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[Document 60 — 1885.] 



CITY, OF I; 3 BOSTON. 




/0*-> *$&€&£ Jfc^ tti.£ &$■**> ■■*■' 

TWELFTH ANNUAL KEPORT ^V ' 

OF THE 

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 

FOB THE 

YEAR ENDING APRIL, 30, 1885. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, May, 1885. 

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 Twelfth 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, 1885. 

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 G86 
men. Important changes in the organization of the force 
have taken place during the year. Engine Companies 1,9, 
12, 13, and 27 were reorganized in September as permanent 
companies, of 9 men each, and permanent captains were 
substituted for call in Engine Companies 2, 5, 11, 18, 20; 
Ladder Companies 2, 4, 5, 9, 12. In October Chief Engineer 
William A. Green assumed the duties of Fire Commissioner, 
and was succeeded by Lewis P. Webber, Assistant Engi- 



ii City Document No. 60. 

neer of District 8. Foreman Edwin H. Sawyer, of Ladder 
Co. 12, being commissioned, November 1, his successor. 

A new Hayes Extension Ladder was placed in service in 
quarters Fort Hill Square, under charge of Ladder Co. 8, 
and with the exception of District 3 the several Assistant 
Engineers have been supplied with a horse and wagon. 

The department as now organized is as follows : — 



Board of Fiee 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, 1885. 

Term expires May, 1888. 
William A. Green, for three years from May, 1884. 

Term expires May, 1887. 

Salaries, $3,000 each. 

Frederick W. Smith, Jr., Clerk. Appointed by the Fire 
Commissioners. Salary, $1,900. 



Engineers. 

Chief Engineer, Lewis P. Webber, Head-quarters, City 
Hall. 

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



John Bartlett, 
Wm. H. Cunningham, 
Wm. T. Cheswell, 
John W. Regan, 
Lewis P. Abbott, 
George C. Fernald, 
Edwin H. Sawyer, 
James Monroe, 
J. Foster Hewins, 



27. 

" " 25. 
" " 4. 
" " 26. 
<< (< 

" «•« 3. 

Hose-house 7. 

H. and L. house 4. 

Ensrine-house 18. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



Gall 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., 



A. Charles Scott. 



David L. Adarnson, 



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 . 
9 Assistant Engineers . . 
3 Assistant " call . 

1 Superintendent of Apparatus Re 

pairs .... 
1 Clerk 



1 Veterinary Surgeon 

Permanent Force 

41 Foremen 
15 Assistant Foremen 

32 Engine-men 

33 Assistant Engine-men 

42 Hose and Ladder-men 
168 " 

13 Permanent Substitutes 
1 Chief's Driver 
By an order of the City Council, permanent Hosemen and 
Laddermen receive at the rate of $1,000 per annum, for the 
first two years of service, and $3.00 per day thereafter. 



2,000 




<. i 


1,600 




a 


300 




a 


1,500 




i i 


1,300 




a 


1,200 




a 


1,100 




a 


1,320 




a 


r :e. 

e of $1,250 


per 


annum 


3.00 


per 


diem. 


1,200 


per 


annum 


1,100 




< i 


1,000 




a 


3.00 


per 


diem. 


. 720 


per 


annum 


600 




t i 



Call Force. 










12 Foremen . 


at $300 


3er 


annum 


196 Hose and Ladder men 


C ( 


225 




. t 


57 " " . 


(C 


175 




. i 


18 " " . 


it 


150 




a 


33 " " . 


i I 


100 




a 



City Document No. 60. 



Fire-Alakm Telegraph. 



1 Superintendent 

1 Assistant Superintendent 

1 Foreman of Construction 

3 Operators 

1 Repairer 

1 

1 Assistant Kep 
1 
3 

2 Laborers 
1 Battery-man 



,800 
4.75 
4.50 


per annum 
per day. 


4.00 


a 


4.00 


a 


3.75 


a 


3.25 


ct 


3.00 


a 


2.75 


a 


2.25 


t i 


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. 

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

District 4. — All that part west of District 3, and north of 
a line running through the centre of Winter 
and Park streets, and west of Beacon, to 
Arlington street, west side of Common- 
wealth avenue, to Chester park, to water. 

District 5. — All that part south of Districts 3 and 4 to 
the centre of Dover-street drawbridge, and 
a line running through the centre of Dover, 
Berkeley, Boylston,east side of Common- 
wealth avenue, to Arlington, to Boylston 
street. 

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

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



Fire Commissioners' Report. v 

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

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

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



Assignment of Districts. 

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



Engineer in Command. 



Joseph Dunbar . 
John Bartlett . . 
Wm. H. Cunningham 
Wm. T. Ches-well . 
John W. Regan . 
Lewis P. Abbott . 
George O. Feruald 
Edw. H. Sawyer . 
James Munroe . . 
J. Foster Hewins . 



Companies in District. 



5,*9, 11 

*27, 32 

8,*25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

1*26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23 

13, 14, 29 

12, 17, 21, 24. 

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



Chemical 


Hook and 


Engines. 


Ladder. 




2 




9 




8,14 


1 


1 


2 






5 




3, 13 


3,6 


11, 12 


5 


*4, 7 


4 


6,10 



1,3,4 



10, 12 
5 

*7 



* Head-quarters of District Engineer. 



Houses. 

The houses of the department are in good condition, and 
all are fitted up and furnished with a view to the comfort of 
men and horses and the ready response to alarms. Much 
expense is saved the city and good work accomplished by the 
detail of members to do the inside repairs. Extensive alter- 



vi City Document No. 60. 

ations have been made in Engine-houses 1, 9, 13, 27, occa- 
sioned by these companies being made permanent. 

A new house, for the accommodation of Ladder Co. 9 and 
Hose Co. 1, has been erected on Main street, Charlestown, 
and is being completed in accordance with plans approved 
by this Board. 

The proposed engine and ladder house to be located at the 
corner of Boylston and Hereford streets has not been com- 
menced, although plans are being made under direction of 
the city architect. 

A lot of land has been purchased by the city, upon which 
an engine-house is to be built on Saratoga street, East Bos- 
ton. Plans for the same are being prepared for approval by 
this Board. 

An appropriation of $24,000 has been made by the City 
Council for the purchase of land and erection of a new house 
for Hose Co. 4, in the Charlestown District. 

During the year a new building has been erected at the 
corner of Albany and Bristol streets for a repair-shop. The 
building is built of brick, and gives accommodation for all 
the work to be done on apparatus, hose, and harness, and 
affords room for storage of supplies, etc. A large yard 
and building adjoining on Bristol street give additional 
storage-room for lumber, etc. The building, although 
erected, has not been completed for occupancy, but will be 
so in a few weeks, giving to the department one of the best 
equipped tire department repair-shops in the country. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



vii 



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

Engine-houses. 



11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17- 

18 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

25 

26 

27 

28 

29 

30 



Dorchester street 



Cor. of and Fourth streets . 

Bristol st. and Harrison ave. . 

Bulfineh 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 av., Brighton 
District 

Mt. Vernon street, West 
Roxbury Dist 

Bunker Hill street 

Poplar st., cor. Washington, 
West Roxbury ...... 

Washington street, between 
Athenonand 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 
1,8S6 
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 



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, Lan- 
cers' Armory, and water tower 
in this building. 



Remodelled, 1870. Hook & Ladder 

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

No. 4. 
Remodelled, 1870. 



H. Sz, L. No. 6 in this building. 
Old Engine-house on this lot. 



H. & L. No. 8 and Ladder 14 in 
this building. 



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

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

Formerly occupied by Chemical 

Engine No. 7. 
Built, 1883-84. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 4. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 5. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 6. 



VIII 



City Document No. 60. 
Hose-houses. 





Location. 




No. 2 . . . 
3. . . 


Main St., Charlestown Dist. . . 


4. . . 


Bunker Hill street, cor. Tufts at. 


5 . . . 




6. . . 




7. . . 




8. . . 


North Grove street . 




9 . . . 




10. . . 


"Washington Village . 




12. . . 






Cor. Longwood and 


Brookline 













No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


1,592 


Changed to Coal Depot, 1884. 


5,230 


Armory in building. 


889 




1,346 




4,350 
3,918 


H. & L. No. 12 and Department 
Hospital in this building. 


1,804 




1,610 




3,101 


Remodelled, 1870. 


5,400 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No.3. 


3,412 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No.2. 
WardroomNo.il in this building. 



Hook and Ladder Houses. 



No. 1. 
4. 
5 

7. 



Friend street 

Dudley street , 

Fourth street , 

Meeting-house Hill 

Main street, Charlestown. . 
Washington, near Dover st. 
Harrison avenue 



Eustis street. 
Bristol street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,676 
3,923 
2,469 

2,430 
1,007 
3,755 

700 



Formerly occupied by Eng.No.12. 



Hose No. 1 in this building 



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

Occupied as a storehouse. 

Occupied as a storehouse. 



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

Land for repair-shop, corner of Albany and Bristol streets, 

8,000 feet, upon which a new repair-shop has been erected, 

and is nearly ready for occupancy. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



Apparatus and Repairs. 

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

2 Silsby steam fire-engines (second class). 

1 Hayes Patent Extension Ladder. 

1 Chemical Engine (Babcock). 

7 Hose-wagons. 

6 Engineers' wagons. 

1 Coal-wagon. 

4 Pungs. 

General repairs have been made on Engines 9, 14, 16, 21, 
28, and 31, Relief Engines F, and the Mystic, Ladder Truck 
5, Chemical Engine A, and the coal-wagon of Engine 20, 
Engines 14, 21, and the Mystic receiving new boilers. Ex- 
tensive repairs were made on Engines 14, 17, 19, 25, 26, and 
32, Ladder Truck 8, Chemical Engines 2 and 5, and wagons 
of the Chief Engineer and Hospital Surgeon, and a large 
amount of work done for hanging harnesses and fire-alarm 
telegraph. 

The cost of maintaining the repair-shop during 

the year was $30,206 64 

Less old material exchanged for new . . 758 60 



Total $29,448 04 



Distributed as follows : — 

Repair of apparatus ..... $26,662 30 
Fire-alarm telegraph, and bell and clocks . 581 74 
Engine-houses, hose and harness shop . . 1,333 52 
Tools, and small supplies, hydrants and reser- 
voirs, etc. ...... 870 48 



Total $29,448 04 



Hose and Harness. 

The cost of maintaining the hose and harness 

shop during the past year has been . . $20,494 05 

Less old material exchanged . . . 316 29 

Total . . . . . . . $20,177 76 



City Document No. 60. 



Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned for the 
year ending April 30, 1885, is as follows : — 





Purchased. 


Condemned. 


Leading Cotton 


13,550 feet. 


2,200 feet 


" Rubber 


3,550 » 


2,600 " 


' ' Leather 


. 


950 " 


Chemical Rubber 


1,000 " 


650 " 


" Cotton 


600 " 


50 " 


" Linen . 


200 " 


50 « 


Total 


18,900 feet. 


6,500 feet 


Suction . 


226 " 


94 " 



Amount of hose in use and in store-house, April 30, 
1885: — 

Rubber 

Cotton 

Leather 

Linen . 

Chemical 

Suction 

Hand . 



In Use. 


In Store. 


5,300 feet 


1,500 feet 


49,000 " 


8,550 " 


3,900 " 




600 " 




3,100 " 


1,000 " 


1,046 " 


132 " 


1,305. " 





Total 



64,251 feet 11,182 feet. 



Horses. 

The number of horses in the department April 30, 
1885, was 168. During the four winter months extra 
horses were placed in service under agreement with the 
owners that such service should be without cost to the 
city other than the care and feed, the same as is given the 
regular horses of the department. The horses have been 
free from any epidemic, and have received inspection from 
the Hospital Surgeon, who has made weekly reports to the 
Board of their condition and treatment, both in quarters or 
at the Hospital. 

Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city, May 1, was 
4,793. 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- 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xi 

genc}^. The number of hydrants added during the year is as 
follows : — 

29 Lowry, 55 Post, 28 Boston, and 67 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and the care 
and maintenance of hydrants was $90,640, or at the rate of 
$20 per hydrant. 

In all cases the Water Board have cheerfully complied 
with the requests of this Board in the establishment of 
hydrants whenever necessity required. 

Fire-Alarm Department. 

The new construction and repair work done by this depart- 
ment within the year ending April 30 is as follows : — 

No. 2 circuit, covering the South End and Back Bay, was 
completely rebuilt last summer and equipped with new fixt- 
ures and material throughout its entire route. It was 
divided into two circuits, numbered 2 and 17, with the boxes 
and other apparatus alternating in their connections so far as 
was practicable for the purpose of affording greater protec- 
tion and safety to the service. 

A third circuit — No. 18 — was projected early in the 
year, and is now nearly completed, running through and cov- 
ering a part of the city now protected by circuits 3 and 5. 
The same plan of alternation in the connection of signal-boxes 
into this circuit will be followed as was employed in the new 
South-End work. 

The four independent gong circuits, connecting the depart- 
ment houses in the city proper with head-quarters, have been 
completed, and are giving the most satisfactory results. 

Telephone service has been extended to the house of the 
foreman of construction, Chemical Engine 5, and the new 
apparatus repair shop, making 58 stations connected with 
the Fire Department. 

New seven wired 350-feet cables have been laid at the 
bridges on Dover and Federal streets. 

The bell has been removed from the old repair-shop and 
placed on the house of Engine 30. Three bells have been 
discontinued during the year. 

Eleven new fire-alarm boxes have been put up, and twenty- 
one new keyless doors substituted for the old style since the 
last report. 

The amount of stock used in doing the work herein re- 
ferred to is as follows : — 

72 miles No. 9 iron wire. 

4,820 feet kerite iron wire. 

380 pounds cotton insulated iron wire. 



xii City Document No. 60. 

12,600 feet lumber. 

6,600 glass insulators. 

5,000 insulator bolts. 

3,900 lag screws. 

700 feet 7 -wired armored cable. 

45 poles. 

Early in the spring of last year a new clock was placed on 
Lyceum Hall, in East Boston. It was illuminated by gas 
until December, but at that time arrangements were made 
with the Union Electric Light Company for electric illumi- 
nation, which has continued to give good satisfaction. Ex- 
tensive changes and improvements have been made at 
head-quarters in the arrangement of the wires. A room has 
been assigned and prepared for a head-house, and here the 
wires are so placed that the use of any one of them may be 
determined at sight, which greatly facilitates the testing of 
the inside connections. An elaborate system of lightning- 
arresters has been so arranged that any part of it can be 
readily examined or used for testing purposes. 

Some additional improvements have been introduced in 
the operating-room. The new counter has been completed, 
and it fully justifies the expectations raised by the previous 
work of Mr. Heyman. 

Experiments are now being made with an automatic test- 
ing apparatus, introduced by the Electrical Development 
and Manufacturing Company. It is a novel and ingenious 
instrument, designed to test each circuit for ground es- 
capes once in every hour of the day and night. Its action 
is entirely automatic, and it has thus far worked with perfect 
success. 

Fires. 

The loss by fire from May 1, 1884, to April 30, 1885, with 
the insurance, was as follows : — 

Loss. Insurance. 

On buildings . . $341,020 $3,381,087 
On contents . . 1,252,373 4,687,208 



$1,593,393 $8,068,295 
The average loss per fire-alarm during the year was $1,718. 
The number of fires during the year whose loss exceeded 
$20,000 each was 14, viz. : — 

May 8, 1884. Box 41. 21 and 23 Pearl street, $28,000 
29, " " 186. 406 and 410 Border street 

(E. Boston), 27,600 

June 12, " " 45. 152 and 158 Congress st., 262,000 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xiii 



June 


13, 


1884. 


Box 65. 


Lehigh and Albany sts., 


$32,036 


July 


23, 


. t 


. t 


69. 


262 and 268 Dover st., 


45,000 


Aug. 


7, 


i i 


i i 


19. 


5 to 11 Haverhill St., 


20,000 


Sept 


.25, 


a 


u 


343. 


Taylor street, " Stearns 
Mill," 


51,600 


Dec. 


28, 


i i 


a 


435. 


Medford street, " Water- 
man's Mill," 


78,000 


Jan. 


18, 


1885. 


i i 


9. 


Eastern ave.,Bay State 
Sugar Refinery, 


223,000 




29, 


a 


a 


29. 


230 to 234 Beacon st., 


23,000 


Mar. 


20, 


t i 


a 


121. 


First and Granite sts., 
Boston Machine Co., 


180,000 




21, 


a 


a 


121. 


First and Granite sts., 
Continental Sugar Re- 
finery, 


24,000 




28, 


i i 


i i 


171. 


Border st., Boston Dye- 
wood Works, 


39,000 




29, 


a 


a 


219. 


Longwood ave., "Tan- 
nery," 


92,000 



During the year there were 927 alarms, this being 134 in 
excess of the previous year, which was the largest for any 
year since the establishment of the city. The months 
of June, 1884, January and March, 1885, proved the 
most disastrous for losses, although in December and April 
there were the greatest number of alarms, 48 out of 114 in 
April being calls on the department to extinguish fires in 
brush grass, etc., which in many instances were needless. 
Statistics show that throughout the country there have been 
many disastrous fires during the year, and frequently accom- 
panied by loss of life. Happily, this city has been free from 
the latter calamity ; but, in the opinion of this Board, such 
disasters are liable to occur here unless stringent measures 
are resorted to for carrying out the provisions of Chap. 251, 
Acts of 1883, in relation to securing better provision for 
escape from hotels, boarding and lodging houses, factories, 
workshops, and similar establishments in case of fire. 

For the first time since the reorganization of the depart- 
ment in 1873 the commissioners have the sad duty of record- 
ing the death of two of its members. On the morning of 
August 13, Hoseman Joseph Pierce and Permanent Sub- 
stitute James Quigley, both of Engine Co. 4, while on the 
roof of the burning building 108 to 112 Beach street, were 
precipitated by the falling in of same into the flames. They 
died at their post of duty as became brave firemen. 

At the fire 43 India square, March 8, James W. Sweetser, 
a member of the Protective Department, was killed by the 
falling of a ladder. 



XIV 



City Document No. 60. 



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, 
1836, 
1837, 
1838, 
1839, 
1840, 
1841, 

1842, " 
1S43, 
1844, 
1845, 
1846, 

1847, " 

1848, " 
1849, 
1850, 
1851, 
1852, 

1853, " 
1854, 

1855, " 

1856, " 

1857, " 
1858, 
1859, 
I860, 
1S61, 

1862, " 

1863, " 
1864, 
1865, 



1830 
1831 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1837 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1S44 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1S52 
1S53 
1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1S62 
1S63 
1864 
1835 



110 
62 
89 
159 
130 
109 
159 
105 
96 
113 
140 
194 
232 
267 
223 
289 
270 
282 
339 
240 
333 
169 
2U5 
195 
174 
167 
164 
161 
166 
194 
172 
172 
141 
188 
131 
221 



$118,540 
23,620 
68,195 
74,613 
69,405 
107,440 
130,295 
32,118 
140,004 
77,973 
102,975 
102,118 
128,666 
164,083 
234,591 
226,338 
172,993 
222,273 
300,525 
123,660 
386,107 
492.S49 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
25S,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 
1,107,569 
367,429 
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559,749 
681,554 



$52,750 
4,320 
40,975 
25,713 
37,925 
45,970 
55,125 
20,238 
61,191 
58,632 
36,920 
44,533 
90,086 
95,252 
169,440 
155,205 
87,159 
162,085 
216,992 
76,197 
192,937 
215,315 
295,056 
106,SS0 
361,047 
287,832 
233.7S7 
316,207 
646,210 
471,853 
405,928 
806,433 
120,909 
493,369 
318,067 
474,171 



Population. 



61,392 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xv 



Recapitulation. 





Alarms. 


Losses, i Insurance. 


Population. 


" 1870, " 1870 


64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
4S3 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 
927 


$408,560 

402,115 

401,106 

437,723 

855,571 

704,329 

11,516,549 

2,680,953 

941,483 

1,228,403 

541,272 

481,354 

516,009 

403,451 

1,260,490 

1,183,818 

615,836 

814,154 

998,554 

1,593,393 


$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 

8,068,295 


250,750 


May 1, 1S74, " 1875 


342,000 




362,000 








17,699 


29,922,998 


71,296,932 









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



730 

575 

21 

134 



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damaged 



376 

107 

33 

118 



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. 



XVI 



City Document No. 60. 



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



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55 










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$402,115 
401,106 
437,723 




23,051 
24,181 


58 










493,573,700 


1869 . . . 


59 


2,453 


1,327 


602 




549,511,600 


1870 . . . 


27,457 


73 


2,670 


2,690 


460 




5S4,0S9,400 


855,571 




28,880 
29,736 


80 


2,661 
2,398 


2,811 
2,645 






612,663,550 


704,329 


1872 . . . 


70 


734 




682,724,300 


1,516,549 


1873 . . . 


30,461 


73 


1,284 


1,727 


734 




693,831,400 


2,680,953 


1874 . . . 


39,106 


72 


2,778 


2,764 


446 


21 


798,755,050 


941,483 


1875 . . . 


39,707 


74 


2,669 


3,262 


398 


27 


793,961,895 


1,228,403 


1876 . . . 


39,804 


100 


2,915 


4,274 


172 


57 


748,996,210 


541,272 


1877 . . . 


39,170 


111 


3,172 


4,476 


132 


89 


686,840,5S6 


481,354 


1878 . . . 


41,467 


120 


3,074 


4,360 


146 


80 


630,446,866 


516,009 


1879 . . . 


41,652 


88 


3,319 


4,258 


139 


114 


613,322,692 


403,451 


1880 . . . 


41,975 


75 


3,254 


4,653 


194 


136 


639,462,495 


1,260,490 


1881 . . . 


41,903 


70 


2,994 


4,622 


170 


147 


665,554,597 


1,183,818 


1882 . . . 


42,267 


68 


2,987 


4,935 


218 


152 


672,497,961 


814,154 


1883 . . . 


43,986 


76 


3,347 


5,102 


209 


153 


6S2,432,671 


998,554 


1884 . . . 


44,196 


88 


2,965 


4,970 


289 


178 


682,64S,000 


1,593,393 



*2STot including property exeraptfrom taxation at an estimated annual value of $60,000,000. 



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xxi 



Table No. 5. 

Showing the different Causes of Fires and Alarms, from 
May 1, 1884, to April 30, 1885. 



in 



stove 



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fat . 
Bonfires . 
Boiler Explosion 
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Fireworks 

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XXII 



City Document No. 60. 



Spontaneous combustion . 






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Total 



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The following deaths occurred in the force during the past 
year : — 

Deaths. 

Wm. H. Conn, Engine 27, August 10, 1884. 

Joseph Pierce, " 4, Killed " 13, 1884. 

James Quigley, " 4, " "13, 1884. 

Richard Haggerty, " 29, October 30, 1884. 

Wm. F. Booker, " 13, February 13, 1885. 

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Pensions. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chap. 107 of the Acts 
of 1880 in relation to pensioning firemen, the following pen- 
sions have been granted, viz. : — 

Mrs. Emma A. Pierce, widow of Hoseman Joseph Pierce, 
of Engine 4, killed in service August 13, 1884, the sum of 
three hundred dollai's per annum, as an annuity, to be paid 
in monthly instalments of $25 each, dating from Aug. 16, 
1884. 

Orestes L. Wood, of Engine Co. 15, permanently injured 
at fire Feb. 27, 1873, at the rate of $1.50 per day, dating 
from Nov. 16, 1885. 

Thomas F. Killion, of Ladder Co. 12, permanently injui'ed 
at fire June 17, 1882, at the rate of $1.50 per day, dating 
from Nov. 16, 1884. 

Horatio Ely, of Hose Co. 8, being by reason of old age and 
disability unable to perform his duties as an active fireman, 
and his having served more than fifteen years in the depart- 
ment, the sum of $1 per day from March 16, 1885. 



Police. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners appreciates the effi- 
ciency of the police in preserving order at fires, and keeping 
the streets clear for the better operation of this department, 
and acknowledges their vigilance and promptness in discov- 
ering and giving alarms for fire ; 194 having been given by 
the police during the past year. 



Protective Department. 

The efficiency of the Protective Department, and continued 
harmony between its members and that of the Fire Depart- 
ment at fires, are appreciated by those in charge. 



The Firemen's Relief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, in their report for the year 
ending Dec. 31, 1884, submitted a statement showing the 
receipts for the year, including $306.36 cash on hand, to be 
$16,420.40, of which $13,146.25 were the net proceeds of the 



xxviii City Document No. 60. 

ball given in its aid. Of the disbursements $7,462.25 were 
on account of relief, $600 of which were for funeral expenses 
of deceased members. $8,000 was invested in a City of 
Boston Bond. 

The amount of money invested April 30, 1885, was 
$48,000. 

HENRY W. LONGLEY, ) JP . 

JOHN E. FITZGERALD, \ n .? 
WM. A. GREEN, 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, 1884, to April 30, 1885. 



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Sleighs and Pungs. 

There are 8 sleighs and 49 pungs in use by the depart- 
ment,. — 44 for carrying hose, 2 for jobbing, 2 for Fire- 
Alarm Department, and 1 spare. 

The Engines, Hose, Hats, Axes, Ladders, Canvas 
Fire-Escapes, and all the other apparatus used by the Fire 
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, Shaving street. 

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

Supply-Wagons . 

No. 1. Kept at Engine-house No. 26 Mason street; used 
as a coal-wagon, 

No. 2. Kept at house of H. & L, 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- 
risou avenue, with 300 feet of hose. 

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

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 requked. 

Two engineers' wagons. 

At each of the above places are the needful wrenches, 
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Hydrants. 

During the year 179 hydrants have been established and 
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FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1st, 1884, TO APEIL 30th, 1885. 



MAY. 

Friday, 2d, 6-34 P. 31. Still. 
No. 87 Broad st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 2d, 7-Oh P.M. Box 6. 
No. 36 Brighton st. Owned by Margaret Kenney; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by M. Kenney, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 2d, 11-24 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 1164 Tremont st. Owned by S. S. Atwood; loss, $28; insurance, 
$800; occupied by S. S. Atwood, et als., as office, etc. ; loss, $9; insurance, 
$125; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 3d, 0-5h P.M. Box 154. 
Maverick and London sts. Owned by Archbishop Williams ; loss, $120; 
insurance, $35,000; occupied by Catholic Society, as church; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated in sacristy; cause, carelessness, ignition of 
benzine. 

Saturday, 3d, 3-13 P. 31. Box 213. 
"No. 79 Norfolk ave. Owned by D. & J. Gillen ; loss, $42; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J). & J. Gillen, as dwelling; originated on the roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 4th, 0-40 A. 31. Box 46. 

Nos. 53 and 55 Kilby st. Owned by M. Williams estate; loss, $165; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by J. A. Lowell & Co., as printers; loss, 
$1,572; insurance, $16,200 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 4th, 9-50 A. 31. Still. 
No. 223 Shawmut ave. Owned by Hunneman heirs; loss, $25; insur- 
ance $5,000; occupied by Mr. Proctor, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

3Ionday, 5th, 2-54 A. 31. Box 35. 

No. 8 Park st. (Rear.) Cause, hot ashes in barrel, rear of Union Club 
house. 

Monday, 5th, 7 P. 31. Still. 
No. 9 Kilby st. Cause, accidental automatic call. 



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Monday, 5th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 609 East Fifth st. Owned by A. Wilson; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by L. D. Harlow, as stable; loss, $60; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, carelessness, pipe in clothing. 

Tuesday, 6th, l-52h P-M. Pox 128. 
No. 9 Ellery st. Owned by Wm. Lynch; loss, $10; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by M. Foran et als., as dwelling; loss, 10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6-59 A.M. Still. 
No. 88 Charter st. Owned by M. A. Collison ; loss, $161; insurance' 
$3,000; occupied by M. A. Collison, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 108 West Third st. Owned by C. Mason ; loss, $5 ; insurance) 
$4,500; occupied by Mr. Wilson, as dwelling; loss, 3; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, kettle of fat boiling over on stove. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-36 A.M. Pox 146. 
No. 184 N st. (Rear.) Owned by L. Mclnness ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$700; occupied by L. Mclnness, as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 7th, 10-0\ A.M. Pox 417. 
State Prison Yard. Owned by State of Massachusetts; loss, $5; occu- 
pied by H. J. Carran, as sheds ; originated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-3h A. M. Pox 85. 
No. 497 Tremont st. Owned by Derby heirs; loss, $200; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by T. D. McVeay, as saloon, etc.; loss, $100; insurance, 
$12,500; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 8th, 8-54 P.M., Pox 41; 9-09 P.M., Pox 46. 
No. 21 Pearl and 138 Congress sts. Owned by Leeds heirs,- et als.; 
loss, $2,746; insurance, $80,000; occupied by various parties, as offices and 
salesrooms; loss, $20,645 ; insurance, $198,200 ; originated on 4th floor, No. 
21 Pearl st. ; extended to Congress st. ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-28 A.M. Pox 121. 
Granite st. Owned by Boston Machine Co. ; insurance, $8,763 ; occupied 
by Boston Machine Co., asfoundery ; loss, $125; insurance, $2,784; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, overheated wood-work. 

Sunday, 11th, 10-6h P.M. Pox 17. 
No. 64 Cross st. Owned by Mr. Bice ; occupied by Anna Wran, as 
dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 12th, 11-17 A.M. Still. 
Cambridge Bridge. Cause, careless smoking. 
Remarks. — Load of hay on team fired, by sparks from pipe. 

Tuesday, 13th, 0-44\ P.M. Pox 125. 
Np. 2 Earl st. Owned by A. S. Stafford; loss, $35; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by T. Foley et als., as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 



Appendix. 13 



Tuesday, 13th, 1-22 P.M. Box 524. 
Perkins st. Owned by P. Devine; occupied by P. Devine, as dwelling; 
originated in chimney ; cause, accidental-soot in chimney. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Chester sq. Owned by J. E. Stewart; loss, $30; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. E. Stewart, as dwelling ; insurance, $5,000 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 14th, 0-55 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 8 Porter st. Owned by Quincy & Co. : cause, rubbish taking fire. 

Wednesday, 14th, 9-16 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 87 Bunker Hill st. Owned by Kidder heirs : loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Henry Gordon, as dwelling, etc.; loss, $235 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Wednesday, 14th, 11-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 A st. Owned by Ellen Coffee, insurance, $1,500; occupied by 
Ellen Coffee as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 15th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Pat st. Owned by Way heirs ; loss, $25 ; occupied by M. Lyons, 
as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-40h A.M. Box 135. 
No. 558 East Eighth st. Owned by C. Coughlin ; loss, $70; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. S. Meserve, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 2-9h and 2-20 P. M. Box 417. 
Old Prison Yard. Owned by State of Massachusetts; loss, $1,000; 
occupied by T. F. Brown & Co. et als., as furniture, etc.; loss, $1,421; 
insurance, $7,416; originated in pile of shavings; extended to dry room; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday 18th, 9-25 P.M. Box 53. 
-No. 21 Knapp st. Owned by P. J. Sullivan; occupied by D. Harrigan, 
as dwelling; loss $1; originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday 18th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 38 Sawyer st. Owned by Leonard Stone ; loss, $19 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Jacobs, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in base- 
ment; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 19th, 1-51 P. 31. Box 213. 
No. 66 Norfolk ave. Owned by Jas. Morse heirs ; occupied by J. 
Morse heirs, as soap factory; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chim- 
ney. 

Monday, 19th, 5-33h P.M. Box 353. 
River st. Owned by O. C. R.R. ; occupied by O. C. R.R., as round house ; 
originated on roof ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 20th, 1-25 A.M. Box 83. 
No. 396 Northampton st. Owned by Baldwin heirs; loss, $83; insur- 
ance, $24,000; occupied as family hotel; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 



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14 City Document No. 60. 



Wednesday, 21st, 9-32\ A.M. Box 42. 
No. 22 Winter st. Owned by Wheaton "estate"; occupied by A. I. 
Maxwell, as dressmaker; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
stove. 

Wednesday, 21st, 3-10 P. M. Still. 
No. 4 Thompson st. Owned by Mr. Giles; loss, $20; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by J. A. Hern, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Wednesday, 21st, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
Remarks. — Call for assistance from Milton. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-14 P.M. Box 18. 
No. 35 Hanover st. Owned by B. Collamore; loss, $84; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by E. Sanderson, as dwelling; loss, $125; insurance, $200; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 23d, 11-43 A.M. Box 167. 
Cor. of Jeffries and Everett sts. Owned by G. H. Plummer; loss, 
$130; insurance, $750; occupied by Chas. Allen, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 1-34 P.M. Box 534. 
Canterbury st. Owned by M. J. Manning; occupied by T. F. Manning, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed careless use of pipe. 

Friday, 23d, 8-28 P.M. Box 8. 
No. (53 Pitts st. Owned by E. B. Badger; insurance, $5,000; occupied 
by E. B. Badger, as coppersmith; loss, $10 ;* insurance, $8,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 9-11 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 60 West Fifth st. Owned by J. Dunham heirs; loss, $2; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by W. R. Brazzell, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 25th, 11-25 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 38£ Harrison ave. Owned by E. Fiske; loss, $130; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Quong Wall, as laundry; loss, $50; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, overheated furnace setting fire to wood-work. 

Tuesday, 27th, 1-38 P.M. Still. 
Eowk's wharf. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in the galley of 
schooner Eagle, damage, $3. 

Thursday 29th, 8-32, 8-40 P.M. Box 186. 

No. 406 Border st., McKay's Wharf. Owned by Isaac Pratt, jr. ; loss, 
$9,725; insurance, $10,000; occupied by several firms, as carpenters, box 
makers, etc.; loss, $17,875; insurance, $18,900; originated on 1st floor; 
extended to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Chief Butler, with Assistant Engineer Floyd, and Engine No. 
1, and Hose No. 3, of Chelsea, were present and rendered very valuable 
assistance. 

Tliursday, 29th, 11-35 P. 31. Still. 
Remarks. — Call from Milton for assistance. 

Friday, 30th, 9-4h A.M. Box 263. 
No. 371 Centre st. Owned by Miss C. Mair; loss, $875; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by S. R. Pope et als., as dwelling; loss, $200; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 



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Appendix. 15 



Friday, 30th, 3 01 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 1342 Washington st. 

Remarks. — Fire in manure pile, caused by boys playing with matches ; no 
damage. 

Friday, 30th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
La Grange st. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — The fire was in ruins of old building burned about two years 
since, and no damage was done as the material was worthless. 

Saturday, 31st, 10-20 A.M. Box 419. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by Eastern R.R. Co.; loss, $300; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Eastern R.R. Co., as freight depot; loss, $1,228; insure 
ance, $300 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 31st, 11-10 A.M. Still, 
Tudor st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 



JUNE. 

Sunday, 1st, 0-20. A.M. Still. 
No. 9 Eranklin ave. Owned by C. F. Adams; occupied by J. Bowling, 
as liquors : originated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 1st, 9-30 A. M. Still. 
No. 33 Tre>iont st. Owned by G. E. Hale ; occupied by G. E. Hale, as 
cigar store; loss, $10; insurance $4,000; originated, on awning to windows ; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 2d, 7-50 A. M. Box 35. 
No. 61 Tremont st. Occupied by Jackson & Co. ; as hatters ; cause, smoky 
furnace ; needless alarm. 

Monday, 2d, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

Charles st. 

Remarks. — A wagon load of furniture owned by Mrs. Blakeney, was set on 
fire by hot coals from stove, the furniture was damaged about $50 ; the wagon 
w'as damaged $150 ; it was owned by H. L. and G. P. Page. 

Monday, 2d, 5-19 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 4 Groton st. Owned byE. A.Baxter; loss, $205; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by M. A. Howe, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $500 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 34 Coventry st. (Rear.) Owned by Jeremiah Madden ; occupied by 
Valentine Mouze, as dwelling; loss, $1; originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and 
matches. , 

Monday, 2d, 8-09 P. M. Box 129. 
O. C. R.R. Yard, Dorchester ave. Owned by Old Colony Railroad Corpo- 
ration ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by O. C. Railroad, as paint-shop ; 
insurance, $9,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Tuesday, 3d, 3-10 A.M. Box 124. 
Nos. 164 and 166 Broadway. Owned by D. Collins ; loss, $435 ; insurance 
$3,000 ; occupied by S. C. Tedford et als.,ns shoe store, etc. ; loss, $160 ; insur- 
ance, $1,200; originated on first floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



16 City Document No. 60. 



Tuesday, 3d, 3-03 P. M. Box 531. 
Morton st. Owned by City of Boston ; unoccupied stable ; originated in 
basement; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 3d, 5-20 P. M. Box 81. 
No. 39 Lawrence st. Owned by Mr. Perkins ; occupied by Mr. Perkins, 
as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 3d, 5-45 P.M. Box 531. 
Scarborough st. Owned by City of Boston, loss, $50; unoccupied; origi' 
nated on 1st floor ; extended to entire building; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 3d, 10-45 P.M. Box 419. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by F. Baldwin ; occupied by Gillett & Co. 
el als., as carriages; originated in shaving shute ; cause, sparks from fur- 
nace. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-27 A.M. Still. 
No. 9£ Milton st. Owned by Patrick Barry; loss, $80; insurance, $1,000. 
occupied by M. K. Drew, as dwelling; loss, $200; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1 0-42 P. M. Box 46. 
No. 40 Oliver st. Owned by Moses Kimball ; occupied by Geo. S. Tol- 
man & Co., as printers; loss, $37 ;_insurance, $3,275; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 3-35 A.M. Box 82. 
No. 1821 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; loss, $485; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by Stewart & Holt, as hotel; loss, $98; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 5th floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 5th 6-59 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 66 Pleasant st. Owned by F. J. Doe ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $15,000 ; 
occupied by D. McDonald, as saloon; originated in basement; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 8 P.M. Still. 
Boston & Providence Railroad Yard. 

Remarks. — Car load of lumber owned by G. F. Williams ; cause unknown : 
damage very slight. 

Friday, 6th, 3 P.M. Still. 
Cottage st. Owned by J. H. and A. Sumner; loss-, $11; insurance, 
$100; occupied by Mr. Cole, as hen-house; originated in rubbish; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 6th, 7-26 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Chester sq. Owned by C. W. Kimball; loss, $60; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by C. W. Kimball, as dwelling; loss, $31 ; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Sunday, 8th, 10-1 7k P-M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by Dorche,ster Gas Light Co. ; Occupied by 
Dorchester Gas Light Co., as storehouse; originated outside of planking; 
cause, sparks from hoisting engine. 

Sunday, 8th, 11-24 A.M. Box 163. 
No. 227 Havre st. Owned by M. McCarthy; loss, $35; insurance, $300; 
occupied by M. McCarthy, as stable ; originated in stable ; cause, children 
and matches. 






Appendix. 17 



Sunday, 8th, 4-17h P.M. Box 561. 
Bear of Brighton ave. Owned by Boston & Maine Railroad; loss, $150. 
Remarks. — Fire in oil ear of Boston & Maine Railroad ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 8th, 7-23h P.M. Box 135. 
East Fifth, near K st. Owned by Wm. T. Eaton ; loss, $10 ; occupied by 
Wm. T. Eaton, as mason's locker; originated in locker; cause, filling oil 
lamp while lighted. 

Monday, 9th, 0-44 P.M. Box 217. 
Nos. 41 and 43 Milford pl. Owned by M. Beatty, and M. D. McHowell ; 
loss, $666; insurance, $3,600; occupied by M. Beatty, and M. D. McHowell, 
as dwellings; loss, $72; insurance, $200; originated on roof of No. 43; ex- 
tended to No. 41 ; cause, supposed sparks from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 10th, 9-46 A.M. Still. 
No. 36 Bolton st. Owned by Barry Sullivan; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by W. Clements, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children 
and matches. 

Tuesday, 10th, 9-32 P.M. Box 216. 
No. 466 Parker st. Owned by O. S. Roberts; occupied by J. Bernard, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 10th 9-54 P.M. Box 69. 
No. 138 Dover st. Owned by Curtis heirs; occupied by D. Cronin, as 
junk shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-26 P.M. Still. 
No. 22 Billerica st. Owned by M. Golden ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied 
by P. Lynch et als., as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 11th, 8-39 P.M. Box 164. 
Marginal st. 
Remarks. — False alarm. 

Thursday, 12th, 1-10, 1-37 P.M. Box 45. 
"Nos. 152 to 158 Congress st. Owned by Mrs. David Nevins ; loss, - 
$10,481; insurance, $151,951; occupied by Balderston & Daggett, as rubber 
goods; loss, $251,398 ; insurance, $724,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; extended 
to roof; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Several members of the department were badly burned by an 
explosion of heated air at this fire. 

Thursday, 12th, 7-56 P. 31. Box 45. 
No. 119 Franklin st. Owned by John Ritchie ; insurance, $40,000 ; occu- 
pied by Rand & Avery, as printers; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 1-4, 1-16 A.M. Box 65. 
Lehigh and Albany sts. Owned by W. E. Gutterson et als.; loss, 
$5,745; insurance, $53,900; occupied by Bailey & Draper et als., as lumber 
storage, sheds, etc. ; loss, $26,843; insurance, $65,500; originated in No. 100 
Lehigh st. ; extended to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 3-54 A. 31. Box 6. 
No. 131 Leverett st. Owned by E. Farnsw.ortli ; occupied by J. E. 
Lynch, as bakery; loss, $25; insurance, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of fat. 



18 City Document No. 60. 

Saturday, 14th, 4-48h A. M. Box 315. 
No. 538 Dudley st. Owned by J. J. Norro ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Martin & Piper, as grocery; loss, $958; insurance, 
$4,500; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Sears pl. Owned by Nathan Fitch: occupied by Miss Simonds, as 
dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Saturday, 14th, 4-07 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 121 D st. Owned by B. Cannovan ; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
B. Cannovan, as dwelling; originated in disconnected stove ; cause, children 
and matches. 

Saturday, 14th, 4-36 P. M. Box 73. 
No. 36 Bradford st. Owned by Mr. Appleton ; loss, $147; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by Mrs. Mary Dunn, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 15th, 11 A.M. Still. 
No. 39 Park st. Owned by Barker heirs; loss, $10; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Mrs. Whitney et als., as dwelling; .originated on roof; cause, 
fire crackers. 

Sunday, 15th, 9-13 P.M. Box 571. 
Shepard st. Owned by Mary Blaney; loss, $15; insurance, $1,700; 
occupied by J. Mclnery, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 16th, 2-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 83 Dorchester ave. Owned by C. Blood; loss, $5; occupied by C. 
Blood, as stable; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Monday, 16th, 11-59 A.M. Still. 
No. 52 School st. Owned by Francis Sager; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by C. Gilbert, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 16th, 1-18 P. M. Box 436. 
No. 1 Grant cotjrt Owned by J. Kenney; loss, $800; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. Tully, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 16th, 8-55 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 108 Fulton st. Owned by Highland & Chessman; loss, $155; in- 
surance, $1,200; occupied by O. C. Blanchard, as furniture manufactory; 
loss, $500; insurance, $2,500; originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Remarks. — Owing to a collision of apparatus in responding to this fire, 
hoseman McLaughlin was injured slightly, and hoseman Stevens very 
severely, as was also a citizen named F. C. Douglass ; both hoseman were 
members of Engine No. 4. 

Monday, 16th, 10-54 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 92 Main st. Owned by F. Austin; loss, $10; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by S. G. Robinson, as furniture ; insurance, $2,500; originated on 
roof; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 16th, 11-46 P.M. Box 425. 
No. 155 Bunker Hill st. Owned by E. C. Marshall; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by E. C. Marshall, as store and dwelling; originated 
on decorations outside ; cause, fire-crackers. 



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Appendix. 19 



Tuesday, 1 7th, .10-50 A. M. Still. 
No. 23 Fruit st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 1 7th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 506 Washington st. Owned by Williams & Everett; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $27,000; occupied by E. H. Tyler, as piano rooms; insurance, 
$11,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 17th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Battertmaech st. Owned by Appleton heirs ; loss, $289 ; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by M. J. Griffin, as barber shop; loss, $400; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 17th, 6-58 P.M. Still. 
Mystic wharf. Owned by Lowell Railroad; originated on old lumber; 
cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday ,17th, 8-22 P. M. Still. 
Weeks wharf, Summer st. Owned by Edwin Weeks ; occupied by J. 
Marquand & Co., as shipwrights; originated on wharf; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1 7th, 9-23 P. M. Box 41 6. 
No. 3 Winthrop st. Owned by B. F. Allen ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. Williard, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 17th, 10-58h, P.M. Box 156. 

No. 8 New st. Owned by Atlantic Dye Wood Works ; loss, $125 ; insur- 
ance , $4,000; occupied by Atlantic Dye Wood Co., as factory; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on the wharf in wood; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Assistant Engineman Imbert, of Engine No. 11, fell from the 
wharf to a float-stage and was quite severly injured. 

Wednesday, 18th, 7-26 A.M. Still. 
No. 7 9 Decatur st. Owned by Thomas Conners ; loss, $11; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Thomas Conners, as dwelling; loss, $33; insurance, 
$500; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 18th, 10-29 A.M. Box 327. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by E. Baker; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by E. Baker, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Wednesday, 18th, 11-59 A. M. Box 7. 
No. 60 Barton st. Owned by M. Fennelley ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by M. Fennelley, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Wednesday, 18th, 8-55 P. 31. Still. 
Mystic wharf, Chelsea bridge. 
Remarks. — Fire in a pile of old lumber, cause unknown, no damage. 

Thursday, 19th, 3-32h P.M. Box 219. 
Vancouver st. Owned by Thomas Kilroy; loss, $5; insurance, $450; 
occupied by Thomas Kilroy, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, struck by 
lightning. 

Friday, 20th, 4-24 P.M. Box 6. 
Remarks. — Call for assistance from Somerville Engines Nos. 6, 10, 32, and 
Hose Co's Nos., 1 and 8, responded. 



20 City Document No. 60. 



Friday, 20th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 236^ Bunker Hill st. owned by Henry Burgess ; occupied by Benj. 
Nagle et als., as store and dwelling; originated in cellar stove; cause, burn- 
ing of rubbish. 

Saturday, 21st, 9-45h A . M. Box 323. 
No. 2137 Dorchester ave. Owned by Sabina Kelley; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Bernard Kelley, as dwelling ; originated on lsttioor ; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 21st, 1-43 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 4 Derby pl. Owned by Faulkner heirs ; occupied by H. W. Richardson, 
as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-26 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 1143 Washington st. Owned by W. "Warren; occupied by H. M. 
Temple, as hotel; originated on 2d floor; cause, bursting of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 22d, 7-35 A. M. Box 36. 
Nos. 78 and 80 Devonshire st. Owned by George Howe heirs ; loss, $124 : 
insurance, $12,500; occupied by F. H. Ward, as lunch-room; loss, $100; 
insurance $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 22d, 8-45 A.M. Still. 
Canton ave. 

Remarks. — Call for assistance from Milton. Engine No. 16, and H. & L. 
No. 6, responded. 

Sunday, 2 2d, 1 P. 31. Still. 
No. 25 Willard st. Owned by W. Maloney; loss, $5; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by E. Richardson, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defec- 
tive chimney. 

Monday, 23d, 6-43 A.M. Box 48. 
No. 624 Atlantic ave. Owned by J. R. White & Son ; occupied by J. R. 
White & Son as coal, etc. ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from hoist- 
ing engine. 

Monday, 23d, 11-12 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Cotting st. Owned by P. Smith; occupied by A. Morse, as dwell- 
ing ; originated in basement ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 23d, 3-44\ P.M. Box 38. 
No. 182 Atlantic ave. Owned by M. Brimmer; unoccupied stores, etc.; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendary. 

Monday, 23d, 7-23, P.M. Box 51. 

Nos. 479 and 481 Atlantic ave. Owned by Leonard Ware & Son; loss, 
$589; insurance, $10,000; occupied by James Cheever, as junk store; loss, 
$8,000; insurance, $10,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday 24th, 3.55 A.M. Box 31S. 
No. 778 Dudley st. Owned by J. H. Upham; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by W. E. Hopkins & Co., as grocery; loss, $200; insurance, 
$2,800; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 24th, 4-28 P.M. Box 245. 
Pynchon st. Owned by J. Roessle; occupied by J. Roessle ; loss, $675; 
insurance, $70,000 ; originated in beer casks in yard ; extended to boiler room ; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 






Appendix. 21 



Tuesday, 24th, 8-20 P.M. Box 148. 
N.Y. & N.E. Railroad yard. 

Remarks. — Fire in freight car; cause unknown ; damage, $275 ; insurance, 
$200. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-12 A.M. Box 231. 

No. 10 Plymouth court. Owned by P. Donigan ; loss, $50; occupied by 
P. Donigan, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hannah Norton, and her daughter Anna, were very severely 
injured. 

Wednesday, 25th, 10, 10-10h P.M. Box 52. 
No. 105 Summer St. Owned by Faxon Bros.; loss, $2,474; insurance, 
$73,000 ; occupied by George B. King et als., as printers, etc.; loss, $815; 
insurance, $14,400; originated in basement; extended to roof; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 25th, 11-50 P. M. Still. 
No. 20 So. Margin st. Owned by L. M. Childs ; loss, $7; unoccupied; 
cause, slacking of lime in basement. 

Thursday, 26th, 2-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 161 Emerson st. Owned by Wni. T. Eaton; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; cause unknown; shavings in yard under steps. 

Friday, 27th, 0-6 P.M. Box 95. 

No. 10 Stanhope st. Owned by G. C. Richardson; occupied by G. C. 
Richardson, as stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, boys and matches. 

Friday, 27th, 9-05 P.M. Box 2. 
No. 65 Charter st. (Rear.) Owned by N. Robbins ; occupied by Mrs. 
Crowley, as dwelling; originated on second floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 29th, 0-34 A.M. Box 48. 

Nos. 51 and 53 High st. Owned by C. Guild & Bros. ; loss, $977; insur- 
ance, $35,000; occupied by C. S. Fifield & Co. et als., as machinists, etc.; 
loss, $6,987; insurance, $88,450; originated on 4th floor; cause, sparks from 
forge. 

Remarks. — M. Murnan, of H. & L. No. 8 was severely injured by falling 
fron'i truck. 

Sunday, 29th, 6-02 A.M. Box 23. 
No. 8 Allston st. Owned by W. W. Warren; loss, $682; insurance, 
$6,500 ; occupied by H. M. Stewart, as dwelling; loss, $212; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 29th, 10-49 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 12 Eaton st. Owned by Charles Bowker ; occupied by J. W. Rand, 
as dwelling; cause, smoky stove; needless. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 622 Washington st. Occupied by A. C. Almy, as clothing; loss, 
$125; originated on awning; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 29th, 10-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 45 Third st. Owned by M. Lally ; insurance, $8,700; occupied by 
P. McNamara, as tenements; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 



22 City Document No. 60. 



Monday, 30th, 9-45 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 85 Devonshire st. Owned by .Lawrence heirs; occupied by New 
England Trust Co., as offices ; originated in basement; cause, electric light 
wires. 

Monday, 30th, 10-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 58 Foundry st. Owned by S. Goodin; loss, $5; insurance, $500; 
occupied by S. Goodin, as saloon; insurance, $-100; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 



JULY. 

Tuesday, 1st, 0-55 P.M. Box 165. 
Nos. 6 to 10 Harmony pl. Owned by S. W. Trowbridge et als. ; loss, 
$1,225; insurance, 2.500; occupied by several families, as dwellings; loss, 
$700; insurance, $900; originated in No. 9; extended to Nos. 6, 7, 8, 10; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 1st, 10-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 24(5 West Fourth st. Owned by Charles Smith; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by James Gaffney, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
explosion of oil lamp. 

Wednesday, 2d, 2-51 P. 31. Box 217. 
Ruggles st. Owned by B. & P. 11. R. ; loss, $5; insurance, $5; occupied 
by B. & P. R.R., as tool house; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Wednesday, 2d, 9-33h P.M. Box 51. 
No. 479 Atlantic ate. Owned by L. Ware; insurance, $10,000; occupied 
by J. Cheever, as junk shop; insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 3d, 2-52 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 170 Merrimag st. Owned by A. Riley ; loss, $100 ; occupied by Frank 
Hunt, loss, $200; Clark & Rademacher, as confectionery; loss, $72; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 3d, 4-10 A.M. Box 198. 
Remarks. — Call from Chelsea for aid, occasioned by the burning of the 
Revere Rubber Co's Works. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
Foss st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
Liverpool st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Thursday, 3d, 10-53 P.M. Box 253. 
Wayne st. Owned by A. Parker; loss, $1,000; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by A. Parker, as storage; loss, $125; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Thursday, 3d, 10-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 West st. Owned by W. S. Dexter; occupied by A. P. Schmidt, 
as store; loss, $60; originated on awning outside; cause, fire crackers. 

Friday, 4th, 0-15 A.M. Still. 
Mystic wharf. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 



Appendix. 23 



Friday, 4th, 1-09 A.M. Box 562. 
Brighton ave. Owned by M. Downing; cause, incendiary. 
'Remarks. — The fire was set in a building partially destroyed by fire about 
two years since and which remained in ruins, loss, ; insurance, . 

Friday, 4th, 1-56 A.M. Box 38. 

No. 37 Central wharf. Owned by Edward Bangs; loss, $1,197; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Bishop & Freeman, as storage; loss, $7,965; 
insurance, $108,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Charles Schworm, a member of Protective Co. No. 1, fell 
through the flooring and was seriously injured. 

Friday, 4th, 3-10h A.M. Box 463. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $15; shed; originated on 
1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 4th, 4-08 A.M. Box 68. 
Wareham ST. 
Remarks. — False alarm. 

Friday, 4th, 4-31 A.M. Box 39. 
No. 41 West st. Owned by Henry Mason et als., loss, $800; occupied 
by E. A. Clark et als., as stationers, etc. ; loss, $11,300; insurance, $17,000; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to No. 17 Temple place ; cause, fireworks, 
supposed. 

Friday, 4th, 11-23 A.M. Box 213. 
No. 139 Hampden st. Owned by M. Hayes heirs ; loss, $15 ; occupied by 
several families, as dwellings, etc. ; originated on the roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Friday, 4th, 11-30 A. 31. Box 345. 
Adams st. Owned by Dr. N. F. Francis; loss, $525; occupied by James 
Soden, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on outside; extended to roof ; cause, 
supposed fire crackers. 

Friday, 4th, 0-44 P.M. Box 154. 
No. 59 Maverick sq. Owned by M. Dyer; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. C. Bogue, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, fire works. 

Friday, 4th, 1-25 P.M. Box 218. 

No. 12 Taber st. Owned by C. Cary ; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 

occupied by M. Joyce et als., as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 4th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 
Starr lane. Owned by Williams estate; loss, $6; insurance, $800; 
occupied by Frank White, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Friday, 4th, 2-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 131 Third st. Owned by Thomas Kennedy; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Allen Thompson, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 
3d floor; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 4th, 4-20 P. M. Box 47. 
No. 106 Broad st. Owned by John Foster; occupied by E. and J. S 
Bent, as oils, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 



24 City Document No. 60. 

Friday, 4th, 8 P.M. Still. 
Fulton st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 4th, 8-44 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 34 Dwight st. Owned by Samuel Marshall ; occupied by John 
Wood, as dwelling; originated on the roof ; cause, fireworks. Needless. 

Saturday, 5th, 3-31h P.M. Box 343. 
"Wood" st. Owned by Thos. F. Temple; loss, $810; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Thomas F. Temple, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
supposed, children and matches. 

Sunday 6th, 0-26 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 23 Edinboro st. Owned by O. B. Murray; loss, $91; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mrs. Stevens, as dwelling; loss $50; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 6th, 2-0 5h P.M. Box 4. 
Fitchburg R.R. Yard. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. ; loss, $470; insur- 
ance, $470 ; occupied by Fitchburg Corporation as freight sheds ; loss, $2,587 ; 
insurance, $1,378; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof ; cause, sponta- 
neous combustion. 

Wednesday, 9th 1-38 P.M. Box 123. 
Foundrt near Dover st. Owned by South Boston Iron Foundry Co. ; 
loss, $5,300; insurance, $5,000; occupied by South Boston Foundry Co., as 
foundry; loss, 12,000; insurance, 2,000; originated in roof of building; 
cause, explosion of hot metal flask. 

Wednesday, 9th, 1-42 P.M. Box 69. 

Foundry near Dover st. 

Remarks. — Alarm given for fire in South Boston, as above. 

Wednesday, 9th, 7-14\ P.M. Box 49. 
No. 8 Summer st. Owned by E. E. Salsbury; loss, $709; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied'by L. A. Hall & Co. et als., as jewellers, etc. ; loss $1,189 
insurance, $41,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion 
in oily rags. 

Thursday, 10th, 2-03 P. 31. Still. 
No. 4 North Market st. Owned by Lawrence heirs ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by J. Backus, as saloon; loss, $250; insurance, $2,500; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, defective boiler setting. 

Thursday, 10th, 2-56 P.M. Box 318. 
Taylor st. Owned by Geo. W. Smith; occupied by Geo. W. Smith, 
as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, boys and matches. 

Thursday, 10th, 5-30 P.M. Box 63. 
No. 168 Beacon st. Owned by R. M. Cushing; loss, $150; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by R. M. Cushing, as dwelling; insurance, $15,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 10-53 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 8 Williams court. Owned by T. Leutz; loss, $5; occupied by T. 
Leutz, as store-room ; loss, $5; originated on -1st floor; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle. 



Appendix. 25 



Friday, 11, 7-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 36 Lowell st. Owned by A. Levy; loss, $75; insurance, $3,500 
occupied by S. Basker, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $500; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Foreman Keyes, of Engine No. 6, was very severely cut in left 
hand and arm by glass. 

Saturday, 12th, 2-15 A. 31. Box 248. 
Eear No. 286 Roxbury st. Cause, spontaneous combustion of box of 
oily waste in yard of L. Prang & Co., lithographers; no damage. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-29h A.M. Box 352. 
Grant pl. Owned by H. Carter; loss, $21; insurance, $800; occupied 
by Henry Brown, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, spark from 
chimney. 

Saturday, 12th, 3-15 P. 31. Box 322. 
No. 12 Ellsworth st. Owned by J. Cullen heirs; occupied by Frank 
Sears, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed, children and 
matches. 

3Ionday 14, 0-44 P.M. Box 162. 
No. 226 Border st. Owned by John H. Weeks; insurance, $150; oc- 
cupied by John McKenna, as blacksmith ; originated on the roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

3Ionday, 14th, 7-47 P. 31. Box 421. 
No. 27 Main st. Owned by Warren Institution for Savings ; loss, $200; 
insurance $37,500; occupied by H. P. Caldwell, as crockery; loss, $234; 
insurance $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of oil stove. 

Tuesday, 15th, 9-50 A. 31. Still. 
Second st. Cause, set by boys in oil spilled on street. 

Tuesday, 15th, 2-28 P. 31. Box 68. 
No. 470 Albany st. Owned by Morse heirs : occupied by A. T. Stearns 
as lumber; originated in pile of lumber; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 16th, 4-22 P. 31. Still. 
Np. 52 E. Chester Park. Owned by J. S. Paterson ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by J. S. Paterson, as dwelling ; loss, 10; insurance, $5,000 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 10-02 P. 31. Box 253. 
West Roxbury- Park. Owned by city of Boston ; loss, $100; unoccupied 
building; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 18th, 3-05h A. 31. Box 463. 
No. 321 Rutherford ave. Owned by Perkins heirs ; occupied by French 
& Co., as morocco factory; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
pipe in clothing. 

Friday, 18th, 7-43 A. 31. Box 65. 
No. 270 Harrison ave. Owned by J. F. Noonan ; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by J. F. Noonan, as liquors; insurance, $2,000; originated in base- 
ment; cause, boys and matches. 

Friday, 18th, 2-42 P. 31. Still. 
No. 558 Washington st. 
Remarks. — Automatic alarm from Pray's carpet store. 



26 City Document No. 60. 



Saturday, 19th, 5-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 31 South st. Owned by J. E. Fish; loss, $96; insurance, $5,500; 
occupied by Eddy, Walker & Co., as machinists; loss, $150; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Sunday, 20th, 2-03 P.M. Box 56. 
Nos. 83 and 85 Cove st. Owned by Mrs. Sullivan; loss, $74; insurance, 
$6,750; occupied by C. F. and A. M. Hamburger, as junk store; loss, $147; 
insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 23d, 5-46, 5-55 A.M. Box 69. 
Nos. 262 to 280 Dover st. Owned by James M. Beebee heirs ; loss, 
$11,654; insurance, $30,000; occupied by I. & A. Blanchard et als., as shoe 
factory, etc.; loss, $32,1)06 ; insurance, $46,900; originated on 4th floor; ex- 
tended to roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 4-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Lexington pl. Owned by Geo. Abbott; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by John Gray, as dwelling; originated on door steps; 
cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 23d, 10-25\ P.M. Box 41. 
No. 12 Milk st. Owned by Old South Church Society ; loss, $902; insur- 
ance, $13,000; occupied by Eaton, Holden & Co., as importers; loss, 
$12,50U; insurance, $203, 0UO; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 2-46h P.M. Box 561. 
Brighton ave., Cottage Farm Station. Owned by Boston & Albany 
K.E. ; loss, $10; occupied by Boston & Albany R.R., as tool house; origi- 
nated on the roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-48 P.M. Box 43. 
No. 525 Washington st. Owned by J. S. Stone; loss, $160; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by J. & J. Dobson, as carpetings ; loss, $50; insurance, 
000 ; originated in basement ; cause supposed, incendiary. 



Friday, 25th, 10-30h A. 31. Box 5. 
No. 65 South Margin st. Cause, smoke from chimney, needless alarm. 

Friday, 25th, 7-26 P.M. Box 52. 
No. 91 Summer st. Owned by J. C. Haynes ; occupied by Harwood 
Manufacturing Co., a ssalesrooms ; originated in basement ; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Friday, 25th, S-03h P.M. Box 52. 
Nos. 133 and 135 Federal st. Owned by John Eevere, trustee; loss, 
$125 insurance, $25,000; occupied by Hosmer, Codding & Co., as boot and 
shoes; loss, $500; insurance, $142,000; originated in basement; cause, 
supposed, incendiary. 

Saturday, 26th, 2-16 P.M. Box 335. 
Adams st. Owned by E. Tolman's heirs; loss, $625; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by W. H. Lloyd, as dwelling; loss, $750; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-40 P.M. Box 33. 
Beacon Hill. Cause, false alarm. 

Sunday, 27th, 7-10 P.M. Box 68. 
Wareham st. Cause, false alarm. 



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Monday, 28th, 9-20 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 30 Exchange st. Owned by How estate; loss, $165; insurance, 
$11,000; occupied by H. Crawford, as book bindery; loss, $473; insurance, 
$2,300; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 28th, 10-58 P.M. Box 198. 
Remarks. — Call from Chelsea for assistance, — occasioned by burning of 
buildings of Chelsea Gas Co. et als. 

Tuesday, 29th, 7-42 P.M. Box 46. 

No. 112 Water st. Owned by Hinckley heirs ; loss, $1,128; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Chapman & Soden et als., as salesroom; loss, $4,900; 
insurance, $4,600; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 



AUGUST. 



Friday 1st, 1-56 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 1960 Washington st. Owned by E. Hobbs; occupied by John An- 
drews, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause of fire, kindling 
fire with kerosene oil. 

Remarks. — Miss Bella Fosick was badly burned by using kerosene oil to 
start a fire. 

Friday 1st, 5-53 P.M. Box 571. 
Washington st. Owned by Dana heirs ; occupied by Mr. Cochran as 
dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday 1st, 9-30 P.M Still. 
Lowland st. Owned by Hotchkiss Bros. ; occupied by Hotchkiss Bros., 
as wagons; loss, $5; insurance, $50; originated on covered wagon; cause, 
incendiary. 

Saturday 2d, 6-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 90 Court st. Owned by P. Brigham heirs ; occupied by C. L. Per- 
kins, as confectioner; loss, $5; insurance, $5,500; originated in basement; 
cause, over-heated furnace. 

Saturday 2d, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 141 and 143 Portland st. Owned by R. E. Demmon; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. Measures, as foundry; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Saturday 2d, 4-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 156 Third ST. Owned by Edward Kenney; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by J. Mitchell et als., as dwelling; loss, $1; originated in basement; 
cause, children and matches. 

Saturday 2d, 8-12h P.M. Box 13. 
No. 3 Suncourt ST. Owned by E. Denning; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by Robert Susan, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, up- 
setting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday 3d, l-33h A.M. Box 24. 
No. 1 Edmands pl. Owned by Mrs. Knowlton ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
occupied by Edward Ereeman, as dwelling; loss $10; originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 



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28 City Document No. 60. 



Thursday 4th, 10-28 A.M. Box 156. 

Kelley's Dock, Sumner st. 

Remarks. — Fire on board steamer " Hunter," caused by burning off of old 
paint ; no damage claimed. 

Tuesday 5th, 10-56h P.M. Box 514. 
Forest Hill st. Owned by Charles Thompson; loss, $7,153; insurance, 
$8,000; unoccupied; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday 6th, 4-34h A.M. Box 425. 
No. 144 Bunker Hill st. Owned by Mrs. Moran ; loss, $174; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. Moran, as dwelling; loss, $98; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday 6th, 7-59 P.M. Box 253. 
Geneva ave. Owned by Highland R.R. Co., as repair-shop; originated on 
1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday 7th, 4-02, 4.11 A. M. ' Box 19. 
Nos. 5 to 11 Haverhill st. Owned by F. G. W. May; loss, $1,100; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Davis, Sacker & Perkins, as coffee and spices; 
loss, $18,968 ; insurance, $49,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to 5th 
floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday 7th, 8-58 A.M. Box 112. 
No. 9 Swan ST. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by John Conley, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, lighting fire with 
kerosene oil. 

Thursday 7th, 6-34 P.M. Box 35. 
No. 16 Chapman pl. Owned by Loring heirs ; loss, $250 ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Gray & Stickle, as work-rooms; loss, $1,500; insurance, $1,700; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday 8th, 1-50 A.M. Box 315. 
No. 30 Cottage st. Owned by George Tyner; loss, $895; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by George Tyner, as dwelling; $276; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday 8th, 3-2 5\ A.M. Box 313: 
No. 30 Cottage st. Owned by George Tyner ; occupied by George Tyner, 
as dwelling; originated in building ; cause, rekindling of ruins. 

Friday 8th, 8-12 P.M. Box 249. 
Station st. Owned by A. J. Houghton & Co. '; loss, $25 ; occupied by 
A. J. Houghton & Co., as brewery; originated on 2d story; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Saturday 9th, 9 A.M. Still. 
No. 155 E st. Owned by J. Cavanagh; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied by Mrs. Russell, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Sunday 10th, 0-25 A.M. Box 215. 

Nos. 11 to 19 Davenport st. Owned by Home Savings Bank; loss. $500; 
Luther Farrell; loss, $30; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by several families, as 
dwellings ; loss, $25 ; M. Geisheiker et als., as dwellings ; originated on 3d floor 
No. 15 ^extended to Nos. 13 and 19; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Hannah Wheelan was found burned to death after the fire 
was extinguished. 



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Sunday 10th, 1-48 P.M. Still. 
No. 145 Harrison ave. Owned by W. W. Storer; loss, $20; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Jennie Young, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 

Sunday 10th, 9-33 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 14 Gloucester st. Owned by F. C. Welch; loss, $20; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied byF. C. Welch, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window curtain. 

Tuesday 12th, 8-35 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 1 and 2 Green's alley. Owned by L. Logan; loss, $5; insurance, 
$600; occupied by M. Connely, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Tuesday 12th, 4-40 P. M. Box 93. 
No. 577 Tremont st. Owned by Henry Bond; loss, $80; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Mrs. E. Taylor, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,400; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday 12th, 4-44 P. 31. Still. 
Ransom court. Owned by John Thomas; occupied by John Thomas, as 
dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-33 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 81 and 83 Court st. Owned by Stumcke & Goodwin; occupied by 
Stumcke & Goodwin, as hotel ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 13th, 0-52, 1-01 A.M. Box 54. 

Nos. 108 to 112 Beach st. Owned by Faxon Bros. ; loss, $7,163; insur- 
ance, $35,000 ; occupied by Potter & Watson, as shoe-slianks ; loss, $5,003 ; 
insurance, $29,500; F. H. Wheeler & Co., as lace goods; loss, 9,000; insur- 
ance, $18,000 ; Caton, Heckle, & Co., as straw and felt goods ; loss, $30,500 ; in- 
surance, $43, 250 ; Robinson & Smith, as bottles ; loss, $100 jinsurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Joseph Pierce and substitute James Quigley of Engine 
Company No. 4, were burned to death by falling with the roof into the flames. 

Thursday, 14th, 8 A.M. Still. 

No. 4 Utica st.** Owned by Mrs. E. Lyons ; loss, $15 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. M. Lynch, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 15th, 2-31 A.M. Box 49. 
Nos. 27 and 29 Summer st. Owned by H. B. Coffin, agent of J. Bigelow 
estate; loss, $577; insurance, $20,000; occupied by Bradley & Hubbard et 
als., as business rooms ; loss, $4,440 ; insurance, $42,500 ; originated on 3d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 15th, 4-31h A.M. Box 49. 
Nos. 27 and 29 Summer st. Cause, rekindling of ruins. 

Friday, 15th, 9-14 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 164 Foundry st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 16th, 7-43h P.M. Box 185. 

Brooks and Eutaw sts. Owned by Charles T. Witt; loss, $925; insur- 
ance, $2,300; occupied by Charles T. Witt, as stable; loss, $27; insurance, 
$825; originated on 1st floor; extended to adjoining sheds; cause unknown. 

Remai-lts. — C. T. Witt was very severely burned about the arms and head 
while vainly endeavoring to save three horses, which perished in the flames. 



30 City Document No. 60. 



Saturday, 16th, 11-85 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 210 Lincoln st. Owned by K. W. Shepherd; loss, $138; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by W. H. and A. F. Roberts, as grocers; loss $765; insur- 
ance, $4,500; originated in basement; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Sunday, 17th, 1-46 P. M. Box 176. 
No. 500 Bennington st. Owned by John Keeney ; loss, $28 ; insurance, 
$300; occupied by Stephen Smith; originated on roof; cause, defective chim- 
ney. 

Sunday, 17th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 

Harbor View st. 

Remarks. — Hay-stack set on fire by boys ; loss, $15. 

Sunday, 17th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 191 West Fourth st. Owned by J. J. Cliff; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. M. Harrington ; loss, $3 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion 
of oil lamp. 

Monday, 18th, 10-18 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 40 Waltham st. Owned by Mr. Grover : occupied by Vose & Sons, as 
pianos ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 18th, 11-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Fayette st. Owned by Henry Mayer; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by Mrs. J. Regan, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, building fire 
with kerosene oil. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Regan was severely burned and died soon after her re- 
moval to the hospital. 

Tuesday, 19th, 7-20 P.M. Box 16. 
Nos. 10 and 12 Blackstone st. Owned by J. D. and M. Williams ; cause, 
soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 19th, 7-48h P- M. Box 28. 
Nos. 10 and 12Blackstone st. Owned by J. D. and M. Williams; cause, 
soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 19th, 10-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 City sq. Owned by Mr. Fuller; occupied by Wm. Denvir, as 
tailor shop ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 22d, 2-18 P.M. Box 53. 
Nos. 616-to 622 Washington st. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell; occu- 
pied by E. C. Almy & Co., as clothing; loss, $20; originated on awning over 
store door; cause, careless use of lighted cigar (thrown from window). 

Friday, 22d, 5-54h P.M. Box 136. 
No. 33 K st. Owned by Francis B. Hayes; loss, $5; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Mrs. M. Mclntyre, as dwelling; loss, $15 ; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, building fire with kerosene oil. 

Friday, 22d, 6-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 141 West Second st. Owned by Mrs. Mary Cogan ; insurance, $800; 
occupied by John Flaherty, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Saturday, 23d, 4 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 King st. Owned by A. Folsom; loss, $2; insurance, $300; occu- 
pied by P. Murray, as dwelling; loss, 2; originated in basement; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 



Appendix. 31 



Saturday, 23d, 6-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Worthington ST. Owned by M. H. Cobb; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by M. H. Cobb, as dwelling; loss, $11 ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 23d, 10-07 P.M. Box 47. 
No. 116 Broad st. Owned by J. H. Hennessey; loss, $317; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. H. Hennessey, as junk store; loss, $710; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 Shaving st. Owned by J. W. & W. H. Leatherbee ; insurance, $300 ; 
occupied by L. G. Burnham & Co., as stable; insurance, $2,000 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 Knox st. Owned by Chas. Kenney; loss, $2; occupied by P. A. 
Poole, as sheds; originated on roof; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 10-27 P.M. Box 275. 
Columbia St. Owned by Alonzo Hamilton; loss, $70; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; originated onlst floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 25th, 0-42 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Pitts st. Owned by Ira Litchfield; loss, $25; occupied by P. F. 
Hayes, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $3,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 25th, 1-26 P.M. Box 182. 
No. 199 Sumner st. Owned by National Dock Co. ; occupied by Henry 
Foster, as barber shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of kerosene 
lamp. 

Monday 25th, 4-20 P. 31. Still. 
Cambridge st. Cause, set by boys in pile of rubbish. 

Monday, 25th, 6-20 P. M. Still. 
No. 172 Mkrrimac st. Cause, boys setting fire to old material. 

Monday, 25th, 8-11 P.M. Still. 
No 280 Sumner st. Owned by D. Murphy; loss, $5; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by D. Murphy, as dwelling; originated in basement ; cause, kero- 
sene lamp explosion. 

Tuesday, 26th, 8-13 P. M. Still. 
No. 56 Cabot st. Owned by L. D. Clapp ; occupied by M. J. Daley, as 
dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 28th, 11-34 A.M. Box 254. 
Pynchon ST. 

Remarks. — False alarm given by a horse-car conductor without any appar- 
ent motive save malice. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-20 P.M. Box 46. 
No. 40 Kilbt st. Owned by C. K. Cobb et als.; loss, $265; insurance, 
$8 000; occupied by T. Turton & Son et als., as iron and steel; loss, $310; 
insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



32 City Document No. 60. 



Thursday, 28th, 10-14 P. 31. Box 462. 
No. 317 Main st. Owned by Walker heirs ; occupied by John Beres, as 
bakery; cause, wood in stove oven taking fire. 

Sunday, 31st, 0-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 616 Atlantic ave. Owned by Flaherty, McLeod, Barrett & Co. ; loss 
$2 ; occupied by Flaherty & McLeod, as blacksmiths ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 31st, 7-22\ P.M. Box 41. 
No. 5 Water st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 31st, 8-38 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 43 Essex st. Owned by L. C. Shaw; loss, $542; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Mrs. M. Parker et als., as dwellings, etc. ; insurance, $4,200; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



SEPTEMBER. 



Monday, 1st, 3-41 P.M. Box 417. 
Old Prison Yard. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; occupied by Robin- 
son & Co., as boiler-room ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, sparks from boiler 
in shavings. 

Tuesday 2d, 9-36 A.M. Box 252. 
No. 4 Cedar st. Owned by S. E. D. Currier; occupied by J. L. Willis, as 
dwelling; loss $10 ^originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 2d, 2-57 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 208 Eliot st. Cause, upsetting of tar kettle on roof of building. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 

Wednesday, 3d, 10-54h A.M. Box 143. 
No. 183 West Seventh st. Owned by H. Chielberg ; loss, $147 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by H. Chielberg et als., as dwelling; loss, $135; insurance, 
$1,400; originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene oil stove taking fire. 

Wednesday. 3d, 2-24 P. 31. Box 223. 
No. 132 Parker st. Owned by Neil Toye; loss, $3; occupied by Neil 
Toye, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 3d, 7-524 P. 31. Box 347. 
Fuller st. Owned by H. S. Wheelock; loss, $1,250; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by H. S. Wheelock, as dwelling; loss, $950; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 4th, 4-2 Sh P.M. Box 37. 

No. 36 India st. Owned by Williams heirs; loss, $150; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by E. T. Cowdry & Co., as canning factory; loss, $1,333; insurance, 
$125,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of gasoline. 

Remarks. — Misses Mary Welch and Jessie Perrow were injured by jump- 
ing from the windows, and Mr. O'Brien was burned about the face and hands. 

Friday, 5th, 1-05 P. 31. Still. 
High, corner of Elm st. Owned by Trinity Methodist Society ; loss, 
$2 ; occupied by Trinity Methodist Society, as church ; cause, smoke mis- 
taken for fire. 



Appendix. 



Sunday, 7th, 0-25 P.M. Box 14. 
No. l£ Lewis st. Owned by Dr. Wing heirs; loss, $8; insurance, 

$10,000; occupied by C. K. Edwards, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
basement; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 7th, 7-55 P.M. Box 582. 
Western ave. Originated on marsh in hay stack; cause, supposed, 
incendiary; loss, $15. 

Monday, 8th, 6-47 A.M. Box 582. 
Western ave. Originated on marsh in haystack ; cause, rekindling of 
previous fire. 

Monday, 8th, 9-17 P.M. Box 546. 
Oak ave. Owned by C. W. Earnshaw; loss, $22; insurance, $3,300; 
occupied by C. W. Earnshaw, as dwelling; originated on outside; cause, 
supposed, spontaneous combustion in rubbish. 

Tuesday, 9th, 5-40 A. 31. Still. 
No. 6 Morton st. Owned by Jacob Kesselman; occupied by Jacob 
Kesselman, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; cause, building 
fire with kerosene. 

Tuesday, 9th, 8-20 A. M. Still. 
No. 4 Fay st. Owned by Mr. Brackett; loss, $20; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Green, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

Ferdinand st. Owned by city of Boston; cause, sparks from locomotive. 
Remarks. — Fire originated on the bridge, over the B. & A. R.R. track; 
trifling damage. 

Wednesday, 10th, 3-55 P.M. Box 568. 
Washington st. Owned by G. A. Fuller; loss, $5; insurance, $500; 
occupied by W. J. McGuire, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Wednesday, 10th, 4-18 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 128 Gold st. Owned by Asa Mitchell; occupied by Thos. Connelly, 
as a dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, lighting fire with kerosene oil. 

Remarks. — Miss Kate Connelly was fatally burned, and V. Sneider was 
severely burned while trying to extinguish the flames in her clothing. 

Wednesday, 10th, 7-49 P. M. Box 21. 
No. 30 Chardon st. Owned by J. Zane; loss, $628; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by A. B. Winship, as stable ; loss, $375; insurance, $500; originated 
on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 8-47 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 25 Winsor st. Owned by Hall & Curtis ; occupied by B. F. Davis, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, lamp igniting mosquito netting. 

Wednesday, 10th, 9-25 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 8 Province court. Owned by Mary E. Lincoln; loss, $115; insur- 
ance. $5,000; occupied by Conrad Egge, as die sinker; loss, $91 ; insurance, 
$1,050; occupied by J. Cahill, as jeweller; loss, $75; occupied by E. Whitten 
et als., as silver-smith, etc.; loss, $50; insurance, $1,700; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, sparks from furnace. 



34 City Document No. 60. 



Thursday, 11th, 3-27 A.M. Box 73. 
No. 1340 Washington st. Owned by H. H. Hunt; loss, $369; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Hong Choing et als., as laundry, etc. ; loss, $121 ; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by J. Demerritt, as dwelling; loss, $96; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 12th, 9-57i P. 31. Box 137. 
No. 621 East Broadway. Owned by James McMahon ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by John Guild, as bake-house and dwelling; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Sunday, 14th, 7-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 19 Jenkins st. Owned by A. E. Scott; unoccupied stable; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 14th, 7-35 P. 31. Box 231. 

Nawn pl. Owned by Owen Nawn ; occupied by John W. Lavey, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Helen Leonard dropped a lighted match in some kerosene 
oil which ignited her clothing and burned her very severely. 

Monday, 15th, 8-50 A. 31. Still. 
Allston st. Owned by J. W. Hollis ; loss, $50; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by Mr. Buckner, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

3fonday, 15th, 8-18 P. 31. Box 15. 
No. 116 Fulton st. Owned by Charles Blake; loss, $222; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. Crosby, as furniture ; loss, $1,175; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

3Ionday, 15th, ll-07h P.M. Box 217. 
No. 1144 Tremont st. Owned by W. G. Seaver estate; loss, $150; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by J. D. Debursel, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, 
$700; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Tuesday, 16th, 1-15 P. 31. Still. 

No. 179 Essex st. (Rear.) Owned by J. H. French. 
Remarks. — Fence set on fire by boys ; loss, $2. 

Tuesday, 16th, 1-33, 1-39 P.M. Box 361. 
Harvard st. Owned by Charles Newhall; loss, $847; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Charles E. Young, as dwelling; loss, $1,132; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Tuesday, 16th, 3-52 P. 31. Box 145. 
No. 819 East Sixth st. Owned by Luther Pierce ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Luther Pierce, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 16th, 4-45 A. 31. Still. 
Washington st. Owned by Warren heirs; insurance, $20,000; occupied 
by B. T. Wilson, as stoves, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use 
of lighted cigar. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Second st. Cause, set by boys in rubbish on vacant land. 



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Wednesday, 17th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 138 West Fourth st. Owned by Mary A. Balfe; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Doyle et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 18th, 8-30 P. 31. Still. 
Decatur st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Fiiday, 19th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; cause, sparks from locomo- 
tive. 

Remarks. — Board fence slightly damaged; loss, $10. 

Friday, 19th, 7-02 P. 31. Box 4. 
No 96 Beverly st. Owned by H. L. Everett; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Morgan Silver Plate Co., as work room; insurance, 
$19,800; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily 
waste. 

Saturday, 20th, 4-05 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 140 North st. Owned by Barnes & Appleton ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Ellis & Co., as furniture; loss $50; insurance, 
$4,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 20th, 4-47 A.31. Box 416. 
No. 4 Thompson st. Owned by Mrs. L. W. Guild; loss, $320; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. A. Hern et als., as dwelling; loss, $283; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 20th, 5-25, P. 31. Still. 
No. 216 Cambridge st. Owned by W. G. Henry ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
children and matches. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-04 P. 31. Box 5. 
No. 9 Lowell st. Owned by M. Beck; loss, $30: insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by C. Plummer, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 20th, 10-20 P. 31. Box 5. 
No. 9 Lowell st. Owned by M. Beck; loss, $30; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Charles Plummer, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 20th, 10-27 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 41 East Canton st. Owned by J. T. Sullivan ; occupied by J. T. 
Sullivan, as dwelling; loss $12; insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-59 A.31. Box 317. 
Columbia and Sayward sts. Owned by Mrs. N. Hall ; occupied by Mrs. 
N. Hall, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
barrel. 

Sunday, 21st, 11-41 A.M. Still. 
No. 135 Fulton st. Owned by Mrs. A. Wing; occupied by Bagnall & 
Loud, as block-makers; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 21st, 0-16 P.M. Box 271. 

No. 102 Thornton st. Owned by Moody Merrill; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on outside; cause, set by boys, in rubbish under steps. 



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Sunday, 21st, 2-54 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Davis court. Owned by church; loss, $5; insurance, $1,600; 
occupied by several families, as dwellings; originated onroof; cause, children 
and matches. 

Sunday, 21st, 7-03 P.M. Box 98. 

No. 474 Columbus ave. Owned by A. M. Lougee; occupied by A. M. 
Lougee, as dwelling; cause, smoke, mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 21st, 9-12 P.M. Box 4. 
Causeway st. Cause, false alarm. 

Monday, 22d, 7-10 A.M. Box 241. 
No. 175 Warren st. (Rear.) Owned by Waldron heirs; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 22d, 1-15 P.M. Still. 
Ferdinand-st. bridge. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $2 ; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Monday, 22d, 1-30 P. 31. Box 465. 
Somerville Mass. Call for assistance from Somerville. 

Monday, 22d, 9-32 P.M. Box 5. 
Nos. 30 and 32 Lancaster st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $194; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by J. F. Keating et als., as lumber mill; loss, 
insurance, $900; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from furnace. 



Tuesday, 23d, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Owned by M. D. Ayers ; occupied by M. D. Ayers, as 
carpenter; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 24th, 2.30 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 51 Barton st. Owned by Geo. S. Pike; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by S. Jackson, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 25th, 6-12, 6-17, 6-20, A.M. Box 343. 
Taylor st. Owned by A. T. Stearns & Co. et als.: loss, $14,709; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by A. T. Stearns & Co. et als., as lumber mills, and 
storage sheds ; loss, $36,900 ; insurance, $27,400 ; originated in boiler-room 
of mill ; extended to adjoining property ; cause, supposed, spark from furnace. 

Friday, 26th, 7-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 179 Court st. Owned by Fullum heirs ; occupied by G. H. Gilbert; 
as tailor ; originated on outside ; cause, hot flat-iron igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 26th, 8-34 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 12 Cross st. Owned by J. J. Collins ; loss, $13; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by J. Tobey, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 27th, 1-44 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Ashland st. Owned by Phillips Brooks; loss, $47; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by James Lang, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, kerosene stove explosion. 



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Sunday, 28th, 0-15 P.M. Box 157. 
No. 6 Erin's alley. Owned by P. Morrison; loss, $50; occupied by P. 
McGrau, as wood-shed; originated in wood-shed; cause, children and 
matches. 

Sunday, 28th, 3-49 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 26£ Leveeett st. Owned by C. G. Dulin ; loss, $309 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Sam Wah Kee, as laundry; loss, $20; originated in 
basement; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Sunday, 28th, 6-16 P.M. Box 529. 
Williams st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $300; unoccupied stable ; 
originated on outside; extended to entire building; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 28th, 6-43 P. 31. Box 365 
Williams st. Cause, pulled same fire as Box 529. 

Monday, 29th, 7-24 P. 31. Box 217. 
No. 10 Bogers ave. Owned by N. Herthal ; loss, $3; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by H. Leuth, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $300; 
originated, on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-08 A. 31. Box 48. 
No. 39 High st. Owned by David Snow; loss, $451; insurance, $30,000; 
occupied by McComber & Tolman, as ware-rooms ; loss, $6,737 ; insurance, 
$170,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of cigar or matches. 

Tuesday, 30th, 4-08 P.M. Box 37. 
No. 195 State st. Owned by E. Lawrence; occupied by Hills, Turner, 
& Co, as window glass; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Tuesday, 30th, 7-10 P.M. Still 
Between C and D sts. Cause, set by boys in rubbish on vacant land. 



OCTOBER. 



Wednesday, 1st 10-25 P. 31. Box 334. 
Quincy and Bellevue sts. False alarm. 

Thursday, 2d, 6-52 P. 31. Box 2. 

No. 2 Poster st. Owned by James Sheerin ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by N. Falkner, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 3d, 5-59, 6-07 P. 31. Box 182 and 156. 

No. 115 Scmner st. Owned by Lyon, Dupey & Co. ; loss, $500; occupied 
by J. E. Fitzgerald, as junk store; loss, $1,200; insurance, $600 ; originated 
on 2d floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — The alarm was given from box 156 at 6-07 P.M. for the same 
fire, without authority. 

Friday, 3d, 7-10 P. 31. Still. 
Savin st. Owned by S. E. Chubuek; loss, $5; occupied by J. F. Wood" 
ward, as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 



38 City Document No. 60. 



Friday, 3d, 10-39 P.M. Box 358. 
Centre st. Owned by C. V. Whitten ; occupied by C. V. Whitten, as 
dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated steam pipe. 

Saturday, 4th, 11-25 P. 31. Box 231. 
Nos. 1001 and 1003 Harrison ave. Owned by Owen Nawn et als. ; loss 
$15; insurance, $2,000; occupied by D. Malvey et als., as dwellings; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 4th, 11-47 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 393 Federal st. Owned by Jonas Fitch estate ; loss, $200 ; occu- 
pied by J. A. Eobertson, as planing mill; loss, $282; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Sunday, 5th, 3-42 A.M. Box 47. 
No. 12 Wharf st. Owned by T. C. Emery; insurance, $2,500; occupied 
by M. Morrisey et als., as dwellings; loss, $10; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 5th, 0-14h P.M. Box 323. 
Commercial st. Owned by E. V. Munroe; occupied by Wm, Flynn, 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, boiling over of fat on 
stove. 

Sunday, 5th, 4-58 P.M. Box 56. 
Lincoln st. B. & A. R.R. yard. Originated on freight platform; cause, 
incendiary. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9-17k A.M. Box 134. 
Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $3,000; occupied by 
Robert Bishop, as cotton waste factory; insurance, $3,000; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 
Bachelder st. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 

Wednesday, 8th, 9-21 P.M. Box 67. 

No. 751 Washington st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, $228 ; insur- 
ance, $16,000; occupied by J. Lewenberg et als., as tailor shop, etc.; loss, 
$366; insurance, $13,875; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Wednesday, 8th, 10-05 P.M. Box 432. 
No. 28 Walker st. Owned by Walker heirs ; occupied by I. N. Bur- 
roughs, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 7-21 A.M. Box 131. 
No. 206 H st. Owned by F. P. Denney heirs; insurance, $1,333; 
occupied by F. W. Rottman, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 9th, 7-52 A.M. Still. 
No. 35S Harrison ave. Owned by Daniel Clark ; occupied by A. Connell, 
as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Thursday, 9th, 3-10 P. 31. Box 174. 
No. 178 Bennington st. Owned by Felix Maagan ; occupied by John 
Dobbin, as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



Appendix. 39 



Thursday, 9th, 6-48 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 55 Sudbury st. Owned by E. H. Ashcroft; occupied by Ashcroft 
Manufacturing Co., as steam gauges; insurance, $100,000; originated on 6th 
floor; cause, moulding flask igniting from hot metal. 

Friday, 10th, 6-44 P.M. Box 34. 
No. 1 Myrtle st. Owned by C. S. Stacey; loss, $39; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by F. E. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $44; insurance, $4,000; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of oil stove. 

Friday, 10th, 7-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Cambridge st. Owned by J. E. Wliitten ; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by E. H. Sprague, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, ignition of curtain from gas-jet. 

Saturday, 11th, 1-37 P.M. Box 168. 
Grand Junction Wharf. Owned by Norfolk S.S. Co.; cause, sparks 
from passing steamer setting fire to load of cotton on board of lighter " Mer- 
cliant." Damage to lighter, $2,700; insurance, $10,000. Cotton owned by 
Ralli Bros.; damage to cotton, $11,275; insurance, $29,000. 

Saturday, 11th, 3 P.M. Still. 
No. 124 Corbett pl. Owned by Hannah Corbett; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Mary Murphy, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 11th, 5-47h P.M. Box 461. 
Main st. Owned by B. & M. R.R. ; originated on bridge; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Monday, 13th, 8-20 A.M. Box 8. 
No. 129 Portland st. Owned by Wm. Sohier; loss, $5; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Co. A. 9th Regiment V.M., as armory; originated on 
3d floor; cause, cigar in wooden spittoon. 

Monday, 13th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
Satin st. Owned by S. E. Chubbuck ; loss, $6; occupied by J. F. Wood- 
ward, as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 14th, 5-49 P.M. Box 32. 
No. 40 Revere st. Owned by F. B. Winter; occupied by F. Curry, as 
dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 1st floor; cause, iginition of kerosene oil 
stove. 

Tuesday, 14th, 7-07 P. 31. Box 127. 
No. 143 West Eighth st. Owned by Daniel Sweeney; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Peter Curtis, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion 
of oil lamp. 

Tuesday, 14th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 598 East Broadway. Owned by Samuel Howe's heirs; occupied by 
Charles Gensler et als., as barber shop; originated in chimney; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 14th, 11-13 P.M. Box 242. 
Bluehill ave. and Clifford st. Cause, false alarm. 

Wednesday, 15th, 7-25 A.M. Box 7. 

No. 51 Poplar st. Owned by W. Smith; loss, $150; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. E. McNelley, as bakery; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 



40 City Document No. 60. 



Thursday, 16th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Piedmont st. Owned by Eobert Woodend; loss, $8; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Robert "Woodend, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Friday, 11th, 8-48 A.M. Box 343. 
Taylor st. Owned by L. Pratt & Co. ; occupied by L. Pratt & Co., as 
lumber mill; originated on roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Friday, 17th, 9-46 A.M. Box 83. 
No. 819 Tremont st. Owned by F. F. Fay; occupied by A. H. O'Neil, as 
liquor saloon; loss, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 
canopy. 

Friday, 17th, 10-12 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave. Cause, set by boys in peat bog. 

Saturday, 18th, 8-06 A.M. Box 64. 
No. 941 Washington st. Owned by T. W. Seaverns ; loss, $492 ; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by E. N. Yerxa, as grocery; loss, $3,081; insurance, 
$17,450; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 18th, 2 P.M. Still. 
No. 63 Meridian st. Owned by George R. Eagar; occupied by Maria 
R. Spaulding, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $1,200; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 18th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Moulton st. Owned by S. W. Barrett; loss, $23; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by John Cronan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
overheated chimney. 

Saturday, 18th, 8-18 P.M. Box 9. 
Constitution wharf. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 19th, 6-44 P.M. Box 571. 
Lexington ave. Owned by Hannah Mullen; loss, $58; insurance, $2,750; 
occupied by James McKenna et als., as dwelling; loss, $70; originated on 
2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 19th, 7-10 P.M. Box 212. 
No. 103 East Chester Park st. Owned by L. G. Burnham & Co. ; loss, 
$3 ; originated in pile of cord wood ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 2th, 7-16h A. 31. Box 183. 
No. 36 Cottage st. Owned by Plymouth Savings Bank; loss, $22; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Michael P. Lynch, as dwelling; loss, $145; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 20th, ll-12h A.M. Box 45. 
No. 44 Federal st. Owned by J. P. Gilman ; occupied by Simonds and 
Smith, as wool dealers ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 20th, ll-27h A.M. Box 65. 
Harrison ave. Owned by City of Boston; originated on bridge; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 21st, 0-37h P.M. Box 86. 
No. 106 West Concord st. Owned by Mr. Bayley ; occupied by Mrs. 
Ch.irles Miller, as dwelling; originated in wood shed; cause, children and 
matches. 



Appendix. 41 



Wednesday, 22d, 10-37 A.M. Box 171. 
Green's wharf, Border st. Owned by W. F. Green & Son ; loss, $100; 
occupied by W. F. Green & Son, as caulkers' shed; loss, $500; originated in 
shed ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 22d, 5-21 P.M. Box 156. 
Nos. 2 and 4 New st. Owned by B. H. Stinson & Co. ; loss, $118; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied B. H. Stinson & Co., as paint shop; loss, $225; 
insurance, $800; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 22d, 7-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 88 Purchase st. Owned by John H. Lee; occupied by N.E. News- 
paper Union, as printing office; originated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden barrel. 

Thursday, 23d, 7-42 A.M. Box 18. 
No. 11 Cornhill. Owned by David Eckley ; loss, $90; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by Lewis Engraving Co., as engravers; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, defective furnace setting. 

Friday, 24th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 243 Atlantic ave. Cause, hot ashes in barrel in the yard. 

Friday, 24th, 9-29 A.M. Still. , 
Berkeley and Marlborough sts. Owned by Charles H. Minot; occupied 
by Charles H. Minot, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, back draught 
from chimney. 

Friday, 24th, 9-37 P.M. Box 462. 
No. 19 Lincoln st. Owned by J. Clark; occupied by J. Clark, as dwell- 
ing; cause, needless alarm. 

Friday, 24th, 10-57 P. 31. Box 6. 
Leverett and Willard sts. Cause, false alarm. 

Saturday, 25th, 1-50 P.M. Box 361. 
Wales st. Owned by C. G. Hutchinson; occupied by C. G. Hutchinson, 
as dwelling; originated in hot air pipe; cause, rubbish taking fire in the 
pipe. 

Saturday, 25th, 3-27 P.M. Box 325. 
Foster st. Owned by Francis Whelton; loss, $40; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Francis Whelton, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Saturday, 25th, 7-50, 8-17 P.M. Box 167. 

Nos. 2, 4, and 6 Everett court. Owned by Thomas Kane et als. ; loss, 
$694; insurance, 2,800; occupied by Thomas Kane et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$150 ; originated on 3d floor of No. 2 ; extended to Nos. 4 and 6 ; cause, upset- 
ting kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly and Thomas Kane were rescued from the 
building by members of the department. Mrs. Kelly died from her injuries 
after her removal to the hospital. 

Saturday, 25th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 261 Clarendon st. Owned by E. J. Fiske ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by E. J. Fiske, as dwelling; insurance, $15,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, defective flue. 



42 City Document No. 60. 



Sunday, 26th, 9-52 A.M. Still. 
No. 96 Dorchester avb. Owned by James Devine; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by H. Buitekan, as dwelling; loss, $3; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove pipe. 

Sunday, 26th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
Harrison ave. Owned by City of Boston ; originated on bridge ; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Monday, 27th, 5-18 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 300 Hanover st. Owned by John Miller; occupied by M. Scannell, 
as dwelling; originated in basement ; cause, gas explosion. 

Tuesday, 28th, 11-47 P.31. Box 263. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Thursday, 30th, 4-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 4 Avery st. Owned by L. P. Ober; loss, $350; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by C. V. Bunten, as liquors; loss, $730; insurance, $4,300; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-21 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 19 Exeter st. Owned by H. C. Haven; loss, $350; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by H. C. Haven, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 
2d floor; cause, defective fireplace. 

Friday, 31st, 1-40 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 82 and 86 Canal st. Cause, needless alarm. 



NOVEMBER. 



Saturday, 1st, 3-08 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk ave. (Rear ) Cause, set by boys in pile of old sleepers belong- 
ing to the N.Y. & N.E. Railroad; no damage. 

Monday, 3d, 3-17 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 8 and 10 Shirley st. Owned by T. Cory, trustee; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by I. Wright et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st, 
floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Monday, 3d, 11-45 A.M. 
Stanmore pl. Owned by E. H. Clapp ; loss, $3; unoccupied; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 3d, 0-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 A st. Owned by Mrs. S. May; loss, $2; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Mary Tierney ; originated on roof; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 3d, 8-59 P.M. Still. 
No. 82 Phillips st. Owned by Mrs. A. F. Clark; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. F. Clark, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fireworks. 

Tuesday, 4th, 0-50 P.31. Box 16. 
No. 5 Broad st. Owned by B. W. Nash; loss, $73; insurance, $9,000; 
unoccupied ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 43 



Tuesday, 4th, 9-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 14 West Broadway. Owned by J. Loughlin & Bros. ; insurance, 
S8.000; occupied by Anna Farrand, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 5th 
floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Tuesday, 4th, 10-11 P. 31. Box 124. 
No. 222 West Fourth st. Owned by John Callahan; loss, $700; insur- 
ance, $900; occupied by J. W. Trietes et als., as dwelling; loss, $360; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 5th, 0-52 P.M. Box 261. 
No. 6 Notre Dame st. Owned by John D. Nichols ; occupied by Ambrose 
Byer, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of 
fat. 

Wednesday, 5th, 5-50 P.M. Box 134. 

No. Ill West Fifth st. Owned by J. Fleming; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Caroline Brown, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Brown was severely burned about the hands and arms. 

Thursday, 6th, 0-50 P. 31. Box 17. 
No. 66 Salem st. Owned by Bancroft heirs; loss, $900; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by H. M. Hillson, as tin ware, etc.; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on outside ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 6th, 9-30 A. 31. Box 131. 
No. 330 East Eighth st. Owned by R. Estabrook ; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by L. Lengersieldt, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, ig- 
nition of wood in stove oven. 

Thursday, 6th, 8-36 P. 31. Box 149. 
Commonwealth Dock. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. Railroad; loss, $1,200; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by N.Y. & N.E. Railroad, as coal shed; loss, 
$500, insurance, $1,500; originated in coal pile; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Friday, 7th, 9-03 A. 31. Box 69. 
No. 303 Albany st. Owned by M. J. Logan ; occupied by several families, 
as dwellings; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 7th, 0-20 P. 31. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 
Remarks. — Fire in fence of burial ground ; loss, $20. 

Saturday, 8th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause unknown ; grass fire. 

Saturday, 8th, 11-58 P. 31. Box 362. 
Oakland and Ashland sts. Cause unknown ; grass fire. 

Sunday, 9th, 7-52 A. 31. Box 62. 
Park sq. Owned by James Stevens ; loss, $3 ; occupied by-James Brown, 
as bootblack; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 9th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 
Chestnut Hill ave. Cause, set by boys ; grass fire. 



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44 City Document No. 60. 



Sunday, 9th, 5-37 P.M. Box 451. 
No. 107 Medfoed st. Owned by Edward Keyes ; loss, $463 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Edward Keyes, as stable; loss, $80; insurance, $3,000 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 9 th, 5-54 P.M. Box 59. 
Nos. 62 and 64 South st. Owned by Leopold Morse ; loss, $463 ; insur- 
ance, $14,000; occupied by A. A. Brackett, as leather store; loss, $2,313; 
insurance, $22,500; A. A. Spencer, as calfskins; loss, $225; insurance, 
$20,000; originated on 5th floor; extended to 4th floor ; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle. 

Sunday, 9th, 9-41 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 41 Sudbury st. Owned by David Parker heirs; loss, $256; insur- 
ance, $36,000; occupied by L. A. Young, as liquors; loss, $300; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 9th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 
Townsend st. Cause, incendiary, grass, etc. 

Tuesday, 11th, 4-48 A. 31. Still. 
No. 108 Chestnut st. Owned by T. Deasy; loss, $125; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by T. Deasy, as blacksmith ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
sparks from forge. 

Tuesday, 11th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 381 Medford st. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Tuesday, 11th, 1-30 P. 31. Still. 
Amherst st. Cause unknown. Grass fire. 

Wednesday, 12th, 10-32 A. 31. Box 5. 
No. 95 Green st. Owned by W. K. Porter; occupied by J. W. Cham- 
bers, as dry goods; loss, $100; insurance, $4,500; originated in basement ; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 12th, 7-30 P. 31. Box 14. 
Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 13th, 11-56 A.M. Box 7. 
No. 85 Poplar st. Owned by J. London; loss, $5; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by F. Uniack et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Thursday, 13th, 2-45 P. 31. Still. 
Lamartine st. Cause unknown, grass fire. 

Thursday, 13th, 4-30h P.M. Box 35. 
No. 7 Tremont st. Owned by.Chadwick heirs; insurance, $30,000; oc- 
cupied by J. Newman & Son, as florists; loss, $148; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-32 P. 31. Box 46. 
No. 10 Hartford st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 14th, 6-21 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 59 Commonwealth ate. Cause, sparks from chimney. No fire. 

Friday, 14th, 9-42 P. 31. Box 67. 

No. 1 Nassau st. Cause, sparks from chimney. No fire. 



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Friday, 14th, 10-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 1198 Washington st. Owned by Mr. Van Nason ; occupied by- 
Miss O'Donnell, as dwelling; loss $10; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 15th, 1-45 P.M. Box 571. 
Winship ST. Owned by D. M. O'Connell; loss, $195; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by C. Peterson ei als. as dwelling; loss, $60; originated on 3d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday 1 5th 3-1 P. M. Still. 
No. 8 Wall st. Owned by Mr. Brown; loss, $25; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by William Hill et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Saturday, 15th, 4-28 P.M. Box 321. 
Grampian way. Cause, set by boys. Grass fire. 

Sunday, 16th, 3-04 A. 31. Box 93. 
No. 594 Tremont st. Owned by Henry Bond; loss, $499; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Henry Bond, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
plumber's pot left on roof. 

Sunday, 16th, 11-33 A.M. Box 61. 

Shawmut ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire, needless. 

Sunday, 16th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 117 A st. Owned by Christopher Blake; loss, $25; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by J. McArdle, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 16th, 9-34 P.M. Box 253. 

Warren st. Owned by E. F. Davis; loss, $10; insurance, $250; un- 
occupied stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 17th, 4-30 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 56 Endicott st. Owned by Robert Moore ; occupied by Owen Fox 
et als. ; as dwelling, etc. ; originated in basement ; cause, set in straw by boys. 

Monday, 17th, 5-56 P.M. Box 414. 
Front st. Cause, false alarm. 

Tuesday, 18th, 12 M. Still. 
No. 24 Congress sq. Owned by F. O. Prince, trustee; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of gasoline stove. 

Tuesday, 18th, 1-37 A.M. Box 157. 

No. 137 Border st. Owned by A. & J. McLaren; loss, $3,000; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by A. & J. McLaren, as planing mill ; loss, $3,175 ; insurance, 
$750; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Wm. Stewart, the watchman at the mill, was found in the 
ruins burned to death. 

Tuesday, 18th, 4-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 137 Border st. Cause, rekindling of ruins. 

Tuesday 18th, 11 A.M. Still. 
No. 299 Bennington st. Owned by Ernest Dewitt; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Ernest Dewitt, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 



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Tuesday, 18th, 0-46 P.M. Box 26. 
No. 235 Cambridge st. Owned by Theo. Lyman; loss, $25; insurance, 
$21,000; occupied by H. M. Richardson &Co., as carriages ; loss. $300; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7-43 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 152 Prince st. Originated in the yard in rear; cause, supposed set by 
boys. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
South st. Owned by Mrs. A. Thayer; occupied by A. Thayer as dwell- 
ing; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 19th, 1-15 P. 31. Still. 

Commonwealth dock. Owned by N.Y. and N.E. Railroad; coal-sheds; 
loss, $2,690 ; insurance, $2,000; originated in coal pile; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Remarks. — Still alarms were given on the 23d at 8-05 P.M., also on the 
24th at 5-25 P.M., for the same cause. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-26 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 202 State st. Owned by Barney Cory heirs; loss, $777; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by F. L. Thayer et ats., as offices, etc. ; loss, $905; insur- 
ance, $2,550; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 1-25 A. M. Box 218. 
No. 2294 Washington st. Owned by H. H. Fitch; loss, $642; insurance, 
$11,000; occupied by various parties, as offices, etc.; loss, 218; insurance, 
$l,6o0; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-52 A.M. Box 168. 
Grand Junction yard. Owned by Boston and Albany R.R., and occupied 
as tool house; originated on 1st floor; cause, over-heated stove. 

Thursday, 20th, 0-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 1557 Washington st. Owned by O. J. Pope; loss, $23; insurance, 
$14,000; occupied as dwelling; loss, $52; insurance, $3,500; originated in 
basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 995 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-15 P.3I. Still. 
No. 6 Rochester st. Owned by T. J. S,wifton ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Reynolds et als., as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday 20th 11-56 P. 31. Box 64. 

No. 62 Castle st. Owned by Orion Sherman ; loss, $1,513; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by H. C L. Sawyer et als., as Hotel Helen; loss, $228; 
insurance; $2,200; originated in basement ; cause, supposed careless use of 
lamp. 

Remarks. — Mr. Sawyer, together with his daughters Esther and Ida lost 
their lives by suffocation in the smoke. 

Friday, 21st, 4-13 P. 31. Box 53. 
No. 732 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Lovell ; loss, $.10; occupied by 
C D. Cobb & Bros., as grocery; loss, $8; insurance, $60,000; originated in 
basement; cause, defective boiler setting. 



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Friday, 21st, 7-31 P.M. Still. 
No. 50 Cabot st. Owned by Albert Brown; loss, $75; occupied by sev- 
eral families, as dwellings; loss, $75; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 96 Washington st. Cause, overheated thermostat (automatic). 

Sunday, 23d, 9-25 A.M. Still. 
Commonwealth avb. Owned by C. H. Minot; occupied by C. H. Minot, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 23d, 10-56 A.M. Box 581. 
Cambridge, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 

Monday, 24th, 3 P.M. Still. 
Meridian and Decatur sts. Owned and occupied by M.E. Church So- 
ciety, as Bethel; originated on roof; cause, sparks from plumber's furnace. 

Monday, 24th, 9-36h P.M. Box 7. 
Cor. Poplar and Spring sts. False alarm. 

Monday, 24th, 9-43 P.M. Box 72., 
No. 7 Decatur st. Owned by W. E. Fette ; loss, .$288 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by Geo. McKinstier, as dwelling; loss, $325; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 25th 1-02 P.M. Box 99. 

West Chester Park. Owned and occupied by Metropolitan Eailroad, as 
stable ; originated in stable ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 25th, 4-23 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 134 Hampden st. Cause, bursting of flue to boiler. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5-17 P.M. Box 354. 
Norfolk st. Cause, sparks from locomotive, grass fire. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-10 P. 31. Still. 
Townsend st. Cause, grass fire, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-18 P.M. Box 23. 
Bowdoin sq. Owned by Wm. Minot; loss, $165; insurance, $83,000; 
occupied by I. N. Anderson, as hotel; insurance, $15,000; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, overheated chimney. 

Wednesday, 26th, 5-11 P.M. Box 95. 
No. 18 Newbury st. Owned by Miss A. Johnson; loss, $110; insurance, 
$32,500; occupied by A. Johnson, as dwelling; loss, $65; insurance, $7,500; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-51 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 95 Merrtmac st. Owned by L. Ham ; occupied by R. C. Knowles, 
as blacksmith; loss, $15; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spark from forge. 

Thursday, 27th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
Warren and Savin sts. Owned by S. E. Chubbuck ; occupied by J. F. 
Woodward, as greenhouse; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, sup- 
posed, incendiary. 



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Friday, 28th, 2-16 P.M. Box 315. 
Cottage st. Owned by Bachelder heirs ; occupied by Lewis Adams & 
Co., as coal-shed ; cause, fall of building, call for assistance to rescue two men 
buried in ruins. 

Saturday, 29th, 3-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 144 Salem st. Owned by Mr. Simmons ; loss, $35; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. McKenna, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 29th, 5-36 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 736 Washington st. Cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 30th, 0-04 A.M. Box 221. 
No. 1299 Tremont st. Owned by John W. Day, loss, $231; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by A. E. Cowperthwait, as grocery, loss, $748; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 30th, 2 A. 31. Box 9. 
No. 10 North Bennett st. Owned by P. Canny; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. McElhaney, as grocery; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 30th, 8-51h P.M. Box 336. 
Mt. Bowdoin ate. Owned by Manuel Silva; loss, $200; unoccupied 
dwelling ; originated in house and stable ; cause, incendiary, set in three 
places. 



DECEMBER. 



Tuesday, 2d, 4-37 A. 31. Box 321. 
Savin Hill ate. Owned by Frederick Nelson; loss, $2,500; insurance, 
$4,500; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 2d, 4-53 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 14 Dock sq. Owned by Milton heirs ; occupied by Kelloway & Co., 
as printers; originated on 4th floor; cause, steam, mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 2d, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave. and Twombley st. Cause, incendiary, hay-stack. 

Wednesday, 3d, 3-46 P.M. Box 461. 
Sherman st. Cause; boiling over of kettle of tar in yard. 

Wednesday, 3d, 4-23 P. 31. Box 95. 
No. 2 Newbury st. Owned by H.P. Kidder; occupied by H. P. Kidder, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Wednesday, 3d, 6-51, 6-59h P.M. Box 59. 
No. 394 Federal st. Owned by Boston Fire Brick Co. ; loss, $8,250 ; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by Boston Terra Cotta Co. et als. , as factory ; 
loss, $2,250; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 3d, S-50 P.M. Still. 
Savin Hill ave. Cause, rekindling of ruins of dwelling. 



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Thursday, 4th, 11-55 A.M. Still. 
River st. Owned by James Martin ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 4th, 7-18h P. 31. Box 65. 
Broadway Extension and Albany st. Owned by Perry heirs ; loss, $15 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by A. Ceppi & Co., as mouldings; insurance, 
$40,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 4th, 7-50 P. 31. Still. 
Cedar st. Owned by J. A. Nason ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 4th, 8-25 P. 31. Still. 

No. 33 North Bennett st. Owned by Mrs. Cox; loss, $33; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Dennis Sexton, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 5th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 
Atlantic ave. Cause, set by boys in baled cotton on sidewalk, loss, $152; 
insurance, $540. 

Friday, 5th, 4-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 95 Silver st. Owned by Timothy Dempsey ; insurance, $S00 ; cause, 
soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 5th, 5 P. 31. Still. 
Marcella st. Cause, set by boys in woods and brush. 

Friday, 5th, 6-26, 6-45 P.M. Box 68. 
Nos. 17 and 10 Wareham st. Owned by Nathaniel Cummings ; loss 
$7,784; insurance, $15,585; occupied by Cummings, Kenny & Co., as wood, 
workers; loss, $5,000; insurance, $20,750; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 5th, 9-59 P.3I. Box 125. 
360 Dorchester ave. Owned by Naylor & Co.; loss, $175; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by C. F. Demick & Co., as iron workers; loss, $120; insur- 
ance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 5th, 11-01 P. 31. Box 43. 
No. 101 Chauncy st. Owned by J. J. Grace; loss, $2,474; insurance, 
$21,000; occupied by J. P. Berney et a/.s., as furriers, etc.; loss, $10,380; 
insurance, $21,000; originated in basement of No. 101 ; extended to No. 103 ; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 5-18 P. 31. Box 63. 
No. 17 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Wm. Hilton; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, $25,000 ; occupied by Wm. Hilton; as dwelling; insurance, $20,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 7th, 0-15 A.M. Box 323. 
Hall's court. Owned by Henry Hall ; loss, $30 ; occupied by William 
Gill, as storehouse ; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incen- 
diary. 

Sunday, 7th, 8-51 P. 31. Box 317. 
Qdincy st. Owned by Thomas Rice; loss, $1,200; insurance, $1,000; 
unfinished dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 8th, 1-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 301 Washington st. Cause, accidental automatic, overheated ther- 
mostat. 



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Monday, 8th, 2-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 208 East Dover st. Owned by Mrs. Hutchings ; occupied byWm, 
McLaughlin, as variety goods; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Monday, 8th, 2-49 P.M. Box 321. 
Savin Hill avb. Cause, sparks from locomotive, grass fire. 

Monday 8th, 6-35 P.M. Box 224. 
No. 64- Hunneman st. Owned by A. P. Clark; occupied by C. J. Seeley, 
as junk dealer; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 8th, 8-09 P. 31. Still. 
No. 181 Dorchester ave. (Rear.) Owned by R. Bishop; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by M. Connelly, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 8th, 8-15 P.M. Box 241. 
No. 175 Warren st. Owned by E. Twombley heirs ; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 8th, 9-07 P.M. Box 89. 
No. 157 Botlston st. Owned by Lyman heirs; loss, $62; insurance, 
$16,000; occupied by E. H. Winslow, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 8th, 10-07 A.M. Still. 
No. 16 Howard st. Owned by A. H. Ellis; loss, $5; insurance, $15,000 ; 
occupied by A. H. Ellis, as offices, etc. ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Monday, 8th, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Tremont row. Owned by P. Brigham estate ; occupied by Rosen- 
baum Bros, et als., as clothiers, etc.; loss, $114; insurance, $13,500; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 4-53 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 69 Union st. Owned by Raynor heirs ; loss, $550; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Gould & Co., as paints and oils; loss, $80; insurance, $12,000; 
originated on sidewalk; cause, explosion of naphtha barrel. 

Remarks. — Michael Ryan, a telegraph messenger, was injured and burned 
slightly by the explosion. 

Tuesday, 9th, 4-58 P.M. Box 263. 
Perkins st. Cause, needless alarm, given for a brush-fire under the charge 
of competent persons. 

Tuesday, 9th, 7-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 10 Auburn st. Owned by C. A. Vinal ; loss, $10; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Shaw, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Wednesday, 10th, 5-31 P. 31. Box 462. 
No. 347 Main st. Owned by C. W. Coggswell ; occupied by C. W. Coggs- 
well, as dwelling; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp; needless. 

Wednesday, 10th, 6-35 P. 31. Still. 
No. 216 Foundry st. Owned by Mrs. L. H. Jones; loss, $6; insurance, 
$1,500; unoccupied wood-shed; originated in wood-shed ; cause, incendiary. 



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Thursday, 11th, 7-13 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 54 Devonshire st. Cause, lights from plumber's pot, mistaken for 
fire. 

Thursday, 11th, 2-15 P.M. Still 
No. 31 Albion st. Owned by E. C. Russell; occupied by M. Klucksey, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed children and 
matches. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-46 P.M. Still. 
No. 46 Chaunct st. Owned by L. Morse; loss, $30; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by Brandt & Simmons, as hats and caps; loss, $62; insurance; 
$29,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 12th, 5-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 212 Friend st. Owned by Woodard heirs; insurance, $600; occu- 
pied by L. A. Brown, as bakery, etc.; originated on 3d floor; cause; over- 
heated oven. 

Saturday, 13th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 35 Monument ave. Owned by Mr. Richards ; occupied by Mr. Rich- 
ards, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 14th, 1-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 1039 Tremont st. Owned by P. W. Riveniers ; loss, $5 ; occupied 
by L. Warshauer, as tailor-shop; loss, $23; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor. 

Sunday, 14th, 3-59 P. 31. Box 53. 
Nos. 18 and 20 Eliot st. Owned by J. P. Treadwell; loss, $640; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by J. Mealey, as hotel; loss, $200; insurance, 
$7,500; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 14th, 3-59 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 548 Washington st. Owned by J. C.Phillips; loss, $560; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by F. H. French et als., as jewellers, etc.; loss, $583; 
insurance, $29,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 15th, 6-04 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 27 State st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 15th, 8-09h P.M. Box 316. 
Winter st. Owned by Paul Yendell ; occupied by Paul Yendell, as stable ; 
originated on outside of stable ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 15th, 8-28 P.M. Box 157. 
No. 140 Border st. Owned by Mary A. Stone; loss, $70; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by Mary A. Stone, as dwelling; loss, $125; insurance, 
$550 ; originated on 2d story ; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 16th, 0-43 A.M. Box 28. 
No. 94 Blackstone ST. Owned by Powers heirs; loss, $562; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by various firms, as work-rooms, etc. ; loss, $3,027, insur- 
ance, $29,050; originated on 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, 9 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 43 Essex st. Owned by Mrs. Shaw; loss, $30; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by MissB. Poole et als., as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $5,200; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of kerosene lamp. 



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Sunday, 17th, 6-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 42 Church st. Owned by John Whiting; originated on 1st floor, in 
rubbish ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 18th, 4 P.M. Still. 
South st. Owned by Mrs. Bradford; occupied by Mrs. Bradford, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 17th, 5-03 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 25 Endicott st. Owned by Mrs. Laura Sargent; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Laura Sargent, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $2,500; " 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 18th, 5-09 P. 31. Box 313. 
No. 25 Carlton st. Owned by Mr. Esterbrook; occupied by Edward 
Lomis, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 19th, 2-52 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 74 Bedford st. Owned by Barnard & Richards ; loss, $586 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Eorbes & Co. et als., as hosiery, etc.; loss, 
$13,461; insurance, $55,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 19th, 2-36h P.M. Box 462. 

No. 32 Essex st. Owned by Mrs. Alex. Mann; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by S. B. Wiley, as dwelling; loss, $36; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 19th, 3-03 P.M. Still. 
No. 25 Highland st. Owned by W. H. H. Andrews ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by W. H. H. Andrews, as dwelling; loss, $27; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Remarlcs. — Engine No. 14 was called a second time at 0-45 A.M., Decem- 
ber 20th. 

Friday, 19th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Kemble st. Owned by E. A.Williams ; occupied by G. S. Guyer, 
as hat factory; cause, steam, mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 19th, 11-03 P.M. Tapper alarm. Box 78. 
No. 597 Albany st. Owned by S. S. Rowe ; occupied by L. B. Lettis, as 
printer ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-03, 0-55 A.M. Box 512. 
Centre st. Owned by J. Harmon Curtis ; loss, $2,917; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by J. Harmon Curtis, as dwelling; loss, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, defective fireplace. 

Saturday, 20th, 4-54, 5-18 A.M. Box 124. 
Nos. 3144 to 322 Broadway. Owned by Clapp & Homer; loss, $1,732; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings, etc.; loss, 
$792; insurance, $1,250; originated on 1st floor of No. 322; extended to ad- 
joining dwellings ; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 20th, 4-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 7-i Cambridge st. Owned by Prescott & Tenney ; occupied by L. C. 
Durkee, as saloon; originated in basement; cause, careless use of lighted 
cigar. 

Saturday, 20th, 7-35 A.M. Box 38. 
No. 157 Atlantic ave. Owned by T Wharf Fish Co; loss, $26; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by George F. Cole, as fruit store; loss, $160; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 



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Saturday, 20th, 8-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 141 Charles st. Owned by Ellis J. Morton; occupied by Mrs. Mary 
Clifton, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water- 
pipes. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-47 A. 31. Box 24. 
No. 119 Cambridge st. Owned by Wright; loss, $45 ; insurance, $9,500; 
occupied by J. Jordan, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, thawing 
out water-pipes. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 46 Buckingham st. Owned by J. C. Wheeler; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. C. Skinner, as dwelling; cause, bursting of water, 
back in the range. 

Saturday, 20th, 9-05 A.M. Still. 
"No. 6 East Brookline st. Owned by Mr. Hart; occupied by Mr. Hart, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipe. 

Saturday, 20th, 9-05 A.M. Box 521, on tappers. 
Brookside ave. Owned by F. Kohlkepp; loss, $1,250; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by F. Kohlkepp, as dye-house; loss, $1,600; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; extended to entire building ; cause, thawing out 
steam-pipes. 

Saturday, 20th, 11-44 A.M. Box 237. 
No. 45 Bartlett st. Owned by Mrs. Hamilton; loss, $15; occupied by 
Miss Devereux, as school; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated furnace. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 328 Main st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $5; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Solenes Puskee, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 25 Highland st. Owned by W. H. H. Andrews ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by W. H. H. Andrews, as dwelling; loss, $27; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, woodwork too near fur- 
nace. 

Saturday, 20th, 1-51 P. 31. Box 38. 
No. 227 State st. Originated in basement; cause, thawing out water- 
pipes. 

Saturday, 20th, 5-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 43 Chestnut st. Owned by Susan R. Pierce; loss, $10; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. H. Sherburne, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, overheated furnace pipe. 

Saturday, 20th, 6-02 P. 31. Still. 
No. 75 Cabot st. Owned by Joseph Millmore ; occupied by John Ryan 
et als., as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Saturday, 20th, 7-51 P. 31. Box 98. 
No. 32 Claremont park. Owned by J. Carleton ; loss, $148 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by A. Elesbach, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, coals from open grate. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-25 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 86 Botlston st. Owned by E. W. Twombly; loss, $822 ; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by A. H. Leighton et als., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $275; 
insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, defective flue. 



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Saturday, 20th, 10-32 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 155 Harrison ave. Owned by I. F. Dohson ; loss, $112; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Patrick Flynn, as dwelling; loss, $55; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated ou 1st floor ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 21st, 5-41 A. If. Box 364. 
Park st. Owned by William Hannon; loss, $200; occupied by William 
Hannon, as greenhouse; loss, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated flue. 

Sunday, 21st, 7-55 P.M. Box 4. 
Causeway st. Cause, false alarm. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-01 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 91 West Seventh st. Owned by Peter Ward; loss, $41; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Peter Ward et als., as dwelling; loss, $41; insurance, 
$500; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking lamp and setting fire to dog. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
Corner op Warren and Regent sts. Owned by Donald Kennedy; 
cause, needless. No fire. 

Monday, 22d, 9-15 A. M. Box 41, on tappers. 
Milk and Washington sts. Cause, accidental tapper alarm. 

Monday, 22d, 4-55 P.M. Box 2 23. 

No. 8 Norfolk ave. Owned by Andrew Magee; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Andrew Magee, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Catherine Magee was severely burned about the neck 
while attempting to extinguish the flames. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-47 A.M. Box 564. 

Western ave. Owned by John S. Woods; loss, $900; insurance, $500; 
occupied by H. H. Rowell, as stable; loss, $200; insurance, $800; originated 
in stable ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 1-28 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 520 Columbus ate. Owned by J. D. Willis; occupied by J. D. Willis, 
as dwelling ; cause, smoke, mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 23d, 5-50 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 176 Merrimac st. Owned by Margaret McElroy ; loss, $77; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Louis Lippman, as periodicals; loss, $400; originated 
on first floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-38 P.M. Box 513. 
Danforth st. Owned by Boylston Station society; loss, $582; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by them, as gymnasium and school; loss, $100; insurance, 
$1,600; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 6-10 A.M. Box 72. 
No. 7 Florence st. Owned by Willis heirs ; occupied by B. G. Leonard, as 
dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; cause, gas 
explosion. 

Wednesday, 24th, 7-58h A.M. Box 153. 
Webster and Orleans sts. Owned by Geo. Herricks ; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by S. H. Harvey, as skating-rink; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 



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Wednesday, 24th, 8-06 A. 31. Box 35. 
No. 46 School st. Owned by Win. Bogle; loss, $145 ; insurance, $17,500; 
occupied by E. F. Porter etals., as artist; loss $2,150; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, defective stove. 

Wednesday, 24th, 8-43 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 40 Cross st. Owned by Robert Moore; loss, $18; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by W. Freeman, as dwelling; loss, $65; insurance, $500 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 25th, 10-45 A. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Huckins ave. Owned by H. T. Rockwell ; occupied by F. M. 
Stevens, as dwelling; cause, kettle of fat on stove burning. 

Thursday, 25th, 9 P. 31. Still. 
No. 2 Charles court, off Foundry st. Owned by Michael Smith; loss, 
$3; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Louis Hildreth, as dwelling; originated 
in basement; cause, thawing out water-pipe. 

Friday, 26th, 9-07 A. 31. Still 
No. 8 Harrison ave. Owned by Jacob Thaxter; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. H. Seidler & Co., as shoe shop; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 26th, 4-27 P.M. Box 6. 
East Cambridge, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 

Friday, 26th, 4-27 P. M. Box 415. 
East Cambridge, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 

Saturday, 27th, 6-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 38 Church st. Owned by Frank Kennedy; loss, $5; occupied by 
Sarah Mahar, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water- 
pipes. 

Saturday, 27th, 2-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 169 Dorchester st. Owned by George B. Homer; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by George B. Homer, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated in 
basement; cause, careless use of plumber's furnace. 

Saturday, 27th, 3-33 P. 31. Box 316. 
Hancock st. Owned by John Sweeney; loss, $116; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Henry Holland, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 28th, 0-54, 1-03, 1-26 A.M. Box 435. 
No. 425 Medford st. Owned by A. W. Waterman; loss, $35,000; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Clark and Buckley, as furniture; loss, $23,000; 
insurance, $18,007; C. VV. Lyman, as furniture; loss, $20,000; insurance, 
$7,750; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 28th, 1-15 A. 31. Box 128. 

No. 601 Dorchester ave. Owned by F. B. Hayes heirs ; loss, $566 ; 
insurance, $14,000 ; occupied by Simeon Rankin, as pool room ; loss, 
insurance, $1,700; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Sunday, 28th, 2-01 P. 31. Box 17. 

No. 6 Endicott st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; occupied by G. Coggswell, 
as provisions; cause, smoky chimney; needless. 



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Sunday, 28th, 10-45 P.M. Still. 
Court-House, Court sq. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $5; originated 
in basement; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Monday, 29th, 10-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 West Broadway. Owned by J. J. Giblin; loss, $8; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Thomas Dowling, as dwelling; loss, $25; cause, mice 
and matches. 

Monday, 29th, 6-15 P.M. Box 96. 
No. 214 Columbus ave. Owned by L. C. Collemore; occupied by several 
families as hotel Hoffman ; originated in basement ; cause, supposed careless 
use of matches. 

Monday, 29th, 7-36 P.M. Box 746. 
No. 450 Washington st. Owned by Jordan Marsh et als.; occupied by 
Jordan, Marsh, & Co., as dry goods; originated in basement; cause un- 
known. 

Monday, 29th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Division st. Owned by Sarah Gavin ; loss, $10 ; insurance ; $300 ; 
occupied by Albert Baldwin, as blacksmith; insurance, $200; originated in 
attic ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Wednesday, 31st, 0-55 A. 31. Box 17. 
No. 153 Blackstone st. Owned by D. W. Williams heirs; loss, $25; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by W. H. Jones, as liquors; loss, $14; insur- 
ance $15,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Wednesday, 31st, 9-42\ A.M. Box 162. 
No. 159 Marion st. Owned by A. and J. McLaren; loss, $30; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Fred Keith, as dwelling; loss, $54; insurance, $500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 31st, 7-48 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 10 Blackstone st. Cause, sparks from chimney. 



JANUARY, 1885. 

Thursday, 1st, 2-43 A. 31. Box 54. 
No. 34 Kneeland st. Owned by D. Swan; loss, $475 ; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by George Smith, as dwelling, etc.; loss, $360; insurance, $4,200; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-39 A. 31. Box 14. 
No. 353 North st. Owned by Dennis Flagg; loss, $200; occupied by W. 
Wilkins, as dwelling; loss, $175; insurance, $3,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Shawmut ave. Cause, breaking kerosene lamp ; needless. 

Thursday, 1st, 8-46 P. 31. Box 85. 
No. 130 Castle st. Owned by Win. Tomlinson; loss, $13; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by S. L. Symonds, as dwelling; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1^500 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 



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Thursday, 1st, 10-31 P. 31. Box 13. 
Nos. 50 and 52 Fulton st. Owned by Enoch Train heirs; loss, $47; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by L. L. Pratt & Co., as brass foundry; loss, 
insurance, $5,400; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Friday, 2d, 10-28 P. 31. Pox 35. 

No. 73 Cornhill. Owned by E. Wheelwright; occupied by C. J. F. 
Fletcher, as printer; insurance, $400; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 2d, 5-59 A.M. Box 262. 
Marcella st. Cause, false alarm. 

Friday, 2d, 7-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 6 H st. Owned by John Carew; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by John Carew, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Saturday, 3d, 2-10 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 18 Harvard pi.. Owned by K. A. Marcus; loss, $124; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by O. Nute & Son, as machinists ; loss, $300 ; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 128 Sumner st. Owned by A. B. Crooker; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by A. B. Crooker, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated^on 2d floor; cause, 
defective flue. 

Saturday, 3d, 6-57h P.M. Box 68. 
Nos. 11 and 13 Meander st. Owned by N. Keelan; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective stove pipe. 

Saturday, 3d, 11-25 P.M. Still 
Causeway and Merrimac st. Owned by E. Wigglesworth ; occupied by 
L. W. Pickens, as planing-mill ; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of 
sawdust on boiler. 

Sunday, 4th, 2-24 A.M. Box 73. 
No. 40 Waltham st. Owned by Mr. Grover; loss, $75; insurance, 
$20,500; occupied by Vose & Son, as pianos; originated in boiler-room; 
cause, sparks from furnace. 

Sunday, 4th, 9-47h A.M. Box 73. 
No. 40 Waltham st. Owned by Mr. Grover; occupied by Vose & Son, as 
panios ; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire; needless. 

Sunday, 4th, 11 A.M. Box 562. 

Gardner st. Owned by C. W. Norton; loss, $5,389; insurance, $8,500; 
occupied by C. W. Norton, as dwelling; loss, $9,000; insurance, $16,000; 
originated in cellar; extended to entire building; cause, defective furnace. 

Remarks. — Engine No. 1 of Brookline, and Engineer Brackett, with Engine 
No. 1 of Cambridge, were present and rendered assistance. 

Sunday, 4th, 7-27h PM. Box 575. 
Market st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 5th, 0-59 P.M. Box 126. 
Nos. 374 to 378 Broadway. Owned by E. H. Brainard ; loss, $465 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Chas. Storrs et als., as printers, etc. ; loss, $279; 
insurance, $1,(100; H. Thompson et als., as tailors, etc., loss, 
insurance, $4,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



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Monday, 5th, 8-15 P. 31. Still. 
Mt. Hope st. Cause, burning peat bog. 

Tuesday, 6th, 10-58h P.M. Box 67. 
No. 735 Washington st. Owned by Atkins heirs; loss, $1,100; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by S. Harris et als., as clothing, etc.; loss, $832; 
insurance, $27,071; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 7th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
Savin and Warren sts. Owned by S. E. Chubbuck; loss, $397; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by S. E. Chubbuck, as greenhouse; loss, $100; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 7th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Granite st. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $1,500; occupied 
by several families, as tenements ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in 
chimney taking fire. 

Friday, 9th, 6 P.M. Still. 
No. 217 Friend st. Owned by Hart & Co. ; occupied by Hart & Co., as 
express office; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of pipe in clothing. 

Friday, 9th, 9-42 P.M. Box 13. 
Nos. 89 to 97 Richmond st. Owned by Daniel Goodnow ; loss, $145 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by G. E. Read et als., as furniture; loss, $932; insur- 
ance, $14,800; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Saturday, 10th, 11-17 A. 31. Box 9. 
No. 3 Powers codrt. Owned by Powers heirs; insurance, $750; occupied 
by Michael Welsh, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Saturday, 10th, 8 P. 31. Still. 
No. 55 Main st. Owned by Nathan Tufts ; occupied by Nathan Tufts, as 
grain mill; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-37h P.M. Box 537. 
Beech st. Cause unknown; fire in woodland. 

Sunday, 11th, 0^34h A.M. Box 13. 
No. 219 North st. Owned by Geo. T. McLaughlin; loss, $1,240; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by J. T. Mansfield & Co., as inner soles; loss, $23; 
insurance, $4,500; Eaton & Eustis, as storage; loss, $121; insurance, $500; 
Littlefield & Hosmer; loss, $200; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 11th, 3-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 62 Sherman st. Owned by J. A. Hayford; loss, $115; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. A. Hayford, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 11th, 5 P. 31. Box 41. 

No. 4 Sewell pl. Cause, light, mistaken for fire. 

31onday, 12th, 8-55 A. 31. Box 76. 
No 147 West Concord st. Owned by William B. Merrill; occupied by 
William B. Merrill, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, carelessness, 
rubbish near furnace pipe. 

Monday, 12th, 9-20 A. 31. Box 53. 

Nos. 11 and 13 Eliot st. Owned by J. L. Little; occupied by B. Maguire, 
as liquors; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet igniting woodwork. 



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Monday, 12th, 4-13h P.M. Box 162. 
No. 113 Bennington st. Owned by Antonio Brier; occupied by Antonio 
Brier, as dwelling ; cause, fumigating the house. 

Monday, 12th, 5-03 P.M. Still. 
Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
Robert Bishop, as cotton waste ; insurance, $3,000 ; cause, accidental auto- 
matic alarm. 

Tuesday, 13th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 55 Pearl st. Owned by Mr. Barnicoat; occupied by J. H. Poor, as 
dwelling ; cause, careless use of fire. 

Wednesday, 14th, 1-09 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 9 Emmet pl. Owned by J. C. Tucker heirs; loss, $40; insurance, 
$500; occupied by L. Ramponi, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 15th, 7-01 P.M. Box 96. 
Columbus ave. Owned by L. C. Collamore ; loss, $150; insurance, 
$22,250; occupied by several families, as hotel; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Thursday, 15th, 7-25 P. 31. Still. 
Hampshire st. Owned by James Donnelly ; occupied by James Rice, as 
junk store; originated on 1st floor; cause, rags taking fire from stove. 

Friday, 16th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
South st. Owned by Mrs. Bradford ; occupied by Mrs. Bradford, as 
dwelling; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 16th, 7-11 P.M. Box 83. 
No. 102 Camden st. Owned by R. O'Brien; insurance, $3,000; occupied 
by R. O'Brien, as dwelling; insurance, $1,600; originated in basement; cause, 
upsetting stove. 

Saturday, 17th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 145 to 147 West Fourth st. Owned by N. C. Decker; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by N. C. Decker et als., as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective stove pipe. 

Saturday, 17th, 5-17 h P.M. Box 5. 
No. 3 Casson pl. Owned by T. Cory ; occupied by G. Nichols, as dwelling ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 17th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 136 C st. Owned by J. M. Spillane; insurance, $10,000; occupied by 
J. M. Spillane, as dwelling, etc.; insurance, $2,000; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Saturday, 17th, 9-42 P.M. Box 452. 
No. 43 Cook st. Owned by William H. Hamilton; loss, $20; insurance, 
$650; occupied by William H. Hamilton, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 17th, 9-42 P. 31. Box 65, on tappers. 
No. 28 Oneida st. Owned by Margaret Bennett; loss, $75; occupied by 
C. Kerns et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 



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Sunday, 18th, 4-05 P.M. Box 113. 
West First st. Owned by A. P. Morse; loss, $2; insurance, 
unoccupied stable; originated on the outside; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 18th, 8-44, 8-48, 9-15 P.M. Box 9. 
Nos. 45 to 63 Eastern ave. Owned by Bay State Sugar Refinery Co. et 
als.; loss, $17,486 ; insurance, $59,729 ; occupied by Bay State Sugar Refinery 
et als., as refinery, etc. ; loss, $205,792; insurance, $396,305; originated on 
2d floor; extended to adjoining buildings; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 1-04 A.M. Box 7. 

No. 78 Brighton st. Owned by G. S. Pike; loss, $40; insurance, $3,200; 
occupied by John Gorman, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-20 P.M. Box 43. 
No. 18 Bedford st. Owned by Mr. Jones; loss, $4; occupied by Mrs. 
Nolane, as eating saloon; loss, $8; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 22d, 3-18 A.M. Box 56. 
No. 213 Kneeland st. Owned by B. S. Evans; loss, $75; occupied by 
Robert Moran, as provisions; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; 
cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-05 A.M. Box 139. 
No. 569 East Second st. Owned by B. Murphy ; loss, $225 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by B. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-54 A. 31. Box 243. 
No. 7 Lewis park. Owned by B. S. Noyes ; loss, $350 ; insurance, $7,000 ; 
occupied by B. S. Noyes, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-42 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 Pitts-st. pl. Owned by Warren Fisher; occupied by John 
Deasy, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Thursday, 22d, 6-35 P.M. Box 79. 

No. 272 Marlborough st. Owned -by N. S. Bartlett; occupied by N. S. 
Bartlett, as dwelling; cause, smoke, mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 22d, 6-40 P.M. Box 326. 
Exchange st. Owned by Mrs. Folsom; loss, $398; occupied by Mary D. 
Smith, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated in basement; cause, thawing out 
water-pipes. 

Thursday, 22d, 7-2 7 P. M. Still. 
No. 4 Alden court. Owned by John Stetson & Co. ; insurance, $10,000 ; oc- 
cupied by John Stetson & Co., as printers; insurance, $20,000; originated ou 
5th floor; cause, can of naphtha taking fire ; carelessness. 

Thursday. 22d, 8-16 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 92 Botlston st. Owned by William H. Thorndike heirs ; occupied 
by Thorndike heirs, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 22d, 9-33 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Tyler st. Owned by Samuel Rice; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by J. Rosenburg, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, thaw- 
ing out water-pipes. 



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Thursday, 22d, 9-37 P.M. Box 371. 
Clayton st. Owned by J. H. Bufford & Son ; occupied by J. H. Bufford 
& Son, as printers; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 0-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 840 East Fifth st. Owned by William Tyner; occupied by N. Can- 
ning, as dwelling ; originated in register ; cause, rubbish in register pipe. 

Friday, 23d, 3-20h A.M. Box 214. 
No. 667 Shawmut ave. Owned by Albert Gates; loss, $180; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by W. K. Case, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$300; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Friday, 23d, 11-47 A. 31. Box 14. 
Nos. 120 to 124 Fulton st. Owned by George T. McLaughlin & Co. ; loss, 
$698; insurance, $15,500; occupied by George T. McLaughlin & Co., as ma- 
chinists; loss, $944; insurance, $17,000; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 Winslow st. Owned by Mrs. Julia Jewett; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by William Metcalf, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
3d floor; cause, ignition of spirits of turpentine. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Chardon st. Cause, accidental automatic. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-31 A.M. Box 167. 
No. 400 Maverick st. Owned by Haskins Bros.; loss, $235; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Haskins Bros., as fish-house; loss, $972; insurance, 
$4,500; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 26th, 2-1 Sh P.M. Box 143. 
No. 191 Tudor st. Owned by Joshua Brothers ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John Martin, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 26th, 5-59 P. 31. Box 319. 
No. 12 Dolan court. Owned by Patrick Wood ; occupied by John Wood, 
as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 

3Ionday, 26th, 10-45 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Owned by Robinson, heirs; loss, $75; insurance, $500; oc- 
cupied by F. W. Weeks, as fancy goods; loss, $250; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 27th, 0-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 9 Lyman st. Owned by Charlotte H. Eaton heirs ; occupied by Nellie 
Sweeney, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $600; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 27th, 7-51 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 156 West Newton st. Owned by Mrs. Huguley; loss, $465; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mrs. Huguley, as dwelling; loss, $444; insurance 
$5,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective grate. 

Thursday, 29th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 596 East Broadway. Owned by Samuel G. Howe heirs ; occupied 
by William Gensler et als., as barber-shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 



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Wednesday, 28th, 0-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 788 Dudley st. Owned by S. B. Pierce ; occupied by Henry Ramsey, 
as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, clothing taking fire from stove. 
Remarks. Mrs. S. C. Bixby was seriously burned, and died the next day. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6-28 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 187 Hanover st. Owned by John Miller: loss, $116; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Swartz & Levingstone, as tailors ; loss, $157 ; insurance, 
; originated on 4th floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



Wednesday, 28th, 7-50 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 581 Shawmut ave. Owned by J. Teevan; occupied by J. Teevan, as 
stable; cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 28th, 10-8h P.M. Box 12. 
No. 28 Beverly st. Owned by C. A. Millen ; loss, $317 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by C. I. Freeman et als., as carpenters; loss, $997; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 28th, 10-39h P.M. Box 128. 
Dana st. Owned by Mrs. Eliza Grimes; loss, $310; insurance, $800; 
occupied by H. G. Smith, as junk-dealer ; loss, $450; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown 

Thursday, 29th, 3-41, 3-48, 3-53 A.M. Box 179. 
Winthrop Junction. Owned by John Courtemanche ; loss, $450; insur- 
ance, $225 ; occupied by J. Courtemanche, as periodicals ; loss, $100 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 29th, 8-50 A.M. Still. 
Norfolk st. Owned by Dr. Hollis ; loss, $25; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by Dr. Hollis, as dwelling; insurance, $1,200; originated in basement; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 29th, 10-06, 10-12 A.M. Box 29. 
Nos. 230 to 234 Beacon st. No. 230, owned by R. L. Peabody; loss, 
$300; insurance, $12,000; Nos. 232 and 234, owned by G. B. Chase; loss, 
$18,740; insurance, $50,000; No. 230, occupied by Francis Peabody, as 
dwelling; loss, $100; Nos. 232 and 234, occupied by C. W. Morris, and C. B. 
C lase, as dwelling; loss, $3,954; insurance, $19,500; originated in basement 
No. 232; cause, overheated furnace. 

Friday, 30th, 2-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 50 Charlestown st. Owned by J. Cowdin ; loss, $10; occupied by 
M. McLane, as carpenter; loss, $10; insurance, $600; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Friday, 30th, 3-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 1237 Washington st. Owned by C. E. Baxter ; loss, $235 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by S. Gaul, as dwelling; loss, $468; insurance, $3,000; 
originated in basement ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Friday, 30th, 3-09 P.M. Box 45. 
No. 186 Devonshire st. Owned by Brewer estate; loss, $100; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by C. Storm & Co., as wool-brokers; loss, $30; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, cigar thrown in cotton bale. 

Saturday, 31st, 11-13 A.M. Box 159. 
No. 76 Marginal st. Owned by M. Ballom; occupied by M. Ballom, as 
dwelling, etc., originated in basement; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 



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Saturday, 31st, 5-29 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 19 Exeter st. Owned by Dr. H. C. Haven ; insurance, $25,000 ; 
occupied by H. C. Haven, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



FEBRUARY. 



Monday, 2d, 0-37 A.M. Box 15. 
No. 94 Clinton st. Owned by Mercantile Wharf Co. ; occupied by A. L. 
Andrews et als., as produce store; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Monday, 2d, 5-28h P.M. Box 16. 
No. 24£ North st. Owned by Tirrell heirs ; occupied by Nathan Gold- 
stein, as tailor ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 2d, 8-15 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 43 Essex st. Owned by L. C. Shaw; loss, $94; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by D. D. Haley et als., as tailor, etc. ; loss, $145; insurance, $300; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 2d, 11-57 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 75 Lowell st. Owned by M. Clark; loss, $50; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by M. Clark, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 3d, 1-21 P. 31. Box 418. 
Fitchburg Railroad yard. 
Remarks. — Fire in potato car, damage $10 ; caused by overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 3d, 1-53 P.M. Box 353. 
Blue Hill ave. Owned by Thompson heirs ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by Chas. L. Bartlett, as stable ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 3d, 6 P.M. Still. 
No. 141 Franklin st. Owned by William Sheafe ; occupied by Geo. M. 
Ellis, as publisher; originated on 4th floor; cause, accidental automatic 
alarm. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-1 7h A. 31. Box 5. 
No. 15 Lowell st. Owned by E. Malloy ; loss, $109; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by E. Malloy et a/s.,as dwelling; loss, $65; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-12 A. 31. Still. 
No. 19 Chelsea st. Owned by Cook, Rymes & Co.; loss, $5; occu- 
pied by Cook, Rymes & Co., as wheelwrights; originated on roof; cause, 
overheated defective stove-pipe. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-28 P. 31. Still. 
No. 88 Hawley st. Owned by C. TJ. Cotting, trustee; occupied by Isaac 
Fenno & Co., as clothing; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated steam- 
pipe. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-46 P. 31. Still. 
Taylor st. Owned by A. T. Stearns & Co. ; occupied by A. T. Stearns & 
Co., as lumber dry-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of 
kettle of tar. 



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Wednesday, 4th, 3-50 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 12 West Sixth st. Owned by Henry G. Denny; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by J. F. Thomas et als., as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Thursday, 5th, 11-04 A M. Box 183. 
Maverick st. Owned by R. McGrann ; loss, $10; insurance, $200; oc- 
cupied by Samuel Morris, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Thursday, 5th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 28 North Margin st. Owned by Ellen Kelley; occupied by Ellen 
Kelley, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-50k P.M. Box 81. 
No. 212 West Canton st. Owned by Schlegel heirs ; loss, $16 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by L. P. Galvin, as dwelling; loss, $109; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window curtain. 

Friday, 6th, 7-34 A.M. Still. 
Maverick st. Owned by Wm. S. Pratt; occupied by Wm. S. Pratt, as 
chalk factory ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated oven. 

Friday, 6th, 2-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 339 Tremont st. Owned by R. H. Eddy; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Robert Gordon, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Friday, 6th, 9-09 A.M. Box 265. 
No. 13 Sherman st. Owned by P. M. Taft; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Charles N. Bean, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 7th, 4-28 P.M. Box 74. 
Brookline st. and Harrison Ave. Owned by Mr. Leury; loss, $25; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by I. T. Garvin, as groceries; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of kerosene oil. 

Sunday, 8th, 2-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 58 Barton st. Owned by J. Managhan ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by S. Harris, as dwelling; loss, $13; originated in base- 
ment; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 8th, 10-08 A.M. Still. 
No. 105 Northampton st. Owned by C. A. Richards ; occupied by P. 
Murphy, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 10th, 0-58 A.M. Box 145. 
No. 869 East Sixth st. Owned by F. Lentine; loss, $925; insurance, 
$1,400; occupied by F. Lentine, as fruit store; loss, $623; insurance, $650; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 2-47 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 43 Washington st. Owned by Thomas Higgins ; loss, $464 ; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by P. Assner, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 11th, 11-27 A. M. Box 23. 
No. 10 Cambridge st. Owned by W. J. Irving, agent; occupied by 
Alles & Fisher, as cigars, etc. ; insurance, $20,000; originated in basement; 
cause, boiler explosion. 



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Wednesday, 11th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 Ashburton pl. Owned by Mrs. Allen ; loss, $25 ; occupied by 
Mrs. Burton, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 11th, 3-55 P. 31. Box 462. 
No. 2 Meade-st. court. Owned by H. Taylor; occupied by J. H. Put- 
nam, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting of 
stove. 

Wednesday, 11th, 4-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 35 Fort ave. Owned by Michael Freeman ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Michael Freeman, as dwelling; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-58 P. 31. Box 49. 
No. 425 Washington st. Owned by Wigglesworth heirs ; loss, $260 ; 
insurance, $20,500; occupied by R. Cramer et als., as tailor, etc.; loss, 
$1,371; insurance, $4,800; originated on 2d floor; cause, ashes in wooden 
box. 

Wednesday, 11th, 9-55 P. 31. Box 21. 
No. 90 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $165 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Thermo Motor Co., as store-rooms; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Thursday, 12th, 4-16 A.3I. Still. 
No. 18 Louisburg sq. Owned by M. E. Balch; loss, $23; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by M. E. Balch, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
sparks from stove. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-22h A.M. Box 7. 
No. 18 Kennard ave. Owned by E. A. Hammond; loss, $20; occupied 
by J. Nolen, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Friday, 13th, 11-11 P.M. Box 69. 
Genesee st. Owned by City of Boston; loss', $400; occupied by City of 
Boston, as school-house ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, thawing out water- 
pipes. 

Saturday, 14th, 6.40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 11 Decatur ave. Owned by Alfred Zeigler; occupied by George 
Zeigler, as dwelling; cause, break in gas-pipe. 

Saturday, 14th, 7 P. 31. Still. 
No. 205 D st. Owned by Joseph F. Beck; insurance, $2,500; occupied 
by Mrs. E. LeCrow, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children 
and matches. 

Saturday, 14th, 10-30 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 56 Nashua st. Owned by M. Conners ; loss, $1 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by Julia Barry, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Julia Barry, while intoxicated, was very severely burned 
about the upper part of the body, and was taken to the hospital. 

Monday, 16th, 10-471 A. 31. Box 431. 
No. 14 Belmont st. Owned by Joseph Haley ; occupied by John 
Brownley, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, clothes 
taking fire trom stove. 



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Monday, 16th, 4 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Norfolk ave. Owned by P. Kearns ; occupied by Mrs. A. Cunniff, 
as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 16th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
Orleans st. Cause, bonfires set by boys in rubbish on dump. 

Monday, 16th, 5-19 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 12 Salem st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-58 A. 31. Box 162. 
No. 99 Bennington st. Owned by Thomas Anderson ; loss, $200 ; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by Thomas Anderson, as dwelling; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $500; originated in basement; cause, ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 17th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 84 West Cedar st. Owned by L. P. Bennett; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by N. White, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children playing with fire from stove. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 171 Pleasant st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $2; occupied by 
Ernest Knapp, as saloon; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Tuesday, 17th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 521 Washington st. Owned by Ames estate; loss, $175; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by W. S. Davis et als., as fancy goods; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $37,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 11-53 A. M. Box 158. 
No. 128 Decatur st. Owned by Mary Hodnett; occupied by Mary Hod- 
nett, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 18th, 6-15h P.M. Box 17. 
No. 83 Salem st. Owned by L. Leonard; loss, $278; insurance, $1,400; 
occupied by J. Gelinski, as boots and shoes; loss, $900; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 18th, 8-50h P.M. Box 23. 
No. 2 Bowdoin st. Cause, smoke, mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 19th, 1-50 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 23 State st. Owned by Brooks heirs; loss, $120; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by Delaware Safety Insurance Co., as office; insurance, $2,000; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 2-08 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 130 Commercial st. Owned by Silas S. Pierce; loss, $127; insur- 
ance, $12,500; occupied by Holloway Bros. & Woodbury, as sail-makers, 
loss, $1,691; insurance, $3,000; Healy & Bigelow, as medicines; loss, $117; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 5th floor; extended to roof; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 19th, 8-26 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Beverly st. Owned by A. Wentworth; occupied by R. Hollings 
& Co., as gas-fitters; originated on 5th floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 19th, 9-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 110 Marcella st. Owned by J. S. Daniels; occupied by Thomas 
Cronin, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 



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Friday, 20th, 6-35 P. M. Still. 
No. 13 Park st. Owned by J. Hunnewell heirs, loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by M. J. Walsh, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in 
attic; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 20th, 6-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 41 Bunker Hill st. Owned by Timothy Mahoney, loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Timothy Mahoney, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Saturday, 21st, 1-28 A.M. Box 265. 
No. 44 Sherman st. Owned by J. L. Rousmaniere, loss, $2,680; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by C. H. Elwell, as dwelling; loss, $2,610; insur- 
ance, $800 ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Saturday, 21st, 10 A.M. Still. 
No. 187 Vernon st. Owned by Daniel Mahoney; occupied by Thomas 
McLeroy, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Saturday, 21st, 10-26 A.M. Box 351. 
Baker's court. Owned by Baker Chocolate Co.; loss, $175; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Baker Chocolate Co., as varnish room; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 21st, 9-38 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 208 Endicott st. Owned by Hugh McLaughlin ; occupied by H. 
Brown, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 23d, 7-161 A.M. Box 87. 
No. 67 Northfield st. Owned by John Lamb; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. McDonald, as groceries; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 24th, 6-28 P.M. Box 313. 
No. 1 Victoria st. Owned by A. A. Rendall; occupied by A. A. Bendall, 
as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-2 O A. M. Box 157. 
Atlantic Works wharf. Owned by Atlantic Works; loss, $560; insur- 
ance, $2,016; occupied by James Porter, as currier; loss, $308; insurance, 
$2,000 originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 26th, 1-20 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 75 Poplar st. Owned by F. M. Holden ; occupied by S. B. Graves, 
as dwelling; cause, overheated stove. Needless. 

Thursday, 26th, 7-43 P.M. Box 461. 
No. 587 Main st. Owned by John Nason ; insurance, $4,000; occupied by 
J. E. Carver, as saloon; loss, $29; insurance, $1,600; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Wall st. Owned by P. McGarrigle ; loss, $2; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by P. McGarrigle, as dwelling ; loss, $3 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



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MARCH. 

Sunday, 1st, 6-36 A.M. Box 128. 
No. 605 Dorchester ave. Owned by F. B. Hayes heirs; loss, $717; in- 
surance, $14,000; occupied by Samuel Rankin, as billiard hall; insurance, 
$1,700; originated on roof; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 3-30 P.M. Still. 
Brookline ave. Originated in hay-stack ; cause, set by boys. 
Remarks. — Hay-stack owned by F. Gilligan; loss, $75. 

Sunday, 1st, 5-57 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 16 T wharf. Owned by Martin Brimmer; occupied by John Marston 
& Co., as fish-dealers; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 9-12\ A.M. Box 54. 
No. 32 Oxford st. Owned by David Collins ; occupied by Thomas Kelly, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 10-1 2h A.M. Box 71. 
No. 12 Dwight st. Owned by Charles B. Hunting; loss, $518 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Charles B. Hunting, as dwelling; loss, $350; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 



Wednesday, 4th, 1-05 A.M. Box 214. 
No. 2222J Washington st. Owned by A. D. Collins, agents; loss, $90; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Louis Duval, as barber; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 4th, 5-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 88 Newland st. Owned by Mrs. Blanchard ; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by W. Piper, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $500; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 42 West Cedar st. Owned by C. A. Brown; loss, $195; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by H. D. Chapin, as dwelling; loss, $180; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-58 A.M. Still. 
Neponset ave. and Walnut st. Owned by Harriett Harding ; occupied 
by Timberlake & Small, as grocery; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking 
of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 3-27 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 112 Cambridge st. Owned by J. M. Shute; loss, $32; insurance) 
$2,000; occupied by C. F. Smith, as grocery; loss, $25; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 9-57 A.M. Box 239. 
No. 1 Perkins pl. Owned by U. T. Brownell; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,800; occupied by F. C. Brownell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 218 E st. Owned by E. J. Trainor; occupied by E. J. Trainor, as 
dwelling ; cause, smoke from stove. 



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Friday, 6th, 11-55 A. 31. Still. 
No. 115 Salem st. Owned by Wells estate; loss, $80; insurance, $3,800; 
occupied by M. H. Finn, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 6th, 5 P. 31. Still. 
No. 6 Dwight ST. Owned by D. McNamary; occupied by D. McNamary, 
as dwelling; loss, $18; insurance, $300; originated on 3d floor; cause, sup- 
posed, careless smoking. 

Friday, 6th, 7-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 32 Lawrence st. Owned by A. W. Banford; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by P. W. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 7th, 5-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 45 Silver st. Owned by Thomas Sullivan; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Mrs. McCarthy, as dwelling ; cause, smoke from stove. 

Saturday, 7th, 9-2 5k P.M. Box 73. 
No. 314 Shawmut ave. Owned by J. B. Hawes ; loss, $413 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. Eldredge, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 
5th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene oil. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-36 P. 31. Box 61. 
No. 91 Warrenton st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 8th, 7-26\ A.M. Box 326. 
Exchange st. Owned by P. P. Hildreth; loss, $273; insurance, 
occupied by P. P. Hildreth, as club-room; loss, $100; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 8th, 3-59 P. 31. Box 186. 
No. 406 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt; occupied by Littlefield & 
Folsom, as box-factory ; originated in pile of shavings ; cause,o verheated 
furnace. 

Sunday, 8th, 6-34 P. 31. Box 424. 
No. 12 Tufts st. Owned by Patrick Fraser ; occupied by Mrs. Mooney. 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 8th, 7-02 P.M. Box 47. 

No. 43 India sq. Owned by Francis & Cushing; loss, $365; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by James Graham, as junk-store; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$500; originated on 2d floor ; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — James W. Sweetser, a member of the Protective Department, 
Wagon No. 1, was almost instantly killed by the falling of a ladder. 

Sunday, 8th, 9-22 P. 31. Still. 
No. 110 Marion st. Owned by M. Rice; loss, $80; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by S. Alexander, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

3Ionday, 9th, 0-43 P.M. Box 157. 
No. 18 Decatur st. Owned by E. Downing; loss, $252; insurance, $500; 
occupied by C. H. Gilman, as paints and oils ; loss, $1,000 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 9th, 10-27 P.M. Box 67. 

No. 761 Washington st. Owned by Wigglesworth heirs; loss, $125; in- 
surance, $9,000 ; occupied by James McKay, as crockery store ; loss, $166; 
insurance, $2,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



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Tuesday, 10th, 2-41 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 114 Fulton st. Owned by Ira Highland ; loss, $80; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Skilton, Greene & Co., as produce, etc.; loss, $100; insurance, 
$2,500; Highland & Chessman, as produce, etc., loss, $150; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-46h P.M. Box 35. 
No. 13 Province st. Owned by P. McAleer; loss, $282; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by C. F. Allen et als., as billiards, etc. ; loss, $475; insur- 
ance $1,450; originated on 3d floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-44 A.M. Box 575. 

Market and Western ave. Owned by B. Putnam; loss, $20; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Putnam & French, as boarding-house; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 1-23 P.M. Box 578. 
Newton st. Cause unknown. 
Remarks. — Fire in hay stack owned by Deviei & Stewart; loss, $50. 

Wednesday, 11th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 1476 Washington st. Owned by Chamberlain heirs; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by Mrs. Bennett, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5-OSh, P.M. Box 528. 
Walkhill st. Owned by B. & P. R.R. Co; loss, $200; occupied by 
William Whorley, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; extended 
to roof; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 12th, 4-57 P.M. Box 172. 
Meridian st. Owned by Joseph Hinds ; loss, $12; insurance, $200 ; oc- 
cupied by Joseph Hinds, as restaurant; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Thursday, 12th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
Warren ave. and Tremont st. Cause, boys setting fire to rubbish on 
vacant land. 

Friday, 13th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 31 Genesee st. Owned by M. S. Kellelier; occupied by Lewis Levi, 
as dwelling; loss, $85; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Saturday, 14th, 2 A.M. Still. 
No. 1324 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Richardson; loss, $73; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by Mrs. Ross, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective grate. 

Saturday, 14th, 9-53 P.M. Box 63. 
No. 90 Marlborough st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. Needless. 

Tuesday, 17th, 1-55 P.M. Box 245. 
No. 1339 Tremont st. Owned by Alfred Zeigler ; insurance, $5,000 ; oc- 
cupied by B. F. Sebley, as grocery; insurance, $2,500; originated in oil 
tank ; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Wednesday, 18th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 61 Marion st. Owned by B. H. Stinson ; occupied by B. H. Stinson, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
upsetting store. 



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Wednesday, 18th, 8-02 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 350 Washington st. Owned by Whitney heirs ; occupied by Torrey, 
Bright & Capen, as carpet-store ; originated in basement ; cause, leaky gas- 
pipe. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-53 P.M. Box 113. 
Nos. 132 and 134 B st. Owned by M. and H. Campbell ; loss, $28 
surance, $1,000; occupied by M. Walsh et als., as dwelling; loss, 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 5-50 A.M. Box 19. 
No. 19 Charlestown st. Owned by A. C. Slater; loss, $457; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by E. G. Peck & Co. et als., as furniture; loss, $1,639; 
insurance, $4,750; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 5-30 P.M. Box 62. . 
No. 118 Eliot st. Owned by Samuel Jennison ; occupied by Alex Munroe, 
as saloon; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 19th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 42 Battektmakch st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 20th, 10-01 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 29 Webster ave. Owned by Patrick Gibbons, agent; occupied by 
Mary O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Friday, 20th, 1-34 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 64 Cross st. Owned by Dennis Flagg heirs; loss, $300; occupied 
by Carney & Byrnes, as dwelling; loss, $550; insurance, $1,000; owned by 
R. Ho,llings; loss, $42; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Slattery & Hardy, as 
sash and blinds; loss, $30; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 20th, 6-07 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 17 Water st. Owned by T. H. Carter ; loss, $563 ; insurance, $25,000 ; 
occupied by G. M. Oberhauser, as cutlery, etc.; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$500; occupied by R. Davis, as stationer ; loss, $2,100; insurance. $2,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 20th, 7-25, 7-32, 7-49 P.M. Box 121. 

First and Granite sts. Owned by Boston Machine Co.; loss, $23,118; 
insurance, $28,000; occupied by Boston Machine Co. et als., as factory, etc. ; 
loss, $157,531; insurance, $94,700; originated in machine-shop; extended to 
dwellings and foundry ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Remarks. — Workmen to the number of 58, lost tools valued at $2,750; no 
insurance. 

Saturday, 21st, 1-01 A.M. Box 528. 

Walkhill st. Owned by Patrick Conway; loss, $775; insurance, $23,000; 
occupied by Patrick Conway, as dwelling ; loss, $400 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 21st, 3-50, 4 A.M. Box 121. 
First and Granite sts. Owned by Continental Sugar Refinery Co. ; loss, 
$5,884 ; insurance, $7,000 ; occupied by Continental Sugar Refinery, as store- 
house, etc.; loss, $18,317; insurance, $95,000; originated in unoccupied 
building; extended to dwellings, etc. ; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Saturday, 21st, 6-42 P.M. Box 516. 

Washington st. Grass fire ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 



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Saturday, 21st, 8-50 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 55 Haverhill st. Owned by A. D. Weld; loss, $71 ; insurance, 
$7,500: occupied by A. N. Wheeler & Co., et als., as machinists, etc. ; loss, 
$290; insurance, $48,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes from forge. 

Saturday, 21st, 9-38 P.M. Box 214. 

Nos. 32 and 34 Newcomb st. Owned by Nash & Porter; loss, 
surance, $7,500; occupied by several families, as dwellings; loss, 
originated on 3d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 22d, 0-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 553 Main st. Owned by Charles Guild & Son ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
Hubbard & Blake, as tannery; originated on roof; cause, thawing out water- 
pipes. 

Monday, 23d, 7-52 A.M. Box 162. 
No. 159 Meridian st. Owned by William G. Shattuck ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by J. J. JFowles, as furniture ; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 23d, 0-36 P.M. Box 98. 
No. 14 Claremont park. Owned by J. B. Leighton ; occupied by O. E. 
Gifford, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, boiling over of wax on 
stove. 

Tuesday, 24th, 7-35 A.M. Box 238. 
Swett st. Owned by C. E. Masten ; loss, $50 ; occupied by C E. Masten, 
as fire-works ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 24th, 7-23 P.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 51 and 53 Commercial st. Owned by Silas Pierce heirs ; loss, 
$1,760; insurance, $40,000; occupied by W. W. Webster & Co. et als., as 
stores, etc.; loss, $13,283; insurance, $48,900; originated on 5th floor; ex- 
tended to roof; cause, supposed overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 25th, 1-05 P.M. Box 171. 
No. 272 Border st. Owned by William Darton; occupied by G. W. 
Sargent, as shipwright; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 25th, 1-50 P.M. Box 324. 
Bellevue st. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-50 P.M. Box 528. 
Walkhill ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
Beech-st. bridge. Cause, sparks from locomotive ; no damage. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
Washington st. Cause, burning rubbish and grass. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Prospect st. Owned by E. W. Eidgeway ; loss, $15; occupied by 
Mrs. Harding, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Thursday, 26th, 10-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 1247 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Allen; loss, $350; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. Ficher, as dry goods; loss, $3,000; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, incendiary. 



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Thursday, 26th, 10-48 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 467 Washington st. Owned by E. B. Ashton, trustee; loss, $288; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by T. E. Moseley & Co. et als., as boots and 
shoes, etc.; loss, $283; insurance, $95,300; originated in basement; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Friday, 27th, 9-19 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 118 Eliot st. Owned by Samuel Jennison; occupied by Alex. Mun- 
roe as saloon; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 27th, 10 A.M. Still. 
Percival aye. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 
Paek st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 11-53 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 82 Cambridge st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 27th, 0-39 P.M. Box 564. 
Western ave. Owned by Allston Manufacturing Co. ; loss, $15 ; occupied 
by Allston Manufacturing Co. as boiler-room; originated in boiler-room; 
cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Friday, 27th, 0-54 P.M. Box 368. 
Tileston ave. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 3-16 P.M. Box 334. 
Bellevue st. Grass fire; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 27th, 5-20 P.M. Box 519. 
Washington st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 5-32 P.M. {Automatic Box 72.) 
No. 96 Washington st. Cause, accidental automatic. 

Friday, 27th, 5-57 P.3L Box 62. 
No. 233 Pleasant st. Owned by J. M. Clark ; occupied by M. J. Carleton, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 27th, 6-20 P. M. Still. 
No. 284 Main st. Owned by Geo. Kettell ; occupied by S. S. Wilkinson, 
as dwelling and store ; loss, $25; originated in show window; cause, gas-jet 
igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 28th, 0-27 A.M. Box 371. 
Clayton st. Owned by S. B. Pierce; loss, $200; occupied by Warren 
Veazie, as sash and blinds; loss, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Saturday, 28th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 
Mystic wharf. Cause, set by boys. 
Remarks. — Pile of lumber owned by Young & Ryan; loss, $15. 

Saturday, 28th, 1 P. 31. Still. 
Tileston ave. Cause, spontaneous combustion in manure-pile. 

Saturday, 28th, 1-09, 1-14, 1-18 P.M. Box 171. 
No. 317 Border st. Owned by Boston Dyewood & Chemical Co. ; loss, 
$4,550; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Boston Dyewood & Chemical Co., as 
factory; loss, $34,689; insurance, $62,792; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 



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Sunday, 29th, 2-44, 3, 3-3h A.M. Box 219. 
Longwood ave. Owned by William Quirin ; loss, $13,200; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by William Quirin, as tannery ; loss, $79,128; insurance, 
$76,000; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-46 A.M. Still. 
Commercial st. Cause, turning from box No. 9 ; accidental. 

Sunday, 29th, 5-21 A.M. Box 72. 
No. 11 Chapman st. Owned by Henry Mayer; loss, $55 ; insurance, $500; 
occupied by M. T. Clark, as liquors; insurance, $1,400; originated on out- 
side; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Sunday, 29th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 167 West Fourth st. Owned by John Cavanaugh ; insurance, $1.000 ; 
occupied by John Cavanaugh & Son, as office; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 3-06, 3-26 A.M. Box 521. 
Green st. Owned by N. J. Knights; loss, $1,875; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by William Abe, as provisions; loss, $1,650; insurance, $2,100; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Monday, 30th, 5-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 35 Fort ave. Owned by Michael Freeman ; cause, smoke, mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 30th, 8 P.M. Still. 
No. 474 East Fourth st. Owned by M. A. Blaisdale ; loss, $70 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by G. Kennerson, as dwelling; loss, $175; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 30th, 8-26 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 308 Beacon st. Owned by David Hunt ; loss, $1,631 ; insurance, $12,- 
000; occupied by David Hunt, as dwelling; loss, $5,000; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Tuesday, 31st, 5-59 P. 31. Still. 
No. 16 North Anderson st. Owned by Parkman heirs; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by Ellen Pollard, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective 
chimney. 



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Wednesday, 1st, 6-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 82 Mt. Pleasant ave. Owned by H. P. Bean ; occupied by Edward 
Smith, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood 
work. 

Wednesday, 1st, 1-52 P.M. Box 532. 
Walkhill st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 2d, 2-05 P.M. Box 52. 
No. 13 High st. Cause, steam, mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 2d, 6-38 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 19 Waltham st. Owned by I. Pindell ; occupied by H. A. Stanwood, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 



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Thursday, 2d, 6-45 P. M. Still. 
No. 108 Vernon st. Owned and occupied by St. Francis DeSales society, 
as church ; originated on altar ; cause, candle igniting drapery. 

Saturday, 4th, 2-13 P.M. Sox 12. 
Nos. 133 and 135 Endicott st. Owned by Ann Waters heirs ; occupied 
by J. Mullen, as undertaker; loss, $50; insurance, $600; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 5th, 6-07 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 11 Auburn st. Owned byF. 0. Smith; loss, $25 ; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by E. G. Brown, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, leaky 
gas-pipe. 

Sunday, 5th, 7-20 P.M. Box 324. 
Hamilton ave. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 6th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
Beach st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 7th, l-21h, A. M. Box 571. 
Washington st. Owned by Sprague heirs ; unoccupied ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 7th, 1-42 P.M. Box 51. 
No. 126 Pearl st. Owned by H. D. Parker estate ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by National Sewing Machine Co., as factory ; originated 
in basement ; cause, ignition of Japan. 

Tuesday, 7th, 2-06 P.M. Still. 
Cottage st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-24 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 19 Lyman st. Owned by C. W. Andrews heirs ; loss, $46 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. N. W. Abbott, as dwelling; loss, $80; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Flora Evans was fatally burned by her clothing taking 
fire from a lamp thrown at her by a visitor at the house. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-01 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 886 Washington st. Cause, smoke, mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-41 P.M. Still. 
No. 84 Border st. (Rear.) Owned by Atlantic Works; occupied by 
Downes & Co., as brass-moulders; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Wednesday, 8th, 9-20 P.M. Box 513. 
Botlston st. Loss $50; occupied by F. Smidt, as saloon, etc. ; loss, $24; 
insurance, $750; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 9th, 8-28h A.M. Box 19. 
No. 91 Haverhill st. Owned by G. Nagle; occupied by J. Rennison, as 
upholsterer; insurance, $7,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 9th, 11-23 A.M. Box 524. 
Brookline. (Out of the City.) Cause, needless; grass fire. 

Thursday, 9th, 0-20 P.M. Still. 
South st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 



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Thursday, 9th, 3-30 P. M. Box 546. 
Franklin st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 10th, 1-02 A.M. Box 421. 
No. 38 Water st. Owned by Ward heirs; loss, $267; insurance, $1,600; 
occupied by G. H. Keevin, as carpenter; loss, $275; insurance, $500; occu- 
pied by Union Chair Co., as factory ; loss, $233 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 10-24 A.M. Box 187. 
Chelsea bt. Owned by Robert Eandell ; loss, $120; occupied by Boston 
Fertilizing Co., as factory; loss, $30; originated in shed and tank; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 1 Oth, 0-1 5 P. M. Box 2 63. 
Perkins st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 0-25 P.M. Box 565. 
Market st. Owned by Butchers' Association; loss, $150; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Bowker Fertilizing Co., as factory; insurance, $60,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, accidental. 

Friday, 10th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 70 Decatur st. Owned by C. Mahoney ; occupied by C. Mahoney, as 
dwelling; loss, $20; originated in the attic ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 1-39 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 192 North st. Cause, smoke, mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 11th, 11-25 A.M. Box 326. 
Beech st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 11-32 A.M. Box 532. 
Walkhill st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 11th, 11-39 A.M. Box 263. 
No. 75 Day st. Cause, bonfire to burn rubbish. 

Saturday, 11th, 9-1 9h P.M. Box 417. 
State-Prison yard. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; loss, $75 ; occu- 
pied by Boston Harness Co., as workshop; loss, $290; insurance, $8,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 13th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 1106 Tremont st. Owned by James Feilling; loss, $15; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Whitman, as dining-rooms ; insurance, $500 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 13th, 3-02 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 14 Ltman st. Owned by W. S. Smith ; loss, $133 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Miss L. Sherman, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 13th, 3-22 P.M. Box 274. 
No. 13 Cherry st. Owned by John Black; loss, $70; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by John Black, as dwelling ; loss, $30 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 13th, 7-34 P.M. Box 268. 
Cause, false alarm. 



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Monday, 13th, 8-24 P.M. Still. 
No. 6 Chambers st. Owned by Henchman heirs ; loss, $34 ; insurance, 
$ 1,500 ; occupied by White & Doyle, as grocers ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $1,400 ; 
originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 13th, 9-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Cambridge-st. ave. Owned by E. Lisener; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Augustus Hawley, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 15th, 1-13 P.M. Box 152. 
No. 8 Terrace pl. Owned by S. J. Hamblin; loss, $18; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by William N. Williams, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Wednesday, 15th, 3-34 P.M. Box 537. 
Washington and Beech sts. Cause, carelessness in burning rubbish. 

Wednesday, 15th, 5-14 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 34 Lancaster st. Owned by Parkman heirs ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
Mrs. Welsh, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 16th, 2-13 A.M. Box 568. 
Washington st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 16th, 7-28h A.M. Box 183. 
No. 326 Sumner st. Owned by W. R.Putnam; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by F. T. Boardman, as grocery ; loss, $208 ; insurance, 
$4,500; originated in basement; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 16th, 9-24 A.M. Box 546. 
Franklin st. Cause, carelessness in burning rubbish. 

Thursday, 16th, 11-04 A.M. Box 358. 
Dorchester ave. and Centre st. Grass, etc. ; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 16th, 0-10 P.M. Still. 
Amherst st. Cause, carelessness in burning brush, grass, etc. 

Thursday, 16th, 2 P.M. Box 537. 
Washington st. Cause, carelessness in burning brush, grass, etc. 

Friday, 17th, 4-40 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 267 Washington st. Owned by George Hughes ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by H. J. Sewell & Co., as book-bindery; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1 7th, 2 P. M. Box 348. 
Butler st. Grass, etc. ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 1 7th, 2-49 P. M. Box 546. 
Franklin and Spring sts. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 17th, 8-52, 9-09 P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 35 and 37 Charlestown st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid estate ; loss, 
$2,674; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Holmes, Blanchard & Co. et als. t 
as machinists, etc.; loss, $9,798; insurance, $83,800; originated on 6th floor; 
cause unknown. 



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Saturday, 18th, 7-54 A.M. Box 412. 

Nos. 218 to 222 Main st. Owned by Nathan Robbins ; loss, 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by S. Bentley et als., as tailor shop, etc. ; loss, $120 ; 
no insurance; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 

Remarks. — Annie Curran, aged 6 years, was run over and killed by the 
hose carriage of Engine 8 on Prince st., while responding to this alarm. 

Saturday, 18th, 9-35 A.M. Box 347. 
Washington st. Cause, carelessness in burning rubbish. 

Saturday, 18th, 10-12 A.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 18th, 10-15h A.M. Box 342. 
Washington court. Owned by Mrs. Sarah Bent; occupied by William 
Eastman, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use 
of matches. 

Saturday, 18th, 0-59 P.M. Box 153. 
No. 282 Sumner st. Owned by D. & E. Murphy; loss, $350; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by John Silva et als., as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 2-37 P.M. Still. 
Lagrange st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 18th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 
Washington st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 199 Pleasant st. Owned by Mrs. L. De Wolf; occupied by Mrs. L. 
De Wolf, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot in chimney burn- 
ing. 

Sunday, 19th, 2-18 A.M. Box 36. 

No. 221 Washington st. Owned by Charles Rollins; loss, $1,288; occu- 
pied by Hall & Whipple et als., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $2,994; insurance, 
$7,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 19th, 10-20 A.M. Still. 
Centre st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 19th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
Milton. Cause, given for fire out of the city. 

Sunday, 19th, 2-09 P.M. Box 421. 
No. 16 Water st. Owned by W. H. Vanvorhes; occupied by D. Murphy, 
as saloon; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Sunday, 19th, 3-20h P.M. Box 576. 
Cambridge st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 19th, 4-3 6h P.M. Box 537. 
Washington st. Woods and brush ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 20th, 9 A.M. Still. 
Commercial st. Owned by Boston Gas-Light Co. ; loss, $3,000 ; occupied 
by Boston Gas-Light Co., as coal sheds; loss, $2,000; originated in coal pile; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 20th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 
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Monday, 20th, 10-44 A.M. Box 337. 
Howard ave. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 20th, 10-50 A.M. Box 258. 
Heath st. Grass, etc. ; cause, careless use of fire. 

Monday, 20th, 11-53 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 160 Endicott st. Owned by H. Gassola; loss, $12; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Ann Ingalls, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 20th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 
Allston st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 20th, 1-18 P. 31. Box 546. 
Dedham. Grass, etc. ; cause, out of the city. 

Monday, 20th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 214 West Fourth st. Owned by Mrs. Ann Stanley; occupied by 
Ann Stanley et als., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 20th, 3-33 P.M. Still. 
Adams st. Grass, etc. ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 21st, 8-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 387 Harrison aye. Occupied by Van Ordan & Co., as iron-workers; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, hot coals from forge in oil tank. 

Tuesday, 21st, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
Bellevue Hills. Grass, etc, ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 21st, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
South st. Cause, careless use of fire, burning brush. 

Tuesday, 21st, 11-55 A.M. Still. 

Allendale st. Cause, carelessness in burning brush, grass and fences ; 
damage, $25. 

Tuesday, 21st, 4 P.M. Still. 
Robinson st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 21st, 0-5 P.M. Still. 

River st. Owned by Tileston & Hollingsworth ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, incendiary. v 

Remarks. — This was an old building, considered worthless by the owners ; 
no insurance. 

Tuesday, 21st, 0-42 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 737 Washington st. Owned by J. C. Atkins ; occupied by H. C . 
Bird & Co., as auctioneers; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 21st, 1-19 P.M. Box 537. 
South st. Grass, etc. ; cause, carelessness in burning brush. 

Wednesday, 22d, 11-27 A.M. Box 547. 
Washington st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 22d, 3-01 P. M. Still. 
Neponset ave. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 



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Thursday, 23d, 3-35 P.M. Box 263. 

Day st. Grass, etc. ; cause, carelessness in burning rubbish. 
Remarks. — Damage, $ 10 to fence. 

Friday, 24th, 0-52 A.M. Box 569. 
Kendkick st. Owned by P. Smith heirs; loss, $2,000; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. M. Downing, as stable ; loss, $50 ; originated in stable ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Friday, 24th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 71 Salem st. Owned by Kate Leonard; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by S. Greenstein, as store, etc. ; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 24th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Washington st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 4-10 P.3T. Still. 
Grove and Centre sts. Cause, carelessness in burning rubbish. 

Friday, 24th, 5-33 P.M. Box 421. 
Front st. Owned by Boston Duck Co. ; cause unknown. 
Remarks. — Team load of cotton in the street; loss, $200. 

Friday, 24th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Belmont st. Owned by Thomas Ireland; loss, $5; occupied by 
Geo. Wayland, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chim- 
ney. 

Friday, 24th, 7-12 P.M. Still. 
Savin st. Grass, etc. ; cause, bonfire. 

Friday, 24th, 8 P.M. Box 368. 
Oakland and Walkhill sts. Grass, etc. ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 25th, 1-53 A.M. Box 263. 
No. 75 Day st. Owned by Hannah Trescott ; loss, $400 ; insurance, $200 ; 
unoccupied; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 25th, 10-52 A.M. Still. 
No. 80 Liverpool st. Owned by J. Hurley ; occupied by J. Hurley, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 25th, 12 31. Still. 
River st. Grass, etc. ; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 25th, 1 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Austin st. Owned by Thomas Whipple; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Roger McCarthy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, rags stuffed in flue. 

Saturday, 25th, 6 P.3f. Still. 
Ninth st. Rubbish on dump ; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 25th, 6-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 27 Everett st. Owned by Frank O'Neil; occupied by Frank O'Neil, 
as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



Appendix. 81 



Saturday, 25th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Hawkins st. Owned by A. Wentworth; occupied by A. Went- 
worth, as engine-room; originated in basement: cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion in coal-pile. 

Saturday, 25th, 11-52 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 158 West Seventh st. Owned by Angus Fraser; loss, $69; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Angus Eraser, as dwelling; loss, $74; insurance, 
originated in basement ; cause, rats and matches. 



Sunday, 26th, 1-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 4 West Fifth st. Owned by Margaret McGue; loss, $22; insurance, 
$1,950; occupied by Margaret McGue, as dwelling; loss, $45; originated on 
4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 26th, 8-55 A.M. Box 23. 
No. 14 Stanifoed st. Owned by G. C. Shattuck ; loss, $33; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mrs. Nellie Draper, as dwelling; loss, $140; insurance, 
$700 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, carelessness ; defect in chimney-flue. 

Sunday, 26th, 0-47 P.M. Box 254. 
Colbert pl. Owned by Charles Allen; occupied by C. Mahoney, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 26th, 2-46 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 46 North Market st. Owned by C. D. Barrett; occupied by John 
P. Shea, as liquors; originated on 1st floor; cause, burning of fat on the 
stove. 

Sunday, 26th, 5-44 P.M. Tapper 175. 
Chelsea st., Hose House, No. 6. 
Remarks. — Test given from box 175. 

Sunday, 26th, 7-13 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 58 Eliot st. Owned by John D. Shea ; loss, $37 ; insurance, $12,000 ; 
occupied by C. Colan, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
supposed, rats and matches. 

Monday, 27th, 7-16h A.M. Box 569. 
Lake st. Owned by Archbishop Williams; loss, $460; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by several families, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 27th, 1-52 P. 31. Box 85. 
No. 63 Albion st. Owned by J. Kelliher ; loss, $37; insurance, $4,000, 
occupied by J. A. Fanor et als., as dwelling; loss, $12; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 27th, 5-231 P-M. Box 354. 
Elizabeth st. Cause, carelessness in burning brush, grass, etc. 

Tuesday, 28th, 1-27 A.M. Box 176. 
Curtis and Pope sts. Owned by Mary J. Burnett; loss, $950; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Mary J. Burnett, as stable; loss, $1,800; insurance, 
$3,375; occupied by Mary J. Burnett, as dwelling; occupied by Henry J. 
Burnett, as dwelling; originated in stable, extended to dwelling; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 145 Pleasant st. Owned by A. H. Allen; unoccupied; originated on 
3d floor; cause unknown. 



82 City Document No. 60. 



Tuesday, 2Sth, 8-30h A.M. Box 516. 
Forest Hill Cemetery. Cause, burning brush, grass, etc. 

Tuesday, 28th, 1-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 1260 Washington st. Owned by Jordan & Marsh ; occupied by J 
Merrilo, as bakery ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective bake-oven. 

Wednesday, 29th, 2-02 P.M. Box 5. 
Lancaster st. Cause, needless alarm. 

Thursday, 30th, 1-18 A.M. Still. 
No. 88 Elm st. Owned by Geo. Sanborn ; loss, .$2 ; occupied by J. O'Neil, 
as dwelling ; originated in shed in rear ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 



Appendix. 83 



Fire- Alarm Telegraph. 
The force employed is as follows : — 
Superintendent. 
Brown S. Flanders. 

Assistant Superintendent. 
Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam, 

James L. Crowley. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Repairers. 

George S. Thorn, Jonathan M. Morris, 

John Flavell, Joseph W. Bird, 

Isacchar Wells, Granville S. Mendell, 

Wm. H. Barker, David Isaacs, 

Charles 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 per- 
taining to the service. An automatic arrangement is con- 
nected with the receiving apparatus, by which assistance may 
be called from the sleeping apartments, if at any time the 
operator should be suddenly incapacitated by illness from 
performing his duties. No operator is permitted to sleep 
during his watch, unless expressly relieved by some one else, 
and by consent of the Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for 
any mistakes that may occur at the office during his hours of 
duty. 



84 



City Document No. 60. 



An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the station from which it originates, and all 
other necessary information. 

There are 347 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 



Boston 




# « 






. 103 


South Boston 




. 






. 33 


East Boston 




. 






. 31 


Roxbury . 




. 






. 55 


Dorchester 




. 






48 


Charlestown 




'. 






. 33 


West Roxbury 




. 






. 25 


Brighton . 




. 






18 


Chelsea . 




. 






1 



347 



The following boxes are private property : 68 duplicate, 
149, 159, 169, 198, 271, 371, 442, 612,631, 643, 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 300 
miles ; Signal-boxes in use, 347 ; Striking Machines, 49 ; 
Gongs, 96 ; Tappers, 42 ; Vibrators, 6 ; Clocks : one electric 
watch-clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking 
signals ; 1 Magneto-Electric Machine ; Relay Magnets in use, 
48 ; Eighteen-Pen Registers, 2 ; Office Bells in use, 4 ; Tele- 
graph Keys in use, 36 ; Telephones in use, 59 ; 1 switch- 
board ; galvanometers, 25 for signal batteries ; 2 portable 
rheotropes ; 1 chronometer ; 1 set telegraph apparatus in 
Superintendent's house ; 7 sets telegraphic apparatus in as- 
sistants' houses ; 1 repeating instrument from West Roxbury 
and one from Charlestown not in use ; 1,153 battery-cups in 
use at Central Office : 9 relays, 50 cups battery, in use in 
department houses ; 50 cups dry battery in house of Engine 
No. 15 ; 50 do. in house of Engine No. 10 ; 50 do. in 
house of Engine No. 14 ; 50 do. in house of Engine No. 
23 ; 60 do. in house of Engine No. 25 ; 80 do. in house 
of Engine No. 9 ; 273 spare battery-cups ; 2,200 lbs. sulphate 
of copper; 500 lbs. zinc; 695 battery coppers; brackets, 
wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bedsteads, bedding, 
and sundry other articles. 



Appendix. 85 



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 Clurrch, 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 Chui'ch, 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. 

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, com- 
position, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 



86 City Document No. 60. 

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. 

Engine-house No. 30, West Roxbury, steel, 1,000 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. 

George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,160 lbs., owned b}' city. 

Hancock School-house, Parmenter street, composition, 4,090 
lbs., owned by city. 

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, composition, 
3,110 lbs., owned by city. 

Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 
lbs. 

Old South Church, composition, 1,200 lbs., owned by city. 

Phillips School, cor. Pinckney and Anderson streets, com- 
position, 900 lbs., owned by city. 

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. 

Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 lbs., 
owned by city. 



Appendx. 87 

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 foi'egoing a machine is used for blowing 
the Abattoir whistle in Brighton. 



Public Clocks. 

The following Public Clocks, 40 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department : — 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Boylston Market. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

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. 

Shawmut-a venue 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. 



88 City Document No. 60. 

Boston Highlands. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned by city. 

Dudley-street, illuminated by city. 

Metropolitan stables, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Dorchester. 
Neponset Church. 

Tileston School (Mattapan) , owned by city. 
Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 

Charlestown. 
Bunker Hill Church. 
City Hall, owned by city. 
Harvard Hill Church. 
High School-house, owned by city. 
Unitarian Church. 



West Roxbury. 



Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 



Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



EXPENDITURES OP FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT, FROM MAY 1, 1884, TO APRIL 30, 1885. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


8eptember. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Totals. 


Salarie 


$1,541 38 
437 30 
40 35 


$1,544 50 

6 00 
58 63 

7 50 

122 00 
10 92 

54 96 
1 35 

1 94 
19 90 

2 93 


$1,625 25 
3 00 

650 00 
8 59 
7 50 
3 50 

80 85 

148 13 

94 
17 00 
25 00 


$1,618 25 
33 66 

30 25 
92 80 

6 50 
5 00 

8 27 

24 16 
24 72 
4 13 
49 23 
18 36 
55 70 
12 65 


$1,642 00 
66 50 
732 50 
245 68 
47 38 

8 00 
4 55 

22 38 
3 00 
24 00 

90 00 


$1,643 00 
310 45 
172 61 
190 83 

46 55 

10 00 
5 32 

32 47 
5 08 
2 38 
17 00 
30 86 

243 83 


$1,519 75 

86 33 

70 61 

7 00 
3 37 

6 91 

64 71 
19 86 
2 31 
21 00 
15 43 
100 20 

400 00 


$1,653 00 

77 85 
73 19 

12 50 

47 

114 41 

11 47 

94 

33 50 

2 93 


$1,609 00 
605 75 

72 08 

37 25 

2 50 

5 75 

3 50 

60 00 
63 08 

1 81 

38 00 
27 93 

54 81 


$1,702 50 

49 02 
49 13 

7 50 

3 00 
27 32 

1 19 
22 00 
IS 43 
117 15 


$1,746 00 
85 00 
935 97 

40 85 
100 00 

14 74 
116 99 
361 00 

26 84 

450 00 

44S 11 

6 48 

1,216 00 

2 93 

20 15 

50 


$1,596 00 

528 00 

101 46 
282 60 

13 00 
20 19 

27 51 

14 12 

8 94 

24 75 

25 00 
18 13 
20 65 


$19,510 63 

1,538 60 

2,418 43 

752 04 

698 43 

1,035 10 

8 59 

111 24 


Batte 








80 58 






11 25 










2 98 










79 37 
1 35 
3 88 
22 00 
15 43 
3 50 
3 10 


1,070 84 










1,504 38 
182 23 






314 83 




425 54 




400 00 
581 74 










$2,242 47 


$1,830 63 


$2,569 76 


$1,983 68 


$2,885 99 


$2,710 38 


$2,387 48 


$1,980 26 


$2,581 46 


$1,994 24 


$5,571 56 


$2,680 35 


$32,000 00 







EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1, 1884, TO APRIL 3<>, 1885. 



Salaries 

Repairs of Apparatus 

Repairs of Houses 

New Hose 

Repairs of Hose 

Fuel for Houses and Engines . . . 

Gas 

Printing, Stationery, etc 

Furniture, Bedding, etc 

Small 3upplies 

Horses, Purchase and Exchange . 

Hay, "■i:iin, and Straw 

Horse-hire, etc 

'(""Ml-, etc 

Washing 

Shoi [ng 

Harness and Repairs 

Oils, etc 

Hats, Badges, Buttons, etc 

Ladders and Repairs 

Hydrants, Reservoirs, Signs, etc, 

Extra Si rvice 

Repair-shop Tools 

New Apparatus 

Wharfage for Fire-boat 

I iontingencies . 

Water for Houses and Boat . . . . 

Water and ' 'are of Hydrant- anil 

Reservoirs . . . . . 

Pi nsions 

Totals 



May. 

129,433 4e 

1,888 ST 

273 71 

171 25 

til) 40 

511 20 

1,109 83 

21 SI 27 

114 00 

2 

2,414 00 

1,338 "" 

72 87 

2 83 

228 54 

377 51 

4 18 .11 

22 23 

86 15 



115 58 

53 20 

3,197 HO 

100 00 

61 55 



$34,945 03 

1,104 54 

240 75 

1,930 00 

47 90 

423 20 

261 56 

59 89 

126 7" 

120 57 

200 mi 

1,624 05 

27 61 

29 59 

Lj4l! 56 

327 09 

222 01 

[38 J l 



120 62 
3 99 

3,600 00 
100 00 
216 07 

1,405 00 

90,640 00 



$35,351 95 

1,102 08 

198 77 

1.797 .Id 

49 54 

693 25 

223 46 

34 79 

24 10 

74 00 

572 00 

1,307 38 

7 85 

65 86 

258 21 

321 IS 

4.". 50 

67 76 

466 85 



27 19 

5 50 

100 00 

142 12 



$34,617 15 
1,618 71 
197 66 
1,573 35 
95 85 
132 03 
699 91 
126 18 
16 28 
261 58 

796 19 

40 34 

1 96 

215 39 

315 82 
174 74 
33 72 



301 28 
3" 12 
5,690 no 
100 00 
74 06 



35,200 43 

1,138 49 

165 93 

524 13 

83 25 

529 61 

193 29 

110 71 

278 95 

169 09 

2,435 00 

1,033 53 

1 60 

4 82 

249 63 

408 88 

104 51 

80 22 

7 50 



o 72 
320 00 
100 00 
272 44 



$35,616 94 
1,235 19 
274 44 
94 00 
48 50 
1.8138 61 
204 48 
39 13 
292 28 



1,867 7n 
18 67 
13 03 
229 17 
388 69 
198 28 
26 05 



341 41 
83 B8 



100 00 
296 06 



$36,217 23 

3,484 08 
263 78 

45 50 
449 47 
713 63 
83 79 
591 67 
197 67 
475 00 
1,561 25 
17 23 
4 00 
234 66 
379 09 
91 12 
16 35 
27 52 



ISO .",11 
16 78 
60 00 
100 00 
969 33 



.- 16,670 38 
2,323 10 
204 st 
1,835 50 
49 Oil 
292 87 
300 67 
166 20 
357 66 
417 32 
960 00 
2,345 98 
11 70 
32 24 
245 03 
357 68 
203 39 
119 65 
85 36 



100 00 

672 40 



January. 



67 60 
395 50 
336 00 
96 32 
79 25 
107 89 



1.SS4 4i, 
15 92 

222 32 
396 43 
182 80 

27 57 
6 05 



100 00 
3,223 25 



$36,729 71 

1,611 61 

55 37 

425 65 

80 59 

1,162 89 

1,157 95 

89 79 

213 11 

344 44 



6 63 

3 50 

239 20 

460 10 

14s :,1 
17 HI I 
56 73 



5] 04 
242 32 

286 mi 

ioo oo 

107 15 



45 80 
335 31 



•J.SS!i 35 

42 39 

945 83 

72 10 

844 08 

306 1- 

99 76 

744 72 

301 37 

2,600 00 

3,442 54 

13 59 

41 25 

231 H2 

506 43 

417 83 

91 56 

262 65 



417 mi 

9,947 75 

6,245 mi 

100 00 

229 21 



i $2,688 74 

827 85 



10 79 

11 71 



30 99 



632 99 
30 94 



$424,264 57 
17,894 34 
3,350 55 
16,892 02 
741 13 
8,070 98 
5,893 24 
1,202 73. 
3,503 03 
3,144 60 
11,414 mi 
20,460 73 

. ; 03 

199 08 

2,841 63 

4.76S '.in 

2,995 08 

743 61 

1,106 19 

30 99 

35 98 

2,246 41 

11,387 70 

20,288 "4 

1,200 mi 

6,466 95 

1,405 00 

90,641 



INCOME. 

Fire ami Fire-Alarm Departments $2,248 08 



[Oct., 1884, 20,000] 



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