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NINTH ANNUAL KEPORT 



Board of Fire Commissioners, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1882. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 

1882. 







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[Document 60 — 1882.] 






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NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1882. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, May, 1882. 

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

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the provisions of the 
City Ordinance, the Board of Fire Commissioners herewith 
presents its Ninth Annual Report. 

organization. 

Board of Fire Commissioners 

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

John E. Fitzgerald, Chairman, for three years from May, 

1882. Term expires May, 1885. 
Henry W. Longley, for three years from May, 1880. 

Term expires May, 1883. 



II 



City Document No. 60. 



Edward A. White, for three years from May, 1881. 
Term expires May, 1884. 

Salaries, $3,000 each. 

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

Engineers. 

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

Assistant Engineers. 
Joseph Dunbar, Head-quarters, Engine-house 9. 



John Bartlett, 
Wm. H. Cunningham, 
Wm. T. Cheswell, 
John W. Regan, 
George Brown, 
George C. Fernald, 
John Colligan, 
J. Foster He wins, 
James Mouroe, 



H. & 



27. 
25. 

4. 
26. 

1. 

3. 

13. 

18. 

L. house 4. 



Brown S. Flanders, Inspector, Head-quarters, Ap- 
paratus Repair-Shop. 

Call Engineers. 

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

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



B. F. Underbill, Jr., 



Clerks. 



Force. 



David L. Aclamson. 



The force, as now organized, consists of 663 members, 
viz. : — 



Commissioners , 
Clerks . 



Head-quarters. 



Engineers. 
Chief Engineer 

Permanent Assistant Engineers 
Call 



3 
3 
— 6 



1 

10 
2 
— 13 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



hi 



Permanent Force. 



Foremen 






. 25 




Assistant Foremen . 






. 14 




Enginemen 






. 30 




Assistant Enginemen 






. 29 




Hosemen 






. 84 




Laddermen 






. 31 




Chemical Engineman 






1 . 1 




Drivers . 






. 48 




Hostlers . 






2 




Teamster 






1 




Deck Hands — Fire-Boat 






3 






— 


268 


Call Force. 






Foremen . . . . . 


. 34 




Assistant Foremen .... 


2 




Hosemen ..... 


. 204 




Laddermen ..... 


. Ill 






— 


351 


Fire- Alarm. 






Superintendent .... 


1 




Asst. Superintendent and Operator . 


1 




Operators ..... 


3 




Foreman of Construction . 


1 




Repairers and Assistants . 


6 




Battery-man ..... 


1 






— i 


13 


Repair- Shop Employes. 


• 




Foreman apparatus repairs 


1 




Foreman hose and harness repairs 


1 




Machinists 


3 




Painter . 


. 


1 




Blacksmiths 


. . . 


2 




Blacksmith helpers . 


. 


2 




Wheelwright . 


. 


1 




Clerk . . ■ . 




. 


1 





— 12 



. Grand Total 



663 



City Document No. 60. 



Pay-Roll or the Fire Department, 
As established by the Board. 



Chief Engineer 




$3,000 pei 


annum 


Sup't of Fire Alarms and Inspector . 


2,800 


a 


Assistant Engineers 


. 


1,600 


a 


Assistant " call . . . ~ 


300 


a 


Permanent Force. 






Foremen 


at the rate of $1,250 pei 


annum 


Assistant Foremen 


a a 


1,000 


a 


Enginemen 


a a 


1,200 


a 


Assistant Enginemen 


a a 


1,100 


i i 


Hosemen 


i ( it 


1,000 


1 1 


Laddermen 


ti it 


1,000 


1 1 


Chemical Engineman 


it it 


1,000. 


1 1 


Hostlei's 


ti it 


720 


1 1 


Veterinary Surgeon 


tt ti 


1,200 


a 


Chief's Driver 


Fire-Boat. 


720 


a 


Captain 


at the rate of $1,250 pei 


annum 


Mate . 


a it 


1,000 


(( 


Engineman . 


tt a 


1,200 


n 


Assistant Engineman 


tt a 


1,100 


a 


Deck Hands 


a a 

Call Force. 


1,000 


a 


Permanent Foremen 


at the rate of $1,000 per 


annum 


Call 


a a 


300 


cc 


a a 


a a 


225 


It 


Assistant " 


a ti 


225 


ti 


Permanent Drivers 


tt a 


1,000 


a 


Hosemen 


a a 


225 


a 


<< 


a it 


175 


1 1 


Hosemen Chemical Eng 


ine " " 


100 


a 


Laddermen^ . 


(< a 


225 


a 


a 

West 


a a 
Roxbury District 


175 


1 1 


Permanent Foreman . 


at the rate of $1,000 per 


annum 


Call 


a tt 


200 


cc 


Engineman 


a it 


1,200 


a 


Assistant Engineman . 


a a 


1,100 


a 


Drivers 


it tt 


1,000 


a 


Hosemen, Engine Co. 


a a 


150 


a 


" Chemical En 


gine " " 


100 


a 


Driver in charge Chen 


Qical 






Engine . 


ti a 


1,000 


it 


Laddermen 


tt tt 


150 


tt 



Fiee Commissioners' Report. 



Brighton District. 

Permanent Foreman . at the rate of $ 

Engineman . . " " 

Assistant Engineman . " " 
Driver in charge Chemical 

Engine . . . " " 

Driver . . . " " 

Call Foreman . . " " 

Hosemen . . . " " 

Laddermen . . " " 

Fire- Alarm Telegraph 

Superintendent . 
Assistant Superintendent 
Foreman of Construction 
Operators . 
Repairer 
Assistant Repairer 



Battery-man 



1,000 


per annum. 


1,200 


i i 


1,100 


a 


1,000 


a 


1,000 


i i 


150 


i i 


100 


a 


100 


a 


!,300 


oer annum. 


4.50 


per day. 


4.25 


i i 


3.75 


i t 


3.75 , 


< i 


3.00 


a 


2.50 


i i 


2.25 


a 


600 


per annum. 



Fire Districts. 
The city is divided into Ten Fh-e 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 
Summer street, and north of Summer street 
and the N.Y. and N.E. R.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. 



VI 



City Document No. 60. 



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

District 7. — All that part of Boston south of District 5, 
to the centre of Albany-street drawbridge ; 
thence through the centre of Albany, 
Northampton street, Columbus avenue, and 
Chester Park, to Charles river. 

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

District 9. — All that part south of Districts 6 and 7, to 
West Roxbury line, running through the 
centre of Blue Hill avenue, Columbia, 
Green, Bowdoin, Church, and Commercial 
streets, to Dorchester avenue, thence due 
east to the water. 

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



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





Engineer in Command. 


Companies in District. 


District. 


Engines. 


Chem. 
Engines. 


Hook and 
Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 
2 
3 

4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 


Wm. H. Cunningham . . 
Wm.T.Cheswell. . . . 
John W. Regan .... 

George C. Fernald . . . 
J. Foster Hewins .... 


6, *9, 11 

*27 

Tower, 8, *25, F.B 

*4, 6, 10 

7, *26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23 

*13, 14, 29 

12, 17, 21, 24 

16, *18, 19, 20, 28 


1 

2 

3,6 

5 
4,7 


2 
9 
8 
1 

5 

3, Aerial 
11,12 
*4, 7 

6,10 


6 

1, 2, 3, 4 

8 

9, 10, 12 
5 

7 



* Head-quarters of District Engineer. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. vii 



Houses. 

The houses of the department have undergone extensive 
repairs during- the past year, more especially with a view to 
saving time in getting the horses to the pole in case of an 
alarm of fire. For this purpose the stalls have been changed 
so that the horses are in a direct line with the apparatus, and 
close to it. Before the end of the year it is expected that 
every house in the department will have this improved style 
of stall. The work of making the above changes, as well as 
painting and all internal repairs, is done by detailed men 
from the department, and involves only the cost of material, 
thus saving a large amount to the city. Among the houses 
in which improvements were made during the past year were 
the following : — 

City Proper. 

Hook and Ladder 1. The second floor was remodelled 
and fitted up as a dormitory, the sitting-room being removed 
to the third floor. 

Engine 4. The engine-room of this house has had a new 
hard-pine floor and patrol platform and desk, and has been 
newly painted. 

Engine 7. Supplied with a sliding-pole. 

Engine 8. The second floor of this house has been re- 
modelled and fitted up as a dormitory, and supplied with a 
sliding-pole to the main floor. 

Engine 10. The interior of the house has been re- 
painted, the front room of the second floor enlarged, and 
an additional sleeping apartment fitted up on the side of the 
main floor ; a sliding pofe has been also placed in this house, 
— all with a viw to save time in case of an alarm. 

Aerial-Ladder House. A new front door, and general 
repairs inside, painting, etc. 

South Boston. 

Every house of the department in this section of the city 
(except Hook and Ladder 5, which was remodelled last 
year) has had the stalls turned to face the apparatus. The 
houses of Engines 1 and 15 have been painted, and the 
stairs changed. The house formerly occupied by Hose 12 
has been fitted up as an engine-house, repainted, and sup- 
plied with a sliding-pole, and is now made the quarters of 
Engine Co. No. 2. That which was Engine 2's house is 
now occupied by Hose Co. No. 12. The house has been 



vin City Document No. 60. 

repaired, the stalls have been turned to face the front, and a 
sliding-pole furnished. The transfers have given general 
satisfaction, and better protect that section of the city, and 
are more convenient for the accommodation of the respective 
companies. 



East Boston. 

The houses of the department in this section of the city are 
in good condition, and required no repairs during the year, 
except the house of Engine Co. 11, which was whitened, and 
supplied with a sliding-pole. 



Roxbury District. 

The houses in this district were thoroughly repaired and 
painted last year. The houses of Ladders 4 and 12 and En- 
gine 12 were furnished with sliding-poles. The yard of 
Engine 13's house was newly fenced and painted. 



Dorchester District. 

Engine 17. The stalls in this house have been brought 
forward, nearer the wheels of the apparatus, and faced to the 
front. The walls of the main floor have been repainted and 
put in good condition. 

Engine 21. The stalls have been turned to the front, 
the fence in the rear of the house has been replaced by a 
new one, and a sliding-pole has been placed in the house. 

Hook and Ladder 7. This house has been furnished with 
new front doors. It has also been remodelled so that it now 
has a sleeping-room, with three beds, and a sliding-pole lead- 
ing from the bedroom in front of the ladder truck. 

The other houses in this section of the city will be thor- 
oughly repaired during the summer, and the stalls changed 
to face the front where the same can be done. 



West Roxbury District. 

Engine 28. This house, including the front doors, has 
been thoroughly painted. Extensive repairs were made on 
the roof, and the space in front of the house was paved with 
asphalt. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



IX 



During the year the sliding-pole has been introduced into 
fourteen houses of the department, and saves much time, as by 
it the men can drop from their sleeping or recreation rooms 
in front of the apparatus. With the changing of the stalls, 
the introduction of the swinging harness, the sliding-pole, 
and the new quick-ringing electric gongs in the permanent 
houses, the time taken to hitch and get ready to leave quar- 
ters is as quick now as is consistent with safety. It is a rule 
of the department that when any signal for afire on either 
the gong or tapper is received at the quarters of any com- 
pany, every member will immediately report for duty on the 
floor as soon as possible after the first stroke. The horses 
will be hitched up, and the company prepared to leave quar- 
ters upon the word "Go, " to be given by the officer in com- 
mand. During the past year this board, in its inspection of 
the several houses of the department, tested the length of 
time which it took to comply with the foregoing order while 
all the men in the several houses, except the house patrol, 
were in bed, and the result in the permanent houses of the 
department showed an average time of 11|- seconds for each 
house. 

The following property is in charge of the Board of 
Commissioners of the Fire Department : — 

Engine-Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1 . . . 
2 . . . 


Cor. of and Fourth streets 


5,698 
4,000 


Addition "built, 1874. Municipal 
Court, South Boston, and two 
classes Bigelow School in this 
building. 


3 . . . 


Bristol st. and Harrison ave. 


4,000 


H. & L. No. 3 in this building. 


4 . . . 




6,098 


Chemical Engine No. 1 and Lan- 
cers' Armory in this building. 


5 . . . 




1,647 




6 . . . 




1,372 
1,893 

2,568 




7 . . . 






8 . . . 






9 . . . 




4,000 




10 . . . 




1,886 




11 . . . 




4,010 


Remodelled, 1870. Hook & Ladder 
No. 2 in this building. 


12 . . . 




7,161 


Formerly occupied by H. &L.No.4. 


13 . . . 




4,305 


Remodelled, 1870. 


14 . . . 




5,627 




15 . . . 




2,843 




16 . . . 


River at., Dorchester Dist. . 


12,736 


H. &L. No. 6 in this building. 



City Document No. 60. 



Engine-Houses. — Continued. 





Location. 


No . of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


17 . . . 


Heeting-House Hill, Dor- 
chester Dist. 




Old Engine-house on this lot. 


18 . . . 


Harvard street, " 


10,225 


, 


19 . . . 


Norfolk street, " 


7,683 




20 . . . 


Walnut street, " 


9,000 




21 . . . 


Boston street, " 


9,355 




22 . . . 




4,463 




23 . . . 


Northampton street .... 


3,445 




24 . . . 


Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. 


4,186 




25 . . . 




4,175 


H. & L. No. 8 in this building. 


26 . . . 




6,385 




27 . . . 


Elm st., Charlestown Dist. 


2,600 




28 . . . 


Centre St., W. Roxbury Dist. 


10,377 


H. & L. No. 10 in this building. 


29 . . . 


Chestnut-Hill ave., Brighton 


14,356 


H. & L. No. 11 in this building. 




Poplar st., eor. Washington, 


14,729 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 4. 




Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . 


3,848 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 5. 




Harvard ave., near Cambridge 


6,112 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 6. 




Mt. Vernon street, West 


16,275 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 7. 




Centre St., near Highland sta- 
tion, West Roxbury Dist. . 


1,6S2 





Hose-Houses. 





Location. 


No of feet 
in Lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 2 . . . 
3 . . . 


Main st., Charlestown 


Dist. . 


1,592 
5,230 

889 
1,346 
4,350 
3,918 
1,804 
1,610 
3,101 

5,400 

3,412 


Armory in building. 


4 . . . 

5 . '. . 


Bunker Hill street, cor. Tufts 
St., Charlestown Dist. . . . 


6 . . . 






7 . . . 




H. & L. No. 12 in this building. 


8 . . . 




9 . . . 






10 . . . 
12 . . . 


Washington Village .... 






Cor. Longwood and 


Brook- 


Occupied byChemical Eugine No.3. 

Occupied byChemicnl Engine No. 2 
Ward-room No. 11 in this building. 













Fire Commissioners' Report. 
Hook and Ladder Houses. 



XI 



No. 1 . . 

4 . . 

5 . . 
7 . . 



Location. 



Friend street 

Dudley street 

Fourth street 

Meeting-House Hill . . . 
Main street, Charlestown 
Harrison avenue .... 

Eustis street 



No of feet 
in lot. 



1,676 
3,923 
2,469 

2,430 
3,755 



Formerly occupied by Eng. No. 12. 



Hose No. 1 in this building. 



Formerly occupied by H. & L. No. 
3. Nott used as a repair-6hop. 



Occupied as store-house. 



Fuel-House, Salem street, 417 feet of land. 

Aerial Ladder, Washington street, near Dover, 1,007 feet 

of land. 
Land for repair-shop, cor. of Albany and Bristol sts., 

8,000 feet. 

Apparatus Repair-Shop. 

The work performed in the repair-shop justifies the wisdom 
of its establishment by the Board. The working force con- 
sists of eleven machinists, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, etc., 
and from four to six detailed members of the department, who 
a-e skilled mechanics. The following statement shows some of 
the important repairs done at the shop during the past year, 
from May 1, 1881, to April 30, 1882 :— 

1881. May. Engine No. 7, general repairs and paint; 
Chemical Engine No. 5, general repairs and paint. 

June. Engine No. 6 hose-carriage, repairs on frame, and 
paint ; Relief Engine C, general repairs and paint ; Engine 
No. 17 hose-carriage, repairs on wheels, and paint. 

July. Engine No. 26, new air-chamber; Chemical En- 
gine No. 4, general repairs and paint. 

August. Engine No. 8, general repairs and paint ; Engine 
No. 14, examination and repairs on boiler ; Fire-Boat, gen- 
eral repairs and paint. 

September. Supply Wagon No. 2, general repairs and 
paint; Engine No. 11, repairs on axles; Chemical Engine 
No. 1, general repairs and paint; Fire-Alarm, new wall 
brackets. 

October. Fire-Alarm, new battery zincs; Hook and 
Ladder No. 2, general repairs and paint; Engine No. 23, 



xii City Document No. 60. 

general repairs and paint ; Engine No. 23 hose-carriage, 
new wheels and paint. 

November. Fire Alarm, new battery-clamps, and twenty 
new relays ; Engine No. 14, repairs on boiler, and paint; 
Engine No. 3, repairs on boiler, new wheels, and paint. 

December. Engine No. 4, repairs on axles, and paint ; 
Engine No. 25, new tubes, and paint; Engine No. 28, re- 
pairs on pumps. 

1882. January. Engine No. 25, repairs on boiler; Coal 
Wagon No. 3, general repairs and paint; Relief Engine C, 
general repairs and paint ; Fire- Alarm, new battery coppers. 

February. Engine No. 22, repairs on hose pung ; En- 
gine No. 12, repairs on cylinders ; Chemical Engine No. 3, 
general repairs and paint; Engine No. 27, general repairs 
and paint. 

March. Fire- Alarm, new battery coppers ; Engine No. 2, 
new wheels and paint; Engine No. 19, general repairs and 
paint; Hose No. 9, general repairs and paint. 

April. Engine No. 16, repairs on boiler; Fire-Alarm, 
20 new relays ; Engine No. 22, repairs on pumps; Engine 
No. 24, general repairs and paint; Engine No. 7, general 
repairs. 

During the year the following new apparatus was pur- 
chased : One second-class Amoskeag engine, 3 hose 
wagons, 1 sleigh, 1 pung, 1 open buggy, 1 top buggy, 12 
li-inch shut-off Haley nozzles ; 33 telephone call-bells and a 
Greenleaf water-tower. This last piece of apparatus is a 
valuable addition to the department in case of large fires, 
especially in the upper stories of high buildings. It is a 
portable stand-pipe, carried on a truck, and weighing about 
7,500 lbs. Three sections of pipe are carried on the side of 
the truck, and of such lengths that the water-tower can be 
used at elevations of 29, 36, 43, or 50 feet. It has at the 
end of the highest section a flexible pipe, to which nozzles 
can be attached, 1^, 1^-, If, or 2 inches in diameter ; 
also an elbow-connection at the foot of the pipe, and 7 feet 
of leading hose, 3|- inches in diameter, from the foot of the 
elbow, connecting with a four-way " Siamese," thereby en- 
abling two or three engines to play a powerful stream 
through the tower. The tower is worked from the truck by 
one man. The stand-pipe has a rotary motion, and the 
nozzle attached can be directed perpendicularly or hori- 
zontally, and thus a stream can be thrown in any direction on 
a burning building, and at any angle of elevation. This 
tower has already performed effective service in the depart- 
ment. 

The growing wants of the department need a larger and 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. xiii 

more lightsome repair-shop. It has saved thousands of dol- 
lars yearly since its establishment. A lot of land on the 
corner of Albany and Bristol streets has been set apart for 
a new repair-shop, and it is to be hoped that the erection of 
a suitable building on this site will not be long delayed. 
The plans are in the hands of the City Architect. 

The cost of repairs on apparatus for the se'ven years 
preceding the establishment of this commission, October, 
1873, was $162,000, while the cost of repairs for seven years 
succeeding, and with more than double the apparatus, has 
been only $67,000. This large saving is due to the establish- 
ment of a department repair-shop. 



The cost of maintaining the repair-shop during 

the year was $10,511 00 

Less old material exchanged for new . . 514 37 



Total $9,996 63 



Distributed as follows : — 

Eepair of apparatus ..... $6,862 91 
Fire-alarm telegraph, and bells and clocks . 1,080 08 
Engine-houses, hose and harness-shop . . 1,804 61 
Tools, and small supplies, hydrants and reser- 
voirs 249 03 



Total $9,996 63 



Hose and Harness. 

The cost of repairing hose in the department dur- 
ing the past year has been . . . . $614 50 
Less old material exchanged for new . . 7 50 



$607 00 
Making and repairing harness and fire-hats . 1,766 22 

Total $2,373 22 

The swinging harness is now adapted to 63 horses in the 
department, and in a short time every horse will be supplied 



XIV 



City Document No. 60. 



with this patent, which saves so much time in hitching, and 
the wear and tear of harness. During the year 8,500 feet 
of hose were purchased, and 5,400 feet condemned. The 
; i mount of hose now in use is as follows : — 



Rubber . 


. 12,763 


Cotton . 


. 36,007 


Leather .... 


. 12,016 


Chemical . 


3,267 


Hand 


. 2,295 


Suction ..... 


848 


Total .... 


. 67,196 feet 



Horses. 

The number of horses in the department is 149. During 
the year 6 horses have died, 8 have been exchanged, and 17 
have been purchased. 



Water and Hydrants. 

» 

The total number of hydrants in the city May 1, was 4,461. 
In' addition to these hydrants there are 238 fire reservoirs in 
different sections of the city, that contain from 300 to 500 hogs- 
heads of water, and can be used in an emergency. The num- 
ber of hydrants added during the year is as follows : — 

16 Lowry, 58 Post, 25 Boston, and 34 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and the care 
and maintenance of hydrants was $87,420, or at the rate of 
$20 per hydrant. In view of the fact that the Water De- 
partment is now self-supporting, and the largeness of the 
sum paid for water, entirely out of proportion to the quantity 
consumed, the Board suggests that the amount paid be re- 
duced, or fixed at a stated sum, which shall not be exceeded. 
It would thus lessen the appropriation for this department, and, 
proportionately, the yearly tax levy. 



Fire- Alarm Department. 

The Board submits herewith a summary of the work of 
improvement, construction, and renewal in this department 
during the last year. 

An important change in the system of receiving and trans- 
mitting alarms automatically was made in the month of Sep- 



Fire Commissioners' Report, xv 

tember, 1881, by which an alarm given at any signal-box lo- 
cated within the limits of the city proper is not only regis- 
tered at the central office in City Hall, and indicated on the 
tappers in the department houses through which the circuit 
in use passes, but is transferred to the other city proper cir- 
cuits, giving the same result to all the companies within the 
territory covered by them. In order to obtain this result a 
set of instruments has been placed in the central office and 
connected with the four circuits in such a manner that any 
action on either circuit is instantly transferred to the others. 
The department houses in these circuits have been supplied 
with large, direct action nine-inch gongs, working in local cir- 
cuits, which strike the box signals sufficiently loud to be 
heard by all the men in the houses when the alarms are given. 
The advantage of this system is that an important saving of 
time is gained, as the department covered by the combination 
now receives the alarms direct from the box and as soon as 
the operator at the central office. 

Early in March of the present year work was commenced 
for the. introduction of telephones for the transaction of the 
department business, the first ones being substituted for the 
dial machines, which from long usage had become unreliable 
and nearly unfit for further service. 

The extension of the dial circuits has been carried forward 
and telephones placed in houses not heretofore in communi- 
cation with head-quarters, and at the present time thirty-eight 
stations are established. It is intended to carry this service 
into the remaining houses at an early day, thus practically 
bringing the entire department into direct telephonic commu- 
nication. 

New construction has been carried forward to replace cir- 
cuits which had become nearly worn out. No. 5 circuit, 
covering the North End, is entirely reconstructed ; and No. 6, 
in East Boston, is divided into two independent circuits, for 
greater safety from accidental breaks, and furnished with new 
wire placed on modern structures. Nos. 9 and 10 circuits, in 
Dorchester, have also been rebuilt, and the inside work in the 
houses renewed. 

Two seven- wired iron-armored cables, each 300 feet in 
length, have been laid at the draws of Charlestown and Chel- 
sea bridges, for maintaining the fire-alarm and telephone ser- 
vice in Charlestown and East Boston. 

Special batteries have been prepared and placed in the 
houses of Engines 14 and 23, for the purpose of making tem- 
porary provision for telegraphic fire-alarms in Roxbury in the 
event of the destruction of the central office. 

Twenty-one new boxes have been placed for service during 



XVI 



City Document No. 60. 



the year. Included in this number are several boxes for 
special use. The Boston, Globe, Park, and Howard theatres ; 
the Museum, Music Hall, and Masonic Temple, and the 
stores of li. H. White & Co., and Jordan, Marsh, & Co., and 
also the City Hall, are each supplied with a special box. 

These boxes are placed in position, connected with the fire- 
alarm circuit, and cared for by the department ; but the boxes 
are paid for by the parties for whose special benefit they are 
ordered. The boxes in the various theatres are at the 
prompter's stand, and accessible at all times, thus securing an 
alarm, in case of danger, in the quickest possible space of 
time. On the first, second, and third alarms from the theatre 
boxes, extra apparatus responds. The number of fire-alarm 
boxes at present in use throughout the city is three hundred 
and eleven. The amount of material necessary to do the 
work mentioned in this report and to replace old wire and 
poles was as follows : — 



No. 9 galvanized iron wire 


40 miles 


Kerite insulated wire 


. 2,700 feet 


Cotton insulated wire 


200 lbs. 


New poles set 


69 


Old poles set 


22 


Lumber .... 


'. 6,288 feet 


Iron work, lag screws, etc. 


. 5,000 lbs. 


Glass insulators 


3,000 


Hook insulators 


100 



A new glass case has been ordered for the striking machine, 
to protect it against dust and moisture ; and bids have been 
received for a switch-board of enlarged dimension and with 
all modern improvements. These additions to the machinery 
of the fire-alarm office will complete the change from the old 
to a complete set of new machines. All this has been done 
without any extraordinary appropriation, and within the past 
two years. 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



xvii 



Cost. 

Fire Alarm Department. 



Tears. 


No. of 
Men. 


No. of 

fire-boxes 
in use. 


Miles of 
wire oper- 
ated and 
cared for. 


Cost. 


" 1868, " 1869 

1870, " 1871 

1872, " 1873 

* " 1873, " 1874 


9 to 13 

9 to 18 
9 

10 to 17 

11 to 16 
11 to 16 
10 to 20 


84 
114 
115 
151 
157 
165 
221 


50 
60 
60 
100 
100 
100 
100 


$23,998 67 
140,741 91 
232,837 67 
351,114 02 
42,763 89 
40,507 00 
«51,092 49 


Total 








$283,055 65 











Under Fire Commission. 



April 30, 1874, to May 1, 1875 



1875, 


' 1876 


1876, 


' 1877 


1877, 


1878 


1878, 


1879 


1879, 


1880 


1880, 


1881 


1881, 


1882 



No. of 
Men. 



11 to 12 
9 to 12 

10 
11 
10 
11 

12 to 14 

13 to 15 



No. of 

fire-boxes 

in use. 



224 
235 
244 
266 
270 
277 
286 
311 



Miles of 
wire oper- 
ated and 
cared for. 



200 
225 
250 
250 
250 
250 
250 
260 



$28,101 16 
21,497 61 
B 27,272 35 
18,146 13 
17,772 41 
18,099 68 
20,604 90 
20,724 65 



$172,218 79 



1 Including $18,907.84 for Roxbury Fire-Alarm. 
! " $8,000 royalty for extension in Roxbury. 
1 " $24,893.31, for extending into Dorchester. 
1 " Bells and Clocks. 
' " $5,000 royalty to Gamewell & Co. 

* Previous to November 1, 1873, under Superintendent and Committee. Since that date 
under Fire Commission. 



xviii City Document No. 60. 

Since our last report a large number of electric-light 
wires have been laid along the streets and over houses in the 
city ; and the accidents which have occurred in other cities 
from the careless laying of these wires, and their contact 
with telegraph, telephone, and fire-alarm wires, remind us of 
the necessity for rules governing the laying of such wires. 
In the city of New York the machinery of several fire-alarm 
boxes has been injured by the electric-light current. In view 
of any possible danger in the future to life and property, 
and the probability that these wires will increase in numbers, 
this Board suggests to the City Council the adoption of rules 
to govern the laying of such wires. 

The underground system of carrying wires is now being 
thoroughly discussed, and in a fair way of being solved at no 
distant day. Whatever system is adopted should be one 
that will include all companies, give fair play to all, and dis- 
criminate against none, with the right of free passage to the 
fire-alarm wires. The numerous hearings before the Com- 
mittee on Paving and the Committee on Ordinances in re- 
lation to this subject have given members of the government 
an idea of the difficulties to be encountered in accomplishing 
this desirable result. However, this is certain, that, even if 
wires are laid underground, it will take some years thereafter 
to get rid of the unsightly poles which now disfigure our 
streets, as those must be allowed to remain until the under- 
ground system becomes an assured success ; and this can be 
proved only by actual experiment, especially with the tele- 
phone and electric-light wires. The cost of the underground 
system will be at least six times that of the system now in 
vogue. Prof. Cross, of the Institute of Technology, of this city, 
in a very able argument before the Committee on Ordinances 
on this very subject, and especially in relation to telephone 
underground wires, said that in London the cost of one mile 
of tubing, containing fifty telegraph wires, when laid and 
completed, is about $6,200, or $124 per wire per mile. 
Here, considering the increased cost of labor and material, 
it would be double that amount. 

"In Paris, the cost per mile of cable laid in the sewers is 
$972 per mile for a cable of seven wires, and when laid 
underground in iron tubes, the cost of a seven-wired cable is 
$1,267 per mile. 

"In Germany, during the past six years, a most thorough 
system of underground wires has been laid. Each cable con- 
tains seven conductors, which are insulated with the greatest 
care. It is laid in a trench, and covered with condensed 
coal-tar. There are over 2,000 miles of this kind of cable in 
use in Germany, and owned by the Government. The cables 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xix 

are similar to the submarine telegraph cable. The cost of 
the German system in Boston would be for each cable of 
seven conductors, $5,121 per mile." 

It is evident from the foregoing that as this change 
will involve a large expenditure, which means increased 
rates for patrons of the telegraph and telephone, the 
adoption of the underground system must be gradual, 
and the work of continued experiment. The Western 
Union and the American Bell Telephone Company have 
now petitions before the City Council, asking for permis- 
sion to lay wires under the streets for certain distances, 
and thus a beginning is already made in the right direction. 
This matter has been referred to this Board by the City 
Council of 1881, but as it was also before the present City 
Government, through the petitions above referred to, they 
deem it inexpedient, for the present, to carry on the same kind 
of investigation as the Committees on Ordinances and Paving 
are now prosecuting. 

Fires. 

The city during the past year has been exceptionally free 
from large conflagrations, and the lire loss has been nearly 
fifty per cent, less than that of either the two preceding 
years. 

The loss by fire from May 1, 1881, to April 30, 1882, 
with the insurance, was as follows : — 

Losa. Insurance. 

On buildings .... $146,741 $2,514,966 
On contents .... 469,095 2,334,280 



Total $615,836 $4,849,246 

The loss by fire in the entire State, during the year 1881, 
has been $4,312,642. 

No lives were lost at any fire in this city during the year ; and 
yet a holocaust, such as occurred in the World building, New 
York, is as likely to occur any day in this city, owing to the lack 
of adequate fire-escapes in manufacturing establishments and 
workshops, chiefly situated in the upper stories of our large 
buildings in the " burnt district." Over 50,000 persons are 
employed in manufacturing of various kinds in this city, a 
number exceeding that of all the employes of all the factories 
of any one county in the State. The operatives in the cotton 
and woollen factories are, as a rule, well provided with fire- 
escapes ; and the factory buildings, especially those in the 
mutual companies, are well equipped in case of fire, and all 
means are taken to prevent a conflagration ; but the 50,000- 
operatives in this city are principally located in the upper 



xx City Document No. 60. 

stories of our buildings, where little precaution is taken, and 
where the stairway, the only exit in case of fire, is liable to 
be cut off. The difficulties which this department will meet 
with in case of fire in buildings occupied by a large number 
of employes, and where no fire-escapes are located, is that 
the time of our firemen must be devoted to saving life rather 
than property, and in the meantime the fire may get beyond 
their control and a large conflagration may ensue. The in- 
attention which many employers of labor pay to providing their 
help with means of escape in case of danger may be gathered 
from the fact that though this Board, by notice published in 
all the newspapers of the city, and personal service by our 
assistant engineers, requested the owners or occupants of 
manufacturing establishments to furnish ropes where no fire- 
escapes existed, yet very few heeded the request, in some 
instances our engineers being rudely told it was none of their 
business. The adage is true in this case, "that every man 
deems his own sand house secure ; " and so did the owner of 
the World building, until the day of disaster came. The 
Inspector of Buildings was unable to remedy this evil, as the 
law affixed no penalty to the violation of the statute of 1880. 
He could simply order, and they had the power to disobey 
without a penalty, and his authority ended there. The Legis- 
lature of this year, however, has remedied the defect by 
making the penalty in such cases not less than $50 nor more 
than $500. The incendiary and unknown causes of fire foot 
up 187 out of 595 fires during the past year. Below is 
appended the fire losses since the year 1829. These fire losses 
for years preceding 1873 are only approximate, and fall far 
short of the actual losses. An idea of their inaccuracy may 
be gathered from the fact that, during the seven years preced- 
ing 1874, there were over 3,000 fires and returns of loss 
from 1,027 only. There were 100 second, third, or general 
alarms, from which no returns, or only partial ones, of losses 
were made. The losses, as given below, are the most accu- 
rate on hand ; but if 50 per cent, were added to the losses for 
each year previous to 1873, it would be nearer the real fire 
loss in this city. Since the establishment of this commission 
an accurate statement of every loss is given, even down to 
$5, $10, and $15 on still alarms. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xxi 



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



Sept. 1, 1829, to Aug. 
" 1830, 

1831, 

1832, 

1833, 

1834, 

1836, 

1837, 

1838, 
" 1839,. 

1840, 
" 1841, 

1842, 

1843, 

1844, 
" 1845, 
" 1846, 

1847, 
" 1848, 
" 1849, 

1850, 

1851, 
" 1852, 
" 1853, 

1854, 

1855, 
" 1856, 

1857, 
" 1858, 

1859, 

1860, 
" 1861, 
" 1862, 
" 1863, 
" 1864, 
" 1865, 



31, 1830 
1S31 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1837 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851. 
1852, 
1853. 
1854, 
1855. 
1856. 
1857. 
1858. 
1859. 

1860 . 

1861 . 
1862. 
1863. 
1864. 
1865. 



110 
62 
89 
159 
130 
109 
159 
105 
96 
113 
140 
194 
232 
267 
223 
289 
270 
282 
339 
240 
333 
169 
205 
195 
174 
167 
164 
161 
166 
194 
172 
172 
141 
188 
131 
221 



$118,540 
23,620 
68,195 
74,613 
69,405 
107,440 
130,295 
32,118 
140,004 
77,973 
102,975 
102,118 
128,666 
164,083 
234,591 
226,338 
172,993 
222,273 
300,525 
123,660 
386,107 
492,849 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 
1,107,569 
367,429 
858,381 
559,749 
681,554 



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361 047 

287,832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 

318,067 

474,171 



Population. 



61,392 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



192,324 



XXII 



City Document No. 60. 

Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Bept 


1 


,1866 


to Deo 


31 


1S66 


Jan. 


1 


1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 


' 




1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 


« 


1, 


1874 
1874 


to Apr 


130 


,1874 


May 


• 


1875 


" 




1875 


' 




1876 


" 




1876 


' 




1877 


" 




1877 


' 




1878 


" 




1878 


' 




1879 


" 




1879 


' 




1880 


" 




1880 


' 




1881 


" 




1881 


• 




1882 



64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
020 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
568 
571 
731 
595 



15,252 



Losses. 



5408,560 
402,115 
401,106 
437,723 
855,571 
704,329 
,516,549 
,680,953 
941,483 
,228,403 
541,272 
481,354 
516,009 
403,451 
,260,490 
,183,818 
615,836 



$26,516,897 



340. 

314, 

335, 

786 : 

534 

1,298 

2,010 

1,607 

3,677 

3,076 

2,827 

3,803 

3,591 

4,602 

6,543 

4,849 



$47,947,477 



Population. 



250,750 



Total number of actual fires . . . . . ,513 

Confined to one building ..... 445 

Extended to others . . . . . . 14 

Wharves, vessels, grass, etc. .... 54 

Buildings. 

Slightly damaged . . . . . . .263 

Considerably damaged ...... 66 

Totally destroyed 20 

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 foi fires 355 

false lO 

" " " needless 46 

Fires extinguished without alarm 18-t 

Total 595 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



xxiii 



Comparative Cost without and with Water and Hydrant Account. 



Years. 


Fire De- 
partment. 


F. Alarm 
Bells and 
Clocks. 


Engine- 
houses. 

$26,829 98 
16,024 35 
28,778 37 


Total. 

$409,113 50 
587,460 25 
590,400 13 


Water 
and Hy- 
drants. 


Total. 

$468,843 50 
661,842 25 
671,511 13 


Alarms. 

M w 

361 188 
389 251 
434 246 




U871-2 
18T2-3 

1873-4 


$339,519 63 
530,928 90 
510,529 29 


$42,763 89 
40,507 50 
51,092 49 


$59,730 
74.3S2 
81,111 


549 
640 
680 



21874-5 
1875-6 
1876-7 
1877-8 
1878-9 
1879-80 
1880-81 
1881-82 



503,431 63 
460,295 49 
443,514 04 
427,726 40 
419,933 32 
418,034 65 
444,654 21 
432,658 53 



35,258 25 


24,698 39 


30,267 97 


20,627 38 


19,427 11 


1S.959 33 


22,527 59 


22,411 47 



14,099 


25 


6,668 43 


3,950 


81 


4,200 


59 


4,793 74 


3,550 


78 


3,638 


97 


4,558 


68 



548,155 41 


95,232 


491,662 31 


103,980 


477,732 82 


116,550 


452,554 37 


120,930 


444,154 17 


124,230 


440,544 76 


126,900 


470,820 77 


128,940 


479,628 68 


87,420 



643,387 41 
595,642 31 
594,282 82 
573,484 37 
568,384 1 
567,444 76 
599,760 77 
567,048 68 



458 


244 


343 


140 


302 


207 


329 


185 


366 


197 


377 


194 


474 


257 


411 


184 



702 

48rt 

509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 



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

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

The following table shows the number of dwellings, hotels, 
etc. Taxable valuation and loss by fire : — 



Yeab. 


5> 






3 
O 




a 


W 
>> 


Total Taxable 
Valuation. 


Loss by 
Fire. 




is 


o 

w 


w 


a 


H 


a 


* 




1867 . . . 


19,516 
23,051 
24,181 


55 










$444,946,100 


$402,115 


1868 . . . 












493,573,700 


401,106 


1869 . . . 


59 


2,453 


1,327 


602 




549,511,600 


437,723 


1870 . . . 


27,457 


73 


2,670 


2,690 


460 




584,089,400 


855,571 


1871 . . . 


28,8S0 
29,736 




2,661 
2,398 


2,811 






612,663,550 


704,329 


1872 . . . 


70 


2,645 


734 




682,724,300 


1,516,549 


1873 . . . 


30,461 


73 


1,284 


1,727 


734 




693,831,400 


2,680,953 


1874 . . . 


39,106 


72 


2,778 


2,764 


446 


21 


798,755,050 


941,483 


1875 . . • 


39,707 


74 


2,669 


3,262 


398 


27 


793,961,895 


1,228,403 


1876 . . . 


39,804 


100 


2,915 


4,274 


172 


57 


748,996,210 


541,272 


1877 . . . 


39,170 


111 


3,172 


4,476 


132 


89 


686,840,586 


481,354 


1878 . . . 


41,467 


120 


3,074 


4,360 


146 


80 


630,446,866 


516,009 


1879 . . . 


41,652 


88 


3,319 


4,258 


139 


114 


613,322,692 


403,451 


1880 . . . 


41,975 


75 


3,254 


4,653 


194 


136 


639,462,495 


1,260,490 


1881 . . . 


41,903 


70 


2,994 


4,622 


170 


147 


665,554,597 


1,183,818 



* Not including property exempt from taxation at an estimated annual value of $60,000,000. 



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Showing the different Causes of Fires and Alarms, from 
May 1, 1881, to April 30, 1882. 



Alarms, accidental, automatic . 








7 


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38 


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4 


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Fireworks 








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Deaths. 
P. J. Farley, Eng. Co. No. 6, Oct. 31, 1881, Perm't force. 
Lewis Briggs, Eng. Co. No. 20, Jan. 15, 1882, " 
Wm. Norris, Eng. Co. No. 7, Feb. 20, 1882, 
Chandler Griffin, Eng. Co. No. 4, Apr. 16, 1882, " 
Rob't J. Tasren, Hose Co. No. 9, Jan. 28, 1882, Call 
Alex'rN. Allen, Eng. Co. No. 15, Feb. 25, 1882, " 



Discharges and Dismissals. 
Honorably discharged — Permanent force . 
" Call force . 

Dismissals for cause — Permanent force 
" Call force 



Total discharges and dismissals 



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Appointments. 
Appointments — Permanent force . . . 18 

Call force 42 

Of the appointments in the Permanent force 5 were trans- 
fers from the Call force. 



xxxiv City Document No. 60. 

Transfers. 

Transfers — Permanent force ..... 34 

" Call force 4 

" from Call to Permanent force ... 5 

" " Permanent to Call force . . . 1 

Promotion. 

Promotions — Permanent force . . . .22 

" Call force 3 

Reductions. 

Reductions — Permanent force ..... 1 

" Call force 3 



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The Police. 

The Board begs to note the promptness and efficiency of 
the Police Department at fires, and the great aid which they 
render on those occasions by keeping the space in front of 
burning buildings free from outsiders. On them almost 
wholly depend the detection of fire in its early stages in the 
business section of the city between the hours of 7 P.M. and 
7 A.M., and the giving of alarms for fire in that locality 
during' the hours mentioned. 



Protective Department. 

The promptness and efficiency of this department have been 
the means of materially lessening the losses at fires during 
the year, and saving to property owners a large amount of 
goods which otherwise would be damaged by water. This 
corps, which consists of two companies, is maintained by the 
Board of Fire Underwriters of this city. 



The Firemen's Kelief Fund. 

The Mayor and Board of Fire Commissioners, trustees of 
the Boston Firemen's Relief Fund, have now entrusted to 
them the sum of $26,768.65, of which $24,000 are invested 
in bonds of the City of Boston. During the year ending 
Dec. 31, 1881, the sum of $3,353.95 has been distributed 
among our sick firemen. The greater part of the money in 
trust comes from the Annual Ball of the department, which 
netted this year the sum of $10,354.46. Several citizens 
have also sent generous donations to this fund. 

JOHN E. FITZGERALD, ) 

HENRY W. LONGLEY, i Fire Commissioners. 

EDWARD A. WHITE, S 



APPENDIX. 



The following tables show the location of the several pieces 
of apparatus in service or reserve, together with the name of 
the builder and when put in service ; also a statement of the 
hydrants and reservoirs in use, and the fires and alarms from 
May 1, 1881, to April 30, 1882, 



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Sleighs and Pungs. 



There are 8 sleighs, and 45 pungs in use by the depart- 
ment, — 40 for carrying hose, 2 for jobbing, and 2 for Fire- 
Alarm Department, and 1 spare. 

The Engines, Hose, Hats, Axes, Ladders, Canvas Fire 
Escapes, and all the other apparatus used by the Fire De- 
partment, 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 in Hose-house No. 3, Charlestown. 

No. 3 is located on Oi'leans street, East Boston. From 
this house, in case of fire, supplies are taken for the East 
Boston Department. 

No. 4. Coal depot at 18 and 20 Mt. Washington ave. 

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. 

No. 17. Kept at Hose-house No. 8. 

Hay caravan, kept at Hose-house No. 8. 

Spare Apparatus. 

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

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

One hose carriage, with 650 feet of 2^-inch hose, Engine- 
house No. 4, Bulfinch street ; to be used in case 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. 



Appendix. 9 

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



Reservoirs 



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



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Hydrants. 

During the year 129 Hydrants have been established and 
54 abandoned, as follows : — 




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Total Number of Hydrants, May 1, 1882. 





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FIEES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1st, iggi, TO. APKIL 30™, 1882. 



MAY. 

Sunday, 1st, 0-51 A.M. Still. 
No. 51 Portland st. Owned by Chas. Hubbard; loss, $10; occupied by 
C. McAlroy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 1st, 9-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 134 Athens st. Owned by C. E. Williams; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. H. Welch, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 11 A.M. Box 236. 
No. 238 Cabot st. Owned by C. J. Bishop ; occupied by M. Sheene tt als., 
as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 1st, 2-13 P.M. Box 46. 
No. 65 Oliver st. Owned by Franklin King; occupied by May, Nash, & 
Winslow, as paints and oils; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Sunday, 1st, 3-35' P.M. Still. 
No. 299 Chelsea st. Owned by East Boston Savings Bank; occupied by 
W. H. Moir, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, lighted 
cigar dropped in clothing. 

Sunday, 1st, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Tufts st. Owned by Mr. Peck; occupied by Mrs. Connelly, as 
dwelling; loss $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Sunday, 1st, 7-23 P.M. Box 63. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 1st, 9-11 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 414 No. Charles st. Owned by C. B. Wood; loss, $799; insurance, 
$2,600; occupied by Proctor Bros., as hay and grain store; loss, $2,429; insur- 
ance, $3,100; originated in hay-shed; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, ll-15h A.M. Box 161. 

Grand Junction Wharf, on board the lighter " Elm." Owned by Bos- 
ton Tow Boat Co. ; loaded with cotton consigned to Liverpool, England; loss, 
$100 ; originated in cotton ; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Remarks. — No damage to lighter. 

Monday, 2d, 2-10 P.M. Box 532. 
Bourne st. Owned by North-End Mission ; occupied by same, as stable ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 



12 City Document No. 60. 

Monday, 2d, 8-52 P.M. Box 119. 
No. 409 Federal st. Owned by G. W. & F. Smith; loss, $40; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Smith Iron Co., as manufactory; insurance, $15,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-48 A.M. Still. 
Union Park st. Owned by Morse heirs ; loss, $40; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by E. Otis, as hotel; loss, $150; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-54 A.M. Box 7. 
No. 14 Poplar st. Owned by P. Smith; loss, $154; insurance, $5,000; oc- 
cupied by P. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $500; H. M. Cunning- 
ham, hair-worker; loss, $3,000; insurance, $3,500; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, carelessness. 

Tuesday, 3d, 2-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 67 A st. Owned by Mrs. Wm. Cole; loss, $20; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by James Murphy, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, chil- 
dren playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-20 A. M. Still. 
No. 338 Main st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Miss Ten Brock et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-45h A.M. Box 527. 
Childs st. Owned by M. Glennon; occupied by M. Glennon et als., as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, wood in stove oven igniting. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-57 P.M., 7-05 P.M., 7-17 P.M. Box 47. 
Nos. 409 to 413 Atlantic ave. Owned by Franklin King; loss, $7,729; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by M. A. Eing & Co., as paper stock, etc.; 
loss, $3,726; insurance, $5,000; J. & M. Collins, as paper stock, etc. ; loss, 
$1,057; insurance, $2,000; Buckman & Dow, as inner soles, etc.; loss, 
$4,033; insurance, $9,820; George Gill, as currier; loss, $3,050; insurance, 
$8,000; Nash, Spaulding, & Co., as storage; loss, $7,622; insurance, 
$15,000; E. & F. King & Co. et als., as storage; loss, $1,575; insurance, 
$63,341; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-35 P.M. Box 451. 

No. 78 Lexington st. Owned by F. Ivers; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
F. Ivers, as dwelling; loss, $4; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 8-5 5£ P.M. Box 9. 
No. 5 North Ferry ave. Owned by Martha B. Hooper; loss, $416; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Frank Curtis, as saloon; loss, $27; insurance, 
800; T. Kenney et als., as dwellings; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor; ex- 
tended to entire block ; cause, drunken brawlers breaking lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 9 P.M. Still. 
East Eagle st. Originated in shavings on vacant land; cause, set by 
boys. 

Saturday, 7th, 5-38 P.M. Box 92. 
B. & A. R.R. track. Owned by B. & A. Railroad; loss, $10; insurance, 
$10; occupied by B. & Albany Railroad, as lumber car; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $75 ; originated in car ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 7th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
B. & A. R.R. track. Owned by B. & A. R.R. ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$100; occupied by Lamb & Weston, as lumber; loss, $30; insurance, 
$4,500; originated in shed ; cause, incendiary. 



Appendix. 13 

Sunday, 8th, 11-24 A.M. Still. . 
No. 5£ Dock so.. Needless alarm ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 8th, 1-53 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 53 Beverly st. Needless alarm ; cause, overheated journal. 

Sunday, 8th, 5-28 P.M., 5-30h P.M. Box 4. 
Canal st. Owned by Boston & Maine Railroad; loss, $1,900; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by P. Edgerly & Co. et als., as hay-shed; loss, $3,608; 
insurance, $6,100; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 9th, 0-49 P.M. Box 6. 
Brighton st. Originated in street ; cause, children opening valve to boiler 
of tar. 

Monday, 9th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 
B. & A. Railroad fence. Owned by B. & A. R.R. et als.; loss, $5; orig- 
inated in grass ; extended to fence ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Monday, 9th, 8-04 P.M. Box 31. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Tuesday, 10th, 0-27 P.M. Box 6. 

Needless alarm; smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 10th, 3-08 P.M. Still. 

Border st. Owned by Jenkins heirs ; unoccupied sheds ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-23 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 28 Kneeland st. " Owned by Samuel Rice; loss, $20; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by C. Bennett et als., pictures, frames, etc.; insurance, 
$800; originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 12th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 170 Oliver st. Owned by Bartlett estate ; occupied by Mellen, Bray, 
& Co., as store; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective furnace setting. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-15 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 33 Hawkins st. Owned by Bancroft heirs ; occupied by Boston Ore 
Milling Company, as refinery ; originated in basement; cause, wood in oven 
taking fire. 

Thursday, 12th, 2-05, 2-10, 2-15h P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 28 to 32 Charlestown st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid estate; loss, 
$0,015; insurance, $10,000; occupied by J. Mulliken & Co., oils, etc.; loss, 
$2,016; insurance, $3,000; Goodnow & Wightman, machinists; loss, $979 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; Merritt& Jarvis, masons ; loss, $50; A. B. Franklin & Co., 
steam-heaters; loss, $1,656; insurance, $2,000; S. P. Langmaid & Co., 
sashes, blinds, etc. ; loss, $6,900; insurance, $8,000; building considerably 
damaged. 

Nos. 34 to 39 Charlestown st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid estate ; loss, 
$194; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Holmes, Blanchard, & Co., ma- 
chinists; loss, $2,510; insurance, $5,000; William Egan, tinsmith; loss, 
$50; insurance, $600; Warren, Haskell & Co., machinists; loss, $80; insur- 
ance, $8,000; John Daly, machinist; loss, $12; insurance, $1,000; James 
Crowther, machinist; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; building slightly dam- 
aged. 

No. 24 Charlestown st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by J. S. Ambrose, leather; loss, $274; insurance, 
$5,000; N. S. Dickey, storage; loss, $100; insurance, $5,000; building 
slightly damaged. 

No. 2 Stillman place. Owned and occupied by Thomas Botto, dwelling; 
loss, $7 ; insurance, $2,000 ; slight damage. 



14 City Document No. 60. 

No. 3 Stillman place. Owned and occupied by Mrs. C. Lavezzolo, dwell- 
ing; loss, §15; insurance, $1,500; slight damage. 

No. 4 Stillman place. Owned and occupied by A. Ghiradello, dwelling; 
loss, $50; insurance, $2,000; damage slight. 

No. 5 Stillman place. Owned and occupied by B. Guimiasso, dwelling; 
loss, $*5 ; insurance, $2,000 ; damage slight. 

Originated in basement of No. 32 Charlestown st. ; extended to adjoining 
buildings, Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 Stillman pi. ; cause, breaking of lamp. 

Thursday, 12th, 11-45 P.M. Box 38. 
T wharf. Owned by Martin Brimmer; occupied by B. S. Snow & Co., as 
fish-dealers; originated on second floor; cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

Friday, 13th, 1-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 110 Dorchester ave. (Rear). Owned by Thacher estate ; loss, $5; 
unoccupied water-closet ; originated inside ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 14th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
Brookline ate. Grass fire ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-11 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 19 Summer st. Owned by I>. W. Salisbury; loss, $210; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by M. Strecker et als., as fancy goods, etc.; loss, $50; 
insurance, $9,800; originated on 4th floor; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 15th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 214 and 216 Purchase st. Owned by E. R. Mudge ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Nichols, Frost, & Co. r as leather dealers; loss, $234; in- 
surance, $10,000; originated in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 16th, 4-44 A.M. Box 91. 
Brighton ave., Griggs' wharf. Occupied by Holmes Brothers as wharf; 
originated on the wharf; cause, slacking of lime. 

Monday, 16th, 3-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 311 Columbus ave. Owned by Miss Jennie Kimball; occupied by T. 
Flaherty, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, dropping lighted 
match in rubbish. 

Monday, 16th, 8-59h P.M. Box 231. 
No. 1014 Harrison ave. Owned by McCarty heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. McCarty, as grocer; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 17th, 3-10 P.M. Box 232. 
No. 231 Dudley st. Owned by Lowell Savings Bank ; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by C. E. Streeter et als., as hotel; loss, $50; originated on 
5th floor ; cause, dropping lighted match in clothing. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-01 P.M. Box 221. 
No. 1279 Tremont st. Owned by Win. Goldsmith; occupied by several 
families, as dwellings; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chimney taking 
fire. 

Friday, 20th, 8-43 A.M. Box 416. 
No. 29 Pleasant st. Owned by Mrs. Eldredge ; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by John Weild, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, up- 
setting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 20th, 8-36 P.M. Box 152. 
No. 139 Everett st. Owned by James Collins ; occupied by John 
Hourian, as dwelling; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney taking 
fire. 



Appendix. 1 5 

Saturday, 21st, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 140 E. Dover ST. Owned by Nathaniel Curtis ; occupied by Dennis 
Cronin et als., as junk store, etc. ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor : 
cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 193 North st. Owned by C. W. Clapp ; occupied by T. Nolan, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Monday, 23d, 9-12 A. 31. Still. 

No. 45 Maverick st. Owned by McMahan heirs ; occupied by John 
Haley et als., as store and dwelling; originated in straw in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 11-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 54 High st. Occupied by Rose, Mc Alpine, & Co., hides and leather; 
originated in basement ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 25th, 7-25 A.M. Still. 
Federal st., Wales' wharf; owned by Sewell Maddox ; occupied by 
Cool & Burgess, as freighter; loss, $600; originated in the hold; cause, 
slacking of lime. 

Wednesday, 25th, 0-40 P.M. Box 518. 
Oak place. Owned by R. Scott; occupied by S. M. Soudheim, as dwell- 
ing; originated on first floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 

West First st. Originated in pile of rubbish in street ; cause, set by 
boys. 

Friday, 27th, 5-48 P.M. Box 234. 

No. 2 Jartis place. Owned by S. L. Fisk; loss, $25; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by S. L. Fisk, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
child playing with matches. ■ 

Friday, 27th, 10-02 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 209 W. Newton st. Owned by William Libby ; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by William Libby, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 28th, 6-33 P. M. Box 62. 
No. 249 Pleasant st. Owned by J. PfafT heirs ; loss, $76; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by S. W. Eldridge & Co., as hotel; loss, $100; insurance, 
$5,300; originated on 1st floor; extended to 3d floor; cause, overheated 
broiler. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-32 P.M. Box 567. 
Lincoln st. Owned by Mrs. John Denver; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Samuel Reeves, as dwelling; loss, $5 ;. originated on 1st floor; 
cause, bursting of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 29th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 100 High st. Owned by J. B. Moore; loss, $10; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by Geo. F. Clark, as leathers; originated in basement; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Monday, 30th, 3-08 P.M. Box 519. 
Union ave. Originated in pile of rubbish in yard ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 8-10 P. M. Box 146. 

O ST., near Seventh st. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. ; loss, $495; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Power, as storage for cotton; loss, $6,965; 
insurance, $17,500; P. Coyne, as storage for boats; originated in main build- 
ing ; extended to ell ; cause, struck by lightning. 



16 City Document No. 60. 

Tuesday, 31st, 0-57 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 21 Tyler st. Owned by E. J. Gallagher; loss, $30; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by E. J. Gallagher, as lodging-house ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in attic ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 31st, 11-55 A.M. Box 249. 
Halloch: st. Owned by Edward McGuckian ; insurance, $1,100; occu- 
pied by James Burns, as dwelling-house ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
extended to roof; cause, sparks from stove. x 

Tuesday, 31st, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Cottage place. Owned by H. Goldsmith; loss, $10; insurance, 
$800; occupied by T. Mulowney et als., as dwelling; loss, $30; originated 
on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



JUNE. 



Friday, 3d, 0-39 A.M., 0-59 A.M. Box 182. 
No. 141 Sumner st. , Owned by Hill & Wright ; loss, $1,179; insurance, 
$■4,000; occupied by Wm. Waters, Jr., as plumber; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$1,000; Hill & Wright, as coopers; loss, $2,831; insurance, $4,000; origi- 
nated in No. 141 ; extended to No. 143, entire building ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-59 A.M. Still. 
No. 25 Auburn st. Owned by Peter Smith ; occupied by Mrs. Welch et 
als., as tenements ; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot in chimney. 

Wednesday, 8th, 5-21 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 249 Pleasant st. Owned by J. Pfaff heirs ; loss, $97 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Eldridge & Co., as hotel; loss, $310; insurance, $6,500; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 8th, 10-11 P.M. Box 141. 
Cor. of Richards and Granite sts. Owned by Mills Bros. ; loss, $25; 
insurance, $1,800; occupied by Mills Bros., as coopers ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated in pile of staves ; extended to roof; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 9th, 1-10 P.M. Box 325. 
Greenwich place. Owned by Thos. Curley; loss, $150; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by Thos. Curley et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 9-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 Lancaster st. (Rear). Owned by Mr. Gilbride ; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Mrs. Farley, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
bursting of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 10th, 6-16 P.M. Box 51. 

No. 137 High st. Owned by Charles G. Chase ; loss, $76 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by H. B. Holden & Co., leathers; loss, $260; insurance, 
$6,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 10-54 P.M. Still. 
Huntington ave. Owned by Mechanics' Charitable Association ; occupied 
by Rumney & Co., as masons; originated in basement; cause, slacking of 
lime. 

Saturday, 11th, 0-17 P.M. Box 84. 

Newbury st. Occupied by Mr. Morse, for storage of lime ; loss, $10; 
originated in vacant lot ; cause, slacking of lime. 



Appendix. 17 

Monday, 13th, 9-40 A. M. Box 68. 

No. 19 Waeeham st. Owned by Cummings & Kenney ; occupied by Cum- 
mings & Kenney, as lumber ; originated in pile of shavings outside ; extended 
to inside of building ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Monday, 13th, 11-56 A.M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by John Donovan ; loss, $13 ; insurance, $1,100 ; 
occupied by P. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 13th, 5-31 P.M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by Bugbee & Spooner; loss, $75; occupied by 
Bugbee & Spooner, as dry-house; loss, $200; insurance, $250; originated on 
first floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Monday, 13th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Lindall place. Owned by J. L. Blake; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by W. Frederic, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $1,300; originated on 
2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 14th, 6-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 East-st. place. Owned by Samuel Bradstreet heirs ; loss, $20 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. McLaughlin et als., as dwellings; loss, $5; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 15th, 10-091 A.M. ■ Box 318. 
Norfolk ave. Owned by Lyman O. Dow; loss, $150; occupied by 
Lyman O. Dow, as stable, etc.; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 15th, 3-36 P.M. Still. 
Cause, accidental ; gongs striking 4-1 ; supposed it to be an alarm of fire. 

Wednesday, 15th, 7-01 P. 31. Still. 
No. 52 Marginal st. Owned by Thos. Rowland; occupied by Thos. 
Rowland, as saloon ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Thursday, 16th, 0-20 P.M. Box 167. 
Maverick st. Owned by Brown & Seavey ; loss, $300; occupied by 
Brown & Seavey, as fish-house; loss, $995; insurance, $3,000; Vinal & 
Reeves, as storage for cotton ; loss, $500; originated on wharf; extended to 
fish-house and shed ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 17th, 0-24 A.M. Box 463. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 17th, 9-05 A.M. Box 521. 
No. 40 Oak place. Owned by M. D. Ayers ; loss, $22 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by M. D. Ayers et als., as dwelling; loss, $46; insurance, $500 ; 
originated in attic; cause, incendiary, " in a bed." 

Friday, 17th, 0-05 P.M. Box 424. 
No. 12 Tufts st. Owned by Mr. P. Frazier; loss, $23; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by P. Frazier, as dwelling; loss, $33; insurance, $800; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 17th, 5-32 P.M. Box 462. 
No. 375 Main st. Owned by H. C. Stark ; occupied by H. C. Stark, as 
flsh-market ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, fire-cracker stuffed in key-hole. 

Friday, 17th, 9-50 P.M. Box 454. 
No. 40 Alford st. Owned by W. Van Nostrand ; insurance, $25,000 ; 
occupied by W. Van Nostrand, as brewery ; insurance, $25,000 ; originated 
on roof; cause, fire balloon. 



18 City Document No. 60. 

Saturday, 18th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Barry court. Owned by Jordan, Marsh, & Co. ; occupied by Hiram 
Colby, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 20th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 158 West Fourth st. Owned by D. Conway ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by D. Conway, as dwelling; insurance, $800; originated 
on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 20th, 9 P.M. Still. 
No. 35 Monument square. Owned by J. D. Eichards ; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by A. R. Davis, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Monday, 20th, 9-33 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Elmer place. Owned by Griswold Whitney; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Wm. Lawlor, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 21st, 10-48 A.M. Pox 213. 
No. 11 Norfolk ave. Owned by Eichard Eiddle ; occupied by Jas. Cun- 
ningham, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from flue setting 
fire to bedding. 

Tuesday, 21st, 10-08 P.M. Pox 54. 
Kneeland st. Owned by Boston & Albany E.E., and in process of con- 
struction ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 22d, 2-38 A.M. Pox 16. 
Nos. 73 and 75 S. Market st. Owned by J. S. Cumston, Ag't; loss, $45; 
insurance, $9,000; occupied by I. H. Ballou & Co., as flour, etc. ; insurance, 
$16,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 0-19 P.M. Pox 351. 
Out of the citt. Originated on roof of dry-house, in Milton. Call for 
assistance. 

Saturday, 25th, 11-10 P.M. Pox 13. 
No. 216 North st. Owned by Mrs. Barnes ; occupied by T. Kennedy, as 
boarding-house ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Sunday, 26th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 910 Harrison ave. Owned by H. P. Hall ; occupied by Patrick Rone, 
as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 27th, 0-39 P.M. Pox 4. 
No. 5 Crescent court. Owned by Charles Eoberts ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by J. F. Haggerty, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 27th, 1-06 P.M. Pox 425. 

No. 10 Polk st. Owned by George Maynard ; occupied by George May- 
nard, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 27th, 5-16 P.M. Pox 125. 
No. 514 Dorchester ave. Owned by M. T. Abbott; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,400; occupied by W. H. Brady et als., as dwelling; loss, $20; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 27th, 9-27 P.M. Pox 53. 
No. 14 Eliot st. Owned by L. Ware, Jr., trustee; loss, $700; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by A. J. Patterson, as boots and shoes ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; F. Koesters, as hotel; loss, $175; insurance, $1,200; origi- 
nated on 5th floor; extended to roof; cause, careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 19 

Wednesday, 29th, 6-34 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 India st. Owned by Lewis Coleman ; occupied by G. F. Leonard 
& Co., as oils; originated in basement; cause, carelessness; wood on top of 
furnace. 



JULY. 



Friday, 1st, 10-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 141 Dorchester avb. Owned by Mrs. Sawyer; loss, $15; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Win. Wise et als., as store, etc. ; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, chimney burning out. 

Saturday, 2d, 11-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 110 Broadway. Owned by Mrs. Staples; loss, $100; occupied by 
Mrs. Nagle, as dwelling; loss, $50. No. 112, owned by Mrs. Perry; loss, 
$45 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by Mrs. Perry as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 3d, 7-33 P.M. Box 323. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by H. N. White ; occupied by S. T. Jeffers 
et als., as drugs, etc. ; originated in cellar; cause, explosion of chemicals. 

Sunday, 3d, 10-07 P.M. Box 131. 
Old Harbor st. Owned by Wm. Benns; originated in boats on the 
beach; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 1 A.M. Still. 
Porter and Havre sts. Originated in street ; cause, bonfire. 

Monday, 4th, 1-13 A. M. Box 84. 
No. 131 Parker st. Owned by Boston & Albany Railroad; loss, 
$200; insurance, $165; occupied by B. & A. R.R., as tool-house; loss, $60; 
insurance, $29 ; originated inside ; extended to entire building ; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 3-38 A.M. Box 12. 
Nos. 57 and 59 Endicott st. Owned by Robert Moore ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Snow Brothers, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 2-36 P.M. Box 424. 
No. 18 Pine st. Owned by Mrs. McCabe ; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by R. Moore, as dwelling ; loss, $8 ; originated in attic ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 7-28 P.M. Box 235. 
No. 5 Dana place. Owned by J. J. Soren ; loss, $5; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by H. L. Coffin, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-balloon. 

Monday, 4th, 9-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 208 Shawmut ate. Occupied by Mr. Robinson, as bakery; originated 
on awning; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 99 W. Brookline st. Owned by Howard estate ; loss, $5 ; occu- 
pied by I. Lawlor, as cobbler ; originated outside of building ; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 10-50 P.M. Still. 
Eliot square. Owned by C. M. Eield ; loss, $1 ; occupied by F. L. Wells, 
as dry goods; originated on the roof; cause, fire-crackers. 



20 City Document No. 60. 

Monday, 4th, 11-45 P. M. Still. 
Washington st., coe. of Chemical ave. Owned by Sumner estate; 
loss, $5; occupied by M. McHugh, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-works. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-03 A.M. Box 167. 
No. 344 Maverick st. Owned by Boston Forge Co. ; occupied by 
Boston Forge Co., as stable; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 153 Hampden st. Owned by A. D. Williams ; occupied by 
Devine Bros, et als., as saloon and dwelling; originated in cellar ; extended to 
1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 6th, 8-55 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 25 Haverhill st. Owned by D. Roby heirs ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$9,000 ; occupied by A. M. Bates, as carriages ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated 
on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-48 P.M. Box 26. 
No. 106 W. Cedar st. Owned by Mrs. Connelly; loss, $36; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Wm. Sweatman, as tailor; loss, $25; originated 
on first floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 8th, 7-07 P.M. Box 412. 
Cor. Main and Green sts. Owned by Unitarian Church Society ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $13,500; occupied by C. P. Brooks et als., as church and 
Mason's Locker ; loss, $10; insurance, $5,500; originated in basement ; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 9th, 10-50 A.M. Box 25. 
Nos. 237 and 239 Cambridge st. Owned by Lyman & Russell, Trustees ; 
insurance, $21 ,000 ; occupied by Richardson & McKee, as carriages ; originated 
on fourth floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 9th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Buleinch st. Owned by J. M. Clark; occupied by Mrs. St. George, 
as lodging-house ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $700 ; originated on third floor ; 
cause, window curtain ignited by gas-jet. 

Sunday, 10th, 3-16 A.M. Box 53. 
Nos. 19 and 21 Beach st. Owned by Sarah D. Wilson ; loss, $279 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by C. W. Dudley, as bar-room ; loss, $116; insur- 
ance, $1,000; Suffolk Produce Co., as produce; insurance, $400; originated 
on third floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 10th, 5-41 P.M. Box 159. 
Eastern R.R. track. Owned by railroad company; occupied by John 
Kenny, as hay-car; loss, $50; originated in car; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 11th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
Green st. Owned by R. Graham ; occupied by R. Graham, as laundry, 
etc. ; originated on first floor ; cause, overheated stovepipe. 

Tuesday, 12th, 9-39 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 12 Cordis st. Owned by Thompson heirs ; occupied by H. A. 
Houghton, as dwelling ; originated on third floor ; cause, curtain taking fire 
from gas-jet. 

Wednesday, 13th, 0-10 A.M. Box 421. 
No. 31 Joiner st. Owned by P. S. Briggs ; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by P. Scanlon et als., as dwelling; originated on third floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 



Appendix. 21 

13th, 11-55 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 73 Chambers st. Owned by P. O'Brien; occupied by P. O'Brien et 
als., as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Friday, 1 5th, 11-55 A. M. Still. 
No. 85 Windsor st. Owned by A. Holy; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by R. Ross & Co., as dwelling and store; loss, $25; originated in 
store ; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 15th, 10-55 P.M. Box 14. 
Nos. 285 and 287 Commercial st. Owned by Parkman & Cordner ; loss, 
$437; insurance, $4,000; occupied by A. Ballou, as junk store; loss, $950; 
-insurance, $2,000 ; originated on third floor ; extended to fourth floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 0-26 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 66 and 68 Commercial st. Owned by Tufts College; loss, $550; in- 
surance, $4,600; occupied by F. O. Regelahn, as furniture; loss, $1,338; 
insurance, $1,500; C. A. Parsons, as flour; loss, $330; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on third floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 3-37 P.M. Box 124. 
Cor. West Fourth and C sts. Owned by R. McDavitt; loss, $150; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by F. J. Dempsey et als., as store and dwellings; 
loss, $185 ; insurance, $2,300; originated in cellar ; cause, children playing 
with matches. Remarks : Mrs. Libby and children were rescued from the 
fourth floor by means of ladders, by H. & L. Co. No. 5. 

Saturday, 16th, 4-56 P. 31. Box 56. 
No. 304 Federal st. Owned by Jesse Tirrell ; loss, $300; insurance, 
occupied by J. H. Littlefield, hay storage ; loss, $500 ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; extended to roof ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 17th, 3-23 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 149 Shawmut ave. Owned by M. Hayes heirs; loss, $12; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by F. Kraft et als., as saloon and dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, children playing with matches. 

Sunday, 17th, 8-05 P. 31. Still. 
Cor. Cross and Endicott sts. Owned by Ward estate ; occupied by C. 
W. Baker, as hotel; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, netting taking fire from gas-jet. 

Monday, 18th, 11-55 A. 31. Still. 
No. 114 Dorchester st. Owned by Bird estate; loss, $23; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. Ellis et als., as store and dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 18th, 10-49 P. 31. Box 182. 
No. 169 Sumner st. Owned by National Dock Corporation; occupied by 
Leman & Linkletter, as blacksmiths; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
from forge. 

Tuesday, 19th, 8-55 P. 31. Box 19. 
Canal st. Owned by Boston & Maine R.R. ; loss $254 ; insurance, $1,680 ; 
occupied as hay-sheds, by Hosmer, Crompton, & Hammond; loss, $79; in- 
surance, $637; Peter Edgerley ; loss, $375; insurance, $2,500; T. H. Robin- 
son; loss, $62; insurance, $500; Chesley & Berry; loss, $100; insurance, 
$400; Gilman & Cheney; loss, $81; insurance, $500; Plumer & Co.; loss, 
$150; insurance, $932; Richardson & Co., loss, $114; insurance, $213; A. D. 
Hoit & Co.; loss, $83; insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 



22 City Document No. 60. 

Wednesday, 20th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 61 Hampshire st. Owned by Mcintosh Brothers ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Mcintosh Brothers, as shops; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 21st, 2-20 P.M. Still. 
Allston Heights. Owned by Mr. Sprouls ; loss, $54 ; insurance, $2,300 ; 
occupied by Mr. Sprouls, as dwelling ; cause, building struck by lightning. 

Friday, 22d, 7-30 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 11 Province st. Owned by P. McAleer; occupied by Anna Daggett, 
as dining-saloon ; originated in basement ; cause, burning kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 22d, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Buckingham st. Owned by L. B. Morse ; occupied by M. C. Pisk, 
as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Saturday, 23d, 8-45 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 1 Chestnut place. Owned by H. G. Dennie ; occupied by Mr. Poley 
et als., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 24th, 11-30 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 27 Prescott st. Owned by H. Tomfohrde; loss, $142; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by H. Tomfohrde, as dwelling; loss, $55; insurance, $500; 
L. Russell; loss, $40; insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-55 P.M. Box 159. 
Cor. Webster and Orleans sts. Owned by Luther Hall & Co. ; loss, 
$1,000; insurance, $500; loss on roofs of adjacent buildings, $384; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by L. Hall & Co., as coal and wood, etc.; loss, $2,000; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated in building ; extended to entire building and 
roofs of adjoining buildings ; cause, supposed incendiary. 
Monday, 25th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
Lowland, near Newman st. Owned by Jenkins heirs ; ^occupied by 
Charles Jenkins et als., as glassware; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition 
of oil in tank. 

Monday, 25th, 7-05h P-M. Box 249. 
No. 657 Parker st. Owned by Patrick Rogers ; occupied by Wm. Langton, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 26th, A.M. Still. 
Call for assistance from Maiden. 

Tuesday, 26th, 4-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 10 Princeton st. Owned by Amos Stone ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$886; occupied by Ambrose Potter, as dwelling ; loss, $40; insurance, $500 ; 
originated in bed, third floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 26th, 4-57 A.M. Box 254. 
No. 165 Terrace st. Owned by Rueter & Alley ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$25,000 ; occupied by Rueter & Alley, as brewery ; originated on first floor ; 
cause, struck by lightning. 

Tuesday, 26th, 9-58 P.M. Box 575. 

Western ate. Owned by George Hollis; loss, $10; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by George Hollis, as sheep-pens; originated on first floor; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 27th, 11-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Bennett ave. Owned by David Plynn; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by L. Lementhal, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, building fire witb kerosene oil. 



Appendix. 23 

Wednesday, 27th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Chester place. Owned by C. A.. Richards ; occupied by John 
Murphy, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, children play- 
ng with matches. 

Wednesday, 27th, 10-46 P.M. Box 428. 
Chelsea bridge. Owned by .City of Boston ; loss, $200 ; occupied by 
draw-tender as store-room ; loss, $50 ; originated in building ; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion in oils, etc. 

Thursday, 28th, 5-32 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 36 Brighton st. Owned by John Peck; occupied by M. Kenney 
et als., as dwelling; cause, burning soot in chimney. 

Saturday, 30th, 5-51 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 40 Kneeland st. Owned by D. R. Whitney; loss, $1.75; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by P. Lozowski, as button-hole maker ; insurance, $1,400; 
Webber & Boas et als., as tailors, etc. ; insurance, $1,000; Rockwell, Martin, 
& Co., clothing; loss, $1000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 



AUGUST. 



Monday, 1st, 7-21 A.M. Box 16. 
No. 134 State st. Owned by J. T. Bradlee; occupied by several 
parties as offices ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 2d, 4-12 A.M. Box 65. 
No. 5 Wat st. Owned by S. A. Way heirs ; occupied by A. A. Bay- 
ley, as billiard-table manufactory ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion in box of waste. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-30 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 104 Warrenton st. Owned by W. G. Chadbourne; occupied by 
several parties, as tenements ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 5th, 4-03 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 1336 Washington st. Owned by Barry estate et als. ; loss, $327 ; 
insurance, $2,000; Wm. Hunt; loss, $256; insurance, $3,000; occupied by 
J. Pindell, as eating-house; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; unoccupied stable 
and sheds ; originated in sheds in rear ; extended to No. 1336 Washington st. ; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 5th, 10-46h A.M. Box 71. 
No. 462 Tremont st. Owned by William Hyland ; occupied by several 
parties, as tenements ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 5th, 3-37 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 33 Common st. Owned by N. J. Bradlee ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $3,500 ; 
occupied by M. Fisher, as dwelling ; originated in cellar ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 7th, 10-14 P.M. Box 256. 
No. 1 Heath place. Owned by Patrick Kelley; loss, $9.50; insur- 
ance, $2,100; occupied by J. McCormack et als., as dwellings ; loss, $100; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 8th, 2-49 P.M. Box 575. 
Abattoir grounds. Owned by J. C. Wadleigh; occupied by J. C. Wad- 
leigh, as carpenter ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 



24 City Document No. 60. 

Tuesday, 9th, 10-03 A.M. Still. 
No. 9 Spring lane. Accidental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 9th, 0-15 P. 31. Box 123. 
Division st. Owned by A. L. Bailey & Co. ; loss, $700; insurance, 
occupied by A. L. Bailey & Co., as hay-sheds; loss, $1,600; insurance, 
$1,700; originated on 1st floor ; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 1-06 P.M. Box 183. 
No. 99 Everett st. Owned by Nathaniel Cushing; occupied by Jas. 
Cokeley, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, building fire with kero- 
sene oil. Remay-hs : Mrs. Julia Cokeley was so badly burned that she died 
the same evening. 

Wednesday, 10th, 6-18h P.M. Box 212. 
No. 17 and 19 Hampden st. Owned by A. D. Williams estate; loss, 
$250 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by Downs & Adams, as silk manufac- 
tory; loss, $11,095; insurance, $35,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, fric- 
tion of machinery. 

Wednesday, 10th, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 21 Chestnut st. Owned by Mrs. Crowninshield ; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Crowninshield, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window curtain. 

Thursday, 11th, 3-47 P.M. Box 356. 
Learnard st. Owned by Catherine O'Brien ; occupied by A. B. Pinkham, 
as dwelling ; cause, boiling over kettle of fat. 

Thursday, 11th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
Ketes st. Owned by John Devine ; occupied by John Devine, as stable ; 
originated outside ; cause, children building bonfire. 

Friday, 12th, 0-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 141 Franklin st. Accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 12th, 7-25 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 15 Chapman st. Owned by Chamberlain heirs; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by M. J. Kimball, as lodging-house ; loss, $225 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed careless smoker. 

Friday, 13th, A.M., 0-12 A.M. Box 342. 
Minot st. Owned by Howard & Kingman; loss, $1,300; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by New Era Coffee Co., as factory ; loss, $1,129 ; insurance, 
$2,700; M. Golden, as storage for furniture, etc.; loss, $200; insurance, 
$1,300; loss on furniture, etc., $125; originated on second floor; extended 
to roof; cause unknown. Remarks: W. W. Carsley and J. Strangman, of 
Engine Co. No. 16, were severely injured by being thrown from a ladder. 

Saturday, 13th, 2-54 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 214 Eliot st. Owned by H. B. Clark; loss, $260; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by M. Tierney, as hotel; loss, $75; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; extended to 2d and 4th floors ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 13th, 10-50 A.M. Box 463. 
Thorndike st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar; loss, $15. 

Saturday, 13th, 7 P.M. Still. 
No. 312 Dorchester ave. (Rear). Cause, pile of sawdust fired by boys. 

Saturday, 13th, S P.M. Still. 
Eirst ST., foot of B. Originated in pile of rubbish in street; cause, set 
on fire by boys. 



Appendix. 25 

Sunday, 14th, 11-45 A.M. Box 17. 
No. Ih. Endicott st. Owned by Mrs. Susan Parker; loss, $284; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by M. Hayes, as storage for furniture; loss, $200; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 
Rear of Beacon park. Originated in grass ; extended to fence owned by 
Boston & Albany R.R. ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 15th, 6-01 P.M. Box 129. 

No. 33 Tudor st. Owned by J. Giblin; loss, $131; insurance, $250; 
occupied by J. Giblin, as stable ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $250 ; damage, con- 
siderable. 

No. 35. Owned by William Peard; loss, $400; occupied by William 
Peard, as stable ; loss, $500 ; insurance, $450 ; totally destroyed. 

No. 37. Owned by J. C. Tibbetts ; loss, $300 ; occupied by F. J. Demp- 
sey, as stable ; loss, $190 ; totally destroyed. 

Originated in No. 33 ; extended to Nos. 35 and 37 ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 16th, 7-53 P.M. Box 4. 
Boston & Maine R.R. ; occupied by Ocean Mills, as freight car; origi- 
nated in car-load of cotton ; cause, lighted lantern igniting cotton acci- 
dentally. 

Wednesday, 17th, 9-03 A.M. Box 176. 
No. 662 Saratoga st. (Rear).- Owned by James Doherty; loss, $300; 
occupied by H. McGilvery, as dwelling; loss, $25; W. Webster, as dwelling; 
loss, $10; originated on 1st floor ; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, 9-08 A.M. Box 178. 
Struck for above fire. Unnecessary. 

Wednesday, 17th, 10-50 P.M. Box 121. 
A st. Owned by John Souther; loss, $2,500; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by John Souther, as machine shop; loss, $20,714; insurance, $15,400; 
originated on 1st floor ; extended to entire building ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Park and Henley sts. Owned by Abel Barker heirs ; loss, $5 ; 
occupied by L. A. Leland, as apothecary ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
carelessness, — flue covered with paper. 

Friday, 19th, 6-52 P.M. Box 67. 

No. 757 Washington st. Owned by Bradley heirs ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by G. W. Stephens et als., as upholsterers, etc.; loss, 
$25; insurance, $11,500; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; cause, 
gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 19th, 7-20 P.M. Box 162. 
No. 33 Central square. Owned by Hargrave heirs; occupied by G. W. 
Bennett, as dry goods ; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window 
curtain. 

Sunday, 21st, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
Washburn Car Wheel Foundry. Owned by Washburn Car Wheel Co. ; 
loss, $25; insurance, $8,000; occupied by Car Wheel Co., as foundry; ori- 
ginated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Wednesday, 24th, 0-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 43 Howard st. Owned by J. P. Ober heirs; loss, $6; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by H. A. Anderson, as dwelling; loss, $19; insurance; 
$2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 



26 City Document No. 60. 

Wednesday, 24th, 0-18 P.M. Box 435. 
No. 40 Webster st. Owned by W. J. Keegan ; loss, $3 ; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by W. J. Keegan, as dwelling ; originated on outside of build- 
ing; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 25th, 2-44 A.M. Box 8. 
Np. 86 Chardon st. Owned by Tarbell & Trull ; loss, $20 ; occupied by 
W. H. Hamilton et al., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $25; insurance, $200; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 25th, 4-14 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 55 Oswego st. Owned by B. Eoach; occupied by several parties, as 
tenements ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 27th, 11-42 P.M. Box 59. 
No. 275 Federal st. Owned by Parker heirs ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. R. Fitzgerald, as junk shop ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 29th, 11-08 A.M. Still. 
Dorchester avb. Hay-stack. Owned by Wm. Lynch ; loss, $20 ; cause, 
set by boys. 

Monday, 29th, 5-08 P.M. Box 357. 
Jackson place. Owned by Jackson Vose ; loss, $12; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Samuel Neal, as wood-shed ; originated in shed ; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Monday, 29th, 5-12k P.M. Box 74. 
No. 700 Harrison ave. Owned by Hallett & Davis ; occupied by Hallett 
& Davis, as piano-forte factory ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from 
saw igniting sawdust. 

Monday, 29th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 241 Federal st. (Rear). Owned by Nathaniel Whiting ; occupied by 
J. Crowley et als., as wood-shed;- originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 29th, 10-17 P.M. Box 519. 

Washington, near Green st. Owned by Henry Dudley; loss, $200; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by C. W. Whittemore, as hay-shed; loss, $325; 
insurance, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 29th, 10-55 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 393 Federal st. Owned by Jonas Fitch; occupied by J. A. Robert- 
son, as planing mill ; originated in basement ; cause, hot coals from furnace. 

Wednesday, 31st, 8-57 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 40 Oneida st. Owned by John Campbell; occupied by John Camp- 
bell, as 6aloon; originated on 1st floor; cause, clothes taking fire from 
furnace. 



SEPTEMBER. 

Thursday, 1st, 8-1 5h P.M. Box 5. 
No. 8 Nashua st. Owned by C. F. Clark ; occupied by C. F. Clark, as 
hotel ; originated in yard in rear ; cause, explosion of kerosene can. 

Thursday, 1st, 8-53 P.M. Box 56. 
Nos. 145 and 147 South st. Owned by Faxon Bros. ; loss, $902; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by E. Barlow, as junk-shop ; loss, $5,000 ; insurance, 
$10,750; originated on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 



Appendix. 27 

Friday, 2d, 9-51 A.M. Box 238. 
Swett ST. Owned by A. D. Williams estate; loss, $1,200; occupied by 
C. E. Masten & Co., as fireworks manufactory; loss, $1,500; originated on 1st 
floor; extended to adjoining building; cause, explosion of chemicals. 

Friday, 2d, 10-01, 10-21 A.M. Box 231. 
Needless alarms given for above fire by Police Officer Hurley. 

Friday, 2d, 2-58 P.M. Box 86. 
No. 1621 Washington st. Owned by Stephen Smith heirs ; occupied 
by Anthony Smith, as laundry ; originated on second floor ; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Saturday, 3d, 6-40 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 9 Motte st. Owned by S. A. Way heirs ; occupied by G. L. 
Swett & Co., as metal-workers; originated on roof; cause, sparks from char- 
coal furnace. 

Monday, 5th, 9-35 A.M. Box 159. 
No. 16 Hatnes st. Owned by P. S. Huckins; occupied by Timothy Foye, 
as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Tuesday, 6th, 7-54 A.M. Box 49. 
No. 21 Chaunct st. Owned by R. H. Stearns ; occupied by Mystic 
Rubber Co., as factory; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 7th, 1-14 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 22 Summer st. Owned by C. A. Browning, Trustee; loss, $1,381; 
insurance, $50,000; occupied by C. A. Browning & Co., as millinery; loss, 
$700; insurance, $50,000; Jordan, Jewett, & Co., woollens; insurance, 
$78,000; C. P. Hotnowski, flowers ; loss, $1,500; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 7th, 1-47 P.M. Box 68. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-31 P.M. Box 134. 
D, near Gold st. Originated in street; cause, boiling over kettle of tar. 

Friday, 9th, 0-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 119 Salem st. Owned by Wells estate; occupied by M. Finn et als., 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Friday, 9th, 9 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 204 and 206 Federal st. Owned by Miles Washburn; occupied by 
T. Remmick, as wool store; insurance, $60,000; originated on 5th floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 9th, 6-22 P.M. Box 84. 
Newbury st. Owned by Mr. Reidell ; unoccupied dwelling, originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from charcoal furnace. 

Sunday, 11th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 13 Green st. Owned by J. F. Hunnewell; occupied by J. F. Hunne- 
well, as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 12th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Messer Court. Owned by Marshall heirs ; occupied by Thomas 
Kerns, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chimney taking 
fire. 

Tuesday, 13th, 11-06 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 18 Botlston st. Owned by Y. M. Christian Union ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $75,000; occupied by Y. M. C. U. et als.; originated in basement; cause, 
careless use of matches. 



28 City Document No. 60. 

Wednesday, 14th, 0-49 P.M. Box 247. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 14th, 7-58 P.M. Pox 436. 

No. 66 Walnut st. Owned by E. W. Chapin ; insurance, $2,000 ; occu- 
pied by T. Green, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 15th, 0-02 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 92 and 96 Richmond st. Owned by W. F. Robinson ; loss, $127 ; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Parker, Van Wart, & Co., as furniture; loss, 
$75 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 15th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
Mt. Vernon and Brimmee sts. Owned by Church of the Advent JSociety ; 
occupied by same, as church; originated on roof; cause, sparks from char- 
coal furnace. 

Thursday, 15th, 8-05 P.M. Box 514. 
Botlston ate. Owned by John Kelley ; loss, $50 ; occupied by John 
Kelley, as storage ; loss, $300 ; originated in hay-loft ; extended to entire 
building ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 17th, 7-02 P.M. Still. 

No. 43£ Howard st. (Rear). Owned by J. P. Ober estate; occupied by 
L. A. Bruce, as painter; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Sunday, 18th, 1-18 and 1-22 P.M. Box 157. 

Nos. 122 to 126 Liverpool st. Owned by Chas. A. Kingsbury; loss, $1,094; 
insurance, $917; occupied by Littlefield, Jones, & Hammond, as box factory; 
loss, $950; insurance, $3,250; Hobson & Safford, as planing and moulding 
mill; loss, $743; insurance, $3,600; Hobson & Field et als., as planing and 
moulding mill ; loss, $683; insurance, $900; considerable damage. 

Decatur st. Owned by Littlefield, Jones, & Hammond; loss, $50; in- 
rance, $469 ; occupied by Littlefield, Jones, & Hammond, as box factory. 
Damage slight. 

No. 137 Border st. (Rear). Dry -house ; owned by C. A. Kingsbury; 
slight damage; occupied by S. A. Bennett, as lumber; loss, $50; insurance, 
$400. 

No. 137 Border st. Owned by C. A. Kingsbury; loss, $210; insurance, 
$4,100; occupied by several parties, as wood-workers, etc. ; damage slight; 
originated in planing-shed, Liverpool street; extended to adjoining buildings ; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 5-41 A.M. Box 157. 

Liverpool st. Originated in shaving pile in yard ; cause, rekindling of 
ruins. 

Tuesday, 20th, 10-57 A. 31. Box 82. 

No. 927 Harrison avb. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $500 ; occupied by F. S. Church, as naphtha cleaning works ; loss, 
$18; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 21st, 3-34 P.M. Box 9. 
Battery wharf. Owned by Battery Wharf Corporation ; loss, $75 ; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by Gossler & Co., as storage ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on wharf; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-20 P.M. Box 163. 
Bremen st. Owned by McKay & Lally ; loss, $177 ; insurance, $400 ; 
occupied by McKay & Lally, as stone-shed ; originated in shed ; extended to 
entire building ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 22d, 4-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 107 Ruggles st. Owned by Mr. Farnesworth ; occupied by John 
Howarth, as dwelling ; originated in stove oven ; cause, wood in oven taking 
fire. 



Appendix. 29 

Thursday, 22d, 6-50 P. 31. Still. 
Chelsea and Wapping sts. Owned by Foss heirs ; occupied by P. 0. 
Reardon, as storage for wagons; originated in vacant lot in rubbish; cause, 
set by boys. 

Friday, 23d, 4-45 P. 31. Box 59. 
No. 81 South st. Owned by Boston Associates; loss, $600; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. S. Cahill, as shoe findings; loss, $1,490; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 8-10 P. 31. Box 84. 
Beacon st. Originated in street; cause, kindled by employe of Water 
Board. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-27 A. 31. Box 52. 
No. 81 South st. Owned by Boston Associates ; occupied by M. S. Cahill, 
shoe findings; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; cause, supposed re- 
kindling of ruins. 

Monday, 26th, 6-03 P.M. Box 41. 
Post-Office. Owned by United States Government ; in process of con- 
struction ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 26th, 6-27 P. 31. Still. 
Chelsea and Wapping sts. Owned by Foss heirs; occupied by P. O- 
Eeardon, as storage for wagons ; originated in vacant lot in empty sugar bags ; 
cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 26th, 6-53 P. 31. Box 342. 
Minot st. Owned by J. J. Dacey ; hay stack ; cause, supposed incendiary. 
Tuesday, 27th, 9-40 P. 31. Box 521. 

Walnut ave. and Glen road. Owned by Jacob Fottler; loss, $5,000; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Jacob Fottler, as barn; loss, $1,500; in- 
surance, $700 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to entire building ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 28th, 3-30 P. 31. Still. 
Walnut ave. and Glen road. Originated in ruins ; cause, rekindling." 

Wednesday, 28th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Bulfinch place. Owned by Mrs. Keyes ; occupied by Noah Sea- 
man, as dwelling; loss, $200; originated on 1st floor, in lace curtains; cause, 
children playing with matches. 

Thursday , 29th. 
Walnut ave. and Glen road. Cause, rekindling of ruins of J. Fottler's 
barn. 

Friday, 30th, 9-24 P. 31. Box 215. 
No. 13 Burke st. Owned by Patterson & Lavender; occupied by Patter- 
son & Lavender, as furniture factory ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in 
chimney taking fire. 



OCTOBER. 



Sunday' 2d, 3-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 33 Winchester st. Owned by Wilkins heirs ; loss, $20 ; in- 
surance, $1,800 ; occupied by Win. Smith, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 4th, 9-22 P. 31. Box 24. 
False alarm. 



30 City Document No. 60. 

Wednesday, 5th, 0-59 P.M. Box 514. 

Egleston sq. Owned by T. W. Robinson ; loss, $475 ; insurance un- 
known; occupied by Wm. J. Bride, as dwelling; loss, $136; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to 2d floor ; cause, overheated fur- 
nace. 

Wednesday, 5th, 3-20 P. M. Still. 

No. 106 Lincoln st. Owned by Dennis Sullivan; loss, $25; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. Maloney et als., as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 6th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 370 Federal st. Owned by Preston & Merrill ; loss, $15 ; occupied by 
Lawrence Bros., as manufactory; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Friday, 7th, 0-25 A. 31. Still. 
No. 13 Portland st. Owned by S. H. Libby, Agent; loss, $38; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. Carnes, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 8th, 5-46 A. 31. Box 174. 
No. 138 Saratoga st. Owned by John Callahan; loss, $95; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Thos. W. Trites, as store; loss, $100; insurance, $400; 
originated in the store ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 9th, 3-40 A. 31. Still. 
Ginn's wharf, Medford st. Owned by Daniel Ginn ; occupied by D. 
Ginn ; originated in coal pile ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 9th, 5-12 A. 31. Box 243. 
No. 2 Highland st. Owned by Mrs. Henry White; loss, $187; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. Henry White, as dwelling; loss, $65; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 1-14 A. 31. Box 163. 
No. 202 Bremen st. Owned by James McLaughlin; loss, $140; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $56; insurance, 
); originated in basement; extended to 2d floor; cause unknown. 



Monday, 10th, 8-15 A. 31. Still. 
No. 176 Main st. Owned by W. Hinckley; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by F. Locke & Co., as saloon; insurance, $1,500; originated under kitchen 
floor ; cause, overheated range. 

Monday, 10th, 5-02 P.3I. Still. 
No. 3 Winthrop Square. Accidental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 11th, 3-0 S P. 31. Box 23. 
No. 39 Green st. Owned by Albert Brown ; loss, $100 ; insurance, $8,000 ; 
occupied by Robert Kelley, as saloon; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 11th, 8 P. 31. Still. 
Lowland st. Owned by Suffolk Glass Co. ; occupied by Suffolk Glass Co. ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overflowing of oil tank. 

Tuesday, 11th, 10-13 P.31. Box 19. 
No. 37 Haverhill st. Owned by R. H. Goodwin heirs; occupied by 
J. Stone, as furniture; loss, $100; insurance, $1,500; originated on second 
floor; cause, carelessness, piling wood on stove. 

Thursday, 13th, 0-42 A.M. Box 5. 
False alarm. 



Appendix. 31 

Wednesday, 12th, 5-55 P.M. Box 525. 
Pond st. Owned by J. S. Robinson ; occupied by J. S. Robinson, as dwell- 
ing ; originated in chimney ; cause accidental. 

Wednesday, 12th, 9-39 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 16 Oswego st. Owned by J. A. Kearnan ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Sullivan, as store, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 13th, 1-18 A.M. Box 259. 
Lamartine st. Owned by Fiedler, Moeldner, & Co. ; loss, $575 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by same firm, as silk factory; loss, $6,300; insurance, 
$35,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to basement and 2d floor; cause, 
supposed combustion from steam-pipes. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-15 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 320 W. First st. (Rear). Owned by Moseley & Stetson; occupied 
by i same firm, as planing mill ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, sparks from 
furnace. 

Thursday, 13th, 11-54 P.M. Box 425. 

No. 171 Medford st. Owned by ShurtlefF heirs ; loss, $240; insurance, 
$500; occupied by H. Stanton, as stable; loss, $200; insurance, $400; J. J. 
Murphy, as stable; loss, $412 ; insurance, $600; association, as club-room; 
loss, $15 ; originated in stable ; extended to 2d floor ; cause, supposed incen- 
diary. 

Friday, 14th, 4-32 A.M., 5-12 A.M. Box 72. 

No. 1125 Washington st. Owned by Cyrus Mason heirs; loss, $5,166; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by S. A. D. Shepard & Co., as apothecaries; 
loss, $724; insurance, $7,500; L. J. Logan, as liquors; loss, $400; insurance, 
$4,000; C. C. Briggs & Co., as pianos ; loss, $1,500; insurance, $2,500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; extended to roof and 1121 Washington street; owned 
by A. O. Bigelow; loss, $275; insurance, $5,000; occupied by P. Jacobs, as 
store; loss, $100; insurance, $4,200; cause, supposed upsetting kerosene 
lamp. * 

Friday, 14th, 10-11 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 14 Bunker-Hill st. Owned by Mr. Curio ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mr. Curio, as store, etc. ; loss, $25; originated in store; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 14th, 1-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 1866 Washington st. Owned by John Ritchie ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by G. B. Cushing, as boarding-house; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 14th, 2-50 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 12 Poplar st. Owned by C. E. Morrison; occupied by C. T. Ford, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 11-54 P.M. Box 259. 
No. 968 Parker st. Owned by M. Mitchell ; loss, $309 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
originated in wood pile ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 16th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 
Florence st. Owned by W. H. Blakemore ; loss, $20 ; originated in pile 
of hay in street ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 16th, 4-41 P.M. Box 262. 
No. 42 Vale st. Owned by Bradford Gay ; loss, $70; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. H. Flynn, as dwelling; loss, $100 ; -originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 17th, 10-30, 10-42 A.M. Box 134. 
Nos. 128 to 140 Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop & Son; loss, $3,722;. 
insurance, $7,117; occupied by R. Bishop & Son, as cotton-waste factory ; 



32 City Document No. 60. 

loss, $15,061; insurance, $42,067; originated on 2d floor ; extended to roof; 
cause, friction of machinery. Remarks : Ladderman Smith of H. & L. 3 
was severely injured by falling through an elevator hoistway at this fire. 

Monday, 17th, 11-41 A.M. Box 161. 
No. 2 Pearl place. Owned by Albert Bowker; loss, $22; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Peter McCarthy, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 17th, 6-04 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 59 Milk st. Owned by Jacob Sleeper; occupied by Worthley Downes 
& Co., as rubber goods ; insurance, $37,000 : originated in basement ; cause, 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 4-54 A.M. Box 565. 
Abattoir Grounds. Owned by Butchers' Slaughtering and Melting Asso- 
ciation; loss, $156; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. W. Smith, as planing 
mill; loss, $50; insurance, $4,000; originated in boiler-room; extended to 
1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 6-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 52 Bunker-Hill st. Owned by J. Stone ; occupied by Moulton Asso- 
ciates, as club-room ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, cigar in sawdust spittoon. 

Thursday, 20th, 2-54 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 93 Hampden st. Owned by John Lane; loss, $3; occupied by John 
Lane, as stable ; originated on the outside ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
Monadnock st. Owned by Reuben Rich ; loss, $25 ; occupied by Reuben 
Rich, as blacksmith ; loss, $100 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to entire 
building; cause, supposed set by boys. 

Saturday, 22d, 2-23 A.M. Still. 
No. 487 Washington st. Owned by Charles Blake ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$60,000; occupied by J. S. Healey et als., as store, efc. ; loss, $50; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause, leaky gas-jet. 

Saturday, 2 2d, 6-31 A.M. Box 454. 
No. 10 Beacham st. Owned by M. Hern ; insurance, $600 ; occupied by 
M. Hern, as dwelling; insurance, $200; originated in chimney; cause, soot 
in chimney taking fire. 

Saturday, 22d, 0-h P. 31. Box 62. 
No. 33 Carver st. Owned by Mary E. Nagle ; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Mary E. Nagle, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, boiling 
over kettle of fat. 

Saturday, 22d, 2-26 P. 31. Still. 
Nos. 13 and 15 Tremont st. Occupied by Codman & Shurtleff, as store, 
etc. ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-30 P. 31. Box 28. 
No. 40 Clinton st. Owned by A. Walker; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by A. Walker & Co., as oil store; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
careless use of lighted lamp. 

Sunday, 23d, 10-09 P. 31. Box 53. 
No. 558 to 568 Washington st. Owned by John C. Gray; loss, $862; 
insurance, $65,000 ; occupied by J. H. Pray Sons & Co. etals., as carpets, etc. ; 
loss, $15,000; insurance, $250,000; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 24th, 10-42 A. 31. Box 73. 
No. 318 Shawmut ave. Owned by Samuel Brown ; loss, $145 ; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by Mrs. Dearborn, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,200 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 



Appendix. 33 

Tuesday, 25th, 9-38 A.M. Box 216. 

No. 286 Euggles st. Owned by Robert Treat Paine ; loss, $448 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. A. Martin, as dwelling; loss, $300; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 26th, 7-17 A.M. Box 154. 
No. 7 Paris court. Owned by Hannah Cady ; occupied by Hannah Cady, 
as dwelling; loss, $22; insurance, $300; originated on 2d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6 P.M. Box 578. 

Bigelow ST. Owned by Geo. O. Allen: loss, $1,400; insurance, $2,500; 
unoccupied dwelling; originated on 2d floor; extended to roof; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Thursday, 27th, 0-46 P.M. Still. 
Seventh st., between D and E. Load of waste on caravan; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Thursday, 27th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Oneida st. Owned by T. Kelleher; occupied by several parties 
as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Thursday, 27th, 5-074 P-M. Box 17. 

No. 80 Union st. Owned by St. Andrew's Lodge, F. & A. M. ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $40,000; occupied by Horton Bros., as trunk factory; loss, $143; 
insurance, $5,000; originated in basement; cause, explosion of gas. Re- 
marks : Mr. Temple, an employe in the store, was severely burned, and died 
the same evening. 

Friday, 28th, 0-36h P.M. Box 42. 

No. 4 Hamilton place. Owned by C. U. Cotting; occupied by Dr. Dick- 
enson et als., as offices, etc.; insurance, $2,000; originated in passage-way; 
cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Friday, 28th, 1-15 P. 31. Still. 
Shawmdt ave. and Pleasant st. Excelsior in street; cause unknown. 

Friday, 28th, 8-12 P.M. Box 425. 
No. 32 Lexington st. Owned by W. S. Allen; loss, $13; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. F. Ward, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; originated in attic; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 29th, 8 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 16 N. Market st. Owned by Chamberlin heirs; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $8,000 ; occupied by H. F. Paul, as dining-saloon ; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Sunday, 30th, 5-53h A.M.; 6-Olh. A.M. Box 17. 
Nos. 31 and 33 Fulton st. Owned by 0. B. Brown; loss, $1,380; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by J. A. Harmon, sausages; loss, $1,645; insurance, 
$700; Niles Bros., pork dealers ; insurance, $9,(J00; originated on 4th floor; 
extended to 3d floor; cause unknown. 



NOVEMBER. 



Tuesday, 1st, 0-26 A.M. Box 45. 
No. 138 Federal st. Owned by C. Faulkner; occupied by Luce & Man- 
ning, as wool store; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Friday, 4th, 9-45 A.M. Box 82. 
No. 886 Harrison ave. Owned by Mary A. Marble; loss, $10; occupied 
by Tom Collins & Co., as junk store; loss, $6; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to roof; cause, defective stove-pipe. 



34 City Document No. 60. 

Friday, 4th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
Bowdoin square. Owned by Revere House Co.; loss, $12; insurance, 
$75,000; occupied by C. B. Ferrin, as hotel; loss, $64; insurance, $20,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 5th, 4-19h P.M. Box 14. 
Needless alarm. 

Saturday, 5th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 9 Jay ST. Owned by Chas. M. Little; loss, $19; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by R. Morrison, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Saturday, 5th, 3-21 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 192 Kneeland st. Owned by M. Doherty ; insurance, $30,000 ; oc- 
cupied by M. Doherty & Co., as liquors; insurance, $30,000; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, ignition of spirits from candle. 

Monday, 7th, 6-10 A.M. Box 19. 
No. 108 Union st. Owned by John A. Mendum; loss, .$200; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by P. H. Brady, as hotel; loss, $80; insurance, $1,400; 
originated on 2d floor; extended to 3d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 7th, 3-19 P.M. Box 157. 
No. 18 Decatur st. Needless alarm. 

Monday, 7th, 6-00 P.M. Still. 
No. 23 Cherry st. Owned by J. McCarthy; insurance, $000; occupied 
by J. McCarthy, as dwelling; loss, $12; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-21 P.M. Box 184. 
No. 258 Meridian st. Owned by B. T. Manson; loss, $125; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by R. B. Elliott, as dry goods; loss, $660; insurance, $8 0; 
George Turnbull, as tailor; loss, $30; Anna Cashman, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to 2d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-26 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 110 State st. Owned by Moses Williams; loss, $299; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Cold Blast Refrigerator Co.; loss, $427; insurance, 
$2,000; C. F. Nichols, as saloon ; loss, $50; insurance, $700; originated on 
2d floor; extended to 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 8-51 P.M. Box 184. 
No. 258 Meridian st. Owned by B. T. Manson ; occupied by Anna Cash- 
man, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rekindling. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-23 P.M. Box 78. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 10th, 7-59 A.M. Still. 
No. 69 Prince st. Owned by O. F. Tenney ; loss, $18; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by J. Oliver et als., as tenements ; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 10th, 5-06 P. M. Box 435. 
No. 425 Medfokd st. Owned by A. Waterman; occupied by S. W. Brown 
& Co., as furniture factory; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Saturday, 12th, 1-09 A.M. Box 79. 
No. 3 Exeter st. (Rear). Cause, hot ashes in barrel in yard. 



Appendix. 35 

Saturday, 12th, 9-35 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 697 Tremont st. Owned by B. S. Perry ; occupied by Miss Lether- 
bridge, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-57 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 34 Ward st. (Rear). Owned by H. Goldsmith; loss, $5; insurance, 
$536 ; occupied by several families, as dwellings ; loss, $2 ; originated in cellar ; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 13th, 5-38 P.M. Box 575. 
Abattoir grounds. Owned by Butchers' Slaughtering & Melting Associa- 
tion; loss, $10; occupied by same et als., as storage; loss, $5; originated in 
storage loft in hay; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 15th, 4-55 A.M. Box 351. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by E. J. Baker; loss, $25; occupied by J. H 
Bourne, as paint shop; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; extended to 2d 
floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 15th, 7-00 P.M. Still. 
No. 28 Charles st. Owned by Bryant heirs ; loss, $22 ; occupied by 
E. Hewitson et als., as paint shop and dwelling; insurance, $2,300; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 16th, 5-40 P.M. Box 67. 
Needless alarm. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
Atlantic ave. Owned by Foster's Wharf Corporation ; occupied by same, 
as storage ; loss, $1 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed careless smoker. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-01 P.M. Box 219. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 18th, 6-30, 6-40 A.M. Box 5. 
Nos. 120 & 124 Merrimac st. Owned by Tremont Temple Baptist Society; 
loss, $850; insurance, $10,000; occupied by J. H. Roberts, as machinery ; 
loss, $2,100; insurance, $5,000; E. Strain, as needles; loss, $1,647; insur- 
ance, $3,800; originated on 4th floor; extended to 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 20th, 4-30, 5-18, 7-05 P.M. Box 352. 
River st. Owned by John Conness ; loss, $2,750; insurance, $9,500; occu- 
pied by John Conness, as stable; loss, $500; insurance, $4,000; originated in 
west wing ; extended to main building ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 20th, 9-04h P.M. Box 521. 
Brookside ave. Owned by J. P. Shaw; loss, $248; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. P. Shaw, as lumber ; loss, $348 ; insurance, $800 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; extended to 2d ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 21st, 9-07 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 St. James ave. Owned by Gabriel Boos ; loss, $43 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Gabriel Boos, as dwelling; insurance, $4,000; origi- 
nated in basement ; extended to 1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 21st, 5-20, 6-04 P.M. Box 14. 
No. 48 Commercial wharf. Owned by Bacon heirs; loss, $1,802 
insurance, $17,000; occupied by George Russell, as flour mill; loss, $9,125 
insurance, $65,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; extended to 5th floor and roofs 
cause, supposed friction of machinery. 

Monday, 21st, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Dana place. Owned by J. L. Leonard; loss, $87; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by John L. Leonard, as dwelling; loss, $235; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed rats and matches. 



36 City Document No. 60. 

Monday, 21st, 6-40 P.M. Box 574. 

Western ate. Loss, $25 ; originated in hay-stack owned by Mr. Miller ; 
cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 21st, 8-16 P.M. Box 47. 
Export st. Owned by Henry A. Page; loss, $3,300; insurance, $10,000 
occupied by J. Burnett & Co., as essences and perfumery stores ; loss, $10,000 
insurance, $23,750; originated on 2d floor; extended to entire building 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Berlin and Benton sts. Owned by J. P. Green; loss, $6; occu- 
pied by J. Hurley, as stable; loss, $1 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, explo- 
sion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 22d, 2-06 A.M. Box 134. 
Tudor st., between D and E sts. Originated in pile of rubbish; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 22d, 3-16 P.M. Box 14. 
Commercial wharf. Owned by Sylvia Whelan ; originated on board 
schooner Sylvester ; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Wednesday, 23d, 9-33h, P-M. Box 78. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 23d, 10-52 P.M. Still. 
No. 22 Wall st. Owned by M. Moynehan ; occupied by G. W. Fairbanks, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 11 P.M. Still. 

No. 1166 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; occupied by J. 
Robertson, as hotel; loss, $18; insurance, $5,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 23d, 11-50 P. M. Still. 
Cor. Harrison ave. and Dover st. Owned by L. E. Hutchins : occu- 
pied by Miss Robbes, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Thursday, 24th, 0-37 A. 31. Still. 
No. 66 Salem st. Owned by W. A. Whitney, Agt. ; occupied by C. M. 
Hillson, as tin shop ; originated on first floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
box. 

Friday, 25th, 5-26 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 70 Tudor st. Owned by A. McGann; loss, $68 : insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by A. McGann, as dwelling ; loss, $32 ; insurance, $500 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 25th, 6-01 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 198 Vernon st. Owned by James Rorke ; occupied by J. White et 
als., as dwelling; loss, $1; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Friday, 25th, 7-31, 7-42k P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 16 to 22 Beverly st. Owned by R. H. Eddy; loss, $1,134; insur- 
ance, $13,000; occupied by C. A. Millen, as mouldings; loss, $3,309; insur- 
ance, $7,500; G. T. Burnham, as carpenter; loss, $706; insurance, $2,050; 
G. F. Crosby, as furniture; loss, $308; insurance, $1,000; G. E. Messer, 
loss, $65; insurance, $500. 

Nos. 29 to 33 Haverhill st. Owned by Peter C. Homer; loss, $325; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by New England Machine Co., as machinery; 
loss, $440; insurance, $9,000; T. M. Beal et als., as tables, etc. ; loss, $130; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor, Beverly street; extended to 
Haverhill street; cause' unknown. 



Appendix. 37 

Saturday, 26th, 8-33 P.M. Still. 
No. 184 W. Canton st. Owned by Miss Spencer ; loss, $40; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by Miss S. Cole, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $1,850; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective fire-place. 

Saturday, 26th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 64 Chapman st. Owned by Mary A. Morton; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by C. G. Bickford, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-53 P. 31. Still. 
No. 4 Batterymarch st. Owned by W. Appleton heirs ; loss, $198; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by Jones & Co., et als., as printers, etc.; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; extended to 2d floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Sunday, 27th, 9-43 A.M. Still. 
No. 71 Pitts st. Owned by J. Ryan ; occupied by J. Mehan, as liquor 
store ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, fire in sawdust spittoon. 

Sunday, 27th, 11-21 A. M. Box 17. 
No. 100 Hanover st. Owned by A. L. & W. A. Haskell; loss, $1,152; 
insurance, $58,450; occupied by A. L. Haskell & Son, as bedding; loss, 
$1,889; insurance, $25,500; F. Crosby, as carpets ; insurance, $20,000; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 27th, 2-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 116 Silver st. Owned by John McMahon; occupied by J. McMahon, 
as wood-yard; originated on first floor; cause, supposed incendiary, 

Monday, 28th, 6-57h P-3I. Box 42. 
Needless alarm. 

3Ionday, 28th, 10-18 P.M. Box 26. 
Cambridgeport. Cause, call for assistance. 

Monday, 28th, 10-49 A.31. Box 17. 
No. 63 Salem st. Owned by A. Finbarg; loss, $198; insurance, $8,000; 
N. Finklestein; loss, $22; insurance, $5,000; occupied by A. Wolfstein et 
als., as dwellings; loss, $50; originated on fifth floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 29th, 5-43 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 323 Washington st. Owned by Greenough estate ; loss, $352 ; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by Bartlett & Butrnan, as cutlery; loss, $4,250; 
insurance, $8,000; H. Averill, as brushes; loss, $25; insurance, $5,500; J. 
H. Pray & Son, shoe store; loss, $50; insurance, $3,000; originated on 
second floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 29th, 3-51 P.M. Box 461. 
No. 3 Sherman st. Cause, burning of kettle of tar in street. 



DECEMBER. 

Thursday, 1st, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Dartmouth place. Owned by C. W. Bradbury; occupied by C. 
W. Bradbury, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 1st, 10-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 17 Newbern st. Owned by Winifred Homer; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by George Isles, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



38 City Document No. 60. 

Friday, 2d, 5-21h A.M. Box 52. 

No. 105 Summer st. Owned by Faxon Bros. ; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$80,000; occupied by Harvard Clock Co., as factory; loss, $743; insurance, 
$3,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of gas-jet. 

Friday, 2d, 8-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 79 Sumner st. Accidental alarm. 

Friday, 2d, 9-11 P.M. Box 521. 
Union ave. Owned by Daniel O'Brien ; occupied by Daniel O'Brien, as 
storehouse; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

■Friday, 2d, 10-16 P. 31. Box 513. 
Lamarxine, cor. op Botlston st. Owned by J. G. King, estate ; loss, 
$45 ; insurance, $800; occupied by B. A. Plumley, as grocery; loss, $251; 
insurance, $1,400; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 1-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Charlestown st. Owned by Joshua M. Sears ; occupied by D. 
Farren, as furniture; loss, $25; insurance, $500; originated on 8d floor; 
cause, supposed defective stove. 

Saturday, 3d, 6-10 P. 31. Still. 
Bedford, cor. of Kingston st. Cause, fire in rubbish left burning by 
the workmen. 

Sunday, 4th, 1-35 A.M. Box 156. 
No. 10 Liverpool st. (Rear). Owned by E. Knights ; loss, $50; unoc- 
cupied dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; extended to 3d floor ; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Sunday, 4th, 5-05 P. 31. Box 173. 
Cor. Knox and Falcon st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; loss, $395 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Richard Beeching, as cork factory ; loss, $2,750; 
insurance, $8,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 4th, 6-14 P.3I. Box 521. 
Brookside ave. Owned by J. P. Shaw; loss, $849; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. P. Shaw, as carpenter; loss, $952; insurance, $800; originated 
on 1st floor; extended to entire building; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 4th, 10-14h P.M. Box 4. 
Needless alarm ; smoke from chimney. 

Monday, 5th, 4-13 P.M. Box 313. 
Buttonwood st. Owned by A. McCacklin ; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by J. Harrington, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children playing with matches. 

Monday, 5th, 7-084 P. 31. Box 38. 
Long wharf. Owned by Long Wharf Corporation ; occupied by Phila- 
delphia S.S. Co., as storage; originated under the building; cause, ignition 
of gas. 

Monday, 5th, 7-41 P. 31. Box 523. 
Burroughs st. Owned by Benjamin May; loss, $50; occupied by J. 
Robinette, as stable ; loss, $50 ; originated on the outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 6th, 9-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Murray court. Owned by Mrs. E. Wheeler ; occupied by Mrs. 
M. White, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children playing with 

Tuesday, 6th, 4-50 P. 31. Box 212. 
E. Chester park and Albany st. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $10 ; 
occupied by City of Boston, as tool-house for Sewer Department; loss, $15; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, lighted match thrown in paper. 



Appendix. 39 

Wednesday, 7th, 9-56 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 170 Harrison ave. Owned by John Cotton; loss, $116; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by John Cotton, as paints; loss, $119; insurance, $8001 
originated on first floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 8th, 6-30, 6-40 P. 31. Box 214. 
No. 2000 Washington st. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. Co. ; loss, 
$2,752; insurance, $9,000; occupied by Metropolitan R.R. Co., as stable; 
loss, $2,443; insurance, $16,000; originated in hay-loft; extended to entire 
building ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 7-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 302 Lexington st. Owned by P. McGuire ; occupied by H. McCaf- 
ferty, as dwelling; loss, $11; originated on second floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 11-38 P.31. Box 182. 
No. 129 Sumner st. Owned by Hill & Wright; loss, $125; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Hill & Wright, as coopers; loss, $570; insurance, 
$4,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to second floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-19 A.M. Box 37. 
No. 24 Central wharf. Owned by Nathan dishing ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Cox, Wilson, & Co., as ship stores ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, cigar in wooden spittoon. 

Saturday, 10th, 9-01 A. 31. Box 232. 
No. 276 Dudley st. Owned by Donald Kennedy; occupied by S. B. 
Noyes, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire; needless. 

Saturday, 10th, 0-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 75 and 76 India st. Owned by Central Wharf Co.; loss, $10; 
insurance, $125; occupied by J. A. Verge & Son, as coopers; loss, $30; 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 10th, 1-42 P.31. Box 23. 
No. 7 Bowdoin square. Owned by R. G. Shaw estate; loss, $353; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by R. Philbrick, as boarding-house; loss, 
$129; insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-11 P.M. Box 415. 
Fitchburg R.R. yard. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Corporation; occu- 
pied by Fitchburg R.R. Co., as switch-house; originated inside; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-15 P.31. Still. 
Wyoming st. (Rear). Originated in wood-land of J. French; cause, set 
by boys. 

Saturday, 10th, 6-45 P.31. Box 14. 
No. 1 Commercial wharf. Owned by Commercial Wharf Corporation ; 
loss, $27; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Lewis & Murch, as sail-loft; loss, 
$40; insurance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 11th, 8-07 A. 31. Box 341. 
Union st. Owned by Margaret Reed; occupied by John Fardy et als., as 
dwelling; originated under 1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 11th, 2-02 P. 31. Box 453. 
No. 520 Main st. Owned by Philip Ham; loss, $50; occupied by 
William Fernald, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; extended to 2d floor ; 
cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 11th, 2-10 P.31. Still. 
No. 326 Sumner st. Owned by A. W. Putnam ; occupied by A. W. Put- 
nam, as grocery; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 



40 City Document No. 60. 

Monday, 12th, 8-27 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 245 Tremont st. Owned by C. W. Galloupe; loss, $111; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by W. & T. Hill, as hotel; loss, $1-14; insurance, 
$13,500; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Monday, 12th, 11-28 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 21 Wareham st. Owned by J. W. Coburn; occupied by Cyrus 
Flint, as sash and blinds ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 13th, 4 A.M. Box 35. 
Cause, steam mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Tuesday, 13th, 7-11 P.M. Still. 
No. 79 Sumner st. Accidental ; automatic call. 

Wednesday, 14th, 1 A.M. Still. 
No. 221 Washington st. Owned by Chas. Robbins; occupied by Balti- 
more & Ohio R.R., as office ; cause, gas-jet left burning. 

Wednesday, 14th, 7-10 A.M. Box 527. 
Jamaica st. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. Co. ; occupied by Met. R.R. 
Co., as stable ; originated in manure pit ; needless alarm. 

Thursday, 15th, 1-51 A.M. Box 4. 
Eastern R.R. Freight-yard. Originated in top of the car ; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Thursday, 15th, 9-49 P.M. Box 21. 
Nos. 8 and 10 Bowker st. Owned by Ashcroft Mfg. Co.; loss, $272; 
insurance, $35,000; occupied by Ashcroft Mfg. Co., as steam-gauge manu- 
factory; loss, $450; insurance, $77,000; originated in basement; extended 
to first floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 15th, 7-35 P. 31. Still. 
No. 41 Wall st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; occupied byF. A. Bean et als., 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 1-49 A.M. Box 75. 
No. 425 Shawmut ave. Owned by Mrs. Loud; loss, $195; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by L. A. Cliff, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated in base- 
ment; extended to 1st floor ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Sunday, 18th, 3-24 P.M. Still. 
No. 22 Beach st. (Rear). Cause, burning waste in the alley-way. 

Monday, 19th, 5-03 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 245 Friend st. Owned by Prosser & Co. ; occupied by Herdic Coach 
Co., as stable; cause, fall of the building; needless. 

Monday, 19th, 9-51 P.M. Box 52. 
No. 15 South st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Tuesday, 20th, 11-34 A.M. Box 19. 
Nos. 65 and 67 Haverhill st. Owned by S. T. Parker ; loss, $875 ; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by John Quinn, as dining-saloon ; loss, $209 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; Wassenius & Dusseault, cabinet-makers; loss, $140; insurance, 
$800; J. W. Harmon, spirit levels ; loss, $112; insurance, $1,000 ; Turner & 
Newhall, pattern-makers; loss, $1,000; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d 
floor ; extended to 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 11-07 P.M. Box 537. 
South st. Owned by G. S. Seaverns ; loss, $20; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by J. D. Colburn et als., as store, etc.; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 



Appendix. 41 

Wednesday, 21st, 4-45 P.M. Box 523. 
Accidental alarm. 

Wednesday, 21st, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
Green st. Owned by Mr. Cobleigh ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 22d, 4-40 A.M. Box 6. 
No. 1 Barton place. Owned by Chas. Batchelder; occupied by Chas. 
Batchelder, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Thursday, 22d, 7-14 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 87 and 89 Blackstone st. Owned by Edwin Bruce; loss, $18; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Taunton Iron Works, as office ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $8,000; originated in basement; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 123 Centre st. Owned by Mrs. Pratt; occupied by T. J. Buckley, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Friday, 23d, 5 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 85 Portland st. Owned by W. A. Prescott; occupied by Robertson, 
Tenney, & Co., furniture; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of lamp 
igniting can of varnish. 

Friday, 23d, 11-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 128 Oliver St. (Rear). Originated in packing-boxes in alley- way ; 
cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 24th, 2-45 A.M. Box 356. 
Ashmont st. Owned by Chas. H. Dodge; loss, $1,800; insurance, $500; 
Nathan Carruth ; loss, $800 ; occupied by C. H. Dodge, as stable, etc. ; loss, 
$900 ; City of Boston, as ( greenhouse ; originated in Mr. Dodge's store-house ; 
extended to 6table, greenhouse, and carriage-shed ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 24th, 00-7 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 137 D st. Owned by W. Gleason ; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by P. Shue et als., as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, de- 
fective flue. 

Sunday, 25th, 2-30 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 10 Smith-st. place. Owned by J. F. Marston ; occupied by Mrs. 
Murray, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in closet; cause, children playing 
with matches. 

Sunday, 25th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Lexington st. Owned by estate of Sarah Dunbar ; loss, $?5 ; 
insurance $1,600; occupied by D. Wolsteinholm, as dwelling; loss, $80; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4 A.M. Still. 

No. 358 Federal st. Owned by Preston & Merrill ; occupied by S. 
Mildram, as blacksmith; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Wednesday, 28th, 0-40 P.M., 0-47 P.M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by McNeil Bros. ; loss, $849 ; insurance, 
$6,300; occupied by McNeil Bros., as planing-mill ; loss, $2,413 ; insurance, 
$3,700; Bugbee & Spooner, as planing-mill ; "loss, $100; insurance, $2,100; 
N. E. Casket Co., as factory; loss, $1,802; insurance, $7,000; originated on 
3d floor; extended to 4th; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 28th, 5-47 P.M. Box 84. 
Bald-win st. Owned by Mrs. Ann Moore ; loss, $31 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John Will, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



42 City Document No. 60. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-51 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 19 Waeehaji st. Owned by N. Cummings ; occupied by J. T. 
Brown, as sashes and blinds ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from 
blower. 

Thursday, 29th, 9-24 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 70 and 72 Beverly st. Owned by James Wight; loss, $20; 
insurance, 810,000; occupied by E. A. Gillet et als., as wheelwright; insur- 
ance, §13,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 30th, 1-36 A.M. Box 12. 
No. 35 Charlestovtn st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid estate; occupied 
by Holmes, Blanchard, & Co., as blacksmiths; originated on 5th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 30th, 8-46 A.M. Box 462. 
Rutherford ate. Owned by M. Callahan; loss, $15; occupied by M. 
Callahan, as junk store ; loss, $30; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 



JA1NTTARY, 1882. 

Sunday, 1st, 0-04 A.M. Box 167. 

Plummer's Wharf, foot of Everett st. Owned by Geo. H. Hum- 
mer; loss, $300; occupied by Bay State Halibut Co., as fish-house; loss, 
$2,400; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 2-59% A.M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by Eliza S. Hill; loss, $141; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by W. E. Rentz, as dwelling; loss, $50; C. H. Hill, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 9 A.M. Box 36. 
City Hall, Boston. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $50; occupied by 
City of Boston, as public offices; loss, $2,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
defective flue. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-30 P.M. Box 162. 

No. 214 Havre st. (Rear). Owned by M. Fitzgerald; occupied by M. 
Fitzgerald, as junk store and stable; originated on 2d floor: cause, overheated 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-06 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 24 Chauncy st. Owned by S. E. Brackett; loss, $147; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Jeffrey Brothers et als., as picture-frames, etc.; loss, 
$2,000; insurance $37,200; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 4-05 A.M. Box 45. 

Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Thursday, 5th, 10-15 A.M. Box 4. 

Boston & Lowell Railroad track. Owned by B. & L. Railroad; loss, 
$2,000; insurance, $1,500; occupied by B. & L. Railroad, as passenger car; 
originated in the car ; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 6th, 10-07 A.M. Box 241. 
No. 4 Walnut ave. Owned by Donald Kennedy; occupied by Chas. G. 
Davis, as provisions; originated in basement; cause, leaky gas-pipe. 

Friday, 6th, 9-55% P.M. Box 213. 
No. 57 Norfolk ave. Owned by Globe Nail Co. ; occupied by Globe Nail 
Co., as rolling-mill; originated on 1st floor; cause, carelessness, wood too 
near stove. 



Appendix. 43 

Saturday, 7th, 1-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 17 Batterymarch st. Owned by H. W. Cushing heirs ; loss, 
$130; insurance, $25,000; occupied by D. H. Ham et ah., as offices; loss, 
$75; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 7th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 588 Albany st. Owned by S. S. Rowe; occupied by H. Snelling & 
Co., as coal wharf ; originated in coal pile; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 8th, 1-41 A.M. Box 567. 
North Beacon st. Owned by Goodenough & Brown ; loss, $6,379 ; in- 
surance, $13,000; occupied by Goodenough & Brown, as factory; loss, 
$23,500; insurance, $23,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective chim- 
ney, supposed. 

Monday, 9th, 8-31h P.M. Box 212. 
No. 811 Albany st. Owned by William Manning; loss, $45; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by D. Cashman, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 57 Beacon st. Owned by E. H. Browne ; occupied by J. H. Allen, 
as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5-06 P. 31. Box 69. 
No. 377 Albany st. Owned ty J. F. Paul & Co. ; loss, $123; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by John Wilson & Co., as sewing-machines; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; cause, ignition of benzine. Re- 
marks : J. Keegan, an employe, was severely burned about the hands and face. 

Thursday, 12th, 0-17 A.M. Box 46. 
No. 9 Central st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, $1,163; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by W. H. Chessman, as chemicals; loss, $2,000; insurance, 
$6,000; J. H. Davidson, as broker; loss, $150; insurance, $250; A. F. 
Leman,as commission merchant; loss, $150; originated on 1st floor; extended 
to 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 12th, 6-58 P.M. Box 36. 
Sherman House, Court square. Owned by Thomas L. Smith ; loss, 
$800 ; insurance, $80,000 ; occupied by Thomas L. Smith, as hotel ; loss, 
$300; originated on 6th floor ; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-32h P.M. Box 65. 
No. 168 Albany st. (Rear). Owned by B. & A. R.R. Corporation; loss, 
$50; insurance, $250; occupied by B. & A. R.R., as tool-house; loss, $15; 
originated on 1st floor ; extended to 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 13th, 8-32 A.M. Box 212. 
" No. 48 Hampden st. Owned by William Manning ; occupied by T. Bren- 
nen, as dwelling; loss, $8; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing 
with matches. 

Friday, 13th, 3-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Winthrop square. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Monday, 16th, 9-34h A.M. Box 131. 
No. 415 East Eighth st. Owned by William Piech ; loss, $5; occupied 
by William Piech et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 8-00 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Everett st. Owned by R. A. O'Brien ; occupied by J. Page 
et als., as dwelling; originated in cellar; cause, thawing water-pipes. 



44 City Document No. 60. 

Wednesday, 18th, 6-45 P.M. Box 47. 
No. 361 Atlantic ave. Owned by D. W. Foster; loss, $3,300; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by M. A. Ring & Son, as paper stock; loss, $7,578; in- 
surance, $8,400; James Bliss, as grocer; loss, $3,494; insurance, $8,000; 
Pierce & Thompson, as blacking; loss, $3,685; insurance, $3,000; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 5-5Sh P.M. Box 13. 
No. 131 North st. Owned by Charles G. Ayers ; loss, $137; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by W. Toothman, as junk-dealer; loss, $150; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 20th, 6-43 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 115 Chauncy st. Owned by Homans estate; loss, $180; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Bright & Co., as cloaks; loss, $2,700; insurance, 
$8,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 20th, 9-31 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 29 Court st. Owned by Mrs. S. S. Fay; loss, $25; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by " Advertiser," as newspaper office; J. H. Wright, as 
office ; loss, $50 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 20th, 10-43h, 11-07 P.M. Box 69. 
Nos. 486 to 498 Harrison ave. Owned by Charles H. Bacon; loss, 
$1,735; insurance, $20,000; occupied by Rodgers, as pianos, etc. ; loss, $500; 
Bourne & Co., as pianos, etc. ; loss, $113; insurance, $4,000; Young & Co., 
as planing-mill ; loss, $450 ; insurance, $7,000 ; Burrill & Dennett, as case 
makers; loss, $3,500; insurance, $4,000; N. S. Wilber, as carpenter; loss, 
$50; J. A. Spike et als., as tools; loss, $20; insurance, $250; C. P. Con- 
quest, as tools and work ; loss, $200 ; insurance, $500 ; W. F. Towns, as 
printer ; loss, $65 ; insurance, $600 ; originated on 4th floor ; extended to 
roof; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 21st, 8-32 P.M. Box 454. 
No. 3 Carroll court. Owned by John Carroll; occupied by J. Carroll 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 22d, 10-30\ P.M. Box 341. 
South st., Commercial Point. Cause, needless alarm, smoke mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 23d, 5-34 P.M. Box 142. 
Nos. 386 and 390 First st. Owned by James Whitney; occupied by 
Lewis & Lane, as terra-cotta works ; originated on 2d story ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 5-54 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 23 Carter st. Owned by Ellen Welch ; loss, -$325 ; insurance, $12,- 
000 ; occupied by Benj. Wirnders et als., as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $250 ; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 23d, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Pemberton square. Owned by E. Francis estate; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by National Tube Works, as office; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, overheated soapstone stove. 

Tuesday, 24th, 1-47 A.M. Box 575. 
Coolidge ave., Watertown. Cause, fire out of town. 

Tuesday, 24th, 3-29, 3-43 A.M. Box 325. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by Dr. Blanchard et als.; loss, $1,510; insur- 
ance, $6,500; occupied by several families as dwellings, etc.; loss, $2,200; 
insurance, $2,310; originated in south end of block; extended to adjoining 
house ; cause, overheated stove, supposed. 



Appendix. 45 

Tuesday, 24th, 6-55 A.M. Box 24. 
Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. Needless. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-13h A.M. Box 71. 
No. 10 Lawrence st. Owned by Mrs. Mary Clark ; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by D. N. Caton, as dwelling; loss, $88; insurance, $500; 
Anton Bentz, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; extended to roof ; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 25th, 0-06 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 416 Tremont st. Owned by J. R. Bassett; loss, $25; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by George F. Kendall, as hotel ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$3,300 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 25th, 0-50 P. 31. Box 428. 
Chelsea st. Owned by Oriental Oil Company ; loss, $600 ; insurance, 
$1,330 ; occupied by Oriental Oil Co., as cooper shop ; loss, $1,588 ; insurance, 
$886 ; originated on lower floor ; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 11-36 P.M. Box 75. 
No. 125 West Brookline st. Owned by John Palmer; loss, $596; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Win, Geary, as mason; loss, $50; insurance, 
$500; T. H. Duggan, as plumber; loss, $50; insurance, $800; E. Welsh & 
Co., as carpenters ; loss, $250; insurance, $800; C. H. Sefton, as painter ; 
loss, $295; insurance, $500; originated in basement; extended to roof; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 27th, 9-50 P.M. Box 521. 
Green st. Owned by Henry Dudley; loss, $25; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by C. H. Whittemore, as grain ; loss, $100 ; insurance, $2,000 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-48 P. 31. Box 534. 
Newbury st. Owned by Mrs. Allen ; occupied by Adam Shultz, as dwell- 
ing; originated on 1st floor; cause, accidental boiling over of kettle of 
cement. 

Sunday, 29th, 5-07 P. 31. Box 8. 

No. 204 Friend st. Owned by Woodward heirs ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 

$300 ; occupied by Peter_Graham, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause unknown. 



FEBRUARY. 

Wednesday, 1st, 0-51 and 0-56 A.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 65 and 67 Union st. Owned by Simmons estate; loss, $1,975; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by C. D. Cobb & Bros., grocers; loss, $14,596; 
insurance, $16,500; Cochran & McLean, picture-frames; loss, $5,856; in- 
surance, $5000. 

Nos. 61, and 63 Union st. Owned by Simmons estate; loss, $148; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by C. D. Cobb & Bros., grocers. 

Nos. 69 and 75 Union st. Owned by J. J. Raynor; loss, $36; insurance, 
$20,000; no damage to contents. 

Nos. 148 and 150 Hanover st. Owned by T. J. Whidden ; loss, $285; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by C. Bowker, dry goods; loss, $500; insurance, 
$3,000; J. Cahill, spring beds; loss, $30 ; insurance, $1,700. 

Nos. 140 to 144 Hanover st. Owned by Simmons estate ; loss, $22 ; 
insurance, $18,000; occupied by P. P. Redigan, shoes; loss, $10; insurance, 
I; originated on 1st floor; extended to 3d floor; cause unknown. 



46 City Document No. 60. 

Wednesday, 1st, 1-37 A.M. Box 325. 
Adams st. and Doechester ate. Owned by J. H. Robinson ; loss, $594: 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by C. H. Hathaway, as grocery; loss, $1,170 
insurance, $1,800; D. J. Sewall, apothecary; loss, $27; insurance, $3,000 
Sportsman's Club, club-room ; loss, $25 ; Postal Service, as office ; loss, $25 
originated on 1st floor ; extended to 2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 27 Leterett st. Owned by Hill heirs ; occupied by F. A. Nichols, 
as tenement ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 2d, 4 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 3J Parkman st. Owned by Ira Litchfield ; loss, $50 ; occupied by 
L. Purnell, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 3d, 11-43 P. 31. Box 156. 
Nos. 45 to 49 Border st. Owned by John M. Clark; loss, $851; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by Simeon Alexander, as tobacconist ; loss, $1,750; 
insurance, $3,600; Chas. Anderson, as dwelling; loss, $450; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 5-24 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 22 Rochester st. Owned byT. Leddy; loss, $12; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by T. Leddy, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-08 P. 31. Box 323. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by E. M. Haggerty; loss, $544; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by John Haggerty, as blacksmith ; loss, $215; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; extended to roof; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 5th, 0-5 A. 31. Still. 
No. 37 Blossom st. Owned by Dr. Haven ; loss on building and contents, 
$227; insurance on building and contents, $6,500; occupied as nursery; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, candle igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 5th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 83 Maverick st. Owned by Wm. J. Hallett; occupied by James E. 
Cram, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, bedclothing taking fire from 
stove. 

Monday, 6th, 5-04 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 108 Warrenton st. Owned by Dr. Phelps ; occupied by several 
parties, as dwellings; originated on 2d floor; cause, woman's clothes taking 
fire from stove. Remarks : Mrs. Mary Wall was so badly burned that she 
died the same day. 

Tuesday, 7th, 4 P. 31. Still. 
No. 22 Second st. Owned by Patrick Lally ; loss, 13 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by M. O'Conner et als., as dwellings; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 8th, 2-58 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Stoddard st. Owned by J. C. Currier ; occupied by H. R. Morse, 
as mason; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause, careless smoker. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8 P. 31. Still. 
No. 88 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by J. S. Fay; loss, $242; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by J. S. Fay, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8-16 P. 31. Still. 
Fitchburg R.R. Yard. Occupied by H. Harrington, as freight car; 
loss, $20; originated in car of N. Y. & N. E. R.R. ; cause, overheated stove. 



Appendix. 47 

Wednesday, 8th, 9-10 P.M. Box 19. 
Washington and Union st. Owned by Mary E. Bird ; loss, $124 ; in- 
surance, $1,200 ; occupied by A. W. Clarke, as rubber goods; loss, $183; 
insurance, $400; J. E. Rowe, fruit-dealer; loss, $50; insurance, $250; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 9-09 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 8 Lowell st. Owned by P. O'Donald; loss, $212; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by J. Malley et als., as dwelling; loss, $250; originated on 3d floor; 
extended to 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 3 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 Steeling st. Owned by Charlestown Five-Cent Savings-Bank ; 
loss, $25; insurance, $4,500; occupied by J. C. Merriam, as dwelling; loss, 
$1 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Friday, 10th, 8-10 P.M. Box 97. 

No. 55 Beacon st. Owned by Gordon Dexter ; occupied by Gordon Dex- 
ter, as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Friday, 10th, 8-24, 8-51 P.M. Box 39. 

No. 577 Washington st. Owned by Edward Bangs; loss $5,577; in- 
surance, $40,000; occupied by Doe, Hunnewell, & Co., as furniture; loss, 
$39,222; insurance, $65,500 ; originated in basement ; extended to 2d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 9 P.M. Still. 

Centre st. Owned by Mrs. Georges ; occupied by Mrs. Georges et als., 
as dwellings ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot taking Are. 

Sunday, 12th, 0-39 A.M. Box 8. 
No. 24 Sudbury st. Owned by Wm. Sohier, trustee; loss, $175; in- 
surance, $20,500 ; occupied by J. J. Hillman, as harnesses; loss, $650; in- 
surance, $5,000; W. P. Sargent, as carriages; loss, $150 i insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; extended to 2d and 4th floors ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 13th, 7-32 A.M. Box 62. 
Providence R.R. Yard. Owned by Providence R.R. Company ; loss, $200 ; 
insurance, $200 ; occupied as passenger-car ; originated in the car ; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 14th, 9-30 A. 31. Still. 
No. 2 Prentice place. Owned by Williams & Suter, trustees ; loss, 
$215; insurance, $2,500; occupied by Patrick Shine, as dwelling; loss, $125; 
insurance, $600; originated on 1st floor; extended to 2d floor ; cause, care- 
less use of matches. 

Tuesday, 14th, 6-1 5 P. M. Still. 
No. 576 E. Third st. Owned by Patterson heirs ; occupied by Bradt 
et als., as dwellings ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 14th, 10-57h P.M. Box 156. 
Lton & Dufet's wharf. Owned by E. B. Wildes et als. ; occupied by 
E. B. Wildes et als., as tow-boat " Helen Brown "; loss, $2,476; insurance, 
$2,500; originated near boiler in hold; extended to entire boat; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 15th, 4-56 A.M. Box 46. 
No. 153 Milk st. Owned by Valentine & Homer; loss, $231 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by H. M. Mason, as cigars; loss, $1,700; insurance, $6,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; extended to 3d floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
box. 

Wednesday, 15th, 10-23\ P.M. Box 215. 
Nos. 10 and 12 Burke st. Owned by Patterson & Lavender; loss, $329 ; 
insurance, $3,200; occupied by Patterson & Lavender, as furniture; loss, 



48 City Document No. 60. 

$4,352; insurance, $3,250; originated on 3d floor; extended to 4th floor; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 16th, 8-40 A.M. Box 75. 
No. 125 W. Brookline st. Owned by J. Palmer; loss, $500; insurance, 
$203 ; occupied by T. H. Duggan, as plumber ; loss, $898 ; insurance, $608 ; C. 
H. Sefton, as painter ; loss, $13 1 ; insurance, $(!00 ; Edw. Walsh, as carpenter ; 
loss, $40; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, carelessness. 

Thursday, 16th, 0-17 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 82 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $42; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by A. W. Abrams, as wire-brush ; loss, $300; Ingalls & Ken- 
dricken, as heating apparatus; loss, $100; insurance, $17,500; Herman 
Stratten ; loss, $105; insurance, $7,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
ignition of naphtha. 

Saturday, 18th, 3-07 A.M. Box 198. 
Out of the city. Cause, call for assistance from Chelsea. 

Saturday, 18th, 5-12 P.M. Box 176. 
No. 3 Pope st. (Rear). Owned by F. Reddick; loss, $65; insurance, 
$300; occupied by F. Reddick, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, §800; 
originated on 1st story ; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 19th, 0-50 A.M. Box 319. 
Clapp st. Owned by Oakes Ames estate; loss, $850; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by John Thompson, as dwelling; loss, $300; originated on 
1st floor; extended to roof ; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 20th, 0-47 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 5 Blossom st. Owned by John Worster; loss, $122; insurance, 
$5,718; occupied by Wm. Carney, as grocery; loss, $27; insurance, $600; 
originated in basement; extended to 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 20th, 10-38h P.M. Box 39. 
No. 173 Tremont st. Owned by N. E. Mutual Life Ins. Co. ; loss, $144; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by M. Englehardt, as restaurant; loss, $275; 
insurance, $5,500; originated on 5th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 22d, 5-29 A.M. Box 48. 
No. 272 Federal st. Owned by Wm. F. Wade & Son; loss, $500; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by J. S. Hobbs & Co., as lime-shed; loss, $700; in- 
surance, $750; A. Young, as lime-shed; loss, $750; insurance, $1,500; 
originated in the shed ; cause, slacking of lime. 

Saturday, 25th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Green st. Owned by L. H. Bennett heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by H. E. Lawrence, as dry goods; loss, $393; insurance, 
$1,300; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods. 

Sunday, 26th, 0-04 A. 31. Box 243. 
No. 199 Roxbury .st. Owned by J. A. Rogers; loss, $2,400; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. A. Rogers et als., as stables ; loss, $9,542; insurance, 
$12,100; originated on 1st floor; extended to adjoining buildings; cause un- 
known. 

Monday, 27th, 4-45 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 75 State st. Owned by Atlantic National Bank; loss, $60; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by Atlantic Bank et als., as offices ; originated on 6th floor ; 
cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 1-02 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 40 Boylston st. Owned by Samuel Little; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace. 



Appendix. 49 

Tuesday, 28th, 1-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 71 Broad st. Owned by Clark & Pigott estate ; occupied by 
Pigott & Son, as oils, etc. ; originated on 4th floor; cause, smoke mistaken 
for fire. 

Tuesday, 28th, 9-08 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 1113 Washington st. Owned by E. Tuckerman; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by McLean & Hopkins, as dry goods; loss, $581; 
insurance, $0,600; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods. 



MARCH. 



Thursday, 2d, 8-16 P.M. Box 14. 
No. 228 Commercial st. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation ; occupied 
by Mary A. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $60; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 3d, 2-40 A. 31. Box 182. 
Sumner st. Owned by Lyon Dupuy & Co. ; loss, $25 ; occupied by E. 
Payne, et als., as foundry; loss, $25 ; J. S. Pratt, as foundery ; loss, $57; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; originated 1st floor; extended to 2d ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 3d, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 Anderson st. Owned by Mr. Burnham ; occupied by R. Stevens, 
as coal-dealer; originated in basement; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 5th, 2-31h A.M. Box 17. 
No. 185 Hanover st. Owned by W. Minot, trustee; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by W. Grant, as liquors; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,750; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 5th, 9-05 A. 31. Box 87. 
No. 82 Lenox st. Owned by Union Carpet Lining Co. ; loss, $2 ; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by same, as factory; originated in basement ; cause, 
careless use of fire. 

Sunday, 5th, 3-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 104 Cabot st. Owned by Joseph Streck heirs; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 5th, 7-41 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 694 Washington st. Owned by W. H. Hill; loss, $598; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by F. E. Gould et als., as hats, caps, etc.; loss, $200; 
insurance, $171,000: originated, 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 6th, 11-10 A. 31. Box 13. 
No. 144 North st. Owned by J. Flagg; occupied by N. Patterson, as 
furniture ; originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of naphtha from stove. 

Monday, 6th, 1-37 P.M. Box 46. 
No. 119 Milk st. Owned by J. M. Sears; occupied by J. A. & W. Bird 
& Co., as drug-dealers ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of lighted 
match. 

Monday, 6th, 7-10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 85 Cabot st. Owned by Charles Seibert; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Chas. Seibert, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $8 JO; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-36 P.M. Box 575. 
Out op the Citt. Cause, fire in Watertown ice-houses. 



50 City Document No. 60. 

Wednesday, 8th, 2-23 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 115 Eliot st. Owned by A. Blood; insurance, $3,000; occupied by 
J. P. Taylor et als., as clothes-cleaner, etc.; loss, '$73; insurance, $1,100; 
originated 1st floor ; cause, hot coals from stove. 

Wednesday, 8th, 6-33 P. 31. Box 315. 
Howard ave. Owned by Mt. Pleasant Methodist Society ; occupied by 
same, as chapel ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, trimmings to gas fixtures 
taking fire. 

Wednesday, 8th, 11-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Morton st. Owned by M. Canny; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Annie Hendry, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 4th floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 4-24 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Tremont court. Owned by T. Murphy; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by T. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children playing with matches. 

. Friday, 10th, 4-42h P.M. Box 48. 
No. 268 Purchase st. Owned by T. Shaw & Bros. ; occupied by T. Shaw 
& Bros., as leather store; originated in basement; cause, explosion of gas. 

Saturday, 11th, 10 A.M. Still. 
Maverick st. Originated in coal-pile, Boston Forge Works ; cause, hot 
ashes in coal-pile. 

Saturday, 11th, 2-24h P.M. Box 6. 
No. 4 Spring st. Owned by Owen Tivnan ; insurance, $4,000; occupied 
by Owen Tivnan as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, accidental 
(spark in wood-pile). 

Saturday, 11th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
Bowdoin square. Owned by Charles F. Shimmin; occupied by J. H. 
M. Smith, as hotel ; insurance, $4,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition 
of sweeping from steam-pipe. 

Saturday, 11th, 7-25 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 67 Pitts st. Owned by J. Skilleys heirs ; loss, $5 ; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 1st, 2d, and 3d floors - r cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 12th, 8-23h P-M. Box 256. 
No. 181 Heath st. Owned by Henry Burditt; loss, $5 ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Henry Burditt, as barn ; loss, $1 ; originated on 2d floor - 7 cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 13th, 8-52 P.M. Box 421. 
Water st. Owned by Cook, Rymes, & Co. ; occupied by Cook, Rymes, 
& Co., as blacksmith shop; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 16th, ll-59h P.M., 0-9h A.M., the 17th. Box 157. 

Nos. 131 and 137 Border st. Owned by A. & J. McLaren; loss, $467; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by A. & J. McLaren, as joiners ; loss, $132; in- 
surance, $1,050; Hobson & Saflbrd, as mouldings; loss, $1,520; insurance, 
$1,250; originated in 2d story; extended to 3d story; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Friday, 17th, 9-10 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 176 Lincoln st. Owned by Monks estate; loss, $65; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Whittemore Bros. & Co., as ink factory; loss, $256; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 0-03 A.M. Still. 
No. 16 Rochester st. Owned by P. Collins; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Sheehan as- dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 51 

Saturday, 18th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 
Chickbking place. Cause, bonfire in vacant lot. 

Sunday, 19th, 0-30 P. 31. Box 46. 
No. 40 Pearl st. Owned by James Parker heirs ; loss, $65 ; insur- 
ance, $42,500; occupied by Telephone Despatch Company, as office; orig- 
inated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 22d, 2-44 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 32 Garden st. Owned by Loudon Bros. ; occupied by P. Nichols 
et als., as dwellings; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause, woman's 
clothing taking fire. Remarks : Mrs. Mary Nichols was so badly burned 
that she died the same evening. 

Wednesday, 22d, 3-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 28 School st. Owned by Second Universalist Society. Occupied 
byN. Harding el als., as office; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 22d, 4-54 P.M. Box 121. 
Corker B and West First sts. Owned by J. B. Mayo & Co. ; loss, 
$140; insurance, $3,240; occupied by J. B. Mayo & Co., as woollen mill; 
loss, $850; insurance, $2,190; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Wednesday, 2 2d, 6-24 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 64 Summer st. Owned by A. Billings ; loss, $935 ; insurance, 
$45,000; occupied by Weil, Dreyfus, & Co., as gentlemen's furnishing goods; 
loss, $52,761 ; insurance, $145,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 4-25 P.M. Box 215. 
No. 32 Cabot st. (Rear). Owned by L. H. Daloz ; loss, $20; occu- 
pied by L. H. Daloz, as dye-house; loss, $200; originated on 1st floor; 
extended to entire building ; cause, ignition of naphtha. 

Friday, 24th, 7 -2 6k P.M. Box 4. 
No. 133 Charlestown , st. Owned by W. Cummings; loss, $180; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by W. Cummings et als., as stable, etc.; loss, 
$50 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 25th, 11-35 A. M. Still. 
No. 26 Oxford st. Owned by E. B. Oliver; loss, $12; occupied by J. 
G. Bleyle, as dwelling; loss, $8; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use 
of lighted cigar. 

Saturday, 25th, 6-10 P.3L Still. 
No. 647 Main st. Owned by E. Fitz; loss, $3; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by E. Fitz, as grain store ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Saturday, 25th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 17 Beacham st. Owned by Monument Savings-Bank ; occupied by 
Mr. Quillan et als., as dwellings; originated in chimney; cause, soot in 
chimney. 

Saturday, 25th, 9-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Derne st. Owned by Thomas Inglis ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied 
by Thomas Inglis, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; cause, explosion of gas 
from furnace. 

Monday, 27th, 5-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 46 Beverly st. Owned by O. M. Wentworth; occupied by O. M. 
Wentworth, as marble works ; originated in basement ; cause, saw-dust used 
for fuel taking fire. 



52 City Document No. 60. 

Monday, 27th, 5-20 P.M. Box 175. 
No. 305 Bennington st. Owned by E. Doherty; occupied by E. Doherty, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 27th, 8-27 P.M. Box 162. 
No. 1 Davis court. Owned by Joseph Allen ; occupied by Allen Brown, as 
dwelling; originated in 2d story, in bed ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 29th, 2-41 P.M. Box 212. 
No. 32 Northampton st. Owned by T. Welch ; loss, $98 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by T. Welch et als. , as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
2d floor; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 29th, 4-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Pine st. Owned by Mr. Welsh ; occupied by Mr. Welsh, as dwell- 
ing; loss, $2; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 29th, 4-31 P.M. Box 462. 
Nos. 15 and 17 Lincoln st. Owned by James A. Basin; loss, $205; in- 
surance, $3,000; L. G. Thompson; loss, $300; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by H. C. Burrage et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; L. G. Thompson et als., 
as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $1,000; originated in partition ; extended 
to both houses ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 29th, 7-43 P. M. Box 513. 
School st. Owned by E. P. Burnham ; loss, $15; insurance, $4,000; 
unoccupied dwelling ; originated in out-house in rear ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 29th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 
West Second st. Cause, rubbish burning in street. 

Thursday, 30th, 3-42 P.M. Box 273. 
Michigan ave. Owned by C. F. Driscoll ; loss, $200; occupied by Joseph 
Smith, as stable; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; extended to entire build- 
ing; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 31st, 2-37 A.M. Box 48. 
Nos. 68 and 70 High st. Owned by J. S. Fogg et als. ; loss, $635 ; insur- 
ance, $50,000; occupied by C. E. Kennard, as leather; loss, $1,900; insur- 
ance, $7,000; C. E. Kimball & Co., as leather; loss, $10,163; insurance, 
$21,000; A. B. Martin & Co. ; loss, $125; insurance, $45,000; originated on 
4th floor ; extended to 2d and 3d floors ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 31st, 4-15 A.M. Box 176. 
No. 461 Chelsea st. (Rear). Owned by Lord heirs; loss, $200; 
insurance, $100; occupied by Charles Bryant, as currier; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $500; W. H. Milliken, as currier; loss, $500; insurance, $500; G. W. 
Snow, as currier; loss, $250; insurance, $400; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 31st, 11-38 A.M. Box 357. 
Mt. Bowdoin ave. Owned by William Hunt; loss, $200; occupied by 
William Hunt, as carpenter ; loss, $300 ; originated on first floor ; extended 
to entire building; cause, overheated stove. 



APRIL. 



Saturday, 1st, 5-49 A.M. Box 175. 
No. 175 Lexington st. Owned by Thomas Coulan; loss, $175 J insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Daniel Leary, as dwelling; loss, $100 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 



Appendix. 53 

Monday, 3d, 4-10h A.M. Box 23. 
No. 2 Bowdoin st. Owned by Charles F. Skimmins ; loss, $865 ; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by P. W. Haseltine, as hotel; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $15,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. Remarks: The 
female help had a very narrow escape, several jumped from windows in rear 
and were more or less injured. 

Monday, 3d, 2-57 P.M. Box 162. 
No. 192 London st. Owned by John Kelly; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by W. J. Roberts, as dwelling; loss, $140; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 3d, 8-14h P.M. Box 174. 
No. 140 Brooks st. Owned by Asa Bugbee ; occupied by Asa Bugbee, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 4th, 2-53\ A.M. Box 47. 
No. 404 Atlantic ave. Owned by L. Pickert & Co. ; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by L. Pickert & Co., as fish store; loss, $21; insurance, $7,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden box. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-33 A.M. Still. 
No. 45 Pitts st. Owned by M. P. Grant; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by P. Cosgrove, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defec- 
tive flue. 

Tuesday, 4th, 1-32 P.M. Box 351. 
Dorchester ave. Originated in grass lot ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 8-44 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 1119 "Washington st. Owned by A. O. Bigelow; loss, $35; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by L. De Young et als., as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $2,700; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 5th, 1-45 A.M. Box 2. 
No. 2 Lime alley. Owned by Robert Burnett; loss, $250; insurance, 
$500; occupied by J. O. Malley et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 5-12h A.M. Box 571. 
Washington and Market sts. Owned by Cattle Fair Hotel Corporation ; 
insurance, $23,000 ; occupied by J. I. Smith, as hotel ; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Friday, 7th, 2-27 A.M. Box 135. 
No. 1 Brewster st. Owned by Fanny Snyder ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Nutting and Thurston, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 7th, 6-38 A. 31. Box 46. 
No. 109 Milk st. Needless alarm. 

Saturday, 8th, 6-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 52 E. Chester park. Owned by T. S. Patterson ; loss, $40 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by T. S. Patterson, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 9th, 8-54 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 46 Commercial st. Needless alarm. 

Sunday, 9th, 9-09 P.M. Box 43. 
No. 23 Avon st. Needless alarm. 



54 City Document No 60. 

Thursday, 13th, 9-38 P. M. Box 45. 
No. 50 Pearl st. Owned by Rice estate; loss, $858; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by New York & Boston Glass Co., as stores; loss, $900; insurance, 
$25,000; originated in basement, extended to 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 14th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 
Metropolitan ave. Originated in grass lot ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 4-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 102 W. Dedham st. Owned by ~F. N. Mundy; loss, $12; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied byE. N. Mundy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Saturday, 15th, 2-15 P.M. Still. 
Orleans and Maverick sts. Originated in rubbish on vacant lot; cause, 
set by boys. 

Saturday, 15th, 2-37 P.M. Box 546. 
Spring st. Originated in grass lot; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 10-36, 10-45 P. 31. Box 425, 428. 
No. 103 Bunker-hill st. Owned by James Deland ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Deland & Lane, as bakery; insurance, $1,900; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated oven. Remarks: The alarm from Box 
428 was given under the impression that the first box pulled failed to work, 
which was not the case. 

Sunday, 16th, 1-28 A.M. Box 186. 
Meridian-st. Bridge. Needless alarm. 

Sunday, 16th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
Wabon st. Originated in grass lot; cause, set by boys. 
Sunday, 16th, l-41h P.M. Box 182. 
Lyceum Hall, Maverick sq. Needless alarm. 

Sunday, 16th, 2-46 P.M. Box 317. 
Monadnock st. Originated in grass lot ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 16th, 3-36 P.M. Box 254. 

No. 186 Pynchon st. Owned by Havey & Smith; loss, $40; occupied 
by Dweney et als., as barn; loss, $10; Havey and Smith, as dwelling; loss, 
$150; insurance, $1,000; originated in barn; extended to dwelling; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Monday, 17th, 2-33 A.M. Box 173. 
No. 328 E. Eagle st. Owned by Win. H. Swift; loss, $35; insurance, 
$350; occupied by Wni. H. Swift, as chemicals ; loss, $87 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 17th, 10-36 A.M. Box 357. 
Mt. Bowdoin ave. Owned by Wm. Hunt ; loss, $125; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Wm. Hunt, as dwelling; originated on roof of L; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Monday, 17th, 10-50, 10-54 A.M. Box 531. 
Walnut ave. Originated in grass lot; cause unknown. Remarks: The 
second alarm was pulled because the party who gave the alarm heard no 
response to his first pull. 

Monday, 17th, 0-13 P.M. Box 216. 
No. 295 Ruggles st. Owned by F. Bleiler; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 



Appendix. 55 

Monday, 17th, 1-56 P.M. Box 354. 
Norfolk st. Originated in grass lot; cause unknown. 

Monday, 17th, 3 P.M. Still. 
Washington st. Originated in grass lot; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 18th, 4-10h, 4-15, 4-21 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 120 F0lton st. Owned by G. F. McLauthlin ; loss, $10,488 ; insur- 
ance, $15,000 ; occupied by G. F. McLauthlin, as machine shop ; loss, $14,500 ; 
insurance, $25,500; Eureka Wringer Co., as factory; loss, $4,312; insurance, 
$7,000; Corrugated Paper Co., as factory; loss, $1,500; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; extended to 3d and 5th floors ; cause unknown. 
Remarks: C. W. Dixon was severely bruised by being caught by the fall of 
flooring. 

Tuesday, 18th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 
Folsom st. Originated in grass lot; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 0-50 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 17 Moon st. Owned by Catherine Tripp; loss, $105; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Andrew Veto, as store, etc. ; loss, $30; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 19th, 3-52 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 129 Essex st. Owned by Jacob Pfaff; loss, $460; insurance, $10,- 
750; occupied by A. Koener etals., as tailor; loss, $2,758 ; insurance, $3,230; 
D. Stanton et als., blacksmith, etc.; loss, $10; insurance, $2,400; originated 
on 4th floor; extended to roof;, cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 19th, 11-37, 11-47 A.M. Box 461. 
Sherman sq. Owned by American Carpet Lining Co.; loss, $2,674; 
insurance, $11,250; occupied by Robert Webb et als., as lead factory; loss, 
$4,000; insurance, $14,000; Osgood & Hart, as storage, etc.; loss, $5,000; 
originated in stable ; extended to factory ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Jackson st. Owned by G. Bailey ; occupied by G. Bailey, as 
stable. Needless alarm. 

Wednesday, 19th, 8-52 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 9 Parkman st. Needless alarm. 

Saturday, 22d, 5-07 A.M. Box 127. 
No. 16 Grimes st. Owned by A. H. Wilson; loss, $35; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by James Peard, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 22d, 11-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 374 Washington st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Saturday, 22d, 5-28 A. 31. Box 343. 
Water st. Owned by Nathaniel Saffbrd ; loss, $120; insurance, $750; 
occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, overheated flue. 

Saturday, 22d, 10-29 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 72 Beverly st. Owned by J. J. Russell; occupied by R. Powers, as 
dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, spark from furnace. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-23 A. 31. Box 128. 
No. 8 Liberty st. Owned by Choate Burnham ; loss, $250; insurance, 
$200; occupied by Star Kindling Wood Co., as stable; loss, $5; originated 
on 2d floor; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 



56 City Document No. 60. 

Sunday, 23d, 9 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 171 Blackstone st. Owned by Williams heirs ; occupied by N. B. 
Witham & Co., as pop-corn factory. Needless alarm; light mistaken for fire. 

Sun day, 23d, 1 0-4 7 P. M. Still. 
No. 2 Belmont st. ' Owned by Daniel Callahan ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by P. Hurley, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. Remarks : Mr. Hurley was so badly 
burned that he has since died ; Mrs. Hurley was so badly injured by jumping 
from a window that her life is in danger. 

Monday, 24th, 1 A.M. Box 543. 
Cottage st. Owned by C. G. Richards, loss, $2,000; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by C. G. Richards, as stable; loss, $1,900; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated outside; extended to entire building; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 24th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 
Ashland st. Originated in grass lot ; cause unknown. 

Monday , 24th, 4 P.M. Still. 
Cottage st. Originated in ruins of C. G. Richards' stable; cause, rekind- 
ling of ruins. 

Wednesday, 26th, 0-22 A.M. Box 123. 
Division st. Owned by A. L. Bailey; loss, $200; insurance, $800; 
occupied by A. L. Bailey, as hay-shed; loss, $650 ; insurance, $1,700; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 27th, 10-45 A.M. Box 571. 
Shepakd st. Owned by D. McKenney; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by several families, as dwellings ; loss, $1 ; originated in chimney ; 
cause, soot taking fire. 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 

The force employed is as follows : — 

Superintendent. 

Brown S. Flanders. 

Assistant Superintendent. 

Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam, 

James L. Crowley. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Repairers. 

George S. Thorn, Jonathan M. Morris, 

Davies C. Freeman, Joseph W. Bird, 

John Flavell, Granville S. Meudell. 

Battery-man. 

James Gethings. 



Appendix. 



57 



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. 



RECAPITULATION . 



There are 307 fire-alarm boxes divided as follows, viz. : — 



Boston . 
South Boston 
East Boston 
Roxbury 
Dorchester 
Charlestown 
West Roxbury 
Brighton 
Chelsea 



96 
28 
29 
46 
39 
32 
21 
15 
1 



307 



The following boxes are private property : 68 duplicate, 
149, 159, 198, 271, 631, 612, 442, 731, 732, 734, 735, 741, 
742, 743, 745. 



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, 307 ; Striking Machines, 53 ; Gongs, 
97 ; Tappers, 6Q ; Vibrators, 19 ; Clocks : one electric watch- 



58 City Document No. 60. 

clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking signals ; 
Magneto-Electric Machine for striking bells, 1, loaned to 
Tufts College; Kelay Magnets in use, 18; Eighteen-Pen 
Register, 1 ; Office Bells in use, 2 ; Telegraph Keys in use, 
20 ; Dial Instruments not in use, 16 ; Telephones in use, '35 ; 
1 switch-board ; galvanometers, 19 for signal batteries ; 2 
portable rheotropes ; 1 chronometer ; 1 set telegraphic ap- 
paratus in Superintendent's house ; 1 set instruments in 
Assistant Superintendent's house ; 4 sets telegraphic ap- 
paratus in assistants' houses ; 1 repeating instrument from 
West Roxbury and 1 from Charlestown, not in use ; 1 small 
switch-board from Charlestown; 1,086 battery-cups in use at 
central office; 13 relays, 98 cups battery, in use in depart- 
ment houses ; 50 cups dry battery, in house of Engine No. 
15 ; 50 ditto in house of Engine No. 10 ; 50 ditto in house of 
Engine No. 14 ; 50 ditto in house of Engine No. 23 ; 60 ditto in 
house of Engine No. 25 ; 80 ditto in house of Engine No. 9 ; 
172 spare battery-cups ; 1,626 lbs. sulphate of copper ; 1,372 
lbs. zinc ; 165 battery coppers ; 35 wooden hangers ; brackets, 
wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bedsteads, bedding, 
and sundry other articles. 

Alarm Bells. 

The Fire-Alarm Telegraph is connected with the following 
bells : — 

Adams School-house, Sumner Street, East Boston, steel, 

2,995 lbs., owned by city. 
Andrew School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs., owned by city. 
Berkeley-street Church, composition, 2,538 lbs. 
Bowdoin-square Church, composition, 3,882 lbs. 
Boylston Market, corner Washington and Boylston streets, 

composition, 529 lbs., owned by city. 
Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 

by city. 
Castle-street Church, corner Washington and Motte streets, 

composition, 1,760 lbs., owned by city. 
Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 

3,109^ lbs., owned by city. 
Charles-street Church, composition, 1,883 lbs. 
Chemical Engine House, No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 

city, weight 400 lbs. 
Chemical Engine House, No. 5, West Roxbury, owned by 

city. 
Chemical Engine House, No. 6, Allston, composition, about 

400 lbs., owned by city. 



Appendix. 59 

Chemical Engine House, No. 7, West Roxbury, weight 300 
lbs., owned by city. 

City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,600 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Engine House No. 28, Centre street, West Roxbury, com- 
position, weight 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

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. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned by city. 

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

Engine House No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs., owned by city. 

Old Franklin School-house, Washington, near Dover street, 
composition, 818 lbs., owned by city. 

Smith-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,083 lbs., owned by city. 

Tremont-street Church, steel, 3,324 lbs. 

Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 
lbs., owned by city. 
In addition to the foregoing a machine is used for blowing 

the Abattoir whistle in Brighton. 



Public Clocks. 

The following Public Clocks, 40 in number, are taken care 
of by the city : — 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Boylston Market. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Hollis-street Chui'ch. 

Lynde-street Church. 



60 City Document No. 60. 

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

Old South Church, owned by city. 

Park-street Church. 

Suffolk County Jail, owned by city. 

State-street Clock. 

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

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M. E. Church, owned by city. 

Williams Market, illuminated by city. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city. 

South Boston. 

Bigelow School-house, owned by city. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 

Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine Church, Dorchester street, 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. 



Dorchester. 

Neponset Church. 

Tileston School, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills), 

Charlestown. 

Bunker Hill Church. 

City Hall, owned by city. 

Harvard Hill Church. 

High School-house, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church. 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH AND BELLS AND CLOCKS FROM MAY 1, 1881, TO APRIL 30, 1882. 





May. 


Juue. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Totals. 
















$1,271 30 


$1,321 92 


$1,241 67 


$1,258 67 


$1,266 92 


$1,162 38 
100 00 
17- 50 
798 96 


378 00 

74S 11 

2,206 49 


X w Ma hine 




























73 




165 58 
474 41 




18] :;:: 


Wi 










































44 57 


17 62 


5 90 


45 85 


7 92 








































2 50 


392 50 


695 00 
5 00 














5 00 












6 00 


5 66 


4 00 


9 60 


7 62 


6 50 


6 50 


9 00 
3 20 


4 00 
4 70 


1 


7 99 


10 00 






















































































































10 27 


IS 06 


1 74 


8 62 


18 27 


2 25 


2 63 




1 80 


5 80 


1 95 


71 39 




1 31 


1 94 


2 94 


2 56 


3 06 


3 56 


3 00 


2 38 


2 88 


1 81 


2 56 


■J 56 


30 56 










8 00 


22 95 


H 00 


3 r 2fi 








































1,019 75 




$1,319 19 


$1,629 21 


$1,716 06 


$1,521 68 


$1,592 66 


$2,066 15 


$1,758 28 


$1,468 93 


$1,946 84 


$1,408 50 


$1,541 75 


$2,798 30 











May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February, 


March. 


April. 


Totals 




$15 43 
5 22 
3 22 


$2 93 


$27 93 


$12 50 
6 18 


$5 84 


$27 92 


$15 42 
3 09 

400 00 


$2 92 


$27 92 


$15 43 
4 04 


$2 93 


$27 92 
60 33 


18 53 




63 55 
400 00 










$23 -7 


$2 93 


$27 93 


sis 68 


$5 84 


$27 92 


$418 51 


$2 92 


$27 92 


$19 47 


$2 93 




$607 17 







EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1, 1881, TO APRIL 30, 1882. 



Salaries 

Repairs of Apparatus . . . 

Repairs of Houses 

New Hose 

Repairs of Hose 

Fuel for Houses aud EngineB 

Gas 

Printing, Stationery, etc. . . 
Furniture, Bedding, etc. . . 

Small Supplies 

Horses, Purchase of ... . 
Hay, Grain, and Straw . . 

Horse-hire, etc 

Tools, etc 

Washing 

Shoeing 

Harness and Repairs . . . 

Oils, etc 

Hats, Badges, Buttons ... 

Ladders 

Reservoirs, Hydrants, etc. . 

Extra Service 

Tools for the Repair Shop . 

New Apparatus 

Contingencies 

Water for Houses and Boat 



$30,453 20 
972 44 
206 86 
110 oo' 



638 69 

115 24 

30 97 

359 99 

162 50 

2,094 90 

48 15 

5 97 

171 29 

284 09 

232 76 

1 32 

3 45 



230 99 
3 76 



81 12 
1,390 00 



$30,376 15 

1,243 39 

250 95 

39 00 
635 74 
370 90 
83 61 
39 41 
20 91 

834 50 
43 53 
1 73 
211 26 
316 14 
41 19 



10 80 
222 32 
10 59 



$30,283 97 
1,068 29 
381 22 
5,265 00 
42 00 
221 31 
164 SS 
57 60 
133 56 
181 64 

1,429 84 
22 02 
1 99 
196 60 
228 43 
48 39 
9 42 
92 13 
22 50 



$30,774 93 
1,370 39 
298 75 
23 40 
47 18 
118 34 
420 16 
224 28 
111 33 
116 36 
250 00 
1,305 27 
11 00 
26 77 
193 95 
275 50 
160 51 
5 46 
23 64 

11 30 
412 70 



$30,327 00 

1,103 58 

109 05 

64 20 
384 50 
296 40 
141 25 
147 75 
155 85 
200 00 
1,426 52 

28 16 

2 00 

181 88 

235 07 

66 56 

57 40 
4 91 



503 83 
22 59 

180 00 
78 40 



$30,329 71 

1,056 19 

204 01 

40 80 
452 10 
185 21 

80 12 
162 73 

55 86 

1,854 15 
7 00 
3 00 
199 26 
289 28 
49 01 
65 41 
7 50 



863 55 
363 81 
114 27 

81 00 

2,718 15 

606 50 

79 55 

49 70 

254 30 

739 00 

1,434 24 

58 91 



272 06 
71 05 

14 76 

15 84 
375 00 



870 09 
5 57 



30,36" 71 

1,430 66 ' 

366 26 



204 94 
254 61 



159 45 
303 52 



2,317 28 
25 02 
7 88 
211 71 
234 31 
202 44 
120 69 
9 20 



465 66 
10 77 



421 42 
2,000 00 

62 00 
307 90 
288 81 

92 19 
288 20 



187 82 
276 56 
244 74 
27 97 
5 30 



$30,738 13 
870 87 
117 43 

45 14 
633 55 
962 34 
123 02 

49 50 
206 29 
650 00 

1,485 44 

50 32 
88 

201 51 
416 17 
83 28 
53 23 



474 47 
2 50 
60 00 
88 33 



$30,375 71 
1,078 28 
147 53 
56 25 
39 00 
872 90 
324 19 
70 64 



4 94 
199 49 
300 23 
39 00 
109 56 
445 45 



Transfers 
•om Repairs of 
Apparatu 



■3,515 50 
1,658 25 



271 90 

53 87 

4 26 

88 43 

1,375 00 

1,746 82 

663 98 

16 98 

193 45 

316 74 

527 29 

71 97 

413 03 



4,907 00 
59 20 



3 13 

150 28 



$364,996 ' 
9,794 i 



'7,658 ! 
4.7S4 ■ 
1,176 I 
1,179 ! 
2,194 i 
3,376 ! 
19,574 I 
1,363 : 
72 : 

2,374 I 
3,448 i 
1,879 ( 



6,149 ■ 

480 I 

6,416 I 



34,907 40 $41,676 67 $36,246 63 $35,706 



632 50 $39,659 03 $37,025 03 $41,451 21 $37,312 40 $36,912 74 



1 Not including *'.Mo'>.42 transferred to other appropriations Fire Department. 

" " 1,080.08 " " Fire Alarms and Bells and Clocks. 

2 Including coal for Engine Heaters. 

INCOME. 

Fire Department and Fire Alarm $2,142.33 



Appendix. 



61 



West Roxbury. 



Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 



Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



ESTIMATED VALUE OF PROPERTY. 



Fire Department : — 
Apparatus 
Horses and harness 
Furniture 
Bedding 
Tools . 
Miscellaneous 

Total . 



$250,000 00 

50,000 00 

15,000 00 

10,000 00 

2,500 00 

15,000 00 

$342,500 00 



Fire- Alarm Department 
Bells and clocks 

Grand total . 



$100,000 00 
37,000 00 

$479,500 00 



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