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[Document 77—1884.] 



CITY OF I I BOSTON. 




ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1884. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, May, 1884. 

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 Eleventh Annual Report, containing a statement 
of the fires and their causes, the condition of the depart- 
ment, and expenditures for the year ending April 30, 1884. 

Organization. 

The organization of the department consists of a Board 
of three Commissioners, a Chief Engineer, a Superintendent 
of Fire-Alarms, 13 Engineers, and officers and other mem- 
bers, including telegraph operators, to the number of 694 
men. During the year several important changes in the 
organization of the department have been made, viz. : June 
30 a ladder truck, of the Hayes pattern, was placed in. com- 
mission in quarters on Washington, near Dover street, for- 
merly assigned to the Aerial Ladder, which was transferred 
to Fort-Hill square. A company was organized to be known 
as Ladder Co. 13. July 10 a steam fire-engine was placed 
in service in quarters formerly occupied by Chemical Engine 



ii City Document No. 77. 

Co. 7, in the West Roxbury District ; that company was dis- 
banded and a company was reorganized as Engine Co. 30. 
July 21 the position of " Inspector " was abolished, and the 
powers and duties appertaining to the repair of apparatus and 
the charge of the department repair-shop was assigned to the 
foreman of the shop, under the title of Superintendent of 
Apparatus Repairs. July 21 an order went into effect, 
whereby a permanent substitutes corps was organized and 
assigned to some permanent company for duty, subject to 
detail. They are uniformed similarly to the members of the 
permanent force, and are governed by the same rules and 
regulations and entitled to the same privileges, their com- 
pensation being fixed at the rate of $720 per annum, to be in 
full for all services rendered. August 1 the position of 
Inspector of Hose and Harness was created, with authority 
to examine into the condition of hose and harness, and have 
general charge of repairs of same. Vacancies in the per- 
manent force are filled by promotion from the corps. Jan. 
17, 1884, the Fire-Boat crew was reorganized on the same 
basis as engine companies of the permanent force, and is 
known as Engine Co. 31. March 17 an engine was placed 
in service in a new house on Bunker-Hill St., Charlestown 
District, and a company organized as Engine Co. 32. Hose 
Co. No. 2 was disbanded and its members reinstated, and 
formed the above engine company. 

In addition to the foregoing changes, a Call Assistant En- 
gineer has been appointed, and assigned for duty in the 
Charlestown District, and Permanent in place of Call Foremen 
have been assigned for service in Engine Companies 21, 24, 
and 27. 

The department as now organized is as follows : 

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. 

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

1883. Term expires May, 1886. 
John E. Fitzgerald, for three years from May, 1882. 

Term expires May, 1885. 
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. Salary, $1,900. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. hi 



Engineers. 

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



Assistant Engineers. 

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

John Bartlett, " " "27. 

Wm. H. Cunningham, " " " 25. 

Wm. T. Cheswell, " " "4. 

John W. Regan, " " "26. 

Lewis P. Abbott, " " " 1. 

George C. Fernald, " " "3. 

John Colligan, " " "13. 

J. Foster Hewius, " " " 18. 

James Monroe, " H. and L. house 4. 



Call Engineers. 

Wm. E. Delano, assigned to District No. 2. 

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

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

Clerks. 

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

A. Chas. Scott. 



Force and Pay-roll, 
As established by the Board. 

1 Chief Engineer .... $3,000 per annum. 

1 Assistant Engineer and Inspector of 

Hose and Harnesses . . . 2,000 " 

9 Assistant Engineers . . . 1,600 " 

3 Assistant " call . ' . 300 

1 Superintendent of Apparatus Re- 
pairs .... 

1 Clerk . . . . 



1 Veterinary Surgeon 



1,500 
1,200 
1,100 
1,000 
1,320 



IV 



City Document No. 77. 



Permanent Force. 



31 Foremen . . at the rate of $1,250 per annum 


1 Assistant Foreman " 


1,000 


15 " " . " 


" 3.00 per diem. 


32 Engine-men . . " 


" 1,200 per annum 


29 Assistant Enginemen " 


1,100 


2 " " . " 


1,000 


51 Hose and Ladder men " 


1,000 


132 " " " 


" 3.00 per diem. 


13 Permanent Substitutes " 


" 720 per annum 


1 Chiefs Driver . " 


" 480 « 


Call Force 




16 Foremen .... 


. at $300 per annum 


5 " .... 


. " 225 


1 " .... 


. «« 200 


226 Hose and Ladder men 


. " 225 


56 " " . . 


. " 175 


17 " " 


. " 150 


31 " " 


. " 100 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 



1 Superintendent 

1 Assistant Superintendent 

1 Foreman of Construction 


$2,300 per annum 
4.75 per day. 
4.50 " 


3 Operators . 

1 Repairer ; 

1 " 


4.00 «« 
4.00 " 
3.75 «« 


1 Assistant Repairer 
1 ** " 


3.25 " 
2.75 '♦ 


i a n 


2.50 « 


1 Carpenter . 

1 Battery-man . . . 


2.50 «« 
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. 



Fire Commissioners' Report, v 

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

District 4. — All that part west of District 3, and north of 
a line running through the centre of Winter 
and Park streets, and west of Beacon, to 
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 
aline 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 ave- 
nue, 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, Bowdoin, Church, and Commer- 
cial 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 Eox- 
bury. 



VI 



City Document jSTo. 77. 



Assignment of Districts. 

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



District. 



10 



Engineer in Command. 



Joseph Dunbar . » ,, 
John Bartlett .... 
Wm. H. Cunningham 

Wm. T. Cheswell 
John W. Regan . 
Lewis P. Abbott . 
George C. Fernald 
John Colligan . . 
James Monroe . . 
J. Foster He wins . 



Companies in Distkict. 



Engines. 



5,*9, 11 

*27, 32 

8,*25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

7,*26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23 

*13, 14, 29 

12, 17, 21, 24 

16,*18, 19, 20, 28, 30 



Chemical 
Engines. 


Hooi and 
Ladder. 


. . . 


2 


. . . 





• • ■ 


8, Hayes' 
Truck, 
Aerial. 


1 


1 


2 


. . . 


. . . 


5 




3, 13 


3, 6 


11, 12 


5 


*4, 7 


4 


6, 10 



Hose. 



6 

1, 3, 4 



9, 10, 12 

5 

7 



* Head-quarters of District Engineer. 



Houses. 

The houses of the department, with few exceptions, are in 
good condition. All the inside repairs are made by members 
of the department, the permanent force containing represen- 
tatives of almost every trade ; the work is done well and with- 
out delay, and with less expense to the city than could be 
done otherwise. 

With a view to the comfort of the men and horses, and to 
facilitate the ready response to alarms, all the latest im- 
provements have been introduced into most of the houses. 

During the year a new house, with modern improvements, 
has been built, from plans by the city architect, on Bunker 
Hill street, in the Charlestown District, and is now occupied 
by a company known as Engine No. 32, and arrangements 
are being completed for the erection of a new house for an 
Engine and Ladder Truck on the Back Bay, corner of Boyls- 
ton and Hereford streets, during the coming year. 

The following statement shows some of the repairs and im- 
provements made during the past year : — 



Fire Commissioners' Report. vii 



Repairs of Houses, Mat, 1883, to May, 1884. 

Engine No. 27. — Repairing stable floor, lower part house 
whitened and painted, outside doors painted and grained. 
" Electric pulls " to all stall-doors, sleeping-rooms, smoking- 
rooms, and gongs. 

Hose No. 6. — Stall turned to face apparatus, "new-style 
stall-doors ; " smoking-room enlarged. House whitened and 
painted throughout, plumbing put in good order. 

Engine No. 22. — New heating apparatus, new-style doors 
to all stalls ; new drying-room, with steam heat, for drying 
fire-clothes. Steam pipes and new ropes in hose-tower. New 
hard-pine floor in engine-room and stable. Iron railroad-track. 
Sliding-pole. House whitened, painted, and grained ; outside 
doors painted and grained. Electric pulls for stall-doors, 
sleeping-rooms, smoking-room, and gongs and clock. 

Hose No. 4. — House whitened and painted. Stable re- 
paired. 

Engine No. 4. — House whitened, painted, and grained. 

Engine No. 1. — House whitened, and front doors re- 
paired. 

Ladder No. 5. — House whitened. 

Hose No. 10. — House whitened and painted. 

Engine No. 6. — House whitened, painted, and grained. 
New bedstead and bedding. Extra sliding-pole. Electric 
pulls to all stall-doors, sleeping-rooms, smoking-room, and 
gongs. 

Engine No. 5. — House whitened, painted, and grained. 

Engine No. 11. — Part new floor in engine-room whitened ; 
new front doors painted and grained. 

Hose No. 3. — New hard-pine floor in house and stable ; 
stall turned to face apparatus ; new-style stall-doors. House 
whitened, painted, and grained, and put in A No. 1 order. 

Engine No. 15. — Lower floor whitened and painted. 
Walls of stairway and entry newly papered. 

Engine No. 23. — Roof raised three feet entire. Six 
windows cut through brick wall. New copper gutters. Sleep- 
ing and smoking rooms enlarged ; sleeping-room for captain 
enlarged. Extra sliding-pole. New flight stairs from smok- 
ing-room. New hard-pine floor in engine-room and stable. 
House whitened, painted, and grained throughout. Plumbing 
repaired. "Electric pulls to stall-doors, sleeping and smok- 
ing rooms, gongs and clock." 

Hose No. 9. — House whitened and painted. 

Hose No. 12. — House whitened and painted, and new 
sliding-pole. 



viii City Document No. 77. 

Ladder No. 9. — Part new timbers and floor on lower 
story ; outside doors painted and grained. 

Ladder No. 1. — House whitened, painted, and grained; 
new stable floor of hard pine, iron .railroad-track, electric- 
pulls to stalls, sleeping-room and smoking-rooms. 

Ladder No. 13. — New hard-pine floor, iron railroad- 
track, new closets, sliding-pole. Electric pulls to stalls, sleep- 
ing and smoking rooms. House whitened, painted, and 
grained throughout. 

Water Tower. — New stalls to face apparatus ; new-style 
stall-doors. House painted and grained. 

Engine No. 30. — New stalls to face apparatus ; new- 
style stall-doors. House painted and grained throughout ; new 
furniture, bedding, etc. 

Hose No. 8. — House whitened, painted, and grained 
throughout ; stalls changed . 

Chemical No.' 2. — House whitened, painted, and grained. 
Electric pulls to stalls, sleeping and smoking rooms. 

Engine No. 18. — New-style stall-doors, painted and 
grained, outside doors painted and grained. 

Engine No. 26. — Part new hard-pine floor in engine- 
room, new floor in stable, iron railroad-track. Electric pulls 
put in perfect order. 

Engine No. 25. — House painted, whitened and grained 
throughout, beds and bedding put in perfect order ; new 
hard-pine floor in engine-room and stable, iron railroad- 
track. Electric pulls to stall-doors, sleeping and smoking 
rooms, gong and clock. 

Ladder No. 8. — House whitened, painted, and grained 
throughout, new hard-pine floor in engine-room and stable, 
iron railroad-track. Eelectric pulls to stall-doors, sleeping 
and smoking rooms, gong and clock. 

Engine No. 3. — Lower floor whitened, painted, and 
grained, new-style stall-doors, new hard-pine floor in engine- 
room, iron railroad track, doors painted and grained. Electric 
pulls to stall-doors, sleeping and smoking rooms and gongs. 

Ladder No. 3. — New-style doors to all stalls, and 
painted and grained, new hard-pine floor in ladder-room, 
iron railroad-track, new windows in partition between Engine 
3 and this house. Lower part of house whitened, painted, and 
grained. Electric pulls to stalls, sleeping and smoking 
rooms and gongs. . 

Engine No. 32. — Hot and cold water in stable, extra 
water-closet in basement, coal-bins, steam heat in hose-tower, 
patrol platform and desk. Electric pulls to stall-doors, sleep- 
ing and smoking rooms and gong. New drying- rooms 



Fere Commissionees' Report. ix 

for drying fire-clothes ; new-style door-pulls for front doors, 
for opening and closing same. 

Engine JS/b. 7. — Cellar made water-tight, partitions re- 
moved and sleeping-room enlarged, captain's room enlarged 
and set-bowl of hot and cold water placed in same, hose 
tower removed, three new windows added to house outside, 
large glass skylight in roof, water-works for hot and cold 
water added throughout, stable enlarged, new timbers and 
hard-pine floor in stable, new hard-pine floor in engine-room, 
iron railroad-track, new patrol platform and desk. Electric 
pulls to stalls, sleeping and smoking rooms and gongs. House 
whitened, painted, and grained throughout. 



City Document No. 77. 



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

Engine-Houses . 



No. 1 

2. 
3 
4, 
6. 



10, 
11, 
12, 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 

32. 



Location. 



Dorchester street 



Cor. of O and Fourth street , 

Bristol st. and Harrison ave. , 

Bulflnch street 

Marion street, E.B 

Wall street 

East street 

Salem street 

Paris street, E.B. ...... 

River street 

Sumner street, E.B 

Dudley street 

Cabot street 

Centre street 

Dorchester avenue 

River St., Dorchester Dist. . . 

Meeting-house Hill Dorches. 

ter Dist 

Harvard street Dor. Dist. . . 



Norfolk street, " 
Walnut street. " 

Boston street, " 

Dartmouth street 

Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 
Fort Hill square ....... 

Mason street 

Elm St., Charlestown Dist. . . 
Centre St., W. Roxbury Dist. 

Chestnut-hill ave., Brighton 
Dist 

Mt. Vernon street, West 
Roxbury Dist 



Bunker Hill street 

Poplar St., cor. Washington, 
West Roxbury 

Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . . 

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

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



No. of feet 
in lot. 



4,000 
4,000 
6,098 
1,647 
1,372 
1,893 
2,568 
4,000 
1,886 
4,010 
7,161 
4,305 
5,627 
2,843 
12,736 



10,225 
7,683 
9,000 
9,355 
4,463 
3,445 
4,186 
4,175 
6,385 
2,600 

10,377 

14,356 
16,275 
8,000 
14,729 
3,848 
6,112 
1,682 



Remarks. 



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



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

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



Remodelled, 1870. Hook & Ladder 

No. 2 in this building. 
Formerly occupied by H. & L. 

No. 4. 
Remodelled, 1870. 



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



Old Engine-house on this lot. 



H. & L. No. 8 and Water Tower 
in this building. 



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

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

Formerly occupied by Chemical 

Eng. No. 7. 
Built, 1883-84. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 4. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 5. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 6. 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



XI 



Hose-Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 2. . . 


Main st., Charlestown Dist. . 


1,592 


Changed to Coal Depot, 1884. 


3. 








5,230 


Armory in huilding. 


4. 






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


.... 




5. 








889 




6. 








1,346 




7. 








4,350 


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


8. 








3,918 




9 . 








1,804 
1,610 




10. 


"Washington Village .... 




12. 








3,101 


Remodelled, 1870. 




Cor. Longwood and Brook- 


5,400 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 3. 






8,412 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 2. 
Ward-room No. 11 in this building. 



Hook and Ladder Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No.l. . . 




1,676 




4. . . 




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. 


13. . . 


Washington, near Dover st. . 


1,007 








3,755 


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






700 


Occupied as storehouse. 



Fuel-house, Salem street, 417 feet of land. 
Land for repair-shop, cor. of Albany and Bristol streets, 
8,000 feet. 



xii City Document No. 77. 



Appaeatus Repair-Shop. 

The following statement shows some of the important re- 
pairs made at the shop during the year ending April 30, 

1884: — 

General Repairs. — Engines 4, 8, 13, 15, 26, 28, and 
Mystic Relief 2, and the Fire-Boat, Ladder Truck 3, and 2 
coal-wagons. 

Extensive repairs have also been made on Engines 6, 10, 
17, 24, 25 ; Relief Engines B and D ; Hose-Carriages of 
Engine Cos. 3 and 28, and Hose-Carriages 3, 4, 6, and 7; 
Ladder Truck 7, and on coal-wagons 5,11, and 15. 

Alterations were made in the new Hunneman and new 
Silsby engines and the tanks of Chemical Engine 4. 

Work was also done on Berry and Speddy harness appli- 
ances, on hydrant chucks and heaters, and floor-rails and 
other house repairs. 

For the Fire-Alarm Telegraph 50 wall-brackets and the 
magnetic parts to bells were made. 

A new supply-wagon was built. Engines 15, 17, 24 were 
furnished with new boilers, and the old Mystic Engine, now 
Engine 3, which had been out of service for many years, has 
been completely overhauled, and furnished with new boiler 
and running gear, and is now as good as new. 

During the year the following new apparatus has been 
added to the department : — 

2 Hayes extension ladder trucks ; 1 third-class Silsby 
steam fire-engine ; 1 Hunneman steam fire-engine ; 1 second- 
class Amoskeag steam fire-engine ; 4 Ryan hose-wagons ; 
2 coal- wagons ; 2 supply- wagons, one of which was made at 
the Fire Department repair-shop ; 1 buggy ; 1 engineers' 
wagon. In addition to the above apparatus, which has been 
delivered to the department, contracts have been made to 
furnish 1 second-class Amoskeag ; 1 third-class Silsby steam 
fire-engine ; and 5 Ryan hose-wagons. 

The use of the wagons in the department for some years 
has demonstrated their utility over the hose-carriage which 
is in use in nearly all departments ; they are lighter, cost less 
by one half, are more expeditious, and can be utilized in 
cases of large fires as supply- wagons or ambulances, and the 
hose shows no perceptible deterioration by this method of 
keeping on the wagon as compared with that of the reel. 

In a few months the old-fashioned " Jumper " will be a 
thing of the past in this department, and every engine 
company will be supplied with a hose wagon or carriage. 

An appropriation for the building of a new repair-shop 
has been made, and plans furnished by the city architect 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



xiii 



contemplate the providing of suitable accommodations to 
cover the requirements of this important work. 

The cost of maintaining the repair-shop during 

the year was $18,445 96 

Less old material exchanged for new . . 1,243 88 

Total $17,202 08 

Distributed as follows : — 

Repair of apparatus $14,160 22 

Fire-alarm telegraph, and bell and clocks . 289 02 
Engine-houses, hose and harness shop . . 2,492 62 
Tools, and small supplies, hydrants and reser- 
voirs, etc 260 22 

Total $17,202 08 



Hose and Harness. 

The cost of maintaining the hose and harness 

shop during the past year has been . . $2,531 91 
Less old material exchanged . . . 355 83 

Total - . $2,176 08 

During the year 10,000 feet of hose were purchased, and 
8,595 feet condemned. The amount of hose now in use is 
as follows : — 



Rubber 


. 6,650 


Cotton 


. 47,200 


Leather 


. 5,600 


Linen . 


. 1,100 


Chemical . * 


. 3,650 


Suction 


950 


Total . 


. 65,150 feet. 



Horses. 

The number of horses in the department is 162. During 
the year 3 horses have died, 24 have been exchanged, and 37 
have been purchased. 

The horses, stables, shoeing, and feed, etc., come under 
the inspection of the hospital surgeon, and any gross neglect 



xiv City Document No. 77. 

or abuse of horses, either in quarters, or going to or at fires, 
which come under his observation, is at once reported to the 
Board. 

Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city, May 1, was 
4,669. 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 emer- 
gency. The number of hydrants added during the year is 
as follows : — 

39 Lowry, 77 Post, 34 Boston, and 62 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and the care 
and maintenance of hydrants was $90,180, or at the rate of 
$20 per hydrant. 

Fire-Alarm Department. 

The new construction and repair work done by this de- 
partment, for the year ending April 30, were as follows : — 

Circuit No. 12, in Charlestown, was entirely rebuilt last 
summer in the most substantial manner, and affords greater 
protection and more efficient service in case of fire. It was 
divided into two independent circuits, so located as to their 
route that the boxes nearest each other alternate on each 
circuit so far as it was practicable. These new circuits are 
numbered 12 and 16. 

Circuits 2, 3, 7, 8, and 13 have been greatly improved by 
the addition of new iron and Kerite wire, to strengthen weak 
places, and improve the insulation. 

The building of the new Warren bridge has caused much 
work to be done on the circuits, crossing there. Two com- 
plete changes have been required, thus far, to protect the 
wires from the work of tke bridge-builders. A new armored 
cable has been laid, and a 12-wired aerial cable placed in 
service at this point. A new cable has also been laid at 
Meridian-street bridge, to connect the East Boston fire- 
alarm and telephone circuits. 

The telephone service has been extended by the construc- 
tion of 5 new circuits, and extending several of those pre- 
viously built, so that, at the present time, the various houses 
of the department are all connected with head-quarters with 
the exception of Chemical Engines 3 and 5. It is intended 
to make an early connection with these two houses, which 
will make the telephone service of the department complete. 

Fifty-seven telephones are now in use in this department. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xv 

Fifteen new signal-boxes have been put up during the past 
year, and 11 since the last report, making 330 boxes now in 
use. One box was discontinued during the year. 

The keyless-door, which saves so much valuable time in 
giving alarms, has been applied to 26 fire-alarm boxes, in 
addition to 6 in use at the commencement of the year. 
Twenty-three more of these doors are all ready, and will be 
put on at an early day, and orders have been issued to 
supply all the boxes in the city proper with them. 

The new apparatus for head-quarters, being a duplicate of 
that already in use, and intended to meet the growing wants 
of the fire-alarm system, has been received and mounted, 
ready for service. This consists of an 18-pin register, a 
bank of 18 relays and keys, and an annunciator for the 
same. The Serson & KaufTer battery has been purchased, 
to supply all the circuits, as previous experiments had de- 
monstrated its superiority over the gravity battery formerly 
used. It requires less attention, lasts longer, and thus saves 
time and material. 

The amount of stock used to do the outside work of the 
Fire-Alarm Department during the year was as follows : — 

70 miles No. 9 iron wire. 

4,000 feet Kerite wire. 

12,000 feet lumber. 

3,000 insulators. 

3,000 insulator bolts. 

4,000 lag screws. 

650 feet 7-wired armored cable. 

70 poles. 

250 poles of other companies 

During the present year it is the intention to rebuild cir- 
cuits Nos. 2, 7, 8, and the remaining part of 13. No. 2 will 
be divided into two circuits for the better protection of the 
South End and Back Bay. Locations are assigned for 15 new 
signal-boxes, which have been ordered, and will be placed in 
service in a few months. 

Four independent gong circuits, to cover the city proper 
and a part of Roxbury, are soon to be built with a view to 
improving the service by placing the box gongs on circuits 
apart from the large gongs and bells, and thus giving a double 
assurance of receiving an alarm. 

A new counter has been designed, and ordered to replace 
the old fence which is now in service in the operating-room. 
The work will be performed by the Assistant Engineer Hey- 



xvi City Document No. 77. 

man and without any expense to the city. When completed 
it will be in keeping with the other improvements which have 
already been made in the Fire-Alarm office within a few 
years. 

Fires. 

The number of alarms during the past year was 793, — 
the 1 argest for any year since the establishment of the city. 

The loss by fire from May 1, 1883, to April 30, 1884, with 
the insurance, was as follows : — 

Loss. Insurance. 

On buildings . . $348,990 $4,464,039 
On contents . . $649,564 3,517,768 



$998,554 $7,981,807 

The average loss per fire-alarm during the year was $1,258. 
The number of fires during the year whose loss exceeded 
$20,000 each, was 15, viz. : — 

Loss. 

May 11, 1883. Box 89. Harvard Medical School, 

Boylston street . . $20,000 
26, " " 41. 32 and 34 Hawley street, 42,760 

June 16, " " 23. Chardon street . . 88,600 

Aug. 23, " " 47. Billings & Clapp, High 

street . . .23,137 

Sept. 12, " " 93. Smith Organ Co., West 

Canton street . . 28,929 

Nov. 16, " "(217) B * & R R ' R ' 8hops * 20 ' 000 

26, " "461. Stickney & Poor factory, 31,325 

29, " " 81. Hotel, 403 Columbus ave. 44,062 
Dec. 7, " " 136. Loring Works, South 

Boston . . . 35,500 
8, " " 45. 46 and 50 Federal street, 

Boardman . . . 93,135 

8, " " 149. National Dock, Steamer 

"Otranto" . . 

17. 159 Hanover street, ex- 
plosion . . . 27,546 
45. Nichols, Dupee, & Co., 

wool .... 22,684 

5. 101 Merrimac street . 51,937 

69. 456 Harrison avenue . 20,402 

Notwithstanding the large number of alarms the city has 
been remarkably free from fires of any magnitude, and the 



Jan. 


18, 


1884. 


Feb. 


27, 


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28, 


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15, 


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Fire Commissioners' Eeport. xvii 

statistics show that in only 25 cases did the fire extend 
beyond the building in which it originated, and that of the 
599 buildings in which fires originated 313 were only slightly 
damaged, and 149 not damaged at all. Of the alarms 292 
were for fires extinguished by the department without a bell 
alarm ; of 501 bell alarms 394 were for actual fires, 100 
were needless, and 7 were false. During the year 32 second 
alarms, 10 third alarms, and 1 general alarm were sounded 
in addition to the first alarms given. In the summer months 
the department was called to extinguish a large number of 
fires in grass and brush in the outlying districts, which in 
many cases was due to carelessness, or of incendiary origin. 

Of the causes reported 70 alarms were for the careless use 
of matches, or children playing with the same ; 86 for fires 
of incendiary, or supposed incendiary, origin ; 52 to the upset- 
ting or explosion of kerosene lamps or careless use of 
kerosene stoves ; 39 to overheated furnaces, ranges, and 
stoves, 23 to defective flues, and 39 more attributed to 
spontaneous combustion. 

During the year there were 6 lives lost by fire, 1 person 
suffocated by smoke, and several injured. 



xvin 



City Document No. 77. 



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



Sept. 1, 1829, to Aug. 31, 

" 1830, " 

" 1831, " 

" 1832, " 

" 1833, " 

" 1834, " 

" 1336, " 

1837, 

" 1838, " 

" 1839, <~~' " 

" 1840, " 

" 1841, " 

" 1842, 

" 1843, " 

" 1844, " 

" 1845, " 

" 1846, 

" 1847, " 

» 1848, " 

1849, " 

" 1850, " 

" 1851, " 

" 1852, " 

" 1853, " 

1854, 

" 1855, " 

" 1856, *' 

. " 1857, " 

«' 1858, " 

" 1859, " 

" 1860, " 

" 1861, » 

" 1862, " 

" 1863, " 

" 1864, " 

" 1865, " 



1830. . . 

1831. . . 

1832. . . 

1833. . . 

1834. . . 

1835. . . 

1837. . . 

1838. . . 

1839. . . 
1840 .. . 
1841. . . 
1842 . . . 

1843. . . 

1844. . . 

1845. . . 

1846. . . 

1847. . . 

1848. . . 

1849. . . 

1850. . . 

1851. . . 

1852. . . 

1853. . . 

1854. . . 

1855. . . 
1856 . . . 
1857. . . 

1858 . . . 

1859 . . . 

1860 . . . 

1861. . . 

1862. . . 

1863. . . 

1864. . . 

1865. . . 

1866. . . 



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



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 
226,338 
172,993 
222,273 
300,525 
123,660 
386,107 
492,849 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 
1,107,569 
367,429 
858,381 
559,749 
681,554 



Insurance. 



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361,047 

287,832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 

318,067 

474,171 



Population. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 

Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



XIX 





Alarms. 

04 

284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 


Losses. 


.Insurance. 


Population. 


» 1868, " 1868 

" 1876, " 1877 

" 1878, " 1879 


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

2,680,953 
941,483 

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

1,260,490 

1,183,818 
615,836 
814,154 
998,554 


$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 

7,981,807 


250,750 

342,000 
362,000 




16,772 


$28,329,605 


$63,228,637 









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



762 

502 

25 

135 



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damaged « 



313 

109 

28 

149 



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

The average loss of property per year in the 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 304 

" " " false "7 

" " " needless lOO 

Fires extinguished without alarm 203 

Total 793 



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



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_ 19,516 
23,051 
24,181 


55 










$444,946,100 
493,573,700 
549,611,600 


$402,115 
401,106 
437,723 


1868 .... 


58 










1869 .... 


59 


2,453 


1,327 


602 




1870 .... 


27,457 


73 


2,670 


2,690 


460 




584,089,400 


855,571 


1871 .... 


28,880 
29,736 


80 


2,661 


2,811 
2,645 






612,663,550 
682,724,300 


704,329 
1,516,549 


1872 .... 


70 


2,398 


734 




1873 .... 


30,461 


73 


1,284 


1,727 


734 




693,831,400 


2,680,953 


1874 .... 


39,106 


72 


2,778 


2,764 


446 


21 


798,755,050 


941,483 


1875 .... 


39,707 


74 


2,669 


3,262 


398 


27 


793,961,895 


1,228,403 


1876 .... 


39,804 


100 


2,915 


4,274 


172 


57 


748,996,210 


541,272 


1877 .... 


39,170 


111 


3,172 


4,476 


132 


89 


686,840,586 


481,354 


1878 .... 


41,467 


120 


3,074 


4,360 


146 


60 


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 .... 


42,267 


68 


2,987 


4,935 


218 


152 


672,497,961 


814,154 


1883 .... 


43,986 


76 


3,347 


5,102 


209 


153 


682,432,671 


998,554 


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annual value of 


$60,000,000. 



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City Document No. 77. 



Struck by lightning . 
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Deaths. 
Geo. A. Scott, Capt. of the Fire-Boat, December 16, 1883. 



Discharges and Dismissals 

Honorably discharged — Permanent force 
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56 



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from the Permanent force. 



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28 



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Promotions. 

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Police. 

The duties of this department are materially aided by the 
police at fires, and the record shows that, during the year, 
191 of the alarms were given by them ; and the Board begs 
to commend them for their vigilance in discovering fires, 
their zeal to give prompt alarms, and their efficiency in pre- 
serving order, when occasion requires. 

Protective Department. 

The loss at fires by water is very much lessened by the 
efficiency of this department. The prompt action of the 
members of this force, and the good judgment shown by its 
officers during the past year, are commendable. This Board 
appreciates the continued harmony existing between mem- 
bers of this and the Fire Department, and their working in 
unison at fires shows good results. 

The Firemen's Relief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund have, during the year ending 
Dec. 31, 1883, received the sum of $15,018.91 and distrib- 
uted among sick firemen the sum of $6,612.55. The annual 
ball of the department, of Feb. 21, 1884, netted the sum of 
$13,135.25, and several citizens, in appreciation of efficient 
service rendered by the department at fires, have sent gen- 
erous donations to the fund. 

The total amount of money invested in bonds of the City 
of Boston is at present $40,000. 

HENRY W. LONGLEY, ) „. 

JOHN E. FITZGERALD, } n *. ire . 
EDW. A. WHITE, S Commissioners. 



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, 1883, to April 30, 1884. 



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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, 2 for Fire- 
Alarm Department, and 1 spare. 

The Engines, Hose, Hats, Axes, Ladders, Canvas 
Fire-Kscapes, and all the other apparatus used by the Fire 
Department, are owned by the city, and are under the care 
and control of the Board of Fire Commissioners. 



Coal-Houses. 

No. 1 is located on Salem street. This house is in good 
repair, and supplies for the north and west sections of the 
city are taken from it in case of a large fire. 

No. 2 is located 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. 

No. 5. Old Hose 2, Main street, Charlestown. 



Supply Wagons. 

No. 1. Kept at Engine-hous.eNo. 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. 

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 21-inch hose, in build- 
ing on Nawn street, owned by Owen Nawn. 

Deer Island. One hand-engine, with 2 hose-carriages 
and 700 feet of rubber and cotton hose, belonging to the 
Fire Department, and stored here, to be used by the con- 
victs, if required. 

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



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



Reservoirs 



Boston Proper 
South Boston 
East Boston 
Boston Highlands 
Dorchester 
West Roxbury 
Charlestown . 
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238 



Hydrants. 

During the year 212 hydrants have been established and 
73 abandoned, as follows : — 



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East Boston . 
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West Roxbury 
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FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1st, 1883, TO APRIL 30th, 1884. 



MAY. 

Tuesday, 1st, 0-24 A.M. Box 2 13. 

No. 25 Adams st. Owned by A. D. Williams estate ; originated in ash- 
barrel in yard ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 1st, 2-41 A.M. Box 9. 
No. 336 Commercial st. Owned by John McCoy ; loss, $64; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by N. Whiting, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-35 A.M. Box 521. 

Brookside ave. Owned by iEtna Rubber Co. ; occupied by same, as fac- 
tory; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 1st, 1-52 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 20 Cazenove st. Owned by Glendon Co.; loss, $50; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by H. Thornton, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 1st, 2-23h P.M. Box 173. 
Glendon st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; loss, $100 ; occupied by Glendon 
Co., as factory ; originated in shavings in bin; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 1st, 5-15 P.M. Still. 

Shelton st. Owned by Mr. Davis; loss, $75; originated in wood-pile-; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 2d, 5-40 A.M. Box 23. 

No. 11 Chardon st. Owned by C. Roberts; loss, $50; insurance, $30,- 
000; occupied as Grey's Opera House; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor;, 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 2d, 0-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 North Grove st. Owned by Parkman heirs ; loss, $5 ; occupied 
by Coon Bros., as locker; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 2d, 7-2 lh P.M. Box 162. 

Model pl. Owned by E. Doherty; occupied by C. Adams, as dwell- 
ing; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



12 City Document No. 77. 



Wednesday, 2d, 9-57 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 35 Fulton st. Owned by E. A. Browne; occupied by C. P. Whittle, 
as furniture; originated on 4th flo.or; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 3d, 3-48 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 137 Fulton st. Owned by Bagnell & Loud; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by same, as block-makers ; insurance, $20,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, sparks from furnace. 

Thursday, 3d, 10-27 P.M. Box 521. 

Lamartine pl. Owned by E. C. Cummings ; occupied by same, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause accidental. 

Remarks. — Miss Etta Stone was seriously burned by alcohol, with which 
she was bathing, taking fire. 

Friday, 4th, 10-36 A.M. Box 131. 
No. 3 Howe ave. Owned by Howe heirs ; occupied by J. Collins, as dwell- 
ing; originated in basement; cause, kettle of fat boiling over. 

Friday, 4th, 4-17 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Levekett st. Owned by C Pratt; occupied by E. A. Murdock, as 
hospital; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Saturday 5th, 0-5 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Newbern st. Owned by Warren heirs ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by T. Fahay, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, sparks from stove. 

Saturday, 5th, 8-37 P.M. Box 48. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 6th, 1-27 A.M. Box 43. 

No. 161 Tremont st. Owned by M. T. Goddard ; loss, $4,447 ; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by L. W. Wheeler et als., as Art Gallery, etc.; loss, 
$1,268; insurance, $15,000; originated on 2d floor; extended to 160 Tremont 
st. ; cause unknown. 

No. 160 Tremont st. Owned by David Snow heirs; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by S. S. White, Dental M'f g Co. et als., as offices, 
etc. ; insurance, $61,500. 

Sunday, 6th, 1-30 A.M. Box 24. 
Nos. 2 and 4 Parkman st. and 3 and 4 Edmonds pl. Owned by C. A. 
Moulton; loss, $451; insurance, $3,000; occupied by several families, as 
dwellings; loss, $205; originated on 3d floor No. 2 Parkman st. ; extended to 
No. 4 and Edmonds pl. : cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 
Baldwin pl. Owned by P. Moley ; loss, $51 ; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied 
by A. Broderick, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, explo- 
sion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 7th 11-21 P.M. Box 39. 
No. 160 Tremont st. Owned by David Snow heirs; loss, $754; insurance, 
$15,000 ; occupied by White Dental M'f g Co. et als., offices, etc. ; loss, $3,085 ; 
insurance, $61,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 7th, 10-52 A.M. Still. 
No. 100 Merrimac st. Owned by S. Gerrish; occupied by J. H. Regan, 
as furniture; originated on 4th floor, in rubbish; cause, carelessness with 
matches, supposed. 



Appendix. 13 



Tuesday, 8th, 0-47 A.M. Box 123. 

No. 21 Foundry st. Owned by J. Kirby ; loss, $2; occupied by same, as 
dwelling ; originated under building ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-05 A. 31. Still. 

No. 2 Freeman pl. Owned by J. McDermott; occupied by P. Gallagher, 
as dwelling; originated in cellar in wood-pile ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 9th, 0-25 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 78 Portland st. Owned by J. M. Robbins ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by C. E. Young et als., as liquors, etc.; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $6,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes setting fire to 
woodwork. 

Wednesday, 9th, 6-17, 6-47h A.M. Box 47. 
No 367 Atlantic ave. Owned by F. King ; loss, $5,300 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by T. E. Remick & Co. et als., as store-rooms for junk, 
etc.; loss, $9,187; insurance, $17,800; originated on 3d floor; extended to 
entire building ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 9-49 A.M. Box 171. 
Darton's wharf, Border st. Owned by Wm. Darton ; occupied by G. 
E. Sargent, as ship-yard; originated on wharf; cause, boiling over of kettle 
of tar. 

Thursday, 10th, 6-30 A.M. Still. 
Bellevue st. Originated on grass land ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 2-171 P-M. Box 178. 

No. 528 Bennington st. Owned by M. Hines; loss, $360 ; "insurance, 
$900; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $200; insurance, $500; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 10-18 P.M. Still. 

B. & M. R.R. bridge, Charlestown. Loss, $20; originated on the 
bridge ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Friday, 11th, 9-56, 10-10 P.M. Box 89. 
Botlston st. Owned by Harvard College ; in process of construction ; 
loss, $20,000; insurance, $72,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion in oily rags. 

Saturday, 12th, 8-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 Buckingham st. Owned by Chas. White; occupied by P. L. 
Bennett as dwelling ; loss, $200 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use 
of matches. 

Sunday, 13th, 0-10 P.M. Still. ' 
Muddy-pond woods. Originated in brush ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 13th, 3-59 P.M. Box 531. 
Ravenswood park. Originated in grass and leaves ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 432 Saratoga st. (Rear.) Owned by J. Lewis ; occupied by same, 
as stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 14th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 228 Dover st. Owned by Lawrence Savings Bank ; loss, $42 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by M. Cenderlund, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, incencfrary. 



14 City Document No. 77. 



Tuesday, loth, 2-20 A.M. Still 
No. 1191 Washington st. Owned by I. Adams; loss, $250; occupied by 
E. W. Webb et als., as printer, etc.; loss,_$898; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, loth, 4-50 P. 31. Box 98. 

No. 389 Northampton st. Owned by S. Todd; loss, $256; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by E. G. Kendall, as dwelling; loss, $11 ; originated in yard; 
extended to shed; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Wednesday, 16th, 1-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 166 F st. Owned by M. Dyer; loss, $50; insurance, $3,300'; occupied 
by W. H. Maloney, as dwelling ; loss, $35 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 16th, 8-59 A.M. Box 569. 
Washington, near Lake st. Owned by Capen heirs; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $700; occupied by P. Murtagh, as dwelling; loss, $725; insurance, 
$1,700; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Wednesday, 16th, 1 0-23 P. M. Box 1 64. 
No. 540 Sumner st. Owned by American Screw Co. ; insurance, $35,000 ; 
occupied by Bardwell & Anderson, as furniture factory; loss, $95; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 17th, 1-35 A.M. Box 212. 
East Springfield st. Owned by Wm. F. Evans ; loss, $50 ; unoccupied 
stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 23 Fayette st. Owned by A. W. Poree ; loss, $17 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by F. Robinson, as dwelling ; loss, $22 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
children and matches. 

Friday, 18th, 0-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 58 Thayer st. Owned by E. B. Mayo ; occupied by Moses & Tedford, 
as piano covers ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Friday, 18th, 9-47 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 124 Fulton st. Owned by W. Eastham ; loss, $125 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by F. Dougherty & Co., as furniture; loss, $200; insurance, $1,800; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 19th, 11 A.M. Still. 

John A. Andrew st. 

Remarks. — Grass fire. Set by boys. 

Saturday, 19th, 5 P.M. Still. 
Sherman st. Owned by Osgood & Hart; occupied by same, as foundery; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 21st, 10-58 A. 31. Still. 
River st. Owned by Tileston & Hollingsworth ; occupied by same, as 
storehouse ; originated on 1st floor ; cause accidental. 

Tuesday, 22d, 2-57 A. 31. Box 198. 
Chelsea, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 



Appendix. 15 



Thursday, 24th, 0-17 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 657 Washington st. Owned by Boylston Market Association ; insur- 
ance, $12,500; occupied by L. Morse Co., as clothing; loss, $500; insurance, 
$25,650; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 25th, 8-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 133 Third st. (Bear.) Owned by H. Bauch; loss, $95; insurance, 
$500; occupied by H. Bauch, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
boiling over of preparation of wax. 

Friday, 25th, 1-51 P.M. , Box 213. 
No. 5 Orchard st. Owned by C. Cotter ; occupied by C. Cotter, as stor- 
age; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed set by boys. 

Friday, 25th, 3-40 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 1303 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Cumston; loss, $695; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by W. B. Mayhew et als., as dwelling; loss, $695; 
insurance, $3,500; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 26th, 0-38, 0-42, 0-57 A.M. Box 41. 
Nos. 32 and 34 Hawlet st. Owned by G. N. March ; loss, 812,699 ; insur- 
ance, $45,000; occupied by G. H. Morrill et als., as printing inks, etc. ; loss, 
$30,076; insurance, $69,700; originated in basement; extended to entire 
building ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Saturday, 26th, 1-37 A.M. Box 14. 

No. 334 Commercial st. Owned by P. McCoy; loss, $36; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by N. Whiting, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 26th, 0-35 P.M. Box 435. 

Medford st. Originated on vacant lot, in waste; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Saturday, 26th, 5-05 P. M. Still. 

No. 1 Culvert st. Owned by H. M. Rogers ; loss, $35 ; occupied by 
Wm. Lyman, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 26th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 142 Tremont st. Owned by J. P. & E. R. Palmer; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by P. L. Simonds, as furnishing goods; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas igniting window-netting. 

Sunday, 27th, 10-44 A.M. Box 443. 

Mystic Elevator Dock. Owned by Ley land S.S. Co.; steamer 
"Iberian"; originated in storeroom; cause, spontaneous combustion in 
oily waste. 

Sunday, 27th, 11-41 A.M. Box 16. 
No. 12 Dock square. Owned by M. H. Hanson; loss, $60; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by I. M. Cirker, as clothing store; loss, $970; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 28th, 11-35 A. M. Still. 
No. 412 Washington st. Accidental automatic alarm. 

Monday, 28th, 7-55 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 611 Tremont st. Owned by H. A. Whitney ; occupied by S. H. 
Whitten, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet ig- 
niting curtain. 



16 City Document No. 77. 



Wednesday, 30th, 5-11 P.M. Still. 
No. 182 Marion st. Owned by E. Winston; loss, $5; insurance, $ 1,500; 
occupied by P. Rahll, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 30th, 5-50 P.M. Box 157. 
No. 87 Boeder st. Owned by M. Carbee ; loss, $275 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by M. Carbee & Co. et als., as machinists, etc. ; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $700; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



JUNE. 

Friday, 1st, 8-57 P. M. Box 231. 
No. 3 Williams st. Owned byE. M. Gardner; occupied by J. W. Strider, 
et als., as carriage factory, etc. ; loss, $9; insurance, $13,500; originated in 
basement ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Saturday, 2d, 0-53 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 12 Eaton st. Owned by Caleb Bowker; loss, $15; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by C. Bowker, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, curtain taking fire from gas-jet. 

Tuesday, 5th, 1-41 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 6 Sbawmttt st. Owned by M. L. Seaver; occupied by E. Graves, 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Tuesday, 5th 9 P.M. Box 163. 
No. 197 Chelsea st. Owned by Atlantic Works ; occupied by American 
Arms Co., as factory; originated on 3d floor; cause, slacking of lime; need- 
less alarm. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-11 A.M. Box 85. 
No. 386 Tremont st. Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. Co. ; loss, $2,500 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by C. Brigham & Co., as milk stores; loss, $645 
insurance, $9,500; C. M. Holmes, as boot and shoe factory; loss, $12,500 
insurance, $58,600 ; originated on 4th floor ; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 6th, 0-40 P.M. Box 454. 
Alford st. Originated in yard of varnish factory; cause, boiling over 
kettle of varnish. 

Wednesday, 6th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 330 Dorchester st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $15; occupied 
by Hose Co. No. 10, as hose-house ; originated on 2dflo or ; cause, struck by 
lightning. 

Wednesday, 6th, 6-39 P.M. Box 132. 
No. 45 Old Harbor st. Owned by W. B. Lucas ; loss, $100 : insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, struck by lightning. 

Thursday, 7th, 6-55 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 30 Hanover st. Owned by J. C. Ropes; loss, $135; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by G. C. Goodwin & Co. et als., as drugs, medicines, etc. ; 
loss, $216; insurance, $78,000; originated on second floor ; cause, spontane- 
ous combustion. 



Appendix. 17 



Thursday, 7th, 10-10 A.M. Box 521. 
Remarks. — Accidental tapper alarm, caused by box failing to work quickly, 
given while testing the circuit. 

Thursday, 7th, 9-44 P.M. Box 92. 

Off Huntington ave. Owned by Forepaugh's Circus ; occupied by same, 
as freight car; loss, $100; originated in car; cause, explosion of naphtha. 

Remarks. — Foreman Cummings and Ladderman Wood, of H. and L. 
No. 3, were severely burned, as was also J. Williams and Wm. Stockman, 
employes of the circus, the latter dying from injuries received, a few days 
after the occurrence. 

Friday, 8th, 3-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 461 Atlantic ave. Owned by Badger heirs; occupied by John 
O'Hara, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 9th, 5-56 P. M. Box 249. 
No. 24 Conant st. Owned by M. Kelley; loss, $1,219; insurance, 
$9,900; occupied by several parties, as dwelling; loss, $355; insurance, 
$2,600 ; M. Kelley, stable ; originated in hay-loft of stable ; extended to 
dwelling-house ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 9th, 8-18 P. M. Box 136. 
Nos. 615 to 619 East Second st. No. 615, owned by Patrick Bowe ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $1,000; occupied by John Welch et als., as saloon, etc.; 
No. 617, owned by Chas. Barrett; loss, $75; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
several families, as dwellings; loss, $30; No. 619, owned by Hannah O'Neil ; 
loss, $196; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Mehegan, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on 1st floor of No. 619; extended to Nos. 615 and 617; cause, rags in 
chimney flue. 

Sunday, 10th, 8-47 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 6 Bennett st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. H. Grossman, as dwelling; loss, $33; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 11th, 1-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 48 Temple st. Owned by H. M. Fisk; loss, $190; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Nyberg, as lodging-house; loss, $100; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st and 2d floors ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 11th, 9-03 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 37 Rutland sq. Owned by N. R. Beal; insurance, $10,000; occupied 
by N. R. Beal, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 12th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 152 Dorchester ave. Owned by M. Lord; occupied by F. Robsham, 
as woodshed ; originated on floor of woodshed ; cause, straw set on fire by 
boys. 

Friday, 15th, 0-11 A.M. Box 17. 

No 96 Cross st. Owned by Phineas Stone ; occupied by E. H. Mahoney, 
as factory for chairs, etc. ; cause, light from burning rags mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 15th, 8-34h P.M. Box 7. 
No. 29 Auburn st. Owned by P. McHugh ; insurance, $2,500; occupied 
by P. McHugh, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, breaking kero- 
sene lamp; needless. 



18 City Document No. 77. 

Friday, 15th, 10-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 100 Northampton st. Owned by J. H. Hathorne ; occupied by J. II. 
Hathorne, as blacksmith shop ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated 
chimney. 

Saturday, 16th, 2-10, 2-21, 2-35 P.M. Box 23. 
Nos. 9 to 15 Chardon st. Owned by C. Roberts ; loss, $30,000 ; insur- 
ance, $77,250; owned by Kidder, Peabody, & Co., et als. ; occupied by various 
firms, as mechanical industries, etc.; loss, $68,102; insurance, $20,750; 
originated in basement; extended to adjoining buildings ; cause, back draught 
from furnace firing shavings. 

Saturday, 16th, 5-13 P.M. Box 434. 

No. 100 Decatur st. Owned by S. S. Wilson ; occupied by Joseph Davis, 
as stable ; originated in stable yard ; cause, set by boys in straw. 

Saturday, 16th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Pine st. Owned by John Dunnigan; loss, $3; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by J. Finnegan et als., as dwellings ; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 2-52 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 266 Washington st. Cause, light from window mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 18th, 6-14 A. 31. Still. 

Market and Arlington sts. Owned by M. Kenney ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by P. Weltch, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, careless use of pipe or matches. 

Monday, 18th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Moon-st. court. Owned by St. Stephen's Church ; occupied by G. 
Cohen, as dwelling ; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 6-51 P. 31. Box 465. 

No. 120 Cambridge st. Owned by S. Wing; occupied by S. Wing, as 
dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of gas-stove. 

Tuesday, 19th, 4-18 P.M. Still. 
No. 54 Telegraph st. Owned by John Giblin ; insurance, $3,000 ; occu- 
pied by W. A. Cummings, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats 
and matches. 

Tuesday, 19th, 8-25 P. 31. Box 45. 
No. 240 Devonshire st. Owned by Appleton heirs; loss, $1,570; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by Smith, Moore, & Co., et als., as hats, furs, etc. ; 
loss, $12,970; insurance, $136,000; originated on 4th floor; extended to 5th 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 20th, 2-55 A. 31. Still. 

No. 92 Utica st. Owned by Evans estate; loss, $100; occupied by J. T. 
Hunt et als., as storage; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; cause, 
supposed overheated oil stove. 

Remarks. — J. T. Hunt, the occupant of the building, was found in an in- 
sensible condition by members of the department, and was with difficulty 
resuscitated by the physician who was called to attend him. 

Wednesday, 20th, 11-50 A. 31. Box 571. 
Washington and Cambridge sts. Owned by Anna F. Kelly ; occupied 
by H. Kay, as blacksmith shop; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 



Appendix. 19 



Wednesday, 20th, 4-52 P.M. Still. 
No. 190 Merrimac st. Owned by C. A. Butterfield; occupied by 0. St. 
Germain, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-12 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 166 Lincoln st. Owned by A. D. Puffer; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,700 ; occupied by J. Carberry et als., as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 22d, 2-50 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 229 North st., Sand's court. Owned by A. Barnes; occupied by 
M. Keany, as stable; originated in hay-loft; cause, lighted pipe in clothing. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-26 A.M. Box 46. 

No. 30 Kilby st. Owned by Moses Williams; loss, $460; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by Gay & Parker et als., as offices; loss, $50; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 23d, 10-34 A.M. Box 87. 

No. 82 Lenox st. Owned by Union Carpet Lining Co. ; loss, $5; occupied 
by same, as factory; originated in storage-room; cause, friction of machinery. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 32 Cambridge st. Owned by G. Ham; occupied by G. Ham et als., 
as hay-shed and stable ; originated under platform ; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-37 P. M. Box 18. 
No. 73 Hanover st. Owned by J. J. Raynor; loss, $450; insurance, 
$17,500; occupied by M. F. Norton, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $1,395; insurance, 
$1,500; H. Ford& Co., et als., as printers, etc. ; loss, $95; insurance, $3,300; 
originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

- Monday, 25th, 5-35 A. M. Still. 

No. 34 Hampshire st. Owned by Joseph Cox; loss, $16; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by H. McCarty, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 25th, 11-20 A.M. Box 443. 
Pier No. 3, Hoosac Tunnel Dock. Cause, ignition of box of matches on 
wharf. 

Monday, 25th, 1-57 P.M. Box 213. 

No. 12 Norfolk ave. Owned by Williams heirs ; occupied by Geo. 
Martin, as stable; originated on outside of building; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Monday, 25th, 5-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 328 E st. Owned by Mr. Moncks ; occupied by B. Kelsen et als., as 
dwelling, etc. ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Monday, 25th, 6-54 P.M. Box 35. 
No. 365 Washington st. Owned by Bigelow heirs; loss, $397; insur- 
ance, $18,000 ; -occupied by C. A. Perkins, as picture-frames; loss, $600; 
insurance, $2,000; Messenger Bros, et als., as tailors, etc.; loss, $671; 
insurance, $3,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 25th, 9-51h P.M. Box 54. 
No. 86 Cove st. Owned by Richard Burke ; loss, $208 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. R. Conners etals.,&s tenement-house; loss, $75; origi- 
nated on 3d floor, extended to roof; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



20 City Document No. 77. 

Tuesday, 26th, 6-56 P.M. Box 121. 
Dump, foot of B st. Cause, rubbish fired by boys. 

Tuesday, 26th, 7-28 P.M. Box 45. 
No. 13 Otis st. Owned by S. B. Simons ; loss, $625 ; insurance, 
$45,000; occupied by P. J. Riley, as tailor; loss, $230; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 26th, 9-58h P.M. Box 173. 
Glendon st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; occupied by same, as boiler-room ; 
cause, overheated boiler-furnace. 

Wednesday, 27th, 1-25 P.M. Box 158. 

No. 81 Chelsea st. Owned by Charles McGovern; occupied by same, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning; needless. 

Wednesday, 27th, 6-20 P.M. Box 68. 

Malden st. Owned by J. J. McNutt; loss, $100; insurance, $9,674; 
occupied by J. J. McNutt, as dry-house; loss, $100; insurance, $4,663; 
originated in boiler-room ; extended to dry-house ; cause, overheated boiler- 
furnace. 

Thursday, 28th, 8-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Main st. Owned by S. Bradstreet; occupied by M. D. Green, as 
barber; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene-oil lamp. 

Saturday, 30th, 11-54 P. 31. Box 46. 

No. 87 Broad st. Owned by N. C. Nash ; loss, $624 ; insurance, $50,000 ; 
occupied by Chase, Sanborn, & Co. et als., as teas, spices, and storage; 
loss, $4,851; insurance, $110,000; originated on 5th floor; extended to 6th 
floor and roof; cause, supposed friction of machinery. 



JULY. 



Sunday, 1st, 0-12 A.M. Box 415. 

East Cambridge, Mass. 

Remarks. — The fire was in the B. & M. repair shops, in E. Cambridge. 

Sunday, 1st, 9-40 A. 31. Still. 
Swett st. Owned by W. L. Bradley; occupied by W. L. Bradley, as 
factory; originated on 1st floors extended to 2d floor; cause, soot in chim- 
ney taking fire. 

Sunday, 1st, 11-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 457 Broadway. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 2d, 1-59 A. 31. Still. 
No. 44 Hanover st. Owned by Codman heirs; occupied by J. Graves' 
as machinist; originated on 3d floor ; cause, carelessness, wood left on fur" 
nace taking fire. 

Monday, 2d, 2-16 P. 31. Still. 
No. 69 Charlestown st. Owned by C. E. Hall & Co. ; occupied by C. E. 
Hall & Co., as boiler-room; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from flue. 

3Ionday, 2d, 5-02 P. 31. Box 62. 
No. 28 Carver st. Owned by B. Royce ; cause, soot in chimney burning ; 
needless. 



Appendix. 21 



Monday, 2d, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 156 Hanover st. Owned by Dr. Shattuck ; occupied by E. P. 
Osgood, as dry goods; loss, $30; insurance, $9,500; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-54 A.M. Box 156. 
Weeks' Wharf, off Sumner st. 

Remarks. — Bark " Shawmut," owned by J. S. Emery & Co.; originated 
in the forecastle ; loss, $250 ; no insurance. 

Tuesday, 3d, 9-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 5 Cove pl. Owned by P. O'Neil heirs; insurance, $1,500; occupied 
by J. Manning, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
playing "with matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-9h A.M. Box 435. 
No. 435 Medford st. Owned by A. Waterman ; occupied by C. Lyman, 
as furniture; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction of machinery; needless. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-33 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 120 Chelsea st. Owned by John Dee heirs ; occupied by John 
Cary, as stable; originated in manure-pit; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 3d, 10-37 P.M. Still. 
Bremen, Liverpool, Porter, and Havre sts. Cause, bonfires (3) set by 
boys. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-20 A. 31. Still. 
Everett and Sumner sts. Cause, bonfires (4) set by boys. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-10 A. 31. Still. 
Poster and Havre sts. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-48 A. 31. Box 345. 

Granite ave. Owned by M. A. Hubener; loss, $50; insurance, $50; 
occupied by F. Hubener, as storehouse ; loss, $250 ; insurance, $250 ; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to entire building; cause, supposed in- 
cendiary. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-15 A. 31. Still. 

No. 33 Harrison ave. Owned by O'Connell heirs ; loss, $77; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by J. J. Donahue, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 2d floor; extended to 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-30 A. 31. Still. 

Marsh st. Owned by Mullane heirs ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-52 A. 31. Still. 
Porter, Paris, and Havre sts. Cause, bonfires (3) set by boys. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6 A.M. Box 345. 

Marsh st. Owned by Mullane heirs; loss, $10; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-08 A. 31. Still. 
No. 98 Maverick st. Owned by Christian Abe ; occupied by Christian 
Abe, as saloon, etc. ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated stove. 



22 City Document No. 77. 



Wednesday, 4th, 0-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 79 West Eagle st. Owned by L. Mason ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by D. E. Moseman, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor, 
cause, curtain taking fire from lamp. 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 42 Charles st. Owned by D. and T. O'Connor; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied b} r D. and T. O'Connor, as saloon; loss, $300; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting woodwork. 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 
Chelsea bridge. Owned by Lowell E.R. Corporation; originated in 
pile of R.R. sleepers ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 5th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Morton st. Owned by Thomas Moore; loss, $10; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by J. McLaughlin, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Myrtle pl. Owned by G. A. Brackett; loss, $150; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by G. A. Brackett, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, explosion of naphtha gas. 

Remarks.— Mr. Brackett was severely burned by the explosion. 

Thursday, 5th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 263 Gold st. Owned by J. Bassett; occupied by G. Merriam, as 
dwelling; cause, dropping kerosene lamp on stairs. 

Friday, 6th, 3-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 76 North st. Owned by M. Lakeman ; occupied by T. A. Bent & Co., 
as provisions ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 8th, 1-47 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 52 Sudbury st. Owned by Hemmenway estate ; loss, $226; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by E. D. Rankin, as silver-plater; loss, $1,850; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Ellis & Co. et als., as drugs, etc.; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 8th, 9-02 A.M. Box 185. 
No. 152 Lexington st. Owned by C. T. A. Bent; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,200; occupied by C. W. Morse, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

Sunday, 8th, 10-49, 10-57 P.M. Box 173. 

No. 328 East Eagle st. Owned by W. H. Swift & Co.; loss, $2,100 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by W. H. Swift, as chemicals; loss, $6,748 
insurance, $6,500; owned by Glendon Co.; loss, $1,490; insurance, $1,944 
occupied by Glendon Co., as lumber storage; loss, $2,080; insurance 
$16,940 ; originated in building No. 328 ; extended to adjoining sheds, etc. 
cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Chief Butler and assistants of Chelsea were present with two 
companies of their department and rendered efficient aid. 

Monday, 9th, 1-18 A.M. Box 45. 
No. 150 Federal st. Owned by Bancroft heirs ; loss, $865 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by T. E. Kitchen et als., as wools, etc.; loss, $82; 
6 insurance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 23 



Monday, 9th, 5-41 P. 31. Box 53. 

No. 8 Boylston ST. Owned by W. L. Frost ; loss, $65 ; insurance, 
$17,500; occupied by R. M. Curtis, as laundry; loss, $77; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Tuesday, 10th, 2-01 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 9 Trainer st. Own*d by P. Duffy; loss, $35; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by M. Connelly, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-11 P.M. Still. 
No. £1 Leverett st. Owned by T. Towne heirs ; occupied by C. Rem- 
ington, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-52 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Cambridge ave. Owned by Mrs. Ellis; loss, $10; insurance, $700; 
occupied by J. Murphy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10 A.M. Box 87. 

No. 71 Lenox st. Owned by James Teevan; occupied by E. Maloney, as 
dwelling; cause, 6moke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 11th, 1-25 P.M. Box 442. 

Navt Yard. Owned by U.S. Government; occupied by Navy Depart- 
ment, as bending-mill ; originated in box of shavings ; cause, sparks from 
furnace. 

Wednesday, 11th, 3-13 P. 31. Box 72. 
No. 189 Shawmut ave. Owned by L. J. Logan ; occupied by C. Rein- 
hardt, as saloon, etc. ; originated ia rubbish in yard; cause, children playing 
with matches. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-42 P.M. Box 259. 
R.R. bridge, Centre st. Owned by City of Boston; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-42 P.M. Box 218. 

Nos. 52 and 54 Zeigler st. Owned by A. F. Cheney; loss, $205; insur- 
ance, $1,500; owned by L. Foster Morse; l;ss, $315; insurance, $2,000; oc- 
cupied by C. J. Simons, as dwelling; loss, $250; occupied by L. Foster 
Morse, as dwelling; loss, $310; insurance, $1,650; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 13th, 11-05 A. 31. Still. 
No. 243 East Ninth st. Owned by E. Condon; insurance, S>2,500; oc- 
cupied by G. Nickerson, as dwelling; loss, $16; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene-oil stove. 

Saturday, 14th, 9-05 A. 31. Still. 
No. 2k Bedford st. Owned by A. Bloom; loss, $10; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by Cooper & Schelley, as saloon, etc. ; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 4th floor, in kitchen; cause, defective setting of range. 

Sunday, 15th, 7-56 A.31. Box 432. 

No. 8 Wall st. Owned by C. W. Stevens ; occupied by F. A. Hewes, as 
dwelling ; originated in rubbish in cellar ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 15th, 9-26 P.M. Box 42, 

Park and Tremont sts. Owned by Congregational Society ; used as 
church; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 



24 City Document No. 77. 



Monday, 16th, 10-12 P.M. Box 273. 

New Seaver st. Owned by A. F. Quigley ; loss, $25 ; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated inside ; extended to entire building ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 18th, 10-24 A. 31. Box 154. 

No. 178 Maverick st. Owned by C. Murphy ; occupied by C. Murphy, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of grease. 

Wednesday, 18th, 11-18 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 698 Washington st. Owned by W. H. Hill; loss, $67; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by Chase & Co. et als., as confectioner, etc.; insurance, 
$103,400; originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed spontaneous combus- 
tion. 

Thursday, 19th, 9-49 A.M. Still. 
No. 77 Phillips st. Owned by G. P. Wheeler; occupied by James 
Banks, as dwelling ; originated on outside ; cause, boys setting fire to con- 
ductor. 

Friday, 20th, 6-35 A.M. Box 68. 

No. 108 E. Dedham st. Owned by Morton & Chessley ; occupied by Mor- 
ton & Chessley, as dry-house ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 20th, 8-58h P.M. Box 157. 
No. 133 Border st. Owned by A. & J. McLaren; occupied by J. M. Lord, 
as furniture ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 21st, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
Eastern R.R. bridge, Broadway. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 
Remarks. — $10 damage to bridge. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-24 P.M. Box 425. 

No. 76 and 78 Lexington st. Owned by M. Pembroke ; loss, $10 ; in- 
surance, $2,400; owned by F. Ivers ; loss, $10; insurance, $1,200; occupied 
by M. Pembroke, as dwelling; occupied by F. Ivers, as dwelling; insurance 
$1,100; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 22d, 8-18 P.M. Box 21. 
No 2 Stoddard st. Owned by Codman heirs ; loss, $125 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by M. Curry, as saloon; loss, $70; insurance, $1,000; M. H. 
Graham, as boots and shoes; loss, $30 ; insurance, $1,200; originated in base- 
ment; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Monday, 23d, 0-41 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 28 Wapping st. Owned by Barker heirs ; occupied by Mrs. McAllister, 
as dwelling; originated in attic; cause, filling lighted kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. McAllister was very severely burned, and taken to the 
hospital in an ambulance, where she soon died. 

Tuesday, 24th, 6-42h P.M. Box 19. 
No. 5 Merrimac st. Owned by Lyman heirs; occupied by Nathan Cohen, 
as tailor shop; loss, $70; insurance, $600; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 25th, 6-26 A. 31. Box 127. 

No. 91 to 97 Baxter st. Owned by W. J. Knowles et als. ; loss, $635 ; 
insurance, $5,500 ; occupied by Wm. Monegan et als., as dwellings ; loss, 
insurance, $400; originated in roof; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-30 P. 31. Still. 
Savin Hill. Cause, brush fire, set by boys. 



Appendix. 25 



Wednesday, 25th, 7-41 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Bowdoin sq. Owned by Eevere House Association ; occupied by 
H. A. Choate, as apothecary; loss, $49; insurance, $7,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting canopy. 

Wednesday, 25th, 10-10 P.M. Box 347. 
Rockwell st. Owned by J. L. Baker ; loss, $575 ; insurance, $500 ; oc- 
cupied by J. L. Baker, as barn ; loss, $700 ; insurance, $225 ; originated on 
1st floor; extended to entire building; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 26th, 7-24 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 203 Hanover st. Owned by Clinton Viles ; occupied by Curamings 
& Slimper, as furniture; originated on 5th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

' Thursday, 26th, 7-58 A.M. Box 19. 
No. 18 Cross st. Owned by Robert Moore ; occupied by Mrs. Bogan et 
als., as dwellings; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 26th, 2-08 P.M. Still. 
Union ave. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in yard of the Sturtevant 
Blower Co. 

Thursday, 26th, 3-34 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 304 Washington st. Owned by Old South Church Society; occupied 
by Appleton & Litchfield, as cutlery; loss, $100; insurance, $9,475 ; originated 
in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 4-21 P.M. Box 123. 
Gold and Fourth sts. Owned by D. Gilfeather et als. ; loss, $50 ; occupied 
as wood-sheds ; originated in wood-sheds ; cause, set by boys in rubbish. 

Friday, 27th, 1-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 371 Chelsea st. Owned by P. Healey; loss, $12; insurance, 
occupied by P. Healey, as blacksmith-shop; loss, $10; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Friday, 27th, 5-25 A.M. Box 47. 
No 376 Atlantic ave. Owned by Hill & Co.; loss, $576; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by W. R. Hawkes, as machine-shop; loss, $1,038; insur- 
ance, $5,750; originated on 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 
Eastern R.R. bridge, Mtstic ave. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 
Rimarks. — Damage to bridge, $10. 

Friday, 27th, 3-58 P.M. Still. 
Savin Hill. Cause, brush fire, set by boys. 

Friday, 27th, 5-27 P.M. Still. 
No. 112 Orleans st. Owned by Shaffer & O'Conner; occupied by Shaffer 
& O'Conner, as wheelwrights ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from forge. 

Friday, 27th, 6-22h, 6-29h, 6-33 P.M. Box 153. 

No. 112 Orleans st. Owned by Shaffer & O'Conner; loss, $3,950; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Shaffer & O'Connor, as wheelwrights ; loss, 
$3,950; insurance, $1,250; originated in No. 112 Orleans st. ; extended to 
adjoining buildings ; cause, sparks from forge. 

No. 2 Percival pl. Owned by Dr. Crane; loss, $250; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. J. McGovern, as dwelling ; loss, $250 ; insurance, $600 ; owned 



26 City Document No. 77. 



by Dr. Crane; loss, $300; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Lewis F. Leury, as 
stable; loss, $50; insurance, $700. 

No. 118 Orleans st. Owned by C. Cleary; loss, $1,700; insurance, 
$1,700 ; occupied by B. McGivern et als., as dwellings ; loss, $300 ; owned by 
C. Cleary; loss, $300; insurance, $300; occupied by C. Murphy, as dwelling; 
loss, $300. 

Remarks. — Loss on other buildings, $315; contents, $350; insurance on 
other buildings, $1,300; contents, $700. 

Friday, 27th, 8-13h A.M. Box 51. 
No. 126 Pearl st. Owned by Mills estate; loss, $76; insurance, $25,000; 
occupied by J. O'Connell & Sons, as boots and shoes; insurance, $75,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, supposed overheated steam-pipe. 

Saturday, 28th, 1-04 A.M. Still. 
No. 4 Bulfinch pl. Owned by R. S. Anderson ; occupied by O. P. Knowles, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas- 
jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 28th, 3-53 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 24 Cross st. Owned by Robert Moore ; occupied by Geo. E. Flynn, 
as saloon ; originated on 1st floor ; cailse, rats and matches. 

Friday, 28th, 6-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Canal st. Owned by E. C. Milliken; occupied by G. D. Killum, 
as saloon; originated in basement; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 28th, 11-40 P.M. Box 96. 

Columbus ave. and Berkeley st. Owned by L. Collamore; loss, $1,964; 
insurance, $33,333; occupied by several families, as hotel; loss, $1,809; in- 
surance, $5,300; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 8-42 P.M. Box 25. 
North Grove and Fruit sts. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied by 
City of Boston, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting cur- 
tain. 

Monday, 30th, 4 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Morton st. Owned by H. Goodman; loss, $15; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by H. Goodman, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 31st, 4-1 7 P. M. Box 514. 
No. 18 Atherton st. Owned by Lowell Savings Bank ; loss, $95 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by A. L. Baker, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



AUGUST. 



Wednesday, 1st, 3-17 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Lowell st. Owned by B. Finnigan; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by J. J. Bresnahan, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, rags in chimney-flue. 

Thursday, 2d, 0-33 A.M. Box 514. 

Byron court. Owned by Jos. Byron; loss, $28; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by W. B. Byron & Son, as curriers; loss, $250; insurance, $6,500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



Appendix. 27 

Thursday, 2d, 9-53h A. 31. Box 89. 
No. 88 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Mrs. Henry T. Keyes ; occupied 
by H. T. Keyes, as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 2d, 3-43 P. 31. Box 157. 
No. 86 Border st. Owned by Chas. Morrison ; occupied by C Morrison, 
as tool-house ; originated on outside ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-26\, 8-38 A.M. Box 265. 
Nos. 22 to 34 Laurel st. Owned by S. B. Marsh et als.; loss, $9,214; 
insurance, $25,800; occupied by several families as dwellings; loss, $2,590; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor No. 30; extended to 26, 27, 29, 31, 
32, 34 Laurel, and 41, 43, 45 Ottawa st. ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-56 P. 31. Box 148. 
N.Y. & N.E. R.R. yard. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. ; occupied by 
same, as old material ; loss, $50 ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 5th, 5-19 P.M. Box 573. 
Owned by Timothy Sullivan; hay-stack; loss, $25; originated in hay- 
stack; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 5th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
Harrison ave. and Beach st. Owned by Wm. Minot heirs; occupied by 
Baxter & Young, as hotel; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Sunday, 5th, 6-50h P.M. Box 127. 
Nos. 120 to 124 West Eighth st. Owned by M. Mulcahey et als.; loss, 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by several families as dwellings; loss, 
insurance, $800; originated on 1st floor No. 122; extended to 124; 
cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Hannah Connelly was severely injured by jumping from 
a window. 

Sunday, 5th, 10-05 P. 31. Still. 

No. 14 Charles-st. pl. Owned by G. Poland; occupied by W. Rob- 
bins, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 6th, 2-24 P.M. Box 173. 

Nos. 286 and 288 Princeton st. Owned by O. Messenger; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Waters, as dwelling ; originated on outr 
side ; cause, boys playing with matches. 

Monday, 6th, 7-34 P. 31. Box 13. 

No. 246 North st. Owned by James Noble; occupied by James Noble,, 
as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, careless use of fire. 

Monday, 6th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
Dump, foot or B st. Originated in rubbish on dump; cause, set by boys. 

3Ionday, 6th, 8-29 P. 31. Box' 112. 

Rear of No. 16 West Fifth st. Owned by L. R. Mathews ; occupied by 
Michael Coyne et als., as dwellings; loss, $4; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 7th, 1-27 A.M. Box 62. 

Nos. 114 to 116 Eliot, and 239 to 241 Tremont sts. , Owned by James 
T. Eldredge ; loss, $299 ; insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Pilgrim Association, 
as hall; loss, $15; insurance, $l,3O0; originated on 5th floor; cause, care- 
less use of fire. 



28 City Document No. 77. 

Tuesday, 7th, 2-39 A. 31. Box 139. 
No. 406 and 408 East Third st. Owned by Stevens estate ; loss, 
insurance, $1,700; occupied by Jobn Harrington et als., as dwellings; loss, 
$50 ; originated in cellar ; extended to 408 ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-26 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 32 Oliver st. Owned by Whiting estate; loss, $385; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Merriarn & Morgan, as oils, etc. ; loss, $415 ; insurance, 
$9,090 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-27 A.M. Box 213. 
Bear 12 Norfolk ave. OAvned by heirs of Geo. Williams ; occupied 
by Geo. Martin, as stable; originated on outside; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 7th, 5-0h P.M. Box 156. 
No. 37 Sumner st. Owned by N. Mayo ; occupied by Michael Doherty, 
as junk-s<hop ; originated on outside ; cause, boys playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Newbern block, off Pleasant st. Owned by P. Flatley ; occu- 
pied by D. Casey et als., as dwellings ; originated in chimney; cause, rubbish 
in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 8th, 2-21 A.M. Box 351. 
River View ave. Originated in pile rubbish ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8-7h P-3T. Box 317. 
Columbia st. (Rear.) Owned by Alonzo Hamilton ; loss, $15 ; unoccupied ; 
originated in basement; extended to roof; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 8&i, 9-20k P.M. Box 213. 
No. 110 Hampden st. Owned by Paul Stucklin; occupied by P. Stucklin, 
as stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 8th, 11-$ P.M. Box 251. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 9th, 2-07 h A.M. Box 159. 
Owned by John Walsh; loss, $35; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Leo 
Josephs, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d story; 
cause, careless use of candle. 

Thursday, 9th, 3-15 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 63 and 65 Northampton st. Owned by heirs Martin L. Hall ; occu- 
pied by J. G. Brown, as stable; lfrss, $25; originated on Is* floor; extended 
to 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 2-18h P.M. Box 35. 
No. 1 Pemberton sq. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell, agent; occupied 
by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, melting of wax mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 11M, 5-26 P.M. Box 534. 
Canterbury st. (Rear.) Fire in bog-hole; originated in bog-hole; 
cause, careless use of fire. 

Saturday, 11th, 6-95 P. 31. Still. 
Ashford st (Rear.) Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. Co.; loss, $4; 
R.R. ties; originated in ties; cause, sparks from locomotive. 



Appendix. 29 



Saturday, 11th, 6-44 P. 31. Still. 
No. 164 Tremont st. Owned by F. A. Lovering; loss, $35; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by Chas. N. Perkins, as hotel; loss, $10; insurance, 
$11,000; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, lltli, 7-16 P.M. Box 564. 
Western ave. Owned by J. O. Whitten; loss, $5 ; occupied by J. O. 
Whitten, as boiler-house; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 11th, 8-48h P.M. Box 462. 
Rutherford ate. Owned by Michael Callihan ; loss, $25 ; occupied by M. 
Callihan, as junk-shop ; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 3-25, 3-35 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 96 Cross st. Owned by B. A. Stone et als. ; loss, $557 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by E. N. Mahoney et als., as furniture m'fg., etc.; loss, 
$2,695 ; insurance, $13,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 12th, 3-58 A.M. Box 172. 
Nos. 91 and 93 Condor st. Owned by B. H. Stinson and S. J. Knights ; 
loss, $862; insurance, $2,200; occupied by C. Shirley et als., as dwellings; 
loss, $375; insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor No. 91; extended to 
No. 93 ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 1-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 122 C st. Owned by Michael Murray ; loss, $90 ; insurance, $4,400 ; 
occupied by Michael Murray et als., as dwellings; loss, $40; insuran.ee, 
$1,200 ; originated on 1st floor L ; cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 12th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Gold st. Owned by Mrs. Coffee; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
Mrs. Flaherty, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rags taking fire 
from store. 

Sunday, 12th, 10-22 P.M., Box 534, and 10-28h P.M., Box 532. 
Canterbury st. Owned by T. D. Mulrey; loss, $33; occupied by D. 
Manning et als., as dwellings; originated outside; extended to 2d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 13th, 9-37h P-M. Box IS. 
No. 51 "Washington st. Owned by Hatch heirs; loss, $275; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Wm. H. Evans et als., as photograph, hatter, etc.; 
loss, $1,355; insurance, $1,8.00; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 15th, 10-25 A. 31. Still. 
Bridge on Centre st. Owned by Boston & Providence R.R. Co. ; loss, 
$1 ; caus.e, sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 15th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Mt. Hope Cemetery. (Rear.) Cause unknown. 
Remarks. — Fire in marsh land. 

Sunday, 19th, 8-48 A. 31. Still. 
No. 4 Emmet pl. Owned by heirs of John C. Tucker; loss, $10-; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by Henry Floyd et als., as dwellings; loss, $^0 ; 
originated on 2d story; cause, children playhag with matches. 

Sunday, 19th, 9-1 Oh A.M. Box 71. 
No. 477 Tremont st. Owned by heirs of Martin Hayes; loss, $300; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by B. F. Colcord et als., as carpenter-shop, etc.; 
loss, $575 ; insurance, $4,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 



30 City Document No. 77. 



Monday, 20th, 1-40 P.M. Box 142. 
No. 380 West First st. Owned by James C. Kittredge ; loss, $8; insur- 
ance, $2,200; occupied by G. W. Joy & Co., as varnish-works; loss, $72; 
originated in rear ; cause, boiling over of oil. 

Tuesday, 21st, 2-38 P.M. Box 263. 
Terrace ave. Originated in brush ; cause, burning rubbish. 

Tuesday, 21st, 5-47 P.M. Box 8. 
Nos. 88i and 90 Portland st. Owned by W. G. Peck ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by G. W. Salisbury, as furniture manufactory; loss, $53; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d story ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 21st, ll-9h and 11-32 P.M. Box 49. 
Nos. 18 and 20 Summer st. Owned by N. L. Pickman; loss, $1,433; in- 
surance, $90,000; occupied by Bowditch & Skillings, as millinery store; 
loss, $12,909; insurance, $25,500; originated in basement; extended to 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 22d, 0-53 A.M. Box 68. 
No. 419 Albany st. Owned by Wm. L. Armor ; loss, $2,322 ; insurance, 
$13,300; occupied by W. L. Armor et als., as kindling wood factory, etc.; 
loss, $6,250; insurance, $2,700; originated in the rear of main building ; ex- 
tended to surrounding buildings ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 22d, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
Thayer st. Owned by Johnston Bros.; occupied by lumber; loss, $25; 
insurance, $400 ; originated in pile lumber ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 22d, 5-52 P. 31. Box 546. 
At Cow Island. Originated on Cow Island. 

Wednesday, 22d, 8-17 P.M. Still. 
No. 115 Chelsea st. Owned by J. E. N. Davis ; occupied by same, as 
dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 23d, 10-37h A.M. Box 546. 
At Cow Island. Originated in grass and woods. 

Thursday, 23d, 0-15h P.M. Box 351. 
Milton. Cause, grass burning; needless alarm. 

Thursday, 23d 1-30 P.M. Still. 
Mystic ave. Owned by Boston & Maine B.R.; bridge; originated under 
bridge ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 23d, 2-41 P.M. Box 47. 
No. 165 and 167 High st. Owned by C. B. Billings; loss, $2,937; insur- 
ance, $26,000; occupied by Billings & Clapp, as chemical manufactory; loss, 
$20,200 ; insurance, $50,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 23d, 4-55 P. 31. Box 365. 
Walk Hill st. Cause unknown. 
Remarks. — Fire in grass and brush, doing considerable damage to trees. 

Thursday, 23d, 5-54 P. 31. Box 213. 
No. 40 Chadwick st. Owned by M. Mulvee ; occupied by M. Burns, as 
dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



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Thursday, 23d, 7-29 P. M. Still. 
No. 39 Hancock st. Owned by G. W. Forbush; loss, $10; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by G. W. Forbush, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 23d, 11-52 P.M. Box 321. 

Savin Hill ave. Owned by Fred Nelson; loss, $3,000; unoccupied; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 24th, 8-40 A. 31. Still. 

Mystic ave. bridge. Originated on the bridge; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Friday, 24th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 

Fiske's wharf. Occupied by J. C. Nichols, as storage ; originated on 
wharf; cause, spontaneous combustion in sulphur. 

Friday, 24th, 1-54 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 29 Ball st. Owned by G. C. Barrett; loss, $30; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by ffm. Sweet, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, ex- 
plosion of gas-stove. 

Friday, 24th, 6-20 P.M. Box 349. 
Ashmont st. Originated in rubbish on vacant land; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 8-44 P.M. Box 259. 
Centre-st. bridge. Owned by B. & P. Railroad ; loss, $5 ; originated on 
bridge; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 25th, 0-52 A. 31. Box 129. 
No. 29 C st. Owned by H. Giblin; loss, $400; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by P. J. McKenna et als., as dwellings; insurance, $500; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 25th, 8-40 A. 31. Still. 
No. 48 Leverett st. Owned by M. Shields ; loss, $10; insurance, $6,750; 
occupied by P. Maguire, as saloon; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Saturday 25th, 1 0-45 A. M. StilL 
No. 342 Princeton st. Owned by T. Quinnahan ; occupied by T. Quin- 
nahan, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 25th, 0-12 P. 31. Box 162. 

No. 216 Havre st. Owned by M. Fitzgerald; occupied by John Barry as 
dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 26th, 2-39 A. 31. Box 12. 

No. 6 Thacher court. Owned by Mrs. Dolan; loss, $561 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by several families as dwellings; loss, $100; originated on 
2d floor : extended to roof; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. F. Savage and infant daughter of 7 months, together with 
George, Katie, and Thos. McLaughlin, aged respectively 13, 12, and 7 years, 
were suffocated or injured so severely that death ensued. Mrs. McLaughlin 
and two children were severly burned. Fred and John Savage were slightly 
injured and burned. 

Sunday, 26th, 3-01 A. 31. Box 182. 
No. 6 Havre st. Owned by Francis Hayes ; occupied by P. Donovan et 
als., as dwellings; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless smoking 
in bed. 



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Sunday, 26th, 9-04 A.M. Still. 
No. 16£ South Margin st. Owned fey John A. Ryan; loss, $3; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Miller et als., as dwellings ; originated on 4th floor ; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Sunday, 26th, 9-38 A.M. Box 146. 

No. 687 E. Eighth st. Owned by M. Downey; loss, $8; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by T. J. Kealey et als., as dwellings; loss, $40: insurance, 
$600 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 27th, 7-51h, 7-55h P.M. Box 19. 
No 4 Charlestown st. Owned by R. Hollings & Co. ; loss, $900; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Law Bros. & Co. et als., as furniture; loss, $1,373; 
insurance, $4,900 ; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 8-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 1 White-st. pl. Owned by J. H.Williams; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by S. Williams, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, explosion of oil-stove. 

Tuesday 28th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
Chestnut Hill ave. Cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 28th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
Mount Hope. Grass fire; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 2-32 P. 31. Box 519. 
Glen road. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 5 P.M. Still. 

Beacon and St. Mart sts. Cause, peat and grass, set by boys. 
Remarks. — Still alarms had been given previously on the 26th and 27th, to 
which the apparatus responded to the same locality. 

Tuesday, 28th, 6-29 P.M. Box 521. 
Glen road. Cause, grass fire. 

Wednesday, 29th, 2-59 A. M. Box 129. 
No. 16 Webster pl. Owned by Dunham heirs; loss, $68; insurance, 
$400; occupied by C. McGuiness, as dwelling; loss, $115; insurance, $400; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 29th, 4-54 A.M. Box 427. 
Tremont, off Prospect st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 29th, 7-20 A. M. Still. 
No. 25 Fayette st. Owned by G. Hincke heirs; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by G. Heireman, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 29th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 
Mystic-ave. bridge. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 30th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
Mystic-ave. bridge. Owned by B. & M. R.R. ; loss, $15; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 30th, 1 1-39 A . M. Box 2 61 . 
Amory grove. Cause, grass, set by boys. 



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Thursday, 30th, 0-56 P. 31. Box 337. 
Howard ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 235 Cambridge st. Owned by Lyman heirs; occupied by McKee & 
Richardson, as carriages ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from furnace. 

• Thursday, 30th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 83 Carver st. Owned by J. Fairbanks ; loss, $30 ; occupied by 
R. Hollis, as dwelling ; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 31st, 8-55 A. M. Still. 

No. 155|F st. Owned by H. Mann ; loss, $8 ; insurance $600 ; occupied by 
Jesse Hall, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Friday, 31st, 1-45 P. 31. Still. 
Longwood ave. Cause, grass fire, set by boys. 



SEPTEMBER. 



Saturday, 1st, 0-35 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 140 Ninth st. Owned by A. Stetson et als. ; loss, $308; insurance, 
$2,200; occupied by J. McCracken et als., as dwellings, etc.; loss, $58; in- 
surance, $500 ; originated in wood-sheds ; extended to dwellings, etc. ; cause, 
probably set by boys. 

Saturday, 1st, 4-30 P. 31. Box 157. 
No. 103 Liverpool st. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless alarm. 

Saturday, 1st, 11-35 P. 31. Box 323. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by Michael Cunningham ; loss, $500 ; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by M. Cunningham, as blacksmith-shop ; loss, $200 ; 
occupied by J. T. Saunders, as harness-maker ; loss, $400 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by T. J. Gill, as carpenter; loss, $400; insurance, $500; originated 
on 1st floor; extended to entire building; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 11-10 A. 31. Still. 

No. 113 Pearl st. Occupied by J. T. Sullivan, as boots and shoes; 
originated in elevator-well; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

Sunday, 2d, 2-01 P. 31. Still. 
Perham st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 7-40, 7-45 P. 31. Box 535. 
Poplar st. Owned by D. W. Chamberlin ; loss, $150; insurance, $150; 
occupied by D. W. Chamberlin, as barn; originated on 1st floor; extended to 
entire building ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

3Ionday, 3d, ll-50h A. 31. Box 68. 
No. 478 Albany st. Owned by Morse estate ; occupied by several fam- 
ilies, as dwellings; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

31o7i day, 3d, 0-05 P. 31. Still. 
South st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 



34 City Document ]So. 77. 

Monday, 3d, 0-20 P.M. Still. 
Academy hill. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 3d, 1-15 P. 31. Still. 
Glen road. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 3d, 2-31h P.M. Box 273. 
Grass, etc. ; cause unknown ; needless alarm. 

Monday, 3d, 3-45 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave. Grass, etc. ; cause, careless smokers. 

Monday, 3d, 5-33 P.M. Box 317. 
Lawrence ave. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 3d, 7 P. M. Still. 
Mount hope. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 3d, 7-09 P. 31. Box 68. 
No. 626 Harrison ave. Owned by University Savings Institution; loss» 
$175; insurance, $10,000; occupied by E. F. Lally, as saloon, etc.; 
originated in rear of building; extended to building; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 3d, 11-26 P. 31. Box 145. 
No. 885 Fourth st. Owned by Holton heirs; loss, $50; occupied by 
Simon Gaul, as barn ; originated in the barn ; cause, incendiary. 

• Tuesday, 4th, 1-07 P. 31. Box 521. 
Glen road. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 2-26 P. 31. Box 349. 
Wells ave. Grass, etc. ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 4th, 4-14h P. 31. Box 537. 
Muddt-pond woods. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-30 P. 31. Still. 
Savin st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-53 P. 31. Box 38. 
No. 326 State st. Owned by W. P. Coon; loss, $119; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by B. D. James & Co., as flour, etc.; loss, $100; insurance, $200; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 2-57h A. if. Box 41. 
No. 383 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Sheafe heirs; loss, $527; in- 
surance, $62,500 ; occupied by Tolman & Smith, as printers ; loss, $450 ; in- 
surance, $8,000; W. Elder & Son, as printers; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; 
Gerlach & Co., as jewellers ; loss, $270; insurance, $3,000; originated on 4th 
floor ; extended to 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 0-58 P. 31. Still. 
Baker st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, l-02h P-3I. Box 519. 
Washington, near Green st. Owned by Thomas Daly ; insurance, 
$1,300; occupied by T. Daly et als., as dwellings; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 



Appendix. 35 



Wednesday, 5th, 2-43 P. 31. Box 252. 
Kensington st. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 5th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 
Eastern Railroad bridge. Loss, $5 ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 5th, 5-15 P. 31. Still. 
Florence st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 7-19 P. 31. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by John Murphy ; occupied by John Glynn, as 
dwelling: originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 5th, 8-45 P. 31. Still. 
Winship st. Owned by Daniel O'Connell ; cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 5th, 8-49 P. 31. Box 519. 
Washington, corner of Greenwood st. Owned by Samuel Johnston; 
loss, $635; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Samuel Johnston, as dwelling; 
originated in the L; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 6th, 8-55 A. 31. Still. 
No. 314 Euggles st. Owned by G. H. Wheeler; loss, $10; occupied by 
several families; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Tliursday, 6th, 0-26 P. 31. Box 537. 
Beech st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 0-35 P.M. Box 321. 
Grampian way. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 6th, l-24\, 1-31 P. 31. Box 531. 
Williams and Walnut sts. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 3-31h P.M. Box 354. 
Forest Hill-ave. bridge. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. ; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Thursday, 6th,' 3-42 P. 31. Box 543. 
Baker st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 3-48 P. 31. Box 546. 
Baker st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 4-35 P. 31. Box 252. 
Washington and Townsend sts. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 6th, 6-59 P. 31. Box 564. 
Western ave. Owned by J. 0. Whitten; occupied by J. O. Whitten, 
as glue factory; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 6th, 8-20 P. 31. Still. 
Forest Hills ave. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 7th, 8-49 A. 31. Box 424. 
No. 26 Ferrin st. Owned by M. Cummings; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by M. Cummings, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,000 : originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 



36 City Document No. 77. 

Friday, 7th, 10-44 A. M. Box 362. 
Canterbury st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 2-05 P.3T. Still. 
No. 338 Chelsea st. Owned by R. J. Hoyt; occupied by John Glavin 
et als., as dwellings; loss, $10; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 7th, 3-06 P.M. Box 543. 
Grove and Washington sts. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 4 P. 31. Still. 
Forest Hills ave. Grass, etc. ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 8th, 1-20 P. 31. Still. 
John A. Andrew st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 8th, 2-0h P. 31. Box 272. 
Sunderland st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 9th, 0-41 P.3I. Box 68. 
No. 478 Albany st. Owned by Morse estate ; occupied by several 
families as dwellings; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 9th, 1-36 P. 31. Still. 
Harvard ave. Owned by Gideon P. Brown ; loss, $15 ; occupied by 
Gideon P. Brown, as fence and barn; originated in grass, etc. ; extended to 
barn and fences ; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 9th, 7-34 P. 31. Box 42. 
No. 8 Park st. Owned by Henry Lee et als., trustees; loss, $1,667; in- 
surance, $50,000; occupied by Union Club, as rooms; loss, $730; insurance, 
$15,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 9-41 A.M. Still. 
No. 191 Tudor st. Owned by Joshua Brothers; loss, $8; occupied by 
Edward Butler, as dwelling ; loss, $23 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children 
and matches. 

3tonday, 10th, 0-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 158 Tudor st. Owned by F. L. Keayes ; loss, $8; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by A. Morton et als., as dwellings; loss, $23; originated in wagon- 
sheds ; extended to stable and dwelling ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 10th, 7-49 P.3I. Box 21. 
No. 32.J Portland st. Owned by Samuel Rice ; loss, $62 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Joseph Field, as saloon ; loss, $75 ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

3tonday, 10th, 8-15 P.M. Box 342. 
Neponset ave. Originated in hay-stack ; cause, incendiary ; loss $20 ; no 
insurance. 

Monday, 10th, 11-35 P.3T. Still. 
No. 65 Bristol st. Owned by Joseph F. Paul & Co. ; occupied by H. T. 
Hogan, as stair-builder; loss, $25; insurance, $800; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, overheated steam-pipes. 



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Monday, 10th, 11-47 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 214 Friend st. Owned by Woodward heirs; loss, $114; insurance, 
$400 ; occupied by Geo. Marcucci, as sculpture and statuary ; loss, $300 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, overturning wax on fire. 

Remarks. — Joseph Marquetti was fatally burned, and died after being ad- 
mitted to hospital. 

Tuesday, 11th, 6-19 P. 31. Box 41. 

No. 383 Washington st. Owned by W. Sheafe heirs ; loss, $228 ; insur- 
ance, $62,500; occupied by Gerlach & Co., as jewellers; loss, $27; insurance, 
$3,000 ; W. Elder & Son, as printers ; loss, $15 ; insurance, $1,000 ; Tolman & 
Smith, as printers ; insurance, $8,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 11th, 8-34 P.M. Box 272. 
Elm-Hill ave. Owned by J. D. W. Williams heirs; loss, $50; occupied 
by J. J). W. Williams heirs, as cow-barn; originated on 1st floor; extended 
to entire building; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 12th, 6-51, 6-58, 7-04 P.M. Box 93. 

Nos. 103 to 109 West Canton st. Owned by Smith, Morris, & Crocker 
et als. ; loss, $9,222; insurance, $27,000; occupied by Smith Furniture Co. 
et als., as factories and dwellings, etc.; loss, $19,632; insurance, $16,050; 
originated on 3d floor; extended to adjoining buildings; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Wednesday, 12th, 8-57 P. M. Still. 
Cambridge st. (Rear.) Cause, sparks from lomocotive ; grass, etc. 

Wednesday, 12th, 11-45 P.M. Still. 
Mystic- ave. bridge. Owned by B. & M. Railroad ; loss, $20 ; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 13th, 5-51 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 524 Albany st. Owned by Franklin Savings Bank ; loss, $746 ; in- 
surance, $7,000; occupied by G. M. Parker, as marble-worker and dwelling; 
loss, $59 ; originated in stable ; extended to dwelling, etc. ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 14th, 3-37h, 3-44 A.M. Box 79. 
Commonwealth ave. and Dartmouth st. Owned by Charles Whitney; 
loss, $5,870; insurance, $250,000; occupied by J. W. Wolcott, as Hotel 
Vendome ; loss, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 14th, 7-26 P.M. Box 241. 
Buena Vista ave. Owned by Isaac Fenno ; loss, $5 ; occupied by Isaac 
Fenno, as storehouse; originated on the floor; extended to roof; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Friday, 14th, 8-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Court sq. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 15th, 3-52 P.M. Still. 
Harvard ave., cor. of Washburne st. Cause, incendiary; grass, etc. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-36 P.M. Box 18. 
No. 63 Court st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless alarm. 

Saturday, 15th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 
Milton, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 



38 City Document No. 77. 



Sunday, 16th, 3-01 P.M. Box 139. 
No. 524 East Second st. Owned by Henry Souther; occupied by James 
Cook & Co., as brewers ; loss, $700; insurance, $98,000; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in malt. 

Sunday, 16th, 8-18 P. 31. Box 153. 

No. 37 Orleans st. Owned by Mr. Herrick; loss, $50; occupied by H. 
W. Kemptori et als., as carpenter, etc.; loss, $57; insurance, $300; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 17th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 146 Condor st. Owned by N. E. Pottery Co. ; loss, $30 ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion in coal-pile. 

Monday, 17th, 9-46 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 34 Bromfield st. Owned by Wesleyan College; loss, $80; insurance, 
$100,000; occupied by C. H. Codman & Co., as picture-frames, etc.; insu- 
rance, $30,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking carboy of acid. 

Remarks. — C. H. Codman died from the effect of inhaling the fumes of 
the acid. 

Monday, 17th, 0-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 34 Bromfield st. Cause, rekindling of above fire from acids. 

Monday, 17th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 
Columbus ave. Rubbish on vacant lot ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 17th, 10-39 P. 31. Box 53. 
No. 256 Tremont st. Owned by P. McAleer; loss, $219; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by G. Dalahaye, as fruit-store ; loss, $457 ; insurance, 
$2,400 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-53 P.M. Box 38. 
No. 32 Central wharf. Owned by Wheelwright estate ; loss, $435 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Melenedy, Bemis, & Co., as tobacco, etc.; 
loss, $1,360; insurance, $5,500; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 18th, 10-40 P. 31. Box 14. 
No. 317 Commercial st. Owned by J. P. Ober heirs et als. ; loss, $1,520 ; 
insurance, $6,500; occupied by E. W. Goddard et als., as coopers, etc. ; loss, 
$500; insurance, $1,200; originated on 2d floor; extended to adjoining 
building ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 
Bellevue st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 7-40 P. 31. Still. 
Wtoming st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 2-35 P. 31. Box 139. 
No. 586 Second st. Owned by Patrick Kelley; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Abbott et als., as tenements; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-44 P.M. Box 272. 
Elm Hill ave. Owned by J. D. Williams ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $125 ; 
occupied by J. D. Williams, as storeroom; originated on ground floor; ex- 
tended to adjoining building; cause, supposed incendiary. 



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Thursday, 20th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
Wyoming st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 21st, ll-02\ P.M. Box 85. 
No. 11 Emerald st. Owned by F. A. Richardson; loss, $25; insurance, 
#8,000; occupied by W. B. Huckins et als., as dwellings; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 22d, 2-40 P. 31. Still. 
Cambridge st. Grass, etc. ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 22d, 2-43 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 157 West Sixth st. Owned by Robert Bishop ; occupied by Robert 
Bishop, as waste factory ; loss, $150 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, friction 
from iron in picker. 

Saturday, 22d, 9-40 P.M. Box 47. 
Fort Hill sq. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 44 Commonwealth ave. Owned by R. E. Robbins ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $30,000 ; occupied by R. E. Robbins, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, soot taking fire. 

Monday, 24th, 6-10 A. M. Still. 
No. 25 Highland ave. Owned by E. Andrews; loss, $275; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by E. Andrews, as dwelling; loss, $175; insurance, $2,000; 
originated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5-15 P. 31. Box 174. 
No. 79 Brooks st. Owned by Francis Holmes ; occupied by D. Collins, 
as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 25th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 553 Medford st. Owned by Robinson & Blaney; occupied by 
John Rogers, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 25th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 143 West Fourth st. Owned by Albert Heminway ; loss, $(55 ; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Mary Bulger, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 26th, 11-46 A. 31. Box 442. 
U. S. Navy Yard. Cause, sparks from pumping-engine. 
Remarks. — Slight fire on roof of spar-shed; loss, $10. 

Wednesday, 26th, 5-44 P. 31. Still. 

No. 2G£ Portland st. Owned by Samuel Rice ; occupied by Miss Wilson, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 7-43 P.31. Box 253. 
Blue Hill ave. Owned by Augustus Parker ; loss, $15 ; occupied by A. 
Parker, as stable; originated in shed; extended to stable; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 27th, 2-30 P. 31. Still. 
Broad st. 

Remarks. — Team load of rags and waste taking fire from some unknown 
cause. 



40 City Document No. 77. 

Thursday, 27th, 2-38 h P.M. Box 337. 
Howard ave. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 28th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 
Wyoming st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 28th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 
Willow court. Grass, etc. ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 28th, 7-49, 7-53h P.M. Box 91. 
Beacon st. and Brookline ave. Owned by Arthur Timmins ; loss, 
$2,180; insurance, $6,500; occupied by Arthur Timmins, as stable, etc. ; 
loss, $1,500; insurance, $6,000; originated in hay-loft of stable; extended to 
dwelling and sheds ; cause, supposed carelessness. 

Saturday, 29th, 5-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 47 Silver st. Owned by Anne McWiggen ; loss, $200 ; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by Mr. Keating et als., as dwellings; loss, $25; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 29th, 7-42 P. 31. Box 57. 
No. 104 Tyler st. Owned by J. Hart ; occupied by Mrs. Cummings, as 
dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 30th, 1-35 A.M. Box 323. 

Commercial st. Owned by Patrick Kogers ; occupied by Patrick Eogers, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



OCTOBER. 



Monday, 1st, 4-43 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Anderson pl. Owned by C. A. Kingsbury ; occupied by C. 
Bowers, as dwelling; cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 2d, 5-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 13 Culvert st. Owned by Nelson Curtis heirs; loss, $5; occupied 
by M. Moran, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 3d, 10-6h A. 31. Box 173. 
No. 1 Falcon st. Owned by Glendon Co.; loss, $100; occupied by 
Dennis Reagan, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; cau«e, 
children playing with matches. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-17 A. 31. Box 54. 
Nos. 138 and 140 Kingston st. Owned by John Mullin ; loss, $75; occu- 
pied by John Gorman, as junk-store; loss, $100; Chas. Hamburg et als., as 
dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $500 ; originated in basement; cause, spontane- 
ous combustion. 

Thursday, 4th, 11-5 5k A. 31. Box 426. 
No. 58 Chestnut st. Owned by Francis Fisk; loss, $181; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by F. Fisk, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 4th, 1-50 P. 31. Still. 
Maywood st. Grass fire ; cause, incendiary. 



Appendix. 41 



Thursday, 4th, 2 P.M. Still. 

Cor. of LaGeange and Vernon sts. Cause unknown. 
Remarks. — Hay-stack owned by John Mcintosh ; damage, $15. 

Thursday, 4th, 3-22h P.M. Box 127. 

Cor. oe D and Tudor sts. Owned by E. Bishop ; loss, $1,500 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by E. Bishop, as waste-mill ; loss, $3,150 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
No. 114, owned by S. Cussen; loss, $160; insurance, $2,000; occupied by S. 
Cussen et als., as dwellings; loss, $90; insurance, $500; originated on 2d 
floor of mill ; extended to dwelling ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Remarks. — Two alarms were pulled from Box 134 at 3-27 and 3-32.£ P.M., 
which were taken and given on the bells as 2d and 3d alarms for this fire. 

Thursday, 4th, 7-42 P.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 96 and 98 Fulton st. Owned by D. Goodnow; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$4,500 ; occupied by I. H. Ames, as furniture ; loss, $186 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
originated on 5th floor; eause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 5th, 0-45, 0-59 A.M. Box 328. 
Ericsson st. Owned by Putnam Nail Co. ; loss, $700 ; insurance, $700 ; 
occupied by Putnam Nail Co., as gas-retort; loss, $2,700; insurance, $3,000; 
extended to entire building; cause, supposed, gas-pipe leaking. 

Friday, 4th, 10-35 A.M. Box 65. 
No. 252 Harrison ave. Owned by Stearns & Moore, trustees; loss, $10; 
insurance, $6,600; occupied by James Stewart, as saloon, etc,; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 5th, 6-06 P.M. Box 137. 

False alarm. 

Friday, 5th, 6-13 P.M. Box 327. 
Accidental alarm. 

Friday, 5th, 6-13 P.M. Box 337. 
Howard ate. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 5th, 6-53 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 138 Eichmond st. Owned by J. W. Converse; loss, $1,160; insur- 
ance, $17,000; occupied by Conant, Ball, & Co., as furniture; loss, $3,441; 
insurance, $15,000; originated on 5th floor; extended to 6th floor; cause, 
ignition of parafine oil. 

Remarks. — Joseph King, a workman, was fatally burned. 

F)-iday, 5th, 9-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 141 Franklin st. Automatic call ; no fire ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 4-30 A. M. Still. 
No. 48 Short Sudbury st. Owned by A. D. Puffer & Son ; occupied by 
A. D. Puffer & Son, as soda apparatus ; originated on 1st floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Saturday, 6th, 9-31 A.M. Box 163. 
No. 3 Marion pl. Owned by Herbert Libby ; occupied by John Kennedy, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Saturday, 6th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 
Cor. of DeWolf and Downer ave. Grass fire ; cause, incendiary. 



42 City Document ~No. 77. 



Saturday, 6th, 0-26 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 15 Hatward pl. Owned by Hayward heirs ; occupied by G. H. Carnes 
et als., as tailors, etc.; insurance, §500; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Saturday, 6th, 5-43\ P-M. Box 272. 
Seaver st. Owned by A. W. Tufts ; occupied by same as cow-shed ; 
originated outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 6th, 7 P. M. Still. 
Baker st. Grass fire ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturdry, 6th, 8-27 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 529 Main st. Owned by N. Tufts ; occupied by W. H. Fuller, as 
dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 7th, 11-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 108 Cambridge st. Owned by J. M. Shute heirs ; occupied by 
Edward Sliney, as saloon, etc. ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, smoke used to 
fumigate. 

Sunday, 7th, 3-50 P.M. Box 546. 
Baker st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 7th, 11-32 P.M. Box 47. 
No. 161 High st. Owned by Charles G. Chase; loss, $1,019; insurance, 
$17,500; occupied by Standard Rubber Co., as gossamers; loss, $6,000; in- 
surance, $40,000; occupied by W. Jessop & Son, as metals; loss, $4,021; in- 
surance, $65,000; originated on 3d floor; extended to 4th and 5th floors; 
cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 8th, 8-18, 8-26 P.M. Box 129. 
Off Dorchester ave. Owned by Old Colony R.R. ; loss, $1,961 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Old Colony R.R., as paint-shop; loss, $4,000; 
insurance, $9,000; originated in paint-shop ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 6-3 5h P.M. Box 156. 
No. 11 New st. Owned by Mary Regan ; occupied by M. McGrath, as 
dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. Needless alarm. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-55 P. 31. Still. 

No. 26 Winter st. Owned by Shepard, Norwell, & Co. ; occupied by 
Shepard, Norwell, & Co., as dry goods; cause, overheated thermostat; no 
fire. 

Friday, 12th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 244 Fourth st. Owned by Chas. T. Smith; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by James Gaffney, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 12th, 10-08 P.M. Box 58. 
Federal st. Owned by O. C. R.R. Corp'n ; insurance, $500; occupied by 
R. Bishop, as waste; loss, $10; originated in car; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Saturday, 13th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 9 Wall st. Owned by Joseph Murphy; loss, $5; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Kate White, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
clothes taking fire from stove. 



Appendix. 43 



Sunday, 14th, 1-15 P.M. Box 125. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by Norway Iron Works ; originated in oil-tank ; 
cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 14th, 2-17 P.M. Box 35. 

No. 44 Beacon st. Owned by Harvey D. Parker; loss, $135; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Suffolk Club, as club-rootns ; loss, $150; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 5-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Eliot st. Owned by J. M. Little; loss, $15; insurance, $7,500; 
occupied by John McKay, as saloon; insurance, $3,500; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, electric light wires. 

Monday 15th, 7-59 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 76 Essex st. Owned by Mrs. Jane Maxim ; occupied by A. Chase 
et als., as dwellings ; originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 16th, 0-40 A. 31. Still. 
Harrison ave. Owned by Hinckley Locomotive Works ; occupied by 
Hinckley Locomotive Works, as shops; originated on 1st floor; cause, care- 
less use of heated iron. 

Wednesday, 17th, 4-09 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 30 North Russell st. Owned by B. F. Farwell; loss, $25; insuramee, 
$2,000; occupied by B. F. Farwell, as dwelling; loss, $180; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 17th, 8-46 P.M. Still. 
No. 71 Bunker Hill st. Owned by Simonton & Gill; occupied by 
Simonton & Gill, as store, etc.; loss $10; originated on awning over door ; 
cause, carelessly dropping match from window. 

Wednesday, 17th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 
Mason st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $50; occupied by Engine Co. 
No. 26, as engine-house ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated steam- 
pipes. 

Friday, 19th, 5-27h A.M. Box 521. 

Union ave. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in yard of the Sturtevant 
Blower Co. 

Friday, 19th, 6-04 P. 31. Box 425. 
No. 135 Bunker Hill st. Owned by M. Kelley; unoccupied dwelling,.; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from plumber's furnace. 

Friday, 19th, 6-22 P. 31. Box 85. 
No. 386 Tremont st. Owned by B. & A. R.R. Corp'n ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by C. Brigham & Co., as milk depot; loss, $6; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 19th, 7-45 P.M. Box 1,7. 
No 94 Blackstone st. Owned by Whittemore heirs ; occupied by Taun- 
ton Iron Co., as salesroom; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of benzine 
from candle. 



44 City Document No. 77. 



Saturday, 20th, 8-30 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 6 Island st. Owned by John Hasson ; loss, $22; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 

Remarks. — Mr. McDonald, the occupant, dropped the lamp while in a fit, 
and, setting fire to a bed, was badly burned about face and body. Since died 
from injuries. 

Sunday, 21st, 10-47 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 277 Tremont st. Owned by Children's Mission Ass'n ; loss, $35 ; 
. insurance, $18,000 ; occupied by Children's Mission Ass'n, as home ; loss, $10 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 22d, 7-42 A.M. Still. 

Howard st. Owned by Globe Nail Co. ; occupied by Globe Nail Co., as 
factory; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 22d, 8-21 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 25 Union Park st. Owned by Lewis heirs; occupied by J. O. Ring, 
as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Monday, 2 2d, 10-54 P.M. Still. 

No. 59 Bowdoin st. Owned by B. Brown; loss, $545; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by E. T. Pratt, as dwelling; loss, $200; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 23d, 9-40 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 122 Hudson st. Owned by Way estate; occupied by G. H. Ham- 
mond, as stable; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion from lighted 
match. 

Tuesday, 23d, 2-45 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 11 West Gold st. Owned by Ellen Coffee; loss, $42; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Andrew Coffee et als., as dwellings; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Remarks. — Tapper alarm. 

Tuesday, 23d, 2-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Chambers st. (Rear.) Owned by Mr. Sargent; loss. $25; occu- 
pied by Dr. Walsh, as dwelling; originated in water-closet; cause un- 
known. 

Tuesday, 23d, 2-55 P. 31. Box 41. 
Remarks. — Accidental alarm on tappers, given while testing box. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-01h P.M. Box 573. 

Off Cambridge st. 

Remarks. — Incendiary fire in haystack owned by Mr. Sullivan ; damage, 
$150. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-45 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 97 Brighton st. Owned by Woodbury heirs; occupied by P. 
McQuillan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, building fire with 
kerosene oil. 

Wednesday, 24th, 6-29 P.M. Box 453. 
Bunker Hill st. Owned by City of Boston; cause, slacking of lime in 
building in process of erection as engine-house. 

Wednesday, 24th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 120 Purchase st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 45 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 81 Wendell st. Owned by J. E. Sims; loss, $25; occupied by J. 
R. Sims, as office; loss, $75; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Wednesday, 24th, 6-13 P.M. Still. 
No 105 Cambridge st. Owned by John Federhan ; occupied by Left 
Lung, as laundry ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 25th, 4-36 P.M. Still. 
136 Cambridge st. Needless alarm. 

Friday, 26th, 6-17, 7-31h P.M. Box 15. 
No. G3 Commercial st. Owned by Appleton heirs; loss, $1,488; insur- 
ance, $37,000; occupied by Swain, Earl, & Co., as spices, etc. ; loss, $7,450; 
insurance, $71,500; originated on 6th floor; extended to roof; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Friday, 26th, 11-41 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 520 Hanover st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 27th, 0-39 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 812 Washington st. Owned by B. S. Codman; occupied by H. J. 
Collins et als., as dentist, etc. ; needless alarm; no fire. 

Sunday, 28th, 9-54 P.M. Box 18. 

Court sq. Owned by Fifty Associates; occupied by Hall & Whipple, 
Young's Hotel ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 30th, 7-44h A.M. Box 183. 
No l£ Webster ave. Owned by James Ritchie ; loss, $474 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Ralph Dixon, as dwelling; loss, $125; occupied by F. A. 
Wasse, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $600 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
child playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8 A. M. Still. 

Centre st. Owned by Thos. Conway ; occupied by Thos. Conway, as 
dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-26 A.M. Box 53. 
No. 2 Simpson court. Owned by F. P. Hayes; loss, $175; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Fay et als., as dwellings; loss, $100; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 30th, 1-30 P. M. Still. 
Perham st. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 30th, 2-30 P. M. Box 145. 
No. 847 East Fifth st. Owned by C. Blake's heirs ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Henry Bradley, as dwelling; loss, $60; insurance, $1,750; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 31st, 11 A.M. Still. 

No. 22 Charles st. Owned by Bryant heirs ; occupied by Clark & 
Brown, as stables; loss, $160; insurance, $51,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of pipe in coat pocket. 

Wednesday, 31st, 5-46 P.M. Still. 

No. 45 Brook ave. (Rear.) Owned by F. W. Rider; loss, $22; in- 
surance, $300; occupied by N. P. Rider, as stable; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 



46 City Document No. 77. 

Wednesday, 31st, 6-48 P.M. Box 162. 
No. 200 London st. Owned by E. McMannus ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by C. P. Carter, as dwelling; loss, $155; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



NOVEMBER. 



Friday, 2d, 11-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 75 Endicott st. Owned by M. Doherty ; occupied by M. Doherty, as 
liquors ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 2-08 A.M. Box 216. 
Mechanics st. Owned by Henry W. Moulton ; loss, $360; insurance, 
$500; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st and 2d floors; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Sunday, 4th, 6-24 A.M. Box 153. 
No. 205 Maverick st. Owned by Wm. S. Pratt; loss, $200; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by Wm. S. Pratt, as whiting factory ; loss, $240 ; insurance, 
$10,000 ; originated on lower floor ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Monday, 5th, 9-10 A.M. Box 336. 
Mt. Bowdoin st. Owned by G. Sickles; occupied by G. Sickles, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; extended to roof; cause, defective stove- 
pipe. 

Monday, 5th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 311 Federal st. Owned byXeatherbee estate ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by H. Donnelly, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 5th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 

Cove and Beach sts. 

Remarks. — Truck loaded with cotton, set on fire by boys ; owned by Otis 
& Co., of Ware, Mass.; loss, $25; insurance, $490. 

Monday, 5th, 4-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 66 Salem st. Owned by John B. Bailey ; loss, $88 ; insurance $500 ; 
occupied by N. M. Hillson, as tinware, etc., loss $176; insurance, $4,500; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday 6th, 2-17 A.M. Box 78. 
South City yard, Albany st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $500; 
occupied by City of Boston Paving Department; loss, $50; originated in 
office; extended to roof; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 6th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 847 East Fifth st. Owned by C. Blake heirs ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. Henry Bradlee, as dwelling; insurance, $1,750; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Hudson st. Owned by Patrick Dee ; occupied by Mrs. Clark 
et als., as dwellings; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot taking fire. 

Tuesday, 6th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 Winter st. Owned by Shepard, Norwell, & Co. ; cause, overheated 
thermostat. 



Appendix. 47 



Tuesday, 6th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
Wabon st. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6-30 P. M. Still. 
Pond ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8-59 P.M. Box 163. 

No. 249 Paris st. Owned by John C. Crowley ; occupied by John 
Donovan, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown; needless 
alarm. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-07 P.M. Still. 
Boston & Maine R.R. depot. Owned by B. & M. R.R. ; occupied by 
B. & M. R,R., as depots; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric light wires. 

Wednesday, 7th, 4-21 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 Dove st. Owned by Ellen Reagan; occupied by J. Shea et als., 
as dwellings ; originated in basement; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 8th, 3-15 A.M. Box 15. 
No. 76 Fulton st. Owned by R. M. Pulsifer; occupied by Thomas 
Hussey & Co., as mattresses, etc. ; loss $20; insurance, $2,000; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 11-07 P.M. Box 38. 
No. 24 Central wharf. Owned by N. Cushing, trustee ; loss, $38 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; unoccupied; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 5-50 A.M. Still. 

Nashua and Minot sts. Owned by H. Williams; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by P. Kiernan, as saloon ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 9th, 3-3 Ik P.M. Box 162. 

No. 31 Central sq. Owned by Geo. Hargrave heirs; cause, smoke mis- 
taken for fire. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-45 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 115 Blackstone st. Owned by Weld heirs ; occupied by T. Gaffney & 
Co., as stoves, etc. ; originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition of benzine. 

Saturday, 10th, 7-50 P.M. Box 315. 
No. 47 Brook ave. Owned by C. A. McDonald; loss, $140; insurance, 
$300; occupied by A. McDonald et als., as dwellings; loss, $218; insurance, 
$200 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 11th, 0-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 696 Washington st. Owned by W. H. Hill; cause, smoke mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 12, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
Wabon st. Grass fire ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 12th, 10-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 38 Sheaee st. Owned by Edward Butler ; occupied by Geo. DeYoung 
et als., as dwellings; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



48 City Document No. 77. 



Tuesday, 13th, 8-55 A.M. Box 564. 
Western ave. Owned by Solarized Kubber Co.; loss, $153; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Solarized Rubber Co., as factory; loss, $174; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 13th, 11-18 A.M. Box 513. 
Boylston ate. Owned by Chas. Page; loss, $10; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Gilman & McLean, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 13th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Lewis st. Owned by Jesse Holbrook ; occupied by Wm. Lampie, 
as cigars, etc. ; loss, $300; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 14th, 7-31 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 4 Alden court. Owned by John Stetson & Co. ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by John Stetson & Co., as printing office; insurance, $20,000; origi- 
nated on 5th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 14th, 11-10 A.M. Box 528. 
Accidental alarm given by Fire-Alarm employe. 

Thursday, 15th, 0-52 A.M. Still. 

No. 71 Brighton st. Owned by Mrs. L. Strongborough ; occupied by Thos. 
McFarland, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Thursday, 15th, 10-38 A.M. Box 75. 
Shawmut ave. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $10; occupied by Hose 
Co. No. 5, as hose-house; originated on. 1st floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Thursday, 15th, 11-35 A.M. Box 129. 
No. 36 West seventh st. Owned by John Farley ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Mrs. J. Splaine, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $525; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 15ih, l-14h P.M. Box 571. 
Shepard st. Owned by Benj. Wood; loss, $180; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Benj. Wood, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor ; cause, supposed, 
rats and matches. 

Friday, 16th, 0-25 A.M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by Patrick Rogers ; occupied by P. Rogers et als., 
as dwellings ; originated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 1 6th, 2-14, 2-23 A. M. Box 21 7 and 248. 
B. & P. R.R. yard. Owned by B. & P. R.R. Co. ; loss, $10,000; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by B. & P. R.R. Co., as shops; loss, $8,250; in- 
surance, $8,250; originated in boiler-shop; extended to other buildings : 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 16th, 5-49 AM. Box 19. 

No. 61 Haverhill st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $900; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by G. H. Heath, as cabinets; loss, $7,250; insurance, 
$8,000; Pratt & Co., machinery; loss, $125; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Remarks. — Foreman Smith and Hoseman Groves, of Engine No. 4, 
slightly injured ; and Hoseman Hurley severely burned , Hoseman Leonard, 
of Engine No. 6, asphyxiated. 



Appendix. 49 



Friday, 16th, 10-20 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 42 Sudbury st. Owned by Johonnot heirs ; loss, $1,20?; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by E. O. & F. H. Merrill, as grocers, etc., loss, $1,025; in- 
surance, $3,500; M. Reardon, collar-maker; loss, $225; insurance, $1,000; 
John Condon, harness-maker; loss, $145; insurance, $300; originated on 3d 
floor; extended to roof; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 18th, 0-15 A. 31. Still. 
Reyes st. Cause, soot in chimney burning ; needless alarm. 

Sunday, 18th, 6-50 A. 31. Still. 
Mystic ave., Somerville. Owned by C. D. Wild; occupied by C. D. 
Wild, as coal office; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 19th, 11-16 A.M. Box 564. 

Western ave. Owned by Solarized Rubber Works ; occupied by Solar- 
ized Rubber Co., as factory; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Remarks. — G. W. Benton, superintendent, and Mr. Bouvelon, an employe, 
were severely burned in trying to extinguish the flames. 

Monday, 19th, 6-27 P.M. Box 561. 
Boston & Albany R.R. Co. Owned by B. & A. R.R. Co. ; loss, $50; 
occupied by B. & A. R.R. Co., as switch-house; cause, upsetting of stove. 

Monday, 19th, 11-30 A. 31. Still. 
Off Grove st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 0-28 P.M. Box 51. 
Pipers wharf. 

Remarks. — Schooner, "Nellie Clark," loaded with naphtha, owned by Lom- 
bard, Frye, & Co. ; loss on vessel, $1,700; insurance, $500; loss on contents, 
insurance, $500 ; cause unknown. 



Tuesday, 20th, 0-33h P.M. Box 274. 
No. 22 Cherry st. (Rear.) Owned by Thomas Conners ; loss, $10; 
occupied by Thomas Conners, as stable; loss, $3; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 21st, 3-12, 3-25, 4-29h, 4-35 A.M. Box 465. 
No. 60 Cambridge st. Owned by Stickney & Co.; loss, $5,925; insur- 
ance, $16,000; occupied by Stickney & Co., as spices, etc.; loss, $25,400; 
insurance, $48,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, friction 
of machinery. 

' Wednesday, 21st, 8 A. 31. Still. 
Washington st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Friday, 23d, 1^-441 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 15 Boavker st. Owned by S. D. Hicks; loss, $328; insurance, 
$23,000; occupied by S. D. Hicks, as coppersmith; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by J. C. Crawford, as laundry; loss, $2,300; insurance, $7,000; Boston 
Nickel Plating Co., as work-rooms; loss, $180; insurance, $1,200; Wood 
& Reynolds, as machinists ; loss, $270 ; insurance, $6,000 ; Goodnow & 
Wightman, as machinists; loss, $50; insurance, $4,500; W. C. Redfern, 
as brass-finisher; loss, $50; insurance, $3,500; Chabot & Co., as Safe 
Manufacturing Co.; loss, $112; iusurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 23d, 2-25h A.M. Box 465. 

No. 60 Cambridge st. Owned by Stickney & Co. ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, rekindling of ruins. 



50 City Document No. 77. 

Friday, 23d, 8-15 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 85 Devonshire st. Owned by Lawrence heirs ; loss, $200 ; insurance, 
$60,000; occupied by N.E. Trust Co., as banking; insurance, $10,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, electric light wires. 

Friday, 23d, 8-38 P.M. Still. 

No. 40 Pearl st. Owned by Parker heirs; loss, $87; insurance, 
$42,500; occupied by Telephone Despatch Co., as head-quarters; loss, $200 
insurance, $900 ; originated in roof ; cause, electric light wires. 

Friday, 23d, 10-35h P.M. Box 53. 
No. 33 Beach st. Owned by J. D. W. Joy; loss, $50; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by W. H. Hopkins, as periodicals; insurance, $250; originated on 
1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 24th, 10-49 P.M. Box 175. 

No. 303 Lexington st. Owned by Thos Condor; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,200 ; occupied by N.E. Pottery Co., as pottery ; insurance, $750 ; originated 
in roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 25th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Arlington st. Owned by C. J. Morrill; loss, $87; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by C. J. Morrill, as dwelling; insurance, $20,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 27th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Ferrin st. Owned by Catherine Gibbons ; occupied by John 
Kennedy, as dwelling; loss, $1; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 



Tuesday, 27th, 5-34 P.M. Box 95. 

; loss, $935 ; 

cause, 



No. 14 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Mrs. Wright; loss, $935; insur- 
ance, $35,000; unoccupied dwelling;, originated on 2d floor; 
spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 28th, 1-40 A.M. Box 142. 

No. 313 D st. Owned by M. J. Ryder; loss, $310; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by D. Coffee et als., as dwellings; loss, $30; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6-18 P.M. Box 272. 

Elm Hill ave. Owned by J. D. W. Williams estate; loss, $2,200; 
insurance, $2,200; occupied by James Brannon, as hay-sheds; loss, $75; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to entire building; cause, supposed incen- 
diary. 

Thursday, 29, 0-50, 1-10 A. 31. Box 81. 

No. 403 Colxjmbtjs ave. Owned by Mrs. Abby Taylor; loss, $22,757; 

insurance, $58,500; occupied by several families, as hotel; loss, $21,305; 

insurance, $26,325; originated in basement; extended to roof; cause un- 
known. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-17 P. 31. Still. 

No. 79 Haverhill st. Originated under sidewalk; cause, rubbish set on 
fire by cigar or match. 



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DECEMBER. 

Saturday, 1st, 0-31h P.M. Box 93. 
No. 150 West Canton st. Owned by B. F. Whittemore ; loss, $10; 
originated in yard; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Saturday, 1st, 5-04 P.M. Pox 428. 
No. 49 and 91 Medford st. Owned by Hallowell Granite Co.; occupied 
by Hallowell Granite Co., as blacksmith-shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
hot iron coming in contact with woodwork. 

Saturday, 1st, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
Poplar st. Owned by G. S. Severance ; occupied by Mr. Mitchell, as 
barn; originated on 1st floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 1st, ll-20h P.M. Box 41. 
No. 247 Washington st. Owned by H. B. Rogers; loss, $50; insurance, 
$25,000 ; occupied by A. Buckman, as tailor-shop ; loss, $25 ; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, supposed rats and matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 1-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Market st. Owned by Dr. W. H. Thorndike; loss, 25; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Meeley, as hotel ; loss, $42 ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
originated on 3d story ; cause, upsetting of lamp. 

Sunday, 2d, 9-01 A.M. Still. 
No. 26 Unity st. Owned by R. Chadbourne ; occupied by P. J. Sullivan, 

as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 8 -58k P.M. Box 56. 
No. 338 and 340 Federal st. Owned by T. W. Pratt estate ; loss, $777 ; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Simeon Werner, as clothing; loss, $400; T. 
Dwyer, as dwelling ; loss, $100 ; J. O'Connell, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 3d, 9-15 P.M. Box 69. 
No. 26,28, 30 Thayer st. Owned by E. B. Mayo; loss, $200; occupied 
by D. J. Donovan, as carpenter; loss, $1,900; insurance, $2,000; originated 
in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 3d, 4-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 25 Chester sq. Owned by A. S. Woodworth; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by H. C. Nutt, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting window curtain. 

Monday, 3d, ll-22\ P.M. Box 242. 

Cor. Rand st. and Blue Hill ave. Owned by Henry Gable ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $250; occupied by C. A. Simons, as variety store; loss, $60; in- 
surance, $600 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Bowdoin sq. Owned by Wm. Minot, trustee; in- 
surance $83,000; occupied by Mr. Andrews, as hotel; loss, $10,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated chimney. 

Tuesday, 4th, 8-llh P.M. Box 153. 
No. 197 Maverick st. Owned by W. S. Pratt; occupied by W. S. Pratt, 
as whiting factory ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated oven. 



52 City Document No. 77. 



Wednesday, 5th, 11-10 A.M. Box 87. 
Nos. 90 and 94 Lenox st. Owned by Union Carpet Lining Co. ; loss, 810; 
occupied by Union Carpet Lining Co., as factory; originated in picker- 
room; extended to roof; cause, friction of machinery. 

Friday, 7th, 4-07h, 4-27 h A.M. Box 136. 
Cor. or First and L sts. Owned by Harrison Loring; loss, $26,500; in- 
surance, $1S,000 ; occupied by H. Loring, as foundery and machine-shop ; loss, 
$9,000 ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated in foundery ; extended to entire building ; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 5-27 P.M. Still. 
No. 24 Winter st. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Friday, 7th, 8-15 P.M. Box 145. 
No. 795 East Sixth st. Owned by Harry Wolcott ; loss, $1,219 ; insurance, 
$7,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Friday, 7th, ll-9h PM. Box 53. 
No. 639 Washington st. Owned by M. Boylston heirs ; loss, $273 ; in- 
surance, $15,000 ; occupied by S. D. Eraser et als. ; loss, $328 ; insurance, 
$1,500; J. J. Ray, as gent's furnishing goods; $10,000; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 8th, 5-36, 5-49, 6-14 A.M. Box 45. 
No. 46 to 50 Federal, and 143 to 147 Congress sts. Owned by B. D. 
Boardman; loss, $28,299; insurance, $30,000; 42 and 44 Federal, J. P. 
Gilman; loss, $76; insurance, $25,000; occupied by various parties, as 
offices, etc.; loss, $64,760; insurance, $93,500; originated in basement; ex- 
tended to entire building; cause, supposed hot ashes in wooden box. 

Saturday,' 8th, 5-23 P.M. Box 149. 

National Dock, So. Boston. Cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Remarks. — Steamship " Otranto," of Wilson line of ocean steamers, took 
fire in lower hold, and damage amounting to dollars was done to the 

vessel, and dollars to cargo. 

Saturday, 8th, 8-22\ P.M. Box 353. 
River st. (Rear.) Owned by Tileston & Hollingsworth ; occupied by 
Tileston & Hollingsworth, as store-house ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 10th, 0-121 A.M. Box 9. 
No. 27 Charter st. Owned by B. F. Kingston; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by T. O'Connell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 11th, 4-35 P.M. Box 258. 
No. 1760 Tremont st. Owned by M. Cummins ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Cummins & Co., as carriages; insurance, $1,600 ; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, incendiary. 



Tuesday, 11th, 6-49 P.M. Still. 



Tuesday, 11th, U-49 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Green st. Owned by A. Brown; loss, $25; insurance, $13,000; 
occupied by J. S. Dyer, gents' furnishing goods ; insurance, $6,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting woodwork. 

Tuesday, 11th, 7-12 P.M. Box 513. 
Walnut st. Grass and hay; cause, incendiary. 



Appendix. 53 



Tuesday, 11th, 11-42 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 369 Rutherford ave. Owned by C. C. Perkins heirs; occupied by 
Kennan, French, & Co.; as morocco factory; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 12th, 3-2 6k P.M. Box 212. 
No. 7 Fellows pl. Owned by Bridget Tully ; occupied by P. Connelly, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, clothing too near stove. 

Wednesday, 12th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 31 Phillips st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 13th, 5-01 P.M. Box 13. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 13th, 9-16 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 117 Devonshire st. Owned by Simmons estate; loss, $800; insur- 
ance, §85,000; occupied by F. L. Porter, for liquors; loss, §1,400; insurance, 
$6,000; Winkley, Thorpe. & Dresser, as stationers; loss, §178; insurance, 
§15,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 13th, 9-34 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 4 Cambridge st. Owned by A. H. Allen; occupied by G. Sheppard, 
as hotel ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 14th, 2-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 767 Tremost st. Owned by Shepard Brooks ; loss, §25 ; insurance, 
§5,000; occupied by David Bennett, as dwelling; loss, §60; insurance, 
§1,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 14th, 4-54h P.M. Box 72. 
No. 6 Florence st. Owned by John May; loss, §100; insurance, §4,000; 
occupied by John May, as dwelling; loss, §50; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-llh A.M. Box 81. 
Columbus ave. Owned by Abby Taylor ; occupied by B. C. Hersey, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 15th, 11-45 P.M. Still. 

Decatur court. Owned by S. F. Jarvis ; occupied by S. F. Jarvis, as 
stable; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 16th, 8-53 A.M. Box 36. 
Nos. 70 and 72 Devonshire st. Owned by R. T. Paine; loss, §1,714; 
insurance, §15,000; occupied by G. TV. Ballou et als., as offices, etc.; loss, 
§357; insurance, §8,200 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 16th, 11-50 A. 31. Still. 
No. 215 Dorchester ave. Owned by Mary Hatch; loss, §25; occupied 
by Mary Hatch et als., as dwelling; loss, §35 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
mice and matches. 

Sunday, 16th, 4-23h P.M. Box 261. 
No. 2957 Washington st. Owned by A. A. Ranney; occupied by Mrs. 
Jones et als., as store, etc. ; loss, §10; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless 
use of matches. 



54 Citt Document Xo. 77. 



Sunday, 16th, 6 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 1 Allen st. Owned by H. H. Cooledge ; occupied by C. F. Ford 
et als., as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water 
pipes. 

Monday, 17th, 0-19 A. 31. Box 69. 
No. 23 Genesee st. Owned by Daniel Sullivan; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by John Hurley, as bar-room; loss, $1; originated in cellar; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 17th, 2-42, A.M. Box 65. 
No. 23 Genesee st. Owned by Daniel Sullivan ; loss, $1 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by John Hurley, as bar-room; originated in cellar; cause, 
incendiary. 

Tuesday, 18th, 3-29 A.M. Box 52. 
Nos. 125 and 129 Essex st. Owned by Jacob Pfaff; loss, $1,150; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by E. Doherty et als., as tailor, etc.; loss, $965; 
insurance, $4,500; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 18th, 2-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 40 Water st. Owned by Simmons estate ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$200,000; occupied by various parties, etc., as offices, etc.; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, defective fireplace. 

Wednesday, 19th, 11-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 301 Washington st. Cause, overheated Thermostat. 

Thursday, 20th, 9-48 A. 31. Box 8. 

Nos. 33 and 35 Portland st. Owned by M. H. Bailey; loss, $675; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by H. S. Polsey, as confectioner; loss, $5,750; 
insurance, $7,000; E. W. Brigham, for corn cakes; loss, $250; insurance, 
$2,000; originated in basement; cause, explosion of oil-stove. 

Thursdag, 20th, 10-36 A.M. Box 187. 
Chelsea st. Owned by Pierce & Canterbury; occupied by Pierce & 
Canterbury, as oil-works ; cause, tar-kettle set on fire by sparks from 
chimney. 

Friday, 21st, 4-38 P. 31. Box 46. 
Liberty square. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 22d, 4-38 A.M. Box 218. 
No. 3 Williams st. Owned by Gardner & May ; loss, $75 ; occupied by 
Emmons & Quinsler, for carriages; loss, $550; insurance, $4,000; J. W. 
Strieder, as box-maker; loss, $375; insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, supposed, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 2 2d, 9-24 A.M. Box 93. 
No. 161 West Brookline st. Owned by Mr. O'Neil ; occupied by Mr. 
O'Neil, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children playing with 
matches. • 

Saturday, 22d, 0-15 and 0-20 P.M. Box 571. 
Winship and Washington sts. Owned by Cambridge R.R. Co. ; loss, 
$12,000; insurance, $13,000; occupied by Cambridge R.R. Co., as stable, 
etc.; loss, $4,104; insurance, $25,700; originated on 2d floor; extended to 
adjoining buildings ; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 55 



Saturday, 22d, 0-39h PM. Box 526. 
Centre st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $50; occupied by G. E. 
Goldsmith, as milk-house; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
accidental ; overheated stove. 

Saturday, 22d, 4-12h P.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 107 and 109 Fulton st. Owned by Silas Peirce heirs ; loss, $175; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Roach & Co. et als., for furniture, etc. ; loss, 
$1,487; insurance, $11,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of 
lighted lamp. 

Sunday, 23d, 2-01 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 9 Orange court. Owned by Catherine Leonard ; occupied by Stephen 
Fallon, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-46 P.M. Box 416. 

Devens st. Owned by church society; loss, $40; insurance, $7,000 ; 

occupied by same as church; originated on altar; cause, gas-jet igniting 
evergreen. 

Sunday, 23d, 11-02 P. 31. Box 421. 

No. 30 Bow st. Owned by Eastern Railroad Co. ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John Collins et als., as dwelling; originated in cellar; 
cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 23d, 11-27 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 187 West Eighth st. Owned by Alger estate; loss, $70; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Barney Carlin, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Monday, 24th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 329 Columbus ave. Owned by Mr. Prager; loss, $35; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Mr. Prager, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 26th, 10-51 A.M. Box 139. 
Dorchester near First st. Owned by South Boston Gas-Light Co. ; 
loss, $6; occupied by South Boston Gas-Light Co., as office ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, carelessness of watchman. 

Wednesday, 26th, 2-14 P.M. Box 462. 
Nos. 330 and 332 Main st. Owned by A. H. Allen ; loss, $350 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. Newcomb et als., as dwelling; loss, $155; insur- 
ance, $700 ; originated on 4th floor No. 330 ; extended to No. 332 ; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 27th, 4-15h P.M. Box 4. 
No. 47 Beverly st. Owned by J. Wight; occupied by Boston Savern 
Wheel Co., as wheelwrights; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Friday, 28th, 4-26h P.M. Box 76. 
No. 108 Pembroke st. Owned by Mill Nowry; loss, $180; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by Mill Nowry, as dwelling; loss, $250; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 29th, 6-32 A.M. Still. 
No. 47 Dover st. Owned by Geo. White; occupied by Mrs. Delaport, 
as dwelling; originated in shed in rear; cause, hot ashes setting fire to 
wood-work. 



56 City Document No. 77. 



Saturday, 29th, 3-11 P.M. Box 241. 

Walnut ave. and Wakren st. Owned by Donald Kennedy; as public 
hall ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 29th, 9-49 P.M. Box 423. 
No. 19 Gray st. Owned by John Cronnin ; occupied by Mrs. Connell, 
as dwelling ; originated in kitchen ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 29th, 10-37 P.M. Box 168. 
Grand Junction Yard. Owned by Boston and Albany R.R. ; loss, $50; 
insurance, $50; occupied by B. & A. R.R., as engine-house; loss, $200; in- 
surance, $5,000; originated in engine-room; cause, overheated "hoisting- 
engine " furnace. 

Sunday, 30th, 6-53 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 11 Pleasant st. Owned by Fifty Associates; Loss, $150; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by I. Myers et als., as pawnbroker, etc. ; loss, $200, 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Monday, 31st, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 339 Tremont st. Owned by R. H. Eddy ; loss, $65 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by R. Gordon, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 31st 7 -Oh P.M. Box 64. 

Nos. 62 and 64 Castle st. Owned by Warren West ; unoccupied ; orig- 
inated in basement; cause, careless use of fire in building in process of 
demolition. 

Monday, 31st, 7-21, 7-26, 7-33 P.M. Boxes 454 and 461. 
Sherman sq. Owned by Osgood and Hart et als. ; loss, $3,350 ; insur- 
ance, $9,800; occupied by Osgood and Hart et als., as foundry and dwellings; 
loss, $15,090 ; insurance, $3,500 ; originated in foundry building, extended 
to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 31st, 7-51, 7-58, 8-08 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 237 Washington st. Owned by Vaughn heirs; loss, $3,800; in- 
surance, $22,000 ; No. 241 owned by S. W. and J. Bridgham, trustee ; insur- 
ance, $12,250; No. 237 occupied by several parties, as offices; No. 241 occu- 
pied by several parties, as offices; loss, $1,450; insurance, 15,000; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 



JANUARY. 

Tuesday, 1st, 0-16 A.M. Box 151. 
National Dock Wharf. Occupied by Patrick Barrey, for storage ; loss, 
$25 ; originated on wharf, in jute ; cause, rocket from steamer. 

Wednesday, 2d, 5-48 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 6 Faneuil-Hall Market. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $25; 
occupied by C. Lawrence, for produce; loss, $50; originated in basement ; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 4th, 10-55 A. 31. Still. 
No. 27 Harwich st. Owned by Mr. Whittemore; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, explosion of water-back in range. 

Friday, 4th, 7-34 and 7-42 P.M. Box 86. 
No. 780 Harrison ave. Owned by Home of Destitute Children Associa- 
tion; loss, $2,300; insurance, $50,000; occupied by Home of Destitute 
Children Association; loss, $113; insurance, $4,800; cause, supposed, chil- 
dren playing with matches. 



Appendix. 57 

Friday, 4th, 9-35 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 135 Main st. Owned by J. Tyler heirs ; loss, $25; occupied by Mrs. 
L. A. D. Stone, as millinery; loss, $575; insurance, $1,000; originated in 
rear work-room ; cause, explosion kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 4th, 10-56 P.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 138 and 140 Congress st. Owned by A. J. Morse heirs ; loss, 
$1,290; insurance, $25,000; occupied by A. J. Morse & Son et als., as 
manufactory; loss, $2,453; insurance, $36,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 4th, 11-52 P.M. Box 18. 
No. 14 Tremont row. Owned by P. C. Brooks estate; loss, $519; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by H. E. Urann & S. S. Drew, for boots, shoes 
and dry goods ; loss, $4,109; insurance, $39,000; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 9-37h and 9-40 A.M. Boz 132. 
Thomas Park and National st. Owned by Sister Simplecia; loss, 
$1,218; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Charitable Institution, Carney 
Hospital ; loss, $700 ; originated in chapel, 3d floor ; extended to 4th floor ; 
cause, lamp left on the altar. 

Saturday, 5th, 10 A.M. Still. 
No. 81 North Margin st. Owned by John Piatt ; loss, $36 ; insurance, 
$2,600; occupied by Eliza Gilman, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Saturday, 5th, 0-11 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 153 Albany st. Owned by H. Farrington; loss, $35: insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by O. S. French, P. Hefferman et als., as stable and dwelling ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 6th, 2-45 A.M. Box 12. 

Passage-way off Stillman st. Originated in barrel of rubbish ; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 Wheeler st. Owned by John C. Daly; loss, $37; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by H. Cohen and S. Wilner, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Monday, 7th, 8-35 P. 31. Still. 

No. 138 Dover st. Owned by Mr. Curtis; loss, $50; insurance, $150; 
occupied by James Collinson and Charles Atwell as junk-store and black- 
smith's shop ; loss, $200 ; originated on 2d floor, extended to roof; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 7th, 9-38 P.M. Still. 

No. 134 Richmond st. Owned by J. W. Converse; occupied by Herman 
W. Ladd, as spring-bed manufactory ; originated in basement ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion oily rags. 

Tuesday, 8th, 0-55\ P.M. Box 41. 
No. 2 Sewall place. Owned by Geo. B. Colburn ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by John Gray and others, as offices; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 8th, 7-02 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 88 Chardon st. Owned by John T. Tarbell; occupied by R. W. 
Watson et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, woman setting 
fire to bed. 



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Tuesday, 8 th, 8-43 P.M. Box 424. 
Nos. 96, 98, 100 Bunker Hill st. Owned by P. S. Briggs and John Kelley ; 
loss, $150; insurance, $5,500; occupied by Geo. H. Bailey, John Kelley 
et als., as stable and dwelling; loss, $400; originated on 1st floor, in straw, 
extended to roof and adjoining houses; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 9th, 10-0h P.M. Box 54. 
No. 92 Kneeland st. Owned by Samuel Rice; loss, $15; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Antonio Relli et als., as barber shop and dwelling; loss, 
$26 ; insurance, $500; originated in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 11th, 5-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 110 Foundry st. Owned by heirs of James Devine; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Peter J. Crowley, as liquor saloon ;'loss, $10 ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, cigar butt. 



Friday, 11th, 3-36h P.M. Box 126. 
No. 250 W. Third st. Owned by Elizabeth Sheene ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Elizabeth Sheene et als., as dwelling and store ; originated in 
soot in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney on fire. 

Friday, 11th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 44 Lowell st. Owned by Edward Riley ; loss, $42 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by P. F. Scannall et als., as dwellings ; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 12th, 0-45 A. 31. Box 36. 
No. 13 Congress st. Owned by Henry Belknap ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Robert L. Ide & Co., as bankers; loss, $25; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 12th, 1-55 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 40 Pearl st. Owned by Parker heirs ; loss, $614 ; insurance, 
$42,500; occupied by New England Telephone Co., American Bell Tele- 
phone Co., as offices; loss, $600; insurance, $83,000; originated in roof; 
cause, supposed, from electric light wires. 

Sunday, 13th, 8-42h P.M. Box 256. 
No. 23 Bickford st. Owned by D. F. Decatur; loss, $929; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Quincey A. Shaw as kindergarten school, and day 
nursery ; loss, $50 ; originated on 2d story, extended to 3d story ; cause, 
mice and matches. 

Sunday, 13th, 8-46\ A.M. Box 575. 
Western ave. Owned by John E. Wood ; loss, $80 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Pierce O'Connell as dwelling and saloon ; loss, $5 ; originated 
on 1st floor, extended to 3d floor and roof; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Monday, 14th, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 80 Beverly st. Owned by E. Torrey ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied 
by E. A. Hinkley as dining-room; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, mat taking fire from stove. 

'Monday, 14th, 12 M. Still. 
Baker st. Owned by Lydia Seaver ; insurance, $500 ; occupied by B. F. 
Pierce as dwelling; loss $25 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
children playing with fire. 



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Tuesday, 15th, 3-22 P.M. Box 74. 

No. 1483 Washington st. Owned by Hingham Institute for Saving; 
loss, $114; insurance, $7,500; occupied by C. A. Fernald as dwelling; loss, 
$50; insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, thawing out water- 
pipe. 

Tuesday, 15th, 10-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 73 Washington st. Owned by A. H. Thomas heirs; [Insurance; 
$10,000; unoccupied; originated in basement; cause, rubbish taking fire 
from some unknown cause. 

Wednesday, 16th, 8 A.M. Box 217. 
No. 173 Ruggles st. Owned by heirs of Thacher Sweat; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. Sweat and Geo. Bills, as dwelling; loss, $3; 
originated on 2d story; cause, children playing with matches. 

Thursday, 17th, 2-54 A.M. Box. 96. 

Cor. Berkeley st. and Columbus ave. Owned by L. C. Collamore ; loss, 
$1,074; insurance, $22,250; occupied by E. C. Williams and others, as 
dwelling; loss, $223; insurance, $5,000; originated in laundry-room on roof, 
extended to floor below ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — Lieut. Hibbard of Engine No. 3 had his right arm broken by 
falling hose-pipe. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-08 A.M. Box 86. 
No. 57 East Concord st. Owned by Patrick Duffy; Loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Chas. McConnell, as dwelling; originated in closet 
3d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 10 Fayette st. Owned by B. Conners ; loss $20; insurance, $8,500; 
occupied by J. H. Fuller and others, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
basement; cause, clothes-horse falling on stove. 

Thursday, 17th, 10-22\ A.M. Box 46. 
No. 120 Milk st. Owned by Thorndike heirs; loss, $183; insurance,. 
$15,000 ; occupied by Merrill Bros, as paint and oil dealers ; loss, $650;. 
insurance, $31,750; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 92 and 94 Broad st. Owned by S. M. Quincy ; loss, $8 ; insurance,. 
$4,000; occupied by Boston Nut Co., as manufactory; loss, $25; insurance,. 
$5,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed from sparks in sawdust.. 

Friday, 18th, 2-25 A.M. Still. 
Rutherford ave. Occupied by city, as dump ; originated in sugar bags ; 
cause, unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 8-29 P.M. Box 46. 
No. 96 Milk st. Owned by fifty associates ; occupied by Wright & 
Potter Printing Co., as printing offices; loss, $125; insurance, $50,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 11-58 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 159 Hanover st. Owned by Wm. F. Weld estate; loss,. $13,946; 
insurance, $12,946; occupied by Samuel Orr, Chas. A. Bassett, and others 
as hat manufactory; loss, 13,600; insurance, $20,500; cause, explosion. 



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Saturday, 19th, 0-58h P.M. Box 426. 

No. 7 Wallace Court off Winthrop st. Owned by Thomas Gaffney ; 
loss, $286; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Thomas Gaffney, as dwelling; 
loss, $100; originated on 3d floor ceiling, extended to 4th floor; cause, sup- 
posed, rats with matches. 

Sunday, 20th, 0-14 A. 31. Box 215. 
No. 970 Tremont st. Owned by James Devine ; loss, $376 ; insurance, 
$4,500 ; occupied by Mary E. Downing and others, as furnishing-goods store 
and dwellings; loss, $915; insurance, $3,500; originated in store, 1st floor; 
cause, supposed, plumbers using light to thaw water-pipes. 

Sunday, 20th, 4-14 A.M. Still. 

No. 63 South Margin st. Owned by John Piatt ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mrs. Eliza Burns, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-10h A.M. Box 35. 
No. 36 Beacon st. Owned by G. F. Fabyan ; loss, $353 ; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by G. F. Fabyan, as dwelling; loss, $147; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 20th, 11-32 A.M. Box 57. 

No. 46 Harvard st. Owned by J. M. Beebe estate ; occupied by Mrs. 
Susan Jones and others, as tenement house ; originated on 2d story; cause, 
a piece of meat taking fire. 

Monday, 21st, 9-56\ A.M. Box 425. 
No. 17 Trenton st. Owned by JI. O'Brien ; occupied by H. O'Brien, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 21st, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 43 Winter st. Owned by J. C. Ropes ; loss, $15 ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by E. E. Conant and others, as hair goods, etc. ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, carelessness of plumbers in repairing lead pipes. 

Monday, 21st, 11-25 P.M. Box 26. 

No. 78 West Cedar st. (Rear.) Owned by Cummings ; occupied by M. 
Nihon, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2d story; cause, smoking pipe 
in bed, and setting fire to same. 

Tuesday, 2 2d, 9-56 A.M. Still. 

No. 21 Foundry st. Owned by Mary Kirby ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by Mary Kirby, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; 
extended to 2d story; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 22 d, 8-06 P.M. Box 349. 

Van Winkle st. Owned by Laban Pratt; loss, $15; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by W. L. Inland, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, hot-air pipes being too close to wood-work. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-13 P. M. Still. 
No. 39 Lowell st. Owned by G. W. Williams ; occupied by J. Golden 
as liquor saloon, and club-room; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 



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Wednesday, 23d, 1-17 A.M. Box 48. 
No. 28 High st. Owned by James S. Stone; loss, $ 1,763; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by Thos. White & Co., as boot & shoe manufacturers; 
loss, $6,499; insurance, $20,500; Houghton Cooledge & Co. as boots & 
shoes; loss, $175; insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 23d, 4-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 219 Bennington st. Owned by Joseph Breckenridge ; occupied by 
A. McKenna and M. F. Reynolds, as dwelling; originated on 1st story; 
cause, kettle of fat burning. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-10, A.M. Still. 
No. 131 Court st. Owned by Welch heirs ; occupied by Mrs. M. J. 
Foster, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; originated in basement ; cause, care- 
lessness with matches. 

Thursday, 24th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 26 Lowell st. Owned by John Riley ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied 
by Peter Burns; as dwelling, originated in basement; cause, Mrs. Burns' 
clothes taking fire from hot stove. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Mary Burns' hands and arms burnt badly. 

Thursday, 24th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Davis court. Owned by Towne heirs ; occupied by Gaspro De 
Fatta, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting of lamp. 

Thursday, 24th, 5-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 60 Nashua st. Owned by John Doherty ; occupied by Eliza Downing, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday,' 24th, 7-15\ P.M. Box 21. 
No. 106 Portland st. Owned by Bowker & Torry; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by P. F. McCann, as foundry; insurance, $2,900; originated on 5th 
floor; cause, hot ashes drawn from furnace and left on floor. 

Friday, 25th, 7-OH P.M. Box 57. 
Nos. 125 and 127 Albany st. Owned by Josiah W. Brown; loss, $400; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Smith, & Lovett & others, as machine-shop; 
loss, $2,150; insurance, $11,000; originated on 4th story; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 26th, 1-51 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 27 Spring st. Owned by H. M. Fish; loss, $35; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by L. H. Rich and J. R. Nute, as dwelling; loss, $340; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, bed taking fire from stove. 

Sunday, 27th, 8 A. 31. Still. 
No. 26 Perrin st. Owned by D. C. Hodges ; occupied by D. C. Hodges, 
as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Sunday, 27th, 11-30 A.M. Still-. 
No. 29 Leverett st. occupied by W.Pierce; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, cleaning clock with benzine, the same taking 
fire from match. 

Sunday, 27th, 0-31h P-M. Box 67. 
No. 789 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire; needless alarm. 



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Sunday, 27th, 1-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 65 Bartlett st. (Rear.) Owned by Duncan Bradford; loss, $5; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by Mr. Small, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 27th, 4-59 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 25 Endicott st. Owned by Hiram Green; loss, $17; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Susan Sargent, as lodging-house; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 27th, 6-49h P.M. Box 212. 
Cor. Chester park and Hilton st. Owned by L. G. Burnham ; origi- 
nated in pile cord-wood; loss, $100; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 28th, 4-32 P.M. Box 31. 
No. 7 Arlington st. Owned by S. T. Dana; loss, $280; occupied by 
S. T. Dana, as dwelling; loss, $125; originated in basement; cause, over- 
heated furnace. 

Monday, 28th, 7-16 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 46 Rutland sq. Owned by A. J. Merrill ; occupied by A. J. Merrill ; 
as dwelling; cause, smoky furnace. 

Thursday, 31st, 4-07 P. M. Box 521. 
Botlston ave. Owned by Lawrence Norton ; occupied by Mrs. Duffey 
and others, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot taking fire in 
chimney. 

Thursday, 31st, 5-07 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 10 Barton st. Owned by P. Sheean ; loss, $10; occupied by P. 
Sheean & others, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 31st, 8-03 P.M. Box 218. 
Ruggles st. Palse alarm. 



FEBRUARY. 



Friday, 1st, 5-29 A.M. Box 87. 
No. 1821 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; loss, 395; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by Stewart & Holt, as hotel; loss, $205; insurance, 
$4,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 1st, 4-54 P. 31. Box 321. 
Savin-hill ave. Owned by Wm. P. Hunt ; loss, $860 ; insurance, $6,000 ; 
occupied by John S. Gibbons, as dwelling; loss, $725; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 1st, 7 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 12 Hanover avenue. Owned by B. Binney ; occupied by E. Harring- 
ton, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 2d, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 190 Kneeland st. Owned byM. Doherty estate; loss, $5; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by M. Doherty & Co., for liquors; insurance, $25,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, defective flue. 



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Saturday, 2d, 3-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 33 First st. Owned by C. Manny heirs ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mary Cashel, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 2d, 9-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 356 Shawmut Avenue. Owned by C. A. Fiske ; occupied by Wm. 
Barry, for provisions; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 3d, 1-30 A. M. Still. 
No. 7 Groton st. Owned by Mr. Hodgdon ; occupied by Mrs. Stearns, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of pipe. 

Sunday, 3d, 2-18 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 55 Tremont st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire at Houghton & 
Dutton's. 

Sunday, 3d, 5-48 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 21 Sawyer st. Owned by James Berry; loss $165; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Ada Martin, as dwelling; loss, §178; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 3d, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 78 Bolton st. Owned by James Hopkins ; loss, $12 ; occupied by 
M. Martin et als., as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Monday, 4th, 7-32 A.M. Box 417. 

Old Mass. State Prison. Owned by state of Massachusetts ; occupied 
by Thos. Brown, as furniture factory ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, friction 
of machinery. 

Monday, 4th, 7-38 A.M. Box 37. 
No. 68 India st. Cause, light mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Monday, 4th, 8-24 A.M. Box 65. 
No. 995 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Monday, 4th, 4-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 66 Beacon st. Owned by W. P. Buen ; occupied by R. H. Richard- 
son, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 4th, 9-41 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 70 Main st. Owned by J. W. Little, as public hall ; cause, boys in 
the hall crying fire alarmed a police officer, who gave the alarm. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-26 A.M. Box 4. 
No. 93 North Margin st. Owned by D. McLaughlin ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by Chas. Doherty, as dwelling ; loss $25 ; originated 
in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 5th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 160 Highland st. Owned by E. Dewey; loss, $30; occupied by E. 
Dewey, as hennery ; loss, $5 ; originated in hen-house ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 9-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Samoset pl. Owned by P. Gallagher; loss, $164; insurance, $900; 
occupied by L. Loudan et als., as dwelling', etc.; loss, $2,260; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective flue. 



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Tuesday, 5th, 10-05 P.M. Box 48. 
No. 158 Summer st. Owned by E. A. Cook; loss, $607; insurance; 
$25,000; occupied by Tyler, Drake, et als., as wool brokers ; loss, §259, 
insurance, $5,800 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 7th, 4-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 53 Leverett st. Owned by J. Towne heirs ; occupied by Lizzie 
Coyle, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of 
kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 7th, 5-59 P. 31. Box 219. 
No. 86 Longwood ave. Owned by C. A. King ; occupied by C. A. King, 
as brewery ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of benzine ; needless. 

Thursday, 7th, 9 P.M. Still. 
No. 81 South st. Owned by Boston associates; loss, $100; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by M. S. Cahill, for boot and shoe findings ; loss, $500 ; in- 
surance, $7,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 8th, 5-42\ P.M. Box 51. 
No. 110 High st. Owned by T. E. Proctor; occupied by B. & B. Tele- 
graph Co., as office ; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 8th, 5-58 P. 31. Box 129. 

Foundry st. Owned by Bowker & Torrey; cause, steam mistaken for 
fire ; needless. 

Saturday, 9th, 2-23 A.M. Box 565. 

Western avenue. Owned by R. Morley heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — An Engineer from Watertown with Eng. No. 1, and Chief 
Bixby, from Newton, with Eng. No. 1, of that city, responded. 

Saturday, 9th, 2-03 P. 31. Box 421. 

Chelsea and Gray sts. Owned by John B. Wilson et als. ; loss, $1,067 
insurance, $3,200; occupied by J. Blodgett et als., as stable; loss, §3,045 
insurance, $1,800; originated in stable; extended to adjoining buildings 
cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Four horses were burned to death in the stable. Lieut. John 
Grady, of H. & L. No. 1, was severely injured by being thrown from a ladder. 

Saturday, 9th, 8-52 P. 31. Box 214. 
No. 7 Clifton place. Owned by Faulkner heirs ; occupied by J. D. 
Percival, as dwelling; originated in wooden barrel; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle ; needless. 

Monday, 11th, 8-56 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 74 Beverly st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 12th, 9-32\ P. 31. Box 325. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by John Hogan ; loss, $75; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John Hogan, as saloon; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 14th, 6-3 9h P-3T. Box 37. 

No. 50 Central st. Owned by H. T. Spencer; loss, $228; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by I. Kaffenbergh, as tobacconist; loss, $4,379; insurance, 
$10,500; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 65 

Friday, loth, 11-55 A.M. Box 76. 

No. 135 West Newton st. Owned by M. E. Sibley; occupied by M. E. 
Sibley, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
receptacle. 

Friday, 15th, 8-30 P.M. Box 158. 

No. 117 Havre st. Owned by D. B. Gove; occupied by J. R. Campbell, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 15th, 9-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 9 Beacon st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; occupied by Mrs. Annable, 
as dwelling; insurance, $5,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 17th, 1-37 A.M. Box 157. 
No. 170 Border st. Owned by Geo. McQuesten; occupied by Geo. 
McQuesten, as saw-mill; cause, sparks from chimney; needless. 

Monday, 18th, 0-30\ P.M. Box 312. 
No. 776 Dorchester ave. Owned by Wm. Tufts ; loss, $250 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Wm. Cunningham, as saloon, etc.; loss, $200; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 18th, 8-17 A.M. Still. 

Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop. Automatic alarm ; overheated thermo- 
stat. 

Tuesday, 19th, l-41h P.M. Box 231. 

No. 7 Shawmtjt pl. Owned by M. Lennon ; loss, $28 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by W. O'Brien et als., as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 19th, 11-30 P.M. Box 14. 
No. 281 Commercial st. Owned by John Worcester ; loss, $240; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by M. Welch, as saloon; loss, 273; insurance, $1,050; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 11-36 A.M. Box 421. 
No. 29 City square. Owned by Mrs. Harrington ; occupied by Mrs. 
Doyle, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 20th, 6-54 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 95 Pembroke st. Owned by L. S. Winde; loss, $30; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by L. S. Winde, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 21st, 5-34 P.M. Box 96. 
No. 214 Columbus ave. Owned by L. C. Collamore; loss, $592; insur- 
ance, $22,250; occupied by L. Dow; as dwelling; originated on 5th floor; 
extended to roof; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 21st, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
Columbus ave. Owned by Abby Taylor; occupied by several families, as 
dwelling, Hotel Clifton; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion 
of oily rags. 

Thursday, 21st, 6-55 P. M. Still. 
No. 16 Camden st. Owned by P. Clancy; loss, $17; insurance, $2,500: 
occupied by Stephen Howard, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
rats and matches. 



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Friday, 22d, 0-30 A.M. Box 217. 
No. 42 Culvert st. Owned by R. T. Paine, Jr. ; loss, $509 ; insurance, 
$2,600; occupied by John Keenan, as stable; loss, $330; insurance, $2,075; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 22d, 5-48 P. 31. Box 137. 
No. 550 East Fourth st. Owned by Perkins Inst, for the Blind ; insur- 
ance, $8,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting drapery; need- 
less. 

Friday, 22d, 8-15 A. 31. Still. 

No. 678 Harrison Ave. Owned by Mr. Morse ; occupied by Mr. 
McKnights, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Friday, 22d, 4-35 P. M. Still. 

No. 46 Chestnut st. Owned by K. A. Knowlton ; occupied by K. A. 
Knowlton, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 24th, 9-30 P. 31. Still. 
Broadway. Owned by Unitarian church society ; cause, smoke mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 25th, 2-57 P. 31. Box 47. 
No. 165 High st. Owned by J. B. Billings; occupied by Billings, Clapp, 
& Co., as chemicals; cause, bursting of carboy of chemicals. 

Monday, 25th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 1138 Washington st. Owned by Henry Williams ; occupied by J. W. 
Howard, for boot-blacking; loss $50; originated in basement ; cause, explo- 
sion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday , 2 6th, 8-55 A. 3t. Still. 

No. 28 Worcester sq. Owned by C. F. Waldron ; occupied by C. F. 
Waldron, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Wednesday, 27, 6-58 P. 31. Box 45. 

No. 115 Federal st. Owned by M. L. Keith; loss, $655; insurance, 
$55,000; occupied by|Nichols, Dupee, & Co., as wool-dealers ; loss, $22,029; 
insurance, $453,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-141, 9-33\, 9-45 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 101 Merrimac st. Owned by S. Bowman; loss, $5,600; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by L. M. Ham et als., as machinists, etc. ; loss, $46,337; 
insurance, $112,500; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 4-50 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 2 Elder pl. Owned by Welch & Griffin; occupied by Duncan 
Mcintosh, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 29th, 0-20 P. 31. Still. 

National Dock. Cause, ignition of alcohol used as fuel. 

Remarks. — Tug-boat " Mattie Sargent," owned by L. G. Burnham, lying 
in above-named dock, and used for the purpose of experimenting with alcohol 
as fuel, was set on fire caused by boiler leaking; loss, $2,000. 



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MARCH. 

Saturday, 1st, 5-15 A.M. Still. 

Peabody and Binney sts. Owned by James Stevenson ; loss, $2,850 ; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by John H. Barry, as dwelling; loss, $75; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 1st, 6-53 P.M. Still. 
Green st. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 1st, 10-20 P.M. Box 82. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 3d, ll-03h A.M. Box 52. 
No. 42 Lincoln st. Owned by W. H. Harris ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by A. L. Hitchcock & Co. et als., for boots and shoes, etc. ; 
loss, $226; insurance, $16,500; originated on 5th floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Monday, 3d, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 230 Teemont st. Owned by Mrs. L. E. Phillips; loss, $88; insur 
ance, $4,000; occupied by L. E. Phillips, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 4th, 9-15 P. 31. Still. 

No. 16 Hudson st. Owned by Thos. Lane; loss, $30; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Louisa Little, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
South st. Owned by Mrs. Bradford ; occupied by Mrs. Bradford, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 5th, 8-27 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 20 Union Paek st. Owned by M. L. Adams ; loss, $360 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by M. L. Adams, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, defective grate. 

Thursday, 6th, 3-10, 3-26\ A.M. Box 12. 

No. 16 Beverly st. Owned by R. H. Eddy; loss, $825; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Howard Strop Co. et als., for razor-strops; loss, $7,737; 
insurance, $12,750; Grasse & Small, as brass-finishers; loss, $500; C. A. 
Millen, for tools, etc. ; loss, $1,200; insurance, $750; originated on 4th floor; 
extended to 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 8th, 2-26 A.M. Box 426. 

No. 16 Winthrop st. Owned by Chas. West; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Chas. West, as roofer; loss, $600, insurance, $500; 
originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Saturday, 8th, 7-19 A.M. Still. 
No. 581 Washington st. Owned by Axel Dearborn; loss, $5; occupied 
by C. P. Gleason; as billiard parlor; loss, $10; insurance, $1,800; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 8th, 3-11 P.M. Box 19. 
Nos. 21 and 23 Haverhill st. Owned by Mrs. Helen Kent; occupied by 
John T. Jackson, as wood-worker; cause, steam mistaken for fire. 



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Sunday, 9th, 8-42 A.M. Box 129. 
No. 312 Dorchester ave. Owned by Brown & Hall; loss, $380; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by Brown & Hall, as machinists ; loss, $38 ; insurance, 
$2,300; H. C. Lothrop & Co., as machinist; loss, $425; insurance, $7,500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 9th, 5-13h P.M. Box 571. 
Washington st. Owned by Wm. Warren heirs ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$20,0C0 ; occupied by Saml. Mitchell, for boots and shoes ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,100; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 11th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 1042 Tremont st. Owned by G. F. Burckhardt; loss, $1 ; occupied 
by Otto Stockling, as sheds ; originated in shed ; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Thursday, 13th, 7-13 A. 31. Box 4. 
No. 96 Beverly st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, trustee; loss, $80; insur- 
ance, $15, 000; occupied by M. Silver, as manufactory; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective smelting furnace. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-11 A.M. Box 83. 
No. 393 Northampton st. Owned by F. H. Babson ; loss, $78 ; insurance 
$5,000; occupied by Mrs. Barnum, as dwelling; loss, $612; insurance 
$2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 14th, 10- 54 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 558 Tremont st. Owned by Wm. Reed ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by E. A. Perkins, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Saturday, 15th, 6-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 1025 Washington st. Owned by Leonard Ware estate; loss, $50; 
insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Ames Piano Factory as ware-rooms ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Saturday, 15th, 5-07 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 456 to 464 Harrison ave. Owned by E. B. Mayo; loss, $250; occu- 
pied by S, Hano & Co., as bookbinder ; loss, $18,652; insurance, $18,700; 
Norton Door-Check Co., as factory; loss, $500; insurance, $7,500; John 
White, as painter ; John T. Croft, as blacksmith ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Remarks. — Wm. Andrews was rescued from the building by the depart- 
ment. He was only slightly burned. 

Sunday, 16th, 5-39, 5-48 A. 31. Box 123. 
No. 21 to 25 West First st. Owned by P. Lally ; loss, $956 ; insurance, 
$10,750; occupied by P. Lally & Co., as wheelwrights; loss, $1,500; insur- 
ance, $6,500; C. Holmes, as machinist; loss, $220; insurance, $6,000; F. 
Taft, as wood-worker; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; Pratt Manufacturing 
Co., as boot and shoe buttons; insurance, $5,500; originated in engine-room ; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 17th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 1198 Washington st. Owned by Van Nason;. occupied by Mrs. 
O'Donnell, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on awning outside ; cause, lighted 
cigar thrown from window. 



Appendix. 69 



Monday, 17th, 11-04 A.M. Box 71. 
No. 28 Milford st. Owned by John 0. Bishop ; occupied by Mrs. Riley, 
as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, grease in register ; needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 18th, 4-36 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 34 Clarendon st. Owned by Chas. Hutchins ; occupied by Mrs. 
Dennison, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot taking fire. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 169 Tremont st. Owned by Mass. Ben. Church Association; loss, $40; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by Saml. Appleton, for boots and shoes ; loss, 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Wednesday, 19th, 0-16\ A.M. Box 9. 

No. 16 Tilestonst. Owned by Thomas Connelly; loss, $135; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by P. Connelly, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mr. Patrick Howard'was rescued from the building by mem- 
bers of the department, but he died soon after being taken to the hospital. 

Friday, 21st, 8-30 A.M. Box 216. 
No. 24 Russell court. Owned by Geo. Schell ; loss, $150 ; occupied by 
Mr. Crow et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; cause, de- 
fective chimney. 

Friday, 21st, 6-20 P. M. Box 245. 
No. 34 Elmwood st. Owned by L. Lyons; loss, $25; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by T. Whoolley, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Friday, 21st, 9-52 P. 31. Box 462. 
No. 7 Frothingham ave. Owned by W. H. Park ; occupied by H. Blunt, 
as milk-stable ; originated on outside of building ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 2 2d, ll-58h P.M. Box 41. 
Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Sunday, 23d, 11-18 A.M. Box 237. 
No. 30 Millmont st. Owned by Silsbee estate; loss, $100; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by Rev. Percey Brown, as dwelling; loss, $400; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 24th, 10-08 P.M. Box 154. 
No. 129 Maverick st. Owned by James Shields; loss, $25; occupied by 
S. P. J. Grady, as victualler; loss, $25; insurance, $2,500; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 25th, 2-53 A.M. Box 217. 
No. 1088 Tremont st. Owned by Patrick Flood; loss, $130; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by Arnold Blaser, as bakery ; loss, $33 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
originated in basement ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5 A. M. Box 5. 
No: 5 Lancaster st. Owned by S. Bowman ; insurance, $22,500 ; occu- 
pied by Brush Electric Light Co., as machine-rooms; loss, $1,400; insurance, 
$63,000; M. W. Carr & Co., as jewellers; originated in basement; cause, 
back draught from furnace. 



70 City Document No. 77. 



Wednesday, 26th, 11-20 A. 31. Still. 
No. 1 Hamilton st. Owned by H. W. Mason ; occupied by Dwinnell 
& Co., for coffees and spices; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-27 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 117 Pleasant st. Owned by Mr. Emery; loss, $57; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Holmes Hill, as billiard saloon; loss, $50; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 8-16 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 34 Montgomery st. Owned by Tbos. C. Khodes ; occupied by Thos. 
C. Rhodes, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; cause, lamp ignit- 
ing window-curtain. 

Friday, 28th, 2-46 P.M. Box 4. 
Canal st. Owned by Boston and Maine Railroad ; occupied by Lord & 
Webster, as hay-sheds; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 28th, 6-40 P.M. 
Dennis st. Cause, set by boys, in rubbish on vacant land. 

Saturday, 29th, 4-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 927 Harrison ave. Owned by Thorndike, heirs ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by F. S. Church & Co., as cleansing establishment; 
loss, $200; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of naphtha gas from stove. 

Sunday, 30th, 5-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 36 Bowdoin st. Owned by T. Kelcher; insurance, $36,000; occu- 
pied by T. Kelcher, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $5,000; originated on 
5th floor; cause, chair taking fire from stove. 

Monday, 31st, 7-45 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 3 Bath st. Owned by Eifty Associates; occupied by W. J. Wilson, 
as bookbinder; originated on 3d floor; cause, carelessness, — bagging laid 
on steam-pipes. 

Monday, 31st, 11-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 54 Montgomery st. Owned by E. B. Hapgood ; loss, $34 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Mrs. Whalen, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 



APRIL. 



Tuesday, 1st, 1-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 304 West Broadway. Owned by M. Brennan heirs; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by E. Kenney et als., as dwelling; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective fireplace. 



Tuesday, 1st, 4-031 P-M. Box 46. 
No. 15 Kilby st. Owned by M. Williams heirs; loss, $70; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by J. W. Brooks, as box factory; loss, $99; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 10-23 P.M. Box 21. 
Nos. 13 and 15 Bowker st. Owned by S. D. Hicks ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$23,000 ; occupied by W. C. Redfern, as machinist ; loss, $102 ; insurance, 
$32,500 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 



Appendix. 71 

Wednesday, 2d, 11-11 A.M. Box 6. 
No. 90 Leverett st. Owned by S. P. Brooks; occupied by P. L. Salmon, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning; needless. 

Wednesday, 2d, 7-43 P. 31. Box 41. 
Nos. 10 and 12 Province Court. Owned by P. A. Garey; insurance, 
$6,400; occupied by P. A. Carey, for statuary; loss, $150; insurance, $5,500; 
originated in basement; cause, glue-pot taking fire. 

Saturday, 5th, 2-03 P. 31. Box 186. 
No. 408 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt; loss, $275; insurance, 
$300 ; occupied by Hobson & Safford, as dry-room ; loss, $725 ; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated in fire-room ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Saturday, 5th, 9-45 P. 31. Still. 
Dorchester ave. and Broadway. Owned by Choate Burnham & Son ; 
loss, $89; insurance, $1,100; occupied by C. Burnham & Son, as coal-office ; 
originated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 7th, 2-05 A. 31. Box 47. 
No. 424 Atlantic ave. Owned by David Snow ; loss, $482 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Grocers' Packing Co., as packing-room; loss, $6,250; 
insurance, $24,000; originated in basement ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 8th, 2-58 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 14 Mindorast. Owned by Bates College; loss, $95; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Mr. Fox et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on third floor; 
extended to roof; cause, supposed, sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 9th, 9-25h P.M. Box 323. 

No. 11 Ellsworth st. Owned by Bridget Brady; originated in out-build- 
ing; cause, incendiary; needless. 

Thursday, 10th, 10-45 P. 31. Box 245. 

No. 1386 to 1392 Tremont st. Owned by Samuel Little; loss, $380; in- 
surance, $5,800; occupied by E. W. Wright et als., as shoe-store, etc. ; loss, 
insurance, $8,500; originated in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 



Friday, 11th, 4-50 P. 31. Still. 
Brook pl. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 

Sunday, 13th, 9-34 P. 31. Still. 
No. 181 Dorchester ave. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $1,600; 
occupied by Thomas Neery, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on second floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 8-10 A. 31. Still. 
No. 61 Pearl st. Owned by F. F. Burns; insurance, $1,200; occupied 
by M. P. Pickering, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Monday, 14th, 10-45 A. 31. Box 451. 
No. 70 Lexington st. Owned by H. Thomford ; loss, $79 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by O. Koshman et als., as dwelling; loss, $33; insurance, 
$1,600; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

31onday, 14th, 0-29 P. 31. Box 69. 
Trot st. Owned by William Pope & Sons ; occupied by Johnson and 
O'Connor, as stable ; insurance, $500 ; originated on outside ; cause, set by 
boys. 



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Tuesday, 15th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 
Young's Hotel, Court sq. Owned by C. U. Cotting et als., trustees; 
loss, §50; insurance, $170,000; occupied by Hall & Whipple, as hotel; in- 
surance, $40,000; originated on second floor; cause, electric light wires. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-54 P.M. Box 161. 

No. 112 Marginal st. Owned by A. Mclnnes ; occupied by A. Mclnnes, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Groton st. Owned by Mrs. Dopp ; occupied by Mrs. Weldon, as 
dwelling; originated on first floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 17th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

South st. Owned by Mrs. Bradford ; occupied by Mrs. Bradford, as 
dwelling; originated on first floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 18th, 7-28 A.M. Box 4. 
No. 256 Friend st. Owned by J. Litch heirs; loss, $25; occupied by D. 
Bartly, as dwelling ; originated on first floor ; cause, explosion in stove. 

Saturday, 19th, 10-18 A.M. Box 249. 
Parker st. False alarm, given by boys. 

Saturday, 19th, 5-06 P.M. Still. 
Warren st. Owned by Warren st. Methodist Society; occupied by Meth- 
odist society, as church; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 20th, 0-12 A.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 80 and 82 State st. Owned by Pray heirs ; loss, $1,138 ; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Thomas Groom & Co. et als., as stationers, etc.; loss, 
$6,767; insurance, $41,200; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 20th, 4-29 P.M. Still. 

No. 79 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood Manufacturing Co. ; cause, acci- 
dental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-34 A.M. Box 43. 
No. 61 Temple pl. Owned by Jordan, Marsh & Co.; occupied by J. J. 
Grace, as millinery; loss, $50; insurance, $5,000; originated in basement; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 22d, 8-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Blossom st. Owned by C. Heckle ; occupied by H. Weddleton, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-54 P.M. Box 465. 
No. 17 Columbia st. Owned by John Fisher; loss, $200; insurance, 
$300 ; occupied by John Fisher, as cooper ; loss, $190 ; insurance, $200 ; origi- 
nated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 23d, 11-25 A.M. Box 231. 
No. 1003 Harrison ave. Owned by John Norton ; loss, $230 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. J. Leonard, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in 
attic ; cause unknown. 



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Thursday, 24th, 9-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 345 Princeton st. Owned by Catherine Lane; occupied by Martin 
O'Neil, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing 
with matches. 

Friday, 25th, 7-30 P.M. Box 139. 
No. 580 East Second st. Owned by J. E. Bowe ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by P. Bowe et als., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 28th, 9-5 5 £ A.M. Box 15. 
No. 104 Commercial st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; occupied by F. H. 
Kingman, for clothing; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Monday, 28th, 8-10 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 4 Bradford st. Owned by Mrs. Mott; occupied by Mrs. Stickney, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 29th, 9-45 P.M. Box 5. 
Merrimac and Causeway sts. Owned by E. Wigglesworth ; occupied by 
L. W. Pickens, as planing-mills ; loss, $6 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
ignition of sawdust on boiler. 

Tuesday, 29th, 11-35 P.M. Box 14. 
Commercial Wharf. Owned by J. Sullivan ; schooner " Alice Norwood ;" 
loss, $100; originated on deck; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 0-09 A.M. Box 213. 
No. 8 Kemble st. Owned by E. A. Williams ; loss, $100 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by G. S. Guyer, as hat factory; loss, $529; insurance, $8,250; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 487 Washington st. Owned by Blake heirs ; occupied by C. E. 
Atwood, as confectioners; loss, $14; insurance, $1,700; originated on awning 
outside ; cause, careless use of match or cigar. 

Wednesday, 30th, 3-08 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 7 Spring st. Owned by Chas. Wilson ; occupied by John McKenny, 
as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Wednesday, 30th, 9-30 P. M. Box 462. 
No. 20 Mead st. Owned by J. Hicks ; occupied by J. Hicks, as dwelling; 
originated in ash barrel ; cause, incendiary. 



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City Document No. 77. 



Fire- Alarm Telegraph. 
The force employed is as follows : — 

Sup erinten dent. 
Brown S. Flanders. 



Assistant Superintendent. 
Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam, 

James L. Crowley. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Win. H. Godfrey. 



George S. Thorn, 
Davies C. Freeman, 
John Flavell, 



Repairers. 



Jonathan M. Morris, 
Joseph W. Bird, 
Granville S. Mendell. 



Wm. H. Barker, 



David Isaacs, 



Laborers. 

Chas. Penny. 

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 
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 incapaciated 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. 



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75 



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. 



Ihere are 330 fire 


-alarm box 


es, divided 


as follows, viz : — 


Boston . 


. . . .100 


South Boston . 


. 


. 


32 


East Boston . 


. 


. 


30 


Roxbury 


. 


. 


50 


Dorchester 


, . 


, . 


47 


Charlestown . 


, . 


, . 


31 


West Roxbury 


. 


. 


23 


Brighton 


. 


. , 


16 


Chelsea . 


• 


■ 


1 



330 

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. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working Lines of Wire, about 260 miles ; 
Signal boxes in use, 330 ; Striking Machines, 52 ; Gongs, 
101 ; Tappers, 49 ; Vibrators, 19 ; Clocks : one electric watch- 
clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking signals ; 
Magneto-Electric Machine for striking bells, 1, loaned to 
Tufts College ; Relay Magnets in use, 48 ; Eighteen-Pen 
Registers, 2 ; Office Bells in use, 4 ; Telegraph Keys in use, 37 ; 
Telephones in use, 58 ; 1 switch-board ; galvanometers, 25 for 
signal batteries ; 2 portable rheotropes ; 1 chronometer ; 1 set 
telegraphic apparatus in Superintendent's house ; 1 set instru- 
ments in Assistant Superintendent's house ; 4 sets telegraphic 
apparatus in assistants' houses ; 1 repeating instrument from 
West Roxbury and one from Charlestown, not in use ; 1,031 
battery-cups in use at Central Office ; 24 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 ; 170 spare battery-cups ; 2,000 lbs. 
sulphate of copper; 700 lbs. zinc; 216 battery coppers;, 
brackets, wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bedsteads,, 
bedding, and sundry other articles. 



76 City Document No. 77. 



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. 

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., owned by city. 

Engine House, No. 30, West Roxbury, owned by city, 
weight 300 lbs. 

City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,600 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Engine House No. 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. 



Appendix. 77 

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-house, Dale street, Boston Highlands, com- 
position, 3,104 lbs., owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composi- 
tion, 3,110 lbs., owned by city. 

Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 
lbs. 

Old South Church, composition, 1,200 lbs., owned by city. 

Phillips School, cor. Pinckuey and Anderson streets, com- 
position, 900 lbs., owned by city. 

Princeton-street School-house, East Boston, composition, 
2,470 lbs., owned by city. 

Quincy School-house, Tyler street, composition, 2,941 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Rice School-house, Appleton street, composition, 3,042 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Rubber Factory, Charlestown, composition, 999 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Saratoga-street M. E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church, composition, 1,909 lbs. 

Smith-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,083 lbs., owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs., owned by city. 

Tremont-street Church, steel, 3,324 lbs. 



78 City Document No. 77. 

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, 41 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. 

Suffolk County Jail, owned by city. 

Old State House Clock, owned by city. 

St. Stephen's Church, Clark street, owned by city. 

fehawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M. E. Church, owned by city. 

Williams Market, illuminated by city. * 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city. 

South Boston. 

Bigelow School-house, owned by city. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 

Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine Church, Dorchester street, owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Washington Village, owned by city. 

East Boston. 

Central-square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall Clock, owned by city. 



Appendix. 79 

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) . 

Gharlestown. 

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 FIKE-ALAKM TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT FKOM MAY 1, 188.3, TO APRIL 30, 1884. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Totals. 


Balariei 


$1,464 60 


$1,555 75 

47 33 

10 00 

41 55 
122 00 

10 00 
24 07 

11 09 
2 19 

26S 50 
2 93 


$1,537 75 

681 08 

56 60 
2 50 

12 25 

41 61 

28 45 
19 21 
2 63 
39 00 
25 00 

77 00 


$1,625 00 
755 50 

47 52 

6 81 
5 00 

76 57 
24 78 
1 75 
20 50 
18 36 

7 00 


$1,083 00 
34 56 

14 06 

26 00 

2 06 

3 46 
3 56 

23 00 
2 93 


$1,611 50 

23 05 

9 12 

6 00 

22 00 

151 76 

2 19 
20 50 
27 93 

225 00 


$1,546 00 

67 14 
45 63 

23 12 
350 00 

7 50 

123 38 

36 65 

3 67 

2 19 
26 45 
15 43 
2 19 
2 00 
400 00 


$1,595 50 

423 53 
226 01 

6 75 

4 75 

33 63 

6 34 
8 15 
2 38 
22 00 
2 93 

12 00 


$1,552 00 
600 00 

225 07 

4 50 

3 50 

15 00 

7 59 
17 62 

24 13 
27 93 

7 50 


$1,568 50 
350 00 
311 25 
490 06 

72 96 
12 75 

7 00 

73 04 
6 12 
3 31 

23 00 
15 43 
2 18 


$1,624 00 

38 63 
385 62 

48 19 
960 00 

10 62 

7 32 

10 00 
9 64 
4 55 
2 94 

11 00 
2 93 

2 50 


$1,453 50 

387 55 
611 00 

38 48 

9 36 

61 

43 45 
475 00 
54 50 

112 16 
27 93 

301 57 




New Macbiner 




Batteries 


312 62 




Wire 






























8 40 






112 12 




6 90 












183 73 
495 00 
472 90 
119 73 
25 45 
609 74 
185 16 
5 46 
635 17 
400 00 








35 21 
24 70 

2 31 
19 50 
15 43 

1 09. 
















$1,880 71 


$2,095 41 


$2,623 08 


$2,588 79 


$1,792 63 


$2,099 05 


$2,651 35 


$2,344 57 


$2,384 84 


$2,905 60 


$3,117 99 


$3,515 11 


$30,029 13 





Special appropriation for Tower Clock, East Boston . 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1, 1883, TO APRIL 30, 1884. 



Salaries 

Repairs of Apparatus 

Repairs of Houses 

New Hose 

Repairs of Ii'-isc 

Fuel for Houses and I 

GaB 

Printing, Btati sry, etc . . . . 

Furniture, Bedding, etc. 

Small Supplies 

Horses, Purchase and Exchange - 
Hay, Graiu, and Straw . . . . 

Horse-hire, etc 

Tools, etc 

Washing 

Shoeing 

Harness and Repairs 

i tils, etc 

Hats, Badges, Buttons, etc. . . . 

Ladders and Repairs 

Hydrants, Reservoirs, 

Extra Service 

Repair-shop Tools 

New Apparatus 

Wharfage for Fire-boat ... 

Contingencies 

Water for Houses and Boat . . 



$32,628 92 
1,024 35 

64 11 

43 00 
732 75 
991 05 
55 38 
97 40 
109 96 



10 31 

216 18 
382 90 
563 05 
21 30 
39 27 



991 38 
29 80 

211 50 

49 28 

21 22 

128 03 

2, 177 60 

1,422 39 

166 S6 

60 

221 45 

280 -21 

193 32 

5 42 

23 85 



16 56 
3,150 00 

111 91 



$135,474 42 



1,135 02 

295 87 

101 

4> i 50 

445 90 

200 03 

70 11 

99 13 

263 58 

1,475 HO 

2,021 06 

5 32 

85 

226 11 

365 21 

61 50 

137 05 

189 36 



100 00 
140 90 



$33,667 38 

1,220 29 

J08 [8 

98 00 
49 14 

110 87 

601) 44 

ss [I.-, 

l,: ■ ?a 
65 4:; 
1 70 
210 61 
283 89 
224 78 
137 70 
100 35 



429 90 
2 16 
830 00 
100 00 
192 56 



1,215 80 

112 111 

87 00 

218 on 

178 45 

185 41 

199 59 

187 32 

392 13 

1,127 13 

130 00 

19 82 

227 10 

348 29 

45 50 
2 52 

51 27 



200 '.12 
7 97 



100 00 
108 45 



1,900 09 
234 24 
82 32 
11 65 
338 62 
650 00 
1,570 02 
50 70 
5 91 
233 49 
343 45 
246 57 
13 67 
391 57 



277 55 
42 47 



100 00 
110 11 



1.134 73 

139 80 

2,208 83 

76 en 

1,557 71 

701 52 

13 12 

31 72 

258 01 

715 00 

1,785 07 

85 35 

3 25 

226 86 

293 37 

83 95 

79 43 

5 75 



8 20 
1,842 47 

100 00 
174 73 



$34,225 79 
2,036 40 
198 21 
140 GO 
569 40 
137 25 
326 57 
198 36 

104 57 
925 00 
971 62 

25 98 
1 25 

219 65 
349 22 
157 03 
67 28 

26 69 



5 26 

3,412 fill 

100 CO 

706 41 



,473 50 $43,72171 $45,364 01 $44,2S9 06 $41,344 03 $42,101 71 



1,689 12 
51 01 
38 00 

726 15 
333 35 

1-17 89 

. 35 93 

312 92 

75 00 

1,574 11 

10 04 

2 08 

210 30 

350 99 

96 61 

43 32 

17 05 

59 50 

121 87 
10 10 

100 00 
131 52 



$34,034 02 

1,252 18 

190 30 

53 98 

93 70 

735 B5 

1,060 OH 

162 27 

32 40 

427 15 

220 00 

1,961 15 

223 72 

402 49 

169 37 

76 78 

7 10 



310 45 
16 33 

17.i 00 
100 00 
132 25 



?::4,4s:; 34 
1,134 23 
51 80 
137 12 
108 75 
1,063 57 
391 99 
189 35 
122 02 
162 80 

1,327 40 

15 56 
2DI> 47 
4H1 64 
164 49 
1 80 



92 32 

473 27 

334 21 
226 37 

332 45 
1-2 09 

1,580 65 
11 35 

32 50 
222 72 
413 29 
274 51 

98 22 



199 23 
43 94 
96 50 

200 00 
150 16 



1 $3,041 m. 

729 37 



70 71 
55 38 



3,329 18 
2.4"4 02 
6,612 -3 

1,510 71 
1,651 68 

93 83 
2,662 66 

4, 51 

684 46 
868 89 

4 .1 21 

4,395 32 

22:1 13 
11,162 47 
1,000 00 
2.42S 83 
1,521 US 

90,180 00 



INCOME. 

Fire Department and Fire-Alarm $1,911 43