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TENTH ANNUAL KEPORT 



Board ol Fire Commissioners, 



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YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1883. 




BOSTON: 

ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 AKCH STREET. 

18 8 3. 



[Document 84 — 1883.] 




CITY OF ittff BOSTON, 



TENTH ANNUAL EEPOET 




BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1883. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, May, 1883. 
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 Tenth 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, 1883. 

Term exipres May, 1886. 
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. 



City Document No. 84. 



Engineers. 



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

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



John Bartlett, 


a 


" 27. 


Wm. H. Cunningham, 


i i 


" 25. 


Win. T. Cheswell, 


a 


" 4. 


John W. Began, 


a 


" 26. 


Lewis P. Abbott, 


a 


" 1. 


George C. Fernald, 


a 


" 3. 


John Colligan, 


i . 


" 13. 


J. Foster He wins, 


i i 


« 18. 


James Monroe, 


a 


H. & L. house 4. 



Brown S. Flanders, Inspector, Head-quarters, Ap- 
paratus Eepair-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. 



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

Force. 
The force, as now organized, consists of 675 members, 



Commissioners 
Clerks . 



Head-quarters. 



Engineers. 

Chief Engineer .... 
Permanent Assistant Engineers 
Call 



1 
10 

2 



13 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



hi 



Permanent Force. 



Foremen 








25 


Assistant Foreman . 








15 


Enginemen 








30 


Assistant Enginemen . , 








30 


Hosemen 








89 


Ladclermen 








31 


Chemical Engineman 








1 


Drivers .... 








47 


Hostlers 








2 


Teamster 








1 


Deck Hands — Fire-Boat 








3 


Veterinary Surgeon 








1 


Chiefs Driver 








1 


Call Force 


Foremen '. . . . . . .26 


Assistant Foremen . . . . . 2 


Hosemen . . . . . . 214 


Laddermen . . . . . . .113 


Fire- Alarm. 


Superintendent 


1 


Asst. Superintendent and Operator 






1 


Operators .... 






3 


Foreman of Construction 






1 


Repairers and Assistants 






6 


Battery-man .... 






1 


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 



— 276 



355 



13 



— 12 



Grand Total 



675 



IV 



City Document No. 84. 



P ay-Roll of the Fire Department, 



As established by the Board. 



Chief Engineer 

Sup't of Fire Alarms and Inspector 

Assistant Engineers 

Assistant " call . 



$3,000 per annum. 
2,800 
1,600 
300 



Permament Force. 



Foremen . 


at the 


rate of $1,250 per annum 


Assistant Foremen 


a 


1 1 


1,000 




Enginemen 


it 


a 


1,200 




Assistant Enginemen . 


a 


Li 


1,100 




Hosemen . 


a 


a 


1,000 




Laddermen 


a 


a 


1,000 




Chemical Engineman . 


a 


a 


1,000 




Hostlers 


a 


(< 


720 




Veterinary Surgeon 


1 1 


a 


1,200 




Chiefs Driver 


a 


a 


720 






Fire- Boat. 






Captain 


at the 


rate of $1,250 per annum 


Mate . 


a 


i i 


1,000 


Engineman . 


a 


a 


1,200 


Assistant Engineman 


a 


a 


1,100 


Deck Hands 


a 


a 


1,000 




Call Force. 






Permanent Foremen 


at the 


rate of $1,000 per annum 


Call 


(< 


a 


300 




a a 


t i 


i i 


225 




Assistant ' ' 


a 


a 


225 




Permanent Drivers 


a 


a 


1,000 




Hosemen 


a 


it 


225 




. i . 


a 


1 1 


175 




Hoseman Chemical En. 


yine ' ' 


1 1 


100 




Laddermen . 


a 


i i 


225 




( i . 


. a 


1 1 


175 





Fire Commissioners' Report. 



West Roxbury District. 



Permanent Foremen 


at the 


rate 


of $1,000 per 


annum 


Call 


a 


i i 


200 


i i 


Engineman 


i i 


1 1 


1,200 


i i 


Assistant Engineman . 


.t i 


i i 


1,100 


a 


Drivers 


i i 


i i 


1,000 


a 


Hosemen, Engine Co. 


i ( 


a 


150 


1 1 


" Chemical Engine 


i i 


i i 


100 


a 


Driver in charge Chemical 










Engine . 


a 


i i 


1,000 


a 


Laddermen 


t t 


a 


150 


a 



Brighton District. 



Permanent Foreman 

Engineman 

Assistant Engineman . 

Driver in charge Chemical 

Engine . 
Driver 

Call Foreman 
Hosemen . 
Laddermen 



at the rate of $1,000 per annum. 
1,200 
" " 1,100 

1,000 • 
" " 1,000 " 

a a 150 a 

a 100 " 

" " 100 



Fire- Alarm Telegraph. 



Superintendent . 


. $2,300 per annum 


Assistant Superintendent 


4.50 per day. 


Foreman of Construction 


4.25 


Operators .... 


3.75 


Repairer . 


3.75 


Assistant Repairer 


3.00 


a it 


2.50 " 


a a . . 


2.25 


Battery-man 


600 per annum 



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

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

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

Charlestown. 



VI 

District 8 



City Document No. 84. 



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 
Arlington street, west side of Common- 
wealth avenue, to Chester park, to 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, east side of Common- 
wealth avenue, to Arlington, to Boylston 
street. 

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

District 7. — All that part of Boston south of District 5, 
to the centre of Albany street, thence 
through the centre of Albany, Northamp- 
ton street, Columbus avenue, and Chester 
park, to east side of Commonwealth 
avenue, to centre of Berkeley, to Dover 
street. 

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, Bowdoiu, 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. 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



vii 



Assignment of Districts. 

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









Companies in District. 


District. 


Engineer in Command. 


Engines. 


Chem. 
Engines. 


Hook and 
Ladder. 


Hose. 






5 *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 


3 

4 


Wiu. H. Cunningham 
Wm.T.Cheswell. . 




8 


6 

8 


Lewis P. Abbott . . 
George O Fernald . 




9, 10, 12 
5 

7 


9 








10 


J. Foster He-wins . . 







: Head-quarters of District Engineer. 



Houses. 



Extensive repairs, during the year, have been made on the 
houses of the Department, and the improved style of stalls 
has been introduced in most of them. All the inside work 
of painting, carpentering, and plumbing is done by a detail 
of members of the permanent force, and thus a great saving 
in the expense of the work is made to the city. The follow- 
ing statement shows the repairs and improvements made dur- 
ing the past year : — 



City Proper. 

Hook and Ladder JSfo. 3. — New style of stable doors, 
painted and grained. 

Hose 8. — New stable floor and stalls ; house whitened 
and painted. 

Aerial Ladder House. — Whitened, painted, and front 
doors grained. 

Chemical House JVo. 2. — Whitened, painted, and sliding- 
pole introduced. 

Engine 7. — New stalls, new style of doors, rooms painted, 
and stall doors grained. Extra sliding-pole introduced. 



viii City Document No. 84. 

Engine 22. — New style of stall doors, rooms altered aud 
painted. Sliding-pole introduced. 

Engine 26. — Iron columns removed, new truss put in. 
Stall doors altered to new style, house painted and whitened 
throughout, front doors grained. Extra sliding-pole from 
smoking-room put in. 

Hook and Ladder 1, Engines 4, 6, 10. — New style doors, 
painted and grained in all the houses. 

Water Tower. — House whitened and painted, new style 
stall doors, outside doors painted and grained. 

South Boston. 

Hose 12. — Stall turned to face the apparatus, house whit- 
ened, painted, and grained. Sliding-pole introduced. 

Engine 1, 15, Hose 9, 10, and Hook and Ladder 5. 
Houses whitened throughout. 



East Boston. 
Engine 5. — Sliding-pole from chamber to the lowest floor. 

Roxbury District. 

Engine 12. — Smoking-room enlarged, rooms whitened and 
painted, front doors grained. Sliding-pole introduced. 

Hospital. — New stalls and stable floor. Stable painted. 

Engine 24. — Sliding-pole put in and new shed for coal and 
coal wagon built. 

Dorchester District. 

Hook and Ladder 6. — Hard-pine floor in apparatus 
rooms, stalls turned to face the front, stable and house 
ventilated. 

Engine 16. — New stalls, stable, and engine-room painted 
and put in good order. 

Engine 20. — Stalls turned to face the apparatus. Sliding 
pole introduced, and other small repairs made. 

Engine 19. — Stalls turned to face the apparatus. Sliding 
pole put in : house painted throughout, inside and outside ; 
front doors grained, and roof put in perfect order. 

Charlestown District. 

Engine 27. — New stalls, and plumbing put in good 
order. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



IX 



Jamaica Plain. 

Engine 28. — Six stalls turned to face the apparatus ; un- 
finished room put in perfect order for smoking-room. ; house 
painted throughout ; heating-apparatus put in perfect order. 
Sliding pole introduced. 



"West Roxbury. 

Chemical 4. — Stall turned to face to the front ; engine- 
room painted. 

During the year arrangements were made with the pro- 
prietors of India wharf for a berth for the fire-boat " Flanders," 
at the end of the wharf ; and for the accommodation of the 
officers of the boat a new house has been built. The new 
location is a great improvement on the old. The old 
location was in the vicinity of an outlet of one of the 
main sewers. The chances of a blockade are less now, 
in getting in and out of the dock, and the boat can reach 
fires on the water-front more expeditiously. Land for 
an engine-house has been purchased in the Charlestown 
District, and plans for a house with modern improvements 
are being made by the City Architect. The Board again 
urges the necessity for building a house for an engine and 
ladder company, to better protect that now thickly settled 
locality known as the Back Bay. A lot on the corner of 
Boylston and Hereford streets has already been purchased by 
the city for that purpose, The dwelling-houses in that locality 
contain valuable personal property, and in the opinion of the 
Board, need better protection against fire. 



The following property is in charge of the Board of Com- 
missioners of the Fire Department : — 

Engine-Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1 . . . 

2. . . 
3 . . . 
4. . . 


Cor. of and Fourth streets 
Bristol st. and Harrison ave. 


5,698 

4,000 
4,000 
6,098 


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

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

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



City Document No. 84. 
Engine-Houses. — Continued. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


5 . . . 




1,647 




6 . . . 




1,372 








1,893 




8 . . . 




2,56S 




9 . . . 




4,000 




10 . . . 




1,8S6 




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, 1S70. 


14. . . 




5,627 




15. . . 




2,843 




16 . . . 


River St., Dorchester Dist. . 


12,736 


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


17 . . . 


Meeting-House Hill, Dor- 






18 . . . 


Harvard street, Dor. Dist. . 


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 Quiney sts. 


4,186 




25 . . . 




4,175 


H. & L. No. 8 and Water Tower 
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 tins building. 




Poplar St., cor. Washington, 


14,729 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 4. 




Wasliingtyn street, between 
Atherto'n and Beethoven . 


3,848 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 5. 




Harvard ave., near Cam- 
bridge St., Brighton Dist. . 


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. . 


1,682 





Fire Commissioners' Report. 



XI 



Hose-Houses. 



No. 2 
3 



Main St., Charlestown Dist. . 

Winthrop street 

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

Shawmut avenue 

Chelsea street 

Tremont street 

North Grove street 

B street 

Washington Village .... 

Fourth street 

Cor. Longwood and Brook- 
line avenues 

Church street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,592 
5,230 



1,346 
4,350 
3.91S 
1,804 
1,610 
3,101 

5,400 
3,412 



Armory in building. 



H. & L. No. 12 in this building 



Remodelled, 1S70. 



Occupied byChemieal Engine No. 3. 

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



Hook and Ladder Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1 . . . 




1,676 




4. . . 


Dudley street 


3,923 


Formerly occupied by Eng. No. 12. 


5 . . . 




2,469 




7. . . 


Meeting-House Hill 






9 . . . 


Main street, Charlestown . . 


2,430 


Hose No. 1 in this building. 






3,755 


Formerly occupied by H. & L. No. 
3. Now used as a repair-shop. 






700 


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. 
Land for engine-house in Charlestown, on Bunker Hill, near 

Main street, 8,000 feet. 



xii City Document No. 84. 



Apparatus Repair-Shop. 

The following statement shows some of the important 
repairs done at the shop during the past year from May 1, 
1882, to April 30, 1883: — 

May. — Engine 26, general repairs. Engine 12, general 
repairs and painting. Fire-alarm Telegraph, new magnets. 

June. — Engine 17, general overhauling. Chemical Engine 
5, repairs of acid jars, etc. Engine 5, and Chemical Engine 

2, general overhauling. Engine 7, new boiler, etc. Engine 
25, repairs and painting. H. & L. 1, new wheels, etc. 

July. — Engine 10, general repairs, repairs on Engineer 
Colligan's wagon. H. & L. 9, and Chemical 1, repairs on 
wheels. Engine 7, new tubes and repairs. Repairs on 
buggy of Superintendent of Fire Alarm. 

August. '■ — Engine 6, repairing boiler and valves. Aerial 
Ladder, repairs and painting. Repairs on Supply Wagon. 
Fire-boat, general repairs and painting. 

September. — General repairs on H. & L. 4, Hose Carriage 

3, Engine 11, and Relief Chemical Engine A. Engines 14 
and 24, hose pung repairs. Repairs on wagon assigned to 
the Chief Engineer. Making of 12 hose pipes ; also, Fire- 
alarm Telegraph brackets. 

October. — Repairs on hose pungs of Engine Cos. -17 and 
21. Making 500 battery zincs ; two new wheels for Engine 
22 ; Hose 2, repairs on reel and painting. House fittings 
for Engine 28. Bell machine at Everett School-house. 

November. — Engine 3, new boiler, etc. Repairs on Fire- 
Alarm wagon. Repairs on dome of Engine 10. Repairs of 
wheels of Engines 4 and 14. 

December. — Repairs on Relief apparatus, and on pumps 
of Engine 15. Hose 10, general repairs and painting. 
Water tower on axles and gauges. 

January. — Making 3 stoves. Chemical Engine 2, general 
repairs. 

February. — Repairs on pumps, etc., of Engine 2, and 
new hind axles for Engine 20. 

March. — Repairs on Relief Chemical Engine A, and 
general repairs on Engines 21, 22, and 27. 

April. — Engine 10, new link blocks, painting, etc. 

During the year the following new apparatus has been pur- 
chased : — 

One second-class Amoskeag Engine ; 4 coal wagons ; 2 engi- 
neers' wagons ; hose wagons ; one Hayes Extension Laddei 
Truck and Fire-escape. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xiii 

This latter piece of apparatus carries ladders of the follow- 
ing dimensions, viz.: one Hayes Patent Extension Ladder, 
which can be raised 85 feet from the ground, the main 
ladder being 41 feet long, and the extension 42 feet long, 
and worked on a turn table ; one each 30 and 28 feet 
arranged for splicing, making a ladder 48 feet long ; one 
each 25 feet, 22 feet, 18 feet, 16 feet, and one roof ladder 12 
feet, with the usual equipment of rope, etc. It is the inten- 
tion of the Board to place it in active service, and in charge 
of three permanent men, as soon as the repairs on the house 
selected for it are completed. Its advantage over other 
ladders is the ease and quickness with which it can be raised 
and manipulated, an important point, especially in the 
saving of human life, and the raising of hose to the upper 
stories of buildings at fires. Hook and Ladder Companies 1, 
3, and 8 have also been supplied during the year with a com- 
plete set of Pompier ladders of the St. Louis pattern. 
A new engine company will soon be located in the house 
now occupied by Chemical Engine No. 7, West Roxbury, 
to better protect that section of the city. 

No steps for the building of a new repair-shop for the de- 
partment have been taken, although plans for the same have 
been made by the City Architect and a lot of land set apart for 
it on Albany street. The Board hopes that an appropriation 
will soon be made to meet this growing need of the department. 

The cost of maintaining the repair-shop during 

the year was ...... $11,071 14 

Less old material exchanged for new . . 472 37 



Total $10,598 77 

Distributed as follows : — 

Repair of apparatus $7,195 40 

Fire-alarm telegraph, and bell and clocks . 1,313 68 
Engine-houses, hose and harness shop . . 1,300 44 
Tools, and small supplies, hydrants and reser- 
voirs 789 25 



Total $10,598 77 

Hose and Harness. 

The cost of repairing hose in the department dur- 
ing the past year has been .... $737 67 
Making and repairing harness and fire -hats . 2,065 86 

Total $2,803 53 



xiv City Document No. 84. 

The patent swinging harness, which saves time in hitching, 
and the wear and tear of harnesses, and in addition is a great 
relief to our horses, is now in general use throughout the 
department, every house being supplied with it. 

During the year 12,600 feet of hose were purchased, and 
9,650 feet condemned. The amount of hose now in use is 
as follows : — 



Rubber 
Cotton . 
Leather 
Chemical 
Hand . 
Suction 



15,163 

38,301 

11,500 

2,067 

2,052 

937 



Total 70,020 feet 

Horses. 

The number of horses in the department is 151. During 
the year 2 horses have died, 11 have been exchanged, and 16 
have been purchased. 

Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city May 1 was 4,530. 
In addition to these hydrants there are 238 fire reservoirs in 
different sections of the city that contain from 300 to 500 
hogsheads of water, and can be used in an emergency. The 
number of hydrants added during the year is as follows : — 

40 Dowry, 37 Post, 28 Boston, and 22 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and the care 
and maintenance of hydrants was $88,800, or at the rate of 
$20 per hydrant. In the opinion of this Board the amount 
charged for water and hydrants should be placed in the ap- 
propriation of the Wafer Department, instead of the Fire 
Department. 

Fire-Alarm Department. 

The following is a synopsis of the new construction and 
repair-work of this department for the year ending April 
30: — 

Circuits 1 and 11, in South Boston, have been entirely 
rebuilt, the wires being placed on substantial structures, 
located with the view of avoiding interference from other 
wires so tar as possible. The inside work in the depart- 
ment houses has also been entirely renewed. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xv 

Three new telephone circuits have been built, bringing 
several additional houses into connection with head-quarters, 
which nearly completes the construction of the telephone 
service in this department. 

Wire has been run for the purpose of placing the bells in 
the city proper on independent circuits. This work is not 
at present completed, but it is intended to finish it during 
the present season, thereby rendering an alarm on the house- 
gongs more certain. Thirteen new signal-boxes have been 
placed in service, making a total of 320 boxes connected with 
the central office. Work is now in progress for constructing 
36 additional Tooker keyless fire-alarm box-doors, to be 
placed in the Burnt District and the Back Bay. Six of 
these patent keyless doors have already been in service for 
two years as an experiment, and have given satisfaction. 
It is the intention of the Board to place them, from 
time to time, in localities where needed, as they save 
much valuable time in giving an alarm after the discovery 
of a fire, and do away with the necessity for hunting up 
a key, as by them any citizen who discovers a fire can at 
once repair to the nearest box and give the alarm. 

The amount of stock required and used in the Fire- Alarm 
Department during the past year was as follows : — 

Iron wire, 60 miles, 

Cotton insulated wire, 250 pounds. 

Kerite wire, 3,000 feet. 

Glass insulators, 3,000 feet. 

Lag screws, 3,000 pounds. 

Lumber, 7,000 feet. 

Extensive alterations and improvements have been made 
in the Central Office, the entire walls having been sheathed 
with maple and cherry, and new carpets laid, by which the 
operating room has been made a model of comfort and neat- 
ness, the work being done by members of the Fire Depart- 
ment. 

The new glass case for the striking-machine, referred to 
in last year's report, was put in last summer, and the new 
switch-board, which is a fine sample of mechanical work- 
manship, — the frame of which was constructed by Assistant 
Engineer Abbott and Assistant Engineman Hey man, — was 
placed in position and connected for service in November. 

Contracts . are now being made for an additional 18-pen 
register, and a duplicate of the relays and indicator now in 
use in the office, with a view to a further increase of the fire- 



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City Document No. 84. 



alarm circuits, a greater certainty in the reception of alarms 
from the boxes, and the better protection of the city. 
These, when completed, will make the fire-alarm machinery 
in the Central Office sufficient to meet the wants of the city 
for many years to come. 

A new set of fine galvanometers, twenty-five in number, 
has been placed in a convenient position for present and 
future use. 

In the month of November last experiments were begun 
with the Serson and Kauffer battery, and continued 
through the succeeding four months with such successful 
results that it has been adopted for use in the department. 
Two hundred and fifty cells of this patent have been pur- 
chased, and circuits 2, 3, 4, and 5 are now Avorking with 
them, and it is the intention of the Board to gradually intro- 
duce them into all the circuits before the end of the year. 



Cost. 

Fire-Alarm Department. 



Years. 


No. of 
Men. 


No. of 

fire-boxes 

in use. 


Miles of 
wire oper- 
ated and 
eared for. 


. Cost. 


April 30, 1867, to May 1, 1868 

" 1S68 " 1869 

" 1869 " 1S70 

1870 " 1S71 

" 1S71 " 1872 

" 1S72 " 1S73 

" 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 


$23,99S 67 
'40,741 91 
=32,S37 67 
351,114 02 
42,763 89 
40,507 00 
451,092 49 


Total .' 






$2S3,055 65 






I 



1 Including |18,907.S4 for Roxbury Fire- Alarm. 

2 " $S,000 royalty for extension in Roxbury. 

3 " $24,893.31 for extending into Dorchester. 

4 " Bells and Clocks. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xvii 



Under Fire Commission. 1 



Years. 


No. of 
Men. 


No. of 

fire-boxes 

la use. 


Miles of 
wire oper- 
ated and 
cared tor. 


Cost. 


April 30, 1874, to May 1, 1875 

1S75 " 1876 ..... 

1876 " 1877 

" 1877 " 1878 1 

" 1878 " 1S79 

" 1879 " 1880 

" 1880 " 18S1 

" 1881 " 1882 

" 18S2 " 18S3 


11 to 12 
9 to 12 

10 
11 
10 
11 

12 to 14 

13 to 15 
13 to 15 


224 
235 
244 
266 
270 
277 
286 
311 
320 


200 
225 
250 
250 
250 
250 
250 
260 
300 


$28,101 16 
21,497 61 

227,272 35 
18,146 13 
17,772 41 
1S.099 68 
20,604 90 
20,724 55 
22,717 43 










$194,936 22 











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

under Fire Commission. 

2 Including $5,0»0 royalty to Gamewell & Co. 

Fires. 

The number of alarms for fires, during the past year, was 
727, being the largest, with one exception, for any year since 
the establishment of the city. 

The loss by fire from May 1, 1882, to April 30, 1883, with 
the insurance, was as follows : — 



On buildings 
On contents 

Total 



$194,862 
619,292 

$814,154 



13,592,067 

3,707,286 

£7,299,353 



The average loss per fire-alarm during the year was 
$1,100. The number of fires during the year, whose loss 
exceeded $20,000 each, was seven, viz. : — 
June 8, 1882. Marginal, Webster, Everett, and 

Jeffries streets . . . $20,000 

12, " Wareham " ... 65,000 

Aug. 15, " Haymarket place . . . 20,000 
Dec. 19, " LoveU's Gsui Store, Cornhill and 

Washington street . . . 111,000 
Dec. 31, " Pearl street and Atlantic avenue . 68,000 
Mar. 19, 1883. Washington Building, Washing- 
ton street? .... 45,000 
Apl. 6, " Hotel Berkeley . . . . 61,000 



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City Document No. 84. 



There were six lives lost by fire during the year, two of 
them being the result of a careless use of kerosene oil. The 
loss of life through a fire-panic, in one of the public schools 
of New York, a short time ago, and the more recent holo- 
caust of over two hundred children at an entertainment at 
Sunderland, England, are reminders of the necessity for pro- 
viding other means of exit in case of panic in our public 
schools than the inside stairways. Many of our school- 
buildings are four or five stories high, and have no other 
means of exit in case of fire or smoke than the inside stair- 
ways. This Board is of opinion that there should at least 
be as ample protection for children in the public schools of 
this city, in case of fire, as there is for grown persons in the 
cotton and woollen factories of the State, and would recom- 
mend the placing of suitable external fire-escapes in all the 
public schools of the city. 

Each ladder truck in the department has been supplied 
with a medicine-chest containing all the necessary appliances 
needed in case of accidents at fires. 



ESTIMATED VALUE OF PROPERTY.. 



Eire 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 

$842,500 00 



Fire- Alarm Department 
Bells and clocks 



$100,000 00 
37,000 00 



Grand total 



$479,500 00 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xix 



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, " 

1S58, 
" 1859, " 

1860, ". 
" 1861, " 
" 1862, 
" 1863, " 
" 1864, 



31, 1830 
1831 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1837 
183S 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1S47 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 



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 



Losses. 



$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 

226,33S 

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 

2S7.832 

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 



177,902 



192,324 



City Document No. 84. 

Recapitulation. — Concluded. 





Alarms. 


Losses. 


Insurance. 


Population. 


Sept. 1, 1866, to Dec. 31, 1866 

" 1868, " 1868 

" 1S69, " 1869 

" 1870, " 1870 

" 1871, " 1871 

" 1872, " 1872 

" 1873, " 1873 

" 1874, to April 30, 1874 

May 1, 1S74, " 1875 

" 1875, " 1876 

" 1876, " 1877 

" 1877, " 1878 

" 1878, " 1879 . . . . # . . . 

" 1879, " 1880 

" 1880, " 1881 

" 1881, " 1882 

" 1882, " 1883 


64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 


$408,560 
402,115 
401,106 
437,723 
855,571 
704,329 
11,516,549 

2,680,953 
941,483 

1,228,403 
541,272 
481,354 
516,009 
403,451 

1,260,490 

1,183,818 
615,836 
814,154 


$382,700 

340,765 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,298,983 

2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,483 

2,827,528 

3,803,910 

3,591,948 

4,602,591 

6,543,006 

, 4,849,246 

7,299,353 


250,750 

342,000 
362,000 


Total 


15,979 


$27,331,051 


$55,246,830 





Total number of actual fires 
Confined to one building 
Extended to others 
Wharves, vessels, grass, etc. 



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damaged 



5 ( J0 

483 

17 

83 



330 
81 
26 

122 



1 The losses and insurance of the great fire of the 9th of November, 1S72, are not included 
in the above table. The amount of property destroyed can be set down at $75,000,000 ; the 
area, 65 acres; buildings destroyed, 776, of which 709 were brick and stone, and 67 wood. 

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 for fires 347 

" false 9 ' 

" " " needless 87 

Fires extinguished without alarm 384 

Total 727 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xxi 



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



Year. 


be 
c 

% 

A 


o 

Pi 


s 


3 
o 

e 


si 


o 

w 

>> 
g 


Total Taxable 

Valuation. 

* 


Loss by 
Fire. 




19,516 


55 










§444,946,100 


$402,115 






23,051 


5S 










493,573,700 


401,106 


1869 . 




24,181 


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 . 






28,880 


80 


2,661 


2,811 






612,663,550 


704,329 


1872. 






29,736 


70 


2,398 


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 


79S, 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 


686,840,5S6 


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 


1882. 




' j 


42,267 


68 


2,987 


4,935 


218 


152 


672,497,961 


814,154 



* Not including property exempt from taxatioa at an estimated annual value of S 



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Table No. 5. 

Showing the different Causes of Fires and Alarms, 
May 1, 1882, to April 30, 1883. 

Alarms, accidental, automatic 
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xxvii 



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Joseph Newell, Eng. No. 23, May 18, 1882, Perm't force. 
H. S. Blount, Eng.'No. 5, June 5, 1882, Call 

E. S. Richardson,' Eng. No. 27, June 12, 1882, " 
George Brown, Dist. Engineer, Sept. 13, 1882, Perm't 
C. E.'Hill, H. & L. No. 4, Oct. 29, 1882, Call 

Wm. Lewis, C. Eng. No. 4, Jan. 16, 1883, Perm't 

Discharges and Dismissals. 

Honorablv discharged Permanent force . . 8 

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Promotions — Permanent force ..... 8 
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Police. 

The Board begs to commend the promptness and efficiency 
of the Police Department at fires during the year, and the 
good order preserved by them on these occasions readers 
the duties of this department far easier than they otherwise 
would be. 

Protective Department. 

To this department is due much credit for lessening the 
fire loss each year, and the harmony which exists between 
this branch of the fire service and the members of the Fire 
Department at fires is worthy of all praise. 

The Firemen's Relief Fund, 

The Mayor and Board of Fire Commissioners, trustees of 
the Boston Firemen's Relief Fund, have the sum of $32,000 
invested in bonds of the City of Boston. During the year 
ending Dec. 31, 1882, the sum of $5,277.35 has been dis- 
tributed among our sick firemen. The greater part of the 
money in trust comes from the Annual Ball of the depart- 
ment, which netted this year the sum of $12,142.43. Several 
citizens have also sent generous donations to this fund. 

JOHN E. FITZGERALD, ) 

HENRY W. LONGLEY, iFire Commissioners. 

EDWARD A. WHITE, ) 



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, 1882, to April 30, 1883. 



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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, aud 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 Orleans 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*. 



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FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1st, 1882, TO APRIL 30th, 1883. 



MAY. 

Monday, 1st, 0-28 P. 31. Box 45. 
No. 52 and 54 Pearl st. Owned by Charlotte Rice heirs ; loss, $232 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by New York & Boston Manufacturing Co., as 
salesroom; loss, $1,150; insurance, $22,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
unknown. 

Monday, 1st, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 50 Tileston st. Owned by M. A. Munroe ; occupied by Mrs. Carl- 
son, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children playing 
with matches. 

Monday, 1st, 6-10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 5 Waverley pl. (Bear.) Owned by T. O'Donoghue ; loss, $40; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by T. O'Donoghue, as privy; originated on out- 
side ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 2d, 5-10h, A.31. Box 95. 
No. 2 Newbury st. (Rear.) Occupied by H. P. Kidder, as dwelling; 
originated in ash-box in yard ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 
Needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 2d, 9-48— 9-57 A.M. Box 87. 
No. 82 and 84 Lenox st. Owned by Union Carpet Lining Co. ; loss, 
$4,500; insurance, $7,500; occupied by Union Carpet Lining Co., as manu- 
factory; loss, $19,735; insurance, $16,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 2d, 11-2 9h— 11-35 A. 31. Box 246. 
Corner of Maple ate. and Short st. Owned by D. A. Hastings ; 
loss, $362; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Mrs. G. N. Comer, as dwelling; 
loss, $532; insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; cause, defective 
furnace. 

Tuesday, 2d, 5-30 P. 31. Still. 
LaGrange st. Owned by Standard Rubber Co. ; occupied by Standard 
Rubber Co., as factory ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction 
of machinery. 

Tuesday, 2d, 7-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 360 Tremont st. Owned by S. S. Jennison ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by McDermott & O'Hare, as millinery; loss, $190; insur- 
ance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window 



12 City Document No. 84. 



Tuesday, 2d, 11-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Hatmarket sq. Owned by A. Wentworth; occupied by W. 
N. Duncan, as brass foundry; originated on roof; cause, overheated flue. 

Wednesday, 3d, 3-12 P. 31. Still. 
Forest Hills Ave. Owned by Capen estate; originated in grass and 
leaves; cause, supposed to have been set by boys. 

Wednesday, 3d, 4-22\ P.M. Box 86. 
No. 38 Worcester sq. Owned by James P. Thorndike ; loss, §197 ; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by James P. Thorndike, as dwelling; loss, 
insurance, $6,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 



Wednesday, 3d, 9-45 P.M. Box 174. 
No. 109, Princeton st. Owned by T. O'Connell ; loss, $53 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by P. J. Grady et als., as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,800; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 4th, 5-45 A.M. Box 92. 
Huntington ave. Owned by Children's Hospital Association ; loss, $2,760 ; 
insurance, $40,000; unoccupied hospital; originated in basement; cause, 
carelessness of plumbers. 

Thursday, 4th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
N.Y. &N.E. R.R. Freight-Yard. Owned by W. H. Dole; loss, $440; 
insurance, $200; occupied by W. H. Dole, as fertilizer factory; loss, $1,200; 
insurance, $800 ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 5th, 4-2 7 £ P.M. Box 231. 
No. 2132 Washington st. Owned by John Allen; loss, $194; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Geo. R. Bakeman, as furniture; loss, $1,594; insurance, 
$8,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 5th, 8 P.M. Still. 
No. 407 Medford st. Owned by Page & Littlefield ; occupied by Page & 
Littlefield, as planing mill ; cause, sparks from chimney ; needless alarm. 

Saturday, 6th, 10-25 A.M. Box 173. 
No. 285 Lexington st. Owned by Samuel Brackett; occupied by F. L. 
Stowell, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Saturday, 6th, 6 P.M. Box 273. 
McLellan ave. Owned by H. B. Crandell ; loss, $805 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by Mr. Roach, as dwelling; loss, $1,075; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed overheated hot-air pipe. 

Saturday, 6th, 6-34 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 418 Washington st. Owned by Mary Gibbons; loss, $127; insur- 
ance, $12,000 ; occupied by A. Lowery & Son, jewel-case factory ; loss, §427 ; 
insurance, $1,300; H. C. Bellowe, as shirt-factory; loss, $88; insurance, 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, supposed overheated glue-pot. 



Saturday, 6th, 6-53 P.M. Still. 
Mt. Bellevue. Originated on vacant land; cause unknown. "Grass 
fire." 

Saturday, 6th, 6-55 P.M. Box 254. 
Marcella st. Originated in hollow tree ; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-15 P.M. Still. 
Cor. of Maverick and Orleans sts. Originated on vacant land in rub- 
bish; cause, set by boys. 



Appendix. 13 

Sunday, 7th, 2-35 P.M. Box 353. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 8th, 4-07 P.M. Box 542. 
Allen st. Owned by Lansing Millis ; occupied by C. Hazlewood, as 
stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, sparks from plumber's 
furnace. 

Monday, Sth, 8-55 P.M. Box 43. 

No. 517 Washington st. Owned by Fred Ames; loss, $734; insurance, 

$43,000; occupied by J. N. Duval & Co., as cloaks; loss, $2,789; insurance, 

$3,500; Loring, Waterhouse, & Co., dry goods; loss, $257; insurance, $61,- 

500 ; originated on 4th floor ; extended to 3d floor and attic ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 0-36 P. M. Box 341. 
Pleasant st., Commercial Point. Owned by Boston Gas Company; loss, 
$1,590; insurance, $4,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings; loss, 
$40; originated on 3d floor; extended to entire building; cause, supposed, 
sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Wednesday, 10th, 2-15 P. 31. Still. 
South st., Commercial Point. Owned by Boston Gas Company; loss, 
$10; occupied by Boston Gas Company, as stable; originated on roof; cause, 
spark from steam fire-engine at work. 

Thursday, 11th, 7-15 A.M. Box 157. 
No. 1 Erin alley. Owned by Dennis McCarthy ; occupied by Dennis 
McCarthy, as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot taking fire. 

Thursday, 11th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 53 School st. Owned by A. T. Eich; loss, $23; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by A. T. Rich, as dwelling; loss, $46; insurance, $1,100; originated 
in attic; cause, supposed, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 11th, 3-28 P. 31. Box 527. 
Keyes st. Owned by Mrs. Collins; loss, $40; insurance, $900; occupied 
by Mrs. Sanford, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing 
with matches. 

Friday, 12th, 9-12 A.M. Box 9. 
No. 21 Salutation st. Owned by Joseph Hunnewell heirs; loss, $35; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by Zachariah Fallon, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated on roof; cause, supposed, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 14th, 3-34 A.M. Box 213. 
Hampden st. Owned by Emigrant Savings Bank; loss, $25; insurance, 
$575; occupied by J. W. Bryan, as stable; loss, $100; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 14th, 10-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 175 Court st. Owned by Adams heirs; insurance, $8,000; occupied 
by C. B. Gammon, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 15th, 10-38 A.M. Box 184. 
No. 34 Saratoga st. Owned by Thos. F. Doherty ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Thos. F. Doherty, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 6-01 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 17 Milk st. Owned by James Beals ; loss, $30; insurance, $40,000; 
occupied by E. C. Bumpus, as office ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
unknown. 



14 City Document No. 84. 

Tuesday, 16th, A. 31. Still. 
No. 33 West st. Owned by Temple Club ; occupied by Temple Club, as 
club-house; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-58 A. 31. Box 249. 
No. 679 Parker st. Owned by John Bainard ; loss, $110; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Geo. H. Hatch, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, spilling fat on stove. 

Tuesday, 16th, 0-28 P.M. Box 215. 
No. 79 Cabot st. Owned by Martin Millmore ; loss, $57 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Edward White et als., as dwelling; loss, $22; originated 
in basement ; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 16th, 9-3Sh P.M. Box 42. 
No. 12 Winter st. Owned by Dr. Storer; loss, $263; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Hall Rubber Co., as salesroom; loss, $25; insurance, $3,000; 
originated in basement ; cause, overheated steam-pipe. 

Wednesday, 17th, 6-40 P.M. Box 37. 
No. 15 and 16 India st. Owned by Crehore heirs; loss, $346; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by A. A. Martin, as cigar factory; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$3,000; Timothy Gay & Co., grocers; loss, $800; insurance, $35,000; 
originated on 5th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 1-05 A. 31. Box 27. 
No. 46 and 48 Charles st. Owned by Mrs. Perham ; loss, $431 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by John P. Barnard, as storage; loss, $1,278; insurance, 
$7,600; W. J. Jones, as dwelling; loss, $18; insurance, $500; Mrs. Pitz- 
patrick, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 18th, 3-15 P. M. Still. 
No. 1 Common st. Owned by W. Williams ; occupied by Chas. Turner, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 19th, 4-15 P.M. Box 47. 
No. 50 Purchase st. Owned by A. N. Whiting; loss, $59; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by T. J. Cummings, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 20th, 4-02 P.M. Box 96. 
Cor. of Columbus ave. and Cazenove st. Owned by Glendon Company ; 
unoccupied; originated in basement; cause, carelessness of painters, — ignition 
of naphtha. 

Tuesday, 23d, 3-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 16 Wabon st. Owned by H. V. Heywood; loss, $25; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by H. V. Heywood, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective open grate. 

Tuesday 23d, 5-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 34 Portland st. Owned by Samuel Rice; loss, $5; insurance, $4,- 
000; occupied by Laura Sargent, as dwelling; loss $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, kerosene-lamp explosion. 

Tuesday, 23d, 6-50 P.M. Box 421. 
No. 10 Chambers st. Owned by Coggswell & Bowditch; occupied by 
Coggswell & Bowditch, as wheelwrights; loss, $10; originated in blacksmith 
shop ; cause, sparks from forge. 



Appendix. 15 



Wednesday, 24th, 10-10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 194 Dudley st. Owned by F. M. Holbrook ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by C. L. Sturgis, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 26th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 
Temple st. Owned by M. W. Cain & Son ; occupied by M. W. Cain & Son, 
as furniture factory ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 26th, 11-14 A. 31. Box 17. 
No. 139 Blackstone st. Owned by Eobbins heirs ; loss, $71 ; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Benj. Barnum, as storage; loss, $81; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 5th floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 7-30 P. 31. Still. 
Nos. 660 and 662 Washington st. Owned by Corey & Williams ; occu- 
pied by Gr. J. Raymond, as variety store; loss, $62; insurance, $7,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods. 

Sunday, 2Sth, 1-01 P. 31. Box 419,. 
Old State-Prison Yard. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; occupied 
by Tucker Manufacturing Co., as boiler-room; originated in boiler-room; 
cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 

Tuesday, 30th, 11-06 P. 31. Box 41. 
No. 7 Spring lane. Cause, overheated thermostat (automatic). 

Wednesday, 31st, 1-54 A. 31. Box 183. 
No. 81 Cottage st. Owned by Michael Lyons ; loss, $127 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by John Haley, as grocery store ; loss, $126 ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene-lamp explosion. 



Wednesday, 31st, 5-05, 5-34, 5-43, P. 31. Box 198. 
Chelsea, Mass. ; cause, calls for assistance. 



JUNE. 



Thursday, 1st, 2-38 A.M. Box 61. 
No. 60 Warrenton st. Owned by C. K. Darling; loss, $15; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by L. W. Bellew, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 1st, 2-28 P. 31. Still. 
No. 9h Chardon ST. Owned by Chas. Roberts; loss, $100; occupied by 
C. H. Godien, as tool-sharpener ; originated in basement ; cause, sparks from 
furnace. 

Friday, 2d, 6-3 lh P. 31. Box 238. 
Swett st. Cause, explosion of steam-boiler at Bradley's Wharf. 

Friday, 2d, 4-15 P. 31. Still. 
B. & P. Railroad Yard. Owned by Hill & Cutler ; loss, $75 ; originated 
in load of waste ; cause, smoking in car. 

Sunday, 4th, 3 P. 31. Still. 
No. 562 Commercial st. Owned by Mr. Driscoll; loss, $50; occupied by 
E. Kelley et als., as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2d floor; cause, un- 
known. 



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Sunday, 4th, 11-28 * P.M. Box 156. 
No. 8 New st. Owned by Atlantic Dyewood Co. ; occupied by Atlantic 
Dyewood Co., as dye-works; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes setting 
fire to wood-work. 

Monday, 5th, 8-19 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 74 and 76 Beverly st. Owned by J. G. Russell ; occupied by R. 
Powers & Son, as marble-works; insurance, $2,500; originated in basement; 
cause, sparks from furnace. 

Monday, 5th, 9-10 P.M. Box 131. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2 P.M. Still. 
No. 587 Harrison ave. Owned by Union Savings Bank; occupied by 
Mrs. Haley, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2d floor; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-33 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 61 Wareham st. Owned by Wm. F. Badger ; occupied by Wm. F. 
Badger, as stair-builder ; originated in pile of lumber ; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Thursday, 8th, 4.30 A. 31. Still. 
No. 37 Charlestown st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid estate ; occupied by 
Holmes & Blanuhard, as machine shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion in oily waste. 

Thursday, 8th, 0-51, 1-02, 1-05 P. 31. Box 164. 

Marginal st. Buildings owned and occupied by Simpson Dry Dock Co., 
for storage; loss, $5,625; insurance, $2,125; buildings owned and occupied 
by H. Pigeon & Son, for storage ; loss, $3,000 ; no insurance ; wharf owned by 
No. American Fire Ins. Co. ; loss, $200; no insurance; stable, etc., owned and 
occupied by C. Decker; loss, $6,955; insurance, $9,400; fish-house, owned 
and occupied by W. H. Hawley; loss, $1,000; insurance, $500-; No. 280, 
dwelling owned by J. Sloan; loss, $200; insurance, $2,600; No. 274 Web- 
ster St., owned by J. Nelson; loss, $90; insurance, $4,000; No. 516 Webster 
St., owned by C. Decker; loss, $25; insurance, $3,500; No. 281 Webster St., 
occupied by T. McCarthy; loss, $10; insurance, $700; No. 512 Sumner 
st., owned by Blaney & Lincoln; loss, $140; insurance, $2,000; No. 514 
Sumner st. , owned and occupied by J. Burns; loss, $40; insurance, $500; 
No. 244 Everett St., owned and occupied by D. Griffin; loss, $36; insur- 
ance, $2,000; No. 246 Everett st., owned by M. McMurray; loss, $315; 
insurance, $1,400; No. 250 Everett st., owned by M. A. O'Sullivan; loss, 
$70; insurance, $1,000; No. 254 Everett St., owned by N. Pendergast; loss, 
$22; insurance, $1,500; No. 256 Everett St., owned and occupied by M. A. 
Donovan; loss, $57; insurance, $2,400; No. 1 Everett court, owned by C. 
Mitchell; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; No. 2 Everett court, owned by T. 
Cain; loss, $20; insurance, none; No. 3 Everett court, owned by N. Pen- 
dergast; loss, $15; insurance, $1,100; No. 4 Everett court, owned by M. 
McMurray; loss, $46; insurance, $1,000; No. 6 Everett court, owned by 
M. Powers; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; originated in wooden building of 
Simpson Dry Dock Co. ; extended to twenty-three other buildings, one of 
which was not damaged, 15 slightly, 1 considerably, and 7 totally destroyed ; 
cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 6.10 P. 31. Box 45. 

No. 215 Franklin st. Owned by Morse & Taylor; occupied by Coyle & 
Parker, as electro-plating; loss, $603; insurance, §2,000; occupied by Bige- 
low, Dowse & Co., as hardware; loss, $166; insurance $100,000; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, supposed combustion of chemicals. 

Friday, 9th, 1-44 A.3I. Box 421. 
No. 5 Chambers st. Owned by Wm. Curry ; loss, $93 ; insurance, $2,000 : 
occupied by Mrs. Dougherty, as bar-room, etc.; originated on 1st Moor; 
cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 17 



Friday, 9th, 9-55 A.M. Still 
No. 348 Maverick st. Owned by John Jeffries heirs; occupied by Goep- 
per Bros., as cooperage; originated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 8-03 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 52 Curve st. Owned by J. Crowley heirs ; occupied by Wm. P. 
Clark, as brass foundry ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Saturday, 10th, 6-40 A.M. Box 74. 
No. 684 and 686 Harrison ave. Owned by Samuel Walker; loss, §2,515 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Samuel Walker, as tape factory; loss, $4,927 
insurance, $5,000; E. W. Rowe, as grocer; loss, $184; insurance, $800 
originated in basement ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 11th, 1-08 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 38£ Harrison ave. Owned by Chas. Fiske; occupied by E. C. 
Osborne, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 4th floor; cause, smoking in 
bed. 

Monday, 12th, 1-08 A.M. Box 51. 
No. 126 Pearl ST. Owned by Harvey D. Parker; loss, $32; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by National Sewing Machine Co., as manufactory; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion of oily waste. 

Monday, 12th, 3-36, 3-46 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 17 and 19 Wareham st. Owned by Nathaniel Cummings ; loss, 
$13,600; insurance, $7,625; occupied by Cummings, Kenney, & Co., as lum- 
ber, etc.; loss, $26,800; insurance, $23,750; J. L. Brown, as carpenter; loss, 
$4,500; insurance, $3,500; M. J. Rice, as doors, sashes, etc.; loss, $2,500; 
insurance, $1,500; J. D. McLellan, as carpenter; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$500 ; Mr. Sanger, as carpenter ; loss, $980 ; insurance, $500 ; Mr. Glass, as 
piano covers; loss, $416; insurance, $500; Whede & Southers, as builders; 
loss, $1,600; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; extended to adjoin- 
ing buildings ; cause unknown. 

No. 21 and 23. Owned by Joseph W. Coburn ; loss, $640; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Roberts & Murray, as mouldings ; loss, $439 ; insurance, 
$2,000; Patrick Feeley, as sashes and doors; loss, $70; insurance, $1,000. 

No. 23 and 25. (Rear.) Owned by Benj. D. Whitcomb ; loss, $1,988; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by B. D. Whitcomb, as dry-house; loss, $1,195; 
insurance, $2,500; B. D. Whitcomb, as stable; loss, $150; insurance, $750; 
Hugh Morris, as stable ; loss, $31 ; insurance, $3,600. 

No. 13 and 15. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $3,800; occupied by Bat- 
tery A., as armory. 

Tuesday, 13th, 0-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 Washington st. Owned by J. F. Dacey; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. O'Brien, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
flue. 

Tuesday, 13th, 8-25 P. 31. Box 54. 
No. 59 Albany st. Owned by John Casey ; insurance, $4,500; occupied 
by Mary Sullivan, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chim- 
ney taking fire. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-38 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 26 Beach st. (Rear.) Owned by William Carleton heirs ; loss, $40 ; 
insurance, $4,200; occupied by P. J. Dinn, blacksmith; loss, $15; insurance, 
$500 ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Wednesday, 14th, 10-38 P.M. Box 454. 
Everett, Mass. ; cause, call for assistance by Everett department. 



18 City Document No. 84. 



Thursday, loth, 5-23 A.M. Box 442. 
Chablestown Navt-Yaed. Owned by United States Government; loss, 
$1,120; occupied by United States Government, as plumbing shop; originated 
on 2d floor; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 15, 2-29 P.M. Box 356. 
Washington st. Owned by Jonas P. Tolman; loss, $75; occupied by 
Pinkham & Milner, as carpenters; loss, $250; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
careless use of glue-pot lamp. 

Thursday, 15th, 6-17 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 548 Main st. (Reae.) Owned by J. Lund; loss, $100; insurance, 
$200; occupied by Lund & Allen, as cooper-shop and stable; loss, $300; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on outside ; extended to building; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Friday, 16th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
Norman st. Owned by Seth Adams estate ; originated on vacant lot in 
rubbish ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 17th, 5-14, 5-27h, 6-34 A. 31. Box 236. 

No. 60 Hampshire st. Owned by C. H. Richmond; loss, $3,555; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Timothy Remick, as wool warehouse; loss, $10,600; 
insurance, $17,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to entire building; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — By the fall of the building, several members of the department 
were more or less injured by being buried beneath the debris, several quite 
seriously. 

Saturday, 17th, 11-12 A.M. Box 52. 

No. 40 Lincoln st. Owned by H. W. Harris; loss, $150; insurance, 15,- 
000; occupied by S. B. Rogers, leather findings; loss, $119; insurance, 
$13,000; A. L. Hitchcock & Co., boots and shoes; loss, $10; • insurance, 
$15,500; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 17th, 5-33 P.M. Box 174. 
No. 163 Saratoga st. Owned by Annie E. Ellis; loss, $35; insurance, 
$2,500; unoccupied dwelling; originated in yard; cause, set by boys in ash- 
barrel. 

Monday, 19th, 3-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Modlton st. Owned by M. Keegan; occupied by Jerome Merrill, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 19th, 2-54 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 163 Endicott st. Owned by D. P. Flagg; occupied by J. Riozalo, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of pitch. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 6 South Mat st. Owned by Charles Biner; loss, $70; insurance, 
$1,100; occupied by Mr. Bland, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 20th, 0-6 P. 31. Box 25. 
No. 9 Ashton pl. Originated on vacant lot in rubbish; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 21st, 4-27 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 28 Caevee st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 220 Congress st. Owned by Eben Phillips ; occupied by E. S. 
Hunt et als., as leather-dealers ; originated on roof; cause, friction of machinery. 



Appendix. 19 

Thursday, 22d, 1-35 P.M. 
No. 76 Lawrence st. Owned by H. B. Crandell; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,300; occupied by J. Mullen, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-09 P.M. Box 212. 
No. 6 Pike court. Owned by William Manning; occupied by several 
parties, as coal sheds ; originated in sheds ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 23d, 8-40 P.M. Box 124. 
Nos. 257 and 263 Broadway. Owned by J. & P. Dyer; loss, $1,196 
insurance, $11,500; No. 257, occupied by several families, as dwelling; No 
259, occupied by H. Frankenstein, as dry goods ; loss, $112 ; insurance, $2,750 
No. 261, occupied by U. Thompson, as tailor ; loss, $1,625; insurance, $2,000 
No. 263, occupied by several families, as dwellings ; loss, $600 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement of No. 261 ; extended to No. 259 roof; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 11-58 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 320 and 318 D st. Owned by Timothy Donovan; Joss, $400; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by several families, as tenements ; originated on 1st 
floor, No. 320; extended to No. 318; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 24th, 2-38 P.M. Box 415. 
Boston & Maine R.R. Freight-Yard. Car owned by N.Y. L.E. & 
"Western R.R. ; occupied by M. Emerson & Co., as cotton car; loss, $150; 
originated in car-load of cotton-waste ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 24th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 77 Travers st. Owned by O. N. Wentworth ; occupied by Scrannage 
& Cook, as brass foundry ; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Sunday, 25th, 0-16 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 134 and 136 Eliot st. Owned by W. H. Cowan ; loss, $654 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000. Occupied by Sam Sing, as laundry; loss, $75; Isaac Igar, 
as cigar store ; loss, $346 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
sparks from defective stove-pipe. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-57 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 27j Carter st. Owned by Bradley Royce ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Thos. McKevnan, as boot and shoe store; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 25th, 8-44 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 97 Decatur st. Owned by J. Murdoch heirs ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by E. Noonan, as dwelling; loss $50; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 26th, 9-15h A.M. Box 513. 
Boylston st. Owned by Peter Rechberg; occupied by Peter Rechberg, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, supposed, children and matches. 

Monday, 26th, 0-45 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 1350 Washington st. Owned by Barry estate ; occupied by J. J. Pin- 
dell, as barber shop; originated in basement; cause, carelessness of plumb- 
ers. 

Monday, 26th, 9-24 P.M. Box 521. 
Brookside ave. Owned by iEtna Rubber Co. ; occupied by JEtna Rub- 
ber Co., as manufactory; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion of lampblack and naphtha. 



20 City Document No. 84. 



Tuesday, 27th, 2-13, 2-20, 2-25 A.M. Box 162. 

No. 131 Boeder st., and Liverpool st. Owned by A. & J. McLaren; 
loss, $2,789; insurance, $4,113; occupied by J. McDonald, as carpenter; 
loss, $93; insurance, $500; Hobson & Safford, as box factory, loss, $1,022; 
insurance, $4,000 ; Hobson & Field, as mouldings, loss, $639 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in Liverpool st., shed No. 122; extended to Border and 
Decatur sts. ; cause unknown. 

No. 126 Liverpool st. Owned by Wm. L. Sturtevant; loss, $45; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Wm. L. Sturtevant, as wood-workers. 

No. 122 Liverpool st. Owned by A. & J. McLaren ; occupied by A. & 
J. McLaren, as planing-shed ; loss, $1,656; insurance, $2,813. 

No. 4 Decatur st. Owned by Emanuel Downing; loss, $800; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. C. Peak, as box-maker; loss, $179; insurance, $700. 

No. 8 Decatur st. Owned by Oxenham & Reynolds ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
occupied by Oxenham & Reynolds, as blacksmiths; loss, $15. 



Tuesday, 27th, 3-15 A.M. Box 145. 
No. 38 P st. Owned by James Menary ; loss 229 ; insurance $600 ; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Clancy, as bakery, etc. ; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor, ex- 
tended to roof; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 0-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Meander st. Owned by Mrs. Little ; occupied by Mrs. Little, as 
dwelling ; loss, $30 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Wednesday, 28th, 7-40 P. 31. Still. 
Beacon st. Owned by B. & A. Railroad ; originated in old sleepers ; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 28th, 11-07 A. M. Box 543. 

Baker st. Owned by G. F. Burkhardt; loss, $1,060; insurance, $2,270; 
occupied by Henry Meyer, as stable and sheds ; loss, $350 ; originated in 
stable; extended to two adjoining sheds; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 29th, 2-02 P. M. Still. 
No. 68 Northampton st. Owned by F. Knights ; occupied by Sullivan & 
Lally, as blacksmiths; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 29th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
Eden st., cor. of Rutherford ave. Team load of furniture owned by 
J. Miller ; loss, $25 ; cause, spark from driver's pipe. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-18^ P.M. Box 461. 
No. 4 Sherman sq. Owned by E. Folsom; loss, $5; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by G. Rowell, as dwelling ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Thursday, 29th, 6-22 P.M. Box 183. 
No. 248 Maverick st. Owned by Jobn Martin; loss, $288; insurance, 
$300; occupied by John Martin, as stable; loss, $48; insurance, $910; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; extended to entire building; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Friday, 30th, 10-23 A.M. Still. 
No. 37 Everett st. Owned by Joseph Baker; occupied by Mrs. Edwards, 
as dwelling ; originated on the outside ; cause, boys setting fire to rubbish. 

Friday, 30th, 0-41 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 40 Norfolk ave. Owned by T. H. Lynch ; occupied by T. H. Lynch, 
as stable ; originated on the floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 



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Friday, 30th, 3-35 P. 31. Still. 
Beech Glen ave. Originated in hollow tree; cause, boys and 
matches. 

Friday, 30th, 4-49 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 25 Charlestown st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by W. H. Merriam & Co., as shoe findings; loss, $138; 
insurance, $6,500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use of matches 
and naphtha. 



JULY. 



Saturday, 1st, 3-45 A. 31. Still. 
N.Y. & N.E. Freight-Yard. Occupied by various parties, as freight 
cars; loss, $50; originated in car-load of cotton; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Sunday, 2d, 10 A. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Townsend pl. Owned by E. F. King &Co; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by W. Walsh, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
soot in chimney taking fire. 

Monday, 3d, 1 P.M. Still. 
No. 242 and 246 Sumner st. Owned by Mr. Foss ; occupied by Mr. Foss, 
as blacksmith; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective furnace. 

3Ionday, 3d, 9-4S P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Sheafe st. Owned by Mrs. Foley; loss, $22; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Gilmore et als., as dwellings; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 2-50 A. 31. Still. 
No. 1 Green's alley. Owned by L. J. Logan; loss, $40; insurance, 
$600 ; occupied by several families, as dwelling ; originated in closet ; cause, 
careless use of lighted candle. 

Tuesday, 4th, 3-31 A. 31. Box 56. 
Lehigh st. Owned by Boston & Maine Railroad ; loss, $40 ; occupied by 
B. & M. Railroad, as freight-car; loss, $200; originated in the car-load of cot- 
ton ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 4th, 3-59 A.M. Still. 
Billerica st. Originated in the street ; cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-45 A. 31. Still. 
Temple st. Owned by C. Kenney ; occupied by C. Kenney, as dwelling ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Tuesday, 4th, 8-25h A.M. Box 184. 
No. 10 Harmony pl. Owned by Bradford Blenn ; loss, $46; insur- 
ance,' $2,000; occupied by Bradford Blenn, as dwelling; originated on the 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 4th, 9-50 A.M. Still. 
Duncan st. Owned by R. Cordingly & Sons ; loss, $5 ; originated in cotton- 
waste drying on vacant lot ; cause, sparks from pipe, or fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 4th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 20 South Margin st. Owned by L. M. Child; occupied by Mrs. 
Humphrey, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 



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Tuesday, 4th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 
River ST. Owned by W. Jenkins ; occupied by W. Jenkins, as dwelling; 
originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Tuesday, 4th, 0-20 P.M. Still. 

Temple st. Owned by J. Brown ; occupied by J. Brown, as dwelling ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 4th, 2-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Fruit st. Owned by Mrs. Mulaney; loss, $10; unoccupied dwell- 
ing ; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 4th, 3-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 368 Atlantic avb, Owned by Foster's Wharf Corporation ; occupied 
by Jobn S. Gibbons, as liquors; loss, $75; originated on awning over door- 
way ; cause, careless use of lighted cigar or match. 

Tuesday 4th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

East Eagle st. Originated on marsh ; cause, bonfire set by boys. 
Wednesday, 5th, 3-30 A. 31. Pox 45. 

No. 49 Federal st. Owned by Lawrence heirs ; loss, $2,423 ; insurance, 
$56,500; occupied by T. R. Marvin & Son, as printers; loss, $5,775; insur- 
ance, $7,500 ; F. Ellis, as book-binder ; loss, $926 ; insurance, $5,500 ; Pulsifer, 
Jordan, & Wilson, as paper stocks, etc.; loss, $1,170; insurance, $80,000; 
Goodwillie, Wyman, &Co., as printers; loss, $50; insurance, $13,500; Davis 
& Winship, as office ; loss, $40 ; insurance, $250 ; originated on 3d floor ; ex- 
tended to 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily waste. 

Wednesday, 5th, 7-04\ A. 31. Box 142. 
No. 365 West First st. Owned by Dexter heirs ; occupied by several 
families, as dwellings ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney taking 
fire. 

Friday, 7th, 1-44 A. 31. Box 4. 

No. 74 Beverly st. Owned by J. G. Russell; occupied by J. Powers 
et als., as marble works ; originated in basement; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Friday, 7th, 4-06h A.M. Box 4. 
No. 74 Beverlt st. Owned by J. G. Russell ; occupied by J. Powers, as 
marble works; originated in basement; cause, rekindling of previous fire. 

Friday, 7th, 1-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 26 Decatur st. Owned by M. McCabe; loss, $2; insurance, $S00 ; 
occupied by R. H. Moore, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Friday, 7th, 3-14 P. 31. Box 521. 

Green st. Owned by W. Bodenbrown; loss, $195; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by W. Bodenbrown, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
unknown. 

Saturday, 8th, 6-30 P. 31. Still. 

No. 239 Cabot st. Owned by Patrick Meehan, loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Patrick Meehan, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 
2d floor; cause, building fire with kerosene. 

Sunday, 9th, 7-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 40 Orleans st. Owned by Eastern Railroad Corporation ; occupied 
by Conrad Decker, as stable; loss, $3; originated on 1st floor; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Monday, 10th, 10-10 A. 31. Still. 

Rear of Chdrch pl. Owned by S. Wall; occupied by S. Wall, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 



Appendix. 23 

Monday, 10th, 6-02 P. M. Still. 

No. 137 Beach st. (Rear.) Owned by W. S. Hills; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Mary King, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 9-13 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 41 and 43 Bowker st. Owned by Trull estate; loss, $500; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by J. W. Tufts & Co., as soda apparatus manufact- 
ory; insurance, $1,343; originated on 6th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood- 
work. 

Tuesday, 11th, 0-27 P.M. Box 148. 

Sooth Boston flats, near N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Owned by James H. 
McCarthy; occupied by James H. McCarthy, as exhibition tent; loss, $9,500; 
originated in the tent ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Remarks. — A tent, containing a whale which was intended for exhibition, 
was entirely consumed, together with the entire contents. Total loss. 

Wednesday, 11, 4-321 A.M. "Box 41. 
No. 4 Spring lane. Owned by Mr. Hill; occupied by Jones & Brewster, 
as saloon; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Wednesday, 12th, 10-04\ A.M. Box 325. 
Fields Corner. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 12th, 4 P.M. Still. 
Wabon st. Owned by Jonathan French ; cause, brush and leaves set on 
fire bv boys. 

Wednesday, 12th, 8-32 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 204 West Eighth st. Owned by William W. Warren; loss, $298; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by John Early, as dwelling; loss, $300; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 12th, 10-2 P. 31. Still. 
No. 186 Salem st. Owned by Joseph Jeffers ; loss, $22 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by James Orr, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
kerosene lamp explosion. 

Wednesday, 12th, 10-05 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 4 Keiible st. Owned by George Williams heirs ; loss, $450 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; 'occupied by C. E. Wliitten, as soap-maker; loss, $443; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; C. E. Bowker, as storage ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $500 ; originated 
in basement; extended to the roof; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 12th, 11-55 P.M. Box 421. 

No. 27 Vine st. Owned by Daniel Scott; loss, $125; owned by John 
Reagan; loss, $29; insurance, $100; occupied by Daniel Scott, as stable; 
occupied by John Reagan, as wood and coal shed, and stable ; originated in 
stable, hay-loft; extended to adjoining building; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — Owing to an accident to Box 424, which was the box pulled, 
only 421 was received at head-quarters, and struck on the bells; the same 
accident caused the Charlestown circuit to open, and the bells in that district 
not striking, Box 428 was pulled for the same fire at 0-02 A.M., the 13th. 

Thursday, 13th, 11-42 A.M. Still. 
No. 25 Pitts st. Owned by T. Hayes; loss, $10; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by Mr. Munroe, as dwelling; originated in shed in rear; cause, 
children playing with matches. 

Friday, 14th, 11-51 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 51 Chardon st. Owned by Bowker & Torrey; loss, $153; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by F. A. Searle, as printer; loss, $1,850; insurance, 
$25,000; McDonald & Son, as bookbinders; loss, $443; insurance, $32,500; 
Mt. Vernon Suspender Co., as suspenders; insurance, $15,000; originated on 
4th floor ; cause, unknown. 



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Saturday, 15th, 0-21 A.M. Box 239. 
No. 34 Ruggles st. Owned by Edwards & Brackett ; loss, $5 ; occupied 
by A. J. Foster & Co., as leather works; originated in shed in rear; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Saturday, loth, 10-391 A.M. Box 323. 
Dorchester avenue. Owned by M. Cunningham; occupied by M. Cun- 
ningham et als., as blacksmith, etc. ; originated on the roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Saturday, 15th, 3-28 P.M. Box 142. 
Cor. of F and Dove sts. Owned by Edward G. Pond; loss, $712; insur- 
ance, $750; occupied by Edw. G. Pond, as stable, etc.; loss, $3,058; insur- 
ance, $8,000; originated on 2d floor ; extended to roof ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 5 P.M. Still. 
Rutherford ave. (on the dump) ; cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-44 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 13 Spring lane. Owned by Lambert heirs ; loss, $722 ; insurance, 
$9,500; occupied by R. W. Carter, as dining-saloon; loss, $1,613; insurance, 
$2,000; originated in basement; extended to roof; cause, supposed, lamp ex- 
plosion. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-50 P.M. Box 15. 
Fulton st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire 

Sunday, 16th, 1-08 h A.M. Box 9. 

No. 15 Clark st. Owned by Peter Welsh; loss, $46; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Patrick Joyce, as dwelling ; loss, $35 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Sunday, 16th, l-41h A.M. Box 41. 
No. 13 Spring lane. Owned by Lambert heirs ; occupied by R. W. Car- 
ter, as dining saloon; originated on roof; cause, rekindling of previous fire. 

Sunday, 16th, 8-24 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 4 Alden st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 16th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 70 Chelsea st. Owned by Pratt & Babb ; occupied by Ingalls & 
Breed, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 18th, 0-07 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 166 Lincoln st. Owned by A. D. Puffer; loss $100; occupied by A. 
E. Nash, as dining-saloon; loss, $5; insurance, $500; A. B. Spear, as stor- 
age ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 18th, 11 A.M. Box 212. 
No. 6 Pike st. (Rear.) Owned by Wm. Manning; occupied by Wm. 
Horan, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, ISth, 4-30 P.M. Box 175. 

No. 373 Princeton st. Owned by Daniel Hurley ; loss, $100 ; occupied 
by Daniel Hurley, as stable ; loss, $100 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to 
adjoining buildings ; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

No. 371. Owned by Daniel Hurley; loss, $300; insurance, $700; unoc- 
cupied dwelling. 

No. 434 Chelsea st. Owned by Daniel Hurley; loss, $75; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by John Hurley, as dwelling. 

Chelsea st. Owned by Mrs. Nugent; loss, $25; insurance, $500; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Nugent, as dwelling. 



Appendix. 25 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-45 P. M. Still. 
No. 6 Crescent pl. Owned by A. S. Scrutin ; occupied by A. S. Scrutin, 
as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Wednesday, 19th, 1-29 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 119 Shawmut ave. Cause, building struck by ligbtning; no fire. 

Thursday, 20th, 4-23 P.M. Box 435. 
No. 429 Medford st. Owned by H. Wood, Sons, & Co; loss, $229; occu- 
pied by H. Wood, Sons, & Co., as rubber cement manufactory ; loss, $400; 
insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; extended to entire building; cause, 
ignition of napbtha gas from furnace. 

Saturday, 2 2d, 5-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 2 Morton st. Owned by M. A. Metcalf ; occupied by Mrs. Tansey, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 22d, 6-36, 6.50 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 69, 71, and 73 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $1,080; 
insurance, $12,500 ; occupied by S. L. Holt & Co., as machinists ; loss, $1,300 ; 
insurance, $5,000; Boston Musical Instrument Co., as manufactory; loss, 
$1,250; insurance, $15,000; J. Zane & Co., as plumbers' material; loss, 
$1,500; insurance, $4,000; G. W. Hawes & Co., as suspender factory; loss, 
$119; insurance, $300; H. P. Muldoon, as silver-plater; loss, $440; insur- 
ance, $2,600; F. Sargent & Co., as carriages; loss, $1,267; insurance, 
$19,500; Floyd & Moore, as stucco-workers; loss, $250; insurance, $500; 
originated on 3d floor ; extended to 4th and 5th floors ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-181 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 19 Webster pl. Owned by J. Dunham estate ; occupied by 
Bernard Murphy, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, curtain taking 
fire from lamp. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-43 P.M. Box 163. 
No. 120 Porter st. Owned by Coleman Cook; occupied by David Wood, 
as dwelling : originated on 3d floor ; cause, curtain taking fire from lamp. 

Saturday, 22d, 11-12 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 439 Tremont st. Owned by Bailey & Jenkins ; occupied by S. W. 
Spofford, as stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-25 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 6 Oswego st. Owned by Patrick Troy; loss, $135; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Patrick Troy, as dwelling ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
hot coals from stove. 

Sunday, 23d, 11-30 P.M. Box 74. 
No. 8 East Dedham st. Owned by A. Myers ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by D. Burk, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use of lighted match. 

Monday, 24th, 5-14h A.M. Box 7. 
No. 370 North Charles st. Owned by J. A. Doe, Jr. ; occupied by J. A. 
Doe, Jr., as stable; originated on ground floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 24th, 8.55 A.M. Box 124. 
No. 150 Silver st. Owned by J. N. P. Dyer; loss, $33; insurance, $700; 
occupied by James Dunn, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Monday, 24th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Dump, foot of B st. Cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 



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Tuesday, 25th, 1-32 P.M. Box .572. 
Washington st. Owned by James Munroe ; loss, §200 ; insurance, §200 ; 
occupied by James Munroe, as hay shed; originated on 1st floor; extended 
to entire building ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5-17 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 133 Endicott st. (Rear.) Owned by Waters estate; loss, $397; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by E. Mehan, as dwelling; loss, §10; Rose 
Dougherty, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; Ella Dougherty, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; 
B. O'Dowd, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in sheds in rear; extended to 
adjoining buildings ; cause, supposed, children playing with matches. 

No. 60 North Margin st. Owned by F. Ayer; loss, $34; insurance, 
$8,750; occupied by Thos. J. Booth; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by several families, as dwelling; loss, $10. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-57h P-M. Box 179. 
Eden st., Orient Heights. Owned by Stephen E. Rymick; loss, 90; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Stephen E. Rymick, as dwelling; loss, $10; 
insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 26th, 1-59 P.M. Box 198. 
Chelsea, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 

Wednesday, 26th, 10-54 P. 31. Box 253. 
No. 472 Blue hill ave. Owned by S. A. Britton ; loss, $20 ; occupied by 
H. W. Bigelow, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $850; originated on 4th 
floor; extended to roof; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 8-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 Fulsome Court. Owned by A. Fulsome ; loss, $3 ; occupied by A. 
Fulsome, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use 
of lighted matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
Commercial st. Cause, bursting of carboy of vitriol in street. 

Thursday, 27th, 1-22 P.M. Box 231. 
No. 15 Eustis st. Owned by T. D. Mulrey ; occupied by Bridget Murphy, 
as dwelling; insurance, $400; originated on 3d floor; cause, building fire 
with kerosene. 

Thursday, 27th, 6 P. 31. Still. 
Arlington ave. Cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 

Thursday, 27th, 7-53, 7-56 P. 31. Box 15. 
No. 135 and 137 Folton st. Owned by Samuel Loud; loss, $656; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Bagnall & Loud, as pump and block makers; loss, 
$1,625; insurance, $17,400; originated on 5th floor; cause, sparks from fur- 
nace. 

Saturday, 29th, 2-16 P. 31. Box 87. 
No. 69 Lenox st. Owned by James Teevan; loss, $30; insurance, $3,900; 
occupied by James Teevan, as dwelling; loss, $3; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, building fire with kerosene oil. 

Sunday, 30th, 7-52 A. 31. Box 3. 
No. 42 Sheafe st. Owned by A. Ballou ; loss, $68; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by A. Ballou, as dwelling; loss, $250; insurance, $1,300; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 27 



AUGUST. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-54 A. 31. Box 17. 
No. 93 Union st. Owned by J. J. Raynor estate; loss, $262; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by Glidden & Joy, as paints, oils, etc. ; loss, $560 ; insurance, 
$4,200; originated in basement; cause, ignition of varnisli from hot iron. 

Wednesday, 2d, 8-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 93 Centre st. Owned by John Ollis estate; loss, $1; occupied by 
Thomas Connell, as stable ; originated on the outside ; cause, set on fire by 
boys. , 

Wednesday, 2d, 0-13 P. 31. Still. 
No. 16 Gates st. Owned by C. H. Libby; occupied by S. N. Howe, as 
dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated in basement ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 2d, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 83 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul; occupied by J. F. Paul, as 
elevator ; originated in elevator ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 3d, 10-15 A. 31. Still. 
Frothingham ave. Owned by H. Worthley ; occupied by H. Worthley, 
as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 3d, 4-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 46 Buckingham st. Owned by Shawmut Bank ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
J. H. Skinner, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $500; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 5th, 3-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 103 B st. Owned by E. Jackson heirs; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Mrs. E. Jackson, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Saturday, 5th, 9-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 41 A st. Owned by Lavery heirs ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $4,000 ; oc- 
cupied by John Egan, as dwelling; loss, §300; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 11-10 P. 31. Still. 
Green st., Jamaica Plain. Owned by E. F. Gleason; occupied by Henry 
Batchelder, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp ex- 
plosion. 

Sunday, 16th, 10 A.31. Still. 
Nos. 73 and 79 Sumner st. Cause, accidental automatic call. 

Sunday, 6th, 2-15 P. 31. Still. 
Foundry st. Owned by Moore & Wyman; loss, $5; originated in pile 
of lumber; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-25 P. 31. Box 68. 
No. 17 Wareham st. Owned by Nathaniel Cummings ; unoccupied; orig- 
inated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 1-17 A. 31. Box 71. 
No. 439 Tremont st. Owned by Bailey & Jenkins; loss, $1,193; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by S. W. Spofford, as stable; loss, $1,939; insur- 
ance, $5,708; E. A. Chase, as stable; loss, $260; insurance, $2,000; J. A. 
Purington et als., as stable; loss, $25; insurance, $1,625; originated on 2d 
and 3d floors ; cause, incendiary. 



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Friday, 11th, 1-14 A.M. Box 59. 
Nos. 143 to 153 South st. Owned by Faxon Bros. ; loss, $1,100; insur- 
ance, $1,250;, occupied by E. Barlow, as junk-shop; loss, $9,014; insurance, 
$9,250; W. McDonald, as paint-shop; loss, $30; insurance, $250; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 11th, 1-41 P. 31. Box 159. 
Eastern R.R. Round-house. Owned by Eastern Railroad ; occupied by 
Eastern Railroad, as round-house ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
forge. 

Friday, 11th, 10-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 and 10 Canal st. Owned by Lyman heirs; occupied by East India 
Bedding Co., as store-room; loss, $60; insurance, $6,925; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, overheated chimney. 

Saturday, 12th, 11-28 P.M. Box 2. 
No. 65 Charter st. (Rear.) Owned by Nathan Robbins ; occupied by 
M. Connelly, as dwelling; loss, 25; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene 
lamp explosion. 

Sunday, 13th, 2-15 A.M. Box 2. 

No. 3 Townsend pl. Owned by Boston Gas Light Co.; loss, $280; 
insurance, $500; occupied by M. Griffin, as dwelling; loss, $250; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, supposed breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks . — Mrs. Mary Griffin was found burned to death by members of 
the department, after the fire had been extinguished. 

Sunday, 13th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
Rowe's Wharf. Owned by Rowe's Wharf Corporation ; occupied by 
Nantasket Steamboat Co., as station; originated on wharf; cause, cigar or 
matches thrown between planking. 

Sunday, 13th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
Sidney st. Hay-stack ; owned by Matthew Dalton ; loss, $20 ; originated 
on vacant land; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 
Dump, foot of A st. Cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-23 P.M. Box 175. 

No. 327 Chelsea st. Owned by John Marshall ; occupied by John Mar- 
shall, as stable ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 14th, 11-05 P.M. Box 212. 
No. 43 Fellows st. Owned by E. S. Johnson; loss, $500; occupied by 
M. Bresnahan, as dwelling; loss, $20; J. Donnelly, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Tuesday, 15th, 4-54 A.M. Still. 
No. 44 Fleet st. Owned by John O'Hare; loss, $35; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Daniel Landoz, as dwelling ; loss, $3 ; insurance, $400 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, supposed rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-15 P.M. Box 215. 
No. 972 Tremont st. Owned by Messrs. Salisbury; loss, $167; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by G. A. Kerswell, as grocery; loss, $5; insurance, 
$500; originated in basement ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 15th, 10-55 A.M. Box 4. 
No. 97 and 99 Beverly st. Owned by Cheney & Hunnewell; loss, $12; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by J. J. Rink, as blacksmith; insurance, $1,500; 
originated in yard, in rear ; cause, sparks from furnace. 



Appendix. 29 



Wednesday, 16th, 2-18 A.M. Box 53. 
No. 603 Washington st. Owned by R. F. Parker et als. ; loss, $1,017 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by Duffy, Cashman, & Co., as printers; loss 
$955; insurance, $27,050; Woodward & Brown, as pianos; loss, $16,404 
insurance, $20,000; Estey Organ Co., as store-room ; loss, $125; insurance 
$6,000; Abbey, Schoeffel, & Co., as storage; loss, $710; insurance, $2,000 
R. Hoe & Co., as storage; loss, $17; insurance, $2,000; originated on 5th 
floor; cause, supposed, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 16th, 6-49 A. 31. Still. 
No. 104 Cambridge st. Owned by Mr. Bean; loss, $25; occupied by 
Boilott, Reyer, & McCarthy, as bakery; loss, $300; insurance, $2,150; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 116 Northampton st. Owned by Levi Woodbury, occupied by Henry 
Deihl, as cigar-maker; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Friday, 18th, 7-12 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 143 Charlestown st. Owned by W. W. Bellows heirs ; occupied by 
Jordan, Burbank, & Christie, as brush-makers ; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
kerosene lamp explosion. 

Friday, 18th, 8-14 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Smith ave. Owned by Suffolk Savings-Bank ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by K. McDougall, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Friday, 18th, 9-47 P.M. Box 454. 
No. 8 Beacham st. Owned by W. Carroll; occupied by Mr. Smith, as 
dwelling; cause, meat burning on the stove. 

Saturday, 19th, 0-32 A.M. Still. 
No. 83 Green st. Owned hy Mr. Eddy ; occupied by E. P. Appleton, as 
dwelling; originated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 19th, 3-53 A.M. Box 68. 
Harrison ave., cor. op Wareham st. Owned by City of Boston; occu- 
pied by Fire Department, as repair-shop ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks 
from forge. 

Saturday, 19th, 8-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 Gilson court. Owned by Howard Woods ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Wm. Oxley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 9-47h P.M. Box 346. 
Codman st. Owned by Law Brothers ; occupied by Law Brothers, as fur- 
niture manufactory J loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
boiler furnace. 

Sunday, 20th, 1-50 P.M. Box 341. 
Commercial st. Owned by J. Preston estate ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; ocupied by Edward May, as dwelling, loss, $25 ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, supposed, smoking in bed. 

Sunday, 20th, 5-08 P. M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Originated on O.C. R.R. crossing; cause, pile of sleepers 
set on fire by boys. 

Monday, 21st, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
Spring Park ave. Owned by Geo. W. Barker; loss, $65; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. McCarthy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective flue. 



30 Crrr Document No. 84. 



Tuesday, 2 2d, 11-17 A. 31. Still. 
No. 122 Foundry st. Owned by M. Smith; loss, $20; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by M. Smith, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Thursday, 24th, 0-14 A.M. Still. 
No. 23 Green st. Owned by A. Brown; occupied by I. M. Southwick, as 
hotel ; originated in yard in rear ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 24th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 110 Cabot st. Owned by J. Streck estate; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mr. Malcolm, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Friday 25th, 6-49 P.M. Box 156. 
No. 34 New st. Owned by Provident Institution for Savings; loss, $250; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by Potter & Wrightington, as canning factory ; 
loss, $1,350; insurance, $30,000; originated in boiler-room; cause, careless 
use of naphtha and matches. 

Friday, 25th, 10-20 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 137 Hampden st. Owned by M. Hayes estate; occupied by W. B. 
Mendum & Co., as grocery; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp 
explosion. 

Saturday, 26th, 6-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 22 and 24 Charlestown st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $90 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by N. S. Dickey & Co., as confectioners; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 27th, 11-59 P.M., 0-10 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 16 and 18 Beverly st. Owned by R. H. Eddy; loss, $2,429 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by C. A. Millen, as mouldings; loss, $3,780; insur- 
ance, $8,000 ; J. Crosby, as cabinets, loss $2,105 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; extended to roof. 

No. 27 Haverhill st. Owned by Peter Homer ; loss, $62 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by N. E. Machine Co. et als., as machinist; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $9,000. 

Tuesday, 29th, 8-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 53 Centre st. Owned by Wm. Goldsmith; loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by H. A. Thayer, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 29th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Bowdoin st. Owned by Chas. F. Skimmins ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by P. W. Hazeltine, as hotel; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective wood-work and chimney. 

Tuesday, 29th, 11-24 P.M. Still. 
No. 235 Cambridge st. Owned by Mason & Hamlin; occupied by McKee 
& Richardson, as carriages ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
lighted cigar, thrown in window. 

Wednesday, 30th, 10-1 5k A.M. Box 412. 
No. 77 Lawrence st. Owned by John Wells ; loss, $25 ; occupied by 
John Wells, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, rubbish, set on fire 
by boys. 

Wednesday, 30th, 2-29h P.M. Box 546. 
Cow Island. Fire in meadow hay owned by Mr. McNamara ; cause un- 
known ; no damage ; needless alarm. 



Appendix. 31 



Wednesday, 30th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Staniford st. Owned by N. J. Bradlee; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Dr. Good, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 31st, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Chestnut-Hill aye. Owned by N. Jackson et als.; loss, 13; occupied 
by Mr. Nulty, as stable; loss, $10; originated on outside; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Thursday, 31st, 4-41 P.M. Box 432. 
No. 64 Walker st. Owned by G. W. Burkis ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by G. W. Burkis, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 



SEPTEMBER. 



Friday, 1st, 2-34 A. 31. Box 21. 
No. 74 Portland st. Owned by J. M. Robbins ; occupied by C. H. Fogg, 
as harness-maker; loss, $148; insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 1st, 4-42h A.M. Box 21. 
No. 92 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; occupied by White, 
Wiley, & Co., as paints, oils, etc. ; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Friday, 1st, 8-23 A. 31. Box 73. 

Bradford st. Originated in street ; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Friday, 1st, 9-35 P. 31. Still. 
Eastern Railroad track. Originated in pile of old sleepers ; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 2d, 3-50 A. 31. Still. 
No. 27 Meridian st. Owned by Thomas O'Brien; loss, $54; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. A. Martin, as dwelling; loss, $117; insurance, $2,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Saturday, 2d, 9-51 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 196£ Eliot st. Owned by William Sohier; occupied by Charles 
Harms, as dining saloon ; originated in basement ; cause, kerosene lamp 
leaking. 

Saturday, 2d, 1-30 P. 31. Still. 
Jess st. Owned by C. T. Clark; unoccupied; originated on the roof; 
cause, sparks from hcisting-engine. 

Saturday, 2d, 8-10 P.M. Box 465. 
Cambridge st. (Rear.) Originated in pile of old sleepers ; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Saturday, 2d, 11-21 P. 31. Still. 
No. 29 Belmont st. Owned by Daniel Callahan; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John McWane, as dwelling; loss, $7; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, careless use of pipe and matches. 

Sunday, 3d, 10-27 A.3I. Box 513. 
No. 4 Glendale terrace. Owned by William Matthews; loss, $1,353; 
insurance, $3,500; occupied by George A. Melville, as dwelling; loss, $2S 
originated on 1st floor ; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 



32 City Document No. 84. 



Monday, 4th, 6-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 30 and 32 Lancaster st. Owned by J. F. Keating; occupied by J. 
F. Keating, as planing mill; cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-43 P.M. Box 83. 
No. 75 Chester square. Owned by Dr. O'Leary; loss, $2,000; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Lillian E. Lane, as dwelling; loss, $2,500; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated in basement; extended to 3d floor; cause, defective 
range. 

Saturday, 9th, 6-50 P.M. Box 35. 
No. 41 Tremont st. Owned by Andrew Carney heirs ; loss, $2 ; occupied 
by Hotel Gazette Publishing Company, as printing-office ; loss, $375 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Saturday, 9th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 55 Charlestown st. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell ; occupied by Wm. 
Highton & Sons, as manufactory ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated 
japan furnace. 

Monday, 11th, 0-48 A.M. Box 85. 
No. 418 Tremont st. Owned by A. R. Bassett; loss, $65; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by George F. Kimball, as liquor-store; loss, $250; insur- 
ance, $3,300; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window curtain. 

Monday, llih, 6-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 31 and 33 Batterymarch st. Owned by Benjamin Adams estate; 
occupied by Briggs & Robinson, as paint-dealers; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 11th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 
Boston & Albany R.R. Depot, Kneeland st. Loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$200,000; originated on roof rafters; cause, electric light wires. 

Monday, 11th, 4-27 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 3 Charlestown st. Owned by R. Hollings & Co. ; loss, $235 ; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Robert Austin, as eating-saloon; loss, $400; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, filling lighted kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 12th, 0-35 A.M. Box 148. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 13th, 6-15 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 86 Summer st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 13th, ll-19h P.M. Box 13. 
No. 2 Keith's alley. Owned by Sarah Robinson ; occupied by Joseph 
Augustine, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Thursday, 14th, 0-55 A.M. Still. 
Roxbury st. Owned by L. Prang & Co. ; originated in rubbish in yard ; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 14th, 2-37 P. 31. Still. 
Cor. of Dudley st. and Woodward ave. Owned by Little Sisters of the 
Poor ; occupied as Old Folks' Home ; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Thursday, 14th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

Boston & Albany Railroad depot, Kneeland st. Loss, $5, insurance, 
$200,000 ; cause, electric light wires. 

Friday, 15th, 0-05 A.M. Still. 
Lowland st. Owned by Suffolk Glass Co.; loss, $10; occupied by Suf- 
folk Glass Co., as manufactory; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
furnace. 



Appendix. 33 

Friday, 15th, 10-22 A.M. Box 349. 
Alarm given accidentally by Engineer Hewins while testing boxes. 

Friday, 15th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 
Cor. of Boston and Ellery sts. Owned by A. Richmond ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by A. Richmond, as carriage manufactory; origi- 
nated on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 15th, 5-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 369 Atlantic ave. Owned by Eranklin King; occupied by G. W. 
& C. R. Miller, as bottling establishment; originated in basement; cause, de- 
fective boiler-setting. 

Friday, 15th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Minot st. Owned by Wm. Shea; loss, $10; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Griffin, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 



False alarm. 
False alarm. 
False alarm. 



Friday, 15th, 7-07 P.M. Box 37. 

Friday, 15th, 7-23 P.M. Box 19. 

Friday, 15th, 8-05 P.M. Box 7. 



Saturday, 16th, 5-32h A.M. Box 453. 
Tcfts Wharf, Medford st. Owned by Nathan Tufts ; occupied by Nathan 
Tufts, as grain store ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 16th, 2-32 P.M. Box 232. 
No. 43 Mt. Pleasant ave. Owned by G. P. Reed; loss, $30; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by G. P. Reed, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Sunday, 17th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 Morton st. Owned by C. E. Moore; occupied by Arthur Devlin, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Sunday, 17th, 2-57 A.M. Box 257. 
No. 16 Wabon st. Owned by H. V. Hey wood ; loss, $1,490; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by H. V. Hey wood, as dwelling; loss, $700; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 17th, 10-OS A.M. Box 16. 
No. 32 Fanetjil Hall sq. Owned by Daniel Greenleaf heirs; loss, $150; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Poole & Son et als., as plumbers, etc. ; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Sunday, 17th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 216 Kneeland st. Cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 

Sunday, 17th, 8-06 P.M. Box 41. 
Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 17th, 10-06 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 157 Kingston st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by I. Wilkes, as tailor; loss, $70; insurance, $1,000; A. 
Ratshesky, as tailor; loss, $825; insurance, $1,000; Louis & Cohen et als., 
as tailors, etc. ; loss, $119; insurance, $5,300; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 18th, ll-59h P.M. Box 356. 
Euclid st. Owned by D. H. Ham; loss, $10; occupied by D. H. Ham, 
as dwelling; originated in cellar ; cause unknown. 



34 City Document No. 84. 



Tuesday, 19th, 0-52 P.M. Box 82. 
No. 4 Coburn pl. Owned by E. S. Johnson; loss, $30; insurance, $1,700; 
occupied by Samuel Collins, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children jjlaying with matches. 

Tuesday, 19th, 1-01 P.M. Box 221. 
No. 8 Prentiss st. Owned by John Miller; occupied by E. Kesiberg, as 
cooper shop; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 19th, 11.-08 P.M. Still. 
Centre, cor. of Green st. Owned by the Minot heirs ; occupied by John 
H. May, as upholsterer; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 4-23 A.M. Still. 
Cor. of Causeway and Mereimac sts. Owned by Thos. Wigglesworth ; 
occupied by L. W. Pickens, as planing mill ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
overheated boiler. 

Wednesday, 20th, 6-57h P.M. Box 75. 
No. 9 East Newton st. Owned by Suffolk Savings-Bank ; loss, $300 ; oc- 
cupied by H. N. Lamb, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated in basement; 
cause, gas explosion, — carelessness of gas-fitter. • 

Sunday, 24th, 5 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 116 and 120 Purchase st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 24th, 7 P.31. Box 214. 
No. 15 Hunneman st. Owned by J. H. Hunneman; occupied by G. E. 
Howe, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, clothes hanging too near 
stove. 

Monday, 25th, 7 P.31. Box 35. 

Nos. 28 and 40 Court st. Owned by Adams Express Co. ; occupied by 
Adams Express Co., as offices; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 26th, 4-50h A.M. Box 413. 
Eastern Railroad Track. Owned by Eastern Railroad Corporation ; 
loss, $5; occupied by Eastern R.R. Corporation, as switch-house; originated 
in rags and paper on floor; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 1-40 A.M. Box 43. 
No. 5 Norfolk i>l. Owned by Alex. Moseley; occupied by Chadwick, 
& Stillings et als., as hat block manufactory; loss, $15; insurance, $3,500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Friday, 29th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Hull st. Owned by Thos. Clark; loss, $5; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Mrs. Dunnigan, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, kero- 
sene lamp explosion. 



OCTOBER. 



Sunday, 1st, 3-06 P. 31. Still. 
No. 139 Hanover st. Owned by Charles E. Pratt; loss, $5; cause, 
smoke mistaken for lire. 

Monday, 2d, 4-45 P. M. Still. 
No. 199 South st. Owned by William E. Watson ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by John Crowley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 35 

Tuesday, 3d, 2-48 A.M. Still. 
Cause, hot ashes in barrel in yard off Berkeley st. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-02h P. M. Box 45. 
No. 151 Congress st. Owned by James Cook heirs ; occupied by A. L. 
Tibbie & Co., as paper stocks; originated in basement; cause, careless use 
of matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-03h P.M. Box 89. 

No. 46 Commonwealth ave. Originated in ash barrel in yard; cause, 
spontaneous combustion of oily waste. 

Friday, 6th, 10-53 A.M. Box 187. 
Chelsea st. Owned by Pierce & Canterbury ; occupied by Pierce & Can- 
terbury, as oil refinery; cause, leaky still. 

Friday 6th, 5-19 P.M. Box 324. 
Geeen-st. court. Owned by S. B. Pierce ; loss, $75 ; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; originated on first floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 6th, 6-03 P. M. Box 24. 
No. 3 McLean court. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 7th, 8-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 44 North st. Owned by John P. Squires ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by Simmons & Sons, as clothing manufactory; originated 
on second floor ; cause, defective brick-work under boiler. 

Sunday 8th, 2-42 A. 31. Box 159. 
No. 97 Marginal st. Owned by Albert Bowker; loss, $240; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Charles Hamae, as variety store; loss, $400; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on first floor ; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 8th, 1-01 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 40 Kneeland st. Owned by George W. Rice et als. ; loss, $248 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by M. Webber et als., as tailor-shops; loss, 
$200; insurance, $8,500 ;.Rothwell, Martin, & Co., as tailor-shops; loss, $40; 
Prager, Spitz, & Co., as tailor-shops ; loss, $50; P. Lozowski, as tailor-shops; 
loss, $10; H. Banish, as tobacconist; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on fourth floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 9th, 10-38 A.M. Box 325. 
Adams st. Owned by Edward Maclean; loss, $10; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Edward Maclean, as blacksmith; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 9th, 8-37 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 133 South st. (Rear.) Cause, incendiary, rubbish in street. 

Tuesday 10th, 8-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 49 Lexington st. Owned by A. Eord & Son ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,250; occupied by P. S. Johnson, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
third floor ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 10th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
Fiske's Wharf, Commercial st. Owned by John C. Nichols ; origi- 
nated in coal-pile on wharf; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 10th, 0-43 P.M. Box 89. 
Boylston st., cor. of Clarendon st. Owned by Trinity Church Society ; 
insurance, $200,000; occupied by Trinity Church ; originated on the roof ; 
cause, carelessness of plumbers dropping sparks from furnace. 



36 City Document No. 84. 



Tuesday, 10th, 5-59 P.M. Box 324. 

Green-st. court. Owned by S. B. Pierce; loss, $10; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; originated on first floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 10th, 6-09 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 West st. Owned by Bigelow Bros. ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by F. G. Young, as artist studio; loss, $200; originated 
on third floor ; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-17 A.M. Box 454. 
Stone's Wharf, Alford st. Owned by Gerry Stone & Co. ; originated 
in coal-pile on the wharf; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-30 P. 31. Still. 
Main st. (Rear.) Loss, $2. Remarks. — Wagon owned by O. H. P. 
Smith ; set on fire by sparks from driver's pipe. 

Friday, 13th, ll-20h, P.M. Box 41. 
No. 302 Washington st. Owned by Old South Society; loss, $350; 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by Mrs. George, as tailoress ; loss, $200; 
N. Phillips, as tailor; loss, $41; insurance, $350; Heustis & Studley et als., 
as tailors, etc.; loss, $350; insurance, $17,500; originated on fifth floor; 
cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 14th, 0-53 P.M. Box 342. 

Neponset ave. Owned by Woods heirs ; occupied by A. Stock, as junk 
shop ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 14th, 7-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 379 Harrison ave. Owned by Parker heirs; loss, $13; insurance, 
$600; occupied by R. M. & A. S. Johnson, as junk-shop; Reynolds & Co., 
as paint-shop ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $500 ; originated in rear of building ; 
cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-02 A. 31. Still. 
No. 636 Albany st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $250; occupied by 
Paving Department, as wharf; originated on the wharf; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 15th, 4-07 P. 31. Box 139. 
No. 521 East Second st. Owned by Henry Souther; loss, $1,500; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by James Cook & Co., as store-house; loss, 
$2,394; insurance, $2,500; originated in store-house ; cause, unknown. 

Sunday 15th, 7-13h P.M. Box 357. 
Bowdoin st. Owned by Nathaniel Phillips ; loss, $50 ; unoccupied stable ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 16th, 10-44 A. 31. Box 213. 
Farnham st. Owned by A. D. Williams estate; occupied by Globe 
Chemical Co., as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 16th, 4-38 P.3I. Still. 
No. 61 Haverhill st. Owned by A. Wentworth; occupied by Boston 
Cabinet Co., as manufactory; originated on 2d floor; cause, oil lamp 
igniting. 

Monday, 16th, 8-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Bromfield st. Owned by Bigelow heirs ; unoccupied offices ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, defective wood-work and masonry in chimney. 



Appendix. 37 

Tuesday, 17th, 0-35 A.M. Box 435. 
No. 425 Medford st. Owned by A. Waterman ; occupied by S. W. 
Brown & Co., as furniture manufactory; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 17th, 8-46 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Bulfinch st. Owned by John Dyer; loss, $85; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mary Arnold, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, filling lighted kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 17th, 9-56 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 5 Lancaster st. Owned by Z. Bowman et als.; loss, $690 ; insurance, 
$14,000; occupied by M. W. Carr, as silver-plater; loss, $2,432; insurance, 
$19,000; Electric Light Co., as manufactory ; loss, $300; insurance, $60,000; 
originated on 5th floor; cause, carelessness. 

Friday, 20th, 5-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 17 Meridian st. Owned by J. L. Lang; occupied by J. L. Lang 
as stationery store; loss, $9; originated on the awning outside; cause, 
insane man throwing lighted paper from window. 

Friday, 20th, 3-43 P. M. Box 323. 
Linden st. Owned by Thomas Sullivan ; originated in barrel of rubbish 
in yard ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 8-20 A.M. Box 415. 
Cambridge, Mass. Owned and occupied by Eastern Railroad Co., as coal- 
sheds ; cause, spontaneous combustion in coal-pile. 

Wednesday, 25th, 3-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Winter st. Owned by S. Cabot; occupied by M. Walko, as furrier; 
originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 6-27 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 40 Lancaster st. Owned by T. E. West; occupied by A. L. Cooley, 
as furniture manufactory; loss, $100; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, unknown; supposed friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 26th, 7-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Bui.finoh st. Owned by H. L. Odin; loss, $10; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Mr. Hastings; loss, $12; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting drapery curtain. 

Friday, 27th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

Eitchburg Railroad Coal-Sheds. Cause, spontaneous combustion in 
coal-pile. 

Friday, 27th, 10-18 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 141 Portland st. Owned by R. E. Demmon ; loss, $1,050; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. Measures, as brass foundry; loss, $550; insurance, 
$800; originated in brass foundry; extended to 151 and 155 Portland St.; 
cause, unknown. 

No. 151 Portland st. Owned and occupied by W. J. Slade, as cistern- 
builder; loss, $1,632; insurance, $2,500. 

No. 155 Portland st. Owned by Mr. Bailey; loss, $25; occupied by F. 
Shields, as stable. 

Sunday, 29th, 0-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 72 Leverett st. Owned by Albert Cobb ; occupied by M. H. Barry, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



38 City Document No. 84. 



Sunday, 29th, 0-44 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 1355 Washington st. Owned by William 0. Glover ; loss, .$774 ; in- 
surance, $20,000; occupied by Vose & Sons, as pianos; loss, $514; insur- 
ance, $37,000; E. G. Morse and Co., as office; S. C. Howard, as tailoress ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 30th, 6-5 5h P.M. Box 56. 
No. 345 Federal st. Owned by W. L. Lewis ; occupied by D. Mahoney, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Tuesday, 31st, 8-26 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 572 Washington st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $519 ; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by B. E. Perry, as storage; loss, $7,350; insurance, 
$29,400; Shultz & Harrington, as lithographers; loss, $840; insurance, 
$1,000; C. Crosby & Co., as lithographers; loss, $443; insurance, $22,500; 
various other parties, as business houses; insurance, $30,400; originated on 
6th floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



NOVEMBER. 

Wednesday, 1st, 3-54 P.M. Box 427. 
No. 48 Tremont st. Owned by F. Raines; loss, $15; occupied by H. 
P. Hines, as dwelling; loss, $88; insurance, $500; originated in kitchen; 
cause, clothes falling on the stove. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-35 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 20 Lowell st. Ownedby B. & L. R.R. Corporation, insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by B. & L. R.R. Corporation, as freight sheds ; loss, $1,115; insur- 
ance, $26,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, probable carelessly throwing 
match in bales of cotton. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-27 A.M. Still. 
No. 122 Pearl st. Owned by H. D. Parker; occupied by National Sew- 
ing Machine Co., as factory; originated on 3d floor; cause, overheated chim- 
ney. 

Thursday, 2d, 4-39 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 61 Lenox st. Owned by Thomas Polin; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by Susan Johnson, as dwelling; loss, 50cts. ; insurance, $1,000; orig- 
inated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 3d, 1-56 A. M. Box 328. 
Ericson st. Owned by Putnam Nail Co. ; occupied by Putnam Nail Co., 
as office ; originated in basement ; cause, ignition of gas from broken pipe. 

Friday, 3d, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
Bowker's Wharf, Border st. Originated in pile of rubbish on wharf; 
cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-43 A. M. Box 543. 
LaGrange st. Owned by Standard Rubber Co.; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$667; occupied by Standard Rubber Co., as factory ; loss, $7,000; insui-ance, 
$4,333; originated on 1st floor ; extended to entire building; cause, friction 
of machinery. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Lyman st. Owned by Daniel Tower; loss, $75 ; insui-ance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Leavont, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, child 
playing with matches. 



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Saturday, 4th, 8-55 P. 31. Still. 
Vacant Land, Foot of B st. Originated in pile of rubbish ; cause, 
probably set by boys. 

Sunday, 5th, 10-2U, A. 31. Box 268. 
No. 26 Peerin st. Owned by D. C. Hodges; occupied by D. C. Hodges, 
as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot taking fire. 

Sunday, 5th, 5-34 P.M. Box 576. 
Cambridge, cor. of Garden st. Owned by Mrs. John Gordon; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,300; occupied by Mrs. John Gordon; loss, §50; insurance, 
$700 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of lighted paper. 

Sunday, 5th, 9-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 1-26 Broad st. Owned by D. J. Baker; loss, $25; occupied by Mrs. 
Donnelly, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, burning chimney firing wood-work. 

Sunday, 5th, 10-06 P. 31. Still. 
No. 20 Colony st. Owned by Frank Campbell; loss, $3; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by James King et als., as dwellings; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-43 A. 31. Still. 
No. 17 Allston st. Owned by Charles Thompson heirs ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by A. C. Hibbard, as dwelling; cause, defective 
chimney heated plastering, and the occupants supposed it was a fire; but on 
examination by members of the department no fire was found. 

Tuesday, 7th, 6-35 P.M. Box 171. 
No. 297 Border st. Owned by J. Keniston ; loss, $10; insurance, $600; 
occupied by James R. Keniston, as blacksmith ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $200 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Wednesday, 8th, 2-31 A.M. Box 53. 
No. 19 Essex st. Owned byD. F. Barker; loss, $552; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by M. Lincoln, as liquor store; loss, $150; insurance, $2,000; G. 
F. Russell, as costumer; loss, $800; insurance, $3,000; Miss Ryan, as 
dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-08 A. 31. Box 163. 
Cor. Marion and Bremen st. Owned by Atlantic Works Corporation ; 
loss, $37; insurance, $16,150; occupied by P. O'Brien, as currier-shop; 
originated on the roof; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 8th, 6-09 P. 31. Box 59. 
No. 272 Federal st. Owned by Wales estate ; insurance, $3,000 ; occu- 
pied by H. F. Wade & Sons, as hay-store; insurance, $800; Josiah Cum- 
mings, as trunk-factory; insurance, $400; originated or. 2d floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 9th, 11-48 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 151 Portland st. Owned by W. J. Slade ; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,250; occupied by W. J. Slade, as cistern-builder; insurance, $1,250; 
originated in basement ; cause, wood placed on boiler to dry taking fire. 

Friday, 10th, 4-50h A. 31. Box 129. 
Dorchester ave., Foot of B st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $8; 
occupied by Sewer Department, as store-room ; loss, $2 ; originated in the 
shed ; cause, careless use of gasoline lamp. 



40 City Document No. 84. 



Saturday, 11th, 10-08 A.M. Box 139. 
No. 460 East Third st. Owned by A. Johnston; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by James Hall et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, child playing with matches. 

Saturday, 11th, 4-47 P. 31. Box 14. 
No. 48 Eastern ave. Owned by S. B. Stebbins ; occupied by Weston 
Electric Light Company, as head-quarters ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
overheated flue. 

Sunday, 12th, 1-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 206 Dartmouth st. Owned by Mrs. Hall; toss, $135; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. Hall, as dwelling; loss, $125; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 13th, 3-22 P.M. Box 174. 
No. 136 Saratoga st. Owned by John F. Callahan ; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,105; occupied by Hop Ching, as laundry; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, gas explosion. 

Tuesday, 14th, 5-35 P. 31. Still. 

No. 127 Broad st. Owned by John Foster; occupied by D. Lawrence 
& Son, as liquor-store; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 15th, 3-16 P.M. Box 435. 
Medford st. Owned by Wood & Son ; occupied by Wood & Son, as wax 
factory; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of wax. 

Friday, 17th, 10-6, 10-14h, 10-19, 10-26 A.3I. Box 139. 
No. 480 East First st. Owned by A. Stetson estate; loss, $1,027; in- 
surance, $2,826; No. 475, owned by Patrick O'Brien; loss, $150; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. M. Stetson, as lumber, etc. ; loss, $7,150; insurance, 
$14,926; occupied by M. Scanlan, as dwelling; loss, $34; insurance, $400; 
originated in storage building ; extended to entire wharf, etc. ; cause, sup- 
posed slacking of lime. 

Friday, 17th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 480 East First st. Cause, rekindling of ruins of Stetson's fire. 

Saturday, 18th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 28 Parkman st. Owned by Joseph Scarlet; loss, $18; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. L. McClennan, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, child playing with matches. 

Sunday, 19th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
No 94 Lincoln st. Owned by J. S. Farlowe; loss, $5; occupied by M. 
O. Keefe et als., as junk-store, etc. ; originated in basement; cause, defective 
flue. 

3Ionday, 20th, 11-30 A. 31. Still. 
Allbright court. Owned by A. G. Allbright ; loss, $2 ; occupied by A. 
G. Allbright, as stable, etc.; originated on first floor; cause, thawing out 
water-pipes. 

3Ionday, 20th, 6-16 P.M. Box 465. 
Cambridge st. Owned by Stickney & Poor; loss, $375; insurance, $500; 
occupied by J. Finley & Bros., as stable, etc. ; loss, $338; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in stable; extended to roof; cause, breaking of lamp. 

Tuesday, 21st, 8-44 A.M. Box 18. 
No. 65 Hanover st. Owned by H. A. Whitney heirs; occupied by 
Thompson & Eaton, as drugs, etc. ; loss, $100; insurance, $20,000; originated 
on fifth floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 



Appendix. 41 



Tuesday, 21st, 5-16 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 2S7 Shawmut Ave. Owned by Isaac Myers; loss, $15; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Isaac Myers, as dwelling; loss, $3(5; insurance, $3,000; 
originated in basement; cause, boiling over of kettle of wax. 

Tuesday, 21st, 9-20 P. 31. Still. 

No. 27 Minot st. Owned by J. N. Bennett; occupied by Mrs. Burns, as 
dwelling; originated on first floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Remarks. — A female occupant (Mrs. Grant), was severely burned, neces- 
sitating her removal to the hospital. 

Thursday, 23d, 1-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 245 Tremont st. Owned by O. W. Galloupe; loss, $300; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by Wm. M. Pray, as hotel; insurance, $13,000; originated 
on first floor ; cause, upsetting kettle of fat. 

Thursday, 23d, 5-52 P. 31. Still. 
No. 17 Fleet st. Owned by Thos. Condon; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by E. Levi et als., as dwellings; originated on second floor ; cause, 
defective flue. 

Friday, 24th, 0-40 A. 31. Still. 
Opposite 37 Friend st. Originated on sidewalk, in straw ; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Friday, 24th, 2-10 A. 31. Still. 
Mystic Wharf. Owned by Boston & Lowell Railroad Corporation; origi- 
nated in pile of lumber; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 24th, 12-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 137 Chambers st. (Rear.) Owned by Z. Jackson; occupied by R. C. 
Harris, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on first floor ; cause, child playing 
•with matches. 

Friday, 24th, 6-11 P. 31. Box 431. 
No. 2 Hill st. Owned by John McCabe; occupied by Geo. Bullard, as 
dwelling; originated on first floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 24th, 8-57 P. 31. Box 53. 
Fatette court. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 25th, 1-43 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 4 Leverett st. Owned by W. K. Porter; loss, $52; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by H. L. Huse and Geo. Perkins, as dwellings; originated 
on third floor ; cause, breaking lamp in drunken quarrel. 

Saturday, 25th, 10-44, 10-48 A.M. Box 84. 
No. 394 Beacon st. (Rear.) Owned by C. A. Richards; loss, $1,100; in- 
surance, $7,000; occupied by C. A. Richards, as stable; loss, $200; origi- 
nated on first floor; extended to roof; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 25th, 7-30 P. 31. Still. 
"YVabon st. Originated on vacant land ; cause, set by boys in leaves and 
grass. 

Sunday, 26th, 7-53 P.3I. Box 51. 
No. 222 Congress st. Owned by Jennie P. Phillips; insurance, $23,000; 
occupied by Cutter, Foster, & Co., as leather-dealers; loss, $150; insurance, 
$21,000; originated on third floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 26th, 5-59 P. 31. Box 156. 
No. 117 Sumner st. Owned by Lyon, Dupey, & Co. ; occupied by Colum- 
bian Boat Clu'o, as club-room; originated on second floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 



42 City Document No. 84. 



Sunday, 26th, 8-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 257 Sumner st. Owned by L. A. Noyes; occupied by L. A. Noyes, 
as stable; originated on second floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 27th, 6-32h A.M. Box 93. 

No. 593 Teemont st. Owned by Chas. F. McClure ; loss, $474 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Miss Ella Smith; loss, $195; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on second floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 27th, 2 P.M. Box 182. 
No. 139 Sumner st. Owned by Hill & Wright; loss, $14; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Hill & Wright, as coopers ; originated on 3d floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 0-4.2 A.M. Box 412. 
No. 222 Main st. Owned by J. Saunders ; originated in wood-pile ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 28th, 11-50 A.M. Box 71. 
No. 59 Warren ave. Owned by Win. Timlin ; occupied by Geo. M. Tilton, 
as dwelling; loss, $250; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 11-56 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 267 Causeway st. Owned by Chas. McConnell; loss, $1,050; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by Chas. McConnell, as junk-store; loss, $7,500; 
insurance, $10,000; originated on 2d floor; extended to 1st floor; cause, un- 
known. 



DECEMBER, 

Friday, 1st, 6-43h P.M. Box 167. 
No. 4 Union court. Owned by Sarah A. Crosby ; occupied by Thos. Mc- 
Manus, as dwelling; loss, $50 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless smoking 
in bed. 

Saturday, 2d, 4-12 A.M. Box 156. 
No. 17 Border st. Owned by Webb & Watson ; loss, $450; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Webb & Watson, as machinists ; loss, $925; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 2d, 6-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 267 Causeway st. Owned by Chas. McConnell; occupied bj' Chas. 
McConnell, as junk-store ; originated in ruins ; cause, rekindling. Remarks. — 
Apparatus was called to above location to extinguish fire on the following dates : 
Dec. 2d, 11 A.M. ; Dec, 3d, 0-43 A.M. ; Dec.^th, 0-15 A.M. ; Dec. 6th, 2-45 
P.M. ; Dec. 11th, A.M. ; no additional loss was sustained. 

Sunday, 3d, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 Meridian st. Owned by Chas. H. Woods ; loss, $3 ; occupied by 
Chas. Durbeck, as bird store; loss, $2 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, ex- 
plosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 3d, 9-30 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 342 North st. (Rear.) Owned by Wm. Blake; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mr. Hagan ei als., as dwellings; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 4th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 1 Wallace court. Owned by Frank Todd ; occupied by Frank Todd, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 43 

Monday, 8th, 11-12 A.M. Box 8. 

No. 115 and 117 Merrimac st. Owned by J. C. Loring heirs; loss, $200; 
occupied by Harrigan & Co. et als., as horse-shoers, etc. ; loss, $100; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 0-35 P.M. Box 367. 
Accidental alarm given by District Engineer Hewins while testing boxes. 

Monday, 4th, 8-18 P.M. Box 86. 
No. 478 Shawmut ave. Owned by Otis Everett; loss, $505; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by Otis Everett, as dwelling; loss, $300; insurance. $10,- 
000; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective fireplace. 

Monday, 4th, 10-27 P. M. Box 24. 
No. 131 Cambridge st. Owned by M. A. Bates; loss, $25; insurance, 
$4,400; occupied by R. Josephs, as fruit-store ; loss, $80; insurance, $300; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 4th, 10-41 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 21 Wareham st. Owned by J. W. Coburn ; occupied by Roberts & 
Murray, as mouldings; originated in basement; cause, careless use of gas-jet. 

Tuesday, 5th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 150 Tremont st. Owned by Wm. Lawrence heirs ; loss, $50 ; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by F. A. Parker etals., as offices, etc. ; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 6th, 4-51 P.M. Box 31. 
No. 12 Arlington st. Owned by J. M. Sears; loss, $800; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by J. M. Sears, as dwelling; loss, $740; insurance, 
$75,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of drapery from torch. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 
Kneeland st. Originated in pile of rubbish; cause, set by boys. 
Friday, 8th, 0-54 P.M. Box 235. 

No. 37 Winthrop st. Owned by F. J. Ward; loss, $10; insurance, $12,- 
000; occupied by E. J. Ward, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective grate-setting. 

Friday, 8th, 6-34 P.M. Box 43. 
No. 74 and 80 Chauncey st. Owned by J. T. Eldredge; loss, $45; in- 
surance, $40,000; occupied by Allen, Goodwin, & Co., as gloves, laces, &c. ; 
insurance, $75,500; originated in basement; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 9th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 94 Quincy st. Owned by B. Looney; loss, $5; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by J. Maloney, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defec- 
tive chimney. 

Saturday, 9th, 7-18 P.M. Box 343. 
Tenean st. Owned by J. W. Hannum; loss, $1,243; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Dolan, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor; ex- 
tended to entire building ; cause, supposed overheated stove. 

Saturday, 9th, 11-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Highland ave. Owned by T. F. Hammer ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. A. Sutherland, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of gas from broken pipe. 

Sunday, 10th, 2-03 A.M. Box 43. 
No. 57 Temple pl. Owned by Chas. Blake ; loss, $425 ; insurance, $59.- 
876; occupied by James Dooling, as confectioner; loss, $1,705; insurance, 
$4,000; R. Schwarz etals., as toys, etc.; insurance, $6,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause, unknown. 



44 City Document No. 84. 

Thursday, 14th, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 79 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood Manufacturing Co. 
Remarks. — Accidental call on electric bell ; no fire. 

Friday, 15th, 10-07 A.M. Still. 
No. 50 Purchase st. Owned by J. T. Whiting ; insurance, $3,000 ; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Kennedy et als., as dwelling; originated on 5th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 15th, 1-32 P.M. Box 128. 
No. 29 Boston st. Owned by A. C. Richmond ; loss, 30 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. C. Richmond, as carriages; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 15th, 9-57k P.M. Pox 213. 
No. 20 and 22 Adams st. (Rear). Owned by Benj. Waldron; loss, $5; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by E. Gallagher et als., as stable; originated on 
1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 16th, 10-59 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 4 Park st. Owned by Quincy heirs; insurance, $20,000; occupied 
by Notman & Campbell, as photographers ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 
4th floor; cause, ignition of material from stove. 

Saturday, 16th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 47 Moulton st. Owned by J. Meade; loss, $65; insurance, $1,600; 
occupied by Mrs. Tulley ; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, bursting 
of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 108 F ST. Owned by J. M. Salmon; loss, $1; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. Kilner, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 18 Walker st. Owned by Walker heirs; originated on outside of 
building; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 16th, 9-0 '5k P.M. Box 514. 
Walnut park. Owned by C. M. Clapp; loss, $1,000; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by C. M. Clapp, as stable; loss, $2,000; insurance, $3,900; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 17th, 11-03 A.M. Box 268. 
No. 26 Perrin st. Owned by D. C. Hodges; occupied by D. C. Hodges, 
as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot taking fire. 

Sunday, 17th, 3-50 P. 31. Still. 
No. 52 West Cedar st. Owned by Mr. Brooks; loss, $81; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Wm. Breck, as dwelling: loss, $66; insurance, $2,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated flue. 

Tuesday, 19th, 9-49 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 1,929 Washington st. Owned by D. F. Faulkner; loss, $56; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by P. C. Hartnett et als., as tailor, etc. ; loss, $400; 
insurance, $1,700; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 19th, 10-55, 11-01 P.M. Box IS. 
No. 147 Washington st. and 11 Cornhill. Owned by E. T. Mason; 
loss, $4,563; insurance, $20,000; occupied by John P. Lovell & Sons, as 
gun-store; loss, $104,522; insurance, $77,500 ; Brigham & Co., as stamps 
and dies; loss, $430; insurance, $4,000; David Eckley; loss, $1,472; 
insurance, $10,000; Boston Photo Engraving Co., as engravers; loss, $25; 
insurance $3,500; Abbott Lawrence heirs; Farless & Boynton et als., as 
hardware, etc.; loss, $84; insurance, $8,000; originated in basement, 147 
Washington st. ; extended to 11 and 13 Cornhill; cause, gas explosion. 



Appendix. 45 



Wednesday, 20th, 2-57 A.M. Box 427. 
No. 79 Teemont st. Owned by T. Goldsmith; loss, $180; insurance, 
$1,400; occupied by D, Mahoney et als., as dwellings; loss, $50; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 20th, 6-47 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 130 Leveeett st. Owned by A. W. Burton; occupied by M. Wall 
et als., as dwellings; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene- 
oil lamp. 

Thursday, 21st, 5-50 A.M. Box 257. 

No. 57 Edgbwood st. Owned by Bernard Foley; loss, $1,000; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Bernard Foley, as currier ; loss, $5,000; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 21st, 7-29 A.M. Box 85. 
No. 62 Emeeald st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; unoccupied dwelling ; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-41 A.M. Box 67. 
No. 810 Washington st. Owned by Benjamin S. Cqdman ; loss, $168; 
insurance, $15,000 ; occupied by Charles Restein, as picture-frames; loss, 
$60; insurance, $3,500; S. McDonald et als., as dwellings; loss, $20; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Thursday, 21st, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 57 Edgewood st. Cause, rekindling of ruins. 

Friday, 22d, 3-59 A.M. Still. 
Coe. of Meeeimac and Sudbuey sts. Owned by G. A. Gardner heirs ; 
occupied by B. Lavezzo, as fruits, etc. ; originated in basement; cause, igni- 
tion of sawdust in barrel; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 22d, 10-11 P.M. Box 136. 
No. 586 East Fiest st. Owned by Harvey & Wright; loss, $1,200; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Harvey & Wright, as wood-yard; loss, 
$1,050; originated in boiler-room; extended to adjacent sheds; cause, un- 
known. 

Saturday, 23d, 7-15 P.M. Box 451. 
No. 1 Coeet couet. Owned by Robert Dowes ; occupied by Robert 
Dowes, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-24 A.M. Box 186. 
No. 16 Condoe st. Owned by Richard Ela; occupied by A. Raymond, 
as dwelling; cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 44 Beadfoed st. Owned by S. P. Ruggles; loss, $30; insurance, 
$2,400 ; occupied by John F. Johnston, as dwelling ; loss, $2 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 24th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 832 East Fifth st. Owned by James Collins ; loss, $2 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. S. Chase et als., as dwellings; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 28 Noeth Andeeson st. Owned by Peter Lang; occupied by Mr. 
Polirene, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 4-14 P.M. Still. 
No. 81 Feiend st. Owned by G. B. Blanchard; occupied by G. B. 
Blanchard, as hotel ; originated in basement ; cause, gas explosion. 



46 City Document No. 84. 



Sunday, 24th, 8-06 P. 31. Box 57. 

No. 65 Albany st. Owned by M. B. Kimball heirs ; originated in the 
chimney ; cause, soot taking fire. 

Sunday, 24th, 10-35 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 23 Prince st. Owned by W. F. Gould; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by W. J. Abbott, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, ignition of Christmas-tree from candle. 

Monday, 25th, 5-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 69 Beacon st. Owned by E. D. Jordan ; occupied by E. D. Jordan, 
as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot taking fire. 

Monday, 25th, 11-12 P.M. Box 417. 
No. 123 Eutheeford ave. Owned by J. H. Hall; loss, $90; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by John Driscoll, as dwelling ; loss, $30 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Tuesday, 26th, 12-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 86 Pincknet st. Owned by J. C. Martin; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. J. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $175; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 26th, 2 P. 31. Still. 
Centre st. Owned by R. R. Rose; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Isaac 
Mills, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed spontaneous 
combustion. 

Tuesday, 26th, 7-22 P. 31. Box 9. 

No. 435 Hanover st. Owned by P. Canny; insurance, $15,000; occu- 
pied by J. D. Marsh et als., as dwelling, etc. ; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
curtain taking fire from candle. 

Tuesday, 26th, 10-58 P.3I. Box 83. 
No. 212 Camden st. Owned by J. B. Crosby; loss, $6,899; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by W. B. Gleason & Co., as wood-workers; loss, $22,742; 
insurance, $35,000; originated on second floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 100 Portland st. Owned by M. B. Wise; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by H. M. Brown, as dwelling; insurance, '$500 ; originated 
in basement; cause, kerosene-lamp explosion. 

Friday, 29th, 8-45 A. 31. Still. 

No. 21 East Canton st. Owned by John Daly; loss, $9; insurance, 

$4,000; occupied by Mr. Griffin, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Friday, 29th, 2-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 218 West Ninth st. Owned by M. Campbell; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Joseph Gill et als., as dwellings ; loss, $5 ; originated on 
3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 6-26 P. 31. Still. 
No. 87 Court st. Owned by Henry Bryant; loss, $100; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by J. C. Thyng et als, as offices, etc. ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 9-1 2h P. 31. Box 15. 
No. 104 Richmond st. Owned by North American Insurance Co. ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Geo. E. Read, as furniture factory ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 47 



Saturday, 30th, 9-17 A.M. Box 93. 
No. 631 Tremont st. Owned by T. A. Slattery; loss, $60; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by T. A. Slattery, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 30th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 69 Essex st. Owned by B. K. Wood; insurance, $6,000; occupied 
by W. F. Aimer, as hotel; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 30th, 4-34, 4-42, and 4-48 P.M. Box 51. 
No. 159 Pearl st. Owned by D. K. & L. H. Phillips; loss, $4,692; 
insurance, $55,000; occupied by Mystic Rubber Co., as factory; loss, 
$5,500; insurance, $27,500; Jones, McDuffee, & Stratton, as storage ; loss, 
$6,450; insurance, $30,000; A. Lawrence & Co., as storage ; loss, $4,183; 
insurance, $237,500 ; C. W. Clement, boots and shoes ; loss not adjusted ; 
insurance, $135,000; Frank Breed et als., boots and shoes; loss, $5,700; 
insurance, $20,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 30th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 129 Bunker-hill st. Owned by James Ginn ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by David Murray, as shoe store; loss, $35; insurance, $1,800; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 30th, 6 P.M. Still. 

No. 422 Main st. Owned by L. W. Chamberlain ; occupied by L. W. 
Chamberlain, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 31st, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 Grove st. Owned by E. B. Hine; loss, $26; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Wm. Phillips, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 



JANUARY, 1883. 

Monday, 1st, 10-14 A. 31. Box 173. 
Glendon st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; occupied by Glendon Co., as 
engine-room; originated in boiler-room; cause, back draught from furnace 
setting fire to shavings. 

Monday, 1st, 0-57 P.M. Box 561. 
Brighton ave. Owned by Eben Francis ; loss, $150 ; occupied by Patrick 
Burk, as storage shed ; loss, $10 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Monday, 1st, 7-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 79 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood Manufacturing Co. ; cause, 
accidental electric call. 

Monday, 1st, 7-42 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 50 Chauncy st. Owned by C. A. Healey heirs ; loss, $841 ; insur- 
ance, $40,000; occupied by Hyde & Co., fancy goods; loss, $5,500; in- 
surance, $20,000; Tucker, Hammond, & Bartlett, small wares; loss, $750; 
insurance, $92j500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 2d, 5-28 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 Corey st. Owned by Charlestown Savings Bank; occupied by 
Mr. Hayes, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



48 City Document No. 84. 



Wednesday, 3d, 3-25 A.M. Box 351. 
Washington st. Owned by Wendemuth heirs; loss, $175; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by A. T. French, as milliner; loss, $200; insurance, $400; 
H. Kendall, as dry goods; loss, $160; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 38 Swan st. Owned by D. Crimming; loss, $8; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Manley et als., as dwelling; loss, $60; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 3d, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 108 Charles st. Owned by C. H. Taylor; loss, $178; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by C. H. Taylor, as dwelling; loss, $26; insurance, 
$3,900; originated on 3d floor; cause, curtain igniting from gas-jet. 

Wednesday, 3d, 5-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 101 Charles st. Owned by C. U. Cutting; loss, $55; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by A. W. Boardman, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, curtain taking fire from gas-jet. 

Wednesday, 3d, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 35 Preble st. Owned by James Carolen; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Wednesday, 3d, 9-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Prospect st. Owned by S. A. Harvey; insurance, $3,000; oc- 
cupied by S. A. Harvey, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, drunken woman setting fire to bed with lamp. 

Thursday, 4th, 6-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 176 Lincoln st. Owned by Monks estate; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by Wliittemore Bros., as ink factory; loss, $5; insurance, $6,000; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Thursday, 4th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 138 East Dover st. Owned by Nathaniel Curtis; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Dennis Cronin, as junk shop; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 4th, 8-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Bulfinch pl. Owned by J. L. Richardson; occupied by Mrs. 
Metcalf, as dwelling; loss, $37; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, clothing taking fire from stove. Remarks. — Miss L. Barry, stand- 
ing too near the stove, her clothing took fire, and she was so severely burned 
that she died the next day. 

Friday, 5th, 8-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 17 Rollins st. Owned by Mr. Pitman; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Cary, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
smoking in bed. 

Friday, 5th', 4-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 168 Tremont st. Owned by S. Irving heirs ; insurance, $12,000 ; 
occupied by W. J. Knowlton et als., as naturalist, etc. ; loss, $42; insurance, 
$13,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lighted matches. 

Friday, 5th, 6-46 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 50 Bromfield st. Owned by J. Pratt, Jr.; loss, $50; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by H. J. Allen & Co., as printers; insurance, $750; orig- 
inated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 



Appendix. 49 



Thursday, 5th, 7-09 P.M. Box 421. 
Nos. 3 and 5 "Water st. Owned by Fitz & Todd; loss, $400; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by- A. Chou, as junk -store; loss, $1,057; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to 3d floor; cause unknown. Remarks. — 
B. F. Underhill, Jr., Clerk at head-quarters, fell through the floor, while as- 
sisting Engine Co. No. 27, and broke his arm. 

Saturday, 6th, 4-18 A.M. Still. 
No. 22 Staniford st. Owned by G. C. Shattuck; loss, $6; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by C. C. Grafton, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, spark from open grate. 

Saturday, 6th, 5 P.M. Still. 

No. 139 Charles st. Owned by M. A. Ridgeway; occupied by M. A. 
Ridgeway, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 6th, 6-20 P. 31. Still. 
South st. Owned by Old Colony R.R. Co. ; loss, $10; insurance, $60,000; 
occupied by Old Colony R.R. Co., as baggage-room; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

- Sunday, 7th, 2-40 A. 31. Still. 

South st. Owned by Old Colony R.R. Co.; loss, $100; insurance, 
$60,000; occupied by Old Colony R.R. Co., as baggage-room; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Sunday, 7th, 2.49 P. 31. Box 412. 

No. 37 Miller st. Owned by Mr. Hiscock; occupied by Allen & Co., as 
stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 7th, 7-35 P. 31. Box 63. 
No. 45 Commonwealth ave. Owned by A. G. Patterson ; occupied by 
A. G. Patterson, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 9th, 2-02 A.M. Box 86. 

No. 1605 Washington st. Owned by Mary Downey; loss, $114; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by S. E. Claggett, as periodicals ; loss, $50 ; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 



/, 10th, 7-27h A. 31. Box 76. 
No. 727 Tremont st. Owned by A. D. Peck; loss, $2,245; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by A. D. Peck, as dwelling; loss, $500; originated in 
basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Wednesday, 10th, 5-41 P. 31. Box 51. 

No. 232 Congress st. Owned by M. Meisener; loss, $200; insurance, 
$225 ; occupied by M. Meisener, as eating saloon ; loss, 175 ; insurance, $175 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated range. 

Thursday, 11th, 321h A.M. Box 182. 
No. 119 Sumner st. Owned by Lyon, Dupey, & Co.; loss, $80; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Paine & Co., asfoundery; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,000; Downes & Cook; loss, $150; originated on 1st floor; extended to 2d 
floor ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Thursday, 11th, 4-10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 13 Decatur st. Owned by Mary Brennan ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by L. A. De Vigneuex, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 11th, S-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 11 Edgerly pl. Owned by J. W. Edgerly; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Ann McCleary, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, defective flue. 



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Friday, 12th, 8-14h, 8-22h A. M. Box 29. 
No. 154 Beacon st. Owned by P. W. Chandler; loss, $1,707; insurance, 
$14,000; occupied by P. W. Chandler, as dwelling; loss, $1,285; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Friday, 12th, 10-10 A.M. Box 81. 
No. 194 W. Brookline st. Owned by M. Lyons; loss, $125; insurance, 
$G,000; occupied by M. Lyons, as dwelling; loss, $125; insurance, $1,550; 
originated on second floor ; cause, ignition of curtain from stove. 

Friday, 12th, 2-13 P. 31. Still. 
No. 497 East Fourth st. Owned by Augustus King; loss, $2; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Wm. Colesworthy, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, thawing out water-pipe. 

Friday, 12th, 6-57, 7-02h P. 31. Box 4. 
Nos. 84-92 Beverly st. Owned by Gorman heirs; loss, $2,4E2; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Gorman & Co., as file factory; loss, $1,090; in- 
surance, $3,000; A. H. Davenport & Bros., as cabinet-makers; loss, $7,163; 
insurance, $10,000 ; D. Smith, as steam and gas fitters ; loss, $225 ; insurance, 
$3,099; J. J. Lewis et als., as tools; loss, $90; insurance, $200; originated 
on 2d floor; extended to 5th floor; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 12th, 8-13 A. 31. Still. 
Cor. Park and Call sts. Owned by Mr. Groll ; occupied by E. Clark, 
as paint-shop ; cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 13th, 0-17 A.3I. Box 43. 
No. 53 Avon st. Owned by Mass. Char. Mechanics' Association ; loss, 
$435; insurance, $55,000; occupied by Boston Merchants' Association, as 
cafe; Henry Day et als., as fringe and tassels, etc. ; loss, $1,269; insurance, 
$93,000; originated on oth floor; extended to 4th floor; cause, hot coals from 
range. 

Saturday, 13th, 9 A. 31. Still. 
No. 13 Decatur st. Owned by M. E. Brennan; loss, $95; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by L. A. De Vegineaux, as dwelling ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on fourth floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 13th, 5 P. 31. Still. 

No. 6 Emmett st. Owned by C. B. Barrett; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Devlin, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, child fall- 
ing on stove. 

Remarks. — The child was fatally burned by reason of its clothes taking 
fire. 

Monday, 15th, 9-40 A.3I. Box 173. 

Glendon st. Owned by Glendon Co; occupied by Glendon Co., as engine- 
room ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, back draught from furnace setting 
fire to shavings. 

3Ionday, 15th, 7-02 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 54 Montgomery st. Owned by Mr. Hapgood ; loss, $34 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by C. E. Haven, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 
first floor ; cause, coat taking fire from register. 

3Ionday 15th, 10-12 P. 31. Box 123. 
No. 21 First st. Owned by P. Lally; loss, $461; insurance, $8,750; 
occupied by P. Lally, as blacksmith; loss, $85; insurance, $6,500; W. B. 
Gleason et als., as wood ornaments, etc.; loss, $10; insurance, $8,950; F. 
Meisel, as machinists; loss, $1,002; insurance, $10,000; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 



Appendix. 51 



Tuesday, 16th, 9-19h A.M. Box 235. 

Nos. 85 and 87 Warren st. Owned by C. Tilden; loss, $995 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by C. Tilden, as carpenter; loss, $246 ; insurance, $300; 
E. G. Hovey, as harness-maker; loss, §25; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
supposed careless use of lighted match. 

Remarks. — A horse belonging to C. Tilden was smothered in the smoke. 

Wednesday, 17th, 7-50 A.M. Box 216. 
No. 33 Avon st. Owned by Thomas Cary; loss, $125; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by James Porter et als., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 17th, 4-1 S P.M. Box 65. 
No. 14 Troy st. Owned by J. P. Blair ; occupied by Charles Ryan, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 18th, 0-25 A.M. Box 214. 
No. 1,925 Washington st. Loss, $80; insurance, $2,700; occupied by 
M. Lemoni, as variety store; loss, $650; insurance, 1,900; originated on 
first floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 18th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 194 West Eighth st. Owned by Dennis Murphy; occupied by 
Dennis Murphy, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 19th, 8-28h A.M. Box 17 S. 
Glendon st. Owned by Glendon Co.; occupied by Glendon Co., as 
engine-room ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, back draught from furnace 
setting fire to shavings. 

Friday, 19th, 7-54 P.M. Box 43. 
No. 1,1 Avon st. Owned by Jonathan French ; loss, $244 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by C. E. Haley & Co., as fancy goods; loss, $1,970; 
insurance, $15,000; Atherton & Co., as rubber goods; loss, $432; insurance, 
$4,000; C. L. Hovey, as tailor; insurance, $2,500; S. F. Hubbard, as 
pocket-books, etc.; insurance, $1,000; John Elsasser, as hair-dresser; in- 
surance, $500; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-19 A.M. Box 87. 

No. 581 Shawmut ave. (Rear.) Owned by John Teevan ; loss, $160; in- 
surance, $900 ; occupied by James Teevan, as stable; loss, $35; insurance, 
$350; originated on second floor; extended to roof; cause, supposed care- 
lessness of a man who went there to sleep. 

Remarks. — Capt. Sawyer, of H. & L. No. 12, rescued from the flames the 
body of Peter Bannon, who was supposed to have caused the fire. 

Saturday, 20th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
1 No. 11 Chardon st. Owned by Charles Roberts; occupied by Charles 
Roberts, as boiler-room of Gray's Theatre ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
back draught from furnace setting fire to wood-work. 

. Sunday, 21st, 11-47 A.M. Still. 
No. 46 Appleton st. Owned by O. F. Waters; loss, $33; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by O. F. Waters, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated on 
1st floor; cause', upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 22d, 8-50 A.M. Box 79. 
No. 258 Beacon st. Owned by George L. Thorndike ; occupied by F. 
G. Frothingham, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



52 City Document No. 84. 



Monday, 22d, 3-23 P.M. Box 349. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by Thomas E. Sullivan; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Thomas E. Sullivan, as shop and dwelling; loss, $50 ; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 10-19 A.M. Still. 
No. 33 Bedford st. Owned by Robert Evans; loss, $15; insurance, 
•$1,500; occupied by Guy Bros., as crockery store; insurance, $9,500; 
originated in basement; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 23d, 0-10 P.M. Still. 

FrOTHINGHAM AVE. 

Remarks. — Workmen thawing ground for the purpose of digging, built a 
fire in the street, which caused this alarm. 

Tuesday, 23d, 0-15 P. M. Still. 
No. 10 Silver st. Owned by Isaac Adams ; loss, $10 ; occupied by M. 
Melady, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 23d, 3-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Davis st. Owned by Beal & Quincy; loss, $25; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Boston Industrial Society, as temporary home; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 23d, ll-53h P.M. Box 231. 
No. 2,147 Washington st. Owned by Reuben Winslow; loss, $420; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by P. Farrell, as shoe store; loss, $750; in- 
surance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 24th, 0-49 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 114 Cambridge st. Owned by J. M. Shute ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Morrison, as cigars and fruit; loss, $300; insurance, 
$500; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 24th, 1-06 A.M. Box 159. 
No. 78 Marginal st. Owned by Edward Franey; loss, $40; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by E. Franey, as boarding-house; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on third floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday 24th, 3-5S A.M. Still. 

Cause, call from Cambridgeport for assistance 

Remarks. — Engine Companies Nos. 6 and 10, C. E. No. 1, H. & L. No. 1, 
and Hose 8 were sent to the assistance of the Cambridge Department by 
District Engineer Cheswell. 

Wednesday, 24th, 4-44, 4-53 A.M. Box 93. 
Montgomery and Clarendon sts. Owned by Smith & Co. ; loss, $3,938 ; 
insurance, $40,000; occupied by Smith & Co., as organ-factory; loss, $40,- 
133; insurance, $56,204; originated on 5th floor; extended to roof; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 24th, 7-41 A.M. Box 126. 
Nos. 4 and 5 Third-st. ct. Owned by Joshua Gray ; loss, $300 ; insur- 
ance, $800; owned by Patrick Quinn ; loss, $270; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Burns, as dwelling; loss, $150; occupied by Quinn and Gorman, 
as dwelling ; loss, $90 ; originated on 1st floor, No 4 ; extended to No. 5 ; cause, 
thawing -water-pipe. 



Appendix. 53 



Wednesday, 24th, 9-13 P.M. Box 18. 

Nos. 31 and 33 Exchange st. Owned by A. B. Leeds; loss, $1,465; 
insurance, $12,000 ; owned by O. Lappen & Co. ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
owned by M. A. Swift & Son, as paper stocks ; loss, $1,682 ; insurance, 
$3,200; ocupied by A. L. Chadbourne, as printer; loss, $255; insurance, 
$300; F. L. Brown, as printer; loss, $100; insurance, $3,000; E. F. Jones, 
as printer; loss, $170; insurance, $2,700; Worcester & Son, as brushes, etc. ; 
loss, $275; insurance, $7,500; P. Cavenaugh, as tailor; loss, $87; insurance, 
$500; T. W. Townsend, as real estate agent; loss, $25; insurance, $200; O. 
F. Brown & Bros, et als., as book-dealers; loss, $401; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — No. — Dock sq., owned and occupied by O. Lappen & Co., was 
damaged by water to the amount of $250. 

Wednesday, 24th, 9-03 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 23 George st. Owned by A. D. Williams estate ; loss, $120 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by J. II. Pease, as soap factory; loss, $563; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; extended to roof ; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Thursday, 25th, 9-03 A.M. Box 41. . 
No. 363 Washington st. Owned by John Spaulding; occupied by C. A. 
Perkins et als., as picture-frames; loss, $50; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 25th, 0-21 P.M. Box 31. 
No. 251 Beacon st. Owned by Hemmenway heirs ; loss, $128 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by F. Peabody, Jr., as dwelling; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $3,500; originated in basement; cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 25th, 2-47 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 509 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $10; occupied 
by M. B. Patten, as beer-bottling establishment; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 25th, 4-07 P. 31. Box 514. 
Walnut park. Owned by C. M. Clapp; loss, $20; insurance, $11,000; 
occupied by C. M. Clapp, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, dropping 
lighted match in benzine. 

Monday, 29th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 77 Cabot st. Owned by M. Millmore ; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Philip Raich, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 29th, 10-32 P.M. Box 91. 

Brighton and Brookline aves. False alarm. 

Monday, 29th, 10-39 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 13 Bowker st. Owned by S. D. Hicks; loss, $236; insurance, 
$23,000; occupied by S. D. Hicks, as coppersmith; loss, $40; insurance, 
$8,000; Boston Nickel Plating Company, as nickel-works; loss, $89; insur- 
ance, $12,000; Hood & Reynolds, as machinists; loss, $100; insurance, 
$1,500; W. C. Renfern, as machinist; loss, $325; insurance, $3,500; 
J. C. Crawford, as laundry; loss, $75; insurance, $6,000; Goodnow & 
Wightman, machinists ; loss, $15 ; insurance, $4,500 ; originated on 5th floor ; 
cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

, Tuesday, 30th, 7-38h P.M. Box S4. 
No. 302 Commonwealth ave. Cause, light in window mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 30th, S-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 21 Tremont st. Owned by C. Robinson, Jr. ; cause, light in window 
mistaken for fire. 



54 City Document No. 84. 



Wednesday, 31st, 0-28 A.M. Box 215. 
No. 959 Teemont st. Owned by John P. Byan ; loss, $222; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by Daniel C. Denney, as saloon, etc. ; loss, $75 ; George 
C. Dow, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 31st, 4-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 161 Teemont st. Owned by Mrs. Goddard; loss, $20; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by S. W. Twombley& Sons, as florists; insurance, $1,200; 
M. E. Coburn, as embroidery; loss, $130; insurance, $6,000; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting piano-cover. 

Wednesday, 31st, 9-20 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 1313 Washington st. Owned by Jonas Fitch heirs; loss, $31; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by Henry Cobb & Co., as grocers; originated on 
1st floor; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Wednesday, 31st, 11-03 P.M. Box 35. 
No. 25 Beacon st. Owned by Hammond heirs ; occupied by A. J. Per- 
kins, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of kerosene 
lamp. 



FEBRUARY. 



Thursday, 1st, 3-Olh A.M. Box 85. 
No. 134 Castle st. Owned by Hewitt & Webster; loss, 597; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 1st, 5-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 34 Hanover st. Owned by J. C. Popes; occupied by Henry Born- 
stein, as clothing-store; loss, $50; insurance, $6,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window. 

Friday, 2d, 0-19 A.M. Box 157. 
No. 128 Border st. Owned by S. W. Harvey; loss, $260; insurance, 
$760 ; occupied by S. W. Harvey, as saloon, etc. ; loss, $56 ; insurance, 
I ; originated in bowling alley ; cause, unknown. 



Friday, 2d, 7-50 A.M. Still. 
Cor. Dorchester and Middle sts. Owned by City of Boston ; occu- 
pied by City of Boston, as school-house; originated in basement; cause, 
sawdust on top of furnace igniting. 

Saturday, 3d, 1-11 A. 31. Box 5. 
No. 28 Norman st. Owned by Benj. Lissner; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by J. H. Delame, as coal and wood; originated in basement; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Saturday, 3d, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Bolton st. Owned by J. J. Harrington; loss, $145; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-29 P.3I. Box 213. 
No. 35 Adams st. (Rear.) Owned by Owen Lappen; occupied by 
Daniel O'Hare, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, chil- 
dren playing with matches. 



Appendix. 55 

Saturday, 3d, 9-59 P. 31. Box 41. 

No. 18 Province court. Owned by South Congregational Church Society ; 
loss, $54 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by P. P. Schwendiman, as shoemaker ; 
loss, $49; insurance, $200; Chas. Wiley et als., carpenters, etc.; insurance, 

"1; originated on 3d floor ; cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 



Sunday, 4th, 1-251 A. 31. Box 41. 
No. 19 Province court. Owned by J. M. Robbins ; loss, $200 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by W. R. Burt, as barber; J. R. Hazeltine, as pool- 
room ; originated on 2d story ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Smiday, 4th, 2-35 P.M. Box 131. 

No. 48 Newman st. Owned by M. Ford; loss, $1,200; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. Ford, as junk-store; loss, $3,000; insurance, 
$4,000; originated in store; cause, supposed spontaneous combustion in oily 
waste. 

Wednesday, 7th, 6-45 A. 31. Box 68. 

No. 520 Albany st. Owned by Essex & Franklin Savings Bank; loss, 
$37G ; insurance, $5,500; occupied by Jeremiah Carew, as stone shed; loss, 
$724; insurance, $3,500; originated in boiler-room; cause, defective brick- 
work over boiler. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-15 P. 31. Box 257. 
No. 299 Blue Hill ave. Owned by Patrick Kernes ; occupied by C. 
Eulings, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 8th, 1-55 A.M. Box 217. 
No. 1277 Tremont st. Owned by H. Goldsmith; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings; loss, $20; originated on 
4th floor; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Thursday, 8th, 7-17 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 13 Charlestown st. Owned by John Cowdin; loss, $364; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Smith & Lippincotts, as furniture; loss, $3,941; insur- 
ance, $4,500; J. W. Bailey & Son, as builders' trimmings; loss, $1,213; in- 
surance, $10,000; originated on 5th floor; extended to 6th. floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 8th, 7-43 P.M. Box 78. 
No. 43 Sharon st. Owned by Wm. II. Whitaker; loss, $38; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Heller, as dwelling; loss, $185; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 9th, 6-25 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 35 and 37 Province st. Owned by James Knott; loss, $125; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by P. H. Butler, as soapstones; loss, $39; insur- 
ance, $500; M. C. Whittemore, as dining-saloon ; loss, $25; A. B. Pink'ham, 
as carpenter; loss, $180; insurance, $500; G. E. Jenkins, as carpenter; 
loss,$20 ; insurance, $100; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 10th, 1-58 P.M. Still. 
Elm st. Owned by Wildes estate; occupied by Davenport & Co., as fur- 
niture ; originated in basement ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 11th, 1-34 A. 31. Box 45. 
No. 17 Federal st. Owned by C. Johnson; loss, $87; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. S. Williams, as harness supplies; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $25,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lighted cigar 
or match. 

Sunday, 11th, 7 P.M. Still. 

No. 35 Summer st. Occupied by Hovey & Co., as dry goods; cause, 
accidental automatic call. 



56 City Document No. 84. 



Monday, 12th, 8±38 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 511 Medford st. Owned by Wemyss Bros.; occupied by Wemys 
Bros., as furniture factory; loss, $70; insurance, .$10,000; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 13th, 9 A.M. Still. 
No. 8 Walnut st., Kelley's Block. Owned by Mrs. Drew; occupied by 
Mr. Gallagher, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 244 Roxbury st. Owned by M. A. Downey; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. W. Tobin, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 15th, 0-44 P.M. Box 452. 
No. 247 Medford st. Owned by James Keyes ; loss, $125; insurance, 
$800; occupied by J. Buffum & Co., as dry-house; loss, $990; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 16th, 2 A.M. Box 159. 
Grand Junction Wharf. Owned by E. A. Wildes ; loss, $800 ; insurance, 
$6,000 ; originated in fire-room ; cause, sparks from furnace. 
Remarks. — Tow-boat " Glide." 

Friday,16th, 4-14 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 2 Chapel pl. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 17th, 8 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 Lime pl. Owned bv S. M. Weld ; occupied by M. Dolen, as dwell- 
ing ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, clothing too near stove igniting. 

Sunday, 18th, 5-15 A.M. Box 47. 
No. 174 High st. Owned by Whiting heirs ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by Hill & Cumston, as machinists ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
ignition of coke from furnace. 

Sunday, 18th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 Eliot st. . Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 18th, 10-23 A.M. Box 68. 
No. 52 Malden st. Owned by Archbishop Williams; loss, $100; occu- 
pied by M. Driscoll, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Monday, 19th, 8-34 A. 31. Box 42. 
No. 13 Winter st. Owned by E. Andrews: loss, $335; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by Parker Bros., as fancy goods; loss, $4,269; insurance, 
$46,500; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 20th, 1-07 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 5 Battery st. Owned by Mr. Hand; occupied by Susan Loan, as 
dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-11 A.M. Box 95. 

No. 7 Newbury st. Owned by S. H. Eckley; loss, $86; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. Tyler, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 5th floor ; cause, sparks from open flue. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-35 A. 31. Still. 
No. 97 Prince st. Owned by J. T. Gamble ; loss, $70 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by John McCarron, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 57 

Wednesday, 21st, 3-42 P.M. Box 162. 
No. 205 London st. Owned by B. Mack ; loss, $50 ; occupied by B. Mack, 
as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-52 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 61 to 99 Lincoln st. Owned by F. L. Ames ; loss, $350; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by William Lyons, as liquor-dealer; loss, $743; insur- 
ance, $2,000; J. L. Newell & Co., as machinists; loss, $1,150; insurance, 
$10,500; Union Elastic Goods Co. et als., as manufactories; insurance, $47,- 
400; originated on 2d floor ; extended to 1st floor ; cause, supposed hot ashes 
from boiler. 

Thursday, 22a, 0-30 A. 31. Still. 

No. 137 High st. Owned by Chase; occupied by Bedding's Russia Salve 
Co., as manufactory; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of kettle of salve. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-30 A. 31. Still. 
Cottage st. Owned by John P. Turpin; loss, $10; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by John P. Turpin, as dwelling ; originated on outside of building ; 
cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Thursday, 22d, 1-49 P. M Box 21. 
No. 20£ Howard st. Owned by F. Evans heirs ; loss, $245 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by D. Kent, as lager beer saloon; loss, $248; insurance, 
$1,200; originated in basement; cause, dropping of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 22d, 3-24 P.M. Still. * 

No. 41 Hanover st. Owned by Isaac Farrington ; occupied by C. E. 
Venter, as jeweller; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of 
lighted charcoal. 

Friday, 23d, 7-321 P. 31. Box 265. 
No. 18 Mills st. Owned by B. F. Bean; unfinished dwelling; cause, light 
of fire used to dry plastering mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 23d 9-05 P. 31. Box 2. 
No. 4 Jackson ave. Owned by Boston Gas Light Co. ; occupied by B. 
Cotter, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use 
of candle. 

Saturday, 24th, 0-40 A. 31. Box 218. 
Nos. 2231 to 2241 Washington st. Owned by Joseph Feldman ; loss, 
$315; insurance, $5,000; Easterbrooke & Parmenter ; loss, $795; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by Cobb Bros. & Co. et als., as grocers; loss, $890; insur- 
ance, $14,000; A. E. Richardson, as bleachery ; loss, $10; insurance, $650; 
John Dalton, as stove store; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; Newell & An- 
drews, as pool-rooms; loss, $460; insurance, $2,900; Wm. Sweatman etals., 
as printers and tailors; loss, $20; insurance, $1,200; H. L. Carter, as hats 
and caps; loss, $300; insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor of No. 2239; 
extended to entire building ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-3 6h A.M. Box 212. 
Fellows pl. Owned by James Gilman ; occupied by M. Fitzgerald, as 
dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting of stove by children. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-21 P. M. Box 46. 
No. 78 Pearl st. Owned by Geo. F. Denny; loss, $567; insurance, $22,- 
500; occupied by Hayden Guardenier, as boots and shoes; loss, $7,500; in- 
surance, $51,500; Lyman, Dyke, & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $28,750; Weil, Dreyfus, & Co., as storage; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$55,000; originated on 3d floor ; extended to 4th floor ; cause, unknown. 



58 City Document No. 84. 



Saturday, 24th, 2-43 A.M. Box 542. 

Centre st. Owned by J. E. Bradford ; loss, $4,500 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by Nathaniel Windsor, as dwelling; loss, $4,500 : insurance, $2,500; 
Alden S. Wright, as dwelling; loss, $5,000; insurance, $3,500; originated 
on 1st floor ; extended to entire building ; cause, supposed defective flue. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Baldwin st. Owned by Thomas Gookin ; loss, $20; occupied by 
J. & J. Gookin, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Sunday, 25th, 2 P.M. Still. 

Centre st. Originated in ruins of dwelling ; cause, rekindling. Remarks. 
— Chemical Engine No. 7 was called three different times to extinguish fire 
found in the ruins, in addition to the call given above. 

Monday, 26th, 7-45 P. 31. Still. 

No. 9 Ellert st. Owned by William Lynch ; occupied by Henry Lee et 
als., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 27th, 6-33 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 181 Washington st. Owned by John C. Haynes ; loss, $500; insur- 
ance, $13,500; occupied by W. A. Corse, as wall paper, etc. ; loss, $25,672; 
insurance, $32,000 ; originated in basement ; extended to 1st floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 10-41 P.M. Box 162. 

No. 30 Porter st. Owned by D. Caddigan; loss, $5; occupied by Mrs. 
W. Bradley, as dwelling : loss, $10 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking 
of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 27th, 11-44, 11-55 P.M. Box 419. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by Francis Hall; loss, $800; occupied by G. 
L. Flint, as kindling-wood factory ; loss, $500; insurance, $100; Chas. E. 
Kogers, as stable; loss, $827; insurance, $1,100; W. H. Smith, as stable; 
loss, $500; originated on 1st floor, kindling wood factory; extended to out- 
side of adjoining building; cause unknown. Remarks. — Four horses were 
burned to death. 



MARCH. 

Friday, 2d, 9-11 A.M. Box 59. 



No. 143 South st. Owned by Faxon Bros. ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $1,250; 
occupied by E. Barlow et als., as junk-store, etc. ; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$2,200; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 3d, 4-44 P.M. Box 513. 

No. 12 Jess st. Owned by J. Ferdinand; occupied by J. Miller et als., 
as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of fire, — dropped in 
wood-box. 

Saturday, 3d, 7-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Louisburg sq. Owned by Wm. Minot, Jr.; loss, $140; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by Susan Balch, as dwelling; loss, $150; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 59 



Monday, 5th, 0-34 P.M. Box 212. 

Svtett st. Owned by Otis Shepard ; loss, $10 ; occupied by B. Dulos, as 
blacksmith; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 5th, 3-18 P. 31. Box 232. 

Corner of Dearborn and Dudley sts. Owned by J. E. Woodward, 
loss, $40; insurance, $5,000; occupied by J. E. Woodward, as dwelling and 
store ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 5th, 11 P.M. Box 65. 

Broadway and Albany st. Owned by Perry heirs ; insurance, $20,000 ; 
occupied by A. Ceppi & Co.. as wood-workers; insurance, $30,000; origi- 
nated on 5th floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-05 A.M. Box 51. 

No. 476 Atlantic ave. Owned by J. H. Batchelder; occupied by David 
Edwards, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Wednesday, 7th, 0-12 P. 31. Box 171., 

Border st., Green's dock. Owned by W. F. Green & Son; loss, $200; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by W. P. Green & Son. as engine-room; loss, 
$98 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated in engine-room ; cause, sparks from chim- 
ney. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-46 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 7 Hawley st. (Rear). Originated in ash-barrel; cause, cigar or 
match thrown in rubbish contained in barrel in passage-way. 

Wednesday, 7th, 9-59 P. 31. Box 19. 

No. 13 Charlestown st. Owned by John Oowdin; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Smith & Lippincott et als., as wood-workers; insurance, 
$14,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 7th, 11-53 P.M. Box 47. 

No. 183 High st. Owned by P. Parkman ; loss, $109 ; insurance, 
$11,000; occupied by Golding & Co., as printers' supplies; loss, $128 ; insur- 
ance, $32,000 ; Sanderson Bros & Co., as cast-steel; loss, $75; insurance, 
$10,000; Sweetser Man'f'g Co., as cast-steel; insurance, $10,000 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 8th, 10 A.M. Still 

Out of the City, Hyde Park. Call for assistance. 
Remarks. — Engine 19 was present and rendered assistance. 

Friday, 9th, 0-33 A. 31. Box 39. 

No. 5 Mason st. Owned by Mrs. Pales; loss, $119; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Alligretti Refrigerator Co., as salesroom; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,000; D. S. Campion et als., as paper-banger, etc. ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$300 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 10th, 10-40 A.3I. Still. 

No. 1 Townsend pl. Owned by Boston Gas Light Co.; loss, $15; 
occupied by John Conway, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective flue. 

Saturday, 10th, 9-10 P.3I. Box 79. 

No. 298 Beacon st. Owned by L. S. Dabney; loss, $20; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by L. S. Dabney, as dwelling; originated in ash-barrel in 
yard; extended to building; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 



60 City Document No. 84. 



Sunday, 11th, 3-34, 3-57 A.M. Box 346. 

Codman st. Owned by Joseph Hutchinson, loss, $1,000; insurance, .$1,000; 
occupied by Henry Simpson, as factory; loss, $7,000; insurance, $2,000; 
owned and occupied by Law Brothers, as stable ; loss, $25 ; originated in 
refrigerator factory ; extended to store-room and stable ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 11th, 7-58 A.M. Box 128. 

No. 11 Kemp st. Owned by James Kemp; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Reeve, Devoy, & Co., as glass-works; loss, $500; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on roof; cause, defective smoke-stack setting 
fire to roof. 

Monday, 12th, 9-36h P.M. Box 571. 

Corner op Market and^Washington sts. Owned by Cattle Fair Hotel 
Corporation; loss, $3,000; insurance, $3,000; occupied by J. I. Nesmith, as 
stable; loss, $355; insurance, $1,100; originated in hay-loft; extended to 
entire building ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 13th, 3-29 P.M. Box 453. 

No. 4 Thorndike st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $30; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Mrs. Hussey, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
thawing water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 13th, 5-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 213 Cambridge st. Owned by Mr. Saunders; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 13th, 7 -24k P.M. Box 418. 

Fitchburg R.R. yard. Owned by Vermont Central R.R. ; loss, $10 ; 
occupied by J. S. Clarke & Co., as potato car; loss, $8; originated in car; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 13th, 7-43 P.M. Box 174. 

No. 127 Lexington st. Owned by Mrs. fm. Flynn; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $2,200; occupied by Mrs. William Flynn, as dwelling; loss, $250; 
insurance, $1,200; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 14th, 3-05 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 26 Barton st. Owned by Wm. Foster heirs ; occupied by Wm. 
McCarthy, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, boiling over of 
kettle of fat. 

Thursday, 15th, 11-17 A. If. Box 62. 

No. 113 Eliot st. Owned by A. Blood; loss, $20; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by B. Bean, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $3,000; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 16th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 261 Shawmut ave. Owned by Mr. Burbank; loss, $10; insurance, 
$6,500 ; occupied by Mrs. James, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 16th, 5-3S P.M. Box 174. 

No. 153 Saratoga st. (Rear.) Owned by O. A. Brown; occupied by T. 
H. Bennett, as wood-shed ; originated on the outside ; cause, children and 
matches. 

Friday, 16th, 6-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Decatur st. Owned by Mrs. Powers ; occupied by C. McLellan, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on first floor; cause, lighted pipe in coat. 



Appendix. 61 



Saturday, 17th, 1 A. MI. Box 134. 

Coe. of E and Sixth sts. Owned by Wm. Mower ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$175; occupied by Wm. Mower, as candy store, etc.; loss, $146; insurance, 
$425 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 17th, 9-04 A.M. Box 87. 

No. 32 Sawtee st. Owned by Dr. D. Green ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Chas. Brown et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 17th, 11-29 A.M. Box 71. 

Nos. 34, 36, and 38 Appleton st. Cause, gas explosion; serious damage 
done. 

Saturday, 17th, 3-39k P.M. Box 68. 

No. 59 Waeeham st. Owned by Cressy & Noyes ; occupied by Gilman & 
Tuttle, as dry-house; originated in basement; cause, gas jet igniting wood- 
work. 

_". Saturday, 17th, 8-40 P.M. Still. . 

King st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $10; occupied by City of Bos- 
ton, as school-house ; originated in basement ; cause, supposed rats and 
matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 5 A.M. Box 46. 

No. 149 Milk st. Owned by John Adams heirs ; loss, $348 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by N. Mathews, Jr., as paper hangings; loss, $4,700; in- 
surance, $5,000; Richardson & Brown et als., as engravers, etc. ; loss, $65; 
insurance, $7,000; Hub Card Co., as printers, etc.; loss, $284; insurance, 
$1,450; F. Parsons, as printer; loss, $214; insurance, $1,150; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to 2d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 19th, 6-32h, 6-47 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 381 "Washington st. Owned by Wm. Sheaf heirs; loss, $3,400; in- 
surance, $62,000; occupied by D. P. Ilsley & Co., as furs, hats, etc. ; loss, 
$34,262; insurance $49,500; G. H. Richards, Jr., et als., as jewellers; loss, 
$1,125 ; insurance, $140,000 ; Richardson & Gertz et als., as furnishing goods, 
etc. ; loss, $500; insurance, $15,000; F. Shoenfuss & Co., as fringes, cords, 
etc. ; loss, $399 ; insurance, $4,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 11-52 A.M. Still. 

Newhall st. Owned by J. Sullivan; occupied by J. Sullivan, as dwell- 
ing; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Monday, 19th, 6-03h P.M. Box 41. 
No. 294 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 20th, 5-42 P.M. Box 521. 

Geeen st. Owned by J. Blackburn; occupied by J. Blackburn, as gro- 
cery; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting of stove. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-56 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 1260 Washington st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 20th, 10-10 P.M. Box 231. 
No. 6 Brown st. Owned by Seth Brown ; loss, $97 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Thos. Graham et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor, extended to roof; cause, defective flue. 



62 City Document No. 84. 



Wednesday, 21st, 1-31 A.M.- Box 69. 

No. 458 Harrison ave. Owned by E. B. Mayo; loss, $607; insurance, 
$12,150; occupied by Norton Door Check Co., as factory; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by S. Hans & Co., as book-binders; loss, $1,571; 
insurance, $17,000; occupied by National Color Printing Co., as office; loss, 
$47; insurance, $20,000; occupied by A. Armstrong, as carpenter; loss, 
$581; insurance, $G,500; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 21st, 3-41h P.M. Box 216. 

Parker st. Owned by Sewell, Day, & Co. ; loss, $10; insurance, $0,800; 
occupied by Sewell, Day, & Co., as cordage factory; insurance, $16,700; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 22d, 1-22 P.M. Box 35. 

Freeman pl. Owned by C. A. Welch, trustee; occupied by Church of 
Notre Dame, as chapel; loss, $200; insurance, $6,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, lighted candle igniting curtain. 

Friday, 23d, 3-01 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 5 Moon-st. court. Owned by Thos. Brophy; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by M. Mitchell, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp on bed. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-3 5h A.M. Box 426. 

No. 6 Monument sq. Owned by G. W. Little ; loss, $101 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by G. W. Little, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,500; originated in cellar; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Saturday, 24th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

Remarks. — Slacking of lime in schooner "Evergreen" caused a damage 
of $500 to vessel, and $600 to cargo ; the vessel was owned by J. E. 
Turner, and cargo by E. D. Jewett & Co. Vessel scuttled and sunk in 
Chelsea creek ; no insurance. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

South st. Cause, grass fired by sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 25th, 3-58 P.M. Box 567. 

Market, near Waverley sts. Owned by S. H. Bennett heirs; loss, 
$38; insurance, $3,000; occupied by W. Wild, as variety store; loss, $110; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 25th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

South st. Cause, grass-fire. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-38 P.M. Box 357. 

Harvard st. Owned by L. Kinney; loss, $10; occupied by L. Kinney 
as hennery ; loss, $25 ; originated on inside ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 26th, 6-50 P.M. Box 92. 

Huntington ave. Owned by N. Mathews ; unoccupied hotel ; origi- 
nated on 6th floor; cause, carelessness of workman. 

Monday, 26th, 10-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Staniford st. Owned by M. E. Baker ; occupied by Miss Constantine, 
as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, rats and matches. 



Appendix. 63 



Tuesday, 27th, 11-46 A.M. Box 217. 

Nos. 27 and 29 Avon pl. Owned by Mrs. Mary Ann White; loss, $100; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by B. Harrington et als., as dwelling; originated 
on 3d floor ; extended to entire block ; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday^ 27th, 2-02 P. M. Box 319. 

No. 8 Franklin court. Owned by P. Joyce; insurance, $1,000; unoc- 
cupied dwelling ; originated on 1st and 2d floors ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 28th, 3-21 P.M. Box 136. 

Corner of First asdK sts. Owned by Bay State Iron Co. ; loss, $150; 
insurance, $25,000 ; occupied by Bay State Iron Co., as mill, etc. ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, wood-work too near boiler taking fire. 

Wednesday, 28th, 5-09 P. M. Box 83. 

Camden st. Owned by Boston & Providence R.R. Co. ; loss, $35 ; in- 
surance, $35; occupied byB. & P. R.R. Corporation, as switch-house; origi- 
nated inside; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 4-47h A.M. Box 25. 

No. 5 Anderson pl. Owned by C. A. Kingsbury ; occupied by Society of 
Full Moons, as Club-room; loss, $3; originated in basement; cause, un- 
known. 

Friday, 30th, 0-20 A.M. Box 14. 

No. 20 Atlantic ate. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation ; loss, $21G; 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by R. Howe, as block-maker ; loss, $150 ; insurance, 
$400; occupied by John Brant, as painter; loss, $50; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; extended to 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 30th, 1-30 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 69 Union st. Owned by J. J. Raynor ; loss, $850 ; insurance, $20,000 ; 
occupied by Gould & Co., as paints, oils, etc. ; loss, $3,500; insurance, $11,- 
500; occupied by A. Conant & Co., as looking-glasses; insurance, $10,000; 
originated in basement ; extended to 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 30th, 0-30 P. M. Still. 

No. 22 Phillips st. Owned by Allen & Daniels, agents ; occupied by 
Mr. Johnson, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated in basement ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 31st, 10-14 A.M. Box 571. 

Chestnut Hill ave and Beacon st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, 
$1,500; occupied by Boston Water Board, as tool-house; loss, $500; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of candle and spirits of turpentine. 



APRIL. 

Sunday, 1st. 4-25 P.M. Box 462. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by Drivers' Union Ice Co. ; occupied by Driv- 
er's Union Ice Co., as wagon-shed; loss, $21; insurance $1,080; originated 
on wagon top ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 2d, 11-21 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 121 Court st. Owned by B. B. Appleton; loss, $200; insurance, 
$9,000 ; occupied by Henry Frasier, as cigar factory ; loss, $264 ; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 



64 City Document No. 84. 



Monday, 2d, 3-17 P.M. Box 356. 

Allston st. Owned by James C. Sharp; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by James C. Sharp, as dwelling ; originated on outside ; cause, care- 
lessness in burning rubbish too near the house. 

Monday, 2d, 11-35 P. M. Box 53. 

No. 11 Knafp st. Owned by James Leary; loss, $72; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by F. Sherman, as dwelling; loss, $12; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 2-32 A.M. Box 158. 

Union pl. No. 1, owned by John Kenney; loss, $120; insurance, $700; 
occupied by John Kenney ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $200. 

No. 2, owned by M. Cavanaugh ; loss, $188 ; insurance, $600; occupied 
by M. Cavanaugh; loss, $20; insurance, $300. 

No. 3, owned by M. Kenney ; loss, $233 ; insurance, $600 ; occupied by 
M. Kenney; loss, $10; insurance, $400. 

No. 4, owned by Union Savings Institution ; loss, $300 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by H. McGowan ; loss, $25. 

No. 5, owned by Edward Daley; loss, $300; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by E. Daley ; loss, $20 ; originated in attic of No. 5 ; extended to entire 
block ; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Nos. 1, 2, 3 were slightly, Nos. 4 and 5 considerably, dam- 
aged. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 627 Dorchester ave. Owned by Union Savings Institution ; occu- 
pied by Wm. Armstrong et als. as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for 
fire. 

Tuesday, 3d, 0-39 P.M. Box 156. 

No. 5 Border st. Owned by A. McDermott; loss, $190; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-45 P.M. Box 183. 

No. 33 Everett st. Owned by Otto Becker; occupied by J. E. Twomey, 
as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with 

Wednesday, 4th, 3 P.M. Still. 

Adams st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-27 P.M. Box 125. 

Dorchester ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

River st. Grass fire, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-41 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 993 Tremont st. Owned by G. H. Peters ; occupied by B. E. Calla- 
han, as store ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 7-50 A.M. Still. 

Cook st. Owned by Mr. Whitcomb; occupied by Mr. Whitcomb, as 
dwelling ; originated on doorsteps ; cause, carelessly burning grass and rub- 
bish. 

Thursday, 5th, 7 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 66 Middlesex st. Owned by D. Goodnow ; occupied by J. Llewellyn, 
as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 



Appendix. 65 

Friday, 6th, 9-49 A.M. Box 216. 

No. 508 Parker st. Owned by F. Wood; loss, $95; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by F. Wood, as dwelling; loss, $210; insurance, $600; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Friday, 6th, 10-05 A.M. Box 79. 

No. 211 Newbury st. Owned by L. W. Smith; loss, $175; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by L. W. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $280; insurance, 
$5,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 6th, 3-55, 4-10 P.M. Box 95. 

Berkeley and Boylston sts. [Owned by Berkeley Hotel Co. ; loss, 
$26,000; insurance, $200,000; occupied by P. Edwards & Son, as groceries; 
loss, $111; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Kelley & Durkee, as druggists ; 
loss, $150; insurance, $11,000; occupied by Norton Brothers, as florists; 
occupied by M. J. Wheeler, as variety store; loss, $50; insurance, $6.50; 
originated in basement, extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — This hotel was occupied by forty different parties, who occu- 
pied suites or single rooms, and who lost property to the amount of $33,416, 
with an insurance of $107,850. 

Friday, 6th, 8-56 P.M. Still. 

Broadway Extension. Owned by Provident Wood Yard Corporation; 
loss, $68; insurance, $700 ; occupied by Provident Wood Yard Corporation, as 
wood-sheds ; originated on first floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-29 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 379 Atlantic ave. Owned by E. R. & G. W. Benson; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by A. Emerson & Co., as store-house; loss, 
$1,610; insurance, $6,000; originated on fifth floor; cause, breaking lantern, 
carelessness. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-45 A.M. Box 39. 

No. 166 Tremont st. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless. 

Sunday, 8th, 1-04 A.M. Box 323. 

Dorchester ave. Owned by F. W. G. May ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $100 ; 
occupied by P. Hart, as stable;' originated on first floor; cause, careless use 
of lighted pipe. 

Sunday, 8th, 0-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 261 Federal st. Owned by Samuel Hatch et als.; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by E. D. Rich et als., as saloon, etc. ; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $6,500; originated on first floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 9th, 5 A.M. Still. 

Remarks. — Given for fire in Brookline ; too late for the department to be 
of any use. 

Monday, 9th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 

Forest Hills ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 3-42 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 423 Hanover st. Owned by E. Stone; loss, $1,685; insurance, 
$10,000. 

No. 2 Hanover court. Owned by M. Doherty ; loss, $70; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by F. Strok, as bakery; loss, $2,000; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by F. Strok, as dwelling; loss, $415; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on first floor No. 423, extended to No. 2 Hanover court; cause, supposed hot 
ashes in wooden barrel. 



66 City Document No. 84. 

Tuesday, 10th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
Washington st. Grass fire; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 2-51 P.M. Box 513. 
Boylston st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 9-27 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 319 Second st. Owned by Howard Clapp; loss, $5; insurance, 
$ 1,000; occupied by W. W. Stewart, as wheelwright; insurance, $700; ori- 
ginated on second floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 0-01 A.M. Box 67. 

No. 766 Washington st. Owned by Wm. S. Dexter ; loss, $237 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Bean & Dearing, as pool-room ; loss, $383 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Union Pacific Tea Co., as store; loss, $21 ; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on second floor, extended to third floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene oil lamp. 

Saturday, 14th, 10 A.M. Still. 

No. 70 Salem st. Owned by J. B. Bradley ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Balph Isenberg, as shoe shop; originated on first floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Saturday, 14th, 6-34 P.M. Still. 

No. Ill N st. Owned by Susan Jackson; loss, $55; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Wm, H. Wall ei als., as dwelling; loss, $60; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Sunday, 15th, 4 P.M. Still. 

Ravenswood park. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 15th, 4-25 P.M. Still. 

Clarendon hills. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 15th, 7-531 P.M. Box 317. 
Howard aye. Brush fire ; set by boys. 

Sunday, 15th, 10-3 9k P.M. Box 41. 

No. 17 Water st. Owned by L. Carter; occupied by A. D. Kilham, as 
dining-saloon ; originated in basement ; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Monday, 16th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 60 Maverick st. Owned by M. Mack; occupied by M. Larkins, as 
dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 17th, 1-58 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 12 Marshall st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $243 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Peter Gray, as lanterns; loss, $1,146; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Chas. Patterson, as picture-frames ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by Wheeler Reflector Co., et als., as factory, etc.; loss, $450; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by J. R. Quigley et als.; insurance, $3,150; 
originated on 6th floor ; cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 17th, 9-57 A.M. Box 157. 

No. 101 Liverpool st. Owned by H. P. Courteney; loss, $30; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by E. Gallinaugh, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $500; 
originated, on 3d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 



Appendix. 67 



Wednesday, 18th, 10-9 A.M. Still. 
No. 65 Fruit st. Owned by E. Brennan; loss, $24; insurance, $300; oc- 
cupied by D. Hurley, as dwelling; loss, $16; insurance, $500; originated on 
1st floor; cause overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 18th, 10-53 A.M. Box 532. 
Bourne st. Grass fire; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk st. Grass Are ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 3-03 P. 31. Box 353. 
Blue Hill ate. Grass fire ; sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 18th, 5-30 P. 31. Still. 
Ashland st. Grass fire; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 6-35 P. 31. Box 357. 

Warner ave. Grass fire ; set by boys. 

Wednesday, 18th, 7-50 P. 31. Box 235. 
No. 4 Myrtle pl. Owned by R. W. Bowditch; loss, $210; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by R. W. Bowditch, as dwelling; loss, $190; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in attic : cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-34 P.M. Box 257. 
Wabon st. Grass fire ; set by boys. 

Thursday, 19th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 
Hyde Park ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 3 P. 31. Still. 
Ashland st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 6-40 P. 31. Still. 
Centre st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 7 P.M. Still. 
Adams st. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday; 19th, 7-35 P. 31. Box 321. 
Savin-hill ave. Owned by B.Russell; occupied by Mrs. Gore, as 
dwelling ; cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 20th, 6-3 5k A.M. Box 87. 
No. 67 Lenox st. Cause; smoke mistaken for fire; needless. 

Friday, 20th, 11 A.31. Still. 
No. 553 Medford st. Owned by C. Robingson; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. Rogers, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
rags in chimney flue. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-58 A. 31. Still. 
No. 105 Haverhill st. Owned by Levi Boles; insurance, $3,000; oc- 
cupied by L. L. Hodges, as japanner; loss, $148; insurance, $1,300; oc- 
cupied by J. E. Bird, as liquors ; insurance, $800 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, overheated oven. 

Saturday, 21st, 4-37h P.M. Box. 83. 
No. 925 Tremont st. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. Co. ; occupied by 
Metropolitan R.R. Co., as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of pipe and matches. 



68 City Document No. 84. 

Saturday, 21st, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
La Grange st. Grass fire ; sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 22d, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
Forest Hills ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 9-35 P.M. Box 67. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 25th, 8-04 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 40 Sudbury st. Owned by Levi Boles ; loss, $462 ; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by J. N. Waldron & Bros., as carriages; loss, $900; insurance, 
$5,870; occupied by W. B. Butchers, as harnesses; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Smith, as liquors; loss, $15; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Wednesday, 25th, 9-52 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 592 Washington st. Owned by Emigrant Savings Bank; loss, 
$183 ; insurance, $75,000 ; occupied by Suffolk M'f g. Co., as suspenders, etc. ; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by several firms, pianos, etc.; insurance, 
$22,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 26th, 0-30 P.M. Box 571. 
Cambridge st. Grass fire ; set by boys ; needless. 

Thursday, 26th, 3-35 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 415 Commercial st. This alarm was not given on the bells, for the 
reason that the box did not work correctly, owing to the disarrangement of 
the mechanism occasioned by the fall of the building, it was pulled to call 
assistance ; no fire. 

Thursday, 26th, 8 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 205 Cambridge st. Owned by Mr. Hartin; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by James E. Bayard, as dwelling; originated on second floor; cause, 
explosion of oil lamp. 

Friday, 27th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 10 Wood st. Owned by Win. Bridgett; loss, $24; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by G. Bobbins et als., as dwelling; loss, $60; insurance, 
originated on first floor ; cause unknown. 



Saturday, 28th, 10-33 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 4 Bates pl. Owned by Treadwell heirs; loss, $22; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. Abbott et als., as dwelling; originated on second 
floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-22 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 44 to 48 Bedford st. Owned by Andrew Carney; loss, $594; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by J. D. Collins, as paper collars; loss, $20; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by R. Preston & Co., as woollens; loss, $200; in- 
surance, $12,000; occupied by Shaw Spring Check Co., as door-checks; loss, 
$593; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Bridgham & Co., et als., as woollens, 
etc. ; loss, $9,807; insurance, $31,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, defec- 
tive boiler setting. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 34 Phillips st. Owned by H. P. Hall; occupied by Jensen Brothers, 
as candy manufacturers; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
kettle of fat taking fire. 



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Monday, 30th, 11-34 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 11 Dix pl. Owned by Deacon heirs; insurance, $3,000; occupied by 
Henry Lee, as dwelling; loss, $7; originated on the roof; cause, child and 
matches. 

Monday, 30th, ll-44h A.M. Box 142. 

West First and E sts. Owned by S. Jenney & Co. ; occupied by S. 
Jenney & Co., as oil factory; loss, $2,000; originated in still; cause, explo- 
sion of still No. 7. 

Remarks. —An alarm was given from same box at 2.52 P.M., on account of 
the fire assuming threatening proportions after the majority of the apparatus 
had returned to quarters. 

Monday, 30th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 Cazenove st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; occupied by H. Thornton, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 



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. Mendelll. 

Battery -man. " 

James Gethings. 

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 



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City Document No. 84. 



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 incapacited 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. 

There are 320 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 



Boston .... 








97 


South Boston . 








31 


East Boston . 








30 


Roxbury 








47 


Dorchester 








45 


Charlestown . 








32 


West Koxbury 








21 


Brighton . 








16 


Chelsea .... 








1 



320 

The following boxes are private property : 68 duplicate, 
149, 159, 169, 198, 271, 371, 442, 612, 631, 731, 732, 734, 
735, 741, 742, 743, 745, 746. 



Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetie Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working Lines of Wire, about 260 miles ; 
Signal boxes in use, 320 ; Striking Machines, 52 ; Gongs, 
101 ; Tappers, 66 ; Vibrators, 19 ; Clocks : one electric watch- 
clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking signals ; 
Magneto-Electric Machine for striking bells, 1, loaned to 
Tufts College ; Eelay Magnets in use, 18 ; Eighteen-Pen 
Register, 1 ; Office Bells in use, 3 ; Telegraph Keys in use, 
19 ; Dial Instruments not in use, 16 ; Telephones in use, 46 ; 
1 switch board ; galvanometers, 25 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- 



Appendix. 71 

paratus in assistants' houses ; 1 repeating instrument from 
West Roxbury and one from Charlestown, not in use ; 1,086 
battery-cups in use at Central Office; 15 relays, 104 cups 
battery, in use in department 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 ; 145 spare battery-cups ; 1,316 lbs. 
sulphate of copper ; 569 lbs. zinc; 200 old battery coppers; 
500 wooden hangers ; 155 brass clamps ; brackets, wire, in- 
sulators, 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. 
Boylston Market, corner Washington and Boylston streets, 

composition, 529 lbs., owned by city. 
Boylston School-house, Washington, near Dover street, com- 
position, 818 lbs., owned by city. 
Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 

by city. 
Castle-street Church, corner Washington and Motte streets, 

composition, 1,760 lbs., owned by city. 
Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 

3,109| lbs., owned by city. 
Charles-street Church, composition, 1,883 lbs. 
Chemical Engine House, No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 

city, weight 400 lbs. 
Chemical Engine House, No. 5, West Roxbury, owned by 

city. 
Chemical Engine House, No. 6, Allston, composition, about 

400 lbs. j owned by city. 
Chemical Engine House, No. 7, West Roxbury, owned by 

city, weight 300 lbs. 
City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,600 lbs., owned by 

city. 
Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs., 

owned by city. 



72 City Document No. 84. 

Engine House No. 1 , Dorchester street, South Boston, com- 
position, 2,911 lbs., owned by city. 
Engine House No. 2, composition, 800 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. 
Engine House No 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 

2,927 lbs., owned by city. 
Engine House No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 
Engine House No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 
Engine House No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 

lbs., owned by city. 
Engine House No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 

city. 
Everett School-house, Northampton street, composition, 

1,501 lbs., owned by city. 
Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs., owned by city. 
Franklin-place School-house, corner Tremont st. and Frank- 
lin place, Boston Highlands, composition, 2,958 lbs., 
owned by city. 
Fire Department Repair-shop, corner Harrison avenue and 

Wareham street, steel, 1,000 lbs., owned by city. 
George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 

4,160 lbs., owned by city. 
Hancock School-house, Parmenter street, composition, 4,090 

lbs., owned by city. 
Hollis-street Church, composition, 1,800 lbs. 
Hook and Ladder House No. 4, Dudley street, Boston High- 
lands, composition, 3,509 lbs., owned by city. 
Lawrence School-house, B street, South Boston, steel, 3,400 

lbs., owned by city. 
Lewis School-hause, Dale street, Boston Highlands, com- 
position, 3,104 lbs., owned by city. 
Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composi- 
tion, 3,110 lbs., owned by city. 
Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 

lbs. 
Old South Church, composition, 1,200 lbs., owned by city. 
Phillips School, cor. Pinckney and Anderson streets, com- 
position, 900 lbs., owned by city. 



Appendix. 73 

Princeton-street School-house, East Boston, composition, 

2,470 lbs., owned by city. 
Quincy School-house, Tyler-street, composition, 2,941 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Eice School-house, Appleton street, composition, 3,042 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Rubber Factory, Charlestown, composition, 999 lbs., owned 

by city. 
Saratoga-street M. E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Shawmut-avenue Church, composition, 1,909 lbs. 
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 Fire Department : — 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Boylston Market. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Hollis-street Church. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellows' Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 

Park-street Church. 

Suifolk County Jail, owned by city. 

Old State House Clock. 

St. Stephen's Church, Clark street, owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M. E. Church, owned by city. 

Wililams Market, illuminated by city. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city. 



74 City Document No. 84. 

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, Washington Village, owned by city 

East Boston, 
Central-square Chui'ch. 
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). 

Oharlestown, 

Bunker Hill Church. 

City Hall, owned by city. 

Harvard Hill Church. 

High School-house, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church. 

West Roxbury. 

Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH DEP'T AND BELLS AND CLOCKS FROM MAY 1, 1882, TO APRIL 30, 1883. 



Salaries 

New Machinery . . . 

Batteries 

Wire 

Extra Labor 

Lumber 

Fire-Alarm Boxes . . 
Repairs on Machinery 
Horse-keeping, etc. . 

Printing, etc 

Insulators 

Damage to Roofs, etc. 
Telegraph Poles 
Hardware, Tools, etc. 
Paints, 011b, etc. . . . 

Washing 

Contingencies .... 
Repair-shop Work. . 



Totals 



47 29 
2S7 50 



.-"J. • "- 5l,'.<:." 34 



4 00 
11 85 



15 24 
2 56 
17 25 



6 00 
16 49 



4 44 
19 00 



$1,435 34 
309 79 



23 00 
2 50 



13 00 
5 75 



§1,612 72 $1,849 97 S1.S33 87 $1,953 07 $1,560 6S 



205 36 

280 50 

48 SS 

4 67 



10 60 
1 65 
1 31 

16 51 



27 17 
5 00 



30 65 
S 27 
3 19 

29 75 



1,406 67 
261 30 
188 43 



14 50 

24 70 



16 14 



1 81 
17 00 



$1,440 17 
75 00 



,142 02 $2 124 'J 7 



$1,327 63 


$16,761 47 


150 00 


796 09 


490 05 


1,251 96 




1,415 02 




48 38 


48 S3 


423 17 




307 50 




5 00 


10 81 


100 12 




155 39 




128 56 




164 93 




2 


73 00 


579 73 


3 75 


101 19 


2 38 







May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


Mareli. 


April. 


Totals. 




$15 42 
4 28 


$2 02 


$27 92 


$12 50 


$8 s4 


$27 93 
50 00 


$15 43 

1 08 
400 00 


$2 93 


$2 93 


$40 43 
9 50 
1 25 




$21 98 

63 54 


$185 11 
13 7 s 


Incidentals, including Repair-shop AA'urk 


117 22 
400 00 










819 70 


$2 92 


S28 67 


$12 50 


><'j S4 


877 93 


$417 11 


$2 <S^ 


$2 93 


$51 18 


$2 93 


$01 47 


8710 11 



EXPENDITURES OP FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM 31 AY 1, 1882, TO APRIL 30, 1883. 



Salaries 

of Apparatus . . . 

i Houaos 

New II"-'' 

Repairs of Hose 

Fuel for Houses and Engini 

Gas 

Printing, Stationery, etc, . 
Furniture, Bedding, etc. . ■ 

Sraa] Bupplie 

Iluisi-, runliase "t - . . . 
Hay, Grain, andStraw . . 

Horse Lire, etc 

Tools, etc 

Washing 

Shoeing 

Harness and Repairs . . . 

oils, etc 

Hats, Badges, Buttons . . . 

Ladders 

Resi rvoirs, Hydrants, etc . 

Extra Service 

Tools for the Repair-Bhop . 

New Apparatus 

Contingencies 

Water I..)- Huu-es and laiat 



580,912 32 

s74 34 



si 50 
79 84 

1,54! 

1.41s 31 

27 "" 
26 28 
189 19 
245 53 



831 77 

2 ""' 

4,223 91 

116 12 



(80,647 5 

1,219 7" 

319 36 

5i 7 ; 
7":; 1" 
2ii7 2 i 
163 56 

460 50 

6 

1,480 82 
109 99 
16 03 

J"", ss 

S04 ^7 
44 95 



439 4'.' 
3 51 



123 02 
1,405 00 



971 - 
122 98 



4S'J ',-. 

Is.. 06 

67 "1 

146 50 

820 mi 
1,346 05 



$31,4SS 23 

1,039 29 

188 86 

4,250 00 

218 06 
327 25 
599 93 

181 2s: 
14 '.is 
170 26 



2 00 
4 4'. 
209 54 
276 59 
48 85 
98 98 
27 29 



1,013 83 

20 01 



.-.,1 " '.' j 
1,303 

70 Hi 
1,906 13 
4S 00 
130 50 
15 . 19 
27.9 47 
[3 ■ SS 
153 06 



164 56 

59 "ii 



- ;0,8 i9 7 . 

1,0 16 1 : 

2 19 s , 

38 I 

45 35 

1,763 ss 

202 22 

J'. 84 



2,034 54 

24 53 
11 12 
212 64 
313 03 
189 62 



794 36 

3 S4 



$43,406 09 $37,897 54 $37,970 15 $37,772 83 $37,801 58 S42.8 1 



30,837 76 
1,170 4.. 

: 1 .',7 



1,072 60 
663 25 
B0 17 
139 44 
96 31 



I.U7 '•--' 

:;l 73 

s 02 

J"s 77 

289 15 

39 4" 

711 IS 

2 4" 



626 38 
14 51 



$81,088 -'7 

1,073 98 

293 93 



212 4:; 

298 59 

77 16 

378 74 



113 is 

: .1 
204 99 
260 67 

24" B0 
I ' 7" 
30 00 



511 44 

1 00 

15 50 

":is 87 



31,075 56 

- 



331 IS 

5 10 11 

122 68 

278 23 

750 00 

2.127 77 

7 CI 
88 

201 ." 

44" 28 

42 7" 

BO sj 

39 30 

385 50 



1,658 98 

277 77. 



$31,106 "J 

I 127 16 

115 52 

56 42 

44 00 
902 19 

994 38 

2m; 76 

45 60 
14s 93 
77 

1,943 "J 

15 14 

2 34 

225 89 



8 73 
409 35 



,7 I ■■ . 
61 07 



SOI, 277 02 
991 14 

226 Is 
59 75 

359 71 
138 88 

95 12 



15 17 
o 93 

.196 B5 
417 82 
198 95 

16 96 



24 45 
84 00 



$31,114 10 
1,609 2" 

2.52 21 
1,854 , ' 
63 12 
449 10 
288 35 
5 00 
25 35 
328 12 

1,830 72 
454 50 
75 
193 33 
316 66 
36 00 
7s "" 



3 10 
28 86 



"in Repairs of 
Apparatni 






; 

10,349 
4,094 : 
11,063 



1,354 ' 

J 7 

5,040 i 
19,28 



2,468 

3.712 : 



'.'1 s 7 

470 54 

3.1.52 4" 

1,40! 



i Nut incliuliii'- i'-i'i'i '1 to "tli"!' appropriations Fire Department. 

" $1,013. os ■■ " Fire Alarms and Bells and Clocks. 

- including coal for Engine Heaters, 



INCOME. 



Fire I lepartment and Fire Ala 



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