .$4,000. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Occupied by Allen, Loring & Co., as lamp-black factory. 
Police. Loss on contents, $8,000. 

Originated in lower story. Extended through the building. 

Cause, sparks from furnace. 

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, totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. ' 

Eemarks. — The fire was discovered by those in the building about 
6.30 P.M. ; but owing to a misunderstanding of orders between the 
Dis't Eng'r and the parties holding keys to the signal box No. 
178 no alarm was sounded until 8.31 P.M. Owing to the building 
being a great distance from a hydrant, about 3,000 feet, and the con- 
sequent scarcity of water, there being none in the immediate vicin- 
ity, it is very doubtful if the building could have been saved had the 
alarm been promptly sounded. 



Wednesday'. Seaverns Ave. Two and one-half stories high; size, 35 X 4:0. 
19th. Material, wood. 

9 p.m. Owned by Hugh Kelley. 

Still. Occupied by Hugh Kelley et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, soot taking fire. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 

Companies present. Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



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November. 
"Wednesday. 
19th. 
10.17 P.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Thursday. 

20th. 
11.12 a.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 153 Dover St. Three and one-half stories high; size, 21 X 23. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by Mrs. "VVilley. 
Loss on building, §2. 

Occupied by Mr. Fox et als., as dwellings. 
Originated in the attic. 
Cause, cigar thrown in rubbish. 
EiRST COMPANY AT FIRE, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 

No. 54 Newman St. Two stories high; size, 25 X 40. Material, 

wood. 
OvTNED by R. S. Brown. 

Loss on building, §37. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Occupied by Arenburg & Boysen, as store and dwelling. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 
First water. Hose No. 10. 
EoRCE under command of Foreman Harlow. 
Company present, Hose No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 316 Arcadia St. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 25. Material, 

21st. wood. 

11.53 a.m. Owned by A. Glover. 

Box 325. Loss on building, .$250. Insurance on building, $600. 
Given by Occupied by A. Glover, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 17, 18, 20, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 7. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Friday. No. 5 National St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 30. 

21st. wood. 

4.10 p.m. Owned by Eev. F. K. Stratton. 



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Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $35. Instjeance on building, .$4,000. 

Occupied by B. F. Drown et als., as dwelling. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, overheated furnace pipe. 

EiEST COMPANY AT FIRE, Engine No. 1. 

EoRCE UNDER COMMAND of Engineman Eay. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tridat. Myrtle St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 54. Material, wood. 

21st. Owned by Mr. Livermore. 
8.45 P.M. Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, .$5,000. 

Still. Occupied by C. A. Smith, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, defective setting of grate. 

Force under command of Hoseman Sampson. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 70 Lewis St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 40 X 50. 

21st. Material, wood. 

12.35 P.M. Owned by J. Ellis. 

Box 151. Occupied by Geo. W. Perkins & Co., as machine shop. 
Given by Originated in some waste. 
Citizen. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number of engineers prese.nt, 1. 

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 buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 191 Eliot St. Four stories high; size, 22 X 35. Material, brick. 

22d. Owned bj' Bradley Eoyce. 

12.34J A.M. Loss on building, $65. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Box 62. Occupied by W. B. Tower et als., as stores, etc. 
Given by Loss on contents, $35. 
Police. Originated in basement. 

Cause, broiler set 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. 



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Companies peesent, 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 Chemical Engine. 

Satueday. No. 351 E. Eighth St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

22d. wood. 

6.25 A.M. Owned by J. O'Day. 

Box 131. Loss on building, $15. Insueance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by John O'Day, as store and dwelling. 
Citizen. Oeiginated in basement. 
Cause, thawing out pipe. 
First company at fiee, Hose No. 10. 
Foece 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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. Cottage-Place School-house. Two stories high; size, 35 X 60. 
22d. Material, wood. 

1.41i p.m. Owned by City of Boston. 
Box 249. Loss on building, $175. 
Given by Occupied for schools. 

Citizen. Originated over the furnace. Extended to roof. 
Cause, defective setting of furnace. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 
FiEST WATEE, 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 regular force. 



Monday. No. 219 Tremont St. Six stories high; size, 42 X 75. Material, 

24th. brick. 

1.52 A.M. Owned by C. W. Galloupe. 

Box 53. Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $35,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. 0. Shaw et als., as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $40. 

Originated on 6th floor. 

Cause, careless use of candle. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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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 Chemical Engines. 

Monday. Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan. One story high; size, 40 X 100. Ma. 

24th. terial, ■wood. 

8.00 A.M. Owned by O.C. R.R. 

Still. Loss on building, $2.50. 
■ Given by Occupied by O.C. R.R., as ear-shed. 
Citizen. Originated at end of shed. 
Cause, sparks from stove. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 19. 
Eoece under command of Hoseman Knox. 
Company present, Engine No. 19. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. Nos. 43 and 45 Chapman St. Four stories high; size, 35 X 39. 

24th. Material, brick. 

11.41 A.M. Owned by L. K. Mather. 

Box 85. Loss on building, .$15. Insurance on building, .$600. 
Given by No. 43. — Occupied by Miss Ball et als., as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $12. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 

No. 45. — Occupied by Miss Sarah Boas et als., as dwelling. 

Originated in shed. No. 43. Extended to shed. No. 45. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

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

First water. Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Cliief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

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

No. 3 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 334 Harrison Ave. Four stories high ; size, 18 X 40. Mate- 

25th. rial, brick. 

4.08^ A.M. Owned by H. B. Flagg. 
Box 65. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by several families. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated in the basement. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

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



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Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

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 being smothered. 



Tuesday. No. 4 Mason St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 42. Material, brick_ 

25th. Owned by Mrs. E. "White. 
7.20 A.M. Loss on building, $3. Insurance on building, $4,500. 

Still. Occupied by P. Kocho, as hotel. 
Given by Loss on contents, $7. Insurance on contents, 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 

Cause, breaking of a gas-pipe. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 

Force under command of Hoseman Allison. 

Company present. Engine No. 26. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Tuesday. No 4 Traters St. Three stori-es high; size, 40 X 75. Material, 

25th. wood. 

7.15 p.m. Owned by J. C. Tarbell. 

Still. Occupied by W. Hallet et als., as dining-saloon. 

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

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

Wednesday. Forest Hill Ave. 

26th. Cause, unknown. 
3.40 P.M. First company at fire, Engine No. 16. 

Still. Force under command of Foreman Merrill. 
Given by Company present, Engine No. 16. 
Member. Remarks. — Fire in the woods. 



Thursday. Western Ave. One story high; size, 18 X 28. Material, wood. 

27th. Owned by John Mackey. 

9.42 P.M. Loss on building, $400. 

Box 564. Occupied by John Mackey, as tar-house. 

Given by Loss on contents, $25. - 

Citizen. Originated near the kettle. Extended through the building. 



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NOVEMBEK. 

Cause, boiling over of tar. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, totally destroyed. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 
Eemarks. — Engineer Brackett, with Engine No. 1, of Cambridge, 

responded and rendered valuable aid. 

Friday. No. 19 Merrimac St. Six stories high ; size, 30 X 120. Material, 

28th. brick. 

8.20 A.M. Owned by R. & "W. Sherburne. 

Still. Occupied by R. & W. Sherburne, for glass ware. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated stove funnel. 

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

First water. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Force under command of Ladderman Stevens. 

Company present. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 

Friday. Warren Sq. 

28th. First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 

7.58 p.m. Force under command of Engineer Rogers. 

Still. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Given by Companies present. Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Police. Remarks. — Needless. No fire. 

Friday. False alarm. 

28th. First company at box, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

10.31 P.M. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Box 67. Number of engineers present, 6. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 10, 22, 26; Hook and 
Unknown. Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 8 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 



DECEMBER. 

Monday. Adams St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 25 X 45. 

1st. wood. 

7.30 A.M. Owned by Frederick Safford. 

Still. Occupied by Frederick Safford et als., as dwellings. 

Given by Loss on contents, $15. 



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Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Eemarks. — Hoseman Niekerson, of Engine No. 16, was at work near 
by, and was called. 



Monday. Chickatawbut St. One story high ; size, 20 X 100. Material, wood. 

1st. Owned by Baptist Church Society. 

1.42 P.M. Loss on building, $5. 
Box 342. Occupied as horse-sheds. ) 

Given by Originated on the outside. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 20. 

EiRST water. Engine No. 20. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. No. 82 Commonwealth Ave. Pive stories high; size, 24 X 70. 

2d. Material, brick. 

0.56 A.M. Owned by Edward Page. 
Box 89. Occupied by Edward Page, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in the cellar. Extended to 1st floor. 
Automatic Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 
Tel. First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

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 

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



Tuesday. Canterbury St. 

2d. Owned by B. M. Wedger. 

5.20 p.m. Originated in pile of lumber. 
Box 534. Cause, caught from rocket. 

Given by First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Citizen. 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. 



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Decembee. 

Damage, none. 

Confined. 

Eemaeks. — Needless alarm. 

Friday. Hurlbert St. Two stories high ; size, 22 X 32. Material, wood. 

5th. Owned by J. B. Mulvey. 

8.15 P.M. Unoccupied. 

Box 252. First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Given by Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Citizen. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 2i ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Eemarks. — Light from stove mistaken for fire. 

Sunday. Rear No. 44 Phillips St. One story high. Material, wood. 

7th. Owned by A. F. Wellington. 

1.46i A.M. Unoccupied. 
Box 26. Originated among straw. 
Given by Cause, lighted match thrown among straw. 
Police. First company at fire, Hose No. 8. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present. 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, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Eemarks. — At 4.30, A.M., Hose No. 8 was called to the same building, 
and extinguished a slight fire. 

Sunday. No. 18 Coventry St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 21 X 48. 

7th. Material, stone and wood. 

8.50 p.m. Owned by Henry Aston. 

Still. Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, fSl.SOO. 
Given by Occupied by Henry Aston, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $3. 

Originated in the kitchen. 

Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Hoseman Barrus. 

Company present. Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 677 Saratoga St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 18 X 

8th. 27. Material, wood. 

2.16 p.m. Owned by Thomas Robinson. 



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Box 178. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $1,200. 

Occupied by Edward Turner, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $42. Insurance on contents, $400. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, cliildren playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 6. 

Force undee 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. 



Tuesday. Nos. 136 and 138 Commercial St. Five stories high; size, 20 X 75. 

9th. Material, granite. 

4.59 P.M. Owned by heirs of Silas Pierce. 

Box 15. Occupied by Geo. W. Roach & Co., furniture manufacturers. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of excelsior from stove. 
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 Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 
Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 

Tuesday. No. 25 Howard St. Four stories high; size, 19 X 37. Material, 

9th. brick. 

7.28 P.M. Owned by J. S. Currier. 

Still. Occupied by J. G. Pierce et als., pawnbroker. 
Given by Loss on contents, $50. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. No. 8 Tufts St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 20 X 25. 

9th. Material, wood. 

8.15 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Dunn. 
Still. Loss on building, $10. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. Dunn et als., as dwellings. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 
First company at fire, Hose No. 4. 
Force under command of Driver Amsden. 
Company present. Hose No. 4. 



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"Wednesday. 

10th. 

6.15 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Thursday. 

11th. 
11.54 P.M. 

Still. 

Given by 

Police. 



Damaoe to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished with hand hose. 

No. 100 Appleton St. Three and one half stories high; size. 

20 X 35. Material, brick. 
Owned by Jacob Wolf. 
Occupied by Jacob Wolf, as dwelling. 
Originated in the cellar. 
Cause, lighted match thrown in shavings. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 22. 
First water. Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Hoseman Poor. 
Company present, Engine No. 22. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Engine No. 22. 

South St. (W. Roxbury.) 

Owned by S. M. Weld. 

Occupied by S. M. Weld, as dwelling. 

Cause of alarm, sparks from chimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Driver Lynch. 

Company present. Engine No. 28. 

Damage to building, none. 

Remarks. — No fire. Needless alarm. 



Friday. No. 1 Newbern Court. Two and one-half stories high; size, 18 

12th. X 22. Material, wood. 

2.50 P.M. Owned by G. Morton. 
Still. Loss on building, $7. 
Given by Occupied by J. Williamson, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

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. 



Friday. No. 38 North Bennett St. Four stories high; size, 28 X 

12th. Material, brick. 

8.35 P.M. Owned by John Postine. 

Still. Loss on building, $2. 

Given by Occupied by J. Barcegolupe, as dwelling." 

Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, bursting kerosene lamp. 



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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. 
Extingdished by buckets of water. 

Sunday. Nos. 156 to 160 South St. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 64. Mate- 

14th. rial, brick. 

6.65 P.M. Owned by J. M. Adams. 
Box 56. Loss on building, .$336. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by Snow Bros., grocers. 
Police. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Occupied by George Cohen, tailor. 
Loss on contents, $30. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
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. 3, 4, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 9; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2; Fire 
Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Monday. No. 34 Rockingham Place. Three stories high; size, 26 X 36. Mate- 

15th. rial, wood. 

1.30 p.m. Owned by M. Kelley. 
Still. Loss on building, $3. 
Given by Occupied by James Munroe, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $150. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from candle. 
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. 



Tuesday. False alarm. 

16th. First company at box. Engine No. 4. 

3.34 a.m. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Box 21. Number op engineers present, 4. 

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



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December. 
Tuesday. 

16th. 
7.50 A.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Rear No. 69 West Dedham St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 25. 

Material, -wood. 
Owned by William Collier. 
Occupied by D. Cole, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $30. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, ignition of curtain from lamp. 
First company at tire. Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Driver Lovell. 
Company present. Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. East Cambridge. 

16th. Number op engineers present, 2. 

10.06 a.m. Companies present. Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Box 415. Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 

Given by Remarks. — Alarm given in response to a call for assistance from 

Citizen. East Cambridge. 

Tuesday. No. 121 Pembroke St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 50. Material, 

16th. brick. 

2.55 p.m. Owned by Wm. Lowrie. 

Still. Occupied by Wm. Lowrie, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 
First company at pike. Hose No. 5. 
Force under command of Driver Lovell. 
Company present. Hose No. 5. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 276 Hanover St. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 40. Material, 
17th. brick. 

2.43 p.m. Owned by Coburn heirs. 

Box 13. Loss on building, $263. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Occupied by C. A. David et als., as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $200. 

Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 

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



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



Wednesday. Dean School, Wall St. Three stories high; size, 28 X 61. Material, 
17th. brick. 

5.45 P.M. Owned by City of Boston. 
Box 5. Loss on building, $25. 
Given by Occupied as school-house. 
I"ire Patrol. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, overheated furnace. 

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; Hook and Ladder 

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



Wednesday. Coal Lighter lying in Mystic river, foot of Beach St. 
17th. Owned by J. F. Rogan Bros. 

7.55 p.m. Occupied as coal-lighter. 

Box 454. Loss on vessel, $1,000. Insurance on vessel, $2,000. 
Given by Originated in the cabin. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First company at box, Hose No. 2. 

First water, Fire Boat. 

Force under command of Engineeer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage, considerable. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by Fire Boat. 



Thursday. No. 106 Essex St. Four stories high ; size, 18 X 34. Material, brick. 
18th. Owned by D. Chamberlain heirs. 
3.21 P.M. Loss on building, $3. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Box 52. Occupied by E. L. Manson et als., as bakery and dwelling. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Fire Patrol. Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. 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. 



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December. 

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

TnuESDAT. Eeak Baktlett St. One story high; size, 33 X 60. Material, 

18th. wood. 

12.30 P.M. Owned by Metropolitan H. R.E. Co. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. 
Given by Occupied as hospital for horses. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, incendiary. 

EiKST COMPANY at fiee, Engine No. 14. 
First water. Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Foreman Webber. 
Company present. Engine No. 14. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Friday. No. 19 Marion St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 25. Material, 

19th. wood. 

4.55 p.m. Owned by J. Stone. 

Still. Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mr. Dale, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

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. 



Saturday. Smith Place. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 33. Material, wood. 

20th. Owned by A. Thompson. 
0.49 a.m. Loss on building, $815. Insurance on building, $1,800. 
Box 564. Unoccupied. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building and adjoining 
Citizen. house. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 6. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building 2, slight; 1, considerable. 

Extended to other buildings. 



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Extinguished by regular force. 
Eemarks. — Engineer Brackett and No. 
responded, and rendered efficient aid. 



1 Engine of Cambridge 



Sunday. Coe. Main and Walker Sts. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 
21st. 18 X 75. Material, wood. 

10.20 A.M. Owned by Walker heirs. 

Still. Loss on building, $2. 

Given by Occupied by Mr. Vanvranken, as bakery and dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated under the oYen in bakery. 
Cause, defective oven. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 1. 
EiRST water. Hose No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 

Companies present. Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; Hose No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. 181 Commonwealth Ate. Four stories high; size, 24 X 60. 

21st. Material, brick. 

7.40 A.M. Owned by Chas. Whitney. 

Box 79. Loss on building, $160. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by Chas. Whitney, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated in the cellar. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, hot ashes in wooden box. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 22. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 7. 

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 Chemical Engines. 



Monday. Eear No. 378 Harrison Ave. Two stories high; size, 30 X 45. 

22d. Material, wood. 

10.19 p.m. Owned by Wm. Pope & Sons. 

10.35 P.M. Loss on building, $1,800. Insurance on building, $4,400. 
Box 69. Occupied as lumber shed. 

Given by Loss on contents, $4,750. Insurance on contents, $9,150. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to entire building. 
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, 9. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25, 
26 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 3, 4, 5, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9, 10 ; Chemical 
Engines Nos. 1, 2 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Three wooden houses in same yard were slightly dam- 
aged ; also the building of S. M. Grant. Loss, $10. Insurance, $700. 

Tuesday. Mather School-house (S.B.) Three stories high; size, 45 X 85. 

23d. Material, brick. 

8.45 A.M. Owned by City of Boston. 
Still. Occupied by school. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated pipe. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Driver Gowen. 

Company present, Hose No. 9. 

Damage to building, slight. 

CoNPiNED to building. 

Extinguished by hand hose. 

Tuesday. Rear of No. 6 Pike St. Two stories high; size, 21 X 32. Mate- 

23d. rial, wood. 

9.46 A.M. Owned by Wm. Manning. 
Box 212. Loss on building, $5. 

Given by Occupied by Mrs. Magee etals., as dwellings. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on the upper floor. 

Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 

First water. Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number op engineers present, 4. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 21, 23; Hook and Lad- 
der No. 3 ; Hose No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 7 Ashburton Place. Five stories high; size, 35 X 50. Ma- 

23d. terial, brick. 

11.58 A.M. Owned by L. R. Cutter. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. H. C. Carr, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $6,000. 
Citizen. Originated in the basement. 
Cause, explosion of lamp. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 



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NUMBEK or ENGINEERS PEESENT, 1. 

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

Tuesday. No. 97 Northampton St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. 

23d. Material, wood. 

5.15 P.M. Owned by C. A. Richards. 

Still. Occupied by J. Clark, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in the cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, thawing out pipes. 

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 extinguishers. 

Tuesday. No. 97 Sudbury St. Five stories high; size, 22 X 35. Material, 

23d. brick. 

6.26 P.M. Owned by B. Leeds. 

Box 21. Occupied by James Call, as lodging-house. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Police. Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

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 Chemical Engine. 



Wednesday. No. 65 Sudbury St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 85. Material, 
24th. brick. 

9.11 p.m. Owned by the Williams heirs. 

Box 21. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by N. McCully & Co., as furniture manufactory. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $126. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 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. 



Thuksdat. Nos. 125, 127, and 129 Albany St. Four stories high ; size, 56 X 66. 
25th. Material, brick. 

3.42 A.M. Owned by Smith & Lovett. 

Box 58. Loss on building, $98. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occopied bySmith & Lovett, as machine-shop. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 1st floor. 
Cause, lighted cigar in wooden spittoon. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 
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, 15, 25, 26; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose No. 9; Chemical Engines Nos, 1, 2; Fire 
Boat. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engines. 

Friday. Blue Hill Ave. Two and one-half stories high; size, 24 X 30. 

26th. Material, wood. 

3.40 a.m. Owned by Wm. Donaldson. 
• Still. Unfinished house. 
Given by First company at fire. Engine No. 24. 
Police. Force under command of Engineman Riley. 
Company present. Engine No. 24. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 

Friday. No. 12 N. Margin St. Three stories high ; size, 17 X 23. Material, 

26th. brick. 

1.48 P.M. Owned by Patrick McLaughlin. 

Still. Occupied by Patrick McLaughlin, as dwelling. » 

Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Hoseman Smith. 
Company present. Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 89 Brighton St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 50. 

27th. Material, brick. 

10 a.m. Owned by Richard Brown. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $4,000. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by J. Goddin, as dwelling. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 

First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 

Company present, Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Saturday. No. 16 Barton St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 36. 

27th. Material, brick. 

4.40 P.M. Owned by Henry Randall. 

Box 6. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. Glynn, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 

First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 5. 

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. Bellevue St. Two stories high; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 
27th. Owned by Burr Brothers. ' 

12 P.M. Loss on building, $1,930. Insurance on building, $11,000. 
Box 316. Occupied by James Powers, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $1,700. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Member. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, defective furnace. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

First water, Engine No. 17 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 22 Linwood Sq. Three stories high ; size, 24 X 54. Material, 

27th. wood. 

10.25 P.M. Owned by J. Gushing Thomas. 

Still. Occupied by J. Gushing Thomas, as dwelling. 



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Decembek. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $15. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective grate. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Foreman Webber. 

Company present. Engine No. 14. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hand hose. 



Sunday. No. 27 Somerset St. Four stories high ; size, 59 X 83. Material, 

28th. brick. 

4.10 P.M. Owned by E. Frances. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Morse, as boarding-house. 
Given by Originated in the basement. 
Citizen. Cause, overheated furnace. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Hoseman Willett. 

Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Sunday. Nos. 91 and 93 Federal St. Five stories high; size, 50 X 150. 

28th. Material, freestone. 

Box 45. Owned by Mrs. A. S. Bigelow. 

Given by Loss on building, $66,471. Insurance on building, $50,000. 
Police. Occupied by Eice, Kendall & Co., as paper warehouse. 
First alarm. Loss, $150,837. Insurance, $175,500. 

10.58 P.M. Dwight Faulkner, wool merchant. 

Second alarm, Loss, $100. 

11.08 P.M. Ashton Valve Co., machine shop. 

29th. Loss, $11,570. Insurance, $8,000. 

Gener'l alarm, J. H. Barnard, printer. 

0.10 a.m. Loss, $2,375. Insurance, $3,000. 

Call upon T. Y. Crowell, bookbinder. 

Chelsea for Loss, $35,000. Insurance, $21,250. 

assistance, S. K. Abbott & Co., bookbinders. 

0.34 A.M. Loss, $13,000. Insurance, $9,000. 

All out E. Adams, bookbinder. 

Signal, Loss, $17,500. Insurance, $13,000. 

5.40 P.M. Eand & Avery, bindery. 

Loss and Insurance — See corner Federal and Franklin. 
W. E. Hanks, machine shop. 

Loss, $2,500. Insurance, $1,200. 
H. L. Cramer, engraver. 
Loss, $100. 
Stock belonging to several parties stored in the building. 
Loss, $52,778. Insurance, $44,750. 



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No. 75 Federal St. Five and one-half stories high ; size, 33 X 70. 

Material, freestone. 
Owned by John Starratt. 

Loss on building, $1,950. Insurancb on building, $12,500. 
Occupied by B. H. Thayer, for paper stock. 

Loss, $474:. Insurance, $12,500. 
L. B. Wilder, printer. 

Loss, $55. Insurance, $4,000. 
Wm. Scott, wool-dealer. 
T. F. Collins, paper-dealer. 
S. H. Sandborn, bookbinder. 

Loss, $825. Insurance, $10,800. 
C. J. Peters & Sons, stereotypers. 
Loss, $17G. Insurance, $7,500. 
Nos. 69 AND 71 Federal St. Five and one-half stories high; size, 

32 X 70. Material, freestone. 
Owned by Ritchie & Lewis. 

Loss on building, $1,378. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Occupied by Fletcher Manufacturing Co., as manufactory. 
Loss on contents, $250. Insurance on contents, $7,000. 
No. 63 Federal and 117 Franklin Sts. Five and one-half stories 

high; size, 42 X 100. Material, freestone. 
Owned by John Eitchie. 

Loss on building, $1,295. Insurance on building $40,000. 
Occupied by the Dillingham Paper Co. 
Loss on contents, $194. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Rand & Avery, printers, occupied nearly the whole of this building, 

also portions of Nos, G9, 71, and 75 Federal St. 
Loss on contents, $54,613. Insurance on contents, $232,918. 
Cathedral Building, Franklin St. Five stories high ; size, 56 X 

115. Material, iron. , 
Owned by Wm. Claflin et als., as trustees. 
Loss on building, $130,219. Insurance on building, $250,000. 
Occupied by Claflin & Brown, paper dealers. 

Loss, $21,000. Insurance, $11,000. 
North National Bank. 
Wm. F. Brown, printer. 

Loss, $7,000. Insurance, $7,000. 
Heliotype Printing Co. 

Loss, $50,000. Insurance, $25,000. 
S. D. Warren & Co., paper stock. 

Loss, $26,000. In:surance, $00,000. 
Houghton, Osgood & Co., publishers. 

Loss, $176,625. Insurance, $68,000. 
McGrath Bros., boot makers. 

Loss, $200. 
N.Y. Despatch Ex. Co. 

Loss, $6,000. Insurance, $7,000. 
Edw'd Taft & Co., Ex. Co. Ag't. 
Loss, $2,000. Insurance, $2,000. 



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December. 

E. Perry, paper stock. 

Loss, $150. 
J. W. Brigham, engraver. 
Loss, $250. 
Nos. 236 AND 238 Devonshire St. Four and one-half stories high ; 

size, 52 X 60. Material, iron. 
Owned by Hunnewell heirs. 

Loss on building, $16,120. Insurance on building, $55,000. 
Occupied by Pierce, Hardy & Co., dry goods. 

Loss, $22,247. Insurance, $57,500. 

Spaulding, Tewksbury & Co., paper stock. 

Loss, $17,482. Insurance, $18,250. 

No. 240 Devonshire St. Four and one-half stories high ; size, 52 X 

136. Material, iron. 
Owned by Hemmenway heirs. 

Loss on building, $657. Insurance on building, $30,000. 
Occupied by Benj. Callender & Co., hardware. 

Loss, $125. Insurance, $66,500. 
Moore, Smith & Co., hats and caps. 
Loss, $75. Insurance, $66,000. 
Nos. 105 and 107 Federal St. Four stories high; size, 50 X 75. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by David Snow heirs. 

Loss on building, .$1,320. Insurance on building, $30,000. 
Occupied by Sabin & Page, harnesses. 

Loss, $3,500. Insurance, $47,000. 
Williams & Coburn, wool dealers. 
Loss, $10,000. Insurance, 230,000. 
No. 106 Franklin St. and 202 Devonshire' St. Five stories liigh ; 

size, 50 X 61. Material, freestone. 
Owned by Brewer heirs. 

Loss on building, $325. Insurance on building, $85,000. 
Occupied by several parties. No loss. 

CoR. Franklin and Devonshire Sts. Four and one-half stories 
. high; size, 75 X 125. Material, brick. 
Owned by Wigglesworth heirs. 

Loss on building, $562. Insurance on building, $50,000. 
Occupied by Abram French & Co. No loss. 
No. 250 Devonshire St. Four and one-half stories high ; size, 52 X 

136. Material, iron. 
Owned by Hemmenway heirs. 

Loss on building, $94. Insurance on building, $130,000. 
Occupants, no loss. 

Originated on 2d floor Nos. 91-93 Federal St. Extended to build- 
ings on Federal, Franklin, and Devonshire streets. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 12, 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
U, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ; Chemi- 
cal Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Damage to buildings : 5 slight ; 5 considerable ; 1 totally destroyed. 

Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Ladderman Chas. D. Boardman, Hook and Ladder No. 
1, was severely injured by being thrown from a ladder by an explo- 
sion ; Ladderman E. B. Smith and Eugene Cummings, of Hook and 
Ladder No. 8, were badly injured by falling floor. Engines re- 
sponded from Cambridge and Chelsea, and rendered efficient aid. 

Loss on buildings . . • $220,391 00 

Loss on contents 685,002 00 



Total loss 



Insurance on buildings 
Insurance on contents 

Total insurance . 



$905,393 00 

$750,000 00 
1,213,418 00 

1,963,418 00 



Tuesday. No. 19 Exchange Pl. Three and one-half stories high; size, 35 X 87. 

30th. Material, brick. 

6.55^ P.M. Owned by F. A. Sturgis. 
Box 46. "1 Loss on building, $300. Insurance on building, $25,000. 
Given by Occupied by Lord & Fuller et als., architects. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated on 3d 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, 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. 51 Federal St. Five stories high; size, 70 X 80. Material, 

30th. stone. 

9.05 p.m. Owned by Brewer heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Jones, McDufifee & Stratton, crockery-dealers. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Citizen. Cause, unknown. 

First 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. 



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Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Johnson pump. 

Tuesday. No. 509 Ditdlet St. Three stories high; size, 19X33. Material, 

30th. brick. 

9.30 P.M. Owned by C. H. Knox. 

Box 315. Loss on building, $85. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by C. H. Knox, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $125. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, ignition of curtain from match. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 17, 21 ; Hook and Ladder No. 4. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Bellevue St. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 
31st. Owned by Burr Brothers. 

12 M. Occupied by James Powers, as dwelling. 

Still. Originated in the basement. 

Given by Cause, defective flue. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Foreman Glover. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Wednesday. No. 16 East St. Three stories high ; size, 16 X 46. Material, brick. 
31st. Owned by heirs of H. Willis. 

12 M. Loss on building, $15. 

Still. Occupied by John Obermyer, as bake-house. 

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

First company at fire. Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Hoseman Stoddard. 

Company present, Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. , 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Savin Hill Ave. Three stories high; size, 30 X 40. Material, 
31st. brick. 

2.40 P.M. Owned by James H. Stark. 



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Box 321. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $105. Insue.\nce on building, $4,000. 

Occupied by James H.Stark, as dwelling. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, defective grate. 

EiRST COMPANY AT FIRE, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



JANUARY. 

Thursday. No. 5 Fleet St. Four stories high ; size, 22 X 28. Material, 
1st. brick. 

1.49 A.M. Owned by Union Savings Institution. 
Box 9. Loss on building, $1,200. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by Charles Lunderbeck, apothecary. 
Police. Loss on contents, $1,000. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Occupied by Richard Sullivan, as boarding-house. 
Loss on contents, $375. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 3d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

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



Thursday. No. 139 Fulton St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 45. Ma- 

1st. terial, brick. 

10.12 a.m. Owned by Bagnall & Loud. 
Box 15. Loss on building, $35. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by Bagnall & Loud, block-makers. 
Police. Insurance on contents, $10,000. 
Originated on roof. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
First water. Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Assistant Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 



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



Thursday. No. 144 South St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, 
1st. brick. 

9.45 P.M. Owned by J. T. O'Conner. 

Still. Loss on building, f 4. Insurance on building, .'^2,000. 
Given by Occupied by Hannah Williams, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $2. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, careless use of candle. 

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. 

Thursday. No. 268 Friend St. Three stories high; size, 50 X 60. Material, 

1st. wood. 

10.29 P.M. Owned by Chas. Roberts. 

Still. Loss on building, $15. 
Given by Occupied by Michael Solair, as fruit store. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, coals from peanut roaster. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
First water. Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present. Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. Mill St. Two stories high ; size, 35 X 100. Material, brick. 
2d. Owned by National Tube works. 

4 a.m. Loss on building, .$200. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Box 182. Occupied by National Tube Works as machine shop. 
Given by Loss on contents, .$727. Insurance on contents,^ $8,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 9. 
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. 



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

Saturday. No. 20 East Lennox St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 32. Ma- 

3d. terial, wood. 

•4.08 P.M. Owned by Bridget Kelley. 

Still. Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Given by Occupied by Bridget Kelley, et als., as dwelling. 
Member. Originated in basement. 
Cause, overheated stove. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 
Company present. Engine No. 23. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 7 Stanifoed St. Four stories high; size, 23 X 44. Material, 
3d. brick. 

5.10 P.M. Owned by Benj. Baker. 

Still. Occupied by L. L. Constantine, as boarding-house. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, curtain taking fire from gas-jet. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number op engineers present, 1. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Sunday. Nos. 137 and 139 Fulton St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 45. 

4th. Material, brick. 

7.46^ A.M. Owned by Bagnall & Loud. 

Box 15. Loss on building, $635. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by Bagnall & Loud, block-makers. 
Police. Loss on contents, $3,460. Insurance on contents, $10,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed to have caught from furnace. 
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 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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.Januakt. 

Sunday. 

4th. 
6.30 P.M. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 52 Westminster St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 60. Ma- 
terial, brick. 
Owned by Charlestown Five-Cent Savings-Bank. 
Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $1,700. 
Occupied by D. J. Donahue, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $3. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 7. 
Force under command of Driver Stimpson. 
Company present. Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Tuesday. Nos. 1 and 2 Green's Alley. Two stories high; size, 20 X 40. Ma- 

6th. terial, wood. 

5.02 A.M. Owned by Edward Dwyer. 

Box 123. Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $1,600. 
Given by Occupied by Edward Dwyer et als., as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $200. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 

First water, Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 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. 

Wednesday. No. 424 Main St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 15 X 20. 
7th. Material, wood. 

8.06 P.M. Owned by Mr. Perkins. 
Box 463. Occupied by Mrs. Allen, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated on lower floor. 
Citizen. Cause, upsetting lamp. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 

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. 
Eemarks. — Needless alarm. 



Thursday. No. 2 Sanford Place. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 16 X 35. 

8th. Material, brick. 

12.10 a.m. Owned by Hiram Johnson. 



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Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by C. Moran et als., as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 1st and 2d floors. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Foreman Hussey. 

Company present. Engine No. 23. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. Kear op No. 240 Centre St. Three stories high; size, 24 X 42. 

9th. Material, wood. 

8.27 P.M. Owned by J. P. Fenno & Co. 

Box 259. Loss on building, $38. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. A. Cunningham, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, rags in chimney hole. 

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 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 4; Hose No. 7; Chemical Engines Nos. 3, 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Sunday. No. 7 Exchange Place. Four stories high ; size, 50 X 50. Ma- 

11th. terial, stone. 

9.25 A.M. Owned by Ogden Codman. 

Still. Occupied by several parties, as insurance ofiices. 

Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
Citizen. Cause, cigar in coat-pocket. 

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

First water, Hook and Ladder No. 8. 

Force under command of Foreman Griffin. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Monday. No. 1280 Tremont St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 60. Material, 

12th. brick. 

5.37 P.M. Owned by J. W. Kenney. 

Box 221. Occupied by J. W. Kenney et als., as dwelling and store. 

Given by Loss on contents, $2. Insurance on contents, $100. 

Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



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.January. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 7. 

Force under command of Engineer CoUigan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 1.3, 14, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4; Hose No. 7; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 75 Court St. Three stories high; size, 30 X 31. Material, 

12th. brick. 

9.52 p.m. Owned by H. A. Bellows heirs. 

Box 18. Loss on building, $150. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Occupied by A. B. Putney, as carpet store. 
Police. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 4. 
First water, Engine No. 4. 

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

Companies present. 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 regular force. 



Tuesday. South St. (Jamaica Plain.) Three stories high; size, 50 X 50. 

13th. Material, wood. 

11.42 A.M. Owned by Harvard College. 

Still. Loss on building, $165. Insurance on building, $12,000. 
Given by Occupied by Thomas Motley, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, -$10,000. 

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

Cause, soot taking fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 

First water. Engine No. 28. 

Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 

Companies present. Engine No. 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Tuesday. No. 6 Bowdoin Square. Six stories high ; size, 77 X 97. Mate- 

13tli. rial, stone. 

5.15 a.m. Owned by Coolidge estate. 

Still. Occupied by Weil, Dreyfus & Co., as gents' furnishing store. 

Given by Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 

Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, gas-jet in window setting fire to goods. 



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January. 

First cojipant at pirb, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. Cause, false alarm. 

14th. First company at box. Hook andXiadder No. 3. 

9.36 p.m. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Box 72. Number of engineers present, i. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 22, 23, 25, 2G ; Hook and Ladder 
Unknown. Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 9; Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Wednesday. Rear No. 88 Dorchester Are. One and one-half stories high ; 
14th. size, 36 X 72. Material, wood. 

10.43 P.M. Owned by M. T. Downing. 

11.02 p.m. Loss on building, §1,065. Insurance on building, $6,000. 
Box 123. Occupied by M. T. Downing, as livery and hack stable. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2,700. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First water. Engine No. 15. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 21, 25; Hook and 
Ladder Nos. 3, 5, 8; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12; Chemical Engine No. 2; 
Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. No'. 283 Heath St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 23. Material, 
14th. wood. 

11.28 P.M. Owned by Richard Stowell. 

Box 258. Loss on building, $200. Insurance on building, $200. 
Given by Occupied by Lewis T. Marshall, as stable. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $175. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 3. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 13, 14; Hook and Ladder No. 4; 

Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 



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January. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Engineers Johnson and Noonan, with Hose Companies 

Nos. 1 and 2, and Hook and Ladder No. 1, of Brookline, were 

present at this fire. 

Thursday. Cor. F and W. Third Sts. Three stories high; size, 50 X 62. 
15th. Material, wood. 

2.01 A.M. Owned by J. A. Lappen. 

Box 126. Loss on building, $1-10. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Occupied by C. L. Storrs, printer. 
Police. Loss on contents, $150. 

Occupied -by T. Smallwood, blacksmith. 
Loss on contents, $20. 

Occupied by J. A. Burke, for feather dusters. 
Loss on contents, $30. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 5. 
First water. Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number oe engineers present, 4. 

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. 

Thursday. E. Broadway and F Sts. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

15th. 20 X 40. Material, wood. 

4.10 p.m. Owned by F. E. Parks. 

Still. Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by F. E. Parks, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated on first floor. 
Cause, overheated flue. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 12. 
Force under command of Driver Twiss. 
Company present. Hose No. 12. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Friday. Cambridgeport. 

16th. First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 

_10.40i p.m. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

10.45 P.M. Number op engineers present, 6. 

Box 26. Companies PRESENT, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 22, 25, 26; Hook 

Given by and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 

Police. 1, 2. 

Remarks. — Call for assistance from Cambridge. 



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January. 
Saturday. 

17th. 

9.06.J P.M. 

Box 18. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 11 CoRNHiLL. Six stories high ; size, 21 X 45. Material, brick. 

Owned by S. S. Shaw, trustee. 

Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $10,000. 

Occupied by William O'Shea, as bookbindery. 

Loss on contents, $371. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

PiRST company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op 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. 



Saturday. No. 57 Hancock St. Five stories high; size, 26 X 59. Material, 

17th. brick. 

11.20 P.M. Owned by C. Eoberts. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by A. Wadleigh, as lodging-house. 
Citizen. Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, defective fireplace. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Sunday. Cause, false alarm. 

18th. First company at box. Engine No. 7. 

11.43 P.M. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Box 57. Number of engineers present, 5. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 15, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 
Unknown. Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose No. 9 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 



Wednesday. Damon's Wharf. One story high ; size, 10 X 15. Material, wood. 
21st. Owned by Damon heirs. 

8.24 A.M. Loss on building, $25. 

Box 423. Occupied by U. S. Custom's Ofiiee, as store-house. 
Given by Loss on contents, $50. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, pipe in coat-pocket. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 27. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 



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January. 

Companies peksent, Engines Nos. 6, 8, 27; Hook and Ladder No. 9; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, sligiit. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hand hose. 

Thursday. No. 26 Stillman St. Three stories high ; size, 15 X 40. Material, 
22d. wood. 

9.01 a.m. Owned by J. J. Stone. 
Box 19. Loss on building, $90. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Patrol. Loss on contents, $75. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, children playing witli matches. 
First company at piee. Engine No. 8. 
FiEST water, Engine No. 8. 
• Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

NUMBEE OF engineers PRESENT, 3. 

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. 

Remarks. — The alarm was ordered by Engineer Cunningham, as the 
lives of persons were in danger; one of whom, a boy named John 
Thomaso, was rescued in an insensible condition, but recovered by 
aid of a physician. 

Thursday. No. 227 W- Canton St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 40. Material, 

22d. brick. 

3.39i P.M. Owned by J. B. Rhodes. 
Box 81. Loss on building, $49. Insurance on building, $5,500. 
Given by Occupied by J. B. Rhodes, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $35. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, bursting lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 
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. Rear Neponset Ave. 

23d. wood. 

3.23 P.M. Owned by A. W. Tiee. 

Box 342. Loss on building, $25. 



One story high; size, 15X30. Material, 



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Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by Jolin Buckley, as stable. 

Originated in haymow. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 20. 

First water, Engine No. 20. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number or engineers present, 2. 

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

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



Friday. Cor. of High and Elm Sts. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 

23d. 20 X 30. Material, wood. 

7.20 A.M. Owned by Jacob heirs. 

Still. Insurance on building, §2,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. Sherburne, as dwelling. , 

Citizen. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

Force under command of Driver Bridgett. 

Company present. Engine No. 27. 

Damage to building, none. 

Eemarks. — Needless alarm. 

Friday. No. 29 Barrett St. Three stories high; size, 12 X 25. Material, 

23d. brick. 

9.12 p.m. Owned by Chas. Dondero. 

Box 17. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Occupied by Chas. Dondero et als., as dwelling. 
Police. Originated on stairway. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 4. 

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. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Two women and four children were rescued from the 
burning building by members of Hook and Ladder No. 8. 



Friday. Waverley St. Two stories high ; size, 50 X 100. 

23d. Owned by Chas. Sanderson. 

9.59 P.M. Unoccupied stable. 

Box 575. Originated on 1st floor. 

Given by Cause, incendiary. 

Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 29. 



Material, wood. 



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Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

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



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Saturday. Nos. 2 and 3 Belknap Pl. Three stories high; size, 16 X 21. Ma- 

24th. terial, wood. 

0.52 a.m. Owned by H. W. Hart. 

Box 24. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Given by Occupied by Henry Minton et als., as dwellings. 
Police. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, defective fireplace. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 4. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
* Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op 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. 

Sunday. No. 46 Beacon St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 60. Material, brick. 

25th. Owned by E. D. Jordan. 
12.45 P.M. Occupied by E. D. Jordan, as dwelling. 

Still. Originated on 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, soot taking fire. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 10. 

Force under command of Foreman Warren. 

Company present, Engine No. 10. 

Damage to building, none. 

Extinguished by salt. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Monday. No. 108 E. Brookline St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 30. 

26th. Material, brick. 

6.31 A.M. Owned by Chas. B. Barrett. 
Box 78. Occupied by Henry Collat, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in street. 
Citizen. Cause, gas explosion in street. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 23. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 15, 22, 23 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



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January. 
Wednesday. 

28th. 
2.11 P.M. 
Box 249. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Phillips St. School. Two stories high; size, 63 X 77. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by City of Boston. 
Loss on building, $150. 

Occupied by City of Boston, as school-house. 
Originated in basement. Extended to roof. 
Cause, overheated furnace. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 7. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
Number op 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 regular force. 



Thursday. No. 618 East Seventh St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

29th. 20 X 30. Material, wood. 

10.21 a.m. Owned by John Dodge. 

Box 135. Occupied by Holden & Robinson, as dwelling-house. 
Given by Originated on 1st floor. 
Citizen. Cause, kettle of fat boiling over. 

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. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — Burnt out. 

Thursday. No. 29^ Tremont St. Four stories high; size, 57 X 61. Material, 

29th. brick. 

11.40 A.M. Owned by C. D. Homans. 

Still. Occupied by Dr. Bond, as oflBice. 
Given by Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. I. 
Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 
Company present. Chemical Engine No. I. 
Damage to building, very slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. Brighton Avenue. Three stories high; size 50 X 100. Material, 
31st. wood. 

6.25 p.m. Owned by M. T. Downing. 



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6.48 P.M. 
Box 562. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Loss on building, $3,007. Insurance on building, $7,500. 

Occupied by M. P. Courser, as hotel. 

Loss on contents, .f2,350. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended over building. 

Cause, supposed defective chimney. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 6. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 4. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 10, 22, 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11 

Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



FEBRUARY. 

Sunday. Nos. 468 to 498 Albany St. 

1st. No. 468 Albany St. One story high ; size, 60 X 75. Material, wood. 

8.37 p.m. Owned by S. B. Morse heirs. 

8.43 P.M. Loss on building, $3,873. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
8./)7 P.M. Occupied by Stearns & Son, lumber-dealers. 
9.00 P.M. Loss on contents, $9,328. Insurance on contents, $10,500. 

Box 68. No. 488 Albany St. Dwelling and sheds adjoining. Dwelling, three 
Given by stories high ; size, 50 X 100. Material, wood. 
Citizen. Two lime-sheds, one story high ; size, 40 X 170. Material, wood. 

One lumber-shed, one story high ; size, 70 X 75. Material, wood. 

Owned by Edward O'Brien. 

Loss on buildings, $li,976. Insurance on buildings, $11,500. 

Occupied by G. K. Gleason et als., as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $400. 

Occupied by R. G. Morse & Co., for cement. 

Loss on contents, $6,226. Insurance on contents, $11,000. 

Occupied by P. W. Hoxie & Co., for cement. 

Loss on contents, $1,500. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 

Originated in rear of No. 488 Albany St. Extended to adjoining 
sheds. 

Cause, hot ashes in wooden ash-shute. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 3. 

First water on fire. Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 13. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,26, 27, 28; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 ; Hookand Ladder 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to buildings : one, considerably ; four, destroyed. 



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Extended to other buildings. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Remarks. — Laddermen Wilson, Durling, Clapp, Bennett, of Hook 
and Ladder No. 3 ; and Foreman Riley, and Hoseman Chase and 
Melzard, of Engine No. 3 ; also, Hoseman Whitney and McAllister 
of Engine No. 15, were all severely burned at this fire. 



Monday. No. 136 Levehett St. Four stories high ; size, 17 X 60. Material, 

2d. brick. 

1.18 A.M. Owned by A. W. Benton. 

Still. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by M. A. Clark, apothecary. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $150. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 

First avater, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Hoseman Whitehead. 

Company present. Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 12 Court Square. Five stories high ; size, 26 X 120. Material, 

2d. stone. 

9.05 A.M. Owned by Charles Rollins. 

Still. Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $40,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mr. Brightman et als., as saloon and ofiices. 
Member. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, overheated oven. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Flanders. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being cut away. 



Tuesday. No. 39 Cambridge St. Three stories high ; size, 22 X 32. Material, 

3d. wood. 

9.11 P.M. Owned by Mr. Smith. 

Still. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by Mr. Buxton et als., as dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 
Force under command of Foreman Tyler. 
Company present, Hose No. 2. 



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Februaey. 

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

Wednesday. No. 1320 Teemont St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 35. Material, 
4th. wood. 

2.20 A.M. Owned by Boston Belting Co. 

Box 245. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Occupied by J. Fay et als,, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $5. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, defective flue. 

FiEST COMPANY AT FiEE, Engine No. 14. 

First watee. Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number op 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. 

Wednesday. Nos. 36 and 38 Water St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 65. Ma- 
4th. terial, wood. 

3.41 a.m. Owned by Mr. Ward. 

Box 421. Loss on building, $426. Insurance on building, $1,600. 
Given by Occupied by J. H. Reagan, as furniture factory. 
Police. Loss on contents, $927. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 
First water. Hose No. 3. 
Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number op 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. 



Thursday. Starr Lane. One and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 25. Material, 
5th. wood. 

6.25 p.m. Owned by J. Williams. 

Still. Occupied by Mr. Daniels, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Member. Cause, ignition of soot. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 28. 
FoECE UNDEE COMMAND of Driver Condry. 
Company peesent. Engine No. 28. 



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Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguisher. 

Satuedat. No. 360 Tremont St. Four stories high ; size, 20 X 40. Material, 

7th. brick. 

6.10 P.M. Owned by S. Jenison. 

. Still. Loss on building, $7. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by McDermott & O'Hara, milliners. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $46. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, ignition of goods from gas-jet. 
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. 

Saturday. No. 135 Shawmut Ave. Three stories high ; size, 60 X 90. Mate- 
7th. . rial, granite. 

8.40 A.M. Owned by German Catholic Church. 
Box 72. Occupied as school. 
Given by Originated in furnace pipe. 
Citizen. Cause, rubbish in pipe. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 7. 

Companies present. 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, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Sunday. Tremont House. (Tremont Street.) Five stories high; size, 40 X 

8th. 121. Material, brick. 

4.42 p.m. Owned by Sears estate. 

Still. Occupied by S. Gurney & Co., as hotel. 
Given by Originated on 4th floor. 
Citizen. Cause, defective chimney. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



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February. 

Sunday. 

8th. 
7.27 P.M. 
Box 127. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Monday. 

9th. 
9.58^ a.m. 
Box 454. 
Given by 
Member. 



No. 162 E St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 25. Material, wood. 

Owned by unknown. 

Unoccupied. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 10. 

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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Material, wood. 

:, $700. 



Sewall Pl. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 25. 

OvTNED by J. Rooney. 

Loss on building, $205. Insurance on building, 

Occupied by J. Rooney, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $45. Insurance on contents. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 2. 

First -water, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 2. ' 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 8, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

Hose Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4; Fire Boat. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. Cedar Street. Two stories high ; size 20 X 30. Material, wood. 

9th. Owned by T. Desmond. 

3.22 P.M. Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,200. 
Box 352. Occupied by T. Desmond, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $25. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

1 Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 16. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present. Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19, 20 ; Hook and Ladder 

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



Monday. Cor. W. Broadway and A St. 

9th. Material, brick. 

6.02 P.M. Owned by the Goodnow Estate. 



Four stories high ; size, 25 X 40. 



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Box 123. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $24. Instjrancb on building, $1,500. 

Occupied by J. H. Daly et al's., as store and dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $50. 

Originated on the 1st floor. 

Cause, carelessness witli plumber's furnace. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 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 extinguishers. 



Monday. No. 22 North Anderson St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 
9th. 25 X 30. Material, brick. 

10 P.M. Owned by J. Bennett heirs. 
Still. Occupied by T. Hargan, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $2. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 

Force under command of Hoseman Gargan. 

Company present, Hose No. 8. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 246 Hanover St. Three stories high; size, 30 X 40. Mate- 

10th. rial, wood. 

4.45 P.M. Owned by Mr. Ritchie. 

Still. Loss on building, $10. 
Given by Occupied by C. Donahue, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, tliawing out water-pipes. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 8. 
Force under command of Foreman Childs. 
Company present, Engine No. 8. 
Damage to building, slight. 
f Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 53 Northfield St. Three stories high; size, 24 X 35. Mate- 
11th. rial, wood. 

11.35 A.M. Owned by John°Lamb. 
Still. Loss on building, $30. 
Given by Occupied by S. M. Farrar et als., as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10 

Originated on 2d floor. 



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Cause, overheated stove. 

Force under command of Hoseman Marshall. 

Company present, Engine No. 23. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Nos. 14 to 20 Sudbury St. Five stories high; size, 60 X 60. Mate- 
11th. rial, brick. 

1.054 P.M. Owned by H. Farnum heirs. 

Box 8. Loss on building, $460. Insurance on building, $17,500. 
Given by Occupied by W. P. Sargent & Co., for carriages. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $3,986. Insurance on contents, $53,600. 
Occupied by J. Barnard, for carriages. 
Loss on contents, $1,586. Insurance on contents, $1,600. 
Originated on 5tli floor. 
Caused by carelessness with pipe. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First vtatek, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 10, 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 regular force. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Cummings, substitute of Engine No. 4, was 
badly burned at this fire. 



Thursday. No. 146 to 158 Blackstone St. 

12th. Nos. 146 and 148 Blackstone St. Five stories high ; size, 20 X 30- 

4.36 A.M. Material, brick. 

4.48 A.M. Owned by J. A. & W. Roberts. 

5.17 A.M. Loss on building, $115. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Box 19. Occupied by J. A. & W. Roberts, grocers. 
Given by Loss on contents, $1,600. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 
Police. Nos. 150 to 158 Blackstone St. Five stories high ; size, 60 X 67. 
Material, brick. 
Owned by heirs of Cheever estate. 

Loss on building, $3,610. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Occupied by G. H. Mason, for tin ware 
Loss on contents, $1,500. Insurance on contents, $18,000. 
Occupied by Hallett & Co., paper-dealers. 
Loss on contents, $2,500. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Originated on 2d floor No. 158. Extended to other buildings. 
,.; . Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water, Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Z[_ Number op engineers present, 12. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; 
Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2, 5. 

Extent of damage to buildings : one slight water damage ; one con- 
siderable ; one destroyed. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Thursday. No. 4 Baker's Alley. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 16 X 20. 
12th. Material, wood. 

3.10 P.M. Owned by L. Misochi. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Given by Occupied by Josa Antonia, as shop and dw^elling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 

First water, Engine No. 8. 

Force under command of Engineer Cunningham. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

Company present, Engine No. 8. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Friday. No. 128 Brookline St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 75. Material, 

13th. brick. 

6.33 P.M. Owned by H. B. Going. 

Box 75. Loss on building, $400. Insurance on building, $13,000. 
Given by Occupied by Otis Gates, as dwelling. 
Police. Loss on contents, $500. 

Occupied by C. L. Pitman, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $13,00. 

Originated in cellar. Extended to 2d floor. 

Cause, defective furnace. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 5. 

First water. Hose No. 5. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 10, 13, 22, 23 ; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 3, 4 ; Hose Nos. 5, 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 2. 

Damage to buildhig, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 350 Washington St. Four stories high; size, 29 X 200. Ma- 

14th. terial, iron and brick. 

10.54 A.M. Owned by Amasa Whiting. 

Still. Occupied by Torrey, Bright & Capen, carpet-dealers. 



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Given by 
Police. 



Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, friction of machinery. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 21 Cotting St. Three stories high; size, 24 X 65. Material, 

16th. wood. 

4.28 a.m. Owned by M. W. Merrill. 

Box 5. Loss on building, ^135. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Occupied by A. Towle et als., as dwelling and store. 
Police. Loss on contents, |34. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
First water on fire. Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op 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. Allston St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 34 X 44. Material, 
18th. wood. 

9.06 p.m. Owned by J. W. Hollis. 

Box 576. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, .$2,500. 
Given by Occupied by W. L. Murks et als., as dwelling. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, paper in thimble of chimney. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer CoUigan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present. Engine No. 29 ; Hook and Ladder No. 11 ; Chem- 
ical Engine No. 6. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Thursday. Western Ave. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 35 ; 20 X 95. Material. 

19th. wood. 

9.44 P.M. Owned by John Lackey. 

Box 564. Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,500. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by John Lackey, as rope-walk. 

Loss on contents, $3. Insurance on contents, 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 6. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Chemical Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



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Sunday. Elmore St. Grass fire. 

22d. Owned by E. Conant. 

11.45 a.m. Cause, boys setting fire to grass. 

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. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 



Sunday. Tupelo St. Two stories high; size, 19 X 23. 

22d. Owned by W. Barton. 

7.30 P.M. , Unfinished dwelling. 

Still. Originated on 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 24. 

Force under command of Hoseman Sampson. 

Company present. Engine No. 24. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being thrown into street. 



Material, wood. 



Sunday. 
22d. 

9.11 P.M. 

Box 17. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 47 Cross St. Four stories high ; size, 18 X 20. Material, brick. 

Owned by J. C. Brooks. ' 

Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Occupied by J. Totman, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on second floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

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 

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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Febeuakt. 
Monday. 

23d. 

11.23 P.M. 

Box 39. 

Given by 

Police. 



No. 493 Washington St. 

First company at box, 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; Cliemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm, caused by reflection of fire in a stove. 



Monday. Nos. 79 and 81 Milk St. 

23d. No. 79 Milk St. Five stories high ; size, 30 X 95. Material, brick. 

11.35 P.M. Owned by Quiney heirs. 

11.39 P.M. Loss on building, .'$4,670. Insurance on building, $20,250. 
11. 44^ P.M. Occupied by Wright & Potter Printing Co. 
Box 45. Loss, $26,570. Insurance, $30,000. 

Given by C. F. Jewett & Co., publishers. 

Police. Loss, $1,325. Insurance, $2,000. 

W. J. Wilson, bindery. 

Loss, $2,500. Insurance, $6,000. 
White, Smith & Co., publishers. 

Loss, $374. Insurance, $800. 
D. Russell, publisher. 
Loss, $100. 
No. 81 Milk St. Five stories high ; size, 26 X 95. Material, freestone. 
Owned by Fairbanks & Brown. 

Loss on building, $1,200. iNSURANCE.on building, $25,000. 
Occupied by Fairbanks & Brown, for scales. 
Loss on contents, $203. Insurance on contents, $20,250. 
Originated on 3d floor. No. 79. Extended to No. 81. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 25. 
First water. Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 11. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 22, 23, 
25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder Nos. 1, 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 3, 5, 8, 9 ; Chemi- 
cal Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to buildings : two, considerable. Extended to other buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Monday. No. 10 McLean Court. Three stories high; size, 18 X 20. 

23d. Material, wood. 

12.43 P.M. Owned by John S. Damrell. 

Still. Occupied by J. Dilworth, as dwelling. 

Given by Originated in cellar. 

Citizen. Cause, match thrown into a basket of charcoal. 
First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 
Force under command of Hoseman Gargan. 
Company present, Hose No. 8. 



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

Wednesday. No. 238 Centre St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 28. Material, 
25th. wood. 

8.18 P.M. Owned by C. Smith. 
Box 259. Occupied by Mary Blake, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, soot in chimney. 

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; Chemical Engines Nos. 3, 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Friday. No. 65 Bromley St. Three stories high; size, 21 X 36. Material, 

27th. brick. 

8.03 p.m. Owned by heirs of M. E. Crocker. 

Box 259. Loss on building, $30. Insurance on building, $4,500. 
Given by Occupied by J. T. Patterson, et als., as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $362. Insurance on contents, $700. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engines Nos. 3, 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. - 



Saturday. Cor. Green and Main Sts. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

28th. 50 X 90. Material, brick. 

10.52 A.M. Owned by Unitarian Society. 

Box 441. Loss on building, $688. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Given by Occupied by Society, as church. 
Member. Occupied by Brooks & Tarbox, masons. 

Loss on contents, $25. 

Originated in the cellar. 

Cause, defective furnace pipe. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 27. 

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, 27 ; Hook and Ladder No. 9 ; 

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



Saturday. No. 162 Ward St. One and one-half stories high; size, 16 X 16. 

28th. Material, wood. 

7.25 P.M. Owned by C. Pendas. 

Box 259. Loss on building, $32. Insurance on building, $100. 
Given by Occupied by C. Pendas et als., as stable. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 3. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer CoUigan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to builcling, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Sunday. No. 62 Beverly St. « 

29th. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 
8.07i P.M. First company at box, Engine No. 8. 
Box 12. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
Fire Patrol. Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. No fire. 



MARCH. 

Monday. Walk-hill St. 

1st. Originated in the woods. 

11.40 a.m. Cause, unknown. 

Box 532. First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
Given by First water, Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Citizen. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage, none. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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Tuesday. 
2d. 

11.44 A.M. 

Box 128. 
Given by 
• Police. 



Nos. 16 AND 18 Ellehy St. Three stories high ; size, 20 X 40. Ma- 
terial, wood. 

Owned by H. C. Decker. 

Loss on building, $330. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Occupied by D. Cohen, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $450. 

Originated on 3d floor. Extended to roof. 

Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire. Hose No. 10. 

First water. Hose No. 10. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 1, 2, 15, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 75 C St. Four stories high ; size, 40 X 40. 

2d. Owned by E. McDevitt. 

5.50 p.m. Occupied by Mrs. Long et als., as dwelling. 

Still. Originated on 4th floor. 
Given by Cause, defective flue. 
Citizen. First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Driver Gowen. , 
Company present. Hose No. 9. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Material, wood. 



Tuesday. No. 86 Brighton St. Two and one-half stories high ; size, 16 X 16. 

2d. Material, brick. 

6.41 p.m. Owned by Geo. Aggars. 

Still. Occupied by Geo. F. Smith, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in shed. 
Citizen. Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Foreman Kimball. 
Company present. Engine No. 6. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Moreland Place. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 45. Material, 
3d. wood. 

4.10 p.m. Owned by Mrs. Lyman. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. Lyman, as dwelling. 

Given by Cause, smoke from chimney. 

Citizen. First company at box, Engine No. 28. 



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Force under command of Foreman Abbott. 
Company present, Engine No. 28. 
Damage to building, none. 
Eemarks. — Needless alarm. No fire. 



Wednesday. Cor. E. Broadway and M Sts. One and one-half stories high; size, 
3d. 25 X 25. Material, brick. 

8.00 p.m. Owned by Harrison Loring. 

Still. Occupied by Harrison Loring, as stable. 

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

First company at fire. Engine No. 2. 
Force under command of Engineman Twiss. 
Company present. Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. No. 41 Arch St. Five stories high ; size, 40 X 45. Material, brick. 
3d. Owned by Sears estate. 

5.29 P.M. Loss on building, $40. Insurance on building, $25,000. 
Box 41. Occupied by M. W. Carr et als., as jewellers. 
Given by Originated on 3d floor. 
Police. Cause, careless use of benzine. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 25. 
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 buckets of water. 



Thursday. No. 32 Church St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 25. Material, 
4th. brick. 

7.15 A.M. Owned by heirs of Dr. Derby. 

Still. Loss on building, $6. Insurance on building, S3, 000. 
Given by Occupied by J. Dellheim, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 3d floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
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. 



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Thursdat. 
4th. 
9.46 P.M. 
Box 9. 
Given by- 
Police. 



No. 2 Commercial Place. Two and one-half stories high; size, 

13 X 26. Material, wood. 
Owned by Patrick McManus. 

Loss on building, §25. Insurance on building, §1,000. 
Occupied by Thos. Gorman, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $10. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 8. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green, 
Number of engineers fresenx, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, S, 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. 



Friday. No. 54 Friend St. Five stories high; size, 47 X 75. Material, free- 

5th. stone. 

7.37 P.M. Owned by Capen heirs. 

Box 17. Loss on building, $425. Insurance on building, $32,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. E. Lewis & Co., gas-fitters. 
Police. Loss on contents, $142. Lnsukance on contents, §1,600. 

Occupied by McCrillis & Kendall, mattress manufacturers. 

Loss on contents, §35. Insurance on contents, $7,760. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. L 

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. I, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 9 Blackstone St. Four and one-half stories high; size, 24 X 56. 

6th. Material, brick. 

11.35 A.M. Owned by J. D. Williams heirs. 

Still. Loss on building, $15. Insurance on building, §8,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. P. & D. Plummer, as pickle factory. 
Fire Patrol. Originated on the roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 
First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Ladderman Hodgdon. 
Company present, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 



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Damage to building, slight. 
CoNriNED to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. Bourne St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 25. Material, wood. 
6th. Owned by P. Meehan. 

5.54 P.M. Occupied by J. Kohler et ah., as dwelling. 
Box 532. Cause, drying wood in stove oven. 
Given by First company at fire, Engine No. 28. 
Citizen. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number of engineers present, 2. 
Companies present. Engine No. 28; Hook and Ladder No. 10; 

Chemical Engine No. 4. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. No fire. 



Saturday. First company at box, Chemical Engine No. 1. 



6th. 
9.35 p.m. 

Still. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Force under command of Engineer Abbott. 
Number op engineers present, 1. 
Company present. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. No fire. 



Sunday. Harris Ave. Two stories high ; size, 25 X 30. Material, wood. 

7th. Owned by H. Beckwith. 

7.21 P.M. Loss on building, $45. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Box 523. Occupied by H. Beckwith, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $50. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 

First company at fire, 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 buckets of water. 



Monday. National Dock Wharf. Bark C. B. Kenney. 

8th. Owned by Eugene Crowell. 

9.09 p.m. Loss on bark, $100. 
Box 151. Originated in forecastle. 
Given by Cause, unknown. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 11. 

Force under command of Engineer Dunbar. 

Number op 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, slight. 

Confined. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Tuesday. No. 28 Oswego St. Three stories high ; size, IS X 34. Material, 

9th. brick. 

4.10 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Early. 

Box 65. Loss on building, $225. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by Mrs. Early et als., as dwelling and store. 
Eire Patrol. Loss on contents, $275. Insurance on contents, $750. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 3. 
EiRST avater, Engine No. 3. 

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 regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 38 Medford St. Two stories high; size, 20 X 25. Material,, 

9th. wood. , 

6.15 P.M. OwNETD by J. Callahan. 

Still. Loss on contents, $1. 

Given by Occupied by J. Callahan, as dwellings. 
Citizen. Originated on lower floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene 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 buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Nos. 79 and 81 Haverhill St. Five stories high ; size, 20 X 65v 
10th. Material, brick. 

2.40 a.m. Owned by D. W. Salisbury. 

Box 19. Loss on building, $750. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by F. McQuade, as furniture manufacturer. 
Fire Patrol. Loss on contents, $900. Insurance on contents, $1,500. 
Occupied by J. J. Keefe & Co., for trunks and bags. 
Loss on contents, $1,500. Insurance on contents, $1,200; 
Originated on 1st floor. Extended to 2d floor. 
Cause, overheated stove. 

First company at fire, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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i 

March. 

Ntjmbek of engineees 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. 

Thursday. No. 81 Haverhill St. 

llth. First company at box, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

12.40 A.M. EoECE under command of Foreman Bickford. 

Still. Company present. Hook and Ladder No. 1. 

Given by Damage to building, none. 

Citizen. Eemarks. — Needless. No fire. 

Thursday. No 72 Waeeham St. Three stories high ; size, 60 X 140. Material, 
llth. brick. 

4.02 P.M. Owned Toy L. L. McNutt. 
Box 68. Occupied by N. E. Organ Company. 
Given by Originated in dry-house. 
Citizen, Cause, spontaneous combustion of oily rags. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 3. 
First water, by repair-shop hose. 
Force under command of Engineer Fernald. 
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, 9; Chemical Engine No. 2; Fire 
Boat. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream, 

Thursday. No. 155 Beach St, Two stories high; size, 40 X 70. Material, 
llth. wood. 

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

Still. Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, §500. 
Given by Occupied by H. G. Hall, blacksmith. 
Police. Insurance on contents, §1,500. 
Originated on first floor. 
Cause, sparks from forge. 
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. 



Friday. No. 9 North Margin St. 

12th. 31. Material, brick. 

2.12 A.M. Owned by W. N. Forbes. 



Three and a-half stories high ; size, 20 X 



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Box 12. 
Given by 
Police. 



Loss on building, $725. Insurance on building, §2,000. 

Occupied by John McDonald, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $300. 

Originated in basement. Extended to second and tliird floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First compant 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 No. 4, 6, 8, 25, 26; Hook and Ladder 

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



Friday. Glendon St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 24 X 24. Material, 

12th. iron. 

11.15 a.m. Owned by Jewett & Pitcher. 
Box 173. Loss on building, $25. 

Given by Occupied by Jewett & Pitcher, as planing-mill. 
Citizen. Originated in shaving-room. 

Cause, sparks from boiler. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 5. 

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 ; Fire Boat. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extiguished by regular force. 

Friday. Rear No. 583 Shawmut Ave. Three stories high; size, 22 X 36. 

12th. Material, wood. 

4.38 P.M. Owned by James Teevan. 
Box 87. Occupied by several families, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in the chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, soot in chimney 

First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer CoUigan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 22, 23; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — Burnt out. Needless alarm. 



Saturday. No. 119 Beacon St. Four stories high; size, 24 X 60. Material, 

13th. freestone. 

4.00 P.M. Owned by Chas. Blake. 

Still. Occupied by Chas. Blake, as dwelling. 



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Given by 
Citizen. 



Originated in chimney. 

Cause, soot in chimney. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 

Force under command of Foreman Warren. 

Company present, Engine No. 10. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being smothered. 

Saturday. No. 101 Endicott St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

13th. brick. 

11.00 A.M. Owned by Jane Gould. 

Box 12. Occupied by J. Pendergast et als., as dwellings. 
Given by Originated on 2d floor. 
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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being thrown into street. 

Sunday. No. 38 Bowdoin St. Five stories high; size, 34 X 80. Material, 

14th. brick. 

3.14 P.M. Owned by Gray heirs. 

Still. Occupied by A. M. Hewitt, as hotel. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 

Companies present. Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Monday. No. 26 Kneeland St. Five stories high ; size, 35 X 45. Material, 

15th. brick. 

11.10 p.m. Owned by Samuel Rice. 

Still. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $12,000. 
Given by Occupied by C. A. Green, Jr., as hardware store. 
Fire Patrol. Insurance on contents, $2,500. 
Originated in cellar. 
Cause, ashes in wooden receptacle. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 26. 
Force under command of Foreman Knox. 
Company present. Engine No. 26. 



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Damage to building, sliglit. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Tuesday. No. 118 Marlboro' St. Four stories high ; size, 24 X 60. Material, 

16th. brick. 

7.05 A.M. Owned by M. S. Bartlett. 
Box 89. Occupied by M. S. Bartlett, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, soot in chimney. 

First company at fire. 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 Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Eemarks. — Needless alarm. 

Tuesday. Sheridan Ave. Two stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 

16th. Owned by John H. Sauer. 
11.24 A.M. Loss on building, $720. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Box 513. Occupied by J. H. Sauer, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss, on contents, $563. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to attic. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 5. 

First water on fire. Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number op engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 14, 28 ; Hook and Ladder No. 10 ; 
Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. Nos. 10, 16, 18, 20 Elmwood St. Two and one half stories liigl) ; 
17th. size, 36 X 94. Material, wood. 

1.43 p.m. No. 10 owned by Mrs. Gormley. 

Box 245. Loss on building, $330. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by No. 10 occupied by Mrs. Gormley, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $50. 

No. 16 owned by heirs of J. B. Hand. 

Loss on building, $255. Insurance on building, $1,000. 

No. 16 occupied by Mrs. Martin, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $79. 

No. 18 owned by Mrs. Mahan. 

Loss on building, $420. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

No. 18 occupied by Mrs. Mahan, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, $37. 

No. 20 owned by Nelson Curtis. 

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



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No. 20 occupied by Mrs. Myers, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, §20. 

Originated on 3d floor, No. 10. Extended to No. 20. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 14. 

EiRST WATER, Engine No. 14. 

EoRCE UNDER coMJiAND of Engineer Colligan. 

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 block. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Remarks. — Engineer Colligan was badly injured in the right eye. 

Thursday. Cor. Centre and LaGeange Sts. Five stories high; size, 40 X 
18th. 75. Material, wood. 

8 P.M. Owned by the Billings estate. 
Still. Loss on building, §5. 
Given by Occupied by Geo. H. Lougee, as gossamer cloth factory. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, defective chimney. 

EiRST COMPANY AT FIRE, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

EiRST WATER, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

EoRCE UNDER COMMAND of Driver Prescott. 

Company present. Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



Friday. Cor. Warren and Allston Sts. 

19th. Owned by Town of Brookline. 
12.47 P.M. Loss on building, $95. 

Box 563. Occupied by Town of Brookline, for stone-crusher. 
Given by Loss on contents, 55. 
Citizen. 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 Fuller. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, totally destroyed. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine. 



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Friday. Savin Hill Ate. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, wood. 

19th. Owned bj' Chas. Nowell. 
9.01 p.m. Loss on building, §165. Insurance on building, §12,000. 



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Box 321. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by Chas. Nowell, as dwelling. 

Loss on contents, §50. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 

Originated on 1st and 2d floors. 

Cause, incendiary. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 17. 

Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 

Number op engineers present, 2. 

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

Damage to building, slight. > 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Saturday. No. 33 Bowker St. Five stories high; size, 60 X 60. Material, brick. 

20th. ' Owned by E. B. Badger. 
3.38 p.m. Loss on building, §150. Insurance on building, $15,000. 
Box 21. Occupied by J. W. Tufts, for soda fountains. 
Given by Loss on contents, §300. Insurance on contents, $90,000. 
Citizen. Originated in basement. 

Cause, ignition of alcohol from gas-jet. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine 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, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. No. 9 Central Wharf. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 
50. Material, brick. 
20th. Owned by F. 0. Prince. 
10.05 p.m. Loss on building, §27. Insurance on building, §8,000. 
Box 37. Occupied by H. H. Ham, as storehouse. 
Given by Loss on contents, $200. Insurance on contents, .$1,000. 
Police. Occupied by Dr. Ham, for medicines. 
Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Occupied by Chase & Sanborn, tea-dealers. 
Loss on contents, $203. Insurance on contents, $3,300. 
Originated in basement. 
Cause, matches dropped into hatchway. 
First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 4, 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. 



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Sunday. No. 262 Washington St. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 86. Material, 

21st. iron. 

8.04 P.M. Owned by heirs of the Rogers estate. 

8.13 p.m. Loss on building, $4,425. Insurance on building, .$23,000. 
8.17 P.M. Occupied by Journal Newspaper Co. 

8.22 P.M. Loss on contents, $8,231. Insurance on contents, $70,000. 
Box 41. Occupied by F. A. Searle, printer. 

Given by Loss on contents, $9,000. Insurance on contents, $22,500. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
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, 11. t 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 8, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 ; Hose Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 
Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2, 5. 
Damage to building, considerable. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Eemarks. — There was a general alarm for this fire. Hoseman 
Douglass, Engine No. 25, injured by falling tlirough hole in floor; 
Ladderman Wells, Hook and Ladder No. 1, and Hoseman Keyes, 
Engine No. 4, were badly cut by glass. 



Tuesday. No. 92 Chadncy St. Five stories high ; size, 22 X 56. Material, 

23d. brick. 

7.43 A.M. Owned by W. J. R. Evans. 

Box 43. Loss on building, $135. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by J. Latham & Co., for picture-frames, etc. 
Police. Loss on contents, $940. Insurance on contents, $15,500. 
Originated on 4th floor. 
Cause, careless use of matches. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 26. 
First avater. Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 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. 



Tuesday. No. 27 and 29 Batterymarch St. Four stories high; size, 60 X 67 

23d. Material, brick. 

8.10 A.M. Owned by Cushing heirs. 

Still. Occupied by Houdlett & Ellis, for oils, etc. 

Given by Originated on 1st floor. 



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Police. 



Cause, igniting clothes from stove. 

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

Force under command of Foreman Frost. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by extinguishers. 



"Wednesday. Oakland St. 

24th. Owned by Edward Farrel. 
3.40 P.M. Loss on building, $1,000. Insurance on building, $3,000. 

Still. Occupied by Edward Farrell, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $1,100. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, defective chimney. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 29. 

First water. Engine No. 29. 

Force under command of Foreman Champney. 

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

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by Engine No. 29. 

Wednesday. Boylston St. One and one-half stories high ; size, 15 X 30. Ma- 
24th. terial, wood. 

5.11 P.M. Owned by L. P. Vogel. 

Box 513. Loss on building, $25. Insurance on building, $300. 
Given by Occupied by P. Abel et als., as stables. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. 
Originated in loft. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
First water, Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

umber of engineers present, 2. 
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. EearNo. 541 Main St. One story high; size, 50 X 90. Material, wood. 
24th. Owned by Tufts heirs. 
5.29 P.M. Occupied by E. Fitz & Co., as coal-shed. 
Box 453. Originated on roof. 
Given by Cause, sparks from chimney. 
Citizen. irst company at fire. Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 
Number of engineers present, 1. 



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March. 

Companies peesent, 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 buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 8 Gates St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 20 X 35. 
24th. Material, brick. 

8.14 p.m. Owned by Benjamin Dean. 

Still. Occupied by Charles Poole, as dwelling. 
Given by Loss on contents, $10. 
Citizen. O-Riginated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 1. 

Force under command of Engineman Ray. 

Companies present. Engine No. 1 ; Hook and Ladder No. 5. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Wednesday. No. 17 Bbacham St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, 
24th. wood. 

9.03 P.M. Owned by Burbank & Co. 

Still. Occupied by M. Flannagan, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, soot in chimney. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 2. 

Force under command of Foreman Getchell. 

Companies present, Hose Nos. 2, 4. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by being allowed to burn out. 



Wednesday. No. 337 Princeton St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 21 X 
24th. 35. Material, wood. 

9.13 p.m. Owned by Mary Dwyer. 

Box 175. Loss on building, $246. Insurance on building, $1,000. 
Given by Occupied by Thomas Burns, as dwelling. 
. Member. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to roof. 
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. 



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March. 
Thursday. 
24th. 
6.40 P.M. 
Box 79. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



No. 163 Marlboro St. Four stories high; size, 24 X 70. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by T. P. Gushing. 
Occupied by T. P. Gushing, as dwelling. 
Cause, sparks from chimney. 
First company at box, 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 Engine No. 2. 
Damage to building, none. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 



Thursday. Minot St. Two stories high ; size, 22 X 30. 
25th. Owned by J. Q. A. Spear. 

7.10 a.m. Occupied by J. Q. A. Spear, as dwelling. 

Still. Originated in chimney. 

Given by Cause, soot in chimney. 
Citizen. First company at pire. Engine No. 20. 

Force under command of Hoseman Berry. 
Company present, Engine No. 20. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Material, wood. 



Thursday. Brig Britain, Mayo's Wharf. 
25th. Owned by Geo. Crampton. 
3.18 p.m. Originated in cabin. 
Box 156. Cause, overheated grate. 
Given by First company at fire. Engine No. 11. 
Citizen. 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, none. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. No. 3 Cusson Place. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 20. Material, 
2oth. wood. 

6.51 p.m. Owned by Hugh Flood. 
Box 5. Loss on building, $25. 
Given by Occupied by J. Carroll, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, children playing with fire. 
First company at fire. Engine No. 6. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

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



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Maech. 

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

Feiday. No. 32 Franklin St. Four stories high j size, 33 X 120. Material, 

26th. brick. 

9.14 a.m. Owned by Harvard College. 
Box 41. Occupied by J. D. Lothrop & Co., publishers. 
Given by Originated in basement. 
Police. Cause, lighted match thrown among paper. 
First company at fiee, Engine No. 25. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies peesent. 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, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Saturday. No. 7 Bulfinch St. Five stories high; size, 24 X 29. Material, 
27th. brick. 

1 A.M. Owned by L. R. Cutter. 

Still. Occupied by Mrs. C. A. Mof&tt, as boarding-house. 
Given by Loss on contents, $15. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, rats and matches. 

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. 



Sunday. No. 601 E. Fifth St. Three stories high ; size, 18 X 30. Material, 

28th. wood. 

8.20 P.M. Owned by James Morrison. 

Still. Loss on building, $362. Insurance on building, $2,000. 
Given by Occupied by F. Bram et als., as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $150. 

Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 

Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 2. 

First water, Engine No. 2. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 

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

Damage to building, considerable. 



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March. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Eemaeks. — Telegraph communication between South Boston and the 
central ofiBce was broken, consequently no alarm could be struck on 
the bells. . , 

Tuesday. No. 865 E. Sixth St. Two and one-half stories high. Material, 

30th. wood. 

6.20 A.M. Owned by South Boston Yacht Club. 
Box 145. Loss on building, $235. Insurance on building, .$1,500. 
Given by Occupied as club-house. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $400. 

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

Cause, unknown. 

EiRST company at fire. Hose No. 12. 

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. 

Damage to building, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 

Wednesday. False alarm. 

31st. First company at box. Engine No. 8. 
9.49 P.M. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Box 3. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Given by Companies present. Engines Nos. 4, 6, 8, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 
Unknown. Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1; Fire Boat. 



APRIIi. 

Thursdat. Cor. Tremont St. and Montgomery Place. Five stories high; 

1st. size, 25 X 80. Material, sandstone. 

10.56 P.M. Owned by H. N. Ward heirs. 
Box 35. Loss on building, $166. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Given by Occupied by M. Peterson, as fruit-locker. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. 

Occupied by F. M. Wingate, as barber-shop. 

Loss on contents, $10 

Occupied by J. S. Dodge, 99c. store. 

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

Originated in basement. 

Cause, probably from lamp or candle. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 4. 

First water, Chemical Engine No. 1. 



192 CiTT Document No. 58. 

April. 

FoECE 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. 



Eridat. No. 3 LiNwooD Place. Eour stories high; size, 22 X 50. Material, 

2d. brick. 

1.30 A.M. Owned by C. W. Taylor. 

Still. Insurance on building, .$3,000. / 

Given by Occupied by Barbara Eord, as boarding-house. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

Eirst company at fire. Engine No. 7. 

First water, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Foreman Harden. 

Company present. Engine No. 7. 

Damage to building, none. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Friday. Fire out op town. 

2d. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

9.15 A.M. Number of engineers present, 2. 

Box 353. Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 
Given by No. 6. 

Member. Kemarks. — Call for assistance from Milton. 



Friday. Eear No. 75 Prentiss St. Three stories high ; size, 48 X 63. Ma- 

2d. terial, brick. 

9.59i p.m. Owned by E. Nathan. 

Box 249. Loss on building, $195. Insurance on building, §8,000. 
tSriven by Occupied by E. Nathan, as soap factory. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $7,000. 

Originated in basement. Extended to 1st floor. 

Cause, defective furnace. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 

First water. Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 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. 



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April. 

Saturday. 
3d. 

10.40 A.M. 

Still. 

Given by 

Citizen. 



No. 17 CoMMOifWEALTH AvE. Four stories high; size, 24 X 62. 

Material, brick. 
Owned by W. H. Gardner. 

Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $20,000. 
Occupied by W. H. Gardner, as dwelling. 
Originated in chimney. 
Cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Hoseman Hutchings. 
Company present, Engine No. 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Monday. No. 41 Concord Square. Three and one-half stories high; size, 

5th. 22 X 50. Material, brick. 

6.03 A.M.. Owned by E. Fuller. 

Box 76. Loss on building, $100. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by E. Fuller, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Insurance on contents, 2,000. 

Originated in the cellar. 

Cause, rats and matches. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 22. 

First m'ater. Engine No. 22. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number op 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. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 150 Shawmux Ave. Four stories high; size, 21 X 48. Material, 

6th. brick. 

6.50 p.m. Owned by Lorenzo Craft. 

Box 72. Loss on building, $3. Insurance on building, $9,000. 
Given by Occupied by L. E. Keyes, jr., as provision store. 
Police. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, $500. 
Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 
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, 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. 



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April. 
Wednesday. 

7th. 

1.05 A.M. 

Box 41. 

Given by 

Police. 



Nos. 15 AND 17 Harvard Place. Five and one-half stories high; 

size, 25 X 30. Material, brick. 
Owned by American Baptist Missionary Society. 
Loss on building, $253. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Occupied by E. W. Smith. 

Loss on contents, $250. Insurance on contents, $1,000. 
Occupied by P. S. Mizener. 
Loss on contents, $50. 
Occupied by A. G. Minton. 

Loss on contents, $10. Insurance on contents, $400. 
Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 4th floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

EiRST company at EIRE, Engine No. 26. 
EiRST WATER, Engine No. 26. 

EoRCE UNDER command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number op 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 regular force. 



Wednesday. No. 116 Eliot St. Pive stories high; size, 24 X 40. Material, 
7tli. sandstone. 

3.02 A.M. Owned by J. T. Eldridge. 

Box 62. Loss on building, $565. Insurance on building, $8,000. 
Given by Occupied by T. W. Norman & Co., for chromos. 
Police. Loss on contents, $500. Insurance on contents, $1,100. 

Occupied by Henry Mayer, hair-dresser. \ 

Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $300. 

Occupied by Jenkins Bros., & Co., for cofBns and caskets. 

Insurance on contents, $5,000. 

Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, supposed incendiary. 

EiRST company at EIRE, 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, 2Q ; 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. 



Wednesday. No. 104 Charlestown St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 90. 
7th. Material, wood. 

10.52 A.M. Owned by Estabrook and Sibley. 
Box 4. Loss on building, $350. Insurance on building, $1,500. 



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Apeil. 

Given by 
Police. 



Occupied by Estabrook and Sibley, as stable. 

Loss on contents, $80. Insurance on contents, $10,000. 

Okiginated between buildings. Extended to No. 102 Charlestown 

street 
Cause, sparks from forge. 
First COMPANY at fiee. 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, 10, 25 ; Hook and Ladder 

Nos. 1, 8 ; Hose No. 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 
Damage to buildings : one slight, one considerable. Extended to other 

buildings. 
Extinguished by regular force. 
Eemarks. — No. 102, owned by Patrick Doherty, who makes claim 

for $50 loss. No insurance. 



Wednesday. No. 8 Hudson St. Three stories high; size, 18 X 20. Material, 
7th. wood. 

2.03 P.M. Owned by Mrs. Boyd. 
Box 421. Loss on building, $10. 

Given by Occupied by Mr. Curtis et als., as dwelling. 
Police. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from chimney. 

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. 



"Wednesday. Nos. 53 and 55 Wakeham St. 
7th. Owned by Creesy & Noyes. 

3.55 P.M. First company at box, Engine No. 3. 
Box 68. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 6. 

Automatic Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hook and 
Tel. Co. Ladder Nos. 3, 8 ; Hose Nos. 5, 9 ; Chemical Engine No. 2 ; Fire 

Boat. 
Remarks. — Accidental alarm, given by Automatic Telegraph Com- 
pany. 



Wednesday. Rear No. 102 Fulton St. In street. 

7th. Cause, careless use of benzine. 

5.16 p.m. First company at fire. Engine No. 8- 

Box 15. First avatek, Engine No. 8. 



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April. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



FoECE UNDER COMMAND of Chief Engineer Green, 
Number of engineers present, 5. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 2G; Hook and Lad- 
der Nos. 1, 8; Hose No. 8; Chemical Engine No. 1; Eire Boat. 
Damage to building, none. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Wednesday. Nos. 53 and 55 Wareham St. 
7th. Owned by Creesy & Noyes. 

6.03 P.M. EiEST COMPANY AT BOX, Engine No." 3. 
Box 68. Eoece under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 6. 

Automatic Companies present. Engine Nos. 3, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23, 25 ; Hook and 
Tel. Co. Ladder Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 9; Chemical Engine No. 2; Fire 

Boat. 
Remarks. — Accidental alarm, given by Automatic Telegraph Com- 
pany. 



Wednesday. No. 465 Washington St. Five stories high; size, 42 X 150. 
7th. Material, granite. 

7.28 P.M. Owned by E. B. Ashton. 

Box 43. Loss on building, $328. Insurance on building, $10,000. 
Given by Occupied by W. Engle et als., as stores, etc. 
Police. Loss on contents, $667. Insurance on contents, $76,150. 
Originated on 3d 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. 

Wednesday. Union Ave. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 75. Material, brick. 
7th. Owned by B. F. Sturtevant. 

9.50 p.m. Occupied by B. F. Sturtevant, as blower factory. 
Box 521. Originated on 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, vitriol setting fire to wood-work. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 5. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Number op 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 Chemical Engine stream. 



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April. 
Fkidat. 

9th. 
0.03 P.M. 
Box 221. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Eeae No. i Texas Ave. One story liigli ; size, 32 X 64. Material^ 

wood. 
Owned by S. M. Allen. 
Loss on building, $15. 

Occupied by J. Tileston et als., as stable, etc. 
Okiginated on the outside. Extended to inside. 
Cause, supposed incendiary. 
First company at fire, Engine No. 13. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 
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 hydrant stream from rubber factory. 



Friday. Forest Hill Ave. 

9th. Owned by Capen heirs. 

2.40 p.m. Cause, fire in woods. 

Still. First company at fire. Engine No. 16. 

Given by Force under command of Foreman Merrill. 

Police. Companies present. Engine No. 16; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 
Confined to woods. 
Extinguished by being beat out. 

Saturday. Norfolk St. 

10th. Cause, fire in the woods. 

1.00 P.M. Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Box 354. Number of engineers present, 1. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 18, 19 ; Hook and Ladder 
Citizen. No. 6. 

Saturday. Rear No. 44 Phillips St. 

10th. First company at fire. Hose No. 8. 

8 32 p.m. Force under command of Hoseman Gargan. 

Still. Company present. Hose No. 8. 

Given by Remarks. — Hose No. 8 was called, but could find no fire, it having 
Citizen. been extinguished. 



Sunday. No. 10 Cross St. Two stories high ; size, 18 X 25. Material, wood. 

11th. . Owned by James Quinn. 
8.18 P.M. Occupied by James Quinn, as dwelling. 
Box 156. Originated on 1st floor. 
Given by Cause, filling lighted kerosene lamp. 
Citizen. 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. 



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Apbil. 

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

Eemahks. — Mrs. Quinn was badly burned, she being intoxicated at 
the time. She was removed to the City Hospital, and died from the 
eflfects of her injuries, April 13th. 

Monday. No. 95 Maverick St. Two stories high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

12th. wood. 

0.13 P.M. Owned by W. E. Swan. 

Still. Occupied by C. J. Berquist, as dwelling. 

Given by Loss on contents, $15. Insueance on contents, $500. 
Citizen. Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 
First company at eire, Engine No. 9. 
Force under command of Foreman Sherman. 
Company present. Engine No. 9. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 

Monday. No. 45 Sudbury St. Three stories high ; size, 30 X 40. Material, 

12th. wood. 

11.07 p.m. Owned by T. B. Williams heirs. 

Box 8. Loss on building, .$70. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by S. A. Quick & Bros., for tobacco. 
Police. Loss on contents, $100. Insurance on contents, $10,500. 
Occupied by A. D. Hurd et als., for spring beds, etc. 
Loss on contents, $43. Insurance on contents, $200. 
Originated on 2d floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder, No. 1. 
First water, Hook and Ladder No. 1. 
Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 
Number of engineers present, 5. 
Companies present. Engines 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. 



Tuesday. No. 163^ Shawmut Ave. Three stories high ; size, 12 X 30. Material, 

13th. wood. 

1.05 a.m. Owned by M. E. Jones. 

Still. Loss on building, $10. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by Miss E. Bonner et als., for fancy goods, etc. 
Police. Loss on contents, $25. Insurance on contents, $600. 
Originated in cellar. 
Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



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Apkil. 

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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by being thrown into street. 

Tuesday. Pinckney St., Burnham's Wharf. 

13th. Occupied by L. G. Burnham & Co., as -wood and coal wharf. 
3.03 P.M. Loss on contents, $125. 

Still. Originated in wood-pile. 
Given by Cause, unknown. 

Citizen. First company at fire, Engine No. 10. 
First water, Engine No. 10. 
Force under command of Foreman Warren. 
Company present. Engine No. 10. 
Confined. 
Extinguished by engine stream. 

Friday. Nos. 9 and 11 John St. Three stories high; size, 2i X 46. Material, 

16th. brick. 

8.39 p.m. Owned by Moses Williams estate. 

Box 17. Loss on building, $2i5. Insurance on building, $5,000. 
Given by Occupied by Woburn Paper Box Co., as factory. 
Police. Loss on contents, $325. Insurance on contents, $1,100. 

Occupied by Kimball Bros., for storage. 

Originated on 2d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

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

First water, Engine No. 25. 

Force under command of Cliief 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. 



Saturday. Rear No. 343 E. St. One story high; size, 6 X 16. Material, 

17th. wood. 

4.24 P.M. Owned by James O'Brien. 
Box 126. Loss on building, $20. 

Given by Occupied by J. O'Donnell et als., as wood-shed. 
Citizen. Originated in shed. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

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

First water. Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 



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Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 2, 7, 15; Hook and Ladder No. 

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

Saturday. Cause, false alarm. 

17th. EiBST COMPANY, Engine No. 10. 

8.10 P.M. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Box 63. Number of engineers present, 6. 

Given by Companies present, Engines Nos. S, 7, 10, 22, 26 ; Hook and Ladder 
LTnknown. Nos. 3, 8; Hose Nos. 5, 8; Chemical Engines Nos. 1, 2. 

Monday. Nos. 18 to 28 Traters St. Eour stories high; size, 40 X 45. Mate- 

19th. rial, brick and wood. 

0.12 a.m. Owned by E. H. Moore. 

Box 8. Loss on building, $225. Insurance on building, $3,500. 
Given by Owned by Woodward heirs. 

Police. Loss on building, $133. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Occupied by Mrs. McGee, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, ,$25. 
Occupied by A. Collins, as dwelling. 
Loss on contents, $30. 

OccupiRD by W. Glasco et als., as barber-shop, etc. 
Loss on contents, $20. 
Originated on 1st floor, No. 18. 
Extended to Nos. 20 and 26. 
Cause, defective range. 

EiRST 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, 8, 10, 25, 26 ; Hook and 

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

Eemarks. — L. F. Stevens, of Hook and Ladder No. 1, was injured 
by falling from roof of shed in rear of 24 Travers street. Several of 
the inmates of the building were rescued by members of the depart- 
ment in an exhausted condition. 



Monday. No. 41 India Wharf. Five stories high ; size, 24 X 36. Material, 

19th. brick. 

11.32 P.M. Owned by Joel Thayer heirs. 

Box 47. Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Occupied by G. Ware, as oil store. 
Police. Loss on contents, $75. Insurance on contents, $4,000. 
Originated on 1st floor. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion in sawdust and oil. 
First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 8. 



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Apeil. 



First "vvatee, Engine No. 25. 

FoECE UNDEE COMMAND of Chief Engineer Green. 

NUMBEE OP ENGINEEES PRESENT, 4. 

Companies peesent, 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, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 



Tuesday. No. 255 Highland St. Three stories high; size, 19 X 32. Material 

20th. wood. 

4.15 a.m. Owned by Mercantile Savings Bank. 
Box 262. Occupied by A. F. Gori, as dwelling. 
Given by Oeiginated in chimney. 
Citizen. Cause, careless use of matches. 

FiEST company at fire, Engine No. 14. 
Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

NUMBEE OF ENGINEEES PEESENT, 2. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 24 : 

No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by burning out. 



Hook and Ladder 



Tuesday. Cause, false alarm. 

20th. First company at box, Engine No. 21. 

9.03 P.M. Force undee command of Engineer Munroe. * 

Box 329. Numbee of engineees peesent, 3. 

Given by Companies peesent, Engines Nos. 17, 18, 21 ; Hook and Ladder 
Unknown. No. 7 ; Hose No. 10. 

Wednesday. No. 598 Parker St. Two and one-half stories high; size, 24 X 36. 
21st. Material, wood. 

4.35 P.M. Owned by E. Nathan. 
Box 249. Occupied by J. Joskye, as dwelling. 
Given by Originated in cellar. 
Citizen. Cause, rags in chimney-hole. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 14. 

Force undee command of Engi' eer Colligan. 

Number of engineees present, 2. 

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

No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 3. 
Damage to building, none. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by buckets of water. 



Wednesday. Cause, false alarm. 

21st. FiEST COMPANY AT BOX, Engine No. 23. 
8.19 P.M. Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 



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April. 

Box 78. 
Given by 
Unknown. 



NUMBEK or ENGINEERS PRESENT, 5. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 3, 12, 15, 22, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 
Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 2. 



Thursday. No. 54 Chadwick St. Two stories high ; size, 27 X 27. Material, 
22d. wood. 

6.37 A.M. Owned by M. A. Faulkner. 

Box 213. Loss on building, $5. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by M. A. Faulkner, as dwelling. 
Police. Originated in basement. 
Cause, defective flue. 

First company at fire. Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
First water. Hook and Ladder No. 4. 
Force under command of Engineer Munroe. 
Number of engineers present, 4. 
Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 21, 23, 24 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4; Hose No. 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by extinguishers. 



Friday. Nos. 152 and 154 West Broadway. Three stories high ; size, 40 X 70. 

23d. Material, wood. 

6.00 A.M. Owned by C. 0. Brigham. 

Box 124. Loss on building, $75. Insurance on building, $5,500. 
Given by Occupied by E. Tracey et als., for sewing machines, etc. 
Police. Originated on 2d floor. Extended to 3d floor. 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 9. 

First water, Hose No. 9. 

Force under command of Engineer Brown. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 
Nos. 3, 5; Hose Nos. 9, 10, 12. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



3, 7, 15 ; Hook and Ladder 



Friday. Florence-street [Depot. One story high ; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

23d. wood. 

10.50 A.M. Owned by Boston & Providence Eailroad Company. 
Box 534. Loss on building, $10. 

Given by Occupied by Boston & Providence Eailroad, as depot. 
Citizen. Originated on roof. 

Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

First company at fire, Chemical Engine No. 4. 

First water. Chemical Engine No. 4. 

Force under command of Engineer Hewins. 

Number of engineers present, 1. 



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203 



April. 

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

Chemical Engines Nos. 4, 7. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by regular force. 

Friday. Spring St. 

23d. Owned by Matthew BoUes. 

11.55 A.M. Cause, careless use of fire. 

Still. First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Given by First water, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Citizen. Force under command of Driver Prescott. 
Company present, Chemical Engine No. 7. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine stream. 

Remarks. — Fire in pile of cord wood. Chemical Engine No. 7 was 
called and extinguished it. 

Friday. Rutherford Ave. 

23d. First company at fire, Hose No. 1. 

3.30 P.M. First water, Hose No. 1. 

Still. Force under command of Driver Bartlett. 
Given by Company present, Hose No. 1. 
Citizen. Extinguished by hydrant stream. 

Remarks. — Fire in rubbish on the dump in close proximity to stables 
and hay-sheds. Hose No. 1 was called and extinguished it. 

Friday. No. 3 Cedar Street. Three stories high; size, 15 X 31. Material, 

23d. wood. 

7.30 p.m. Owned by Miss H. Stoddar. 

Box 252. Loss on building, $144. Insurance on building, $4,000. 
Given by Occupied by C. E. Osgood, as dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $495. Insurance on contents, $2,000. 

Originated on 3d floor. 

Cause, careless use of matches. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 12. 

First water. Engine No. 12. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

Number of engineers present, 2. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 12, 13, 14, 24; Hook and Ladder 
No. 4 ; Hose No. 7 ; Chemical Engine No. 5. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Saturday. Fitciiburg R.R. Wharf, Water St. 

24th. Material, wood. 

8.30 A.M. Owned by Mr. Nash. 

Still. Loss on building, $10. 



One story high ; size, 50 X 



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Apeil. 
Given by 
Citizen. 



Occupied by A. Cochran & Co., as sulphur-bin. 

Loss on contents, $110. Insurance on contents, $5,000. 

Obiginated in sulphur. v 

Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Hose No. 3. 

First water, Hose No. 3. 

Force under command of Engineer Bartlett. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engine No. 27 ; Hose No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. No. 33 Athens St. Three stories high; size, 20 X 30. Material, 

2Dth. wood. 

10.55 A. si. Owned by Thomas Smith. 

Still. Loss on building, $85. Insurance on building, $1,500. 
Given by Occupied by several families, as dwellings. 
Citizen. Originated on 1st floor. 
Cause, unknown. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 15. 
First water. Engine No. 15. 
Force under command of Driver Clark. 
Companies present, Engine No. 15 ; Hose No. 9. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by hydrant stream. 



Sunday. Grote St. 

25th. First company at fire. Chemical Engine No. 7. 

8.55 P.M. Force under command of Driver Prescott. 

Still. Company present, Chemical Engine No. 7. 

Given by Eemarks. — Chemical Engine No. 7 was called for a fire in the woods, 
Police. and beat it out. 



Sunday. Off Union Avenue. One story high; size, 8 X 15. Material, 

25th. wood. 

9.42 P.M. Owned by B. F. Sturtevant. 
Box 521. Loss on building, $30. 

Given by Occupied by B. F. Sturtevant, for vitriol storage. 
Citizen. Originated in shed. 

Cause, overheated stove. 

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. 



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205 



Apeil. 

Damage to building', considerable. 

Confixed to building. 

Extinguished by Chemical Engine stream. 

Tuesday. North Quinct. • 

27th. First company at fire, Engine No. 20. 
11.10 a.m. Eirst water, Engine No. 16. 
Box 342. EoRCE under command of Engineer Hewins. 
Given by Number of engineers present, 1. 
Citizen. Companies present, Engines Nos. 16, 20; Hook and Ladder No. 6. 

Remarks. — Call for assistance from No. Quincy. Engines No. 16 and 
20, and Hook and Ladder No. 6, responded by order of Engineer 
' Hewins. 

Tuesday. No. 38 A St. Three and one-half stories high ; size, 35 X 45. Mate- 

27th. rial, brick. 

8.24 p.m. Owned by Jackson heirs. 

Box 123. Loss on building, $270. Insurance on building, $6,200. 
Given by Occupied by Toombs & Parker, as grocery. 
Police. Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $1,800. 

Occupied by Sarah Halliday et als., as dwellings. 

Loss on contents, $200. 

Originated on 4th floor. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 15. 

First water. Engine No. 15. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present, Engines Nos. 1, 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. 



$5000. 



Tuesday. Nos. 109 and 111 Fulton St. Four stories high; size, 20 X 50. 

27th. Material, brick. 

8.67 P.M. Owned by Silas Pierce heirs. 
Box 15. Loss on building, .$45. Insurance on building 
Given by Occupied by Union Oil Company, as factory. 
Police. Loss on contents, $20. Insurance on contents, 
Originated on first floor. 
Cause, supposed hot ashes. 
, 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 ; Hook and Ladder 
No. 8 ; Hose Nos. 1, 8 ; Chemical Engine No. 1 ; Fire Boat. 



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Wednesday. 
28th. 

1.35 A.M. 

Still. 

Given by 

Fire Patrol. 



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

No. 11 Chardon St. Five stories high; size, 76 X 90. Material, 

brick. 
Owned by Chas. Eoberts. 
Occupied by J. A. French, Lamina Wood Co. 
Loss on contents, $75. Insurance on contents, $3,000. 
Originated on the third floor. 
Cause, hot ashes from forge. 
First company at eire. Engine No. 4. 
First water. Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Force under command of Foreman Cheswell. 
Companies present. Engine No. 4; Chemical Engine No. 1. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by Chemical Engine stream. 



Wednesday. Nos. 26 and 28 Metropoeitan Place. Three stories high; size, 
28th. 16 X 32. Material, brick. 

7.34 A.M. Owned by H. Fifield. 

Box 214. Loss on building, $260. Insurance on building, $2,500. 
Given by Owned by M. Burke. 
Police. Loss on building, $50. Insurance on building, $2,000. 

Occupied by J. Holland et als., as dwellings. 

Loss on contents, $100. 

Occupied by M. Burke et als., as dwellings. 

Loss on contents, $50. Insurance on contents, $800. 

Originated on the third floor. 

Cause, children playing with matches. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 23. 

First water. Engine No. 23. 

Force under command of Engineer CoUigan. 

Number of engineers present, 3. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 12, 13, 14, 23 ; Hook and Lad. 
der Nos. 3, 4; Hose Nos. 5, 7; Chemical Engine No. 3. 

Damage to building, slight. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



Thursday. Dolan Court. Two stories high ; size, 22 X 24. Material, wood. 
29th. Owned by John Keegan. 
7.02 P.M. Occupied by John Keegan, as dwelling. 
Box 319. Originated on the second floor. 
Given by Cause, boiling over kettle of fat. 
Citizen. First company at fire. Engine No. 21. 

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



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April. 



Companies peesent, Engines Nos. 12, 17, 21, 23 ; Hook and Ladder 

No. 4; Hose Nos. 7, 10. 
Damage to building, slight. 
Confined to building. 
Extinguished by burning out. 

Friday. No. 79 Beach St. Three stories high; size, 24 X 52. Material, 

30th. brick. 

4.47 P.M. Owned by Peace Fund Society. 

Box 54. Loss on building, $20. Insurance on building, $7,500. 
Given by Occupied by J. D. Judge, as store and dwelling. 
Citizen. Loss on contents, $125. Insurance on contents, §6,000. 

Originated on first floor. 

Cause, ignition of alcohol from gas. 

First company at fire, Engine No. 7. 

Force under command of Chief Engineer Green. 

Number of engineers present, 6. 

Companies present. Engines Nos. 3, 4, 7, 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 buckets of water. 



Friday. No. 576 Parker St. Two stories high; size, 35 X 71. Material, 

30th. wood. 

11.20 P.M. Owned by Wm. J. Stevens. 
Box 249. Insurance on building, $3,000. 
Given by Occupied by Wm. J. Stevens, Jr., as soap factory. 
Police. Originated on first floor. 

Extended to roof. 

Cause, rags in chimney hole. 

First company at fire. Engine No. 13. 

First water. Engine No. 13. 

Force under command of Engineer Colligan. 

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, considerable. 

Confined to building. 

Extinguished by regular force. 



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TABLE No. 2 



Exhihiting the Numher of Alarms for the Days of the WeeTc, from May 1, 
1879, to April 30, 1880. 



May . . , 
June . . . 
July . . . 
August . . 
Septem'ber 
October . 
Novem'ber 
December 
January . 
February . 
March . . 
April . . . 

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7 


6 


6 


4 


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8 


6 


4 


3 


7 


7 


8 


4 


7 


6 


6 


6 


6 


11 


2 


6 


6 


6 


9 


13 


6 


8 


4 


6 


8 


5 


6 


4 


4 


8 


10 


11 


8 


8 


13 


9 


4 


7 


6 


6 


4 


11 


8 


7 


5 


17 


8 


4 


6 


5 


5 


3 


3 


6 


10 


8 


6 


7 


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2 


6 


4 


2 


5 


4 


3 


10 


12 


10 


7 


8 


4 


5 


8 


13 


3 


13 


6 


70 


72 


86 


92 


79 


99 


73 



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TABLE No. 5. 



8hoioing the different causes of Fires and Alarms, from 
May 1, 1879, to April 30, 1880. 



Alarms, accidental, automatic . 

" needless . 

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Ashes, hot in wooden receptacle 
Boiling over of oil . 

" " " wax 

" " " tar. 

" " " fat . 

" " " syrup 

*' " " rosin 

" " " pitch 
Bonfires . 

Chimneys, burning of soot in . 
Careless use of lamps, etc. 

" " " fire . . . 

' ' pipe in clothing . 

" smoking 

" clothes too near stove 

" cigars in "sawdust spittoons" 

" burning rags on floor 
Defective flue . 

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" fireplace . 

" grate 

'• boiler and setting 

" furnace . 
Explosion of chemicals . 
Firew^orks 

Friction of machinery 
Fall of building (assistance wanted) 
Gas, explosion of . 
" ignition of leaky pipe 
" jet setting fire to curtain . 
" " overheating ceiling 
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Fire Commissioners' Report. 



213 



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" building fire with 

Lightning, struck by 
Light in window mistaken for fire 
Lime, slacking of . 
Matches and rats 

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" " " rubbish 

Overheated range . 
' ' stove . 

" furnace. 

" steam pipe 

" hot air " 

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Rags, in chimney hole 
Rubbish in furnace pipe 
Ruins rekindling 
Spontaneous combustion 
Steam mistaken for fire 
Smoke " " " 

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" " engine 

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" " forge . 
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APPENDIX B. 
Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 

The Ordinance to establish a Fire Department, passed in 
October, 1873, placed the Fire-Alarm Telegraph and the 
public bells and clocks under the charge of the Board of Fire 
Commissioners. The force employed is as follows : — 

Superintendent. 

Brown S. Flanders. 

Assistant Superintendent. 

Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Granville S. Mendell, 

Uzziel Putnam. 
James L. Crowley, Assistant Operator and Battery-man. 

Foreman of Construction. 

Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Repairers. 

George S. Thorn, ' Jonathan M. Morris, 

Wm. B. Green, Joseph W. Bird, 

Dennis O'Neil. 

A constant watch is kept at the head-quarters. City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each operator has assigned 
to him certain hours of duty, during which time he is respon- 
sible for the correct working of the apparatus in giving alarms, 
and all testing of the circuits and other details pertaining to 
the service. An automatic arrangement is connected with 
the receiving apparatus, by which assistance may be called 
from the sleeping apartments, if at any time the operator 
should be suddenly incapacitated by illness from performing 
his duties. 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. 



FiKE Commissioners' Repoet. 215 

The wires to East Boston pass through Chelsea, and a box 
and gong have been phiced 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- 
tioning holders of signal keys in regard to the use of such 
keys. 

The fact that an alarm-box is located near their residence, 
and where the key is kept, should be known to all persons, 
both male and female, and the simple manner of giving an 
alarm in case of fire should be a matter of common education. 
The Board of Fire Commissi<mers recommend to all persons 
who may see this notice, that they make the necessary inqui- 
ries to enable them, 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 that 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. 



216 City Document No. 58. 

Eegulations Conceening Fike-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 
ten blows three times, thus : 10-10-10. 

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 & 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 Old. The order for this signal to be given by the 
officer in command, at the earliest practicable moment. 

Heturn 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. 

Chelsea Alarms. 

The call upon Chelsea will be given by striking upon the 
Charlestown and East Boston circuits the box number 19.8, 
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 Eegulations. 

Members of companies of the " Call Force " shall report 
at the houses of their respective companies, and remain there 



FiKE Commissioners' Report. 217 

twenty minutes, whenever second alarms ai-e 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 progriess 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 difi'erent j)arts of the city. 

There are 277 Signal Stations or Boxes, and the accom- 
panying ^'Running Card" shows the location of each Box, 
and also the companies responding to Ist, 2d5 and 3d alarms 
from the several boxes. 



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There are 277 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. 
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South Boston . 
East Boston . 
Roxbury 
Dorchester 
Charlestown . 
West Roxbury 
Brighton 
Chelsea . 



The following boxes are private property 
198, 631, 612, 442. 

Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working Lines of Wire about 250 
miles; Signal Boxes in use, 277; Striking Machines, 53, 
and one not in use ; Gongs, 96 ; Tappers, 57 ; Vibrators, 
23 ; Clocks : one electric watch clock ; two repeating three- 
dial clocks for striking signals; Magneto-Electric Machine, 
for striking bells, 1, loaned to Tufts College; Rehiy Mag- 
nets, 15 ; Ten Pen Register, 1 ; Office Bells, 17 ; Telegraph 
Keys, 16; Dial Instruments, 16; 12 Sounders and Keys in 
charge of District Engineers, with local batteries; two 
writing instruments for office use ; 1 switch board ; 1 large 
galvanometer; 15 small do., for signal batteries; 2 portable 
rheotH-opes ; 1 chronometer ; 1 set telegraphic apparatus in 
Superintendent's house ; 1 set instruments in Assistant Su- 
perintendent's house ; 4 sets telegraphic apparatus in assist- 
ants' houses ; 1 repeating instrument from West Roxbury, 
and 1 from Charlestown ; 1 small switch-board from Charles- 
town ; 925 battery-cups in use ; 45 spare battery-cups ; 
300 lbs. sulphate of copper; 1,675 lbs. zinc; 75 battery- 
coppers ; 175 lbs. sulphate of zinc ; brackets, wire, insula- 
tors, 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, steel, 

2,995 lbs., owned by city. 



228 City DocUxMent No. 58. 

Andrew School-house, Dorchester street, Washmgtoii Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs., owned by city. 

Berkeley-street Church, composition, 2,538 lbs. 

Bowdoin-square Church, composition, 3,882 lbs. 

Boylstou 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, 
3,1091 lbs., owned by city. 

Charles-street Church, composition, 1,883 lbs. 

Chemical Engine House, No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 
city, weight 400 lbs. 

Chemical Engine House No. 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, 13udley 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, Doi'chester, 
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. 



FiEE Commissioners' Eeport. 229 

Everett School-bouse, 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 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. 
Winthi'op School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 

lbs., owned by city. 



230 City Document No. 58. 

In addition to the foregoing a machine is used for blowing 
the Abattoir whistle in Brighton. 

Public Clocks. 

The folio witig Public Clocks, 40 in number, are taken 
care of by the city : — . • 

Oity Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Eoylston Market. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Hollis-street Church. 

Lynde-stieet Church. 

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

Old South Chui'ch, 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. 



FiEE Commissioners' Eeport. 231 

Dorchester. 



Neponset Church. 

Tileston School, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills), 

Gharlestoivn. 

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. 



232 



City Document No. 58. 



SCHEDULE OF PEOPERTY. 



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 Sliinuer ladder 

37 pmigs (hose and jobbing) 
6 sleighs (engineer's) . 
18 wagons (coal) 
6 " (engineer's) 
5 " (supply) 

2 top buggies 

14,497 feet hose, leather 



31,349 " 


" cotton 


16,117 " 


' ' rubber 


3,706 " 


" chemical 


2,737 " 


" hand . 


790 


' ' suction 



261 belts, spanner 

14 " doo'O'er . 

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 carried forward 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



$99,000 00 

16,500 00 

250 00 

30,000 00 

21,000 00 

2,700 00 

12,000 00 

1,900 00 

2,000 

2,800 

600 

4,700 

900 

500 

200 

7,000 

18,500 00 

8,500 00 

■1,500 00 

1,200 

3,900 

26 

7 

63 

4,900 

57 

45 

80 

162 

900 

35 

41 

37 

495 

275 

16 

2,900 

58 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



$245,837 00 



FiEE Commissioners' Report. 



233 



(common) 



Amount brought forioard 
208 lanterns 

9 link blocks (extra) 
58 lines, gu}'- 
270 " iiose 
42 " life 

10 " hauling 
239 ladders, fire 
hi " house " 

8 " Bangor " 
68 " bolts and keys 

17 Siamese connections 

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 
]50 rounds (ladder) 

5 rams (battering) 
22 rakes 

11 runiiers 
30 relief valves . 
471 spanners 

4 sledges 
7 shafts (extra) pair 

5 tongs (pipe) 

18 wheels (extra) 
2 wheelbarrows . 



Bedding. 
307 blankets, double wool 
235 " single " 

233 counterpanes, white 
36 " figured 

395 comforters 

Amount carried forward 



$245,837 


00 


364 


00 


36 


00 


174 


00 


81 


00 


84 


00 


30 


00 


1,434 


00 


150 


00 


1,220 


00 


34 


00 


525 


00 


18 


00 


410 


00 


4 


00 


50 


00 


45 


00 


73 


00 


24 


00 


82 


00 


36 


00 


10 


00 


«0 


00 


28 


00 


20 


00 


10 


00 


10 


01) 


18 


00 


22 


00 


22 


00 


3,000 


00 


118 


00 


4 


00 


30 


00 


10 


00 


200 


00 


5 


(A) 


$246,357 


00 


$900 


00 


400 


00 


300 


00 


. 36 


00 


300 


00 


$1,936 


00 



234 



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Amount hronglit foi 
411 mattresses, hair 
359 " husk 

310 pillows, hair . 
178 " feather 
891 pillow-slips, cottou 
1,218 sheets, cottou 



icard, 



Furniture. 



166 bedsteads (iron) 

210 " (wooden) 

131 bureaus 

38 book-cases 

13 benches . 

937 chairs . 

50 clocks 

57 closets (portable) 

1,01)0 yds. of carpeting, tapestry 



1,934 

922 " " " 

48 desks 

119 looking-glasses 

5 lounges 

28 lamps 

Slti yds. of matting 

147 " " door 

100 stoves . 

58 stove-boilers 

9 stools 

79 step-ladders 

83 settees 

104 tables . 

292 towels . 

76 towel-rollers 

1,010 window-shades 



wool 
oil-cloth 



Horses and harness. 



67 blankets, fly 
88 " stable 
188 " street 
3 " , rubber 

45 bridles (extra) 



Amowit carried forward, 



$1,936 


00 


4,500 


00 


700 


00 


300 


00 


178 


00 


425 


00 


600 


00 


$8,6o9 


00 


$800 


00 


800 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


25 


00 


900 


00 


250 


00 


250 


00 


500 


00 


980 


00 


300 


00 


400 


00 


400 


00 


25 


00 


12 


00 


8 


00 


67 


00 


1,200 


00 


42 


00 


5 


00 


190 


00 


145 


00 


520 


00 


70 


00 


30 


00 


2,500 


00 


$13,419 


00 


$35 


00 


260 


00 


560 


00 


9 


00 


45 


00 



$909 00 



FiEE Commissioners' Repori 



235 



Amoimt brought forward 

15 breast-plates (extra) 

47 bits (extra) 
3 buifiilo-robes 

36 collars (extra) 
137 collar-hitches 
137 horses 
63 harnesses, double 
56 " single 
58 " lead . 
17 hames (extra) . 
137 halter and halter bridles 

37 " chains . 
23 horse boots 
12 " hoods 

16 lines (extra) 
43 lead bars . 

48 pads for collars . 
56 surcingles . 
53 sleigh-bells (strings) 
3 saddles 
63 whips 
45 whiffletrees (extra) 



$909 00 

30 00 

90 00 

51 00 

60 00 

40 00 

38,000 00 

6,900 00 

4,000 00 

500 00 

15 00 
135 00 

20 00 
30 00 
36 00 

16 00 
43 00 

120 00 
25 00 
80 00 
6 00 
63 00 
50 00 

^50,219 00 



Tools. 



153 axes 










$153 00 


17 axe-helves 










4 00 


15 brushes, tube . 










15 00 


92 " horse . 










23 00 


70 " scrub . 










17 00 


38 " 'floor . 










38 00 


37 " window 










19 00 


15 " paiut . 










11 00 


47 " stove . 










9 00 


64 " dust . 










32 00 


40 benches (work) 










200 00 


87 brooms, stable . 










43 00 


97 " house . 










25 00 


145 buckets, wooden 










36 00 


38 " leather 










28 00 


46 baskets 










23 00 


64 coal-hods . 










32 00 


217 cans 










108 00 



Amount carried forward 



$816 00 



236 



City Document No. 58. 



Amount brought forward 
71 cold-chisels 
42 crow-bars 
78 curry-combs 
4 clamps (hand) 
14 dustei's, feather 
40 " hair 
62 dust-pans 
20 expanders (hose coupling 
95 files (assorted) 
14 forks, manure . 
127 " hay 
3 grindstones 
9 hose templets 

11 hatchets . 
14 handles . 

7 hay-cutters 
20 hammers, chipping 
20 " claw 
251 hooks, hose tower 

29 " manure 
54 jacks, iron 
35 " wooden . 
3 knives (draw) . 
54 measures, wooden 
125 mop yarns 
117 " sticks . 

I phillister . 

30 picks 

8 pinch-bars 
3 rasps (wood) 

12 rakes 
134 shovels . 
54 " stove . 
29 sieves 
51 saws and saw-horses 

II saws (hand) 
75 squillgees 
38 vises 

300 washers (hose) 
261 wrenches, engine 
124 " hydrant 

83 " screw 

17 " reservoir 

1 weight (horse) . 



$816 00 


18 


00 


50 


00 


19 


00 


2 


00 


14 


00 


40 


00 


15 


00 


40 


00 


23 


00 


7 


00 


63 


00 


12 


00 


14 


00 


5 


00 


1 


00 


70 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


60 


00 


14 


00 


189 


00 


105 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


37 


00 


6 


00 


2 


00 


30 


00 


12 


00 


2 


00 


12 


00 


134 


00 


10 


00 


15 


00 


62 


00 


8 


00 


36 


00 


190 


00 


6 


00 


131 


00 


47 


00 


75 


00 


68 


00 


1 


00 



},510 00 



Fire Commissioneks' Eepokt. 



237 



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 lire-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 engines .... 50 00 

In store-house, small supplies . . . 3,012 00 
Stock and tools, apparatus repair shop . . 5,518 00 
" " hose and harness shop . . 1,799 00 
Property in store-room of Engine House No. 
4 ; Hose House No. 7 ; Reservoir on Derne 
street, and at Engine House No. 29, Brigh- 
ton District, at a valuation of about . . 350 00 

$16,077 00 



Recapitulation. 



Apparatus . 

Horses and harness 

Furniture 

Bedding 

Tools . 

Miscellaneous 



$246,357 00 

50,219 00 

13,419 00 

8,639 00 

2,510 00 

16,077 00 



Total 



. $337,221 00 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1, 1879, TO APRIL 30, 1880. 



Salaries 

Repairs of Apparatus . . . . 

Repairs of Houses 

New Hose 

Repaii-s of Hose 

Fuel for Houses and Eugioes 

Gas 

Printing, Stationery, etc. . . 
Furniture, Bedding, etc. . . . 

Washing 

Small Supplies 

Horses 

Hay, Grain, etc 

Horse.shoeiug 

Horse-hire, etc 

Tools and Hardware .... 
Harness and Repairs .... 



Oils 



Hats, Badges, etc . 

Ladders, Rakes, etc 

Reservoirs and Hydrants .... 

Extra Service 

Tools for Repair Shop 

New Apparatus 

Contingencies 

Water for Houses and Boat . , . 
Water for Hydrants and Reservoir; 
Care of Hydrants and Reservoirs 



Totals $161,868 60 



1,440 J 
76,140 I 
60,760 I 



D,822 99 
928 53 
160 75 
18 76 
39 00 
288 37 
170 91 
54 57 
61 81 
179 67 
61 69 



822 37 
249 25 
52 50 
4 20 
131 10 



83 00 
26 '37 



$30,393 26 
831 63 
171 25 
70 76 
62 88 
118 87 
440 83 
162 08 
68 44 
191 29 



944 34 

240 25 

3 00 

8 66 

106 93 



191 32 
4 Oil 



870 46 
78 59 
!,300 11 
53 00 
374 32 
154 00 
76 34 
108 22 
182 68 
166 60 
226 00 
889 97 
245 00 



65 64 
10 14 
17 75 



591 42 
12 77 



$34,104 73 $34,599 68 $36,347 83 $36,811 37 $35,469 67 



29,772 99 
860 78 
148 82 
712 60 
89 26 
1,259 26 
518 60 
96 37 



191 69 
74 36 
460 00 
1,246 67 
265 26 
187 86 



182 45 
46 64 



376 04 
43 00 
112 50 
186 55 



$29,9S0 85 
1,066 16 
389 84 
204 70 
77 25 
.521 98 
204 63 
57 48 
57 77 
182 69 



1,394 82 
209 60 
29 70 

236 97 
114 61 
49 12 
260 00 



30,085 82 
769 60 
334 16 
32 88 
41 00 
262 90 
213 90 
126 71 
16 60 
173 88 
82 22 
026 00 
1,023 00 
251 26 
31 00 
47 00 
65 70 



29,826 06 
771 64 
238 67 
95 OO 
61 75 
523 46 
707 61 
48 73 
11 00 
190 50 
369 08 
200 00 
1,608 50 
362 31 
29 00 
23 24 
284 15 
1 08 



42 00 
139 23 



81 10 
624 52 
242 16 
313 19 

19 00 
183 15 

96 29 
300 00 



65 70 
6 60 
45 60 
12 32 
131 70 



30,115 83 

948 57 
98 63 
344 48 
77 39 
466 19 
203 20 
34 30 
162 04 
172 68 
175 93 
1,830 00 
1,486 39 
255 18 

12 75 

13 38 
121 04 

32 62 
438 75 

10 00 

129 10 

11 39 
170 00 

31 00 



Transfers 
from repairs 
of Apparatus. 



*3,064 99 
1,301 15 



$359,439 61 

7,810 84 

3,650 78 

4,288 ■» 

954 OJ 

4,908 04 

3,844 97 

1,266 03 

660 22 

2,266 93 

1.412 61 

8,005 00 

13,136 89 

3,189 62 

529 33 

113 76 

1,690 22 

411 85 

921 31 

270 00 

60 42 

2,580 3« 

616 96 

324 60 

995 47 

1,440 60 

76,140 00 

50,760 00 



* Not including $2,181.33 transferred to other appropriations Fire Dcpartraeut. 

'■ " 883 66 " " Fire Alarms' and Bells and Clocks. 

f Including coal for Engine Heaters. 

INCOME. 

Fire Deparlmem and Fire Alarm $2,224 08 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH AND BELLS AND CLOCKS FROM MAY 1, 1879, TO APRIL 30 1880. 



Kire-AIarm Telegraph. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


Marcb. 


April. 


Total. 


Salaries 


$1,119 42 
2 60 


$1,095 37 
2 60 

58 CD 

9 on 



6 60 

10 37 
19 63 
2 78 
15 20 


$1,119 42 

2 60 

98 40 

3 60 
7 75 
6 36 

10 87 
29 18 

13 28 
1 13 
3 80 

17 62 


$1,092 17 

2 50 

89 25 

6 00 
12 28 
17 00 

6 00 
17 76 

3 44 
U 76 


$1,114 17 

121 61 

10 25 

1 26 

23 60 

11 69 

,8 51 

2 66 
8 00 


$1,114 42 

120 45 
94 50 

8 00 
119 28 

4 76 

21 99 

2 69 
17 63 


$1,086 17 
6 00 
46 03 

86 63 
20 00 
6 00 

5 42 

33 10 
3 25 

6 19 
2 94 

23 10 


$1,119 42 

68 25 

6 60 
15 98 

1 10 

3 31 
8 00 


$1,091 17 

2 50 
188 01 

46 50 
18 25 
6 00 

10 00 

3 88 

3 19 

615 70 


$986 79 

178 93 
237 16 

15 00 

8 90 

9 53 
2 25 
4 66 

11 75 


$997 75 
16 00 

47 25 

7 62 
46 09 

16 34 

2 76 

8 00 


$982 83 

2 50 
125 71 
902 74 

67 00 

6 00 
227 82 
17 80 
48 90 
11 82 
79 24 
16 54 

3 64 
3 31 

16 96 
763 22 
































2 00 
27 36 






456 43 






3 00 


130 26 
11 82 








5 20 


135 83 
41 36 






5 06 
8 00 


















$1,172 54 


$1,219 42 


$1,309 91 


$1,260 15 


$1,301 45 


$1,503 71 


$1,327 83 


$1,221 66 


$1,884 20 


$1,454 86 


$1,139 80 


$3,276 03 









Bells and Clocks. 


May. 


June. 


July. . 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Total. 




$37 60 




$8 76 


$37 60 
10 00 
4 75 


3 20 


$33 75 


$12 50 

3 33 

600 00 


2 80 


$26 00 



2 63 


$39 47 

4 28 
3 67 




$33 75 
- 120 44 


$228 22 




10 00 




4 76 


17 11 




12 10 






6il0 00 






120 44 










$42 25 




$8 76 


$52 25 


$3 20 


$33 76 


$615 83 


$2 80 


$27 53 


' $47 32 




$154 19 


$887 87 







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